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Startling Charges of Bribery of
Railroad Men Anger Penn
sylvania's President.
Journal Special Service.
I Philadelphia, May 17.Circumstan-
tial reports that Alexander J. Cassatt
has determined to resign the presiden
icy of the Pennsylvania Kailroad com,
pany in consequence of the startling
disclosures of graft in the railroad
coal investigation have reached the in
terstate commerce commission.
It is said that before leaving for
Europe last week, Mr. Cassatt told
some of his closest personal friends
1 that he had been greatly deceived by
las suboidinate officers concerning
the actual facts and conditions in the
management of the company.
According to these reports Mr. Cas
satt will retain his position until the
investigation is complete, so that no
I one can say that he retired under fire.
1 This is exactly the course he pursued in
1 resigning as a director of the Equitable
i life Assurance societ3r
1 1
Others Under Fire.
1 Belief is becoming general that the
scandals revealed by the railroad-coal
I investigation will so smirch the reputa
tion or several railroad officials as to
I force their retirement from office.
1 Those who now stand" in the worst
1 light include several transportation
and traffic officeis of both the Pennsyl
vania and Baltimore & Ohio roads,
j, George W. Creighton, general super-
Intendent of the Pennsylvani a division
of the Pennsylvania Tailroad, admitted
that he had been given the following
coal stocks, while he was in charge of
nor-r /lic+fiVTi inn cm tVif rlivisir nrr
1 distribution on thei divisiom upom
which the mines are situated: Mit
chell, Watson & Co., 667 shares Coch
ran Coal company. 250 Cabot Creek,
50 Commercial, 33: Bend Bend, 17
"MonteTev, 40. In pddition he .holds
200 shares of the Saltsburg Coal com
pany stock, which he said he purchased
at half par value.
Mr. Creisrhton said that in atraight
ening out the freight congestion in
1903, following the settlement of the
anthracite strike, he found it neces
sary to abandon the percentage basis
and distribute the cars among about 30
or 40 of the largest companies.
Preferred the Money.
John M. Jamison of the Jamison
Coal & Coke company of Greens
burg, Pa., proved to be one of the most'
1 important witnesses of the session. He
stated that thru R. McGinley of
I Pittsburg, Eobert Pitcairn, now assist
ant to the president of the Pennsylva
nia road, and formerlv connected with
the Pittsburg di\ision. had been of
fered shares
the.
{aststhree
WAGE SCALE TROUBLES
UNIONS WILL TAKE A REFEREN-
DUM VOTE AND ANNOUNCE
THEIR ULTIMATUM SOON.
Cleveland,\May 17.The delegates of
the marine faremen's union had a con
ference today*, regarding the wage propo
sition of the Lake Carriers' associa
tion, over whVch there was a split yes
terday.
It was decided to put the proposi
tion up to the members of the different
unions and allow a referendum vote
upon it. The result is to be made known
to the lake carriers in a week.
The carriers' proposition is $45 a
month up to Oct. 1 and $65 thereaf
ter until the close of the season, the
same as last year.
PREDICTS CALAMITIES
THRTODT THE CODNTRY
Journal Special^ Servloe.
Hoboken, N. J., May 17.Astrolo-
ger Gustavo Myer of this citv again
predicts "hell on earth with the lid
off."
In his latest bulletin he says that
earthquakes are^gning to do great dam
age around New Jersey, New York and
other eastern states as well as thru
out the entire country. Floods, torna
does, tidal waves, electric storms and
other atmospheric disturbances are
likewise threatened, and unless groat
care is exercised there will be a repe
tition ofi the calamity which befell the
steamboat General Slocum two years
ago.
FIFTY^ LOADED OARS BURN.
Macon, Cra., May 17.Fire today de
stro3red
the cotton compress of the Cen
tral Georgia railroad, together with
about' 2,000\ bales of cotton and fifty
Ioadea freight cars. The loss is esti
mated at $125,000.
Grape- Nuts
A food made from
elements especially
selected for
Brain Building.
*--""&fc
COALGRAFTDRIVES LIE CHARGES FLY
CASSATT TO QUIT
stock the
Jamiso500companv.of Mr Pitcairin did
not want the stock, however, and Jami
son said he bought it back from him
for $5,000. According to Jamison,
McGinlev said Pitcairn preferred the
money to the stock.
Mr. Jamison said he held 400 shares
of stock trust, which had beeif pre
sented to Edward Pitcairn, trainmaster
of the Pittsburg division, and E
O'Connell, general superintendent of
the Buffalo & Alleghenv Valley divi
sion. Mr. Jamison said George W.
Clark, caj- distributor at Altoona, Pa.,
held 100 shares and Joseph Boyer, em-,
ployed in the office of A. W. Gibbs, su
perintendent of motive Dower of the
Pennsylvania railroad, held 200 shares.
G-ave I*- as Bribe.
Mr. Jamison said his motive in giv
ing the srtock away was to secure better
treatment and facilities from the rail
road.
Clark,, the car distributor at Altoona,
testified'that he owned stock also in the
Preston Coal company and Captain Al
fred HScks, a mine owner, sent him
checks of $50 each about once a month,
for three or four months. He said he
did not know why the money was sent
to him, but he kept it and asked no
questions when the checks ceased com
ing.
Clark said he had received various
fift from mine operators during the
or four years.
PickwuckBye has made its reputation
mainly on its quality, which has been,
is and wzill be, the highest.
Thursday Evening,'
IN SENATE AGAIN
Continued From First Pago.
Tillman-Bailey duo had completed their
harangues, Sonator Nelson rushed in
and moved to lay the pending railroad
late amendment on the table, thus pre
venting the situation from further de
velopment.
Yesterday, as soon as Senator Till
man had finished speaking, Senator Nel
son arose and asked what WKB the pend
ing question in the senate. Having
been informed, he then directed atten
tion to it, and once more got the sen
ate machine in proper mdtion,
McLaurin Gets Frost.
Late in the afternoon Senator ^Mc-
Laurin of Mississippi secured the floor
under the fifteen-minute rule, presuma
bly to speak to a pending amendment
to the rate bill offered by himself, but
reality, as it was quickly ascer-
Near a Vote Now.
The sente as in committee of the
whole finished consideration of the rate
bill late yesterday afternoon, and then
began to consider the bill in the senate
proper, beginning at the first section, to
which an amendment was made, in ac
cordance with urgent recommendations
of the administration, providing that
pipe lines constructed across the isth
mus of Panama shall not be common
carriers.
It is the purpose of the government
to burn crude oil for fuel on the isth
mus at a price equal to that of coal at
from $3 to $4 a ton. The bill as orig
inally agreed to by the senate would
have made this impossible and placed
the isthmus at the mercy of monopolists
of all kinds.
Nearly the entire day was given over
to the anti-pass question, which was
brought up by a recorsideration the
day before of the vote by which the
anti-pass amendment had been agreed
to. Innumerable amendments, some of
them almost grotesque in character,
were added to the amendment, and
were proposed largely by men who
were unfriendly to this feature of the
legislation, but finally the amendment,
so loaded down^ was adopted, it befog
the general impression that it would be
advisable to accept the proposition in
that form or run the risk of having it
defeated altogether.
Passes for Ex-Confederates.
As passed, this amendment contains
a very large excepted class, including
all railway employees, attorneys, offi
cers, etc., and their families, in addi
tion to ex-union and ex-confederate
soldiers the inmates of soldiers' homes,
ex-union nurses,, paupers and similar
classes of people. The general feature
of the amendment has been retained,
and there will be no more passes for
the general public, including politicians
and members of the two houses of con
gress. This provision, of course, can
only apply to interstate business, but
it is expected that many of the state
legislatures will supplement this leg
islation at their next sessions, shutting
off passes within state lines, and thus
minimizing the influence of the rail
roads in political affairs.
Senator McCumber, after a good deal
of difficulty, succeeded in having in
corporated in the bill a provision per
mitting passes for men going to and
coming from the harvest fields.
The consideration of the bill by the
senate will proceed until the last sec
tion has been reached, when the bill
will go to conference. The power of
the conferees is almost without limit,
but as their action must be interpreted
by "both houses, it is not believed that
any material alteration of the bill will
be submitted to. The house, it is un
derstood, indorses nearly all of the
amendments made by the senate thus
far.
tiHANDLER REPLIES
Declares His Former Reports of Presi
dent's Alleged Statements True.
Washington, May 17.Senator Till
man yesterday received from former
Senator William FJ. Chandler a state
ment of his course as an intermediary
in negotiations between President
Boosevelt and Senators Tillman and
Bailey on the railroad rate fc&ill. The
communicaticm bears upon Senator
Lodge's denial for the president of Mr,
Chandler's statement, quoting the pres
ident as Saying he had lost confidence
in Senators Foraker, Spooner and
Knox. It was offered in the Senate by
Senator Tillman and will be .printed in
the Congressional Eecord.
The text of the statement follows:
My Dear Mr. TillmanAs the xtelephonic de
nial by President Roosevplt,, sent to the senate
thru Senator I*odge, remains in the congressional
record of May 12, it seems to me that I should
take some notice of it, which I do now by re
affirming the essential truth of the statement I
made to you and which you repeated in the
senate.
aiuoh tfs I regret that "the hasty action of
Senator Iiodge 'and the president has torced *tr
Usue between the president and myself, the ex
treme language be nsed makes esuch issue un
avoidable, end I cannot shrink from or- evade it,
cannot use towotd tbe chief e^cutfve
o nSTianguageTike wsS T^
jjfo* ^*ftftpjBhi
with confidence to the judgment of those who
know me.
For those who do not know me there is for
tunately circumstantial evidence of a high, order
which shows that the president could not have
omitted to make in substance the statement
which he denies. Nor could he have then made
the whole statement which he now substitutes.
His impulsiveness has led him into serious error
upon a point of no importance in itself, hut
only as affecting his attack upon me. I give
to you a further statement as follows:
Summoned by President.
tained, to make a speech for home
consumption, in which he attacked the
president and accused him of abiect _e
surrender in accepting the Allison {Long and Allison, the fact that not over one
amendment. But the senate by this
time was weary of the matter, and the
McLaurin speech attracted no atten
tion, even on the democratic side of
the chamber.
It is said on what seems to be good
authority, that Mr. Chandler, during
the time when the negotiations were
under way between himself, as the in
termediary of the president and the
two democratic senators named, was in
discreet enough to write a letter to
the president's secretary, in which he
hinted that a feeling existed that Sen
ator Bailey was not sincere in his at
titude of friendliness toward the rate
bill.
President Made Mistake.
This letter, it has been hinted, may
now be forthcoming, but a great many
people, republicans among them, hope
that the incident may now be allowed
to remain closed. As the incident is
removed in point of time, and people
are enabled to see it more clearly in
its relation to other things, the opin
ion gams ground that the president
might have avoided all the muss if he
had only notified Senators Tillman
and Bailey that the negotiations be
tween them and himself were at an
end.
His mistake, if there is one, was
made in his proceeding to the accept
ance of the Allison amendment with
out first bringing these negotiations
with the democrats to a close. More
than this cannot .fairly be charged
against the president.
Nobody here, aside from bitter par
tizans on the democratic side, believe
that the president could, under any cir
cumstances, be guilty of bad faith.
That he may possibly have made a
mistake is freely conceded, but beyond
this the general public here is unwill
ing to go.
It has been interesting to observe the
avidity with which the democrats used
this incident as a vent for their dis
appointment at not being permitted to
have a hand in shaping and enacting
rate legislation, and many folks are
wondeung what might have happened
to the party as represented in the sen
ate if a vent of this kind had not been
found.
trior to March 31 I had not seen the president
for a long time. I did not go to the White
House as a representative of Senator Tillman,
but solely because the piesident summoned me
there by the letter from Loeb, and I waited
for him to express his object. It was unmis
takably stated to be communication with Mi.
Tillman, who had the rate bill in charge, and
otheu democrats of the senate for the purpose
of securing the adoption in the railroad rate
bill of a court-review clause limiting the' in
quiry to the question whether the commission
had exceeded Its authority or had Violated the
constitutional rights of the carrier.
i knew and he knew that it was impossible
for him to open conferences with Mr. Till
man unless he was fully satisfied that the pres
ident had absolutely given up all intention of
coming to an agreement with the senators who
had been making the contest for an unlimited
court review. And in stating his object he said
that he had parted from them, finally naming
Senators Knox, Foraker and Spooner as the sen
atois who had made the arguments in the senate
to sustain that view, and he used, as nearly
as I can recollect, the language given in my
statement repeated by Mr. Tillman.
The conversation included the understanding
which h_ had that day reached with Senators
third of the republican senators could bo relied
on to vote for the limited court review, and
that it was vital that the support of nearly all
the democrats should be obtained.
Tillman Was Suspcious.
When an hour later I visited Mr. Tillman
and told him my mission fiom the president, 1
found him distrustful and suspicious. He ques
tioned me closely as to what the president had
said, and I related to him as accurately as I
could the statement made by the president to
me, and I convinced him the president had
ceased to hope for compromise with the sena
tors named and the other advocates of an un
limited court review When satisfied that this
was the case, he readily consented to cooperate
with the president, and said that he would see
Senator Bailey and report to me the result,
which he did, saying there would be perfect
accord upon the limitation of the right of re
view if carried forward in connection with a
limitation of a right to issue ex-parte injunc
tion.
The confeiences thus begun were on the 15tb,
at my suggestion, transferred to Attorney Gen
eial Moody and at once resulted in an under
standing that the effort could be made to limit
the light of court review as stated in the
Long amendment and in the paper drawn up
on Apiil 16 by Mr. Moody and later perfected
bv Messrs. Moody, Tillman and Bailey.
Was it not natural and essential that the
piesident should have satisfied me that he had
finally separated on the question of court re
view from the senators who weie principal op
ponents of any limitation of that review which
they believed would be unconstitutional, and
that I should have repeated his statements to
Mr Tillman? Is it possible that I went directl
that night to Senator Tillman at the Colonial
hotel and poured into his ears a deliberate and
unqualified falsehood?
Consider ne\t the statement which the presi
dent savs he thinks he made instead of the
one narrated by me. Senator Foraker says he
was not mentioned I am quite sure he is mis
taken. Senators Knox and Spooner, he says,
were mentioned, but that all that was said
about them was as to Senator Knot. The presi
dent did not agree -with a portion of his proposed
amendment, but he thought he had made a
strong argument for asserting affirmatively the
Jurisdiction or authority of the court. Senator
Spooner, he says, was only mentioned by him as
express a cordial approval of Senator Spooner's
amendment.
This Spooner amendment was not offered in the
senate unlil May 10, but I learn that it had
been in existence and shown to the president
whethor as early as March 31 does not appear.
But this is certa-in, that if the president had on
that night told me that he cordially approved
of it, and I had so reported to Mr Tillman,
there would have ensued no conferences looking
to co-operation therefore, the president, as to
that amendment, had in mind a conversation at
some other time or with some other person.
True Anyway, He Says.
It should also be bprne in mind that the report
I made to, Mr. Tillman of the president's con
versation is comparatively harmless and inof
fensive Here it He said that he had been
much troubled by the advocacy of an unlimited
court review some of the lawyers of the
senate, naming Senators Knox, Spooner and
Foraker as trying to Injure or defeat the bill
by ingenious constitutional aiguments, but that
he had come to a complete disagreement with
them
What is there in the above words that is un
true or should give grave offense to the senators
named? They were the great constitutional law
yers of the senate making ingenious arguments
against any limitation of court review, and they
were troublesome and likely to be troublesome
in any attempt to carry the Long-Moody limita
tion in the senate by the votes of twenty-five or
more democrats and twenty or less republican
senators.
What harm was there in the president's say
ing he had come to a final disagreement with
them on the day when he had held a White
House conference with a view to uniting repub
lican and democratic forces in farrjing a limita
lican and democratic forces in carrying a llmita
upon? He could say it in or out of their pres
ence without giving offense to them.
Nor was it a very strong expression to say
that they were trying to injure or defeat the
bill by ingenious constitutional arguments It
did not mean that they Tseie trying to defeat
the bill if it could be amended to meet their
views.
Mr Knox had declared it to be unconstitution
al unless amended, and that was the general
position of the opponents of limited court review
which led the piesident on that day to conclude
it would be best to expressly grant the jurisdic
tion to review, but to rigidly limit it to the two
objects named. The only hjrm that I can
see that has come in the whole business was
the abandonment of anv attempt to carry* that
limitation of the review without any previous
noice to Senators Tillu .111 und lUtiei,
On the whole, perhaps, I ought to consider
myself fortunate. If the old imperialist days
had been fully revived at the White House, one
horn I considered the best of friends, Senatoi
Lodge, upon demand, would have cut off mv
hpau ami taken it to President Roosevelt on a
charger and I should have spoken no more Now
.it leu&t I have left to me the power of speech'
But I shall never use it again as a missionary
fiom, President Roosevelt to the democratic
party. -Willam E. Chandler.
REITERATES BAILEY CHARGES
Chicago Correspondent Also Recalls
Hale's Praise of Texan's Speech.
Journal Special Service.
Washington, May 17."It seems to
me," said Raymond Patterson, the
Washington correspondent of the Chi
cago Tribune, "that Senators Bailey
and Tillman are merely hitting at
President Roosevelt over my humble
shoulders. All that I said was that
suspicion has existed for weeks re
garding the good faith of Senator Bai
ley in his Supposed support of the rail
way rate bill. I quoted former Senator
Chandler in support of that statement,
because he had been quoted by Senator
Tillman for the purpose Of attacking
the president.
I think everyone now knows that
Senator Chandler made a written mem
orandum for the benefit of the presi
dent in which he stated in substance
i.i 1 1 3
fey's
that the railroad senators wanted to see perfect maturitv.
the Bailey amendment prohibiting the
making of interlocutory orders in infe
rior courts in railroad cases written
into the rate bill. That memorandum is
still in existence.
Praised by Hale.
"It does not mention Mr. Bailey, of
course, as being in conference with the
railroad senators, but one has only to
remember that this memorandum was
written at about the time Mr. Bailey
made his speech in the senate advocat
ing his amendment to understand what
was meant.
"At that time, Mr. Bailey was in
terrupted in a peculiar way by Sen
ator Hale of Maine and by Mr. Aldrich
of Rhode Island, the two New England
senators who are not supposed to be
friendly to Mr. Roosevelt's railroad
iolicy. Mr. Hale praised Senator Bai
proposition in fulsome language
and wound up by declaring that he
Would vote for it as the 'best solution
yet made* of the difficulty.
"J4r. Baijey thanked Mr. Hale, and
respective statements I submit the" controversy passage in which he predicted that if, ty-five miles
wound up his speech with a brilliant' wrecked. Tl
THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL.
he could only finish" up with the con
currence of Senators $nox and Senator
Spooner in the fight for his amend
ment he would /eel the
mUienium#
most come, If 'x
al-
I zt%
In any even% there iiT'no excuse* for
Senator Bailey attacking the president
on account of the newspaper article.
It was not inspired by the president, he
did not ask for or suggest its publi
cation, nor was he aware that the facts
stated, which were more or less com
mon property, were to be put by me
in the form in which they were used in
the Chicago Tribune."
Bailey Hears of Memorandum.
After Senator Bailey learned the sub
stance of the Chandler memorandum
and before he had the exact text, he
saw Mr. Chandler and said to him:
"Why did you, in this memorandum,
exclude me from eo-operation with
Senator Tillman*"
"Because," Mr. Chandler replied*
I had never talked with you about the
rate bill. I knew nothing of your
position at the time I wrote it, and
therefore was not authorized to say
anything in regard to it. I did know
Senator Tillman's position and was
warranted in explaining it to the pres
ident."
"That explanation." Senator Bailey
said, "is perfectly satisfactory to
me."
BACKS UP "RAYMOND'
N. Y. Tribune's Correspondent Found
Bailey Charges Common Property.
New York, May 17.The Washing
ton correspondent of the New York
Tribune, commenting on the senate in
cident, gives the
memorandumemen-
tioned by1
the correspondent of th Chi
cago Tribune.
The correspondent continues as fol
lows:
Mr. Bailey drew from the fact that
the Chicago Tribune and the New York
Tribune had published these rumors the
wholly erroneous conclusion that they
emanated from the White House. The
'fact is, the writer of the morning's dis
patch had not seen or communicated
with the president or with anyone con
nected with the White House for more
than a week.
"The report, of course, was in circu
lation on the democratic side of the
senate, precisely as was stated by the
Tribune's correspondent and it is sur
prising, to put it mildly, that Mr.
Bailey did not hear it. It is note
worthy, however, that Mr. Bailey did
not deny any part of the Tribune's
dispatch, but contented himself with
hurling the fearful epithet 'cuckoo' at
the Tribune's correspondent.
Copy Widely Circulated.
"I is a further fact that a copy of
the memorandum alleged \o have been
signed by Mr. Chandier, which is print5
ea above, has been circulated among
democrats in the senate, and it was on
this copy that the Tribune correspond
ent's assertions were based.
"The attempt on the' part of Mr.
Bailey in his fulminations to convey
the impression that the president or
someone close to him was responsible
for the rumors which reflect on the
senator's good faith or Mr. Chandler's
veracity is generally accepted in the
senate as merely an' ebullition of that
bad temper, which is the most unfor
tunate characteristic of the senator
from Texas, and an evidence of his cha
grin over the fact he failed utterly to
obtain for himself any credit for rate
legislation. It is probable therefore
that republican senators will com
pletely ignore it
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FAST TRAIN'S ENGINE
BLOWS DP, KILLING 2
Harrisburg, Pa., May 17.An engi
neer and brakeman were killed and fire
man fatally scalded by the explosion
of the boiler of a? Northern Central
freight engine at Perendon, last night
The engine was drawing a heavw train
and running at a high rate when the
boiler suddenly blew up.
Fast Train Wrecked.
STRONG OPPONENT
FOB DR. MARSHALL
Continued From First Page.
attempt was made to bring the two men
together, but Dr. Barclay refused to
withdraw. If he would do so, Dr. Mar
shall might have sufficient Bupport to
win out.
Promptly at 11 a.m. today the re
tiring moderator, Dr. James D. Mof
fatt, dropped the gavel calling to or
der the one hundred and eighteenth
session of the general assembly. Near
ly the entire body of commissioners,
numbering 750, anLthei alternates of
equal number, together with many
rtynre interested, filled the great audi
torium when Moderator Moffatt an
nounced the body convened.
Many Nations Represented.
Thruout the audience is seen the
faces of representatives of more than
a dozen nationalities, many attending
the assembly as commissioners and oth
ers here because of the great interest
the sessions have aroused.
The retiring moderator, prior to de
livering his address, spoke of the meet
ing and the significance of it, and then
delivered the opening sermon.
This being the 200th anniversary of
the formation of the first presbytery in
the United States. Dr. Moffat* denned
the "mission of the Presbyterian
Church" as the work of doing its full
share toward the evangelization of the
world, of developing among its own,
members and improving its own agen
cies for this work, in particular its ed
ucational agencies, which, he said, have
been overlooked.
Asks Go-operatfon.
He intimated that doctrinal discus
sions and controversies had at times
withdrawn the attention of the church
from its supreme duty and, therefore,
that some other churches haft outgrown
it in numbers. Co-operation was dwelt
upon, and the position taken that the
possibility of increasing the efficiency
of the churches in their common work
of evangelization should determine the
extent of co-operation. In all cases in
which there was harmony in doctrine
and polity, he said, the churches were
in duty bound to unite, when convinced
that union would increase their effi
ciency.
He argued from their popular repre
sentative government, the elaborate
creed required only of the minister,
and the fact that the church has always
required the minister to have the best
education attainable, that it has be'en
the purpose of the church to promote
an intelligent type of Christihn life in
its membership, and that it has ever
been committed to the vital union of
evangelization and education.
In advocating the fostering of Pres
byterian colleges, he maintained that
they were more than ever before needed,
because the great universities cannot do
the kind of work that the classical
.colleges have always done. "What we
need," he said, "is what the univer
sities do not furnish^ colleges with pre
scribed courses of study, in which
classical training occupies a prominent
place in which the professors teach
mostly and lecture rarely, and in which
the students must study and study daily
and recite and submit to daily criti-
cism."
QUESTIONS TO COME tTP
Many Important Problems Are to Be
Passed Upon,
Special to The Journal.
Des 'Moines, Iowa, May 17.Much
enthusiasm will be displayed when the
Presbyterian general assembly hears
the report of the committees preparing
the final arrangements for the union of
the Presbyterian and Cumberland
churches. The delegates of the regu
lar church at a recent presbytery voted
to unite with the Cumberland church,
and the delegates of the latter church
at one of their presbyteries took the
same action. A committee to settle
upon the minor points of the union was
appointed and their report will be read
at the coming assembly. It is a fore
gone conclusion that the members of
the committee will report that they
have succeeded in arranging the de
tails of the transfer, and the commis
sioners to the assembly will receive
with acclaim the news that the church
is united once more.
The present assembly will also be
one of the largest that has ever been
called in session. It will be composed
2,000 commissioners, missionaries of
Topeka, May 1?,Kock Island pas
senger No. 12, eastbound, was wrecked
last night near the entrance to the
company's yards here. The train ran
head-on into a switch engine standing
on the main line.
Several persons were injured includ
ing three passengers, not seriously. The r-
passenger engine was almost totally cuiars.^.
-T-J The tram was running twen-
feetive Page
and church workers and all parts of
the world will be represented.
May Change Endeavor Scheme.
There is a prospect that radical ac
tion may be taken so far as the Young
People's Christian Endeavor society
is concerned. Mr. Vogt, the president,
said there was a prospect the members
of the Presbyterian faith would decide
to have .j, president of their own. This
would mean the withdrawal of the
Presbyterian societies from the na
tiona organization* and the society
might become a Presbyterian Organi
zation as the Epworth eague is a Meht
odist society. Mr. Vogt was not cer
tain this action would be taken, but
thought it likey the question woud be
discussed at the assembly.
The divorce problem' will probably
cause much discussion. The men who
are urging the church to take some rad
ical action in regard to this' question
did not pass thru the city yesterday,
and the probable action of the assembly
could not be learned. Another of the
important questions to Come before
the assembly will be the labor question.
A bureau was established at the last
assembly and was placed in charge of
Charles Stotzol. He was instructed to
investigate all questions pertaining to
tthe labor world and was given suffi
cient assistance to make his examina
tion a thoro one. He will report the
results of his investigation at one of
the sessions.
The freedman problem will also re
ceive some of the time of the conven
tion. There are many negroes enrolled
among the ministers of the faith, and
they will probably be heard upon this
question. They, too, will have a promi
nent part in the deliberation onu home
and foreign missions. Representatives
from China, Agrica, Japan, India, Per
sia. Brazil and other foreign countries
will also be heard in the discussion of
this important question.
Will Celebrate Anniversary.
The assembly will also be in the na
ture of a jubilee. Tbe commissioners,
missionaries and churchmen will have
the opportunity of celebrating the two
hundredth anniversary of the founding
of the/first Presbyterian conference, and
this date will occur on May 24. The
new prayerbook will also cause much
Deafness Cannot Be Cured
by local applications'- tf8 they cannot reach the
diseased portion of Jbe ear. There is only ope
war to cure deafness, and that Is by constitu
tional remedies. Deafness IS caused by An ln
ftatned condition ot the macous lining of the
Eustachian Tube. When this tube is inflamed
you have a rumbling sound or Imperfect hearinf,
and when At is entirely, closed. Deafness is the
result, and unless the rnflammatlcn can be takejk
ont and this tub? restored to its normal condi
tion, bearing will be destroyed forever nine
cfees otit of ten are? caused by Catarrh, which
is nothing but as inflamed condition t the
mucous Butfaces.
We win give One Hundred Dollars for any
case of Deafness (caused by cathrrh) that cannot
be cured by Hairs Catarrh Cure. Sefid for ctf-
Ma$ 17, 1905..
fc t(fl
bjr Drugjatirt*^ T5c.
an hour lake Hall's Family Pills for constipation.
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discussion if certain of the delegates are
correct in their judgment. The first
Copy of the bo0k has reached Chicago,
Spposition
hdT while it has developed no severe
in this city the ministers of
Cincinnati, Salt Lake City and other*
western cities' have been rather severe
in their condemnation. They have re
ferred to it "a* the "canned prayer"
and the "Presbyterian time-table."
The book is not compulsory upon the
membership, but as a donsequenee of
the opposition to it the general assembly
will be called upon to take action. The
book was prepared by Rev. W. Robson
"Notman of the Fourth Presbyterian
church, Chicago Nolan R. Best, editor
of the Interior Dr. Henry Van Dyke
and Professor Charles Cuthbert Hall of
New York. It is the belief thtt the
book eventually will be adopted by the
church, notwithstanding the present
criticism.
BOMB THROWN IN
LA FOLLETTE GAMP
Host, Insurance Commissioner,
Charges Houser with Being
a Bribe Agent.
Special to The Journal.
Milwaukee, Wis.. Ma.^ 17.Charges
of campaign contributions offered in 1 laxative, and two a mild cathartic
return for a favorable decision in the
case of the division of the Equitable
Life Assurance society's surplus have
split the La Follette camp in twain.
The legislative committee, which is
investigating the operations of insur
ance companies in Wisconsin, today
heard Insurance Commissioner Zeno M.
Host accuse another La Follette ad
ministration man, Walter Houser, sec
retary of state, of offering $2,000 if he
(Host) would make a decision favora
ble to the company.
To make the occurrence still more
sensational, Secretary Houser, follow
ing this disclosure, was permitted to
make a personal statement for the com
mittee's record, in which he said that
he had offered Host a slip of paper on
the date mentioned, but*did. not know
what it was and had not made any
offer of money.
He said, however, that Zeno M. Host,
in the same campaign, had willingly
acquiesced in a plan to ask the big
insurance companies for campaign con
tributions to be used in defeating Con-1
gressman Joseph W. Babcock, a mem
ber of the anti-La Follette wing of the'
republican party, but that after Host
had acceded to this plan, Houser had
decided that it would be bad politics
and vetoed the proposition.
Secretary Houser intimated in plain
terms that Host's^ charge was part of
a political conspiracy, in which he (the
secretary) .was to be defeated for re
nomination.
He called attention to the fact that
Senator J.^ A. Frear, chairman of the
insurance investigating committee, was
a rival candidate for the office, and
showed how the charge placed against
him by his political opponent would be
a material factor in aiding' the rival
candidate to win in the fall primaries.
Senator Frear replied to this state
ment by saying that the fellow mem
bers of the committee knew where he
stood in this matter, and denied hav
ing any motive beyond that of getting
at the facts insurance matters.
There is a pleasing individuality
about Pickwick Rye that is never found
in any other whiskey.
PANIC OF PASSENGERS
ON SINKING FERRYBOAT
Jcvmal Special Berries.
New York, May 17.The Pennsyl
vania railroad's ferrybody Baltimore
sank in her slip at the foot of Des
brosses street last night after a col
lision in the North river with the
lighter Greenwich.
Some of the 200 passengers on the
ferryboat were thrown down. A few
horses were prevented from stampeding
by the alertness of their drivers. The
Kassengersfor
rushed to the front of the
oat, and a time there was a panic.
Two Pennsylvania railroad tugs went
to the Baltimore's aid.
Passengers, fearing that the boat
would sink, remained at the bow and
could not be controlled by the crew.
It was nearly an hour before they were
landed.
Finding it impossible to keep the boat
afloat the tugs were pulled off and the
captain and crew removed everything
they could. After her bow hiked up
the bi~ boat shivered all over, as tho
she had struck an obstruction, the water
rushed over and she settled.
Every muscle and nerve at rest, you
sway to and fro without effort, if you
have a Vudor Chair Hammock. New
England Furniture & Carpet Co. sell
them.
Their gentle action and good effect
on the system really make them a per
fect little pill. They please those who
i.se them. Carter's little Liver Pills
may well be termed "Perfection."
Hoodwinks tbe Oculisf Madden
ICediein cures eyes. (Don-i inart.)
SEHYIANS AND TURKS
IN A FIERCE BATTLE
Cettlje, Montenegro, May 17.A
band of Servians have surrounded a
Turkish force at Nizams and Arnauts
at Baritze. A sanguinary conflict is
now in progress and many have been
killed or wounded. Troops have been
sent to reinforce the Turks. It is sun
posed the affair is Servian revenge on
Arnauts for having plundered a Servian
village.
DISEASE OF THE SKIN
Eczema, Tetter,* Salt Rheum, Ring
Worm, Herpes, Barber's Itch,
Itch ox Scabies.
All of these diseases are attended/by
intense itching, which is almost in
stantly relieved by applying Chamber
lain's Salve, and Tt its continued use
a permanent cure may be effected. It
has, in {act, cured many cases that had
resisted all other treatment. Price, 25
cents per boi. Every boi is war
ranted.
FORT FRANCES!
"We have several quarter-acre
business lots 66x165 feet, 2
to 5 blocfcs front
TIE I00CHICHIHG FALLS.
Qa aade at our da**!* Temple
Court.Building, Minneapolis, ._v
3t prices from S50dt $800. These
lots win sett at more than double
fi
that amount in six months.
Cll or Writer z^ JJL
Btger-Hdr* Heilty Ct.
*rm
Nature's Way Is Best/
The function strengthening and tissue*
building plan of treating chronic, linger
ing and obstinate cases of disease as pur
sued by Dr. Pierce, is following after
Nature's plan of restoring health.
He uses natural remedies, that is
extracts from native ..medicinal roots,
prepared by processes wrought out by
the expenditure of much time ana
money, without the use of alcohol, and
by skillful combination in just the right
proportions.
Used as Ingredients of Dr. Pieree's
Golden Medical Discovery. Black Cherry
bark, Queen's root, Golden Seal rook
Bloodroot and Stone root, specially exfert
their influence in cases of lung, bronchial
and throat troubles, and this "DIBCOV
EBY" is, therefore, a sovereign remedy
for bronchitis, laryngitis, chronic coughs,
catarrh and kindred-ailments.
The above native roots also have the
strongest possible endorsement from the
leading medical writers, of all the several
schools of practice, for the cure not only
of the diseases named above but also for
Indigestion, torpor of liver, or bilious
ness, obstinate constipation, kidney and
bladder troubles and catarrh, no matter
where located.
You don't have to take Dr. Pierce's
say-so alone as to this what he claims
for his "Discovery" is backed up by the
writings of the most eminent men in the
medical profession. A request by postal
card or letter, addressed: to Dr. R. V.
Pierce, Buffalo, N. Y., for a little book
of extracts from eminent medical au
thorities endorsing the ingredients of his
medicines, will bring a little book free
that is worthy of your attention if
needing a good, safe, reliable remedy of
known composition for the cure of almost
any old chronic, or lingering malady.
Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Pellets cure con
stipation. One little Pellet" is a gentle
The most valuable book for both men
and women is Dr. Pierce's
Common Sense Medical Ad
viser. A splendid 1008-page
volume, with engravings
and colored plates. A copy,
paper-covered, will be sent
to anyone sending 21 cents
in one-cent stamps, to pay
the cost of mailing only, to
Dr. R. V. Pierce, Buffalo, N.
Y. Cloth-bound, 31 stamps.
N*WS*WN*S^^S^^^%^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^S^,
bargain
Friday
Tomorrow we will put on special
sale 400 pairs of Children's and
Misses' Barefoot Sandals in sizes
3 to 10 and 11 to 2, 7Qr
at pair
Also a sample lot of about 160 pairs
of Men's and Boys' White Tennis
Oxfords and Balmoralsthe better
gradesworth 98c and $1.25sizes
for boys mostly 4, 4'/2 and 5, and
for men 7, 71/2 and 8. AQr
Friday, pair
NtootMl
URIC ACID GRAVEL
IS CAUSED BY THE KIDNEYS BEING
UNABLE TO CARRY THE POISON-
OUS WASTE MATTERS OUT
OP THE BLOOD.
The urine of persons suffering from urie
aoid or gravel is generally scanty, and
after it has stood a while, a reddish sedi
ment like brick dust forms in it. In ad
vanced stages the uric acid sometimes
appears as fine sand, or large crystals.
Those who pass gravel in any consider
able quantity are usually troubled with
inflammation of the kidneys, bladder and
urinary Organs, sour stomach, indigestion,
heartburn, gout and rheumatism.
CURED BY
WARNER'S SAFE CURE
"I have used Safe Cure for chills caused
by uric acid poison in my system and I
have been perfectly cured. It has done
for me what I have never known any
other medicine to do. T cures people in
the South who suffer much from malaria,
which always affects the kidneys. If all
the doctors would prescribe Safe Cure in
stead of quinine for cases of rnfflari*
there would be less bad after effects, as
quinine does not remove the disease germs
from the system like Safe Cure. I take
'Safe Pills' when I need a gentle laxa
tive."Mrs. M. D. DEAN, Treas. Lotus
Club, Chattanooga. Tenn.
Safe Cure is the only absolutely safe
and certain cure for all these forms of
kidney, liver and bladder diseases. It Is
purely vegetable, free from harmful drugs
found in many so-called kidney cures,
contains no sediment and is pleasant to
take. _^
For sale at all drug stores, or direct,
60c and $1 00 a bottle.
REFUSE'SUBSTITUTES AN
IMITATIONS.
They are worthless and very often ex
ceedingly dangerous. Ask for Warner's
Safe Cure It will cure you.
WARNER'S SAFE*FILLS move the
bowels gently and aid a speedy cure.
W0LPERT
GROCERY CO.
23-So.6^St. I
Successors to the Gtnter Grocery Oo.
BOTH PHONES.
N. W. Main 406. T. 0.1951.
SPECIALS for BARGAIN FRIDAY
Taney Arkansas Strawberries,
per quart T^
Fresh Pieplant, 7 lbs for 5C
Green Onions, 6 bunches for.\..5c
Fresh Spinach, per peck 5
Early Ohio Potatoes, per bu. -480
Eggs, strictly fresh, guaranteed,
per dozen 15c
ButterFadden Bros.' A. M. B.
finest Creamery Butter, 5-lb
jar $1.0o
5 large cans Mustard Sardines JJ5c
Bed Alaska Salmon, 0 cans for 63c
Best Granulated Cane Sugar, 100-
pound' sack 4.85
Wolpert's or Sunlight Best Pat
ent Flour, no better to be had,
per 98-lb sack $2.1 5
Santa Claus Soap, 100-bar box,
per box $2.79
Best Bib Boast Beef, lb 8
Whole Codfish, per lb 8^C
3 large Mackerel for 25c
3 lbs Salt Pork for 25c
12-lb keg Holland Herring 95
Boneless Bump Corned Beef for
today only, per lb 6
Popular _*-
Coney Island
30 miles west from Twin CitiesM.
^i St. L. Railway. _.
First class table board.
Good bass fishing..
Twin City long distance phone.
A strictly first-class family resort.
Ho bar. P. O. Wadonia, Minn.
B. ZEOLIN, Proprietor.
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