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VOL. I.V. NO. 63.
THE AUG US, Fit ID AY, DECEMBER 29, 190o.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
C. T. YERKES
IENEEN IS WROTH
Provinces East of Moscow
For First Time
Several Serious Clashes Have
Occurred Strikers at
Moscow Ask Terms.
St. Petersburg, Dec. 29. Although
now it is only a question of time when
the flames of open revolt will be extin
guished in Moscow, the revolutionists
have marie good use of their instruc
tions to start the fires elsewhere. For
thy first time provinces east of Mos
cow, in the heart of great Russia, are
affected. At Zlatoust, a town in the
government of Oofa. where a large
government arms factory is situated,
workmen seem to be In complete pos
sesion of the town.
lutpriaua A Ml arlt lea.
They have seized the works, hoisted
the red flag, have declared a republic,
and all authorities have been made
captives and are threatened with in
stant death if troops are sent to Zla
toust. la ah With 1rut.
At Samora. near Nixhni Novgorod,
also a large manufacturing town. 20.
Mo workmen arose and attempted to
march ou Nizhni Novgorod, but were
met. with a force of troops with artil
lery and were routed with the loss of
several core of men.
Workmen used bombs freely at Sa
mora, which is now separated froni
Nizhni Novgorod, but a rising is ex
pected at the latter place, which has
ubout 95.ono inhabitants.
Itralat ltt Kt-raly.
St. Petersburg. lec 29. The Asso
ciated Press correspondent at Moscow
telegraphs that the scattered revolu
tionists there are only able to keep up
a feeble show of resistance to troops,
and the workmen's council, realizing
the revolt is crushed, is negotiating
terms for the strikers who participated
in the uprising with a view of calling
the strike ofT Monday. Nevertheless,
radical papers of St. Petersburg con
tinue to inflame their readers with stor
ies of desperate fighting in the streets
Kevolut lualata Armtrd.
Moscow, Dec. 29. All the members
of the social revolutionary committee
liave been arrested and a quantity of
bombs, infernal machines and eorre
Kpondence seized. Three hundred rev
olutionaries invaded the residence of
the chief of the secret police and killed
liim. At the medical bureau Of.')
wounded and 105 killed have been reg
istered, but it is known that there are
fully 1.000 unidentified dead in the
lutchow quarter alone. A mob of
armed revolutiouaties attacked the po
lice bureaus, but were repulsed with
Attriuptrd rrair'ii l.lfr.
An attempt upoti the life of the city
governor, Liaron Mcdani. was made by
u youth dressed in a lied Cross uui
form. The shots fired missed their
aim. and the would-be murderer Imme
diately drank a strong dose of poisou
and fell dead after a few minutes. His
imtkets contained the death warrants
of Iiarou Mi dam and other state offi
cials. inheritance tax
lav; at last good
Minnesota Succeeds in Getting Meas
ure Supreme Court Ap
St. Paul. Dec. 29. The supreme
eoiirt today handed down an opluion
that the inheritance tax law lb a con
stitutional aud valid legal enactment.
The decision U exceedingly important.
For years nttemp s have oeen made to
frame an inheritance tax law that
NO ULTIMATUM IS
French Foreign Office Says Rumors
Grew Out of Conferences at
Pari. IK'C. 29. The foreign office
sa uo ultimatum has kn seat to
VtiieziivU and considers iul- reports in
circulation to that effect' are the out
growth of conftrvnees bteeu Secre
tary Kojt and Ambsadjr Jusscrand
touceruing furtfcor instruction to be
bent to MluUter Rusell ut Caracas.
District Attorney Jerome Pre
pared to Prosecute Insur
DOCUMENTS GIVEN TO HIM
David B. Hill Another of Those Ex
cused from Testifying on Account
New York. Dec. 29. District Attor
ney Jerome has received a copy of all
the evidence thus far submitted to the
Armstrong legislative investigating
committer. There are numerous vol
umes. Acting District Attorney Nott
said yesterday that a special grand
jury probably will be impaneled in
February to consider the testimony.
Hill Ala III.
The name of David B. Hill has been
added to the list of those who are un
able to appear before the committee
because of sickness.
The inquisitors notified him several
days ago that hi3 presence as a wit
ness was desired. He is wanted to
explain the annual retainer of $3,000
which he drew from the Equitable Life
from about the middle of the '90's down
to last summer, when it was cut off by
President Paul Morton. It never has
been shown what services, if any, Mr.
Hill rendered to the Equitable.
ladiapoaed fur AYreka.
In reply to the committee's request
for his presence. Mr. Hill wrote that
he has been indisposed for three weeks.
Part of the time he has been confined
o his bed. but he is on the mend now.
He does not think, however, that he
ought to venture out for at least two
TEST PRIMARY LAW
Barred Out of Politics in Chicago By
Its Terms They Resolve on
Chicago. Dec. 2y. Smarting from
the effects of the blow administered to
their party by the new Illinois primary
law. Cook county socialists re prepar
ing to test the constitutionality of the
act. The new law practically shuts out
the socialist party from further poli
tical activity not only in Cook county
but throughout the state.
The decision to take the matter'lnto
court was made at a recent meeting of
the county central committee, when it
was discovered that only four wards
in .Chicago had the required 20 per
cent vote entitling the party to prima
ries under the new law.
NATURAL GAS EXPLODES
Accident in Pennsylvania Home Caus
es Death and Suffering.
MeKetsHrt, Pa., Dec. 20. Mrs. Hat
tie Sweeney was fatally burned and
eight other members of the Sweeney
family seriously injured today as the
result of a natural gas explosion in
the kitchen of their home.
GOVERIIMEHT AGENTS BALKED AT EVERY
TUMI INVESTIGATING STANDARD OIL
FIND ORGANIZATION THAT RAM
IFIES INTO EVERY PHASE OF
fllaymoml. in Chicu:i Tiilxnn-
Philadelphia. Pa.. Dec. 29. "We are
bigger than the government. Stand
ard Oil Is stronger than the United
States. We own the senate and the
house. If you pursue your investiga
tions beyond the point necessary to
fool the public we will have you re
moved. We can secure the instant de
position of the secretary of commerce
and lubor. Mr. Metcalf, and the com
missioner of corporations, Mr. Garfield.
If you persecute us in the slightest de
gree you wilj be out of your job. and
if you keep at the business you will
find out that what we say is absolntely
I'm (rramril Atral.
This i the kind of talk which has
been handed out to the agents of the
goernment at every stage in the game.
The first thing they learned was that
the Standard Oil company, as has been
truly said of it. was a gr;at "system.
They discoered. as I have said before,
that the investigation of ;he beef trust
was merely child's play as comparer
with an inquiry into the operations of
the Standard Oil company.
Agent of the government were con
fronted at the outset by evidence of the
existence of extraordinary secret nia
chinery cf the Standard O.l company.
They discovered that It covers the
United States and probably extends in
to foreign countries. It was organized j against a system which, although or
and operated in the first place for ihe!ganized to prevent the cutting of rates
e xpress purpose ef pre'venting jobbers
and retailers from cutting prices. Con-
tracts exist between the Standard Oil
company uu nou suusiuiary tuui-1
IS NO MORE
Noted Traction Magnate
Breathes Last at
DID A GREAT WORK
Revolutionized Surface Traffic
on North and West Sides
New York, Dec. 29. Charles T.
Yerkes died at 2:20 this afternoon.
Had Krinarkiblr Cnrrrr.
Yerkes had a remarkable and some
what romantic career. His greatest
work was done in Chicago, though his
CHAKLES T. YEBk.Ha,
work as a street railway magnate be
gan at Philadelphia. In Chicago about
15 years ago he combined the West
and North side surface lines and in a
short time thoroughly modernized
them. He built river tuunels and re
placed horse with cable power, later
installing electricity on a number of
the cross town lines.
Later he went to Ixmdon and Paris,
where he financed street railway sys
tems and introduced American meth
ods with much success.
Change Name of College.
Cedar Rapids. Iowa. Dec. 29. The
Iowa United Brethren conference have
voted to change the name of Western
college at Toledo, Iowa, to Leander
panies and private firms for the dis
posal of the product of the united cor
Ioration. iKiuriub ly luniHb-d.
Government ag-.-nts have shown aud
have reported to ihe secretary of com
merce and labor that whoever sells a
shade off the market price is invariably
caught and punished according to the
code of the "system."
This secret service is said to be
more complete, more unscrupulous,
and more far reaching than anything
which has ever been known before in
this country. Government agents have
been aghast at its extent. For a while
they were stupefied and frighteued by
its threats. Occasionally they ran
across a big man and he talked iu such
an alarming fashion that it became ne
cessary to refer the substance of the
conversation to the secretary' f com
merce and labor, and even to the pres
ident hiiiis-elf. At every stage of the
investigatioa the agents of the govern
ment have been thwarted by the ma
lign iut!m-nc of pt-oplf who are not
s!:ppostMl to b- associated with the
Standard Oil company, hut who are
none the less ready to do ,is bidding.
1 m I kral I la- ikr Ijih.
At the outs-t it was discovered that
tMs e xtraordinary secret service of the
s-tanaarn uu company, wnicn ptrme-
ate-d every city and state, was in the
beginning organized for the sole pur
pose of preventing dange-ous competi
tion. Later on it was diverted toother
directions, and the agents of the gov
ernment realized mat tney we-re un
. couid be used to ttifle evidence, to pack
juries, to corrupt miuor officials, to di
vert public sentiment, and ultimately
to preveui criminal prosecuiion.
f ..a,' ! 4 ; gSSZJL-. " f'fyV-y
f -'Is .1
Threatens to Cut Senator Hop
kins' Friends From State
CASE OF BUSSE VEXES
State Appointments Now Wait on Dis
tribution of Further Federal
Patronage in Chicago.
Springfield. 111., Dec. 29. Disturbed
by the attitude of Senator Hopkins in
the matter of federal appointments in
Cook county. Gov. Deneen is on the
war path and threatens to exterminate
the allies of the Illinois senator from
the state pay rolls. The governor and
his friends are vexed at the appoint
ment of Fred Busse to the Chicago
postmastership. and declare that the
Hopkins-Lorimer faction must make
amends or be the principal sdfferers at
the general "hog killing."
Gov. Deneen made known his posi
tion In an interview last night. The
talk was mostly upon the Will county
patronage situation, but apparently it
applies to the state as well.
Thin Untn'ii Attitude.
The governor believes in organisa
tion and in the principle of recogniz
ing: the ruling committees of the party
as representing the sentiment of the
He is perfectly willing to follow out
this principle in all the counties of the
state provided Cullom and Hopkins
and others who have a hand in the dis
tribution of federal patronage observe
the same principle. The two United
States senators have been given to un
derstand this from the start, but Hop
kins has apparently thought little of it
Still llaoiclaK Fire.
The governor Is to have an inter
view with Congressman Snapp in Chi
cago before the latter returns to Wash
ington next week, and no appointments
will be made before that interview.
Several penitentiary and canal com
missionerships. besides the warden
ship, are hanging fire awaiting the out
coine of future federal appointments
END IS PEACEFUL
Big College Foot Ball Conference
Decides to Send Com
mittee on Rules
TO PHILADELPHIA MEETING
Object to Labor With Intercollegiate
Body for Changes Doing Away
New York. Iec. The big confer
ence of colleges at,d universities ar
gued all day yesterday in the Murray
Hill hotel on the subject of football
and brought its deliberations to a
peaceful and satisfactory conclusion by
appointing a mles committee of seven
members, to proceed to Philadelphia
and offer an amalgamation with the
present intercollegiate rules commit
tee, which is to hold a conference at
the Quaker city on ihe revision of the
regulations for next season.
The decision of the. conference to
thus hold out the olive branch to the
real rules committee came as a sur
prise. At the first meeting of the New
York university conference the expres
sion of opinion first was to abolish the
game of football, and when this had
been defeated, many members express
ed not only strong opposition but al
most hatred toward the members of
the rules committee.
Officers of the association for the
coming year were elected as follows:
President Capt. Palmer E. Pierce,
U. S. A.. West Poiat.
Vice President pea n W. D
Secretary Louis j Bevier, Jr.
German Army Officer Who Eloped With
Brewer's Daughter, to Wed
St. I-ouis. Dec. 29. The announce
ment is made today that Lieut. Eduard
Scharrer of Stuttgart. Germany, and
Miss Wilhelmina Butch, daughter of
Adolph Buscb, the brewer, will be qui
etly married on New Year's day at the
Busch mansion here. The announce
ment came as a sequel to the elope
ment of Scharrer and Miss Buscb Wed
nesday night to Belleville. III., which
was frustrated by the fact they were
unable to secure a marriage license at
a late tour and therefore returned to
Miis Busch's home.
Golden State Wrecked.
El Paso. Tex.. Iec. Z'J The Rock
Island's Golden State Limited was de
railed early today V) miles north of El
Paso. Officials of the company report
no one Injured-
TO BE GOOD
Western Lines Voluntar
ily Agree to Uphold
REPORT WRONG DOING
Surprising Results of Confer
ence With Interstate Com
Washington. Dec. 29. An official
statement regarding the conference
held yesterday between the represen
tatives of western railroad headed by
Mr. Stubbs, traffic director of the Har
riman lines, and the interstate com
merce commission was made public
last night in which the purposes were
explained in the following language:
Wae Mot Sought.
"The conference today with western
railway officials was not sought by the
commission, as certain papers have in
correctly stated, but its purpose was
legitimate and commendable and war
rants the expectation of beneficial re
"The object was to present this reso
lution and assure the commission of
the united and determined disposition
of the lines represented to conform to
he law in good faith and in every re
spect and to aid the commission in Its
To l(rKirt l.nw llrmkinK.
Pledges to this effect were given by
all present with the further promise
to report every illegal transaction
which may come to their knowledge or
of which they may have well grounded
suspicion. While this visit was unso
licited, as above stated, it was not un
welcome and the commission have no
reason to doubt the sincerity of the
movement or its practical value."
1GHT STILL GOING ON
President Morales of San Domingo En
gaged With Small Force.
Washington. Dec. 29. Minister Daw
son at San Domingo telegraphs the re
IHjrt that the president is still fighting
near Jaina with a small force. The
forces of Jiminez are advancing from
Monte Christ! against Santiago. San
Domingo City is quiet, but apprehen
sive. Deneen Makes Two Appointments.
Springfield. 111.. Dec. 29. Gov. De
neen has appointed Fred Draper, of
Danville, county judge for Vermilion
ounty to succeed D. M. Clark, resign
ed. The governor appointed Theodore
Boltenstern, of Cambridge, public ad
ministrator and public guardian for
Racine Citizen Gone.
Racine, Wis., Dec. 29. Joseph Miller
aged 72, ex-mayor and a prominent
shoe manufacturer, died today of
WOMAN BY DEFYING
SAVES CHICAGO LARGE SUM ANNUALLY
ANOTHER LOTTERY SCHEME
Indictments at Chicago Against Louis
A. Gourdain, Old Offender.
Chicago, Dec. 2!. Eight indictments
were returned yesterday by the feder-'
1 grand jury. The principal ones
were against lxuis A. Gourdain, pro
prietor of the Imperial bank. Dearborn
and Madison streets, and J-ihn H. Dal-
on. former proprietor of Old Point
Comfort saloon. North Clark and Elm
streets, both accused of using thejnails
to defraud. Gourdain ami Dalton have
been indicted before on charges of
conducting a lottery. The new indict
ments accuse them of selling fraudu
lent options on alleged oil lands in
DOUBLE WRECK AT PITTSBURG
Three Seriously Injured and Many
Pittsburg, Dec. 29. Three persons
were seriously injured and many oth
ers slightly hurt in a dounle wreck on
the West Pennsylvania railroad today
at Ross Transfer near this city. The
seriously injured are: Cora Dagan. Ho
boken. Pa.; William J. Hood, brake
man; Thomas Burger.
Cashier Out of Prison; Rearrested.
Eldora. Iowa. D-c. 29 Edwin O.
Soule, formerly cashier of an Iowa
Fall bank, who embezzled .V.0o'j
three years ago. yesterday finished his
sentence t Anamofca penitentiary, and
immediately was arrested by Sherin
M it ere on an indictment ehargiag em-
bezzlemeut as bailee. Soule gave bondJ.
Athletics That Tend to Brutality
Frowned Upon by State
MILD RESOLUTION ADOPTED
Business of Meeting Closes With Elec
tion of Officers High School Ex
Springfield. III., Dec. 29. "While
favoring athletics as a means to the
attainment of certain ends that can be
reached in no either way. we deprecate
the abuses that have grown up in con
nection herewith and demand not ouly
their reformation but also such revi
sion of the rules as shall eradicate thw
present possibilities of viciousuess ana
That is the mole brought forth by the
mountain of football denunciation that
had rolled up in the two days' session
of the State Teachers' convention.
This resolution tacked onto the long
platform of the association was adopt
ed without comment. It does not even
mention the game of football.
The association concluded its work
yesterday afternoon by the election of
the following officers.
President J. N. Mercer ef Peoria.
- First Vice President Frank W. Dar
ling, Chicago Normal school.
Second Vice President Mrs. Harriet
Treadville. of Chicago, Tormer presi
dent of the Chicago Teachers' Federa
Third Vice President O. B. Ed
wards, superintendent of the city
schools of Harrisburg.
Secretary Caroline Groette, Pitts-
Treasurer R. N". Stotler. Altou.
Member of Executive Committee
M. C. Whitney, superintendent of the
public setuMjls of Elgin: Dr. Edmund
James, president of th University
of Illinois; and D. B. Parkinson of the
Southern Normal. Carbondale, held
A. Nightingale of Chicago denounc
ed the practice? of high schools and
small colleges aping the big schools in
brutal football, and all Its extravagan
ces, color and class rushes, secret so
cieties, all of which he declared have
vicious effects on the maturing child.
Among the resolutions adopted was
one authorizing the president to ap
point a committee on legislation.
BRYAN REFUSES TO
Disappoints Natives Who Ask Him to
Champion Independence for
Manila. Dec. 29. Filipinos who
sjKjke at a banquet given to W. 'J. Bry
an demanded the immediate indepen
dence of the islands and said they were
looking to him to champion their
cause with the American people. Uryaa
in response made no promises and the
natives were disappointed. Aguinaldo
was among those present. The menu
displayed the American flag supported
by the insurgent banner. The Ameri
cans here are pleased with Bryan's
ROCK ISLAND ROAD
TAX DODGE DISCOVERY MADE
OF LAND GRAB.
Chicago. Dec 29. As a result of a
"shotgun patrol" established by Mrs.
Minnie Thompson. 591 Niuety-nfui
street, who held employes of the Rock
Island rai.road at bay for several day
and prevented them from illegally lay
ing a switch track in the rear of her
premises, the city will be richer by
The investigation by the authorities
which followed the action of Mrs.
Thompson developed the surprising
fact that for years the city has been
paying for lighting the streets along
the rights of way of the railroad com
panies. These companies are required
by ordinance to pay these lighting bills.
It was also learned that the railroad
companies permitted the city to keep
the-ir subways in repair and th'it when
the city was neglectful In this regard
the repairs were not made, gre-atly to
the inconvenience of the public.
Commissioner Patterson took step 4
yesterday to see that the city ordin
ances so long ignoraed by the railway
cor.Torations will be enforced.
City Electrician Carroll found that
about I.ooo arc lights had been Install
ed and maintained by the city for the
railway companies at an annual cost
of $7u for each light. There are 125
street intersections where the com
panies have placed no lights, although
they are required to do so by ordiu-
Panama Canal Will be
IN THE ANNUAL REPORT
Asks for Removal of All Red
Tape and Laws Consid
Washington. Dec. 29. Optimism per
vades the report of the new Panama
canal commission placed in the hands
of Secretary of War Taft .ast evening.
"Taking the proposition of the con
struction of a canal as a business un
dertaking, there does not seem to bo
any reason why it cannot be success
fully accomplished." declares Chief En
gineer John F. Stevens, w hose depart
mental report is included in the com
'There is no element of mystery iu-
volved In II." continues I.I r. Stevens.
No problem now apparent hut what
can bo successfully solved ;the prob
lem is one of magnitude xud not of mi
racles, although the time required and
he consequent e-ost will be more de
pendent upon the kind of canal to bo
built to a far greater extent than ha
been, I fear, appreciated."
The commission virtually asks for
the removal of all red tape laws, aud it
s strongly backed up in this respect
by ChJef Engineer Stevens, who does
not mince words, hpecial stress Is
laid upon the imitortanee of excluding
he commission from I ho operation of
he 8 hour law.
Attack Kiftbt-llour l.a.
"In the opinion of the commission, it
s a mistake to handicap the construc
tion of the Panama canal with any laws
save those of police aud sanitation," Is
the warning sounded. "The commis
sion strongly ree-ommends that labor
on the isthmu be excluded from the
application of the 8-hour law, the Chin
ese exclusion act, and any other law
passed or to be passed by congress for
the benefit of American labor at
The commission points out that tho
hour law has to be applied to aliens.
and says that "such application will lu-
rease the ctst of canal construction
t least 23 per e-enf" while being no
euefit to American labor at home.
LAT DWELLERS ARE
ROUTEO OUT IN COLD
One Fatality and Several Close Calls
Result frctYi Fire in Min
MlmieamiliM Minn., lit-c. 29. One Is
dead, two seriously burnei and 15 or
more injured as the result of the gut
tinir of HiKsins' tenements In Minne
haha ave-nue. this morning. The fire
tarted iu the apartments or Mrs. ter
rain Buckliff and spread vr-th wonder
ful rapidity. Twenty-sev'jn families
ere routed from their beds and sent
hivcrinj? Into the 10 alivc zero air.
Dead: Mrs. Iorralne Buckliff. aged
(19: injured: Stephen Dewis Barbel .
Mrs. Mary Foley. 43: A. V. Wells.
Twent v-Keven families were made
homeless, and lost everything they pos
sessed. The fire was caused Dy,wrs.
Foley attempting to light an oil stove.
HREE BURNED TO
DEATH ON ENGINE
Terrible Fate of Traihmen on Chicago
&. Erie, Result of Spreading
Ft. Wayne. Ind.. Dec. 29. Three
rainmeti were kiueu tu a ireigm.
wreck on the Chicago & Erie railroad
at Wk. 20 miles west of Huntington
early today when the rails spread, the
ngine overturned, and Engineer John
O'Brien. Fireman Cicil Oliver and
Brake-man I-m Fisher wore caught! in
the cab of the engine and burned to
death. All the victims resided a'.
TRAINS DELAYED IN NORTH
Five Inches to Foot of Snow Interferes
With Railroad Schedule.
Ja Crosse. Win., Dec. 29. From five
inches to a foot of snow fell over WU
consin and the northern peninsula of
Michigan during the oiglit, and today
nearly all trains are running several
Madison, Wis., Dec, 2'i. A blizzard
U raging here today. ,