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FIFTY-SIXTH YEAR. NO. 151.
MONDAY, APRIL 15, 1907.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
STANDARD OIL COMPANY
LOSES GREAT COORT FIGHT
J. H. ECKLES
Chicago Banker, Former
Controller of Treas
. BY PARIS POLICE
Thaw Counsel Left at Sea
as to Who Will be
BECOMES MAYOR OF CHICAGO TONIGHT.
American Billiard Player Ordered Out
of Country Under Anti-Gambling
Is Convicted on 1,463
Counts for Having
Every Known Ruse of Defense
Overcome Jury Takes
But One Ballot.
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company or inuiana, which nuu neeu on
trial six weeks before Judge Landis in
the United Stales district court on a
charge of having received rebates from
the Alton railroad on shipments of oil
from Whiting, Ind., to East St. I.ouis,
111., was found guilty Saturday night
on 1,403 counts out of the original 1.1MC!
In the indictment. The remainder of
the HO counts were dropped from the
indictment on accoum of errors.
I lnr May ll MillioiiM.
If the verdict is sustained the oil
company is liable to a line of $2!i.2tio,
00(1, as the Elkins law under which the
company was indicted provides a fine
of $1,000 to $20,000 for each offense.
Pending a new trial which the defend
ant announced would be made immedi
ately, no action will be taken bv the
court towards collecting the flue.
The indictment charges the shipment
of 1,00;! cars of oil over the Chicago
terminal transfer and Alton railway
from Whiting, Ind., to East St. I.ouis.
via Chappell, 111. The charge was that
the oil company accepted a rate of (5
cents per lot) pounds when the legal
rate was IS cents.
When the case first came to trial the
attorneys for the defense endeavored
to have all the counts thrown out on
technicalities, but the court ordered
each count to be taken up and consid
ered separately, which was done and
the counts in which errors were founel L
were dropped.. The defense then pnt
all its efforts toward proving that, they
were unaware of the fact that 'the "spe
cial rate" had not been filed with trio
interstate commerce commission, as
provided by the Klkins law. Evidence
was offered by the government show
ing that it w-as t lie duty of the com
pany's officials to see that the reduced
tate was in the hands of the commerce
commission. Landis. in his charge to
the jury, sustained this point.
Sliowt'd Company Horn-
In regard to the assertion by the do
fense that the Standard Oil company
did not know of the existence of the
tariff on which the indictment was has
d, Landis said the evidence submitted
by the government went to show that
there was a department in the Stand
ard Oil company which dealt with oil
lots in less than one carload, and that
it would have been absolutely neces
sary for the head of this department to
be familiar with the tariff in question.
The jury was out less than three
hours and reached a verdict on the
MOVE ON BEHALF
OF MRS. M. B. EDDY
Trustees of Estate of Christian Science
Leader Proceed Against Orig
Concord, X. II., April 15. Henry M.
Baker, Archibald McLennan, and .losiah
E. Fernald, trustees of the estate of
Mrs. Mary Raker G. Eddy, filed a mo
tion in the superior court today, asking
the "next friends" of Mrs. Eddy, plain
tiffs in the original suit be ordered
forthwith to show cause why the mo
tion of the trustees for leave to inter
vene and be substituted as the plain
tiffs in the place of the said next
friends, should not be granted.
E.C. LINDLEY TO TAKE
PLACE ON ROCK ISLAND
Legal Adviser of Sanitary District Ac
cepts Position of General At
torney for Railroad.
Chicago, April 15. E. C. Lindley, at
torney of the sanitary district, has re
signed to become a general attorney
for the Chicago. Rtick Island & Pacific
vnllrnnrl lilts nnnsiintnimit tri flio Int. I
ter position was announced yesterday! U is "'porteeLthat the mint here has
by Richard A. Jackson, general soli-juoen issuing light coins for a number
cltor of the road. The Rock Island at- of months. Benjamin F. Butler, corn
ready had one general attorney in Chi-' ,)Iltor of tho TTnited States mint; Frank
cago. The new position is made to di-', r, ... ...
if ti.' -i i P- Dewey, assayer of the mint bureau
vide the legal work.
Mr. Lindley, who lives at 47u6 La.e'at Washington, and Jacob B. Eckfeldt,
avenue, has been attorney of the drain- assayer of the Philadelphia mint, are
age board since the present board the expert metallurgists who are tak-
came into office 10 months age). Prior .ing the inventory eif the Denver mint
to that time he was an assista.it and preparing to start it with a clean
MEETS AT NEW YORK
Andrew Carnegie Presiding Over As
semblage of Distinguished Amer
icans and Foreigners.
New York. April 15. The national
arbitration peace congress of America
which has attracted to its sessi m
many prominent tne-n, both from this
country anil Europe, is holding its
first. deliberative meeting this after
neon. Andrew Carnegie is nresiding.
The program includes the address
of welcome by Mayor McClellan, and
the reading of a letter from President
Roost velt, who cannot lie pivscnt, and
in n.titrouc In- 1'Vilin IPii'if ( !i ivurn tr
.11,,, and Carnegie.
MAY BE MANY DEAD
IN NORTHERN WRECK
Great Northern Train Jumps Track at
Devil's Lake and Is Consumed
St. Paul. April 1 5. A (J rent North
ern westbound train, leaving St. Paul
Sunday morning, jumped the track
near Devil's Lake, X. I)., at 1 o'clock
this morning. According to a statement
issued at the Montreal office in this
city, the mail clerk and a number of
passengers were badly injured. It is no:
known whether any one was killed.
special to the Dispatch from I.akota. X.
D., says several passengers were killed
or injured and that the wrecked train
was d st roved by lire.
ALLOWED TO STAND
United States Supreme Court Refuses
to Interfere in Case of Ex-Senator
Washington. April 15. The supremo
court today dismissed the writ of er
ror fur lack of jurisdiction, in the case
of former I'nited States Senator Tho
mas M. Patterson of Colorado in which
the senator was fined $l.ooo by the
Colorado supreme court on the charge
of contempt. The action has the prac
tical effect of affirming t he decision of
the Colorado ccurts.
state's attornev under Deneen and
Healy. In his new position Mr. I.ind-
ley's headquarters will remain in Chi
Xo successor to Mr. Lindley at the
head of the legal department, of tho
drainage board has been seh cted. Tho
position probably will he filled on We 1
nesday. RUSSIA ALTERS TIME SYSTEM
Hours Now Numbered from 1 to 24.
Even in Railway Tables.
St. Petersburg, April 15. Russia is
experimenting with the 24-hour tinio
system, the hours being numbered con
secutively from 1 to 21, instead of in
two periods of 12 hours. Tite min
ister of railroads has directed that the
summer time tables for the railroads
to Mos-cow be printed in the new sy;,
PEARY READY FOR THE NORTH
Leaves Portland Home for New York,
to Oversee Final Arrangements,
Portland. Maine, April 15. Com
mander R. E. Peary, who has announc
ed his intention of starting from New
York on .luly 1 for another voyage t.i
the far north in another attempt to
reach the pole, left this city for New
York last night after passing two days Tolono. was awarded $1.S00 damages
at his summer home on Eagle Island.) by a jury against two teachers. Sher
Casco bay. He was accompanied by ( man Cass and Annie Kelley, for injuries
Mrs. Peary. received by whipping.
LIGHT COINS ISSUED AT DENVER MINT
LEADS TO OFFICIAL INVESTIGATION
Denver, April 15. On account of the
re-turn of a recent shipment of gold
ceiin to a New York bank from Indon,
Use annual settlement in the Denver
mint has been undertaken four months
eailier than usual, according to a leical
ujf. . ' j:-?
mm&UMiMWmkit th-. mil- m
' kctxtv Jmm.j-: !S to i
.Jff .- i
Frederick Bttsse is a native of Chicago and is 41 years of age. He was
educated jn Chicago public schools, began his business career as a contract
ing teamster, and lau r became a prosperous coal dealer. In 1!02 he was
chosen state treasurer, and since December, l!ior, has served as postmaster.
NEGROES FOIL ATTEMPT TO LYNCH;
FIRE OH WHITE MOB WITH EFFECT
New Orleans, La.. April 1". While
a score or more of whi e men were tak
ing a negro charged whh criminal as
sault on a white woman from the jail
at r.unkie, I. a., last night with the in
teniion of lynching him, they were
fired upon by a crowd of negroes who
had hidden near the jail. Three white
men were wounded and one will prob
After the shooting the negroes got
THAN THAT AT FRISCO?
Seismograph at Albany Shows Stronger
Shocks Than Those of a Year
Albany, X. Y April 15 The strong
est, longest earthquake sliock lvcttrded
on the seismograph at the state muse
um here since the instrument was in
stalled be'gan at 1:14 a. m., and contin
ued more than two hours. The re'eord
is much more pronounced than that
made by the Sau Francisco earthquake
The maximum vibraliem is so severe
as to swing the pendaliini char off ;he
Whipped; Boy Awarded $1,800.
Bloomington, HI.. ipiil 15. Michael
Burke, a pupil in the public schools at
bill of books for another year.
Thus far there has been m charge of
crookedness in the rumors ef light
coins being sent out, ai.d it is admitted i
that the differe-nce in weight might bo
due to defects in the me-chanism eif the
new machinery or carelessness as well
as to deliberate intention.
It would be difficult in the exireme
for an employe of the mint to receive
bullion from the inciter and refiner, is
sue a light coin and pocket the differ
ence, but it is conceivable that such a
thing might be accomplished as a result
of a general conspiracy.
None eif the eifficials of the mint will
admit that the investigation is on ac
count eif light coins, and all declare
that an issue of light coins is impossible.
away carving the negro prisoner with
Later dispatches from Ihmkie scout
the story of a mob of whites being fired
on by negroes. It is now the general
belief when the negro prisoner got
away from the would-be lynchers after
being taken from jail many shots were
tired and members of the lynching i ar
ty wounded each other.
DAVIS IS BISHOP
Davenoort Priest Elevated to
Succeed Late Bishop Cos
grove as Head of Diocese.
POPE NAMES 7 CARDINALS
Issues Address in Which He Sorrow
fully Denounces Course France
Rome, April 15. Peipe Pius X. held
a secret consistory this morning, in
which the Vatican created seven car
dinals. The pope delivered a short ad
drc.ss dealing especially with the strug
gle in France, which he said was par
ticularly painful to him, as he loved
"I hat most noble nation, whose sor
rows and joys I consider as my own
instead of blMng those of her French
rulers who, after arbitrarily denounc
ing the concordat, who are violently
despoiling the church and failing to
recognize the ancient true glory of the
"They have tried to uproot the re
mains eif religion by committing all
kinds of excesses, even theise repug
nant to French peiliteness, and vieilating
every public and private law and cus
The pontiff appointed Mgr. Albert
Cnertin. bishop of Manchester, X. II.,
and Mgr. .lames Davis, bishop of Dav
PRESIDENT'S COUSIN DEAD
George A. Roosevelt Dies at Brussels
Where He Was Consul General.
Washington. April 15. The state de
partment received a dispatch today an
nouncing the deiflh of George A.Roose
velt, a ceiusin of President Rexisevelt,
at Brussels, where he was consul gen
oral. lie was born in 1814 and served
with distinction in the civil war.
END COMES SUDDENLY
Body Found in Bed by Servant
Remarkable Career of
It l I.KS
Watch the small things.
L:rzin-ss is a vi e fight It.
Do your hom-st best ii pays.
Without sclf-i esTt you cannot
Trickery's triumph is fleeting.
Heniemlier that oiort unil y waits
only on worth.
Cultivate love, loyalty nml respect
for work esju'eia My your own work.
It is not enough to be honest and
Try to keep your in i tut clean evil
ami success will not mix.
If responsibility confronts you,
seize it; io not throw it nsiilo re
sponsibility represents opportunity.
Chicago, April 15. James II. Eckels,
president of the Commercial Xationa'.
bank and former cemt roller of the cur
rency, was found dead in bed at his
residence, IS Ritchie place, yesterday
morning at !:40 o'clock by his butler.
Physicians tk'clared Mr. Eckels had
died of heart failure, death probably ,
having overtaken him about 1::50
o'clock in the morning, while he was
aslee-p. He had been a sufferer from
heart trouble for more than nine years.
He was 4S years old.
fnllfd in Vnln.
For 10 minutes, at intervals, the tele
phone on a table close to Mr. Eckels'
bed had been ringing, prior to the dis
covery et death. The man at the other
end of the telephone, who was vainly
hoping to hear Mr. Eckels' voice ans
wer, was the dead president's brother.
George M. Eckels, who was to have
been one of the guests at a breakfast
party to be given by the banker at 11
o'clock yesterday morning.
The-servants in the house heard the
insistent ringing of the telephone in
their master's room and finally became
Itnpiil lUxe to Prominence-.
Mr. Eckels was born at Princeton,
HI., Xov. 22. 1S5S. and received his pre
liminary education in the public schools
of the town, graduating frevm the high
school in 1S7G. After reading law three
years in a local office he entered a law
school at Albany, X. Y., in 1ST9, and
was graduated the following year.
He returned at once to his native
state and began practice at Ottawa.
From the beginning he took an ac
tivc interest in public affairs, which be
came known through his eloquent pub
lie spee-ches, attracted the attention of
President Grover Cleveland, who at the
he-ginning of his second term appointed
Mr. Eckels controller of the currency.
I'niveH Ability nn l-'innnrlrr.
The appointment aroused a storm of
disapproval from the peditical leaders
of the time. A delegation from the
senate went to the president and urged
that Mr. Eckels' name be withdrawn
because he was a young and inexperi
enced man. " President Cleveland was
obdurate, however, and the appoint
Within a few weeks tha panic of 1S93
swept over the country. In .10 Weeks
1G5 natiemal banks failed a number
only 20 less than the total during the
TOM WATSON, ONCE
PRESIDENCY, FIGHTS NEGRO ON TRAIN
Augusta, Ga., April 15. The railroad
and race problem were mergetl on a
train between Atlanta and Augusta,
when Thomas Watson, once candidate
eif the populist party for the presiden
cy of the United States, and now the
editor of a magazine in Atlanta, engag
ed in an altercation with a railroad por
ter, which ended in blows.
Mr. Watson was annoyed by the slow
time made by the train, and by what
he termed the lack of courtesy shown
him by the road's officials.
He and the conductor engaged In a
talking match, in which the porter soon
became a party, the negro talking up
for the road's side of the question.
jThen Mr. Watson became excited and
hit the porter a blow in the face with
1 his grip.
Paris, April 15. George Sutton, the
American billiard player, who recently
conducted a school for billiards in this
city and against whom the police issued
an expulsion order under the law Tor
the prevention of gambling, left Paris
preceding 'JO years. A periejd of appre
hension and anxiety such as the finan
cial interests of the country had never
Iteopeueil 1MI Out of 11.1.
The new controller of the currency
went to work. Of the batiks that failed
during that first 10 weeks he reopened
115 and of these loo were successful.
He collected and paid out to depositors
in banks that had failed more than
$2S,ooo,iioo', or "j per cent of the total
amount paid out in the history of the
system. Many other banks were as
sisted and protected in so wise a man
ner that they were enabled to pull
A prominent financier declared that
during the crisis the controller of the
currency "never made u mistake." And
Mr. Eckels retained his position until
the end ejf the democratic administra
tion, establishing a reputatiein as eine
of the greatest financiers in the I'nited
lleeonieH l"relilen of llsink..
When William McKinley was elected
Mr. Eckels announced that he would
re-tire from public life. Immediately he
was overwhelmed with effers of posi
tions fiom financial institutions in ev
ery part ef the ceiuntry, but after some
1 deliberation he accepted the presidency
of tile Commercial National bank, an
office which he held up ti the time of
his d. ath.
Mr. Eckeds is believed to have left a
relatively small estate. Hist income in
the- last few years had been large, but
his holdings in the various corporations
in which he was interested are said to
have been only moderate.
Ilitt-rexteil in Voiiiik Men.
Tlij ci'Kiipet interest nside from
fin was e(,cational and philan
thropic work among young men. For
several years he was president of the
Chicago Young Men's Christian Asso
ciation, antl devoted much time to its
work. At the time of his death he was
treasurer eif its board of trustees.
In Ottawa he had been superintend-!
ent eif the Presbyterian Sunday school.
In the Fourth Presbyterian church,
which he joined upon coming to Chica-
;o, he interested himself especially in
the same direction, giving his services
fre-ely to everything that had anything
to do with the young men. Whenever
a banquet was given, it was to Mr. Ec
kles that the men turned first for a
From the time of his appointment as
controller of the currency Mr. Eckels
was one of Mr. Cleveland's closest pe-r-sonal
friends, and the intimacy contin
ued after the official bond was broken.
Mr. Cleveland at the time of his last
visit to Chicago, in February, was the
guest of Mr. Eckels.
I.envc V Ife nml Dnuchtrr.
Mr. Eckels was married in 1SS7 to
Miss Fannie Reed of Ottawa. Their
daughter Phoebe, was born in 1S93.
His other surviving relatives are two
brothers, George of this city and Frank
G. of Nevada, Iowa., and a sister, Mrs.
Charles A. Palmer of Princeton, 111.
His wife and daughter are in Europe.
TAFT HONORED AT SAN JUAN
Secretary Reviews Troops, Meets Visi
tors at Governor's Palace.
San Juan. Porto Rico. April lS.Sec
retary t war iatt and nis party ar
rived at noon yesterday on the yacht
Mayflower. After formal exercises Sec
retary Taft was escorted by a battalion
of marines to the city entrance, where
Lieutenant Colonel Bailey, eif the Peirto
Rican regiment and staff awaited him.
Under esceirt of the regiment the sec
retary, who was in a carriage with
Governor Winthrop, was driven to the
palace, where frtim the balcony he re-
vieweel the troeips. After the review-
Ian informal reception was held.
Feir a while it loeiked as though seri
ous trouble would be the outcome be
tween the negro, Mr. Watson, his frie-nds
and the ceindtictor, but finally an atmos
phere resembling peace was restored
and the parties concerned were given
an opportunity to care for injured headl
and hurt feelings
While the scrap was in progress the
train was stopped. It was kept waiting
for fully 20 minutes before the difficul
ty finally was s,ettled and the cemdu
tor gave the signal to the engineer to
The encounter between the negro and
Mr. Watson created great excitement
in the car. While Mr. Watson has made
no statement, it is believed he will
bring the matter to the attention of the
The extent of the injuries of
DELMAS DROPPED COLD
O'Reilly Serves Notice on Clerk
of Court to Hold Ex
hibits. New York. April 15. Daniel O'Reilly
of Thaw's counsel, today served notice
on the clerk of the supreme court not
tei deliver any exhibits in the Thaw
case to any one claiming to be Thaw's
counsel until the question of who is to
be thf counsel of record is settled.
lli-lmllM In Silent.
New York. April 15. Lawyers con
nected with the defense of Harry Thaw
in the trial just ended explained yes
terday their plans for the future so far
as participation in the case is concern
ed. Only Delphin M. Delmas, whose
expression "dementia Americana" in
his summing up address, has brought
down ui'n his head censure not only
fteim his asseiciates and the Thaw fam
ily, but from jurists throughout the
country and in England, refused to dis
cuss his plans.
It is asserted, however, that the Cali
foininn will not be reengaged and that
Thaw himse-lf is most bitteT in his de
nunciation eif him.
O'Krill.v Aloue I.rft.
Daniel O'Reilly, the only one of the
five counsel who participated in Thaw's
defense who has had any criminal prac
tice in this state previous to the trial,
is now counsel of record for Thaw. He
will be in active charge of the case
hereafter. In the event of a second
trial he will engage associate counsel.
In discussing his plans Mr. O'Reilly
"Not only am I the only one of the
five lawyers Thaw has reengaged, but
as a matter of fact I have been for
several weeks Thaw's counsel of rec
ord. Clmuged During Trlnl.
"It was the day that Mr. Hartridge
started to cross examine Dr. Mahon
and tried to frame a hypothetical ques
tion, which Justice Fitzgerald would
not allow, that Thaw made me counsel
f record. In his cell in the Tombs
that afterneiem he wrote a letter giving
me the post. It was similar to the one
he had given Mr. Delmas earlier in the
When the eevmmlssion in lunacy re
quested all the writings of Thaw, Mr.
Jerome, who knew I had this letter,
asked me to put it in, but I explained
I did not want the fact that I had suc-
ceedeel Mr. Hartridge to become known
during the trial so it didnt' appear in
Thaw is personally very fond of Mr.
Peabody and will insist that he be re
tained. Mr. Gleasem, te-o. is an old
friend of Thaw, but he will not be re
engaged. Mr. Delmas, of course, will
have nothing at all to elo with the case
from now on.
HiieM to Ohtnln HHrimr.
I fully expect to have Thaw out on
bail within aneither weeK. A second
trial cannot be held before October or
November, and I do not intend to have
Thaw spend that time in the Tombs.
understand Mr. Jerome will oppose
me. but I don't worry about that.
'Any talk that we dont want another
trial is fbeilish. We not only want it.
but we will get it. There won't be any
such mistake as occurred in this one
and we'll get an acquittal on a non
KEEP DETAILS OF
Reporters Barred from Conference of
Premiers of Great Britain's Colo
nies at London.
London. April 15. The fourth con
ference of the premiers of Great Bri
tain's self-governing colonies and the
British colonial secretary opened this
morning under the presidency of Ea'l
Elgin, secretary of state for the colo
nies. Reporters were not admitted to
the conference so the public will hava
to be contented with a strictly cen
sored: official summary of each day's
proceedings until the blue boeik on thc
conference is issued a month after Its
Mutiny in Rust Prison.
Riga, Russia, April 15. Thirty-three
inmates of the prison Saturday attack
ed and overcame the superintendent
and wardens. The troons fired, killine
'seven mutineers and wounding 12. Nine
the negro has not been reorted
soldiers were wounded.