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HATTIESBURG, MISSISSIPPI, TUESDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 24, 1907.
kV NO. 120.
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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
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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
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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
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a
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ppoint a committee of
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i meet in Atlanta next
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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.
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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.
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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
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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. «

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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*
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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.
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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
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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.

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