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THE MORNING . OREGOXIAX, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8. 1900. -
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Gossip Says Jurist Will Quit
Bench to Become Mayor of
Greater New York.
HE HAS GONE ON WARPATH
Friend Declare Ills Anxletj to
TTpset Tammany's Rule Will
Lead Him to Take Vp Leader
ship of Reform Movement.
ltentiary. McKane defiantly tried his
usual tactics and Gaynor, who had care
fully collected his evidence, made rood
his threat. The boas and several of his
lieutenants went to Sins Sing. It was
in this campaign that McKane made his
hlBtorlc remark: "Injunctions of theiSu
preme Court don't go here (Coney
During his service on the bench Gay
nor has attracted attenUon by a number
of his decisions. The action of the po
lice In breaking into suspected poolrooms
without warrants has been vigorously de
nounced, and the old English rule that
"every man's house Is his castle" has
been upheld. From his attitude in
many cases Gaynor has gained the name
of "the poor man's Judge" and is a
mighty popular individual. In Novem
ber. 1907. he was re-elected for a new
term of 14 years, being on the Repub
lican. Democratio and Independence
League tickets, a trrple honor that has
never been paid to any other candidate.
it n?wn ahmiiri be nominated and
elected Mayor, he would -certainly give
the city an interesting administration.
He Is a good Judge of men and would
undoubtedly be nonpartisan in the best
sense of the word.
Many Republicans fear that Gaynor's
triumph and the work he would accom-
Budget for Coming Year Calls
for Increase of Nearly
NAVAL WORK MOST COSTLY
BT I.I-OYD F. tOTCERGAX.
NEW YORK. Feb. 7. (Special.) For
ntl-Tammany nominee for Mayor of
Greater New Tork. William J. Gaynor.
That is the way things are beginning to
shape themselves here. And recent de
' velopments Indicate that the learned Jus
' tlce of the Appellate Division of the Su
i preme Court Is the man who will be asked
I to lead the attack on the present ruiers of
' the city.
Judge Gaynor is easily the biggest Dem
. ocrat in New Tork State today. He has
been asked on numerous occasions to run
for Governor. Bryan wanted him for his
i running mate last Fall, but every time
; the Jurist ha declined to allow his name
' to be considered.
But Gaynor is on the warpath now. and
his friends declare he will willingly re
sign his place on the bench to take up
the tack of reforming the city govern
ment Gaynor on Mayoralty Qualifications
In a speech at New Rochelle the other
day. Judge Gaynor outlined tne requisites
a Vnviir who would prop
erly rule a municipality the size of New
York City. Briefly they are as ioira.
"No man has the right to aspire to the
government of a great city who Is not
educated and prepared for It by study and
experience. You could call In a shoe
maker with hte kit of tools to cut your leg
off. Ho would cut It off. to be sure, but
what a Job he would make of it!
"The government of a city is a highly
on nnlltliml machine, not
to be run like a factory or a drygoods
business. Often an honest man. while
Mayor. Is the mere tool of a dishonest
"Every little official is filled with the
false notion that the more unequal, un
just or obno-xlous a law is. the more zeal
ously and strictly It should be dug up
and enforced. The contrary and true prop
osition i6 that no law can be enforced
gainst the will of the community, and
the history of all people shows that they
shed obnoxious laws as a snake sheds Its
r Law's Delays Scandalons.
Judge Gaynor points out that the law's
delays are scandalous, that through the
cumbersome process of condemnation the
city pave from three to five times what
private ' citizens pay for real estate, and
that the bankruptcy of the city's traction
lines is due in large pert to the neglect
and Inefficiency of the men who rule New
"The government of New York is In
form a despotism," he says. "Now a
despotism is the very best government
if you can only jret the right kind of des
pota man of ability, wisdom and integ
rity and skilled In the science of govern
ment. But how often does that happen?
Do you think the government of the City
of New York was ever so vulgar, base and
corrupt as for a psrt of the time under
the present charter?
"My own Idea is that the Mayor's duty
does not end when he appoints the heads
of departments. I believe that he ought
to go about from one department to an
other, spend a week In one with its head,
if necessary, and then In another, see
that they are ruled properly and honestly,
that everv one there Is at work, and that
no one Is' there simply to draw a salary
and do nothing or next to nothing.
Action Is Demanded.
"We do not elect a Mayor merely for
him to sit down and look emu and Im
portant as though thinking to himself all
the time. 'What a big man am I.' when
a- . m.vU h Is onlv a Dltlful. con
ceited little fellow, with no more phlloso
nhr thon maeter of ceremonies. All of
this Is true to the lives of some Mayors
JIHI l .1 11 ii II n in " ' -
"And neither National or state politics
should have any Influence on voters at a
This is the platform of William J. Gay
nor. and to the average citizen It sounds
comprehensive, sane and satisfactory.
rr-v.- vin nnt discuss the matter.
'but his friends declare that his name
will be presented for the Mayoralty nom
ination and that he will win hands down.
rent member of the Brooklyn Democratio
Has City's Good at Heart.
"There isn't a bit of self in Gaynor's
attitude. He is Jealous of the fame of
v.i. ninr nri hpHaves that another Tarn-
Tnnnv administration would ruin New
vnrii Th tax rate Is eolne up all the
when the various tunnels to Jersey are
completed, there will proDamy oe an exo-
Jt..m nlhar M nf the Hudson.
"Heretofore reform movements in New
"Tork have been killed by the narrow
-- hv the reform ' Mavors
0... was an llnnnt TYIATl RO WSS TiO W.
But they tried to give New York a Puri
tan Sunday, and the revolt that ensued
tham ftff the nolitical map.
"Gaynor believes In a liberal reading
of the law. New York is a cosmopolitan
oitv ,nH thA Twnnle demand a moderate
1 nr iirlnli. and r rational amount
of amusement on Sunday. You cannot
.w. (im bo iiwir Avrpnt for a week or
so at a time. The rational method is to
reeulate the traffic and try to satisfy
"Nobody can question Gaynor's ability
to fill the office of Mayor. Not only Is
he honest, but he is :ntelllgently honest
! . union candidate against a Tam-
n.inDn Vi a TvnuM iwMn Brooklyn
lllXtHJ iiuiuuiii, '
by an unheard-of plurality and. I believe.
carry every borough. ,
"Rvnor is a reformer, who Is also
liberal, the first I ever heard of. He
would lose very few Republican votes
and would split the Democracy rignt up
Ti'iitiam .T Giivnor first came Into
prominence in 1892. when the Brooklyn
Democratic administration piamieu u
..i.r .nnrtlv nroiect which would have
vost the taxpayers several millions of
dollars. Gaynor exposed the "nigger
r.A wrvniir." took the matter to
in in" i -
.... a. k; nam KnansA ana won a vie
torv for the taxpayers. The following
year 1SS3. he accepted the Republican
nomination for Justice of the Supreme
Court the district oeing rrgarucu
safely Democratic by 30.000.
Sent Boss to Prison.
John Y. McKane. boss of Coney Island,
.-u that ha would be swamped
lOtU V'OJ in-i
at the seashore precincts. Gaynor re
plied that if the usual crooked work was
William J. Gayaor, Who
Quit Bench to Become
Anti-Tammany Candidate For
Mayor of New York.
nllsh later would make him a promt
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Premier Fears Objections in House
of Lords, and Is Preparing His
Programme on Conser
Trt-vT-iri-v tt-k T Since the return to
town of the members of the government
there nave Deen irequenu iiieeiiji ui
the Cabinet to arrange the programme
f . 1, nnmtnir AKlnn ft T 'fl T 1 1 H til O II t .
The Liberals in the past have loaded the j
King s speecn witn propoaeu mcaauica,
man- rxf whfh hnvA Alther been drODDed
or killed in the House of Lords, and this
experience, it is unaersiuuu. im
pelled Prime Minister Asqulth to. start
th a vear with a numerically smaii pro
gramme. Its importance, however, is
expected to exceed that 01 any session in
The outstanding feature will ne tne
"If there are no radical changes In the
hi.ilirDt nclr tha nritirfl nf the iTOVern-
ment "how do you. propose to meet the
increased charges witn a greaiiy reuueeu
..An.,A?" Thi ia thA difficult nuestlon
the country Is waiting for the Chancellor
of the Exchequer to answer. The gov
ernment will have to And nearly J100,
000.000 more than ordinarily for the com-
ing fiscal year. The old-aee pension
scheme has already cost more man was
Xavy Costs Big Sum.
To provide Great Britain with a navy
m .. i, nnrtt VlAttAI- thtl thnHA OI ttld
United States and Germany, experts say
tne DUUget mUSt prOVlUO lUr txi. icani ii.-;
h.ttt.ohina smA hold that America
should be excluded from the estimates as
nent figure in National politic.-. For j,eing a most improbable enemy.
..i .v. h.ltai-a hA Rhould be
His rcasuu, uj " .
.it,ni. .at fiprrK- an nuressed.
uiir r n a irnnHrH i uiiiiiiwii io
first thing to do Is to defeat Tammany
In the most decisive manner possible,
and that the Presidential campaign of
1912 can take care of itself.
will mm mi dim?
CHAMBERWW MT7ST CHOOSE
Cannot Be Governor and Senator at
Same Time After He Arrives
OREGON! AN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington, Feb. 7. When Governor ana
sntnr.lMt George E. Chamberlain, of
Oregon, arrives in the National capital
nn TUarrh 4 he will be called upon to
Ho. lrlo an unimportant but Interesting
point that affects his state to a greater
or less degree. it Lnamoern'", .
other newly-elected senators, lanes "
oath of office at noon on March 4, he
cannot ride in the Inaugural parade as
rMm-wnnr ii f OrAfirnn.
On the other hand, if he decides to
ride in the parade, along with the Gov-
A .th.. sttatpR he will be
obliged to postpone tamng tne oain n
c.stn. until annie time after March 4.
m,.mk..ifiln cannot be Governor and
Senator at the same time. Having Deen
AiAotAd. however, he will draw pay
ao SMiatnr from March 4, and he can
take the oath at any suosequeni uj
ti i. . . i .i i? tini wna elected to the ben-
ate from New York while filling the
office of Governor, and tnougn "is
dentials were filed in the Senate, he
tt tihflnr nerforming the
I trill iw ii it ii - ... . -
duties of Governor for some time after
his Senatorial term openea.
Senator La Follette, of Wisconsin, did
the same thing. He remained at Madi
son, performing the duties of Governor
of Wisconsin for two or three months
after he should have appearea in v.
. 9 .ali-an T 11 A 1 ! 11 H III! 1111 11 (1. 1 1 1
III K LUU till II 1"" '
So it will be with Chamberlain. He
"I.. in nrAirnn and actvfis Gov-
ernor, or he can come 10 ..iiiiib
and parade as Governor, ana ui
ate will never question his acts, unless.
r- on March 4. But he
must deride between the parade and
. i via tnirn- he cannot do
v.v, r. inftiiiriiration day; that Is, he
can i ui uvu "
new precedent. .
FINES ARE LEFT TD COURT
ATTOTiXEY - GEXERAL OK nS-
SOCKI FILES STATEMENT.
T3 V TT TT . 7
an &. King
Agents for Royal
Agents of Famous
Libbey Cut Glass
Buy early and get the best se
lection. An immense variety to
Comic Valentines, from 1 to
Caxd Valentines 1S two for
5S 4S 5S 10, 15 and
25 each. .
Fancy Styles, in hand-painted
effects, celluloid, each. 5J to
Valentine Seals, for letters, etc.
Valentine Effects, in paper nap
kins, doilies, tally cards, ice
and nut cases, etc.
Women 's $5 Shoes $1.50
Ladies' Home Journal
, STYLE BOOKS
at 20 Cents per Copy
Standard Oil Attorneys Have Filed
Motion Asking Clemency In
Modification of Decree.
JEFFERSON CITT, Mo., Feb. 7. At
. .. r.nnmi Vainr In a lentrthy state-
IU1 lie J 1-1 'ii i " J
ment issued today relative to the motion
for the modification oi juogmeiu ui i"
ouster filed by the Standard Oil Com-
: i v. .. .1 ( .1 Tirtt HMim It necessarv
pany, saiu im n " - -- -
to file any additional replies in the Su
preme Court lO Ilie sussfauuim vi iiro
Standard Oil Company's attorneys. The
motion of the oil attorneys he, said.
"a ...ww- - i - -
1. f i 1 o InKntnaPfl AYnenniture.
.vii.h i tint HnlAd hv either Bide, is the
deficit. The great problem is where the
money Is to come from, inus iar inrao
methods have been suggested: To in-
nMaaa f-Vl .1 TlUVmdlltR OH H f t'OlI II t Of PUb
11 rtehta: tn take nart of the reaulrea
amount from tue sinking fund; a heavy
.Kim. tor An 1 n r "O incomes: increase in
the death duties; tax on land values ana
hfirniu in saloon licenses. Only the
last two proposals meet with serious op
To Avoid Clash With Lords.
itthouirh the T.nrfl have no power to
amend a budget,, they have the power to
reject it wnony. it is tui ujntu aoc
that a nowerful section of Unionists are
tir.inc T.nrrl LanRdowne. the leader of
. i. ir..,..in. nr t nnid to tnkA that course.
Khnnlil the budeet be conslderea too raai-
1 OVia Anlv nAKAlhlA rASUlt OI tuO
Lords' rejection of the budget would be
an appeal to the country. vvnn mis m
view. Moderate Liberals, inclualng the
Westminster Gazette, tne government or
gan, are urging tne government to avu.u,
if possible, further clash with the Lords,
nth.r mAAsures favored are the Irish
land purchase amendment bill, put off
from the last session, ana ino mum in
form bill, foreshadowed in Lord Morley's
speech at the close or tne laai. session.
TAFT LEAVES FOR HOME
(Continued From First Page.)
v o.tun. thA Tnft receDtion here
Thursday must wear the conventional
high silk hat ana irocic cum. mu
he wants to or not.
This Is the official dictum given out
tonight by those in cnarge oi tne b.uh.
ThA who win attend are not greatly
nin.. Tt is rather warm for that
oi-t nt onnarel here, and the stores
have not nearjy enousn ui it
to meet this sudden demand. As a
i.nrii. ih.ri are several hundred
committeemen who And the day set for
Mr. Taffs arrival fast approaching
while their wardrobes are still minus
the articles, with little prospect of se
curing them. .
The Preslaent-eieci is wintnu .
. .u mnnth nf tha river late
reuuii tiic ,,iw...
Wednesday night or Thursday morning.
cm the cruiser Kortn uhbum.
scout cruiser Birmingham will bring
ham within sight of New Orleans.
where he will be put aDoara tne summ
er. General Newton and brought to the
Mr Taft will be welcomed to New
Orleans by the Mayor, and will respond
briefs- - . ,
President-elect and airs
. .w- k.n nf thA lllves of Oberon,
xeno, i ii 111-.1 .....
one of the carnival organisations. In
. IT . . (PVi nriiinv
the old Frencn uptrvnum -
eVThenfolored T. M. a A. will entertain
rr T-I,1av rnnrnlnff. find XYlQ iCS"
tivitles will be closed with a banquet,
at which Cardinal uiDoons v".
STEEL BUSINESS IS POOR
Speculation Quiescent but Shifts
From Side to Side.
i.tti trrTv TTVih 7. Sneculation In
. . -,.l.K.nt loot week, and the
StOCKS W ijiii. ... . . .
professional element moved with besita-.
tion and snutea irom u.. -
other in the effort to test the market. A
large share of attention was given to
the situation in the metal trades, and the
unsatisfactory returns iroin w.
. . - inrfiiutrv had much to do
11 tt I 11 1 1 1 11 lO vi. J
with the unsettlement of the speculative
tone. There is no rurtner qisuisiiis n.
disappointment felt over the slow prog-
of business in lue n i'"
tPfitimnrin were reported to be
scant buyers of steel products.
na. tmHA the reduction in
111 1 1 1 n u ,i j. i. . -
The story briefly told in the head
line seems almosttoo good to he
true, but the surprise itca uses
tvill warranty youan investiga
tion. You will find no part of
this story overdrawn. You will
Quantities to back every state
ment. It is the season of clean
ing up and clearing out all rem
7T7khort lots, narrow widths,
For that reasojeseensjpricesjrule
I tie earuer
Gloves $1. 19 Pr.
This special is on the famous Mon
arch, in two-clasp length; suede
finish kid. Good range of sizes,
wanted colors; regular $2 T1 10
values, on sale for, pair.T,,,u
Dent Style Kid Gloves for Women,
pique or outseam style, CI "IK
extra good val., $1.25 and.
Magnet Brand 2-Clasp Kid IOn
Gloves, reg. .fl pair, special..''"
Glace Kid Gloves Eight - button
length; just the thing for wear
with three-quarter sleeves; IOq
special prico today, pair ' "
Box "Writing Paper, in fine cloth
finish, white only; odds and ends
of regular 25c grades; to- 1C
. lm Tnm YifiiA nf I WW
imjt n i iiivj i -' t ' i ' v - -
Writ.inp- Tablets, for Den and
ink, ruled; special for, each..
Paper Lunch Sets, for parties, etc.
Tablecloth and one dozen napkins,
6 plates and one dozen doilies: a
regular 35c set, on sale for Oflf
.1.. i p oi tUii
Pinanfl's Toilet water, in
odors; a regular 75c bottle,
on sale today for, each....
Castile Soap, pure white, 2
lh hnrs. 25c value, for only
Tooth Brushes, odd lots;' Iflr
I 1 ,. OX. cnnittnl naoh . lUt
I VillUCS IU f . i'i.. ...-j ...
for this weefTsVWng JnjhehoeJUon.
you come, the bettefjheassartn
this sale can be exchangedorreturnea. v.
Women's Kid pxfords In ail
sizes, neat and comfortable, the
regular price is $2.00 the pair.
On sale remnant week at QOp
low price of only uUu
Women's Shoes, from such .fa
mous makers as Wright & Pe
ters, Ilallahan & Son, Laird,
Schober & Co., and other well
knoAvn factories. All leathers
and . styles, mostly narrow
widths. The larger part of this
lot are $3.50, $4.00 and $3.00
grades, though there are some
shoes worth as high as $6.00.
Your choice of the en- 01 Cf
tire lot for low price. I iJU
Women's Oxfords and Slippers
Mostlv narrow widths, odds
and end's, in $3.00, $3.50, $4.00
and $5.00 grades. Sale OI Q0
. .XJ I IVU
Men's. Shoes In all leathers
and shapes, but all narrow
widths; regular $4.00, $5.00 and
$6.00 grades, in Kern- CQ QO
nant Sale, the pair O'ijU
Women's Riding Boots Small
sizes, the finest riding boots in
America, made by Wichert &
Gardiner. Regularly worth to
$15.00 the pair. Choice Q jC ft n
for this sale only, pair.OJiUU
prices uc, .jn, v
Women's Felt Juliettes and Kid House Slippers, large or very
small sizes only; regular values up to $2.50 the pair; rem- gQg
""tHeIe sSbES FITTED,' BUT NONE EXCHANGED '
Ru and Drapery hale
The raost staple article in any silk
stock, and when all weaves are in
cluded, from a store like this, 'tis
worth your while to look to your
needs and supply them now. Lou
isines, mesaaiines, crspe de chines,
peau de cygnes, brocades, surahs,
Taffeta and Directoire satins:
Regular $1.00 quality, sell- OCo
ing at low price of only, yd..""
Regular $1.25 qualities, at ff 1
the low price of, per yard. I
Regular $1.50 qualities, at ff 1 23
the low price of, per yard.r
Regular $1.75 qualilies, at CI
the low price of, per yard.T "
Regular .f -MID qualities, ar 1 hu
the low price of, per arl.
Resrular 2.50 (.ualities, pt CI QQ
the low price of, per 'yard, r ,u
.... -n nsenrlmsnt. in nnr f mirth-floor V-ity AAi.-:;'.llA'.Vkv
' Savings unprecedentea appear ut - . r;V A
CTomeitW Shop. Kugs, Lace Curtains, Coucn uovers, Ui .x , 1 x
SKhat rfaAicular homefumishers prefer, at unusually attrac M f fJ
tive prices. See the big window display.
CLUNY LACE CURTAINS White
or Arabian, good full size, hne vari
ety of designs, excellent values, un
derpriced like this :
Regular $3.50 values, pair ?2j5
Regular $5.00 values, pair $3.65
Regular $7.50 values, pair 5.35
And intermediate vals. bargainized.
Great Odds and Ends Sale of Me
dium and Small-Sized Rugs.
WOOL DOUBLE-FACED SMYRNA
RUGS Size 30x60 in., reg. nn
$2.25 values, for only, each.Oliwv
Better 'grade of Smyrna n nr
Rug, 30x60 in., $2.75 value.OliOJ
Size 36x72, $3.75 value, only 2.85
ODDS AND ENDS SALE of VJZ&:
grade, brass trimmed, strongly maae, w1Lu u ,
0 . ' i. ..n tlnroo-mmrter Size: $11.50 val- P7 DC
continuous puLs, xuu w , .Til.niJ
ues, at the exceptionally low special price of only, eachl J J
Regular $12.50 Beds at the special low pnee ..
Regular $14.50 Beds at the special low price of only, .g .b5
Regular $15.00 Beds at the special low price OI on y. . j j.g- jjj Tarn' tied.lloO values, for low price of only.
Regular $18.50 Beds at tne special m p - ..-. ?. - r,. J BpA.
j 1l fe;c nf Reddine. Mattresses, springs, y.u,,uu,
We are neaaquariKi mi ' - , . . y
Ialwavs a little lower pneedhesure and vieu the b,SJmndowdtsplay
dpck urtv a T. htvtvpNA RUGS 30x60. regular $3.75 PO 0C
value, at the exceptionally low price of only, each UiUU
AXMINSTER RUGS-Best grade. 30x60 inches; regu
larly worth $5.00 each; at the special for todny, only.JivIO
FINE ROYAL WILTON RUGS Size 36x63. exquisite- On "7C
ly beautiful patterns, rich material, regular $9.00 value. Ui I si
SILKOLINE-COVERED COMFORTS Fine white cot- t?1 Ct
Garfield Not Limited in Secret
EXPLAINS HIS BIG DEMAND
motion of the oil attorneys ha said, the asking price by the principal pro
mmply asked for clemency in the I modi- ductn Interest during the week was the
P. f , Th tainnt of widesnread discussion, but re-
flcaUon of the decree. The statement
The propowsd modification U not an offer
to do biulncu In partneranip wmi i n.,
but that the Judcment of ouster bo modl-
. v. . mattr ti M in abeyance and
RtU im ni -
in the meantime permit the company to do
. i ...ui.- ih. ava nf the court of the
DUBiucaa " i '
state. If the court desires, it could, under
the modification, proceed at any time to
render a Judgment of final ouster.
ITnder ths modifications as proposed, the
state could control ths price of the products
i.r.17.111 Tna CUIUU.UJ . tiuuo....
' 1 -. - JMtn Ih. TlAOnlS.
jtiniM'a in 1 1 11 n. i
In the last analysis It presents a question
. .. .U. -..Ifar. nf thA KtAte.
or wneiner or hm mo .....
Us business and irs citiaena would be bene
A..rf tn n eitent warranting a court of
ohanrerv to undertake the supervision.
, i . v. iifln rinn ka favorably con
sldered. then I would In that event aslc that
the fine be greatly Increasea.
It Is for the court, however, to mete out
the punishment and the degree and choose
U Ul ll i K iiii.il n u o , . .
su-bject of widespread discussion, but re
ports as to its effect In securing orders
were confused and even directly confllct-
v.- f on additional t3O.0OO.OO0
of Government bonds from the depository
banks was a direct Influence In hardening
money rates. Gold also continues to- go
out to South America on umuun nxuuu
and the question was kept open of a
direct movement or goia iur kjuuuii.
Insltanla Delayed by Storm.
OCEENSTOWN, Feb. 7. Owing to a
heavy storm, the Cunard steamer Lusi
tania. from New York to Liverpool,
which was due here this morning, did not
I arrive until tonight.
Barges are now built. In some cases, of
concrete, and found very auxaDie at isasi
for harbor service.
Bed Cross Shoes reduced at Rosenthal".
6a ys $500, 00 Is Needed by Hit
Department to Unearth Frauds
of rong Standing Special
Agents All Under Him.
WASHINGTON. Ffb. T. That the In
terior Department. In Its Investigation
of the land frauds, has suffered by the
legislative limitation on the use of the
Secret Service force of the Treasury
Department was not admitted by Sec
retary Garfield when he appeared re
cently before the subcommittee of the
House committee on appropriations.
Mr. Garfield's testimony was made pub
lic today. The subcommittee is draft
ing the sundry civil appropriation bHl,
In which the Secretary hopes to see
Incorporated an Item of J500.000 for
fighting depredations on public timber,
protecting public lands, etc.
Secretary Garfield testified that the
$500 000 appropriation asked for was
twice as large as that asked for last
year but was needed to unearth frauds
committed years ago. The Secretary
said the public land laws had not been
enforced vigorously In former years.
He absolved Congress from blame.
Special Agenta Limited.
Secretary Garfield explained that
arimlnlstratlon. both spe
cial agents of the Interior. Department
and men In the jjepartmem. ui
which was described as procuring Se
cret Service operatives from the Treas
ury Department for this work, Investi
gated land-fraud cases. Now the cases
are Investigated only by special agents
th. Tnt.Hnr Dpnartment.
It was brought out that Secretary
Garfield and the Attorney-General had
agreed to take Secret Service men off
i..fnn before Mr. Garfield
had Knowledge of the proposed limita
tion. Secretary Garfield said:
"There was a force under, the De
partment of Justice that was doing
work over which the Land Office had
no control, and as it was engaged upon
cases upon which our own men were
engaged, there was conflict and fric
tion between the two bodies of men.
May "Borrow" Men.
Th. riisicusslon brought out the fact
that the records showed that the only
Secret Service man "loaned or trans
ferred" from the Treasury Department
. i- Tnt.Hnr riATiartment direct to
investigate the land-fraud cases, W. J.
Burns, had not been paia ior ms v"-.
The transfer was made before Mr. Gar
field became Secretary. The Secretary
doubted if such a transfer was proper.
Mr Garfield admitted mat aimuus"
the limitation referred to prohibited
the lending of men in the Secret Serv
ice division of the Treasury Depart
ment, it did not prohibit "borrowing'
of men, from the new Secret Service
force of the Department of Justice.
ALLEGED SWINDLER HELD
Paul du Fresnay Said to Have
Operated on Big Scale in Paris.
PARIS. Feb. 7. As a result of numer
ous complaints, Paul du Fresnay was ar
rested today on a warrant Issued by an
examining magistrate on the charge of
swindling. The police say that Du Fres
nay fled to the United States 15 years
ago, while under - conviction for fraudu-
leged, Invested sums ranging
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