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y ■ v '■»■■■> V mm - '.. ; : iesburg Daily ■ ; *yr. Member of the Associated Press 5 appi. _ PRICE FIVE CENTS HATTIESBURG, MISSISSIPPI, TUESDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 24, 1907. kV NO. 120. \ ION ROAD NDER PROBE we Landis Will Expose Tac tics of the Administration's Legal Department Now IRNEY SIMS WORKING f UP EVIDENCE IN THE CASE norney General Moody Is Alleged to Have Promised the Road Immunity, and This Plea Must Be Argued Be fore Judge Landis in Open Court. % Associated Press. Chicago, September 28.— Promised Alton immunity for the Chicago & road In the Standard GU rebate case may again fail to become a reality when the grand Jury H/oets tomorrow at the call of Judge Kenesaw ffltSm ■> tain Landis. The case~ was fast called on Sep- | | tember 3 and was postponed until to morrow at the request of United States District Attorney Sims, on the plea that he and his associates had not had ample time to conduct aa investigation. s Since that time Attorney Sims has been very busy and many communica tions, written and verbal, are known to have passed between him and the department of justice. What was thongh to be a simple process of ap plying the whitewash brush and wip lnst the Alton a more complicated lag out the score has now beco matter. It is evident that Judge Lan dis and Attorney Sims are loath to close the case by the immunity meth od, and there are rumors of open war fare between them and the depart ment of justice. It is believed in sime quarters that Landis and . Sims Intend to drag into the light every detail of the deal be tween the administration's legal de partment and the railroad. Taking advantage of the Knox immunity statute passed by the last session of congress, so as to make further pleas of immunity by corporations of no avail. Judge Landis, it is believed, in i' tends prosecuting the Alton, but the Burlington and the Chicago and East ern Illinois as well. These roads also gave concessions to the oil trust and ~ then confessed to the grand Jury, hop ing thus to receive absolution. If Judge Landis permits the grand jury to indict the Alton or any of its officials, it will force the road to show its hand and lay bare all the secrets of Its arrangement with the depart V rtttenLjit J As a baKo prosecution, the Alton will have'to plead the promise of im - jnunity alleged to have been given by Attorney Gekeral Mflrfiy, acting upon the advice and consent of the presi dent. The plea will have to be argued before Judge Landis in open court, and many phases of the deiynow hid den or hazy will be made clear. There are rumors that Judge Lan dis intends to prosecute a certain Al ton official for pterjury. President Roosevelt may have to bring the weight of his Influence to bear to save the Indicted men, in accordance with the promise said to have been made by him through Mr. Morrison, then district attorney, who acted only after he had also received the approval of Justice Moody, then sttorhey general. ft Is feared In railroad circlea that Judge Landis intends to evade pie / COTTON SEED CRUSHERS ELLECT FOREIGN AGENT Associated Press. New Orleans, September 23.—-The Southern Seed Crushers Association, In session here tonight, nominated Albert T. Perkins, of Memphis, as tor ilgn pxpert to pass on cotton seed kroducl jtpped abroad. Mr. Per riMMUs appointment from* IjAffilff^Hure Strauss, with KlHliffbp has already had kins ud . Secrefl ing. a iff also instructed the ppoint a committee of ythe National Spinners' i meet in Atlanta next W also to ftp WALTER WELLMAN, Ton4 Ini ■■lilt ud Explorer Who Seeks Hobo, ol tho Dlaoonry of Ike North role. A-fi. .V :v U m ' M ■ % ■■ v ym ■W.L ■ i V. m ■ A l s \ jmS W :' ■. If. ■< /! j&i l V ■ CM w, ■ Wv/, , • ■ \ mi n •A HI. . A - Hit : : ■v Si i r 'is : 1 H V- .\N ... * | ; i -i. %:/ f/A, v $ V Ji» % V \\ Vvfi W b •/' \\ m *. vpjjg NT h. I-/''; V V Q & X v. v \ w-mt. , HY\* -■ Copyright wm by C. D. FlW. promise of immunity and that other roads as well as the Atlon, will be subjects of Investigation. That the militant jurist, assisted by a deter mined district attorney, can have the railroads prosecuted, even against the desire and Influence of the department! of justice and the administration, is admitted by prominent attorneys fa miliar with the legal aspects of the case. Attorney General Bonaparte may, and probably will, refuse to prosecute, but that will not serve to prevent Judge Landis appointing an attorney to push any Indictments returned by the grand Jury. There are no checks on the action of a grand jury, which has nothing to do with promises of immunity, even if made by the presi dent of the United States. It is point ed out that the first successful prose cutlcj| of a trust in California was carried out in spite of the protest and opposition of the district attorney and the Washington legal department. Even if District Attorney Sims should become afflicted with "cold 'feet" at the thought of opposing the powers that be, he-could be fined for contempt of court by Judge Landis. Such a contingency is apparently re mote. Sims is openly allied with polnt a committee to Inaugurate a campaign in favor of the repeal of the Austria-Hungarlan tariff, on cotton Beed products. % RYALB BOYS ARE FREE. Dally News Special. Magnolia, Miss., September 23.—Im mediately after the jury trying Esco Ryals had reported a verdict Of not guilty District Attorney Webb nolle proased. the cases against WilfRyals, Ed Ryals and Joe Roberts, who were jointly Indicted with Esco Ryals fop the murder of Robert Holmes near Sartinvllle last July, and they were ac cordingly released from custody. V 1 Judge Landis, and if forbidden by the departmeht of justice to proceed in the matter, his friends say he wquld resign and take charge of the under the direction of Landis. The grand Jury will assemble at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning, when it is expected that District Attorney Sims will finally announce his attitude in the matter of prosecuting the Alton. Whether this will be for or against Immunity is not-known, but in any event it will likely mark the begin ning, rather than the end, of the pro secution of the Alton. GOSLIN TROUBLES BOB UP AGAIN New York, September 21.—Mr». Una Goslin, whose matrimonial ad venture appears to have resulted as disastrously as the financial opera tions conducted by her husband, is again in court. The wife of Alfred R. Goslin, the "get-rich-quick" promoter, will again air her troubles in court Monday, her suit for divorce and $100 a week ali mony having been set for that date. The case has been in the New York supreme court several times, but post ponements have been secured by Gos lin's attorneys. Goslin is now said to be in Paris, living like a prince on the hundreds of thousands of dollars secured from American suckers. He declares his willingness to support his wife if she will go to Paris, which she refuses to do. SNOW IS NOW FALLING IN STREETS OF CHICAGO Associated Press. ( Chicago, September 23.—Snow be gan falling here at 3:30 o'clock this afternoon and it has been* steadily at It since that hour. The Streets are covered to a depth of more than an Inch. .y .y K 1 v *..' I. m a mm .rV RATE EASE Minnesota Wins Fight Against Great Northern Railroad in the United States Conrt of Appeals. — VERDICT IS SERIOUS BLOW TO STANDARD OIL COMPANY District Attorney Haupt Says That the Case Was Very Similar tc' Jhe One Tried In Chicago, When Judge Lan dis Assessed $29,000,000 Fins. Associated Press. St. Paul, Minn., September 23.—The United States court of appeals for the Eighth Judicial District of Color ado, in session at Denver, today hand ed down an opinion affirming the de cision of the United States District Court at Minneapolis last May, de claring the Great Northern Railroad guilty of giving rebates. Under that judgment the Great Northern was fined $16,000. U nited States District Attorney Haupt, of this, city, who prosecuted in the lower court, was in f the- decision, after which he made the following statement: "The question passed upon is of supreme importance Just now, as it establishes the light of the State and Federal governments to prosecute any and all cases where railroads are guilty of giving rebates, "rejierdless of the stipulation of the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution of he United States. It also establishes, be is an yond question, the validity of the $29, 000,000 fine recently imposed on the Standard Oil Company by Judge Lan dis, of Chicago, as the evidence in this case is similar in every respect to that adduced in the Chicago case. "If the decision had been different it would have stopped all prosecutions of railroads for granting rebates, and of all corporations from accepting them." The Great Northern Railroad and the Standard Oil Company claimed in the trial that the rebates were legal under the provisions of section 10, of the Hepburn law, but the court ruled otherwise. « ROBERT A. PINKERTON DIED A RICH MAN. « ❖ * <• 4 New York, September 23.— ♦ ❖ Friends of Robert A. Pinkerton, <• 4 the detective who filed • on the ♦ ❖ steamer Bremen on August 12, <• ❖ were surprised when they <• <• learned that he had left an estate 4> •> valued at $3,000,000, which he <• <• bequeathed to his immediate fam- •> 4> ily. Mr. Pinkerton's will is dated ❖ ❖ October 8, 1904. It names Mrs. <• ❖ Ann Elizabeth Pinkerton, his •> ❖ widow, as executrix. His child- •> 4 ren are Allan Pinkerton, Anna P. •> ❖ Gibbs and Mary P. Carlisle. ❖ HIGH RATE OF SPEED. Vessel to Run Sixty Miles an Hour t« Be Launched. Associated Press. Paris, September 23.—M. Santos Du mont intends to make a trip in his new hydroplane as soon as the Duch ess d'Uzes, sponsor of the invention, has sufficiently recovered her health to be present. The launching of the machine is the result Of a bet of $10, 000 M. Dumont made with M. Char ron, an automobile manufacturer, that he would build a vessel attaining sixty miles an hour. He has constructed a wierd-looking contrivance formed of three slgar-shaped aluminum bodies, whereupon is a sixteen-cylinder, twen ty-two horse power motor. The whole hydroplane weighs only 200 kilograms, whereas the fastest autoboat in the Monte Carlo races Boated 2,500 kilo grams and attained thirty-three miles an hour. THORNTON HURT. Dally News Special. McComb City, Miss. September 23. —F. G. Thornton, aged 26 years, while attempting to board a freight train south, was thrown under th* train ture of the skull eftttot and ftp* S' and PEACE IS DECLARED IN MOROCCO THREE OF THE WARRING TRIBES HAVE ACCEPTED FRENCH OVER TURES AND HOSTILITIES ARE NOW AT AN END. Associated Press. Paris, September 23.- Peace has been declared in Morocco, and hostilities between the French, Spanish and Moors will immediately cease. This announcement was made this even ing after a long conference between the representatives of the three goverments. Delegates wtere present from three of the largest Moorish tribes and the overtures of the French Govern ment were accepted without debate. All parties to the surrender are pledged to carry out the agreement, which provides that perfect peace and good will shall henceforth be maintained be tween the governments concerned. VIRGINIA REED MAY BE ARRESTED LETTEN BOUGHT HER DIAMOND BROOCH WORTH $240. - Also Purchased Expensive Jewelry for Two of Hie Neicee— Jewelry Will Be Turned Over to Capteia Fitz patrick. Asscclated Press. New Orleans, September 23.—There is a strong probability that Virginia Reed, the "affinity" of Chas. E. Letten, will be behind prison bars before to morrow morning, charged with being an accessory before the facts to tthe stealing of more than $luu,b00 from the office of Tax Collector John Fitz patrick. It was learned this morning that last Christmas Letten purchased -from Wm. Frantz & Co., jewelers, a diam ond brooch for Virginia Reed as a Christmas present, paying $240 for the bauble. sidered sufficient to hold the woman, and Inspector of Police Whitaker in tends to take advantage of the oppor tunity to place her under arrest. It was also learned that at the same time Letten purchased and presented to his two nieces diamond brooches, one worth $105 and the other $115. Colonel Sullivan at once telephoned to Letten's nieces to send the jewels to the police statioij, and Lloyd Letten promised to bring them down himself, in order not to further humiliate his two cousins. This one instance was con BOY BRAKEMAN KILLED. Daily News Special. Natchez, Miss., September 23.— Frank Mayes, the 19-year-old son of J. D. Mayes, of Hazlehurst, was killed yesterday morning in an accident at Ferriday, La., on the Northwestern road. POLISH ALLIANCE NOW IN SESSION Baltimore, Md., September 23.— Prominent Polish-Amerlcans from all sections of the country are in Balti more today in attendance at the sev enteenth convention of the Polish Na tional Alliance, which will continue in session through tho week. One of the principal objects of the meeting is the raising of a fund for the erection of a statue of KobcIus ko in Washington. Twenty thousand dollars have already been secured, and it is expected that the sum desired, $50,000, will be pledged within the week. The famous Polish sculptor, Casmir Chuvzinski, will have charge of the work. One of the features of the convention will be an imposing parade, in which not less than 10, 000 Poles will be in line. WIRELE8S FOR CANADA. Marconi Arrives in 8ydney to Estab lish It. Assoclated Press. Sydney, B. C., September 23—Mar coni arrived here today to make prep arations to establish trans-Atlantic communication between Canada and NINE MEN SHOT DOWN LIKE DOGS IN LODZ STREETS Associated Press. Lodz, Russia, September 23.—The Russian government is taking sum mary vengeance on the workman who killed the proprietor of a factory in this city because he would not pay his men for the time they were on a Btrtke. Last Saturday 800 employes of the factory were arrested by soldiers and police. Today seven men and two women who were among those who were taken fromjirison and carried to the place of execution and summa rily shot. The condemned did not have any sort of trial and they never knew what they were shot for, except that they were among the workmen who were employed at the factory where the proprietor was killdd. It is that those who were shot suppose! today wen.- among the ring leaders in the killing of the proprietor of toh factory.. DOG DAYSOT AT ATLANTIC CITY New York, September 21.—Eastern dog fanciers opened the fall series of canine exhibitions today with shows at Atlantic City, and Glen Cove, L. I„ the latter under the auspices of the Piping Rock Kennel club. There were 618 classes and 200 prizes at the Atlantic City affair, which was held on Steeplechase Pier and attracted a large number of society people. Five hundred classes were judged in the Piping Rock show, one of the features of the Long Island social season. SHE REJECTS OFFER. Mrs. Hartje Does Not Want Any Pension. Associated Press. Pittsburg, Pa., September 23.—A pension of $12,000 a year for life was offered Mrs. Mary Scott Hartje to set tle the divorce cases that have been a national scandal for more than a year. .Indignant refusal by the respondent, who declared that vindication of her good name is all that she wants, met the offer. Rumors, though, are that the public will be spared the details of a counter suit of MrB. Hartje against her husband. An intermediary from Augustus Hartje, the millionaire paper maker, has made three efforts to settle the case. The last was made only this week. HARRIMAN DENOUNCED BY STUYVESANT FISH Associated Press. New York, September 23.—In a lengthy statement. made tq tt(e direc tors of the in this city today, Stuyvesant Fish reviews his career as an official of the road. He haa been a director for thirty years and was president of the road for twenty years of this time. He scores Farrtman charging him >wttb hai turn the business, of tkf tral over -to the Upgijjp Among other >tl4W|4 that the Union Bafllfte Illinois Central Railroad mercifully, t tried to ShMiis Cen i says 181,231 MOBILE & OHIO PAYS ITS FINE WILL NOT FIGHT CASE FOR FAIL URE TO REPORT PASSES. General Counsel for the Road Ap peared and Paid the Fine—A. & V. Demurs to the Indictment—Missis sippi Central Saturday., Daily News Special. Jackson, Miss., September 23.—Mr. for the Mobileappae Jshr c shrd shs Jordan M. Boone, general counsel for the Mobile and Ohio Railroad Com pany, appeared in circuit court and paid the fine of $100 for failure to rod port passes issued, assessed againfl Unit company by Judge Potter, days ago. The casengi sissippi Central ia act fa unlay. The Alabaqm a 1 ieopie have filed £ deaf indictmerj, on the grount tbs£ it does, not charge L offense, because it goes not charge that blanks were furnished the com pany by the railroad commission on which to make the required report of % passes Issued. The other companies have not yet--" been reached with service, or at least no returns have been made on the services, but it is believed most of them will follow the example of the Illinois Central and pay up. it the iring ref to the M alleged, indictable NEGRO'S LEAVING. Prediction of a Crazy Preacher at Mc Comb City. Daily News Special. McComb City, Miss., September 23. . —A few weeks ago a crazy negro preacher passing through the country preached here to the negroes, and pre dicted that on Monday, September 23, the country from Rogue Chltto to Osyka, along the line of the Illinois Central Railroad, would be burned, and the result of that prophesy has caused an exodus of negroes that threatens to depopulate the county of negroes. They are moving out in all directions. WIRELESS RECEIVED. The Cunard Liner Is Making Good Time. A^ociated Press. New York; September 23.—A wire less message was received today by tho Associated Press from the Cunard liner Lastinia, dated Halifax today, reading: "The sea is smooth; makipg twenty-five knots." shares ol stock in the Illinois Central, whlch is 29 per cent, of the capitaliz ation. Through the manipulation of this stock Mr. Fish says that the Union Pacific succeeded in defeating *3 him for re-election to the presidency J of the road. AM Mr. Fish also paid his reBpecta^Hl J. T. Harrihan, whom he regaigfl||||| the tool of Mr. Harriman. The address was salty ejJMHHH through and created a financial circles, as it is t tlioritative exposure •>£ employed In the famous ^B|||§|llf coup.