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ANTI TRUST BILLS Plans to Nationalize New Jersey Statutes on ' the Subject • ______ COVER SUBJECT IN SIX SEPARATE BILLS Interlocking Directors Will Be Taken and Limit Will Probably Be Placed on Capital of Inter state Corporations By C. E. STEWART Washington, November 21.—(Special.) The President has been giving much of his time of late to the preparation of a legislative trust programme which will tie designed to add to and strengthen the Sherman law, and also provide additional statutes for the control and regulation of trusts and corporations. This pro gramme will he handled through the ju diciary committee of the House of Rep resentatives, of which Henry D. Clayton Is chairman. The President’s task is *hv no means completed, but hardly a day passes but what he does not take the occasion to consult with the House and Senate lead ers, who happen to be now available In Washington, upon the subject. The Presi dent will follow the plan which, accord ing to his impressions at least, proved so successful in New Jersey, where he se cured the passage of the so-called “seven sisters” bills,' and he will recommend the division of the subject into a number of separate measures rather than handle it in one bill. It is said upon competent au thority that there will he at least six of these, and It is the present intention of introducing them first in the House and make them strictly administration hills and enlist the full strength of the party behind them, as far as possible, perhaps through a caucus. Nationalize New Jersey Laws So far as is applicable the President will rationalize the New Jersey statute^The Sherman law' will not be repealed, but will be fortified by the new measures. There will be legislation to more clearly define what is meant by a “trust,” and to make the officers and directors personally responsible, under penalty of both fine and imprisonment, for their good conduct and the acts of their firms. It is not decided w hether this w ill be offered as an amend ment to the Sherman law' or as one of the separate bills, but it is regarded as most probable that the later course will he adopted. , There will also be an attack upon the present system of interlocking director ates. The President will recommend that greater safeguards and restrictions be thrown around the participation, as direc tory, of Individuals in more than one baffle, railroad or industrial corporation engaged In interstate commerce. It Is not believed that he will go to the length of suggesting that the practice of interlock ing directors should be prohibited alto gether, but there is a considerable senti ment In Congress that this should be done, and it was particularly pointed out by Samuel Untermeyer in the Pujo investiga tion that interlocking directorates were the greatest menace to legitimate compe tition that existed in the country. Limit on Capital It is understood that one of the Presi dent’s bills will be directed to the placing of a limit on the amount of capital for in^ terstate corporations that may hereafter be organized. He will recommend that industrial or producing corporations should not be al lowed to own interstate railroads or steamship lines. The President has been urged *to sug gest the creation of a trade commission; in fact, this feature has received very favorable consideration by many con gressmen and senators who are studying the “trust" question—the commission to have powers over corporations engaged in Interstate commerce similar to the powers now exercised by the interstate commerce commission over the railroads. So far as can be ascertained, however, the Presi dent has not committed himself to this ided. At any rate, it is safe to assume that when Congress is ready to take up the t^ust question the President will be ready with his complete programme, and outside of telling them what to do, and how to do it, he will allow Congress to carry out such trust legislative programme as may occur to them. --- ■■ • — Bessemer News Bessemer, November 21.—(Special.)—To day Ed Marsh and Will Marsh, both ne groes, came to Bessemer from Dolomite where they live, and identified the clothes which were found at Henry Billings house on Seventh avenue and Twenty fourth street, when he was arrested by Chief of Police R. J. McCabe and Detec tives Ceph Ross and J. S. Parrott Tues day about noon. There were eight suits; one overcoat, several hats and other wearing apparel. Both negroes work in the mines at Dolo mite and claim that the clothing was taken from their homes. The tobacco and cigars were identified as goods stolen from the store of J. R. Rogers, on Fifth avenue and Twenty-first street several days ago. The detectives were at work on the Rogers robbery when the evidence led to the arrest of Billings and in search ing for the stolen property found the clothes. Billings was bound, over to the grand jury this morning, under a $1000 bond on a charge of grand larceny in the police court. The remains of Mrs. Jeanette Stans field, 79 years of age who died at 3:25 o’clock yesterday afternoon after a short illness of acute indigestion at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Philip Erlick, with whom she made her home, were sent to Cincinnati last night by Kennedy, where interment will be made. The deceased is survived by four daughters and one sister, Mrs. Erlick accompanied the remains to Cincinnati. In the Bessemer city court the follow ing suits were filed: Annie Turner vs. the Louisville and Nashville Railroad company for $3000 dam ages for alleged personal injuries. Ernest Tarrant vs. E. T. Lamb, as- re ceiver of the Atlanta. Birmingham and Atlantic railroad for $250, it being alleged that a mule of the plaintiff was killed by a train of the defendant company. Dread Pitts vs. E. T. Lamb, as receiver of the Atlanta, Birmingham and Atlantic Railroad company for $3000 damages for alleged personal injuries. Leon Monzello vs. the Louisville and ■Nashville Railroad company for $400 dam ages. The Myrtle-Linton Lodge No. 130, Knights of Pythias, held an enthusiastic meeting at which time interesting talks were made by Thomas R. Walker of Ens ley; H. M. Beck. D. W. C. Yarbrough and Paul Sims, of Birmingham. The canvas for members for 'Pages' Night" to be held at the Jefferson theatre in Birmingham on November 28 and 29. was closed and 22 were reported from the lodge in Bessemer. A large number of the local Pythians will attend the meeting in Birmingham next week. Quite a large crowd witnessed the per You Men Who Know Clothes Value Will appreciate the combination of style, quality and low price in our Suits. Frankel $15.00 Suits Are produced by America’s best tailors of the best wool ens. The tailoring is as perfect as can be put into clothes. Every suit guaranteed by maker and also by Louis Pizitz. Men’s Chinchilla Overcoats $15.00 These overcoats, you know, are the newest to be had, made of good chinchilla in brown or blue, shawl collars, perfectly tail ored, worth regularly S6-00’ $15.00 Up to $20 Cravenette Coats at $12.50 We are just in receipt of these cravenette overcoats for men. Gray or black and full length. You will pay for the same coats elsewhere $17.50 to $20.00. Our price $12.50 Men’s $4 aid $5 Fancy Vests $2.95 A special sale of men’s fancy velvet vests, in the blue and red shades, also fancy grays. You will not find these vests elsewhere under $4.00 to UJO QC* $5.00. Special formance of “Josiah.” wnich was pre sented tonight by local talent at the high school auditorium. Owen Williams, as “Josiah Armstrong,” was clever indeed, and had an amusing role while Miss Mary Hann, as “Josiah's wife,” portrayed the part excellently. Miss Lai la h Hyde, as Edith Le Blanc, was very dainty and read her lines well. The cast of characters was as follows: “Josiah Armstrong, a wealthy farmer.” Owen Williams; “Wellington Armstrong,” wealthy broker, Dr.l Berney Clay; “Ben jamin Butler Armstrong. Josiah’s son,” Edwin Guy; “William Le Blanc, a wealthy broker.” James Fitzpatrick; “Henry New comb, a rising young author,” J. J. Haley; “Hiram Penstrake. Wellington Arm strong's confidential man,” De Camp Lee; “James Wellington, Armstrong's butler,” Macon Williams; “Mrs. Welling ton Armstrong,” Mrs. Juliap Le Vert; “Jemming, wife of Josiah Armstrong,” Miss Mary Hann, "Gladys Armstrong, daughter of Wellington Armstrong.” Miss Grace Judson; “Edith Le Blanc, daugh ter of Le Blanc,” Miss Lallah Mae Hyde. The Rev. M. K. Thornton. J. D. Powell and Gwylym Herbert have returned from Enterprise, where they have been attend ing the annual meeting of the State Bap tist association. During the session much work of interest to the church was trans acted. A message whs received last night by Mrs. I. F. Swallow notifying her of the death of her uncle, Dr. Herrick Johnson, which occurred at his home in Phila delphia. Dr. Johnson was over 80 years old and had been one of the most esteemed ministers of the Presbyterian church, having been president for many years of the McCormick Theological semi nary in Philadelphia. A special meeting will be held Thursday evening, November 20, by the Bessemer Camp No. 81. Woodmen of the World, at which time the fourteenth anniversary of the organization of the order will be cele brated. A number of prominent Wood men will make speeches, after which a banquet will be served. There are 400 members of the camp. Miss Jeanette Allen will be hostess to the Forty-Two club tomorrow afternoon at her home on Eighth avenue at 3 o’clock. M’GUIRE PARTNER OF NEPHEW OF THE TAMMANY LEADER IN BOND BUSINESS (Continued from Page One) with Sulzer at a later date, but not In Cooperstown. Other Companies Excluded “Did you ask Commissioner Carlisle to put the words ’natural solid’ into the asphalt specifications so as to exclude everybody but the Barber company?” asked Mr. Whitman. “I don't recall using the word solid,” said McGuire. “Why did you ask that the term na tural be put in?” “Because otherwise it would not de scribe an asphalt of the concern in Which I was getting a commission,” the witness conceded. “Wasn’t it to exclude the Warner Quinlan company because they wouldn’t pay you a commission?” McGuire then admitted having “sug gested” to a representative of the con cern that it make a $5000 contribution to the democratic state committee in return for getting a state contract. He said he had held similar conversations with Fillmore Condit, New York agent of the Union Oil company. “Did you know it was a crime to solicit these contributions?” asked Mr. Whitman. “I never knew it was a crime to solicit these commissions,” replied Mr Guire. He denied that the Barber com pany had made seven payments of commissions to him during the last year, although Mr. Whitman informed him that the company’s sales agent, Johnson, had so asserted. In regard to his association with Charles F. Murphy, Jf\, in the bonding business, McGuire said he had an agree ment with the Tammany leader’s nephew which embraced a division of expenses and commissions on the bond ing of all barge canal, state highway, subway and aqueduct contracts. They both represented the United States Fidelity and Guaranty company, ke said, and last year they had together obtained about 25 per cent of state ! highway bonding business. Contractors Testify McGuire was preceded on the stand by Edward P. Burgard, a Buffalo con tractor and chairman of the democratic general committee of Erie county. Bur gard testified he had a $2,500,000 state barge canal contract and two smaller road contracts. He had . contributed $1000 personally to the democratic state committee - in 1911 and in 1912 had turned over $6000 as contributions from other contractors which he said had been given to him by Reeves Smith of Fulton, N. Y., a consulting engineer. The checks therefor were drawn to the order of Norman E. Mack, he said. Three more state contractors testified to day to having given campaign contribu tions to Everett P. Fowler, the alleged Tammany “bagman" now under indict ment on charges of extortion. They were John If. Weld man, Charles O. McComb and Guy B. Dickison, all of Syracuse, and enrolled republicans. They had each given $200 apiece to Fowler, they testified, alter William H. Kelley, democratic leader of Onondaga county, had written asking them to meet Fowler at the coun ty democratic headquarters. They pro duced their checks, all payable to the or der of Norman E. Mack. The contribu tions were made about the same day on which Seneca P. Hull, another upstate contractor, on whose testimony Fowler’s indictment was based, made his contri bution of $250. All declared they would not have given the money if it had not been for their state contracts. ”1 told him I was a republican,” said Guy B. Dickison in describing his inter view" with Fowler. "He only smiled and said I’d think it over. Later I gave him the check for $200.” William J. Burns, another Syracuse contractor, said he also had been asked by Fowler for a contribution, but that the latter had seemed satisfied wrhen he told him he already had contributed to the local organization. The inquiry will be resumed Monday when Mr. Whitman expects to hear tes timony from other contractors. He also expects to place further evidence before the grand jury. Easiest Way Out A Louisville negro was caught with a number of hides in his possession, for which he could not reasonably account, and was brought into court charged with stealing, says the National Monthly. “Guilty or not guilty?” thundered the Judge. "Not guilty,” emphatically responded the nagro. "Then how do you account for the fact that you were in possession of two $5 bills when you were arrested, although you are known'to have been unemployed for a year?” demanded his honor. “Jes let me relate the circumstance, Mr. Jedge-” "And that three hides, of which you claim to know nothing, were found hiding in your cellar?” "I duno, jedge, but-” •"And that you were seen coming out of the tannery with three more?" The negro scratched his head in silence for a minute, then blurted out: "Lookey here, Mr. J^dge, if you Is gwine ter get so troublesome an’ so quisltive ’bout this little matter, j’a jest I plntedly gwine ter take back what T said ’bout not guilty an’ make it guilty." Certainly, He Does From Pearson's Weekly. Husband (handing his wife some j money): "There, Amelia, is five pounds, and It has bothered me a little to get It for you. I think I deserve a little ap plause.” "Wife: "Applause? 'Why, my dear, you deserve an encore.” Everybody Applauds Saks’ Suit Values FOR AT . 1 You’ll find fabrics, fashions and tailoring in our clothing that you’ll have to pay $5.00 the suit more if you equal our quality in other shops. We Are Clothing Experts — You should expect more of us for your money than you would expect of any other clothing- store in Alabama, for we buy and sell more clothing- than any other three stores combined. Our Clothing Stocks Right Now Are at Their Best For They Are to Meet the Holiday Demands Expect what you may, this Store will not disappoint you. We Offer You at $20.00 Your pick of 460 Hamberger Bros. Suits, made up to sell at $30.00. A spe cial purchase and a very special sale. Thanksgiving Turkeys Here We don’t sell them. We have them to give away. Ask any of our clothing salesmen. They’ll tell you. Mens Good Underwear « i At 50c & $1.00 The Garment Such well known makes as Cooper’s Spring Needle, Wright’s Health Underwear in fleeced or plain ribbed, blues, flesh or ecru. We also 'show at $1.00 the famous Stuttgarter Underwear in wool and cotton mixed. j&very-ivian s Guaranteed Socks 75c a box of 6 pairs or 2 pairs 25c Silk Sox 50c kind, 3 for $1. oaks auc JNeckwear Like others sell at $1.00. You may take choice of Knit, Repp Silks, Brocades, Vel vets or any fabric that’s ab solutely correct. M .00 SHIRTS B The Fadeless Kinds. 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