Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, February 16, 1905, Page 3, Image 3

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President Sends in Santo Do
mingo Treaty.
if United States Does Not Take
Charge of Bankrupt Republic
Some Foreign Nation Will,
Despite Monroe Doctrine.
"WASHINGTON, Feb. 15. (Special.)
The Senate must decide the question as
to whether or not the Monroe doctrine is
to be maintained and upheld'. This is the
contention of President Roosevelt. He
made the Issue clear in a confidential let
ter to the Senate late this afternoon, in
transmitting to that body the treaty en
tered into between this Government and
the Republic of Santo Domingo, relative
to which the treaty-ratifying body of the
Government has heretofore indulged in
j-ome caustic criticism.
The President declared -that foreign gov
ernments were pressing Santo Domingo
for the payment of claims; that, while
the republic should be prosperous, its rev
enues were depleted through insurrections
and that, if the United States did not ex
ercise such a just parental supervision as
would naturally be expected and as was
desired by the republic and arrange for
the payment of Just obligations, foreign
governments would set about to enforce
lollection through the customary diplo
matic methods.
The message was referred to the com
y. mitteo on foreign relations. The treaty
was not read. It was the expectation of
(Chairman Cullom to have a special meet
ing of the committee to take" the conven
tion up for consideration.
Briefly stated, the protocol or treaty
provides that the United States shall col
lect the customs revenues of Santo Do
mingo and turn over to President
Morales' government a specified percent
age necessary to meet the expense of
administration and disburse the remain
der among foreign claimants. The United
States undertakes to respect the integrity
of Santo Domingo and the protocol or
treaty must be approved by the United
States Senate and the Dominican Con-grcsr.
Bacon Wants Impartial Report.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 35.-Senator Ba
con's resolution asking that the Senate
committee on foreign relations investigate
and report to the Senate whether the
protocol of an agreement under which
the United States authorities undertook
to administer certain of the customs of
Dominican government in order to satisfy
a claim of the Santo Domingo Improve
ment Company Is valid, having been
made without the Senate's consent, to
day waa ordered referred to a subcom
mittee to be appointed by Chairman Cul
lom. The motion to refer the resolution
was mado by Mr. Bacon, who stated that
there were many questions of law in
volved and that it' was his desire that a
nonpartisan report be made.
Bogy of Militarism Again Trotted Out
in the House.
"WASHINGTON, Feb. 35. The question
of what the policy of the Government
should be with respect to the upbuilding
of the Navy was again threshed out in
the House today during the consideration
of the naval appropriation bill, the de
bate developing much opposition to the
proposed addition of two battleships to
the naval establishment. As on yester
day, the defense of the Philippines played
an important part in the discussion, while
the events of the war in the Far Bast
from a naval point of view were given
prominence by the advocates of an in
creased Navy. The House met an hour
earlier than usual and, with the excep
tion of a brief period, the entire time was
consumed with the naval bill.
When consideration of the naval bill
waa resumed, Beall (Dcra., Tex.), in op
posing large appropriations for the Army
and Navy, declared that the United States
had gone mad over the spirit of militar
ism, which was sapping the substance of
the people. The Government was paying
as much attention to "ceremonies, pomp
and power" as any government on earth,
and he said it was the most extravagant
government in the world. He compared
the heavy Army and Navy expenditures
of this country with those of other na
tions, and in referring to Russia said that
she spent more, "but Russia is a despot,
a government hated by ts own people
and despised by the people of the world."
and that she maintained her existence by
the power of her arms.
Beall referred to the President's speech
in New Tork on Monday night. In which
it was maintained that while the United
States should at all times cultivate frlend
ly relations with other people and talk
pleasantly to them, the upbuilding or the
Navy must go on. There was never a
nation that played the bully among other
nations of the world, Beall remarked in
that connection, that there was not some
other nation ready to engage in a death
.struggle with it, and he predicted "his
tory would repeat Itself with us."
The apprehensions of Littlcfield regard
ing an enormous prospective deficiency
were not shared by Gaines (Rep., W. Va.).
who produced statistics, furnished him by
the Secretary of the Treasury, to show
that the revenues would be ample to meet
the requirements.
Perkins (Rep., N. T.) ventured the as
sertion that no gun on any ship now in
commission or on the two battleships pro
posed by the bill, if they were authorized,
would ever face a hostile ship. He pro
. voked a sharp discussion by declaring
that warships disintegrated inside of 20
Butler (Rep.. Pa.) elicited Democratic
applause when he said he hoped there
would be found some honorable way to
get rid of the Philippines. Ho advised this
Government to keep watch on Japan. He
ald that, while wo were "now friendly
and loving each other and agreeing," the
war with Russia would be over some day
and then it would be discovered "that the
fighting men of the earth live in the
Islands of Japan, five days from the Phil
ippines and 35 days from the United
Cockran (Dem., N. Y.) opposed a largo
standing Army or a big Navy. Referring
to the Venezuelan dispute with England,
he declared that the greatest triumnh
fver won in the history of the Unitedi
.States was "when Secretary Olney wrote
a dispatch affecting the greatest power
in the world," when the Navy was about
one-fifth Its present size.
The bill was read for amendment and
the House, voted down an amendment
offered by Rixcy (Va.) striking out the
proposed increase of 3000 men for the
Navy, although on a point of order by
him the provision permitting their im
mediate enlistment was stricken out.
Will Spend Several Weeks in Texas
and Colorado.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 15. The plans
for the President's trip to Texas to at
tend the reunion of the Rough Riders
contemplate that he will leave Wash
ington for San Antonio; Texas, about
March 2G.
i No definite decision has been reached
as yet ,as. to an extended hunting trip
to Colorado. Arrangements are being:
made for a jack rabbit hunt after the
Secretary Loeb Has taken tip in a
tentative way the question of a trip to
Colorado with a view to perfecting the
necessary arrangements should the Presi
dent desire to make an extended hunting
trip in that state after concluding his
visit to Texas. Should the trip to Texas
be made, it would be extended to four or
five weeks and would be devoted to rest
and recreation.
When necessary Secretary Loeb would
ride horseback to the President's quar
ters to carry any Important papers re
quiring his attention. The President
would return to Washington about the
middle of May and so to Oyster Bay the
latter part of June.
Old Lady Attempts to Get Some
Water and Is Not Missed for Night.
NORTH YAKIMA. Wash., Feb. 15.
(Special.) Mrs. Marshall. wife of
George T. Marshall, of North Sixth
street, this city, was drowned Tuesday
evening in the waste ditch of the
Northwest Light & Power Company.
The body was not found until 10 o'clock
this morning. She had gone to the
ditch to get water, when she fell in.
The body was washed down stream.
The husband came home in the even
ing' and supposed Mrs. Marshall had
gone to a neighbor's to remain over
night, as she sometimes did. and he did
not give the alarm until this morning.
She was 63 years old.
San Francisco Commission Investi
gating Chinese Gambling.
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 35. As a re
sult of the recent scandals in the police
department, in connection with gambling
in the Chinese quarter, Chief of Police
Wittman was tonight suspended from
duty under charges of incompetency and
neglect of duty. This action was unani
mously taken by the Police Commission
ers, after they had found Sergeant Ellis
guilty of neglect of duty and violation of
department rules. The sentence of Ellis
was postponed for a week.
Ellis was accused of failing to suppress
gambling in Chinatown, and much evi
dence was taken concerning the collec
tion of money from gamblers who paid
for protection. Several of the Chinese
witnesses testified that it was the com
mon "impression in Chinatown that this
money was paid to high police officials.
The . testimony taken will probably be
used in the hearing of the charges against
Chief Wittman.
Tonight, after the Ellis case had been
disposed of. Commissioner Reagan moved
that the secretary be instructed to draw
up' charges against Wittman, and Com
missioners Drlnkhousc and Poheim voted
in favor of the motion. Wittman was
then ordered suspended, and John Spil
lane, who is the senior Police Captain,
was appointed to temporarily assume the
duties of Chief of Police.
Mill Company Sues City for Using
Mill Creek Flow.
WALLA WALL.A, Wash.. Feb. 33.
(Special.) Dement Bros., owners of the
Eureka Flouring Mills, of this city, to
day brought suit against, the City of
Walla Walla, asking thaa the city be
enjoined from diverting the waters of
Mill Creek and claiming 55000 damages
because the mills have been closed
down for three days through lack of
water. The waters of Mill Creek have
been used to prevent a water famine
the past few days, as the reservoirs had
become almost empty because of fau
cets left running to prevent freezing.
It is expected that this suit will de
termine the whole question of whether,
the city has a right to use the waters of
Mill Creek and is especially important
at this time in view of the fact that the
City Council has partially approved the
plans of Engineer Thompson to get
water from far up Mill Creek at great
expense by the gravity system. Should
the city lose the suit. It would be almost
impossible to obtain sufficient water
for its needs.
City Council Meets and Declares the
Town Closed to Gamblers.
CONDON, Or., Fob. 15. (Special.) As
the result of a drunken row last night,
in which Frank Shaw was badly injured
and a man named. Licuallcn was cut in
the face, the City Council at a meeting
held this morning closed the town to
Following tho annual Valentine day
ball, Pope Smith, a bartender, proceeded
to a rival saloon and started a rough
house. The wounded men. were struck by
his clubbed gun. Smith is now in jail and
the action of the City Fathers was taken
to rid the town of an undesirable clement.
Directors of Salt Lake Road.
SALT LAKE, Utah, Feb. 15. At the an
nual meeting of the stockholders of the
San Pedro. Los Angoles &. Salt Lake Rail
road today, directors were elected as fol
low?: W. A. Clark. J. Roes Clark, R. C.
Kerens, Thomas Kearns. T. F. Miller,
W. H. Comstock E. H. Harriman, W. D.
Cornish. W. IL Bancroft, W. G. Kerck
hofi. J S. Slausen and H. I. Bcttis. The
first six named arc understood to repre
sent the Clark interests and the last six
tho Harriman interests. Directors of the
Empire Construction Company were elect
ed as follows: W. A. Clark, J. Ross Clark.
T. E. Gibson. R. G. Kerens. T. F. Mil
ler. W. F. Herrin. H. I Bettis. J. S.
Slausen and Charles Seylor.
Vancouver Hotels Destroyed.
VANCOUVER. B. C, Feb. 15. A bad
fire occurred this morning at Phoenix,
when the Brooklyn and Phoenix Hotels
went up in smoke; loss, $15,000. Consid
erable damage was also done to the Mint
Hotel. A dozen men, sleeping In the
buildings, had narrow escapes. Insurance,
Took Poison in His Cell.
ELM A, Wash., Feb. 35. Charles John
son, who stole a watch from "Billy"
Clevinger, at Oakville, and who after
wards confessed to his crime, was found
dead in his cell in Jail this morning. He
had committed suicide by taking at least
an ounce of carbolic acid.
Opposed by Spokane Wholesalers.
SPOKANE, Wash., Feb. 15. (Spe
cial.) Six of the largest wholesalers
In Spokane openly oppose the railroad
commission bill and have sent a tele
gram to Legislature.
Warned Not to Come to America.
VIENNA. Feb. 15. As an outcome of
the New York Immigration Commis
sioners' action In recently deporting so
many undesirable emigrants from New
York, the Hungarian Minister of the
Interior has sent a circular to local au
thorities to inform all '.vculd-be emi
grants to America of the hardships at
tending, deportation and further to in
form all the people of Hungary that la
bor conditions in America are now gen
erally unfavorable, so that emigrants.
If admitted to the United States, are
not likely to get work.
Congo Official Brought to Book.
PARIS, Feb. 16. Considerable Interest
has been excited by the arrest here, while
on a vacation, and the sending back to
the French Congo of an important colo
nial official, who will be called upon to
answer serious allegations of ill-treatment
of natives.
Merchants, Lawyers, Physicians, School Teachers, Sten
ographers, Salesmen and Saleswomen All Be
coming Members of Our Piano Clubs.
Greatest Saving on Finest Pianos Yet Offered Practically
Wholesale Prices Payments Small.
Chickering, "Weber, Kimball, Hobart M. Cable, Hazelton, Lester, Crown,
Story & Clark, Schumann, Haddorff and All the Best of Oar Popular
Heavy inroads are being made dally
on our very highest grade pianos by oar
club Joiners. Many who have thought we
"only advertised" have found by a little
investigation what quantities of pianos
we are now selling, and when they fully
understood the paving, have not wondered
that we are doing this tremendous busi
ness. They have learned that the co-operative
plan of ours effects the greatest saving
ever offered piano buyers. Pianos which
ordinarily sell for from J20Q and $000 go
now to club members at prices ranging
from 5117 to $222. Payments on these are
$3 down and $1.25 a week. And reductions
are correspondingly great in every one of
our six piano clubs, clear up to the one
in which buyers are securing Chickering,
Weber and Kimball pianos.
Everything just as represented with us,
or no sale. Our written guarantee with
that of the manufacturers goes with every
How Can We Afford to Do it?
"Why can pianos be bought in large num
bers at the factory for less money than
they are retailed by dealers? Because the
important item of selling expense must be
taken care of the expense of salesmen's
salaries, lights, rents, advertising, dray
age, etc.. etc, etc.. must be met.
In combining virtually 1000 buyers into
one club we are placing the piano clubs
in exactly the same position as the dealer.
Vk'c are selling a thousand pianos direct
from the factory to the home, and we are
giving each buyer every possible advan
tage In the way of small payments. This
Is one of the things that a large business
concern like the bouse of Eilers can afford
to do occasionally, and buyers are wise
to take advantage of It.
It Is the same principle applied to
piano selling that made the VTanamaker
Dictionary Clubs so famous and success
ful. It Is estimated that through the me
dlumshlp of these dictionary clubs the
people of the country were saved some
thing over $103,347, simply by buying on
the co-operative plan. We are going to
save to the music-loving people of the
Northwest, as nearly as we can figure it,
over $SO.O00 in these piano clubs.
One thousand pianos are not so very
many to spread over this big Northwest
territory, so it you contemplate getting
one of these superb instruments at pres
ent prices, you must write or see us at
Now Is the Tirfie
Do you wonder that we say the time to
buy is now? With these prices you have
your ehoice of over 20 makes the wonder
ful Chickering, with the testimonials from
the composer Liszt, the artistic favorite
the Weber, the Immensely popular Kim
ball, the famous Hobart JL Cable, .the
Lester Hazelton, Schumann, Crown,
Haddorff, and so on clear through our il
lustrious line. And all with the positive
guarantee of money back it not as
All the grades of pianos are now on dis
play at our store, corner Park and Wash
ington streets. Come or write for fur
ther Information. Test the question of
saving for yourselves, but do not let it
go without a test. Store open evenings
during the club sale. Eilers Piano House,
351 Washington street, corner Park.
Artistic Picture Framing Highest Glass Watch RepairingVery Low Prices.
man.Wolfe d Co.
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Very Great Ribbon Sale
Soft, lustrous all-silk satin Liberty 'Ribbons The sort
which ties so prettily into bows in all widths and colors, on
sale beginning today at almost half of regular prices.
No. 1 Vi-in- "wide, was 30c piece; special, piece X5p
12 -in. wide, was 5c yard; special, yard 2'2v
2 wide, was 6c yard; special, yard 3 1-30
5 1-in. wide, was 10c yard: special, yard 60
7 14-in. wide, was 12c. yard; special, yard S0
1-iu. wide, was 15c yard; special, yard 10f
2-in. wide, was 20c yard; special, yard 12 C
2V-iu. wide, was 2oc yard; special, yard 150
3- in. wide, was 30c yard; special, yard 190
3-in. wide, was 3oc yard; special, yard 230
Xo. 1G
No. 22
No. 40
No. 60
-4Vi-iu. wide, was 40c and 50c yard; special, yard. .270
Spring Silks
News of new silks. Strikingly handsome
designs dependable qualities always. The
sorts of silk that have made this the silk
1 store of the town.
Foulard Silks, 1.00, $1.25
Countess of Montignoso Ex
pels Nurse as Spy.
The deck 13 bursting. The transfer of
the smaller armament and stores is
proceeding; as rapidly as possible, but
salvage resources are Insufficient. Ne
gotiating with the Hongkong' Salvage
News was- received in Paris on Feb
ruary 8 that the armored cruiser Sully
had struck on a rock in Allong Bay,
northeast of the Reservoir Delta. Ton-quin.
Attempt of Saxon Monarch to Gain
Possession of Daughter Causes
Strange Contest at Florence
May Charge Insanity.
FLORENCE. Feb. 15. The affairs of the
Countess of Montignoso, former wife of
King Frederick Augustus df Saxony, took
a dramatic turn today. For some time
the Countess has suspected that her Ger
man nurse was planning to abduct the
little Princess and place her in the care xf
her father, the King. Today, under the
pretext that the German Consul was wait
ing to see the nurse at the gate of the
villa where the Countess Is residing, the
latter led Mahote to the gate. Then,
quickly pushing the nurse outside and
closing and locking the gate, the Countess
"Go to your master, spy!"
Entering the house, the Countess or
dered all of Mahote's belongings thrown
out of the window to the street.
The nurse protested against her eject
ment, but unavaillngly, and later applied
to a locksmith to aid her in re-entering
the villa, saying she had lost -her key.
The locksmith declined. Failing to enlist
the locksmith's assistance. Mahote wont
to Dr. Koerner, the Dresden lawyer who
came here recently, to demand that the
Countess Montignoso release the custody
of the Princess Anna to King Frederick
Augustus, and he, in company with the
German Consul, return d with her to the
villa, where they found all the bell wires
cut. Dr. Koerner appealed to the police,
but was told that they could not enter a
private house without the orders of the
The people In the- vicinity of the villa
have been Intensely interested in the royal
domestic drama and many of them say
they will personally oppose any attempt
of violence against the former Crown
Princess of Saxony.
King of Saxony Now Questions His
Former Wife's Sanity.
FLORENCE, Feb. 15. Dr. Koerner. of
Dresden, legal representative of King
Frederick Augustus of Saxony, has an
nounced that before beginning proceedings-in
the courts of Italy to compel the
Countess Montignoso to relinquish to tho
King, her former husband, the custody of
her child. Princess Anna, he will seek
to have her examined as to her sanity.
Dr. Koerner says also that unless the
young Princess Is given up to her father
by March 1, the allowance granted to
the Countess will be stopped by the
King's order. 1
Liberals Vainly Try to Extort
Declaration From Balfour.
LONDON. Feb. 15. In the House of
Commons the debate on the address In
reply to the speech from the throne was
resumed by Mr. Asquitb, who moved the
following amendment:
We humbly represent to Tour Majesty that
the various asDtcts of the fiscal question
have ben fully dlscuseed In the country
for nearly two years, and that tho time' has
come for submitting the question to the
people without further. delay.
Mr. Asquith supported this demand for
an immediate dissolution of .Parliament
with some trenchant remarks on the wide
fiscal gulf separating the Unionist fac
tions. He asked Premier Balfour to give
an answer whether there was any prac
tical difference between his and Joseph
Chamberlain's fiscal policies, but' the Pre
mier maintained silence.
The speaker then declared that Mr.
Chamberlain was also becoming inocu
lated with the "malaria of ambiguity."
and added that this confusion, menacing
and perilous to Industry and empire, could
only be cleared up by a prompt and direct
appeal to the people.
Sir Edward Grey said that a foundation
of taxes was the weakest upon which an
empire could be built. The present sus
pense, he said, was bad. both politically
and materially. A moral obligation rest
ed on the government to appeal to the
Cruiser Sully in a Bad Plight.
PARIS, Feb. 15. Minister of Marine
Thompson has received, the following
dispatch from Admiral Baylc, Com
mander of the Far East squadron,
dated Hongay. February 15:
"A diver has Inspected the cruiser
Sully and reports that she is hanging
80 feet over the rock. There are two
holes in her forepart and several rents
In her starboard parallel with her keel,
one measuring 100 feet long by 10
inches wide. There are also' numerous
holes in the part resting on the rock.
Bubonic Plague in Australia.
VICTORIA. B. C Feb. 15. Mail ad
vices were received from Australia by
the steamer Moana of the outbreak of
bubonic plague In Sydney ar.d Grafton.
In conse.quence, war on rata is being
waged in Australian cuie. Many
plague-Infested rodents were found.
Foulard Silks will occupy a verv prominent place
in Silk Circles this season. The makers have
worked wonders this season in the designing
of patterns. Many exclusive things in stock
which come in dress lengths only, so the pur
chaser need have no fear of, meeting herself at
every turn; extraordinary good values at,
per yard $1.00 and $X.2"5
Black "Waterette" Taffeta Silks
"Waterette" Black Taffeta Silks are one of the
best -fabrics brought out this season for Shirt
waist Suits. They are absolutely water-proof,
will not spot and are fnllj' guaranteed to giv;e
satisfactory wear; three widths
20-in..$l.OO 27-in..$1.35 3G-in..$1.50
New Spring Hosiery
The newest and best sorts in most comprehen
sive assortments. Not one good sort missing
that we know. The qualities conform to our regu
lar high standard. The prices are low enough to
be paid gladly. One of our Washington-street
windows is filled with some of these new sorts.
$1.25 and $1.50 - Black
Lisle Hosiery, embroidered
with tapestry silk in floral
85p and $1.25 New tan
shades, silk embroidered in
white and self shades.
50& Large variety Black
Lisle embroidered with silk,
floral designs Black Lisle,
with silk embroidered lace
boot new tans with lace boot,
all-over lace silk embroidered :
plain colored effects in new
reds, blues, pongees, grays,
tans, champagnes polka dots,
stripes, cheeks, etc. splendid
values at 50
Mrs. Edwards Granted Reprieve That
She May Testify for Greason.
HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 15. On rec
ommendation of the Board of Pardons
today Governor Pennypacker withdrew
the death warrants in the case of JlrF.
Kate Edwards, the white woman, and
Samuel Greason, the negro, who were
under sentence to hang together at
Reading tomorrow for the murder of
Mrs. Edwards' husband In 1901. The
case of Greason will now be again
taken to the Pennsylvania Supreme
Court, and if that tribunal refuses to
reopen the case the attorneys "for Mrs.
Edwards and Greason wil' hav- to appear-before
the Board ot icacdtfnj next
The annual weighing of mails on trains
began on all railroads yesterday.
Dr. William R. Harper, president of
the University of Chicago, will unuergo
another operation within a week.
Susan B. Anthony celebrated her S5th
birthday yesterday and received greetings
from women's clubs all over the world.
The President yesterday signed the com
mission of Major Alex O. Brodle. Gov
ernor of Arizona, as Assistant Chief of
the Record and Pension Office.
The New York Board of Aldermen has
raised the fine of carrying concealed weap
ons from $20 to $720 and gives magis
trates power to imprison as well.
Miss Anne Fltzhugh Lee. daughter of
General and Mrs. Fltzhugh Lee, was mar
ried to Lieutenant Lewis Brown, Jr., of
the Seventh United States Cavalry, at
Norfolk. Va., yesterday.
Francis C. Lowell, now United States
District Judge of Massachusetts, has been
appointed United States Circuit Judge
for the new First District. His successor
as District Judge will be Frederick Dodge,
of Boston.
Senator Clark, of Montana, from the
committee on foreign relations, yester
day reported favorably the bill authoriz
ing the construction of an irrigation dam
across the Rio Grande River between the
United States and Mexico.
Three hundred girls employed In the
manufacturing department of the Chicago
Mercantile Company became panic
stricken yesterday when fire was discov
ered In the roof of the building and made a
dash for safctly In which one had an arm
Applications for the appointment or a
receiver for the Standard Lead & Smelt
ing Company was made yesterday at
Newark. N. J., by Alois Brombach, one
of the stockholders, who allege that the
company Is Insolvent. It is capitalized
at 51.000,000.
Fire Leaves Family Destitute.
VANCOUVER. Wash., Feb. 13. (Spe
cial.) A fire completely destroyed the
home and all the household goods of G. B.
Hoffman, who lives on the Main-street
road, about four miles from this city. The
family 13 left almost destitute. There are
seven children, the eldest of whom Is
but 13 years of age. The father has been
in poor health for some time and as a
consequence they are almost completely
without funds, without a home and with
out sufficient clothing.
The. wants of these people are being
made known to the citizens here, who will
undoubtedly contribute as generously as
Vote for a New Candidate.
JEFFERSON CITY. Mo.. Feb. 13. To
day's Joint session ot the Missouri Legis
lature was the most interesting since the
beginning of the deadlock over the selec
tion of a United States Senator to suc
ceed Senator Cockrell.
The expected bolt from the Nledring
haus' Torccs came on the 23d ballot, the
first taken today, but was not of suffi
cient strength to change the relative
standing of the candidates. Maples of
Christian and Viles of Stone broke from
the caucus nominee and cast their ballots
for Lieutenant-Governor John C. McKIn-ley.
Harriman Calls on Roosevelt.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 15. E. H. Har
riman. of New York, called at the
White House today and naa c brief talk
with tho President. Mr. Harriman's
call was personal, and railroad rate
legislation was not discussed.
Violinist to Give Musicale.
Tomorrow night at 8:30 o'clock the pu
pils of William Wallace Graham, violin
ist, will give a musical at his studio. 73S
Glisan street. Everyone Interested in
music, Is cordially invited. No admission.
Hose Supporters Great Variety
Kleinert's hook-on Hose Supporters in
all colors 35 to 50
.Kleinert's Silk Supporters for chil
dren all colors 25
Kleinert's fancy Silk Garters all col
ors 50 to Sl.'oO
SPECIAL 500 pairs of Kleinert's
Side Supporters. Very great value
at ... 25
Kleinert's fancy pin-on Hose Support
ers, in all colors 25 to 50
Kleinert's new "Buster Brown" Sup
porters, pin and loop top. .20-25
Kleinert's extra fine and fancy Hose
Supporters 65c to $3.00
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Alexander Wants Hyde Ousted and
Gets into Controversy With Schiff,
Who Also Favors Making Change.
NEW YORK. Feb. 15. The move
ment to take the control of the Equi
table Life Insurance Society from the
stockholders and place It with the
policy-holders is to be taken up by the
board of directors tomorrow. At that
meeting two petitions will be presented
to the board, each signed by 39 officers
of the society, including the president
and two' of the four vice-presiJents;
one petition asking that the control of
the society be taken from the stock
holders and given td the policy-holjl-ers.
and the other declaring It to ue
the opinion of the signers that the re
election of James Hyde, who Is the
owner of 51 per cent of the stock, as
first vice-president, would be preju
dicial to the welfare of the society.
Supporters of each side of the contro
versy were in conference today with
their adherents. Mr. Hyde said he had
nothing to add to the statement mado
by him on Monday last. Mr. Alexander
made a statement in which he said:
"The present movement is for the pur
pose of preserving through all future
tlmo the strength and prosperity of the
society by putting the power of voting
for directors where it belongs, namely, in
the beneficial owners of the company
the policy-holders., It now rests In $100,000
stock capital, a majority of which Is un
der control of James H. Hyde, the vice
president. It needs no argument to dem
onstrate that such a power In the hands
of one man Is fraught with danger In the
"Eminent counsel have given an opinion
that there is a remedy by action of the
board of directors, who can legally and
constitutionally so amend the charter as
to Invest the policy-holders with the right
to vote."
It was disclosed today that at the meet
ing of the directors on Wednesday last,
when the petition was presented demand
ing in the first place the retirement of
Mr. Hyde, and second the "mutualization"
of the Equitable, there ensued a vigorous
discussion on- the subject. A motion was
made by Jacob H. Schiff for a committee
to Investigate the questions Involved.
Vice-President Tarbell moved to lay this
motion on the table and to substitute a
committee to be nominated by the presi
dent. Mr. Alexander is said to have taken
the floor and to have stated that he
thought Mr. SchiefTs motion was an In
sult to him as president and was an in
timation by Mr. Schiff that Mr. Alexander
would not appoint an impartial commit
tee. He then appealed to the members
of the board present to sustain him. A
spirited dlscission followed and Mr.
Schllt's resolution prevailed.
Mr. Schiff, who is of Kuhn. Loeb & Co.,
and one of the directors of the Equitable
Life Assurance Society, previously had
firmly declined to be drawn Into public
discussion of the question of the control
of that society so long asdt was only In
the hands of the board of directors, but
in view of the statements which have ap
peared in public print, he today author
ized the following:
He (Mr. Schiff) first learned mme 1- days
a&o of the trouble which was brewing wh'n
he was called upon by counsel for Mr. Alex
ander, who advised hint of Mr. Alexander's
determination to oust Mr. liyde from the con.
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trol of the companr through a movement to
transfer th control to the policy-holders. Mr.
Schiff. from the outsft. declared himself un
qualifiedly In favor of participation by the
policy-holder In the control. Inslstlnc. how
ever. It should ar.d most be brought about In
an orderly and just manenr. Further, that
the board of trustees should become directly
responsible to the policy-holders for the man
agement of the company, rather than that the
control should pass to the executive ofricers
through the obtalnment In their own names ot
the proxies of the policy-holders.
The gist of the entire controversy ta this:
Mr. Alexander and his associates desire to
secure control ot the company and elect a
board of trustees of their own making; those
opposed to Mr. Alexander Insist that. If the
policy-holders participate In the control, they
should be enabled to vote untrammeled by the
Interference ot the executive officer, and that
the latter be elected by and be responsible
to the board of trustees.
As to the statement printed In one of the
morning papers that Mr. Schiff, as a director
of the society, had taken part In the purchase
by the latter ot a large amount ot securities
from Kuhn. Loeb & Co.. Mr. SchifT says that,
though on the finance committee, ho la not acd
ha consistently declined to become a member
of thexecutlv. committee, which Is alone em
powered to make the purchases of securities
on behalf of the society; that whatever deal
ings his Arm has had with the .Equitable So
ciety have been most advantageous to the lat
ter. If hl firm has sold high-class ln'ettment
bonds to the Kqultabte. it has sold of the same
bonds many more millions during the tame
period to other insurance companies In which
Mr. Schltt Is not a director.
No offer. Mr. Schiff says, as has been pub
lished, has at any time been made by him to
Mr. Hyde for bis majority stockholding In
the Equitable Society; to the contrary, Mr.
Schiff has insisted throughout that if th stock
holding waa to be dealt with, nothing must bo
done with It except its retirement by the
Equitable Assurance Society itself under au
thority of law.
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