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VOLUME 13, NUMDEU 27
A Washington dispatch to tlio Now
York Tribune says: Tho president's
caddy lias told what Mr. Wilson says
when ho makes a poor golf stroke.
Ho exclaims, "Tut, tut!" Robert
Minmott Taylor, 14 years old, has
cuddled for tho president over since
ho Jolnod tho Washington Country
blub. Ho thinks tho president, with
more oxporionco, will bo a "regular
golfer." Young Taylor saysr "Tho
last tlmo tho president came to tho
links ho struck tho ball and it rolled
to tho very edgo of tho holo, hung
there for a second, whilo it whirled
around, and then stood still. I
snoaked ovor near tho president. I
know what thoy generally say when
such a thing happons on tho course.
Tho president looked very peeved.
Ho oponod his lips to say something.
1 pricked up my ears to hoar what ho
was going to say. 'Tut, tut!' said
tho prosidont. That was all."
An Associated Press dispatch says:
A sweeping investigation of the
lobbying charges mado by Martin M.
Mulhall, involving members of the
houso, will bo authorized by the
house. After two hours of boated
discussion tho houso referred tho
matter to tho rules committee, with
instructions to report out a resolu
tion giving tho committee broad in
quisitorial powers to probe tho mat
tor. Chairman Henry called a meeting
of the rules committee to begin the
work of framing tho resolution. Tho
question of appointing a committee
to act in conjunction with tho senate
lobby committee will bo taken up,
and Senator Overman and other
members of the senate committeo
will bo consulted. If a separate
houso committee is decided on an
attempt will bo made to reach an
agreement with tho senate committee
to divido the subject matter of the
inquiry with tho idea of allowing the
houso to probe sueh matters as con
cern its own members.
Resolutions of inquiry were pre
sented by Representative Sherley of
Kentucky, ono of the members listed
by Colonel Mulhall as "easy in
fluenced" and who declared he did
not know Mulhall, and Representa
tive Nolan of California. During
tho discussion on the floor it was
made apparent that tho proposed in
vestigation may extend not only to
tho activities of the national associa
ion of manufacturers, but to those
of. labor agents, temperance associa
tion representatives and all others
who have interested themselves in
When the houso convened an out
break of pleas of "not guilty" to the
Mulhall charges began. Representa
tive Shirley declared that if the Mul
hall charge meant that he had been
influenced in any way it was a "ma
licious, wanton, deliberate lie."
Republican Leader Mann, in a
spirited speech said it was impera-
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tive that the houso proceed at once
to defend itself.
Mr. Mann asked the rules commit
tee to draw a broad resolution.
"While we are going into this na
tional association of manufacturers"
ho said, "let's investigate tho other
side of this matter the labor end.
Lot us find out about the temperance
organizations, the labor unions and
the others who have been interested
in legislation. before this house."
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A dispatch to the Philadelphia
Public Ledger says: How copious
and uninterrupted has been the flow
of patronage in the posto.fllce depart
ment under the management of Post
master Burleson forms the substance
of a press notice given out recently.
In four months, according to the
story, the postmaster general has ap
pointed 7530 postmasters of all
grades, practically all the appointees,
except some civil service, fourth-class
men being democrats. This is at the
rate of 1882 a month, or 162 a day.
When Postmaster General Burleson
took hold he found 1800 vacancies of
the presidential class on hand, whicb
number in the last four months has
increased to 2400. These presiden
tial offices he disposed of at the rate
of 16 a day, including Sundays and
holidays, and now there remain to be
filled only 471 vacancies in the presi
dential class. Of the fourth-class
postoffices there have been 5,600 va
cancies, and these have been filled
at the rate of 46 a day. The demo
cratic senate has shirked its share
of this work, having confirmed, up.
to date, 1111 presidential post
masters. A peculiar thing about the situa
tion is that 471 postmasterships of
the three presidential classes virtu
ally have gone begging. Not that
there are not plenty of applicants for
these, hut the senators and repre
sentatives who chose the men and
women to fill them have made no
recommendation in any of the 471
cases,, and the president will be privi
leged to fill the vacancies.
In Pennsylvania there are 39 poli
tical postoffices unfilled because the
democratic representatives have not
recommended anybody to fill them.
There are 74 fourth-class offices in
Pennsylvania to be filled by exami
nation and 45 by postoffice in
spectors. In other nearby states the exist
ing vacancies in presidential post
offices which havo not been filled be
cause democratic congressmen have
neglected to make recommendations
are as follows:
New Jersey, 16; Connecticut, 5;
and Massachusetts, 20.
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President Wilson has appointed as
American ambassador to Austria
Hungary, Frederick C. Penfield, of
When tho democratic tariff cau
cus defeated Senator Hitchcock's
amendment to put a graduated in
come tax on tobacco production, the
Nebraska senator withdrew from
the caucus In order that he might be
able- to flght for the amendment on
tho floor of the senate.
Forty democratic senators stood
up in party caucus July 7 and de
clared their intention to vote for tho
tariff revision bill as Anally ap
proved by the caucus. The Associ
ated Press report of the caucus says:
Two senators, Ransdell and Thorn
ton of Louisiana, stated that they
would not make such promise be
cause of the proposal to place sugar
on the free list in. 1916. Senator
Hitchcock of Nebraska and Culber
son of Texas were absent, but both
are known to bo in favor of the bill.
This gives the democrats forty-nine
votes for the bill, or a slender ma-
(Continued on Pag0 14.)
PACIFIC MERGER PfjAX KX)pi
Following is an Associated Pro
dispatch: St. Paul, June 30S
Federal Judges Wallace II. Sanborn
William C. Hook and Walter "'
Smith, sitting as the district court of
the United States for the district or
Utah late today approved tie plan
agreed upon by Attorney GeiS
McReynolds and attorneys for t hi
Union Pacific railroad ami the
mous Union Pacific-Southern pJL
merger, known as the great Ihwl
man combine, practically caiuo to an
The decree signed today will be
come effective with its filing in the
federal court at Salt Lake City Utah
which probably will take place next
Wednesday or Thursday.
With the handing down of the
final decree years of litigation came
to an end, the first suit of the gov
ern to dissolve the merger having
been filed at Salt Lake City in 1D08.
The decision today came as a sur
prise. There was a brief hearing
this morning, at which the govern
ment was represented by C. Carroll
Todd, special assistant to the attor
ney general, and the road by N. II
Loomis and H. W. Clarke. Then
the court took the case under advisp-
jnent, a number of times calling In
the respective attorneys to question
them further concerning the plan,
but there was no hint that a decree
would be given.
Shortly before 4 o'clock Judge
Sanborn, who presided, called in tho
attorneys and announced that tho
court had decided to enter a final
decree, approving the plan as pre
sented by the attorney general and
the road's counsel, with practically
but one exception.
This exception was the naming of
Louis C. Krauthoff of New York city
as a commissioner of tho court to
see that the letter and spirit of the
plan is carried out. The court also
directed him to report to it from
time to time.
In brief the plan, which had the
approval of President Wilson, pre
sented by the attorney general and
counsel for the road and approved
by the court, provides that the Union
Pacific shall exchange $38,000,000
of its $126,000,000 holdings in the
Southern Pacific for the Pennsylva
nia railroad's entire holdings in the
Baltimore and Ohio, virtually an
equal amount; that the remaining
$88,000,000 shall be sold to tho
general public through the Central
Trust company of New York; that
no present stockholders in the Union
Pacific, continuing as such, may buy
any of the Southern Pacific stock so
sold; that the transaction shall be
gin Nov. 1, 1913, and if not com
pleted by Jan. 1, 191C, tho court
should direct the disposition of an
Southern Pacific stock remaining
By its decision the court disre
garded the desire of the attorney
general that final decision be witn
held for the interposing of objections
by interested parties. This portion
of tho attorney general's plan ww
opposed by Mr. Loomis at tho uear
ing today as unfair to the road.
The attorney general ls "a"
asked in this connection that tnere
be publication of the plan as in tu
American Tobacco company case
calling the attention of in eresteu
parties so that objection might do
made, but this also was overruled
the court. ,. nU,nnn
"We deem a decree of dissolution
more necessary at present than u
other action," said Judge Sanborn,
after' announcing the decree.
The government, however, in
plan approved, expressly stlpu iott
that should any illegal conditio""
arise from tho exchange f BC, 8
either under existing or futur la
or future interpretation by the coun
of present statutes, the governmen
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