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STEEL TRUST IN CONTROL OF ALL CARRYING LINES By Ownership of Railroads Big Combine Eliminated Competition in Lake Superior Region CONCERN POSING AS PUBLIC BENEFACTOR Dividends Declared Yester- terday; Earnings Increase, Surplus Decreases NEW TORK. Jan. _B.—The "un reasonably hight" rates charged by the United States Steel corporation over its ore carrying railroads in the Lake Superior ore regions, it was asserted today at the hearings in the govern ment suit to dissolve the corporation give it an unfair advantage over com petitors. P. H. Nelson of Hibblng, Minn., an ore expert, declared that the advan tage "had eliminated all competition" in the development of new mines. His testimony was adduced in an effort to show that by the acquisition of the Hill ore lands the corporation had ob tained a practical monopoly of ore In the Lake Superior district. Mr. Nelson corroborated the testi mony of 'William E. Corey, former president of the corporation, that the royalties paid by the corporation for the lease of the Hill properties in 1907 were too high. Independent companies could not have paid th«»se royalties and developed the properties, because the steel corporation controlled the facilities for transporting ore. The corporation made a net profit of thirty-five cents on every ton of ore it carried. CORPORATION HAS ADVANTAGE "Has the steel corporation, enjoying a transportation profit of 35 cents a ton, an advantage over a company that has no railroad of its own?" asked H. E. Colton, of counsel for the gov ernment. 'Naturally," replied the" witness. "The rates eliminate all competition." The steel attorneys elicited from the witness testimony that small mining companies had made a failure In de veloping the ore of the region and that it was not until the steel corporation entered the field that the "country was given the use of these ore bodle_ which would have remained useless if the corporation had not put up the money to develop the Mesaba range. Mr. Colton objected to the corpor ation's being characterized as a "benefactor to the country," insisting that independent companies could have developed the properties if given a "fair opportunity." Mr. Reed of counsel for the cor poration reported late In the after noon that he was unable to produce a cablegram callPd for by the govern ment, which William E. Corey, for mer president of the corporation, tes tified he had sent to James A. Farrell. inquiring as to sale of rails in this country by Belgian manufacturers. The United States Steel corporation today declared its regular quarterly dividends of 1 *>4 per cent on the com mon stock and l\ per cent on the pre ferred sto<-k. The earnings for the quarter, ending December 31, were $35,185,557; the net Income $25,764,926, and -the surplus $7,410,979. Total earnings for the last quarter of 1912 are $5,122,045 in ex cess of the quarter immediately pre ceding, while net earnings are greater by $4,987,461. Compared with the fourth quarter of 1911, the corresponding period of 1912 shows totai and net gainst, re spectively of $12,080,442 and $5,786,405. Surplus net Income for the last quar ter of 1912 amounted to $7,410,979, and deducting the deficit for previous quarters of the year, a balance sur plus 0f53,610,129 remains, as against $4,735,452 in 1911. At the end of 1910 a balance surplus of $10,928,719 was carried forward. These returns compare with earnings at the end of the previous quarter of $30,063,512; net Income of $20,777,4t>5 and a surplus of $2,434,801. The total earnings for 1912 were $105,178.307, as compared with $104, --305,465 in 1911: the net income for the year $77,080,100, a decrease of $7,296, --267 over 1911, and the total surplus, $3,610,129, a decrease of $1,125,333. IXDEPENDENT CHANGES Various changes recently made in the directorate of the Republic Iron and Steel company, one of the largest of the independents, were made public today. Charles G. Gates, son of the late John W. Gates, Oakleigh Thorne, former president of the Trust Com pany of America, and Harry Bronner. of the banking house of Hallgarten & Co., resigned to be succeeded by W. T. Graham, until recently president of the American Can company. H. L Rown and H. C. Hanna. Mr. Graham also succeeded John F. Harris in the executive committee. ELECTORAL VOTE OF ARIZONA IS FOUND Messenger Thought He Had Int.. Feb- rnary S and Was Seeing Sights in Hew York WASHINGTON, Jan. 28.— W. T. Webb. Arizona's electoral vote messen ger, for whom Senators Ashurst and Smith have been searching by tele graph for two days, delivered the of ficial vote of the state to the vice president's office today. Although a day late, the excuse Mr. Webb offered for his tardiness was considered suf ficient to entitle him to the mileage of $642.75 and to entitle the state to its vote. Mr. Webb said he reached New York early today. At breakfast he picked up a newspaper and read, with surprise, that the senators were searching the country for him. *'I didn't know anything about the law," said Webb, who Is a sunburned rancher. "A lawyer friend told me I had to deliver the vote to Washington by February I, so I have been taking my time to get here." COURT AFTER W.R. NELSON Kansas City Publisher, Making Ex posures Lands in Contempt Net KANSAS CITY, Mo., Jan. 28.—Wil liam R. Nelson, editor and owner of the Kansas City Star, was cited today by the circuit court of Jackson county to show cause why he should not be adjudged in contempt for a publica tion in his paper which stated that three attorneys were awarded $60 each as fees for a divorce suit which was dismissed in the circuit court without coming to trial. The Star recently has printed many articles charging delays of justice in the courts and pointing to improper acts by attorneys and criticising court procedure. CHOIR TO PRESENT CANTATA "The Hermit's Harp" for St. Ignatius Benefit Four members of St. Ignatius church choif in a scene from "The Hermits Harp" a play which the chotf will present tomorrow evening. The players in tke group (from left to right) are: Edna Walsh, Marian Martin, Alice Ross and Lucinda Blake. \ ATTORNEY FACING SERIOUS CHARGE Grand Jury Indicts Robert H. Countryman for As saulting Woman Robert H. Countryman, prominent at torney and former politician, who played an important part in the famous Santa Cruz convention that made and unmade governors and once a candi date for mayor, was indicted last night by the grand jury on a charge of crim inal assault. The alleged offense Is said to have taken place on the morning of January I at the home of the attorney, 1707 Octavia street. The complainant is Hannah Heikkinen of 1151 Turk street, a domestic 2S years of age. Mr. Countryman denies the charges of the complainant and says that the statements that she has made are false in every particular. There were 16 members of the grand jury present when the body assembled. There are said to have been three members who strenuously held out for "no true bill," but after the evidence was submitted the majority voted for Indictment. Dr. A. J. Rennell. 1405 Seventh ave nue, was one of the most Important witnesses. He said that he had been called to the home of Miss Helkkinen and found her suffering from nervous prostration. She told him of the alleged assault. He made an examination of the patient and discovered a number of bruises about her body which looked as if she had been In a struggle. Miss Hilda Hansen and Mrs. Anna Schu hunar told of being called in to attend the girl and of finding her in an ap parently serious cordition. Mr. Countryman on hearing that the grand jury was about to take action In the charges against him appeared at the hall of justice and requested that he be allowed to make a statement. This privilege was refused him. A Mrs. Nelson Is said to have made a statement that her sister had once had a similar experience to that of Miss Helkkinen. Mr. Countryman said that he never heard of the woman. "I can not understand how such a charge could have been made," said Mr. Countryman. "The girl worked for me for about a week and I knew very little about her. The story she tells has not one iota of truth in it. "The girl could have screamed and brought half a dozen persons into the room where she says she was assaulted. My son was near by and could have heard the sound of a scuffle. •'I shall fight the case to a finish; I can not see why a man of family should be subjected to such a scandal. The grand jury would not give me a chance to tell my story. I could have told them the truth." RELATIVE OF HAMMOND SHOULDERS U.S. CHARGES Fenwick Admits Cutting Government Timber—No Survey Lines Is Excuse G. YV. Fenwick, vice president and manager of the Hammond Lumber company, brother In law of A. B, Ham mond, defendant In the suit of the government to recover $211,000 for tim ber cut from government land in Mon tana, testified yesterday in the United States district court that he owned the Bonita mill, in Montana, where the timber was sawed. He stated that he alone owned the mill and that there was no relationship between his concern and the Big Black foot Milling company with which Ham mond was said to be an officer and stock owner. According to Mr. Fenwick, he sold his lumber and timber to the Anaconda mine In accordance with a contract between him and Marcus Daly. He admitted having cut timber at that time from government lands on Hell Gate river that are now mentioned in the complaint of the government. He said that it was impossible at that time to distinguish between gov ernment and railroad land because the surveyed lines had not been estab lished. He further testified that the entire region was Included within a mining district which, under the law, gave the right to remove timber from government land for any purpose. Several documents were introduced as evidence to show that the land was of a mineral nature. EVIDENCE VERY POSITIVE SAN BERNARDINO, Jan. 28—Pedro Gonzales was brought here today and jailed while officers seek evidence to connect him with the murder of George Cox. the railroad telegraph operator, found dead at Summit, several nights ago. Gonzales is also suspected of the murder of Manuel Esqulbel, killed yesterday. Both Cox and Esqulbel were slain by bullets from a revolver of unusual caliber. A revolver of such caliber was found on the prisoner. THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29, 1913. Music Lovers Promised Big Treat Tomorrow Evening St. Ignatius choir will present the cantata, "The Hermit's Harp," tomor row evening in Knights of Cojumbus hall for the benefit of the building fund of the church. Rehearsals have been I going on steadily with a view to turn ! Ing out a completely finished produc tion. A large number of children are to take part, and a number of dances, drills, songs and sketches will be given. Following the first orchestra number a drill by Chinese girls will take place under the direction of Miss A. O. Grif fith, assisted by Miss Kate Wong Him, accompanist. Two numbers by little girls from the Nyren academy at 2514 Pine street, the slipper scene from "Cinderella" and the flower song from "Faust," have been arranged for the first part of the pro gram. Miss Gladys Bernard, a pupil of Miss Cecile yon Selberlich, will sing the flower song. The parts to be taken In "Cinderella" are as follows: Cinderella, Mildred Markle; Cinderella's father and the baron, Hazel Kltchlng; Dressdallnda ' and Marigola, her sisters, -Gladys Ber nard and' Pauline Marron; the herald, i Dorothy Scoble; the prince, Vlvia Rado vich. A trio, Mrs. A. J. Silva. Miss A. C. Griffith and Miss Ella Krieg, will close the first half of the performance with a waltz song. Appearing in the cantata, which com poses the latter half of the program, are Gretchen, soprano, Miss Edna Walsh; Lucia, mezzo soprano, Mrs. C. Sims; Eva, contralto, Miss Mac Hannon; chorus of peasant maidens, Marie E. Green, Edith Johnston, Miriam Martin, Florence Lenfield, Annie Austin, E. Fitzpatrick, Luctnda Blake, Alice Rose, Catherine Nicholson and Adeline Mc- Manus; spring, Miriam Martin; sum mer, Edith Johnston; autumn, Annie Austin; winter, Florence Lenfield. The production will be under the direction of Miss M. A. Stevens, organ ist of St. Ignatius church. Charles Walsh will act as stage manager, and John B. McCann will have charge of the orchestra. WILSON DINED BY STATE SENATE OF NEW JERSEY Informal Program of Fun and Diversion Arranged for President Elect ATLANTIC CITY, N. J., Jan. 28.— President elect Wilson tonight attend ed a farewell dinner given In his honor by members of the state senate. Re publicans and democrats alike attended and only members of the senate were admitted. As It was intended that none of the speeches was to be reported, an informal program of fun and diversion was arranged. The senators accompanied the gov ernor on a special car from Trenton and planned to return with him early tomorrow to the statehouse. The governor's speech, it was learned from some of the diners, largely was in reminiscence of his New Jersey ad ministration, though he took occasion to emphasize again his Interest in the passage of the corporation bills. On the banquet table was a minia ture White House. Frequent mock telegrams from office seekers were r_ad at the dinner and there were- many Jocular references to the future admin istration of the president elect. BALKAN DELEGATES DRAW UP LAST NOTE Novakovitch Intrusted With Presentation "When Mo ment Is Opportune" LONDON, Jan. 28.—What may be the last note delivered by the'peace dele gates of the allied Balkan nations to the Turkish plenipotentiaries was final ly signed today by representatives of Ihe Balkan league, but no date was fixed for its presentation. The dele gates unanimously approved the draft and intrusted Stojan Novakovitch, leader of the Serbs, with Its presenta tion, "when the moment Is considered opportune." The Balkan allies apparently are not ready to burn the bridges behind them, but seem hopeful that something will turn up to avert the definite rupture of peace negotiations. The Constantinople correspondent of the Chronicle learns that the porte's reply to the powers will express regret that it is impossible to make further concessions. A well informed correspondent at Tiflis says that Russia has mobilized a force of nearly 70,000 men on the Turkish-Armenian frontier. UNDERTAKERS ARE A BIT DOUBTFUL Little Faith Among Them in Doctor Leavitt's Plan to Soften Grief Rev. Bradford Leavitts Idea of less ening through new methods the sad ness associated with death does not meet with the universal approval of the undertaking, profession in this city. Doctor Leavitt, who is pastor of the First Unitarian church, announced on Monday that he Intended to resign from the pulpit and enter the undertaking business. He said it was his intention to try to soften the grief of friends called upon, to mourn by less crepe and other depressing features. While a number of undertakers .look upon the new method as a novelty with a slim chance for a future, others as sert it will not"work. The following are a few of the opinions expressed by members of the profession yesterday: "I do not feel inclined," said A. C. Anderson of Mfsslen street, "to com ment on the business of another man. If Doctor Leavitt feels that he> v should give up the pulpit for the undertaking business that Is his affair. However, I do not think that the grief of the rala tives or friends of a deceased person can be lessened much more than they now are." **->£' "The new Idea'of Doctor Leavitt is one that will help to uplift this profes sion from the rut -it Is now In," as serted P. R. Oarew of Carew & English. •"While it will be a difficult task to change the frame of mind of those who are left behind after their loved one has been taken away, I think Doctor Leavitt is bending in the right direc tion. Whatever can be done to relieve the sadness of the home at the .time of death is the one aim of every person engaged in this profession. "There are different methods em ployed by different firms, and we are all willing at all times to accept new theories. It is the general custom of a family who has lost a member to call on the clergy of their own religion. While this move is an excellent idea it is not a new one. That it will take considerable time to revolutionize such affairs I am certain." B. P. Donovan, of Henry J. Gallagher & Co., said: "I do not agree with the Idea of Doctor Leavitt in changing the long established custom of mourning. Of course we members of the under taking profession are open minded enough to favor a try, but for my part I doubt its success." Harry McGinn, of the McGinn Under taking company, said: "It will be Impos sible for me at this time to say what I think of Doctor Leavitt's idea. It is along lines similar to those on which most of the members of my profession have been working for some time. "It will take considerable effort and a long period of time to bring about any noticeable result. It would be a great blessing if such a condition could exist." B. S. Mathewson, of Halsted & Co., remarked: "This idea Is not a new one. It has been tried unsuccessfully several times. The methods of the profession have not changed for the last 20 years and I don't think they will change for another 20 years. "I believe in the new system if It can be brought about, and I will do everything in my *p"ower to change con ditions, but it is a difficult task to at tempt to mold people when they are in sorrow." James Hagan, of the James Hagan Undertaking company, said: "I have seen this thing tried out before. It did not work then and It will not now. The last place where this Idea was ex perimented with was in I became satisfied after that trial that there was nothing in it. Of course, it is a beautiful idea and would be a great help If ever adapted." BILL PROPOSING CITY WATER FRONT CONTROL Assemblyman Schmitt Declare* San Francisco Handicapped Under Present Arrangement SACRAMENTO, Jan. 28.*—Control of San Francisco's harbor front was brought up tonight in a snappy ses sion of the assembly committee on commerce and navigation. Assemblyman Milton L Schmitt, who introduced the bill, allowing the city to take over water front control from the state, explained the advantages of the proposition, pointing out partic ularly that San Francisco's harbor is about the only one under state con trol. This, he declared, put the city in poor strategical position to resist any combination which might be made against it by Los Angeles, San Diego, Eureka and other points as to rates. J. J. Dwyer, president of the board of harbor commissioners, opposed the bill. He said San Francisco was deriving much better revenue from its frontage than Oakland, which has local control, and that the investment and present value, which he placed at somewhere between $250,000,000 and $500,000,000, was a big stake, and should be admin istered wisely and transferred only If good reason were shown. No decision was reached. Restaurant Men to Meet—An import ant meeting of the San Francisco Res taurant Men's association will be held today at 3 o'clock p. m. in Assembly hall Par.iflc buHdlnsr. DEPUTY SHERIFFS ENGAGE STRIKERS IN FATAL BATTLE One Dead and 12, Including Babe and Women, Injured in Fight in Pitts burg Suburb PITTSBURG, Pa., Jan. 28.—Deputy sheriffs and strikers from the Rankin plant of the American Steel and Wire company, a subsidiary of the United States Steel corporation, clashed to night, one man being killed and 12 persons injured, several fatally. All the wounded, except two deputy sher iffs and a policeman, were spectators. Not a striker was Injured, so far as can be learned. Among the injured are several women and a six months old child. The. deputy sheriffs and strikers col lided In Hawkins aventm, one of the .principal streets of Rankin borough, which adjoins this city. The county officers, armed with revolvers and rifles, and the strikers, armed with revolvers and stones, battled for one hour within an area .of two street squares. PERSONS INJLRED IN HOMES Almost every window facing Haw kins avenue for a distance of three squares was broken and several per sons in the houses were ihjured. The crash of the guns, breaking glass and screams of men and women infuriated the strikers. They charged the depu ties desperately and the latter re treated behind the mill walls, taking with them the wounded deputy sheriffs and the Rankin chief, of police. The dead man, George Kozley, was shot twice in the stomach, and Fritx Beck, shot in the head, is dying. Anna Leba. Charles Benson and Anton Andisk received dangerous wounds. STRIKERS MAINLY FOREIGNERS" The strike at the plant of the Ameri can Steel and Wire company started less a week ago. The strikers are mainly foreigners employed as labor ers in the galvanlzlnz, shipping and fence wire departments. They are paid at the rate of 19 cents an hour, or $1.90 a day of 10 hours. They are demanding 30 cents an hour. Shortly after the trouble began a temporary understanding was reached between the men and company by which the difficulty was* to be decided by conferences. The plan failed, how ever. The first outbreak occurred,last Sun-* day night when strikers and police men of Rankin clashed. Nine per sons were injured, a majority of officers. Many shots were fired without effect. , Sunday was quiet, owing to the presence* of Sheriff Judd Bruff of Allegheny county with a large force of. deputies*, but the strikers took popses sion of the hills surrounding Rankin and built bonfires. Occasionally shots were directed toward the* yards of the mill. BOROUGH IN STATE OF RIOT Early Monday morning the deputy sheriffs dispersed the strikers, extin guished the fires and Sheriff Bruff Is sued an order closing all saloons'. This was, followed later by the probable fatal stabbing of a deputy sheriff, whose assailants escaped. Burgess J. Knox Mllllgan of Rankin issued a proclamation today declaring the borough in a state of riot, estab lishing a dead line of 300 yards around the plant, warning all children from the streets* and continuing the order to keep all saloons closed. INCOME TAX TO RAISE BIG SUM MEETS FAVOR Bill to Provide $100,000,000 Prepared for Introduc tion at Extra Session WASHINGTON. Jan, 28.—A feature of the tariff revision program of the extra session of congress may include the raising of $100,000,000 from an in come tax, including the corporation tax, as part of the .$309,000,000 basis of revenue. Representative Hull of Tennessee, a democratic member of the committee on ways and means, who has been active In income tax problems, plans to Introduce a bill which would provide such a source of revenue. This would be considered by the com mittee in connection with contemplated early ratification of the constitutional amendment to sanction income tax leg islation. Of the necessary number of states required for ratification, only two are lacking. The democratic majority of the com mittee favors an income tax, but in the event of failure of ratification will re new the excise tax plan «.s an exten sion of the present corporation tax law. The committee finished today hear ings on wool, and it is likely that the plan embodied in the two previous democratic wool bills will be undis turbed. The last of the 14 schedule, "sun dries," will be taken up tomorrow. In the hearings so far it has been indicated that the democrats intend to revise the wool tariff along the lines of the wool bills of 1911 and 1912, vetoed by President Taft. Meanwhile the democratic leaders are sounding out incoming members of con gress as to the program of tariff re vision and so far there are indica tions of preference for revision sched ule by schedule. The procedure will be decided, however, at a caucus dur ing the first week of the extra session. Representative Longworth of Ohio and Frank P. Bennett of Boston, a witness, had a lively little tilt today. Longworth accused Bennett of evad ing answers, and Bennett retorted that evidently Longworth's constituents "had not thought much of his services," | referring to his defeat in November. LATE SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE ARRIVED Tuesday, Jan. 28. 9:20 p. m., stmr Fifield, Schillinsky. 42 hours from Bandon; passengers and merchandise to A. F. Estabrook. RETURNED Tuesday. Jan. 2s. 9:20 p. m., atmr Acme. Olsen, he_ce this after noon for Eureka, on account of being In collision with stmr Fifield off Point Bonita. SAILED ' Tuesday, Jan. 28. 9:25 p. m., atmr Nome City, Hansen, Seattle. 10 p. m., schr Americana, Wagner, Grays Har bor, in tow atmr Falcon. 10 p. m.. stmr Falcon, Schage, Astoria, with achr Americana In tow. DOMESTIC POUTS FORT BRAGG—Sailed Jan. 28—Stmr Arctic, for San Franciaeo. ISLAND TORTS HONOLULU—SaiIed Jan. 28—Ger stmr Kath erine, tor Guaymas. .. COLLISION Stmr Fifield, bound In from Bandon, this after noon collided with stmr Acme off Point Boolta. U-iuagu to vessels as yet unknown. MRS. R. REES IS GUEST TONIGHT AT A RECITAL Mrs. Richard Rees, who will be among Miss Bloomberg's guests tonight. Dramatic Soprano and Fifty to Attend Affair at the . . Bloomberg Home . Miss Lulu Bloomberg will be hostess tApight at a musicale at her home in Jackson street, at whi.ch will be present 50 gutasts, including many musical critics and musicians. Pink and white carnations will be used in the deco rative scheme. A dance and an elabo rate supper will follow the musical program. Those who will participate in the entertainment will include Mrs. Richard Rees, •'the brilliant dramatic soprano; Edward Knight, a favorite barytone;of the old Tivoli opera house; Miss Beatrice Bacigalupi, contralto "soloist, and the Misses Conlon, cellist and ''violinist. Miss Bloomberg, who is a gifted pianist, will accompany the artists. CITY NEWS IN BRIEF Meeting? In Pontponed—The regular meeting of the board of education, fixed for 2 o'clock this afternoon, has been postponed until 10 o'clock tomorrow morning. Holdup Gets Four Year* —Superior Judge Cabaniss yesterday sentenced John Padilla to "serve four years In San Quentin prison for holding up William Brown and robbing him of $18. Associated Charltlcst Raiu.net —The annual banquet of the Associated Char ities will be held at the Palace hotel tomorrow evening at 7 o'clock. Reser vations are now being made. Reception to Binhop Jlnnna —A.recep- tion will be given to Right Rev. Ed ward Hanna. auxiliary bishop of San Francisco, by the Young Ladies' and Young Men's Institutes this evening at the P"airmont hotel. Held for Panning- Check—George E. Crane, an advertising copy man, was held to answer to the superior court yesterday by Police Judge Sullivan on a charge of passing a worthless check on the manager of the Union Square hotel. Home Industry Luncheon—The Home Industry league luncheon will be given at the Palace hotel tomorrow noon. Louis Levy of the Panama-Pacific In ternational Exposition company will be the speaker. Moving pictures of expo sition events will be displayed. Smith Held to Answer —William Smith, an aged man arrested at Camp bell, near San Jose. Monday, for hav ing a raised silver certificate in his possession, was held to answer yes terday by United States Commissioner Francis Krull. His bond was fixed at $1,000. Badge Presented by Parlor —On the night of the installation banquet given by Stanford parlor of the Native Sons of the Golden West, a diamond studded badge was presented to Edward F. Moran, the retiring past president, in recognition of his services in the parlor "since' he was elected marshal." Woodcraft Insinuation—Officers of Redwood circle No. 72 of the Women of Woodcraft were installed Monday night by Past Guardian Leonora Bart lett, assisted by the drill team, cap tained by Ida Smith. A jewel of her rank in the order was given to the retiring past guardian neighbor of the circle, Minnie Savage, and a cut glass wine set was presented to Marie Hoff man, who retired after serving nine years on the board of managers. VI _f/ -* | Tail's | May Day Gift J | To the Ladies J g Following Its usual custom of doinp _*_ |je things a little differently than other ;_£ places, between the afternoon boors of =r- S< 3 and 8 o'clock, this cafe will present _£; to each lady patron a coupon which ~§ jrsj way entitle the holder to a : j $500 Order j |= —ON- H I Shreve & Co, 1 IS This well known flrm Is the fore- g: most Jewelry • establishment in the §•: ***p West and we feel sure that a $,">()0 ■=§ order on its stock will be received S". "Tyl with pleasure by the woman who is Sc £_ fortunate enough to hold the lucky 5—5 £g coupon. The award will be made in pr fc our cafe on Thursday, May Ist, at -^ ✓**•= 4p. m. . =g GOVERNMENT IN PHILIPPINES GETS SEVERE GRILLING Congressman Jones Criti cises Taft and Governor General Cameron Forbes < WASHINGTON, Jan. 28.—Division that exists within democratic ranks over granting independence to th« Philippines was emphasized in th€ house today when American adminis tration in the islands was made the subject of a severe attack by Repre sentative AY. A. Jones of Virginia, chairman of the house committee on insular affairs. Representative Jones' suggestions for Philippine independence, which have been considered favorably bj President elect Wilson, were opposed by Representative Sherley (democrat) of Kentucky. while criticisms of President Taft and Governor General Cameron Forbes brought a sharp re ply from Representative Murray (de mocrat) of Massachusetts. The speech of Mr. Jones was both a demand for independence and a se vere arraignment of American admin istration in the islands. Representative Murray charged him with having "slandered Cameron Forbes" and "defamed President Taft." Mr. Jones denied these charges, bul insisted that the administration of the islands had violated at least the spirit of the laws governing the Phil ippines. The dispute brought out the fad that an investigation of Philippine af fairs recently had been discussed by the house committee on insular affairs, but no action taken. Representative Murray, a member of the committee, declared that had he known Chairman Jones Intended "to charge Governor Forbes with being a grafter" he would have insisted on having Governor Forbes brought be fore the committee, where he could reply to the attacks. "I have not charged Governor Forbes with being a grafter," retorted Mr. Jones. "You have been unutterably unjust to him in the speech you have made," said Mr. Murray. Mr. Murray further declared many members of the insular committee "were wandering If it is wise to com mit ourselves and the party" to sup port of the Jones bill, which would give the Filipinos Independence In eight years. He declared the United States should not withdraw from the Philip pines until it had made treaties of neu trality with other nations, _o Japan could not seize the islands. N/I,_AVES FOR LOS AftGfELES Jan. 28.—John C. Hayes, leaving tomorrow for Los Angeles to take charge of the Alameda county ex hibit maintained at the Chamber of Commerce, was guest of honor at a dinner at Hotel Oakland tonight. Mem bers of the board of supervisors and other county officials attended. Last Days of D. Samuels 10 % to 50 % Discount Sale The opportunity to purchase any thing in any department of this store (with the exception of a very few restricted articles) for at least 10 per cent less than marked prices positively ends 6 o'clock Friday evening. On many lines of strictly Winter Merchandise, and all short lots, re ductions have al ready been made varying from 25 to 50 per cent and even more. In the Suit De partment, for ex ample, reductions as high as 75 per cent have been made, and on all Ready-to-wear we will allow an ad ditional 10 per cent at time you buy. All of the new goods now arriving, the imported Spring Silks, new models of Mme. Mariette Corsets, etc. — and all staple lines such as Linens, Wash Fabrics, Un dor wear, Hosiery, etc., subject to 10 per cent discount for three days more. THE LACE. HOUSE Stockton and O'Farrell Sts.