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RNOX SEES SUCCESS MA NCII URIA N PL A N WELL RECEIVED.^ Rufxiti and Japan Will Prob- ahh/ ,h>in Other Powers in Movement. (Krotn Th* Tribune Bureau. 1 Washington. Jan. There is every indi cation that Secretary Knox's most recent move to promote peace in the Orient by neutralizing the railroads of Manchuria and placing the control In the hands of China by means of "a lean from the powers will be brought to a successful issue. The government of Great Britain has al ready approved in principle the project, constituting no less than a new Oriental policy on the part of the United States, as it.* as suggested in Secretary Knot's note. Germany and China cordially approve the •u**wstiori. There is every reason to believe, accord ing to Secretary Knox himseJf. that tr>o plan will receive favorable consideration on the part of Russia. No direct intimation has been received from Japan, but the im rressii.n prevails generally there that the Manchurinn problem can be relieved only by placing the railroads under neutral control. The Manchurian railroads, the concessions for which carry with them certain admin istrative privileges, have been the mosf prolific source of difficulty in the mainten ance of the "open door" policy. For sev er«) years Russia has been at odds with the rest of the BASFEfSJ because of her at tempt to exercise administrative functions at Harbin involving the Question of sov ereignty. Japan finds herself in much the same situation with relation to the powers in hc-r operation of Manchurian roads. "Within recent years the imperial govern ment of china has been In a state of fo ment in its relations with foreign nations; Japan and Russia particularly, because of disagreements arising from the operation of the Manchurian railways. Secretary Knox, in an interview to-day, explained that The anxiety of the United E-a'eF to secure a portion of the Hankow Railway loan was a political, rath:-.- than a commercial or financial move. THE PRESIDENT'S INTEREST. It was this- consideration which prompted President Taft to address a communication directly to Prince Chun, Regent of the em pire in which he reasserted his personal i' lereVt In rc&ldr a- use of Ai erican capital in the development of China's welfare with «:ut f ritanr-lements or embarrassments that r ieht affect the growth of her independent Xolirical power and the preservation of her territorial integrity. Secretary Knox made this statement to day: As is well known, the essential prin ciples of the Hay policy of the "open door" are the preservation of the territorial and ;urisdictional integrity of the Chinese Em pire and equal commercial opportunity in f'hina for all nations. This government believes that one of the most effective way?, if no; the most effective way. to secure for China the undisturbed enjoyment of all political rights in Manchuria and to pro mote The normal development of the east ern provinces under the policy of the "open door," practically applied, would be to take the railroads of Manchuria out of Eastern politics and place them under an economic end Impartial administration by vesting in China the ownership of its railroads; the funds for that purpose to be furnished by the national banks of such Interested pow *r* as might be willing to participate and who are pledged to the policy of the "open door " and equal opportunity; the powers participating to operate the railway sys tem during the period of the loan, and" to enjoy the usual preferences in supplying materials. -OPERATION NECKSSARY. Such p. policy would naturally require for • i execution the co-operation not only of I hina. b it also of Japan and of Russia, I c <iy nave extensive railway rights hi Man* huria. Thf- advantages of such a BSSn are obvious. It would insure uiiim psrreri i "ninem sovereignty, the eommer > isl a: A industrial development of the Man ■ provinces and furnish a substan tial nsassn for the <=ar!y solution of the problems of fiscal and monetary reform vbl<*h nre> now receiving such earliest at hy i he Chinese government. It would afford an opportunity for both r.'issia and Japan to *tiift their onerous duties, responsibilities and expenses in con nectfon with these railways to the shou! «s*. e r of the combined powers, including Reive*. Such a policy, moreover, would eff< ■ r.pl^te commercial neutralization of Manchuria, and in so doing make a 'firpe contribution to the peace of the world r- converting the provinces of Manchuria itn:i:»»nse commercial neutral zone. m Petersburg, Jan. 6.— The Foreign Of fice has taken no action on the memo randum presented by the United States government relative to the neutralization of the Manchurian railroad*, which has been submitted for a careful examination conjointly by the ministers of Finance and War. The ultimate attitude of Russia will depend largely upon the reception of the proposals by the other powers, and the de velopments in this matter will necessarily consom* a great deal of time. The leading official in the Foreign Office in an interview to-day stated that the pro posals were not regarded in any sense as unfriendly or unwelcome, and would be approached from the standpoint of practi cal possibilities and given attention com mensurate with the magnitude of the politi cal, economic and military questions in volved. As Russia's policy in the Far East is de fensive niifl m«t saaieaslve. certain feat ures outlined In the memorandum are de- HAmHv advantageous, but the success or failure of the proposals will 1«? determined largely by the attitude of Japan, whose portion of the railroads is vital to the scheme. In reply to similar proposals from China, Russia ha-i stipulated that tJie transfer should occur after the completion of the Ani'ior Railway, but in the present case the neutralization feature disposes of the necessity of such stipulation. I»ndoti, Jan. «.— <Jreat Britain ha* not given -.- yet a formal reply to the pro posal of the United States for the neutrali zation of the Manchurian railroads, though it has not sen received unsympa ttwUcally. ? It had l>een felt here tor some-.time thai the railway situation hi Manchuria was one of the most dangerous elements of Far Eastern politic*, and. in common with the United States. Great Britain would be grati fied :o see the question settled. However, il Is realized that .••-]* and Japan are more vitally Jr.teiv-sted In the fubiect. and while the Foreign OfWoe wov'd suggest to her ally and also to Russia the ecceptance at some such proposal as that made by the government of the United Elates, the British government La not dls ji<is<"-d to ncsa the matter of the whole question involved. YOUR OPPORTUNITY May Be In The QUALITY ADS. On Page 9, To-day's New-York Tribune THE -DAy IJVWA SHIJVG TOJV [From The Tribune Bureau,] Washington. Jan. 6-— The' day's develop ments In the Ballinger-Pinchot controversy created a decided sensation in legislative and political circles here to-day. Mr. Pin chot's disregard of the President's recent order forbidding subordinate officials to communicate with members of Congress without the permission of the heads of their ' departments is generally considered an extraordinary instance of insubordina tion, and one which may result In drastic action by the Executive. This would prob ably be done were not Mr. Taft unwilling to take any action in anticipation of the approaching investigation by Congress. Mr. Pinchofs letter to Senator Dolliver. which was spread on the records simultaneously with the brief of the Attorney General on the Glarls charges, was regarded by Mr. Ballinger's friends as intended to minimize the findings of Mr. Wickersham and to dis credit Mr. Taft's exoneration of the Secre tary and his dismissal of Glavis. Even the friends of Mr. Pinchot are surprised that Mr. Taft should be able so long to control his indignation. It is maintained in ad ministration circles that a comparison of the Pinchot letter and the Wickersham statement indicates that the forester had read the findings of the Attorney General, which were furnished to the press In con fidence several days ago. before he wrote his letter to Senator Dolliver. Those who should be familiar with the Inside facts of the campaign of publicity alleged to have been conducted by the Bu reau of Forestry against Secretary Ballin ger aJid the Taft administration assert that Mr. Pinchot's effort 10 discount the revelations of the approaching Investigation by an ostensibly frank confession of the parts played by Messrs. Price and Shaw will fall of Its purpose because the Chief Forester concealed so much more than be HVSllld. His statement that Mr. 'Price utilized the press to discredit the Taft ad ministration and that Mr. Shaw went to Chicago and there prepared the Glavis charges amounts to less of an admission than it appears .->n its face when it is re called that these facts were matters of public knowledge, having both been cir cumstantially narrated in these dispatches to The Tribune. High officials of the Taft administra tion, with perhaps the exception of the Fresident, are becoming seriously alarmed over the activities of the "muckraking" portion of the periodical press. Following the lead of the weekly which has been the chief exponent of the so-called Glavis charges, a great number of publications are filling their columns with more or less thinly veiled, and. in some instances, open. attacks on the present administration. President Taft. who is by nature an op timist of optimists has thus far refused to attach any importance to this cam pa ien of sensationalism. He is a confirmed believer in the adage that "the truth will prevail." and persistently dismisses as unworthy of the serious consideration THE PEACE TRIBUNAL. Success of Secretary Knot's Plan Expected. I From The Trilmnp Bureau.] Washington. Jan. 6. — Extraordinary in terest ha? bffn aroused hy the annnunce tnent of the action of the United States in proposing to invest the international priz« court established by the last Haggle mn vention with the powers of a Judicial arbi tral tribunal, and the opinion is expressed by internal tnnal lawyer conversant with the attitudes of the various governments that the move i« the most obvious and the pim plest solution of the problem which con fronted the Peace Conference. The greatest obstacle encountered by the conference In itfi consideration both of the priz» court and the arbitral court was the dislike on the part of the J-atin-American governments to subscribe to any arrange ment which would not give them equality with the great powers. It was manifestly impossible to have forty or more judges, as one of the members of the last conference pointed out to-day. An arrangement waa finally reached by which the great powers w*-re to be permanently represented and the smaller powers were to be represented in rotation, seven being changed each year. This agreement made the prize court possi ble, but the arbitral court plan did not ar rive at that stage. Bti'gtaiy Knox's plan not only avoids the necessity of having two courts, as con templatf-.j ny thp conference, but removes the possibility of objection on the part of the smaller governments who have sub scribed to the plan of selecting the judges for the prize court on tht- ground that they have not equal representation. It utilizes the work already accomplished in the prog ress toward international peace and carries it another ttep forward. If ICKERSIIA M HE A RD. ("loses Argument Against To bacco Trust. Washington, Jan. 6. — Attorney tJ'-neral WiCkershan- dosed the last of the argu ments In the I'nited States Supreme Court In the Tobacco Trust cases to-day. He had about two hours in which to present the government's contention for the dissolution of the trust. Ho analyzed the tobacco company's growth, and sought to convince the court that it was a combination in restraint of trade- under ihe Sherman law, and that it should be declared illegal. In IS9O, he said, the first combination was made by me consolidation of live tobacco companies. This was the year in which the Sherman law was enacted, and he declared that even when the law came Into existence the or ganization was antagonistic io Us spirit. From the combination of five companies into on« the tiist had gradually gathered to Itself sixty Institutions, so that it was now able \.> control practically all ihe rifciiretu- business, and the larger por tion of the entire tobacco industry of the United States, h« asserted. He declared that the Income of the American Tobacco Company in 1903 amounted to ft'.QOO.OOO. It was on.'- of the greatest Industries that had ever come before the court, he argued, and ii clearly came within the Inhibitions of Urn Bh< rma n law. PORTO RICAN INDEPENDENCE. Chicagc Society Plans a Convection at Washington. Chicago, Jan. -a Porto Ricari indepen dence society was formed to-day by mem bers of the Chicago Porto Rlean colony. They protest against the present policy of the United States toward the island and will urge thai the government grant inde pendence to Porto uico. The society . in act in conjunction with (similar organization to be formed in other cities of the country. A convention will be field in Washington within the next three mouth* to formulate a protest to the Presi dent and Congress The Chicago society Instructed its secre tary. Alfonso Last to forward to Presi dent Tuft a letter, which cays, In part: You, Mr. President, who feign the appoint ments of the governors that, in the name of the great Republic of North America, go to our country to rivet the odious chain of tyranny, know the sadness of our po litical situation. You are not ignorant of the fact that In the colony which the United States possesses in 'the West Indies the three governmental powers, the legis-, lativf-. the executive and th* judicial, are only partly established You cannot rail to know, honorable sir. that this Ik infamous and despotic. You remember, worthy sir. that the Spanish monarchy restored "to uh that which the kirns of Iberia unlawfully withheld '"i m rears our liberty We trust Hiat our voice may. rtnd an echo in you. that our protect >■,. be clear and' that It may be known that our atnirattnn* mid the aspirations of tiw. people of Porto Rico are to be independent. NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. FRIDAY, JANUARY 7. 1!MO. of the Chief Executive of a great nation RUch sensational attacks. A few of the President? friends, however, are heßin ning to fear that such misrepresentation may be productive of serious political con sequences, and that unless some method is found to stem the tide the s :c •►-ss of the administration may be endangered by a r>emocratie majority in the House after the expiration of this Congress. There is apparently, ♦yen in administra tion circles, some realization of the fact that what may lor convenience be termed the "advance agent work" on the admin istration's policy of federal Incorporation has been badly done. The administration Itself, probably from motives of delicacy, has refrained from any carefully thought out effort to mould public opinion, although it has permitted information regarding Its policy to be published. In the absence of a carefully devised effort to obtain public appreciation of the motives of the ad ministration Its enemies are working con sistently to create the impression that Mr Taft and his advisers are seeking to de vise a loophole of escape from the rigors of the Sherman law for those great cor porations which have recently suffered from judicial interpretations of that statute. Of course, those who realize the high char acter of the present administration will attach no importance to such misrepresen tation, but that great body of the public which has become accustomed to rely on some one else to do its thinking for it has been left by tht! administration at the mercy of it? antagonists. Close observers of economic conditions arc disposed to attach more importance than appears on the surface to the petition for an investigation of the steel industry and its relations to its employes, which was presented to the President to-day by rep resentatives of orgattlzed labor. They insist on the existence of conditions which con stitute a grave menace to the industrial peace of the nation and assert that there Is a feeling of unrest in the labor organiza tions which should not be persistently ig nored. It Is even asserted that in some departments of tbe steel industry a twelve hour day prevails, with the necessity of men working twenty-four hours contin uously every two weeks when the time comes for them to chanfe from the day to the night shift, while their compensation has been steadily reduced until it now amounts to less than Jl 45 a day. The labor organizations regard with grave apprehen sion the apparently artificially stimulated immigration, which they believe to be the result of a purpose on the part of their employers to flood the labor market in an ticipation of a demand for increased wages coincident with the return of the fioodtide of prosperity. It is appreciated that in s>ime instances the representations and the demands of the labor leaders are extrava gant, but that they are based on a largo element of truth Is asserted by men whose disinterested position entitles their views to respect. G . G. H. COL. ASTOR'S YACHT. Search for Ii Discussed in House — Cost Asked. I From The Tribune Rurpan 1 Washington. Jan. I— The Rules Commit tee made a favorable report to the House .to-day on the Humphrey resolution calling for an invest igrat^on of the Rallinger-Pin chot controversy, but its consideration was postponed on the objection of Representa tive Underwood, of Alabama. Mr. Hardwick called up his resolution asking the Treasury Department to furnish the exact cost to the government of the search for Colonel Astor's yacht, the Nour mahal. Mr. Hardwick announced that he had no intention of casting reflections on the Revenue Cutter Service or the Treasury Department, hut that his resolution merely sought to bring the facts to light. Representative Mann, of Illinois, de clared that the resolution could have oniy me purpose -that of reflecting on the Reve nue Cutter Service, whose duty it is under the law to say" human lives. He. said that the service had been performing this duty heroically for a hundred years, anil tliat last year it assisted 136 ships in distress,; and saved 154 lives and $13,000,000 worth of' property. He mentioned the fact that four revenue cutters responded to the "C y D" call of the sinking Republic, and al! cutters headed toward the sea in time of storm, while other craft sought safe harbors-. He declared that the expenses incurred by the two vessels that searched for the Nourma hal were only Jsc". Tht Hardwick resolution was adopted. FRAMING ADMINISTRATION BILL. Belief That It Will Satisfy Railroads Expressed. Washington, Jan. B.— That ihe adminis tration will have a satisfactory bill em bodying its views regarding amendments to strengthen the Interstate commerce law is the confident expectation of those who have been instrumental in framinp the measure. They even go so far as to declare that in the main the railroads will be satisfied with the provisions of the measure. Conferences are still being held by the members of the special committee appointed by President Taft. and drafts and redrafts of unsettled features are be ing made constantly. MESSAGE TO GO IN TO-DAY. House Will Receive It, Senate Not Be ing in Session. Washington, Jnn. t. — The fact that ihe Senate adjourned to-day until Monday raised a doubt as to whether the Presi dent's message on the Sherman anti-trust and interstate commerce laws would be sr-nt to Congress to-morrow. Inquiry at the White House, however, brought the in formation thai the message would be sent to the House, which will be in session. ART EXHIBITIONS AND SALES. #. To-night at 8:30 ||gP AT MENDELSSOHN HALL Fortieth Street, East of Broadway (Doors open at 8. Admission by cird, to be had free of the managers) The Very Important Theron R. Butler Collection Works of Sterling Artistic Excellence by the Famous Barbteon Painters and other Distinguished Modern Masters On Free View 9 A. M. to 2 P. M. At the American Art Galleries, Madison Square South. The sale will be conducted by MR. THOMAS E. KIRBY, o f The American Art Association, Managers 6 Last 23d Street, Madison Square South, New York MAY OUST PINCHOT <.inllnued from flrsl naef making it an official document. He said that Messrs. Price and Shaw had pre pared an official report upon their ac tions which he was transmitting to the Secretary of Agriculture. MR. PINCHOrfI LETTER. '•This report shows that Messrs. Price and Shaw made public certain informa tion pegarding the so-called. Cunning ham claims for coal lands in Alaska." said Mr. Pin. hot. "The effect Of the publication was to direct critical public attention to the action of the Interior Department. 'It shows, also, that they countenanced the publication by L. R. Glavis of OST ta'n facts concerning these claims after he had been dismissed from office, and that in other ways they endeavored to direct public attention to the imminent •lunger that the Alaska coai fields still in government ownership might pass for ever into private hand?, with little or no compensation to the public." This information, Mr. Pinchot added, was of n nature proper to be made pub lic, "unless there are necrets which the people of the I'nited States are not en titled to know concerning the source, nature and progress of claims made for portions of the public lands." "The rumor." he said, "that the Glavis report to the President was prepared in or by the forest service is incorrect. At Glavis's request I sent Shaw, as it was proper I should, to Chicago to assist him In arranging his material for submis sion to the President." Aftrr saying that these officials had acted on information they had concern ing the danger of the loss of thp Alaska coal lands. Mr. Pinchot continued: PRESIDENT "MISTAKEN." 'Action through the usual official channels, and finally even an appeal to the President, has resulted (because of what I believe to have been a mistaken impression Of the facts) in eliminating from the government service in the per son of Glavis the most vigorous defender of the people's interest. Furthermore, the refusal of the Secretary of 'the In terior to assume responsibility in thr cases had left their conduct wholly in the hands of subordinates, each of whom was apparently committed in favor of pj'.tcnting these claims." Price and Shaw, he said, deliberately chose to risk their official places rather thHit permit what they believed to be thp wrongful loss of public property. Having violated a rule of propriety as between the departments, Mr. Pinchot said they deserved a reprimand and had received one. "But I shall recommend." he added, "without hesitation that no further action in their case is required." Mr. Pinchot said the action of these subordinates was most unusual, but sug gested that the situation which called it forth was quite as unusual. "Price and Shaw," he said, "success fully directed public attention to a na tional danger. They increased the peo ple's interest in the people's property and powerfully fostered the desire to conserve it. There is now far less chance that the Alaska coal fields will p;iss Into the hands of fraudulent claim ants than there was before they acted. They rrited on what they believed to be trustworthy information. Many consid erations hich had not been brought home to the President's mind, as appears from his letter of September 13. had weight with them. I >EFEN I>S SUBORDINATES. "The rules of official decorum exist 'n the interest of official administration and of that alone. If they are used to pre vent an honest and vigilant official from saving the property of the public, thoir purpose is violated and they have be come worse than useless. Price and Shaw concede that what tlie\ did trans gressed propriety. But, measured by the emergency which faced them, by the purity of their motives and the results which they accomplished, their breach of propriety sinks wellnigh to insignifi cance." Mr. Pinchot said he disclaimed any in tention or desire to shirk any part of his own legitimate responsibility for wh;it was done 1 v these two subordinates. What they did. he added, raised a ques tion of principle which should not be obscured either by personal consideration or possible mistakes on their part. They had, he s lid, clone for ihe people of the country what the people would have done for themsel*es had they been in a situa tion to do it. The Ballinger- Pinchot controversy oc cupied practically the entire attention of the Senate. Following the reference to the Committee on Public Lands of the Jones resolution for the appointment of a joint committee of six Senators and six Representatives to investigate the controversy, the Senate adjourmd until Monday. Senator Nelson has called a 11 ting of the Public Lands Committee fur Saturday morning, and expects to report (he Jones resolution for passage •in Monday. RIVER AND HARBOR BILL. Washington. Jan. 6.— "A very comfort able" river and harbor appropriation bill carrying upward of $30,000,000 for new work and continued operations, chair man Alexander of the House Committee on Rivers and Harbors sal.l to-day will be re I orted to the House early in February. ART EXHIBITIONS AND SALES. HALUXVER CPU ELD. Wickersham Finds Glavis Charges Baseless. (from The Tribune Bureau. 1 Washington. Jan. 6. — The President sub mitted to the Senate to-day his reply to the Flint resolution calling for the papers in the Balllnger-Plnchot controversy. The most Important document submitted is the report and summary of the Attorney Gen eral's report on the Glavis charges. Mr. Wickersham, in a voluminous review of the charges, exonerates Secretary Bal llngor. Assistant Secretary Peirce. Com missioner Dennett and Mr. Schwartz, chief of the field division, from every aspersion and Insinuation made by Glavis and finds that Secretary Ballinger and his assistants were warranted by the evidence before them in "clear listing for patent" the Cunningham claims for Alaska coal lands, and went out of their way to make assurance doubly sure by in effect calling on Glavis for any additional information he might have received. This action was taken, says Mr. Wlckersham. "out of abundant precaution in the protection of the public interest." Mr. Wlckersham declares Glavis guilty of flagrant falsification, both by untruthful statements and suppression of evidence, and shows the animus therefor by a letter in which Glavis advised Schwartz that, In his opinion, "neither Dennett nor B. will last long." and "under such circumstances why do not you try for the place? I am quite sure you can win out." It is further shown that it was Glavis's ambition to obtain pro motion to Schwartz's place, when Schwartz should have succeeded, Dennett. The Attorney General says Glavis per sistently neglected his duty, and by his pro crastination permitted the statute of limi tations to run in cases where criminal prosecutions should have been instituted through his efforts. The Attorney General finds Glavis's statements as submitted to the President, and later made the subject of sensational magazine articles, to he with out foundation and unworthy of credence in every respect. Mr. Wickersham shows fur ther that the interpretation placed upon the statute affecting Alaska coal lands by Commissioner Dennett was much more con servative even than that of Secretary Gar field. MR. BAT.LJNGER CARBJTJI* Summarizing his conclusions. Mr. Wicker sham says that the charges against Ballin ger, Pierce, Dennett and Schwartz are, in his opinion, "entirely disproved"; that "so far from taking any action to favor the Cunningham claimants the record clearly shows that Secretary Ballinger was scru pulous! v careful not in any respect to act upon these claims, for the reason ihat during the summer of 1908, while he was in no way connected with the government, he had been consulted by some of the claimants with respect to the Issuance of patents and had called on Secretary Gar field for the purpose of ascertaining the attitude of his department thereon. Neither his action nor any of his written or sooken expressions were favorable to these claim ants." Second The Attorney General finds Mr Bal'.lnger entirely warranted in acting to this extent as attorney for the Cunning ham claimants and cites numerous legal opinions in support of this finding. Third— He finds that the Cunningham lo cations were made in July and August, 1904, and payments aggregating $52,800 were made thereon; that Glavis had upward of two years to complete his investigation, during which the Land Office furnished him all the assistance he requested, and that "all efforts to induce him to bring his Investigation to a conclusion were met only with requests for further assistance, coupled with criticism of his superior offi cers, as well as of other special agents who had been connected with the cases, and that had the department desired im properly to patent the claims it might have done so in January, 1908, by simply acting on the favorable report of Special Agent Love without informing Glavis." Fourth— He finds that Glavis's claim that he prevented the government from being defrauded through the reference to the Attorney General of the decision of As sistant Secretary Pierce "absolutely dis proved by the record. " Mr. Wickersham saya Pierces decision and its reference to lam. "by its very terms excluded any pos sible reference to the Cunningham claims," and, moreover, that "with the explanation of the somewhat ambiguous phrase initia tion of the entry' used by Assistant Secre tary Pierce, his construction of the statute did not differ from that given to it by the Attorney General in his opinion." Mr. Wtekersham shows, moreover, that it was Secretary Ballinger himself who appealed to him for a ruling on the law of May 28. 1908. Fifth— He declares that "the intervention of the Forestry Bureau, procured by Glavis. " is shown by the record to have been entirely unnecessary to the interests of the United States. MISSTATKMEXTS BY GL.AVIS. Sixth- He finds "Glavis s report' and summary abound in contradictions and misstatements. They omit to a degree that amounts to absolute suppression letters, telegrams and other documents, some of which were in his possession, and others _.. A EXHIBITIONS AND SALES. "Masterpieces of Chinese Art/ &&* « G^ % *mm urn SOUTH ; sl||j| NEW YORK. CITY This (Friday) and Saturday Afternoons at 2:30 o'clock, At Unrestricted Public Sale THE BUNKIO MATSUKI COLLECTION. "Mr. Kunkio Matsuki has many times been an innovator, but he has never taken a bolder step than his present one. Of the scores <>/ small terra-cot tas and bronzes n<nv on exhibition at the galleries of the American Art As sociation, all want the closest scrutiny to perceive their magnificent quality. The BtnaUness of the scale and the damage caused by timm fenspir* to baf fle the eye. unpractised In this sort of art. Yet these little oftjerts represent faithfully the splendid realism of the earliest Chinese and Japanese dynas ties. Look steadily at almost any one of the better preserved statuettes, un til you see the rigid yet carefully modulated line, the expressiveness and economy <>/ the stroke with which the modelling tool has asserted the feat ures, folds of drapery, etc., the fine equipoise, and essential bigness of some trifle three inches high — look well at these things, for short of the best archaic Greek workmanship so invigo rating an impression is not to be had These are the things that Japanese and Chinese collectors value as thorough bred European connoisseurs uouli'l a bit of modelling by Giovanni risano Or Jacopo delta Quercia. Mr. Matsuki has had courage to present objects of this rarity and preciousness before the, relatively untrained eyes of our local collecting public. Such an exhibition, whether or not it makes for his profit' cannot fail to make, for our education •■ —EVE 'XI SO POST. The *•.!»■ will he , ■„„,,„, hr Mr THOMAS K. Kilt BY. of the AMERICAN ART ASSOCIATION, Managers. i which w«i* available to him, and which completely rebut Inferences he w*eW* to have drawn from those which he does nub nr.lt Seventh— Mr. Tv'lckersham finds "the ac tion of each and every official of the Land office referred to In Glavls's charges ap pears to have been inspired by the per fectly proper desire to bring to a conclusion an investigation which was prolonged '■« yond all reason, and which, If It had been prosecuted with due diligence, and It Glavis had properly availed himself of the assistance placed at his disposal by the Land Office, should have been completed and ready for trial not later than the au tumn of 1905." Mr. Wickersham cites in stances of the statute of limitations bavins? run through Glavis's procrastination, and finally declares his action in appealing to the Bureau of Forestry to intervene In the Cunningham cases to have been "a pe culiarly aggravated breach of proper disci pline." Finally, the Attorney General, whose re port Is addressed to the President, gays: •'Glavis's actions appear to have been founded upon a wholly exaggerated sense of his own importance and a desire for personal advancement ratner than on any genuine desire to protect the interests of. the government, and this species of megalo mania has finally led him to submit to you charges of Improper motives and conduct aralnst his official superiors which. In my opinion, are so unjust and unfounded as to merit his immediate separation from the service." GLAFIS REPLIES. "Let the People Decide Who Is Right ," He Say*. Portland, 'ore., Jan. 6. — "Let the people deride who is right; I think they are bet tor qualified to act as a Jury in my case than any one else." This Matement was made to-night hy !.. R. Glavfs. after the report of Attorney General Wickersliam and tlie letter of Glf ford Pinchot to Senator Polliver had been read to him. He did not care to go into further dis cussion of the rase until he goes to Wash ington to testify before the Congress com Store ready at 8:15 A. M. Eight Car Lines Directly on the Imerborough Subway Each Way to Store rnvcFPT I ii L* # MM * BT p " Dl * Fonad LC/iVLCA 1 f I tr^ U»nmmak«r« a Most in AIT/1/1 Aiiln KOJ k '-»*«"ul 8D * t Twit "" Auditorium rUWf/f/^Uir^ v i OF Mad 9 „ e,^ *. 2:30 P. M. £ f <*** Th » « s - ¥ / New York, January 7, 1910. Men's White Shirts Are 95c Will Surprise Those Who Usually Pay $1.50 to $2.50 Linen, cotton and labor have increased in cost so persistently that white shirt makers who do not care to lower their quality standards, and yet have an established business at certain fixed prices, have been at their wit's ends. , At last one maker has given up the struggle and turned all his operators to work on colored shirts. He brought to us his stock on hand of white shirts for disposal. They were worth little to him, as assortments were not such that he could fill regular orders. But they are worth just as much as ever to the fortunate man who buys them for 95c. Every shirt has a fine linen bosom and a body of good muslin. Perfectly laundered, various lengths and widths of bosoms, and several lengths of sleeves. Neck sizes from 14 to 17*4, all at 95c today. Main floor. New Building. It's a Cold Rain That Does Not Benefit Someone Thank the rain for this chance to buy some of those Silk-lined Overcoats for Men at $24.50 Today , Made a record yesterday — sold one hun dred coats in the first two hours — but many who wanted to come could not get here. So there are a few Overcoats of $35 to $50 Quality For Today 1 s Selling And Please Note First — These are the finest specimens of tailoring. Second— They are black and Oxford cheviots, plain and with indistinct fancy weave. Third— All are in conservative styles— coats for gentlemen. Fourth— 7 his opportunity comes only be cause of the anxiety of a large manufacturer to round out a larger volume of business than usual. Mam floor New Building This January SHOE Sale Includes Shoes for the Entire Family Little wonder that so many people wait for this once in six-months' event and buy shoes half a dozen pairs at a time. Please remember. One may select practically any kind of shoe wished. One can depend on its thoroughly worthy character! One can be assured its size is correct. One knows the Wanamaker guarantee protects one. One can feel certain that the savings are large and are real. And the Prices Are Very Much Less Than Usual— as You Shall See For instance, there are women's shoes at $3.65, $2.85, $2.40 and $1.65 a pair. Men's Shoes at $4.40. $3.65, $2.90. $2.40 and $2. Boys' Shoes at $2.40. $2. $1.50 and $1.30. Girls' shoes at $2.85. $2.40. $2, $1.60 and $1.30. This sale takes place in the regular stores in both buildings as well as in the Basement Store. s ' IL A Formerly A IV/9 ft Alt* A I A » Broadway. A. T. Stewart 4 Co. 'l/llff/f/fJffUAfjfK Fourth .v,, / yyW/H*V™f ™Cr Eighth to Tenth St* mltte*. H- denied. ho» -ever. *«t h« »m Buffering from "megalomania or that V, action was inspired by *vite. "\iv motive will be fully *PT aren , t •when my e > vidence I* «lv>n before the Cow sionai committee/ he «f. lf J- . hot , whatever he actually said on tms or any Ot »DW S Shaw t knd Price aid yo« In the prep * n ' W n* li^Sis "Most emphatles*. . ,fno%.rt in it., p.«p«» tion whatever.** _________ PLANS FOR INQUIRY. Unusual Procedure Provided in Humphrey Resolution. [from The Tribune Bureau ] Washington. Jan. -Probably ****** of. legislation at the present session of Congress wilt receive greater ->«*"*™*** from the Rules Committee of the "<""• than that body gave Representative Hum phreys resolution calling for an investiga tion of the Ballinger-Pinchot controversy this morning.. This consideration will M due to the fact that the resolution provides for an entirely new parliamentary pro cedure and Is a radical departure from the usual method of Congress. In con ducting investigations in the past th« usual method has been to pass a concur rent resolution, which gives a committee authority to compel witnesses to testify. but makes the committee at all times re sponsible to Congress, and does not re quire the permission of th» President. These committees were required to mako their report and were automatically dis banded. The present resolution, however, in poinC of fact creates a commission instead of a> committee. Before the resolution can be come effective it must be passed by both, houses of Congress and be signed by th« President. Once created. th«» committee Is responsible to no one. and must bow to no authority so long as its acts conform to the law which created it. It cannot ba dissolved except by an act of Congress, and for all practical purposes it Is a body analogous to the Interstate Commerce. Commission, for instance.