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fepoch-Making Action of Govern
ment to Be Filed Next
Evidence Expected to Arouse De
mand for Dissolution of
the Combine.
pev.ial to The Journal.
Washington, Nov. 12.The epoch
(making prosecution of tho Standard Oil
trust by the government will be begun
this week. On Wednesday next Messrs.
Kellogg and Morrison, general council
for the government, will file a petition
for a writ of injunction against the
Standard Oil company before the feder
al court of the eighth circuit, St. Louis.
This petition will be directed against
seventy companies which make up the
trust. Two or three months will be re
quired by them to make tho transfers
and by spring the administration is
confident the petition will.be granted.
The trust will appeal to the supreme
court at once and it is expected that
the matter finally will be settled before
the term of court n*xt fall..
Northern Securities Judges.
Attorney General Moody and Messrs.
Kellogg and Morrison were/ in confer
ence today, going over the final proof
ot the petition. It "vill be leadv by
tomorrow afternoon and will be filed
by Mr. Kellogg Wednesday.
On the same dav Mr. Moody will
Snake public a statement explaining
what the government is doing.
The selection of St. Louis is due to
its central position in the country and
to the high character of the men who
^iake up the judicial bench of that cir
cuit. Thev are Judges Sanborn. Vancle
enter, Adams and Hook. Three of
these judges handled the Northern Se
curities ca8e, which resulted in a disso
lution of the combination controlling
the Great Northern and Northern Pa
ciflc railroads.
To Show Many Crimes.
The government has done nothing up
to this time regard to the criminal
prosecution of the men involved in the
alleged illegal steps connected with the
wtll come later,
It is a remarkable fact thaT StiF of
the men responsible for it are aiiv
two others. The government's petition
is believed to make mention of this
The" petition describes the details of
the preliminary organization and the
successive states in the development of
the corporation. It is a remarkable
paper and presents facts showing crimes
committed by the Standard which wll
make the people determined to bring
about its dissolution.
Declines to Consider Any of the
Blocks Tendered for Min
neapolis Building.
By W. W. Jermane, Colorado Building,
Washington, D.
Washington, Xov. 12.Secretary
Shaw today declared that negotiations
for the purchase of a site for the Min
neapolis postoffice are off until a prop
osition is submitted to him for the sale
of a suitable location within the $350,
000 appropriation made by congress.
William Henry Eustis was present to
advocate purchase of block 40, which
has been recommended by Supervising
Architect Taylor, but Secretary Shaw
refused to consider that or any of the
other sitps suggested in view of the
fact that none of them ean be bought
for the monev available.
The secretary indicated that it was
up to the parties interested in the va
nous sites to get busy and either have
the owners reduce the prices of their
holdings or to have the parties inter
ested subscribe enough money to make
up the difference. None of the sites
can be purchased for less than $385,000
on the basis of estimates made by Mr.
Taylor, and the puce on block 40,
which he has indorsed is estimated at
Must Stay Inside.
"In view of the fact that no site
offered comes within the "appropriation,
it is useless for the department to con
sider any of the sites suggested," said
the secretary to Mr. .Eustis. "Just as
soon as one is offered at the price
named by congress, the department will
accept it if it is located to meet the
needs of the government and for ex
peditious transaction of public business.
The thing for you and the others in
terested in sites to do is to secure a
reduction of options, or else make up
the difference.
11 Unfortunately for us we must hew to
the line in buying .sites, and cannot
even indicate that we will take a block,
or a parcel of ground
buy property within
oil fti+Gft
likel'y to
-w- 1 -j ii-s
exceed* the amount provided. We must
we can,
before bind ourselveappropria- to take
Secretary Shaw today received a long
telegram from President Salisbury of
the Commercial club, protesting against
the hearing today, and setting forth
the advantages of the Pence operahouse
site. The secretary in reply stated
that he could not consider any proposi
tion made, in view of the high price of
Mr. Eustis left today for New York,
''^whenee he will return to. Minneapolis
'to work, toward securing block 40. He
,i, stated before he left that he would
'place the matter before the parties in
terested in this block and that he
hoped tp be able to offer it to the gov
rnment within a short time at a price
within the appropriation.
The Faribault Banker Convicted for
Actions Which Led to Failure of His
Federal Court Approves Verdict
Against Aged Faribault
The sentencing of Thomas B. Clem
ent, the aged Faribault banker, to eight
years in the penitentiary by the United
States circuit court was today affirmed
by the circuit court of appeals.
The opinion is by Judge Adams, and
Judges Sanborn and Hook concur in
the opinion.
Clement was indicted for making
false entries of funds and credits of
the First National bank of Faribault,
of which he was president. He de
murred to some of the counts and
moved for a continuance of the caso
at the time it was first up for trial on
the ground th*it his physical infirmities
prevented his^being present at the trial.
He interposed at the close of the case
a demurrer to the evidence on the
ground that it failed to establish the
commission of any offenses charged.
He then filed a motion in arrest of
the Stana t^^^ggj^^^^i^
tent. All f these were* overruled in
the circuit court And the defendant was
term in the penitentiary of eight eight
years on each count. But there was" a
provision attached to the sentence that
time should run on all concurrently.
The case was then brought to the cir
cuit court of appeals for review by a
writ of error.
Lone Star Democrats Want John
A. Johnson as the Next
Cooper, Texas, Nov. 12.At a mass
meeting of democrats held here Satur
day night, a boom was launched for
Governor John A. Johnson of Minnesota
for president of the United States. Bes
olutions were adopted affirming that
Johnson is an honest man without a
blotch on his character and of fine ex
ecutive ability.
King Haakon, Queen Maud and Olaf
Visit King Edward.
London, Nov. 12.King Haakon,
Queen Maud and Crown Prince Olaf
of Norway, who arrived off Spithead
late last nigh't on board the British
royal yacht Victoria, landed at Ports- 11'
mouth this afternoon on a state visit'
to King Edward and Queen Alexandra,
with whom they will spend a week at
Windsor castle. I
A series of festivities has been ar
ranged for the entertainment of the
visitors, including a state banquet and
a luncheon at the Guild Hall.
The prince of Wales welcomed King
Haakon and Queen Maud in behalf of
King Edward, after which the royal
party landed amid salutes from the
flag-dressed warships and the land bat
teries and took a train for Windsor.
On arriving there the visitors were
met by King Edward, Queen Alexandra
and most of the royal family, includ
ing the duke and duchess of Connaught.
The route from the depot to the castle
was lined with troops and the royal
travelers received a splendid welcome.
Line Is To Strike Coal and Natural Gas
Winnipeg, Man., Nov. 12.Official
announcement of the Great Northern
m"" I railway route thr Canada from the
Winnipeg, has been
wiI 1 tc ^eat coal dis- 5
trict# att Fernioeu intthewhic place the
company already has a branch, then
run thru Warman country to Baymond,
on to the natural gas district of Medi
cine at and then directly here.
The line will be completed in two
Alleged Forger Swallows Chloral in Po
lice Station.
Springfield, Mo., Nov. K.^A man
believed to E. L. Travis, with numerous S
aliases,' and wanted for alleged forgery*
[swallowed an ounce of chloral in the
police station here and may die. j*i
Detectives from St. Louis refused to
say where the man is wanted, except
that they have been chasing him for
Adelaide. Squth Australia, Nov. 12.Twenty-
sis thousand bales ot wool were sold at auction i j. i- A ~Z~*
fcere today, constituting a world's record of sales i^essed to the police that he is wanted
a single day. The competition was keen, tin a dozen different states.,?-.?H^^
Fifty Persons Thought to Have
Perished in Blazing
Say Forty Were Killed.
Chicago, Nov. 12.Officials of the
Baltimore & Ohio have announced that
they had received positive word from
the wreck at Woodville and it was
known that out of the 135 persons on
the train 40 were killed, 35 were in
jured and 60 escaped unhurt.
Valparaiso, Ind., Nov. 12.Fifty
out or 167 immigrants who were on the
Baltimore & Ohio train which collided'
head-on with a freight this morning
at Woodville, ten miles north of here,
are missing, and it is believed their
bodies were consumed by the fire which
destroyed six coaches of the immigrant
The immigrant train was bound for
Chicago. The accident was caused by
the freight crew failing to observe sig
nals on the first section of the immi
grant train that another section was fol
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The immigrant tram caught fire and
was entirely consumed There were 167
passengers on board the train and 122
of the party have been accounted for.
The passengers
ISfsfi^w .w
asleep when the
fvhile they slept. The scenes that fol- i
lowed were heartrending, for the cars
a collision was about to
jumped from the engine.
was on the third floor and fell with the
wreckage from there.
Two Stores at Cormorant Entered $200
Pelican fiauids, Minn., Nov. 12.
Burglars entered Farmer's and
Cherry's stores at Cormorant, Becker
county, early this morning, blowing the
safes of both stores. They set fire to
Cherry's store. They secured less than
$200. No elue has been fonud.
Practically One Fare
iAU saidLto
have con-' 9
Jp fay
Convenlmh^}Opens in
Nor manna Hall for
Two Weeip'Sessions.
Abstract of PrMWent Gompers' report
on page 7. JP'
& *&
The mighty forces of the American
Federation ofy Ii&bor, marched the
streets of Minneapolis today. The par
ade wans not a.v|ongymenot more than
400 men and yftme# were in line. But
third floors over this section collapsed. ?pl6ytd\ wfiyel^^^eeMgMa t&+
'Bootrwas killed in his parcelroom, ^Wiw3nShoV
near Which the engine struck. Fanaer umphai progress/Bira 4ke heart of" the
November 17th
an a warned were in line am
^^Mabor in the
niched SamuelUnited Gom
theshee and delegates of aoffice?*
reached them and were consumed. the greatest anthracite coal strike
All of the tram crews on both trains which ever threatened the industrial
escaped except the fireman on the lm- life of the country/.
migranWram, who was killed. Every man if the marching body
The immigrants consisted of Russian represented thousands of toilers who
Jews, Servians and Poles and were en wer seeking to obtain what they re-
route, via Chicago, to the northwest. gard as their fair share of the fruits of
Wild Engine Wrecks Depot. industry.
u *ms- TTiuvixo .wopui, Heading the procession was a band of
Detroit, Mich., Nov. 12.One man 1100 pieces, made up of the picked men
was killed and several injured, three of the Minneapolis-Musicians' associa-
of them badly, today when a Michigan tion. Some of the most inspiring
Central railroad freight engine ran marches of Sousa bad been especially
away and crashed into the Third street arranged for this band, and the music
depot, tearing down a large section of for melody and volume, was perhaps
the structure. the most inspiring ever heard on the
George R. Booth of Detroit, parcel streets of Minneapolis. With one ex-
agent, was killed. eeption-^the band '.organized for the
The engine was switching in the McKinley memorial paradeitwas the
yards a mile from the station when, it I largest band which has ever marched
is said, the crew of a passenger train in this eity.
approaching behind them, they
occuthought and
It was run-
federation, ndW it was a mighty,
a I
distinguished bolyV
took fire at once and many were caught America. With him was John Mitchell,
in the wreckage and were unable to re- president of the United Mine Workers
lease themselves before the flames 0
ident lae federation and
spokesmarnof the unions of
America, who handled successfully
mspirm Sp
Cheered Labor's Marchers.
Along the streets aof the business sec-
ning at good speed and, unchecked' tion the^sfdewalks j?ere lined with la-
dashed into the station and hit the boring men who cheered their leaders,
west wall, Rearing out a section twen- and from the ofncejblocks wage work-
ty-ftve yards wide. The second and, era and office menijejaploverts ,.and era- u-r *n-
4 !SSr a. tr?l-^
eity, the procession turned down Third
street and marched to Normanna hall,
where the .convention sessions -will be
Few of the many conventions held in
Minneapolis have been fraught with
more far-reaching possibilities for the
future of the American peoplfe than this
which is to decide whether the labor
union shall become a factor in politics
as a separate party. Few have had
better-knpwn men upon the platform,
and few have had more earnest and
intelligent men seated as delegates.
With every delegate standing while
Minneapolis, from
Points, acconnt
OMd tolas NOT. 18, 16 and 17.
Returning 19th.
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#The PolicemanThis spooning in the jjark ought to be prohibited by law. H
rN.f_~i.:.._ DMAI
the big band played the "rStar
ang ied Banner," the twenty-sixth
annual convention of the American Fed
eration of Labor was formally opened.
As the band started to play the stir
ring national air, President Gompers
ana every delegate and visitor to the
convention rose and remained standing
until *the last note had died away, to
be followed by a flood of hearty ap
The convention was called to order,
and J. McNally of Minneapolis, as
president of the Trades and Labor as
sembly, rose to welcome the visitors
in behalf of organized labor of the
Legislating Body of the Banded Trades Unionists of
Nation Begins Sessions in Minneapolis.
President Samuel Gom
pers aqm Other Labor
Leaders fife Here.
President of the American Federation of Labor.
crf tfte^fieeHr-***
i, *o ^^^ji^H^^^^
delegates ttk this magnificent gathering
of the American Federation of Labor,''
esteem it a
Cpntinued on 2d Page, 4th Column.
Carlisle vs. U. of M. Football Game
Ask R. R. Agents for Particulars.
Physicians Abandon All Hope of
Saving General's Fast
Departing Iiife.
Bakersfield, 2aJ. IXor. 12,A,bnlle
tin isst&eo^frdnA the MeK$triek ranch
states' thafMajjr General Shatter is
near death and that alFhope of his re
covery has been abandoned.
doctors wr in attendance all
honor to the city uat We have you with night and now Dr. Scjiaefer is hurrying
us, and shall alwajs-hetish the memory to the ranch\ The relatives are ail at
of this oppSrtunity ^hatr'is- mine, that t^e bedside.
of welcoming you to the citj
"We want "you to nXakc ur eity
yours and we want you to feel at home.
The entertaining of this gathering was
a" big undertaking for us and while our
plans and preparations for VOUT enter
tainment may be less lavish and less
pretentious than in other cities I want
William Rufus Shafter was born at
Galesburg, Kalamazoo county, Mich.,
Oct. 16, 1835. He was of Scotch-Irish
descent and the son of a farmer. He
received his education in the common
schools of his native village and Prairie
academy at Richfield, Mich. He helped
his father work the'-home farm and
taught school for a while during the
When the war broke out, young
Shafter enlisted in the Seventh Michi
gan infantry and became a first lieu
tenant. This position he held until
Aug. 22, 1862, when he was made a
major in the Nineteenth Michigan' in
fantry. In June, 1863, he was made
lieutenant colonel of the regiment, and
on April 19, 1864, he was promoted to
the colonelcy of the Seventeenth regi
ment of United States colored troops.
He served in this capacity until Nov.
21, 1866.
A Daring Soldier,
His various promotions in the volun
teer service were the result of the in
trepidity and good judgment displayed
by him at Balls Bluff, Yorktown, West
Point, Fair Oaks, the Seven Days' bat
tle of May2 1862, Malvern Hill, Thomp
son's Station and Spring Hill, Tenn.,
Nashville, and the pursuit of Hood's
army after the battle of Nashville, but
the event that first brought him into
the limelight was his aetion at Fair
Oaks while still a first lieutenant. He
was in command of a body of pioneers
soldiers armed with axes and shovels,
who cleared the way for their comrades
who carried their rifles and forty
sounds. Lieutenant Shatter found arms
for his company or roadmakers and led
them into the hottest of the fight, was
badly wounded but remained on the
field, tho he lost nineteen of his twen
ty-three men.
After the war quite a number of
officers of the volunteer army who had
especially distinguished themselves were
transferred to the regular army. Among
these was Colonel Shafter, who was
made lieutenant colonel of the Forty
first infantry and served on the Mexi
can border until 1879. Here he fought
the Apaches and won promotion, first
to the colonelcy of First infantry and
then to the star of a brigadier general,
receiving that distinction May 3, 1879.
On Oct. 16. 1899, he was retired from
active service as brigadier general in
the regular army, but retained as major
eneral of volunteers until June 30,
when he was finally retired.
His service in the northwest con
sisted in the suppression of the out
break of the Indians at Pine Ridge
agency, South Dakota, in 1890 and
1S91. He then commanded the First
United States infantry.
Upon the breaking out of the war
with Spain General Sha was. placed
in command of the army that was sent
to Cuba, leaving the United States for
his field of action June 14, 1898, land
ing at Santiago June 21, 22 and 23,
and receiving the surrender of the east
ern part of Cuba.on July 14, just one
month from the date of his departure
from the United States
Since the war with Spain General
Shafter devoted his attention to his
private affairs!. He* -owned a large
ranch near l&kersfieicf, Cal., and. was
director of the Presidio Mill & Mining
company Texas and'president of the
Turquoise Copper Mining company of
Turquoise, Ariz. tt
He. was president ef the Society of-
of San Francisco, honorary member of Robert Dey
the Union League club of San'Fran
cisco, a member of the Loyal Legion
and George, ^H. Thomas post. Grand
Great Demonstration Downtown
and at the "U" for the
-^Celebration, on the Campus, of
the Defeat of Chicago's
Downtown Minneapolis was football
mad again today. But this time, unlike
Saturday, the active frenzy was among
student rooters only, for the onlookers,
the lay members of King Foothball's
sugject body, were only passive partici
pants. The team was back. Therefore
the frenzy.
There have been ovations and ova
tions for victorious Minnesota teams,
but the reception of the 1906 -gopher
eleven, victors at Chicago and 'Cham
pions #of
The Students Late.
the West," when they arrived
in Minneapolis at 10 a.m. today was
the greatest undergraduate joy jubilee
since Rogers tied the Michigan game in
1903. Pulling a taliyho occupied by the
members of the team, the students par
aded the downtown streets and literally
owned the town.
The train carrying Captain Current
and his warriors arrived in Minneapolis^-*'
at 9:45 and when the members of the^
team piled off their special car there?,ifp
were no students to meet them. The/JT
impression that there was to be no un
dergraduate demonstration was quickly
dispelled, however, when at Nicollet
and Hennepin the ^members of the team
were met by the advance guard of a"
student legion and the announcement
was made that all the university, accom
panied by a taliyho, was on its way
over town. It had been announced on
the campus that the football train would
not arrive in Minneapolis until 10
'clock, and on this account the rooters
were late.
Scouts were at once sent out to rally
the members of the team and by the
time the main body of rooters had ar
rived a majority of the players had
been rounded up preparatory to the
On the 'U'' Campus.
Up Central avenue the crowd shouted
and sang, and turning off at University
avenue, entered the university campus
with banners waving, and with the hun
dreds of students who were awaiting
them cheering madly. Aa the taliyho
which contained the teant and Coach
Williams entered the campus gates 200
co-eds seized the long ropes attached
to the carriage, and pulled it up the
steep embankment in front of the
library building.
For two hours the university was
transformed into a sea of enthusiasm.
Classes were forgotten, and the profes
sors informally adjourned all work for
the forenoon. Every man on the team
and every man on the squad was
cheered again and again, and the cheer
ing was interspersed with generous
yells for the vanquished Chicago team.
^~t "V
Denver. Sor. 12.The Associated Pfeete cor 1.
respondent, wt went to Stopewall, 1^ ~M tc
Investigate ihe report that Mount Cirt*br* J
-Unhitching the horses, from the talfcpfeK
Ho and bundling the players np on tha_
top, the *'U" rooters started en their''
journey. Up and down down-town,
streets they paraded, cheering and glv-
ingMinnesotaT yells and songs.
ophe university band had not arrived
and could not tafcfe part in the first-part
of the celebration* but as the proces
sion swung down Hennepin avenue over
a thousand strong, they were met by the
belated band boys, who arrived on a
later train, and the jubilee
pandemonium* 'J:
*$ *i
Illinois Senator Declares Tariff Ii
Not Party Issue and
Plans Action.
Special to The Journal.
Chicago, Nov. 12.A Washington
special to the Chicago Tribune ears
Immediately after congress convenes
next month Senator Cullom of Illinois
will introduce a joint resolution in the
senate providing for the appointment
of 'an expert tariff commission to con
sider and report on those schedules,
which should be revised.
Sueh a commission, according to the
senator, should be absolutelv non-parti
zan and should treat the subject solely
in accordance with the needs of busi
ness and labor interests of the coun
try. -gr
Not a Political Issue.
In the judgment of Senator Cullom
the time has come to eliminate the tar
iff from politics and to make it what
it should bea practical business prop
osition. He "has no sympathy with the
view of the "standpatters" that th#
tariff is like an endless chain and that
the modification of one schedule neces
sitates the remodeling of the entire
What he wants- is a law which will
enable a change in a particular sched
ule, either increase or decrease, as the
interests of working people require.
Senator Cullom feels that if any ac
tion at all is had on the tariff it snonld
be taken long before a presidential
election and thus eliminate the sub
ject from a political campaign. He
suggests the advisability of President
Roosevelt calling an extra session next
spring. When the president returns
from Panama Senator Cullom probably
will talk to him along this line.
In a state of eruption, wires that tne report
untrue that the smoke Issuing .apparently ironi
the summit of the peak really copies ttUm 6tth-S
the Army of Santiago, department com- 'ing timber on the New Mexico sid* qt thexlj
mander of California and Nevada, mountain. *&
Grand Army of the Republic, honorary ~7 ZZ, T~ZTJ ^-J'
life member of the Pacific Union club SE^JL.
Str^fc f..a
mostdfashlon-, able residencon thororar of the city an looted
a jewelbox of diamonds and jewelry, rained at"
8,000. The most valuable article taken is a'
iamond necklace contalninjt sixty-four

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