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jtfJ'OKT OF (OMMISSIOX. JTould Prohibit Ownership of Mines by Carriers. ■Washington. Jan. The Interstate Commerce Commission to -**>' transmitted to Congress its first report on Its investigation Into discriminations and monopolies under the Joint resolution of Cong/ess ef, March ' 1906. known as the TlUman-Glllesple r t«oh:tion. The report deals with bituminous coal carried east of ISM Ohio River and in territory bounded on the south by the Norfolk & Western Eailway, on the north by Canada and on the east ty the Atlantic seaboard - The roads Involved are the Norfolk & Western.' Chesapeake & Ohio. Balti- Dore •: Ohio, Pennsylvania. Buffalo. Rochester & Plttsbarg. Beech Creek division of the Sew York Central A Hudson River, Pittsburg. Shawmut & Northern. Buffalo & Busquehanna and West Vir ginia Central A Pittsburg (now the Western Mary- Una). The report says that ail of the above companies »irn. directly or by stock ownership in other com panies, large Interests In coal land*. The report is only a partial one. and will bo followed by another, after further investigation. It la practically a sum gsaiy of the information' gleaned a* a result •f the investigation thus far made, together with the presentation of facts pertinent to the genera Inquiry. The report concludes with recom mendations for legislative action based on th* de velopments thus far. Thes« recommendation* are: First— That every common carrier engaged in In terstate transportation of coal be required to make P**^!^** stem or car distribution In effect upon Its railway and the several divisions thereof, show tog how the equipment for coal service Is divided between me several divisions of its road, and how the s«di* in -.lines when th« supolv or eouiumVut does noi equal the demand Is divided am V the e^veral mining operations along eh road and that th« .arrier further be required to publish at stated periods and at each divisional headouartera upon its Un. of road the system of car diSu"'on it, effect and the actual distribution made to each mining operation under such system .u Se M on<i ~? llat .* *" re the capacity of the mines i* the basis for the distribution of equipment a fair Jast ana equitable rating of the nilne. C rVgu.red tind that provision be made for the i c i. resent a >;.f the mines at the rating thereoV - isss^sss;* ■ privat * — s?s?i£» f n^. lI nT T^hMH X en « a «* d in interstate com m-rc* be forbidden, after reasonable time, to own •• Interest, directly or Indirectly, in any oo coal iiropertie*. except such as hk «clv ™ Ht,v«f?i " carriers of any coal proper forbidden 0 ' r ° ad by * hich they « r * £ptoy«S tS A summary is given showing, as developed in the Investigation. the interest of. railroad officials in corporations or companies operating coal mines or «ag*d in coal traffic. any of the details of this Information hate already been published One officer of the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway < ■■«.«■!. the report says. ha* an Interest in five tn»uK.'ind or six thousand acres of coal lands In Kentucky, but th»re is no coal operation on the land. Ownership of stock in coal companies by officers mi<l employes of the Pennsylvania Railroad, the report says, has created a serious and dangerous condition on the line of this company. These of ficials and employes are of three classes, which the r< port enumerates. As to the first claw., the policy of permitting of- Th.hls and employes of railroad companies- to hold investments in <vtu\ companies furnishing traffic to *:•- i.-ad is. in the opinion of the commission. mistaken poli -v und»r present conditions, and is e^poriFible for favoritism. In any event. It subjects ,fiic*ts and employes to criticism and suspicion. >j«d the report says' the policy should be speedily •"inng^Hl and th<» practice thereunder forbidden. . As to the second class, who. joining with others holding options on or titles to coal properties, ac quired interest therein by promoting or allowing 'h* ufe-of their names «= promoters, the report -. ft that this system was used to a large extent by parsons outside of officers and employes of tbe mad io advance their own interest and to enlarge" tli« shipments from the coal properties they were, : operating, the purpose being to secure by means of thf influence of railroad officials and employes undue and unjust advantage over other coal com pnnifs having no such affiliations. "A St'AXDAL ON p. R. R.- As Jo the third class, the officers and employes to whom stock in coal companies was given out right, without subterfuge or even pretence of pur «h;is-. the report says, this system was frequently •d to. and lhe officers and managers of the • r.;l companies usually selected the officers and employes of the railroad whose influence it was thought desirable to secure. This practice has grown to be a scandal on the Pennsylvania Rail road, it Is said, and no one appearing before the ommisalon attempted to justify it. The commis sion strongly expresses its disapproval of these practices. . - HaSBM is taken of an executive order issued by the president .of the Pennsylvania Railroad Com pany on July 5 last requiring all officers and em ployes to dive.st them*. of any Interest, direct or Indirect, in Stack of any coal companies or firms. As to the Baltimore A Ohio Railroad, the report save : 1 he evidence thows thai ten officials of this com pany own an aggregate of 7.174 shares of stock of coal companies, par value $100. and that these companies have their plants on and ate doing busi n* sa along the lines or the Baltimore A Ohio. This stock was acquired in some cases by purchase and iii other* by allotment as a bonus with bonds pur chased, and in a tew instances by gift. The criti cism applied to practices on the Pennsylvania Rail road applies to these practices of stock acquisition on the part of officials of the Baltimore & Ohio Regarding the New York Central & Hudson Rjv«-r Railroad. It is said that no ownership by any officer or employe of the stock or bonds of coal companies is disclosed, except that certain shares of the Beech < 'reek Coal and Coke Company of the I'learfield Bituminous Coal Corporation In which the New York Central has Mock certificates were issued in the names of certain officers of the railroad company to qualify them as directors of those coal companies, that they might represent th» railroad's holdings. Under the general bead of contract In the form of truet or conspiracy in restraint of trade, the re port touches on the various railway and freight Bfworialions in the territory covered by the investi gation, and says it was apparent to the commis sion that "the associations were used for the pur pose of agreeing upon and maintaining freight rates, and that the distribution of tonnage to the several roads was only maintained In so far as the Compound Interest <x>m*»s to life when the Ixxly Ms. the de licious clow of health, rigor and energy. That Certain Sense for vigor la the brain and easy jx>lee of the serves ' comes when the imjxroper foods are cut out and pr»-cH«e«t«J Grape-Nuts taicm their, place. : ': If It baa taken you year* to run dovrn don't *xiw«ct on© mouthful of this irre&t -", tn:hrlng yon rial* for It in not a Rebuilder. JO days' trial ahows rwiltt. "There's a" Reason" ' Get the "little* book, ".."Th* Road to Waii • *' " ■ * r ii*a> > ' Is nsxa. rate's."*""* acC0II1 P ll « n * a »>y fixing agreed freight Regarding the various associations, the follow ing conclusion* are reached: of T Virrf°n?« m i SS i°rK fln / d Bin th Associated Railways the sSvitiTi r"u th t, Carolinas an agreement among coal rat« JSh road I' 8'""* thereto not to reduce ißfhat it. wlthOlJt consultation, and the inference «en£ti iJ? e onMnt . of th « railroad companies repre sented in t lie association Is required. Ran Rit,m^ tern ,, NN * W York " Id - N>w England All d£* Bituminous Coal Traffic Association the pur- S? ™«1 !nS * SSOe i aUon 'as to see that the prices SniTlJii? nd , fre| * ht rates were maintained, and if not miin^ com P. an y .Party to the, agreement did feet 71^«!fV? SU ?. h prlc " s Md rates 1» was pub " inTgnt Hdvjse. " th * -****• committee Buffalo**!?^*?' 1 ° f R « 1: «>lno»"< Coal Statistics. As",clat in Thi on P n , aI *y ° aIW the Buffalo ' '"« be^, thiJ^'i t" )rlnc 'Pal purpose peems to have In iht nw nt ??" nc s. of rat between the parties. (WamMw "' Tram> Association, located at by " of' £ '• a 5a 5 MTeement appears a* to rates rates \?l fl^H r?r ?i adS w although in many Instances the Th. i thereby which should he competl to b« Th« ™.1 , purpose " the association sterns traffic maintenance of agreed rates on coal "COMMUNITY OF INTER Under the heading of 'Monopoly of any part of the trade or commerce in coal or traffic therein." evidence concerning the -community of Interest between the Pennsylvania. Ba'ttmore & Ohio, Nor folk & Western. Chesapeake A Ohio. New York Central and Philadelphia & Reading railways is considered. The report continues: ,w!' c .. a t!ons having 'fatted to accomplish th« n«n , Purpose*, the Pennsylvania Railroad Com punv ,i.t.,riun.<i to buy sufficient of the stocks of the . < ,t es / pI"p I". ake ** Ohio, Baltimore & Ohio and „,?""■■ western railroads. so that, acting with oiners. ii might control the policy of these roads. jut commission reaches the conclusion, aside from the question whether the Pennsylvania Railroad company had a majority of the stock of the other railroad companies mentioned, except the New iork Central, that as a matter of fact the Balti more & Ohio. Chesapeake & Ohio. Norfolk & West ern and Philadelpnia & Reading railroads were practically controlled by the Pennsylvania ami the ->***' \ork Central & Hudson River railroads, and that the result was to practically abolish substan tial competition between the carriers of coal in the territory under consideration. Since the taking of evidence In this investiga tion, the commission is advised through the public pre.us of the saw- by the Pennsylvania Railroad company of its stocks of th.- Baltimore & Ohio. Chesapeake & Ohio and Norfolk & Western, or a part thereof, but who is to become finally the owner of these storks the commission is not ad vised. This action on the part of the Pennsylvania railroad appears to the .•oniroission as a recogni tion of tlie public demand that there should not he Mock ownership by one railroad engaged in inter state commerce in a substantial competitor also engaged In interstate commerce. The report Bays the ownership or Interest In coal properties or coal truffle by carriers cr their officers or employes has. in the opinion of this commission, brought about discriminations, injustice and Inequal ities in the service to independent operators ana has prevented many persons who desired to engage in mining essl from doing so. and that the com binations or contract* of tne several carriers, mem bers of the associations named, has had the effect of increasing treislu rates and also the price ot coal to tat consumers. The report says it appears that one of the most trutUUi MOUTOSM uf complaint >>> nmypvrs a£aiu»i tne carrier*. <o fur as CSC aistriounon ana tue lui iUbniii£ oi ta<:iliutb ar« concerned, iidk crown out ut me want of publicity on ia« pail ut in« carrier* in lhatr ueaJinga wnn shljipeis. it the carriers haa conducted tiitir business 'with shippers openly ana iiaii furnished information as to car di-Unouuon. to whlci) Empper* were entitled, much of the favor itism, aoooraing to the ri-j/ori, would nave eon averted, and wherever unjust suspicions were arousea the fact that they were Incorrect would have readily appeared. Oil the Pennsylvania and Baltimore & Onio railroads it was almost impos sible for the shipper to ascertain accurately what was the system of car distribution .ana whether It was faithfully carried out. The commission an nounces that the method of rating mines on those roads where the capacity of the mines to produce coal is an element considered in the distribution of cars to the several divisions or districts and ca^'i mine therein has not been carried out with care or fairness which should characterize si . .. responsible and Important duties. It is declared that many Inequalities and unjust methods are used In arriving at the capacity of each mine. It Is strenuously asserted on the part of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company, the report says, that the acquisition of the stocks of th« Baltimore & Ohio, the Chesapeake A Ohio and trie Norfolk & Western by the Pennsylvania' Railroad Company was th» real cause for the cessation in rebates, which seems to have taken place Imme diately after the stocks In these companies were acquired, and this assertion In part seems to be Hied. HEW CHILD LABOR BTXL. Mr. Simmons'* Measure Designed to Make State Laws Effective. Washington. Jan. — Senator Simmon!* to-day lr troduced a Child Labor bill which is dea'cned to matter it unlawful for an Interstate carrier "to transport from the state of production Into another state products of a mine or factory In which chil dren are employee* or permitted to work. In viola tion of the Child Labor laws of the state in which the factory or mine Is located. This hill differs from the Bevertdee bill In that It does not undertake to make a Child Labor law. but recognizes the Child Labor laws of the several states, and seeks to make them effective, it i* based on the Idea that nearly all the states have Child Labor laws, and that they are largely In effective, and will remain so as long as they can be enforced only by local prosecution for "their violation. The bill recognizes the right of the state to make Its own Child I^ahor laws, and Its object is to make those laws effective by denying to those who violate them th« benefits of Inter state transportation. CONGO RESOLUTION REPORTED. Washington. Jan. 2S.— The Senate Committee on Foreign Relations to-day ordered favorably re ported the substitute for the I^xige. resolution con cerning the Congo Free State situation. The reso lution merely advises the President that he will receive tlie cordial support of the Senate in any steps he may deem it wise to take. In co-operation with or In aid of any of the powers signatory of the treaty of Berlin, "for the amelioration of the condition of the inhabitants of the Congo Free State.." The preamble to the resolution sets forth that "the reports of the Inhuman treatment in flicted upon the native inhabitants of the Congo Free State have been of such a nature as to draw the attention of the civilized world and excite th« compassion of the people of the United States." NAVAL BILL REPORTED TO HOUSE. Washington, .'an. 25.— Mr. Fobs, of Illinois, chair man of the Committee on Naval Affairs, reported the Naval Appropriation bill to the Houv to-day. The bill carries $36,167,155, being about H9.etS.etO leas than wan asked In the depart estimates. Ac cording to the report submitted with the bill It will require 37.283 men to man the active lle.-t as It will stand when the vessels now authorized a! built. The first reserve numbers 3.209. an.l those on shore stations 1.219. making a grand total of 41.811. The appropriation for smokeless powder Is the same as last year. GRADUATION AT ANNAPOLIS FEB. 11. Annapolis, Jan. 25.— The date of the graduation of the second section of the first class at the Naval Academy baa been changed from Saturday. Febru ary 9 to Monday. February 11. Secretary IfeteaTf will present the diploma* to the gradunteg. ALL UPHILL Until She Found the Proper Food. Life has a very plea Kant aspect when viewed through the spectacles of health. We are «mjii:il to almost any task ; mountains are as molehills and difficultly made but to be overcome when vigorous health is ours. - Just as certain as fate, if we overload the stomach with poorly cooked, pasty, starchy or greasy foods we will Buffer and lose health, for the machinery of the body is dependent for its strength and perfect action upon the food wo eat. A woman, living In Maidstoue, England, says : "For months I suffered severely with pains in my chest and arms as well as round the back of my waist, and always felt tired and lackadais ical, so that the slightest exertion was an effort. My appetite kept growing smaller and smaller. I consulted two doctors, but no Improvement was noticeable while under their respective treatments. I became despondent and began to think my case was boneless, when a friend rec ommended Grape-Nuts, having derived preat benefit from this truly wonderful food himself. As a last chance I invested in a package, and after only a oonple of weeks' trial it bad mar vellous effects upon my health. The pains dis appeared entirely, and in their place strength and an excellent appetite returned. I felt strong and fit for anything, that nasty sensation of liflelessness having quite departed. "I n*ve put on flesh rapidly. "I have now used Grape-Nuts for many weeks, and mean to continue to do so In the future, for the reason that I and the remainder of the household like it so much. We eat It with milk and a little jam, generally apricot, which Is a valuable addition." Name given, by Poetiun Oa. Battle Greek. Mich. NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUTE. SATURDAY.. JANUARY 26. 1907. FOR nill.iri'lXK TARIFF Mr. Aldrich' s Interest Give* Meas ure Signs of Life. (From Th<» Tribune Buremu.l Washington, Jan. 25.— The Philippine Tariff bill, which for more than a year has slumbered in the Philippines Committee of the Senate, is again showing faint signs of life. This Is due to the fact that Senator Aldrioh has shown some Interest in it. It is the opinion of the Rhode Island Senator that the opponents of the bill would be wise to accept a compromise proposi tion, whereby the tariff to be assessed on sugar, tobacco and rice imported from the Philippines shall be 40 per cent of the Dingley rates, all other products of the islands to come in free. The argument advanced in support of this opinion is that the opponents of the Philippine bill will never again be in as good a position to dictate terms as they are now. The agitation in favor of wiping out the tariff on Philippine ponds will Inevitably continue, and. in the judg ment of Mr. Aldrich. will grow in influence. Of course, the bill may easily be defeated at this session of Congress. In fact, it will re quire almost a unanimous agreement to pass It. But It will come up again next session, with every likelihood th;it its friends will command considerably greater influence, and may even be able to force through the House a measure which reduces the tariff on imports from the Philippines to H." per cent. Senator Aldrich is not famed as an opponent of the protection policy of the Republican party, nor even as an injudiciously zealous advocate of tariff reduction, but he is well known to he a keen Judge of the prospects for legislation in Congress, and those who know him best attach the greatest Importance to the warning which his views should constitute to the opponents of lower duties on Imports from the Philippines. NEW DENATTJKED ALCOHOL BILL Compromise Measure Intended to Benefit Farmers. Washington. Jan. 23.— The compromise Denatured Alcohol bill agreed on by the House Committee on Ways and Means carries a provision that the measure shall not become effective until after Sep tember 1, 1908. This date was fixed at the request of Mr. Yerkes, Commissioner of Internal Revenue, for the purpose of granting him adequate time to prepare regulations for the manufacture of alco hol by small manufacturers not connected with dis tilleries. Representatives Hill and Marshall and other members who have been active in getting a measure prepared which will enable small manufacturers to make denatured alcohol were anxious to have the present law amended immediately, but the Treasury ITepartment insisted that time must be had to frame regulations under which locked stills and tanks may he used by farmers desiring to make alcohol in small plants. The present law removing all Internal revenue tax from denatured alcohol permits only distilleries and factories having large denaturing warehouses to engaK*- in th* manufacture of the alcohol de signed for fuel, light and manufacturing purposes, and the bill Just reported by the House committee is to permit farmers to convert their products into alcohol. RED CROSS RELIEF WORK Sends $445,750 to San Francisco Ja maica and China. Washington. Jan 25— The Red <*ross to-day for ■rarded to San Francisco for relief -work *445.7 fA This was sent in accordance with the estimate for January of the Fan Francisco Relief and Red Cross Funds, a corporation, through which the Red Cross is administering Its relief fund* On th« receipt of the news that Kingston had r><-en visited by a severe earthquake, the Red Cross took Immediate looking toward the relief of the needy. The New York branch was Immediately Instructed by* telegraph to purchase and ship $.*..<>•» worth of supplies, without wnttlng to see if the contributions received would Justify this expendi ture, and It Is the hope of the Red Cross that con tributions sufficient to meet the payment for then* relief supplies would be made by the public. The famine in China Is regarded as the gravest situation with which it has to deal at present. Cable reports say that the refugees are being forci bly driven hack Into the famine, district, where smallpox Is adding Its terrors No relief is In sight until the harvest of next year's crops, in June, and there Is no seed wheat avnllahle for planting. This the Red Cross Is endeavoring to supply through, voluntary contributions, but the response to the appeal for help has. not been encouraging. ARRANGEMENTS FOR ALGER FUNERAL. Service! in Washington — Body to Lie in State in Detroit. Washington Jan. 25.— Assistant Secretary New berry, who if arranging the details of the funeral of Senator A leer so far an that can be done from Washington. unnouticM to-day that at the close of th« funeral services, to be held here at 2 o'clock to morrow afternoon, the body will be removed to the Pennsylvania Railroad station and placed on the 4 O'clock Western train, due to arrive in Detroit at 10:45 a. m. Sunday. After consultation with Mrs Alger and telegraphic correspondence with Colonel Frank Meeker, who is in charge of the funeral ar iungemeniH at Detroit, It wan decided that when the body of the Senator arrives in that city It will b* removed to the City Hull and He in mate the re mainder of Sunday. Monday morning the coffin will he taken to the Alger home, where funeral services will he held at 2 p. m. The army will be represented by an escort of three or four com panies of Infantry now stationed at Kort Wayne and by a firing squad, to give a military character to the services at the grave. Colonel Hecker has also been authorised to pro vide for participation In the funeral procession by the Michigan National Guard and the Detroit Loyal Legion. He has llkewliie been charged to nrl«ct the pa ll bearers. Detroit, Jan. 25— At a special meeting called to take action on the sudden death of Senator Alg«>r the Common Council adopted a resolution asking lira. Alger to permit the Senator's body to lie in Mate in the city Hall for several hours Sunday afternoon. Flags are at half mast all over the city, an.l there is universal sorrow over the death of the Senator. WANTED IN SCOTLAND YARD. Alleged English Pickpocket and Companion Taken After Long Chase. After an exciting chase of several blocks, two English pickpockets "of the first magnitude," so the police say, were arrested at the point of De tective Sergeant John Flannelly's revolver, at Co lumbus avenue and tj'.»th street, early this morning. The prisoners said they were Frederick Bis marck, an Englishman. of No. 79 West 109 th street, end Arthur William*, recently from Boston, and staying at No. 4. V.**> IMtti street. Flannelly said Bismarck was wanted by Scotland Yard. London. POSTOFFICE BILL OVER $200,000,000. Washington, Jan. 2"..— The Poatofflce Appropria tion bill to be reported by the House Committee on Post offices and Post Road* will probably carry be tween $200,000,000 and $2"B.<"Of).<X)O. as against an ap propriation of IMMGaJS) for the current year. Rep reaentatlve Overstreet, chairman of the committee, said to-day that this Increase will result from the additional pay of letter carriers and clerk* and tne enormous growth of railway mails On next Tuesday th« sub-committee which is preparing the hill will report it to the full com mttt«-e. and it will probably be laid before the House next week. A decrease averaging about 7 per ••♦•tit in the pay for the transportation of rail way malls will he recommended. WEDS SECRETLY AT EIGHTY-FOUR. Mount Vernon residents were surprised yes terday by the beiated announcement of the. marriag* of Kdward H. Hall, of this city, and Miss Ella Brower. of Pleasantville. Mr. Hall is eighty-four yeara old and well to do. His bride waa a teacher In the public schools of Mount Vernon. The family of Mr. Hall, it is said, were much opposed to the marriage. Mr. Hall slipped quietly away on Christmas Day and went to Pl*asantvill». and was married by the Rev. Dr. A. K. Stanford, of the Meth odist Episcopal Church. The bride left a sick bed for the wedding. • * OLD GUARD KEEPS OPEN HOUSE. The officers and members of the Old Guard kept open house- at their armory yesterday for the visit ing military bodies which attended the Old Guard ball. Officers and members of the First and Second Corps of the Governor's Foot Guards of Connecti cut, and ■ ...»:t. 'ncludlnj the Washington Minute Mas. the Canadian retlraanLs and. the- Bth Btpax tt« Company oX Troy, >.'. "J,, «xUoy*d th« hosplfl lav of th* Old QUMM. Genuine j* C/ufcW/ZJ Is always good whisKey ANSWERS H. IF. ELLIOTT. Ear-Senator Faulkner Refutes Seal ing Charges. [From Th« Tribune Bureau. 1 Washington. Jan. 25. — Ex-Senator C. J. Faulk nrr. of West Virginia, in a hearing to-day be fore the Ways and Means Committee made a telling defence of the North American Commer cial Company, holder of the lease to take seals in the Pribyloff Islands, against the allegations of Henry \V. Elliott, of Cleveland, who charges the company with destroying the herd by pe lagic sealing and with corrupting government officials. Elliott is the sole accuser who has appeared I in the case, and Mr. Faulkner devoted much of his time to a revelation of the history of the man. One stinging characterization followed another, coming: from as high officials as a Sec retary of the Treasury, and even the Vice-Presi dent of the United States. The climax came, when the Governor of Alaska In 1886 referred to him as seeming to have a "colossal impedi ment In his veracity." Only once did Elliott seek to Interrupt the arraignment, but the com mittee declined to hear him then. As soon as th« committee met Chairman Payne made it plain that it did not care to have its reputation involved In the authenticity of the charges. Mr. Payne told Mr. Elliott, who had testified at a previous hearing, that the committee had decid ed not to print all his testimony. Mr. Elliott, with uplifted hand, said that he was willing to swear to what he had said and to take all re- ! sponsibility, but Mr. Payne retorted that this made no difference; the committee did not in tend to assume responsibility for it. Mr. Faulkner read a letter which Charles Foster. Secretary of the Treasury, had written to the Secretary of State. John W. Foster, con cerning a report Elliott had made as a govern ment agent about sealing at a time when th« sealing question threatened to involve this country and Great Britain In difficulties. The Secretary of the Treasury never made the re port public. The reasons why he did not do so he gave to the Secretary of State in this letter. He paid he had reason to believe that the statements of fact were Inaccurate and the conclusions colored by Elliott's connection with "other Interests." Later investigations, the Sec letary of the Treasury said, confirmed this opin ion. At the time Vice- President Fairbanks, then Senator, was at the head of the Joint high commission which undertook, with Great Brit ain, to' deal with the sealing problem, the Sen ator appealed to the State Department. Mr. Faulkner said the correspondence would show, not to send Elliott to make an examination of sealing. Senator Fairbanks is quoted as saying that Elliott was "impossible" and "unfit- for the ! work. Mr Faulkner said that neither the North Ameri can Commercial Company nor Its stockholders or officers were connected with the Interests As sistant Secretary Pelrc* had represented for pay at the Hague Tribunal. In the afternoon Elliott had an opportunity to reply. He read extensively from correspondence, and commented thereon. After slurring scores of governmental officials. Chairman Payne sug gested that he limit himself to reading only the letters. Then Elliott openly charged Blalne and Secretary Charles Foster with having been In conspiracy with Senator Klklns to carry on pelagic sealing. "These are vile falsehood*." declared General Orosvenur. rising wrathfully from his chair. "It is an outrage so unjustly to attack the memory of our dead statesmen."- said Mr Dal- BCU. Chairman Payne declared that such state ments should not go down In history through his committee, and told Elliott in plain words j that If he wished to be heard further he must I limit himself to the correspondence on the sub ject. The committee adjourned without taking any action on the resolution under consideration, which makes further provisions for the care of the herd. "LIGHTING FIRE UNDER CONOR F- Alleged lobbying by Naval Officers Resented in the Senate. Washington, Jan. 25.— Ass»rrin« that the line officer" of the navy had made the challenge. "We are going to llsrht a tire under every Senator and member and oblige them to report the Naval Per sonnel till." Mr. Hale, of Maine, to-day presented a resolution In the Senate directing the Secretary of the Navy to Investigate and report to Congress whether or not the President's orders prohibiting tobb] Ing on the part of government employes are being violated. The resolution set forth that an xKKOctntlon or combination of naval officers, In cluding midshipmen at the Naval Academy, had been formed to bring all possible Influence to he. on Senators and members In behalf of the Per sonnel bill at thin session. It recites the President order of January 31. 1902. prohibiting government employes from lobbying, and also certain naval regulations to the same effect. The alleged propa ganda of the officers, urging the writing of letters to Senators and members in order to get a -tion at this session on the hill. Is also cited at length. Mr. Hale said that he. ns chairman of the Naval Committee, was being deluged with letters carrying out the design Indicated. He believed the campaign was being conducted by the younger line officers of the navy, and not the older offli-ers. Senator Galltnger. also a member of the Naval Commit toe. said he was not being overlooked in the matter of pressure. Mr. Bacon opposed the resolution as a restriction on the right of petition. He had the same criticism to make us to the executive orders referred to. "It does not sound like the twentieth century to me," exclaimed Mr. Bacon, "these arbitrary or ders of the President. It has too much the sound of autocratic or unrestrained rule issued to hire lings and not freemen." Mr. Bacon maintained that th«» executive orders referred to affected tiie fundamental right of SOO.oro persona. On Mr. Bacon's objection the resolution went over under the rules until to-morrow. The Urgent Deficiency Appropriation bill, carry ing $279,000, as It came from the House and author izing by a Senate amendment a loan of $1,000,000 to the Jamestown Exposition Company, was passed. The latter part of the day was devoted to pension bills. BAILEYITES BAIT HEARST WRITERS Resolution Introduced in Texan House Se- j verely Scores Attar on Legislators. | (By Telegraph to Th* Tribune. I / Austin. Tex.. Jan. • 25. —A resolution was intro | duce'd in the House to-day by Mr. Williamson, and ' made a special order for next Monday, as follows: Whereas it appears from a Washington special of January 23 that some of Hearst's scurrilous minions -and character asnasslis have attempted to defame the Legislature of Texas In innuendo with bribery I in supporting and vindicating Senator Bailey: ' Resolved, That any Imputation that the legto- I lators who voted for Senator Bailey were Influenced i by wine, -women and money Is Infamous: that the ' author of any such allegation Is a malicious de | famer and a disgrace to human kind. ' fh the Bailey Investigation Judge ■ Johnson, of the Waters-Pierce company, testified that Bailey obtained a loan from H. C.- Pierce, president of t&e. company. In St. Louis, and that Bailey, noting for : Pierce, then returned to Texas on . business coim*o'.*d wit* th* readroUalon of th* -"^gTfinjr *• UU* state. SIR LIAXG TO STAY. China Adopts Policy of Life Tenure for Ministers. [Tram The Trlfeuae Bureau. 1 Washington. Jan. 25.— 1n contradiction of a generally circulated report that there would be a new Chinese Minister to this country seme time soon, it was learned to-day that there Ht no probability that Sir Chentung Liang-Cheng will be recalled this year or at any time. If he chooses to remain in Washington In the face of China's custom of changing ministers every three years, this statement comes aa a surprise and reveals a new policy which the Peking government has Just adopted. Sir Liang, through his secretary, explains that his government has Just adopted the policy of life tenure for those of its diplomats who renter satisfactory service. The minister will see no one at present, be cause his mother haa been dead only three months, and. according to the custom of hie race, he is in seclusion. His secretary says that Immediately on the death of the diplomat's mother his resignation was prepared and would have been tendered except for a special dis pensation on the part of the Emperor. This, too. Is an Oriental custom which can be over looked only with the ruler's permission, for If the death of a parent of any official occurs that official resigns and goes into retirement. Except for the special edict of the Emperor. Minister Liang would have retired three months ago. The belief that he would retire before the end of the year is still held because of the policy that China has always followed of keeping a minister at a post for a limited period, and the fact that Minister Liang's ordinary term would end this year. This rule has been adhered to in the Chinese Foreign Office with few exceptions, the one notable breach being in the case of Wu Ting-fang, who immediately preceded the pres ent minister at Washington. Aside from the great popularity of Minister Wu. It was ex plained that the Boxer outbreak came at the <»nd of his three years' term, and that the home government was so busy that he was overlooked and allowed to remain an additional two years. A regulation has been adopted by the Foreign Office of China providing that men in the diplo matic service shall, under normal conditions, re tain their posts for life This regulation has been duly concurred in by the proper author ities, and it only awaits the signature of the Emperor. The secretary of the legation smiled when it was suggested that the Emperor might disapprove tt. and said that the regulation was practically a law already. This government has the utmost respect for Sir Liang, and has expressed approval of his course on a number of occasions. He was edu cated In America and understands the people and customs here as though he were native born. JAPANESE AT SAX FRANCISCO Immigration Officials Watching for Con tract Laborers. Washington. .l.in. 25.— A long report has been re cetvnd by Immigration Commissioner Sargent firm Commissioner North, at San Francisco, regarding the 434 Japanese Immigrants who arrived there on trie steamer Korea from Honolulu. It disclosed, among other things, that a number of the immi grants were those who originally had gone to Ha waii as a result of the work of the immigration societies in Japan. When evidence is obtained to the effect that such is the case the Immigrant* are not allowed to land. Further Information bearing on the arrivals on the Korea Is awaited by mo im migration office here. The dispatch of Commissioner North shows that ! of the Japanese aboard the ship 160 had left Japan as late as December, and 36* of them had depart from that country for Hawaii In 1905. The com missioner had. a careful examination made of sev enteen whose cases he though* should be looked Into particularly, and thirteen of them were found to be contract laborers. One hundred and sixty two of the Japanese said they wero going to work for a railroad, but on being pressed to state spe cifically what road they were unable tr» say. The recent arrivals, the commissioner says, are such as have received guarantees of work In Ha waii for from one year to three years from the immigration societies In Japan. On arrival at Honolulu they .ire met by labor agents from the mainland, who offer them higher wages than were i promised, and they come to San Francisco. ' The officials of the Bureau of Immigration will keep a close watch on the movements of the immi grants whose statements Indicate that they are contract laborers. If it is found that they entered into a contract prior to going to Hawaii steps will be taken to deport them under the Contract Labor law. Like vigilance will be exercised In the cases of the Japanese Immigrants who came on the Ala- , mcdii. mid whose statements to the immigration officer* gave rise to the suspicion that they may have roan under contract. Ther» were thirty or j more of these cases. # THREE MILLIONS FOR REPAYING Metz Wants Municipal Garage Under Brook lyn End of Old Bridge. The expenditure of $3,000,000 for repaying In the ! five boroughs wns authorized by the Board of Esti- j mate yesterday, as follows: Manhattan. J1.00O.00O; j Brooklyn. $1,000,000; The Bronx. $3S>.ooi»; Queens. 1 ££».«»: Richmond. J3OO.O*K». • Borough President CoUr wanted the Controller to Investigate the entire q\«est!on of street savins | in all the boroughs, but the request was not taken j seriously by the board and was rot considered. Controller M.t.i submitted a report "ii the easts- . tlon of having a municipal garage for ttie city's 1 automobiles, lie recommends that the yard un-.ler i the Brooklyn Bridge in Brooklyn be used for such ' , a purpose. : The Mayor said that uuch a location would not ! I be convenient, certainly, for The Bronx and Rich- : | mond. and as ;« r>«ult of the objection the report of the Controller was ordered filed for future con- ! | slderation. • MILITARY FUNERAL FOR COL BLAKE j Colonel John F. Y. Blake, who headed the Irish j ■ Brigade In the Boer War and who was found | ! dead In his room in No. JST West 125tl street, will ; I have a military funeral from the headquarters of j I the United Irish leagues of America, at No. 241 , j West Kth surest. " :- v ' * • J The United Irish Leagues have asked General j j Grant, commanding the Department of the East, j . for a military escort and firing party. Police Com • missioner Blnghatn. a classmate of Colonel Blake ; at West Point, will supply a detail of roundsmen for the funeral, and a representation of West Point cadets will also attend the funeral. Among the pallbearers will be Allan Sangr»e. who went through the Boer campaign: O'Connor , Mclaughlin, a New York newspaper man; Michael , J. Ryan, president of the United Irish Leagues: , "Jack" Hlndon. chief of scouts m the Boer War 1 under Colonel Blake: John J. O'Callahan. secretary of the Irish Leagues; Roderick J. Kennedy. Stephen McFnrland. Dr. James T. Brennan: P. J. Judge. of Holyoke. Mass.: Colonel P. J. Serin*, of Haver hlll. Mass.: John F. Flnnerty. of Chicago. Patrick Efran and Jof>n J. Joyce. The burial will be in Woodlawn. The funeral will . be held to-morrow afternoon. j OLD QUAKER FROZEN TO DEATH i Rasjway. N. J.. Jan. 25— E. W. Woodruff, an eccentric old Quaker living in a hut between . this city and Wostfteld. was found by his neigh bors to-day frozen to death. Mr. Woodruff was nearly seventy years old. . Hi* neighbors missed | the smolc* from the chimney tad bioks Id tbe Good reading for men of 42 w chef* or more. The overcoats left at $20 or those reduced from $25 and $28 are largely! large sizes. "Regular" coats and tweed trawl ing- ulsters. Rogers. Peet k CoM*A3rr. Thr©« Broadway Store*. an 842 IMB at m . •« Warren si. 13th SJL . 33nd <ah PI IITTM THE FIRST MADE IX ULIJ I tN AMERICA (1573) UL.U I L.II THE BEST MADE .. • 1 D D C A 11 ANYWHERE DnLMU Health Food Co.. 61 3th Av.N.Y. Some unprincipled bakers attached pi IITII the word to their harmful »tuff hi U I U" and we rechrlstened our superior Dread CAP 81 Mt. Prospect V . Newark. OfW Art Exhibitions and Sales. ART GAUfy CONCLUDING SESSION This (Saturday) afternoon at 3 o'Clock Unrestricted Public Sale By Order of The Japanese Connoisseur B. MATSUKI Antique Chinese Porcelains Han and Yuan Pottery Imperial Chinese Rugs An Interesting Stone GARDEN BRIDGE Ancient Bronze Fountains Extraordinary Specimens of Ancient Armor BY THE FAMOUS MYOCHINS AND Wood Carvings from Old Palaces and Temples Th- sale will W eondnrtrd by Mr. THOMAS E. KIBBT. •* «BW American Art Association, Managers, sn2riG3n nn flsSouu liuui., iridiiacordi « East 33d St.. Madison Square Smth. FOUNT) WANDERING FAR TROHL HOJOL Mr. Jerome Back lake. Aid in Stamford— Had Grieved Over Mother's Sickness Stamford. Conn.. Jan. 36— woman, who gave. her name as Mrs. Jerome Buck, appeared at tn» home of the Rev. Ignatius KruyansW to-day and asked for shelter and assistance. The clergrgSß* loo* her In. but later had ncr removed to ajSMSS toriuni. an she was In a highly nervous condition Whe-i --he became calmer she said that pn» awl been r'vlfig at Shevpshead Bay with her two cnU rtr*Ti and other relatives. She said she had been ■ w;iv from home for three, days, but could not say where All she remembered was that she wanes and rode, grieving nil the time for her dead mother. A brother of Mrs. Buck. W. A. Edwards, of, Yonkere. was told of bis sister's trouble, and »aid he would com* at once for her. At the home oi Mr Edwards it was aald last night that he sat t>.fn a* Southport. Conn. for a week with sap mother, who had been very ill. It was said that his sister. Mm. Buck, was also there, and how ska came to be In Stamford In the condition reported the family could not say. They had not heard from Mr. ' Edwards, but said that Mrs. Buck had also been 111. and that the nervous strain ever her mother's condition must have been too much for her. •• • * ; THE ETHIOPIA MAKES SLOW VOYAGE. i The Anchor liner Ethiopia, one of the oldest off ; the company's steamers, came into port yesterday ' after an unusually alow voyage of fifteen days from I Glasgow. Moderate heed seas and westerly wads) ! held her back, and nearly all the Hi Msssaasts ', were seasick. " The Ethiopia, lost one of her life 1 boat« on the voyage. Robert Campbell, the cook. . died suddenly on the trip and was burled off that 1 Grand Banks. The KthlopU -was live days overdue : yesterday. '%