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THE SUN, FRIDAY, MAY 21, 1915.
MAYORS OFFER NEW HOME RULE PLAN Want to Amend Own Olinrtcrs Gen.'Wotherspoon Would McrffO DopnrtmfntH. PARDON HOARD UROKD. Amiavt. Mny 50. John Iorit O'llrlsn of Buffalo Introduced a proposed amend ment to th Constitution to-day which would provide for home r.ile for cities, Thl amendment provide for new n,f.trtr..t rilrlo to tRke tho plac of i municipal article to uko mo th present Arucin ah. im the numher of Senators and Assem- It was prepared by a sub-committee blymen and the meetings of th Leg-Is- of tha State Conference of Mayors, of l.-iture are concerned. This resolution . r .- t rnrtmrailon wnt ovr until nt week, when It will which Arthur I.. Andrews. Corporation br0URht up or pftJlslcB. Counsel of Albany. Is chairman Tho vice-l'resldent Jacob Oould Bchur- other members are Mayors Mltchel of man of the convention to-day Introduced v.. York Hums of Troy. lMeerlon of , proposed amendment reducing from New York, nurns 01 iro. i h , nft..one , lwenlv.four th numb,r ot llochester. Corwln of .Sen-bunch, l-ennon Mtflt0 .un..tor. and providing that six of Yonkers, Nelson of llornell and llrecn of the new Senators shall b elected of Watertown. rtnbcrt H, Itlnkcrd and t larKe from the Htata. ;.- , , V a it of vw York citv Cor- s" fnr ,,s ls novn. this Is an ab Walter T. Arn.lt of Now ork clt. (.or ,,,,.,. nfVf tfMxiTit ,n Amerlcn poratlon Counsel Krank I- I'olk and imv bodies," said Mr. 8churman. "Tha Deputy Corporation Counkd H. J. Itosen-1 universal rule ha been to have mem- eohn assisted the committee In the work jlof both branches oMhe Legls.atur. or drafting. The amendment ptves cities the rlRht lo frame, adopt and amend their own charters without coltiK to the Leclsls ture. It doprlxes ihe l.cKlsluture of tho power to pass local laws. This will not only put uti ciul to charter tinkering In tha LcKlslaure. but it win kho mc i makert mote time to consider in.it cis nf Statewide concern. The provision docs not alter In any way the power of the LcsisUture to enact general legislation applicable tn the entire Stato concerning hucIi nut ters as health, civil service, elections, debt limits, and so on. City AImiv County. In cltlra Including more than or.e county, such us Now W-k city. It extends the authority of tin- city over the county. The general effect of the amendment would bo to reverse thu present presumption that a cl y has no power not expressly conferred This proposal will ho r.itlllfd by tho State conference of M.ijors which meets at Troy on June 1. The cities committer of the convention when It begins Its hear ings will hac before It In addition to this proposal three other proposed revi sions and that or the Murdrum! (lovern ment Association, which will bo Intro duced r.ext week. The establishment of a great State engineering department, to which all State departments could turn when they wanted construction work or any n- rlety done, was recommended to the . committee on Htato olTlctrs by (len. , Wothen-poon, State Superintendent of Public Works. uen. otherspoon sain ne woum in cludo In this department the Sta.e Kn glncer, the Superintendent of Public Works, the Slate llighwny Commis sioner, the State Architect and the State Superintendent of Building He believed a reduction of 33 per cent. In the rnt of thrn denartments could he made under such a system. He said that as far as he could ere theie Is "no lioieinor's Hti.wr was taken to mean Indication of fraud, cuift.or collusion" ' lh.it the bill would ho Included in the on the canal work. He believed that .i omnibus veto, which Is made up of toll rate for the canal would procure measures which dl automatically at sufficient money to operate It and still tho expiration of the thirty day period, permit the can.il to m.i.ntaln Its regu- It was expected that Warden Ostwrne atlve function over railroad freight f Shu Slug would appear for the urH. r,tes I since he was credited with being one of ! Its ardent supporters, but he failed to Of I'sr In Wnr Time !l,ut ln '" appearance or send a repre sentative. The Superintendent In reply to a nurs- ncf(,re the hearing Frank n. Ijrd. tkn sold that In case of med thu United iiovemor'a lejr.il adviser, listened States submarines and torpedo beat , fr ome xmf t the story of a my.v destroyerx could b sent to the great i rri,i, woman who favored the approval lakes through the li-irge canal. 1 nf the bill. Ho refused to give her Oen. Wntherepoon also had a sugges- nstrnn, nnd It was said that her hu tlon for tl.o utilization of tho water ,.,nii, who Is a convict, would benefit power wasted tit each of thu canal locks inim Ihe measure If It were signed when no boale are being locked through, He thought electric power could he gen erated to charge storage batteries, which could be placed on bojts and used to operate electric motors to propel the boats. Ilatterles could be shifted nt each of the locks whenever they ran down, tho Superintendent thought. I'nriloii lloiird I rueil. Tile estiiir.lsMin nt of a St ite 'msrd of pardons to ril..e the ijivinuir of the burden r i.nitltu p.mlrms and commutation was sugKisttd by Louis .Marshall or New York in a proposed amendment to tho Constitution. The Governor rccelvon an nveiage or 760 applications for executive clemency h year, and acta personally on about one half of this number. Mr. Marshall be lieves a imriloii hoard could Co cue- tully Into every case and recommend to the (Iovernor whut action should be taken. , Theologlcnl Seminary, wa elected mod- Mr. Marshall also Introduced a reso- j orator of the Presbyterian General As lutlon requesting the (Iovernor to fur- aemhly this afternoon. Dr. Stevenson's nlih the convention with u statement of ' election came on the second ballot Two ths number of such applications now I others In the field against him were the pending, the number filed In the last , jW rr. George H. Stewart, president fifteen years, the number granted, and f Auhurn Theological Seminary, and other detall of the work. tno nev. Dr. Cornelius It. Steffens of -me Den men wouiu on lo continue the parole hoard with the proposed par don board," Mild Mr. Marshall. "Mem hers of this hoaid . ould visit the prls oners, give liear.ngs and make encli case the (.object of prompt ami ari ful consideration I myself applied for a pardon for a man a year and a naif ago and never have hnnl from It." He declared that there are il.iinn pris oners who should be pardoned or have their sentences commuted "If a Governor should consider all the clemency applications made to him he could do nothing else." said Mr. Mar shall, "He uillt either neglect Hi i-e applications or his other dm i s Whv, Oov. Hughes told mn th.it heforo hn 1 anemim. ... reached a conclusion In the Clieite r 1 h or two days the Judicial committee Olllette case, the sung man who k'lled has been In secret session, hut nothing a fjlrl In the Ailli-oml.M'ks. he had to has been heard In open dl'ctisslon of the read a re-cord of S.ium p.iucs over twice. I t'nlon Theological Kemlnnry matter. There seems onlv mm nnswvr to this The committee on educational policy problem a board of pardons" will report on Monday, nnd Ihe Union At the (iovernor' ofri'-p It was s.ild niHtter probably will be handled In that that prnctt.-.illv the- onh nppllc.itioiiH ' report. The ousting of .1. Krnest Mr tn go before the (Iovernor are th.io or .Weo, secretary of the Hoard of Home the first offender. j Missions of New York city, Is nnother Tin- S.ool n.....llM lfil) Sll'lll, The eduintloii i-ouiinlttcn was urged to favor n declaration In Ihe Constitu tion that the i-iliu-.itioii of the i-hlHieii of the Htnte shall be .1 Slate, polii y, 11 being argued that nt the preeent tune local Influences destroy tho cfTectlvi ness of the Hiiiool system Edward Mandtll nf the Men Teachers Association of New York deiiared that Comptrolli-r l'n mlergaM "had helped In 11 large n" iur. to destroy the a. -Hon of he New York Hoat d of IMuculon." ' Peter rtonov-in. n dclegato from The Bronx, said there was a similar con tllct bet wen tho Honrd or IMucutlnn and the Rnaul of IIMImne In The Hrnn 1 "Thousands of children are running I wild In th" strict ln-'itoso there arn not seats In tin- liools." dei-lan-d Mr I Honovan (Jcnrgp Rufferlv, ptrsi-'i-nl of the I Brooklyn M-1- TlhIhim Xssorlatiun. and ' .ludge Cleaiwate-r of Kli-gston took pail In the ills- iisslon Tho constitutional lonvi-ntlon will re apportion tho Sinatn districts of the mate, disregarding the wishes of Presi dent TUIhll Root, floor Lender ileurgn W Welerhain lietirv L. SMlm.iiiti nnd others, It was said to-day Those who f ivor lenpportioiung the districts, including ox-Senalor IMgnr T Rra. kett of Marnlnga, lfi II fmlth "f " i'C, i.cimicl i:ii Quiffs and 5 GUARANTEED FIRST MORTGAGE CERTIFICATES $100 and up LAWYERS MORTGAGE CO. RICHARD M. MURO, rtldnt Capltal.Surplui A Pr.$9,000,000 60 Libert 8I..N.T. ll ItoaUtus St., Ski other Influential deletfs, are said to have obtained enouch votes to pas the proponed apportionment. As u preliminary mova Mr. Quit. to - day Introduced a resolution whloh In effect provide thAt the convention ahall lrmlnialti a "hands off attitud. aa far trlcts. The result la that no member of the Legislature, represents the State as a whote, and from this circumstance Hows the practical consequence that the Interests of the State are by legislative, bodies constantly sacrificed to the In terests of the localities. Iocal Interests lire dominant." BILL TO FREE NOTED CONVICTS IS DOOMED Governor to Let Mcnsure Die That Would Aid Stllwcll, Cnssldy nnd Cummins. AWant, May 20. The Carroll bill under which a convict never before convicted of a felony could apply for parole n.fter he had served half of his minimum sentence, thereby making ex Senator Stephen J. Stllwcll nuhject .o the action of the Parole Hoard within a short time, will be vetoed, Oov, Whit nmn Indicated lifter a hearing on tho measure to-day. I!trlct Attorney Cropsey of Ktnra ,vils ,, erson to arme.ir at the ,c.ir,,c on the mfaUre and he opposed t, declared that under Its terms ,i,-.tii J, I'asslily, ex-leader of Queens , Wltllum J. Cummins, ex-presldent of the defunct C.irneglo Trust Company ami William Wlllcts, convicted with (isldy nf tralllcklng In Judicial nomi nations, would be subject to the action of the P.irolc Hoard in a short limn. "Will you veto It?" the (Jovcrnor was asked. "Well, I guc It will be found In the morgue," the (iovernor replied. The she had a note, which carried on the outside the words, "From one who Knows what Ihls bill would mean." DR. STEVENSON HEADS GENERAL ASSEMBLY I'rt'sltvloriiins Eleet Princeton Seminary President on Second Ballot. nociiKSTfa, May 20. The Rev. Dr. J. rtoss Stevenson, president of Princeton nnhuque College, Dubuque. la. The General Assembly opened Its ses. slons In Central church this morning. Willi more, than fin delegates present The Rev 1 if Maltland Alexander, re- tiring Moderator, preach il a powerful .MH..0I for a return to the fundamental iloctrlne-s of the I'tesbyterlan church. t'eiitral Church, wi lcomcd the assembly. This evening 11 reception whs tendered In lirlck Church tn t lip delegates, mem hers of the Women's llo.ird of Home Missions, prominent local clergymen and 1 lly ofllchits. Mayor Kdgerton welcomed thu assembly. More than 2,000 guests 1 mil'r 1u.11 un- 0111 lump up, IM1L IS fu I ..,, I II,. rr,irt r... I,. l I I" - ' ' i... . ,, nwitin loin- sions H made on Wednesday. SPECIAL EXCURSION SUNDAY, MAY 23rd IV ROYAL BLUE LINE New Jersey Central, Reeding & Baltimore & Ohio R.R.'s. A rare opportunity In visit the national niplul with lis wonderful attraction!. SUNDAY, MAY 23rd Al.n Huadar, June fl, 1 eave W J.ld St.. 11 M 1'. M.! Mbritv M. 12 01 Mlilnluhl Sniurdsy nlirliu. 'Itrsets nn snli- week tn Alliance At l.lh- leiiyMt.. W Bd M and .lersey riiy Ter- I- mliisls', :i5. 3711, U7A, iho nnd ite I fliiiml way. 7 CnrtlsmH Nt.. N, Y.i I and Jl Court t;t , lirooVl) n. ROCKEFELLER DENIES John D. Jr. Says He Dictated No Policy, Had No Part in Prosecution of Lawson, and Says Miners Rejected Peace Terms More Letters Introduced. Continued from First Pag. line a method by which the parties can now get together for the reoon. slderatton of the matter from that point unless you already have some better plan In mind." 6. That disputed points other than union recognition be submitted to a board to be annotnted bu the President of the United Mates. On May 26, referring to ohatrman Foster's telegram of April 29, I tele graphed Messrs. Welborn and Bowera! "If the President should suggest lo the operators and miners that all questions affecting the relation be. tween themselves and their present and former employees, except the rec ognition of the union and the union izing of the camps, be submitted for adjudication to a board to b ap pointed by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, to consist of mem bers of the Supreme Court or other Federal Judges, would the operators accept? If accepted by the miners would It not put an end to the present controversy?" T. That a plan of publicity be de ffloped. In June, having become Impressed with the desirability of getting the operators' side of the controversy before the public. I suggested and was Instrumental In bringing about the adoption by the operators' com mittee of a means fnr securing such publicity, which was subsequently de. veloped under the committee's direc tion. . That n titan nf ortinnterttlnn tn cure collecfice bdrjnlninij nnd oppor tunity for presenting employers' orl'v onrcs be considered. During the progress of the strike I felt Increasingly the Importance of finding some way of adjusting Indus trial disputes and preventing their recurrence. In that connection 1 made the acquaintance of W. I.. Markenxla King, formerly Minister of Labor In Canada, who had had exceptionally wide experience In such matters In a letter to him on August 1 I spoke of ways ln which a permanent con dition of peace might be restored, one of which I said might be "by develop ing the opportunity for collective bargaining, for essy anil constant con ferences with reference to any matters of difference or any grievances wl.I'h mav come up, and any other advan tages which mav be derived from membership In the union. I am wondering whether you can take the time to dictate an outline of such an organization and end It to me for discussion of It with the officers or the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company." In resnonse to this renut Mr. King outlined such a plan, a copy of which I sent on Aurust 11 to Mr Welborn. 5, fiupnenflon in rrorini lo I'reiHirnt eoniitertion MHjor Houghton sug lVilon' plmi of truer, i B"teil that Mr. Lee make his He.ui con After the President of the I'nlted i crete by preparing a draft of the kind States had Issued his letter to the of statement or letter ho had In mind. Colorado operalots. proposing a pint j As a lusls for such a draft. Major of truce, Mr Murphy wrote to Mr j Houghton sent to Mr, Iee a mcmor Welliorn on September 15 making cer- nudum of hla own views of the sltua tnln suggestions for his consideration , tlon. In formulating the rply of the Colo rado l-'uel and Iron Company to the Hxplntns Memorandum. i-resineni, nil ,y by way of suggestion, without In any way Indicating n desire to depart from the policy which we have stemlf.istlv malntalned of leaving the derision of these questions to the executive ofll-i-crs." 10. That a plan of trlf.Qovcrnmrnl for employees be considered, On October S Mr. Murphy wrote to Mr. Welborn suggesting a plan or local self-government, under which there should be In each mine a com mittee consisting of representatives of the operators and representative s nf the miners emplojed In tha' mine, chosen by the miners from their own number, to serve as a medium of com munication with the management In regatd tn any matters nf common in terest, atul which should also bei charged with Ihe duty of enforcing the statutes of Hie Stale and the regulations of the company looking tn the comfort and safety of the miners nnd tho protection of tho com pany's property. I "In to far as I can recall or ascer tain from our correspondence, these are I the only suggestions of any kind which I we made, and ccr one of them was made with a view to ameliorating con ditions and in the hope of nrrlvlng at a solution of the problems Involved." Denle Fix Ins: Condition. The statement then proceeds to show through a letter written to him by Mr Howere. that he did not control Prices and tlx working conditions nt the mine's, a has been sUted. but that the. Colorado Fuel and Iron Onmrany. "as the Inrgest factor In the field, wa usually first In making change In operating conditions, their lead being sometlmea followed and sometimes not." It goes on to deny that Mr. Rockefeller or those associated with him hart par ticipated In any way In the prosecution t of John It. Lawson or had any connei- i tlon with the case. "I a tn sure," he says, "that the officers and directors of the Colorado Kue and Iron Company agree with me that the Tt7 n h. L i. n? J " nI "s administration, nf Justice should rest the State, Tills ' so vital that 1 would not stop at anything which nilch' be necessary In order to maintain It absolutely. "In reviewing recent events In Colo rado, while It Is doubtless true that tnary of those who had a part In them would, in the light of present knowledge, hnn ROCKEFELLER ON STAND SAYS HE SOUGHT PEACE WASHlNn-roM, May 20. John D. Rocke feller, Jr., sat In the room where the Commission on Industrial Relations Is holdlnk Its hearlngH to-day and heard himself denounced by a Presbyterian preacher from Sunrise, Wyo., ni a man who ought to he executed for treason If he and his associates In control nf tho Colorado Fuel nnd Iron Company were guilty of hiring men to mnko wnr against the Colorado miners. "I preached to my people nt the time of the murder of women and ctililren at Ludlow," said tho Rev. Hatilcl H. Mc Corkle, "that If Rocki feller or nny other officer of the Colotndo company lm proved guilty after trlnl of sending armed iinarchlslH against miners, tlu-i should be executed for treason. If Mr. Rockefeller, Mr. Welborn and other otll dais of the Colotndo Furl nnd Iron Company, high or low, am guilty nf levying war they should die for their treasons." Later Mr. Rockefeller was cnlled to the witness stand. He read a prepared statement explaining nnd amplifying IiIh testimony befom tho commission In New York lam January. The ntutemt-nt specified the efforts lie and Ma (iswniat'H had mndn tn sett lo the Colorado strlkn through mediation, denied Ihe chargn that his eomp m. had made an excuse of the stilki- to raise the retail price nf coal In Iien vcr, asserted he snd his nssuclutra had acted differently In many respects, f can only say for myself that at each step I did what at the time seemed to nin right and wise. The Vital Questions Wow. "As I see It the vital questions taw are these: Are condition as they ought to he? If not, are sincere and effective efforts being put forth to make them belter? I had hoped to hare carried out be fore this tho purpose mentioned to the commission In January to go to Colo rado and see for myself what conditions are. nut through an unfortunate suc cession of events I Irave thus far been prevented from doing so. White I might of course have found time to go for a few days, I have been postponing the trip until sucn time aa I coum ne rree i to stay for several weeks, or aa much longer as necessary. It Is still my pur pose to undertake this mission as soon as It can be arranged, with due regard to my other obligations. "In the meantime I am ssured by the olllcers of the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company rhat they are cooperating with the employees to Improve work ing and living conditions and that these cooperative efforts are meeting wltti j gratifying success. "As to ihe future, we are bendlns every energy toward the development , i that effort of aound conditions, and In we seek the cooperation of all those Interested In establishing relations of mutual e-onfldenco and advantage be tween the various elements associated In the industrial life of the State of Colorado." An appendix onys In part: "1. It has been stated that correspond ence tiled with this commission shows that I exercised 'a personal Influence that extended even to the State House at Denver and presumed to dictate let ters that went out to the President of the United States and to ths Governors of the States, over the signature of the (Iovernor of Colorado.' The facts are as follows t "Iist May Gov. Ammons sent Major 15- J. Houghton, Adjutant-General of Colorado, to New York. I never met Major Houghton. Major Hough ton, as the Governor's representative, cal.ed on numerous people and Invited suggestions as to how the Governor's position and the attitude of the Stato might more effectively be brought to public notice. Mr. Lee suggested that ono method would be for the Governor to write a letter to the President of the I'nlted States and another to his fe.low Governors of other States, set tlt.g foiMi the situation aa Gov. Am nions s.uv it. "Major Houghton stated that he could not tei how the Governor would re gard such a suggestion, and suggested tluit perhaps a statement ad drsed to tho public) might l-e letter. To get the matter Into shape for his further -vhp memorandum written l. me mill icferred to In no of my letters as 1 fore the Industrial Relations Commls , b ivtng been sent by me to Mr. I-o was i ron to-day. The letters contain Intl- nothing more than n rough drnft of a ' ' , .. , stHt.inetit concerning the Colorado sit- mn' "Preeslon s of opinion In regard nation wnlch I hail drawn up In answer to President Wilson and Secretary of to Miilements which bad appeared in Lahor Wilson. Mr. Rowers wrote to tho pren. hut had never been used. , e-opy of this memorandum, which, as I j wiote Mr. Lee on June lfl, 1S14. was j Incomplete and only suggestive, was l given to the press some weeks ago. in reterenco to Mr. Lees suggestion. It occurred to me that this memorandum contained material which Mr. Lee might find bclprut In that connection. I crsonally. 1 have never seen a copy of tho draft which whs sent. Major Houghton h is since advised Mr. I.ee , tint he went no further with the sug gestions, ami that neither Hon. Chase nor Gov. Ammons ever knew that such ' Hiiiigestlons Imd been made." I Mr. Rockefeller then denies that cor- I respondenco recently published shows, that Information Secretary Wilson ! sought to avert the strike had heen 1 withheld, nr. Indeed, that the Depart tnent of Labor had asked for Informa tlon, and continues llhln'l I'lnn Mrlnir nf Paper. "3 It has been slated that I 'had a plan for publishing a Hiring of dally newspapers." 'The apparent basis for this state ment Is contained In correspondence be- tween Mr. Lee and myself, referring to n teller wnoin i h..i mm u. mM - i mftn , ,,,, nver of Mld whf)) I j na(, forwnr,,rt to Mr ilte Tha, ,etter rhW(n follow(,. .xh)( ncn g f a stranger 10 you, making a sugges tion for a airing of fearless, honest newspapers scross the country.' "Mr. Lee, In his reply to me, ex pressed his disapproval of the sugges tion, and no further attention was paid to the suggestion." He nlso declares that although he considered the proposition lo be en tirely legltliunto he had never ncled J invoriiiuy upon h proposal tnil ne finance the ,V(fnn' Ituslnrn, which Is distributed free to members of tho Na tional Chamber of Commerce. The- appendix closes' with extracts from letters indicating ih.it Mr. Rocke feller and his associates had nirt been Indifferent to "tho distressing condi tions In Colorado,'1 and that when the strike wan declared "most energetic and effective measures were tHken to In sure that the supply nf coal for domes tic use shnuM pot be curtnlled." had nnihlng tn do with the prosecution of John It. Law-son, the nti1k leader sentenced In life imprisonment . declared I hat In dealing with the Colorado strike situation he had dope onlv what seemed In liltu right and wise add denied that liny evidence had been produced that altered his previous statement tn the commission that he had not attempted to iIlctntK a policy for dealing wltn the strike. Wnlsti Opens llrnnilalde. Aftc- the reading or this statement Mr. Iloi-kereller wns subjected lo a broadside of iuetloiis fiom Chairman Walsh, who has contended that Mr Rockefeller knew all tho ilelalli of the siriko situation. The chairman haa been under fire for public crltlolsm nnd strlrtuna passed m Mr. Rockefeller and his associates In Urn Colorado company and to-day he mane tne most or his opportunity In an tfort to (.iiibiiiT.iKH Mr. Itoi-kefclltr or rorce him to admissions that things had lieeu done In Colorado that Hliould not have been done. Mr. Walsh seized nn the trial nnd conviction of Law-son. the strike lender, and Mr. Rockefeller's statement Hint he and the company had nothing tn do wllh 1 tin prosecution. Walsh asked a series of iiuesllon In nn elTort ti) get Mr. Rockefeller lo say what he would do In event that It was shown, as h.i.. In en testified before tho commission, that Lawson wns convicted op tesllmonv furnished In pa it by detectives employer) by the Colorado company In net iih spies iiiuong the ctiil.ci'M, ami convicted by a DIRECTING Jury on which a man sat who had an exclusive contract to sell his wares to the Colorado company's stores. "What would you do If that turns out to be true7" demanded the ohalrman. "I am reserving the right to decide that when I am Informed aa tn the sit uation," answered Mr. Pockefeller. "I stand on my definite statement that I regard that the administration of Jus live should rest In the hands of the Stnte." Insist on n fleply. "nut I am giving you a spectrin in stance," said the chairman. "Lawson has a wife and children and suppose ns WMS sent to the penitentiary by this Jury, would you tell them to read that statement to him In the penitentiary or to his wife and children, that you dldn t believe In any such thing, or what would vnu dn voorself when n Inlostlre was being done?" "If an Injustice has been don 1 will I do what I cn to maintain Justice and see that Justice Is done." answered Mr. Hockefelter. Chairman Walsh then read a letter from .Mr. Ilockefeller to Mr. nowers. the general manager of the Colorado com pany, In which he expressed his pies- ure at the way the strike situation was oeing nanmen and added "7knw tharather "has followed the! events of the past tew months In con.'."'" ""V "7""" VC .... T nectlon with the fuel company with un usual Interest and satisfaction. q. Now, on September 2, !.000 of th faithful employees took to the canyons of Colorado rather than wvrk under the conditions they had been working under? a. I would hardly think the figures were rect. My Impression was that the correct, t.l numb,, th went out was about , on-n.lf of the total number working, .to cn was aooui 'j.wuu aiiogemer. 4 bm wU?i .n m Jnn??h., ,L7 nt..t0."V l canyons rather than live In the tump any longer? A. I would think something like that came out from the reports that came to me. Questioned Annnf Onnmen. Q. And A few months prior to tho 1 time you wrote tht letter about your father Jeff Farr had deputized 82 run- men arsl allowed your company to arm them and turned them loose In the com munity; that Is true, Is U7 A. That Is the statement made. I don't know from personal knowledge. Q. Is It not true that these deputized gunmen before jou wrote about your fa'her's unusual satisfaction had rlh dled the Forbes tent ce.ony with machine guns and had shot a boy of ono of the striking miners nine times through one of his legs? A. I cannot say as to that. q. Prior to tlu time you wrote that letter about your father's unusual satis, faction Is It not ii fact that at effort was made to have the officers of this company meet the representatives of the striking miners and they were brought together In the State House for that pur pose, and that the representatives of your company refused to go through a door or thin partition to meet these men? MORE' LETTERS REVEAL OPINIONS ON PRESIDENT Wasiiinotok, May 20. Interesting correspondence that passed between John D. Rockefeller, Jr., and L. M. Mower, chairman of the executive com-, mlttee of the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company, In regard to the Colorado I strike was Introduced In evidence be- Mr. Rockefeller: When this Government place In the Cabinet men like . Coramlslonr of Labor Wilson, who wits Xor many years -.ecretary of the" TJnlted MIr.e Workers of America, whloh has beon ono of the unions that permitted moro disorder and bloodshed than any claas of labor organizations In th'-a coun- try, we are not only skating on thin Ice but we arc on top of a volcano. When such men as these, together with cheap college prufessorx and still cheaper writers In muckraking maga zines, supplemented by a lot of milk and water preachers with little or no religion nnd less common sense, are permitted to assault tha business men who have built up the great Industries and have done more to make this country what It Is than all other agen- lies combined it Is time that vigor ous measures are taken to put a htop to these vicious teachings which r being sown broadcast throughout tne country. firmer Prnlee WeV1r. I know of no Journal or magarln published In this country to-day that la doing tho good work that Is being done by f.enlie'j Weekly and I know of no better expenditure for the com mon good and for the publlo afety of the country that you could direct than to make It posslhle for the pub lisher to distribute a million copies a week of t'tls magaxlne. You know very well that I am not a pessimist of the dyspeptic sort, but I bellevo If the business men do not awaken from their Indifference and take aggressive) measures on a large HOalo to right the wrongs that are being Inflicted on the hti'lness nf this country we v. Ill sen ,i revolution; we will be under military government and our republic will end where so many others have ended. Rowers charged that Hthelhert Stew art, who represented Secretary of Labor Wilson In Colorado, went there under false color, posing ns a mediator but spending his time with labor agitators and refusing to listen to tne operators sldn unless It wna In conference with the union official. Alnrm Fell by nnslness. Speaking of the alarm felt by many tiusinesH men, editors and others over the situation, Mr. Rowern wrote tn Mr. Rockefeller on November 2S, 1013: They have become alarmed as they learn the facts In regard to this coal millers' strike, unquestionably called Willi the approval of Secretary Wilson, who, together with men high up In labor union ranks, are making this coal miners' etrlke n test case which, If euccessful, will warrant a national cnmpalgn to force the closing of open shoiw throughout the country during Herrrtnry Wilson's retention In Presi dent Wilson's Cabinet. In reference to Pres cient Wilson's re ply to the operators Mr. Rowers wrote: You will notice In his letter that he dodged all the essentials, excusing himself In a way that men usually take when they havo the worst of the nrguineut. Again In a letter written to Rtarr J. Murphy, one of Mr. Rockefeller's agents, Rowers bays. No whipping around the bush Is necessary on the part nf tho Presi dent If he really wnnts tn end the strike, but he la ton fearful of tho labor voters who are in the unions to come nut Into the open nnd demand nt' end of the strike by those re sponsible for It. Assails Secretary Wilson, Secretary Wilson Is regarded a one MINE WAR A. That I do not know, but I know that the officers of the company met repre en'atlves of the miners It a conference In which Secretary Wilson of the Labor Hepartment was present and the propo sition that were made by the Oovcrnor looking to a settlement of the dispute ware all acceded to by the operators nnl not by the representative of the miners. q. I will ask you If, prior to the time that you wrote that letter about your father's unusual satisfaction, you had not received a letter from Mr. flow ers stating that he had used every weapon at Ma command to coerce the (Iovernor of the State and whip him Into line? 'A. I don't recall. If you have ueh a letter from my office, I have seen It q. Ho you mean to say that, on such sn Important matter aa that, an officer of vour company boaated that he would whip the Oovemor of the State Into line, that you have forfotten it after submitting It to this commission? A. ri nere is a maa or lenera iner. Ha Forsrotten Roaat. Q. Then you have forgotten It? A. Yes, sir. q And I It not a fact that, prior to the time your father expressed thin LW"" tar authorities and denied a healing before a civil court and that constitu tional government ha1 given place to despotic rule In southern Colorado. Is that true? A. You know better thsn I do. "J " ' w , ',' T"."" ?' ,h. m?,'"':..? w.Vf.J. q. Your father was one of the big Tet.VrwM VhT trVh? T. Cer Uy ,t vht ,h(. ,, r,.in -.i.s d Joined until to-morrow morning, when nocksfcller will again go on the Karller In the day the crowd that turned out In the expectation of hearing Mr. Rockefeller was entertained by the testimony of the Rev. Mr. McCorkle. Mr. McCorkle nld the commission thta his 11,200 a year pastoral Job In Sunrise was Jeopardized by hi testl mony In behalf of the miners. "Since I have been In Washington." he said, "I have been warned to be careful what I mliht say against the company. Mr. Ralnton, one of our missionaries at Denver, gave the warning to my wife, who has Just written me a follow: "'Mr. llalnton made me very angry by warning you through me that further criticism of the company might cost you your position.' " Mr. McCorkle added that If ths fuel company got him out of his position It would have tn do so by evicting him from the company's property at Bunnio the company owning the church and the hnue where he lived a the con gregation had voted to retain him an other year, and under the law of his church he could not be forced from the pastorate. "They will have to throw me out M get me out." he said. of the most determined fighter for unionism In the country and Is the power back of the United Mine Work ers of America, and this strike was with his consent and I having his cordial aupport. Mr. Wellborn, with tho other two representative nf th operator, now believes that behind ths soft voire of Secretary Wilson Is the hard of Ksau ; that he Is a cunning; schemer and has tried during his stay here to trap the operators Into some corner that the labor loader can claim that they have won recognition of the union through him. It I a well planned undertaking on the part of the labor union leaders of th country to shut the open shon,'rand it Is their opportunity to do so while one of their most confidential and most expert sehemera t In the President's Cabinet and the head of the depart ment that can give the movement enormous encouragement, If not dl- i rect nnd active support 1 In a letter written by John D. Rocke. feller. Jr., to Mr. Uowers on December 26. 1013, Is the following sentence: I know that father has followed the events of the past few months In connection with the Fuel company with unusual Interest and satisfac tion. Efforts In r.nA Strike, Writing to Rockefeller November !. ' . 1013, Rowers told of the hanking nnd ' commercial Interests whose cooperation ! ,la1 trn secured In efforts to Induce j 8. Altaian $c (Hit. Ready-to-wear Departrjienil (TMrd Floor) Women's Taiflor-inroade SuJts for town, country and travel wear, are shown in the latest fashions, including the military and sports models that are now considered so smart. While the prices are moderate, the materials and workmanship are off the best. A Special Offering, to commence this day (Friday), will consist off a variety off chic styles, made off the popular black-and-white shepherds' checks, all smartly tailored. These Suits will present very unusual values at $18.50, $22,50 & $27.50 fll) Atmiur - flriuum Attatsr 34tl? mtb 35t!j &trttta Hun Oy Per MONTH UPON PLEDGE O OF PERSONAL PROPERTY THE PROVIDENT LOAN MANHATTAN Fourth Avenue, cor. IMh Street, r.lrtrldno Htreet, cnr. ItlvlnKton St. Seventh Ave., bet, 48th anil 49th fits. I-eilnstnn Ave., cnr. litlth Htreet. (Irsnii Street, cnr. Clinton ritreet. Knst 71M Ht bet. I.eilniitnn A 3I Avn Uaiit Houston St., cnr I'.mcx Ht. ths Governor to end the strike, a fol low i Another mighty power ha been rounded up In behalf of the operators by ths gathering together of fourteen of the most Important paper In Den ver, Pueblo, Trinidad, Walaenburg, Colorado Bprlnga nnd other of the larger places In the State, The Governor hobnobs with Haye, Lawson, McLennan and the rest of the gang and either refuse or begs for more time to bring the strike to an end or to amply protect the operators In bringing In outsiders to take the places of those who have left the State and those engaged In the mur derous assaults whom we refuse to take back under any circumstance In a letter written May It, IMS, to Charles O. Heydt of the Rockefeller offices, Rowers remarked: "We have secured the past winter a mining law almost entirely written by our own superintendent E. II. Weltzel, with four other men appointed by tne Senate, Including representatives of labor, a capable engineer and two representa tive of the operators." NEEDN'T CROSS OCEAN IN HUNT FOR HEALTH Academy of Medicine Told Ncnheim Treatment Is Given Effectively Here. Dr. Rltnon Raruch and Dr. John P. Thacher told the Academy of Medicine last night that the Nauhelm treatment for heart disease oould Just aa well be administered In this country as abroad, and that ns a matter of fact, It was being given here. Dr. Thacher"s paper before the Acad emy came during the course of an evening devoted to the subject of the treatment of the fating, "If we look upon the Nauhelm treat ment aa that of baths and exercises wo can get It in perfect shape In our own country." said Dr Thacher. "We havo excellent health resorts here, several where the Nauhelm treatment Is success fully given, nnd wo can therefore feel Independent ot the foreign spas and may live Independent of Germany In the cure of our hearts. I am sure the develop ment of this part of our therapeutic re sources will go on more rapidly In the future. It Is Important that we should make up our minds to assist In this de velopment. The public mind Is waking up." Dr. Rartjch. discussing Dr. Thacher's paper, said that the carbon dioxide aa used at Nauhelm was absorbed so there wa no doubt that a general ef fect resulted aa well ns n local effect "The only Nauhelm bath In this country Is at Saratoga Springs," said Dr. Raruch. "Preparations are now being made to administer the Nau helm bath there with natural water and artificial salts as at Nauhelm. You will then have there the absolute pro totype of the foreign spas." SUMMER RUGS CHOOSING vour Summer Rues at filoominp;da!ei 'iould be a pleasure indeed' Mccause of the variety, po v' 'ate and moderate prices iur Rag and Grass Rugs. Old folontsl R Ruts, fnr rt. smple. 4 ft. x 7 ft. 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