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THE BIRMINGHAM AGE-HERALD._
VOL. 36 BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA. TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 1906. 10 PAGES NO. 41 CULT T» LUST Boston Mao Moots Death in Electric Chair LAST DESPERATE EFFORT With the Death of Tucker One of the Greatest Legal Battles in the History of Massachusetts Comes to an End. Boston. June 12.—Charles L. Tucker was electrocuted at 12:12 this morning for the murder of Mabel Page. Tucker was officially pronounced dead by the prison doctors at 12:19 a. m. Three ap plications of the currents were made. Tucker, arriving In the death chamber and In front of the chair, drew from his trousers pocket a brief statement which he read. The statement was: "I hope that God will forgive me for all the wrongs I have ever done In my past life. I forgive everbody who has wronged me. I am at peace with my Maker. May God have mercy on my soul." Tucker then sat down In the chair and after the guards had adjusted the straps the warden raised his hand a3 a signal to the electrician. After the first application of the elec tricity Dr. Joseph McLaughlin, the prison surgeon, made an examination and an nounced that the pulse was still beating. After the current had been appliod a second time the surgeon detected a move ment of the heart, but when the current was applied a third time Tucker was pro nounced dead. This announcement was made at 12:19. The surgeon stated that Tucker was unconscious from the moment the first •hock was sustained. Last Effort to Prolong Life. A last and futile effort was made to prolong the life of Charles L». Tucker through executive clemency, but after hearing the appeal of h1s clergyman as well as his counsel, Governor Guild to night decided not to interfere with the execution of the sentence. After H»*i>tl*ing Tucker in the faith of . the Met lst^FpUcopal church Rev. Thomas Bishop Sought an interview with Governor Guild. *At the close of the con ference the following statement was Is sued by the secretary to the governor: “Rev. Thomas Bishop called upon the governor this afternoon and retracted his former statement expressed to the gover nor some days since of Tucker's guilt. He said that the basis of his opinion was a long conversation with the prisoner in which the prisoner’s apparent sincerity in his plea of Innocence overcame Mr. Bishop's previous conviction. Mr. Bishop, therefore, urged upon the governor to reprieve him.’’ James H. Vahey, the prisoner’s counsel, showed the governor Tucker's letters to his counsel which likewise asserted his innocence. The governor took the letter and the ap peal of Bishop and Vahey under advise ment, and later notified them that he was “regretfully forced to decline to in terfere with the execution of the sen tence." One of the incidents of the day was a telegram received at the state house by Governor Guild from President Roosevelt in relation to the Tucker case. It reads as follows: Roosevelt Sends Telegram. “The White House, “Washington, June 10. 1906. "Governor Curtis Guild, Boston, Mass.: "Have been requested on behalf of cer tain parties in Boston to interfere with the execution of Tucker, It being alleged that It Is my duty to so do Inasmuch as J have the power under the federal laws. "No showing has been made to me that I have power, but without regard to this, I desire to state to you that In my judg ment your decision not to interfere with the carrying out of the sentence of Tuck er seems to me entirely sound and com mands my hearty sympathy. It seems par ticularly a case In which there should be no Interference with the carrying out of the sentence." In his letter to Mr. Vahey, Tucker said: Tucker’s Letter to Counsel. “I have been misjudged and wrongfully accused of a crime that I know nothing about, one that I am entirely innocent of. “This peculiar case was purely circum stantial, and I did not get the benefit of the doubt. Some of the members of the Jury signed a letter to the governor for commutation, which shows that they had a doubt in their minds. “The governor has no right to bring up my past life to connect me with this crime. A man may steal, but there are limits to everything. “It is awful to die when one is innocent, and when one is so young, good heasted and healthy. Oh, I am so glad that I am Innocent! One feels much better when one's conscience Is clear. I would tell you willingly if 1 were guilty, and I would make my peaoc with God, but l am not, and I die Innocent as a child un born of this crime. The governor, whom I think is very unjust, has gone against me, and if nothing turns up to Interfere I will have to die, and I assure you I will die brave and like a man. “I have nothing to confess. I am entirely Innocent. I have been asked if guilty to confess, but to the people who have asked me I said: ‘I have nothing to con fess; do you want me to tell a lie?’ “I am so sorry for my dear parents. They are so good and faithful. I cannot say any more. Tears fall from my eyes so fast that I can hardly see to pen these words to you. “My last words to you are that I am in nocent, and they will be the last words that I will have on my lips when I die.” Desperate Legal Struggle. The electrocution of Charles L. Tucker marked the final chapter In the history of the murder of Mable Page at her home in Weston, Mass., March 31, 1904, and also marked the close of the most desperate legal battle ever waged in Massachusetts for the life of a convicted murderer. Mable Page was murdered at her home In Weston on March 31, 1904. Her body was found several hours later by her aged father. On a nearby table was found a note, which was supposed to have been written by Miss Page stating that she had been called to Boston because of ill ness of her brother. It later developed that her brother, Harold, was not ill and thn bandwriting on the note and postal Tibbies Don't like looks of fbe Organization SPANIARDS GOOD DIGGERS They Have Proven to Be the Most Ef ficient Laborers Thus Far Taken to Panama—Tillman Has New Intermediary. BY WATTERSON STEALEY. Washington. June 11.—(Special.)—Thom as H. Tibbies, who was the populist can didate for vice president two years ago, has greatly encouraged supporters of William J. Bryan by a statement given out by him in which he expresses great doubt as to whether the populists will support Bryan in 1908. Tibbies says: "The organization of the democratic party is wholly In the hands of AN all street. The organization is made up for the most part of the men who have al ways fought the principles of the popu lists and there is no evidence that they have changed in the least. Men who are earnestly working for reform will be slow to give their adhesion to Bryan or any other candidate as long as the party is in control of those who obtained the nomination of Parker. "There is another big faotor looming up and that is Hearst. He has already or ganized several thousand men into work ing clubs in various states. He is strongly for public ownership of public utilities hut his programme has nothing to say on the money question in which all pop ulists are very much interested. "The populists will not support Bryan nor any other man unless they deem ; him reliable. His organization must clear ly be on the side of the people and against the corporations." No One Wants Place. Midshipmen's places which are so eager ly sought for by young men all over the United States, who have ambition •to become furture Hobsons. Deweys or Schleya are going begging in the Seventh Alabama district Representative Burnett appointed a candidate some time ago and he failed on the examination. Judge Bur nett has one week in which to select another candidate and he would like to find a bright young man in the district and give him the appointment. Tillman Has New Intermediary. Washington, June 11.—(Special.)—Sena tor Tillman sometimes has a little busi ness with the President. He can’t go | there himself, especially after his ex- I perlence over the rate bill, and former Senator Chandler of New Hamphire de clines to act as intermediary any longer. The South Carolina senator has mustered Senator Gallinger of Rhode Island into hjs service. Senator Gallinger called upon the Presi dent this morning for Senator Tillman to see what he can do for one of the lat ter's constituents. J. M. Fortner enlist- i ed In the navy under the impression that | it would advance his religious education. | He soon found himself deceived and as a last resort to get out of the service he deserted. He was caught and will be courtmartlaled. The President said he could do nothing about the case until the courtmartlal had acted. Spaniards Are Best Workmen. The Spaniards from Cuba make the best type of workmen for the Panama canal and from this time on the policy of the commission will be to offer inducements to them to work on the big ditch. A labor representative will even go to Spain to see what may be done towards getting a regular flow of laborers from the coun try. It has been found that the negro laborers are of little value, no American negroes have applied for employment and those of the race from other parts of the world are found to be indolent and desire work only for the purpose of getting a little money ahead with which to remain 1n absolute idleness until It Is exhausted. It Is found that the Spaniards are in dustrious and It Is profitable to pay them double what Is paid the negro laborer. Fire In Oklahoma Town. T^awton. Okla.. .Tune 11.—Two hanks, four mercantile establishments and other smaller buildings in the town of Head rick, flfty-two miles west of here, was destroyed with their contents by fire last night. The loss Is estimated at over $50,000. Kill* Wife Accidentally. Muscogee. I. T.. June 11.—Dr. J. A. Copus, a dentist, who came here from Toledo, accidentally shot and killed his wife early today while cleaning a revol ver. card which was also found In the house figured In the trial. The government con tended that the handwriting on the postal card and note were Identical with speci mens of Tucker’s handwriting. The police learned that Charles U Tuck er, an Aubnrndale young man of roving habits, had been seen near the Page house on the day of the murder. Finally Released Prisoner. They found Tucker and on taking htm to a police station questioned him, hut released him. About three weeks after ward the officers searched Tucker's home. There, In an old coat, they found a broken knife blade stained and scarred, the scars Indicating that an effort had been made to destroy It by means of a file. A stick pin of peculiar design was also found. It was soon learned that Mable Page had owned a pin similar to that found In Tucker's coat. This, to gether with the fact that stains on the knife blade were suspected of being those of blood, as well as Tucker’s act of break ing the blade In three pieces, caused his arrest. Indictment for murder In the first degree followed. The evidence at the trial was largely of a circumstantial na ture. Since Tucker's trial and conviction Ed win Page, father of the murdered girl, has died, as has Professor E. S. Wood of Harvard university, who was the ex pert analyslst for the prosecution. z/v r*sr /'it aoy */< i roc/ me#,, Ot." 'ro 6 TWO VIEWS OF THE BAD BEEF CONTROVERSY. RT.REY.J.B. MORRIS DULY CONSECRATED NEVER BEFORE HAVE SO MANY HIGH PRELATES OF CATHOLIC CHURCH ASSEMBLED IN NASH VILLE—ALABAMA MEN THERE. Nashville, June 11.—Surrounded by splendid appointments and witnessed by many leaders In American Catholicism, Rt. Rev. John B. Morris of this city was consecrated bishop of Acomla and co adjutor of Little Rock at St. Mary’s cathedral, the services beginning at 9:30 o’clock this morning. The occasion sur passed in the elaborateness of its cele bration any religious event that has ever taken place In Nashville. Possibly never before has there ever assembled here at one time so many of the high prelates as are In attendance upon the bishop’s con secration. Rt. Rev. Bishop Byrne of Nashville was consecrator and Rt. Rev. Bishop Edward Patrick Allen of Mobile and Rt. Rev. Bishop Gallagher of Galveston the as sistant consecrators. HJs grace, the most Rt. Revr. Henry Moeller, archbishop of Cincinnati, preached the consecration ser mon. Among the distinguished prelates present were the following: Rev. Krae mer, vicar general of little Rock, Rev. D. J. Murphy of Memphis, Rev. Victor J. Brucker of Indianapolis, Rev. James T. Lorlgin of Knoxville, Tenn., Rev. John Hickey of Cummdnsville, O., Rev. George F. Murphy of Cleveland, O., Rev. J. E. Coyle of Birmingham, Ala., Rev. Michael Joglowlz of St. Marys, Ky., Mgr. O'Con nell. director of the Catholic university of Washington and his secretary, Rev. Father Dougherty, Rt. Rev. Peter J. Mul doon, titular bishop of 'Tamasensls and auxiliary bishop of Chicago, Rt. Rev. Bishop William George McCloskey of Louisville, Ky., Rt. Rev. Edward J. ■ Dunne of Dallas, Tex., Rt. Rev. Abbot Ignatlous Conrad of New Sublaco, Ark., and Rt. Rev. Abbot Bernard of Cullman, Ala. Bishop Morris Is a native of Tennessee, having been born in Sumner county ,thla state. THOMAS B. COLLIER STABBED IN MEMPHIS T. R. Tucker, a Well Known Real Estate Man, Is Held Charged With the Crime. Memphis, June U.—Thomas B. Collier, a member of the lower house of the Ten nessee legislature and a prominent state politician, was stabbed today by T. R. Tucker, a real estate man, on one of the down-town business streets. The difficul ty Is said to have occurred over a law suit. Collier was taken to St. Joseph's hospital where his condition Is pronounced to be very serious. Tucker Is under ar rest. Tucker Ls the president of the Missis sippi Bond and Investment company, and Collier was prosecuting a suit In chan cery against the company. The two men met on Monroe street shortly before noon and after a few words engaged in an al tercation. Tucker drew a pocket knife and stabbed Collier three times, once In the abdomen, and twice In the back. Wil liam McVey, who attempted to separate the combattants. was cut In the hand. Collier was Immediately taken to the hos pital where It was announced he was bleeding Internally. When arrested Tuck er claimed that Collier had struck him ■ In. the face with brass knuckles. The | police say that Tucker has no injuries to | bear out this statement. No knuckles or other weapon was found on Collier. Do Not Demand Castro's Return. Willemstadt, June 11.—Passengers arriv ing here from Venezuela say the demand that General Castro's return to the presi dency is fictitious. They assert that Vene zuelan officials are compelled to sign the petitions. PATRICK MOTION IS AGAIN DENIED DEFEND.' *n vrW PREPARED * 'V; < y '' TO CARkY HJt CASE TO THi:. UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT. New York, June 11.—Recorder Goff to day denied a motion for a new trial in the case of Albert T. Patrick, the con victed murderer of William Marsh Rice. Patrick's lawyers, it is said, were pre pared for an adverse decision, and have the papers ready for an application to the United States supreme court for a writ of error and for a writ of habeas corpus. These applications would again delay the carrying out of the death sen tence and would make the fifth post ponement for Patrick who has now been in the death house in Sing Sing for more /than four years. The last resort in the effort to save Patrick will be an application to Gover nor Higgins for a commutation of the death sentence. Recorder Goff in his decision denying the motion for a new trial for Patrick de clares that on no one of the grounds urged in the motion is there sufficient cause to grant a new trial. He believes that no matter what testimony Jones, the former valet of Mr. Rice might give at a new trial. It could not have any effect upon the Jury other than that which Jones' testimony may have ex erted upon the Jury which convicted Pat rick. Of the witnesses who testified at the recent hearing concerning alleged denials by Jones of the testimony given by him at the Patrick trial, the decision says: “It would be taxing human credulity to a point beyond forbearance to even ask twelve men in a Jury box to give credence to the witnesses who have tes tified to the alleged admissions of Jones. Apart, from the inherent probabilities of the stories, the trail of a common de sign and purpose was unmistakable.” As to the experiments made upon ca davers In the morgue by experts employed by Patrick upon which they uased their contention that the use of embalming fluid would destroy the lungs for diagnos tic purposes, the recorder says: “The conclusion Is irresistible that these experiments were not conducted for love of science, that the Interests involved were subjective rather than objootlve and that the results claimed were tinged with the dominants of prepossession.” $175,000 FIRE AT ARMOUR’S BIG PLANT CORNELIUS DENNY, MEMBER OF PRIVATE FIRE DEPARTMENT AT SOUTH OMAHA, IS KILLED BY FALLING TIMBERS. | Omaha, Neb.. June 12.—A fire which started Just before midnight threatens to destroy the plant of Armour & Co., the greatest plant In South Omaha. The fire, : which started In the oleomargarine de partment, was at 12:25 reached beyond control. Cornelius Denny, a member of Armour & Co.’s private fire department, was killed by falling timbers. At 1 o'clock It was reported that the fire was under control and would be con fined to the olemargarlne plant. The loss is estimated at about 1175,000. Killed By Hottentot*. Berlin, June 11.—Two Herman officers and eight men were killed and ten men wrere wounded June 4 In a fight with Hottentots between Warmbard and the Fish river. MAY NOT PUT THE DATE ON LABELS COMMITTEE SPENDS ENTIRE DAY GOING OVER THE PROVISIONS OF THE BEVERIDGE AMEND MENT. Washington, June 11.—The House com mittee on agriculture was locked in its room with the Beveridge beef inspection amendment for six hours today. When the session ended at 5:30 o’clock this afternoon members said they had agreed to observe strict secrecy regarding what had been done. There was a general statement, however, that ‘'nothing had been done finally.” The Beveridge amendment was taken as the base of action and the greater part of It was gone over tentatively. It is understood the committee found itself generally In favor of striking out the Beveridge amendment, the require ment that the labels on the cans con taining prepared meat products shall hear the date of manufacture. The problem of federal Jurisdiction to enforce the sanitary regulations on which the question of constitutionality was raised has a tentative solution at least in a proposition to have all labels for every character of meat product, canned and otherwise, issued by the secretaries attached to the product only after such sanitary regulations as the secretary shall prescribe have been complied with, and approval been given by government in spectors. These government labels are then to be the passport of meat products Into interstate and foreign trade and common carriers are forbidden to accept for shipment any consignment of goods without official government labels. This provision like all others. Is only in the tentative stage. The question of who shall bear the cost of the Inspection has not yet been reached In the consideration of the amendment. Several modifications are said to have been recommended regarding the discretionary authority to be given the secretary under the proposed new law. FIRE IN NA8HVILLE. Hirschberg Bros.’ Stock Damaged to Extent of $50,000. Nashville. June IX.—B'Lre tonight on the west side of the public square did dam age estimated at $50,1)00 to the stock of Hirschberg Bros., retail clothing and shoe dealers. J. H. Fall & Co., hardware. Just south of Hirschberg, suffered slight dam age from water. The building occupied by Hirschberg was damaged to the extent of a few thou sand dollars. Ail losses are fully covered by Insurance. The fire’s origin is un known. Catholic Missionary Conference. Washington, June 11.—The third con ference of missionaries of the Catholic church opened here tonight. There were present more than a,hundred missionaries from all sections of the United States. The principal address tonight was a wel come to the missionaries on behalf of the Catholic missionary union by Very Rev. A. P. Doyle, following which there was the reading of the commendatory from bishops of the several dioceses of the United States. One Killed When Train Jump* Track. New York. Juno 11.—One man was killed and more than twenty persons In jured today when the locomotive and two cars of an Atlantic City express on the Central railroad of New Jersey Jumped the track at a switch at Katon town, N. J., Geoge Vanduser, a vaude ville musician of New York. Iielng killed. Mrs. A. Dunlap of Chicago suffered bruises and shock. Most of the others Injured were New Yorkers, and their Injuries are not regarded as dangerous. Addicks at Last Defeated for Senator by Col, Dupont Dover. Del., June 11.—Col. Henry A. Dupont of Wilmington, tonight defeated J. Edwards Addtcks In the contest for the vacant seat from Delaware In the United States Senate. Colonel Dupont was selected to fill the vacancy by a caucus of -the republican members of the legis lature. The action of the caucus ends a con test that has continued for eleven years, during which time Addlcks was the candi date of the Union republicans for United States Senator. The legislature will meet tomorrow in special session and each house will take a separate vote for Unit ed States Senator and the two houses will meet jointly on Wednesday to verify the vote. When the vote was finally taken it stood: Dupont, 20; Addlcks, 10; H. H. Ward, 1. Following the announcement of the vote, Senator Connor, an Addlcks’ supporter, made a motion that Dupont’s selection be made unanimous which was adopted. YELLOW FEVER PATIENTS ARE OFF THE GULF COAST New Orleans, June 11.—The fact that i three eases of yellow fever have been un der quarantine for the past ten days at Ship Island, a government quarantine sta tion in the Gulf of Mexico, about midway between the mouth of the Mississippi river and Mobile, Ala,, was made public today by Dr. C. H. Irion, president of the Louisiana state board of health. The announcement of the yellow fever cases was the result of a discussion be- i tween Dr. Irion and Health Officer Hun- ! ter of Mississippi, over the fact that they had not been notified Immediately of the fever's presence. The cases came from Colon and were taken off the steamer Whitehall, which j was bound for Gulf Port, Miss. Bhip Island Is a short distance south of the Mississippi coast, and In charge of United States marine hospital officers, who Im mediately notified Surgeon General Wy man of the United States service and marine hospital service. Dr. Irion com mented upon the circumstances under which this report was made. He announced also that quarantine or ders have been Issued against Ceuba, Honduras, at which port It is reported that refugees are gathering to escape yellow fever, which Is said to be breaking out at several points in Honduras. Dr. Irion also says that he has re ceived reports that there Is yellow fever In Havana. FORMER MUTUAL MEN ARE INDICTED Dr. Gillette and Mr, Grannis Released on Bond FORGERY IS THE CHARGE Perjury and Filing False Statements Are Set Out In the Indictment as Side Issues to the Main Charge. New York. June 11.—Indictments for forgery and perjury against Dr. W. G. Gillette and for forgery and filing false statements against Robert A. Grannis, both former vice presidents of the Mu tual Life Insurance company, were re turned today by the special grand jury which has been investigating insurance affairs for the past six weeks. The indictments were returned to Jus tice Scott in the criminal branch of the supreme court when the Jury went be fore him for dismissal, having ended Us labors. Six Indictments were found against Dr. Gillette, five for forgery In the third degree, and one for perjury. Mr. Grannis was indicted for forgery and for making false statements to the in surance department, the latter being a misdemeanor. Both defendants immediately surrender ed themselves and were admitted to bull, Dr. Gillette in $10,000 and Mr. Grannis in $5000, their cases being put over until the first Monday in September. The forgery Indictments against Dr. Gillette are based upon alleged false entries in the books of the company and the perjury charge grows out of the testimony before the grand jury. The forgery indictment against Grannis Is based on alleged false entries upon the annual report of the Mutual for 1904 to tiie insurance department. It is alleged that the sum of $1,044,058 the net profits of the company for 1904, was not noted in that report, but was con cealed by Grannis. The misdemeanor charge of making false statements grows out of the filing of the alleged false re port to the Insurance department. Caused False Entry to Be Made. The first Indictment against Gillette recites that while vice president of the Mutual on May. 1904, he caused to be made In the account book of the com pany, known as the blotter, a false entry that $4500 had been paid to the firm of George McKlbbin & Son for adver tising. when as a matter of fact neither that sum nor any other was paid to Me Kibbin Son. The second indictment charges that on the same da-te a fraudulent entry of $20,601 for printing and stationery was made when as a matter or fact only $12,701 was paid. The third indictment charges that on May 11. 1904, the defendant made a false entry in the cash book, indicating the payment of $6387 for advertising, when only $2776 had been spent for that pur pose. The fourth indictment charges that on May 4. 1904, the defendant caused to b<» entered in the blotter a fradulent entry (that the sum of $3400 had been paid to C E. Parsons for stationery and printing when no sum had been so paid. The fifth indictment charges that on May 11, 1904, a fraudulent entry was made In the blotter that $3511 had been paid ! to George McKlbbin & 8on when no sum . had at all been paid. All Five Charge Forgery. All five of the Indictment* charge for gery In the third degree. The sixth Indictment, charging perjury, recites that the defendant for two years prior to April 1, 1900. was an officer of the Mutual Life, and that on May 11. It**, he appeared before the grand Jury and was wwom. The Indictment charges It was material to the Investigation to learn whether a certain bank account at IJobbs Ferry was Gillette’s personal account, and from what source the deposits had been obtained. It charges that he felon iously declared under oath that It was his personal account and that it had been obtained from his personal account else where, when, as a matter of fact, the ac count was as trustee of the Mutual L*lfe and the money deposited had not come from the defendant s personal account but from the funds of the Mutual. The Indictment agaInst Grannl* for forgery in the third degree charges that his report for the year 1904. filed with the state superintendent of Insurance, failed to make any report whatever of profits aod Income from the sale end maturity of ledger assets, while as a mat ter of fact the company's net profit from that source was $1,044,068. It charge* that THIS IS SO SUDDEN SAYS », J. BRYAN Hears First News of the Growing Boom TALKS ABOUT BEEF TRUST Inevitable Tendency of the Private Monopoly Is to Increase Price of Product and to Lower the Quality. Berlin, June 11.—“This is so sudden," said William J. Bryan, with a laugh, when he was told today of the adoption by recent state conventions of resolutions favoring his nomination for the presidency , of the United States In 1908. "This is the first announcement of the news to me." Mr. Bryan continued, “f have been off the main caravan route for some time and have been absorbed In what I have been seeing and doing. Mr. Bryan had been moving so rapidly since he left Vienna on Saturday that let ters and telegrams for him did not reach him until toduy. As to the possibility of his nomination, he had little to say, de claring It Is too early to speak of that question, but taking up the subject of the present requirements he said: Democracy vs. Socialism. "Before leaving home I tried to distin guish between democracy and what can properly he called socialism. Democracy recognizes competition as legitimate anil protects the competitive principle from attacks; socialism sees competition us an evil to be eliminated by public owner shlp and operation of all means of pro duction und distribution. While this dis tinction between democracy and socialism should not be overlooked, the democratic platform must be one of progress and re form, and not merely of opposition to re publican policies or socialistic ideas, in our fight for the absolute elimination of private monopolies anil for the regulation of corporations In general It Is necessary that the party shall be free from any suspicion of alliance with the corporate Interests that have been dominating Amer ican politics. To this end campaign con tributions must be limited to those who have the public Interest to advance. I trust that the public sentiment will re quire all parties to keep all their Injoks open so that hereafter no party will be under private obligations to shield cor porate offenders.” Alluding to conditions In the meat In dustry Mr. Bryan said: Talks About Beef Trust. “The beef trust 1h not different In char acter and methods from other trusts. The Inevitable tendency of a private monopoly Is to Increase the price of a product and to lower Its quality. Why should any one expect anything else from a trust than the lowering of quality, when a monopoly is established? Observe, I have used the words private monopoly, not public. In a private monopoly a private interest Is «et up against those of the whole people. Quite a different principle comes int© operation when the Interest of all Is along In view.” Herman Bidder of the New York Staats Zeltung and Mr. Bryan had a long talk today on the present situation in the United States. Mr. Bryan will leave here for St. Petersburg tomorrow and from there will visit Sweden and Norway. He will arrive In England early In July and will then visit France, Italy and Switzer land. He expects to sail on the steamship Princess Trene from Gibraltar on Au gust 20 and to arrive in New York on August 29. Railroad Lose* Pontotoc Case, Jackson, Miss., Jims 11.—After a legal battle extending over two years, the su preme court of Mississippi this ufternoon made Its final decision In the famous Pon totoc Injunction case, In which the Mo bile Jackson and Kansas City railroad sought to change the situation of Its depot site there to a point a mile and a half outside of the city. The case was decided against the railroad. on February 28 the defendant, well knowing the premises, caused the report to be prepared and verified under oath by two officers of the company. The eeeond Indictment against U-ranois charge# a misdemeanor, the Indictment being based upon the same facts as al leged in that charging forgery. It charges that Grannls, "well knowing the state ment to be false, unlawfully concurred In having the report so prepared, and the statement contalng false and untrue statements transmitted to the superinten dent of Insurance."