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lAR ON GOALTRUST
THREAT OF MOODY
Attorney General Promises Prose
cution if the Investigation
Shows Monopoly.
EEBATES, NOT TARIFF,
AS MOTHER OF TRUSTS
Railroad Rate Discrimination,
Says Attorney General, Is
the Great Evil.
Boston Novj.1.In political speeches
5erarepublican
I
it Tallies at Beverly and Sa
fast night, Attorney General Will
iam H. Moody said that he was investi
gating "the great and powerful coal
and oil combinations" and that if he
found evidence of illegal combination
he would "proceed without regard to
personal or political consequences."
Mr Moody spoke in part as follows:
A few weelts ago Mr. Bryan said
that the trusts were the paramount 18-
fue. I am not quite sure that he is
Hot right. He expressly congratulated
President Eoosevelt on the steps he
had taken in the enforcement of the
anti-trust laws.
We are in the midst of great indus
trial activities and prosperity. Great
evils are arising out of this condition,
and President Eoosevelt is determined
to remedy it if a remedy can be found.
Must Obey Laws.
"The great industries are no longer
conducted by the individual, but Dy
organized capital. Organized capital
in modern industries is a necessity.
The organization of labor and the or
anization of capital are here to stav,
ut we have the right to ask both that
they shall obey the laws of the land.
''When the combination of wealth
obtains great poweras it willit de
stroy the individual initiative, disturbs
the normal growth of commerce and
{iave
ometmes the government. I myself
seen written on a sheet of paper
the price of killing off a competition.
I have seen the cost of driving out of
business the bold independent and the
division among all the confederates.
It is not -wise that the people let any
combination like this exist.
Rebate Mother of Trusts.
"Mr. Havemeyer, the sugar man.
Says that the tariff is the mother or
tniBts. It is not the tariff that is the
mother of trustsit is the railroad re
bate that is the mother of trusts and
of its collateral relatives.''
Mr. Moody, who was speaking par
ticularly for the re-election of Eepre
entative Augustus P. Gardner in the
sixth Massachusetts district explained
that he was there at the expressed and
earnest request of President Eoosevelt.
He added:
Emissary of Presfdeirt.
"The president has made it mani
fest that it is his earnest desire that
the republican nominees should be
elected and that the next house should
be in harmony with him."
After pointing out the results that
would follow the election of a demo
cratic house, the attorney general said:
"Can any sane man doubt under
Buch circumstances, that the whole
power of the house of representatives
would be exerted to thwart the presi
dent in the measures which he pro
fiosed and to render the rest of his
erm of office entirely insigniflcent
LAWRENCE STUDENTS PAY
Faculty Wins
"Freshies'
BRITISH STEAMER BURNS.
Queenstcmn, NOT. 1.-The British steamer
Veaamoie from Baltimore Oct 20 for Liverpool
passed Klnsale Head thla morning and signaled
lhi she saw the British steamer Nemea aban
doned and on Are In latitude 51 north and lon
fltude 15 weBt. The crew of the Nemea with
he exception of two men who were lost were
taken on board the Vedamore.
FINDS MISSING LINK,
fournal Special Service.
Melbourne, NOT. 1.Professor Klaatsch the
explo er, has discovered the missing link be
tween man and ape. This Is an aboriginal
woman at Port Darwin, in northern Australia,
fhe has feet like hands. Professoi Klaatsch has
taken plaster casts and photographs. He de
clares the discovery Is of extraoidlnary bio
logical Interest
ANTI-LYNCH BUREAU FORMS,
fournal Special Service.
Guthrie, Okla Nov. 1.Charles H. Filson,
territorial secietary, has granted a charter to
the State Antl Lynch Law Bureau, backed by
leading negroes of the two territories, the latest
protective organization among the people of that
frace. It has headquarters here and is capital
tied at $25,000. His object is stated to be to
prevent ijnchlngs and ptevent the crimes which
lead to and cause lynchlngs.
GUILTY SHIP DISCOVERED.
Ostepd. Nov. 1.The vessel which collided
With the German steamer Hermann In the chan
nel Oct. 28, sinking the Hermann and drowning
twenty-three of her crew, was the German ship
Peter Rickmers, which arrived at Flushing to
day, damaged and leaking.
lVi ':*3&_ GEORGE ADE TO WED SINGER.
Journal Special Service.
i h|y W. Savage'"s. office that George Ade, the
&?wrl
gnt and
n
$ ft A*
W
its Fight
and "Sophs."
with
Appleton, Wis., Nov. 1.Three hun
dred striking and suspended Lawrence
university freshmen and sophomores
capitulated today. Peace envoys were
sent to President Plantz to announce
that they were prepared to pay the $27
assessed by the university for damage
done to college property in recent class
affrays. The money was paid and the
Students were reinstated.
TAKE BODY FROM LAKE
Charles Charman, a Washington County
Farmer, Found Drowned.
Stillwater Minn., Nov. 1.The life
less body of Charles Chapman, a farm
er of the town of May, was found yes
terday in Big Lake, in the northern
part of Washington county.
Just how he met his death is not
known, but it is supposed he was out
in a boat which capsized. He had a
wife and two children.
is engaged to marry Mis
43. Helen Hale, the wealthy college graduate, who
sung in several Savage operas.
Nov !B'hops of the Metho
METHODIST BISHOPS MEET.
M. ^aa}0'
N i
,on
8
appropriation of
dlst Eptscoppl church froem all parts of the world
met here this mornhieb with the ministers and
laymen constituting the general missionary
i committeec of the church. One of the most im-
?1,500,000
th
for missionary work.
J* WARSHIP ASHORE.
Shanghai, Nov. 1.The Chinese warship Chin
Wa Is ashore off the entrance of the river As
sistance has teen sent to her.
INFERNAL MACHINE
SET FOR ENGINEER
Bullet Strikes Ohio Man in Cheek,
but Dynamite Fails to
Explode.
Akron, Ohio, Nov. 1.Andrew Mc
intosh, aged 40, a Baltimore & Ohio en
gineer, had a narrow escape from death
an infernal machine.
A 38-caliber revolver, packed with
explosive powder in a small box, and
ten sticks of dynamite were concealed
in a tool box in Mcintosh's coalhouse.
The trigger of the pistol was fastened
to the lid of the box.
When Mcintosh opened the lid the
machine let go and the bullet struck
Mcintosh in the left cheek. Mcin
tosh was burned by the powder, and
the dynamite was thrown to all parts
of the coalhouse, but did not explode.
Mcintosh's injuries are not serious.
He says he knows of no enemies. The
police have a clue. Had the dyna
mite exploded great damage to
Eroperty would have followed, as many
ouses are in close proximity.
VOTERS DENIED PASSES
Kansas Railroads Itecide to Eliminate
All Free Transportation.
Topeka, Kan., Nov. 1.It was stated
at the republican state headquarters
here today that the railroads have re
fused to grant the usual courtesy of
free passes to persons desiring to go
home to vote. This will affect princi
pally employees at state institutions
and students in the universities and
colleges. It is said that all the rail
roads have united in this move and that
it is the preliminary step in the com
plete elimination of free passes in Kan
sas to take effect Jan. 1, anticipating
the proposed state anti-pass law.
EARLE HEADS COMPANY
Receiver of Institution Hippie Wrecked
Resurrects the Concern.
Philadelphia, Nov. 1.Under the
presidency of George H. Earle, Jr., the
Real Estate Trust company of this city,
which failed Aug. 28, reopened for bus
iness today.
The company failed because of finan
cial irregularities on the part of Frank
K. Hippie, its president, who before the
failure committed suicide. Earle was
appointed receiver and the concern
opened under a reorganization plan.
More than $600,000 was deposited in
the first hour of business.
BARS LOWERED TO WOMEN
University of Pennsylvania to Provide
College for Co-eds,
Journal Special Service.
Philadelphia, Nov. 1.Having been
known for 157 years of its existence
as a school from which women are
barred, the University of Pennsylvania
will remove the restrictions Jan. 1, af
ter which time women will be placed
in the same category as men and grant
ed the right to take up the same
studies and earn the same degrees.
Pennsylvania will not become a co-edu
cational institution, however the trus
tees wishing to avoid this, having de
cided to install a complete and entirely
separate college for women.
COAL EXPORTS BOOM
Tifty Cargoes Leave British Parts on
Abolition of Coal Duty.
London, Nov. l.The abolition of
the export duty on coal, which became
effective at midnight, was tire signal
for the sailing this morning of hun
dreds of coal laden vessels bound^for
foreign ports. No less than, fifty left
the Bristol channel alone.
COUSIN JOHN BULL IN A NEW ROLE
LOR', JOHN, WHAT A SCARE YOU DO GIVE ONE!"
SOUTHERN FRANCE
IS STORM SWEPT
Great Damage Done to Property
at NiceMany Vessels
Wrecked.
Paris, Nov. 1.A violent storm has
swept over southern France, accompa
nied by heavy snow on the coast and
a tidal wave at Toulon, which prevents
Admiral Touchard's squadron from
coaling.
Many small craft were torn from
their anchorages and wrecked, and the
quays were flooded. Nice suffered most
severely, the famous Promenade des
Anglais and the neighboring streets be
ing nnder water a foot deep. The
shops there were so badly flooded that
the contents of some of them were to
tally destroyed. It is estimated that
the damage done will amount to an
enormous sum.
Saint Raphael. France, Nov. 1.A
storm here today destroyed the jetties
and carried away a bridge, the waves
breaking about 150 yards inland. Three
small steamers and many fishing vessels
were wrecked, but there was no loss of
life. THE WHITEHOUSE PROGRAM
List of Receptions and Dinners for Sea
son of 1906-7.
Washington. Nov. I.The following
program of the receptions and dinners
at the White House for the season of
1906-7 has been announced: Dec. 13,
Thursday, cabinet dinner, 8 p.m. Jan,
1, Tuesday, New Year's reception, 11
a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Jan. 3, Thursday, dip
lomatic reception, 9 to 10:30 p.m. Jan.
10, Thursday, diplomatic dinner, 8 p.m.:
Jan. 17, Thursday, judicial reception, 9
to 10:30 p.m. Jan. 24, Thursday, su
preme court dinner, 8 p.m.j Jan. 31
Thursday, congressional reception, 9 to
10:30 p.m. Feb. 7, army and navy re
ception, 9 to 10:30 p.m.
COTTON IN WEST INDIES
British Colonial Secretary to Study Its
Possibilities.
if
London, Nov. 1.WinBton Spencer
Churchill, parliamentary secretary of
the colonial office is going to the West
Indies at about Christmas to study the
resources of the islands, especially the
prospects of extending ootton growing,
with a view to possible government
aid. The duke of Marlborough and Sir
Alfred Jones, president of the Liver
pool Chamber of Commercej and others
interested in the islands will accompa
ny Mr. Churchill.
W^hington, Nov. 1.A curious re
sult4 of thfi reisent adoption by the
tTnircdJ States aftny of -the system of
identification ly finger prints, just re
ported to therf^ar department, was the
diScovery^irt-Jhe TJ^rson of a soldier at
Fort Leavenworth of a British mur
derer for^'Whonl the Scotland Yards
authorities have'long been looking.
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GIANT BATTLESHIP
PLANNEDJOR U.S.
J- i" t-f-
Constructorsfeufotntt^Sealed Plans
for Monster Floating
Fortress.
Washington, Nov. 1.Plans for the
proposed giant battleship were submit
ted to the secretary of the navy today
by constructors who have Availed them
selves of the opportunity to compete
for the battleship.
Very little is known of any plans
for the monster which it is assumed
will have a displacement of at least
20,000 tons. AH plans are to be sub
mitted to congress, which is to pass
on the navy department's action.
Indeflniteness marked every part of
the appropriation bill relating to the
new warship which is described by the
bill as a "first-class battleship, carry
ing as heavy armor and as powerful
armament as any known of its class,
highest practicable speed and greatest
practicable radius of action and to cost
exclusive of armament and armor not
exceeding $6,000,000.''
REVELERS FATALLY SHOT
Halloween Prank Will Result in Death
of Ohioans.
Huntington, W. Va., Nov. 1.Harlow
Smith and Robert Riley were fatally
shot and George Whitley seriously
wounded while celebrating halloween
at Bradrick, Ohio, opposite the city, to
day. They were bombarding an out
house when a man with a shotgun ap
peared behind it and fired at them from
a distance of only a few yards. It is
not positively known wno did the
shooting and no arrests have been
made.
SLAYS WJFE AND HIMSELF
Jealous Connecticut Man Gashes
Throats After Quarrel.
Shelton, Conn., Nov. 1.The bodies
of Charles Quazea and his wife were
today found dead in their home with
their throats cut. The husband mur
dered his wife after a quarrel and then
gashed his own throat. Jealousy was
the cause.
MB. HOAR XS NEAR DEATH.
Worcester, Mass., Nov. 1.Congress
man Hoar today is unconscious and
steadily sinking. It is considered doubt
ful whether he can live thru the day.
GIVEN LITE SENTENCE.
Atlanta, Ga., Nor. 1.Alex. Walker, the
Brownsville negro on trial for the murder of
County Policeman J. L. Heard, was found guilty
with a recommendation of mercy and waa sen
tenced to life Imprisonment.
FINGER PRINTS REVEAL MURDERER
FUGITIVE IS FOUND BY ACCIDENT
UNITED STATES SOLDIER IS FOUND TO BE THE MAN WANTED BY
SCOTLAND YARD FOR AN ATROCIOUS CRIME, f-
States penitentiary for a military*
crime. In prison he was well behaved
and liked, but when the warden,, folr
lowing the general order to take the
finger-print records of all soldiers,?at
tempted to secure an impression of this
man's digits, he met with .violent i&
sistance.
Suspecting that this ^resistance ^JWUL
jThe man was a prisoner in -the United based upon the man's previous knowl-
MARSHALS KILLED
FIGHTING BANDITS
Washington Authorities Fired On
by Ambushed RobbersOne
of the Latter Slain.
Sheriff, Shot Twice, Continues the
Battle, Bagging Two
Desperadoes.
Prosser, Wash., Nov. 1.There was
a desperate battle hear Kennewick yes
terday between officers and burglars
who robbed two stores in that town
Tuesday night.
The officers were led by Sheriff Mc
Neil of Prosser, who came on the rob
bers unawares in the bush. They were
five or six in number and at once com
menced firing.
Marshal Michael Glover of Kenne
wick was instantly killed and Joseph
Halsey, his deputy, was fatally wound
ed. Sheriff McNeil was shot twice but
not dangerously hurt.
After being shot the sheriff emptied
his gun at the Tobbers, killing one and
finally capturing another.
The gang of burglars is thought to
have had a rendezvous at Kennewick
for the purpose of holding up a North
ern Pacific train.
The captured robber says he is Rob
ert Layton, aged 16 years. He revealed
the identity of the dead desperado as
Jacob Lake, recently a convict in the
penitentiary at Walla Walla.
MILLIONS AT STAKE
IN SHIPPERS' SUITS
Sum Involved in Action Enough
to Bankrupt Railways
of Illinois.
Journal Special Service.
Chicago, Nov. 1.If Rudolph M. Pat
terson^ former assistant state dairy
commissioner, his associates in the Illi
nois Freight Audit company and their
numerous lawyers carry to a successful
end the campaign they have begun
against the railways of Illinois for
damages for alleged overcharges in vio
lation of the long and short haul clause
of the state law they will never have
to work any more.
Mr. Patterson announces that the
company expects to bring, on behalf
of Illinois shippers, suits for over
charges and damages aggregating $30,-
000,000. This, was after he had stated
on the witness stand in Justice Mar
tin's court during the trial of a suit
against the Chicago & Altopi that he
and his, associates get 50 per centx-of
every bill collected.
Oigantic Hold-up, Her Says.
Mr. Patterson further asserted that
if shippers continue to send in bills at
the rate they have been, his company
and the shippers it represents will soon
be in a position, by bringing both
civil and criminal actions for over
charges to "bankrupt every railroad in
Illinois.''
Mr. Felton, president of the Alton,
three days ago swore in court that the
Audit company is engaged in an at
tempt to perpetrate a ''hold-up'' on a
gigantic scale.
While the roads have disregarded
the long and short haul clause ever
since it was passed, thirty-three years
ago, under the statutes of limitations
shippers can only recover for over
charges durirrg the last five years. Pat
terson says he has received excessive
bills paid by 15,000 shippers during this
period, aggregating $2,500,000 and esti
mates that the total number in exist
ence aggregates $10,000,000. He pro
poses in every case to sue, as the stat
ute permits, for three times the face
of the alleged excessive bills.
FIRE HOSE ROUTS A MOB
Excited Crowd Drawn by Sensational
Crime, Dispersed by Water.
El Paso, Texas/Nov. 1.Three bodies
are in the morgue and two wounded
persons in a hospital as the result of a
murder here yesterday, followed by an
exchange of shots between the mur
derer and policemen.
Manuel Rodriguez killed his wife
when she returned home and found him
in company with another woman. Rod
riguez and Chana Rimiera, the woman
with him, were killed and City Detect
ive George Harold and Jack Glover, a
negro, wounded in the fight that en
sued.
The fire department was called out
and dispersed the excited crowd that
had collected by pouring water on it
from a hose.
PEOPLE'S PALACE OPENED
Largest Lodging House in World Com
pleted by Boston Salvation Army.
Boston, Nov. 1.What is claimed to
be the largest lodging house in the
world was thrown open to workingmen
today. It is known as the People's Pal
ace and was erected by the Salvation
Army in the South End at a cost of
$240,000. It is five stories in height
and contains 287 lodging rooms, reading
ana social rooms/ a swimming pool and
baggage rooms.
Attached to the hotel will be a free
labor bureau for the registry of unem
ployed, a free legal bureau for the pros
ecution of petty cases for the poor and
a free dispensary.
edge of the use to which these finger
prints might be put, and that his rec
ord was bad, the warden sent copies
of the print to the police authorities
of a number of cities. Within a com
paratively short time Scotland Sards
jreported that the man had vdmraitted
an atrocious murder in Morta that he
had been sentenced to^life imprison
ment and had escaped to Americift^
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DR. JULIAN P. THOMAS.
New York Physician, Who Was Dragged
Half a Mile at Terrific Speed by Run
away Balloon, Escaping Almost Unhurt.
ESCAPES SIBERIA
IN WATER CASK
Dread Terrorist of Days of Plehve
Is Again Free from
Exile.
St. Petersburg, Nov. 1.Gferschunin,
one of the most famous terrorists, head
of the terrorist fighting organization
in the Sipiaguine and Plehve regimes,
has escaped from Siberia, concealed in a
water cask. His disappearance is a se
rious menace to personages whose lives
the terrorists are now seeking, as he is
a skilled organizer and one of the most
remarkable men the revolution has pro
duced.
Gerschnnin, who is a Jew, was ocn
demned to imprisonment for complicity
in the assassination of Minister of the
Interior Sipiaguine ana' the attempt on
the life of M. Pobiedonostsef, late pro
curator general of the holy synod. He
was sent to the silver mines at Akatui
on the Mongolan frontier of Siberia
when the Schlusselburg fortress was
closed as a prison for political offend
ers Feb. 13.
One of Gers'^hunin's comrades, named
Melnikoff, escaped from the mines two
months ago ana the governor of Akatui
says he cannot guarantee the safekeep
ing of Sasanoff and Sikorifsky, the
other terrorists implicated in. toe as
sassination of M. Plehve, because of the
revolutionary agenjfs who arranged the
escape of Gerschunin and Melnikoff are
lavishly supplied with money,and have
the sympathy of the whole population.
Lieutenant Dalgeieff of the Kushka
regiment has been sentenced to twelve
years' imprisonment in the mines for
organizing a mutiny at the fortress of
Kushka.
Conscripts Defy Officers.
Saratov, Nov. 1.Six hundred con
scripts who were summoned for service
appeared at headquarters today singing
revolutionary songs and defied their
officers. Many rtof'
rested.
the men were ar-
MICE ATE THE EVIDENCE
Rodents Devour "Speak Easy" Sand
wich, Aiding Man at Bar.
Los Angeles, Cal., Nov. 1.Mice ate
the sandwich which the police needed
as evidence against Gus Baggia'na, a
restauranteur, and he escaped with a
$5 fine. Detectives who are pushing
the Sunday closing crusade against
"speak-easies" that .sell a diminutive
piece of cheese and a couple of pieces
of bread as atf excuse for disposing of
beer had seized the overworked sand
wich. It was stored away at police
headquarters, marked "Exhibit A,"
but the rodents got busy, and when
the package was opened yesterday the
officers were aghast when they found
only a few crumbs of the exhibit. The
restaurant sandwich is growing to be
an issue in the local political campaign.
STUDENTS IN WORKHOUSE
Five Kentucky College Rioters in Jail
Awaiting Trial.
Lexington. Ky., Nov. 1.Five colle
gans
who indulged too vigorously in
alloween pranks last night were sent
to the workhouse today to await their
trial. All are cadets of the state col
lege battalion, and they will stay in the
workhouse till tomorrow when they
will be put on trial on charges of
breach of the peace by assaulting offi
cers in a general riot last night, when
the policemen tried to stop the pranks.
The students beat the officers badly
and several shots were fired. They were
unable to give bond when arraigned to
day, and were then sent to the work
house. PLANS A ROOSEVELT PARTY
Wealthy Pennsylvanian Will Organize
Citizens to Support President.
Journal Speoiftl Sorvloe.
Pittsburg, Nov. 1.3 Denny O'Neill,
one of the wealthiest men in McKees
port, who was elected county controller
on the citizens' ticket announces that
after the November election he will or
ganize the "citizens' party of the
United States," which will have as its
object the indorsement of Theodore
Roosevelt for a third term as president.
CUBAN WAR CUT SUGAR
Revolution, Had Disastrous Effect on
Commerce with United States.
Washington, Nov. l.The disastrous
effect of the Cuban revolution on the
importation of sugar to the United
States is treated in a bulletin issued
today by the department of commerce
and labor. The imports fell in Septem
ber to 93,000,000 pounds, against 230,-
000,000 pounds in the immediately -pre
ceding month and 172,000,000 pounds
SeptembeSr-.1aat.i i
Ordinarily Cuba supplies 'about-' two
thirds of-the mgav coming into the
United Styles from foreign counties,
but for the mdnth of September she
supplied but a little over one-third.
CKAUTFEtra IS 00VIOTED
Philadelphia^ NT. 1.Frank'l* Flenifjf chaf
fenr whose .automobile ran taown* jind kWei a
pedestrian, connoted ol manslaughter to the
criminal cotirt here today.
v$h* iory reeon
mended lie Fleux to the mercy ol the court*
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ELEVATOR POOL
ATTACKED BY i
Chicago Man "Sics" Grand Jury"
on "Agreement in Restraint
of Trade^kf'
ACTION IS SURPRISE TO
LOCAL GRAIN DEALERS
Minneapolis Handlers See Noth
ing Illegal in Dividing Stor
age Expenses and Profits.
Chicago, Nov. 1.Evidence tend
ing to show that the leading
grain elevator companies of Chi
cago are in illegal combination to
control the grain warehouse business
has been submitted to State's Attorney
Healy by John Hill Jr., with the re
quest that it be laid liefore the next
grand jury as evidence of a conspiracy
against trade.
The evidence includes a copy of an
agreement between the elevator
companies, which, it is claimed,
shows them to have been guilty of acta
in restraint of trade in that a certain
percentage of the earnings of the ware
nouses is pooled.
The agreement is the same one that
was introduced at the recent hearings
before the interstate commerce commis
sion. A "blacklist," it is claimed,'is
kept of owners of elevators not in the
combination.
LOCAL MEN SURPRISED
WILL TEST Ugl&G TREATY.
St. Johns, N. P., Nov. l.-%The colonial
-4a
Elevator Men Say Hill Is Barking Up
Wrong Tree.
The action of John Hill, Jr., of Chi.
cago, in writing a sharp letter to Gov
ernor Deneen, and bringing before
State's Attorney Healy of Chicago, evi- ~4
dence in support of the allegation of
the existence of a combination or trust
of elevator men, occasioned great sur- J,
prise in Minneapolis. The Peavey in
terests, represented in Chicago byJ|
James Petit, and the elevator proper-*f
ties of J. Ogden Armour are specifically &
cited as being in a combination. Mr. .*Jp
HiJl urges Governor Deneen to insist
upon the resignation of the directors i
of these companies and to work for tb.e
indictment of the officers for violation.
of the anti-trust laws. -slg
Hill Is Active.
John Hill, Jr., has long been an ag
gressive character, working for reform
in grain trade methods. His jealous
ness and frequent appearance as father
of some plan for the elimination of
trouble and annoyance, the perfection
of method and the establishment of a
high plane of commercial conduct, has
drawn upon him the appelation of the
conscieice'' of the trade. In the
elimination of certain trade parasites
that grow upon the grain trade proper,
Mr. Sill made a reputation, and is
known the country over, as: a bucket^
shop killer. 4
The Chicago board is at present deep-'
ly concerned over the decline of that
market and the shrinkage of business.
One plan after another has been pre
sented without much effect. At the re
cent secret meeting called by Presi
dent Walter Fitch some means of re
viving speculative interest in Chicago
wheat was sought. Mr. Hill contended
that the elevator men have injured the
market, but the elevator men, whohdve
pursued their business of handling the
cash grain, and whose interet in the
speculative side of the trade is slight*?.*'i
say that in this Mr. Hill is in error^
and while they recognize his good in
tent and credit him with best motiyes^
they smile at Jbis allegations of an ele-'
vator trust and contend that his efforts
are misdirected.
Wells Tells About It.
Speaking of the connection of the
Peavey interests with the Chicago al*
legations, F. B. Wells said today:
"'There is a large elevator storage
capacity in Chicago. The lands and
buildings represent heavy investment.
At times a part of the capacity has
stood idle because, in the distribution
of the crops not enough wheat has
sought storage in Chicago to utilizo
the capacity in full.
"The Chicago elevators have pooled
some of the business. Suppose for illus
tration that there are three houses in
Chicago each carrying a million-bushel
stock of contract wheat. Eastern or
foreign demand develops an opportunity
for the moving of gram.
"That house with-best-location and
facilities with relation to the source of
demand, naturally is in best position
to load out, but, in the loading out its
managers may see empty bj.ns for
months ahead and a big investment
earning nothing and mamtenace and
other charges still accruing.
How Pool Works.
"Under the pooling arrangement the
elevator emptying its bins under cer
tain circumstances would continue to
share, in some part, in the earnings of
the otheT companiesstill carrying'
stocks of wheat and charging storage. ,.-^g
"Nothing in such an arrangement iflfsil|
any way affects the price of wheat.
"When the La Follette senate coufcre.
mittee was investigating the Chieagofta*"
grain trade MJ. Petit, our Chicago^
representative, voluntarily gaVe full m?
formation regarding this matter, andV
later turned over to Mr. Marble the
original contract covering it. The in
terstate commerce commission is fullyf?|]
conversant with the details and the"
fact that nothing has so far been forth-*
coming of a prohibitory or admonitory^,
nature would indicate\tbat the commis
sion has found ndthin^iegally wrong."
governtnvof ment has decided to test the Talldlty
modus vivendi. It has issjied an official notice
enforcing the bait act, TVhlch. forbids, New
foundlanders to fish on board -foreign vessels
within colonial waters, and it intends to prose-'
cute one or more colonial fishermen who have
been shipped by Americans outside the three
mile limit. After this the supreme court^ot the
privy council will determine whether the mddtnC
vlvendl overrides colonial enactments..''.
W4
MILLIONAIRES TO SLAKE.
Ottawa. Ont.. Nov. 1.The coroner** Juty, 4
which has been investigating the death of strik
ers killed in the riots at MacLaren's mills, haa
announced a verdict. Criminal prosecution 6f
Albert and Alexander MacLaren, the mUlionaiiw I
lumbermen, is recommended. The verdict ditV
clares that they are responsible for the deaths
because they brought the detectives owe
fired the fatal shots.
PREACHER AEEESTED 1AB JO^Ma^s
St. Louis. Nov. 1.K. JHotgrtoiu Sllch.
says be is a Methodist minisTer^, has-been
reBted, charged with passing fgrar*&SK&~
Ghelsea, t, T. several **^*W,lMi$gfi
WHALEBONE TO ^T^fcM^:
Journal Speoial Service.
London. Nov. l.~Whalebphkat'.:|i5foo
Is, the ptospective result of!' tie, fittare o%*A
Davis Dtrsit and Greenland white ^Bhertei
tee whalers have Just retoemg !$&%

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