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THE WASHINGTON HERALD. WEDNESDAY. APRIL 3. 1912.
BILL WOULD' END
Townsend Measure .Raps Par
tisan Inyastigation of
ASK BEPOKT OF FACTS
Within two weeks the bill reccntls ln
trodaced bjr Senator Townsend, of Mich
lean, who proposes to do away with In
vestigations for political purposes b pro
viding for the creation upon occasion of
temporary commission of experts to
determine facts In industrial disputes,
win be acted on by the Senate Committee
on Interstate and Foreign Commerce.
The advocates of the measure declare
hat It will "be favorably reported and
1U thereby mark the first step In mak
ng all Investigations nonpartisan
W III End CoDKn-u' 1'r.ibe.
Should the measure be favorably re
ported to the Senate, as members of the
ommitteo believe it. will be. the other
Jlan of settling strlkcsnamelj . bj selec
lon .of members of Congress and certain
ivillans to form an Investigating cum
nittee will be done awaj with. Repub
lians In both Houses and man) Demo
rats are opirased to the idea of allowing
members of Congress to make political
Clorj," as they term It. out of serious dlf
'erenccs which art- to be Investigated
So far. the declare, the investigating
-ommittees notably the Stanlfj Steel
ommlttee, have done nothing effective
The political bias of members of these
investigating committees. It is asserted.
nullities their work It makes all inv os
t lea t ions dependent upon me parti be.
lief of the majorltv, the advocates of the
rownsend bill declare.
Expect 31eniure to Pus.
Senator Townsend jesterda) said that
he measure, which was Introduced bj
him a few dajs ago. and which Is now
awaiting a hearing before the full com
mittee, will meet with the support of the
najorlt) He declared that most of the
jiembers of the committee had alreadj
xpressed their disapproval of tnvesttga-
ions or the political kind and were
(atlsfied that reports, of fact ate most
.aluablc in settling disputes
Senator Townsend s bill provides that
whenever, in anj State or Terrltorj. an
industrial controversv shall arise of so
eridus a nature as to Interfere with the
leace or commercial prosperitv of the
ountry, the P-csldent shall be empow
red to appoint a committee of not more
than seven experts who shall investigate
he case in point and make their report
within three months While the measure
s Intended to appb to the difficult) be
ween coal miners and operators, it will
elate to anv similar strike that should
ari"e in the future.
IN MEMORY OF GETTYSBURG,
ote .-.0.IO lu ld In
Federal participation, with an expendi
ture of $j0,O00 In celebration of the fiftieth
anniversarv of the battle of Gcttvsburg
at the Pennsjlvanla battlefield, was as
sured yesterday bj the passage of an ap
propriation bill by the House, previously
adopted b) the Senate
WANTS JUDICIAL RECALL.
Representative Taylor Introduces
ntll Favoring: Doctrine of T. It.
The doctrine of the recall of Judges
found a supporter in the House jester
dav when Representative Tujlor a Col
orado Democrat. Introduced a bill pro
viding for the recall ot Federal judges
whose official jets do not meet with
The TaIor bill provides that Federal
judges mav be recalled ever) four )ears
tn the event they are guilty of miscon
duct in office The recall vote Is to be
taken when necessary at the quadrennial
election, and thoe entitled to vote for
the recall of a Judge are those residing
In the territory which the court circuit
embraces A separate provision entitles
the voters if the) see fit to suggest a
name of a proper successor
CUTS EXPRESS RATES.
tilanmon Bill Providing: Drastic
Chances Reported to House.
The House Committee on Interstate
Commerce reported to the House ester
da) the Adamon bill providing for dras
tic regulation of rates of express com
panies and placing such companies under
the Jurisdiction of the Interstate Com
The Adamon bill provides that here
after express companies must assess
rates on packages not exceeding eleven
Iound In weight according to the zone
t-stem the lower rate appl)lng to the
shorter hauls The maximum rates are
lixed at 2 cents per pound for packages
traveling less than SO miles 4 cents a
pound under 6UU miles a cents a pound
under $00 miles 7 cents a pound under
1 JM miles, 10 cents a pound under 2.0W
miles, and 12 edits a pound for an) dis
tince greater than 2.000 miles.
$250,000 FOR EXPOSITION.
Root Bill tiding; Emancipation 1
ntversary Passes Senate.
The Senato )estcrday passed Senator
Root's bill providing for the celebration
t the semi-centennial of the emancipa
tion proclamation b) an exposition to be
held In 1913. The sum of $3W.txw is ap
Topriated for the exposition, to be ex
pended under rules and regulations to be
prescribed b) the Secretar) of the Treas
urv. Senator Hitchcock, of Nebraska,
opposed the bill, and his opposition led
to a discussion of the race question. In
which Senators Root, He) burn, and New
The Semi-centennial American Email
clpation Exposition Compan) has been
Incorporated uider theMaws of the State
of Georgia, for the purpose of holding
he exposition, which is to be illustrative
3f the hlstor), progress, and present con
dltsm of the colored race. It Is provided
n the Root bill that whenever the Pres
dent shall be satisfied that the exposi
tion company has secured SA0O0 for the
purpose of the celebration he shall issue
i proclamation of the time and place of
Taft Sends omlnntlon.
President Taft )csterday sent to the
senate the following nominations:
To be collector of customs ror the dls-j-lct
of HIawali Edward R, Stackable of
H la wall.
Postmasters Falrflela. Mc. Horace K.
Purlnton. Rumford. ,Me. Fred H. At
nood. Boonton. N J.. Cnancs r. Hop
kins. Westwood, N J Frank X O Shea;
Grantwood, N. J.. Fatrick J Carney:
McKees Rocks. Pa.. John H. McDermott;
New Kensington. Pa. Alonzo M Fred
crick; Parnassus. Pa , Renwick Rowan;
Economy. Pa Mar) C. Fruth. Liberty.
ooiomon a. Koyoe
Churehv lii I
Y.-Judson A C Knapp. Blacksburr. I
Va, W. F.
OF WASTE RECORDS
The recommendation that a solid bulk
of duplicate reports, records, ic, which
have been piling up Tn the Library of
Congress, and which are useless, be sold
as waste paper w as made In a report to
Congress jesterday. The records, it,
represent copies of original work done
In various bureaus here.
It has been suggested by certain of
the Senators of the "economy and em
clency" clan that the order destrovlng
these papers furnishes an example of the
unnecessary red tape that now exists In
the government. The loss In paper alone.
they declare, represents a good-sized for
tune. The report will not be acted on
for some time yet.
Five Eegiments Dropped in House
Appropriations Bill Are Re
placed in Army.
The Senate Committee on Military
Affairs has restored to the army appro
priation bill provision for the five regl
ments of cavalr) which were dropped by
the Houe The bill as It passed the
House reduced the United States mill
tary establishment by making a cut In
the cavalr). and this action drew vigor
ous protests from War Department offl
The hill as It comes from the Senate
committee carries an Increase of $7,517,453
over the aggregate carried In the bill
pased by the House, raising the total
to X 311.710. This amount Is still tZ.Hl,
27S below the official estimates submitted
b) the War Department.
The Senate committee struck from the
bill the five-vear enlistment term, the
provision eliminating certain army pots,
and the provision consolidating the
quartermaster. commlsarj. and Faj-
master Generals departments
An Important amendment made 15 th
Senate was one directing the Secretary
of W ar to reduce 'oils on Alaskan cable
and telegraph messages one-half Ten
per cent additional pay Is appropriated
for officers In foreign service including
service in the Canal Zone The sum of
JTO'jno was appropriated for additional
equipment for coast artillcr) An appro
priation of $500 is mad. for five cups to
be awarded ho "Nebreeders to 'encourage
breeding of hor'es suitable for military
Minority of Senate Committee De
clares Trust Has Strengthened
Hold Since "Dissolution."
Contending that the alleged dissolution
of the American Tobacco Compan). fol
lowing the decision of the Supreme Court
In the American Tobacco Company case,
did not restore competition, and that the
decree of the United States District Court
for the Southern. district of New prk
has really" strengthened the grip t f the
tobacco trust, five Senators, who are
members of the Judiciary Committee,
Joined In a minorlt) report )estcrda).
recommending the passage of a bill by
Senator Cummins which permits certain
independent tobacco trade associations,
the attorneys general of several States,
and the "State of Iscontn to Intervene
In the United States District Court for
the Southern district of New "tork and
appeal to the Supreme Court.
The five Senators who Joined in the res.
port are Borah, of Idaho, Nelson, of
Mlnneota. Brown, of Nebraska, Culbcr-
j son, of Texas, and Cummins, of Iowa
, A majorit) of the Judiciarj Commit
tee, however, reported adverse!) on the
bill Their report was framed b Senator
Clark, of Wjomlng, chairman of the Ju
dlciir) Committee It holds that the
proposed legislation is unconstitutional.
FEARS RUIN OF PORTO RICO.
Gen. Idvnrd Tells Senators Free
Saenr Means Disaster.
A strong presentation of the Importance
of retaining existing sugar duties in be
half of Porto Rico was made by Gen
Clarence R. Edwards, chief of the Insular
Affairs Bureau of the War Department,
before the Senate Finance Committee
Free sugar, he declared, would bring
disaster to debtor and creditor, and
would cheapen labor, with resulting pov
erty and hardship It would bankrupt
big plantation companies and ruin thou
sands of farmers who are raising sugar
cane Sugar Is the chief Industry of the
An official delegation representing all
interests in the sugar industr), said Gen.
Edwards, will arrive In two da)s Secre
tary of War Stimson will appear with
them before the committee.
CLASH AT COTTON HEARING.
Senator Smith and Witness In Fre
The Senate Agriculture and Forestry
Committee yesteria) heard objections to
the bill of Senator Smith, of South Caro
lina, seeking to regulate contracts for
the future delivery of cotton and pro
viding for a uniform standardization.
G W Neville, president "of the New
York Cotton Exchange, 'was among the
witnesses, and his clashes with the South
Carolina Senator were frequent. The
committeeman chairman. Senator Burn
ham, several times Insisted on more or
Others who argued agalnt the bill
were C A. Howard, of the Inman, Akers
. Inman Company, of Atlanta; Louis
Brooks, representing the Augusta Cotton
Exchange, Caesar Cone, of Greensboro,
N C, a manufacturer of cotton goods,
W. C Lawson. of Waco. Tex., represent
ing the Cotton Bu)ers Association of
SPEAKER WITH INDIAN BRAVES.
Poses trltU Chiefs for Moving
Pictures. Speaker Champ Clark will soon be fea
tured as a headllner In nearly all the
moving picture shows of the country.
Moving picture camera men have been
busy with the Speaker for a long time.
Yesterday the) took another Tee! In
which the Speaker.wlII appear Dressed
In a long black coat and a slouch hat,
the Speaker slowly descended the Cap
itol steps and walked Into a group of
gaudily attired Indians from Montana
and Wyoming, while the operator
worked the crank vigorously.
After shaking hands with the braves
and conversing with the Interpreter, the
Speaker retraced his steps to the Cap
itol, followed by the Indians who are
In Washington attempting to'ee Teirls.
tation lor tneir irioca
50 VEHICLES FOR
Four Dipartment .Reports to
Senate Show Many Car
That almost half a hundred vehicles
of different kinds, one quarter ot which
are used by officialsare In the posses
sion of the Smithsonian Institution, the
Nav) Department, the Government
Printing Office, and the Postoffice De
partment was Indicated by reports sent
to the Senate yesterday In accordance
with the resolution of Inquiry recently
passed by that body.
Antos ot Popular.
From the reports received It appears
that the motor car is not a popular ve
hicle with at least two members of
President Taffs Cabinet. Secretary
Me)er, of the Navy Department, states
In his report that three carriages, al
lowed by law, are at his disposal, while
Postmaster General Hitchcock has two
at his command. .
Secretary Meyer's three vehicles are
a victoria, a brougham, and a landeau.
with four horses, and two employes at
the salaries of $7:0 and $660 per annum
to take care of them. Besides these
carriages there are two mall wagons
In the department, one of which la
worn out. There arc two carriages
for use of the officials of the Naval Ob
servator). one of which Is a coupe In
bad condition, and the other, as the re
port eloquently states. Is a surrey
twenty-two years old" Additionally,
there are four carts, an express wagon,
and a farm wagon
Postmaster General Hitchcock's two
carriages are a victoria and a brough
am, with three men to look afer them,
and three horses There is besides a
general deliver) wagon used by the de
G. P. O. 11ns UlKht Trucks.
The Government Printing Office
boasts two carriages which are deslg
nated for the use of any official while
on business Besides these there are
six motor trucks and two wagon trucks
the former having seven chauffeurs.
and the latter two drivers There are
three emplo)es who work four hours a
la in driving and taking care of the
The only branch of the Smithsonian
Institution where wagons are used Is
the Zoological Park, where there Is a
carriage and horse for the use of the
superintendent, a depot wagon, a mar
ket wagon, a wagon for cleaning up
refuse, a feed wagon, a "cleaning up"
cart, a contractors dirt cart, a heav)
agon with two horses, a sprinkling
cart, and a wagon drawn by two horses
which Is used for hauling cages
The reports jesterday Indicate that
so far the assertion of Senator Bristow
that there is an overplus of wagons
used by officials of the government Is
not proven The report of the District
Commissioners has not yet been re
ceived. LIBRARY BILL IN SENATE.
Galllncrr Introduces Measure Pun-
IshinK OooU Thefts.
Senator Galllnger )esterday Introduced
i the Senate the bill recently recom
mended b) the Commissioners, which
provides fine and imprisonment for any
person who shall wilfully fall to return
books bo'rrow from an) public library
The measure has alread) been Intro
duced In the House, and Is pending be
fore t-e District Committee there
OHIO STRONG FOR TAFT.
'ornier Congressman Declares To
leiln Speech Has Carried 'Hate.
Ralph B Cole, of Findlay, Ohio, former
member of Congress, Is much pleased
with the progress of the Taft campaign
In Ohio He stopped off at the White
House esterday afternoon and made his
The thing that seems most remarkable
In fy section of the State at this time."
he said. "Is the change of sentiment
which has been generall) noted and dis
cussed. Within ten dajs after President
Taft had made his Toledo speech the
business men and professional men in
our section of Ohio had practically with
out exception turned to Taft. They con
sidered that speech a perfect answer to
the speech CoL Roosevelt had delivered
at Columbus. About ten da)s or two
weeks ago the farmers began to change
front. Many had been against him on
the reciprocity Issue, and now they are
coming over so fast ou can't count
AMENDMENT TO SUGAR BILL.
Senator Bristow's Sleasure Hns
Support of Progressives.
Senator Bristow, the Kansas Insurgent.
Introduced an amendment to the free
sugar bill esterday which, It Is be
lieved, will have the support of the
progressive Republicans in the Senate
and which may furnish the basis for a
compromise with the Democrats on a
bill revising the sugar schedule.
Senator BrlstoWa amendment elim
inates from" the present law the Dutch
standard and the differential, and re
duces the duty on sugar testing 75 per
cent by the polartscope from 96 cents per
100 pounds to 90 cents per hundred
The Kansas Senator declared ester
day that these duties will afford ample
protection to the beet sugar Industry,
yet they will greatly reduce the price
of sugar to tho consumer. The proposed
reductions, he sa)s, will decrease the
revenue about $8,000,000 Cuban sugar Is
allowed a 3) per cent reduction In the
ARIZONA S0L0NS FOR CLARE.
Speaker's Friends Say Senators Will
"Win Delegation for Him.
With, the swearing In of the two Sen
ators from the new State ot Arizona
yesterda), the candidacy of Speaker
Clark for the Democratic Presidential
nomination received two additional
supporters In the upper branch of Con
gress, his supporters declared. The
Speaker alread) has many United
States Senators supporting him for the
Representative Carl V. Hayden, of
Arizona, has declared In favor of the
Speaker's nomination. With the back
ing of the two united States Senators
from Arizona and the Representative
In Congress, the Speaker's friends are
sanguine that Mr. Clark will have lit
tle or no opposition. In. the new State. .
Missionary Why do you loct at me so
Cannibal I &m the fool Inspector.
The feature of the Senate yesterday
was the Induction Into office of four new
Senators. Increasing the membership of
the Senate to ninety-six. The four Sen
ators who took the oath of office were
A. B. Fall and T. B. Catron, Repub
licans, from the State of New, Mexico,
and Marcus A. Smith and Henry F.
Ashurst, Democrats, from the State of
In drawing lots for assignment to
classes that will determine the length of
their respective terms. Senator Catron,
of New Mexico, the oldest of the four,
and Senator Ashurst. of Arizona, the
youngest, drew the long term, which
will expire March 3. 1917. Senator Smith,
of Arizona, drew a term that will expire
March 3. 1S15, and Senator Fall drew the
short term, which requires him to make
a race for re-election this )car, for the
term beginning March 3, 1913.
TO SAVE LEYEES
Continued from Pace One.
Mississippi, and Louisiana to reach a
higher point along the levees than It has
ever reached within recent memory, and
that there It very grave danger that the
levees may give way under the unusual
pressure, and that great damage may be
done to propert) In the States mentioned,
requiring, unless prompt action be taken,
great future outlay In preserving proper
navigation along the stream."
May Appropriate More. "
In the event the situation becomes
more acute on the Mississippi an addi
tional amount may be appropriated at
any time to afford further protection, as
no opposition whatever developed In the
House against the appropriation yester
day Representative James and other
members told ot the receipt of telegrams
from tho Mood-stricken section asking
"The States themselves will spend
much more than $350,000 In strengthening!
these levees.' said Representative Rans
dell "The States have borne the greater
part of the cost of the levees heretofore,
and to-day we onl) ask Federal aid to
the extent of $SrtUU. because of the
desperate nature of the situation along'
Senator Gamble, of South Dakotn. was
on his feet In the Senate yesterday after
noon about to offer a resolution provid
ing an appropriation of $3,000 to break
an Ice gorge that had formed In the
Missouri Tllver between Yankton and Ver
million, S Dak , when a page handed
him a telegram, 'the Senator read the
message, smiled and sank Into his seat.
The telegram read
"Gorge broken No Congressional ap
propriation necessar) "
Earl) In the da) Mr Gamble had con
ferred with the President telling him
of conditions on the Missouri In bouth
Dakota The Senator told the President
tnat unless Congress acted at once that
the floods In the Missouri between Yank
ton and Vermillion, S. Hik.. caused by
the ice gorge would greatly damage prop
erty and possibl) result In the loss of
"Reds" Lqsq City by Biggest
Vote Ever Cast in
"AMERICAN ONCE MOKE"
Milwaukee, April i Dr. Gerhard A.
Badlng, Republican, was today elected
ma) or of Milwaukee on a fusion ticket
on which his associates were J. P. ar
ney and Louis M Koteckt for treasurer
and city controller, respectively, both
Democrats. This marks the downfall of
Socialism by the biggest vote ever cast
in any election In Milwaukee The fusion
ticket, with eight aldermen at large and
a majority of the ward aldermen Is car
ried into office by a majority over the
Socialists of more than 18,000.
All of the aldermen, like the candi
dates for the three clt) offics, are dis
tributed between the Republicans and
Democrats and each Is pledged to take
r.o part in a party campaign while In
office, thus marking the end of the
National party as a factor In a Mil
The result was the most violent city
campaign in Milwaukee's history, as evi
denced by th fact that $0,000 votes were
polled out of a total registration of
S-'.OOO. jnd as compared with 60.000 votes
ior ine nignest previous record of an)
The Issue of the campaign was largely
Socialism vs. the Antls, with the stars
and stripes injected as an Issue by sen
sational occurences In the campaign.
Saturday night the Socialists tried to
break up a fusion meeting attended by
7,000 excited fustonlsts, by walking out
noisily when Representative Cary raised
an American tlag. 'the following night,
at the end of the Socialist campaign, a
visiting speaker declared that Lincoln
and Jefferson were not patriots, and the
antl-Soclallst press retorted to these
demonstrations by appearing with the
slogan: "Americanism vs. socialism.'
merlcan Flair Used.
In the days of Moses,tilstory says that
the Jews marked their gates to warn
away the angel of death that visited the
homes of the Egyptians, 'this morning
the Hebrew story was duplicated in this
city by the display of thousands
American flags, to label the. houses where
nonpartisans lived. The Socialist cam
paign bajlge was a tiny red flag, and the
city was Inflamed by the defining: of the
It means that Milwaukee is no longer
a slur on Americanism," declared the
fusion campaign manager, Walter Shlntz,
to-night. "It means Milwaukee Is Amer
ican once more."
"It is only a two years' delay. Social
ism will march onward to the capture
of the nation." was Victor L. Berger's
answer to the election returns.
The new administration will take of
fice In two weeks.
The Byplay Minstrels.
Fraa tbs Cincinnati Enquirer.
"Mr. Interlocutor, what is the differ
ence between a plain fool and an edu
"I don t know, Mr. Bones. What Is
"One sleeps in his talk and the other
talks in his sleep."
"Mr. Modljn Rott will now render the
pathetic ballad "I Never Knowed You
Loved Me Till XoiuBought That, Can or
Montgomery County Citizens
Namo Him as Candidate
from Sixth District.
MOVE IS NONPARTISAN
At a largely attended nonpartisan
meeting held at Sliver Spring, Md., last
night the residents of Montgomery
County announced their determination of
seeing that the next Congressional Rep
resentative from the Sixth district should
come from their county, and named Gist
Blair, a well-known attorney practicing:
In this city, as their candidate.
Both Parties Represented
The meeting was attended by Repub
licans and Democrat alike, tdward W.
Byrnes, who presided at the meeting.
presented u series of resolutions whlcji
were unanimously aaoptea. ine resom
tlons expressed as the desire of all pres
ent that Montgomery County haVe the
right to name the next representative,
and that Mr. Blair, "who, bw reason of
his eminent qualifications, his fidelity to
the Interest of the county, his knowledge
and experience," was their choice as
In his address replying to these reso
lutions Mr. Blair assailed the policy of
"peanut politics." which ho said had en
tered much Into the scheme of things of
recent jears Public men. he declared.
should bo brought back to the under
standing that the people are masters
and they are chosen to serve.
He said In part
'Public men In America have drifted
awa) from their masters who are. the
people They are Indifferent and look
upon their offices more as perquisites
than as an emp!o)ment. by the people,
to do certain business for them which
the) are not able to do for themselves.
This home!), simple, old-fashioned w)
of looking at our government Is one
of the striking contrasts between the
present day and the early da)s In our
Favors Republican Creed.
"Now, I do not know how satlsfac
torily I will be able, to live up to these
maxims In )our e)es If elected to Con
gress, but I Intend to try to do so, and
although I shall be ejected as a Re
publican, and although I am one and
believe absolutely In a protective tariff
and n gold standard and other prlnci
pies of the Republican party as an
nounced In the platform at the last
Republican convention, et I desire to
tell )ou, my friends and neighbors, and
through )ou to announce It to "the bal
ance of this great district of th'o State
of Maryland, that I shall, if elected, be
the member of Congress for the entire
"In all matters which are not politi
cal I hope to convince all of my con
stituents that I am, and as long as I
shall continue to be a member of Con
gress for this district. "Democrats and
Republicans, or Republicans and Dem
ocrats alike that I am striving to af
ford to all Increased and Improved op
portunities to benefit themselves ma
terially, educationally, morally., and In
every Aray possible which properly
comes within my powers and oppor
tunities" J. HAM LEWIS SECRETIVE.
Plnk-vvhlskerrd Statesman Has JVo
."ot Filed Campaign Expenses.
J Ham Lewis, of Chicago, who Is the
Democratic candidate for the United
States Senate, ma) bo liable to proecu
tlon for failure to comply with tho Fed
eral election publldt) bil as amended at
the last session ot Congress. Mr. Lewis
has not filed any statement of his cam
paign expenditures, and the law requires
that such statements shall be made un
der oath to the Secretary of the Senate
at least ten days before the date of the
lection on tne primary.
JThe Illinois primary. In which J. Ham
Lewis Is a candidate for the Democratic
nomination, will be held on April 9, and
obviously It Is now Impossible for him
to meet the law's requirements In this
Mr. Lewis, whose pink whiskers are
known throughout th e nation, is unop
posed for the Democratic Senatorial
nomination In the Illinois primaries and
may have had no expenses. It is con
tended, however, that the publicity act
contemplates that sworn statements
shall be filed whether there be expenses
lneurrd or not.
The penalty of the law is a fine of
$1,000 or Imprisonment for one year. Or
ootn, in caso oi wiutui violation.
Steel Probers Decline to Heed
Chairman's Suggestion that
Morgan Be Snbpoened.
Representative A. O Stanley, of Ken
tuckj. chairman of the special steel Stt-
vesttgating committee, lost out In a fight
that took place at an executive session
of the committee jesterday. Mr. Stanley
fw anted to hold the lnvesUgaUon open
until the return to the United States of
J. Plerpont Morgan, who, according to
Mr. Stanley, knows a lot about the or
ganlzatlon of the United States Steel
Corporation that he should be required to
tell under oath
.The committee refused to call Mr. Mor
gan on the ground that It was not known
when he would return from abroad, and
that It was the duty of the Investigators
(to close up the Investigation as soon as
possible. Mr. Stanley was reminded that
Mr. Morgan was in the United States for
a long time after the steel inquiry had
begun, and that Mr. Stanley, who had
authority to do so, had not summoned
It Is the understanding that this sug-
gciuon, implying dereliction on his part.
Infuriated the Kentucklan. Up to date
Chairman Stanley has had practically
his own bent In summoning witnesses
In the present Instace, however, the
committee decided that as Mr. Morgan
is not In a place where a summons could
be served. It would be Idle to await his
From the Womtns Home Companion,
"What's that long snaky thing he
swings around In front of him?" she
wanted to know.
That's his trunk," explained her
Then I suppose that little one behind
him is his suit case."
Little Margaret was watching the ele
phant at the reo.
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CHARMED CLASS RING
OF LIEUT. ALTSTAETTES
Story of Young Engineer Officer Who 'Achieved
Fame in the Philippine Campaign.
In the office of MaJ Gen. Wood. Chief
of Staff of the army, Capt. Matthew
E. Ilanna has quite recently been re
lieved by Capt. James A. Moss, of the
Twenty-fourth Infanto. Capt. Moss Is
man of athletic build, excellent ad
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sits at his desk opposite Mai. Johnson
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Which one He promised me sev
Oh, vcs. remember he had his eve
ou jou.' replies the officer., By the
way, did Alstaettcr ever get his ring?"
3tsterloDa MrsMiire Hent.
He doubtless remembers the weird.
mysterious messages from the "negro
Americano " Kagan, who. after desert
ing from his companj, vowed he would
make him his valet or give him a "Job"
wrere an American army officer could
feel the effects of his own discipline
He doubtless remembers the shots that
King out unexpectedly from hushes and
underbrush that promised him a "Job"
In another world. Certainly the part
Lieut Altstaettcr's charmed class ring
plajed In those adventuresome days has
never been forgotten.
Capt. Moss had Fagan as a private
In his company on the Isle of Luzon
In the Philippines in the days when Gen.
Lawton was last advancing north. In
Miltltary discipline, rigid and severe.
caused Fagan to be brought before
Capt Mces more than once, and each
lime the negro seemed to feel that his
punishment could only bo satisfied by
vengeance So that when he finally de
serted and disappeared word was quickly
passed around that trouble might be
Before long things started to happen
around camp to make the Americans
worn. Mysterious shots seemed to
come from nowhere among the under
brush and bushes, and the activity of
the Philippine insurrcctos was greatly
Americana Are- tmlmshed.
Then one daj- a group of Americans
stumbled upon a dense underbrush that
fairly bristled with rifle shots and
caused them to seek shelter for their
lives They quickly rallied and sent shots
pouting Into a clump of underbrush. Or
dinarily a few well-directed shots would
scare the ambuscaders away, but not so
this time. The bushes returned the fire
as steadily as it came.
Suddenly there arose from the bushes
the figure of a tall negro. He bowed as
If to begin a speech and waving his hat
We're off for the day. bovs Ammu
nition gone' No use peppering away at
me like that You can t hit me I bear
a charmed life'
With another bow Fagan dropped into
the bushes and disappeared With him
vanished his band of Insurgent follow
The news that Fagan was at the head
of a band of lnsurrectos spread jllke
wildfire through the American ranks.
Bring him back to his comDanv dead or
auvc. was the watchword
Lieut Kredirick W Alstaettcr. ajoung
engineer officer, had ventured out with
a -email escort to do seme work and had
been "Jumped by a superior force and
taken prisoner. He was taken In custodj
bj the lnsurrectos and when ready to
learn his fate looked up to see Fagan
standing before him
Fearful of Its Influence.
Fagan. now a power among the lnsur
rectos. with tha renk of lieutenant gen
eral, looked tho American over with a
quizzical smile. His eje felt on Lieut
Alstactter's class ring and he took It
The ring had a peculiar charm for the
suspicious natives and they were a lit
tle fearful ot It" Influence, and told
Fagan he had better not keep It.
"That ring has a charm. There are
devils In It." thej" said, but Fagan. fas
cinated, neld It before his ejes with a
longing cf possession Strangely enough,
this negro, who had a superstitious turn
of mind, heeded the words of his com
rades at first, and seemed on the point
of returning it. But he conquered his
suspicions and .putting the ring on his
finger, waved away his advisers.
' If It has a charm It will help me. I
have a charmed life."
But Fagan was not quite comfortable
with his new possession He seemd to
have a lurking fear that the ring meant
trouble for him somehow He had heard
that the class rings at West Point were
never given away and never worn by
others than cadets, and that It was bad
luck to steal one When he was In the
Twenty-fourth Infantry he had noticed
the ring on the fingers of American offi
cers and had asked about It In a Joking
trnv ht hail hen tntrf that thi. rfnf- hail
a charm which could not be explained.
and that If taken from an owner It would
always come back. He had been told
that bis finger would drop oft it he wore
Had Influence vrlth Natives.
Fagan was nominally under Gen. San
Dlco and was looked upon as one of his
most capable subordinates. Indeed, his
Influence with the natives and his
"charmed life" had made him an In
valuable man to San. Dlco Jn the past
The change that somehow had come
over Fagan could not be explained by
any of the lnsurrectos excepting on the
ground of some unlucky charm, and Gen.
).San Dlco assured the Americans that
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But the Americans were not content to
let Fagan remain at large. Lieut, Al
staetter had been paroled and returned
to his comrades with the news that Fagan
had stol-n his ring.
To the West Pointers this was an un
pardonable offense They would not let
matters rest until the ring was re
turned and Fagan made to pay the
Gen. Funston then offered a reward
for the delivery of Fagan. dead or alive.
A price was put upon his head, and the
natives who learned of It said to them
selves that It was lucky. Indeed, that
ragan had disappeared.
Long after Fagan s disappearance, in
l0i two Igorrotes or natives on th
Island heard the story when they came
to town to trade cabbages and potatoes
In exchange for dogs They wanted the
dogs to aid them In a hunting expedi
tion. Find Fagan .Asleep
While engaged in their hunt they came
upon a negro asleep at the foot of a
tree with a native woman of the
mountains. The man, stout and bulky
In appearance, was stupefied by a quart
of blno he had consumed
Stealthily the Igorrotes looked him
over, not exactlj- knowing whj. They
started to continue their way when one
of them pulled the other aside and
pointed with wild ej'es at the form be
low "Look' he shouted, still pointing.
The glance of the. other, following his
direction", fell upon an outstretched
hand, on the finger of which was a
The charmed ring' they ejji-ulated
together The Idea came to them that
the sleeping man was Fagan. for whom
the Americans had offered a reward.
With only a moment s hesitation they
pounced upon the man and made short
i work ot him. They cut off his head and
V ' dropped it In a gunny Hack, and they
l cut oft his finger on which was the
I ring. With these two proofs they
' started In to claim the reward.
The head was readily Identified
that of Fagan The ring was taken
possession of. and arrangements were
made to send It back to Its owner. The
Igorrotes got the reward.
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