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' LARGEST SWORN CIRCULATION IN NORTHERN INDIANA.
AFTERNOON a Edition THE WEATHER INDIANA. Shower a to night r Thursday morn lng. followed by fair. LOWEIt MICHIGAN. Fair except showers la southeast portion, tonight or Thursday; slightly cooler tonlcht. AVERAGE DAILY NEWS-TIMES CIRCULATION FOR JUNE WAS 16,722. READ THE 'WANT, a VOL. XXX., NO. 221 SOUTH BEND, INDIANA, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 6, 1913 PRICE TWO CENTS SOUTH REM) news LETTER FILES SHOW T T OE ASSOd James A. Emery, Chief Counsel of the N. A. M. is the Princi pal Witness at the House Hearing. FOUGHT SIGNING OF SUNDRY CIVIL BILL Correspondence Suggests a Bit ter Feud Between N. A. M. and the American Federation of Labor. WASHINGTON. Aug. 6. From tho files of the National Association of Manufacturers Tuesday came the de tails of legislative activities of tho "widest range extending from the home districts of members of con ijress throughout the country to the white house and the capitol. While the senate lobby investi gators pursued their probe by an ex amination of former Sen. Joseph II. 1'orakcr of Ohio, the house commit tee got under way and placed in the record, a hundred letters from the files of James A. Emery, chief coun sel for the National Association of Manufacturers. From attempts to influence the selection of the labor and Judiciary committees of the house, the dis cussions of the possibility of coupling currency legislation with the tariff bill at the present session of congress, irom conversations with Majority leader Oscar Underwood c' the house to letters and telegrams to presidents Wilson and Taft, the cor respondence covered every Held of public policy and legislative practice. Frankly and quietly, Emery on the stand acknowledged that ho had rec ommended a contribution of $500 to oppose Rep. Buchanan of Illinois for re-election or told of personal inter views with leaders and members of congress in his attempts to Influence the naming of committees or to pre- vent tho enactment of legislation urged by organized labor. The cor respondence suggested a bitter feud between tho National Association of Manufacturers and the American federation of Labor In an attempt to secure control of the legislative agencies oC tho government. Dis cussing tho recent sundry civil bill, with Its provision prohibiting the ex penditure of certain funds for the prosecution of farmers and labor un ions, under the Sherman law, Emery wrote) to Pres. John Kirby, jr., of the ussociatlon on March 7, li13, after 2'res. Taft had vetoed the, bill. Kmery's letter. "I want to emphasize as hard as I can the importance of lining up for n tremendous demonstration when this bill reaches Pres. Wilson as it undoubtedly will, with the same pro vision in it. You will then have an rarly opportunity to decide whether the glittering democratic motto. "Equal rights for all, anil special privileges for none', means anything, or whether the administration has surrendered completely or will mere ly turn over the department of labor. "I note by the way, your reference to a letter from C. W, Post on the question of a protest over the ap pointment of Wilson. secretary of labor. A protest on this subject Is a mere waste of breath, and on the whole, I am inclined to think that the whole purpose of this department will be shown up Quicker with the unions in control of it, than in any other vay. "(Jompers will run it character istically with n high hand and if the wholo thing does not smell to heaven within a ear, I shall be very much Astonished. Union LnIoi on Stationery. "By that time democratic sim plicity will probably mean a union label on the white house stationery and the president conferring with the waiters union over the appointment of his steward. At present we have nothing morn startling in Jefferson Ian simplicity than the news that Mrs. Bryan is making a new suit for the secretary of state and that cake? And ginger ale will be served at the dinner for the British ambassador. Toothpicks will of course be an after dinner course at all cabinet receptions find the demand for dress suits will he confined to waiters in the hotels." lie Counter Holprtl. In this same letter Emery advised Kirby: "If you have any Idea that Taft would have vetoed this bill of his own notion, get over it. A list of men who had 'Pie in this $113,000. 000 appropriation bill included m:iny prominent men in both houses. Kirby forwarded to Emery a series rf letters betw-ecn William Ho Hert- T urn Washington nf New York city pnd A. U. Farquhar, a manufacturer of York, Pa., and a director of the National Association of Manufactur ers. Washington told Farquhar in a letter dated Jan. 6. 1913. that he had '"recently ppnt three days on a trip to Virginia with the president-elect", and was satisfied that the tariff would bc taken up at an extra session. He proposed that currency reform be coupled with the tariff at the present Fession of congress and asked the support of the National Association rf Manufacturers for that proposi tion. Ib'th Far juhar and Kirby in letters endorsed bis proposal. In a letter to Pan'.el Pavenport of Bridgeport. Conn., in .March. 1911, Emery told of interviewing with Mr. Kirby, Majority Leader Underwood on the organization of the commit tees of the new democratic house. ilr. Kirby was here Thursday," he wrote, "and we had a long and frank talk with Oscar Underwood, who is a decent, level headed conservative. I really believe now that we will have a fairly conservative judiciary com mittee, as good as we could expect from your democratic brethren, but we are undoubtedly going to have a bad labor committee. Underwood has frankly told me that it does not please him and undoubtedly would not please us. He says it is the result of compromises that have been made necessary by international dissension, and when he is frank enough to say that It won't please him I can imag ine how it will strike us." Many letters Presented. The letters contained illuminating details of the methods of the Nation al Association of Manufacturers' agents in their opposition to anti-injunction bills, the bill creating the present department of labor, bills providing for jury trial of contempt cases, and other legislation urged by organized lai or. The list of letters presented Tuesday was about half of those called from Emery's files by the committee. They were written by Orr to Kirby, Martin M. Mulhall, C. W. Post, Daniel Davenport, former Pep. R. O. Moon of Pennsylvania. IA M. Parry of Indianapolis, George S. Poudinot, secretary of the National Association of Manufacturers, and II. S. Chamberlain of Chattanooga, Tenn. The Mulhall letters presented re lated to Col. Mulhall's activities in the campangn of Pep. Jenkins of Wisconsin for reelection in 190S. The letters of former Rep. Moon related to a controversy with Emery over leg islation before the Judiciary commit tee of the house In 1910 when Judge Moon was chairman of the committee. At the morning session, the com mittee briefly examined Louis Sei bold of tho New York World, who prepared the Mulhall charges for publication. Tomorrow the commit tee hopes to secure Mulhall and to send Emery back to the senate com mittee which Is about to begin the examination of the officials of the National Association of Manufacturers. HOW TO VOTE. Although voting machines will be used for the first time in the city primary election Wednesday, the operation of casting a vote will be no different so far as the voter is concerned from that in the general elections last fall. Tho difference will be in the duties of the Judges, who must set the ma- chine for the primary voting. No voter, of course, is allowed to vote for the nomination of can- dldato on more than one party. In order to prevent such a fraud there is an attachment on the machine operated by the judge, which enables it to be set so that votes may be cast for a particu- lar party and none other. Before entering the machine the voter signifies to the election officials which ticket it Is his in- tention to vote and the machine k is set accordingly. On entering the booth the large lever Is thrown from left to right, closing the curtains and opening the ma- chine for voting. The voter can then draw the levers down over the names of his candidates. Au- tomatically the machine prevents voting for more than one candl- dato except in the case of eoun- cllman-at-large, where three are chosen. The levers may be turned back in case of mlstako before the vote is registered. To register the vote the large lever Is thrown back to the left, which also opens the curtains. KILLED PRIEST 10 E 7 Judge Asks French Writer If She Didn't Commit Crime to Help Sale of Her Books. AGEN, Ijot-at-Garonne, France, Aug. t. A minor poetess, Madame Alice Crespy, charged with murdering the priest. Abbe Chassaing, on Jan. 19, appeared before the Assizes court and related her version of the clergy man's death. At moments the scene enacted be fore the judge was very dramatic. The accused is a little woman, neither pretty nor plain. As she told her story, her voice at times sank to an almost inaudible pitch and at others rose to a shriek as she insisted that tho younc priest committed suicide. Her story rer;i1ncd unshaken un der the searching Interrogatory of the presiding judge who declared that she had murdered the man in order to obtain notoriety. "In the accusation brought acralnst you. you are alleged to have said to your dressmaker that your books were not selling well and that if you were the heroine of a love murder for which the accused persons always are acquitted, it would be otherwise." said the judge. Mme. Crespy denied this with the greatest indignation. The presiding judge then remarked sternly: "You had no great literary notori ety but you have acquired a much greater notoriety by your crime. You have thus attained your desired ob ject." R0MINE NOT FOR WEIDLER Candidate for Judge Say Ho Hn Formed Xo Alliances With Any Mayoralty Candidates. Otis Romine. candidate for the democratic nomination for city Judge issued a statement Wednesday morn ing contradlcing the statement that he had declared himself for Charles Weldler for mayor, at the Weidler meeting Tuesday night. "I have not declared myself for Weldler or for anv other candidate." he said. "All I did say was that I was not on the admiulatmtion slate." 1 I IDLER ENDS HIS ClPAIi FDR I1QRM T Speaks to Large Crowd at Audi torium Theater and Makes Attack on Many Officials and Citizens. LABOR MEN MEET AND ATTACK HIM Charge That Statement He is Alleged to Have Made is False Joyce Men Hold Final Meeting. Replying to what he termed a campaign of abuse which had begun against him three hours after he an nounced himself for mayor, Charles Weidler, candidate for mayor, de fended his record, excoriated his en emies, and laid down a program of law enforcement and public utility regulation at the biggest and final meeting of the primary campaign at the Auditorium theater Tuesday night. The meeting was preceded by a band parade through the down-town streets and the big theater was com fortably filled when the speeches be gan. Nearly 300 women were in cluded in the audience. Though he insisted that his legis lative record nor his school board rec ord was not an issue in the campaign. Weiluer devoted the greater part of his speech to a justification of these. He concluded with tho words: "I insist that -the only issue is be tween law enforcement and the op posite, between a clean city and the opposite, between a city ruled by the public service corporations and one ruled by the people. If you want the one sort of government, vote for me. If you want the other .iort, vote for my chief opponent." Weidler's line of attack was along three chif lines, on the administra tion on the men whom he said "mis represented organized labor" in at tacking his legislative record, and men who had fought him on the school board. He mentioned names. Totalled up, and including the attacks made by Atty. John Kftch, who was chairman of the meeting, it formed one of the longest lists that over figured in a po litical speech in the city. Weldler didn't use a rifie. He used a shotgun and -the shot scattered widely as they poured forth. In the list were, the following: Here's the Lit. Mr. Goetz, of course. Mr. Joyce, of course. Charles Koontz, president of the Central labor union, who was at that hour presiding oyer the antl-Weidler meeting at the Elks' temple and whom Weldler characterized as a "deadbeat" and gave this as Koontz' reason for opposing his garnishee bill. Fred Felck, Garrett, Ind., attorney, and legislative agent for the tate Federation of Iabor, "Who made it convenient not to come up to speak here, and who ate with ihe legisla tors and drank with them as often as he got the invitation." Harry Wair, attorney for the school board during Weidler's term, whom he charged with responsibility for overlooking the famous Conklin mortgage in filing condemnation proceedings for land for the new high school. The anonymous authors of a pam phlet against him circulated Satur day night. Joseph Neff, president of the school board, whom he taxed with circulating the pamphlets. J. P. Stoll and his son, Ed. "A certain venerable gentleman mi mill i J w a ' l vuiiiMiii, dUW-i ing him not to sell his land to the school board but to hold out for more money." Former School upt. Moon, who he said, although long a personal friend of his, had become incapacitated for his duties and unqualified to make progressive Improvements needed in the school system. Rei. George W. Sands, who has been speaking for Joyce. Tom Taggart. Talked School A (Tali's. Weidler's reference to school af fairs was listened to with particular interest by his audience. He said that suit had been tiled against Dr. Conklin, to recover the amount of the mortgage and that "unless he is a double-dyed liar, the city will get the money back." He took up the Moon case next. "In discharging Mr. Moon." he said, "the board knew that he had a contract with the city, but it felt that the best interests of the schools and of our children demanded the action, regardless of the cost." He denied that the board had re fused $300 for the old Oliver resi dence and had only received $S0O for the materials In it. "We couldn't find anyone who would buy it." he said, "so we had to tear it down at an expense of M.SuO. We sold $1,600 worth of ma terials from it and had about $300 worth of bricks to go into the new building." Kitch made the chief attack on the labor men who had attacked his can didate, while Weidler warmly de fended his garnishee bill as one that met the favor of labor leaders over the country and asserted that no one in the race had the interests of the workers closer at heart than he. Kitch exhibited what he said was a four year old and unpaid meat bill against Koontz and said there was a doctor's bill unpaid since 190S and a grocer's bill and others of long standing against him. "And he gets $J5 or $C0 a week at the Tribune," he said. IF WE ALL DO FLY SOME DAY, PERHAPS WE'LL FIND THE (tx if C rfc Weidler charged Koontz and three other labor men, one a discharged employe of his. with responsibility for the labor attack on him and as serted his belief that more union men were at the Auditorium meeting lis tening to him than there were at the Elks' temple: meeting. Announcement was made at the end of the meeting that only 92 men attended the labor meeting and Weldler exclaimed. "That's the best tribute to organized labor I have heard. It shows their real senti ments." Several candidates for other olticcs spoke at the meeting, including Otis Komine, and Joseph Gluck, candidates for Judge; Harvey Hostizer, candidate for clerk; and Penrod, Austin, McCul loueH and Collins, candidates for the council. Romine charged that there was a "Joyce slate". Rostiger said he had been In the ctty clerk's office for ten years as deputy and felt qualified to do the work .as chief. Joyce men held their final meeting at 505 Ccott St., with Joyce and liep. George W. Sands as speakers. A fair sized audience attended the anti-Weidler meeting held under the auspices of the Federation of Labor in the Elks' temple Tuesday evening, when several speakers attacked the candidate on the ground that his record shows him unfriendly to union labor. Charles Koontz, president of the federation, presided. J. II. Morrisey and W. E. Trippeer of Peru, Ind., chairman and secretary respectively of the state Brotherhood of Engineers and Firemen, who had been in South Bend since Monday, made addresses. The labor men registered an indig nant denial to charges made by Weidler against Fred Feick of Garrett, Ind., chairman of the legislative board of the state Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen. The labor men declared that Weidler's charge that they were under the dictation of Tom Taggart and that the latter had form ulated their list of legislators whom they declared unfriendly to union labor is false. "That is not true." said Morrisey. "We are in South Bend to shojv the people Weidler's labor record. He must stand on his own acts." Feick himself was unable to attend the meeting, sending a telegram that important business in Washington de tained him. Feick stated in the mes sage that if Weidler were nominated the hbor men, not only of the city, but of the state would oppose him in the campaign for election. NOT AX ENQUIRE. AX FRANCISCO. Aug. C. "B. E. Donaldson", "Be E. Donald son", rang through Judge van Fleet's courtroom while talesmen were being examined lor the Diggs trial. B. E. Donaldson came not and Commissioner Krull grew peevish. Finally a deputy marshal an nounced that a summons address ed to "11. IZ. Donaldson, Esq." had been returned bearing this pen ciled statement: "Am not an esquire. Am a Mrs." Wnen the guffaws subsided. Judge van Fleet announced that "woman jurors will not be ac cepted in this court" and the name was stricken from the list. CHICAGO. -Oh. go jump into tho river," said Chris Jonaycz's wife, when he got in her way in the kitchen. He jumped but the police fished him out. CHICAGO. A aloniikcrper who rented Abdul Hamid, a camel, from a carnival company, to advertise his drink emporium, is out $V,00. Bibu lous ones cut tho rope and Abdul loped away. STRIKERS CHANGE IDS ABOUT WORK DULUTH, Minn., Aug. 6. The strike situation at the Allouez ore docks has changed front Tuesday night. The strikers, who were thought ready to 0 back to work Tuesday, voted to stay out. It was then expected that new men would take their places, but the men who were Imported as strike breakers quit in a body when they found out that they were mixed up in a strike. The strikers had signified a will ingness to go hack to work; the dock officials had made all the concessions the strikers demanded and had agreed to give the men an increase of 15 cents a day in pay the demand for higher wages being a minor issue brought up by the men but just then a leader of the I. W. W. suc ceeded in stopping the move for con ciliation. It was said late Tuesday that the I. W. W. man had visited the Missabe dock and the Iron docks at Two Har bors and had obtained the promise that the men on those docks would strike in sympathy with their fellow workers on the other properties. An Inquest was held Tuesday over the two men who were killed in the accident that precipitated the strike. The coroner's jury decided that the men met death under the cars and cited nx the cause the custom of the railroad in allowing switchmen to ride on the sides of tho car Instead of the tops. TO PUEVILVT FRAUDS. To prevent frauds in the pri marv election of any party the primary law of 1907 in section 25 of the act provides: "Any qualified voter of a pre cinct who has voted or intends to vote In such precinct upon the ballot of any political party may challenge any other person offer ing to vote, in such precinct at such primary, upon the ballot of the same political party, on the ground that such perse n is not an adherent to that party. If challenged on the ground that he is not an adherent to the party upon whose ballot he intends to vote such person shall not be entitled to vote unless he make -an affidavit to the effect that he voted at the lat preceding election for a majority of tho can didates of the party upon whose ballot he intends to vote at such primary, or if he did not vote at the last preceding election, then at the last election at which he voted, and that such voter so chal lenged Intends at the election for shich the candidates nominated a: such primary are to be voted for, to vote for the candidates nominated by such party at such primary. Upon such affidavit b-ing made he shall be allowed to vote." The penalty for illegil voting or o.-Tering to vote is as follows: Sec tion Zl "Whoever not having the legal qualiricatfons of a voter at any primary election authorized by law to be held in this state, votes or offers to vote at such pri mary election shall l? fined not more than one hundred dollars n ;r less than ten dollars, or im prisoned in the count)' jail not more than one year nor less than one month, or both, and disfran chised and rendered incapable of holding any office of tnst or profit for any determinate period." AIR IS NOT FREE-BY DYSON CURRENCY BILL UP 10 THE CAUCUS Measure With a Few New Amendments is Passed by the Committee by a Vote of Eleven to Three. WASHINGTON. Aug. G. The ad ministration currency bill, still fur ther amended in important particu lars, emerged from the democratic conference of the house banking and currency committee Tuesday over the protests of Representatives NeHy f Kansas, Eagle of Texas and Ragsdale of South Carolina. At the end of a lively session, in which the demo cratic objectors promised to carry their tight to the floor of the caucus next Monday, the Glass bill was ap proved by a vote of 11 to three. Earlier in the d iy Pres. Wilson" s currency program had come in for open criticism in the senate. Hen. Hitchcock, democratic member of the currency committee of that body, in a speech directed against the plan for currency reform at this session said he believed "The mere agitation of the banking and currency question at this session has been a mistake." The differences among democrats of the house committee were not set tled by final action on the bill. Be sides the three who voted against it. Rep. Wingo of Arkansas expressly stated that he would fight for amend ments to the measure in the caucus. "At this last moment and without any previous consideration." said Rep. Needy in a statement Tuesday night, "A motion was passed author izing the chairman to draft an amendment to the bill authorizing national banks to organize and ope rate both savings and trust depart- i ments in conjunction with the t ther features of the bank. "This is an entirely new provision, exceedingly radical in the changes wrought in any considered portion of the bill, and tends to centralization of power to a high degree. It cer tainly should never have been adopt ed without careful consideration." Notice was served upon Chairman Glass Tuesday that an attempt will be made by the opposition made up! of democrats, to have the caucus Monday thrown open to the publb-. It is understood to be their desire to bring out open discussion on the amendments defeated in the commit- i tee, for the legalizing of corn, wheat and cotton warehouse receipts as the basis for circulating notes. The saving hanks and trust com pany amendment, proposed by Rep. Bukley, was adopted by a vote of ten to four; and Rep. Neely's motion to recommend an open caucus and Rep. Wingo's amendment to prohibit in terlocking banking directors were defeated by similar votes. In each of these contents Representatives Neely, Ragsdale, Eagle and Wingo voted against the balance f the democrats. The currency bill probably will not be passed upon by the republican members of the house committee un til after it has gone through the dem ocratic caucus. WASHINGTON. Mr. and Mr. Wil liam Williams are eating lima beans cooked on the vine from their truck, farm at Lanham. Md. Lightning re cently struck the vines and cooked tho beans. FE MAIL p ERKS- BE UL RECUR Robbers Use Twine to Tie Up Chief Clerk's Hands and Then Carry Off the Register ed Packages. TWO MASKED MEN OVERLOOK NOTHING Line Three Employes Up Against Wall While They Take Their Time About Rifling the Mail Sacks. BIRMINGHAM. Ala.. Aug. i.. -The mail car on the fast Louisille and Nashville passenger train No. . northbound from New Orleans, was boarded and rol:.d early Tuesday by two unknown white men. who held up the mail clerks. All the registered mail was taken but no estimate could be made Tuesday night of the amount obtained. The train reached Birmingham n time at S::i7 o'clock and two of the mail i-lerks. George Hoover and E. G. York, were found handcuffed together in such a way that the irons had to be tiled from their wrists. The thumbs of Chief Clerk Harry Everett were securely bound together with heavy twine. The robbers boarded the mail car at Calera on the side opposite the station, as the train hgan to move. The clerks said thev immediately were covered with revolvers and or dered to turn their faces to the wall. Eerott looked around once and was fired upon, the bullet just missing his head. The robbers jumped from the train at Fourteenth m. in Birming ham. Took All Valuable. Chief Clerk Everett said he bad no idea of the value of the registered mail but declared that the robbers took it all. Both were short, slender men, he said, but he did not get a good look at their faces as they were forced to keep their own faces turned to the wall. The clerks fin t saw lie robbers as they came board on their hands and knees. One rob ber kept his pistols leveled at the j men while the other ransacked the J mail. The distance from Calera to Birmingham is miles, so that they had plenty of time to make a thor ough job. Non one besides the mail clerks on the train, apparently knew the robbers were aboard. When the engineer stopped for the southern crossing at Fourteenth St., Birmingham, he chanced to look back and saw the two men jump from the mail car door. Thi aroused his suspicion and investigation revealed the handcuffed clerks. A quick run was then made to the Louisville and Nashville station, where the alarm was given. livery police station was quickly notified and automobiles with detectives start ed out in search of the robbers. E. '-. York, me of the lerk-s in tlie car Tuesday night, was also in the Louisville and Nashville mail ear which was robbed near Boybs. about a year ago. WILL STOP ALL ILLEGAL VOTING Challenger to bo on Hand Today to Sec That Outsiders Have No Hand in Primaries. Challengers will be stationed In all the precincts at Wednesday pri mary elections, and any voter who tries to "help out a friend" in an other party is apt to get in wry bad. The corrupt practices act, passed three years ago, provide line and imprisonment for ;.nyone found guil ty of oting out of his party. To Vote for any democratic can didate today, for example, the otT, if challenged, must b- prepared to swear that at the last time h voted, he cast hi-; ballot for a majority of the democratic candidates -n thu list. Reports that non-demo rats might attempt to go into the democrat:' pri mary eaued action to be taken to prevent this by appointing cha lieiiger-i in each precinct who w. r-- w ac qualntcl with the voters of the pre cinct. The.-e men will be prepare.! to challenge any known nieino.rs f another party who may s. . k to inter the democratic primary. The provisions to pre-, ent this vio lation of law was inserted in the corrupt practices law n answer to a criticism made f some primary laws that they permitted men of one p.ut in which there was little or no con test to go into the primary of the rival party and force the nomination of a weak man as standard-bearer. The Indiana law. enforced and with good challengers, will absolutely prevent tins, it is claimed. PARIS. III. To-oar-dd 1 Mcr ravU fell into an elght-galbm i::e gar jar and was drowned. CHICAGO. Tin Iir-t capture made by Chicago's new policewoman was of a white mouse. :!'.. er Mrs. T. J. Meder chased the mouse into a corner at a police station. r