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j| at City «f X«"w Torlc. i i Jrr«rr City Mid ; ; H<vhokr« V° 1 ' 1A1X....N 0 23,098. TRUST DECISIONS CAUSE ANXIETY TAFT AXD ALDRICH (OXFER ON THEM. Supreme Court's Action Will Have Momentous Financial and Political Results. Washington, Feb. 10.-A conference tv^eh was held at the White House last Dirfrt between President Taft and Sen ator Mdrich was only the forerunner of DthcrsTin th* near future, the outcome •■f which probably will be the early issue through some appropriate channel of a natement dealing with a situation which te wideh discussed here privately, yet uhjrh apparently nobody thus far has deemed it prudent to make the subject Of public utterance. That situation relates to the p^ss'.Pie corseqticnces. financial, industrial and poliUcaU hanging on the decisions of the [./ „ cow, of the United States in th" b«<Sm g cases of The American To- Lacco Company and the Standard Oil Company The former has been argued Bnd te now in the hands of the court; the latter has been advanced and set for tnuHnent on March 14 The immediate subject of last nights ronfrrencf between the President and Mr Mdricn was the perfection of the administration's proposed amendments lo th? interstate commerce aw, but the tfTecTs of the Supreme Court's decisions In the tobacco and Standard Oil cases vere discussed to some extent, and will fie Cher discussed after Senator Al- Jrk-h returns on Monday fron« New Yc-k. whither he went this afternoon. PRESIDENTS SPEECH HERE. Mean-while, the President speak !r N - ew York on Saturday evening on the subject, it iE said, of "party pledges End how they should be kept"' Ke is not ronceallng his intention to make th« de rlsiocs of the Supreme Court the guide rf the government's further action in re rxrfl to corporations charged with vio lations! of the Sherman ia-^. He makes t plain to ali inquirers That he has not thanged his view of tv hat in his message to Congress he described as his duty and I is purpose to investigate the conduct of «■! trasts. and will not be swerved there rroJn by n, or flurrie? or other man ifestations in "Wail Street. The pen°ral impression here i= that the proposed federal incorporation law ni> not be passed at the present ?es- Eion of Congress: all the talk is unfa vorable to its substantial progress, and Mr. Taft recently disclaimed any in tention of attempting to force its pas *ag-. But. ev~n if it *^r* enacted In Its j.resent lorm. It offere, in the opm n both of astute members of Congress i.nd of representative corporation men. no material relief for the conditions v -"•?■ dc-j>end on the decision in the tutJ-trust cases. The bill provides, in Ell but so many words, that it shall not be construed to create a shelter or im munity for any corporation which has violated the Sherman law. Nobody here fhar-P what appears to have been the popular Impression— that the proposed federal incorporation act would afford relief to corporation?, directly or mdi rcctJy. threatened under a possible ad verse decision of the court of last re i<,rt. SENATOR ALDRK.'H'S VIEW. X-.r If other legislation contemplated ■which night be expected to relieve the v-r.Eion. Senator Aldrich said to-day, before his departure for New York: "lean conceive of no legislation within The potMT of Congress which can meet this situation; either in anticipation to lire Supreme Court's decision or subse- SU*nt t-.i it. " Xnle^s, perhaps, th p repeal of the Eherman lawTT the questioner suggested. The Senator smiled grimly. It was BrHei that he regarded that mm outside Tb^ <2 n rn':in of possibility. Af for the scop" of the anti-trust cases Vtf:>r<= the Supreme Court, here is what Attorney General :■ . ■ -sham said in correction with his mot to advance tbe ?t^:idard Oil f a^ : ' to immediate bearing: Th* tobacco case, just argued and submitted to this court, and the Stand «rd Oil ciiSf .... to the court practi cally the entire range of modern indus trial organization in this country, and ESbstantiaUy every feature of the sd «'.:«j "trust problem," In ?=o far as it is stfected fcv the Sherman act. ... It has b^<rn the policy of the government to Meet a f*w extreme instances of great combinations apparently controlling the ?reaier part of trade and commerce in > particular line of industry. alld to i£2k«? them testa of the full meaning and BRffication of the statute. Th* StAricard Oil case is the most im tSTtant uf all these cases affecting, as it fa*. th« ■widest range of combinations «d contracts which may be claimed to •fflead against the act of Congress. Un fer these circumstances, and as this act, fr-s*j- t e -r.*r.:\ scope, affects an enormous of business and industrial organ •OJlom throughout the country, it is of yWßmUonn public importance thai this eB "lt Bkall define and . ply the act in '■'■-" to this character of organiza- ALL EAGER OR NEW?. 5bc proverbially delicate relation which I market." 1 "Wall Street" and the •*aarir world generally bear to the ■a* ssA go«sip ,* the .three great Stenches of the government makes It "Bperflacus to point out the effect which *"' decisions of the Supreme Court, one * £ > or the other, in these great cases T; n certainly have in the field of finance. Ahaost pathetic is the eagerness with Ti hith those here who are in communi cation -aith "the market" clutch at every *-T'<imh of news or gossip on this :.ub- Ject Industrially, as Mr. AVickersham said. lc ■*) court, practically the. whole ecop<s c * Modern corporate organization Is in jfcw way or another involved in these "■*■; "good" trusts and "bad" trusts apparently hay* a stake In the affair. If ■si court should sustain the judgments V the courts below, it might rail for in dustrial readjustments of farreaching *S«ct Political leaders acre. closely re nting th» views or leaders of Industry, '-'PreEs the more or less vague hope that *** court, Ehould its judgment sustain fovtrnnitot and be hostile to the de „ To-Hn.T, fair. Tr.-mnrrnw. snow; north wind*. fondant corporations, will, in handing down its decision, point out some meas ure of that relief which from any point of view appears outside • the possible range of legislation. POLITICAL CONSEQUENCES. Politically, the consequences of ■ de cision either way must be momentous. especially to the majority party in the event of the defeat of the government. •if the trusts win and Congress is helpless to assist in the situation either •way. where are we at?" plaintively asked a Republican leader to-day. This is the topic most discussed in Washington just now. It is the subject uppermost in every quarter. It has thus far been discussed with the "soft pedal on." and. as it were, in whispers, but leaders in Congress acknowledged to day that it would be Impossible much longer to confine it to private conversa tion. It was discussed last night by the President and Senator Aldrich, and will be further discussed next week. POWER OF CONGRESS. Can't Establish Corporations, Says Mr. Spooncr. Senator John C. Spooner, who was a speaker at the dinner of the American Paper and Pulp Association, at the Wal- B rf, said: "President Taft is one of the noblest men ever placed in high office in this country: he wants to do what is beat for the country, but he has a tolerably difficult legacy. I don't know how he is to work it out. but I do know that it must not be worked out on lines that revolutionize the government of this country or violate the Constitution of this country. ■As soli nr.iiy n? - : f T verc speaking un der oath in anoth* r place, 1 say that un ition Congress cannot es rporations except for tho Dis lumi [ cannot entertain tlio proposition that it is ander our Con ptituf . >pt ;-; federal Incorpora tion act such a? is proposed. Some of ihp hie corporations bail this new pro posal with delight. a<-- a port of safety and as allowing: them to sro into all the stai- c ' Ex-Senal >r S] >ncr n ■■■ P<=n the judg ment of the Supreme Court in refusing • - . - to enjoin the American Sugar Befii ing Company from acquiring mia refineries, on the gr md 1 • Congress could regulate ml rot production. Her:^-'-; with s plea for the preservation of state TAXIC.IB WRECKED. "Joy Riders" Hit Trolley Post at Y< mkcrs. Pour employes of the New Fork Taxi cab i ' ere on a "Joy riding" trip which ended with the wrecking of the car at Central and Yonkers avenue, in Tonlters. yesterday afternoon. One r*t - .•,? bo badly Injured that he ! die. ph Kinley. of No 108 East STih Manhattan, was driving the car when it turned turtle and crashed into a trolley post. Several persons rushed t<-« the assistance of the men, -who were buried beneath the debris. The 7t)ost seriously injured of the four whs Richard C. Bangs, thirty-one years old. of No. 69 West 165 th street. Man hattan. When Dr. William Klein ar rived with an ambulance from St. Jo- Hospital, he Found Hangs to he : . ring from concussion of the brain and a possible fracture of the base of the skull. He was removed to the hos pital in a precarious condition, where, at hour, it was said he would not ;: . ov< '■. Coroner lies was notified, to him to take an ante-mortem statem \. the chauffeur, was only slightly hurt, was locked up on a charge of being Intoxicated * "while in charge of an automobile. The other occupants of the taxicab. Frank Walsh, of No. v West lo3d street, and Martin Anderson, of No. $(» West 60th street, Manhattan, were ])' !d as material witnesses. BOY OF TEX IX JAIL. 7 r nu9Ual Situation Caused hy a New Jersey Statute. Ten-year-old Bransilaus Meraaszek. of No. "36 West Kinney street. Newark. N. J. was the principal figure yesterday in an unusual case. Arrested at his }>i»me by a constable from Sheriff Har rfgan's office, he was east Into the county jail "ii a body execution to satisfy a judgment of |7fi and costs, and he re mained there, a civil prisoner, until As semblyman Duane ]-:. Minard, his roun t- !, suppli'-d a bond for double the amount of the judgment The body execution against the child -was issued by Judge Benjamin F. Jones, of the. Orange District Court, at the In stance of Joseph Wllmanski, who sued the lad on behalf of his son, Edmund WUmanski, sixteen years old. It was charged that Branislaus hurled a missile at Edmund, inflicting the injuries that led to the suit for damages. The older Wilmanski instituted the proceedings In October. The judgment v.as returned a month ago, and the boy defendant had thirty days within which to satisfy the judgment or suffer the consequences of a New Jersey statute which made it necessary that he be taken from his parents' homo to the county jail. PRIVATE DETECTIVE HELD. Coroner's Jury Sends Him to Grand Jury After Inquest on Wife. Maurice L-ustig. a private detective, was held for the grand jury by a coroner's jury yesterday, the verdict being that his wife ha.i died from strychnine poisoning, prob ably administered by her husband. Lostlg ma tent to the Tombs without prejudice to any subsequent application for ball. Lu«tig took the verdict calmly, and ailed in the time while waiting for. the jury by smoking cigarettes. Various witn^es tested that they had 1 «*rd ouarrels between *?*** and his wife. Id. Celeries twined that Lustlg had tried to buy strychnine before bis wife's «ieath. - „ .. r, !„♦ romfort ThrouQh Pullmans. Old Po n * C. onf iteilroad. beginning Feb l-.,nn. 1 y1%..ni.i i I<>eil , nff , ar ■■•■-■• q%j2& ?? h M daily, via Washington nnd fort 4:*o P daily—Advt. Old Point Comfort 4:30 P- M- duilj.-Au.U NEW-YORK, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1910, T. ROOSEVELT, JR., IS ENGAGED SON OF EX-PRESIDEXT TO WED. Betrothal to Mtss Eleanor But ler Alexander Annoy need in This City. Mrs. Henry Addison Alexander, of No. 42 West 47th street, announced yester day afternoon the engagement of her daughter. Miss Eleanor Butler Alexan der, to Theodore Roosevelt, jr. Mrs. Roosevelt and Miss Ethel Roosevelt v. ere at the Alexander home when the announcement was made, returning to Oyster Bay late in the afternoon. Theo dore Roosevelt, jr.. came down from Thompsonville, Conn., and was a mem ber of a theatre party given by Mrs. Alexander last evening. The party went to the Globe Theatre, where Its members separated, and Miss Alexander and Mr. Roosevelt were inhered to seats hi the front row. A dinner party had detained them and the performance had begun when they arrived. They were not recognized by those .•surrounding them and remained until the end of the performance. Mr. Roosevelt said that the families had been intimate for peyeral years and that he couldn't remember when his fiancee and he had not known each other. A cable message was ;=<-nt to ("olonel Roosevelt ;ind the wedding will not take place until his return from Africa. Miss Alexander is the only child of Henry A. Alexander and Miss Grace Green, who ■" pre married in Xew York in January, ]vs« She was born in De cember of that year. Mr. Alexander is a son of Henry M. Alexander, who led the law firm of Alexander & Green. At one time he was counsellor to the United States Embassy at Paris. Theodore Roosevelt, jr.. was born in 1887 and is the eldest child of Theodore Roosevelt and Miss Kdith Carow. He has three brothers and <>ne sister in ad dition to Miss Alice, now the wife of Nicholas Longworth, who Is three years older and was born of his father's first marriage. Xot much was known about the Roosevelt children when they were young, their mother being a great ad mirer of Mrs Grover < "levc-land's policy of not letting her children know that they were objects of public interest. He prepared for college at Groton School, and entered Harvard with the class of - o»v When he entered college he tried hard to equal hia fathers record for strenuous activity. He appeared on the gridiron each fall and worked out under the roaches, but was never able to make the 'varsity team, his weight not being equal to his nerve. His col lege career was not distinguished much from that of most of his fellows. All sorts of stories have been published about him. however, and his engagement has been reported several times. After his graduation he entered the employ of the Hartford Carpet Corpora tion in its factory at Thompsonville. Conn. He went in to learn the business in all its details, and is still there, fol lowing- out the views of his father, whose opinion on the education of young men was once expressed as follows: "I'd order them to work. I'd try to develop and work out an ideal of mme — the theory of the leisure class to the community. I have tried to do it by ex ample, and it is what T have preached — first and foremost, to be American, heart and soul, and to go in with any person, heedless of anything but that person's qualifications. 'For myself, t'd a.s quick work beside Pat I)ucan as with the last descendant of the patroon; it literally makes no dif ference to me BO long as the work is good and the man is in earnest." Governor George L. Lilley of Connec ticut appointed young Roosevelt as a military aid on his persona] staff, so that he gloried f'-r a time in the title of major, only two ranks below that of his father. He resigned the pout after Gov ernor Lilley*s death. His half-sister, Mis? Alice, was mar ried four years ago this month to Nicho las Longworth, Representative in Con gress from an Ohio district. His un married sister. Miss Ethel, will be twen ty years old in Julj . LEPROSY FROM HAIR. Girl Clerk Infected bij Im ported European Prod/act. I By T"'.fKraj'h to The Tribune.] Detroit, Feb. 10. — A case of leprosy has been discovered in Detroit The vic tim is a girl clerk in a hair store. Her identity is suppressed by the Health Board. Several physicians have exam ined the girl, and most of them agree on the diagnosis. They also agree that the patient contracted the disease from hair Imported from Europe, eul from the head of an infected peasant girl. The physicians say that absolute dis- Infection of shipments of hair before they are .sent to America is almost im possible, and that leprosy or nny other disease with which peasants are Infect ed may be easily communicated. The girl has been Isolated, ami the Health Boßrd is wondering what to do with her. HIGHER PRICES FOR YEARS. So Professor Jenks Predicts if Gold Production Continues. Ithaca, X. V , Feb. 10.— Professor .J. \V. Jenks, of Cornell University, agrees with those economists who ascribe the increase In the cost of living to the Increased pro duction of gold. To a large number of Carmen here for Farmers' Week at tit.- Fiat* College of Agriculture, he. said to night: "Money Is bo more fi.\' >\ la i-alue than the article,* it punphases. There is no sign of a k-t-up in the Increased production of gold, and. Iffiiesa Borne change la made in our monetary system, we may expect pricea to gn up for years to come" "PENNSYLVANIA SPECIAL.- The reliable lv Hour train to Chicago. Pennsylvania Railroad Leaves New York 3:55 P.M.' daily. Other fast through trains. —Adv.. .- ' • ~', THEODORE ROOSEVELT, JR., AND HIS FIANCEE, MISS ELEANOR BUTLER ALEXANDER. BAKER TO GO AWAY MAY XOT RETURN AS POLICE HEAD. Mayor, After Suspending Tico Policemen, Says Commis sioner Goes on Vacation. Sordid detail? of an alleged assault upon an intoxicated woman in the back room of a barber shop by two policemen, reported to Mayor Gaynor by Raymond "F. Fosdick, Commissioner of Account?. yesterday, resulted in the suspension of two men and the formulation of charges upon which they will be tried next week After Commissioner Baker had had a talk with tlie Mayor about the case and other police matters it was said that he would go on ;i vacation to-day which will last a week or ten days. There are those who believe that he will never again take up the active management of the department Deputy Commis sioner Bugher will Vie temporarily in charge. Commissioner Baker went to the City Hall in the afternoon after receiving the following letter from the Mayor: I learned several days ago of an al leged abuse of a woman by policemen In the rear room of a barber shop at 404 East 34th street on January 27 last. I have caused a careful investigation of the mat ter to be made, and find that the charge is true in respect of Officer Harry G. Welt zel, of the Traffic Squad, and also of a policeman who is probably John V. Grove. Weitzel openly took the woman from the street, plied her with whiskey and assault ed her. The other officer came in and as saulted her after Weitzel went out. I am Informed that two other policemen in the neighborhood were informed by po licemen what was occurring. but finding on their arrival that the culprits were two policemen, they did nothing. Let Weitzel and Grove be suspended and tried forth with. MUST GET Kll> OF RUFFIANS. We must get rid of all ruffians on the police force. Also please ascertain and re port to me who the other two policemen were T.et the captain of that precinct, and also the inspector of that district, come before me to-morrow. The whole disgrace ful affair occurred so openly and is so notorious in the neighborhood that it is incredible thai the captain and inspector should tiot have learned of it in the. exer cise of ordinary attention. Tt was certainly easier for them than for you and me to learn of it. i inclose the report of Mr. Fosdfcb on the case The testimony taken is also at your disposal, but is too vulgar and shocking to be made, public. Inspector "Smiling Dick" Walsh and captain Patrick J. « 'ray. who have juris diction over the Pi'-cjncT. in which the alleged assault occurred, have been ordered before the Mayor at 9:30 o'clock this morning. Cray is a brother-in-law of Charles F. Murphy, leader of Tam many Hal!. Weltzel acknowledged, it was said, that he took the woman into the barber shop and bought whiskey for her. Pa trolman Grove, on the other hand, denied that he had been in the barber shop on the day in question, and paid he knew nothing about the alleged assault. According to the report of Commis sioner Fosdick. Weitzel met the woman near the Long Island Railroad ferry. where he was on duty as a mounted man, about 2 o'clock on the afternoon of January 27. She was slightly intoxi cated, and. Weitzel said, risked him to direct her to a barber shop where she could get a massage. Weitzel and the woman went into a little furnished room back of the barber shop, according to the report, and. in a few minutes, he sent out for a bottle of whiskey WOMAN WAS WELL DRESSED. The testimony agrees that the woman was well dnssed, but had been drinking. Weitzel admitted that he bought whiskey at the woman's request, but said she had only one drink while h» was there, according to Commissioner Fosdick. Aft^r fifteen or twenty minuteg Weitzel went away. Asked if he thought it right to leave an intoxicated woman in such a plnce, Weitzel replied th;it she wished to wait for her massage. Soon after Weitzel had gone another policeman came and tried to attack the woman, according to the testimony of John MorettO, the barber, and his as sistant. The barbers did not know the name of the second policeman, but when they saw the men of the East rsf.th street station lined up they picked out Grove as the man to whom they referred. The report goes on to say: After the departure of Patrolman Grove it appears from the testimony of both bar bera that the woman waa moat brutally assaulted- Apparently the woman waa Kept In tl' ft - sll "l' lintil latl ' tM a ( night Her Identity we have been unable to discover. She seemed to bave been i stranger in the neighbor'n i. bui considerable testimony wns taken as to her well dressed appear ance There baa i»-en much gossip about the occurrence in the neighborhood for •< week or more, but last night thf* barbers and others who knew the facts refused Continued on third pago -FOURTEEN PAGES. MISS ALEXANDER, WHO IS TO WED THE EX-PRESIDENT'S SON. IS THE DAUGHTER OF MRS. HENRY A. ALEXANDER. OF THIS CTTT. MERCHANT ARRESTED Conspiracy to Defraud the Customs Is Alleged. In lino with the work that resulted in the indictments found in the automobile importing frauds was the arrest yester day of Pietro Larini, of Larini & Co*. commission merchants at No. 2 Stone street, on charges of conspiracy to de fraud the customs, ma.de by G. F. Lamb, of the law division of the Custom House. Larini was arraigned before United States Commissioner Giichrist and pleaded not guilty. He furnished $2,500 bail for a further hearing. William Hutchinson, an assistant United States weigher, was said to be implicated. He informed Mr. Lamb of the alleged frauds after the latter had found documents which showed that there had been underweigbing of im ported merchandise. It was said that. in conformity with previous practices, Hutchinson was promised immunity. The records in the Custom House are being: examined for the last three years. within which period prosecutions may be made. The alleged frauds for which Larini vas arrested occurred on July 27. I'jt'iT, according- to the complaint. Larini is charged also with having paid money to Hutchinson, who waa engaged in weighing the Imported merchandise. IV AS "GOING SOME: 1 Syracuse Man Saves His Cin cinnati Property. I From Thf Tribune Bureau.] Cincinnati, Feb. 10 -For W. Snowden Smith, of Syracuse, it can be stated that he was "Koir.p some." This is what he did between yesterday noon and noon to-day: Found that realty to the value of $180,000 owned by him was to be sold for unpaid taxes; stopped the sale of the property by telegraph; journeyed from Syracuse to Cincinnati; paid the full amount due. including penalties, a total o/ $6,054 55; explained away what seemed like a strange situation and started back to Syracuse. Before hav ing this city Mr Smith said: "This whole matter is the resuit of a misunderstand ing. It was my fault and not that of my agent." NEW VANDERBILT GIFT TO YALE. Alfred G. Sends $100,000 Check, Mak ing $175,000 So Far Given by Him. [By Teiegrarh to The Tribune. 1 New Haven, Feb. 10.— Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt, who lias made several gifts to Yale, having promised to give the uni versity a total of $250,000. has sent a check for $100,000, bringing the amount of his gifts up to 1175,000. Ht? has promised the remainder before next New Year's. Mr. Vanderbilt began his gifts to Yale almost immediately after he was gradu ated as a number of the class of 'ft*. First he gave $25.(n"0 for the bi-centennial fund. It was stated at the university headquar ters this .-veiling that the check for JlOv. <*v) would go into the general endowment fund. DEFICIENT IN ENGLISH. Brilliant Mathematician Must Quit Naval Academy. [By Tcl'Kraph to The Tribune Annapolis, Feb. 10.— An odd ease is that of Midshipman Edward U. Gill, of Kansas, who. though one of the most brilliant mathematicians In the third class, in com pelled to resign from the Naval Academy because lie cannot pass his examinations in the English subjects, which are gen erally regarded as trivial in comparison. i-ast year Gill stood four In algebra and geometry, six li. trigonometry anil three In mechanical drawing in the class of -1. members. He *ra* US in English subjects for the year, and at the recent semi-annual examinations he could not pass at ail ami wan among those compelled to resign. KING EDWARD MAY MEET CZAR. London, Feb. 1«1 A dispatch to ''The Dally Chronicle" from Helsingfors says it in understood that King Edward will meet iir Knap*?©* of Russia the coming summer in the Finnish Quit. PRICE ONE CENT MORGAX BACKS DEAL. Raihi-ay Buys Vancouver Mines for $11JDOO,OOO. Winipeg. Man. Feh. If. — Backed by J P. Morgan and associates in S«m York, the Canadian Northern Railway Company, represented by Mackenzie & Mann, it was announced here to-day, has fibtaine«i possession of the greal coal mines and coal bedding areas 01 the Dunsmuir interests on Vancouver Inland for $11,060,000. Part of the project is the erection of steel and iron works on the island Five minions and a half dollars is to be spent in further developing the mines. CAR WRECKS SHOP. Smashes Door and Windows I Vow Passenger Hurt. An eastbonnd Kingsbridge trolley car in Fordham Road, The Bronx, .while pro ing: rapidly down a steep grade between Valentine and Tiebout avenues, early last night. left the track and. grinding over the pavement and across the side walk, crashed into a butcher shop at Tiebout avenue, forcing: its way two thirds into the shop Tho c;ir was well filled with passen gers, mostly women, al the time, on tluir way to tl I I Mrs. Jennie Sullivan, of No. 1141 East 167 th street, was badly cut, being thrown through a window in the car. <>f the twenty-four other passengers none was badly hurt. Henry Wolf, the proprietor of butcher shops at No. 300 Fordham Road and No. 24M Tiebout avenue, barely ps caped lxitie run down by the ut it crashed through the Met plate glass windows and a doorway which is be tween them into his shop. P. R. R. BARS TOBACCO. Its Employes Must Abstain White on Ditty. Altoona, Perm., Feb. 10. — The use of tobacco in any form, while on duty, is forbidden all employes of passenger and freight stations and on passenger trains on the lines east of Pittaburg and Erie, by new regulations promulgated by the Pennsylvania Railroad Company. The new rules became effective last night. » A THREATENED MILK FAMINE. Chicago Producers Want Better Prices and May Curtail Output. [R> ;>!>\cra','h to The Tribune 1 Chicago. Fe!>. 10. — Chicago is threatened \\ith a milk famine unless tlie bin compa nies meet the demand of the prod association for an increase In the price The attitude of the retail dealers will be shown by the dictation of the Borden com pany, whose contracts with the producers will soon expire. The Borden company re cently raised tl.e price of milk to the con sumer one cent a quart and the pro demand an increase of 31 cents a hundred pounds wholesale. I Ltton II I I is making the demand controls 75 per ceni of Chicago's supply, and threatens I tail it. MISS GRUENING INDICTED. Charged with Inciting Riot in Phila delphia Shirtwaist Strike. Philadelphia. Feb. .M!--< Martha Gruening, of New York, the young Smith College graduate and a leader In the woma n's suffrage movement, was indicted by a grand jury here to-day on the charge of Inciting to riot. She. was arrested in the recent strike of the shirtwaist operators. True bills were also found against four teen of the strikers and their sympathizers. TO MAKE KENTUCKY 'DRY.' Frankfort. Ky., Feb. lo.— The light of the "dr>s" in the Kentucky Legislature was given a new turn to-day when Representa tive George C. Waggoner offered two bills, one aiming to prevent the manufacture or sale of liquor in Kentucky and to amend the constitution, giving the people the right to vote on Mate Lie prohibition. The companion bill prevents ■•.•■ sale of liquor within four hundred yards of any school or church. GREAT BEAR SPRING WATER. lU, purity h;ia madt: It famous .— Atlvt. I ONE CENT j Xa City «* V«?w Tor*. Unm atjmaa ■ ■ ■ Hob«k«a. In City of »w York. J~«*T City and Hobokra. ELSEWHERE TWO cots. LITTLETON FAILS TO SHARE 310E HAD DAY FOR DE- FENCE IX ALLDS CASE Littlcton Trie* to Discredit Star Witness, but Document* Tend to Prove Story. [By Telesrraph to Th» TrtbuT.«-.1 Albany. Feb. Again to-day Hiram G. Moe, trustee of a church for twenty years, Sunday school superintendent and self-confessed bribe go-between, -was the central figure in the Senate Investigation into the truth of Senator Benn Conger's charges that Jotham P. Allds in 1901 took a SLOW bribe Despite- the utmost efforts of Martin W. Littleton, counsel for Allds. Hoe's main story remained unchanged ono iota, and he even got on the record, -with the aid of documents. | some facts relating to his memorable journey to Albany regarding which he had been unwilling to testify from mem ory alone. For the defence the day was a bad one. for there were admitted in evidence to corroborate kfoo*a story books of the First National Bank, of Groton. which recorded the receipt and exchanging of the $6,500 check on April 22. 1901 the day M « swears he got money with which he paid 55,000 in bribes to three legislators next day. Also Mot gave the name of John Newell, employe of one of the Conger bridge companies, as that of a man whom he had met in this city the day of the alleged bribe giving. (if course, the defence did evprythina: possible to discredit Moo and his testi mony. Mr. Littleton brought out a Ion? series of loan? made to Moe by- various members of the Conger family and th» Conerer banks. He laid great emphasis on The fact that the person who is ex pected to testify to Moe's presence here on April 23 is a Conger employe. By this and aloe's financial difficulties M tried to show that the men attempting to prove that Ailds actually took a brib* all were under the influence of the Con gers, and so naturally would have an obvious motive for their testimony. UNSHAKEN AS WITNESS. Thus at the end of the day It - him self, as a citizen and a business man in his little community, may have suffered considerable damage, but as a witness he remained unshaken. On the face of the returns the Conger side has sub stantiated Moafa story in almost all its details, except the actual meeting of Allds. Benn Conger and Moe and the giving of the alleged bribe to the ma jority leader of the Assembly. The $6*SOO check has been put in evi dence. Books of the bank have been put in evidence showing that two drafts of $3,000 each were issued against it on April 22 1901. Guernsey Williams. a friend of Hoe's, to-day swore that on that day he identified Moe at a Syra cuse bank. The two drafts are in evi dence, showing that Moe presented them at the Syracuse bank, obtained cash for them, and that they were forwarded to New York from the Syracuse Bank m sufficient time to be put through the New York Clearing House on April 13. Moe's statement of his presence in Al bany has not been corroborated yet. Senator Bern Conger will be put on the stand to-morrow, unless the time — a short session — is taken up with more examination of Moo or some prelimi nary witnesses. At any rate. Benn Con per ami Newell are expected to testify to Mo.-, s presence here. Conger hi hi« sworn charges already is on record re garding the giving of the bribe to Allds. Thus the main portion cV the plaintiff*3 . am is outlined, an.l its chief points are Strongly backed up by documents and cral testimony, -while the defence appar ently has done little la shake this ac cumulation of evidence. To be sure, there la much more to come on each, side, and one of the best lawyers in the Senate to-night laughingly declared that he had seen many a legal case open overwhelmingly in favor of one sida and end with ■ judgment in favor of the other. ALLDS PEOPLE FIGHT HARD. I The Allds people fought hard against the admission of this documentary evi dence bearing out part of Moe's story. Evidently Mr. Littleton realized that th» corroboration of any part of the story would tend to make more easy belief in all of it. This documentary evidence was not properly admissible as corrob oration. he argued. Any or all of these details if proved did not prove that Mo© gave Allds the bribe. ■ To allow a witness." said Mr. Little ton, "the test of whose credibility and veracity and strength of character hi being made, to corroborate himself by saying that at a particular time he cashed a check, therefore he paid the proceeds of that check to somebody there is a great gap between those two propositions. There is a greater gap be tween offering in evidence the reconl of a journal which contains an entry of a check and proof of the fact that he paid the money to some particular person. In other words, he cannot give himself character by showing that some entirely irrelevant thing which ha did was actu ally dona " But Senator Davis, chairman of the committee Of the whole, ruled that this evidence should be admitted. So ad mitted it was, while Mr. Littleton's face sank for a moment and the Conger con tingent looked jubilant. Along toward the close of the Hay's session came another incident which in dicated the keen necessity for the de fence to shatter Moe'a composure and tear his story to tatters. Jay Conger Wi s being cross-examined by Mr. Little ton, who sought to interrogate him about Moe's indebtedness to the Me chanics" Bank, a Conger concern. Mr. Oobome objected on the ground that this was a collateral matter, and there fore examination of the witness regard ing it was improper. LITTLETON* TO THE DEFENCE. Mr Littleton sprang: to the defencs. Moe, he jaid. was not a m»re witness: be was one of the in «^-'