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,-' 3»« WASHINGTON POST: /TUESDAY, JULY is, 1011. TO OPEN TRUST BOOKS Steel Investigators Order Exhaustive Inquiry. DISREGARD SMITH'S REPORT Unable to Get Evidence From Commis- aioner of Corporations, Stanley Corn- mi tteo Decides to Send Expert to Pittsburj Immediately -- Hopes to Break Grip on Railroads. Unable to get from the bureau of corporations any of the data upon which Herbert Knox Smith, commissioner of corporations, based his report on the United States Steel Corporation, recently made public, the Stanley steel investigating committee of the House is going to disregard that report entirely. It will delve Into the books of the corporation Mid all of Its subsldarles to an extent heretofore never attempted. This was the statement of Representative Stanley yesterday after a secret meeting of the committee called by him upon his return from New Tork. Representative Stanley and his associates on the committee are tired trying to get facts from Mr. Smith. They adopted * resolution calling upon him for information which would show why he made certain statements about the trust. He replied that the documents had been returned to the steel companies and no copies had been kept. They had the same sort of an experience when they tried to get the cost sheets of the steel concerns. That no records were kept ·eemed to the committee members to be very strange. They quickly decided that Mr. Smith after years of work had nothing that would throw any real light on the situation and voted to forget all about him. " To Open Trust's Books. J F. McRea, expert accountant of the committee, was directed Ty a resolution, unanimously adopted, to go at once to Rttsburg, with the full power of the committee behind him, to demand access to the minutes of the United States Steel Corporation and all of its subsidiaries in Pennsylvania, including the Carnegie company, all records showing the cost of production, and all traffic sheets showing the cost of transportation of Iron ore to the Plttsburg region. It was decided, furthermore, to call Mr. Smith and other officials of the bureau of corporations to the stand in Washington between July 20 and 26 to testify as to the facts upon which Mr. Smith's report was based. The committee probably will give them a good grilling. By a formal vote it was agreed that the full committee shall meet In New York Julj^ 27 to remain there ten days or two weeks and continue Its Investigation of the absorption of the Tennessee Coal and Iron Company by the steel corporation during the Roosevelt administration. Men who took part In that transaction will be called to the stand, but the committee refuses to give their names. No meeting place in New Tork has yet been selected. Representative Martin W. Littleton, of New Tork, a member of the committee, will attend to that. . f *itm Report to Be Exhaustive. Mr MoRea's report, it is said, will be the most exhaustive that has yet been made on the steel Industry of the United States. The committee has no idea, how long It will take him to complete the task As soon as he has finished, a meeting of the committee will be called to consider It. Mr. McRea Is thoroughly familiar wJth the methods of high finance. If any of the steel companies from which he seeks Information refuse to let him Bee thflr records, he Is Instructed to report back to the committee at once. Steps then will be taken by the committee to compel the production of the papers under the authority given by the. House. If necessary, the matter will be taken into the courts. Probably the most important part of the work of the expert in Pittsburg will be his examination of the traffic sheets of the various steel concerns dominated by the United States Steel Corporation The committee has determined to go to the bottom of this question, and expects to show that the steel combine, through its ownership of railroads from the Mesaba mines to Lake Superior and from Lake Krle to Plttsburg, and its Iron-clad contracts in the ore region of Minnesota, exacts a yearly tribute of man millions of dollars from Independent companies which use ore from the Mesaba region. Hope to Break Trust's Hold. "This is likely to be of the greatest practical benefit of the present investigation," said a member of the committee yesterday "The greatest evil resulting from the steel trust is the stran- Klc hold It has on the transportation facilities of the country. It Is that that we hope to break." NIKE SMITHS IN CONGKESS. Four Now in Senate, and Five Have Seats in House. The Smith family is doing Its duty by Congress, and now has nine men In the House and Senate. Senator Hoke Smith, of Georgia, is the latest addition to the Smiths' He Joins William Alden Smith, of Michigan. Ellison D. Smith, of South Carolina, and John Walter Smith, of Mno land, in the Senate. The House has five Smiths There are Charles B Smith, of New Tork; J. M. C. Smith, of Michigan, and Samuel W. Smith, of the same State; Sylvester C. Smith of California, and William R. Smith of Texas Michigan is liberal with her Smiths, and has furnished the Sixty- Second Congress with one senator and two representatives. In addition to gaining a Smith yesterday, the Senate got two other little thrills. WOMEN WILLINGLY DOFF HATS TO ATTEND LORIMER INQUIRY Men in Back Seats Complained They Could Not See the Committee, So Now Policemen Stand at Door to Enforce New Rule. Average of a Dozen in Room Each Day. hour by a strange senator, who passed in and out without showing any fear of the guardians of the portals. Vice President Sherman was shocked when the strangei arose to speak The new man proved to be Coe I Crawford, of South Dakota, minus his mustache. Then, again, the Senate was startled to see the giant form of Senator Jeff Davis, of Arkansas, appear In a doorway. The Arkansas statesman "has been little in the Senate since the story was sent to Arkansas that he had been seen riding In a taxlcab. The "hatless" hearing in the Lorimer case is not keeping the dozen or more women from regular attendance at the meetings of the senatorial Investigation. Last week the House policemen diplomatically Informed the women spectators that by removing- their hats on entering room 130 In the Senate office building, ·where the Investigation is being conducted, they not only woujd be able to withstand the close atmosphere of the basement-floor room, but also would better enable the spectators behind them to catch a view now and then of the witness and the committee. Yesterday the edict was put into effect to the letter, the only women escaping being those seated in the extreme rear of the room. Who the women spectators are and what draws them to the daily sessions, the policemen and the men stationed In the building are at a loss to state definitely. That the women are Interested in the progress of the investigation, however, is shown by the fact that they readily remove their hats In order to gain admission. Plenty of Room There. Following last week's hat-removing edict, there appeared yesterday an even dozen women visitors. A1; no time during the day was this number smaller or larger. It seemed that the moment interest lagged for one woman and she retired another was in waiting to nil her seat. This was not necessary, however, because there was ample room for a score more. The larger part of yesterday's crowd of women visitors was composed of sightseers from Illinois, whose tour of the city wouldn't have seemed complete if the Lorimer Inquiry had been neglected. These excursionists, however, remained In the committee room only a few minutes when the testimony be6ame uninteresting for them. When they retired, their places were filled by other excursionists. The young women clerks and stenographers stationed at the Capitol and In the House and Senate office buildings ajso find the Lorimer Investigation an excellent way to spend an idle hour. From this class the policemen say they derive no trouble, so far as wearing hats In the committee room is concerned. Women Reporters There. Then, again, the long rows of representatives of the newspapers and press associations Is supplemented by several women writers who are in Washington TERRELL QUITS SENATE Georgian Resigns in Favor of Gov. Hoke Smith. DEMOCRATS LOSE HIS VOTE to prepare what they call "special articles" for magazines and newspapers. The no-hat order was observed by Mrs Edward HInes, wife of one of the "star" witnesses in the Investigation, without a murmur yesterday. Mrs. Hines came into the committee room wearing a creation just from Paris Several of the young women who had removed their hats earlier in the afternoon watched closely to see how Mrs. Hlnes would look upon the new edict. She thanked the policeman who told her of the order, and gracefully doffed the offending hat. Miss*Law, chief of stenographers at the hearing, who spends a part of her time out of the committee room, several days ago decided to do away with a hat during the hearing, and consequently was unaffected by the ban. Trio From Chicago. Wearing small turbans and cone- shaped hats with light, airy decorations, three young- women from Chicago came Into the committee room, and barely had seated themselves when the policeman on the door asked them to remove their headwear. They were Miss Jennie Kesterson, Miss Mabel Kesterson, and Mrs. R. Spofel. While they were depositing the offending pieces in vacant chairs a fourth excursionist- Miss Katharine Cridlin, also of Chicago --entered the room. ' She was served with the same order. The first trio immediately forgot their embarrassment in observing that of the latest arrival. Each senator and representative is entitled to one seat at the hearing, and their wives, daughters, or other relatives often attend the proceedings. Many women, like numerous men, "drop in" for a short time just to be able to say that they heard a part of the Lorimer testimony. It Is Men Who Complain. So far as the congressmen in charge of the ' Investigation are concerned, the women may wear as large hats as the millinery establishments can design and turn out. It is the men spectators who have registered objections against the hat wearing. The committee room where Senator Lorimer's political trial is in progress has no sloping floor which will permit the spectators in the rear to gaze over the heads of those in the front seats. Consequently a single little hat, regardless of how closely It fits the wearer's head, can block the view of a dozen persons behind it. Executive, Recently Elected, Had Not Intended to Take His Seat Until Fall. If He Leaves Gubernatorial Chair, His Archenemy Probably Will Succeed Him--Wrote Sarcastic Letters. GOT LORIMER HIS SEAT Edward Hines Claimed Credit, SaysH.H.Hettler. WITNESS A LUMBER DEALER Head of Chicago Firm, on Stand in Senate Inquiry, Declares President of Rival Company Told Him He Had Personally Obtained Election--"Jackpot" Evidence Appears Again. The part that officials of the Edward Hlnes Lumber Company took in the election of Senator Lorimer to the Senate claimed attention again yesterday at the investigation by the Senate Lorimer committee. William Burgess, an electrical contractor of Duluth, Minn , testified that C. F. Wiehe, secretary of the Edward Hlnes Lumber Company, remarked to him last March that he had subscribed $10,000 to a "jackpot" to elect Lorimer Herman H Hettler, president of the Herman H. Hettler Lumber Company, of Chicago, a rival of the Hines company, testified that on the day of the election Hines said to him that he personally had elected Lorimer. On the other hand, Henry Turrish, another business man of Duluth,' Minn., failed to bear out the testimony of Wirt H. Cook, a business associate, to the effect that Hines said to them about the time of Lorimer's election that "old Stephenson" (meaning Senator Stephenson, of Wisconsin, so Cook believed)., "after I elected him was working for^free lumber," and that the Southern Democrats fluctuated in their attitude. Tur- rish said he remembered nothing about the Southern Democrats, but heard Hines say that Stephenson was undecided. Tells of Lorimer Fund. He related a conversation which he said he had with Christian F. Wiehe, secretary of the Edward Hines Lumber Company of Chicago, on a train en route from Duluth to Viigmia, Minn , on March 6 last, in which Mr Wiehe is alleged to have said that he knew that a jackpot fund of $100,000 had been raised to elect Senator Lorimer. Wiehe is a bi other-ln-law of Edward Hines, who is charged- with soliciting- contributions to the alleged $100,000 Lorimer fund. Hettler, who admitted that there had been ill feeling between Hines and himself, testified that Hines at the Union League Club asked him if he knew the name of the new senator (Lorimer) and that Hines then added: "I elected him; I did It myself personally." "It was the formation of his sentence which caused It to be impressed on my KZCIPROCITY TO GO TO POLLS. Opposition in Canada Expected to Force Appeal to People This Fall. Special to The Washington Poit Ottawa, Ontario, July 17 --Parliament will reassemble tomorrow nnd will go on with routine business until the passage of the reciprocity bill in the United States Senate, when the reciprocity fight here will be started again. The opposition leader. It L. Borden, announces that he will fight reciprocity to a finish, which means the adjournment of the session will witness obstructive tactics until the government Is obliged to appeal to the country. Politicians look for an election in the fall It Is expected that Sir Wilfrid Laurier will tomorrow make an important announcement regarding the work of the Imperial conference, and a statement calculated to take the force out of the arguments of the opposition with respect to the most favored nation treaty if reciprocity with the United States is paased. ," Hettler declared. Today it Is expected that James Keely, editor of the Chicago Tribune, will be on the stand. CONGRESS CONDENSED. ' Senate. The campaign contribution publicity bill was discussed all day and then passed. Amendments proposed were agreed to by a ote of 60 to 7 Announcement was made of the resignation ol Senator Joseph M Terrell, of Georgia, Oav. Hoke Smith having been elected to succeed to the vacancy caused by the death of the late Senator Clay. Senator Works has announced his Intention of speaking on reciprocity tomorrow. Senator Jones nlll address the Senate on the pending bill Thursday, and Senator Bailey wll! speak either the same day or Friday. The Senate will meet today at 11 o'clock. House. The House was not in session. URGES FINANCIAL TREATIES. Mr. Taft Again Seeks Senate Ratification of Nicaraguan Agreement. Again urging action on the Nicaragua and Honduras financial treaties, the President yesterday sent to the Senate a message supplying the form of amendment desired in connection with the Nicaraguan agreement. The change was made to meet Nicaragua's wishes, and it will make the compact comply more completely with the Honduras agreement. The Senate did not manifest any disposition to act, Respite President Taft's earnest efforts to secure their ratification. · Both freuties provide that the United States shall assist the two countries in paying their debts by agreeing to accept responsibility for their revenue collections and to make settlements In accordance with the contracts of indebtedness. LABORED 55 YEARS IN VAIN. Man Dead After Spending Life Seeking Secret of Perpetual Motion. Special to The Washington Post. Baltimore, July 17 --After a life extending over 88 years, 55 of which were spent irt pursuing the will-o'-the-wisp of perpetual motion, Andrew Gernand died tonight a comparatively poor man, Gernand, who belonged to a well-to-do family, became obsessed with the Idea that perpetual motion was a possibility. After devoting five years to learning practical mechanics, he began the study of all books upon the subject of perpetual motion, and instituted experiments which continued until shortly before his death. Not many days ago he declared that if he lived five years longer he was sure of success. During the progress of his experiments he made many interesting discoveries. One of them he reported to his son, Willlam Henry Gernand, now living in Avalon, 111. The old man'S tip was a good one and resulted in the perfection of a corn reaper and binder, which made the son a millionaire. On another tip a second son, Charles Gernand, invented a corn shelter, which was nearly an equal buccess with the corn reaper. MYSTERY IN MAN'S DEATH. PLANTERS FEAR LOW TARIFF. Louisianians Say Su'gar Duty Reduction Would Mean Ruin. Louisiana planters and producers of sugar made a determined stand on the tariff before the House sugar trust committee yesterday, declaring that reduction of sugar duties would ruin the domestic production of cane sugar and that free sugar would annihilate both the cane and beet sugar industries of the country. Chairman Hardwick, a Georgia Democrat, frankly disagreed with their tar- j iff ideas I "If you solons," declared Prof. W C. I Stubbs, former State chemist of Louisiana, "want to take the tariff off sugar, i you must make up our minds in advance that you will kill all domestic sugar pro- j ductlon " -i ' "The Independent refiners regard Louisiana as American Sugar Refining Company territory," said. J. H Burguleres, ' a leading planter, and refuse to enter | for fear they will precipitate trouble for themselves with the trust , "I predict a crop of 1,000,000 tons of sugar a year in Louisiana and Texas within a few \ ears If the sugar tariff is cut in half, it would immediatelj annihilate the suear industry of Louisiana and affect the prosperity of more than 2,000,000 people" Prof Stubbs will be recalled after the committee returns from New Tork, where hearlDflTH ii.}!! hft Hakl todsLV. Farmer Found With Skull Broken and Police Start Investigation. Special to The Washington Post. Norfolk, Va., July 17.--Inquiry was begun today Into the death of George F. Gornto, a prominent Princess Anne county farmer, who was murdered or accidentally killed at his home In Oceana some time during Saturday night. Mi-. Gornto was found dead in a barn ye«^ terday morning: by his son, Elliot* Gornto, and a colored farm hand. The father's skull was fractured and death, it is believed, was instantaneous. Mr Gornto. during the warm weather, often slept in the hayloft of his bam, and he left his house for that purpose Saturday nigljt. This was the last time he was seen alive. At first it was believed that Mr. Gornto had fallen from the loft and accidentally killed himself, but further investigaeon raised suspicions of foul play. JOSEPH J. WHARTON DEAD. Friend of Bryan and Political Leader of Morgantown, W. Va., Succumbs. Special to The Washington Post. Cumberland, Md., July 17-^Joseph Johnson Wharton, aged 71, died suddenly from acute indigestion at hig home in Morgantowji, W. Va., yesterday. He was a friend of William Jennings Bryan, For four years he was postmaster of Morgantown during Cleveland's administration He was at one time mayoi of Morgantown, and was jury commissioner at the time of his death. He was also for many years chairman of the Monongalla county Demo- el atlc committee, county assessor, and .t member of the board of education. His widow and thrse children survive. Acting under the Instructions of the Vice President, the secretary of the Senate yesterday ran a blue pencil through the name of Senator Joseph M. Terrell, of Georgia,. That senator yesterday telegraphed Vice President Sherman that he had resigned to Gov. Hoke Smith, and, notifying the Vice President that his action was Irrevocable, requested him to have hfs name stricken from the rolls of the Senate. It is problematical when the senator-elect and present governor, Hoke Smith, will take his seat. Mr. Terrell has precipitated an Interesting political situation in Georgia. There are some who believe his retirement from the Senate under the cir- cumstancs was a carefully planned political move to place Gov. Smith in an embarrassing position. Mr. Terrell, of course, having accepted the senatorshlp from Gov. Brown, is not a Hoke Smith Georgia Democrat. Will Not Change Mind. In his telegram to the Vice President Mr. Terrell said: My successor as United States senator was elected by the legislature of Georgia last Wednesday. It is my opinion that this election terminated my term of office, but to remove all doubt I sent my resignation last Friday to Gov. Smith, and mailed you a copy of same. This resignation Is Irrevocable, and I have so notified Gov. Smith. I will be glad for you to Instruct the secretary to strike my name from the roll of senators. Hoke Smith had been Inaugurated governor of Georgia only twelve days when he was elected to the Senate to socceed the late Senator Clay. It appears the governor never had any intention of assuming his senatorial office until the regular session in December. Meanwhile he expected to go ahead and perfect some of the State reforms he has in mind, Senator Terrell continuing to serve as United States senator. The governor took the position that he was merely senator- elect, and that Terrell continued to serve legally until Mr. Smith took the oath of office. Democrats Are Uneasy. Senator Terrell, who was a candidate against the governor for the senatorship, did not look at the law In this way. The Democrats are uneasy over the situation. Several messages have gone over the wires between Washington and Atlanta, and the governor has been urged to arrange his affairs to assume his senatorial duties. As far as reciprocity Is concerned, his vote does not matter. But when the wool revision bill and the free list bill come up, one vote may be important. Several questions are pending where the vote will be very close. If Gov. Smith resigns he practically Invites his arch enemy, former Gov. Brown, to return to the gubernatorial chair. An election would have to be held within 60 dajs, and those well posted on Georgia politics say Mr. Brown would be elected to his old office. This possibility is extremely distasteful to Gov. Smith. And yet he may be 1 compelled to come to Washington, for his vote may be needed imperatively. Wrote Sarcastic'Letters. Some vigorously worded communications passed between Mr. Smith and Mr. Terrell before the receipt of the final word from the latter yesterday. Mr. Terrell accused his adversary of having made free use of the patronage of the executive office in order to win votes for senator. In one letter he says: I further do not wish to encourage the precedent of dual office holding: No one citizen possesses such undue gifts that he must'hold two commissions of the people at the same time. It Is contrary to the spirit of the constitution of our State. Gov. Smith, In his reply, intimates a belief that Mr. Terrell Is peeved. "Of course, I realize that It is natural the recent election may have disappointed you," says Mr. Smith, consolingly, "but It should not embitter you." Mr. Smith also^denies the promise of patronage to obtain election as senator. He says the nomination of a certain Judge, which had been referred to, was not for a term beginning July 1, 1912, but January 1, 1911, and that the nomination papers in the case were incorrect. In conclusion, Mr. Smith notified his defeated adversary that he had not accepted the latter's resignation as. senator, and would not do so until the latter had "full time to realize the 'importance of continuing the pair which kills a Republican vote In the Senate." i TO ASK SMITH TO RESIGN Georgia Legislators Want Him to Qualify as United States Senator. Resolutions Prepared, However, Likely to Meet Defeat When Put to a Vote. Special to The Washington Post. Atlanta, Ga., July 17.--Following the refusal of former Gov. Joseph M. Terrell to serve longer as United States senator, and the announced determination of Gov. Hoke Smith not to qualify as senator until the regular session of Congress In December, but to remain governor in the meanwhile, resolutions are being prepared tonight, to be introduced in the legislature tomorrow, asking Gov. Smith to resign the executive office and go to Washington and qualify as United States senator, to whfch position he was chosen last week, defeating former Gov. Terrell, who was filling the seat o{ the late Senator Clay. Another resolution Is also being prepared, which will declare that Inasmuch as Gov. Smith refuses, to resign the governorship and qualify as senator the seat of the late Senator Clay is vacant, and calling on the legislature to enter into another election for United States senator. It is said these resolutions were determined upon at a meeting late today of legislators who object to Georgia being left with only one vote in the Senate in view of important matters of legislation shortly to be acted upon. It is generally believed, however, that the resolutions will be defeated if they come to a vote. Gov. Smith said today that he had nothing further to say regarding the senatorial situation. He has 'declined to take any action on Senator Terrell's resignation and remains firm In his decision not to resign the governorship until December, at which time he proposes to qualify as a United States senator. RECORD BY PRESIDENT TAFT IN PROSECUTION OF TRUSTS Present Administration, in Two and One-half Years, Has Twenty-six Suits to Its Credit--Roosevelt, in Seven Years, Had Only Forty- three--^Summary by Department of Justice. The Department of Justice has Just | published a pamphlet of 60 pages, which Is likely to be much in demand during the campaign for ^the Presidency next year. It contains the record of · trust prosecutions from the Harrison admjnls- traUon, beginning March 4, 1889, to July I, 1911. It shows that In the enforcement of the Sherman antitrust law the administration ol President Taft is outstripping that oT his predecessor. In all of the Roosevelt administration, 18 bills In equity were nled and 25 indictments obtained^ In two and a half years of Presl- ident Taft's administration, 10 "bills in equity have been recorded in trust prosecution and 16 Indictments- obtained. The proportion is much in favor of Mr. Taft and his Attorney General. The McKln- ley administration reached the low-Water mark for trust prosecutions. Summary of Cases. Here Is the summary prepared by the Department of Justice: Harrison administration--Four bills In equity) three indictments. Cleveland, administration--Pour bills in equity!;,-two Indictments, two informa- tions for contempt. Mciqnley administration--Three bills In equity. Roosevelt administration -- Eighteen bills in equity, 25 Indictments, one forfeiture proceeding. Taft administration--Ten bills in equity, sixteen indictments. No attempt has been made to give publicity to the showing made in the pamphlet. It contains the list of suits brought, with a short description an.« the status of each. The cases by administrations are listed separately, under the general heading: "Suits brought and prosecutions instituted by the United States, under the Sherman antitrust law." Three Attorney Generals followed the trails of the trusts fn the administration of President Roosevelt. They were P. C. Knox, W. H. Moody, arid C. J. Bonaparte. President Taft has had only one Attorney General, George W. Wickersham, of New York. Status of Present Suits. Twenty-six cases under the antitrust law have been begun under President Taft. Eighteen are pending, some of Uiem in the Supreme Court; two have teen closed by the imposition of fines; demurrer against the indictment has been sustained In four; one dismissed, to assist a criminal prosecution, and one other ended favorably for the government. No credit is soughi in the pamphlet by this .administration for the Standard Oil case and the American Tobacco case, wpn by Attorney General Wickersham in the Supreme Court this summer. It is made up on the institution of cases. Those' initiated by the present administration began with an indictment found four months after it began, and end with an indictment found on June 23 of this year. Children Cry for Fletcher's IN THE POLITICAL ARENA WILL SELL EXPOSITION SITE. Court Directs Disposal of Jamestown Fair Grounds. Norfolk, V a , July 17.--Federal Judge Waddill today ordered the sale of the Jamestown Exposition site by a commission to be named by the court July 19. The sale probably will take place In John T. Winshlp, late chairman 'of the Democratic State committee in Michigan, often a delegate to national conventions of his party, and ever present as delegate and much else when a State convention is working, came to town yesterday after several months in Europe. Some might remark that an absence from the land of the free would not qualify even a once State chairman to talk discerningly or even entertainingly on home political .conditions. That is where the casual one in politics does not know Winship. Whether he was in the heavenly fields of Paris, or Under the shadow of the Pyraimids, or at Bad Nauhelm. asking what to do for a Michigan liver, John Winshlp kept closely In touch with all that Is doing In the politics of his State, and he gave evidence of the fact when he asked a few questions for politeness sake on arrival here. It may or may^ not mean much that Winship, a fully accredited Democratic leader of Michigan, has it planned to stop in Ohio on his way home. The excuse is a visit to his old birthplace, Cedarvllle, but it is near Columbus, and the Michigan Democrat will not overlook Gov. Harmon, who will soon be at Columbus, after a short vacation at Charlevolx. The first hours of Winshlp in New Tork after landing from his ship were 1 accidentally enlivened by the presence of several eager Harmon boosters, in- clu'dlng Gov. Nichols, the chief manager of the Harmon organization. 'Before Winshlp got far away from the New York convocations he began to realize, also to remark, that It might not cgunt so much for Harmon if the boundless West knew what sentiment was really for the governor In the Wall street and great financial centers of the East that never could quite hook up joyfully with Bryan and other Western propositions. Possibly the advice of Winship to Nichols, to Representatives Burton Harrison and Jefferson Levy was that they go a little slow in claiming such an exuberant and overwhelming demand for Harmon among the really powerful men of the New Tork financial section. » · * » "Tou must keep one thing in. mind concerning the probalile popularity of Judson Harmon, in Michigan," ventured Winship after he had made full and ample display of the caution for which he is noted. "We recall all through Michigan that Gov. Harmon has had a long and close acquaintance with our people, Independent of politics. Tears before he was actually in the political game, at least before he had thought of running for governor or President, he picked out a charming summer home at Charlevoix, on the lake, and he has come in our midst very often. Men he has mingled with are fawyers and business men, as well as politicians; and he is counted almost a citizen of Michigan, and ever since he carried Ohio and began to loom up for the White House there has been a natural gravitation of the faithful In our State toward him. "We have a Democratic organization in Michigan how that promises to achieve much even In a presidential year. Ed. C. Shields is the new chairman and B. O. Wood continues as the Michigan member of the Democratic national committee. They both know how to do things in any sort of a campaign, and especially in a year such as 1912 promises to be for the Democratic party. Really, I am confident that Democrats have at last got things going right, and the calm, even, conservative course of the Democratic House here In Washington has been little less than a marvel. Tou would hardly believe how often in Europe I would hear big solid Americans, men eminent in finance and business, go out of their way to compliment the Democrats of the House for being conservative and sensible. "Tou hear possibly more compliments for Champ Clark and Chairman Underwood in the big hotels and clubs of London where Americans congregate than you hear in the Waldorf, in New Tork, or the Willard, here in Washington. No doubt you are so used to the good deeds of such Democratic leaders that you accept it all as a matter of course, but there is satisfaction out In Michigan, as, no doubt. In other States, that^this trip the Democratic House didn't justify the predictions of Republicans who grot off that old guff about giving our fellows plenty of rope. "In next year's Democratic national convention Michigan will have a prominent part* with no candidate of our own that we are urging just now, and our Harmon friends have some, reason for their claim on Michigan this far ahead o* the convention anyhow." « * » » Elliott Northcott,, once chairman of the West Virginia Republican State committee, then United States attorney, and now United States Minister to Nicaragua,' is home on leave and somewhat the worse in health for the quinine diet of the tropics. However much the Norfticott admirers Incline to tell the JHon. Elliott that the foreign mission business does not agree with him, his cheery manner soon dispels any fears about his health, and onqe he gets busy talking West Virginia politics, tropical malaria is forgotten. According to those who have poured their woes into the Northcott ear since his arrival there is .more political malaria in West Virginia Republican regions than all of the tropics. Canal Zone, Panama, Nicaragua, and adjacent domains. If Northcott's health was really impaired h« could not listen long to the woeful tales from West Virginia visitors, who Incline to tell Northcott, because he has been chairman and also because he Is supposed to have the ear of the Presi-i dent, possibly more than some of the self-appointed adjusters in every section of the State. All this has rather appealed to the Northcott sense of importance, and justly so, as he missed no tricks when he was in the political g:ame during the good old days of Scott and Elkins domination at this end of the line. It happens that Northcott is still hooked up to the State Department as Minister, and it also happens that he remains discreet. He knows what ought to be ddne in West Virginia, and he may disclose the remedy at tlje White House, but he is saying migfity little outside of the confidential area In which diplomats and political managers may hand out wisdom, and even orders. It came to pass that Northcott had hardly arrived in town before Democratic papers in West Virginia began boosting him a,s a Republican candidate for governor a year ahead. This amused him more than it startled him, and he retorted that if he had to go gunning for any office he would prefer the Senate, and could Imagine no greater pleas- use than giving agitation to the souls of both Watson and Chilton. This was all in pleasantry, with Chilton in the audience, and however much home papers may demand Northcott's return to active participation in State politics, he gives no sign that he is tired of the diplomatic Service--rather the contrary. His presence here, however, will enliven things among- West Virginia Republicans the more because there Is a meeting this week of the State committee on organization, of which he was ever the head, and which needs both a reorganization and a stirring up. Some eager politicians of the State profess to see in the unexpected return of Minister Northcott a desire on the part of the administration to have him use his experience and acquaintance toward giving ginger and recsnstruction to the committee, which will have to fight the diplomacy, not to mention millions of Senator Watson and others of the new Democratic retinue, which simply confiscated West Virginia politics and nearly everything else last November. Some startling innovations in political procedure have resulted from the coming on of Watson /and Chilton, and with these innovations, backed up by the real stuff, the Republicans have been simply rattled. Northcott seems chipper and confident enough since his arrival In Washington, and especially after he had a session at the White House, but his real work will begin when he crosses the State line and gets right'Into the inner circle of the faithful--and the faithful are a trifle fidgety awaiting the Northcott message from the head of the Republican party. GETS HAT IF UEU OF HUSBAND. Girl Eloper Goes Home When Promised '· New Head-wear After Arrest. Special to The Washington Pert. Winchester, Va., July IT".-- Acting upon telegraphic Instructions from the girl's father, a policeman arrested Miss Mary Goode and Turner Lockart, both of Capon Springs, W. Va., here this morning just as they were about to leave for Hagerstown, Md., to be married. There was some question as to whether the couple could be held, but after wire communication with her father, the girl consented to give up the Idea of marrying immediately upon promise of a new hat. I Locfchart and the girl reft home in the dark hours of this morning and drove here over mountain roads In a drenching rain. They lost their way, but were able to find the road by flashes of lightning. The girl's father discovered that they had eloped and guessing that they would come here, telegraphed to have them arrested. ENDS LIFE OVER SEPARATION. Bristol Fireman Drinks Acid When Wife Refuses to Return to Him. Special to The Washington Post. ' Bristol, Va., July 17.--Believing that his wife, who had separated from him, was trying to influence their 16-year-old son against him, and despondent because she would not return to her home, William Sawyers, 38 years old, a driver for the Bristol fire department, this morning drank half a glass of carbolic acid and died three hours later. He called his wife up on the telephone and warned her that he had procured the deadly fluid and would end his life if she did not return to him. This she failed to do. In accordance with his last request, his body will be burled beside that of his mother at Glade Spring, Va,, tomorrow. W. J. NICHOLS A SUICIDE. Former Court President and Union Army Officer Shoots Himself. Special to The 'Washington Post. Clarksburg, W.-Va., July 17.--With a hole torn through his side by the discharge of a shotgun, the lifeless body of Capt. William J. Nichols, s. former president of the Lewis county court and captain of a Union company in the civil war, was found this morning ii) his apartments in the postofflce building at Weston by the housekeeper. He had committed suicide m the night. It is believed ill hea-lth prompted the act. He was 78 years old. PILGRIMAGE TO BATTLEFIELD. Bull Run Veterans Arrange for Trip to Blackburns Ford Today. Manassas, Va., July 17.--The feature tomorrow of the celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the Battle of JBull Run will, be a pilgrimage of Confederate and Union veterans to the battlefield of Blackburns Ford. The venerable Capt. Herrell, a member of the famous Black Horse Cavalry, will act as guide. Veterans of both armies will participate at night in a camp-fire meeting. There were no observances today. The Kind Teu Have Always Bought, and which has been In use for over 3O years, has borne the signature of and has been made under his per;* sonal supervision since Its Infancy. Allow no one to deceive you in this. All Counterfeits, Imitations and "Just-as-good" are but Experiments that trifle with and endanger the health of Infants and Children--Experience against Experiment. What is CASTORIA Castoria is a harmless substitute for Castor Oil, Pare- . goric, Drops and Soothing Syrups. It is Pleasant. It contains neither Opium, Morphine nor other Narcotic substance. Its age is its guarantee. It destroys Worms and allays Feverishness. It cures Diarrhoaa and "Wind Colic. It relieves Teething Troubles, cures Constipation and Flatulency. It assimilates the Food, regulates the Stomach and Bowels, giving healthy and natural sleep* The Children's Panacea--The Mother's Friend. GENUINE CASTORIA ALWAYS pBears the Signature of The Kind You Have Always In Use For Over 3O Years THE CCMTAUH COMPANY, 77 MURRAY STRICT, NEW YORK CITY. WHEY MAY HOLD ON. CONTINUED PROM FIRST PAGE. W. Wiley today are rendered unlikely by two conditions. One is that Dr. Wiley has not yet nled his answer to the charges "with Secretary Wilson, and the other that George W. Wickersham, the Attorney General, who passed upon the legal side of Dr. Wiley's action, is away, and will not attend the cabinet meeting. There is no doubt that the Wiley case is of cabinet size. Letters and telegrams bearing upon his .possible dismissal continue to reach the White House. A similarity between the Wiley case and that of Gifford Pmchot occasions much comment. Both were in the Department of Agriculture. Action in the Plnchot case, resulting in his dismissal, was taken at a special meeting of the cabinet. That the Wiley case Is likely to be under discussion at the cabinet meeting is probable. LABOR INDORSES WILEY. Central Union Adopts Resolutions Which Will Go to Mr. Taft. The Central Labor Union adopted resolutions last -night, declaring that the removal of Dr. Haivey W. Wiley, chief of the bureau of chemistry, from . the government service would be "a public calamity, a great loss to the people in general, and a benefit only to those who wish to profit at the expense of the health and lives of the people." A copy of the resolutions will be sent by special messenger to the White House this morning and placed in the hands of President Taft, with the request that he bring the contents before his cabinet. The resolution was offered by James W. Considine, representing the Sheet Metal Workers' Union. Supporting it were Emmet L. Adams, Cabell Adams, P. J. Ryan, and Milton Snellings. It was adopted unanimously. The resolution further stated that "we register our unrelenting opposition to the violators of the pure food and drug law, who are seeking to discredit Dr. Wiley." President Milton Snellings announced the appointment of the following committees: Legislation--P. J. Ryan, chairman, John H. Lorch, Emmet L. Adams, Cabell Adams, and Frank Manning. Adjustment --Charles T. Smith, chairman, Henry Nolda, George Miles, John G. Schmodt, and Thomas Iglehart. Contract--John H. Lorch, chairman; Michael Cockery, William H. Ryan, Luke Ludlow, and Charles W a n d e 11. Organization--Emmett L. A'dams, Frank A. McKenna, A. W. Caulfield, Joseph O'Bnen, George Myers, Joseph "Clark, Harry Wilk,J. L. Rodier, and Thomas F. Ryan. Education--James W. Considine, Michael Shea, and E. W. Oyster. Credentials--W. Henry Schaeffer, Charles J. Heuter, T. E. Blakely. Auditing--Luke Ludlow, Ben Lerch, and John Weber. Label--F. C. Roberts, chairman. Resolutions--Harry Shearer and Fred W. Fox. Laws--N. A. James, W. Palmer Hall, and Joseph Whiting. AMUSEMENTS. COLUMBIA The Columbia Players "Little Lord Fauntleroy" NEXT I WEEK! 'A TEXAS STEER" Tonicht. *1S Hats. Dun. t Sat. ,THE REAL RESORT. [Fifty-five Fine, Fancy, Fun and Frolic [Features for Frequentj Frivolity.- SPOTLIGHT DANCING. CONTINUOUS VAUDEVILLE AND PICTURES-1 TO 11 P. M. FAIL TO NAME MONGUBE Alexandrian Wait in Vain For County Committee. City Democrats on Hand at Time Appointed for Joint Meeting--Chairmen Now to Confer, Will Fight Dismissal. Detroit, Mich., July 17.--Dr. Floyd W. Robison, who was dismissed from the Department of Agriculture, is not in the city and probably will not be for several days. His friends say, however, that he will put ( u p one grand fight before submitting to his removal. Miss Barrymore Cancels Tour. 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While Robinson Moncure, of this city, is unquestionably the Democratic nominee to succeed himself in the house of delegates, as the representative from Alexandria city and county, no one else having filed notice of candidacy by noon last Saturday, the official declaration of this fact has not yet been made. The county committee, of which Capt. Crandal Mackey is chairman, failed to meet the city commrt'tee In joint session last night, to announce the nominee. The city committee remained in session at the Hotel Rammel from 8 until 9 o'clock, and It was finally concluded that the county committee had overlooked the appointment. The city committee thereupon passed a resolution, authorizing its chairman, Charles Bendheim, to confer with the county committee, and, if there Is no objection to Mr Moncure in that quarter, to request Capt. Mackey, the chairman of the joint committee, to declare the incumbent the nomir«-?e. A new city committee is to be elected at the Democratic primary, September T, and the members present last night announced that they would be candidates, for reelection. -*--"'· Completes Encampment Plans. About 40 of the 60 members of the Alexandria Light Infantry, it is announced, will leave next Sunday morning for Culpeper, to go into camp with the First Virginia regiment. The local company will be joined here by Company L, of Fredericksburg, and Company H, of Leesburg. and the three companies will proceed to Culpeper on a special train. Maj. James E. King, of this city, will be the staff officer in command of the three companies mentioned, while Capt. Frank L. Slaymaker will head the Alexandria com-' pany. * --« John R. Jasper Buried. Funeral services for John R. Jasper, a Confederate veteran, who died Saturday, were held at 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon at Lee Camp Hall, in Prince street. The Rev. W. F. Watson, pastor of the First Baptist Church, officiated, and burial was in Ivy Hill Cemetery. Tena Williams Is Dead. Tena. Williams, a respected colored retident of the old type, died Sunday at her home, near Lee and Franklin streets, after a long Illness. She was about 70 years old, and for many yearc was faithful domestic in the home of Hubert Snowden, president of the common council. BEER SOLD IN CEMETERY. Baltimore Graveyard Keeper Accused of Using House as Saloon. Special to The Washington fast. Baltimore, July 17.--Joseph Joska was arraigned before Justice Thompson in the Canton police court this morning'charged with selling liquor without a license in the Bohemian Cemetery, near Homer's lane, on the Philadelphia road. Joska, who is keeper of the burying ground,' ·was released on $1,000 bail for the action of the grand jury. According to the statement of Round Sergeant Meise, the illicit selling has been proinK on in the cemetery for more than a 5 ear Two policeman in civilian attire bought beer m the cemetery yesterday Tl e\ assert that Joska sold it to them Voi-c than 200 bottles of amber-colored r.ula were seized at Joska's house. .NFW SPA PERI IFWSPA.PFJ

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