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VOL. XXX1X-KO. 32.
Anti-Meat Movement Continues to
Spread, but Has Little ,'
- - Effect.
Members of Twenty-One Lodges Will
Eat Meat but Once a Day.
Farm Paper Says Last Year's Animal
Crop Broke All Records.
The InrrraH In Voice of Live Stork
Hold In lUO Amounted to a.160,.
OOO.OOO Hetnllere Alio
CHICAGO, Jan. 22. . hlle the movement
to combat the high price of food continued
it spread there la little Indication of a
'decrease In the price of meat. Milwaukee,
which reported m big decrease In the 'prices
quoted by two butcher, yesterday showed
a general reduction In many places. None
of the other cltlea In which the movement
haa been started, reported any reduction,
The moat natable acquisition to the
ranka of the anti-meat cause came from
LvuUvlllc. wh arc twenty-one IndgM of a
fraternal organization adopted resolutions
that all member refrlan from eating
meat mora than one a day during Feb
ruary. The Women's Trade Union league
and the Building Trades council of St.
Louis announced today that they would
take action against the high prloe of meat
next wek.
Indianapolis, St. Paul and Toledo reported
that the attempts to launch a crusade
gainst prevailing high prices In those
cities had so far failed. From St. Paul
came the report that Labor Commissioner
MoEwan had made the statement that
the Inhabitants of Minnesota were too
prosperous to feel the effeots of high
Mockmen Get the Money.
Apropos of the movement, the Orange
Judd Farmer makes the statement that
1909 was the moat prosperous year ever
known In the, live stock Industry, ac
cording to the annual census review . of
farm stock.
The total value of all elaasea of live
stock In the country on January L 1910,
was KS80.OtK.000. says that periodical. The
Increase during 1909 was the, greatest ever
recorded In twelve months, amounting to
$560,000,004. .
"There Is an Increase In the numbers of
all classes of animals except beef cattle
and bogs, showing an liroreaae in numbers
and a heavy advance in average values
per head at the same time., Cattle, other
than milch cows, total 48,780,000 head, worth
on an., average of J20.76 each. The number
of sheep la Increasing rapidly and now
stands M,7ai,000. worth HOT each. Hogs
showed a marked decline In numbers,
reaching only 4, 066,000, buy the price per
head. $8.15, is the highest oh record. With
the exception of beef cattle, every class of
animals showed the highest average price
ever recorded."
Anti-Meat Clubs Formed.
KANSAS CITY, Jon. 23. It is expected
that the anti-meat eating sentiment will
receive a great Impetus In this city to
morrow when the Industrial Trades council,
with 25.000 members, will meet and take
action on the subject.
Many societies not affiliated with or
ganised labor and scores of Individual
tamlllles have joined the ranks here. "Anti
meat" dubs baev been formed and there is
little doubt that 100.000 persons will have
enlisted In the movement by the end of
nest week.
, Walters In restaurants state that many
patrous are refraining from ordering meat
since the crueale began. ,
Asked today if the meat boycott had af
fected the market, Charlea Hodge, local
manager of the Armour Packing company,
aid: ' , '
"Not to my knowledge.' I know nothing
of this matter except what I have read
in the press dispatches.
''Of course, the crusade"wlll have an ef
fect on prices If it continues to spread."
Six Hundred Tltonsand Meatless.
FITTstiL KU, Pa., Jan. 22. -The employes
of seven of Greater Plttsblirg's largest in
dustries today enrolled themselves as anti
meat crusaders. One hundred and twenty
five thousand men in Allegheny county
have now pledged themselves to abstain
from meat. Five per cent of this number
DM Ull.l Irt I, A ,1 nmn ivIa.1 Tkl.
roughly estimated, 600,000 people who have
entered the fight against high prloe for
foodstuffs. ,
rtaht In New York.
NEW YORK, Jan. 22,-The fight for
cheaper meat waxed hotter in New York
today. Pledges to abstain from meat eating
for thirty days or more were extensively
circulated and signed, and the indications
were that the movement, although slower
In getting a foothold here than in many
cltUs, whl reach impressive proportions In
metropolitan territory.
Formal action by many organised bodies
Is . expected to follow the general trend
among ramilles to cut down their meat
consumption a movement said already to
have r.-duced sales at the retail shops 50
per cent
Women are taking the lead In the local
Middlemen Are Blamed,
agitation DBS MOINES. Jan. 2U.-(Speclal
Trlrguun.) A start was made here today
In organisation of an ami-meat eating club,
the members of which pledge themselves to
abstain for thirty days from eating any
form of meat as a rebuke to those who are
supposed to make meat prices high. Mem
bers of the city council and other promi
nent persons Immediately Joined and the
w ork was weir started. A local paper also
presented what purport to be an accurate
presentation of the facts In regard to meat
prices, and shows that the meat from an
animal which lias brought the farmer M
is sold to the consumer so that it costs
Mm lit). 75, the difference representing
largely the profit to the retailer and bU
cost of sending the meat to the kitchen.
Moon will Make Antes.
VF.H MONKS. Jan. .Edward It.
Vaon. who has been clerk In the United
Kates circuit courts for the southern
( .trl. t of Iowa for thirty-five years and
a employed as deputy five years prior
to hU acieptanee of that position,
resigned today to devote his time to auto
mobile manufacturing. II Is a brother of
x-Seoator William Mason of Illinois.
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vjovernmcnt is
Hopeful of Bills
Against backers
Investigation of National Packing
Company Has Been Going; on
for Six Months.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 22. Active prepara
tions are undr way for the presentation
to the grand Jury at Chicago of the gov
ernment's case against the bef packing
concerns, whose alleged practlc.-a, believed
to be In restraint of trade and possibly a
factor In keeping up the price cf fresh
meut. have been under Investigation by
awents of the Department of sttce.
Wade H. Ellis, assistant to the attorney
general, under whose direction the Inquiry
has been In progress, may be on hand to
direct and assist In presenting the facts
gathered by the government to the grand
The administration expects to present a
strong showing and secure a number of
The Inquiry Into the practices of the Na
tional Packing company and the various
packing houses Controlling It haa been un
der way for six months.
YCHICAGO, Jan. 22. Investigation of the
npethods of the leading meat packers Is to
begin next week, when a new federal grand
Jury convenes here. United States District
Attorney Sims made preparations today to
present the results of the Investigation
made last year when the question of
alleged rebates packers had received from
railroads was looked Into by another grand
V ilhout disclosing the exact nature of
the acts by the government. It Is authorita
tively declared that there are three methods
of attack which may be made against the
packers. These are:
Criminal prosecution for violation of the
anti-trust law; civil action for the dissolu
tion of the National packing company, and
contempt proceedings for alleged violation
of Judge Orosscup's Injunction reetralnlng
them from fixing prices In restraint of
It is expected the criminal prosecution
will be taken up first.
Thaw is Held
to Be Bankrupt
Referee Gives Trustee Right to Sell
Personal Property to His'
PITTSBURG, Jan. 22. That Harry Ken
dall Thaw is a bankrupt and that his estate
Is subject to the United States bankruptcy
laws Is held by Referee William B. Blair,
who today handed down- an opinion on the
petition of Roger O'Mara, trustee of Thaw's
estate, for leave to sell the bankrupt's
real and personal property to his sister,
Alice Copied Thaw, at private sale.
The petition svas opposed by New York
Trustee O'Mara can now sell to Alice
Copley Thaw her brother's personal prop
erty, consisting of some real estate, scarf
pins, books and old pictures, for the peti
tioned sum of 140,000.
Three Shocks Are
' Felt in Iceland
Earthquake Tremors Are Severe, but
No Serious Damage is
Done. 1
SEYDISFJpRrWceland, Jan. 22.-Three
severe earthquake shocks were felt here at
7:45 o'clock this morning. The tremors
were felt elsewhere In Iceland, but so far
as reported no damage was done.
ST. LOUIS. Jan; 22. The seismograph of
St. Louis university registered an earth
quake which began at 3:30:13 o'clock this
morning and lasted until 3:46:38. The move
ment was directly from the west with a
trace from the south.
Father Ooesse, who has charge of the
seismograph, estimated the principal tremor
was 6.630 miles from St. Louis. There were
four vibrations to the minute.
Excursion to Oroya, 12,000 Feet
.Above Sen Level, Planned
for Tarsday.
LIMA, Peru. Jan. 22. William J.Bryan
visited the Chamber of Deputies and the
senate yesterday and was warmly wel
comed by the presiding officers and mem
bers. Last night a reception in his
honor was given by the National club.
On Monday he will be tendered a banquet
at the home of Felipe Pardo and on
Tuesday there will be an excursion to
Oroya, which rises more than 12,000 feet
above sea level, 136 miles to the north
of this dUy. )Thore will be further enter
tainments lnTiis honor during Mr. Bryan's
stay here.- (
Vindictive Vengeance is ,
Wreaked Through 'Phone
When the telephone bell rang In the deep,
dark hours of the morning, the man was
awakened by his wife. He lay still to
listen, then dozed again.
The telephone wouldn't be satisfied, re
fused to te snubbed and kept on ringing
Intermittently until the man's alert wife
forced him to rise.
As he groped in the dark hallway, his
small son demanded a drink of water and
would not tie put oft. Not getting the
drink at once, he Joined the Jingling thing
below stairs with a wail that set the dog
to tarklng In the cellar. Then the neigh
bor's dog started, being an early riser, and
the man's daughter cut In with a sharp In
quiry as to what was the matter. By tbe
time he reached the telephone, at the cold
est spot In the house, near the front door,
he was the shivering center of a bedlam of
"Hello, hello!" said the thinly appareled
person, and his voice rasped so ferociously
that It set the two dogs oft on a new rtls-
"What?" he shouted, after bearing cen
tral's gentle purring.
"Five o'clock T Well, what about ltT
Don't you think we can afford a clock V
"Left a call! Who said so? Well, of all
the aggregated mistakes you have- ever
made, this Is the veu-y worst."
"No, I didn't have any call for I o'clock,
and I never will leave a call for I o'clock.
Judge Hough Rules that One Indict
ment of Copper Sling is
Expert Accountant Assisted the Prose
cutor in Grand Jury Room.
Attorney for Ice King Says He Can
Show Similar Cause.
Writ of Ilabeae (orpin Will Be
Asked at Atlanta to Get Judg
ment on Certain' AUegred
NEW YORK, Jan. 22. A decision by
Judge Hough, In the United States court
today, quashing the Indictment against F.
Augustus Helnze, financier and promoter,
has given renewed hope to the friends and
counsel of Tharles W. Morse, the banker,
now Bervlng a term of fifteen years In the
federal prison at Atlanta, Oa.
Martin W. Littleton, Morses lawyer, said
tonight that the Helnze decision of today
may apply equally to the case of Morse
and that If he could establish similar facts
ho would move that no valid Indictment
was found against his client.
Helnte was Indicted on October 12, 1909,
for violation of the national banking law.
In quashing the Indictment Judge Hough
"The common law Is that a grand Jury,
while deliberating, shall listen to witnesses
who give testimony and--to no one else,
except the authorized law officials of the
commonwealth. When this Indictment was
tender consideration In the grand Jury
room, John F. Fernsler took part in the
proceedings to the extent of asking some
technical questions of other expert account
ants, and throughout suggested the method
of examining expert witnesses thought to
be allied with the defendant."
"Mr. Fernsler 1 an expert accountant,
not a lawyer, and was not retained by the
proseceutlon as counsel.
"This may be a good move," continues
the court, "but It has not been adopted by
law. It haa never been argued before that
counsel Is entitled to have at his elbow In
a grand Jury room an expert assistant."
Morse Will Renew Fight.
After Mr. Littleton, counsel for Morse,
had read Judge Hough's decision, he issued
a statement in part as follows:
"It has been brought to my attention that
the method, by which the ludictmenta
(against Morsel were procured Included the
service before the grand Jury of a non
professional officer, designated by the fed
eral government. As I understood It, the
court has determined that, for similar prac
tices, an indictment against Mr.' Heinie
shall be quashed. If I can establish similar
fact in the case of my client, I shall move
that no valid Indictment was found against
"But whether I can establish such facts
or not, I expect within thirty days to apply
to the federal court at Atlanta for a writ
of habeas corpus which will enable me to
present to the court these questions:
"First As to whether the court was a
constitutional court within the meaning of
the constitution, it being conceded thai one
of the Jurors was demented at the time of
the trial. ;
Second Ab to whether the defendant was
afforded a an Impartial Jury, when
the Jury was overshadowed and surrounded
by the private paid detectives of the prose
cution. '
.Third As to whether or not a sentence
of five years In excess of the statutory
term is a void sentence upon which the de
fendant can be confined.
More Indictments Against llelnse.
There are still two indictments pending
agaii st Helnze, one of which charges over
certification of the checks of Otto Helnze
& Co., and the other misapplication of the
funds of the Mercantile National bank for
the benefit of Helnze himself.
According to Attorney Smith, who has
been assisting the United States dstrlot at
torney In the prosecution, the quashing of
the third Indictment today will merely re
sult In the delay incident to obtaining a
neW indictment under the conditions im
posed by the court. He believes he has
sufficient evidence to do so without the
assistance of a lay expert. -
Kxtrn Dividend by Steel Trnat.
NEW YORK Jan. 22,-Heavy purchases
today of United States Steel common stock
Is said on the stock exchange to Indicate
a confirmation of the report that a meet
ing of the directors next Tuesday an extra
dividend of 4 per cent will bo declared in
addition to the regular 1 per cent quar
terly dividend. The extra dividend, it Is
reported, will be declared to make a total
dividend of 4 per cent for the last year.
Did you Just ring the first number you
laid hands onT" i
"You can't help It, can't you? Well I
can, with an axe.''
And aa he hung up the receiver like a
butcher throwing a side of beef onto a
hook his wife shrilled from the top floor
"Don't you dare break that telephone.
You come straight back to bed."
The man was hot all over by this time,
even to his blue-tinged toes. Going to the
cellar door he flung the small boy's sled
down the stairway onto the faithful barker
that was trying to get upstalra Then he
slammed the door and went up to prowl
about the bathroom In search of a glass to
stop the cry of his son for water.
When he reached the boy s bed ther
was another and a louder yell.
"Wowr And the youngster emitted
sounds of strangling. "You spilled the
water all over me," screamed the little
"Well, why don't you keep your mouth
open, like you do when you're hollering?"
kindly Inquired the exasperated man.
"1 can't: I'm asleep," sputtered the In
nocent k'd.
And shortly peaco reigned again; but
there will be some Indications of war if
the man ever locates the kindly friend who
registers earl v 1 morning calls for him with
&m WM M Hill
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From the Cleveland Plain Dealer,
Floods May Cause Collapse of the
Gigantic Structure.
Manx Villa aes In France Are Under
Water and Troops Are- Rescuing;
People Further Rise
PARIS, Jan. 22 The flood of the Seine
threatens to assume the proportions of a
catastrophe. The water at 2 o'clock had
risen a foot since morning. The founda
tions of many buildings and notably the
Eiffel tower have been lnfllerated and the
structures ra in danger of collapsing.
Railroad, telegraph and telephone com
munication is Interrupted throughout east
ern France today by the floods. , Many
bridges have been swpt away and caDal
traffic has been abandoned.
The streets In 'scores of cities and vil
lages are under water. Lire, Chalons and
Troyes suffered most
The waters of the Rhone and the Mame,
with their tributaries, f tin rpoitd at a
standstill todiy. The situation Jn Paris,
however, promises td be worm than yea
terday, ns the Seine continues to rise rap
Idly. It la expected that the river will
reach Its maximum flood tomorrow. There
Is sixty-one feet of water in the new sub
way between Place de la Concorde and
Passage de la Trlnlte. A portion. of the
Boulevard St. Germain above the subway
has caved In. Hundreds ot factories have
been Inundated.
Half the surface and subway and trans
portation lines have been rendered Inop
erative. Seine Banks Are Fall.
The Seine 'is debris-laden and its yellow
torrents are almost flush with its banks.
Cellars along tbe quays are full of water
and there will be a heavy loss In wines
and other warehouse goods.
Railroad and telegraphic communication
is interrupted in the eastern provinces,
where the streets of many cities and vil
lages are flooded. The Rhone and the
Marne are reported as apparently having
reached their maximum flood.
Immense damairo Is reported from the
suburban towns along the Seine, like Char
enton, Blllancourt, Argenteu), Acnleres,
Sevres and Meudon.
The water at Port Royal Is fourteen
feet above normal and the indications up
stream presage a further rise of three feet
by tomorrow night. ,
Troops and firemen everywhere were
called out today to aid In the work of
rescue. The cabinet has decided to ask
Parliament or Monday to appropriate 3400,-
000 for the relief of the people in the af
flicted districts.
Railroad traffic out of Paris, especially
to the south and west is badly crippled.
Thousands of rats are escaping from the
labyrinth beneath Paris.
Vaft for two dreadnoughts
President Will Keep Navy Up to
Standard In Spite of Economy
WASHINGTON. Jan. 22.-At a conference
with Chairman Foss of the house commit
tee on naval affairs and Representative
Roberta of Massachusetts, member of the
committee, President Taft today an
nounced that he favored a provision for
two new battleships of the improved
dreadnought or all big gun type in the
forthcoming naval appropriation bill.
The man who owns
an automobile
should take Advan
tage of this severe
weather to have his
car th o r o u g h ly
overhauled and
On the first want ad page,
under the classification, Auto
mobiles, are a number of firms
who are skilled in automobile
overhauling and painting.
There are also many opportuni
ties to purchase a Rood used car
cheap under this popular casslflca
tlon. Have you read the Want,' AA
today t
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Willie, where 's your new
Raise More Meat,
Wilson's Remedy
For High Prices
Immigrants Flock to City and Be
come Consumers, Not Producers,
. Says Secretary.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 22. "Undoubtedly If
the farms were raising more meat the price
would be reduced," said Secretary Wilson
of the Department of Agriculture today, in
commenting ' upon the widespread boycott
against meat products. "There are not
enough people on the farms raising food,
and too many are going to the towns to be
'Three-quarters of a million of people,"
said Secretary Wilson, "are coming to the
United States annually from abroad. They
do not go to the farms, where they might
help raise food for the nation. Farmers
cannot ret help. The foreigners go to the
cities, and they have to be fed. The cities
produce nothing to eat, although they do
produce something o drink."
"Have you any plan for Inducing people
to go- to- the farms, where they may help
to raise food?" the secretary waa asked,
"Jim Hill says they will go there when
they get hungry." aald the secretary after
shaklhg his head In reply to the question.
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Burkett Talks
Before Committee
Nebraska Senator Thinks . Irrigation
Homesteaders Will Be Given
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Jon. 22-8peclal Tele
gram.) Senator Burkett said tonight that
he had every reason to believe his bill
granting patents to homesteaders under
Irrigation provisions would become a law
during the present session of congress. He
frankly admitted that there might be a
modification made In the measure and he
rather looks fr this, but the general prin
ciples of the bill he thought would be kept
Intact. ,
The senator presented cogent reasons to
day to the irrigation committee of the son
ate why his bill should pass. He urged
on the committee that homesteaders under
an Irrigation contract had bought land
with a definite stipulation as to the time
water would be provided. But the govern
ment had failed to make good, and In con
sequence homesteaders could not make a
living. He Insisted that the government
stiould make good for Its failure to provide
water In the specified time by Issuing
patents to those who had In good faith
settled on the land.
The committee gave close attention to the
senator, realising that a new condition
confronted them. While they recognized
the strength of Senator, Burkett' s argument.
It is understood the committee will not go
as far as Senator Burkett's bill, but may
give the right of assignment to the home
steader or else permit him to move away
until water Is provided.
'. Senator Burkett also addressed the com
mittee on behalf of the bond issue ot
$30,000,000 for irrigation purposes as recom
mended by President Taft, and he believes
the committee will report the bill favorably.
If there is anything in persuasion, Ad
miral Schley will, go to Lincoln this year
as a guest of the Ep worth assembly. Sena
tor Burkett presented (he Invitation and
urged the admiral to accept. Admiral
Schley hesitated and said he would like to
go, but there were reasons, etc., and then
finally said he would take the invitation
ut der consideration;
The president will , send the name of
Frank S. Howell as United States attorney
for Nebraska to the senate Monday.
I.esrlslatlve Council for AInaka.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 22-The renate
committee on territories today perfected
the Beverldge measure to create a legis
lative council for Alaska. All of the mem
bers of the council are to be named by the
Asks Court to
WASHINGTON, Jan. 22 -In anticipation
of the Intention to ask the supreme court
of the United States Monday to advanoe
for an early hour hearing the Vermont case
involving the queetlon and constitutionality
of the corporation tax provision of the
Payne tariff act. Maxwell Evarts of Hew
Turk today filed with the clerk of the
court a motion to advance together, with
reasons for asking1 for this procedure.
Mr. Evarts appears as of counsel for
Stella P. Flint, who Instituted proceedings
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Attorney General Files Information
Against Nine Firms.
Petition Allesres Combination to Fix
Araonnt Paid for "Packers,"
Live Stock and Dairy
JEFFERSON CITY. Mo., Jan. 22.-(Spe-rtal
Telegram.) Information against nine
ot the big packing house companies, alleg
ing that they are operating in violation of
the anti-trust laws of the state, and ask
ing that an examiner be appointed by the
supreme court for the purpose of taking
testimony, waa filed with Judge Leroy B.
Valllant of the supreme court by Attorney
General Elliott W. Major shortly before S
o'clock. No further steps will be taken in
the premises before Monday.
But one of the companies named In the
Information is a Missouri corporation, the
St. Louis Dressed Beef and Provision com
pany. The others donng business In Mis
souri under a . license as foreign corpora-J
tlons are: Armour & Co. of New Jersey.
Morris A Co. of New Jersey, Morris & Co.
of' Maine, 8wlf( and Company of Illinois,
Swtft a4 Company , of ' West 'Virginia
Hammond Packing company of Illinois,
Cudahy Packing company of Illinois,
Sohwarsxchlld A Sulzberger company of
New York. -
Under the Missouri law, the attendance of
non-resident witnesses can be" compelled,
under the penalty of throwing the attacked
corporation out of court and adjudging It
guilty of all charged.'
Far-Reavchinn; Agreement.
The petition alleges that the corporations
named have entered into an unlawful un
derstanding with each other to control the
price paid by dealers In "packers" and
other purchases of all live stock, cattle,
hogs, sheep,, poultry, butter, eggs and
dairy products and to fix and regulate the
price to be paid by retail butchers and
wholesale dealers for all dressed pork,
beef, cured meats and lard manufactured,
slaughtered and offered for sale or to be
old In the state of Missouri, and to regu
late, fix and control the price to be paid
by all retail and wholesale dealers for but
ter, eggs, poultry, game, dairy products.
fertilisers, greases and numerous by
The petition concludes with a prayer for
the appointment of an examiner and that
power be conferred upon the attorney gen
eral to compel the attendance of witnesses
and also that the examiner be empowered
to compel witnesses to answer questions,
produce books, papers and all else neces
sary to a complete Inquiry.
, In 1902 the state of Missouri, through Its
attomeV aeneraJ. RtJtrteri nlmllar nrnn....
Ings to those, of today against the packers!';' th plpe he rnn lon" tht toD t the
and succeeded In convicting them of viola-
tlons of the anti-trust law. A fine of 15,000
was at that' time Imposed against the lead-i
lng packers.
Waterways Commission Will Recom
mend Pinna for General Fed- '
eral Policy.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 22.-Recommenda-Uons
as to a general federal policy toward
the Improvement of rivers, harbors and
carols, baaed upon Investigations that have
been conducted in this and foreign coun
tries for a couple of years, will be made
to congress by the United States National
Waterways commission In a report to be
submitted Monday,
The one Important question upon which
the commission spilt It Is understood, is
to whether or not there should be federal
control over rates on railroads competing
with transportation lines on Inland water
ways. v
Upon the final vote. It Is understood, tho
large majority of the commission members
favored laws to , give added power to the
Interstate Commerce commission, and the
report it was learned today, will voioe the
opinion of the majority on this question.
Tax Test Case
in the federal circuit court In Vermont as
general guardian of the property of Sam
uel N. Stone, jr., a minor, against the
Stone-Tracy company, a general retail mer
cantile corporation of Windsor, Vt. It was
sought to enjoin the corporation from mak
ing a return of its net Income as required
by the corporation tax provision and from
paying the tax If levied. The .Vermont
court ordered the bill dismissed.
"A derision In this case," says Mr. Ev
arts, "affects a great majority of the cor
porations In the United States. "
Ice Closes Over Two Coaches Con
taining Bodies of Victim of
Sudbury Wreck.
Second-Class Car Strikes Bridgo
Girder and is Split in Twain.
Passengers in Diner Are Standing in
Water Up to Necks.
Man In Charge of Train Reaches Top
of Car and Helps Oncnpants to
Safety Identity of Vic
tims Not Known.
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SUDBURY, Ont, Jan. 22. With threo big
drayloads of rough boxes waiting to re
ceive the bodies of upwurds of two score
victims, the scene of yesterday's Canadian
Pacific wreck at Spanish river today pre
sented an almost hopeless field of labor
for the hundred or more men sent to clear
away the wreck and recover the victims'
bodies. A blicsard raged all day down
the v alloy of the Spanish river.
Two of the wrecked cars, the colonist
car and the first-class coach, '"whose ven
tilators were visible above the water this
morning, drifted under the bridge during!
the day and finally were completely sub
merged. The' dining car remained partly
on the river bank and partly submerged
In the river. Little remains of the second-
class coach, which was split In two when .
it struck the bridge girder and took fire.
Ice that will bear a man's weight hon
closed over the flrat-class coach and the
colonist car and It Is Impossible to detor-
n4'ne thMr exact loch.tlon. More than
thirty Injured were taken to the general
hospital and the hotels of Sudbury.
The known dead:
P. ZOUMAN, Chlsolm. Minn.
MRS. C. HOimE, Sault Ste. Marie, Ont
JOSE MAHOTT (addresses unknown).
JOHN ROSKBACK. North Bay, Ont.
Ont. "
will LA VERY, North Bay, Ont.
The number of bodies lying In the sub
merged cars may not be known for many
days. Among passengers unaccounted for
are Rev Mr. Chllder House, Sault Ste.
Marie, Ont, and Auditor. Robertson of the
Canadian Paclflo railroad.
; The "wreck . occurred on a 200-foot steel
bridge with overhead girders and a thirty
foot embankment sloping down to the
Spanish river underneath.
The onglne, combination mall and bag
gage car and express car had passed safely
upon the. bridge when, the forward trucks
pf the second-class coach Jumped ; the
track. The car struck an Immense steel
girder with such terrific force as to snap
the girder In two and split the car aa
though It had been divided with a tleaver.
The rear end of the second-class coach
swerved far out to the end, putting' the
colonist car, first-class coaah and diner
off the bridge Into the water and tipping
over the Pullman beside the track. Fire
communicated to the flrst-clats coach,
which remained on the right-of-way, and
added to the horror of the accident.
. Few of the survivors of the wreck were
In condition today to give accurate details
of the accident.
Experience off a. Drummer.
B. J. Poarce, a commercial traveler of
Toronto, who, with Brakeman Morrison,
Is thought to bo the only survivor from the
first-class coach, gave a gfaphlo account
of his experience. Mr. Pnarce .was getting
a drink' at the water tank at the end of
the car when the crash came. Flndln.r him
self struggling In water,' but with his head
out he reached the fanlight In the end of
the car, broke the glass and the wire scrsrn
and struggled through, with his face badly
cut and scratched.
Running nlone the top of the flnt-clai
car, he fnunil a space of about six fcl
separating it from tho diner. Risking hi
life on the floating Ice, he almost reached
the diner when he lost his footing and was
plunged Into the Icy water. But a projert.
Ing pipe from the roof of the diner was
within his reach and climbing up by mean
lo lno 'nore'
I he teIranh wlrM were all torn down
and 11 wns ovl(lfnt that rM could not
ua nummonea oy wire, it wns rive mllea
to the village of Hslm and the drenched
survivor ran the distance to do her a report
of the accident at the depot.
Condnctor Saves Eight.
Meantime Conductor Thomas Reynolds -was
proving himself a hero In resenting
eight passengers from the sunken dining
car. When the wreck occurred Reynolds,
with W. J. Bell and David Brodle had just
sat clown to dinner. Bell and Brodle' were,
facing the engine and Reynolds sat oppo
site them, riding backwards. The diner
was the lest cur to enter the wator and
did not sink at once, but settled slowly
while the passengers climbed upon the
tables to keep their heads above the rising '
With sevrral passenger standing in water
up to their chins the Kltuitlon was desper
ate. Then It was that Conductor Reynolds
made a dive to reach a window, broke the
glass and succeeded In rlnlrig to the surface
or the river outRlde the car Happily he
reached the surface whern a hole in the
ice enabled him to nnn a solid footing by
resting one arm on the edge of the car
and the other on the Ice. Gaining th roof
ftho car he broke a fan light with his
fist and rescued little Alfonse' Rousrl of
Saulte Ste. Marie. After tl.e little boy
came D. M. Bridie of Sudbury, who was
small eroufih to pars the fan light
Six more passongt-rs, w ho were too big to
be rescued In this manner,' were taken out
through a hole broken In the roof of the
It is said that Mrs. c. Houde, aunt of the
little boy who was rescued. Was almost
saved, but slipped bnrk Into the water and
was drowned.
' I.Ut of Injured.
The Injured In yesterday's wreck as re
ported by the railroad officials are;
Perrl Nlcoll, scalp wound.
Jose Chance, fracture of skull.
it. (1. Me I.Altfi h lln Ano-iiu
, , i,t-u in
Mrs. H. Roger. Wlnnlpe, head cut.
Joseph Ma her, Montreal. Irg cut.
('. Moore, adrlrfxa iiiikmiwn
hurt. " ""
H. W. Wllmott. Montreal, bruised
Mrs. L. Undall and son Hxrry, WlunV