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7+*r VOLUME 64 1 IV $r£.'vf' 3l§': •Mi'V :-r% 1' 15 I -'J \t i- ij f' 4' 3 A S rf*** rv OF INDUSTRY RE Republican Members of the Steel Investigating Com lili mittee Report Plan for Dealing With Concerns. LABOR CONDITIONS IN PLANTS ARE BAD Committee Would Abolish !1 'V Seven Day Shift of 12 Hours and Substitute An Eight Hour Work Day. Washington, D. C., July 29 ~~A r®^" ommendation favoring the legalization and regulation of big industrial con cerns, instead of their dissolution was submitted to the house today in a re port by three republican members oi the steel investigating committee. The I report was signed by Representatives 3 Gardner of Massachusetts, Young oi Michigan, and Danforth of New York. Representative Young submitted an additional statement, and Representa I tive Sterling, of Illinois, who believes in dissolving the big combinations will I submit a separate report. $ The report advocates the creation of an interstate commission of Indus try to be clothed with extensive pow era of regulation, and with power to fix reasonable prices for the output 01 corporations. The report would re 'v quire that all corporations capitalized •V at $50,000,000 or more operate under a charter to be issued by the United $ States, before engaging in interstate $? commerce. Smaller corporation S might avail themselves of the federal $ charter at their own option. All corporations availing themselves of the United States charter would be capitalized at:theif actual value. The report does not spare the steel trust or its organizers. J. P. Morgan & qo., are credited with a profit ot I $62,500,000 for underwriting the or I' ganization of the United States Steel I corporation. Labor conditions in the *steel mills are declared to be bad and l&r suggestion is made to the corpora hion to improve them by working mill hands in eight instead of twelve hour shifts. ft' Summaries of Findings. The report thus summarizes its findings: "The corporation was capitalized at 11,400,000,000 of which nearly one-half i$:iras 'water.' "The average annual earnings of the corporation have been from. 11 to 12 Pf per cent of the actual value of its assets. "The corporation controls a little over one-half the crude and finished steel business of the United States, "The average wholesale price of J'«f steel products has fallen off since the 'corporation was organized. 'djpK "The corporation and all the inde pendents have an understanding as to N§C'' prices. "The system of interlocking director afces has insidious consequences and 4* facilitates 'inside management* and the stifling of competition. ,JV "The situation as to iron-ore supply i^is grave and may become menacing. "Labor conditions in certain de Apartments of the steel industry are pbad." i|^ii Recommendations Made. Many recommendations are submit i'nted although no bills have been pre Iparea. The working out of the plan ^contemplated is left to the future. The fS minority epitomizes its recommenda C^tions as follows: A a $ 5 0 0 0 0 in capitalization or valuation must J- ^become United States corporations be fore entering interstate commerce. 4 I For smaller corporations United States charters are voluntary." W "All United States corporations must Vt -."be recapitalized at their actual value, f) "An interstate commission of indus .try, like the interstate commerce com- mission, to be established publicity to cr'(Jbe provided for. l" V*" "When the price fixed by a United States corporation has been found to I T' be unreasonable, the interstate com 'mission of industry must publicly de clare that fact and recommend a t^reasonable price. a "Interlocking directorates and 'hold y"r ^ing' companies forbidden except when J'^permitted by interstate commission of *y industry. Right to Fix Maximum Charge. "If the foregoing recommendations Itisball prove Insufficient to meet the '•"intrust problem, the interstate qommis Vision of industry ought to be given a ^carefully guarded power to decree maximum prices when necessary. & "Industrial corporations not to own common carriers. S- '"Unreasonable restraint of trade' ^defined and burden of proof of 'rea p^sonableness' transferred to the de ^f«-ifendant. "Individuals and states to have the ^opportunity to intervene in govern ment suits. "Extensive powers and instructions (Continue* on Page 4, Col. 3.) I ttumum |.i-i If P* ISwimmer Struck In Eye By Fish May Lose Sight Ft. Madison, July 29.—While swimming in the Mississippi river here today, Edward Mc Kittrick camo near losing his eyesight when agar leaped out of the water and struck him in the face, one of the fangs penetrating the eyeball. Mc Kitterick's attending physician stated, there is danger of his eyesight becoming impaired. TODAY IN CONGRESS SENATE—Met at noon. Sitting as a court of. impeachment, look up the Archbalcl case. HOUSE!—Met at noon. Took up unanimous consent calen dar. Ways and means committee decided to re-introduce the cotton bill vetoed by President Taft. PRESS PROBLEMS WILL BE PRESENTED Noted Publishers and Writers Will Have Part In Conference Held in Madison. Madison, Wis., July 29.—Various phrases of the question "are newspa per and magazine writers free to tell the truth? If not, why not, and what can be done about it," will be dis cussed by representative newspaper and magazine men from various parts of the country at the first national newspaper conference which opens here tonight and is scheduled to close Thursday evening with a banquet. President Geo. E. Vincent of the university of Minnesota is expected to deliver the principal address of the opening session of the conference, tak ing as his topic, "The Press and the People." "Is the newspaper reading public getting all the truth it is entitled to?" is the first section of the question to be taken up tomorrow morning when the views of Adolph Ochs of New York are scheduled to be presented. Will Irwin of New York and Livy S. Richasd of. Bottcur sire expected'to "fdl low. Melville E. Stone, C. D. Lee and A. M. Simons are. scheduled to speak on "Can the impartiality of the news gathering and news supplying be fair ly challenged?" Other phases of the main question will be presented by Samuel T. Hughes, Don Seitz, Geo. French H. H. Tammen, Charles H. GraBty, Wil liam Holt and George H. Dunlop and others. KANSAS CASE WILL BE APPEALED 8upreme Court Will Be Asked to Re view Findings of 8tate Judges Taft Managers Fight Case. Washington, D. C., July 29.—Presi dent Taft told callers today that the' first Information he had of the plan to have the Kansas electoral cases heard by the supreme court came from Chairman Hllles, of the republi can national committee. The move to carry the cases to the supreme court, the president said, originated in Kan sas City and the white house had noth ing to do with it. Representative Martin Olmstead of Pennsylvania, who will have charge of the cases for the Taft forces, called at the white house today and con sulted with the president. Chairman Hilles, Mr. Olmstead and republican leaders in Kansas, the president was told, had proceded so far as to make preparations for an appeal to Justice Pitney, who is in New Jersey, or Justice Vandevender, who is spending the summer in New York. Mr. Olmstead is understood to have told the president that he had asked Justice Pitney for a hearing and that Governor Stubbs of Kansas had asked for a hearing on behalf of the Roose velt faction. The president will not interfere. He told friends all along that he does not intend to make his campaign personal, but will rely on his managers. The president told visitors today that he believed the Kansas case was. worth fighting to the finish. COLQUITT WINS IN TEXAS PRIMARY Governor Assured of Renomination Morris Sheppard Leads For Senatorship. Dallas, Tex., July 29.—With prac tically three-fourths of the vote In Saturday's democratic primaries counted, the re-election of Gov. O. B. Colquitt over W. R. Ramsey is assured by a probable plurality of 30,000. Mor ris Sheppard appears to be an easy winner in the vote for instructions In the United States senatorial race. He has a lead of 26,000 over his foremost opponent, Jacob Walters, and while up to this time he lacks a majority over the other three in the senatorial race, his election is practically as sured. Of approximately 229,000 votes Sheppard received 128,477. Prominent Engineer Dead. Chicago, July 29.—Horace R. Horton, former president of the Western So ciety of Engineers, died today after a long illness. He was 69 years old, and was owner of the Chicago Bridge and Iron Works. LEADS WIELD Uncle Sam, Piloted by Hon eywell, Not Heard From Today Kansas II Winner Among Those Heard of. Kansas City, Mo., July 29.—"Amer ica will be represented in the Interna tional Balloon Race in Germany this fall by the bags Uncle Sam, Kansas City II and Drifter," said George M. Myers, president of the Kansas City Aero club, when Informed that the Uncle Sam had landed today at Ma nassas, Va., which is 925 falles from Kansas City. Driven by a storm, the balloon Mil lion Population Club I of St. Louis, pilot Captain John Berry, aid Albert von Hoffman, landed near Nora, 111., about 350 miles from Kansas City at 3:45 Sunday morning, according to a telegram from Captain Berry received here this morning. With the landing of the Million Population Club II, the bal loon Uncle Sam, a Kansas City Aero club entry, was the only one of the seven that started from here in the national elemination race Saturday that remained up. Of the landings re ported that of the Kansas II, also a KanBaff City Aero club entry, at Belle ville, Mich., showed the second great est distance, 640 miles from the start ing point. Captain Berry's telegram received at the Kansas Aero club gave no de tails. His delay In reporting was at tributed by club officials to the possi bility of his having landed in an out of-the-way spot difficult of access to a telegraph office. The messages stated the landing had been made in Waddama Grove, near Nora, 111. Where Other Balloons Landed. The Kansas City II landed at Belle ville, Mich., late Sunday after being in air twenty-three hours and having cov ered approximately 640 miles. This is 160 miles further than Lieutenant Xalun^wsnt. l&st year. In grinning the elimination rctce. In the 1911 race Lieutenant Lahm in the St. Louis IV, the bag disqualified here Saturday, landed at LaPaz, Ind., a distance of 480 miles from Kansas City. Next in distance to the Kansas City II is the Drifter, representing the Cin cinnati Aero club, 1 which landed at New Berlin, Wis., a distance of 425 miles, shortly before noon Sunday. The Million Population Club III land ed at Spring Green, Wis., early Sun day. It had traveled 875 miles. The Cole, after going 325 miles, came down at McGregor, Iowa, while the Good year ended its race at Polo, 111., after 340 miles. All the bags that have reported have included in their messages re ports of a hard electric storm that raged over northeastern Iowa, south ern Wisconsin and northern Illinois. Saturday night and early Sunday. Cap tain G. L. Bumbaugh, pilot of the Goodyear, encountered bad storms and strong winds as lie was being driven back toward the south when he de cided to land. Balloon Lands in Virginia. Manassas, Va., July 29.—The ballQon Uncle Sam. Captain H. E. Honeywell, pilot, and Roy Donaldson aide, which left Kansas City Saturday afternoon landed about a mile from Manassas today. MEXICAN LEADER TO DISARM AMERICANS El Paso, July 29.—The correspond ent of the El Paso Herald wired a statement here today declaring that General Inez Salazar, second in com mand of the Mexican rebel army, had made several addresses Sunday, in which he asserted that all Americans In the rebels zone were to be dis armed and all protection guaranteed for American citizens withdrawn. Salazar Is reported as saying that inasmuch as the American govern ment has treated the rebels as bandits they may as well act such parts. GOMEZ HELD UNDER NEUTRALITY LAWS San Antonio, Tex., July 29.—Emilio Vasquez Gomez and five of his fol lowers today were held under heavy bonds to a federal grand Jury on charges of violating United States neutrality laws. This action was ordered at the preliminary hearing of the accused men. Several weeks ago Gomez went to Juarez to assume the "provisional presidency" of Mexico. A disagree ment with Orozco, the rebel chief, up set the plan. STANDARD OIL AT A RECORD FIGURE New York. July 29.—The old stock of the Standard Oil Co. of New Jersey which includes all the subsidiaries, sold on the curb today for $1,000 a share, a high record price. At this figure the market valuation of the old company is $1,000,000,000. When the dissolution 'ook place the market value of the old stock was around $675 a.shar® V-1--•»" '.. *,v" T- f. HPN OTTUMWA, WAPELLO COUNTY, IOWA, aiQMDAY, JULYJ», 1912. EMPEROR OF JAPAN IS DEAD: Mutsuhito Expires of Acute Nephritis Crowd oflO* 000 People in Street Dur ing Evening. Tokio, July 30.—Mutsuhito, emper or of Japan died today at 12:43 a. m. Acute nephritis was given as the cause of death. The Crown Prince, Yoshihito, has succeeded to the throne. The emperor had been unconscious since dawn on Monday. All the imperial prinoes who have been in the vicinity of the emperor's palace since the beginning of the seri ous period of his illness on July 19, were summoned to the sick chamber last evening and remained there till late today. They were present at the noon ex amination by the court physician, who found that his majesty's pulse was very feeble. The beats had increased to 146. The imperial patient's fingers and toes had turned to a purple hue. His respiration and temperature were unchanged. A further examination at 3 o'clock in the afternoon, showed his majesty's condition unchanged. At 10 o'clock last night the physi cian's bulletin said that the emperor's temperature had Increased and that his condition had become more serious Prince Sadan Ru Fushimi, the emper or's cousin and three of the pther prinoes left the palace for a short rest at 6 o'clock in the evening but the crown prince and most of the cabinet ministers remained In a room adjoining the sick chamber. The crowds out side the palace continued to increase all day and numbered at least 10,000 persons at ten o'clock in the evening. The crowds remainbd until the news of the-monarch's death was given when they sorrowfully dispersed. ROSENTHAL SLAYERS. OW NEAR ARREST rj& ff Five Assassins 8ald to Be Back. In New York After Losing Money Thsy Were Paid for Crime. New York, July 29.—District Atton ney Whitney is said to be receiving reports from the investigations of pri vate detectives that make him feel that he is now on sure ground a"nd that the capture of the slayers of the gambler, Herman Rosenthal, will soon be an accomplished fact. The public prosecutor has heard that the five assassins, after shooting Rosenthal, fled to Rockaway and there in a gambling house lost the proceeds of their crime on gaming tables. Once broke, the slayers came back to this city and went into hiding. The gambling house in which they played is said to be owned by "Bald Jack" Rose, one of the men now un der arrest In connection with the shooting of Rosenthal. Rose, it is said, saw to it that the slayers, with the proceeds of their crime, were taken to the Rockaway gambling house. Five thousand dollars is said to have been the price for the killing of Rosen thal and the private detectives have confirmed the information that no fewer than twenty persons were in volved in the plot. BODY OF MISSING NURSE MAY BE FOUND Identification of Remains of Drowned Woman May Solve Mystery of Miss Snodgrasa' Disappearance. Albany, N. Y., July 29.—The mys tery of the disappearance of Miss Dor case I. Snodgrass, a nurse, missing from her sister's home at Mount Ver non, N. Y., since July 17, is believed to have been solved by the finding of a body of a woman in a creek near Catskill. The body Is said -to tally with the description of the missing young woman and the name "I. Snod grass" was found on her corset cov er. Another initial, believe to have been a "D" had been obliterated. There were no marks of violence on the body. New York Gets Report. New York, July 29.—William iShbd grass of Meyersdale, Pa., went to Cat skill, N. Y.t today to view the body of a young woman found in the Catskill river there, on the possibility that it may be the body of his sister, Miss Dorcas Snodgrass, a nurse who disap peared from her sisters home at Mount Vernon, N. Y., on July 17. It has been reported that Miss Snodgrass is aboard the steamship Minnehaha now on her way to Southampton, but until this is proven or disproved, rela tives are following every clue. The body at Catskill tallies in many re spects with the description of the missing nurse. EL PASO LAND" DISPUTE SETTLED Washington, D. C., July 29.—The Mexican ambassador and the state de partment today reached an agreement to settled the long standing dispute re garding the ownership of the chemical tract of about 5S0 acres, forming part of the city of El Paso, Texas, on the basis of the purchase of the land freyn 'Cexicn bw th» United St&to* %estiocst '2p REINTRODUCE COTTON Bill House Committee Again to Present Vetoed Measure Senate Republicans Unit ed on Sugar Measure. Washington, D, C., July 29.—The house ways and means committee to day determined to re-introduce the democratic cotton tariff bill which was passed at the last session of congress and vetoed by President Taft. Republican Sugar Bill Passed. A republican sugar tariff bill, the first purely republican revision meas ure of the present congress, was adopt ed in the senate Saturday night. De serting their allies of the last few days, the republican progressives, by an iron clad agreement with the regulars, succeeded io passing a tariff reduction bill which they believe President Taft will sign if it reaches him. The sugar bill was a compromise between the Lrfidge plan, endorsed by the regular republicans, and the Brlstow bill, be hind which the progressives lined up. It would cut the present sugar duty of 11.90 to $1.60 would abolish the duty standard, under which practically no refined sugar can be imported, and would abolish the 7%-cent "refiners' differential," an additional duty on re fined sugar, which, It is claimed, has accrued directly to the profit of the sugar refiners. Play "Big Polities." The republicans played "big politics" in the third and last day's fight on tariff measures. The regulars came down from I1.82V4 duty of the Lodge bill, while the progressives moved up ward from the 1.52% rate in the original Bristow bill. The compromise, which is only 7V4 cents above the low est figures named by the progressives, is considered a victory for Senator Bristow, who has been the most active advocate of sugar tariff revision on the republican Bide of the senate. The democratic free sugar bill passed by the house of representatives did not come to a vote in the Senate. The Bristow-L/odge amendment ^ras first adopted in the committee of the whole by a vote Of 87 to 25, Senators Thorn tod and Foster, of Louisiana, demo crats, voting with the republicans. The senate democrats then offered their substitute for this house bill, pro posing a one-third reduction in the ex isting sugar tariff. This was defeated 36 to 24, the republican regulars and progressives hold to their agreement. The Bristow-Lodge bill finally passed the senate with all but two democrats voting for It. Vote is 52 to 3. The final vote was 52 to 3, the nega tive votes being cast by Senators Hey burn, republican, and Foster and Thornton, democrats. The attitude of the senate democrats in ftnklly supporting the republican bill is expected to have influence with the democrats of the house when the amended bill goes back there. It is be lieved by the republican leaders that if the house should endorse the re publican bill the president would sign the measure without delay. An attempt to attach the Canadian reciprocity re peal amendment to the bill, made by Senator McCumber, was defeated 31 to 24. The vote showed the purpose of the republicans to prevent any change in the Bugar bill that might mean its de feat when it goes back to the house of representatives. The senate bill would reduce the duty on Cuban sugar which comes in under the reciprocity treaty at $1.34 to about 11.20 per hundred pounds. The max imum reduction of duty on all refined sugar is three-tenths of a cent a pound. The abolition of the duties standard, it is understood, will make possible more foreign competition in cheap grades of sugar, which havo heretofore been shut out because they did not meet the color test of the duties standard. Another feature of the senate bill would require the branding of sugars to show their degree of purity. It is expected this will prevent fraud in the cheaper grades of uncolored sugars, which would come on to the market under the operation of the proposed law. It is estimated that the sugar tariff reduction, if it becomes effective, will reduce government customs receipts about $5,600,000, while its saving In the retail sugar bill of the nation is esti mated at $20,000,000. SCORES OF GERMAN EXCURSIONISTS DEAD Bins, Germany, July 29.—A shock ing catastrophe caused the deaths of a large number of German excursion lsts occurred last evening at the Bal tic bathing resort. The landing stage, which was crowded to its utmost ca pacity during a concert given by the local band, collapsed and threw more than a hundred people into the sea. Twenty-one bodies have been re covered but it Is believed that many more persons lost their lives. The ex cursionists had come from all parts of northeastern Prussia to spend the day on the seashore. ARKANSAS MILITIA MEMBERS ACCUSEL Little Rock, July 29.—Governor Donaghey left for Fordyce today to Investigate trouble between members of the Arkansas state guard and For dyce citizens which followed an al leged attack by the soldiers on the town's negro district Saturday night. Citizens of Fordyce condemn the guardsmen and the entire battalion is being held at Fordyce pending the result- at the Investigation. ouner Burlington Man Is Killed by a Bolt From a Clear Sky Burlington, July 29.—Harry Jackson, a local teamster, was and James iBirrf-*"" "fhtnlng, 4*«foog jHoJjo'ifp 0J»JS shocked by the 'S/H fjttjg Sunday about 1 V.RT4JT S meI1 Were Sltt,n& in the shaWof a tree in front of Tyndall's home watching Wallace & Hagenbeck circus employes erect the tents. The sun was shining brightly, but a bank cf black ckjuds rolled up from the south. Without any warning whatever a bolt of lightning shot from the sky and Jackson rolled over dead. The crown of his hat was burned oft and aside from a scar on his forehead there were no other marks on his person. The tree was practically un damaged. A score of people within a radius of a hundred feet of the tree were moment arily stunned by the same bolt. Tyndall will recover. STANDARD BEARER OF OHIO G^O. P. QUITS Judge E. B. Dillon. Candidate for Gov- ernor, Says He Will Not^Make Race With Party Disunited. Columbus, Ohio, July 29.—Inability to reconcile the factions of the repub lican party was the reason given by Common Pleas Judge E. B. Dillon of Columbus, republican nominee for the governorship, in a public statement to day, in which he said he would decline the nomination. He said he would pre sent his withdrawal to the republican state central committee, which will meet here next -Wednesday. Judge Dillon telegraphed the follow ing from Mackinac island, where he is spending the summer: "My written declination placed in the hands of Chairman Burton was not read to the convention and I ac cepted the nomination in the full pre sumption and belief that my accept ance would mean a united party and a single ticket in Okie.. "All entaavor in that behalf has failed despite the kind offices of my friends in each following of the party, "The measure of Justiee due mis,: even though a mere individual, re quires my resignation as nominee for governor and the same will be pre sented to the state central committee at its next meeting Wednesday." GRACE IN COURT TO CONFRONT WIFE Atlanta Man, Rendered Paralytic by Shot he Claims Woman Fired, Prosecute* Case. Atlanta, Ga., July 29.— Accused of having tried to kill her hiisband, Daisie Ulrlch Opie Grace, formerly of Phila delphia is scheduled to be placed on trial here today. From a cot in the court room, the husband, Eugene Grace, is expected to face his wife and aid in direction of the prosecution. Grace was to reach here this morning from Newman, Ga., where he hats been since last March when he received a bullet wound that has since rendered him helpless from paralysis. Mrs. Grace, who has been at liberty under bond for several months, was expected to direct her own defense. She has steadily denied having had any part in the shooting which took place in the Grace home in a fashion able residence district of Atlanta. Various rumors were in circulation as to the defense which would be made by counsel for Mrs. Grace but no state ments in this connection could be ob tained. Before leaving Newman, Ga., Grace reiterated his accusation of his wife with the declaration "that woman shot men, so help me God.** VERDICT IS MURDER IN FIRST DEGREE Claud Allen, Hillsville, Va„ Outlaw, is Convicted—Will Go to Electric Chair. Wythevllle, Va., July 29.—Claud Al len, one of the Hillsville outlaws, was today convicted of murder in the first degTee for the hilling of common wealths attorney, William M. Foster. At a former trial he was found guilty of murder in the second degree for the killing of Judge Thornton L. Messie. Claud Allen is the second one of the Allen clan to be convicted of first de gree murder, his father, Floyd Allen, being the other. When he learned that he must pay the penalty of his crime in the elec tric chair the prisoner broke down and wept bitterly, as did also his fiancee, who was with him in the court room. It was the first time he had dis played the least sign of emotion since his trial, began. ESCAPED" PRISONER RETURNED TO IOWA Beatrice, Neb., July 29.—Norman Bonner, who escaped from the state's prison at Fort Madison, la., and after being re-arrested, escaped twice from Officers at Joplin, Mo., when taken there to see his dying mother, again has been captured. With his brother. Merle Bonner, he was arrested by the police here. The two are said to have been Implicated in a robbery at Falls City, Neb. Nor man is to be returned to Iowa to con clude his sentence at Fort Madison. *Cil# OK 1 1/ a NUMBER 154. JONE DENIES" HE USED OFFICE ADMITS LAWYERS MADE UP A PURSE Opened Until at Sea. 11 To each of the thirteen articles of, impeachment Judge Archbald replied at no if on it a impeachable ofTense, a high crime or a* ...* misdemeanor as defined by the constK tutlon. Many statements contained in the allegations were not disputed, '.r while others were totally dented and, annullment of others was asked on thC ,' ground that they were too vague to admit of proper defense. 1W= '."i ^Explains Katydid Deal. Ju'dg'e Archbald admitted his partici pation in the now noted "Katydid culm mank deal" with Edward J. Wil liams of Scranton and the Hillside Coal'. & Iron Co., a subsidiary of the BrletX' rallroad, which then had cases pend ing in his court, but he denied that he willfully or unlawfully or corruptly took any advantage of his position to induce the railroad officials to deal with him. and his partner. e.wNiewhl vtharllfl dtk is-t. The accused jurist denied that he at any time for a consideration agreed to assist George M. Wheaton, a Scran ton lawyer, to settle a case in which the Marian Coal Co. was complainant against the Lackawanna railroad be fore the interstate commerce commis sion. William P. Boland and his' broth ers, Christopher and James, are princi pal stockholders in the coal company and William P. Boland was the author of some of the charges on which the' house judiciary committee reported articles of impeachment. The judge's answer today set out that his partici pation in the negotiations with off 1" cials of the Lackawanna railroad for settlement of the case was purely out of friendship for Watson and Christo pher G. Boland and that all his acts were without promise or expectation of compensation of any kind. Explains Note Deal. The judge denied that he used his office wrongfully to aid Frederick Warnke in securing from the Phila delphia & Reading railroad a lease of the Lincoln culm dump or that he ac cepted from Warnke wrongfully a promissory note for $500. Judge Arch bald does say, however that he and John Henry Jones received from the Premier Coal Co. a note for $510 en dorsed by Warnke. This the judge avers was for services he and Jones had performed by bringing about the". sale of the Old Gravity Fill culm bank by the Lacoe & Shiffer Coal Co. to the Premier Coal Co. in which Warkne had an interest J. The charge that the judge used his office corruptly or improperly to bring about the sale of the Everhardt coal lands to the Lehigh Valley railroad or the Lehigh Valley Coal Co. was claimed to be vague, and its anullment was asked. v* S! "f .'V 'j Robert W. Archbald of the! Commerce Court, Answer ing Articles of Impeach ment, Presents Defense. S •"•v life. Money Given Him for Tripj Judge Explains, Was in vf Sealed Envelope, Not to be J,. ,. .? Washington. D. C., July 29.—Judge Robert W. Archbald of the commerce' court in answer to the impeachment articles brought against him by the house of representatives, today form-' ally denied to the senate, sitting as St.. court of impeachment, that he ever had used his office or his influence as a judge for profit, that he ever under took for a consideration to compromise. litigation before the interstate com merce commission, that he ever wrongfully used his position to obtain' credit from litigants before him, or that he had undertaken to carry on & general business for profit or specula. tlon in coal properties, as charged in the house indictment. 1 1 Indorse Another Note. ..J/ Judge Archbald denied that any time he had entered a scheme to buy stocks of a gold mining scheme in Honduras with W. W. RlsBlnger by indorsing a note for $2,500 Rissinger is part owner of the stock of the Old Plymouth Coal Company. He admitted having indorsed a note for Rissinger, but avers it was for the sole accom- v. modation and benefit of Rissinger and Rissinger later sent him certificates of stock in a gold mining enterprise as collateral security for this endorse- •'.. ment. It was admitted that the Old Plymouth Coal company was a lltt gant in the judge's court, but the note transaction had no relevancy to the judge's judicial action, and that in the court decision he acted solely upon hiB judgment of the merits of the law suit presented. If the note was pre sented to John T. Lenahan, one of the attorneys in the case, for dis continued on Page 10* v.