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OVER LAND FRAUDS
Upheaval in Hitchcock's Depart
ment to Follow Ex-
BOBBERY OF GOVERNMENT
AIDED IN LAND OFFICE
Unfaithful Subordinates Said to
Journal Special Service.
Washington, Nov. 23.There is brew
ing a scandal in connection with the
administration of the general landof
fice, which promises to be fully as
sensational as anything* yet revealed.
Facts are coming to light showing
the existence of stupendous frauds in
the operation of the landoffiee by
which the government has been cheated
out of millions of acres of valuable
lands. Not only is an effort being
made to secure the restoration of the
lands to the public domain, but the
general landoffiee, including its agents,
receivers and inspectors, is to be thor
ply reorganized. Honesty of admin
istration is to be the watchword.
It is considered remarkable that
Secretary Hitchcock, handicapped as he
has been by unfaithful subordinates,
subjected to immense political pressure
and frequently compelled to justify by
evidence and argument actions he has
taken, has been able to ferret out the
fraud and to punish the men guilty of
it. But tho the secretary has dug
deep, the full extent of the system
which he was undermining has' been
revealed only within the last few
It is alleged officials of the general
landoffiee have held up papers in or
der to facilitate the transaction of un
derhand business, and even destroyed
Have Powerful Influence.
Frequently the secretary has received
information from outside sources show
ing orders not approved had been is
sued. The affairs of this office have
been run with a high hand, and it has
been almost impossible for the head
of the department to bring the offend
ers to justice because of the powerful
influence they exercised.
It is predicted that when the. full
truth about the land situation is known
there will be a sensation which will
astound the country.
BLAMES VANITY AND PRIDE
Agricultural Expert Offers Solution of
Journal Bpeoial Service.
Washington, Nov. 23.Pride and
vanity on ^the part 'of the individual
rather than an increase in tie dost of
raw products or manufactured, cause
the present high prices for foodstuffs,
according to Dr. L. E. Grand Powers,
agricultural expert of the census bu
"People nowadays, I mean average
people, common people, if you will, in
sist upon having the best of every
thing," said Dr. Powers.
"The workingman insists upon the
finest cuts of meats and he buys better
meat, perhaps, than the salaried or
professional man. He doesn't sub
scribe to the shinbone doctrine of Ed
ward Atkinson. He has a feeling that
he is as good as anybody else, and
this feeling asserts itself in his pur
chases. That is vanity.
"Y ou remember the time, perhaps
when a man who wanted to buy a
steak threw his basket over his arm
and went to the grocery after it. But
he won't carry a bundle now. His
meat must be sent to him. That is
SERAGUSA MADE THREATS
State Presents Damaging Evidence
Against Italian Band.
Special to The Journal.
Ellsworth, Wis., Nov. 23.The testi
mony of Jacob Schultz, foreman of the
crew of Italians who killed Contable
Isaac at Prescott, brought out a new
phase of the case, now on trial before
Judge Helms here. Schultz testified
that Seragusa, the leader of the Italians
and principal defendant, told him at
noon the day of the killing that if
Isaac returned in the afternoon to ar
rest any of the men he woul kil him.
and that Joh F.
dt one of the crewodwasl very l**
helfful to the prosecution.
60 DIE ON ST. LAWRENCE
Long List of Casualties During Recent
Season of Navigation.
Chatham, N. B., Nov. 23.More than
halt a hundred lives were lost and
nearly a score of vessels were swept to
destruction on treacherous reefs and
sandbars of the gulf and river St. Law
rence during the season of navigation
now drawing to a close.
Of sixty persons who perished in
these waters in the past year, nearly
fifty met death this month, the most
disastrous to shipping in the Stl Law
rence in a dozen years. The financial
losses aggregated a quarter of a mil
The majority of those who perished
were lost from square-rigged vessels of
SON ELOPED HE tAUGHS
Mayor Tom Johnson of Cleveland Says
It Is Old Story.
Special to The Journal.
been secretly mar-
I2h i 1,
ked in North Tarrytown, N. to JUlss Emma
*ii..u.ieu nattier, yoang Johnson's sister's maid
railed to astonish Mayor Tom Johnson, who.
.i laughed uproariouslis
astho he consideredAshin it a good joke*
heartily to the re
yer s- you say they haye re
porter, -that's an bid story. They've been
S cently been marriedc why. then must harse
done it all againJohnson'sthey"St.e that's all.
Majo positiv state
w. b. church-at North Twrytown Iff certain
NoT- 23-Society In Cleveland is
mystiaed by the conflicting reports of tbe^date
the ceremony. Mrs, Johnson has refused to
SSfSS **Mta*.,m showed clearlyt to re
coI1sre days were spen in the
shn waesn aware it had place
to^drive a fast touring car to engaging in busi-
BIO nrHERITANCE TAX.
Winona, Mine., NOT. 24.County Treasnrer
Ben Knlmer toflLf receired an inheritance tax
amounting to 5*4,026.68 on the estate of the late
X. lyf-t^l J
WIELDS THE MOGK-RAKE
SECRETARY E. A. HITCHCOCK,
Chief of the Interior Department, Who
WORK OF ENEMIES,
Graft Allegations False, Declares
New York, Nov. 23.Mavor Eno-arm I receivedn" information
E. Schmitz of San FranS who?Z
rived here today on the steamer Pa
tricia, said there was absolutely no
truth in the charges made against him!7- i
and that he will crA afi
and that he will go to Sa Francisco
and court the fullest inquiry.
When Mr. Schmitz'was shown news
papers containing reports of the
payers the ^r""00
charges against him in San Francisco
"There is not a scintilla of truth in
the charges. The fact is, it is an at-
t~_ Manchester.. Ho hopes, the German 1 ffii
government will grant him a
last spring were found.
~.^^v,^v,ou^x uopeB.tne werman
government will grant him a subsidy
The kaiser inspected Hoffman's ma
chine, in which he displayed .interest.
POWER DAM ALMOST READY
Work on Big Plant at St. Croix Falls
Special to The Journal.
St. Croix Falls, Wis., Nov. 23.
Water was turned thru four of the
penstocks of the great power dam here
today This, however, is only to. clear
the water above of rubbish. The work
of concreting the tunnels has been
rushed while the work was in progress
the water was entirely shut off below 1
the dam and many took advantage of 5
the situation to walk across the bed of
the rapids, where several pieces of ma
chinery washed out of the cofferdams
BIG SHIP AT FAULT
Kaiser Wilhelm Should Have Heeded
Cherbourg, NOT. 23.The preliminary inTesti
gation made by the captain of the port Into tho
cause of the collision Wednesday night be
tween the Nortch- German Lloyd steamer, Kaiser
Wilhelrm derrin Grosse. and the British Royal MaU
JSifiv i J*
Prosecuting Attorney Punishes Parent
for Not Keeping Walks Clean.
Newa Conn., NOT. 23.This city boasts'
23Announcement that hie
seems to establish the fact
Germa Lloyd steamer. Kaiser:
Wtthelm der Grosse, will be repaired here, and'
it is estimated that two weeks must elapse be
fore is again for sea
second-cabinready and steerag.e passengers 'of
the Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse will sail for
New York Sunday on the North German Lldyd
steamer Rhein. and the first-cabin passengers
will leave Cherbourg for New York tomorrow on
the American line steamer St. Paul and the
French line steamer La Lorraine.
Paris NOT. 23^According to the advices re
ceived by the officers here of the North Ger
man Lloyd company, the captain of the Kaler
Wilhelm der Grosse, damaged in collision with
the Orinoco off Cherbourg. Nov. 21, insists
that he gave the proper signals and that the
Orinoco is to blame for the accident.
PINES HIS OWN FATHER
cutin attorney in Charles
Mitchell.. He. has fined hi3 own father for not I
keeping his sidewalk clean He fined Mavor!
Landers, too. As the supreme exhibition of Ws
civic courage. Prosecutor MitcheU Issued a wax
rant for himself, but It was not.served.
THIRD AUTO VICTIM .^E^
.One of Women with Tom Cooper Dies
Journal Special Service.
New York, Nov. 23.-Helen Lambert, an ac
tress, who was in the auto smasbup in Central
park on Monday night, in which Tom Cooper,
the bicycle rider and chauffeur, and Daniel
Barkalow, a cotton broker, were killed, died
of her injuries.
Italians Take Precautions for Coining
of Greek King.
Rome. Nov. 23.In anticipation of the arrival
hefe. today of King George of Greece, who is
to be the guest of King..Victor Emanuel, the
police last night and thU morning made several
additional- arrests--of 8i.5ppc*.ed anarchists. King
George passed the Austrian frontier last night
and reached Florence t& safety tbls morning.
Hf was wnrmly welcomed everywhere.
FAILS TO APPEli
Hearing Is Concluded^Magistrate
in the Courtroom.
New York, Nov. 23.Every seat in
the Yorkville police court was occu
pied today when, the court opened for
the trial of Caruso, the operatic tenor,
on a charge of insulting women. Out
in the street nearly a thousand people
struggled unsuccessfully to pass the
police line established to hold back a
crowd. Inside there was a great bou
quet of roses sent to the singer and
bearing a'card on which was written:
"Take it easy, whatever you do. Prom
Plans an Upheaval as the Result of the i \~rr -T" ~r* r4""*
Exposure of Alleged Connivance Be- T^^ends and the people who know
Subordinates and Land
A subscription for money to buy the
flowers was taken up in the court yes
terday. When Caruso stepped from his
cab he was cheered bv the crowd. There
was no hissing. Within the door of
the courthouse a messenger presented
the big bunch of roses to the tenor,
but on the advice of Mr. Conried he
refused to accept them.
Decision is Reserved.
The hearing was hurried to a conclu
sion Magistrate Baker reserving his
Hannah Graham, the complaining
witness, did not appear to press the
complaint against Caruso. Deputy Po
lice Commissioner Mathot, in informing
the court that Mrs. Graham would not
be present, said:
he said: declared that ..womad. di
he came ashore. An
autotnobile was waiting for him and
he entered it and left -the-dock at once
presumably to go to his hotel
fEO^FMANf WANTS TO FLY
being made to the court and
tack made against me by* my political ^ii?'
enemies because I made a strong fieht Officer Cane.
against District Attorney Langdon
who was defeated for governor. His
friends are now taking their revenge.
I did not know of these charges
until today, after the pilot came on
board. I shall court the strictest in
quiry and as promptly as possible. I
want it. I can only say that I have
a clear conscience in this, matter, and
where guilt does not exist I have noth
ing to fear."
No attempt was made to arrest Mr.
Famous Pianist Invents Machine
Try for $50,000 Prize.
Journal Special Service.
.Berlin, Nov. 23.Josef Hoffman, the
pianist, is the inventor of a flyino- ma-
chine built on the principal of a stork
with legs and
which he will
$50,00 0 offered ip
competeTfor, thee prize of $50,000 offered
by the London Daily Mail from London &?%*
a ?d while on the
Mrs. Hannah Graham, Woman Frank $%m ^stle* put Mother
Who Caused Tenor's Arrest,
Cannot Be Found.
an.y, siich as Hannah Gra-
wam anyl suchcaBe woma8nitaswas Hannah
perhap a woman
Discharged for Dishonesty.
The first witness today was A. M.
Mahon secretary. of the New York
on American League Baseball club. He
was called to testify concerning Jere
miah McCarthy, the man who corrobo
rated the evidence against .Caruso
given by Policeman Cane^r Mahon tes
tified that McCarthy was 'discharged by
y,t" asked Judg Dittenhoefer.
'JFpr dishonesty," replied Mahon.
Caruso jyas then called and ques
tioned byJ}eput Police Commissioned
'yon Recall being/vat^areeeption
Aim a/hpuse in Fifth--avenue in the vi*
cinity of Thirty-sixth street on the
Sunday afternoon preceding Thanks
giving, last year?" i
Caruso did _not. remember, but would
not say he had not been there.
Another Insult Charged.
Do you recall
that, aysouyotu werre av tn
hotel and on
that the former Tessel should have heeded the
Orinoco signal that shen was going to starboard
of the German ship.
charged by the lady with having at
tempted to take certain liberties with
herT in the automobile?
with attempting to take liberties with
her, and, was not a mounted policeman
Continued on 2d Page, 5th Column.
m$ Ciiiildien Thru^Picrce
Mrs. 'Henry jDuttpn, colored, and her
tw 0sniairfchildre4Vliving at 12 Central
avenue, ^cplle't island, were saved
from deaths by .fire last night, when
Frank ^Quinn the. jhunicipal court
staff rap into the.- burning home and
helped,, thent over a blazing stairway
to the street. Iv
The flames brelce. out shortly after
9 o'clock as Quuin-was-on his way
homei-rv iSeeing the flames coming out
of th% first-floor Window, he broke in
the/itftreet door^ leading to the stair
way, i&nd ran up the stairs, which were
already burning, By the time he
reached: the womftn and children the
fire had broken thin the floor and he
was just -in. time.-CJ
Carrying the ijhtldren and sending
the mother ahead^Qninn got them to
the street just las^^he old stairway fell
in. As. he passed^down, his overcoat
was burned and.vhi8 hands slightly
scorched, but *he children and their
mother escaped': without .injury.
The.fire department saved a part of
the building, which was one of the first
buildings ereeted an: the island./' it
expected to have
entity orfa woman known Han
Jearned that she has
^"s^ction of this court,
T?.-.i and I am unable'to produce her to
counsel,' protesteuDittenhoefer, againsti such an ex-
being suitor. Mies'Kelly.'a mother,.upon re
turning home from neighbor's, stum
bled oyer her daughter's body. The
^T-----"--.---. victim's throat hadJbeen cut, apparent-
Judge Dittenhoefer objected to this ly with a pair of scissors, w^hich were
question and Magistrate Baker sus- left sticking into the young' woman's
tained him. heart
'.'As the automobile was opposite the
v^^v"^ ^u Ehlich, when arrested here,'confessed
Union League club dtd^foriot stop, and t6 the crime. He had been paying at-
did you not, leave the automobile be- tentiohs to the girl for-some time, and
cause, you were charged by the lady a few days ago she wrote him that she
did not care to receive his attentions
longer. He went to her home to talk
the matter over. Finding. her unyield
ing in her determination, he killed her.
used as, a residence .in the early dayss,
but for many yeaf&V the first floor has
been used for mercaiaMIe purposes.
Young Man Arreted -iii^New York
Confesses He Started Blaze
that Menaced Hundreds.
New. York, Nov. 23.Walter E. Fin
ney, 23 years old,* who the -police de
clared has informed them that he has:
a mission *'from tfie'Lord to cleanse
and chasitisenjfy fire," was arrested' to
day charged %ith netting the-series of
firesv.whieh created^constemation. and:
caused consid^rab^ damage in the vi
cinity of Twentyirthird street and
The police-lay mati-Mnney has con
fessed tha^ ]tieisetp^e,qf the fires audi
he'w,as preset, whiten .several other
houses were bnrninl.and also at numer
ous fires, in the up^ir :West Side within,
the past few weeksu
Finney is cuQted^y.the police as say
ing that he- was parsing 330 West Sev-:
enteent* street'-wh#r the-Lord told him
to cle^se .and chastise them. by fife.
^ewe^|"ihto the hallway, -he is'^aid to
have fid the poHc^p aha piled a Tot ot
at&ainst the.^g.aet.and sptfire
Rejected Suitot Cute Young Woaiaa'a
-^euy,laged 23Serrice.murdered was last night
Nov. 23.Miss Ol a
you Adrian, Mieh 20 old, a rejected
Kelly, aged 23, was riiurdered last night
stt invited you to Step, at her home here by Joseph EhlichTof
WHAT TODO WITH AN EXPRESIDENT.
Rank-Manipulation of Grades in
th Handling of Grain Is
Committee of State Bankers' As
sociation Submits Fig^ires
}:-fS War On in Earnest
Special to The, Jonrnal.
Pargo,, N.J.D^ Nov.. 23.^rSensational
allegations against the terminal
tors at Duluth
af made in. behalf
A Colossal Per Cent.
This shows that the out shipments of
No. 1 northern and No. 2 northern were
more than 300 per cent greater than the
receipts of the same grade. The out
shipments of No. 3 norftiern were less
than the receipts, and there were no
shipments of more than a half a mil
lion bushels pf.No. 4, rejected and.no
grade wheat thathad been bought.
The report has "just been completed
and will be filed with the association
and given the widest publicity in this
The committee'goes into its investi
gation in detail, showing how the farm
ers suffered, in the dockages and
grades and the careless manner in which
the roads handle the wheat, eausing
"leakage and waste.
manen't -organization effectedi at -the
aroused than ever before. Federal in
spection seems, id. the majority of them
to.be the surest plan," but the lease of
the Shperior elevators is regarded as
the best temporary! expedient.
DTTLXTTH HEARING IS ON
Attitad* of the Roads to Wisconsin In
spection Is Given Attention.
Special to vTho Journal.
Duluth, Minn., Nov. 23 The inter
state commerce commission gave much
of its time today to a hearing of the
Continued on 2d Page, 1st Column.
Roosevelt..,* ft w^sJ.^t5-:S
ed by the^No-tth JDakp.ta Bankers' as
sociation to, investigatev
conditions for the wheat raised by the
farmers of this state.
Forv a peripdof three months the
committee says it was furnished figures
alleged to be official. For that time
the wheat receipts at Duluth were 890,-
245 bushels, graded- into 91,711 as No. 1
northern, 141,455 as No. 2* northern,
.272,047 No.* 3 northern, 201,267 No. 4
northern, 116,021 with no grade and
The out shipments of this same grain,
according to official figures, were No. 1
northern, 196,288 No. 2 northern, 467,-
764 No. 3 northern, 213,459. There
were no-out shipments of No. 4 north
ern, none of no grade and none re
jected, and a balance' of 12,733 re
mained in the elevators.
-W-.-,,,, -.,^"rf sftJBocjatibn, wnd wras a nw*bir of the,' bPF-ahop in tho basemenWf-the 'bnild-
his 5awe mother ccuiiimittee. has goneit* Duluth imder fin.^ 4- i
hea arrested^.-\.[-^-:-i- suppenabefdrer the interstate Commerced T^ Larson, a.had
damaged in the blaze Of last mght.
The committee's recommendations
are for the organization of an inde
pendent shippers' association,, and the
preliminary steps will be taken at the insurance or something- ,over pn
meeting of the drainage association in', Half of that amount. James Ring-:
-Fargo on Dec. 11 and 12, and the per-,j rose's
report with-the jBommissfibn. He'was ae41 nerished in the fire, has not been con*
companied by Colonel J. D. Benton, O. i firmeli and he is beiieVed to be safe.
G. Major,, president of the independent L. A. Block of Kansas City^T. Knud^
farmers' exchange Secretary Borne- s.on of Minneapolis,and H. P. Maguire
man' of the Farmers' association at ahd.J.JE. Bore, of St.'Paul had narrow
Colgate, and former Represbntative i escapes. Several citizens were slightly
Leech or this city, who are also under
subpena to testify,
The people of the state are more
HI8T0RICAIr|l TOUWH AH UT^AY^W^mmrmp^^^
BURN IT ABERDEEN
FOR LOWER FARES
A Formal Statement Is Submitted to th^
Twin Gty Rapid Transit Co. i
Loss on the Famous Old Sherman
House and B. B. Ward's Build
ing Is About $200^000.1
Special to Tho Journal. ":'.-j
Aberdeen, S. D.. Nov. 23.Sher-
man house $110,000, insurance $60,-
000 Sherman department store
$60,000, insurance $36,000 B. B.
Ward's restaurant $10,000, insur
ance $9,000 Heating's barbershop
$500, insurance $800 Foster's bar
ber shop .$700, fully insured
Blaine's cigar store $1,000, fully
insured Woodward's drugstore
$2,000, fully insured Sherman sa
loon $3,000, insurance on stock
Special to Tie Journal.
Aberdeen, S. Nov. 23.Aberdeen
lost heavily by a fire which started at
10:50 o'clock last night in the rear
of the Sherman House department store
on Main street. The store was on the
ground floor of the. new or brick part
of the Sherman house, owned and con
ducted by James and Patrick Bingrose.
This part of the hotel was three sto
ries in height by fifty feet in width
and .extended back to the alley.' It
was a total loss, as well as B. B.
-Ward's three-story brick building ad
joining it on the north.
The flames leaped the alley f*om
these buildings and burned a large barn
belonging to the Ringrose family. The
old part of the hotel, which waa con
structed in. the.early eighties .^om
.wood, and which seems to bear a
charmed life,- many times -before hav
ing been on fire, was only sHglr|lbr
Loss About $200,000: ,f
The total loss is over $180,000 with .over,s pne-
-i estimated at over1
$100,000. stock of gobdS in
meeting of the Tri-state convention in]'- the department store was owned-by.
January. The (Sommittee recommends''his sister, Mrs. Isaac Lincoln. The loss
the lease of the Great Northern! and there amounts to-several-thousand doi-
the ethe? elevators Superior, liUghi liars. The remainde ialls upon B.
^i.at Wiscons% iiiispj^^ Ipj^^whifvV^idj^l&dr a restaurantB. with
tion and ultimately federal lhspection. steeping rodnts-in- two stories above,
Secretary Macfadden of the^bankers'! and npon J."ErFblter,"who/had a
C03attji8sion.an will' file, a copy of his traveling man fo MinneaiSolis ...*,ren. a.-:
injured in their efforts to save good's
Hotel Business Crippled.
The hotel accommodations in Aber
deen have been inadequate. for several
years, despite the fact that several new
Shferman house is the" oldest and best- to^!^^"-^^^?.^*8^-
known hotel in all this section,. an.d liahim:-^irVuL^jethM
j.i _ii._ /_- *_r.i-t. A _
the site upon which it stood proba
bly the best for the purpose in 'the:
city. The is every good reason to
believe that, the property..will be re
stored on a large scale, either by James
Bingrose and brother ox by. a stock
company .of. citizens.
The origin of the fire has not yet
MORAL PAUPER, SHE SAYS
who spend great .wealt which they
never have done anythingrt6
New York Woman Scored for Spending
$200,000 a Year in Dress.
Journal Special Service.
New York, Nov. 23.Miss Guila
Morosini's declaration that she spent
$200,000 a year in dress has called
forth a spirited reply, from Mrs.- Rose
Pastor Stokes, who brands the young
woman of..wealth as a moral pauper,
and says she squanders fortunes while
thousands of /her fellow beings starve.
The former cigarmaker said:
"It is because such women as Miss ,,i^y^xuiu, JJ,. x/enver-, umim
Morosini.never think what the things Rock, Ark. Detroit Winnipeg New
cost that the women of the working i Haven Worcester, Mass. Lynn? Mass.:
class, are compelled to think constantly Salt Lake City Omaha, 31-3 cents!
what the things cost. That rude awak- Bridgeport,. Conn. Portland, Me., fr
emng is bound to come to a of us fare in the outskirts:. Newark, N I
some day,, perhaps at a greater cost cents Elizabeth,-^. J., thir&Vthree
than we can afford, unless such women ticketa for! $1 Springfield, Mass??
who spend great wealth which thev
L^ rn, l JLii? Ohio
ff*h t, think of the deep injustice' un
1 derlying our econoniie social. 'condi-
liVbMAN FIRES ON: AGENT
Nurs:er"'..Shoot-s Five Times at Book Man,
TTi- -XT -.r *T Buffalo, N. Y., children Under 12 years.
Utica, N. Y,. Nov. 23.Miss Louise 3 cents -Dayton, Ohio Fall Jiver
Pepson, a trained nurse of thish Mass*.''Richmond, Va' WJlkPshar.'tBSfjSL
went to th.A^..^V^lX^^J- W ni^A Bedford^Mass^ Z
Sook.iwrent-'in-ther Citly bank land Toronto, PadwaA^y*f^rWli|.
buildinff about noon today and fired more Dubuque, Iowa faunton Mass^
jNone of the shots took/effect and
Nagle ran from his office down several
flights of stairs and away. Miss Pepson children under is
of it had been returned
says that Nagle seeured about #400 S'- SbSi^ldi IlH rJ^V^ wl?0
from her, and that only a small part i ?Jn$"TKI^HT0olumtms
WAGE LIFT O N MILWAUKEE
./A _ ii'!:.'.
Advance of 4 Cents an Hour for Train
men and Yardmen.
Special to The Journal. -rf
_ r-- Chicago, Nov. 23.Official announce-
"*0f the Brotherhood^of^Rltiijj&d ra2n*
men, that all trainmen and.yarahien of'
the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul had
been granted an increase in wages of 4
cents an hour, to be effective from
ROBBERS SLAY TWO MEN
Hotel Clerk and Actor Killed by Texas
Arkansas City, Texas/'"Nov. 23.
j Early, ,today two masked men in an
attempt to" hold up the -St.^ Charles
hotel here shot and instantly killed
Wilriam M: Goff, the njg^t. clerk,.and
wounded S. A. Ijtalpin, an actor, so
badly' that he died a few hours later.
,,-.y -fi- Lj Daaiy snat ne uieu a iew nours iat(
The robbers- made good',-their escape.
The Position of the Company
Is Not Indicated to the
Alderman Lyle of Duluth
plains Why the Request
[Yesterday's late proceedings ok
The Twin City Rapid Transit com
pany today received the statement 'of
the joint committee on lower fares
from the city councils of Minneapolis/
St. Paul and Duluth. But the company
has made no answer. The company's*H
silence is taken by some to mean thafr
it is planning a concession. v"
Acting on an invitation from four
cities, the street railway interests of
Minnesota this afternoon sent its rep*
resentatives to meet with he join cbnif
mittee to secure reduced street railway
fares in Minneapolis, St. Paul, DulutV
and Superior. The meeting was hel^
at the city hall and was attended by^
fourteen aldermen, and by Mayors Bi?
P. Jones of Minneapolis, and Mayof'
Victor Linley of. Superior. Mayoi1
Cullom of Duluth, who has taken an ac
tive part in the movemnet for lower
fares, was unable to be present.
At the meeting of the committee itf
the morning it was impossible, to forj
mulate a definite proposition which?
was acceptable to all the delegates^
After debating nearly two hours it was?
decided to interview the repre^enta*
tives -of. the. street, railway interests tef
ascertain if they would consider the
general matter of. a concession, for thjjT
four cities. If the company. signified s|g
willingness to negotiate the varioufij
propositions, could then be pressed., ffc
Mayor David .Jones was chose%
as spokesman for the joint delegation^..
Alderman W. E, Satterlee, who^ lul|j
been delegated to invite the street
.railway people to attend the after.nooa^
meeting of the committee, repvrtei
.that assurance had been givien him' that/
.the street railway interests wpnjd' rj|t
represented by persons empowered t&,
negotiate. With this understanding
the committee adjourned. All tlele?
gates pledged themselves to support^
with utmost loyalty any plan.of actid^'
which the majority.might adopts W
WHAT IS BONE ELSEWHERE
Originajorr(^'ot Minnesota MoVemei^
J^J Pbint jdu Lorw Far Cities Wi
.5ulut is much interested an.. ttteV
lowe carfarfl conference between l0s'?e.r
ence betwee ^th
thOtreet railway companiesTth
01 in the twin .cities/ah at
off the" lakes,conhcilthe~repre-Minfosdany
neapolis, St. Paul, Duluth and Superior.
The Duluth delegates to the conference
have given the subject much attention
and have secured a mass of general iny
formation on the conditions in other
:Ai*J. Lyle of
who proposed the joint
.jit the fact that several new -i" LvSL^i TYi
hostleries have -been started. The ^W^^ &$&
uiu m^ "vee HI S
^nlwth following statement of
certain, cities which. do better by thei
patrons than a straight 5-cent fare:
All Under 5-Cent Fares.
Six tickets for 25 cents, or twenty?
five for $1Akron Ohio Washingtohi
Philadelphia, .-Milwaukee, Trenton,
N. J. \vilmington, Del. Reading, PaJ*
Terre Haute, ind. Springfield, Ohio
Lancaster, Pa.j Indianapolis, Detroit!
Winnipeg, Seattle, Youngstown, Ohiol
Canton, Ohio: Fall River, Mass. Rich"
mpnd, Va. Des Moines, WaterburR
Conn. -Saginaw, Mich. Cleveland.
Twenty-two tickets for
111. Lincoln, Neb.
Seven tickets for 25 cents-Columbus*x
Eight industrial tickets for SIDe*
Twenty-seven tickets for $I-rYoune*
Three-cent fare^Cleveland, on ons
line of. forty miles.
Half fare or betetr to school child*,
renRockford Hi. Denver Litt W
ledo Ohio Cincinnati, child
ren between 5 and 12' years, half fares
Seattle, Wash. Portland, Ore., thirty
fchree fares for $1 Los Angeles, CaiU
Tacoma/IWash. Houston, Tex. Spo
kane, Wash. Youngstown, Ohio, thir
ty-three tickets for $1 San Antoniow
lex.: Mobile, Ala. Lowell, Mass. Hav
erhill, Mass. Chelsea, Mass. CantojL
Ohio, children under 12 years, 3 cent*
Wate'rbury, Jonn. 3 "ei^
ceSs- "SaSw Mifh &
25 Snt^' Vnf^S*
This, Alderman Lyle says, is not
complete list of the cities in the United
States enjoying the benefit of reduced
rates. It simply suffices to show thafc
concessions have been granted in all
parts of-the country and that the com
anies not suffered by such re
What Maybr Cullom Said.
:-I -hj^riinessage to the city connc,
of Duluth, Mayor Cullom said in pari
"*Of eighty-nine cities that haV
been asked to give data on this su]
.lect, twenty-one report that the tral
tiqn companies, sell six tickets for
-quarter, and one seven for a quarter,
all with .transfer privileges. Eight js
them sell what are called industrial
tickets during certain hours in the da*
for "wbrkingmen, fifty-six of these citi$s
sell schoolchildren tickets at 2% cents,
in a majority of cases, and in a fegr
cases-at 3 cents a passenger.
"By the census reports straight 5-
cent fares with transfer privileges fn
the majority of cases are used in about
two-thirds of the eities in the Unit&
States for the ordinary passengers.
One-third of the cities give to all their
passengers lower rate than 5 cent$k