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IT.WAS GATES YS, J. P. MORGAN 6tory of the Shrewd Work Done in the Louisville & Nash ville Deal. Morgan's Assumption of Superior Morality Makes the Gates People Angry. ^ In the Deal Gates Made $5,000,000 and Morgan Dragged Out $2,000,000. Special to The Journal. Chicago, Jan. 22.William B. Curtis in a New York special to the Record-Herald, speaking of John W. Gates' desire to be heard by the interstate commerce com mission in regard to the Louisville & Nashville deal, says: John W. Gates has appealed to the interstate commerce com mission for an opportunity to answer the testimony given by Pierpont Morgan during the investigation of the Louisville f Nashville transfer here the other day. Mr. Morgan represented that he had bought the road from patriotic motives because John W. Gates was a dangerous man to handle a valuable property that it was unsafe to trust him with the great Interests involved in the Louisville & Nashville system and because he fMor gan) was anxious to promote the pros perity and the welfare of the south. The associates of Mr. Gates are very indignant at this assumption of superi or morality on the part of Mr. Morgan. and declare that the latter was actuated by purely selfish motives, which he is now trying to conceal. They say that it was nothing more than an ordinary stock jobbing operation, which Mr. Morgan went into to make money for himself, to secure the Louisville & Nashville road for the Atlantic Coast Line system and to prevent Gates from selling it to the Seaboard Air Line company, with which the latter was in negotiation. Mr. Mor gan represented in his testimony that he had nothing whatever to do with the original negotiations, which were ini tiated by "some of the boys" in his office, and that he knew nothing of them until they were very nearly concluded, when lie learned the situation over in England and took the matter up. himself. The Tacts of the case as stated by some of the Chicago associates of Mr. Gates are en tirely different from those related to the interstate commerce commission in Mr Morgan's testimony and Mr. Gates, who Is spending a few weeks down on the gulf coast, near Galveston, has telegraphed that he will come north and demand r hearing. Has the Deaf Started. In the early spring of 1901 Mr. Gates, associated with Isaac L. Ellwood, John La.mbert. Charles A. Dupee of Chicago nd several other friends, commenced to buy Louisville & Nashville stock, which was then quoted at ,105 on the market. Six hundred thousand shares were out standing, and of these Harris, Gates & Co., the Chicago brokers, obtained by purchase 2,04,000 . shares. Edwin Hawlej of the Southern 000 shares. B y combining their interests the Gates party and Hawley controlled ft ma" negotiations with John Skelton "Williams and W. A. Reed of the banking house of Vcrmilyea & Co. to sell the road to the Seaboard Air Line upon a guarantee of 7 per cent annual dividends for a definite, term of years. Perkins Discovers the Game. Pacifi"rii""A^Z^ c system had 102 - l " Louisville & Nashville road for consollda-: agreement on .every,, point at issue. The tion with the Southern system and was very much opposed to the interests of its Bowen s proposal to their respective gov- eompetltors, the Seaboard-Air. Line cabled.ernments and are now awaiting replies, that gentleman the facts at his London! In addition lo, offering t acknowledge address and requested Mr. Gates not to [n close with Williams and Reed until he* had received a reply jjects of the EuropeaB n powers, and their Mr. Morgan cabled Perkins authority interests, ands . the debts owed Euro- to buy. and the latter paid $130 a share P cash for Hawley's 102.000 shares and cured from Harris, Gates & Co. an option I upon their 204,000 shares at $150 a share. Promises that Venezuelat will, furnish a The contract covering this option drawn by Mr. Stetson, who is Mr. Mor-j" gan's attorney, and it provided that Mr. There is reason for Morgan should have an opportunity to'^ formulate a plan for the reorganization 4V. y ?\ The negotiations were discovered by, in& .to enter into conference with the re?p- Oorge W. .Perkins of Morgan &-Co.. who, jresentativesb o*h| three European powers knowing that Mr. Morgan wanted the!14" t * iority of the stock and entered into ^ LJ T* t, o, the road. If he succeeded in doing so to . his satisfactiondiheno wassucceedy to bu the Gats-i' stock. If he d t he agreee d to sell Gates the 102.000 shares he had al- j v. ... . * ready bought from Hawley at $130 a share the price he gave for it.- This contract was made m the name of Mr. Morgan, and ^ the Gates party say that he was advised by cable of every step of the negotiations, and that on several occasions they were compelled to postpone matters until he could be communicated with in London. Morgan Buys and Unloads. The result of the negotiations was that Mr. Morgan bought the entire block of 204.000 shares of stock from Mr. Gates at $150 a share., Thish gave him totarl ofe 306.00 0 shares whic cost him"aa n aveag' of - $143 a share. He then transferred his!o pntire holdings to the Atlantic Coast line! for ?150 a share, thus making a profit of! son has been 'driven from the guns, ,the $7 a share, or something over $'J.000,000.11 fort reduced and-the village of San Car- and it is believed he was given and still j'os destroyed by fire from shells of the holds a large block of the stock. j bombarding'" warships.'.. Tlie" German res- No High Moral Motives. j ideiits of this are incensed over the Fronts to the Gates partv were larger. They commenced to buv at $1051 " a share, and are supposed to have divided! something like $5,000,000 as their profits | from the speculation. Mr. Gates does not} pretend to have gone into the scheme with any high moral motives, such as Mr. Morgan claims to have had . His friends *ay that It was not a philanthropic move merit, but purelj' a business transaction. BECOMES VICAR GENERAL Rev. A. F. Schinner, Chancellor, Will Succeed Mgr. Zelninger in the Milwaukee Diocese. Milwaukee, Jan. 22.The Very Rev. A. F. Schinner, chancellor of the Milwaukee diocese, has been appointed vicar general to succeed Mgr. Zeinlnger. The latter's re tirement was necessitated because of ill health. The Milwaukee diocese embraces a large part of Wisconsin. nnA TRAMMER KILLED Fall of Rock In Douglass Shaft of Arcadia I p ' -. - v 1 **&*-V ' - -Michigan. -'. f Special to The Journal. K:*\ .o-: - f Calumet, Mich., Jam '22.Hately San- -s antonio. a trammer at the Arcadia mine, was killed by falling rock in the seventh l&vel of Douglass shaft.,,He leaves a wife 2nd child. . :* rcongress fr:&tan.ta. Oa Jan. 22.A charter for a period St twenty years Jias been jgranted the American on tuberculosis. Leading American *nd Canadian physicians were among the peti tioners. The object of th organization is,to ly the host methods for the treatment of fcwilostB and mil-pulmonary ilioip i^/"-" 'J"''*."^?-^ o' :- ..-~2Yf aT'^a ci Mm n /i sin\n ~ + that their claims will be. paid. Germany s TT i J. io/ *. i will jump at the chance offered to drop $ m A TUBERCULOSIS CONGRESS. Northern . BOMBARDMENTS MAY COMPLICATE The State Department Shows Great Reticence in the Matter To-day. Count Quadt, the German Ambassa dor, Calls on Mr. Hay at His House. Exactly What Mr.Bowen Has Asked of the Allies as a Con- dition. [Details of the renewal of the German bom bardment of the Venezuelan fort will be found ou page 3 of this paper.] Washington, Jan. 22.A cablegram has been received here from Mr. Ilussell, American charge at Caracas, confirming the press report that three German war ships began to bombard Fort San Carlos yesterday. There is a singular reticence on the part of the state department officials in connection with the Venezuelan situation and especially with reference to the Ger man bombardment which may. be signifi cant of the gravity with which they view the situation. There is no longer any talk of exerting friendly influence to prevent these bombardments, but it is difficult for the department to answer, congressional callers asking for a reasonable' explanation. An annoying feature is 'the probability that there may be serious interference with Minister Bowen's mission in which the United States, though not officially concerned, Is deeply Interested. There were rumors to the effect that the state department had taken steps to give its views, but this could .not be confirmed and to-day it was stat ^ that at present the United States' attitude must be one of paient waiting. Secretary Hay still remains at his home nursing a slight cold. Such business as Mr. Bowen has to do with him is trans acted at his house. The minister was ,up at an early hour this morning and disa-ppeared from his hotel, so it was said. negotiations wit the envoy , Count Quadt Calls. Cards were refused save to the German charge, Count Quadt. The latter returned unexpectedly from New York last night. He had been awaiting the arrival from Europe of his family. So it is a fair sup position that his sudden return without meeting them was brought about by the untoward turn in "Venezuelan affairs. Count Quadt also had a long conference at the British embassy with Sir Michael Herbert and he also paid a call at the Italian embassy, where the ambassador, who is suffering from a slight indisposi tion, was unable to see .him* It was stated that nothing in the na ture of an answer to Minister Bowen's proposition for a removal of the blockade as a condition precedent to negptiations had been received from any of the Euro pean foreign offices, though it Is admit ted that there is a free exchange of notes in pi ogress between- the embassies'* and the European capitals Mr. Bowen's. Work. "Without waiting for the diplomatic rep resentatives an Washington, Great Brit ain, Germany anhd ItalyVenezuelan to secure instruc tlons from their governments to enter into Bowe n o n W r them a number ofs conditions "with Venezuela will comply il the blockade of her ports is raised. Mr. Bowen wants the allies to accept the proposal -without par ley, and once the blockading squadrons have been withdrawn* and all other coer civo measures abandoned, ho will be'wiU- th e ojeq^p^ reaching an amicable allies' representatives have cabled Mr. principle that \ enezuela is responsi- , e for ae , tn . | munication t the diplomatic representa- e ean tlve injuries inflicteo d on the sub - , c ! f ditc 01^^^.^^^%^^^^ Sa ' r s wa s n ' ifor i? * Oreao t Britain, German y and Italy , guarantee that the amounts upon due Carlos. General Bello's gallant garri- e venl" lthle sa s Ir, J / . ioreisnt nd . and /taly eWiro,.submitte.which d to , 0Wen , su n hi j f, ar howeverpersons" are *2eT'JJL stood. Some n here profess to b satisfied that Great Britain coerc j on! e P an d b y s o doIn g Ut a , billin1gcitorf non-combattants and , e W " t0 " -, SaTn, V^^ ^ft :.. [ the wanton destruction of property . in It is claimed that the rules of civilized warfare were A'iolated in shelling the vil lage without notice of the "bombardment to the inhabitants. The Panther-- and Falke succeeded in passing the fort and entering Lake Mara caibo. where they captured the Venezu elan gunboat Miranda. One of the boats will remain in the lake to enforce" the blockade, which had been partially nulli fied by traffic with Colombia, which is carried on by means of three rivers which flow into Lake Maracaibo' from the inT terior. -,-:'y Representations Regarding Yesterday's Bombardment Are: est MR. HAY CABLES .LONDON New York, Jan. 22.The Evening Stan's London dispatch says that Secretary Hay has made certain representations to the British foreign office regarding yester day's bombardment of Fort Sa Carlos by the Germans. The abstinence of the British admiral from participation in the affair is considered significant in London LEONARD WANTS HIS SHAKE. Boston, Mass.. Jan. 22.One of the. most unique petitions ever laid before the Massachu setts legislature has. been introduced in the house by Daniel lieonard of Agawam, who asks that the county of Hampden, reimburse' him for the loss of $4,-000 which he claimed he lost throukli a bunco game to Frank T. Smith. Leonard claims that after Smith obtained the money from him on Anril 17, l&OO. ho reported the* facts-to the authorities, and Smith was .finally arrested, in dieted and bailed for $5,000. Smith then jumpetT hi*, bail and the mouey wns paid into the Hamp den county ti.Mhnry. A part of the sum. Leonaid believes., should bo- paid'bark to him for hlsr ef forts- in obtaining the arrest of Smith. ^^^ftfrsfc* - - * '!* thfik^^^y^&w^S^i^^MM^^^ }.enS t h Ge w " s cs 1,n C , * JagreeJd v "f**,^ noit~ so well uhder- 1authority" ^ ! f* y rmanV ( whic h i s o un itfa. t h WHY THEY DID IT Bombardment Was to Force an Entrance Into the Lake at Maracalbo. Special to The Journal. New York. Jan. 22.The Evening World publishes the following: "Maracaibo. Venezuela. Jan. 22.Deathth and the-torch i s Germany' s revenge for e humiliation f the-Pamt'her'-under the-.guns" of Fort English peoples, r T " W*" dissolve the= Made. 0 It !$-'"$! TELLER MEN FEEL INJURED Action of Six Democrats in Refusing to Vote for Their Man Is the Cause. A Very Warlike Aspect at the Cap itol of Colorado This Morning. Thirty "Guards" Commanded Celebrated Fighters Ready for a Wolcoiit Raid. Denver, Jan. 22.Considerable criti efem. was heard this morning among the friends of Senator Henry M. Teller of, the action of the six democrats yesterday in 'refusing to vote'lor a United States sena tor in the joint session of the democratic members of the senate and house. Al though it is questioned if a choice made at that session would have been legal, inasmuch as the house had already ad- The Better Half0?o a littl slow, Patchy, or we'll have tj part company~I. can't keep step with yon. journed over until Friday, and only demo cratic members joined with-the senate in joint session, yet there are those who claim that had the entire fifty-one mem bers present at the joint session voted for Teller as they were pledged to do J? * ld - ^tjirig- he would have been entitled to a certifi cate of electiori~and the seat in the sen ate as his own successor. Charges of un faithfulness to Teller and to the demo cratic state platform are freely made against, certain leaders.and in printed statements. Former Governor Charles S. Thomas and former Governor Alva Adams, both democrats, are quoted .as denying any responsibility for the turn of affairs in yesterday's, joint session and declaring unswerving loyalty to: Teller. This morning all was quiet at .the state house. A published notice called the democratic members of.the legislature to a. conference at 10 o'clock. - A Warlike Aspect. The capitol has a warlike aspect to-day, owing to the presence of armed men in the house chamber and of a strong guard , the Senatorial Rivals in Colorado of policemen in plain clothes at all en trances to the senate chamber. : , An unfounded report that the national guard under orders from' Governor Pea body had taken possession of the state house probably had its origin in the fact that House Sergeant-at-Arms Plummer had posted thirty guards in about the house chamber to resist an anticipated attempt of the supporters of Edward O. Wolcott, republican candidate for sen ator, to capture the halls On everye desk- ! is a pai' of l, ! IT- oiypr and in th cor These guards are commanded b|y Sher man Bell, of-Rough "-Rider fame, and by James H. Clark, who is noted for his flgra ing prowess. , The house did not meet to-daV, having adjourned until Friday, but the anti-Wot cott republicans in control of the organ-, ization will maintain their garrison untir the fear of an Anticipated raid has passed. At the senate chamber no display of weapons is made. The guards are all of ficers and patrol their stations mietly. The tTwo Senates in Session. The two senates, each of which refers to the other as the "rump," ars in ses sion to-day and no progress appears to have been made toward a settlement of 'the differences between them. The body over which Lieutenant Governor Haggott presides and which sits in his o: iice Con sists of eleven regularly elected republican senators and eight republican co: itestants, who were declared entiled to ses.ts by the lieutenant governor and the eeven re publican senators, the twenty-four demo cratic senators refusing to vote when the question was put by the lieutenant gov ernor. The body which is holding the senate hall at the capitol, sitting coritinupusly, consists of twenty-four regularly, elected democratic senators and two contestants who were seated in place of t'vo of the eleven regularly elected republicans. Soon after the opening session at 10 o'clock the democratic senators sordered a recess until 11:30 and a caucus "of the democratic members of both houses was held in the senate chamber by CUTTING OFF A TWIN were excluded. United States, Senators Teller and Patterson, ex-Governor Alva Adams, ex-Governor Charles S. Thomas, Charles J. Hughes and Thomas J. O'Don nell, democratic leaders, ~ were admitted, evidently for the .purpose of advising the members as to the course that should be pursued at the joint session to-day. r MA-IN-LAW FINED A Verdict of $500 Against Mrs. Eliza Storng. Special to The Journal. Hartford, Jan. 22.Catherine obtained a verdict of $500 mother-in-law, Eliza Strong, ing her husband's affection^. JWDGE BRUCE IS DEAB. LouUrille, ICy.. Jan. 22.Judge H.-W.-'Bruce, chief counsel for the Louisville & Xaslrrille Railroad company, former chancellor of the city of LouisTille and member of 1jhe- confederate congress, died at his home here: this- morning, aged 72. i EDWARD O. WOLCOTT. Candidate of the Majority of the Repub licans. HAIL CLEBKS' SLEEPmG-ROOMS. Special to The Journal, Washington. Jan. 22.Representative Stevens has been notified that a dormitory will be fitted up In the St. Paul federal building for railway mall clerks in the tenth division. Accommoda tions will be provided for about twenty men, thus giving them a place to sleep -when thej nie detained over night in the twin ctties. SOCIALISTS VS. : CONSERVATIYES The Miners' Convention Discusses Government Ownership of Coal Mines and Railroads. A Charge Is Made That the Rail- . roads and Mines Are in a Combination. It Is. Charged That Coal Is Held BackResolution Referred to a Committee. Indianapolis. Jan. 22*After President Mitchell opened the miners' convention this morning the credenials committee re port seated practically all of the delegates. Then came a clash between the con servative and socialistic factions. It originated in a resolution from a local union favoring an expression "of govern ment ownership of coal mines and rail roads. A motion on the part of the conserva tives to table it brought on a long dis cussion and many leaders of the two fac tions were heard. The socialistic faction based their argu ments on the anthracite strike and the combination of coal companies and rail roads and that a tendency not to treat with miners "according to the laws of man or God," made it necessary^ for the government to take some such action. Delegate Walker of Illinois said that the coal companies and railroads were now in a combination injurious to the interest* of the people and were holding back coal to boost prices. Delegate L-usk of West Virginia also charged heartless attitude of coal. oper ators and railroads to not only the miners but to the people. The controversy was ended for the time on a motion of Chris Evans of Ohio to re fer the matter to a committee. Strong against her for alienat- GOAL RUNS HUGH EASIER The Indictments in Chicago Cause the Coal Dealers to Loosen Up. New York Sun Special Service. Chicago. 'Jan. 22.Coal is arriving much more freely. and consumers are , being supplied with less delay in Chicago, as a result of the, criminal indictment of so many operators and dealers, and threat ened action' against others: This was an nounced to-day after reports had been heard by the execlutive board of the Ill inois Manufacturers' association from a large number- of manufacturing plants and from representatives of the associa tion who had investigated the situation among consumers of every class. - - It was found that contracts are being .filled, far more promptly-and that few .cerns are being allowed to run short on their coal supply. The promiscuous breaking of contracts and the-bidding by cqal men for the privilege of furnishing various concerns suffering from - broken contracts with fuel at a much higher price is reported to have ceased. $8 Coal From Europe. New Haven, Conn., Jan. 22.The steam er Oceania, loaded with nearly 4,000 tons of Scotch anthracite for the Co-opera tive Coal company of this city has arrived in the sarbor from Glasgow. It will be sold for $8 a ton. Spring-Like Weather. New York, Jan. 22.Spring-like weath er has caused consternation in the ranks of the independent operators and if they have any $10 a ton coal there are no buy erg. Some independent coal was bought yesterday at $9 and $9.50 a ton but the general price was $9 and there was little demand at that pi ice -:/,*- fflM* JrVl AFTER LUNCH WITH HIS OLD FRIEND JAMES, UNCLE L0REN SAYS THERE WILL BE NO MORE DEMOCRATIC CON- '+* - GRESSMEN FROM HENNEPIN. Mr. Fletcher Will Not Discuss the Question of Candidates-at This Time and Mr. Peterson Says His Visit to Washington Was Connected Solely With a Professional Matter Before the Department-Heat wole Gives a Pink Luncheon Party for Mr. Peterson To-day. From the Journal Bureau, Room IB, Post Building-, Washington. -. Washington, Jan. 22."There'll be no more democratic congressmen from Hennepin county," said Representative Fletcher toThe Journal yesterday aft- ernoon, after he had been to lunch with James A. Peterson. "I think one trial will be sufficient, and that next year our home party, will get together and win a vic- tory which will astonish everybody." Mr. Fletcher" would not discuss the question of candidates, even indirectly. H e said this was not the time to talk of such matters. It looks as if he and Mr. Pe- terson have patched up their differences, and that their friends, so far as they can be controlled, will next year be supporting one candidate at the primaries. Neith- er, however, would say anything upon which to predicate such a conclusion. MR. PETERSON IS FED. At 1 o'clock to-day Representative Heatwole gave a luncheon for Mr. Peter- son in the house committee-room on printing. The members. of the delegation were present. So far as can be known, politics was not discussed. Mr. Peterson leaves for home to-night. H e says his visit was connected solely irith a jprofessional matter in one of the government departments. -W. W. Jerman* Bepresentative Morris Is Criticized Unjustly for the Long Prairie Ap pointment. From the Journal Bureau, Room 46, Foat Building, Washington. Washington, Jan. 22.Representative Morris is being critloized at home for his re-appointment of A. W. Sheets as postmaster at Long Prairie, Todd county, and it's been whispered that it may militate against his appointment to the fed- eral bench. In justice to Judge Morris however, it should be said here and now, that the re-appointment4 quest of Representative-Elect Buckman. Judge Morris had in mind another per- %^'r^^y^^^^.^'::dn^lLB:6 the interests of Mr. Sheets, and since Todd county is now in the Buckman district, Morris did. not very well see how it would be fair for him to run counter.- to Mr. Buckman's request, especially since it was made so urgently. _, Mr. Sheets was ardently opposed to Babcock for speaker, and Judge Morris' action has made pos- sible the opposition of the Babcock forces of northern Minnesota to the Morrhi judgeship candidacy. This statement is made without consulting Judge Morris and without his knowledge. : THEY ARE REPUBLICAN A SUBMARINE SCANDAL Elkins Tells Hanna That Oklahoma' and tfew Mexico Are on "The Eight Side."' From The Journal Bureau, Room 45, Pott Build* in*, Washington. , Washington, Jan. 22.There is no. es cape from the proposition that Mr. Quay is iri'. control of the senate and has a clear majority in support* of the omnibus state hood .bill. Senator Hanna fears both Ne w Mexico and Arizona, with Oklahoma also, will be democratic. Mr. McCumber won't admit r ihis.-33e.-feels positive that New Mexico,wili be republican and Oklahoma also', If Indian Territory is not attached to it. Senator Elkins had a conference with Mr. Hanna regarding the statehood bill, and said he would give Hanna his personal check for, $60,000 if either New Mexico or Oklahoma went democratic next year, provided they were admitted, "and if they are' admitted," he added, "I'll put $25,000 cash into each to see that I don't have to pay you the $50,000." ~-W. W. Jermane. W.H. EUSTIS ON CDRRENCI He Investigated That Situation in the Hawaiian Islands on ''.'- His trip. From The Journal Bureau, Boom 45, Post Build ing, Washington. Washington, Jan. 22.William Henry Eustis of Minneapolis, who went to Hawaii as, special. representative of the treasury department to fhvestigate and report .on the needs of various cities as to public buildings, was selected for that mission because somethings, more was wanted of him than the mere designation of sites for government offices. He was specially commissioned by Secretary Shaw to in vestigate, the coinage and currency condi tions in. the islands and to make a spe cial report /covering- them. H e did so, but in.the mearrogiile congress and the depart ment got busy and provided for recoinage of the current silver coins of the islands into United States money and otherwise straightening out the financial difficulties there. His report, however, will be filed at the department for reference and will be available if the question ever arises again. - . . .-'-:-./ W, W. Jermane. *="- ~i ,- - ^iNIGfiTOF NORTHSTAR" Dr. Norelius, Head of Swedish Aug Tistana Synod, Honored by King Oscar II. Special to The Journal. - % Red Wing, Minn., Jan. 22.Rev! Eric Norelius, D. I)., of Vasa, Goodhue county, president of the Swedish Augustana synod of America,, has been made a knight of the North Star Order by King Oscar II. of Sweden and Norway. Dr. Norelius received Information of the honor through the Swedish legation at Washington and has been presented with a beautiful insignia of the order. The knightshlp was granted by reason of Dr. Norelius' distinguished services among the Swedish Americans of America, especially in the state of Minnesota. His labors in the northwest were entered upon in 1885 . -: r . '.y_ - MASCAOKI IK MORE TROUBLE. Chicago, Jan. 22."When I am through with America, I- shall return to Italy to. rerfume my position of director of the Rossini Lyceum," asserted Pietro Mascagni last night. "It Is a life position and I cannot be deposed. I shall leave Chicago in a few days, as soon as the court actions pending: against me are settled." This statement was Mascagni's answer to a dispatch from Rome officially confirming his re moval n* director of the lrreum. "fi^'S'-.i*-.- /*-"! 1 S&$4fLo ENTENTE CORDIALE! THE POSTMASTEE SHEETS CASE of Mr. Sheets was made on the personal and urgent re- eve of naming him, when Mr. Buckinftn got busy in The Holland Company Said to Have ***' " *Giv$n Stock to Cfertai*-^ Newspapers. New York Sun Special Service, Washington, Jan. 22."Every, one of the allegations made by Representative Lessler of Ne w York, before the house committee on naval affairs- to the effect that he had. been offered money to vote for the Holland torpedo boat proposition before the committee has-been amply sus-. tained by reliable evidence before the subcommittee appointed, -to. investigate charges." This statement was made by a mem- - ber of the subcommittee. The details of the investigation are kept secret. "There" is no doubt that the disclosure* made will result in a thorough investiga tion of the whole submarine boat agen- cies," continued this member of the com mittee "in my opinion it will'kill all fu ture legislation for submarine boats. This investigation will reach some of the great newspapers of the country, the owners of which are said to have some of the $7,000,- 000 worth of stock which has been issued by the Holland company. "Tni3 stock was presented gratuitously, the only consideration being -favorable news and'editorial matter in the columns of the papers." ....-..-.-,, In a further statement before the com mittee Mr. Lessler mentioned the names of ex-Representative Lemuel Eli Quigg of New York and John McCullagh, superin tendent of elections of New York, in con nection with what he termed the efforts to intimidate him to vote for a proposition to purchase submarine boats of the Hol land type. The name of the man who -Mr. Lessler says offered him the bribe of $5,000 through his secretary, to vote for the pur chase of tthe committe decline to divulge. W. W . Jermane. boats, the members of the SUBMARINE BRIBERY The House Orders a Full Investigation ef the Matter. Washington, Jan. 22.Immediately aft er the house convened to-day the mem bers of the committee on naval affairs who have been investigating the Lessler bribery charges filed into the house and Mr. Foss (III.), chairman of the com mittee, was immediately recognized to offer a resolution to order a full inves tigation of the charges. The resolution was as follows: Whereas, Information has come to the com mittee on naval affairs through a member of said committee of an attempt -to corruptly influence his sctlon respecting proposed legislation pend ing before said committee - and the house. Resolved that the committee on naval affair* or such subcommittee thereof as said commit tee may appoint, be and is hereby authorized and directed to fully investigate said matter and for such purpose it is hereby authorized and empow ered to send for persons and papers to compel the attendance of witnesses and to administer oaths said committee shall have authority to report" at any time, and the expense iu-mrred hereunder shall be paid 'out of the contingent fond of the house on vouchers approved by the chairman. Mr. Foss explained that the action of the committe was unanimous and de- - manded the previous question. Mr. Richardson (Tenn.) interposed to suggest that the charges were vague and indefinite. N o names-were given "and it seemed to him that something more definite should be vouchsafed the house. Still, he said,, he would not insist if the committee were satisfied. "Ask for the name," cried Mr,_ Sulzer (N. Y.) from his place in a side aisle. Mr. Wheeler (Ky.) assured Mr. Rich ardson that the minority of the committee were satisfied, whereupon the latter yielded and the resolution was unanim ously adopted. The house then proceeded with the Philippine coinage bilL : - A Mexican Currency Like Ours. In the course of the debate Mr. Hill (Conn.) made the important statement that Secretary Shaw had informed him this morning that a Mexican gentleman was how in this city in the interest of an arrangement by which Mexico would adopt a'currency system uniform and in terchangeable with that of the United States. '!?,*- ". ~' *?V-~ .s-rvv *- ,J *.J f "I