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TODAY'S SPORTING NEWS/WELL BE FOUND ON PAGE 8,
William Jennings Bryan
^'Around the World" Oorre-
}-fi, sponflent for The Sunday
^'fe*a Journal.
pPRICE TWO CENTS.
SPEAKER CANNON'S
HOUSE GRIP FIRM
f:
Great Victory in the Vote on the
Statehood Rule in the
&"'&- House.
Bede of Minnesota the Bright
Star Among the Insurgent
Speakers*
Journal Special Service.
Washington, Jan. 25."Uncle Joe
Cannon is much in the saddle today.
He has achieved a victory such as
has to come to few speakers of the
house. Under his skillful management,
but much more by his own persuasive
influence, party management has been
maintained and the republican insur
gents have been, routed, horse, foot
and dragoon.
The rule forbidding amendments to
the statehood bill against which they
made their stand went thru. It was
adopted by a vote of 192 to 165, all
democrats voting against it, together
with forty-three insurgents. That was
all they could muster+. a beggarly forty
three. The fifty-seven who had pricked
the balls of their thumbs and signed the
roll of revolution with their heart'sor
thumb'sblood, sloughed off by four
teen. The fifteen others who would not
sign, but would vote right, never did
appear.
Sad, Sad Affair.
I was a sad, sad affair. The militant
majority of the house stood up boldly,
even brashly, and consented to bo
gauged. They acted as if they liked the
ideh. The machine rolled over the in
surgents without a jar. It never
slipped a cog. And when it was all
over Uncle Joe Cannon beamed on the
house with the bland and satisfied smile
of the tiger, who swallowed the young
lady of Niger and said: Boys, you
know this is a government by party
and the will of the majority must and
shall prevail."
43Count 'Em43.
And there they are, the forty-three
insurgents who didn't insurge to any
appreciable extent, forty-threecount
'en*forty-three, who are outside the
breastworks with no result for all their
hot, air except the shuddering knowl
edge that when pork is to be distributed
they will not get enough, of the rinds,
even, to grease their renominating ma
chinery.
"Is this afree country!" they ask.
"Are we to bal shackled forever by the
machinef^rr^rr. ^r
"You are," say 192 republican mem
bers, "and we're the boys who have
shackled you."
Whip Was Applied.
The president and Uncle Joe picked
them off. pulled them off, clubbed them.
They had enough when the movement
first began, but the pressure was put
on, the vise^was twisted, the whip was
applied and where Tuesday an insur
gent was a factor, today he is a dub.
And he knows it. Once more history
has repeated itself once more the or
ganization has taken the meal and left
the kickers holding the sack.
The insurgent leaders claim that they
were beaten because their followers
were taken into camp by the opposition
and for the reason that the organiza
tion-did not have as many absentees as
they figured on.
Representative Babcock of Wiscon
sin, former chairman"oflhe"rep'ublican I
congressional committee, who led the
republican rebellion, has been so com
pletely discredited that it is the gen
eral belief he will not be returned by
his district to the next congress, and
thereby Senator La Follette smiles,
because next to Senator Spooner the
man he gunned for most persistently
was Babcock, and now Babcock has ap
parently committed political suicide.
Overwhelming Vote.
Speaker Cannon triumphed by an over
whelming vote. The insurgents dropped
off one by one when they faced the
deadly roll call and realized that they
would be obliged to go back to their
constituents and explain how it hap
pened that they voted against a meas
ure regularly indorsed by the republican
caucus, recommended in his message by
the president and pushed by the speak
er of the house.
The insurrection went to pieces more
completely than that which organized
against^ the Philippine tariff bill.
.Nothing at this session has aroused
such .an extraordinary interest in the
proceedings of the house as the knowl
edge that the preliminary skirmish over
the statehood bill was to be fought to
a finish yesterday afternoon. Mrs.
.Roosevelt and Miss Boosevelt sat in
the f.residential box in the executive
jraJlerv snd were interested spectators,
listening to the debate with the utmost
eagerness.
President Interested.
This arose from the fact not alone
that a revolt was under way which
threatened the organization "of the
house, but more particularly because
the personality of President Roosevelt
was distinctly injected into the issue.
Almost every speaker on both sides of
the question referred to the fact that
the'president had recommended joint
statehood for the two southwest terri
tories.
The debate over the statehood bill
was brilliant: No one on either side
spoke for more than a few minutes, and
some extremely telling short speeches
were made.
Bede's Notable Speech.
The most notable was made by J.
Adam Bede of Duluth, who sustained
his reputation as a wit, altho it is to be
feared his public repudiation of the
speaker and his bolting of the party
declaration indorsed by the formal cau
cus, will in the end destroy any
chances he might have had for political
distinction in Washington. Uncle Joe
is a man with a long memory, and dur
ing the. time he remains in the speaker's
chair he is not likely to hand out any
good things to the people who fought
him. Sooner or later the republicans
of Duluth are likely to find that their
representative on the floor is not able
to secure recognition for local measures
i wrich some other man might easily
have passed. When the Duluth repub
licans discover this fact, Mr Bede's
hold on tbe district may be shaken
rather rudely.
(Continued on_ Fifth
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ROOSEVELT VICTORY IN THE BLOW'
TO THE STATEHOOD INSURGENTS
*j J. ADAM BEDE,
& Minnesota Congressman Who Hade a jjj
5 Hit in the House. ij
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ANARCHISTS TAKEN
IN PENNSYLVANIA
Two Men Caught and the Arrest
of Others of the Band Is
Expected.
Monongahela, Pa., Jan. 25.Con-
stantina Levi and Petro Foracika, al
leged secretaries of the anarchistic or
ganization whose headquarters at
Baird, Pa., were raided early Tuesday
morning and the president and a mem
ber of the band captured, together with
much literature threatening the assas
sination of prominent men, were ar
rested today in a miner's shanty near
West Elizabeth, Pa. Many additional
incriminating letters, a shotgun, two
rifles and a number of revolvers were
also found. The men were lodged in
.jail here today. Officers* are search
ing the surrounding country for mem
bers of the band and say others will
be arrested soon.
ENGLAND TO TEST
CANADIAN PACIFIC
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Britai*nofeo
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Gr e.
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I MOR E AT STAKE
THAN STATEHOOD
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Alliance with Japan "Causes Brit
ain to Prepare for
Emergencies.
..oUku
Speoial to The Journal
Winnipeg, Man., Jan. 25.The Cana
dian Pacific Short line is to be sub
jected to a big transportation test by
the government. In consequence of the
new alliance with Japan, in which both
nations pledge themselves to support
each other in case of an attack, even
tho it be single-handed, the British gov
ernment has decided to discover in just
how little tim it could send a consid-
body men from the shores of
a
lle
Queen Charlotte island
the north of Vancouver,,
Up to the present, the plan has been
closely guarded in the admiralty.
The scheme is to call upon the Cana
dian Pacific railway to transport 10,000
marines and sailors with boats and all
equipment from ^England to Vancouver,
and then by coasting vessels to Queen
Charlotte island. This will involve the
chartering of extra vessels and running
twenty trains, each loaded with 500
men and camp equipment, across the
continent. The experiment will take
place in about two months.
As the terminus of the Grand Trunk
Pacific will be on the coast somewhere
inside the Charlotte group of islands,
the assumed strategic value is of great
importance to Great Britain.
GRIME IS UNGHECKED
IN UNSAFE CHICAGO
Journal Special Service.
Chicago, Jan. 25 The continuance
of the murder wave was marked last
night by the murder of another saloon
keeper, the second within forty-eight
hours. The latest victim was William
Bielski. 3301 Halstead street, who was
killed by robbers in his saloon. At
tacked by three men who entered the
place in the guise of customers, he w-is
killed with h-s own weapon, which one
of-the bandits snatched from behind
.the bar. The thieves escaped.
BURIED FOR 10 HOURS
MINER ESCAPES DEATH
Special to The Journal.
Virginia, Minn., Jan. 25.Buried un
der twenty feet of quicksand for nearly
ten hours and rescued alive was the
experience of Victor Peltoniemi, a work
men at the Lincoln mine near here.
Peltoniemi owes his life to a large
boulder weighing several tons, which
fell in such a way as to rest on some
mining timbers and form a small cavity
about his Aest and head, the other
parts of his xod being held by the dirt
as tightly as if gripped in a vise.
GIRL IS AGED HERMIT'S BHIDE.
New Haven, Jan. 25.Miss Cora Maynard,
aged 20, a pretty girl of Lyme, small and frail
for her age, has left her home and was yes
terday married to Marshall Way, aged 72, a
hermit. The match was a surprlsei as Wjiy
had never been known to show any attention
to any woman. When the courting was done
Is a mvstery to the good people of Lyme, for
the young woman had never referred to her
aged suitor.
KING WILL GO A-COU|lTrG.-
San Sebastian, Spain. Jan. 23.King Alfonso
leaves today for Biarritz, where he will visit his
fiancee, Princess Ena of "Battenberg. The queen
mother will arrive here Saturday and will receive
a visit from Prince Henry of Battenberg Sun
day and on Monday will return the visit of the
princess at Biarritz, where a dinner will be
Col.) 1 given in her honor.
House Revolt Rebuked as Part of
General Attack
Roosevelt.
^*'j3awv^ra^^^
on
Even Foes of the Bill Voted for
It Rather Than Strike
at President.
By W. W. Jermane.
Washington, Jan. 25.The statehood
insurgents were defeated yesterday be
cause of the belief of the country that
their movement was simply part of
the general onslaught which has been
under way for several weeks against
the president. I have talked with' a
dozen republican members Of the house
who have, said emphatically that they
believed the bill was a bad bill and
ought not to become a law, but they
voted for it because they did not want
to appear to be encouraging the attack
which the railroad interests are mak
ing indirectly against Boosevelt.
What the fate of the bill will be in
the senate is quite another matter, its
defeat there will not discredit the pres
ident, for the senate is never respon
sive to strict party discipline.
Fate in the Senate.
Bills in the senate are usually beaten
by failure to reach rollcall, which per
mits senators to exercise their influence
in opposition to them without coming
out from under cover. In the house,,
however, the political organization is
always supreme, no matter wnetner
democrats or republicans are, control,
and defeat of party policy is demoral
izing. It would have been peculiarly
so at this time on account of the covert
attacks which have been made' onjje
president for the purpose of destroying
the confidence of the people in him.
These attacks have utterly failed,
and it is the opinion ofe experts here
that the president has emerged from
the contest more firmly entrenched^
public confidence than ever, if such a
thing is possible.
This is the opinion of as good an OD
server as Senator Clapp, who said to
day.
Senator Clapp's View.
"The president has lost nothing in
public confidence as a result of the re
cent attacks. They have ceased now,
and I firmly believe that he is stronger
than ever ,with the people and that any
recurrence there may be of the attacks
will be even less successful than this
one has been.' I do not speak merely
from the Washin^ofi point of view for
it is more difficult to get political perA
spectives here than afiyWhere else in:
the country, but as a result of my ac
quaintance air over the middle west. I
have received scores of letters from a
dozen states since the attack on the
president began, and in every instance
it was the opinion of the writer that
the scheme to discredit the president
had failed. Washington is now begin
ning to realize that this is the 'case."
With the passage of the "statehood
bill, the" opportunity for the railroad in
terests to m'ake capital against the
president in the house of representa
tives for the present session has proba
bly passed away. The only big bill
now remaining in that body is the Tate
bill, which has become a bi-par.tizan
measure and will be passed by practic
ally a unanimous vote, thanks to the
good sense and good management of
Chairman Hepburn of the committee
which has the bill in charge.
ROGKEFEIR IS
FRAilNDBOLD
Brother of John D, Flatly Refuses
to *&&&&** tm
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Cleveland, Jan. 25.-Frank Bocke
feller refused tot appear before Attor
ney General Hajfley and testify today
in the hearing 'in cofcHeetion with the
action of-the state of Missouri against
the Standard Oil company. A deputy
sheriff served*M) subpena upon Mr.
Bockefeller lastteveriing. This morn
ing the deputy? reported that Mr.
Kockefeller had said: S
I won't appear, I can't appear, and
there is no use talking-about it. They
may send me to jail it they -vjant to."
No service was obtained on John
Teagle, W. E. Judd, W. P. Lowe or W.
P. McKee. Lowe is pf the Navarre
Oil company and Judd and McKee of
the Bepubic Oil company, which, ac
cording to evidence brought 'out at the
recent hearing in New "xork, is a sub
sidiary of the Standard Oil company.
The taking of the depositions of
Cleveland independent'oil men in the
case of the state of-Missouri against
the Standard Oil company was begun
before Notary Frankv W. Schwentner
here today. Lewis H.- Turrell of De
troit, Mich., a. former accountant of
the Standard Oil company in St. Jo
seph, Mo., and. othet .cities, was the
first witness.
Mr. Turrell testified'to facts concern
ing the formation of the Bepublic Oil
company of .Cleveland*' which Attorney
General Hadley.of Missouri holds to be
a Standard Oil.concern. Turrell stated
that in 1901, while in St. Joseph, he
was called to the Standard Oil compa
ny's offices in New York and was asked
to become a director and stockholder
in a new oil company.^hich afterwards
proved to be the Bepublic Oil company.
He stated that he was induced to sign
articles of incorporation as F,. A. Tur
rell instead of Louis H. Turrell, and
was asked to say nothing about being
a Standard Oil employee.
"HALF RAILROAD.
STOCK IS IATER"
Tillman Beads an Expert's Opin
ion on True Value, of
Securities
Washington, Jan. 25.Immediately
after the senate met today Mr. Till
man, presented: and had read a letter
from-Professor-William Marks of
Philadelphia regarding the overcapital
ization of railroad corporations in which
the jwriter^expresag} the (opinion tljat,
"ri'Ot more. tha*tSPl^a& *&' raibroBd
securities represent /#$al properties nor
,acttia! irivesM m&nwRia icajsW^He placed
the actual ost
the equipment and
construction tff all the road?, in the.
United 'States' ftt $5,6QQ,Q00,O00 wliile
the aggregate capitalization exceeds
this ^suni^^out $7,000,000,000., -He
analyzed th of the
coirtmissioner!ofreport
Massachusetts trailroad, show
how" in that state, the total eapitaliza?
tioh is about $52,000 a
mile,.equippinge
sard the cost
while
:of building and
railroads in that state could not ex
ceed $25,200,a mle.
BELIEVE THEY HAVE MTJBDEKEB.
Annlsfon, Ala'., Jan. 26.A man giving bis
came as Samuel Harts, believed b.v ths local
police to be Frank Constantlne. Jr., wanted for
the'murder of Mrs. A. W. Gentry in Chicago,
was arrested last night. Harts says he never,
was in Chicago.
Madrid, Jan. 25.A Spanish aeronaut named
Duro has crossed the Pyrenees In a balloon. He
ascended at Pan and descended at Guadic in
Granada, covering about 560 miles in fourteen
hours.
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THE CHARGE OF THE LIGHT BRIGADE
Cannon to right of them,
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Life Raft with Twenty, Nearly
Dead, Is Picked Up
at Sea.
f
to them
Tales of Long Hours of Horror i|
Told by Those Saved
from Seas.
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Seattle, Wash, Jan. 25.At the offi
ces of the Pacific Coast company, oper
ating the wrecked steamer Valencia, it
was stated that information had been
received that a life raft and a.life boot
yet unaccounted for had gotten away
safely from the Valencia. On the raft
wer eight women, it is stated, while
no one knows how many were in the
lifeboat.
Victoria, B. Jan. 25.Tho there
is faint hope that incoming vessels to
day may bring a few survivors of the
steamer Valencia, which went ashore
late Monday night and which broke
up on the rocks yesterday, there are
only thirty-five survivors of the 154
persons who were on board the Valen
cia when she struck near Klanawa
rocks, five miles from Cape Beale.
The known saved are twenty persons
who were picked up from a life raft
by the steamer Topeka at 1 o'clock
yesterday, and the fifteen survivors who
put off from the wreck in two boats
and succeeded in reaching Vancouver
island.
The fifteen survivors landed on Van
couver island are:
F. F. Bunker.
Carl Samuel.
Michael Hone.
R. Brown.
Thomas Shields.
F. Campbell.
J. tt. Richley.
J. Fasoda.
T. J. McCarthy..
B. N. Liedhos.
Albert Wells.
John Marks.
W. Goslin.*
T. Lampson.
Continued on 2d Page, 3d Column.
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ONLY:3SlQFl540N WRECK
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FAINT HOPES FOR?
"MORE SURVIVORS
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y,
C. Brown.
Twenty More Rescued.
Seattle, Wash., Jan. 25.A
special"!
from Port Angeles at 3:30 a.m. says
the rescue ship City of Topeka picked
up a life raft at 1 o'clock yesterday
afternoon, six miles off Cape Beale with
twenty survivors of the Valencia on
board. The men were in -a pitiable
condition and almost degd^from
exposs
ure.''.'.- The rescued':are:
G. D. Harden, passenger
jfe O'Brien, .waiter. ',:r-,
M..Tarpey, quartermaster.
W. Raymond, mess man. -4
W. D. Johnson, coal passer.
J. Cegales, fireman.
C. Fleeme, baker.
Frank Lehn, first freight clerk.
Joseph McCaffery, passenger.
J.. W.elch, waiter.
A. Hawkins, passenger.
P% Peterson, second officer.
j/P. Oddent, waiter.
John Johnson, third cook.
C. L. Allison, passenger from St. Paul.
John Cigodas, fireman.
W. Doherty, fireman.
Thomas Garrick, first assistant engi-6
neer.
G. Willis', passenger.
P. Primer, fireman.
The condition of the survivors was
pitiable. They were half frozen and
**$'**
J, BETTER,
The Minneapolis Lumberman Who. Was.
a Passenger on the Valencia.
:tts^{^*
Washington, Jan. 25.The foreign
commerce 0$ the Uni|ed States_.. ap
proached surprisingly 'near to: the
$3,000,000,000 point in the calendar
year 1905, according to a report issued
by the bureau of statistics of the de
partment of commerce and labor.
"The total imports and exports of
merchandise," the report says, "is
$2,806,000,000, against $2,307,000,000 in
1900, an average increase of $100,000,-
000 a year in the five-year period. If to
the $2,806,000,000 of foreign commerce
in 1905 were added the figures of trade
.with 'Hawaii and Porto Kico, formerly
foreign territory, and including our
statements of foreign trade prior to
1901, the total would approximate
$2,900,000,000, or about $600,00000
more than five years ago and $1,200,-
000,000 more than ten years ago.
"Another notable characteristic of
the year's foreign trade is the fact that
the exports in the month of December
were practically $200,000,000, the larg
est month's exportation in any year
prior to December, 1905, being that of
December, 1904, when the total was
$174,819,566.
"The import record for 1905 is also
in excess of that of any preceding
year, being for the twelve months end
ing with December, $1,179,358,846,
against $1,035,909,190 1904. The
growth of imports, while hot rapid, has
been steady and continues to be so,
keeping pace, approximately with the
growth pf population.
"The commerce with the non-contig
uous territory of the .United States
also makes a new high record for 1905
and will amount to about $130,000,000
in value, against a little less than $100,-
000,000 last year."
GEORGE ADE IS TO BE
BOOMED FOR CONGRESS
Journal Special Service.
Indianapolis, Jan. 25.George Ade is
to be boomed for congress by his ad
mirers in the Tenth district. Ade's
home is in Kentland, altho he does not
spend much time there, except to come
down from Chicago occasionally to stock
up his farms.,
Frederick Gemmer, secretary for Gov
ernor Hanley and a leading republican
of the Tenth district, announced today
that Ade would be matched against
Congressman Crumpacker for the com
-gressional nomination.
"It does not matter much what his
politics is" said fremmer, "for eveiy
ppdy rwould vote for him in the dis
trict."
Should Ade be a candidate, Governor
Hanley will be for him. Governor
Hanley is one of Ade's staunchest ad
mirers.' ISLE OF PINES TO
BE CEDED TO GUBA
Journal 8peolal Service.
Washington, Jan. 25.The isle of
Pines, in which American capitalists
have made heavv investments, will be
ceded to Cuba "if a treaty reported*
favorably by the senate foreign rela
tions committee becomes effective. The
tieaty, which failed of ratification at
the last session, lias been under consid
eration for some time. The committee
has been in a deadlock' over proposed
amendments for the. better protection of
American interests. The treaty as re
ported today is without amendment
AMR.-RESCIMD
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FOURTEEN DIE IN
IINE EXPLOSION
Miners' Lives Are Lost in Indian
Territory Disaster, Due to
Fire Damp.
Poteau, I. T., Jan.
lives were lost in the explosion yester
day in slope No. 4 of the Witteville
mine. The explosion was caused by
firedamp. Three of the fourteen bodies
have been recovered, but it is impossi
ble to enter the mine because of the
gas, to attempt a recovery of the other
bodies. THREE BILLIONS
IN FOREIGN TRADE
Marked Increase in American
Commerce Across the Seas
Is Eeported*
IIIEAPOLIS MAN
O N THE YALENCIA
J. Bruer's Family Still Hoping
that He Was Among the
Saved.-' ,.*,'/&#
He Was Traveling Alone
Was Strong and Cool
Headed.
or Tnnr+pivn fact that Bruers base their hopes.
!0 fourteen
Bne
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born1
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and
J. Bruer of 2621 Garfield avenne
S was aboard the ill-fated steamer Va
lencia, which went ashore off Vanoou-Fw
ver island Monday night. This infor-Xy
mation was telegraphed to his famity'*'^*
in Minneapolis by Albert Meyers, a
friend, in San Francisco, with wiom'^
Mr. Bruer spent the evening before the*
Valencia sailed. This was the first in
timation the family had of Mr. Bruer
danger, as his name does not appearr
on the published passenger list. 4
Mr. Bruer's family, while extremely^?
anxious about his safety, feel confident!
that he will pull thru if anyone does.fq
They said today that he was an.experjkf
enced traveler, vigorous, cool-headedrf.^
and with no one but himself to look-,
after. This last fact is much in his
favor, as, if the usual custom was .fol
lowed, the first boats to leave the
wrecked steamer, which were lost,
would be filled with women and chil
dren and their escorts, while the men
passengers would be left till the second
trip. According to the last report from'
the wreck, those" left behind by the
boats were still alive.. I is upon this
Minapol iPacifi
Beef Trust People Trying to Back
Down in the Garfield
Blatter/
Chicago, Jan. 25.The efforts of the
lawyers in the packers' case to reach
an agreement upon the facts in the
ease were fruitless up to noon today,
but the conference was still in progress.
The packers base their claim for im
munity from prosecution on the fact
that they were compelled by Commis
sioner Garfield to testify against them
selves. They have claimed thru their
attorneys that they, were promised im
munity by the commissioner. The at
torneys for the packers offered today to
agree that no promise of immunity had
ever been made to them by Commission
er Garfield, and that such a promise^ if
made, would not have had any, bearing
on the case. This offer was declined
by the government lawyers.
District Attorney Morrison declared
to the attorneys for the packers that he
was willing to agree that the evidence
secured by Commission'er Garfield was
used by him during the investigation by
the federal grand jury which resulted
in the indictment of the packers.
I used the report of Commissioner
.Garfield," he declared, "merely to ver
ify the statements of witnesses. I could
see no harm in that, when the very- re-
port that I used was a-statement of
the beef industry, made by the pack
ers themselves, and used by them as ad
vertising matter."
The packers thru their lawyers Vere1
willing to agree to a statement of fact
that none or the defendants was served
with""* a formal subpena or exer pro
duced testimony, under oath, before the
commissioner. They declare that the
commissioner said that he purposely
withheld the oath in order-to adminis
ter it if he so desired, after he had pro
cured the evidence. The government
refused to admit the last allegation.
GEN. WHEELER'S LIFE
HANGS BY A THREAD
frew York. Jan. 25.Dr. McCorkl
called Dr. John A. Lbngmore into con
sultation in General Wheeler ?s case last
night, and the two physicians remained
with the patient all night. When Dr.
Longmore left the sick man's chamber
this morning he said General Wheeler's
life was then hanging by a thread. The
general was only half conscious at that
time, and it was believed that death
might,ensue at any moment. Oxygen
was a'dministered to the patient this
morning for the first time.
Dr. McCorkle said shortly before 10
o'clock:
"General Wheeler has one chance in
twenty of recovery. His condition is
very low and his strength is being kept
up on stimulants, but nevertheless he
has a fighting chance."
General Wheeler was very low and
sinking rapidly shortly before 2 p.m.
today. '*-7ft.*'
"SEE AMEMCA FIB8T.'"*
Salt lake City, Utah, Jan. 25.The confet
enee arranged by tbe Salt Lake Commercial
club, and intended to devise plans' (or at
tracting .tourists to the scenic portions of the
United States in preference to Europe, opened
here today. It has been designated the "See
America First Conference,"
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a pleasurje tript alonnge the
coast,rfo 2
expecting to remain aways from home
until the rigors of winter were past.
He has many friends on the coast, as
he lived in Los Angeles with his family
for two years before coming to Min
neapolis.
Mr.near
Bruer is 50 old was
Hamburg,years .Germany. anHe came
to this country with' Ids parents while
he was still a bo&^feBefore coming to
Minneapolis he waj|p&age/d''in the lum
ber business at J0moQttr JJowa. For
the past five yearsteag& -been a mem
ber of the firm of BnigrBrothers, which
has a prosperous lumDeryard and mill
at 2840 Lyndale avenue-e. His family"
consists of a wife and three sons, Harry,''
Franz and Leo. .Thatwo' elder boys are
associated with him in business.
PACKER S TO mm::
IIMMPITIMI I
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