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VOL. XU-T0. 128.
OMAHA, TUKSDAV MORNING, NOVKMHKU H.Vlittl-TWKLVK 1WUKK.
SINOLK COPY TWO CENTS.
YBjAN SHI KAI IS
Strong Km of China, Who Was Ex
iled Three Yean Ago, Return
' to Capital in Triumph.
WILL UOT ACCEPT PREMIERSHIP
Will Adrise with the Throne on
Plan to Meet Situation.
HONGKONG- IN HINTS OF REBELS
Report that Province of Chi Li Has
'JAPANESE CRUISER AT AMOY
Women smd. Chlldrea of Missionary
Families In Interior Com lac to
Amort Has Men Remain at
PEKING, Nor. 11-Yuan Bhl Kal. ac
companied by 1,000 troops. v today made
a triumphal entry Into the "capital trom
which he vu driven In disgrace tliroo
The news tnat "the strong nan of
China" had at last been prevailed on to
return and give the tottering throne the
benefit of his counsels leaked out be
Xore his arrival, and a vast but silent and
orderly crowd lined the route from the
railway station to the temple which haa
been provided for his residence.
Tuau looked hale and hearty, his ap
pearance belying the recent reports of
Ms physical condition which had been
made an excuse for his delay In obeying
the Imperial command to come to Peking
and assume the responsibilities of premier
la succession to Prince Chlng, which ap
BolntmenCVwss promulgated In an Imper
lal edict p November 1, 1
- In communications to the government
Yuan has expressed his unwillingness to
ssume office, and whether he aould be
persuaded to reconsider this decision has
keen a question of much speculation.
Will Nat Aeeept Premiership. '
LONDON. Nov. U-Cable dispatches
from Tien Tsln announce that Yuan 8hl
Kal arrived in Peking this morning. He
will bar an audience with the regent to
day to discuss the situation. It is said
thst Yuan will not accept the premier
ship. BAN FRANCISCO. Nov. 13,-Hongkong
la In the hands of the revolutionists and
the province of Chi 14 has proclaimed
lis Independence, according to advices
from Shanghai to a local Chinese news
paper. The cspture of Peking again Is
. Hongkong, tha 'message continues Is
preparing to celebrate the Inauguration
of the new Independent government of
A Hongkong dispatch to the newspaper
Chung Sal Yat Po says the revolutionists'
government. tu Canton. Is considering a
proposal to subsidise all progressiva
- ewpaperr'";'"f'"' - r . " "
Japanese C raiser at Amor. '
A MONT. China, Nov.- 13.-A Japanese
cruiser arrived here today. Warships of
Japan have been within two hours' call
by wireless, but have not before ap
proached the harbor because of the dis
trust, felt by the Chinese toward - any
action which appeared like Japanese In
The Tartar General Hai-Fong-Tlng has
fled to "Kulangsu.
General Soon Tlow Lions, who had been
held a hostsge In the palace of the Tartar
veneral. appeared foday and notified all
of the officials In southern Foklen
province to remain at their posts and
The women and children of the mis
sionary families have been summoned to
Amoy, but the men continue their duties
at the mission stations.
A report from Chang-Chow-Fu says the
city was taken by the revolutionists last
night. Seventy per cent of the popula
tion fled. There was little violence, but
much thieving. ,;
. Foo Cnow reports an improvement In
the situation there. .
Foreia-aers Leaving- Nanking.
NANKING. Nov. .-The American and
other foreign consuls and foreigners under
their prptectlon will move out of the
city Immediately. The commanders of the
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FOR NKBRASKA-Unsettled; warmer.
FOK IOWA Increasing cloudiness; east
portion, warmer, i
Tnupoim.ii) at Omaha Yeaterit-T.
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Fourth ot July.
Comparative Loral Iteeord.
191 L 1910. 1909. 190.
Highest yesterday 43 4! 41 'SI
Ixiwest yesterday H & 37 1Z
Mean teinpera'ure ti v3i 3a 2i
Precipitation HO .00 l.S .11
'lei. -Hi mures and precipitation da
pajtuna lioin the normal:
Normal tenierature , 3$
Ificiency for the day 10
Total excess since March 1 mj
Normal p.e. Mixtion 4 incn
iefW'lciicy for the uay 04 Inch
Total rainfall since March 1. .13 08 Inches
efi-!ency since March 1......1I.S0 Incites
eficency for cor. period. 1H10. 14.13 inches
leticitncy for cor. period, liM. 1.29 inches
He parts from gtstluna h 1 1'. M.
Ptatton and Temp. High- Rain-
P'.at of Weather. 7 p. m. tst. ta 1
Cheyenne, clear 40 il .09
Isvenpnt, part cloudy., tn 32 .00
lenver, clear , W 00 .00
1 Molnea, cloudy ...... 3 3H .)
ltudse city, part cloudy.. 44' to " .
Ijtnd.r iloudy 43 44 .00
North Flatty part cloudy 34 1 4t ' .1
Omaha, cluuily 43 43 .X)
1'ueblo, clear 63 tl .l
ltapid X'lty, cloudy 14,, 23 .00
Kalt Lake City, cloudy.. 40 43 .00
fcau I a '. rainUlg 34 44 .04
Gherldan, eloudy 21 ?H ,u0
fclous City, cloudy M tr
Yaicotln, cluuily U 33 .00
'i ' auiLk. . net u. i- e' I' ..Uon.
JU A. WEIII. Local Fvrecaater.
May Intervene in
New York Strike
NEW YORK, Nov. 13. If the garbage
gatherers' strike Is not broken today the
Health department will step In to stve
New York from' the evil effects of som
t0,"00 csrt-loads of refuse that has ac
cumulated since the men who drive thr
street cleaning department's wagons quit
work, because they objected to night
Fear of the strikers snd their friends
has kept professional strike breakei a
from accepting the high wages tho city
offers for substitutes and dread of the
teamsters' union haa prevented contrac
tors from bidding to perform the work
usually done by tha city department.
Actually the Health department Inter
vened today when Its men took oH
several hundred barrels of tllstnftrtan
to sprinkle on the piles of rotting garbigi
In the pjorer snd more thickly populated
The police believe the severe clubbings
administered to Some of the big mobs
that gathered yesterday have taught the
strike sympathisers a iwon. Although
yesterday's riots were thp must exten
sive the police have lad to cope with since
the strike begnn. there were ni fatlll
tles and few hospital cases and the num
ber of arrests have been remarkably
Congress Meets in
Kansas City Tuesday
KANSAS CITY, Mo Nov. 13. All
preliminary arrangements for the annual
meeting of the Transmlssisslppi Commer
cial congress, which meets here tomor
row, have been completed, and hundreds
of delegates have already reached the
Features of tha opening day will be ad
dresses by Nelson W. Ahlrlch, chairman
of the National Monetary commission;
Henry I Stlmson, secretary of war, and
O,' M. Hitchcock, ITnlled States senator
from Nebraska, all of whom will speak at
the afternoon session. W. E. Borah,
United States senator from Idaho, will
speak tomorrow night.
One of the important questions to be
considered by the congress this year will
be the Improvement of the Inland water
ways of the country. River men from all
over the United States will attend.
Four Indian pages, u Bloux, a Crow, a
Pueblo and a Navajo, nave been appointed
to serve on the floor of Convention hall,
where the meetings of the congress will
be held. Prominent Indians will be on
many of the delegations and will make
addresses. Senator Owen of Oklahoma,
who has Cherokee blood In hie veins, will
be one of the principal speakers.
', CHICAGO, Nov. tt Minor changes in
the national banking laws were dis
cussed In meetings by members of the
United States Monetary commission and
bankers of the ifriddle-west,' which ended
here today.' The re-codlflcatlon plans are
now complete, It was said, snd In shape
In which they will be presented to con
Kress. The changes agreed on here. It is
understood, applied chiefly to the admin
strattve feature of the law and out lined
more distinctly the duties of the comp
troller of -the currency.
Former Senator Nelson W. Aldrich cut
his stay a day shorter than the meeting
called for and departed for Ksnxas City
to address a meeting of the trans-Mtssis-olppl
Commercial congress tomorrow
night. Other men. -rs of the commission
departed for their homes.
Among the out of town bankers who
met with the commission were John Mo
Hugh, First National bank, Sioux City,
la.; Arthur Reynolds, Dcs Moines Na
tional bank, Dea Moines; Luther Drake,
Merchants' ' National bank, Omaha, and
B. H. Burham, First National bank, Lin
Two Women and
Little Girl Murdered
in Brooklyn Home
NEW YORK, Nov. IS -Mrs. Mary Lo
faro, her 6-yeaj-old daughter, Bosie, and
her mother, Mrs. Antoinette Zerana, were
murdered in their home In Brooklyn to
day. The crime was committed with a
revolver, each victim being shot through
the forehead. An Infant unhurt and
Numbering in a curtained cradle in the
.com was later found by Adolph Lofaro,
husband of one of the slain women,
when,' shortly after noon, he came home.
He told the police that he found no wea
pon. Twenty-four dollars, which his wife
had placed In a china closet, wus missing,
he said, but nothing else.
Aviator Rodgers is
PASADENA. Cal Nov. 13. -Suffering
from concussion of the brain and still
unconM.-ious Aviator Gulbraitli P. Rodgere
today was unable to tell anything re
garding the accident which nearly mat
his life while he was trying to complete
his ocean-to-ocean flight.
There has been nothing but surDilxe so
far to account for the mlxhap through
which he lost control of his aeiuplane
while flying through the darkness and
plunged 125 feet down uiKn a plowed
field near Compton, half way between
Loa Angeles and I-ong Beach
Dr. Mattlson said he expected Rodgers
to recover. Hodgtrs la being attended
constantly by his wife and mother.
DECISION IS BLOv 10
THE MOTION PICTURE MEN
WABHINUTo.V. Nov. 13. Moving pic
ture show promoters received a blow this
morning alie.i the supreme court of the
I'nlted Htate decided that moving pic
tures based on tho scenes o a copy
lighted book may constitute an Infringe
ment of copyright or tha reserve rights
"BEAU POOLS" TO
Wickersham Says Does Not Under
stand How Such Combination
Could Be Restraint of lrade.
AWAIT DECISION ON "BULLS"
Representative Aiaen Protests in Be
half of Cotton Growers.
THREE-CENT DECLINE FORCED
Conspiracy Alleged to Cause Reduc
tion in Price.
LOGIC OF ARGUMENT ADMITTED
Attorney Aareea If t ornrrins Mar.
ket to Increase Prlrvs Is Illegal
Similar Aetloa to Oeereaae
quotations la Unlawful.
WASHINGTON. Nov. IS. -Responding
to a request by Rcprcsentatl vn Aiken of
South Carolina that the federal govern
ment undertake the proxecutlon of
"bears," who, it Is alleged, aro engaged
in depressing the price of cotton to the
financial detriment of the southern pro
ducer. Attorney General Wickersham
frankly admits he does not understand
the workings of a "bear pool" or how
such a combination could operate in re
straint of commerce.
In correspondence made public today,
It is snid by tho attorney general that
he has no tangible evidence of the exist
once of any such pool and request Mr.
Aiken to furnish him with any detailed
Information ho may have Indicating the
formation of a pool for the depressing
of th$ price of the south s great staple.
The government's future course In con
nection with all corners, Mr. Wickersham
Intimates, will be governed largely by
the decision of the alleged "oSjlls,"
charged with cornering cotton to Increase
"If the court should decide the essen
tial question Involved." he says, "and
not let the case go off on a technical
terter of pleading wo shall have some
HBiit wincn win ue of aid to the enforce
ment of law against other combinations
r a like character."
Mr. Aiken declores that if n, -......
ment had the legal right to , proceed
against a combination of speculators
whose purpose wus to force up the price
uuium, u nas the same legal right
.prosecute a combination sneklnv to
depress tho price of the same commo
dity. Aiken Invokes Aid of Logic.
"It Is OArtafn ' V. . .1 . 1 .. , ,. 1 .
. ., . i .u'in lijui. near
pressure' on Wall street has forced a
decline of fully 3 cents a pound in the
pieseni market, thereby robbing the
south of approximately $105,000,000 and
vmg ii 10 foreign spinners. This de
ine has been brouaht about hv i..
Dear eietv.iif.t .,vip.MUiiin . .
, - v. .Mini wi m mirnvt, i
Publ4Wae-;rtv --mlsteatirfir ItraTeH"
1n4- ari.t .Ml.l..r.-. . . . .t I.
' ' - wviiiuiiiiiim m xHfn Olivers i,iif
of the- market."
The attorney general agrees with Mr.
ll.en on the general proposition that
cornering a nrodiiet uM,.i i.
In interstate commerce, for the purpose
r increasing its nt-ice Is llleirul iimii..
cornorelng for the purpose of depressing
tna price is likewise Illegal.
1 he formation and operation of a
bull" oorner to Increase the prlbe of
commodity, he adds. Ik ilr. hut I.
docs not understand by what process
near pool is organlied and conducted.
'Moreover." he rnniinnni "it .
clear in my mind how such a 'bear pool'
can operate to restrain Interstate com
at Fort Russell is
Broken by Blizzard
CHEYENNE. Wvo . Nov 13 a.,.i.i
The boycott against the Cheyenne Elec
tric street cars was broken during the re
cent bllszard. when fifteen soldiers
Doarued the cars near tho boulevard after
battling In vain against the snow and
high wind. The soldiers said thev .n..M
rather take the punishment meted out by
me Kangaroo court at Fort Russell than
run the risk of freezing to death on the
prairie. This is tho first time since the
boycott was established last July that
any considerable number of soldiers has
usea the cars. In a few, Isolated coses
officers and enlisted men have ridden on
the tars, only to be met at the post by
representatives of the kangaroo court.
The trials and convictions ami Inrlictinir
of punishment required but little time,
and the sentence of the court was usually
so severe that the offending officer 01
enlisted man did not care to uoe the cars
Police Say Papineau's
Confession is a Fake
CHICAGO, Nov. lX-PoJica Inspector
Revere, after a thorough Investigation
unlay hsld lie was prepared to dis
credit the confession of George C. Papln-
eau. made at Bt. Joseph, Mo., In which
t'apineau tald he murdered a man named
A'llllam lllake In Chicago last J una.
"Puplneau told tho lilaka murder story
in order to be brought back to Chicago
and escape trial and possible punishment
at Bt. Joseph," sal. I limine tor Revere.
The police said they had learned that
n June K lie date of the alleged mur-
jr Paplneau was found overcome by
he heat on the North Bide and was taken
.0 a hospital by the police department.
inspector Revere said that I'aplneau will
not be brought back to Chicago.
UNIONIST CAUCUS ELECTS
LAW TO SUCCEED BALFOUR
LONDON. Nov. R-The unionist caucun
at the Carlton club today tarried out
the prearranged program, unanlinuus'.y
ejecting A. I loner Law, leader of the
party In the House of Commons. Mr
Uw election commits the party more
thoroughly to the policy cif protection,
A telegram was leceivrd from the head
of a well known whisky distillery at
Glasgow announcing a gift of !0,0u0
toward a iotjilonit ccinpalgu.
From tht MInneaMlls Journal.
FORTY-SEYEN IN DANGER
Steamer Wasliinffton Being- Drivea
Closer to Rooks Off Astoria.
TWO OF CREW SWEPT AWAY
Thar is Llttla Hope (or Aar on
ana 1.1 irsa vera" fasl .
ASTORIA, Or., Nov. 'LvA."rlpled and
drifting before a southwest gala with a
furious ,sea running, th-team schooner
Washington. Portland to Kan Francisco
with forty-seven persons aboard, ap
parently Is doomed to destruction on the
beach between Cape Disappointment and
North Head Just outside the Columbia
river bar. Tho fate of Ita twenty-five
passengers and crew of twenty-three
men is In doubt. Already two of Ita crew
have beeri washed overboard and
drownned end the United Mates life sav
ings craws are not hopeful that any of
those on board the vessel will be saved.
An effort to reach the craft with life
lines or boats has failed. Unless it drifts
close enough In to permit lines being
shot over It ' the ship's company Is
doomed. The sea is llteralfy boiling and
to launch the life boats would be sui
cidal. The Washington got Into the breakers
while outward bound early last night.
It In deep In the ' water and evidently
leaking so badly that Us fires are out.
The anchors are dragging slowly, and
under the eyes of the helpless life savers
the ship Is edging steadily near destruc
tion on the beach.
Beveral tugs which went to the scene
from this port wero' unablp to render
Cases of Mrs. Quinn
and Mrs. Vermilya
60 to Grand Jury
CHICAGO, Nov. 13 The November
grand Jury was sworn In today before
fudge M. M. Grldley. Among tho cases
which it will investigate ore those of Mrs.
Louise Vermilya and Mrs. John Quinn,
both of whom arc being" held In the
Mrs. LouIho Vermilya, accused of the
murder of Arthur Hsonette, hits ordered
the sale of all her household good, tha
bulk of her other personal, property and
surrendered the lease of her apartments
at 41B East Twenty-ninth street.
The accused woman told the attend
ants at the county Jail hospital, where
she is a patient, that the sale of her be
longing was neceexary In order that she
might raise money for her defense. ...e
owner of the building In which she lived.
t Is said, demanded the surrender of the
lease becauxe of the notoriety which has
been attracted to the premises by the
WISCONSIN RIVERS FROZEN
OVER EARLIEST ON RECORD
LA CliOHHE, Wis., Nov. 13.-The Black
and I.a Crosse rivers here froxe over
during the night, and ' the Mississippi,
while not entirely closed. Is partially
frozen oved. This Is the earllst closing
of the river on record here. The tem
perature today uk Hd at ( above ser,
marking one of tho coldest November
days In years.
Itrrrlvrr for Oak I'ark r'.letalrd.
CHICAGO, Nov. 13. Pamuel Insull
heavily interested financially In the mnr
gr of the elevated Hues in Chicago, was
appointed rrcHrr for the ChlcK'& ok
Park Klevat.-d ralltoal by Judge f. C.
K'h!aut In the I'ntrd Btats circuit
couit today noon application by the Cen
trtl Trust lonipany of New York.
Dry at Last
: with Wickersham
About Trust Laws
WASHINGTON. Nov. . 12. llesiilent
Taft today discussed with Attorney Gen
eral Wickersham the sdvli'.ti'.'.ity of
supplemental antl-tnint lenWlatloti at the
jwnililg ,'(eATriTi"vor'roii5;rcs. TTTO'-KSM'."
frtl-enc related particularly to- the like
lihood of passing n federal Incorpora
tion act. 1 ' 1
It was pointed out that a provision of
this kind might be made to allow cor
porations whose method of doing busi
ness was In violation of tho Hherman
ntl-trust law to reorganise under a fed
It Is known that the president has In
mind renewing his recommendation
along these lines In his messuge to con
gress. . Senator Bmoot today expressed
the opinion that it will be Impossible
to pass any antt-trust legislation what
ever at the coming session.
Senator Bmoot said he believed that
proposed currency reform legislation was
In about the same position and he
doubted seriouhly the Aldrich plan would
be adopted now. Tariff legislation was
sura to be passed and he envected to
are the wool, ootton and metal schedules
revised. , , ' , ' V
' Wednesday 1 tho president will go to
Frederick, Md., to address the As
sociated Boards "of Trade ot the state.
Mrs. Larson Flatly
Made Against Her
NORTH WOOD, la., Nov. 13.-Mrs. Klta
I.rfcn, charged with the attempted
poisoning of her father, Douglas Roden.
baugh, a wealthy cattle man, declared
today that the charge was a conspiracy
to wreck the futures of herself und her
husband, Chrtstiiiu Larson. SI10 entered
a flat contradiction of all the evidence
previously Introduced by tho prosecution,
Including that of Marlon Rodenbaugh,
her sister, her futhrr and mother und
Mrs. J .arson tuok the stand in her own
behalf, when Judge Clyde opened court
this morning and remained under the
cross fire of questions much of the day.
Answering her attorneys, the defendant
declared Willi considerable emphasis that
she had written none of the ten letters
In which threats had been imidn against
Marlon Rodenbaugli. If she told the
authorities of n poison plot.
Peoria Hotel Burned;
One Fireman Killed
PKORIA. III., Nov. 13.-At 8:45 o'clock
this morning the fire department hud
ihe flames under control, but was still
plying several streams on the remains
of the National hotel, the largest hotel
In the city, which was destroyed last
night at 11 o'clock.
Chester Monbrrey, a fireman of No. 7,
was Instantly killed by the falling of the
smokestack In the rear part of the build
Ing. He was a single man.
That none of the guests was killed or
seriously Injured, owing to the lateness
of the hour, Is a miracle.
Robert B. Collins, a New York travel
ing salesman, slept two hours during the
progreHS of the fire and was rescued with
some difficulty from the third floor. He
sppesred at the window and seemed
dazed, not knowing what hud happened,
and illi-ai peartu. A few minuter later a
ladder was sent up and the firemen as
s sled him down the ladder In his night
The loss Is estimated at $190,000, covered
FRIGID WAVE GRIPS EAST
Ccld Weather and High Winds Stoj
Boat and Wire Traffic.
MANY DEAD IN MIDDLE WEST
Uatenslv Damage by Tornado that
.iB,,.? 4 "Sevrrnl .Llvra' at
. Janes-rill, W,U.HIrrrVnl .''0-
I'rosrn to Deatal' v'
: DIM Alt V OF MTOItM DAMAGE.
Janesvllle. Wis., and Vicinity Kin
persona dead, two dying, doien Injured
and 11,000.000 damsgn done by tornado.
Chicago Two men frosen to- .death,
seven llshcrmeii missing on Lake Michi
gan, many persons hurt on Icy pave
monts; shipping damaged.
Central Illinois Throe or more persons
dead and score Injured in storms at
tt.imon, Virginia, Peoria and other places;
M.OOO.OU) property damage. ' .
lowaOne man froaen at Ottumwa;
much suffering from cold.
North Dakota One man frosen at
Grand Forks. , , , '
Indiana Whole state swept by bllixard;
1 .ooo.ouo damage, by wlr.d
Ohio-Much damage and suffering
caused by cold, wind and anow!
. Michigan Atorm damage . at several
places by wind and slid.
Kentucky Widespread damugs by wind;
unusually Cold. ,
Gulf" Coast I'nusuuily scvcre weather,
much suffering. . , '
Missouri and KaiiHii.1 Gua supply for
heating low; much suffering at Kansas
NKW YORK,' Nov. 13.-The told wave
that chased Into the Atlantic soma of ths
balmiest Indian summer weather New
York ever hits enjoyed, tightened Its
grip today and sent the mercury down to
1 degrees. This minimum, recorded at S
o'clock this morning, meant a fall of it
degices since 1 o'clock yesterday after
noon. The galo on which the frigid wcatl.or
rode Into tijwn continued today at thlr-ty-elght
miles an h-'iir. Few small boats
ventured to sea outside New York harbor
and report of marine disasters aro ex
pected. Tho steamship Vigllancia reported ut
Quarantine this morning that on Its way
In It had passed tho schooner Henry
Withlngton with Its sa's blown away,
anchored about ton miles southeast by
uth of Kcotlund lightship.
The high winds have crippled who ser
vice and the telegraph lines to the west
aro doing but.lnc" under great difficulty.
Ihree llrunu at evr llavru,
NKW 1IAVISN, Conn., Nov. 13. -Tho
schooner Witch Hasel from Ntw Vorlt
for Provlncetown weut dawn in the
Hound of New Haven during the storm
of last night. The captain und three
men were drowned and two others wire
Old llua I'ruien to lleath,
tJREKN BAY, Wis., Nov. 17.-Eugene
Dewarsegers, 7 years old. was frosen to
death on a country road, while returning
to his home yesterday. Ills body wus
found today, lying fae downward In a
pool of water.
Lake Wluiins Prose a Over.
WINONA, Minn.. Nov. lJ.-Lake Winona
and other bodies of water near here have
frocen over as the result of the cold
weather since But unlay night atid h e Is
floating In the Mississippi river.
Three Frosen to Death In Chicago.
CHICAGO, Nov. 13. The cold weather
claimed another victim here today, mak
ing the third since the winter weather
struck Chicago 011 Saturday night. Wil
liam J. Johnson, tQ. years old. was tound
uiicousclouai from the cold on a north
side street and died In a police ambulance
(Continued vn Becond Pr.ge.)
Suited States Supreme Court Makes v
Final Ruling in Peavey Grain '
ASE FROM TILE CIRCUIT COURT
.ailroads Vitally Interested in Out
come ot the Suit
.LVERSAL FOR HIE COMMISSION
Holding- Was Charge Clear Viola
tion of the Law,
JMMIRCIAL BODIES TAKE PART
rctalnn Groves Oat of Penver Caac
llrnnaht Iff 1OM, and Settles
Mooted 0 notion t.nuw
Before ( onrts.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. C, Nov. 13.-8pe-
clal Telegram. )-The United States- su
preme court today In a far reaching
opinion, decided that the Interstuto Com
merce e mmlsion had no power to pro
hibit railroads from paying to elevator
operators compensation for "elevating
.... il tl'IMielt." . .
ins decision grows out of the to-culled
.nvoy rasa which came Into promin
ice In 190. when the Interstate Com
erce c mmlsslon held that an elevator
.srge waa specific violation Of the In
itiate commerce act but which decl
jn was set aside by the United States
rcult court for the western district of
issotirl on the ground that the com
isslon had no right to Issue such an
tallmads lit tha middle west, espe-
ally! In the trns-Mlslasippl c untry
.ned with Peavey A Co.. of Mlnneap
.s, Omaha, and other cities In resist- .
g the right of the commission to make
s ordtr it did. Hoards of traue and
.ambers ot commerce likewise joined In '
ntest until the case became one f ut
ost Importance. '
Probably the greatest commercial Inter
sts In the Mississippi valley t were In-
olved In the contest. The Union Paclflo
iiid other roads with eastern terminals
t the Missouri river cltlrd contended that
.nless they were permitted to pay ' for
ilevatlon of grain In transit they would
m driven out of the business by the com
petition of roads that do not terminate at
dissourl river cities, ,
Railroads with terminals at thene cities
ut In a similar complaint. Elevator men,
through the respective boards of trade,
declared their business would be ruined
jy such an order. ; . . , ,
Tha railroads running east and west of "
Jie Missouri river were In favor of tha
order. Kt. Louis and other grain, centers
on the Mississippi river also favored It.
In holding that 'the, oemmitafon could
not jmnun such pn. ordtrthe circuit -eoui t. ,
'ild the law'. merely gave li commission
power- tn sea that a just and reasonal.h,
rate was fixed ftu the servtoe of oleva. '
tlon. a part ot transportation whkb tlu '
railroads must furnish on demand. Prom
this the court arrived at the conclusion '
that the commission by Implication was
forbidden from prohibiting af hompensg
tlon for elevation of grain.
The commission considered that Teavey
A t.'o., owners of elevators ut Missouri
river points and a big shipper of grain.
likewise would unjustly profit by the al
lowance for elevation to Peavey tk Co.
In announcing the opinion of the court
today, Justice Holmes said: "The Uw
does not attempt to equalise the location
of men." . ; ., .
Tha supreme court held that the order '
of tha commission rejuolng th allowance '
for elevation to the cost .of tha service, .
namely three-fourths of a cent, should be
allowed to stand. The court also allowed '
to stand the so-called Peavey order : of
lJ Insofar as It- confined' th allowance :
to grain reshtpped within ten days. Ex- ;t
cept as to these two points the decree of '.
tha United HtaU'S circuit court (or West- "'
ern Missouri In regard to. tha elevation
charges was affirmed.'
'Charles J. Lane, general freight agent
of the Union Pacific, when told of tho
aupt'emo court decision said that from
the meager reports he should consular 'it",
a complete vindication, ot U Position
.ken by the Union Pacific In making Us
contracts with tho big elevators. . Home
of these contracts have still some years
to run and It is possible the payment of
elevation charges muy be resumed.
CHCAGO GIRL SHOT BY '
SWEETHEART IS DEAD
CHICAGO, Nov."1 Mls Bertha At
wood, 2i years ld, who Ms supposed to
have come to Chicago from New Orlesns
and who is believed to have had -a sister
In HL Ixmls, died In a hospital here to
tin y, the result of having been shot In
the neck last .Monday by her sweetheart,'
William J. Grush. . Grush committed
suicide directly, after he hud shot the
young woman. Tha shooting is said to.
have followed . Miss Atwood's refusal to
Tickets to Amerk
Doxea of O'Brien's Candy. ,
Dalzell'a Ice Cream Bricks.
AH ar given away frea to
thoso who find their names is
tha want ada. . ,
Read the want ada every day;
your nam will appear soma -time
maybe mora Lhau once.
No pussies to solve nor ub
gcrlpttons to get Just read the
want ads. '.' '.
Turn to the want ad pages .
there you will find nearly every
builnees bouse in the city rev
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