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   Anaconda Standard (Newspaper) - June 15, 1911, Anaconda, Montana                                WEATHER FORECAST. FOR THURSDAY. Probably fair. WEATHER FORECAST. FOR PKIDAY. Fair. VOL. 285. MONTANA, THURSDAY MORNING, JUNE PRICE FIVE CENTS. TWO OF THOSE CONCERNED IN. GOTHAM'S LATEST SENSATION AND ONE OF THE LETTERS JKVIC3TIGAT1NG COMMITTKK HA DIFFICULT TIME IN OKTTI1VG INFOHMATI01V IT WANTS. Former Hecretary of America Suffar company nnitSiJ to fnrnUh pro fla-nveN dcRlr ho iraa not H. O. Have confidential an stock, transfer mabt book' keeper and letter writer on a of thnnnnnri n year Washington, Juno hours epent today by Charles R, Heike for SBverflJ the secretary of tho American Sugar Refining com pany, in telling the house Biigar In vestlgating committee that he nothing; ahnut the policies or Inner htB tory of the company, particularly Ir the years when H. O. Havemeycr wns Its president. The witness described lUa position with tho company as that of a "sloul transfer man, bookkeeper and letter writer." He ridiculed the idea thnt he was the confidential agent of Havomeyer, saying ho was not a big enough man for that. Ho declarec that tho government had picket! him out HB tho "mischief maker" In tho al- leged customs frauds charged to tho American Sugar Refining: company, simply because It had to have some one to fasten them ou. The matters which the committee tried to flnd out, but concerning which Mr. Helke claimed to know but little, wera many. Amcrlcnn'jt Intercut. One wns the Interest of thn Atncrlcnn Sugar Refining company In tho Na- tional Sugar Kenning company, lie said the former owned pre- ferred stock in tho latter, or a little more than one-half, but ho had no Idea of why Just a little more than one- half was purchased. Neither did he know whether the American Sugar Iln- lining company was cognizant of the claim, now under litigation, that common stock In tho National wan In existence at tho time It pur- chased the preferred stock. Lit tie of the Inner history of the Pennsylvania Sugar Refining company deal wan obtnlned from tho witness. He admitted that tho American Sugar Refining company loaned to Aduljih Regal through Gustav A. Kissel, of whom Mr. Hclhe spoko no Bfgal's agent. and that a majority of tho stock of the Pennsylvania Sugar Refining company, with the voting power thereof, was given as collateral security. Ho could not remember that the stock voted, that the Pennsylvania refinery wns abandoned Immediately, nor could he remember bow the deal wan closed. "Did the American Sugar Refining company make It a business to loan Inquired Representative Gar- rett of Tennessee. "They loaned plenty of money, yes. said Helke. Still I.onnlnic Money. "Has the American Sugar Refining company recently loaned any "Yes, to some trust companies." "Don't you know that, as a matter of fact, the very day this stock was turned over as collateral to tho Ameri- can Sugar Refining1 company, with the voting power, an arrangement was brought about whereby the Pennsyl- vania company-----" "I don't know anything about that at Mr. Holke Interrupted. "I know one made the loan." "Do you know anything about tha suit that wan filed growing out of the persisted Mr. Oarrett. "I cannot explain positively." James M. Beck, counsel for tho American Sugar Refining company, told committee thnt the debt wns set- tled an a renalt of the suit. "We loaned and In the end we got payment of the loan by re- turning our collateral nnrt {Contlnued on Pngo Thirteen.) PROGRAMME STAYS AS FIRST PLANNED Washington, June attempt to extend the legislative programme of the democratic majority at the extra ses- sion of congress failed completely to- night at a caucus of the democratic representatives. The result Is a re- inforced determination of the demo- crats to conflno their leglsaltlve efforts at this session to the tariff. Among mattew which tho caucus turned down the bill providing for a change from throe to five years us tho enlistment period In the army nnd Qthor reorganization hills Intro- duced by Chairman Hay nf the com- mittee on military affairs. Bills which tho committee on naval affairs wished to have pressed at this session and other minor bills and emergency monsuros wore denied consideration. "Tho acllon of Iho caucus simply Hint we will go ahead with tho 'larlff programme as originally onl- llnod al Iho opening of tho Mild Dcmoci'il'tlc l.i'iuler Underwood. After Hie caucus several members declared Ihoro might, bo another cam-Ms lator to determine upon a shorl extra lirnxrnnimo, but thn pnrly lenders ex- pressed the opinion (hut nothing further would bo added to Hie nro- Kiumino. I VOFIK------1 nt mi nunr; mi. It MM ttlit Wll vltk.tM I tit ST0KC CHE OF. LETTERS .WHEW nSWCPK.THE 5KOOTTKS- LILLIAK. DEMOCRATIC BILL FIERCER OF WISCONSIN MAKES ILIS MAIDEH SPEECH IX NA- TIONAL HOUSK. INTERNATIONAL BARRIERS BROKEN DOWN, HIS REASON Washington, June maiden speech of Representative Victor Ber- er of Wisconsin, the only socialist member of congress, was the feature of an otherwise dull day's debate in Ihe house on the bill for tho revision of the woolen schedule. Mr. Berger supporter! the bill on the ground that t would break down international Mirrlcra. Representatives Kahn of California and Moore of Pennsylvania spoke -gainst the bill; Representatives How- .rd of CJeorglu and Gocke of Ohio In favor of It, While purposing to vote for the >endlng Underwood wool bill, Air, Ber- ft'cr In his speech declared that there s no such as protection to labor n tariff bills and that any such pre- ense was because worklnmen lie said the measure was of small mmediate concern to the working: lass, meant no m alorial cha nge In heir conditions, but he would support he bill because it is in lino with social .nd political evolution, tends to destroy he old tariff superstitions and to bring nto closer relations the peoples nf the -odd. He denounced all forms of tariff as imical to labor, but did not advocate VERBAL CLASHES ENLIVEN SESSION he immediate abolition of taxing ystem because, lie said, labor could it withstand the sudden change. "The protectlvo tariff was never de- igned to protect the aid Mr. Berber; "that was an hought ana because tho -workingmen ad votes." Ho said only protection labor en- oyed was to be found in the trades lions and In thu utilization of the vtycott and strike In reply to questions as 'to why San had appeared to be corrupt nder tlio rule of laboring men, Mr. lerger declared that San Francisco :as a glaring example of "big business sing labor unions as political tools." NORTHERN HAYTI SEETHING SITUATION DESPERATE Kingston, Jamaica, .lime rcclved licro by mnll describe condi- :ons in Nortlicrn Haytl as serious, 'ighting there lias boon desperate, 'he government forces have been scat- tered nnd the rebels Imve things their own way. General Montplasair, one of the fodenil coinniiindcrs, hns taken refuge in a. consulate. Supporters of General Antenor Fir- min, formerly Haytien minister to C.ivat Britain nnil leader nf tho revolt of are jubilant over the prospect of placing Firmln in the presidential chair. Incendiary fires are reported in various parts of tho republic. NO DRUNKARD BEYOND REFORMATION, HE BELIEVES Boston, June cane of drunken- ness, no matter how far'advanced, Is considered beyond recovery, and no however, slight, Is considered to be .without, said Robert A. Wood, president of tho South End House 
                            

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