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Anti-BaUinger Publicity Cam
paign Continued.
[From Th" Tribune Bureau.] .
Washington, Jan. £&.— The Ealllnger-Pin
rhot investigation to-day developed little
«eept the fact that the systematic and
'organized publicity campaign to discredit
th- Secretary of the Interior, and indirectly
to embarrass the Taft administration, has
net been abandoned find "hat It is supplied
with ample funds. Two sessions were held
by. the investigating committee. Louis R.
<„ avis being on the Eland at both meetings
and not ending his testimony.
When the committee met for its after
noon session the press representatives re
porting the proceedings found at their
places a strongly partisan memorandum
petting forth the principal points brought
cut by Glavis, reflecting, or intending to
reflect, on the official conduct of Secretary
Ballinger. At the close of the afternoon
session another memorandum found its way
to the press table. The source of these
memoranda Is not disclosed. The second
Jnrtalment was marked. "For information,
not for publication." It : contained seven
typewritten pages, was replete with mar
ginal notes giving references to reports and
other documents, and was in the nature of
a brief, summarizing the points relating to
"the clear-listing: of the Cunningham coal
claims, which, it asserted, would be the
most important point investigated by the
UiMllillli I The memorandum contained
criticisms of Secretary Ballinger. Commis
sioner Dennett and other officials, and
closed as* follows:
•The influence of the Love report upon
tho' mind of any on* who desires to protect
the people's interest would have been to
arouse still further suspicion against the
Cunninghams. Instead of holding up the
claims on receiving Love's report, Mr. Bal
llnger immediately clear-listed them.'
This morning matter came in an envelop*
cf the American Conservation Association,
of which Gifford Pinchot recently was
choeen president. The afternoon matter
began: "The important developments of
the morning; Be*Fion to-day were." and then
went on to recite that the proceedings had
placed Secretary Ballinger in an adverse
light It was said that this service would
continue throughout the investigation.
Thomas R. Shipp, formerly secretary to
Senator Beveridge. of Indiana, who re
signed that place to become press agent for
■the Bureau of Forestry under Mr. Pinchot
and became an officer of the conservation
association when it was formed, is a con
stant attendant at the hearing.
The examination of Mr. Glavis to-day
covered the career of the former special
agent from November. 1907, to March,
3 909. Most of the questions were asked
by Louis D. Brandeis. attorney for Glavis,
but from time to time members of the
committee requested the witness to elabo
rate his answers and explain portions of
the correspondence which Mr. Brandeis
read into the record.
. : Representative Ollie James. on*> of the
Democratic members of the committee,
pricked up his ears when Glavis said that
Mr. Ballinger. in. 1 90 S. told him that he
■wished he would not act on the Cunning
ham claims until after election. At that
time Mr. Ballinger was not in public life,
but met Glavis at Portland. The witness
paid Mr. Ballinger explained to him that
he found it difficult to get liberal cam
paign contributions owing to the fact that
the administration was holdng up the set
tlement of Alaska coal claims. Accord-
Ing to Glavis, Mr. Ballinger said that H.
C. Henry and C. J. Smith, of Seattle, two
of the claimants and former liberal con"
tributor", would not subscribe to the cam
paign fund. Glavis said he replied that
he was in the midst of a big conspiracy
.Bult and could not press the Alaska case
if he wanted to. He was not. avers© to
granting the favor asked, he added.
At the same meeting Glavis said that
Mr. Bellinger was then acting as one' of
the. attorneys for the Cunninghams and
admitted to him (Glavis) that his clients
were in a bad way about securing title to
their lands, and asked Glavis what he
would advise. Glavis said he told Mr. Bal
linger to have the Cunninghams relinquish
their claims and have their wives and
friends file on them. .
Mr. Denby asked if that advice was not
tantamount to advising evasion of the
lev. Glavis replied that he hoped that
some five or six hundred others. would re
linquish their claims if the Cunninghams
gave up theirs. The relinquishment and new
filling in the absence of an agreement in ad
vance among the new claimants would not
be a violation of the law. Mr. McCall sug
gested that it would be very much like an
advance agreement if the wives of thirty
three claimants made simultaneous filings.
Mr. Glavis said that was so, and that Mr.
Ballinger made the same objection when
he suggested it.
Coached by his attorney. Mr. Glavis de
voted considerable time to explaining how
he had been taken off the Alaska coal cases
'and directed to investigate land frauds in
Oregon. Members of the committee seemed
to think that this change had been made
in order to prosecute important cases In
Oregon on which immediate action was
necessary to avoid the statute of limita
tions. Glavis said this was so. but said
he. could have conducted both the Oregon
•and Alaska cases at the same time
* Senator Nelson seemed to think that
Commissioner Dennett's telegraphic dls
r-&t ■ of May 12, 1908. to Glavis advising
•him that the President had signed a bill
carrying 5500.000 for field work, and Mr.
iX>enn*tt*« letter of June 3. 190R, should have.
/been regarded by Glavis as Instructions to
resume active work on the Alaska cases.
Glavis said he did not i»o regard the dis
patch and letter, and that he received no
will be interested in an
unusually well written
(illustrated) article in
To-morrotv 9 *r
showing how the pur
chase 01 the "Hillhouse
property" by Yale with
Mrs. RufSell Sage's gift
of $650,000 decides: the
question of the direction
m which Yale will
expand in the future.
(From The'Trlbune Bureau.]'
Washington, Jan. 2S.— lf , the corporation
tax is declared constitutional by the Su
preme Court of the United State*, as the
administration believe, there will be an
immediate effort to obtain legislation ma
terially modifying its publicity features, es
pecially with, regard to corporations which
are in no sense public. Representations to
which tho administration will probably lend
a willing ear will 1«» made that while there
should be no limit to the amount of infor
mation required by the government, that
which concerns only private corporations
not placing their securities on the market
should not be made public, or should be
only In the discretion of the Chief Execu
tive. It is expected that the Supreme Court
will advance the suits by which it is pur
posed to test the constitutionality of the.
law, and that an early decision will he ren
dered. A bill has already been Introduced
In Congress providing that no information
furnished under the law shall be made pub
lic until the constitutionality of the statute
has been affirmed by the court.
The Attorney General tendered a decision
to-day regarding the application of the law,
in which he holds that the dividends of
corporations whose net profits do not
amount 1o $f..<W ■ year shall not be taxed
as part of the net profits of lnrger corpora
tions to which they may b<= paid. Thf
question arose in the office of i|ip Internal
Revenue- Commissioner as to whether the
dividends of such corporations as were not
themselves required to pay the tax should
be exempted from the taxable receipts of
the larger corporations whose net profits
exceeded the legal exemption. The decision
of the Attorney General that In measuring
the amount of th# tax to be imposed on
corporations the interest on United Ptajps
l>onds shall be included is causing tho ut
most dissatisfaction to national banks,
which point out that they are not free to
resolve themselves into partnerships, but
must remain corporations under the na
tional bank act.
The administration is gravely concerned
over the treatment which the Alaskan gov
ernment bill has received at the hands of
the Senate Committee on Territories, which
has made ameidments which practically
defeat the purpose of the bill. In the opin
ion of the administration, so long as the
affairs of Alaska are left to the immediate
direction of Congress, there will be main
tained an unsavory lobby in Washington,
and improper influences will be brought to
bear to obtain legislation inimical to the
best interests of the district. The remote
ness of Alaska and the inability of mem
bers of Congress to judge of the merits of
the legislation urged contribute chiefly to
this result. Holding this view, the ad
ministration caused a measure to be pre
pared which conferred on a commission to
be appointed by the President power to
prescribe most of the laws, subject to the
specific authority to go ahead with the
Alaska coal inauiry until October. 3908. He
said that even then he did not resume his
Investigations until March, 1909.
At the opening of the afternoon session
Mr. Brandeis offered in evidence the. jour
nal of Clarence Cunningham, of Wallace,
Idaho, the agent in all the Cunningham
claims, which contained the entry:
'•Have agreed with Mr. W. B. Heyburn, in
consideration for his ser%ices as attorney,
to carry him for one claim of 160 acres in
the coal, free of cost to him. and he agrees
to do all our legal work in procuring titles,
In an affidavit made subsequent to the
loss of his journal, Cunningham made pub
lic a letter from Mr. Heyburn, in which the
Senator said:
"I do not desire to participate in or be
interested in any manner, directly or Indi
rectly, in acquiring public lands. Vrhat
ever services I may perform properly
within my duty as a public official for
yourself or any other constituent I shall
<-he erfully perform, but not for any consid
eration, directly or indirectly. I do not de
sire any interest to be carried for me or on
my account with a view to any present or
future profit to myself."
Cunningham preceded this letter with the
"As soon as I became aware that coal
lands could not be taken in Alaska under
the mineral laws. Mr. Heyburn informed
me in person that he could not act under
said agreement."
Olavis testified to an interview he had
with Mr. Ballinger in Seattle, in the mid
dle of March, 3 r»os, two weeks or ?o after
Mr. Eallinger had resigned as Commis
sinrer. A letter was introduced showing
that prior to April 1, 1908, Mr. Ballinger
•hari requested Information regarding some
of the land claims from Fred Dennett, his
Glavis said he knew Judge BaJlinger
would be bothered by a lot of people in
Seattle as soon as lie returned there after
leaving the government service, and he
wanted to lay his side of the case before
him first.
"But he wasn't a government official
then? " suggested rjlavis's counsel.
"But I regarded him as such," replied
"Mr. Ballinger told ne," the witness con
tinued, "that there had Jteen a lot of 'muck
raking,' and that I ought to be careful be
fore making specific charges against any
one. At a subsequent interview with Mr.
Ballinger I told him Cunningham was ac
cusing me of having stolen his journal.
He told me not to worry, that Cunningham
evidently was spreading this story to square
himself with his principals for doing such
a silly thing as to give the journal to me.' 1
As to the Guggenheims" interest in the
Cunningham claims, Mr. Brandeis read a
letter from Field Chief Rehwartz, dated
September 23, IJK'S. which said, among other
"While Cunningham is strenuous in his
affidavits that they are not a part of or
bonded to the Guggenheims, it is a little
peculiar that this memorandum book of ex
penses incurred should proceed along from
day to day with great detail from the in
ception of the claims in 1&02 until December,
Yff?. and then close with: 'The above sum
was received from. Daniel Guggenheim in
full for expense incurred on account of th»
examination of coal lands on his account—
• heck received. $1.3a9e0.' "
At 1:12 p. m. adjournment was taken
until 10 a. m. to-morrow.
Ambassador to London Says She Seeks
No Quarrel. .
London, Jan. ,2S.— Presiding at a dinner
to-night in honor of Emperor Williams
birthday, Count Wolff - Metternich, the
German Ambassador. in a speech affirming
Germany's desire for peace, declared that
the timorous mind which could cherish
the hallucination that Germany was await
ing an opportunity to fall on any weaker
power was not open to reasonable argu
ment. He added that Germany was build
ing a fleet adequate to protect her com
merce, but that she had no pretension to
become the strongest tea power.
"And since ire have no Intention to com
pete for supremacy on the sea," the am
bassador added, "is It reasonable to pup
pose that v* seek to become Involved in a
naval quarrel while we know we are much
stronger on land? "
The James G. Elaine Club, the regular
Republican organization of the 2d District,
of which Joseph Ix-venson is leader, will
hold its annual entertainment on Satur
day evanlns*. February :,. a t the Grand
Opera House, followed by nipper nt Cat
anaaii'i The main.- club's affair serves as
a -reunion of old Ea«tgld« resident*, th
hoys and girls of years ago taking ad
vantage of the annual event to renew old
approval of Congress and of the Executive.
The Influences which the great interests
of . Alaska are always able to exert in
Washington have been utilized jto defeat
tho purpose of the President, and the bill
in its present form Is regarded rs little
heller than the existing law. The adminis
tration hopes to obtain the passage of the
measure In Its original form by the House,
and then to get from the conference com
mittee* a law which at least can be ap
proved. Vv*l-?
- The administration has perfected a gov
ernment, bill for Porto Rico, which will
probably go to Congress to-morrow. . It has
been carefully devised to correct the de
fects which now hamper the administration
in its efforts properly to control affairs in
the Island. It is realized that there will bo
some influences exerted .to secure .the
amendment of this bill in a manner which
will weaken It. but It is earnestly hoped
that such efforts will be stoutly resisted by
Republicans, at least, in both ( houses of
Congress. The new Porto Rican bill has
been drawn under the supervision of the
Secretary of War and was considered b>
the President to-day.
Senator Ivodge carried oiit Ms part In the
programme outlined in this column this
monifnc, when lip delivered In the. Senate
to-day an exhaustive and convincing argu
ment in support of the new tariff law, and
demonstrated the sophistry of the Demo*
cratlc argument that the high cost of liv
ing is due to that measure. Mr. T,odge ».
speech will jnake a valuable contribution
to the Republican literature to be used in
the comins: cauip-ilgn. The Demo-rats have
held the stage long enough, in the opinion
of the President and the party leaders, and
a number of important speeches c hattering
the contentions of the opposition are to be
delivered during the remainder of the ses
The assumption that the President's
forthcoming trip to Rochester and Albany
involves a purpose on the part of the Pres
ident to take charge of the political situa
tion in New York, or that Mr. Taft con
templates any special supervision over the
politics of the Empire State is wholly with
out warrant. The fact is that Mr. Taft is
going to New York first, to gratify those
■who have invited htm; and, secondly, be
cause he loves to travel. No small boy
about to take his first journey on a rail
road over looked forward to the trip with
more pleasure than is experienced by the
President when he finds it possible to get
away from the routine of the White House
and pro among the people. He has been in
vited to Albany by Governor Hughes, and
he is glad to go. He has been urged to
vis-it Rochester, and he sees no reason
why he should not go, but the only politi
cal effect of his visits will be such as must
necessarily follow his getting out among
the people and expressing some sound Re
publican views. G. G. H.
Democratic Senators 'Announce
Opposition to Bill.
fFrnm Thp Tribune Bureau!
"Washington. Jan. 28.--An unexpeetert
clash in the Senate to-day over the ques
tion of postal savings banks brought out
the fact that there will be stTenuous oppo
sition to this legislation on the Democratic
fide. Senator Bailey announced that he
would do everything in his power to pre
vent the passage of the bill except lead a
filibuster. Senator Rayner, also a consti
tutional luminary on the Democratic side.
Joined with Mr. Bailey, asserting that the
< onstitution gave Congress no power to
establish postal banks.
Th»» skirmish began when Senator Carter
submitted a favorable report on the bill
outlined in these dispatches this morning.
Mr. Carter wanted early action, while
Senator Gallinger said the bill would have
to take its course and could not be rushed.
This led to a sharp exchange between the
two Senators. Mr. Carter saying that Mr.
Gallinger had questioned his good faith
with respect to this legislation in the last
Congress and ought to apologize.
Mr. Gallinger denied that he had ques
tioned the good faith of the Montana Sena
tor. He supposed the bill would pass, he
paid, but there were other measures of
equally grave importance to hjo considered,
and they should not be put in the back
ground by this legislation. Mr. Carter as
serted that he would push the bill with
all his energy and would not permit its
defeat by any petty filibuster. *
Opposing Bills for Additional Manning
of Trains.
Washington. Jan. £S..- "For Gods sake,
in the interest of safety, don't enact this
bill into law," said Vice-President Smith of
the New York Central lines in opposing be
fore the House Committee on Interstate
Commerce to-day the proposed legislation
for additional manning of trains.
He explained that sometimes the trains
carried more and sometimes fewer than tho
number required by the pending measures,
which were introduced by Representatives
Dawaon, of lowa, and Martin, of Colorado,
but said that arbitrary fixing of the number
would ruin discipline, it was estimated by
the railroad counsel that the requirements
of the bill?, which they believed to ho
backed by the trainmen's organization,
would fost 292 railroads in this country
more than $2u.OfiO,rifio.
Protects Government Coal Deposits on
Millions of Acres.
[From The Tribune Bureau ]
Washington. Jan. 28.-A conservation
measure in the sense that it protects and
reserves government coal" deposits and
opens greater areas to agricultural produc
tion has been favorably reported by th«
Committee on Public Lands. The bill pro
vides for homestead and desert entries and
for reclamation of the surface of lands
which have been classified as coal lands
or are known to be valuable for coal It
provides for the passing of title, with a
reservation to the United States of all
c<al in the lands
This bill, if it is enarted. will open to
settlement, enltlvatton and reclamation
minions of acres of land the surface of
which is now unoccupied except as it is
used for grazing. The enactment of legis
lation of this character waa recommended
by President Roosevelt, by the Conserva
tion CommiFsion and by President Taft.
Ambassador Hill Corrects a German
Berlin. Jan. 18.— David Jayne Hill the
American Ambassador, gave to the German
press to-day a statement by the Depart
ment of Agriculture intended to correct a
misunderstanding over the recent rep.,,, on
W« system of.meat inspection in the United
«»Hte«. made by Dr. A. IV Melvln. chief of
the Bureau of Animal Industry of the De
partment of Agriculture.
The statement rails attention to the fact
that al. moats and provisions prepared in
establishments doing an Interstate and ex
port trade ." re subjected by the federal
laws to an inspection, which is carried out
in a painstaking and scientific manner.
This inspection can easily stand comparison
not exported. I, wns th«" pSr , [
10.-h | consumption to whM> Hi m. ! 1 , n
ferred exclusively wnen hf . « P ok * ofmeats
that were not subject to inspection.
Tariff Not Responsible for
High Cost of Living.
I From The Tribune Bureau]
Washington, Jan. 28.— A short speech m
the Senat -i to-day by Senator Lodge In ex
planation of some statistics complied by
him dealing with th« increased cost of liv
ing aroused a perfect storm of oratory on
the Democratic side. Senator Bacon became
so excited in his efforts to show that the
protective tariff is responsible for higher
prices that he made statements which
astounded his Democratic colleagues and
caused repeated laughter on the Republican
side and in -the galleries. *
Mr. Lodge's brief and explicit statement
seemed to cause consternation on the Dem
ocratic side, and hurried conferences were
held to devise some offset to the statistics
submitted by the Massachusetts Senator.
Senators Bailey, Gore. Stone, Money and
others came to the assistance of Mr. Bacon
in his effort to answer Mr. Lodge. -
. Mr. Lodge's tables, which were compiled
from official sources, showed the difference
in the .rates of wages here and abroad for
ten. years, and also In the prices here and
abroad of articles, of necessity, especially
food products. The tables were based on
daily market quotations, consular reports
and figures. compiled by the British Board
of Trade. Mr. Lodge asserted that these
statistics demonstrated clearly that the in
crease, in prices is world-wide and prevails
in free trade as well as in highly protected
countries. He asserted that the tariff had
nothing whatever to do with the Increased
cost of necessary : food products In this
country. /The increased production of gold
was an important factor in higher prices, he
asserted. He pointed out that cotton, which
has been on the free list for half a century,
has shown a steady increase in price. Hides
were placed on the free list and the duty
on boots and shoes was reduced from 25
to 10 per cent by the Payne law, and yet
since the enactment, of that law the price
of both hides and shoes had increased. This
was due to the fact that the world's price
of hides and shoes had risen. The tariff,
Mr. Lodge asserted, increased prices only
on luxuries. If it was desired to reduce the
price of luxuries this could be done by. wip
ing out the tariff and substituting foreign
luxuries for those made in this country.
Mr. Bacon asserted that the high price of
beef was due to the tariff, and read a
newspaper article in which it was stated
that the Beef Trust was selling meat
broad at from 4 to 9 cents a pound less
than It sold the samp product in this coun
try. • -v.w-
Mr. Lodge asserted that the official fig
ures quoted by him established directly
contrary facts, to which Mr. Bacon re
plied that Mr. I^odge's figures gave the av
erage for a year, which he refused to ac
cept. He insisted that his newspaper fig
ures were fully as accurate as the official
Mr. Lodge pointed out that only three
countries in tho world— the T T nited States,
Australia and Argentina — export cattle and
beef. Tariff or no tariff, there would be no
heef importations into the T'nited Ptate?,
he said, and he was not going to permit
the American people to be humbugged by
remaining silent when the advocate's of
free trade sought to charge the high cost
of beef to the tariff.
When Mr. Lodge asked Mr. Paeon about
his vote in favor of a duty of %Wt a thou
sand on lumber the Georgia Senator said
he did not care to go so far back. Any
how, he voted for the lumber tariff be
cause it was a revenue duty.
Mr. Lodge caused general laughter when
he observed that he was amused at the
flexibility of a revenue tariff and how the
revenue limit increased as it reached a
home industry.
The relation of civic and public service
to the. present day life of the Christian
men of New York is to be discussed before
the members of the Presbyterian Union of
New York at the Hotel Savoy on February
7 by District Attorney Charles S. Whitman
and former Judge William 11. Wadha.ms.
Tn its announcement the literary commit
tee, refers to February as the, month of
patriotic anniversaries, when the praises of
Washington and Lincoln are sung, and
says that it has been decided to put the
teachings of the Immortal Presidents into
practical effect.
"A Highly Important Art Event"
®The American Art Galleries
Madison Square South, New York
Beautiful Masterpieces
By "The Men of 1830"
and Other Great Painters of France
c tf£L* f Mr. H. 5. Henry, hmw
Including Jean Francois Millet's Famous Painting
"Going to Work— Dawn of Day."
Friday Evening next, February 4th, at 8:30
At Mendelssohn Hall
Fortieth Street, East of Broadway
(Doom open at R: Admission by card, to hw li.id u»» o f th» m , n , ? rr,,
Also on Free Exhibition
"The Property of a Private Collector."
Important Gothic, Renaissance and other
Rare Tapestries
Beautiful Old Embroideries
Remarkable Italian Renaissance Vestments
An Extraordinary Collection of
Ecclesiastical Statuettes, Buddhas and other Idols, in Ivory Wood
Polychrome, Bronze, and other materials dating from the 16th Cent
Old Italian, Gothic and Chippendale Furniture
and many othir objects of rarity and artistic iatsrest
Belonging to a Private Collector
Also a number of
Antique Artistic Objects Belonging to
The Estate of the late Stanford White
to be sold at unrestricted public sale
Thursday, Friday & Saturday Afternoons Next
(Fcb'y 3rd, 4th and sth), at 2:30 o'clock
Illustrated Ca/afagues 'will be miiled postpaid on receipt of Fift C I
The above sa'es will be conducted by MR. THOMAS E. KIRBY of
The American Art Association, Managers
« Ku»t '.'Jd .Street, MmUUoh Square houth. ,\> w YorkV ork
Prospect of Tariff Agreement
with Germanr/.
[From Th' Trfbune Burpau.l
Washington, .lan. 2fi— An authoritative
statement wax madfi at the Department of
State to-day confirming the dispatch to The
Tribune of yesterday regarding the pros
pects of a tariftV agreement with Germany.
It is said that the T'nited States will over
look ( Iprmany's discrimination against
American live cattle, and that Germany
will waive Its reg-ilatlou rerjuiring ■ ml
eroseopie inspection of American p"rk.
It Is declared that the discrimination
apainst live cattle may be> made the sub
ject of negotiations at some future time,
and may possibly be taken up by a com
mission Emphasis if laid on the fact that
these concessions are still tentative, and
will ultimately depend on the adjustment
of certain other contentions which nre still
the subject of negotiation. Attention is
also called to the fact that all tariff agree
ments must be regarded as tentative until
they have been tina'ly approved by the
The Secretary of State recommended
to the President to-day that the minimum
tariff be extended to imports from Den
nark, The Netherlands, Norway, Sweden
and Belgium. It i.« expected that the proc
lamntion recommended will be Issued by
the President to-morrow or Monday.
Tawnep Suggests One Great
Appropriations Committee.
[From The Tribune Bureau.]
■ Washington, Jan. 28. - Representative-
Tawney has come forward with a proposal
which he believes will result in great econ
omy in the expenditure of public funds.
In the House to-day» ho declared himself in
favor of the abolition of all the appropriat
ing committees of the House and the sub
stitution of one great appropriations 1 com
mittee, which would supervise all expendi
He asserted that such a committee would
act in entire harmony, that there would be
no conflict of authority, and that commit
tee rivalry, which now exists to the detri
ment of the government, would disappear.
Sixth Suit Reaches Supreme Court —
Case in Boston Appealed.
Washington. Jan. 2R.— The sixth suit In
volving the question of the constitutionality
of the corporation tax provisions of the
Payne tariff law was brought to the Su
preme Court of the T'nited States to-day,
when the appeal from the decision of the
T'nited States Circuit Court for the South
ern District of New York in the case of the
Cedar Street Company agt. the Park Realty
Company was docketed. The- Cedar Street
Company is a stockholder in the latter com
pany, and asked for an injunction to re
strain the Park Realty Company from pay
ing the tax.
Boston, lan. 2*.— Tn the United States Dis
trict. Court here to-day Judge Colt sus
tained the demurrer of the Baltic Mining
Company to the bill in equity brought by
Joseph E. Gay. of Jafrrey, N. H., stock
holder, to prevent the company from pay
ing the federal corporation tax. The bill
was dismissed, and Mr. Gay will carry the
case to the Supreme Court.
Its History Told in Monograph Issued
by Monetary Commission.
AVashlngton. Jan. 2«.— The flrst of the im
portant series of financial monographs
resulting from the investigations pursued
in this country and abroad under the au
spices of the National Monetary Commis
sion was issued to-day. It la "The His
tory of Banking in Canada," by Roeliffe
M. Breckenridge, whose work on that sub
ject published a few years ago is rec
ognized as authoritative.
In this monograph Mr. Brerkenrldge has
brought the history of Canadian banking
down to the present time. It Is replete
with facts and statistics showing the
growth and present condition of Canadian
Made Against Editor at Sec
ond Class Mail Hearing.
[ Prom Th« Tribune Bureau ]
' Washington. Jan. 28.— A charge of trea
son to the United States government was
made by Representative Sylvester Smith,
of California, against Herbert Myrick. of
Springfield, at the hearing on second class
mail matter before the Postofßce Com
mittee to-day
"I am receiving letters from persons who
have , evidently read this editorial." said
Representative Smith, referring to .an
editorial recently written by Mr. Myriek In
"Th« Farm and Home Magazine." "They
speak of anirchy and growing hatred of
our. institutions. No man ran read th«m
without getting that- idea. Thl* is treason
on your part, if you are responsible for
th.it editorial."
It war. after an acknowledgment by Mr.
Myrick that he' had written the editorial
that Mr. Smith denounced him In such vig
orous language. Mr Myrick was before the
committee as the representative of the Na
tional Agricultural Press League. He was
confronted by several editorial*, also writ
ten by fclm, in opposition to the President's
recommendations In which the words "rob
bery" and "graft" were used.
■ Where does the robbery come in?"
asked Mr. Smith.
Mr. Myrick replied that the Postmaster
General's report indicated that it cost nine
cents a poi:r.d to transport second class
matter, while the government receives one
cent. "If eight cents were added to the
rate," he said, "the people would regard it
as robbery."
Representative. Smith answered that
there was no recommendation to increase
the rate by eight cents.'
"You mention 'fresh robbery'," said
Representative Weeks: "what do you mean
by that?"
"There are some people who say that the
tariff Is a robbery- If that is so, then this
is a fresh robbery."
"Didn't you use the word robbery to
mean something wicked." asked Mr. Smith.
"No." insisted Mr. Myrick.
"Then the word 'rojhbery' is just a polite
form of criticism Mr. Smith queried, and
on receiving no reply made his charge of
treason. "
Mr. Myrick grew Indignant as he replied,
that he was willing to lay the matter be
fore the Supreme Court.
Mr. Smith answered that he would argue
it before the American people. The heated
portion of the discussion ended there.
Increase Probable, with Speaker Still
a Member.
[From The Tribune Biireaa.) h^'-fl
Washington, Jan. • 28.— Regular Republi
cans who have given serious consideration
to the internal warfare In the House pre
dict that before the end of the present
session the Rules Committees will be. en
larged, with the consent of the Speaker,
and that he will remain a member of that
•committee. Representatives Dalzell. Boutell
and Dwight submitted this proposition to
President Taft this afternoon.
It is understood that the President made
it clear that he has no intention of inter
fering, and advised the three Representa
tives to us© their best judgment.
Important conferences on the. question will
be held to-morrow.
Boston. Jan. 2S.— That a receiver might
be necessary before the affairs of the closed
Southbridge Savings Bank are finally ad
justed was the opinion of Attorney General
Dana Malone in the Supreme Court to-day,
when he asked for a continuance of the in
junction preventing the institution from re
ceiving deposits. He said that he feared
the shortage in the accounts of John A.
Hall, former treasurer, would prove "very
large. .
It is known that the shortage is as high
as SI&XOV*. It is reported that it may reach
JSM.fIV*. but it will be impossible to sub
stantiate the rumor until the examination
of the accounts is finished.
Store Ready at 8:15 A. M. Eight Car Lines
Directly on the Interborough Subway. Each Way to Store.
Mil />"% Full Wanimaker >'nn
A Ff"Vt § yi * J§ t^ Fajes in Tonight*
nA I fill /Illfu hP/J ** ETpnine Tdf sram
fl/ VVWyHw V*# Of XK l '" nine '"' y "'
■M. m W\f m TW I ** lag Mail and Brook-
V I New York, January 29. 1910 ' Tn stMdard » I *
The Tea Room
A Delightful
Place For
All Men Can
Share in These
$18.50 Suits Today
Suits for tall men,
short men r stout
men, and average
Suits made up for
us at the end of the
season by one of the
best manufacturers,
These suits would
in season sell for
from $25 to $45 -
have sold duplicates
of them at those
prices curselves.
The special feature is the numerous sizes for
extra-size men.
But plenty for all.
Selling begins at 8:15 A. M.
Main floor. New Building.
A Re-Grouping of SHOES
As Final to the Shoe Sale ' •
Lots of higher-priced shoes that have been sold down to a tew
dozen pairs have had prices still further lowered.
So today please expect to find in the Basement Shoe Store:
A Lot of Men's Shoes at $2
A Lot of Women's Shoes at $1.50
A Lot of Children's and Girls' Shoes at $1
About two hundred pairs of the Men's Storm Boots, high fellows with
strap and buckle, bellows tongue and thick soles. The same are now on
sale in the maker's own retail stores at $4 and $.s For those who cannot
he fitted in those, there are some excellent heavy black and tan calt shoes
of regular height, in all sizes.
There are more than five hundred pairs and all sizes in the Women's
ahoes at $1.50. Their price is iust eighty- five cents less than they were
made to sell for. In other words, there ts a clear saving ot" a dollar on each
pair. now. Welted soles, in gun-metal calf and patent leather, lace and but
ton style in each.
At $1. the juvenile shoes range in size from a child's size 6 to a younf
woman's size 2. They are made of kid, gun-meta! calf and patent leather.
former prices. $1.30 to $1.75. and they are good values at the prices But
«ne various styles have sold down to small lots, and we have grouped them
all at one closing price. Basement. Old Building.
Formerly / /p>f ,i- /»,*#// IA • Fourth aye
AT. Stewart & Co. (\A\ ] fi '/I /I ///(I AM * Fourth aye - .
yU yWjtyMrVf */</ E*hrt» to Tenth S*
A Pica for. Fair Treatment of
Public Men. '
Washington. Jan. 2*.— President Taft told
-*■ periodical publishers of the UnUM
States at their dinner to-night that if they
overloaded their criticisms of men In a*.
ministrative authority with unparliamen
tary expressions and" Intimations as to lack
of honorable motives nobody is going f>
pay any attention to them. Although h*
mad« no direct allusion to "muckrakfn* "
it was plain' that he was directing feu a L
tack to it.
"This is rather a •' -■■... gathering to
address." hn said, after he had ban m.
F«:nted by F. Hopkins- n Smith, ths toait.
master. "Gentlemen who act as fates as to
what Is or is not current literature would,
under any circumstances, be formidable to
address, and under conditions prevailing Li
Washington and in legislative halls it re
quires a brave man. standing In my posi
tion, to facet them.
"As to controversies, let m* say that all
are questions of evidence, questions of fact
that must b* welshed broadly to reach an
ultima: conclusion. It Is the rasa with
every trust, as much as we condemn then
for their iniquities. The evidence most be
weighed. ' It does no rood to denounce a
person on the witness stand if he testify*
against you.
"You controllers nf public opinion sad
controllers of the rulers of the country
may hammer a man into indifference as to
what you say. but. at that, he will coas
rearer to doing right than if he tried to
"But. seriously speaking. I would like to
say that' when you criticise a poor devil
exercising a difficult responsibility," fir*
give him the same benefit enjoyed by every
criminal— that of reasonable doubt.
"Secondly, don't use unparliamentary eg.
pressions if you can help ir. for if yon do.
and if you overload your criticisms with
superlatives and intimations as to his lack
of honorable motive, in the end you will
weaken all your criticism. and nobody is
going to pay any attention to it.
"In respect to this matter of the postal*
It is for judicial investigation, and a con
clusion should be reached on a calm bnst
ness basis. I have no doubt that you Trill
find in the committees of Congress that
careful judgment that Is needed. I doa't
agree with some of the committee, who
• started out by shouting 'grafter* and 'rob
ber.' but nobody should be led astray Jast
because some gentlemen's heat carried
them away from the bounds of judgment**
The President was cheered as he cca
Senator liver, addressing the publish
ers, went directly to the postage, Question.
and aroused an uproar of appreciate
■when he Bald:
"I venture to predict before the postaa*
is raised on the literature which Is balf
read by millions of Americans there will b*
rather an elaborate examination into th»
expenses and administration of postal af
Cyrus CurtK president of --• periodical
publishers, and editors of all the leaHsg
magazines In the country were present
, Pittsburgh Jan. £*.— A 15 per cent advawe
in the wage scale over the Lake Eri« seal*.
signed last July was agreed upon by tbs
National Window Glass Manufacturers*
Association at a conference with a commit
tee, of workmen to-day. The advance, xrill
affect ten thousand workmen. Tha man
ufacturers' ' committee, represented plants
from thA Kansas gas belt to Pirtsl

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