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PAGES TWELVE PAGES i NEW HAVEN. CONN., SATURDAY JANUARY 5 1907 i1 1) VOL LXXI. NO 5 PRICE TWO CENTS. I THE CARRTNGTON PUBLISHING CO. I A) 1 ! H I 'I i If 1 if p 1 i If Si f. it- I1 DR. FLOWER TAKEN INTO THREE YEARS AGO FORFEITED HIS BAIL OF TWEN'l Y 1IIOUS , AND DOLLARS. ToIIce Had Traced Him About the Country Once Located Hlin In Mexico Flower, Who Is a Physician, Was Indicted on Five Counts In March 1903 Forfeited His Bull. New York, Jan. 4. The district at torney's office was notified to-night of the arrest, at Philadelphia to-day, of Ir. Richard C. Flower, a' mining pro moter who three years ago forfeited tall of $20,000 while under indictment in this city for obtaining money under false pretenses. The police, who had traced Flower about the country, once locating him in Mexico; claim to have found him last fall in Jersey City. From there he went to Philadelphia, where, it is al leged, he was known as Professor Moore. A warrant charging him with being a fugitive from Justice was re cently issued here. The prisoner will be arraigned in court at Philadelphia to-morrow, it was said, and is expected to fight extradition, proceedings toward which will be immediately begun. Flower, who is a physician, was in dicted on five counts in March, 1903. Ho was; then, it is alleged, a promoter of the "Arizona and Eastern Mining, Milling, Smelting and Refining Com pany," and sold stock of this concern to the amount of $800,000. The com pany collapsed and tbe stockholders were unable to get any of the money which they had invested. The matter was brought to the attention of the dis trict attorney and Dr. Flower was ar rested. The complaint was made by Mrs. Gelebar Hagaman, and one of the chief witnesses was Helen Gray Tay lor. When Flower pleaded to the charges be was released In $20,000 bail, which was furnished by a Mrs. Storra. When the case was placed on the calendar the defendant failed to appeal and his bail was forfeited. While the case was pending in court a lawyer, Edgar Mills, was arrested, it being alleged that he represented Flower and tried to bribe a policeman connected with the district attorney's office., Mills was convicted and sen tenced, to Sing Sing. , Flower figured prominently In the case growing out of the will of Theodore Hagaman. ! -:- Philadelphia, Jan. 4. R. C. Flower, alias C. . G. Dalney, who has been a fugitive from New York since 1903, where he is wanted to answer charges of grand larceny and swindling credu lous investors out of about $1,000,000 on alleged bogus mining operations, was arrested in this city to-day by Detec tive Sergeant McConville, of New York, And several local officers. Flower, who, the detectives say, is the most colossal mine swindler of the age, was captured in a room in one of the big office buildings in the center of the city, where it developed he has been located for some time. Tinder the name of Professor Oxford, the detec tives say, he was seeking to secure money from investors by representing that he had a wonderful chemical pro cess whereby he could mage diamonds and other precious stones and a patent brick. The arrest of Flower ends a chase by the detectives and postal authorities that carried th'em through the United States, Mexico, Central America, part of South America and Canada. When the detectives eventually ran him down here they found that he was so changed in appearance that they could scarcely recognize him. As Pro fessor Oxford he was apparently a be nevolent old gentleman who wore a long white beard, and though the de tectives had photographs of him, they were afraid they had made a mistake and kept him under surveillance for several days before they made the ar rest. When he was taken into custody he denied being the missing Dr. Flower, but after being placed in a cell at the central station he admitted his identity. No complaints have been received by the local authorities, so far as can be learned, from any one who has fallen a victim to his wiles here. He will be given a hearing to-morrow. . HERD OF TE-N DEER. Seen on Tulmnda-e Hill West of Pros peet Center. Naugatuck, Jan. 4. David Plumb of (Prospect reported to-day that (he had seen a heard of deer on Talmadge Hill rwest of Prospect Center. This is be lieved to have been the largest herd see at one time in this state in a number of years. Plum says the deer manifested no alarm and finally disap peared in the woods. A few days r.so a farmer named Tavlor says he caw f rur deer on his farm, and Horatio Clark, a citizen of Prospect, reports seeing a large buck. BRIDGEPORT LAD SUICIDES. Albert Sebek Had Quarrel With His Sweetheart. Bridegport, Jan. 4. Albert Sebek, aged twenty-two, a piano worker, said to have been made despondent by a quarrel with his sweetheart and the temporary loss of his position, com mitted suicide this afternoon by stran gling in his room on Gilbert avenue. He tied his feet with a cord, and plac ed a wire picture cord about his neck, attaching It to the bed post. He then lay down on the floor and choked him self to 'death. TO DISCUSS CHRISTIANITY. Important Questions to be Considered by Bible Teachers. New York, Jan. 4. The Bible Teach ers' Training, school of New York has projected an important discussion of the vital questions of Christianity to take place in this city during the month of April. It will include a con sideration of the Virgin birth of Jesus Christ, the doctrine of the resurrec tion and indeed all of the debated questions, respecting the incarnation. Participants representing every shade of thought have heen invited to either speak or contribute papers. The Rev. Dr. James Orr of Glasgow, Scotland, will be the leading speaker on behalf of the orthodox contingent. The meet ins will be held in the Fifth avenue Presbyterian church, and will continue during tlie most of the month of April. B. cfi. O. WRECK INQUIRY. "Dead" Train Apparently Ban by Stop Signal. Washington, Jan- 4. The coroner's jury investigating the ' Terra Cotta wreck of Sunday night on the Balti more and Ohio railroad, heard testi mony all day from telegraph operators and others at' the Silver Springs, Tako ma and University stations, all of 'which went to show that the two trains received a white light at Silver Springs, that the passenger train cleared Takoma for University and that the "dead" train ran by a red lizht at Takoma. The Takoma opera tor was corroborated by. four eye-wit-nesse as to his statement, that he gave the "dead" train the stop siznal. Members of the train crew will be heard to-morrow. NEW INSPECTORS NAMED. COMMISSIONER BINGHAM TAKES FIVE MEN FROM LIST. All Taken From Civil Service List All Vacancies Filled Commissioner Bingham Declines to Discuss Ap pointments In Detail The Selection of Hognn. New York, Jan. 4. Within a few hours after securing a new civil ser vice list of eligible captains, Police Commissioner Bingham to-day named five, inspectors, as follows James E. Dillon, Sylvester D. Baldwin, William G. Hogan, James tt Hussey and Stephen O'Brien. This fills all the vacancies in the department- Hogan lead the list with a percentage of 87. Captain Hogan had headed a for mer list of eliglbles of when Cammls sioner Bingham was at the time auot ed as saying: "I will not appoint one of them as long as I am police commissioner. The susreme court may compel me to do so, but I will not on my own volition." lAsked to-night regarding the ap pointment of Hogan, the commissioner said:. "I always did have a feeling for Cap tain Hogan. I am glad and pleased to know that he was at the top of the eligible list on the second examination. I always did feel like appointing Ho gan an inspector. I know that he will make a good commanding officer." . 'Commissioner Bingham refused to further discuss the appointments. COAL' PRODUCERS. To Take Charges nt Once Against the B. AO. Philadelphia, Jan. 4. A conference was held in this city to-day between a committee representing tlhe Coal Producers' association, recently organ ized in Baltimore, and William A. Glusgow, of counsel for the association at which it was decided to take imme diate action against the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad company on the charge of discrimination- The coal producers' association com posed of independent coal operators on the lines of the Baltimore and Ohio railroad and they charge that the Bal timore and Ohio company discriminate in favor of what the operators call "their own companies," namely the Consolidation Coal company, the Fair mont Coal company, and the Somerset Coal company, aU of which, it is al leged, are controlled by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad company. The Coal Producers' association, it is said, have an aggregate output of more than 30,000,000 tons a year and control property valued at $60,000,000. CHOKER TO ESTER RACES. Will Run Horses on . Metropolitan Tracks This Season. New York. Jan. 4. 'Formal intima tion was forthcoming to-night that Richard Croker intends to race horses on the Metropolitan tracks this sea eon, and was taken as an indication of his intention to return to New York in, the near future, if only on a visit. He has named his five-year-old chest nut mare Blakestown for the Suburban, been run for more than twenty years at the summer meeting of the Coney Island Jockey club at Sheepshead Bay. Croker's colors were last seen on the race track in the neighborhood of New York in 1S94. M?st of Blakestown's racing has been done on the Irish tracks, and she never has figured as, the winner of any of the big classics or handicaps of the English turf In Ireland, however, she has earned a distinguished record, and as a three-year-old she carried off the Irish Oaks from a strong field of fillies. INTO OEM WRECKS STARTED YESTERDAY BY THE INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION. Purpose of the Inquiry to Determine Whether the Responsibility for Wrecks Should be Flaced on the Workings of the Block System or on the Carelessness of the Railroad Em ployes. Washington, Jan. 4. 'What promises to be a most rigid investigation of the recent wrecks on the Baltimore and Ohio railroad at Terra Cotta, D. C, in which more than two score of passen gers lost their lives, and on the Southern 'Railway at Lawyers, Va., on Thanksgiving day, when President Samuel Sptncer and six others were killeJ, was begun tolday at the Inter state commerce commission, acting un der a general resolution passed by congres in the last session providing for an inquiry into the operation of the block system on the railroads throughout the country. It is the pur pose of the commission to determine whether the responsibility for those two wrecks should be placed on the workings of the block system or on the carelessnes of the railroad employ es stationed at the block sisual sta tions. A large number of witnesses have been summoned and the inquiry may last for several days. The result of the commission's findings will be sub mitted to congress and It is under stood, if the block system is found to be unreliable, some immediate legisla tive remedy may be urged upon con gvesk by the eammlsion. The Terra Cotta wreck was first tak en up to-day. Engineer Harry E Hll debrand, of the "dead" ' equipment train, which crashed into the Freder ick local at Terra Cotta, was the most important witness of the day. He tes tified that the "double green" light was displayed at Silver Spring on the night of the accident, which Indicated that there was a work train In the block between Silver Spring and Uni versity station. If there was any "danger light" at Takoma station, the witness declared he did nt pee it. He testified that between Friday evening at 6 o'clock and Sunday evening at 6:30 'When the wreck occurred, a period of 48 hours, he had had only eight hours sleep- Ho said, however, that when he was called to make the fatal run he did not feel a lack of sleep, but was in good trim to make the run. The witness testified that he had been suspended on three occasions for infraction of the rules of the company, Once he was suspended he said, for falling to stop after the explosion of a torpedo which he han over. MA I SPREA D TO ALL COM PA NIES Strike of Four Hundred Freight Hand lers on the Erie. New York, Jan. 4. The strike of the 400 freight handlers of tho Erie rail road at Jersey City and Hoboken is, according to a claim made to-night, to he followed by a general demand on all tho railrosd companies at their local piers, except the Pennsylvania, for an increase in wages from $1.85 to $2 a dav, the advance for which the Erie freight handlers struck. About twe-ty-flve hundred freight handlers, who are nearly all Italians, are preparing to make the demands, it was said, and the agents of some of the companies were told to-day what to expect. , The Pennsylvala railroad is the only road which pays $2 a day. The other roads besides the Erie on which the demands are to be made are the Del aware, Lackawanna an dWestern, New York Central, Lehigh Valley, West Shore, Baltimore and Ohio and the Central Railroad of New Jersey Though the places of the Erie strikers have been filled, a strike of the men on the other roads is predicted if the demands are refused. ' The officials of the Erie Railroad company said to-night that the freight handlers' strike had been broken. OMNIBUS CLAIMS BILL. Long; Discussion In the House Over the Measure. Washington, Jan. 4. The "omnibus claims bll!," so-called, carrying appro priations for claims under the Bowman and Tucker acts and miscellaneous claims on which favorable reports have been made by the war claims commit tee, was before the house to-day and for nearly five hours the merits of the measure were exploited. The bill, how ever, hardly got beyond the starting post stage, when the house adjourned. Immediately after the approval of the journal Speaker Cannon announced the appointment of Representative En glebright, of California, to a place on the committee on mines and mining, vice Mr. Williamson, of Oregon, remov ed. The speaker based this action on the ground that Mr. Williamson had. failed thus far to attend a single ses sion" of the Fifty-ninth congress. He was indicted prior to the first session of this congress and was convicted for participation In land frauds in Oregon. To Exclude Lobbyists. Providence, R. I., Jan. 4. Senator Gardner of Providence, to-day present ed a resolution excluding lobbyists from the senate. Senator Gardner moved for immediate consideration, but obpection was made, and the reso lution went to the committee on rules and or d era. TROUBLE AT VtCSCVIUS Recent Heavy Rains Cause Enormous Avalanches of Mud. Naples, Jan. 4. The recent hjavy rains have caused enormous avalanches of mud to start from the top of Mount Vesuvius. They grew in size as they swept along, and eventually spread out over several square miles. Trees in their path were uprotted and farm buildings were totally destroyed. A number of animals were killed, but fortunately ni people lost their lives. One man had a narrow escape. He was carried for almost a mile on the sea of mud, but was rescued by three courageous women who had made their way over the avalanche at the risk of their lives and succeeded in bringing him to a point of safety. A train on the Vesuvian railroad waj blocked by the mud at San Giuseppe, a village that was nearly destroyed during the erup tion of last April. Workmen who have been clearing away the ruins of the church at San Giuseppe, where there was a great loss of life last April, discovered six more bodies. When the news of this find was heard the people of the town crowded to the church in view o an endeavor to identify the unfortunates. The bodies were in an advanced stage of decomposition, and they could only be recognized by fragments of clothing or trinkets found In the pockets. A memorium to all the victims of the eruption who lived in San Giuseppe is to be erected on the spot where this church stood. STATE POLICE REPORT. FIVE HUNDRED AND ELEVEN CASES INVESTIGATED, Large Majority for Violation of the Li cense Law Sum Total of Fines Be tween Thirteen and Fourteen Thou sandThe Amount Paid to State Treasury,, Hartford, Jan. 4. The annual report of the state police department for the year ending June 30, 1906, shows that 511 cases were investigated during the year, and that there were 321 prosecu tions. A large majority of the cases were for violation of the license law. The sum total of, fines, In cases where fines were invposed, amounted to be tween $13,000 and $14,000, The heaviest total cf fines in any one town for vio lation of the license law was at East Hartford, where eight cases paid an aggregate fine of $1,600. The smallest fine imposed was t! sum of $1 on a charge of cruelty to animals. This was a Tolland case. Under the head of receipts and dis bursements the report says: Amount received from the state treasurer, $23, 830.73; expenditures, including salaries, special fees and expenses, $23,830.73; amount paid to tho state treasurer by the department, $7,141.82; amound paid or payable to the state in cases dispos ed of in superior ond common pleas courts, $2,540. BRYCE SPEAKS IN DUBLIN. Relation it the Norsemen to Ireland Given Vote of Thanks. Dublin, Jan. 4. James Bryce, the newly appointed ambassador of Great Britain to the United States, delivered a lecture here to-night under the aus pices of the National Literary society. His subject was the relations of the Norsemen to Ireland from the eighth to the twelfth century, and he gave an interesting review of the laws and lit erature of Ireland. Mr. Bryce received a vote of thanks from tho society, and in seconding it, John Dillon, M. P., said of Mr. Bryce that he would carry to his new task the friendship and good will of Irishmen, and he would see what Irishmen could do in a free country, living under con ditions far different from those of Ire land. Continuing Mr. 'Dillon expressed his belief that Mr. Bryce's experience of the present system of Irish govern ment would make him more than ever determined to champion Irish liberty. At thin remark some of the occu pants of the platform rose with a show of indignation, and the chairman said: "I must rule this out of order." There then followed a small scene, many persons in the audience calling upon Mr. Dillon to "go on," but Mr. Dillon Insisted upon bowing to the rul ing of the chairman. GAS SUPPLY SHUT OFF. Cleveland Faces Bad Sltnntion Cold Wave In Store. Cleveland, Jan. 4. With a cold wave bearing down on the city, the forerun ner of which set in this afternoon, and which is Increasing in severity, Cleve land's natural gas supply is completely cut oft to-night, and thousands of homes are without either heat or illu mination. No relief is promised until some time to-morrow, and in order to effect that result a large force of men is working to-night in Summit county, at the scene of the bursted main, in repairing the work done by an explosion early to day. The work is retarded by the fact that the place is covered for acres around with water as a result of heavy rains and swollen small streafs, which flood ed the neighborhood. Later to-day cooked foodstuff became an item, restaurants and bakeries which were dependent upon natural gas being entirely cleaned out. Flynn Gets Decision. Los Angeles. Jan. 4. Flvnn nets the decision over Sullivan at the end of twenty rounds. YElWulEI SUNDAY .' PRESCRIBED FOR BOSTON SABBATH ACTIVITIES OS PEO PLE TO BU CHECKED IN MANY WAYS. Enforcement of Old "Blue Laws" Will Stop Work and Pleasure Twelve Hundred Residents Summoned Into Court as a Result of the Controversy Between District Attorney Moran and Police Commissioner O'Meara. Boston, Jan. 4. The Sunday activities of the people of Boston will be checked in many important ways under deci sions reached in the municipal court to-day in connection with the cases brought under the enforcement of the Sunday laws, commonly known as the Massachuseetts "blue laws." Twelve hundred residents of Boston have been summoned into court, , as a result of the controversy between District At torney John B. Moran and Police Com missioner Stephen O'Meara over the al leged violations of the Sunday statute; the decisions of Special Justice Duff, who was assigned to try the cases, were many and varied to-day, and if they are sustained by the higher courts will signalize cessation in many direc tions of work which has been carried on without interruption on Sundays in the past. The court found, for in- j stance, thatthe transfer of scenery and other theatrical effects from, theaters after midnight of Saturday is not a work of necessity, which is permitted under the statutes. The collection of offal from hotels on Sunday was declared unlawful on the distinction that it was1, collected, not because it was necessary to feed the swine, but because of the probability that it would spoil and become useless as a product is not collected on the Sabbath, The playing of orchestras in the ho tels of Boston on Sunday Is- likewise unlawful, and must be discontinued, un'ier the decision of the court. A fiddler, Gustave Fleder, who played last Sunday at the Hotel Thorndike, with other musicians, was convicted and fined five dollars on the ground that his work was not a necessary work, or a charitable work. Boston must do without ice cream that is delivered by caterers on Sun days, as this was held by the court to be outside of the law. Justice Duff left for the consideration of the entire municipal bench the far-reaching ques tion of whether the transfer of person al baggage by express companies on Sundays is legal, but ruled provision ally that the-transfer of a casket nn the Sabbath was unlawful, unless it waii intended for the immediate use. of tho dead. . ' ' The special committee on Sunday laws of the legislature, which has 'been sitting all summer, will, it is expect ed, recommend some drastic change In the present statute; so thatthe present difficulties as to Sunday work will be eliminate!. , LENGTHY PltOlEST. Made by Members of Jamestown Ex ' position Commission. Boston, Jan. 4. A long protest by members of the advisory board of the Jamestown exposition against "The diversion of the exposition to the ser vices of militarism" was issued to night. The protest is made by Carroll D. Wright, president of Clark college; Edwin D. Mead and Rev. Edward Ev erett Hale, D. D., of Boston; Cardinal James Gibbons of Baltimore; John Mitchell, president of the United Mine Workers of America; Miss Jane Adams of Chicago, Miss M. Carey Thomas, president of the Bryn Mawr college; Willlalm Couper, the New York sculp tor; Prof. James H. Gillard of New Orleans; Prof. C. M. Woodward of St. Louis; Prof. Charles Zueblin of the Unlversltiy of Chicago, and others. The document in part is as follows: "The extravagant militarism of the programme of the coming Jamestown exposition, as developed and disclosed during the last few months, is a pro found shock to a great body of the American people. "We , believe that the knowledge of this programme, of which this is one of the many statements in the exposi tion journal and bulletins in these months, has come to three-quarters- of the American people as a great sur prise. It la a programme utterly dif ferent form that given when the plan of the Jamestown exposition was first submitted to the public. "That an International naval and military celebration was to have con spicuous place in the exposition's pro gramme, as provided for by congress in granting aid for that purpose in 1905, was well known, and was convention ally proper; but the purpose to make this great exposition primarily a naval and military spectacle, to intoxicate the American people for six months by a great living picture of war, and of all its enticing splendors, encourag ing the notion that war Is a thing of splendor, . a pageant and a game, in stead of a horror, and to-day almost invariably a crime, was not known, was not avowed, and has clearly been a gradually evolving purpose, whose carrying ou t,as now advertised, can only work immense mischief to the country. We solemnly protest against it," Declare Boycott Against Japanese. San Francisco, Jan. 4. The local car penters' union declare a boycott against the Japanese to-day. lAny member of the union who employs Japanese labor, patronizes Japanese merchants or pur chases gcods from employers of Jaan sc. is to be fined $!o. MRS. HARTJh'S CASE. Petition for Counsel Fees and Alimony Henrd. Pittsburg, Jan. 4. Judge Robert S. Frazer late to-day heard the petition of Mrs. iMary Scott Hartje demanding counsel fees and alimony from her hus band, Augustus Hartje, the millionaire paper manufacturer of this city. Coun sel for Hartje presented to the court the answer to the petition. Mrs. Hartje avers that her detectives' costs alone are upwards of $30,000. Judge Frazer informed Attorney Freeman, representing Mrs. Hartje, that there should be some Information given to the court in regard to the $30,000 expenses incurred for detectives. "I do not ask that you make a de tailed account that -will reveal what you are doing in any other case," said the court, "but we wish some informa tion which will enable us to Judge as to what Is a reasonable amount." Attorney Freeman promised to file an itemized account in a few days, and the hearing closed with this understand ing, ANT1-UUCKET SHOP BILL. Measure Introduced In the Massachu setts Legislature. Boston, Jan. 4. An ''anti-bucket shop bill" similar to one which last year was defeated in the senate was introduced to-day by Senator Vahey of Watertown. The petitioner was for mer Senator Edward L. Losan, who Championed the legislation last year. An order that the committee on rules consider the advisability of amending the rules so as to prevent persons en gaged in lobbying from having access to the senate or senate apartments, was adopted by the senate. FOR A MASONIC TEMPLE HIRAM LODGE TAKES INITIA TIVE STEPS AT BANQUET. Building Is Much Needed by the Fra ternity In New Haven Committee Appointed by Worshipful , Master Frank S. Conklln to Formulate Plans nnd Make Arrangements. The initiative steps were taken at the banquet of Hiram lodge, No- 1, A. F. and A. M., towards securing for the city of New Haten a Masonic temple, which will be worthy of the City of Elms and a lasting credit to the an cient and honorable craft which it will represent The building' of a Masonic temple in New Haven' has often been talked over by those who occupy both low and exalted stations in Masonic circles. Almost every city in the coun try of the size and population of . New Haven rejoices in its Masonic temple. They are generally magnificent works of art and are usually gazetted on the list of sglhts worth, seeing-. Hartford has an elegant 'temple, and Bridgeport also has a building worthy the brethren of the order, while cities of much smaller proportions have also their Masonic home where all the lodges can meet under one rcom and where the building is dedicated to the work of Masonry. When Hiram had to relinquish her quarters in the old temple at the corner of Chapel and Union streets, which was taken down to make room for the railroad im provements she found great difficulty In getting suitable quarters to hold her communications -in, and for nearly a year had to occupy stinted quarters in the Elks' building. 1A few weeks ago they changed their quarters to Frater nity hall, and while this place is an admirable meeting hall for lodges, yet it is not considered an Ideal temple. The old Masonic hall on Church street is occupied every week night with va rious lodges, and here the accommoda tions are generally considered by many Masons as also unsatisfactory and inadeiuate. The building of a temple In New Ha ven, therefore, becomes a necessity, and Hiram lodge has taken steps which it is hoped will culminate in the building of a suitable temple where all Masons will be abl eto meet under one roof and in a home they can call their own. As before mentioned the ball was set a-rolling by the new master of Hiram lodge, Frank S. Conklin, at the banquet of the lodge held Thurs day evening, and an influential com mittee was appointed to take the nec essary steps regarding the formation of plans, etc. The proposal is highly epoken of by many well known Ma sons, and it is generally thought that the outcome of the matter will be a Masonic temple for New Haven. TO BUILD ELECTRIC ROADS. Company Capitalized nt 50,000,000 In corporated In Maine. Augusta, Me., Jan. 4. The certifi cate of incorporation of tho Transcon tinental Electric Railway company, organized at Portland, with an author ized capitalization of $50,000,000, was filed at the state house to-day. The purpose is to build electric railways anywhere in the United States. Three Dead r.s Result nt Eating Canned Renns. Los Angeles, Cal., Jan. 4. Three per sons are dead as a result of eating canned beas. Henry Carter of Ontoria and his daughter died to-day, while Charles Abbott died yesterday. They ate the beans while on a camping trip. All were able to return home before they died. CONSOLIDATING OF GREAT RAILWAY SYSTEMS THE INTERSTATE COMMISSION STARTS ITS PROBE INTO Till: HARR1MAN LINES. It Is Admitted That the tnion Pactltc, the Southern Pacific, the Oregon Short Line and the Oregon Railway nnd Navigation Companies Are Practical ly Under the Same Administration Mr. Harriman President of Each. New York, Jan. 4. Modern methods of combining and consolidating mam moth railway systems and extending ' the principle of community of interest were delved into to-day at great length by the interstate .commerce commission, which began in this city, an investigation into the history of tha so-called 'Har.riman lines." From here the commission goes next week to Chicago. Several other cities may be visited before all the testimony that is desired is in the hands of the repre- sentatives of the . government, wIiofb object is to determine whether any ot the railroads of the country are con solidated or combined in restraint of trade. At to-day's hearing it was brought out in evidence and admitted that tha Union Pacific Railroad company, the Southern Pacific company, the Oregon Short line and the Oregon Railway & , Navigation company ' are practically; under the same administration, Mr. Harriman appearing as president of ' each company, with only slight varia tions in the lists of other officers. It was further shown that the South ern Pacific company owns the Pacific Mail Steamship company, that tha V Southern Pacific , and Union Pacific; ' Jointly own the Occidental and Orient Steamshijp company,," and that 1 Harri- : man Interests are in control .of the Portland & Asiatic Steamship company. : All three of thes ellnes run steamers between either San Francisco or Port land, and the Orient. " It was eaid tha Occidental is in liquidation, but it still operates two steamers. On the Atlantic ocean it was shown that the Southern Pacific owns the 1 line of steamers running between New York and New Orleans, formerly' known as the Morgan line. It was shown further that the Union Pacific, has a traffic arrangement with the" San Pedro, Los Angeles and Salt Lake railway extending over a period' of ; ninety-nine years, and exercises a joint control with, the Chicago', Rock ' Island & Pacific railway ever i-SChi-' cago & Alton railroad; owns $28,123iJ, worth of stock, ox 29.59 per cent: of ho1; capitalization of the Illinois Central; railroad, and" owns $3,f ,300' Woi tft tff. stock of the St. Joseph & Grand Island'" ' railroad, which is 37.37 per cent, of the whole. , ' , 1 ' , The Oregon Short line owns $39,540,600 : worth of , stock in the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad company, this, being IS. 62 pel cent, of th wholt, .r ' Of Chicago, 'Milwaukee and St. .Paul 1 stock, the Oregon Short line owns ?. 690,000 worth, of 3.42 per cent. , The ' j company also owns $2,572,000 or 2.58 per cent, of the stock of the Chicago & i Northwestern, $10,000,000 of the prefer- red stock of the Atchison, Topeka t& Santa Fe, being 4.28 per cent, and $l4,X.f 285,745, or 7-97 per cent, of the capital : ) stock of the New York Central & Hud-' t son River railroad. ' i Of these holdings by the Harriman', companies the stocks of the 1 Illinois ) Central, Baltimore & Ohio, New York t Central, Chicago & Northwestern, Chi-. cago, Milwaukee & St. Paul; Atchison, f Topeka & Santa Fe, and St. Joseph & I $103,293,745, have all been bought since t July 1, 1906. , ' 'I "Where did the money come from?'' asked members of the commission, j In reply It was stated that the Uni-oni j Pacific showed last July a surplus of f $51,000,000. The Oregon Short line de- j clared a dividend of 50 per cent, on its j. stock held by the Unioii Pacific, anil 1 also contributed ouf of its general as j sets to the purchase money. f j After placing in evidence all that wf ' available as to the ownership of the so. j: called "Harriman lines," counsel for i Miller, secretary of the Harriman, j company read from the minutes of j many executive committee meetings o the Union Pacific,1 in which it was shown that Mr. Harriman reported va- rious things he had done, and the com- mitteo simply voted to ratify and con- Arm his actions. It was also showii that Mr. Harriman had authority, by resolution, to borrow money for that uses of the Union Pacific company without restriction as to amount or; terms. : The minutes of the meeting last July at which Mr. Harriman personally urg ! ed the purohase of the Illinois Centrll stock wer eread. These minutes qtint ed Mr. Harriman as saying that "while the Illinois Central was generally rec-1 ognlzed as an important and valuabtel system of railrads, yet he believed iinf strteglc value and Importance was but, little understood even by some of those most active in Its management." " ; The hearing will continue to-morrow. Lynching In Alabama. j Buf aula. Ala., Jan. 4.--A negro wHirf asaulted a young white woman hew. was lynched to-night. It was estab lished later that the negro lyncher was "Will Scott, a notorious character Shipping Aews. New York, Jan. 4. Arrived: Stettmf TTltonia, Trieste, etc.; sailed, steanie.', Neustria, Marselles. Gibraltar, Jan. 4. Passed: Pfrnrnff Napolitan Prince, Naples for New York! Marseilles, Jan. 3. Arrived: Steamef Calabria, New York. Boulogne, Jan. 3. 1 a. m.: Sailed; Steamer Pretoria (from Hamburg) Ne York via Plymouth. Lizard, Jan. 4. Steamer Philadelphia New York for Plymouth, Cherbourg bti Southampton was 270 miles west Liza if 6 p. m.; will reach Plymouth XI a. i; Saturday. i t.