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THE BEEF TRUST
TO BE REOPENEO
!Roosevelt Administration Is
Undaunted by the"Humph-
Recent Dictum, If It Stood,
Would Close Bureau
Readjustment of All Anti
Trust Action Is Now
Packers Still Violating the
Law, So Indictments
By W. W. Jermane.
ASHINGTON, March 24.The
purpose of the administration
to begin all over again its
campaign against the beef trust, and
laboriously build up another condition
of affairs that will warrant another
batch of indictments, is regarded here
it is exceedingly unlikely, good lawyers
as to immunities will ever be indorsed
by another federal judge sitting in th
Without impugning Judge Humph
rey's motives in the least degree, and
I while cheerfully giving him credit for
that honesty of intention which shduld
characterize the federal bench, it may
be said without the danger of denial
that his immunity decision has sur
prised and humiliated the administra
tion almost beyond expression. ,-TAat
1 any other judge in the -future^ will
make a^similar deeisid^^nlieV ti liim?
'ilar set of facts, is regarded her* as
I Must "Close Up Shop.**
If the Humphrey decision, is to be
come the rule of._the federal courts, the
government must close the bureau of
corporations and dismiss all the officers
of that bureau. The? decision has dis
arranged all plans for trust prosecu
tions, and compelled a readjustment of
trust investigation, policies generally.
But this readjustment will be only tem
It is the purpose of the administra
ition ultimately to proceed de novo, the
I same as if Judge Humphrey had not
jspoken, on the assumption that, when a
case similar in all essentials to that
just decided is again put up to the fed
eral courts, the government's conten
tions will be sustained.
This policy will be adopted because
the government is perfectly clear in its
own mind that Judge Humphrey's de
cision while honestly made, is not good
law, and therefore will not be taken as
the rule by the courts.
Another Structure Possible.
His decision has had the effect of
giving the Chicago packers immunity
for the present, and hasAorn down the
government's carefully planned struc
ture of criminal prosecution. But an
other structure can be built upon the
foundations of the old one.
The- packers are still violating the
'law, and indictments can be secured
(again independently of Mr. Garfield,
nust as they were secured before, and
that they are to be so secured is the
Stout determination of the president
'and all his advisers.
Tf the packers think the president is
down and out, they are mistaken. It is
believed here that his campaign against
them is to be all the more aggressive
because of this temporary backset.
MRS. YOAKUM RACING
TO HEGE SICK HUSBAND
Wife and Children of the Rock Island
Head Are on a Train Speeding to New
By Publishers' Press.
S CITY Mo., March 24.-
The specia fro
nia the chil
dren of B. F. Yoakum, chairman of the
executive committee of the Rock Island
and Frisco systems, arrived in Kansas
City at 12:40 o'clock this afternoon.
Only a few minutes' delay was expe
I Mrs. Yoakum and the children are
racing across the countrv to the bedside
of Mr. Yoakum, who is in a New York
hospital, where he underwent an opera
tion for appendicitis.
PALLIS IS FIRE-SWEPT.
Guthrie, Okla., March 24.Fire to
day gutted the business section of
Fallis, the site of the Iowa Indian capi
tal and one of the historic Indian towns
of Oklahoma. All the buildings were
completely destroyed. There was little]
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CHARLES A. PEABODY,
Head of Mutual Life, Who Is About
Peabody, to Resign from
Mutual Life, Threatens
to "Tell AIL'1
New York Herald Special Service.
EW YORK, March 24.Charles
A. Peabody, president of the
Mutual Life Insurance com
pany, has informed one of his
most intimate friends that he in
tends to resigsn the presidency just
say, that Judge Humphrey's decision farthest, it will take effect by June 1.
President Peabody's desire to resign
is occasioned by the suits which have
brought against Richard A. Me
Cu?dy. President McCurdy informed
the Truesdale committee before the
suits were begun that if he was sued
successor. His resig-
us the only proper determination to company's affairs in order to turn his
be reached. It is so regarded because
he can. sufficiently put the
offic occur at any time At the
for restitution, he would tell all he
knew about the company and would
spare .no one^ It is known that he will
charge that only a small portion of the
enormous commissions paid to Raymond
& Co. w^nt into the pockety & the mem
bers of that firm', ^and that, In re^ity^
t& firm "wa&rcfi tor-^^pt^ol&rotf
enriehiag the trustees. He will allege
that whenever a trustee secured a poli
cyholder for the Mutual he received
the full commission and the renewal
commissions likewise, but that on the
books of the company it appears as
having been paid to Eaymond & Co.
McCurdy to Return.
Mr. McCurdy will return from Eu
rope to be present in person when the
eases are tried in court. He is in close
touch with Andrew Field, the Mutual's
former executive agent. Mr. Field is
a stanch adherent of Mr. McCurdy's
and is said to have placed at his dis
posal all the information which he pos
Said a membeT of the McCurdy fam
ily today: "People have thought An
drew Hamilton has told a great deal
Well, we'll begin where Andrew Ham
ilton left off. It's no longer a question
of who among the trustees was not at
fault, but of who will keep out of jail."
The board of trustees of the Mutual
is said to be in full dissension. It was
said today by a prominent insurance
man that the trustees would have re
frained from bringing the McCurdy
suits at all if they had dared brave
Big Explosion Soon.
It is freely prophesied in Wall street
that there is bound to be a big explo
sion soon. It is frankly said that Presi-
Members of Board Almost
Fight for Chance to Sub
scribe to Fund.
All Eager to Give City
Mighty Boost in Race
IVB THOUSAND DOLI/ARS raised
in thirty minutes was the enthu
siastic performance of the Min
neapolis Real Estate board last night.
This amount is but the beginning of a
fund for the use of the board's execu
tive committee in exploiting Minne
apolis before the world.
So enthusiastic did the members be
come that personal subscriptions were
raised one, two and three times before
the individual firms represented were
content with what they had done. Once
underway, the board did not cease with
the $5,000 subscription, but raised an
other $2,000 in a short time for other
purposes of exploitation.
Not a Laggard.
The dinner meeting of the board at
the Hotel Nicollet was the most impor
tant in issues discussed and in enthu
siasm shown for the city's interest ever
held in either the first or second chap
ters of the board's existence. Seventy
five members were present and each
one responded spontaneously to the
spirited presentation by President W.
Y. Chute of the subject for considera
tion at this special meeting. Addresses
by George D. Dayton, Will 8. Jones and
others added to the fire of enthusiasm
which swept the assemblage.
Walter 1*. Badger presented the orig
inal motion which resulted in raising
a special fund of $5,000 to advertise
Minneapolis. He emphasized the fact
that the contributions were an invest
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MINNEAPOLIS MINNESOTA, SUN BAY MORNING, MARCH
a gift to anyone.
"Remember,'' he said, "we are giv
ing this to ourselves."
That the members of the poard be
lieve fhorejy in advertising was. shown,
by the ^o^^^ssSwith'-'which the^ufl|l
.mounted by ^eaps1
and 1otittal tar!t$e
maximm6#$55OG0. -So rapidly dM 4&e
subscriptions and., raises of subscrip
tions pour in that Secretary H. F. New
hall was swamped.
Experience Is Helpful.
The meeting was undoubtedly a cru
cial point in the history of the board.
The effect of the several junkets that
the board has taken for investigation
of other cities was clearly traced, and
in one swoop the members gave sub
stantial evidence of their supreme con
fidence in Minneapolis as it is today,
and in its glorious future.
For four solid hours questions of ut
most importance were earnestly dis
cussed an action taken on several
points that will redound to the credit
of the city when the summer influx
of tourists is on. A meeting, of the ex
ecutive committee was held immediate
ly after adjournment of the board, to
crystallize some of the suggestions made
in the special session.
Swat at Sign Boards.
Walter A. Eggleston put in substantial
form a sentiment which is rapidly
forming against the indiscriminate and
injudicious use of sale sign boards on
vacant property, and a resolution look
ing to the regulation of the matter will
be considered at the next meeting.
Six members were elected to member
ship as follows: W. H. Sulflow, with
T. A. Jamieson N. F. Hawley, with the
Farmer",",'" & Mechanics' Savings' bank
J. B. Sutherland and S. S. Staring
HOW SQFT COAL STRIKE
MENACE AFFECTS CITIES
At present the soft coal miners alone are threatened with a strike,
tho the trouble may invade the anthracite fields. The following table
shows how soon there would he a famine in fuel in the principal cities
if the soft coal mines were tied up:
Nearly all in transit.
GOVERNOR CHABX.ES MAOOON,
Who, Rumor Says, Will Not Return
to the Isthmus.
MAGOON MAY NOT
RETURN TO PANAMA
Isthmians Hear Rumor That Governor
Will Remain in States and Be Suc
ceeded by Cooke.
New York Herald Special Service.
A NAMA, March 24.The rumor is
prevalent here that Governor
Magoon will not return, and that
Thomas M. Cooke, customs collector,
will be made governor, and that the
office of minister will' be combined
with that of consul general. Arnold
Shanglin, now consu|l general, ii... popu
lar and such an arrangement would
snit Panama people very well.
i ,,,,ui| u.t
Cities, Per Week.
New York 120,000
THE CONGRESS BOYS AND, Trite NEEDED COMMODITY,
am and His FriendsWhere in thunier are those boys we sent for that alcohol?
St. Louis 114,000
San Francisco 17,500
New Orleans 25,000
Kansas City 42,000
St. Paul 23,000
Columbus t.. 35,0Q0
Syracuse ..T ,7,500
Fall River l\: 7,500
Omaha ....I..... 45,000
Los Angeles-, Nominalt
DECLARES OH. KING
Henry H. Rogers Says John D. Rocke
feller Is Possessed by Fears as to
0 The 'Journal.
EWJTORK, March 24.HenryjL
"Bogers'"?pa4e ttbe declaration
that John D. Rockefeller is a
hypochondriac, possessed by fears as
to his physical condition, on leaving the
witness stand at today's hearing before
United States Commissioner Sanborn,
in' the Missouri case.
He was asked: "Is it true that John
D. Rockefeller is as seriously ill as
"Well, I haven*t seen him for a.year
or so," he replied. "You know he
always was a hypochondriac. But I
guess there's nothing wTong with him
YOUNGSTERS SPELL DOWN
OLD FOLKS IN CONTEST
Twenty High School Pupils Win from
Elders who Stumble Over Trifles Wke
Special to The Journal.
FAIR SUNDAY. WITH SLOWL
O AliiSTRIK E ALMOS SURE
BNAL BREA DUE MONDAY
IOWA, March 24,r-Twenty
"old folks" of Sibley found
themselves no match
900,000 950,000 400,000
80,000 50,000 40,000
NDIANAPOLIS, Ind., March 24.
The deadlock conference of the
bituminous operators and miners
finally was broken this afternoon. It
was agreed on both sides that no set
tlement can be reached by the joint
A mutual understanding exists that
the whole matter will be referred on
Monday to a joint conference of miners
and operators for final disposal. The
negotiations probably will be brought
to an end there within a few hours.
Strike Almost Certain.
This makes a strike almost certain,
altho F. L. Bobbins may decide to carry
his fight for peace into the large con
vention. "If he does," said A. J.
Mooreshead of Illinois, "the result will
The program now is for a short meet
ing of the joint scale committee Mon
day morning. A formal motion of ad
journment then will be put. The joint
convention probably will not be assem
bled before Monday afternoon. It will
hear the report of the scale committee
a!nd determine whether negotiations are
to be continued or ended at once. The
convention may order the scale com
mittee to go out once more and make
an effort to reach' agreement, but
this is regarded as unlikely.
The opinion prevails tonight that a
final disruption between the operators
and miners will occur Monday after
With contracts affecting more than
300,000 miners) in the country expiring
within a weeK, the bituminous opera-*
tors are occupying the time of the joint
ceaference -here in- ipiarrehf of',yfo*rv
sonal nature among themselves.
Four hours were spent today in vitu
perative exchanges, while the miners'
representatives on the scale committee
looked on in amusement. The issue ap
parently has changed to a dispute be
tween the two factions of the mine
owners instead of a difference between
the operators and miners.
President Mitchell is anxious to con
sult with the anthracite operators be
fore breaking off the, business of the
sharper wits of an eO,ual number of the
rising generation in a spelling match the anthracite regions, provided he can
here tonight. The product of the local
high school stood a bombardment of
polysyllables without winking an eye
lash, while their elders succumbed on
such mere trifles as parallelopipe-
don." Eleven of the high school schol
ars, fresh and eager for the fray, were
on the floor when the last of the old
ones, Dr. H. Neill, spelled "Arkansas"
with a "w" and sat down.
to meet George F. Baer and David
Willcox of the anthracite .operators'
Mitchell Has a Plan.
It is said that Mr. Mitchell has a
proposition to make to the hard coal
men's chief which, if accepted, would
serve as a club over the bituminous,v
operators who are standing out against
the proposition is not known, but it is
reported President Mitchell is willing
to offer a renewal of the old scale in
secure an agreement in the bituminous
fields on a basis of 5.55 per cent ad
Much talk was indulged in today by
operators and miners concerning the
effect on the situation if the miners
should accede to Mr. Robbins* demands
that a separate agreement be signed
with the Pittsburg Coal company and
other Robbins concerns.
URE MONDAY, RAIN.
80 PAGESPRICE 5 CENrS.
Mitchell Still Has a Plan for
Peace, but Strike
NEW YROK LIFE
Sensational Charges of Use^
of Money to Inflict
Insurance Investigators Find
Queer Item in Com
Three Thousand Dollars Al
leged to Have Gone to
Three Americans Appeal
from Death Sentence for
New York Herald Special Service.
bituminous conference, it is said, ana' _.
J. XT -*T i party for official influence, and the re-
wished to make a trip to New York
YORK, March 24.Charges
a sensational nature that
President Roosevelt has been
appealed to to save the lives of C. T.
Richardson, Dr. C. S. Harle and Willis
Meredith, American insurance swind
lers, now under sentence of death in I
Mexico, are made in a report now in
the hands of R. B. Folk, controller and
insurance commissioner of Tennessee,
and member of the independent com
mittee of investigators, representing
Tennessee, Minnesota, Kentucky, Ne
braska and Wisconsin, who recently
made a thoro examination of the expen
ditures of the New York Life Insurance,
The misuse of money by legal repre
sentatives of the New York Life in
order to influence a verdict which car
ries a death penalty is made by Charles
P. .WoffordV one of the examiners em
ployed by the committee. In auditing
tihe account of Edward O'Bryan of
Chicago, western attorney of the New
York Life, Mr. Wofford found some
payments of money which were not ex
plained. Mr. Wofford called on Mr.
O'Bryan for an explanation and in his
asked him particularly in refer
ence to the $3,000 item and he said he
used this in* employing an attorney (in
addition to the one already in the case),
a relative of the judge before whom
the parties were to be tried. A portion
of this amount also went to another
suit that they succeedej in gettin.
C. T. Richardson, Dr. C. 8. Harle and
Willis Meredith sentenced by the judge
on Nov. 21, to be shot."
Officials of the New York Life de
clared today that Mr. O 'Bryan was not
connected with the case, and that not a
dollar was paid him on account of this
for President Roosevelt to intervene.
Scheming to Cut Off Ger
many by Arrangement
Special Onble to The' Journal.
March ol the
most collateral devel
opments of th Algeciras con
ference is a general entente between
Great Britain and Austria-Hungary,
arising indirectly from the exchange of
view between the London and Vienna
governments concerning Morocco.
It is understood that Sir Edward
Grey, British foreign secretary, mind-,
ful of the early expiration of the term
for which the triple alliance was last
renewed, is planning a special agree
ment, the conditions of which will still
further isolate Germany, tho not pre
venting a further renewal of the drei
bund for purposes strictly limited. An
entente is not, of course, an alliance,
but it is a very effective substitute for
It is also evident that Germany's
methods of pushing her North African
aspirations have resulted in a distinct
fusing of interests by Russia and Spain
with the Anglo-French partnership.
Spain, whose people have entirely
resented Germany's policy of regard
ing Spanish interests and influences as
negligible quantities, has thrown in
her lot with France with an enthusiasm
that makes Teutonic diplomacy recog
nize its initial tactlessness. Meanwhile
Italy, altho observing the utmost dis
cretion at Algeciras, is proclaiming by
I a hundred tongues her sympathy with
the French p^ogram*^