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TILLMAN ON TRUSTS
Extended Speech by South Carolina Senator
on Variouj Forms of Monopolj.
SHARP TILT WITH MR. FORAKER
v Befereiice Made to Beef Trust and
Santa Fe Cases.
M'CUMBER DISCUSSES FATE BILL
North Dakota Senator Says Measure Needs
OBJECTS TO SETTING TIME FOR VOTE
tenator Aldrlrh Way Sfiml U
Sot Heady to Take Final
Artlon n the
WASHINGTON. March 2.
and Mr. McCumhcr divided
' '-ne of
the senate today, the North L Jena
tor devoting- himself to the ra 'kjtc
question exclusively and tho South "V y.
senator discussed various question
Tillman made especial Inquiry cone, ,,
the status of his resolution relative to
use of national hank funds in politics a.
Incidentally spoke of District Attorney
Jerome's recent utterances and of Judge
Humphrey's decision In the Beef trust
cases, declaring In the latter mutter that
the decision against the attorney general
had merely reaped what he had sown In
the case of former Secretary Paul Mor
ton. Mr. Foraker defended Judge Humphrey
und Mr. Tillman deolared that he had not
'' mAan, , al.arlr lh, ltiilirn hut thn luw
Mr. MeCuraber picked Innumerable flaws
In the rate bill, predicting that If enacted
into, law It would fall entirely to meet
the demands of the public. He said, how
ever, he would vote for the bill if properly
Loda-e Offera an Amendment.
Mr. Lodge presented an amendment to
the railroad rate bill prohibiting rebaf-s
and discriminations and providing penalties
for violation of the law.
Mr. Knox gave notice of u speech on the
rate bill tomorrow.
Tho Joint resolutions regulating the al
lotment of documents In the government
printing utile and intended to prevent un
necessary printing and' binding passed yes
terday by the house were .adopted without
Tho following bill wus passed: Amending ;
iho law fixing fees and expenses of wl
ncsse.i. In th : Fnlted Slates courts In the
Mi-. Tillman spoke of Judge Humphrey's
recent decision In the beer packets' c.imj
and dccl-j' M that the tendency was t j ;
punish ' man of straw, the corporation, ;
without paying attention to the Individuals. '
Hi- declared that we weir "too Infernally i
anxloiir," about this urtltlelnl niuu; he j
nnd the beneficiary looked after. No I
doubt, he said, the law was correctly Inter
preted, hut that whs the truuble he
warned the law reformed.
'Nov.', there's Mr. Jerome." He said.
"He too, has f-illen from glace and It out
against reform. 80 h.-ic we go. The dear
people are told that we an- doing our best
fir them, but th- ilem- old constitution
aland In the v iv "
He declard. that the attorney general
was the direct progenitor of the doctrine
thnt tho colouration would he p.iutHhcd.
but not their officers and stock holders.
He laid laid down the principle in the case
of Mr. Morton and the president lias ac
cepted the doctrine, both exclaiming "He's
clean and honorable nnn should be im
mune; go after the dirty railroad."
The decision in the pacKers" case was a
natural consequence, be Bald the attorney
general hnd been hoisted by his own petard."
Moreover he was afraid tnat we were try.
ln o- in And some wav of how not In do it
in xne maner 01 me raiirnaoe.
"If the senator would get rid of some
of Ma Jaundice," remarked Mr. Spooner.
.nil put aside some of his suspicions of
Ilia fellow senators he would get on better."
Mr. Tillman declared that he could not
accept legal refinements In the place of
Mr. Foraker made an Inquiry us to what
question waa before the senate.
"I am before the aenate. responded the
Houth Carolina senator. "Nothing unusual
In that: the senator Is always before the
senate." retorted Mr. Foraker.
Mr. Tillman said If tho Ohio senator de
sired to takft hhn off th- floor he could
do o. hut he would give him warning
that he would make his speech on some
Referring to the Smith Carolina sena
tor's criticisms of Judge Humphrey, Mr.
Foraker euloprleed that official ns "nn
honorable, upright, able and capable Jurist.
In whom the people may well have confi
dence." ftetttB Time for Vote.
After further debate. Mr. Tillman again
sngceeted the desirability of securing an
agreement npon a day for a Tote on the
rate bill and re.-ul an outline of his plan
Vr. Aldrich objected to enacting a time
faar a vota at this time. He su'd he had
nere t., cause dcy. hut that there
war a till o men 7 speeches t, he made
tit ?t was evident that the senate was
not yet prepared to enact a voting date.
Mr. McCumher waa then recognised snd
addressed le senate on the rate bill. He
had read a resolution, offered ' several i
wceas sgo, setting forth a number of sub- I
le ts that should be provided for amend- i
ments to the bill. These Included terminal 1
charges of all kinds, private, car line i
harges and many other subjects not cov- j
cred by the Nil. j
Mr. MeOiuaber declared his Intention to '
vote his own sentiments regardless of the
clamor of the pre. Mr. Tillman offered !
a resolution calling upon the Interstate J
t'om.jerce commission for Information con- j
cermng railroad passes and other forms '
of free Uukets. Vnder objection tho res-
lutlons went over to tomorrow.
At S.iO th senate Went into executive
session. aljournlug five minutes later.
ew itI Program.
WAt-UUNGTON. March r7.-The house
cuix-jctUm on naral afTaira decided to re
port a building program for new ship In
th navy, aa follows: On battleship, to
coat, cxcluaSve of armor and armament,
PonAftO. lb ship to be of th largest type,
th tonnage to be deetrmlned by the secre
tary of th navy:' tore torpedo boat de
stroyer. 10 oust tTS0,U0 each, and fl.uuTi.oi-n
10 be expended by the secretary of the
navy for submarine boat, at bis diacrv
tlon. TJi naval bUl will carry a total of
H,7Su,ilXi Th current law akggregataa 110J,.
RUSSIAN WORKMEN FURIOUS
Terrible Heprcsslie Measures of the
l.ixrrnnif nl Cause Tronble
Amona People. '
ST. PKTF.HPHrno. March 27.-Pet-pile
the government's assurance 'hat another
extensive outbreak In the immediate future
Is Impossible, the clouds are lowering and
there are other indications that a bud
storm may break before Parliament meets.
The resentment against the terrible re
pressive measures of the government I"
arousing the people, especially the work
men in the cities, to fury. This Is playing
Into the hands of the revolutionists, who
are planning a political strike and a gen
eral uprising. They believe that the light
momnt will come Ir. -iild-Aprll. and both
sides are preparing for the fray. If It
comes It Is likely to I- bloodier and more
terrible than anything previously witnessed
In this country.
Tho record of arrests last week In SL
Petersburg, besides showing an awful state
of lawlessness In the capital. Is eloquent
testimony of the methods by which the
government hopes to prevent the threaten
According to the returns, IV! beggars, 215
persons without passports, 217 thieves, 270
highwaymen and l.fW" "unclassified"' per
sons, which means political suspects, were
taken into custody.
At no time during the war was the war
office more busy than now, making dispo
sitions to stiprees the Prst evidence of re
bellion. Machine turns and ammunition
o being dispatched in every direction;
lroops are being shifted and concentrated
at strategic jiolnts, armored trains are
being stationed at railroads centers and
Ironclad automobiles are being sent to the
larger cities for use In street riots.
Here and In Moscow the Cossacks and
other cavalry are again patrolling the
streets night and day; a inoject for a wire
less telegraph system to enable the govern
ment to communicate with the interior In
the event of the strike of the railroad and
telegraph operators Is being hastily
worked out and soldiers are being In
structed Jiow to man trnlns ami work the
The intrigues of the reactionists tit court
are ceaseless. In fact, the cabal seems
actually to lie fostering an outbreak In
order to suppress it mercilessly and con
vince the emperor that the people cannot
be trusted with political liberties. An Im
portant secret conference lietween Genera!
Trepoff, commandant of the palace, and a
ringleader of the cabal, was held at Tsark
sue Salo on Saturday night and the Nasha
Shlsn says that Privy Councillor Kokov
roff, lormrr minister of finance, Is going
to Paris, und that if he succeeds In nego
tiating a loan he will supplant Count Wittn
STATISTICS 0FTHE FAMINE
Oirr it Million Persons XufTcrliii, ns
llesult of Crop Failure
TUlvlO. March 27. Tho latest statistics
;.Tui amino 110111 the thri e prefectures most
heavily .-iilcctcd by the famine are as fol
lows; FuUushiuiu Complete failure of the crops
over livo-tmuia 01' Hit wnule cultivated
area, 'the sunerors nuinlitr 4hj,5SS out ol a
total population of l.lio.iUH.
Atlyagi A complete crop failure, alfects
nearly the whole cultivated urea. Tho suf
ferers number 2<5 out of a HipuluUon of
iwuie A total failure of the crops over
nearly two-thirds of the whole cultivated
urea. The sufferers number i;',122 out or u
population of 71!,927.
The sufferers here mentioned are only
those requiring Immediate relief in the mat
ter of food and clothing. The other pre
fectures are also more or less affected, es
pecially tluanima. Tho tolul number of
sufferers calling for aid exceeds l.CHiO.iino.
Assistance, both private and official. Is
active, but entirely Inadequate to the neces
sities of the occasion.
RIOT AT ROUMANIAN CAPITAL
Street I'laht Occurs Over I se of
French Language In atlounl
ViKNNA. March 27,-lierloiis street 1 Ril
ing occurred at Bucharest last night and
culminated ill a conflict between the rioters
and the troops, during wliich two men
were killed and over 300 were wounded.
The trouble arose over a demonstration
of Houmanlan nationalists against the use
of the French language in a performance
at the national theater. The Ladies' Char
ity society, which is under the patronage of
Princess Maria, advertised the production
of a play In French and thousands of na
tionalists gathered about the theater and
became so threatening that troops were
summoned and fired twice before the dem
onstration was dispersed. Over 100 persona
t astrllanr Case Postponed.
PARIS. March 27. The adjourned hearing
of the Castrllane divorce proceedings, set
for March 31, has leen postponed until
April 2X, owing to the absence of Counters
Anna at lliarrltz und to the fact that
Count Pool is engaged in a political cam
paign. The delay Is really due to the de
sire of the parties to determine on the
future business and domestic phases of the
cases before tho court proceeds with the
Archbishop IrelanC at Rome.
ROM B, March 27. Archbishop Ireland ar
rived hero today from Paris aaid wut to a
hotel. Ijiter he visited the American col
lege, wfere he was most cordially received
by the lector. Mgr. Ketjnedy. The arch
bishop then visited the College of the pro
paganda, where he wus warmly greeted by
the prefect. Cardinal Gottl. and asked to
be received 111 private audience by the pope.
Frani-4 Suit Ktuperor.
VIKNNA, March 27 The Foreign office
today Informed the Associated Press that
Kmpoier Francis Joseph today approved
the appointment of Charles Francis to be
anilmssador of the Fnlted States to Austria-Hungary.
ATTEMPT T0M0B PREACHER
Her. W. C oaler t'oaaell Cshrtril with
Immoral Practices at I. a mar. fol.,
Narrowly Lara pea l.achlaa.
LA Jl'NTA. Colo.. March 27. -Rev. YV.
trouley Conned, former pastor of the
Presbyterian church at Lamar, who Is held
for trial on a charge of immoral conduct,
was safely landed in Jail here tonight
after having been hastily removed from
Umr to prevent a lynching. Connell left
I-aniar hurriedly two weeks ago. He was
arrested at Waxachle, Tex . and was
brought back to Umir yesterday. Several
hundred men thronged the streets threat
ening to hang the minister. On being r
ralgned In court Connell waived examina
tion, acknowledging his guilt. Ittr under
heavy guard he was removed in a wagon
t Ian Anlmaa, wnehe be was placed on
board a train and brought to this place:
JEROME FILES TEST CASES
Move to Determine Leeal Status of Cam
paizn Contributions by Corporations.
VfARRANTS IN JOHN DOE PROCEEDINGS
I'nrpoae U tn ,et an lasne llefore
the gnpreme tonrt Perkins
Will Appear at Tnilny'a
NEW TORK. MRrch IT Plstriet Attorney
Jerome tortny appeared before Magistrate
Moss In the Tombs police court and ap
plied for warrants to bp ued In testing the
legality of the contribution of Insurance
companies' funds to political sommlttee
funds. The name of no person was men
tioned at the time. After listening to Mr.
Jerome, Magistrate Moss said that before
he would Issue any warrants In the mntter
evidence would have to be presented thnt
a crime had been committed. To establish
tills evidence Mr. Jerome asked for the Is
suance fif a number of subpoenas In blank
to be used In "John Doe" proceedings be
fore the magistrate. Late In the day these
subpoenas were issued. It was said at
the district attorney's office that every ef
fort will lie made to get the proceedings
under way tomorrow. All the evidence at
the disposal of the district attorney, it was
stated, will be presented to the court, anil
then it will remain with the magistrate as
to whether or not warrants shall be Issm d.
I'nrpose of Mr. Jerome.
In taking this action today Mr. Jerome
is carrying out the polhy he announced
before Justice OSulllvan In the court of
special sessions last Friday, when he de
fended the opinion he had previously ren
dered that there had been no crime com
mitted In connection with the campaign
contribution. Justice O'Sulllvan ruled, how
ever, that if It could lo shSiwn there was
an Intent to defraud the rightful owners
of the property, It was for the Jury to say
whether or not the case was one of larceny.
He so Instructed the grand jury and urged
the grand Jurors fearlessly to Investigate
the matter and not to seek shelter In the
face of an unpleasant duty.
Mr. Jerome asked Justice O'Sulllvan If h"
would not. sitting as a magistrate, issue a
warrant for the arrest of ticorge W. Per
kins, former vice president of the New
Yoik Life company. In order that a writ of
habeas corpus might ! obtained and the
matter be taken nt once to the highest
court. Mr. Jerome also suggested that If
contributing to campaign committees by
officers of the insurance companies consti
tuted larceny, the matter Involved Chair
man George H. Cortelyou and Treasurer
Cornelius N. Bliss of the republican na
tional campaign committee in matter of
receiving stolen goods.
Justice O'Sulllvan declined to act in the
case, saying there were plenty of magis
terial courts before whom the matter could
he placed and the warrants secured.
Perkins VVHJ Appear Today.
He fore Muglstrute Moss Issued the blank
subpoenas requested by District Attorney
Jerome today he examined Darwin P.
Kingsley, vice president of the New York
Life Insurance company, who apiM?artd be
fore him. Edmui'd L. Randolph, treasurer,
and several employes of the New York
Life were examined In the district at
torney's office this afternoon. It was stated
tonight that Mr. Perkins has agreed to
api-ear nt the proceedings tomorrow.
M.iKlstrale .Moss said concerning the
matte '. : ,
"Mr. Jerome came to . ine and asked a
warrant or warrants for several persons
und I told lilin very frankly that if a crime
luid been committed he would have to tell
me about it. I told him In my judgment
that could be the best done by deposition,
and he agreed to submit them to me. The
names of no person or persons were men
tioned at the time."
It waa learned today tliHl the grand Jury
has not asked District Attorney Jerome for
any evidence in the Insurance cases beyond
what he had already furnished the Jury
sevetal days ago.
HIGH LICENSE LAW IN OHIO
Senate Passes House Bill Fixing, Fee
nt I.MH, After an Hscltliig
COLL'MIH S. .. March iT". Amid scenes
of excitement almost unprecedented in
Ohio legislative procedure, the senate this
afternoon passed the Aiken house bill, in
creasing the saloon tax from I.150 to ll.ino
and sealed Its action by voting down a mo
tion to reconsider.
The victory of the advocates of the
Aiken bill waa won by suierior general
alilp In parliamentary procedure, aided by
the friendly support of Lieutenant Governor
Harris, the presiding officer of the senate.
The advocate of the SI l0 tax went Into
the ses'.on with only eighteen votes, or one
less tlmn a constitutional majority. Four
senators had agreed to support an amend
ment reducing the tax to WO. This wan
shut out by a motion fur the previous ques
tion, which closed the debate and amid in
tense excitement the roll was called. The
vote stood IK to IS. Senator lleatty Im
mediately changed from no to aye, and
amid tremendous cheering of the temper
ance people In the galleries, Senators
Berry, Roehmer, D. Denman and LAumttn
nlso changed from no to aye.
After a few minutes' lull, during which
the crowd began to disperse, Penato
Rerry moved the reconsideration of 1 lie
vote, and the lii ult 11. tut governor, seem
ing not to hear demands for yens and
na s, promptly called for a viva voce vote
and the motion was lost. The most Intense
excitement followed this action, several
of the senators denouncing the lieutentnt
governor from the ..oor. Senntor Ward
of Cleveland declared it was one of the
most disgraceful proceedings ever witnessed
In a legislative body. The lieutenant gov
ernor, replying to the senators who hn 1
assailed him. declared that he wis acting
within the rules of parliamentary procedure
and assumed the full responsibility for all
hTe Aiken bill will go into effect Imme
diately upon being signed by the governor,
or within ten days should It not be signed
or vetoed. The brewer claim the bill will
drive half the saloons of Ohio, 01 about
tb,'i out of buslm s.
BRIDGE AGENT IS CONVICTED
Henry Hagaes of Fremont, O., Foand
Guilty of tlolallac State
8ANDI SKY. "O.. March T -Henry
Hughes of Fremont, the first of eighteen
bridge agents and corporations to be tried
on a Joint Indictment returned by the
Erie county grand Jury, charging con
spiracy in restraint of p-ade, contrary to
the provUloua of the Valentine anti-trust
law, wa fouud guilty Ule tUia afurouon.
OIL HEARING AT AN END
Vttornet t'eneral Medley Pnta Fact
Reaarillna- rarch for Witnesses
Into the rtecord.
NF.W YORK. March 27. -The taking of
testimony In this city In the proceeding,
brought by the stile of Missouri to oust
from thai 1 omimmwealih the Btan.l-ird till
company of Indiana, the Waters-Pierce
Oil company and the Republic Oil company,
en the ground that they constitute a com
bination In restraint of trade, was ended
today. Attorney Oeneral Hadley of Mis
souri, who has been present during the
most of the time since the tncal Inquest
began, announced thnt with today's ad
journment the New York proceedings were
ended. He Instructed Commissioner Sen
born, licfore whom thv witnesses testliled.
to send a certified cy of the testimony
to the supreme court of Missouri, where It
will become a part ot the record In th
Practically the Inst move Mr. Hadley
made In the case, waa to Introduce testi
mony showing the difficulties under wide
most of the witnesses who are In any wa
connected with the Siunilnrd Oil compan)
were served. He put In the record the fact
that every effort had been made to secure
the testimony of John D. Rockefeller, but
none had succeeded. He Introduced copies
of letters written to attorneys of the Stand
ard Oil requesting that offic ers of the com
pany accept serv ice. The request applied to
John D. Rockefeller along with several
During the examination of the subpoena
server, counsel for the defendant companies
brought out that the man had received
money from newspapers for stories of his
experiences III trying to serve some of the
Standard Oil men. Counsel declared thtse
facts were brought out "to show there has
been a lot of grandstanding and advertis
ing about this, and a lot of sensationalism."
"The only sensationalism there has been
in this case hns been the sensational at
tempts of these witnesses to evade service
of subpoenas." repllod Attorney General
FIERCE FIGHT IN A CHURCH
Factional ttnurrrl at Coaldule. W. Vs.,
Results In One Death aad Serious
Injury to Three Persons. .
BLFSFIKLD. Y. Va.. March 27.-In a
tight that started at a social In the Meth
odist Kplseopal church at Coaldale near
here tonight one man was killed and five
other persons were wounded, two set t.
Mrs. Benjamin Copely, purl of head torn
awav; will die.
Mrs. It. H. llnrper. shot in side.
Henry Garden, shot In leg.
Two unidentified men, sllghtlv wounded.
They (led after the light.
The tragedy resulted from the hitter feel
ing existing between two rival church
factions, the factional fight being over the
management of funds for the erection of n
new church building. '
MUTUAL RESERVE,. IS - SUED
Robert Pitsseralal Demand Cash for
Pnid-lp Policy, Alleaing
Had Management. t
SAN FRANCISCO, March 27. Itoliert If.
Fitzgerald has sued the Mutual Reserve
Fund Life association, from which he se
cured a policy for So.Wo itoo for the
surrender value of hi policy, for tin ac
counting. He alleges that the officers of
the corpoiatlon have conducted its busi
ness In an extravagant manner and have
expended for years large sums of money
In excess of the proper limit, Jlno.flno prr
year. He avers that t lie management has
been reckless and wasteful and Ihat there
have been wrongful appropriations of funds
by the officer:.
After the policy was Issued to him, he
alleges, the corporation changed Its name
and is now doing business as the Mutual
Reserve Life Insurance company.
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Conerettftman Kennedy Asks Increase fo
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LIVE STOCK INSPECTION HAMPERED
Flaht-llour Law Applicable in La
borers Employed on Irrigation
Work I niler Control of Got
tFrom a Staff Correspondent !
WASHINGTON. March 27. (Special Tele
gram.) Congressman Kennedy has taken
up with the Postofflce department the mat
ter of procuring additional facilities for
the stock yards branch of the South
Omaha postofflce. The branch has grown
until the business amount to morn than
t'-o.OOO per year. It was established as a
convenience to the live siock Interests and
to enable the commission men to get out
:her reports of Sales rain day. There Is
not help enough to get the mall out
promptly. It lakes the time of one man to
stamp the letters nt certain hours of the
day. A stamp cancelling machine Is wanted
to relieve the situation and an Increase
of salary Is wanted for the superintendent.
Seventy thousand pieces of mill matter are
handled the last two days .if each week
In addition to the regului ousiness. The
Live Stork exchange Is deeply Interested
In this matter nnd hns passed resolutions,
which have been sent to Congressman
Kennedy and also to the postmaster gen
eral. Inspection Service Handicapped.
Secretary of Agrlcuttute Wilson In ac
knowledging the receipt of a copy of the
speech of Representative Kennedy in the
house of representatives. In which he urged
Increased appropriations with which to con
duct the Inspectioh of live stock and meats
In western states, pay a neat compli
ment to the Omaha congressman. Secre
tary Wilson In his letter to Congressman
"We are and have been greatly handi
capped In our work for want of money to
inspect animals when they are put on the
cars and have been compelled to let a
good many men drop out in order to obey
the law. We have been Handicapped for
want of money to conduct Inspection ante,
post mortem and microscopic nt the pack
ing houses of the country. It Is gratify
ing to us here to find thai anybody sym
pathizes with us in our work. Congress
did. if I remember rightly, give us Jiil.Oon,
or about half as much an we need. The
'luestion annoying us now Is, how we are
Tolng tn make It do. In fart, we cannot.
We shall be compelled to stop some of our
work, reduce some of It and eke the money
out as best we can. The committee on ap
propriations of the house Is no doubt com
posed of great men. but they seem to be
unable to get down to these little things
that so vltallv concern ine western sto.-k
Soil Survey of Lancaster.
Senator Burkett was today advised that
during the coming summer the Department J
of Agriculture would undertake a soil mir-
vey of Lancaster county. To secure such
a survey Senatur Burkett has been im
portuning the Agricultural department ever
since the commencement of the present
session and today was advised that with
the opening of the field season l.ancustcr
county would be Included In the coming
Flalit-Ilour Law Applicable.
In connection with the construction of
Irrigation works by the government, espe
cially that which Is being done by fh"
reclamation service engineers under their
own account and nat by contractors, an
Interesting question has arisen whether tho
uct of August 1 and the act of June 17,
1902, are intended to fix the number of
hours per day. when employment is by
tho day, and if such be the case whetln r
If these laborers are employed by the hour
it would be lawful fur the engineers of
the reclamation service to require or per
mit laborers to work ten hours per day.
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SEARCH FOR GREEK FIRE
Stephen Adam onfeaae to klleaed
Plot to Destroy Carload of
POISE. Idaho., March 27,-Stephen Adams,
one of the men who has confessed regard
ing his connection with the. crimes In Colo
rado unit this state, charged against the
so-called "inner circle' of the Western
Fedetalion of Miners, was taken to Poca
tello today to dig up a lot of nintcrlnl
designated ns Greek fire, which he asserts
he burled there late in the summer of Wl.
Detective Mcl'urland. Detective Thirl,
Governor Gooding. Warden Whitney of the
penitentiary. Traveling Guard Robhlns and
two newspaper men were In the party.
dams, In his confession stated he was sent
by Haywood and Moyer to Pocatello to In
tercept a carload of nonunion men being
sent from the Cour D'Allencs to Colorado.
He was nlso, he says, directed to kill the
entire lot, and exxpected to do so with the
Greek fire. This was to be thrown Into the
car, where It would enevelope everything
with fire that nothing could extinguish. He
had two quart battles nnd three smnll ones.
The carload of nonunion men did not some
through as expected, and after waiting
a good while the plan was given up. Adams
then burled the stuff in an old buildin;;
that hnd bee nused as a sawmill, packing
the bottles In a tin can.
A special to the Stntesmnn from Poca
tello says the place Is now used ns a stable
and Adams is digging up the floor to llnd
the cache. One glass stopper has been
found, which Adams thinks belongs to one
of the small bottles.
RIGHT TO USE BUSTER BROWN
Hearst Papers Knjoined from Print
ing Heading; Over th
NF.W YORK. March 27. (Special T le
grnm.) A preliminary Injunction reslainlng
the Star company, .which publishes the New
York American and Journal from further
use of th word., "Buster Brown" as, a
heading for the comic section In Sunday
paper .s Issued today by Judge Lacombe
of the Fnlted States circuit court. The
injunction Is the first step In the litigation,
over the right to publish ."Buster Brown"
lietween the New York Herald company
! H"'1 th" 8tnl" company. The Injunction is
held to apply to the title "Buster
apply to the title "Buster Brown"
only, the urtlst being left free to publish
further pictures of same kind, provided
only that they do not Imitate pictures al
ready published, so as to be an infrlnge-
' The Bee's right to publish the Buster
Brown pictures will be confirmed by this
decision, as Its service Is through the New
I ECHO OF PURITAN SWINDLE
City Bank HtIuk Suit III Con
necticut on Notes t'lven
WATKHBI RV. Conn.. March 27. iHpeclul
Telegram. ) An echo of the Puritan Manu
facturing company swindle of Iowa t'lty,
la., has Just come up here In a test caxe
brought by the Johnson County Savings
bank of Iowa City against A. ('. Walker
of this city to recover on some notes in
payment for jewelry bought of the Puritan
Vhen Walker received the goods tiiat he
bought for 14-karat gold, he found tiny
were of brass, washed with gold. Ilia notes
had been discounted at the bank by this
time, hut he. declined to honor the notes and
the bank has brought suit to recover. One
of the tiuestlons to be determined is
j whether the bank acted In good faith in
i discounting the notes, or whether It waa
cognizant of a swindle.
' A large number of flrma in this slate
: were caught by the Puritan company.
GOOD "WIRELESS" RECORD
fjoternment Experiment Between
I nlted Mate and Cuba Meet
irltU Fair Heault.
, WASHINGTON, Mtrch ST.-fnder the
, direction of ear Admltal Cowles, chief
' of the bureau of equipment. Navy depart
i nient. careful experiments were made re
; cently for ten days in sending government
wireless disiatches between the stations
! at Guantanamo, Cuba, Key West and
Feni-acola, Fla., and Colon, Panama. It
was found that about 73 per cent of the
messages were entirely successful and the
rate of success was much higher with the
night message than wltn thone sent In
day. This record is better than has ever
been made by the navy In former tests.
QUINCY MEN KILLED IN WRECK
Bottle of Leonard Keck, Frederick
Mcolj and Millard IHckhnt In
rlnerated at Adobe, Colo.
Ql'lNCY. HI., March 27. It Is now pos
itively known that Iy-on-inl Keck. Fred
crick Nleloy and Wilfred Dlck';iit, three
young men who left here for Mcflnud,
Cal., were killed in the wed: at Adobe,
Colo. One of the survivors has written
th it he left them In the sm iking car not
leu minutes before the accident and tint
the bodies niut have been completely in
cinerated. Hllwaokre lioad at eattl
SKAT'I I.IC. W ash.. March 27. At the leg.
ular meeting of the city council last night
application of the ('liiwitro. .Milwaukee a.
St. Paul railw.iv for a fraiu-hise to . ntrr
this cilv, which has ben pending for roo-e j
iiuin loiMoor. wi graiorn. .-iccorinne
l'l in,- .linrini-ni Kuril out ov ine .VI I
wnike' official, cnuxt ruci Ion of the Wash
ington division of the new trsnseontlneniiil
road will be sturie,, with this city as the
buse of construction and supplies within
the next few weeks.
Ulaml Hlver la lllaa.
DAYTON, o.. March 27. Ab a result of
yesterday's rainfall and thaw the Miami
liver and Its t ributaries Wolf creek, Mad
rler ami Still n tertia e been tians
fornted Into raging torrents. The Miami
river thl morning is riMng at the rate of
four Inches Hn hour. While the ejty (
believed to I- adequately protected ,r
lowlands fcooth are alreadv t)old mnl
great property -linur- is feared. Portions
of several villages are under wafer.
(;rot PatlUon Better.
,'t aim pi, nirrn Mt. oovernor
Ptti.n is better and continue to tula
atrecg-tb. lie passed a (ood night.
STRIKE IN BALANCE
Coal Scale Committee Eeporta Disacreement
to Joint Conference.
AFTERNOON OF SHARP DISCUSSION
Mitchell and Wilson Arena that Business
Conditions Justify Increase.
OPERATORS DISPUTE THIS STATEMENT
Illinois, Indiana and Ohio Men Say They
Cannot Pay Proposed Scale.
SAY DIFFERENTIAL FAVORS PENNSYLVANIA
Adjournment I Taken I ntll l O'clock
Thl Morning Wlthont Final Ac
tion rtrcnk of Joint Confer
INPIANAPOUS. March 27.-The Joint
scale committee, of thn bituminous coal
operators of Illlm-ls, Indiana. Ohio ami
western Pcnnsylvaflila today reported a dis
agreement to the Joint conference of th
central competitive district and after a.
cession of three hours the conference ad
journed to meet tomorrow morning at
The discussions and arguments presented
during the afternoon by the representatives
of the miners and operators showed no
change whatever In the situation and indi
cated that the opposing sides are no nearer
a wage agreement than they were In Jan
uary, when the first conference was held.
The present wage scale will expire Saturday
and unless an agreement Is reached before
Its expiration SPo.fmo miners In the four
states will lie called from the mines.
President Mitchell of the miners opened
tho discussion In the Joint conference, after
there had been a silence of ten minutes,
during which each side was waiting for
the other to make the first move. In a
brief speech ho said it had been his ex
pectation that some proposition looking
to an adjustment of the differences would
be submitted by the operators at the after
noon sef-sinn, hut it was evident they had
not been nble to agree among themselves
The miners of the Joint conference, he said,
had even exceeded their powers to meet
the grave responsibilities placed upon them,
"not only as miners, hut ns countrymen
and citizens, by the request and the sugges
tions of the president of our country. And
It will become evident from the votes re
ported here by at least four of the states,
who must und rightfully slinll assume the
responsibility for a disagreement. If no set
tlement Is reuched."
Mitchell Make n Motion.
Mr. Mitchell then offered for the consid
eration of tho . convention a motion that
as a basis of settlement there be a restora
tion of the scale, the mining scale and the
day wage scale and the dead work scale of
J. II. Winder, chairman of the operator,
offered as a substitute a motion to adopt
the present scalo with all conditions exist
ing at the time of Its adoption with th
mining rate at Danville for a base and to
Include all cost of shooting, loading, tim
bering and Inspection of shots.
Speeches were made for the operators by
J. C. Kolsi ni and Phil Penna of Indiana,;
H. I.. Taylor of Illinois and II. L. Chap
man of Indiana, nil expressing the deter
mination of the operators of those states to
oppose an advance ' in wnge. For tho
miners, President John Mitchell, Vice I-resi-dent
T. 1,. Lewis and Secretary W. ii. Wil
son cf too nctional organisation, together
with II. C. Perry of the Illinois miners.
President William Oreen of the Ohio miners
nnd President Wellington O'Connor of the
Indiana miners, expressed the determlna-'
Hon of 'he miners to Insist upon their de
mands for the restoration of the wage scale
of l'jr.i, w hlch Is an Increase of 5.5& per cent.
Mr. F. L. Bobbins of the western Pennsyl
vania operators, who favors the payment
of the Increase demanded by. tho miner,
did not speak during the afternoon.
MugKestlou of Arbitration.
Mr. Phil Penna of tho Indiana operators
in his speech suggested tho settlement ot
the difficulty by arbitration. On this sub
ject he said:
"The coal operator for whom I am talk
ing have done business In Joint scala com
mittees for twenty consei-utlve years. They
have favored peace at all times, and favor
peace now with honor. Itather than resort
to an industrial strike as fur aa Indiana
is concerned, wo may have other things to
suggest nnd we hope, there may U- other
thlrga avullable to prevent any such thing.
I ".o not know what might bo done, or how
we may avoid this industrial conflict un
less, perhaps, when we cannot agree the
people would Interfere, or It might be the
American people, through the president, a
has been done before. I do not know of any
good reason why we could not avert a
calamity by some such means at tills time
or in the near 'future. One thing Is sure
The American people are not going to suffer
any great Inconvenience because of tho dis
agreement over a paltry S per cent Increase
An adjournment until tomorrow w.is
taken in the midst of the dlncussion. No
vote was taken on tiny proposition ducMQ
Ncale Committer Ileporbb
The wuge. committee wan In Session Vw fc
fhort time today. It met at 9:10 o'clock
, and after n half hour pcnt In genual
! talk that bore no relation to the question
I at hseue, motion waa made and mi.
anlmously adopted that a disagreement be
The national officer of the miner In
committee yesterday strongly reiterated
their former declarations that under no
circumstances would they sign a scale nt
anything less than an atfvanee in wagea
of B..i. per rent and Pcriddrnt Perry of the
Illinois miners, had assured the operators
that no Illinois union or district would W
allowed to sign unless the advance was
given to every union miner In the state.
This ultimatum was received by the
operators in silence and n adjournment
was at once taken until this morning when
the motion to
report a oimgreement
I at t-nc offered by President Mitchell of
1 the miners and rarrled unanfmously.
'Joint Conference Convene.
The Joinf conference of the operator and
i miner opened this afternoon at Tomllnaon
; lull. President Mitchell of the miners ar
rived early and took a set In front of tha
presiding officer s chair. Secretary W. H.
I Wtlwin took Ms eat oi, the 'tform at
i about the same time. Ti e miners and op-
erator uuietly took their seat and by. 2
ri'i l. i k the hall whk till-d
it ens 2 -.o p. in. when U. W. Traer,
: chairman of the Joint conference, called tb
. meeting to order. Th report of tho Joint
scale, committee i read by C. I Scog-
, -h. . j
U f th "'''4ri,'- Tn report t
tenaraJ act forth, th gxtluo, uX tb Join
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