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WILSON TOLL POLICY
ATTACKED IN HOUSE
KnovOiiml f California Says
Rrprnl Will Bo "National
fflV MINORITY HKPORT
In(liiiit.' That (lie FfR.it Will
lie 211 in st "Surrender to
(Jrent Hritoin." ,
M A.-m T 'S-- March 14. Views of the
trM factions In the minority of the
Home Commute on Interstate and Tot
. fniiininro opposed to thn rnl r
lit toll rnu 'ilon provlilon of the canal
Ift fro trrrraiiy mauo puonc in the
HI,, ii ........ ....... , a-'l rntiiiiBuVI
KncJnd, California, nopuhllctn, oeca-
"j epn !'' of racinff coast sentiment
..I Ihtt tit t fh.lt It Will n.tl..i,- I. .
,,'nund c which n majority of the Ile-
puMtcam n Congress will stand.
jifprf nia iv i.ninri, i-rogrrssive, or
0:tpi. tiled nn adverse report, and Rep
rrwntat vp Porcrnus and Reprrsentatlvt
Ofluueirieai-y. Democrats, mad a brief
rtttment. u wnicn tney gold that their
(.r.tl-TifntH had undergone no change since
previ minority report on the original
tl;il tolls net was mado In 1(12.
'alia It Complete Surrender.
' Heprentatlve (Cnowland'i report
y dn t'f the Administration's attitude
S tie fn'towln paragraph:
V ntu.itlon unparalleled and unprece
lTte.1 'n history now confront thta n
t.i' The custodian of. our rlghta, our
rent n dealing with foreign affairs, ad
Wi'.tn the ruuso of Oreat Britain. We
re left without a spokesman. With no
itumrt to ffttlo through diplomatic chart
tt'.t. lth no suggestion looking- to the
rtftrtnee of thin vital question to arbitra
tor unconditional and complete surrender
tetute 'I shall not know how c deal
aits other matters of even greater deli
ver ai d "onnquence If you do not grant
It to me.' "
This ltvr of the case possesses one
imnt of significance. It Is Just this line
e! argument which the Administration
luJrs most fear. Already Congressmen
ir.d Senators are beginning "to hear from
rr-e' mutterlngs of discontent over the
i.tltithe line from President Wilson's
til rertal message. There Is awakened
It the ountry. It In evident, a sentiment
ffrovd to reconsideration of the Gov
frrments previous uetlon In the premises
tr.e Krounn or threats of reDrlsal
ui'.r.'l the I'nlted States by foreign gor
"i.entf. Along this line Mr. Knowland
"Continuing, the majority reechoes the
le.oundlng and pusillanimous doctrine
wfnttv promulgated, which admonishes
lilt v. ,ui a situation nrlses wheroby a
tjrelgn nation Interprets a treaty against
I'll country It Is not necessary or wise
urge our contention even thouch
fitly i mvinceil of our abstract right,'
ui carrying this reasoning still further,
irftiea that even If It were a cloie ques
tonulth the balance tending In our favor.
it count not utiora in a matter of no-
tonal honor to contend or even debate.'
Mr Knowland calls tho restored tolls a
.rtual subsidy to the transcontinental
In conclulon ho says: "To acouleace
n In the demands of Great Britain after
ttj Government, iealclng through a
fjraer Secretary of State, has upheld
tU Amirlcan position, would be nothing
lf tRiti an act f national cowardice.
Cilr-run Adnmson of tho House Com-
E.'tfe cn lntfrstate and Foreign Com-
w t t i-ii,iy lesuiM tho followlni; state
rtr.t u; in ono pluue of the canal tolls
; iett' n touched upon In th minority re
jc". Sic I by llepresentatlve Knowland :
tr. .st monstrous perversion of the
tr.h ;'ir Ananias expiated his derellc
tnn is i voracity, and the most foolish
rece of fjlly enunciated since foots were
dvurni is the false statement going
t'MJsh t ie Jingo press to the effect that
11 requires vessels belonging to
tk. !"r ' I States to pay tolls. Such ves
Mi tr i' ii mentioned In the canal act
"r '1 !" Slim. bill, and ought not to be.
Thtv tr, owned by the same owner aa
1 u' il It passes Its vessels by right
if aw,fr lp. wording to the treaty.
Ctr is . -h the warships and the canal It
r.iiU , ih tolls to nobody but Itself,
a: "i v be concentrated nonsense."
Ilejsen'atlvcs Doremus.of Michigan
J t'i auhnesay of Ithodo Island, the
to lit rats of the Committee on In
t'nta'f anl I'orelwn Commerce who op-
t of th tolls exemption clause.
'; - I t.. r views us members of the
THE SUN, SUNDAY, MARCH 15, 1914.'
OTA1TH FIGHT JS 1THTAL0.
Crosssls Attend Day and MBh( llenr
nuFTAto, March 14. Mayor Fuhrmann
continued all day and evening to hear ad
ooatee of the Malone-Horton bill passed
by the Legislature and giving to the
Toters. of Buffalo the right to accept or
reject at the November election a com
mission charter for the city. The bill
contains the referendum, but not the
recall or the Initiative.
More than a thousand citizens crowded
the Mayor's office and the corridors ad
joining. The bill's friends greatly out
numbered the antagonists, who are. In tho
main, representatives f the Common
Council, abolished by the proposed char
ter. Dean Carlos C. Alden of the University
of Buffalo, who drafted the measure, ex
plained the charter and Its referendum,
while nearly all the other speakers for
the bill spoke of tho right of the peopla
to pass upon It after nn educational
campaign of more than live years and aa
many trips to the Legislature.
William Burnet Wright, Jr., made the
Jtenrlng lively by hja passages with
Mayor Fuhrmann. bringing out charges of
division and evasion of responsibility In
the city government, a long lived and
prosperous "tenderloin" ; extravagances In
city expenditures and a threatened tax
rate this year of 29 per thousand.
Mayor Fuhrman's allies In tho Common
Council, who nre a majority there, wers
heard In opposition. They ataacked the
charter provisions, avoiding the refer
endum. They predict that the Muyor will
disapprove the measure. If he. does, it
must be repassed by the Legislature. A
committee of 100 cltltens will go to Al
bany to ask for the repoasage of tho bill
If the Mayor vetoes It
COMMITTEE ON TRUST
BILLS HITS A SNAG
Democrats Discover Thut Inter
locking Directorates Are
Not Always Bad.
i minority In the following
)..i,Tlty report accompanying the
n - t)3 phase of the Panama Canal
.rmersy that was not thoroughly
e.i. leel r.d completely disposed of In
tSp K t-.-se ond CoiiRrcm. We believed
t tv.i! Cm.' that the remission of tolls to
ejr i-t!(o tradu was clearly within the
'fc's t t.ie t'n.ted KUtee under the Hay
!'t it. nncntIon.
T ,6 m, w w then entertained has slne
'wa r .gt' ii'iil by the opinions of some of
' ' rt authorities upon International
J:.i the frank declaration of Oreat
Er.'a r.tauicd In the protest of A.
sf.t. !. tr. os. addressed to the Secretary
J 'I F I'JU.
t irt M .
' lit' .
lull v.) tho remission of tolls
i.. 1 ii noinlc policy, and our
that regard was strengthened
'sin )t tho Democratic party
Haiti . in-. Tho majority re
it, In our opinion, contributed
to the iiubject, we eee no
f'onurt should reverse tho
. n in remitting tolls at the
a .t l to vessels engaged In the
irade of the United, males,
i iiimii this question are fully
.n the minority report that
i 11 It. 21,96!) Ill the Htxty
irress, eecond session."
CHILDREN CAUGHT IN FIBE TRAP
tnm.i siretarular Ilraotiea at
I iii llouaton Street Illase.
I' T r who has shop for
i ii-dlework patterns on the
' the three story brick build
i ll'jun'im ntreet. was heat-
ion ran of shellac over a
" 'c ilaj morning when Uie
hi I'Varine to throw It out
. a. ount of tho number ef
i l he street he ran down
no burning tihellofi dropped
.-. anil srt fire to the stairs
a ri llefore the flames were
I a pnlici'-inun rsfflSThT??
i c' clillilien,
Kiirlontt, who is custo.llau
' I'oli'-n Headquarters building
iry ntreet. M.ied Mrs. Annie
ml her two children, Mrs.
.t and her two children und
.iiuio, who were cut off from
c HiM'onil Hour.
' Hook and Ladder No. 6 on
is of help from the roof ran
i 'out ladder. It was six feet
Alwvii them the tlicmen saw
KlaiHteln and her two children.
MaHiln and Vogel reached the
ttnilliiK "ii the shoulders of
h ;i nd Klieinan Abrnms.
ilrninutl the mother and
'0 tin) in in of Lieut, Fauth
hands were badly burned. The
i.ino children were overcome by
ni- (lie damage was about 11,000.
Wajhinoton, March 14. Senatore at
work on the trust bill to prevent Inter
locking directorates got Into a snarl to
day and there was a wide divergence of
opinion ss to tho form th legislation
should take. The subcommittee of eight
appointed by Chairman Newlands spent
several hours discussing the question but
reached no conclusion. Several Senators
present, some of them Democrats, took a
stand against any sweeping legislation.
Apparently the committee Is confronted
with the same trouble with respect to this
bill that It has had regarding the Inter
state trade hill. Tho society or equity
and the various rural cooperative con
cerns as well as the labor unions want
a distinction made between monopolies.
They have adopted the Idea of Col. lloose
velt that there are "good" trusts and
"bod" trusts, and that the "good" ones
should be preserved and tho "bad" ones
outlawed. Kor example, the Wisconsin co
operative societies have been urging Sena
tor La Follette and the Representatives
from that State In Congress to demand'a
modification of the law so that It will not
put out of business the labor unions or
the cooperative agricultural societies
formed to market products.
Tresldcnt Charles R. Vm Hlse of the
University of Wisconsin, made this ap
peal and actually presented an amend
ment to the committee giving the Inter
state trade ronimlt-slon power to pass
upon combinations nnd In Its discretion ,
to give them n clean bill of health and i
permit them to operata under a revocnlilti '
license. This Idea Is a part of the Wis- I
cousin anti-trust laws. Letters have been
received from Prof. Charlei McCarthy of
Wisconsin and ollior legislative authori
ties urging the same idea and proposing
a licensing system to tin controlled by
the Interstate trade commission. The
plan has met with llttlo favor.
The same difficulty exists reKardtng In
terlocking directorates. Some of the Dem
ocratic Senators have suddenly discovered
that Interlocking directorates are not only
desirable but necessary In th conduct of
certain business and tncy want any legis
lation on that subject modltln! so that
there may be exceptions In the application
of the penalties.
ANIMAL HOSPITAL OPENED.
SHIPPERS FEAR LOSS
OF EXPRESS SERYICE
Merchants Think End of U. S.
Company Presents Seri
PLAN TO SATE COMPANIES
Proposition to Have Remaining
Concerns Act in Service
Women's League Nhona Many tlnrsts
Its ovel Features.
The formal opening of tho Free Hospi
tal and Dispensary for Animals at 350
Lafayette street, near Bond, took place
The hospital was established by the
New York Women's League for Animals,
of which Mrs. James Spoyer Is president.
It Is a five story structure. An unusual
feature Is a roof garden for sick horses.
There are accommodations for about
fifty horses and 160 cats and docs In the
hospital. There are ulso operating rooms
where every modern appliance for animal
surgery la at hnnd.
A large number of men and women,
members of the league and their friends,
attended tho openlnR yesterday.
Mrs. James Spoyer told the guests about
the origin of the leaguu and Its develop
ment. Addresses were also made by Dr.
William T. Hornaday of the Bronx Zoo-lugW-nl
Hardens, Miss Hndle American,
President McAneny of the Hoard of Al
dermen and Hugh Frayne.
WOMAN IN KEATING CASE FOUND.
Detectives Delay luct loulng 7.nsn
nelavseo About Mysterious Attnrk.
Second Deputy Police Commissioner
Itubln, who has taken charge of tho In
vestigation of the story of Maurice Keat-
. nAt.mne Oinl n u-nimin emtitovi'il
gangsters to kill him. has located '.nza
Belasco. Tnn siaicnieni hub ouiuu ,nv
...i..,. .hut ih (infectives will bo uble to
question her whenever they please.
They navu uetuj-eu, HiivYti.i, .!
to get a confession or admissions from
n.i.atAe fmil fltnnlev flnrman. lie
llnrry 1 1 1 ir....i ......
ciised by Mr. Keating. When theso men
wi re taken to we nmi muo iouri ji-am-day
Commissioner Itubln secured a con
tinuance of tho rnm until 2 P. M. to
morrow. A negro hallboy of tho apart
ment house at 105 Vest 104th street,
whero Keating lived and where Z.ua
Ilelasco had an apattmeut last January,
failed to Identify the two men.
Arrivals From Knsiln
Arrivals by the Hamburg-American
liner Amerlka. from Hamburg, Southamp
ton nnd Cherbourg:
Dr. Psul Huelisrher ' Mr. ami Mrs. W. It.
ht Herman num . "-
Mr. and Mrs.. Charles
Dr. Alfred Handor.
Wlllard Hall Porter,
Mr. and Mrs. Mahlnn
John T. Allen.
Charles Julian' Baker
Dr. Blerineu iiurai-
Mr'snd Mr. Loreni
' lly tho Fnbre Lino steamship Kanta
Anna, from the Mediterranean:
Vco.-.?1 Arn"M Mrmi'Mrrwi'itre..
Mr and Mrs. M, W. Itsnlteld. w
r.m Miss Kleanor Meroer.
Mr 2nd Mrs Joseph Mr.. P. T. Bpuell.
Wagfirtt. ' Mrs luls llsnderson
The end of the United States Express
Company brought the financial and mer
cantile communities of New York face
to face yesterday with the fact that the
entire express service of the country Is
In ilnnirer of being wiped out
The action of the United States) com
pany showed that the talk of liquidation
was moro than "bluff," as It had been
called In a number of quarters.
Merchants, bankers and men In chart
of the express companies said yesterday
that the problem of retaining the ex.
press service side by side with the parcel
post, or of annihilating the private ser
vice for the Oovemment service to take
aver what It could, waa presented
In a vital way that affected directly
the prosperity of the whole country,
Thero Is discussion of a drastic change
In the method of doing the express busi
ness. This Is being seriously considered
by officers of the big companies.
A plan Is being worked for the han
dling of the express business of the coun
try by the railroads, using the express
companies as their agents. Under this
plan the express companies would con
tinue as Independent organizations, to col
lect and deliver packages, the rail
roads paying them for thl service suf
ficient to meet their expenses, with a
moderate return on their Investment.
This revolutionary proposal, though
under consideration, has not yet reached
tho point where It has taken the form of
definite propositions to the railroads. It
was outlined yesterday by a man high In
express circles aa one means of saving
the express companies as valuable organizations.
Most of the present contrscts divide
the gross receipts from express business
on a 50 per cent, business between the
express companies and the railroads. The
express companies In addition guarantee
tho railroads a minimum amount of bus!
Express company offtsjera feel that the
guarantee Is n had arrangement that In
many cases reeults unfairly, tending to
Influence express companies to divert traffic
from the natural routes to thoso with
whloh the companies have most favorable
Iloiierta Answer routr.
lTcsldent Iloberts of the United Htats
Express Company, commenting on the re
ported statement by former Interstate
Commerce Commissioner Prouty yesterday
that the express business of the future
would t-e ilouo by fast freight, soldi
"It would be impossible to handle the
package business by freight In the way
business men demand. Not long ago the
head of ono of the largest mercantile
houses In this city was talking of the
outlook for tho express companies. I
mentioned that this company would go
out of business If conditions did not Im
prove. He was astounded and would not
bellovo It. 'If the express companies go
out of business,' he told, me, 'we'll have
to go out or business, too.'
"Ho then said that It was not an In
frequent thing with his firm to rend by
express goods worth from 110,000 to 115,
000 needed In n hurry by department
stores In St I.ouls. Chicago or other
Western cities for special tales. Those
stores hail advertised special ralea de
pending on the shipments nnd this Now
York house hail only twenty-four to
thirty-six hours from the time the tele
graph orders woro received in New York
to lay the goods on the counters of the
" 'We can't do thin sort of thing by
parcel post, said this man. 'It's Impos
sible. It can only bn done by the ex
express companies, and they've got to con
tinue, In buslncFS If the mercantile busi
ness of the country Is not to be seriously
"The public does not understand the
functions and umch of the express ser
vice It lias," continued Mr. Roberts. "It
demands speed and wo give It speed. Fast
freight may be all vtry well for an over
night trip. Hut whero Is your 'pickup'
servlco? Take away from the express
companies tho necessity of collecting
goods at offices, factories nnd homes, and
they could stand any amount of competi
tion. "Thin collecting service in the heaviest
express of the companies. It Is a drain
o:i earning!, but It Is what the publlo
wants and has a right to demand. But
doe the vubllc think of the hour after
hour that our wagons up In the dry
goods district must stand Idle, waiting
to move pncknK with all haste as noon
iih the. bbjr mermntllo bousnrt can get them
ready? Two horees nnd the truck, rep
resenting an Investment of, say, 11,000,
and two, often thre nun must I kept
Idlo for hours bevauso of tho uncertainty
aa to tho time and tho amount of ship
ments'. Tho delivery of goods la not no
oowtly ns the collection.
Itnllronits Can't Do Work.
"Tho railroads cannot do this -work. It
Is not railroad work. It roqulrus n. great
iilant. heavy outlay of capital im! the
closest "f personal nupervlslon. The Erie
Railroad tried It and hud to ipilt lxscausu
of their lowiw twenty-five yoaro ago. It
In n separato function.
"Therw aro other services, which the ex
press companion perform about which lit
tle Is known. Kor Instance, the Govern
ment dot not transport Its own money.
It turns all of Its money shtiime.nui over
to tho United Stntos Expreas Company.
This company has In transit at times as
much us from KO, 000,000 to (30,000,000
of Government money for which It la re
sponsible, ami has to guard moat care
fully. Wo sent 12.000,000 Into Columbus
by bout and wagon during the floods,
when all trains woro out off. We took
rl'10,000 of Government funds Into Zan.w
vtlle when tho nood was nore. We risked
the load of tho money on tionts and
wagons. The company got probably 60
cunts for the Job.
"I bellevn that the public will soon
bocomo convinced thnt thn expross com
panies Illl n need here. Why compare
our service with fast freight in Germany?
Wo are ahead of flm-many and Europe
In this mutter by long odds. t)ur mer
chants would not stand for tho service
on parcels given In other countries.
"We are dairy that tills company had
needed, its iieci'Sawr to imiiiaow.- weft i'
threat, no niurr, nut wo owen n to our
stockholders to protect their Interests
before thu property of the company was
President lloliorts said that the com
pany would rontlnuo to do business and
mako shipments for some tlmo. Its op.
eratlng worlt will go on nt least until
July 1 and probably longer.
President II. I). Caldwoll of Wells Fargo
& Co eald vesterday 'This company
has no Intention of retiring from the
express business In which It now op.
eratcH over nearly 100,000 miles of rail
road and etoamshlp lines.
"A vear's experience with tho parcel
post hns demonstrated that a very, large
number or inntviauais ami iirmn nave
hnllt un their business upon express ser
vlco and that It Is an absolute necessity
to the business interests of the country,".
Forty-iecond and Forty-third Street. West of Fifth Avenue
Motor and Carriage Entrance on Forty4htri Street
Are now featuring in all departments later extensive Spring Importations of high class merchandise,
including authentic modes in Ready-to-Wear Apparel for Women, Misses and Children;
exclusive materials for dress purposes and home decoration; also the most
, desirable novelties and dress accessories.
To-morrow there will be presented on the Third Floor
Women's and Misses'
in the largest assortment ever assembled by Stern
Brothers, portraying in a broad, comprehensive
manner, the more exclusive modes in Tailleur Suits,
Dancing Frocks, Afternoon and Travelling Costumes
Restaurant and Evening Gowns.
Limousine, Touring and Street Coats, Wraps and
Capes; affording a selection to meet every require
ment, from popular priced to high cost garments-
Especially featured in the display are
of Silks. Woolens and combination materials.
of Dresden and Plain Taffeta, Crepe de Chine and
of Laces, Chiffon Cloth and the new silks.
Morning and Summer Dresses,
of Voiles, Crepes, Linens and Novelty Cottons.
Cotton and Linen Dress Goods
On the Second Floor
The highest class of Foreign Novelty and Plain Fabrics
for Spring and Summer Dresses, is now on display,
including the newest designs, weaves and colorings
Printed, Embroidered, Chenille and Novelty effects in
Golfines, Crepes, Ratine, Duvetyn, Velours, Voiles,
Marquisette and Eponge. St. Gall Swisses, Ottomans,
Organdies, Scotch Ginghams, Irish Dimities and French
and Irish Dress Linens.
Also for Monday, Special Reductions in
Fancy Crcpci, 36 inches, wide, in an attractive line -
of new floral and figured effects on white grounds, Yd. 1 9c
Regular price 35c Yard
Imported Dress Linens, 36 inches wide, pure flax,
in a large assortment of this season's popular shades;
also black and white. Value 45c Yard. at 25c
French- Novelty Crepes, 42 inches wide, -in
fashionable shades, Regular price $1.50 Yd, at 1.10
The Upholstery Departments
On the Fourth Floor.
are showing, for the coming season, an unusually
attractive assortment of Imported Cretonnes, Chintzes
and Futurist Linens, in striking color effects; also
Colored and Cream Madras, Fancy Scrim and Nets,
Sunfast Armures with light "hangings to match; Scrim
and Net Curtains, Spreads and Covers.
For To-morrow, an Important Purchase of
Imported Curtain Madras,
in white and cream, 36 and 45 ins., Yard 22c, 39c
Values 35c to 75c
lace trimmed, Values $1.25 to 4.50 Pair, at 85c, 2.75
Utility Chests, covered with Japanese warp
matting, castor mountings and pin cushion attached, $2.25
Value $3.50 Each
The Opening Presentation
Model Gowns, Wraps, Blouses
from the foremost Parisian modistes and couturiers,
has been arranged for
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
March 16th, 17th and 18th,
In the Dressmaking Salon, on the Fourth Floor.
To-morrow and Tuesday, will be held,
The Annual Spring Sale of
Women's Kid Gloves
embracing the most desirable imported styles,
At Greatly Reduced Prices:
Women's Two-Clasp Glace Kid Gloves,
Overseam sewn, three-row embroidered backs; in tan,
black and white. Regularly sold for $1.50.
At 88 Pair
12-Button White Glace Kid Mousquetaires,
At $1.45 Pair
Regularly sold for $2.50
16-Button White Glace Kid Mousquetaires,
At $1.85 Pair
Regularly sold for $2.85
20-Button White Glace Kid Mousquetaires,
At $3.25 Pair
Regularly told for $4.25
Women's One-Clasp Cape Walking Gloves,
in shades of tan, also white, Regularly sold for $1.00,
At 65c Pair
Recent Importations will be shown, To-morrow, of
Novelty Dress Silks
introducing new effects in Chiffon Taffetas, consist
ing of Persian Plaids, Roman Stripes, Pompadour
designs in Broche, Printed Warp and Jacquard
combinations; Soft Moire Alexandria, Moire Colum
bia and Moire Ruiselet.
Also the latest Paris Creations
Cascaddo, Golfine Pois, Lozange and Damassc.
An Exceptional Offering Also To-morrow of
3200 Yards Imported Black Moire Cotele,
31 inches wide, Sold regularly for $4.00 Yard, at $ 1 .85
7500 Yards Satin Charmeuse,
40 inches wide, in.a range of street and evening t aq
colors; also ivory and black, Value $3.00 Yard, at 1.4o
8300 Yards Ripple Silks and Canton Crepe,
40 inches wide, in all desirable shades, suitable for
street and afternoon wear; also black. Yard 135
Regularly sold for $2.00 and 2.50 Yard
STANDARD OIL GO. TO
YIELD M GERMANY
DespairK of Averting Law
Plans to Make Contract
Furnish Product to Pro
Wasiiinqtov, March 14. Information
has rwichi'd WssliliiKton to the effect that
the Btandanl Oil Company of Clarmany,
which Is mrnnced with obliteration by
the pendlnr oil monopoly bill before the
Cicrman Imperial Parliament, Is likely
to make the best of a bud situation by
rixleuvorlns; to arranan to do business
Stairs Uovi-rnmont win not ask the Her
man Government not to pass the bill, nor
will It protest aralnst It In any form.
There Is no ground In International law
or treaty rlsjhts for questioning the right
of the Oennan Government to rass such
a bill. The measure will work to the In
terests of the Independent oil producers
of the United Rtates, who are entitled to
Just as much support from the Htatn De
partment as the Htandard Oil Company Is.
Despair of V. B. Aid.
The Standard Oil Company, It Is known,
despairs of averting the passage of the bill
through diplomatic action and is under
stood to be preparing to save Itself
through other means. It Is said here that
tho company has submlttod to the parlla-
ijasntarr oommlttss having charge of tbs
bill a proposal to rail oil In Germany nt
a prlco not to tixccnt n speclllfil maximum
during tho next ten years. Tills propositi
is sain to liu ifCtflvliiK ruvorabU) consid
eration, one of thn objections to tho mo
nopoly bill In Germany helnic that It will
Inrreasa tho prlco of oil.
Falling In this plan, them Is reason
to bellevn that the Htnndard Oil Com
pany will devoto itself to Rottlnir con
tracts to furnish oil to thn Government
concern contemplntrd In tho peiidlnK bill.
The Indcpondents, rivals of tho Standard
Oil Company, havo already nindn tentative
contracts with the backers of the mo
nopoly plan for furnishing oil.
Worried About l'rnpert.
The Standard Oil Company Is chiefly
worried nbout tho compensation It Is
to receive for Its property In Germany.
The company's representatives contend
that they havo Interests In Germanv
worth f2G.000.000 und are much worried
as to whether tho nppralsnl provided for
In the monopoly bill will give, them' a
full return for this. They fear that
certain portions of their plants, retail
equipment and other propertied will not
bo bouRht by the new concern and will be
left on their hands, a total Iohm. The
company would alao llko compensation for
Its good will and its value ns n golm;
The Btate Department will exert Itself
In hhnirg Jnr,! Mil rompnE
(fence that an Injustlco to thn Amert
can concern Is dona In the matter of
arranging compensation. The domestic
history of thn Htandard Oil Company In
the United Statea Is not affecting In
any way thn nttltudo of tho Htato De
partment toward It In the present matter,
but It Is felt by thn Department that
Um United Ktates cannot asuuna that
an Injustice will be done to tho company
until thero Is some evldenco to that
announcement from Washington to-day
that the American Government would not
mako a protest in favor of the Standard
Oil Company In tho mutter of tho petro
leum monopoly bill.
The company does not want the Ameri
can Uovirnment tu protest attulnst tho
bill but to support Its demand thnt tho
bill bn amended so that thn company will
receive adequato compensation for Its
property. As tho bill now standa It pro-vldi-a
that an expert shall place n valua
tion upon the Standard plants In Germany
and that the German Government will
pay the company tho price fixed by the
expert. The company fears that this ex
pert will not give proper consideration to
the good will of tho company nnd other
While the American Government will
make no protest against the monopoly bill
It recently requested a postponement of
action In the matter pending determina
tion of tho American standpoint, but the
Itelchstag paid no heed to the request.
Under the provisions of the bill, which
will undoubtedly pass tho Itelchstag, tho
Standard Oil Company will recelvo no
compensation for Its refinery In tho free,
port of Itremen outside of the customs
rone or for tho expensive establishment
at Hamburg started two ars ago.
JOHN D. BUYS 250 TON STONE.
LOFT HIT WITH OWN CANDY.
lino llecriieri Wife' lir Ar
rested !ellt ti, He llevill'.
Congressman Georgo W. Ixift caused
the arrest of George lSrown, 1H years old,
his tli'ntt wife .s nephew, jestenlay
nftornoon, after the young man had hit
Mr. Loft in the j with a candled orange.
This happined In the uinily factory at
100 llrootiio f tr 1 1.
Mr. Loft told Mnglstrato Corrlgsn In
the nlgln couit last night that the young
man was partly ln,inn and had been In
the habit of entiling to the Loft stores
dally und smashing casts and throwing
enmly about Magistrate, C'orrlgan sent
llruwn to llollevue for observation for
FOR COr,D8, INFLUENZA,
COUG1IS, BORE THROAT
tasistard Fears 'Government Will
Not Pay Val I'rlce.
Bsolin, March 14. There was no sur
prise In Government circles here over the
TAnnvrowN, n, t March n. John d. fluenzB, catarrh, pains and sore-
Itockefeller has bought a new stone. It ness jn ,ne c,es, aruj Jjmbs,
Is said to weigh 250 ions, and Is to .bo- , , general pros-
used In his new stable. Tho stone Is to lw p ' . .
bwuAt to Tarrytown In a special boat ' ration, aclimR boilCS and sleep-
and will be carted from the dock to
Mr. Itockefeller applied last evening to
the board of trustees far permission to
move It through the village. Tho board
refused thn request until Mr, Itockefeller
furnished a bond to protect tho village
from dnmnge. The trustees fear that the
heavy stonu mny damage the brick pave
No one as yet knows where the stone Is
coming from or of whst nature It Is.
A dose of "Seventy-seven" at
the first feeling of restlessness,
will cut short thn attack.
If you wait till you're sick a
hed it may take longer to break
up. Two sizes, 25c. und $1.00,
at all druggists or mailed.
IIumphreT' Homro, UMIrlnx Co., ISS William
Slrrf t. New York. Advertlsrmfnt.