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Edition. iv 3 ?o 26 PAGESFIVE O'CLOCK. HORDES OF TOILERS GETBETTERWAGES S&ailroad and Industrial Corpora 1 tions of Country to Increase Salaries. WAVE OF PROSPERITY 1 TO BE FELT IN WEST Several Important Lines Expect ed to Advance Pay of Their Employees. OIL TBUST GIVES RAISE Lima, Ohio, Nov. 9.A 5 and 10 per cent advance in the wages of all employees of the refining branch of the Standard Oil com pany, was announced here today. The advance affects almost 900 em ployees of the refinery in this city and the army of employees at Wel ker, Wood county, Ohio in Oil City, Pa., Whiting, Ind., Bayonne, N. J., Denver, and Charleston, S. 0. No notice of like advance .has been received by the pipe-line depart ment, but rumor has it that the voluntary advance will extend to every branch of the company. -S Journal Special Service. Chicago, Nov. 9.That practically all of the great railroad and industrial cor orations of the country have decided increase the wages of their em ployees is the report current in finan cial circles east and west. Prediction was made that the action of the Penn sylvania Tailroad management in advan cing the pay of its army of 165,000 em ployees nearly $12,000,000 would soon be followed generally by transportation companies. The Standard Oil company has taken the lead among the industrial corporations by adding considerably to the remuneration of its 60,000 men. Information conies from Montana that the Amalgamated Copper com- ?he any, which employs near 15,000 men in mines of that state, already has made a proposal to its employees in creasing their wages about 10 per Bent. Steel Trust Raised Wages. The United States Steel corporation, Which granted an advance to 175,000 employees in March, 1905, without solicitation from the men, also is con sidering the question of another in crease. The Philadelphia & Heading, the New tYork Central, the Lackawanna and other eastern roads either have been requested to advance the wages of the employees or have taken some steps to do so. One reason for the general tendency to give more pay was Drought out yes terday by Dun's trade agency, which Ieporfed that the cost, of Mfott was he highest in twenty years. A Corporation* Piosperous,,v Another reason *given by financiers Is that the industrial corporation's ire all in a highly prosperous condition and the scores of plants are being worked to their full capacity and un der high pressure. Under these condi tions, it is said to be the desire of the managements of the larger corporations to have their workmen participate in the prosperity. Men of prominence in the financial world see in the concerted action of the great corporations a desire to check mate the growing tide of antagonism to corporations, such as was brought out in the recent election. The discon tent among the laboring element, the higher cost of living, the lowered pur chasing power of the dollar and the ef fect of the disclosures of Corporate abuses, it is generally admitted, have forced the corporations to adopt a more liberal policy toward the workingmen and thereby conciliate the active an tagonism which was reflected in the election. Western Roads in Line. Exact reports concerning the amount of the increases on the western roads cannot be learned, but it appears to be a settled policy, judging from state ments made by leading western rail road officials, that compromises will be made which will be satisfactory to the workmen. Railroads which are expected to take such action are the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul, the Rock Island, St. Louis & San Francisco system, and the North western. In some other railroads terminating In Chicago it is expected that advances will be given to special departments of labor. Raise for Arizona Miners* Bisbee, Ariz., Nov. 9.All miners employed by mining companies at Bis bee and Tombstone have received no tice of a raise wages to date from Nov. 1. The scale has been advanced 25 cents a day all around. Miners now receive $3.75, shaftmen $4.25 and first hoisting engineers $5.25. The new scale means the payment of half a million dollars more, each year by the mining companies. PRESIDENT SAILS AWAY Battleship Louisiana, Bearing Nationa's Chief Executive. Puts Out to Sea. Norfolk, Va., Nov. 9.President Roosevelt, on board the United States battleship Louisiana, bound for the isthmus of Panama, passed out to sea thru the capes of Virginia at 6:40 a.m. today. The Louisiana was followed by the armored cruisers Tennessee and Washington, which are tp convoy the battleship on her southern tnp. When some distance off Cape Henry, the Louisiana raised signals of some kind, which the United States weather observer at the cape was unable to dis tmguish because of a great amount of smoke being emitted from the funnels of the Louisiana and other vessels at the time. Neither of the warships made any stop, however, and soon passed out of sight to the southeast of Cape Henry. The transfer last night of the presi dential party from the Mayflower to the Louisiana was without special inci dent. The weather at sea today is charming and the conditions for a de lightful trip by. th president and his PaI*y could not beemore promising. Wireless messages are expected from the president all along the coast. The Louisiana will not leave the coast shore for any great distance and will be in touch by wireless during the entire trip. CRUSHED TO DEATH BY LOOS. Menominee, Mich.. NOT. 9Sylvester Newman jras cruebed to death whUe deckles Iocs at Borland. The skidway gave way and ten largtt lga yaattd oyerToa body. ^^ik^jlLL^^MMi^^ j^ i FIRES FIEND SETS IMPERIL HUNDREDS Five Flat Buildings Ablaze in New York Within Three HoursActor Arrested. New York, Nov. 9.One woman is dead, a plan is in a hospital suffering from- severe burns, 2,000 persons fled from their homes in panic and NEED COUNT IN NEW YORK Still Deep Doubt Over the Election of Lieutenant Governor. New York, Nov. 9.Latest returns from all sections of the state indicate that the official count will be necessary to ascertain whether M. Linn Bruce, republican, or Lewis Steyvesant Chan ler, democrat and independence league candidate, was elected lieutenant gov ernor last Tuesday. With incomplete and partially esti mated returns from every county in the state, Chanler's possible plurality has been out down to 671. The incomplete ness of the figures upon which this cal culation is based make it possible that the official returns will show a wide variance in either direction. Corrected returns from six counties on which yesterday's figures were based show a gain of 682 votes in fa vor of the republican candidate, and additional returns received reduce Chanler'se plurality to 671. $650,000 STOLE N RUSSIA N RED S SLAYS WOMAN AND SELF Rejected Suitor Murders Wisconsin Girl in Lincoln Park, Chicago. Chicago, Nov. 9.The woman who was last night shot and killed in Lin coln Park, by a man who immediately afterward committed suicide, was to day identified as Augusta Bay, a do mestic. The man is said to eb Charles Grant, who was in love with the Ray firl. Mail Car Is Wrecked with Bombs and Booty Carried Off by Armed Band. Rogrow, Russian Poland, Nov. 9.Revolutionists last night broke open a mailcar here, with bombs, and carried away booty amounting to $650,000. There were one hundred men in the party and all were well armed. They threw bombs at the mailcar while the engines were being changed. The station master declares that the revolutionists hid in a neigh- boring forest and were excellently disciplined, their commander giv- ing orders thru bugle signals. When the robbery was completed the revolutionists transported their booty to two wagons and marched off in military order, singing socialistic songs. GUARDS SHOT DOWN. Eye witnesses say that when the train stopped men armed with rifles sprang up on the sides. Quickly executing the orders conveyed by the bugle, the gendarmes standing in front of the station were shot and killed, and the revolutionists placed sentinels at all the ap- proaches and cut the telegraph wires. While some overpowered the trainmen others attacked the escorts of the mail caT. Of the three bombs thrown two exploded with terrific force* blowing the cars into matchwood, killing five soldiers and mortally wounding eleven others. The revolutionists then ransacked the mail, transferred the bank notes, gold and silver to their own bags, and mu folding the red flag, formed in military order and marched away. Three hours later Cossacks started in pursuit of the revolution*- ists. Rogrow is now occupied by troops. STATION IS WRECKED. The railroad station was practically destroyed by the revolu- tionists, who poured in regular volleys, the walls being pitted by hun- deds of bullet marks. One of the mail clerks endeavored to catch the first bomb thrown at the car, but it exploded and tore off both his arms. The authorities officially admit the loss of only $14,000 in cash, besides the unknown contents of the registered letters. The wounded men have been taken to Warsaw by special train. -thousands more passed a sleeplessr known as No 44, "between Slater and night, as a result of a series of incen diary fires in the two blocks bounded by Sixtieth and Sixty-first streets and Columbus and West End avenues, early today. Scores of persons whose lives were endangered by the conflagration were rescued by firemen. In all there were five fires, every one of them incendi ary, between midnight and 3 a.m. The woman who Tost her life was Mrs. Caroline Swain, 70 years old. All the houses where the fires oc curred were flat houses. Three of them were occupied by whites and two by negroes. Most of the tenants were in bed when the fires broke out, and escaped to the streets in their scanti est clothing. Frank Morns of Boston, a vaudeville performer, was arrested on suspicion of setting the fires. The police allege that each of the fires when they fled from their apartments that Morris was the first person they met. When Morris, whose home is in Bos ton, was arraigned in police court, Fire Marshal Prial expressed the opinion that he was mentally irresponsible and asked the magistrate to commit him to Bellevue hospital for five days for examination. The magistrate, however, refused, and held Morris in $2,000 bail for further examination on Sunday. No cause for the shooting is nown, but it is believed by the ac quaintances of the girl to be due to her refusal to marry him immediately. The girl came to Chicago from Fish Creek, Wis. INSANE ATTACKS MOTHER Appleton Man Makes a Murderous On slaught With Butcher Knife. Special to The Journal. Appleton^ Wis, Nov. 9George Hor ner, proprietor of a butcher shop, today went violently insane and attacked his mother. It is feared she cannot lne, being cut from head to foot by the murderous hand of herftson, who used a butcher knife. Horner went to the chicken coop and killed thirty prize hens and when his mother, not knowing he was insane, at tempted to make him stop, he attacked her with the knife. He is in the padded cell of the police station after being overpowered to a desperate fight. i )I1H),)I|IJ|1|IIM1JM nihil H V" v?A"i^jg &&< BOLD,LONE BANDIT ROBSPULLMANCAR Wakes Up Passengers on Fast Train in Missouri and Es capes with Booty. Kansan City, Nov. 9.A lone masked robber boarded the rear sleeper of an eastbaund California limited train on tue Chicago, sR#e Bland & Pacific, Glasgow, Mo., jei, 11:58 last night, robbed three passengers and escaped in the darkness. According to the locaj, officials of the Pullman company, the robber secured but $65, The train was the thru fast passenger from California. It left Kansas City last night at 9 p.m. and was due in Chi cago at 8 a.m. today. The robber, who is described as tall and wearing a long black overcoat, boarded the rear sleeper at Slater When the train had gained hoadway he entered the car. He encountered Theodore Searson, Pullman conductor C. Wi Roller, a flagman, and B. Wood, a negro porter, all of Chicago. Leveling two revolvers at the men, he commanded them to proceed ahead of him and wake up the passengers. As his command was carried out, the rob ber secured what bootv he could in his hurried search thru the car. When he reached the front end of the car he started for the second Pullman. The porter, however, had managed to get far enough ahead of the others to make a dash for the second car, and slammed and locked the door in the face of the robber. Realizing that .he could proceed no further with his work, the robber pulled the air rope. While the train was slackening its speed, he jumped off and disappeared in the darkness. Officers were started out from Glas gow, Slater, Kansas City and other nearby places to trace the robber. The territory is thickly settled and it will be difficult for him to escape. GUILTY. AtTTOIST HIDES NAME. Paris, NOT. 9 "Kingsland" is not the name of the young New Yorker who was sentenced to three months in prison in Chateau yester day, without the benefit of the first offense act, for causing the death of an aged woman of Marbone village by running her down with his auto. The defendant gave his name as George Kingsland because he does not want his real name known, and his friends are keeping his secret well. Every play will be shown in detail! Defective Page FRIDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 9^1906. Practically One Fare *1 November 17th BARMAN'S DEALS FACE SEARCHLIGHT The Capture of .Illinois Central Likened to Northern Securi ties Case. Interstate Commerce Commission Plans ProbeFish to Testily. Speoial to The Journal. Washington, Nov. 9,As a result of E. H. Harriraan .extending his control over the Illinois Central railroad, the interstate commerce commission has taken up for consideration the question of investigating all the Harriman rail road enterprises. It hae been decided to institute an investigation ea*ly in the new year. This investigation will be of as much importance, in allv probability, as was that which the commission made into the combination of the Northern Pa cific and the Great Northern, which, as the Northern Securities company, was dissolved by rde of the supreme court under the antitrust law. In one -way the action of Harriman resembles that of J. Pierpont Morgan and James J. Hill fn allying the North ern Pacific, with i he Great Northern. He controls the Union Pacific, the Southern Pacific ^tnd the Oregon Short Line, which should be competing roads, in the judgment of the members of the commission, and nowhe bag the Illinois Central and the Baltimore & Ohio, which makes him a big factor in de termining transcontinental rates. Fish Will Be Called. The investigation of the Harriman in terests will be taken under the amend ment to the interstate commerce act, which passed congress in 1891. So far as the commissionLhas considered the matter, it has determined to inquire particularly into the relations of the Oregon Short Line, the Union Pacific and Southern Pacific. The Illinois Cen tral and the Baltimore & Ohio will come in only incidentally in order to estab lish the full extent of Harriman's op erations. Unquestionably Stuyvesant -Fish, the deposed president of the Hliitois Cen tral, will be called upon to stater what he knows, and it ia expected will furnish information which will- be of the greatest value to the commission in determining whether thera/bas been any violation of the law. The reason thp-^omtpiwton no begin the1 ^ojff$!&-investigationwill befort January is thatrjt is necessary for it to obtain a^fsasii of facts which will enable it adequately to cross question Harriman and other men, associated with him. Coal Land Frauds One Bap. As the state of Illinois is financial ly concerned in the Illinois Central, the investigation must be of first interest to it. The Dubuque & Sioux City section of the system was -constructed upon a valuable land grant and this could be used as an excuse for a fed eral investigataion if the commission considered it necessary. But no excuse is being sought for, The commission believes that under the interstate com merce acts, it has ample power to pro ceed. Already the commission has made one report adverse to Hamman, aris ing out of the gross frauds alleged to have been perpetrated by the Union Pacific in connection with its enor mously valuable agricultural and min eral lands. This report was referred by the president to ^rehom it was sub mitted, to the attorney general, and the latter is about to institute proceed ings for the cancellation of many of the patents. The agitation which has resulted from the throwing out of Mr. Pish em- fhe hasize the necessity of inquiring into activity Mr. Harriman is display ing in obtaining control of railroad sys tems. Opposed Panama Canal. Complaints have been received by the commission that rates on freight are higher from the Missouri river to Denver than from Chicago and eastern Jighes oint to Denver, and that rates are from San Francisco to Denver than from San Francisco to the Mis souri river. It is claimed by the raS roads that the water competition is re- Continued on 2d Page, 7th Column. -See the- Chicago=Minnesota Game -on- The Journal's Fast Bulletin Board Saturday, 2 p. m., in front of Journal Office. The graphic mechanical bulletin, originated and perfected by The Journal, will be operated tomorrow to accommodate the thousands who couldn't go to Chicago, Special Wires Direct From Marshall Field \\& ^h^^SJA^M*^^ -COME TO MINNEAPOLIS ROUND TRIP RATB miMcapoItt, from Polats, accannt OMd solas Nov. IS. 16 and 17, Raturaing 19tb. HEADS ILL. CENTRAL JAMES T. HARAHAN, Who Succeeds Stuyvesant Fish as Presi dent of the Illinois Central Railroad. He Is Said to Be the Tool of E. H. Harriman. RANGERS ATTACKED, IN BLOODY BATTLE Texas Vigilantes, on Way to In vestigate Murder, Fired on by Mexicans. Brownsville, Texas, Nov. 9.A de tachment of Texas rangers, en route to Rio Grande City to investigate the as sassination of Judge Welch, which oc curred Monday night, were attacked by a body of armed Mexicans and a bloody fight resulted. One Mexican was killed and many wounded. Governor Lanham is rushing troops to the scene and the situation is re garded s criticaV~More fighting is ex pected before the troops arrive. The Mexicans are said to be aroused over the opposition to their voting in the recent election. KANSAS STILL IN DOUBT Bepublicans Claim Hoch's Election, but Democrats Will Not Concede It. Topeka, Kan., NoV. 9.Republican State Chairman Crummer still claims the re-election of Governor Hoch by a plurality of 2,500 over W. A. Harris (dem.), but Democratic Chairman Ryan will not concede the election of Mr. Hoch. It will take the official count to de termine the matter," Mr. Ryan said. It will not vary either way 2,000 votes, and to my mind, Harris stands as good a show to get these as Hoch." Returns from 100 counties out of the 105 in the state, received by the repub lican headquarters, show a plurality of 3,531 for Hoch. The official canvass was begun to day. It probably will not be finished till tomorrow. THIS MARRIAGE A FAILURE Austrian Is Married for a Price He Can't Collect. Journal Special Servioe. Vienna, Nov. 9.Baron Liebenberg, the impoverished Austrian nobleman who recently married Marie Sulzer, an actress, for a fixed price and then was refused payment, now says if Prince Joachim does not compensate him be* fore he goes to Africa for the loss he sustained in marrying the woman he will sue her for the restitution of his conjugal rights. If she then refuses to live with him he will sue her for divorce on the ground of desertion. -Come and root for Minnesota! -*4 M^^g^^^^^^^^^^teS^Sk^^^J^tJk^^^^^Sxvii^^' Carlisle vs. U.of M. Football Game Ask R. R. Agents for Particulars. Jfe*?. PRICE ONE CENT IN MINNEAPOLIS. GRAFTERS' NEMESIS SHOT IN CITY HALL Philadelphia Scandal Witness Mortally WoundedAssailant Says Home was Wrecked. Philadelphia, Nov. 9.Frederick Shaffhauser, a civil engineer in the bu reau of water of this city, was shot and probably fatally wounded while at work on the seventh floor of the city hall today by Frederick Hornberger, a fireman at one of the city pumping stations. The shooting was sensational and at first was believed to have been the result of politics, but later it developed the attempted murder was the outcome of domestic affairs. Shaffhauser, for the last year, has been much in the public eye, principally as a star wit ness in the criminal proceedings against John W. Hill, formerly head of the bu reau of filtration. "Killed My Wife!" He Cries. Shaffhauser was called from his of fice to the corridor of the seventh floor today on the pretense that a friend wished to see him. He was met by Horaberger, who shouted, "You have killed my wife and I am going to kill you!" He had not finished the sentence when he began firing at Shaffhauser. Jlornberger shot five times and two of the bullets took effect. Hornberger started to walk away, but was arrested. 20 BURIED IN RDINS AS HOTEL CAYES IN Workmen Caught When New Long Beach (Cal.) Build ing Collapses. Long Beach, Cal., Nov. 9.The new Bixby hotel, being erected on the beach here, caved in this morning, supposedly from weak construction, and possibly a score of men are buried in the ruins. The building is of reinforced concrete. The whole structure caved in without warning, from the basement to the fourth floor, leaving but one wing standing. Great confusion reigns and it is impossible to obtain an accurate report of the number of workmenoe burjed in thed debris. Estimates O th number dead range fronrten to twenty. ^NeHl7 them fatally, have been removed from the wreckage. Others, imprisoned be neath the concrete and steel girders, are heard crying for help. As many as a dozen dead are still buried in the rums. The number of casualties is^esti mated now at twenty-five. BURNHAM UP AS FORGER President of Mutual Reserve Life In surance Company Faces Trial. New York, Nov. 9.Frederick A. Burnham, president of the Mutual Re serve Life Insurance company, and George D. Eldridge, vice president of the company, will be put on trial in the supreme court next Monday on charges of forgery and grand larceny. The indictment of the defendants fol lowed disclosures at the recent insur ance investigation. OIL PROBE FOR ST. LOUIS Members of Interstate Commerce Com mission Named in Subpenas. St. Louis, Nov. 9.The federal grand .Jury, which meets next Wednesday, will investigate the St. Louis end of the alleged oil combine with a view to the institution of criminal proceedings against persons involved. Members of the interstate commerce commission and representatives of the office of Comnussioner of Corporations Garfield have been served with subpenas duces tecum, compelling their presence when the grand jury convenes. ON HANGED, HANGS SELF Father of Murderer Who Died on Gal lows Ends His Life. Johnstown, Pa., Nov. 9.Jacob Hau ser, father of Jacob Hauser, Jr., who was hanged last February for the mur der a most sensational manner of his wife and mother-in-law, was today found hanging to a tree in the back yard of his home, having escaped from the house and committed: suicide during the night. He had of late been worrying great ly over his son's fate. CHECK WORKER CAUGHT Ernest Lilgenberg Admits Having Forged Draft for $140. Ernest Lilgenberg was arrested by Detectives Helin and Hansen last night, charged with passing a forged check Frank Johnsons' saloon. Ihe check was signed with the name of R. B. Betcher and called for $140. Johnson knew Lilgenberg, and when he round that the check was worthless, he immediately notified the police and the man was arrested. The prisoner did not deny his guilt, and the poliee say he has been in this kind of trouble before. CHILDREN SHOT FOR THEFT Russian Soldiers Appointed for Task Lose Their Nerve. St. Petersburg, Nov. 9.The Riga correspondent of the Bourse Gazette has sent in harrowing details of the ex ecution by shooting of three boys who had been condemned by a courtmartial for robbery. Four other persons were executed at the same time. The firing party was completely unnerved at the sight of mere children before them for execution and fired wildly, and it was onlv after several volleys that all the condemned were killed. James M. James of New York, who is studying trade unionism in Russia, was arrested yesterday during a police raid on a trades union bureau and was held in a police station 'for five hours. He was released on. threatening to ap peal to the American consul. *b? Mfw SHIPPERS AMAZED AT REBATE WRITS Never Dreamed that Government Viewed Certain Favors from Roads as Illegal. ^1 NO ARRESTS LIKELY f/i an injured a nianf ozeit l'-1 UNTIL NEXT SPRING. Duluth-Superior Milling Company Among the Corporations fT Indicted. No ipece of news published for months has created such a furor in business circles as did The Jour nal's exclusive announcement yester day that a big bunch of indictments had been returned by the federal grand jury as a result of its rebate investiga tions in Minneapolis. Surprise was ex pressed, not so much at the fact that the government had unearthed evidence of favors to shippers, as that certain forms of favors had been stamped as illegal. This is particularly true with regard to the government's attitude toward the absorption of elevation, charges by the railroad companies. For years this custom has been openly foi. lowed, in some instances as a supposed* ly legitimate offset by one road agains* the superior facilities of another. In the case of the Peavey company and the Union Pacific, this "elevation allow ance agreementbranded was madeofyears was never as questionoag able legality till within a few montha, Never Dreamed of Trouble. 2" was when there were as mans lm different rates as there were shippers* and the latter were eager applicants for special favors. In some respects the situation resembled thta of the mer cantile houses which sell by list and discountsa certain published price and then 20 and 10 off, as the case might be. In the last two years, how-, ever, any favors granted have been so cleverly disguised in a cloak of appar ent legitimacy that many shippers nave accepted them conscientiousuly, neves dreaming of trouble. The railroadTrei* resentatives themselves have been Ifagffift ly responsible for this state of after 1 They have been insistent applicants fi business and have peddled their diL. guised favors in most attractive form*, Done of the grain men who testified before the federal grand jury said: to -day that he had always opposed tha re bating system, but that some of the proposals made to him by railroad freight solicitors were so plausibly framed up that it would have taken a Philadelphia lawyer to analyze them and reveal the rebate. "When this is thoroly understood it is easy to explain why the announcement, at the indict ments was received at the Chamber of Commerce with such general indications of stupefied surprise. 3jo Warrants Served. **&-* -"No-arrests have yet been made of the persons named in the indictments and WhUe fht4dstrict attorney's and mar- sffoiV offices are maintain rigid retic ence- on the subject the impression pre vails that none will be made, immedi ately at least. While the usual course of procedure would be the issuance of bench warrants and the apprehension of the indicted men, the nature of the offense and the standing of the men in the presentinstance may result in a change of policy. It is not at all im probable that no arrests will be made, but that the corporations and persons named in the indictments will volun tarily appear and plead at the next term of court, in April. In any case, it is doubtful, if any warrants are served within the nextl week. Just now the marshal's office is busy summoning'witnesses and jur* ors for the term of court to be opened at Fergus Falls next Tuesday wittt Judge Page Morris on the bench. Mar shal William Grimshaw leaves for Fer gus Falls, Monday night and will be in attendance at court there for the r* mainder of the week. Respite for Those Accused. This same term of court will alsej keep the district attorney's office busy! for a while, as there is already a heavy] criminal calendar pending at Fergus Falls, and many witnesses have been summoned to appear before the grand jury there. As the burden of issuing bench warrants falls chiefly upon the district attorney's office, and as the district attorney, Charles C. Haupt, and his assistant will have their hands fuH with the Fergus Falls term lor about two weeks, the indicted persons and corporations appear to be in line for respite. It transpires that the indictment against the W. P. Devereux company is against the company as a corporation* No indictment was returned against B, F. De Wolf of the company as an in dividual. The unidentified indictment, was against the Duluth-Superior Mill* ing company. "REFORM RUN RIOT** Wisconsin Central Official Scores Ift dictment Move. Milwaukee, Wis., Nov. 9.An ut cial of the Wisconsin Central road, when asked today about the indict ments against officers of that company, in Milwaukee, said: It is a case of reform run riot* The officials of the road have been indicted for allowing an elevator com pany one-half cent a bushel transfer charges on grain. The necessity for this arose from the fact that the Wis consin Central road has no elevator of its own at Minneapolis, while all of its competitors have. The other roads make no charge for passing grain thru their elevators. "For this reason it was necessary for the Wisconsin Central road, in order, to meet this competition to allow a cent a bushel for transferring grain from cars of the Great Northern, Northern Pacific, goo road and other lines to the cars of the Wisconsin Cen tral. The cent a bushel elevation is the regular allowance as established by the Minneapolis Chamber of Com merce. In other words, the Central be ing without conveniences of its own for the handling ofgrain, had to hire the service done. The technical point is made by the district attorney in bringing the indictments that this al lowance should have been published by the road, so that everybody might have been aware of it. As a matter of fact, the allowance was made indiscriminate ly to any elevator company that per formed the service, and there was no intention or desire to favor any par ticular elevator." SEW* VAX OH BABBSn BOABX Madista, Wia., No*. 9.L. W. UcDoooagb ot Superior has Jee appointed on th state bacbW board in 'Iftace ot A. Doohaa. Vi ~~f4 'J if $.-*!