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ESTABLISHED 1832. NEWARK, N. J., FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 1913. PROBABLY FAIR TONIGHT AND SATURDAY
TO SELL ALL COAL
PROPERTY AT ONCE
President Rea Announces Move
Which Affects Ten Per Cent,
STEEL STOCK SALE ALSO
IS UNDER CONSIDERATION
Move Follows Attack by U. S.
Under Commodities Clause
of Hepburn Law.
PHII.ADHL.PHTA. Sept. 26.—Presi
dent Rea, of the Pennsylvania Rail
road. announced today that the board
of directors of the company had de
cided to sell Its security holdings In
the anthracite coal companies which
have been attached to Its system for
‘ nearly forty years.
The Susquehanna Coal Company is
the principal operating company and
selling agency for these companies.
The announcement that the corpora
tion Intended to sell its anthracite
. holdings was wholly unexpected and
nil efforts to get an explanation from
the company were futile. Neither
could It be learned who the prospec
tive purchasers are.
r|k Factor t> Industry.
The Pennsylvania Railroad through
♦he Susquehanna Coal Company and
affiliated companies produced and
shipped approximately ten per cent,
of the hard coal mined. The com
pany owned or controlled about 17,000
acres of anthracite coal land.
After the announcement a report
spread that the Pennsylvania rail
road was getting rid of its hard coal
holdings In order not to come in con
flict with the commodities clause of
the Hepburn railroad act, which pro
hibits a railroad from transporting
In interstate commerce any article or
commodity manufactured or mined
by it or under Us authority. No one
at the company’s general offices
would discuss the report.
May Sell Steel Stock.
The Pennsylvania railroad also
owns a controlling Interest In the
Cambria Steel Company, amounting
to about 622,000,000. For several days
there has beefi a report current that
, the company Is willing or has en
tered into negotiations for the sale
of this stock, but like the proposed
anthracite sale, the. officers of the
company are silent when approached
on the subject.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 29.—The De
partment of Justice has on hand an
active campaign to disassociate the
so-called hard coal railroads from
their coal properties. Suits already
are pending against the Reading and
th# Lackawanna under the anti-1 rnst
, |a(v. The application of the com
modities clause of the Interstate com
merce act to the Erie and the Lehigh
Valley has been under consideration.
So far there has been no movement
against the Pennsylvania, but offi
cials here regard President Rea's an
nouncement as the beginning of an
effort on the part of the railroad to
put itself in harmony with the law
as interpreted by the Department of
T)wo Confess They Offered $50
to Have Enemy Beat
NEW YORK, Sept. 26.—Two ped
dlers offered Frank Van Tonlo, a
Brooklyn gunman, $50 to beat up
David Connor, who took their horse
by the bridle and amused himself by
leading the animal around In circles.
Van Tonio accepted, and today he
was held for the grand jury on a
charge of murder.
Witnesses testified that he mistook
Robert Brady for Connor and shot
The peddlers confessed the bargain
with the gunman, but protested that
they had no grievance against Brady
and no desire to get Connor anything
Tyorse than a beating. ^
King Constantine Rushes Back
^ to Athens—Situation Very
LONDON, Sept. 26.—King Constan
tine, of Greece made preparations to
day for a hurried return to Athens.
' The Balkan situation is regarded by
.the Hellenic government as very dis
quieting. The King has decided to
cut short his visit to the seaside
resort of Eastbourne, on the south
coast of England, and will come to
Ijondon tomorrow for a special con
ference with Sir Edward Grey, the
British foreign secretary.
All Greek officers have been re
called for active service with their
commands and many of the regiments
disbanded at the conclusion of the
campaign against Turkey are now
The activities of the Turkish troops
are believed by the Greeks to fore
shadow an attempt by them to re
capture the port of Kavala.
On the Aegean Sea which cost
Greece so much in blood and treasure
j In her recent war with Bulgaria.
, Turkish officers now on their way
from Asia Minor to the province of
Thrace, openly admit that Kavala Is
!the objective Ottoman asplratione.
In the meanwhile Premier Eleuther
iooa Venlzelos, of Greece, Is trying
to ferret out Turkey’s intentions by
making a demand at Constantinople
for the precis* date on which the
Ottoman government purposes to re
sume the long interrupted peace ne
Greek official circles deride Bulgar
ian denials of the reports that com
mon action is contemplated by Bul
garia and Turkey against Greece.
Some officials declare that they know
negotiations to that end have been
ptfutnd In Constantinople.
Raw Silk Men I
Win Duty Fight;
Metropolitan National Bank Bldg.,
WASHINGTON. Sept. 28.
Paterson silk manufacturers, who
have been fighting the proposed
changes from specific to ad valorem
duties on silk, won part of their
fight this afternoon, when the con
ference committee agreed to a low
specific duty on raw silk. The House
bill provided for a 50 per cent, ad
valorem on raw silk. The Senate
made a rate of 30 cents a pound,
and today the conference committee
agreed to a rate of 20 cents a pound.
H. B. W.
MAKE NEW RATES
North Jersey Cities Affected by
Ruling of Public Utilities
| From n Staff <’orrrf.ponfi.il t. |
TRENTON, Sept. 26.—The Board of
Public Utility Commissioners today
allowed the Erie, New York, Susque
hanna and Western and New Jersey
and New York Railroad companies
to put into effect from October 15
schedules of rate9 which were denied
the companies In October, 1911. The
commission's action requires the com
panies after sixty days, during which
the schedules have been In effect, to
revoke the schedules if there is suf
flclnt complaint in the board’s Judg
ment to warrant such action. The
companies will then be required to
restore their present schedules on
notice by the board. The railroads
are also required to acquaint the
commission with the effect of the new
schedules as regards the revenue de
rived in comparison with revenues
accruing under the present schedules.
On Sixty Day's Trial.
The Utility Commissioners in the
summer of 1911 refused to approve
certain increases in rates of fare sub
mitted by the companies. The rail
roads then withdrew the entire sched
ules submitted, which contained cer
tain decreases as well as increases
of fare. The Erie and affiliated roads
have applied to the commission for
reconsideration of the schedules sub
mitted in 1911. The commission de
cided to allow a trial of the schedules
first proposed, upon the assurance
given by the companies that if sixty
days' trial of the new schedules de
velops complaints enough the com
panies on notice will restore the pres
ent schedule rates of fare.
The commission gives numerous
reasons for its action. Tn its memo
randum the commission says:
"On the lines operated by the Erie
Railroad Company the decreases
would have numbered 156 and the in
"The changes in fare refer only to
one-way tickets and excursion tickets.
They have no reference to commuta
Vnlformlty In Faren.
“The new schedules will establish
greater uniformity in fares. There
will be a closer approximation to the
2%-cent per mile rate. The excursion
fare will more closely conform to 90 ;
per cent, of the one-way fare.
“Certain anomalies now existing in
fares will be swept away. The rea
sons giving rise to such anomilles are
not now operative. Among such
anomilles is the possibility under the
present tariff of purchasing two tick
ets for two links of a Journey at a less
price than for the entire Journey. In
the greater number of cases this is to
he remedied by reducing the through
fare, so as to equal the sum of the
fares on the two links. In other cases
it has seemed proper to advance the
through fare to cover the sum of the
fares of the two links of the through
"The advances in fares are small in
every case. In two or three cases the
increase in the excursion fare Is ten
cents, but practically every increase,
whether for an excursion fare or a
one-way fare, is a flve-cent increase,
whereas, some of the decreases run
as high as. twenty-five cents.
Paterson nod Pnsaalc.
“The only cases where any appreci
able increase in revenue will result
from the new schedule are the fares
from Rutherford to Paterson, and
from Passaic to Paterson. In each
case the increase is but five cents in
the round-trip fare. The present
round-trip fare from Rutherford to
Paterson is twenty-five cents, as
against twenty cents for, the one-way
fare. Based on mileage and other con
sideration the increase in the excur
sion fare to thirty cents seems rea
"Similarly the fares between Pas- i
sale and Paterson are twelve . cents j
one way and fifteen cents round-trip, i
This gives rise to certain combina
tions on Paterson from Passaic (to
Hawthorne and points beyond), which
are improper. In both cases the in
crease in excursion fare will tend to
align their excursion fares with other
Alfred Gross Scratches Arm and]
Is Now Near Death in City
Alfred Crass, nine years old, of 25
Merchant street, was vaccinated two
weeks ago. For several days the
wound Itched and ti was all he could
do to heed his mother's warning not
to touch it. But one day the burn
ing sensation came so suddenly and
before he thought he reached up and
scratched the scab.
As a result of the scratch he was
taken to the City Hospital a victim
of tetanus today by Dr. Charles F.
Hill of 61 Hamburg place, a district
physician. Both jaws are firmly
locked. He may die
When the boy was inoculated with
the vaccine he was in good health
and no serious developments seemed
to follow. He played about with hi*
companions, taking care not to bump
the Infected arm, and apparently the
vaccination was successful until
symptoms began to show yesterday.
Dr. Hill was called and after an ex
amination had the boy sefct to the
hospital today. I
SI FF IS KILLED
Dynamite Used to Rifle Ex
press and Mail Cars Near
BLOODHOUNDS ON TRAIL
OF BOY DESPERADOES
Youthful Highwaymen Open the
Throttle and Cars Race Wild
COTTONDAEE. Ala., Sept. 26.—‘Two
boy bandits early this morning rifled
the mall car and dynamited the ex
press safe on Alabama Great South
ern train No. 7. near this place and
escaped with booty variously esti
mated at from a few hundred to
In the search for the bandits this
morning Deputy-Sherifr James Bon
ner. of Birmingham, which is thirty
eight miles from the scene of the
crime, was shot and killed by a
member of another posse from Mont
gomery, who mistook Bonner for one
of the robbers.
After stopping the train at Bibbville
Siding at 12:30 a. m. by means of a
block danger signal, the young ban
dits, with drawn revolvers, forced the
engineer, flrenlan. express messenger
and six mail clerks to leave their en
gine and cars and line up at the side
of the track.
The robbers then compelled one of
the trainmen to detach the engine,
express and mail cars, whereupon
the bandits boarded the locomotive,
and with one robber at the throttle
drove the front part of the train
several miles down the track, where
the express safe was blown to bits
with dynamite and the registered
mail pouches were rifled.
The robbers then threw open the
throttle of the engine, leaped to the
ground and escaped with their booty
into the swamps, while the runaway
engine and express and mail cars
"dashed on down the track through
several towns, until the steam in
the engine was exhausted and the
train came to a stop at Englewood,
Sheriff McAdory with six deputies,
Chief of Police Bodeker and several
private detectives from Birmingham,
as well as a posse of deputies from
Montgomery and Tuscaloosa and
Bibb counties, are hunting for the
bandits in Northern Bibb and Tus
A special train from Montgomery
carried bloodhounds to Tusoaloosa
early today and the posse at Birm
ingham has several bloodhounds
scouring the country surrounding the
scene of the robbery.
FOR ULSTER “KING”
Home Rulers and English Of
ficials Deride, but Belfasters
BELFAST, Sept. 26—The Ulster
provisional government. Just organ
ized, had a busy day yesterday.
The central authority held a pri
vate meeting at Ulster Hall, over
which the Marquis of Londonderry, in
the absence of Sir Edward Carson,
Sir Edward, who is the leader of
the Ulster Unionists, is ill. He near
ly collapsed Wednesday night from
the strain under which he has been
working for some time. The doctors
ordered him to remain in bed for
forty-eight hours. Sir Edward’s
health has been poor for some time
and his recent activities exhausted
him. He is now resting at Craigavon,
but he declares he intends to attend
the parade of the Belfast volunteers
Enthusiasm was the keynote of all
the meetings. The Marquis of Lon
donderry. General Richardson, the
commander-in-chief of the Ulster
Volunteers, and Captain .Tames Craig,
the Orange member of Parliament
(Continued on Pngr IS, Column 6.)
Court of Errors and Appeals
Doubts Jurisdiction on Ap
pointment of Appraisers.
fFrom 11 Stiff Correspondent.)
TRENTON. Sept. 26.—The Court of
Errors and Appeals today heard argu
ment In the application to dismiss the
r.ppenl of the minority stockholders of
the Prudential Insurance Company to
the appointment of appraisers by
Chancellor Walker in compliance with
an act passed at the last session of
The appraisers were to appraise the
stock of the Prudential for the pur
pose of transforming the company
into a mutual organization. The
chancellor named former United
States Senator James Smith, Jr., for
mer Governor J. Franklin Fort and '
former Assistant Postmaster-General !
William M. Johnson.
John R. Harden and Robert H. Mc
Carter, representing the minority
stockholders, filed an appeal on the
ground that the act was unconstitu
tional and worked a hardship on the
Richard V. Lindabur.v and Edw.
Duffleld appeared for the Prudential
Company and asked the dismissal of
the appeal. Members of the court
raised the question as to whether or
not the matter was properly before
the court, as the Court of Errors only
reviews matters on final adjudication.
Also, the point was raised as to
whether the proper course to pursue
was to apply for a writ of certiorari
and bring the matter before the Su
The. court denied the stay asked for
by Mr. Hardin and it will take the
question of the dismissal up in con
ference on Thursday, October ».
THE NEW TRAINER
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IS RECIPIENT OF
Franchises Granted by Board of
Works Are Unconditional.
Gillen’s Protest Vain.
The final batch of Public Service
applications for franchises and other
concessions In connection with its
trolley terminal scheme was granted
yesterday afternoon by the Board of
Works. But six remained out of
the batch of thirty, and these were
passed on third and final reading
along with the much-discussed
"blanket'’ agreement between the
city and the trolley company.
For these grants the trolley com
pany must file a letter of acceptance
within the next twenty days.
Commissioner Charles P. Gillen
made strenuous objection to the
granting of the franchises except un
der certain conditions, but standing
alone as he was. his fight availed
nothing. On each of the franchise
and also the agreement which was
passed in the form of an ordinance
: he voted in the negative. The vote on
i all seven matters being 4 to 1.
The Six franchises which wound up
the entire batch asked for are: No. 1.
the subway grant; No. 3, connection
between tracks and entrance into
private property in Washington
street; No. 4, Mulberry street en
trance; No. 8, Market and Mulberry
street curve; No. 11, connection at
Springfield avenue and High street
and additional track in High street,
i and No. 23, the gas works extension.
! The agreement was numbered 31.
1 Mr. Gillen objected strenuously to
i the passage of all of the ordinances,
j particularly the agreement. The lat
ter had been passed before he was
aware It was up for consideration,
I the clerk reading only its title, as is
j customary on third and final passage.
I After he had declared that he had
intended to offer a number of amend
ments the other board members per
mitted its reconsideration. Mr. Gil
len'S" amendments consisted of the
several matters he has insisted con
tinuously ought to have been incor
porated in the original draft. Un
supported, however, his change to
the original draft fell by the way
Mr. Gillen's arraignment of his col
leagues was not entirely unexpected,
and there was quite a gallery present
when the proceedings started. His
criticism expressed before Board of
Trade members and other civic or
ganizations Invoked the displeasure
(Continued on Page tl,Column
Killed by Wasp
TREWARTHENIC, Cornwall. Eng- j
land, Sept. 26.—The sting of a wasp
today killed Lady Molesworth, for
merly Miss Jane G. Frost, daughter
of Brigadier-General D. M. Frost,
United States Army, of St. Louis.
She was married in 1873 to the late
Sir Lewis William Molesworth, who
died in 1912.
The wasp stung Lady Molesworth
In the Jugular vein and she died
within twenty minutes.
ST. LOUIS. Sept. 26.—Lady Moles
worth was a sister of Mrs. Edith
McLaughlin, of Chicago; John Mul
lanphy Frost, of Bardstown. Ky.:
Reginald Frost, of Redlands, Cal.;
Mrs. Francis D. Hisboro nnd Mrs.
Samuel Fordyce, of St. Louis
Norwich, Left Halfback, Hurt
in a Varsity Game, Dies
WORCESTER, Mass., Sept. 26.—
Verner S. Belyea, left halfback of
Norwich University football team,
who suffered a broken spine In a
game with Holy Cross College eleven
Wedneaday, died at noon today in
St. Vincent’s Hospital.
•. r jr -v-: .
Fourth Ward Officials Dis
missed by Judge Osborne.
Charges of Vote-Buying.
Three election officers of the Sev
enth district of the Fourth ward
were dismissed this afternoon by
One of the witnesses. Xathan Zem
el, proprietor of a lodging house, who
ran for Republican county commit
teeman. charged in court that he had
seen “Nick" Kline openly buy votes
with the cognizance and assistance
of John J. O’Brien, one of the Demo
cratic election officers.
New England Association Sends
Delegates to Speak Before
WASHINGTON. Sept 26.—New
England bankers today discussed the
administration currency bill before
the Senate banking committee. Gen
erally they disagreed with its pro
visions and suggested vital changes.
The New England delegation was
brought beforie the committee by
Senator Weeks, of Massachusetts.
It was headed by Charles P. Blinn.
vice-president of the National Union
Bank, of Boston, and included Justin
E. Varney, vice-president of the Bay
State National Bank of Lawrence,
Mass. President Bowman, of the
Springfield National Bank and Presi
dent Drury, of the Merchants' Na
tional Bank, of Worcester.
Mr. Blinn said that as president of
the Massachusetts Bankers Associa
tion he was opposed tp the bill- He
added that correspondence with banks
in New England showed a general
opposition, and presented figures in
tended to show that the regional re
serve banks would cause a tempor
ary contraction of credit.
F. A. Drury, of Worcester. Mass.,
spoke for the country hankers of New
England. He said that while the
small banks were in favor of some
proviisons of the bill, they believed
its demands too heavy upon them.
Unless some of those were made
easier, he said, country banks in
Massachusetts would find it to their
advantage to surrender national
charters and stay out, of the system.
The principal objection, he said, was
that country bankers believed the
system would take away from them
selves the control of part of their
capital and would place it in the
hands of a “politically controlled
LINCOLN, Neb.. Sept 26.—Indorse
ment of the action of the American
Association of Bankers on the Glass
Owen currency bill will probably be
given at the second day’s meeting of
the Nebraska Bankers' Association, in
session here today.
President, George F. Sawyer indi
cated today that the resolutions of the
association would indorse the stand of
the larger body Chairman Tates, of
the resolutions committee, supported
Francis Joseph Receives
New American Ambassador
VIENNA. Austria. Sept. 26.—Em
peror Francis Joseph today received
in audience the new United States
ambassador. Frederic Courtland Pen
his credentials and the letters of
recall of Richard C. Kerens, of St
Lou la the retiring ambassador.
VICTIM OF GRIEF
Doherty Had Nervous Collapse
After Stamford Crash Which
NEW HAVEN, Conn.. Sept.
Charles J. Doherty, engineer or the
second section of the Springfield ex
press on the New Haven railroad,
which ran Into the first section at
Stamford last June, causing six
deaths, died of heart failure at his
home here early today.
He had grieved constantly over the
wreck, and this is believed to have
caused his death. He was thirty-one
years of age and leaves a wife and
two small children.
Ever since the accident Doherty
had suffered from nervousness, his
j relatives say, and many times had
I told them there was constantly re
j curring to him the picture of a wreck
i victim, a woman whose gray hair was
| matted with blood. He was so averse
to being alone that he frequently kept
I his young sons, four and five years
| of age respectively up until midnight
i for company.
FACE EXCISE PROBE
Refused Papers by Naturaliza
tion Court for Alleged Viola
tion of Liquor Laws.
The Excise Commission today be
gan an Investigation into the cases
of two would-be citizens who were
refused their papers by Judge Will
iam F. Martin. In the Naturalization
Court, because they admitted they
If it Is found that the licenses of
the two cafes were obtained on false
statements, the commissioners, it is
said, will prosecute the owners on
charges of perjury.
Two would-be citizens were turned
down in Naturalization Court by
Judge William P. Martin today, one
because he operated a saloon, though
j not a citizen, while In the other In
I stance the applicant for citizenship
, papers had sworn falsely before the
! Police Commission when he was
I named a special officer.
Adolph Grebel. of 38 Barela.' street.
, who runs a saloOn at 12 Mulberry
street, in his application papers had
I given his occupation as a beer
I bottler. It developed today on ex
lamination that he owned and oper
I ated the saloon at 12 Mulberry street,
j something he is not legally entitled
to do without being a citizen of the
United States. His application for
citizenship was dismissed.
| Peter Thorwald Sorenson, of 725
; Bergen street, employed as a special
policeman in an office building down
town, failed to get his papers be
cause it developed during his exami
nation that he had sworn falsely
that he was a citizen when he made
application to the Police Commission
for appointment as a special officer.
Judge Harry V. Osborne had a slm
iliar case to the Grebel one, when
Frank Querfeld. of 271 Bergen street,
appeared before him for admission
as a citizen. Querfeld, in his appli
cation. had stated he was a bar
tender, but Inquiry proved that he
really owned the saloon and that the
license had stood in his name since
1906. He tried to explain that he
had given the business to his wife
sb a present and was simply working
for her as a bartender, hut even that
failed to save him as his wife, al
though a native of this country had,
under the law, become a foreign sub
ject by marrying him and was thus
ineligible to carry on traffic la liquor.
Perish in Fire
QUEBEC, Quebec, Sept. 26.- Eight
children of Ulric Trudel, all under
16 years of age. were burned to death
early today as they slept in their
home In St. Francois street. Trudel,
his wife, the oldest son, Antoine, and
one daughter, were the only members
of the family left alive. They were
badly burned anti Mrs. Trudel died
The house was a thre“-stor? wooden
structure. The Trudels owned it. but
rented rooms to five other families.
The family lived on the top floor and
their escape was cut off. The father
and mother dropped Antoine from a
window and he was severely hurt by
the fall. A neighbor rescued a baby
girl. Mrs. Trudel was carried out
The children who lost their lives
were four daughters and four sons,
the youngest two years old.
FOR COAL TOLD BY
JERSEY CITY MAN
Legislative Probers Hear Testi*
mony from Representative of
Big Supply^ Firms.
| Special to tbf Newark Star.1
JERSEY CITY. Sept. 2«.—A. M.
Henry, president of the Keystone Coal
Company and vice-president of the
Burns Company, both Jersey City coal
supply concerns, was the only witness
to testify at the first session today
before the New Jersey Assembly coal
combine probe committee, which is
Mr. Henry declared the Burns Com
pany owns stock in the Keystone con
cern and that he represented the
Bums interests in the Keystone Com
pany. Neither compan}' has stock in
any railroad or mining company. Mr.
Henry stated. He said the Keystone
yards are owned by the Pennsylvania
railroad, but the coal pockets, he ex
plained, is the property of the Key
Prlee Fixed In April.
Mr. Henry further testified the ]
meetings of the Keystone directorate, j
which should be held monthly, are
very irregular. He said the directors |
at the April meeting each year dis
cussed the coal prices for the year j
He told the committee that coal I
bought at the mines was shipped sub- !
ject to the collection of a freight 1
charge ranging from *1.25 to *1.80 per'
ton, this money to be paid by the
consignee The price to the retailer.
Henry explained, is generally fixed
at the April meeting. He declared1
that an additional levy of *1.25 over
the total cost of shipment and orig- j
Inal purchase made what was consid- i
cred as a fair price to the consumer. |
Mr. Henry admitted, however, that!
! in the cases of some of the larger
! consumers a reduction of from twen- i
i ty-flve to fifty cents a ton was made j
j in the price afforded. That the Key- j
I stone company is in no deal with any |
! other company was stated by .Mr.
1 Henry. The witness, however, also
I expressed the opinion that no one re- i
| tail dealer could sell coal much
' cheaper than another.
.Normal In September.
! Regarding the schedule of coa!
j prices. Mr Henry stated the mine
people generally communicated with
the dealers in April. Rates were fur
nished and it was generally arranged
to allow a reduction of fifty cents
per ton on ail coal bought during
April. A reduction was continued
throughout the summer. Mr. Henry
explained. But every month a deduc
tion of ten cents was made from the
original figure of fifty cents. As a
result of this arrangement the price
was normal in September.
In 1902, Mr. Henry testified, the min
ing companies added fifty cents on
the standing price of coal at that
time. There was no change until 1911,
when chestnut and pea coal was
jumped twenty-five cents more per
i ton. Last year. Mr. Henry said, an
i other increase was effected in the
j price of certain sizes
Witness explained regarding the ac
i tion of the Pennsylvania Legislature
: in putting a tax of 284 per cent, on
: the cost of coal at the mines This
will mean. Mr. Henry explained, an
additional increase of ten cents per
ton. The act. providing for the col
lection of the new tax. will not be
come effective until October 1.
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AND DELAY TARIFF
Cotton Futures Tax Quarrel
Leads to Reopening of
j WASHINGTON, Sept M— Efforts
I to settle the cotton futures tax ques
j tion during the first session today of
'the House and Senate conferees proved
| unavailing. Representatives L.ever
I and Page were called into the confer
j ence. and later the Senate members
called in Senator Clarke, of Arkansas,
] author of the cotton tax amendment.
I The reopening of the cotton trading
j provision widened the breach between
j House and Senate over other ques
tions still unsettled
The zinc and lead ore duties raised
| by the Senate furnished the ground
I for further discussion. Some predicted
that none of the important points
still at Issue would be settled until
J the cotton futures had been disposed
1 The silk schedule was reopened. To
| prevent frauds through undervalua
tions the ad valorem system of duty
! was abandoned on carded silks and
I silk voiles and a specific rate fixed of
25 cents per pound.
The duty on hats was also fixed
today by the conference at the Sen
ate rate 45 per cent.
' The exemption put Into the income
tax section to protect the city of
New York in collecting its share of
the earnings of the New York sub
wav brought a protest to the confer
ence committee today from Senator
Reed, of Missouri. He declared the
provision would work to the detri
ment of the people of Kansas City,
who were about to undertake public
“BE EASY,” BEGGED
GOV. SULZER, SAYS
Testifies Executive Requested
That $1,000 Contribution Be
Treated as Personal.
AMBASSADOR SAYS HE
DECLINED TO COMPLV
Other Witnesses Declare Their
Contributions Were for
VLB V NY. Y.. Sept. 3*.—Dune**
W. Peek. State *nperintendent of
public work*, testified at Governor
•»Hirer* Impeachment trial thta after
nm»n that the Governor had a*ked
him to deny, under oath, that he had
made a S.HNl conirlbiitlon to the SnireT
Pes-k *ald that he had made tha
contribution ahortly after the gov
ernor** election and that iaat duly he
had shown Mr, Soirer in the exeev
tHe chamber a copy of a letter front
the Frawley committee aakfag him
••I *ai«l to t be Governor/* wald Mb
Peck: *\N hai »ball I do about It?’
“He Mold: ‘Ho aa I am going to dof
“1 *aid. “but I ahall be placed n«s
“He wald i ‘Forget It.’ **
>F.\\ YORK. Sept. 26.—Charles
I Murphy, leader of Tammany Hall, aald
<hl* afternoon: “If they want me ta
testify at Albany there la ao necea
*lty of a niibpoenn being laaaad for
me. Let them call me up on the tele
phone and I’ll an*wer right away. I
will be willing; and ready to go/’
ALBANY. X. Y.. Sept. 26.—Gover
nor Sulzer asked Henry L. Morgen
than, ambassador to Turkey, to "b#
easv with him'' in case he was called
to the witness stand at the gover
nors impeachment trial. Mr. Mor
aenthau. who contributed tl.000 to th#
Governor's campaign fund, so testi
fied when recalled as a witness to
dav. ' He added that the governor had
asked him to treat the relations
tween them as a personal" affair.
Crowds flocked to the capitol today
to listen to the testimony of two wit
nesses lone sought by the board of
managers in the Impeachment trial of
Governor -Sulzej-—Louis A Sarocky
and Frederick U Co»« e’k
D. Cady Herrick, counsel for Gov
ernor Sulzer. today denied that iha
defense has subpoenaed Charles F
Murphy, leader of Tammany Hall.
Ho would not discuss the matter
Sarecky. who formerly waa the
governor's campaign secretary, was
served with a subpoena yesterday
and promised that he would be on
hand this morning. In his capacity
as secretary he handled much of the
money contributed for the governor's
campaign. Process servers found
Sarecky here yesterday after a Ion*
During the twenty-one days they
sought him. he called several time*
at the executive mansion.
The Governor's Dummy.
Colwell, whose home Is in Yonkers,
has beer termed the governor’s
“dummy" in hts Wall street deala
Attorneys for the defense yesterday
declared that they would produce
him today and permit him to testi
fy. The hunt for him was even more
determined than was that for
Sarecky. and Colwell was more suc
cessful in concealing his whereabouts.
Xo report of his whereabouts ever
was obtained after the day followtiig
the revelations regarding the gov
ernor's deals in Wall street. At
that time Colwell disappeared from
At the opening of today's session
Attorney Kresel introduced in evi
dence letters written last fall by Sul
zer to William ,1. Elias and William
Hoffman, brewers, who contributed
to the fund turned over to Sulzer hv
former Senator Stadler
The governor thanked Hoffman "for
all you have done in my behalf.”
The letter to Ellas expressed appre
ciation for "your letters and en
•lodge CeBluu Teattflea.
Judge Lewis J. Conlon, of New
York cit>. the first witness, told of
handing Stilzer a 1100 check from
Daniel M. Brady.
"What kind of a contribution was
tt?" asked John B Stanchfleld of
counsel for the impeachment man
"it was a contribution to help him
along in his campaign," said Judge
The witness said he had received
acknowledgment of the receipt of the
money from Sarecky.
"In the usual rubber stamp form?”
asked the attorney.
“It was an acknowledgment.” re
plied Judge Conlon with soma as
In the cross-examination Judge D.
Cady Herrick questioned him as to
a conversation he had with Mark M
PodSrr, who. the witness testified
yesterday, had given him a check for
“Did you have any conversation
concerning Mr. Sulser's financial
wtaach field Objecti.
Objection to this question—that it
was not competent—was entered by
Mr. Stanchfleld and was overruled
b\ Presiding Judge Cullen, who gave
a lengthy opinion on the admissibility
of testimony tending to show whether
it was the intention of contributors
that the money could be used for
private purposes or only to meet cam
The members or the court voted
♦9 to 2 to sustain the ruling of
Tells of Talk rrltk Patter.
Judge Conian then continued hta
testimony. He said he had talked
with Potter about helping out tha
"Didn't you tell him.*' asked Judge
Herrick, “that he ought to have a
new suit of clothes?*'
'■Well, if I did. It was in a Jf*%"
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