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VOL. XL NO. 20S.
For Nebraska urc-t M -1.
For Iow Oenprally fa I r.
OMAIIA, TIIUKSIUY XIOBSIXO, JIJKE 1. 19U-TWELVE PACKS.
sixou: coi'V two cents.
Great Northern Execute
Securing Six Hundred
Dollar!' Worth of Pa
LARGE PROJECTS IN PRO V'
Will Take Up Gold Bonds Amounwng
to Half of Sum.
MAY TAKE OVER THE C, B. & 0.. I
Officials Say Will Be Separated from
MERGER IS CONSIDERED LEGAL
IIIU Reports dte Hare Been Merely
Waltlait , t utu Time Wonld Be
PropttlOns for ('nniimmi
tlen of arh Deal.
BT. PAUL. May 31 A motive that Is
strongly augmented here of a railroad op
eration on the scale of the Northern 8e
uurltles company was announced by J. J.
Hill, chairman of the Great Northern Hall
way company today when In a typewritten
statement he announced the execution of a
$JO,OuO,000 flnt and refunding mortgage to
secure bonds for the Great Northern and
Chicago, Burlington tt yulncy railroads.
The statement follows:
"The Great Northern Railroad company
as of data May 1, has executed Its
first and refunding mortgage, securing a
total authorized issue of tauO.uuO.OOO bonds.
"The slfe o( the mortgage la explained
by the fact that outstanding obligation of
the company which are to be refunded
amount approximated to (33,000,000. In
cluded, however, In the figures last named
by the fact that outstanding obligations of
the company on the Uurllngton joint fours
maturing in 1921 and aggregating trs.400.0o0.
Covering a future of fifty years, approxi
mately 1270,000.000 In bonds therefore will
will be available for general corporate pur
poses, double tracking and additional mile
age. Since Its beginning thirty-two years
ago, the' Great Northern bas expended
between $&0.000,000 and t400.000.OUO out of the
capital and earnings. The provision made
for the future, In - consideration of the
rapidly , growing country which Great
Northern lines serve, would seem lntelli-1
'The railway company evidently has
made ample financial provision to enable
It to keep Its facilities aad extensions equal
to all demands that ay rapidly growing
country may make on It and at the same
time, to maintain the highest and most ef
ficient standard of service. Future Uwu
ance of bonds against property acquired
la safeguarded by the restrictions usually
found In mortgages of this kind.
The Issue of $000,000,006 In bonds by tbs
Great Northern as announced by Chair
man J. J. Hill moans that a number of
large projects are la prospect, according
to a prominent official, woo by reason of
hla Intimate knowledge ef affairs declined
to a,ilor-hia dame, to k used. -,
first it means this taking; up of 330.000,00
of gold bonds ef the Great Northern, in
eluding f&2.uC.0t In bunds of the Burling
ton roa4. tor which the Great Northern is
According 'to this "official, it also means
that the Great Northern will take over the
'Chicago, Burlington tt Qulncy railroad,
separating It from the Northern Pacific
In view of the recent opinions of the
United Ftetee supreme court In defining
"reasonable restraint." it Is thought a mer
ger of the Great Northern and the Burling
ton railroads will be deemed a legal mer
ger. The fact that Mr. Hill has been plan
ning on acquiring absolute control of the
Burlington, releasing the Northern Pacific
of Its responsibility and control of that
line, has been a matter of common gossip
for some time. It has been reported that
he was simply waiting until the time would
be propitious for the consummation of
surh a deal. That time Is now quickly
approaching. It mar he two or three
years before It can be carried through
successfully, but that It la under way Is
regarded as certain by thuse who have
been watching the trend of events.
WRECK ON MICHIGAN CENTRAL
NEAR RIDGET0WN, ONTARIO
DETROIT. Mich., May 31. Train wreck
ers are blamed by the Michigan Central
railroad officials for the wrecking today
ol west-bound passenger train No. 9 a mile
east of IUdgetown, Ont. Spikes and fish
plates wrre removed from the track. En
gineer Quintan and Fireman Oakes were
killed, but no passengers were Injured.
FOR NKTOtAKK A Unsettled.
Tempera tare at Omaha Yesterday.
I a. m cs
S a. m
T a. m
S a. m
I a. m
10 a. m...
11 a. m 71
13 ro 74
1 p. m 74
S p. m 78
t p. m 7
4 p. m 7s
( p. m 79
p. m 7
7 p. m 7
(.wsuparallve Loeal Record.
s mi. ma i!-e. i.
Ilixhsst veslerday 7 "i M 65
laest today U f M
Mesn leniiwrature s
Precipitation T T .a
Temperature and precipitation departures
from the normal:
Ksie.- for the day
To'.al ies wince March 1
i il Inches
3 1 inches
T P. St.
IVflcieary f-r the day .........
Total rainfall since March 1...
lfk-leiK-y since March 1.....
I teftciriicy for tor. penud. 1WO
Deficiency fur cor. period, lis.
ttsrs tram Staftoaa at
Station and State Temp. High'
of W rather. I p. ro. est
Davenport, clear J4
Is Moinee, liear
Dodae City, cloudy.......
North plane, cloudr....
p.spld City, cloudy
sail i-aae City, cloudy.
tant Fe. rain
fc..ri,tn rlou.lv ........ .
Mious City, part cloudy.... 7S
Vslesllne. part riouaj..
T ,Dd,, 'lrii' r--tsr.
Will Return to
Message from Son of Former Vice
President is Received by
Jl'AFtEZ. Mexico, May 31 General Ber
nardo Reyes will return to Mexico within
a few days, according to a telegram from
Adolfo Reyes, his son, who Is at Mexico
City, to Francisco I. Madero, Jr., today.
Tho m'!i'aKe ' cienere
pathy with the principle!
I Heyes Is In Byrn
es of democracy In
Messages today to Penor Madero report
the election of Jose Maytorena as gov
ernor and Kugenlo Gayou as vice governor
of the state of Honors, both Maderists.
The legislature of Plnaloa. It was reported
today, has elected Dr. Knrlque Gonsales,
also selected by Benor Madero
The following message was received from
Ambroslo Flgueroa. rebel leader of the
south, and It is believed to have been In
spired by the reading of newspaper ac
counts of an alleged plot to bribe him
Francisco I. Madero. Juares, Mexico:
beg you to accept the pledge of my loyalty
and respect and my gratefulness of your
published declaration concernisg me. The
people of the state of Guerrero and I w"l
be at your service, for you are a patriotic
general and chief. Vr
Telegrams from former rebel chiefs In
the state of Sonora stats that the .Taqui
Indians have been persuaded to lay down
their arms and that conditions In the state
At the City of Chihuahua and surround
ing districts socialist supporters of Flores
Mason are raid to be creating trouble. A
force of troops Is to be dispatched against
CASAS GRANDE8, May 81. (Via El
Paso, May 31.) Pasual Orosco and 1,000
armed Insurrectos left here last night for
Chihuahua. Insurrecto troops are to take
charge of the state capital.
TUCSON, AH... May 31.-General Luis
Torres former governor of Sonora, and
Colonel Francisco Chiapas, late prefect of
Montexuma, left Tucson last night for Los
Angeles. General Torres has started his
private secretary, Knrlque Cortes, for Mex
ico City, to ascertain for him whether he
may later return with safety to his home
in Hermoslllo. Colonel Chiapas, said to be
responsible for the execution of the In
surrecto leader, Taiamantes, and his two
sons, expects to remain In exile.
Mrs. "Jack" Cudahy
Wants the Divorce
Sayt She Wants Decree Modified So
as to Gire Her Custody of
KANSAS CITT, May ' Sl.-The "Jack"
Cudahy divorce case Is to be reopened, if
Mrs. Edna Cudahy. who returned from Cal
ifornia to her home here today can Induce
tho courts to pass again apon the matter.
Mrs. Cudahy obtained a divorce from her
husband following a sensational quarrel
her husband bad with J era 14111a, a banker,
at the Cudahy home about a year ago.
"I have no desire to have the divorce
annulled.' sal? Mrs. Cudahy, "but I must
have my four dear children, back. My plan
of action is not definitely decided yet. I
am consulting my attorn, rs."
Bryan Says Martin
is Friend of Lorimer
Makes Charge that Minority Leader
in the Senate Would Help Out
LINCOLN, Neb., May Sl.-W. J. Bryan.
In a declaration which will be published
here tomorrow, charges Minority Leader
Martin, of the United States senate, with
attempting to secure a committee favora
ble to Senltor Lorimer to Investigate the
legality of the Illinois senator's election.
Mr. Bryan says:
"The unholy alliance which Senator
Martin is trying to make to aid the Lori
mer republicans Justified the opposition
made to him by progressive democrats
when he was selected leader. Hla leader
ship consists In leading those who follow
him Into the standpat republican net. His
effort to justify putting the new Lorimer
Investigation Into the hands of a nine to
sis Lorimer commute as his resolution
proved was absurd. The sooner his leader
ship Is repudiated the better for the demo
Buys Steel Rails
President Bush Announces the Pur
chase of Fifty Thousand Tons
No Double Track Now.
ss : -
CS ! KANSAS CITT, May SI. & F. Bush.
te I president of the Missouri Pacific Railway
4 : company, said today that he had bought
s I W.OU) tons of new rails for the road.
We are going to use some of them
on the line south of Pleasant Hill, Mo.,
and some of them In Kanaas. Fifty thou
sand tons of rails will lay about SjO miles
of single track," aald President Bush.
When will you double-track the St.
Louis line?" he was asked.
Ws will be glad to do It when the
traffic demands It." he said. 'I would like
to put a double-track from Jefferson City
to 8t. Iouls, but the traffic does not re
in Chicago Schools
Hundred Members of Local Society
Begin Work of Examination of
Teeth of Children.
CHICAGO, May tX One hundred mem
bers of the Chicago Dental society began
today to lnsiect the teeth of the pub Ike
school children. This service was volun
teered bv the organisation and on the reo
cmmendstlon of the city health depart
me nt the Inspection Was authorised by
.0t ' the Brd of Education. The American
t ental society is at the head of the move-
' J mem throughout the country to preserve
ou I the children's teeth. It Is planned to open
) clinics in various parts of the city for the
J benefit of poor children, who cannot af-
J tori to ray for their dental work.
AT CITY0F HOME
French Aviator Wins Second Leg1 of
Long Race, Taking- Twenty Thou-tand-Dollar
ACCIDENTS CAUSE MUCH DELAY
Three Competitor Meet with Mishap
Which Damage Machines.
FRET IS SLIGHTLY INJURED
Roland Garros Monoplane Falls to
Ground and is Smashed.
TWO MACHINES TURN TURTLE
Deaamoat and Frey Mistake Rare
Coarao at Pisa for King's Aero
drome aad Uni Heavily
Beaamont Off First.
ROME, May 31. Andre Beaumont, the
French aviator, arrived here at 3:65 o'clock
this afternoon. He was the first con
testant In the Paris-Rome-Turin flight to
reach. Rome, , the. end of the second stage
of the race. His flight from Pisa, about
100 miles, made him the winner of a $20,000
PISA, Italy, May Jl. Accidents of
more serious nature than any which have
occurred sines the flight was begun marred
the Nice to Rome stsge of the 1,300 mile
rarls-'Rome-Turln aviation contest.
Three of the competitors, the Frenchmen
Garros and Beaumont, and the German,
Frey, all met with mishaps today which
damaged their machines and Frey himself
was slightly Injured.
Roland. Garros, who Is being hailed as
the victor of the long flight left Casclne dl
San Rossore before' sunrise today bound
for the Italian capital. He flew away at
great speed, but after covering a few
miles his monoplane suddenly, fell to the
ground and was wrecked. Garros was not
hurt and he hurried back to Pisa to await
the arrival of a new aeroplane.
Beaumont and Frey, who left Genoa this
morning for Rome, both mistook the race
course here for the aerodrome at Casclne
dl san Rossore, the estate of King Victor
Emmanuel, and landed heavily. Their ma
chines turned somersaults and were badly
damaged. Frey was slightly wounded. . All
three aviators are now working to get
their machines Into shape to resume the
Beaumont repaired his aeroplane and left
In the direction of Rome at 12:25 this after
noon. Garros -expects to follow Beaumont.
within a short time.
Golden Wedding at
Ethan, South Dakota
Mr. and Mrs. William Miller, For
' ' merly ef Iowa, Celebrate
SIOUX' FALLtT. 6." D-, May CMfpsohU.)
Mr. and Mrs. .William MUler. prominent
residents of Prosper township, Davison
county, were the principals In an Interest
ing ceremony which took place In- the
Catholic church- at "Ethan, the occasion
being the fiftieth anniversary of their wed
ding. The ceremonies-were In charge of
Father F. X ' Feldmaler, pastor of the
church. The Jubilee bride and groom were
attended by Mr. and Mrs. Frank Schelck,
old-time friends, and the marriage cere
mony was performed exactly as it was
fifty years ago.' A large' number of rela
tives and friends witnessed the unique cer
emony. 'At the conclusion of the services
at the : church the party Joerneyed to the
fine farm home of the couple, where the
fifty guests greatly enjoyed a wedding din
ner. Mr. and Mrs. Miller are the parents
of eleven children, all of whom are living
and eight of whom were .present at their
golden wedding celebration. - Mr. 'and Mrs.
Miller formerly were residents of Wash
ington, la., where they had resided for a
period of forty-five years, coming to South
Dakota about three years ago.
Paper Clip Taken
from Woman's Lung
Dr. Cheralier Jackson of Pittsburg
Performs Difficult Operation
Without Use of Knife.
PHILADELPHIA, May Delegates to
the convention of the American B. Laryn
gologlcal association witneased a re
markable surgical operation here today.
when Dr. Chevalier Jackson of Pittsburg,
without the use f a knife, removed a
brass paper eHp that had been embedded
in a young woman's lung for eight years.
The Instrument used was a bronchoscope,
to which was attached a tiny electric
light, a reflector and minute forceps. The
tube was lowered down the patient's throat
and the clip was removed after about an
FIVE DROWNED AT LORAIN, 0.
Two Hawkasli Are Tpaet in Lake
,Erle Usrlsf m Storm, with
LORAIN. O.. May SI. Five people are
reported to have lost their Uvea when two
row boats upset In a storm off Lorain
harbor today. The body of a woman has
The body of a woman, one of those
drowned, was Identified as that of Mrs.
Ethel Early. She, with David and Thomas
Longstreet, her brothers, were out on the
lake in a row boat. Two more empty row
boats wrre picked up by a tug.
CLEVELAND. Msy 11. Several persons
were Injured and much damage was done
by a wind and rain storm, which swept
over this city today. Twenty boys were
In a bath house at Edgewater Park when
the roof was blown down on them. Two
of them were Internally Injured The
wind reached a velocity of sixty miles an
Seatbern Firemen Heady ta Strike.
WASHINGTON. May SI. Insistence by
the firemen of the Southern railway that
the comiesy meet their demands fw a 30
ler cent Increase in .wages has resulted
in bringing the lsue to a critical stage,
and It is not unlikely that within twenty
ftMir hours a strike will be called.
Bribery Case Ready fee ArgameaU
COLi'MHl rt. O . May SI Both sides In the
rase of Keprrsentarive eore B. Nv. u
d:cied for soliciting a bribe of S" front
Slats Prnler Craford. ctosel today and
Judge Kinkead gave the defease and proee
cuiton two aad a half hours each for argument.
From the St. Louis Globe Democrat
CHARGES OF FRAUD SUSTAINED
Judge Kennedy Decides Against
Southern Coal aid Supply Co,
GUILTY OF FRAUDULENT PRACTICE
Testimony Shews Of fleers of Cows pa ay
' Ordered Men to Take Sand from
- Cars and to-Sell Short
Weight Cent. ,
The charge against: the "Southern Coal
and Supply company of Indulging in n sys
tematic course of fraudulent dealing with
Its cvsto era-has been, 'scanned In -district
court by judge Howard Kennedy aad, crim
inal prosecution may follow.
Harry Gross vtca president and stock
holder In the-company, brought action sev
eral weeks age for a receivership .for the
company, alleging that he had . been de
nied access to the books. At the same time
he filed a number of affidavits from em
ployes and customers charging gross fraud
on the part ; ef the management in short
' Although Judge Kennedy found, the com
pany solvent. Gross gained his point In se
curing an order commending that the of
ficers give htm access to the books, and
that they refrain from all dishonest prac
tices. ' In regard to the latter, the words
of the order were that It was evident
that "the management had been guilty of
a systematic course of fraudulent dealing
with its customers."
During the course of the case twenty-
three affidavits, containing . serious
charges, were filed by Martin L. 8ugar
man. Gross' attorney. Employes said that
general orders were to short-weight every
load by at least 300 pounds.
One practice charged was taking out
one or more wagon loads of sand from cars
of sand sold to contractors and ready to
be delivered. H. A. Hinzle. yard superin
tendent, averred that under the Instruc
tions of W. W. Melersteln. the general
manager, he had taken two wagon loads
out of a carload of sand sold to B. J.
Jobst. the contractor on the Sanford hotel,
getting the signature of the head plasterer
for the whole carload. Contractors on the
high school building came In for shortages
on sand in the same wv.
Wilbur McNeil, the president of the com
pany, and W. W. Melersteln. manager,
were the parties against whom Gross
brought his suit.
Kansas and Missouri
BT. JOSEPH. Mo.. May SI. The heavy
rain last night washed out the Chicago,
Burlington 4 Qulncy tracks near Forest
City. Mo., for half a mile and S00 feet of
track Is out at Forbes, Mo.
It was expected to open the line before
The Grand Island has a bad washout near
Troy, Kan., and other roads have suffered.
GRAND EXALTED RULER 0? THE
ELKS VISITS OMAHA. .
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! ' ' ; . ;"'- " ' - ' j
r Transplanting Timo
House Democrats on
He is Confident Caucus Will Approve
Revenue Proposition Despite
- Bryan's Objection. '
WASHINGTON, May Jl. Speaker Champ
Clark declined positively to comment on the
Bryan appeal to the democrats not to
"masquerade" under the guise of a tariff
for, revenue only. In voting for the Un
derwood revision of tho wool aohedukt,
nor, would he discuss the reply to Mr.
Bryan -made-, last night by . the majority
leader. The speaker's close friends, recog
nizing that his present position is diffi
cult, have advised him against becoming
embroiled In the party fued.
- Chairman Underwood,' smarting under
the Bryan attack. Is exerting every, effort
now to ensure, a two-thirds vote of the
democratic members for the committee at
The bill closely resembles the Wilson bill,
except as to raw wool, -the duty on which
Is cut from the present rate of 11 cents
a pound to about S cents a pound.
Mr. Underwood's committee room pre
sented a busy roundup scene, democratic
members of the various state delegations
bring- summoned, in to test the poll of
strength In support of the schedules.. As a
result of the inquiry, Mr. Underwood re
mained firm tn his conviction that the bill
would be ratified by a big majority and
that Mr. Bryan's attitude would be demon
strated as at variance with the views of
the democratic honse.
Speaker Clark's attitude on the wool qui
tlon from the beginning was a conserva
tive one. He apparently stood firmly with
Mr. Underwood and other members of the
ways and means committee who Insisted
on uie necessity of a small duty for
revenue purposes on raw wool.
Auto Race Victims
Are Doing Well
Three of the Six Men Hurt in Big
Race at Indianapolis Are Only
INDIANAPOLIS. May Sl.-The six per
sons injured In the GOO-mile automobile
race at the Indianapolis motor speedway
yesterday, are . getting along as well as
could be expected, according to 'Dr. Frank
Allen, their physician. The most seriously
injured. It was stated today, are:
Marry Knight, driver of the Westcott
ear, his mechanician. John T. Clover and
C. L. Anderson, mechanician.
The others injured are Arthur Greiner,
driver, and Bob Evsna and David Lewis
One of the notable features of Ray Har
roun's victory In Ms Marmon "Wasp," was
the fact that he did not carry a mechan
ician. Harroun had a mirror fastened In
front of him so he could tell the eondltlm
of his rear tires. In this way he waa able
to dispense with a mechanician
lighten his car.
WOMAN DASHED TO DEATH
Mrs. Margaret Jackson af Mllwaake
Jams fewm Ipsrr Window
of Boston Hotel.
BOSTON. May IX-During a period of
temporary Insanity Mrs. Margaret Jack
son, wife of John F. Jackson, a Milwaukee
business man. leaped from the window of
tnelr room on the fourth floor of the
Parker house today and was Instantly
killed. Mr. and Mrs. Jackson were on their
way to a Massachusetts sanitarium, where
Mrs. Jackson was to receive treatment.
POLO GAMES ARE POSTPONED
International Matea Gees Over I'i
Taaraday Afteraoa Beeaas
NEW YORK. May II Ths International
polo match on the grounds of ths Meaduw-
brook elub has bean postponed because of
rain nnttl 4:3 p. m. tomorrow
STOCK MARKET IS UNSETTLED
Tobacco Decision and Cut in Steel
Prices Causes Slump.
OTHER LEADING ISSUES LOWER
American Tobacco Common Sells Off
Eighty-Two Points After the
" Opening at Monday's Clos
NEW YORK. May 31. Indications of an
open market In the steel and Iron trsde
and the supreme court decision In the
American Tobacco Case, which Is regarded
on the exchange, as more drasti than that
agnmst Standard Oil. unsettled the stock
market to an unusual degree soon after
today's opening. The setback was the
more unexpected. Inasmuch as a number of
active Issues, chiefly standard railway
stocks, had made material gains over Mon
day in the London market, and these gains
were generally maintained here at the
Within the first hour, however, concen
trated selling of United States Steel
brought a sharp reversal all around, and
not only were early advances wiped out.
but very substantial losses substituted.
Aside from the movement In the active
Issues, dealings In American Tobacco se
curities were the most erratic. On the
"curb" American Tobacco common opened
at BOO, unchanged from Monday's closing,
but by 11:30 the stock had fallen 75 points
to 42S, and later dropped S2 points to 41$.
On the stock exchange dealings In the 4
and 6 per cent tobacco bonds were the most
active on the list, tho 4s advancing at
one time to 13H, a gain of 8'V and the s
falling off T points. Consolidated Tobacco
4s one of the American Tobacco com
panies subsidiaries declined over t points,
with declines of S and 4 points In Ameri
can 8nuff preferrred and American
Chicago Bulls Demand
Delivery of Wheat
CHICAGO, May 81. The leaders of the
present Slay wheat deal have. It Is said,
bought between 12,000,000 and 15,000.000 bush
els of wheat for May delivery and tt Is not
believed that this amount can be turned
over by tonight, although during the last
few days heroic efforts have been made to
get the wheat here, but the bull leaders
Insist on ths delivery of every bushel they
Officials of the Board of Trade are some
what exercised and deplore the "deal," as
It Is against ths rules of the exchange, and
soma Investigation may follow the wlndup
of the latest sensation of the speculative
Contract grade wheat sold at W cents at
the close of business Monday In car tots.
less than ten feet away from the pit, where
May delivery was bringing Jl (H
ATLANTIC BOY IS INJURED
Harry llbrlrh, Driving; New Aato
Delivery Car, lirsck by Extra
ATLANTIC. la.. May 31. (Special Tele
gram.) Two extra engines running west
bound as a special double-header on the
Rock Island this afternoon struck an auto
mobile delivery wagon Just outside At
lantic. The a agon was the new Maytag
delivery Just bought by the Uhbrlch Gro
cery company for local delivery. Harry
Ulbricb was driving. Ths car was com
pletely demolished and young Ulbrlch
thrown about twenty feet, striking against
a tie. He has a broken nose and severe
bruises, but nothing more serious. A
siding filled with bog cars made It impos
sible for Ulbrlch to see approaching (en
gines. TWO MORE WRECK VICTIMS
Mrs. Lean Feeble aad If. H. Colbert,
sen Dl from lajarlee Received
CHMBRIDGE. Neb.. May 31. Mrs. Lena
Feekln cf McC'ook and IL H. Culbertson
of Brlmfleld. III., both Injured In the Bur
lington wreck at Indlanola Monday, died
today. This brings the death list up to
eighteen. The rest of the Injured will recover.
WILL SEND TRUST
OFFICIALS TO JAIL
Attorney General Says Criminal
Charges Will Be Filed Against
Violators of Sherman Act
TALKS TO HOUSE COMMITTEE
Recent Decisions of Supreme Court
Furnish Basis for Action.
PRISON TERMS MOST EFFECTIVE
Courts Slow to Convict as Long a
Meaning of Law is in Dispute.
QUESTIONS ABOUT SEVERAL SUITS
Representatives Ask la Regard to
Proceedings Against Cotton,
Sugar and Other Cam
WASHINGTON. May 81 .-The recent de
cisions of the supreme court In the stand
ard Oil nnd American Tobacco cnaes will
result In a sweeping attempt to secure
criminal convictions ot Violators of tht
antl-trint law, according to Atlnrncy Gen
eral Wlckcrsham, who appeared today be-
j fore the house committee on expmditurcs
In the Department of Justice. ,
Mr. Wlckeisham was questioned chiefly
by Representative Benll of Texas, chair
man of the committee, concerning the sale
by tho government of filar lands In the
Philippines to the American Sugar Refln
Inif com nan v.
He said that Henry W. Taft had at one
time appenred as a special attorney for
the government against the "Licorice
trust," a part of the American Tobacca
Mr. Wickersham was asked why the
government thus far had failed to lodge
any "trust magnates" In prison.
"We have done the best we could," he
said, but there has been an unwillingness
on the purt of Juries and courts to sen
tence men to prison under the anti-trust
law. Until the supreme court laid down
Its definite construction in the two cases
Just decided, their reluctance Was well
understood, for the law has always been
open to question and has been construed In
different ways by different courts. Juries
are becoming more willing now, , however,
to convict, and Judges who have been re
luctant to Impose prison penalties now
have the supreme court decisions to sus
' Favors Prison Sentences.
Mr. Wickersham said he believed prison
sentences would be the ' most effective
means of enforcing respect for the anti
trust laws. Criminal prosecutions against
meat packers, milk dealers, grocers, the
naval stores and window glass combina
tion, and alleged violators of the anti-trust
law, he said, would be augmented by
other prosecutions. One this subject the ,
government had definite plans. Chairman
Beall asked why there had been no crim
inal proceedings against the heads ef the
Standard OH and '.Tobacco 4'prjyrf.Uona.
' "Jn view of thi fact that we have se
cured decisions tn these cases only within
the lant two weeks, It seems to me that
question answers Itself," said Mr. Wick
ersham. "Now, however, we have an In
terpretation of the anti-trust act on which
we can proceed."
The attorney general was closely ques
tioned by Mr. Beall as to the cotton cases
i In. New York, but he refused to disclose
the government's future action. Asked"
why actions were brought sgulnst those
seeking to elevate the price of raw cotton
rather than against the spinners and the
"bears" who were trying to depress It, Mr.
Wickersham said the government had be
lieved It much easier to reach the seven
men controlling the raw cotton pool and
gainst whom exact information was ob
"The statute of limitation has not run
against the other," he added.
"If the government Is sustained In this
first cotton esse the other combinations
may be attacked."
'Has there ever been any Investigation
of the attempt of bears to depress cotton
prices In New York and New Orleans?"
Chairman Beall asked.
"No, I have never had any facts brought
to my attention v that seemed to show a
violation of the anti-trust law In such mat
ters." Questions Abont "agar Trast.
Mr. Wlckershsm declared that after hs
became attorney general, John Henry Ham
mond represented Htrong and Cadwallader
as counsel for the so-called sugar trust In
the purchase of the friar lands. He added
that at the time he gave his opinion per
mitting the sale of these lands he did not
know that Hammond represented the pres
ident of the American Sugar Refining com
pany, Mr. Havemeyer.
When asked about the 'connection of the
firm with steel affairs, Mr. Wickersham
"I personally have advised the United
Btates Steel corporation In one or two
"Did Btrong and Cadwallader ever repre
sent the New Tork Cotton exchange T"
asked Chairman Beall.
"Tea. Henry W. Taft was counsel for
the exchange." Mr. Wickersham replied,
"and I think he stilt continues In that
I The chairman sought particularly to learn
I of the attorney general why the .depart
ment of Justice and Treasury department
accepted a tJOOO.OfO settlement from the
American Auger Refining company as
restitution for under-valuations at the port
of New lork. rather than enforce the
severe penalty provided for by law.
Evidence Not Complete.
Mr. Wickersham replied that the de
partment felt the evidence at hand was
not sufficient to support a claim for penal
ties, though It was his belief that restl t a-
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Boxes of O'Brien '8 Candj.
Quart Bricks of Dalzell'a
All given away (re to tbosa
who fled tbelr simst la tAt)
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xour nam will appear sometime
may be more than coca.
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tlons to get Just read tbs want
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