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EIGHT PAGES TODAY Volume LY, Number 117 GLOBE, GILA COUNTY. ARIZONA, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1910. PRICE FIVE CENTS vlZCfcv bu. x CHARGED Will LIMITING SUPPLY OF MEAT Big Packing Companies and Millionaire Directors Be Tried for Unlawfully Robbing Public .by Combination to Restrain Trade FIRST GREAT BLOW NEW YORK, February 25. The "Beof Trust," embracing six great packing companies and twenty-ono packors, several of them multi-millionaires, was indicted by tlie grand Jury of Hudson county, New Jersey, today, charged with conspiracy to limit the supply of meat and poultry. The in dictment is drawn under the law of New Jersey,, which provides a maximum penalty of three years and $1,000 fine. Tho offenso is oxtraditablc, which means that tho meat barons either must successfully resist extradition, or come to Jersey City for trial. Pierre Qarvcn, prosecutor for Hudson county, asid tonight that ho would forthwith notify tho defendants of their indictment and be ready to force the extradijion of individuals not willing to faco trial. The defendants aro tho National Packing company, Armour company, Swift company, Morris company, Hammond Packing company, O. II. Ham mond company, Ogdoii Armour, Watson Armour, Louis Swift, Edward Swift, Charles Swift, Edward Morris, Ira Morris, Arthur Meeker, Edward Tilden, L. A. Carton, Thomas Wilson, Thomas Connors, F. A. Fowler, L. H. Heyman, James Kathgato, Jr., George Edwards, Frederick Cooper, D. E. Hartwcll, Henry Darlington, A. A. Fuller and Lemuel Patterson. The list represents tho backbono of tho packing industry. Tho indictments bring to a climax the first concerted effort in the east to fix the responsibility for the high price of food in this country. Jersey City, as a cold storage center, where the packing companies . of the west maintain vast warehouses in which thousands of pounds of meat and poultry aro stored, proved a fruitful source of investigation. More than a month ago tho inquiry started. Cold storage plants were inspected and witnesses examined. Today tho indictment was handed up to the supreme court. The indictment chargos that the defendants "conspired wilfullly, unlawfully and feloniously in devising, contriving and intending for their unjust, excessive, immoral andunlawful profit and gain, to injure, defraud, prejudice damage, cheat, impoverish and oppress the public by cor. nering and limiting tho necessary and reasonable supply of meats and poul try." The significant relations between the Armour, Swift and Morris interests, through tho medium of tho National Packing company,- aro set forth in tho document. To carry out the conspiracy, it is charged, certain adjustments in the directorate of the National Packing company were necessary. To this end, the indictment says, a meeting was held in Jersoy City, De cember 14, 1908, at which tho various directors of the Armour company, the Swift company and the Morris company were elected directors in tho Nation al Packing company, constituting a majority controlling the board. Tho Ar mour interests were represented by Ogdcn Armour, Conners and Meeker; the Morris interests by Edward Morris, Thomas Wilson and K. K. McLaren, and the Swift interests by Edward F. Swift, Louis Swift and L. A. Carton. According to the indictment, an illegal agreement to control prices was entered into as far back as March 1, 1908, when it is charged a meeting was held in Jersey City, at which tho defendants, "wilfully, unlawfully, fraud ulently and extortionately" bound themselves to "maintain and exercise con trol over a monopoly of tho meat and poultry supply, and arbitrarily and un lawfully increase the price of meat and poultry, and not sell to the public meats or poultry except at the exorbitant prices agreed upon." The indictment states that mere driblets of the supply were put on the market at stated intervals small quantities agreed upon by the defendants, thus to curtail and restrict the supply "for the purpose of fictitiously, arbi trarily and unlawfully increasing prices." The indictment charges that Armour and the other defendants, by means of a majority in the directorate of the National Packing company, conspired as far back as March, 1908, to let only a stated quantity of meat get out of cold storage, so as to arbitrarily maintain exhorbitant prices. The National Packing company is a $15,000,000 New oorsey corporation. Ira Morris sent a lawyer to Jersoy City to inform Prosecutor Qarven that he had retired from the directorate of tho Morris company, but he was nevertheless inuicted. I By HIGH PRICES OF PRODUCT Congressman Makes Dra matic Attack on Tariff Bill Yesterday WASHINGTON, D. C, February 25. Kitcliiu of North Carolina made n general assault on tho tariff law under lieenso of gencrnl ilobato on the postof fico appropriation bill in tho liouso to day. Telling n number of stories of starv ing children, and workingmen appeal ing for work in tho largo cities, Kitchen concluded each statement with "And all this under tho Payne-Ald-rich tariff bill, which none of the re publicans have tlic courage to defend.'-' A lively exchange occurred between Kitchen and Gardner of Massachusetts over the prices of food products. Head ing from tho testimony of Secrotary of Agriculture Wilson that meat pro ducts of tho American farm are being sold in Kuropo cheaper than in this country, Kitchin said: "It is not truo that tho farmer ben efitted by the high prices. The prices of farm products 'wero higher in 1803 under tho Clovcland administration IE IT HELPED to AT Hi COST LUG than ever before; statistics show that." Turning his attention to "Cannon ism," Kitchin, in a dramatic manner, described what ho termed a "Plot to assassinate Cannon for the good of tho G. O. P." PRICE OF PORKERS AT CIVIL WAR -LINE PITTSBURG. Fnlirunrv 25. Live hogs sold hero today at $10.0.) per 100 pounus, Having crossed the "Civil war lino" yesterday. Girl Would Not Choose Be trayer from File of Soldiers SAN FRANCISCO, February 25. Witli tlie entire complement of murines drawn upfor inspection tonight on tho quarterdeck of the cruiser Caluornia, so she might pick from among tho men tho one who had met her and kept her from home for two nights, Ihnnia Schwnd, aged 1!), ran from the side of her mother, who had ac companied her, and leaped over tho side of tho cruiser rather than faco the ordeal. The next nio mont a sailor jumped after her. Tlio girl and her lutsfiior were picked up by a launch just as the Jackie's strength was failing. 1 .. CLUBMKN "WAGER . EXHIBITION OF PEDESTKIAN1SM i SAN FRANCISCO, Cal., Febru arv 25. Dr. William MeF.nerv and Percy Selby, clubmen, mateh- ed to walk from Burlingame to Delmonte, 113 miles, in less than fifteen hours on a wager of $1,000, will start tomorrow morning at 5:30 o'clock. More than a tlious- and automobiles will boar people from this city who wish to sec the pedestrians leave tlio Country club. STROUS Fi WITH BIG LOSS SE Three Business Houses To tal Loss with Damage of $25,000 IMMENSE LOSS IS NARROWLY AVERTED Lowell Fire Department As sists Bisbee iu Mas tering Flames . Special to the Silver Belt. BISBEE, February 25. Fire of un known origin destroyed tho Royal the ater, tho Alhambra c.andy kitchen and a clothing store in the building former ly occupied by the English kitchen, shortly before midnight tonight, caus ing a loss of approximately $25,000. Only a hard fight on the part of the fire .department of both this city and Lowell prevented tho flames from spreading across Main street to the Kinsey house. Had the flames crossed the street, one of tho most disastrous conflagrations in the history of the city could hardly have been averted. The fire started in the clothing store, an establishment which opened a short time ago for the disposal of a bankrupt stocK of goods. Tho cause is unex plained, although the circumstances sur rounding its origin are suspicious. From the clothing store tho fire spread to the Alhambra candy kitchen and thence to the Eoyal theater. As tho fire did not break out until after 11 o'clock, the theater was deserted at the time and what would have been a panic, had the blaze been discover ed earlier, was avoided. The Lowell fire department volun teered its services and materially aided tho Bisbee fire boys in checking the flames. Whilo any further spread of the fire was prevented, the three build ings are a total loss. The Eoyal theater, tho building own ed by haley, Walsh & Downs, was well insured as to the building, but was withous insurance on the contents. The insured loss is estimated at about $10, 000. The other buildings, owned by W. H. Brophy, were not insured. This loss, together with the contents of the build ings, is estimated at $15,000. A rigid investigation of the cause of the fire is expected. COOK AND WAITER KILLED IN SLIDE Huge Avalanche Smothers Unfortunate Men EVERETT. Wash.. Fobrnarv 5.I. a hugo avalanche, dashed down tho moun tniusido at the west entrance of the Gieat Northern railroad's Cascade tuu- 4iel today, overwhelming the cook house and smothering John Olson, a eonh. nnd llnnrv Fllirker n u-nifnp 1 r -- -- Sixty men, after working several hours,, uncovered tho body of Olson, but that of his companion was not found. For tunately all tho railioad men had fin- lsneu incir urcuKinsi aim departed ne fore tho snow slide descended. BAY CITY PEOPLE TO FIGHT SALOON SAN FRANCISCO, Febrnarv 2--;. A thirty day crusade against the saloons of this city was planned at a meeting today of reprcsentnthes of the Anti Saloon league, Women's Christian Tom peranco union and Good Templars. It was decided to begin tho prohibition war on March 20, at the conclusion of the Laymen's missionary convention and continue it until April 17. ! KILLED WAITER FOR CARELESS USE OF WORDS FRESNO, Cal., February 23. "I won't stand for anybody cnll- ing me n 'swamper,' ' With these words George Crown, porter in a saloon at Coalinaa. drew a revolver and fircdtwo bullets into William Miller, a waiter, employed in tlio restaurant. Ono bullet entered tho temple, and the other pierced the right lung. Miller died tonight. PIIOENIN, Ariz., Febru ary 25. Itris stated on what is believed to be good au thority that W. C. Green and associates have appropriated the surplus water in tho Gila river at Florence, and will dig a huge canal for the irri gation of the Casa Grande valley lands, paralleling the Casa Grande Canal com pany's ditch, which, it is claimed, has not been fur nishing the settlers an am ple supply. The project in volves a canal two hundred feet wide and a bedrock dam in the river for diversion. BIG QUESTIQNS IN LIME Are Congressmen Immune by Reason of Position to Call of Court WASHINGTON, D. C, February 25. The great question of authority of one branch of government over another, was argued in the supreme court of the District of Columbia, with precedents dating from the days of Chief Jusice Marshall in mere mandamus proceed ings of tho Valley Paper company of Holyoke, Mass., against the congres sional committee ot printing, evolved a contest of authority between courts and congress and the foundations were laid for a case historic as any in the annals of the judiciary. Whether the printing committeo can bo compelled by the court to rescind its action in purchases of paper and talto into consideration the bid of the Valley company is the immediate ques tion. Whether congress and its members, in this ofiicial capacity, clothed in con stitutional immunity, are amendable to law, will bo tlio ultimate one. Today Senators Root, Smoot and Fletcher of tho printing committee, con tinued to ignore the summons of tho court on tho ground that it is without jurisdiction. CONFLICTING Reported Flight of Madriz Unconfirmed Heavy Loss in Recent Battle WASIIl-NGTON. D. C, February 2.7. Today's dispatches fiom Nicaragua received at tho state department are, for the most part, unsatisfactory. Whether Granada has fallen is still n matter of doubt. Although the ab sence of any confirmation of the report of its fall, made two days ago, leads tlio officials to believe tho statements then made are not true. Nothing is known here regarding the loported flight of Madriz from Managua to Leon. Consul Olivares, in a telegram fiom Managua leceived early today, stated, however, that tho news that Chamorro's forces were defeated by Tria's on the 22nd and 23d is confirmed. Ho states also that it is reported Chn morro and Maeis reheated after the en gagement with heavy losses, tlio cas ualties on. both sides being estimated at ono hundred hilled and two bundled wounded. iEEilO BUILD IRISH! basal ICrlGO 5 B. R. Tillman, U. S. Senator, Stricken With Paralysis. Benjamin Ryan Tillman, for years one of the most Interesting and strik ing personalities in the senate, became n member of that body in 1895, after serving two terms as governor of South Carolina. His advent into the sen ate was balled as that of a fiery radical, this opinion of the new senator being based in part on his speech in which, during his senatorial campaign, he had promised to "pitchfork" President Cleveland if he was elected to the lenate. In later years tho opinion of the senate has changed regarding Till man, and he has been known as an able, hardworking statesman. Only in such Instances as the row with President Roosevelt over the latter's charge that Tillman was implicated In a "land grab" In Oregon, a charge Indignant ly denied by Tillman, did the old "pitchfork" spirit flare out Tillman lost ills left eye in 1804 by Illness Just ns he was about to Join the Confederate ,army. fcHe was born in Eclgefleld county, S. C Aug. 11, 1847, and pursued farming for a livelihood until he entered politics. NGOMPETENGY IS CLAIM AGIST Associate of Glavis Feeds New Fuel to Prosecution of Ballniger WITNESS LISTENED IN ON TELEPHONE Explains Remarkable Ac tion as Protection Plar for Young Prosecutor WASHINGTON, D. C, February 23. The charge by Horace Jones, special agent of the land ofiiee, that .lames M. Sheridan, who was sent by the au thorities at Washington to take charge of the hearings in the Cunningham coal cases, practically threw the gov ern 'ment's case away by giving counsel for the claimants an opportunity to ex amino all tho evidence collected by .special agents working under Louis R. Glavis, furnished a sensation today in tho Ballingor-Pinehot inquiry. Jones made a bitter attack upon the competency of Sheridan, who replaced Glavis in charge of the caaes, and de clared that although Glavis was no law yer, he knew more about law than did Mheridan. Asked why ho failed to protest to Washington regarding his alleged in competent presentation of the case, Jones replied scornfully that he might have been deemed insubordinate. Tho witness worked with Glavis on tho Alaska cases and said he felt it was a reflection upon Glavis that Sheri dan should have been sent out to re lievo him. On direct examination, Jones proved a most effective witness. Under cross examination lie proved stubborn and defiant, flinging curt answers at commit teemen and counsel alike. Aside from Jones, interest in tho day n centered in a young man named W. W. both at one time cashiers of the bank, Barr, a timber dealer brought from Se- are being sought by tlio bank commis attlc to testify for Glavis in refutation sioner of Kansas, who caused Church's of the charge that twenty-four missing arrest. letters from the government files had Church said he discovered his nephew been found in a box belonging to Glavis had been bucking the grain markets in and stored in tho government building Wichita and Kansas City, and was $05, at Seattle. 000 short with the bank's funds. On cross-examination Barr became "Ho ran away, and I made good the badly tangled. He said lie had sug-' shortage out of my own pocket. Then gosted to Glavis to tolephouc his sue- I installed my sou, Maxwell Church, as ccssor at Seattlo to seo if the latter cashier," said the aged prisoner, had found the papers that Glavis had, "About three months ago an old ocr- turned over after his dismissal from , service. Barr said he listened at an extension telephone whilo Christensen, new chief of the division, replied that everything was "O. K. " Hp said he did this to protect Glavis. It was brought outon cross-examination that Glavis was assisting Uirr to get possession of some timber lands claimed by the state of Washington, but to which Barr says the state has no right. Glavis was to share equally in the profits. The witness could not de tail exactly all that Glavis had agreed to. His memory was bad, and memoran dum of tlio agreement had been left in Seattle. Although he and Glavis had been chums for some, years, and lie had been a dealer in timber lands for seven years, Barr denied that Glavis had ever given him any benefits of his connection with the field service of the land office. Ho said Glavis picked out the lands which ho and Barr arc trying to ob tain. Barr said ho proposed to pay for the lands with scrip issued, by the gov ernment to tho Northern Pacific rail road for lands passed back by the rail road into the forest reserves. BALL PLAYERS OFF FOR SUNNY SOUTH CHICAGO. February 23. Tlic Chica. go Americans left tonight for their spring training grounds in California on the White Sox special. They are due in San Francisco March 1. Relatives Looted Bank an Left Old Man Holding Bag Could Finally No Longer Uoplace Funds and Now Faces Court KANSAS CITY, February 2o. By ron L. Church, aged 50, a pioneer farmer and for twenty years president of the bank of Holyrood, Kan., who was ar rested today charged with wrecking the institution, issued a statement before being taken home tonight. Church told iiow .his fortune was lost in the world of finance through irregularities of rel atives, whom he had placed in positions of trust. By paying the shortages of others, amounting to $100,000, the bank was kept open, lie said. Maxwell Church, a son of Byron Church and F. W. Thomas, a nephew, DOCTOR MSP OS ATTEMPT t& in Aged Osteopath Also Ac cused of Abortion on Young Woman WOULD GET WOMAN OUT OF THE WAY Fair Seducer Disappoints Spectators by Being Far from Fair SANTA ROSA, February 25. Two indictments, ono charging attempted murder by means of dynamite or some other explosive, and the other with abortion, were returned this evening J against Dr. Willard Burke, as the re sult of the three days' investigation by tho grand jury of the circumstances surrounding tho dynamiting of the tent house occupied by Louetta Smith, and her eleven months old baby on Febru ary 5. Judge Seawell immediately issued warrants, which were served upon Burke tonight. His bail was fixed at $20,000 on ono indictment and $3,000 on the other, and quickly furnished. Tho aged, patriarchal appearing oste opathic physician, who is widely known throughout tho state, and to whose san itarium hundreds have come in search of health, is charged with "having feloniously, wilfully, unlawfully, and maliciously, deposited and exploded in or near tho tent house occupied by Louetta Smith and child, dynamite, Hercules power, or other chemical com pound, with intent to feloniously in jure the said Louetta Smith, and that by means of slid deposit and explosion, said Louetta Smith was thereby in jured. ' ' The other indictment charges him with having performed an abortion on a young married woman of Sonoma. Unusual interest attached to the last day's investigation because of the fact that the Smith woman had been called to testify. A large crowd gathered in the vicinity ot the grand jury rooms to get a glimpse of the woman, who charges the aged physician with being the father of her child. A murmur of disappointment arose from those who expected to see a young, attractive woman. When Miss Smith appeared, they saw a woman of 40 or 42, unusual ly tall, extremely thin, with a sallow, cadaverous face. There is nothing prepossessing, much less seductive, in her appearance, which is far from the picture one could only conjure of the woman who caught the fancy of tho long bearded physician. Miss Smith, it is said, told tho grand jury of her alleged relations with Burke, and in testifying repeated the statements made several times to tho effect that Burke is the lather of her child. The theory of the, prosecution is that an attempt was made bv means of tho explosive to put the woman and child out of the way because of the alleged relationship and danger of it becoming public. Miss Smith was followed by Dr. Hitt, formerly head physician of . the sani tarium, who told of alleged remarks made by Burkifthat "he feared Miss Smith would attempt to kill herself by dynamite." tificatc of deposit, issued by my nephew three years ago, came back to the bank and was showed to me by my son and 1 was confronted with a further short age. I was staggered when I saw that, but concluded I would say nothing about it for a little while that I might havo time in which to raise tho monev to mako good. "A month ago, a representative of tho state bank examiner went over my books aud found an additional short age, and then there was trouble. I asked a week's time to make good the $15,000 shortage, but he would give me only two days. I raised the money and paid it into the bank on the time set." OFFICER DECLARES GOVERNMENT SHAKY NKW ORLKAXS. February 23.--Brigadier General Gabriel Conrad f the provisional army of Nicaragua, nr rived in New Orleans today from Blue fields. He will remain at his home ii New Iberia, La., until his wounds heal, when ho expects to return to Nicar agua. "It is only a matter of fifteen das possibly three weeks with the Mad riz government," declared Conrad. "It cannot possibly hold out longer. ' '