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CANADIAN PLUMBERS CHARGED
WITH HAVING ENTERED INTO
SHARED BY ALL
Secret Agreement Made as to Prices
For Work, With Assessment on Con
tracts and Arbitrary Advances In
Charges-Money Thus Raised Pool
* ed For Benefit of Members.
Toronto, Can., Nov. 25.-Crown At
torney Curley today laid information
against more than 200 plumbers and
supply house men charging them with
having combined to defraud the public.
The laying of this information will
result in bringing into court as defen
dants men who have moved in
the industrial, social and re
ligious world in Canada. It is expect
ed they will appear next Tuesday, with
those previously charged. The pen
alty on conviction reaches from a fine
of $1,000 to one of $10,000, with the
alternate of two years' imprisonment,
The indictments charge that the
firms entered into an unlawful com
bination to defraud the public by
agreeing in secret as to the prices to
be charged on all contracts, public or
The plumbers alone, it is alleged,
collected more than half a million dol
lars annually in overcharges. This
was made up of five per cent assess
ments, on each contract secured and
a further assessment of 15 per cent
to cover arbitrary advances in prices
eherged for work. This fund, amount
tag to hundreds of thousands of dol
lars annually, it is charged, was di
vided among members of the combine.
Cambridge, Mass., Nov. 25.-By her
quickness in seizing an opportunity af
forded by a muffled punt, Yale today
won the annual fotball game with Har
vard by a score of 6 to 0. The error,
which was made by Nichols, who had
replaced Foster at left halfback, oc
eurred near the close of the second
half and but for it, as even Yale ad
mitted, the contest probably would
have resulted as did those cn the same
feld in 1897 and, 1899, in no score for
Harvard's unexpected ability to solve
and stop Yale's attack was a feature
of the contest. Except but for one
dash of 40 yards by Roome in the first
half and one of 15 yards by Morse in
the second half, the Yale gains were
short and nearly all were made by
plunger Morse. In the second half
Yale gains were short and nearly all
were made by plunges into the line.
The Harvard gains also resulted from
mass plays, usually with the famous
tandem formation, the only exception
being a dash of 18 yards by Quarter
back Starr, who by running the whole
width of the field, eluded Yale's ends
for that distance. Throughout the
game, end runs, quarterback dashes
and doubled and delayed passes by
either team were. quickly broken and
frequently the runner was thrown for
a loss. Each side had to struggle time
and again for the necessary five yards.
It usually took two or three downs to
cover the distance. Yale captured the
ball three times and Harvard took the
ball away from Yale twice by a stub
Harvard reached Yale's 24-yard line
in the second half, only to be sent
back five yards for off-side play. This
was the nearest the Crimson came to
scoring a touchdown. In the first half,
however, Burr made a beautiful at
tempt at goal from placement from
Yale's 51-yard line, missing it by a
Yale's score came in the last 10 min
utes of play. The ball had gone up
and down the field, with neither side
able to make any long, consistent
gains. Hoyt sent a high punt to Nich
ols on the Harvard 30-yard line. The
Harvard back, who had just come into
the game, muffed the kick and Capt
ain Shelvin, who on every kick in the
game was down the field, with marve
lous speed grabbed the ball the instant
it touched the ground. Yale had twice
before been held within Harvard's 25
yard line, but Nichols' error seemed to
sap the fighting spirit of the Crimson
players and in 10 rusbes Yale made
the distance to the gal line. Nearly
all the Yale plunges for the score were
dlreoted against Harvard's left wing,
where Montgomery had replaced
Brill, notwithstanding the fact that the
burly Harvard tackle was able to run
off the field comparatively fresh.
Forbes had the honor of carrying
the ball over for Yale's only touch
down, and Hoyt kicked an easy goal
from a punt out. Neither side came
within striking distance of the other's
goal after Yale scored.
Forty-three thousand persons watch
ed the game in weather as warm as In
dian summer. It was the la!.,gst and
most brilliant gathering ever seeu at
a fotball game in this country. The
spectators were keyed up to a .f ih
pitch of excitement by the incessant
cheering of the under-gra'uates and
the Harvard stands, which contained
faily 30,000 persons, after the team
had shown itself able to stop the Yale
offense and displayed an ability to
make short gains, became overjoyed at
the showing of the Crimson players.
On the other hand the Yale team, until
Hutchinson replaced Tad Jones at
quarterback, seemed to lack the fight
ing spirit which a week ago tore the
Princeton line to pieces.
One of the most gratifying features
of the game was the spirit shown by
both sides toward each other, which
was emphasized by the Yale stands
cheering the absent Harvard leader,
Captain Hurley, who was not able to
play, on account of an injury which
has confined him in a Boston hospital,
ana the cheers for Yale from the Crim
EASY FOR GOPHERS.
Minnesota Derives Solace by Unmerci
fully Drubbing Northwestern.
Minneapolis, Nov. 25.-Minnesota
closed the football season today by
giving the Northwestern university a
most severe drubbing, the score stand
ing 72 to 6.
From the start the Gophers had
things their own way, and only once
did the purple eleven show up. This
was near the close of the first half,
when Rebur broke through the left end
of the maroon and gold line for a
sprint of 73 yards up the field and a
When the first half ended the score
stood 42 to 6 against the purple, but
for some hard luck Minnesota would
have made three more touchdowns in
this period of the play.
The left side was the particularly
weak spot in the Northwestern's de
MICHIGAN 75; Oberlin 0.
Ann Arbor, Mich., Nov. 25.-Michi
gan defeated Oberlin on the Ferry
field this afternoon by a score of 75
to 0. Featherstone, Oberlin's right end,
played a star game for the visiting
team and made the biggest individual
gain that has been made against the
Michigan team this season. He got
around Michigan's right end for a 50
Navy, 12; Virginia, 6.
Nebraska, 43; Doane college, 5.
Army, 17; Syracuse, 0.
Columbia, 0; Pennsylvania, 23.
New York, Nov. 25.-William Moore,
right half back of the Union college
football team, died tonight from injur
ies received today in the game with
New York university. He was 19
years ofage and lived at Schenectady,
Chancellor Mac Cracken of the New
York university was informed of the
tragedy tonight. The chancellor im
mediately sent the following telegram
to President Elliott of Harvard univer
"President Charles W. Elliott, Har
vard university, Cambridge, Mass.:
May I not request, in view of the
tragedy on the Ohio field today, that
you will invite a meeting of univer
sity and college presidents to under
take a reform or abolition of Loo,
Rockville, Ind., Nov. 25.--Carlos
Brown, 18 years old, was killed in a
football game between Marshall and
Belmore high schools at Bellmore to
day. He staggered after a tackle and
was picked up dead. One rib had
been broken and driven through his
Sedalia, Mo., Nov. 25.-Robert
Brown, 17 years of age, was fatally in
jured in a football game today. He is
paralyzed from the neck down and'has
not spoken since he was hurt.
ANOTHER HEARST GAIN.
New Yorkl, Nov. 25.-William R.
Hearst today gained 80 votes in a sin
gle election district, according to the
recanvass of ballots in New York's
contested mayorality election. This
gain was found in the Fifteenth eleo
tion district of the Twenty-sixth as
sembly district, in which the board of
election inspectors was placed under
arrest a few days ago.
The board of county canvassers, it
is announced, found erasures and nu
merous changes on the tally sheets in
CZAR'S FIGHTING FORCE AT SE
BASTOPOL THROWS ITS LOT
WITH STRIKING WORKMEN.
A SERIOUS MATTER
Admiralty at St. Petersburg Issues
Statement Concerning Mutiny Ad
mitting That It Causes Grave Con
dition to Arise-Other Regiments
Said to be Seriously Affected and
Further Mutinies Are Feared.
Sebastopol, Nov. 25.-The sailors of
this port and the Belest regiment have
mutinied and joined the workmen,
who are holding a meeting under the
red flag. The city is in a state of
The mutineers, carrying red flags
and accompanied by a military band,
marched to the railway station and
compelled the employes to cease work.
The sailors yesterday attempted to
hold a meeting and Rear Admiral Pis
erevski announced that the meeting
would be dispersed by the use of fire
arms, whereupon the sailors fired on
and wounded the admiral.
Events at Cronstadt Find Echo in
Black Sea Fleet.
St. Petersburg, Nov. 25.-That the
outbreak at Sebastopol is no drunken
frolic as was the case at Cronstadt,
but a seriously planned revolutionary
demonstration was made clear by the
tone of an official statement issued by
the admiralty tonight, declaring that
the sailors and several units of troops
were acting under the direct influence
of the socialistic propaganda. The
"The events at Cronstadt have found
echo in the Black sea fleet. Vice Ad
miral Chouknin reports that sailors,
under the influence of the socialistic
propaganda, have organized at Sebas
topol a series of demonstrations. The
movement has spread to several or
ganizations of the army. Vice Admiral
Pisarevski was seriously wounded
while trying to prevent a meeting
"The situation is serious, though, ac
cording to a report received at 6:28
o'clock this evening, no attempts had
been made to pillage."
In view of the alarming news re
ceived today of a mutiny at Sebasto
pol, the proceedings of the zemstvo
congress at Moscow and other develop
ments in the Russian situation paled
into insignificance. This formidable
revolt, in which the sailors of the fleet,
shore equipages and infantry garri
sons are participating, appears at the
present to be beyond the power of Vice
Admiral Chouknin, commander of the
Black sea fleet, to control, as the dis
patches say nothing of counter meas
ures being taken or of the attitude of
the other regiments of the regular gar
The mutineers and riotous strikers
are parading the city with red flags
without interference and it may be
possible, as was the case at Odessa,
theit the guns of the battleship Patel
eimon, formerly the Kniaz Potemkine,
and other ve'sels of the Euxine fleet
dominate the situation and prevent ac
tive measures being taken to quell the
The revolt of the Belest regiment is
one of the most serious features of the
situation. It is the first time an in
fantry regiment, as a whole, has
mutinied and the question on the lips
of every one in the capital is how long I
it will be before it is followed by
others, perhaps, even the St. Peters
Sinister rumors are in circulation of I
increasing disaffection in the Four- I
teenth and Eighteenth naval battalions
at St. Petersburg.
STILL WARRING ON SMOOT.
Monster Petition by Women for Mor
Mon Senator's Exclusion.
Philadelphia, Nov. 25.-A meeting of
the executive committee of the Na
tional League of Womeh's Organiza
tions, formed two years ago to oppose
continuance in the United States sen
ate of Senator Reed Smoot of Utah,
-was held here today. Women from all
sections of the country were present.
It was announced that a petition
would be presented to the senate ask
ing for the exclusion of Smoot, owing
to the fact that he is a member of
a heirarchy whose president and a
majority of the members practice and
The petition has been signed by
nearly a million women and will be
presented by a senator from each
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SENATOR BURTON IS GUILTY
OF FULL CHARGE AGAINST HIM
St. Louis, Nov. 26.-Senator J. R.
Burton of Kansas was tonight found
guilty on all six counts in the indiot
ment upon which he has been on trial
for the past weekein the United
States circuit court.
The verdict was brought in at 12:50
SCHANDEIN WILL SUSTAINED.
Judgment is Entered Against Contest
ants and Probate Ordered.
Milwaukee, Nov. 25.-Judge Carpen
ter today, in a lengthy decision, sus
tained the will of Mrs. Lizzie Schan
dein and admitted it to probate.
The will makes Mrs. Jacob Heyl the
chief beneficiary of the $7,000,000 es
tate, and Mrs. Emma Frank and Emil
Schandein, the other children, are cut
off with a small allowance. The con
testants were Mrs. Frank and Emil
Schandein, who sought to break the
will, alleging that it had been executed
while the testator was under undue in
fluence of Jacob Heyl, husband of the
ST. PAUL IS LIBERAL
St. Paul, Nov. 25.-After a cam
paign of but 21 days Chairman A. B.
Driscoll of the Y. M. C. A. building
fund committee announced that at 9
o'clock tonight subscriptions to the
fund had been received amounting to
$252,000. Forty-one thousand dollars
had to be raised before midnight in or
der to complete the $150,000 necessary
to secure conditional subscriptions of
$102,000. The $150,000 was subscrib
ed in small amounts, there being over
With the $250,000 recently raised for
the purpose of building an auditorium,
citizens of St. Paul have in the past
four months raised by popular sub
scription more than 500,000.
EXHUMING IS ORDERED
Annapolis, Md., Nov. 25.-Today's
sessions of the court martial which is
trying Midshipman Meriwether in con
nection with the death, after a fight,
of Midshipman James R Branch, Jr.,
were very largely occupied with testi
mony of classmates of the accused and
members of the first class of the naval
academy. Evidence was introduced
by the defense to show that Branch
harbored animosity against Meriweth
er and posted him, and also that the
practice of fighting was known to and
in a manner connived at by high offi
cials of the naval academy.
One of the important developments
of the day was the ordering by the
secretary of the navy of disinterment
of Branch's body for the purpose of
holding an autopsy. The body will be
exhumed tomorrow morning.
CRAWFORD MUST HANG
St. Paul, Nov. 25.-The state pardon
board today refused to grant the ap
plication for commutation of the death
sentence passed upon D. Crawford for
the murder of Heino Ludoon.
The principal arguments used in
Crawford's case was that George Pal
mer, who was jointly tried with Craw
ford, escaped with a sentence of 30
years in the penitentiary, it being
claimed that because Crawford was
friendless and penniless and Palmer's
relatives were well-to-do, the former
was given the heavier penalty.
The crime was committed while
Crawford and Palmer were holding up
a number of returning harvest hands,
who were stealing a ride on the rail
road. Crawford will be executed at
Elk River December 5.
It has been learned that Crawford's
real name is Deveroux and he is said
to have practiced administering
knockout drops to harvesters in East
Grand Forks resorts.
LIBERALS BADLY SPLIT.
London, Nov. 25.-Speaking at Bod
min, Cornwall, tonight, Lord Rose
berry repudiated the stand taken by
Sir Henry Campbell Bannerman, lead
er of the liberal party, in favor of
home rule for Ireland during his
speech at Stirling Thursday night,
thus emphasizing the split in the liber
Calling Cards at the Gazette omoe.
o'clock, two hours and 25 minutes af
ter the jury had received the case.
Senator Burton was ordered to ap
pear in court at 10 o'clock Monday
morning, when his counsel announced
a bill of exceptions would be present
ed and appeal asked for.
IS GOMPERS ONCE MORE
Pittsburg, Nov. 25.-The silver an
niversary convention of the Ameri
can Federation of Labor adjourned
late today, to meet next year at Minne
apolis on a date not yet set.
Samuel Gompers of Washington, D.
C., was re-elected president by a prac
tically unanimous vote, only two votes
having been cast against him. The re
tirement of Thomas I. Kidd as fifth
vice president advanced the candi
dates behind that office and all who
were candidates for re-election were
successful, exceut Eighth Vice Presi
dent D. J. Spencer of Dayton, Ohio,
who was defeated for the seventh vice
presidency by W. D. Huber of Indian
apolis, Ind. Joseph F. Valentine of
Cincinnati, Ohio, was the only other
officer elected, defeating William D.
Mahon of Detroit, Mich.
Upon the announcement of the elec
tion of President Gompers, Delegate
Barnes of Chicago made an attempt to
present a resolution declaring Mr.
Gompers was unfair. He was loudly
CHARGED WITH SWINDLING.
Chicago, Nov. 25.-On the charge
that the concern was conducting
swindling operations and that the peo
ple m Various parts of the country
have been mulcted out of more than
$200,000, a squad of detectives raided
the offices of L. D. Abbott & Co., manu
offices of L. D. Abbott & Co., amnu
facturers of skirts and corsets, today.
The alleged fraud consists in obtain
ing deposits of money from persons
who are directed to obtain sub-agents
and on their failure to do so, their
money is retained by the firm.
JIM HILL RETURNS.
New York, Nov. 25.-J. J. Hill, presi
dent of the Great Northern, arrived
here today on the steamer New York
from South Hampton.
Department of the Interior, United
States Land Office, Bozeman, Montana,
November 18, 1905,-A sufficient con
test affidavit having been filed in this
office by Edward A. Miner, contestant,
against homestead entry No. 5538,
made June 4, 1904, at Bozeman, Mont
ana, for lot 7, section 13, township 3
south, range 23 E., M. P. M., by Ernest
Robison, pontestee, in which it is al
leged that said Ernest Robison has
abandoned said land for more than
six months last past, and has not cul
tivated the same as required by law.
And that his said alleged absence from
said land was not due to his employ
ment in the army, navy or marine
corps of the United States in time of
war, said parties are hereby notified
to appear, respond and offer evidence
touching said alegation at 10 o'clock
a. m. on December 26, 1905, before
Lucius Whitney, U. S. commissioner,
at Joliet, Montana, (and that final
hearing will be held at 10 o'clock a. m.
on January 3, 1906, before) the register
and receiver of the United States land
office in Bozeman, Montana.
The said contestant having, in a
proper affidavit, filed November 14,
1905, set forth facts which show that
after due diligence personal service
of this notice can not be made, it is
hereby ordered and directed that such
notice be given by due and proper pub
M. R. WILSON, Register
J. N. KELLY, Receiver.
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