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VOL. L.-XO. 15,405.
PORTLAND, OREGON, TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 1910.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
SHIFTS TO WEZLER
Man Accused of Deed
Talked of Plans.
WAS HE SEEN IN PORTLAND?
Telephone Calls Received on
Day of Murder.
N MISSING FROM GRIP
Xlrlit MaUhmuin Portland Pot-t-offioe
Says Wezler Talked Many
Times of How He Could
Kill "Wife and Escape.
DAY'S IEVKIXrMENTS IN
Wezler wu In Portland the day of
the murder, or someone purposely
Impersonated him in a number of
The polio have taken charge of
Wezler's apartments In the Kamm
The pistol Wezler' landlady says
he kept in hia suit case is missing.
Wezler's memorandum book is
found to contain clippings or an ar
ticle describing brutal murder by a
husband of his wife followed by
G. H. Seaton says Wezler told him
of his intention to kill Mrs. "VVezler.
That Wezler was of a morbid na
ture is made evident by his keeping
on his dresser the picture of hi lit
tle girl, taken after death.
Police have letters written by a
woman in San Francisco and another
in Kansas City, who use affectionate
names for him. and with the suspicion
that he has sought one of them in his
troubles, the police will try to locate
each of them.
Contrary evidence, for and against
Charles J. Wezler. who Is wanted by
the Tacoma police on a charge of hav
ing murdered his mother-in-law, Mrs.
Henry Schulz, was unearthed In Port
land yesterday, and by Its opposing
features it deepened the mystery that
surrounds the charge made against
One thing was established yesterday,
end that was that Wezler was in Port
land' the day of the murder, or some
one was Impersonating him In a way
to make people believe he was here.
This was the strong feature that
stands In Wezler's favor, and is in
direct opposition to considerable other
evidence, chief of which Js that Wez
ler had boasted to O. H: Seaton. night
watchman at the Portland postoffice.
that he would kill his wife, although
lie did not mention a plan to kill her
Wife's Life Path Romantic.
Jn letters and in a pocket memoran
dum book, now in the hands of the
Portland police, much of Wezler's past
history is brought to light. From these
Jt has been gathered that a man named
Anderson has caused trouble between
Wezler and his wife, resulting in her
suing him for divorce. They also show
that Wezler's wife was formerly the
wife of Hy Samson, of Seattle, from
whom she eloped with Wezler in Feb
ruary, 1900, and that after Samson ob
tained his divorce six months later,
TVezler married the woman in British
' This bit of romance is told in short
paragraphs found in Wezler's pocket
memorandum book, now in the pos
session of the police. These paragraphs
were written with the evident intent
of protecting his children against the
charge that they might not be legitir
mate, and read as follows:
"Louise Wezler eloped with Charles
Wezler from Hy Samson. February,
J900, said Hy Samson received a divorce
decree in Slay, 1900, at Seattle. Wash
ington." Record or IMvorces Kept.
"Louise Wezler married Charles J.
Weiler at Wcet Minster, B. C, In July
"Little Ida Wezler. bom August S, 1900,
at Vancouver, B. C, and died May 7,
1902. at Vancouver, B. C." "
"Ijoulsw was granted a divorce from me
May S. IsoX. court granting her house
hold effects and children end 130 a month
Among the letters that rmve collected
at the Kamm building for Wezler since
he disappeared Is one from the Benedic
tine Press, and on inquiry at the office
of the latter it was learned yesterday
that Wezler had been hired by that com
pany the Saturday previous to the mur
der, and that on the very morning, when
It is reported a man answering Wezler's
description sent the fatal letter to Mrs.
Sohulz, causing her to leave he home
and never to return, a man professing
to be Wezler called up the office of the
Benedictine Press. ' and expressed dis
couragement concerning his work as
Report Is Made by Telexhone.
Ralph Clyde, business manager of the
(Benedictine Press, eaid yesterday that
Wezler had answered an advertisement
lie had seen 1i The Oregonian, and
wanted to solicit for the Press, explain
ing that he had tired of his former firm,
a calendar publishing hous ein the East,
as the latter were not paying his com
"I told Werler to return Saturday,"
TO FIGHT VISION
CAB TRUST ADMITS
REDCCTIOX IX RATES. O
Officials Take Unusual Attitude.
Fearing Loss in All Berth,
, CHICAGO, April 11. (Special.) Officials
of the Pullman Comapny stand in the
attitude of being willing to concede that
there should be a difference In the price
of uppe rand lower berths in sleeping
cars, btu are not willing to submit to
the decisioln of the Interstate Commerce
Commission, which will eventually re
quire a reduction in all the rates charged.
With respect to the portion of the de
cision, ordering a reduction in the price
of upper bertha to three-fourths the rates
charged for the use of lower berths, John
S. Runnells. vice-president and general
counsel for the Pullman Comapny, said:
"The company might be willing to con
cede that the use of an upper berth is
worth less to the passenger than is the
use of a. lower 'berth, despite the fact
that it costs the company more to pro
vide an upper berth than it does a lower
There is reason for believing that the
Pullman Company will contest the juris
dictioln of the commission in the courts.
CHILD RUN DOWN BY AUTO
Little Girl's Skull Fractured and She
Will Die; Driver Makes Escape.
Melba G. Jenkins, the 5-year-old daugh
ter of D. E. Jenkins, of Coeur d'Alene,
Idaho, was struck by an automobile
driven, by an unidentified man near East
Sixty-four and Belmont street at 5:30
P. M. yesterday, and received injuries
from which she will die. The little vic
tim is now at the Good Samaritan Hos
pital, suffering from a fractured skull,
and has not regained consciousness since
the time of the' accident. Her left side
is completely . paralyzed. Dr. A. B.
Rookey, the attending physician, said
that the Injuries are fatal.
The little girl and her parents arrived
in Portland from Spokane yesterday. In
the late afternoon they were taken in an
auto by a Teal estERe agent to the Mount
Tabor district for the purpose of look
ing at some property. When near the
scene of the accident the party drew up
to the curb and all alighted. The child
ran around the rear of the car, not ob
serving an approaching automobile. In
an instant she was struck and hurled
several feet. She' was picked up uncon
scious. The driver of the automobile
slackened his speed and stopped several
yards -beyond the point of the accident.
He walked back to the group about the
injured child, but did not reveal his iden
tity. W'hen the child was placed in the
real estate man's automobile and started
for the hospital, the driver who had run
the child down hurried to where his own
car stood nearly a block Away and dis
appeared before the number of the auto
could be taken.
LOADED ELEVATOR STALLS
Sixteen People Are Prisoners Rail
an Hour in Crowded "Cage."
SPOKANE, Wash., April 11. (Spe
cial.) Sixteen people, women and men,
were Imprisoned in the elevator in the
Peyton block, one of the largest office
buildings in the city, .this morning be
tween floors. The descending cage,
which was overloaded, dropped to a
position a little below the second floor
and the passengers were forced to re
main in captivity for over half an hour,
until workmen could secure a. ladder
and saw off the grate bars in front of
the cage door.
In single file the passengers climbed
down the ladder to the accompaniment
of audible grins from a throng of spec
tators in the big hallway. The top of
the cage was on a level with the sec
ond floor, and the passengers were un
able to get out from above. The first
floor of the Peyton block Is unusually
high and a 12-foot stepladder was
pressed into service.
T. R." JR. JUITS WORK JUNE
Son of ex-President to Take 2 0 Days
to Prepare to Wed.
HARTFORD. Conn., April 11. Theo
dore Roosevelt. Jr., will leave his work
in the carpet factory at Thompsonville
on June 1 to prepare for his marriage
to Miss Eleanor Alexander In New York
City on June 20. Young: Roosevelt is
now doing- executive work in the main
office of the factory. Following" his
marriage he will become district man
ager for the company at its San Fran
Young- Roosevelt took up his work in
Thompsonville October 1, 190S. He be
gan at the bottom. In overalls, sorting
wool, ana has worked up through prac
tically every one of the various de
partments. YAMHILL TO HOLD EXHIBIT
Fruit Show to Be Arranged Pros
pects Good for Bumper Crops.
M'MIXNVILLE, Or.. April 11. Spe
cial.) The McMinnville Fruit Union
held an interesting meeting at the
Commercial Club yesterday. The pros
pect for a fine fruit crop was the cause
of many felicitous remarks, so much
enthusiasm being evident that it was
decided to hold, an apple show this
Fall of the star products in the val
ley of the Yamhill. Mr. F. W. Wallace
stated that he never saw better pros
pects for a big apple crop. All kinds
of pears and cherries promise a big
The following committee was ap
pointed to arrange for the apple fair,
with date to be set: D. C. Van Dorn,
F. W. Wallace, L. D. Moulton. W. C
Hagerty and E. C Appeiaoa
TRUST CASES HANG
ON CHOICE OF MAN
Due to Brewer's Death.
CIRCUIT COURT IS AFFECTED
Two Judges of Lower Tribunal
May Now Be Ineligible.
TAFT, HOWEVER, SAYS NO
Ke argument on Standard Oil and
Tobacco Suits Decided Vpon,
W ick er slia m S u r pr i se d I jOu &
Delay Ma y Be Result.
WASHINGTON. April 1L Unwilling at
this time to render decisions in the dis
solution suits against the Standard Oil
and the so-called "Tobacco Trust," the
Supreme Court of the United States to
day ordered a. reargument of these cases.
This postpones the final disposition of
the application of the Sherman an':I-trsut
law to these, corporations for weeks, and
probably until after next October. The
present term -will end June 1. The im
mediate cause of the reassignment of the
cases is thought to have been the recent
death of Justice Brewer. His death left
only seven Justices actively at work on
the bench a& Justice Moody has been ill
all this term.
It is believed the court will not ad
vance the cases for reargument until
President Taft has been given ample
time to fill the vacancy created by the
death of Justice Brewer. If this vacancy
is not filled before the Senate adjourns
for the Summer, It is probable the cases
will not be taken up again until after
December 1, when the Senate meets
Recess Appointee Unusual.
This is based on the assumption that a
recess appointee would violate a prece
dent that hes not been broken for more
than 100 years if he took his seat on the
bench before being confirmed.
When it was announced that a, rehear
ing of the cases would be necessary, the
conclusion was drawn in many quarters
that this decision practically eliminated
Circuit Judges Vandevanter and Sanborn
and Solicltor-Oeneral Bowers from con
sideration as Justice Brewer's successor.
This was based on the fact that the
two judges had ruled upon the oases
which are to be considered and Mr. Bow
ers also assisted in the preparation of
the Government's case.
Decisions Not Bar.
Inquiries et the White House later in
the day, however, showed that President
Taft is taking the position that if a man
be deemed fit for the Supreme Court
bench, the fact that he passed upon
pending cases in a lower court or assist
ed in the preparation of a pending case
in any. way should not be a bar to his
It was decided positively that this an
nouncement of the President's opinion,
however, was not in the interest of any
candidate. No one In the country has
a higher opinion of the Federal Courts
than President Taft, and he believes
a man big enough to be available ma-
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INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
TESTER OAT'S Maximum temperature, 60
decrees; minimum, 48 degrreea.
TODAY'S Fair and. warmer; northwesterly
Administration railroad bill eniniKes Senate,
two ,f Elkirut" amendmt'n ts adopted.
Administration's conservation measures have
hard road to travel in Congress. Page 1-
Choice of successor to Justice Brewer com
plicated by suits against trust. Page 1.
Insurgents Join Democrats in voting down
and anto for Speaker and Cannon denes
them. Page 3.
Affinities found guilty of manslaughter in
famous Sayler murder case. Page 2.
Pullman Var trust" to fight berth reduction
rate decision. Page 3
Governor Hughes calls on Now Tork Leg
islature to make searching Inquiry into
bribery and lobbying. Page 1.
Four persons injured in a panic when
Dubuque hotel burns. Page 2.
Armory Athletic Club gives first exhibition
tonight. Page T.
John Klin holds out for money, and may
not play this year. Page 7.
Jeffries narrowly escapes live wire. Page 1.
Idaho loses to Oregon in shut-out game.
Commercial and Marine.
Oregon mohair prices are again advanced.
Rain in Southwest weakens wheat at Chi
cago. Page 19.
Boom in stocks follows Supreme Court an
nouncement. Page 19.
Two Asiatic liners are due this week.
State Oil Inspector Clark, of Washington,
may be ousted for alleged wrong doing
Albany ready for open river convention
Portland and Vicinity.
Theft of $5000 from German-American safety
box still baffling. Page 9.
Mayor Simon favors complete ban on fire
works In next Fourth of July celebration.
Portland calls citizens to co-operate in aid
ing census enumerators Page 13.
Southwestern Oregon to see race between
Hill and Harriman .lines for control.
Wholesale and retail liquor dealer tells
license committee many wholesalers re
tail without paying license. Page 12.
Matches form clew tending to connect John
Smoke with lents dynamiting. Page 12.
Big Oregon fruit crop predicted by President
Newell, of Board of Horticulture. Page 32.
Lo wbid for Broadway bridg bonds Is re
jected. Page .9.
South Dakota farmer buncoed here, takes to
waiting on table to eke out living.
East Side desidents, tn mass meeting, oppose
further street vacations. Page
DOG SHOWS NARROW PARTH
Jugde Releases Vancouver "Drunk"
After Preaching Sermon.
VANCOUVER, Wash., April 11. (Spe
cial.) Admonishing Paul Smith to take
a lesson in sobriety and faithfulness
from his dog. Judge A. J. Bigham to
day released the prisoner, who was
arrested for drunkenness Saturday.
The dog was locked in the same cell
with Smith and stood faithful guard
over his master while he was intoxi
cated. The Judge pointed out that even the
dog would not do what he had done to
debase himself, and the canine was a
shining example for him to follow in
the virtues mentioned.
Smith listened with bowed head and
when the Judge had finished thanked
him and with his faithful dog Bob at
his heels disappeared through the door
of the City Hall.
SEATTLE ENGINEER DIES
With Neck Broken, Young Man
Lives 4 8 Honrs.
SEATTLE, Wash., April H. After liv
ing 48 hours with his neck broken and
his entire body totally paralyzed. George
H. Swanson, aged 26, a marine engineer,
who fell down the chutes at an amuse
ment park Friday evening, died of his
Swanson was visiting the park when
he climbed to the top of the chute and
Committee Upholds Devlin.
WASHINGTON, Apri 11. The Senate
Judiciary Committee today voted to
recommend favorable action upon the
nomination of Robert T. Devlin for Dis
trict Attorney of the Northern District
A VALUABLE SUGGESTION.
PINCH 0T,T H EY TALK
Hunting Stories Told,
NEITHER WILL DISCUSS GALL
Long Drive Is Taken Through
MORE TALK COMING TODAY
Ex-Forester Will Ijcave at Evening
lor Zurich and Will Sail r New
York April 30 Suspicious
Character Is Iioclied Up.
BOOSBVELT EXPECTED TO ASK.
XN DW.1RD AND KAISER
WILHEUI TO DISARM.
WA SHIN'GTON', April 11 (Spe
cial. ) Europe ham procla!md Theo
dore Roosevelt a. treat pa.crfca.tor.
It is Relieved that the ex-President
on. his arrival In Berlir and later
In London, will prove his right to
the title. It is thought he la likely
to spring the sensation of his life
Toy crg-lng- Emperor "William, war
lord, and Kins Edward, owner of
the greatest navy that man knows,
to start a world-wide movement for
The Oolonel threw one bomb In
Egypt and another In Rome, and
people ere asking what be will throw
"When the Colonel reaches for his
rear coat tail pocket and pulls out an
olive branch Instead of a bomb, the
peace sign probably will cause an In
tensity of excitement that no -explosion
PORTO MARIZIO, Italy, April 11.
Gifford Pinchot, ex-Chief Forester of
the United States, spent the entire day
with Mr. Roosevelt, but what passed
between them is a secret.
Mr. Pinchot arrived at the Carew
villa before 9 o'clock today. He re
mained for lunch and accompanied Mr.
and Mrs. Roosevelt and Miss Carew on
a five-hour excursion Into the moun
tains. They had dinner together also,
and the ex-Forester did not return to
his hotel until shortly before mid
night. Mr. Pinchot. when seen at the villa
Just before dinner, declined to say
what he had communicated to the ex
Presldent and Mr. Roosevelt's predic
tion a few days ago that neither would
have anything to give out concerning
the meeting proved to be entirely cor
rect. Their Drive I Described.
Mr. Roosevelt's secretary, however,
gave to the anxious "newspapermen a
long and graphic account of how the
party drove through the olive orchards
of picturesque Caramagna Valley, then
climbed six miles up the winding road
to the famous little chapel, once visited
by Charlemange on his way to be
crowned at Rome, which contains Inter
esting relics of the old Mediterranean
galley slaves and votive offerings of
sailors; also how enthusiastic the vil
lagers were as the party was return-
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MISS BERRl TO BE
FATHER OF MUSICAIi COMEDY
STAR LEAVES BIG FORTUNE.
Portion of Kolb & Dill's Leading
Woman Probably Will Be Close
to Million Dollars.
LOS ANGELES, Cal.. April 11. (Spe
cial.) Maude Lillian Berri. the musical
comedy star, will probably become the
richest actress, in America throush the
BUdden death of her father - in Fresno,
Saturday evening. The estate of her
father. Commodore Fulton G. Berri, is
estimated at not less than $1,500,000 and
probably will settle up for much more
than that amount. He leaves vast acreage
In Ills raisin ranches and possessed much
oil land that is leaping In value under
the impetus of recent bir strikes. She
very likely will inherit close to a million,
as there is only one sister, Mrs." W. C.
Goodwin, of San Francisco, mho but re
cently returned from China, where she
was a missionary for several years'.
Commodore Berri was famous as a
hotel proprietor, clubman and sportsman.
Maude Lillian Berri was his favorite
daughter. He demanded her presence
near him when he became ill. She left
the stage for eix weeks to nurse him,
but he had so Improved that she went
back, although a warning of a relapse
brought her to him Saturday and she
was at bis bedside when he died.
Miss Berri was to have opened an en
gagement at the Majestic Theater here
last '' night, but the tragedy made her
have her contract with Kolb & Dill for
the season canceled. She was persuaded
to come back next week and open an
engagement here Wednesday night, to
which she has consented.
TABOO PUT ON "KNOCKERS"
Tacoma Mayor Proclaims Sixty-Bay
Itecess for Anvil Chorus.
TACOMA, Wash., April 11. (Special.)
llayor John "W. Lynch today issued a
formal proclamation, prohibiting all
"knocking" in Tacoma for 60 days, and
civic organizations say they are going
to see that It is carried: out. The proc
lamaUon says it shall be unlawful:
"First For any person of lawful age
and sound mind to utter, write, draw
engrave, print or repeat, by word, picture
or press, anything against, derogatory to,
defamatory of, or, in better American,
to 'knock the City of Tacoma, or any
citizen thereof, its business, climate,
scenery, health or prosperity, and it is
ordered, adjudged and decreed that any
person so offending shall be subject to
all the pains, penalties, miseries and tor
ments of the police third degree.
"Second Provided that the pains and
penalties above mentioned shall not ap
ply to new industries knocking at the
doors of Tacoma for admission to the
manufacturing district of this city or to
anyone who makes an honest and faith
ful effort to 'knock the knockers.
NO TUNA FOR MISS MORGAN
Mother Delays Departure, but Girl
I- i Is on Big Catalina Fish.
LOS ANGELES. Cal.. April 11. (Spe
cial.) Although the traveling plans of
Mrs. J. Plerpont Morgan were all dis
arranged to satisfy the ambition of Miss
Morgan to qualify for the Tuna Club at
Avalon, the financier's daughter returned
from Catalina today minus the much
wished -for button. She spent the best
part of two daya ftehing, but was only
rewarded with black bass and whltefish
of medium size. While in island waters
she was the guest of G. Patton and party
on the Bennings yacht Companero.
Mrs. Morgan had planned to leave for
the East yesterday, but her daughter's
interest in getting big fish on- light
tackle compelled deiay. The party ex
pects to leave Pasadena tomorrow for
New York by way of Grand Canyon.
DEAD MAN'S WIFE STRIKES
With Cane, Woman Cuts Scalp of Al
leged Slayer In Court.
NEW YORK. April 11. With a stout
cane concealed beneath her dress, Mrs.
Henry Jacobs went to the Coroner's
Court today to the hearing of the
Joseph Mansfield, charged with the
murder of her husband, on March 24.
After witnesses had testified that
Mansfield shot Jacobs, the Coroner
committed him to the Tombs to await
action by the grand jury.
As Mansfield was being led out of
the room, Mrs. Jacobs drew her cane
and leaped at, -him. She struck him
o'er the head several times, cutting
his scalp. Bernard Sandler, Mansfield's
lawyer, tried to protect his client and
Mrs. Jacobs struck Jhim on the head.
Then she fainted. She was revived and
G. 0. P. NOT TO BE SPLIT
AVickersham Believes Tariff Will Xot
CHICAGO, April 11. Before leaving
for Washington yesterday Attorney
General Wickersham said he had good
news for President Taft.
"I do not believe that the Republican
party is to be split by the divergence
over the tariff or other policies," said
Mr. Wickersham. "I base . my opinion
on inquiries I have made concerning
the extent of what is described as the
"Misunderstandings are still preva
lent and as soon as these are cleared
up I am satisfied the insurgent senti
ment will subside. The public gener
ally. I think, does not appreciate how
much has been accomplished by the
present administration. Much more is
yet to be done before the present term
HUGHES GALLS FDD
Tells Legislature to
Kill Off Bribery
MORE EXPOSURES ARE LIABLE
Insurance Scandal Only Symp
tom of Worse Things.
SLUSH FUND WAS $150,000
Governor Speaks With Horror ot
What lloihikiss Unveiled and Ex
horts Lawmakers to Make Un
sparing Inquiry Into Evils. . ,
ALBANY, X. T., April 11. reclarini
that the recent revelations in the Allds
Conger bribery inquiry and the facts
brought out in the insurance investiga
tion by Superintendent of Insurance
Hotchkiss "have caused every honest
citizen to tinge with shame and indigna
tion and have made irresistible the de
mand that every proper meins should
be employed io purify," Governor Hughes
sent a special message to the legislature
tonight, recommending 'Ian immediate,
impartial, thorough and unsparing inves
tigation into legislative practices and pro
cedure and into the use of corrupt or im
proper means for the promotion or de
feat of legislation."
Accompanying the message was a pre
liminary report of Mr. Hotchkiss, outlin
ing the faats developed e.t the fire insur
ance investigation in New York andi set
ting forth the difficulties encountered in
following up the various leads that have
been uncovered. The superintendent says
that obstacles apparently insuperable
have developed in the course of the in
quiry. These, in his judgment, warrant
further investigation, but be has no
power to pursue them and therefore has
laid the facts thus far developed before
the Governor for action.
The Governor says in part :
legislature Must Purge Itself.
"It is the higte' privilege of the Legis
lature, in the discharge of its obliga
tions to itself and to the people of the
state, to follow the salutary action al
ready taken in its upper branch by ap
propriate steps for the exposure and
destruction of combinations and con
spiracies against the just use of the
lawmaking power and by providing
suitable protection against the recur
rence of such abuses. This is a prom
ising opportunity to pursue the opening
trails of corruption, to reveal illicit
methods and agencies, to "uncover the
perfidious influences that have dis
honored the state, and thus to aid in
securing the wholesome exercise of its
"It is the unquestioned prerogative
of the Legislature to inquire into the
course of legislation, .the integrity of
legislative procedure and the means
by which its action has been procured
or frustrated. The Legislature is en
titled to know how, wherein and by
whom it has been deceived and its pow
Reduce Bribery to Minimum.
"Important as will be the wholesome
and corrective influence of publicity
with respect to these matters, the pur
pose and result of inquiry extend be
yond the bounds of mere disclosure.
No subject deserves more thorough
consideration to the end that the op
portunities of those who are willing
to buy legislative favor or to use rep
resentative powers for personal profit '
should be limited to the utmost degree.
"It may be Impossible wholly to
eradicate these evils, but to the ex
tent that the nature of the illicit inter
course is understood and the methods
and instrumentalities which have been
successful are exposed, there may be
Intelligent effort at remedial action
through both statutes and legislative
rules. The time is ripe, in my judg
ment, for a full and painstaking in
quiry to expose the worst of public
wrongs and to prepare the way for
needed improvement in our laws and
Probe Must Be Thorough.
"I therefore recommend an imme
diate, impartial, thorough and unspar
ing investigation into legislative prac
tices and procedure and into the use
of corrupt or improper means for the
promotion or defeat of legislation, such
inquiry not to be limited to, but suit
ably to embrace, the matters adduced
in the recent proceeding by the Sen
ate and those presented by the report
herewith submitted of the Super
intendent of Insurance, that, so far as
evidence may be obtainable, the actual
facts may be known, that there may be
a full understanding of the methods
and agencies employed in connection
with legislative proposals andi well
considered recommendations for the
appropriate remedy may be made."
Superintendent Hotchkiss, in his re
port, says the result of the investiga
tion thus far warrants the statement
that the Legislative expenditures in
New York by insurance companies were
particularly conspicuous in the years
1901, 1903, 1904, 1905 and 1909. and
notably significant In two or three of
'These disbursements," he said,
"were made by individual companies.
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