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fc FEARLESS, IN
' Forty-third Year-No. 9-Prlce Fly, Ce OGDEN CITY,
HEARINGS
1 ON METALS
Tariff Committee Takes
Up the Iron and Steel
Schedules Today
Washington. Jan. 10. The iron and
steel schedule was taken up by the
house ways and means committee
this moiniix; when it resumed tariTf
hearings Two days will probably be
taken up by this section and man)
prominent steel men will i? heard
Confronted by contradictor testi-
A monr in the course of the earthen
ware and glass schedules, the com
miltee today began the practice of
A ' requiring all witnesses to tescifv un
rter oath The beginning of this prac-
tice was at the suggestion of Rep
resentative James of Kcntnckv and
me committee agreed to ir bj unani
mous vote The basis of the hearing
I today was the Underwood metal r
I vision bill, passed but vetoed during
the last session of congress.
Duty on Each Article.
The Democratic bill places the duty
on the value of each article instead
of the specific list like the Pavne
A!drich. and places a duty f 16 per
cent, on Iron ore. tungsten ore. barh
I ed and other wire fencing, horseshoe
nails. Iron or steel cut nails or
E spikes, tacks, staples, horseshoes and
I. cash registers The Democrats are
I expected to reduce the tariff on arti
I cles n that schedule
mm The proposal to put printing piess
I es on the free list instead of a 30 per
I cent ad valorem duty as under the1
I present tariff, brought a protest from
1 James E Bennett of New York, rep
L resenting 22 printing press manufac
tnnng companies, thai the present
HI tariff should stand He- challenge 'I
II j government statistics of exports of
, k printinc presses and said when he
ll E went to the New York custom house
I to verify the figures officials there
q told him rhev had to go by th- man
I ifests and thai tbe could not tell i
j v hi ther packaces were "printing
I presses or feather beds '
Printing Press Monopoly
"So far as the American market I
is concerned." asked Representative
ji Primer of Pennsylvania, "the Atner
P lean punting press manufacturer has
a monopol
"Yes. with a slight exception "
Chairman Underwood told the wjt-m-ss
the Democrats were seeking a
I tariff for revenue and "not to pro
i feci profits and that there was no
I disposition to maintain a tariff unless
( there was some revenue to the gov-
r-mment The witness contend, d that
I the business was being run on a smail
I margin.
Chairman Underwood said that the
proposition was ti make nil articles
L on the dutiable list pay some reason
able duly
Mr Bennett, pressed for a sugges
! turn as to the point of revision that
the American manufacturers could
stand, said they would be willing to
experiment with the government on a
2." jer i r-nt ra riff.
Mr Bennett said the 30 per cent
.1 tariff i. ally went to labor, as it was
I less than the difference In the cost
I of labor between the United States
! and foreign countries
He said that while actual experts
lo' American printing presses were in-
creasing they were not makine the
increase the Germans were. He ad
u mittod that the tariff would not helpi
the Americans In the foreign markets,
Bhis contention heing to protect the
home market against cheaper labor
flM abroad.
Western Lead Mince Oppose Cut.
Ai Rnrk mount :iu lead miners oppus
MBd the proposal of the cut in the tar
A i iff on lean u. , 2." i.'-r em ad ilorem
Hrate Frederick Rurbldge of Seattle,
testified that there was less than S
fA per i 'in s'o. ... i .ii Mie : ,ir -1 I
A j in Mi" 'oner d' 1"! i '"id iniin-S ill
mm which be w as interested The Couer
W d'Alene mines, productive and non-
fj prrnlijf tl e. including 'he subsidiary
features of the company, employs
f 0'iu rn,.ii iind the ('oner d'Uene coun
trj was dependent upon the lead ln
4 duHtry, he said.
Speaking for the Utah lead prodiK
I erB, George Riter of Salt Lake I it)
I advocated tariff not less than the pres
ident rates
Gold Leaf Tariff
Edwin Radford ol Brooklyn wanted
the tarifi on gold leaf raised from '7
jer cent ad valor, m to 50 per cent
I and said any reduction would result
in reducing the wage;, of working -f
men.
("How many men do you employ?"
t asked Representathe Palmer.
"Two "
"And you would have us levy a
111 greater nx on gold leaf to protect,
thesi two men?"
Not mine a one, t nj t others in the
I business."
The witness foresaw possible In-'
vasion of Germans in the American
market.
Oppoces Zinc Tariff.
The zinc industry presented a block
of arguments ag"ainst the removal of
the zinc tariff
Otto Ruhl of Joplln, Mo., said there
as no mining industry in the coun
try bo free from monoply or combi
nation H P Samuels of Wallace. Ida.,
speaking for the Coeur d'Alene silU
industry, expressed the same iews
The attitude of the Internaational
Association of Machinists and Help
ers in New Jersey to put printing
presses on the free list was voiced bj
Hugh V Rellly of Newark, who agreed
with the manufacturers that the pres
ent 80 per cent tariff should be main
tained. llberl S WaJtzfelder of New York!
nt appealed for retention of the tar-
iff of 15 ci nts a pound and 60 per
cent ad alorem on tinsel braids and
similar products on the ground that
they were luxuries and do not enter
into the cost of living
oo
TODAY IN
CONGRESS
Washington. Jan 10. Senate:
Convened at noon
Resumed consideration of omnibus
: claim bill
Samuel Gompers argued for ami
injunction and contempt bill before!
judicial committee.
Court of impeachment heard con
cluding argument of counsel for de
fense in trial of Judge Archbald
House:
Convened at noon.
Began consideration of post office'
appropriation bill
George P Baker continued testi
mony before money trust" investigat-'
ing committee.
Metal schedule of tariff taken .ip
bj ways and means committee for a
two days' hearing
.Merchant marine committee contin
ued its investigation into alleged
South American steamship pool.
Adopted resolution appropriating
$20 000 for rearrangement of seats
and desks of house chamber
STORM BULLETINS
Fruit Growers Order Smudge Ol
Los Angeles. Jan. in Anticipating
the freeze which the weather bureau
predicted for the citrus fruit region
tonight, orange and lemon growers
received today a shipment of thirty
.carloads of smudge oil. Preparations
were made for extensive smudging
J tonight.
Growers will meet here tomorrow
j to discuss the situation created by
the recent three-day freeze which af
i feeted much of the crop.
Arroyo Grand. Cal. Jan. 10. The
lowest temperature of the vanishing
cold snap In California was record
ed early today at Hasuana San Luis
Obispo county, in the Santa Lucia
range, where the thermometer reg
istered & degrees above zero.
The mountains are deep In snow
Seattle. Wash., Jau. 10. With cold
weather today and a ce-sation of rain
and snow all the railronds crossing
the Cascades an- operating trains
with only a little delay
The storm is not yet ended, how
ever, and more snow Is threatened.
I . T .
End Not in Sight
San Francisco, Cal.. Jan. 9. The;
end of the storm which carried a 1
; Hurry of snow far beyond the climatic
dead line" and gave many residents
of this city their first glimpse of I
sight. Prof. A. G. McAdie of the gov-
I ernment weather station here I
1 said last night that rain and vari
able winds, with the probability of
snow. would continue tomorrow
through northern California, and
warned ships at sea to move cau
tiously in view of the certainty of.
rough going along the northern wa
ter ways.
Disabled Steamer Makes Port.
Norfgolk; Va , Jan. 10. The British
steamer. Alcazar, with a crew of
twenty-three, which had severe times
off the North Carolina coast for two
weeks and was reported last night
leaking and calling for quick assist
ance, off Diamond shoal lightship,
passed in the Virginia capes under
her own steam today, with a bad list
to the port, but otherwise in fairly
good condition.
Schooners Are Safe.
Astoria, Ore., Jan. 9. Two steam
schooners for which anxiety was felt
today the Westerner, which lost part
of her deck load of lumber when a
wave hit her off the Columbia rivei
bar today, and the Rochelle. forty
eight hours over due put inio poll
tonighi The Westerner had suf
fer' d considerable damage, but the
Rochelle weathered the gale with
out mishap.
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Depend Upon the
Strong Arm ol Business
L Toe strong arm of business pro-
H lecu your good '.icuKii and Use
' entire: nation against iraud. decep
tion, and ill-advised buying It en
ables you to buy with forct'fioa-ltt
and knowledge instead of by blind
I instinct, h guides you to efuciea-
' cy in buying t lie necessities and
luxuries of life and aids ou In the
economical ujnageaien of your
household.
This strOTg. iro &C Vasinfe to
advertising.
Ii wields its 81081 powerful pro-
4
tecLion through the advertising col-
umns of the daily newspaper, be
cause through thtB medium It
reaches moBt frequently the great
I est number in each community
You should appreciate and rec
I ognize the Importance of this pro-
lection by reading the advertise
ments in THE 8TANDARD close
' ly and constantly every day. This
duty you owe yourself because Ii
saves time and money It enables
you to purchase from reputable
' dealers the best of everything at
I the loweot possible prices
COMPETITION
PREVENTED
Companies Have Oral
"Understandings" to
Maintain Rates.
Washington, Jan MOral under
Standing to maintain rates between I
the Iimport and Holt line the Hous
ton line at the Prince line, the Bar
bour and the Wet weir lines, carrying
commerce between New York and La
Plats .Montevideo, has existed since
januan 1912, according to testimc iy
of Paul C. Gerhart, New York agent
ff the Prince line, testifying today
before the house committee on mer
chant marine.
He further testified thai he had
understandings with other lines run
ning from New York to South Amer
jlcn. In the La Plata trade he de
clared, there were qq rebates and no
division or territory. "The 1 Plata
I line was where we were permitted to
, make rates on certain articles. Now
thej are made In London, however"
' When was that change made0"
asked Representative Humphrey.
"I should say about two years ago "
London Offices Control Sh:pping.
Speaking of the South African
trade the witness said he believed
there was no pooling, but he had no
doubt that the London offices saw to
it that each line got its proportion of
the trade regulating the. trips of
the respective seamers.
Mr. tJerhart testified thai with the
four or five largest New York ex
porters to the Plata, special contracts
were made by the lines ami smaller
explorers then given the same rates
Represenlulive Alexander suggested
this prevented competition in rates.
Rate Cutting Unfortunate
' Rate cutting is a most unfortunate
position to be In," replied Mr. Oer
hart. "You can t run steamers unless
on a paving basis You can't do it
on a paying basis except vou have an i
nnderstandins acamst cuttinc rates.
We have had some bitter experi
ences." Trust Controls New York Trade.
William L. Halm. New York accnt
for the Prince line, testified that a
"trust" controlled .New York trade
to South Africa.
1 may say that I know the freights
aie pooled' he testified.
Subject to that conference were the
Houston line the Prince line, the
I Hansan line, the Clay line and t e
I Han-A-frtcnns line He declared not
i a shipper was dissatisfied with the
j South African service His line had
a special contract with the Standard
Oil company, agreed iion in London
land duplicated to the Xew York Lu
I b Treating company
Chairman Alexander asked whether
! the Houston line was in any agree
ment regulating freight or passenger
traffic between the house and the
Plata Rates tor this trade, the wit-
ness said, w ere made in New York
i at conferences between representa
tives of the various steamship lines,
although no written agreements were
entered into. The conferences, he
said, were held once a week on the
i floor of the stock exchange or wher
ever the representatives happened to
get together In fixing rates, the wit
ness added, an effort was made to
' keep them on a paritv with rates
from Germany and England
Mr Halm declared that his com
pany had not given rebates on out
going cargoes for many years.
Rebates on Cargoes
"1 know nothing about rebates on
'cargoes from Argentina to the T'nit
ed States, " said the witness, "but I
know from correspondence that re
bate arrangements exist."
Representative Humphreys wanted
to know whether there were any
agreements between railroads and
Steamship companies as to through!
races Mr Halm said that as far
as he knew no such agreements ever
were entered Into
Asked if any lines n the South
American trade did not participate in
the rate conferences, the witness
named the Norton line.
oo
KNAPP AND NEILL
MEET THE FIREMEN
New York. Jan 10 -Martin V.
KnapOj presiding Judge of the I'nited
Btates commerce court, and Charles
P. Nelll. federal labor commissioner,
met here today with the conference
committee of railroad managers, rep
resent inn fifty eastern railroads, as
mediators in the controversy between
the railronds and the Brotherhood of
Locomotive Firemen and Lnglneers
over the letter's demand for higher
wages and additional firemen on large
locomotives.
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CAPT. BURNSIDES
NOW A BENEDICT
San Francisco. Ian. 10. Captain
William A Burnsldes. Fourteenth in
fantry, U. S. A., and military att-o be
; .it the I'nited States embassy in Mex
ico City, and Mrs Olave Belle at -oack,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs Thorn -
j as B. Clark of Los Angelei w ere
married here late yesterdav bj Jus
tice of the Peace solou Bryan A
court bailiff was the only witness of
the i eremony.
a plain Burnstdes and his bride
could not be found toda
ROBIN MUST SERVE
A YEAR IN PRISON
; w York. ian 10. Joseph G.
Robin, Skyrocket financier, was sen
tenced today to serve one year in the
penitentiary at Blackwell's island for
Irtll'tgfV tfl iVIbS weather forecast I
,W 1,1 S' 4 ji I 1 B llfl THE INDICATIONS ARE THAT THE tl
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i V. S COLDER. SATURDAY GENER ' I
J ALLY FAIR. I 1
DEPENDENT, PKQGRESSIVE NEWSPAPER. I
UTAH, FRIDAY EVENING, JANUARYlo 1913 TT '
i V iyi Entered as Second -das. Matter at the Postofflee. Ogden. Utah
I the larcenv of $27,000 from the Wash
lngton Savings bank. 0f whib he was
an officer
His light sentence wag due largely
to a plea for clemency made on his
behalf by District Attorney Whitman.
because of the aid which Robin Lad
'given him in P'osecutinp Charles H.
Hyde former city chamberlain, and
William J Cummftis, in connection
with transactions with th.. defunct
j Carnegie Trust company Both Hyde:
and Cummins were convicted.
Robin has been twenty-three
months in the Tombs since his in-I
dictment There were eight indict
ments against him and he pleaded
Kuiii to one. The other seven wee
dismissed today
CASTRO NOW
IN NEW YORK
Confident of Final Re
lease, Secures Rooms
at City Hotel
New York. Jan. 10. Clpriano Cas
tro, former president of Venezuela,
set foot mi I'nited States soil today
for the first time. In charge of an
Inspector he left Kllis Island, where
he has been detained since his arrl
al rrom Europi aid appeared in the
ederal district court, before Judge
Holt, his counsel arguing for his r'
lease on a writ of habeas corpus
The little Venezuelan took off his
lop hat and saluted the Goddess of
Liberty from the deck of the ferry
jboat which brought htm from Ell's
I Island and again lifted his hal to the
; American flag which greeted him
when he landed.
"It Is a pleasant thing.' he said.
this landing in New York. It is won
derful "
A crowd including several moving
picture operators escorted him to the
capital This did not seem to worry
hlni He smiled and test Icnlmerl in-
j cessantly, emphasizing his remarks
with s cold-headpfj cane. He w;is
faultlessly dressed and wore a luvu.i
jous fur overcoat Seated in the conn
room, he expressed confidence of re
lease and said he had alreadj engaged
a suite at a New York hotel.
The habeas corpus proceedings
brought by Castro to compel the Uni
ted States government to let him land
were suspended today until Federal
fudge Holt can decide whether Cas
tro can be released from Kills island
: under bond before his status as an
I immigrant has beefl settjd
The writ obtained by the attornevs
of the Venezuelan ex-presldent ' a
week ago. was returnable today" in
the I'nited States district court ' At
torney Wise maintained that the writ
should be quashed because t'astro'n
case was Incomplete and the court
should not Interfere with the imml
gration authorities.
Before Judge Holt reached a de
cision on the district attorney s mo
tion, the question arose as to whether
'Castro should be released under bond
until a decision had been reached bv
the hoard of lnqulr at Ellis island.
Mr. Wise contended that to give Cas
tro his liberty at this time would be a
bad precedent and defeat the purpose
lol the immigration law The question I
of ball therefore became the princi
pal one at issue and Judge Holt sus-I
pended his decision regarding the i
I writ of habeas corpus and asked the j
attorneys to file briefs.
Castro Returnc to Ellis Island.
Castro dined at a restaurant and
I then returned to Ellis Island. Cleorge i
Cordon Battle, who appeared for Cas- i
tro. declared that his clients easel
j was complete because his c onsent to
leave this country hail been extorted
under duress. To do this he present
ed an affidavit in which the VenezueL I
an described his preliminary examin- ;
ation the day he was taken to Lllis
island. Castro said that he had been
asked a number of extraordinary
questions ami had refused to answer!
questions regarding the internal re- I
lat ions of Venezuela and the conlls
cation ot property there.
Must Answer Questions
Ho said he was told by the board
of Inquiry that he must answer these
questions If he was to remain here,
but that he did not need answer if he
would consent to return Under
these conditions he announced his
willingness lo leae on the steamer
j w hich sailed last Saturday
Judge Holt found fault with the K1
lis island authorities ior not permlt
jline Castro to see his counsel except
in Hie presence of an immigration of
I fleer.
Castro made this nssertlon in his
affidavit, but it was learned that la
!ter he was allowed free access to his
j attorneys.
NEGRESS IS SENT
TO LONDON PRISON
London. Jan 1" Mrs. Annie.
Gross, an American negress. was to
day found guilty of manslaughter for
killing Jessie Mclntyre. an English
actress, and sentenced to five rears'
penal servitude
On the night of December I, Mrs.
Cross, who lived In the samp board
ing house as Miss Mclntyre, attempt
ed to kill her husband. Harry Gross,
a ragtime dancer Miss Mclntyre
was present and a bullet struck and
killed her.
The prisoner pleaded that she tired
at her husband In self-defense She
declared that she did n0t gee Mrs
m i n i j re
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MORE NAMES ARE
SENT TO SENATE,
Washington, Jan. 10 Nominal Ion I
seni by President Tafl to the senate
today Included 'hat of Br y sod P Blair
as regislor of the land office al Mont- j
rose, Cok-
TRUST PROBE
STILL GOING
Committee Tracing Mor
gan and Baker in Con
trolling Issues.
Washington Jan 10. The millions
which the Idrsi National bank of Ne
ork has available for Investment
I were disclosed at todays hearing of
the testimony of George P. Baker,
halrman of the board, before the
! house money trust investigating com
mittee VIr Baker, popularly referred to a
i he blggesi man in the street," tes-
II I that the bank had 174,000,000
available for investment, of which
:;i nun, huh ;,s out in demand loans
and 126,000,000 In time loans and dis
j counts The hank holdB $43,366,000
in securities and has gross deposits of
about $llu iioOHin
Samuel (Tntermyer for the commit
' e, led the banker through lim of
questioning which was Intended :o
bring out his close connection with
the anthracite field general 1 referred
to as the hard coal trust, without de
reloping more than has already been
bronchi out
Washington, Jan in. An effort to
trace the joint effort of George P.
Baker with J. P Morgan in the han
dling of Issues by railroads and In
dustrials corporations, as well as the
joint Intei ests of the two men In
hanks and trust companies in New
York and throughout the country,
was made by the house money trust
! committee today.
Mr Baker's examination was con
tinued with particular reference to J
this connection
A lien Mr. Baker resumed the stand
todav he asked permission to make aj
statement
' You made me out such a u,reat
holder of directorships yesterdav, ' he
said to Mr. I'nterimer. "I never be
came a director 'or voting trustee of,
any company at my own ollt Ion."
'We have just legun to ask you
about your directorships," said Mr
Untermyer.
Many Directorships
lie added that a list furnished bv
i Mr. Baker s bank showed that di
rectors in the First National held
eighty-eight directorships In other
i corporations. In thirty-seven other
corporations members ot J P. Mor
gan and company and directors of
the First National bank w.re com
mon directors
Mr Baker agreed to furnish a list
of the corporations in which he him
self was a director. He thousiht he
held about fifty such places.
Mr Jntermyer asked Mr Baker If
he could supply a statement of the
accounts bj which the First National
bank Jointly with other institutions
handled through syndicates issues of
securities. The witness said his
counsel had adised him that to de
mand this inlormation was beyond
the powers of the committee. The
facts were now Known In detail by
the comptroller of the currency and j
be believed the committee had no
right to demand them to be exposed
to the public.
Long Talk With Counsel.
A lone conference between Mr. Ba
ker, Fisher A. Baker, and Senator 1
John C. SpOOner ended w ith the re
quest that the question he passed to j
permit counsel to consider the legal i
phases.
A statement of the deposit of the
First National bank was placed in
I the record Mr Baker testified the
avorage deposits were about Jion,.
000,000.
Unable to Change Witness' Attitude.
Mr Untermyer went back to Mr.
Baker's opposition to publicity of
bank assets, but he was unable to
shake the financier's attitude. Mr
Untermyer tried in vain to have Mr.
Baker testily that the First Securi
ties company and the First National
bank were operated practically as a
simrle concern. The witness did not
want to divulge the price at which
the securities company sold a part of
it8 Chasc bank stock to President .
Wivgiu:-. of the Chase Mr Cnter-
mver did not press the question
Mr Baker said that despite the ,
(sale a practical control or the com-j
pan laj with the securities company
and Mr. Wiggins. H remarked that,
Joiten a small percentage of actual
j stockholdings Insured control of a
large corporation. Loan operations
of the Chase bank and the First Ns
tional on the stock exchange were j
taken up. but Mr Baker knew little
of the details
DuritiK the luncheon recess Mr Bi
ker conferred witn ms counsel uuoui
furnishing the committee with a list
of transactions In floating securities
In which his company had ac ted joint
y with J P. Morgan and other con
cerns Baker to Furnish Data
When the hearing was resumed Mr
Baker announced be had determined
! to furnish that and other data the
, ommlttee desired if the board ol di
rei tors of Ihe Firs! National haul, , .
, ded that it minh be made publli
I The committee gave him until Wed-1
aesda) to submit the information
Then H became apparent that Mr
Baker's examination, which had be
, ,'.mr. , ic.iled and Involved might not
be finished today The committee
planned to adjourn until n. kI Tue
das ; - was said Mr Rake, ,,.,,,,
he" asked to return for further exam
ination
Trustees n Cr?mp Co.
Mr Maker said he end E r Stotee
bury were voting trustee of the
Cramu Shipbuilding companj of
Philadelphia and had siuce 1903 nam
ed the directors of thal ' ompant He
was asked in detail as to his ac
tivities In a numher ot corporations
and in several WB unable in '
rotnember them. The stock of tho
A-irst National Bank was Increased
jlrom 1500,000 to $100,000,1 in 1901.
Mr. Baker said, and 4o per , ,.nt OI
the increased stock went to indivi
duals and the remainder to the haul;
stockholders
'Who were those individuals''" ask
e 1 Mi i Intermyer
After an argument with Mr. Baker
and his counsel, Mr Baker contin
ued :
"Forty thousand shares of this
stock at S 100 a share ere sold to
me. be suid. and I later disposed of
jit where it would do the most good.'
'What is the present prices of the
: stock ."'
About $1000 a share.'
Mi UntermyeT asked if J. p Mor
gan had $15,000,000 worth or stock
i in the First National sold to him. He
I said he did not wanl to discuss the
! personal affairs of his friends or him
self. Mr. Morgan Great General
"Is Mr Morgan recognized a8 Mie
! great coneral in this financial army?"
asked Mr Tntermyer.
"That's according to who von ask."
answered the witness. "We his
friends, think be Is."
He's generally so "recognized?"
"Well, yes."
nd you and Mi. James Stlllrnan
are his chief lieutenants0
' We were during the panic," ald
Mr. Bak n
Three Men Dominate
"And you three dominate the finan
cial 8iluatlon"
"I won't confess to that." said Mr
Baker.
Here John C Spencer, counsel for
Mr Baker, interrupted with a laugh
i le isn't required to Inci Iminate
himself, is he1" he said
"It Mr. Morgan the most dominant
figure in the financial world." per
sisted Mr Untermyer.
"He would be If he were younger.
I know of no one who is more dom
inant' rejdied Mr. Baker
"There is no dominant figure in fi
nance now," exclaimed Mr Baker.
Th.-re was during the panic, but not
since the disturbance"
Mr. l"nterm.cr endeavored to trace
the relations of Mr. Baker's bank and
the Morgan firm.
Can you give us the name of any'
issue of security of stock for which
you have compete,! with Morgan and'
company In the past five years?" he I
asked.
They Divide Issues.
"No," said Mr Baker. "We usual-
ly divide the issues."
"Can you recall any single trans-
faction of $10,000,000 or more during
j the last five years that has not in
irolved either Morgan and company'
or the First National bank"
Mr Baker could not recall
Modern Plan of Combination.
"This is the scheme of modern '
i combination and co-operation as
acainst the archaic principle of com
petition, isn't It?" asked Mr T'nter
myer "Well, yes, if you put It In that
elaborate way. ' answered the witness
Mr Baker said that he was a mem
ber of the finance committee of the
' I'nited States Steel corporation and
that his bank aided in marketing
' steel securities. The details of
methods of floating securities was
the basis ol a long examination in
'the courst of which Mr. Tntermyer
, got into the record mention of a
number of large Issues of bonds in
which the First National and Morgan
and company operated together.
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NOMINATIONS
BEFORE SENATE
Wa-suitieton. Jan. 10. Republican
senators this afternoon declined the
proposition made to them by the Dem
ocrats to appoint committees from
both sides of the senate to consider
I President Taft's nominations to of
i fice
Senator Martin, chairman of the
I Democratic caucus, said after recelv
i ing the decision that would probablv
1 call a caucus of Democratic senators
; for tomorrow to consider what steps
should next be taken.
Confirmation of some of President
Taft's recent appointments is expect
ed In the senate within the next week
' Democratic loaders. working on a
plan permitting endorsement of some
of the appointments without approv
ing all belies e they w ill reach a basis
I to confirm some appointments with
out action on those they believe to
I be most objectionable.
The sugeestion of a Republican fil
ibuster against all legislation, includ
ing appropriation bills unless the
i appointments were confirmed, has
mi i objection from the Republican
side on the ground that the Republi
can administration would sutler most
If the appropriation bills were held
up. It is said that the Republicans
will not agree to any formal com
promise before going into executive
session but will endeavor first to
force action on all appointments.
F.:iling In that some basis of agree
ment mar be arrived at. An execu
. tjVl. session will undoubtedly be tak
en as soon as the Archbald impeach
ment trial is disposed of.
DEADLOCK OVER A
SPEAKER STILL ON
.-M.rinKfield, 111., Jan 10. The dead
lock over th-- election of a speaker
of the lower house of tho legisla
ture held through two more roll calls
today and the session was adjourn. id
until Monday evening. It was pre
dicted that the speakership fight
would he discussed ith President
elect Wilson by prominent Democrats
loinomiw when he will be in Chicago.
VOTE ON KENYON
BILL POSTPONED
Washington. Jan. 10. No sooner had
the senate agreed to vote on January
20 upon the Kenyon bill to prohibit
shipment of intoxicating liquors into
drj slates than a parliament B r
I wrangle developed winc h put final de
cision over until tomorrow
SITUATION
MORE GRAVE I
Turks Much Dissatisfied
But Determined to
Hold Adrianople
London, Ian 10. The meeting of 'JS
the peace conference 0t the European
powers this afternoon to discuss the
Balkan situation concluded without
anj definite results. The diplomats
: discussed the deadlock of the peace
conference and conferred as to pos
sible solutions for two hours, after
which they decided to refer the
points raised to their respective go - j
ernments They will meet again I
! Monday. j
London, Jan 10 The threats of I
rurkey to recall her delegates from I
London to Constantinople and talk of lis
a Rumanian invasion of Bulgaria to
day, brought about the opluion that
; the Balkan situation had become more
gravt within the last 24 hours.
Much eras expected at this morn
ing's meetings of the ambassadors,
J who planned to reach a decision con- J
kerning the collective attitude of Eu- J
rope Rechad Pasha, leader of the MM
Turkish peace delegation, today re AM
iterated the immovable determination Mm
of the Turks not to abandon the fort jHi
ress of Adrianople or the islands in fl
the Aegean sea. mjM
Turks Dissatisfied.
lie said "What kind of a confer- wmm
Ii m e is this where all the concessions iWkm
emanate from one side? Had this I El
been known beforehand there wou'd lifl
have been no need to go to the trou- ILW
ble of bringing together a peace con- lWm
Terence In London " f
Conference to Resume Next Week. !'i Mm
It is not likely that the peace con- JmW
ference will resume Its sittings be- j
fore next week Premier Venizelos of f
Greece expects to spend Saturday and mU
Sundaj visiting Oxford. Today as Mm
lunched with the chancellor of the
duchy or Lancaster, the Right Hon MA
Charles Hobhousc. and in the course Tl
of the conversation emphasized the J I
Hellenic claims over the islands of I
the eeean sea. expressing hope that i
"the country which, under the late I
William E Gladstone, gave them to i
Greece will not change its policy now i'JJJ
that Gladstone's diseiples are in pow- j
RUSSIAN ORDERS til
ARE DISQUIETING Ji I
St, Petersburg. Jan. 10. Orders are ftfl
ep. ( ted from the Russian war min- L'Jl fl
ister during the three days retaining I
with the colors and all those time
honored customs which at company the
ielea6e of reserves from military du
ties, and Russia is preparing for even-
Notwithstanding disquieting reorts fH
receiied from Warsaw the diplomats
j in closest touch - ith the situation are
hopeful of peace. H
The publication yesterday of a pro- hH
hlbitlon against cros-ins the frontier i
by foreign airmen, although the Rus- gilil
I sion cabinet authorized the war min- Riia
I ister to issue it on November 24, Is HrH
also retarded as a disquieting fac- Hcil
Russia is now actln? in full ac- EiV
! cord with several of the other powers H
in the matter of bringing pressure to H
bear at Constantinople H
The report that she had undertak- H
en independent steps to force Turkey I sH
'to yield s denied here while the pro- ,! A
i. i ted naval demonstration is post- H
I poned indefinitely. J A
AMBASSADORS SEND NOTE I S
Constantinople, Jan. 10. The Euro- , A
pen n ambassadors in the Ottoman WA
capital today succeeded In drawing up I -mm
a colorless note which probably will WA
be resented on Monday to the Turk- . IH
ish government The document guard- a Am
! edly advises Turkey to yield on the ilH mjt
I iiuestion of Adrianople but no men- j A
on is made of pressure being brought j mj
! by the powers to assure the accept- jM
lance of this advice. gliga
ULTIMATUM TO BULGARIA. 5 MM
London, Jan 10. Rumania practi- i" MM
rally delivered an ultimatum to Bui- &LM
garia today by demanding the CSS- H
slon of Bilistris and the territory to MMM
the north of a line stretching from lgfl
there to Kavarna on the Black Sea. H
according to a news agency dispatch H
Sofia. H
TURKS LOSE 7,000 MEN
Salonlkl, Turkey. Jan. 10. The flil
Turkish troop? fighting against the lgV
Turk? in the vicinity of Janina. have I
1 lost to date TiOO in killed and wound- m
ed. The division of the Creek army M gftfl
left here today to assist in the sub- H
jection of the Turkish fortress uf H
Janina llgftgl
WILL MOBILIZE ARMY iglgl
Paris. Jan. 10. Rumania decided gftgfl
I today to mobilize her army if JSgfl
does not obtain within 4 hour . 1
faction from Bulgaria in regard to the j
rectification of her frontier, accord
Ing to a dispatch from BuchsreBl jH
the Temps. J
MORE JUDGES TO BE 1
CALLED ON CARPET j
Washington. Jan. It). A COngTCS- I
sional investigation into the condm t :MM
of United States District Jude John I MM
C Pollock of Kansas, and fudge Arba J MMt
iS. Van Valkenbnrgh, of the western flnLsBsl
district of Missouri, was asked for in w
a resolution presented to the house 1 jMU
today by Representative Dorland. of f MM
m 'MMM
It is alleged that the appointed MMt
three receivers for the Kansas Nalui- j MM
al Ga company a pipe line companv MMMt
who were friendly to the interests
and purjoses of the I'nited Gas Im-
provement compan. of Philadelphia, Bj M
which controlled it" f MMM

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