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Public Service Body
To Act on Amendment Directed
at Rival Organi
zations. The Board of Trade has decided
not to consider at Its meeting Fri
day night the recommendation of
its transportation committee that
the board go on record as opposed
to the proposed public service com
mission in the District
After a conference between Gen.
George H. Harries, president of the
board; William John Eynon, secre
tary, and Alex Britton, chairman of
the transportation committee, the
officers decided it would not be wise
"at this time" to present the ad
It was given out this morning that
the reason for this action was that
a public service bill is now before
Congress and that Congress is bet
ter equipped to study the problem
and arrive at a conclusion than the
Board of Trade.
The first thing on the program Friday
night will be the amendments posted
by Oscar W. "White, H. C. Grove, Ed
win K. Staley. Victor J. Becker, H. C.
Bangs, and Dr. Frank E. Gibson, pro
viding that past presidents of tho board
chall be additional members of the
board of directors, that a member
shall be eligible for election is direc
tor as many times In succession as
the members care to nominate him.
and that no member shall be eligible
as an officer and director, who Is an
officer or director of the Chamber cf
Commerce, Federation of Citizens As
sociations, or any other like organiza
To Take Up Reports.
The transportation committee will
recommend that the construction of
new lines of street railways within the
District shall be done by the present
operating companies only.
The reoort of the committee on pub
lic health will be presented. Comfort
stations, diseases, suicides, rank, ana
grade crossings are covered In this re
port. Leach Is Adrift in
Niagara in Barrel
NIAGARA FALLS. N. Y., June 28.
Bobby Leach, celebrated as a navi
gator of the lower Niagara river,
while attempting a trip through the
Whirlpool rapids this afternoon In a
barrel, met with a mishap that will
probably cost him his life.
The barrel turned over suddenly
after Leach had "entered It. the air
bole being submerged. In this posi
tion It floated into the rapids. Efforts
to secure the barrel and release Leach
have so far been fruitless
As Trap for Bribers
COLUMBUS, Ohio. June 28. The use
Of the dictagraph as a means of en
trapping bribe-seeking legislators, was
today upheld by Judge Klnkead In the
trial of Senate Sergeant-at-Arms Rodney
Dlegle, charged with abetting senators
in the solicitation of bribes
The ruling was handed down In Jury
Instructions to acquit Dlegle on the
ground that his alleged solicitation was
merely part of an entrapment, in which
the dlctagrann was used, and did not
constitute a bona fide attempt at bribe
taking. Judge Klnkead held that the State was
Justified in using the dictagraph.
New Haven Official
Pleads to Indictment
BOSTON, June 2S Vice President
3enjamin Campbell, of the New York.
New Haven and Hartford railroad, .'to
day pleaded not eullty to the recent
Federal Indictment charging the making
of concessions to the Elk Farm Milk
The milk company was Indicted Joint
ly with the New Haven road andplfcid
S guilty a few weeks ago, arid was
flnari 5S fll
FORECAST FOR THE DISTRICT.
Oar and cooler tonight; Thursday
U. S. BUREAU. I
8 a. m. ...- m
8 a. m 79
10 a. m SO
11 a. m S3
12 noon S3
1 p. m S4
2 p. m 84
8 a. m
9 a. m.l Sfi
10 a. in. I SK
11 a. m.j. r.. 92
12 noon.; 95
'1 p. m.i 97
2 p. m.j 97
Today High tide, 9:23 a. m.f and 10:00 p.
to Inn tide. 3:50 a. m. and 4:06 n. m.
Tomorrow High tide. 10:18j a. m. and
10:55 n. m.: low tide, 4:16 a. in. and 4:58
fjun rises 4:3 Sun eel
IBBFv $&? in 'it
WILLIAM ALDEN SMITH.
HEROIC LINE GIVEN
BY BILL IN SENATE
Smith Measure Provides
That Commissioners Be
Senator Smith of Mtchlnn. har Intro
duced In the Senate a bill whch wouli
practically make the Commissioners a
public utility commission, so far as reg
ulation of the Metropolitan Coach Com
pany Is concerned.
This company runs the herdlc line
which is familiar to everybody In the
District. The bill gives the Commis
sioners power "to regulate and control
the character of the vehicles and equip
ment to be used by the Metropolitan
Coach Company of the District of Co
lumbia and the operation of said ve
hicles by said company."
- Commissioners' Power.
Under the bill, the Commissioners
would have power to issue permits or
licenses for the operation of the vehi
cles, and for cause revoke these licenses
and also to make all needful regula
tions. Section 3 of the bill r-iquires the
company to furnish a sufficient number
of vehicles which are clean, sanitary,
and in good repair, and to give expedi
tious passage, and the Commissioners
are given power to enforce this require
ment. Penalties for failure to live up to the
law are provided, and the act is to go
into effect next January. If the com
pany does not com?ly with the law, It's
right to operate the herdlc line will ter
Wanted by Residents.
The introduction of the bill grows out
of the desire of residents along Six
teenth street to have the line regulated.
Some of these residents are doubtful If
tho public utility commission bill Is
bread enough to Include the herdlc line.
For that reason, they have got Senator
Smith to introduce this bill.
It is not Ilkelv to be passed as a sepa
rate bill, but if it be found there Is any
doubt as to the scone of the public util
ity bill. It will probably be broadened
In committee. '
Mrs. H. M. Robb Dies
At Georgetown Hospital
Mrs. Hattle M. Robb, widow of the
late Silas C. Robb, died this morning
Jn the Georgetown University Hos
pital. She was fifty-seven years old.
Mrs. Robb Is survived by four sons.
Arthur Silas. Harry C, John F., and
Major H. Robb. She made her home
with John F. Robb, a patent attorney,
at 1405 Decatur street northwest
Texan Calls District "Playground
for Dishonest Cor
porations." Declaring the District of Columbia to
he a "playground for dishonest corpora
tions." Representative Morris Shepherd
of Texas called on Commissioner Ru
dolph today In reference to the Insur
ance bill and other District measures
now before Congress.
For the last several years the super
intendent of Insurance, in his annual re
ports, has characterized the insurance
laws of the District as the worst in
the country. Representative Shepherd
Is much interested In the passage of
the measure unjed by the Commission
ers, which It Is said will remedy the
The Insurance bill has passed the Sen
ate and Is now before the House Dis
Smith's Report to Show
Tremendous Power of
ARE AT ITS MERCY
Its Ability to Control and Fix
Prices Is in Many Cases Be
By JUDSON C. WELLIVER.
The United States Steel Corpora
tion is the most powerful industrial
organization In the world.
It dominates the great interests of
Iron, steel, coke, coal, cement, and
railroad transportation to an extent
that no other industrial power con
trols within its own realm.
This complete control gives it ab
solute power of making prices and
imposing them on rivals, and this
power is used in tho most effective
Comparison of the conditions be
fore the trust was formed with con
ditions since demonstrates the im
mensity of the power thus wielded.
Study of the actual values of the
properties owned by the corpora
tion and comparison of those values
with capitalization and earnings be
fore the corporation was formed
shows that the present capitalization
of about $1,400,000,000 contains a
large percentage of water.
The corporation controls 80 per
cent of available deposits of iron ore.
Dominates Coke Business.
It has practically compioto domination
of the coke and coking coal of the coun
try. It makes over 70 per cent of the steel
rails, 90 per cent of tubes, and SO per
cent of tin plate and sheet Iron.
Railroad transportation In the regions
where the corporation conducts its min
ing ai)d manufacturing enterprises, is
held under complete control. In some
cases, this Is possible through the finan
cial power of the corporation's backers,
In others through the fact that directors
in the corporation are in control of the
boards of railroads, and In still others
through the fact that the corporation
has built and. operates Its own rail
roads. Gobbles Cement Business
The cement business, whi.ch in recent
time has become a serious rival to steel
in supplying structural material, haa
been gathered In by the corporation,
much as the Sugar trust seized the beet
Such are a few of the facts about the
United States Steel Corporation, which
will be given to the world on Saturday,
In the long-awaited report of the Bu
reau of Corporations on its study of
the iron and steel Industry.
Not yet completed n some of its de
partments, the document that will be
sent to Congress by President Taft will
give a history of the Iron and steel in
dustry during the period down to and
Including the crisis which brought the
formation of the present corporation.
The extent of the bitter, unrestrained
competition in the last decade before
the corporation was formed, will be pre
sented In striking ways; the effect on
prices, profits, and the stability of the
business will be disclosed In most ef
To Describe Carnegie Czardom.
The part of Andrew Carnegie and
the Carnegie school of Pittsburg mil
lionaires will be detailed with much
force and even dramatic effect. Czar of
the steel business. Carnegie threatened
to invade the railroad field and build
his own road to the Atlantic tide line.
He was prepared. In short, to make
himself as great and supreme a power
as the corporation has since become.
His rivals iron, steel, coal, coke, and
railroad people fearful of the effect of
such a monopoly In his hands, appealed
to J. Plerpont Morgan to consolidate
the Industry In order to make solid con
ditions possible. This started the trust.
President Talt's reasons for hurling
this report upon Congress at the pres
ent, time have only been conjectured.
The Bureau of Corporations has been
at work five or six years on this inquiry.
Those who have done the work believe
It will stand as the master achieve
ment of the Bureau of Corporations.
To "Beat Out" Democrats.
It Is supposed that the oUdden deter
mination to force the steel and Iron
Issue was the result of a desire to "beat
the Democrats to It." The Stanley
committee is investigating, but It can
not possibly, in the nature of things,
produce anything so detailed and valu
able as the Bureau of Corporations re
port. The President 1b getting ready to
capture Just as much credit as possible
from the coming revision, and Demo
crats are worried about the prospect
that he will get more than tney do.
The Administration, however, has the
better of the race for popular credit.
It can not only recommend legislation,
but in this case it can prosecute: and
that is what it is getting ready to do.
The Department of Justice is looking
into the Steel Corporation, with a viow
to -determine the lino on which prose
cution shall be undertaken. The belief
now is that action will be started In
time to have the fullest political effect
toward rehabilitating- the trailing for
tuaw of Mr. TalU
Official of the Arbuckles, In
dependent, Tells of
WAR BROKE OUT IN
Now There's a State of "Armed
Neutrality," Witness Tells Con- '
gre'ss Probing Committee.
A sugar war between Arbuckle
Brothers, an independent company,
and the American Sugar Refining
Company, the trust, in which during
a part of 1903 and 1904 the Arbuckle
people lost $1,250,000, was told the '
Hardwick Sugary trust committee to
day by W. G. dilmore, of Brooklyn,
manager of the Arbuckle sugar in
terests. "We had to cut our prices about
25 points in order to get a market,"
said Gilmore. "We finally practical
ly ran the American out of Ohio and
Gilmore asserted that when the
Arbuckles went into the sugar busi
ness the American Sugar Refining
Company started in the coffee busi
ness at Toledo, Ohio, to fight the
Arbuckle coffee business.
Trust Abandons Fight.
"Their purpose was to discredit pack
age coffe," Gilmore said. "They want
ed to run the Arbuckles out of the cof
fee business. The American ran this
coffee plant into the ground In five
years, and I believe In their fight on
us lost most of their 515,000,000 surplus.
When this was mostly gone they let
'Is . ore bplfi th Ar,jU'-'.es
and the American going on still?" ask
ed Chairman Hardwick.
"No: there's an armed neutrality."
""What do you mean by 'armed neu
"Well, we don't assault the Ameri
can." "Why not?"
"Well, they don't assault us. We are
all trying to carry on profitable busi
ness." Hardwick asTced if the witness knew
of any conference between the head of
the Arbuckle and American companies
that brought about the "armed neu
trality." He said ho did not. John Arbuckle.
head of the company, would know If
such a conference took place. Arbuckle
Is seventy-four years of age, and Oil
more said he didn't think he should
be compelled to come to Washington
"He's very feeble. I believe a trip
here such as I've had, would kill him,
Tars With Searchlights
Rescue a Drowning Man
BOSTON, June K. Under the glare of
two searchlights directed upon the
water outside North End Park, two
boats manned by crews from the United
States cruisers Dixie and Chicago just
before daylight today raced across the
harbors from the navy yard to the res
cue of a drowning man.
The crews of both boats reached the
man, an English sailor, as he was
about to sink for the third time. A
rope was placed around his body, and
he was dragged aboard the boat and
Is Reported to Senate
By the action of the Census Com
mittee today, the Senate will shortly
have before It the reapportionment bill,
which already has passed the House.
The committee voted to report the bill
out, and Senator La Follette. chairman,
will present It one week from tomorrow.
The bill provides for 433 House mem
bers. The effect of it Is to prevent any
State from losing any of Its present
House membership. While the bill will
be reported out. It will not pass this
session, according to present Indica
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1. 1 BRIGHT, LONG
S CRITICALLY ILL
First to Introduce Bill
Suffrage in This
William H. Bright, who has .the dis
tinction rt having 7ntri:4ucVa the first
bill for woman suffrage In any State
legislature In the country, is critically
HI at his home, 113 G street northwest.
He is elghty-flve years old.
Sir. Bright Is a native of Virginia, but
moved to the District when a young
man, and remembers when Washington
boasted of a 30,000 population.
Although one of the veteran employes
of the Government. Mr. Bright has not
been In the service continuously. He
was first appointed to a clerkship In the
War Department, and during the civil
war he was In the quartermaster gen
eral's office. At the close of hostilities
he was made a special mall agent, with
headquarters In Salt Lake City.
Mr. Bright traveled extensively in the
West for a number of years, and finally
moved to Wyoming. When that State
was admitted to the Union he was
elected to the Legislature, one of his
first acts being the introduction of a
bill for woman suffrage.
Twenty-five years ago Mr. JJMght re
turned to Washington, and was ap
pointed to a position in the folding room
at the Capitol. Later he was trans
ferred to the Government Printing Of
fice, where he has been employed for
the last sixteen years. He lb a member
of the Oldest Inhabitants' Association
of the District.
Stricken with paralysis about three
weeks ago, he has grown steadily
Knox and Bryce Confer
Daily on Arbitration
Secretary Knex of the State De
partment and James Bryce, British
ambassador, are in dally consulta
tion over the pending arbitration
treaty between this country and
The answer if the British govern
ment to the general arbitration pro
posal of this country has been re
ceived with suggested changes. The
general proposal is acceptable. Secre
tary Knox and Ambassador Bryce
will continue their negotiations by
mail when Mr. Bryce is located In
the summer embassy, on the North
Shore of Massachusetts. It Is expect
ed to have the arbitration pact in
sHape to submit to the Senate before
the close of the present session. The
Senate will act on the issue separate
ly. Mrs. McManigal Victim
Of "Third Degree" Case
LOS ANGELES, June 28. Bitter de
nunciation of the action of the prosecut
ln gattorney and his assistants Is con
tained in a statement by Clarence S.
Darrow, Joseph Scott, Lecomte Davis,
and Job Harriman, attorneys for Mrs.
Ortle R. McManigal, Issued as the re
sult of her "third degree" examination
by the prosecution yesterday.
"The action of the district attorney's"
office," says the statement, "under the
subterfuge that contempt proceedings
were to be Instituted because of her re
fusal to testify against her husband
and the McNamaha brothers, in tortur
ing her for an hour and a half to such
a nextent that she finally fainted and a
physician had to be called to revive her,
was the acme of cruelty."
To Amend Constitution -In
Interest of Birds
Senator McLean of Connecticut fn
troduced in the Senate today a 'bill foil
an amendment to the Consltutlon giv
ing Congress the .power to protect
migratory birds and regulate the kill
ing of such birds. The matter Is one
in which Senator McLean is much In
terested and the amendment has the
approval of various societies Interest-,
ed In protection of birds. "
TO SHOW HIS HAND
Central Figure in Inquiry Must Tell His
Story Before Others Testify.-.
Takes Stand Tomorrow.
CULVER FLATLY CONTRADICTS
"BARREL OF MONEY" STORY
By JUDSON C. WELLIVER.
Sensations will begin to, "break" tomorrow in the Lorimer inquiry
when Edward Hines, alleged financier of the Lorimer election, 'will go
on the stand before the Senate Inquisitors.
Hines will be put on at this time because the committee wants to
develop his story early. It'is believed he could tell a satisfactory story
more easily If he came at the end after all the other witnesses had given
their tales. The committee has decided to hear him early, and then use
later witnesses to break down his story.
Three days ago the committee adopted a rule that all witnesses save
the one on the stand should be excluded from the room. Yesterday Hines
asked to be allowed to hear the testimony of Funk, and was permitted to
be present He remained after Funk left the stand and beard all the
other witnesses of the day, and was on hand bright and early today to
hear some more, evidenUy being-of the opinion that the committee had
suspended the exclusion order permanently.
Id COST OF LUG
Mrs. Hutchins Testifies She
Had Hard Time Making
"The Boosevelt panic," high cost of
living, supporting an automobile and
chauffeur, and her husband's serious
i'.lness were reasons given today by
Mrs. Stllson Hutchins for asking in
crease of her monthly allowance of
$1,000 from the J4.OO0.000 estate of her
For several hours Mrs. Hutchins gave
Intimate details of her mode of living,
expenses, and domestic management.
Fanning herself vigorously and an
swering many questions with evident
show of Indignation, Mrs. Hutchins
testified all morning In support of her
request for an Increased allowance.
"I got JS0O and $1,000 a month and
sometimes only $600," said Mrs. Hutch
ins. when asked what her allowance
had been. "The year of the Roosevelt
panic It was reduced Co $6u0 for a
time," she said.
When asked If the allowance was in
tended to cover all her bills and ex
penses, Mrs. Hutchins said:
"What, cover all my expenses? Most
Auditor Dent refused to hear Mrs.
Hutchins' testimony of circumstances
s.irrounding the making of tho deed of
trust In March. 1910. giving her $1,000 a
month, as to whether this was a sole,
separate "pin money" or intended also
for household expense?.
"I've had an apartment In Paris near
ly six years." Mrs. Hutchins said, ex
plaining part of her expenses. "I pay
mv chauffeur more than my cook," she
continued. "I find mv car costs me
much more than I think tires, repairs,
and painting. Then, too, wages of serv
ants arc hlghsr than three years ago.
Food, marketing, everything costs more.
In one month this year the expenses of
the household were $2,500."
Mrs. Hutchins said that sum did not
inclnde charities, theater tickets, phono
graph records for Mr. Hutchins, and
other "necessaries." ...
Mrs. Hutchins told of making frequent
trips to EuropeT sometimes alone and
tometimes with Mr. Hutchins. She said
she could not remember details cf ex
penses of such trips, because she went
5o often and to so many different
iORSE LOSES FIGHT
Atlanta Jydge Decides Habeas
Corpus Case Ad
versely. ATLANTA, Ga., June 28. Charles W.
Morse, the former "ice king," lost an
other round In his battle for freedom
here today, when Judge Newman, of
the circuit court of the United States,
denied his application for a writ of
habeas corpus. .. . .
Morse's attorneys Immediately gave
notice of an appeal. '
Taft Names Laning
For Naval Surgeon
President Taft sent to the Senate
today the nomination of Richard H.
Laning, a Washington man. for a
placd as an assistant surgeon In the
Mrs. Hines Present.
The charming Mrs. Hines, In her pret
tiest pink gown, picture hat that look
ed like a bower of poppies, and that
was draped with a lace curtain con
venience fo rretlrlng purposes in the
presence of photographers, was present
all day yesterday and again today. Some
of the members of the committee were
impressed that her presence under th
circumstances might Justify objection;
but nothing was done about It.
Hines. himself, however, failed to
make good In his effort to remain dur
ing today's hearing. The committee
held an executive session, admired Mr.
Hines norve, and passed a tip to the
lumberman's lawyers. Hines took bis
bat and left. Mrs. 'Hines remained.
Hines' examination will be the most
important development to date. The
committee, however. Is on the trail of
some new features. One of these for
which arrangements were made today,
will involve the production of records
of the telephone company that handled
the conversation between Hines at
Chicago and the mysterious "governor"
at Springfield. These records' have
sever been brought into an investiga
tion before, and the committee ordered
them sent for at once.
It is expected that the records and
the operators at Chicago and Spring
field will make possible to prove Just
who talked from Springfield that day
It was the day before Lorimer was
Wirt Cook, the Duluth lumberman,
yesterday told the committee that Gov
ernor Deneen was purported to be the
person at Springfield. The committee
has a tip that this was mere pretense;
that while Hines pretended to be talk
ing to Deneen, he was really talking to
Lorimer and using the name of Deneen
as a blind.
To have this point cleared np Is high
ly Important tn several ways. It has to
do with the political future of Gov
ernor Deneen, who has been drawn Into
the matter by the testimony of both
Cook and former Senator Hopkins, In a
way calculated decidedly to harm him.
A telegram came from Governor De
neen today, saying he could not come
to Washington at once, because of legis
lative matters at Springfield, but win
come as soon as possible- He has here
tofore denied most positively that he
talked to Hines over the phone. For
mer Governor Yates has done the same.
Senator La Follette, In his speech last
session, declared there was reason to
believe that Hines talked to Lorlmar,
not Deneen, over the phone. The com
mittee is going to get the truth IT'uus
slble. Today's sitting drew a full house, and
the committee room was crowded early
Culver on Stand.
Rush Cuver, of L'Anse, Mich., a law
yer and lumber man, formerly mayor of
(Continued on Fourth Page.)
IN CONGRESS TODAY
BUI for regulation of herdlc line in
District Introduced by Senator Smith
Senator Cummins speaks for amend
ment of reciprocity bill.
House reapportionment bill ordered fa
vorably reported by Census Commit
tee. Lorimer committee proceeds with hear
ings. Senator McLean Introduced bird protec
tion amendment to Federal Consti
The House was not In session today. .
The sugar committee continued Its In-
The Foreign Affairs Committee tabled
several resolutions referred to it.
The Committee on Expenditures In the
Department of Justice continued Its
Inquiry into the alleged cotton pool.
White House Callers.
Cullom. Ill- Brlggs. N. J.
Penrose. Pa. Polndexter. "Wash.
Bryan. Fla. Martine. N. J.
Bacon. Ga. Crane. Mass.
Clark. Fla. Austin. Tenn. v
Thlstlewood, XU. Stevens. Minn.
Tavlor, O. Levy, N. Y.
Cox, O. t Fitzgerald. N. T.
HowcU, Utah. WUUj, O. ,
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