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Chandler Out with Letter
Bailey Scores Corre
Roosevelt Innocent of Bad Faith,
but Might Have Avoided
Washington, May 17.When the sen
ate' met today, it entered upon consid
eration of the rate bill as reported by
the committee of the whole. Begin
ning .with the first amendment. Senator
Beveridge moved to strike out the
words, "Excepting gas lines, natural
and artificial, from the operation of the
provision making pipelines common
The suggestion was sharply antag
onized by Senator Foraker, who
charged that the change is desired to
"meet the whims of somebody who
.wants to influence legislation." He
again told of the efforts of the people
of Cincinnati to secure gas for them
selves from the West Virginia fields,
6aying that $5,000,000 had been expend-
d, and they did not want-to betforced
to carry gas for everybody but them-,
Aimed at Oil Trust.
Senator Lodge, author of the amend
ment, admitted that he cared very little
about the gas feature of the provision.
"My object," he said, "i 'to bring
the pipe lines of the Standard Oil com
pany under the jurisdiction of the inH.
terstate commerce commission. I don't
see why that corporation is exempted
from the operations of the law, there is
no reason why it should escape. As
matters now stand it holds the entire
oil industry by the throat, and I think
it should be supervised and regulated.
If nothing is wrong the company wUl
not suffer."
Senator Beveridge contended that the
provision should apply to gas as well'as
to oil. Senators Scott, Gallinger and
Nelson opposed the change.
After further debate Mr. Beveridge
withdrew his amendment to permit Sen
ator Taliaferro to present a provision
excluding only natural gas for munici
pal purposes.
Accuses Aldrich.
Mr. Taliaferro declares the senate, had
twice taken a position against Mr. For
aker's 'pet line' and yet he added as
the bill now stands, it'appears to have
been inserted. He attributed this change
to the skillful management of Messrs.
Aldrich, Foraker and Carter.
"There is no excuse whatever for
that remark,'' said Mr. Foraker in re
sponse and he then outlined the course
of legislation by which the amendment
was adopted in defense of his conten
"The change was not due to me," he
said, I do not do anything in a surrep
titious manner.'*
By W W. Jermane.
Washington, May 17.It had been
hoped that the senate and the country
had heard the last of the Tillman-Bai
ley Chandler affair, but it cropped out
again yesterday with its usual bitter
The Chicago Tribune of last Tuesday
printed a special dispatch from the
head of its Washington bureau, indi
cating that one of the reasons why the
president had deserted the democratis,
and one of the reasons why the
democrats themselves had failed to^get
together, was distrust of Senator Bai
ley, who, it was believed in some quar
ters, was secretly opposed to rate leg
islation and in league with Senator Al
drich to defeat it.
Senator Bailey took the floor on a
question of personal privilege and add
ed several names to the list of alleged
liars which has been made since the
controversy began. He said. the corre
spondent was a liar and also the man
who furnished him with the informa
tion, at the same time hinting that the
information had come from the White
House, very possibly from the president
Senator Tillman followed Senator
Bailey and said that the article was as
full of inaccuracies as a 3ieve. He had
never lost confidence in Senator Bailey,
and was sure Bailey was perfectly sin
cere in his advocacy of rate legislation.
Nelson Saves Day Again.
The Npw York Tribune of yesterday
morning had-an article similar in char
acter to that printed in the Chicago
Tribune, of-the day before, and Senator
Bailey proceeded to say the same things
or its correspondent that he had previ
ously said of the correspondent of the
Chicago paper. He added that he had
been informed by reputable members of
the -press gallery that these two corre
spondents were the chief cuckoos of
the gallery.
The incident- yesterday included the
long letter from Mr. Chandler to .Sena
tor ^iESfian^ which follows this article,
and-this diversion took almost an'hour
of fhe^senate's time.
Oh the ^previous day, as soon as the
Continued on 2d Paga, 2d Column.
The correspondent of the New
York Tribune, referring to the
charge of the correspondent of the
Chicago Tribune that Senator
Bailey had been an object of sus
picion in the yes of senators, sin
cere in their efforts to effect rate
legislation, today furnishes the fol
lowing memorandum, mentioned by
the Chicago correspondent in sup
port of his statements:
"To the -President: The game
of the railroad senators is to sup
port Bailey ?s amendment and in
duce him to agree to abroad right
of review. What that is to be is
not certain, but the principal ob
ject is 'to beat him,' (meaning the
president), lyir. Tillman, however,
considered' himself as acting with
the president to pass the review
clause with the iniTvJTniim amount of
court power, and will not enter intd
any such game.
"William E. Chandler."
Railroad Systems Go to Private
SyndicatesTo Divorce the
Church and Business.
Salt Lake, May 17.The Mormon
church is going out of business, accord
ing to a local morning paper.
Its principal holding in Salt Lake,
the Utah Light & Bailway company, is
to be taken over by a $25,000,000 cor
poration composed of English^ anj
American capitalists The new com
pany will also acquire the Ogdenstreet
railway and build an electric line from
Juab county, Utah, to Oneida county,.
Idaho. It will be known as the Inter
Union Consolidated Eailway company
and will be consolidated both in Utah
and Idaho..
The board of directors will include
H. Vreeland, New York city Baron
D. O'Dell Harris, Thomas Jackson,Lon
don William G Eathbone, Manches-^
ter, England Alexander McDenzie, Ot
tawa, Can. Henry- Dupont, Paris
Beresford Hope, London, and a num
ber of Utah men, among them Gover
nor John C. Butler. The enterprise
will be financed thru the Intermountain
Trust company, incorporated in Utah
and Idaho a few days ago.
Another Road Sold.
Simultaneously the announcement is
made that the Salt Lake & Los Angeles
railroad, another church property, has
been sold to a local syndicate for $500,-
000. This road is thirteen miles in
length and runs from the city to the
President Joseph Smith of the Mor
mon church is quoted as saying that
the divorce of religion from business
is made on account of the fact that
the Mormons, whom the church sought
to protect years ago, no longer need
the protection of the church in busi
ness affairs. The church entered busi
ness to assist converts and strangers
belonging to the church, but as they
are now on a firm footing, the church
withdraws from business entirely.
If this policy is completely carried
out, the sale of the traction interests
will* be followed by the sale of stocks
in banks, sugar factories and many
small enterprises. It will be a com
mercial revolution which will profound
ly affect the political and social life
of the state.
Minnesota's Adjutant General 1
Would Make Good Showing in
Sea Girt Oonipetition.
By W. W. Jermnne.
Washington, May 17. Adjutant
General Wood, who has been here sev
eral days on business connected with
the Minnesota national guaid, left for
New York last night to.purchase some
equipment for use in rifle practice. He
intends to end a team from the -Min
nesota guard to the. annual rifle com
petition at Sea Girt which will Show up
better than last year's team, which
stood thirteenth in rank among the
state organizations. From New York
General Wood will go home.
General Wood secured about every
thing that he came after in the way
of equipment for the Minnesota militia.
The quartermaster general has ap?
proved requisitions for between $6,000
and $7,000 worth of service uniforms
of kahki, which- will be distributed
among the var^us organizations in the
state, and will carry the, entire guard
over the time of the annual camp at
Lake City.
lic a1
The battery csf four thre&Sneh modern
gunB which was allotted trf the chief of
drdnance to the state will not be
shipped until after Major erlach' in
spection report is Jmade^iiThte guns will
\be assigned to the battery making the
best showing^ and it wilj bft.up to Bat
tery to hustle for them.'. They are
decidedly better for modern drill pur
poses than the old Parrott guns,, now j
used by Minnesota-artillerymen.
First of the $150,000 Series of Novels Begins Today.
Fireman, from Pilot, Shouts to
Tot and It Obeys
Journal' Special Service.
Lock Haven, Pa., May" 17."Lie
down, lie down," screamed Fireman
Harry Hoover from the pilot of his
fast-flying locomotive here today to a
little tot standing on the rails in front
of the train and the little one fell like
a small log and laid still while the en
tire Beech Creek accommodation swept
over her and came to a stop three train
lengths beyond. It was one of the most
remarkable escapes from death ever
known in this valley.
Hoover was off the locomotive be
fore it had passed clear over the child
and he was *on the tracks at the last
car swept by tearing the little child
from between the ties. There the pas
sengers and engineer found him sitting
on the track by he 3-year-old*, almpst
beside himself with joy.
Commissioner Garfield Answers
Critics of His Report on
Oil Trust.
Washington, May 17.In a special
message sent to congress today, Presi
dent Ifcooseyelt transmits the complete
report' of' tSemniissioner of Corpora-
twwi**#8rae Bi GarfieMj-who^ recently
investigated the operations of Jhe oil
tjrast...: Simultaneously he
madGarfiel letter from Commissioner
in which, .many of. the. .denials set upsionary
to the ^statements .in his report are
Instances where railroads flatly de
nied certain charges made by Mr. Gar
field are recited and evidence tending
to prove the utter falsity of these de
nials made,
Bloomington. Ind., May'17.A premature dl
chttrge of" dynamite killed ivrb members of
Indianapolis Southern construction gang arid
4njnred five others, one fatally. The injured
men are known in the camp only by numbers.
Belolt.' Wis., May 1.7.Professor Guy
-Tawney, who has held the chair of mental sci
ence and philosophy at Belolt college for several
years, has resigned and will go to Columbia
university, New York.
Twelve New Novels by Twelve Great Authors Will Appear in The Journal
Hunter Gorbett Supported for
Moderator Against Minnea
polis Minister.
Spirited Campaign Waged for
Highest Office of Presby
terian Church.
5*:j:^x^ A.i,Cxx,JKyAf^^J!i3^:
Minneapolis Minister Who Is Candidate
for Moderator of Freabyteaiaa
3 Assembly. jg
Special Tl'iJ^S^.^i*#^|fe:
Des f-
I Defective Page
Moinesv Ttowaw iSfe-y 17.Either
Rev. A. B., MairsMfWviiator^of the
First Presbyterian'' chttrich}^ Minneapo
lis, or Hunter Corbett, returned.mis
from China, will be the.modera
tor of the general assembly'- of the
Presbyterians. The contest has nar
rowed flown to these two men, and so
confident are the supporters of eae&
that it is' impossible to venture an as
sertion as to -who will be chosen. Dr.
Marshall has ine enthusiastic support
of the Presbyterians of this city, his
former home.
Late this afternoon a* contest, which
prevent the election of Dr. Mar
shall, was found. Dr. J. L. Barclay of
Duluth, also a candidate for the mod
eratorship, continues in the eanipaign-,
and the split at this hour bids fair to
the election (to Dr. Corbett. An
'Continued on 2d Page, 5th Column.
wirt-.':i^ Shade of Ananias (On a visit to Washington)Why, I'll be right at home here!
Russian, Who Maltreated Mme.
Spiridonovo in Prison, Shot
Tamboff, Russia, May 17.Chanoff, a
police officer who participated in the
maltreatment of Mme. Spiridonovo, was
shot and killed here today by an un
known person. The avengers of the
young revolutionist recently meted out
the same fate at Borrisogliebsk to
Abramoff, the Cossack officer who
boasted of his cruelty to her while she
was in prison.
Maria Spiridonovo, the young daugh
ter of a Russian general, shot and
killed Chief of Police Luzhenoffsky of
Tamboff. She was condemned to be
hanged, but her sentence was com
muted to twenty years' imprisonment.
The girl was terribly treated in prison
immediately after committing the
crime by Abramoff and another Cos
sack officer.
Columbus, Ohio, May 17.An anti
swearing club has been formed among
the convicts in the., Ohio state prison,
most of the members being convicted
bankers and bookkeepers. It has four?
teen members now and is growing -I
P. Ohliger of Wooster, Ohio* C. L.
Hays of Galion and O. C. XiiUie of
Conneaut, all national bankers?' are
officers in it. Each use of a profane
word is punished by a fine of: 10 cents,
the fund to go to the purchase^ jaf Ism
ons to make lemonade for the
Strain of
Against Josephine Terranova
May Clause Death.
New York, May 17.The mother of
Josephine Terranova, the girl charged
with, the murder of her aunt and un
cle, is dangerously ill and expected to
die- from the effects-- of the strain of
attending her daughter's trial. The
mother wad expected to be ~one of the
witnesses for the defense. She ..was
in feeble health before" tho trial, began.
to suffer alone
intention. The cabinet,
owever, made a bad start in this
direction had its members begun
participating in the debate and
manifested a disposition to meet
parliament in a conciliatory spirit
they might already be on the road
to reapprochement.
''fwai8 Kendall Saw Her Father
Mimler Proceedings* Fall from Cliff and Pictured
His Sufferings.
Speoial to The Journal.
Keystone, S. D., May 17.Altho un
aware of the fact that her father was
in the city, and lying herself at the
point of death, Lulu Kendall. the J.7"-
year-old daughter of S. B. Kendall of
this city, saw as in a vision, theaceident
whieh-JCOuTTedto-"he father.
Miss Kendall was in attendance at
the Sisters' school at Sturgis when she
was taken seriously ill with rheuma
tism of the heart, and her father went
to that city at once to be near her. The
scbc'ol is pn the bluffs above the town,
fend while climbing up the hill,. Mr.
Kendall, being unfamiliar with* the
lace, missed .his footing and slipped,
falling tfbirty feet to the gorge below.
That night Ms *daglrterv all unaware
Of where he was, begged the doctors to
send aid to him. She described vividly
to Dr. J. D. Neftzger, the attending
physician, the-accident which had be
fallen her father and.told how. he lay
at^the. foot of the neighboring cliffs.
"Please! dostor," she begged, "send
someone to help him. I can hear him
calling for aid.
Begins in The Journal Today
St. Petersburg, May 17.The
scheme most favored by the bu
reaucracy is to allow parliament
to formulate its demands and ven
tilate its grievances for two months
and then dissolve parliament.
Notwithstanding this reactionary
talk the far-sighted realize that
such a step, in view of the great
agitation in the country, would be
fatal and that the government's
only chance is to compromise with
This certainly is the emperor's
not leave him there
The attendants thought her pleas the
result. of a hallucination and. no atthe
tempt was made to. find Mr. Kendall
and it was not until "the next afternoon
that he. was discovered paralyzed at
the foot of the bluffs, haying lain there
all night in the cold. The girl died that
evening. Kendall is now in the hospital
at Sturgis, and there is hope for his ulti
mate recovery.
Runaway Mustang Causes Injury
of Many in New
Yor k.
Journal Special Service,
New York,.May. 17.-r-rt3iamuel Wicks
decided, to exercise his. horse* -a western
mustang, yesterday. He harnessed the
animal to a sulky and started down
Third avenue. An automobile passed,
the horse took fright and dashed away.
At Twenty-fourth street and First
avenue the sulky, .crashed ,into a
brougham in which Mrs. Coghlan, wife
of the rear admiral,.and. the wife of
General Weiss were riding. Both were
thrQwn from their seats, and slightly
cut by the flying glass.
The runaway next crashed into a
horsecar at First avenue and Twenty
third street. Every window on one side
of the car was broken by the collision,
and bits of the broken glas few about
the heads of the "passengers. Many
were cut, and a call was sent to Belle
vue hospital for an ambulance. Dr.
Hunt distributed pieces of courtplaster
and bandages to the injured persons,
and, then hurried. to Twenty-second
street^ where several excited citizens
told him his' services were required.
Suns Down a Woman.
The doctor found Mrs.".Annie Fleis
cher unconscious on the sidewalk. The
runaway had knocked he down. Her
skull was fractured and she -was badly
cut and bruised. -She was taken to the
hospital, where it is said she may
not recover.
In attempting to stop, the. maddened
beast two policemen and a citizen were
knocked down.
Policeman Finnegan of the East
Twenty-second street station finally
felled the animal by a Blow with his
club. Wicks was arrested for careless
.'.,'i "t A M
Chicago, May 17.The hearing of
-WiU J. DaviS, who is charged ,witk
mahalaUghter connection with the
fire in the Irotjuois theater, was post
poned' today for the third time. The
hearing was' set for tomorrow at 2 pjn.
Firmer Premier Plans-Coup d'Etat
Giving Him Supreme Power,
Hints Been.
Radicalism in Douma Out of Con
trol and Situation Grows
St. Petersburg, May 17.Publis
opinion is greatly excited as to how
the emperor and the government will
meet the defiant attitude of the lower
house of parliament.
Many constitutional democrats ara
not yet convinced that the government
will seek a compromise. They see indi
cations that the bureaucracy is prepar
ing for a desperate fight.
The Bech, their organ, still considers
it possible that an attempt may be,
made to disperse parliament and also,
print* a rumor that Count Witte is
trying to bring about a coup d'etat
which would result in his appointment
as dictator by the emperor.
"Digging Own Grave."
'Vremya thinks, the coa^
fcitutional democrats are going mad
playing into-the hands of the
Social democrats.
"The constitutional
paper says, *Tare
grave in paving the way to a dictator
ship of the proletariat."
As a matter of fact the constitutional
democrats arc unable any longer to hold
the extreme radicals in parliament who
are breaking away and forming about
the social democrats' workmen group
and -establishing a distinct party of the
extreme left, which wants not parlia
mentarism but a revoluti6n.
Situation Grows Worse..
Some of the Polish delegates ai*
flirting with this group on the basis ox
complete, autonomy for. Poland. I
other words the situation in both par
liament and the government is growing
more complicated and more chaotic anot
the greatest anxiety prevails as to what
immediate future may bring forth.
As soon as the reply to the speech
from the throne is adopted by the lower
house of parliament the leaders of the
constitutional democrats will introduce
a bill providing for the establishment
of civil liberties "and demand its im
mediate consideration.
Growing Impationt.
The debate- on the repiyto the speech,
from the throne was resumed when par-:
liament met today. Some of the mem*,
bers are showing signs of impatience,
as a result of the endless stream of talk.'
Paragraphs demanding the removal of
martial and other exceptional laws,
and the abolition of the qouncil of th$.
empire were passed without amend
Count Heyden, a prominent member*
of the right, took the fijrst occasion to
day to declare that the right did not
oppose in principle the substance of the/
reply to the speech from the throne,
altho it regarded some of the para-1
graphs as unnecessarily offensive to
to the emperor.
TJni-Cameral Legislature.
Prince Peter Dologoroukoff, vice
president of the lower house, spoke
warmly of a uni-cameral legislature.
At the same time he thought it entire
ly proper that the council of the em
pire as an- advisory body to the emperor
and without legislative functions, could.
be continued.
Kizleff of Penza, also/"declared hinvjc'
self in favor of a nni-cameral legis
lature. He said a bi-cameral legislature
might be well enough in the United 1
States and Great Britain, but Russia
proposed to give the western world a
lesson in true democracy.
Professor Maxim Koualevsky of)
Kharkoff thought it of vital importance]
that the council o the empire should
be shorn of power to participate with
the lower hduse of parliament in con
sideration of the budget.
Combination Causes the Death of
Jenkinson of Rockwell, towa.
Mason City, Iowa, May 17.Maude
JTenlknson, 20 years old. daughter of
former Mayor James Jenkinson of Rock
well, was burned to death. She was
cleaning .cloth with gasolene when she
stepped on a match which Ignited the
gas. Her clothing was consumed an*-
Bhe was frightfully burned about th ^e
body and face and died within five
hours In great agony.
While playing With a 22 caliber pistol.
Willie Mayer, 10 years old, had his hand-^
badly wounded, the ball pawing
from side to aide.
Scranton, .Pa., May 17.An expfe
sion of gas in the Diamond mine of the
Lackawanna Coal company today
burned six men, three'of them probably.,
fatally.. The men were, engaged in,.
placing carriage fans in position wnetf,
the mine gas became ignited.
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