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VOL. XLVI.-XO. 14,329.
PORTLAND, OREGON, SATURDAY, NOVE3IBER 10, 1906.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
Commission Sees Evi
dence of Trust.
LIKE NORTHERN SECURITIES
Stuyvesant Fish Furnishes
AIM TO NEUTRALIZE CANAL
Purchase of Illinois Central May
Prove Means of Depriving AVest
of Benefit of Great Isth
THE H AH REMAN SYSTEM.
Tha Harriman ayfftem has three
main llneji between the MJsgourl River
and the Padflc Coast, which under
nepaxate ownership are natural com
petitors for traffic originating east
of their eastern termini or destined
to points east of those termini.
The main line of the "Union Pacific
extends from Omaha to Ogden, where
it connects with the Central Pacific,
extending from Ogden to San Fran
cisco. The Oregon Short Line extends
from Granger to Pocatello and the
O. K. & X. from Pocatello to Port
land. These two lines combined are
natural competitors of the Union Pa
cific and Central Pacific.
The Kansas Pacific extends from
Kansas City to Denver and Is a
natural competitor of the Union Pa
cific main line.
The Southern Pacific extends from
New Orleans to Loa Angelee, and
thence to San Francisco and north to
Portland, forming a natural compet
ing line with the other lines de
scribed. The acquisition of control of the
Illinois Central by Harrlman gives
him a line from Omaha to Chicago and
thence to New Orleans, thus connect
ing the eastern termini of his sev
eral lines and enabling him to route
traffic from and to Eastern points
by any of them. It practically makes
him supreme in the whole territory
Wft of the Missouri river and south
of the .Columbia river in ' the West
and of Omaha in the East.
WASHINGTON. Nov. 9. (Special.) A
general investigation of what Is known as
the Harrlman system of railroads, under
the authority conferred hy law, is one of
the subjects which have been discussed
for some time by the Interstate Com
merce Commission, and that body, it is)
said, really stands committed to an in
quiry. "We have been informed," a member
of the Commission said tonight, "that
this system in some of its features is not
unlike the Northern Securities Company,
which was .dissolved through the inter
position of the Attorney-General of the
Any steps which may be taken by the
Commission along the lines referred to
will be, it is faid. in accordance with the
general powers of the Commission con
ferred by law, and not because of any
immediate specific complaint of a viola
tion of the statutes.
Fish Furnished Ammunition.
During the Ftsh-Harriman contest for
the control of the Illinois Central Rail
way, it was hinted that data would be
placed in the hands of the Government
whereby it could get the official Jack
screws under the Hajriman system and
discover many Interesting things. The
Commission will begin the task early in
the new year.
This Investigation will be of as ' much
importance, in all probability, as was that
which the Commission made into the
combination of the Northern Pacific and
the Great Northern, which, as the North
ern Securities Company, was dissolved
by order of the Supreme Court under the
anti-trust law. In one way, the action of
Harriman resembles that of J. Plerpont
Morgan and James J. Hill in allying the
Northern Pacific with the Great Northern.
He controls the Union Pacific, the South
ern Pacific and the Oregon Short Line,
which should be competing roads, in the
Judgment of the Commission, and now he
has the Illinois Central and the Baltimore
& Ohio, which makes him a big factor in
determining transcontinental rates. Fol
lowing its investigation of the combina
tion of the Great Northern and the North
ern Pacific, the Commission transmitted
testimony to the Department of Justice
which used it to bring about the dissolu
tion of the Northern Securities Company.
Relations of Parallel Lines.
A similar course will be followed upon
the completion of the impending investi
gation. So far as the Commission has
considered the matter, it has determined
to inquire particularly into the relations
of the Oregon Short Line, the Union
Pacific and Southern Pacific, The Illi
nois Central and the Baltimore & Ohio
will come in only incidentally in ortter to
establish the full extent of Harriman's
operations. Unquestionably, Mr. Fish
will be called upon to state what he
knows and it is expected he will furnish
information which will be of the greatest
value to the Commission in determining
whether there has been any violation of
The reason the Commission will not be
gin the formal investigation before Janu
ary is that it is necessary for it to ob
tain a basis of facts which will enable it
adequately to cross-question Harriman
and other men associated with him.
The Commission is not making war
upon Harriman from any hostile motive,
but is actuated only by a desire to do
Its duty as denned by the Interstate Com
merce laws. Complaints have been re
ceived by the Commission that rates on
freight are higher from the Missouri river
to Denver than from Chicago and East
ern points to Denver and that rates are
higher from San Francisco to Denver
than from San Francisco to the Missouri
Aims to Kill Canal Competition.
It is claimed by the railroads that
water competition is responsible for these
discriminations, but this obviously has
slight foundation, for no real water com.
petition between East and West can
exist until the Panama canal is dug. The
Southern Pacific and the Union Pacific
always have been in the forefront of the
opponents of the canal. Manifestly it is
against their interests to permit the con
trol of the north and south roads to pass
into the hands of capitalists who would
use them in .assisting in canal competi
tion. By acquiring the Illinois Central,
Harriman, it is said, has taken the hrst
step toward preventing such competition
and. with the control of this line and the
Baltimore & Ohio, his system will be in
a position to compete with the canal on
The Harrimari roads cannot be pun
ished under the interstate commerce law.
but they can be prosecuted under the
anti-trust law. Just as was the Northern
Inquire Into Spokane Case.
In January, if time permits, the com
mission will take up the complaint of
the municipality of Spokane against the
Northern Pacific, the Great Northern, the
Chicago, Burlingon & Quincy, the Union
Pacific and the Oregon Short Line rail
roads, involving alleged discrimination in
charging a higher rate for a shorter than
for a longer haul. This complaint was
the first filed with the Commission under
the amended interstate commerce act.
It is regarded as of considerable im
portance, as its disposition will logically
have a bearing on the whole question of
transportation in the West from the
Canadian border to Mexico, and Chicago
and St. Louis to the Pacific Coast. It is
also of importance in connection. with the
proposed investigation of the Harriman
system, whose territory and connecting
lines cover a large portion of the West.
PASSES CAPE UTERUS
WIRELESS MESSAGE FROM
Will Send Daily Bulletins on Voyage
to Panama and Receive News
of Day Briefly.
"WASHINGTON, Nov. 9. Advices re
ceived in Washington today show that
the president, who is aboard the battle
ship Louisiana, headed for the Isthmus
of Panama, is well on his way there.
The transfer from the yacht Mayflow
er, on which the start was made from
Washington, to the Louisiana, took
place last night in Chesapeake Bay.
The ship passed out the Capes to sea
early this morning, and at noon passed
Cape Hatteras. The latest news given
out by Secretary Loeb concerning the
whereabouts of the vessel was con
tained in the following dispatch from
Captain Couden, commanding the Lou
isiana: "At noon the Louisiana passed Cape
Hatteras. Sea smooth. All well."
Mr. Loeb expects but one message a
day from the President, unless circum
stances intervene which require' more
frequent communications. Any matter
which requires the President's special
attention will be communicated to him
by wireless telegraph.
Small bulletins- of the important
news of the day will also be made up
in Washington and sent to the Presi
dent, so that he may be kept accurately
and constantly informed of what is
going on in the United States.
THE DAY'S DEATH RECORD
Professor E. H. Miller, of Columbia
NEW YORK. Nov. 9. E. H. Miller,
professor of chemistry at Columbia
University, died yesterday at his home
in West New York of typhoid fever.
He was 3S years old and a graduate
of Columbia. "
S. J. Kitson, Sculptor.
NEW YORK, Nov. 9. Samuel J. Kit
son, the sculptor, died at 1 o'clock this
morning. Kidney disease was the cause
of death. Mr. Kitson was born In "Eng
land. 58 years ago. He was the principal
sculptor of the interior work in the house
of W. K. Vanderbilt in this city. His
other works include the Sheridan Monu
ment, at Arlington, Va.; north frieze. Sol
diers' and Sailors Monument arch, at
Hartford. Conn., and a portrait of Gov
ernor Greenhale in the Statehouse at Bos
ton. VICKSBURG. Miss.. Nov. 9 Daniel K.
Kitson. who died in New York, was not
the sculptor of the monument in Vicks
burg Nauonal Park, but a brother of
Henry Kitson, sculptor of the monument.
Solomon Hamburger, Chicago.
CHICAGO. Nov. 9. Solomon Hamburger
died unexpectedly yesterday of heart fail
ure, following an operation. Mr. Ham
burger was one of the best known men in
the cigar and tobacco business in the
country. He was born in Bavaria in 1S57.
I. O. Smart.
KANSAS CITY. Nov. 9. D. O. Smart,'
one ot tne wealthiest citizens or this city,
died of apoplexy tonight while partici
pating in a revival service at the Inde
pendence Avenue Christian church.
John Calvin Wellin.
CHICAGO. Nov. 9 John Calvin Wellin,
first vice-president of the Illinois Central
Railroad Company since 1S90. died tonight
at his home here, aged 6 years.
Transport Sheridan Sails.
HONOLULU. Nov. 9. The United
States transport Sheridan sailed for San
CAUSE TO REJOICE
Says Election Shows
MOURNS AT HEARST'S DEFEAT
But Says Democratic Dissen
sion Elected Hughes.
EFFECT ON 1903 CAMPAIGN
Has Visions of Democratic Victory In
Iowa, Kansas, California and Xe
braska Trots Out Third-Term
Bogle Against Roosevelt.
LINCOLN, Neb., Nov. 9.-Commenting
on the results ot Tuesday's election, Wil
liam J. Bryan gets considerable satis
faction in viewing the outcome from a
Democratic standpoint. He regrets the
defeat of W. R. Hearst In New York, but
cannot see wherein President Roosevelt
can find any comfort in the vote of the
Empire State. Mr. Bryan says the Pres
ident's personal attack on Mr. Hearst
was in very bad taste and he insists that
the attack did not favorably impress the
public. Particularly gratifying .to the
Democratic heart, says Mr. Bryan, is the
return of Missouri to the fold. In a
statement issued tonight Mr. Bryan says:
Trend Favors Democracy.
The' election of 1906 Indicates a trend in
favor of the Democratic party. It proves
that the Democratic party Is growing
stronger as Republican policies are de
veloped. In New York the party has won
a signal victory in spite of the tremendous
efforts put forth In behalf of the adminis
tration. The Republicans had all the money
they wanted: they 'had the support of all
the great corporations and at the close they
had whatever Influence the administration
could lend. The fact that the Democrats
elected every state officer excepting the
Governor shows that in the Empire State
tne Republican party has been repudi
Democrats Elected Hughes.
The defeat of Mr. Hearst, the Democratic
and Independence League candidate for
Governor, while a great disappointment to
his friends a.nd to- the party..,.! ,x.plained
by facts which rob Mr. Hughes' victory of
both glory and political significance. Mr.
McCarren, whom Mr. Hearst denounced as a
boss, threw his Influence to Hughes and cut
down Mr. Hearst's vote in Brooklyn. Mayor
McClellan. the legality, of whose election
Mr. Hearst had denied, used his Influence
for Mr. Hughes arid cut down the Hearst
vote in New York. Mr. Jerome, the Prose
cuting Attorney of New York, who has
also been attacked by Mr. Hearst, supported
the Republican ticket, and his Influence
was felt in Greater New York. Mr. Croker,
during the last days of the campaign, made
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an attack upon Mr. Hearst which doubt
less weakened the Democratic candidate
among the Tammanyltes. Mr. Murphy, the
head of Tammany, while supporting the
ticket, could not put much enthusiasm into
the campaign owing to the personal contro
versies which he had had with Mr. Hearst.
It is evident, therefore, that Mr. Hughes
owes his victory not to. Republican votes
but to Democratic votes brought to elm by
the very men whom he and the Republican
leaders have been denouncing for years.
Little Comfort for Roosevelt.
President Roosevelt cannot find very much
cause for rejoicing In the New York re
turns. To have his own state go Demo
cratic cannot be gratifying to him, and to
And that his personal attack upon Mr.'
Hearst had little influence on the result
compared with the Influence exerted by
McCarren, Croker and Murphy will not
gladden his Thanksgiving day. The Presi
dent's personal attack on Mr. Hearst was
In bad taste, to say the least, and that
the attack did not favorably Impress the
public ought to be a warning for the
Mr. Hearst is. of course, disappointed, and
yet, when all the facts are known, he has
much to congratulate himself upon. He
made a tremendous fight against great odds,
while he himself failed of election, his
heroic 'struggle brought victory to the rest
of the ticket. As the rest of the ticket stood
for the same principles for which he con
tended, it is evident that he has been
vindicated on the position taken, and this
must be more gratifying to him than any
personal victory could be. His personal
enemies have contributed to his defeat, but
the triumph of "nls Ideas still leaves him In
a position to continue the fight for the pro
tection of the public against the encroach
ment of predatory wealth.
If the trend toward Democracy continues
as strong for the 'next two years as It has
been for the last two years. New York
can be counted among the Democratic states
in VJOSt and Mr. Hearst is in a position
to do valiant work in securing a National
triumph for progressive Democratic ideas.
Democratic Gains in West.
The Democratic gains in Congress have
not been as great as the party expected,
but they have been sufficient to make it
probable that the Democrats will control
the Congress to be elected In 1908. In nearly
all the Legislatures in the middle states
the Democrats have made decided gains and
these promise much for tne Senatorial con
tests which take place two years hence.
In Iowa. Kansas and California the Demo
crats made a splendid flght for the Guber
natorial ticket. The reduction of Governor
Cummins' majority from more than 70,000
to about 20.000 puts Iowa among the doubt
ful states for two years hence. Kansas and
California can no longer be claimed as cer
tainly Republican. The fight made by Mr.
Harris in the former state and by Mr. Bell
in the latter give more than a reasonable
hope of success two years hence.
The victory in Missouri will bring joy to
every Democratic heart. A wail went up
when Missouri dropped out of the Demo
cratic column two years ago. Her return
is greeted with widespread rejoicing. Okla
homa, the new state, comes In with a rous
ing Democratic majority. The constitution
will be written by the Democrats and sue
will send two Senators to fight in the inter
ests of the wealth-producers. Democracy
welcomes Oklahoma to a seat near the
head of the table
Cause for Joy In Nebraska.
In Nebraska the Democrats hoped, with
the aid of the Populists, to elect their state
ticket and their candidate for United States
Senator. In this they failed, but they have
made substantial gains throughout the state,
as shown by the vote on Congressmen and
the Legislative ticket, as well as by the
state ticket. Taey have gained one Con
gressman and ciir.e wt'.iin let's than 200
votes of gaining unothti. In two other dis
tricts the Republican majorities have been
so much reduced that we can reasonably
count on four Democratic Congressmen two
years from now. In the Legislature the
fusionists will have about four times as
many as they had two years ago.
Hopes Roosevelt Will Not Run.
The . Republicans have had an effective
campaign- cry in "standing by the Presi
dent." While the record showed that the
Democrats In the Senate and the House
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Hearst Men Seek Re
venge on Boss.
EACH CALLS OTHER BOLTER
State Committee Resolves to
BITTER WORDS ARE SPOKEN
McCarren Accused of Using Brooklyn
Machine Against Hea"rst Har
riman's Treatment of Fish
Made Horrible Example.
NEW YORK. Nov. 9. The Democratic
state committee met here today and by
a vote ot 30 to 13 adopted a resolution
providing for an Investigation of the
conduct of the Kings County Democratic
organization, headed by State Senator
Patrick H. McCarren, during the cam
paign just closed.
A delegation of Brooklyn Democrats,
headed by Patrick Hayes, warden of the
Kings County penitentiary, and an ex
leader of one of the Assembly districts
Included in McCarren's senatorial dis
trict, preferred charges against the Sen
ator and the Kings County committee. It
was alleged that McCarren had "knifed"
the head of the ticket and urged his
followers to do the same.
Defends Candidate's Claim.
The state committee also took steps to
defend any action that may be taken
by the Republicans to overthrow the
pluralities which seem to exist in favor
of the Democratic candidates on the state
ticket from Lieutenant Governor down.
Lewis Stuyvesant Chanler, the Demo
cratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor;
William Schuyler Jackson, of Buffalo, the
Democratic candidate for Attorney-General:
Chairman W. J. Conners. who pre
sided; Charles F. Murphy, 'leader of Tam
many Hall; Mr. McCarren and Norman
E. Mack, of Buffalo, Democratic National
committeemen, were among those pres
ent. Max F. Ihmsen, state chairman of
the Independence League, arrived at the
Gilsey House soon after the committee
met and was in conversation with a num
ber of the members, although he did not
attend the session.
McCarren Accused of Bolting.
Mr. Hayes and his associates remained
with the committee for forty minutes and
during that time there were frequent
outbursts of applause. The delegation
asked that Senator McCarren be relieved
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from furher service on the committee. It
was declared by the spokesman that "Mc
Carren's place is with the Republicans."
The petition which was presented de
clared, among other things, that McCar
ren openly advocated the election of the
nominees of the Republican party and
used the election machinery and the
Kings County committee to accomplish
the defeat of the regular Democratic can.
didate for Governor. It was asserted that
the action of McCarren and the Kings
County committee "destroyed the Demo
cratic organization of the county and
made that organization simply an annex
or ally of the Republican organization."
In conclusion the petition asked that not
only McCarren, but all the other members
of the committee from Kings County be
McCarren Says Hearst Bolted.
McCarren declared, in reply, that at a
meeting of the King's County commit
tee he had said something about
Hearst. "And if the opportunity pre
sents itself," he declared, "I shall re
peat them. When a fellow hits you in
the Jaw, I do not believe in turning the
other cheek. I believe in striking back,
straight from the shoulder. If on an
other occasion I could make my state
ments regarding Mr. Hearst any more
emphatic, I should certainly do so. Mr.
Hayes, who is opposing nie, never voted
a Democratic ticket in his life. I have
never voted a Republican ticket. I
deny that I knifed the ticket of the
Buffalo convention. As to Mr. Hearst,
I regard him as the bolter, not myself,
and the King's organization regarded
him as a bolter."
The motion to investigate the King's
County organization was carried. The
investigating committee will be named
This for Mr. Harrlman.
W. Bourke Cockran then offered a
resolution, which was adopted, declar
ing that "each member of this commit
tee be instructed to place himself in
communication with all local represen
tatives of the party organization in his
district, for the purpose of verifying
the results of the late election." The
resolution also said:
While we regret profoundly that our can
didate for Governor has himself fallen a
victim to the rancor of the powerful public
enemies against whose enormities his can
didacy was a revolt, our deepest concern is
for the sinister results entailed on the peo
ple. Of these, the first (originally planned
last Winter, but deferred while there re
mained a possibility of Mr. Hearst's elec
tion and which has followed within 24 hours
of his defeat), is the deposition from the
presidency of a great railway of a man
whose record of brilliant business success is
unstained or unclouded by the slightest
moral reproach, on the ground, cynically
avowed by his executioners, that the course
of rectitude and probity which he has pur
sued constitutes a claim of superiority to
his fellow-directors. This flagrant outrage
on common decency, which, If the Demo
cratic candidate for Governor had been elect
ed, would never have been attempted, while
ominous of the length to which exponents
of rottenness In corporate management now
feel themselves encouraged to venture, must
nerve Democrats to added watchfulness In
protecting such fruits of conscientious vot
ing as have succeeded in withstanding the
blighting and abhorrent influence to which
Mr. Hughes owes his election.
Subsequent -t6rfne meeting jt was
announced that Perry Belmont, as rep
resentative from the Senatorial District
included in Nassau County, had re-
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CONTENTS TODAY'S PAPER
YESTERDAY Maximum temperature. 63
degrees; minimum, 52.
TODAY Rain. Southerly winds.
Marquis of Rlpon denounces Kins Leopold
at Lord Mayor's banquet. Page 5.
Haldane says Britain cannot disarm till
others do. Page 5.
Interstate Commission will Investigate Har
rlman system. Page 1.
Three Pittsburg men indicted for furnishing
defective boilers to warships. Page &
President's flagship passes Cape Hatteras.
Grea Increase In Land Office revenue in 1906
Immense frauds in Utah coal deals due to
official carelessness. Page 4.
Bryan discusses result of elections. Page 1.
Chairman Sherman's predictions verified
New York State committee may expel Mc
Carren for bolting. Page 1.
Result of Kansas election still in doubt
Extensive frauds in Pennsylvania. Page 5.
Archbishop Ireland pp-aks against Socialist
tendencies. Page 2.
Angry speeches in insurance election suit.
Mutual Life barred from Kentucky and asks
Injunction too late. Page 1.
Stone, get-rich-quick man, seen In Cincin
nati and dodges arrest. Page 4.
Steady advance in price of silver predicted.
Oil trust official gives strong evidence at
St. Louis. Pag 4.
Convict preacher confesses new crime and
is returned to prison Page 5.
Farmer kaeps maniao eon chained like dog.
Oregon site at Jamestown Fair chosen.
Five-story hotel In course of construction at
Long Beach, Cal.. collapses, killing nine
workmen. Page 3.
C. W. Robnett will he first defendant In land
fraud trials In Idaho. Page 6.
Cattlemen and sheepmen squabble over Blue
Mountain range. Page 6.
Private Simmons, a deserter. Is fatally shot
while attempting to escape from a Van
couver (Wash.) officer. Page 6.
Few grain bags will be made at the Walla
Walla penitentiary this year. Page 6.
Portland High School and Columbia Uni
versity football teams to meet today.
Multnomah wins one event, Seattle two and
the fourth is a draw. Page 7.
Idaho University loses to Pullman, 10 to 0.
Commercial and Marine.
Grea t strength of dried fruit market.
General complaint of scarcity of freightcars
and labor. Page 14.
Chicago wheat market oversold. Page 15.
Stock market resists depression. Page 15.
British bark Iverna must arrive by next
Saturday or lose her charter. Page 14.
Portland and Vicinity.
How Portland wate-r-consumers paid for ex
pensive Highland pipeline that does them
no good, but increases value of contigu
ous property. Page 10.
Danger of flood in Willamette past. Page 10.
Government will experiment with Irrigation
in Willamette Valley. Page 11. t
Portland labor unions will work for free
water through initiative and referendum.
Car shortage in Oregon reaches acute stage.
North End lodging-heuse keeper convicted
of running disorderly place. Page 5.
F. E. Powers passes worthless check for
$103, is arrested and confesses in less
than an hour. Page 16.
EPITHETS" FLY - IN
Assassins of Reputation
FINANCIAL PIRATES, IS REPLY
Mew York Life Lawyer Scorns
EFFORT TO ROUT THE GANG
Cntermeyer Says Decent Citizens
Unite to Kick Out Present Trus
tees and Exposes Attempt to
Mutilate Armstrong Law.
NEW TORK, Nov. 9 Arguments on
the motion in the action brought by
S. J. Farrelly against the New York Life
Insurance Company for an injunction re
straining the officers and trustees from
spending the company's funds for cam
paign purposes were continued today in
the Supreme Court. W. N. Cromwell,
counsel for the company, said he would
show the ofllcers did not .spend a cent
of company's funds for campaign pur
poses. Mr. Cromwell asserted that the charges
that any of the company's funds had
been expended for campaign purposes
were baseless and simply grew out of
Mr. Untermyer's imagination.
Mr. Cromwell asserted that Farrelly
has no property rights in the action, be
ing simply a creditor.
"Has he not a right to take part in
the election?" broke in Mr. Untermyer.
Protecting Their Reputations.
"I am not questioning the defendant's
rights in that respect, but on the broad
grounds of the law," replied Mr. Crom
well. "I am not interposing any legal
barriers, but I assert that the company
has complied with the law of 1S06 and
has not violated the provisions of any
other law. It is inconceivable that we
are to stand helpless while assassins ot
reputations stab us in the back, and not
protect ourselves from the .issaults of
100 men or a dozen groups of men who
might seek to obtain control of the vast
"Do you maintain that a campaign can
be carried on at the company's expense?"
asked Mr. Untermyer.
"No," replied Mr. Cromwell.
Mr. Cromwell argued that there was
nothing in the documents before the
court indicating that the company had
done a single thing save to comply with
."Its whole attitude." declared Mr.
Cromwell, "has been that of dignity and
reserve and its instructions were those
of helpfulness to the opposition, but it
did say: "We believe In the administra
tion ticket and disbelieve in the opposi
tion ticket.' Out of the 5000 agents of
the company not a single man I know
has had a voice of disapproval of the
Fntermyer's Fierce Retort.
"Anybody who attempts to oppose these
financial pirates," said Mr. Untermyer in
reply, "is subjected to vituperation and
abuse in the interest of men who six
months ago were doing their best to
keep out of prison. Now they are at
tacking honest policy-holders and Gover
nor Pennypacker, of Pennsylvania, and
Governor Roberts, of Connecticut, who
are on the International committee to
protect hundreds of policy-holders in their
states. Another member of the commit
tee Is Judge Parker."
"Is he a ' policy-holder?" asked Mr.
"Yes. and If he was not," replied Mr.
Untermyer, "he is a decent citizen and
would give his time and service to rout
this gang. Nicholas Longworth is also
a member of the committee, and his
name is a guarantee of decency. He Is
not engaged In an attempt to rob the
company., but in the effort to kick out
men who ought to be kicked out."
Tinkering With Armstrong Laws.
Mr. Untermyer referred to the lobby
ing of the company's officers at Albany
and fold for the first time what he said
was the history of the way the Legis
lature w-as forced in one day to reverse
its action on the White amendment. He
said he had telephoned Governor Higgins
and Senator Armstrong that unless the
publicity feature was restored the in
ternational committee would disband and
the Republican party might take the
consequences, and that there was a cau
cus that night and the Legislature re
stored the feature, but in a mutilated,
Mr. Untermyer declared that the com
pany's lobbyists had made voting as diffi
cult as possible; that the Armstrong
legislation was cumbrous and weak, and
that the company was corrupting the
election with the aid of its WOO agents,
who were circulating falsehoods all over
the world, which the committee was
powerless to counteract.
Justice Dowling reserved decision.
SirTCAL LIFE ACTS TOO LATE
Barred From Kentucky Before. It Ap
plies for Injunction.
FRANKFORT. Ky.. Nov. 9. Attorneys
representing the Mutual Life Insurance
Company of New York and President
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