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LIABILITY BILL Recommends Measure in Mes* sage to Congress. ITS PROVISIONS DRASTIC Regarded as Most Advanced Liability Legislation Proposed in Many Years Report of Commission Submitted tc Congress by Chief Executive. Washington, Feb. 21.—President Taft has submitted to congress the re port of the employers' liability com mission and the commission's pro posed employers' liability and work men's compensation bill, accompanied by a message urging the enactment ol the measure, which is the most ad vanced piece of liability legislation yet presented. The president sets forth that the proposed law not only would insure to employes of railroads engaged in Interstate commerce quick adjustment of their claims for dam ages, but also would relieve the courts ft a vast amount of work and enable (hem to administer Judicial affairs with greater dispatch. "I sincerely hope that the act will pass," says the president. "I deem it O&e of the great steps of progress to ward a satisfactory solution of an im portant phase of the controversies be tween employer and employe." The main provisions of the measure ire sketched in the message and then Mr. Taft takes up and disposes of three objections that have been ad vanced by its opponents Basis of Compensation. The report of the employers' lia bility and workmen's compensation oommi8sion is regarded as the most drastic employers' liability legislation proposed in many years. The report is accompanied by the draft of a bill in which the commis sion eliminates the common law doc trine of negligence with what it char acterizes as the unjust defenses of as sumption of risk, fellow servants' fault and contributory negligence. Compen sation with a general basis of an equivalent to one-half wages is to be paid in every case except where the Injury or death Is caused by the will ful intention of the employe to injure himself or another or in case of in toxication on duty. The combined railroad companies of ^he country are paying out to their employes for accidents in settlements and judgments approximately $10,085, 000 and the proposed law, as nearly as the commission can estimate it, will raise this by 25 per cent. Figuring on the periodical payments extending over a term of years and capitalized St 6 per cent the commission points out that the total received by the beneficiaries would reach an aggregate Sf $15,000,000 annually. TAFT SUPPORTERS MEET fn President Endorsed at Gathering Milwaukee. Milwaukee, Feb. 21.—Unqualified approval was given President Taft's administration by a large representa tion of his followers from all parts of Wisconsin at a banquet following a conference at which delegates at large to the Republican national convention were nominated. Attorney General George W. Wick srsham was the guest of honor at the banquet and gave the principal ad Areas, taking for his subject "The Ad ministration Anti-Trust Record." Wickersham, In his address, de clared that clamor against the enforce neni of the Sherman anti-trust law fead been raised by those Interested tn unfair business methods and "who have read in the active, vigilant prose cution of that law under President Taft the doom of their practices and who, threatened with the loss of illicit gain, seek to destroy both the law that condemns them and the execu tive that brings them to execution BATTLE FOUGHT IN HAITI Party Government Troop* Killed and Many Injured. Cape Haitien, Haiti, Feb. 21.—An Official report has just been received ot a severe fight between the revolu tionary forces and the government troops near the San Dcminigan fron tier. The result is not recorded, be yond the fact that the government troops suffered a loss ot forty killed and a large number wounded. Blacks Driven From Town. Dotham, Ala., Feb. 21.—After wreak ing vengeance on the negro population of Dixie, a small town near here, driv ing every black from the village and killing one, a mob is searching the countryside for another negro. The body of Miss Estelle Brown was found In her home, the head pierced by two bullets. A negro was seen near the home a short time before the body was found. Army Aviator Injured. Augusta, Ga., Feb. 21.—Lieutenant Kennedy, at the United States army aviation school here, fell about 100 f*et in an aeroplane and was seriously tajured. He was taken in an uncon scious condition to a hospital. WILSON DENIES BEIN6AIIT80!! Did No! Write Letter Exs toiling: Florida Lands. USED AS ABVERTISEMEN1 Secretary of Agriculture Says Hl« Name Is Frequently Used Wlthou His Consent by Concerns Desiring to Profit Thereby. Washington, Feb. 21.—Secretary ol Agriculture Wilson has denied au thorship of a letter which has been widely circulated by one of the com panies exploiting lands in the Florida •verglades. The advertisement, headed "Secre tary Wilson's opinion." was credited to the East Coast Homeseeker o! "June." the year not being given. The purported letter follows: "There is no other large body oi land' anywhere in the United States, in fact, anywhere else in the world, that will, when the drainage is com pleted, be so valuable as the once de spised everglades. Between three and four million acres of rich alluvial lands located in a climate that is al most absolute perfection, where all crops can be grown the entire season through, where there are no long, cold winters, no excessive heat In the sum mer and no malaria or other diseases "From the very nature of the con ditions Florida becomes the paradise of the whole world. There a careful, thrifty tiller of the soil can make more money on ten or twenty acres of land than on 150 in the North or West. The doubting Thomases who are standing back awaiting developments will in a few years see their folly." "1 have no recollection of ever writ ing anything of this sort," said Mr. Wilson. "This sort of thing happens often and I will have to stop it as 1 have been forced to do many times be fore. It is not uncommon to find my name and that of Dr. Wiley used with out authority in advertisements, Dr. Wiley's, perhaps, oftener than mine, because he is more prominent." FAST SERVICE PROMISED Canada Plans New Steamship Service to Great Britain. Ottawa, Ont., Feb 21.—The estab lishment of a new fast steamship serv ice between Canada and Great Britain to care for a large part of the traffic which now goes via New York is the object of negotiations now in progress between the Canadian government and certain English and Canadian steam ship companies. The plan is for the Investment of $30,000,000, making pos sible a twenty-knot service and a four and one-half day trip between Halifax and Liverpool. The contracting lines will have the support of the Canadian Pacific railroad and other transconti nental lines. MISSOURI DEMOCRATS HAPPY Cheer Statement That Colonel Would Be Easy to Defeat. Joplin, Mo., Feb. 21.—Missouri Dem ocrats, in state convention here, cheered wildly a statement by State Chairman Shannon that "we can lick Roosevelt as easily as the Roosevelt people say we can lick Taft." Later, when Speaker Champ Clark was referred to as "our Intrepid lead er," whose efforts, more than those of any one else, had resulted, "in the uniting of the Democratic party and the rending asunder of the Republican party." the convention was in an up roar of applause which lasted several minutes STARCH MILL IS BLOWN UP Explosion of Plant Shakes Entire Town of Waukegan. Wis. Waukegan. Wis., Feb. 21.—The dry atarch mill of the Corn Products com pany's big plant here blew up with an explosion that shook the entire town. The building and machinery were blown to pieces and most of the de bris dropped into the lake, causing an inundation along the shore that re sembled a tidal wave Only two men were hurt in the ex plosion, as the day force had not re ported. BATTLE IN MEXICAN PRISON Twenty-seven Convicts and Guards Are Killed. Mexico City, Feb. 21.—Twenty-seven prisoners and prison guards were killed at Puebla in a fight which fol lowed an attempt by the prisoners to escape from jail, according to a spe cial dispatch received by the Mexican Herald from that city. Twenty of the men succeeded in escaping. To Advance Passenger Rate*. St. Paul, Feb. 21.—Advanced passen ger rates in the Middle Western states, following the restoration of the 3-cent rate in Minnesota last July, probably will be put into effect May 1. The rate between St. Paul and Chicago will be raised from $8 to $8.16 or $8.20, while similar increasea between St Paul and other important centera In the territory will be put in. CHARLES P. TAFT. Will Be Called to Testify Before House Commute'. IN CASE OF MAJOR RA President's Brother to Appear as a Witness. Washington, Feb 21.—"The pa peTs" in a blood and thunder melo drama were never more eagerly sought than the missing war depart ment documents for which the house committee on expenditures in the de partment has begun search. The particular papers sought are the documents in the case of Major B. B. Ray, twice saved from courtmar tlal by the political protection of Presi dent Taft. The committee has decided to call Charles P. Taft, brother of the presi dent. Major Ray is alleged to have rendered political service under C. Taft in the 1908 campaign, in return for which he received the political protection of the president. In a let ter before the committee the presi dent remarked that "Ray presumed too much upon the value of these services." FOUR NEGROES ARE SLAIN IN THEIR BEDS Seventh of a Series of Whole sale Murders. Beaumont, Tex., Feb. 21.—The aeventh of a series of crimes in which twenty-nine negroes have been mur dered occurred near here. Ethel Love, a negress, her son and two daughters were slain as they slept iB their cabin. The several murders have occurred in Southwestern Louisiana and South eastern Texas and in each instance have been committed with an axe. After each killing the axe has been left near the bodies. Several arrests have been made, but evidence has been lacking. In almost every case the blacks slain have been obscure residents of small settlements. Five were killed at Rayne, La., at one time seven at Crowley, La., and eight at Lafayette, La., each of which was visited twice Ave at Lake Charles, La., and four at Beaumont. KILLS FATHER AND HIMSELF Wealthy North Dakotan Victim of Son'* Bullets. Drayton, N. D., Feb. 21.—Rex B. Wallace, aged twenty-five, who for merly lived at the Y. M. C. A. in St. Paul, shot and killed his father, W. H. Wallace, wounded his brother-in-law, J. B. Strong, and then committed sui cide by sending two bullets Into his brain. The tragedy occurred in the offices of the First National Bank of Drayton, of which W. H. Wallace was president. Young Wallace had made threats against his father in January when he was arrested in St. Paul but was af terward released following a confer ence with his father and police ofll cials. The young man's charge that his father had failed to make good his al leged promise of a gift of $25,000, if he (Rex) "made good" in the business world, was responsible for the threats and for the tragedy. KILLS MAN ON STREET CAR Fort Worth Detective Opens Fire or Assailant. Fort Worth, Tex., Feb. 21.—While 8. S. Morris, a real estate dealer, wai in the midst of a discussion aboard a crowded street car of incidents in- con nection with the trial of J. B. Sneed, Chief of Detectives Bell Interrupted to suggest that women were aboard the car and that he modify hie language. Morris, in resentment, attacked the •fficer with a knife, It le alleged, and Bell opened Are with a revolver, kill ing Morris. Banker Commits Suicide. Missoula, Mont., Feb. 21.—E. A. Win atanley, a banker, insurance man and real estate broker, who has been a resident of this city for many years, •hot and killed himself with a revol ver. Financial difficulties are given aa the cause. The body of the suicide was found on the bed of his hired Ban in an upper room in the barn. •_ -T -r-s^T.- -v "S NEWS 0F_W0RLD Important Events ot tha Week in Condensed Form. CRIMINAL NEWS. Practically all members of the jfii dal staff of the International Associn tion of Bridge and Structural Iroi Workers, including the chief olllcers members of the executive board an. about twenty business agents, are un der arresi in connection with the s! legeil nationwide dynamite conspiracy The indictment upon which all tlu men were arrested was made public It charges all the fifty-four men will conspiracy to violate the statutes for bidding the carrying of explosives ot passenger trains and details forty seven transportations charged as over acts and names Ortie E. McManigat the McXaroaras, or Herbert S. Hockii in each act, but does not specify tht part taken by the other defendants. Sensational and specific charges that the dynamite conspiracy was con ducted with full knowledge of mem hers of the executive board of the In ternational Association of Bridge and Structural Iron Workers, including Frank M. Ryan that the whole con apiracy, extending over years, was re corded on paper, and that Ortis E. Mc Manigal, the confessed dynamiter, wa. shifted shuttlelike over the country ot missions of destruction, were madt public at Indianapolis by District At torney Charles W. Miller. Five murderers were hanged in thi county jail at Chicago while counse were vainly trying to secure a 9ta order to prevent the execution. Thi men were: Ewald Shiblawski, aged twenty-four Frank Shiblawski, aged twenty-one Philip Sommerling, aged thirty-four Thomas Schultz, aged eighteen Thomas Jennings, a negro aged thirty-two. The first four were the slayers of Fred Guezlow, Jr., a young truck farmer. New disclosures made in the dyna mite conspiracy cases through 40,000 letters and telegrams, quoted in the indictments as implicating practically all the officials of the International Association of Bridge and Structural Iron Workers, will be the basis on which the government will seek to convict the fifty-four defendants who are charged with committing or abet ting in almost 100 explosions. Twenty-five thousand dollars in cur rency was stolen from a taxi in the heart of the financial district of New York city by three highwaymen, who •prang into the vehicle and over powered W. F. Smith and Frank War dell, messengers of the East River Na tional bank. The currency was being transported from the Produce Ex change bank in the lower part of the city. Unhappy in a love affair, Harriet Kopsing, aged nineteen, killed her self at her home in St. Paul by drink ing cyanide of potassium. A few min utes after learning of his sweetheart's death by telephone, Waller Wynacht, aged twenty-two, attempted to take poison in Parker's drug store, lie was prevented from carrying out his pur pose by clerks in the store. Rex 13. Wallace, twenty-five years old, formerly of St. Paul, shot and killed his father, \V. H. Wallace, seri ously wounded his brother-in-law, J. B. Strong, and then sent two bullets Into his brain. The office of the First National bank' of Drayton, N. D., ol which the elder Wallace was presi dent, was the scene of the murder and suicide. CONGRESSIONAL DOINGS. James J. Hill told the Stanley steel investigating committee that if the federal government ever attempted to eontrol business to the extent of Ax ing prices It would be the beginning of the end of this government. He declared that corporate combinations, properly regulated within certain de fined limitations, menaced neither the welfare of the people nor the in tegrity of the government. The Democratic chemical tariff bill la expected to increase the govern ment's revenues by $3,530,840 over those of the present fiscal year, al though the reduction of ad valorem duties proposed is about 31 per cent. Principally the measure increases du ties on perfumes, fancy soaps and oth er luxuries and lowers the duties on drugs and materials in common use A bill that would create a bureau of tariff statistics as a substitute for the present tariff board was intro duced in the house by Representative Peters (Dem., Mass.), a member of the ways and means committee. The Hardwick "sugar trust" investi gation" committee, after many weeks of open hearings in Washington and New York and almost continuous work since last May, reported to the house that a sugar trust exists. FINANCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL Louis P. Sychler, receiver for the Washington Orchard Irrigation and Fruit company, has filed a prelimi nary schedule showing liabilities of |3,275,595 and nominal assets of |lt 185,103. A vast number of claims, per haps 12,000,000 in amount, are yet to be filed. Inhuman conditions prevail in the foundries and iron manufacturing plants of Massachusetts, according to expert testimony offered to the legis lative oommittee considering the im pending bill which prohibits women working in such places. iii iit \t/ A il it/ ito Is Your Time Worth Now is the time that you want to clean your seed with the best grain cleaning machinery you can find, we have just the mill you want. Our WINNER grain sepera tor will do a perfect job of cleaning on any kind of grain no matter how badly it may be mixed with foul seed IN HALF THE TIME that the SAME QUALITY of work CAN BF DONE with ANY FANNING- MlLLL on the market. If your time is worth any thing you can save the price of the machine in one season and the price is no higher than for the old kind. MEAD&HAINS UG Sell yon mink, skunk, musk rat, weasel, fox and badger fura to Schindler Bros. They pay the highest cash prices for same. 35. 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