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SWERING THE CRY 4 MORE SPEED*.' •• See the Article in \u25a0'[ . The Sunday Call next Sunday VOLUME CVIL— NO. 154. ALL SET FOR FLANERY TRIAL Mac Sherry Pleads Guilty and fs Given a Year at San Quentin QUO. KNIGHT MAY DEFEND FORMER COMMISSIONER Fickeri Will Get the Grand Jury Transcript of the Case and No More INDICTMENT OF PISTOLESI : M IS AMONG POSSIBILITIES V.r* IIANK McSHERRY. a member of \u25a0: r^.fttte gang of Sausalito fake pool : '\* room operators, out of whose ar .'.'tVs.t have grrown tho developments •;; lfosiijt ing in a felony charge against \u25a0 rVrikident. Harry P. Flannery of the San : I'-jancisco police commission, added a r.ry*-: chapter to the sensations in the • iroolronm case yesterday morning by : : ..w!t.!irfrawing his plea, of not guilty to • ttij grand larceny charge on which he was. on trial in Judge L»ennon's court '1-n .Sa" Kafael and substituting a pica. of p:ui!ty. •"•;. SlcSnerry asked for immrtjiatc judg ement, and at 2 o'clock, following argu ;n°:eiits for leniency in his behalf by the /^attorneys pngaged in his defense, was ( (sentenced by Judge Lennon to one year "•in-iikn Quentin prison. A commitment ~\\i!! be issued this morning and Mc ;.^lio'rry;.^lio'rry at once will be taken to the ,* f. Coincident with the acceptam-e of v'^lr^hcrry's plea. Judge Lennon issued sin order instructing Harry P. Klan n» ry to appear before him at 10:^^ ociock this morning for arraignment •«>« the charge of grand larceny, lodged V&igaiiist him in the indictment returned . : iaM I'riday by the Marin county grand :: ;!.ir;. With Joseph Abbott on bail un- promise of Immunity in return for } hi;*.' '.."confession involving: Flannery, \u25a0^iicji-"*nd with McSherry under sentence '. : -',ti? Vja year in prison. J-"lannery"s case • j<-ill be the first of the transbay liutiko •\u25a0••fuattcrs'ftctUi^y brought to triai. LSoyd Has More Evidence r . This is absolutely to Dis • n-i< : i Aiiorncy Boyd of Marin county, as ,*.J»e \\ill not be obliged prior to Flan .-Ijicry'a trial to make public the full '-.• o£ Jiis evidence conoernins ;•!::< j< lk Rcd^relations between Flannery ..-.iivO ifie Sausalito bunko operators. Just '\u25a0..•>\\ far.tlii.s evidence g-oes toward c* '-la-bii'shing Flannery's ffu^jlt is thus far .. >. -if l that Boyd has shared with no ,'oh"; /wept possibly one or two other . • cdunty officials who will be connected .'•-\\;itU the conduct of the case. \u25a0'. -It is no • longer dispuled, however, : .;<li,«t thr evidence brought before the O.iaYiM' county grand jury, upon which V hhi'-Virry wa? indicted, is but the barest ."'.v.h<-l.< ton of the case that will be made .:':• iiini on trial. Boyd tacitly ad >r-i'\!tt>;U. yesterday that Joe Abbott's or :-i£iftal "concession went a great deal far 'CJfJicr •thi«i"». the statements he made foe •,.:?^i- tire grand jury, that certain docu ;-v).j-V!Ttary evidence corroborating Ab !;4*;nf.s. declarations is in his possession \u25a0"..a-r.ii that a number of strong witnesses :; ; »vJ-i<>-. were not ealle«l before the grand £.|Vsi*j: at all will be produced at the time ; Indict Postolesi rf-ii.e invetotlgation growing out of the •."S^.u.salito poolroom case is not at an \u25a0 iiid.. The Marin county grand jury will irve>.t again, either the latter part of ./'tfVls week or early next week, and it j.!fs highly probable that another indict rwnit will be returned against Klan .. ncry. and also that a true bill will be found against Supervisor Ixmis Pis toly>f;i of Marin county, whose alleged \u25a0."connection with th*» pang of bunkomen has been the subject of considerable In \vi'li»m Israel, who was railed as a grand jury witness a week ago, de clared that be had introduce.! Pisto- Wj to Frank MeSherry at the latter'fi r'«)uest. but denied all knowledge of any arrangement for protection be iwfrn the bunko operators and Pisto :<\---i or any other county official. 'Pisto- Icsl •. himself admitted yesterdaj- 'that he knew Frank Hazel, the fugitive member at the gang, and that he had \u25a0'bad money dealings with him. TistoleH! *ai«l that Hazel, whom he knew as Frank Alphonse, had given him J.j.COO to "take care of" for him, ;;nd had later returned and asked for the return of $5,000, with no mention of the extra $200. Pistolcsi stated that l:p had returned the entire amount, \u25a0 However, but did not go into any of ; rhe details of how the transaction had <;onie about or what conversation passed between himself an J Hazel at the time Ihe money was returned. Fjckcrt to Get Transcript. Only %' : While neither District Attorney wJoyd of Marin county nor District At- Fickert of San Francisco will : admit that there lias been any fric-_ VUon between them over the Flannery Continued on I'npp -, Column S The San Francisco Call. INDEX OF THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL'S NEWS TODAY TELEPHOXE KEARXY 86 TUESDAY, MAY 3, 1910 EDITORIAL A|M»ropriations tremble in balance. Page 8 Queer objections to direct primary. Pace 6 Itooeevelt cry heard at Wbite House. Page 6 Uncertain political future of congress, rage 6 POLITICAL <;r>Tern<>r Gillett duoks primary fight, slipping maebiM program to Warren Porter. I'age 4 CITY Xpw chief of forest service armrs on official Tif.it. l'agea LafJios' Vrnnel association seats officers fleeted bjr faction. FaK* » Tho Knights of the Royal Arch meet in an nual convention. l'age « Engineer Kostrr contributes expert services free to Ot-eau Shore. Page 16 f>'uprrTisor Walsh denounces slaughter by Unit ed Railroads Ftrw-tears. Page 4 Juvenile Briators practice for aviation contest at Auditorium May 19-21. Page 3 17, S. District Judge dp HaTen. mil take long rest, spending time in country. Page 10 Inspectors bejtiu investigation into esu^e of. wtccV of stoamsbip Santa Clara. Page 1O KuildTs' exchange subscribes f1",000 In 32 minutes to Panama-Pacific exposition. Page '2 Wife in' second suit acaiust 11. H. Norwood j abks for $300 a month separate mainten ance. Page 7 City Attorney I/>ng sends brief to Secretary Ballinjer defending city's right to Hctch Hctebr. Pace 16 SUBURBAN Council defers action on water rates agree ment. I'atff j Berkeley women to £tve "As You Like If in Claremont bills. fagc -\u25a0» Berkeley Greek department to present class drama in English. Page S Incorrigible boy tired of confinement makes an other break fur liberty. Page S Mrs. Oarenec Trowell entertains young mat rons at Linda Vista home. Page 8 Children sue to break mother's will which leaves $21,000 to stepfather. Page » Mrs. Harry Dreyer sues for divorce, alleging husband borrowed too often. PaijeS Hijrh school students said to have joined fra ternities in spite of the law. rase i Pircctor Parker and Secretary Maunder accused of ..heating Suburban realty company. Pace a George W. I/angnn. an Oakland attorney, is run down by train at Vallejo Junction. Pagr 0 COAST Man •'-its on bat pins and starts panic in mov ing picture show. Page 5 Ail Nizht and Day hunk of I»s Angeles with stands short run. Page 4 Beauty doctor buys home of oculist, he packs his Hollies and leaves. Page J Hills.borou?h"!« town marshal finds discretion the better part of valor. rage o Board of fdacNfi'in drops investigation of rumors at Smrta Clara high school. Page 1 EASTERN Lightning starts fire in oil tank containing 35.000 barrels. . Page 1 Administration railroad legislation <Joomcd tf defeat Id fccate. Page 1 Mayor Gaynor welcomes Wovrcn In N«»*r York at end of Ion? its Ik. Page 3 Storms in Kansas claim one life; lower temper ature follows heavy rain?. Page 5 Supreme icoofi affirms decisions agaiust Stand jir'l oil ami lumber combine. ' Page 1 rresident Taft in speech .In Pittsburg. takes pride in his choice of Knor. : Page 1 Samuel (Propers In an address urgvs farmers* unions to unite with labor unions. Page 3 Secretary Ballinger drnle.< rumor .that he con tcmplstes resigning from cabinet. Page 3 SPORTS If I felt any better I wouldn't know what to d<>. says Jeffries. Page to f.ioldfinn wins handicap and four favorites finish firot at Mmoryvillo. Pajre 10 Marquis in Isotta pilots car to victory in 105 mile ra<-e at Coalinga. " Page 11 Series this week to decide whether Senators or Oaks occupy cellar. I'um i* nepr^cntstives of Jeff and Johnson to discuss referee «iuestlon today. I'agi- *.» District Attorney .Donahue, finds law not clear on what is « prize fight. Page 10 Rest oarsmen about the bay to participate in regatta of ajnnteur clubs. Page 10 Aeroplane driven by Charles K. Hamilton routs auto rai-er on Georgia track. Page JO Jockey Carroll Shilling reinstated by N<-w York jockey club after suspension. Page 10 E. Simpson, tail ender in the pool tourney, t-urprites by' defeating leader. >*aicr 1 1 U. P. Prentiss and It. J. Krascr win honors of National r^Tolver association. Page 11 Mechanical Art* and I/>well school athletes plan dual track meet Saturday. Page 16 Cincinnati National leajrtip csme protested by both side* though Cincinnati won. f age 11 MARINE Trans-Pacific passenger travel is growing in Tulurae. Page 15 NEW BILL CREATES BUREAU OF MINES Will Thoroughly Investigate Cause of AH Explosions WASHINGTON. May 2.— The senate today amended and passed a bill, which already had passed the house, to create a bureau of mines in the interior de partment. In addition to carrying on mining work heretofore done by the geological survey, the bureau will in vestigate the cause of mine explosions. Root opposed the bill on the ground that the measure- was a step "toward the usurpation by the national govern ment of duties -which belonged to the states/* . The bill places the bureau in the hands of a director with a salary of $6,000 a year. A portion of the work of the geologi cal survey is to be transferred to the new bureau. JURY INVESTIGATES RAILROAD SCANDAL Will Hear Charge of Bribery Against Senator Lorimer CHICAGO. May 2.— Secrecy marked the first day's proceedings of the, spe cial grand Jury called to hear evidence in the Chicago and Western Indiana railroad alleged graft scandal and also to investigate charges of bribery 'in the election of United States Senator William Lorimer. Charles A. White, representative from the forty-ninth district, who- charges he was given a $1,000 bribe to vote for JLorimer, spent most of the day in the private offices of State Attorney .Way man. He was. not called into the jury room. . John C. Fetzer and Benjamin 51. Thomas, former president of the Chi cago and Western ; Indiana railroad, held "an extended. conference with Way man "after the jury, adjourned. . SAN FRANCISCO, TUESDAY, MAY 3, 1910. TAFT RAILROAD BILL BUTCHERED BY ITS FATHERS Regulars in Senate Ward Off Defeat by Eliminating the Vital Sections Senator Flint Quits Conference When Suggested Compro= mise" Is Rejected WASHINGTON, May 2.— President Taft's railroad legislation will be emasculated. At the close of a pro tracted conference of leading "regular" republican senators tonight it was ap parent the revolt of the senate "in surgents" had been virtually successful, and the sections of the bill relative to traffic agreements and mergers which Senator Cummins and other insurgents have been lighting to amend will bo abandoned. Practically nothing distinctive of the original bill will remain save the sec tions providing for the creation of a court of commerce. Even that has had a perilous time in the. house, and no body tonight is prepared to guarantee that it will be enacted. - Whole Bill May Fail In fact, the differences between the senate and the house are so great that it would surprise nobody if the entire bill should fail in conference. So serious became the situation of the bill late today that President Taft himself, at Pittsburg, was advised of the situation over the telephone by Senator Aldrich. Despairing of putting the bill through the senate as reported from the committee on interstate commerce, the leaders in this conference tonight decided to eliminate section 7, which the insurgents claim practically would have repealed the Sherman anti-trust law by permitting traffic agreements, and section 12, which would have legal ized mergers in cases where one rail road corporation owning already SO per cent of another desired to control out right. Upon the insurgents, the administra tion will endeavor to place the respon sibility for the failure of the Taft. rail road legislation. To Senator Aldrich over the telephone .Tan is said to' have expressed himself emphatically to this effect. Taft Wants No Blame He said he had initiated the pending measure and had advocated it through out the country in the form in which it was reported to the senate, and, if a combination of insurgent republicans and democrats rendered it impossible for the republican majority to. enact the bill he felt the administration should be relieved of responsibility for its defeat. He rested the entire matter in the hands of Senator Aldrich and his republican associates; who were then in conference. v ln the conference were Senators Al drich, Elkins, Carter, Kean, Crane, Root, Curtis, Flint, Brandegee,- Lodge and, from time to time, other republi can leaders. Although admittedly stopped from passing the bill in the form in which they wished, the administration sena tors at once began the formulation of plans to take away from the insurgent republicans the chance to claim a clean cut victory.- They even wore an air of jubilation tonight over the prospect of putting the "insurgents" to rout on the pending Cummins amendment to the traffic agreement section, which will be the first matter' voted upon when the bill is again taken up, perhaps tomor row. When the original Cummins amend ment to this section, introduced as a substitute for the Elkins-Crawford pro vision was voted upon Saturday the administration senators won by a mar gin of six votes. It was generally supposed this vote constituted a test of succeeding votes and that the Klkins .Crawford amendment, which its oppo nents charged was a bold method of repealing the Sherman anti-trust' law so far as its application to railroads is concerned, would be adopted. But there were so many absentees -Saturday that the result with the full membership present could not be foretold. From a message received from some of the absentees it was evident the regular republicans ivould meet with a reversal on the next vote, .for under the senate rules a vote easily could be delayed until the arrival of the ab sentees. After the vote Saturday Sen ator Cummins immediately offered an other amendment to accomplish the same purpose as that which: had just been voted down. J As the pending Cummins. amendment is offered as a substitute for the Klkins- Crawford provision no motion can side track this provision; it must be dis posed of before any other, step ; can be taken.* That is where the.administra tion senators believe they have the whip hand of their opponents. - Eliminate the Section The republican leaders discovered there were certain members who pre ferred the Cummins to the Elkina- Crawford amendment, "but \u25a0 were, op posed to the entire traffic section. These senators did not hesitate to. enter into an agreement with the regular repub 7 Means ,to vote .against . the ...Cummins Continued on Page S, Column 2 LETTERS FROM ROOSEVELT NOT SENT TO TAFT President Not Numbered Among Correspondents of His Predecessor Political Flurry^ Based Upon Word of Friends Who May Have Heard From Him [Special Dispatch to The Call] NEW YORK, May.- 3— A special dis patch from '-.-.Washington to the World says : Theodore Roosevelt has not written to President Taft- that ho will not be a candidate for any office, nor that he will urge the election of William I^ocb Jr. as governor of the state of New York. Roosevelt, has not written to Taft about anything. The president said this just before leaving Washington, and Secretary Carpenter said that nothing had been received from Roosevelt since the pres ident started on his western trip. Both Senators Lodgri and Root agree that President Taft lias received no letters of any kind from Colonel Roosevelt during his absence. POLITICIAN'S NOT IX DOUBT There never has been any doubt here that Roosevelt would indorse President Taft on his return, nor that he would not personally become a candidate for office. In other words the regulars, in surgents and democrats have agreed that Roosevelt was hanest in his sup port of William H. Taft and that lie would back his play for another term. It has not been thought . seriously at the capital that Roosevelt would be a candidate for congress, with the speak ershlp in sight; that he would try to take Sjenator Depew's seat or that he would care again to be governor, of New York. On the last named propo sition there has not boon any doubt in the minds of New York representatives in' congress that Kooscvelt is for Loeb. "The publication .of the statement of the alleged attitude"of former Presi dent Roosevolt toward the present ad ministration as expressed in a letter to President Taft is newoxte me." said Representative Nichr^SF-Jion^rworth to day^/ r , ;?r-. ~ Denials Sufficient •'; "I can not think 'that ytft facts are as stated. I ha\v heard of no such- let ter and in the face of the denials from the president, who is now in Pittsburgh and the denials from the Whjte House itself, I am- sure that no such letter has been received," By IRA E. BENNETT [Special Dispatch to The Call] WASHINGTON, May 2. — The Posts announcement of the favorable attitude of Theodore Roosevelt toward the Taft administration and the first definite news that he would hold himself in the ranks of private citizens after his re turn to the United States gave political Washington a-genuine thrill today- and incidentally sent shivers down the spines of congressional insurgents. • The republican congressional cam paign committee seized at once upon the important tidings and prepared to sow throughout the land the news that the. former president had stamped his "O. K." on the Taft administration. There, came out during the day corrob oration of the report that Roosevelt had been keeping-several of his friends and former associates at the capital plenti fully, supplied with letters. Letters Kept Private Senator Henry Cabot Lodge, the long time friend of Roosevelt, has been in constant communication with the for mer executive. The .letters have been kept private. The Massachusetts sen ator, however, has not hesitated to say "all is well" to his close friends who have "pressed him! for a statement of Roosevelt's attitude toward President Taft and his administration. Letters were written also to Roosevelt's son in law. Representative Nicholas L»ong worth. Longworth said today thai he knew of no letters received in -Washington which outlined the political views of his father in law. I.OXGWOIITH FOn TAFT He told his Hearers that ho was a Taft man, not on' the surface, but through and through, and that he was not willing to use Taft's name as a cloak for the support of other men and other Interests. "1 am not willing to praise him in public and work against him in private," said the Ohio ! congress man amid the plaudits of his hearers. The insurgents/were not long this morning in .coming into .possession of the news.' Republican committees pro posed to take every advantage of the repoFt concerning -the attitude of for mer President Roosevelt, and they nat urally., fell to wondering just how significant their constituents at home would consider the news to" be. : Representative E. A. Hayes said that nothing suited; him better than- to learn that all /doubt, concerning the attitude of Roosevelt had been removed. >'I am behind | President Taf t.'V ; said Hayes, "and V am - glad ,. to - know that Roosevelt will J be = on hand to boost." No Letter to Taft ,-pi.TTSBURG, May 2.— When Presi dent Taft was infortned today^ of . the story! published in Washington as 1 to letters said to have been '- received by \u25a0him: and^ was asked _ if,; he had \u25a0 received any *sucncommunicati6ns f from, "Roose velt,, he", shook his head. "No," 'he CONFLICTING TELEGRAMS STATES UPHELD IN ANTITRUST FIGHT Supreme Court Affirms Deci sions Against Standard Oil and Lumber Combine . ! WASHINGTON, May. 2.— The hands of the states in their fight against trusts were upheld today by the supreme court of the United States. The Association of Retail Lumber j Dealers in Mississippi and Louisiana was disbanded by affirmation of the decree of the supreme court of Mis sissippi; the Standard oil company of Kentucky was ousted from Tennessee by the approval of the decree of tha supreme court of Tennessee. Both, the state courts had held, violated the anti trustact of the respective- states. Justice Lurton. announced the opin ion of the court in the Mississippi case. It was his first utterance from the su preme court bench on the trust. Ques tion. Ho accepted the findings of the state courts and considered only wheth er the. statute was in conflict with the fourteenth, amendment by abridging the freedom of contract. "That any one of the persons en gaged in" the retail lumber business might have made a fixed rule of con duct not to buy his stock v from a pro ducer or wholesaler who would sell to the consumers in competition with him self, is plain," said, the justice. "No law which would infringe his freedom of contract in that particular would Stand.; "But when the plaintiffs in error com bine and agree that no one of them will trade with any producer or whole saler who shall sell to a consumer 1 in the trade range of , any of them, quite another case is presented. ; "An act harmless when done by any one may become a public wrong when done by many acting in concert, for it then takes on the form of. conspiracy and may be prohibited or punished if the result be hurtful to the public or to the individual against whom the con certed action is directed." .LIGHTNING FIRES BIG /EASTERN OIL TANK 35,000 Barrels Burning; 400 Men Fight Flames MARTINSVILL.E, 111., May 2.—Thirty five^ thousand barrels, of oil is burning in one of the large. tanks'of the Ohio oil company here' tonight. The tank was struck :by lightning. To * prevent the flames; from • spreading .to • the - : refinery, and pumping station near by- 400 men larVat^worky./Y' ' V T _: " " \/: : :- : maxxkartn temperature, 58-: mmtmom,^B. FOREC^S^ffb^ jLQDXY^C&udy; . •\u25a0" probably sho^e^lt^^sorrtffmnd. "\u25a0 \u25a0\u25a0"\u25a0 Jj UGLY RUMORS ARE BRANDED AS FALSE Board of Education Drops In* vestigation at Santa Clara, High School [Special Dispatch. to TA« Call] i SANTA CLARA, May 2. — Private de tectives employed by the board of edu cation to investigate rumors of mis conduct on the -part of certain ifrater nity members -of the Santa Clara high school and one of the faculty were dis charged yesterday when they estab lished the fact that the reports were unfounded. So serious was the nature of the charges that many mothers threatened to withdraw their daugh ters from the school and R*y. Alfred Kennedy of the Methodist church per sonally began Irn investigation that was later taken up officially by the school board. L. M. Kimberlin, chairman of the board, gave. out a statement today, in which he .characterized the rumors as "malicious lies" spread to Injure the school. -.. • / : Justice: of the Peace J. E. Glenden ning says he;expects to institute action against the responsible persons. Prof. X A. Offleld, head of the school, de nounces the reports as flagrant false hoods. CIGARETTE WILL COST WORKMAN HIS LIFE Fire. From Tobacco Explodes Dynamite Cartridges [Spec/a/ Dispatch. to The Call} SAN LUIS OBISPO, May 2.— William, Hodges of Lompoc valley. Santa Bar bara county, is lyintr at the point of death as the result of dropping a light from a cigarette into a can containing 25 dynamite cartridges, which ex ploded. Hodges whs engaged in blast ing on the San Julian rancho for the Dibblee estate. His right hand and eye were destroyed and he probably will die before morning. MARRIED IN HASTE AND HAD TO REPEAT Woman Wedded 10 Months Be fore Getting Final Decree [Special Dispatch to The Call] SAN JOSE, May 2.— Before the same justice and with the same witnesses Melyiri ; Ketchum and Mrs. Bertha: Chan tier; Vboth of ; Gilroy, were married this morning for the second time: within 10 months. . The couple were, united last July and have since. been making: their home}, on 'the Thomas ranch, south of Gilroy. It waa^only two weeks ago, when Mrs. Ketchum. formerly Chantler. received a final decree of divorce from her"former husband, that they realized the/ first second marriage had not, been legal: 1 Accordingly they had the cere mony repeated; PEICE FIVE CENTS. TAFT PROUD OF CHOICE OF KNOX President Acknowleges Debt to Pennsylvania for Head of Cabinet Table CLAIMS MERIT ONLY FOR WISE SELECTION Secretary Given Full Credit for Friendly Relations With South America "BIG BILL" ROOTS AT THE PITTSBURG-CHICAGO GAME PITTSBURG, May 7.— President Taft ended his two days* stay in Pittsburgh with a speech at the Grant day dinner of the American club tonigfit, in which he dealt almost wholly with the 'foreign affairs of the nation. The president paid a striking tribute to Secretary of State Knox, who was present. He vigorously de fended and justified the secretary's Nicaraguan policy and flayed those who invented the phrase, "Dollar dip lomacy." Taft had an exceedingly busy day, and was pretty well tired out when he retired to his private car 'to-night, preparatory to leaving at 2:30 a. m. for Cincinnati, where he is due at 10:25 a. m. tomorrow. Count yon, Bernstor,ff, who was in the presiden tial party all day, left with the presi dent tonight for Cincinnati. Taft Roots at Ball Game The president's day began with z brief .address to the students at % the Pennsylvania State . College for Women, and he next made an address at the Founders' day exercises at Car negie Institute. . After luncheon at the University club came the ball game between Pittsburg and Chicago. The fact that the president was to attend brought an extremely large crowd. -• Taft" hart expressed a desire to "sit. among the fans." but the local committee took him to a box on the second tier of the bis grandstand. Count yon Bcrnstorff sat with the president, and' Secretary Knox sat in the next box. The president -was preceded at the banquet by Senator "W. E. Borah of Idaho, who made an eloquent address on the life of Grant. Senator George T. Oliver of Pennsylvania was toaatmas- Praise for Knox The president said: "I am greatly indebted to thr state ef Pennsylvania, to the city of Pittabursr and to the American club for pi v ins me that gentleman who sits at the hf*aU of my cabinet table, and who. In tho exercise of ability and learning: which \ brought him to the head of your bar and distinguished his service as attor ney general of the United States an*l as* a senator from Pennsylvania, has given wise counsel of the utmost valuo in guiding the course of the atlmini tra tion. "As the law officer of the government who conducted to a successful issue the greatest of the cases in which the meaning and limitations of .the anti trust act were considered and who." by his _ successful advpeacy calFfcd a halt upon the movement which threatened a merger of all railroads in the hand.s of one syndicate, he took his place among the statesmen of the country; and. while respecting the rights of capital and the great advantage of its efficient organization, was alive to the danger to the public wealth which lies in the suppression of healthful competition and r in the abuse of the privilege of organization to secure private monop oly- and excessive profit. President Refers to Tariff , "As the head of the great state de partment, having in its charge our for eign relations, Mr. Knox has shown th« same capacity for guarding the interests of his client, the United States, and her people in dealing with foreign nations, as he did in protecting their rights against the unlawful encroachment of " domestic combinations of. capital." The president referred to the "suc cessful culmination of the recent nego tiations under the maximum and mini mum provisions of the new tariff law and continued: "The work has been done by Mr. Knox and the state department and has been done well." Further complimenting Knox. the president said: "I venture to affirm that never before in the history of the country have our relations with South American and. Central American republics been more- ' friendly than they are today." Zelaya Termed a Tyrant "The great disturber of Central America In recent y^ars has been Ze laya^-the tyrannical and unprincipled president of the republic of Nicaragua. In every plan for the promotion' .of i peace and friendly relations between' 1 • ' \u25a0\u25a0 '