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Washington,
message of tn
TODAY'S SPORTING NEWS WILL BE FOUND ON FACTS 0.
Robert Barr
Will Be One of the Contributors
to The Journal's Sunday
Magazine.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
the senate and the house today very
loon after the convening of those
bodies. The document was delivered to
the senate by Secretary Barnes and fol
lowed immediately upon an announce
ment by Mr. Allison, chairman of the
committee appointed to wait upon the
president and notify him that congress
was organized and prepared to transact
business. In making the announcement
of the committee's call at the White
House Mr. Allison said that the presi
dent had asked that "his greeting be
extended to the members of congress in
dividually and collectively."
When the house met at noon there
was a full attendance of members pres
ent. and the galleries were comfortably
filled in anticipation of the reading of
the message of President Boosevelt.
Mr. MeOleary of Minnesota reported as
chairman of the ioint committee that
president Roosevelt had been notified of
the convening of congress.
The President's Message.
The president's message follows:
To the Senate and House of Repre
sentatives- The people of this country continue
to enioy great prosperity. Undoubt
edly there will be ebb and flow such
prosperity, and this ebb and flow will
be felt more or less by all members
of the community, both by the deserv
ing and the undeserving. Against the
Wrath of the Lord the wisdom of man
cannot avail in ties of flood or
drought human ingenuity can but par
tially repair the disaster. A general
failure of crops would hurt all of us.
Again, if the folly of man mars the
eneral well-being, then those who are
nnocent of the folly will have to pay
part of the penalty incurred by those
who are guilty of the folly. A panic
brought on by the speculative folly of
part of the business community would
hurt the whole business community. But
such stoppage of welfare, tho it might
be severe, would not be lasting. In the
long run the one vital factor in the per
manent prosperity of the country is the
high individual character of the average
American worker, the average Amer
ican citizen, no matter whether his work
be mental or manual, whether he be
NEEDS OF CANAL
FUND PRESSING
National House May Settle Ap
propriation Bill Before Com
mittees Are Named.
By W. W. Jermane.
Washington, Dec. 5.In all probabili
ty the Panama canal appropriation bill,
which must be enacted by Dec. 15, if the
credit of the government is to be main
tained, will be considered in the house
of representatives this week, either by
unanimous consnt or by special rule, in
advance of the appointment the house
standing committees. This course is
highly necessary in view of the likeli
hood that the speaker will "mot be
rtady to announce his committees next
week.
In such a disposal of the bill as is
here suggested the speaker will prevent
a clash of committee jurisdiction. The
Panama bill carries an appropriation,
and ought, therefore, to go to the appro
priations committee, but it also takes up
questions that clearly fall under the
jurisdiction of the interstate and for
eign' commerce committee. If these
committees were in existence, each
would claim the bill and the speaker
mgiht have some trouble in satisfying
them.
Said a leading house republican this
morning- If John Sharp Williams is
expeditious in his work of making up
the minority representation on standing
committees, those committees ought to
be announced by the iddle of next
week.''
From other sources it is learned that
Spe&ker Cannon is practically ready
now to name the republican members
of the standing committees. The only
committee as yet incoplete on the re
publican side is the comittee on appro
priations. Tawney will be its chairman
but the speaker is undecided as to how
to fill several junior vacancies. Numer
ous applications are being ^considered,
but none from the northwest.
Hepburn to Push Canal Bill.
Washington, Dec. 5.Representative
Hepburn of Iowa, at the close of the
reading of the president's message to
day, will ask tbe unanimous consent of
the house
foPanama
emergenc3r
ROOSEVELT STANDS
PAT ON RATE BILL,
IN A LONG MESSAGE
President Sends to Congress His Recommenda
tions, Including References to Monroe Doc-
trine, the Philippines, the Panama
Canal, Immigration, Labor.
Dec. 5.The annual
president was read to
the consideration of th
Journal Special Service.
canal appropriae
tion bill tomorrow. This program has
been agreed upon by republican lead
ers. BDFF1L0ES WILL BE
BUTGHERED FOR STEAK
Chicago, Dec. 5In a little pen at
the Union stockyards, surrounded by
thousands of bellowing cattle, there are
seven buffaloes, almost the last of their
race, awaiting the butcher's knife. The
buffaloes arrived yesterday and are on
the market like common beeves, to be
sold to the highest bidder.
The former kings of the prairies were
consigned by the Empire State Cattle
company of Pierre, S. D., and they were
not sold yesterday. Four hundred dol
lars apiece is the price the buffaloes
are expected to bring, which would
make the price of a real good buffalo
steak nearly $4.
SENATOR CLAY IS BETTER.
Washington, Dec. 5 Senator Clay of Georgia,
WHO on Sunday last as taken seriously ill
with an attack of acute indigestion, Is report
ed today to be much improved
FIEE AT WAYNE COURTHOUSE.
Charleston W Va. Dec 5 Ncsvs reached
iheretoday of a disastrous fire at Wayne, Court
^house No particulars were received except that
damaze resulted.- y
fanner or wage-worker, business man or
professional man.
All Interests Linked.
Continued on 12th, 18th and 14th Pages.
SENATORS CAUCUS
ON COMMITTEES
Clapp to Be Advanced to Chair
man of Indian Affairs
Committee.
Washington, Dec. 5.The caucus of
the republican senators, which will be
held immediately after the adjourn
ment of the senate today, has its work
PRODUCE MEN SEEK
LOWER ICIKG GHARGES
TAINEY IN SHIFT
WITH fCLEABY
Cannon Will Put Winona Con
gressman at Head of Appro
priations Committee.
In our industrial and social system
the interests of all men are so closely, one of the committee to notify the presi-
intertwined that in the immense ma-1 dent that the house was in session and
jority of cases a straight-dealing man ready to receive any communication he
who by his efficiency, by his ingenuity might see fit to make. In making this
and industry, benefits himself must also appointment, the speaker smashed a
benefit others. Normally the man of long established precedent, which gives
great productive capacity who becomes places on' this committee to the recog-
rich by guiding the labor of many other nized floor leaders, in this case Bepre-
men. does so by enabling them to pro- sentative Payne of New York and Rep-
duce more than they could produce with- resentative John Sharp Williams of Mis-
out hiB guidance and "both he and they sissippi.. The speaker thus went a long
share in the benefit, which comes also distance out or his way to show his
to the public at large. The superficial friendship for the congressman from
fact that the sharing may be unequal Mankato. If the state of Minnesota
must never blind us to the underlying
fact that there is this sharing, and
that the benefit comes in some degree to
each man concerned. Normally the
wage-worker, the man of small means,
and the average consumer, as well as
the average producer, are all alike
helped by making conditions such that
the man of exceptional business ability
receives an exceptional reward for his
ability. Something can be done by
legislation to help the general pros
perity but no such help of a perma
nently beneficial character can be given
to the less able and less fortunate, save
as the results of a policy which shall
inure to the advantage of all industrious
and efficient people who act decently
and this is only another way of saying
that any benefit which comes to the
less able and less fortunate must of
necessity come even more to the more
able and more fortunate. If, there
fore, the less fortunate man is moved by
envy of his more* fortunate brother to
strike at the conditions under which
they have both, tho unequally, pros
pered, the result will assuredly be that
while damage may come to the one
struck at, it will visit with an even
heavier load the one who strikes the
blow. Taken as a whole, we must all
go up or go down together.
Corporations.
Yet. while not merely admitting, but
insisting upon this, it is also true that
where there is no governmental re-
By W. W. Jermane.
Washington, Dec. 5.Speaker Cannon
expects to announce the standing com
mittees of the house next week. There
is now no attempt to conceal the fact
that Tawney of Minnesota will be chair
man of the appropriations committee
and that McCieary of the same state
will be given Tawney's place on the
ways ana means committee. The
bpeaker, in making this transfer, will
let it be known that he is not "throw
ing down" McCieary, but placing him
in a position to do better work than he
has yet done as a member of congress.
As ate evidence of the speaker's good
will, McCieary was yesterday named as
ets the impression' that McCieary has
Been "thrown down," that impression
will not grow out of anything the speak
ere will say or do, but be due to Mc
Cieary himself.
$250,000 CHECK AS
MOORE'S WEDDING GIFT
already defined. Its most important Gibney of St Louis against Klaus J.
function will be the appointment of a Steiner of Allegheny has been compro-
steermg committee, and, following the mlsed While both sides refuse to talk
usual custom, the present members are about the settlement figures, it Is under-
almost certain to be re-elected. The stood that Steiner paid Miss Gibney
committee now consists of Senators Al- $10,000, Miss Gibney returning about
lison, chairman Hale, Aldrich Cullom, $1,500 worth of jewels which Steiner had
Lodge, Perkins, Clark of Wyoming, given her, among them a ring, an heir-
Elkins, Spooner, Kean and Beveridge.
The caucus will also direct the ap
pointment of a committee to fill vacan
cies on regular senate committees.
These appointments will be ade by Sen
ator Allison, chairman of the caucus.
Conferences of leaders already have
been held for a discussion of important
vacancies.
The principal chairmanships vacant
are jucuciaiy, which will be filled by
the advancement of Clark of Wyoming
Indian affairs by Clapp of Minnesota
military affairs bv warren of Wyom
ing, public buildings and grounds, by
Scott of West Virginia, claims by Ful
ton of Oregon' and education and labor
by Dolliver of Iowa.
There are vacancies to be filled on
finance, which will probably be given
to Senator Hale of Maine on foreign
relations, which is likely to go to Bev
eridge of Indiana three on judiciary,
which will probably be filled by Knox
of Pennsylvania, Foraker of Ohio and
Carter of Montana. Warner of Mis
souri will get one of the vacancies on
military affairs.
There are also several important dem
ocratic vacancies on committees which
will be filled by the minority steering
committee.
By W. W. Jermane.
Washington, Dec. 5.A committee
composed of John C. Scales and Charles
D. Ayers of Chicago, George F. Mead
of Boston, George W. Bond of Balti
more and C. A." Luhlbrouner of Pitts
burg, arrived in Washington today for
the purpose of working during the ses
sion for legislation correcting the over
charges made by railways for icing of
cars. This committee "represents the
American Produce Dealers' association,
and is supported by this industry in all
parts of the country.
LAY ASKS HEADS OF
CHINESE MURDERERS
London, Dec. 5.The correspondent i
of the Daily Chronicle at Hongkong,
says that Julius G. Lay, the American
consul general at Canton, China, who
has just completed his investigation
into the recent killing of five Presby
terian missionaries at Lienchau, in the
province of Canton, insists on the exe
cution of the murderers before the
commission of inquiry leaves Lienchau.
Chinese Still Hostile.
Singapore, Straits Settlements, Dec.
5.Over a thousand Chinese who are
merchants in a small way here attend
ed a meeting today, at which a con
siderable Bum was collected 'for the
purpose of continuing the boycott on
American goods.
1
Journal Special Service.
New York, Dec. 5.Frequent men
tion has been made of some of the pres
ents given recently at the marriage of
sNathaniel Moore of Chicago and Miss
Fargo in New York, but there was one
that has escaped notice. That was a
check for $250,000 given to the young
bridegroom by his father, James Hobart
Moore, one o'f the "big four" in* the
Rock Island road and prominent as a
promoter of industrial consolidations.
This is the second big check Mr. Moore
has given his son within a compara
tively short time. When the young
man attained his majority last year his
father made him a present of a check of
$100,000. What he has left of the first
check, added to the quarter of a million'
he received as a wedding gift, ought
to make a tidy sum on which to start
light housekeeping.
13 LIVES LOST AS
STEAJKER GOES ASHORE
Halifax, N. S., Dec. 5.Thirteen
lives were lost in the wreck of the
steamer Lunenburg, which went ashore
yesterday off Amherst harbor, Magda
len islands. A dispatch to that effect
was received here today from Meat
Cove, near the scene of the wreck, by
Leslie, Hart & Son, owners of the
steamer. The steamer had a crew of
seventeen and probably carried several
passengers, including Mr. Leslie, a
member of the Canadian parliament,
and a member of the firm which owns
the vessel.
$10,000 FOR BROKEN PROMISE.
Pittsburg, Deo 6 The breach of prom
ise suit for $50,000 filed by Miss Isabelle
loom in his family.
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THE RETOGE OR
"A NEWSPAPER
Sheriff Ward Sfl.ys Observance of
Law in Crawford Hanging
Caused "Roast."
Sheriff E. L. Ward of Elk River ar
rived in Minneapolis shortly after noon
today on his way to dejiver the Craw
ford death warrant to the governor at
St. Paul. When asked about the ac
cusations made in -the Tribune this
morning against his manner of conduct
ing the execution of C. D. Crawford
the boxcar murderer,-he said:
I don't like to dignify all this slush
that ha* been printed by answering it
but my friends in Elk River think the
ufelic is entitled to a statement ant3
have decided to,make one. In the
first place, the execution was conducted
in strict accordance with the law. One
of tho principal provisions of the state
law is that no newspaper reporters are
to be admitted. Acting under this law,
I refused to admit any newspaper men
"Among those who applied to me
was one Butman of the Tribune. I
told him I had no power to admit him
He said: I have got-'to go in and see
that execution.' Still I refused. At
last he said: 'If you don't let me in
you will get the worst of it in tomor
row morning's paper.' 'All right,' I
said. 'Go ahead. I can't let you in.'
The mass of misrepresentations in this
morning's Tribune was the result.
I did not faint and have someone lse
pull the trap. I did it myself and with
a reasonable amount of coolness, too.
I did not refuse to admit the three wit
nesses named by Crawford under the
law. He selected his three men and all
of them were present. They were:
Deputy Sheriff Connelly of Sauk Cen
ter, Sheriff Tanner of Little Falls and
Dr. Hubbard of St. Cloud. Crawford
did not ask to have Ids attorney E. S.
Cary, admitted, but I told Cary he
could come in if ha wanted to, but I
could not admit any of his friends. He
refused to come in, bnt stayed 6utside
and tried to make all the trouble he
could. We had a hard time keeping the
crowd back. One reporter forced his
way in and we had to throw him out.
In short, we observed the law faithful
ly, but we had a hard time doing it."
Sheriff Ward believes that many of
the moves made in the Crawford case
were part of a'plan to issue a book de
scribing the whole affair. He says that
such a publication would be demoral
izmg and altogether unfortunate.
A SUCCESSFUL EXECUTION
Crawford Goes to His Death Without
Faltering.
Special to The Journal.
Elk River, Minn., Dec. 5."Qood-by
boys am sorry for this action of
mine.''
These were the last words spoken by
C. D. Crawford, the murderer of Heme
Lundeen. A moment later the trap
was sprung and his emotionless body
was .danjgMnjr pi&mAher end of the rape
beneath ifte se1i|*m.
Calm to the?^ut, Crawford walked
up the stefMMtf .'fhe fallows without as
sistance. He surveyed the forty per
sons present without a sign of tremor,
and in the three minutes" work of ad
justing the noose he stood before the
priest reciting prayers. When .the last
moment had come he made his brief
farewell.
The trap was sprung at 1.48. Eleven
minutes later the dead body was cut
down and carried into the jail. It will
be buried by the Catholic church here.
The last scenes at the jail were
marked by the first sign df a break
down by the prisoner. He was told of
the woman in Minneapolis who, the
officials firmly believe, is his mother.
Then Crawford cried. His long-re
strained feelings gave way* to bitter
tears. Later he recovered his spirits
and talked with the sheriff.
The prisoner arrived here with his
guard about 6 o'clock last evening,
driving to the jail in a closed carriage.
Father Goebel of St. Cloud remained
Continued on 2d Page, 4th Column.
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Uncle SamIf there was anything the matter with me I'd never know l^halit was if I
tried all your remedies, %m,,T
TUESDAY EVENING,!DECEMBER 5, 1905. 20 PAGESFIVE O'CLOCK.
NOTED PRELATES
IN CONFERENCE
Archbishop Ireland Visits Bishop
McQuaid in His Eastern
Home.
Archbishop Ireland is in Rochester,
N. Y.. as the guest of Bishop McQuaid,
anu tne visit is regarded in the^ east as
of particular significance. It is taken
as an indication of a coming together of
the liberal and conservative wings of
the church in' America, as the archbish
op and bishop now together, have been
looked upon as representative of these
elements of the church.
Archbishop Ireland has been inspect
ing St. Bernard's seminary at Rochester
as the guest of Bishop McQuaid, and in
commenting upon* the visit, the
Rochester Herald says:
"This visit has nyr significance
than would appear on the face of dt, as
it may be regarded as a union of the
"conservative" and "liberal" wings
of the Catholic hierarchy in America.
At one time 'the consecrated blizzard
of the northwest,' as the archbishop of
St. Paul was once called by Archbishop
Ryan, at a banquet in Baltimore, was
regarded as the leader of the 'liberal
wing/ while Bishop McQuaid, who is
now entertaining him, was classed as
the leader of the 'conservatives.'
"Abbe Felix Klein, of the Catholic
University of Paris, so described him in
his recently published book on America,
entitled, "The Land of the Strenuous
Life.' Today's visit is an indication
that this condition has passed and that
each leader recognizes the need for co
operation in work dear to each of theit
heartsthe training of stude'tfts for the
Catholic priesthood."
TRUST FIGHT ON
PRISON TWINE
Factory Plant Said to Be Se
cured in South St. Paul to
Use Flax Fiber.
reported. It is given out that the trust
interests have bought the plant of the
Minne Harvester company in St. Paul,
which has been idle tne past year, and
will convert it into a factory for mak
ing flax twine. The plan is to make it
a Minnesota property, buying the flax
only from Minnesota farmers and sell
ing the product only in this state, where
the prison plant has been a serious thorn
in the flesh. Prices will be made lower
than the sisal and manilla twine sold by
the prison, and the trust will make a
big effort to kill the business of the
state plant and remove it from the
field..
WIFE OF STEEL TRUST..
HEAD SEEKS DIVORCE
Journal Special Service.
Pittsburg, Dec. 5.Relatives of Mrs.
Mary Cook Corey, whose husband, Will
iam Ellis Corey, succeeded Charles^ M.
Schwab as president of the United
States Steel corporation, have an
nounced that Mrs. Corey has left for
the west, where she will establish heT
residence and begin an action for di
vorce. Before leaving her home Mrs.
Corey received a settlement of $700,000 i
and her son, Allan W\. Corey, one of
$300,000. It is understood that they
will make their residence in Nevada.
Allan Corey declares that he will remain
loyal to his mother. Mrs. Corey first
went to New York and took apartments
at the Hotel Lorraine. She left there
on Oct. 1 bound for the west.
QUACK. Sf%^Vf^^ v^-.
Journal Speoial Berrloe.
Plans of the International Harvester
company to fight the state prison twine
plant are approaching completion, it is the. last and preceding session of the
ever
Madison, Wis., Dec. 5.Governor R.
M. Lafollette, at the close of his mes
sage, formally announced that some
time in the course of this special ses
sion, or at least at its close, he would
resign as governor and accept the com
mission as United States senator. The
governor's statement is as follows:
"Upon the 25th day of January last
you elected me the representative of
Wisconsin in the United States senate.
I was then, and while I live I shall
continue to be profoundly grateful for
the great honor which you conferred
upon me, but certain fixed obligations
bound me to continue as governor, as
laws involving millions of dollars were
being challenged in the courts and legis
lation vital to the state was pending.
I could not in good cbnscience offer
more than a qualified acceptance.
''The close of the sesion found the
litigation undecided and the new laws
untried. Adverse decisions in the cir
cuit court might call promptly for cura
tive legislation and the administration
of the new laws might disclose defects
requiring immediate remedies. Every
reason made it a plain duty to await
the circuit court decision and the con
test over the new laws.
Justified by Time.
"Time has entirely justified this
course. The attitude of the railroads in
contesting every assessment of taxes
as soon as made, the construction which
modifications of this law seem to de
mand, the amendment needed for the
better administration of the railway
rate law, the amendments of the pri
mary election law and the other im
portant matters for your consideration
are all required to round the work of
legislat-iure,
"In advancing this great reform
movement, the contest for representa
tive government in Wisconsin is not
ended. To protect and preserve all that
has been gained by this protracted
struggle will require the combined ef
forts and the continued vigilance of
the patriotic citizenship of the state.
"We have another responsibility in
the influence which this state exercises
upon the country at large. We cannot
halt or turn back without bringing dis-
aBter to our own state and discouraging
ST. CLOUD SM1SE
HURTS EIGHTEEN
Northern Pacific Passenger Coach
Run into by a Freight
Train.
Special to The Journal.
St. Cloud, Minn., Dec. 5.The Nor
thern Pacific passenger train going
west, 3.u here at 11:35 a.m., twenty
five minutes late, was run into by a
freight train at the crossing west of this
station.
The engineer of the passenger train
saw the freight and seeing a collision
threatened, opened the throttle and
made- a dash for the crossing. The
train passed except the last car and this
was struck and thrown from the track.
Fourteen persons were injured, five
of whom are in a serious condition.
They are as follows:
Mr. Robinson, St. Paul, head and hip
hurt.
George B. Merritt, St. Paul, traveling
freight agent, head cut and right arm
and leg injured.
Walter S. Booth, Minneapolis, head
and hand hurt.
P. A. Taylor, Minneapolis, insurance
agent, head and body hurt, condition
serious.
H. W. Veits, Minneapolis, head ut
and bruised.
Mrs. E. E. Black, Bemidji, arm and
leg hurt.
Mrs. A. D. Bolk, Brainerd, head and
forehead hurt.
Cunningham boy, 2 years old, arm
hurt.
S. W. Henerer, St. Peter, back in
jured.
Lawrence Meagher, Gray Eagle, head
hurt.
John Reese, St. Paul, back hurt.
F. L. Bursle, Bemidji, chin hurt.
John Abercrombie, Alexandria, head
and arm hurt.
MINNEAPOLIS FIRM
ASKS FOB $78,000
Contractors Seek Extra Allow
ance for Construction of Chey
enne Federal Building.
By W. W. Jermane.
LA FOLLETTE TAKES%
TOGA WHEN REFORM
LEGISLATURE QUITS
Wisconsin's Governor Announces He Will Re-
sign Governorship and Become Senator---^
Calls on Solons for Primary Election
and Other Reform Laws.
Washington, Dec. 5.Representative
Fletcher's conference with a supervis
ing architect, for which he' arranged
last week, did not relate to & new Min
neapolis federal building, but to a claim
which Forster & Smith of Minneapolis
have presented for additional compen
sation for constructing the public build
ing at Cheyenne, Wyo. Mr. Fletcher,
accompanied by W. P. Roberts, attor
ney for the contractors, called on Su
pervising Architect Taylor today and
made formal application for an allow-1
ance of $78,000 for extra work. The
amount of the original contract on the
Cheyenne building was $175,000, and
the limit of cost $225,000, so that if
the full amount of the claim is allowed
a new appropriation will be needed to
pay it. The department is looking into
the matter, and the prospect is that
most of the items will be disallowed.
J. Adam Bede of Minnesota, has a
choice seat in the house this year. He
is on the main aisle dividing the house,
and in the back row, next to the big
door, opposite tbe speaker's desk.
Neat ~*JJBJ3BJ&.JtfiB&esentatiye Hitt of
HlfHoiC 1WHM6 ljtt is of
Minnesota, and neM to
Steenerson, same stile*
?ransitory,
Good
Ing and good opportunities
every day.
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all progress along these lines in other
states.
Wisconsin's Privilege.
"To Wisconsin belongs the high
privilege and great responsibility' of,
proving to sister states of the nation
that these policies adopted and the
principles enacted into law are not
but are wrought into the
very foundations of our governments
and are not to be destroyed
"During this special session, or at
least at its close, I shall transmit to
you my resignation as governor and
accept your high commission as United
States senator. I shall regard it as
my privilege and duty to continue ac
tive personal participation in contests
involving the principle of representa
tive government in this state. In this
commonwealth no office nor honor
could tempt me to forego the right to
work aggressively in this field, Where
the best of my life has been spent and
where I shall ever feel that my first
and last obligation rest."
Bead This Message.
Governor La Follette personally read
his message to the legislature. He was
cordially received. A large crowd gath
ered, including a number of students,
of the university and many
Madison*^1aii men and women, as well as nearly
of the state officers and employees.*"
Governor La Follette. read his message
from a printed copy.
The governor's message is a lengthy*
document and contains over forty pages
of closely printed matter. The first
subject that he touches upon is the re
building of the capitol. The law passed
by the last legislature has been found
to be somewhat indefinite and he rec
ommends that it be revised so that the
commission appointed by the legisla
ture may proceed with the rebuilding
of the capitol unhampered.
Railroad-Rate Commission. .....r
Four ^recommendations are made in
the message regarding the revision of
the railroad rate commission law. In
the first he recommends that the com
mission be authorized to prescribe a
reform system of keeping accounts of
the business transacted in Wisconsin
.Continued on 2d Page, 3d Column.
PAILTO MOID
INSUMCE SUIT
i*^
W *"Sr?
Mutual Reserve Company Gave
a Man $15,000 to Quiet
Him.
New York, Dec. 5.George D.J
Eldredge, vice president of the Mutual
Reserve Life Insurance company, testi
fied before the insurance investigation
committee today that the Mutual Re
serve paid $15,000 to a Mr. McDonald
of Philadelphia in 1899, to avoid a suit
by policyholders to oust Frederick A.
Burnham from the presidency of the
Mutual Reserve company.
Yesterday's session o the Armstrong
investigating committee developed:
That Horace H. Brockway, a director
of the Mutual Reserve Fund Life asso
ciation, was placed on the payroll of the
company at a salary of $300 a week in
March, 1898, and that the services he
rendered thereafter were practically the
same as those he had always given as a
director of the company.
That two months after being placed
on the payroll President Frederick A.
Burnham called Brockway into his of
fice and said to him: "You are earn
img a good salary and I want you to.
Sve$6,000
mjk $6,000. Brockway gave fiim
in currency. He declared he
did not know why Burnham wanted the
money or to what use he put it.
That President Frederick A. Burn
ham, who was wanted as a witness to
tell about the money he got from Brock
way and about the alleged payment in
May, 1898, of $40,000 to Lou Payn, then
superintendent ox insurance, has joined
the army of sick and disabled insurance
officers. Mr. Burnham sent his physi
cian, who declared the president of the
Mutual Reserve was too ill even to sub
mit to an examination at his own resi
dence.
That George D. Eldridge, vioe presi
dent* of the Mutual Reserve, frequently
asked President Burnham nibout the
transaction with Brockway, and that
Mr. Burnham denied to him and to the^
insurance department that he had ever
"borrowed"^ money from Brockway.
Brockway in his testimony made it clear
that he gave $6 000 to Burnham and
never got any of it back except thru his
salary of $300 a week for dummy serv
ices performed.
FOR WHITE PLAQUE SANITARIUM^
Washington, Dec. 6.-An aproprlatlon
of $100,000 for a national tuberculosis
sanitarium Is provided for in a bill intro
duced by Representative Wiley of Ala
bama. Florala, Ala., is designated as the
site for the sanitarium.
JEWISH WOMEN IN COUNCIL.
Chicago, Dec. 5.Delegates front
parts of the United States were pre*en#
when the fourth triennial convention (X,
the National Council of Jewish WomtaL
met today in Sinai temple.
SHOT BEAD BY 8TEPSOK.
Pittsburg, San., Dec. 6Wlllli Lawreace,
prominent citizen, was shot and accidentally
killed bere today by John Graham, his ste
Graham was playing with a target rtf*
when it discharged, the ball entering Lawrence**
temple Lawrence, who was 60 years old, HTM
but a snort time.
MADISON BALOOK BOBBED.
Special to The Journal.
Madison. Wis, Dec. 5.Two Madison
were robbed last night. All the cash in the tills
and several dutens of bottled goods were ateiea.
A colored laborer has been arrested on
COTTBT OPEHS AT OWATOHWA.
Owatonna, Minn Dec. 5.The district court
convened today with Judge Thomas S. Buckham
presiding The calendar includes the poisoning'
case in which Miss Wilda Johnson was bount
over to the srand jury
Rural free delivery routes established to comr
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