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
President Endorsed at Gathering
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
BATTLE IN MEXICAN PRISON
Twenty-seven Convicts and Guards
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
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
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
FOUR NEGROES ARE
SLAIN IN THEIR BEDS
Seventh of a Series of Whole
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
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
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
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
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
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
Important Events ot tha Week
in Condensed Form.
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
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
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
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.
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