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VOL. ZOXT-NO. 51. PORTLAND, OREGON, SUNDAY MORNING. DECFarRTTR p iov-
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TO BE COIF
Fulton Will Offer Ob
jection to None.
GEARIN STANDS WITH HIM
Places Interest of Oregon
Above Own Wishes.
ACCORD WITH PRESIDENT
letter From President and Fulton's
Own Statement Show There Is
No Friction Why Exception
to Rule Was Made.
OREGON APPOINTEES TO BE
O. .T. KEKD. United Slates Marshal.
May IS. 3005.
t. K. WOIVYEKTON. United States
District Judce, November 21, 1005.
W. O. BRISTOL, United Btates Dis
trict Attorney. Docetnbor 1, 1005.
J. M. LAWRENCE. Receiver of Rose
burg Land Office, December 1, 1005.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
ington, Dec. 23. Soon after Congress re
convenes In January, United States Dis
trict Judge C. K. Wolvcrton, United
States District Attorney W. C. Bristol.
United States Marshal C. 3". Reed and J.
M. Lawrence. Receiver of the- Roseburg
Land Ofllce, will bo confirmed. Senator
Fulton will join with Senator Gearin in
recommending favorable action on all lour
nominations, and at the united request of
the Oregon Senators the nominations will
be confirmed. 1
No Friction With "President.
It was within the power of Mr, Fulton,
had ho bo desired, to hold up any or all
of these nominations, and for a time it
was believed ho would Interpose objec
tion to the confirmation of Mr. Reed and
Mr Lawrence. "But the Sonator has con
sidered tliis matter nt length and in all
Its phases, and has reached the conclusion
that ho will best serve his state by per
mitting these- nominations to be con
firmed. Whatever friction may have been
caused by the recent appointments has
been eradicated, and Mr. Fulton makes a
frsh start supported by Mr. Gearin and
indorsed by a hearty letter from tho
President. Apropos of tho appointments. :
Mr Fulton today gave out the following
Duly to State First.
"In all probability 1 shall not oppose the
continuation of any of the nominations
sent in by the President. Whatever might
be my personal preferences or wishes, I
fed that it is my duty to pursue that
course which will best enable me to ad
vanco the Interests of the people of Ore
gon. They are not concerned as to which
particular applicant shall be appointed to
a given office. To engage in a contest
over confirmation? is to Interfere with
my work -in other directions. Tho state is
without full representation, while its
needs arc many. Hence, even were I dis
posed to oppose the confirmation of any
or tho nominees. I would not be serving
the people of Oregon best' by engaging in
any such controversy under existing con
ditions. President Explains Attitude.
"It Is proper to say, however, that re
ports of friction and strained relations
between the President and me are entirely
incorrect. That charge will be sufficiently
answered by quoting from a letter written
me some days ago. In which the Prosident
refers to sucli reports and says:
" 'The reports as to friction between you
and me arc entirely incorrect. You uro
Senator from Orogon. and you shall, as a
matter of course, havo all consideration
from me. This applios to tho question of
appointments as 'much as to other mat
ters, save that, owing to the peculiar con
ditions obtaining In Orogon as regards of
fices under tho Department of Justice and
the Department of the Interior, I have
felt obliged to act on my own responsibil
ity In reference thereto.' "
Gearin Stands With Fulton.
Asked about his attitude towards Judge
Wolvcrton and Messrs. Reed. Bristol,
a-.d Lawrence. Mr. Gearin said:
' J am for the President's appointments
and will support them. They aro good
irxn and will be confirmed. I am vary
glad to know Senator Fulton will not op
rose the confirmation of any of them, j
W ith our ombiiied support they whl all
WHY SENATOR. DID VOT , ACT
Fulton Explains Course lit Regard to
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington. Dec. 28.- In regard to the Inaction
f tPSeal0 on ,n" dwith f Senator
Mitchell. Senator Pulton said tonight-.
As certain papers In Oregon have rxltl
clrcd me for not ..tTerlng a resolution In
respect to a memorial to Senator 2J!ihl!
I feel Justified in making t foltewlng
I am Kure I deplore as deeply as am
person the misfortune and death of Sen
ator Mitchell. That be had my sympathy
throughout all his troubles 1 never sought
to disguise When his death occurred, im
position was one of extreme dHcnrv i
was anxious that there should be paid to
.his memory by tho Senate the usual marks
of respect I prepared the customary res
olution 8nd expected to offer It, but before
-the time arrived for so doing I was called
on by a number of tho leading Senator,
who ad Ised me tliat any resolutions on the
subject would meet strong opposition. I
then conferred with nractleallv all the mem
bera aad was atcured by several that they
would openly oppose- any ruch resolution,
and by many that they would veto against
It pecmed to me. and I could not escape
the conviction, that to Insist on the reso
luUons under ruch conditions weald only
Inflict keener anguish on the already grief
stricken friends of the dead, and that they
would Justly condemn me for having pre
cipitated a public discussion ro painful and
distressing. All that any of his friends In
the Senate advlrcd was that I xbould rim
ply announce bis death without efferlng a
resolution or moving adjournment. To da
that. It seemed to me. was only to accentu
ate the fact that his pasting away was to
be Ignored by the Senate. I felt that I
preferred, and that all his friends would
prefer, silence to acrimonious discurslon as
to whether or not there should be paid to
bis memory the Might tribute of simple
In a situation so difficult and delicate.
I felt that I should be -governed by his old
time friends In the Senate, ex-Senator Tel
ler, for example, who. at first, favored of
fering a resolution, after canvassing the
Senate, came to me and odxised me to take
no action whatever. Such was also the ad
vice of Senators Spooner. Hale, rorakcr,
Lodge, Allison and numerous others.
Dcnby Is Not Boot's Choice
WASHINGTON. Dec 23. Through a
misunderstanding of the remark made
yesterday by Secretary Root, in connec
tion with the appointment of Mr. Pcirce
to be Minister to Norway, tho statement
was sont out that Charles Dcnby. the
present chief clerk of the Btato Depart
ment, would succeed Mr. Pelrce as Third
Assistant Secretary of State. It is learned
today that this statement was erroneous,
and that secretary Root is not yet pre
pared to announce his selection for this
Hrownlow Has 3Iost Bills.
WASHINGTON, Dec 28. Representa
tive Brownlow, of Tonnessce, holds tho
record so far for introducing: bills at
the present session of Congress. In 33
days ho introduced 374 bills. Tho total
number of bills Introduced in tho
House was 1061, as against a total
of 19,209 for all sessions of tho last
MARY I.EAFflREISX WAS WIFE
TUM WATER MAYOR.
Arch Glover TeKtlHc Woman Wni Not
Wife of Mnn Wlione Money
. She Want.
ST. LOUIS. Doc 23. Arcli Glovor. a
Btockralaor of Richmond. Mo., testified
in the Probate Court today in the case
of Mrs. Mary A. Loaf preen against the
estate of Laclede J. Howard, that he
Jiad known Charles Howard. Mayor of
Tumwater. Wash., from childhood, that
he had played, with him and that he
was the man who married Mrs. Loaf
grrcon at Palmer. III., Instead of Lac
lede J. Howard. The attorneys for the
defense say they hRve six othur wit
nesses who will testify that the Mayor
of Tumwxter Is the man Mrs. Laf
Ktpoh nmrrlt-1 Fivo w)tJMte:&faire al
ready declined that the picture, -of
Laclede J. Howard is not that of the
man who married Mrs. Leafgrecn and
they have been equally positive that
the Mayor of Tumwater was the Charles
Howard they knew in P-ilmer. III.
Tiie first witness waa Mrs. KHsh Ks
toll. formerly housekeeper fr Laclede
J. Howard. She said that at the tlm
Mrs. Lehfgrceii claimed to Jtavo met
Mr. Howard the family was la Florida.
She was positive that Mr. Howard went
away in February and that he did not
return until the latter part of March.
All flPP UITU TLinr APTDCOO
HLL UrT VVI I fl InCAOl ntOb
One Condition of Corey's Reconcil
iation With His Wife-
PITTSBURG. Dec 2. SpocMil.)-"Ona
million dollars, no questions askou or an
swered." This proposition has been made to Mrs.
Laura Cook Corey, wife of the president
of the United States Steel Corporation.
The proposition was. in short, that W.
Ellis Corey would furnish to Ms wife un
disputed evidence that he and MaboJlc
Gilman had ceased to be anything to each
other. He would give his wife FLOOO.000.
or more than enough to make her Inde
pendent for life, and make a will naming
his son as his hoir. Instead of cutting him J
oil wiiu as ne inreatcneo some j
time ago. Mrs. Corey consented to tills
arrangement, and went with hor father-in-law
to his home in North B mil dock.
W. Ellis Corey may be at his father's
homo for Christmas dinner and a recon
ciliation, but it is not necessary front a
financial iolnt of view that ho be there
as it Is understood that Fred A. Corey
brought back to PiUMmrg a certified
chock for 51.000.00i) for Mrs. Core-, to shww
.that business was meant.
FALLING OREJCILLS EIGHT
Newport Mine Disaster Snuffs Out
Many Lives Underground.
I RON WOOD. Mich.. Doc. 2-. Eight
mon were killed today by a fall of ltt
tons of ore from a slip on the 130
foot level of the Newport mine in Iron
wood. The dead are: Jool Harm. Joan
Frank. Peter Dcraorrer. James B.
Lynch. Alexander Paroabeare, Nick
Gregovgll. Joel Lurkuer and Frank
On account of tho great danger from
drifting ore and broken timbers, sev
eral days will prolmbly elans before
all the bodies are recovered.
BOSTON GETS GOLD MEDAL
Portland Fair Fnvors Hoard or
BOSTON. Dec. 22. The award of a
gold medal to tho Boston Board of
Health by the Commissioners of the
recent World's Fair at Portland. Or..
whs announced In a latter to the board
today The exhibit vhlch the hoard
sent t the Exposition and which lias
been returned to Boston. ! illustrative
especially of tho treatment of infec
tious dlseasos as devolapej and prac
ticed by the hoalth authorities of this
Italian Settlers for Mindanao.
MANILA, Dec. 23. General Leonard
Wood has requested tho Philippine Com
mission to extend the land laws to the
districts of Zamboanga and Mindanao.
Archbishop Harty Is negotiating with the
Italian government for permission to in
duce immigration from that country to
settle in Mindanao. General W'iod is also
exerting every Influence iu an effort to
secure Mttlcrs &f lLa Horn iviac.
IL UYS URGE
Northwestern Traffic Map May
'Be Changed by New
WILL WORK IRON LANDS
New Stock Transfers Will Enable
Northern Pacific to Spend $25,
000,000 and Extend the
Line 1000 Allies.
CHICAGO. Dec 22. (Special.) The New
York correspondent of the Evening Post,
recognized its unusually well posted on
big deals on Wall street, says:
Wall street la on the lookout for an
other rearrangement of the Northwestern
railway map, and holiday "melon cuttjng"
by James J. HI1L Ever since the United
States Supreme Court put Hill's railway
trust compromise company tho Northern
Securities out of business, the great rail
way and industrial chief of the great
Northwest has been devising; plans quiet
ly to carry out some of his old Ideas
about progressive upbuilding of his terri
tory and properties.
The failure of his merger compromise
was ti great disappointment to him, and
now it is possible to state definitely a
few of the wide-reaching plans which, as
Mr. Hill said recently to some of his
backers, "will make you as much money
in the next five years as I made for my
old associates In 25 years." Mr. Hill likes
to "mako good," but he takes his own
good time. He knew the Great Northern
branch of the Northern Securities was the
possessor of valuable Iron ore lands which
one day would be developed to great profit
by his speculative friends. This property
apparently Is to bo the next means of
turning dollars into the laps of his asso
ciates. Lands for Steel Truwt.
H has been known here for some days
that leases of the lands to tho United
States Steel Corporation on a sliding roy
alty scale lacked only signatures to make
thorn offoctlva When these are completed
the Groat.Northorn land w!I be operated
on an increasingly active soale which
will not 4 per cent the flrst" year and
finally H per cent on tbe capital of the
holding company which will receive the
profits. It is Mr. Hill's plan at present to
make the remnant of his one-tlra JKO.OOO.
000 Northern Securities serve this purpose.
In order to do the right thing by his 1
financial associates he says he will dis
tribute to them any stock Issued by this
company at rock bottom figures.
Plans Go Still Farther.
Bt bis plans go still farther. The Great
XorlBrH a,,d the Northorn Pacific, until
recently held by the Northorn Securities.
are too closely associated. They liave
Jointly guaranteed $nC.o;uLfO) 4 per cent
heads, the nrooeed of the salo of n-iiioh
j went to buy the Chicago. Burlington &
, Qutocy. This road now must have a dif
ferent control, and consequently it is
planned to have it a member of the Groat
Northern family, where It originally in
tended to abide. In order to bring about
this change, tho Great Northern, North
orn Pacific and Burlington Joint 4 per
com bonds must be retired and the North
ern Pacific must be paid for Its
equity. There is a bare possibility that
the real purpose of the recent issue of
ES-KWO Great Northorn stock coincides
with that of the present needs of the new
siock. xnere is a clause in the merger
behind these bonds which stipulates that
they may be retired on six months notice
any time after January 1. 1XS. at 103 and
interest. Recently activity in the market
for bonds suggests tho Hill-Morgan inter
ests nave been buying them up with a
view of saving what can be saved of the
price between current market rates
Will Have Money Then.
"After those bonds have been re
tired and new ones issued, the North
ern Pacific will have- J25.06e.0e0 to
spend, and Mr. Hill thinks. about 1060
miles of new trackage, tapping- valu
able territory would be a good policy.
This Is net because of contracts now
under way for cxtonding- tho Chicago.
Milwaukee & St Paul to the Pacific
Coast. Tho other day in conference
with one of bis Wcstorn friends, Mr.
Hill said he would be willing- to jrive
the SL Paul the use of his Coast term
inals, 'at cost. Tor the good it will do
In developing the exports of the North
west.' When tho Northern Pacific uses
its J2.5.d00 and more for thee ex
tensions it probably will Isoue some
new stock in order to make the project
Chiefs Arc HoMilc-
HItl and Harrlman arc not wholly
reconciled to each other. According to
currcpc Wail-street Information Hill
and his banker. J. P. Morgan, think
Han-imaa's Union Pacific too good n
proposition to leave untouched. Until
only recently it was known generally
that the Union Pacific, through the
Oregon Snort Line owned a block of
the Hill stock, owned in turn through
Northern Securities. It is said here that.
Hifl and Morgan In order not to let
too many profits from their own pro
jects so over to their old enemy, have
been buying Union Pacific neally of
late. It Is even declared they expect to
get a representation on the board of
Mr. Harrlman speculates not a little.
In carrying out his projects he had to
tell some of his friends' his plans an3
the stock market accordingly got too
strong for his notions. It is said in
order to hold down speculation he sold
.mure Union Pacific stock than he should
have done If he hoped to keep control,
and that Mr. Hill and Mr. Morgan
bought. This would never do, o Mr. I
riarrjraan sold most or nis stocKs of
Hill's company he held in order to pay
for having- been caught napping- and to
bur back Union Pacific stock. In tbe
meantime Harrlman. so it is said here,
has conceived the old plan of bringing;
his road into alliance with the New
York Central and the Chicago & North
western, and try to -Induce Rockefcl
ler's St. Paul not to build to the Pa
cific Coast, but to use Union Pacific
lines. The St. Paul, however, is
branching- out and it is understood
will try to buy the Kansas City South-
era cany next year In order to set
down to the Gulf. Incidentally Mr. Hill
thinks this road the logical one for the
WTlntcr export trade and conceives
taking- over the Missouri, Kansas &
Texas. In the meantime. Wall street
Iooka forward to the official announce
ment of all these plans as fresh in
centive to increased speculation next
Ship Dollars by the Ton.
SAN ANTONIO. Tex.. Dec. 23On
million silver dollars packed in 334 boxes
and weighing 70.CD) ponnds consigned to
China passed through the port of entry
si LAreoo tocay.
CONTENTS TODAY'S PAPER
VESTERDATS Maximum temperature, SS
deg.; minimum. SO deg.
TODAY'S Occasional rain, part snow or sleet:
variable wtnc. moiUy southerly.
Rebellion at Moscow causes deadly batttes
at barricade, rage 2.
rians of rebels betrayed to Governor, who
was ready for them, rage 2.
Rumor that Cxar will make IgnatlefT dic
tator, rage 2.
Troop clear streets of St. retrroburc.
Strlk spreads slowly and many workmen
refuse to Join, rage 2.
Finland celebrates restored liberty, rage 2.
Candidates for French rresldency. rage .3.
Reyes trying Colombian conspirator. IVge S.
Franc will send fleet to Morocco. VK" 5.
Heroic rescue of drowning sailers by Au
stralian nherman. Page 5.
Fulton y all Oregon appointee will b
confirmed. Page 1.
Henry not worrying about I'uter and Me-
Klnley. Iage 13.
Hermann still trying to ilelar trial. lsr- is
Moody will make ten case against trusts.
Oregon railroads sued for rate discrimina
tion. iage z.
District Attorney Baxter defies rrestdent.
Court-martial for AnnapoMs hazer. Pago 13.
Roosevelt aim to control New York Ite-
puonean machine, rage J.
New Tork County delegation declares Wads-
wqtui second choice, rage 1.
J. JrJIW xriH cut btrn1 fc Wd.n
Seetrftltt steckhetdkrs AtA ttrfZlni&r
near lines. Pj t
Colonel Mann grilled In "Fads and Fan
cies" trial, rage 3.
Deadly riot at negro Chrtrlraas festival In
ucersia. I'aga; ZO.
New rate- of iteyal Arcanum declared Il
legal, i-agc i.
rennsylranla millionaire elope with wife of
riunmmoar. I age 3.
Jac!nc Coat. t
Steamer Portland wreck In fog In Ketchi
kan. Alaska. I'age 1.
ruler" desperate effort ta dispose of his
lorgca tana certincate. rage -I
Charles V. Galloway may run for Congress
a we rirsi uregen District en the Dem
ocratic ticket, rage 5.
Sheepmen of Umatilla County form an or
ganlratktn. rage 3.
Senator Splawa accuse Governor Mead of
tampering with the truth, rage 4.
Awards mad? at the poultry show at Al
bany, rage 4.
Miss Lulu Bex-en charged with theft of
S700Q from Oakland. Cat, postoCflce.
All-Stars will have strong football team.
Boat crews will race Christmas day. Tage 16.
Football reform has many advocates.
M--rgeI tells of his auto trip to Flagstaff.
Arix. rage 17.
Jack O'Brien's turn Is next, rage 17.
Militiamen are busy at rifle practice.
Baseball men rest for next season. Tage 17.
Commercial aad Marine.
Hop priees held strong, with light demand,
Weekly statement of New York banks I
favorable. Tage 35.
Narrow fluctuations ami firm closing In Chi
cago wheat market, rage 35.
Cured fruits dull at San Francisco, rage 33.
Stock market stands severe test during
week. I'age 33.
Captain "Jack" Iteed ran away with
launch Fox while left, unguarded by
keeper appointed by Justice Court.
Portland aad Vlcialtj.
North-bank read laya rails on renlnnuta. to
bo In readiness to cross O. It- & N. tracks.
atson hold school
Board of Control
at Vancouver and
Cees to Olympla.
Bruin order policemen to hlp In every
way specials named by Lane. I'age 24.
What Is being done to water the arid lands
of Idaho, rage 15.
Standard Oil Is at It old trick, rage l.
Report for school year given out- I'age II.
Mr. Simmons a!o of realty must stand.
ay court. Page 21.
rian for excursion to California, rage It.
Will of Mrs. II-d 1 valid, says court.
Scratching at primaries may permit one
party To ferco weak nomlness -on the
other. Page S.
Feature and ReparinirBts.
Editorial, rage 0. -Charch
announcements. Tag 31,
Classified advertisements, rages 20-2X.
Society, rages 20-27.
Music rage 27.
Dramatic. I'ages 2?-2.
Portland children look forward to Eaata
Claus. rage 30.
Rents ef business property steadily rising.
AppHed Christianity weapon In warfare on
vie, rage 32.
New York, Washington and San Francisco
letters, rage 3d.
Newell Dwlght mills sermon. Page 37.
An unsolved Christmas mystery. Pagi 3?.
American money restoring historic castle.
Donations to charity J5fi.000.O00.' race -10.
Children who could supplant Saata Claus.
rage 41. "
George II. Williams reminiscences. Page 4L
Fashions, rage 42-4X
Frederic J. faklns letter. j Paco' '44.
ChrUtmaa wreck at the Xata.Xale. Page IS.
Books, rase. 4.
Yoatbs departineat. Pare 47.
Part!- amrtariit te Bar-, Pace it.
OLD SMUGGLER A
WRECK IN ALASKA
Steamer Portland Runs Ashore
jn. Fog on Spire Island,
: " Near Ketchikan.
PASSENGERS ARE SAVED
Picturesque. Career or Vessel Built
Twenty Years Ago on North At
lantic Coast Ends on Far
1 . " Northwestern Seashore.
SEATTLE. Wash.. Dec. 23. Tho
steamer Portland went on the rocks
at Spire Island, about eight miles north
of Ketchikan. Alaska, the night of De
cember 21. A dispatch from Captain
LIndquist. master of tho vessel, states
that the steamer Is hard aground and
Is leaking- badly. He thinks she will
be a total loss. The passengers are
supposed to have been transferred to
Kcjchlkan. The Portland Is owned and
operated by the Alaska Commercial
Company, of San Francisco.
Spire Island Is a small, rocky point
In the center of Ilcvlilacgcgido Chan
nel. It is thought by marine men
that the 600 -tons of ore on board the
Portland deflected the vessel's compass
and. during- the fop;, she bore too much
to starboard and brought upon the
Island. Tugs will be started to her
rescue as soon as possible. They can
not reach her for at least three days.
The Portland Is 'one of the best
known boats on the Pacific Coast. In
July. 1S97. she arrived In Seattle from
St. Michaels, bringing the first news of
the wonderful richness of the Klon
dike, and about $700,000 In dust. In
1301 she was caught In the Ice near
the DIomcde Islands and drifted far
Into Bering Sea before being- able to
Captain LIndquist. her master. Is one
of the best authoritlos on Alaskan
waters in command of a vessel. He
has been preparing- charts of Lynn
Canal, which he was soon to have for
warded to Wcshlngton.
Among- the passengers on board was
Otarl. Davis, R well-known Seattle
man, and son of Captain Jensen,
pilot for several of the large vessels.
The Portland has bad a checkered ca
reer. She was built at Bath, Me., In 1SS3.
for Captain Compton. and christened the
Haytian Republic. Her maiden trip on a
regular schedule wan between San Fran
cisco and Seattle. In 1SSS, and since that
time she has furnished material for many
startling tales of the sea. Before coming
to the Pacific she was seized for carrying
contraband of war. but was released. Then
she met with a collision, the marks of
which were still visible when she came
to the Pacific Coast.
In 1SS8 she was brought around the Horn
to be used In the cannery Interests, but
J proved too large, and was soon laid up.
I She was then used for a short time as an
opposition boat between San Francisco and
Seattle, and In June, 1S32. was chartered
by Dunbar. Blum & Thompson, of this
city, to carry freight between Vancouver
and iuget Sound ports and the Columbia
itiver. m reality, contraband Chinamen
and opium constituted the most profitable
part oi ner cargoes.
When the big smuggling ring was finally
exposed; the steamer was taken to Port
land and sold by the Government to Sut-
iuu oc xiceoc tor it,iw. sne was ex
tensively repaired and renamed the Port
land. Sutton & Beebe sold her to Snn
Francisco parties, who placed her In the
Coast coal trade. She was caught In the
same storm that sent the Kcweenah and
Monserrat to the bottom, but escaped by a
miracle and pat Into Victoria for re
Her dimensions are: Length. 191.5 feet:
f.-itut, ieci; oeptn. jj.z rcet. She reg
Istera 5S tons net.
NEW MERGER IS FORMED
Xcw York Capitalist Will Join All
City Traction Iilncs.
NEW TORK. Dec. 2X-Tho Times to
morrow will say:
j. x: Morgan r Co., h. H. Rogers, of
th Standard Oil Company, and several
otner nnanciors not heretofore Identified
with the local traction situation It was
learned yesterday, have been associated
with August Belmont &. Co. and tho cap
italists interested In the InterbomnpH
Rapid Transit Company. In the merger of
.-j a uwuun lines, cievaied. sur
face and underground. Edward IL Harrl
man has been 'concerned in the negotia
tions, at least as a friendly adviser to
Mr. Belmont. Whether ho Is to acquire
an interest In the new concern could' not
be ascertained yesterday.
The consolidation of the traction com
panies. It was further learned, has been
brought about by a morger of the Ryan
Interests with tho Inter borough Rapid
Transit Company rather than by the pos
sessing of the latter by tho Morgan-Rogers-Belmont
group. Payment to Ryan for
his interest In the Metropolitan Securities
Company and its control In the lines will
probably be made in stock of a new hold
ing company that Is to be organised
rather than in cash. '
Walter J. Ookman. president of the
Hudson Companies and a director In the
Interborough Rapid Transit Company
y111. apromlnent factor In the consoll
daUon. Through the Hudson Companies
!l,Pe.nns,yvan,a a!road becomes indi
rectly Interested in the traction merger.
TJTsTIMATU3r OF EMPLOYERS
Boss Printers Say TItcy Will Xcvcr
Concede Closed Shop.
CHICAGO, Dec. S. Any possibility of
surrender of Typothctae printing shops to
the Typographical Union. January 1. was
removed when the following notice was
posted In 2S of the strike-bound establish
ments: "To allay any aperehenton or fears
on the part of our co m peir-rpont em
ployes as to our position on tbe open stoop
aiir jum- if (no
members of the Chicago Typothetae re
iterate that our shops will be conducted
as open shops after January 1, IMS, 54
hours constituting a week's work, and
that under no circumstances will we en
tertain any propositions from Typograph
ical Union No. 16 to the contrary.
"AH employes Jn our service are hereby
assured of permanent positions as long
as they continue to fulfill their duties
UNITE AGAINST WOKK3LEN.
3Ictal Trades Seek Combination to
Ilcslst Their Demands.
NEW YORK. Dec. 2X-That the mem
bers of the National Metal Trades Asso
ciation are seeking to bring the 5000. em
ployers throughout tho country together,
so that they will be able to meet the dc
jnands of their 230.CW workmen, was in
dicated today when the executive com
mittee or the New York Metal Trades
Association was requested to consider the
proposition to- affiliate with the National
body, which will meet on the second
Thursday In January. If the New York
employers Join the Metal Trades Associa
tion, cmployera In Chicago. CleVeland,
Cincinnati. Boston. Buffalo and St. Louis,
it is said, will do likewise.
Henry C Hunter, secretary of the New
York Metal Trades Association. Issued
this statement today: "Tho open shop
system is now general 1n the boiler and
blacksmith trades. A demand of the
blacksmiths for the renewal of the trade
agreement has been Ignored by the em
ployes. I do not know whether or not
the demand for the closed shop will be
made next year, but the open shop ha3
coma to stay."
CAN NOT CHANGE RATES
ARCANUM COUNCIL HAS NO RIGHT,
Controversy Threatening; Life of Order
la Unded by Deelnloa of Supreme
NEW YORK, Dec. 23. (Special.)
Justice Gaynor In the Brooklyn Su
preme Court handed down a decision
today that will probably put an end to
the controversies that havo threatened
ihe disorganization of the Royal Ar
canum for many months. He held that
the supreme council of the Royal Ar
canum has no right to increase the as
sessments or change the rates under
which its members arc admitted to the
benefits of the order. Though his deci
sion Is vastly important and affects
hundreds of thousands of members of
the Royal Arcanum, It 13 very brief.
Justice Gaynor's decision reads:
"The acts complained of, which In
crease the assessments, are void, for the
reason that they change the contract
of tne members with the organization.
I if I add.nothing to what I have said
in the case of Lang-am vs. the American
Legion of Honor on the same head."
ROME. N. Y. Dec 23. When told of
the decision of Justice Gaynor. of
Brooklyn, in the case of Mock vs. the
Supreme Council of the Royal Ar:a
num. Supreme Regent Howard C- Wig
gins, of this city, said that an appeul
would be taken as soon as possible.
HAMILTON SENDS ACCOUNT
Full Particulars or Lobbying Ex
penses of New York Iiife.
NEW YORK. Dec. 23. John C. Mc
Call. secretary of the New York Life
Insurance Company and son of Presi
dent McCall, returned from Europe to
day on the steamer Lorraine. Mr. Mc
Call went to Paris to seo Andrew Ham
ilton, to whom the New York Life In
surance Company advanced hundreds
of thousands of dollars. Mr. McCall's
mission was either to Induce Mr. Ham
ilton to return to the United States and
testify before the legislative Insurance
investigating committee or secure an
accounting of the money advanced,
this accounting to be given to the com
mittee. Mr. Hamilton sent a statement
by Mr. McCall, his health being such
that his physician ordered him not to
return at present.
Concerning his mission, Mr. McCall
"I have a report from Judgp Hamil
ton giving a detailed and explicit
statement of bis matters and of the
work performed by him while In
charge of the legislative and legal bu
reau of the New York Life Insurance
Company In the United States and Can
ada during the past 10 years. I can
not give details of the report until the
document Is first presented to the spe
cial committee of the board of trustees,
recently appointed. With "the consent
of the special committee, I shall sub
sequently present Judge Hamilton's
statement to the insurance Investigat
ing committee. I can give no other or
further particulars of Judge Hamil
ton's very voluminous statement, for
the reasons stated."
Itcfuscs Vandlvcr's Bequest.
NEW YORK, Dec 20. It was an
nounced today that the request o.f Su
perintendent of Insurance W. S- Vandl
ver, of Missouri, that the New York
Life Insurance Company furnish him a
list of the company's policy-holders re
siding In Missouri has been denied.
The request was sent to President Mc
Call. of the New York Life, who made
the denial. Superintendent Vandlver
asked for the list at the request of a
convention of policy-holders which was
hold In St. Louis. Mr. Vandiver said
the names were to be used In carrying
out the theory of a purely mutual or
ganization. CUPID PLAYS MORE PRANKS
31Iss Crlttcn and Kentucky Congress
man Announce Engagement.
NEW YORK. Dec. 23.SpecIaI.)
Not alone in fixing the destinies of
Alice Roosevelt and Congressman
Nicholas Longworth did little Dan
Cupid prove himself a really more Im
portant personago than Uncle Sum
himself on the political Junketing trip
of Secretary Taft to the Philippinea
last bummer. The god of love also
settled the fate of two other hearts In
the Taft party.
It was announced today that pretty
Miss MIgnon Crltten. MIs Roosevelt's'
girl chum, has been betrothed to Con
gressman Joseph Swager Sheriey, of
Kentucky, tne warm friend of Mr.
Longworth. anil his roommate on the
voyage which saw each made hanov
because cf winning the girl of his
Meaning of Fight on
Will ORGANIZE FOR VICTORY
Aim to Carry State for Presi
dent and Congress.
MAY DICTATE SENATORS
Leaders In Empire State Foresee
Boosevclt.ns Gandidatc In 1912
With Whole Machine Un
der Ills Control.
WASHINGTON. Dec 23. (Special.)
What has been conjecture as to the fu
ture status of President Roosevelt In tho
party management of New York State
has now become profound conviction
among the Empire State leaders now
here. That he is to become the militant
head of his party In that commonwealth
Is now held by them to be without ques
tion. As a man prominent In the party
councils of the state said today:
"The President I? studiously avoiding
the. nominal relation, but he cannot get
away from the actual realities of tha
case. There was no man In all New York
State powerful enough to crush Odell but
Roosevelt, and It was 'up to him to do It.
"Starting 4rj to clean the Augean stables
and to smash Odclllsm. it was evident
that the President would have to assume
the leadership dc facto, it not nominally."
Will Soon Control State.
The Empire State Republicans size up
the situation thus:
If the present favorable prospects for
the election of Wadsworth as Speaker
of the Aspambly .materialize, the Presi
dent will havo loyal supRQrjcra.ittcontrol
of every essential political branch ln the
State except the State Central Commit
tee, and that Is bound to follow. He will
have, first, the county committee of New
York, which will give him Manhattan
and cause Brooklyn to fall Into line; sec
ond, the warm support of the State Exec
utive through Governor Hlggitts, with all
that It means In the way of political In
fluence; third, the co-operatlon of a
friend In the Speaker's chair In the As
sembly with all that his position brings.
These benefits are Immediate and will ,
have Important bearing ,upon the next
state convention, which will reorganize
the state committee and choose a chair
man In place of Odell.
Work for Victory Next Year.
This authority has it that Roosevelt
will go after Odcll's scalp with all the
vigor of his nature. Conceding that the
President will soon be in possession of
this paramount influence In New York
Republican politics, the politicians are
asking: What will he do with It? The
answer of his friends Is that he will use
It for the upbuilding of his party in his
state and the strengthening of the Re
publican prospects for a victory in the
Gubernatorial and Congressional elections
Can Name Two Senntors.
It Is not overlooked, however, that
there will be some valuable personal
compensations. If he chose to exert It.
he would undoubtedly have the power to
swing the New York delegation to the
next National convention, assuming that
he was bound up In the Presidential as
pirations of a friend. He will be in a
position to name the successors of Sena
tors Piatt and Depew and this privilege
may be valuable to him at the closo of
his Presidential term. Tho opinion is fre
quently expressed that Mr. Roosevelt
will keep In the public eye, for, while im
plicit reliance must be placed In his dec
laration that he would refuse a third
term, there Is nothing to prevent him
from "'laying off" four years and then
coming up for nomination.
WADSWORTH SECOND CHOICE
New York Countj- Proposes Agnew If
lie Will Bun.
NEW YORK. Dec 23. While formally
adopting a resolution in support of As
semblyman James W. Wadsworth, Jr.,
for Speaker of the Assembly, the Repub
lican members from New York County,
at a conference of the Assemblymen
elected on the Republican and Municipal
Ownership tickets, tonight brought for
ward tentatively a candidate from New
York County in the person of George B.
Agnew from the Twenty-seventh Assem
bly District. . Mr. Agnew was nominated
by Assemblyman Stanley, who declared
that, as New York County's candidate, ha
would go Into the Republican caucus at
Albany with 40 votes pledged.
Mr. Agnew would not consent tonight
to stand as a candidate, withholding his
decision until he could consult with his
friends and U"st the sentiment among the
Republicans of New York County. Mr.
Agnew himself intruduced the resolution
indorsing Mr. Wadsworth. Several oth
ers who voted for the resolution did so
with the reservation that, if Mr. Agnew
would stand as a candidate, their sup
port would be thrown to him. Three of
those present refused to vote at all on
the resolution, desiring not to express
any preference between Messrs. Wads
worth and Merritt. but contending that
New York County should have a can
didate. Eleven of the 16 Republican and Muni
cipal Ownership Assemblymen were pres
ent. At the conclusion of the conference
(Concluded en 3.)
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