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TM^wints More News Than Anu Other, Paper Published in SMico
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THE WE^Ofef£
~- S>irafttl_i T<r-"^tini n ry 20. 1906:
San Francisco and \icinity — Cloudy
and unsettled weather Tuesday, with
showers; fresh south winds.
A. G. McADIE,
District Forecaster.
VOLUME XCIX— NO. 82.
MANY MARKED FOR DEATH
BY BAND OF ASSASSINS.
Harry Orchard's confession, which resulted in the arrest of President Moyer and ; Secretary Haywood of the
Western Federation of Miners for alleged complicity in the assassination of former Governor Frank Steunenberg
of Idaho, is an astounding record of crime in the Rocky Mountain mining districts. Orchard has given the details
of numerous murders and dynamite outrages and revealed conspiracies against the lives of a number of prominent
men, including former Governor Peabcdy and two members of the Colorado Supreme Court.
Orchard Reveals De
j^. tails of Series
of Crimes.
Implicates Leaders
of the Miners'
Federation.
Two Colorado Jurists
Doomed by the
Dynamiters.
BOISE, Idaho, Feb. 19. — Charles E.
Moyer, president of the Western Fed
eration of Miners; William D. Haywood,
•secretary of the same organization, and
G. A. Pe'ttibone, a former member . of
the executive board of the federation,
\u25a0who were arrested in Denver on Satur
day night, charged with complicity in
the assassination of Frank Steuneberg,
former Governor of Idaho, arrived here
this morning in custody of 'a strong
guard of Idaho and Colorado ufficers.
The special train of engine, combina
tion car and Pullman coach, which left
tOenver at C o'clock on Sunday morning,
arrived here at 9:19 o'clock. The neces
eary changes of locomotives en route
were made at suburban sidings and the
train took water at obscure tanks, so
that no stops were made In cities or
large towns.
The officers in charge of the prison
ers were Adujutant General Bulkley Wells
of Colorado, Colonel D. W. Strickland
cf the Governor's staff; Meldrum, Wat-
Bon and Fisher, operatives of a detec
tive agency, and James Mills, deputy
Warden of the Idaho penitentiary.
The prisoners were taken direct to !
the Idaho penitentiary and no Interview
•with any member of the party was per
mitted. ' — --— . Z '-'.-"""•
GIVES ALL DETAILS OF PLOT.
Orchard's alleged confession purports
to give details of the plot to assassinate
former Governor Steunenberg from Its |
inception. It gives the names of other |
men alleged to be implicated and tells j
where Orchard met them and the cir- i
cumstances of the meetings. Since the j
confession was made, more than two ;
weeks ago, the detectives have verified
many of the details.
One of the statements in this con
fession is that Orchard was selected to
assassinate one of the Justices of the
Supreme Court of Colorado a year *go.
He says he buried a bomb at the
Judge's gate, but when he pulled the
Ftring the contrivance failed to explode.
He took the string away and gave up
the attempt. Detective James McPar
land of Denver has, it is claimed, since
dug up this bomb.
-£ In his alleged confession Orchard says
r.e was alone In the actual execution of
the Caldwell plot; that he had first
planned to shoot .Steunenberg with buck
shot, and went to the house on Christ
mas eve for that purpose, intending to
ehoot through the window, but changed
the plan and hid a number of cartridges
under the sidewalk. The cartridges, It
is claimed, have since been found by
the officers.
REVEALS OTHER CONSPIRACIES.
Orchard has, the officers claim, told
of the workings of an "Inner circle"'
of the Western Federation of Miners,
maintained In Denver, giving details
of plots that led to the killing of, a
nurrbrr of men In the Tcllurlde district I
In Colorado and information about
various outrages at Cripple C.reek. He
Implicates "Jack" Slmpkins and a man
named Adams in the Steunenberg con
spiracy. Officers are searching for both
men In Oregon. They are supposed to
be in the- vicinity of Halnes. Ore.
Detective McParland claims to have
obtained the confession by appealing
to Orchard's memory of his home teach
ings. He says he made It plain to
Orchard that the State had a perfect
case against him, and that the best
thing he could do was to make prepara
tions for a future world. The confes
sion wu committed to writing and
signed by Orchard In the presence of
witnesses.
It Is learned that the Colorado Jurist
whose life was attempted, according to
k the confession of Orchard, was Justice
Goddard. It Is also learned that the- ccn
fession states that an attempt was made
to kill another Supreme Court Justice,
but the bomb placed for him killed an
other man. "^"'
Governor Gooding says that he believes
the entire confession can be made public
soon. He says It discloses conditions per
haps never equaled in this country.
No one was permitted to talk with
Mayer, Haywood and Pettibone when
they arrived here. They were assigned to
separate cells in the penitentiary. The
trip from Denver was j entirely without
Incident, the prisoners refraining from
discussion of their trouble. They amused
themselves playing cards.
ARE CHARGED WITH MURDER.
DENVKR, Feb. 19. — Publication wan
made here to-oay of the complaints
on which Governor Gooding of Idaho
based requisitions for Charles H. Moyer,
president, and William D. Haywood.
secretary- treasurer of the Western
Federation of Miners, and G. A. Petti
bone, former member of the executive
committee of that labor organization.
From these It appears that the men,
who were secretly arrested here on
Saturday night and hurriedly removed
to Idaho. wer«> arrested for alleged
direct connection with the murder of
former Governor Steunenberg of Idaho
»-id not merely as accessories to tho
The complaints and requisitions In
the three cases are Identical and charge
the accused men with "having.; dis-
Continued on Page 2, Column 2. ,
The San Francisco Call.
MURDERED FORMER GOVERNOR OF IDAHO AND TWO' OFFICIALS OF THE
WESTERN FEDERATION OF MINERS, WHO HAVE BEEN ARRESTED FOR
ALLEGED COMPLICITY IN HIS ASSASSINATION.
TRIES TO END
LIFE ON STAGE
OF A THEATER
Woman Shoots Herself
in Full View of
.^ .. Audience. -
Epeclal Dtapatcl) to The CaiL
DENVER. Col.. Feb. 19.— Leaving her
seat in one of the. boxes in the Crystal
Theater a few minutes after the opening
of this afternoon's performance. Mrs. C.
A. Weilder, said to be a resident of this
city, made her way ' to the. stage, and,
after flourishing a revolved for a moment
in full view of the audience, discharged
the weatmn at her own person, Inflicting
a probably fatal wound.
The woman fell to the floor, but those
in the audience who had j not observed
her movements prior to her approach to
the stage believed that the shooting was
part of a burlesque act and made no out
cry. A movement later, however, tho
screams of the performers In the wings
brought the realization that a tragedy
had been enacted.'
When the woman was picked «p by the
stage attendants she was - unconscious.
One hand still held the weapon, while in
the other a photograph, said to bethat of
her seven-year-old son, was . tightly
clutched. .
An ambulance : was summoned; to /the
door of the theater and the woman was
removed to . the Emergency Hospital.
Quiet was restored in the theater^ In.a
short tlm«, and the performance was re
sumed. . • . -
ATTEMPT UPON LIFE
OF PRESIDENT KEYES
Colombian Ruler Fired On
While Walking With
His Daughter.
PANAMA. Feb. ; 18.— Colombian news
papers received > her« to-day contain i ad
vices from President Reyes stating that
on February 10' he was shot at eight
times by - paid assassins while h» was
crossing tho Arjobispo bridge at Bogota
with his daughter. None of -the 'bullets
hit the President ; or. his daughter. A
large reward Is offertd, for the arrest of
the would-be assassins.'
Death of Young Actor.
DENVER, , Feb. 18.— Forest Flood, a
well-known actor,' died -at hlg home
here of pneumonia to-night. He had
played with . Nethersole, -Walsh -and
other leading, actresses. Flood- was 84
years of age. V- V .-
SAN FRANCISCO; TUESDAY, FEBRUARY :v2q; ; 1906.
SPAIN'S RULER
IS A PREY TO
CONSUMPTION
Princess Ena-s Betroth
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al Displeases King
of England;
Special Dispatch to Th« Call.
LONDON. Feb. 19.— 1t is very improb
able that: the King or the Queen will
visit Madrid on the occasion of the wed
ding of the King of Spain and Princess
Enaof Battenberg.- This Is expected to
take place in the autumn, at a time when
the King is usually taking the waters at
the German spas... .-••' ;
It is learned that the King regards; the
match very unfavorably. Not only does
he . dislike a • Princess so nearly . allied to
the throne changing her religion, but.lt
Is an " open .'secret that the young King
of Spain' ls beyond the shadow of a doubt
a consumptive. , ..
LODGE SUED BY ]£AN
WHO RODE.THE GOAT
Initiate Asks for Damages
Against the Modern-:
Wooclmenl
BLOOMINGTON, 111., Feb. 19.— Charles
Me A tee has brought suit for $2000 against
the Modern Woodmen because a mechan
ical goat upon which he was riding while
being "initiated Into the > lodge at Arrow
smith bucked and injured him.' Evidence
was taken \u25a0 to-day and the base attracted
a large crowd. ;
'\u25a0 -In' bis 'stajement- before the Jury:to-<lay
McAtee ; said that | after^ being blindfolded
he. was lifted to the; back: of the goat/ It
Immediately { commenced '-• hopping/ about
the . lodgeroomr- later bucking and throw-
Ing him ; to '.the • floor/: and \ wound i up i by (
stepping upon 1 him : a few times and; then
falling upon: him. j He was rendered uncon
scious and still feels \u25a0 the effects. y. ;\ '\u25a0\u25a0'. \u25a0 *
; The lodge denies that he was hurt seri
ously.'.- \u0084_•: ?.-; \u25a0'\u25a0;•"• :-.'•\u25a0\u25a0.' --.^ ' ; : ' / ;'. •;."..-'; :. V.:. '.
FORMER' SPEAKER HETTDERSON : ;
. ',*: MADE] BLIND; BY PARALYSIS
General Condition Worae and It Is Be.
llev*6 That the End
: ' -.' ['im'Kenr.' : : .': .-\u25a0; \ ' '-.; '
DUBUQUE.i lowa, i Feb. ,- 10.— Former
Speaker -• David 1 8. > Henderson : has ; . suf •
f ered another ; paralytlo : stroke.- which
baa .deprived U him of , his" sight. His
wlfe ; Is the; only- person 'he can' In 'any
way. . rebognlE*. , Hif \u25a0 genera.l " condition
Is wore*. Zt Is believed the end 3ls
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CITY READY
TO ACQUIRE
GEARY ROAD
Supervisors Order
Bids In^ed^
Engineer Transmits His
Revised Fianis for
the Project
Line to Be Converted Into a
Modern Electric VQnder-
ground System.
The- revised plans and specifications
for the proposed conversion of : the
Geary-street road into a municipal elec
tric system were filed .yesterday, with
the Board of Supervisors by City. E>.:
gineer Woodward. The .board.a t once
adopted a resolution accepting:, and ap-'
proving the plans and \ directing thj.t
bids \be invited for the reconstruction
of the system. The resolution;. which
was immediately signed by, trie Mayor,
follows: . '•\u25a0''\u25a0.'* -x '.-." .:'-\u25a0\u25a0'.•\u25a0.'• -''\u25a0''
Whereas, Plans and detailed specifl
cations have been submitted 'by the.
City Engineer for the cpnversion arid
construction of the" Geary-street rail
road, into an underground, conduit elec
tric railway,' which plans and specifica
tions'have been duly "adopted* and \ap
-pioved by this board; be it
' Resolved,- That the : *clerk^ 'of ;;thls
boa id be and ,he is hereby 'authorized,
empowered and directed , : to advertise
for - proposals"- for the conversion " and
construction of said railroad in* accord
ance with said plans <andi. specifications.'
\u0084,.T,bA-©***-estijnate of.tlie-road'ia'ftxed
"at $328,000. **It >riU"Vb(tt-*f«canst£UCted.
along. it&lpresent'route on s Ueary-:»tre^t,:.
Points LO bos* and -Fifth avenues,'; andi a
j branch line: running: along. PointLoboa'
avenue and^thence on' Tenth? avenue'; to
the park is also provided for. 'The bids
j will be invited under the appropriation
Of $350, 0U0 made in the municipal bud
get of the present fiscal year, for ' the
building -of th'ej municipals road on
Geary street. The City Engineer trans
mitted the following communication to
the board my conjunction with the
plans: . - . /-..\u25a0 -\u0084\u25a0-* ; ; : . ;
ESTIMATE OF, COST.
"HerewitlTl have the honor to submit
plans and specifications for a municipal
street rai>road on Geary street "'and
Point Lobos avenue from Kearny, street
to Tenth avenue and on Tenth avenue
from Point Lobos avenue to - Fulton
street, as ; per provisions of resolution
No: 6159 of the Board of Supervisors. 4
The cost of the , work has been esti
mated at $328,000.
"These are in lieu of plans and speci
fications submitted December 4, 1905,
and subsequently - withdrawn. It was
found necessary to prepare entirely new,
plans and specifications andit has re
quired unusual exertion to complete
the work. In the short space v of six
weeks after it was taken in. hand by
this department.
"In submitting these plans I desire to
state that they, have* been prepared in
accordance with ''instructions of the
former^ Board of Supervisors and pro
vide for the use of the old rails and
old roadbed, which, in my -opinion,
should not have been done. As "munici
pal ownership is about to be given a
trial in San Francisco, it should begin
under the best^auspices and the entire
road should /have been newly.con
structed. '.The present roadbed' will not
long stand the heavy cars which will
bo used, and when It becomes '.neces
sary to; properly rebuild the , road the
blame should rest .where it belongs and
not upon the present administration^ :
"Tne condition -of the crossings at
Jones street and at Larkin street .is
•uch that I have' felt it absolutely neo
essary to- build them v anew, as part of
the present: work.;:;' \u0084...'. .' . v :
"Tour attention is called to the fact that
All the other crossings along the j Una of
the road will require reconstruction In the
near future. "Provision should- also bo
made for the removal of the old-- tracks
.which are' not utilised ln^ the j nsw ; road;
including the turntable at Kearny street,
the T at: Grant avenue, the curves at (the
First ' avenue « carhouse and \ the curve . at
Fifth: avenue.,'. lt Is . also {very, necessary
that provision- be ; made | for the" repair of
the pavement jo'n the. roadway, between the
traoks and Yon! either side thereof, for; the
entire length [ot .'the f reconstructed
and for. the construction- of anew pave
ment* between the tracks of the proposed
new roadbed. ' \u25a0'- \ :':"'-\7'-\- : VU?
OPPOSES CAnHOUSB '; SITE.
'.'As to : the site of the carhouse, I wish
to say that V the". Baker • street »' lot:; was
bought against' my protest. It i Is : within
the range -of 1 early,:; probability "\u25a0 that ", the
new municipal railroad will have a branch
road on, Broderlckj street, r and •I " recom
mended, as did also' formerClty] Engineer
Grunsky, ' that ': the " lot on : the corner of
Geary :' aridy Brodef lck^ Btreets : . be : pur
chased." ;CvJ %f '-\u25a0' \u25a0i'\;'.:-.- y '-':\ '\u25a0,'.:\u25a0'\u25a0\u25a0":. : : .'^
"^Woodward, : by. \ "means "of a r blueprint,"
explained ;t to the board ': the ; general \ con-;
struction of ; the road,*| the - appropriation
for which/; he 'said;: would leave ;. nothing^
for the' purchase ' of .: the carhouse and site
after the expenses '; for: the \ preparation ' of
trie -plans; are settled;;.; '; ;: ; : /•-; '».*; '.\u25a0•; [-{
v ' Supervisor Y Coleman \u0084compllmentedv\the
City Engineer . upon: his .work on; the plans,
and said ' that If the" old rails fmust be torn
up In ; a 7a 7 year; or.J two sit iwouldibe ? due 7 to
the; false 'ecbnomX of the 'last board, which'
had made*an T appropriation' inadequate : for
the ; purchase j of ; new., rails ' and * the - build-
Ing "of a-modern \u25a0 system.]:^ >.-.'.\u25a0 y ''- -. ?'?/ \u25a0:.* /.u;. ; « \u25a0 ',
;•\u25a0 Supervisor i* Gallagher.-: said V- the : project
would \u25a0 rtvolutlonize \ the \ matter • of i street
caritransportatlbhtln'thlB-city« : by;aeinon^
Continued ' oat - Page] *,< Column 4.
BERKELEY GIRL WON
BY YOUNG FILIPINO
BECOMES ISIJAN&ER'S BRIDE
BRILLIANT SON OF A PHILIPPINE SUGAR MAGNATE AND HIS GIRI* BRIDE.
WHOM HE MET IN BERKELEY. WHERE HE HAS BEEN LIVING "WHILH
ATTENDING THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA.
HIDING PLACE
OF BANDIT IS
FOUND BY BOYS
Murietta's Refuga Dis
covered in Cala- .
yeras County. '
. Special DUpatch to Th« CJOV
STOCKTON, Feb.- 19.— From Bear
Mountain; : Calaveras County, comes
news of the' -discovery of a", strange
cavern near that place by, three boys.
Recently the. boys ; started out for a
tramp over'the hills: in search of a big
rock of peculiar ' formation ' known as
Joa'quin ; Miirietta's I castle. : ' { •
: The , boys, J Edward ' Scleffert, Edward
Weisbach -and Joe : Marquerins;, found
the place and,' havlngr. mounted the irgok,''
began ! to amuse themselves .by rolling
rocks from ,the top.,- The place; Is .men
tioned ?in several' tales of the famous
bandit,',and is -supposed \ to -have -been
one of ,'his hiding places. 'On moving
one Jarge boulder ; the.' boys- noticed
quite a hole sunder ; the rock. By ; their
united exertions they rolled -the rock
away and' uncovered *a> small passage
leading; downward. .' The" boys ; at oncse
decided to .'explore -it. ' - " , ; "
Wel«bach took\the .lead
die and the other-boys broughtalong
ropes and ' hatchets. : In some places the
passage" was • so. smaiy -but> one of -.the
boys % could v crawl through at • a ; time.*
Theyi kept '- up '- their . courage . and, after
going less than: fifty 'feet, they found
a = cavern of considerable size..'.- ; .?. -'
; On the > floor 1 they^plckediup. a. knife
about eighteen ' inches long, which had
evidently^ been ".made? out .of; a; sword.'
It was 'very : rusty^ 1 For ty^* feet farther,
oir and rdownianflriclino* they, reached a
still 'larger room.; 'Here. they/fourid fan
old -Derringer - pistol and ia" very i large
paifrof- spurs.*" Some. bones, Neither those
of animals or = men, were -found _; In this
same- place. /- ; - •-.\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0' .-.^-.,..
'-.'The 'young. - explorers "..returned -,-to
town invhlgh.glee: over their.'day's'ex
periences,' and the mysterious cave isj to
be"! more fully ; explored. , .
MnrteressTto^ Be^Wltaess.
:<2: <2 JEFFERSON % CITY,\MoV; ; Feb.r 19-r;
Governor 'FolkfUorday,'* commuted: the
sentence *of I Ollle \u25a0 Roberts ; of St.- 'Louis."
""rfervlrigSV* flf teen;:: ye'arsVf sentence for
niurderllnltheTsecond'degree^that'she'
may -be • afwltness HHrn r - the- St.- Louis po
lice t graft ~ lnvestlKation<: ;; ; V. ; ; : ; ;
ALHAMBRA— "The Btack Crtok."
ALCAZAR— "There and Bade."
CALIFORNIA— "TanItee Doodle Girls."
Matinee.
CENTRAL— "Monte Cristo."
CHUTES— Vaudeville. Matinee.
COLUMBIA— "The County Chairman."
GRAND— "Around the Town."
MAJESTIC— "Off the Road."
ORPHEUM— Vaudeville.
TIVOLI— "The Isle of Spice."
BERKELEY, Feb. 19.— The culmination
of a romance • that has served to deeply
interest the college town occurred last
night, when Miss Lillian Newell, the 16
year-old j daughter. of J. J.'c Newell, be
came the bride, at San Rafael, of James
Charles Arane ta, son of a distinguished
Filipino; sugar merchant.
Hints the wedding might be ex
pected to" take place have served ' to stim
ulate interest -in the possibility of the
union of the beautiful Berkeley girl and
the dashing young scion of a wealthy
Filipino family, but so carefully were the
plans of the couple guarded that prying
curiosity failed to ' uncover ' the details of
the' affair. ; Not until this afternoon .was
announcement' made of the marriage, and
then It became for the- first time definitely
known that the "marriage ceremony be
.tween Miss'. Newell and Mr. Araneta had
been celebrated by Father Phillips at San
Rafael. .
Thewritten consent'of the parents was
necessary before the marriage license
could be procured. Both parents of the
young woman : were present at the wed
ding, with several f rlenda of the ( room.
Including: Felipe , Buencamlno. the leader
of the- Filipino student contingent at the
university, whose: father was Agulnaldo'i
Secretary • of -State, and who Is now a
prominent Government official' in the Isl
ands, i .;"\u25a0\u25a0
James Charles Araneta, who has won
the hand- of < Lillian . Newell, is rated -aa
the 'most i brilliant Filipino '.student who
has been sent from the Orient to Amerl
oan: colleges. . His father Is a wealthy
sugar planter of the Islands. Araneta
graduated ' from ' Santa i Clara College In
1902 and then came to the ' university, re
maining \u25a0 there In the engineering college
until' l9o4. VHe is associate editor of the
Filipino Students" Magazine, published at
the 'byjthe, Filipino students,
being 'at 'the head of the Spanish depart
ment of '„ the publication.'
'Aranela' recently word from
the | Philippines J that 1 made him . decide to
leave for I the j islands, his plans including
the, lnstallation of a telephone system In
the I Island of rNegros. . When - word
came .to: him the youth decided, to ask for
the', hand ! of j Miss ? Newell ; .whom |he * had
known -for., several .years, .having been a
guest in the family, during his two "years
at .the. university. Consent .was .given, to
the *-V match ..and.:; arrangements were
promptly, perfected. , > : ~\u25a0 . ;.>-; .>-, > '/:
y Miss NeweH's-father,i3 an assistant su
perintendent the Contra Costa Water
Company,. residing : at; 1944 .Berkeley way.
. The "\u25a0 father ,of .the , Filipino', student Is
well I known :to the { Newells^ so that th«
/wedding "was nbt^ attended, with misunder
standings on~; the part -of \u25a0 either • family.
Araneta' Sr. \u25a0 visited the Newells when on
his ' way," as 'a •', Philippine \u25a0 commissioner .to
theiWorld'aiFalr'at. St. ; Louis.". He was
recently, offered < the » Governorship 5 of , the
island I oil NegrosVvbut {declined It. his pri
vate' affairs requiring all of, his -attention.
"_' The. young, couple are" to go to. the fath
er's ; home. In' the islands; for. their honey
moon itrip.% and will: live -permanently !ln
the": Orient if their, plans' do not miscarry.
Rhode \u25a0' Island In Comraisulon. .
'.'•i BOSTON, Feb.f;l9i-r-rThe^ battleship
Rhode ; Island', was r ; placed *In .'commis
sion at r the ' Charlestowh \ navjj yard .to
day. ..\ Captain > Perry ." Garst Is ; her , first
commander.* . .\ , . , ••' .'
THE THEATERS-
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
CONGRESS
AFTER THE
OIL TRUST
Resolution Calls
for a Thorough .
Inquiry. • •
Petroleum andßailroad
Interests Named for
Investigation,
Commerce Board Also to Take
Up the Subject in the
Middle West
Special Dispatch to The C&IL
CALL. BUREAU. POST BUILDING,
WASHINGTON. Feb. 19.— With one Inter
state Commerce Commission Investigation
announced for March 12 at Kansas City,
and with the Joint resolution introduced
in the House by Campbell of Kansas ask
ing for an Inquiry into the relation and
practices of railroads and oil companies
throughout the country, things are get
ting lively here for the Standard Oil Com
pany. The present temper of the House
of Representatives toward monopolies
and railroads is such that the resolution
will be favorably reported and passed.
' -A special committee of the Interstate
and Foreign Commerce Committee late
to-night agreed to report favorably a
dragnet resolution of investigation, which
If adopted will mean the greatest Inquiry
ever Instituted by Congress.
The investigation ordered by the Inter
state Commerce Commission Is based upon
the. petition of the Kansas Oil Producers'
Association and will bear upon rates and
practices of railroad carri€rs engaged In
transporting freight from Kansas and In
dian Territory to. interstate destinations,
T .Tbe?following:' railways axe required to
appear for Investigation: Atchiaon, To
;peka and Santa Te Railroad Company;
Missouri Pacific Railway Company; Mis
souri. Kansas and Texas Railway Com
pany ; A St. Louis and San Francisco Rail
way Company; Chicago, Rock Island and
Pacific Railroad Company: Union* Pacific
Railroad Company, Kansas City Southern
Railway . Company and the St. Louis
Southwestern Railway Company.
The petition recites many things, among
them, that rates on Kansas and Indian
Territory petroleum and Its products ; to
destinations in Missouri, lowa. Nebraska.
Illinois, Arkansas. Colorado. Oklahoma
and Indian Territory Itself are unreason
able, unjust and unduly prejudicial. It is
also charged that producers and shippers
of oil. other than the Standard Oil Com- "
pany. the Prairie Oil and Gas Company
and their affiliations, are by reason of
unjust practices confined to local business.
It Is pointed out that the schedule of dis
tance rates established by the Kanaaa
Legislature In 1905 has been shown to be
reasonable and to work no harm to com
mon .carriers, and that these rates are
proportionately lower than the rates to
interstate destinations.
Campbell's joint resolution provides that j
the Interstate Commerce Commission be'
instructed to Inquire whether any rail
roads own or have any Interest In any
other line or other products which they or
any of them through other companies
carry over their lines; also to Inquire
•whether any of the officials of the rail
roads or persons charged with the duty
of distributing cars have such Interest.
Finally,* the commission Is to Investigate
whether there is any contract, combina
tion in the form of a trust or conspiracy
In restraint of trade among the States In
which the common carriers are ; engaged
in the transportation of crude petroleum,
and also whether any oil company owns
or controls any common carrier. The
commission shall report as soon as pos
sible.
LONGWORTHS WILL
PAY MSIT TO CUBA
Bridal Couple Leave Capital
for the Island Re
public.
WASHINGTON. Fel>. 19.— Mr. and Mrs.
Nloholas Longworth started on a honey
moon trip from Alexandria,' Va., this
morning at 11 :15 o'clock over the • South
ern Railway. They will go to Tampa
and from there take a boat for Havana,
which point . they' expect to reach on
Thursday morning. They will make tho
trip , to . Tampa In the private car Elysta
M, which was awaiting them In the yards
of the Southern 1 Railway at Alexandria,
about half a mile from the station.
:'.The .bride, and bridegroom \u25a0 made th»
trip from "Friendship," near Washing
ton, this morning In an open automobile,
accompanied by Mrs. Longworth's maid
and a ; chauffeur.
Shortly after 11 o'clock Thomas Stone,
the" chief usher of the White House, ar
rived "from Washington *and received a
cordial greeting from Mrs. Longworth.
He .-brought a . note from tho President,
which " she quickly .opened jind . read . and
calling for "a, pencil wrote a reply as she
sat In the automobile. , ;
TRIPLETS XAMED FOR THEM.
* STAMFORD. . Conn.. Feb. 1 9.— Mrs.
William McCluskey gave birth to trip
lets-here yesterday. ' and they were
named Alice Roosevelt McCluskey.
Mary Longworth , McCluskey and Clara
Longworth McCluskey.
-Alice was the first to arrive . and
weighed, five pounds and eleven ounces.
XM». babe died ten hours after .her
birth/ but the others seem" healthy.
\ McCluskey.'.who Is a carpenter, heard
tnat-the , President had offered, a priza
of $1000 ?for.nhe first triplets, ;,one V of
which should" be named " ; aft«r , hia
daughter^ \u25a0 and the carpenter j, will put
in his claim for the money.

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