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EXCLUSIVE ASSOCIATED PRESS SERVICE BY PRIVATE WIRE.
CLARKSBUBG, W. VA., MONDAY, MAY 11, 1914.
PRICE TWO CENTS
TO INVESTIGATE DAYTON
Congressman Neely Upon Peti
; tion of More Than 9,000
West Virginians Offers It.
JUDGE'S OFFICIAL ACTS
Relating to Labor Unions and
Other Matters Form
- , Basis of Charges.
(SMCIAL. TO TMK TILMRAM)
WASHINGTON, D. *C., May 11.?
Representative Neely, of the First
I district, upon the House convening
today. Introduced a resolution which
? calls tor an investigation of the Ju
' dlclal conduotof Judge Alston G. Day
: ton, of the United States district court
' for the Northern district of West Vlr
; ginla. The resolution authorizes and
' directs the House committee on the
i Judiciary to make the investigation,
! and was referred to that committee
1 and ordered printed. The resolution
gives the committee full powers to
i conduct the investigation and provides
' for the expense It may Incur.
Some of the charges against Judge
Dayton are as follows:
"That he has Issued injunctions
against labor unions which place them
beyond the pale of the law, and which
make their deliberate actions conspir
acy and their members miscreants and
"That he has had men and women
arrested upon the sole charge of ask
ing other men to Join a labor union.
"That he, by the use of lnjunotlon
. has prevented and inhibited the exer
! else of the constitutional right of the
people to assemble peaceably to peti
tion for redress of wrongs.
"That he, under prosecution by con
tempt proceedings, recently found one
Mayor Schwartz guilty of contempt of
court and sentenced him to serve sixty
days in Jail for the sole season that
said Schwartz rented and leased his
property to one James Oates.
"That he has publicly declared his
antagonism to persons not yet on trial,
wbom he expected soon to be tried be
"That he. In the hearing of contempt
ritoceedlngs, ignores the laws of the
BCaffe of West Virginia and the con
stitution of the United States, and re
fuses to follow or be bound by the de
cisions of the supreine court of the
United States, and treats said decisions
"That his decision* have been such
as to result In their reversal when
carried to a higher court, but that
^?uSteoUfiSVis are-sb.,c<jatly. as-to. be
?prohibitive to some, and that this puts
a price upon Justice which keeps It
out of the reach of poor people.
"That his decisions, comments, and
? attitude generally prove him so con
stitutionally prejudiced as to unfit
him to act as a Judge, a position which
Tequlres, in an unusual degree, the
qualities of fairness, calmness, sym
pathy and reasoning."
The preamble to the resolution re
cites that more than 9,000 persons,
representing-themselves to be citizens
of West Virginia, have petitioned for
This resolution followed the viBlt of
A. M. Belcher, of Charleston, and
?John Palmer, Jr., of Wheeling, attor
neys for the United Mln6 Workers In
West Virginia. Mr. Belcher filed with
Representative Clayton, chairman of
the House Judiciary committee, a list
of "specifications' 'or charges against
Judge Dayton. The list Is a much
longer one than that contained In the
The committee has a week In which
to consider and report on the reso
lution. It may report It with or with
out recommendation, and the commit
tee has been known to report articles
of Impeachment instead. What course i
will be taken in this caBe no one 1
Causes Death of William Looty
An Italian Coal Miner
Funeral services over the body of
William Lootz, aged 67 years, an Ital
ian coal miner of the Fayette Coal
Company, of Dola, who died Sunday
afternoon after a tew days' illness o(
pneumonia, were held at 2 o'clock this
afternoon at the Church of the Im
maculate Conception and the burial
was in the Holy Cross cemetery.
, ffhe deceased man is survived by a
#tdow and three daughters in the old
country and three sons In this coun
try. He arrived in this country from
Italy last Monday, being taken ill a
few days after his arrival.
Are Begun in the Circuit of the
County Before Judge Hay
Jury trials were begun in the circuit
court Monday morning before Judge
A Jury returned a verdict for $511.50
for the plaintiff in the case of U. G.
Sherwood et al against F. C. Dever
The trial of F. C. Devericks's case
against D. W. Jacobs for commis
sions for selling lots is on.
MBS. WOOD FREE.
<bv A>iocMr?o muo
LONDON, May 1L?Mrs. Mary Wood,
the militant suffraget, who mutilated
the portrait of Henry James In the
Toyal academy, was released tempo
rarily from prison today. She was In
a very weakened condition because of
? ganger strike, .if
?raaBagnig-; ? '"-v ? .TV1'
VP BY THE POLICE
Are Preparing to Go at Least
150 Strong to the Coming
Clarksburg Lodge, No. 4-82, Be
nevolent and Protective Order ol
Elks, promises to have at least l&U
of Its members In the parade at the
state convention at Parkers burg
June 16, 17 and 18, and arrange
ments have been made for a fine ap
pearance. The lodge has delegated
the purchase of a fine banner to a
committee headed by Charles L.
The Parkeraburg committee head
ed by Frank J. Welch a few weeks
ago decided on suits of -blue serge
coats and white serge trousers to
be purchased 'by members from the
National Woolen Mills. The hats to
Ibe worn are to be purchase! at
Donohue and Johnson's store. They
are white hats with purple bands.
Elegant canes are to be purchased
at Nusbaum's store. Low white
shoes will be worn and they may be
purchased where the members indi
vidually may elect. Purple . hose
and purple neokttes are to be worn
and they may also be purchased
wherever the members see flt.
SHORT SESSION OF COURT.
Only Ave drunks faced Mayor Will
H. Cole at the Monday morning ses
sion of police court and the docket
was quickly disposed of. Two of them
contributed fines and the others were
One Man in Jail in Connection
with Shooting in Italian
The mystery surrounding the kill
ing of one man and the wounding
of two other persoss in an Italian
boarding house on Poplar street
Saturday night was cleared up by the
police yesterday and as a result
Frank Rollo. one of those wounded,
is held In the county jail, charged
with the shooting of Mrs. Vlto Zoc
co, and a statewide search has been
instituted for Vlto Zocco, who, two
witnesses say, fired the shot that
killed Antonio Varano, who was
found lying dead on the floor In
Zocco's home with a bullet in his
brain when police entered the house
Mrs. Zocco, who Is lying in a local
hospital suffering from a bullet
wound In her side, told the police
these facts yesterday and her story
was corroborated toy Nick Cavallo,
a boarder in the home, who was
present throughout the shooting,
though he is not thought to have
taken any part.
Special Italian Police Officer
"Jimmy" Burgess says that Rollo
and Varano are memlbers of the
Black Hand and the stories told by
the witnesses bear out this state
ment. Further proof that the
Black Hand was connected with the
shooting was offered this morning
when It was learned that tmty^three
weeks ago, Sanitary Officer Ours,
while Inspecting Zocco's premises,
found tweifty-four sticks of dyna
mite under the house. The dyna
mite was brought to the police sta
tion hut the finding of the explo
(Contlnued on page three.)
Does Mrs. Emma Robinson as
She Prepares to Leave for
Her Home in Jersey.
Miss Emma Robinson, aped 24
years, wife of J, H. Robinson, a
well known glass worker, died at
6:30 o'clock Sunday evening at. thu
home of -Mrs. P. MoGary, her mother,
at industrial after two hours' illness
of acute indigestion.
Mr. and Mrs. Roiblnson reside at,
Vineland, N. J., but Mr. Robinson
works at a local glass plant dudlng
the winter. They were to return to
Vineland yesterday, having every
thing ready and at the station to
leave at 5:45 o'clock yesterday even
ing. Mts. Robinson was wtaken ill
as they were getting ready to go to
the train and died two hours later.
The deceased woman is survived
by her mother, Mrs. MdGary, and a
brother and a sister. The brother Is
John McGary and the sister Is Miss
Elizabeth MoGary, both residing
A requiem high mass will be sala
fo rMrs. Robinson at 9 o'clock Tues
day morning at the church of the
Immaculate Conception, and the fu
neral party will leave Tuesday
evening at 5:40 o'clock for Vine
land, where the burial will take
place. Owing to the conditions of
the roads between this city and In
dustrial the body will not be brought
into the church Tunesday morning,
and friends wishing to see Mrs. Rob
inson can do so by calling at Mr. Mc
Gary's home before 4 o'clock.
Is Completed and the District
Attorney Begins to Present
the State's Case.
(BY AO?OCIAT?D ***??
NTW YORK, May 111?<A Jury to
try Charles Becker, former police
lieutenant, charged with instigating
the murder of Herman Rosenthal,
was completed today. Frederick A.
Strock and F. C. Barrett were chosen
to take the places of the men ex
The district attorney immediately
began his opening presentation of
the Btate's case to the Jury. Mr.
Whatman made no mention of the ex
ecution of the four gunmen and in
no way suggested that the prose
cution had any new evidence.
And Two Are Jailed in Default of Paj
ment for Being Drunk at Station.
Bert. Sorden, G. W. Golden and A. ]
Hays were fined $1 and costs each i
Monday morning In Justice T. G. Nice-1
warner'B court for being drunk at the
Baltimore and Ohio railroad Btatlon.
Sorden paid his fine and was released
but in default the others were sent
I to Jail for road work of six days each.
All were arrested and prosecuted by
W J. Mays, a member of the rallrg?4
? v "" "no
To Sailors and Soldiers Who
Lost Their Lives at the
Battle of Vera Cruz.
WILSON MAKES ADDRESS
School Children Sing, Band
Plays Dirge and Bluejackets
Escort the Coffins.
(?V ASSOCIATED PRESS)
NEW YORK, May 11.?The dead
from Vera Cruz were landed on
American soil today and city, state
and nation paid them tribute.
Two hours before the city was astir
seventeen coffins were removed from
the deck of the cruiser, Montana, and
placed on caissons on the plaza In
Battery Park. Few witnessed this
ceremony for the sun was but half
Many thousands before 8 o'clock
began making their way toward lower
Manhattan while others massed about
city hall, where the procession was to
halt. Still others lined the ap
proaches to Manhattan bridge and
finally a great throng gathered at the
navy yard where eulogies were to be
said. Many wore little bows of black.
Others wore bands of black on their
President Wilson arrived from
Washington shortly before 7 o'clock.
He was taken Immediately to the
home of his friend, Colonel E. M.
House, and from there to the battery,
where he took his place in the proces
Twenty-four picked mounted police
led the cortege. Behind them were
the combined band of the Wyoming
and Texas, leading 600 blue jackets
from these ships.
Next came the coffins in single file
and at the side of each rode a police
man. At the corner of each coffin
trudged a national guardsman. The
Stars and Stripes alone covered the
Behind the last caisson came the
carriages bearing the president, sec
retary of the navy, senators, congress
men and representatives of the state
The cortage began to move at 9
o'clock, the ship's band playing a fun
eral march; bluejackets with arms
reversed. The crowds stood with
barred heads. Through the skyscrap
er canyon of lower Broadway, past
old Trinity church and Into the city
hall plaza the procession moved.
At city hall, wheer columns and
portico were draper In black, the cor
tage halted, while Mayor Mitchel
placed on a casslon a wreath of or
chids, the city's tribute. As be did so
bluejackets presented arms and 800
school children sang "Nearer My God
to Thee." From there the route lay
north to the navy yard, where the
ceremonies were simple and brief. An
Invocation by Chaplain William E.
Cassar, of Annapolis, was followed
by President Wilson's address, and
prayer by Rabbi Stephen S. Wise and
Father John T. Klttrlck, chaplain of
the Maine. Three volleys fired by a
detachment of marines and taps by a
bugler concluded the program. Of
the bodies fourteen were sent to rel
atives. Three bodies were taken on
the Montana for removal to New Eng
President Wilson had no formal ad
dress for the ceremony at the navy
yard. After Secretary Daniels had read
to him the names of the American
dead, the president replied with lm
PETER COLLINS LECTURES
IN CITY THIS EVENING
PETER W? COLLINS, V
Mr. Collins will dellvej a lecture
on "The Coming Conflict or the"
Menace of Socialism," at the Robin
son Grand theater at 8 o'clock this
evening under the auspices of the
Knights of Columbus.
The local committee in charge ot
the lecture announces that owing to
the limited seating" capacity of the
theater and the large crowd expect
ed, children under sixteen years of
age will not be admitted.
Ten Cents a Barrel When the
Market Opens Today in the
City of Pittsburg.
PITTSBURG, May llv?Ten cents
came off the price of the principal
grades of crude oil when the market
opened today, the following prices
being quoted by the purchasing agen
Pennsylvania crude, $1.90; Mercer,
$1.40; Newcastle, 11.40; Corning,
$1.05; and Cabell, |1.47. The reduc
tion on Somerset was Sve cents to
$1.05 a barrel.
Of an American Officer, Re
tired, at Instance of Uncle
Shm is Reported.
<av AsaociA-rio .mil)
"WASHINGTON, D. C., May 11.?
First Lieutenant Charles M. Malgne,
United States Army, retired, who went
through the Mexican line at Vera Cruz
in the capaolty of correspondent for a
Washington newspaper, was arrested
today upon returning to Vera Cruz.
Advice of his arrest reached the war
department from General Funston.
The arrest was ordered from Wash
ington on the ground that it would be
dlfllcult to explain the presence of an
American officer within the lines of
those who contest the rights of the
United tSates on Mexican soil.
Wisconsin County, Killing One
Person and Injuring
MADISON, Wis., May 11.?Mrs. John
OIsob, of Glenville, was killed and four
other persons injured when a severe
storm passed over Dane county today.
Buildings were wrecked and other
damage done. Four big tobacco sheds
near MdFarland were partly demol
ished. Farmers report the greatest
damage to growing tobacco.
Of Good Roads in West Vir
ginia is to Be Issued by the
State Road Bureau.
MORGAN TOWiN, May 11.?At a
meeting of the state road bureau just
held here, at which L W. Stenger was
officially appointed secretary, the
preparation of a good roads route book
for West Virginia was authorized.
? The publication will be modeled
after the Blue Book, so well known
to motorists, but it will be devoted ex
clusively to this state and will be
much more complete In detail. The
book will not only show the best high
ways in various parts of the state, but
will designate the kind and quality
of all the principal roads. All per
tinent facts concerning the scenery,
hotel and garage accommodations and
other details will ge given.
CAB TO HOT.
For the convenience of persons at
.tending the Grand Encampment and
the Department Council meeting Wed
nesday a car will leave Clarksburg at
11:30 on the interurban line for In
termediate points, making connections
for Mannington and other points.
The Clarksburg Mlnslterlal Union
held a regular meeting .Monday fore
noon in the parlor or the First Pres
byterian church. Besides routine
?business looked after, the Bev. Dr.
H. T. McClelland read an excellent
paper on "The Ministry of Com
OWE MARRIAGE LICENSE.
SENATOR GOFF'S SPEECH
AGAINST TOLLS' REPE.*
- * . ' ** '
ARE THROWN OUT
Gompers, Mitchell and Morri
son Go Free through Statute
(BY ASSOCIATED PftKSSl
WASHINGTON. D. C.i May 11.?
The contempt sentences Imposed by
the district court on Samael Oompers,
John Mitchell and Frank Morrison,
labor leaders,.were set aside today by
the supreme court as barred by the
statute of limitations.
Justice Holmes Bald the case turned
upon the point that the contempt pro
ceedings should have been started
within three years of the date of.the
offenses, that proceedings for contempt
should be speedy and thus come with
in the purpose of the state of limi
tations. Justices Pitney and Vande
The decision settled the point that
contempts of court are crimes. Jus
tice Holmes said that contem'pts are
Infractions of law vlsited-with. punish
ment as suoh and it they were not
crimes the court was In error as to the
most fundamental characteristics of
crime, as that word has been under
stood In English speech. The mere
fact that as contempts had been
worked and fought out they were not
triable by Jury did not make them any
the less crimes, he added.
Dora Dodd was ordered to leave the
city and warned that a jail sentence
would be hers If she returned when
she was arraigned in police court Sun
day morning on a charge of disorderly
conduct near the Glen Elk bridge Sat
urday night. She agreed to leave the
city at once. She was arrested by
is Death of Sherman Hileman,
of Frenchton, at a Local
, While enroute to his Home at
Frenchton, Sherman Hileman, aged
47 years,, was taken U! at the local
Baltimore and Ohio station Sunday
and was taken to the Glen Elk hotel
where he died at 2 o'clock Monday
morning. Heart failure was the
cause of Mr. Hlleman's death.
(Mr. Hileman had been -visiting in
this city for several days and started
for his home at Frenchton Sunday
morning. While waiting for a train
at the station he was taken ill.
Friends removed him to the Glen
Elk hotel where a physician was
summoned and it wis thought that
he could resume his journey this
morning, however, he gradually
grew worse and died at the hour
The deceased man is survived by
a widow and several children. The
body was prepared for burial and
will be taken to Frenchton Tuesday,
The funeral services and burial
will take place there Wednesday.
John Galvln, of Cincinnati, 0., past
grand exalted ruler, announces his
acceptance of an Invitation to deliver
the memorial address of the Clarks
burg lodge of Elks the first Sunday
in next December. Mr. Galvln Insti
tuted the local lodge fifteen years ago.
Is Frank Paujetta, It Is, Report
ed, and Sheriff Sends Posse
on Another Search.
Information was telephoned to Sher
iff Ross F. Stout late Monday after
noon that Frank Pauletta, the con
demned murderer who recently es
caped from the county jail, had been
seen In a thicket on the north side of
Plnnloklnnlck hill. The sheriff Im
mediately organized a posse and sent
it In charge of a deputy to search the
Seven men were arrestdd as sus
picious characters Sunday night about
9:30 o'clock at a gas well rig In Qlen
Elk No. 2 by Sheriff Stout and a posse
ot deputies, who were scouring that
section for Pauletta. The men were
locked up in the oounty jail to await
action in their cases by the prosecut
ing attorney. Their names are regis
tered as B. L. Vincent, Anthony Mun
ley. Dais Pascll, John Teeney, James
McHale and John Campbell.
Warship Has 250 of Them on
Board on the Way to Vera
ARE MOSTLY SPANIARDS
Gunboat Belonging to the Mex
ican Federal Forces Blown
Up by Rebels.
(BY ASSOCIATED PRtS.1
dfflLAAEISrON, May HI?Cables
from Vera Cruz today say that the
British warship, Hermlone, took pit
700 refugees from Tamplco last
night and is now enroute to Vera
Cruz. Most of them were Spaniards
and other foreigners and includeJ
400 men, 200 women and 150 thil
GUNBOAT BLOWN CP
BY THE XEXICjLN REBELS.
Are Registered Today But No
Damage is Reported There
from So Far.
MY AStOCIATSD PHUt)
CA.TANA, Italy, iMay 11?Several
slight earthquake shocks were reg
istered today but no further damage
was reported. Army, navy and civ
i'ian authorities continue! their ef
fort to relieve the distress of the
thousands of persons who lost their
homes in the earthquake which de
stroyed a dozen villages last week.
'Most of the peasants are leaving
the district. Others refuse to more
until they learn the fate of missing
relatives. Official returns of the
dead give the number tCt about lbo
but it is bellevea many mome are
still buried in the heaps ot debris.
(ar AMM1ATU MUH
WASHINGTON, D. C., May 11.?
Rear Admiral Howard, commander of
the Pacific fleet, reported today that
the abandoned Mexican federal gun
boat, Morelos, was yesterday boarded,
set afire and blown up by the Con
stitutionalists, at Mazatlan.
SUPREME COURT JUSTICE
IS SELECTION OF WILSON.
WASHINGTON, D. C? May 1.1?
Associate Justice Joseph R. Lamar
ot the United States supreme court,
and Frederick W. Lehmann, or St.
Louis, tonner solicitor general, have
been selected by the president to
present his views before the South
American mediators In the Mexican
(Continued on page three.)
W. M. Quinn, popular conductor on
the Short'Line railroad, continues In
a serious condition at his home on
Baltimore street He has been ill for
several days and news ot his unim
proved condition will be received with
regret by his many friends.
Of the City High School Will
Be Delivered by Dr. Hal
leek, of Louisville, Ky.
While the graduating class of the
high Bchol has not been definitely
determined owing to illness and
other causes, there are forty-t>ne stu
dents under consideration?nineteen
girls and twenty-two boys. The
closing exercises will begin yith. - a
class "sermon by the Rev. G. I).
Smith In the First Methodist Epis
copal church, at 10:46 o'clock Sun.
day, May 24. The class address
will be made In 'the Masonic temple
Thursday evening. May 28, by Dr.
Reuben Post (Halleck,. ot. Louisville,
Ky. The colored school commence
ment will be held the following night
in the Water street school audi
(BY ASSOCIATED Ml KM)
NEW YORK, May H.?Colonel'John
C. Calhoun Mayo, Democratic national
committeeman from Kentucky, died
here this afternoon at the hotel where
he has been 111 Bince April 23.
DOVENEB IS DEAD.
Word Is received here of the death
of 'Captain B. B. Dovener, ot Wheeling,
former congressman, at a sanitarium
at Glen Echo. Md., Saturday, aged 73
years. He will be buried at Wheeling.
TO BE SENT HOME.
BATAVIA, Java, May 11.?The body
of Madam Lillian Nordica, the Amer
ican singer, who died here of pneu
monia last night. Is to be sent to the
United States May 1?.
William F. Meredith '.fit Wolf Sum
mit, was a city visitor Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Elijah Gain were here
STRUCK BY AUTO.
art a?in in mi mm)
TODCtHMOND, V*-, April 11?
tur Axtell, vice president ot the
Chesapeake and Ohio railway, was
struck by an automobile on the
street here today and is bettered to
I Tells the Senate'to Kill the Hay
Treaty and Throw Off
SUBTIE |RlTiSti AtteDE
And Hand of Canad
the Web That Ca<
, Saturdays Washington Post gave the
following account ot Senator Nathan
Gott's speech agalnBt repeal ol the
tolls exemption clause of the Panama
canal law:- S
Senator Nathan Golf, of West
ginia, who for twenty years be
coming Into the Senate was a fede
Judge of the circuit court. In an eli
orate speech on the toll repeal l
yesterday' gave the experts In int
national law who claim that toll e
emptlon violates the Hay-PaUnoefo
treaty new food for thought
Provisions No Longer Binding.
He held that If their contention 1"
correct the Hay-Pauncefote treaty
has, In fact, been abrogated, and that
Its provisions are no longer binding.
He asserted that England for 120
years had attempted to take advant
age of the United States by the sub
tleties of diplomacy, and gave It as
his firm conviction that this country #
can never have diplomatic peace with
Great Britain until the treaty now In
controversy 1b formally abrogated.
Not until then, he said, would the peo
ple of the United States possess their
complete commercial and Industrial
Calls It Monstrous Proposition.
The Bpeeoh of tbe West Virginia
senator was a strong argument for
toll exemption. He predicted political
disaster for the party which attempts
to make vessels of the United State*
pay tollB, the only ones, as he fully
explained during his speech, that
would be required to do so. The ves
sels of all other countries, he eatd,
would be, exempt from tolls, because
England, Germany, France and .Japan
have already arranged to pay the tolla
Imposed upon commercial vessel!
owned by their people.
"That Is a monstrous proposition,
but it is a verity," he said. "Our ships
are struggling now, God knows, under
a burden that: I wonder they bear aa
well aa they do. BUt they must pass
through Hie canal owned by their
country and. whose flag U?ey carry,
branded as the only vessels that must
pay tolls. " H
Pleads for Its Abrogation.
"I believe the day 1b conllng when
these shlpa wM go through free. It
this Congress, does not so speak, aftot
the people of this nation have spoken,
there will be a Congress that will.
"You may call such legislation s
subsidy, if you please, which techni
cally it 1b not, but it will not scare me,
for I know that by and through auch
governmental* policies all other na/
tions have prosperity, and I know,
also, that that prosperity has driven
our ships from the waters of all
"I, for one, would like to declare
that the government of the United.
States Is weary ot this continued strife
from 1794 down to 1914, with the sub
tle diplomacy of Great Britain. I am
tired of such contentions. We should
no longer'BUbmit to the uncalledctor
meddling in our home affairs by na
tions that at least are officious. Let
us throw oft the yoke to which wo
should never have been subjected and
deolare our commercial and world
wide industrial Independence, and an
nounce it In a manner that will t>?
"Let us," continued Senator Goff,
with vehemence, "abrogate the Hay- ?
Pauncefote treaty by an act of thi?
Congress?the course that I have In
dicated, which has been pursued in
similar circumstances fromrthe foun
dation of the government.
"It it is true that our Panama canal
tolls act is In conflict with the Hay
Pauncefote treaty, then that act abr??
gates the treaty. You cannot escape
that conclusion. I submit it to the
consideration ot the president and of
those who claim that the legislation,
of lfll2 is in violation of -the Hay
"We would better reject the bin, and
then, for fear there should be any
misunderstanding about it, abrogate
the treaty. We. shall never have dip
lomatic peace until we so act."
Qnotes Many Opinions.
Senator Goff quoted from the public
statements of Senators Walsh and
Vardaman, Representative Underwoodi
former Presidents Taft and Roosevelt
In favor of the exemption of coastwise
shipping from tells as indicative ot
the thought ot the country and the
opinion of representative men of both
the great parties. ? gg '
He referred sarcastically to the re
cent statements of the president to
the suffragists that he could not dis
cuss that question because there was
no platform deolaratlon upon it, al
though he at the same time not only
disregarded, but repudiated, a spectflo
plank declaring in tavor of toll ex
eI"offers Two General Propositions.
Senator Goff set up two general
propositions ,to which he addressed
himself at length:
"There is no international obligation
to submit the construction of legisla
tive acts by any prooesa of arbitration,
"That any aggrieved party has an
appropriate, impartial, and competent
tribunal in the supreme oonrt ot the
"We are considering today," con
tinued Senator Goff, "a bill the object
ot which is to repeal legislation that
has hsd the unqualified approval ot
the voters ot this nation. T1
have tally considered attd^,
weighed In the balance tbe <
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