Washington Post, June 16, 1906

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Washington Post, The (Newspaper) - June 16, 1906, Washington, District Of Columbia Post want-ads., are read by thou- sands of borne readers every morn- ing. The test is beat. cloudy to-day, and to-morrow; variable winds. NO. WASHMGTON: SATURDAY, 'JUNE 16, 1906.-SIXTEEN THREE CENTS. ISSUES FAIRLY JOINED IN MEAT INSPECTION FIGHT QUAKES AT SAN TRAWCISCO Four Distinct Shocks Felt, but No 'Damage Is Done. San Francisco! 'June IS.T-TWO .distinct arthquake shocks in ..rapid succession were felt In this city and .Oakland at :40 o'clock to-night. ?he movement eemed to be 'from west to'east, and was levcral seconds in duration. No .damage was done. '_' Two more slight earthquake ;shodks were experienced at to-night. TEAIN BUNS iMTO DITCH. President's Vigorous Criticism of the House Substitute i Evokes Pointed Reply from the Cqjjunittee. IT SUITS THE PACKERS." SAYS MR. ROOSEVELT "You're Very, Very Retorts Chairman Men Very Much in Earnest Over Radically Different for u Legislation Governing Conditions in "Packingtown." The President's Letter to Mr. Wadsworth. "The White House, Washington, June 14', 1900. "My Dear Mr. Wadsworth: I have gone over your bill very carefully and not only obtained a report from -Mr. McCabe, as I told you I .would, but also obtained a report from Mr. Reynolds on It. I am sorry to say the more close- ly 1 investigate your proposed substitute the worse I'JBnd it. Almost every., change is.one for the worse; so .that It hardly seems necessary for me -to enumerate them. Perhaps the amendment'as you .have now drafted it is not nuilc as bad as it n-as when you submitted it tp me in the flrst instance; but U is very, very bad. There seems to be one point in which it is possible that the amendment is even worse, than the original amendment, if. as seems likely, there 13 no provision for makingr plants accessible, at .all hours to the inspectors. In any eventl I am sorry to have to say that this strikes me as an amendment which, no matter how: unintentionally. Is framed so as.to minimize the chance uf rooting out the evil in the packing Doubtless it suits the object to a thoroughgoing inspection.'much better than the Senate amend- and 1 have no doubt that not only th'e packers, but their" -allies In business, anil those stock-growers who are influenced'by the.m, would prefer it. But I am onvincert it would in the long.run be a heavy blow to the honest stock-raiser and the honest packer to "adopt-these .provisions rather, than the far better ones contained in the Senate amendment; for, as compared With the-Senate amendment, this proposed amendment, which you. tell me is that of the.major- ity committee, would hamper in the.most grossly improper fash- ion jrtie Secretary of Agriculture in workirhich you have appointed JiijjT to tjnd will prevent weil so much "of this as can be done at all find thoroughly done. If-the billtshpuld go through'in the form majority of your.Committee proposes, It I should slgp it aa working "a cfirtain. over the present law; but, if so. 1 stfouU! accompany explicitly stating now-grave the Effects were; and -I cannot even promise -to sign-M. because the provisions (uboDi the courts, as well as about other matters) are so bad that, in my opinion, if they had been deliberately, designed to prevent the remedying of the evils complained of they could no't have been worse. "It seems to me- that the -surest way--to keep our foreign trade from us, and. Indeed, our interstate trade, .likewise, 'in a thoroughly unsatisfactory con- dition, and to prevent its resuming the position which it formerly had, is to enact the law in the shape proposed in the amendments submitted to me by you. Sincerely yours. TH-EODDRE ROOSEVELT. "Hon. James W. Wads'worth, Chairman 'Committee on Agriculture, Ho'use Representatives." STORM BREAKS FN HOUSE COMMITTEE. 'She foregoing letters were left with the of The Post ,'yest.erdtiy evening the fallowing: note; j "ridltor Post: fnasmuch as the Presi- dent haK seen lit to give t.hc substance of -his letter to me to -the press, I. deem it. nu more than just to my thkt he might feel con-' sti'jlned to veto the measure. should it enacted into .law In. the shape it was reported, the storm., broke in the. House. I Comments by Members. Just at the moment when the members of the after several of hard work, believed they had constructed a measure that would meet every re- itulrement of the situation, they found their work pulled to pieces and felt ihe- f'ull force of the President's denunciation of their measure. The comments" spoken privately by members indicated a decided feeling that the President had been too severe In his criticism, and several of the members took occasion to point out the fact that some of the very things complained of by the. President as omitted -were contained In the bill. But 'none of these member? would for publication the Presi- dent's; criticism. Chairman Wadsworth did not call his committee together, but during the day there- was an informal conference, at which the majority of the committee mem- bers we-re present. To these members the text of the President's letter was submit- ted, and It Is understood the character of reply inat should be made was conslder- ed. It is known that the chairman has the indorsement of his fellow-commlttee- reen in his reply to the President, In which the effectiveness of the House sub- stitute asserted. "Safe and It Is not known whether the Speaker was taken Into the confidence of Mr. Wadsworth with regard to his letter, during the day Mr. Wadsworth had a conference with Mr. Cannon, and subse- quently the Speaker said; do not care to d.lscuss in the-press the report of the House committee regarding meat Inspection. It is now pending before the and. In common with other members of the House, I am satisfied it will receive safe and sane consideration, and when Congress adjourns, legislation will be enacted to. provide for efficient in- spection for one-third of the world's pro-a- finding a market in the United States and in foreign countries. "The floor of the House, touching the matter of pending legislation, is the place for debate, consideration, and action." After the committee conference, mem- bers stated, that the committee would "stand pat" on Its substitute.- believing that it was a good bill and provided .for a thorough inspection and would prove an effective remedy for the conditions that had been disclosed. Several members call- ed attention to the fact that the bill con- tained provisions for access.to all parts of the buildings by inspectors and for day night work, as subsequently set out by Mr. Wadsworth In his letter to the President. The criticism' relative to the appoint- ment of inspectors not from the civil ser- vice during- the flrst, year was especially obnoxious to members of the committee, one of a. personal friend. of the President, stated that this was done be- cause the committee was led to believe the Department of Agriculture wished it: that it could have been left out of the bill as well as not." Some Ugly Symptoms. 'During all of yesterday there were ugly symptoms about the House, but a confe'r- ence Jield. late In the afternoon at the White House may result in quieting the troubled situation, and ultimately lead to a solution that will be satisfactory all around. The participants in this conference, be- sides the President, were James B. Rey- nolds, "who assisted- in making the pack- ing-house Ino.uiry for the So- licitor McCabe, of the Department of j Agriculture, and Representative Adams, 1 of Wisconsin, one of the Republican mem- bers of the Committee on Agriculture, who signed the majority report on the meat-inspection-substitute. After discussing the House substitute -thoroughly with Representative Adams, the President indicated just what he wanted written Into the Mr. Adams said he would be perfectly willing- to ac- cept the suggestions made by- the Presi- dent, and would work to that .end in the committee.' The President told-him frank- ly, as he told Chairman Wadsworth the day before, that the substitute, as pre- pared by the majority of the House Com- mittee, was entirely unsatisfactory, and, to his mind, absolutely Inadequate to meet the requirements of the situation. He ob- jected particularly to the court-review, paragraph, which he thought ought to be eliminated. Mot Words, but Substance. The President said to Mr.. Adams that he waa not trying for any particular form of words in the proposed law, but he was after a substance that would be effective and adequate, and proposed to get it if that were possible. The amendments the President .suggested were satisfactory to Representative Adams, who will take'up th'e matter with his colleagues. Just what the amendments were that the President insisted xipon, Mr. Adams >vould not state. There will be no meet- ing of the committee before Monday, as Chairman Wadsworth left last night for his-home In.Genesfco, N. Y., and will not return until Monday morning. Discussing the exemption of the inspec tors from the civil service. Commissioner Greene said "If the bill passes In that form, forty- five persons now on the civil service eligible list' for appointment as meat in- spectors will, in all probability, go unap- pointed, inasmuch as it is fair to presume that political pressure will have weight in filling .the places. An examination Is scheduled for June 25, an.i 'already many inquiries are reaching the commis- slon regarding it. I am speaking con- ISiib yoiir poor, tired, aching, swollen feet with Omega Oil. iTrial bottle, lOc. Baltimore and Return, Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. Every. Saturday and Sundny. All trains both ways, both days, except Royal Lim- ited. Mr, Wadsworth's to the president. on Agriculture, House of HepreBelltatJves, U'. "Washington, D. C., June 15, 1906. "My Dear Mr. President: I deceived' your letter, last night. You are wrong, 'very, "very iri your estimate of the committee's bill. It: is as perfect a piece of legislation to carry into effect yQlir qwn views on this ques-. tion as was ever prepared by a committee of Congress. Every member of-the committee is "absolutely as sincere tin his deslre'-to se-. cure the passage of a meat-irtspeotion bill. know the-meaning of the English.-language. "To show you how unreliable the information Is upon which you base your opinion of the bill, I call your attention ty the following language ;ln your There Is no provision for making the plants accessible at all hours to the inspectors.' "If you will turn to page 4 of the 'bill (copy line 2, you yHll find the-following 'And for the purposes of such examination Inspection said inspectors, sh.all .have access at all times to every part of said establishment.'. "Can the English language be made any-plainer? "Turn-also ,to page 6, you will find this language: "'The Secretary of Agriculture shall .caua.e.an of all cattle, sheep, swine, and. goats; and the thereof, 'slaugii- tered and prepared1 in the establishments-hereinbefQpe poses' of interstate or foreign commerce, to be during the nighttime, .4s well as during: the slaughtering 'iif said' swine, and goats, or (he preparation of said food jirdductt, Is conffucted-during the -.I... J. "Therefore, .in. at-least. -crltTelsnft-yau.' make of-toe; bill, -admit thatt.ycfu are absolutely wrong, .._''. "You "'Doubtless It suits the packers, who object to a thoroughgoing "I told you on Wednesday night, when I submitted the-'bill-.to. the packers Insisted before our committee on having a rigid Inspection law passed. Their life depends upon the committee will bear me'out In the statement that they placed no obstacle, whatever in.our way, but; on the con- trary, gave us Wany valuable suggestions, based upon their practical .knowl- edge of their business. other actual criticism of refers to, tne-'court-re- view' clause, worst that can Ae said of this clause is that perhaps it Is 'already covered'by existing" law. I.haye always oeen taught to honor the judiciary of niy country. I have always been taught to respect rights of its citizens and-to respect t'he rights'of property, and I cannot believe that mere repetition of a'-provision wnlch guarantees to the citizen the privilege of an appeal to the courts of the land when he be- lieves his property rights are threatened can be justlj- or properly objected to. "The rest of your letter deals with generalities, and a general condemna- tion of the committee's bin. If you or your advisers will point out specifically wherein it actually fails to1 accomplish, your -purpose, I can assure you it'will be promptly remedied. "You say further .along in your .letter: cannot even promise.to sign the provisions are so bad that, in my opinion, if they had been deliberately designed to prevent the remedying of the evils complained or, they could not have been worse.' "I regret that you, the president of ..the United States, should feel justi- fied, fey innuendo at least, in impugning and the competency of a committee of the House of Representatives. 'Ton have no. warrant, for It. Very truly yours, J. W. WADSWORTH. "To Theodore Roosevelt, President of the United-States." Norfolk and Western Passenger Narrowly .Escapes Serious' Wreck. Ipeojal to The Washington Post. Suffolk, Va., June Wakefield, to-night, the engine, of No. 4, Nor-, folk and Western fast passenger train, ran into an open switch into a ditch: and.baggage cars were Overturned, but the rest'of tfie train was not derailed. The engineer "arid -fireman were.-only slightly and passen- gers escaped with a" few-bruises. The worst. injured wg.S- Mail ,Agent Glenn, .-whose ,leg. were 'hiirt.. The .tracks will be. clear-'some time Sat- urday. Asaault Two Children the Wheels. New York, June 'the death of two. Italian' children to-night be- neath.-the .'.wheels of a Fourteenth ;street cross-town car at -Avenue ;iA, a mob at- :acked. the mptormah who souglit refuge inside .the., car, -IbcTUnjj both front: and rear were.'rescued 'by. police' reserves, who were hastily summoned.'. The mbtbr- man: arrested, "charged with; homi- cide. DEATHS FROM KBENDS" -STEAKGE; DISEASE servatlvely when I say that as the re- sult of that examination from fifty to seventy-five additional will be obtained, arid that the .commission can furnish Inspectors as fast, as the Asfi-. cultural Department caii use j S.econd Minority. Report. A second-minority report on the Ho.use signed' by Representatives Hausfen, of Iowa, and Davis, of Minnesota, was tiled yesterday just 'before adjourn- ment. -The same fault is found with the court-reviaw; .proposition and th6 civil service amendment as In the flrst minority report. As -to the cost of inspection, and Davis believe the govern- culd pay the cost of the anter .n3 post-mortem inspections. Thfiy tho packers should assume the such further inspection, sanlta- Haugpen ment sh mortem, i believe eost of tian, a? mayvbe'necessarj' to insure clean apd healthful canned products. It ia urged thai, a sufficient amount of money should be appropriated Initially, and the report suggests the amount be to Ensure the inspection. As to the expense to be'borne by-the packers, the report recommends that the Secretary of Agriculture ascertain what this cost will be, and charge a, fee to cover It on each carcass. This fee-is then to .be collfcctecl by the .Secretary of.-the Treasuv and turned into the Treasury. The fee Is to be uniform and In amount only sufficient to cover the cost of the' inspection. The re-port concludes with, the statement that there are features in both the Beverhtge amendmentvand In the substitute, but the signers of the re- port favor the Beveridge amendment vtd the substitute. STOLE TO BUY BEIDE A HOUSE. Admits" Embezzle- ment from Department Store. Philadelphia, Pa., June Charged With embezzline J2.000, Fred R. cashler in a large department, store, was to-day held In ball for trial. At. the hearing Gllpln 'said J1.000 of the money had been used to make a payment on a house and the remainder was -to go toward furnishing the house, which he was soon to occupy with his bride. The Modern Fireproof Of Union Trust Co. offer absolutely safe storage for household effects at very rea- sonable rate. Main office, 1414 P s't.- nw. 878 North Pacific Coast C. O. Hy. Excursion tickets to .Portland. Oreff., and 'return, account Hotel Men's Associa- tion on sale June IT to 21. Sixty, days' limit, diverse route, liberal stop-overs. In- quire 809 Fourteenth street or 613 Pennsyl- vania avenue. MURDERER IN TOMB ALIVE Awful Punishment' for Slayer of Sentence of. Crucifixion Changed to Slow- er Death-Screaiaed Cpntinually for' First 'wo Days of Intombment. London, June 15.-5-A dispatch from Tan gier to'a news agenoy-liere.aays: "Accordhiig to advices from Marakesh the cobbler Mesfewl, who had been coii .vlcted of the murder of thirty-six women whose bodies were found burled under his !shop- and in his garden, has, expiated his crime. Instead of teing- crucified, .as ha( been intended, at the last moment it was ordered that he be walled up alive. "Previous to the final act in the trag-edj MeafeWl was subjected to daily Hogglr _ "While the masons were working they were surrounded by a mob, who jeered Mesfewi. "The first two d4ys of his intombmen the cobbler screamed continuously, bu the third day the "living tomb gave forth no sound. It Is presumed the murdero died of exhaustion." A DBAW. Action in Every Bound, but Neither Had the Advantage. Philadelphia, June Lewis; o this city, and Joe pans fought a fast six round 'bout at the'-Natlonal Athletic Club to-night, -in which neither man had the advantage. There, was lots of action' in every, round, men exhibiting fa more cleverness in getting away from blows than In delivering them. Lewis did his .Best work with his left. Whenever Cans seemed disposed to ge into Lewis would send hi left' into the negro's face and get awrj before the latter could retaliated Although Gans. put up a fast tight, he was -a little- bit slower than he usually Is Special Summer Rote, Saturday] To Old Point ana Norfolk; Va. Beach good returning Sunday night.. -Nor- folk and Washington Steamboat Company BATTLE WITH THE PfiLIGE Women Struggle Furiously to Op Political Meeting.; JuryJnyestigates East River Tunnel Fatalities. Blood of Men Working in Compressed Air Fatal in Four Re- cent Hundred Stricken lien Taken from. Bore Since Jantiiry 1. Construction Company Accused. New jury toTd9y. an. InveisittBaJibn'. .pf' the ea'in ,t under'the wttt) are said, to have ffonX working .in compressed .afe, Pearson cdntractorsi In the course of-the hearing it--was fled men ha-ve.been .ofi the tunnel since January with "tlie .'Air: permeated with gas and1, bad'odors has been.pumped Into the, p Look, tenders .have been durlng-the past-month. Men totally unfit have been by the medical inspectors to work in pressed auV No hospital in is properly ped to care fbr the. victims of.'the caisson: disease. Dr. O'Hanlon Explains Disease. Coroner's Physician O'Hanlon- was'. e'd, and described the effects of coihpresiseft air .upon.the human body: In the WSekele, one of. the victims: of; O'Hanlon.said, that, air was so dominant in the body that', when he passed his hand along the arms and, legs the1 air under the.-skfn-surged an'd that.air bubbles.-.were perfectly-palpable.' '-IThe Bald the physician, yun air pressure'absorbs.-a certain'amo.uixt air; when the-, air pressure -becomes..'tgo greaf'the .blood, has. moce-alr than' absorb, and death o'ffeii Dr. O'Hanlon said further should be re-examined every four; hours. that-., whether throusb lessness' of the company or through- the" part of the Belves; the tunnel workers Jnore as a result of rapid exits from .high fees- sure .than from ..simple contact; wtth-Jthe Jiigh pressure. Policeman Patrick ghanley testified; that he, had iriformation about nten wlio were froml the tunnel. .OneLPf. men; em- .ployed there had tpld'him, he slaid.xtbat instructions had been given to keejpnftiilet about anything that happened the tunnel, LEITEB MUST PAY New York Court Affirms Judgmeit Awarded a Grain Broker. Defense Sought Refuge in Illinois Law -Holding that Transactions in Options Are'Void. New June Appellate- D.i- vislon of tlie: Supreme. Court Here to-oaj- handed down 'a decision affirming. judg- ment and a large" amount of interest In. favor of Za vs. Letter. action -wa's. based' note, dated IDeaemher -bi Letter to -the Allen-Grier-Zellar C6m- pany, payabie'-in'three with-inter- est at 3 -per: cent, which- .was !y .transferred to the plafntlfl for .value ce'Lye'd "before'maturity. The defense sei. up that the plaintiff was a jnember payee firm and knew that the- given in" liquidation'Vbf.f a wagering1' contract, arising out of the taking- of options to buy or sell grsiin jat future time, without an Intention "tha the cohirnodity should be- deliyered. All- contracts concerrang tlbn, it was considered, are speeutcaily declared to be void by the statutes ;of Illinois, where the transactions were had Pine Collection Furniture And nigs at auction direct from manufacturers. Inspection IrivifiBd. Wii son Mayers, 1227 and 1229.