Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, February 17, 1905, Page 4, Image 4

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President Orders Commerce
v r- :Department'to -Act.
Secretary Hitchcock Condemns Osage
Lease to Its Creatures Kansas
May Change Constitution to
- Meet the Emergency.
.. WASHINGTON,- -Feb. 16. President
TtooFevclt has directed James R. Garfield.
Commissioner of Corporations of the Dc
.partment of Commerce and Labor, to be
gin Immediately the oil Investigation re
quested by the House of Representatives
yesterday In a resolution adopted unani
mously. The Investigation, by tho direc
tion of the President, will be rigid and
James n. iiamriu, vommlsi5oner er
Corporation. Who Will rnvegtlgatc
tbe. Standard OIL Company.
comprehensive. The President has dl
reeled a Jitter to Commissioner Garfield.'
intWhlch be has glyen liis directions and
presented In outline his views.
The inquiry will be pressed as rapidly
atf possible. The scope of the investiga
tion and th time It will occupy cannot be
Indicated at this tjme.
Representative Campbell, of Kansas, the
author of the resolution adopted by the.
House, had a conference with President
RoosevHt today. Mr. Campbell's idea Is
that the Investigation should concern par
ticularly the situation inlhe Kansas field,
but he expressed .to the'Prosldent his be
lief that the Inquiry onco begun' would ex
jepd to the operations of the Standard Oil
Company in the Beaumont field of Texas,
and perhaps to otherfle!ds.
Hitchcock Condemns Osage Oil Lease
y Granted by Hoke Smith.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 36. Secretary
Hitchcock today gave ut a statement
arraigning as a. "gigantic monopoly" the
present leasr by the Indian Territorv Il
luminating Oil Company of-.thc right to
prospect for oil and gas throughout the
entire area or the Osage Indian reserva
tion, and explaining the agreement
reached several days ago. as announced
in. the Associated Press dispatches, for
tutting off more than one-half of the
lands operative under this lease during
tbe next ten years.
he statement, sets forth that what Is
known "as the Osage Oil lease, granting
lle exclusive right to prospect, develop
and sublet for oil and' gas throughout
the entire 1.500,000 acres of the Osage In
dian lands, was 'granted for tea years by
the then Secretary of the Interior. Hoke
Smith, on March 16, 1896, to Edwin B. Fos
ter, but that "after a checkered existence"
ihejessee Is known as the Indian Terri
tory Illuminating Oil Company.
"It was." says this statement. Voac of
the most gigantic monopolies ever issued
for .an individual or company by any
Secretary 'or thft Interior. lThe original
Jrasc was nothing short of a public scan
dal." Secretary Bliss investigated the lease
with a view to canceling It. but found he
could not legally do -ad. The statement
says Secretary Hitchcock especially op
posed the extension of the original lease
because tho' company Is obtaining from
tbe-Indians practically -50 per cent of the
royalty accruing io the Indians -who own
the property, while the sub-lessees pro
vide the capital.
An amendment to the Indian appropri
ation bill incorporating the final conclu
sion reached by the various Interests and
the department. Intended to protect both
the Indians antl the sub-lessees, cuts the
lands operative Under the lease to 6S0.O00
Kansas Legislature Needs Enlarged
Powers for War on Trust.
TOPBKA. Kns.. Feb. IG.NrTo succassful
3y ,fight the trusts within its borders, a
constitutional convention may he called
to broaden the powers of the Kansas Leg
islature, the-bills striking at trusts, par
ticularly those dealing with oil, having
met with so inahy objections "on constitu
tional grounds that a sentiment In favor
of a now constitution mating the situa
tion has fining tip. To this end a reso
lution submitting the question of calling
a constitutional convention to a vote of
the- people in U5 has been prepared .and
will, it Is stated, be presented In the
Senate shortly.
Governor Hoch has not yet signed the
bill providing for the erection by the stat
of an oil refinery.
Along with its fight on oil, Kansas alpo
is making war on those who would pipe
gas out of th state. Today in the House
Holdrt-n's bill to regulate the -mode of
procuring and transporting natural gas.
was passed- by a vote of 7S to S2. Unlike
the oil legislation, which sepks to make
a market Tor that product, the gas meas
ure is intended to restrict the sale of gas.
Kansas wants the gas saved for use in
its own Industries, and to guard it a
protective association has-been formed-
Tho Senate has passed 'a gas bill, bur
amended It so as to permit the use or
Kansas Oil ' Refinery and Freight--Rate
Measures Not Safe.
-v TOPEKA, Kan-, Feb. 16. Governor
Hocb declines to say whether or not he
wji sign the- bill passed by the Legisla
ture providing for the erecrion by the
state of an oil refinery. The Governor
and his friends hoped, 1( is said, -to defeat
the measure, but This fadt that tho House
passed It by such an overwhelming ma
jority will, It s believed, deter .him from
vetoing It..-
The twd bills passed by the House yes
frday affect not only the oil trust, so-
A' v " ' -H
y - . .
.called,., but other .combines. The freight
rate bill passed makes the railroads U
common carrier, and in this way the 'oil
trusts as well as other trusts are to bo
fought. The antl-dlscrlmlnatlon bill,
which has "been set for consideration to
morrow, is said to have enough votes
to Insure Its passage, This measure was
drawn up with the intention of preventing
any trust from entering Kansas and un
derselling the state.
Speaker Stubbs. in explaining his vote
against tho refinery bllir i3 believed to
have expressed the sentiment of the ad
ministration on that measure when . he
"The Legislature of ICansashas over
turned the traditions of history. It is an
alarming situation. This is only the be
ginning, and nobody dare say where this
irenzy win lead us. It may go too far. men supporting this bill have not
looked rar cnouch ahead.
'Our fight here has-been compared with
me ugnt ot Japan against Russia. One
is a small country and the Other large,
and tho courage of Japan has been
lauded, but do you know that Japan spent
10 years preparing for this war? We have
deliberated two weeks, and now decide
that we arc able to conevwlth the Stann
ard Oil Trust We all want to defeat the
trust. It is simply a question of the best
"If this refinery is managed right it
may mane money for the state, but if
it is managed ukc most of the state In
stitutlons. It will bo a failure."
X3overnor Hoch stated this afternoon
that ho could not say when the state
refinery bill would reach him, and he
preferred not to state what action Tie
wouJd tako in the matter until that
time arrives.
Rockefeller and Rogers Adhere to Pol
, icy of Silence.
NEW YORK. Feb. 36. John D. Rocke
feller, head of the Standard Oil Company,
who Is now in Lakewood, N. J., has been
Informed of the action taken by the House
of Representatives requesting the Sec
retary of Commerce and Labor to Investi
gate the crude oil and petroleum situation,
with special reference to recont develop
ments in the Kansas field. Mr. Rocke
feller received the news with .consider
able interest, but declined to make any
Officials of the company In this city
also were disinclined to discuss the mat
ter. H. H. Rogers said:
in view of the limited information,
which has reached me and the fact that
tne standard Oil Company Ib already the
subject of inquiry.' l can say nothing re
garding the matter. I am unacquainted
with the nature of the investigation which
has been set on foot, la any event, I
cannot see the propriety of a statement
at this time."
Senate Questions If Swayne's Evi
dence Can BeUsed Against Him.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 36. Aside .from
two-'houcs spent in routine business,
the Senate today gave its entire at
tontion to the Swaync impeachment
trial. Two hours and a half of the
time given to that case was spent be--hlnd
closed doors, considering the ad
missibility of a statement made by
Judge Swayne .before a committee of
the House of Representatives. The
point was argued at length by a num
ber of lawyers of the. Senate. It in
volved constructjon of the statute of
1SC2, which provides that a statement
made by a witness called before a
Congressional committee cannot be
used against him in a criminal pro
ceeding In a court.
Senators favoring the admissibility
of the., statement contended that the
Impeachment proceedings are not crim
inal Jn character and that the Senate,
sitting In the trial of Judge Swaync,
Is not a court In the sense in -which
that word is used in the statute. Bailey
presented this view at length. Spooner,
who agreed -with him as to the admis
sibility of the statement, took Issue
with him on the points mentioned, but
based his plea on the fact tht Judge
Swayne had appeared voluntarily be
fore the House committee, arguing that
in doing so he removed h.lmself from
the protection of the low.
On .the other hand,- Foraker and 31c
Cuxnber contended that the statute is
so broad in scope as to apply to all
witnesses. They said its principal pur
pose was to protect witnesses against
the sense of fear in giving testimony
before- Congressional committees.
Bacon, who hud previously voted
against the admissibility of the Swayne
Statement, today" spoke In support of
its acceptance, saying tliat an exam
ination of the statutes had convinced
him of his error on the previous oc
casion. Clark fArk.) was speaking when the
Senate took a rocees until 11 o'clock
tomorrow with tho intention of pro
ceeding with the case immediately on
In open session two witnesses were
examined. Manager De Armond stated
that with tho exception of Belden, tho
prosecution would call no other wit
nesses. Belden had not arrived, he
said, and he asked that the respondent
proceed with "his testimony, permitting
Belden to be heard when ho reached
the city. Mr. Thurston replied that
there would be no objection to this
course. Before the defense could Indi
cate its intention t proceed Imme
diately, Bailey moved that the Senate
go Into executive session to decide
whether to admit statements made by
Judge Swayne before inc House Inves
tigating committee, which was done.
Failing Passage of Townsend Bill, Ex
tra Session Will Be Called.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 16. Representa
tive Townsend. of Michigan, one of the
authors of the Eseh-Townsend freight
rate bill, had a talk with tho President
today regarding the prospects for the en
actment of the measure into law. Town
sand: who has canvassed th situation
j pretty thoroughly, expressed the opinion
wiH were tvhis a ciwnce lor iuo passage
of the bill by the Senate at the present
After Ills talk with the President. Mr.
Townsend said that In the event no legis
lation on the rate question was enacted
at this session, an oxtra session of Con
gress would be called by the President.
Elkins Playing the Watchdog.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 16. The Dis
trict of Columbia appropriation was
considered by the Senate todayf Elkins
Opposing the amendment suggested by
the Senate committee increasing to the
extent of $500,000 the appropriation for
a municipal building. He said he
wanted to see a splendid Capitol built
up. but he. did not believe all the
buildings necessary.
Statehood WIIJ Go-to Conference.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 16. The House
committee on rules tomorrow will pre
sent to the House a rule sending the
statehood bill to conference. The can
vass of Republican members has re
sulted In obtaining the signatures of
30 of the Zu members who voted
against the resolution in the recent
Republican conference.
"Election Conspirators Guilty..
DENVER. Colo., Feb. 16 On the sec
ond trial of Peter and William Miller, j
Bitcuvii uuiuiuix. ana aiicneei JDowd.
Constable., charged with conspiracy to
substitute fraudulent ballots for bal
lots legally, cast, the Jury today
brought In. a verdict of guilty. Sen
tence 'will be Imposed later.
Huge Armies Face One. An
other in Manchuria.
Russian and Japanese Lines Extend
Over 100 Miles, and Will Fight
Before Thaw Comes Big
Guns Bombard Hill.
CHICAGO, Feb. 16. (9pecIaL)-Thc Chi
cago Daily News prints the following
caoiegram from a staff correspondent.
Mukden. Feb. 36. Kuropatkln and
Oyama, with two immense armies have
been confronting each other along the
Shakhe River for many months. The sit
uation Is unequaled In history. Tho
armies occupy an unbroken front of more
than 100 miles, stretching from the Llao
River on the west to the Taitse River in
the mountains on the cast. On both sides
the forces are sot down in siege Intrench
ments, saps and parallel lines running
In many directions, bringing the hostile
forces at some points within 200 yards of
each other.
There has "been only occasional flrlnz
since the repulse of the Russian right
wing. The Japanese are confident that
their lines cannot be .pierced and the
Russians believe their position is etronger
than that of the Japanese. Each side Is
praying the other to come on.
The weather is fine now. The tempera
ture is above zero at noon and by the end
of three weeks it Is expected that the
roads, will thaw out and -become avenues
of bottomless mud. If either side con
templates a forward movement It will
probably begin It before the thaw comes.
Oyama has begun to bombard the Rus
sian lines with siege guns, probably
brought from Port Arthur. Within the
last two days these guns have been -dropping
220-pound projectiles on Putiloff Hill,
famous in the battle of the Shakhe River
as Lone Tree Hill. This eminenco Is re
garded as tho key to the Russian position.
It is five miles south of Kwanshan. A
determined attack on this point, of which
the present bombardment may bs the
prelude, would bring on a general en
gagement. There has been frequent
hard fighting at linsbinpu. two miles
west of the railroad, where the saps and
parallels have brought the advanced
lines close together. A break may come
at any time, or the present situation may
continue for weeks.
The Japanese are using their present
opportunity of close contact with the
Russians to send over quantities of publi
cations containing sensational stories of
rioting in Russia and also poetical de
scriptions of the delightful life Russian
prisoners aro having in Japan. Russian
sentries are now ordered to fire on all
Japanese parties which attempt, under
flag of truce, to distribute this literature.
Japanese Shells Burn Village Rus
sian Attack Repulsed.
TOKIO, Feb. 36. The following dispatch
was received today from the headquar
ters of the Japanese armies in Man
In the direction of the Shakhe River
our artillery February 14 bombarded Chlen
Sunmapaotzu and set fire to that vil
The enemy's artillery in the neighbor-.
hood of Sanchcngtzu Mountain replledi-
During the night of February 11. a sec
tion of the enemy's infantry attacked
Waltao Mountain and at dawn, February
a battalion attacked Waitao Mountain,
but the Russians were entirely repulsed.
In the direction of Chltailzu on tbe
morning of February 15, 500 of the
enemy's cavalry advanced nto Santaitz
xrom Chentzaimcn. three miles northwest
of Chltaitzu. Another force of cavalry
advanced along the right bank south of
the Hun River February 14. and passed
the night in the neighborhood of Chen
chlawatsu, placing outposts In the vicin
ity of Kavehangtsu. Before the arrival
of our detachment despatched to dislodge
the enemy, his force 4egan to retreat
north. Our detachment quickly pursuing
him towards Heyukou. inflicted some
damage. Tho enemy's artillery taking up
a position in the neighborhood of Wan
chiawopeng covered his retreat. The
enemy's, strength was about ten squad
ron." of cavalry and artillery.
Japanese Brutally lll-Treat Brother
of Sviatopolk-Mirsky.
Mountain. Manchuria. Feb. 16. Officers of
General Mistchcnko's division have re
ceived news that Prince Sviatopolk-Mirsky.
a relative of the cx-MInister of the
Interior, who has long been missing, was
captured by the Japanese in May Jast
while trying to penetrate to the rear of
the Japanese army. He was stripped
naked, led through the streets of Feng
Viang Cheng, was Insulted and then was
confined In a dungeou for several days
without food. Other reports of the mis
treatment of prisoners are current
The Russian guards at the Injured bridge
between Mukden and Harbin had ample
warning of h approach of the Japan
ese raiders. Chinese even giving their
exact numbers, but the guards disregarded
tho warnlnzs as "willful stories." The
reports of the annihilation of the raiders
ar Incorrect. Two Japanese were killed
and two more were made prisoners.
Japanese Attack Poutiloff Hill With
Port Arthur Artillery.
MUKDEN, Feb. 15. The Japan- I
cse flred Tuesday and ar flrirtg
today on Poutiloff HM1 with eight-Inch f
gun?, carrying 2o0-pound projectiles, in-
dlcatlng that they ve--i;l,ge guni used
at Port Arthur, and the first to be mount-
ed In position before the Russian lines j
below Mukdrn. A new situation therefore
confronts the Russian center, and the
general situation appears to have been J
rendered more uncertain and completed
by the battle of Sandepas. and the arrival,
of open weather Indicating an early I
Spring. 4ft somr. parts of the lines there
is unusual familiarity. Russian and Jap-
anese officers, parties, entertain each
?i P hC JaPancsr checr
tno Russian band. '
Japanese Observe Activity, but Fear
Nothing From It.
Feb. 15. via Fusan (Delayed in transmis
sion). A group of Russian cavalrv ha"
apparently again begun activity on thel
Japanese left. Details regarding the
strength and movements of tho cavalry
have not yet.ben obtained, yet the utter
failure of the Inst raid Induces the belief
that little is to be feared from the present
On the front of the line It has been ab-v
solutely quiet for several days. The
weather Is rapidly moderating and the
snow Is practically gone.
Chinese Resist Rpsslan Raiders.
ST. PETERSBURG, Feb. 16. A tele
gram from Saehetun reports that a fatal
affray has occurred between Russians and
Chinese at a village 10 "miles -northwest
of Saehetun. where a party of Russians
went on a .foraging expedition. The vil
lagers seized the Chinese Interpreter with
the Russians and a fight ensued, during
which a Chinaman was killed. The vil
lagers killed the interpreter and lied.
Japanese Ship Out Invalid Russians.
CHEFOO. Feb; 16. A steamer with 117
noncombatants arrived here today from
Port Arthur. Very few. noncombatants
remain at the place.
Convalescent soldiers totaling 2500 will
begin arriving at Chcfoo February 50.
The local Russians are Indignant, claim
Ing that they are unable to care for the
healthy, let alone invalids. The Japan
cse say they lack means of transportation
to take the invalids to Shanghai.
Japanese Have School for Spies.
MUKPEN. Feb. 16. Seventeen Chi
nese have been arrested here, charged
with being Japanese spies Docu
ments were found In their possession
showing- they were trained in a school
established by the Japanese to qualify
them as spies. They will be tried by
Engaged Japanese and Retired.
TSrNKETCHEN. Manchuria, Feb. 16.
A volunteer company, went out the night
of February 15, along the valley of the
Taitse Kiver. in an attempt to penetrate
the Japanese lines. The volunteers en
gaged a body of Japansc and retired sue
Stakelberg and His Colonels Wounded
LONDON, Feb. 17. The Dally Tole-
grapns anangnai correspondent re
ports that General Stakelberg and
three Russian infantry Colonels were
wounded in the fighting on the Hun
Close Blockade of Vladivostok.
NEW YORK. Feb. 36. Report have
been "received, cables the St. Petersburg
correspondent of the Herald, that Vlad
ivostok Is being closely blockaded by Ad
miral Urrs fleet.
Grippenberg Arrives at Capital.
ST. PETERSBURG. Feb. 16. General
Grippenberg. recently Commander of the
Second army in Manchuria, arrived here
at midnight.
HouseCuts Out Senate Provision Re
garding Wheat Drawback.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 16. Before tak
ing up the Naval bill, which occupied
the greater part of its time, the House
today entered an- emphatic protest
against the action of the Senate In
amending the agricultural appropria
tion bill so as to eliminate the draw
back feature of the Dlngley tariff act
affecting wheat. Both Payne (Rep., N.
Y.), the majority leader, and Williams
(Dcm., Miss.), the minority leader.
urged that the bill be sent back to the
Rising to a question of privilege.
Payne (Rep.. N. Y.) offered a resolution-
regarding the action of the Senate in
adopting an amendment Interpreting
tnc Dingley act with reference to tho
drawback on.wheat. The resolution was
as follows:
Resolved. That the amendment No. 206.
added by the Senate, to the House bill 18,323.
In tie opinion of the House, contravenes tho
first clause of . the evenih ectlon of the nret
article of the Constitution of the United State
and Is an Infringement of the privilege of
tbe House, and that the said bill, with the
amendment, be respectfully returned to the
Senate with a message communicating- this
The reading of the resolution was
greeted with applause. In explaining
the Senate's action, Payne said the
amendment abolished the drawback
clause In tho Dlngley bill on wheat
imported into the United States, and
afterwards manufactured into flour
and exported. He said he did not In
tend to discuss the merits of tne
amendment, whether it was wise or
unwise. He was loudly applauded by
both Republicans and Democrats when
he asserted that the main question was
"whether that clause in the Constitu
tion which declares that all bills for
raising revenue shall orlginatoln the
House shall be cherished by this House
as one of its privileges."
The question, he said, also was
"wuether we will resent any infringe
ment from any source of that clause of
the Constitution."
Payne called attention to the fact
that the House uniformly, had insist
ed on its rights as guaranteed by the
Constitution, and read a" number of
precedents In proof of his assertion.
He said the right to originate revenue
legislation was a sacred one of the
Williams (Dem., Miss.), the mlnority
lcader, alluded to the action of the
Senate. "In engaging in a strenuous ef
fort to prevent a real'or supposed at
tack by the Executive, a usurpation In
the opinion of the Senate upon its own
function and dignity," and said it -was
peculiarly inappropriate time for the
Senate to attempt "to make a plain.
palpable, obvious and aggressive at
tack upon the dignity of the House."
Except in connection with legislation
affecting the revenue, William said
the Hpuse stood today as a body com
posed of a great many House commit
tees and that all it did was to prepare
icgieliition In some shape or other and j
send, It over to the Senate, as was done j
with the rate bill, "to be put Into the i
ehnpc that even a majority of the !
House dtslred." Williams charged tho
Republicans -with being afraid to touch
the-Dlngley law.
Th resolution was adopted on an aye
and no vote. 261 to 5.
When the Item of the Naval bill ap
propriating $150,000 for the purchase i
and manufacture of reserve gune for '
ships was reached, a lively discussion
ensued on the subject of Governmental j
manufacture of guns, an amendment :
by Hill (Conn.) to eliminate the au- J
thorization that the Government man- '
ufactur the guns being responsible for ,
tne controversy, in supporting tne.t
amendment, Sibley (Rep. Pa.) Jeclarcd
tna; Government manufacture ot guns I
tended In the direction of socialism.
The amendment was defeated. !
An unsuccessful attempt was matfe !
by Fitzgerald (N. Y.) to strike out the j
appropriation of 5300.000 for coaling '
stations. Baker cN. Y.) declared that
the proposition for coaling stations had i
its Inception in "going out and look-
jnK- fCr trouble '
on a point qf order the provision for i
a surVey and estimate of cost for a!
clmnnel Into Welles Harbor, Midway
Islands, was stricken out.
T, , . . - . ,,
iou or the paragrapn providing for
the purchase of torpedoes that tho
Navy bad on hand at this time only a
sufficient number of torpedoes to per
mit of opo shot to each torpedo-boaL -
Tho Naval bill was . lohl aside and
several minor 'bills were passed.
Thc conference report on the omni
bus claims bill was .adopted.
The bill to ratify .and amend an
agreement with the Indians " of the
Shoshone or Wind River reservation,
in Wyoming, was passed after elimi
nating the provision granting a prefer
ential privilege to Asmus Paysen to se
lect 610 acres of mineral and coal land
within that reservation.
Munroe & Munrce Not Bankrupt, j
NEW YORK. Feb. 16. Judge Holt,
in the United States District Court, to- 1
day dismissed the Involuntary petition
In bankruptcy filed against the broker
age firm of 'Munroe & Munroe- It Is
understood, that they will resume busi
ness, tomorrow.
Copyright 1904 by
Hart Schaffner fcf Marx
Compromise Reached Between Hyde
and Alexander, but Hyde Retains
Control Vote for Directors.
NEW YORK, Feb. 16. James W. Alex
ander and James H. Hyde were re-elected
president and first vice-president respec
tively of the .Equitable Life Assurance
Society at the Wljourncd meeting of the
directors today. All the other officers
whose terms had expired were re-elected.
A resolution was adopted recommending
that policy-holders be given the right to
vote for directors, and a committee, which
includes Messrs. Alexander and Hyde,
was appointed to carrj' out this step,
which ia practically the policy of mutual
ization advocated by Mr. Alexander.
The results outlined were reached after
a protracted session, which was marked1
at times by considerable feejlng. Friends
of Mr. Hyde were disposed to view the
.outcomp as a victory for their side, but
in other quarters It was regarded as a
general compromise In which the con
tending factions met half way. That Mr.
Hyde had a majority of the directors with
him. however, was never in doubt. His
election' to the chairmanship of tho ex
ecutive and financial committees, was re
garded as significant in this, connection
Mr. Alexander and his supporters had
proposed a plan to change ffi& associa
tion from a stock to a mutual company.
Their proposition, if- agreed to. Mr.
UHyde'a friends declared, would practlcally
euminate Mr. Hyde from the manage
ment of the company, even though his
majority holdings of the stock were re
tained. It was said that the reormmiza-
tlon contemplated the retirement of Mr.
Hyde as vice-president.' Both Mr. Hydo
and Mr. Alexander had given out state
ments prior to today's meeting, defining
their respective positions, and it was ap
parent from these that the positions of
the opposing interests were widely sep
arated. Mr. Hyde had declared that while
he favored the mutual plan to a certain
extent, he had no Intention whatever of
giving up his control of the company.
Mr. Alexander's statement declared that
Mr. Hyde's retirement was a matter of
first importance to all of those interested
In the association.
It Is said that at a meeting ot directors
a week ago, Mr. Hyde offered to place
510 shares which he controls In the hands
of the directorate for five j-eara. sThese
shares, whose par valuers but $51,000, are
Stomach Diseases
xunt :
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A Harmless Powerful Cerrakate
Endorsed by Leading Physicians.
Send twenty-five cents to pay postage
on Frtt Trial Bottle. Sold by leading
druggists. "
not ceriums without my signature:
VYhtti tan Full Booiarr cm funomLTnuTMtNT
or DttLuc.
There is no particular time
nor meal for Ghirardelli's
Ground Chocolate. Some"
people take "a cup before
going to bed and the first
thing in the morning. It
goes dehciously with a light
luncheon and refreshes the
afternoon caller. It is always
good and good for all.
Made instantly with boiling milk.
Our Special ThisWeek Consists of a Line" of New
Spring Covert Topcoats
$ 1 5.00
. These, garments are in the latest style,
broad shoulder, deep lapel and very nobby.
held' by -5fr. Hyde, his -mother and his
sister, Mrs. Sydney Dillon Ripley- This
.offer was refused.
Mr. Hyde has suggested a plan looking
to the mutuallzatlon o the society. This
plan provides for the appointment of a
representative committee, its composition
to be such thVt no charges of one-man
rule can be made against it. The- Hyde
party also prefers, through its counsel,
to mutuallze the company and then have
the board ot directors directly responsible
to the policy-holders for the active man
agement. This plan was also rejected,
the opposite side also claiming that. a3
the majority of the directors were ap
pointed by the Hyde Interests, the ob
vious result would be to strengthen Mr.
Today's solution of the society's trou
bles was largely due. it is understood,
to the conciliatory method employed by
Senator Depew and Jacob H. Schiff. Con
trary to report, Mr. Schiff had not ar
rayed himself, on either side and was
among those who favored mutualization.
Governor Carter Advises Legislature
to Establish County Government..
HONOLULU, Feb. 16. The Terri
torial Legislature convened today and
effected organization. D. P. R. Isen-
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contest for tho Speaker of the House
between H. W. Knudsen, of Kauai, and
C. A. Long, of Oahu. Knudsen was
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Governor Carter's message were the
establishment of a system of local self
government approximating the county
system: radical changes in the liquor
laws, and" an increase of educational
appropriations. Governor Carter said
the large number of Asiatic children
should be provided for.
A number of members in both houses
have county government bills which
they will introduce-.
May Care for Old Soldiers and Wives.
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that the matter of the separation of
couples had been referred to the War
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