The Houston Post. (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 27, Ed. 1 Friday, July 12, 1912 Page: 1 of 16
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SENMOmWRlMER DEFENDED HIS
RIGHT TOMETRIN SEAT M SENATE
Accused Man Read Affidavits Alleging Attempt by Roosevelt Partisans to Use
Money to Swing Voles to Roughrlder in Chicago Convention to Outweigh
Roosevelt's Opposition to Him Chicago Newspapers and Qovet'
nor Deneen Mercilessly Scored While Making Plea.
ENGLAND OBJECTS TO
PANAMA CANAL Bit
NEARLY TWO MILLIONS
Cortelyou Told Campaign Contribution Commit-
tee of the 1904 Republican Collections.
Formal Statement Will Be Filed Against Proposecl
Ship Toll Provisions ql the Document f!
.: :i ui -i 1 v -rrvfi II --.t is' a i r-y it iiiil
FROM THE TRUSTS
One Man Would Give $200-
000 but Wanted Job.
MANY GIFTS CAME
FROM THE WOMEN
Former Republican Chairman Said
Carnegie Had Contributed $10-
000 He Did Not Force Cor-
porations to Donate.
(Associated Press Report.)
WASHINGTON. July 11. After George
B. Cortelyou had told the campaign con-
tributions investigating committee of the
senate today that a total of II. 900000
was raised in 1504 for Theodore Roose-
velt's campaign he said that one wealthy
man who had come to headquarters of-
fered to contribute between 116000 and
$20000 and then remarked that he hoped
to be considered some time for a diplo-
matic position. '
Mr. Cortelyou declared the contribution
waa not accepted. He declared he never
had beard of a contribution from the
beef trust and asserted the tobacco trust
did not contribute because he had Issued
orders that no money was to be received
either from tobacco combines or inde-
pendents. The former republican chairman said
ha had heard the late Edwin Harrlman
had made a contribution but he had
never Inquired about it. Many women
bad made contributions he said because
of their interest in the party. Many
anonymous contributions were made he
said "just as to charitable religious or
Mr. Cortelyou recalled that Andrew
Carnegie had contributed 110.000. At the
clop of his examination Mr. Cortelyou
aid be expected to take full responst-
MHtv for the ramDala-n contributions. He
' aajd some Bald he had been selected as
cliaVmeu because bo bad bemriweretary
rfnMfc ud labor ana waa in a po
sition to fott.orporarlon t(j contribute. ;
"A. thatHIftie die bureau of corpora-
tion had Just 'been organised." said Mr.
Cortelyou "and I knew no more about
the affairs of corporations than any other
cltlsen who read the current literature
of the day."
CLAIM FOUR SOUTHERN STATES.
Chairman Hllles Thinks Republican
Changes Are Good.
(A ssocusted Press Retort.
WASHINGTON. July 11 Chairman
Utiles of the National committee ex-
pressed the belief here this afternoon that
the republican chances of winning In four
Southern Slates this year are good. He
Indicated Tennessee Kentucky Missouri
These States will comprise one of the
four strategical divisions of the repub-
lican battle front. Senator Newell san-
lers of Tennessee will be In charge of
ELKS IN GRAND PARADE.
New Officers Were Installed and
Grand Lodge Adjourned.
Associated Press Report.)
PORTLAND. Ore. July
thousand members of the
ITotectlve Order of Klks
streets of Portland toiiay
thousands of spectators
marchers. Lodges from
every state m
the union ana tne isianu leimuinjn n.
There were thirty brass bands heading
the various lodges despite action of the
National Association of Musicians which
had forbidden members to piay in the
parade or to participate in any of the fes-
tivities attendant on Elks' week.
Aberdeen. Wash.. h;il a team of five
magnificent elks attached to a phaeton
and driven by a girl.
Forty Indians on bucking broncos from
the round-up country were the exhibit
from Pendleton Ore. The Indians were
in native costume.
Except In the competitive drill. lor
which the first prise of 1500 went to Den-
ver Colo. the victors of the contests in
today's parade were re.siiletiis of the Pa-
cific coast. The prlxe winners were an-
By holding sessions this evening at
which the newly elected officers were In-
stalled the grand lodge was able to fin-
ish Its business and adjourn. The lodge
appropriated 120000 for use by the com-
mittee on tuberculosis and decided to take
no action at present In the matter of the
reconstruction or relocating of the Na-
tional Klks' home now at Bedford Va.
TWO SHOT IN MOT.
Three Injured in Teamsters' Strike
at Toledo Ohio
(Associated Prrss Report.)
TOLEDO Ohio. July 11. Two men
ere shot and three others Injured
In a riot early this ovenlng when
wd of union sympathisers attacked a
:.; on which a number of strikebreakers
u.e riding. None of the men was serl-
The riot was a part of several days of
lis.fler between nonunion and union
fnon. ihc latter having been on strike for
: . weeks.
WILL BE YOUNGEST PEIEST.
"jlcv. Paul Nemec to Be Ordained in
(Associated Press Rrport.)
; vi.VEBTON Texas. July 11. Sun-
an' ncxt Rev. Paul Nemec will be or-
il a Catholic priest at St. Mary's
ann will be the youngest priest ever
gained "in the United State or
.S"T;irR SaV. SmiUn?y.beLH
stuiient ui d- '
tlu'ilral nere. ne -7s --
M'.T::tI f Cornh.ll. Williamson
;io'u'nty;T.xar . - .
SUMMARY OF NEWS
(Associated Prtts RePrtj
WASHINGTON July 11. East Texas Fslr
Friday Snd Saturday not much cbanss Is ten-
perm ture. '
West Texas Fair Friday and Saturday.
Oklahoma Fslr Friday eootlnnea warm Bat-
urday. Louisiana Fslr Friday except showers to
southesst.ro portion fair to west showers In
EIGHT miners are known to be dead and three
Injured In mine explosion at MoundsvUle. W.
ELKS conducted anpaal parade at Portland eea-
rrntlon representinx a fantaiy of an elk mi-
gration. LAWYERS for Funk head of harvester .trust
declare they will seek' those who instituted
MBS. GODEAN. once freed on charm of m order-Ins
husband. la on trial for killing of son-in-law
NEW ORLEANS mjn purchased BlnefltMa
Steaamshtn company at receiver'! sale pay-
lux (UIO.OOO In cash.
CONGRESSMAN BE ALL mar
go to judiciary
Young to com-
committee au1 Congressman
mlttee on agriculture.
SENATOR I.ORIMSR addressed senate in
tense of bls'tttl to seat In that body.
H will conclude isxlresi tojjay.
THE HOUSE adefred by a rote of 22S to 1
articles of Inapearhment acalnat Judge Robert
W. Arrhbald of United State commerce court.
GEORGE B. CORTELYOU told campaign con-
tribution Investigation committee that 1.-
non.000 was collected for use. In Roosevelt's
GREAT BRITAIN objects to free toll provision
of Panama canal hill and requests that action
on measure be postponed until a formal state-
ment can be submitted.
GOVERNOR WOODROW WILSOK la preparing
hla message to National committee wblcb
meets with blm July lfi.
WISCONSIN democrats count on gaining sup-
port of Ia Kullette supporters turougu thor-
oughly progressive campaign.
JUDGE LIND8EY asserted that promises to
progrcselve party Till prevent hla being pro-
hibition candidate for presidency.
GOVERNOR WOOPROW WILSON announced
that he will spend three hours Saturday with
Speaker CUrfc discussing campaign Issues.
PROHIBITIONISTS still are divided over ques-
tion of chairmanship and naming of ticket
heads will be put off until point Is settled.
BRYAN'S secretary declares Nebraskan cut
short Baltimore speech criticising Taft out of
courtesy to president's wife who waa present.
MRS. J. G. NKWSOM killed herself at Kil-
REM1E STOjCE. aged 18 years killed herself
TH ooien"Jtic Oroweiw' 'kasoctatloa awied
Ht session la Beaaneat.
ATTORNEY OKNERAL LIGHT FOOT SonstrUed
the eight-hour law In an opinion.
MRS. LAM QUE. charged with killing her hus-
band was allowed hall lp Dallas.
THE State Sunday 8rhool association selected
Waco as Ita conrentlou city for 1P13.
DR. BOKRNER of Austin. In charge of book-
worm campalgu In Texas discusses his plana.
REV. PAUL XEMEC. who will be ordaned Sun-
day lu Galveston will be the youngeat priest
lu the United States.
DR. W. COLLIER was found not guilty of
charges relative to the death of Mary Walker
lMutr by a Dallas Jury.
AMERICAN LEAGUE: Cleveland 4. Washing-
NATIONAL LEAGUE: Chicago 11. New York 7:
Cincinnati ;l-2. Brooklyn 2'X
SOUTHERN LEAGUE: New Orleans 8-0. At-
iHiim L'!: Hinninirhnm 1. Nashville 1; Mem-
plils t. Montgomery ;i.
TEXAS LEAGUE Galveston 2. Houston 0;
Waco 7. Fort 1 : ian Autonlo 8 2. Beaumont
3 1; Austlu 0. Dallas 1.
THE rtalty transfers filed for record Thurs-
day rescued an aggregate of $27008.
THE program fur the meeting of the Cotton
Seed Crushers lu Ilmmou has been snnouneed.
GEORGE II HERMANN obtained an injunction
or.ler HK&lnvt the couuty restraining It from
dlk'Klni: a ditch.
COUNTY CHAIRMAN GKISELMAN haa named
the nresi.Hne officers In this county for the
CITY uffieiaia stale tint It will be at least
ninety diis before any mouty la realised ou
bou.li. rvccuUy authortaetL
HEADLESS BODY TEXAN'S.
Corpse Found in Kansas Identified
as S. W. Staid of Carwood.
.'."fjuitcn Post Stress'.!
OTTAWA Kan.. July 11. The man
whose headless body was found on the
banks of One Hundred and Ten Mile
creek In Osa.se county .about two weeks
ago. was S. W. Staid of Carwood Texas.
The body was found by a fishing party.
In one of the porkets was a baggage
check bearing the name of Carwood Tex-
as. A description of the body was sent to
officials at Carwood. nd word was re-
ceived today that the description tallied
with that of Staid who left his home
several weeks afco to no North for the
benefit of his health fie had been trou-
bled with appendicitis.
It is supposed Staid was traveling over-
land to get the betieft of open air and
that he died from appendicitis while near
Pomona. The head was probably re-
moved from the body by doss or hogs.
Friends sent the body to Carwood for
LIGHTNING KILLED TWO.
Seventeen National Guardsmen In
jured at Anniston Ala.
i Associate J Press Report.
ANNISTON Ala. July 11. Charles
Kirby and H. Rape are dead and seven
teen others are seriously injured as a
result of belne- struck by lightning In
the mess tent of camp B. Second Alabama
infantry this evening.
The injured are Carl R. Jackson E. V.
Lockhart neroert aioore. . i. uunaru
James Jameson. F. Jefferson. W. T
Rvans. Leonold Sneigler. Sam Walters.
R. R Parsons. Karly Holcomb Travis
Downing J. It. Hoblson and two negro
M Sullivan also injured. Is not ex-
Cted to live. The men were rushed to
pltals and placed under treatment of
the surgeons of the regular army. AU
are from the Birmingham district and
were attending the Joint National Guard
encampment of a number of Southern
Fort Worth Man Honored
(Assort Pre R.arU
ST. July William H. Mo-
" of St. Louis was today elected pr.s-
m h. Kat ana Association of
ident of the National Association of
Cleaner and Dye.-and W. Flshborn of
Fort Worth was cnoseu rgoan-..
AitJriated Press KeporL
WASHINGTON. July 11. For thq seo-
ond time In eighteen months. William
Lorlmer took the floor In the senate to-
day to defend his title to a seat. In that
body as the Junior senator from Illinois.
For three hours he inveigled against. his
newspaper and political enemies dissect-
ed influences that had been exerted
against him and dealt with the atutude of
President Taft and Colonel Roosevelt
toward hlm and his associates In Illinois
The senate did not force him to a con-
clusion of his speech. Hla emphatic de-
livery of the denunciation of Jtis oppo-
nents weakened him physically and at
3:10 o'clock In the afternoon the senate
recessed until 10 o'clock tomorrow morn-
ing when Mr. Lorlmer will resume. It
Is expected he will conclude hisdefensive
speech In a few hours tomorrow and be-
fore the end of the session the senate
will take Its final vote upon Senator Luke
Lea's resolution of expulsion.
Floor and Gallery Filled.
Before Mr. Lorlmer had spoken an
hour the galleries which were half emp
ty when he began soon filled) to over-
flow the senate floor was well filled with
members giving close attention to him
and around the walls of the senate stood
scores of members of the house. From
a position at the rear of the chamber in
the middle aisles he delivered his
speech with dramatic gesture and in a
voice that frequently rose to fllghfS of
passion that carried far through the cap-
Contrasted to the picturesque appeal of
February 1911. when Senator Lorlmer
gave In detail the circumstances which
he claimed had Influenced tlie votes of
fifty-three democrats for him In the Illi-
nois legislature his speech today waa as
attack rather than a defense.
He scarcely touched upon the charges
of bribery in the Illinois legislature while
he held the floor.
Chicago newspaper owners and publish-
ers. Governor Deneen States Attorney
Wyman and others who have been active
In the prosecution of the Larimer case In
Illinois were the chler objects of his
shafts and he sought to show that back
of the prosecution was a conspiracy of
newspaper and corporate forces to punish
him because he could not be "controlled."
Furnished Sensation Near Close.
At the close of the afternoon he fur-
nished a sensation by Introducing affi
davits mad by delegates tothe recent
Claimed He Was Led Into Woods
Disarmed and Was Kept a
Prisoner Several Hours.
(Houston Post Special.)
LAKE CHARLES La.. July 11 News
was received nere mis evening
other outrage committed at orabow last
Sunday in which Will Grantham a dep-
uty sheriff was the victim. Grantham
was on duty at Grabow at the time the
riot broke out and was seixed by six
mill workmen who it Is said were
union sympathizers and was disarmed
and led several miles from his post of duty
through the woods. His captors he says.
demanded that he surrender his commis
sion as deputy sheriff and leave the com
munity but this he refused to do. He
was held a prisoner several hours and
after being subjected to much abuse was
Grantham did not at once report the
treatment he had received and It was not
until Tuesday that the sheriffs deputies'
at DeRldder were Informed of It. Depu
ties Martin and Charlan of DeRldder at
once got busy on the case learned the
names of the six offenders and yesterday
arrested two of them. They expect to
get the other four In a few days.
Deputies Martin and Charlan brought
in six more parties who are charged with
being Implicated In Sunday's riot at Gra-
bow. They are: Will Colley. John Hil
ton and pN. A. Chatman charged with
murder; Andy Denby and James Brox-
ton charged with being accessory to .mur-
der and Jack Payne charged with Incit-
ing a riot. All are in jail and will be held
to the grand Jury.
HEAT WAVE IS
PASSING IN GOTHAM
Despite Cooler Weather However
Eight Deaths Were Reported Yes-
terdayOne in Philadelphia.
(.fjjociotro1 Press Report.)
NEW YORK July 11. "A tendency to
cooler" which the weather officials
promised materlallied tonight with a
drop of about 20 degrees from the maxi-
mum of the week's hot spell. At 7
o'clock tonight the thermometer read 75
and cool breeaes which followed a thun-
der shower gave the millions of the city
dwellers hope of a comfortable night's
rest Before the relief came however
the list of deaths ascribed to the heat
was Increased by eight and the prostra-
tions by more than a score.
The weather officials predict continu-
ances of the cooler tendency tomorrow.
One More Death In Philadelphia
(Associated Press Report.)
PHILADELPHIA" July ll.-PhUad.l-
ph vlcImy tm uffered
ho. wv. to(Uy additional death has
. ... .
hot wave today .Qe additional death baa
been reported making a total of forty
during this hot spell
Chicago convention to the effect that
they had been offered money to vote In
support of Roosevelt forces in the con-
vention. The names attached to the af-
fidavits Included J. M. Shumplrt. A.
Buckley D. W. Sherrod R. B. Butts and
William Jones) of Georgia and other
Southern delegates. These affidavits
came after Mr. Lorlmer had dealt In de-
tail with the letter of President Taft to
Colonel Roosevelt made public with the
International Harvester company corres-
pondence during she pre-conventlon cam-
paign. In this letter President Taft had
stated hla desire to see Mr. Lorlmer oust-
ed from the senate.
Senator Lorlmer declared he did not
seek to prove anything In his case by the
affidavits but that he wanted to "show
the hypocrisy running rampant through
the country." Colonel Roosevelt's friends
he declared would have secured his nom-
ination If possible "by the corrupt use
of money" while Colonel Roosevelt him
self was declaring "he would destroy ev-
ery political corruptlonist."
As to his support of President Taft. Mr.
Lorlmer said be had supported the prin-
ciples of constitutional government for
which the president stood. He declared
the president would not have received as
many votes In Illlnoia as he did in North
Dakota In the primary campaign "If the
mn with whom I am associated with In
politics" had not voted for him.
Spoke In Lorlmer's Defense.
At the beginning of today's session Mr.
Thornton of Louisiana spoke for Senator
Lorlmer and referred to the recent de-
feat In the primaries of Senator Cullom
of Illinois which he attributed to Cul-
lom's vote for Lorlmer on the first trial.
The SUte of Illinois dishonored herself
and not him at whom the blow waa
struck" he declared. Senator Thornton
stoutly asserted that popular opposition
or demands of his constituents would not
cause him to change his opinion formed
from reading the evidence. Senator Luke
Lea of Tennessee followed with a vigor-
ous attack on the validity of Mr. Lorl-
mer' s claim to hla seat. He declared the
plea that the case having once been dla-
posed of by the senate could not be re-
opened was wholly inconsistent.
"An election case is never finally de-
cided until It Is decided right" he said.
Senator Lea reviewed the testimony of
Edward Hines the lumberman in favor
of Lorlmer and the testimony of Funk
general manager of the International
Harvester .company .against him and
discussed th reraottv of tkswo men.
Mr. La ' charged 'ihemajorlty of the
IN HOUSE VOTE
Articles of Impeachment Passed by
Vote of 222 to 1 Further Pro-
ceedings Go to Senate.
(Associated Press Report.)
WASHINGTON July 11. The bouse of
representatives today adopted by a vote
of 222 to 1 articles of impeachment
against Judge Robert W. Archbald of the
United States commerce court. Repre-
sentative Farr of Pennsylvania cast the
single vote against the bill of Impeach-
ment. Mr. Farr Is a lifelong friend who has
all along voiced confidence in Judge
Archibald's Integrity. Of the total mem-
bership of the house In their seats only
nine vbted "present." These were former
Speaker Cannon. Representatives Burgess
of Texas Dalxell and Olmstead of Penn-
sylvania Dwight of New York. Johnson
of So ith Carolina Parran of Maryland
Ruck.r ef Missouri and Sparkman of
Three Memb.rs Spoke In Defense.
Only three members had apoken In the
Judge s defense. They were Representa-
tives Farr Bowman and Foclit all re-
I publicans of Pennsylvania.
The scene now shifts to the senate
which will sit in Judgment on the case.
While there has been a disposition voiced
In the senate to postpone the trial until
autumn. Chairman Clayton of the house
judiciary committee and one of the prose-
cuting managers declared today his con-
viction that the senate would take up the
Senator Clark of Wyoming (republic-
an) cl. airman of the senate Judiciary
committee and Senator Simmons of
North Carolina took the view that the
senate would acquiesce with Judge Arch-
bald's wishes as to having an immediate
trial or being allowed time to prepare his
defense. Among some of the republican
leaders it was suggested that while the
cae probably would be formally present-
ed to the senate next Monday that body
might not do more now than to determine
the date of the trial and that the senate
might recess until November then pro-
ceeding with the hearing with a prob-
ability of completing the case before the
Causes for Impeachment Charges.
The Impeachment (rows out of tho
charges that while occupying a Federal
bench. Judge Archbald was connected
with negotiations for valuable culm prop-
erties In Pennsylvania and with other
alleged questionable tinaaclal transac-
tions and with using his official posi-
tion to prevent Impeachment of himself
For the opposition to the Impeachment
Representative Farr bore the brunt of the
battle. He demanded a quorum at the
outset saying the Judge virtually was
on trial for his life. Only three score
members were present.
Mr. Clayton Insisted the members were
thoroughly familiar with the evidence.
Representative Moore of Pennsylvania
contended the house Jadtoiary commit-
tee's Investigations were ax parte that
Archbald was represented only by coun-
sel and that no witnesses were examined
In refutation of the charges. Mr. Clay-
tou acknowledged this saying It had al-
v ays been the case witn impeachments
" .hShl' lUfaSd AbSd'."
. iSShJ "n
the stand that when h. told him he
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I fttn- a. Pa
(Continued oa Pajp Two.)
Ith refusing to
rive credence to witnesses opposed
Lorlmer. and said the majority had dis
credited the laws for punishment of
Hlnes Was Denounced.
Edward Hlnes and Lee O'Nell Browne
received much attention at the hands of
Senator Reed who followed. Hlnes was
denounoed as an "egotistical bribe-
monger" and was charged with attempt-
ing to Influence tariff legislation and
with directing the election of Mr. Lorl-
mer. Senator Lorlmer took up his critics In
the senate by name. Senator Meyers he
said bad made a speech based on" a lack
of Imnortant facts. He referred to an
Interview by Senator Kenyon In Des
Moines saying that he had determined
after a .partial study of the record to vote
to oust Lorlmer.
"Let me say to the senator from Iowa"
said Senator Lorlmer "that even If be-
fore becoming a member of this body he
had reached the decision to drive a man
out of the senate the "part of decency
at least would have compelled him to
keep it to himself knowing that he would
occupy the solemn position of a Judge
In the case."
Attacked Chicago Newspapers.
Senator Lorlmer. In an attack on the
Chicago newspapers charged that while
the Tribune property was worth from
17000.000 to 110.000000 It paid taxes only
on 1410000. He called the newspapers
against which he launched his invective
"robbers of the public treasury of the
city of Chicago." He attacked Victor
Lawson of the Chicago Dally News and
charged that the News occupied land at
a rental of I a square foot and paid no
taxes while less valuable lapd across
the street rented for $1.50 per foot.
Mr. Lorlmer charged that Mr. Lawson
had secured unlawful reductions in the
taxes upon his home and business prop-
erty and added that Mr. Lawson waa try-
ing to drive him out of public ltfe.
"If State's Attorney Wayman would
treat Victor Lawson as he wbuld treat
William Lorlmer. If he were the trans-
gressor" he declared "Victor Lawson
and the chief clerk In the assessor's office
would be In the penitentiary today for
conspiracy to commit fraud
Senator Lorlmer launched Into a spirited
attack upon Governor Deneen and his fees
In office as State's attorney.
Some day the people of ray State will
put Into the State's attorney's office." he
said "a man who will go through the rec-
ords and make Governor Deneen pay back
to the school funds I200.0O0 or more that
belongs te htm no mere than this capita)
PISTOL TOO SMALL;
SHE USED ACID
Mrs. J. G. Newsom Ended Life at
Killeen After Having Husband
Purchase Deadly Fluid.
(Houston Post Special.)
KILLEEN Texas. July 11. Alter
drinking sn ounce of carbolic acid Mrs
J. O. Newsom died at her home here at
10 o'clock this morning. Her husband
bought the drug for her he declares
without suspecting that she contemplated
taking It herself.
A few days ago Mrs. Newsom request
ed her husband to buy her a pistol for
the protection of herself and children
during his absence. He secured the gun
for her but she declared It was too
small and sent It back this morning by
her husband at the same time request
lng him to get the carbolic acid which
he returned tq her.
Mr. Newsom Is a well known business
man of this city and hla family Is prom
Inent. No cause for Mrs. Newsom's ac
tion Is known. She left a note asking
her sister to care for her children.
LIBERTY GIRL ENDED LIFE.
Strychnine Killed Nineteen-Year-Old
(Houston Post Special.)
LIBERTY. Texas July 11. Miss Remle
Stone the 19-year-old daughter of Mr
and Mrs. J. B. Stone died Wednesday
afternoon from the effects of a dose of
strychnine self administered Tuesday
evening. Despondency is assigned as the
cause for the rash act.
EIGHT DEAD IN
Three Others Were Injured Prob
ably Fatally When Lamp Ex
(Associated Press Report.)
MOUNDS VILLE W. Vs July 11 A
gas explosion this morning In the Pana-
ma mine of the Ben Franklin Coal com-
pany ef West Virginia said to have been
caused by an open lamp carried by one
of the victims killed eight men and in-
jured three probably fatally. The dead:
The Injured are: WlUtam Hupp fire
boss; David Brooks Joseph Manllete.
All the dead except Hurley and Wilson
After the men proceeded a mile under-
ground one of the men waa sent inside
ch.mbe r tor 1 00.. A foment.
rhevlcUmVeraoTdly metaled and
I u. .7 ' . ... n- .1 a
the chamber for tools. A few moments
later there was a terrible explosion. AU
of the victims were badly mutilated and
the injured frightfully burned. An of.
I itlA'wliJ begliTemorVowT
tidal Investigation will beg la tomorrow.
Investigating committee wli
HIS FIRST MESSAGE
His Address to National Committee
Will Name His manager and
Give Views of Campaign.
(Associated Press Report.)
SEAGIRT. N. J.. July 11. For the first
time since the Baltimore convention ad-
journed Governor Wilson closed his office
tonight to all visitors took off his coat.
ettled down In his easy chair with a paa-
and pencil and committed to paper nis
thoughts on the National campaign. Me
was writing the rough outline of his mes-
sage to the National committee which
meets in Chicago July it. Page after
page of ahorthand notes the governor
has written shorthand for forty years-
was torn from the pad and placed on the
desk beside him. In two hours or so he
had finished. He will go over the draft
tomorrow with Robert 8. Hudspeth and
the rough outline will be made ready to
be placed before the committee. No word
of Its contents the governor said tonight.
would be made public In advance of the
The message will contain the name 01
the governor's choice for National onair-
man. bis decision on whether he shall be
a campaign chairman to help the National
chairman direct the fight the nominee's
views on the sort of campaign he wishes
to conduct and probably his selection of
the executive committee. Discussion of
the platform and Issues will be reserved
for his speech of acceptance August 7.
Many Prominent Visitors.
Preparation of the message tonight' was
the culmination of a field day at Seagirt
for men high In the councils of the demo-
cratic party. The governor entertained
dozens of callers of political prominence.
Including five members of the democratic
National committee Maryland leaders of
his ante-convention fight and leaders
from Brooklyn. Among the visitors were:
John T. McGraw National committeeman
from West Virginia; L. A. Jones Na-
tional committeeman from Maine; David
R. Francis of St. Louis; Thomas J. Mc-
Cune. National committeeman from Colo-.
rado: Edward R. Gplthra National com
mitteeman from Missouri; Harvey -u server
forr National ' comtaltteeman- : from
Ohio; John H. MeCunrejr ' 6t.BtVtVm '
Representative John J. FltsgeraloV chair-
man of rhe appropriation committee or
the house; Rees M. Long. National com-
mitteeman from Arlxona. Nearly all of
these were positive In their declaration
that when the National committee elects
a chairman next Monday It will be a man
whom Governor Wilson selects and more
than half were Inclined to believe that
William F. McCombs would have the gov-
Governor Wilson Is going to be the
real manager of the campaign. The gov-
ernor himself said tonight he intended
for one thing to scrutinize closely the
campaign contributions and keep tally
of the expenditures. .
"That." he said "Is nothing more than
Contributions Coming In.
There has been a growing stream of
contributions flowing Into the governor's
office daily. Nearly a score csme today
varying tn amounts from $1 to $200 with
(25 perhaps a fair average.
More than half of them came from men
with whose names the governor was not
familiar. It was a wholesome sign he
said and the right sort of a campaign
fund. To each man who sent money he
wrote a personal letter of thanks.
Colonel John I. Martin sergeant-at-arms
at the Baltimore convention
brought with him as a present the gavel
used In the convention. It was made.
Colonel Martin told the governor by
Donald Martin the colonel's son. at
Hlllsboro Mo. The governor grasped It
firmly and tapped the porch
"So that's the gavel that did the busi-
ness. Is It?" he asked. Colonel Martin
assured him It waa and added that the
Upper Mississippi River Improvement
association composed of men of affairs
in Iowa Wisconsin. Minnesota Missouri
ni Illinois felt very kindly toward the
ticket this year because of the plank In 1
the nlntform DiedglnK the party to the
Improvement of the Mississippi for navl-
Governor Wilson announced today that
he has set aside three hours Saturday
afternoon for a conference with Speaker
Champ Clark who Is coming to Seagirt
to see him. Representative Underwood
the governor said probably would come
to SeaRtrt for a conference next week.
Mr. Bryan has written and telephoned
the governor several times since his
nomination but no date has been set for
Governor Wilson expressed the belief
todav that he would see Mr. Bryan "some
time during the summer."
ROOSEVELT WAS SCORED.
Wisconsin SUte Democratic Convention
Invites Progressives In.
Associated Press Report.)
MILWAUKEE. Wis. July 11. T. M.
Kearney permanent chairman of the
democratic State convention in session
here today devoted some of his speech
to Colonel Roosevelt whom he sarcasti-
cally referred to as a "man of Ire and
fire a seething stormy man who speaks
In the language of the prise ring. man
who In seven years as president never
plucked a feather from the unclean bird
of privilege but when the tariff was sug-
gested to him. blinked his eyes like an
owl and said Too-wit-too-woo."
The convention went Into session at 8
o'clock with prospect of delegates work-
ing the greater part of the night. The
day session was spent In listening to the
speech of Hubert O. Wood chairman
who invited the La Follette followers to
Join the democratic iarty and plead for
a revision of the tariff.
Dr. Eussell Caffery Dead.
(Houston Post Special.)
.SAN ANTONIO. Texas July 11. Dr.
Russell Caffery. for more than a score
years one of the leading physician of
Antonio dlej nght He was a
Sidrta! CharieTufgry. lawyer
t f..t T tcrlwaLrd Cafferv of
of years one of the leading physicians of
andria. La.. Charles D. Caffery. lawyer
of Lafayette La and Edward Caffery of
as it; innrif rrN
VlflY AKHhA III
Free Passage of Amerlcic
Ships the Question. $U
SENATORS EXPECT NO
DELAY TO LEGISLATION
Great Britain's Opposition. :WC
Strengthen Arguments of Those' ;
(AssoeiaUd Prtu Report.
WASHINGTON. July 11. Line
drawn tonight for a great diplomatic
struggle between the United States and
Jreat Britain over the question " ; Jf
whether this country may discriminate In
favor of American vessels in the admin-
istration of the Panama canal The
wordy war may terminate in th iub-
mlssion of the 'question to The Hague
tribunal. "V.' '
A series of diplomatic and leglslaUva
conferences today developed that' foraea
in the American government which favor j
allowing American ships free paaaaaa
through the canal are In control. Treea .
forces take the position that thera ;.i
nothing in the Hay-Pauncefote treaty
and on which the canal waa buUt to ra-
vent tnls concession. Vy
The diplomatic struggle preclpltatad
by the rfote received today from Mitchell
Inn ex charge of the British embassy It
is expected will be fought alonj; the faf-;
The HsyPauncofote Treaty. i' (
Great Britain wUl take the position
that the Hay-Pauncefote treaty pro-
vision which forbids discrimination ; to
favor of the Interests of any -nation:
the conduct of the canal would operate '.
against the .provlalons of the Panama
bill now under consideration In the een.
ate- This posit ion. "Ui be supported by .
a lengthy argumsn pow on Its way troraj
Loneon by rnaiir whfw ww W prasfot
ed to the State department and Irans-'
mttted te congresa Immediately upon its'
afrtvai: . "v -
The United States wUI hold that so lone
sa the ships of all foreign nation are
accorded the same treatment la the use .
of the canal the United States may paa
American ships free or rebate the tolls
charged them. This position was taken
by the house when it reversed tho report .
of the house Interstate and foreign 'com-
merce committee which would have pre .
rented free passage to American - shrpsy
end passed the present bill.
Ultimate passage of the measure" hew
before the senate seems assured. The
men behind the blU In the senate aaid
today the British note would not prevent
consideration of the measure whenever I;
could be reached In the ordinary coarse
of business. But the position of Greet -Britain
will strengthen the opposition to .
the free provision. ' -
After a conference with President Taft .
Representative Sutler of New York. .'
chairman of the committee of foreign N -fairs
made a statement supporting the
bill. He said:
Statement by Sulz.r. -r
"Of course . I am surprised . that - tfca.-
British government now objects to. to .
United States government regulating the
tolls of Its own ships through the Panama .
canal. However nothing serious. wlU v
come of the objection. .We will treat I . .
irlth the dignity it deserves. The treaty'.
Is plain and clear to all. The British for-"
eminent should not and can not complain' 1
If no discrimination Is made-against Brlt-; ..
ish ships -In lavor of the ships of other ' ;
"That Is the real meaning of the treaty :t
and we shall carry cut its provision in -
good faith. We have the right under the ;
treaty to charge or not to charge toll.:
for our own shins. There is no doubt. !
about that. Every lawyer 01 sumoang
who has Investigated the subject say o
and it never was questioned before legal-7 -ly
or diplomatically. It can not be uo--v;;
cessfully questioned now and doubtless '
committee win proceea wiui mv "..
canal legislation regardless of the crlti-.v r
clsms of our friends across the water.
Besides second thought will put litem :.
right and show conclusively their poel-i
IIUII ...... t -
. l. . 1UJ. . V
11 was generally uuubioiuw
position is supported by President Taft 'J.
and Secretary of War Stlinson. In direct .
charge of the Panama administration.
On the otner nariu rw-unwiiaMis
. . . . nkolrmcin n f tha '- '
Aaavmson 01 s . - i 1-
house interstate aim loieisn ...... 4-
and Representative Stevens of Minnesota
ranklne republican member of the com
mlttee. supported the British poSlttOB. '
They pointed out three provisions in the .
bill which they asserted violated to
treaty provisions. They were: ;;"
-r I Dmuliinnt Obl.Ct.d Tft. T..
ij.iww s :
Ihnt nn tall. 1 .
1. ' ' t' - - :
shall be levied upon vessels engaged in tne) 1
coastwise trade 01 me unneu oiatwt..
This may be held to be discrimination
for American commerce and against the .
iintf commerce of neighboring;'-'
nations. The treaty prohibits any-ad...
vantage or disadvantage to any. nation -to
Its commerce or Ks citiaens 6aac-
1 . ... 1 -.... 'aiul AiwMlwni r-
miinf or ine wudm -. --.. y
"2. The senate amendment prohibit- 1
Ins: tolls to be levied on American ve
sets engaged in the foreign trade which .
may be subject to being taken- by the .
United Statea government in an enter-K
gency. A discrlminatton- In ; tavorvef
American vessels against foreign veaael
using the canal bet wee the earn a ports
and doing the same toade Tor the same .
reasons this provision eem to violate
the terms of tne treaty ' iururaouiB ewen
dlscrlmmatlon in-: a senate ament
trad In in. unueu pimiea uuriuc -vuj
aiscriminauuu. ... . 121 i
.-in nroviso kit- at - aaanmiv ssroiu
n.nt nmvidea in substance that railroad -
owned ships may engage .In . coastwise
trade tn the united States-during a voy-
tq or trom irejasocsanie twrv au-
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