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, VOLUME XXXXTI BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA, SATURDAY, JANUARY 25, 1913 12 PAGES NUMBER 25,4 SULTAN OPPOSED PROPOSAL TO GIVE UP ADRIANOPLE Did Not Object to Sudden Change in the Gov ernment DETAILS GIVEN OF DEATH OF NAZIM Was Expostulating to Demonstrators When Shot and Killed—Resump tion of War Probable—Euro pean Capitals Aroused i _ 4 London, January 24. A dispati n t 4 from Constantinople to a news 4 4 agency here says: 4 4 "X learn on high authority that 4 4 the Young Turk committee was 4 4 well aware that the Sultan unwil- 4 4 lingly gave way to the resolve of 4 4 Grand Vlsier Kiamll Pasha to cede 4 4 Adrianople. Young Turk officers 4 4 who recently were received by the 4 4 sultan left him with the Impression 4 4 that he would not object to a sud- 4 4 den change in the government and 4 4 that the same spirit prevailed in 4 4 the family council the Buitan re- 4 4 cently convoked, 4 4 "A pamphlet, obviously inspired, • 4 has been distributed here. It says 4 4 the Young Turk committee has 4 4 been the means of liberating the 4 4 sultan aiwi saving the caliph from 4 4 his endangered position. 4 "Enver Bey was most kindly re- 4 4 celved by the sultan, who, without 4 4 hesitation, accepted Kiamll Pasha's 4 4 resignation and appointed Young 4 4 Turk leaders as his ministers." 4 i Constantinople, January 24.—Nazim Pasha, the commander of the Turkish army, received his death wound while expostulating with a crowd of demon strators for having become embroiled In a conflict at the grand vizierate. The official version of the affray, which is termed a "regrettable incident," was is sued tonight. When the demonstrators, it says, head ed by Enver Bey, one of the leaders of the young Turk party, penetrated the grand vizierate in an attempt to enter* the council chamber they were stopped by Fafiz Bey, aide de camp to the grand vizier, who, drawing his revolver, fired a shot at them. The aide de camp of Nazim Pasha also fired at the crowd, his bullet striking Mehmed Nedjif, one of the demonstrators. The demonstrators thereupon replied and Nizlm s aide de camp was instantly killed. Upbraided Populace Nazim Pasha, who was in the council chamber, heard the shots and rushed out side. Facing the demonstrators he up braided them, calling them Ill-mannered curs. While he was speaking a bullet cut short his remarks and he fell dead. A secret police agent and an attendant of the Sheik-Ul-Islam, head of the Mohammedan clergy, also were killed. The leading unionists of Constantinople declare the shooting of Nazim was un premeditated, and much regretted, but under the circumstances, unavoidable. They say the unionists hore no 111 will toward Nazim, whose open and soldierly character made him respected even by his political opponents. The fact that a no torious enemy of the committee of union and progress like Rechad Pasha, the late minister of the interior, was allowed to go scatheless, it Is argued, proves that the demonstrators desired to avoid blood shed. All the old ministers were set at lib erty today, and permitted to return to their homes. Fafiz, the aide de camp of the former grand vizier, who fired the first shut in yesterday's affray, was a companion of Major Tahar. who started tlie mutiny at Monastir last summer, which led to the resignation of the cabinet of Said Pasha, Resumption of War Not Desired Views held in official circles with re gard to the situation between Turkey end the Balkan allies may be set forth as follows: The Turkish government, does not de sire a resumption of hostilities, but the European powers are even less anxious to witness a renewal of the war owing to the danger of possible complications Iri Europe. Turkey realizes her condition ol financial penury, hut this condition is abronlc to her, and means always can bo found for keeping afloat. On the other hand, from a military standpoint. Turkey is In a better con dition than ever to wage war with ad vantage, especially as the government believes the forces of the allies are nesr the point of exhaustion. Never theless the porte would prefer to avoid further bloodshed if this is honorably possible, and the possession of Adrlan ople by the allies Is not Insisted on. official circles are confident that no coercive pressure by the powers need be spprehended, or threats of Isolated action by Russia taken very seriously, owing to tiie possibility of such action bringing about European complications. Under these circumstances, it Is felt here that the allies may come to realize that Adrlanople Is not Indispensable to their well being, and especially when they observe that It is the determina tion of the entire nation to fight rather than to surrender the holy city. Fighting in City Fighting has occurred at several places In the city this morning. A dozen cr more persons have been wounded and many arrests have been made. Great public excitement has followed the kill ing of Nazim Pasha. Talaat Bey, the new minister of the Interior, informed the F.uropean em baasles that all measures necessary to Insure the security of the city had been taken. He also addresesd circulars to the provincial governors explaining the .reasons for the change in the govern ment and calling upon the people to lend their moral and material aid to the government. “We are determned." he said, "to de fend the interests of the country, now face to face with the prospect of a re gumption of hostilities. Bey la Popular Hero Enver Bey, who has taken such a prominent part in the overthrow of Klamal raaha'a cabinet, is the popular hero. The scene outside of the offices of the grand vizier when the leaders 9! the Young Turk party arrived there Thursday was a dramatic one. There wae a considerable crowd present. Greai enthusiasm was manifested when some gne unfurled a flag and waved It. The ■»■••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• ADRIANOPLE MUST BE REMO, SAYS TURKISH COUNCIL The New Ministers Discuss Reply of Note of Powers BALKANS TO WAIT FOR DEVELOPMENTS Opinion Differs Among Delegates. Action of the New Ministry Considered Evidence of Future Attitude fM.,*-.—M—■ ... 4 ♦ ♦ SENSATIONAL INTERVIEW * ♦ 4 4 London. January 24.—The 4 4 Daily Express today prints a 4 4 sensational interview with an 4 4 unnamed Turkish diplomat in 4 4 London. He asserts that the 4 4 Turkish delegation to the peace 4 4 conference never intended to 4 4 make peace and that its sole aim 4 4 was to procrastinate to the ut- 4 4 most, believing a favorable bar- • 4 gain could be made with Austria 4 4 by which Austria would obtain 4 4 Salonlki and the country be- 4 4 tween Bosnia and Herzegovina 4 4 and the Aegean sea in return for 4 4 helping Turkey retain Adrian- 4 4 ople, part of Macedonia and the 4 4 Aegean islands. 4 ♦ N ♦ Uondon, January 24.—Some days must elapse before the situation arising from the revolution in Constantinople be comes clear. As far as may be judged there is no intention on the part of the new Turkish government to force matters or to resume hostilities if any reasonable compromise with the Bal kan allies is possible. A dispatch from Constantinople to night says the council of ministers sat today to discus the reply they wjll make to the note of the powers and it is believed this reply, while insisting on the retention of Adrianople by Tur key, will point to Thursday’s demon stration as a real manifestation of the national with The new government is finding dif ficulty in filling the post of foreign minister. The portfolio has been of fered several of the Turkish ambassa dors abroad, but thus far all have de clined. Until the ministry is completed by the appointment of a Sheik-Ul Islarn and a foreign minister it is prob able that no definite steps will be taken. Developments in the situation are awaited throughout Europe with the greatest concern as danger might arise through active intervention by Russia. Balkans to Wait The Balkan delegates to the peace conference in London show no desire for precipitate action. They have ac cepted the advice of the ambassadors of the powers to await the reply of the new Turkish government to the ambassador s note before forming any resolution as to their future procedure. Opinion among the delegates is greatly divided. Some maintain it Is useless to wait longer in view of de velopments at Constantinople, which are considered eloquent proof of the attitude the new ministry intends to take. Others take the view that it is impossible for Enver Bey to be taken seriously. In addition, they argue, the Young Turks, who lost power owring to the absolute unpreparedness of the coun try under their regime in /he war with Italy cannot now have t.*e support of a majority of the people as the same unpreparedness for which they w'ere responsible has been further demon strated to exist In Hie war with the Balkan allies. Work to Regain Power Naturally the Yoiink Turks, some of the delegates say, have worked very hard to regain power. Their activity lias been especially marked in the army hut it is not believed the bulk of the army is ready- to support them and these delegates think it not impossible that a counter revolution wll undo whatever was achieved by the Young Turks Thursday. Those of the dele gates who do not think it wise to wait longer say they consider it a pity to let the present opportunity pass with out giving Turkey a blow, taking ad vantage of the confusion ensuing by reason of the revolution in Constanti nople. As a whole, however, the allies' In tend. If possible, to wait for Turkey's reply to the powers, and. if it Is un satisfactory, to present an ultimatum to the Turkish delegates demanding a categorical answer concerning the dis position of Adrianopie and the Aegean Islands. Failing *o obtain satisfaction the armistice then will be denounced and hostilities resumed. The Turkish delegation tonight still (Continued on Page Eight.) BttttttMttf Btttttttttttftlf BISisasssssssssssssssssss ONE REASON WHY TURKS REFUSED TO SURRENDER ADRIANOPLE 1-—-----1 THE MOSQUE OF SELIM II, TURKEY'S HOLY PLACE AT ADRIANOPLE One of Turkey's reasons for holding out so stubbornly on the question of surrender of Adrianople is be cause in that city is located the famous mosque of Selim II, which hears the same relation to the Turk as the tomb of his ancestors does to the Chinese. The great mosque was set up in the sixteenth century, and legend has it that the Sultan, seeing that it would be the most wonderful building in the empire, stated that he would have the architect slain after he had finished his work, that he might not erect a rival. This architect, a Bulgarian named Sinan, hearing of the Sultan's determination, sought to escape from the city when his task was at an end by leaping into the air from the last minaret of the mosque, trusting to a pair of wings he had fastented to his shoulders to insure his gliding into safety. He fell and was killed. IMI«»<MII(t*l*l*t(tM*l«MM*******>*(**(*>****,l*(a">***(*,(<*****M*#***M*a*,****,'*'*'**'M*',***',M'***'****a*«l*M***«**l»Mltl*l*IMta>taM|||t ILL NOT ALLOW TARIFF REVISION TO INJUREJUSINESS Chairman Underwood Gives Opinion Before the Tariff Hearing Yesterday Washington, January 24 — Chairman Un derwood of the House committee >n ways and means, announced emphatically at the tariff hearing today that there was no intention of cutting rates of duty so low along competitive lines as to ruin the business interests of the country'. Hr took exception to intimations he attribu ted to republican members that the dem ocratic majority of the committee pur posed to make rates that would disturb business prosperity. **I deny that there is any such inten tion,” he said, following remarks of Rep resentative Payne, ranking republican member of the committee. The committee which heard testimony of many manufacturers and importers on the flax, hemp and Jute schedule was not disposed to question the competitive char acter and luxury classification of many of the laces, embroideries and other art icles in the schedule. Mr. Underwood took occasion to agree with some of them that their competi tive status seemed to have been sus tained, which is in favor of approximate ly the same rates on many items. The entile schedule is one of the most profitable in the whole tariff scheme and produced last year more than $49,000,000 of revenue with duties averaging above 45 per cent ad valorem. Some of these a:tides will be reduced to stimulate com petition and bring revenue. Export Tax Questioned The Manila export tax law' on Manila hemp was questioned by the committee when the subject was brought up by Kdwin D. Metcalf of Auburn. N. Y., a lope manufacturer. Mr. Metcalf said the duty was a relic of the Spanish regime in the Philippines and that the benefits o? the refund allowed to importers in this country operated to the benefit of the American consumers. Mr. Underwood criticised it as a bad law*. It was sug gested that an export law' anyway was not in keeping with the spirit of the American constitution. More than 16 per cent of all the tar iff revenue for 1912 was raised from un scheduled Items and schedule J, Con sideration of which the House com mittee on ways and means began to day. Linens, lace and linoleums, cloth, water proof colored carpets and hy draulic hose, curtains, cables and cordage, threads, tapes and tapiaco and other manufactures of hemp and Jute are embraced In the same schedule on which the government last year de rived $49,000,000 of revenue from im ports whose total value reached $108, 698,000. ’ The ad valorem rate now averages 45 per cent. All along the line luxuries are to he taxed on a high duty basis under the. democratic pro gramme for the coming extra session. Most of the large number of items in (Continued on Page Two.) E. V. DEBS INDICTED FOR OBSTRUCTING JUSTICE Terre Haute, Ini)., January 24.—Eu gene V. Debs, socialist candidate for President of the United States in the last election, was rrrested here today on an indictment returned against him in the federal court for the Third dis trict of Kansas. Debs was charged with obstructing justice. Debs furnished $1000 bond for his appearance at the May term of the United States court for the Thlfd Kan sas district. Debs wrote an "expose'" of alleged conditions In (he Fort Leav enworth prison for the Appeal to Rea son. which caused u government in spection, but the mat'er printed In the Appeal to Reason was considered ob scene by the federal grand Jury and action was brought against the edi tors for sending it through the mails of the United States. It is alleged that Debs encouraged the witnesses in this case to leave the jurisdiction of the court. Debs brands the indictment as an effort to ruin the Appeal to Rea son. He declared he would tight the case to the end. He said he would employ no counsel but simply tell his 'story to the jury. "The federal prosecutor In Kansas.’* he said, "hired ,an ex-con vict, it seems, to come to me and plead for financial aid so that he could go to parts unknown and start life anew. 1 promised him the myalls he pleaded for and now I am indipt'xi upon the charge of having attemitr»d to induce a witness to leave the /jurisdiction of the court. I promise* itfat if this case comes to trial ther^ ‘will be some in teresting developments before it cornea to an end." SENATORS DISCUSS KNOX’S POSITION ON CANAL TOLLS Generally Indisposed to Go On Record as Opposed to Position Taken REPLY IS ATTACKED BY ENGLISH PAPERS Intimate That Friendly Relations Be tween t'*<* T vo May B*> at Stake. Reply From Other Country Would Be Resented Washington, January 24.—Senators fa vorable to arbitration were generally In disposed today to go on record in oppo sition to Mr. Knox's position. Senator McCumber, republican, and Hitchcock, democrat, both mem hers of the commit tee on foreign relations, expressed them selves. Said Senator McCumber, “The secretary's letter doesn’t alter the fact that we agreed by treaty to treat all nations alike in connection with the canal and that we also agreed' by an other treaty to submit all such questions as this to arbitration.” Senator Hitchcock said: “The reply of Secretary Knox demon strates that in exempting from tolls ves sels engaged in the coastwise traffic. Congress practically voted to subsidize American ships at the expense of the taxpayers. He asserts that the loss falls upon the American taxpayers and none on British shipping. To my mind this presents a reason for changing the law unless we are to embark on a programme of voting ship subsidies.” Those who opposed arbitration are pleased with the Knox note. Senator Fletcher of Florida said: “Secretary Knox certainly is right In saying that there has been no violation of the treaty to date. I do not favor the arbitration of the toll question nor the repeal of the law, but If it should become necessary I should he willing to have the whole question passed upon by our own 9upieme court.” Within Legal Rights Senator Townsend: “X feel now as I have felt all the time, that the Senate anted within its legal rights under the treaty. I object to submitting the mat ter to arbitration, and If It should reach the point where It would be necessary to refer the matter to The Hague tribu nal I would In preference repeal the law, because I fear serious complications might arise through arbitration. ■ There la some expectation In official circles here that the British foreign I ( onHeard Page Right., .. TODAY’S AGE-HERALD 1— Sultan opposed proposal to give up Adrianople. AdrianopLe must he retained, .says Turkish council. Will not allow tariff revision to in jure business. Senators discuss Knox's position on canal toll. No more victims found in fallen building. House closes for a time financial pi ube. Judge knew poo;*'organized to fix! steel prices. Debs indicted. 2— Dr. Phillips would not limit school taxation to county. 3— Cincinnati famous for generous free lunches. 4— Editorial comment. 5— Collector Wright thinks lawmakers | will not be called. Little talks by Birmingham busi ness men. Birmingham men give opinions on canal-, toll issues. 6— Pay railroads are behind agitation of canal question. Poclety. 7— Sports. 8— Harmony prevails in democratic ranks, declares governor. J»--Veterans may y ear uniforms. 11— Markets. 12— Newsboy ordinance Is passed by commission. :>• -l-'.. . Jt ■*. uff-' NO MORE VICTIMS FOUND IN RUINS OF Debris Stripped of Stones and Timbers—Death Toll Remains at Eight McKinney, Tex., January 24.—The de partment store which collapsed here yes terday drew thousands to the scene as the aftermath today. The site has been stripped of stones and timbers. Only a few comparatively small piles of debris venaalfi* Tim floor space I vis l^rit -Ndd bare and there is no possibility of finding £fly large number of bodies under the small heaps of brick In the corners. T^ie death toll still Maoris at eight persons, with one probably fatally injured. Four teen were slightly hurt. One of the in jured is believed to be in danger of death. This is Mrs. Belle McWilliams, who was crushed. How the exaggerated stories of scores of women and children shoppers • aught unddr the walls came lo be circu lated is partly attributed to the excite ment which the disaster caused In adja cent Texas towns. The death list has been confirmed beyond a shadow’ of doubt. That no one among the observers was fatally crushed in the rush to rescue is a miracle amidst crackling walls. To day there was a different version of the story how H. A. Klstler rescued his little daughter, his wife, and his mother-li - law. Klstler first dug out the little girl. He carried her across thj* street. The little girl then told him where she thought her mother and grandmother could be found. Kistler went back and by follow ing the Instructions of the child found the two women. He released them instantly. Both were hurt. The news of the disaster continued to spread. Within 20 minutes after the collapse based press wires had carried the advices to every city in Texas, immediately thousands of persons rushed simultaneously lo telephones. Business men and well known citizens at first re ported the death list was large. The maypr at first iil the list would reach nearly tw’o seor-\ Men known for their conservatism I'-serted it would reach 60. The immediate icrult was a tremendous pressure for vehement converging on McKinney from all sections of Texas. Nearby town sent special cars and trains. Hotels, restaurants and private domiciles ran out of food. Many private homes were thrown wide open for the re ception of the visitors coming to aid in the rescue, one man crawled under the wreckage and by means of wet sponges and restoratives kept Miss Lula Searcy, n clerk, alive for an hour until a relief parts reached both. She will recover. Her sister, Eva Searcy, was killed. Instructing I’elham Uuarrls Anniston, January 24.—(Special.)—Ser geant Bert Moore of the United States army, who was in Anniston last year, has been here for several days and is giving special Instructions to the members of (ompany D, Pelham Guards, who are commanded by Captain Llarnar l^ffers. 't'he company will he Inspected by Adju tant General J. B. Scully and lieutenant Goodwyn of the United States army next month. f(Mtt*M«»*H****'*"""""""**M***""""M*< NOOSE dllTIEE CLOSES FOR ATIME FINANCIAL PROBE _ H. l\ Davison Again Chief Witness Before the Committee . . - DENIES EXISTENCE OF A MONEY TRUST Presents Long Statement Before Com mittee — Charges Co-Operation Among Financial Interests to “Weak Banking Law” THE DAY TN CONGRESS. SENATE: Adopted resolution au thorizing naval affairs committee to i investigate wisdom of placing naval observatory in hands of scientists, irrespective of experience. Senator Overman introduced bill to appropriate $250,000 for improvement in New York upper hay. Democrats in caucus reaffirmed de termination to hold up all President’s appointments except army, navy and diplomatic, and decided it would be unwise to hold public reception in capitol March 4. Utah’s electoral vote was delivered by Mrs. Margaret Z. Witcher. Senator McCnmber unsuccessfully sought to have eight hour law amend ment vote reconsidered. Regan consideration of Lever agri cultural extension hill. Adjourned at 3:15 p. m. until noon Saturday. HOUSE: Consideration of conference report on Immigration bill objected to and notice given it would be called up tomorrow. Considered private pension bills. Manufacturers .of flax, hemp, jute and sundry articles subject of ways and means committee's tariff revision hearing. James J. Hill and several bankers examined by “moUM- trust’’ investi gating committee. Merchant marine committee contin ued inquiry into alleged steamship pools. Immediate action on North river pier extension bills urged before com merce committee. Samuel Gompera asked judiciary committee to postpone Action on Workmen's compensation bill until la bor representatives could be heard. Representative Gannon spoke in fa vor of Lincoln memorial structure hill. Appropriation of $1,000,000 for relief of Ohio valley flood sufferers, pro vided in resolution Introduced by Rep resentative Stanley. Passed private pension bills and re sumed consideration of the rivers and harbors appropriation. Adjourned at <5:30 p. m., until 11 a. itt-. RiiHwdary. Washington, January 24.—Accepting as an argument, a lengthy statement deny ing the existence of a money trust and charging the co-operation among financial interests to the “weak banking law," framed by Henry l*. Davison of J. P. Mor gan Sr Co., the House money trust com mittee today closed for the time being its financial probe. The statement of Mr. Davison, present ed by him as he left the witness stand, was an analytical argument based on the tables ami charts presented to the com mittee, "purporting to show control of <25,000,000,000 of resources by iso directors." The statement denied this conclusion apd set forth specifically that the firm of Morgan Si Co. "believes that there is no such thing, either in form or in fact, as a money trust." Tho committee did not allow Hie statement to go into the record us testimony, but at an executive meet ing voted to allow it to be recorded as an "argument." Differs With Untermyer Mr. Davison differed with Mr. Cnter n.yer, counsel for the committee, in his assertions as to the concentration and control of money and credit, and the law vei was unable to shake tho position of the financier. James J. Iiill. railroad pioneer of the I northwest, followed Mr. Davison on the j stand} He was examined briefly as to his j affiliations with various banks and rail roads. Robert Windsor of the Firm of Kidder, Peabody Sr Co., ind Gardner M. Lane ot Lee, Iligginson Sr Co., both of Boston, were examined as to the participation of their concerns with .1 !\ Morgan & Co., the First National hank, the National City Lank and other New York financial In stitutions, in the marketing of securi ties. Francis L. Hine, president of the First National bank of New York, was the J Iasi witness before the committee. Mr. j Hine was questioned as to the practice of | Ins hank, Morgan .Si Co. and the National City in handling jointly issues of stocks and bonds. He raid that participation in bunds Issued in Mils fashion were usually accorded to the banks in which he and other members of the issuing firms were interested. He saw no objection, he said, to officers of these banks underwriting a jortion of the participation accorded their banks. Mr. Hine declared he would not approve- a law enforcing tin* publicity of lank assets or the publicity of bank stockholders. The committee will begin within a week consideration of Its report which recom mends changes in (he national banking law and legal control of various flnan (Contlniieri on Png« Nine) »••••••••••••••••••••••••«■••••••••••••«•••••■•••••«• NEARLY 3000 INVOLVED IN NEW YORK WAITERS’ STRIKE New fork. January 24.—Tlie strike of hotel employes spread today and nearly cne-quarler of the more important estab lishments are affected. Some of the r,mailer restaurant wore forced to close ard several hotel proprietors said if the trouble continued they might have to dis continue their dining room service. Near ly ,W) waders, cools and kitchen helpers, It is estimated, are out. The Hotel Workers’ union made its defc l.iratlon of war this afternoon In a statement that unless they are satisfied 20.000 employes will quit work within three days. The strikers ask for better sani tary conditions, better food for their per nrt.al use. abolition of fines, no discrimi nation against the union, Increased wages and a readjustment of hours. 'Tonight un;on workers tried to tie up some of the larger hotels. One thousand Llrike pickets attempted to watch every hotel and restaurant. Members of the Hotel Men's association sold they hud met the employ es more thai? half way ami would resist further de mands. Several arrests were made when union v alters interfered with the strikebreak ers going to or coming from work. Several hundred strikers early tonight attacked two non-union waiters outside il.e Hotel Astor and seriously injured them before polico dispersed the mob. Three men were arrested. The strikers marched to the Knickerbocker hotel and to Shanley s restaurant, making a demon stration in front of each. Another I itched buttle with the police in which 4'V* strikers were Involved ensued. Some of the strikers carried railroad spikes, a detective and several strikers were tn juted. The polit e arrested nine men while quelling this riot. JUDGE GARY KNEW POOLS ORGANIZED TO FIX STEEL PRICES W. E. Corey Again on the Stand in Steel Trust Investigation |GARY ATTENDED POOL MEETINGS Witness Reiterates Testimony That T. C. I. Company Was Steel Rail Competitor of Trust Before Taken Over During Panic ♦ ♦ T STEEL CORPORATION ♦ ♦ WILL NOT1 DISSOLVE $ | New York, January 24. — Elbert ^ 4 H. Gary, chairman of the United 4 • States Steel corporation, issued the 4 4 following sta emeut today: 4 4 "There is no foundation for the 4 4 published statement that the 4 4 United Steel corporation is going 4 4 to seek voluntary dissolution, and f 4 that it will coply to the supreme 4 4 court for diractidn ‘how to go 4 4 about •The question has not 4 4 been up for consideration before 4 4 the board,of directors, the finance 4 4 committee, or the officers of the 4 4 corporation." * ♦ New York, January 24.—Participation of subsidiaries of the United States Steel < orporation in pools organized to fix prices vhR known to Judge filbert H. Gary, chairman of the corporation, long bflfori he gave orders that the pools should bo I abolished, according to William fi. Corey, former president of the corporation. Mr. t’oiey so testified today on cross exam ination in the government suit to dissolve the combination under ttie Sherman anti tniM law. The testimony preceded an acknowledge ment by 41r. Corey th&v Ids resignation as president of the corporation in llHtt v-a* the sequel of a dispute between htm feU and Judge Gary ns to who was chief m authority and that the finance commit tee of the corporation had upheld Judge Gary. U gave direct contradiction to tes timony of Chairman Gary before the Stanley steel investigating committee that, with the exception of the "rail com* I,‘nation," which, he said, did not fix prices, he had had no knowledge of the existence of pools and had ordered them abolished as soon as they bad been brought to his attention. This was in the latter part of 1904. (■try Knew of Pool Mr. Corey swore today that Judge Gary "knew about all the pools all th«i time because he attended some of the r.actings." Although a meeting of the plate mid structural pool "in 1902 or 1UU3," was the only one at which he could dis tinctly remember that Judge Gary was piesent, Mr. Corey said he was sure he was present at other meetjl igs. 'Are you sure that Judge Gary was present at the structural meeting?" asked < A. Severance, attorney for the corpora tion. "Absolutely," answered Mr. Corey. Unable to shake the testimony of the witness, Mr. Severance held a brief con ference with his associate counsel. "You left the Steel corporation with j some ill feeding toward Judge Gary, didn't | > ji,?" askevi Mr. Severance. "We were not always In accord, but t don’t think it was ill feeling," replied the witness. Mr. Corey then acknowl edged that there "had been a question as to who was chief executive," and t It a t the loanee committee bad upheld Judge Gary. T. C. I. Company a Competitor Mr. Corey could not. be induced today to niter his previous testimony that the Ten nessee Coal, Iron arid Railroad company was a steel rail competitor of the Steel I corporation before it was taken over bv the corporation during the panic of 190,’ with the sanction of President Roose velt. He said he had opposed its ac cidsltlon on the ground that the price was loo high. John \V. Gates and others who controlled R had placed a "nuisance value" on the properties, he said, and It w ( uld have continued as a competitor of the corporation if it had not been taken over. Mr. Corey also persisted today in hi# opinion that the price paid by the Bteel corporation for the lease of the Great Northern ore lands was too high, although counsel for the Great Northern ore true (C’out lulled on page Sewn SUNDAY’S AGE-HERALD Tomorrow’s Age-Herald will contain fining other things the following inter esting features: Prank ib Carpenter writes on Central American finance. This is the last of Ids series on Central America. He begins a scries on Mexico on Sunday. February ’L Bill Vines writes about the approach of the baseball season. Wellington Vandiver has some moie unique tales under the title "Yarns of tiu t’ouithouse Gang.’ Dolly Diilrymple will have a story to morrow' about "Chief Bennett and the I Fire Laddies." C. F. Marked writes on The Strange Folk-lore of the Amazon." Laura Jean Libftey ha* a striking ar ticle under the title, A Romance In Real i/te." Marion Harland writes on "The Impor tance of Making Your Orders Plain to Maid or Child." i Mrs. J. B. Reid has another of her in teresting articles under the title, "Folks— a Common Subject." I A classic in a page is entitled. Smoke," ' by Ivan Turgenlev. Hayden Church writes from London 1 about the oldest stars and stripes in ex I Dierica in an English village church ! tow er. :. L. Scott writes from London on the | rivalry among mercantile establishments to secure the trade of King George, the j empire’s most valuable customer. On the editorial feature page tomorrow will be found the following "Evolution t.iid the Doctors," by Dr. George Eaves; i Men Who Have Made Alabama—M. VV. Abernethy," by Dr. B. F. Riley; "The i Angel of the Island." by Richard S>pd llane; Heart to Heart Talks " by James I A. Edgarton. ! The comic section in colors will, as | usual, chronicle the doings of Old Doo | >ak and the other funrT\ people. The Age-Herald fs the only Sunday newspaper in Birmingham printing the despatches of the Associated Press, the ' greatest news gathering agency In the world.