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This Day in Omaha
Thirty Twenty Tea Tears Are
The Omaha SuHday Bee
VOI XU NO. 35.
OMAHA, SUNDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 18, 1912. SIX SEOTIOS-FTFTY-SIX PAOESL
SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS.
, RYAfS OFFICE
Government Stenographer! Over
: hear Conference Among Offi
cer! of Iron Worken.
WAS THERE SEVERAL WEEKS
Wire ii Run to Offioe in Another
COHVERSATIOKS ARE BECORDED
Instrument Watched Carefully Since
Arreiti Were Hide.
0517 DISCOVERED YESTERDAY
District Attorney Sends Agents to
Remore it at Once.
IEOIEITNER SERIOUSLY ILL
Wile ot Member ( Irea workers'
EimllTt Board Coaflaed la
Dnf Jail Says He' Maa
INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. Il.-Th fact
that for days the government ha had a
,Iltctagraph In tha otflca of th Interna
tional Association of Bridge and Struc
tural Iron Workers bera and hu taken
reports of conversations of President
Frank M. Ryan and others la connection
(with, the dynamite conspiracy became
Government agent this afternoon, attar
Rearing that tha Iron workers aftlelala
over aware of tha dictagraph's presence,
Jentered Ryan's offlca and took out tha
Instrument, which had bean attached to
(the and of a drawer In his desk. Ryan
declared ha did not know that his eon
NversaUons were being overheard,
' Assistant District Attorney Clarence
BSlchols admitted that tha lnatrument had
een in Ryan'a offlca for weeks and that
It had been placed there by government
Menu at night.
Conversations Are Recorded.
I Tha wires from the dlatagraph were
Connected with a down town office away
front tha federal building and two stenog
raphers recorded what was said by
Ryan and his associates, particularly
since tha arreata of tha men for alleged
aompllclty In ths dynamite conspiracy. .
Teday a stenographer reported aha had
heard a woman's voice aver the dicta
en, X guoes tney are Hearing now
whatever wa say.'t
Thia convinced Mr. Nichols that the
iron workers were awara of tha dicta
graph and agents were sent to recover
It Is said the government has reports of
ronveraatlona between Ryan, Second Vice
President Herbert & Hockln and John T.
Butler, first vies president and their at
torneys. Matas of Weetera Cases.
QueMlons concerning tha removal for
arraignment here on March 11 of men on
the racific coast indicted In the dyna
mite conspiracy were considered by Dis
trict Attorney Charles W. Miller today.
8lx of the fifty-four Indicted men are
either In prison or In custody In tha west
Of these tha McNamara brothers, now
In San Quentln prison In California, and
Ortie McManlgsl. now In custody of ths
Los Angeles authorities, are not consid
ered. McManigal will not be brought
here for arraignment, but will be called
s a government witness for the trials,
robsMy in May.
E. A. Clancy and Olaf A. Tveitmoe,
labor leaders In San Francisco, and J. E.
Munray of Salt bake City, Utah, are to
ta brought here for arraignment If it
does not conflict with their status under
Indictments, returned against them In
Lesrlefltaer Has Taberealoelo.
DENVER, Feb. lT.-Mrs. Henry W.
Legleiuier, whose husband Is held in the
county Jail for removal to Indianapolis to
answer aa indictment charging him with
being connected with the dynamite con
spiracy, would take her husband's place
la lail If ha could be free.
"HU health Is broken, ha will dla in
that Jail. He has tuberculosis and If he
Is to Uva ha must havs good wholesome
food," sha said today. "That lifelong
devotion of my husband to tha causa of
union labor-flKbtlng Its battles and
championing its every causa has brought
me and my family nothing but sorrow,
svant and disgrace at the end."
Legleitner cams hers from Pittsburgh,
la., tor his health last November.
Coming and Going in Omaha i$C8M I
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Important change In temperature.
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WINS BIG PBIZE
Local Editor Sncceufnl Designer
of Trademark for the City
COMMITTEE HAS HARD TASK
Nearly Eight Haaarea Dealgaa Are
Scat la to Mark Omaha-Made
Csods Prlao $B0O Worth
Penn P. Fbdrea, editor of tha Omaha
Trade Exhibit, has been announced the
winner among 7M contestants of tha
trademark design contest of tha Omaha
Mr. Fodrea's design, shown In another
column of this paper, will become the
property and trademark of tha Omaha
Manufacturers association and will be
nssd by ths manufacturers on their mer
chandise, stationery and advertising mat
ter. Its presence on a package of mer
chandise will be a guarantee of quality
to tha consumer.
The prise of tha winner will be M0
worth of Omaha-mads goods, contributed
by members of tha association, ranging
from a tent to a box of crackers. All
these goods, It ll said, cannot be crowded
Into a atngle .wagon. As Mr. Fodrea Is a
married man with a horns most of the
articles will "coma in handy."
The committee selected ths winning de
sign by number and did not themselves
know who the contestant was until after
ward. It Is not considered strange that
an Omaha man 'won, as 2M of tns designs
submitted were from Omaha. Twenty
three states and Canada submitted de
signs, as follows:
Nebraska Kttldsho I
Iowa ..... KlOhlo
Kansas ........... aoconnectkut . 1
L'oiorado ......m zaKentuuky ......... 1
South Dakota KMIchlgan 1
Illinois New Mexico 1
Missouri .......... S Pennsylvania 1
Montana 'Tennessee 1
Wromlnc TTexaa 1
Minnesota awashlngton 1
Indiana Wlaconaln I
Oklahoma eX'annda I
Woman Seizes House
NEW YORK, Feb. 17.-Poesesston of the
late Edwin Hawley'a town bouse In East
Sixth street was taken today by Miss
Margaret Cameron, his ward, who long
presided over the railroad man's city
and country establishments, emortly after
her arrival the report became current
that sha had lost no time In making
known her Intention to stay and claim
tha property by virtue of papers (he
These documents. Miss Cameron in
formed members of tha Hawley family,
showed her to be entitled not only to
the town house, but to the lets finan
cier's country place at Babylon, I I.,
tha furnishings of tha two mansions and
enough to maintain them.
Miss Cameron la credited with having
communicated all this Information over
tha telephone to a representative of the
family and to have added that sha had
engaged counsel to push her claims,
which under her attorneys' opinion could
bo made effective through tha papers In
British Coal Miners
Are Ready to Strike
LONDON. Feb. 17.-The acutenesa of
tha crisis In the British coal trade Is
emphasised by the prohibitive rata of
Mt per cent asked by Lloyds on Insur
ance against a' national strike.
Both sides In the contest are making
every preparation for war. Tha colliery
owners are Insuring not only tha col
lieries but their private resldenceo as
well against damage. No fewer than
Ms,on miners already have banded their
notices to quit work In thirteen days
HUNDRED CHILDREN OF
STRIKERS SENT TO NEW YORK
UAWKKNCE. Maaa. Feb. tZ. A
AQ2a)bsBrtllf 1008 tlaaB JOS f h'3t'f las. Uleat
second parry sent by Baa strtttag tstntOe
workers nun ill Ira oat of the atata ta aa
endeavor to creata srwasathr far Oit
mam. left km saoar ssr 3Cw
wTaero xhn sarra sssg gsras vfi
i sains vBst eTafTasnsnx ssasBTsss aw9 oaf-
-i m- was nrarasrate-sl ssr tan Twang
enrasBEd ha a anxatS inrr anansl ths arx
a iMinw jssrtr eg JhsUf 1 Jhas TT1 i
dnsa ht Sss eaw 1st Xsnrar. Tt,
The National Capital
tatarday, Febraary IT, 111.
Not In session. Meets Monday ! p. ra.
Further protests to finance committee
against tariff reductions In steel bill.
Women's Christian Temperance union
delegation argued tor prohibition of in
terstaae liquor shipment before Judiciary
committee while a Germ an-American
delegation opposed the bill prohibiting.
Chrneee delegation from New York
urged Immediate recoinltion of republic
of China before foreign relations com
mittee. Pomerene bills of lading bill was sd
vocsted before Interstate Commerce oom
Met st noon.
Representative Henry In sensational
speech attacked Wall street money power
and demanded Inquiry Into "black-band
methods of financial mafia,'
Hard wick "Sugar trust" Investigating
committee submitted unanimous report
stating monopoly keeps up price of sugar.
Made no recommendation.
War department expenditures commit
tee may inquire into suspension retire
ment of Adjutant General Ainsworth
Agreement reached to begin debate on
chemical tariff revision bill MeDdar.
Representative Dire Introduced bill pro
posing Illiteracy teat for Immigrants.
Bitter personal attacks on Representa
tive Hobaon made by Representative Hay
and Representative Fltagerald for bis
criticism for srmy reorganisation schema
Omnibus civil war claims approbation
Mil, carrying tt.Mti.OOo, passed.
Oeneral Ainsworth subnoensed to ap
pear Monday betore War department ex
penditures committee in connection wtta
Mator Ray csee. r
Reeoletion requiring secretary of war
to produoe all correspondence in Ainsworth-Wood
controversy introduced by
Bill to restore American clltmumlp
upon American women who marry for
eigners Introduced by Representative
YOTE TO BfflD DELEGATES
Secretary Cnrrie Sayi Taft Dele
gates Are Willing;.
NO KEED OF MAT? TICKETS
Maay Retaraa Betas; Received fross
Taft Petitions Seat Oat by Cass
salttee Cottoa Files for
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Feb. I7.-8peclal.-Spsaklng
of the proposal that all of tha candidates
for delegate to the republican national
convention pledge themselves to vote for
the candidate who receives tha highest
number of votes in tba preferential pri
mary. Secretary Curria of tha Taft league
said today that it had always bean the
understanding that such would be the
case and that the Idea was not a new
one. It is tha present Intention when
the delegates named by ths friends of
President Taft file their acceptance of
the petitions In tha secretary of state's
office that they accompany It with a
statement to that effect.
In regard to the claim made by the
La Follette people that only one set of
delegates Is necessary and only one would
have been named but for the action of
Mr. Taft's frlende in naming a set of
delegates It is recalled that tba La Fol
lette organisation was ths first . one
formed In thisestate and that Its avowed
purposs was to put Into tha field a set
of delegates favorable to tha Wisconsin
Taft Petitions Come la.
Mr. Currle la receiving many returns
from tha petitions sent out to place the
Taft ticket on the primary ballot and
Indications are It will be ready for filing
with the secretary of state in oven lees
time than anticipated. It Is, of course
a cxaaslderabla task to get such work
done where so many people In so many
different sections ft the state must be
depended on to d tha work. Ra ports
already received, however, are axoep
tlonaiiy encouraging that too petition
when filed will be a repieoeiusllie one
of the republican voters of the stata.
C J. Collins of Orant county has filed
as a democrat caadldsto for reprceenta
Uva. William Cottoa of York, a farmer isiis
ber of tba state leertelatnre and tor years
engaged In too stilling bwatneas at that
the race) as a randsdslo fsr
TAFT WINS DELEGATES
IN CUMMINS DISTRICT
B0CXWKLI. CTTT. aa. Teas. ZL-JmaB-deat
Talk weal srfeat a eftstaad hr ate
flits la Jo a a bbbisMs wttasry tsra
j sj.ui jjs fiaus psBBBBrsBBrn CaAsBBn country
ewsaaaaaa. Bo wSJ sans) arsBrtT-fass aeao
ashai east esT Aa MP ts ghat iiisani ens--seaaTssa,
vfatnfa Is ass sa masts ag hi
win tsnat asthd rVlasiatsiia a fan am
CongTMimen Hay and Fitzgerald
Reient Attacks on the
HOBS05 FRUITED CHARGES
Rosaarks Directed Agalaet MlUtary
Affaire Cweamlttoo la Ortlelal
Raesrd Are Baals of ths
WASHINGTON. Feb. II. -Bitter per.
sons! attack on Represantatlvs Richmond
P. Hobaon were made en tha floor of tha
house today by two of his democratic col
leagues. Representative Hay of Virginia,
chairman of tha military affairs commit
tee, and Represantatlvs Fltsgsrald of Now
York, chairman of tba appropriation com
Remarks Inserted In tha Congressional
Rsoord, but not uttered on the floor, di
rected against these two members formed
tha basis for tha attack.
Mr, Fttagerald told tha house that ha
had called at Mr. Hobson's otflca to re
quest him to be present to hear person.
ally tha attack ha proposed to make noon
him, but Mr. Hobaon had left tba city.
. "The gentleman - from - Alabama ex
plained his abasnca from tha house by
WOOING OF MISS DEMOCRACY
Gridiron Club Devotes Attention to
MUCH SPORT WITH CANDIDATES
Demoeratls Presidential Rasalaatloa
Theses tor Macs. Jest at Mid.
winter Dinner of Ksws
paper Men's Clan,
" WASHINGTON, Feb. ff.-MIss Demoo
racy was ths bells of tha midwinter din
ner of the Gridiron club tonight, while
members disguised to represent tha sev
eral candidates for ths democratic presi
dential nomination entertained with their
wooing a distinguished company. Includ
ing President Taft, snms of the candi
dates In person, prominent members of
commas of all factions and guests from
a number of states.
Festivities began as usual with the
biasing up of ths red and white lights
of ths Immense gridiron over the head
of ths presiding officer, and from that
moment until the diners were dismissed
to the strains of "Tha Song that Touched
My Heart, candidates of ths demo
cratic faith were continually In evidence.
They appeared as Judges of election,
members of a court of honor, as Robin
Hood's band of lusty outlaws snd aa
contenders In a steeplechase. Ths situa
tion wss enlivened occasionally py a few
republican progressives and regulars
saying he had a meeeage to-eettrsr To thr breaking In upon ths dominant and In
people." said Mr. Fitagsrald. "It ha
ehooses to accept his compensation as a
representative and spend his tlma deliv
ering messages for pay from tha Chau
tauqua platform, that Is bis privilege."
Representative Hay said ha fait called
upon to repudiate on behalf of the mili
tary affairs committee the "cowardly in
sinuations" contained In Representative
Hobson's criticisms of tha army reorgani
in Convention at
GRET3NV1LLB, Tenn, Fsb. U.-War-rlng
factions la tha first congressional
district of Tennessee precipitated a gen
eral fight when the republican convention
attempted to organise hers this afternoon.
Supporters of Congressman Sells, who
seeks re-electionv refused to recognise a
chairman named by adherents of U. D.
Massey, who opposes Mr. Sella A general
battle ensued. Chairs were used for wea
pons and pistols ware flourished.
The combat began when the district
committee controlled by the Massey
adherent a. named Adam S. Bowman for
convention chairman. When Bowman
mounted tha platform, a surging mob of
Sells protagonists advanced to tha front
of tba convention hall and attempted to
sweep him out of ths place.
Wielding chairs, a phalanx of Bells
men beat Bowman about tha head, then
they drew pistols as friends of Massey
resisted ejection of Bowman.
Bowman stuck to his post while blood
streamed from wounds In his head, he
shouted for "order." Hoots and cat calls
drowned his voice.
In tba midst of the fighting, Mr. Sells
appeared and brought about a semblance
Clark's Friends Claim
OKLAHOMA CTTT. Okl.. Feb. 17.-
Clalming two thirds of the delegates to
next week's democratic convention, who
are being elected at county conventions
today. Champ Clark's supporters this
morning predicted that Oklahoma would
send a delegation to Baltimore solid for
the speaker. Ths county conventions fun;
alsh ths first real test of strength tn this
stata among tha democrat candidates for
Oovarnor Wilson's suppoitais assert tha
claims of ths Clark supporters win sot he
borne oat by retaraa.
Clark adherents bare ewnhsd thahr
cvwiniy oetreatttleess oaaapaaga ssr aBaexflc
lusoaUlosai aa favor of tha MuseBsrlBao.
WUaoa workers hare nniilindid Umsd
sehrae to rsmpaiarnlng for srotnaVTactsd
STANDARD OH. PLANT
AT DENISON UL, SEIZED
VKXmoX. leu Fefa TT rap HI TrJo-graaBL-TBBt
arssBlird OBI pass km was
ossssd Tjds vjorxffnsj ess writ ef sgzacs
meag aaad The etry anal BBBTfevDBhBsr towns
wTmmm satiric' a a raaxas
Of a -BBSBBBBSl JBDfll Mld gSBBBS 7 B ags.
alstent democratic candidates,
Louis Garths of ths Baltimore Amer
ican was initiated as president of ths
olub and wss subjected to a grilling
cross-examination by ten presidential
candidates In order to teat Ma iitneea
Champ Clark wsnted to know of Mr.
Oarthe whether he favored tearing down
custom houses' snd annexing Canada;
La Follette asked what he would think
of "Ood's patient poor biting a piece
out of a fat corporation every day;"
while Oscar Underwood put his question
Into rhyme, thus:
if I cut steel and steel cuts ma,
Can 1 cut ioe aa a nominee? 1
Tha answer was: "Not If Mr. Bryan
sees you first."
To the "Gentlemen's Court of Honor
was left tha reply to Wood row Wilson's
query: "Is ths Schoolmaster Abroad
Safer Than at Home?" Harmon's pa
thetic appeal, "Running for a real presi
dent, which would you rather have:
Cleveland's blessing, Bryan's curse or an
Ohio candidate against you?" brought
forth ths comfortless answer, "My can
didate is not running In Ohio.',
Tha Gridiron club permits Its guests to
share In ths fun attending the Initiation
of a new member and there was no excep
tion tonight when M. Harry Stevens was
added to tba limited membership. A spot
light In tbs darkened hall disclosed an
old-time bard, who delivered 'The Lay
of the Last Minstrel." Ills songs, though
In daasle music, were redolent of
present politics. Thus sang Dryan of
Believe me. If all those endearing young
Which so fondly to conquer I try.
Were to vanish tomorrow snd fads tn
As they faded In cam palms gons by.
Tou would still be adored as this moment
Let the delegates vote, sa they will.
Around your dear Image each wish of
Would entwine Itself verdantly still,
Aaksd for one of Taft's favorite airs
the minstrel sang to tha tune of "Term's
Oh. the tariff talk In congress halls.
(irowe esdder day by day.
And Underwood unceasingly calls
Upon the bend to plan
A veto fiercely lurks about
With musket snd with semrd.
To kill a bill put through without
Leave from Taft's tariff board.
The whiskers were pulled from the
minstrel's face by a auspicious member
the trembling neophyte stood re.
vealed. Ha was warned that only Am
bassador Bryce and Pnde Joe Cannon
wera privileged to wear beards at Ortd-
lroa dinners, snd was then examined ss
"What Is your opinion of Woodrow
"If you want mo to sing it, I can give
yon a lovely, melancholy funeral chant-"
"Have yoa aver beard of Senator
"Oh. nars) that fallow who wrote "Brery
Little Movement.' etc"
"Can yoa gtve a s song about Chaanp
T am afraid be might not like those
old Folk songs ef mine."
"What Is yoor pornvw"
"Tins T. R. snswoaoad his ranffianryT
"Not yea. bat soon."
"Then I eVsrt know erhat I an."
"But yen are a vt for membar-
"T am not a candidate, bat rf aa aver
wiielmmg majortry think I am tbs only
maa for the Job. I wUJ take it "
That trmefol opaxa of "Roma HdoxT
TTanT tha vwhfecxn for the f" "Iret.. f of
a number of prorarrmrt pnaisssliiea
Mont of them had Bought tha beaky
iCorrTmuifl, oa .Fourth Pagxj
Democratio Warhorse from OTIeill
Calls Attention to Some History
Hade Under Cleveland. '
WHAT DEMOCRAT SHOULD XKOW
Especial Atteatlea la Drawn to ths
"Mldalaht Bead Dealt aad tha
Millie as Made by tha
M. F. Harrington writes to Mars O.
Parkins of Fremont to tail tha latter why
ha will not be present at tha Harmoa
harmony conference which Mr. Perkins
baa recently called. After expressing bis
acknowledgement of ths receipt of tha In
vitation. Mr. Harrington writes:
While I shall not attsnd your meeting.
as I am opposed to Harmon, I believe
such a meeting Is all right. Just as I have
been urging tha friends of ths progressiva
democratio movement to hold a similar
meeting. It is best for all that tha pro
gressives, who favor Wllaon and Clark,
and ths reactionaries, who favor Harmon,
should Una up in separate camps tor ths
primary, so thst ths people may get to
understand and ths issue may be clearly
defined . I recognise tha right of any
man to bo a reaetlonery who wanta to.
and ths reason I will not attend Your
meeting la simply because I do not agree
with you. Tha same clasa of people are
known aa conservatives In England and
they honestly believe la ths things that
Deal la Roads.
I realise there are many good men who
are supporting Judsoa Harmon. The rea
son I will not support his causa Is that
I do not view public affairs from the same
standpoint. I know Harmon's history
quits well from tha day that he became
the general attorney, political manl
pulator. and pass peddler for the Cin
clnnati. Hamilton d Dayton railroad, up
to the present time. Including, among
other things, ths midnight bond deal that
ha helped to manipulate la Cleveland's
administration at 1 o'clock In ths morn
ing, and a contract signed by J. P. Mor
gan, who wan present, as ths contract It
self states "For J. P. Morgan at Co. of
New York and N. M. Rothschild Co. of
London." and which contract gave these
Interests ths control of tha bonds before
a dollar of money was paid, or tha bonds
printed. Tha bonds ware put oa the
market, and before they war printed or
any money paid Morgan and Rothschild
had ths bonds sold for mors than tt.OOO.OOO
above what the government got. How
the money was divided Is know only to
those who were In ths deal. But It was
bad enough that, when It was Intimated
that a second bond Issue might be neces
sary, tha democratio New York World,
which was tba most Influential paper In
the election of Cleveland, appealed by
telegram to svsry national bank In the
United States, Including the banks la
your town and mine, to subscribe for
some of the proposed issue of bonds aa
a matter of patriotism.
Dense-rats Oaght to Knew,
"Ths banks responded and Harmon
and Cleveland, through tba publicity
given, wera not able to 'pull off a eeoond
midnight bond deal with "J. P. Morgan
A CO, of New York and N. M. Rothschild
ds Co. of London.' Mr. Harmon, aa the
attorney general, acted In preparing this
contract for the government, and 'J. P.
Morgan st Co. of New York and N. M.
Rothschild ds Co, of London' wera repre
sented at ths same midnight deal by Mr.
Stetson of New York, who wss Clevw
lsnd's law partner at tba tlma ha was
"I am extremely glad of thia meeting
of yours because It will start tha fight
and ultimately the democrats of Ne
braska will find out who Harmon Is."
Kansas Tragedy is
Murder and Suicide
TOPEKA. Kan Feb. nTfrvtdenoe M
scceunulattng that Clara Belle Stlekley.
tha 14-year-old girl whose body was found
with that of bar stepfather. John J.
Rtefc Thursday evening, wss murdered
by Rickets and that tba maa than shot
Officers bare given sp tha search for
a third person. Rlckels was morbid. His
father (Bad a smntda. Ha himself at
tempted sarida a year ago. Ha was in
fatuated with his pretty young shap-
daaghter and aba bad repeatedly iimilasS
onirrmcnfl fibax fha gill
n her way to ajphortl tn
with a prrsraeaBSad plan. A
outuissi's mqueat will ho hatd hue today.
It Is the general amnion among th
country people that lbs -mm to JB
SUGAR TRUST HAS
BEING, IS REPORT
Hard Brick Investigators AnnonnM
to House that Honopoly Keeps
COHDEJGI ORIGESAl PROMOTERS
Itaka Ho Attempt to Determine Ex
tent of Zxrmrrive Qiaifes.
PRESE5T 0W1ERS HOT BTAIfED
Innocent Prjxrduueri How Xerely
Holding Profitable Stock. -
HATEXEYER FIRST 0RGA5TZEH
Genius of Architect Superior U
Restraint of Society.
NUMEROUS EVILS DISCOVEREl
Mesa be re of Commltte Charsre '
Sharsaaa Aatl-Treat Law Repeat
edly Violated Slaeo Forma '
tie at Coat sever.
WASHINGTON, Feb. ll.-The Hard
wick 'nugar trust" Investigating com
mittee, after many weeks of open hear,
lnga hers aad In Now York and almost
oontlnuous work sicos last May. reported
to tha house today that a sugar traal
exists. Tha report, which Is signed by
all tha members of the conuntttao, re
publicans as well aa democrats, makes
no recommendation whatever as to how
tha alleged trust and those reeponelbll
for It shall be dealt with, suggesting
that this phase at tha situation Is oaa U
be handled by a standing aonunittaa of
An to tha affsot of tha combine ot
tha cost of sugar to tha consumer, the
committee expresses tha belief that
monopoly keeps tha prioe up, but makes
no attempt to fix accurately tha extent
to which reasonable prices that might
exist under oompetitlve condltlona art
Tha report severely condemns th
original promoters of tha sugar trust
but describes tha It. 000 present ownert
of tha stock ot tha American Sugar Ra
fining company as "Innocent purchasers"
of profitable stock which was unloaded
on them by tha tew men who organised
tha sugar trust.
Henry O. Have merer Is gives credit
for tha organisation of tha company, and
of thia tha report says: v
"That this colossal speculation has '
coma through with success and today
stands an aa established business basis
is due to tha genius of its architect
rather than to any of tha restraining i
power of society aa expressed la law.
Several Brtla Located.
'two find strikingly developed In the '
sugar Industry several evils." says tha '
oo remittee, "aside from tha primary ona
of stifling competition, which see ma to
demand careful consideration and rem
edial legislation by congrass.
"As this matter belongs to ths Juris
diction of a great standing committee of
tha house, your special committee will
not, as a committee, undertake to pro
seat a bill on tha subject or to further
elaborate the Idea herein suggested, being '
confident that tha entire subject matter
will receive careful and prompt eonsld- '
sratlon by tha standing committee hav
ing Jurisdiction thereof."
Early In the report the prosecution ot
tha sugar Industry by tha federal gov
eminent Is reviewed. Tha organisation
of ths first sugar combine In U87 la taken
up and tha two actions of the govern
ment art forth. Ot tha suit brought
against ths sugar trust la New York la .
November, lfOO. tha report says:
"It Is but simple Justice to say that
this bill seems to bo both carefully and .
ably drawn: to bo eomprebenslva and
adapted to tha purpose at, which It alma. ,
It la now pending la tha circuit court-" e
Law Frroejaaaitly Violated.
Tba committee charges that since tha .
organisation of the American Sugar Ra- ,
fining company la 101 it has repeatedly
violated the Snermaa law. ,
"At the tlma It waa chartered tha Sher
man law had been In force mora than
six months snd both its organisation and '
existence, coupled with methods of do
ing business, waa aa ths testimony seems
to Indicate to yoor committee a palps Me
and continuing violation of ths 8berman
The report continues: "And yet no se
rious attempt was made (prior to Novem-
ber, lslO) to invoke tha crrll remedies
provided by tba anti-trust law against r
tha corporation. It la plain to be noted '
that ths gnvernment hss not even up to
the present time, so far ai haa appeared,
made any effort to enforce tha penal -provisions
of tha Sherman law."
Twenty -one acta tn tha organixatkm and
operation of the sugar trust which the
committee gives as violations of ths Sher
man law are enumerated, and after
tracing the growth ot the American ,
Sugar Refining company and discussing '
its alleged over-capttalixatlon and sale to
Its present owners tha report says: ,
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