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FIFTY-SIXTH YEAR. XO. 188.
FRIDAY. .MAY '2k 1907. WEI ATK PAGES.
TRICE TWO CENTS.
BOOST FOR ROCK ISLAND; HELP GET THAT $100,000 NEW FACTORY FUND
OIL COMPANIES COMBINE
IN A LAW BREAKING TRUST
Commissioner Makes a
Sweeping Report to
MAY PUT OUT OF STATE
Federal Proceedings Against
Standard Up for Hearing Be
fore St. Paul Court.
Jefferson City, Mo., May L' I. Judge
Anthony, appointed ly the supreme
court of Missouri to take testimony it:
the suit instituted by Attorney General
H.idley against the Standard Oil eoni-,
Waters-Pierce Oil eompany, and the
Republic Oil company, charging con
spiracy, today made a report to the
court. His findings hold the coinpanL-s
entered into an agreement to control
the prices of oil.
Would Out I'roin Mate
He tecommenils their charters lie re
voked and that they he ousted from the
state, in his report he holds the su
prciuc court has authority to make a
ruling of ouster.
Kiiirlhiu lo fir III li-m-il.
The findings of the commission sus
tain the contentions of Attorney Gener
al Hartley in his petition. Commission
er Anthony's report will now he review
ed by the snpn me court. The court
may affirm the findings of the commis
sioner or it may remand the case to
him with directions for further pro
ceedings. If the report should be af
firmed and the (indiums of the commis
sioner adopted by the court, the coun
would then have power to take from the
Waters-fierce company, which Is- -71
Missouri corporation, its franchise and
rights as a corporation.
'iin Merely l'.i-l.
Willi regard to the Standard and He
public coinpanh s, both of which arc
foreign corporations, the court would
have power to cancel their right to do
business in Missouri.
The court may impose fines on the
lirntvM l.ctiiil Tnli-nt.
St. ran, Minn., May 21. Not since
tlie last arguments were made in the
fan. oils Northern Securities case in the
I'nited States circuit court here alioiti
three years ago has there been so not
ed an array of lawyers as appeared in
court today in the case of the I'nited
States against the Standard Oil com
pany of New Jersey and its allied cor
porations. Four fin IIi-ik-Ii.
Judges Sanborn, Vnndevctitcr, Hook,
and Adams wero on the bench. The
mutter brought for their consideration
was a bill of exceptions filed by the
Standard Oil company against the gov
eminent complaint which seeks to have
the Standard company and its T' other
companies declared an unlawful com
bination in restraint of trade and to
have the combination dissolved.
l.ntTypr ill (1IM.
Frank I? Kellogg of this city icptv
sents the government ami he made the
principal argument. He was assisted
by M. I). I'urdy jmd Assistant 1'nited
States Attorney General C. 1J. Morri
son of Chicago.
The Standard Oil company was rep
resented by John T. Johnson of Phil
adelphia, John G. Milliurn of New York,
and H. S. Priest of St. Louis.
TO MAKE FEW STOPS
ON HIS RIVER TRIP
Reported at Washington President
Will Speak Only at St. Louis
Cairo and Memphis.
Washington. May 2 I. President
Rosevelt, it is said at the White house,
will not make more than one speech in
any one stop on his way down the Mis
sissippi river after he leaves Canton on
the 30th of September. Unless the prev
cnt plans are changed, only three stops
are to be made in all St. Iouis. Mo.:
Cairo, 111., and Memphis, Ten 11. He will
embark at some point in Iowa. The trip
Is to be made with the Inland water
ways commission and members of the
lakes to gulf deep waterways associi-
tion. From Memphis he is to come di-
rcct to Washington without stoppin
anywhere on the route.
POLICEMAN KILLS FUGITIVE
Sterling Officer Tires When Michael
Grady Makes Dash for Liberty.
Sterling, May 24. Policeman James
Slieenan yesterday afternoon shot au.l
killed Michael Grady, who was nude:
arrest and was hi ing taken to the po
lice station. Grady pulled away from
the officer and started toward th .
Northwestern railway tracks and re
fused to halt, when he was shot.
TO SX WORKMEN
Of Score Overcome in Armour Plant at
Chicago, May 21. Five workmen
were killed and a dozen others seriously
injutcd yesterday when an ammonia
pipe exploded in the beef killing de
partment of the Armour plant at the
The building was full of workmen at
the time and the deadly ammonia fumes
escaping from under high pressure, pen
etrated every department in such a
short time that 20 men were overcome
hi fore they could escape to the fresh
air. All hut live of these nun were
dragged from the place by their com
panions in such a serious condition it
was necessary to take them to the hos
pital. Chicago, May 21. The bodies of
Frank Statu and Andrew Stanslau were
found today in Armour's beef killing
plain, where four men were killed last
night by an explosion oT ammonia. The
total number of deaths is now known
to be six.
SECURE ONE JUROR;
No Progress Made by Attorneys Select
ing Jury to Try Haywood
Boise. Idaho, May 21. The work of
securing a jury in the Haywood tri.:l
prurcuttutl -..aU XJZu -Uitswmrnins. ...
Henry Curtis was accepted by the
state and defense. The prosecution ex
ercised its seventh peremptory chal
lenge by excusing Isaac Bedell, a farm
er, who had been Idling a seat for sev
Boise. Maho. May 21. The net re
sults of yesterday, the loth day of the
Hawood trial were the partial weeding
out of the talesmen of the second spe
cial venire entitled to statutory oxemo
rion and the partial qualification of one
HELEN DIXON PLEADS
Former Treasurer of Bloominnton
Church Society Confesses to
Bloomington, 111., May 2 I. 1 t'smiss
ing her lawyer, Helen Dixon yesti 1 d-iy
walked before the bar of the circuit
court and pleaded guilty to the charge
of embezzlement of $l.;:on from the or
gan funds of the Gleaner society of
the Second Presbyterian church and
also to the forgery of a note of ?:'.uu.
The prisoner's demeanor was cord
and self-possessed, anil the was no
change when Judge C. D. Myers sen
tenced her to the penitentiary for an
indeterminate term. She will bo takea
to prison tomorrow.
Miss Dixon was arrested last Febru
ary. She was treasurer rif the Cleaner
society, and the money she appropriat
ed was to have been used to pay for p.
new organ. When the organ was re
ceived there was no money to pay for
it, and Miss Dixon could nut explai.i
OTHER OFFICERS CHOSEN
G. A. R. of Illinois Completes its Se
lection of Leaders.
Decatur, May 21 The election of of
ficers of the Illinois department. Gram:
Army of the Republic, was completer
yesterday as follows:
Senior vice commander Henry 3.
Junior vice commander Aden
Chaplain J. II. Epler, Shelhyville.
Medical director Alfred Cole, Chi
cago. Council A. D. Cadwallader. Lin
coln; William Andrews, Hockford; R.
M. Campbell. Peoria; A. S. Wright,
Woodstock; C. E. Vaughn, Chicago.
Election in the Illinois Woman's He-
lief corps resulted
Junior vice president
Treasurer Lucy II. Renich,
Secretary Mrs. Lida.
Councilor Mrs. Carrie Alexander
Inspector Mrs. Maggie Bowman,
NEW LAND FRAUD REVELATIONS
PROMISED IN THE NEAR FUTURE
Prominent Men Expected to be Indicted in Several States for
Wrongfully Obtaining Title to Vast Tracts of Tim
ber in North and West.
Washington, 1). C, May 21. Amaz
ing revelations of a conspiracy to de
fraud the I'nited States of millions of
dollars' worth of mineral and timber
lands will be laid before the grand
juries of half a dozen states within a
The frauds, it is alleged, will involve
in criminal charges the names of men
high in business and political circles.
Some of the Aci-iimciI.
One I'nited Stales senator.
One former I'nited States senator.
A man reputed to be one of the
wealthiest men in the world.
A railroad man known from the At
lantic to the Pacific.
Two of the wealthiest lumber barcs
in the I'nited States.
Numerous smaller fry, including rail
road officials, coal operators, and men
at the head of fuel companies.
11 liny Imiirtiiii-iil.H l.oiikerl l or.
Those men. whose names for obvious
reasons, cannot be made public before
the grand jury acts, it is declared here
will siirdy be indicted by the evidence
which is now in the hands of I'nited
States district attorneys in half a dozen
These frauds, it is declared in an offi
cial quarter, extend into a number of
states, including California. Colorado,
Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana.
Minnesota, and the Hakotas.
The frauds have been under investi
IS A BIG CLASS
Total of 151 Pupils in Line for
Promotion to the High
School This Year.
LINCOLN BUILDING LEADS
Two Rooms There Have 71 Students
Hawthorne School Has 37 Thos,e
to Be Promoted.
A (lass of 1,"1 pupils are candidates
for promotion- from the grammar
schools of the city to the high scho d
at the close of this year's term, and
the prospects are for an exceptionally
large entrance class in the high schoo".
in the fall. Of those who ate in line
for promotion, 71 air- enrolled at the
Lincoln school, where there are tvso
eighth guide classes; ;;7 attend the
Hawthorne school, "n the Imgfeirow
school, and 13 the Horace Mami school.
The members of the classes in the
different schools, are given below:
Irlessa Wakefield, teacher: Philip
Musler, Harry Rosen field. Huso Moscn
folder, Grace Lorcnz, Arthur Hurt. Min
nie .larder, Helen Sterling, Kulh Mills,
iMJierson tucker, Adah I lenient, Harry
Mosenfelder, Agnes Paridou. Jon'y
Marshall, Eugene McCarthy. Harriet
Bancroft. Carl Seirkl, Gus Englin,-Harry
Hoffman, John Cloudas, George
Baker, Ralph D. Martin, Eleancr
Cleaveland. Irene frock. Mabel Willen,
Robert Trimble. Ma rg.u et Olmsted. Al
fons Rochow, Ethel Ila'tings, Clarenc.j
Ruddier, John Kaiser, Mary Gillespie.
Gladys Turner, Frank Bartelctt, Dora
Gottlieb, Bert Benson, Natalie Ash.
Elmer Schuck. Marion Haire, Marguer
ite Upton. Harry Tappcndorf, Grace
Bladel, Gladys Mr-Xamara, Siclla Beck.
Cecile Adams, Meyer Colin, Philip Tax
man, and Harlan Tracey.
Jessie B. Frick, teacher: CarrL
Becht, William Voss, Gladys Shoop.
Elmer Wright, Myrtle Woods, George
McKibben, Hazel -Tucker. Ben Chri.--tensen,
Marcia Stoddard, Will O'Brien,
Frank Emig. Myrtle Schroeder, Fro 1
Motz, Blanche Kelley, Bartholomew
Vogcl, Marguerite Bollman, Haroi 1
Grove, Hazel Hathaway, Mabel Ho.
comb. Fred Glass, Rosy Marks, Ches
ter Thompson, William Schroeder, atid
Willis Allen, Edna Be'-mer, Davil
Blythe, Bessie Barth, Ruby Cardall
Ruin Casey, Edna Finley Leonard Geij
hnrt. Mildrtd Gosselin. Giro Grady, Id i
Hamilton, Harlanrl Herbert, James W.
Horner, Hazel Huntley, Catharine
Heimbcck, Frieda Inihof, Leon Kings
bury, Anna Kurth, Peter Kale, George
I Lamp. Frank Lcithner, Myrta Mu'-n-ster,
Edward Rcticker, Carl Strohm,
1 Florence Sawistowsky. Bessie Sehroed-
Nellie er, Iah Schaum, Susie Silverman, Ncl
jlie Swanson, Celia Taxman, Clara
Wood-.Trenkenschuh, Eddie Theus. Irene-Wag
ner, Willie Woorlin, William Barker,
George P. Frysinger, and Ruth Kaise
l.onjt fellow Sii-liool.
Herbert Haire, Ella E. Monscerson
Elmer Hallgren. Will Hildebranclt, Ht-i
i zel Kelley, Wilbert Lundahl, Esther
gation by the secret agents of the in
terior department, for more than three
years. These secret agents have un
earthed startling evidence showing
that the public domain has literally
been looted by corporal ions who have
been protected in their operations by
I nio d States senators and federal of
ficials. Most of the hinds acquired by the so
called conspirators Were timber tracts
in the wvst. of which hundreds if
thousands of acres have been taken
from the public domain.
How l'l-iiiiiN VT- Hurkcil,
In some instances the services of
"dummy" entrynien were utilized for
the purpose. In orliers the title was
obtained through the use of lieu land
In obtaining the '-conviction of the
nan said to be involved tlte govern
ment expects to regain lnissession of
large areas of forest land, nunc of
which have been in I he hands of lum
In r operators for many years. Mur'i
of the land, it is understood, has not
yet been cut over.
It is admitted by certain officials that
in p. number of instances the offenders
will be immune from criminal prosr cu
tion owing to the fact that the statute
of limitation-, id apply, but in all, such
cases I !e title ofi the, land will revert
to the government, ns conclusive proof
is in the hands of the officials invalida
ting the titles of the holders.
Burg, Margaret Dowda!. Le'hoia Cra;"
Rains, Jennie Graham, Gladys Holme'-.
Henry Peterson. Mny Johnson. (Soldi
Council. Alice Seebilrger. Lulu Wt in
rather. Elinor Hedbrg. Bertha IV dot -sen,
Edward Mordhjprst. Edith Peter
son, Linda Noirm;u Grace Griswoid.
Marie P.ulger, ClarciTce D. Curtis. Be-;.
sie Kehh, Eva Nelson. Arthur Tod
Nathan lVichcr, Will Raithd. and He.
r u Mann.
IIoi'.-ki- Hunti Sfhixil.
John I'.ergor, John IV' Pover. Mir-gin-rite
Di.O-toll. Joseph Fuller. Flor
ence Kavanafigh. Clara Kerr. Gcorg.
I.ogr n. Julia .Mortier. William Roehr.
William Schafer, Lillian Schmaizric I.
Leonard Washburn, and Glar e Negus.
ACCEPT THE REPORT
WITHOUT A CONTEST
Recommendations of Standing Presby
terian Committee on Temperance
are Finally Adopted.
Columbus, Ohio. May 21. At the
session of the Pir syterian general as
senihly today, Kansas City was nnani
mousiy selected as the pi: ce lor the
next meeting. The report of th
standing committee on tcmpciance was
accepted without acrimonious debate.
Ex-Senator Patton Dead.
Grand Rapids. Mich., May 21.
mer United States senator John
ton died today of typhoid fever.
Railroad Gazette Grill
Company on the Rail
MAKE THEM CHEAPLY
Quality and Human Lives Sac
rificed to Swell Its Enor
New York. May 21. "It is perhaps
safe to say that there is no more strik
ing example in this country of the dan
gerous ami harmful possibilities of a
rent corporation than that which is
now being afloided by the United
States sterd corporation in its attitude
toward demands for sound rails."
This is the opening statement of a
most drastic arraignment of the steel
corporation which is made in the cur
rent issue of the Railroad Gazette In
an article entitled "For Better Rails."
l.-:idiii lt.-iilro:iil Joiirniil.
The Gazette is one of the leading rail
road and technical journals of this
couniiy and of Europe. It is published
in this city and in london, ami in boin
countries it has a wide circulation and
wields a powerful intlucnce. In dealing
with the (tiiestioii the publicat ioii does
not mince words and calls things by
tin ir right names when occasion re
rpiiios. "There is no individual or combina
tion of individuals," the article contin
ues, "which knows better how to make
a good rail than does the United States
steel corporation with its splendid army
of experts. Nevertheless, it knowingly
makes rails which break and kill jieo-
ple. The tops of the ingots are not be
ing croppcri on nciow tne prime wncre
high pho-porous and impurities are
liMIM4-M "f l)'ftnNfl.
Tin- statement of Mr. Schwab to the
dfert that rails are manufactured from
specifications prepared ami presented
by the railroad companies themselves
is thus dealt with:
"Specifications as furnished by the
railroad companies are totally disre
garded, and rails, especially in the new
ami heavier sections, are furnished with
spots in them so full of impurities and
so brittle that they must necessarily
break when subjected to the strain of
traffic. The steel company knows this
auiie well. The steel company declines
to take cognizance of the fact because
this would mean a considerable reduc
tion in thr output, although no impor
tant loss in material."
ABOVE CZAR'S LIFE
So Ruler Says in Message to Council
Responding to its Con
gratulations. St. Petersburg, May 21. Emperor
Nicholas, in reply to a message to th :
council pressing its congratulations '.n
his escape from death as a result if
the recent ' terrorist plot telegraphed
that, body as follows: "I heartiV
thank t ho council for the expression of
ils sentiments. I am convinced the
council will be of assistance to me it;
this work. As for my life it is only
precious to mo provided Russia lives
in glory, peace ami prosperity."
DID NOT FREE HARRIMAN
Chairman Knapp Denies Commerce
Commission Has Decided Case.
Washington, May 21. Chairman
Knapp of the interstate commerce com
mission today said the statement that
he yesterday informed the presirient
the investigation by the commission
into the methods of the Harriman lino
jhad practically acquitted Harriman,
was absolutely without foundation or
excuse. He says the commission has
taken no action, reached no conclusion.
and lias not even discussed the Harri-j
man case. No report is likely to be j
made for some time
ROCK ISLAND SELLS BONDS
Speyer & Co. Take $10,000,000 Worth
New Y'ork. May 24. The Rock Island
railway has sold to Speyer & Co. 1'0
nnn.finn of the company's first and re
funding mortgage 4 per cent gold bonds
due in April, 1934. The proceeds f
this sale will be applied by the com
pany to pay $7,500,000 notes maturing
July 1 next, and the balance for better
ments and improvements.
FOR FINISH FIGHT
L. Y. Sherman's Refusal of Ap
pointment Means Bitter
DECLARES SELF FOR CANNON
Lieutenant Governor Feels That h
Has Been Grievously Slighted
by the President.
Springfield, 111., May 21. Lieutenant
Governor L. Y. Sherman, who yester
day refused the place on the Spanish
claims commission to which Presirient
Roosevelt had appointed him. last night
declared himself for Speaker Cannon
for president, saying:
"I am willing to go with Speaker
Cannon as far as the brush is cur and
then to help cut the brush for him."
Sherman's refusal of a $.".imhi a year
place under Roosevelt and his declara
tion for Cannon is taken to presage a
finish fight in the state against the
(;! i:vn" Mini itoM-v-it.
At tin? same time Sherman has, in ,i
measure, evened up with the president
for numeious slights which be thinks
have been cast upon him.
During fair week a year ago, when
nearly till the state politicians were
gathered in Springfield, Sherman was
trdd that Joseph W. Fifer was about to
resign from the interstate commerce
commission, and that he could have the
place if he would accept it. Shermati
said if the tender came from President
Roosevelt he would seriously consid
er its acceptance.
t'uli tii'i.-in H.-rrml.
Then a short paragraph of news came
from Washington to the effect that
Presirient Roosevelt desired a lawyer,
and not a politician, for the place on
the interstate commerce commission.
This slighting imputation cut Sher
man to the ipiick. b'-cause he is known
everywhere as a lawyer of ability ami
one whose love for his profession is
unsurpassed. Sherman set alwut to get
even, and now. with Roosevelt's name
signed to a commission that he de
clines to accept, he believes he cannot
be classed as a disgruntled office seek
er and that he is free to make a JU;ht
in the state for Cannon.
DR. H0LL0WBUSH MADE
AN ILLINOIS DELEGATE
Local Physicians Honored by Stat?
Convention Which Closes at
Rockford. May 21 The 57th annul'
meeting of the Illinois State Medical
society closed yesterday afternoon
Just before adjournment word was re
coivod that Governor Deneen had ve
toed the op;einoniotry bill, against
which the society had made a hard
Peoria was selected as the nex"
meeting place and these officers werr
President W. L. Bauni, Chicago.
First vice president' C. W. Lillie
East St. Iouis.
Second vice president T. H. Cu!
banc. Rock ford.
Secretary Edmund W. Weis, Otta
Treasurer Everett J. Brown, Deca
Del gates elected to the meeting o!
the American Medical association at
Atlantic City next year are Drs. Fran'.
Billings. Chicago; J. R. Ho'.iowbusli
Rock Island; C. S. Bacon, Chicago
The alternates are Drs. J. H. Smith.
Charles S. Horrell, Robert Gilmore, E
B. Montgomery, C. M. Jack, Ballinger
HOBOS TO SUPPORT F0RAKEP
National Convention of Tramps Con
demns Police, Lauds Roosevelt.
Chippewa Falls, Wis., May 21. The
national tramps' convention here, after
indulging in a flow of oratory against
the police in various cities and laudim:
Roosevelt anil Iv Follette, adopted r
resolution favoring Foralter for pres
ident. The tramps wore ordered froiv
the city after the convention.
FIRST TO LAND AT GUANICA
Major Taylor E. Brown Head of Span
ish War Organization.
Local veterans of the Spanish-American
war will be interested in the
election of Major Taylor E. Brown of
Chicago as commander-in-chief of the
Naval and Military Order of Spanish
American War Veterans at Hartford.
Conn., yesterday. Major Brown, who
was a captain in the engineering corps
during the war, is said to have beei
the first man to set foot on Porto R'
can soil at the time the Cth regiment
landed at Guanica as part of the expe
dition of General Miles.
Accepts Foreign Embassy.
. Washington, May 21. Dr. Maurice F.
Egan has accepted the post of minister
to Denmark offered him by President
.Roosevelt. Egan is a member of the
I faculty of the Catholic University of
Mrs. RIcKinley Rallies
Slightly, but There is
PARALYSIS IS SLIGHT
Dr. Rlxey and Secretary Cor
telyou Reach Canton Phy
Canton, Ohio, May 21. Dr. Hol t man,
after a call on Mrs. McKinley. issued
this bulletin: "I have found Mrs.-McKinley
much better in every way this
morning. Her heart action anil circula
tion are belter. She rallied enough to
ask for a drink of water this morning,
but immediately lapsed into uncon
sciousness." Helapxr i;xi--ttd.
Dr. Horlman added the result is in
liount, as a relapse may come at any
time, and her constitution is in sucft
condition she can hardly stand a severe
Ilivry anil fortrlyon Arrive.
Surgeon General Rixoy arrived from
Washington at in this morning, accom
panied by Secretary Cortelyou. They
wen- immediately driven to the home
of Mrs. McKinley.
Iti&e.v Ylnkc-M Statement.
After a consultation of the doctors,
Rixey gave out the following state
"Mrs. McKinley's condition is more
favorable. We hope and believe she
will improve. Her condition, however,
is serious. The principal difficulty is to
give sufficient nourishment.
"There is a decided improvement as
to the paralysis, which is limited to one
SHOW IS NO MORE
Lack of Patronage Causes Abandon
ment of Picturesque Annual
Chicago. May 21. Chicago will have
no horse show this fall. Lack of pub
lie interest is given as the cause. Th-3
decision of the horse show directors
was made public yesterday when they
notified Stewart Spalding, managing
direr-tor of the Coliseum, of their d t
sire to release their option on that bi
building the first week in October. So
ciety will have to find some other til
traction for its annual dress paradj.
There will be weeping among '.ho
in ssniaki rs. milliners anil florists, a.i 1
the hotels will lose a profitable busi
GREAT INTEREST IS SHOWN
Crowd Again in Court Room to Hear
tie Eddy Accounting Case.
Concord. N. H.. May 21. The super
ior court was filled with an interested
crowd when the second day's session
in the first legal battle over the suit in
equity brought by "next friends" for
in accounting of the property of Mary
Baker Eddy, Christian Science leader,
was opened today. The proceedings
were d. -voted to the presentation of th
side of the so-called next friends who
opKse the motion of the trustees.
Dewitt C. Howe opened the case for
the clients. It was expected he would
be followed by former United States
Senator William E. Chandler, senior
counsel for the "next friend."
THREE DIE IN A COLLISION
Trolley Cars Crash Early in Morning
Near Grand Rapids, Mich.
Grand Rapids. Mich., May 21. G. D.
Betts of Grand Rapids, James Edmon-
tis of Muskegon, and a motorman were
killed in a hcadon collision on the
Grand Rapids, Grand Haven & Muske
gon intcrurban line a few miles east of
Muskegon early totlay.
Addresses at Lake Mohonk.
Urtc Mohonk, May 24. When the
Iake Mohonk conference on interna
tional arbitration assembled torlay ad
dresses were delivered by Enrique
Crell, ambassador to Mexico, Iglacio
Colderon, the Bolivian minister anl
Francis Bloomin, former assistant sec
retary of state.
Chinese Famine is Broken.
Washington, May 24. The Red Cross
has formally announced it will no
longer receive contributions for relief
of Chinese famine sufferers, the famine
having been broken by the ripening o