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iioijsraw Holds Conferences at Columbu with Many State Repub? lican Leaders. FAR FROM BEING SICK MAI Cold and Cough Cause Incon venicnce, but Are Not Seri? ous?Meets Harmon at Luncheon. Columbus. Ohio, Jan "A-President Taft' second day In Ohio developed less speech making and more politics than did ?ils six :>eV,) * stop in dey? land, for many IU publicans who ?111 no? journey to the north ern pari ol tke si.'?te to weleOMS hir dropped In to-day t? have a word or tw and to add something t<> the President' growing information about political condi tlon.- here. The President spoke at :i luncheon of tin Chanber "f Commerce on pea-e, and dedl csteil the new Federal Building with . sKcrh agam-t the judicial recall, and to ni-rht was the guest of the Columbus Calf I .,,*, ?ff. ?nent ?M night In ColOmbUI BW will end bis nip to-morrow St Akron. Short v after his arrival he held a re? ep tlon im ,? local hotel, and, a? ?ordlng to Du estimate? of members of his party, mor? than Ihree thousand persons marched b* and shook his hand. Hi? MOeptfons ?t tin Chamber of Conim? rce luncheon and at to night s dinner were friendly and Die np plause was fr?quent Columbus was bus*, with a near-blizzard most of 1he day anc there were no big crowds on the Btl wat? h the Presidential party pas?*. The alarming reports as to Mr. Taft': physical condition which went out of ?'leve Und last night were denied to-day, ;?o?h b] ."?resident and by Dr. Thomas I, Rhosda th" army physician who panted Mm on ihe trip. The President snii that he was far from being a sick man. an?1 th? on'y lneon\eiilence he suffered WSi from I i- ? OUgk and the fact that his cole interfered with his sleep. Dr. Rhoads Mk thai tie PresMsal was recovering from ? bronchial attack which could be ex,??'tec to run ils ?nurse without serious conse quen.es in several days. Although hi! tratet was still hoarse, Mr. Taft spoke to day wit!, ?ess difficulty and coughed mud less Th** President arnverl in ?'olnmbus early A. I Vorya Republican National Commit teeinan, ?ame from Cleveland with him. bu r-ail there had l?ccn no political talk on th? wav or e\en at the breakfast table. 'We didn't talk politics at breakfast.' r-aiil Mr. Vorys. "Y*.'e discussed the condi? tion of our eggs." Other Republican leaders who called tr see the President ?.id not talk eggs, but poll t"s. Among them weie Congressman Tay? lor, of f?hio ; -.---.?-Congressman Charles II t'rosvenor, known in the House as "Old Plggere"; ex-Senator Dick, !.. c. Laylin, wk I is generally conceded to share the lead? ership of the Taft movement In the state with Mr. Vcrys; T.awrence. K. J.angdon. flocn leaner of the Ohio House; Malcolm Karsch iier, who has taken an active part In the "'(??.nliiatlon of Roosevelt clubs In Ohio sad msny others. Several leaders told th?" Pr?sident that the Taft forces would con? tre; tke Ohio State Central ?"ommittee b\ a comfortable majority and others sale thai the movement In his behalf was gain? ing strength. Governor Harmon, who was a luncheon guest with the President, could not escapo the political atmosphere, for when Mr. Tafl ros-? to speak, he prefaced hli address with . few (onfesslons in which he snd Ohio'? QoventOr figured, much to the delight of the diners and to the amusement of Mr. Har? mon, who apparently enjoyed jt ns much as the President. "Wren a man has been ?ravelling a boni the country as I have been doing," said th? President, "and as some ??ther executives have been doing, there a-e times when there is an unjust suspicion that the Jour? ney has other than official motivee. "Now, the advantage I have la coming tr Columbus Is tbat I am buttressed around with reasons for coming other than poli? tice. Here is a public building that hae t? be dedicated. "CJovernOr Harmon and I, because of our old and affectionate aasooiations, could no! keep sway from each other upstairs when we get within reach of each ether, even though the proprieties require that we should observe the due official relation to eat* other that circumstance* suggest, and so we had a talk, ?nd we talked politics, snd you would bo surprised to know how many subjects, personal and otherwise, we had complete agreement about, ??ui \iews of Insurgency don t differ greatly; there is little difference m detail as to persons, but as to the principle of the thing wc are ??or." Qovarnor Harmon did not continue the THE DA y /A WASHING TOJ*i |K>on> Tk? TribuM Burn,,, | Washington, January Ml DEMOCRATIC DIMENSION. -Every ef fort to prateh up th?* Irreconcilable differ batW-Md Representatives 1'nderwood and Henry ha? tailed, find the Democrats have now dcctdtld to hold another caucus next Wciin?; ?Uy night to decide, first, If a general Investigation of the all?-g?-d money trust" shall be iin<lertaken at this session, mid, MCOnd, whether, if undertaken, It shall be conducted by a special committee or by the standing Committee on Hanking and Currency. Mr. I'nderwood has about given up hope of defeating the determined purpose of Mi. jlcnry t?? compel such an Investigation, but he is insistent that at leant It shall be conducted by the standing committee of whigh U?-pr?s? ntatlve Pujo, of Louisiana. Is chairman. Mr. Henry wants to have the Investigation confined to a ?pactad committee of which, presumably, Mr. Henry would be the chairman and which would be coniposrd ?if thus?- who, In Mr. Henry's estimation, constitute the i.?ai> weights of the Democracy, but w-ho are termed by th?- Irreverent "the brain trust.'' Mr. I'ndciwood regards the entire inv? -tigatlon as unwise, and he is extrema* ly Irritated by the fact that his views would easily prevail wen It not that William J. Bryan ha? spurred his disciples into action on the subject. The persistent interference of th?1 Nebraska!) In the affairs of the House is a ?onstant o? < asion of irritation to the Alabama statesman, especially when he finds himself wholly unable to resist the Influence Ol the "Peerless leader." Many of the Democrats dread the prospect of an? other caucus, contending that these m<fl? ings only serve to emphasize the wide dif? ferences and dissensions in the Democratic ranks. DEMOCRATS FRIGHTENED There are many Democrats who are badly fright* ened to-day nt the possible results of the hasty action of the Democratic caucul in forbidding the authorisation of any battle? ships this year. The Demo? rats have no love for the navy, but already some of them have heard from horn?? In terms which Indicate that it was the height of follv to show their ? *)mo.?*lty at this ime. Demo? rats in the vtclnlt; of Norfolk have not lost time in telegraphing their pro? tests, and eome, too. ha\e rea ied Repre? sentative Fitzgerald. Some of the Demo? cratic Senators have pointed out to their colleagues In the lower chamber that it was most unwise to take the actlr.n which marked last night's cam us, and the House tendera thcmscl-.es realize that there is considerable likelihood that the sentiment in favor of maintaining an adequate navy may assume euch proportions as to over? rule the decree of the caucus For in f-tance. it is pointed out that of the four? teen Democratic members of the N'aval 'Affairs t'ommlttee at last night's caucus eight \oted against the Purnett resolution prohibiting any battleships Should these same Democrats decide to disregard the mandate of the caucus and vote with the Republicans, the naval bill would unques? tionably contain provision for at least one battleship, and were such a bill brought in it would probably carry, despite the op? position of the Democratic leaders. The anxious leaders are now more than half, disposed to bring the subject again before a epucua, probably that to be held next Wednesday, and there to rescind the ac? tion of last night, as it la believed this would be less subversive of party disci? pline and would reflect less discredit on the majority than to have the caucus de? cree overruled by a coalition of patrlotlo Democrats and Republicans BTBBL BILL PROTESTS.?Th? Demo? crats are also greatly disturbed over the flood of protests against the steel tariff bill which 1? pouring Into the Capitol. The numerous manufacturers of tools, minor mach'nery, sewing ma< hlnes, et?., in Ohio are panl^strlcken at the thought that the Democratic bill may become a law, and are telegraphing their protests to Repu bit? ans and Democrats alike. Furthermore, a dele? gation of ?orne twenty manufacturers of this class of goods came to Washington to? day and camped at th*? Capitol, imploring ?Senator? to save them from the Democratic bill. The Republicans cannot but regard the situation w)th a certain degree of equa ! nimity, f??r Ohio 1?- e?=re. ?ally hard hit with the Preslilent sp?aklng there in p.rt of the tariff policy of this admlni lion and tke Oblo manufa? turers pi*' that th-y he saved from Ihe liem*- l*atl the Insurgents, it is a reasonable as-1 tion that Insurgency in Ohio will fade Inslgnlncanoe ?mi thai all talk of an Taft <lrlc(*a'.iolSfl<.tii that state will SOt shown to be ridiculous. The RepoW Senators are dcteimined to liKht the bill to the last ditch. Senator ?um purposes to make a light for his own but sime he declare?! hlmsilf an aspi for the Presidency It is improbable the will receive much assistance from Sen l.a Kollette. Benatof Reed, of Miss? gave notice to-day that In* would niov instruct the Finance COMMlttee to re lark the -tr.?; hill almost immediately. he docs not change his mind he will c: an immediate tariff debate of l?n*<' pro lions. II Is probable thai bad the 1?? iratic members of the Ways aii'l M? Committee given mor.? consideration their subject they wf.uld not have brou In a Mil Which would prove s?> dlSSStrOU a large number of Ainsi I? an manufaci ??rs. but In tl.'ir hast?' to "put Hie l'r .'uni m a kola" th. y did not allow ih? selves time for n aturo ?lelihcrallon. snd iiitif ation.-. pre that they i>a\?? put th? eetvi s in a hols of fsr dejepei propo tl lhan they supposed they had dug for Pn dent Taft. I > T l > HAV BREAK FAITH! The I bill, ss Introduced In the House vent day, le a serious ?.?sappolntinent to I War Depsrtment. Most of tiie comp mise<> Secretary Btlmson euppoasd he h obtained faiie?! to appear In the compte! messurs, while ? number regarding whl the War Department was noi consul! ami to which ii la opposed have been I sorted, The five-year enlistment pro ??ion. which Secretary B maon and I advisers regard as moni i iwlsa, is ? talned, hikI iln?ie is m? provision for a l serve corps, Which th??>' regard ?.*< lilil? important In fact, in Its report the II; committee elludea with considerable aa ?asm to llie reserve ? orps proposition was uiideistood that Chairman Hay hi agreed to the recommendation that the pr posed general supply corps, whliii won Include the gusrtermaster's, ??ommissai and pay departments, should be head? by a brigadier general, but the hill pr? \ides thai this place shall be filled by major general. The number of officers l reduced by for! v. and ihere Is provlsi" for ?me less major general, which does nr meet with the approval of th?* Wsr P? pat tn em Another provision which i serlSUSl) upponeri ?'. one which wnul ?redil officers with .vet \ ne nuls from Ih time of their being commissioned as se* ond lieutenant?. Thla would reduce th pay of all offices from S6 to tfin a mont I Secretar?. BtlHttSOn declined to discuss th measure to-day, but Will prepare an opin ion Which he will submit to the Presiden before .??ndlng It t?> ?'ongres? FT! M PON S POLICT There is a K"n< deal f?f inisappr. Inn-ion of the poll? > of tin Becrstary of War With regard lo the ni o lltlon of obsolete army posts Mat Jumped to the conclusion that Secretar] .--tini-on was seeking legislation provtdini for the abandonment of the poets cnuui? t ated in his recent reply to a House resoln* tlon. That is not the case, in his am lal report Bscretary Btlmson referred t.? thi general policy of redistributing the troop.? St strategic points. This lc? t to the Intro? duction of u resolution callln?,- on hi in for specific Information as to the plan refer i i to. it was in reply te thai resoiatlo he outlined the policy, not only 1 congress Is entitled to know what the tary authorllles regard as the proper policy lo be pursued, but in order that, us, from time to time, auch srraj posts may ... aban? done?! -which can be ?lone without an <ilV authority from ? ?.nsres.? It may be understood that the War l?.-p?irtm< nt i? working to a carefully thought oui pian which has for Its obje, t souiy ti?e ineraassd effieiency and moro economical admlatatra Sf the arms. When this pan will |?e '-arried into effe? t is purely s matter of ion je. ?nue, i ut sui-h steps as sr?. taken with the approval of the Secretary of War aill | M In harmony with It. ?; ?, n. confession. He did not have an oppor tunlty. ?????? ?****??gfm - ??? - STIMSON SUSPENDS INCREAS1 _ Panama Railroad Rates Unchangec Until February 16. Washington, Jsn. 30.? B ?se re tar y ptirnser to-day postponed the operation of pro posed increased freight rates over the rar.atna Railroad m,d its steamship line from N>w Yoik to colon until Feb? ruary 18. The rates were InCWiatd beegi.se Colonel Gocthals had reported that canal construc? tion was greatly delayed by the amount of heavy freight thrown on the Panama Ua?road. Colon*-! ?ioethals will be In Washington soon and Secretary BthMon expects ?o l>e in possession of much addi? tional information by Februar?.* li g SUNDAY'S NEW-YORK TRIBUNE Mailed anywhere in the United State? for $2.50 a yesr. Every Hour To Philadelphia From 6.00 A. M. to 10.00 P. M. week-days. Eleven two - hour trains. Twenty-seven other trains. Ample service Sundays. Through Trains No Ferries Kvery train runs from the heart ol the hotel district, one Mock from Broadway, easily reached by elevate?! and surface lines from the residential section- -the Pennsylvania Station ..eventh Avenue and Thirty-second Street Ibrcci connection from llud?"*! Terminal. C?.rtlandt, Dey .ind Church Street?, bj Rapid Traniil Klrctnc trains at iMfcuti mately the Sam* Time. See tune table. Telephone "Madiaon Square 79-00" Tickets will be delivered at home, h"tel <?r oftice on request. PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD 'CHILD BUREAU DISCUSSED ?Senator Bailey Attacks Intelli? gence of Women. Washington, Jan "f* The proposal for n Children'? Bureau In UM Department *t mere? nn<i Laboi to invest?ante and 1 report on all matten ?ffeetlng tb<- wotfare of | hildren trgg dlSCUSSed In th? ?Senat? I to-day without action The vote will he i taken befor.? I S'clSCh to-moi row. Senator <'allliiK*r 0?9posed the bill as [contemplating ?? un?.?iTunte?) Intrusion I Into private aif.ru*.->. Il? ?-.-"i thei r? i mad? by h child labor bureau a f?-w year? ago revealed nothing ?rom? than the I "turkey nm la rssjue la Washington Clt> Mr. lle.biirn attacked it .**** I di-crlmi ? nation against II ? pooi. mul Soi utor < >\? r 1 RUUI ? alled It unne? ??s?<:.| l '?Senator lloke Smith, of (?eorRia. mini? his maiden Speech in support ot the bill .lie de?'iareii it wool* be oi voai b u'fl? t?> ? i hlldien without interfering with ?tat? I rights. Senator Hnilev attributed tie f>nj>iil?*i } itv of the hill to the inlluence of women. "'The more a woman knows about the j thlntce ?h?* oucht to know," h? said, "the j less ?he knows about thlnas we are doing ! h'-re." ?Senator 8tone characterized the Mil as I inquisitorial an?l Involving unlimited ex? penditures ff-nntor Korah. author of Ihr hilt, fAiil \ ipe b'ireau waa ns much warranted at* many of the ?exlstlna ?ovo-rnrncnt ofTt? er-*. o LORIMER ENDS TESTIMONY "Fairly Lively" Chicago Cam? paign Would Cost $10,000. ?"?Vaahlnis'ion. ?'an. M, With a dSSt rlption of Ma pail lu ?litttliihiliiiK olll? ea In hi? section of < hlcHgo, lenatSC l^oilmer to (Ihn en<icd Ins testimony befor?* the Inv-astlggttng rrmmlftpe. Sonntor K?*rn had Insist ?Hi that h?** should te}\ of fh<- ?*S|?olls system ' In iiiinoi.- Air Lorimei < i in?, t? >i thai ? can di?lat^ for Congrega ooubl ?oikIiki a "Yairl) lively' campaign, with brass ban? : Usine and m.?lllnsr. for It'i.^iO Tho salary o) ?'on cress men is now tl.UH, and was for? tnr-tls ti.Ojtl. SUGGEST TAX ON EDITORIALS German Ambassador Speaks at Press Club's "Hobby Night." Washington. Jan. M Th?* annual hobby night" celebration ?>f the National Prt - t lub was held this evenlnii. Beeretarj Knoi talked about the arbitra tinn treatic? .*?n?i world pence Hi? v were reflected by Count von D?rg?tu|ff. th German Amfc-aaaadei The amhaanad-or flealt BWre parti? ulailv with n- nrspaper retadlngi sasiu^ thai perbapa |i might i>? Inter foi MriOU? KOveriiin??nts "to In a special tax en editorial articles'* t<- pre PtgtA futu**? ?enetatlons from getting '?"? ?*,uc-h In the habit .?f hSVtgf their opinion* formed foi them ' a PENSION BILL IN HOUSE Carries $152,579,000 and Abolishes Seventeen Agencies. Weehlnicton. Jan V* The pension ap? propriation hill. carrying |15?.a7'>,*Vin for the -on-iing fiscal year, was reported to the Houm to-d.iv. ?n?i de.bate nraa immediately begun, *!*he hi I would elim?nate seventeen branch eeitaion agenclea at an eatlmatgd avtng <?f -t a ?ear l?ctnocratle leader? d' I i<.-dn\ that thf>* were ?l?-i< rn>u,? ?l I to abandon th? m. HILL ATTACKS DEMOCRATS Denounces Their Action in Rush? ing Steel Bill Through. [rrorc Th" Tribune Bureau I Waahlngton, Jan. ?.-Kot obtsinlng ?>n opportunity t?. apMk when Oat Democrats rushed through the atMl hill under ihe ?gag rule" yesterday. Representative Hill, of I'onnecticiit. to-ds ? arraigned the pur? pose of the Democratic House to report and (MM tariff revision h?ls without scien? tific Information. Mr. Hill sp**?-"- -" *??** general debate on tin* pensi***** a,?proprla tlon Mil and gave the majority a ??ad quarter ?f an hour. Mr. Hill at talked first that section of the steel bill putting sewing machines on the free list, which permits the fire Importa? tion of finished parts made by ?heap labor abroad and which wotil?! convert the I'nited .Slates Ititoaniere assembly shop." In the absence of chairman I'ntlerwood and other Demoi-raii?* members Of the Ways and Means Committee, Representa? tive Fitzgerald, who says l^e Is not a tariff export, allenipl'i tO Justify Oat D?mocratie I *.?ilion, and made sad work of It. Mr. Hill for. ed Mr Fitzgerald to acknowledge that he had not even read ihe report of Ihe Tariff Hoard on the wool schedule, The minority howled its approval as ihe Now York tnemlier retreated under the rapid? llre questions of the Connecticut Repre g< ntatlve. "Why do you not bring In a hill covering a rabie? i on which you now have a lentlfl?' data?the wool aehsdule?" Mr. mil de? manded. "Why bring In this steel Mil. screed upon over night, without healings. without Inforniallon rmrt without regsrd for the vas! Industries nff."'tol by it? i advise ihe Democratic side to slop playing poNtlca and get down !o business, In fairness t" I ie people. Hie Pr?sident and the lndustti? of this country," .?aid Mr Hill. He de? hired that the President would be derelict In his duty If he did not demand scientific Information on the half-baked bill Which IbS Democratic House thtends to send to the White Housa. BRANDEIS ON STEEL WAGES Saiys They Are Less than Cost of Living in Pittsburgh. Washington, Jan .10.-That ?W per cent of the employes of the I'nited Pta??s Hied idiporarlon In the Pittsburgh district earn less than th?* actual cost of living of Ihe average American family 1n that etty was a calculation made nt the steel hearing to? day by LasBfa D. Ftrandeis. "The Assraclated <',iarttle.a of Plftahureh have '"onipuled Hie < ?is: of bare existence of a family of a husband, a wife and three children In thai city a!. frm," ssld he ? tu working: twelve hours a day, Hi days a rear, ? per cent of Ihe pfee] workers there earn $1 .'-0 less Ihan the amount actually re? quired fu-- the bare cost of living." "How about other Industrie-/ which paj an average of 10 ccn?*? an hour'"' SSksd 1' A Peed, ? oiin*?i f.?l the H|ee| ? orporatlon "We are rr't i . '.. . vr?at \ our n?lgh Tliey are n??t under Investigation. you are," replie?! Mr Brand?is. Mr. Brand?is t-ald that In ten xtnra th? Ft? ?1 ?'orporatlon had taken from the ?.maricas people HIO.S0S.000 m e?, ?*ss of a liberal profit on Its Investment? e AMERICAN CLAIMS TALMYRA Sovereignty Over Island May Be Sub? mitted to Arbitration. aVsshii ftton, .Ian H The I nlied .?-ta.e' ati'i Great Britain may have to aubaaii io itional srMtratlan the question of gut) over Palmyra island, m the Pacific Ocean, There is every reason to he lleve thai the ?tata Departmsnf ?in r??* ?. alt. nipt ef a lltitish s?, ndk ate .-r of the l?rl'i?h government to a ?Se if tO\: it) over Ihe Island ?iov.ri.n? Kraar "f Hawaii to-dsv In? formed th?*. department Un?! tho Island i *'l lens* h'*en )n the *Meeesa|On of .ludre flenrv SO|xr, Of th" Hawaiian Hupreine i'oiirt, ,ii tue ed o? ? i the r* port thai Oreal Britain araa aaout lo a-lalm title. iii.? rtrpartnteni has undertaken a?i ?? . llgatlon win? ii 'ins ?'own ihst, anile e> - ?-how ihe IvUi'il I?, he Hi It ? ? ? i of r* inn? Ration in ]ft*r b) ? 'ap ? ? gunboat f*orm*>rsni I ?iad pretrtouslv ?i*. n annaxed to ih.' Hawaiian kingdom Is 11*1 arnl the rom? misai? n ai ? ? Inte?, h* ft? I? ? \f KlnUy ? lo lake mrr the HxwaH.in l-la??'! . ed ." the I'nited Htalu m .rat fear, ?H) in? i d? i lain?, m lelaad ss part of Hawaii a LA FOLLETTE ANTI-TRUST BILL. w.?.. hingt? Ina ." Bei ?? m La l'on? 'te I? da) i' ntt'.'i ? . I hl antl t: us! MU <?f last .-? - i. ko?,lalnns lo t re iiibir the government from buying from im*-?? and forfeiting psienis on artl? I? , manufacturad i?? ?i "ais LAWMAKERS WERE ALARMED Accident to Empire State Ex? press Stirs a Protest. Albanj Ian M Six Assemblymen I I natoi s " wert on .h? Empire Stam at trail? of 111" Neu York 1'inli.l!. viii.ii v,a- <iii??\.?i an hour an?! eighteen mlnutei ti-ii i*hHses thlo morning b] ? broken trucb senl ;> telegram to w i" '. ? ? ,.f ? ii?. . . r,t ral, in vit l nie u. ii'ioii to these fad ' \ft?r the bresklng of Ih? | uch on n??* dln?*i ?' Hi? Umpire tn-d?iv. ?ae?.er?'h ?- , Ing the <??*>-. n i""k four algasia <>r hi ie;i*pt .-,i signalling, t-for?* ih, engineer ? i familias to ?op the tram. ali|<*h t' ?veiled at least two mil?a s? full speed :,ii. i the scddenl iii- Is the ? ??? omi u< .lient t.? Tuesdsy'a Empire within tun weeks This ?sj< -lgne.1 bv Assemhl?, men .-.rooks. Rennedy, Kopp. icIUIferdeclMr, Heiiev a??d irf-ni and Senator Duhaassl io ni.ii. Mr. I a .ok? ?aid he ??as availed <n b) William .1 l-'rii.p, general superln? feiirVi t of the N>w Xnrk ?'entrai aim w.is i*?-ni to him h\ Mr H roan Tlie 0IH elials of the load Will ?omlu. ? an ni.*.i||rv int?, lb.? ?n. It. r A loose plank a? a crossing ?.roke trt.eka on the eaf? rar sud g ?hair <ar. Hnd |i aecassari to stop the exprosa *n\ rui < two ?ii sbled ?-.'?i - Ko.i m a ? in Jvred a WANTS "MONEY TRUST PROBED Bryan Says Democrats Opposing It Are Not To Be Trusted. Ill Telgpaph ?o iii? Tiit.iine ) i.m..-?.ui. Neb.. Jan 10. Deelaring thai I'.'i'm stk msmhsn of tin national h ?rhe ?. i. opposing u?e "iniMiaj hum" in asstlgation ?.e not to i?.. trusted, wiuiam Jonniilgg Bryan urge? Repreaeotativ" Hani*. ?o go on lu Ih?. foi tin tuning li-htie of his "Commoner," under the beading "Immedi? ate a? lion la Kscegegry," Bryan saya Desporsts efforts me now being made bji tiie eg? nt- of Hie "moiies irust t*. pi. ?. nl Hie proposed lnv?*StigSllon of Ihsf trust In ihe I?.'iii?.' rath House of Repreaenta? ll vea. Repeseantatlve Robot*! i? Henry, ?ho has led Ihe ?ghl In favor of thl* In? .. situation, has in his possession .1. men lar y evidence "bowing ihe estraorrit nsry ?ray in which the "money trust" magnatSS exert their pouei, nIoiMIhk off the sources ??f mon? y sccommodatlona no" only In tliis ? ?>'? n?i v bul in foreign Unan? <ial markets Messis rnder-A-ood. l.li'ieton and other false lead* is save SbJOcted to tins Investigation l,ei l>nin..?*iatH <??. r\ where wlie Ihelr ?'ongrrsHiiien lo mpporl Mi Henry In the "mon.-' trust" Investl aallcNi MERGER BILL STIRS DEBATE Mbnnv, Jan Jft - The Mura*, hill permit ilnr, Ih? Hierein? of ?orporailfina and al lowina, the "merger" to take a new name or Ihe usine of either of Us eomponent part?*, brought on the Aral real debate of the session In Ihe Assembly to-rtoy, hut In spite of strenuous opposition by A. J. I^e\ y the bill passed. *S to S Mr Levy said that If the hill became ? law . orporailons would "**ggMe after mid? night, In the dark," and 'hat merchant? ?h?? deal with corporations would wake up some niornlns and find the firm that owed them mon? y operating under another name. "And the) have DO redress iin?ler our . lie COntlnned. He declared the lull would iegailsi Ira t making. NEAR SINGLE TAX IDEA Congestion Commission Bill Worries Legislators. REAL ESTATE PANIC FEARED Opponents of Radical Measure Say Mortgages Would Be Foreclosed Forthwith. f H> TVlotftaph to The Tribune. 1 Albany, Jan, r>n.-A bin which win un-1 ?loubtfdly cause a lively fight where parly lines will be lost la that of the New* Vork City Congestion i 'ommleslon -gradually de ? rca>lng the tax on Improved property and adding it to land and unimproved property. The meneur? was introduced by ??sseinMy nina Brook? and Senator T. I>. Sullivan, and It is expecfod that licarlngs <>n It will soon he held in New Vork City. The bill follows In modified form the single tax thenry advanced by the late H'-nry fieorgo in "Progres? and Poverty.'* At a meting of ; he Assembly ? *lt ie? I om mlfte,. tills afternoon Jlr Kiooks rea?! I t*e tj? i?--1 from the Congestion Comital?IW1 thai hearing? be hci.i in Now v??ru City, ttng the committee decided first to confer with the Senate Cities Committee. If the hearings am givfii in New York they .'in he before loth commtttee?. Th*? Assembly committee ? such hearings, but will first have to net a resolution through the Assembly. Th?-* bill has already around much tiitorr-<t here, but irost iinmhcr? hefore committing themst.lv.s nay that they ?ant to study the propoeltlon more thoroughly. Bven .Mr. Urooks. one ?*f the introducer.-?, ?ay? that while ho favor? the measure In a giticral w.i\ h? Intends to look carefully Into Its pOMlMe effects before acting on It. As? semblyman Andrew f. Murray, on the ! oth'T hand, has ?ome out ?'tnphatlrally against It "The purges? of the Mil," he ?aid, is to relieve congestion In New Vork City, but I don't believe that It will change the pres? ent condition In the slightest. However tba tax la divided, any man will build on hi* property when ?m value warrants It and when transportation facilities are inch that If is easy of ac?*c*js, and not until then. "This measure would Impose an ur burden on the holder.-? Of unoccupied prop? erty, and the only effect It will have on the situation in New York will he to CUttSC ? real estate pani?-. In nearly c\ery mort? gage that Is beM m New Vork City there is ? clans? that the mortgage fall*? duo at any time that the Legislature change? the taxation law.? And I know that the I minute thi? bill become.- la-v the large | majority of mortgage holder? win demand that they he raid. The title guar.int.e companies and, In fa?t. ail the money Interest? are again?! this measure because tt would depr. the value of property. I hrllexe that the ens^tlng of the Sullivan-Rro?k? bill woul?l bring about an appalling situation, su? h a-? New York < Itv has seldom aspSrleiMed." l FOLLOWS HOTCHKISS'S IDEA Bill In to Make Insurance Head's Salary $10,000 a Year. | By T? I? graph m Th? Tribun?-. I Albany, .ian. Si? In ?rrordans? with wo? ommendatlons whl* h Superintendent Notch l(lS? Ol the Insurance Department has an? nounced he win make in his annual report, Senator T. D. Sullivan to-day Introduce?! a bill Increasing the annual salary of the Superintendent of Insurance from $7.OK) to $10,000 n year. Mr. HotchklM said that he felt at liberty to mitke such a recommenda? tion, as his term expires next month and he Is not a candidate for rcappointment. The bill also provide? that the three-year term of the Superintendent shall begin on July I succeeding his appointment and that a vacancy shall he filled only for the remainder of an uncxpired term. I'nder this measure the definition of Insurance Is greatly broadened and the insurance law I? made applicable to all persons, partner? ship*; associations and societies operating as Lloyds intorlnsnrers or individual under? writers, whereas the law now applies only' t?. corporation? authorised by law to make insurance. A concurrent resolution to permit three fourths of B Jury t?> give a verdict was j Introduced by AssemMymnn Adler, of Mon roe County. The purpose of the measure Is | to do aw?y with ihe many ?ilsagreemcnts of juries. JOHN F. O'BRIEN'S FIRM SUED State Seeks to Recover Alleged Losses on Coal Supplies. Alhan". Jan. **X?Attorney Ceneral <"ar mody has begun an a?-tlon again; t a former ?Secretary of State, John F O'Brien, and Ceorge C. Kollonrg. a ? ?--partnership, engaged in business under the name of the Dock and ?'oai Company, of Plsttstntrg, to recover about $i".,Cu0 for alleged false and fraudulent clslma presented and paid for ?oai furnished at ?Union and Sing Sing misons. Commlaatoner? Osborn nnd Van Kennan reported to ftovernor Dit that the Dock an?l c?ial Company contracted to furnish pea COal for Clinton Prison, but was per? mitted to substitute buckwheat coal, a cheaper grade, although it was hilled and paid for s? pea coal. They asserted that this company was permitted to substitute trate coal for eg****- ,-oal at Sing Sing Prison. FUND TRANSFERS LEGAL Court of Appeals RmIcs Against Private Depositories. Albany, .Ian 30.?The preeent policy of keeping court and trust funds in public to. atend of private depositories was upheld by the Court of Apr*"-''^ to-day. in IM UM I/-xi Ma ture authorized the State Controller to apply for an order transferring any court funds from any bank or trust company to the treasurer of Ihe pioper county, or in New York City to the City'Chamberlain. In accordance with this law th?*- sta*-? ?ontroller obtained an onler to transfer certain of these funds from the New- Vork Life and Trust Com? pany, of New York, t?i the City Chamhcr The company ?viestinned the validity of _* 77* Avoid Typhoid! Dr. Oiler toys: ''Infr? tion of water is unquestionably the most comnwn mode of conveyance." 75 # cf Life'? ill? may he ?ttriWuted to impure drinking water. Drink Still Rpck Water A Delifhtfut. UnrhjriH Wjier f>rm tk? tgggM Wbite Roclc Sprui-. Wiulc-nbt. V _., ?, t. ^ AtU^n<Grix?m.Druciii-j.R?t?uuruU'kC?rfw "I tlie order, on th? ground that the person* interested In the several funds should hav? been brought Into court so that tht ?on,. pany might be discharged from all liability to them. Attorney Qeneral Carmody con. tendeil that this waa not necessary, and hit position now has been sustained by t!*ie Court of Appeals. a PLAN TO BLOCK INCOME TAX Legislature Asked to Repeal Resolution Favoring United States Levy. I My Tel'SMpli lo TM Tribun? | Albany. Jan SO. In f-pite of the faut -Jtet last year the Legislature adopted a resolu? tion approving the proposed ln?-orn* tax amendment to the federal i "institution, this question is a?aln to be thrashed nut during the present session. Assemblyman Ilinman. of Albany, to? day Introduced a resolution rescinding the action of the I/cglslature last >ear Th?, new resolution carries out the i?l<-a of the?? who are opposed to an income tax at this time, and those who, while favorlna ths income tax principle, object to the par tlcular amendment submitted to the stet? by Congr?3se. The question has arisen as to e bether g state may recall or rescind a resolution approving a constitutional amendment It Is expected, however, that It will be lestH In the courts -houid the Legislature ad?>?*pt the resolution. Mr. Hlnman --aid that th-? matter might be taken to th? courts on the failure of the Secretary of State to permit the stale to withdraw Us flrst resolution, or it mtght be tested by a taxpayer when an effort ?*? as made to collect an Income tax Tt !? believed that should New- York formally ?hange its position it would lave th? ef? fect of preventing other mi?m from (t'vlnj the neoe^ary approval. Before an amendment to the federal ?"on stltutiou hcomes effective it munt he ratifl?d by the legislatures of three.fourth? of all the ?fates. ? TO MOVE TO NEW STORE. Lewis & Conger Mil remove tomorrow their i ousefurnlshlng warerooni* from their present site, in Cd street, which the/ have occupied f<->r twenty-one ream, tttv new building constructed by th?m a* tfth street and Sixth avenue. The new bulto ing will give I^ewli A Cotiser doubl? th? eapsctty <*t their old ?tore. All IN in terior conveniences, Including a Ullr.*' par lor. have been provid-d $^f(%Mlfc<?rL TO present a better February Furniture Sale than even our friends expect us to, is setting about as high a standard as we know. But we are ready to let you see how well we have planned and how great is the helpfulness of this event. We have made ready all these stocks on four great floors, classified them, tagged them with the February tags and have set aside? Today as a Day of Courtesy and Inspection Come at your leisure, wander about these four galleries, compare, ask questions?see whether we have builded as well as we have planned. While today is intended entirely as a day of courtesy?when one may look around without thought or suggestion of pur? chase, arrangements have been made by which orders can be placed to be tilled tomorrow. For the convenience of our patrons who may like to come in family parties, we shall begin today in the Restaurant, Eighth Gallery, New Building, the service of the Old-Fash? ioned Luncheons at 50c. Children with parents will be served at half. The February Furniture Sale Opens Tomorrow, February 1st Men's Suits, Overcoats, Raincoats and Trousers At Half Price Sounds rather attractive, doesn't it? Well, that will be the situation beginning this morning, regarding all the men's clothing left from last season. Winter suits that had been $16.50 to $35, just hall ; fancy overcoats, storm coats, staple black and Oxford over? coats and raincoats that |iad been $16.50 to $30, just half ; young men's blue suits had been $16.50 to $22.50, just half; men's worsted trousers had been $5 to $10, just half. This is all WANA MAKER CLOTHINC, from our regular stocks of last season. We shall assemble it in its various groups for ready selection. Today is the day, HALF! BURUNOTOM Arcade floor, Ken- Bul.rlln?. Imported Silver-Plated Ware 1 larked One- Third 'Below Former Trice* February 1st turn! a now leal in the Sil? verware Store. Many new pieees are ?*om inj; in, anil some articles wbdM room we need must hurry away before their arrival. Ilrucc new prices of one-third less on ??****%* \crv desirable and beautiful pieces, stich as sherbet sets, berry sets, egg sets, breakfa-t BCts, cordial sets, trays, tankards and similar pieces. Former Prices, $11.SO to $?55 'Present Trices, $8 to $100 Silverware Store, Main fWr, Old Buildin? JOHN WANAMAKER -Formerly A. T. Stewart & Co.. Broadway. Fourth Avenue. Eighth to Tenth Street.