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VOLUME (WIIL—NO. 59. Triumph for Vicarino Soprano Enchantress WINS AUDIENCE BY HER SKILLFUL INTERPRETATION © Unusual Enthusiasm Is Aroused at Presentation of Melancholy Doni- , zetti Opera "Lucia." the beautiful and melancholy Donizetti opera, was presented by the Lambardi Grand Opera company at the Valencia theater last night, receiving a warm reception from an audience of music lovers. The Lambardi stars, in cluding the popular tenor, Agostini. A. Graziani and M. Giovacchini. were heard at their best, although they were al' relegated to second place by Regina Vicarino, who was the principal in the. role of Lucia. Vicarino is a remark ahle lyrical soprano, whose last ap pearance in San Francisco several seasons ago is well remembered in op eratic circles. Vicarino scored a triumph in the mad scene in the third act of the play. Her singing wa.-i little short of absolute perfection, judging from the way the audience applauded and encored her. She sang to one encore only, although it was five minutes before the house quieted down for the final scene with Agostini in the limelight. His voice was in excellent form and he was givtn a well deserved ovation. Giovacchini. the barytone, in the role of Henry, Lucia's brother, who sacri fices her happiness and very life for fear of his own, was heard at his best. The singer has a remarkably clear sweet voice, with great power and carrying qualities. A. Graziani exhib ited perhaps the most mellow male voice in the cast, but it seemed to lack in power. That the operatic season of the Lambardi company will prove a great er success than even its press agent predicted seems to be certain from the reception given '"Aida" on Monday night and last night's enthusiasm over "Lucia." There were not a dozen vacant seats downstairs, while the gal lery was crowded to its capacity. Gounod's immortal opera "Faust" will be presented this evening. The beautiful arias will be interpreted by a special cast of stars. Lina Bertossi, ti-.e lyric soprano, whose performances with the Milan Opera company at the old Chutes theater endeared her to San Franciscans, will sing the role of Mar guerite, G. Bellinger!, a well known tenor, will sing Faust, while G. Mar tino will be the Mephistopheles. The production will be under the baton of Arturo Bovi. whose work is consid ered distinctly above the average. CITY'S ONLY NOPE LIES IN PURCHASE City Engineer Urges Buying Spring Valley—The Plan Meets Opposition That the city's only way out In the water question is to buy Spring Valley at the company's price was the argu ment last night by City Engineer M. If. O'Shaughnessy before the Haight and Ashbury Improvement club. He guardedly discussed the question, but described the situation in such a way that the point of purchase was left as San Francisco's only hope to meet 'ual conditions in view of condemna tion proceedings being too entangled to prevent an acute water scarcity. Mis arguments were answered by Dr. C. D. Salfield. who asserted that Spring Valley is trying to hold up San Fran o and wipe out the hope of a Sierra ply. Mr. O'Shaugnessy declared that San Francisco must take immediate action to prepare fur the Panama canal times and the only outlook is to buy Spring Valley and develop the Calaveras dam position. ?"W« must prepare to meet condi tleiM or we will pay the penalty." said. "We must grab this Spring Valley system. We must build the Calaveras dam and bring water into ' cry household in tbe City, Com pleting Calaveras dam and with Spring Valley's system we would have 7n.000.00rt gallons a day. "The city ought to be able to pay the interest on the bonds of baying Spring Valley for $.17,000,000. .1 have no particular affection for Spring Val ley. I have hopes to get Heteh Hetetiy; but I think also that we ought to get Spring Valley and prepare for Greater San Francisco." In reply Salfield said the city ought forget Spring Valley, go ahead on plans for the Sierra system and start laying its own pipes in the districts now needing water where Spring Val ley refuses to extend. He declared Uiat Spring Valley's system downtown is rotted and will not be able to supply c built up business section. He as ted that the pipes are losing 4,000 000 gallons of water a day; that the system utterly useless and if it is bought the city will have to tear up the greater part and reinstall a new one. "I don't like to be held up and be told to deliver," lie said. "Take my word; the taxes will double. Th.' city won't be able to operate Spring Valley under the economy it is now operating. Buying Spring Valley' means the ex penditure of another $-.'0,000,000 ex penses. "The milk in the cocoanut is that the power companies are trying to keep the city from a Sierra supply. Get the Sierra supply and you will have water and power. Get Spring Valley and you will have nothing but expense." Accidental Death—A verdict of acci a lental death was brought in at the "*• nquest yesterday into the death of John W. Slater, who was found asphyx iated by gas in his home at 570 Cali fornia street, January 17. Slater, who was a retired merchant, was 7 1 years old. He leaves a widow. ecgina Vicarino of LambardiGrand • Opera company. LILLIAN GRAHAM GETS $1 AND LOVE Chorus Girl in Stores Shooting Cut Off in Seattle Father's Will SK.\TTLE. .Tan. 27.—Lillian Graham, the former New York chorus girl who was acquitted, with Ethel Conrad, of assault by shooting W. E. D. Stokes, a New York broker, was bequeathed $1 and the love and affection of her father, Patrick Graham, a pioneer of this county, whose will was probated today. Mrs. Stella Singleton, former wife of a Nevada millionaire and sister of Miss Graham, is also bequeathed $1 with love and affection. The estate of the father, amounting to about $2,000, Is given to his daughter, Mrs. Serena E. Galway. of Ontario, Ore. Alice Agnes Andrews, a fourth daughter, is given $1 and the love and affection of the parent. DAVID STARR JORDAN BECOMES BIT IRONICAL Declares Balkan-Turkish War Was Ar ranged by Powers at Berlin 34 Years Ago PA IX) ALTO, Jan. 27.—David Starr Jordan, president of Stanford univer sity, commenting on the substance of President Wheeler's address before the San Francisco Y. M. C. A. on Sunday said: "I should not differ from Doctor Wheeler as to the general statement of facts as to the Balkan situation. Four hundred years of military occupation, even under better masters than the Turk, is about the limit of endurance. The Macedonians have a proverb: 'Bet ter an end with horror, than horror without end.' "Yet General Sherman's march stands unimpeached. For one t I can not detect the finger of the Lord on any sword 'drawn streaming red.' "The ingenious intriguers called 'great powers* provided for this war at the treaty of Berlin 34 years ago, and It came in due season. They provided for reforms and left the Turk to carry them out. They kept the 'sick man of Europe' alive because he owed them some $600,000,000 and because his en trails were full of their concessions. Railways, wharves, lighting corpora tions, water powers, mines, everything worth taking was being scrambled for by exploiters from France, Germany. England, Austria and doubtless Russia as well. It is now arranged for the Turk to die without discommoding his interna! parasites. That is surely a tri umph for civilization." SHOOTS HIS WIFE AT HER FRIEND'S HOME Jealous of Attentions He Believed Were Ltiilsbed I pun Her by Others J. Holtz Fires on Spouse Jealous of the attentions which he believed were being lavished on his wife by other men, J. Holtz rushed into the home of Mrs. Hayes, 463 Bryant street, at midnight and fired four shots at his wife, one of which lodged in the woman's leg. In the confusion fol lowing the shooting Holtz escaped. The Holtz have been separated for several months. Recently Holtz has been drinking heavily and he often had made threats against his wife. Last evening Mrs. Holtz went to spend the evening with her friend. Mrs. Hayes, and while there the shooting occurred. Mrs. iloltz was removed to the cen tral emergency hospital. The police are searching for Holts. HARVESTER TRUST FILES INCORPORATION ARTICLES TRENTON, N; J., Jan. 27.—Articles Incorporating the International Har vester corporation with an authorized capital of $70,000,000 were filed with the secretary of state this afternoon, the incorporators being men actively connected with the International Har vester company, a concern already chartered, under the laws of New Jer sey, with an authorized capital of $140,000,000. The incorporators are Harold F. Mc- Cormick and William J. Lauderback, Chicago; William L. Saunders, Plain field, N. J.; John A. Chapman, Chicago, and Clarence F. Gregory and Robert H. Neilson, New York. THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL SAN FRANCISCO, TUKSDAY, JANUARY 28, 1913. SULZER ADVISES LEGISLATURE TO CURB EXCHANGES New York's Governor Sug gests New Laws for Cor rection of Flagrant Stock Abuses IMPRISONMENT ONE OF REMEDIES GIVEN Unless State Does Its Duty No Fault Is to Be Found if Nation Takes Action ALBANY, N. V., Jan. 27. —State super vision and regulation of the New York Stock exchange and other stock ex changes are advocated by Governor Sulzer in a message sent by him to the legislature tonight. The time is ripe, is the governor's opinion, for the state to step in and end "flagrant abuses, shifty schemes and clever combinations to catch the unwary and to mislead the public." To effect this he recommends the en actment of a group of laws, at least one of which shall provide imprisonment as a penalty. These laws should apply to certain practices which have been shown to exist by the Pujo committee of the house of representatives and other investigators. "The testimony of some of the gov ernors of the exchanges." Governor Sulzer says, "leaves no doubt in the minds of men of judgment that they have been either incapable or un willing to devise measures that will effectively eradicate the evils. It now is the obvious duty of the state to devise the remedies. If the state neg lects to do its plain duty, the state should find no fault if the federal gov ernment acts in the premises." Among the measures which Governor Sulzer would have enacted are: A law to distinguish clearly proper transactions of purchase and sale from those that are the result of combina tions to raise or depress artificially the price of securities without regard to their true value or legitimate supply and demand. To prohibit selling backward and for ward blocks of stock, with intent to deceive or mislead outsiders. To prohibit brokers from selling for their own account the same stocks they have been ordered to buy for their cus tomers at the time the customers, or ders are executed. Clearly prohibiting insolvent brokers from continuing to buy and sell after they have become such. ALFONSO SENDS WILSON MESSAGE Marquis Inclan Tells Presi dent Elect Spain Is In terested in Fair TRENTON. N. J.. Jan. 27.—President elect Wilson received today personal greetings from the king of Spain through the marquis de la Vega Inclan, the royal commissioner delegated to select a site for the Spanish exhibit at the Panama-Pacific exposition at San Francisco. It was the first message Mr. Wilson has received from a Euro pean ruler. The envoy, besides conveying to the president elect the king's personal mes sage of good will, expressed, in behalf of the king, a deep interest in the ex position in San Francisco. He told the governor that Spain had been planning a similar exposition for the same year, but now Intended to postpone her world's fair until 1918. The president elect inquired if it were true that King Alfonso would visit the United States soon, and learned that the laws and customs of Spain made it practically impossible for its monarch to leave the country for any length of time. Cabinet suggestions continued to pour in today. A committee from the na tional grange came to discuss the sec retaryship of agriculture with the pres ident elect, but mentioned no names They simply urged the appointment of a certain type of official who would '•have both the sympathy and support of the farmers of the country and who possessed a scientific knowledge of ag riculture." The committee consisted of Prof. T. C. Atkinson, C. O. Raine and Richard Pattee, masters of the state granges of West Virginia, Missouri and New Hampshire, respectively. The governor's attention was called to dispatches stating that he contem plated trips to Panama, the Philippines and Alaska during his administration. "My thoughts just now," he com mented, "do not extend beyond going to Washington and getting down to business. Releases from business I haven't thought of yet." MACKINAW LOSS IS $10,000 Captain Dollar Says Vessel Is Hot Seriously Damaged LOS ANGELES, Jan. 27.—Divers found today that the Panama steamer Mackinaw was not seriously damaged when the vessel crashed into the break water at San Pedro in the fog last night. Captain Robert Dollar, owner of the vessel, who was on board when she struck, said the damage would not exceed $10,000. The cargo, including 2,000, tons of Atlantic freight, is un damaged. The cargo was discharged today, The Mackinaw will be docked at the Craig shipyard at Long Beach or sent to San Francisco for repairs. ROSS MUST SERVE TIME WASHINGTON. Jan. 27.—The su preme court today declined to interfere with the five year penitentiary sentence imposed upon J. Thorburn Ross, former president of the Trust Guaranty and Title company of Portland, Ore., con victed of larceny of state educational funds in his bank during the panic of 1907. Tobin Exonerated—Coroner T. B. W. Leland yesterday held an inquest into the death of Michael Martin, an aged man who was knocked down at the corner of Market and Fourth streets January IS by a horse driven by Frank Tobin. Tobin was exonerated from blame. COMMUTERS WANT NORTHWESTERN TO CUT DOWN FARES Delegations From Marin County Points Appear Be fore Commission With Schedules, Etc. SMALL REGARD FOR PATRONS IS CHARGE Commissioner Thelen Says Line Is Suffering From Overcapitalization • Women and men commuters of Marin county who are of the opinion that the Northwestern railroad has not maintained a rate schedule that meets the requirements of that section ap peared before the state railroad com mission yesterday and made demand for readjustment of fares. Mrs. Elizabeth Gerberding of Belve dere, after many representatives of sections traversed by the road had had their say, put in a strong protest against what she termed "The most remarkable treatment of its patrons by any railroad in the Fnited States." Mrs. Gerberding said the railroad had arbitrarily raised its rates 60 per cent without consulting the people of Belvedere and that the residents of the Ark town paid 5 cents more per round trip than did those of Sausalito, which is one-third of a mile nearer San Francisco than Belvedere. ACTING FOR AU CONCERNED C. P. Griffin of the Corte Madera Im provement club, declared he acted for "all Marin county" when he presented a schedule of what the patrons of the railroad considered fair rates. He was supported by representatives from Larkspur, Fairfax and all towns along the line between Fairfax and Sausalito. The attorneys for the railroad w*re Jesse W. Lilienthal and Joseph Haber Jr. Captain A. H. Payson, one of the original promoters and now president of the road, was also present. C. P. Griffin acted as attorney for the com muters. Marin county, among others, sent to the hearing E. I. Butler, Edward O. Allen, O. F. Melden, S. J. Thelsen, Marcus Rosenthal, Thomas E. Hayden. George F. Crosby, K. E. Weeds, S. M. Augustine, R. Vitoseque. J. J. Mazza and Mrs. Gerberding, all prominent property owners and business people of the district. Cloverdale and Santa Rosa also came in with a share of criticism of the .rail road's alleged methods of fixing rates to suit itself with small regard for long and short hauls. The Chamber of Commerce of Cloverdale had placed on file a protest against rates with Willits and other points, according to Commissioner Max Thelen, who con ducted the hearing. Santa Rosa pro tested against San Francisco rates. SCHEDULE SUBMITTED The schedule that the towns south of Fairfax and San Rafael submitted for state approval was as follows: San Francisco to Sausalito —Single trip. 10 cents; round trip 20 cents; monthly commuta tion. $2; 100 ride'tickets, good for bearer. 18.69. Tliis is a reduction of $1 in the commutation rate. San Francisco to Mill Valley and point" south of Alto—Single trip. 15 cents: round trip. 23 cents; monthly commutation, $2.50; KO rides, good far hearer, $10. San Francisco to station?! between Corte Ma dero and San Rafael and Fairfax—Single trip, 20 cents; round trip, So cents; monthly com mutation. $•'': 100 rides, good for bearer. $12.."0. From Sausalito to San Rafael or Fairfax — Single trip. IS cents; round trip. 2"< cents; monthly commutation, $2; 100 rides, good for bearer, $10. It is asked that children's commutation tickets j be half of the above commutation amounts. ROAD OVERCAPITALIZED Commissioner Thelen, at the outset of the hearing, said that he believed that the road was "outrageously over- j capitalized." Attorney Griffin added that the line was worth $fi,000,000 and was paying interest on $22,000,000. It was shown by the commissioner in support of Mr. Griffin's testimony that. It had earned $4,000 per mile gross, but its net profits for the fiscal year were only $75,000. One complaint made against the de fendants was that passengers were penalized for boarding trains and offer ing fare when insufficient t*<jne was al lowed for them to purchase tickets. There were also statements offered that were alleged to show that certain towns were made to pay higher inter urban rates than others. Attorney Lilienthal, for the railroad, said that it was impossible to arrive at a rate based upon a physical valua tion of the road, as was contended by Attorney Griffin. At the close of the hearing Com missioner Thelen said that it might require some time to go into the de tails of the complaints, and in the meantime the findings of an expert for the railroad will be given over in duplicate to both sides in the con troversy that they may understand the circumstances in the case when it is again brought up, which will prob ably be at the end of the week. STRANGER FOUND DEAD MAY BE OAKLAND MAN Dave Anderson Presumed to Be Name of Cripple Dead of Heart Fail ure Near Redondo (B.v Federal Wireless) LOS ANGELES, Jan. 27.—A stranger believed to have been Dave Anderson of Oakland died on the Redondo road be tween Weston and Gardena last night. The body was found about 100 yards from the Pacific Electric tracks. Thirty minutes before he was observed lying in the road he talked with people living near by. apparently in good health. Heart disease Is given as the cause of death. The body was moved to the Bry ant undertaking rooms at San Pedro. The man was 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighed 180 pounds, had dark hair, brown mustache, blue eyes, his right leg was gone at the knee and the fore finger of the left hand missing. He had on a brown suit and carried an ex -1 pensive inlaid and silver mounted cane. FOUR GOLD MINERS HELD Leadville Men Charged With Stealing 950,000 Committed for Extradition NEW YORK, Jan. 27.—Four gold miners from Leadville, Colo., arrested here on Wednesday last charged with stealing $50,000 worth of gold dust and ore from mines there, were committed to jail without bail today to await the return of requisition papers, brought here today and forwarded to Governor Sulzer for his signature. According to the complaint the four men have been stealing from the mines for years. Death Can Be Softened Flowers in Lieu of Crepe Unitarian Pastor Re signs to Become Ac tive Undertaker That death can be softened by less staginess of funerals; that flowers rather than crepe, that white rather than black, can give to the funeral something other than gloom and can impress peacefulneas upon those who have been separated from the ones they have adored in life, is the new idea of Dr. Bradford Leavitt, pastor of the First Unitarian church of this city. Doctor Leavitt has resigned his pul pit to accept a new doctrine and a new study that has to do "with humanity and "dust to dust, ashes to ashes." His resignation, presented to the board of trustees and members of his congre gation Sunday morning, will cause a regret among those who have followed his spiritual advice for the many he has conducted the pastorate. Doctor Leavitt has liought an inter est in a firm of San Francisco un dertakers, and will be its vice presi dent, but it is not the matter of finan cial advancement that has moved him to take this step. That thought is furthest from his mind. He desires to hring some humanneus Into a trying and necessary duty and to make sim plicity go hand in hand with "the love that never passes with death." "LET THERE BE LIGHT" "The minister should be a part of an undertaking establishment," he said yesterday. "How many of us have realized that the time worn form of funerals is a painful one? Why are persons Subjected to more than necessary sorrow and brought into gloomy anticipation of a burial by subdued lights and solemn faces? 'Let there be light.' In light and truth we should find surcease of sor row and the world would be the better for it. "I have not' taken-the step that I have without a thorough study of the many sides of the question involved. My resignation does not take effect until April and in the meantime I shall have prepared myself thoroughly for the ordeal that confronts me. I would like to. and will, do something to take from death Its fear and to dispel the atmosphere of superstition that we have inherited from the heartless me thods of the past. If I can do ever so little toward this end of helping humanity to face death I shall feel that I have accomplished much that I have longed to accomplish. "The funeral has at present no ele ment of softening or brightening in fluence. We might well look to the Chinese in adapting methods of burial devoid of added anguish. The white and the flowers of the Chinese take from sorrow what gloom and somber colors add. Death should be faced in a rational manner, for has not the victim of death' in most eases been entirely rational in coming face to face with eternity? FUNERALS NEED REFORM "Funerals are in need of reform, but I feel that changes must move very slowly. This is the problem that* I am now confronted with. Custom has fashioned a practice that has traveled down the ages withoifj any very ma terial changes. In the interest of real human service I feel, and I know, that there are many others who will join with me and sympathize with me. Changes must be made, and made in the direct interest of those who are left behind." Doctor Leavitt's resignation, when read to his congregation, created a pro found sensation. His work with his church has been noticeably effective, and he has endeared himself to all who been members. FIREMEN'S STRIKE MAY TJE UP EASTERN LINES Railroads Concede Vote In Progress Will Be Favorable to Stopping Work East of Mississippi NKW YORK, Jan. 27.—The eastern railroad managers said tonight they had received no intimation that their conciliatory statement Issued yesterday had stopped the strike vote being taken by their firemen. A statement tonight signed by Elisha Lee. chairman of the conference committee, said: "The men are continuing their vote to determine whether or not to strike. The railroads concede that the vote will be favorable to striking. A strike means that practically every railroad east of the Mississippi and north of Virginia will be tied up." The statement said that instructions to the various lodges sent out by the firemen's committee contained this paragraph: • "Under no circumstances should any person voting be told that 'there Is no danger of a strike,* for it Is expected that every man will vote Just as he intends to act. If he does not expect to leave the service of the company, if necessary, he should not drive the officers of the brotherhood by voting •yes.* '* WISNER GIVES INSIDE HISTORY OF BUSINESS ipctimed Declares Despite Appearances He Always Acted in Good Faith With Patrons NEW YORK, Jan. 27.—The histories of'the many companies he organized and incidents relating to the promotion of the stock of each were told by A. I_ Wisner today In the trial of himself and John J. Meyers on charges of using the mails to defraud. Wisner told of the organization of the Philippine Plantations company, in selling the stocks of which the de fendants advertised dividends would be paid, although at the time none had been earned. Wisner admitted that no dividends had been earned, but said he had been informed that 1,000 acres were under cultivation and would earn a dividend. It also was brought out that when fYee trips were offered prospective cus tomers in California properties the in vestors were under contract to write letters giving their opinions, which, if favorable, could be used for advertising purposes. Wisner declared he always had acted in good faith. PLAGUE TOWN DESERTED Eleven Deaths and 68 Caiei of Pneu- raonia In L<>ne Pine (Sperfal Dispatch to The Call) RENO, Jan. 27.—With 11 deaths and 6S cases of pneumonia reported, Lone Pine, Inyo county, Cal., is being evacu ated. The epidemic resembles the Goldfield-Tonopah plague several years ago. Thre is only one physician in the town. He has telegraphed for help. Dr. Bradford Leavitt, advocate of "white funerals" for tempering grief. FORMER REDDING PASTOR SAYS HORN IS DE TOVREA Rev. D. T. McClelland Posi tive in Identification; Mother and Son Meet (Special Pispatrh to The Call I MARTINEZ, Jan. 27.—Rev. D. T McClelland, the former pastor, now of Sacramento, positively Identified Rev. Frank Horn today as the man whom he knew in Reading over a year ago as Owen De Tovrea. MeClelland said that he could recog nize De Tovrea's actions and speech among- a thousand men. Mrs. Eva McTntyre, Horn's mother, and her daughter Martha arrived here today from Portland, Ore., and held a long conference with the accused man in the office of Sheriff Veale .after an affectionate greeting. Horn wept and sobbed in his mother's arms protest ing his innocence. Mrs. Melntyre repeats the story of the twin brother told originally by Horn. She says she has not heard of him for several years. She declares that her son Horn has led a blame less life and that she has absolute faith in him. She has in her posses sion a picture which she guards jealously and which she says is the likeness of the "twin." Horn denied that he had ever seen McClelland before. Horn and his mother are making a strenuous effort to obtain the bonds for $2,000 which will secure his re lease from jail. The district attorney is arranging to have the preliminary hearing some time this week. WHAT WE GIVE PIANO BUYERS There is more, much more than just sell ing you your piano, talking machine or Player Piano at our stores. Every buyer • at any Allen store knows that in buying of our firm he has settled the musical ques tion for all time. First—Because he has the certain knowl edge that the instrument purchased will fulfill every claim musically, mechanically and in durability. Second—He has the advantage of a serv ice department upon which he may call at will for tuning, regulation or adjustment, and this service, is, for the first year, abso lutely free. 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'CARNEGIE NEVER WOULD STAND BY HIS AGREEMENTS' President of Lackawanna Steel Testifies to His Be ing "Trouble Maker" in Pools Made "GODSEND IF HE WAS OUT OF BUSINESS" Inside Agreement Violation by His Concern Sent Price of Rails Below Cost NEW YORK. Jan. 27.—Testimony in support of the contention of the gov ernment that Andrew Carnegie was a trouhle maker in the steel trade and that the Carnegie Steel company was taken over by the United States Steel corporation because of his refusal to abide by agreements, was heard today in the government suit to dissolve the corporation. Walter Scranton, former president of the Lackawanna Steel company and other independent concerns, told of the various steel pools which existed be fore the corporation was organized, ir« which the Carnegie Steel company in variably was a member. It appeared from his testimony that Andrew Car negie was responsible for the dissolu tion of most of the pools. "Did Andrew Carnegie's method of competition give rise to any feeling on the part of manufacturers against his continuance in the business?" asked H. E. Colton, of counsel for the govern ment. •There was a general feeling that It would be a God send if Andrew Car negie was out of the business," re plied Mr. Scranton with a laugh. In one instance, dating back to 1897. the Carnegie Steel company, according to the witness, had "an inside agree ment" with the Illinois Steel company which did not come to the knowledge of the other members of the pool until the two companies quarrelled. Then the pool broke up. "Rails sold down to $14 a ton after the break," said Mr. Scranton. "which was below coat." The dissolution of this pool led to a plan to organize the Empire Rail com pany, which was to be a, selling com pany for all the manufacturers, but it fell through. "What individual was responsible for that?" asked Mr. Colton. "Andrew Carnegie. He couldn't agree with the other members," replied the witness. Subsequently, another rail pool was organized in which Charles M. Schwab represented the Carnegie company and Judge Elbert tH. Gary represented the Federal Steel company. That one-fourth of the fortune of William E. Corey, former president of the corporation, is invested in United States Steel securities was elicited from Mr. Corey In an effort to show that the witness had not been actuated in giving his testimony, considered by many favorable to the government, by any animosity toward the steel cor poration. Mr, Corey announced that he was "naturally In favor" of the success of the corpofation in the present suit. The case of the government, which began in October, 1911, probably will be completed tomorrow. The taking of testimony by the defense will not be begun until after a recess to allow counsel for the corporation to arrange plans for calling witnesses. These probably will include Judge Gary, James A. Farrell, president of the cor poration, and a number of the de fendants whom the government did not subpena.