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Vol. .I NO. lOi.
OMAHA TlirnsDAY MoKNIXli. 1K('EM BKIi
SlNVtl.K 0l'Y TWO CKNTS.
ANNUAL HEP T i
Interstate Commerce ilembe.
tfrcmineace to Eastirn .
VTeitrra Freight Rates.
TWO KVZ5IIGAII053 ARE MA1
Every Iffcrt is JLade to Expedite
SEEK UNTFORH CLASSIFICATIOJr
and Regulations Reviewed,
f"! - -
ACVlSea AflCl tallica,
EIGHT HTTXDRED CASES SETTLED ;
DUi-rlnlaalloD y Knit of Partner-!
hie wlta Carriers An IU Pne !
tlr4 Omika twt Hallway
faae la C aaafde-rerf.
"" ; books ami arr!"t'Ml Mar.Hxcr Br mk Mr
.v A3HI.Vf.TON. D. Zl -Xn Its twanty- . p,a!fl, WM on , wa. , Britl!,h Coiumb.a,
f-ji-nh animal raport sumbitted t j .-mgTea tnd ,t wai not ,int., ,hrw ,-ka later
tuJy. tha lntertta Commenca cr.mml- thnt hr r-t'im1 vol-mtartly an.1 n-.rr-n.f-a.oa
! paxricuiar prominence to t.la himeolf to tha Unito-1 States marshal
cunai.leratlon of tna aajtern and western K state on arrtvinr in Boston, that he
freutiit rate caeea which are now pondin
bef.)ie tin; rotiifnisian. The cases hva (
been assigned for argument on January S. j
L'li. and succeeding days,
Immediately foilowin tha passa cf th
Mann-tkUna law the commission bevan to
exei'i isa tne most far-reaching power cen
ferted upon It. tlia authority to suspend
propeed advanoea In ratna peiidina; Investi
sailon. In the first haif of llo niirreoxis
carriers had siven notice of general ad
van a In rates. As a result of conferences
between fuvernment and the carriers, tna
dates of tha proposed advances were sus- i XEW YORK. Dec. 3. Papers in a civil ,ne ensrlneers and the mine manager were
prndad pending t!i enactment of the law. ,ult instituted by tie sorernment ajtalnst : Prs'nt- Inspector lerrard issued a re
Tliereupun t general Investigations were i fuveen Bros , dealers fn an'lques in Fifth , Prl a-f!"r making a descent Into the pit
Instituted, one relating to the general, ad- avenue, were filed this afternoon In the ! ,n wn'ch he said It was impossible that
vsn. es pn. pom-4 by eastern and the other Vnited ftates district court by Asststant j ny of the miners are still alive,
to tiioae propored by est em carriers. ; t'ni'ed States rxstHct Attorney Wemnla ' Ha added that nothing could be done e-
Every effort haa been made to expedite the
proceedings. X stupendous record Is now , the entire stock of the concern, approxi- i tn shaft. This rcnort was cora-
bafore the eommfv-ion. The tanffs hare : mating In value SHOO.), because of alleged : niunicateil to the anxious crowds around
been suspended unt: February 1, 1911. ' gross undervaluation of imports. 1 lha P' mouth, after which the bishop of
Maa; faan Ulaswaeal Of. ! A force of expert customs men was today ! Manchester conducted a touching service
Since ;ha last annual report the com-! working under Collector Loeb's direction j ln tn open air and the people slowly dis
mission has announced decisions In 3e pro- i on the books and papers of the firm of j persed.
cecd!ns a id 125 caaea have been disposed I Joseph Brooks Co.. the English woolen : explanation Is g.ven as to the cnuse of
of. Thiiu XI? cases were removed from the
commission's docket witiiln the year. 8J
compl inta were filed and eieven proceed- '
Inns wire Inntitutcd by tha cumoiiaaion. in :
addition, twenty-three pioceedlng Inyolv-'
Uig suspension of tariffs were Instituted.
Tl:a Bumoer of Informal enmptaunts taken ! feT trie examination of the document now
up with tna commuuioa shows a consider-1 ,B hand, together with iaformatioa ob
abla decrcaaa. Z.MU having been filed in i tained by special treasury agents, who
MO a against tile previuua yelr. i ha been working on the case In Europe.
Vkitiiin tha year 737 hearings and Invest.ga- j dome of tha importers affected by tha
tiona respecting aUged ylolaUon of tha revelations have offered to settle with tha
law were held In Washington and la .n.
parts of tha country.
in tha twaiva months ande Novambae
IM0. m.&a tariff puhjlnatlons wera filed '
W1U tna Ounmiieslaau. ap-mtef-ll.Wf!I-x tuary. tpitnorroes.
less than tha preceding twelve months. That
urr.bar of sahedules Bled was) consider-1 fifTi rrTpOCJ ArlinTITTIC!
ably neraae4i by tha f.Ung of sunolamente COO XXUjU LU iiO
x)Mtpuu.ng the effective dates of tariffs
which contained advanced rates now under
investigation by the commission. In tha
same pen.nl Usa number of special permis
sions granted to make tar f f a affective oa
less tnan' statutory notice was sub
stantially tha same as -U tha previous
Special reference is made to the work of
the comrr.;;:a:on for the establishment of a
unifirm freight classification, practically j
s 11 tha rules and regulations of separata ;
classifications haia been reviewed, revised !
The. carriers, tha report says, are making
a aacr effort to harmonise tha conflict
ing features of the various classifications,
but It a ll be necessary to apply the atimu
lus af requirement unleea satisfactory re
sults are obtained soon.
Since December L law. forty-four lndict-
" ' , "
to nMPilata oommerc. have bam returned, j
r vi y j-iuitw V -"'"u uw ra con- ,
siuui win mm "u uiiriji piej as 01
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penalties ss.ee.ed was ShS.uk).
Two verdicts of acquittal were rendered
f )f tha rorty-rour indictments returned
tarr-ers and nineteen against shippers or
pa.-aengvrs. Of tha forty-three prosecu
tions concluded, twenty-one were against j
earners and twenty-two against shippers J
or passengers Concerning tha matter of j
proaeeutk-n the report says:
"The f.ght against discrimination Is by
u Ruan won. practice iLll remaining
which ar mure Insidious and more diffi
cult af extirpation Dan open rebating, by
reason ot the tact that they are hidden
In con tract oai arrangements entirely lagal
except for tho effect produced. To speak t
generally, these arrangements depend for
the.r vice upon some unification of shipper j
and carrier, by which shippers secure an
Intertst tn carriers' profits'
Uaaks sag Irwrflaaa Cnae. 1
A ran of the report Is devoted to a con-!
si.ieration of certain suits, notably the j
coal car disti-lDutmn ease, the Burnham-
Hanr.a-M ur.ger cae, the Portland data-
ay caae. the Cmalia street railway case !
ar.d var.ouo cavxa list of theaa have ;
been decided by tha higher courts In favor j
or ti-.e cnainilawtion. By the act of June 11
UiJ. teirgraph and telephone companies
doing an interstate business were piaced
ur.der i.'ie juiiitdiction of the commission,
steps have already been taken for tne
fonnulatiun of a system of operating
tantfs and It la expected that this system
u-.il become effective Juiy L 191 1.
bacerning the application of the law as
to teiegrapli and te.eplicna empantcs. the
There j-a from S OW to :o.4 telephone
c-i:.paii!rs mfcich make provision for lnter
dtata coinoianicatiun and the commission
n doubt as to whether It is the intent
cf cochlea M pla.e a.I these companies
auiier its supervision and control. No
. nuon is tiiifi.nl at this time a to the j
.ouRiHuuva interpretation which should
i.e placed uytn tna law ;n this regard-
t aatrel af I aaiaallaaciaa.
" wiadoui and urgent need of proper
i i!rijn p.r the c-ntrol cf railway cap-I
.'.aiiiactun are urvjed uKn cvngreaa Ada-1
q-at piuvisioa tor tna valuation of rail-
n a ppitwty Is pointed aut as abaoiutely
Leceat at y.
Inquiry into railway accidents within the
! ear ended J in w. lie. snows that the
n nuter of pa-aergers ku'lrd In train aca
!.rt was as c-'mpared anh l.;i ma
pievious !'r Tie number of employes
d. lied in cm.piir.g acc dvn's Increavied from
vCoannued on second Page
Rev. Norman K.Plass
Charged with Misuse
of United States Mails
"ormer President of Washburn Col
. Topeka. Kan., i Indicted
.by Grand Jnrv at Boston.
iivSTON. Dec. 11. Rev Norman K
Vajr. f. mer president of th mabie
Investment company: Char'M H. F rook. ;
manager, and John F Trappha.len. h I
nt of the company, were indicted todav i
, b- the federal (rand Jurv on the chart
o ussng t'ie nails In a cheme to 1ofra-.nl
I Plwi and Prook" were arrest-d after the!
i eompany wu raided by the federal author!- i
! ie. Tmprhii'ien taken into custody j
.todav. The PeernaJ.le. Investment crm-
panv was orvfnizf thr yen.ni by!
Rv. Mr P'as. formerly pr-s.rierit of f
TV I. V. , . sr. I '. t. e -4 K, I '
It ik stated In the literature nf t'ie
romr-any that H controlled as holding c-m
Pny. mining, farm and timber .properties
; In the northwest and Btiti!"h Columbia.
! When the federal offlcfrs visited the
! offio-ii on Orf-foer IX acd cnrrl-d off th
r(.,nnt aH preMid. nt of tho conpany tw
T 1 O t W n '
Uncle Sam May Seize
II UCie Oil III M3iV OeiZG !
Big Stock of Curios'
. , .... .'
Sait Brought Against Dareea Broth- J
ers Because of Alleged Gross
The action Is brought to forfeit practically '
Importing comrany. of which documents
tha collector recently obtained possession,
following the bringing of charges of gross
undervaluauon of imports made against
tn "rm. Transactions of other big New
fork importers are expected to be revealed
government and It is said a time limit will
soon be set within which other firms af- J
i ,c,ed wtil Uv sora f11""1"'1 th set-1
tlement oflers or stand the chance of legal
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for the Holidays
Neither House Transacts JUach Busi
ness on Account of Difficulty in
WASHINGTON. D. C. Dec. 21. Congress
has adjourned for tha holiday recess until '
January S. Little business was done In
either houae today, owing to the difficulty ,
of keeping enough members in their seats
to Insure a quorum.
In a jep lal message to congress Presi
dent Taft today advised the) adoption of a
Joint resolution authorizing the annulment
of a portion of tha constitution of the
new state of New Mexico, attempting to
change tha boundary lines between New
Mexico and Texaa.
Within a short time after President Tart
w occurred in the Wellington colliery In Cum-
adopted a joint resolution aurhorlsin, theL.,and on May m whlcn mln(r.
annulment oc a portion or me constitution
or tro propoaen new state ot Mas Mexico,
as ouuineu in tne mesaage. i
j The rf90lutlon also provides for the re-1
.marking of tho boundary, as aatahlishe.1 kv !
, - j
Clarke survey made in- 1.'-. The !
house has not acted on tha resolution.
DIFFERENTIAL ON FREIGHT
TO LINCOLN IS RESTORED
arasaa-Haaaa.Vasstr SLate faae
Aaaeaalaa at lteaaeat af aatital
CHICAGO, Dec. IL Lincoln. Neb. was
placed on equal footing today with other
cities tn It freight territory by a ruling of
' r"me-.- zr.T '
E Clark, with the consent of the railroads
involved. Its complaint was that the I
Burnham-Hanna-Munger decision estab- !
h.ki.. fmnht n.tia in the M ...r '
river district worked to the hardship of
Lincoln. In that It required It to pay '
cats per l' pounds more thsn before on j
instead of enjoying lower rates as did
otner cities. laneoln't previous differentia!
rmta with Omaha was S cents per 1
pounda This was raised to 14 cents by the
new rates The cent dlrrerential was re
established. Death Overtakes
Rev. Charles Hear Savi.lge. "7 years old.
and h 1 daughter. Mrs Sarnh H. to.lMll.
t d ed at Auburn. Neb.. Monday afternoon.
vaih came to father nd daughter botn
tthin five mtnutes. rtev. i ru raviage
of Rev. Charles V. Savldge i f
Omaha. rator f t.ie Peopie cnurch.
Tha death of the farrier was caused hv
old age. The daihtrr was taken ill w in
pneumonia wniie caring lor ner lamer.
The climatic chanr nc .lent to ner j .urr.ey
from her hon.e in Los Angvles to the ick
bed of her father 's held to
the cause of her fatal '..inesa.
The f ineral Is to be held at Aiiburn
the Merhud'.st church Th'irscav m-irmng at
li o'ctora. Rev. C. W Savn'ge ut Omaha
and his family left for Auburn late last
i The father w II ba bur ed bede his wife
' ax Hiawatha Kan., and the daughter in
j F.jr st Lawn crmeterv Omaha
fLav, Ciiariea iteory Savtde was bora la
ENTOMBS -500 MEN
Rescue Parties Are Freyented by Fire
from Penetrating Into the
LOWER PASSAGES ARE BLOCKED
InsBeCtOf SaVS None Cm Be Left
Alire at Present.
Bishop Conducts Servi:e and People
CAUSE ENTIRELY rNEZPLAETED
Emplasloa (tirin Early la tlarilii,
After Miner) Kateraal fit
ta Rrariai Wark Fairf
BOLTON. Knitland. Ps Jl.-More than '
.Wft colliers lost their lives totlav In an
explosion :n tho Little Hulton colliery of
the HulT'n ''oiiiry company, loata! a
short distance from this city. The expio- '
1 "'"n """"" early in the morninj, nxm
'after tht miners had entered the pit to
bcirn work. Its force was terrrfic and
later Investurat on showed that the low.
paseatf(--s h.ii been blockeil.
Heroic efforts were made by rescue
parties all day. but a Tre which followed
he eTplonion prevented the rescuers from
penetratlna bevond 400 yards Into the work-
) At S 30 toniuht the rescuers were called
out of the mine and a conference was held,
at which Oovernrm-nt Inypector Ocrrard.
c'nt to br n "P twenty bodies for-nd Ijrngl
the explosion. wh:ch completely wrecked
teetalla af F.xaloaloa.
The first rescuing party , to- reach the
scene succeeded in bringing seven men and
a boy to safety and later recovered the
bodies of five victims who harino chance
At the moment of tha explosion flames
spread through the affected passage and
smoke and poisonous gas filled the mine
The plight of the miners was rendered
more dangerous by a mishap to the may-
ehlnrry ' the shafts, where tha cages re
fuJ" to mo" "r t'm- Preventing
nil It lr Mfan nH l-fgefarHng -4U a
V akn 1 1 1ft uTIsbL. 1
and Interfering with tha
ventlla' jnsv Tha rising gases w e becked
I by obstructions and driven back upon too
entombed men. Meantime, tha fire raged
i fiercely and It Is supposed that many who
were not killed by noxious fume were
I burned to death.
Tte rescuers were unable to go direct to
the spot where the miners wera entombed
and there was soma delay while they
sought access to tha place through adjoin
Word of tha accident was carried quickly
to tha homes of the miners and presently
thousands of persons surrounded the mouth
of the colliery. As always on the occasion
ot such disasters, the anxious throng, ln-
eluding haif crazed wives and children and
the pitiable scenes familiar to coal mining
districts wera enacted.
The work of rescue continued amid dis
couraging conditions. Tha rescuers, wear-
! ing helmets, went Into the pit and stic
: ceeded In extinguishing the flames in an
j area 150 feet ln length, but encountered
! heavy falls of coal and slack.
ise-e-oaa Disaster In Year.
This Is the second great mine disaster
i In England this year, an explosion having
The explosion today resulted
tn tha temporary disablement of the ma-
chinery whereby the cages were lowered
d drawn to the surface and it was some
., v.t .v.. rt-.,
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tha bottom of the pit. In all, they brought
out eight men. still living, but the ma
jority of these were In a serious condition
fiom the n xicus gases. Ten bodies were
a.so removed, and twenty additional bodies
v -re I'ound partly covered by heavy falls
Hits Switch Engine
ir 2 VJ-.V- n l -M T : i vr t.
"iuuu ui. xiga. -ICU-, is
Among" Injured in Wreck in
CHICAGO. Dee. n.-A dozen persons
i,i.ie4 n urhaca faraiiv in . eni i
iislon ti day between the Manhattan Fryer i
on the Pennsylvania railroad and a switch j
engine on the elevate.! structure at West 1
Fifty-seventh street in the city limit
The locomotive of the Pyer was thrown
off the tra.k. finally crashing aaaint a
viaduct girder. afTien the holier exploded
and sat fire to the baxgage car and mail
coach. Among the Injured waa Miss Bertha
Pcnrud .if Leigh. Neb., cut and bru.sed.
the Same Time
AHentown. N. J.. Cvcember 34. 13. He
became a convert to the Methodist church
Ul February. ls3. and was licensed to
exhort in New Jersey at the aav of a
years. In ls4. He removed to "!inton
-""unty. Ohio in the follow-ng year in No-
1 vember . 1S, he
Moyers. with whom he lived f(r sixty-five
years. Thev had thirteen eftiidren H- i
was licensed to preach In H I'.shnroii, '
O . in Ix&T. He moved to M.nn
sola ln 1. He became a member of
Minnesota conference in
apoiia. He volunteered f.
'."l at Minne
r the armv mt
; Fort Snel'.irg. September 1. 1-14. and went
' south at once into a.-t:.in. He wis ap- i
r-Mnte.1 cr.ap'am of tfce Fourth Minnesota.
bat'ie at Aitovna Pasa when Genet .
liixl'i men aouisat to take fxissesaic-i f ,
Sherman's stores. la that tattle his I: fa
w.i saved by a Testament carried over his
heart Tha book was cut through by the
From the Philadelphia Inquirer.
FISH HATCHED AT LAND SHOW
Trout of All Tarietiea to Be Incubated
Before Visitors' Eyes.
EXHIBIT FROjI SIATE
Ta flaw Waal Stat af Xfkruka la
Doisc ta Half) Oat tfca gettleiw la
Wester Part of tka ftata
with Game Flak.
Fish are rer-orn:il as among tho great
resources of tho west and they will be
exhibited st the coming '.and shew to be
held ln Omaha next month. Fish are a
great asset to any country and tho western
plains abound with large supplies of thaae
of tha best variety known tT- man.
When the doors of the Western Land
Products Exhibit are thrown open the
public will be able to see as fine a Csh
exhibit as can ba found anywhere. This
wfll cuma .a boat tfcrrt rM J-rsgenent
made by tho manages- nf taa snow with
W. J. O'Brien, deputy state fish commis
sioner of Nebraska Mr. C Brian will bring
a large and varied exhibit of Sail to tha
land show to illustrate tho work which he
is now doing ta stocking the streams of
Nebraska with different kinds of trout and
The land show comes at a most oppor
tune time for tho exhibition of the fish,
for that Is tho time of the year when
trout are hatching. I-arge troughs will be
used to show the trout In the different
stages of Incubation and lecturers will ex
plain the methods used for the artificial
hatching of trout and black bass. For this
large tanks with fresh running water are
required and tho water will be filtered so j
that all may see the splendid exhibits
which Mr. O'Brien will bring to the land
Fish will be hatched at tho land show
just as they are at the state fisheries,
where hundreds of thousands are hatched
each year for distribution over tha state
In the various trout streams. The arti
ficial fertilisation will be shown and the
various processes through which tna eggs
are talon before they become full fledged
' All Kinds ( Flak Skawa.
Huge rat fit, h will also ba exhibited as
well as the smallest gold fish, which are
also grewn at the hatcheries, making the
exhibit most complete. Lecturers will ex
plain how the black bass breed and what
precautions must ba taken to preserve
these gams fish.
The management of the land show has
been to a great expense to secure this re
markable exhibit as tha tanks owned by
the stata are placed in a permanent brick
building at the stata fair grounds at Lin
coin and new tanks must be secured. The
exhibit will be placed along tha west wall
of tha basement of the Auditorium where
tha show Is to be held.
Commissioner O'Brien was in Omaha
Wednesday to help arrange for the exhibit,
lie was moat enthusiastic over the proposi
tion of showing the fish at the coming
land show, for ha said It was a real
educational feature and would give the
vliturs an opportunity to sea tne work
tnat b"tn d,m Vl "t"' the streams
ot Nebraska with food priKiucing fish.
j The streams ' of northwestern Nebraska
I ar especially adapted to trout, while
"reams m ln. .aairia ,-ari are .auen
J with catfish. There are aiso many laaes i
i ln Nebraska act.-h are natural spots for '
bla-k bas. t artcr lake ut an example of
I theaa as has been sLown by tha way the
fish Mr. O Erien has planted from year to
year have groan and accumulated.
Lovett for Federal
Railroad Regulation j
President of Harriman Cnmnratinns
... , . I
iesuiies .oeiore tae Railway
! NEW YORK. Dec. L! Walker D Hlne.
chairman of tiie exe.-ut.ve committee and
general couiu-el or tr.e .tcniscn. i.;p.n
-11 Santa Fe ral'roatl. told the memh-rs of
the Raileavs oun:ies c nimitteee that it
was his belief that congress had the power
to resruiate the operat'on of railn ads en- i
fh-tsa.te.1 .n Interstate c.mnieree.
Robert S Lovett. president of tna Cn.on
Pacific and Southern Pactf o railroad, i
'.fled that he was in tav-r or re'.cra:.
I miner (ran eiaie a,: 5.u"n. i
M" Lovett said cmres shoui.1 have the i
would strenuously otiact to fed -rai rin-
lation at ail. Mr. Lovet: adde-t that he ba-
lleved tha th-ory of valuing a ra.iroa.i i
proferty bv trv ,ng to determ.ne the coai j
of its reproduction as utterly liupraotic-
Claus Arrives Away Ahead of Time .
Charles H. Markham
Heads the Illinois
- . t r t i w - - .
I i-nxsoarg- uu -ngnaie ana x ormer
Traffic Manager of Southern Pa
cific Succeeds Harahan.
NEW YORK, Dec a. Charles H. Mark
ham, recently Identified with oil Interests
In Pittsburg, was today elected president
of tho Illinois Central railroad by the
board of directors to succeed President
James T. Harahan. Mr. Markham was
formerly a rice president and general traf
fic manager cf tha Southern Pacific rail
road. Mr. Markharn will enter Into the dutlee
of his office on January IX Mr. Markham
started out as a railroad day laborer and
reached a high placa In the serviee of the
Southern Pacific railroad, which he resigned
in Tonber.. DO, to accept the. position
of general rnsuuure of an oil company 1n
Texas. Mr. Harahan's resignation was
formally accepted today.
in Western Territory
Portions of Nebraska Well Covered
and Deeper Precipitation in
States Farther West
With snow falling heavily at I o'clock
last night, snow or rain and colder weather
forecasted and the mercury slowly drop-
ping, a Christmas storm was Indicated.
The first Takes fell in Omaha at about
5 SB o'clock.
Telegraphic reports from Denver carried
the news that In tl.e early evening, five and
one-half inches ot snow had fallen there
and there was no sign of cessation. The
same reports stated that snow was falling
heavily In L'tah. western and central Colo
rade and Arizona. The storm was work
ing southeastward, said the dispatches.
A dispatch from Kansas ICty, said that
a mixture of rain, sleet, and snow fell
over Kansas yesterday afternoon, break
ing a drouth of several weeks.
Snow to the depth of three Inches was re
ported from Beatrice. Neb., yesterday af
ternoon. At o'clock snow was still fail
ing and , the temperature was growing
The highest temperature In Omaha yes
terday was 40: the lowest up to S o'clock
in the evening. iTi. On th same day ladt
year tha figures were 77 and 2. Yesterday's
mean temperature was 30. that of tha same
day last year. 10. In 1308 It was E and ln
Low temperatures, most of which were
near or below freezing wera reported front
fourteen weather conservation stations ln
western states at T o'clock last night.
SOUTH OMAHA BANK
AUTHORIZED TO START
From a Staff Correspondent )
WASHINGTON. Dec. n. tSpecial Tele
gram.) The Stock Tarda National bank of1
, South Omaha has been authorized to begin
, tiurtiness witn .. ".' capital, rl. t.. Boat-
i Wick is rrsident; El F. Folds and F. W.
v,c(, prfc!.jaenta: J C. French caviller
Sun Stands Still
rdav was the shortest day in the
The eartn in Its annual circuit
un rt-aciied tne uoint where
by its inclination to It ax'.e it s north
pile is lipped to its extremes point nortn
At the poie the sun made it circuit jum
3 decrees. T. minute and fifteen second-
!.el w the hcriion m aii direct mns, Ju.-t tiie
rr,.Mt:te extreme from its altitude on Jure
rrttL- h ed
Cook or Lie j tenant Peary ha.1
tha p. le on June '.'1. they wou.J
n the sun s'n aroi.nd through
j ist 3 denrees. T. minute and lj
abuve tr.e horizon without r.mni
or declining a ua.-ttc.e. for the whole period
of t-ni) -four hours.
j-e pie u . ng ' nier".aj ai ;i oenre. .
wiu.ir" - vuu... ..... mn -
ti e son for tre on v day in the ear d;-
.-.Lracge as 1: mav em very few peop'e
know mat it in the tnci. nation ' f the earin
to its axis and not the arbitrary dispi at-
tin of geographers that fixes the bound-
anea of tr.o arctic sor.es. Measure the
iioii didtaiica both waya from the eiuatu
BIG BLAZE IN CINCINNATI
Eight Factory Boildinjrs Burned,
Causing Loss of Two Millions.
FIREMAN AND BOY ARE tttttti
Xamaer af Ufa taatat ay Falling
Wall aad Baaly lajarea
Wtael Adda ta Traaale
CINCINNATI. O.. Dec 2L Flra In the
mcdern factory district ot tnia city early
today caused damage estimated at CUun.
W8. the death of a fireman and an uniden
tified white boy and the injury of six other
Tha Qra. which started at I o'clock, was
one of the most disastrous that the local
fire department has had to battle wlUi for
many years. At tha lime the fire broke
out, a high, wind was blowing. When tho
flu ma a aim finally armtght ander control,
ten. firms had keen burned out and eight
largo bulld.ngs destroyed.
rivrSERT D. GREAR. plpeman. engine
company No. 4.
W.VLTEK MORRIS, abont IS years old.
Cap'an W. T. Tlnley. englna company
Frank Humphreys plpeman. company
No. 4. v
ileiger Morgan, plpeman. company No. 4.
Fire Marshal Philip Hurley.
John Luhm. fireman.
William Hall, treman.'
List mt Ballatasns Baraed.
An enure block frcm Ninth and Sycamore
street to Broadway waa swept by the
flames. The firms burned aut are:
Krtppendorf O'Neal ihoe Co, south
east corner Ninth and Pvcamore streeta
Taylor-Poole Leather company, norilieaal
corner Ninth and Sycamore streets.
Cahill Shoe company, adjoining Taylor
Twlnlock company, adjoining Krtppen
dorf A u Ne&i Sai-e Co., on the soutn.
Sycamore street Stable cumpany barn.
Giies-Pf!eger Leather company. Victor
Safe and Lock company, northwest corner
Ninth street and Broadway.
Warehouse of the A. at J. Nurre Co.,
picture frames and mouldings, Broadway,
E. O. Luncan Paper Box Factory, ad
joining the Nurre warehouse.
Wildberg Box factory, in tne rear of the
The fire, it Is believed, stsrted in the
engine room of the plant of the Kreppen
dorf O'Neal Co. Hardly had the fire
been discovered when the Tames leaped
from every window from cellar to nof
When the fire apparatus arrived, it wai
seen that the shoe factory was doomed,
and the firemen turned to the work o
trying to save adjoining building. They
practically surrounded the fire with water
but it had too much of a start and, aideii
by the wind. It continued to spread from
building to building.
Ftreaaew Caagat by Wall.
While the fire was at Its height a wall
of the Krtppendorf building fell and burled
Robert Greer. His body was recovered
Three other firemen. Humphreys. Morgan
i and Captain Tinley. were also caught by
the failing wall and ail badiy Injured.
Shortly afterward the list of injured Tie
men were added to by the names of Luhr.
and Hail. Luhn was at work la a stab e
In the rear of the Griees-Pfieifer comnan.-
wh,n h. ateppKd jmo a hatchWay an, t,l
breaking several nbs am.
(Continued on Second p'ai,'e I
to Return North
and you locate exactiy the boundar..-s f
the torrid zone.
The two temperate zones lie hern " n
the first and second rma.-urem-nm Ti'i
earth s inclination to lt ort it is 2 de
g-ree. minutes and 1.1 aeoniis but it I
c l-tj-tly c hans. ns at tne rate of f rty
seconds f a deree in a .ei' irv. Jt ,
n w appronching :ti ertr- me n.iirt towa'4
the pec.ien '.i.iuiar When tnr :s reached I.
will .. wiy swing back a -'am to its extreme
point tow ard the h. rtz.in'ui ix.hit'oi, wit -a
difference of to der . s ar.d tlurty-i-even
minutes between the extremes, rqu.r
ing th,--ormous cycl.. of a years to
i-oiiipiele tt.efn ovement.
The earth id r.ow mo-Inn at nearly
higiiei't peed. nineteen nus a !c r.d
and cor.-oqu ntly it req ures the n--st
la.cu.a'icn to d'ttrmine the exact seconi
wn.-n the earh reaches t:,a exa t spoot m
its Ions Journey ;n relation to !t. ir.riir.j-
ijun where it began to retrace its coume
It is that moment that det-rm.nex the
j tthortest day in tna m riwn heminpr er
The calculation fixea It at 1 il yesterda
FILED IN SENATE
IDocnrnent Assert. Title of Senator to
Seat Has Not Been Shawn
to Be LiT&lid.
;FRAZIER H.3 L EFFERENT FTTDI53
Asserts Tainted Vot?s Redaced Vot
Below Needed ilajonty.
! STATELIEST HAS SO SIGNATURE
i Minority Report Hay Be Made at
i Later Time.
j BEVERIDGE ASKS FOR DELAY
Hareslee Kaata Time ta HI gee t Sf.
ard af F.videare Krlere'lks Its
sert la Taken 1 Sir
WASHINGTOV. 1 1. C, Dec. II. Senator
Furrow", chairman of tha committee on.
j priviiea-es and e;.t!ons, tixlay presented to
j the '.-nste the report of the Investigation
j cf the charaes cf brioere made In onnneo-
j tion with t.ie e;.-ctl.in of William Lortmar
I as senator frm I'.lnola. T?ie conclusion
reuched by the commirtee was as follows:
That In their opinion tha title rf Mr.
I-.rimer to a seat in (he senate had not
ben snown to be invalid by tha usa or
employment of corrupt methods or prae
tmts. Charges that four members of the Il
linois Ieiiature wera bribed and that
three other members paid bribes; are not
Ign ired by the committee. Tho report de
clares that th'Me who confessed to receiv
ing bribes sl'.ouid not be believed and that
tiie votes of those who were charged with
paying bribes should be eounted. In rela
tion to the charges that there was a cor
ruption fund used in tho Illinois legislature
an.1 that It waa disbursed by ono Robert
; n Wilson, the report says there ta no evl-
vdence that it was used for the Benefit of
Mr. Lorlmer. The committee suggests that
any investigation of tha usa ot such a
f ind should be made by authorities ot tho
state of Illinois.
Report t laed.
The report as presented was not signed
by members ot the committee, although
it did not appear that there was any
minority. On the floor of tho senate,
however. Mr. Bevertdge made tha state
ment lb at he had not bean able to concur
with, or disaent from tho findings because
of the voluminous character of tha testi
mony. He said he would digest' tha pro
ceedings of the Investigating committee)
during the holidays. Ho asked that a
specific time be named tor acting on tho
report, but objection was made by Senator
Gal linger on the ground that tho matter
waa privileged and could ba called trass
the table at any time by any senator.
The statement of views sent to tho com
mittee by Senator Fraaler, who waa
member of tho ub-coramrrteo which con
sidered the ca--e- Hot fttew wWrxno re
port. It was stated that Mr. f raster had
asked that It ba withheld and that bo
should be permitted to file a minority re
port If bo should desire to da so later.
Afcatrae-t af airport.
Tha report recites that tho memorial Clod
June 7. 1310. by Clifford W. Barnes, presi
dent of the Legislative Voters' league of
Chicago, charged that "tha election of
William Larimer, senator from tha state
of Illinois was brought about by bribery."
Then follows the Instructions of tho senate
given June 3n. directing tho committee on
privileges and elections to Investigate tho
charges, and the fact that a subcommittee
was appointed composed of Senators Bur
rows, Gamble. Hey burn. Buikeley, Frailer,
Paynter and Johnston.
Tha committee set forth as a statement
of the fact that Mr. Lo rimer waa elected
on May 3B. liW. receiving 10S votes out of
.112 cast on tha joint ballot ot tha Illinois
assembly. These votes Wera set out aa
Hopkins. 70; Lortmer, loft, and Stringer, 34.
The report Is divided Into chapters, each
carrying a subhead.
Definition af Brtkery.
Cnder the head of "Bribery" tho commit
"In a number ot cases that have been
before the senate of tho United States It
has been held that to Invalidate the elec
tion of a senator on account of bribery.
It must be made to appear, either:
"First That tho purson elected partici
pated in one or more acts cf bribery or
attempted bribery or sanctioned or encour
aged the same, or,
"Second That by bribery or corrupt prac
tices enough votes were obtained for him
to change the result ot tho legtion."
Testimony was quoted by tha report to
show that at the outset of tha investiga
tion counsel for the Chicago Tribune (who
conducted the inquiry against Senauir Lor
imer) announced that ha did not expect
to connect Senator Lortmer with any
Attention la made to tho denial made
oy Senator Lorimer in the open senate of
any act of bribery on his part In connection
with his elec tion and to hia demand for an
investigation. In that connection the ra-
.rt ijuotvs the reso.'ition. of which tha
."oilowing in set forth:
"It should further- bo stated that there
w.i i no t -stlmony i ff.red d iiing the In-
t st . --st ion. tv hu h would tend In tha re
.r.ot st to irii'l'i ate Sa-nator Lnrimer ln
i-iy personal act of bribery, or attempted
'H-.herv. or corrupt trattitrea of any na
ture." TI. reoort says the Investigation was
n:.r- d.rerted to the claim tnat several
ni.m' .rs of ti-.e 1 gislat Jra were bribed to
v.. te for Mr. Lorimer ar. 1 whether If these
rhar: i a ere et ihlirhed. "A sufficient
n-imi er ere bribed t.i vote fr Senator
Lorimer t- rtn.l-r his election to that
ft i e in.a.id."
"Four meir.bire of the general assembly
which e'e. ted Mr. Lorimer testified to ra--eivin
mon.-y as a ons.dera'ion for th"4r
votes. The members who thus confessed
their own inJarny were Chfir'es A Wh.te.
Michael Link. H. J ". Tire, kemeyer and
t'uniel W. lioletlaw-
The report named Charles A. White as
the "chief of tnose self-accusers and tha
. ne on wh'e testimony tha wf.o.e fad no
of the a.Caaatlon large' depended." ami
n'l iiMn hl.n l:re't!y of corruption through
out his le illative career.
It is stated thut White "appears to have
c-neelved the plan of c!aming to ha.-a
(been bribed In eonne. tton wlin the sena
' tonal election, as a basis for extorting
! money from .-onator Lortmer "
' it may Le raid that after seeing, ub-
serving and hearing this witness. It was
toe opinion of a majority of tna suo
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