NEWS WORTH REMEMBERING

News Worth Remembering LOUIS D. BRANDEIS of Boston, "the people's attorney," who is proving a source of embarrassment to western roads that desire to raise their freight rates, is to be pitted...

...The New York deadlock has resulted in several bitter passages between members of the lower house and an agreement seems no nearer...
...An income taxation system designed to dove-tail into the present system of taxation is set forth in a bill which has been discussed in joint hearings this week of the Wisconsin legislature...
...Mail Clerks Organize As a means of offsetting Postmaster General Hitchcock's methods of cutting down postal expense by crippling the service, two thousand railway mail clerks of the northwest have organized a secret body to be known as the Brotherhood of Railway Postal Clerks...
...that subsequent events and concurring incidents had proved the truth of "jackpot" scandal...
...Paul and passed resolutions demanding sweeping changes from the present administration of the department...
...Senator Gamble, member of the sub-committee which made the inquiry into Lorimer's election and the "jackpot" stories, came to the defense of the Illinois boss but his speech of defense was nullified in a debate with Senator Cummins in which the latter showed to his colleagues the mathematical errors made by Gamble...
...Leading citizens, mechanics, clerks and farmers are being hailed by the dozen before the grand jury to tell what they know of vote-buying...
...without making any prediction as to the result, they look forward to the testimony that the Boston fighter will bring out in the trial...
...The latest Illinois city to adopt the commission form of government is Ke-wanee...
...Senator Cummins made some pointed remarks about the lobby that has been fighting for Lorimer and gave it as his opinion that White's story could not have been a falsehood...
...Several bills of the same nature will be referred to a committee which probably will report bills of its own...
...The lower house of Congress has begun the discussion of the bill to create a permanent tariff commission of five members...
...The editor decided to stand by the article...
...Judge Kimbrough, who called the grand jury, has been the subject of bitter attacks and the jury has taken up his last election as one of the points of investigation...
...One change in the measure permits the senate as well as the house to call upon the commission for data...
...The latest action of the court does not affect the contempt cases against officers of the federation...
...One Deadlock Broken One of the senatorial deadlocks was broken last week when the New Jersey legislature, urged by Gov...
...Montana, Alabama, and Wyoming, the deadlocks give no indication of being broken...
...News Worth Remembering LOUIS D. BRANDEIS of Boston, "the people's attorney," who is proving a source of embarrassment to western roads that desire to raise their freight rates, is to be pitted against Standard Oil's attorneys in the trust's libel suits against Benjamin B. Hampton and Cleveland Moffett...
...The agreement s not in the usual form of a treaty and thus may be put into effect by a simple majority vote in Congress...
...Gov...
...Speaking before the federal railroad securities commission, several leading financiers of Chicago went on record as being in favor of federal regulation of railroad security issues...
...Senator Penrose offered an amendment to the postoffice appropriations bill to appropriate $100,000 for an investigation of a parcels post system and the approval of the committee put aside any chance for legislation at this session...
...The present suits are notable for many obvious reasons but they will assume proportions in the public eye chiefly because they mark the first return blow of the big corporation against the written or spoken words of a critic...
...Monmouth, Johet and Quincy rejected the plan...
...The suits of Standard Oil were inspired by magazine articles in which Moffett alleged that Standard Oil had gained control of the glucose sugar industry and that by using sulphides in its manufacture the company had endangered lives...
...Martine, after his election, made the statement that he had conducted his campaign without expense...
...While Wisconsin advances toward government by the people, the Chicago Civic federation is campaigning against the reforms on the ground that they will create confusion and discord...
...The bill places under the control of the state railroad and-warehouse commission all express, private car line, sleeping car, telephone, telegraph and electrical companies...
...Acting under a law that is 600 years old, the advisors of King George of Great Britain have instituted proceedings against the editor of a French publication which published a story bearing on the familiar tale of the king's alleged morganatic marriage several years ago...
...It is announced that the new agreement will benefit 91 per cent, of the imports from Canada...
...Now the worm has turned at last...
...H. W. Byers withdrew from the Iowa fight but his action made little difference, his thirteen adherents scattering their votes among three other candidates...
...The Michigan Manufacturers' association also is urging the passage of an act...
...The bill is the product of a special committee of the 1909 legislature...
...The St...
...The bill, which is designed to go into effect July 1, contains substantially the provisions of the Longworth and Dalzell bills...
...Paul convention leaders gave out a statement to the effect that there was no intention to hamper the service by leaving it but that the members desired to awaken public sentiment to a point where it would insist upon justice for the men who spend their working hours in swiftly moving mail cars...
...In New York, Colorado...
...The vote upon the unseating of the Illinois senator is expected to be taken next week or the week after...
...Bills Carry Out Pledge In compliance with party platform pledges and the views of Gov...
...Speaker Cannon's opposition to a parcels post has resulted in the shelving of the project...
...The clerks demand an 8-hour day, full pay for men filling vacancies, reinstatement of suspended clerks, and a method of arbitrating differences...
...C. G. Pearse, superintendent of the Milwaukee schools, is a leader in the fight on Butler...
...Lawyers throughout the country look to the suit with keenest interest...
...Goldsborough died from a self-inflicted bullet immediately after the shooting...
...Fate of Lorimer Approaches The last few days in the United States Senate have been tense owing to the approaching vote on the unseating of William Lorimer of Illinois...
...Reciprocity With Canada An enlarged and iiberalized trade between Canada and the United States is promsed by the new agreement just laid before Congress by the joint commission named ten months ago...
...It was a significant fact, say observers at Washington, that each of the Lorimer defenders admitted that there was corruption in Springfield at the time of the senatorial election...
...Before starting its $350,000 suits, Standard Oil's attorney demanded a retraction from Hampton...
...The Illinois legislature has before it a resolution directing the attorney general to proceed with an action to make the Illinois Central railroad pay $2,000,000 in back taxes on vast acreages of land received from the state years ago...
...Nicholas Murray Butler, president of Columbia university, was elected president of the National Educational association and as a result, the "insurgents" in the organization have renewed their fight...
...News Notes Unreasonable delay in placing printed reports of the Ballinger-Pinchot investigation committee before Congressmen, has been made the subject of an investigation at the instance of Congressman Hitchcock of Nebraska...
...and Bran-deis, while attorney for the defense, has Standard Oil on the defense...
...They say that the policy of cutting down forces has necessitated unreasonable overtime work, for which the clerks are not paid...
...Authors and editors joined last Friday to pay tribute to David Graham Philipps, who died as the result of being shot by Fitzhugh C. Goldsborough, a musician...
...One of the most notable contributions to the anti-Lorimer cause was by Senator Cummins in a speech in which he said that he had given the whole case the most careful consideration of which he was capable and had reached the conclusion that Lorimer was elected illegally and should be unseated...
...But John D. Rockefeller, John D. Archbold, and the other heads of the corporation have kept silence...
...The campaign is the result of the failure of the 1910 commission to reach an agreement...
...Prevalence of the plague in North China has caused diplomatic corps and tourists to flee the country and there is considerable alarm as to their safety...
...The Pullman company's reduced rates on upper berths will go into effect February 1. The upper berth rate after that date will be about 20 per cent, less than the lower berth rate...
...The Illinois Manufacturers' association has started a campaign for a state employers' liability and workmen's compensation act...
...Cannon's Town in Panic Vermillion county, Illinois, continues in a panic-stricken state...
...The ship-subsidy investigating committee of the house at Washington has been startled by the admission of the business manager of the New York Journal of Commerce that bis publication was offered $100,000 to cease its opposition to the bill...
...The clerks complain that since Hitchcock took the reins of the department, they have been forced to work overtime and that scores of railway mail clerks have been suspended, thus cutting down the working crews to a point where the great volumes of mail matter cannot be handled with dispatch...
...Physicians hope that the coming of warm weather will lessen the danger...
...Woodrow Wilson to uphold the popular vote in the Democratic primary, elected James E. Martine to the United States Senate despite the struggle of powerful interests to defeat him...
...Deneen's "common carrier" bill went to the Illinois legislature this week...
...MeGovern as expressed in his message, bills have been introduced into the Wisconsin legislature providing for the referendum, initiative and recall...
...For years the Standard Oil methods have been the subject of severe criticism, both written and spoken...
...Senator Bailey of Texas also tried to help Lorimer's cause but his efforts fell before the logic of the Iowa leader...
...Seven hundred representatives of the membership met in St...
...The Federal Supreme court refused to hear the boycott case of the Buck's Stove and Range company against the American Federation of Labor because, the court held, there was nothing substantial to be decided...
...Latest reports give the impression that the jury's inquiry will go the full length without prejudice...
...Personal differences are playing a large part in the trouble arid each day of the inquiry the jury is hearing "spite" stories from one or another of the witnesses...
...These seven hundred representatives turned over written resignations to the officers on the understanding that they were to be filed whenever 75 per cent, of the membership deemed such action desirable...

Vol. 3 • February 1911 • No. 5


 
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