El Paso Morning Times (El Paso, Tex.), Vol. 30, Ed. 1 Wednesday, May 4, 1910 Page: 1 of 8
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Copper, per !b..
Lead, pet glOO lbs
Sliver, per oz____
Zinc, per lte lbs
...........»5.:0 to $5.40
Washington, May 3-Went Texas:
Fair, wanner Wednesday; showers and
cooler at night on Thursday In north
portion; fair In south.
PRICE FIVE CENTS
EL PASO, TEXAS. WEDNESDAY, MAY 4, 1910.
TAflirs™ «RSSENATE IN TITAN STRUGGLE
Chief Executive Will Visit St. Louis as City s
Guest-Spent All ot Tuesday as “Citizen
DEDICATED STATUE OF THEO. THOMAS
Cincinnati. May 3.—President Taft
wound up a day of renewing old ac-
quaintances by appearing before a brll-
lant ihrong at the opening of Cincin-
nati's annual May Music festival to-
night. the dedicator of a heroic statue
of the late Theodore Thomas, first
conductor of the festival and head oi
the Thomas orchestra of Chicago.
Having respected the president s
wishes that he be treated as a 'citi-
zen of Cincinnati,” all day, the public
took full advantage of his appearance
tonight to acclaim him as the chief
executive of the nation. A fanfare of
trumpets ushered the president upon
the stage but the note of the instru-
ments were drowned by the applause
of the shouting thousands who had
listened to Handel's greai choral work
Mrs. Thomas and her two sons oc-
cupied a box at the concert and heard
the president's eulogy of the husband
and father. The statue of the dead
musician, who conducted tlie festivals
from 1871! to 1904. had been placed in
Charged With Graft
San Francisco Telephone
Farmers’ Convention Re-
fuses Rising Greeting to
San Francisco, May 3.—After being
lost to sight since March 23. 1907. when
ho was indicted on thirteen counts on
charges of bribing the supervisors of
the Kuef-SchmiW regime. A. K Det-
wtler of Toledo, Ohio, former vice-
president and general organizer of the
the corridor of the building. It was !Home Telephone company of this state,
covered when the audience entered, Isurrendered late today to Superior
Large Issue of Waterworks
Bonds May Be Ask-
but the draperies were removed at the
conclusion of the president's speech
and the departing audience had a
chance to view it.
After the concert the president was
whirled to the Queen City club, where
Lawrence Maxwell, former solicitor
general of the United States and presi-
dent of the May Festival Association,
was his host until the presidential
party fet for St. Louis shortly before
PEOPLE MUST DECIDE
Proposition ofW ater Comp-
any May Also Come to
A DECOYED TO DEATH BY DOG. *
A. Denver, Colo., May T—No clew ♦
A has been fount! to the murderer *
A of Jesse W. Love, a gardener A
A who was shot to 4pnth Iasi night A
A near his home a few miles from *
* this city. Love was moused by *
♦ the persistent Imrkitlg of hi; *
A dog, and went, out to investigate. A
A He had a large family.
A a A A A A A A A A A A A A A A
Judge ljiwlor.^wbo immediately re-
leased him oil bonds of $139,000 In a
statement made after his surrender
Detwiler said he had been traveling
in Europe for his health the greater
part of the time since the indictments
were returned and that he had return-
ed the moment that his physicians had
told him - that he could undergo trial
without endangering his life.
He declares that his return was
voluntary and solely for the sake ol
freeing his name from the odium of
having the charges hanging over it
He. will lie arranged May .7.
When the Ruef-Sclimilz hoard of
supervisors advertised the sale of
franchise for a competing telephone
system in 190(1. Detwiler came to this
city from tiis home in Toledo, Ohio,
and Huccesfully bid for the privilege
in Mareli, 1907, the Oliver grand jury
returned thirteen true hills charging
I him with bribing the members of the
1 board of supervisors to act favorably
on the bid submitted by bis company.
The city is to submit to the people
a proposition for the issuance of
$1,000,000 in water works bonds.
This report was discussed on the
streets yesterday and confirmed by
Mayor Robinson, who stated to a
Times reporter that he would prob-
ably ask the city council Thursday to
take definite steps looking to the per-
manent settlement of the water works
People to Vote.
It is understood that two proposi-
tions will be submitted for the ap-
proval or rejection of the tax payers
at the polls. One proposition will lie
for the Issuance of bonds to acquire
municipal water works, and the other
will be a new contract with the water
company to lie submitted to the coun-
cil by tin- water company.
Mayor Robinson said the water
company had. by resolution, been
asked to submit a proposition to be
voted on by the people, but he did not
know U the company would avail
itself of the invitation.
-The city council certainly will not
take off the bridle,” said Mayor Rob-
inson, "and let the water company
make all it can collect out of the peo-
ple. The city is not going to enter-
tain for a moment any proposition for
n water supply that does not place a
limit upon the earnings of the water
What the Mayor Says.
• it looks verv much as if i< is up
to us to submit to the people the
question of municipal ownership, and
let them say whether or not the city
shall issue bonds to acquire by pur-
chase or construction its own water
A Counter Proposition
According to report, the plan is. in
case the people vote bonds, to issue
$400,000 at once and then have tlm
legislature increase the city’s bond
credit so that the other *000,000 can
he Issued as soon as the money is
President Simmons of the water
company, speaking yesterday of the
Had lock proposition, said;
The Hadloek Prooosition,
• My understanding is that the peo-
ple want mesa water ;and If .Mr.
Hadloek will pot his wells and pumps
on the mega and deliver us 0,000,000
gallons of water per day we will pay
him 10 cents per I.Oflfl gallons for it,
though onr reports show that it cost*
us onlv a fraction over 0 cents per
1,000 to produce the water on the
mesa. Our losses are in the dlstribu-
l <"The Hunt report shows that the
well water In East El Paso and he
valley is the same as we get from th
*. AAA *************
* MISS MOUGAN SUFFRAGETTE *
Denver, oClo.. May 3.—-Miss ♦
OPERATORS ISSUE STATEMENT.
Kansas City, Mo., May 3,-The coal
mine operators of the Southwest to-
day issued a statement to the strik-
ing miners, in which they said in
"We offered to adopt last year s
contract, which offer we hereby re-
new. We have shown you conclusive-
ly that by reason of tlm competition
of non-union coal from Alabama, ( ol-
orado, New Mexico and Kentucky,
and lignite from Texas, in addition to
oil and gas amt cheaply produced
union coal from Illinois, we are un-
able to pay yon an advance.”
A. A A A- *********** *
A KILLED CHORUS GIRL. r#
A Biabee. Aft*;, May 3.—Baryte
A Hughes, aged 20. member of a A
A prominent fami% here, shot and-A
A killed Marguerite Malheson, a A
A chorus girl, today and then sent
♦ a bullet into his own head.
A The tragedy occurred In the A
A girl's room. Hughes is said to A
A have broken in and shot her as A
A she slept Two bullets pierced A
A her heart. d< iilrmay is said to A
A have hi eu ,1t*c chits • A
Says Lack of Scientific
Knowledge Cause of
Reopening of Tribal En-
Administration Railroad Bill Torn by Contend-
ing Factions—Progress Made but Result
Cannot Be Foretold.
LONG AND SHORT HAUL THORN IN FLESH
JURYMEN EXAMINE POISONS
FOUND IN SWOPE’S STOMACH
Toxicologist Catalogues and Exhibits Discover-
ies—Declares Deaths Were Not Due to
Causes Assigned by Dr. Hyde.
Kansas City, May 3,—Dr. Victor V.
Vaughn, toxicologist of Ann Arbor.
Mich., and regarded by the state, as
Us most important witness in tin
Hyde murder trial, began his testi-
mony late today.
Searches for poison made by him
alone and with the aid of l)r. A. S.
Haines of Chicago, said Dr. Vaughn,
had resulted in the discovery of the
Twenty-six thirty-thirds of a grain
of strychnine in the entire liver of
Colonel Thomas H. Swope. Signs of
cyanide in the stomach. A trace of j
strychnine In a kidney. A suggestion
btiL no positive proof, of Cyanide In
tin* stomach of Chrisman Swope.
Strychnine in the contents of the
stomach of Mias Margaret Swope.
Cyanide in capsules said to have
been thrown into a street by Dr. B.
C. Hyde, the time he. was expelled
from the Swope residence, last Do
Did Not Die of Apoplexy.
In reply to hypothetical questions
regarding the convulsions suffered by
Colonel Swope, Chrisman and Mar-
garet Swope, Dr., Vaughn said, in his
opinftm, they had been caused by
the. administration of some convul-
sive poison, cyanide or strychnine
would produce such symptoms, he
Judging from his investigation of
tragedies, said the toxicologist, he
did not believe Colonel Swope died,
from apoplexy or uraemic poisoning,
or Chrisman Swope from meningitis.
While on the stand Dr, Vaughn
produced what was alleged to be
strychnine taken from the liver of
COL Swope. Attorney Reed held up
the exhibit and announced what the
scientist claimed it -was. Dr. Hyde
laughed. Mrs. Swope cried. Mrs.
Hyde listened attentively to the at-
Jurymen Examine Poison.
Swope following his convulsions
might indicate cyanide poisoning.the
Dr, Haines was the only witness
beside Dr. Vaughn today. He said
the "traces" of strychnine he found
in the bodies he examined referred
lo particles of the drug of less than
one two-hundred and fortieth of a
THIRD DEGREE INQUIRY.
Washington, May 3.—The senate
inquiry into the "third degree'
practices or police will be conducted
by Senators Curtis, Brown, Borah,
Overman and Slone, who were ap-
pointed today by the vice president.
Senator Heyburn, author of 'he
resolution providing for the inquiry,
was tendered the position of chair-
man of the committee but declined
on account or pressure of other bus-
* Anne Morgan, daughter of J. «• *
A Morgan, will address a political -
* mass meeting to be held here A
■’C.n ...... ... . ftug- *
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* TWAIN'S WEALTH
* NOT DISCLOSED.
* Redding. Conn., May 3—The
* will of Samuel L, Clemens (Mark
A Twain), filed for probate here *
A today, leaves the entire estate
A to the surving daughter, Clara *
* Langhorne Clemens, wife of Os-
* sip (iabrifowitch. The amount of *
A. the estate is not given. The will *
* was drawn August 17. 1909, and
* provides that the estate should *
A he divided into two equal parts, *
* the income to be apportioned to *
* the two daughters quarterly, it
A was provided that in case one
* daughter died, the estate should A
A go to the surviving daughter. *
A Miss Jean Clemens, the second
A. daughter, died Iasi Christmas ♦
* Th<\home. Storrafield. is val- A
A tied at *30.<>00. and He re is *
St, Louis, Mo, May 3,—Tbat the
farms of the United States are not
producing half what they should bo
cause of a lack at': practical education
among the farmers, Was the reason
of the high cost, of living offered by
Secretary of' Agriculture James Wil-
son in an address tonight at the
Refuse to Stand.
Secretary Wilson reciMVed a mixed
greeting. A motion that the dele-
gates arise when lie entered was
voted down with erics of, "He's no
better than we are." When lie ap-
peared. about half Hie audience stood
while the others shouted. “Sii down. "
He was roundly applauded at the
conclusion of his address, however,
and presided during the rest of tile
“The farmers are awake," said Mr.
Wilson, "and no country is in danger
when this is the ease, I have in-
vestigated charges that the farmers
have combined to put, up prices and
rob the people and have found that
they arc not true.
Old Order Passing.
"in the past, the manufacturers
asked no questions as to the con-
tinued fertility of soil and no effort
was made to educate the farmer,
while the education of the farmer's
son to leave the far m went on apace.
Manufacturing wilt not. succeed with-
out an abimdancf; of food at reason-
aide prices and ,'U.w that the farms
in. tin* east ha vc Tirtleh away below
the. standard Of productiveness, the
manufacturers are awakening to the
danger of under-production.
“The government continued for
half a century to give away its fertile
lands until now we have little left
except the dry hinds. The farmer in
the old day wm a good natured per-
son, working tor what wages he could
get and being glad of it while his
sons went, away from the farm
"A new day has come. Our popu-
lation is increasing a couple of mil
lion or so a year and our production
is not keeping pace with this growth.
Prices have gone up. Something must
Only Half Capacity.
"Of the fourteen states of the
Mississippi valley, not one is pro
during half the crops it should be-
cause the farmer* have not been
taught scientific farming. We can
and -will, ultimately, double every
crop we're growing and at; the satire
time care for u population of 200,MO, -
000 people. When we've done that
the agriculturists of that day will
show how to double the crops again.
The governim-nt Is straining every
effort to improve the soil and is a<
compU&tsing wonderful tilings bul
there remain other things to Im done
We are feu getting the old home
economics. \Y- buy too much in pa
per bags, forgetting the sacks and
barrels. One ot the best tilings I
could recommend to you would he, the
appointment of a committee In study
the economics of the home Rice,
sold at \vh<>!-.>!a in Louisiana at 2
cents a pound, coats 8 cents a pound
In the north in a paper bag.
The farmer mWit be educated. We
need a count:; wide university. If I
had nothing H-" lo do. 1 should he
come a lobbyist in my own state of
iowa,, to demand that agriculture be
taught. In ever
Washington, Slav 3—A delegation "f
Osage Indians .ot Oklahoma, the richest
tribal nation on earth, arrival in Wash-
ington today io jiroU'Ri against any effort
to VPOjwn (l*o onroUmt'nt of thrlr till"
Thorn bit several nnasurus before <on-
gresa’ with this* portions in view.
The rolls of the tribe; Hoatsl in 11*07,
dhow there art* 2,330 member* of imp
min*, The wealth of ea»h Osage. In- Th* section prohibiting H railroad
eluding lands. \* etOlmruod t<> Ik* from from charging a higher rate for H
$2fl,d00 to $.10,000. _ I short than for a long haul was adopt*
Knob member of the nation owns r** • | e,| hy the Houso in the form reported
by the committee on interstate com*
nieree. but with an additional provi-
Washington. May 3.—The disman-
tling of the administration railroad
bill proceeded in both houses today.
Section 7—the traffic agreement
provision wag eliminated both by
the Senate and House. The Semite
(struck out also section 13. which
I would have permitted anv railroad
j owning 50 per cent of another road to
absorb it altogether,
a» re» of hunt and is entitled n> $1,800 <»t
trust funds. They have been grunted
title to the surface of the land, while
•the underlying minerals have been re-
served 1o (he tribe for a period ef Ifn
yearn from June -2s, imr«. The lands me
iit h in oil. the royalty on the prodiu iion
of which in November, v.toth yielded the
tribe iw reels, or 22.52 battels per
FOB,\U*U Ut MI'S,
|t#»M Xnaelew, Miiy :t ,!olm I in»verldge,
former governor of Illinois, died today at
bis home lit Hollywood, Mr. HeVt*ridge, who
had reached udvoneed years, hod been in
falling health for several weeks. For many
years the deceased was prominent hi poll
ftlvs in Illinois and the middle weftt.
KOtWn tiiltl. SI’H'lht.S.
Denver, May 3. \MifcB Idetie Phelps,
do tighter of A c. Phelps and prominent for
Several years in Imnver society, was found
dead in her room today from the eflVTfs *»f
poison. Hit*1 had been ill H! health.
* REPUBLICAN VICTORY. *
* St, Caul. Minn., May .....Early *
* routnis indicate that Herbert r. *
* Keller, Republican, ho» defeated **
* H. <!. lluasi, Democrat. for mayor *
* <>f st. I’aul. in a majorliy of *
* i ,1100 to 9,(100. *
* At 9 o'clock, R. T. OVuiim.tr, *
* Democrat io loader, concedes; the *
* .‘lection of Keller by 3,9(10;.
* Si. Paul ban not hail » Repuli- *
A llcau inayoi for fourteen years. *
* Thu Republicans made I hull' *
* fluid principally on ihe quo*- *
* Hon of high luxes
stun for a report to Congress l>y the
Interstate commerce commission of
tho facts relative to Ihc long and
short haul question.
There is no section corresponding
to this in the bill as it is pending in
(he Senate, Imt an itmemhneni offered
b> Senator Heyburn today to modify
tim exist lug law similarly precipitated
an extended debate, which was still
in progress when the Senate ad-
Two Bills Under Fire.
Strictly speaking, each, house today
was boring holes hi a separate bill
the Hon hi- in the hill introduced by
Representative Townsend; the Sen-
ate in the Semite bill introduced hy
Senator Elkins Imt the bills at the
outset were identical; though they
were made different In various re-
specs !r, the committee that reported
them. Knelt version of the hill has
vet to lie paused In its own house and
then will have to undergo the tender
meretes of Hie other.
Whether either will ever emerge
from the final stage of joint confer-
ence is It question.
Never, since it was reported to the
Fenttie, .some nine weeks ago, has the
bill moved along with mtcli celerity an
In rapid succession. the Cnmmins
and tin* rrawfonl-F.lkins amendment
iu the traffic agreement provision
were wlfiidrnwn, and the entire traffic
and merger previsions stricken out.
Cummins Amendment Stands.
lnimedintoly iiftnr the bill was
taken nil In the Senate, Mr. Elkins, in
‘TM GLAD TO HAVE ALL
KINDS OF EI.EPHANTS”-T. R.
Ex-President Makes Facetious Remark Which
May Contain Hidden Meaning—
Amuses the Copenhagens.
Copenhagen, Mar 3 -Theodore
Roosevelt lift, here tit 9:3(1 tonight for
Christiania, whetc lie will arrive
shortly after noon tomorrow.
At Christiania tlm feature of nis
visit will lit* th'- Nobel prize speech.
This will lie delivered on Thursday
liftenmon at the National Theater,
An etiormouH crowd gathered nl the
station to bid farewell to the repnh-
Minister Egan had been itAifed to
go to Christianiti, but remained here,
having just received news of tile
death lit the United States or his
Col. Roosevelt was the reclpicnl lie
ager. "We have no study of African
elephants, so we used Asiatic,"
Tlte incident emitted a great deal of
amusement, and the colonel re-
*T am very r.lutl to have ail kinds
Th.....unicip/illly gave a dinner at
the cltv hail in tumor of the ex-presi-
deht, which was attended by 25" of
the leading men of the city, Tho lord
i,my oi pi. Hided, and all the members
of the cabinet were present. The
jo ay < i f ptoposed the health of tlte
guest, of honor, and the company
cheered as he concluded, “Long live
1( <)()&(■ volt-'*
Mr ftooBfivelt, in responding
dav'oMwo loving cttits, one hearing j touched upon the similarity Of tie*
problems confronting all free coun-
During tho course of the day tho
Jurymen were permitted to look at ^ ^ ^
the alleged drug with the aid of a i * tjroUKht ,0 h„ about $l'.d,mw on
magnifying glass. Attorneys for Dr.! ^ jn hanks ,\0 estimate *
Hyde made strenuous objection to £ (jas t>epn made of the literary
,______ ____ - , _ this, but were overruled. There was *, W8(.ts, imt they will lie gone
A tomorrow night under^ T probably a two hundred and fiftieth f. ov(,r by the trustees of the will. A
A pices of the Woman s Fuuitc * | ( a ' fll of tbe gnig in the cane, * xp,, wri Hay* that his daughter ♦.
..—- * “H ~ mme ......n *
* Service l^eague. ft Raltl lhe expert- One half
A Miss Morgan, who arrive 1 here ♦ | ^ w-uM kin
* gating the methods
J gan. spen, the afhjnmon inv^th * Or Ymighn wouM have
ifU^,’hcoun ^"""r a tetHlency to prolong life. Red
* juvenile court, ^ surh as are aafd to have ap
A A***************^^ on the limb# 0t C°,0m‘l
„.d his biographer. Mr Baine.
„ know Ids desires as to his liter-
A ary assets, and directs (bat the
A trustees he guided by them In
A their dlsitosai.
A A************* *
young ’ fame t;
soon take hi'"'
V\'c Bltist k
on tie* farm
lived on farm
VV*e if - 3 •
We need ap
Some day «!
all the read
It, F, Yea
ei utive boa
was the cet.
he spoke ot.
cost of liv.t
As he cm
dgldgate • j
of, the qtif
gized to M
of the rail'
rates to Up
T. A, H».
tion for tie
one of the thirty or
(■re. If we leach th"
the oili farmers will
p our young farmers
mmigrants; who have
should be placed on
y come to this conn-
itttral text hooka hut
going to get them
11 have a primer and
And that will be a
St ra Hornets' Nest.
chairman of the ex-
the 'Frisco system,
of a demonstration
he conclusion of his
Farmers* Union, when
subject of the high
led, a score or more
d to their feet and
s at him.
Ptcd to answer twnt<-
but could nol make
Order was finally re-
union officials apolo
questions directed at
relate to the failure
to grant reduced
tad, superintendent of
tea of North Dakota,
on, “Practical educa-
the Danish coat of arms and lhe
other the American arms, and also of
four plneqm-H fro it*, tlte royal porce-
lain works, upon which were pictured
several wild beasts in making tlte
prestillation, the manager of the
works told Mt Roosevelt they were
‘wild beasts oi Africa.”
Mr. Roosevelt accepted the fdaeques
graciously, and whtir examining tho
figure of tin cjcphant, looked up stttl-
doniv and mid smilingly:
Tltis L not an African elephant.
"Tltt.l is tine," replied fact man
Roosevelt party motored lo Elsinore
(Hehdngoer), where great interest
was shown in tho old Elsinore castle,
tho scene of 'ilumlel.' 'lhe pari'
returned to Copenhagen on the
steamer Queen Maud, which passt t
between squadrons of Danish anti
Swedish warship's, that accorded turn-
orx to the former chief executive of
tile United states, which are usually
paid onlv to royalty.
* CROkER’S daughter a
* MARRIES GROOM. * -
* New York. May 3 For several "
A days there have been rumors *
* litat Mis* Ethel Cioker and Joint *
* J, Bteen, n groom at a New York *
* tiding academy, were married r> *
* cently in Hoboken, N J. *
* Denials and counter-denials **
A from both cider followed, and *
* the just Ice of the pence, said to *
* have officiate!, declined to make *
* any statement until tonight, *
* when he issued; a sworn state- *
* motif that the Miss Croker con- *
* certted was a daughter of Rich- *
* aid Croker. the former Tamma *
* ny Hall chief, and Breen, the rid *
* lug academv groom He had *
* kept the secret, the justice *
A added, at the request of Breen. *
A Miss Croker, or Mrs. Breen, is *
* booked to sail for Europe today. »
A Her father declines to d -cuss ”
a ihe jiistic*' statement. *
NEW N. A. S. P. T. OFFICERS.
Dr, Welch of Baltimore Will Conduct
Anti White Plague Compaigo.
Board of Directors Meet,
WashiWfUin, May 3.
til,, li.iant "i dire, tors tmlay tho follow-
in,; ufflchtl* of ton Notiouftt AssortatJon
Sdi ti e Hindi and prevention of Titber-
f *U lOKlJK W rii t' f'lt‘f ’1 ftfS
I»r. Wm, II. \Y<U-!i* r.alti-
FiiKt V1* (‘ J’ruHfdCJit— Dr. Vt( toP
Vtinghm Ann Arlxvr. Midi.
Ktrrom! Vine President—Dr. George
I >4»< k. New Orleans,
Hte i-oiijiy Dr. Henry Barton
Tr-rnsurer^Gen^ral Onrg** M- Hton*
Immk, r. H A., .retired, Wa*hlngU)n.
RAILROAD BONDS SELL
READILY IN FRANCE
Kansas City. Mo„ May 3.—'three
million dollars' worth of the bonds of
the Missouri, Oklahoma & Gulf rail-
way hav t*- been Kold In FYaUce, accord-
log to word received hy William Ken-
efick, president or the road, hero to-
charge of the bill, proposed to lay on
the table the Cummins amendment re-
quiring the approval of all agree-
ments. with rates, by the Interstate
commerce commission in advance of
their taking effect. Blit Mr. Cum-
mins saved the trouble of taking a
vote hy withdrawing his amendment.
The Democrats had agreed to vote
against I ho Cummins provision in
consideration of the adoption of the
Clay amendment striking out the en
Sir. Elkins followed this action
with tlte withdrawal of the Crawtord-
Tltis was acquiseed in by Mr. Craw-
ford under protest. The Clay amend-
ment striking out the agreement, pro-
vision then was presented and was
accepted without division. This was
followed at once by adoption without
division of a motion of Senator Nel-
son striking out section 17, which cov-
eted the questions of merger.
Mr. Heyburn then precipitated the
debate of the day by presenting nn
amendment - prohibiting a greater
charge for short than for long hauls,
tie spoke at length in support of his
amendment, presenting many In-
stances of alleged discrimination.
Many of his statement* were chal-
lenged hy Senator Aldrich, and a con-
troversy ensued, in which several
Aldrich Admits Injustice.
Admitting that apparently there
were some cases of injustice, Mr. Al-
(Irleti said tlm trouble was to find a
remedy. Declaring that many cities,
mtclt as St Paul, Kansas City and
Denver, had been built tip by the rail-
roads, he asked Mr. Heyburn whether
he advocated their annihilation iu tho
interest, for instance, of some un-
known place In Idaho. Me declared
that, Mr. ltevburn's contentions, car-
ried to their legitimate result, would
convert the great central part of the
country into ti barren waate.
"That is the old siren song,” re-
sponded Mr, Heyburn, He would not
adniil Its applicability, and declared
that if the terminal charges of the
railroads were fair and remunerative,
there could lie no Injustice in charg-
ing the same prices for a short haul.
The Hepburn amendment was tin-
der consideration when the Senate
Long and Short Haul,
Voting was begun on amendments
to. the. long and short, haul section
after two hours’ debate in the House.
Bv RS to 132, an amendment by Mr.
Hardy of Texas, to strike out tho
provision permitting the interstate
commission to permit the making of
low through rates in view of water
competition, was defeated.
An amendment, offered hy Mr,
Wash hum of Massachusetts, to strike
mil the entire section relating to tnc
loug arid short haul clause, leaving
ihe |aw in that respect unchanged,
also was defeated. 48 to 172. The
House accepted an amendment ol-
fi red by Mr. Stevens of Minnesota,
providing for an investigation of facta
relating to the short and long haul.
Tin- section relating to the long
and short haul clause was then agreed
lo in pradically tho form In which it
was reported. As agreed to by the
House, the section permits railroads
to charge low rates for a long haul in
view of tlte water competition only
after such lower rates have been ap-
proved by Hie interstate commission.
Tile provision authorizing traffic
agreements between railroads then
was taken up. . , ..
Mr Townsend of Michigan offered
an amendment providing that in case
any suclt agreement should result in
higher rates than previously charged,
tin interstate commiasion should ap-
prove the rates before they became
effective Mr. Martin of South Da-
kota offered a substitute providing
Dint, anv rates made by traffic agree-
ments should be approved by the
commission before becoming effec-
live. , .
Mr, Mann of Illinois, In charge of
iho measure* oppoHori both araonrt*
meats. Ho declared the traffic
agreement clause as reported con-
tained all I ha safeguards for t he su-
pervision of rates by the commission
litat were proposed in the amend*
moots. Hotli~i*>litical parties, he de-
clared, had approved tills proposition
for traffic agreements.
By a vote of 83 to 59 Mr. Martin a
substitute was adopted.
Mr Madden of Illinois offered an
amendment to strike out tho eutire
traffic agreement section. By a vote
of 110 to 91 tho amendment was
At.a meeting of! adopted, many regular Republicans
voting with tho Democrats: a number
of insurgents voting against the Mad-
* A A A * A A * A ****** *
A WIFE BEATING TRAGEDY. *
* St. Ixmis, MO., Mav s —While •
* ten policemen surrounded his *
* house in an effort to arrest him, A
* John Briscoo today shot and m
* killed his wife and himself. Mrs. »
* Briscoe had summoned the po- *
* lice to protect her from her hus- *
* band, who was beating her, *
* Three policemen answered the •
* cal), but Briscoe refused to aur- A
A render. Reinforcements were •
* summoned and a march on the a
*. house was started. Then Brls- *
* coo fired the fatal shots.
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