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LE DEADLOCK IN
CONGRESS IS BROKEN
Senate and House Pass General
Deficiency Bill and Adjourn
LA FOLLETTE WINS HIS POINT
Resolution to Continue Archbold
Roosevelt Inquiry is Passed.
GOES OVER UNTIL OCTOBER
Committee Will Investigate Corre
spondence with Congressmen.
STATE CLAIMS TO GO OVER
Chamberlain Abandons Filibuster on
Condition That They be In
cluded In Next Session's
WASHINGTON, Aug. 26.-The second
session of the sixty-second congress ad
journed both houses at 4:30 p. m. today.
The double deadlock that had held It
over from Saturday and Into an early
morning Sunday session dissolved when
it met today.
'Without a roll call Senator La Follette
won his fight to force the senate to pass
the Penrose resolution, directing an in
quiry Into the Archbold-Penrose-Roose-velt
controversy involving Standard OH
contributions to the republican campaign
of 1904 and correspondence or financial
transactions between Mr Archbold,
George W. Perkins, Colonel Roosevelt
and .members of congress.
The committee which Is directed' by
i the resolution to make the inquiry, how
I ever, will not begin before October,
i 'The general deficiency bill, upon which
there was a second flllibuster in. an at
I tempt to force the house" to accept the
! senate's amendments - to ' pay certain
claims of Oregon, Virginia, Maryland and
Texas, was finally agreed upon with the
understanding the bill be passed this
year without the claims and that they be
included next year.
And thus the session came to a close
without a voting quorum in either house.
i Provision of Resolution.
' "As finally amended the resolution
authorizes the Clapp committee to probe
the following points:
The statement of Senator Penrose made
In the senate regarding the Standard Oil
company's campaign contributions to the
republican Rational committee of 1904.
Expenditures ,and contributions in the
campaign fund for presidential nomina
tions this year.
Financial transactions and correspon
dence relating thereto between John D.
Arohbold and members Qt the senate and
hoUB--- V" - ""
Financial transactions and correspon
denca relating thereto between Geerg W.
Perkins, Colonel Roosevelt and members
of the senate and ,house. ; - -
The house took a recess ait 2:25 o'clock
until 4:25 On the theory that the senate
then would be caught up and an adjourn
ment soon would follow.
Senate Yields to House.
On motion of Senator Warren, the sen
ate receded from its amendments to the
general deficiency bill, thus meeting the
demands of the bouse and removing the
last apparent obstacle to adjournment.
The measure struck from the bill tho
claims of Oregon, Virginia, Maryland and
Texas and provision - for one month's
extra pay for employes at the capital.
Senator Chamberlain, explaining his as
sent to the program, said he had been
prevailed upon to withdraw his opposi
tion because of the numerous just claims
in the bill which would remain unpaid If
"I withdrew' my opposition ' very re
luctantly," he said, "for I believe that
the claim of my state which las been re
fused in this bill is eminently just and
UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR WHO
ADDRESSED STATE BANKERS.
ft4 ,W iVSS
FY-WIRF1 KS HFin
Late PresideVW' United Company
Dies Suddenly in Atlanta
SERVING THREE-YEAR' TERM
Convicted of Usin the United States
Mails to Defraud.
PROF. C. W. PUGSLET.
(ATLANTA CONTRACTOR LOST
( IN MICHIGAN WOODS
ATLANTA, Ga., Aug. 26-Moise D
l Leon, prominent Atlanta contractor, is
j believed by his relatives here today to
lb either lost In the Michigan woods or
to have met a more tragic fate. Police
In Chicago and Michigan have been asked
to search for him.
Nothing has been heard from De Leon
! since he left his brother's home In Chi
Icago, August 9, saying that he was going
(to Saginaw, Mich., and from there into
jthe northern woods for a fishing trip.
jHe Is said to have had considerable
I money with him. ,
E. W. De Leon of Chicago, brother of
,'the missing man and president of a
I casualty company, today notified rela
ties here that the Saginaw police liad
been unable to discover if the contractor
ver arrived there.
Defense of Becker
Will Be Conspiracy
on Part of Gamblers
NEW YORK, Aug. 26.-W!th the ap
pointment of W. J. Flynn, chief of the
local secret service, as chief Investigator
of the aldermanie Investigation committee,
came the news today that the ablest de
tectives in the country will aid Chief
Flynn in ferreting out evidence of police
blackmail. The committee expects to
meet tomorrow for further organization.
Police Lieutenant Charles Becker, now
behind the bars on charges of instiga
ting the murder of Herman Rosenthal, the
gambler, was busy tcaay preparing de
fense of the accused lieutenant. Becker's
lawyer, it Is learned, expects to show that
he was the victim of a gambler's plot,
headed by "Bald Jack" Rose and the
men who have supported his "confession."
Rose and others, counsel will assert,
have sufficient reasons to seek revenge on
Becker for his activities against them.
It vill be further alleged that a plot to
murder Rosenthal was conceived three
months before he was killed, but the plan
was abandoned at the Instance of certain
east side gamblers. It also will be con
tended that Rosenthal was offered 10,006
to go to Canada, but that when he de
manded $25,000 it was decided to make
away with him.
Subpoenas probably will be Issued today
by the district attorney's office for the
appearance of landlords of property used
as disorderly houses and gambling dens
before the special grand Jury investigat
ing police graft that haicropped.out In
the Rosenthal murder .case. V
STRICKEN WHILE IN LIBRARY
Had Been in Good Health Up to Few
RECENTLY ON WITNESS STAND
The Amazing Adventures of Theodore
In Mar He Was Taken to New York
by Gnard to Testify in Bank
ruptcy Case Spent Month
at That Place.
Court Refuses tjp
, Dismiss Charge
LOS ANGELES, Cal.. Aug. 26.-Te mo
tion -of Clarence S. Darrow's attorneys
to dismiss the indictment charging tha
former chief counsel of the McNamaras
with the bribery of Robert F. Bain, the
first juror chosen to try James B. Mc
Namara, was denied today by Presiding
Judge Willis of the superior court. The
case was continued until tomorrow, when
the date of Darrow's trial on the Bain
charge will be set.
Attorneys for Darrow, and the defend
ant himself, were obviously disappointed
at the" adverse ruling of the court Earl
Rogers, chief consul for Darrow, argued
that as the jury which tried Darrow re
cently on the charge of having bribed
George Lockwood, had heard all of the
Bain evidence and held it to be Insuffi
cient, It would be a waste of time and an
unnecessary imposition upon Darrow to
bring him to trial again.
District Attorney John 1 D. Fredericks
Insisted that the state had strong evi
dence and was confident of a conviction.
It was stated that the prosecution did
not have to rely In this case solely upon
the testimony of Bert Franklin and Bain,
both of whom made confessions,
ATLANTA. Ga., Aug. 26.-Colonel C. C.
Wilson, aged 67 years, former president
of the United Wireless company, died
late lust night at the United States peni
tentiary here, where Ji was serving a
three-year sentence for using tho mails
In an attempt to defrauc. Uraemlc
poisoning was given as the cause of the
Colonel Wilson was stricken while read
ing in the prison library last night. Im
mediately he was removed 'to the prison
hospital, whero he died. Prison officials
said that he had been in good health up
The colonel's young wife, to whom he
was married just before his conviction a
little more than a year ago, has been
Sentenced Year Ago. ' .
Colonel Wilson began serving his sen
tence on August 23. 1911. He was taken
to New York last May by one of the,
prison guards to testify in bankruptcy
proceedings instituted against the United
Wireless company. Several postpone
ments of the ease necessitated his being
held in New York for more than a
month and It became known that the
(ruard was allowing him a great deal of
personal liberties during that period.' In
stead of being kept in the Tombs, he was
permitted to stay in a private house.
On one occasion, It Is said, he was seen
near his former haunts in Wall street.
The Department of Justice took notice
of these reports and Instituted an in
vestigation. The guard was dismissed
and early last month Wilson was re
turned to the Atlanta prison.
Banker Makes a Fortune.
NEW YORK. Aug. 26.-Joseph G. Robin,
Who Is In the Tombs awaiting sentence
following his conviction for grand larceny
In connection with ,the wrecking of the
Northern bank, . Is said to have 'made an
other fortune through speculation which
he carried,; on while., a prisoner. With
view that' Robin could furnish valuable
Information in the case now pending
against former City Chamberlain Hyde,
the . former president of the Northerti
bank was- hot sentenced, after his convic
tion, but was kept to the. Tombs and dur
ing the daytime It la, reported he oc
cupied a room In - the criminal courts
building which is equipped with a tele
phone and typewriter. .
I I ? 'IS! (y'H
I ldS TH 'MOUNTAIN. " dCLS LOOOCWBS
IS! f ffl Suddenly mSs&f3 arose from the
Ii eirrzrO ' MfflPk Fnic stricken
ill 'rff''' 5) Ppkf FASSENCER
111 ' 'fy l ' 1 -MAPTH u. g.
Premier Borden is
to See Suffragettes
LONDON, Anug. 26.-The British suf
fragettes are about to put Robert L. Bor
den, the Canadian premier, to the test
He has finally consented to receive a
delegation of women who will place be
fore him their views on all phases of
their political status and request to be
told of his opinions and as to whether
he intends to d) anything for their cause
In the Dominion of Canada.
Mr. Borden has been the recipient of
much attention from the suffragettes
since his arrival in England some months
He has, however, succeeded in evatlng
their demands for an Interview, but he
has now relented and consented to meet
a delegation which will call on htm Sat
.WORK BEGINS ON PARCELS
POST SYSTEM AT ONCE
WASHINGTON, Aug. 26. -Postmaster
General Hitchcock announced today that
he would confer Immediately with mem
bers of the Interstate Commerce commis
sion, respecting rates for the parcels post
system authorized by congress. The sys
tem will be put Into operation as soon as
"I believe," said Mr. Hitchcock, "that
domestic parcels post will prove of im
mense benefit to the people of the country
and eventually will afford substantial
financial support to the Postofflce depart
ment." ' -.
For Nebraska Fair.
For Iowa Fair,
emperature at Oman
5 a. m.
t a. m.
7 a. m.
9 a. m.
Close on Sundays
WASHINGTON, Aug.' 2S.-A11 first and
second class postoffices will be closed on
Sundays as a result of one provision of
the new postal aproprlation bill passed
by congress and signed by President Taft
Every Important city In the Unltsd
States is affected. Hereafter only special !
delivery letters will pass through on that I
day and no mail will be placed In lock
,Postofrfcee In several cities have been
closed Sundays heretofore. The post
master general has permitted that under
a regulation where it was evident that
local sentiment demanded it. The closing
is now compelled by law.
Traction Wage Dis
pute WiOe Settled
CHICAGO, Aug. 25.-Settlement of the
wage controversy between the street rail
way companies and their union employes
was expected to be reached today when
union leaders and officials of the com
pany held another conference at Mayor
Harrison'a Invitation. It was the eighth
conference called by the mayor to avert
a general strike and bring about peace.
Two Boys Drowned in
Pond Near Deadwood
DEADWOOD, S. D Aug. 26.-(Speclal
Telegram.) Although he could not swim,
8-year-old Onl Giiffen gave his ' life In
an attempt to rescue his companion,
John Lanyon, aged 12, in an Ice pond
near here yesterday and both boys were
drowned. A. watchdog guarding their
clothes led to the discovery of the acci
dent just too late. The older boy had
gotten Into fifteen feet of water and
called for help. Both boys live In Ter
Loeb Will Be Called
to Testify in Regard
to Campaign Funds
OYSTER BAY. N. Y., Aug. 26.-What
Colonel Roosevelt knew and did In the
matter of John D. Archbold's alleged
$100,000 contribution to the republican cam
paign fund In 1904, what President Roose
velt said to the late E. H. Harriman and
what Mr. Harriman said to President
Roosevelt about Harriman's $260,000 con
tribution, are matters to which William
Loeb, Jr., formerly Mr. Roosevelt's private
secretary. Is prepared to testify before
the senate committee investigating cam
paign contributions, Colonel Roosevelt
"Mr. Loeb told me last night that he
had seen statements that he was to be
brought before the committee," Colonel
Roosevelt said. "He wished to come and
tell me about these rumors. I told him
that If he was called he was to go, of
course; and to testify to everything."
WASHINGTON, Aug. 26-George W.
Perkins will not testify tomorrow, as had
been arranged, before the Clapp commit
tee of the senate investigating contri
butions to .the campaign funds of 1904 and
108. The' 'tangle ftver.. adjournment in
which congress finds itself, which has
mafle It jmjMMWlWt tyr th pomm.Uta to
get a quorum, has., overturned hat plan.
The appearance. oC Mr.'' Ptrklna has been
Indefinitely ' postponedi '
Criticize Canal Bill
LONDON, Aug. 26. The Panama canal
bill was characterized today as practically
a dishonest repudiation of a direct bar
gain, by newspapers representing the
views of alt the Britlnsh 'political parties.
- Meanwhile no definite broceedtire by the
British government In regard to the bill
can be framed for, nearly , all the cabinet
members are scattered over the European
continent at various watering places or
else shooting grouse on the Scottish
moors and most of the prominent poli
ticians outside of the cabinet are engaged
in similar ways.
It ia certain, however, that the govern
ment will propose the reference of tho
question to The Hague court of arbitra
tion, although no details of the method
of submitting it have been agreed upon.
Masher Badly Hurt '
by Negro Athlete
i DES MOINES, la.. Aug. 26Rayraond
Dysart. colored, who last year played on
the freshmen foot ball team of Minne
sota state university, Is being held by the
police after probably having fatally in
jured Michael Elde, white, when the
latter, according to the police. Insulted
two young girls last night. Witnesses
told the police that Eide threw his arms
about the girls, that they screamed for
help and that Dysart, who was standing
nearby. Knocked Eide to the pavement,
breaking his neck.
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GRINNELL, la.,' Aug. 26. (Speclal.)
Thomas J. McCarthy, tte Davento:t con
tractor who waj so badly injured in an
automobile accident on Krlc!ay afternoon
and , brought to the city hospital here, j
was operated upon Saturday afternoon j
and died that evening. He was a well !
known contractor of Davenport la. HU :
three companions Thomas Walsh, Pat- j
rick McCa:thy and Reed Lane are also
prominent Davenport men.
APPEAL TO RED CROSS FOR
AID TO FLOOD SUFFERERS
WASHINGTON, Aug. 24-Talcs of
poverty, sickness and threatened starva
tion came to the American Red Cross
headquarters here today from the relief
committee at Natchez, Miss.- The com
munication made an urgent request for
10,000 to be used in alleviating the suf
fering on account of the recent flood
In the Mississippi valley. The appeal' was
promptly telegraphed , to Mabel !
Boardman at Manchester, Vt.. for fiction.
It is probable that a preliminary dona
tion will be t 'egraphed to Natchez by
Petition for Recall
1 of Gov. Johnson
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 28.-A petition
for the recall of Governor Hiram W.
Johnson has been put In circulation here
by Alva Udell, an attorney. Udell could
not be found today. Investigation failed
to show that he had any powerful support
In offering the petition.
' One of the charges made In the petition
is that Governor H. W. Johnson approved
legislation intended to foster land grab
bing by wealthy Individuals. Udell led a
demonstration against the relief corpora
tion of San Francisco in the disorders
following the great fire of 1906.
Thrown from Train
SPARTA, Wis., Aug. 26.-AuthoritleS
suspect that George W. Burns, United
State artlleryman, found unconscious on
a railway track near Sparta today and
who died later at a hospital, was thrown
by companions from a moving passenger
train late last night. Burns was 24 years
of age and was a member of battery V,
Fifth artillery, Fort-8nelllng, Minn.
POSTHUMOUS TITLE FOR
LATE EMPEROR OF JAPAN
TOKIO. Aug. 26,-The posthmous title
of "Meljl Tenm," meaning "emperor of
the era of enlightenment," Is to be con
ferred on the late Emperor Mutshlto dur
ing a great ceremony to be held at the
Imperial palace here tomorrow. The Jap
anese Diet has been prorogued.
The National Capital
Monday, Angit 20, 101 ST.
Met at noon. '
Mr. Lb Follette prepared to continue h's
filibuster to force veto on the Penrose
Petitions for Investigation of election of
Senators Chilton and Watson presented.
Met at noon.
Marked time for the senate's adjourn
W00DR0W WILSON IS COMING
Democratic Candidate Will Make
One Speech in Nebraska.
SULLIVAN IS OUTLINING TOUR
All Addresses Will Be Formal and
There Will Be No Talking;
from Real Platform of
CHICAGO, Aug. 26.-Roge- C. Sullivan
of Chicago, former democratic national
committeeman from Illinois, said that
Governor Wilson would make one speech
in Chicago during the campaign an l a
second Illinois speech at some down state
point, probably Springfield, during state
fair week. Mr. Sullivan also said that
Governor Wilson would speak ut K.insas
City, St. Louis and Lincoln, Nob. It was
stated, however, that Governor Wilson
would make no attempt to deliver any
car-end speeches at any other points.
His speeches at the cities named will be
formal, and the democratic party nomi
nee will do all his traveling between
points at night. ,
SEA GIBT,. N,.J.1r Aug. 13, Q.ivarnor
Woddrow Wilson's plan for making only
a few scheduled campaign addresses and
no stumping tours met with the approval
of .'the .member 6f .,th campaign. eonr
pilttee, with .'whom the governor conferred
at national democratic) committee head
quarters in New York today. . ,
VI am only to speak on particular oc
casions," announced the governor "and
there wllMe no stumping tour."
In announcing his Itinerary for the next
three- weeks, the governor revealed his
Intention of concentrating his ' attention
on New Tork, Pennsylvania und New
Jersey. He will open his campaign In
New York with a speech on Labor Jay
"I have a speech in my system about
worklngmen," said the governor, "which
I have Intended to get out for some time.
This speech will be given at a "dollar
dinner" given by the Worklngmtn's
Woodrow Wilson league of New York.
He said he had talked about cimpalgn
finances with National Treasurer Wells
and Messrs. Morgenthau and Crano of
the finance committee. He was In confer
ence just two hourj and had to rush to
the Pennsylvania station In a taxlcab to
catch a train.
No dates for Governor Wilson's western
trip have been settled upon, and aside
from announcing his probable stopping
place Mr. Sullivan could give no details
of the visit.
Demand Inquiry Into
Charge Against West
WASHINGTON. . Aug. 26.-A demand
for the' Investigation of the election of
Senator W. E. Chilton and C. W. Watson
of West Virginia was made in a petition
signed by Governor Glasscock and others,
presented today , to the senate through
Senator Galllnger, the presiding officer.
The petition c,alled attention to the elec
tion of the two West Virginia senators.
A request for the reading of the petition
was made by Senator Pentose before Its
contents were' known. When the docu
ment had been partly .. read Senators
Bailey and Bacon objected to the print
ing of its allegations In the public records
of the senate before they had been In
vestigated by the committee on privileges
and elections. -
The petition contained records of news
paper charges and alleged conversations,
Intimating that charges of bribery had
been made, but never had been Investi
gated. ', . ....
Senators Bacon and Bailey charged that
while the election took plaee nearly -two
years ago and the charges had been
made about that, time, Governor Glass
Dock and lis associates purpoiely had
refrained frotrisen&lng the petition' to
the United States senate until almost tha
Mast day of its session; ; '1" " V"
Wins British Eace
SAINT MALO. Aug. 26.-Charles T.
Weymann, the Amertcan aviator, today
won the principal event of the hydro
aeroplane meeting, which started here on
Saturday. , Weymann, who flew In a
monoplane, made the excellent time of
one hour and forty minutes for the dis
tance of 145 kilometers, (approximately
90 miles, 1 furlong), from St. Malo to the
Island of Jersey and back. The whole
race was over the waters of the English
Dies of Bullet Wound
YANKTON, S. D., Aug. 26.-The au
ttvorlttes are Investigating the death of
an 8-year-old son of R. H. Bennet, a
farmer of Beaver Creek. The little boy
was found shot through the heart In
the farm home. Four children were in
the house alone, and' It is thought a
young brother shot the boy accidentally
In play, as a loaded revolver was found
with one shot fired, replaced where Mr.
BennH always kept It. The boy denies
any knowledge of how his brother was
LIFE SAVINGS OF WOMAN
ARE RESTORED BY CONGRESS
WASHINGTON. Aug. . 26.-Foreclosure
of a mortgage on a Montana home was
prevented and the savings of a lifetime
were restored to Mrs. Kathcrln Muc
Donald of Bulte, when congress last
night pas :d the Shoshone irrigation
claim bill. Mrs. MacDonald will receive
(11,000 of the $12.0X1 carried Jn the bill
for the rellf of aflout 400 claimants who
loht heavily by the failure of a contract
ing firm which was creeling the Wyoming
President Taft vetoed the original bill,
but approved the measure w';.lch In Its
final form imports the charge against
the general reclamation fund.
Illness Compels '
I 4 Kaiser to Cancel
; ; All Engagements
i CASSEL, Hesse-Nassau, ' Aug. 26. Em
peror William Is suffering considerable
from pain from the attack of muscular
rheumatism which has affected him for
some - days. The doctors In attendance
have advised his majesty that It will be
neoessary to avoid exposure during the
prevailing bad weather. The. emperor
has therefore taken strict precautions
against cold and wet as he does not wish
anything to Interfere with Ills approach
ing visit to Switzerland to attend the
army maneuvers there.
The report of the emperor's condition
Issued today says the muscles and glands
of his majesty's neck, are causing him
great pain. The affection began with a
chill on Friday, which was followed by
pronounced illness. ,
FAMOUS GIRL UMPIRE
SAVES MAN'S LIFE
SIOUX FALLS, S. D., Aug. 26.-Spe-clal.)
By rendering first aid to the
drowning, Miss Amanda Clement, the
famous base ball umpire of South Dakota,
who, during tho last year has been phys
ical director In the Young Women's
Christian association headquarters at La
crosse, Wis., saved the life of a young
man who apparently had been drowned.
Particulars of the rescue have been re
ceived' by South Dakota friends of Miss
Clement. ,Insteadof returning to South
Dakota this summer and accepting tha
numerous Invitations to umpire ball
games, Miss Clement has remained at
LeCrosse, and has devoted the summer
to teaching classes of young women and
girls to swim. The young man was swim
ming near where Miss Clement had her
bevy of girls. Another man named Hood
went to the rescue of the drowning young
man, and when he had brought him to
shore was so exhausted himself that he
could do nothing further . to resuscitate
the young man, who was next to death's
door. Miss Clement saw the rescue and
went to the assistance of the young man.
Her knowledge of first aid to the ap
parently drowned came in very handy,
and after strenuous work she had the
satisfaction of seeing the young man re
cover consciousness. Jt was generally
conceded that he would have died after
being brought to shore had not Miss
Clement been at had to work ovor him so
promptly and so scientifically.
ROYAL FLUSH ON TWO-CARD
DRAW CAUSES DEATH OF FOUR
TEKOA, ' Wash., Aug. 2' Four men
were killed here today following an argu
ment over a raloon card game. During
a game of poker Patrick Collins drew
two cards. On the "showdown" he
placed a royal flush upon the table. A
dispute followed, during which Curlev
Gardner truck Collins on the head with
a revolver, killing him. Tputy Sheriff
William Estep of Colfax and Grant Dick
son, town marshal, went to' the falcon
to, summon witnesses. As they entered
th door, Palous Gardner, Curley's
brother, shot both officers to death. Then
he' fired a bullet Into his own brain.'
Hill I I llkl
Nebraska Bankers' Convention is
Enlivened by Speech in Whioh
Many Are Put on the Spit.
Third Party Candidate is Not Named,
but Pen Picture is Shown.
RESPECTS PAID TO ROCKEFELLER
Places Pointed Out Where Stench of
the Oil May Be Detected.
PUGSLEY TALKS OF AGRICULTURE
Scientific Aa-ricaltarlst of the State
Shows that Soil Is the Place
Where Wealth of Country
The feature of the first day of the six
teenth session of the convention of the
Nebraska Bankers' association came yes
terday afternoon when T. L. Matthews
of Fremont In an address arraigned the
money kings, the trusts and at the same
time paid his respects presumably to
Theodore Roosevelt, though he did not
mention his name.
"I' would not want to say anything of
fensive or Inject politics Into this address.
but I am constrained to say that a mas
whose coffers are filled with the snolli
or the steel trust, the harvester trust
and others too numerous to mention, sev
eral of which were under indictment for
high crimes and misdemeanors, that man
ia not an Ideal character to stand as
godfather to a reform party whose shib
boleth Is, 'Thou shalt not steal."
When Mr. Matthews finished the fore
going statement 'In his' address on "The
Relation, of the Banker, to Society," .he
was greeted by' aplause that lasted flv
minutes. ' ' . , ...
' The speaker made the statement near
the close of his address, which had been
principally, a villlflcatlon of the money
kings of the world. He frequently was
Interrupted by the applause, but his ref
erence - to Theodore Roosevelt received
greater endorsement than anything else
Mr. Matthews said he was not framing
an Indictment finding all rich men crim
inals, "for that would In no wise be
true." "We are voicing an objection,"
he declared, "to the maladministration of
massed wealth and calling attention to a
few danger' signals."
I', i iuVitcd tV rm Paipits. '
when he had finished he received con
gratulations from all sides, two or three
preachers . fnvltjng him to. occupy their
pulpits and deliver the address to their
congregations. . "' '
Mr. MattHswa quoted Andrew Carnegie,
saying "While the law may be some
times hard for. the Individual; It Is best
for the rSce, because It Insures the sur
vival of the fittest In every department.
We accept and welcome, therefore, as
Condition in nhlnli .
w ...v., ..o muni accommo
date ourselves. 'Great inequality of en
"J. P. Morgan ' has a controlling In
fluence In financial and Industrial Insti
tutions whose capitalisation amounts to
J12,000,000.000. , The wealth of tho ITn!H
States Is computed at 1108,000,000,000, so
you see, Mr. Morgan controls an amount
equal to one-ninth of the wealth of all.
'. "The Wall Street Journal defines bank
ing power as being measured by tho sum
of capital, surplus, deposits and circula
tion. The 7.000 national bunks have
combined banking power of t6,000,0GO,O!.
Mr. Morgan's ownership and control of
wealth, which I placed at I12.000.000.0OO. '
therefore. Just doubles the sum of tho
banking power of all the national banks
of 'the United States.
"While Mr. Morgan's ownership and
control Is stupendous and monumental, he
stands not alone as one , to whom the
distribution of wealth has given prom
inence and undue and dangerous pow.r.
Mr. Carnegie's fortune Is estimated at
$500,000,000. the larger part of it made out
of watered stock sold to the people; rotten
armor plates sold to the government, as
was proved by a congressional Investiga
tion; the protection of an uncalled for
high tariff and the abuse of the men.
women and children In the employ of the
Steel trust." 4
As tw Rockefeller.
"The personal fortune of Mr. Rocke
feller Is estimated at 11,000,000,000. made by
stifling competition, bribery, secret re
bates, violation of the lawg of humanity ,
and the laws of God. - - ,
"The stench of kerosene has polutud ttsu
lobby rooms of every legislature from
Maine to Manila, and no Rockefeller
foundation will ever in time or eternity
atone, or compensate the debauchery of
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