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CALUMET, HOUGHTON COUNTY, MICHIGAN, WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON, NOVEMBER 22, 191 1
FORCED OUr Of
Leonidas Merritt Testifies With
Bitterness Before Steel
BtSIDE HIMSELF WITH 1( AGE
Accuses Rockefeller of Brinjny About
His Downfall Nearly Clashes
Washington. Nov. 221. with bitter
1 hat lent emphasis t' his utl.r
, . .iixl at tlSOSS fairly beside hnn
v, 11 with pent-up rage, Leonidns Met -rltt,
of Dululh, told tho Stood trust
, iltcc today the pofSnnnl narrative
,1 ins d. ilings willi itookcfcller, and
1 11 iw the latter forced him out of Um
copper business in M iiiinnota.
Meirttt declared it was after lie had
turned don a proposition Cor ore
properttsst which Um Msrrttt eomponi
owned, from Roohoft Ht-r, w hi. h be
h.irao I or i.cd a.s "stenltsg." that K. k
1 U III r POHtd Upon him In pay a mil
lion dollar loan and brought ahout bU
The proposition. Herri tt said, OMM
through Kov. Dr, On tee, Rockefeller's
el mo nor, Herri tt said he km m the
proponition meant that s voral mm
would ! thrown out of tin company
iimi their toon taken.
1 turned to Qstss." uaid Meruit.
.Mr. Qsles. you cstns frooi John i.
Ri k. i riier. Qo booh t- John i. Hoek
.t.ll.r and toll him when I steal lot a
jn ing i n sit ai tor mposttV'
At ulle time during the aeeouill 'l"
his dealings with BocbefeHer, an en
counter between the witness and
George w Murray, counsel tor Kock
efeiler, oas narrowly everted.
Merrill said dates told him lto kc
feller was "hard up." He believed i' el
the time, hut was told, be said, thai
III fJntm. "had lied."
Durhgj the controversy between
Murrey ami the witness, Chsirnuui
Stanley announced Rockefeller would
l., Mimiliniied before the committee.
iired Merritt of Duluth, Brsl prenl
il nt of the Duluth, Missabc At Norlli
i i ill .Mid, w ho St) " d himself a
"lumberjack" unaoaualnted with the
method! of the 'money trust.' ysstST-j
da) told the bSSise steel tin t tttVestl
iin 4 committee that through loOJM
ei i.ss than l,sso,est from John D
Rockefeller he had lost his holdings In
tin .Mesaha Itoli mines and the railroad
properties now owned by the United
Mans steel eorporutloa end estimated
tn he worth today as high as $7011,-
MerrlM sM his brother, Leonids
M.rritt, wre glgOgg tl" OTtginSl mine
1 i.' is in tin Lake UOSriOT legion
find port owners and builders of the
Duluth, HiSlSsJjM A Northern railroad.
Tin- elder .Merrill declared he was in
duced I hi Qggll K. D. (iates. Mr. Rookl
I. M. i s se retary, "In char.ro of his
hei i table work," to put np sll his
holdings as collateral for loan- from
.Mr. Rockefeller In Its! and ISM,
lean was lor $420,000. Others were for
various sums, (iutes, he said, was a
Rapt let preacher In whom he h.nl con
fidence ami who SgBUWSd him that by
placing a eall loan lie would OOl bs
pressed and that lie would he IshoS
The wttneSS related how I months
after he had put tip his coll; ral with
Mr. Rockefeller dining "e panic of
195, Rockefeller colled the loan, glv -Ins
him twenty -loin hours to raise
I0.SSS, and. that being iinahlc to raise
the money, he ami his brother loot
their iroicrty. He sHwlHiul thai Mr.
Rim kefetter offered him an OpportunitJ
t" buy his property bneh within a year.
but declared that tin old king told
financiers to "keep their hands off" ami
the) bs Srgg 'unable U) raiso money
PARTY FRIDAY EVENING.
All Arrangements Completed for Inter
Se Club Dance.
The Inter-He club has pi rl . led ill
nsnents for the nd of its H
tH dam Inn parties, w hick is b
take place It Ids y evening In the Cola
Llehl OaardJ Armory.
The follow Inn patrons and patron
" -s for the nffalr have been SUM id I
Mr, and Mrs. I'rank II. ohgSSOhsri
and Mrs. William L. Slannard:
and Mrs. Wesley PuggtMi anil
and Mm. 11. II. nhkard.
program of twenty-two gonCS
numbsrs bos been srrnagod The swih
"'i in'n. rs promise some novel features
luring the rvenlmr. As unnl with
" is elgh, thore will be two intcrinls
una for refreshments.
YEAR'S PASSENGER ACCIDENTS.
WsshtggjISB. H. C. Nov. 22. An
"nulynts or the accident statistics of
the int. i -tate psenusefce commission
1 ' Hi. roar cnflln-r June no last, wl i fa
1 i beer pr pored by the burcnu of
railway pconomlcs, shows that ncrl
i" pm-senKc-rs on railway traln
ri r which rsJHrgyg pmhsthly wsrs rs-
iih reSOltSd In ! persons neina
killed and r,.r.tl being Injured. The lo
in 1 number nf pprsons and emil"vi'
killed for wlmae deaths roilwoyi RIO)
' "' bees rofionslble is placed nt
Most of Women in Last Night's Affair
Ready to Go to Jail.
London, Nov. 22. The suffrage's
faitd badly at the hands or the pollrs
laat night. Tiny had threaten. 1 to
force their way into the !, eisi of co n
MOM and make a prot. i sg the gSSaTOf
the house against (he prime minister's
refusal to pledge the K el nmcllt to a
hill giving epml suffrage to both SSXes,
but they failed even to icuch thy en
trance to a parliament.
Thwarted by tin- police, who arrest
ed IM women and three n, (kg suff-
rggeta r.sorled to a canipalgn of win
dow Mooching. Driven iron. Pari la -m
ui Bquars by the police, i.mm of
whom WOTS Og duty, the women, ac
companied hi sympathisers ami gnngw
of rowdies, proceeded II -h Whllt -
hall, armed with baa ol stones c m
cealed under their coals, and SgghS
windows in public sfltcea, liberal head
ggOStsrs OgSl th National Lib ral
club. ThOJ SVea eStSgded their opera
tion to hs Strand, when window of
the postofAee bonk sod private con
BSSW SUsVStOd from the onslaught.
The suffraKets met early In the
evessggj in Cnsfog halt, leas than a
mile from Parliament S in.ire. and,
aftsv adopting i rssolotion deelorlng
thai the prime ministers dSSdgl of
their rc4iiest wa a SjTOVe and nn
pardonahle HSBUll to women, . ailed t t
roiuotssrs fm ''dsgajgeous ervieo,"
dOpntOtlOO of lifty woin. n, headeil
by .Mrs. Pet hick Lawrence, eoosm
pannd kg bSUnsnSS crowds, started
shortly for the house of . . mmoiis to
preeenl the reeolutioo or take srhol
other action was deemed advisable.
The police, bOWCVOr, were too much
Most of the woni.n arraigned in
court this morniim carried hand hOgS
with ehnoggs of clothim;, in anii lpa
lion of pending a period ill juil. Sev
eral who had broken windows to a
value exceeding Bft) dollars were held
on ball for trial at the London sessions.
TWO ARRESTS IN
UBLEY, MICH., MAN CAME TO HIS
DEATH BY POISONING,
t'bl. y. Mieh . Nov. Two urn it
followed the coroner's .lory rsitfhil to
day, that l!i death of AshOtl Spar
ling, aed :'3, last May, was caused by
HssjQregWi former county coroner,
v, as arrested es the charge si murder,
in eonnectlon with the death ol Cyril
parting, aged It, who died Inst Jga
ggSt, SOd Marwuerlte tlibbs, a ymitiK
jutfOSi was arr. sled on the . liaise that
thO hgOSf Store about Cyrifl death
than her tsstinaosfj at the bssjueot indi
cated. WEBSTER'S GRANDDAUGHTER.
Also Widow of Grandson of Napoleon's
Washington, Nov, Mine. Jerome
Nipoleoii ttoiiaparte, widow of a
grsndees r Jerome Bonaparte, brother
of the first Napoleon, ami smoddongh
i. r of DonM Wehstsr, did it her
home here today after a kOSSJ illness.
Mine. Bonaparte was nrat riricken M
h. r slimmer home in BSC Harbor, Me..
and was brought to this lily in Sep
tember, since which lime she had
gradually fail, d
be was '. -' years old and was bom
in Itoslon. h.r maiden ROOM bstgg
Caroline L.roy AppeStBO. Mm. Bog
I arli s mother was a daughter of DOS)-
lei gfsbstsr, sin was morrisd tirst to
New bold BdSJOff of N' W V.-rk and alter
his death became the wife Of Jerome
Nanoleon Bonaparte of Baltimore.
She is survived by live children. New-
boM Leroy Ddgor of Neat Torh. 'm-
mander Webi ler A Pngnr n hm i mi
ni sial.s navy. BISter Mary de feOlSS
BdSJM "I the Convent of the Visita
tion. Italtinioie; Jerome ...i n
BonOOartS SOd the Countess 'n
Moltke-Hultfeidl ol Denmark Jerome
Mennleon Bonnnartc and Now bold Le-
ro) Ddgnr were al their sothera bed
side w hell the end came.
OoSamrSL N. H.. Nov. 22. Arrnnge-
tmfltS bOVe been complele.l fOT the
dadieotlon tomorrow of the New
.la.npshlre Histori-al Society BulM
Hg( which has been presented tS the
tots hj Edward Toeg In be sssd as .1
home for the New Hami-shire HletOli
, .,1 Society. Coiit i. ssm.in Samm I W.
M.Call of Massa. hilfletts lias accepted
Og Invitation to deliver the chief ad
dress at the dedication.
RUSSIAN ENVOY ARRIVES.
N, w York, Nov. ft Oeorsjs BnkaV
mstlsst the new Bnsslin ssshssssdsr
to the Cnited States, has nrrived The
eomlPSj 0l the new ambassador Is at a
,(,,. when a wave of popular and ohM
, ll protest is at Its height agninst his
..overturn ni hc. ause it refuses to boOOff
,. lb an passports wiinoiu ,.,m...
ntlon against Jews.
REYESTAS BADLY DEFEATED.
M,M,o OUT. N"V. Th" H"V'
,! federal troops ciasm o ...
NMcolaV according to dispatch rec iv I
, f, w i:. i" N " . re kh , km i
wounded and many made prls.ners.
WALl ST. RULES
ON POWDER KEG
Paul Warburg Says Enormous
Stock Exchange Loans are
CASH INTO COMMERCIALPAFFR
International Banker Sugyests Safer
Plan for Country's Idle Cash.
Bank Heads Gather.
'ri. ins. November S. Lik.n
li sin . t I., a ruler sitting upon
if dyiamite. Paul m. Warburg,
of Kuhn Irfteh A Co , in an address bs
fore the American Cankers' Association
dec hired today that the National Re
serve Ass. I. i ilion would take the molt
clary sysi.m of the country fr am the
. oiitrol of Wall Strei t interests and
giro the United Btotes an clastic sys
tem such as sever enjoyed kef etc
"Wall Street, at pres. id Is a ruler
on a SOg Of dynamite." Mr. Warburg
said, "and like many an absolute rutST
in re. cut years it lli.ds it more con
ducive to safely ami happiness to fore-
gn smne of its prerogotivefl thnusl upon
New York not hy it - earn will but as
a result of our present laws and con
ditions, and to turn a money oligarch)
into a constitution democratic fsdeffn
tion." "The greol weakness of American
hankiliK, as compared with Kuropcan
bunking, H he said, lay in the gnisinf
ountj hwge use of gtoek Bnohonge col
lateral as the basis for bank loans in
stead of the nso ss in Bnrope, of com-
m OK to! paper arising out of the nor
mal day-to-day movement of Kisxls
from product is to consumers."
"The mobilisation of the promissory
note Is the explanation of Kuropc'K
success where We fail," he declared. "If
a Imnkinyr system such as ours i built
up on promissory notes which have no
I'rw market. the eonSSgOSgOSS must
needs be when deposits a'- withdrawn
heavily or when there is a Strong com
mercial demand for money, that Sl.u k
Kxchangc loans must he called and
holding of seeiirities must be sa. rl-
Hcad, these being the only available
hi i u i.i assets
Wasteful and Dangerous.
"'ni-i method is uol onl vval. i il
hut, ns the pasl has shown us, Il In
most SSHsgoroua, A modern ) t m
must pTOVldS for means for hanks U)
rely upon their ability of marketin-.r
their hills receivable srhfch reprsssnl
tin' trade and eotnmeree of the whole
nation. In a modern system this can
be done without appalling losses, there
being no queation "f eacrtgee of capital
in letting BSOUrltles, hut only a pics-
tion of difference in rate of Interest in
selling paper. MorCOVOT, it CM be done
nithogl creating a panic; tinea gradual
llquldOtlon of commercial paper means
a reduction of the volume of all com
merce and trade.
luiring the Morocco crisis a war
s are developed in I'Yaiicc and actual
hoarding of gold began; thS withdraw
als from the gepOSti bogfu were al a
given moment alarming. Itut there fol
lowed no panic. The Campic de Prunes
issued notes freely, the Clench banks
collected their holdings of foreign pa
per and the general confidence in the
BSJHIUS de France'- power to cope with
the situation overcame the fright with
out the horrors that would have en
sued with us.
"We had no war scare in IPtT, ami
Continued on Page six.
LORIMER PROBERS ADJOURN TO
MEET AGAIN AT NATION
AL CAPITAL DEC.
Chicago, Nov. 22. It
the Lorim.r committee
the initiative looking
is stated that
will not take
.harms, al hast until after all thf
ev idenc e Is 111 at I lie conclusion of the
Washington session. I'ornier Speaker
Bhnrtteff today told the nggejgtttee the
heavy deposits he made in 1H0!i came
from real .stale transactions.
The committee in. led its Chicago
bSOrtng today It will meet in Wash
ington en I iccember 5.
BBShStbull teams have been organ
ized by the varhms classes of the Cal
umet high school and a schedule of ln-ter-rliss
games adopted as follows:
Practice Seniors and freshmen,
Thursday. Nov. 2.1 nt r.:10 p. m.:
.lunlorx and sophomores, Saturday
Nov. 2.t at 2 p. m.
Aogulir games Rophomnre vs.
freshmen. Tuesday, Nov. 28 at 5:10
p m.: Juniors vs. seniors, Raturdav,
Dee. 2 at 2:f0 p. m.
Kln.il game between winners nf
above game Saturday. Doc. 9 at 2:00
After these games have been played,
n team will be seloeted to ropreont the
school in the Interscholastlc games.
OLD SPANISH SWINDLE.
Calumet Man Receives Letter Describ
ing Immense Wealth.
An attempt t srork the "Id Spanish
swindle is reported hy John liowe, lie
well known CoJumet drayman, who
ycoterdn) received one of the "bunco"
letters advUtngJ him that he had fallen
heir to an Immense fortune in Spain,
eetlmated at SSt0Oii, but that In or
der to g. i the ipeney, he would have
to expend some of his hud earned
(ash. Mr. Rowg was not to I..- "taken
In" by the old SSflndle however. At
tempts to work the "gam.-" are m id.
periodically, despite tin efforts of ttiia
government to put a stop to it, and be
cause of it many people undoubted!)
have parl.d with Some ol their coin.
REVOLUTION IN PARAGUAY.
Hucnoa A rea, Nov
cd here that a ri vol
i oroggsj .
it la report -
las begun ill
ON YOUNG WOMAN
DEFENSE IN TARRING CASE IN
TRODUCES WITNESSES TO
OF THE VICTIM. ,
Lincoln Cuter, .Nov. Tcstiniuiv
lor the defense in the "tarring' ease
continued today. John s am Id I told
of the in. eiing at which it w as plan
ned to tar Miss Chamberlain. He and
Siiums advised against it. h" said, hut
others refused to betas to them. The
WltnSSB said while others .nt to 111"
rendesvoui on ntstor cycles, he and
gimme, gberril Clerk and James
Boooe started for the place afoot and
when they got tgjgTS the lairing had
ht en done.
Bveretl ! ClOISra testimony was al
most a repetition of Bohmldto He de
nied he took any part in planning the
Sli. rill Clark, one of the defendants,
answering a iUestion whether he and
Chester Anderson had had a oonVOTBS
(ion al t Miss Chamberlain, replied:
"Ten, we talked about h.r actions;
how she had been en at night com
ing from a tent seoupled hy a bridge
gang. We also talked about her rela
tions witli two voting men."
The del. use . 'sl its testimony at
noon. Smne of th. closing arguments
probably will be beard before night.
Prosecutor VeAnless this afternoon
argued the state's case and bitterly
denounced the men engaged in the
l ining affair end demanded that the
severest penalty possible to inflict bo
lllcted ollt to thclll.
Laic yesterday afternoon Miss
rhsnillSllklll told in a crowded court
loom her terrifying experience.
Her story was dramatic for Its sim
plicity Sim gave a coherent narrative
of tin- episode in U low, cV ell Voice.
Not once did she entirely h'.se le I s II
control; nor did site speak with any
feeling against the defendants. Had
she been telling of the experiences of
soiiu- other person she could not have
P. en . -aimer.
Throughout tin lime she was Og
this stand she addressed the jury and
every Juryman nave her story the
. Insi st attention. OS cms - a min a -Uon
her Story was unshaken.
The girl's examination lasted sbottl
half an hour. The defense reserved
the right to re all her Inter. Willi
the completion or her testimony the
slate rested Its case.
It was not the freshness of Mi s
Chamberlain's story that hold the in
terest ef the throng, for she told little
that was no known. Her BOrrottve set
forth how Bdward Mesftf, i village
barber, decoyed her out in the country
on the pretense of going to a dano .
his nlleged insult and their deebdon
I.. return home: how. when tin y had
gone n short distance, a party of live
masked im-ii drnggSd her from the
buggy, while Ricord lied. She told of
the subse.pi. nl poUSSggj of tar on hor
body and Hmbl while others rubbed
it in with th.ir hands; and how she
later awoke to find herself being driven
home by the rompSOdja who had de
serted her. and hoSf the tar signs, to
her body for day s. Hhe sal. I she foiled
to roeogni.o any of her assailants.
S. TROOPS TO
CHINA AT ONCE
FIFTEENTH REGIMENT DUE AT
MANILA DEC. 1. MAY BE SENT
THERE- NANKING MAY
Manllft. Nov. 22 The Fifteenth In
fantrv. due to irrivs her.- on IVecm
b. r 1, pg)Snbl) will be sent at-ggK
to China. Tl' regiment will be re
cruited to full war strength, and will
be prepared fol i long stay In China.
Imperialists Short of Food.
Tbn Vggfej Nov. 22. Tim Imperialist
forces at NnnUng are reported sur
rounded and short of food, with th. ir
retreat rut ofi The fall of the city
before the revolutionists appears imminent.
Cavalry Officer Named to Repre
sent United States at
NEW KING THIRTY YEARS OLD
Has Had Excellent Training in Europe
and Uses English and
Washington. I). C, Nov. ''. -
m anosmenl i f the appointment
Col. Leo i-'ebigef, commanding
Sixth Cavalry, now in the Philippines,
to represent lh. Cnited Stales as inill
lary attache at the COTOnOtiOW of th.
King of Siam draw , public UtteOtlOS
to the eeressnnhai that win make tin
city of Itatigkok a center of ottrootlon
art) BOX I month. The leading nations
of the world will he represented at
Hie coronal ion. Prince l-'iishiml has
In . n name. I to head the Japanese d. l
. gallon and Kngl and is sending an . m-
bassy beaded by Prill' e lillis of Hat
tenberg. I'Yance, Cerniany, llalv an. I
oth. r BhsregSOS nations also are send
ing sporlsl ambassadors.
Ceremonies Last Week.
The ceremonies and festivities ill
connection with the crowning ef the
new king will extend over an entire
week. Krom every part of the Siam
e.se kingdom the princes and nobles and
military and civil otlicials will as
semble in the capital t r. new their
BHeS lOOCS to the new sovereign. The
tenor of the oath that they are regulr-
ed to lake on this occasion seems to
show how Siam has preserved its wn
identity. Here are some ,, the phrases
used eg it :
"We play the powers of tile doitlei
in plague wilh poisonous boils ami
with all manner of horrible disease-
ihe diohonorgbie, the disobedient, pnd
the t it-ichorous. Winn liny have de-parl.-.l
this life may they be sent to
New King Well Educated.
The new king, whose full name is
Som.leleh Chovvfa Maha Vaji ra v a ml h.
sin . SSded to the throne upon the
deal I, of his father n year ago last
let. ilier. He was In. Ill about :!l years
ago sgd was proclaimed Crown I'rlnee
when bs was tt. He was educated in
Bngutnd ami learned soldiering at
Sandhurst, Ahlershol and Potsdam.
Later he spent some time in Paris, and
Ihen having acipiire. I a good conversa
tional acquaintance with both Hng
Ush and l-'retich. he was sent back t
his country to go into training for the
duties Srhleh he would later have to
DR. WALTER WYMAN DEAD.
W ashington, I C., Nov. -J. Wal
ter Wymaii, surgeon genera! of the
Cnited States public health and mar
ine hospital service, died at Providence
hospital after an Illness, of several
F. OF L. ENDORSES STRIKE.
Atlanta, (la.. Nov. If, The Fed.
liOS tf Lghsr today endorsed
strike on tie- llarriman lines,
pledged its moral suppose
LINER ON ROCKS:
PRINZ JOACHIM OF HAMBURG
AMERICAN CO. IN TROUBLE,
BUT IN NO GREAT
New York, Nov. 22. The Hainburg
InsQflf Sll liner, PAOI Joachim, re
ported Itv w ir less today that she had
struck a rock off Samana Island, two
mulled miles north of Haiti. The
boat Is In i ime.li.it. danger. Among
th. BSgSSjngers are Mr. and Mrs. dl
i in fsgglllgs Bryng and grandchildren
and K. W. It. Coby of Cement City,
Tb. re are s v . nly-ight tourists on
the Prina Join him
Bryan Reassures Brother.
Lincoln. Neb.. Nov 2. Oharl. s I'.ry
an received a w dr. b ss message from
his brother. William .1 Hryan today
saying In Steamer pi in. Joachim, Is
hi no danger.
Revenue Cutter to Aid.
Washington, Nov. 22. The revenue
cutter Algoniiln nt Porto MSB bus
be. m ordered to the assistance of the
liner I'rln. Joachim. strand. .1
CLEVER ACTS AT CROWN.
Manager John Vogel. of the Crown
theater, is offering Lilian Carlson, a
novelty dancer, and Master Hale, a
boy musician, as tho attractions nt his
play house. Miss Carlson Is exceed
ingly ph asing, while the work of Mas
ter Hale, who plays five Instruments
very cleverly, creates a storm of ap
plause at each performance.
RAILWAY TRADES MEET.
Manufacturers of Equipment end Sup
.N. vv ..rk. Nov. ''. Presidents off,
trade bodies In several score of the
principal cities ol the country gather-
d here t.Mhiy lor the BOgSSgl dinner
f the Itallway Kusiness association.
which is made up of inaliu I a. t u rers
f railway SgnlpSBSnl and supplies.
Heading the list of visitors as tin
chief speakers at the haiepict w.r.
levemev Bgsnsst oMsol sf sntm
mi Uaik.r i. nines, slstgfssnn of the
BOCntlVS committee ..I the Atchison.
Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Com
pany. IN MEMORY OF GALLOWAY.
Beautiful Oil Portrait Presented To
Jaikson. Miss., Nov. M. id large oil
portrait of the late Itishop Charles C
GOHowey. "the nn-siou bish if Mcih-
odism." was formally pres. tiled Pxlay
to Millsaps College, of which IllStltu
Msg he was on.- of the trustees from
the opening of the college until the day
'ff his .hath. Leading oarticipants in
the presentation exercises Included
Bishop Hratton sf Missi sippl, niShsp
Candler of e..rgia ami I r. 1. C Hull.
Sri sidi-nt of the college.
The pupils of the No. i, Centennial
Heights school will entertain at tin
Finnish Hall. Centennial U eights' this
evening. A novel program has been
prepared, including "the gypsy fortune
letters" "rag dolls." th,. I. tier" and
other features. The pupils have wash
ed diligently with the preparation or
this program and expect that it will
prove- very successful
START PROBE Of
INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMIS
SON MEETS IN NEW YORK
TO HEAR COMPLAINTS
New York, Nov. 22. The Interstate
Commerce Commission began a series
of important hearings in this city to
day with the object of determining
whether the rates charged by the big
express companies doing business in I
the Culled Stales an- reasonable an. I
Just. The investigation is regarded as
one of the most important that the
commission has yet undertaken. It is
the dir.ct result of numerous com
plaints received from commercial or
ganizations and individual shippers in
all palls of the country.
These complaints have sited many
alleged abuses Incident to th. regula
tions and practices of the express com
panies. The commission will endeavor
to god out why the express companies
persist in keeping their tariffs practic
ally secret. The nasis of their division
of profits with the railroads also will
receive attention. The express com
panies have shown Buses disposition to
oppose the inv. stig ml hi and It is mil
expected the inside foots in the stot
tcr Will he gained except as the r.snll
of a strenuous light.
INDOOR BASEBALL TONIGHT.
Engineers end Y. M. C. A.'s Will Play
First Game of Season.
'Hie itrsi indoor baseball game of th,.
Season is to be played this evening ill
the V. M. C. A., when tin- Calnni.-t en
gineer's team ami the V. M. C. A. will
meet, lioth teams ar. in g I condi
tion. "Chub" Kalon is capta iii-mnn-ager
of Ihe Kngineers' team, but he j
ait of town at present, and hi:- s. rv
Ices Will be gtcatly miss, d by his
Physical lir.ctor Applegate of the
Y. M. C A. nnSsSOOMSg that he would
like to receive cither telephone calls
or communications from basket ball
team managers In the county wiih ref
er, nee to the organization ..f a county
indoor bask el ball league. II. lias nut
with onto snoottrngenient, and ksttsvte
Ihil when the subject has b.-.n thor
oughly Sired that a six or eight team
league will result
some memorial in
federate soldiers .
was unveiled bSJfs
tw enty -sev ell f. et
Nov. 22. A hand
honor of the Cm
f Kaufman county
today with inler
The monument Is
high and consists
of a granite shaft surmount.-, I by a
Statue done in Italian marble of a
Confederate soldier standing a' "make,
MUST EARN "rHFIR ' W. S."
Madison. Nov. Hereafter a man
must play In one half of each of two
conference games, or one whole game
of that class, to gain the official 'V."
according to the new rules of the t'ni
verslty of Wisconsin He also will be
entitled to a "W" if he plays only one
minute in a championship game.
DISCUSSING STRIKE QUESTION.
Chicago, III.. Nov. 22. The official.
of th Hock Island railroad and shop
men went into secret conference early
today, and It was said were prepared
to snend the entire day discussing the
advisability of a strike.
ASKS FOR IHE
Prosecutor in Openir.g Patterson
Case Says Murder Was
WOMAN PLEADS SELF-DEFENSE
Claims She Kdled Husband Only After
Her Life Was Threatened.
Will Tell Her Story.
Denver, tfov, U Ppsosegfot ssnuov
in th- op.iiing statement of the trial of
Mrs. pat i.rsoii, accused of th mur
der of bar bursts nd. dot kjsgd the mur-
iler was pr.-d.-i. num. d, and demanded
tho death penalty. The Jury In thS
case was .secured yesterday. It con
sists of young im ii, all n whom are
Osrtrodbj fUbssn Patternsn. ss Sept.
N shot and killed h. r husband, Charles
A. Patterson, a young Clucagoan, while,
the couple were walking together
tiear a tuberculosis .sanitarium in
which piitterwtn was a patient.
Mrs. Patterson will plead SShT SO
fense. alleging that she nhot her hus
band in the course of a ipiarrel in
Which h. attempted to take her life.
Tha th. .uarre was over a eult for
alienation of Mrs. Patterson s alTec
tlons which the young husband, it Is
said, contemplated bringing against a
well known Chicago millionaire, and
that he killing resulted from Patter
son s refusal I., drop ihe affair, will be
the contention of the state.
Important In its effect on the Jury,
counsel for the del. use claim, will be
the story Mrs. Puttcrson will tell upon
the stand She will lay hare, they say.
all the details of her life, from th
time when, as a girl of IK. she met the
ChtOSgO millionaire. She will tell of
lb. int. rest (hat led him to send her
to Paris to b. educated, which result
ed In relations bStVOSS tftStO tbat w.-re
maintained for five years, .luring which
time, she says, her family and friends,
as well as the rri. mi of th million
aire, believed the couple to be husband
That after she bad married Pat
terson, she discov er, d he had been
paid 11,. ".on by the millionaire to make
her Ins wife, and that h.r married
lit.- was .me long humiliation, marked
by OOUStSnl efforts on the part oT Pat
terson (. use h.r to wring money
from the man with whom She says
she had previously lived, will be told
the jury, it Is declared.
Mrs. Patterson's parents are here
from Sandoval. 111., to be with her
through th,. trial. District Attorney
Willis W. Kllioit is a member of the
law firm thSOOSjtl which Mrs. Patter
son filed a divorce notice just before
the shooting. As a OSOOOgUSOOO the
state is rOSSOSSSShnl by a spc lal prose
cutor, Horace Q. Benson. Blllott, it is
said, may be summoned as a witness)
for the defense.
START UNDERWOOD BOOM.
Friends of Minority Lesder to Banquet
Birmingham, Ala., Nov. 22. leaders
of the Democrntic party throughout th
south h.le been invited to atlell. I Ihe
big banquet to be given in this eity
t m..rr..w night in honor of Congress
man (isc.ir Underwood. Tin- affair is
intended as a testimonial to the dis
tinguished public services of Mr. Un
derwood. Incidentally, it is designed
to call the country's attention to tho
movement which alms to make th
minority leader In the House the head
of the Democratic presidential ticket.
ENTERS NOT GUILTY PLEA.
Martin Crasich appeared in Justice
I'Ysh. r's court this morning to answer
to the charge of assault and iKittery,
preferred against him by one John
Pav In i h. II. entered a plea of nt
guilty, and was accompanied in irt
by witnesses, vv ho. according to c,ra-
sidi. will prove an alibi for him Pav -
In n h adheres to his story that ho was
struck over Ihe head by Cra-ndi while
walking down one of the streets of
Kay tnbaultow n. ami that n beer bottle
was the weaHtn. He appeared in
court this morning with a bandaged
"DUKE" A COMMON THIEF.
ftoston. Mess.. Nov. 2. Phil Do Com
eey, known also as Judge Do Clamery
and the duke de Nevereu. win. has Iwen
entertained by Mavm Cii.g. raid and
oth.r officials as a French nobleman.
vva-i adjudged a common and notorious
thief in the crto. too court and ,i
i. need to not lees than six nor more
than ten years in prison.
BISHOP LAYS CORNERSTONE.
Hasting. Neb., Nov. 22. Bishop Tl -besi
of Lincoln officiated at improssiie
exercises lure today at the laving
the eortierslolie of the tow Catholic
church. When completed Hie church
will est about $o.M)0. nml will bo
on,, of tin- tin. si i iiiholi. . dill, es In
APOPLEXY ATTACK IS FATAL.
Ann Arlw.r, Mich.. Nov N W. S
Mack, a 'Id. ago publisher, Stricken
I with apoplexy during the football game
Saturday. Is dead.
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