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CITED FOU CONTEMPT
Q. a HENRY, NEW YORK BROK;
ER, REFUSES TO GIVE PUJO
CASE IS REPORTED TO CLARK
Case Threatens to Involve Ultimate
Question of Committee's Authority
to Inquire Into Affairs of National
Banks G. F. Baker on Stand.
Washington. Jan. 10. DecaiiBO ho
refused to glvo to tho houso money
trust committee the nntnes of 24 na
tional bank oulcers who profited in a
syndicate formed to market stock of
tho Caloflrnla Petroleum company,
George 0. Henry of Solomon & Co.,
Now York bankers, was certified to
tho speaker of the house for contempt
The full banking and currency commit
tee voted unanimously for that action
Mr. Henry testified that in tho syn
dicato formed to market tho stock of
tho California company were 15 offi
cers of seven national banks, four of
them In Now York, two in Chicago
nnd ono In Detroit, and that 24 offers
of tho banks In Now York, Chicago
Detroit and Milwaukee wero accorded
Eiartlcipatlon in tho syndicate to the
sxtcnt of $1,085,000, which, without
(putting up any money or taking over
nny stock, took profits of about $50.
O00. Ho maintained that his confidential
relations with his customers would not
allow him to furnish the names of tho
participants, and presented a state
ment framed by former Senator John
C. Specnor as counsel Justifying his
refusal to answer.
Speaker to Review the Case.
Speaker Clark will review the case
to determine whether ho will certify
tho record to the district attorney of
tho District of Columbia for criminal
The caso threatens to involve tho
ultimato question of tho money trust
committee's authority to inquire into
the affairs of national banks, which
probably would bo taken to the Su
preme court. Opnlons on the subject
among tho government's legal experts
In the department of Justice differ.
If tho Henry case Is fought out to a
conclusion tho committee's Inquiry in
tho questions to which it Is related
may bo blocked pending a decision.
George F. Baker on Stand.
As ono of the star witnesses In the
Investigation of tho money trust,
George F. Baker of tho First National
bank was on the stand. Mj. Baker,
J. P. Morgan and James Stlllman
comprise, according to Samuel Unter-
moyor counsel for the Committee the
most powerful group of financiers In
Mr Baker, desplto his seventy-odd
rears, appeared cheerful and hearty
as he prepared to suomu mmst-u m
I what promised to be a long ordeal In
the witness chair He is roousi ana
Tho witness testified that In 1874
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' J500 000. increased In 1001 to $10-
000.000 by a dividend of 19.500.000
Surplus of $11,041,000 was loft after
that dividend Ho went over the year
ly dividends since then showing they
ranged from 20 to 126 per cent
Pays 226 Per Cent Dividends.
In tho last four years dividends of
226 per cent have been paid In 1906.
besides a regular dividend of 32 per
cent, an extra dividend of 100 per
"ent was declared for organizing tho
First Security company to do business
not authorized by tho national bank
Mr Baker testified that In 1908 he
owned Individually more than half of
tho stock of the Chn.se National bank.
None, he said, was held by tho First
National He could not say when
that control was acquired, but thought
about flvo years ago Ho said no as
sets of the First National had been
used for the purchase of tho Chaso
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Boilers of the James T, Staples Ex
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Mobile, Ala., Jan. 11. Eighteen men
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Ladles Demand Separate Compart
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They aro having a little difficulty on
English railroads. Somo fow years ago
a number of Indignant spinsters Bald
that It was a foul outrage that wom
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same compartments with men, and
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well thnt nothing short of a staff of
police could compel women to travel
anywhere else, thoy acceeded to the
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his transgression by the stern hand
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Some' Wreck Story.
A railway collision at KIdderporo,
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