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NEW YORK, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 21, 1914. Copyright, I4, by the Hun I'Hnlino ami I'ublhUiHo Anoctatto,,.
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ACCUSED OF FRAUD
Mine, .lo I'uNnmK. Sul.1 lo IIhvc
Olifained Hope of Pearls by
DF.NIKS POLICE KNOW IIEIl
Is Hefeiiilimt in Suit Hroiurht by
Dr. K. V. Appleby, Former
prda( Giblt Dttpntch to Tnt Sex
Lon'poV, Jan. SO. The suit brought by
Dr. l'.rnest Vllllers Appleby, formerly a
Prturcr at the University of Minnesota,
against th Raroricrg dc Pallandt, an
American, to recover J20.O00, part of the
price of ft rope of pearls which he bought
'o- hr on the understanding that she
was to repay tho amount, camo up for
trial In tho Kins' Bench division of the
High Court of Justice to-dny.
Ilelatlves of tho baroness "ve In Chl-ea-o.
Iter maiden name was Marie
ptisan. She was divorced from the Baron
d- Pallandt In 1902. The suit Is a sequel
to a chance meeting between the plaintiff
nnd defendant In 1903 on a train from
Chicago to New York. Dr. Appelby Is
h son of Archdeacon Appelby of St. Paul,
Counsel for Dr. Appleby, nftcr telling
tho story of tho meeting of Dr. Appleby
and the baroness, said the woman refused
to marry his client but gave no reaton.
They were devoted to each other. It was
arranged In 1906 that the baroness should
buy a Thamesldo estate known as Bray
,odf;e for 1 15,500, nnd that Dr. Appleby
Kan to buy It from her when ho received
some money which ho wus expecting.
A counter claim put in by the baroness
for 20.000 Is based on this purchase, a
deed being drawn under which Dr.
Appleby undertook to pay the baroness
13.750 a year. This deed was never noted
upon and nothing was claimed under Its
piovlslons until now. Counsel said he
might auk the Judge to sanction the enter
ing of a pica that this agreement was
founded on an "Immoral consideration."
Couple Travelled Mock.
Tr. Appleby's counsel went on to say
that his client received 1103.000 from
America In l'.'OS and paid off the balance
due on Bray Lodge.
The couple then travelled together a
great deal. Dr. Appleby spent 1(15,000 on
the baroness between 130S nnd 1910.
In March, 1910, while they were at
Monte Carlo, Dr. Appleby refused' to buy
licr a rope of pearls and soma other
Jewelry from Hartog, a Jewellor. They
saw the same rope of pearls In Ilartog's
Paris shop In tho following July. Tho
price usked for It was $30.u0o. Dr. Ap
pleby, according to his counsel's state
ment, again refused to buy It und the
baroness decided to purchase It herself.
. It was arranged that Appleby should
give a check for $10,0u0 and Indorse two
bills for 110,000 each, tho baroness under
taking to cash the check ami meet the
bills. The I ope of pearls was then pur
chased. The couple had a violent quarrel In
London In October, 1910, Dr. Appleby hav
Ing discovered that when the baroness
visited America In 1909 his chauffeur" had
accompanied her. Bitter words were ex
changed and tho baroness vowed that she
would make Dr. Appleby pay for tho
pearls. When the bills became duo she
failed to meet them and tho Jeweller ob
tained Judgment against Dr. Appleby.
Dnronria llef'ascd to Wed.
Dr. Appleby then took the stand. He Is
K smart looking middle nged man. ' Ho
described tho meeting with the baroness
on tho train In 1903, n year after she had
ben divorced. He was then a widower,
but haa remarried since he separated from
the baroness.' He said he wanted to
marry her, but she refused, he said, to
forsake "the other chaps" for him. She
did not name "the other chaps," limiting
herself to saying that ono was In China,
another In New York and another on the
Ir Appleby testified that the UaronesH
go. all his ready money and always
wam.il more, lie told of frequent visits
he made to tho cuslno at Monte Carlo,
wheie he was nearly always successful.
He denied that ho gambled. Ho Insisted
that he played by method and gained by
thf "Investments" In one year the sum
.' 1 .0,000.
I" Appleby admitted writing affec
tionate letters to the Baroness at the tlmo
cf their separation. In theso letters ho
begged her "not to shut him out from her
luart." llo declared that he still loved
Ir and wished to marry her.
Harmless CalU Illm Ciuuiulrr.
T'ic Baroness do Pallandt then took tho
t ! ,he said she lent to Dr. Appleby
art!" lums of money and often paid their
lotel lilllu. 1I never worked, he only
gambled He gave her the rope of pearls
I'ar.s for agreeing to accompany him
ix-loH-Halns. Hho denied that she
pi .s-ed to pay for the pearls.
The Baroness admitted that she wus
mu.h attached lo Dr. Appleby. Sho bor-
iwed J15.000 on u neeltlaco from an
A" "rlaiii woman, n MIhh Kchaefer, whoso
u'l rem she refused to give.
i . Baroness do I'allnudt disowned "a
I itograph which purported to bo ono of
Iw iif taken In childhood, Another pho
tos i i was then exhibited which showed
I. i i .Iai.uiit.so girl. Hhe admitted that
lh i genuine, hut expressed surprise.
' i he saw It mid asked where It had
b i.ht aiif d. To this counsel replied :
'1.. ,1 ,it Hi,, back of It: you will uoo tho
I'.i iltMTlpllnii nnd the namo Dugas."
" ' I' .i.mv...-( looked at the back nnd said :
'"I'll imply u case of tilackmull."
UeenlU liiKiirnnre Hult,
1 re pi J to questions about tho photo-
uestlons about the photo-
t .p tae llaron.Ms Bulel : "Tho GiVBhaiii
1 ui' got it 111 tneir cuse, - inis icier-
' ' to an notion which tho Baroness
i' ' ' suine (lino ago to recover 1 15,000
"" in i.ii'M i m iimuieu v,ii..,ij 1
u.i elleged Iosm of pcurls. Counsel
1 uiilfriicil 0.1 Third J'ayt.
.TOO Thronn Out of Wort. It, trim
I Komiitr) llliic. I
I The lion foundry of the Whale Creek
Iron Woiks, which occupied u square'
, block ut Moultrie Mrc-it anil Norman uv-
r,!"ta'Xll""T;;;.l'y Cl'tl unit Wife
intimitis-, with damage estimated at $.0"V
j A watchman discovered tin? l.lnzo .it
.1:40 o'clock this morning ami within an
hour thy building hud burned. I'liu Clilof
tunud In u ond ami third alnrm.
hut thu firemen ceitiKl f il.e little headway
against the names i i.it licked up the
wooden structure. The III throui, bo
twecn 300 and too iihmi out of employ
ment. OPEN TUNNEL, URGES McCALL.
Ma Mrliiunv Coiitnict .Miit
"If I had had my wn," said Chair
man IMward K. McCall of the Public
.Service Commission, dwelling upon sub-
w'uya In un address Inst night at the
dinner of the Chamber of Commerce of
the Borough of Queens at the Waldorf,
"the Stelnway tunnel would bo In opera
"At the meeting of the Public Service
Commission to-day, while wo were going
over proofs of tlie tentative contract for
tho Htelnway tunnel, there was objection
by counsel to ratification of the contract
unless certain changes were made,
" 'You take that contract with you and
lock yourself In to-night and study It,'
I told the objector, 'b.-cauv.; we are going ,
to net on It to-morrow. Wo will not ad
journ until Friday, butMvill meet to-morrow,
remember. !ct ready to-night what
amendments you wish to HUggest : wo are
going to ratify that form of contract to
morrow and nk for bids.' "
This first announcement of dt Unite ac
tion on tho Stelnway tunnel work was
received with much applause by the
230 diners. Besides Judgo McCnll tho
speakers were William H. Hllison and
Martin W. Littleton.
BOGUS CITY CHECKS
COST BRONX DEARLY
Tradesmen Swindled of 83.000
by Blanks Stolen From
Tradesmen In Tho Bronv have been
swindled out of more than J.1,000 In
fako city pay checks. In December last
they accepted the checks on the Twenty
Third Ward Bank which were printed
specially for thn convenience of deputy
paymasters having In charge the pay
ment of tho city employees of The Bronx
borough, and which lre n printed for
mula to that effect. Those checks, how ever.
went signed with n fake imme as ilcput
paymaster and on the hack bore forged
Indorsements of the payees.
While the checks In practically every
Instance were made payable to emplojees
of the borough they never reached thoss
persons but were cashed by sharper"
who iddled them In saloons or offered
them In payment of meat or grocery hills.
The check blanks were tho legitimate
ones used by tho deputy paymaster. The
check book. It seems, was stolen from
the Borough Hall of The Bronx and the
thief enjoyed himself tilling III tho names
of the city employees whom ho knew,
cheerfully Indorsing them and then pre
senting them In various haloons or stores.
Caruwr Brennan, saloon keepers of
177th street and Third avenue, lost more
than IS0O by cashing checks dated De
cember t. Thomas J. Carew said last
night he knew of three other concerns
that lost n total of M.000.
"Wo have always made It a habit."
said Mr. Curew, "to cash checks of city
employees. Wo never gavo heed to tho
signature when we observed that the
printed form of City Paymaster or Deputy
City Paymaster was below tho signature.
"We deposited the checks nnd thought
nothing moro of them until last Saturday,
when the checks came back. We went
down to the Comptroller's ofllee and wo
wore told that they were sorry but they
could do liothlr-ff for us. Detective? are
working on tho cuse."
GERMANY STANDS ON TARIFF.
Coloue tinaelte" 9n tiovern
ment Will -Not Propose Chniiite.
Special Colli' Btipatrh to Tils Hln.
BiniMS', Jan. 20. The Cologne (Jnse'fffl
says the Clovemment does not Intend
either to submit to tho Itelchstng a tariff
amendment bill or to terminate existing
commerlcul treaties. This decision has
been prompted by reasons of foreign and
FATHER BURIED AT SEA, HE SUES
ricnieiil II. I'lnl-ey's Man Asks itil.OetO
From A limit If Transport.
An unusual suit for damages against a
Hteumshlp company for burying the body
of n passenger nt sea was Hied In the
Supremo Court yesterday by H. Blair
Flnley, son of Clement 11. Klnley, a re
tired mining engineer of Tennessee and
one of the best known men lu the State,
who died on the Minneapolis of tho At
lantlo Transport Lino on July
whllo on his way to this port,
The plaintiff says that Immediately
after his father's! death the employees of
the line took churgc of his property,
'worth $750, which "greatly exceeded tho
cost of notifying tno piamtlir or his
father's death and embalming the body."
The complainant says that tho body
waa embalmed und curried on the vessel
until July 6- wl,e" " WHH 4'"Kt lllto 1,10
sea wltliKi few hourit of port.
Mr' I-Mnley says that after his father
bad been burled nt sen tho captain of
tue vessel sent him word of tho death,
When he h'"' " """criuiser at mo pier
vel)He,. arrival, be sajs, he ro-
. 1(llved th nrst news of Ihe l.iiiial.
flic compi""" "" sra
ilrrrfoot I'arm Hiinrs
llrrriool 1 arm nunr.
i'ja of the tenilr meut of dairy fed, fut,
M.n porkers, daintily seasoned will,
"eUil "Pices. Try a twn.pniiud pnekng.
VTi.nVf, of Imitations. New York store, I la
ri.iml.ers tret. Tel. wruonut. Aiv.
AGED COUPLE DIE IN
FIRE: MAY BE MURDER
Ineineratetl in Mansion
on Jfnrnotftit liny.
MOI.OAX WANTED Cl'HIOS
Fine Colleetion of Art Treas
ures Relieved lo Dave
TtcM.liTo.v, N. J., Jan. 20. Bobbers
aro believed by the pollco to hac caused
tho death of Cnpt. and Mrs. Nicholas
.Shepherd, T'i nnd 0 yeais old respec-
m,,,y wh(1!!l! bQiiil.s, charred beyond
recognition, were taken this afternoon
from the debt Is of their burned home on
tho ll.irnegat Bay front.
The in. use caught lire early to-day and
was In tlames before tho lire fighters ar
rived. As firemen put up a ladder In a
belated attempt to save the couplo the
walls, of tho house fell In.
While the police decline to give any In
formation tin which they base their con
tention that the couple probably were
murtlt red and then tho house sot on Arc
there Is no doubt that there were many
tjlmgB of great value In the house.
Capt. Shtpheid, alter loving the seas
for many years and collecting many
objects of artistic value, retired a fow
years aao. At that time he had painting',
antiques, vases and other objects which
hii had gathered from many corners of
Morten" Souabt His Carlos.
The fame of his curios reached the ear
of J. P. -Morgan several ytars ago. An
ngent of the banker called on Capt. Shep
herd nnd offered him a big price for sev
eral nrtlclcs. but Capt. Shepherd said he
valued the things too highly to part with
them. The articles had many associations
and he preferred to l(cep them for thu
memories they revived.
Capt. Shepheid was cstlnntct to be
worth 5300,000. He owned several ves
sels. When be gave up seafaring he con
structed the house on tho bay front at it
cost of about $50,000 and stored his cuiios
there. The house was some dlstanco from
The couple lived alone. The aged wife
attended to the bruise duties, while the
captain In thu summer tlmo contented
himself with keeping a tittle garden and
looking after a few small boats. They
seldom had visitors, living quietly and
peaceably by tliernselvts.
Occasionally they received visits from
their two sons, George and Henry, who
are engaged In business In New York.
Neighbors saw a light In tho Shepherd
house, up to about S o'clock last night. -At
that hour the captain and his wife usually
..iit to bed. Persons hurrying to their
hollies shortly utter ward saw two rough
looking men wondering about not far from
the Shepherd house.
Doctor IMscoTers Klre.
About 3 o'clock this morning Dr. Con
nvcr wa called out of bed to attend an
emergency case. As he was leaving his
housei lie saw the' Shepherd homo in
llanies. Ho telephoned to tiro r.eauquitr
ters and then rushed to tho Shepherd
By the tlmo he reached It the building
was a mass of flames. He shouted In tho
hope of attracting the nged couple, but re
ceived no reply.
When the llremen arrived they hastily
ran up u ladder, but ns one of the firemen
was trying to walo It the wall gave way
and tho roof crumpled In,
Tho firemen could do nothing to extin
guish tho tlames and they were compelled
to let the lire burn Itself out before at
tempting to search for the bodies of the
couple. Tho bodies were not discovered
until this afternoon. They were removed
to the morgue. In tho meantime word
had been telephoned to Capt. Shepherd's
sons In New York.
Both sons reached here nfler dark to
nlaht. Oeorgn Shepherd said that ho had
found nothing or heard nothing as yet to
establish the theory that burglars set fire
to tho hi)Ue. He explained that he would
start an Investigation and until It was
completed he did not care to say anything
about tho tire.
Ho said he was not familiar with the
art objects and curios which his father
had in tho house und bo could not say
which ones Mr. .Morgan had made a bid
for or glvo tho name of any of them.
Ho admitted that It would have bceij
easy for burglars to effect an entrance to
the house and to overcomo his father and
mother. He said they were old, but vigor
ous. CULEBRA SLIDES ARE CLEARED.
( hnnnel Is 'ov IB" l'eet Wide and
ail Feet lleep.
,t,,ce;.i( rahlt nnpatcn to rue. ni.v.
Colon, Jan. so.-ino
of the canal will bo abolished on
ary 1 and all construction after that date
will bo under the direct supervision of
the chief eliglner.
The seugolug dredgo Culebra passed
tho slides of Culebra this afternoon. The
minimum width of tho channel Is now
l.Mi feet and the minimum depth 25 feet.
It is ready for an official ship to pass
I through It ut any time.
MRS. WAKEFIELD WINS DELAY.
.linn Sentenced for Name Crime Will
Die on Dnte Fixed.
Haiitvi.ru, Conn., Jun, 20. Through ac
tion taken to-day by Chief Justice Sumuel
O. Prvntlco of the Connecticut Supremo
Court of Kirors Mrs. Besslo Wakclleld,
tho llrst woman sentenced to niuig In
this State sllieo 178t, will not be ex
ecuted on March I, tho date lu the death
wanaiil, but her paramour, James Plew,
will die that morning, Inasmuch ns no up
,,., ,, ,,1 th hlttl
, , )im,.rnol. t HaVu him.
if the Supreme Court ut Its meeting in
this city In Murcli decides; adversely on
Mrs. Wukeneld'a appeal for a new trial
,,,.. ... , ,
the court will then tlx a new dato for ex
ccutlon nnd Ihe tight to save her will
be transferred to tho Stuto Board of Par
dons, the last resource.
MALE ESCORTS. LIST TO KAISER.
Ilun'l Take Woman's Arm. Let Her
Take Ynnr. He Orders.
Spetlal Vtilile HtuptXlcK to Till: SI v
ItOKPov, Jan. 21. A llcrlln despatch tn
the Daily Mull say the Knlser has Issued
a Cabinet order forbidding an army olllcer
to take the nun of any woman, oven his ,
wife, while ho Is walking wltli her. The I
I order says that If there I ; any arm ink-
1IIK 11 IIlUBl IW UlMlG U iiiu nuiiiou mm
not by tho ofllcer.
The Kaiser holds that leaning for sup
port on the arm of a woman Is not con
ducive to manly learlng. It Is quite coin
nioii for men In Uctmany to tako tho mm
of a woman whom they arc eseottlng.
CHURCH FAILS; WILL CLOSE.
Mote Co llnrlcm t'nlla to Urltiic Sne
fess niilldliiK Sold.
Thn last service In the Church of the
Bedeemcr. 13Cth street near Seventh ave
nue, will be held to-morrow. Tho church
l.ns I.e. n suld. It is understood that the'
19,000 obtained foi it Is u i : b 'Ut
enough to settle the parish debts. The
chancel furniture and the pews will be
ntored ngulnst the tlmo when a new
church may be established and the name
Tho Church of the ludeemcr was for
merly at Park avenuo nnd r.lghty-seeond
street falling there, It wns consolidated
with the parish In Harlem, which has
now failed. The Bcv. W. A. Johnson, the
pastor of the consolidated church, de
clared that thcro were 10,000 Kplscopa
Hans In tho parish who would not attend
the church bccauso of the ritual.
GIRL WIRE TESTER
KILLED BY CURRENT
Touches Open Switch With One
Hand as Other Rcxts on
a Charired Coil.
Iret.e P.oche, expert wire lister nt the
Goodyear Ilubber and Insulating Com
pany's establishment, 103 Hast 131st
street, was Instantly killed yesterday af
ternoon by electr!clt. The girl lnad
crtrntly put her hand on an open
switch while her other hand rested on
a coll of Insulated wlro thm under test.
Bllzabeth Sandman and Ktta Smith,
testers, working at her side, acted as
quickly ns trained Intelligence and pres
ence of mind could act. but In vain. Miss
Sandinnn Jumped to an emergency switch
that shut off the electricity for tho en
tire factor as Miss Smith threw n coat
over tho girl's head to drag her free.
When men came up they found the
two, with other girls, trying to revive
thel: friend by artificial respiration. Dr.
n. IV. Hull nnd surgeons from the Harlem
Hospital kept up the efforts for an hour
and a half, but they too failed.
Miss Hoehe wns IS years old and lived
with her mother, two brothers and a nlster
nt 195.9 Third avenue, near 109th street.
It was her task at the factory to teat the
wlro after It was Insulated. Sho did not
handle tho current switches, however.
John Walker attended to them, turning
tho current off and on at tho direction of
Tho girl's body was taken to the Kast
126th street police station. Soon after
ward a young man rushed In nnd gave
way to grief. Ho said ho was Thomas
Bologna of 2274 Second avenue.
"We wcro to be married on February
I," ho said. "Wo were not going to tell
any onn until a few days before."
Mrs. Iloche, thn mother, said last night
she had long felt the work was too
dangerous for her daughter, but sho would
not give It up, as she was proud of her
place and received good wages. Irene
was the second child of Mrs. Itoche to die
a vlofctt deatlu During the express
strike three years ago u son was killed
nt Seventy-fourth street and Broadway by
a strlko breaker.
FORD BONUS NEXT TUESDAY.
Employee at l,on( Island C'lty
Branch Get Notice.
Four hundred employees of the Long
Island City branch of the Kurd automobile
works received In their regular pay
envelope's yesterday aiHanco notices of the
amounts of the cash bonus they are to get.
Officers of the factory said that tho first
Instalment of tho bonus will bo paid to
employees entitled to receive It on Tues
CALLED TO CULLOM'S BEDSIDE.
Ka-Nenator' I'rlentls Are Warned
Thnt III Kml I Near.
Washington, Jan. 20, Irlcnds nnd
relatives of ex-Senator Shelby M, Cullom
were summoned to his bedside to-night
und were Informed by the attending phy
sicians that the venerahlo statesman
could not live more than it few days, or
possibly only a few hours.
.Mr. Cullom, who became 111 11 few days
ngo. Is suffering with general debility at
tendant on old age. He Is SI,
imwWTf,B T .w Tir.flT.ABP.Tl VflTTI
Wl.con.ln Aft T..e.nllt..llnal, j J"", V,',';,;:;. jnt..ttat0 and For
Maya Circuit Court Jnilar, eigu Commerce.
. t,. -n ti. vi.. 1 "I knew this honor w as In nature bound
consln eugenics law.
which provides fori
tho Issuance of marriage licenses only
upon a certificate of a clean bill of health,
was declared unconstitutional this after
noon by Judge K. C. Kschwtiler of the
Tho court allowed the writ of man
damus compelling the county clerk to Is
suo u license to Alfred Peterson.
Tho case will go to the Supreme Court.
PEERESS TO RUN CHEAP HOTEL.
Ilachew of MnrlhoroiiKh tiet litidw
InK lluati License.
pedal Cable Henpatch to True Hcn.
IONPON, Jan. 20, The Ixuiilnn County
Council granted to the Duchess of Marl
luirntiirh. formerly Consuelo Vanderhllt.
. I to-day a license for the. Mary Curzon
Hotel riM a "common lodging house for
women." Tho hotel Is up to dnte and Is
i under control 01 11m isuuonai ihuiiuii
fr supplying women s i.ong u 1 muses,
. of wnien tno uuci.css is prrsme m.
, . ,.,n,tm. u UIDmllml 1,1' l.r.Pfl ('..-
III". IIIUKVJ " H,'...... . . - ... -
zon of Kedleston and other relatives, of tho
late Lady Curzon, who was before her
marriage Mary Letter of Chicago,
WILSON OUTLINES ANTI-TRUST
PLANS AND SETS THEM GOING
ef0M. 0t TieVOI lit iOll . IS
Ki'.vnotc of the .State v
LONG PEACE IS SOUGHT
ttemliiijr of iMessii;e Is Inter
rupted Several Time
KKIM'IILICANS .101 N
Oallnrio Are Crowded and Pres
ident Receives Ovation
at the Clo.se.
WAsiirsoTOS', Jan. 20. President Wil
son read to Congress to-day his prom
ised address on the subject of legisla
tion designed to curb the supposed
monopolistic tindencles of modern Indus
Nearly all of the members of the Sen
nte nnd House were present in the Hall
of the HoiihO of Bcpresentatlves when
Mr. Wilson began reading the address at
42:30 P. M. The address was well re
ceived and was Indorsed in unusually
candid terms by members, regardless of
The opinion was qult generally ex
pressed that the President's message to
Congress would havo a reassuring effect
on business. Aside from the speclllo rec
ommendations for legislation beating on
corporations the President's! reference to
the railroads, phrased In such a way ns
to give the Impression that Mr. Wilson
believes the carriers am entitled to In
creased rate?, stood out conspicuously.
Tho President said In this regard :
"The prosperity of tho railroads and
tho prosperity of' the country are In
Tlie lloiulitnnt .Note.
Conservatism was tho dominant note lu
the nddress, The President evidently
proceeded on tho theory that nil con
cerned agreed that certulu corporate evils
had to be corrected and that all should
unite In a spirit of friendly cooperation
to apply corrective measures.
To some of the more radically inclined
members of the President's own party
the message came as something In tho
nature of n disappointment. Tho tem
perate langungo employed by tho Prel
.1... .11.1 ., I p. nvf I-A It-it tit a of tilt I
nVm, n c ongress.' Beardless of
the fact that tho message lu tho inalu 1
expresses the view that the business In
terests of the country require, alt that
tho President In campaign utterances
promised und In earlier messages sug
gested tho radicals appeared to bo
Connervatlvet of both parties cat ap
proving glances from one to tho other.
Once or twice during the reading or tue
address Bcpubllcan Leader Mann sturted could be more opportune or moro healing
the applause. True, Mr. Mann later tool: ; tllau President Wilson's recognition of
some of the credit of the new anti-trust , the facta that war between thn Govern
programme to himself, but he looked and ,ent nnil business men Is unnatural, that
acted in approval as tho reading of the . tll0 t,.mpcr ,, b(lth Men hn8 claB8ia
message progressed. I 3, tliat frtcnttlj- cooperation Is possible.
Senators Lodge and Boot, occupying j Tm cmo,, of m,.rtocUnB tiructor.
seats togeiner in .1... .runt t..
benches assigned to the Senate, gave ab-
sorbed attention to the rending. Both
listened with unaffected Interest and both
Immediately after the President had con
cluded and tho Senate, headed by Vice
President Marshall, had marched back to
the north end of tho Capitol, Majority
Leader Underwood moved the reference of
tho addrese to tho standing committees of
the House, which, under the organization
of that body, should receive them for con
slderatlon, report and action.
Hose of Disappointment.
In this there w-as a dose of disappoint
ment for Bepresentntlve Clayton nnd his
colleagues on the Committee on the Ju
diciary. So much of the message as re
ferred to the regulation of railway stock
and I Hind Issues and so much us referred
to tho creation of an Intel state trade com
mission was refeired to the Committee
on Interstate and Foreign Commerce.
The remainder of the menge thn sug
gestions as to legislation correcting 111
leged abuses In the matter of Intei locking
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directorships In potentially competitive
concerns, corrective Inws forbidding Indi
vidual control of rival Interests and the
other features of the bill were referred
to the Committee on the Judiciary.
The reference proved a shock to the
leaders of tho Judiciary Committee. Rep
restntatlves Clio ton and Curlln. leaders
In committee, protested to Mr. Underwood,
but without success. The motion of refer
ence made hy Leader Underwood was
adopted after, a brief discussion to the
dlscomtiture of Clayton and e'arlln and to
... .1 .. ...u..,t if flmtriilii ,!,.) I rn. it t
... 1,, ,ne I'nmnuttee. sitlil M
.,,... ..fi-r the parcelling out of the
committee duties had been completed. "I
havo felt that It was bound to work out
this way, and In consequence I have suld
Karly In the morning, hours before the
expectid arrival of the President, the gal
lories of the HoUbo began to till. Despite
the fact that this was the President's fifth
appearance In public at the Capitol since
he came to Washington and tho fourth
for tho purpose of delivering a messuge
to the Congress, Interest III the newly re
established function has not ubatcd.
The Cinllerle Packed,
Fashionable Washington wau out In
force. The galleries were packed tn the
very wall. Men und women stood In thn
aisles of the galleries and at tho rear of
the rows of sents.
Mis. Wilson and her daughters, the
Misses Kleanor and Margaret Wilson, and
Miss Bones, the president cousin, occu
pieu seuis 111 m i.cvumu K.uieij. 01
1 or tno 1 aniuei mciniwia " 1 . r,lLr',l'"-x
iirvaii occupied chairs on the House floor.
The illplomutlo gallery wns crow ded, See -
rotary Bryan, as is his custom, lowed tho
WHAT WILSON URGES
TO CURE TRUST EVIL
I President Wilson trad to Congress
I yesterday his- meosimo on tho legislation
needed to gle permanent business fire-
dorn tu tho country.
Following; are President Wilson's J
rccommcndntlons for turlriK tlif trust
1. Effective prohibition of interlocking
directors of great corporations banks,
railroads, industrial, commercial and
public service bodies.
2. Powers to be conferred on the Inter
state Commerce Commission to super
intend and regulate financial opera
tions hy which railroads in the future
may get the necessary capital for
development and improving trans
3. Supplementary legislation to make
the Sherman law more explicit.
4. Creation of a trade commission which
shall be a clearing house of informa
tion to help business to conform to the
law and at the same time investigate
and report to the Attorney-General
5. A law prescribing penalties for indi
viduals who are responsible for un
lawful business practices.
6. To prohibit holding companies and to
restrict the voting power of individuals
who may hold shares in numerous
7. Allowing private claimants to found
suits for redress against unlawful
combinations under the Sherman law
upon facts and judgments established
by Government suits and providing that
the statute of limitations against such
claims shall begin to run from the dato
of tho conclusion of the Government
It wa,s decided at a conference at the
White House last night to put this pro
gramme through without delay.
The message delighted the eonserva
tlvoa In Congress, Irrespective of purty,
but brought some disappointment to tho
extreme, rndlcnls, who considered the
address too temperate.
In Wall Street dr.d In financial circles
generally tho President's programme
produced a rcaseurlng effect, which waa
reflected In the stock market.
New York bankers; -will not oppose
the recommendations In tho message
and they believe that big business mill
not bo nfTected much. They point out,
however, thnt there Is danger of giving
free rein to blackm-tllcrs If Individuals
are allowed to tile damage ml I to ngulnst
I .orations after decrees are returned
In Government cases.
LONDON THINKS WELL OF IT.
Pie Comment on the Messnce Are
Special CaOlf Despatch to Tin Scv.
London, Jan. 21. Commenting on
President Wilson's message on trust legls
latlon the Dally Mall anvsi "Nothinir
utes, so far as It tends to restrict bankers
, . . dislocate
and will perhaps steady thn wotld of high
The Mornlnp Poif says: "Tho univer
sity professor Is proving himself a prac
tical politician of tho highest calibre. If
tho proposed legislation Is passed ho will
have to his credit a record for achieve
ment which was unequalled by any of his
The Ditllu .Veil's says: "President Wil
son's Is an excellent way of going to
work, It Is tho most comprehensive nnd
most promising scheme that American
statesmanship hius taken up ugalnst mo
nopoly." The 7't'iifa says: "Perhaps tlie most
significant feature of President Wllhon's
message Is Its undertone of friendliness
and sympathy with big business Interests
If the Congress and Wall Street cnu bo
Induced to emulate his tolerant, reconcil
ing temper vnme really fruitful legislation
1 may result. Certainly the trusts on their
part ought by now to havo learned thnt
they hno far mere to gain by cooperating
with the Government than by fighting It."
TOWN'S WATER STRANGELY HOT.
Three Thousand CltUena of t.lrnrd.
Kan,, .ott Without Snpplr.
Topiika, Knn.. Jun. 20, The deep well
KUppllug thn town of Glranl, Kan., with
water became hot to-day nnd the nu
theiitles removed tho pump.x. s.
The change cannot b Recounted for
and meagre bulletins from Glranl nay
that the heat Is Increasing, It being 120
degrees Fahrenheit at 8 o'clock to-night.
The 3,000 Inhabitant aro without a
water supply, Tho well is nearly 200
Glrard Is sltunteil In southeastern Ivan
Mis and Is the centre of a largo coal
milling district. The neatest place where
hot water Hows from tho earth Is Hot
Springs, Ark., 150 miles i.outheast.
NEW POST OFFICE FOR QUEENS.
To Cost .'l,Ml,ono and llr llnllt an
WAHltirs-nTON. Jan. 20, Representative
Dale of New York introduced a bill to
day making an appropriation of 13,600,.
000 for the purchase of the ground und
the election of a building to uecommo
date u post otllie at tho Long Island end
of thn Williamsburg Bridge.
The bill Miecltle.s that the post olllce
'shall bo contiguous to the rilaza In Will-
, lamsburg, und obligates the designers to
provide nn area forty feet wide In
Ithe dear on nil sides of the building, to
protect It against tire
Pre.siilent .Meets House Lead
ers to Get Quick
PliOMPT All) PLK1HJK1)
Work in House Will He Di
vided liftween Two
HB SKH1KS 01
Interstate Trade Commission
May Consist of Five nr
Wtsni.MiTov, Jan. 20. At a . onrvienc
held ut tho White HoUo to-night It was
decided that no tlmo should be lost In put
ting Into the form of law the antl-tiust
programme submitted to Cong! ess to-dar
by President Wilson.
The President discussed tho m.itier t
length with P.epresentatlves Clnyton.
chairman, and Carlln and Floyd of th
House Contnlttee on the Judiciary.
Mr. Wilson will tako up tho question to
morrow with Representative Adamson,
chairman of the llouso Committee on In
terstate and Foreign Commerce,
Thn President urged on his callers to
night the necessity for prompt action on
the nntl-ttust bills. Ho said it was of thn
highest Importance to business that the
bills outlined in his message should he en
acted at tho earliest possible date.
Assurances were given by the President's
callers that the Judiciary Committee would
begin work at once on the task In hand
Division of the Work.
In the House tho anti-trust woik will
be divided between tho Judicial Committee
and the Committee on Interstate and
Foreign Commerce. Tho latter committee
will prepare the bill proposing thn creation
of an lnttrstato trade commission and
another bill giving the Interstate Com
rnerco Commission supervision ovr t'.ie
Issuance of railway slocks and bond?. The
rest of the Wilson anti-trust programme
will bo flamed, so far as the Hi.U'i is
concerned, by the Judiciary Coiiunlttrc.
The Judiciary' Committee will rpoit
bills giving more explicit definition In law
of the term monopoly. It also will report a
bill prohibiting Interlocking directorate.'',
a bill making guilt personal In all cases
of violation of the anti-trust laws, a bill
prohibiting holding companies so far as
they are formed by Individuals and a h 11
giving Individuals tho right to found thrr
suits for redress upotr facts mid Ju.ls;.
ments approved by tho Government
On the Senate side all this legislation
will be handled by the Committee on
Interstate Commerce, of which Senator
Newlands of Nevada is chairman
A Series of lllll.
Thu rcjJslatlon sought by the Pi ce
dent will be embodied In a series of Mils
The exact number has not yet been
While the House nill Initiate the W'llsin
anti-trust programme In the main, action
Is likely to be taken "by the Senate at an
early date on one of the bills propositi.
Senator Newlands, who will handle the
Wilson autl-trust programme In the
Senate, will Introduce to-iuorrnn u bll.
creating ah Interstate trade commission
us recommended by President Wilson, It
will provide for a commission of i,.
talnly five member and possibly r-even
members; and tho Commissioner ot ("en.
poratlons will bo named as a member of
The Newlands 1.111 will diiect that the
new commission shnl! be built tip from
the organization known as the I. mean of
corporations in tho Department "f
It will provide pcunincs for corpora
tions that refuse to give infiumatiou on
demand by agents of tlie trade commis
sion. It will ll the salaries of the mem
bers of the commission ut Jio.eoo a jear
Chairman Newlands had a long confer
ence to-dny with Joseph ', Davie.-, Com
missioner of Corporation's. Mi laics
came to the Cupltol for tho purpose of
the conference. There was also an In
terehange of views between in.iiii.ei s of
the Senate Committee on Interstate Com
merce and the House Judiciary Commit
tee. Imililsllnrtlll rotters.
Thn new trade commission bill will
probably provide that that body shall ex
ercise no powers save Inquisitorial, and
that after un Investigation II shall report
facts to the Attorney-General. It Is
doubtful whether the bill will give tin.
trade commission authority to pass upon
stock und bond Issues, but viral iiniu
beis ure contending for Mich authority.
President Wilson's recommendations that
thn Interstate Commerce Commission be
empowered to supervise the Issues of rail
road stocks and bonds alieaily Is embodied
In a bill offered early In the session b
Chairman Adamson of the Interstate Com
This bill, modified III oiue particular
f.robably will be Indorsed as tin Adminis
tration nieasuie. The bill proposes an
amendment to the Inteistnle ci.nimi . . nei
whereby the commission shall require nn.i
carrier that has outstanding Mocks nut