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ALL PETER OUT
Chief Result Is the-Foraker
Bill, Opposed to Pres
Hepburn Framing a Bill to
be Offered in House
Then Will Come Fight for
Precedence Over Esch
Tawney and McCleary the
Only Rivals for High
Fletcher Is Having Trouble
Getting Coveted Com
By W. W. Jermane.
White House Council.
Mr. Hepburn has been in confereneo
with the president several times lately
and has outlined to him the general
scope of the proposed bill. From all
that can be learned the president is
entirely satisfied with the outline given.
I will not be proper for him to say
to congress that he favors one bill
over another, and so the Hepburn com
mittee in the house will decide which
bill to report without executive inter
A circumstantial story was published
in the New York Times this morning,
under a Washington date line, to the
effect that Senator Elkins, chairman
of the senate committee on interstate
commerce, had concluded to surrender
to the president on the rate question.
This story is without warrant. Mr.
Elkins has not surrendered, nor is he
thinking of doing so. The fight in the
senate, he predicts, will perhaps last
over several months, and even if, in
the end, the president should win, it
will not be until the opposition has
strained every nerve to prevent it.
Obviously Mr. Elkins is not surren
dering before the battle has started.
All that has happened thus far has
1 been in the nature of light prelimi
i McCleary and Tawney.
By process of elimination, Speaker
Cannon has got rid of all the candi
dates for the chairmanship of the house
appropriations committee excepting
Representatives McCleary and Tawney
of Minnesota, and it begins to look
as if one of these would get the place,
the chances apparently favoring Taw
The speaker has not yet definitely
made up his mind, however, and may
not do so for several weeks. He is
convinced that the ways and means
i committee, which is the most impor
tant in either house of congress, must
be strengthened by the addition of sev
eral stand pat republicans, and
i naturally, when he takes such a posi
tion, he turns first to Mr. McCleary,
who is the most able defender of pro
jection in the house and would be a
source of genuine strength to the com
mittee which considers revenue ques
Should he decide to put McCleary
on that committee he of course would
be compelled to displace Tawney, as
Minnesota could not hope for double
representation there, and naturally the
easiest thing to do would be to place
Tawney at the head of the appropria
tions committee, where he belongs just
as logically as McCleary belongs to the
ways and means.
This proposed switch is in the inter-
Continued on 2d Page, 3d Column.
Finish Fighting Among the
Cadets Known to Author
ities at Annapolis.
ASHINGTON, Nov. 25.The
senate interstate commerce
committee hearings on the
rate question, which began early this
week, seems to have "petered out."
There was not a quorum of the com
mittee in attendance today and the
committee will not attempt to hold
a meeting on Monday.
The chief result of the fall meet
ing of the committee has been to shape
up the Foraker bill, which will be
offered in opposition to the president's
plan, and to bring out that the rail
road members of the committee- seem
determined to stand as fast by their
guns as the president is standing by
There is still talk of a compromise
bill, on which both sides may unite,
but it is noteworthy that all such talk
continues to come from the railroad
side of the case and not from the
"Unc le Pete" Hepburn of Iowa,
chairman of the house committee on
interstate and foreign commerce, is
working on a bill, which he says will
seek to carry out the president's plan.
This bill he will introduce in the houso
and it will be referred, together with
all other rate measures, to his com
mittee. Obviously it will be his de
sire to have his own bill reported from
that committes. instead of the bill of
Esch and -Townsend, and the public
may expect to see a rather pretty fight
in committee, during the early part
of the session, over which the bill shall
be reported, and so come to be known
as the administration bill.
RING FIGHT CODE IN
U. S. NAVAL ACADEMY
Middies Fight With Vicious
by Executive Officers.
By Publishers' Pre39.
NNAPOLIS, Nov. 25.That fin
ish fighting exists in the brig
ade of midshipmen at the
naval academy with the cognizance and
approval of the authorities was con
clusively established at the afternoon EKMM:**^^
session of the Meriwether court-martial
Not only do the middies fight one
another with a vicious determination
little short of amazing to persons un
acquainted with the system, but the
practice has grown apparently to such
an extent that little notice is taken
.either by the midshipmen or the medi
cal and executive officers of the acad
emy of an encounter when one or both
of the boys are sent to the hospital,
so beaten that they frequently carry
the marks of their injuries thru life.
Middy Beveals Code.
The most important witness examined
today was Midshipman Churchill Hum
phrey, president of the second class,
of which Midshipman Branch was a
member, and Branch's second in the
twenty-three round fight, as a result of
which Meriwether is on trial for man
slaughter. Humphrey testified about
the fight, the first .day of the trial,
for the prosecution. He was called
today by Lieutenant Commander Eob
inson to tell what he knew of the
Humphrey testified that he had par
ticipated as an official in a larr
number of fights and had been a prin
cipal in four. He told the court of
a fight between two second-classmen
last summer on the training-ship At
lanta. Humphrey was referee and was
summoned before the commanding officer
of the ship, Captain Halsey, in coTnnec
tion with the fight. The commanding
officer asked if the fight was fair, and
if the men had shaken hands. Informed
that' it was, he said that insomuch as
in many cases it was necessary to have
fights between midshipmen of different
classes, fights between midshipmen of
the same class were to be discouraged
as much as possible. The fight on the
Atlanta was witnessed by a number
of enlisted men. "Captain Halsey said
a fight in the presence of enlisted men
tended to lower the dignity of the
office of midshipmen. In the future
he desired all such affairs to be held
Middies Never Punished.
The witness stated that he had been
awarded five .demerits, but the offen3e
was ."joining in a disturbance and not
participating in the fight. He hsV
never heard of a midshipman being
punished for a fight.
Humphrey told of a conversation
which he recently had with Captain
Colvocoresses, commanding the midship
men. In that conversation Humphrey,
as class president, discussed fighting,
but he said Captain Colvocoresses only
shrugged his shoulders.
On the abstract subject of code wit
ness seemed to be. the best-informed
middy so far before the court. He
"There are two kinds' of fights,
class fights and personal fights. The
BEAR ADMIRAL RAMSEY,
At Head of Naval Court Trying Mid
URGES AGE LIMIT
BAH FOR ALIENS
Sargent Would Shut Out
More of the Unfit.
ASHINGTON, Nov. 25.
Jfcadical changes in the im
migration laws of the United
States will be made during the
next year if the suggestions of
Immigration Commissioner Sargent are
put into effect. Mr. Sargent is anxious
to have ports closed to certain classes
of foreigners who are allowed to land
here under present laws.
His idea of needed restrictions is that
the age limit should be placed on im
migrants, and, persons who are either
too young or too old to support them
selves should not be permitted to dis
embark. This applies, however, only to
those who have no prospect of being
properly cared for after their arrival
here and not to those who can furnish
a guarantee that they are on their way
to near relatives who will look after
In the past year no less than 11,000
immigrants were deported because of
their unfitness to land here under the
law. Mr. Sargent believes that by
an arrangement with foreign govern
ments this useless traffic could be
stopped. Before an immigrant .is per
mitted to take passage on an ocean
going liner bound for America he or
she should undergo an examination at
the point of embarkation and if found
unqualified to land here could be re
strained from taking the long journey.
ARMORED AUTOS FOR WAR
Rapid Transport of Heavy Artillery Is
Journal Special Service.
"Vienna, Nov. 25.Two armored mo
tor cars, which have been manufactured
at the Wiener-Neustadt works for the
rapid transport of heavy artillery in
time of war, are said to have given
excellent results during their trials.
The cars, which are provided each
with a forty-horsepower motor, carry
a fieldgun, with a full supply of shells,
and have seating capacity for a con
ductor and a gunner, both of whom are
accommodated with an armor-plated
TWENTY HURT IN WRECK.
Kansas City, Nov. 25.Twenty per
sons were injured in a collision between
a westbound Kansas City, passenger
train and a switch engine hauling a
load of empty ears at Leeds, Mo., at 6
o'clock tonight. None of the passen
gers was seriously hurt.. Continued on 2d Page, oth Column. ger was seriously hurt S
Kansas Senator Is Convicted
on Second Trial in
St. Louis. N
Guilty of Using His Influ
ence to Aid Get-Rich-
Special to The Journal.
T. LOUIS, Nov. 25.United States
Senator Burton of Kansas' was
found guilty tonight on all six
counts of the .'indictment on which he
Senator Burton's counseL stated that
application for a new trial would be
made-immediately and, if refused, an
appeal would be taken.
Senator Burton appeared much over
come by the verdict. He refused to
make any statement tonight.
Senator Burton was indicted on six
counts for using his influence as a
United States senator before the post
office department to prevent a fraud
order being issued against the Rialto
Grain company, a get-rich-quick''
Senator Burton, on his first convic
tion) last year, was sentenced to six
months' imprisonment and to pay a
fine of $2,500. The punishment to be
given him this time lies in the discre
tion of Judge Van Devanter, before
whom he was tried.
LOUIS HILL IN PERIL
IN AUTO ACCIDENT
By* Publishers' Press.
UTTE, Mont., Nov. 25.-Louis W.
Hill, vice president of the Great
Northern railroad, had a narrow
escape from ser|ous injury while
speeding his automobile near Lewiston,
Mont., this morning. There were four
in the party, touring over the site of
a proposed branch of the Great North
ern. The automobile left the moun
tain road, shot into a snow bank and
turned upside down. No one was in
New York Herald Special Service*-.-,:,.: -^Vv"
EW YORK, Nov. 25.The |a^
mous orty-iiners of Calif ornjttj\
friends and partners, passed
unscathed thru many perils and finally
died naturally, leaving great riches to
children who have met violent deaths.
Charles Croeker died peacefully in
Monterey, Cal., in 1888, aged .66.
His granddaughter, Mrs. Mary Har
rison, was killed by an automobile ac-'
cident on Long Island today.
John W. Mackey died from disease
in London, 1902, aged 71.
His son, John W. Mackay, Jr., was
killed by being thrown from a horse
James G. Fair, after an adventurous
life, died in San Francisco, 1894.
His .son, Charles L. Fair, was killed
by an automobile accident in France
Fordham, 17 Rutgers,. 6
GETTING TO BE A PRETTY STRENUOUS GAME FOR UNCLE SAM.
Minnesota, 72 Northwestern, 6.
Michigan, 75 Oberiln, 0.
Nebraska, 43 Deane, 6.
PlUsbury, 6 Hamllne, 5.
Morningside, 0 Iowa Normal, 0.
Yale, 6 Harvard, 0.
Annapolis, 12 Virginia, 6.
West Point, 17 Syracuse, 0.
Pennsylvania, 23 Columbus, 0.
Dartmouth, 24 Brown, 6.
Lafayette, 50 Lehigh, 0.
Swarthmore, 50 Wesleyan, 6.
DE. H. L. WILLIAMS, $.
:J Who Brands the Jordan Story as a Tis- &
i sue of Misstatements and Per- W
i. verted Truths.
HERE NEXT YEAR
Kellington and Bainbridge
Successful in Securing
INNEAPOLIS has- been se
lected by the American
Federation of Labor as the
place for holding the annual conven
tion in 1906. The selection was made
only after the hardest kind of a fight
in which the cause of Minneapolis
was championed by A. G. Bainbridge
and A. E. Kellington. They left for
Pittsburg last Saturday night with
strict instructions to bring the con
vention to Minneapolis or never show
their faces here again, and they set
out with a determination to win. They
bore formal invitations to the federa
tion from Governor J. A. Johnson,
Mayor David P. Jones, the Commer
cial club and all the labor organizations
collectively and individually.
''This convention will prove, a good
.advertisement for Minneapolis," said
"Wallace G. Nye, secretary af the pub
lic affairs committee of the Commer
cial dull when informed bv
Journal that Minneapolis had won
the honor. 'W tried at San Fran
cisco avyear ago to get the convention
for this year, but the delegates wanted
to go east and Pittsburg won. The
accredited delegates number between
600 and 700, and the reduced rates
usually bring as many more, so that
CLARK'S SON UNDER KNIFE.
New York, Nov. 25.William A.
Clark, Jr., son of Senator Wm. A.
Clark of Montana, as confined to his
apartment in the Imperial hotel, re
covering from an operation on the ear
for mastoiditis, performed Friday. Al
thp the operation is a serious one, the
patient stood the shock well and it
was said tonight that unless unfore
seen complications arise he will soon
be out of danger.
MORNING, NOVEMBER 26, ^905. g&-f*A|GES. PRICE 5 CENTS.
IS IT A CRIME TO
ASSIST A STUDENT?
ON U, OF M, SPORT
Collier's Writer Gives Re
sults of Investigations in
He Discovers Baneful Con
spiracy to Assist Students
JORDAN'S CHARGES CONDENSED
That the t*'. of M. has practically
abandoned all athletics except football
because they did not pay.
That Minneapolis commercialism has
inspired university authorities with its
spirit of "victory at any cost."
That lucrative positions have "been
found for players whose services could
not otherwise be retained.
That in some cases the use of money
and influence has been so thinly dis
guished as to be practically direct pay
ment for playing on the team.
That speculative residents bet on the
That certain players, notably in the
Beloit game of 1903, took advantage of
their inside knowledge to "make a
That spies are employed.
That the conference distinction be
tween "athletic" and "academic" col
leges is a mere fiction to prolong the
athletic careers of good players.
be fully 1,500 people in at-
tendance on the convention, not in
cluding the people who take advantage
of the low rates to visit Minneapolis.
The convention will be in .session at
least two weeks and in that time will
discuss many important matters of in
terest to the entire labor world.
"We hope that the convention hall
now in process of construction in the
interior court of the court house and
city hall will be ready by the time the
federation assembles, and in that event
the organization will hold its sessions
there. The Commercial club will en
tertain the visitors, but no, arrange
ments will be made until next year
WHAT DR. WILLIAMS S^YS.
"The facts in the case cited by
this man are so perverted and
twisted that I do not wish to make
any hurried reply to the charges,"
said Dr. H. L. Williams, director of
athletics at the University of'- Minne
sota, last night.
"I shall take the article and go
over It carefully, and if I think It
expedient will give a full answer
some time next week. The story
teems with misstatements and a dis
regard of the truth. An answer is
not a matter to be taken' up hur
FTER breathless anticipation
the blow has fallen but
nesota will try to "bear1
Advance sheets of the Dec. 2 issue
received by The Jonina 1 from
Collier's Weekly contain the long ex-J
pected revieiv of Minnesota's oifenses
against fairness and morality in the
great game of football. Since Edward
S. Jordan, employed by Collier's as
the Anthony Comstoek of the gridiron
game, visited Minneapolis some weeks
ago to secure material, business men,
alumni and undergraduates have been
wondering what damning evidence of
turpitude he could discover in connec
tion with the Minnesota athletics.
Aside from the general charge that
athletic young men desirous of work
ing their way thru college have been
helped to secure employment, Mr. Jor
dan does not appear to have found
much here. He does, however, deeply
deprecate the commercial spirit of Min
nesota athletics, and his professed dis
covery that they are under the sinis
ter domination of Minneapolis business
interests. In this connection Colonel
Frank M. Joyce and Isaac Kaufmann.
who are devoted followers of the game,
are brought into the limelight as be
ing most active.
A Cooperative Alliance.
Mr. Jordan begins his article with
the statement that the University of
Minnesota has entered into a sort of
co-operative football alliance with the
commercial inerests of Minneapolis.
"This institution," he says, "has
practically abandoned all other athletic
Continued on 8th Page, 1st Column.
18 ON FOOTBALL
DEATH ROLL IN
SEASON OF 1905
Ten High School Players
Dead as Result of Hurts
College Players Killed Num
ber FourOne Girl on
One Hundred and Twenty
six Injured in Football
Most of the Deaths Were
Caused by Concussion of
Summary of Results Shows
Young Boys Most Liable
Total deaths 18
High school players 10
College players 4
Girl players 1
Other players 3
17 years old or under 1Q
Causes of death:
Body blows 3
Injuries to spine. 3
Concussion of brain. 6
Blood poisoning 2
Other causes 4
Total injured 126
College players 73
High school players 33
Grade schools .7
Athletic clubs 7
All others 6
Special to The Journal. i
HICAGO, Nov. 25.The football
season, which practically ended
today, only a few games thruout
the country^being reserved for Thanks
giving week, has produced about th
average number of casualties.
The list given here includes details
of 18 deaths and 126 injuries, but of
course is in no respect complete. It is
taken from records kept by the Chicago
Tribune and supplemented by reports
of casualties published in various sec
tions of the country.
The "injured" list merely reflects
the aggregate of miscellaneous acci
dents. A full list of players who were
injured at some time during the season
would sum close to a thousand and
then would include only the injuries
of a really serious character. In hun
dreds of cases those injured have been
patched up so as to be able to play
on with their teams, but with internal
effects that, judging from the statistics
of the past, will impair seriously their
subsequent physical condition.
How the Deaths Occurred.
The dead and how they were killed:
Bryant, James.At Florence, Colo.,
Oct. 19. He was 16 years' old. As a
member of the Canon City team he was
struck in the stomach and died almost
Hecker, Miss Bernadette.At Cum
berland, Md., Oct. 30. She was 18
years old. As a member of a girls'
football team she received injuries in
a scrimmage, which brought on fatal
Rondero, John C.At Jewett City,
Conn., Oct. 22. He was 26 years old.
As member of the Willimantic team
he received injuries in a scrimmage
which resulted in cerebral hemorrhage,
which proved fatal within an hour.
Foote, Arthur W.At Salem, Mass.,
Nov. 24. He was 13 years old. As a
member of the Phillips grammar school
at Salem, Mass., he received fatal in
juries in a scrimmage while playing in
practice a week before he died.
Ficken, G. C.At New Orleans, Nov.
20. As a member of the junior team of
the Southern Atlantic club he was
kicked in the head in a game with a
rival team, and died without recover
Kelley, William J.At Buffalo, N.
Y., Nov. 1. He was 15 years old. As a
member of the Masten Park high school
he received fatal injuries while playing
in a practice game. Inflammation of
injuries received in tackle brought on
Kerr, Scott At Newcastle, Psu,
Oct. 24. He was 24 years old. He re
ceived fatal injuries while playing on
the Primrose Athletic club team.
Knight, Horatio T.At Exeter N.
H., Nov. 9. He was 18 years old. As
a member of the Phillips Exeter acad
emy freshman team he received in
juries in a game played Nov. 5, which
brought on meningitis and resulted in
Latimore, JosephAt Mukwonago,
Wis., Sept. 13. He was rubber-down
for the Northwestern university team
at the training camp at Mukwonago.
He had been left at quarters while the
team went for a row. The manner of
his drowning is not known. The body
was found the next day. ,.-7
Montgomery, HowardAt Farmville,
Va., Oct. 10. He was 17 years old. As
a member of the Hampden-Sidney col
lege,. Farmville, team, he received in
juries to the spine in practice, Oct. 13.
Continued on 2d Page, 4th Column.