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PROSECUTION FOR GRAIN MEN, TOO Government Will Proceed Against Any Found Guilty of Violat ing Rebate Law. OASES TO BE LIKE THE STANDARD OIL A. B. Stickney Seeks Inquiry Into the Conditions in Omaha. Journal Special Bervloe. Chicago, June 29.A Washington special to the Tribune says: Not only will the government investigate the al leged grain elevator trust, as required by the La Toilette resolution adopted by the senate the other day, but it will prosecute any of those found guilty of violating the law, and will proceed against the combine itself if the facts warrant such action. It was disclosed yesterday that the administration intends to pursue the same policy toward the grain elevator interests that it has followed in the coal and oil investigations, which are being made by the interstate commerce Commission.' That is to say, it proposes to have the interstate commerce com mission furnish agents of the depart ment of iustice with a copy of all testi mony, which will be examined with a view to legal proceedings. Stickney Takes a Hand. Evidence is pouring in to the inter state commerce commission from vari ous sources. A. B. Stickney, president of the Chicago Great Western com pany, was in Washington a few days ago and conferred with the commission with a view to securing an investiga tion of the grain elevator service given by the Peavey company at Omaha, Kan sas City and Council Bluffs, and by the Trans-Mississippi Grain company at Council Bluffs and other points. Stickney charged that these corpora tions collf3ted toll from the railroads for the' elevation, transfer, loading or unloading of grain transported by rail roads, and declared that the Union Pa cific had entered into a secret contract with the Peavey company and the Trans Mississippi company to make them an allowance of 1}4 cents a hundred weight on all gram shipped to their ele vators and switched free for them only ^between Omaha and Council Bluffs. That Elevation Charge. Stickney further declared that the Contract is unlawful and licenses rob bery of the many for the benefit of the few. I other words, the transfer charge the elevator companies reoeive, he asserts is a rebate and, warrants the attention of-the government. In order to meet the rates by the "Union Pacific, the Chicago & North Western, the. Chicago, Burlington & Quincv, the Missouri Pacific, the Atchi son, Topaka & Santa Fe and the Chi cago, Bock Island & Pacific, whose lines parallel those of the Union Pa* ciflc, made secret agreements with large shippers of grain on their .respective lines which .amounted to 1% cents a The railroads thought to pay this concession out of the rate between the grain fields and Omaha and Kansas Cityin order to prevent the grain from stopping at those pointsbut paid It out of the thru rates from the grain fields to Chicago, St. Louis and the gulf ports. Stickney suggested that the result of this arrangement was to handicap all grain stopping at Omaha and Kansas City to the extent of 1% eents a hundredweight. Great Western Counters. "Under these conditions," he said, In a speech delivered at Omaha, a copy of which he left with the commission, ''in order to protect the grain mar kets of Omaha and Kansas City and to secure a fair share of the transporta tion of grain from Missouri river points to Chicago, Minneapolis and other points the Chicago Great Western company, which has no Unes west of the Missouri river, felt, compelled, both In the interest of justice to the grain dealers and the markets at Omaha and Kansas City and in its own interest, to make a similar allowance to ship ment between these points and more eastern markets reached by its lines on all grain which had not received such allowances like the Peavey grain between -the grain fields and Omaha and Kansas City." Says One Firm Lost $90,000. Mr. Stickney estimates that one con cern last year shipped 12.000 carloads of grain into Omaha, which cost it $90,000 more than a like quantiy ot grain would have cost the Peavey inter est and the Trans-Mississippi company. These two elevator companies are en titled to have grain arriving at Omaha Switched for nothing on six railroad lines to their elevators in Council Bluffs and switched for nothing from their elevators to any outgoing line. The other nine elevators in Omaha and Council Bluffs are -compelled to pay from $2 to $6 a car in order to get grain to their tracks, and the same Amounts for getting grain switched to outgoing lines, a discrimination of from $4 to $12 a oar. The interstate commerce commission had determined to investigate the re lations to the Peavey company and the Trans-Mississippi company with the Union Pacific and other lines before the La Follette resolution was passed. I It will not make a special inquiry into Btiokney'a charge in this respect, but Senate Yields on Cost of Inspec tion and House on Label Question. President Has Indicated that He Will Approve Measure as Agreed to. By W. W. Jermane. Washington, June 29.An agreement was reached on the meat inspection bill today, and all obstacles in the way of adjournment of congress tomorrow seem to be removed. The bill provides that the government pay the cost of inspection and that canned packages carry a label showing the date of packing. The senate yielded on the first and the house on the second. Representative Stevens of St. Paul, this morning accompanied a number of senators and representatives to the White House to ascertain what the president's position would be Regard ing the bill extending to thirty^s!* hours the time cattle may be kept in cars during shipment. The president indicated to his callers, who represent the great cattle sections of the country, that he would approve the bill. The conference report on the bill creating a bureau of naturalisation and immigration was adopted by the house today. This passes the bill. The house today adopted the confer ence report on the Lake Erie canal bill. This passes the bill. CLAPP TO HELP REVISE THE LAWS Minnesota Senator Appointed on Commission to Revise Na tion's Statutes. By W. W. Jermane. Washington, June 89.tienator C1*PP yesterday was appointed a member or a joint commission of senators ana rep resentatives to revise the laws of the United States. This commission will review the work of a commission of lawyers appointed, under an act passed in 1897. I will have before it about $.000 acta, divided into seventyxoine titles, coveting every division ana sob-: division of the federal statutes, ^ggur full congressional coanniaaion will not meet -until next fall. In the meantime, however, the individual members will be furnished with copies of the report of the lay commission with' vifew to familiarizing themselves with the vari ous branches of the work and to be prepared to suggest changes that may be deemed necessary berore congress Adopts the codification or revision. Each member of the commission will submit his views, and the full commis sion will then report to congress a bill or bills covering the revision and-Codi fication. HfflSWlKHS WANT MINE Fortune Bests Upon Court's Deoi sion in a Famous Ore Case at Duluth. Special to The'Journal. Duluth, Minn., June 29,The suit of the heirs of James M. Bogers against the Clark,-American and LeonaroT min ing companies, is on trial here and promises to be one of the most des perately fought cases this county1 ME A INSPECTION BILL FINALLY AGREED UPON has ever seen, rivaling even the Me&uqiey Bockefeller and Merritt-Bockefeller cases of nine, or ten years ago. The case is being heard oy Judge Cant and is a court and not a jury trial. The admission of evidence is very slow, because of the objections and Jong arguments. Ttie Rogers' heirs contend that the. title to the land where the mines are was obtained from them by fraud and misrepresentation and are seeki&r to recover it. If they win they wiuTradn hundreds of thousands of dollars. The Steel corporation lsgnbw mining the ore under lease from the dark Iron com pany. The^particular point now before the ccrart" is the admission of evU.eio.ee of the value of the property and whether the heirs should DO entitled to the value of the land lis win land as it was when tH|y deeded it as ttbn mines* James M. BoBert securedthe laiufb scrip obtained thru service In the nnioL army. He was a confederete first, bin. deserted and joihed the northern forces. BEV SB. VTlt. ALSZAVSEa DBAS, San Anaelmo, CaL, June 3K.Bev WUUam Alexander, P.D., Lt.D., professor of chorch history In the Presbyterian Theological Sem inary, died at bis home here today. He was born In Pennsylvania in 1B31'. Be graduated from Jefferson college In 1868 and from Prince Ion Theological seminary in 1861. Los Angeles, June 28.Blood conditions In the lower Colorado river are worse sow than at any other time this season*. The flood is cnosettby melting rctornuii se&. ani lug at the rate of Vk Inches a day. 'ink JDETOS D. JPTODY, Who W1U BeOne of the'jsW in the Btsainft Oil ZlgMt, MINNEAPOLIS I AN AS TfiltST FIGHTER Milton D. Purdy Participates in Trust Conference at the White House, i Washington, June 29, A conference was held at the Wbits House yesterday afternoon in which AttoraeyGeneral Moody, Assistant Attorney General Purdy. Messrs, Kellogg and Morrison, special counsel in the case connected with the investigation of Standard Oil affairs, participated with the president. The anti-trust phase of the question was under consideration. It was said that this question was, still in the course of investigation and that no con erosion has yet been arrived at. DOUBLE SEOOTZZrO. 7H*t FRIDAY EVENING,VJUNE 29^1906. RATE BILL IN EFIECT IN dO MIS ,l'.--.-i rut '-ti^yi rr :& & Senate Brings Railroad Rate Fight to EndMeasure to i*Pi senatesixty has also .the con ference report on th*e pure-food bill, and:$^nojft goes .to he. house -Wa*JtBton, #une 29.The fifty-' eight^^iflongress^'vstjll be a $2,000,000,000 affait )#h# it ends on March 4 next. Theiva^Dropriations for this, the first sessjqn^alrTeady aggregate $881,741,513. Thi*sdaes .not include additions made by theeeh&te. The house committee on appropria tions began the session by cutting down the appropriations everywhere, but oven with this & has- been found impossible to keep below the billion dollar mark. The house leaders -early realized that a good showing had to' be made to the country in. view- of the forthcoming congressional elections. Because of this forced 'desire to economise for political reasons no river 'and harbor bill was provided at-this session. The river and harbor bill,which" will be reported at the second session, will be twice as large as it Should bq, but by that time the new congressmen will have been elected. The first billion dollar congress was in the early Seed days. This enormous apt propriatlon of public money caused much adverse comment. Speaker Beed. when criticized for permitting congress to make appropriations aggregating a billion dollars, answered his critics by Saying: "This is a billion dollar country." There have been no extraordinary contingencies during this session to cail for large exppnditu*e except the ap propriation of $2,500,000 for the .relief of sufferers -in California. The appro- Sitions Hsslaton, P*., Jut* !.jpfriralo Manrtpsoo went to the home ot htf daughter, Mrs. Joseph Withe, at West fiaatetdb, hat right, and- shot hw in the bMO. wouatfa hnsbwd seised 1000 extra.appropriation for isthmian MaHteano *&, swwtintjhe latter'a revolver, canal. 8HJ0&OQQr toi^atly Wftd Mfik 4hte will '*H ewer. The fhootfaf waa daa. the saa-kHaw j*tUM, to tK elopetoent ot the daulbta Vltb am three jnon^ha ago. After ?meBhoottnK Withe gave himself a to the jwpee. session. riations to d*ste, without counting add by the senate, are: Appropriations to Date. Permanent annual, $145,000,000 post offices. $195,372,848: pensions, $140,- 000,000 naval $99y7B4,215 army, $71,- 000/100 fortifications. $4,838,993 mili tary academy, 2.250,000 sundry civil, $94,342,156: legislative, executive and judiciary, $29?134,iai .District of Co lumbia, $li*6I*523$ urgent deficiency, $15,216,103 general deficiency, $10,300,- 00Q art$fufforil, $9,500,000 Indian, 7,785,528 mt diplomatic and consular, 2,744,96% public buildings, $21,000, minor ^acts car will bring th^ total dollar mark for the Charming Romance LightniiiiiPkActi^ Mystery ?w- s$k&?& wisxm TheSThird of athel Famous $150,000 Series of" New"'Novels. .DELIVERED TqJfOUR HOME v*i 3u X?S A 3 7, Washington, June^f-At-3 pirn, the senate agreed to' ,tn.e=S?5n.:exen.ce report on the railroad rate Sill, which passes the measure. 'J"' The senate has passed the joint res olution wiUch makes the rate bill go 4ntpeffeo dajjJadopterd afte passage. Harry Thaw Proves, Aid for So- r:yrciety for Prevention of i Vice. President of the Society Expreses Belief in the Murderer's Sincerity. Tou/.tal Special ,Servioe. New York, June 29.^Harry K. Thaw sent a message from the Tombs yester day, to Anthony Comstock, president of the Society for the Suppression of Vice, saying he had received a letter which it would pay Mr. Comstock to investi gate. An agent, of the society called upon Thaw, Tiut was not admitted at that time. As a result.of Thaw's message to Mr. Comstock, the latter gave out a further statement bearing on the Thaw-White ease and New York city's libertines. He said: I am ready to go before the grand jury at any moment and in that sitae I shall give thm every scrap of evi dence in my .possession bearing on this case and on the hideous network of vice in this city, which in its horror excels the worst excesses of Eome in the sixth century. What Thaw Told Comstock. "Three men, all three being White's closest friends, were named in addition to White in the statement made to me by Thaw on his first visit to me eight een months ago. He told me that V?hite was engaged in the business of corrupt ing an*!, bringing complete ruin upon girls. He named the three other men as associates of White. He told me that his sole purpose in asking my aid was to expose Stanford White and his as sociates and save other girls from moral .destruction^ 'Mr. Thaw's storyhis descriptions of the acts said have bee perpe trated by White1 3 ito his studion of the orgies in which Stanford White and his friends took partwas clear and ex plicit. He furnished the name of every girl whom he said had fallen ^.nto the. power of White and the men around Mm. Mr. Thaw called on me again and again and each time had more data. "It is a remarkable fact, however, that he never once referred to his wife in any of our interviews and, indeed the first intimatioil I had of her con nection with the case was when the newspapers told me the "Story of rthe murder. -"Thru many months we were- work- ing* on the evidence Supplied by Mr. T&w. I-nave already said that we Continued on 2d Page, 4th Column, MAX PBMBERTON'S BRILLIANT ROMANCE &+- T^-^i'""'"'^ ^^f^^S^^f- r:o" PRICE ONE CENT IN MINNEAPOLIS.. VICE RAGES IN GOTHAM STHAW PLEADS NOT GUILTY ANTHONY, COMSTOCK, Who Acknowledges' Thaw's Aid in Oam paign Against Vice.. :*/tt::#:*^ GOVERNOR WIRES FRISCO PROTEST Asks Gov. Pardee to Have Flour Distributed as Givers Intended. Governor J. A. Johnson today wired a formal protest to Governor George C. Pardee of California, at Sacramento, andto Mayor Schmitz of San Francisco, against the sale of Minneapolis flour which was .donated for the earthquake sufferers. Governor Johnson's action was taken in response to the telegram received by him from William C. Edgar, chair man of the Minneapolis relief commit tee. Governor Johnson's-telegram was as follows Gltizeaa ot Minneapolis donated 50,000 sacks of flour for free distribution among the needy BUflerers of California disas ter. They protest against the sate or de livery of this flour and insist on its dis tribution as Intended, and with them I earnestly -Join in this protestJohn A. Johnson, Governor. Mr. Edgar's, tetegraia ta Governor Johnson, which prompted the gover nor's message to California, was as follows: Acting: on assurance of Red Cross thai flour would be received and distributed, we shipped .50^000 sacks by direct order of Red Cross agent at San Francisco, with, understanding it would be given to sufferers. Am informed that this was sold as oondemned flour on ISth to local speculators. I Implore you to protest against its delivery and to insist that it be liteiattUy given to the poor who are in immediate need of It or turned over to ow, onto*-- tlia/t -we zn^y so dtetrtbut^ It thru other channels.Williftrn C. Bdg&r, Chairman Minneapolis ReMef Committee!. I consider the sale of the Minne sota donation of flour nothing short ot an outrage," was the- remark of Gov ernor Johnson in discussing the matter 4his morning. BBRLEM1LS0' AIDED FLETCHER Maine Man Did Much to Get Money for Minneapolis Postoffice Site. Washington, June 29.Representa- tive Burleigh of Maine was another member of the committee on public buudingaandgrounds who helped "Un- cle LoreM" Fletcher get the house ap propriation' of $250,00() for the purchase of a site for the new Minneapolis post- ,o&ice building. ''Burleigh probably did as much to help JJUetdher ffet his appropriation as any other member of the committee,'* said a member familiar with the affilia tions of the many members of the house. "Burleigh is a Maine man and so is Pletoher, which jJJrpiains Burleigh's rifciidship for the fMi&neapoliB coxurrese mau and his desire to help the Tatter along." Kr. Fletcher's repudiation' of the help afforded him by Mr. Andrus and other members of the committee is somewnat- surprrsijig to persons he*e who havef watched the campaign for the Minneapolis appropriation. It is a well known fact that when a member of .the house is not a member of a committee which hair charge of a certain measure in which he.is interested, he has to let someone who is on the committee man age it before that bod. If a member hasn't a friend on this committee to whom he can go and ask favors he is badly off indeed, so far as getting legis lation for his district is concerned. ,"Youv got to, have friends on the committees to push your matters for yoTi,** is Mi way one member expressed it today." It 1inea le J -rif -*-'5M "I Wealthy Murderer Is Arraigned on Charge of Killing Stan ford White. -V* HE BITTERS HIS PLEA BUT WITH RESE&VATIC May Be Withdrawn ISTea^ Tuesday if. the Prisoner Should Wish."', .s% New York, June 29.Harry K. Thair entered a formal plea of not guilty when arraigned on a charge of murder in the court of general sessions today* The plea was entered with a reserva tion that it may be withdrawn on Tues day nexv. An announcement that the defense will make "emotional insanity" the basis for its fight for the release of Harry K. Thaw, indicted for the mur der of Stanford White, sets at rest the speculation on this point today Justifiable homicide and the straight! of insanity were suggested as a of defense, out Thaw himself made the insanity move impossible by his refusal to consider it,, and by declining to allow alienists to question him. It will not be claimed that the younz man is insane now. Such a plea would mean a sentence to the asylum for criminal insane at Matteawan. This new. line means a trial, and if the plea of "emotional insanity" is Ttistined, Thaw will be a free man. The, defense, also, it has been annouafifidL plans to bring out the whole story of White's life, of his relations with Bve^r lyn Nesbit before she married Thaw.* and of his subsequent actions, which the defense claims annoyed. Mrs. Thaw and goaded the husband on to the shooting. Jerome May Try Case. J^J District Attorney Jerome-, who is on" his vacation, left Cape Breton yester day for New York. The arraignment of Thaw today in the court of special sessions is simply for the purpose off receiving the prisoner's plea a **w guilty," and Mr. Jerome's return it ia expected will hurry the actual trial. It is suggested today that the district attorney may personally conduct the prosecution. Mrs. Thaw will be a witness for her husband at the trial. She has declared her willingness to, tell all she knows. She fully realizes that in doing so she will subject herself to a searching' examination. Thaw A1W*TB Carrie* (BUflt?* TSs#^hawbought a revolver to WD White, or that the killing was premedi tated, will be denied. The defense ia prepared to prove that Thaw has been accustomed for more than two years to carry a revolver. About two years ago, according-to evidence, Thaw was attacked by thugs while out late one night, and since that time has carried a weapon. Thaw's action in telephoning Antho ny Comstock yesterday aroused inter est. Mr. Comstock, in an interview, is quoted as saying that he is willing to appear for the defense if called upon, and Rive evidence as -to "White' con duct. ^,.xt Mrs. Thaw Ifeints. The strain of yesterday's proceed ings seriously affected Mrs. Thaw. She had hardly reached her apartments when she fainted, and it was necessary to call a physician to revive her. *4 Prison Discipline Hard. 1 *f Thaw has had several unpleasant ex* periences with prison discipline since his confinement in the Tombs but his keepers say that on each occasion he has met them gracefully. He had con siderable difficulty in getting sleer last night because- of the intenso heal in his cell and about midnight called a keeper and. asked permission to walk it the corridors. "I'm used to night air, you know, and this is pretty hard on ine," said the prisoner in making th4 request. "I 'm sorry," replied the keeper.'? "but the regulations forbid prisoners' leaving their cells during the night.'' "Then I guess I don't walk," was Thaw's comment as he turnedto his cot* Had to Go Hungry. \i An hour later he told the keeper he was hungry and asked for a lunch, but again the prison regulations were called to his attention. "Then I don* eat, either," said Thaw with a smile and si few minutes later ho was sound He was up early this morning and by the time the gong sounded 7 o'eloe&f was ready for the morning exercise in the corridor. Talking to one of. tfctf keepers about the exercises he got im prison, he said it was hardly enough for. nim, aa he had been in the habit o Se ringing Indian clubs every morning asked if it would not be possible for arrangements-to be made for him to have either a pair of clubs or dumb bells brought to him so that he essW have, more exercise. "Not on this tier," was the keeper'i diplomatic way of informing Thaw that! prisoners charged with murder are not' allowed to have, weapons of any kind ox anything else with which thev might? possibly do themselves or others so! injury. H,g In Bridge of Sighs.^ While waiting for the opening of court, Thaw sat near an open window in the Bridge of Sighs, which connects the prison with the criminal-court build ing. He talked freely with newspaper^ Continued on Sd Page, 6th Column. Commences in The Sunday Journal, Next Sunday. !&