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HERALD
THE
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morninpr home circulation, and
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Fair, warmer to-dv rain at
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Yesterday's temperature Maxi
mum. 44; minimum, 25.
WASHTNGTOX. D, C. THURSDAY, JANUARY 23. 1913.-TWJULVE PAGES.
6NE CENT.
1ST0. 2301
WASHINGTON
EXTEND CIVIL
SERVICE, PLEATO
President Taft and President
Emeritus Charles W. Eliot,
Harvard, the Speakers.
500 PERSONS PRESENT
Dinner of Chamber of Commerce of
United States Held at New
Willard Hotel.
The task or reforming the civil service
in the higher grades, of ousting the
fcpoils system from it last intrench
ments, of placing under civil service all
.. AmAnt.ii fflrrs exceDt those who
exericsc a guidance in the selection of
policy. " wis aligned to the Chamber of
Commerce of the United States by i-rcsi-dent
Taft and Dr. Charles V. Eliot,
president emeritus of Harvard I'nlver--ity
and president of the National Civil
Service Reform League, at the first an
nual dinner of the Chamber at the New
Wlllowl last nurllt.
President Taft and Dr Kliot were the
onlj speakers of the evening, owing to
the unavoidable absence of Speaker
r-iarL The aeidrcsen of both men,
Ihougli delivered without notes, showed
a careful studv of a common theme, and
the remark of both were received with
an unusual degree of consideration by
more than Ad guests gathered irom an
sections of the United States.
Mr Taft was in unusually happy vein
His iddress abounded in good-natured
epigram", humorous sidelights upon the
rmestinns of the hour, and s.eemed to gi
v Ice to .1 genenl attitude which was
pculUrlv tvpir-il and perhaps, uncon-i-oloush
explanatory of his cour-e In the
1A hitc House
He indulged in several good-natured
strictures urx n the though which, from
his vii-w point, tv pined the political move
ment headed by Col Ilooevclt, repueii
In the amc vein to the criticism which
met his recent order placing fourth-clas
postmasters under the civil service, ana
urged upon the chamber the duty of sup
porting the Incoming administration in
an effort to continue the work of civil
serviic reform
J
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Git
His i-ummlng up of the political thought
cf opnoln? political factions and parties
"cemed to be contained In the following
comment
The fault into which the present
generation Is In danger of falling is the
belief that government should do every
thing and that individuals should do
lomparativelv little until Congress shall
have foisted them into a position where
where they can do It casilv.
President Harry A. Wheeler, of the
Chamber, in his Introductory remarks,
indicated his belief that. President TtrfCs
administration has been eminently one
of constructive irogretiv Ism and would
l so treated by history The demon
stration which greeted the President
when he aroe and which went from en
thusiasts applause to boisterous yells
of approbation lasted for several min
imps, until Mr Taft, taking advantage of
-i lull in the tumult, remarked with a
Ic-tugh "V. ou can t suppress me that
gentlemen
The President said in part
President's speech.
' It Is a great pleasure to be present at
this first annual dinner of the .National
Chamber of Commerce Tour president
has been good enough to treat it as
i work of the present administration
1 am glad of that. 1 am Just about to
move out of the White Houe. and J am
tooking about to make a distinction be
tween tho-e things I can take with me
as peculiarlv belonging to the person who
Ins lived there lor four years and thoe
things that 1 have to lave as belonging
generally to the nation, and in a similar
way anything that can be attributed to
the particular administration as dis
tinguished Irom that ordinary course
business that is of necessity and does
not belong to the credit or anv admin
I'tratlon, 1 am now engaged in trying
to 'elect lor the pleasure of restrospect.
And It Is a great pleasure to look upon
mis audience and think or this mstitu
tion not a a baby' or the admlnls
tration. but as a full grown man, spring
ing into being under Influence that pre
vailed during the lour years that X have
had the honor of being at the head ot
the government
There is a great deal to do in every
legislative bodv. But under any con
tontlniird on I'nur 1'onr.
TWO WASHINGTONIANS
CONTRIBUTE TO FUND
Simon Wolf and Julim I. Peyser Gire
$500 Each to Hebrew Union
College at Dedication.
recul to The VVaslunctrai Ilrrald.
incinnati, Ohio, Jan 22. Simon Wolf
and Julius I Peyser ot Washington,
D d, each contributed 00 toward a fund
for the maintenance of the new Hebrew
1 nlon College, which was dedicated here
this afternoon
The Washingtonians were among the
rabbis and laymen attending the twenty
third council of the Lnion of American
Hebrew Congregations, who in less than
fifteen minutes this afternoon donated
more than $100,000 for the maintenance of
the new college The council will come
to a close to-morrow
A lorge throng of visitors and Clncin
natians attended the dedication
The small chapel, designed to hold only
320 worshipers did double duty. Mayor
Henry Hunt and the representatives if
many civic educational institutions, graced
the occasion with their presence
The ceremonies were opened by the
entrance of an imposing procession, con
sisting of the officers of the organization.
Prayer was offered by Rabbi Moses J.
Grles, of Cleveland.
Sismund Rheinstrom. chairman of the
building committee, presented the build
ing to the president of the Union of
Hebrew Congregations.
J. Walter Freiberg, president, formally
accepted the buildings in a fen well
chosen words of appreciation for the
labor of the building committee.
Edward L. Helnahelmer accepted the
buildings for the board of governors of
tne college.
The reading of a selection from the
Psalms by Rabbi Sol Foster, of Newark.
N. J. was followed by the oration, de
livered by Rabbi Jonah B Wise, the son
of the founder of the college.
fatlnee. Cbaoneey Olcott. Isle o Dreams,
To-day 2.13. Columbia Theater: 50c to L
COMMERCE BODY
MRS. JENNIE WOODBRIDGE
COUSIN OF GOV. WILSON,
DIES IN BALTIMORE
Baltimore. Jan. 22. Following; a. long ill
ness, Mrs. Jennie Wilson Wooarow.wooa
bridge, cousin of the President-elect- and
wife of Dr. Samuel Isett woodDnace, s
Chinese missionary, of. Columbia, S. C,
died this morning In Johns Hopkins Hos
nltai. Mrs. Woodbrldge has been a. P'
tient at the institution since December 2S
list.
Mrs. Woodbrldge was a. life-long- friend
of Mrs. Woodrow Wilson, the incnasmp
having developed when the 'two si girls
were attending school at Columbia. S. C.
Mrs Wilson came to Baltlrnqreiasi rn
Aav tn vlalf her friend. t r
Mrs. Woodbridgc was stricken with a
cancerous growth while m nnangnai.
nhinn on November 1 last. Accompanied
by 1M Woodbridgc, she left China on No
vember 23, and came to Baltimore to en
ter the hospital to submit to an operation
Soon after entering the hospital Mrs
Woodbrldge was operated on by Dr. J M.
T. Finney. Dr. Woodbrldge took quarters
In Broadway, Just opposite tho hospital,
nnfl ho was the only member of the fam
ily present when the end came to-day at
6 o'clock. About a weeK ago airs. woa
brldgc's condition became serious, and
the physicians would give no nnai aasur
anceVof her rcco ery.
Tull arrangements for the- funeral have
not been completed, but Interment will
be at Columbia. S C
KENTTOlEEF
WILSONTO-DAY
Important Conference Sched
uled Between President
elect and Californian.
CABINET BOOM LAUNCHED
Representative Clayton of Alabama
Urged for Attorney General West
ern Man Wanted for Interior.
Trenton. N J Jan 22. One of the
most important conferences that Presi
dent elect llson lias held since his elec
tion, and ono that miy have the most
far-reaching effect, will be held to-morrow
in the Matehouse. when Repre
sentative William Kent of California,
Progres'ive Republican, will meet the
rresident-elect to discuss It is under
stood, a plan to advance-the Wilson poli
cies In Congress. Kent ranks with Sena
tor La Follette in Progressive Impor
tance He comes to meet the President
elect on his own Initiative, prepared. It
Is believed, to pledge his support to the
President-elect. Kent has Immense Influ
ence among Progressive Republicans in
both the Senate and the House Speak
ing on Kent s visit to-day. the President
elect said.
"Representative Kent U one. of the
most prominent progressive Republicans
n the West "
A Democrat who Is very cloe to the
President-elect said to-night
Representative Kent will he the first
Progressive Republican to give his sup
port to President-elect Wilson This will
lie tremendously significant. It may
mean that Kent s associates and his fol
lowing, which is large, will flock to the
President-elect s support. If Kent s influ
ence in the Senate can be exerted in be
half of Gov Wilson and his policies
the sear.t Democratic majority there will
not be as dangerous as It would other
wise. Kent was one of the first of the
Progressive Republicans He figures now,
as I understand it that- Roosevelt has
had his chance and could not come
through, and that the only thing for
Republican Progressives to do now is to
get behind Wilson."
Booms for Cabinet Jol..
A number of names for the Cabinet
were presented to the President-elect to
day. Among these were Represntatlv e
Henry Clavton of Alabama, for Attorney
General Gov Haw lev. of Iowa. Clay
Tallman. of Nevada: Gov. Edward Nor
ns, of Montana, and Joseph K Teal, of
Oregon, all for Secretary of the In
terior Senator Perky said- "What we want
is a man familiar with the needs of the
Western country, with the pnbllc land
question, the mining interests and the
like Any one of the four gentlemen
named possess these qualifications "
Another visitor was Supreme Court
Justice Dowling, of New York.
As a personal compliment to him Gov.
Wilson learned to-day the Legislature
will make an earnest effort to pass his
seven corporation bills before he ceases
to be Governor so that they can have
his signature of approval. Public hear
ings will be dispensed with The Gov
ernor himself does not think public hear
ings are necessary.
"No Iteason for Hearings.
The bills do not efTect special Inter
ests," he said to-day 'They are of such
a general public character that if It were
decided to hold hearings, we would have
to hear the whole United States As a
matter of fact, there is nothing to hold
hearings about. The bills are perfectly
business-like. There is nothing sensa
tional or novel about them They are
simply to apply In a business-like way
what the whole country has agreed
upon."
The Governor anticipates no disaffec
tions among the Democrats in the Legis
lature, and expects his bills will have
some Republican support.
Mr. Wilson expects to have his teeth
repaired. They have been seriously ne
glected by reason of his devotion to the
work; and be probably will have to spend
the better part of the day In the dentist's
chair.
FIVE JURORS OT DAEROW CASE.
Vevr Panel Drawn and Cane Ad
journed Until ro-nlorrow.
Los Angeles, Jan. 22. Five permanent
jurors have been selected and sworn to
hear the evidence In the second trial of
Clarence Darrow on a charge of bribing
Jurors in the McNamara case. A sixth
trial juryman faces a peremptory chal
lenge lh the event the defense's attor
neys are unable to disqualify him on ac
count of his age and physical condition
through the testimony of physicians, and
with but four other possible Jurors re
maining of the original venire of 12, a
new venire of seventy-five was drawn
this afternoon and placed in the hands
of the sheriff for service. As Darrow re
fused to proceed with the examining of
the talesmen until the box was filled, an
adjournment was taken until mday
morning, when the new veniremen will
report to the court.
Town Dealroynl by l'irr.
Madrid. Jan 22. The town of Dulnas,
five miles south of Palencia. was partially
destroyed by fire to-day. Several persons
are missing.
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Two mass meetings, one at the Xcw National Theater, at 4:150 o'clock this afternoon, to indorse,
the other at Old Masonic Temple, at 8 o'clock to-night, to protest, against President Taft's nomination
of Cuno H. Rudolph and James F. Oter as Dislict Commissioners have been called.
Both meetings arc expected to hac an effect upon the Senate, hoe confirmation or failure to
confirm hefnrr Afnrrri 4 uill r?pri(i( tho tiltimatp fnt nf thr nominations.
The men who. after a conference csterdav moraine, called the
the nomination vpf .Messrs. Rudolph and Oyster, declared last night
citizens to snowturai inc people oi
Democrats, reuniting the party m the District for the first time since the dissensions subsequent to
the primary last May, stated at a conference last nicht that the' expect the meeting they hac invited
the public to attend to-mght w ill
trict want President Tatts nomination of the Commissioners denied
The meeting at the New National
Theater, at 4.S0 o'clock this afternoon
will be presided over by William F.
Gude, and the list of speakers an
nounced yesterday includes A Lft
wich Sinclair, D. J. Callahan, and
Charles W. Darr. who were considered
by President Taft as posalbllc nominees
for Commissioners: John G. McQrath.
Aldis B Browne. W. T. Galllher. P. T.
Moran. Dr. John Van Schalck. Jr
Maurice Rosenberg. Henry Franc, Dr.
Wallace Radcllffe, CoL Robert jr. Har
per. William V. Cox. W. H Saunders.
Eldridge E. Jordan, Capt. John Miller.
and P. J. Ryan
Plans for the gathering this afternoon
were made at a conference ot citizens
at the the Board of Trade rooms yester
day. Among those present were: Mr.
Gude, Charles J. Bell, E. C. Graham,
William John Eynon. Joseph S. Stras
burger, Isaac Gans, George W. White,
Thomas Melton, Thomas Grant, Mr.
Browrne, D S Porter and Mr Sinclair
Gude Isaacs Call.
Yesterday's conference was held an
hour after the first call for It was made
by Mr. Gude, but Its proceedings were
marked with enthusiasm. A committee
on arrangements was appointed and a
list of speakers prepared.
Besides the speeches. It Is expected.
there will be a. presentation of resolu
tions authorizing the appointment of a
committee to convey to Congress the
wishes of the citizens at the mass meet
ing According to those who planned this
afternoons mass meeting. It Is to provide
popular indorsement of President
Taft's action in appointing Mr. Rudolph
and Capt. Oyster: and, in case the nom
inations by President Taft fall of con
firmation, to show the next President
how highly the people of the District
regard Messrs Rudolph and Oyster: and
to show Messrs. Rudolph and Oyster
what their fellow -citizens thlnK cf
them.
WRONG MAK GOT VOTES.
Pennsylvania State Representative
TJpaet Calculations.
Harrisburg. Pa . Jan. Discovery
that three members had been recorded
as voting for William S. Lelb. of Schuy
kill, for resident clerk of the House of
ReprescntaUves when they claim to
have voted for other candidates, will
likely make necessary another vote.
This was one or tne places over which
the Regular and Progressive factions
tested their strength Monday night. One
hundred and four votes were recorded!
for Lelb, or Just enough to elect. To
day Messrs. Showalter. of Union, and
Gramley, of Center, recorded for Lelb,
said they had voted for William P.
Toung, of Pottstown, the Progressive
candidate, and Mr. Kecgan. Democrat, of
Fayette, said he had votfcVafor Jerome
. Allman. though credited to Lelb
The Republican State Committee bills
creating a public utilities commission
and a State department of charities, re
gulaUng employment of women and chil
dren, tightening tho corrupt practices
law, providing for wokmen's compensa
tion and amending the election laws,
were Introduced to-day. x
KentncLr Bank doses Doors.
Louisville, Jan. 21 The Commercial
Bank and Trust Company was closed to
day by the State Banking Commissioner
following the regular examination Bad
loans caused the action. The bank,
which was organized In JK6, has JSOO.OOO
capital, $723,000 deposits,' and $722,000 loans.
It was announced that depositors will be
paid In full. J"ormer Secretarr of State
JBen L. Bruoer is president.
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TO-DAY AND TO-NIGHT
JOHN V. COSTELLO.
Car lilts W-onj Twelve- Hart.
Harrisburg. Pa., Jan. 22. yitllam Mark
ley, F B Huber, and William Palmer
were severely Injured and nine others less
seriously hurt when a trolley cir collided
with a heavy delivery wagon between
Harrisburg nnd Steelton to-day.
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that thev expect the. convention of;
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- To-nlght s mass meeting called by Dem
ocrat' to protest against confirmation cf
the Tart nominations of Commissioners
will be called to order at Old Masonic
Temple at S o clock by Lorenzo G War-
field and presided over by Democratic
National Committeeman John F. Costello.
The public is Invited
As representatives of the several
branches of the Democratic party in the
District. J Fred Kelley, Henry E. Davis.
Robert E. Mattlngly, Edwin A. Newman.
Charles A Douglas. John B Colpoys. Ed
ward T. Benton. Jr. James S Easby
Smlth. and William McK. Clayton will
speak
The mass meeting takes the place of
a conference of all the candidates lor
delegate and alternate to -the Demo
cratic Central Committee voted for it
the Demacratlc primaries last spring
Mr. Warfleld had called the conference
for the purpose ot getting all the "fac.
tions ' together Into an organized and
harmonious Democracy, and tne Demo
crats, including Mr Warneld, who met
last night, decided to make their meet
ing a general one to protest, on behalf
oV the united Democrats of the District,
against the nominations made by Presi
dent Taft.
Resolutions re vilopled.
Resolutions adopted at the conference
at National Committeeman Costello s
headquarters last night plainly indicate
the earnestness with which the local
Democrats will oppo'e confirmation ot
the Taft nominations They were pre
pared by John H. Colpoys, Edward T
Benton. Jr. James S r-asoy-Smltn, and
William McK. Clayton, as follows:
"Be it resolved. That we pledge the
organized Democracy of the District of
Columbia to use every proper effort to
defeat the nominations of President Taft
for Commissioners of the District of
Columbia.
"We believe that these nominations
were, moved by selfish political expedi
ency on the part of a President whose
every act has received the disapproval of
the American people.
"We insist in the name of political
fairness and Justice that to President
Wilson belongs .the right to name the
Commissioners of the District of Colum
bia, who are to hold office during his
administration."
The several speeches made last night
made no reflection upon either Mr. Ru
dolph or Capt, Oyster personally, but
they expressed disapproval of the nomi
nations by President Taft It was as
serted that President Taft ought not, "on
the very eve of his retirement, to appoint
Commissioners to serve under President
elect Wilson."
Three Girls Hurt In Fire Panic.
Columbus. Ohio, Jan. 21 Three girls
were Injured here to-day during a panic
In the plant of the Burdell Pad Com
pany, following the discovery of flre.
Tno Jumped from a third-story window
to the pavement, receiving possibly In
ternal injuries The third girl Jumped
Into the Scioto River, but was rescued.
The loss was 230,000.
Brothers Killed In Kxploatsn.
Fort Smith. Ark , Jan. 21 Two men
were killed and two others probably fa
tally Injured by an explosion at the
Equitable Powder Company's plant, east
of the city to-day. The dead are:
William Furr. twenty-nlnr, and TV. N.
Furr, thirty -nine, brothers.
UrolliT Joseph's Death Denied.
Honolulu, Jan. 21 Reports of the death
cf Brother Joseph, who is In oharge of
the leper colony on Molokai Island, which
were widely circulated in Europe and
rmenca on Monday, were denied to-day.
A letter was received from Brother Jo
seph nnd in It he made no mention ot
having been Hi.
TURKEY YIELDS
ADRIANOPLE TO
BALKAN ALLIES
.
Porte Gives in t Ultimatum
of Powers that War
Cease.
DELEGATES WILL MEET
Qaettioa of Disposal of Aegean Islands
to Be Left to Dednoa of Aa
bauadoria! Conference.
Speeul Cfcbla to Tfee Wtahiaiton ITmld.
Constantinople, Jan. 21 Yielding to the
demands of the powers, which it now ap
pears amounted to nothing less than an
ultimatum, the Grand Council of the Ot
toman empire, decided late to-day to
cede the fortress of Adrlanople to the
Balkan allies and to leave to the powers
the question of the disposal of the
Aegean Islands.
This action. It is believed here, will
lead to the resumption of the peace con
ference In London to-morrow and an
early termination thereof, with the allies
complete victors In the war with Turkey
and in the diplomatic conflict that fol
lowed It. without further bloodshed.
Somo surprise was. occasioned by the ac
tion of the Grand Council to-day. as only
yesterday tho Porto sent Instructions to
Its delegates In London to obtain from
the powers explanations of certain pas
sages In the powers' noto which were
considered Indefinite. The powers' note,
parts of which were made public to-day,
was composed in the strongest terms.
"The government (Turkey)." said the
note, "would only have Itself to blame If
the prolongation ot the war had as a
consequence to put In question the fate
of the capital and perhaps to extend hos
tilities to the Asiatic provinces of the
empire. In that case the Turkish gov
ernment could not count on the success
of the efforts ot the powers to preserve
it from dangers against which they had
already warned It. and whlih they once
warned it to av old "
Needs nppor of Powers.
tk ma. era then reminded the Porte
that after the conclusion of peace it
would need the moral and material sup
port of the Dowers to recover from the
effect nf the war The powers Intl-
maixl that Turkey would be unable even
to develop the only territory left to her
unless she had tne Denevoieni unin
nf il.. nowers. and It was plainly stated
that Turkey could not expect such sup
port unless she deferred' to the counsel
of the powers. Following an lrapasslon
.h aMreaa hv the Grand Vizier. KlainH
Pasha, the Grand Council almost unani
mously agreed to accede to uw-wooa
,. rs ami lfistxucte dtne Grand
Vizier ta-telerraphft decurtogrto the
delegates In London forthwith. v
In addition to the Joint not "fcathe
rwrc.r fh. Parte received a note from
Russia enjoining Turkey to take only
such action as wou uwc .w.
Basing the final territorial settlement
on the geographical outlines suggested
by the powers, Turkey Is left only the
district surrounding Constantinople, the
peninsula of Galllpoll. ant a narrow
strip along tne sea oi jiannw uu w
Dardanelles
COULDNT FIND IDEAL
AMERICAN HUSBANDS? BAH!
GOES HOME DISGUSTED
New York. Jan 21 North. South. East,
nnrt West. In all these United States.
she could not find a man to tit her Ideal
of a husband, so Senorita Maria Coston
Rodriquez, handsome, twenty-six year
old mistress of 100.000 acres In Costa Rica,
sailed for her home to-day on the Santa
Marls, bitterly disappointed.
"I shall be frank." said the senorita.
I came here to pick a husband for
myself. I met many men while taking
my degrees as doctor of phllosopny in
England, but they were not the kind. 1
came to America and visited each of the
rlrls who I had met at school.
"I went first to tne West. res. they
were trong and aggressive, but they
drank heavily and chewed tobacco, ugh.
In Chicago 1 sought a mate as charming
as the husband or tne inena at wnose
house I stayed until 1 heard them
fighting after I had retired and knew
their happiness was only a mask.
In the south the disappointment was
more than t could bear. In the bouth
almost all the men. all that l met. uranK
to excess. They were maudlin, uisgust
Inz
"And the men of the North and ot the
East were Immersed either In society or.
In business affairs, "the men of bust
ness were bores, the men ot society
drones.
"The American husbandT His esteem
Is largely a blufT. like his wife s appreci
ation. '
REBEL LEADERS SUE
FOR PEACE; FORCE
- ' ON BORDER REDUCED
Leaders of the Slexlcan rebels in the
State of Chihuahua have asked th
Madero government to discuss peace
terms with them, according to State De
partment dispatches yesterday. It is
stated that President Madero has sent
special pence commissioners north on a
special train to treat with the Chihuahua
rebels.
The American force on the Mexican
border was reduced vesterday when the
War Department ordered the withdrawal
of Companies C and G, of the Twelfth
Infantry, which have bein on patrol duty
near Tlagusna, on the (border 6f Lower
California." for nearly fa year. As dis
turbances In that secton have practically
ceased, these troop- will return to the
Fresldio of Montere. - ,
The gunboat Wheeling left Tampa, Fla ,
early yesterday rooming for TTera Cruz.
Mexico, where another outbreak? U
feared.
Create Radlmn Combine.
London. Jat 22. It is learned tonlght
that a glgfjitlc international radium
combine wh,cli will control the radium
market Ofthe world Is neartng com
pletion In London. The company has
.en formed here, backed by Influential
English ind continental bankers, for
the pur!0 ot coiysoiuiauna; me ncnesi
radium cVe mines In, Austria and
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FORMER TRUST
HEADADMITS
GIGANTIC POOL
William L Corey Tells How
Steel Corporation Con
trolled Prices for Years.
T. R. ALSO TESTIFIES
Former Secretary of War Dickinson
Brings Oat Story" of Huje'Mo- .
nopoly Here and Abroad.
New York. Jan. 22. With an Indulgent
smile. William Ellis Corey, former presi
dent of tho United States Steel Corpora
tion, placidly admitted to-day before
Henry p. Brown, referee for the govern
ment in the suit brought by the Depart
ment of Justice to dissolve the trust.
that the hum mneern fnr mom hi.
controlled prices in the steel market and
that It has maintained a gigantic pool
Doin nere ana in Europe.
The gobbling up of smaller steel plants
that tlSDIHmcd tn Stanrl In ifin wsv nf
the United States Steel Corporation w
reiatea Dy Jir. corey in an off-hand way.
He grinned at the government's Inquisi
tors as he InM hnw th stl t....
formed an understanding." as he called
ib wiiii eei manuiacturers in rorclgn
countries, by which the steel trade was
Staked Off so thnt the rimnetlnr- nm
panles would not conflict.
Earner in the day. before the same In
vestigators, Col Theodore Roosevelt, at
a hearincr at hla editorial m.. -
afllrmed his statement before the btanley
cuminuiee msi summer that he had
consented to the absorption of the Tenn
essee Coal, Iron and Railroad Company
by the Steel Trust, "to sive the panicky
situation that existed in 19C7. Asked bv
Former Secretary of War Jacob M
Dickinson, now a special United States
District Attornev in th tl i,,i( i
he did not know that the Steel Trust had
grown to tie the dominant power In tne
field, crowding out Its competitors, th
former president casually replied that
while he did not know It. the fact would
have had no effect upon his action.
Corey AVIIIInar Witness.
The inquisition here Is aimed at an
effort to ascertain exactly what agree
ments existed between the United States
Sjteel Corporation and other concerns en
gaged In stel maniifurtnrA in a- ...j .
and control the market output Inquisi
tor uicKinson. tnuiklng that Mr. Corey
would bs a reluctant wttness was amazed
at the eaav calm with w,i.i. ...
of the explicit -understanding" prevaii-
'" " me irusi ana its rivals and
of the .swallowing up srocees by wbjch
tfte trust got rid ofy dangerous nmroett- ,
tin a. whsn aM4a ...
VrWls.Mii Cortr unhesitatingly admit-vt
tsrl fha Itn.a"i'. - ..
. v UM. -V.UB..B Breca io oominaifl
the. trade . h mimtrv t,a ..
ful to hafc eh time that whatever
was done the nature of an "un-derstandln-
not an "agreement.
Mr. Dicklr w no distinction, how
ever, main that an "nnil.nlini.
ling" to th npetltlon and force a.
Standard o -nf dnlv a. viola
tion of th iat l-trut law.
Mr. Core -ed " g
ernment's it, S Eft
posing array' u Voiml t 4
former Judge Richard V. CtnOaBlirvr-?
New- Jersey; C W. Severance. R. C
Boiling and Perclval Roberts. The for
mer Steel Trust chief smiled as he took:
a seat at the head ot a table in th
inveltl-Atinfr mnm at si npA,v tj
beamed upon the government's counsel
ana msae nimseir at home.
At the start of the Inquiry Mr. Corey
told of the activity- of the Steel Corpor
ation In tiling prices for pig Iron, whlcn
rorms the basis of the steel Industry
From 1M2 tmtll the end of 1910. Mr
Corey sail!, M was president of the Steel
Trust and before that for five years was
at the head of the Carnegie trust com
pany. In rporte to a query of Mr Dickin
son, the former steel magnate spoke t
pig iron as the " barometer of tne steel
trtde. IK- conceded that the steel cor
poration had an understanding with
other steel concerns throughout the
country In 1S0S to maintain a stable pri e
for the pig Iron product.
The effect of this contract was to su
taln prices to the purchaser," coaxed .Mr
Dickinson.
"That was the purpose," was tho
candid response.
t-nder prodding. Mr Corey- aamlttea
that "a friendly relation ' existed be- '
tween the steel manufacturing concerns
of the country by which each company
was supposed to manufacture a certain
output of talis each year.
vilmita I-nrelKn tKrrrmrnl.
From this. Mr Dickinson led on to
the agreement with the foreitrn manu
facturers In reply to a Question. Mr
Corey stated that 'It was the general
custom not to Invade terrlrory of for
eign companies that produced pig Iron "
"Was there any agreement on the
part of manufacturers In the foreign
nations, with the Steel Corporation, to
keen nut nf this rnitntrv-T nitHiil ih
government s prober.
"Well, we all agreed not tn Intrude
on tho territory- of each other, so far
as concerned the countries that pro
duced pig iron." was the reply.
Tne teii-taie minutes of the Steel
Corporation were again dragged lnt
the light to reveal how the trust had
taken over the TTntnn !3t1 (...,...
of Pennsylvania, a bitter rival, along
with its subsidiary concern, the Sharon
Company, in 130S.
"WhV did vntl nhsnrh th TTnlnn cta.l
Companyr' asked Mr. Dickinson.
"I understand it was taking business
from the Carnegie Company." explained
air. t.urcy oiuniiy.
That is. It was competing with vour
company 7"
'That's It."
"Afterward the Kh.imn Kti.t ni.ni
dismantled?" Mr. Dickinson asked.
"I ordered It dismantled." admitted Mr
Corey. "We didn't need It after we had
got It."
At this point Mr. Corey was excused
until to-morrow. whn XT,- ni,lrtnA,. it
attempt to adduce more facts ns to the
choking of competition bv- the steel
Trust.
Cnl. TlArtavlt ran th lnAnflttn a his
editorial office to suit himself. He saw
to it that the doors were closed to all t
excepting a few newspaper men. Thej
colonel's explanation had to do entirely
with his action In permitting the absorp
tion of the Tennessee Coal and Iron
Company by the Steel Corporation whlle.
h was rrstitnt Atr T!wsvttt a
peated. practically, the evidenceRe gave.
Detore tne oianiey- committee.
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