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RATE REVIEW CLAUSE
Eopnblioani In 6enat Practically Aere. on
SUGGESTION DRAWN BY SENATOR ALLISON
kIt is Expected to Command United Support
of Majority Party.
CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD TODAY
Senate Adjourni Until Monday to Giro
Ample Time for Discussion.
SUITS TO' BE AGAINST COMMISSION
If Idea, la Adopted Amendment. Pre
sented by the Democratic Sea
tor Will Be Rendered
ULTIMATUM TO THE SULTAN
Great Britain Demuad. the Complete
Removal of Tnrklah Troop,
FUNSTON TELLS OF WORK
Army Met It Greatest Belief Problem at
ARMY CONTROLS MEDICAL SUPPLIES
Soathern raeifle Reporta Arrival of
More Thaa Oae Thoaaand Cara
of Supplies for the
BAN FRANCISCO, May 4. The anny
people at the Fresldlo have accomplished
wonders In the way of straightening out
the badly mixed up condition of affairs
.tr-tfWnn ltv In an Interview cm
y"5,- Ject today General Funston said:
Is Is the largest rescue work ever
LONDON, May 4. The British ambassa
dor at Constantinople yesterday presented
note to Turkey demanding their com
plete withdrawal of Turkish troops from
Egyptian territory. The note Is practically
an ultimatum and constitutes Great
Britain's last word on the encroachment
of Turkey on the Binaltlc peninsula.
The French and Russian ambassadors at
Constantinople are supporting the British
contentions. Should the ultimatum fall to
have the desired effect, the British Medi
terranean fleet will take the measure so
often employed by the powers in recent
years as the result of. disputes with the
sultan, and a naval demonstration. It ,
anticipated, will quickly bring aba- .
evacuation of the Tabah terrttc . .v -itempted by the army.
Great Britain contends is ' V N .y
Egyptian territory. '.O'"
The Sultan was glvei ,v in which
to comply with the Brll ' ..iand for the
withdrawal of -his troops .rom Tabah and
other points on the Sinai peninsula pending
the delimitation of the frontier by a com
mission. MALTA, May 4 The British cruiser Car
navon, Barham, Suffolk and Venus .and the
special torpedo boat Vulcan, with destroy
ers, started for Plraeu tonight. The bat
tleship Formidable, flagship of Vice Ad
miral Lord Charles Beresford. the battle
ship Irresistible and the cruiser Leviathan
have arrived here from a cruise. .
ZULUS MURDER AN OFFICIAL
British Magistrate Meets Death la
Zalaland While Collecting
WASHINGTON, May 4. in accordance
with the. agreement of last Monday, the
senate today entered upon the considera
tion of amendments to the railroad rate bill
under the fifteen-minute rule,' but made
little progress. The greater part of the
day was devoted to Mr. Lodge's provision
bringing pipe lines with the terms of the
bin and It was ultimately unanimously
agreed to, after so amending It aa to ex
clude gas and water lines from Its opera
tion, thus practically confining it to oil
line. There were two roll calls, but neither
was of Importance at. on one accepting the
amendment, there was no division what
ever, while the action taken on the other.
on the question of confining the provision P1KTERM ARITZBURG, NataJ. May 4.
to oil lines, waa practically nullified by the An outrage which may have serious con-
subsequent elimination of gas and water sequences has occurred In ululand. Mr.
pipes from the amendment. ' The provls- Btalnbank, the British magistrate at
ion was so amended aa to make It appll- I Mahlabitlnl, Zululand, has been killed by
cable to the oil pipe line In the Panama Zulus while collecting taxes near that
canal sone. place. Mr. Stalnbank, his wife, a woman
A proposition by Mr. Foraker to exclude companion and some mounted police were
refrigerator cars from the requirements of caught In ambush by hostile natives who
the bill and another by Mr. McCumber fired a volley at them. The magistrate
making the requirements concerning those and one of the police were fatally wounded.
tars more stringent than in the original Mr. Btalnbank and the two women man
i.m wor. imnariiallv voted down. aged to reach Mahlabitlnl, where the
During the day there were many short magistrate died of his wounds.
speeches on the amendments, and also more Mahlabitlnl lies to the westward of the
or less discussion of points of order. Upon forest where Bambaata. the insurgent
the whole the day s proceedings were quite thief, formerly the regent of the Greytown
,.rf,m..i.,i v hin- rendered so bv the ren- district. Natal, who has been In arms
eral knowledge of the fact that the repub- against local authorities for a month past,
liran senators were on the eve of an agree- had been hiding and It la averted here
ment that would determine the character there seems to be no doubt that tho rebel
of the bill. There was an evident general chief has succeeded In Inducing another
disposition to await that agreement and an tribe of Zulus to Join In the revolt.
rtjournment over tomorrow was taken for
MINERS WILL DECIDE TODAY
Question of Mtrlke Referred to Com
ml I tee Which Mill Report
8CRANTON. Pa., May 4.-The United
Mine Workers' convention of delegatea,
which has been In session here the last
two days considering the refusal of the
mine operators to grant the demands of
the mine workers, will declare Itself finally
and definitely tomorrow. That Is the only
thing that can be said with any cer
tainty tonight. The entire situation Is
now believed to rest with President Johu
Mitchell. Theoretically It Is In the hands of
the general scale committee, but In reality
Mr. Mitchell is the gutldlng spirit of that
The .convention at Its session this after
noon, which was a very brief one, decided
to refer the entire question to the general
Scale committee of thirty-six with Instruc
tions to report recommendations to the
convention tomorrow at 10 o'clock. The
reference brought into the situation for
the first time since the delegates began
to arrive In the city a possible suggestion
of peace, though It Is generally believed
tonight that a majority of the delegates
still favor the declaration of a strike.
The general scale committee went Into
session at 3 o'clock. Immediately following
the adjournment of the convention. Tt re
mained in session until after S o'clock,
when President Mitchell announced that
first few days the tent cities that sprung the entre matter had been referred by the
'In the east they speak of fire as 'the
greatest catastrophe of the age,' but those
who have been engaged in the work of
relief on the ground do not yet realize
that 200,000 people, made homeless and
penniless In a day, have been fed and
sheltered for two weeks, and no man.
woman or child has gone hungry. The
relief committee wrought wonders, but In
the end it must be admitted that without
the army it would have been Impossible.
Every quartermaster's storehouse in the
country waa emptied in a day. For the
ROGERS REPLIES TO GARFIELD
Standard Oil Magnate Deniea All Charges
of Illegal Practice or Methods.
BUSINESS DONE ON LEGITIMATE LINES
He gar Charges Made by tho
Commissioner of Corporations
Are tntruthful end
'the purpose of permitting It to be perfected.
Text of the Compromise.
What amounts practically to an agreement
on the existing differences concerning court
I eat urea of the railroad rate bill has been
reached ' by senate conferences extending
over the last week, and Senator Allison will
NO REACTION IN RUSSIA
Nurh Statement la Made hy Controller
of Kmplre on Behalf of
. ' Premier.
ST. PETERSBURG. May 4.-M. Schwan-
offer an amendment conferring Jurisdiction ebach. former minister of agriculture, con-
upon the circuit court to hear and determ- I troller of the empire In the new cabinet, i
In. suits brought against the Interstate I who la Premier GoremyjUu's chief lictiton-commlsslon.-Ths
amendment will not aug-I ant. sent for the Associated Frees corre-
gest to tho court whether the Judicial re- spondent today and requested In behalf
view shall be confined to . constitutional of the new premier that It be announced to
questions or whether It shall be an, Inquiry the (United States and to the world gener
Into Che Justness or reasonableness of the ally In the following official note, that the
rates fixed by the commission. new ministry doee not mean reaction:
Senator Long made the principal legal I His majesty, the emperor, and the pre-
irgument for the house bill, and Senators mier. Tmyin, n"v ne Ixt"Ji0V?T'
iitutur,i, w ahle Intention of mrrvlna- thrmiirh the 1,1am
Aldrlch and Crane, the leadera In the of national represent a'tion with all It ImDllee.
movement seeking-an amendment provtd- There Is no' Intention of dissolving Far
ing for a broad -court review expressed namem. iNaiuraiiy, iinio.eseen nrcum
. , - . -v . I stances msy arise, as In any government,
themselves today aa favoring the amend- wmcn might force an unhappy event. Hut
msnt and both factions are agreed tnat I we don t anticipate such a misfortune, us
the compromise Is satisfactory to President the majority of the members of Parliament
Roosevelt. Undoubtedly this means that ,'hey are desirous of forcing a
obstacles to the speedy passage of the conflict. The government's purpose will be
measure have been removed.
Whether the conservatives or the radicals
)av won a victory la a question that la
not disturbing either faction. Tb. agree.
ment In a measure la regarded aa political.
It Is believed that now practically the en
tire republican strength of the senate will
be cast for the bill, whereas under tha long
continued estrangement It was conceded
that It would require minority endorsement
to pass the bill and the democratlo party
would be In position to take full credit
Despite the atti'ude of republican sen
ator not to discuss tho subject of victory
to work with Parliament.
BODY OF STRANGER FOUND
Man Believed to Bo Russian Dies
from Revolver Shot at
PARIS,, May 4. The body of a atrangar
of Russian type of features and having a
revolver wound In his head was found In
the forest of Vlncennes today. It Is be
lieved he waa an accomplice of the two an
archlsta who went to the forest with bombs
defeat friends of the house bill .when y"lrdT-
Following the bomb explosion yesterday
Prefect of Police Leplne ordered the arrest
of a number of foreign agitators. Twenty-
nine have been arrested. M. Leplne has
also ordered the arrest of all persons Inter
fering with liberty of work.
Two dynamite cartridges were exploded
at Lens today, causing much damage to
the houaes of two nonstrlkers.
STEAMER STRIKES ICEBERG
charged with surrender to the conserva
tive forces In defense are pointing to Sen
ator Long's speech on the bill. In that
speech 4 he Kansas senator said:
"I do not object to an amendment author
ising suit to be brought against the com
mission and conferring Jurisdiction on the
L'ultsd .States courts sitting In equity to
hear and determine any such suit."
In Harmony with Loner's Idea-
It waa stated today that Senator Long I
spoke for tho friends of the bill and they
pointed out the agreement now reached ia
la exact accord with the auggeation made
by blm. In the same speech Senator Long
quoted Senators Lodge, Foraker and Knox,
declaring that an amendment should pro
vide for a review by the courts "not only Anglo-Peruvian, Captain Curtis, from
as to whether the rats Is confiscatory, but Shields April 11 for Philadelphia, foundered
also as to whether It Is Just and reason- recently In the Atlantic as the result of a
able." I collision with an Iceberg. All the members
Friends . of the bill, la speeches la tho I of Its crew were picked up by the British
senate, have contended throughout that I steamer Mohawk, from New Tork April 20
tha house bill conferred jurisdiction upon I for Antwerp, which passed Prawls Point
tbs courts, but they opposed strenuously today and signalled the news.
Members of tho Crow An
l aad Taken to
LONDON. May 4.-Th. British steamer
up in the Presidio were without order or
arrangement. Many of the homeless were
crowded together In the wooden barracks.
The conditions resulting were not sanl-
tury, and jet ihey were moved into a
city of tents which had come by express
from the east. Possibly the only problem
which now remains for the army In this
particular camp Is to fix the day when
It shall come down and the cum per a re
turn to normal conditions In the city.
, Thousand Cars Received.
"Rapid . progress is oelng made In the
medical supply depot at the Presidio, which
will soon be able to furnish the hospitals
of the city with all the drugs necessary
for the treatment of the sick. The work
of systematizing the depot waa begun last
Saturday, when Colonel Louis Brechem,
V. S. A., waa Instructed to take charge of
all medical supplies sent td the relief
committee, as well as those belonging to
the government, and to Issue them to the
different hospitals and dispensaries recog
nised by the Red Cross society."
In the matter of outside relief, the
Southern Pacific officials state that up
to 7 o'clock yesterday morning, l,0u5 car
loads of supplies had been delivered In
San Francisco from all sections of tha
country. For the twenty-four hours end
ing at 7 o'clock yesterday morning eighty-
five carloads were sent to the city from
Oakland and sixty more cars were still
n the Oakland yards. In addition, forty-
one cars were enroute west from Reno.
The Southern raclfic people are of the
opinion that 300 additional carloads of va
rious supplies from the east will reach
Oakland during the next five days.
The cheering Information was given yes
terday that San Francisco Is not threat
ened with a water1 famine and that all of
the city's sources of water supply are In
The first signs of the resumption of the
real estate aalea market were given yes
terday. Several transactions which were
In process of negotiation before the con
flagration were completed on the Hues of
the original terms, while new ones were
entered upon. In addition a number of
offers for realty at figures considerably
below the valuea that have hitherto reigned
were promptly declined. .
The clearing house committee reports all
the city banks as solvent. Its statement
maye be taken as authoritative.
May Redeem Mntllated Coin.
A great deal of melted and otherwise mu
tilated coin Is being received at the mint.
Under the rule this goes 'In - as bullion.
which entails a great loss upon the citlsens,
especially In the case of silver, where the
bullion value is about one-half that of the
cotn. Assists nt Treasurer Rants, who was
sent out to assist Treasurer Jacobs In con
ducting the affairs of the subtreasury, has
taken up the matter with the authorities
In Washington "and an effort will be made
to .have the fire coin redeemed at Its face
value where It la In a sufficiently good state
of preservation for Identification..
Ontalde Loans Rot Needed
The San Francisco clearing house today
received a report from its executive com
mittee, which was adopted. portion of
the reports reada as follows
The co ilttee feels that the business
community as such, does not need charity
to aid tnem in reDuiming tne city. With
$lS0,0o0,0u0 or mora to be received from the
Insurance companies, the banks In a strong.
solvent condition, Dountirul harvests prom
ised in the state and general underlying
business sound, any further financial help
should be looked for only on strictly buxl-
nes DrinciDlea. In other words, since the
Insurance Indemnity will largely replace
the destroyed buildings as wu as stocks
of merchandise and our banks able to
meet general commercial requirements. In
dlvldusla or Institutions who may come to
find it necessary or expedient to amly to
outside sources for loans should do so as
occasion may arise on tho usual basis of
rood security. We cannot rebuild In a day,
We shall shortly have more money than
can be Immediately used:. so It seems pre
mature to assume that our resources will
prove Inadequate and especially that the
occasion demands the introduction of un
tried methods of finance which may be
found to bo illegal or otherwise impractlor
NEW TORK. May 4. In reply to Presi
dent 'Roosevelt's message and the report
of Commissioner Garfield. Messrs. II. II.
Rogers and John D. Archbold of the Stand
ard Oil company said thnt their examina
tion of the message and report had neces
sarily been a hurried one and that they
should at a later date make full answer
to their shareholders. Meanwhile they
made the following statement to the As
In the president's effort to secure the
passage of a bill enlarging the powers of
the Interstate Commerce commission and
Just and equitable railway rates, we have
jii-eelnely the fame interest that any good
citlr.cn has. No more and no less. Re
Bnrdlng his criticisms upon the manage
ment of the railways or his strictures upon
any nta of the Interstate Commerce com
mission, we have neither responsibility nor
concern. When, however, he or Commis
sioner Garfield attacks the Standard Oil
company and uses Its methods of doing
business as object lessons for the purpose
of promoting his views we protest. It may
he frankly stated at the outset that the
StHndard Oil company has at all times,
within tho limits of fairness and with due
regard for the law. sought to secure the
most advantageous freight and routes pos
sible. There will be no denial of this fact
on our part. The question Is whether we
have at any point violated the law or the
All Charges Are Denied.
The present Innulry grew out of a reso
lution adopted by congress a year sgo on
motion of Mr. Camnbell of Kansas Instruct-
recommrndatlons to the convention tomor- the "ecrAta.rl;v of commerce and J'
row, but further than this he would say on , tl), country. We welcomed the ln-
notning. it is said tnat tne purpose or I vesttgmion. When commissioner uarneia
Mr. Wilson's visit to this city is to give In the discharge of his duty visited our
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the leaders of the organization some defi- -,.. to 011P bonv. and the fullest oppor-
general committee to the subcommittee and
Secretary Treasurer W. B. Wilson of In
dianapolis, who arrived in this city today.
The members of the subcommittee In addi
tion to President Mitchell are District Pres
idents Nichols. Dettrey ami Faliey and Dis
trict Secretaries Dempsey, Uallngher and
The subcommittee held an extended ses
sion tonight. Mr. Mitchell said that the
committee would submit resolutions and
THE BEE BULLETIN.
Fore-east for Krbraakn Kalr n tor
day. Preceded hy Rain In the West
Tortlon. !andnr Fair and Warmer.
1 Rate Review Ctanse Agreed I pnn.
Fonston Telia of Work nt 'Frisco.
Roger Makea Reply to fiarflrld.
Report an Standard nil Methods.
3 ewa from All Parts of Nebraska.
4 Water Plant Appraisers Ahoot Done
Work Starts on Rial Building.
5 Korthrap Object to Nebraska.
I4ad Offlof Herelver Keep Plnren.
6 Rev. Mr. filadden nn Optimist.
Woman In t'lnlt and Charity.
T omeer for the Horse Show.
Contribution to Letter Box.
H Affairs at Sooth Omaha.
11 Woodmen Circle to Sell Lot.
l'J Sporting; Events of the Hay.
13 Commercial and Financial. 1
IS Council Rluffa and lovrn News.
Financial Review of the Week.
Temperature at Omaha Veaterdayi
tunity to ascertain the manner In which
our business was conducted?. FTana dis
closures of all of our methods were made
and every criticism offered by him was
met with a candid and painstaking answer.
So conscious were we of our rectitude
v. . .-i.. ... i vr- nueM
the statement today that In his opinion If. t mnktl plubllc tn? 'ndm,,,,,, existing In
nite Information concerning its financial
condition at the present time and to put
them In close touch with the situation In
the bituminous field, where he has been
In charge the last few weeks. He made
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RUMOR OF UPRISING IN CUBA
I nconflrmed Reports that Revolution
la In Progress In Eastern
REBATES OX COAL OIL
President Sonds to Ooncres Document Pre
pared bj Commissioner Garfield.
STANDARD COMBINE FAVORED BY RAILWAYS
Profits from Secret Bates Three- Quarters of
a Million a Tear.
WORK TOR DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
Attorney General Will Present Matter to
Federal Grand Juriei.
INTERSTATE COMMERCE LAW THWARTED
Big Shippers Favored hy Device
Which Subjects Through Shipments
to State Rates Other Irregu
larities I ncovered.
WASHINGTON. May 4.-President Roose
velt today transmitted to congress the
report of James R. Garfield, commis
sioner of corporations, giving the re
sults of his investigation of the sub
ject of transportation and freight .rates
in connection with the oil industry.
In his message the president expresses
the view that the report is of capital Im
portance because of the effort now being
mndii to secure such, enlargement of the
powers of the Interstate Commerce com
mission ns will confer upon the commis
sion power In some measure adequate lo
meet , the clearly demonstrated needs of
the situation. The facts set forth In
JACKSONVILLE. Fla.. May 6 A special
to the Times-l'nlon from Key West today
says there were alarming reports at Key I the report, he declares, are for the most
West that a revolution lias broken out Prt not disputed. That the Sandard Oil
In the eastern end of Cuba under the company has benefited enormously up al
leadershlp of Modesto Leal, an agitator of most to the present moment by secret
the cigar strike In Key West last Novem- rates, many of which were clearly un
her, but the rumors lacked verification, 'awful, the president says the report clearly
The special Kiys the Cuban consul wired shows, the benefit thereby secured amount
Havana for the truth concerning the re- ,n to at '"t So.OOO a year. On this sub
portB, Which were also to the effect that Jct says:
Leal had organized a strike of S.OOO men in "This 1750.000 represents the profit that
Santiago and that reports had even reached n.l;nf"0,!iC0lnP,Y btn
expense of tho railroads, but of course the
Key West asserting that President Palma ultimate result Is that It obtains a much
had sought safety at Morro castle. There larger prom at tne expense of the public
a strike of the anthracite miners Is called Kansas and he refused. But we proposed was nothing to corroborate snv of these re- u. VJ,n"Li,11 . tne investigation
the majority of the bituminous operators " Mr'uE "Tt'- The Interception of the cruiser Col- of these secre Vatee "the commer
will OIB" l ' ' . uiiiuii auiic ml . ' 1 1 v .
CHICAGO. May 4. The Joint conference
of the Illinois and Indiana Coal Operators'
-o. ltln tonight -dloomed without com rrnea. me stain " '." ' " " ,.,,,!.,.,, 1 . u ..,..,. t tlon. Dartlal or comnlete. nt .h evil f
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reaching- a filial conclusion regarding the tlon that the Standard Oil company has vestlgatlon failed to trace Uie source of the hand i 'cknnw'iert,;0.,,!Ih.0I,i,ii3nS
able criticism, but refrained upon Mr. Oar- ' V, - - Jul " 7 ''r'""";"" r
field s advice and upon his assurance that urnbut by wireless telegraphy caused ex XlJLXZ" ?t tn.m
his report would present the case fairly, cltement at Key West, but the interccp- roaT. W TthZ PJ ' F "Jl h JM1-
it tm-neii nut that o fur aa Kansas was .. . ... , rais, so tnat most or them have now been
JonrTneiVhV tl0" wa" merely to dilever orders or the don. away with. This .immediate corr.c-
any amendment which suggested to the
court that It should review tho action
) of the interstate Commerce commission
as to the reasonableness or Justness of
the rate fixed. Opponents of the bill
without amendment asserted that tho
courts should he given tha right of re
viewing all questions Involved. Both
factions now say that an amendment con
ferring jurisdiction upon the courts will
bo satisfactory. Tha thin wavering line
dividing the two forces has been eilm
Two Ameudnats Necessary,
The agreement does not take Into con
aideratlon the several ponding amend
Recent arrivals at British ports have re
ported Icebergs dangerous to navigation In
the track followed by Atlantlo liners.
DEMOCRATS FOR CONGRESS
Chairman Tacgart Appolnta Sub-
Committee" to Aaalst la Con.
FRENCH LICK SPRINGS, Ind.. May 4
Thomas Taggart. chairman of the demo
cratio national committee, made the follow
lug announcement tonight:
"In a conference held In Washington some
inents providing for nonsuppresslon of the weeks ago between the national chairman.
orders of the Interstate Commerce com- Chairman Brlgga of the congreasional com
mission. Thus far a provision of that mltt.e. Senator Bailey of Texas and other
character has not been offered by any prominent demograts. the advisability of
republican senator, it Is known that ssv- appointing a subcommittee of the national
eral or tne majority senators oeueve wim commute to eo-ooerate with the con
Senator Ballsy, that such an amendment
would bs unconstitutional, but the agree
ment on ths court review feature, It is
said, precludes beyond ths remotest pos
sibility tho adoption of a nonsuspeoslon
provision. Under tbs agreement reached.
In order to confer jurisdiction tha re must
bs two amendments tv the btlL Tho first
is l' tirl'vu .6 of the Eiklns bill, as tt
alii i.tf endttd by the houaa bllL The
bill provides that the rate fixed by ths
commission shall remain in fores "unless
aet aside or susp. adsd by a court of com
petent Jurisdiction." and the agraeinent
oroooses to add these words. "In A suit
brought against the commission. " 1 has
tha effect merely to recognise tho fight
(Conllai on Second. Fags.)
gresslonal committee was fully discussed
snd tt was deemed advisable by all that
a subcommittee from the national commit
tee would, be very beneficial In assisting
ths congressional committee In ths com
lng campaign, and as the reault of this
conference the following aubcommltteo has
"J. M. Quffey, Pennsylvania: R. M. John
sort. Texas: J. Taylor Ellison. Vlrctnla
I'rey Woodson. Kentucky; Roger Bujivau
Illinois: Timothy U. Ryan. Wisconsin: Joh
W. MoGraw, West Virginia."
Chairman Taggart of the iiatioual com
mittee will also be a member. Headquar
ters will be opeued in Washington and
a meeting of the subcommittee aad ths
congreasional committee will bo held at aa
..iii.m.ni jyt h Him.Miitin. u... h been or is now knowingly eugagea in
coal miners and operators. It wa, decided Un"W,Ul " m' Dr. 3. L. Romero, Cuban consul at Jack-
to invito the Ohio Coal Operators asso- Rational Advantaa-es Claimed. sonvllle, discussed the reports with Cap-
clatlon to meet here next Wednesday when H . rnii. .Mention to the fact that tain Guarano Lander of the Cuban rural
Joint committee from tne tnree nssoci- I the standard oil renneries are locatea at .k i. ,,. . ,.t.i. rvnt.in
auon. appointed to go to Washington and sesu.n 'the c'rudi snder expressed the opinion that there
request President Roosevelt to appoint a oll neidg. This fact if borne steadily In was no revolution, but Modesto Lead, the
commission to arbitrate tne questions at t mind win answer many or-tne crmcisms known agitator of Santiago had
ssue. . ."L" " ...r f ru. merelv headed a tisrtv nt mnlmntent nut
inn mi 1 1 it M I H in iti reimi im nun . - -
rmtiirsl advantages following It were ob- was making manifestation to show their
disapproval of the administration. Regard-
Olir.lD DCDs.Tr IRiniPTMCMTC I tslnerl hv mnans of unfair romnet
OUUMn ntu I t. iuuiw I Wl.ll I o - hut beyond this mere assertion does
Rills Returned Against .American
Refining Company and Vow
York CentrtM Railroad.
NEW TORK, May 4 The April federal
not go Into a history of explanation of ion inauguration or rresioeni t aima
these alleged methods at all. He says the today he said that while no one has pre-
deveiopment ot tne pipe sysxem loy inj flicte,! an outbreak the authorities had
special agreement with the railway coin- taken every precaution,
nanles. What he can mean s past our
comprehension. As a matter of fact the pDCpDNf; FflR RATHPRINfS
development or tno pipe system was in ' - -
the face of violent hostility of the rail- ?
rand Jurv in concluding Its labors today I roads which naturally were opposed to I Braalllan Prealdent Refera to Friend.
handed down seven sealed Indictments in the Introduction of sueii means or "sna
the sugar rebating cases. Tho Indictments of giadfllt railroad opposition, at an
are against the following: The New iorg early date, the standard on company
Central rail way-
Hudson River company and Nathan Gull- I Bergen Point, on the Atlantlo coast. This
ford vice president of the comiwnr: the line diverted an enormous amount oi or the Brazilian congress Wednesday, dellv-
" i a... r .1 l .. at 1 i iii" . . . . . . ,
Atrium-mi nuei nnininii .,i.,ijr..ij i.. - i fact tn0T (jia not view with compiacency
York and C. uooulee Edgar and fcxiwin K. A .
Earle. the latter being wnoiesaie sugar . Btandard Oil company has
dealers of Detroit, Mich. The New Tork habitually received from the railroads and
Central Hudson River railroad and Na- Is now receiving "secreC' ra"s and other
BANK AT BUT 19 BliT FLACK
Nearly Eight Million Dollars Paid Ont
SAN FRANCISCO. May 4. Ths United
8tates mint which Is now being used as the
general clearing house for tha banks has
paid out between $7,000,000 and W. 000.000 to
depositors since It opened Tuesday last.
Yesterday morning ths number of per
sons who were anxious to secure their
money was much amaller than expected.
The line did not extend for half a block
This may have been due to the fact that
none of the saving banks are paying de
positors. Ths savings banks will not ope
for two weeks and there will be no op
portunity to withdraw deposits before that
PROPERTY LOSS AT SANTA ROSA
Estimate of Three Million Dollars
Plaeed on Destruction. .
OAKLAND. Cal.. May 4.-Oovernor
Pardee has received a dispatch from Santa
Roaa stating that ths property loases
caused by the recant earthquake will
amount to tt.0u0.000. It will coat at least
$160,000 to clear away the wreckage.
! following: The New iorg early date, the Standard on company
y, the American Sugar Re- adopted the pipe line method for handling
' . ,. . " , . crude petroleum. The first line wa ex-
-, the New loik Central & t.niA9A from the western Pennsylvania to
ship with lotted States la
WASHINGTON, May 4. President Rodri-
gues Alves of Hraill, In opening the session
ered a message which alluded to the Pan-
American congress to be held at Rio Janeiro
on July 21 and the proposed visit of Secre
tary Root to Bra all.
covSrU''" Wh'Ch bUr'aU h" dl" daIyh,Jed,.ryefttthe,C"srof!nco'rd!air rrtintt Wb'Ch " UrM' th'b'
In dealing with the discriminations which between Brazil and the United States be- tho profit on the whole consumption."
than Guilford, vice president, and F. L
Pomeroy, general traffic manager.
The first six Indictments were found un
der the "Eiklns anti-trust law," which
orovldes penalties of a fine not exceeding r . UaiI tn h violations of the inter- come closer. For that purpose I have dona
$10,000 or Imprisonment not exceeding two state commerce law. the plain answer Is not hlng more than to follow the policy ee-
7,1 I i m siAi' oKoAmn 4m nnrfsnt I i u Vt 11 a h riV thai fn 1 1 T 1 ri nf oil t iminruanrl.
years, for giving, granting, applying for or iS,ird,,.Tof the Interstate Commerce ence In 1822 and Invariably observed by all
accepting any rebate or concession from commission to have taken action and the governments of Braatl until now.
ths regular freight rates, as published brought not alone tne stannara on coin- jne Brazilian embassy has been advised
by a railway company as a common oar- P"V. IXrtfJTIS? JSveV ann hT ' Jsnelro that Honduras
rler. Violations of the law In this respect do has selected Botero Karahona and Fausto
Th. seventh Indictment found aaainat not fall- within the Jurisdiction of the bu- I Davlla as delegates to the Pan-American
Guilford, Pomeroy. Edgar and Earle reu of rnor!0" Vctfngthls nre!l hlch convene In Rio Janeiro
charges them with having collectively con- ;"bJect gratuitlous and valueless. on July 2L Salvador has designated Manuel
plred to violate the provision or tne tsi-I Again, he has no control wnstever over ueigaao ana r rancisco Antonio neyes as
kin. anti-trust law. . rates wn.cn oy tne w are pu AcWst9m,
. ,... iHlA.tAnt- trv an I 11 " vl 1 IIO juillintuil v. ' ' -- I
ivo io mo mm uuiuiimi.,- i .1... Kurt over wntc.n- neitner tne oureau
wrong and yet were persevered In until ex-
iwu, ana on tno other nana a proor of
the efficiency of the work that ha h..n
done by the bureau of corporations.
Department of Justice to Aet.
The statement is added that the Depart.
ment of Justice will take up the ques
tion of Instituting prosecution in at least
certain of the cases, and the hope Is ex
pressed that congress will enact Into lsw
the bill of Senator Knox to correct the
Interpretation of tbs immunity provision
rendered In Judge Humphrey's decision.
Continuing, tha president says:
But In addition to these secret rates the
Standard Oil profits Immensely hy open
rates, which are so arranged an to give
It an overwhelming advantage over Its In
dependent competitors. This Is a char
acteristic example of the numerous ovils
which are inevitable under a system In
which the big shipper and the railroad arn
ieri rree to crusn out an individual initia
tive and all power of Independent action
because of the absence of adequate and
thorough-going governmental control. Ex
actly similar conditions obtain in a large
part of the west and southwest.
It Is not possible, he says, to put Into
figures the exact amount by pvhlch the
Btandard profits through ths gross favor
itism shown It by the railroads In connec
tion with the open rates. "The profit of
course comes not merely by tho saving In
the rate Itself as compsred with ita com.
A dispatch received at the Brazilian em
unjust snd Illegal discriminations, it Is bMy contained the extract from President "t,iarZ hut br the hVrher nrT... it .. .h 1
hsrdlv fair or manly for him to add the ., ... 4 petltors, hut by the higher prices It Is able
sentence "of course theys may be other apemu. ... to charge by the complete control of the
Against It In Mending: tha
Pnrpoao of Law Thwarted.
The president calls attention to that fea
ture of ths report regarding tha manner In
which ths law Is evaded by treating as
stste commerce what In reality Is merely
a pert of Interstate commerce. Hs says
It is clearly shown "that thla device Is
employed on the New York Central rail
road, as well aa on many other railroad. In
such fashion as to amount to thwarting
tbs purpose of tha law, although tha forms
of tho law may bo compiled with." '
It Is unfortunately not true, he says, that
the Standard Oil company Is tho only cor
poration which has benefited and la bene
fiting la wholly Improper fashion by an
elaborate aeries of rate discriminations.
The 8ugar trust, he adds, according to ths
result of the Investigation now in prog
ress, rarely. If ever, pays the lawful rats
alleged violation of the anti-trust law tn of commerce nor the Interstate Commerce (JOAL COMPANY ASKS DAMAGES
this district. Sixteen sessions of the April commission has any rntJ- t, all of
grand Jury were devoted exclusively to or unlawf'ui discriminations In the Interest Alleges that Railroad Discriminated
the consideration ot tnese cases, out it is 0f the Standard Oil company. hk me
evident from the presentment which the case of the rate from Whiting to East St.
. ... .v,. ,,. Iouls. 111., upon which he lays so much
Jury handed In with the Indictments that ,..' while discussing It at great length
It deems the situation but hurriedly can- un Imnortant "fiud" he qualifies and ex-
i. h. th. iu.ui. niuim it all hv the statement that w tilting I rr.isvtnT'Ra w.
VtUtBTTU. 11 HI liiliiu. ' v..nv ..... ' - - t - ' . ... i , , , . - I , I . 1 1 ilanU... . .. , . . .
was a suDuro ot i iiicb", T'nlteil flutes circuit court today a writ l"r "u"iiv"ii. ,.,,. m ma
-,it,.hi, district'- of that cltv. and that Ln,ta B"es cirouit court tooay a writ ., ,n ..,,,..,. , .
freight rate, from Whiting Had for waa filed In a suit brought today by the Z 1 7" rZ"
- - . - . m i . . . . Tnr im nT"rrr nurnnim ' wa rt m i'g vsrv nn-
ma xmrm hdan t II A MaVniH HI inOAO ITOia I IT Atria, rati lrkm I jttill I TIKI lyimnATlV OT WMT. I " -s - r - - -
Chicago. Virginia against the Baltimore Ohio wisely proniouea mem irom uniting tor
"This Pactlce had obtained for twenty mmHtn. .nd th. Fairmont Coal Proper purposes-that la. for purpose of
?E ir.'". hS w' . :-. discrimination a.ai.t protecting themwlves and ths genera pub.
used thus freely and openly for that period ,h. r..anllfr eomoanv in furnlshlna- trans- '1 " against ths power of the great cor.
fctir-nlEr'. '"ortovrrTuV .'S'rfnSrri; Portat.on of coal from th. plalnUfT. mine, favors
hundred mile, of It. so that the so-called ctMi rutn to th. nlalntlff with the Intent tha Psags of soma such law aa that
discrimination clearly could not have . . ..,, of th. nl.in. which hag already passed ths bouse
worked any harm i to any competitor ship- "r, putting alcohol used In ths arts oa ths
ping oil from Whiting or its vicinity. tiff s property ,
i -i nt tMtn imi ana i ii.i oomunv I
I . . .. . . ... . . .. I nnJ Larida of tha Indian trlbea or on tha
the I ,.w -I.. nv w, UM f claims tnat oy reanon oi tun oiecrumnatiuna i . -
for LwM.t?t!i the plaintiff In favor of th. said PWlo domain In th. government, th. Und.
gatlon be continued by Its successor. In
timating that Indications point to the pos
sibility that other common carriers may
be equally culpable with the indicted roads.
VICTIMS OF BOND COMPANY
Kansa. City Ha. Over Thousand In
ventors la Concern Cloaed
Hs favors, as an element of competition.
KANSAS CITY, Msy 4. There are ap
proximately 1.400 local Investor, in th.
American Bond Reserve company,
American XJODU ntwrya l-uiupa.ii;, lui WW lint in. .. . r , . -l nn anoh tanni ann fn
which a receiver waa recently appointed rained on unfair advantage la equally un- Fairmont Coal company, the plaintiff has ' onlir on such terms and for
whlcn a reco ver was recently appoiniea te At great expense we constructed ,u(rer( mCtua, damages to th. amount of uoh periods as will enable ths govern-
In Kansas City since November last. It , n.. frora uie Pennsylvania and Ohio ""5" ",ual f"1 xo tn amount or control th.m.
had about thirty agent, at work, and It Is oil fields and from th. Kansas and Indian $700.0)0. and a claim of exemplary damage, ment to .ntlreiy control to.m.
atlmatad that th. number of new sub- Territory tleldr to Whiting. "'" In the aum of $50,000 la set up which til.
scrlber. secured her, to the bond, of the sa," that anvone is unfair who" does" not PWtlft by this .ult Met. to r.cov.r.
company averaged over 100 a week, and I give them the advantage of this enterprise
that cash collection, at th. time the
celvershlp was named amounted to $2
a week. 1 the state rates. To say
LEXINGTON. Ky.. Msy 1 -James c. In Ohio who had never expended a dollar
Roaers. who wa. annolnted receiver of th. P'P ". ho!?'d .J?1 .'J
Report of Commissioner.
In summarizing hu report Commissioner
Garfield speaks ot bis personal visit to ths
i re- of ours? It is quit, true that having our nnpC nRPfifirJ 1 iNFi PRAMD oil fields and of th. great mass of data ob
c oil at-W-nitlng and desiring to tran.rx.rt MUKC UnCUUli UKU mAUUJ talned by him either personally or througl
'used tPhen.?.iS fe.lntToay 11. Wl.e.n.1- Lumber M.n .d Their sgent. ot th. bureau of corporations. Th,
American Reserve Bond company here by
Judge Parker ot the circuit court, left today
for Chicago to take charge of the corn-
Agent to Bo Taken Into
PORTLAND, Or... May 4. In addlUon to
preliminary study of this was transporta
tion, which enters so larg.ly Into th. cost
of th. finished product, and henc. a moat
Important factor In competition.
Tsklng up the subject of the output of
Two Hundred Thousand Destitute
WASHINGTON. May. . General Greely,
telegraphing to the war department front
San Francisco yesterday, reporta that 191
107 deatltute were fed In San Francisco
that day and about 40, mo In Oakland and
Berkeley. The situation, he says, la serious
and a aolutlon of it witholt dir. suffering
seems Impossible. "The far-reaching ex
tent of the disaster," General Greely con
cludes, "cannot be appreciated without per
sonal observation." .
to transport his oll to an Inland town in
Illinois over an all-rail line at ths same
ratea we enjoyed by reason of our pipe
iina mufit annear absurd to any one.
pany'a affair, there. Roger, gave a bond .hVV.wVthatth company O.hkosh. Wis., capitalists who either renned oil. Mr. Garfield finds that It
ot $300,000. H. will employ a force of Chi-I profited by secret and unlawful freight have been or will b arrested In connection .mounts to about $4,000,000 barrels annu-
cago accountant. In settling up th. busl- rates. In the same connection it is aa- with th. government land frauds in Oregon, jy, 0f which the Btandard Oll company
ness. President Smith Bowman says the milled ln 5cIhiJll wth theT IrLr- Bumner K. Parker of Ashland. Ore., has directly and Indirectly controls about 23,.
concern will be able to pay dollar for dollar. ..... Commerce commission precisely aa alao been arrested under the same Indict- 000,000 barrels and approximately th. sam.
Receiver Roger, say. he thinks he will the law provide, and therefor, cannot b. ment. proportion of the other finished products of
hav. no trouble In being recognized by all either "secret" or ''unlawful.'' rf This Indictment, which was one of th. petroleum. Continuing, th. report says:
th. court. In which the concerns' affairs nh'rase atCone"pirintn'ln his report "that al- most Important that has been returned by Tne Standard claims that the location of
sr. In litigation and that b. will b. given though a tariff rate has been filed with the the present federal Jury, charge, that It. reflnerie. und th. use of pips lines are
precedence, although this Is a mooted point
In several of the states where oth.r re
oelvar. have been appointed
uiirqiaiii'Dl u.w A r w ui.k..
r."'.:. -LV. rVeirht .taUon oo to iW-cWn " .r. T.T."". .r:,. ,7. mean, of unfair competitive method. afUr
uir.ui.uc..i " v.. n.-i..L. roacrr --- - "h . - h d , conceive of "'" ' ' " , r " year, of floret industrial aim.
Bond company, ha. been noUHed by th. (iv TOmrmMloner's temerity In making understanding that it was to be trsnsferred tu, development of the pipe 11
WMtern Trust and Savings bank of Chi- such an utterance. I to th. Wisconsin m.n as soon as flnaj I by the Standard Oil compaiiy wi
(Interstate commission in compliance wun under th. nam. of the osnxoin Wmtsr ", J', ' "' ; ' i .
I . . . , - ..... .k. . i I I tiiln hv ruHiii. of the enersv ana rmu.
" .WnneTrnay know of It. existence." A. the company th. sccu-ed squired 160.000 acre. -f'it. managV While in nTeasui.
Interstate law explicitly provide, that every ot land In Klamath and Lake counties by that Is true, it muet not be forgotten that
I . . ... si..t mmt n.aiH at i.i,.,i. ...M.nii nt lih and anH MaA. tneao Silvaniagea wre in pan uuiainea ur
cage to hold all funda, aa the company la
now In the handa of a receiver. It 1. aald
"The atatement that th. Standard Oil
paper, should b. aecured.
oa the re
suit of special agreement, with railroad
companies. Furthermore, thos. so called
natuiat advantage, hav. been and ar. be-
bond, of a local value of $1000000 are In company lias largely by unfair and unlaw- Dakotaa Injured at Panama. Img greatly Increased by discriminations In
, , ., , ... .. . . ful methods crushed out home competition yiuurnN a n Mav 4 (Hneclal rr I freight rales, both puljllshed and secret,
circuUtion in this district. Superintendent J. flluy answered by the fact that home I TANK ON, S. D.. May 4 (Special.)-Dr. J.,,,,. .nd ,lute i.irh ,v, ,b. HtMud.
Rli'hardson said hi collections here were comieiltion has always existed, is steadily
$.0u a aeelu'
and that there are now at least Ij6 I ad news that his brother. Pein Hanton.
Montana Man Kamed.
WASHINGTON, May 4. The nomination
of Waller Sale, to be receiver of public
money, at Booeman, Mont., wa. aent to
the sanate today by the president.
grouing and tnat mere are now at least
oi-inptrdilve refineries In the I nlted btates. engineer at Culehra. Canal Zone, bus
tteen badly injured by an engine fulling
on him, which crushed his back. Paris of
the vertebrae hav. been removed aud th.
A to the claim that changes in rates i
hsve been made since the commissioner s
efficient work began all th Standard Oil
company has to aay la that any euc-h
changes hav been made without Its aug-
(Continued un Second Page.)
patient will never walk Sgalu, If bs lives.
which is doubtful.
artl monopolistic control In the greater por
tion of tl.e courtl y, snd which so limit com
petition as to practically prevent the ek
tenxlon of the business of any Independent
to a point which etn remotely endangers
tha supremacy ol the Standard. ,
An liiiiix-dlat result of tpls delimitation
of tha competitive area la shown by Hi
price of ordinary Illuminating oll through
out tha country. Alier deaocu&g Ue frstgUt
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