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To 10 Per Cent
Cliilcl Labor Tax
Section Sure to Become
Law, but Gpponents Say
It Is Unconstitutional
Whole Bill Gone Over
But Many Sections Adopted
?Measure Expected To
Be Passed in February
New York Tribuns
WASHINGTON'. Jan. 15.?The Sen?
ate amer.dmrnt placing a 10 per cent
net profits tux on the product of child
labor entering into interstate conz
mcree. designed to take the place of
the child labor act recently declared
unconstitutional by the Suprenje Court,
was adopted to-day by the conferrees
on the war revenue uill.
The child labcr amendment actiozz
is of great importance, as it seems to
mak" it certain that it will become
law. Opponents of the measure dc
clare that the present form is also
unconstitational. As it imposes a tax
of 10 per cent of the net profits in
addition to all other taxts on indus?
tries employing child labor, it will be
prohibitive in effect on such busi
In to-day's work the conference com
raittee agreed to substantially all of
the Senate amendments. The Senate j
prevailed in regard to its amendment i
restoring the first class letter postage*
rate to t'.vu cents an ounce beginning
Some Changes Made.
The special license taxes are covered
in Title X of the bill and were very
considerably altered by the Senate. I
For example the Senate changed the
House provision of a tax of $1 on each
thousaiul of the average capital in?
vested in a business to a tax at the
Bamc rate on the amount of the nez.
assets in excess of $5,000. The Senate
also excepted life insurance and'mu-j
tual insurance companies from its ap- i
The Senate reduced the tax on
brok^rs from $100 to $40 and excused '
exehange membcrships from .\ny spe?
cial tax il the nzembership is not worth
42,000 or more. Above that value tho
tax is the same as in the House bill?
that is, $100 un to $5,000 and $150 over
that figure. The tax on ship brokers
and customs brokers was reduced from
$50 to $40.
The tax on theatres, concert halls.
etc, was not changed, except that a
number rf exceptions were made The
circu ? tax was reduced from $200 to
raxicah Section Changed
Tl e taxicab tax was reduced from
10 per cenl of the gross receipts of ?'.he
business to $10 per nnnum on each car,
and sightseeing automobiles were put
in a clas*. by tizemselves with a tax of
$20 v. yenr, instead of 10 per cent.
The Senate changed the tax on to?
bacco manufacturere so tr.at they shali
l>ay a flat tax of $21 and limits the
House rate of 16 cents per 1,000 pounds
to the excess of annual sales over 208,*
The chief difference between the House
and Senate in regard to the advisory
tax board is that the House made
the board independent of the Treasury
Department to a large degree by pro?
viding that it.; members should be ap?
pointed by the President. The House
also fixed the salarios at $9,000 i nd
prescrihed that there should be live
members of the board*.
The statement was made by repre?
sentatives of Philippine business inter
eats that the pending revenue bill will
be ruinous to Philippine corporations
whose business is largely with the
1'nited States. Porto Kico business in?
tercsts also complain that the bill, if en
actcd into law. will deal a serious blow
to the already depressed business of
Classed as Foreign
The hill classes the Philippine and
Porto Rico corporations as foreign,
and they therefore have to pay the ex?
tra taxes imposed on such corporation:;
in a number of instances. The chief
grievanc?, however, i, that American
corporations cr Philippine corj orj ii n
whose business is chiefly with the
United States are actually discriminat
cd against. The situation ha i : i en
explained to Senator Lodge, of the
Senate Finance Committee, and Repre?
sentative Kitchin. chairman of the
House Ways and Means Committee. hut
little hope is held out of altering the
bill to meet the situation.
It appears that a Philippine corpora?
tion has in the first place to pay the
2 per cent income tax imposed in tho
islands. Then on that portion of its
business that ia transacted in United
States markets it is subject to the 12
per cent normal incomfr tax by th
present bill and possibly also to tho
excess profits ta::.
A Spanish or Japanese corporation
has to pay only the 2 per Cent islands
tax. The effect is to penalize trade
relations with the United Statea and
to offset the special favora granted the
Philippine*) in tariff legislation. The
situation is much the same with an
American corporation whose business
is largely with the Philippincs.
Porto Kico Handkapped
Tho Porto Kico problem is peculiar
in that the effect "of the tax will be
to put the tobacco and sugar businesses
Of that island under a handicap with
respcct to Cuban competition. Sugar
is producod much more cheaply in
Cuba than in Porto Kico, it is asserted.
Porto Rico has a small artificial ad
vantage in the fact that its product
exported to the United States is not
subject to tariff duties, but the 12 per
cent income tax will, it is complained,
much more than offset the tariff. It
is even said that the difference will
be enough to ruin the sugar industry
of the island.
The conferrecs concluded their rirst
trip through the bill as amcnded by
the Senate to-day, and will now prfleeed
to take up the many unsettled differ
ences which were left behind. Tht
prospect for an early agreement along
the line. however, is good, and it was
learned to-day that both Messrs. Sim
mons and Kitchin have promined tho
Treasury Department that the bill will
be law by February.
The chief. unfinished business now
before the conferreos is the excess war
proiits title, but it is believed that a
compromise has already been roughly
formulatod. The estate or inheritance
tax section remains to be disposd of,
and also the various relief or cushion
amendments adopted by thc Senate;
with a view to preventing inequalities
in the application of the law.
Against Seizure of
Judge Hand Grants Com?
panies Right to Appeal to
Supreme Court ? Sixty
four Errors Are Cited
Judge Learned Hand yesterday filed
formal orders in the Federal District
Court dismissing the injunction suits
brought by Clarence H. Mackay, as pres?
ident ^of thc Commercial Cable Com?
pany and the Commercial Pacific Cable
Company. to restrain Tostmaster Gen?
eral Burleson and Newcomb Carlton,
Director of Cables, from merging the
submarine cables of the Commercial
company with the leased cables of thc
Western Union Telegraph Company.
The order states that thc suits were
dismissed on their merits and on mo?
tion of Harold Harper, Assistant
United States Attorney, who was coun
sei for the defendants.
Soon after the ontry of the orders
Judge Hand allowed William Cook, so
licitor for the Mackay concern, to ap?
peal direct lo the United States
Supreme Court from his decrcc dis?
missing the equity suits.
Mr. Cook in the assignment of errors
specifies sixty-four instances in which
the cable companies cpntend Judge
Hand erred in reaching his judgmentin
the cases. Among these, the exceptions
irt, Judge Hi nd was wrong in hold
ing that the suits were against the
President or the United States, and
also erred in holding that tho'seisure
of the cables on November 10 was
witliir. the powers conferred by the.
joint resolution of Congress of July 16,
1918: by holding the act of the Presi?
dent in seizing the cables is not justic
iable and that the court had no power
to question thr- act of the President;
by holding that the decision of the
President?that the seizure of the
cables was necessary for the national
security and defence.cannot be re
viewed by the court under any circum
Argue Appeal February 3
It is also claimed Judge Hand was
wrong in holding that if the court
should have jurisdiction to review, the
sy tem of government under the Con?
stitution would be unworkable and un
The exceptions further state that
Judge Hand erri d when he did not hold
that tho defendant's purpose and intent
was to intermingl .nd mcrge the Com?
mercial Company .vlth its competitor,
which would cause the compiainant
company to lose its identity. and that
the plan for government ownership of
the Atlantic cables is a cause for court
actii i .
According to the papers t'ne appeal
? me up before the Supreme Court
on February 3 for argument.
William J. Deegan, secretary of the
Mackay companies, said last night that
the notice of appeal was the answer
of the cable concern to the boasts of
the Washington authorities that no ap?
peal would be taken after Judge Hand
had decided against the Commercial
Senator Sherman to Retire
WASHIKGTOX, Jan. 15.?Senator
Lawrence Y. Sherman, of lllinois, Ke
publier.n, irtchds tc retire from pub
lic life when his present tcrm in the
Senate expires, March 'i, 1921, His
health, particularly an ir.crcasing deaf
ness. :s understood to be the reason
for his. decision. He plans to resume
his law practicc.
S lator Sherman, who is serving his
second term in the Senate, was a can
cldate for the Republican Pr.esiden
tial tiomination in 1912 as one of the
state i "favorite sons." His recent ca?
reer has been marked by spiriled criti
cism of the Administration and many
ol ita offieials and policics.
1 or Men, Women and Children
AT 25% TO ZVA% REDUCTIONS
Only 2,364 Outfits left to close out at these ridiculousiy
low -zricea before takz
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K!r""? ,,**,fcrr "Bo**8 |h??a-eut niiorn, vrlth bevrl
runner. weldetl nnd tcitip
*red ntfrl akntt-a.
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Ifor Mrn nnd Womeu.
tl a r I li ?. f? i- lllukt
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Hr? iilnrly. 813.00
M2 Otjiftia for **le I MXI OntlEMa for sizlr | G2? Ouifzta for Siile
All outfu. fitted and riveted free of charge while you wait. Largeat
?tock of ica skating outfit. in New York City, including Union Hard
ware, Spalding, Winalow and many other well known makea.
SPECIAL FOR THIS WEEK
2678 Pairt of Ladies' Ice Skating Outfit* with
extra high ahoea, resular'y $7.50. For This Sale
OMY ON SALE AT
l imVFCA Jr-125 w-125th S!
le MMl% W mJ\Mnk) Inc. 0pen every evening
Charges by Critics
Of Health Board
Defends Removal of Divi
sion of Industrial Hygiene
From the Bure"au of
Preven table Diseases
Commiataioner of Health Royal S.
Copeland issued a formal statement
yesterday defending his removal of the
Division of Industrial Hygiene from
thc Bureau of Prevcntable Diseases,
headed by Dr. Louis I. Harris.
Commissioncr Copeland also took ex
ception to the regret expressed in yes?
terday 's Tribune by Dr. Warren Cole
mhii, chairman of tho Health Board's
committce on prevcntable diseases,
that change'5 were being made in the
machinery of the Health Department.
The Commissioner did not comnient on
Dr. Coleman's charge that this was
the first administration which had lg
nored tho advisory committee.
After explaining that he considered
it udvisable to enlarge Ihe work of
the Division of Industrial Hygiene and
that he felt it properly touches sev?
eral bureaus, Dr. Copeland said:
"It seems to me it would be mucli
wiser for the critics of the department
to wait until they see whether or not
this plan works o t in practice before
rushing int6 print to criticize it with?
out knowing what the plan is or with?
out attempting to -discover what it is.
No Outside Complaints
"I wish to state that no man. woman
ov child outside of the Department of
Health has come to my office or wrt
tfen to inquire just exacfly what is to
be accomplished by this new enterprise.
Furthermore, no executive order has
been issued making arvangement fot
this new plan. The whole disturbance
started from a New Year's letter which
I sent to my colleagues in the Depart?
ment of Health, stating the disposition
which, in my opinion. should be made
of various disputcd questions.
"I have the ambition to make the
environment of the men who labor
more comfortable, more healthful. and
in every way adjusted so far as it is '
within my power. to deorcase the jeop
ardy and hazards of the workers. I
know as well as I can know anything,
that when the laboring people in this
city fully understand the honest desire
I have to improve working conditions.
there will be applause and not criti
"Reverting now to the Bureau of
Prevcntable Diseases, one would sup?
pose. form the articles that have been
writtcn. that it is the bounden desire
of the Commissioner of Health to take
away from this bureau all of its func- .
tions, or at least the important part
of its work. As a matter of fact. with
what problems does the Bureau oi Pre?
vcntable Diseases have to deal?
"It is understood by the public that
this is the bureau that has to protcct :
the citizens of this city against diph
theria, scarlet fever, smallpox, typhoid
l'ever, infantile paralysis, pnuemonia,
influenza, tuberculosis: against vene- '
real disease.-:. hydrophobia, cholera.
typhus and all the dreadful infectious
and contagious diseases with which
man is afflicted?
Thinks Harris Busy Enough
"It seems to me that this bureau
has a very large contract on its ' ands
without taking over the new division
which in no way whatever supersedes
or destroys the functions the Bureau
of Prevcntable Diseases has always
had. The head of this bureau has a
man's job right now, and when he does
full justice to that job and has added
to it the great campaign against ven
ereal diseases that is going to be waged
from this time on in this city, and
throughout the civilized world, he has
ull the work that one man should do.
"No matter how willinn: he is or how
nnxious he may be to assume this par
ticular vitally important and interest
mg problem, as his chief I know that
he is already just as busy as a man
should be. Doubtless it is a disappoint
nvnt to his many friends in laboring
circles that Dr. Harris. a sympathetic
and devoted friend of labor, should not
be the one selected to do this particular
piece of work. But let it be under?
stood that so far as the application of
tne knowledge is concerned, the vital
problem, which is that of dealing with
occupat:onal diseases, is not removed
fr-m the Bureau of Preventablc Dis?
"Therefore, I cannot for the life of
me see why any one has the slightest
reason in the world to express discon
tent over a departmental policy. So far
as the origin of the plan is concerned I
accept the fullest personal responsi
bihty. 1 have never discussed Dr. Har?
ris with the Mayor, and he has never.
by direct statement. hint or suggestion
directly or indirectlv, made reference
to Dr. Harris. His attitude toward the
plan of extension of the work in in?
dustrial hygiene was most sympathetic
and he manifested his indorsement bv
his voice and vote in the Board o'f
Sister Succeeds Duchess
As Ruler of Luxembursr
Princess Charlotte Takes Oath
of Office With Approval of
PARIS, Jan. lo. The government of
Luxemburg, in an official note to-day,
^ informed the French government of
I the succession to the throne of Princess
Charlotte Adelgoride, in place of Grand
Duchess Marie Adelaide, who has abdi
cated. Princess Charlotte took the oath
as Grand Duchess this afternoon bc
fore the Chamber of Deputies of Lux?
emburg, which previously had approved
LUXKMBURG, Jan. 14. - - Princess
Charlotte. sistor of Grand Duchess
Marie, has been chosen as the latter's
suceessor by the Chamber of Deputies
which met immediately after the ab
dication of tho Grand Duchess was an?
nounced. By a vote of [10 to 19 the
Chamber decided to immediately an
point a delegation to receive Princess
Charotte'8 oath of off.ee. Princess
Charlotte will assume office Wednes
t'he new Grand Duchess Charlotte is
the e dest of the flve sisters of former
Grand Duchess Marie Adelaide. She
was born on January 23, 1890, and is
eignteen months younger than the for?
mer Grand Duchess.
Adele Rowland in Court
Asks Tribunal to Make Mrs.
Tearle Be More Speeihc
Adele Rowland, musical comedy star,
asked the Supreme Conrt yesterday to
direct Mrs. Roberta Mengcs Corwin
Hill Tearle to tell just when and how
? Mrs. Tearle alleges Miss Rowland
fthenated tho affections of Conway
Tearle, actor. The former Mrs. Tearle
who divorccd Mr. Tearle, is suinK Miss
Rowland for $100,000.
Mm. Tearle, formerly known as tho
rearl of .Shecpsbead Bnv," is request?
ed to submit exact datcs when Miss
Rowland is alleged to have utied "arts
blandlHhments and flattcrie.s" to de'
pnve Mrs. Tearle of her husband
Russian Peasants Rise
And Slay Red Dictators
OTOCKHOLM, Jan. Iu.?A vio
^ lent peasant rising in the in
terior of Russia against the im
position of excessive taxes by the
Bolsheviki and against the "com
mittees for fighting poverty,"
which exercise a tyrannical dicta?
torship in the villages, is reported
in a Pctrograd dispatch.
The peasants in the Tula gov?
ernment mcrcilessly kiiled mem?
bers of such committees.
Dose of American,
As Bolshevism Cnre
Good Enough Model 011
Which to Reconstrnct En
tire World, Beek Tells
the Shoe Maimfacturers
The peace conference is no place for
visionary ideals, declared James M.
Beck last night at the annual dinner
of the National Boot and Shoe Manu
facturers' Association at the Hotel
Astor, when there is the Constitution
of the United States on which to model
tho reconstruction of the world.
"Tho problem of the present is to
make democracy safe for tho world."
lie said. "'and if 1 had anything to do
with the Paris conference i'd say that
it is no time to stir un c:ass passions
with abstractiona and visionary ideals.
"Bolshevism is creepittg over Europe.
It is discontent. The statesmen of the
world dread it. Diplomatists and
statesznen are try ing to find a way to
meet it. Why not try tho old thing -
the Constitution of the United States?"
More thrzn four hundred boot and
shoe manufacturers placed an embargo
an "shop talk," and heard addressses on
reconstruction. Tho Right. Rev. Charles
D. Willianzs, Bishop of -Michigan, said
lhe threatened explosion of democracy
in. the United States would not he
caused by -he I. W. VV. or tbe red flag ;
wavers, but by the failuro of property
intercsts to c.ooperatc with labor. He
urged closcr cooperation between the
A silent toast was pledged to the late
Colonel Roosevelt, and in giving it
John S. Kent, retiring president of the
association, referred to him as the or?e
"who had always stood for America
against the world.'-'
Majrnus W. Alexander, managing "di?
rector of the National Industrial Con?
ference Board, enlivened the day s?s
sions by an attack on what he termcd
the government's activities in influenc
izig the minds of the young. He de
nounced a textbook entitled "Lcssona
in Community and Private Life." a prod?
uct of the pens o:' Professors Judd
pnd Marshall, of the University of Chi-I
This book. which, according to Mr.
Alexander, seeks to impart socialistics
ideas to young school children, is spon
sored by Pranklin K. Lane, Secretary of
the Interior, and has a fbreword writ?
ten by President Wilson. Ile declared
its immediate withdrawal would be
sought through the Department o:' the
lzzterior. The volumc is intendeti -for
use in public schools.
Other speakers were: Henry W.
Boyd, of the Armour Leather Com?
pany, and E. A. Brand, secretary of the
Tanners' Council of the United States,
who said there was little likeMhood of \
cheaper shoes for the consumer.
Whitncy Would Welcome
Investigation by Swann
Intimates Altempt Has Been
Made to Alter Resolution
Cutting 1919 Budget
Tho materialization of the report
that the Board of E -tiniate wonM at
its next meeting, vote on a resolution
asking thut Distriet Attorney Swann
make a criminal investigation of Pub ic
Service Commissioner Travis II. Whit
ney, is being awaited expectantly by
Mr. Whitney. Ho told reporters last
night that such action would be wel
comed by him.
"There are many things an ofticial in?
vestigation might bring out which
otherwise would never come to li^lit,"
he said. "As for the charge that. 1
have thi-eatencd the discharge of any
employe who gave out information to
Controller Craig or any other cit
ficial, 1 znight say that in so doing I
would be merely lol'owirg the exnmple
set by Borough President Dowling,
who, at a meeting of the Estimate
Board, when that matter was discu s<
declared that he would dismiss any
employe of his for doing such a thing
without his knowledge."
Mr. Whitney stroncly intimated that
a person known to him and in the em?
ploy of the city has been making an
ondeavor to have altered bv the city
printer the Estimate Board's resolu?
tion which reduced tho commission's
1919 appropriation. This resolution
he added, although effective on .Janu?
ary 1, has not been officiallv trans
mztted to the commission. its pro?
visions, however, have already been
Distriet Attorney Swann, when asked
yesterday whether he had been con
sulted regarding the repozted investi?
gation, said he hud "never heard of it "
Strike Hearing On To-day
War Labor Board to Resumc
Sitting After Day's Pause
The taking of testimony in the War
Labor Board's arbitration of the con?
troversy between New York Harbor
boatmen and their employers, who in?
clude a number of departments of the
city government, is to bc resumed at
10:30 o'clock this mornin-r in the Board
oi t.stmiato room in Citv Hall. There
was no session yesterday because the
iotir members of the board who are
taking the evidence were oblir*ed to at?
tend a session of the whole'board in
Although the boat, owners have de
clmed as an organization to submit to
arbztration before the War Labor
lioard. individuals among them are
preparing to croas-examine witneasoa
and to offer testimony, which is con?
sidered by the men to be tantamount
Pennsylvania's Death Rate for
1918 Im Highest in History
HARRISBURG, Penn., Jan\ 15.-Tho
death rate for 1018 was the highest in
the history of the State Health De?
partment ln Pennsylvania. according to
I ?-rf!?p0rt ?f. Dr' .W" R" Batt' Stato
Registrar. made public to-day.
Approximately 185.000 derzths oc
czirred, the mortnlity rate hning 21 i] n.
compared with 14.8 for 1917. The'in
crrase wns due almost entirely to the
| epidemic ,,f Influenza, which caused
more than 6&000 dcutha in fche stato.
Wilson Policy of
Frelinghuysen Also Flays
President's War Attitude;
Expresses Skeptieism of
League of Nations Plan
TRENTON, Jan. 15.?Frank criticism
of the Government's control of the
railroads; the plainest kind of speak
ing so far as the failure of the nation
to prlepare itself for war until two
years had been wasted, and open skep?
tieism of the President's plan for a
League of Natioi s, were the outsi md
ing features of an address delivered
here to-day before the state agricul
tural convention by United States Sen- j
ator Joseph S. Frelinghuysen. The
speaker made little effort to veil his
dissjt ? sfaction at tho course pursued
by President Wilson in failing to take
tlie nation into his confidence before ,
going to Europe,
"I'm frank to say," said Senator Fre- '
Iinghuysen, referring to the league of I
nations, "that 1 could better reach a
'? i ? ; on iv 1 kn -w what. ihe Presi?
dent meant by it. I introduced a reso?
lution in t},e Senate a month ago, call
ing on him to enlighten us.
"Thus far the' President has never '
given the members of the Senate and '
the House of Representatives the
s lghtest information upon the sub?
ject, nor does any other American eiti
zen so far as known, possess any clew
as to what may be in the President's
Senator Frelinghuysen declared that
had the advice of Theodore Roosevelt
and other far-sighted patriots been
followed the war would have ended a
year before it did and 1,000,000 lives
? ivc be sjived. Without nam- I
ing those on whom he thought. the re
spons bility for the lack of the na?
tions preparedness rested, he declared
he was content to leave them "to the
just and imworab'e punishment of
their own consciences and to the iudg
ment of historians, unbiassed and un
The Senator declared himself un
equivccally in favor of preserving the I
Monroe Doctrine. He said he would
be unwilling to agree to any league of
nations which would permit European
countries to have an equal voice with
our own in the determination of qucs
tions affecting the nations of North
and South America and the Panama
So far as the railroad situation is
concerned. Senator Frelinghuysen said
their resources had been crippled,
their rates had been increased by
$1.400 000,000 a year, and withal they
were eon'"ronted with a defi.cit of mill?
ions of dollars. He gave it as his op'n
ior. that very little of the increased
rates had been used in winning the
war. but instead had been devoted to
Navy Chiefs Say "Eagle"
Boats Meet All Test*
.*.'. ir York Tribune
WASHINGTON. Jan. 15.?According
to the Navy Bureau chiefs who testified
to-day before the Senate Naval Affairs
Sub-Committce appointed to investi
gate the "Eagle" destroycr contracts
with the Ford Motor Company, all
the criticisms of tlu- design and struct
ure of the boats which partly prompted
the investigation are absolutely with?
Continuing his testimony Admiral
Taylor of the Bureau of Construction
said the vessel3 were not top-heavy,
that they were seaworthy and alto
gctaer satisfactory for their type.
Admirai Grifl'in of the Bureau of
Sl :i'n Engineering said tho machinery
met the requirements ot' a minimum uf
noise and susceptibility to quick stop
V ing in order to faci.itafe the "use ? l
the submarine detector. The machin?
ery, both main and auxi.iary, was very
? argeiy completed. A cvitain number'
? fthe Eag.es, he said, could be used for
training purposes, in the Philippim ?
patrol work and general patrol work,
( ven in peace time.
Admiral Earl, chief of the Ordnance
Bureau, said there had been no delay
in providing the armament for the
Admiral Earl said thai asa war emer?
gency measure the Eagles were fully
7'he investigation will be continued
to-morrow or at a later date, dependent
upon the appearance of s >me witni sses
c, ..... ,. t 0,i,,.r. clesire<= t o call.
Security Leagne Officer
\ indicates Consrrcssmen
House Committee Is Told How
Parker and Coudert Made
Threat to Resign
WASHINGTON, Jan. 15. -Chal-les D.
Orth, chairman of the Congressional
committee of the National Security
League, testifying to-day before the
special House committee investigating
tne league's activities in the last cam?
paign, declared he did not believe any
member of Congress had been a traitor
or had violated h s oath of office.
ln telling ot the preparation of a
CongresSiOnal chart containing certain
tegts by which voters were to
candidates for reelection, Mr. Orth
said it w?zs not the purpose of the
league to meddle in politics to the
Replying to committoe members, Mr.
Orth said Alton B. Parker, bonorary
vice-president of the league, and Fred
eric R. Coudert, member of the execu?
tive committee, threatened to resign
lasl Ju y un ess certain changes were
made in the chart
Judge Parker objected to the chart.
the witness said, on the grounds that
it :Tavored the Republican membi
Congress, and that the words "right"
and "wrong"' used in it, showing
Congressme-n voted, might be m
strued by the public.
''Both said thev would resign unless
the chart was changed," Mr. Orth said,
"and an executive tession was called to
discuss it. After the chart was thor?
oughly analyzad the member.-. decided
it was absolutely fair in all particu
lars, and I was authorized to go
with its distribution. Both Mr. Parker
and Mr. Coudert are stiil officials of
War Firnis Ask Hearinc
The question of validating war con?
tracts totalling more than $ t,0
000, made during the stress of war
times without the red tape nec
to observe al! the strict legal formali
ties, has again been raised by the
Chamber of Commerce of Xew" York
State. In a long telegram to the War
Department yesterday the chember
asks that ? commission on appeals be
provided to which contracgors may take
their claims if they ar^ ruled on ad
E. II. Outerbridge, Charles L. Bern
A jjlassof Bordcn's Malted
Milk every afternoon ?
makeit a practicel Tonesup
thc system. AlLfuuntains.
Itisist on Bordcn's ?alj-r.\s.
It's the improved Malted Milk.
heimer and Ju'ius Henry Cohen, who
signed the telegrHm, each declared the
il importance to the
busini i answer to the urgent
ca Is for help made by the War De?
nt. went ahead without wa-ihnir
for i fficial red tape to be unravelled
they are now confronted with ruin
through the possibility of the repudia
tion of those same contracts.
Freedmen's Aid Society Asks
Federal Anti-Lynching Law
CINCINNATI, Jan. 15. The board
of managprs of the Freedmen's Aid
of the Methodist Episcopsl
Church, meeting here, passed a resolu?
tion asking the Congress of the United
States to pass a Federal law for thc
suppression of lynching,
Thc society has at present twenty
two negro educational institutions un
der its care throughout the South. Ap
;,tions aggregating $500,000 were
made to m .. itain work among negroes.
Stari today to buy
War Savings Stamps
An excellent investment
and a patriotic duty
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