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REDUCED RATES STAND
Supreme Court Indorses Action.
of Commerce Commission.
IN THE MISSOURI C/SES
Commission Contended That Ex
istence of Through Rates Was
at Stake in Suits.
•^ifh.r^-'-. May SL— Ey c decision of
- 4 to S tie Supreme Court of the United
Etates to-day decided that th© Interstate
Ccmmerce Commission had not exceeded
It* power In ordering the reduction of
freight rates In the so-called Missouri River
rau cases and the Denver rate cases.
These orders were held to be valid.
The Missouri River rate cases were baseel
•us. an order of the commission reducing
the freight rate between the Mississippi
River and th© Missouri River, as a part of
+h» through rate on through shipments
crfgln&tlcg In the reaboard territory. The
"Denver rate eases were based on an order
'educing the rates on through freight from
Chicago and from Bt. Lrfuis to Denver.
In both cases certain railroads and Ehlp
pers concerned maintained that the com
sdMlon waa endeavoring to divide the
.country tnto rat- •ones. The Circuit Court
for the Northern District of Illinois de
cjfied that this contention was correct. The
Supreme Court cf th© United States to-day
hi a decision announced by Justice Mc
kenna declared that it believed the com
sJssicn was not attempting to exercise
rueh a power, and that th© record showed
r-o evidence that Buch power was being ex
•rcis©d. • Hence it reversed the decision of
the district court tn both cases.
Th© cases hay© receive great attention
#»uring th© two years they have been th©
object of litigation. The government con
tended that the existence of through rates
■ocas at stake.
After many hearings and several parties
v&d intervened, an order was Issued by the
oommlsslon directing the railroads doing
■business between the Mississippi River
crossing and the Missouri River to reduce
their rates as a part of the through rate
ea shipments originating In seaboard terrt
tary Seaboard territory Is that section of
•he country east of Buffalo. Plttsburg and
■Parkersburg and north cf th© Potomac
The railroads in the West and shippers.
■♦ebbers and wholesalers in the East, but
«atside of the'seaboard territory, went into :
♦he courts. The Circuit Court of the United
States for ts© Northern District cf Illinois
or.joined the commission from enforcing the
rrder en th© ground that it worked an
■unjust discrimination against the inter
mediate loc&litl&s and shippers. Th© oom-
T.!ssion and business men in Missouri River
«-!ties appealed from th© decision cf the
Circuit Court-
Counsel for the appellants : to-day asked
the court to give them thirty days to file
•. petition fcr rehearing. Solicitor General
Bowers objected en the ground that th©
<clay would prevent the rates from going
Into effect before the court m6t next Oc
tober. Chief Justice Funer directed that
-he mandate of the court Issue In thirty
<!ay* unless a petition for rehearing was
■5!e3.
f The court a^so -uphelfl th© Circuit Court
la granting an injunction against the en
forcement cf th© statute cf March 19. 1907.
-•.La-ting to th© stoppage of tr.e Interstate
<»mmerc© trains at Lathrop, Mo.
• Th© court afarmed the judgment cf the
'rjwer court tn favor of the Atchison, To
t>ekt & Santa. Fe Railroad Company, whose
rhsrter also was being threatened because
♦t had removed s puit from c state to a
**»«*ral court. .
GOVERNMENT WINS TAXCASE
" -urtreme Court Decides in Its
Favor in War Revenue Litigation
"Washington, Jlay £I.— Thai the estate of
a testator wio died within one year, lmme
ilaiely prior to the taking effect of the
set which repealed th© Spanish -American
"*Var revenue act, was s-bject to that ta—
•oras decided to-day br th© Surrerr.a Court
c? th© United States.
The decision was announced in the Herts
"Woodman case by Justice Lurton. He re
ralled the decision of th© court in a for
raer cast, which was decided by an ever.ly
clvided court against the government. The
tcstice exolained that, as a majority of
»h6 court had not approved an opinion on
the matter, the former decision did not
ftand as an authority to govern other
cases.
On the merits of the case the court held
the government was entitled to th© tax,
in all amounts to 6everal million
dollars.
Justice McKimM delivered a dissenting
opinion, In which Chief Justice Fuller and
JustlC6 iy concurred.
EACETRAGK HEARING "FRIDAY
Governor Intends to Devote Only an
Hour to Listening to Arguments.
•Jbesy. May £I.— the request of th©
T ''Ckr-- Club, Governor Hughes will give a
i h&arir.c- Fr'.dav at 2 p. B. on the three
Agrew-Perkirs bills designed to strengthen
the anti-racetrack gambling- laws. The
Tcckey C.-:o contends that the legislation
'« ambiguous ar-3 desires 10 have It inter
rretec Tr.at the Governor Intends to de
-'ote cr.!y ar. hctar to the r.earir.g is evident,
s.£ Y.f- 1r.3.s fixed S p. m o? the same day as
•-= ho y ir for bMrteg arguments Hi the
wittlc Rats ilif lilial employment agency
t!U. The Toman taw amendments will
nlto have a Friday afternoon.
WHY IS THAT LOT
VACANT ?
This question is often asked about
H improved plot of land ir> a sec
tfaa otherwise built up
Perhaps there is trouble -with the
♦itle^ — forgotten heir has turned
. ■-t or some claim not disco*. when
Ike title wu searched.
If we had guaranteed the title for
«bt o-xrer vhen he bought— it vould
he our rroubie nou-— not his.
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rrreta T*« Tribune Bureau.]
Washington, May SI.
INSURGENT FOLL.T.— The action of
*w«nty-£ve .Western railroads in filing
with the Interstate Commerce Commission
notification of a general advance in freight
rates to take effect to-morrow, together
with the suggestion of the Department of
Justice that this Is a violation of the in
junction against th© Trans-Missouri Traf
fic Association, serves strikingly to demon
strate the correctness of the position of the
President and th© Attorney General in urg
ing Congress to authorize traffic agree
ments and the folly of the insurgents In
opposing those sections of th© interstate
commerce bill which contained such author
ization. The position of the administration
is that the railroads will form trade agree
ments whether they ar© authorized by law
or not, and that the sale and just policy of
dealing with the conditions which render
such agreements Inevitable Is to authorize
them by law, but to compel their being
mad© subject to th© approval of the Inter
state Commerce Commission. While there
is not legal proof of the existence of such
agreements since the Supreme Court de
cided the trans-Missouri case, there has all
along been an almost moral certainty that
some understanding has existed between
railroads in the same territory. A careful
examination of the conditions attending
the disposition of th© railroads seems to
indicate that economical administration Is
almost impossible of attainment without
some form of agreement. Traffic agree
ments rubject to the approval of the Inter
state Commerce Commission, however,
would. In the opinion of th© administra
tion, obviate th© danger of exorbitant
charges, and would prove another step in
the progress toward cane and economical
railroad administration under the constant
and effective supervision of tta govern
ment.
THE IN'SURGEXT ATTITUDE. —Of
course, ostensibly the insurgents— especially
the insurgents in the Senate do not op
pose traffic agreements, but in fact they
Insist on amendments which would render
the provision inoperative, or at least would
result in great hardship to shippers. It
was pointed out In this column In the
Tribune of May 21 that the first effect of
euch a proposition as the Insurgents urged
would be a general increase of rates by
the railroads all along the line, followed
by such an appalling demand on the time
and energy of the commission that it would
be an interminable time before such In
justices as such increases might Involve
could be rectified. The railroads have ap
parently concluded that their safest plan Is
to advance rates first and then argue about
it later, even without waiting for the action
of Congress. Now that the roafis have
sought to advance their rates, and that
the Attorney General has caused an inves
tigation which has given him some ma
terial on which to Institute injunction pro
ceedings. Senator La Follette has Jumped
into the arena with a resolution demanding
that the Department of Justice be required
to Institute the proposed suit, but those
who have followed the developments of the
situation will hardly be deceived by this
eleventh hour bid for popular approi'al
THE FEDERAL BUIT.-Had It not been
for the fact that Attorney General Wick
ersham has been quietly gathering informa
tion regarding railroad rates for some time,
it would be practically Impossible for him
to have instituted the suit begun in St.
Louis to-day. The missing links in the case
■Ueb tie Department of Justice will pre
sent in St. Louis were supplied by the rep
resentatives cf Western shippers who had
a long conference with the Attorney Gen
eral yesterdaj afternoon, and the evidence
they gave him went bo far to indicate a
HOFFSTOT CASE UNCHANGED
Counsel for State Officials Fail
to Ask Appeal's Dismissal.
Washington. May £L—Counsel for the of
ficials of Pennsylvania and New York failed
to-day to ask tho Supreme Court of the
United States to dismiss the appeal of
Frank ML Hoffstott, the Pltteburg bank
president, who was indicted in connection
with the alleged bribery of the Pittsburg
c'ty councilaien and who has resisted re
moval from Xew York for trial. He ap
pealed from the decision of the Circuit
Court of the United States for the Southern
District of Xew York, which refused to re
lease him on habeas corpus proceedings.
Counsel for the officials were to ask the
court to dis-niss the appeal, lest Hoffstot's
case might be affected by the statute of
limitations. It Is said the counsel failed
to present their motion because they were
absent from the courtroom paying their
admittacc3 fees when the time arrived for
the making c? motions
Pittsburg. May Sl.— The failure cf Dis
trict Attorney William A. Blakeley to get
his motion asking for the dismissal of the
appeal of Frank X. Hoffstot from the de
cision of the United States District Court
of Xew York denying his application for a
writ c? habeas corpus leaves unchanged
the case of the banker-manufacturer
charged with conspiracy and bribery in
connection with Pittsburgh recent council
manic bribery scaidal.
Although extradition papers have been
granted by Governor Hughes cf Xew York.
permiMirg the Pennsylvania authorities
to bring Hoffstot within the jurisdiction of
the courts where the crime is alleged to
have been committed. Hoffstot remains
without the state under right of appeal
granied by Judge Holt in Xew York City.
Hoffstofa attorneys took the case to the
Supreme Court. Hoffstot will remain at
iarge under ball pending the review of the
case by the United States Supreme Court
next October.
Both District Attorney Blakeley and his
assistant. Warren X. Seymour . are in Wash-
Ir.gtcn, and no one attached to the District
Attorney's office was authorized to-night
to discuss the case.
KEPT TAXICAB ON THE GO
Dispute Over Eesulting Charge
Ends with Arrest.
A man who said h« wa6 David B. John
son, of Albany, staying: at the Grand Union
Hotel, this city, got the Coney Island fever
yesterday, and as a result became Involved
in so wordy an argument with the chauf
feur of the taxicab which had conveyed
h'.m about that the police had to take a
hand to straighten out matters.
According to the story told to Lieutenant
Walsh, of the West 30th street station, last
night, Johnson visited Coney Island and
early in the afternoon engaged Michael
Flanagan, of Xo. 792 Columbus avenue, to
take blni back to Xew York in his taxlcab.
On arriving at th© Grand Union Johnson
came, to the conclusion truK h© would re
turn to Coney.
After reaching the island Johnson said:
"Back to Xew York." And when the car
reached Broadway and 41st street on th©
second trip from Coney Island th© driver
demanded $18. Johnson protested, eaylng
he had already paid $11. and that as the
fare was S5 each way he owed htm only
$4 more. Patrolman Andrews, of the traf
fic squad. Etopped the wrangling by taking
both men to th© etation house, wher© the
chauffeur eald his reason for demanding
mere mcr.ey than th© regular fare was be
cause he had had to "fix" a pa^olman on
account of bhi having run over a sixteen
year-old boy. Johnson paid Flanagan $4 by
crder of the lieutenant and was allowed to
go. Flanagan was held until his story of
the accident can be investigated.
DATE FOR PANAMA LIBEL HEARING
Washington. May Sl.— Suprfem* Court
of the United States to-day advanced the
so-called government Panama libel suit
against the Pre.«.^ Publishing Company, of
New York, tor hearlnj on the first T'i<*»
day of next October
NEW-fORK DAILY TRIBUNE. WEDNESDAY. .IT yr 1. I*lo.
Joint agreement in violation of the Injunc
tion granted in the transmissouri case that
ht> determined immediately to recommend
an application for an injunction. The Pres
ident heartily approved of this course, and
accordingly the suit was brought. The rep
resentatives of the shippers maintain that
the railroads are planning a great coup in
Wall Street, but that may be only surmise.
Two questions are involved in this situa
tion, first, Are the railroads acting under
au agreement In violation of the Injunction?
and, second, Are they advancing rates to a
point which is unreasonable and Unjust? It
Is believed that, in either event, the gov
ernment will be able to procure an injunc
tion which will suspend the proposed ad
vance until all the facts can be ascertained.
NICAHAGUAN SITUATION.— It Is im
possible to escape apprehension regarding
the possible developments in Nicaragua,
where Madriz appears to be the de facto
Executive over 90 per cent of the territory
of that unf'-tunate republic, while the
United States -efuses to recognize his legal
status and does recognize the de facto con
trol over certain portions Of the terri
tory of Estrada, who is being gradually
exterminated as a governing power. In
the parlance of the racetrack, the United
States eppears to have backed the wrong
horse, tut as International relations can
not be conducted with the same freedom
as the affairs of the betting ring this coun
try finds Itself unable to hedge with a few
safe bets on the prospective winner. The
fact that Mexico and some other powers
have recognized the Madriz government
still further complicates the situation, the
outcome of which it is impossible to fore
see. Of course, there Is no Question of the
correctness of the position of the United
States, for Madriz has never been elected
President of Nicaragua in accordance with
the provisions of the constitution. In the
way of embarrassment which may re
sult in the purely ethical position of this
country, it merely serves to emphasize the
difficulty of dealing with these little, Irre
sponsible republics and seems likely to
contribute just so much more to make the
name of Zelaya, from whom th'f situation
is a heritage, anathema
ALASKAN RAlLßOADS— Secretary Bal
linger has taken the position that federal
aid should not be extended to any railroad
in Alaska until the routes of such roads
have beon recommended by a competent
board of federal officers and approved by
the President and until bids have been sub
mitted for the construction of such roads.
The opinion of the Secretary of the In
terior was called for by the House Commit
tee on Territories on the bill of Representa
tive Palmer, of Pennsylvania, providing
that the government should aid in the con
struction of a railroad, telegraph and tele
phone line in Alaska. The President indorses
[ the position taken by Judge Ballinger. Lewis
iP. Shackleford. the Republican national
j committeeman fcr Alaska, declares that
i most of the complaints regarding the admip
| Istratlon in Alaska have been due to a set of
lobbyists who have been imbued with the
idea that they could secure federal aid for
a railroad they purposed to build, and that
; as poon as such aid was secured they could
market the stock at highly profitable prices
and retire with an immense profit to them
selves. Mr. Shackleford further charges
that the delegate from Alaska hag been
favorable to this legislation and that he
declared before the Committee on Terri
tories that he would not object to the Palm
er bill. Mr. Shackleford asserts that these
men are constantly trying to arouse public
sentiment against the officials in Alaska
"who will not clcse their eyes while special
legislation of a most vicious character ia
being urged apoo Ooner c ?= "
G. G. H.
CHIEF CROKER TO FLY
Accepts Curtis s ; p Invitation —
Trip to Washington Next.
Glean H. Curtiss called on Mayor Gaynor
at the City Hall yesterday and there found
Rhinelander Waldo, tha Fire Commis
sioner, and Chief Croker. After the con
versation had touched on wind and water
and the difficulties met in flying against
and ebove them, naturally enough the talk
drifted to fires and how to put them out.
Mr. Curti33 suggested the possibility of
fighting fire in tall buildings by dropping
chemicals on the flames from an aeroplane.
He also said that Chief Croker would be a
welcome passenger on some early flight,
and the chief said he would be a willing
one. It was agreed that throwing chem
icals at a skyscraper fire would be post
poned until Chief Croker had developed an
aviator's love for the new and picturesque.
Mr. Curtiss delivered to the Mayor the
letter he carried from Albany, signed by
the chief executive of that city, and re
quested a receipt for it, apologizing for
having failed to bring a receipt blank along
with him. "Such incidents," he said, "have
not become sufficiently commonplace to
have printed forms on tap."
At the Hotel Astor Mr. Curtiss spent the
afternoon receiving callers and "Hip. hip,
hurrah!" telegraph messages from all over
the United States. Ivlany cf tha messages
were humorously rampant with enthusi
asm. All were sincere expressions of the
seeders' delight at the recent achievement
and their personal regard for the man who
sat between the wings.
Mr. Curtis3 was asked about the next
step forward in aviation. He seemed to
favor a New York-Washington trip. He
pointed out that it was a distance of 236
miles, that the flying should be good and
that there would be a pretty sentiment in
alighting before the White House. If it
had not been for his apparatus for use in
case of his dropping into the Hudson, Mr.
Curtiss said he could have carried twice as
much gasolene, and therefore might have
liown twice as far. He said his limit on
the machine on Sunday, when he made the
trip, was eleven gallons.
The aviator was not enthusiastic about
the prospect that aeroplanes would be fly
ing across the Atlantic Ocean soon. But
he admitted that be thought It would be
impossible to And a man anxious to wager
a large sum that such a trip would not be
made in a comparatively 6hort time — say,
five years. Mr. Curtiss has been experi
menting on an aeroplane which he hopes
he will be able to .make start from the
water.
Charles K. Hamilton, an associate aviator
with Mr. Curtirs, said yesterday that he
■would be glad to subscribe 42.000 to any
$£.000 fund to be offered as a prize for an
aeroplane flight from New York to Chi
cago, and that he would enter the li c ts
himself.
HEMPSTEAD FOR AVIATORS
Aero Club Decides on Place of
International Contests
Governors of the Aero Club of America
decided yesterday afternoon to hold the
International aviation contest at Hemp
stead, Lcog Island. There Is a possibility
that the original date, October 22. may be
changed to some time In September.
It is now said by the committee of the
Aero Club having the meet !n charge that
considerably more than $250,000 will be spent
in prizes and in proptrly managing the af
fair, which will last about one week and
that it will be conducted along lines broader
than anything of its ksnd has yet been
A representative of the club will 6oon sail
for Europe to negotiate with the most fa
mous foreign aviators for their appearance
to this country.
SPECIAL FRANCHISES TAXABLE
Justice Chester's Decision Involves
Every Railroad in State.
Albany, May 81.— Supremo Court Justice
Chester, of Albany, decided to-day that th»
special franchises of railroads for street
crossings and running through streets shall
ue subject to taxation. The decision in
volves every railroad in the state and ap
plies to more than one thousand cases.
Railroad companies have been paying euch
a tax, but in ISO 3 several of the b<c com
panies instituted proceedings to bet it aside.
Benjamin 3. Dean, of Jamestown, as ref
eree, held that the Jaw did not relate to
steam railroad* but to streetcar service
only. Justice Chester reversed thf deci
nion Th« rate probably will h« appealed.
RAILROAD BILL B SAFE
Insurgent Senators, It Is Be
lieved, Will Vote fnr It Nnw,
AMFNDMFNTS DELAY IT
Half a Dozen Changes Proposed
Which Will Encourage Pro
longed Debate.
[From The Tribune Bureau.]
Washington, May SL— The offering of half
a dozen amendments to the railroad bill
Just before the Senate adjourned this after
noon may delay a final vote for several
days. It was believed that most of the
oratory would be exhausted to-day, but the
amendments offered this afternoon came
from Senators who are not noted fcr their
lack of words In debate, and it is probable
that several more long speeches must be
endured before an agreement Is reached for
a vote.
Although the Senate was surfeited with
oratory to-day substantial progress on the
bill was made. Before the bill was taken
up Senator Owen made a long set speech
advocating the popular election of Sen
ators, and Senator Beveridge spoke brief
ly on the same subject.
Senators Cummms, La Follette, Bailey,
Stone, Heyburn, Hughes, Borah, Kelson
and Burton were among the contributors
to the railroad debate to-day. It was ex
pected that a vote would be taken late
this afternoon on Mr. La Toilette's amend
ment providing for a physical valuation of
railroads. The yeas and nays were or
dered and the rollcall was about to begin
when Senator Stone drew a roll of manu
script from his desk and began a speech on
control of railroad capitalization.
When he had been talking ten or fifteen
minutes he paused to hold a conference
with Senator Elkins. A general smile went
over the chamber and several Senators
suggested that Mr. Stone speak louder.
Mr. Elkins' plea that Mr. Stone suspend
and permit the Senate to vote on the
La Follette amendment was unavailing and
the Missouri Senator resumed the reading
of his speech. A little later Mr. Stone con
sented to yield for adjournment until 11
o'clock to-morrow on the understanding
that he will have th* right to take the
floor at that hour.
The vote on the La Follette amendment
will be close. Senator Bailey spoke for
it this Rfternoon and an effort is being
made to enlist the solid support of the
Democrats on the ground that the Demo
cratic platform Indorsed physical valuation.
Mr. La Follette made an impassioned plea
for his amendment and declared that unt'l
an Impartial and thorough valuation was
made the Interstate Commerce Commission
could not determine whether rates were
just and reasonable. He estimated that
the cost of the valuation proposed in his
amendment would not exceed 52,400,000.
As soon as the railroad bill was taken
up to-day Senator Brown asked for a vote
on his amendment prohibiting Interstate
carriers from acquiring any interest in
competing lines. Speeches against the
amendment were made by Senators Bur
ton, Heyburn, Hughes and Nelson. Mr.
Nelson suggested that the adoption of the
amendment might revive section 12, relat
ing to mergers, which was stricken out as
the result of an agreement between the
friends and critics of the bill.
The Brown amendment was defeated, 40
to 2L Eight Democrats voted against It,
namely: Senators Bacon, Paaley, Fletcher,
Frazler, Paynter. Smith, of Maryland:
Stone and Taylor. The following Repub
licans voted for the amendment: Senators
Eorah, Bourne, Bristow, Brown, Clapp,
Crawford, Cummins, "Dlxon, DolliW,
Jones and La Follette.
After a short debate Senator Elkins ac
cepted an amendment by Senator Cummins
providing that in all increases of rates
since January 1. 1910, the burden of proof
to show that the new rates are just and
reasonable shall be upon the carriers.
This was Mr. Cummins' s last contribution
to the debate in which he has been so
prominent a figure. He left to-night for
lowa to participate in *he campaign, and
will be gone a week or ten day? in his
speech to-day Mr. Cummins submitted a
review of his efforts to amend the rail
road bill, and said that he lad not delayed
the bill beyond a fair discussion of its
provisions. He said that in its present
form the bill was a great improvement
over the measure as it came from the com
mittee, and he favored its passage. This
announcement is taken to mean that most
of the insurgent* wffl veto for the bill on
its final passage.
KOHLER TRIAL • BEGINS
Allegations of Drunkenness
Against "Best Police Chief."
Cleveland. May Sl.— Allegations of intoxi
cation were the main points touched upon
to-day at the trial of Frederick Kohler,
suspended Chief of Police, before the Civil
Service Commission. Witnesses testified
that in their opinion Kohler was intoxi
cated last election night, November 3, in
the rooms of the Board of Elections and
upon the street.
Kchler, who has a reputation as th* "best
chief ' and is the originator of the Golden
Kule !n police matters, is accused of mis
conduct In office, intoxication and gross im
morality.
The charges against the chief were filed
last Wednesday and he was suspended by
Mayor Baehr on Thursday Both sides
have engaged able counsel and the case
will be fought hard.
Acting Chief of Police Schraunk has for
bidden any member of the Police Depart
ment from spying upon Kohler or taking
any part in the trial unless subpoenaed.
Kohler filed with the Civil Service Commis
sion to-day a general denial of the twenty
three charges against him.
CLEW TO MISSING STUDENT
Doctor's Son Who Left Groton School
Traced to Fall River
Boftcn, May 21.— The police of southern
Massachusetts Joined In the search to-day
for William R. Bullard, the son of Dr.
John T. Bullard, of New Bedford, who left
the Groton School on May 25 to go to his
home, because he dreaded the examina
tions. The boy left Groton with 60 cents
in his pocket, and to-day his father had
traced! him through Northboro. Ayer, Nor
ton and as far as Fall River, where the
trail was lost.
At the last named place the boy sold an
opal pin for a 6mall sum, but whether he
used the money to go to New York by boat
or started off in another direction was a
matter of conjecture. District Attorney
James M. Swift, of Fall River, is abating
Dr. Bullard In the search.
FAVOR DIRECT PRIMARIES
Republican Party of Maryland Places
Itself on Record.
[By Tolegrraph to 1 he Tribune. 1
Baltimore. May 81.— The Republican party
of Maryland put itself on record to-day as
favoring the direct vote of the people in
primary elections. This position was taken
by the state committee, which met to re
ednd its action of April 27 in reference to
Congressional elections. Attorney General
Straus has given an opinion that the new
primary law applies to Congressional elec
tions At tIM "'ii- ot the meeting the
ComtnlttM was under the impression that
me U» did not bo apply and the dates for
holding primaries and Congressional dis
trict conventions were fixed. Ii fact.
Thomas Parran wu bo nominated last
week for Congress 1n the 6th Distriot
New Hampshire
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The Old Man of the Mountains
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mile of the mountain trails unveils new surprises to
your eager eyes. Here are hotels sumptuously
equipped, with service that anticipates every whim,
where you will meet interesting people and find
every comfort and luxury.
A "White Mountain Summer" is the acme of
vacations.
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BRIBE INQUIRY BROADENS
Seek to Know Why Illinois Fish
Bill Died
Springfield 111., May 31.— The legislative
bribery Investigation In which the Sanga
mon County Grand Jury Is engaged tooK
on a broader aspect to-day At the start
of the day's work subpoenas were issued
for two Representatives and a state officer
who have not heretofore figured In the in
vestigation. The day's hearing closed with
the testimony of Representative H. D.
McCullom. of Louisville. 111. The new sum
monses were for Representative A. M. Fos
ter, of Rushville, chairman of the Fish and
Game Committee; Nathan H. Cohen, State
Fish Commissioner, and Representative B.
F. Staymates, of Clinton.
Representative Staymates is from the dis
trict in which Lawrence B. Stringer. Demo
cratic candidate for United States Senator.
lives. Staymates will be asked why he
voted for Senator Lorimer after many of
his constituents and the Democratic leader
of the district had protested against such
action.
representative Foster and Fish Commis
sion °r Cohen will be questioned on Thurs
day concerning the fate of a bill advocated
by the State Fish Department. The bill
died la committee. The chairman of the
Fish and Game Committee was also one
of the Democratic members who voted for
William Lorimer for United States Senator.
Staymates also left the supporters of the
regular Democratic nominee for Senator
and voted for Lorimer.
Representative McCullom, the only As
semblyman questioned by the Jurors to
day, is a Democrat. He voted for Lorimer.
McCullom told the jurors that he voted for
Lorimer for political reasons and that he
had no knowledge of any monetary trans
action either in the Senatorial election or
In other ca^es. He denied all knowledge of
a legislative • laekpe* ' He be recalled
to-morrow.
Chicago, May 31. — Governor Deneen to
day declared that he does not contemplate
calling a special session of the Legislature
to Investigate charges of corruption. The
Governor said that such a course would
give opportunity to certain legislators to
raise some eouuter sensation to distract
public attention. He thinks that for th«
present the investigation !? best )aft in the
hands of grand Juries
HOCKING RECEIVERSHIP VOID
Doep Not Affect Order for Preferred
Stock Retirement
Columbus, Ohio, May Sl.— By assuming
Jurisdiction to-day in the suit brought
against the Hocking Valley Railway by
dissatisfied minority stockholders, Judge
John E Sater, of the United States Court,
declared void the recently appointed Hock-
Ing receivership. The receivership and
other issues will come up on their merits
in the federal court.
Judge Sater held that all orders of Com
mon Pleas Judga Klnkead In connection
with the suit, after the latter had been ad
vised of the filing of the petition In the
federal court, were invalid. Such orders
do not include the restraining order against
the retirement of the Hocking Valley's Ca.
000.000 preferred stock, and to-morrow at
torneys for the Hockin* will file a motion
in Judge Sat*r'« court to have this order
dissolved.
Although receivers were appointed by
Judge Kinkead, they were In control only
a few hours, a=» the Circuit Court, a state
tribunal, granted a stay until it could hear
the case. ' . ■ •
Because attorneys riled a motion of preju
dice against Judge Kinkead. the Kanawha
& Michigan case, scheduled for hearing to
morrow, will «o before Judge Char! M.
Roeers
CORPORATION IAX DELAY
Chief Justice Fuller Says Cases
Will Rp Heard by Full Bpnrh.
I\JD SPECIFIC DATF, r.FT
Tax Is Collectible on June 30
and Treasury Department
Will Act Promptly.
Washington. May 2L— Just before ad
journing to-day until next October the Su
preme Court of the United States restored
the fifteen corporation tax cases heard in
March to the docke* for reargrument before
a full bench
No specific date was s«t for the reargu
ment. As two cases, touching tha consti
tutionality of the law and its applicability
to certain organizations, have been set al
ready for the first Tuesday of the October
term, after a long list of cases previously
assigned for hearing on that date. It is be
lieved the court will advance the fifteen
cases in question tor a hearing Is the same
month
Chief Justice Fuller made the announce
ment of the restoration. "For argument
before a full bench," was the only reason
assigned for the unexpected action of the
court. The cases wer© argued on March 17
and 13 befor© eight justices. When Justice
Brewer died shortly afterward it was
thought that the cases might be restored
to the docket. The Standard Oil and the
Tobacco dissolution cases were reassigned
shortly afterward, but nothing was said
about the corporation tax cases. Inasmuch
as the tax must be paid by July 1. It was
believed the court would announce a de
cision this term.
Ths only -eason advanced for th© delay
of th© court In reassignment of th© cases
was that the court hoped It would reach
a satisfactory decision of the matter before
the summer recess and thus avoid a re
hearing.
How the court stands on the case no one
pretends to know. The only decision which
In any way approached these cases was
that in the Income tax cases. Of those who
declared th*t law unconstitutional only
Chief Justice Fuller remains on th© bench.
Justice Harlan and Justice Whlta ar© th©
only present members of the court who be
lieved the law constitutional.
The action to-day will allow Governor
Hughes of New York, recently appointed
to the court, to participate In th© consid
eration of the law. Justice Moody, who
ha* been absent from the court this year
on account of ill health, will probably nave
returned to his *eat on tfte bench by the
tlxne the cases are reargned.
Secretary MacVeagh said that notwith
standing the failure of tha court to pass on
the constitutionality of the corporation tax.
th© Treasury would proceed to collect it as
required by la». Should tha court, after
reargument, declare the tax not constitu
tional, the money collected will b» refund
ed without th© necessity of legislation, the
etatutes making ampi* provision for tsa
return of taxes paid wrongfully or in error.
Th© corporation tax is collectible on June
SO. The ■in '.l its on that account have
aggregated a trlflf In excess of $27,000,000.
while the taxes paid to data amount to
*75.£5. ;'»:; '»: VU.-
Tha Supreme Court adjourned until Oc
tober ii
INTERNATIONAL NICKEL "MELON."
The International Ntekel Company has
77>»je Farroa? Hotels
Cc ybtrr Service ■
Tbe Mount Wathinitsrs *
An'lrrtca Jr } rtee.
Trenon W'-od,. N. K.
C ipicity '..A
Crawford Hou»<»
fu.-roa. Merrill * hnn C».
FrmiKe to C-av.f.--i
Notch. N. If.
Maplewood Hotel & Cottsiss
1.. H. Ciley. »Ura?r»
I»"h!ehcn.. M«!r%e*t /
Sta-i-i. N. H.
TW W«nmb«fc & CfMf(i
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Uov. <~% A ll<v .!«• Ca.
Sui.lr Hi'!. N. If.
C*lA<.:ry 115.
Fsbyan HorM ,
Perron. M»rr!l * Karris Ca. {
Fi!>v»a. N. K. I
Capacity SCO.
Tlie Sinclair
Har-.ajpoii * M'-»u.T!r».
llrthi«hei>'. N. M.
Opacity KjO.
Mount Pleasant Hotis-
Ar.irr«>n * Prite.
Krrttoa w.»d», X . H.
C*pac:fy n.
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Tvkim. N. H. ->»
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A. I. Creair^r. Mb>»*"f
North Coo»»y. V H.
Cawc-.ty M».
btemkHoM
H. S. Murfjett. P»p.
Tiihi ii." H.
Capacity 1».
Forest HOI Hotel & Cottama
Heocrt B. Wa»rr»e!l. Prep.
Fru't H. Dar.fcrti, Maaagar
FnaconU. N. H.
Op«dry 115.
Mctxntaia View Hotne
W. F. Dorij« Saa.
WWte*e;d. V. S.
C*p»ctty MiO.
The BalHuoa
Di»»ia» Noertl Carp.
DixrO NotcX N. H-
CipacitylM.
T> Mountain Hotne
•Urroc. Merrfl! £t Bir— C«.
T*f- Moustaia. ■ H.
'JplCltv 130.
cut a "melon" for th© stockholders tn thm
shape of a 25 p«r cent cash dividend, which
has been declared out of th» accumulated
surplus of $2.35:.35 L The stockholders. bot*J
common and preferred, have also been
given the rigat to subscribe pr^ rata, at
par. to the extent of 15 per cent at their
holdings to C6T0.000 of the $WTS,COO co:=ino3
stock still in th© treasury of th- total aa
thorized issue of H2.000.000. As the co=s
mon stock is now quoted at 160 bid. l? 0
asked, this also represents a handsome
present to the stockholders. Th« rights to
subscribe expire on July 1L
GOULD BACK TO SCHOOL
Says He Got Over His Homesick
ness After Seeing Hi 3 Father.
Hartford, Conn., Ma> Edwin Gould.
Jr.. who tramped th© highways o* Connect*
cut and landed In th© station hous* of N*e»
Britain as a guest, was taken bade to Poos
fret school to-day by his father. Not th»
Ml the worse for his experience, except tor
blisters on the heels and toes, young 1 Gould
merrily departed, saying he would be glad
to set back to school. , » __
His father said that h© hoped the youn»«
ster would now give close attention to aJ»
studies, as he wanted him to pass nisi 15
his college entrance examinations. Th© lad
declared h& was homesick when h« left
school on Friday, tmi h© added that fee
thought he had got over It sine© seeing his
father.
FIRE FRIGHTENS SCOEE OF GI2IiS
Coolness of Men Workers Saves Tfcesi
from Injury After Benzine Explosion
Twenty-five girls employed m a clear.t^jr
house Ii Manhattan street were thiuma
into a panic when a fir© occurred the?*
early last evening. Th© girls ran to dif
ferent directions, and only th© efforts of
a number of men wn© were working in tb#
place at the time prevented several cf
them from being hurt
Philip Wenar was doing some drilling ts.
the rear of the stor» when th« fl1i:tt»B
caused several sparks to strike a beaste*
can. An explosion, whfen could he heard
for some distance, followed. Tha smote*
and ".re. which spread with great rapidirjr.
started th© excitement.
A passerby turned In an alarm, which
brought several fire companies to th» seen*
as well as tIM reserves of th© East 125 th
street station. The fire was <ju!ckly put
out. with a damage estimated at COCO.
ViiCHY
&LEZV&
Gout
with
Qualities
Ovntct by and hotilsd ttndtr Vi* dtrtct
control of t\* Frenc.i Covtri.-rxt.-it
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