Waterloo Times Tribune, February 4, 1913

Waterloo Times Tribune

February 04, 1913

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Waterloo Times-Tribune, The (Newspaper) - February 4, 1913, Waterloo, Iowa ESTABLISHED 1879. WATERLOO, IOWA, TUESDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 1913, PRICE THREE CENTS. thirty-Bight States' Legisla- tures Have Endorsed the Innovation HULL LIKELY TO DRAFT BILL May Adopt English Idea of By Next Congress {Associated Press Telegram.) Washington, Feb. taxes upon the incomes of citizens of the United States whether derived from idle capital or from the conduct of business, wag made possible today by the ratification of the sixteenth amendment to the federal constitu- tion. Delaware, Wyoming and New Mexico, endorsing the income tax amendment through their respective legislatures, completed a list of 38 states that have approved it, two more than 'tie three-fourths neces- sary for its final adoption. In Extra Session. Leaders in congress predicted to- night that through this authorization, the law which will be passed to levy the tax upon American incomes will be introduced as soon as an extra ses- sion opens. Its exact terms have not been decided upon, but, it is believ- ed, it will exempt all "incomes below or and will provide a tas of one per cent upon the major- ity of personal incomes that do not run to an excessive figure. Brown Cave Notice. Informal notice of the final adopt, tiori of the new amendment was giveit: to the senate by Senator Brown of- Nebraska, who introduced the discus- sion la. 1909 upon, which the proposal for am Income tax was submitted to C.] The drafting of the bill to put tax into effect, it is expected, will lall to the lot of Representative Cor- dell Hull of Tennessee, a member of the house ways and means commit- tee, who drew the excise tax hill proposed last year by the Democratic house of representatives, but which. did not become law. Supplants Corporation Tax. The income tax will be- designed to supplant the present corporation tax and will apply to the incomes of in- dividuals, firms and corporations. In a statement tonight, Represent- ative Hull declared he favored making the new tax an integral part of the financial system of the United States to remain in full force without regard to the change of tariff bills that con- gress may enact from time to time. Collect at Source. One feature which it is believed will be included in the law, will he pro- vision for "collecting at the source of the income." This feature now in operation in England, would require firms to certify amounts paid indiv- iduals in salaries and fees and pay the tax direct to the government. It is believed this would remove much complaint that might be made if the government had to investigate every individual citizen's income, and would prevent evasion of the law. Annual Amount. The annual amount that the govern- ment may realize under the income tax is estimated by Democratic lead- ers in congress at approximately This would include the collected under the pres- ent corporation tas. "One of the important results of an income Representative Hull said, "will be the curbing of unnec- essary federal expenditures. When a great part of the government's in- come is derived by a direct tax upon the citizens of the nation they scrutinize more carefully the appro- priations made by Official By Wilson. Probably it will remain for Presi- dent-elect Wilson to'make official an- nounced of the income tax amendment to the constitution. Up to date the state department has received notices of approval by the legislatures of only 34 states, West Virginia, Delaware, Wyoming and New Mexico, not hav- ing reported on their action. The de- partment cannot act upon anything less than the official certificate of the governors and secretaries of state. Will Se Slow and Sure. Even when all, the certificates are at hand, the executive will not be in a position formally to 'announce that fact. In a matter of this importance, it is necessary to move with extreme caution, and Secretary Knox, the cus- todian of the certificates, will refer them to the solicitor of the depart- ment of state for examination as to their sufficiency. Challenge Returns Legality.- Already, some questions have been raised as to the legality of the re- turns. One was in the case of the state of Kentucky, where the legis- lature initially adopted the amend- ment in advance of the receipt from Secretary Knox of the formal com- munication which should serve as a basis for a state's action. In conse- quence of this haste, and the use of a newspaper clipping, the language of the enacting resolution was slightly erroneous. A Correction and As soon as the error was. discov- MELE CONSPIRACY Minneapolis Milk Co. arid President Found Guilty of Forcing Up Price (Associated Press Telegram.) Minneapolis, Minn., Feb. verdict of guilty was returned to- night by the jury in district court against the Minneapolis Milt com- pany and A. B. Ruhnie, president of the corporation, charged with con- spiracy to raise the price of milk. The case, which has been on trial for several days, was prosecuted un- der a state law prohibiting combines for the purpose of controlling the price of commodities. Attorneys for the defense said the case would be appealed to the su- preme court. DECISION SELECTS ME SECT Jos. P. Tumulty, His Present Confidential Man is Chosen NO OTHERS SLATED Gov. is Sticking Close to Legislature To Be Eas- ily Accessible fAssociates Press Telegram.) Trenton, N. J., Feb. Woodrow Wilson today announce the selection of Joseph Patrick Tum- ulty, his present private secretary, to continue as secretary when he be- comes president of the United States, but declared very emphatically that he had arrived at no other decisions as to .vWhen shoTO a (published story stat- ing, flatly that William J. Bryan, A. Mitchell Palmer of Pennsylvania and R. Henry been de- cided upon, by him. for cabinet port- folios, the governor said- "It is not true, because I haven't decided upon anybody. I have made no offers as yet." There was a procession of callers at the state today, mostly on state business, lidwever, and the governor remained In his office until late tonight, so as ;to be accessible to the legislature, which was in ses- sion. Representatives Stanley" of Ken-" tiicky, Goodwin of Arkansas, Calla- way of Texas, Gribble of Georgia and Russell of Missouri, urged the gov- ernor to appoint C. S-. Barrett of Georgia, president of the national farmers' uniott, to the secretaryship of agriculture. Charles G. Heifner of Seattle, former chairman of the-Dem- ocratic committee of Washington, talked over the Alaskan situation and conservation .policies with the presi- j dent-elect. Supreme Court Decides That Mere Combining of Non- Competitors Legal NOT FORBIDDEN BY ANTI-TRUST LAW Will TsTot Prevent Criminal Suits From Being Prosecuted CContinued on Paje Two.) Found Need of Increasing Land Plat To Secure Safe Naval Base (Associated Press Telegram.) 'Washington, Feb. and .navy officers who went to Cuba- to gather data to be used in devising a plan for the fortification: of the Guan- tanamo naval station as an otttpost of the Panama canal, returned today on the yacht Mayflower. The work of the board was confin- ed to an inspection of the large tract of land la the rear of the existing naval station, arrangements for the acquisition of which are now being completed. While the naval officials were endeavoring- to find a "solution of the problem of an adequate nat- ural water supply for the naval sta- tion, it was discovered by the strat- egists that, through an oversight in the original plans of defense, it would be possible for an army advancing on the station from the rear to occupy a position on Cuban soil, by artillery that would completely dominate the naval base, ft was declared, while engaged in the acquirement of a right of way across Cuban territory to one of the rivers in the rear of the sta- tion, to enlarge the tract to be pur- chased so as to include .this partic- ular hill, where an enemy might op- erate to advantage. This joint has been engaged In relocating the rear defenses of the station as a con- sequence of this enlargement. ANN WARNER FRENCH DEAD. (Associates press lelwzm.l St. Paul, Feb. Warner French, aged 44, novelist, short story writer and essayist, died Saturday in. the South of England, according to a cablegram received here today. Her father, William P. Warner, was at her bedside at the time. The mother is, prostrated with grief at the fam- ily residence here. One of the 'principal stories writ- ten by Mrs. French was "The Reju- venation of Aunt which has been dramatized. {Associated Press Telegran. Washington, Feb. the first time the supreme court of the United States today held in effect in the "shoe machinery trust" case that the Sherman anti-trust law does not for- bid the mere combining ot non-com- petitors in an Industry. Solicitor General Bullitt, for the government, contended that if the combination brought into one hand an "undue pro- Portion" of the trade, it was forbid- den by the anti-trust law. Disintegration Not to Units. "The disintegration aimed at by the statute, does not extend to reducing all manufacture to isolated units of the lowest declared Justice Holmes in announcing the unanimous decision of the court that the mere organization of the United Shoe ma- chinery company by the heads of sev- eral non-competing groups of shoe manufacturers had not been a viola- tion, of the law. In Explanation. The justice continued to say that it is as lawful foi-'one corporation to make "every part" of a steam engine and to put the machine together as it wduld be for one to make the boil- ers and another to make the wheels. "In explanation of this concise state- menfrof law he referred to the court's receat Minnesota creamery decision and the older Swift Co., decision m TV-Men It was held that an "intent" is necessary as an element of at- tempting to monopolize. The bring-, ing of non-competing branches of a trade into juxtaposition alone .''by means of a corporation, he said; in did not furnish sufficient "intent" to raise the. conduct to the dignity of an attempt to monopolize. Prosecution Wil! Continue. Despite today's decision, officials of the department of justice declared that the United Shoe machinery com- pany -would be prosecuted for the al- leged criminal violation of the Sher- man law under the one remaining count of the indictments returned against the company, the validity of which was sustained by the lower court. That count which was not be- fore the supreme court charged in lat the company was monop- the industry by combination by tying the various shoe machines together, by the destruction of com- petition, and by the acquisition of competitors' business. Officials vig- orously maintained that the decision did not affect the government's case on this count. Some Questions Left Out. The strongest feature of the gov- ernment's effort to show an unlawful combination in restraint of trade, said Solicitor General Bullitt, was the "tying" clause of the agreements by which it is alleged that the company sought to compel shoe manufacturers to buy machines from It and none other. That question, he declared, not considered by the court be- cause the lower court had Interpre- ted the indictments Involved in to- day's decision as referring solely to the organization of the United Shoe Machinery company. I Attorneys of the- department said the decision would not affect any other pending anti-trust suits. DOES NOT AFFECT CASE. Boston, Feb. States District Attorney A. P. French, who has charge of the government's case against the United Shoe Machinery company said 'tonight that today's ad- verse decision of the U. S. supreme court -which sustained Federal District Judge Putnam of Boston, in throw- ing out two of the five counts in the two Indictments against the company did not affect the merits of the con- troversy. WILL NOT CHANGE Chemical Schedule Yielding Four Per Cent of Customs Revenua Continued {Associated Press Telegram.} Washington, Feb. chemi- cal schedule of the tariff law, pro- ducing four per cent of the total gov- ernment revenue from customs was 'considered In executive session by the democrats house commit- tee on ways and. means today. The schedule wilt not be materially altered from the democratic bill which passed, the house last session, by a vote of 179 to 127, when the presenent Hanna of North Dakota, was the republican who voted with the democrats for the measure. The revenue of 000 gained from the "chemical sche- dule last year will not be materially disturbed. Inaugural Parade Promises To Be Sensation of the Century HOLLOWHGRN BEAR Indian Whose Head Adorns Five Dollar Bill to Head Chiefs' Group HOPE MARTIN INJURED. Hope Martin, who is spending the winter in Los Angeies, sustained a broken arm, on Wednesday of last week. The accident occurred while Mr. Martin was attempting to crank his automombile. Jn writing to Joe Schiel, of this city, j. J. Owens, who is also In Los Angeles, states that Mr. Martin think he is a victim of hard luck. According to Mr. Owens, lie and his party are enjoying the California weather, and having 'a grand time. He enclosed a photo of himself taken beside a sea bass weighing 410 pounds. RECALL OF JUDGES REJECTED. Olympia, Wash., Feb. pro- posed constitutional amendment pro- viding for the recall of judges was rejected 'twice today by the lower house of the Washington legislature. Oh the first vote it was defeated 60 to 32, and on reconsideration was lost again, 53 to 40. Sixty-five votes were required to pass the proposition. f Associated Pi Tcleerain. 1 Washington, Feb. '-Bear of South am Indian chief, and the origin of 'the' picture of the Indian, on the uve iToliar treasury cer- tificates, has written the- inaugural committee throuih Senator Gamble of South Dakota, expressing a desire to attend the inaugurations The chief desires to present to the new presi-. dent a great peace pipe-, which he de- clares is the highest the In- dians of South DafortaJ can' confer on the "great If Presi- dent-elect Wilson .is agreeable to the plan, will bring with him a group of 5Indian chiefs, ana the sift will with tribal ceremony. The pipe which': 'Holtowhorn Bear would present is similar to those pre- sented by the Indians to their own chieftains. For the first time women will par- ticipate in the inaugural parade. These women, 200 strong, wearing uniforms and representing the Na- tional Peace congress, will form a section of their own ana march in the inaugural parade. Plans are completed by suffrage, leaders to hold, daily street meetings, beginning tomorrow, and to continue through March 3, when the suffragist parade will take place. Most of the meetings will be held near" the gov- ernment departments with a view of interesting government employes in the suffrage cause. Suffragists of na- tional prominence will address the meeting. Mrs. Kimte .Nelson, wife of the senator from Minnesota, today agreed to represent Norway on the Norwe- gian" float in the" section of the suf- fragist parade devoted to countries where women vote. The .American Federation of Labor, through President Gompers has sent invitations to labor unions throughout the country, urging union men to have their women relatives take an active part in the suffrage parade. NO DECISIONS IN RATE CASES, Washington, Feb. su- preme court todoy took a recess until Monday, Feb. 24, without announc- ing any decision in the state rate cases or "the intermouatala rate case. Some of the Ablest Speakers in the Country Will Be Present ROUND OF BANQUETS TO BE A FEATURE Winter Really Beginning and the Snow King's Innings Come Temperatures. Cur. llish Low- Boston................32 34 30 Buffalo ...............2S 32 24 New York ...........32 38 26 New Orleans .........58' 72 56 Chicago ..............ifi ?.l 34 Detroit ..............26 32 20 Omaha ...............20 24 14 St. Paul .............-2 2 -4 Helena ...............-6 4 4 San Francisco ........54 56 44 Winnipeg ...........-18 -10 -22 Iowa, and colder Tuesday; probably fair. and" colder Tuesday; Wednesday fair; moderate northwest winds. North Dakota, and continued cold Tuesday and Wednes- day. South Dakota, Fair east, probably snow west-perl ions Tuesday, colder; Wednesday fair. and -colder Tuesday; Wednesday fair. i TnesdaV and probably Wednesday. Commercial Bodies and Man- ufacturer's Ass'n Also Our Guests The third annual convention of the Associated Advertising Clubs of loiva starts in this city today and with the forecast of fair Tuesday, one of the largest conventions in the his- tory of the club will no'doubt us the result of the gathering. Nearly ev- ery business man of Waterloo lias entered the spirit of the convention and that nothing will be left undone to make the meeting ;i great success has already beeu assured. Today the officers of the associa- tion will meet in their anrtual con- ference and at this evening, .Ice j Mitchell Chappie, publisher of the National Magazine of Boston, Mass., and formerly a resident of Black Hawk .county, will give one of iiis famous speeches, "Flashlights of Famous Advertisers." Mr. Chappie is one of the best known speakers in the country' and_ in obtaining Iiis ser- vices at the convention the officers of the Town Criers" club of this city, .have a treat in store for those who attend the meeting this.evening. All day yesterday and until late in the evening telephone calls were coming in to the different hotels in this city requesting that rooms be reserved tonight. The Irving hotel received a wire from Davenport yes- terday asking that 20 rooms be re- served for Tuesday. Wednesday and Thursday nights. At first it was .ex- pected that the delegation from Des Moines would arrive here today, but yesterday. afternoon word was re- ceived in this that they had chartered a special car and would arrive here early tomorrow morning. Arrangements were made last ev- ening for those wio Jiad -any rooms they could spare during the next three days to call up the Irving Smoke shop. No. 901, and leave their ad- dress so that the officials of the con- vention couid keep track of where rooms could be obtained. It is ex- pected that every room in town will be taken by tomorrow evening. Delegates Arriving. Delegates from Fort Dodge. Iowa City aud Davenport are expected this morning.- These are the three towns that will put up the hardest light for the meeting place of the convention in 1914. Neither Des Moines or Cedar Rapids, the two previous meet- ing places of the ad men, will bid for the 1914 convention, saying that they prefer to keep out and give the other towns a chance for tile next convention. The convention will be formally ROCKEFELLER'S BIT Special Dividend Standard Oil Result of Dissolution Decree is-Ten Millions (Associated Press New York, Feb. 3 Rocke- feller is richer toduy than he was yesterday. Of a special divi- dend declared today by the Stv.mlsird Oil company of Xew Jersey, this amount approximately, represents his share of a total distribution of ?US.- 332.000 on the company's capital stock at the rate of a. share. The huge "melon" came as a result, it was indicated in a statement giren out by the company, of ih'- supreme- court's dissolution decree. This ne- cessitated the payment to the inuvnt company of vast sums owed to it uy formes- subsidaries. IFOH sum TO BE Ml Legislature to Find Out How Strer.gr It Is In the State. Allies Firmly Determined To Drive Turk From Eu- ope's Soil NO ARMISTICE NOW TA I O -Turk Boast of Army Now in" Field The "two (Asscciatea j'ress Telegra i.l London, Feb. Balkan war has been resumed. The bombard- ment of Adrianople began at 7 o'clock tonight, and a small skirmish oc- curred at the Tchatalja lines, armistice had lastftd exactly months. Bulgars Hear Only Guns. Bulgaria has turned a deaf ear to the remonstrances of the powers, and unless Turkey yields to the Balkan demands, the armies will now attempt to drive her out of -Europe. 7 Scutari Ready to Fall. According to a dispacth irom Bel- grade tonight is already on the point of falling. It Is reported that the Turkish commander has sent two representatives to the Ser- vian commander to propose the capi- tulation of that town No More Diplomacy. Dr. Daneff. head of the Bulgarian delegation, in an interview in Paris tonight, said be liad promised Sir Edward Grey, the British foreign sec- retary, that if the Turks immediately accepted the allies' conditions, they would conclude peace, but .whatever happened- there would be no further armistice. Ambassadors Waiting. Sir Edward Grey had a long inter- view with the king today, after which he attended a brief meeting of the ambassadorial conference, but noth- ing of importance wa.s transacted, there being no new developments since Saturday. Turkey's Full Power. Osman Nizami Pasha, the second Turkish delegate, -will leave London tomorrow to resume his ambassa- opened tomorrow morning when I dorial duties at Berlin. He said this Mayor Thompson will give an address of welcome to all the visitors. This will be followed by talks by some of the foremost advertising men in the country. All visitors will also be re- quested to register in the morning. This willjuake it much more handy for the local committee in keeping track of the many delegates. Handshake For AII.- No doubt' the meeting will prove the largest and most successful of its kind ever held in this state, If not the whole country. Hospitality shall rule the convention, and a smile and hearty handshake shall be forthcom- ing from every parson la Waterloo, should the circumstances demand. The business men will throw their doors open and welcome such visitors as "who are inclined to 'enter. On Wednesday noon the publishers of the Corn and Kimball's Dairy Farmer will tender a luncheon to the advertising men, while on Thursday the Waterloo jobbing houses will feed the admen during the noon hour. The Town Criers will put a climax to the domestication of food by the admen with one of their real dinners at p. m. Other features of the convention which will be introduced at this meeting will be illustrated lectures, the most Interesting of which will be "What Iowa Has to by H. M. Harwood, publicity director, Iowa State university, Iowa City. Moving pictures and slides will also be shown on the Panama canal and the great San Francisco earthquake in 1906. evening that from information re- ceived from military sources he be- lieved the allies under-estimated the condition of the Turkish array and would find themselves confronted by a redoubtable best Mus- sulman warriors, veterans from Ara- bia, who had fought under Izzet Bey, and tried soldiers and good marks- men lately engaged in Tripoli under Enver Bey and Fethy Bey. He added: "That ambassador was right who pre- dicted that if driven to despair the Turks would fight like wfld animals." JOE SCHIEL HAS TROUBLE. .Toe Schiel, the veteran hardware lealer, who was seriously injured weeks ago in an automobile accident, is experiencing consider- able trouble with his broken limb. Although Joe is able to be at his store with the aid of a pair of crutches he states that the broken leg is not mending rapidly. X-Ray photos of he injured Member show that the ione is noOiealing properly and Joe cossEffuently, becoming impatient over ibe delay.- -His arm, which was also broken in the accident, is now quite as good as new, although it shows signg of the bresk. RINK NOW LIGHTED Big Arc Lights Installed For Skat- ers' Benefit on Cedar River The promised arc lights from the city made au appearance on the Ceaai- river above the Fourth street bridge yesterday afternoon. poles with large lights" attached were set oil ihe ice about, fifty feet apart to give light to the skaters who wished to perform their stunts after the light ot day bad fled. Several hundred skaters took advantage of the generosity of the city, even though slow in coming and went skating last evening. FUTURITY FOALS NUMEROUS. CAssoeiatert Press Telegram.) Lexington, Ky., Feb. hundred and seven Weanlings are rep- resented as having had the second payment made on them for Kentucky futurity foals of 1912. This eclipses all previous records In point of num- bers. The foals are owned in 35 dif- ferent states and Canada. Kentucky heads the list with 386; WASHINGTON AUTO SHOW. (By Union Press.} Washington, Feb. finest show in the history of Washington auto exhibitions opened here today in Convention hall, under the direc- tion of-T. Oliver Probey. president of the Michigan Motor Car company. It is the first show that Wasfctogton has had for two years and a fecord attendance ia Indicated. FRIENDS REJOICING AT PROGRESS MADE Assessors Next Year Will Gather Expressions frcn the Women. (Special To Times-Tribuue.) Des Moines, la., Feb. cates of equal suffrage are not mak- ing much stir about it but they rejoicing over what they say will he the effect of the recent suffrage referendum at Grinnell namely, that it has put a complete quietus on the stock argument which become frequently the last, trench of the retracting anti to the effect that women don't want the ballot anyhow. One of the managers of the suffrage amendment stated Saturday that in her opinion what wag done at Grin- nell by the women will dispose of both the bills that have been intro- duced providing for a vote of tile women, and they will cut no fiuure in the fight; Tie Trumbauer ,W11, introduced by the member from provides that the assessors shall next year, while attending to their other duties, secure an expression from all women', on blanks especially provided, as to whether they desire to ballot. They shall be asked' to sign up blanks; stating they do or do not desire the ballot. The returns shall be canvas- Bed by the county auditor and be re- turned to the secretary of state prior to Aug. 1 1914, and the latter official shall report to the 36th general as- sembly. Then it is provided "If the majority of the women qual- ified ag In this act provided expiesu their desire, for or in favor- of equals then it. Is recommended that the 36th general'assembly submit the Question to the voters of the state ror their ratification." As nohing is said about recom- mending anything to the general assembly it is presumed that it is to be ignored, for the 36th could not sub mit anything unless the iaRes the first step. _The Chase bill in the senate pro- vides for a vote as a sort of informal count of noses at the next state elec- tion as to whether "it is expedient that suffrage be granted to women in this state." But in addition to me added squares on the long ballots there must also lie separate small ballots printed "for women voters" that shall be "distributed and furnish ed to voters" and the returns from which shall be made separately. Just who are referred to as "women vot- ers" entitled to consideration is not apparent. These bills have been regarded as measures to afford members excuse for getting around the main question. The Black-Whi-ee Bill. The black-white bill will rest on the house calendar a few days' jefore it is called tip for passage. The rate to turn down the judicinry ann- uities, which unanimously reported- he bill for Indefinite postponement, was a mixture of politics, but the vote of 47 with so many absentees indu :ates the bill will be passed by the louse over to the senate to bc'duaii. with as may seem hest. it ihere is not anywhere any such drastic iaw on the subject, so far as penalties are concerned, and only about a dozen states have laws making marriages between persons of diifprt-nl null. Cure For Scribes. A local newspaper has given sreai iromjneace to a demand for having a, woman named as a member of the of control for the reason ihat it Is desired to have better miirwaemens of the college for the blind :n Vint.on A waggish member of ihe legislature suggested Saturday tiuit one thing needed is some cure for blindness in Des Moines newspaper offices. Representative Kulp, one or the leaders in good roads work in ihe leg islature, goes tomorrow to Grundv county to address a county roads con- vention. Mr. Kulp framed up the au- tomobile registration and taxation system and is working on plans to use the money in road build- ing. School Board Clisnges, A canvass of the legislature by tin- opponents of the state educational board is said to disclose that any proposal they may make, will have easy sailing, through ihe house There are just 99 of the members either serving first or second terms and every one very desirous to do nothing that would turn any vutei against him for the fnturp. in the. senate where the pressure from home is not felt quite so strongly the situ- ation Is reported to be still in doubt. The committees will decide early his upon the dates for the -hearings and the conditions under the matter may be discussed. State Affairs Probe. Sweeping reforms in the moot, of the state's business are ex- pected to result from a joint reaolu- (CcnKnued From Papt One.) ;