during it- decisions in the pending c*f<»s
It. Is asserted, however, that the de
cisions of the court interpreting the
Sherman act have been uniformly con
distent, v itli the single exception of the
Knight case, whan the pleading Is be
lieved to have been too narror." to permit
of a proper application of the statute.
It Is believed that the Knight case lias
iHSety contributed to a misunderstand
ing of the "a'"-. M has also the language
employed by certain judges hi constru
ing the statute or In dissenting from
Despite certain extravagances of lan
guage of this character, however. 1t
is maintained that the decisions In the
■-• traffic association cases, in the
packers* case, in the Northern Securities
case, la the wall paper case. and. finally,
in the Danbury -hatters* case, have
•!—! — absolute consistence and a per
fectly normal development of the judi
cial mind in applylngtthe statute along
lines which avoid the extreme of those
"■'ho maintain that ( all combinations are
prohibited and fhich make evident the
belief of the court that the statute f-as
fnacted simply to prevent the creation
at monopolies and of steps tsken -»Ith
Practically at the eleventh hour, with
the decisions in the Tobacco and Stand
ard Oil cases Imminent, .the business
public, it is believed, baa awakened to
the menace -which affirmative decisions
will constitute to the stability of the in
. trial vrc-rid. The administration has
♦on£ be«n a-wilct to this menace and has
EBStsbt by the advocacy of the proposed
Ta*»* to ri!t!rate the hardships likely to
result Id so far a? that can b^ done -with
out violation or the spirit of th* Sherman
law. The administration i* Keenly alive
to the fact that serious loss must result
IB the hclSets Of certain securities from
tSrraative tftdslori* in ite causes. It
vronid occasion 30 great surprise to thoes
:r. , ■- T =r if something of -a panic ensued.
POSITION XOT SHAKEN.
That £26* not shake th* position of th«
«4alrj:£rra.licr.. to^€^-sr. It reeirdf the
fcedy industrial at ir a position anala.goue
to tint of a patient suffering from a
♦uieot. An operation may be attended
wltb fTS.v« Illness and ever, <3iirieftr. but
It is necessary to save the life of the pa
ti«ct and r*-*:or# it to permanent health.
The tumor is not of the making of the
nitration but baa been produced
by a iMtMB disregard of the Sherman
me The scut th administration can
fid is- to prepare la advance such re.
stOTatives *» can properly be admin'?
ter^ ror tie resuscitation. of the patient
fdicm-iag- the operation and speedily pro-
T.&tilut cc-ir.ple' r- rec^'^ry It feels that
la proposing the scheme of federal In
-T'rporation it has done that, although
al remains; for Concress to determine if it
■R-ii: make effective th« administration's
Some emphasis Ii placed on the fact
thfct dM business world, or at least that
rsrt d it represented "■;• m Street,
"lives either in a state of unbounded op
timism or of unreasoning pessimism. A
period of such optimism, during which
-her* has been absolute and reckless
disregard for the prohibitions of the law.
e-eems likely to bi followed by a period
of intense i-etsimism. but it is regarded
as -.: least a hopeful sign that men
prociineiit in the business -world are at
Hi awakening to the gravity of the
situation and are displajing intense in
terest in the rrovlsions <:-f the proposed
scheme for federal incorporation.
The administration will not, as has
been to!d in these dispatches, endeavor
Vj drive Congress into doing its duty,
•«r even into c- bBB to Its proposed
scheme the attention it deserves, but
tb<?re is a firm belief in administration
circles that events fan the course of the
next for/ weeks v>-ill gene to impress on
the leaders of Congress the importance
of serieusii' considering the federal in
corporation proposition, and there is
c-"tiic -"tii a disposition to deprecate the as
s*-rtion* cf the leaders of the Senate and
House that the is no likelihood of such
Ifc^isiation at this session of Congress.
A RADICAL MEASURE.
Would Overturn Employers
■svs*hingT.on, Feb. 6- — One of the most
radical pteoac of proposed legislation be
fore the present Congress, ■*-.■: one which
heretofore lias not occupied any great
imomt cf attention. :t. do« receiving .-< rt
rat consideration from the Judiciary Com
mittee of the House, tod 1 hearing «•:. it
has bees ordered fox February 37. to ■which
practically all of the prominent railroad
sen of the country hav^ invited.
It is the bill introduced by Etepresei Uivc
Batata CDeaa.). of Illinois, which would re
. ..i-z ail pen ... -".. -a on occupations
and ':■..: subject the regulative power
02 Congress." incladinj railroads, express
c?topan:e6 and sleeping car companies, t<
pay corDper.satioti on TlxcO basis to injured
irapioycE. The legislation, if enacted, tvouy
overturn The present employers' liability
lav. and. in fact, revolutionize the exist
.s system of indemnity for persona] in-
The bill uefmes tTie amount of eomptnia
t;on to be paid by employers to employes
la eases of Injury or ■■•»•.. basing it 00
the amount of the previous earning power
of tie victim, and provides that it shall be
p»i«s la tht form if ma annuity.
TACKING CO. TO REORGANIZE
Mexican National Will Continue Busi
ness During Receivership.
Mexico City. Feb. S— AS of the safes and
boots of the Mexican National Packing
Cnrrpi-r-- ■•>■" placed tinder co-art «-< '. i?
yesterday and ■vIV. mm Inaccessible until
ft complete inventory of the property of
ths coscem Is raafie. '.'. •■■■■ E*kay, who
ret te;n appointed « receiver for the
company by a Mexican court, and had
previously i>een appointed by « New Jer
-sy . --.-- c-pencd « new set of books :o
€*y ■■-.xii. announced that fht- business of
th* firm would continue uninterrupted.
S. H HetJey. xien. president and general
manager of the packing corporation, said
thlft afternoon that he had received a num
ber d cabte messages irom London saying
ttat representatives of rtrong Interests
there had expressed willingness to support
s plat: for reorganization with all the capi
tai required. He said ihat Ju'm W. T- !-;.:■.
the president :;nd founder of the packing
company, v-as In London and h.-id the un-
Qcallfied backing of large financial booses
.end the eopport of the stockholders and
A reorganization -it' company may be
fcroor.ip'ifr! i*-«i i*li**rt th«s inajoritj of the
ftockiio!d*-n= reside. TiiU will be done, it Is
fHiu, when the recehxr now In charge has
Kubmiit«--d a r^po^t to the court and salis
f.ictory arrangements have l.f-en made with
Getting Good Salesmen
3ZO Xastau Street. New York.
Vft- Xttg to Inform you that a* tfce result
jj tb* rsctsi cd'-erti£em«rt ln*ert«S In
"O2T West Coloicn m* have siice**dt-4 In
ancu~trr Wtra.l very e*«p*t«aj »a!ts ._
V?* s:oet h:f'..', »poreci»t< the character
C* f9m r«p« r £!-.<! the efivantaes obtained
.C c "._ ■- «*cajr;tr a.ru.-?;j r t troto a much
'-"ire*- t T>« c; — *"■ tits J= «*:-' •»« tn*.
"try truly yOßjnj
r>nT2l> FSAT.TT CO.
rovrr* r . sTili-ep pm
SERIOUS DOUBT OF
A Great Audience in Paris
Disappointed by the Last
E- Cable to The Tribune]
Paris. Feb. 7.— The curtain fell at 1:10
o'clock this morning at the end of the
fourth act of the dress rehearsal of
• -Charterer- on a disappointed audience
at the Porte St. Martin Theatre. The
public at the beginning of the first act
was critically inclined, but was forthwith
conquered by the admirable scenes and
the Shakespearian verses which flashed
forth in the first act. in the barnyard,
ar.d also in the night-owl scenes of the
second act The third act. with its-ri
diculous cockfight scene, was grotesque,
and the fourth, with its night spectacles,
was almost a nightmare of scenes which
floated between the sublime and the in
To sum up. the first two act* and prol
ogue fully realized expectations, but the
last two acts shipwrecked the success
"Chantecler" is mounted exquisitely, and.
above all is played with consummate
skill. The house was crowded.
C I. B.
By ttaa Associated Fres*.] •
Pane. Feb. The dress rehearsal of
Edmon.d Rostand's "Chantecler," at the
Porte St. Martin Theatre, to-night, in
the presence of a remarkable audience,
comprising the leaders of the literary,
artistic and dramatic world of Paris, as
well* as other European capitals, was an
artistic success of the ftps* magnitude,
the- exquisite verse being up to the finest
traditions cf Rostand's poetic genius.
The brilliancy of the first act. which
was preceded by a charming prologue,
delivered" by Jean Coquelln. preparing
the audience for the atmosphere of the
piece, fairly set the theatre mad with
enthusiasm. But the second and third
acts, which were somewhat tedious,
were less favorably received.
In the last act, however, enthusiasm
was revived to the boiling, point. There
were five calls after the curtain fell, but
M. Ro*tan<s himself did net appear. M.
Guitry. who took the part of Chantecler.
stepped before the curtain and simply
expressed his thank?.
Th- piece was wonderfully staged, and
the plot was thrilling. Guitry, Mine.
Shnomie Le Bargy, the Hen-pheasant;
Gililpaux. the Blackbird, and Ccquelin,
the Dog. carried off the honors. The
secret of the many delays incident to
the presentation of the play is now ex
plained by the changes made at the end
of the play. The Hen-pheasant, after
vainly trying to induce Chantecler,
-vhom she has enticed to the forest, to
prolong the night thirty-six hours dur
ing their nuptials, betrays him, and he
returns to the barnyard to his faithful
The critics generally consider that the
brilliancy of the verse surpasses even
"Cyrano," If that Is possible, but the ar
tistic note, struck bo high that they doubt
whether the play -trill be a popular suc
cess after curiosity has worn off. It is
rumored that Rostand himself will play
the part of Chantecler at the benefit to
bo given for the flood sufferers.
Rostand's ••Chantecler" i? probably the
most singular production ever presented on
iv it t-taae. No human character appears in
the cast. The dramatis person as are Cowls
birds and animals, and as they are necas
saril;- as large as the men and women who
enact the parts, everything which appears
upon the stage is on a corresponding scale.
Chantccler, the hero -iM Guitryi. is filled
with illusions about his place -in the world.
He Imagines he is Master of the Sun; that
the in rises st the end of night because
Cbsnteeler has awakened and crowed. The
play dispels this illusion in the heart of
The first act opens with the sun rising- on
■ barnyard. A mountainous manure pile Is
on one side of the ttage. A fenct, which
Beem£ immense because it is in proportion,
separates the yard from a road, beyond
which is a forest background. To til-:
right a wooden shoe, forgotten by the farm
er's wife, is of the size it would appear to
the chicken, and near by a chair completes
the seal-: Illusion, Its less which alone are
seen, being eight yards high. In the centre
of the stage, with his companions of the
barnyard grouped around him, Chantecler
hails the sun, -whose ;irst rays gild the
scene, in a hymn full of the poet's lyric
magnificence On the manure pile perches
the Blackbird (M. Gallipaux). jealous of
the cock, and breaking into hi& noble sentl*
menit v ith jibes and^yimr after the man
ner of Cyrano. The Dog (Jean Coquelin)
is the droll lneraiizer of the piece. Chante
cler falls in love -it.: a beautiful Hen
Pheasant (Simonne Le K•rg^■'j. ■■ho la
wooed by the Game Cook.
The second act is the scenic gem of the
pice*?, showing the upper branches of a
blasted pin;- in the heart Of a forest, the
human-sized birds perched in the branches.
The Owl calls the roll of the Birds of the
Xight. each as» his name it- called answer
ing and opening two luminous eyes, which
shine in the Bemi-obscurity*of the stage
green, yellow or blood % red. These birds
declaim '.'The Hymn of the Night," and
afterward conspire together to rid them
selves of their arch-enemy, Cnantlcler.
"With him gone, they believe the fanlight.
«rill be forever quenched and they will be
masters forevennore. —
In the third act Cha.nticl-r learns of the
conspiracy of the Night Bird*, and fights a
duel -it., his false friend, the Gamecock,
killing him despite Ills steel gaffs and re
doubtable skill. This is the beginning of
the end of Chanticler. The treachery of
rAt friend poisons his optimism. The Hen
pheasant, the prize of the combat, offers
the- consolation of her love in a iin* out
burst, and t!K-n draws his head under her
v.ing and bids him sleep.
When th fourth and last act opens
Chanticler. Tvoo*d by love, has slept so
lone that the sun baa risen without him.
"And I have Dot crowed."" he cries.
The drca.ni oi his life, all his belief hi
his wondrous power, crumbles. So be was
not the ruler of the sun All the tender
nessof the lien Pheasant cannot bring back
the lost Illusion. His bens do not know it.
The birdc- of the night still believe in him.
He has his followers and hi? enemies as
before. The sun still ■ m when be. Chan
tecler. crows. If th» Dog doubts, he Is pi
lent. But thf iron that has entered his
soul i? the aeaxb of the glorious Cbantecler.
BiOCtand, in an interview, explains the
history of his conception of Chantecler.
•'In l^Ji." said he, "while taking a walk
in the outskirts of Cambo, I was passing; *
humble farm, when I suddenly stopped be
fore- the barnyard. It was Just an ordinary
barnyard, containing the usual pige-on loft,
wive netting*, manure pile, and, within, the
animate, hens, duekt, guinea Cowl, geese.
turkey* ■ cat asleep, a dos wandering
about: in brkf. a very ooiamoa spectacle.
"I watched with intcre-st. when suddenly
in stalked the cock. He entered proudly,
boldly, like a rule* with iTtsisin hi his *y<s
and * eartal rhrthmic moVojnaal of the
XEVT-YORK DAILY TRIBUXE. MONDAY. FEBRUARY 7. 1910
r/f £ 2) A y Iff WASHIJVG TOfl
[~rom The Tribune Bureau.]
Washington. Feb. 6. —The determination
which prevails in some quarters to misrep
resent the Tacts connected with the Bal
lineer-Pinchot investigation is strikingly il
lustrated by pome of the reports •which have
rone out regarding the recent letter of the
Secretary of the Interior, in which he
called the attention of the committee to the
Inadvisabtllty of making public the full text
of some of the papers called for by L. R.
Gla-ris. Secretary Ballinger wrote the
chairman of the committee calling his at
tention to th* fact that some of the papers
called for contained information the publi
cation of which might jeopardize the gov
ernment's cases against the Cunningham
and other Alaska coal claims, and tug
gested that the. papers be submitted to the
attorneys for Messrs. Glavis and Pirichot
and his own attorney, that all might have
full knowledge of their contents, but that
they might mutually agree on the tempo
rary elimination from the record of those
parts which, would aid the opponents of the
government. This wag done, to the appar
ently entire satisfaction of all the attor
neys, and there has been sent out from
TYaxhington. reports which contain a broad
intimation that, actuated by fear or by im
proper motives. Mr. Ballinger sought to
suppress a portion of the documents sub
mitted. It is obvious that had Mr. Ballinger
failed to take the precaution to warn the
committee reports emanating from the
same sources would have represented him
af seizing 'an opportunity to convey to the
Cunninghams and other claimants knowl
edge which they could use to the Injury of
the government, while people who think
will probably realize that had Mr. Ballinger
had anything to suppress he would hardly
have sent the papers to the committee be
fore making the attempt.
Senator Aldrich's, proposition for a com
mittee on the government's business meth
ods Is strikingly suggestive of the late la
mented Keep commission, which conducted
an extensive Investigation of the business
methods of i.ie federal departments, al
though it is probable that the committee
proposed by the Senator from Rhode Island
trill enjoy better success in securing the
adoption of its recommendations than did
the purely executive body created in the
last administration. That there are abun
dant opportunities for the effective reorgani
zation of the methods of the executive de
partments is known to every one familiar
with them. The salary rolls of the depart
ments were created at a time when the
spoils system had not yet been replaced by
CM! Service reform, and Congress -was
actuated quite as much by a desire to make
as many places, each paying a reasonably
large salary, as by a wish to secure ef
fective and economical performance of the
■work of the government. To that desire
Is due the number of places filled by "mes
sengers," grown men who perform the same
services as office boys in the ordinary busi
ness house, who draw salaries ranging from
?S0 to 5100 a month, and who are generally
totally unfit for promotion. These are the
extreme cases, bat there are numerous in
stances or overpaid clerks doing- inconse
quential work, and a considerable number
of underpaid superiors doing highly impor
tant work. A readjustment of salaries on
a business basis would doubtless make
greatly for economy.
It is the and hope of the President
that the proposed committee will devise a
practicable system of civil service pensions,
preferably by some method of assessment
whereby the employes will themselves bea:
the burden of the expense, but which will
enable the heads of departments to retire
superannuated employes without inflicting
hardships which most member? of the Cab
inet positively refuse to inflict. A promi
nent member of the Cabinet declared re
cently that he could increase the efficiency
of his department at least a third if he
head which produced the irresistible Im
pression of a hero. He advanced like a
buccaneer, like a man in quest of advent
ure, a king among his subjects. In a flash
I taw in this spectacle a play. I returned
to the barnyard many times, and rapidly .
the framework of the play was constructed
in my mind." ' . ,
M. Rostand was recently quoted as £01
lows regarding the application of his alle
gory to human life:
"It is," he says, "a drama of human ef
fort grappling with life-. Chantecler is
man, confident in his work and refusing to
let anything prevent him from accomplish
bis; it." Chantecler meets the hen pheasant,
which is the love of the modern vroman
emancipated and independent, domineering
and jealous of man's work-who seeks to
enslave man in her entire affections, who
submits only when -lie is dominated and
tamed and perhaps cherishing a secret
hoj>e of revenge.
" -The dog is the philosopher, the good
fellow ready to serve.
"The blackbird Is very Parisian, a quiz
zer of frogs, a chatterer.
••The guinea hen Is the incarnation of
middle class snobbery.
-The night birds typify the hatred of all
light. . .
"I have put the best of my brains into
STRIKERS 'STAY OUT.
Steel Workers Refuse Over
tures of Bethlehem Company.
Bethlehem. Perm.. Feb. 6 .—By a unani
mous vote the strikers at the Bethlehem
Steel Works, to-day decided not to accept
the overtures of the steel company, which
reserved the right of the company "to em
ploy such men as it may choose. The
men later organised a local branch of the
International Association of Machinists.
Before this vote was taken the strikers
received an overture from General Super
intendent Anderson of the machine shop
and foundry granting the men the privi
lege of returning to work to-morrow
morning and stating that no extra work
v Quid be required of them hereafter ur.-
Res they desired to work overtime, and
that their refusal to perform extra duty (
would not be held against thorn. These
conditions were quite satisfactory, but the
strikers desired President Schwab's ap- i
In the absence of Mr. Schwa* Super
tendent Buck conferred with the strikers' j
committee and told the men that the com- j
pany reserved the right to employ who
ever it taw tit He further said that the
men had lost their chance of returning to
work In a. body because of the mass meet
ing they held yesterday afternoon, when
the . ,\ps were shut down on account of
th« Saturday half-holiday. The strikers j
will make a determined effort to extend
the strike into all the departments where '
machinists arc employed. ,
P. J. Conlon, of Washington, vice-presi
dent of the International Association of
Machinists, advised tiie strikers and initi
ated t'.!" tr - who Joined tbe union.
MAY AFFECT THOUSANDS.
Washington. Feb. — Attorneys on both
sides of the controversy are preparing for
the final determination by the Supreme
Court of the United States of the long
mooted question as to whether the rights
to desert land entries may be transferred
before reclamation has been made. A case
Involving that point has been set for argu
ment before- the court on February 21. At
the same time the court is to hear argu
ments as to Whether it 1* a crime' against
the United States to graze sheep in a forest
leservatien without permission of tne gov
It is said that thousands of persons who
have procured their land by transfer, under
On desert land act of tttl, will be af
fected by the decision. This is regarded as
true particularly of the Imperial '.'allay*
could g^t rid of the venerable employes.
who unconsciously but inevitably set tM
pace for his entire force, but he asserted
Tvlth vehemence that, while he was --TvHling
to abandon a private business which had
yielded him an income of 190,006 a year to
serve the people for $12,«xk>. and to incur
double the expense of living at the same
time, he positively refused to be "the of
ficial headsman" for the government., and
that if the President were to Insist on his
performing such uncongenial service he
would promptly and cheerfully hand in his
T'-.e Department of Agriculture Is making
an earnest effort to correct the misinfor
mation which is beine promulgated, on the
alleged authority of the Bureau of For
estr - regarding the profits to be made
from' eucalyptus trees. Certain statements
mad" in the Bureau of Forestry publica
tions arc beinc greatly cx 3 ggerated, witb
tbe apparent purpose of promoting the sale
of vouns eucalyptus trees, and Secretary
Wilson declares that he does not purpose
to permit his name to be used for the pur
pose of victimizing the public. The flepart
nKftt believes there Is promise of consider
able success In the cultivation of eucalyp
tus trees In California, but in its public*
tlon« It has taken occasion to emphasize
the uncertainty «-hich ©very investor should
take into account.
The earnest desire of the military au
thorities to promote the efficiency of the
militia is demonstrated by the latest a -"
vice for the education of militia, officers. A
scheme of instruction has been devise* ..or
the officers of the volunteer cavalry, flew
artillery, engineer and signal corps, con
sisting of a course of thirty days, divide.!
into three terms, to be given at. Forts
Leaven-worth and Biley. Officers will be
quartered in camps, and will, it is ex
pected, be paid for their time out of the
funds paid to the states for the militia
purposes. Each ten-day period v/ill deal
with a particular subject, so that those
unable to devote more than that rime to
the course will profit from even a single
term- All the courses of instruction are
to terminate not later than June 30, as
they are designed to be preliminary to the
season of joint manoeuvres. The necessary
cooks and camp attendants will be pro
vided from the regular enlisted force. The
War Department extends a cordial invita
tion to all militia officers of the corps des
ignated to avail th-mselves of this oppor
Some amusement has been created by a j
recent order of the Firfct Assistant Post- |
master General instructing postmasters, in !
selling stamps, to hand them out "in such '
manner that the gummed surface will not
come in contact with, the bate of the
stamp window." It.i? assuni^d. that some
fastidious persons have complained of the i
dust thus accumulated -by; - the gummed j
surfaces, and that Assistant Postmaster
General Granfield is of the opinion that the ]
necessity of partaking of a portion, of the I
government mucilage constitutes quite j
enough of a hardship without adding to
the delicacy a portion of the "bloom of.
age" which too often decorates the stamp
windows of the country postofflces
Representative Sulzer is making a de
termined effort to procure for Major Gen
eral Sickles, the last surviving corps
commander of the Civil Wai and the lead
er at Gettysbury of "Sickles's Brigade,"
the signal honor of being made a lieuten
ant general. General Sickles is almost
ninety- three years old, and has been on
the retired list for many years, but Mr.
Sulzer believe* that a grateful country
could not do itself greater credit than by
conferring this honor on the Civil War
veteran in his declining years.
G. G. H.
DISASTERS AT SEA.
Four Ocean Going Vessels
Abandoned in Atlantic.
Baltimore, Feb. 6.— dispatch .- to the
Maritime Exchange from the observer at
Cape Henry reports the schooner Carrie A.
Norton, Captain Brown, from Jacksonville
for New York, ashore near False Cape.
The dispatch adds that part of the crew
are being taken off by life savers, that the
cargo of lumber Is being jettisoned and that
the tug Dauntless is endeavoring to pull
the schooner into deep water. • ..
Washington, Feb. 6.— A vessel on fire and
abandoned at sea was reported to-day by
wire-less telegraph to the naval hydro
graphic office. The wireless message came
from a merchant vessel whose call signal is
"V. Z.,'' but the name of which could not
The message, in effect, was that the mer
chantman had parsed a green schooner
with black board and -white Stern, with
yellow strip-.-, on fire at sea. in latitude
32.25 north, longitude 73.40 west. Her name.
In black letters, appeared to be George P.
Phillips, Delaware. Her boats were gone
and nobody was aboard. A high sea was
running at the time. The telegram was
Ii appears probable that the burned
schooner was the George 1. Phillips, of
Sea.ford, Del., which sailed from Baltimore
on January 23 for .Wilmington, X. C, in
command of Captain Gaskins. She carried
a crew of four. The vessel was built at
Bethel, Del., in 1901. was of 270 gross ton
nage. 130.2 feet long and 2?.0 feet beam. So
far as reported the crew hag not been
picked up or landed at any port.
Boston, Feb. 6.— The crew of the German
bark H. C. Dreyer. which was abandoned
in a leaking condition on January 27, was
landed here to-day by the Dutch steamer
Barendecht. from Calcutta and Colombo,
which rescued them from their rapidly
sinking craft in mid ocean. The Dreycr
was bound from Rio de Janeiro for Liver
pool with a cargo of fertilizer.
Philadelphia, Feb. 6.— board the Ital
ian steamship Agnello Ciampa. which
passed in the Delaware Capes 10-day bound
to this port from Garrucha, are Captain
McLean and the crew of seven men of the
three masted schooner Sadie C. Summer,
which was abandoned at sea last night
in a waterlogged and dismantled condition.
Lumber laden, the schooner sailed from
Appalachicola on January 7 ror Boston. At
Hatteras she encountered a severe gale
and sprang a-leak. For three days ani
nights the crew worked at the pumps un
til about 10 o'clock last night, when they
sighted the lights of the Agnello Ciampa.
and rockets were sent up. The Ciampa
steamed over near the waterlogged craft,
and i hough a heavy sea was running was
successful in rescuing' the worn out crew.
GERMAN STEAMER DISABLED.
Columbia Reports by Wireless Passing
the Varzin in Tow of the Fricka.
The Anchor Line steamship Columbia, I
from Glasgow for New York, reported by
wireless yesterday that at 9 o'clock in the
morning she passed the German steamer
Varxin in tow of the Gorman steamer
Fricka, both bound for Boston. The Var
sin signalled that she bad broken her tali
The Varain left Durban on January ■}
for Huston and New York, tihe is of 4.4.5
tons gross, nearly twice the size of the
ship towing 1 her, which registers '.'.»>; d tons
prross. The Fricka left New York for
l-'a;. a! on January S.
B'NAI BRITH ELECTION.
Albany. Feb. ts.— District Grand Lodge 1, ,
Independent Order of B'nai B'rith. in an- !
nual conventlou here, to-day elected these
officers: President, Harry Cutler. Provi- :
dence; nrti vice-president. Joseph 11. Ull- |
man, New Haven: second vice-president, j
the Rev. Dr. Joseph Silvennan, >'■ "■ York; |
treasurer. Sol Sulzbtjrse!'- New York, and j
secretary, Samuel Berliner. New York. The
convention neit ; car be beW In New
Ha- • 1
fEAR SUBSIDY LOST
BOW VOTE MA T STAND
Majority of 26 Against Meas
[From The Tribune Bureau.}
Washington, Feb. I— With a Republican
I majority of nfty-flvo in the House last
March, the postal mail subvention bill was
defeated by three votes. This year, In the
opinion of many unprejudiced representa
tive;, the Humphreys ship subsidy
measure will suffer the same fate, but
by a larger margin. No legislation was
more strongly desired than the subvention
bill, and no measure of the Sixtieth Con
gress had greater pressure behind it. Its
active Supporters Included President Roose
velt. Frank H. Hitchcock and the leaders
in the Senate and House. James E. Wat
eon the most capable whip the Republi
cans have had. for years, let no chance
escape him. Members who would not vote
for the measure were persuaded to remain
away from the House, yet v hen the votes
were counted they shoved a bare defeat.
The bill last year provided only for mail
subvention. This gained . it several^ votes.
This year's measure is an out and out
subsidy, reported by the Committee on
Merchant Marine and Fisheries with ab
solute candor. But the m*tnod by which
it was reported has already lost It one vote,
that of Representative Swasey. of Main*,
who voted for last year's bill, but who
has announced that he will not support
'the Humphreys measure. He joins in the
chorus of criticism which fell to th© ma
jority on the committee because they in
sisted on a vote last Thursday, when the
minority asked longer time for hearings.
SAY BILL WAS RAILROADED.
Besides Representative Swaaoy. there axe
three other Representatives who have in
formed the Tribune correspondent that
they will not support this year's bill, chief
ly because it was "railroaded" by the com
mittee, but. secondarily, because it is
frankly a ship subsidy measure. The House
leaders have already taksn cognizance of
tMe. Reeling and are discussing a different
method of bringing a ship subsidy . measure
up for consideration. They are consider
ing the desirability of calling on the Com
mittee on Postofficcs and Post Roads to
draft a measure similar to that defeated
at the last session. This committee Is
favorable to each ■ legislation and would
undoubtedly report it. Action of this char
acter would eliminate in great measure
the opposition of those who decry "rail
roading," and it could also be supported as
merely a mail subvention.
On last year's roUcall thirty Republicans
voted or were paired against the measure.
Nine Republicans did not vote and had
"dead pairs" with Democrats. Of these
nine, however, four were cpp4ae<s to the
measure, while all •of the absent Demo
crats, with the possible exception of Rep
resentative Broussard. of Louisiana, would
also have voted against it. Of the thirty-
Republicans who voted against the meas
ure twenty-six are still in the House. Rep
resentative Boyd, of Nebraska, has been
succeeded by a Democrat, who will vote
against the measure. Senator Burton's suc
cessor is his former secretary, who has
been imbued with Mr. Burton's opposition.
Representative Cook, of Colorado, gave way
to a Democrat who opposes subsidy, while
Representative Jenkins, of Wisconsin, has
given way to one of the bitterest oppo
nents of the measure, Representative Len
root. On last year's vote tour Democrats
joined the Republicans. They were Bart
lett, of Nevada; Hobson, of Alabama;
Estopinal, of Louisiana, and Sherwood, •■>*
Ohio. These four are still in Congress,
and will probably repeat their votes.
DEMOCRATS GAIN SEVEN VOTES.
If the new members were not taken Into
account- it rr.igh-t- be figured that the advo
cates of ship subsidy would have a vic
tory by one vote. In considering the new
members, it must be taken into considera
tion that -the Democrats have made a net
sain of seven since the last vots was takan.
This, when subtracted from the Republican
strength and added to the Democratic col
umn, makes a difference "of fourteen, and,
barring desertions and sickness, would
make the vote stand I*9 against and loS
But other votes must be transferred to
the opposition column in order to arri'.-e
at an accurate estimate. Representative
Bedo. of Minnesota, voted for the measure,
while his successor. Representative Miller,,
is opposed to it : Representative Bon ynge,
of Colorado, gave way to a Democrat. Con
ner, of lowa, was defeated by an insurgent.
Woods, who will vote against the bill.
Cousins gave place to Good. Ellis, of Mis
souri, lost to a Democrat, and four Repub
lican members of the Indiana delegation
met the same fate, as did Haggott, of Colo
rado; Harding and Lanlng, of Ohio; ilc-
Gavin, of Illinois: Hepburn, of lowa, and
Pollard, of Nebraska. A transfer of these
fifteen votes -would make the result 204 to
14C. which, shows in a measure the advan
tage which the opposition has gained over
the last Congress, on paper. Four votes,
however, where Democrats gave way to
Republicans, change the result somewhat.
These are the three from North Carolina
and one from' Rhode Island. Taking .he*,©
into. account, the vote would be: Noes, 200;
These figures present the calculations
based entirely on past performances. The
persuasive powers of the advocates of the
bill have not entered the equation, but nev
ertheless the figures show that the oppo
nents of ship subsidy have excellent reasons
for predicting its defeat.
NATIONAL MILK ORGANIZATION.
Producers Called to Chicago Meeting
for Defence Against "Trust."
[By Telegraph to The Tribune.]
Chicago. Feb. 6.— More than twelve hun
dred milk producers are expected to attend
a meeting hero to-morrow to form a. na
tional organization tor protection against
the retailers. Representatives from at least
ten of the .eading milk consuming centres
of the Middle West will attend. '
i FIBEST BOTTLED ALE 1
IN THE WORLD
EMPTY WHITE lABfcL BOTTLES REDEEMED
Pints at :.> a do;, Splits at ISb ■ dag
THOMAS McMULLEN & CO
3th Avenue A I,'nd Street. N. \-.**
Helta's Bird ore
25 west 23 d st.
*e«r sth At«. o-sd Madison 3*.
Canaries Mate Now
VATKAS S ACTION.
Speech Before Methodists Pre
vents His Reception.
Scan Sthodift Church, indents
of the kind are not intrequent. aad «
tremo care ha, to be "**"* ** *° d 7d 7
on whom the arrangement of the ■ «£.
ences falls in order to avoid offending
By a tactful arrangement Mr. Fair
banks's audience with Kir.s Victor Em
manuel was &ced for Saturday and
that wit* the Pope for Monday and
when everything seemed satisfacto
rily- planned the Vatican suddenly an
nounced that it would be. impossible for
his holiness to receive the former Ice-
President if he carried out his an
nounced intention to speak In the Amer
ican Methodist Church here, because
the Methodists had been active in
proselytizing among the Catholics.
Negotiations were immediately begun
with a view to avoiding: any unpleas
antness and a situation which mi?ht
give rise to misconceptions, and in these
negotiations. prominent Vatican officials
exerted every influence to remove the
difficulties -which ha 4 M unexpectedly
presented themselves. Mr. Fairbanks,
however, finally said that although he
was animated by a strong desire to pay
his respects to the head of the Catholic
Church, whose followers had played
such an important part as good Ameri
can citizens, he could not withdraw from
his promise to deliver an address before
the American Methodist Church.
Monsignor Kennedy, rector of the
American College, gave a dinner at noon
in honor of Mr. Fairbanks. The hall
"was' decorated with American flags.
One hundred and forty-four American
student*, the largest body of Americans
which has attended the institution,
were among those present.
Monsignor Kennedy gave a toast to
the former Vice-President, expressing
High appreciation of the honor conferred
on th* college, and said that Mr. Fair
banks was not among strangers, but in
an American house, among men proud
to be American and anxious to return
home to labor for the good of their fel
Mr. Fairbanks, in rising, gave a toast
to the Christian Church, making no dis
tinction of denomination. He said that
the Catholic Church had accomplished
great things tor God and humanity,
while past prejudices against Catholics
had entirely disappeared, for they were
ever at the front when the integrity of
the country needed to be defended or Its
dignity to be upheld.
At the American Methodist Church
Mr. Fairbanks'* address acquired ex
ceptional importance because of the Li-
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Greater New York.
Full Weights % ea Full Measures
.. Adams Building — Baser.: t.
We reserve the right to limit quantities
cured by the
ing Co., aver
age weight S to
12 lbs-. 1- r
perlb. 10 W
g r a nulated
sugar. IS lb.
• Miscellaneous •
■ Nut Meat — Pecan Nut Meat, per
. 5b * 68c
I Walnut Meat— Shelled Walnuts, per
! Almonds — Shelled Valencia Almond?.
per lb 38c
| Prunes— Finest Oregon Prune?, 40-30
I size. 5 lbs 43c,
] Cherries — Cherries in Maraschino,
large bottles. 71c; medium bottles,
: 41c; small bottles 21c
i Raisins — Thompson's Del Monte
! Brand seedless Raisins, S packages
i Syrup — Old Homestead Brand Ver
mont Syrup, gallon, $1: % gallon.
55c: J i gallon 35 C
| Lobsters Glacier Brand fresh packed
j Lobster, in tall cans, each 19c
i Cherries — Golden Gate Brand Cali
i fornia White Cherries. No. 3 size
i cans, per dozen. $3.25: per can. . 2Sc
! Peaches — Golden Gate Brand Califor
nia Lemon ding Peaches. No. C siw
cans, dozen. $3.25; per can 28c
- Salad Oil — Providence Brand Salad
; Oil, from pressed cottonseed: J.-gal
!en cans, $4.25; 1 gallon. 95c; X
: Salmon — Coleman Flacr Brand, rich
red Alaska Salmon, per dozen,
$1.75; per can 15
I Sardines — Brand Imported
boneless Sardines, packed in olive
j oil: per dozen, $2.90; per can.. 25c
I String Beans -C on c i a -v Brand
stringlesa Beans, So - j ana ;-" % r
i dozen, $1.45 ; per can 13c
; Figs — Fancy Turkish Layer 1 \gt per
j A lb '■'.. 12c
I Asparagus Bear Brand, large white
stalks. X.> vl^v l^ cans: per dozen.
$2.65; per can 23e
Pretzels— Hand made Pretzels, pet
J1!J 1 ! 10c
, molasses — Woman's Club Brand
New Orleans. No. 10 cans. 63c; No,
5 oasis, 33c: X" Z\'t cans 17 C
I Mushrooms— Fancy Dried Mush
'■ rooms, per Ib . 70c
Cocoa, Vi ib.
erel. No. ! stse
fish. 10 IK kits.
95c; 3 55c
We Give and Redeem Suictv Stamps
StiS ONEnx-AiKMS <§ £*M
of New York
Capita! I Surplus 31,8011,1191
cident with the Vatican, and It is bok»j
upon as his final answer to the coadl.
tions imposed on him regarding his i .
dlence with the Pope. In the course cf
this address he said:
"It is impossible to emphasize ton
strong!:- the good work the Chrlstjaa
Church is doing in all laud* and acwsj
all nationalities. It is gratifying •r^
the American churches established ia, a3
countries are asserting a wider iaflneao*
to-day than ever In their history.
"The agitation going on in the politi
cal, social 'and economic worlds '.3 fa»
to Christianity breaking do-ara tSu
ca«tes and prejudices and lifting nuta
kind to a higher plane. The d-rnocrat*
Idea wfcicli is taking root in aotiaeal
institutions is due to tr» earpaiviiuf fcj.
Cuenc-2 of Christianity
"All Christian churches are **o|gfcj of
support. They, above all, should be to
spired by a generous, tolerant «pt;jt
toward each other. Nothing i 3 Korean,
seemly than the narrow jealousies wfcfci
they occasionally manifest toward «•«•
ether. There la room for ill. Z%u»
the narrow denominational *rar» Si
red your energies toward the cooomb
enemy. Let the Catholics and ti«
Protestants of all denomination* vj»
with each other in carrying forward ti»
work of th« Master, which is worthy of
the best in them all."
Although, owing to wans of tfeaai Jin.
Fairbanks has not been presented to ;hj
Queen, an exception tas been made fa
her favor through the special desire c!
the sovereigns to show courtesy. ar.d the
has been invited, together with, b*s hot*
band, to ice court ball to-rr.orro'w *-«.
TO PUT TRAMPS TO WORK.
Prison Association Secretary Tali* ca.
Proposed Farm Colony-
Orlando F. Lewis, secratary ■? tfioMlp
Association and Mag ccrm-ctad •xiti t£*
Charity Organization Society, ssoks e= Ca
subject of "Minor Crimir-als and Vaasjssj
at last night's service In the yaffTjaJlsj|
Congregational Church. It was purposed.
he said, to establish 3 large farm colony.*
which tramps and vagrants night hi 'ienx.
and where they might fes forced to work
•ad to reform. Or: the other hand, Unre
i* a proposal to establish a. rsioriaaioir
somewhat after the model at Elmira. whan
boys of from sixteen to t^nrr^-ozs tza?
be sent and taught -i trade - £arid wo^L
The bills to establish both thess fcstits
tions. which will probably cwst n.<Xfl,«ij
each before they are finished. will fie pre
sented next w«tl M Albany. Mr. Le^rS
said, and are supported by all tie chana-
Ml and philanthropic societies in the city
which have be-*n working on this problem.
con, smoked &
cured by Ar
Co., in strips
averag-in? A to
3 lbs.. 18c
this is good
value, ■•- tie
price, ; lbs.
for TC-c. per
Lentils — German Lentils, . Iba.
Lima Beans — Pocomoke Brand. No.
3 car.:, small, tender quality: P- r
Potato Chips— Fresh bakad Petaia
Chip* . per package . . I*3 j
Oil — Wesson's Cool ; Oil. fcr frjtag
etc. : per can -"*
Salt — The Shaker Brand non-eakinS
Table Salt: 3 packages for — *8c
CoflFoo— O. K. Blend, an eaccsSatf
. drinking coffee; 4 lbs-, for s': PP r
It) - ,•■
Tea — Fancy Formosa Oolon*. Ceri° a
Young Hyson,' English Ereak&at;
basket or r>an-flred Japan.iGo3r,
powder or 31txed; re^uiar!:-' 70c p«"
lb., this sail •*
Baking Powder — The Surety Bras*
Pure cream of tartar Easing To^f
der, i-lb. cans. $1.35: 1-Itfc c*%.
2?c; '-- D) cans 15c
SoaD — The Floral Borax; :r cakes
Soap — Quiffs v* 00l Brand Soap: 2
cakes for . . •,<*..•;
Soap — El"a-ood Brar.d; czts °-;'
cakes. $2.55: each W
Candles — Household adaaianusa
Candles, in package* of 12 -- ' -''- ***?
or - Ion? ones per .•-..."
Polish — Mar.; ' Brass Foils!:: ?*•
Blue— The OX( Adams ul:raxir» s
Fall Blue: 1-lb. packs 19c; V
lb.. 1OC: Hlb : - °*
Ammonia — O" Neil!- Ada rr.s Br»-
>•'■••-• !•• Ammonia: Quart. 13c: P»r£
Soap Chips — CO-Mule-Teaei For^
Co.'s chips: ror pa<-Kfig?.- •*.
Handle Wax. tt-e ir.vst **2?
enient : per dozen •' «
Stove Polish— X-H Brand PO*gg£
Stove Polish: riekagcs for. • • • -^
Gold Dust — Fairbanks' GoM D^'
Washing Fcrardcr; per pa.-Kage. Z.
Lye— Babbitt's concentrated w*> 'it
Bon Arni^The popular soap P oS *«l
The Or.arS 3
Cora No I
ziz-s cans. P-*
per can. 'T'
Co.* a Mif te«i
peas. Xo. 2s!sc
can. per dozen
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