May 2, 1907

But the Department of Justice May
Take Action Today.

WASHINGTON, May 1. --(Special.) To the disappointment of Senator Warner the department of justice failed to send the Charles Anderson pardon papers to the president today for his signature. Attorney Bonaparte concluded that he wanted the recommendation of the district attorney of Oklahoma before giving the final recommendation to the president. The pardon clerk wired the district attorney and late this afternoon received a message from him recommending the pardon. Bonaparte, however, had left for Baltimore in the meantime and so his signature could not be obtained tonight. Senator Warner will call on the department of justice in the morning and hopes to get speedy action. The only reason why the department insisted on the case taking the usual course as far as a recommendation is concerned is that it does not want to set a precedent that will rise to embarrass it in future pardon cases.