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1IER RATE FIGHT
IS ONLY BEGM
Senate Leaders Say There Is No
Immediate Prospect of
Journal Speoial Service.
Chicago, March 24.A Washington
special to the Chicago Tribune says:
There is no immediate prospect of the
passage of the late bill by the senate.
Some enthusiastic senators express the
opinion it will go thru within a week
or two, but there is no likelihood that
any definite action will be reached for
than a month.
Recognized leaders of both sides, in
cluding republicans and democrats, de
clare the fight is only just beginning.
The piincipal difficulty lies in the fact
that those senators who are recognized
as fighting foi the rights of the lail
loads peisistently refuse to define their
views. They have been attacking the
Hepb*rn bill as it came fiom the house
in a series of strong speeches, but as
\et the lailroad men have failed to get
together on any coheient amendment
which they would be willing to accept
pio\idmg for court review.
Varying Points of View.
Senator Knox has one point of view
and Senator Spoonei another. Joe
Bailey, on the democratic side, who also
poses as a constitutional lawyer, has a
totally different proposition which can
not carry the united stiength of his
own side of the chambei.
The only coherent, compact railroad
bill yet presented to the senate is that
passed by the house It surely will be
amended the senate, but it is too
early to tell just how far the changes
will go. Theie is no prospect of an
agreement in the immediate future, and
it is doubtful if the senate will get
down to business on this subject until
some time after May 1.
In spite of the long delav which is
inevitable, the discussion on the bill
is proceeding along lines which ap
proach a real and possibly a historic
debate. The lawyers of the senate have
taken up most of the time, as a matter
of course, and while they have dif
fered from each other on material
points, the debate has been extremely
important thus far in the light it has
shed upon the constitutional powers of
the general government to regulate
transportation companies and more par
ticularly on the relation between the
legislative, executive and judicial
branches of the government.
Out of this debate there ought to
come a pietty good general idea as
to how far congress may go in legisla
tion on this Bubject without fear of
an adverse constitutional decision by
the supreme court.
Pear of Unconstitutionality.
Xt is this fear of unconstitutionality
which has led the president and other
friends of the bill to agiee tentatively
to a moderate court review proposition.
If they could be assured that the bill
as it came from the house was strong
enough to pass thru the courts they
would stand for that measure and
would fight eveiv proposition for a spe
cific court review.
There is a strong suspicion abroad
here that Senator Bailey of Texas is
not svaceie in Jus position. These ru-
mor"* have bcop circulated everywhere
tftf at,-rv- .TOPS has contrive&sJTfM
amendment for the expiess purpose of ft.
confusing the situation and either-beat
ing the raihead bill entirely^ or els*
enable '+he supieme comt to"declare frieid
rhf la?,, when it finally is passed, un
Check on Bailey/
convictiotn rea friends of the bill tin Senatoe
Bailey is not entnelv smceic that thev
have insisted upon his amendment be
ing passed in such shape tha, it will be
an entirelv sepaiate section. In case
it should be passed as a sepa
rate section or an independent para
graph not connected dnectlv with the
JUL i^^which preceded or followed it,
it ct^trrrTf^^)?t bv the supreme court
without mVCvaating the whole bill.
Gibraltar, March 24.The United
States navy tug Potomac, one of the
vessels convoying the dry dock Dewey
to the Philippines, arrived here today
from Las Palmas, Canary islands. Her
commander said the Dewey, which left
the Canaries March 18, would pass thru
the straits of Gibraltar on Sunday even
ing or Monday morning next. The
knowledge gained by the earlier experi
ences has enabled the American officers
to avoid the difficulties previously en
countered and the towing from Las Pal
mas is proceeding smoothly. Fair weath
er has prevailed and the dock is in good
Coursing the veins cause such disfiguring and painful
troubles as pimples, boils, carbuncles, abscesses, ulcers and
other eruptions and sores,
and also weakness, languor,
-s I ie peculiar tc itself. I makes people well and keeps them well.
SPEOIAL.To meet the wishes of those who prefer medicine in tablet form, we are
now putting up Hood's Sarsaparilla in chocolate-coated tablets as well as in the usual
liquid form. By reducing Hood's Sarsaparilla to a solid extract, we have retained in the
tablets the curative properties of every medicinal inerredient
Sold by druggists or, if your druggist does not have them we will send them by mail.
100 doses one dollar. C. I. Hood Co., Lowell, Mass.
Saturda/^ Evening-, ^jg fjrf%
SCORE FOOD BILL
Tell Congressmen the Proposed
Drug Label Requirement
Washington, March 24.Proprietary
medicine manufacturers were granted a
hearing today by a subcommittee of the
house committee on interstate and for
eign commerce, on the proposed amend
ment by Representative Loveung of
Massachusetts to the pure food bill.
The amendment permits the use of a
limited amount of alcohol, opium, co
caine and other poisonous substances
patent medicines without stating on
labels that they are contained the
George S. Douglass, attorney for the
Proprietary Association of America, ad
diessed the subcommittee and Frank J.
Chene/, piesident of the association,
and many of its prominent members
attended the hearing. It was main
tained by Mr. Douglass that alcohol
is necessary as a solvent and preserva
tive in some medicines, and he urged
that its use be permitted a quantity
not excess of the amount shown to
be necessary by the United States phar
macopeia or the national formulary.
Injustice, He Says.
When the alcohol is such small quan
tities in a preparation that it cannot
possibly be regarded as a beverage, Mr.
Douglass insists that it is an injustice
to require a label announcing the pres
ence of alcohol, as, he said, it would
prejudice many users against the
preparation. He declared that many of
the statements made about deaths from
headache powders were false, and he
also discredited the chaiges that sooth
ing syiups produce many fatalities.
The puie food bill as reported by the
house committee on interstate and for
eign commerce piovides that a medi
cine shall be regarded as misbranded if
it "fails to bear a statement on the
label of the quantity or proportion of i
any alcrhol therein, or if any opium,
cocaine or other poisonous substance
which may be contained therein."
The Lovermg Section.
The Covering amendment states that
the medicine shall be regarded as mis
branded "if it fail to bear a state
ment on the label of the quantity of
alcohol therein, where such quantity is
in excess of the amount shown to be
necessary by the United States phar
macopeia or the national formulary, as
a solvent or preservative of the active
constituents of the drugs contained
theiein and to prevent deterioration
by freezing or fermentatioon. Of
if it fail to bear a statement on the
label of the quantity of any opium,
morphine, heroin, cocaine, alpha or
beta eucaine or chloral hydrate con
tained therein, provided that the pack
age contains more than two grains of
opium or more than one-quarter grain
of morphine or more than one-sixteenth
grain of heroin, or more than one
twelfth grain of cocaine or more than
one sixteenth grain of alpha or beta
eucaine, or more than eight grams of
chloral hydrate in fluid ounce, or, if
a solid preparation, in one adoirdupois
GERYERA SEES OMEN
OF WAR IN PARLEY
Chattanooga,'Tenn., March 24.Maior
__t Maguff. of this citv, a personal ?P
of"Admiral"- Cervera.'wbom _..-.
met on a tour of Spain, is in receipt
of a letter from the admiral in which
"We have now close by here, in the
are th city of Algeciras, the conference in
Morocco, which does not cease to pre
occipy me, because it does not appear
possible to me that they can come to
an understanding who have such op
posite and antagonistic aspirations. I
do not think that war will result from
it, but I do fear that hate and rancors
mav be kindled and everything be pre
pared so that in the future war may
result from any trifling incident."
Slasconset, Mass March 24 Steamer New
lork fiom Southampton was in communication
Twth the Marconi wireless station here at 2
a today when the vessel was 160 miles east
of the Nantucket lightship. She will probably
dock eiilv Sundav
New YorkSailed La Champagne, Havre
Celtic, Queenstown and Liverpool Arrived La
Sa-voie Ilavie, Pretoria, fiom Hamburg
BostonArrived Marquette Antwerp
DoveiSailed Amerika, New York Tla Cher
Llvei poolArrived March 22 Steamers Baltic,
New "iork via Queentown Mbich 23, Concordia
St John, Ii for Glasgow Sailed Cana
dian Boston, Cevic New York
N-iplesAriived Prln7 Oskm, New Yoik
HamburgAi nved Deutschland, New York
via Plj mouth and Cherbouig, Pennsylvania, New
Jcork \la Dover
MarseillesSailed Much 20
mo New Yoik
MovilleSailed March 22
BoulogneAmved Noordham from New York
Scrofulous sores troubled me for years.
After many medicines with
j was advised to try Hood's Sarsaparilla. A
thlS great medicine a Op- change for the better was soon noticeable
portunity to do them good. Srl^m?S^ fflth8^^'^
Accept no substitute for S^ftLM^gg8
Court and District Attorney Clash
Over Prosecution of Insur
ready begun by the Mutual Life Insur-
republican congressional committee, and
Vor\c\ Ann u~,^~ +u
$200,000, embracing the various contri-
Oltta di Paler-
\nginia St Johns,
general debility and great
susceptibility to disease.
The best medicine tc
take is Hood's Sarsaparilla
which thoroughly cleanses
the blood, and effects radical
and permanent cures by giv
ing healthy functional activity
to the stomach, liver, kidneys,
bowels and skin.
Hood's Sarsaparilla puri
fies, enriches and revitalizes
the blood in its own peculiar
and unequaled way, and this
is the testimony of tens of
thousands Who have given resultstrying except seeming to grow worse,~o i
New York, March 24.The first com- Prevent ViolationsAuthorities De-
plaint in a series of eight actions al-
ance company against former President
Eichard A. McCurdy, his son Robert H.,
and the firm of Charles M. Raymond &
Co., the company's former Metropoli
tan agent, has been made public.
The particular complaint is against
former President McCurdy and contains
nine separate cases of action. In each
Mr. McCurdy is charged with the waste
of large sums of money thru alleged un
faithfulness and neglect in the dis
charge of his duties. Damages amount
ing to $3,250,000 are demanded.
The particular complaint is against
$292,500 as alleged contributions to po
litical parties since Jan. 1, 1885. The
contributions are said to have been $15,-
000 in 1896, $35,000 in 1900 and $40,000
in 1904, to the national republican cam
paign committee $2,500 in 1904 to the.
having been made_ t- the Ne-w York re
publican state committee since Jan. 1,
After His Salary.
The sixth cause seeks to recover the
sum of $225?000, embracing the $50,-
000 alleged increase of annual salary
drawn by the former president since
June 1, 1901, without authority, as is
claimed, and under circumstances de
tailed in the testimony before the Arm
The seventh cause seeks to recover
$600,000 as the aggregate of the $25,000
drawn quarterly from the company for
the last six years of Mr. McCurdy'a
presidency, on the voucher of the com
mittee on expenditures, and under cir
cumstances detailed before the Arm
And the Son-in-Law.
The eighth cause deals with the rela
tions of Louis A. Thebaud, son-in-law
of McCurdy. with Raymond & Co., and
the "gratuities and rates of commis
sion received by the firm.
The final cause of action deals with
$1,282,841 received by Robert H. Mc
Curdy as commissions from 1886 to
November, 1905, as superintendent of
the foreign department and charges
tnat by reason of unfaithfulness and
neglect by the former president, these
commissions had been allowed at rates
which the enormous increase the for
eign busines*had rendered exorbitant
Finally, the company demands judg
ment against former ex President Mo
Curdy for $3,370,341.66 with interest, as
dajnages for alleged unfaithfulness and
Orr Semes Lawson Charge.
Alexander E. Orr, president of the
New Yoik Life Insurance company, to
day denied accusations that agents of
that company have been giving rebate
on policies and giving away policies in
return for proxies. Mr. Orr said:
"All that has been done is that
agents in the regular operation of busi
ness havten asked for proxies and this
was do^g absolutely without
pens ies fore the six trustees whose tenure of
oflic I am numbered, is without the slightest
foundation in fact.''
The following statement was given
out tonight by the Fowler committee of
the New York Life Insurance company:
"The special committee has no fur
ther duty to perform with respect to
the Hamilton matters or political con
tributions. The committee has nothing
whatever to do with legal proceedings
brought or to be brought with respect
to those matters, as they are in the
hands of counsel acting under the direc
tion of the board or trustees. The
committee is now engaged in the exam
ination of the different departments of
the business of the company."
If the grand jury, which is
investigating some of the condi
tions developed by the recent
legislative investigation leaches the
conclusion that contributions by insur
ance companies to political campaign
committees were made with intent to
deprive or defraud the true owner of
his property, it must find that larceny
This opinion was expressed bv Justice
O'Sullivan in the court of general ses
sions in answer to a presentment" sub
mitted to him by the grand jurors.
Judge O 'Sullivan added that it is not
within the province of the court to say
whether there was criminal intent. That
is a question which the jurors must
determine for themselves. He charged
the ")iirv to make a thoro investigation
and to place the responsibility for such
crimes, if they find that crimes were
You are not to go seeking for shelt
er as an excuse to avoid an unpleasant
duty," he said.
Jerome Has a Plan.
District Attorney Jerome regarded
the judge's words "as equivalent to an
instruction to indict, and he hastened
to propose another plan. He asked
Judge O 'Sullivan to sit as a commit
ting magistrate and hold the officials ac
cused^ so that on habeas corpus the
question of a criminal offense could be
determined by the highest court be
fore indictment. His position was made
plain when he said:
Your honor has in substance so
charged this jury that if they take your
advice rather than mine they will in
dict these people, and I want to place
this thing, before so serious a step is
taken, where a court of final resot can
pass on it."
Mr. Jerome declared that Judge
O'Sullivan had misconceived the sub
ject and that if the court held to its
opinion it would be the duty of the
grand jury to return indictments
against George W. Perkins, former vice
president of the New York Life, for lar
ceny, and against George B. Cortelyou,
chairman, and Cornelius N. Bliss, treas
urer of the republican national commit
tee as receivers of stolen goods.
Asked for a Warrant.
Mr. Jerome informed Judge O'Sulli
van that if he would sit as a magistrate
he would submit affidavits to the acts
committed by George W. Perkins and
would ask for a warrant for his ar
rest. He added that in event of such
a warrant being issued a writ of habeas
corpus would follow and that the case
would' be taken to the highest courts
where the district attorney would retain
Alton B. Paiker as special counsel.
Judge O'Sullivan declined to grant the
warrant, saying that the question
should be passed upon by the grand
SWEDISH WHEAT DUTY STANDS.
Stockholm. March 24 The Swedish
parliament today, by 189 to 173 votes, de
cide maintain unchanged the present
4utyd otno wheat.
LID IS DOWN ON
EVERY RESORT I N MONTANA CITY
I S CLOSED.
Sheriff Quinn Carries Out Order of At
torney General and Seeps Watch to
company That we have
$30,000 andearover in seeking prox
stamp- ou the Evil. */u,t to W4U1UW
Speoial to The Journal.
Butte, Mont., March 24.The click of the lit
tle ivory sphere una the gentle "swish" of the
pasteboards will never again be heard in Butte.
The "lid" ordered by Attorney General Oaleu
has been adjusted and firmly screwed down by
Sheriff J. Quinn, and tor the first time in
many a long year there was no open gambling in
Butte last night. All of the expensively fitted
up gambling establishments were tightly closed.
Patrons wandered up to the tightly "barred doors,
gave the proper number of raps and receiving no
response wandered disconsolately away into the
night. lookouts, croupiers, dealers, casekeep
ers and other habitues of the gambling houses
are packing their suitcases and making prepa
lations to seek a good town" where there's
always 'something doing."
Following the instructions issued Attorney
Generavl Galen, Sheriff Qulnn out an order
that all games mus 9 o'clockit._The
"^really respectedsenandb* hen those
were Accustometdceasetrbefore to their luck at ro
I butions testified to Jjy^Senator latt as chance vieiteodr the gaming houses ther was noth-
i _T io J.T.- -NT IT in
',e game 8
jjQjjjg Tables were found beapea up witfh
chairs and all of the paraphernalia was covered
with dust cloths, or in various stages of prepa
ration for shipment to other place*
No arrests were made and there was no "raid-
ing," as had been popularly expected. The order
was given by the sheriff and that was all that
This is not a temporary spasm. Sheriff Quinn
announces that it is to be permanent.
"It has come to a 6howdown," he said. "The
people want gambling to cease, and I have issued
the order. There will be no reopening. I shall
keep close watch on all of the gambling resorts,
and if an attempt is made to reopen arrests will
MEET IN A CAUCUS
Washington, March 24A joint cau
cus of the republican members of the
senate and house of representatives was
called today to be held in the hall of
the house on Wednesday. April 4, for
the purpose of selecting a congressional
committee to serve during the campaign
of 1906. The call was signed by Sen
ator Allison and Representative Hep
burn, chairman of the caucus commit
tees of the senate and house.
MRS, LONGWORTH HAS
1 LONG-DESIRED AUTO
Journal bipedal Service.
Washyington, March 24.Mrs. Nich
olas Lc/ngworth is the proud possessor
of an I electric carriage? It is a run
about uil for two and the owner
derives* great delight in operating the
Therdb is a question as to whether the
belatM wedding present
is an individual purchase
I is "w^li known thatf the president has
never* expended .ny enthusiasm over
autooratobilas or' electfip carriages. On
the epimtraryy he dislp*s them and has
hesit^t-yfd, about giving his parental con
sent to\ any of hii( children owning
OF CDBA IS DEAD
HavanVft, March 24.General Julio
Sanguily ys dead at his home here. He
gained nip military in the Cuban
1 of 1868titlrising from the
ranks. H\e also took part in the last
Cuban resolution, but in 189f he was
captured Bjy the Spaniards, irho tried
and sentenced him to be imprisoned
for life. Sanguily, however, claimed
American citizenship and thru the in
tervention of the government at Wash
ington he was released. For a time
Sanguily was in bad repute with the
Cuban insurgents, the allegation having
been made that he was in the pay of
the Spanish government and revealed
to it the plans of the Cuban leaders.
He admitted that for a long time prior
to the breaking out of the last insur
rection he was regularly employed in
the Spanish secret service and that the
connection continued for some time af
ter the revolution began, but asserted
that this later connection was only
maintained in order that he might aid
the Cuban cause.
TO CURE A COLD IN ONE DAY.
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. Drug
gists refund money if it fails to cure W.
Groves' signature Is on each box. 25c.
rival soldiers. It was a pitiful story
that the builder of Fort Dixie had to
tell when he was finally pressed to tell
ing it, and it was a brief and commend
able way in which the old commander
of the home settled the dispute. "This
big country," the commander declared,
THE MINNEAPOLIS -JOURNAL. f^^r^f Wafch 24, i^^^^S^SlK 7
Continued From First Page.
read "held for the Standard Oil of
"Very well." replied Judge Priest
with a smile, "make it read that way.
And we also admit for the purposes of
this litigation only, subject to excep
tion, that all the stock of the Waters
Pieree company, standing in the name
of M. M. Van auren, is held in the in
terests of the Standard Oil company of
"Strike out that word, 'interests,'
again," interrupted the Missouri attor
ney general, "and make it read, 'held
for the Standard Oil company of New
Jersey,'and also I want the admission
to read that the stock is now held as
admitted and was also so held during
the time named in the information
The change and admission was re
corded as General Hadley asked.
Back to Rogers.
"Mr. Rogers," resumed Mr. Hadley,
"have you any knowledge of reports
of the business of the Waters-Pierce
company being made to 26 Broadway
I have not."
"Are any reports of that company's
business made to you?"
"Did you ever discuss the business
of the Waters-Pierce company with H.
"Please specify the time," asked
"From 1901 to March, 1905."
I have not
"With any other person!"
I presume I have."
"Can you recall the time or place
such conversations were held?"
I cannot now. That covers a great
deal of time."
"Can you recall any person with
whom you discussed the business of that
company, and can you give the detail
of any conversation you had relative to
the business of the Waters-Pierce com-
Only in a General Way.
I don't think I ever discussed the
details of the business of the Waters
Pierce company. I may have discussed
it as a general proposition or in a gen:
I can't recall now.''
"Did you ever known a Mr, R. H.
I think so."
"What is his present position!"
I may haA^e heard that he was in
Mr. Tilford's office."
"Did you ever hear he was also the
commercial agent of the Waters-Pierce
Oil company with offices at 26 Broad-
I never heard of it."
Mr. Hadley said that pending the pro
duction of certain papers in connection
with the subject he would suspend Mr.
Rogers' examination for the day.
As Mr. Rogers left the stand he
thanked Attorney General Hadley for
his courtesy. ''A nd when will you
want me again?"
I will et you know in ample time,
Mr. Rogers then bowed, shook hands
with Attorney Woilman, who is asso
ciated with Mr. Hadley, and left the
Rockefeller on Stand.
The Old Soldiers' Quarrel.
Holman F. Day, in next Sunday's
Journal, contributes A Belated Echo
from Lookout," an unusual bit of fic
tion, portraying in a humorous vein the
rivalry between two old soldier inmates
of a national soldiers' home. Sergeant
Burke built on the ground of the insti
tution a model fort which he called
Fort Limerick, to which came the wan
dering visitors from all parts of the ^Former Mayor of Philadelphia Is Called
country. One day he found a new manp ^y rjeati!
building another fort farther down the
slope, and'when he quizzed the builder Philadelphia, March 24.Former
he was astounded to hear it called For t' Mayor Samuel H. Ashbridge died early
Dixie. Moreover, its architect declared today at his home in this city from a
he would call it Fort Jeff Davis or Fort complication of diseases. He was 57
Beauregard if he saw fit, and thereupon years of age. Mr. Ashbridge been
ensued a row which was not to be ended
"isn't thinking about the south and,
north today outside these walls
let's not think about them here. Faces
to the front forever! Forward, march 1
"Sir Nigelthe $25,000 Story."
The instalment of "Sir Nigel" in
The Journal's Sunday Magazine next
Sunday contains the description of the
beginning of a tremendous duel be
tween thirty English and thirty French
followers. The Knolles party were at
Ploermel, when it was learned that the
Kings had declared a truce, which, of
course, did away with further "of-
ficial" fighting. But the ardor of the
whilom combatants was so *nquencha
ble that they fixed up a duel between
thirty on a side, for the sole purpose of
worshipfully winning worship. Alas!
Nigel was the first to fall but he was
not killed, and so the readers may look
for further tidings of him. The scene
closes before the duel is half fought.
A citizen^J^^otarado has offered
$2,500 in prizf^or growing an acre of
grain from cth*ce selected seed, con
sidering quantity and quality, to the
schoolboys and girls of that state un
der 18 years of age. The Journal of
Education says thisns the first offer of
the kind, but it is the beginning of a
line of inspirational prizes that is likely
William G. Rockefeller, son of Wil
liam Rockefeller, was then called to the
stand. He said*3te is assistant treasurer
of the Standard v)il company of New
Jersey and resides in New York city.
Asked who is the treasurer of the
Standard Oil company, Mr. Rockefeller
said W. H. Tilford is.
"Do you know H. M. Tilford?"
"What is his business?"
I don't know his business."
"Who is the president of the Stan
dard Oil company?"
I have always understood my uncle
"You refer to John D. Rockefeller?"
"What is your father's connection
with the Standard Oil company?"
"He is vice president."
The witness denied that he had any
connection with the Standard Oil com
pany of Indiana and also that he had
any knowledge of any reports having
been made to anyone at 26 Broadway
concerning the business of the Waters
Pierce Oil companv, the Republic Oil
company or the Standard Oil of In
Mr. Rockefeller also denied that he
was a director of the Standard Oil
company of New Jersey, or a stockhold
er in either or anv of the Standard Oil
companies, or that he had any knowl
edge of the business affairs of the three
That ended the testimonv of Mr.
Rockefeller and he was excused from
An adjournment was asked for by
Mr. Hadley, who said he had sub
poenaed a lot of memorandum books
and data that would greatly facilitate
the examination of the next witnesses
and the remainder of Mr. Rogers
animation. For that reason and to give
time to produce the books and data he
day. This was granted by Commissioner
by any single encounter between two conditiond
ASHBRIDOE PASSES AWAY
&\ health for several monthshad but his
diremainen iw davn ago whe he became uncon
so to the tim
the city's serv- twenty.thre He was ap
major until 1903.
Tne senate confirmed the following nominations
of postmasters. MichiganD. P. McMullen, Che
boygan C. W. Browne, Mason. P. Kruger. St
Ignace. MinnesotaJ. A.
U. Thujer, Siaing Valley, A,. Goss. wa
baaha W. H. Nichols, BeUe Plaine, B.
I Holte, Starbuek. S i Gordon, Jr Brown Val
ley. North DakotaA. S. Ellingson, Northwood.
WisconsinW. S. Gutzboe, Kiel,
ltepreseutative Steeuerson has recommended
1) J. Cooper for postmaster at Dent, Ottertail
Senator Nelson and Kepresentatfves Buckman
and Bede bad conference yesterday afternoon
about changes in the boundaries of the Minne
sota forest reserve, with special reference to
Mr. Ptachott's expressed willingness to relinquish
about 30.000 acres around Cass Lake. Sentiment
was favorable to the acceptance of this proposal.
It is probable a bill fc* this purpose will be
introduced shortly, and the conference with
Plnohott proposed for next week will not be
Representative McCleary has secured an order
from the postoffice department for an examina
tion of Murray. Nobles and Rock counties with
a view to establishing full rural mail service in
these counties. Service is already in operation
or ordered established la the other eight coun
ties in the second district.
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lour druggist wul refuad money If PAZO OINT-
MBVT falls to cur* jrou la fl to days. Mt.
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mark on the sole. Best dealers.
Continued From First Page.
word. It is punishable by death. We
have got so used to superlatives, our
own racy tongue is become so de
bauched that we have no superlatives
"The senate of the United Stateti
is it a treasonable body? Because some
men are there who ought not to be
theresome who bought their position
shall we say the governors of our
body politic are guilty of treason!
Base men are there. But when the
bright, breezy sentiments of modern
newspaper life you assert
treason, you either lie or misconceive
the meaning of the English language.
Safety in the Senate.
'Take this treasonable, body that
would strike down our national life and
contrast it with
against it, not one man was able to
popular branch said we must do some
thing whether we understand it or not.
The Steffens System.
"My friend Lincoln Steffens blows
into a state and in three weeks has
it torn up for his magazine. He is
sincere, but I can't forget he wrote
headlines once at police headquarters,
lie can't forget it, either. I have
lived here all my life. I should hesi
tate to serve up New York as he in
three weeks serves up a state.
I met a gentleman of large experi
ence on 'yellows'now he's on a maga
zinewhat a sad transit. He told me
they had an editorial conference, that
they had talked for two hours and
hadn't been able to find anything bad
enough to expose. Then they woke up
and thought perhaps there was some
good left and determined to build up
their magazine on that basis.
I met James Bryce on his last visit
here. His belief in our future was in
refreshing contrast to the opinion of
the literary free-lances, who, for $4,000
a year, are engaged in turning up the
baseness of the American people.
Praises Honest JPapers.
Now, gentlemen, much of this is
due to newspapers and again much of
it is not. One or two stand as vultures
that seek their carrion, seek it with the
sense of recorgnition. Others try to be
clean and right. Standing before these
others, however, is the financial suc
cess of these two papers. The people
demand hot sttDf at so much per and
their needs are met by these publica
tions. These papers play in the guise
of leading p"hlic.opinion.* have no,
words but WBtds "or praise'for honest,
"In our daw, criticism of ptfblic offi
cers is rightHstinging criticism, if it
be just. But lt me illustrate concrete
ly the type of paper that would mold
public opinion and yet be actuated by
base motives. Concrete illustrations
come back so much better than beauti
ful sentiments, as I remarked today to
Statements Were False.
I was investigating a certain large
corporation of this city. The city edi
tor of a paper came to me with an
article in galley pioof about it. Tie
statements in the article were false. I
told him the report of my accountants,
tho not yet finished, howed that. Now,
it isn't a rule for city editors to visit
public officials. Public officials some
times go to them with their hat in their
hand. I said it waB an unqualified
falsehood, so far as my investigation
went. His reply was they were going
to publish it anyhow.
There was a man in those days,
since become borough president, a yel
low dog without courage. A certain
man or this newspaper wrote to him:
There is going to be something doing.'
He wrote: 'Go short such and such a
stock.' This borough president, I am
informed, did so for the account of this
newspaper man. Then in a few days an
article was published. Then in a day
or twp the borough president, to ingrati
ate himself with the strong financial
elements concerned, turned over to them
the letter from the citv editor. This
financier had it photographed. And
then, gentlemen, a certain n*an, who
roams over the face of the earth and
has been in many wars, went to this
not becomeup alarming untiel
gentleman and said: 'If you
T&'JE ^T^^L^L??^ fairlyu always with you in the future
pi at we'll deal
And this capitalisat gave uep the letter
From that day to this the paper has
vied with the other 'yellow' in exploit
ing him in headlines, banging him as
hard as it could.
The Insurance Oases.
"Gentlemen, these are facts. Let
me give you some more. Another time
a great newspaper goes to a certain law
yer. 'You represent insurance graft-
ers,' it said. 'Turn up something on
the district attorney now that he has in
terests in Wall street and we'll say
something nice in the paper.' I hap
pened that the man was a gentleikan,
but a shadow was cast on the whole
profession. And in the offices of that
newspaper written in large letters on
the wall, are the words: 'Accuracy,
terseness.' Accuracy,' while the city
editors are speculating and going short
on Metropolitan Street Bailway stoek.
"Gentlemen," said Jerome, bringing
his fist down with a bang on the table,
"it is because a grand jury would indict
these men with or without evidence
that*there is one public official in New
York who will not permit them to in
dict without evidence.
"They would have put Jacob Schiff
in the dock. "Was I mistaken or did I
hear a voice in the night 1 Was I mis
taken when I was handed an opinion by
this ex-chief justice (Parker) that this
man was not evil, but the reverse!
Did he get money for that or did be
honestly Delieve it. I have that opinion
in my desk. So much for cheap, clap
trap plays, even if they come from tne
sage of Esopus.
I am going to see those who come
within the criminal law punished, but
the way to convict is to do so with evi
dence, not as Judge Parker aays, by
availing of public clamor.
"Gentlemen, the real terror is not
what has been told. The real evil of
this insurance situation is that some
eighteen or twenty men control hun
dreds of millions of quick-moving as
sets and can sit in their club and can
make the game of finance a brace game
if they want to. The great evil is in
that. If can't pick ou eighteen
or twentyyou men ao good thet power of
With the president, who thinks every Conceive how little the educated man
yearning can be constitutionally en- thinks when the editor writes an edi-
acted into law, with the house of rep
resentatives typified by William Sulzer,
the "friend of the people," where
would there be safety unless in the
United States senate?
I hold no brief to defend the in
dividual senators, but there are many i you will all join this crisis* Not halt,
men there who were there when we but steady.'
were at our mothers' breasts, who love
their country and who Would betray it
no sooner than David Graham Phillips
would. The railroads are bad. They
ought to be checked, but not by some
thing those who vote for it don't un
derstand. If that is the way to govern,
give me a benevolent despotism.
Makes bread in an hour-^
no standing over night.
OVAL BAMWQ EQwOew OO., NtW VOK.
one billion and a half dollars should
not be intrusted to them.
Hearst and "TJnspeakables."
I feel bitterly, my friends, in on*
there is wayont personally, but that so many!
should be swept off their feet by suen
circumstances as these that educated
men should bark down the pike like
halfbred curs led away by Hearst and
other unspeakables. 1 Mr.
Pulitzerhe is getting old and cannot
check up the actions of his hirelings
by popular opinion,
+v, W -*-i 'Pfl
the Hepburn bill. Seven men.voted
J5S to rely on for the conduct of his papefc
"t~l to rely on for the conduct of his paper*
vi Arre wee going to resort to govern^
understand it. But the 'yellows' said I newspapers? If so public wil
we must have something doing so your
lose their nerve. They forget they
pu in office to use their iudg
and not the judgments of editors.
torial addressed to the district attorney
appealing to him on his reputation. The
district attorney that is moved by this
commits a crime.
Gentlemen, it is up to you. I leave
with you the sentiment in which I hope
TRUST FIASCO IS
Continued From First Page.
field report, made in the way which
aroused so much antagonism, was di
rected by the president and the attor
ney general, who wanted to comply
with the joint resolution of congress or
dering the investigation, but in doing so
did not want to interfere with the more
serious work of serving indictments,
then under full swing.
The Gulp International.
Garfield, in Chicago, in other words,
merely accepted what the packers wera
willing to tell him of their own accord,
and based his report upon these state
ments. He purposely refrained from
asking any question which would brin^
up the question of immunity, and dur
ing the entire investigation "was guard
ed from day to day by telegraphic in
structions, sometimes coming from th
attorney general and sometimes from
the president in person.
The administration had gone over the
question of immunitv in the light of
all the statutes, and concluded as a
matter of law that the seeming com
pliance made by Garfield with the joint
resolution of congress would not furnish
a sufficient basis from which to permit
the packers later on to claim immunity.
The Humphrey Decision.
A few days ago came the decision of
Judge Humphrey, to the effect that tb
Garfield inq?ry, intended by the ad
ministration to be a blind and at
the same time as an outward compli
ance mith the order of congress, had
had the effect of giving immunity to all
the individuals appearing before it to
Today the department of justice i
understood to have made up'its mind
that there is no appeal from that de
cision to a higher court. So the pro
ceedings against the packers, notwith
standing the ^rell-laid plans of the ad
ministration, have all fai^d for it i
not believed that the govenwnent will
consent to any proceeding agaHst the
packing-house corporations as such.
Such a proceeding would be worse than
useless, for it would in no sense ac
complish the desired result.
Congress Again to Blame.
Congress is to blame in another re
spect. For the past fifteen years, o*
even longer, the attorney general, once
a year, in his regular report to the
president, and the president from time
to time during that same period, in
his messages to congress, have strongly
urged that legislation be enacted giving
the government the right f appeal in
certain cases within which the Humph
rey decision falls. These repeated rec
ommendations have been studiously ig
nored, and no legislation has been en
The government, therefore, must ae
cept the Humphrev opinion as the law
for the present moment, and probably
drop the proceedings against the pack
ers, worked up with so much industry
and pains and also much cost of time
As to Judge Humphrey.
Judge Humphrev was assigned to
this case at his own request. He does
not belong to the district in which the
case was tried. His appointment to the
federal bench was made in 1901. by
President McKinlev, at the request of
Senator Cullom, whose term as senator
is now about expiring, and who is en
gaged in a desperate contest for re
So far as anvone in Washington has
been informed. Judge Humphrey did
not consult with Judges Bethea, Lan
dis, Grosscup or Kohlsaat, on the Chi
cago district benches, and these gen
tlemen did not know what his decision
would be until it had been handed
The administration was so certain
that the decision could only *e made
in one way, namely, in favor of the
government, that plans had already
been laid for the continuation of# the
when the adverse decision
rought al plans to a standstill. To
say that the decision was a surprise in
Washington is to state the case with
FATING BANK DEPOSITORS.
Chicago, March 24 D D. Healy. receiver fBf
the Bank of America, announced today that hf
was ready to pay a further 80 per cent dividend
on account of deposits in the defunct bank, mak
ing a total pajment of 70 per cent.
Chicago. March 24 Emll Trefsgej^of Peoria
won the speed typewriting contest aBVthe busi
ness show at the Coliseum last night by writing
4.005 words lu an bou-. He defeated Chifrlei
McGuerrin who. since the St. Louis world**
fair, has claimed to be the haroiio speed
writer of the world.
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