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See Convention Gives High
BPraise to the Present
tion.
IpURGENTS MAKE
Jj A POOR SHOWING
W3mocrats Decline to Ex
Sjjress Choice for a Can
?M didate for Presi-
? dent'
jwjfl Conventions Did
Sm. in Nebraska
'mfa conventions of tho two domi
Mint political parties of the
5S5wted States wero held yoster
'.: iKay, both of thorn in Nebraska,
Espublicau convention, held at
x"Elncoln, was a Taft victory, the
.JKresideut's administration being
JKyBrannl? approved and tho chief
liKtecutlve highly lauded,
i nBb hiBurgouts who had threatened
""i' defeat the indorsement of
t ajMprVeideut Taft were without a
1 $Bider and made a sorry showing,
ih ymk Democratic convention, held at
Mj Fremont, declined to go on rec
Ktd In tho choico of a presidential
"Bc'aadldate and failed to adopt the
tKtoal resolutions of confidence in
"TTMIju leaders of Democracy,
ifrjfc long-standing fond between the
roKdherent5 of William Jennings
A.-JBryan and "Mayor Dahlman pro
'tnBrenttd the indorsement of any
i. ffliandldate for office and the con
"jBrention merely adopted a plat
QjBorm and adjourned.
INCOLN, Neb., July 25. The N"eb:
Vj&faska Republican convention hero
ijw'oday gave President Taft and
totflCfiis administration a strong in
yHfteut and effectively blocked all
of a small band of insurgent
Jfates to arouso sentiment for Sona
iiK)bcrt M. La Toilette as a presides
ttBrntidii8tc. ttWBe insurgents lacked a leader and
M'ouiRencrnlcd by Victor Rosewutcr
l ' Bus delegation from Oinahn.
tSBf.orc ih0 insurgents could introduco
ifflfBUions from the floor tho regulars
rusliod through 11 motion providing
trftall resolutions be referred to n
rB;00 wmcn was given power to
j B:Up a final report.
!il7i"nan A. W. Jeffers of Omaha
-oajKDariicd a committee of seven of
cjiBMive wore strong friends of Mr.
riM.and of which Mr, Rosownt or was
tfr chairman.
y Jm thij. lloint possibilities of a
pkvB on the floor over the indorse
nWB;0 Mr, Taft went glimmoring.
VmfW their earlier announcement.
;rJ fh' would not assent to a Taft.
itWMKmePfc.,on nay condition, tho in-ttejBf1-
, mailed to make even n show
a 9m'Knt when the platform resolution
IflBlly presented.
AK rolutou wont through with a
5fJ,sJn.R vote- during which
or the insurgents were dia-
-rpjKon Howled Down.
pmPt to have tho convention
Mt tlie,r(-3ol lions committee to ro
30om iudoriing any candidate met
K!?aiB0' treatment. L D. Evans
Kt. IvliCOU,nty Hecured the floor for
K".rpoj0f but lie was howled down
- i0?11163 gaveled out of
tttm rman fetors before he
e 2b bm03 -P.3 f.ar as tlie insurgents
igfl.p1"' their fight to prevent
'SES"cn,.lent Fro' this juncture
iSEf fTUai0.d lnsrgont opposition
A Vl.:Jaihl?Kton couuty dolega-
$S?l?u,.t th(J contest when it was
JEoritV 1 Cr? TdS no possibilitv of
.VKJ"cg roPrt from tho resolutions
rj nfLth? total ? 855 votcu iQ thc
!t iln W'1B saul bv regular loud-
$W omnR of more than 150.
platform.
-Bnntj!rr" rcsolutiou as noptod
,rf&n5 'n t,lc Klorious record of
LSWJffoJ10;? which has given
'Eh K . '""strious names of
ttMevofin . ".ft' antl reaffirming
'fml &iv Rcimblicn principles,
?$Kite , 1 ,bhca,,a of Ncbra-kii, con
' S pron!;BCOUnlr.' on its continued
fiiWie 51,1,1 Prosperity under
ifyjEt Kul(lau1c of our Republican
hobWti0n treaUcs whoso eB-
SWne J J" f dcRroU his
KiPfi',llcru?tion1 eomplica
fJMPvtt, r,r'oliou i-ico.
f'f o Ih s devotion to tho right
tkfces. """"'ou of our naturul
"fSVor Tt ' .C0Inbn.CB. without fuar
, dtninLi-instltu,illK forms
Bncv. v"ae for econonn- and
JM imaMriti , Svorv confidence
.iMflW deo S "otfsm and con
Xrrrl0 Public dutj- of
1 iSw Conroir Pago two:
Girl Foe of
Stokes Is Back
-in Spotlight
i
LILLIAN GRAHAM.
CHI FOli;
TELLS IW STORY
Says She Was Abducted on New
York Streets by a Strange
Man. ' ' 1
LOCATED AT POTJGHKEEPSIE
Claims .Bag- Was .Thrown Oyer
Her Head and Her Mind
Made Blank.
Special to Tho Tribune.
' POUGHICEEPSm N. Y., July 25. Lil
lian Graham, one of the women who shot
W. E. D. Stokes In New York last month
and who disappeared from Now York
Havernl days no. was found here tonight.
Thc police located her at the Morgan
house, where she was registered as Lil
lian Clark. She readily admitted her
identity to Chief of Police McCabe. who
found nor.
She tells a story of having been kid
naped by a strange mnn In Now Yo-k
at 10:30 Saturday night. She said she
arrived In Poughkcepsle at 2 o'clock Sun
day morning and took a room at the
Morgan house. She kept to her room and
even hud her meals brought to her there.
MIhs Graham saya her mind waq a blank
most of the time from the moment tho
strange man threw a bag over her head
on the street corner in New York and
She was whisked away In a motor ear.
which stood at the curb. Thc bag. sho
says, sniullcd strongly of tar. She says
she coultl not scream nor move and was
weak and sick.
Miss Graham was tonight taken out of
the hotel and detained at police head
quarters. There McCabe ijuestloncd her
closely but when he cornered her in sev
eral points In her story, she explained
that, her niemorv was a blank.
The police took up the search for tho
young woman at thc request of her coun
sel. Clark L. Jordan, lie telephoned the
police this afternoon that he had heard
that a young woman resembling Miss
Graham had been seen to leave a train
here. The police made a search of the
hotels and learned that a woman answer
ing her description was at the Morgan
house. When Chief of Police McCabe
was shown to Miss Graham's room alio
readily admitted her identity.
Tho bellboy who helped Miss Graham
out of the cab Sunday morning says she
accompanied him Into tho hotel and asked
for a room. Slie told hlrn, ho jmys, that
shu was on her way to Albany, und
boarded thc wrong train In New York.
The police noticed thc significance bo
t'.vcen thc message from Jordan and the
Jindlng of tlte girl hnro. His message
was the drat Intimation that thc police
had that the girl might be here. White
Chief of Police McCabe will not nay that
hcl)i:lloves that the girl Is not telling the
truth and that her lawyer did not kno-v
of her whereabouts, his actions Indicate
that he has his own Ideas, Jordan was
notified by telephone of the nnditig of
Miss Graham and he asked the police to
detain her until his arrival, when she
will be placed In his custody.
SECRETARY FISHER
COMING TO UTAH
Chief of Interior Dopartmont Will Be
In Salt Lako City on
August 12,
Special to The Tribune.
WASHINGTON. July 'Jo. -Secret ary
Fisher of tho interior department will
start work upon bin proposed Western
tour from Chicago on August 2. Ho
will visit the North Platlw reclamation
project. Wyomlnp and Nebraska Fri
day, August 4. will stop off to look at
the Huntley, Mont, project, and spend
Saturday and Sunday at tho Shoshone
project, Wyoming. Ho will reach Denver
at S:2f5 o'clock Tuesrin.- morning. August
D. leaving that evening at S:l for Grand
Junction.
Tho secretary will spend part of Thurs
day, August 10. at Grand Junction, and
go from thcrt! by automobile to tho
Strawberry valley. Utah, project. He
will reach Provo at noon Kriday, August
11, and Salt l.uko City at 12;30 a. m. Sat
urday. August 12. leaving there at 2:10 In
tho aftornoou for Sonttle.
From Suattle he will go to Alaska, j
i
Federation Rejects .Suggestion
of Acquiring Interests in
Mining Properties.
CAPITALISTS CONTROL
the mm) MACHINERY
Delegates Representing Wom-
en's Auxiliaries Arc 0 rant
ed Mileage. 4
Bl'TTlS. Mont . July 25. The Western
Federation of Minors today In convention
assembled voted that It considered the
suggestion of President Mover in favor
of ownership in mines and smelters by
labor organizations to be Impracticable.
Mr. Moyer In his annual report suggested
that If some of the Immense sums ex
pended In strikes were directed to ac
quiring Interests In mining and smelting
properties tho movement would have a
great tendency to obviate the necessity
tor strikes. The committee to which the
matter wis referred reported yesterday
that In Its opinion tlds move on the part
of thp laboring classes would be Impv.ie
tical for th reason that the machinery
necessary to carry on those operations
Is owned by thc capitalistic class.
"It cost, nutle minors' union about
$6000 to learn that It was Impracticable
for that union to attempt to run a co
operative coal business here." declared
Delegate Frank Curran. "We thought
we would surely put all the other ooal
yards out of business, but they put us
out of business, for tho reason that thc
railroads would not give us the same
transportation rates as the dealers."
Allow Women Mileage.
There was an Interesting discussion on
the question of recognizing women's
auxiliaries to tho federation to the extent
of alldwing their delegates mileage Hie
same as the men delegates. Tho propo
sition was favored by Delegate J. Blnney
of Hossland, B. C, who held the proxy
for women's auxiliary No. 1 there. That
delegate und others bad a good word to
say for the ladles as regards their edu
cational and other work for the cause
and their liberality In contributing finan
cially to thc utmost of their ability.
There was a general expression of opin
ion to the efTcct that thc membership of
thoso auxiliaries should be restricted to
thc mothers, wives and daughters of
.union miners. One delegate suggested
that If It were otherwise, women engaged
in various employments would organize
simply for the. purpose of taking enjoy
able trips to convention cities at thc cx
penso of the federation.
Organizer Joo Cannon contended that
if thc women were given equal' repre
sentation on tho convention floor their
auxiliaries 'should be required to pay a
per capita jtnx tho same as tho unions
composed of men.
"If women over expect to emancipate
themselves from the sex thralldom. of
which so many of them complain." de
clared Mr. Cannon, "they should become
Independent of men in such matters. That
da.Qtrlne has been recognized as a sound,
economic principle by women themselves
who are advanced In such matters. It Is
all well enough to make good fellows of
ourselves, but there should bo nothing
sensational about these proceedings here."
Delegate A. M. Fluont sld ho favored
the report of the committee to thc effect
that delegates of auxiliaries should be
allowed mileage ITo said be believed tho
womon should be given every assistance
possible by the federation for the pro
moting of tholr organizations. Delegate
Fluent made the guess that Organizer
Cannon is a single man.
Eeport Concurred In.
Several delegatcr. made tho point that
tho husbands, brothers and fathers of the
womon who earned thc wages would
have to meet whatever assessments wore
levied upon the women folks, and for that
reason the proposition seemed to them to
be double taxation.
Delegate Thomas Campbell said ho did
not understand thc utility of these sep
arate ' auxiliary organizations and that If
womon are not allowed to become full
fledged members of unions they should
not be allowed representation on thc con
vention lloor.,
The report of the committee in favor
of allowing mileage to representatives to
conventions from women's auxiliaries
was concurred In.
The report qf thc committee In favor
of providing means for the recall of all
elective and appointive officers of the
convention was referred to a special com
mittee. The committee on strikes and lockouts
reported In favor of extending every aid
possible to the striking workers on the
aqueduct at Los Angeles and to glvo
every nld to the movement to change the
city .administration at the municipal elec
tion to be held there this fall. It was de
clared the present administration Is an
tagonistic to the laboring classes and
labor organizations.
STORE AT WEISER
DESTROYED BY FIRE
Millinery and Dressmaking Establish
ment Burned and Others
Endangered.
Special to The Tribune.
WEISKR. Idaho. July 25. Fire last
night destroyed thc stock and llxtures of
thc millinery and dressmaking establish
ment of Mrs. Al. M- Baker and daughter.
Iiverythlng In the building was totally de
stroyed and but for thc prompt and effi
cient action of the lire department a gen
eral fire would have resulted. The stock
was Insured for $1000. wnlch will not
cover thc loss. Tho tobacco stock In the
Koblnson cigar store next door was badly
damagod by water. It was Insured for
5500.
The orlgjn of thc tiro Is unknown.
MEXICAN GARRISON
ATTACKS A CAPITOL
Ten Insurrectos Killed Before Up
rising Is Ended and Rebels
Subdued,
SAN DIFGO. Cal., July 2S It was
learned today that at Lnpaz. capital of
the southern district of Lower California,
the garrison of 400 .Mexican troops rose
ajralnst Gonoral Augnstln Sangulnac lust
Tuendav, altueked thA c.ipltol building
and wounded the gcnernl. who Is also the
Jefc politico of the territory.
In the light ton Insurrectos wore killed,
sovoral were wounded and the balauco
were subjugated.
News of tin uprising was brought to
Knt-enada yesterday.
General Snnnulnoz Is a Diaz appointee-
j THE ILLINOIS SENATORIAL RACE j
Drawn From Recent Testimony.
MEN REVOLT
1 GROUND
Southern Town of Jeremie Rises
in Favor of General
Fouchard.
WAS FORMERLY ARMY HEAD
Hostilities Are Expected Between
Rival Leaders of the Insur
gent Armies.
PORT AU PRINCE, July 25. The
revolution is spreading in the south,
where heretofore it has made little
progress. The town of Jcremio has
risen in favor of General Calistbene
Fouchard, the Ilhytien minister to
Germany, Fouchard was mndc chief
executive of the army by President
Simon in 100S and a "year later was
appointed to the Berlin post. Early
this year ho left tho German capital
to visit Hayti and at that time it was
asserted he aspired to -the presidency.
The government has accoptod deliv
ery of the yaeht American and it will
be" added to the navy.
Last, night passed quietly.
Scout Cruiser Arrives. .
CAPE HAYTJEIV July 25. Tho
United States scout cruiser Chester ar-,
rived hero today and is lying in the
harbor to protect American interests.
Genornl Lecontc, who has been pro
claimed commauder iu chief by one
wing of tlie revolution, guarantees to
maintain order. The situation, how
ever, remains tense. General Snlnavo,
one of the chiefs supporting tlie rival
revolutionary leader, General Antenor
Firmiu. hs 'a strong army and is well,
equipped with arms and ammunition.'
When with his troops he left hero last
night for Limbo, he explained that he
withdrew in order to avoid a contlict.
ITo is accompanied by General Bienne
Bastion. General Auguste. former min
ister of public works, has suddenly
disappeared. ,
The German consulate is sheltering
eighteen political refugees.
Eeal Blockades Only.
WASHINGTON, July 25. "Without
any known resources to make its de
cree offective, the Hayticn government
intends to declare Fort Liberie, Go
naives and St. ".rarc blockaded. She
lias sorvod noticn to that effect upon
tlie United States These ports aro in
tho hands of tho revolutionists and
American Minister Furniss has in
formed President Simon thnt a "paper
blockade " will not bo recognized and
that tho government must actually
blockade these ports to give its course
international force.
The rebels are now within ton miles
of Port au Prince, Minister Furniss rc
uorts, tind tho United States gunboat
Petrel has been held at tho capital to
awtiit developments.
Rival Leaders Quarrel.
PORT AU PRTNCK, Hayti, July 25.
General Oiticiniintus Lecontc, who
has reached Capo llaytion, proclaimed
his confidence in thc revolutionary
forces. General S'alnavo. one of the
chiefs supporting- Gonoral Atenor of
the revolutionaries, a rival leader, has
left for Limbo.
Actual hostilities are feared between
the followers of Lecontc and Firinin.
and the government, taking advnntage
of tlie dissension, will bo in a position
tc maintain itself in power.
The ii(v':nce guard of" the revolu
tionary armv has occupied Capri des
Nonqucts. The revolting peasants ran
i down and murdered all the former
I military leaders and pillaged the es
tablishments of an Amoricau named
Archer.
The diplomatic corps lias deputed
American Minister Furniss and Foreign
Minister Manouiird to visit President
Simon and ask what measures tho
government has propared to tnke to
maintain order und protect foreigners.
GOES OVER NIAGARA
ID ISSTILL LUG
Bobby Leach Swung in Hammock
' in Barrel Drops 158 Feet
Into Whirlpool.
OTHER NAVIGATOR WOMAN
Only Two Have Survived Fearful
Trip, Although Many Have
Lost Lives.
NIAGARA FALLS. N. Y.. July 25.
Bobhy Leach. VJ years old, of Niagara
Falls. Ont., this afternoon went over the
Horseshoe falls In a barrel and still lives.
. Though he was severely battered and
bruised In the drop of 15S feet owr the
brink of the cataract, he sustained only
superficial Injuries and tonight Is able to
be about bis house.
This Is the second time In the history
of the river that the cataract has been
.successfully navigated. Mrs. Anna Ed
son Taylor of this city made the trip
In a barrel on October 21, 1001, and carne
out alive.
Harassed by the pollco on both sides
of tho river. Leach was forced this after
noon to make his start from LaSalle. two
miles and a half above thc cataract, on
the United States side. Two river men
took him In a launch to Navy Island,
where everything was made shipshape
and Leach was placed in the barrel, a
steel affair elcvon feet long with ends of
wood. Lench was hung In a canvas ham
mock. The barrel with Its passenger was cast
adrift Just off tho mouth of Chippewa
creek, hardly a mile above tho brink of
tho Horseshoe, at 2:02 o'clock. When
500 yards from thc brink, the barrel wan
caught In the tremendous current and
raced to thc chasm. Within 200 yards of
tho brink It struck hard against a rock
and a largo soctlon of tho wooden end
was broken off. As tho barrel reached
the crest at 3.13 o'clock It swung straight
and went plunging down Into the abyss
on Its long axis.
Hardly thirty seconds elapsed until it
was seen careening in the spume below
tho cataract. With tlie terrific outruBb
of the Horseshouse caused by high water,
the barrel went floating down, tossing and
tumbling in Its passago towards the up
per steel arch bridge.
Frank Bender of Chippewa swam out
to It with a rope and caught tho barrel
bv one of Its handles. From that point
tho barrel was towed ashore.
Leach was bleeding and appeared to
be In a bad way. but once out of tho
barrel ho raised himself and waved to
tho crowds that llnod the banks. It was
necessary to apply oxygon to revive him.
CHICAG-OANS SIZING
UP THE SITUATION
Freight Bate Decision, It Is Thought,
Means Much to the Windy
City Torritory,
Special to The Tribune.
CIIJCAGO. July 25. Chicago commerce
will be boomed an a result of the decision
rendered by the Interstate commerce
commission In the so called Intermoun
taln cases, and as a result shippers and
merchants generally were jubilant today
when they learned of tho sweeping alter
ations la rates that have been ordered.
The decisions were the subject of an
extended conference of officials of thc
Harrlman llne3 during thu day. At tho
conclusion of the moetlng It was an
nounced that at least two weeks will
elapse before tho rulings of the com
mission havn been carefully studied and
checked against existing rates.
"Wc will not be prepared to glvo out
any statement for some, time," said one
official. "There Is no question but that
the findings of the commissioners will
have a widespread effect on rates in our
territory. One Important point to bo
noted 1c that tho commission has given
to Chicago an Increase in rates to Salt
Lake City of from 20 to 25 per cent over
Missouri river points, while from Chi
cago to Reno iuuI Spokane the Increase
over Missouri river cltle? Is but 7 por
cent."
Terrific Windstorm.
THOUSAND ISLAND PARK. N. T.,
July 25.--Sovoral Jives arc believed to
have been lost und thousands of dollars
worth of property destroyed by a terrific
windstorm which has boon sweeping tho
St. Lawronce river since last night. A
gale of 70 miles an hour Is still blowing,
A score of boats are missing.
BIG PHONE BUILDING
AND SWITCHBOARD
Acquiring of Independent Instru
ments Requires Many and
Speedy Improvements.
EAST SIDE THE LOCATION
New Structure Will. Be Highest
Type With All Modern .
Facilities. ,
A new and consolidated telephone ex
change building Tor Salt Lake City is
now assured by the announcement made
yesterday by the Mountain States Tele
phpno & Telegraph company, which re
cently acquired all the stock and property
holdings of thc Rocky Mountain Bell
company, which latter company had pre
viously purchased at forced sale the plant
of the Utah Independent Telephone com
pany. This announcement Is significant from
two viewpoints: It shows the great and
rapid growth of the telephone business
In Salt Lake City and the region which
Is contiguous and tributary, and. further
more, it evidences the determination of
the management of the new Mountain
States company to provldo Its patrons
with adequate telephone facilities as
quickly as possible.
The switchboard now in use In the
Bell building Is too small to permit of
Its being adapted to thc cutting In of
the several thousand Independent phonec
which are now In active operation, and
which must of necessity be transferred
to tho center of operation of tho Moun
tain States concern with the least possl
blo delay.
This now building, tho home of the
recently Incorporated company, will con
tain the room and facilities for the In
stallation of a much larger and more
modern switchboard than the one now
In use, one which will have a carrying
capacity sufficient not only to the pres
ent needs of the city and state, but which
will be built with the expectation and
conviction that Snlt Lake City and Utah
are sure to grow and to grow rapidly.
While the exact location of the new
building Is not yot definitely decided, It
Is learned that It In planned to have It
croctcd on the cast side of tho city,
somewhat removed from tho central busi
ness district. That . the structure will
be of the highest type of telephone con
venience and adequacy goes without say
ing. Inasmuch as thc building to be
abandoned was at the time of Its con
struction a few years ago considered to
be a model of Its kind-
LARGE ATTENDANCE
AT INITIAL MEETING-
The "Men Rnd Religion Forward"
Movement Begins Its First
Annual Convention.
Special to The Tribune.
LAKE GKORGE. N. Y.. July 25.
Four hundred and fifty delegates from
thirty-six states and seventy-five of the
largest cities of tho United States and
Canada are In attendance at tlte first
annual moetlng of "Men and Religion
Forward" movement at Silver Bay. The
gjitherlng Is expected to bo the greatest
movement of Its kind of 300 years.
William Jennings Bryan Is to bo one
of the speakers during thc week. At the
bend of the movement Is J. G. Cannon,
president of tho New- York clearing house.
The principal speaker today was Ray
mond Robblns of Chicago. His nddresB
was dramatic throughout and created a
profound Impression. He gave a graphic
account of tho undertaking In attempt
ing the reform and told of many public
experiences that seemed almost beyond
endurance.
A notable fact In rogard to the confer
ence Is that It Is thc first time that ev
ery Protostant religion has been repre
sented at a single gathering.
Pope Is No Bottor.
ROME. July 25. Tho condition of the
pope, who Is suffering from a sore throat,
was Jens satisfactory today. Tho physi
cians found their patient with a tem
perature higher than yesterday. The
general symptoms, however. It is ?ald.
are not alarming.
STEEL TRUST
STILL EKISIo
Oral Agreements Have I
Taken the Place of For- 1
mer Ironclad Con- 1
tracts. IB
JUST AS EFFECTIVE I
AS WRITTEN PLEDGE 1
Claims Organization Was 1
Needed to Overcome the I
Destructive Com- 1
petition.
WASHINGTON-. July 25. Thai
through oral agreements steel
manufacturers now keep up
prices and avoid "destructive
competition," just as effectively as
the' did under the irondlnd contract
of tlie American Steel Plate association, j
from 1000 to JfJO-t, practically was ad- j
mitted today by A. F. Huston, presi
dent of tho Lukens Iron & Steel com-
puny, before tho house " steel trust"
investigating committee.
Thc witness said that from time to
time one manufacturer will say to an- I
other. "My prices will be so and ro
until further notice," but that there is )
no general agreement..
"There is a feeling among the com
panies, however." ho said, "that noth
ing should be done to injure, a fellow J
without giving him notice."
Mr. Huston described the Stcol Plate
association, which, he said, was organ
ized to give reasonable prices. The as
sociation not only fixed prices, he said,
but allotted a certain proportion of
production to each of its eleven constituent-
companies. The witness aaid
the organization was abandoned in 19lK
because there was so .much "restless- .
ness and unehsincis and talk about its
ilhn:tty."
Mr. Huston identified a printed copy
of thu original ai'ret'ment, all copies of
which were supposed to have been
burned in 1000 under his direction, bi'
cjiuso it was "not in proper form."
and testified thnt tlte association op
orated from ,1900 to 1901 under n simi
lar agreement, typewritten and un
copied. Representatives Ucall of Texas. Lit
tleton of New York und Hnrtlctt of m
Georgia, all Democrats, plied the wit- flj
ness with questions, .seeking to estal- K
Hsh that the steel companies, M
"through Gary dinners" and other co:- n
ferencos, since 190-J, have been aeconi- m
plishing thc purpose formerly carried
out b' thc written agreement. IB
Mr. Huston insisted nt first that IB
prices were not discussed at the "Garv WM
dinners," but upon having parts of a WM
record of speeches delivered at one .of WM
the dinners read to him. he (nullified IB
thc statement by saving thai prices IB
were discussed in a general way.
Mr. Huston said the United States
Steel corporation, during thc period of
depression, kept prices down, though it
could havo made advances of $5 to $10 B
a ton if it had so desired, lie could not
remomber whether nn3' attorney xwns B
present when the Steel Plate a'ssocia- B
tion agreement was drawn up. B
The witness said that while the agree- B
nient. was in operation all the com- B
panies wero required to make monthlr
reports on production to V. C. Tem- B
pie, commissioner of the association. fl
At first his company was limited to 7.3 B
of the production, "but tho porcontnge jn
was rearranged nnnuelly at meetings H
held in Xew York. ' IB
"What was thc purpose of this asso- Bfl
ciution, anyhow?" asked Mr. Boall.
"To obtain reasonable prices." B
"Wasn't your abject to limit nroduc- B
tion?"
"jSo; the agroement was siurph to B
fix the proportion of production."" H
The witness explained that meetings . Ql
were held' once a mouth to agree upon B
Continued on Pago Three. B
ADVERTISING TALKS
WRITTEN BY IH
WILLIAM C. FREEMAN H
The President of thc H
United States has made it H
known, in language that H
cannot be misunderstood, H
that lie is in favor of the H
printed word that records mm
PACTS. In other words. H
lie indorses HONEST AD-
VERTISING. M
While Ins recent utter- H
ances were directed mainly M
toward labels that conic mH
under the Pure Food and mm
Drugs Act, nevertheless wM
President Taft privately ffi
and publicly wants to be jit
understood as a man who a
will fight for tenth and do- i
cency in advertising. Hj
President Taft holds, as If
docs every honest man, 11
Continued on Pago Threo. U

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