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Cattle Industry's Alleged Danger
Used to Frighten Friends of
Beef Inspection.
By W. W. Jermane.
Washington, June 9.After hearing
the statement of J. B. Beynolds yester
day, the house committee on agricul
ture spent several hours listening to
men who argued against the constitu
tionality of the Beveridge meat-inspec
tion amendment. Prior to that, how
ever. Chairman Wadswprth, so biting
was the criticism following his bully
ragging tactics of the day before with
Commissioner Neill, felt called upon
to offer a defense of his position.
Crumpacker Talks.
Friends of Packers Cite Case toPal
Show Inspection Is Un
Judge Orumpacker represents in con
gress a northern Indiana district, local
to Chicago* and he argued yesterday
fast and furiously against the constitu
tionality of the Beveridge proposition,
citing the Boyer case, decided by a fed
eral district judge in 1898 sitting at
Kansas City. This is known as the
"slaughter house" case, and the judge
deciding it held that the general gov
ernment had no right to inspect meat
products in the packing houses, even
tho those products were intended for
interstate commerce. This decision,
however, it is said by those who are
familiar with the case, is not regarded
as good law by the Kansas City bar.
The government in that case, as in the
case decided by Judge Humphrey at
Chicago, had no appeal.
While arguing the constitutional
question, Judge Crumpacker said that
the federal inspection law now in force,
which gave the American packers their
market in Europe, was clearly uncon
stitutional, but that the packers, by
common consent, had submitted to it,
knowing that otherwise they would lose
a large part of their business.
Beveridge Feels Safe.
Senator Beveridge told me a week
ago, when the constitutional question
was' first raised, that he had run across
the Boyer decision before making the
first draft of his amendment. He had
studied the decision carefully, in the
light of as much outside information as
he could secure, and. had made up his
mind that the decision was not good
Jaw and would not stand the test of the
TTnited States supreme court. He ar
gued that the supreme court would be
compelled to take judicial notice of the
(hysical fact that the size of the pack
plants and the capital invested
presupposed interstate commerce. No
dispute could be raised to the propo
sition that the packing business was al
most entirely interstate the packers
themselves would admit it. He was
sure that his bill would stand the test
of the supreme court, and so were emi
nent lawyers whom he had consulted.
The committee yesterday pursued Mr.
Reynolds, but not quite in the severe
manner that characterized their nagging
of Commissioner Neill the day before.
He stood it pretty well. The softening
on the part of the cattlemen on thevolt
committee came as the result of the
criticism which the onslaught on Neill
had raised in congress.
Report to Come Soon.
After the hearings close, the commit
tee will hold executive sessions to dis-
CUSB the character of its report. Just
what the report will be cannot yet be
said. The only bone of real conten
tion is, who shall pay the cost of in
spection, the government or the pack
ers, and now that the cattle raisers of
the west have been aroused, and have
begun to send telegrams to Washing
ton, it may be that the majority of the
committee will recommend that the gov
ernment pay it. But as has been pre
viously stated in this correspondence,
there will be a majority and minority
report from the committee, and
question will be decided on the floor
of the house, so far as that body is
concerned. A majority report from the
committee in favor of the government's
paying the cost will not settle the ques
tion. And after the house has acted,
'there will be the senate to deal with.
For the time being, this meat-inspec
tion matter has taken the front of the
stage in congress. Other important
questions of legislation have for theotherwise
moment been almost lost sight of.
Missourian Calls for More Reports
Cattlemen Heard From.
Washington, June 9.[Representative
Fulkerson of Missouri has introduced a
resolution calling on the president and
the secretary of agriculture immediately
to make public any and all information
they may secure from "the great army
of meat inspectors employed by the gov
ernment or from any oher scarce that
will tend to credit or discredit the prod
uct of any plant where meat products
arp prepared.
The resolution also calls upon the sec
retary of agriculture immediately to
give to the public his opinion of the
sanitary condition of the plants and the
healthfulness of the products coming
from the various plants.
Garner Pleads for Stockmen.
The beef inspection hearing" before
.the house committee on agriculture was
begun today by listening to Eepresenta
tive Garner (Texas), who made a 'plea
for speedly action. He said:
"The people who have contracted to
take our Texas steers have become
alarmed and say they don't know
whether or not they are going to take
our cattle. Every day this thing is
continued the stockman is losing
Representative Davis (Minn.) read a
telegram from the South St. Paul Live
Stock exchange and Live Stock board
voicing unalterable opposition to having
expenses placed on the packers because
it would inevitably come out of the
stock raisers.
Mr. Wilson, representing the packers,
corroborated this conclusion.
S. H. Cowan of Fort Worth, Texas,
attorney for the Texas Cattle Raisers'
Continued" on 2d Page, 3d Column.
Escapes from Texas to Chi
cago, but He's Arrested
Journal Special Service.
Chicago, June 9.Five weeks ago,
Charles Coleman laid down his life for
his friend, Patrick, Lavin. On the
plains of Texas, with the loot of a bank
their saddlebags, and a sheriff's posse
close at their heelB. Ooleman turned his
cayuse in its tracks, drew his pistols
and for a moment stood off the officers
of the law.
His body was riddled with a hundred
bulletsbut in the darkness Lavin
made his escape. Coleman died laugh
ing in the face of death and of Sheriff
Scarborough of Lee county.
Yesterday Lavin was arrested in the
Chicago home of his sister, 552 West
Twenty-eighth street, fie was just
about to visit Rosemount cemetery and
place on the grave of Coleman a last
token of his gratitude.
Known as "Cyclone" Pat.
Lavin is known in Texas as "Cy-
clone Pat." He is a gun hold-up man,
a safeblower, and an enemy of society.
He was a bad man, but Sheriff Scar
borough knew him.
When Lavin disappeared into the
darkness of the Texas night, and the
officers knew that it was useless to fol
low further, the sheriff hurried to theworld's
nearest town and wired Chicago to look
out at Coleman's funeral for the other
bandit. Lavin was unavoidably de
tained. Yesterday he reached town,
and went to the home of his sister, sent
for the finest flowers that money could
buy and was ready to start for the
cemetery when arrested.
Tired of the Game.
"Oh, I don't care what you do with
me now," he said to the officer. "The
game is not worth playing without a
pal and nobody looks like Charley to
me. Send for the sheriff and take me
back. I don't care," he added quick
I wish," he added quietly, "you
would pay a kid to put those floweTs on
his grave, tho."
And a boy was paid and the flowers
today mark the resting place of "Cy-
clone Pat' s" pal.
Odessa Scene of Another Mutiny
The Mutineers Are Shot
St. Petersburg, June 9.The Asso
ciated Press is authorized to deny the
report that the resignation of the Gore
mykin cabinet has already been sub
mitted to the emperor.
Journal Special Service.
London, June 9.A mailed dispatch
from Odessa states that a serious re
took place there on May 27 in
the sapper battalion. The trouble arose
from Premier Goremykin's declaration
to the douma. Other regiments were
called upon to suppress the revolt.
Twenty-three of the sappers were shot,
seven being killed. Sixty-seven were
arrested, including two officers.
Czar May Yield.
St. Petersburg, June 9.The popular
expectation that a change of ministry
is imminent is fostered by the simul
taneous departure of Premier Goremy
kin and several leading members of the
council of the empire and other .trusted
advisers of Emperor Nicholas for a con
ference at Peterhof yesterday. The
cabinet as a whole was not summoned.
Ministers with whom the Associated
Press correspondent talked last evening
asserted that they did not ex
pect immediate developments.
The Associated Press learns that it
is true that t)ie government is seriously
considering bowing to the storm so far
as to adopt to a limited extent the
principle oi expropriation. In this pro
gram, forced expropriation will be
granted only in exceptional cases for
example, when land necessary to con
solidate scattered peasant holdings is
unobtainable. This slight
concession is a first definite step to
wards rapprochement.
Journal Special Service,
Bochester, N. Y., June 9.Charles
Herman, a Henrietta farmer, aged 60
years, has disappeared after having
been struck and seriously injured by an
automobile Thursday night. When last
seen the two automobilists who had ran
him down were ostensibly on their way
to a hospital with him, but so far as
can be learned he has not been seen at
any hospital in the county. The theory
is now held that the man died on the
way to the hospital and that the auto
mobilists left him by the road or threw
the body in the ^woods.
Christiania, June 9.Sweden will not
be represented at the coronation of
King Haakon VII on June 22. The
Swedish government desires that it be
understood that this decision is not the
result of ill will or as a breach of
friendly intercourse, but is dictated out
of regard "for King Oscar's personal
The situation has no historic parallel,
but it is considered lre as quite nat
ural that King Oscar should not per
mit a member of his dynasty to assist
at the coronation of his successor as
ruler of a portion of his former king
John D. Rockefeller, Jr., Back of
Scheme to Monopolize Whole
Rubber Industry.
Said to Be Back of Plan to Monopolise
World's Rubber Industry.
Journal Special Service.
New York, June 9.John D. Eocke
feller, Jr., and his brother-in-law, E.
B. Aldrich, son of Senator Aldrich,
have quietly planned to control the
output of rubber. Young Al
drich became interested in the manu
facture of rubber from the guayule
plant, which grows wild in Mexico and
other countries, and from which an in
ferior grade of rubber has been manu
factured in small quantities for years,
but on account of its inferiority to
the product of the rubber trees, has
never given the men in control of that
class of rubber any concern.
But Aldrich found that he could gain
control of a process by which this rub
ber could be refined to a grade equal
to the best para rubber at a nominal
cost, and para rubber at the time was
quoted at $1.38 per pound.
Planned a Trust.
The young man conceived a scheme
by which, thru the organization of a
company with a strong backing, the
guayule rubber production could be
monopolized, and then, by threatening
the market, the whole rubber industry
could be captured and one of the great
est and most profitable trusts in the
world formed.
He unfolded his plan to his brother
in-law, John D. Rockefeller, Jr., and
the astute mind of that young man
grasped the possibilities immediately.
Six months ago the Continental Rub
ber Company of America was quietly
launched in New Jersey. It was incor
porated with a capital of $30,000,000
and its incorporators were all dummies.
Immediately upon incorporation the
new concern took possession of the
largest part of the ninth floor of the
Trinity building and temporary offi
cers were installed.
Permanent Organization.
When the permanent organization is
effected this fall the world will know
that John D. Rockefeller, Jr., is presi
dent, Howard Page and W. H. Stayton,
vice presidents, and E. B. Aldrich,
treasurer. The board of directors will
include Thomas F. Ryan, Bernard Ba
ruch, the Guggenheims and members of
the board of directors of the Standard
Oil company.
tBrazil, the greatest of rubber coun
tries, is thousands of miles from New
York, and the headwaters of the Ama
zon river and its tributaries out of
easy communication, and when recently
rubber at the Para wharves broke from
$1.35 a pound to $1.20 the Brazilians
could not understand it.
Hungarian gtporteman Offensively
Rejects Cine ChallengeRe-
ceives 150 Others.'
Vienna, June 0.--Richard Zombory, a
well-known Hungarian sportsman re
siding at Budapest has placed himself
in the position.,of having to fight 151
duels, as the result of refusing to accept
a challenge from a bank clerk, whom
he insulted. On receipt of a challenge
from the latter, M. Zombory Bent back
word that the clerk's social position
precluded giving ^him the usual satis
faction. Thereupon 15Q officials of the
bank championed the cause of their of
fended colleague and promptly chal
lenged M. Zon&ory.
Six hundredjatta-four seconds held a
meting last niglt and arranged for the
duels to be f$gh with pistols. The
meetings will |ftke place Sunday night,
one after the other until satisfaction is
secured, one exchange of bullets being
made in each duel.
Marblehead Believed to Have Been
Ordered to Protect
Journal Special Service.
Panama, June 9.The cruiser Marble
head, anchored in this port, got urgent
sea orders yesterday and sailed
north, after taking on supplies. No in
formation was given out as to her des
tination, but it is thought she will pro
ceed to San Jose, Guatemala, to pro
tect American residents of that city, in
the event of fighting, and ^o capture the
Empire, the American ship now being
used by the revolutionists.
Mexico City, June 9.News from the
Guatemalan revolutionists operating in
the southern part of that republic is
that an American contingent, consisting
of 160 men enlisted in San Francisco,
are included in general Toledo's army.
These men, who are especially well
armed came down on the steamer Em
pire City, nowvcomposing practically the
navy of the revolutionists, and the first
warship ever ^employed in any Guate
malan war. Much-is expected of the
American fighters. An American named
Jlillsey is reported to be in dommand
of the revolutionary forces in the north
ern department of San Marcos.
Ocala, Fla., June 9.James Davis,
alias "Dago," the negro who, it was
charged, murdered a Mr. Russell and his
negro servant at Felicia, Tuesday, was
lynched at Inverness, Thursday night,
by masked men. The militia sent
from Brooksville to protect him arrived
too late.
Boston, June 9.The fifty-seventh an
nual session of the American Medical
association was adjourned yesterday at
the close of a four days' convention in
this city. The next annual session will
be held at Atlantic City, N. J. Most
of the 10,000 physicians who came to
attend the sessions will spend a few
more days in New England.
Grandpa Rockefeller to Grandpa AldrichThe boys will make quite a trust of that yet.
Dunn and "Jim" Peterson-Strike
a Snag in Negotiations O^er
a State Ticket.
Strongest Candidate for Governor, About S
Whom They Are Trying to
5 Build a Winning Slate. 8
Negotiations on the Jacobson slate
have been in progress in the past twen
ty-four hours. They are off, tempo
rarily, but may be resumed tonight or
The chief negotiators, B. C- Dunn of
Princeton and James A. Peterson of
Minneapolis, worked together the
greater part of last night to frame a
combination that could control the con
vention. Others sat in from time to
time. They failed to solve the problem,
and it has some difficulties that seem
Dunn claims to be for Jacobson, but
is more interested in the defeat of S.
G. Iverson and the nomination of Odin
Halden of Duluth for state auditor. He
is trying to bring about a Jacobson
Halden combination, but Jacobson and
his representatives so far have refused
to "dish" Iverson. It is also doubtful
whether Halden could deliver his
strength to Jacobson.
The slate-makers failed on this, and
also made poor progress on seoretary of
state and clerk of the supreme court.
They rejected Schmahl for secretary
because they wanted a Swede. Dunn
favored Molander, but his county is al
ready for Jacobson, and there are no
delegates he could deliver. Nelson had
considerable strength, but Dunn hates
Nelson, and absolutely refused to ac
cept him. There was also talk of
flomW&tirtg Fe^ejsv*. Hansofi-for that
piftce, birt Itwas&rdpped.
Couldn't Drop Pidgeon.
Dunn also wanted O. A. Pidgeon
shelved, bringing Lemon into the com
bination and gaining sixty-four votes
from Ramsey. For a time it seemed
that this might go thru, but obstacles
developed. Pidgeon has eighteen dele
gates in Wright, and some warm
friends among the Jacobson men in
the sixth district, who will not agree
to such a program. This also fell thru.
Peterson is figuring on getting
Dwinnell on the Jacobson slate, and so
getting the Lac qui Parle man some
strength in Hennepin. Sprague of Sauk
Center has been in the Jacobson camp
from the start, and his county is
instructed, but the needs of the situ
ation may force tjiem to take up some
one else. Every effort will be made
between now and Wednesday to make
up a combination that can swing the
545 votes. The Jacobson men want to
organize the convention and run iteighth
from the start. There are plenty of
candidates who want to get on the
Continued on 2d Page, 5th Column.
Chicago's Merchant Prince Paid
Taxes on Only,Fraction
of His Estate.
Journal Special Serrice.
Chicago, June 9." There are thou
sands in all classes of society in this
community and thruout the country
who escape the payment of their just
share of taxes on securities, so that
the owner of visible personal estate
and the owner of real estate, which can
not be hidden, is scientifically esti
mated to pay from two to five times
his just proportion of taxes in comriiuni
ties' like ours. This form of anarchism
is so common we seldom realize it.
So said Eugene E. Pressing, presi
dent of the Citizens' association, in
the course of a letter to the Cook coun
ty board of review yesterday.
"Do you wonder/' he asked, "that
securities are in demand and that real
estate is a drug on the market?"
Mr. Prussing did not deal ,in gener
alities. He pointed out the specific case
of the personal property estate of the
late Marshall Field and declared that
on the showing of the Field estate tax
schedule itBelf, recently filed. Mr.
Field was exempted annually from the
payment of taxes on $15,000,000 of per
sonal property.
Saved $3,000,000.
In ten years of such exemption, Mr.
Prussing estimates. Mr. Field actually
paid $,000,000 Jess into the public
treasury than he should have paid.
For ten years back, Mr. Field's per
sonal estate was assessed on a valua
tion of $2,500,000. The trustees of his
estate have just returned a personal
property schedule of $17,500,000.
It was not contended that in this Mr.
Field was unique. Even under the old
figures he was the heaviest taxpayer in
Chicago, and esteemed one of the most
It is admitted by the board that Mr.
Field did not pay taxes on all his per
sonal property. He refused to pay on
more than $2,500,000, sending word
thru his representatives that, if assessed
on more than this he would change his
residence to some other city, thereby
depriving Chicago of any personal tax.
The board chose to get what it could.
This haa been the policy of the board
with reference to dozens of rich Chi
cago men, who have made similar
Estates Tax Schedule.
On this year's assessment of $17,500,-
Mr.. Field's estate will pay
proximately oae-(5th o^tbe-wlwle^fir-
sonal property taxes of Cook'county.
Experts generally agree .that, this is
more than the Field estate's ihare.
Skulls Are Placed as Souvenirs
by Each PlateTable -Cloth
Is Black.
Journal Special Service.
Atlanta, Ga., June 9.Julius Brown,
son of the war governor of Georgia,
gave a dinner to celebrate his fifty
birthday, which was remark
able for its somberness. There were
twelve persons present, one of whom
was Governor Terrell. On the table
was a black velvet cloth. At each
cover was placed a black dinner card,
together with a figure of a Gibson girl
on another card.
A skull was by the side of each
plate, and suspended from the center
of the chandelier was a huge skull of
ashy white, under which on a black
pedestal sat the figure of a monk
draped in black.
At the end of each course a canale
was snuffed out. This continued until
at the close of the dinner there were
no lights except those in the corners
of the room.
Hostelries Barring Unaccompanied
Women After 6 p.m. to Be
Made to Suffer.
Journal Special Service.
Chicago, June 9.When certain fin
nicky hotels of New York city and
Niagara Falls refused to accept as a
guest Miss Mary E. Miller, a Chicago
lawyer, because when she arrived it
was after 6 o'clock at night and she
was unaccompanied, they little knew
what was in store for them. A strict
boycott of all such offending hotels and
their ungallant landlords by every club
woman in the land and prosecution ot
the offenders is the sweet revenge
planned by Miss Miller.
She introduced a resolution to that
effect yesterday at the second annual
convention of the National Business
Woman's league here. The resolutions
were adopted unanimously after Miss
Miller had related her unpleasant ex
perience. Several of the league mem
bers expressed their sympathy and m-
^iss Miller is president of the Illi
nois Women's league, as well as chair
man of the press committee and vice
chairman of the program committee of
the national organization.
St. Louis, Mo., June 9.While dress
ing f8r a party last evening, Miss An
nie Weisenborn, a prominent society
young woman of Belleville, 111., broke
nersfeft arm in trying to button her
shirtwaist up. the back. A physician
put the arm in a splints
With No Clue Except a Broktf
Watchchain, Police Are in
the Dark.
Inmates of Soldiers' Home Com*
Upon Body Near Mouth of
Minnehaha Greek.
Lured to a desolate spot on the banks ~l
of Minnehaha creek and shot down by
an assassin months ago, a man lay
dead, his body undiscovered in the ^S
dense woods until the swirling waters
carried the corpse to Minnehaha park,
It was found there late yesterday by
two inmates of the soldiers' home.
The discovery came by the merest ac
cident, but hasty investigation by ths
police and coroner revealed the faei
that murder had been done, and the
slayer probably safe from arrest.
The body was taken to the morgue
immediately after it was discovered,
and today Dr. E. H. Beckman and Dr.
Henry Noth performed an autopsy,
tracing the course of the fatal bullet
and establishing beyond a doubt that
the man had not inflicted the wonn^
with his own hand.
Course of Fatal Bullet.
The wound that caused death was
evidently made by a ball of large cali
ber. It had entered the right .side of
the skull toward the baek of the head,!
and had gone thru a large part of the
brain, Shattering the bones below that
The body was so badly decomposed^
however, that the physicians wer$
greatly hampered in their work and *V-
could not find the bullet. It is thoujfht f\
that it went thru the head, coming out"
near the left eye. Judging by th
course taken by the ball, the physi
cians are positivt that the man did not
fire the shot himself, but was shot down
from behind. Death must have come
Just when the men met his death
and who fired the shot the police may
never know. Hardly a clue has been
found, and the detectives admit that
they are working in the dark. No pa-^
per of mark of indentification waaf
found on the man's person. Bis clothes
aer plain and no not even bear the name
of the maker or seller. No persons who
have seen the body can say whethe/
they have -ever seen him before, and
relatives of missing persons have been
tho_joftQrgue only %o Jfty~ that they
never linew him. The morgue, as usu
al, has Japen .thronged with persons in
tent on identification.
In the Water Many Weeks.
According to the statement *of Coro
ner Kistler and other physicians, tha
body has been in the water many
weeks. They are also inclined to doubt,
the theory that the body was carried
over the falls, but think that the man
was murdered in the glen below th*
falls and the body washed a little fur
ther down when the flood came.
In some respects this murder resem
bles the murder of Buth Teachout, who
mether death only a short distance be
low the place where the body was found
yesterday. She was killed just two
years ago this week, and her body was
"found June 9 at the boom in St. Paul.
Altho in that case the police never
could get a clue that would throw ths
least light on the tragedy, the body was
unidentified by her parents. This new
ease promises to be even more myste
Found by Old Soldiers.
Two inmates of the Soldiers' Horns
were rowing about the flats that have
been flooded by the reeent rains, when,
they came upon the body, caught firmly
in the limb of the tree. The two old.,
soldiers lifted the object far enough
out of the water to be sure that it was
a human body, and in doing so, saw a
hole in the right temple that evidently
marked the path of a bullet. The bodjr
was so badly decomposed that recogni
tion would be scarcely possible, evem
The body is that of a man apparently
40 years of age. He had a light mus
tache. The man was five feet seven
inches high and weighed about 150
pounds. At the time of his death he
wore a dark suit of dothes, a brown
striped shirt without collar or cuffs, andj.
woollen underwear. Congress shoes andj
brown socks completed his clothing.*
Attached to the vest waa a broken gold
watch chain.
Broken Chain as Sole Clue.
On this piece of chain hangs the only,
chance of running down the man's mur
derers, if he was killed by another hand
than his own. The watch is gone and
the chain gives evidence that tho time
piece was wrenched off violently. The
chain will also aid in the identification,.,
and friends of the dead man, if# they
are ever found, can probably give a
good description of the watch.
Journal Special Serrie*.
New York, June 9.iKlaw ft En*
langer, heads of the theatrical syn
dicate, have obtained control of the
Hippodrome. John A. Drake, with,
John W. Gates, Harry S. Black and
several other capitalists, owns much of
the stock.
San Francisco, June 9.A 216-foot
mast has been erected on Russian Hill,
by a local wireless telegraph company."
It will be used as a station in this citjt
to connect with a branch of the same*
system in Colorado, connecting this*
coast with the east by wireless fgl
Pittsburg, 'one 9.X 10,000-gallon watte,
tank crashed down thru the tnree-ttory briclf.
building at 537*546 Liberty avenue late ye*.
terday, causing the rear wall to fan out ta-1
Injuring seven persons so that thay had t
taken to hospitals.

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