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S&ailroad and Industrial Corpora
1 tions of Country to Increase
Several Important Lines Expect
ed to Advance Pay of Their
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.
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-
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
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
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
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
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
In some other railroads terminating
In Chicago it is expected that advances
will be given to special departments of
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.
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
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
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.
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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
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
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
Mail Car Is Wrecked with Bombs and
Booty Carried Off by Armed
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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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.
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
Practically One Fare *1
November 17th
The Capture of .Illinois Central
Likened to Northern Securi
ties Case.
Interstate Commerce Commission
Plans ProbeFish to
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
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
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
The agitation which has resulted
from the throwing out of Mr. Pish em-
hasize the necessity of inquiring into
activity Mr. Harriman is display
ing in obtaining control of railroad sys
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
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.
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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
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OMd solas Nov. IS. 16 and 17,
Raturaing 19tb.
Who Succeeds Stuyvesant Fish as Presi
dent of the Illinois Central Railroad.
He Is Said to Be the Tool of E. H.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Carlisle vs. U.of M. Football Game
Ask R. R. Agents for Particulars.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Never Dreamed that Government
Viewed Certain Favors from
Roads as Illegal. ^1
nianf ozeit
Duluth-Superior Milling Company
Among the Corporations fT
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.
was when there were as mans
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
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
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
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.
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."
Madista, Wia., No*. 9.L. W. UcDoooagb ot
Superior has Jee appointed on th state bacbW
board in 'Iftace ot A. Doohaa.

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