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vOLv 0L ' lm\---->" -• ; ' o'>0 ' > - T». m .rrow. tt]cd; ■y.'rw.^ m:\v-youk, SATURDAY, JANUARY 22, 1910.— FOURTEEN PAGES. * PRICE ONE CENT ■■ Cl " lSZi&tZtfSgtr**"'
ftrt/f Reform Sweep* District
Jbout London, Midlands
and South.
r rom returns received up to a late
I-Ir Ust night the status of the v«
ricus oarties in the general elect.ons
£>£<£.„ wa. as follows: 184
(Unionists \°*
Liberals '||
Laborites rt
Nationalists • ■-.- o1 ",':u
Gains— Unionists. 81; Lib
erals. 10: Labor-tes. 1.
c.m the returns announced of
-«Vs voting the Un.on.sts
Sine?«" seats and the Liberals
rr B y .'«M* t« The Tribune. 1
"Jan. 21.-Th«- Unionists are
t«"i'y" reducing the coalition majority
by their strenuoaa ■■* successful fight
ing in the «mntlee.
Their net gar. at -ighr was ,1.
oc iv a email fraction of to-day's
•Da declared. About two-third, of the
Mro"f*s art districts have voted, and
Unionists' field operations are re
letrirI etrirt ed mainly to about 115 seats held
tr tfc* libtial an<j Labor members in
t k, tort Parliament. The results of the
nvvn- elections 1 have shown that out
•&the Scottish. Welsh. Yorkshire and
cortbera industrial sections Liberal
fea ts trith a majority in The last election
a hi?n as MOO are vulnerable.
v j^ f tjj;^ of essfal campaigning
tit been vid^ed. and larger grains are
trobablf in tfc* counties than in the bor
ourbs. Tn e lßte£t returns still poinr to
,^.JIMBfHT najority of more Thar. 100
vii posFfbJf J25-
Amow ttf defeats over which both
rsrti?s rejoice is the downfall of A. v.
Orsveon. trhose Yorkshire seat has been
raptured iy a Liberal in a three-cor
rered fifSt- <*rayson has been an un
manageable Socialist, whom the trade
larionift! h;-." rtr steel
The aost serious Liberal reverse has
been •-.' rejection of Joseph Albert
?»af» -- chief govern ment whip, mem
ber fcr Saffron Walden, and # one of the
shrewdest political organizers in the
Evidences of political reaction are
•trocp in East AngHa, Lincolnshire.
E^aerset and the Midland agricultural
CTJTii • - where the Unionists have
cither gained peats or rtreiy increased
taeir po'l*. Apparently', the farming
dts«* have been convinced that they
TBft*nest by tariff reform and tL«» in
qt••■ prices of wheat and meat. This
s th*- natural explanation <>f the Lib
es! defeats in Sleaford. Louth. Leomin
ft*r, Eridrewater and other divisions.
The capture of "West Perthshire by
th» Unionists was due to the personal
■:.'-■ of the Marquis of Tullibar
c.T.e. the- heir of the Duke of AtholL .
Theonlv Liberal tnber from Ireland,
tff.lse was defeated by a Union
s'. A. L. Homer, in South Tyrone, after
a strenuous fight. T. H Sloan, the jnde
pendent Unionist, was beaten by a more
Ptfcofiox member of his party in Belfast.
T;a" Hea!y held his seat in a fight
Iti the official Nationalist candidate by
s sarrow majority.
The arta<-k en the party machine in
***<be has so far only resulted in the
of two independent Nationalists,
U«£rs. Healy and O'Brien. Joseph Dcv
&, or?ar.:z^r of the United Irish League,
*as expected to lose West Belfast, but
he effectively resisted the attack from
fl* Unionists and the malcontents in his
T. party.
The Marquis of Hamilton, h.> was
-"•opposed in 19OG for Londonderry, was
:'*ns: '*n5 rressed by a Nationalist for re
f**t:on. and narrowly escaped defeat.
T=e Liberals have been sorely disap-
PQisted by the losses in the English
county divisions, which diminish the
«ai:tion majority. They still count on
a majority without Irish votes.
Horse Rule win necessarily have second
P^ce in the government programme
**•«■ the veto question ha • been
*-*ktn up.
*t i£ conceded by members of Parlia-
a «st of both parties that another gen
e:a] election may be expected next year.
reform is sweeping all the coun-
BJf around London. Late to-night the
c «« came that at the Enfield Division
the Unionists had won an
o'^r great victory. Not a single seat
A what is known as the home counties
<an now be considered safe for the Lib
"^ Party, but north of a line drawn
Jtobs England from Liverpool to
the voting is strongly in favor
« Free Trade.
L**iß Vernon Harcourt. about the
*~T pcpular minister in the Cabinet.
•* a a- b;g majority at Rossendale. Lan-
So far 4^o members have been elected.
- I-ib»ra!s. Labor men and National
numbering 2Hi and the Unionists
*? I N F.
Cpumatke Forces Making
Stead?/ Head-cay.
i«u«, ,° n : Jan - - I — The political s> con
32£25 l ° Ward n Forty
*v. n °'^ d -" larefl their ch.ofce to
**s to- P° ? ' r -Jor.s of the opposing »r
**»S!!2 * r " pra " ti< ' al| y .ere th*y
'<•-* thTo ' *' lth thf ' Tori#>s slowly forc
:r 3£*^*«*»^ There i« hard
ni ? X., p that the Iris " will hold the
hi£2^ Asquirh In the coming
•fid t> ZrA rhat U ■iv be a .-rltical
. .. m
■* Drc-jT 0 " 151 ■■ hav * made steady irains on
otig ;~" r Vote almost throughout Eng
•*r-4 and £ a much !f S3 extent in Scot.
•letteß, VVal ' s - but all the parties and
<:la!rr; *h* results are a
'-ci?!,, ..._ se *'* kinr -" s ays "The Nauon
*">Wa» '?* *° r " and d -recti<;n of the
-V-rth *'^- tc ra! currents is clear. The
•*»i d^ ~?, ow a Sainst the South—Scot
•M • '***? -md Yorkshire. Lancashire.
*?™!* a *terri corners of England
*aiia.i«4 ob abroad jig
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Robben Detach Ejcprem mmd
Mail Cars Xcar St. Louis.
St. Louis. Jan. 21.— A Missouri Pacific
train from Kansas City was held up hy
four masked men between Glencoe and
Eureka to-night.
The men flagged the train with a red
lantern at a sparsely settled point one
mile east of Eureka and thirty miles
from St_ Louis. As the train Stopped
the four men shoved revolvers into the
faces of the engineer and fireman. The
baggage and the mail and express cars
•were detached from the train, with the
robbers in the cab. The engineer was
compelled to run with them toward St.
Louis. The passengers were not mo
The baggage and express cars and thy
locomotive have not been found. Dep
uty sheriff? and railroad detectives are
souring the line for them It is be
lieved that the express safe was blown
in some desolate place and the robbers
fled, leaving the cars on a branch line.
The three passenger coaches of th^
train were left standing on the main lin«
until latr to-night. a special train
from St. Louis, carrying deputies, ar
rived Later th*> passengers were
brouerht to St. Louis.
Missouri Pacific and express company
officials say it is impossible to determine
how much money was in the safe. It 's
reported that it contained several thou
sand dollars in currency.
IS. H. Butts, the conductor, got off the
train when' it stopped to see what was
the trouble, and the robbers fired a fusil
lade at him. After the locomotive dis
appeared Butts walked back to a farm
er's house near Eureka and telephoned
to St. Louis for help.
Several robberies of the kind have
taken place near Eureka. In one of
them Marion Hodgepeth, recently killed
as a burglar in Chicago, and his gang
took $20,000 from a 'Frisco train &t
Former Nexc York Singer Lost
It in Auto Crash.
IBy THerraph ■» Th« Tribune! ]
St. Paul. Jan. 21. — Because her voice
■was impaired in a collision between an
express train and an automobile, Mrs
Emma M. Libaire, former soloist at the
West End Synagogue. New York City,
got a verdict for $11,500 damages to-day
from the Minneapolis & St. Louis Rail
way Company.
nn the morning of August 10. 19*»v
Mr?. Libaire started wiTh her sister. Mrs
John dluek; Mr. Gtueki a Minneapolis
brewer, and their Two children, for an
automobile ride. At Cottagewood Sta
tion, just ouTside of Minneapolis, an ex
press Train hit the machine, killing Mr.
<i.r\d Mrs. <iluek and injuring Mrs. Ll
1 aire. When she left the hospital she
found herself unable to sing.
Will Be Counsel for U. S. in
Fish eries A rhitration .
TFrom Th» Tribune Bure*u. 1
Washington. Jan. 21. — Senator Elihu
Root w:M represent the United States as
special onuneel i n tn^ highly important
arbitration proceedings whi^h are to de
fine the meaning of the provisions of the
Treaty of ISIS with regard to th" New
foundland fisheries. Mr. Root has ac
cepted this important and onerous duty
only at the urgent solicitation of Presi
dent Taft and Secretary Knoz, who are
convinced that because of the part
played by the former Secretary of State
in the negotiations preliminary to the
arbitration, his great ability and his
complete familiarity with the case, it
would be impossible to obtain other
equally competent counsel.
Mr. Root trill undertake Immediately
the preparation of the written argument,
which must be filed at an early day, and
he will lead in the oral argument/ before
the Hague tribunal, which will begin
about June 1. He will have as associ
• use! Chandler Anderson, whom,
-etary. he retained for the prepa
rations of the compromise
The Newfoundland fisheries ease is
probably the most important ever in
trustf-d to settlement by arbitration, and
is unquestionably the most important
from the point of view of this country
since the settlement of the Alabama
< iiiims by arbitration at Geneva.
The announcement that Mr. Root is to
represent the United States at The
Hague will arouse speculation as to
whether he win also be able to serve on
the Ballinger-Pinchot investigating com
mittee. His resignation from that com
mittee would cause profound rejrrrt.
Sentenced to Death bj/ Russ-ian
Court Martial.
St. PeTersburg. Jan. 21. — A court mar
tial at Riga to-day condemned to death
Jan Pouren, who was accused of murder
ing a Dr. Katterfeld in Kurland Prov
Pouren is believed to be the revolution
ist who was arrested in New York in
1!K>? at the behest <.f the Russian authori
ties, who desired his extradition in ord^r
that he might be tried for a long list of
all^g^d murders He successfully resist
ed ufing sent bwk to Russia
Vladimir Bourtsoff, the Russian radi
cal, said last night that Jan Janoff
Pouren was not a leader of the. revolu
tionary movement in Russia or an ac
tive worker in the cause. Pouren Is
now in this city, working as an electri
cian. He had not b«»en informed last
night of the ■enteoee of death pitti]
upon him. but Rourtseff said that, inas
much as it had been passed in his h
oence, he would in any event consider
Jt as no more than a legal formality, * ( >
long a- he remained outside Russian
"urisdiction. _
Chicago. Jar. 21. — John Rori . wfeoM
death was caused by the administration of
stovaine, according to a previous state
, t n made by Coroner's Physician \y. [r .
Hunter, died from BBSJPth«sia. This t\, lß
t h* verdict of the coroaei jury to-day.
The evidence shewed that befori Rortv
was operated <>n for a broken pmclla an
anesthetic wa« used .-onsistuip at \i'.,
era'.ns of stovaine. 1 -«•• srain of turyohniiio
■ulphite 4J drop* of *tenle waur.
Five Terribly Injured— First
Serious Accident Connected
tvkk Aqueduct IVork.
Fishkill Landing, N. V., Jan. 21.—Fif
teen men. three of them Americans,
were killed late this afternoon by a pre
mature explosion of nitroglycerine in a
tunnel which is to form part of the great
aqueduct which will carry water from
the Ashokan dam in the Catskills to New
York City. Five were terribly mutilated,
but were so near the mouth of the tun
nel that they were rescued alive The
other fifteen were found beneath tons of
rock and debris, literally hammered by
Ihe force of the explosion into an indis
tinguishable mass. The bodies were re
moved and placed in an improvised
morgue near the scene *of the disaster,
while the injured were rushed to a hos
pital camp maintained by the contrac
The cause nf the explosion had not
been ascertained to-night, but it is be
lieved that one of the workmen, carry
ing a torch, slipped and fell, igniting a
fuse and setting off a series of charges
of nitroglycerine, which had been placed
preparatory to an exodus from the
The squad of twenty men who were in
volved in the accident, having drilled the
holes and placed the explosive, were
trooping from the excavation fifteen —
those who were killed — in th» rear, and
five, all of whom were foreigners, in the
lead As the five neared the mouth of
the tunnel there was a terrific roar, the
countryside shook for a quarter of h mile
amund and the five foreigners were hurled
senseless to the ground near the opening.
Inside de.ath was instantaneous to the
The contracting firm. R. K. Everett &
< '0.. employs o n e hundred and fifty men
in all. and th<* premature explosion in
dicated immediately that there had been
a disaster. A hundred laborers rushed to
th*» tunnel's mouth, and. after dragging
forth the injured, set to w-ork clearing
away the rock and earth to get at the
As the nitroglycerine had been pur
posely set to shatter rock, it did not
damage the tunnels interior more than
th^ oontractors had planned, and after
two hours' work the bodies were reached.
The scene was such as to preclude the
possibility of identification, except by a
rol!<'al! of the firm's employes, and th^
list of dead had not been announced to
night. There were exactly twenty men
in the squad, h,ui\ever; the five nouoJ^d
r.re accounted for, and although the
tangled mass of humanity was so grew
some as to make the counting of bodies
almost Impossible, it is certain that the
number of dead wHI not expend fifteen.
Besides the three Americans there wer»
among the victims Italians. Hungarians
and negroes.
The scene <>f the accident wa? near
the top of a small mountain, a mile and
a half southeast of Cold Spring. Putnam
County, a town of fifteen hundred in
habitants, eight miles south of this
place. in digging the aqueduct solid
rock was encountered on the mountain,
and it was found necessary to bore a
tunnel nine hundred feet in length. Five
hundred . feet of the tunnel had been
completed and the nitroglycerine had
been set in the r^ar. ready for explosion
after the men had left Its premature
explosion marks the first serious acci
dent on any work connected with the
The tunnel where the explosion took
place is seventeen feet wide and thirteen
feet high, the regulation Ashokam Dam
size. Mr. Everett, the contractor, says
he stood about a hundred yards from the
mouth when the awfu'. crash was heard.
He believes the five men who escaped
instant death must have been making
their exit and were near the mouth when
the explosion occurred. The aqueduct
police from the Selsomville station at
on'*e assumed charge. They directed the
work of rescue and notified the Coroner
of Putnam County. Drs. Holland and
Thompson were hustled to the scene, and
thf-y administered to the five survivors.
Distracted fellow workmen wept and
shrieked as they prosecuted the work of
rescue. Many villagers rushed from
Cold Spring, and in a drenching rain
storm the workmen removed fragments
of bodk-s across the camp to the impro
vised morgue
Buys Land Adjoining Memorial as Site
for Municipal Building.
Hartford, Conn., Jan. 21.— The trustees
of the Memorial recently erected here by
J. Piernont Morgan for his father an
nounced to-night that Mr. Morgan had ar
ranged for the purchase of land adjoining
the memorial and would present it to the
city as a site for a municipal building.
The land acquired by Mr. Morgan takes
in nearly half a block in the centre of th«
I By Telegraph to Th<- Tribune.]
\.ew Haven, Jan. 21.— Frederick King
nton. a Yale junior, is suffering from
a blood clot on the brain, caused by an
old basfball injury. During the ■priuf va
cation last y-ar he went to Charlottesville,
Va.. and in a practice game was injured
a:; he slid for the plate. His head troubled
him when h<* returned to Fate, -md lie was
unable to study. It was thoug&l that the
loag summer vacation would restore lit*
nu-MUI condition, but he grew uorce ■fter
returning to the college Infirmary. His
recovery is said to be doubtful.
St. John's, N F., Jan. 21.— The disabled
Head Line steamer Bengore. Head, from
Mnryport. England, for St. John. N\ 8..
waa towed into this port to-night by th«
coaling steamer Bonaventure.
iv unusually handsome book en Cali
fornt. has just been published by ■the CHI
«'A? O M i; A. KEK ,-. ST PAUL RAIL
TV \Y ' It will b<? Kent ro any ,i<ldn*«« for
thfe* '"ent< posta* ■;.., A Blair. On
pra] Kastcrn At>nt, 3SI Broadway. «tw
York; N- Y.-Ad-.t.
Urges Senate to Get Busy
on Legislation He Recom
mends — Support Promised.
fFrom The Tnhun« Bureau.":
Washington. Jan. '21.— The President is
authority for the statement that a postal
savings bank bill xvill become a law at
this session of Congress. He discussed
the subject at length to-day with Sena
tor Carter, author of the bill favorably
reported to the Senate in the last Con
gress; Senator Penrose, chairman of the
Committee on Pos f offices, and Senator
Crane, who represented Mr Aldrich at
the conference, after which Mr. Taft e.\-
I ressed entire confidence in the enact
ment of the measure.
Mr Taft. It will be recalled, obtained
the insertion in the Republican national
platform of a plank promising the crea
tion of postal savings banks, and in the
campaign he continually argued in their
lavor as an offset to the Democratic
proposition of guaranteed bank deposits.
One of the most important results of
such a system, in the opinion of the
President, will be th» deposit with the
federal government of a sum more than
sufficient to redeem the f6WM*M),6OQ 2
per cen* bonds now outstanding, which
Ihe government is able to maintain at
par only by reporting to extraordinary
and artificial methods The President
believes the deposits made under the
postal savings system will soon aggre
gate $1,000,000,000. This sum. he ie con
fident, will not be drawn from the de
posits of anr existing banks or other
financial institutions, but from old
Ftoekings, mattresses and rafters, where
it is now hidden by these whose knowl
edge of business is so limited that they
fear to tru«t the banks with their hard
earned savings.
Mr. Taft firmly believe? that the postal
savings banks will not only go far to
• ncourage thrift, but will constantly act
as feeders to the savings banks, which
will, of course, pay a higher rate of in
terest than the government institutions.
The President has discussed tills sub
ject with foreign financiers and the rep
reppntativeF of foreign governments at
every opportunity, and not only has he
mastered the arguments in support of
his proposition, but, to his great grati
fication, ho has converted to hip vi»ws
such able students of finance as Messrs.
Aldrich. Crane and Vreeland. Speaker
Cannon is understood to view the prop
osition with distrust, hut for good and
f-ufficient reasons he will place no ob
stacles in the way of the President".
,Q»M»-"CTf-Uio.ffl.i>s-tniirrTitß whl«h-Mr.-Taft
has used with effect is that there is dis
trust of the . financial experts in Con-
Kre«=s. and that the creation of postal
pavings banks for the benefit of de
positors of small means and limited
business experience will go far to estab
lish confidence in that larger measure
of monetary reorganization which will
be proposed in the not distant future by
the National Monetary Commission.
FBy The Associated Press.]
Washington, Jan. 21. — President Taft
read in the papers to-day that the Sen
ate was marking time while the House
-was struggling with the various appro
priation bills. So he sent for Senators
Penro.se. of Pennsylvania; Crane, of
Massachusetts, and ("art^r. of Montana,
and asked why it would not be a good
thing for the Senate to -g^t busy" .. n
some of the measures he has recom
mended. Senator Aldrich. being absent
from the city, \ras not Included in the
"It's a case of water running down
hill." said one of the President's callers.
"He doesn't hay to go to the regulars
or the insurgents, either. They have
got to come to him. Every man on
Capitol Hil! is looking for another term
and he's got to have something to ;ro
before the people on. Congress has got
to do something, and all the Repub
licans, regardless of the fight against
Cannon or the Rules Committee, are go
ing to vote for Mr. Taft's measures "
When Senators Penrose. Crane and
Carter left the White House the latter,
acting as spokesman for the trio, de
"The postal savings bank proposition
will become a law at this session of Con
gress. '
The postal banks, however, will not be
the only Taft measures considered. The
President ranks his recommendations
for changes in the interstate commerce
law as of first importance, and he so in
dicated his position to the Senator? this
The President also told his callers
that he regarded at least one of the
conservation bills he has recommended
to Congress as of prime importance.
This is the bill to validate the with
drawal of lands containing waterpower
sites, coal and phosphates. The laws
as to the disposition of these lands can
be worked out and thrashed over at the
convenience of Con|?ress.
The important thing, the President be
lieves, is to validate the withdrawals
which were made under th' former ad
ministration and In the ten months of
the present administration. He wants
this power to b<" made unquestionable.
The valuable Alaska coal lands are in
cluded in the withdrawals which Mr.
Taft is anxious to have validated.
Senators Penrose. Carter and Crane
took back this word to th«» Capitol late
to-day and passed it nlong the lin.
President Taft believes that the Senate
should go ahead with these three meas
ures at once, and then, he says, the
House can get them in some sort of
form, can have the benefit of the Senate,
discussion and can put them through in
short tim- when the supply bills are. dij
posed of
ClsvejMMf. Jan. 21. — Informed by the an
swers to correspondents department of a
psychic magazine that he was due to di*
on Thursday at nulnisrht. John Wege.
aged thirty-five, vanished at that hour in
Ills night clothes, and h.is not lines bern
sten. The ground aheut his home was
roverrd with no«, but no footprints could
\j. found. ; **»
Cars Fall Into River on "Soo"
Branch of Canadian
Northbay, Ont., Jan. 21.— At least a
score and perhaps twoscore people were
killed this afternoon, when four cars of
a Canadian Pacific passenger train on
the Soo branch leaped from the tracks
and, tearing down a steep embankment,
plunged through the ice covered surface
of the Spanish River.
Some were drowned Others were
crushed to death in grinding timbers.
Most terrible of all. several of the
maimed and injured were caught in the
wr<" - kag<> of one nf the cars and burned
to death.
The exact number of dead and in
jured was still unknown here at a late
hour to-night, as telegraphic communica
tion has not yet been established with
the scene of the wreck, but according
to stories told by injured passengers
brought to Sudbury it was one of th»
worst catastrophes in the history of
Canadian railroads. One report states
that tVie dead number forty-eight and
the injured ninety-two.
The train wrecked was known as No.
7 running from Montreal to Sault Ste.
Marie and Minneapolis. An official
statement given out here says that it
probably was due to a broken rail.
The engine, baggage, express, mail and
one second class car remained on the
rails, while one second class, one first
class, a dining car and a sleeper wen
down the embankment. The first class
car and diner went into the river. The
sleeper and second class car stopped on
the embankment, the second class car
catching fire.
The wreck occurred about thirty -seven
miles west of Sudbury. where th» tr^?k«
cut into the side of a steep hill which is
skirted by th<» river. The forward part
of the train passed ovVr the break,
whatever it was, in safety. The day
coach, which was the fourth from the
«*nd of the train, was the first to leave
the rails.
The train was running at the rate of
about forty miles an hour, and the mo
mentum carried the car down the hill
in a terrific pinner. About twenty-five
nassenßiiii were in this car, and it is
practically certain that none escaped.
Two minutes after the first crash onlj
the rnof of the day coach showed above
the flowing ice in the river. The second
class car the next in the train, smashed
against the P nd of a culvert or small
eized bridge, and was crushed like an
Some of the passengers v were killed out
right, but others caught in the wreck
age, wh' h almost immediately broke
into flames, were roasted to death before
they could be rescued.
The stanch construction of the dining
car saved its occupants. It followed the
day coach to the very brink of the river,
but every one on board escaped without
serious injury. The sleeper turned over
on its side on the embankment. There
■vvpt-p only some members of the train
crew in the sleeper at the time and they
escaped with slight injuries.
Every man who was able to stand at
once turned to the work of rescue. Snow
t\:is niled upon the burning second class
car. and th^ train crew and uninjured
passengers did some heroic work in try
ing to rescue those pinned in the burn
inc wreckage.
Physicians were hurried to the scene
from Sudbury as soon as word was re
ceived and a wrecking train, with Gen
eral Superintendent Gutulius. made rec
ord tim? from North Bay. Arrange
ments were made to bring a diver on a
special train from Sault Ste. Marie to
recover the bodies from the submerged
car. and he is now at the wreck with a
diving outfit.
There is some disparity in the esti
mates of the number of pasengers in the
submerged car. Members of the train
crew say ther^ were not more than fif
teen, but passengers who had just left
it to go into the dining car place the
rumber as high as twenty-five.
It is said that six of the injured taken
to the Sudbury Hospital have since died,
but their names are not obtainable.
Sault Ste. Marie. Mich.. Jan. 21— From
the crew of a freight train which ar
rived here to-night it is learned that the
first class coaches and diner did not con
tain all the dead. Two second class
coaches are also reported derailed and
as having afterward taken fire, adding
this additional horror. Eighteen are said
to be killed in this car, and it is thought
most of the injured were also in these
two cars.
Montreal. Jan. 21.— Vlce-President Me-
Nicol of the Canadian Pacific Railway
late to-night issued the following state
ment in regard to the wreck at Webb
The latter half of a train from Mont
real to Minneapolis left the track on
Friday afternoon about tour miles w~«i
Of Nairn, on the Soo branch, just r-a-
of the bridge crossing the Spanish River
The cause is as yet unknow n.
One coach struck the end of the bridfcv
and was destroyed, another going into
the river. About twenty passengers ar^
reported injured, three or four seriously
They h.ive been taken to Sudbury Hos
pital Several bodies have been recov
ered from the wreck and more are su;.
posed to be in Urn coach in the river.
The dining car wan only partly sub
rr.M-g«*d and the passengers escaped. Th 1
sleeper turned over on its side.
Will Probably Soon Be a Crime in
{ By T-lnraph to Tho Trtbuu* 1
R!rpmond. Va.. Jan. 21.-"Cusßlnf; over
the isiepheM will he a aimm in Virginia
if the Legislature ha? passed the bill in
troduced by Delegate Fltzhugh in the lower
branch of the General Assembly.
This bill provides a penalty of not less
than J5 nor more than $100 or confinement
tn jail for not lees than ten days nor more,
than six months for any on# using pro
fanity over the telephone. The bill has
been favorably reported and will in alt
probability become a law.
Secret art/ Accidental!?) Peppers
Him nith Bird Shot.
Natchez. Miss.. Jan. *_'1 -Thomas Ta«
gart. Democratic National Committee
man for Indiana, was accidentallj shot
to-day while hunting with his private
secretary, VV. H Norton, near Fa ett«
Jefferson County. I rry-two Tird'h^'
struck Mr. Taggart in the face, nght
shoulder and chest. Besides other In
juries. It is feared that th^ sight of on«
eye will be destroyed.
It is said that Mr. Norton fired when
a bevy of birds was flushed, the charge
striking Taggart. who was In the heavy
underbrush. J. E. Bell, an Indianapolis
attorney, was a third member of the
Mr. Taggart spent to-night in a
Natchez sanatorium. H» will be tak*n
to his home in Indianapolis to-morrow.
when the shot will be removed. The
eyeball was not injured, although the
sight may be impai^d
Missouri Congressman Braves
Wrath of Waiters.
[From Th» Trlbun" Biir»au.l
Washington, Jan. 21.— Walters, porters,
bellboys, barbers and others will lie in
wait for Representative Murphy, of Mis
souri, who has introduced a bill in the
House to make tipping in the District of
Columbia an offence punishable by fines
\aryine froir. $0 to $.V>
Mr. Murphy expects to |«xet»« cold
soup and poor service at the hands of
any waiter who recognizes lilm. and
looks forward to suffering under the
shears of barbers. He will also carry his
own suit case on trains if the porters
know him. His bill provides that the
person who gives a tip shall be guilty
equallr with the person who accepts it.
Representative Murphy believes that
the cost of living would be materially re
duced if his bill should become a law.
Tonboat Man's Heroic Act
After River Collision.
• antaln William Johnson, of No. 140
Hamilton avenue. Brooklyn, who owns
the roal harg* Seth Low. proved himself
a hero yesterday afternoon, when he
saved his wife and six-weeks-old baby
Helen from drowning in the East River,
off Ward's Island.
Johnson and his wife, with their baby,
were hurled into the river when the tug
Interstate ran Into the Peth Low. which,
two other scows, was being towed
lv the De Witt Boyce
Swung around by the strong tid« and
high wind, the Interstate sheered off her
course and ran diagonally at the 3eth
Low with such force that the scow was
When the crash came Captain Johnson,
his wife and baby w»r« on the deck of
the scow. They were hurled into the
water, Johnson started for his baby as
soon he struck the water. He got the
little girl and placed her on the bottom
of the overturned scow. He then swam
to where his wife was struggling. He
held her above water until the Interstate
steamed to them and took all three ,in
i oard.
Federal Incorporation Bill
Washington. Jan. 21. — Another, and
probably the final, general revision of the
federal incorporation bill has been sent to
the Public Printer by Attorney General
Wickersham. Since itß preparation the
propositions contained in the measure
have been subjected to careful scrutiny
by leading lawyers in Congress with a
view to perfecting such of them as was
deemed desirabla. The prospect now ap
pear? favorable for the Introduction of
the bill in both houses of Congress next
Considerable comment has been made
that the measure as originally framed did
not contain a forfeiture clause by which
a corporation violating the law would
ha-re its charter revoked. Power is to be
delegated to change, amend or repeal
charters granted under the law. it is de
clared, and this is expected to meet the
situation, making it within the province
of the government to give adequate pro
tection to public interests.
Grand Jury to Look Into Its
Alleged Existence.
District Attorney Whitman said last
night that the grand jury in the Crimi
nal Branch of the Supreme Co^rt, in
which Justice Goff is sitting, would start
an investigation into the affairs st the
alleged milk trust on Tuesday
Evert Jansen Wendell, foreman of the
grand jury, was foreman of the grail
jury that indicted the American Ice
Company, which was convicted on trial
and fined $5,000. and Justice Goff was
sitting at the time that indictment wns
found. Mr Wendell is. therefore, thor
oughly familiar with the Donnel!y anti
trust law. Assistant District Attorney
D« Ford, who has b^en attending the
hearings before Referee Brown, will have
charge of the presentation of the evi
dence. Mr De Ford was also associated
with the ice Investigation as a Special
Deputy Attorney General.
The documentary evidence will be pre
sented first. th»-n the testimony takv n
before Referee Brown, of which copies
have been furnished to the District At
Tallahassee. Fla.. Jan. 21.— Although th«i
thermometer registered several degrees
above freezing. «now tell to-day for nvo
minutes. Not before In the memory si the
oldest inhabitant" has Florida's capital
aeen snow. Blizzard conditions prevailed
to-day In menv parts of the South
[By I>le*r»j>h to TJi« Tribune. 1
Hackensack. N. J.. Jan. 21.— ■bsTbbs* Ji'n.i
D. Prince, of Paterson. a professor of lan
guages in Columbia University, gave a
l«?cture. on music in the Reformed Sunday
school room in Lodl this evening. He sang
selections In about a dozen languages. i - n
cluding Arabic. Spanish. Turkish. Italian.
Slavic, German and Grefk. The linguist
offered stereoptlcon views to show the ad
vancement ma.l« in musical instruments.
[■City of »w Tarfc.
Jcnay City mad
May Institute Both Civil and
Criminal Prosecutions at
Washington. Jan. 21.— Beef Trnst,
so called, is to l>e prosecuted by the IssV
eral government. The Department of
Justice evidently beUewee its laist—re)
is a leading factor in maintaining the
present high prices of fresh, meat.
The contemplated action of the depart
ment follows an investigation which ha»
bpen conducted by its special ag»nts Isl
some months. Proceedings will be >>e
gun before the grand Jury at Chicago.
probably next week, and both civil and
criminal action may be taken.
The firms mentioned in connection with
the case include Swift & Co., Morris *
Co. and Armour & Co.. all big Mb]
house concerns, and all. It is said.' In
terested in the National Packing Com
pany. The three concerns named ar»
commonly represented to control the na
tional corporation for their common
The aim of the department has b»«n
to ascertain the relations between the
several firms individually and' th» Na
tional Packing Company, for the purpose
of determining whether they hay» oper
ated to control the prices of fresh meats.
which, according to almost universal
complaint, have been going htgher and
higher. From the fact that proceedings
r\re to be tak«>n the Inference is that toe
officials feel satisfied they have a goow
One possible method of action may be
that of a suit to dissolve the company
under the Sherman anti-trust law. as an
rganization operating in restraint of in
terstate trade. Proceedings may also be
taken against individual*.
Th* investigations conducted by th«
department, resulting in the determina
tion to proceed in the courts against the
Pi)eg«»d combination, had their inception
in an inquiry into th# practice* of one of
the Western railroads in making ship
ments for Morris & Co. which, it has
been charged, amounted practically t»»
r«*bating. These were gone Into fully at
the time, and it was decided that while
they could be regarded as improper they
actually had nothing to do with rebat
ing. The practices complained of. how
ever, were discontinued.
On learning of the decision r>t the de
partment Alfred P. Urion. head of the
|SsJi department of Anmrar & Co.. left
liere hurriedly for Chicago. He had be*»n
-in . w*j»htrt?rton for more, than a ■=>••*
watching developments., and. it f« under
seeeal had some conferences "with the
Attorney General.
[By Telegraph, to Th» Tribune.]
Chicago. Jan. 21. — The heads and th
general counsel of the larger meat con
cerns of Chicago are in Washington and
New York, where they have been in a
position to watch developments In th*.
government's proposed action against
Edward Morris and Thomas E. Wilson,
of the Morris Company: Louis F. Swift.
E. F. Swift and Arthur Evans, of the
Swift concern, and J. Ogden Armour, of
the Armour Company, are now in Waah
Edward C. Tilden. president of the Na
tional Packing Company, said to-night:
"I do not believe any such action as is
intimated by the telegrams from Wash
ington is contemplated. Reports that the
government will begin proceedings against
the meat packers have simply grown out
of this agitation about the high prices of
food all over the country. This, most of
which is pure demagogy, has spread from
coast to coast. But just how little these
agitators know of what they speak mi
■hown tn the fact that the prices are bit
terly assailed, when the truth Is they are
only a fraction of a cent above whs*t they
were last year. It seems to me r w 1- M
the government does want to make an
investigation of the causes of higher
prices, the inquiry should be directed
against the farmer. He is the one that
is reaping the benefit of any higher
prices of food, and if any one should he
:nvestigated he is certainly the one. '
The storm has been brewing over the
Beef Trust for the last three years. It
was first manifested in a number of in
dividual suits. The government's in
tention to conduct a sweeping investi
gation was made known on December
24. 1906, when subpeenas were served on
employes of Nelson Morris & Co. It
was then learned that all the railroads
transporting packing house products
had been requested to open their claim
books, reports and documents for the
inspection of the government. The docs>
mfnts examined at that time covered
the preceding two years. Since that
time the government has been quietly
pursuing its investigation in preparatiosi
for court action.
At the same time some of the states
ar« taking up the case of the meat con
cerns. On Tuesday of this week tho At
torney General of Kansas began suit in
the District Court of Kansas City
against the Armour and Swift packing
companies, charging them wtth being
members of a combination .Illegally to
raise prices. It was announced, also that
the Attorney General of Mississippi
would ask all the attorneys general of
the Mississippi Valley to join with hiTi
in a similar rction.
Cattle Men Say High Prices
Arc Inevitable
Denver. Jan. — Th« growing iTumntsiii
to boycott neat has aroused trv«staek
growers to a protest that meat abstinence
will injure stock growers rather than m«at
packers. To-nfsht directors of the West
crn Stock Show Association, huh Mill
of five hundred Western stock raisers and
business men interested in livestock pro
duction, adopted resolutions *hich fay. In
We condemn this movem-nt as calcu
lated to discourage an increased produc
tion of meat animals. We be.lievp> the
*r->okmen and farmers of th« TfnHsji
States ahould have every incentive lor U»-

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