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ASKED TO RESIGN
Receives Telegram Signed by Lien
. . tenant Governor Wallace and
THEY OBJECT TO , CRITICISM
Excption Taken to Statement Issued
. by Senator.
ANSWER I .QUICKLY MADE
He Says These lien Have No Right
to Make Request. ;
ROOSEVELT IS STANDING PAT
Colonel Ref naea to Change Ilia Posi
tion In Regard to Snggestlon
Xpf Compromise Slates in
.V ; Primary States.'' ; ; -'
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LOS ANGELES. Cal.,' July 17.-Because
of hia criticism of the proposed new
"progressive party," as set out in a
statement issued by him in Washington
two days ago. United States Senator
John D. Works was asked to resign .to
day by Lieutenant Governor A. J. Wal
lace, Mayor Lissner, chairman of the
California republican central committee,
and other progressive supporters.
. The request was telegraphed to Mr.
Works in . Washington today and was
signed by forty progressives.
, WASH1N GTON, July 17. "I shall not
resign," said Senator Works when asked
what he meant to do about the telegram
from California progressives. "Why
should IT Those people are not even
members of the republican party they
have no right to ask my resignation."
f Mr. Works said be had telegraphed the
signers of the telegram that he would
write them. w,.'. " ' -
Roosevelt Stands Pat. '.
OYSTER BAY. N. Y.. . July 17.-After
reading the statements made by William
Fllnn of Pittsburgh and E. A. ' Van
Valkenburg of Philadelphia, two of his
leaders in Pennsylvania, in support of the
plan for placing the same candidates for
presidential electors, on both the Taft
and Roosevelt tickets, Colonel Roosevelt
said today that be would not recede from
the position he bad taken in regard to &
compromise giving recognition 4o Taft
claims in the primary states. The differ
ence which baa arisen will be threshed out
at the Chicago convention next month,
Colonel Roosevelt indicated.
Cull for Illinois Moose Convention.
CHICAGO, July 17.-Attaches of the
headquarters of the Roosevelt forces to
day were busy sending throughout the
state the call for a state convention to
be held in Chicago August t to elect dele
. gates to the national third party conven
toin to be held here two days later.
picked the. five members of the committee,
authorised at yesterday's state meeting
tjrk. Governor; Deneen whether" he will
support Colonel Roosevelt or President
. Taft.V y - v "'"' . '
Whether the national convention is to
be held in the Auditorium or in the
Coliseum also was said to be undecided.
MRS. LINDLOFF CHARGED
WITH MURDER OF.SON
.CHICAGO, July . 17. An indictment
charging Mrs. Louise Lindloff with poi
soning' her son, Arthur Lindloff, whose
death was investigated by the coroner,
was returned today in the criminal court
The woman is charged with giving ar
senic to her son to cause his death. The
bodies of sr-number of her relatives who
died under suspicious circumstances have
been disinterred and chemical examina
tion disclosed the presence of arsenic in
their , vitals, according to reports made
to the coroner.
Shortly after the death of her son Mrs.
Lindloff was taken in custody and held
to await the action of the grand jury.
RUSSELL CUFF'S BODY ,'
FOUND IN PLUM RIVER
SAVANNAH, 111.. July 17.-The body of
Russell Cliff, aged 60 years, at one time
a wealthy citisen ofJS&vannah, was found
in Plum river near here today. A bad
bruise' behind his left ear caused the po
lice to believe he was murdered. He was
not known to have had any money on .his
person and his watch was in his pocket
He had been missing since Saturday bight.
For Nebraska Fair, cooler south and
For Iowa Generally fair, cooler.
i I ,. I r it m... 67
III 7 a.m... 70
fin. m ' 7R
A 9 a. m... 78
A 3?M? v.-2
na m.., ev
1 P. m 81
2 p. m 82
8 p. ra 83
- V( Sp.m 78
7o. m...i 74
8 p. m .72
Comparative Local Record.
1312. 1911. 1910. 1905
Highest yesterday 84 83 89 09
Lowest yesterday, 66 , 72 81 70
Mean temperature 75 ' 72 HI 80
Precipitation 00 .00 T .51
Temperature and precipitation depar
tures from the normal: .
Normal temperature 77
Deficiency for the day , 2
Total deficiency since March 1 .104
Normal precipitation , -.13 inclt
Deficiency for the day 13 inch
Total rainfall since March 1.. 8.72 inches
Deficiency since Aiaxcn 1 7.66 inches
Deficiency for cor. period, 191 L. 8.26 inches
Deficiency for cor. period, 1910..12.36 inches
Station and State Temp. High- Rain-
of Weather . 7 p.m. est fall.
Cheyenne, cloudy 68 66 .1$
.uavenpori, clear s 88 .00
Denver, part cloudy .... 62 (4 .00
! ims Moines, clear 72 - 86 .00
! Doriea "!itv floor ' cfi 11
1 Lander, clear 78 82 !d0
,-:orm Platte, cloudy .... 74 : 80 .00
Oraah. clear 74 84 .00
-j. Pueblo, clear .. 82 86 .00
Rapid City, rain 68 62 42
Salt Lake, part cloudy .. 92 94 00
' Sioux City, clear 68 72 T
-Valentine, cloudy 08 70 02
"T" indicates trace of precipitation. ' .
L. A. WELSH, Local Forecaster. .
Coroner Finds New
Evidence in Wreck
v- Case Near Chicago
CHICAGO. . July 17. Coroner Peter
Hoffman, who is investigating the wreck
of the Denver train Thursday morning in
which thirteen persons were killed on the
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy railroad at
Western Springs, ascertained from county
court records that a Mrs. Fisk A. Wilcox,
the same name as that of the woman who
had charge of the block signal tower at
Western Springs, had been committed to
the Dunning insane asylum in 1908 as af
flicted with paranoia, and discharged as
cured July 14, 1909.. The record showed
that she was a resident of La Grange,
the home of the woman signal operator
and that she had charge of a railroad
station. . .. .
The . investigation by the railroad offi
cials exonerated Mrs. Wilcox, pf blame
and laid the responsibility for the disaster
on George Brownson, " engineer of -the
fast mail, who was killed, and Frank
Woodworttv flagman . of the passenger
train. - ' - :- '
. The coroner sIeo received Information
which may exonerate the flagman' fiom
blame. It is said that residents of the
suburb saw . ttreams of sparks from the
wheels of the engine cf the fast mall
Just before it crashed' into the tear cf
the Denver train, which would Indicate,
that the' warning lantern and torpedoes
of the flagman had been seen 1 y the
engineer of the mall train.
OSKALOOSA, la., July 17.-The body of
one of the unidentified dead of the recent
wreck at Western Springs,' III., was mis
taken for that of Mrs. G. W. Tudor and
shipped here for burial with the bodies of
Mr. Tudor and his daughter, Lois, but
the mistake was noticed before inter
ment and the triple funeral of the Tudor
family was postponed.
' A dentist who had crowned some teeth
for Mrs. Tudor established the fact that
the body sent . was not that of Mrs.
Tudor. The dentist accompanied the body
back to Chicago and advices from there
today indicate that he has identified the
remains of Mrs. Tudor.
Peoria Judge Rules .',
PEORIA, 111., July 17.-Modern Wood
men of America camps cannot ' take
money, from their general fund and use
it in the fight against the proposed rate
Increase, even though a majority of The
members of any camp are "Insurgents,"
according to a ruling made by Leslie D.
Puterbough in the circuit court today,
when he issued an Injunction, prayed for
by a "standpat" member of Baker camp
here in Peoria.
The camp by an overwhelming vote
decided two weeks ago to take the gen
eral fund money and use it In a fight
on the Increase in rates. Edward' Powers
started proceedings and woa. out today,
-the- court 'holding that while majority
Of any oamp- ihlght "desire the ;money jid
used, there was nothing in the charter
of any Woodman camp which provided
for the use of money in that way.
Receiver of Illinois
Telephone Companyx '
Discharged by Court
CHICAGO, July 17.-The property of the
Interstate ' Independent Telephone and
Telegraph company, which operates lines
In Illinois, was ordered out of receiver's
hands today by United States Circuit
Judge Kohlsaat and returned to the con
trol of the corporation.
This is regarded as virtually recognition
of the; company. J. P. Marshall or
Toledo, who is said to represent much
Ohio capital, is the president of the com
pany, which will now operate the lines
of the corporation.
The corporation has lines from Chicaeo
to Springfield and Peoria, maintaining
some 18,000 telephones. The main offices
are in Aurora, 111.
Gambler is Arrested
in Connection With
NEW YORK, July 17.-A' fourth arrest
in the case of the gambler, Herman Ros
enthal, who was shot to death yesterday
just before he was to testify regarding
charges . of gambling graft against the
police, was made today when Louis
Webber, known in the underworld as
"Bridgey," was brought to police head
quarters. Webber, according to the police,
ran a' gambling house in opposition to
Rosenthal about three years ' ago and
had incurred the murdered gambler's en
mity. While the f ued between the two
men was on, Webber's home was dyna
mited, the police said, and his jaw broken
by a man known as "Tough Toney."
House Passes Bill to
c Create Department
of Labor in Cabinet
WASHINGTON, July 17.-The house to
day passed the bill to create a department
of labor, the secretary of which shall
have a place in the cabinet The measure
long has been pressed by organized labor
and now goes to the senate. -
MISS ETHEL CONRAD FOUND
BOUND ON VACANT LOT
NEW YORK. July 17. Miss Ethel Con
rad, the chorus girl who, with her chum,
Lillian Graham, was tried and acquitted
several months ago of attempting to
murder W. E. D. Stokes, the millionaire
hotel man, is a patient today at a local
hospital, to which she was brought after
being found unconscious, according to
the police, in a vacant lot In the upper
west side. It was said that a chloro
formed handkerchief was bound over her
mouth, and her hands and feet were tied
with a fope. She told the hospital author
ities that after leaving a subway station
last night she had been followed by a
man and that her mind "suddenly went
blank." The young woman refused to
tell her name until Identified by MKs
Graham. ," '
President Taft's Campaign Manager
Appears Before Honse
STATEMENT FILED IS CORRECT
Nothing Supplementary to Give to
NO CORPORATION MONEY TK J'
Law Passed by Congress Was iv,1
lowed to the Letter.
COMPLETE RECORD IS KEPT
More Than Million and Half Col
lected and Expended Report
Filed ,with,. Mew York
Secretary of State,
WASHINGTON," Juy 17.-Postmaster
General Frank Hitchcock today told the
senate committee Investigating campaign
contributions of 1904 and Bos that the
record of the funds used in President
Taft's election as filed in Albany, N. Y.,
were . absolutely correct and that he
could not supplement these reports by
testimony. , '
Mr. Hitchcock said the total collected
through various agencies of the commit
tee In 1908 was $1,655,618.27. Of this amount
$(0,130 was collected In various states
and handled by the local state commit
tees. The latter; sum never was turned
into the treasury of the republican na
tional committee, although that commit
tee kept account of it.
' Mr. Hitchcock promised to furnish the
investigating committee with copies of
the financial records of the campaign.
No contribution was received ftom a
corporation, Mr. Hitchcock said, as con
gress had just passed a aw prohibiting it
He told of the only subscription he could
remember having rejected.
Dnpont'a Subscription Rejected.
It was offered by General T. Coleman
Dupont of Delaware, then a member of
the republican executive committee, ac
tively. assisting in the management of the
campaign, and amounted to $20,000.
"He turned it over to the treasurer,
George R. Sheldon," begat) Mr, Hitch
cock. "When I learned of it, I told Mr.
Dupont' I did not think we could accept
It because the government had a civil
suit against a corporation in which he
was Interested. I Instructed the treas
urer to return it and he did so."
Mr. Hitchcock replied General Dupont
declared he felt he was not doing his
part and asked if he' could not give the
money in some way. Mr. Hitchcock
said he replied in the negative.
"I am positive he did not contribute It
to any other fund," 'he' added, "because
I have talked to General Dupont about
it since the . campaign He said that
when the fund was returned he considered
he bad given to a cause and placed it
on a special deposlC, f
"It may come In handy T" remarked
Senator Oliver aside;
"Is he a Roosevelt man?" inquired Sen
ator Paynter. . The question was unan
Mr. Hitchcock insisted that with the
exception of .about twenty-five, all the
contributions were below $5,000.
"We figured that the more persons we
could get ' to invest, the more Interest
they would take in the success of the
venture," explained the former chairman.
Before the system of collecting money
by finance committees organized In each
state was put into operation Mr. Hitch-'
cock said: "fortunately friends of the
party pame forward with large contri
The first "friends" he mentioned In that
connection were Charles P. Taft, brother
of President Taft, who contributed $60,
000; William Nelson Cromwell, $25,000;
Mr. and Mrs. Lars Anderson, $25,000;
Andrew Carnegie, $20,000; William Smith
Cochran, $15,000; Frank Munsey, $10,0C0;
Whitelaw Reld, $10,000; M. C. Borden,
$10,000, and General Corbln, for a number
of persons, $10,000.
"Did the Tobacco trust contribute?"
inquired Senator Paynter.
"Any of Its stockholders?"
"Not to my knowledge. I know by
name those chiefly interested and I do
not have any knowledge of such con
tributions being received."
"Any from stockholders of the steel
"I believe some of the men I have men
tioned are Interested in It. I think Mr.
"And Mr. Cochran?" suggested Senator
Senator Paynter asked Mr. Hitchcock
If he wore acquainted with any of the
stockholders of the International Har
vester company. He said he knew the
McCormicks, Frank Munsey, George Per
kins and Clarence S. Funk
"Did Mr. Perkins contribute?" asked
"I do not think so."
"Did the McCormicks?"
"Not that I remember. They would be
more likely to contribute to your party,
Jenks Off ered Post of
Financial Adviser to
Republic of China
PEKING, July 17.-Prof. Jeremiah Jenks
of Columbia university and formerly of
Cornell was today offered the post of
financial adviser to the Chinese repub
lican government This marks an im
portant step toward governmental reform
and shows the desire of the Chinese cabi
net to employ expert foreign talent
Other advisers are to be appointed
ROOSEVELT WILL NOT
ATTEND IOWA CONVENTION
OYSTER BAY, July 17.-CoIonel Roose
velt Is hard at work on the speeches for
his trip into the middle west. It is not
unlikely that he will be 'unable to begin
his trip until late next week, in which
case he wltl be unable to attend the state
convention of the "third party" in Des
Moines next Wedheidaj
"In Them Days I
smv ""V ""N ,
From the Cleveland Leader.
DEMOCRATS TOt FILIBUSTER
Republicans in Senate Will Agree to
Vote on Tariff Bills.
DETAILS NOT YET ARRANGED
In Meantime Opposition la Continv
' lng Its Dilatory . Tactics Son
dry Civil Appropriation
Bill is Held Up. "
WASHINGTON, July 17.-Democratlo
forces' In the senate today practically won
their demand for consideration of the re
maining tariff bills and the excise tax
bill. This was the result of conferences
on the floor at the opening of a demo
Senator Simmons, in charge of the tar
iff bills, told the republican leaders the
democrats ' would resort to every device
to delay business unless assured there
could be a vote on the tariff measures.
Senator Smoot immediately called a
number of other republican leaders in con
ference in the republican cloak room. So
far as they could the republican senators
present' agreed to accede to the demo
cratic dexaand,, with the understanding
that the democrats abandon tueir filibus
ter and agres to allow 'the tariff bills to
go to ballot after comparatively brief dis
cussion. ' " . ' " ' -
Formal agreement among the( repub
licans, however, was not immediately
reached owing to the desire of some of
the principals to offer amendments to the
The democratic leaders declined to stop
their filibuster against the sundry civil
bill ' until actual agreement was made.
They then forced the senate to take up
the Panama canal measure.
Senator Simmons announced he would
endeavor again tomorrow to call up, the
wool bill. '
of Ireland's History
CHICAGO, July 17.-The Ladles' Auxil
iary of the Ancient Order of Hibernians
was complimented today by its president,
Miss Anna C. Malia of Scranton, Pa., who
declared the progress made by the organ
ization In the three years It has been
under the control of the women them
selves would set at rest all doubts "of
the ability of the ladles to legislate for
Miss Malta advocated the teaching of
Ireland's history. "Our boys and girls
should be taujht the Gaelio language
that they may learn to love Its music and
literature," she said. "In teaching' the
youth of our land the story of Ireland's
past and present we can best help its
The National Capital
Wednesday, July IT, 1912.
Convened at 11 a. m. ,
Considered sundry civtl appropriation
bill after an attempt was made to force
consideration of the wool tariff bill.
Foreign relations committee authorised
favorable report on resolution to In
vestigate the fomenting or encouraging
of Mexican revolution or in Cuba.
Adopted resolution to inquire into the
purchase of Montlcello, Jefferson's old
Conferees agreed to .bill requiring
monthly census bureau reports on the
amount of spot cotton on hand.
Resumed consideration of the Panama
canal bill. Lodge and O'Gorman urged
right of American coastwise shipping to
free passage. O'Gorman asserted . rail
road influence is behind British protest.
I'ostoftice committee, finishing post-office
appropriation bill agreed to a par
cels post provision and to bar .sending
any second claps mail by freight.
River and harbor appropriation ' bill,
carryin? $33,000,000 agreed to in confer
ence. The House.
Convened at noon.
Passed bill to create a department of
Considered industrial ' relations com
Secretary Wilson categorically denied
before the agricultural committee Repre.
sentatlve Aiken's charges that his son
was connected with an Irrigation project
because of the secretary's official posi
tion. Passed bill to Investigate Industrial
conditions and suggest strike remedy.
Adopted conference report on Senator
Smith's bill requiting two wireless oper
ators on steamers.
Nye of Minnesota In In a speech de
precated fast living and other besetting
House steel trust Inquiry committee
majority will report Important ant-trust
Democratic cnucus elected Charles M.
Riddel I of Indlaca sergeant at arms of
. .Tr 'TSSCTV.'sar i ' X .vVSW m W4WJH11:
)Uuev . ... :' :-
Was th' Champeen Div
Strikers Make Big -.
New Bedford Plant
NEW BEDFORD,. Mass., July 17.-A
disorderly demonstration by a crowd of
1,000 strikers and strike . sympathisers
occurred today before the gates of the
Butler mill, In connection with the strike
and ' lockout affecting twelve cotton
cloth mills of this city and resulting In
18,000 persons being- out of work.
For more than an hour strikers and
their sympathisers . refused to allow
operatives to enter the gates. During the
disturbance three arrests , were made,
one of the offenders being a woman, who
vigorously resisted being taken into cus
John A. Fernley, superintendent of the
Butler mill,' while trying to drive away
the strikers, was handled roughly by the
crowd, but escaped injury. Three police
men were unable to hold the crowd In
check and a squad of reserves was sent
from police headquarters. ' ! " ;
Nearly every one participating in the
demonstration either wore t th smblsm
of l,he Industriai.Workers of "tbe World
or a button . bearing the likeness of
Joseph J. Ettor, the Imprisoned leader
of the Lawrence strike. ., .
After ,the. demonstration , had subsided,
mohy of the workers In the Butler mill
entered the gates under police protec
Loot Storehouse of
MADERA, Chihuahua, July 17.-Havlng
looted the Madera Lumber company's
storehouse of $26,000 worth of goods and
robbed of $25,000 worth of horses and
saddles, the rebel command of General
Antonio Rojas, comprising 1,000 men,
started westward today through the state
of Sonora for Guaymas and Pacific coast
The troops headed for Dolores, where a
mountain pass leads Into the state of
Sonora. Their entrance will be opposed
by 1,000 Maderlsta volunteers, who are
reported to be awaiting the rebel invasion,
WASHINGTON, July 17.-Somewhere in
Mexico Patrick Dunne, an American citi
sen, is In prison under sentence of death.
This much and no more the State depart-'
ment learned through Representative
Klnkald of Nebraska. Consular officers
in various sections of Mexico have been
directed to make every effort to locate
Dunne and save his life.
Griffiths is Elected
President of Foreign
LONDON. July TT.Wohn L. Griffiths,
United States consul general in London
has been chosen president of the Associa
tion of Foreign Consuls. This is the first
time an American has been thus honored,
and the honor Is all the greater as Mr.
Griffiths has held the London post for
less than three years.
The association was organised to enable
consuls generals and consuls In London
to become better acquainted with each
other, and through exchange- of views,
to familiarize themselves not only with
the trade and commercial conditions In
the country to which they are accredited,
but also with the conditions ' in other
countries. The members,- who Include all
the consular representatives, meet socially
very week at luncheon and annually
give a dinner which is Invariably at
tended by the lord mayor, sheriffs and
members of the corporation of this city.
JULES HENRI P0INCARE.
FAMOUS SCIENTIST, IS DEAD
PARIS, July 17.Jules Henri Poincare,
the Illustrious mathematician and cousin
of the French premier, died suddenly to
day.' A fortnight ago he underwent a
serious operation, which apparently was
successful, and the doctors in attendance
foresaw no complications.
Jules Henri Poincare, who was a pro
fessor of science at the Paris U'jlverelty,
a member of the institute s.ni oi the
French academy, Inspector general of
mines and a corresponding member of
the Academy of Sciences at Washington,
as well as of all the academics of science
of Europe, was 68 years old. He was a
prolific,, author .of scientific wprks
er of th' Township"
BODY OF SCHWARTZ IS FOUND
Slayer of Julia Connors Drowned
Himself in River.
CONFESSED CRIME TO RELATIVES
Girl, Who Was Stabbed Forty times,
Lived Throng-hoot Mgbt in
- ' Bos Where Her Body
NEW TORK. July 17.-The body of a
man found floating Monday In the Hud
son river and taken to a morgue in Ho
boken was today Identified as that of
Nathan Swarts, Indicted for the murder
of the child Julia Connors In the Bronx
on July 7. The Identification was made
by Frank Alexander, ftwarti's brother-in-law.'
Terrifying details of the murder of Julia
Connors were told to the grand jury yes
terday. Two relatives of Nathan Swarts,
his father and sister, Mrs.' Frances Alex
ander', were present when he admitted
that he murdered the child, according to
Mrs. Alexander. ' At 'the conclusion of the
hearing an Indictment charging murder
ina ths.rirst degree was voted against the
youths, - ;;''.-V . - , ..
k Girl Liven AH Night. .
' Swarts has been missing since shortly
after the murder. The elder Swarts said
he advised his son, upon hearing .the
story of the crime, to commit suicide.
Mrs. Alexander . made the assertion that
the child was jammed In a box after
being stabbed mors than forty times by
Swarts and that she remained alive in
the box throughout a night. Mrs. Alex
ander's repetition of the story she said
her brother had told her was detailed,
explicit and telling in its revelations of
horror. According to Assistant District
Attorney Nott, she told the jury that her
brother said he had met Julia Connors
on Saturday night and asked her to take
a pair of opera glasses to his home
which Is just across the hall from the
vacant flat where the murder was com
mitted. The young man said be followed
the girl and at the top of the stairs
pushed her Into the vacant flat and at
The child ' screamed, according to the
story of Mrs. Alexander, and Swarts
plunged his pocket knife Into her. As
she continued to scream, he stabbed again
and again until she finally fell. Then he
plunged the knife Into her breast near
the heart and Julia remained still.
Then Swarts went to his own home
and procured the box In which the body
was found.' He placed the still living
child In this box after cutting off her
hair, put the box on the dumb waiter
and let it slide to the cellar where he
hid It. Early the next morning, Sunday,
he took the girl, still alive, Into the lot
where she was found later.
Mrs. Alexander said she threw the
youth out of her house when she heard
the tale. He then went to his father's
pl.-ice of business where he told the same
story, according to the father.
Deny Any Action in
. Canal Toll Rates
MONTREAL, July 17.-Sir Thomas
Shaughnesay, president of the Canadian
Pacific railway, today denied absolutely
that this company had made any repre
sentations to Great Britain regarding the
matter of tolls through ' the Panama
E. G. Chamberlain, president ' of the
Grand Trunk, made a similar statement
several days ago.
Canadian railway men generally were
Inclined-today to make light of Repre
sentative Knowland's assertion that the
Canadian railways inspired Groat Brit
ain's protest against the canal bill in Its
present form. .
Fight for New
in South Dakota
WASHINGTON, July 17.-By direct au
thority of President Taft, Senator Gamble
and Representative Burke of South Da
kota announced today that tha president
would oppose any attempt to put electors
or '.cave electors already appointed ' on
1 U e presidential ticket beaded by his name
who are expected Co vote for . Colonel
Senator Gamble and Mr. Burke left the
White House determined to begin at once
a struggle to have a new set of presi
dential electors put on the ticket in South
Dakota. 'l-v-- "' '
Senators O'Gorman and Lodge Make
Direct Charges in Panama Canal ,
FOR FREE TOLLS TO OUR SHIPS
Treaty with Great Britain No Bar t
RULE WOULD HOLD DURING WAR
McCumber Admits Wonld Make Big 1
Ditch Neutral. " '
ONLY BURDEN ON THIS NATION
Senator Root Points Ont that Any
Country May Remit ' Tolls to
Ships and Objects to Ham- j
perlutr America. j
WASHINGTON, July 17. Senator O'Gor- j
man of New York charged In the senate'!
today that railroad Influence was behind ;
Great Britain's protest against the !
Panama canal bill and ho joined with j
Senator Lodge In declaring that the;
United States possessed full rights under
ths British treaty to give free passage
to ships of American register. These two
speeches marked the debate In ths senate
on the Panama canal bill.
Both Mr. Lodge and Mr. O'Gorman de
clared this nation was not bound by tha ;
Hay-Pauncefote treaty to give foreign
ships all the privileges granted American,
ships. Mr. Lodge favored a bill to rebate :
the tolls to American ships, while Sena- i
tor O'Gorman declared the United States!
possessed the full right to give American i
vessels free passage if desired. Senator '
Lodge conceded that it the case went to
The Hague court the United States prob
ably would lose. . . , i
The support today for the provision
giving free passage to American ships
against which Great Britain has protested
was more emphatic than at any time
since. the senate began consideration of
the bill..; Mr. O'Gorman, Mr. Cummins
and others declared that If the United
States had . to construe the treaty liter
ally In giving the ships of all nations
equal treatment. It by other terms of
the treaty would be prevented from de
fending the canal in case of war.
"If a Japaneese beet appeared at the
western end of ths canal" said Senator
Reed of Missouri, "bent upon passing
through to attack the olty of New Tork,
the United States would have no right
under such a construction of the treaty
to take sny steps tgalnst It.". ,
' Senator Burton of Ohio, who made ths
first speech Monday in support of the
British theory that the United States can
give no special privileges to its own -Vessels,,
declared war. would suspend the .
operation of the .treaty.- Senator Mc
Cumber, however,. In a ., speech today
against 'the free, provision eonosded that'
If was hIr -bBtteH,aaat. would haw
to remain neutral even in time of war
and that the United States would be for
bdden by the Hay-Paunoefote treaty from
taking immediate measures to block or
use the canal for . Its own protection. ,
Beuator O'Gorman declared that railroad
Influence was behind the British protest.
: "I do not think British shipping is
grealy interested" he said. "I believe the
railroads of Canada and th railroads of
the United States have been enable to
secure the coopertlon of the British office
of foreign affairs, to . embarrass this
"The only; government that has . as
sumed any especial burden under the
treat yls the United States" said Sen
ator O'Gorman. "England and other
countries have assumed no burdens be
yond the payment of the tolls and the
agreements as to the terms of its neu
trality. . "There Is nothing to prevent England
from remitting to Its merchant ships
every dollar of tolls paid the Panama'
canal. There is onthlng to prevent sim
ilar action by other countries. The only 1
power that la trammeled, restrained and
curtailed I nthe performance of its duties
to Its own cltlsenshlp Is the one that has
spent $440,000,000 . In the construction of
this great enterprise."
He said Spain already had legislated .
"to reimburse Spanish ships for the tolls
Spent in going through our canal."
Senator Lodge raised - the - question
whether the United States would have a
right ' to interfere If another country
should undertake to pay the tolls of its
ships when passing through the canal.
No foreign country, he sold, could Inter
fere with any, arrangement the' United
States might make for the payment of
tolls. . ! '
"If any government should undertake
to do so I for one would protest," he
said. ' . .''-,
CENTRALIA, 111., July 17. Three' pris
oners, C. L. McRaven, Otto Laswsll and
Thomas Tomalson, escaped from the
Salem jail, last night by digging a hole
through a brick wall. Tomalson was
overtaken near Klnmundy, after a run
ning battle with Sheriff Vursell and the
other two were captured . in the woods
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