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MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS
PIONEER PAPER OF ARIZONA.
PRESCOTT, ARIZONA. WEDNESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 16, 1908.
But Majority of Highest
Court Show Favor
To Wall Street
JUSTICE DAY FEARS SCOPE OF
THE COMMISSION WILL BE
NARROWED BY THE
Br Anxoctuted Press
WASHINGTON, Dec. M.-In decid
ing today the enso of K. II. Harriman
and Otto II. Kuhn versus the Inter
state Commerce Commission, tho Su
preme Court held that the commission
is not entitled under tho Interstate
Commerce lawa to press questions re
lating to private transactions, even
though they Involve dealings in tho
lecurities of interested railroads, when
the investigation is begun on tho com
mission 'a initiative.
The opinion was nnnounccd by Jus
tice Holmes and dealt with tho refus
al of Harriman nnd Kuhn to mako re
plies to questions of tho commission in
tho conrfo of inquiry concerning tho
dealings of Hurrimnn ns president of
the I'nion Pacific, nnd stocks of othor
railroad companies, mnny of which
worn competing lines.
A dissenting opinion was concurred
in by Justices Harlan nnd McKennn,
and .lustlco Day declared that tho ef
fect of the opinion of tho majority
would bo materially to narrow tho
cope of tho Interstate Commcrco law.
These thrco Justices declared that
the questions of tho commission so far
as unstained by tho circuit court of tho
northern district of Now York, wcro
entirely proper, nnd should have been
answered by Harriman nnd Kuhn.
Harlan went farther, and said all
the commission's questions should have
Moody did not participate !n
No Mirpriso was expressed u
Interstate Commerce Commission
the decision nnd it is not folt by
Commission that tho question will nf
fc seriously its powers in railrou
Tho Question pnssod upon by the
rt is considered large. a-' '"iiic,
s with questions propou '
fiman nnd Kuhn did not affect materi
ally tho determination of tho so-called
fOLUMHUS, Doc. ll.-Prcble coun
ty voted dry todny.
COURT IN DECISION
TO HARRIMANS RESCUE
MAQNATES LEAVE FOR OOIJ)EN
STATE TO TAKE OUTLAW
By Associated Pre.
CHICAGO, Dec. 11. The findings of
tho National League' Commission in
tho scandal growing out of tho Chicago-Detroit
world 'm championship bnsc
ball o r lei will be made nubile on
Wednesday or Thursday, according to
a declaration today of Harry Pulllam.
president of the National League.
IPullInm and Johnson, of tho Ameri
can League, loft today for San Fran
cisco to take somo action in regard to
the California State League (outlaws).
CASTRO pN LEARNING OF THE
ALLEGED CAPTURE OF
By Associated Press.
DKKLIN, Dec. M.-Prcsldcnt
tro. of Venezuela, arrived here
Tho train was late, but his arrival
was awaited by n dense crowd of peo
ple gathered out of curiosity.
die was greeted with shouts of
"Long Live Castro," and n general
listing of lints and much cheering.
The president, although having the
nppcarance of n Mek man, was full of
energy. As soon as the train stopped
ho stepped out quickly and cordially
embraced tho Venezuelan charge d'
affaire In Herlin. Voloz, aud Conor
Nochnd, the consul at Herlin.
According to tho members of Cas
tro's sulto when he learned of tho cap
turn f n Venezuelan vessel by the
Dutch cruiser (ioldorlnnd, he was not
crcatlv affected, inertly remarking no
himOi vessel was in the Venezuelan
TO LAY CORNERSTONE.
NBW YOHK, Dec. ll.-Arrange
mcnts havo been concluded for inter
estinc c " Its tomorrow to attend
ho ) to corner-stono for tho
.enturo pf -ironim will bo nd-
resscs bv Governor iHugnes, Mayor
McClellnn ami others, nnd music by
the forces of tho Metropolitan Opera
CAPITAL GETS CHEAP GAS.
WASHINGTON, Doc M.-Tlie house
considered bills dealing with tho Dis
,!.. nf f'nlmnliin today nassing one
providing for elgnty-flvn cent gas
ial train will occupy the entire week.
Litcrnturo will bo distributed nnd
exhibits shown to illttstrnto tho rav
' of t'io boll weevil nnd tho best
'ting tho pest.
U is Intended to im
. ,-o farmers tho ndvantago
' ,y f diversifying their
PRESIDENT ELECT'S WIFE
OPENS ANNUAL MEETING
OF CIVIC FEDERATION
Magnates and Labor Leaders Discuss
Greatest Economic Problem
Master and Man-
Uy Associated Press.
NBW YOHK, Dec. 11. With the
sessions of the woman's department,
at which Mrs. Taft presented tho re
port of the committee on welfare work
for government employes, of which
she is the chairman, the National
Civic Federation opened its annual
meeting here today.
The sessions wcro devoted to a dis
cussion uf the general topic at this
annual gathering, nnd the promolton
of friendly relntions between employ
or nnd employes.
Hoth Mrs. Taft and tho president
elect arc on the list of speakers, Taft
The opening session today was de
voted to the discussion fo the trade
agreement between employer nnd em
ployed as a means of promoting Indus
trial peace and commercial prosperity.
John Mltcnell, ehniripan of the
OHIO SENATOR BRINGS OLD
AFFAIR UP AND WANTS
TEDDY CUT OUT
Uv Associated Press.
WASHINGTON. Dec. H. The
Hrownsvllle nffalr consumed nearly tho
entire session of tho senate today.
Foraker obtained the lloor early in
the day nnd read letters from a former
soldier of tho Twenty-fifth regiment,
telling of tbo proceeduro of govern
inxnt detectives ill their attempts to
get a confession.
Foraker Introduced an amendment
to tho origlual bill for tho enlistment
of these soldiers, providing a conunls
slnu of three retired nrmy otllcers to
bo created to determine whether the
dlseiinrged soldiers were innocent of
cnmpllcity in shooting up Hrownsviile,
ns n pre requisite for enlistment, in
stend of leaving the duty to the pros
blent, as provided by tho Warner bill.
Tho president's message was given
as th intuit of the war department's
inve',r,.tlon of tho affair was read.
took tho lloor in comment
fJN COMES NEXT.
SAN" ri. NUI5CO, Dec. 11. -Judge
l.awlor today et January B as tho
date for tho trial of Patrick Calhoun,
An nil indictment chanting him with
having offered to brlbo Supervisor
Nicholas to voto for tho trolley fran
NBW YOHK, Dec. ll.-Copper, lako
14i M'jS electrolytic UUlAi
castln? 13?6 Hft.
trade agreement department, Opened
tho discussion nnd was followed by
tho presidents of large employing cor
porations, employers' associations and
heads of labor organizations.
Industrial insurance, employers' lia
liility and the salary loan evil are the
chief topics slated for consideration at
the sessions of the federation tomor
row. Louis P. Frnndois, of Hoston,
author of the Massachusetts plan of
old ago annuities and insurance, will
open the discussion.
Other scheduled speakers include
Andrew Carnegie, (President Oompers
of the American Federation of Labor,
Seth Low and Herman Kidder.
The meeting will close with a ban
quet tomorrow night. The guest of
honor and principal speaker at the
banquet will be Mr. Taft, who will be
heard on the work of the federation's
public employes' welfare committee,
of which lie is chairman.
SCHWAB IS FIRST BIO ONE
FACE THE COMMITTEE
AND ANDY IS
By AMoclalftl rresn.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 11. In draft
ing the new tariff bill the ways and
means committee will give special eon'
slderatlon to tho steel schedule.
Chnrles M. Schwab will appear be
foro the committee torn' "w.
Carnegio will not ,
other steel meu, incbidiur
and Judge H. H. P '
draft tho new V . 'i
committee for '
after Monday .
Wnnn thf . ,
pleto the btii, . I
the Democrat' -
The laUor r r ,
port to ihr if
ported hy I
o of opinion will
ber, motnl, pulp
tr" wore, held today.
gIDERS ON TRIAL.
TY, Tenn., Dec. H. The
trial of eight alleged night riders on
a charge of murder began this after
noon. Tho selection of a Juiy will com
GILLETT ABOUT WELL.
HBDDINO, Cal., Dec. U.-Oovernor
Olllett continues to Improve, probably
will leave for Sacramento thf last of
hi KiLiSiiuiRHT mm
HUSBAND FOLLOWING SPOUSE
TO BROTHER'S HOUSE IS
SHOT DOWN IN
ny Associated ?rrn.
PORTBRVILLB, Cal., Dec. H.-T.
T. Howling was shot nnd Instantly
killed today by his brother-in-law, Otis
Draff, at the latter 's home.
Howling Is alleged to have mis
treated his wife, who left her husband
and enme to the homo nf her brother
several days ago.
Howling followed and is said to
have made throats against Draff, this
forenoon before he went to H ruff's.
The nltcreatlon followed, which end
ed in the killing of Howling.
GOVERNOR HUOHES APPOINTS
COMMITTER TO STUDY
By Associated Pre.
ALHANY, N. Y., Dec. 1.-Governor
Hughes tonight announced the ap
pointment of a committee of nine,
consisting of bankers, business men
and economists to inquire into the
facts surrounding the business ex
changes in New York, and to suggest,
"What changes, If any, are advisa
ble in the laws of state bearing upon
peculation in securities, commodities,
or relating to the protection of invest
SHOWS ORIM HUMOR,
Dytna- Man Burns His Fortune and
Congratulate Would-Be Heirs.
LONDON, Dec. 14. A special from
St. Petersburg relates of the dying of
a Moscow millionaire, PetcrofT, who
had his whole fortune withdrawn from
his bank, put in bank notes, brought
to the sick room, piled in front of him
and set on tire.
I'eteroff then called bU relatlv d
showed what ho had done, eongratulut
ing them on escaping the evils of
GEN. WESTON HOME BOUND.
MANILA, Dee. l!5.MaJor General
John F. Weston, until recently com
manding the division of the Philip
pine, sailed today for San Francisco,
to take eommand of tno department of
NBW YOHK, Dee. It. Silver t9
Mexican dollars 15,
Hpe(a! to the Journnl-Mlnsr
FHKDKHICKKHUKG, Va., Dec. 11.
Tho Maiontc Lodge of tkls city to
day sent a delegation of Its in umbers
to Mount Vernon to place a memorial
wreath on the tomb of George Wash
ington, on the occasion of the one hun
dred and ninth anniversary of the
Fear for Brother's Safctj
Cause Gun Drawing
Will Be Line Of
SENSATION LOVERS ROCK
LAST CHAPTERS OF BAYHDK
YACHT CLUB TRAGEDY
BEGIN TO UNFOLD
By Associated Press.
FLUSHING, N. Y, Dec. 11. Wtw
court adjourned tonlgut after iwo Uf
sessions consumed with the exaasin-
tions of talesmen, six jurors sat im U
jury box to try Thornton J. Halas, tW
author, ehsyged with being an aee
sory in the killing of William E. A-
nls, shot at the Uayside Yacht Clsb
last summer by Captain Peter C
Tho difficulty of securing a jury
cause of previously formed opinio
early became apparent, and a nlgkt
session was held.
The indications are tuat the defease
will be based principally upon tb
proposition that Thornton, fearing his
brother's life was In jeopardy frosm
the crowd at the club houso, drew bis
revolver and held tho crowd back.
That element of the public which de
lights in the scandalous and seas
tional, especially where persons of aay
social prumlnenco are concerned, are
now sitting bncK Joyous anticipa
tion of sensational testimony evpU4.
In the trial.
Considerable disappointment Is
pressed over tho fact that the taUI
takes place tu the to i h "Ma$,
the Inaccessibility of i.
bar to the matinee audience at saaast
tlon-Iovlng women such as graced, or
disgrace), the trials of the Thaw oa.
The cast posxesse all of too ah
ments of an up-to-date romance with,
' 'ntk tragedy fur Its ending. Th
seu.-A were laid at a United State
army post, a Long Island summer r
sort and in the far-distant Philippine,
with a glimpse now and then of tba
Great White Way of the metropolis.
The leading tharaeturn in the pleea
Included army oltleers, writers aa
men aud women familiar with tho
bmiun side tf New York life. Aa
finally, In tho leading femiulnu role, U
found a woman described by her
friends as hoautiful uud finatlnj.
William I'. A mi is, toe victim of th
tragedy, was a magazine publisher aad
death vt (he first president.
It was in la Fre tHoksburg lol
that Geaerat Washlsgtou was made .
.Mas tin and fr muay years past tho
lodge has regularly observed the anni
versary of his death.
In possesion of tlx lodge are mny
priceless relies of Washington as a
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