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THE CALUMET NEWS
THE CALUMET NEWS 16 A THE WEATHER: LOCAL RAINS TONIGHT OR THURSDAY. MEMBER CF THE ASSOCIATED PRE88. TODAY'S NEWS TODAY. VOL XX CALUMET, HOUGHTON COUNTY, MICHIGAN, WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON, OCTOBER 18, 1911 NO. 298 REBELS HOLD OWN AGAINST TROOPS MISHAP 10 TALL TRAIN AVERTED DR. GEO. VINCENT TO CLOSELY GUARD RAIN PREVENTS WILL REJECT MEN JOBEY THE LAWS IS INAUGURATED; STANNARD JURORS! BIG GAME TODAY: WITH SET IDEAS RIGHT OR WRONG Fierce Battle is Fought at Han kow, Advantage Being With the Revolutionists SLIPPING OF TIRE ON LOCOMO TIVE WHEEL DISCOVERED IN NICK OF TIME BY EN GINEER. Succeeds Dr. Cyrus Northrop as President of Minnesota University JURY WILL BE PERMITTED LIT TLE FREEDOM TRIAL TO BE RESUMED TOMORROW MORNING. Fourth Contest Between Giants and Athletics Will be Play ed Tomorrow defense in m namara case Effectiveness of Organizd oci- WANTS JURORS WHO ARE cty Requircs 0bedjer,ce Says Virkersham r LOYAL FORCE IS REPULSED Chinese Admiral Sah Chen Ping At tempts to Land Troops, Which Are Repelled. Hankow. Oct. 18. A battle was fought today between tlwt Imperial troops and the Rebels. It was inde cisive, but the advantage. If any was with the Rebels The engagen on t was precipitated ),y the attempt of Admiral Sah Chen IMng to land a largo body or troops for the relnlm I em. nt of ;,n eral ('hung Plao. It was at daybreak when the Ad miral ordered his cruisers to li M bark soldiers. The Revolutionists on the Wuchang fortilh at I ns detected the movement and opened a hot lire with their artillery. Tin- cruisers and gun bouts replied with a rain of shells, which covered the landing of the troops. Scattered bodies of Revolutionists on both sides of the river Joined In the fighting and by mid forenoon It was estimated two thousand loyal troops and two thousand Rebels were engag ed. Rebels Drive Troop Back. The revolutionists temporarily drove the Imperial troops back from their BO sltion. but In doing so they exhausted their ritle ammunition and were com pelled to retire upon their base at Wu chang. The Red Cross neutral camp. In charge of Dr. MacWillie of the Amert i an mission, rOeetTOd and eared faff the Rebel wounded. The fighting was severe, but it Is im possible to estimate the casualties, as the correspondents were not permitted near the tiring line, and those witness ing the battle from the river were tired upon. Two foreign newspaper corres pondents narrowly escaped with their lives. They had been cruising on the river in expectation of a battle and their launch had reached i point op posite the I in pe r ia 1 i imp when the hos tilities began. Admiral Has. observing the danger of their position, drew them out of the tiring line As they withdrew they were tlr-sl upon by troops who had been landed rrom the warships. This evening the Imperial troops are waiting reinforcements, while the Rev olutionists are replenishing their sup plies. A renewal of hostilities place soon, as It appears plan of the rebel leaders t lighting before tin Impel may take to be the . force the ial troopf have been further strengthened U -in forvemcnts from the north are expected tonight. The Imperial troops were concentrat ed north of the city when the fighting eased. The general situation has not been greatly changed b the battle and It continues grave. All the foreign warships 1n the river sent landing parties ashore for the pro tection of foreign Interests. It was reported today that the Reb ate have captured both Nanking and Klukiang. Foreigners' Poeitior. Critical. Toklo, Japan. ( ct. II Despite as minces, given both by the Chinese government and the Revolutionary leaders, that the rights of foreigners Is to be respected, otllclals here regard the situation likely to develop phases alarming- to outside nations. The maintenance of scrupulous Impartiali ty will be very dllllcult at times, and It is certain any suspicion of interfer ence on the part of foreigners would arouse tremendous Indignation among the Chinese. . Some feeling against Japan has al ia ady been noted at Peking, where Chi nese merchants and financiers have freely asserted Japan incited the revo lution in order to create a crisis whh h would prevent an American-Mumpc-m loan. Still another Chinese rumor, which Is likely to cause trouble for Americans, Is to the effect that the I'nlted States encourn ged the revolu tion by Its Insistence upon the hated railway loans. QUINCY MINER KILLED. Joseph Richards Victim of Fall of Ground This Morning. Joseph Richards, a miner, aged about 40, was Instantly killed about 11 o'clock this morning, by a fall of ground, following an air blast, at the Ith lavs, Pewabtc shaft of the guincy mine. The deceased la survived by " wife ami four children. He was a mcm- ei of the qiiim v hand. Arrangements for the funeral are being made today Coroner William Msher of I'alumet Is conducting an Inquest this aftensS n WOULD KILL EUROPEANS. Rome, (via the frontier.) Oct. IS. ' he massacre of all Europeans Is planned by the radical element among he Turkish residents of Sahmlkl. Ku rnpenn Turkey, according to refugees from that place. Imh Vegas, Nev ., .let. Hi. A seri ous mishap to President Taffs train was narrowly averted last night as It was crossing the las or! twenty miles vvesi of Kelso. The slipping of a tire on one of Dm trailer wheels of the lo comotive was discovered by the engi neer while a stop was made for water The tire was in such condition that it might have been thrown clear of the wheel In taking a curve at high speed, when It would ha v e been an even break as to whether the engine and SOtfOml Of the cars folowlng would have been derailed. Tuft's car was seventh in tip long train. There wa. a delay of more than a half hour In getting a spare ctif.ilie to the isolated spot wlure the dangerous condition was discovered. Taft Extends Time of Tour. I is Vegas. Nevada, t. is Tafl's "swing" around the circle will not end November I as contemplated, but will be extended until the middle of No vember, adding three or four thousand miles to tile present sebedllle. lb will visit Virginia and Cincinnati. and profcaM) participate la the dedication of the Lincoln memorial nt Hodgcs- vllle. Ky. The additional mileage will break all records of presidential travel. AMERICANS WED IN PARIS. New Orleans Society Girl Becomes the Bride of New Yorker. 1'aris. Oct. IS: American society In the KTenoh capital was much interest ed in the wedding today of Miss Mad eleine LTngle. daughter ' l' Mr. ami Mrs. William J. LttUjti ":' VeW r' leans, and Adrian Iselln. 2nd, son of C. Oliver Iselln of New York. Hoth bride and bridegroom are well known to so ciety on both sides of the Atlantic. The bride Is of long and notable lin eage, and through her father by the paternal lines she is a descendant of the younger son of the Marquis de I'Englc de Itretagne, who settled in American In. the early part of the last centurv. By her father on the maternal side she enmrarnf F! tigrish s'ock which. lead? hack to Itswrence Washington, the great-um le of deorgc Washington. Mr. Iselln's family has long keen promi nent in New York. C Oliver Iselin is noted for his interest In yacht racing. The son was educated at oxford ami has spent much of his time abroad Devers-Lyon Wedding. Washington, D. C. Oct. IS. The marriage of Miss Ocorgle Hays Lyon, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lyon. and Lieut. Jacob L. Devers, 1 S A., took place today at the Virginia conn try home of the bride's parents. Lieut. Devers. whose home is in York, Pa., la an olllccr of the fourth Held Artillery, station. 4 at l-'ort D. A. Russell. Wy oming where he will take his bride. MAT DISREGARD MORRIS' STORY UNLESS TESTIMONY CAN BE SUBSTANTIATED. COMMITTEE IS LIKELY TO IGNORE THE TALE. Milwaukee, Oct. 18 Further In quiry into the testimony of Lieut. Cov ernor Morris that he had been told that Kdward Hines, the lumberman. helped ptjl over the election Of Stepil- . nson, was deferred by the Investi gation committee today. Chairman Heylmrn said the testimony of Lieut. Covernor Morris was now new to the Committee, Morris has given only see emlary testimony. Cnless It can he substantiated by primary testimony It Is probable the committee will dts rcgard it altogether. Cook is Subpoensed. Duluth. Minn.. Oct IS. Wirth Cook, wh em Lieut. Covernor Morris testllled told him that Him I and Stephenson each put up to secure the election of the senator, has been sulq naed by .1, mmlttee Investigating Stephen- BOB! election lb' has left Milwaukee. Duluth for SHIPS BODY TO IDAHO. Peter Maudlin, and eleven vears old son left t.alay for Wallace, Idaho, where they will locate. Mr Hamllno has shipped the remains of his wife, who died In this cltv two weeks ago. . . 1 ,, I., i. r. to Wallace. I lie ucceiiseo ..... . red at Ulke View celliet.l v day the remains Wert I burial In Wallace, whi re : relatives reside. but yester- xhWMai. f"r i number of SAYS HE SAW MURDER. Chi.ago. Ma o.t II Kred Irish, npon whom the state depends to gel a , ,,vi. lion m Us) trial f Maurice Kn right a union organiser, charged with the murder of Vincent Altman. todn testified that he saw Enrlht commit the crime. many Educators present Dr. Northrop M,as Mads Great Record for University During Past Twenty -Five Years. Minneapolis. Minn.. Oct. IK. In the p rosettes of one if the most notlhls gatherings of American educators ev er assembled at one time. Dr. Ceorgc E. Vincent was installed as president of the Cniversity of Minnesota today, succeeding Dr. Cyrus Northrop, who retired some time ago after having served for twenty-live years as head of the university. The inauguration brought to this city rcpresentntiv el of more than fifty of the leading uni versities and colleges of the I'nlted States and Canada. The day's pro gram was opened with an ncademlc procession in which the educators, alumni, students, facutles anil gucHts all wearing academic owns accord -lug to their degree, took part. The proooooten mm fallowed bp formal ex ercises In the armory Dr. Vincent was Introduced by his predecessor, Dr Northrop. In a brief speech of wel come, former Covernor John I.ind. president of the hoard r regents, for mally turned over to the new president the administration of the university. Creetings from Other Institutions and from tfst facultv, student body and alumni of the Cniversity of Minnesota followed, President William fJ Thompson of Ohio State Cniversity presented the congratulations of the National As-ociation of State Cniver sittes. The formal exercises concept ed with the inaugural address of the new president. Dr. QoofgO I Vincent, who becomes third p resident of the Vnivcrslty of Minnesota, comes to the institution from the Cniversity of 1ilcago. where he served for ten years as nrn fossor of sociology. He was born 1n EloakfoM, III . fortv-seven years M " :ind Is the son of Bishop John IT. Vin cent n the Mctbo.list sspsMOpal church. After graduating from Yale In iss:, he sagagsd In editorial work for one year am! then made an extensive lour oT Europe and the orient. Cpon his return to America he became lit erary editor of et haa t Chu ill's Hu tl '' He went to the Cniversity of ChtOOgO In 1S02 as a fellow In sociology and continued as an Instructor and pro fessor at that In-titutlon until his elec tion last year as p re-blent Cniversity of Minnesota. .f the SUFFRAGISTS GATHER. Fine Program For National Meeting to Open at Louisville. Louisville. Wy.. OOt 1 S. IM'otulnent woman suffragists are atf lv arrlvintr In considerable numbers and commit tee meetings are being held in prepara tion for the annual convention of the National American Woman's Suffrage Assoc lation, which will be formallv opened here tomorrow. The conven tion this year promises to be the most notable In the history of the cpial rights movement. A tine UTI of tal ent has been engaged to address the various meetings, consisting of prom inent men and women who have he roine ram efil for their devotions and labor along different lines of human activity. The indications are that ev ery state will be represented at the convent ion. PIONEER TELEGRAPHER DIES. "Thirty' Sounds for J. S McConnell, of Lansing. Lansing. Mich., Oct. 1ft. J. S. Mc Connell. am d fit years, probaldy the pioneer telegraph operator in the Lull ed Slates In point of service, having operated a key for M years. Is (bad in this city. As a boy of II years McConnell be gan to send messages over the tele graph line running out of Montreal, where he was horn In 1X47. At tlrst. he received messages with the old fashioned tape then In use. When Im provemenis weie made later and op erators were required to "take" by sound he was anions the first to learn the new method. During the civil war he wun one of the few operators to take apd send for newspapers. ST. ANDREW BROTHERHOOD. More Than One Thousand Delegates Gather at Buffalo. Ituffalo. N. Y.. ct 1 1 More than a thousand delegates, leaders In the Protestant Episcopal Church of the 1 nitc.l Stabs and the Church of Eng land In Canada, and many Of them of high standing in business and prof, s alons. have gathered In this My to take part In the annual convention of the Hrot beihood of St. Andrew. The meet ing wilt continue four days and will have as speakers Rev Wilson f S'. i y of Philadelphia. Rev. Dr John llen rv i lopkins. of Chi. -ago. U. -anoti Powell, president of King's college. Windsor. Ontario, and a number of other clenrymen and educators of wide teputatlon. Ontonagon, Mich., October in The Jury draw n Vi tday to try the case Of Mrs. I.. una BtantUUPd, will havi little liberty until the trial is over iteiorc the noon r ocean ireeterday, Judge Elannh' p. Id i he men tie n in the Jury box that they would be required to go t of an officers n ni i i in hcon In cha ra thej mdst not dls- II KM the Gewl a mono themselves nt with anyone els. Hi OdVtsed them to forget alwcii toe .is- while the court was adjoin n.d. Again wlnn the .ury was Mnall.v sc. ureal and '-worn, Judge Mannic ii mtioned the men iif;-iinst speak. i . . of the case or list ening to any. tie who might w int ia talk about it. Special Deputy Mieflffs Cane and Shaitei were sworn t.. take charpe w the twelve. Mrs. Stannar I appears to have a naturally ehex r( ul iis losttfon and it Is only when the horror of iiu situ itlon is briugbt home to her that ' hi visibly affected. Bhi bore up brav. lv under yest Tdav s ordeal, though it was noticed that at every reference to the word "murder" or the word poison." she controlled herself with difficulty, and occasionally wept qultely, Mrs Stannard seem.- to hae the utmost confidence in the outcome of the rpas. however and .vhenever her attorneys (Continued on Page Six) MASONS HOLD Cornerstone of New $2,000,000 Temple is Laid at Wash ington Today 5,000 PARTICIPATE IN PARADE Supreme Council of Scottish Rite Ma sons Witnesses Imposing Cere mony at Capital. Washington. D. C, Oct. Is. To th. many memorable events vv hi. h luster about the making of the nation's cap ital must be added one other, the lav ing of the cornerstone of the 2,6t0,t06 Scottish Rite Temple with s-d, nm kfavMMk) o r. monies this afternoon, The 0000 alow was mad- notable by the pr.-s' iK t the entire supreme oouat ii of S. dtish Kite Masons of the south ern jurisdiction, together with large delegations of the membership "f the order from Virginia, Maryland, Penn sylvania. Delaware, New Jersey an i the District of Columbia. Five thou sand participated in the big panda through the cltv- to ifith and S streets Northwest, '.here the new tempts Is to be erected Mid where the ceremonies of the day V . l e held. The ceren onles opened with an in vocation tf Ib v. William T. Snyder, (haplain of the supreme council. Jamc I). RichariL 'ii of Tenn-ss. e. Sov er eign Orated commander of Scottish Rite Masons for the southern jurisdic tion, delivered the opening address, af ter which John Russell Pope of New York, the aft? httSOl Of the temple, de livered the Masonic Implements ap propriate to the occasion to the grand master. Tl Masonic rite of la. inu tile corners-. .ne was tin n performed according le ancient usage by. orand Master ,T. Claude Kcip. r of the District of coinmbin Rev. Metsmtd Pardee Williams, canon of the RptSOOpal 'a thedr.il of Sts. Peter and Paul, pro nounced the benediction. The music al features f the program WOTS fur nished by fhe Scottish Rite Choir 'of St. Louis, Mo. DYNAMITERS WRECK AGENCY EMPLOYMENT OFFICE AT SPOK AN E, WHICH ADVERTISED FOR NON UNION MEN IS BLOWN UP. Spokane. W ish.. Dot IS. Dvnaniit era wrecked the office of the Sun Em ployment ag ncy last night ti i plosion sboo s'ores of building. In cluding the city hall four blocks aw.iv No one was est itnat .1 d Thomas O agi acy, said any em my. "The last ob ert Islng t left vacant injured. The damage is several thousand doll odvvln, proprietor f the he had no knowledge of ill added few weeks I have been i men, to take the pi I . striker- on the Harrl- man lines. My own sons are union men and I .1. t reallv think the unions were behind this act." BREAK RECORDS FOR RECEIPTS Three Games Played So Far Have Brought in More Money Than Any Previous Series. Philad. Iphla, Pa., ct. 18. A heav v rain this afternoon mafia it impossi ble to play a championship game to day. The grounds Wire too wet aim tie eon teed had t" ho postponed until tomorrow. It will be placed here. aii rdborda for gross receipts for oii.is haeeball lefiea have been slashed in the three frames between the r ants and Athletics, while the attend ance marks also are sure to o. The 1 iit- have pawed the high eat mark Of arevlottl yean l many thousands The total for the three games ha reached $ 1 !, 1 4.T.O. as compared with i s ,.::nj,sii. tin- pre vte us reooed, mad in the aeven-game series between De troll and Pittsburgh in If :. The attendance II gores already rdfceJi ItlTIt, as compared with 1 r.,.'9.". f..i t he St v OB ga mes ill P.09. The share of the Philadelphia play- sre now amoonta to lSf7SS.SS, ooga pared with TStTii mvkiod by tm Athletics last year. Coonfba ami Ifathewaon pltohad a total of NI balls in tin- eleven innings played yeaterdsy in New York. Of this number. Oponrhg pitched U'8, an ''a:e .1 , i, most twelve an inning, and Matty got away with less work than l is opponent, pitching only nr. balls, an average of about ten an in- Cubs-Sox Series. Chicago. Oct lit--Jt is estimated that tw.nty-live thousand fans wit ns cl ihc fourth game of the t'ub S.. SSVlee here today. There was B change in the lim -up with the ex ception of the batteries, which are Walsh and Sullivan for the Sox, and BsXrsm ami Archer for the t'nbs. Th.- So looted two runs In the first tnnin;; ami h. Id their opponents score It ss. GREAT MUSICAL SUCCESS. CeeteesM by Alice Nielson Company At the Amphidrome. As a m Osteal achievement, the con ceri given last evening at the Asaph! drome by the Alice NSiloon Cohterl OOmpany, under the lOOll management of A. K. 'ox "f Tloughton. has never Men surpassed In the copper country and it Is doubtful if in any town In the country the size of Hottghton The company thcludee. a galaxy of grand pera stars, or whom Miss N'eil BOjg was naturally the foremost. Her beautiful leprae voice held the large audience c.-iptlve. especially when ringing Tost!'- "S i -Bye," ami Fos- ter.'.s "De Old Polks at Rome." Other menders of the company, Uicarde Martin, tenor; Miss Jeska Swartz. contralto; Siu'imr Mardone. basso nnl Signor I 'ornari were likewise well re - eeiVed. The success of last evening'! Con cert proves that the Amphidrome I well adapted to musical end rtalnmcnt of this k'nd. Althawgh It was fearel that the acoustic prot.crtles of the big ball would not prove satisfactory, such was md the case and the even Ing ami IlliWlingfllj enjoyed. The at tendance was large. DR. ABRAMS RETURNS. State Board Agrees With Him Rela tive to Houghton Water. Dr. Bflwfd T. Ahrjuni of Dollai Hay, returned today from TTnsinc. where he attended me ting of the state board of health, of which he is a member. Dr. Abrams brought up the matter of the protection 'f Hough ton's water supply, and explained the situation to the board. Be further read to the board a letter which he had address, d to Dr. Turner, health nMlccr of HottghtOsV The hoard agreed in erere partlcalar with Dr. Abrams r.'c.immendatlons for pmtectlnR- the springs from which Houghton's water supply is Obtained, fro mcontamltn Hon. Dr. Afceggtti will make a report t,. President Bawden, of the villag council of Houghton, this evening as to what was transacted at the board meeting. BIG STRIKE IN DETROIT. Detroit Mich.. Oct. II. lilght hun dred and fiftv employed Of the W H I'ln. i A Co . local overall manufar Utrera, went out on strike today. The reason was that the company refused to discharge a girl employe, whose dismissal the shop committee demand ed. Th strlk. r- in lu-le eight hun dred women and glrN and fifty men and bovs. TWENTY SIX LOSE LIVES. Victoria, B. C Oct. It even pris oners and a crew of nineteen were lost In the wreck of the Australllan coal ing steamer, ftosedale. off the north ca-t .a Sidney. The new- of the dis aster was br -light here bv the . i tandla. whii-h arrived from Australia today. Lrf.s Angeles, Calif., Oct .IS. Not withstanding the fact that the de fense In the MeNamara trial at the epenlna of court today had lonialUlf 14 septod six talesmen, the pr .sp. . ts tor the final impanneling of a Jury within less than a month were not . onsidered bright today. Two important principles have been acknowledged by the defense. In the first place any veniremen who have fixed prejudices against labor unions win find themselves subject to chal lenge for cause, and if not allowed by the curt then that will be a subject for peremptory challenge later. Again. any man who bandied dynamite or. who. on investigation of his own accord, litis reached an Im movable opinion that the Times buMd ing was dest roved by dynamite, like wise will be considered by the defense hostile ta Its cause. The prosecution has let It be known it will Just as vigorously oppose any talesmen for jurors who have fixed Ideas that the disaster was caused by a gas explosion. MeNamara Won't Go On Stand. It was said on good aatboritv to !u that James It. MeNamara probably Bear or would go on the arltneae stand hint by Attorney Ihirrovv In court That the defendant c.ujd sit mute. while the prosecution attempted to show the building was blown up by dynamite." Is held to oe a forecast of the plans of the defense to stand pat . n the theory that the Times disaster was caused by c .- and the defendant knows nothing about it. The defense today challenged Ceorge V. M. K. m . a contractor, who said his .pinion was that the Times building was blown up by dynamite. The state ippealed to the court that a talesman OOttM serve if Ids opinion w as bused on reading or rumors. Judge Itordwell took the matter under advisement. POTHIER RENOMINATED. Rhode Island Republicans Want Him for Governor. PrWirtrnoe, ft L, Oct. IS. The He nublicaii state convention met In In fantry Hall today with Congressman leoree EL Utter presiding. As there .re no contests for places on the state ticket the work of the conven tion was speedily accomplished. Oov. ernor Aram J Pothier was renominat ed amid arrest enthusiasm, l.ieuten mt ibivernor Zenas W. BHas and other I.alinc siate otllclals were likewise renominated. The platform declines In fav or of reciprocity and the prlnci-j plea of protection as enunciated in thej last national platform of the Republl-; . an party. As regards state Issues most emphasis is placed on the neces-1 sity of tax revision. 1.60(1 RED MEN FACE STARVATION SHOSHONE AND ARAPAHOE IN DIANS DUE FOR WORST FAM INE IN THEIR HISTORY UNLESS AIDEI I f nnfltT, Wyoming. ct. IS.- Sixteen hundred Shoshone and Arapahoe bravea, aquaws and papooses, it is re ported, arc fa. e to face with the worst amino they have experienced within the knowledge of white man. 1'nless something la done for the relief of the Indians there will be many deaths from starvation among the members of the tribes, Is the opinion of the OttsnOM if Lander. McKAY GETS LICENSE. Michigsn Militia Officer Now Full Fledged Air Pilot. Muieola. U I. N. Y. (K-tober 1R. Th, tlrst national guardsman h win an aviator's license was I'iptain ilcorg, Ma kav. of Ypsilanti. Mich., at the "Moissant school of aviation todav. I'ap- tatn Mackay was delegated to take up living h the state of Mi. hfcan at the suggestion of (,ov. I'base (sbfrn. He was chosen from a long list of appll cants by ien "ox. of the National Uuard Mortimer Hubs, of Springfield. Ills. ompb.t.d the necessary rpipilrements Tor an aerial license before the same officials of the Aero cnb of Arnerl a luring the day. ON LONG AUTO TOUR. 1r M A. Thometz. Kdward Ryan and Mose iiandltlnl s?ft Punday for T.inesville, Wis., where they expect to begin a long automobile tour through the central states. They will visit Madison and Milwaukee In Wisconsin and will k south to t-M ago. later vis iting Indians and southern Michigan Tbev pro mbly will be gone about throe I cks FAVORS THE PAROLE SYSTEM Believes it Should be Extended to Life Prisoners, Such ss Practic ed in Michigan. Omaha, Neb. Oct. 17 Tn the battles of economic forces for supremacy, the law must obeyed, even tliough It seems to favor one class as again -t another. This vie.v w.t- expressed by Attorney Wickersham In a speech be fore the a lotion 0 Prison Asaoflatlon here last night. Punishment in some form, declare! the attorney general, is still necessary to prevent . rime. "This is especially the case," he added, "in a community and at a time, when divers economic foroea are struggling with each other for the mastery In the state, and where laws are etacted through the influence of one class or classes to control the action of another class who are un willing to accept them as rules of ac tion because unconvinced of the wis dom or Justice of the legislative policy which they embody. Yet a considera tion of the nature of social organiza tion will demonstrate the absolute nec esalty of all classes of society con forming to requirements prescribed by the duly constituted authorities however wise or unwise those regula tions may appear to those whose con duct is sought to be controlled by them. Hut within its constitutional scope, the acta of the legislature stand until repented as the mandate of or ganized society, and the continued ef fectiveness of organized society re quires that obedience to such laws be compelled. The attorney general lengthily dis cussed the broad question of punish ment for crime and the administra tion of the federal parole law. Extension of Parole System. Mo b in penal legislation, he rhWI, Is based on a recognition of the expe dlency of endeavoring to reform the criminal, and so great a stress has been laid on that feature In dealing with criminals, that "we sometimes forget that In order that punishment may at as a deterrent upon others It must OP POOf as a badge of disgrace, and not simply the bestowal of benevo lence " Mr. WPkersham favored the exten sion of the parole law to Include life prisoners. He regarded it as an ln ronfrrulty that prisoners sentenced to Ion terms fr vicious crimes shoulrt he eligible for parole, when the man convicted of second Aegean murder must remain in prison for life. If the law making power. enMnOsQ Mr. Wickersham. considers refo-ma tlon. conditional liberation and rein tatemfnt to a normal po-ition In so otOty possible in these cases. "It la dif ficult to say on what principle the same possibility and hope of reforma tion, liberation and forgiveness should not be extended to one guilty of mur der under circumstances not punish able by death. While there Is life there should he hope. It may be far off delayed, a dim. dlsfant possibility, but It would seem that that hope should be held out as a possible at tainment to the meanest wretch who is allowed to live. The Justice of man should nlm at the perfection of divine justice, and though finite wisdom not knowing the hearts Of men. may not always deal Justly with offenders, yet it should not 'shut the gates of HMOW against the meanest of Ood's crea tures." Since the parole law was placed In operation last autumn, the attorney general said, but one prisoner had vio lated his parole. The 200 prisoners who were paroled from the time the law waa put Into effect In the autumn of mm to June 30 earned nearlv 1.2. -000. where ss. If they had remained In prison, the attorney general pointed out, they would have been a charge on the government. Mr. Wickersham expressed the he lief that the parole boards should be enhvger by adding two unofficial per M..ns selected from among prominent citizens of the locality In which the prison Is situated. Msny Unpunished Murderers. Quoting President Taft as savins that "The administration of criminal law In this country is a disgrace to . ivillsatlon " Judge C A. Te Couroy. of IntWrence. Mass. Justice of the Supe rior court of Massachusetts, before the American Prison association last night, pointed out that the t'nltod States was conspicuous for the g-reat num ber of unpunished murderers. "The defense of insanity the limita tion of the power of Judve and the barccter of testimonv allowed to he introduced In behalf of the defendant were some of the evils which, he said. onht to be rectified. "The number of homicides In this conntrv for 110 were S.9T". -an In crease of nearlv 000 over the numheT 1r ISSS; yet lint on In 6 were canl tally punished In Isle - ssslnst one Continued on Page Five.