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FIFTY-SIXTH YEAR. NO. G2.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 28, 190G.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
PERKINS AND FAIRGHILD
ARE FORMALLY ACCUSED
True Bills for Former
Officials of New
GRAND JURY EXPLAINS
train. The passengers became panic
stricken when it became known that
three convicts in prison garb were on
the train. It was feared the negroes
would stop the train and rob the pas
scngers. At Kent, CO miles west oi
St. Louis, the convicts left the train
and made off.
ALTON ROAD SUED
Forgery in Third Degree
Prussian Bond Deal
New York, Dec. 28. George W. Per
kins, formerly vice president of the
New York Life Insurance company
and now a member of the firm of J. P.
Morgan & Co., and Charles S. Fair
child, formerly secretary of the treas
ury and trustee of the New York Life-
insurance company, were indicted to
day by the grand jury, charged with
forgery in the third degree.
linxril on Ilund Sale
The indictments are based on what
is known as the Prussian bond trans
action, in which it is charged a false
statement was made by the Xew York
Life, in order to satisfy the govern
ment of Prussia as to securities held
by that company.
KalrrhiM In i:aropr.
Perkins appeared fn court and gave
bail in the sum of $10,000. Fairchil-.l
Is in Europe.
The jury reported six indictments
against each of the accused men.
Accompanying the indictment was
the following statement:
"The grand jury respectfully pre
sents that In filing a bill of indictment
against two persons for offenses com
mitted in connection with the affairs
m l . " '
opnn&Tieia Brings action toi
$500,000 Alleging Discrimination
GREAT FALLING OFF IN NOVEMBER
SHIPMENTS OF STAPLES IS SHOWN
Bureau of Statistics Gives Figures of Interest Bearing on Car
Shortage Other 11 Months of 1906 Far Ahead of Same
Period of 1905 in Internal Commerce.
IN FAVOR OF CITY OF PEORIA
Business Men Back of Move to Prose
cute Heavy Fine the
Springfield, III., Dec. 2S. Five suits
to recover $50,M,0 have been filed in
the circuit court against the Chicago &
Alton Kailroau company to recover
penalties for alleged unjust discrimina
tion in railroad freight rates. The
cases grew out or tne recent investi
gation which brought out the informa
tion that the Alton company had charg
ed a higher rate than is allowed by the
laws of the state.
Mates Ulornry Ilrins?M Suit,
The suits were filed by State's Attor
ney Frank I.. Match. It. is alleged that
in April, 1903, certain goods were con
signed from East St. Louis to L. J
Zumbrook & Sons of this city, on
which the freight amounted to 30
cents a hundred weight.
On the same date it is alleged that
the same class of goods was shipped
to Peoria, a longer distance, for 20
cents a hundred. .
ItiMTtmlnnlr Auninut SprinKflrltl.
The facts in the case were recently
brought out at a hearing held in Chi-
of the New York Life Insurance com-ca"' anfl il id sai1 t,iat tf,-e Springfield
pany that, accepting the law of these Business Men's association favored the
cases as advised by the district attor-' suits, in order to bring to an end un-
ney. they feel constrained to find the 5nsi: discrimination in favor of Peoria
and against Springfield...
The penalty provided for such an of
fense is a fine of not less than $1,00
or more than $5,floo for each, wnich la
SHORT, BUT DID NOT
GET CASH HIMSELF
indictment this day filed.
Sot for Thrmwlvni.
"The grand jurors, however, desire
to record their conviction that i
doing the acts charged against the de-!to be recovered by an action for debt.
. . 1 n . , . l n . -1 .1
. n.iciu t'iti imir'Micea uy a aesire to
benefit the policy holders of the Xew
York Life; that the defendants their.
selves neither did nor could in an
way personally profit from the act
done; that evidence conclusively show
ed a large pecuniary benefit was deriv
iti oy ine policy comers as a conse
quence of these acts."
After presenting the indictments the
grand jury was discharged.
RrMrT flight to (banr Ia,
When Perkins was arraigned in the
general court of sessions he entered a
pita of not guilty, reserving the right
to withdraw the plea at a later date
He was given till Jan. 21 to file demur
rers. It was announced today the in
quiry would be continued by the gran
jury which began its labors in Jan
KEEP OP MURDERS
Russian Revolutionists Pursue
Policy Despite Vigorous
SL Petersburg, Dec. 2S. The "flying
section" of the secret police, according
to the report of the prefect, has made
5SS arrests in this city the last three
days. The prisoners, who include
women, are charged with "revolution
ary activity and illegal election agita
tion." Further arrests and searches
are being prosecuted vigorously. Lead
ers of the revolutionists by an over
whelming majority have resolved to
ceaselessly pursue "their just cam
paigner removal, Intimidation being
the only effective weapon against th
iniquities of the regime.
Find Another Victim.
Omsk, Asiatic Russia, Dec. 28. Gen
eral Litvinoff, governor of the province
cf Akmolinsk was assassinated in the
street at the close of his office hours
today by-two unknown men.
ON BLIND BAGGAGE
Appearance in Prison Garb Causes a
Panic Among Missouri Pa
St. Louis, Dec. 28. Three negro
convicts employed at the prison power
house outside the penitentiary walls at
Jefferson City, made their escape last
night and rode fix miles towards St.
Loh's" this morning on the "blind" bag
gage of the Missouri Pacific passenger without further delay.
.Washington, Dec. 28. The car short
age problem has had its influence upon
the movement of internal commerc
during the past month, according to a
statement issued by the bureau of sta
tistics of the department of commerce
and labor. While the statement de
clares it is impossible to determine to
what extent inadequate transportation
facilities affected the movement of
grain, live stock and meat products,
end in some localities, lumber and coal,
in November, it says it can undoubted
ly be affirmed they would have been
much heavier had the railroads been
fully able to cope with the situation.
Decline lu Stnplcn.
A marked decline is shown in the
movement of certain important sta
ples, when compared with November
of last year, but an increase for the 11
months of the present year. The tptal
live stock receipts at seven interior
primary markets during November ag
gregated 3,534,117 head, a falling oft
of 300,000 head from the same month
last year. For 11 months of the pres
ent year like arrivals aggregated 37,
442,129 head, compared with 37,059,
707 for a like period of 1905.
A considerable falling off is shown
in shipments of packing house prod
ucts from Chicago during November,
there being a total of 218,110,712
pounds against 29C,0C0,3CG for the same
period of 1905.
Grain Mnin Stem.
The most noticeable decline is shown
in the receipts of grain, the total fig
ures for 15 interior markets during No
vember having been 75,779,000 bushels,
showing a falling off of 17,500,000 bush
els in November, 1905. For 11 months
of the present year the grain receipts
aggregated 722.944.S00 bushels, ex
ceeding the like months in 1905 by
more than 11,500,000 bushels.
CASE OF PHYSICIAN'S WIFE SHOWS
WOMEN ARE NOT SAFE IN NEW YORK
New York, Dec. 28. Mrs. Jeanne
Trautman, wife of Dr. Alexander
Trautman, was exonerated in the Jef
ferson Market polio? c.ntrt yesterday
of the charge made against !ur by;
Peter J. Hogan. the 12 a week c'e-l;,
who accused Mrs. Tiautmm of robbing
him in a hallway.
In discharging Mrs. Trautman, Mag
istrate Finn "Cattery Dan" declared
a grave and irreparable injusii-e'
had been done her through the stu
pidity of an irresponsible youth.
The casfe has attracted wide atten
tion because of the social prominence
of Mrs. Trautman, and as showing the
indignities to which an innocent wo
man may be subjected by the poliu in
New York on the flimsy acci.sarion of
Mrs. Trautman was looking p.t. tno
display In a jeweler's window Monday
night, when. Thins nmhfed her rmd call
ed for the police. To an oCicer he
the woman who had lured him into a
hallway on Fifth avenue Saturlay
night and had taken $13 from his
Mrs. Trautman gave her nam.-? zvA
her husband's address. :iiid ;'Utr.l
that a mistake had been mad :. .Sho
was taken to a police station, whore
her plight was treated as a joke. She
was refused permission to communi
cate with her husband and friends, and
was thrown into a cell filled with dis
solute womCn. Hours later fhe was
allowed to communicate with friei.ds,
who procured her release on boil.
After his wife's honorable discharge
counsel for Dr. Trautman hinted that
some action might be taken agtinst
the city for the manner in which the
police treated Mrs. Trautman
New York, Dec. 28. A thief forced
an entrance into the home of Dr. Alex
ander Trautman yesterday, while the
Proposed Bill Taking Power to
Issue Teachers' Licenses From
READ AT STATE MEETING
Aim is to Reduce Political Power of
County Officials Authority With
NOW AND WIND OVER THE
NORTHERN PART OF EUROPE
wr-wife v4ltf maid w.InujU-rwnlie.1m . me at a meetljlg of-the
and stolejteWfriry and silvfrware val
said he recognized Mrs. Trautman as ued at several hundred dollars.
Peculiar Situation Involving the Cash
ier of the Sedan, Kan.,
Sedan, Kan., Dec. 2S. Otto D. Stal
lard, defaulting cashier of the Peoples
National Bank of Sedan, who returned
here Wednesday, admitted to the of
fleers of the bank yesterday his short
age amounted to $22,000. He declared
he did not get the money and does
not know who did. No information has
been filed against him and he is at
Attorney General of Minnesota Takes
Decisive Step to Stop Big Stock
St. Paul, Dec. 2S. Judge Orr, in the
district court, at the Instance of At
torney general Young, has signed an
order directing the Great Northern
company to show cause why a tempo
rary injunction should not be granted
pending the final adjudication of pro
ceedings to restrain the proposed issue
of $00,000,000 of Great Northern stock.
The order is returnable Jan. 3. The
stock was to be issued Jan. 4.
TRANSPORT IS AVAILABLE
War Department Re-ady to Convey Re
lief to the Chinese.
Washington, Dec. 28. Quartermas
ter General Humphrey has notified
Secretary Taft he has available two
transports in which supplies for the
Chinese famine sufferers may be sent.
These are the Bedford and the War
ren, both of San Francisco. Secretary
Taft, upon the reconvening" of congress,
will ask for. authority to use one of
these vessels for the relief mission.
MUST TRY CASE AT ONCE
War Department Takes Hand in Prose
cution of Soldiers.
Pittsburg, Dec. 28. The war depart
ment has sent Instructions to the ifflce
of the United States district attorney
here that the lond delayed case of Lieu
tenant Ralph H. Drury, U. S. A., and
Private John DowJ of the 5th United
States Infantry, under indictment for
killine. William Crowley, a citizen, at
LIKE IT OR NOT
Roosevelt Shou'd be Elected
President AgainThird Term
. League Holds.
Sending Out Literature All Over Coun
try from Headquarters at
New York, Dec. 28. Edward A. Hor
ner of Chicago, president of the Roose
velt Third Term league, when asked
yesterday about the organization, said:
"It Is not our purpose to appeal to
politicians. In fact we don't want
them. It is to be a matter which is to
come directly from the people and for
myself I don't care whether Roosevelt
likes it or not. To my mind he has
nothing to say about it He is the only
man in which the people have abso
lute, Implicit confidence. We know ha
is honest; his actions have demonstrat
ed it beyond cavil."
Seollnt Out I.Keratiirr.
The headquarters of the league are
in Chicago. The league is sending
broadcast over the country copies of
its platform which sets forth that
Roosevelt should be- nominated an J
elected again and tells why the league
HAVE A MYSTERY
Indian Office Seeking to Put Red
Men on Same Footing
Springfield, 111., Dec. 2S. The calm
of the convention of the State Teach
ers' association suddenly was whipped
into a storm yesterday afternoon with
the reading of a proposed bill to place
the certification of teachers under
state control and thus deprive county
superintendents of their political
weapons and cf much of their power.
The bill transfers the right to issue
certificates or licenses to . teachers
from the county superintendents to a
board of state examiners, which, the
bill provides, shall be named by the
The certificate issuing prerogative
which has been enjoyed by the county
superintendents since the old Illinois
school law was framed in 18CS, has re
suited in putting so much power into
the hands of the county superinten
dents in rural districts that they are
safely intrenched in office.
Hill Irecrllien DrtnlU
The proposed bill not only takes
from the county superintendents the
right to award certificates but pre
scribes the exact method by which the
licenses shall be awarded, sets forth
in detail how the examinations shall
l e held, and what shall be required of
the candidates for certificates. The
measure is calculated to greatly in
crease the efficiency of rural schools
by barring the doors of the little red
schoolhouse against inefficient teach
It is charged by the county superin
endents that the bill was framed as a
result of the efforts of the normal
school and university faculties to in
crease the attendance of their institu
ions by closing the doors of the pro
fession against teachers not equipped
by any training to instruct the chil
dren of the state.
AVhnt the IJMI IrovMrN.
The proposed law, which was read
the next democratic national conven
"While I have not yet annuonced
that I would be a candidate," said Mr.
Bryan'l" have not stated that I would
not be a candidate, and do not intend
to. Such a high honor as the presiden
tial nomination is something that no
American citizen should decline."
.Mr. Bryan said tiiie was no found
ation for the siory lh;i haI beer p:'iit
ed to the effect that he would, if nom
inated, favor the selection of Senator
William Stone of Missouri as chair
man of the democratic national committee.
f0 OPEN FORMER'S SCHOOLS
Congress Will be Asked to Legalize
Attendance of White Children
of Woman Found in
Lot Indicates Murder.
Boston, Dec. 28. The police of the
west end district are confronted with
a mystery In the finding of the body
of a young woman of 24, upon the
grounds of the Massachusetts General
hospital, attended by evidence that she
had been dragged from an adjacent
house. Mrs. Susie Brown, manager of
lodging house in the vicinity, and
three other woman occupants, were
arrested on suspicion. Each stated
she 'was unable to identify the dead
After an examination of the occu
pants of the Brown house, th'e police
were satisfied none of the women
Pittsburg. Sept. 13, 1904, must be trie ! ! found there and taken to the station
Washington, Dec. 2S.-Commissioncr
Leupp of the Indian office will ask con
gress to legalize the practice of the
department in permitting white chil
dren to enter Indian schools on the
same basis as the Indian children are
permitted to enter white schools. It
is the policy of the Indian office to
break up the Indian reservation wher
ever possible, and allot the land owned
by Indians and put the -wards of the
government on a self-supporting foot
To do this effectively the old bar
riers are being broken down and In
dians in .many sections of the country
are attending district schools, the In
dian bureau paying into the county or
state treasury the cost per capita of
the Indians education as assessed
against a white child, which amounts
to about $2 per quarter. In many lo
calities of the west and northwest In
dian schools are the only schools In
widely separated areas.
Han riiraord lollcy.
It has been Commissioner Leupp's
policy to permit white children to en
joy the privileges of education granted
the Indian children, and the theory that
there was no law against such policy,
and he is now preparing an amend
mcnt to the Indian appropriation bill
now pending before the senate commit
tee on Indian affairs, affirming the po
sition he has taken.'
RAISULI IS FIRM;
PREPARES TO FIGHT
Tangier, Morocco, Dec. ; 28. Accord
ing to the best information obtainable,
Raisuli has refused to resign the gov
ernorship, has sent his harem to the
mountains and Is'preparing to meet the
forces of War Minister Gabbas at
ZinaL '- - '
superintendents' section of the State
Teachers' association yesterday, was
drafted by a specially appointed com
mittee made up of representatives of
Uie college, normal, superintendents,
principals, and elementary schools, and
teacliers' sections of the association.
The bill was read to the county su
perintendents by Francis G. Blair, state
superintendent of public instruction,
who also is president of the county
superintendents' section. Beyond pro
viding for the appointment of a board
of examiners, of which the state super
intendent, a normal school president,
and a county superintendent shall be
among the members, it provides that
all male candidates for certificates
shall be over IS years of age and all
female candidates over 17 years. It
also provides, among other things, that
the candidates shall present evidence
of good moral character.
No IkiNkrtltaU for C.lrlw
Basketball no longer will be. played
by the public high school girl if the
action of the athletic section of the
association is obeyed. At the after
noon session tnis section or the asso
ciation, by unanimous vote, adopted n
resolution disapproving of the playing
of the basketball games by girls
"where the game Is in the nature of
a contest or for a prize."
Dr. James E. Armstrong, principal of
the Englewood high school,' in moving
the adoption of the resolution, said the
game is likely to injure the health of
A, J. CASSATT DIES
End of President of Pennsylva
nia Road Comes With Sur
Philadelphia, Deo. 28. President
Alexander J. Cassatt of the Pennsylva
nia Railroad company, died suddenly
this afternoon. The announcement of
the death was made from his office
shortly before 2 o'clock in the follow
"President Cassatt died suddenly of
heart disease at 1 p. m. today. Th?
symptoms were those known to the
Storm Worst England
in 30 Years.
WRECKS ON THE COAST
People Freeze to Death In tho
Highways Trains Buried
if . ,
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London, Dec. 28. All members of
the crew of the Japanese liner, Awa
Maru, from Antwerp for Middlesbor
ough, which ran on the rocks off Ued
Car last night, were safely taken off by
I nkminH xcl I'uunriVra.
A telegram from Holyhead says an
unknown vessel foundered off Rhosco
lyn point, Wales. Distress rockets
were sent up last night.
Nine persons have born frozen to
death on the roads of England aloim
during the past 24 hours.
Vrnt In .K Vrurw.
The continued snowfall has created
a practically unprecedented situation,
the worst known in CO. years In Great
Britain. Conditions existing here are
apparently general throughout Europe.
From all parts of Great Britain coma
stories of trains buried In snowdrifts.
Hunt I'll tlx on Wnmrn,
Forty or fifty women had narrow es
capes from death today owing to the
collapse of a snowladen roof of the
Convent Garden warehouse. Most of
them wore rescued with slight injuries.
No loss of life.
ON CAPITAL STOCK
T? Rateof Rock-fstantf-Companies
"Determined by State Board of
Charges Filed as Result of Barring
Attorney in Rate Hearing Not
St. Paul. Dec. 2S. Governor John
son today notified G. F. Hubbard, pres
ident of the Minnesota Shippers asso
elation," and James Manahan, its attor
ney, he had decided to take no action
on the charges filed by Manahan and
Hubbard against the state board of
railroad and warehouse commissioners.
Tho governor states he has arrived at
the conclusion the attorney, general Is
the legal advisor. of the commission,
which was within its right In refusing
Manahan permission to take part In
conducting the examination at the re
cent rate hearing.
Only One of Crey. Saved.
Corunna. Spain, DecS. The Span
ish fishing steamer Primero has floun
dered In . a storm. "All the crew were
lost with the exception of one.
BRYAN IS WILLING TO
RUN FOR PRESIDENT
Honor too Great to Be Declined De
nies He-Has Urged Senator Stone
to Head Committee.
Topeka. Kan., Dec. 28. In an inter
view here William J. Bryan practically
admitted that he would be a candidate
for the presidential nomination before
A. J. CASSATT.
profession as Stokes-Adams syncope
death was Instantaneous."
Cassatt died at the city residence in
West Rittenhouse square, surrounded
by members of his family. Cassa'.t
was out driving as late as last Monday
While not feeling as well as he had
been, he rose from bed today, but did
not leave the room. About 1 o'clock
while sitting in a chair, the final at
tack came. He was instantly render
ed unconscious, and when a physician
arrived he found him dead.
News of President Cassatt's death
came as a great shock to the citizens
of Philadelphia, among whom he lived
many years. That he was so near
death was not believed by many who
enjoyed intimate relations with him
and his family. The best information
the public had was he had a slight cold
and was rapidly Improving.
FRENCH LAW NOT
LIKE THE GERMAN
Vatican Note Declares Former Works
Greater Hardships Than
Rome, Dec. 28. An official note is
sued by the Vatican today says:
"The comparison between the Prus
sian cultural law of 1S75 and that of
the Clemcnceau cabinet as made in
the French senate was entirely wrong.
The Prussian law, although hard and
unjust toward the church, explicitly
recognizes tne cat none nierarcny as
the foundation of the church, while the
fundamental principle of -the church
and state separation law and M. Hri
and's bill is to ignore the hierarchy
and to impede in an unjustified man
ner the ordinary practices of religion."
Springfield, III., Dec. 28. (Special.)
The state board of equalization haa
made the following assessments on the
capital stock of the Rock Island cor
porations the assessed value of the cap
ital stock of which exceeds the assess
ed value of the tangible property as
returned by the local assessor: Peo
ples Power company, assessed value of
capital stock. $51,470, assessed value of
tangible property, $31,470, net assess
ment of capital stock, $30,000; Rock
Island-Davenport Ferry company, as
sessed value of capital stock, $7,no
assessed value of tangible property,
$C,000( net assessment of capita! stock,
$1,500; Union Electric Telephone &
Telegraph company, assessed value of
capital stock, $27,314, assessed value of
tangible property, $26,314, net assess
ment of capital Ftock, $10,000.
RAISE ON NEW YORK CENTRAL
30,000 Employes to Get More Wages
Now and Others Later On.
New York, De-c. 28. It was an
nounced yesterday from the offlco of
the general superintendent that the
New York Central Railroad company
had advanced the wages of 30,000 of its
men and that statistics of a general
increase would soon be Issued.
EXPLAINS IN TWO WORDS
Broken Health" Written on Postal
Card Before Physician Shot Himself.
Norfolk, Va., Dec. 2S. Dr. Charles
L. Culpepper, a leading and wealthy
physician of Portsmouth, was today
found dead In his office with a bullet
wound in his head and a pistol by his
side. The words "broken health In
Culpepper's handwriting were written
on a postal cara on me pnysician s
Southern Methodist Bishop Dies.
Nashville, Tenn., Dec. 28. Bishop A.
Coke Smith of the Methodist Episco
pal church, South, died at Asheville,
N. C, last night, of pleurisy.
LET CONTRACTS FOR CARS
Erie and Pennsylvania Among Eastern
Roads Spending Millions.
New York, Dec. 28. Large contracts
are now being placed here for cars for
some of the leading eastern railroads.
The Pennsylvania has ordered 2.000
box cars to cest about two million. Tho
Erie is about to close orders for 7,000
cars entailing an outlay of nearly sev
More Pay for Firemen.
Cleveland, Dec. 28. Beginning Jan.
1, the pay of all firemen on the Blj;
Four system will be Increased on an
average of 7.77 per cent.
Porto RIcan Authorities Tako
Venezuelan on Charge of
San Juan, Dec. 28. The report that
General Barret de Nazaris of Vene
zuela, was arrested here early in the
week at tho instance of Acting Gover
nor Post, upon the request of United
States District Attorney Simpson of
New York, is confirmed. The general,
who Is charged with a counterfeiting
conspiracy, was subsequently releaseJ
on $3,000 bail, is to be taken to New
York when the papers are received.