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tfiorizes the United Pressjo deny
statement made by Turkish Vice
Consul Shah Mir in New York
that Turkish Red Cross needs
funds to care for 2,500 Italian
prisoners in Tripoli.
One of the mast interesting
things about the Turco-Italian
.war is the difference between the
Turkish and Italian estimates of
dead, wounded or prisoners.
London. "The United States
spends too much time on elec
tions." Sir Robert W. Perks,
member of parliament
Considering the awful results
we get, we are inclined to agree
with Sir Robert Think of the
time we wasted wishing Taft on
NEW.TIN PLATE KING IS A
, New York, May 13. Daniel G.
Ried, successor to W. B. Leeds,
the tin plate king, was the first
witness in the government's suit
for the dissolution of the Steel
Reid was a punk witness. He
suffered from a complete loss of
memo'ry. He wasrit very sure of
his own age. He didn't seem to
know what his own business was,
and he had only the vaguest no
tion of what was meant by a pooL
The trouble with Reid started
when Jacob M. Dickinson, for the
government, desired to know
what Reid's business was.
Reid replied that he was chair
man of the Rock Island railroad
.. This is the truth, but not near
ly the whole truth, and Dickinson
wasn't satisfied. He asked Reid
if he held any steel stock.
"Yes," said Reid.
"How much?" said Dickinson.
Whereupon Attorney Linda
bury, for the Steel Trust, jumpe"d
into the ring; and waved his arms
and got excited. Lindabury said
the questidiTwas improper.
John A. Brown, who was act
ing as commissioner in place of
his father, Henry P. Brown, ruled
that the question was quite
proper, and Dickinson asked it
"Shan't telk" t said Reil, and
that ended the matter.
Then Dickinson wanted" to
know if Reid ever exchanged
Steel stock for Tin Plate stock.
Reid remembered that he did, but
when Dickinson asked him on
what basis the exchange was
made, he could not remember
anything about it.
Reid admitted that he wsa
treasurer and oTganizer of the tin
plate company of Jndiana, organ
izer of the tin plate 'company of
New Jersey, that he had been in
terested in the merger of 52 tin
plate companies, and that he had
been president of the corporation
until the Steel Trust absorbed it.
Then Dickinson wanted to
find out a few particulars about
the merger of the tin plate com
panies, and Reid's memory be- ,
came a perfect blank.
v He could not rememher if there
were 200 or 300 mills in the mer
ger of the 52 companies. '
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