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SIXTIETH YEAR. NO.
Railroads and Attorneys
General of States
THEIR VIEWS DIFFER
Former Assert They Will Suf
fer and Latter That Re
duction Is Too Small.
Chicago, Dec. 2. The promised
countrywide reduction in the cost of
berths in Pullman sleeping cars will
not go into effect until the rajlroads
and attorneys general of several states
have had opportunity to introduce evi
dence, according to an announcement
by the interstate commerce commis
sion today. Several railroads object to
the proposed reduction.
The offer of the Pullman company to
reduce its rates and charge for upper
berths in sleeping cars 20 per cent
where lower berth prices were $1.50.
and to make the price of uppers $1.2".
as the minimum and reduce some of
the lower berth rates, is opposed be
fore the commerce commission by th
attorneys general of four states and
by two railroads. The Pullman com
pany's offer left unchanged the Pull
man seat rates and was to become ef
fective upon the approval and accept
once by the commission.
The opposition offered on the part of
the railroads was on the allegation
that they would be compelled to stand
a large part of the brunt of the lessen
ed prices, and by ihe attorneys general
of Kansas. Oklahoma. Indiana and Ar
kansas on the claim that the reducticn
was not sufficient.
WRECK Otf 'MISSOURI'
PACIFIC IS SERIOUS
Fifteen Injured When Passenger
Coaches Iave Kails and Koll
Dtr.ionte, Mo., Dec. 2. Fifteen per
sons were injured, none fatally, when
Missouri Pacific passenger train No. j
4 was wrecked two miles east of Knob- j
noster, Mo. today. Among the most j
seriously injured are: W. S. Hum-;
phrey, of St. Louis; Mathew Matson. i
of Manlewood, Mo., and G. It. East-'
land, of Nevada, Mo. The wreck was j
caused by a broken rail. All the pas-;
senger coaches were derailed, two '
Pullmans and a chair car rolling down
an embankment. The engine, smoker,
and three mail cars remaining on the j
track. Three hundred feet of track i
was torn up. i
POSTS ARE BARRED
Catholic Clergy Affected by Papal
Bulletin Must Hesign With
in Four Months.
Rome, Dec. 2. An official bulletin j
of the holy see today publishes a papal j
decree forbidding ecclesiastics to oc-'
cupy administrative posts. Where nowi
held they must be resigned within four
months of the date of the decree.
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WILL FAVOR BALLINGER
Republican Members of Investigating
Washington, Dec. 2. Six of the
seven regular members of the Bal-linger-Pinchot
mittee met yesterday and decided to
make a report to congress before the
holiday recess. Senators Nelson.
Root. Flint and Sutherland and
Representatives McCall and Olmsted
were present and they found them
selves agreed upon all essential
features of the case. Representative
Denby of Michigan will also vote
with them in making the majority
report, which will it is understood,
"be favorable to Secretary Ballinger.
Frsnkfort, Ky., Dec. 2. By direc
tion of State Auditor James suiut, was
filed in the circuit court yesterday
afte-.Mtoon against the Ixniisville and
Nashville Tailroad for $640,000 fran
chise taxes on property alleged to
have "ccen fraudulently omitted by the
road in its report to the auditor dur
ing the nsst five years, beginning in
Fair and warmer tonight and Satur
day, with the lowest temperature to
night about 20 degrees above zero.
Temperature at 7 a. m., 15. Highest
yesterday. 27; lowest last night, J 3.
Velocity of w.ind at 7 a. m., 3 miles per
hour.- Precipitation, none. Relative
humidity, at 7 p. m. 62, at 7 a. m. 87.
Stage of water, 1.4; a rise of .4 foot in
last 24 hours.
Only slight changes will occur In the
Mississippi from below Dubuque to
" J. M. SHERIER, Local Forcaster.
(From noon today to noon tomorrow.)
Sun sets 4:29. rises 7:03; moon sets
4:52 p. m.; 4:57 p. m., moon In conjunc
tion with Mercury.
WOULD GET ON
A WORKING BASIS
Governors at Louisville Take
Steps to Form Really Use
MORE WORK AND LESS PLAY
Intend to Ask Various Legislatures
" to Appropriate Money to De
fray the Kxponses.
Louisville, Dee. 2. After starting;
a movement to put the next confer- j
enco of governors on a businesslike ;
basis and establish permanent head-j
quarters where programs will be ar-
ranged insuring better results, lis-j
toning to a suffragist's speech and!
discussions of various important sub- j
jects. the third, annual conference of.
governors adjourned here late yes-j
terday afternoon. j
Opposition to adjournment last j
night was expressed, as many of thej
governors-believed they should say j
in session longer because so much
of the time had been taken up with j
social functions. Next year the pro- j
gram will include more real work!
and fewer dinners and receptions
I'lnn nn ' Ortinnlxntloo.
The plan of organization advane- j
ed by -Governor Sloan of-Arir.ona '
nnd adopted in executive session 1st
that the present committee on ar-1
rangements, of hich Governor Fort
of New Jersey is chairman, draft a
statement of the object of the con
ference for presentation to each leg
islature, and that an appropriation
bp asked of each for maintenance. ;
It was decided that subjects foni
discussion would be selected with j
more care and that the paper on
each, prepared by the several gov-!
ernors, be -sent to all governors in j
advance of the conference so intel-1
ligent discussions could be heard.
Future, sessions will last a week.
Womnn Is llonrd.
Miss j.aura l lay. presiaent oi rue;
Kentucky Equal Rights association,
addressed the conference. Miss Clay j
made an appeal to the governors to;
recommend equal suffrage to their
General discussion yesterday was
on the employers" liability and work
men's compensation act, direct pri
maries and automobile reciprocity.
The first resulted in the adoption of ; utical importance to China of permit
a resolution that commissions of,lin2. . ,l0r natje,ns (Knelish. German.
several states investigating
question supply each governor with
their findings. The second develop- j
ed into an experience meeting, when j
many governors explained the elec-j
tion and primary systems of their i
states. Widely different views were;
expressed, principally on whether
was better for the public if party
lines were eliminated or strength
ened. Automobile reciprocity interested
only the eastern governors where
the subject has recently received
ARE NOT OPPOSED
Nucleus of New British Parliament
Seldrted Many Other Elec
Loutlon, Dec. 2. The nucleus of the
new commons was formed today by
the unopposed nomination and conse
quent return of eleven unionists, all
four radicals. All were members of
the last house. Tomorrow will see 70
polls. Thirty-six of these seats for
merly were held by liberals, 26 union-:
ists, and eight laborites
In many cases the majorities were
so small the verdict of January last
may easily be reversed. One union
ist forecast is a net gain of 30 seats,
and unionists optimists see the possi
bility of an anti-government landslide.
The liberals, however, are confident
of return to power.
WOMAN AND BABE DROWN
Wife of 3Iichigan Fanner Jumps In
to Well While Insane.
Traverse City, Mich., Dec. 2. Frank
Ruthardt, a prominent farmer near
here, last night found the bodies of
his wife and baby in a well on the
farm. It is believed the mother, while
temporarily insane, threw herself
child iuto the well.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, . 1010. SIXTEEN TAGES.
American Syndicate Pro
poses to Divide Loan
WAY OUT OF TROUBLE
Would Be Satisfied if English,
German and French Bank
ers Take Part.
Peking. Dec. 2. Willard D. Straight
today resumed negotiations with the
Chin.,e government over the proposed
loan :t $50,000,000 by the American fi
nancial syndicate of which he is agent.
Today Mr. Straight, had new terms to
proDose, suggesting participation of
European financiers in the loan. This '
was not part of the first informal
If lilnn InoiHt.
Straight eaid the Americans were
ready to conclude an agreement on
the original terms if insisted on by
the C.iinese, but he pointed out the po
' Vroni 'i i to ft ieina to
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GOT WORST OF IT
Lost Score in Fight Near Chihuahua
Sunday, Wounded Soldier
Mexico City, Dec.
from Chihuahua today state an Amer-
ican soldier arriving there wounded,
reported the government lost 20 killed
and wounded in tho fight at St. Andres ;
last Sunday, after which they with- i
drew to Pendernalcs. According to!
tius version of the battle, the govern
ment forces were attacked by 4fo
rebels. Fighting continued eight hours,
when the soldiers had exhausted their
AMERICAN OFFICERS FEAST
Hundred Are Guests of Lord Mayor
of London at a Banquet.
Dondon, Dec. 2. Rear AdmUal Mur
dock; commanding the third division
of the Atlantic fleet and 100 officers
of '.he first and third divisions were
guests at a luncheon . given at Guild '
hall today by the Ird mayor and
corporation of London. The speccnes
were all of a felicitious character.
NO NEW CURRENCY
LAW THIS SESSION
Washington, Dec. 2. No effort will
be made., by the national monetary
commission to obtain currency legisla
tion at the com ing' session of congress.
This was made clear at a meeting of
the commission today, at which it was
decid' 1 to continue through the ses
sion with the work of investigation In
cluding conferences and hearings with
rept sentatives -of commercial and
AT HOME, BURN
Mother Away Shopping1, Tots
Lose Lives in e Chicago
A PUGILIST IS CREMATED
Cigaret Sets Fire to Hay in Which
Hs Was Sleeping Conple in
Chicago, Dec. 2. Two children, left
alone at home hy their mother while
she went shopping, burned to death
here today. They were Thomas, Jr.,
5-years old and Sarah, 2 years-old,
child-en of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Cuth
bert cf Irving Park. The fire destroy
ed thne dwellings, but no one was en
dangered except the children, who did
not sinpreciate the danger until they
were cut off by the flames. .
IiiElHfi Body Found.
Seu'rers today found in ruins of a
barn burned last Monday, the charred
remaii's of Benjamin Ryan, a former
READY FOR CONGRESS
' ' p
The Message: I'll ten meui wnat you have
priz-? fighter. Ryan is supposed to
have et fire to the hay by a cigaret
after having gone there to sleep.
Kfrononr Provri Deadly.
Ratine. Wis., Dec. 2. Mrs. Anna
Sad'jvski, aged 51, nnd Joseph Sadov
ski; ker husband, aged 52, were burn
ed to death today when Mrs. Chavala's
home caught on fire as the result of
kind'ing a fire in the kitchen 'stove 1 with the trouble, but as a matter of
with kerosene. Rotdi bodies were fact the coolness dates back to the
htirnyl to a crisp before the fire de-Xew York republican convention. Mr.
partment arrived on tho scene. Annie j pinchot, in common with s-otne other
Ch.ivJ.i, daughter of Mrs. Sadovski, j process ivos. particularly Senator fum
es aped, but was so severely burned j niins, did not like the platform turned
she may nrt recover. j ont by that convention which praised
j the tariff and endorsed the Taft admin
TAKING UP THE OPTIONS IstraUon In unqualified terms.
Mr. Pinchot was particularly angered
Keokuk ami Hamilton Water Power j by the endorsement of Taft, which ho
Company Starts (Jetting Land.
Keokuk, Dec. 2. The Keokuk fc
i Hamilton Water Power company has
! commenced taking up its options up-
1 n tinH i-Vitc1i wilt le nvprftnwnd
;v,len the ncw dam here is completed
j across the Mississippi. These op-
tions call for iand for
t miles on!"'"1'0'
both sides of the river. When the
dam is completed this land will be-
come the bed of a lake.
Washington, Dec. 2. The total pop
ulation of the United States, as re
vealed by the l"th census, is expected
to be announced by the census bureau
Dec. 10. With the coumiug of Ari
zona and New Mexico as states, the
totals of 28 out of 4S states already
have been announced. The grand 'to
tal of 20 of these states Is 00,036,759,
a gain of between 21 and 22 per cent
over the population of the same states
in 1900. At this rate of increase the
total population of the country should
be about 91.000,000.
W tshingtoii. Dec. 2. The popula
tion of California, is 2,3.77,54!, an in
crease of S92,49tl. The population of
Virginia is 2,061,012,' an increase of
The population of Boise. Idaho, is
17,55'; 05 compared vtitft 5,257 in. 13UQ.1&0 aiaiciuou&Lk' as .tor marl k.
Reported That Roosevelt
and Pinchot Are Less
ARE SEVERAL REASONS
One Heartiness of Ex-President's
Greeting of Ballinger
at Longworth Home.
Washington. Dec. 2. Differences
have arisen between Gifford Pinchot.
former chief forester, and former Pres.
It has developed that all is not well
between the colonel and the member
of his erstwhile tennis cabinet.
j story goes that Mr. Pinchot did not
like the hearty manner in which Co-
lonel Roosevelt greeted and consorted
with Secretary Ballinger recently at a
reception at the residence of Congress
Dnlr Further Itnck.
This might have had something to do
regarded as a blow at the cause of tbo
progressives. He held Colonel Roose
velt, responsible for this, as well as the
plan of approving the Payne tariff, snd
he thought the former president should
have used his power in the convention
to avert anything in the nature of a
Mr. Roosevelt, after the convention,
made it plain that he had nothing to
do with the framing of the platform.
He devoted his entire attention to the
nomination of a progressive ticket and
the unhorsing of the bosses, holding
that was quite enough for one individ
ual lo tackle.
Mr. Pinchot, however, could not for
give the former president for even a
sin of omission, and in a number of
public speeches and informal talks dur
ing the progress of the campaign he
gave vent to utterances that were con
strued as criticisms of Colonel Roose
velt. IOWA BANK IS DYNAMITED
ltobbrr at Garden -City Discovered
But Ksrape With $f,KOO.
Des Moines, Iowa, Dec". 2. Four men
dynamited the Farmers' bank' at Gar
den City this morning, securing $1,800.
A citizen named Nessna, awakened by
the explosion, fired at the robbers with
a shotgun. Two men returned the fire
and all escaped. j
Tillman Denies He. Will Resign.
Wabhlngton. Dec. 2. Senator Till
man, or South Carolina, today denied
he had any intention of resigning. He
says he feels in good condition for
work, I ut will not only apnlv himself
ON HIGH HORSE
Threatens to Free Federal
Prisoner After Jury Finds
STIRRED BY COMPROMISE
Treasury Department's FroiosaI to
Accept $100,000 in Revenue
Fraud Case Stirs.
Chicago, Dec. 2. Judge Iandis to
day threatened to discharge a United
States prisoner found by a jury in his
court guilty of defrauding the govern
ment of Internal revenue In a distil
lery. The judge said he would do ff
If the government compromised the
case against two others similarly ac
cused of accepting revenue which had
not been paid.
Hrlprd Kllrh flOO.OOO.
Simon Friendel had been found guilty
of aidiug in the evasion of flOO.WU
of revenue in the operation of the Illi
nois Fruit Distilling company. The
two others under Indictment Max
Bronstein and Samuel Weiss were to
appear for trial, when Iandis was In
formed the treasury department with
draw the charges if they paid the.
(olne nn I "or IS Month".
"For 18 months," declared the judge,
"fraud was perpetrated against the
United States government. Not an
honest breath was drawn in that dis
tillery in that time. Now what has
the government decided to do toward
compromising those cases?" he sdded,
turning to the assistant federal dis
trict attorneys in charge of the case.
They replied they would hae to learn
from Washington, whereupon Judge
I.andis said :
"Well. I will not sentence ihis man
until I hear from the last person re
garding this compromise. If the sec
retary of the treasury accepts money
from Weiss and Bronstein and turns
them loose in consideration of getting
some dirty money, 1 will turn Friendel
loose and they will not get a dollar
He added he would sentence Frien
del next Tuesday, and directed he be
kept in jail hereafter, instead of at a
1me n fl:n.-nf a fJyjrl-Qia
COOK HAD TROUBLE
Story of "Trip to .North Pole" Went
JSeguinsr Anions Magazine
Now York, Dec. 2. Dr. Frederick
A. Cook, who now confesses that he
does not know whether he reached the
north po or not, had no easy task
in disposing of what he describes as
"the o-oiy of Cook's trip to the north
pole.' f.ceording to reports reaching
New York from Ixmdon. One thousand
dollars, it was said, was asked for
the story which the London editors
declined to accept.
It was learned that Dr. Cook was
in the I'r.ited States early in "ovem
ber. concluding the arrang ..innts
with Hampton's magazine. He came
by way of Canada. Mr. Hampton said
thai Dr. Cook was in and around Troy
and I'oughkeepsie for approximately
two voeks and that no precaution was
mad to Keep, bis presence a secret.
Dr. Cook took automobile rides every
day with one of the editors of the
FIGHT FOR HIM
Sheriff Suinnieiied IJefore Supreme
j Court in Habeas Corpus
j Mi:(!:son, Wis., Dec. 2. Chief Jns
;tice Wmdstow, of th supreme couit.
j today issueu a mandate requiring
jShen'f Maddm of Sawyer county, to
; brin,; .!ohn V. Dictz to Madison De-
com be.- 9 to show by what right he is
j holclh.s Dietz'a prisoner. It is a ha
beas orpus proceeding. In addition
the-e was a statement to the effect
that Circuit Judse Sn jcr county
would be petitioned to reduce the bail
of Di ?t7. and the district attorney ot
Sawyv county would be charged with
STEAMER FAST ON ROCKS
West Coast Accident. However, 15c
suits in No Fatalities
Seattle, Wash., Dec. 2. The steam
ship. Northwestern . i hard and fant
on the rocks in Falz bay, San Juan
islar.-t. It has 13 feet of water in the
for.v-i-d hold and may be a totnl loss.
The vessel carried 20 passengers and
f.OO ions of freight. The passengers
were liken off by another steamer.
MANY SIGN THE PETITION
Sentiment at Monmouth Seems to
Favor Coinmis.'oii i-orm.
Moumouth, III.. Dec. 2. The com
mittee appointed to secure the neces
sary names on a petition for the
commission form of government re
ports encouraging results. The pe-
; lition will be liled next Saturday
iaoul an election aked ia January.
PllICE TWO CENTS.
Man Accused of Murder
of Alma Kelner Weak
NERVOUS ON STAND
Unable to Explain Blood on
Clothing Strong Evidence
Louisville, Ky.. Dec. 2. Joseph
Wend ing, charged with the murder of
S-yea '-old Alma Kellner, was witness
in jis own behalf today. He appeared
hagvjurd, pale, decidedly nervous, and
showed plainly the effect of a sleep
less night. He was unable to explain
why le left lyiuisville, admittinz his
doimstic life was happy and he had a
good j OS it ion.
Could .Vot Account for lllood.
A bloody pair of athlete's trunks,
founl 'n the same cellar in which the
Kell.ior child's body was discovered,
wen? admitted by the witness to be hts
property, but he could not account for
"If J killed the little girl no one saw
me but God, and He can't come down
With the testimony of Chief of De
tech es Carrey of the Ixjuisville orce
that Joseph Wendling had made the
foreg.iing statement immediately fol
lowing his arrest in San Francisco, the
proseeution in the trial of Wendling.
restel its case yesterday.
Th. words attributed to Wendling
by the jjulsville officer had previously
been testified to by Detective Sergeant
Thomr.s F. Burke of San Francisco,
who assisted in the chase of Wendling.
rrrteadr be Rich.
..'it to the tesUimony .o!Uiiiua. 4
detectives most Interest was excited
by tint of Mrs. Cora Munea. a millin
er of Hume, Mo, known as Wendllng's
"ne-nitls," to whom Wendling paid
court while fche was visiting relatives
at Houston, Texas.
Mrs. Munea testified that Wendling
represented himself to be a rich
Frenchman rnd showed her a wound
in nia hand, uhlch he claimed to have
received during the Boer war.
Wendling displayed no emorlmi dur
ing the examination of the three
Kebatcs in Grain Hates diarized in
Cases Involving Four Con
cerns. Savannah. Ca, Dec. 2. The federal
grand jury this afternoon handed down
indietnients charging Infringement of
'the antitrust laws on the part of the
Atlantic Coast line and Seaboard Air
line, the Waterways & Miners' Trans
portation company, and Harvie Miller
and Norrls Miller, grain merchants of
Philadelphia. Itobau-s in grain ratts
CANVASS THE STATE VOTE
Illinois lletuins Show Mitchell for
Treasurer Leads Candidate.
Spimgfield. III., Dee. 2. With tlir
Coo; tenuity returns from the election
of N iveinber In, the state canvassing
hoard met thi;? morning to canvass the
returns of the entire state. The total
reniru.s fhow Mitchell, republican Can
dida e lor Mate treasun r. polled the
higho-i? ot(. of an of the candidates.
His o?e was irw.l.M. as against a"t!,
0(i', (.r his opponent. Hartley, tb
clem ratic candidate. Other returns
from the s'ate at large, as shown by
the compilation in the secretary of
slate'.-, off.ee. are:
For Ftate superintendent Blait
iUe;).. t:;o.::r2 : Hard well idem.i, 37fv
87"; Hurritt (pro I, IS.H'.S; Kennedy
(w.!, 49.120; Dlngenfclter tsoc. lab.l,
o - V
For treasmer Kendall (pro), 2'i.
113. KranU. l sod. 49.0S7; Larson
( so", 'al).), 2,943.
SHE COMES BACK;
INSANE AT 105,
BUT SANE AT 106
Kokomo. Ind.. Dec. 2. At the age of
;10G Martha Gammons has been derlar
j ed sane in the Ho ward county circuit
j court after having been declared n
I person of unsound mind a year ago.
land put in pohsegslon of her property
I valued at S.'J.noo. Proof establishing
jthe age of Mrs. Gomnious was Intro
1 ducvu iu (.ourU