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OMAHA SATURDAY MORNING, XOVKMHKU '2G, IMO-SIXTKKX PAGKS.
MUTINY IN BRAZIL
M M-a- S I -MA ' IV -e -W m-m r
Congress Grants Eveiy Deflibnd
Every Ultimatu.u Presented
CREWS AT OXCE SURRENDER
Speculation on Eventual Effect
Discipline of Kavy.
, ttt u tr 'County Attorney Matjney.
Foreign Complications Would Have: ..Coron Crosby win hold an inquest.'
Followed Destruction of City.
JAMES BRYCE WAS GUEST AT TIME
8 hi pa Bombard avul station IHrliU
Mbl, bat Little Damaae Is none
I. oral Harrison lo Not
Itrplr to Fire.
fUO JANEIRO, Nov. 25 The government 1 In any case."
of Brazil today yielded to Us mutinous I Leo Gross was the four-year-old son of
navy. Morris Gross, an Omaha peddler living al
Congress, meeting In extraordinary ses- j 2&72 Sherman avenue. The boy was run
alon, voted to concede every demand of tha j over by George Holers automobile wliile
ultimatum presented yesterday. Including playing in the street with other boys last
general amnesty for the mllors. who. after , Sunday and It la thought that death re
murd.Tlng as many of their superior orfl- , suited from Internal Injuries which brought
eers as v,ns necefsarv to Mace them In ! on peritonitis. The body was taken to the
. ,.. -i ih m nf tha i
warships on the capital. j be hM-
What the effect will eventually be on According to witnesses who saw the accl
tho discipline of the navy is a matter of j dnl ' Sunday. Rogers had slowed d6w
Tlw, ln,n,A,4nt ffcft i tn
give the sailors Increased pay, shorter
hours of service and less work through the
recruiting of additions to the crews, and
to abolish corporal punishment In the fleet.
Following the. ac tion of congress the mu
tineers went through the formality of sur
rendering and befom noon today the
hud resumed Ms normal activities and
public excitement had subsided.
Hi It lh Interests Kndanaered.
It Is doubtful that the mutineers would
have destroyed the city as they threatened
because of the likelihood of complications
with Great Brita.n. During the progress of
tho revolt James Brycc, Ilritlsh ambassador
to the I'nlled States, was the guest of
Baron Klo Hranco, the Brazilian foreign
minister, and ho would have been as likely
as any one to suffer a bombardment.
On the other hand, the mutinous battle-
ship Suo 1'aovlo had on board several Brit- I
lull subjects, who accompanied the vessel
on Its first tilp hi.me after Its coiibtructlon
at Burro w-ln-Furnaas, England.
At the oulureak of trouble, Sir William
H D. Haggard. British minister to Brasll,
notified tne Braxlllan foreign office that
aiiy attempt of the loyal torpedo boats to
destroy the revolting warship would be at
tended with danger to British subjects on
board. It also Is said the government hesi
tated to damage t lie bulwarks of Its navy.
There la no attempt to give a political
color ..lex tb. wttut 70nly petty ar
officers participated with the sailors, but
the mutinous ships constituted a eontrollng
proportion of the fleet.
Mntlncera Controlled lieet.
Itrasll has but two dreadnoughts, the
Mlnss Geraes and the Sao l'aovio, and these
being Joined by the coast defense ships,
Marshall Florta to and Marshall Deodoro
and the scout ship Hahla. the possessors
were In practical control of the fleet and
If necessary to accomplish their ends prob
ably could have made short work of the
smaller craft, consisting of six protected
cruisers, thicu torpedo cruisers and several
vexbe.s of the gunboat class.
The trouble among the sailors has been
biewlng for some time and when the Minas
Gt raes ran up the red flag Tuesday night
the other vessels soon, followed Its ex
ample. Captain Neves of the Mlnas Geraes
and two officers were killed, as were several
of the' seamen who attacked them, as the
officers preferred death to the surrender of
the ship and fought gamely.
Officers of the other mutinous warships
yielded and were put ashore. Throughout
Wednesday and Thursday the dry was at
the mercy ef the ottlnw crewa, whi dropped
an occasional shell Into the city to add
po rated yerterdsy In an ultimatum to con
Narsl Araenal Bombarded.
Last evening the Sao raulo and the
Bahia withdrew from the harbor, sup
posedly because they feared a night attack
from the loyal torpedo boat destroyers.
The Mlnas Genes, however, remained op
posite the government palace and was
Joined by the cruiser Deodora.
l'or aeveral hours everything was quiet.
Then watchers on shore noted activity on
board the 1 woilora and an hour after mid
night the small guns of the Deodora awoke
the town. It was at first thought the re
volting veaaels were making a combined
attack on the city. For a time a panicky
feeling waa general. Then It waa discov
ered that the firing was directed only at
the naval arsenal. The cannonading did
sot last long and no great damage was
The local garrisons and the loyal torpedo
boats did not respond, although, accord
ing to this morning s papers, their officers
bad received sinister orders as to their
duty la certain contingencies.
Aa soon ae the action of eongreaa became
known the mutinous crews surrendered and
the revolt was at an end. The city waa
sooa quiet and resumed Its normal activi
ties. CITIES GROWING RAPIDLY
Kort)Mst Have Hopnlatlo of More
WASHINGTON. Nov. Si. With only
Portland. Ore.; Seattle and Spokane,
Wasu.. and Dulutli, Minn., and Superior,
Ml. ml.dn V. ..I I I .. a t 1'nlta.l
States of fc.OoO and over have an aggregate
(' population of 7,8U9,83&. This announcement
(tgia made In a recapitulation bulletin Issued
f n today by the census bureau,
fa. Forty-seven of the cities contain more
Cf than loO.ou and of this number eleven have
ria'isen Into the 100.000 class since the census
Volf 1. There has been a much larger
therowlh la cities below 100.000 than In those
MftsVve, the percentage for the former being
Cured .aa against SI S for the latter,
'""tale )M Portland had IM.Oi and Seattle
miUi, so that there will be at least forty
Bine titles In the country containing more
than 1'JO.OuU each.
tivdy of Martlrred Man Identified.
ABt.KDL-irs", s. D., Nov. 26.-1 Special
The victim of the mysterious murder of
September 3 last has been identified as
FVinund Casey, a fanner, whose family,
cuiuiisling of a widow and six children,
the ridt of whom la but IS year, of age,
reside auar Strool, 8 D.a where Mis.
lasty's father baa a claim.
Gross Boy is Dead;
to Watch Inquest
County Attorney'i Office Announces
Will Tile Case Against George
Rogers if Evidence Warrants.
I'npis.nt cnargmg nmniun.ici
agalnct U nrce Rogers in connection w ith
the death of four- ear-old Leo Gross, who
died yesterday afternoon of injuries sus-
talned when Rogers' automobile ran over
lilm last Sunday, will be filed If testimony
at the coronet's Inquest into the child's
death warrants, according to Deputy
' said the deputy county attorney last night.
! "and our office will have a representative
there. We have no way of knowing at!
this time whether or not Rogers was toXJLUixa
'"i he testimony will bring that out
What action will be taken depends upon
that. If It is of such a nature as to in
dicate that Rogers was negligent or driv
ing carelessly or violating the npeed laws,
we will file a complaint, Just as we would
I'tornue and a post mortem
I' - UULUIUUOlie WI1CII 110 BHW U1C LUUUini
In the street and was not going more than
eight ml.e. an hour, when the boy ud- ;
denly ran out In front of the machine and I
waa struck down, the front wheel Dassinc I
over his Jaw, fracturing It.
ct'Son of Housekeeper
Uharged With Double
Muraer at Dutch Neck
John Sears, Who Lived With His
Mother, is Accused of Killing Rev.
Armstrong and Wife.
TKENTON. N. J., Nov. 2S.-John Bears,
who was arrested last night on the charge
of having murdered Kev. Amxl L. Ann-
strong and his wife at their home In
Dutch Neck, Wednesday night, Is said to
have made a confession.
It la understood that Sears believed some
provision had been made for him In the
minister's will and that he was Impatient
to get the bequest.
While Mr. Crossley would not affirm
or deny that a confession has been made,
be said the state's case was perfect and
that Bears would be tried for murder in
the first degree, regardless of any con
feaaton. - . .. -i f- w . A , . . .
Scars, who Is a' half-breed negro, 'was
not much given to associating with colored
people. He is or was a member of the
National guard, belonging to a company
at New Brunswick, and It was In this way
that he formed the acquaintance of
lU'dolph Norhaus, ' the young white man,
who cam to Dutch Neck yesterday to go
gunning with Stars. The prosecutor la
satisfied that Norhaus has no knowledge
of the double crime,
fears' mother, the housekeeper of the
Armstrongs, Is still at Dutch Neck under
watch. There Is a feeling that she Is Inno-
cent of any connection with the shooting, j
Of late years Sears has been of a morose .
turn oT mind. ' It Is claimed that Mrs. Arm-
j strong has been In fear of Sears and she
I always kept a revolver under her pillow
j at night. A revolver was found under a
i pillow In Mrs. Armstrong's bed yesterday
Ten Convicts Will
Be Released on Parole
Prisoners at Leavenworth Will Be
the First Beneficiaries of
WASHINGTON. Nov. 25-Ten men con
victed of various crimes and sentenced to
the United States penitentiary at Leaven
worth, Kan., for terms ranging from one
year to twenty-one years have been re
leased on parole. These are the first re
leases to be made under the law passed at
the last session of congress providing that
a federal prisoner may be paroled with the
approval of the attorney general after hav
ing served one-third of his sentence.
LEA V EN WORTH, Kan., Nov. .
The papers from Washington were re
ceived by the prison officials at the federal
penitentiary this afternoon. Before any of
the men can be released the papers will
have to be forwarded for approval to the
United States marshals In the territory from
which the men came.
The men paroled, the crime for which
they were sentenced, the town where tho
crime took place and the date of the ex
piration of their sentences follow:
Melson Jones, kidnaping; Muskogee, Okl.;
June 4. 1013.
Due Klillngsworth. negro, manslaughter;
Muskogee, okl.; June IS), 1916.
Hudolph bslley, negro, criminal assault;
Washington, D. C. ; August ti. iJM.
esley A. Martin, violating national
banking laws; Golden City, Mo.; September
Antfelo Brondo, passing counterfeit
money; Milwaukee; September, 1912.
William Kie.h. destroying a letter; In
dlanaiHills; August 6, 1S1L
Halph lcklex, military prisoner; robbery;
Governors Island; September 5. 1911.
KlKar J. Summerhaya. using malls to
defraud; Chicago; October 2, lull.
Thonuii F. Branch, passing counterfeit
money; Sherman. Tex.; August 30. l'Ml.
Julius II. Klein, conspiracy to defraud;
Cleveland; April 17, 1911.
Plans Announced for
Mrs. Sage's Model City
NEW YORK. Nov. Preliminary plans
of the Russell Sage foundation, established
by Mrs. Sage aa a memorial to her hus
band for the establishment ol a model
suburban city, providing healthful, and
beautiful homes for persons of moderate
means, were announced today. Briefly,
the project Is to utilise a tract of ltf acres
In Forest Hill gardens. Long Island, nine
miles from New York City, In laying out
a town for 1.500 families.
The Initial financial expenditure for the
purpose. It is announced, now amount to
,t m How much more will be needed
to carry ins pians io completion is not
known, but the foundation trustee .tat
POUCH IS STOI
Daring Robbery Tal- v''.
Second's Time at
POUCHES LAY ON CORNER
Elmer Matson, Clerk in Charge,
Blocked by Street Car.
HAD JUST CROSSED STREET
Goes to Speak to Men on Arriving
CAR THEN SWUNG IN
Man Grabbing Sack Probably Divert
I nder Itrldae Valoe of Stolen
Mall Not Known Yet Bot
In one of the quickest mail thefts on rec
ord, a sack of registered letters was stolen
last night about 8:30 o'clock from Flmer
Matson, postofflce clerk, at Tenth and
Dodse streets. The theft waa accomplished
while Matson crossed from one corner to
the other. A street car came between him
and the mall and the 'ack was stolen while
. 1 1 n f.nnl rtt Him Tit a111A
examination,1"" l' i""" " '"
i of the stolen mall Is yet unknown.
Matson took three sacks fo mail intended
I for Council Fluffs down the street on a
. regular Omaha postal car. At the south-
I ' rr . 1 I.., ......,....
corner oi lemn ..u
the postal car, which continued on
toward the Union nation. At the same
time another postal car cume down Tenth
street bound for the postofflce.
j The Car headed for Council Bluffs was
1 about due to swing down Dodge street
1 toward the bridge and Matson says he
I walked across the street after laying the
' three sacks on the corner by the curbing.
The pot-tal car bound for the postofflce was
first at hand and be said to the men on
' Walt "till I throw the Council Bluffs
stuff on the Blufta car and 1 11 ride up with
Aa he said this the Council Bluffs car
swung In between him and the pouches
across the street. He stepped from behind
the rear of the Council Bluffs car and
walked toward the sacks piled on the op
posite corner. The top one was gone.
It Is likely that whoever took the regis
tered sack ran down under the . bridge
which waa light at hand. The police, city
detectives, secret service men and . postal
service employes began to scour the bot
toms land as soon aa Matson gave the
Matron lives at 321 South Twentieth
street. It waa said last evening that the
mall stolen was for shipment east. A good
many letters are known to have been In the
sack and It Is declared that the thief must
have had Inside Jrrforroatfon.' ' ' .
James J. Hill Sees . '
End of Party Rule
Railroad Magnate Says Election Shows
that Lines Are Practically
Eliminated. ' .
WASHINGTON. Nov. James J. Hill
talked with President Taft today. He re
cently nas oeen reponea as gioomy over
the business prospect, but would not dis-
cuss the subject today. He did have some-
thing to say. however, on politics.
"The last election has taught the poll-
ticlans and the country something v.lu-
able." said Mr. Hill. "That Is that the
party lines no longer exist to an Important
extent and that men ara thinking, voting
and acting along independent lies. The
demagogue ad the agitato have held sway
so long. It Is really a relief to see the flag
of warning that has been hoisted for their
"I do not mean to say, either, that Inde
pendence of political thought Is confined
to business or professional men. It ex
tends to laboring men and all other
"I am of the opinion that the demagogue
and agitator will go more slowly here
after when ha attacks everyobdy and
everything In eight and merely appeals to
the dlssatlaflctlon of people.
"It la highly probable that In a few
years there will be little In the way of
party lines In the United States."
Mrs. Joel West Dies
After Brief Illness
Wife of Prominent Attorney. Passes
Away at Jackson Street Home
of Paralysis. .
Mrs. Joel West, wife of the prominent
Omaha attorney, died last evening about
1 o'clock at her home, 3623 Jackson street,
following an Illness of two weeks. Pa'Vly
sls Is given as the cause1 of her death.
Mrs. Wast was 61 years of age and had
spent the last twenty-four years of her life
In Omaha. She was born In Bentonport, la.
Mrs. West Is survived by her husband,
Joel West, who has offices in the Ware
block, and four children. They are: George
C. West, who Is In the brokerage business;
Klmer W.. employed In the county, sur
veyor's office; Ralph M . lawyer, and Miss
Mrs. West had long .been prominent In
Omaha society, although her home and
family was her chief Interest In life. She
was a member of St. Mary. Avenue Con
that Mrs. Sage Is prepared to supply all
the funds required to carry oat her Ideas.
Through today's announcement It la ruaae
plain that the enterprise I. not a charity,
but Is to be made self-supporting and yield
a fair return on the Investment. Its pur
pose I. to enable persons In moderate cir
cumstances to own their own homes at a
minimum of cost, while obtaining buildings
of better construction than the average In
dividual could erect and amid surroundings
and under restriction, that will make the
little city an Ideal residence place. The I
I minimum coat of paying for a home there.
i It is estimated, will be fa a luontb, in
j eluding principal and tnlrea
From the New York World.
POOL RELUCTANT TO QUIT
Will Not Concede Defeat by Wait
Until Machines - Examined. '
FILES HIS FORMAL REQUEST
Will Arrive la Omaha, Todar io B"
Preaent 1st Person at Heopenlu
t Votln Machines .Walt'a
, Lead is Ninety-Two.
Determined not to concede his defeat In
the race for secretary of state by Addison
Walt, republican, candidate, until after a
thorough examination of the figures on the
Douglas coilnty 'voting machines to make
sure that the returns correspond with them
has been made, Charles VV. Pool, demo
cratic and people's Independent candidate,
who on the face of the official returns from
the entire state is defeated by ninety-two
votes, yesterday afternoon requested the
Douglas county canvassing board to ex
amine the Diachines.
As soon as the canvassing board had
comp.erea us loounge "
V. . oumy ,.era y. m.
man ol "u""' v Z1
Tecumseh that he ha. a majority of 4 M4
I tne county. a.. . - - -
j Btte overcome this and give. Walt a ma-
Pool renewed his request for reopening
of the machines and said h will arrive In
Omaha to represent himself this morning.
Mr. Haverly announced that the re-examl-natlon
of the machines will be commenced
Coats to Pool, Fix a and Sutton.
Mr. Pool, Frank J. Flxa. a defeated can
didate for county commissioner In Douglas
county, and Judge A. U Sutton, defeated
candidate for congressman from the First
district, must pay the cost Incurred by the
granting of their requests that the ma
chines be opened to verify the return, on
the office, for which they rsn.
On request of County Clerk Haverly,
County Commissioner Bedford yesterday af
ternoon asked the county attorney a office
for an opinion as to whether or not can
didates asking for reopening . and re-ex-amlnatlon
of machines must pay. the ad
Deputy County Attorney Alagney, to
whom the letter was referred, last night
said: . i
"I have looked up the matter. I will look
It up some more, but I am practically cer
tain now that such candidates must either
pay the additional cost or give bond to
guarantee that they will pay."
Mr. Pool will be asked to give a bond.
The additional expense Is merely that
of salaries for the members of the can
vassing board for the additional days they
must spend on the work.
First Footings in Error.
The first footings on secretary of state
made by the board early Friday afternoon
gave Pool 15,632 and Wait 11,431, a .majority
of 4.4C1 for Pool. This would have over
come Walt's majority In the state, ex
clusive of Douglas county, by 25.
When the footings were gone over for
verification later In the afternoon It was
discovered that an error of 100 votes to the
disadvantage of Walt had been made.
The corrected figures on secretary of
state for the county are:
W ait ".Ml
Pool's majority 4,344
The state figures are:
Wait's majority In the state
Pool's majority In Douglas eounty..
Walt', total majority...
This is the new heading
under which dealers are ad
vertising everything suitable
It will save you a great
deal of money.
From day to day you will see the
very thing that you wish listed In
the Christina column.
Long and Steep
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in City of Mexico
James M. Reid of Houston, Miss., Shot
; by Policeman Seeking to Avenge
Burning of Rodriquez.
NF1W ORLEANS. Nov. 25.-Deta!ta of the
murder of Jamea M. Retd tf 'Houston,
Miss., a olvll engineer. In the City of Mex
ico last Sunday were received here today.
Reld was slain by a policeman who sought
to avenge the burning of Antonio Rodri
gueg In Texas recently.
In company with L. B. Loller of Mem
phis and some other friends. Reid had Just
stepped out of a restaurant whrn Sebastian
Vardel, a policeman, fired two bullets Into
h's body. When Reld fell Vardel ex
claimed: "I have killed the grngo, because
the grlngoe. -burned a Mexican;" '
Verdel wa. arrested and placed In Jail.
The United States ambassador has In
stituted a thorough Investigation and will
make demands for Indemnity on the Mexi
Held was 33 years old, a graduate of the
A. and M. college of Mississippi.
Five Injured in Auto
Wreck in Kansas City
Car Strikes Telephone Pole While Go
ing at High Bate of Speed
One Man Will Die.
KANSAS CITY. Mo.; Nov. 25.-Flva per
sons were Injured, one fatally, early today
when the automobile In which they were
riding crashed into , telephone pole four
miles south of this city.
Richard L- Davis. Infernal, will die.
John Dooley, head cut and brutsed.
Judd Waldo and wife, faces bruised.
Guy Fisher, negro chauffeur, legs bruised.
The machine was traveling at a high rate
of speed when suddenly It skidded and col
lided with the pole.
WRECK NEAR SEDALIA, M0
Two Trainmen Are Hart Wben Mia-
aonrl Paolfle Passenarer Strikes
SEDALIA, Mo., Nov. 25. Missouri Pacific
passenger train No. 3, which left here for
9t Louis at 12:30 this afternoon, had a
collision with a freight train at Otterville.
thirteen miles east of here. The passen
gers were severely Jolted, but none was
Dennis O'Brien, the passenger conductor.
received cuts on the head. The pkssenger
fireman suffered a broken leg, but the
engineer escaped uninjured by Jumping.
The accident occurred on a switch -which
the freight train failed to clear In time to
allow the passenger train to pass.
The passeneger engine went Into the
ditch, but the remainder of the train stayed
on the track. Several freight car. were
"Buttertub" in Feather Bed
is Basis of Court Decision
WASHINGTON, Nov. SB. Out of th In
cident of a "butter tub" in a feather bed
may be evolved by th supreme court ol
the United Staves the law of th land rela
tive to the retail trade In oleomargerine.
Some months ago John A. Ripper of St.
Louis, Mo., who possenred a retail dealer
license to sell oleomargerine. was sus
pected of violating the oleomargerine act
of congress of 1-6. Revenue officers
searched his residence. Upstairs, in a
feather bed was found an empty oleo
margerine tub. It was alleged that the
tax paid stamp on the tub was Intact In
violation of law. Mrs. Upper said she
pu. the tub in the bed when she saw th
officers In the huui-e. Why she did It she
did not know.
Ripper was Indicted on a charge of hav
ing in his possession an empty oleomar
garine package, "th tax-paid stamp upon
PLANS FOR THE CONSECRATION
Bishop-Elect Beecher to Take the
RECEPTION .AT ART GALLERY
Visiting; nishups and, Prominent
Church Poopl to It Entertained .,
-by Episropallans of Omaha
' '"Neat Wk.-:x,:';'''
Arrangements for the consecration next
Wednesday Of . Very Rev, George' A.
Beecher as bishop of the missionary dis
trict of Kearney ure rapidly shaping them
selves. The following plan, have been de
termined: A reception will be given In the afternoon
following the consecration at the Llnlnger
Art gallery by Mrs. George Llnlnger and
Mrs. Frank L. Halier. To this are Invited
members of Trinity parish, personal friends
of Dean Beecher and friends of the visiting
bishops. The hours are 3 to S. The recep
tion Is in honor of Bishop Beecher and the
In the evening a dinner will be given by
Mr. and' Mrs. Henry W. Yates at their home
to Bishop and Mrs. Beecher and to the
visiting bishops and their wives and to
members of the vestry and their wive.
The dinner guests will number about thirty-two
Bishop-elect Beecher'. episcopal ring has
been bought. It is the gift of the clergy
of this diocese and of the diocese to which
he goes as bishop. The ring, as always. I.
of gold with an amethyst setting. The
jewel bears an engraving representing the
seal of the diocese, which consists of a
dove, ' a serpent and an episcopal mitre.
The allegory of the animal figure, ha. ref
erence to the text about being wise as ser
pent, and harmless as tne dove.
On one side of the ring Is embossed a
large cross; on the other two crosiers, bish
ops' pastoral staff., are crossed. Between
them is a globe signifying the world. The
globe is dominated by a cross.
Services at the Cathedral.
Dean Beecher will be consecrated at a
service' beginning at 10 a. m., and long be
fore that time every .eat In Trinity will be
occupied. No .eat. will be reserved except
for out-of-town visitors. Many are com
ing from Kearney and North Platte, and
other towna will send delegations. All
other seat, will be open to those who have
cards of admission. Member, of the vts
try wilt not even reserve seat, for their
famlllea, who must take their chance, with
Communicant, of Trinity parish are ob
taining their card, of admission from
Ph.llp Potter of the arrangement, commit
tee. Cards for outside visitor, are being
sent out by the committee, of which
George H. Thummel I. chairman and of
which Mr. Potter and F. H. Haller are the
It Is certain that many who woufd Ilka
to attend the service will be unable to do
so because the church is not targe enough.
In the circumstances the committee on ar
rangement, and tho vestry think It has
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which he had wilfully neglected and re
fused to deeetroy." He wa also charged
with having sold to th post hospital at
Jefferson barracks, an army post, twenty
four pounds of oleomargarine, when. It was
alleged, the law limited him In such aales
to ten pounds. He was convicted on both
charges and sentenced to six months' Im
prisonment. He has appealed to th supreme court to
review his case. Its decision as to granting
a review I expected next Monday. On his
bthalf It Is claimed th act of congress
may rr.ak It an offensa to apply an oleo
margarine tub without destroying the
stamp thereon, but It does not make it an
offense to have a tub with an undestroyed
stamp upon it In one' possession. It is
also claimed that a retail dealer may sell
more than tn pounds of oleomargarine at
oa tUn to a customer.
Nineteen-Year-Old Boy Instructs Rail
road Attorneys and Int.istate
BARLOW PLACED ON THE STAND
Chicago Man Believes in Horizontal
Increase in Taritfs.
ASSERTS PROPOSED PLANS UNJUST
Witness Says the Shippers Feel Raises
PERKINS' NAME AGAIN MENTIONED
Speaker Asserts lie I nderslood Prr
kln Asrreed Tilth Packers on
Advnnre on Oaly Onr-Helf
of Prooed flatee.
WASHINGTON. Nov. 2.1. Several Wit
nesses, Including it Baltimore economist
Mill In his teons. occupied today's session
of the In.'.-rnsecl rate hearing before the In
terstate Commerce commission. Il.nry C
Harlow nf Chlnino, director of the Chloaifn
Asncitl( n of Commerce, formerly presi
dent of the Terto Haute anil Kvanvll!c
railroad and nlllril lines, and traffic mana
ger of t)i Wisconsin Central; Fr.ra 15. Wll
llnmson of Cincinnati. cominlsMonei s nf tl.o
IleceKers und Shipptrs' association of that
city nnd for !ixte-n years asaocl.vrd with
tho Quern Crescent route, and H. B. Hur
pui.dcr of Baltimore-, 11' years old, whose
command of railroad stork Mntlst'cs headed
off cross-examination, were tho day'. v.!t
nessjes. Mr. Bin-guilder was put on the riand to
testify to hlf own ptHtlstlcal compilations
concerning "the rights of stockholders."
Within a nilntio he had he members of the
commission poring over cples of his tablxw
and all tho counsel listening to his analyti
cal Interpretations and deductions of the
Barlow Wants CJenernl Increase.
Mr. Bniiuw believed In a hnrliontlcul In
crease In rater. If any were necesssry.
which he was not wlllliu; to concede. He
thought Iron and sleel and coffee and sugar
should help bear the burden that the car
riers propo'rd to place on the public.
Cross-examined by Mr. Ilittterfleld for the
New York Central ilnes Mr. Barlow denied
that he had taken the position that failure
to Increase the rates on coffee and sunr
j was one of the reasonu why the rallrerds
siumM not be permitted to put the pro
posed increased taiins into street,
Mr. Barlow a!d that his position was
that the shippers felt that the Increases
were unjust and unreasonable, that they
wero discriminatory nnd that the shippers
of those 'articles which were affected by
the lncerasce had already paid their pound
. r . MeUMrmndn File.
Ezra E. Williamson, filed a mass ef mem
oranda replete - with figures. Intended to
show the Immense stride, the railroad,
have made In the direction of filling the
pocketbooka of those controlling them. lie
referred particularly to two arm. of tiie
Pennsylvania system, the Pittsburg, Fort
Wayne & Chicago and the Pltbsburg. Cin
cinnati, Chicago & St. Louis.
He cited figures Which, lie said, showed
the excessive earnings of the Fort Waynu
road and said both roads revealed a splen
did condition of credit, (ulte up to the 1
per cent standard fixed by Presidents Mc
Crea of the Pennsylvania and Wlllard of
the Baltimore & Ohio. Mr. Williamson,
like the previous witness, declared em
phatically that the railroads did not noed
any advance In rates.
Perkins' Name Mentioned.
While dlscusHlng the packing house
products rales, Mr. Barlow again brought
the name of George W. Perkins of the J.
P. Morgan company of New York into the
Mr. Barlow said he understood Mr. ePr
klns agreed with the packers on an ad
vance of only one-half of what had been
"Did he purport to represent the rail
roads, the beef shippers or anyone else?"
demanded Frank Lyon, attorney for the
"I don't know," replied the witness. ' I
am told Mr. Perkins came as a representa
tive of Mr. ATorgan as a peacemaker be
tween the packers and the railroads."
Mr. Barlow said that after year. It might
be reasonably supposed that there would
be some diminution of the price of trans
portation. Mr. Harlaw declared as gji im
pression that he believed the railroad state
ments would show that the percentage ot
cost of conducting transportation to ,th
gross earnings of the railroad. ' which he
said Is the crucial test of all, la constantly
decreasing Instead of Increasing.
"That." Interrupted Commissioner Lane,
"is absolutely contrary to the testimony
before the commission In Chicago."
STEPBROTHER OF BELLE
ELMORE PLAYS RESCUE PART
Jallas Messenger Carrie Man and
Woman Partly Overcome by
Smoke from Unlldlnir.
NEW YORK, Nov. 28 Julius Messenger,
a step-brother of Belle Elmore, the actress,
for whose murder Dr. IlaAioy H. Crlppen
was executed in London on Wednesday,
played a rescue part In an Incendary fire
which raged In a Wiillansburg apartment
Messenger, who live In the house, rushed
out of his rooms when the fire was dis
covered, gave timely warning to all the
tenant, on his floor, assisted a woman and
her two children to safe'.y and then half
carried an aged man and his daughter, both
of them partially overcome by r-moke, to
the roof. The panic-stricken tenants all
made their way across the roofs to safety.
The blaze wa. found to have darted In
the cellar and apresd rapidly through halls,
th woodwork of which had been soaked
with keros.ne. Tie building was saved
after a hard fight by the firemen.
GUILTY TO MISUSE OF MAILS
Prof. George Welaand of Dra Molars
Obtained Three Thooaaad Hol
lars by Kraod.
DES MOINKS, la.. Nov. 2a. -Prof. Oeorg
Welgand, a spiritualist, pleaded guilty In
federal court today to using the malls to
defraud by representing to part es in va
rious states that Mrs. Nancy McOuvItt had
a fortune coming from Kngland If she
could have monetary assistance. He real
ized 3,0u0. Mrs. McDevitt. aged Hi. was
turned free by Judge Smith Mcpherson be
cause of her years. Welgand will be sea
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