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THE CALUMET NEWS f THE WEATHER: 1 HE CALUMET NEWS IS A MEMBER Or THE ASSOCIATED I I FAIR TONIGHT AND PROB ABLY TUESDAY. RISING TEMPERATURE. PRESS. TODAY'S NEWS TODAY. VOL XXI CALUMET, HOUGHTON COUNTY, MICHIGAN, MONDAY AFTERNOON. APRIL 8, 1912. NO. 136 COY OSBORN ANNOUNCES HE WILL NOT RUN AGAIN POSITION SAME AS IT WAS IN DECEMBER 1910 Does Not Desire Office of Aoy Kind, and is Not Candidate For Delegate DISCUSSES WORK AS EXECUTIVE Says He Has Accomplished More Than He Expected Hopoa Party Will Select an Able and Fearless Man at His Successor. Utiislug, Muli., Aiprll .V liovcrnoi iiaae s. OObarn thia afternoon issued i lie r 1 1 w ing statement : I n the People of Michigan: I will imt be a canddato rhis your i. r governor. It seems necessary and proper to inakc thin statement at thin time. This Ik my reply to hundreds dl letters, personal requests, Inquiries deli-nations and endorsement or' COMQtloo, I confess that I am jierson ally gtuliHil by the active Insistence oi so n:any that 1 should Income a .iiiiildate. I do nut desire office. I hae nt no time thought of going- or have pk n oluntarlly to anybody of going as . delegate to tin Kispu.bllcan National 'invention. I have at no time thought of being a candidate for the vie,.. presidency. In other iwords. I am In' rxaotlv bba same frame of mind that I wan in on Dovatltfea I : I o. whuu i announced that I would not ibo a iiiii ihilale lor a aOOOO)d term. 1 km w at tint time practically what my program of endeavor WO&kl lie I have already succeeded In doing more II an I ever hoped to accompli. di. The gl eatest servtcc that 1 ex'ievt to lie aMo lo perform Is to eeOWtlKS the poo pi of the state of Michigan that we are nabftnaj HM threshold of a. new era, wherein citizens will have a high er idea of their duties and unseltlsh service will be their chicfost reward an happiness, and when tney will do things without an thought of acquir ing issues w ith which they may he per petuated in orhVo and pawn Intemperately Criticised. I have been most Intemperate!) crit icised. For the most part those who have opposed me have been holiest. I think. They have known oidy tie habits and methods of yesterday, when I. was ominou for men to iiohl office lor Um purpose of s-itl.sf inn lust for ofbre ami for serving the fe w for profit rathof than hO many lor pltl lutlaflt This led to h gviicml doubting of men it. public office. When 1 stated that I would he a candidate for only one term a great cartoonist drew a. pic i in if jirevimm kom'Im a arising in their graves with such nleHICO as to, overturn their headston I do not v ish them to arise again and cry out "Folaa alarm!" I do not know whether I tan urn- vi y ni; thoughts to you or not, hut I bettevo I here, are many men now. and Merc will be an increasing unmoor In every part of our nation, who will find their greatest happiness in un selfish sacrifice. Rich men are slowl admitting, but moro oenerally than 'mt before, that the purou.lt of th" :lack o'lantern of Wealth does not lead to contentment or Joy. They mil turn elsewhere, a now and bot er silrlt is developing in many of the departments of life. The preacbOC and priest iv nrk for 1he very love of their vork, for love of their Master and of mankind. The doctor enlists In the sumo spirit, and Ida Hlpoorallan oath of service Is super1 c Ideal Teachers ire attached to tlieir profession by love ., service. Scientists are always striving for tl public good. The law er lii tune with the higher ethics ot his profession feels the same asj IWa spirit Is contagious ami is at -tacking the iMtllth-al sphere Discusses His Position. Thcodcre Ilonarvclt elillsteil for life at twenty In the service of the ,pi opl for either war or peace W'oodrow Wtloon told me a few- months axo that be proposed to give up his life to pub lk' seoviee. These tiwo are mrtlciilar ly notable examples. There an many more. At this -point I am going to ask mu to i 1 1 1 1 1 1 me to break In with the statement that I hope the Republican ' ill nominate Theodore Hoosevelt and that the democrats will uonilnalc Woodrow Wilson. Whichev er then Is elected wffl Ineure an ndmlnlstratloii h- fullest "viMpMthv with tlu highest -li.ir.. of all the peoi.l. Men hulld their olitieHl character, whether they always realize it or not. much as they do tholr financial cred Jt My own political character le not ' ftfls'ied rind secure ns to ennll do SCORE OF PERSONS v NARROWLY E3CAPE DEATH IN FIRE. Chicago. April K. Twenty poisons slcelris- In the t'hkcago Inner Mission Ktsdety house of the I-Xsnxelkul Lutheran v chuKh. at 1346 LaXalle street, had a nurro.v oocojpo eerly to- ! vlav vvhen fire broke iut in a garage odjolnipg. A gaeollne explosion ahattered the Mi,- .n : wall All in the Mission os- tailed. A score of firemen were ! illlieliled Ivy the explosion hut . none Injured The loss Is Uvvcn- ; ty-ltvc thousand. : ; Ing anything that might 4o perma nently misintei in . teil or misunder stood. It may ho argued, ami is by a great Mianv who v ish me to Income a Mididate, llmt my ow n welfare is not In the balance. I think that Is true I think the Individual is entitled to no consideration In such cases and that always the individual must and should give way for the good of the wpecles. Hut let us consider the subject in that light for a moment. I was elected to the governorship as a Republican. I hav e endeavored t io a great m.ur things not Incorporat ed In the Republican party platform at the last Republican state conven tion. The Workman's Compensation law was, 1 think, llrst advocate I pun Holy by MO and I was misunderstood li ml criticised 1 my best friends oj the time, including some of the most aide men in Michigan and some of those are now most thoroughly con vinced of Its justice. Woman suffrage,! which Mas submitted to the apodal (M'ssioii In opposition to the advice of the .i ting head of the Michigan KUal Huffrag- association is another matter ! eapolised. The opposition to brow-ery-owned saloons; the light against the outraxcoiis saloon bonding com pany monopoly: efforts for siate-wlde j.r Uiyirics; initiative, referendum and roottH; im.l many more Issues are not Hi.- M lusive property of any partisan orgHiii.atlon. Alsi I have apisdnted a Kiuxl many iH-mocrats to olllce. In an endeavor to make for bi-partisan effl . i' tic. responsibility and representa tion. Koine of those things may bo repudiatnl by the Reviildiean party as an irganiz ttion. Having done -w hat I have dore because I lielleve in the noi cssity for its doing, and not having considered personal political results at all. 1 im convinced that It Is my duty to eft' ice myself at this time in con sonance with my anticipation before 1 was Inaugurated. It may he that I Continued on Page four. MICHIGAN DEMOS STATE CHAIRMAN SHIELDS MAKES A STATEMENT AS TO HIS POSITION. id. w.ii. Miiii., April h. Mnonri C.I Shields, chairman of the POfBOcratk vtate DOfmnittoe, makes the following statenu nt. i xplalnlng bis views) n-ard- ing Instiii' tinv the Mb big. ui delea tion to the n itioiiiil onv cntlon: As the lime uraws closer to the National I eiiMoratle onventlon is be comes more evident that the demo cratic art is rich in presidential ran dblat.s. and that nearl every port cl th unto will piesenl lo the con- v.Mitlon some favored wui ir coiuld- atmilotk Alroaajrj Qov, WUooffi, thi. Harmon, fpooicor Clark. Re. I'ndet WOod and QWf, Marshall each has a following of delegates chosen In addi tion to this. It is fairly certain tfcoj Mav or ( 1 ivimr (i"v. I ws. OOT. Hurkc and others will bo placed boforo the convonHon. "As lo some of those candid. i to.-, their iuaU1hallon ami claims for others, the Dowoorotg of the nniton as a whole, have not been informed of their merits. In nearly ever OOjOC, i he elements which might prove weak nesses have not been nianie generally known, or received very careful mi sideration. s the sole desire of I 0 -leval Hemoirat Is that the Lest Hd strongest man be clmeen. It Is but fair and roasotia1.li that the clanns (Of ..very man be mveti 0 full hearing, ami tlv longer and more careful the consideration, the more apt i ihi elusion to be correct "The Democrats of the stale ..f Mich IpM have not. for yeare. furnlsheo any Demisratlc electoral voles, ami il would atom to be llhxihal for Mlohi gan. therefore, to take an arbitrary po sition In demanding of the Democrats of the nation any particular candidate ait tf a group, each of which la so well .manned, until the Mb bis.in Uele gatlon has har an oH)rtunlty to get all possWilo information as to every e.inilidllte " FLOODED. YET TOWN IS "DRY New Madrid, Mo., Voters go to Polls in Boats and Defeat "Wet" Forces REFUGEES REACH MEMPHIS Loss of Life Reported in Small Towns Along River Improvement in Flood Conditions Mississippi Valley Gives Encouragement. Memphis, Teiin.. April 7 l-'lood con vllliotis In the Mississippi vallvv show el some itmmiv enient tins morning when a sunny Lav gave further en cLUiagemcnt to those conducting th woik !' reneui an:oiiK the liundr.-ds driven hum their homes by the water. All of the levee in the Hood ne li.ic, ,. district are hohliur strong1. Two hundred levee workers hail i narro.v escape ftom being swept avv , 'hen the embankment caved at Mile l ost eighteen miles south of Hele na Ark., veetctilay. The town of Mo doc, near the )rcak. is twenty feet un dor w iter today. The steamer Kate Adams was near Modoc when the levee broke and rescued those imperiled. The .steamers crew prolia.hly saved hundred of lives by taking refugees from rafts and housetops. Woman With Dead Baby. In th" midst of the rescue mark the steanir put out a skiff to a wonmn who sat on the roof of a Moating house. M . sent word ba -k to the captain she would not leave unless she could take her dead baby a.ls.ard the. steamer. Ac cordingly a soap box was sent to the floating house. The woman liouuht out t lie baby's corpse, placed it in the box and was rOWOd to the steamer. The little l.ody was bin led at Mem phis. Negro Saves His Mule. 'ne of the lye line steamers from ArkaiiHOs county, that rOOoHod lu re to day, told of I dcsierale irght with a negro w-l.o refused to leave the raft on which bo naeBtOd unless he was al lowed to luing his mule. As a last resort, the captain of the boat tied the raft bearing the mule Whind the steamer and towel raft, mule ami ne gro to Memphis. Flooded Town Votes "Dry." Now Madrid, Mo., overflowed to a depth or several feet ,is nevertheless "dry." The "drys" WOO In the local op tion election Sat unlay. Voters came tc the polls in skiffs .launches and rafts. When the roMMT booted ei -Hon cl"tks eoinpl' tod the count it was shown the "wets" had been beaten by three Hundred. Many Rescued by Train. A relief train sent from Forest City. Ark., yesterday, to rescue the rarmeis In the overflowed ss'tlons of St. Fran cis and Crittenden counties, returned last night with one hundred refugees aboard, but with Its mission only half completed. The train could not pro ceed further than the town of lleth, twent - miles east of tills city. Rc yoiid that )Kilnt vv here many persons are believed to be marooned, only boats can DO of service. Loss of Life Reported. Three river st camera reached Mem phis today carrying hundreds of hohM lOM from (ho Hood aw opt lands of Ar kansas in the Motjoo torrttOry. Many of tOOaa rOpOtl loss Of HfO in several f iuall towns that wen Inundated w fen the embankments were breached There Is no chance to verify such re ports, tmt It Is .generally believed thole have boon fatalities In Phillips county. Ark Refugees, who came this morn ing", saved none of their tsTsonal be longings. Many wore almost nak d v hen reached by the boats. Rout cap tains ar.d the more fortunate divided their clothing w ith the needy. Cairo Filled With Homeless. Cairo. TH . April s. -The river is Stationary at lirtv-foiir feet. Th" city Is surrounded by mroter, but the levees are holding llim Refugees from other ftoodod districts were brought hero to day In I half-starved condition. POPE'S BAN ON TIPPING. Ediot Issued Forbidding Bribes by Tourists to Gain Good Seats. Rom". April I Tno OAtl ttpfllH OTM sade hit the Vatican on Thursdav and was roOOtftntsed In an official pnOOd edict forbidding church functionaries aocci'liig tips for providing tourists ami visitor with gissl seats for the Holy week services. The impressive c . re nonioa hnot aoantael a big fenosnMl for gioil pla es and chnn h servants have eeii profiling tl.ercbv. JOHNSON GETS CONTRACT. Will Johnson of Hancock was the suoessful bidder for the road from Snake River to the Itaraga county line, piiaiosals for Which were opened b the county road commissioners I'riday afternoon. The oommission also de cided that work on the Hancock. Calu- m,.t and Keuob ton Atlantic rondo v, ould be done by day labor. SUGAR DOWN FIVE CENTS. Neo- York. April 7. Refined sugar was reduced five cents per hundred pounds today, fIRST MOVE TO SAVERICHESON ATTORNE V8 WILL ASK GOVER NOR TO INTERCEDE ON BE HALF OF MURDERER, Roston. ApOH s lite Cms! move tt Mive the life of ClajetKe V. T. Rahi -son. tin- confessjedj murderer if Avis Llenell, who was jkotortred lo die 'he week of Muv If. wan made lodav The former mlolster'a attorney, William A. Morse hjiid a short .nf( r. i,. . with Kxccutlce rctor) lloratl in the state house, f dfeow uig w hich ii was an oouncod ttutt mi Alf II -i. cuunae! for the eondomr)od man w 1 1 1 appear before t.ovornor Kosf to ai : t,. in-ti"n ol referring thv petition to me oxicu tive council, whkcb rents intiieiv wuli tile rxo nun . dels liul n t s. e QoV- cinor Peiajb : PRESIDiE-NTIAL HONORS v I ARE PAID TO SEVEN - v MONTHS-OLD BABE v Washington, piil - Prei- '. ! dent T.Ui resigin d his chair a v I- couple of minub , tothiv to per- v mlt Senator 8aoot. of i'tnh, to : seat his ao"ii-months-old : v grandson. Rehl SitKHit Carton, ' behind the big oVsk over whlcli v v passes each day the businesH of ! the nation. "I think he will In; pre: i l. nt ! stum- day," said Senator Bmoot, Several 0)00001 Waiting hand- ! shakers smiled, ! "He's. fine looking boy," said the president as hi ptcki d him V up and kiss' o him GREAT BRITAIN'S COAL MINES OPEN GENERAL ACTIVITY AGAIN PRE VAILS IN DISTRICTS PIRST COAL TO INDUSTRIES. London. April v -General activity praHroMa in oil cool mining districts Of (iroat Britain loday. In Scotland and North WoeOa a large number of minors resumed v.ik. wmie In the Kngllsh and southern Welsh oal del. Is, where the Kaster holiday Is Iwliitf I'lwirv iil, siinill guugs of men went clown Into the pits in order to clear he roadw avs and to pnaare for gononsl resumidion of work tmor rc w. In southern Wales the pronpootO for B resumption are not brigltl. as the en fflnemen and other surface men declin ed to iTturn to work until their do n.ands also WOOB conceded. The first coal mined will be sup plied to railroads and mills 00 that throe weeks at least will pass bofofO householders 111 the cities will be able to secure suppliea for domestic pur pose COUNCIL MEETS TONIGHT. A statutory meeting of the Red fnokot viiiaue rou recti will hoM hs evening, at which President Bchuanak- er will make his appointments foi tin ensuing year, t'ommittec nlso oil le named. It is DOl expect.-,: that there will be any changes in the persoi.nel of-officers. Applications ifor IImii r H ri'tiNin will be placed Ob Rla this even ing. PLANNED A PLEASANT DEATH. Chicago. April V After telling his landlady he int. redd to end his life Ceorge Carlstoii. a printer. poTCbOOOtl thirty bottles f uhisk.v Later he was found uncmn i m beside eihl omipy bottles. Tislav he was llmsl tiitc-n di liars for .tt motina; suicide by drink ing whiskey. STEAMER BURNS; PASSENGERS SAFE CAPTAIN OF M. A. M. LINER DRIVES CRAFT ASHORE AT MONTAUK PT. TODAY. Hitch Plain Life Saving Station, L. I.. April fe The Merchants A Miners line steamer Ontario from Raltlmore to itoat'.n. with IKtOon passengers and I crow of forty Is on the risks off Montauk Point. At 2 o'clock this morning lire broke out. 4iid an hour later Iswanie so threatening that Captain Hol drove MM steamer full speed on tls- nx-ks and sent out wireless distress iinals. life savers answered the alls, bsik the passengers ufl the burning sleamol Hnd pl.i e.l them "II H t llg The crew remained on board fig'htlng the fire. At l:H o'i'l.H'k this morn ing the captain ns'orted the fire un der control. WOULD RESTRICT R. R. COMPETITION Waterways Commission Urges Protection by the Federal Government CANAi ACROSS L. PENINSULA Ditch Connecting Lake Erie and Michigan Suggested Inadequacy of Present Water Terminal Is Pointed Out. Withheld Ap propriations. Woohiiiktoii. April N. Further legls. lation t aaotad srntoowoya asaonol mlrwns coaaoOtlfton ; lo ootoMbM ami cable relation-; between the two and M pro. not, faffeoni o- .peratioii with loetil Intet cstS ill const I net ion of i .um is an urged in the first reiwirt of the XatioiKHl Wat' i w av .- v'ouunis I ion made public today. The leport declares that the i'eiiel.ll ; vcrr.ari nt within the ompar.it iv oly near future must hicviuibl.v assume DODtrbi Of seme features of water pow er I emulation. The i onimission recommends that atniy ciiginoi rs be assigned to supi r- Ise tlic propOOul canal to COOOIOCt the hio river BOOT Pittsburgh with Iike Lrl.i when $10. ooo. cist tash and $.'..0oi. -0(10 in bonds are made a ailalile by the eoonneUnftloa interested. The ffOOfO lar.v of War. however. ma denuuid that KbOM amounts ba iiwreased. survey for a canal from Ijike Lrie to the Bontnorn and of Lake Michigan is recommended and trie commission COOCludod from its pr. si nt route would be through the afaumoa iiver by way of l oit Wbyna and thai lo.irtci u foot wculd be a practical doptbv n re, dntmenda tooronood power tot the interstate Common Cmniisi-ioj. to gQVOfn joint rates and through i elites 1st wet ti rail ami water lines to ounpoi pbynbaol connection bouoonn Ibom and to coaapol rallvva.vs to etiarge eoa than lo,.il rates to all lake add river isirts on through trail" exi h.ing eif with OVnsoatkS h.h lines. ' i it her recommendations am fof kOOJ islatioit to (imtrnl jiuhlic terminals; federal participation with ksJOMlMoa in floinl control: prev etitlm bf di -lorestation on n n-aui h uli ural lands and rolori siatioii of d midod tracts: amendments of laws controlling water on navigation streams ar.d within th public domain.. Legislation is necessary to pi veni the elimination of water oaonfeaetfUoo and to prevent the rOJahnj "f water rates under railwav eeiuroL in the opinion of the commission. It be lieves the In ten Ulta commerce laws are now insufficient to pre erVO water iranntwn lallna and foster its ajrewth. It urges thin every wao r arrier In interstate commerce he iindof control of the Interstate OoOtBBacroe Commis sion to enable the commission to es tablish through routes. Joint rates and through bills of lading, without w lib h. th" commission believes the rehabilita tion of aroint tfnffla win not ho oonv phle. i The ritiorl arraigns the inadequac: of MTOtOf torn inals and urges that fu' -ther river and harbor improvements he avoided without aJOUrOOXOn of pro per terminals on oomptotton. aVdoral condemn illon of private property for public terminals a not rnOOSBMlOndod except luii' a lo. alilv establish- its inability to deal with the terminal problem, Other recommendations: are to sub ject mining; entries to the paramount right of water power uses: 'and en tries to the right of construction to II nnaifllaohill llltM forests and re forestation of their own lands, not ac MUlred fe)r the government. LOWER RATES FOR MINERS. Copper Country Maccabees Adopt Rec ommendations Saturday. M ntbejrn of bbC Knights Of the Mod cm Maccabees gathered in a special nview as the guests of Calumet Tent Saturday evening, to discuss the pro posed reduction of Insurance rates for miners Mining has heretofore 1mm t; considered an extra hazardous vora tion and a greater risk, the rale being tt OOetbl more per thousand dollars' In surance than that on ordln.irv risks. After an investigation at the adOOO of the secretary of state and the rec ords of the mtnv Inspector the cm initio,, nameo bv the ureat vamp has recommended that the rate be reilucsl from '.'.. nts to io cents per Ihousard Dimiht EManotl J A. l'attrson of Marquette w.is present at tla- meeting Saturday evening and oxplalnsl tie pew rativ. which is to spplv only to the copper miners of thl sctlon. Tin new rats were umnimnusly adopt, d and a vote 4 thanks extemled lo Mr Patterson ami Ioctor Sleneau. great metltcal onon.lnc who were largi h Instrumental in ht liming sismt then dOJOtbin Kesoluiions f sympstliv OOTe also onObHod for Dr. Shiieau. who is reNrtsl to be sei lousl III. The new rales will be shell imme diate eff.s i lor new members and will go into effect for id, J members hex! July. l-'illowing ih' buslneo (w the even ing, a lun In n ami social session were enjoyed T. R. SCORES MR. TAET'S MANAGER ROOSEVELT TELLS AUDIENCE IS SUE IS BETWEEN POLITI CIANS AND PEOPLE. iH-calur, 111., April 8. In the home district of Congressman McKinlev, TaTt's camp.'.i:"! manager, Roosevelt today, speaking to a crowd in front of the court house at Clinton, said: "I understand Tuft's manager, Mc Kmli v, said some time ago this dis trict was for Taft to a man, lut ap parently he is mistaken. I understand he told you last week that Taft was not a politician. Rut Tail's' whole cannialgn is entrusted to as through going politicians as there are in the I'nlted States, to Twwney, Borne, r. 'no-. . Calllnger, cannon, liuggen bi im, Lorimer and others ivlth whom McKinlev associates. There never was a stralgliter line than this between jsjl iticians and the plain people; and at last here In Illinois the plain people have a i ham e to speak for theinselvi s Illinois stands in tbOJ most Important position of any state in this campaign. We look to Illinois to sound the key note." Colonel Attacks Lorimer. Loosevelt aonjonjtnl bis attacks on Lorimer. Roosevelt said he hud boon requested Saturday not to attack ior imer in his Springtield spoex h that night. di legation from the Spring noM ElooonvoM abob arbaafe notajnajaal the meeting, he said, told him it might injure him isdlticallv , in that district since the senator had many supiMirt. rs there. The Colonel said he declined flatly. He added If he lost every sup porter he had in Illinois he would sipeak his mind on that suhjoct. TO EVANGELIZE CHICAGO. Campaign of Men and Religion For ward Movement Open. Chicago. April s The ebg-ht-dav campaign urder the ;.r-pe'S of the Men and Religious Forward Movement for the ev a n-- li.it ion of this city bc nan today with a scries ol meetings in various irarts of the cit.v. at which tnony noted ministers and iayimn ad drossed lerue yathonng: of :n n ami hoys. Awording to the plan of the campaign there will be daily mass meetings ,i : , cut i a I uoipi s a nd small, r et.e. ino'i In ttts sftermews- n v iew f attracting as many working men and bovs as sisslh!e. EASTER EGG ROLLING. Annual Fete On Lawn of the White i House Ton Afternoon. Washington. I . C . April S. Ir. a' 'oidaiKe with lime- lionond custom tbo grounds south of the W hile iloiis. wore thrown ieti ti day to 'llldren for the traditional lOastor-Mon.iay egg tolling. OMbfOOn of the rich am! KHr, white and colored, all were admitted and were allowed to play and make merry on the beautiful lawns, hunting for leister i':;'s and ninlatur' rabbits, while the fountains sparkled in the sunlight and the I'nited States Kr. gineers' band plaved Ilvel.v music. Adlilts were admitted to the grounds only if the) aooowiajnnlad children. N. Y. REPUBLICANS MEET TOMORROW TAFT MEN WANT PLATFORM DE CLARING AGAINST THE RE CALL OF JUDGES. Rochester. N. Y.. Al-rll S. -Man:, delegati's in. I visitors are arriving in the city for the K, 'publican State con volition, which is to meet here tomor tow to ax.cpt a platform and elect doleates-at-large an. I altorr ites-at iarge to the national cnbVQWMon at Chlonao. With the Taft pie in on trol, a hearty imiorsonvnt of the na tional iulministiation is ::ssurcd. H is axfsMbnl nbw tbni iho pLitfomi win de hue against tin re all of judges or anv hanuc ;n tin pr. sent JudJcbbr system. Th- most inamrtant teatui. under discussion on ihe eve ot the uf h. i Irur la tie uucbtlon EH ti w h 1 1 ton if any. I lobnjtoj lo sovoH frh nds bra to anaft hi tbo convention. ir. Niihoias M array Potter, araot -h-nt of Oofeoasbbl l'nivirsit. is to 00 tin' temMrary iresi lire ofllcor, ami Senator Klihu Root is slai.-.i for the pennani'nt hairniHtiship Of the ON volition. It is XM" ;cil that the tout deh-gates-iit-lari;.' wiH be s. i. t. d from among fbNsotor Root fllOoan Herri of Mrooklvn William llarni-s, Jr.. hairman of the State committee, Dr .'icholas Murrav Hutlci atsi .'.nob (toilld Hchunmon, president of Cornell niv ersity. Louisiana Republicans. Uasanfjitn. i.. prii 1fn raaaanboa t,. tin ..ill of the State central iom- natttse i state eonoontfeM of ft snob leans ,. Louisiana asa-nb!ed h.ie to- lav i" name didegates to the national convention at Chicago The conven tion InclusVn a largi proportion of the so-called black -am! tan ieejrate anil miSit of the Kili'i-al officeholders and is expected to declare unentmoush for the niiomlnatien ..f prosiitent Tat. The anti administration fiuticn is or rarwmg to hold s convcrtion here eorly in May to name a contesting delegation to the 'imago conv.iiion SEES NEED OE SUPERVISION FOR BUSINESS Commissioner of Corporations Makes His Report to Sec retary Nagel PERMANENT SYSTEM DESIRED Standard Oil and Tobacco Com panies Illustrations Public Has No Means at Present of Ascertaining if Competition Has Developed. Wasliingtoii. Ajril H. in his an nual raaaon to njoovojhpf fetaajal of the Ueisirtnient of Coinmer e and laibor today, Commissioner of Corjioratioii Herbert Knox Smith earnestly urges the establishment of a permanent svstem of federal supervision of cor porate business, and points out m adetpiuie restrictions upon his deiKtrt mi'iu. He sas: The actual dissolution of two gnat corporate combinations, ordered by the Supreme Court in the Standard Oil Co. and American Tobacco Co. canes, has thrust forward the whole pro oh in Ofbt our jMilicy tiwird industrial cor porations. If it was not plain before, it is rtai dy char now that the Fed eral OoTOranaont must have a per manent admin istt at iv office through wblcb to supervise interstate corporate business. There is little dispute as to the ob ject of our corporate polk v. We want a business niachincrv of high efficiency serving the best interests of the citi zen and i turning anopfo reward IO the abilitv and indvstry of ttwiSi' who use that machinery fairly. But the moans to this end are now in debate. Too great restraints may be Im posed upon business. One is the au tomatic r'-imlator. compsOtioJi; the ("th.-f dir-t OS'S! limriual tnt-.-.-Ti turn, it Is indeed true that untdcr aoano I UndllbOM even fair I siipetit tion ma ri-sult In combination. Tile, further uuostlon is then rlsel. How far is it desirable to enforce om petltlon by dissolving auch comhina tion ' That ipusiioti. hov. ever, need not he discussed hen-. Permanent System Needed. Whatever shall be our ultimate pot icy, however, whether (f preserving competition, of enforiiog- com petition, or of direct governmental regulation of business operations: or whether, as is perhaps more likely, our BnfbOl will be a combination of the-, various principles, ir any event such a er nuinent administrative system is) necessary part of it That saten must have broad powers ,, investiga tion, taking continuous cognizance of the. operations of large industrial cor porations. Such administration is nec essary for either of the lorcaoing poli cies' described, while it does nt ex clude the others. Py publh-ity and supervision it will preserve competi tion and provide oipiai opportunity; by an expert knowledge of cum m business conditions it will display the 'corking .if vompetition, and the 00000 il any, where this fails to be of lame nt. U will always he in a position to furnish, through its permanent force of train's Rpecialist. the information needed for le" isla t top or regulation. It will also have tin- knowledge and data that mav be rtuireil properly to enroic competition and to corrv out the Intent of any d"gric of dis solution entered under the anti-trust law. A lonvincing obi. lesson on the need of such administrative system is now before v. 'I he American To ha ceo Co. and the Standard Oil "o. having boon disintegrated. the re sultant units are now started on a new a reel Th"e disintegrations have been accomplished oni after long liti gation and at much expense. Are Rsferma Camed Out' The purpose was to Iwnefit tin pub le by a broan reform m economic conditions Ami et the country has n- i fiectivv means of ascertaining how tar the desired reform will be carried out. No on" can foresee the future of these new units n the two L-reat industries. Il will he purely an economic and financial process. No .: me hinerx is ad ipt'-d tohandle this novel problem. Indeed, the Cir cuit Court exprosslv refused the sug Kostlon of thi Mtornev p nerul that 1 he 1 1 l a ' i c,i c hi kept open for thri-' or more ears fOjaj such punMse of miier Ision Publli interest reriuires that these two Broups ot i ooipanles him ojiv others in lik , n mowt ani es. should bi nt on. e obliged hy law to submit to constant msii t oil bv a federal office orgaoi.C'l on lines similar io those siiggesteil above. Ir. these two cases v hu h are but vurrent examples of a geni tal prim iple. Is.th pirbh and pri vate rights are involved. The pub lic has no means of follow Insr the de vhpmmt f competition thirein taVOOsJb s io eed,ng v ears, nor have thi' securltv holibrs in these coipor i - Continued on Page PIvc.