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BMLWAVS TO CLASH'
BEFORE HIGH COURT
THE WASHINGTON TDEES, SATURDAY,. SEPTEMBER 16, 1911.
Plan to Unite on Urging
That Sanborn Decision
NEW YORK. Sept. 1C With the gov
ernors of the many States represented
at the House of Governor St the
Spring Lake conference uniting to fight
before the Supreme Court of tho rnltcd
States for the right of the States to fix
traffic rates entirely within the borders
of the single States, the railroads aro
preparing c unite to urge the court to
uphold the decision of Judge Sanborn
nullifying the Minnesota 2-ecnt fare
T AFT ANTICIPATES
ACTION OF PROBERS
"Beats House Committee to It" in Vindicating Dr. Wiley,
But Committee May Get Best of Him Later in
'- the Game.
By JUDSON C. WEltlVER
President. Taft his "beaten the. Moss
committee to It" In the matter of vin
dicating Dr Wiley. But he will have
to hustle with his reforms In the De
partment of Agriculture If he beats the
committee to the bigger things it has
in mind. ,
Democratic leaders in thehouse are
determined that Jeglslatlori shall be
brought forward,-"early the coming ses
sion, that will make absolutely certain
tnat the spirit of the food law shall
They, are prepared to show that raort
of the Administrative machinery now
Judge Sanbjrn's decision was heraia-' employed is extra-legal; that instead of
1 bv the railroads as a guarantee that dolnir what the law Intendwi". thn Rnrno.
ffWl hi thn rnfTri.n1o no o .rtiopjntaa
the" Federal Government would protect
vupnai engaged In transportation
against restrictive laws passed by State
legislatures. With the decision came
Increased activity in railroad stocks.
Attitude of Financiers.
The. action of governors In taking
what Is termed by many the most rad
ical course is generally condemned In
the financial district
The governors, however, asserting
their action was merely for the purpose
of obtaining pioper legal representa
tion before the highest court. They
all admitted, that stiould the Supreme
Court uphold the Sanborn decision, the
States would "be reduced to meie prov
inces of a centralized power."
Willie the Mlnnes-ta case will be tbu
first with which Governors Harmon,
Ohio; Hadlev Missouri, and Aldrlc'i,
Nebraska, the governors' committee,
will have to dea. with, similar cases in
volving the rghts '. the State to mako
r.illroml laws In Missouri. Kansas, Ok
lahoma, and Nebraska, are before ths
Danger to Transportation.
One railroad official said: "Should
the Minnesota decision be upset, a seri
ous blow would be delivered to the
transportation 'ntercsts of the country.
The Interstate Commerce Commission
has the power to decide what a reason
ably rate Is, one that wlil result in a
fulr profit to the railroads. Should
the Statrs be permitted to lower the
'reasonable' rates established by the
Interstate Commerce Commission they
may entirely wipt out the piofits of
Kven the appearance of three gov
ernors merely In the capacity of law
jers fighting before tly Supreme
Courts for the rights of the individ
ual States as opposed to the powers
of the United States Is a situation
new In the country's history. The
governors asserted that If their
action was novel. It was none the
less sane and necessary.
Clad in Night Dress,
Girl Captures Burglar
WAKEFIELD. Mass., Sept. 16. In her
nightdress. Miss Annie Spalding chased
a ljuiglar to the street, threw him down
and sat on him till a policeman came.
doing what the law intended, the Roose
velt and Taft Administrations have, be
tween them trumped up a great mech
anism, which has prevented the en
forcement of the law as Congress want
ed It enforced, obscured the simple and
efficient Instrumentalities that Congress
provided for, and made the law's sub
stantial "subversion possible.
urn deliberate policy of Imposing
exira-iegai machinery to clog and ham
per the machinery provided bylaw, will
be made a strong issue by Democrats.
They are not In favor of any new
frills. The proposal to have a commis
sion enfqjce the law does not look
They just want "Doc" Wiley put
back on the Job, with a free hand and
plenty of elbow room. They want the
Dunlaps the McObes. and all the oth
er little Incumbrances swept aside, and
they will take steps to be rid of them
with great nromrtness. If President
Taft does not get to all that first.
End of ftemsen Board In Sight.
The (Remsen board will not last be
yond the present fiscal year, for anoth
er appropriation measure will be care
fullj safeguarded with provision tht
none of the money here appiopriatc1,
shall be used In iny such fashion an
the Remsen boarJ has spent some
Tne Board of Food and Drue Insnec
tion will be put out of business In the
like fashion, and then there will prob
ably be some legislation, authorizing the
establishment of food and drug stand-
aiuN uiiuer me immediate domination
of Dr. Wiley and nobody but Dr. Wi
ley. Pending all these details, there is
acute concern as to the political moves
the Administration will make. Today's
opinion Is that Attorney General Wlck
ersham gets away with a clean bill of
health. The President made an excuse
for him; said he didn't have the full
record before him.
No Excuse Made for Wilson,
But it Is notable that the President
made no excuse for Secretary Wilson.
Rather, he intimated strongly that de
ciding the Wiley case was. not the most
Important thing connected with the Ag
ricultural Department that he had on
hand. The other things would be much
lot of the conspirators
theirs" in due time.
Wlil Secretary Wilson go, along with
Messlrs. Dunlap and McCabe? It Is
well known that President Taft did not
want Mr. Wilson In his. Cabinet. He
would not have included him. but for
powerful pressure that was brought to
bear on him from farmers' organiza
tions, publishers, and the politicians
from the farming States. Secretary
Wilson Vas then the popular member
of the Taft Cabinet. There simply was
nobody else to appoint? no other men
with any possible qualifications for the
place could get a shallow of the back
ing that Wilson commanded.
Against hiss will and wishes, then, Mr.
Taft appointed Mr. Wilsort. He has
felt ever since that it was a mistake;
that he would better have followed his
own predilections. The Ballinger-Pin-chot
affair started in the Department
ui nsuvunure. iess wise and exper-
icm-eu uii-n man now, me President
did the unpopular thing. He dismissed
PInchot. In the present Instance, he
would likely have dismissed Dr. Wiley,
only that the experience of the PInchot
case taught him better.
. Not Easy to Drop Wilson.
To drop Secretary Wilson out of
the Cabinet despite the mistakes he
has mnde. Is not easy. Secretary
Wilson, after all Is said, has a tre
mendous hold on the farmers of tho
country. They don't care whether he
Is a good administrator or not. They
know that he built up the department
to the Dolnt where It Is of real its"
and vnlue to them, which It never
had been before. Thev read Its liter
ature, build their chicken houses asr
the bulletins- direct, doctor tht-Ii
horses accordlnar to the horse book
rotate crops asdlrected. and just nat
urally can't bo pried away from their
loyalty to the Institution or the Wil
son conduct tljereof.
So, whatever the President does,
he will have a hard time -settling the
Wilson matter. The tenor of his let
ter to Secretary Wilson suggests that
if the latter would amlablv resign
pretty soon. It would relieve the Ad
ministration. Nobody believes the
Secrslary will do so. Ho will require
a more dernite Invitation to do so.
Is Fifty-four Today
H IT'S ME
They're as Serious as. They
Can Be Waiting for the
v Bell Monday. -
Bradley Lane Film Views
Prevented By The Rain
Owing to rain yesterday tho moving pic
ture views of traffic along Bradley
lane, Chevy Chase, were not taken
this, morning, but according 'to a
statement made this afternoon by .XI.,
O. Eldridge, of the office; of public
roads, In the Department' of Agricul
ture, the pictures probably will be
taken today. t , .
They will show the effect of -automobiles
upon macademlzed. roads, and
the contrast when the roads areireat
'ed with tar. Bradley lane Is one of
the new Government highways. Fine
dust on the smooth surface of the
regular macademlzed road Is thrown
Into the air by rapidly moving auto
mobiles. It will probably be Monday
beforo the '"dust", pictures are taken.
There will be other pictures to Illus
trate the making of public- roads In
various sections of the country. Ten
thousand dollars was appropriated by
Congress for experimental work along
The road pictures will be but 3 part
of a series of moving pictures that
are.Deing made by a concern to show
tho workings of every branch of the
Rep-sentntlve George R. Malby, mem
ber of the House from the Twenty
sixth New York district. Is fifty-four
years old today.
Mr. Malhy, whose home Is at Ogdcns
burg, Is a native New Yorker. He is a
veteran of the New York Legislature,
having served five years In the assem
bly and twelve years in the State sen
ate. He Is now serving his third term In
Newsboy First Depositor.
i-Sh-WAKK. N. J., Spt. 16. Louis
Wnlnnr a itTiuKn .IV ei I AHnA
more big and Important, when he got nickels.' and dimes wan the first '.
n,i ti iTh ir,tiH Z .u . rosltor In the postal savings bank just within full view of passing trains on
And the broad Intimation was that a 'opened. jthis road. Advt.
"School starts Monday, School starts
Monday, nh, haw-ney! I'm going V bo
transferred and you aint."
"I don kare. D'ruther stay back
than go to th" ol teacher you'll get."
They've been talking about today for
the past week, have the kiddies, to
whom this Is the very last bit uf va
cation. Juvenile minds that have been
taken up with swimming, and sailing,
and playing ball, and fighting over who
ought to win the pennant, are all so
bered today. They arc- ticking off the,
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bciujjus wiuiii nui mane wie Hours, OE
the one day before the "Quarter Bell"
at 8:15 o'clock, Monday morning calls
rhem to school.
School opening Is a serious business
for the kiddles. There are new teach
ers to meet, and a, kiddle must always
learn just what "teacher'll stand for"
befqre he Is fully satisfied, and, oh yes,
there's always some 'pretty little ba
rlbboned Miss who sets every boy's heart
pumpin' on the verj first day of school
That's why the kiddles are anxious
today, and the mothers are hurrying
to buy school shoes, while the young
sters fl-et because "Johnnie Smith's
goln' t' start long pants, and I ain't."
So those who canVlip away are tak
ing one long last dive Into the nools
at the Bathing Beach today, whllo
others are tramping out along tha
country roads. And -whatever they
may do, today. It's the last evidence
of vacation and summer, for school
Fined For Spending
Another Man's Money
George B. Cobb was flndd $20 or sixty
days In Jail for larceny in Judge
Aukam's court yesterday.
On Saturday he went to the Naval
Hospital selling reduced rate coupons
for a photographer. Thomas I. Perry,
of the hospital force, wanted a coupon,
but a $5 bill was tho smallest money lie
had. The price of the coupon was 25
cents. Perry gave Cobl the bill.
T llnt in trn in n snlnnn in if.t .
change," said Cobb In Police Court. "I I
bought one drink out or my own money
and started to leave when friends asked
mo to have another. That settled It,
your honor. I forgot whose motwy I
"Twenty dollars or sixty days will help
you to remember next time to come
back with the change," said Judge
Funeral Services' Held
v ,Eor Mrs. E. A. Hester
. Tho funeral of Mrs.' Eliza Addison
Hester; Inher eighty.flrst year, born in
the District, and-a lifelong resident here,
was held from the home of her daugh
ter, .Mrs. Hi a. .Ansley, 2627 Connecticut
avenue, this afternoon at 3 o'clock. The
Rev. C. Ernest Smith, of the St. Thnmn
Episcopal Church, offiplatcd at the cere
monies, ana. lnterement was in uaic mil
Cemetery. , ,, -
Funeral of Boy Injured T"
In Fall JsjHeld Today
Funeral services for Clifton McGlll,
the elghteen-y ear-old boy. who died ta
tho Emenrencr Hospital yesterdaY afr
ternoon as the result t)t a fall froc
the second-story veranda of his uncle e
home, 900 K. street northwest, were held
from St. Patrick's Church this morn
ing at 9 o'clock. The Rev, William
Carroll, assistant pastor of the church,
officiated at th? ceremonies; Interment
was In Mt. OUvet Cemetery.
Viini, f"!llt hart nlanned to enter tle
navy this1 fall, and had prepared him
self f6r the xamInations. He was bom
in Covington, Ky... and had been in,
W.'.SInrlnn lnri ttiA death of his par
ents, two years ago. McGlll was brush
ing somo cobweb? from the celling Jf
a second-storr porch, and stod upon tho
ralhng In order to reach. The railing
broke,, and he was thrown to the pava
ment belowr-Iracturlng his skull.
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