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STEEL TRUST IN
CONTROL OF ALL
By Ownership of Railroads
Big Combine Eliminated
Competition in Lake
CONCERN POSING AS
Dividends Declared Yester-
terday; Earnings Increase,
NEW TORK. Jan. _B.—The "un
reasonably hight" rates charged by the
United States Steel corporation over
its ore carrying railroads in the Lake
Superior ore regions, it was asserted
today at the hearings in the govern
ment suit to dissolve the corporation
give it an unfair advantage over com
P. H. Nelson of Hibblng, Minn., an
ore expert, declared that the advan
tage "had eliminated all competition"
in the development of new mines. His
testimony was adduced in an effort to
show that by the acquisition of the
Hill ore lands the corporation had ob
tained a practical monopoly of ore In
the Lake Superior district.
Mr. Nelson corroborated the testi
mony of 'William E. Corey, former
president of the corporation, that the
royalties paid by the corporation for
the lease of the Hill properties in
1907 were too high. Independent
companies could not have paid th«»se
royalties and developed the properties,
because the steel corporation controlled
the facilities for transporting ore.
The corporation made a net profit of
thirty-five cents on every ton of ore
CORPORATION HAS ADVANTAGE
"Has the steel corporation, enjoying
a transportation profit of 35 cents a
ton, an advantage over a company
that has no railroad of its own?" asked
H. E. Colton, of counsel for the gov
'Naturally," replied the" witness.
"The rates eliminate all competition."
The steel attorneys elicited from the
witness testimony that small mining
companies had made a failure In de
veloping the ore of the region and that
it was not until the steel corporation
entered the field that the "country
was given the use of these ore bodle_
which would have remained useless if
the corporation had not put up the
money to develop the Mesaba range.
Mr. Colton objected to the corpor
ation's being characterized as a
"benefactor to the country," insisting
that independent companies could have
developed the properties if given a
Mr. Reed of counsel for the cor
poration reported late In the after
noon that he was unable to produce a
cablegram callPd for by the govern
ment, which William E. Corey, for
mer president of the corporation, tes
tified he had sent to James A. Farrell.
inquiring as to sale of rails in this
country by Belgian manufacturers.
The United States Steel corporation
today declared its regular quarterly
dividends of 1 *>4 per cent on the com
mon stock and l\ per cent on the pre
The earnings for the quarter, ending
December 31, were $35,185,557; the net
Income $25,764,926, and -the surplus
$7,410,979. Total earnings for the last
quarter of 1912 are $5,122,045 in ex
cess of the quarter immediately pre
ceding, while net earnings are greater
Compared with the fourth quarter
of 1911, the corresponding period of
1912 shows totai and net gainst, re
spectively of $12,080,442 and $5,786,405.
Surplus net Income for the last quar
ter of 1912 amounted to $7,410,979, and
deducting the deficit for previous
quarters of the year, a balance sur
plus 0f53,610,129 remains, as against
$4,735,452 in 1911. At the end of 1910
a balance surplus of $10,928,719 was
These returns compare with earnings
at the end of the previous quarter of
$30,063,512; net Income of $20,777,4t>5
and a surplus of $2,434,801.
The total earnings for 1912 were
$105,178.307, as compared with $104,
--305,465 in 1911: the net income for the
year $77,080,100, a decrease of $7,296,
--267 over 1911, and the total surplus,
$3,610,129, a decrease of $1,125,333.
Various changes recently made in the
directorate of the Republic Iron and
Steel company, one of the largest of
the independents, were made public
today. Charles G. Gates, son of the
late John W. Gates, Oakleigh Thorne,
former president of the Trust Com
pany of America, and Harry Bronner.
of the banking house of Hallgarten &
Co., resigned to be succeeded by W. T.
Graham, until recently president of
the American Can company. H. L
Rown and H. C. Hanna. Mr. Graham
also succeeded John F. Harris in the
ELECTORAL VOTE OF
ARIZONA IS FOUND
Messenger Thought He Had Int.. Feb-
rnary S and Was Seeing Sights
in Hew York
WASHINGTON, Jan. 28.— W. T.
Webb. Arizona's electoral vote messen
ger, for whom Senators Ashurst and
Smith have been searching by tele
graph for two days, delivered the of
ficial vote of the state to the vice
president's office today. Although a
day late, the excuse Mr. Webb offered
for his tardiness was considered suf
ficient to entitle him to the mileage of
$642.75 and to entitle the state to its
Mr. Webb said he reached New York
early today. At breakfast he picked up
a newspaper and read, with surprise,
that the senators were searching the
country for him.
*'I didn't know anything about the
law," said Webb, who Is a sunburned
rancher. "A lawyer friend told me I
had to deliver the vote to Washington
by February I, so I have been taking
my time to get here."
COURT AFTER W.R. NELSON
Kansas City Publisher, Making Ex
posures Lands in Contempt Net
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Jan. 28.—Wil
liam R. Nelson, editor and owner of
the Kansas City Star, was cited today
by the circuit court of Jackson county
to show cause why he should not be
adjudged in contempt for a publica
tion in his paper which stated that
three attorneys were awarded $60 each
as fees for a divorce suit which was
dismissed in the circuit court without
coming to trial. The Star recently has
printed many articles charging delays
of justice in the courts and pointing
to improper acts by attorneys and
criticising court procedure.
CHOIR TO PRESENT CANTATA
"The Hermit's Harp" for St. Ignatius Benefit
Four members of St. Ignatius church choif in a scene from "The Hermits Harp" a play which the chotf will
present tomorrow evening. The players in tke group (from left to right) are: Edna Walsh, Marian Martin, Alice
Ross and Lucinda Blake. \
Grand Jury Indicts Robert
H. Countryman for As
Robert H. Countryman, prominent at
torney and former politician, who
played an important part in the famous
Santa Cruz convention that made and
unmade governors and once a candi
date for mayor, was indicted last night
by the grand jury on a charge of crim
The alleged offense Is said to have
taken place on the morning of January
I at the home of the attorney, 1707
Octavia street. The complainant is
Hannah Heikkinen of 1151 Turk street,
a domestic 2S years of age.
Mr. Countryman denies the charges
of the complainant and says that the
statements that she has made are false
in every particular.
There were 16 members of the grand
jury present when the body assembled.
There are said to have been three
members who strenuously held out for
"no true bill," but after the evidence
was submitted the majority voted for
Dr. A. J. Rennell. 1405 Seventh ave
nue, was one of the most Important
witnesses. He said that he had been
called to the home of Miss Helkkinen
and found her suffering from nervous
prostration. She told him of the alleged
assault. He made an examination of
the patient and discovered a number
of bruises about her body which looked
as if she had been In a struggle. Miss
Hilda Hansen and Mrs. Anna Schu
hunar told of being called in to attend
the girl and of finding her in an ap
parently serious cordition.
Mr. Countryman on hearing that the
grand jury was about to take action
In the charges against him appeared at
the hall of justice and requested that
he be allowed to make a statement.
This privilege was refused him.
A Mrs. Nelson Is said to have made a
statement that her sister had once had
a similar experience to that of Miss
Helkkinen. Mr. Countryman said that
he never heard of the woman.
"I can not understand how such a
charge could have been made," said Mr.
Countryman. "The girl worked for me
for about a week and I knew very little
about her. The story she tells has not
one iota of truth in it.
"The girl could have screamed and
brought half a dozen persons into the
room where she says she was assaulted.
My son was near by and could have
heard the sound of a scuffle.
•'I shall fight the case to a finish; I
can not see why a man of family should
be subjected to such a scandal. The
grand jury would not give me a chance
to tell my story. I could have told them
RELATIVE OF HAMMOND
SHOULDERS U.S. CHARGES
Fenwick Admits Cutting
Survey Lines Is Excuse
G. YV. Fenwick, vice president and
manager of the Hammond Lumber
company, brother In law of A. B, Ham
mond, defendant In the suit of the
government to recover $211,000 for tim
ber cut from government land in Mon
tana, testified yesterday in the United
States district court that he owned the
Bonita mill, in Montana, where the
timber was sawed.
He stated that he alone owned the
mill and that there was no relationship
between his concern and the Big Black
foot Milling company with which Ham
mond was said to be an officer and
According to Mr. Fenwick, he sold
his lumber and timber to the Anaconda
mine In accordance with a contract
between him and Marcus Daly. He
admitted having cut timber at that
time from government lands on Hell
Gate river that are now mentioned
in the complaint of the government.
He said that it was impossible at
that time to distinguish between gov
ernment and railroad land because the
surveyed lines had not been estab
lished. He further testified that the
entire region was Included within a
mining district which, under the law,
gave the right to remove timber from
government land for any purpose.
Several documents were introduced
as evidence to show that the land was
of a mineral nature.
EVIDENCE VERY POSITIVE
SAN BERNARDINO, Jan. 28—Pedro
Gonzales was brought here today and
jailed while officers seek evidence to
connect him with the murder of George
Cox. the railroad telegraph operator,
found dead at Summit, several nights
ago. Gonzales is also suspected of the
murder of Manuel Esqulbel, killed
yesterday. Both Cox and Esqulbel
were slain by bullets from a revolver
of unusual caliber. A revolver of such
caliber was found on the prisoner.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29, 1913.
Music Lovers Promised Big
St. Ignatius choir will present the
cantata, "The Hermit's Harp," tomor
row evening in Knights of Cojumbus
hall for the benefit of the building fund
of the church. Rehearsals have been
I going on steadily with a view to turn
! Ing out a completely finished produc
tion. A large number of children are to
take part, and a number of dances,
drills, songs and sketches will be given.
Following the first orchestra number
a drill by Chinese girls will take place
under the direction of Miss A. O. Grif
fith, assisted by Miss Kate Wong Him,
Two numbers by little girls from the
Nyren academy at 2514 Pine street, the
slipper scene from "Cinderella" and the
flower song from "Faust," have been
arranged for the first part of the pro
gram. Miss Gladys Bernard, a pupil of
Miss Cecile yon Selberlich, will sing the
The parts to be taken In "Cinderella"
are as follows: Cinderella, Mildred
Markle; Cinderella's father and the
baron, Hazel Kltchlng; Dressdallnda
' and Marigola, her sisters, -Gladys Ber
nard and' Pauline Marron; the herald,
i Dorothy Scoble; the prince, Vlvia Rado
A trio, Mrs. A. J. Silva. Miss A. C.
Griffith and Miss Ella Krieg, will close
the first half of the performance with a
Appearing in the cantata, which com
poses the latter half of the program, are
Gretchen, soprano, Miss Edna Walsh;
Lucia, mezzo soprano, Mrs. C. Sims;
Eva, contralto, Miss Mac Hannon;
chorus of peasant maidens, Marie E.
Green, Edith Johnston, Miriam Martin,
Florence Lenfield, Annie Austin, E.
Fitzpatrick, Luctnda Blake, Alice Rose,
Catherine Nicholson and Adeline Mc-
Manus; spring, Miriam Martin; sum
mer, Edith Johnston; autumn, Annie
Austin; winter, Florence Lenfield.
The production will be under the
direction of Miss M. A. Stevens, organ
ist of St. Ignatius church. Charles
Walsh will act as stage manager, and
John B. McCann will have charge of the
WILSON DINED BY STATE
SENATE OF NEW JERSEY
Informal Program of Fun
and Diversion Arranged
for President Elect
ATLANTIC CITY, N. J., Jan. 28.—
President elect Wilson tonight attend
ed a farewell dinner given In his honor
by members of the state senate. Re
publicans and democrats alike attended
and only members of the senate were
admitted. As It was intended that none
of the speeches was to be reported, an
informal program of fun and diversion
The senators accompanied the gov
ernor on a special car from Trenton
and planned to return with him early
tomorrow to the statehouse.
The governor's speech, it was learned
from some of the diners, largely was
in reminiscence of his New Jersey ad
ministration, though he took occasion
to emphasize again his Interest in the
passage of the corporation bills.
On the banquet table was a minia
ture White House. Frequent mock
telegrams from office seekers were r_ad
at the dinner and there were- many
Jocular references to the future admin
istration of the president elect.
DRAW UP LAST NOTE
Novakovitch Intrusted With
Presentation "When Mo
ment Is Opportune"
LONDON, Jan. 28.—What may be the
last note delivered by the'peace dele
gates of the allied Balkan nations to
the Turkish plenipotentiaries was final
ly signed today by representatives of
Ihe Balkan league, but no date was
fixed for its presentation. The dele
gates unanimously approved the draft
and intrusted Stojan Novakovitch,
leader of the Serbs, with Its presenta
tion, "when the moment Is considered
The Balkan allies apparently are not
ready to burn the bridges behind them,
but seem hopeful that something will
turn up to avert the definite rupture of
The Constantinople correspondent of
the Chronicle learns that the porte's
reply to the powers will express regret
that it is impossible to make further
A well informed correspondent at
Tiflis says that Russia has mobilized
a force of nearly 70,000 men on the
A BIT DOUBTFUL
Little Faith Among Them in
Doctor Leavitt's Plan to
Rev. Bradford Leavitts Idea of less
ening through new methods the sad
ness associated with death does not
meet with the universal approval of the
undertaking, profession in this city.
Doctor Leavitt, who is pastor of the
First Unitarian church, announced on
Monday that he Intended to resign from
the pulpit and enter the undertaking
business. He said it was his intention
to try to soften the grief of friends
called upon, to mourn by less crepe
and other depressing features.
While a number of undertakers .look
upon the new method as a novelty with
a slim chance for a future, others as
sert it will not"work. The following
are a few of the opinions expressed by
members of the profession yesterday:
"I do not feel inclined," said A. C.
Anderson of Mfsslen street, "to com
ment on the business of another man.
If Doctor Leavitt feels that he> v should
give up the pulpit for the undertaking
business that Is his affair. However, I
do not think that the grief of the rala
tives or friends of a deceased person
can be lessened much more than they
now are." **->£'
"The new Idea'of Doctor Leavitt is
one that will help to uplift this profes
sion from the rut -it Is now In," as
serted P. R. Oarew of Carew & English.
•"While it will be a difficult task to
change the frame of mind of those who
are left behind after their loved one
has been taken away, I think Doctor
Leavitt is bending in the right direc
tion. Whatever can be done to relieve
the sadness of the home at the .time of
death is the one aim of every person
engaged in this profession.
"There are different methods em
ployed by different firms, and we are
all willing at all times to accept new
theories. It is the general custom of a
family who has lost a member to call
on the clergy of their own religion.
While this move is an excellent idea it
is not a new one. That it will take
considerable time to revolutionize such
affairs I am certain."
B. P. Donovan, of Henry J. Gallagher
& Co., said: "I do not agree with the
Idea of Doctor Leavitt in changing the
long established custom of mourning.
Of course we members of the under
taking profession are open minded
enough to favor a try, but for my part
I doubt its success."
Harry McGinn, of the McGinn Under
taking company, said: "It will be Impos
sible for me at this time to say what
I think of Doctor Leavitt's idea. It is
along lines similar to those on which
most of the members of my profession
have been working for some time.
"It will take considerable effort and
a long period of time to bring about
any noticeable result. It would be a
great blessing if such a condition could
B. S. Mathewson, of Halsted & Co.,
remarked: "This idea Is not a new
one. It has been tried unsuccessfully
several times. The methods of the
profession have not changed for the
last 20 years and I don't think they
will change for another 20 years.
"I believe in the new system if It
can be brought about, and I will do
everything in my *p"ower to change con
ditions, but it is a difficult task to at
tempt to mold people when they are
James Hagan, of the James Hagan
Undertaking company, said: "I have
seen this thing tried out before. It did
not work then and It will not now.
The last place where this Idea was ex
perimented with was in I
became satisfied after that trial that
there was nothing in it. Of course, it
is a beautiful idea and would be a
great help If ever adapted."
BILL PROPOSING CITY
WATER FRONT CONTROL
Assemblyman Schmitt Declare* San
Francisco Handicapped Under
SACRAMENTO, Jan. 28.*—Control of
San Francisco's harbor front was
brought up tonight in a snappy ses
sion of the assembly committee on
commerce and navigation.
Assemblyman Milton L Schmitt, who
introduced the bill, allowing the city
to take over water front control from
the state, explained the advantages of
the proposition, pointing out partic
ularly that San Francisco's harbor is
about the only one under state con
trol. This, he declared, put the city
in poor strategical position to resist
any combination which might be made
against it by Los Angeles, San Diego,
Eureka and other points as to rates.
J. J. Dwyer, president of the board of
harbor commissioners, opposed the bill.
He said San Francisco was deriving
much better revenue from its frontage
than Oakland, which has local control,
and that the investment and present
value, which he placed at somewhere
between $250,000,000 and $500,000,000,
was a big stake, and should be admin
istered wisely and transferred only If
good reason were shown. No decision
Restaurant Men to Meet—An import
ant meeting of the San Francisco Res
taurant Men's association will be held
today at 3 o'clock p. m. in Assembly
hall Par.iflc buHdlnsr.
IN FATAL BATTLE
One Dead and 12, Including
Babe and Women, Injured
in Fight in Pitts
PITTSBURG, Pa., Jan. 28.—Deputy
sheriffs and strikers from the Rankin
plant of the American Steel and Wire
company, a subsidiary of the United
States Steel corporation, clashed to
night, one man being killed and 12
persons injured, several fatally. All
the wounded, except two deputy sher
iffs and a policeman, were spectators.
Not a striker was Injured, so far as
can be learned.
Among the injured are several
women and a six months old child.
The. deputy sheriffs and strikers col
lided In Hawkins aventm, one of the
.principal streets of Rankin borough,
which adjoins this city. The county
officers, armed with revolvers and
rifles, and the strikers, armed with
revolvers and stones, battled for one
hour within an area .of two street
PERSONS INJLRED IN HOMES
Almost every window facing Haw
kins avenue for a distance of three
squares was broken and several per
sons in the houses were ihjured. The
crash of the guns, breaking glass and
screams of men and women infuriated
the strikers. They charged the depu
ties desperately and the latter re
treated behind the mill walls, taking
with them the wounded deputy sheriffs
and the Rankin chief, of police.
The dead man, George Kozley, was
shot twice in the stomach, and Fritx
Beck, shot in the head, is dying.
Anna Leba. Charles Benson and
Anton Andisk received dangerous
STRIKERS MAINLY FOREIGNERS"
The strike at the plant of the Ameri
can Steel and Wire company started
less a week ago. The strikers are
mainly foreigners employed as labor
ers in the galvanlzlnz, shipping and
fence wire departments. They are paid
at the rate of 19 cents an hour, or $1.90
a day of 10 hours. They are demanding
30 cents an hour.
Shortly after the trouble began a
temporary understanding was reached
between the men and company by
which the difficulty was* to be decided
by conferences. The plan failed, how
The first outbreak occurred,last Sun-*
day night when strikers and police
men of Rankin clashed. Nine per
sons were injured, a majority of
officers. Many shots were fired without
effect. , Sunday was quiet, owing to
the presence* of Sheriff Judd Bruff of
Allegheny county with a large force of.
deputies*, but the strikers took popses
sion of the hills surrounding Rankin
and built bonfires. Occasionally shots
were directed toward the* yards of the
BOROUGH IN STATE OF RIOT
Early Monday morning the deputy
sheriffs dispersed the strikers, extin
guished the fires and Sheriff Bruff Is
sued an order closing all saloons'. This
was, followed later by the probable
fatal stabbing of a deputy sheriff,
whose assailants escaped.
Burgess J. Knox Mllllgan of Rankin
issued a proclamation today declaring
the borough in a state of riot, estab
lishing a dead line of 300 yards around
the plant, warning all children from
the streets* and continuing the order to
keep all saloons closed.
INCOME TAX TO RAISE
BIG SUM MEETS FAVOR
Bill to Provide $100,000,000
Prepared for Introduc
tion at Extra Session
WASHINGTON. Jan, 28.—A feature
of the tariff revision program of the
extra session of congress may include
the raising of $100,000,000 from an in
come tax, including the corporation tax,
as part of the .$309,000,000 basis of
Representative Hull of Tennessee, a
democratic member of the committee
on ways and means, who has been
active In income tax problems, plans to
Introduce a bill which would provide
such a source of revenue.
This would be considered by the com
mittee in connection with contemplated
early ratification of the constitutional
amendment to sanction income tax leg
islation. Of the necessary number of
states required for ratification, only
two are lacking.
The democratic majority of the com
mittee favors an income tax, but in the
event of failure of ratification will re
new the excise tax plan «.s an exten
sion of the present corporation tax law.
The committee finished today hear
ings on wool, and it is likely that the
plan embodied in the two previous
democratic wool bills will be undis
The last of the 14 schedule, "sun
dries," will be taken up tomorrow.
In the hearings so far it has been
indicated that the democrats intend
to revise the wool tariff along the
lines of the wool bills of 1911 and 1912,
vetoed by President Taft.
Meanwhile the democratic leaders are
sounding out incoming members of con
gress as to the program of tariff re
vision and so far there are indica
tions of preference for revision sched
ule by schedule. The procedure will
be decided, however, at a caucus dur
ing the first week of the extra session.
Representative Longworth of Ohio
and Frank P. Bennett of Boston, a
witness, had a lively little tilt today.
Longworth accused Bennett of evad
ing answers, and Bennett retorted that
evidently Longworth's constituents
"had not thought much of his services," |
referring to his defeat in November.
LATE SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE
Tuesday, Jan. 28.
9:20 p. m., stmr Fifield, Schillinsky. 42 hours
from Bandon; passengers and merchandise to A.
Tuesday. Jan. 2s.
9:20 p. m., atmr Acme. Olsen, he_ce this after
noon for Eureka, on account of being In collision
with stmr Fifield off Point Bonita.
' Tuesday, Jan. 28.
9:25 p. m., atmr Nome City, Hansen, Seattle.
10 p. m., schr Americana, Wagner, Grays Har
bor, in tow atmr Falcon.
10 p. m.. stmr Falcon, Schage, Astoria, with
achr Americana In tow.
FORT BRAGG—Sailed Jan. 28—Stmr Arctic,
for San Franciaeo.
HONOLULU—SaiIed Jan. 28—Ger stmr Kath
erine, tor Guaymas.
Stmr Fifield, bound In from Bandon, this after
noon collided with stmr Acme off Point Boolta.
U-iuagu to vessels as yet unknown.
MRS. R. REES IS
AT A RECITAL
Mrs. Richard Rees, who will be
among Miss Bloomberg's guests tonight.
Dramatic Soprano and Fifty
to Attend Affair at the
. . Bloomberg Home
. Miss Lulu Bloomberg will be hostess
tApight at a musicale at her home in
Jackson street, at whi.ch will be present
50 gutasts, including many musical
critics and musicians. Pink and white
carnations will be used in the deco
rative scheme. A dance and an elabo
rate supper will follow the musical
program. Those who will participate
in the entertainment will include Mrs.
Richard Rees, •'the brilliant dramatic
soprano; Edward Knight, a favorite
barytone;of the old Tivoli opera house;
Miss Beatrice Bacigalupi, contralto
"soloist, and the Misses Conlon, cellist
and ''violinist. Miss Bloomberg, who
is a gifted pianist, will accompany the
CITY NEWS IN BRIEF
Meeting? In Pontponed—The regular
meeting of the board of education, fixed
for 2 o'clock this afternoon, has been
postponed until 10 o'clock tomorrow
Holdup Gets Four Year* —Superior
Judge Cabaniss yesterday sentenced
John Padilla to "serve four years In San
Quentin prison for holding up William
Brown and robbing him of $18.
Associated Charltlcst Raiu.net —The
annual banquet of the Associated Char
ities will be held at the Palace hotel
tomorrow evening at 7 o'clock. Reser
vations are now being made.
Reception to Binhop Jlnnna —A.recep-
tion will be given to Right Rev. Ed
ward Hanna. auxiliary bishop of San
Francisco, by the Young Ladies' and
Young Men's Institutes this evening at
the P"airmont hotel.
Held for Panning- Check—George E.
Crane, an advertising copy man, was
held to answer to the superior court
yesterday by Police Judge Sullivan on
a charge of passing a worthless check
on the manager of the Union Square
Home Industry Luncheon—The Home
Industry league luncheon will be given
at the Palace hotel tomorrow noon.
Louis Levy of the Panama-Pacific In
ternational Exposition company will be
the speaker. Moving pictures of expo
sition events will be displayed.
Smith Held to Answer —William
Smith, an aged man arrested at Camp
bell, near San Jose. Monday, for hav
ing a raised silver certificate in his
possession, was held to answer yes
terday by United States Commissioner
Francis Krull. His bond was fixed at
Badge Presented by Parlor —On the
night of the installation banquet given
by Stanford parlor of the Native Sons
of the Golden West, a diamond studded
badge was presented to Edward F.
Moran, the retiring past president, in
recognition of his services in the parlor
"since' he was elected marshal."
Woodcraft Insinuation—Officers of
Redwood circle No. 72 of the Women
of Woodcraft were installed Monday
night by Past Guardian Leonora Bart
lett, assisted by the drill team, cap
tained by Ida Smith. A jewel of her
rank in the order was given to the
retiring past guardian neighbor of the
circle, Minnie Savage, and a cut glass
wine set was presented to Marie Hoff
man, who retired after serving nine
years on the board of managers.
VI _f/ -*
| May Day Gift J
| To the Ladies J
g Following Its usual custom of doinp _*_
|je things a little differently than other ;_£
places, between the afternoon boors of =r-
S< 3 and 8 o'clock, this cafe will present _£;
to each lady patron a coupon which ~§
jrsj way entitle the holder to a :
j $500 Order j
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Congressman Jones Criti
cises Taft and Governor
WASHINGTON, Jan. 28.—Division
that exists within democratic ranks
over granting independence to th«
Philippines was emphasized in th€
house today when American adminis
tration in the islands was made the
subject of a severe attack by Repre
sentative AY. A. Jones of Virginia,
chairman of the house committee on
Representative Jones' suggestions
for Philippine independence, which
have been considered favorably bj
President elect Wilson, were opposed
by Representative Sherley (democrat)
of Kentucky. while criticisms of
President Taft and Governor General
Cameron Forbes brought a sharp re
ply from Representative Murray (de
mocrat) of Massachusetts.
The speech of Mr. Jones was both
a demand for independence and a se
vere arraignment of American admin
istration in the islands.
Representative Murray charged him
with having "slandered Cameron
Forbes" and "defamed President Taft."
Mr. Jones denied these charges, bul
insisted that the administration of
the islands had violated at least the
spirit of the laws governing the Phil
The dispute brought out the fad
that an investigation of Philippine af
fairs recently had been discussed by
the house committee on insular affairs,
but no action taken.
Representative Murray, a member of
the committee, declared that had he
known Chairman Jones Intended "to
charge Governor Forbes with being a
grafter" he would have insisted on
having Governor Forbes brought be
fore the committee, where he could
reply to the attacks.
"I have not charged Governor Forbes
with being a grafter," retorted Mr.
"You have been unutterably unjust to
him in the speech you have made," said
Mr. Murray further declared many
members of the insular committee
"were wandering If it is wise to com
mit ourselves and the party" to sup
port of the Jones bill, which would
give the Filipinos Independence In eight
years. He declared the United States
should not withdraw from the Philip
pines until it had made treaties of neu
trality with other nations, _o Japan
could not seize the islands.
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Jan. 28.—John C. Hayes,
leaving tomorrow for Los Angeles to
take charge of the Alameda county ex
hibit maintained at the Chamber of
Commerce, was guest of honor at a
dinner at Hotel Oakland tonight. Mem
bers of the board of supervisors and
other county officials attended.
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