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FIFTY-SIXTH YEAR. XO. 72.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9, 1907.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
THE FORTY-FIFTH ILL
IS MOST IMPORTANT
Day Devoted to Routine of Get
ing in Working
kgcoiif:m)f:i) nv dfakkx.
Springfield, III., Jan. 9. Governor
Deneen, in his message to the legisla
ture today, recommended the follow
ing: Insurance legislation along the lines
of the laws of Massachusetts.
More extended supervision of the
banking business of the state.
Legislation prohibiting the increase
cf capital stock and bonded and other
indebtedness of railroads without re
gard to the actual value of the road.
A law abolishing railroad passes.
The governor's message in full ap
nears elsewhere in this issue. Ed. Ar
Springfield. 111.. Jan. 9 The 4."th
' general assembly convened at noon to-
rlriv Following the routine work of
organizing the two bodies and getting
the machinery of the general assembly
in operation the governor's biennial
message was distributed to the mem
Full of SuKKrtIon.
St. Paul. Jan. 9. Governor John
son was inaugurated governor of Min
nesota for the second time in the pres
ence cf both houses of the Minnesota
legislature today. The governor's mes
sage was a long document bristling
with pertinent suggestions to the law
makers. His remarks on a necessity
for reform in taxation especially o.i
iron ore and mineral lands and in the
naff-r f railroad rates aroused-keen
Mnk Important Rrronaiurntlntionx.
St. Paul. Jan. 9. Among the recom
mendations in the message submitted"
to the legislature by Governor John
son are the following:
Uniform 2-cent passenger rate.
Abolishment of all passes excei to
railroad employes and their families.
Reciprocal demurrage charge.
A new primary election law.
A fellow servant law.
A standard life insurance policy.
Abolition of deferred dividends.
Prohibition of political contributions.
Regulation of salaries and invest
ments. Itrforai In Tfnnff.
Nashville, Tenn.. Jan. 9. Governor
Cox. in his message to the legislature
today, suggests the establishment of a
bureau of immigration, the enactment
of an anti-race track gambling law;
recommends additions to the child la
bor law; suggests a law prohibiting
railroads from owning coal lands or
engaging in coal operations, and dis
cusses publicity as a means for regu
FIRE ON STRIKERS
Mexican Soldiers Quell Riot
Vera Cruz, Killing
STORES WERE PILLAGED
Trouble Precipitated When Member of
Mob Wounds Mayor With a
City of Mexico," Jan. 9. Belated re
ports from the mill district of Orizaba,
in the state of Vera Cruz, where riot
ing has attended the strike of the tex
tile workers. Indicate that the govern
ment Is now complete master of the
To gain control of the rioters, how
ever. It was necessary for the troops
to fire upon the men. Thirty dead
have been counted, while over 80 are
reported to have been wounded.
It was learned that the men. after
pillaging the store3 of the Rio Blanco
mills, became emboldened by their suc
cess. A. part of the men rushed to Xo
gales. a short distance away, where
another mill Is located. TelegTaph, tel
ephone and electric light wires were
cut. and pawnshops and even private
houses were pillaged. Then the Jails
were thrown open and the prisoneis
set free. Residents of the mill dis
trict fled in terror to the city of Ori
zaoa. When the strikers reached Nogal?s
IS IN SESSI
one mill official and gendarme from
Orizaba made an ineffectual attempt
to check them. A striker named More
los threw a huge stone at Senor Her
rera. mayor of the city of Orizaba,
striking that official on the head and
badly wounding him . llerrera arose
from where he had fallen and shot
Morelos, killing him instantly.
A body of troops arrived and as the
strikers attempted to resist, a volley
was fired into the mob, killing 30 and
wounding over SO. After this the mob
was scattered, the strikers gathering
together in groups at various points.
Troop CharK'etl wllli Sword.
A body of 700 collected on a rail
road track and held the train for the
city of Vera Cruz for several hours,
the engineer not dariug to run through
the crowd. Finally troops arrived and
charged the men with broadswords,
The jails and armories are filled with
imprisoned strikers. The government
has learned that a committee of strik
ers has left Orizaba for Tlaxcala, Pu
tbla, and other cities to incite laborers
at those points to strike.
NEW TERM BEGINS
Many New Students Enrolled
Yesterday at Augustana
WELCOMED BY DR. LINDBERG
Theologians Resume Studies Next
Wednesday Where Faculty
Members Have Been.
Augustana college opened its door?
this morning after the holiday vacation
of almost three weeks. Yesterday was
registration day and as the eollego
opens a new term at the beginning of
the year, the students were on hand
early registering in the different de
partments. Almost all of the old stu
dents are back and an unusually large
number of new students for this time
of the year has.-V?isliyVwjrSf-lJ!:
dents of the seminary wlfrTiof return
until next week as studies in that de
partment are not resumed until Wed
nesday. Studenis of the conservatory
began work last Wednesday. Many of
the students spent the holidays in their
respective homes, while a large num
ber of the theologians served various
congregations during the vacation.
Assembly was held in the college
chapel this morning and after the
usual morning exercises. Dr. C. E.
Lindberg. who is acting as president
during the temporary absence of Pres
ident Gustav Andreen. made a short
address of welcome to the new and old
students. Dr. Lindberg returned early
this morning from the" cast, where he
has been spending the vacation. Dur
ing his absence he preached and lec
tured in New York city and also in
Drooklyn on different occasions.
YtM-ntion of Faculty Member.
Dr. S. G. Youngert was in charge of
the Swedish Lutheran congregation at
Madrid, Iowa, during the holidays. Pro
fessor Mauritzon was in charge of the
Swedish Lutheran Emanuel congrega
tion in Chicago. Rev. Ekblad spent
Christmas at his home in Cleburne,
Kan., where he had charge temporarily
of the congregation. Professor J. P.
Magnuson spent his Christmas vaca
tion in the east. He was present at
the meeting of the American Chemical
society which met on Dec. 31, at Co
lumbia university, New York, and read
a paper before the society on "Electro
lytic Purification of Cerium." Dr. E.
F. Bartholomew has not as yet re
turned to take up his work, owing to a
slight accident which will confine him
to his home for a few days.
PRESSMEN GET AN
8-HOUR DAY IN 1909
Effect Agreement With Typothetae
Which Will Hold for Next
Philadelphia, Jan. 9. After a series
of conferences an agreement has been
reached by th executive committee of
the United Typothetae of America and
the executive council of the Interna
tional Printing Pressmen and Assist
ants' union, renewing the present con
tract for a term of five years.
Upon the leading question at issue,
the eight-hour day, a compromise was
arrived at, by which the Typothetae
agrees to grant the eight-hour day
Jan. 1, 1909.
Roosevelt Hit Again on Japs.
-Stockton. Cal., Jan. 9. The Etate
federation of labor in annual conven
tion yesterday unanimously adopted
resolutions condemning the attitude of
President Roosevelt on the Japanese
question and denouncing the proposed i
employment of Chinese coolies on the I
Panama canal. .
ENGLAND AND RUSSIA IN ACCORD;
SHAH'S DEATHNO MENACE TO PEACE
End Comes in Evening, but Facts Are Withheld From Public
for the Time Being Dead Ruler One of the
Wealthiest Men In the World.
Teheran. Jan. 9. The official an
nouncement of the death of the shah at
11 last night was made at 9 this morn
ing from the office of the grand vizier.
News of the' death of the shah was re
ceived quietly by the people.
London. Jan. 9. The Persian lega
tion this morning received the official
announcement of the death of the
shah. Arrangements are in progress
for holding a memorial service on the
day of the late shah's funeral.
One of the leading Persian officials
said to a representative of the Asso
ciated Press: "We do not credit re
ports that trouble is likely to follow
the death of the shah. There are no
princes to challenge the crown princes'
title to the throne.
'o Foreign fontroveraj-.
"Concerning reports of a foreign con
troversy, we do not anticipate any dis
turbance of present conditions. It can
be clearly stated Russia and Great
Britain have extended exchanges of
views relative to the existing situation
and have discussed on accord under
which the crucial period following the
change of rulers neither power will
seek to advance its interests, political
ly or territorial. This came up as an
incident in the negotiations for a new
Anglo-Russian understanding relative
to the spheres of influence of the two
countries in Persia.
Xo Olhcr Will Interfere.
Officials here say in view of tiie ac
cord between Great Britain and Rus
sia no fear is entertained that any
other power will step in to disarrange
existing political conditions.
r.ntl ('omen in Fvenlnc
Teheran. Jan. 9. Muzaffar Ed Din
Mirza. shah of Persia, who has been
ill for a long time, died last evening.
Mohammed Ali Mirza, luir to the
throne, and all the ministers were pres
ent at the death bed.
It was evident Monday that the end
PLANNED TO DYNAMITE TRAIN, KILL
Cincinnati, Jan. 9. Prisoners arrest
ed at Summerset. Ky., for counterfeit
ing, have made a startling confession
of a plan to wreck a passenger train
on the Queen & Crescent railroad and
rob the passengers. They are Robert
J. Sawyer (white), and Everett Brook
shirt and William J. Martin ( colored).
T NO COOLIES
Congressional Party That Visited
Isthmus Back With
M'KINNEY IN THE NUMBER
Spokesman Declares Canal Zone to be
Healthy and Orientals
Xew York, Jan. 9. United States
Senator Flint of California, Represent
atives McKinlay and Knowland of the
same state. Representatives Fulker
son of Missouri, Dickson, Rives, Mc
Kinney and Smith of Illinois, Howell of
Utah, Kincaid of Nebraska, and Steen
erson of Minnesota, who sailed for
Colon Dec. 21 to investigate the Pan
ama canal at their own expense, re
turned yesterday on the steamship Pan
ama much pleased with what they had
seen, and for the most part gratified
at the work done and the future pros
pects, fhe idea of the trip was that of
There Five Day.
"We spent five days on the isthmus
and investigated conditions thorough
ly," he said. "Our inspection, which,
of course, was not official, was facili
tated as much as possible by all those
in charge of the work.
"We are satisfied beyond doubt that
there is no reason why Chinese labor
should be employed on the job. The
zone is getting healthier. It is a good
field for all workmen. I believe the
work will be completed in a reasonable
length of time."
DECLARES JULIET IMMORAL
Nashville Alliance Tries in Vain to Have
Shakesspeare Put Under Ban.
Nashville, Tenn Jan. 9. Ministers
of this city have condemned Shake
speare's works as immoral, and "Ro
meo and Juliet" as being specially
guilty. 4 This was decided at a meeting
of the Ministers alliance when the
production of "Romeo and Juliet" at
the public assembly hall was brought
was rapidly approaching and four in
jections of camphor were employed to
prolong the ruler's life. All the shah's
vital functions were suspended yester
day and at 5 o'clock last evening the
heir apparent and the ministers were
summoned. The women of the palace
also began preparations for mourning.
Soon after sunset the doors of the
harem were closed. This was the sign
that all was over.
WiiN I. earned Man.
Muzaffar Ed Din Mirza was born
March 25. 1853, at Teheran. He was
the second son of Nazr Ed Din. who
was assassinated in 1S9C. Not only
was the shah the richest of inonarchs
but he was reputed to be hhe most
learned of all the crowned heads. He
was a good Mussulman, but he had
broad and liberal ideas.
For 30 years he was left almost
alone, shut up in the Tabriz residence
of heirs to the throne, which he could
not leave except by permission of his
father. It was difficult for, him to
learn much about the outside world,
but, nevertheless, the prince did his ut
most to gain a knowledge of the colos
sal mechanism of life in Europe.
XVni Student Karl .v.
His education began when he was 12
years old. and by the time he was 20
he knew the Kurdish, Turkish, and
Arabic languages. There probably was
no cne in the orient who hid a more
thorough knowledge of the- classical
literature of the east. Ho also studied
the philosophy of the west. . lie read
Aristotle. Plato, and was acquainted
with the ideas of Leibnitz and Kant.
The shah's fortune was enormous.
The royal treasure, which is kept in
vaults in the palace at Teheran, in
creased immensely during (he reign of
his father. Besides the fortune in
money, which is estimated at over
$200,000,000, his father left him the
most dazzling collection of jewels in
the world, said to be worth $20,000,000.
They .aye, fair deiafht'of hofffhey.
would nsd dynamite tar wreck thef train
and rob the'passenges. Their plan in
cluded the murder o a" railway defec
tive to make- their dis-covery more dif
ficult. The men have been held to the
grand jury on the charge of counter
feiting. ; .
before the alliance. A committee of
ministers requested the prohibition of
the plajvbut the trustees failed to dis
cover the immorality in question and
the play was given.
SEXTON AT HEAD
Chairman of Committee on Re
vising Baseball Con
stitution. New York, Jan. 9. In connection
with the meeting of the National Asso
ciation of Baseball Leagues today there
was a meeting of a committee to con
sider the proposed amendments to the
constitution of the association.
One of the amendments proposed
provides all players shall have reserve
contracts. It was also said an attmept
would be made to adopt a uniform sal
ary limit like that which was operative
until recently. The committee having
the amendments under consideration
is composed of M. H. Sexton of Rock
Island. 111.; D. M. Shively, Kansas City,
Mo.; Dr. F. R. Carson. South Bend.
Ind.; AJ. Brice, Columbus, Ohio, and
C. II. Morton, Akron, Ohio.
YESTERDAY IN CONGRESS
Washington, Jan. 9. Following Is a
brief resume of the Important proceed
ings in both houses of congress yes
terday: SF.XATK The senate occupied itself
in discussing to a more limited extent
the unusual Urownsville affray. Sen
ator Daniel of Virg-lni.i made a speech
in support of the president's action.
Senator .Foraker said that other speech
es were to be made and indicated that
he would defer closing the argument
lie began in until a later date. Senator
Overman of North Carolina spoke in
opposition to the proposed federal child
labor laws, his opposition being based
on the broad ground of state rights.
The bill limiting the hours of service
of railway employes, which Is the "un
finished business," was discusRed for
an hour. .Adjourned until today.
IIOIM0 The house began considera
tion of the military appropriation bill.
Chairman Hull began general debate by
a comprehensive statement of the con
tents of the army budget, which car
ries J2.SOO.000 more than last year.
Other speeches were by Mr. Slayden of
Texas, on his bill . to discontinue the
enlistment of negroes In the army; by
Mr. ZenoF of Indiana; against the ship
subsidy bill, and by Mr.-Oaines of Ten
nessee, who spoke in commemoration of
the 92nd anniversary of the battle-of
New Orleans. The house at 4:50 ad
journed until today; :-. .
WILL KEEP A
Lower House of Congress
Fails to Abolish Ar
SENATORS ARE AGREED
Way to Settlement of Browns
ville Affair Open, But
Washington, Jan. 9. The house to
day went into committee of the whole
for the further consideration of the
army appropriation bill.
Washington, Jan. 9. When the para
graph abolishing the grade of lieuten
ant general of the army on the active
list, upon its becoming vacant was
reached, Cooper of Wisconsin, made a
point of order against it which was
sustained by the chairman. This
leaves the grade of lieutenant general
as it now is.
YVnitN on Tlllmnu.
Washington, Jan. 9. At the conclu
sion of the morning business the
Rrownville resolution was laid before
the senate, but discussion was post
poned until tomorrow on the state
ment of Foraker that Tillman is still
indisposed and unable to address the
senate as he desired.
Took IOnttre liny.
Washington, Jan. 9. Senate leaders
of both parties devoted practically all
of yesterday to an effort to harmonize
the opposing views concerning the pro
posed investigation of the Bronwsville,
Tex., affair. In the end their friends
succeeded in bringing Senators Lodge
and Foraker together in a compromise
The compromise is not greatly dif
ferent from the resolution presented
by Senator Lodge and a similar one
whicWSnaator Forak-er-hittt -mtended
4reirswbj4 for his original
resolution, it provides for tntrinvesti-
gatioh by the senate committee on
military affairs of the affray a"t
Brownsville, and to this is to be added
provisions that a subcommittee be sent
to Brownsville and that the expenses
of the investigation be paid out of the
contingent fund of the senate. Such a
resolution would ignore the constitu
tional and legal questions that have
been debated for several days in the
Lodge nnd Foraker Sntixfled.
Senator Ixdge declares that he is
satisfied .with the program and Senator
Foraker says he is not particular about
phraseology so long as an investigail m
is ordered and a committee sent to
Brownsville to take testimony.
DINNER FOB CONGRESSMAN
Dan W. Hamilton Guest of Honor at
Ottumwa. Iowa, Jan. 9. Congressman-elect
Dan W. Hamilton of Sigour
ney, was the guest of honor at the
Sixth congressional district Jack
sonian banquet last night in the new
Armory hall. Three hundred demo
crats from all parts of the district
were at the tables. The failure of
democrats to make good throughout
the state came up for no little com
ment. Nine prominent banqueters ex
pressed satisfaction at the Sixth dis
trict victory. Congressman-elect Ham
ilton spoke on "Jackson." Claude R.
Porter of Centerville, defeated candi
date for governor, spoke on "The Flag
Is Still There." Thomas Kelly, a
banker of Sigourney, acted as toast
master. IT'S UP TO CLEMENTS NOW
Meterologist Prophesies Quake in Al
geria and One Here Jan. 12.
London, Jan. 9. Hugh Clements, tha
London meteorologist, prophesies there
will be further earthquakes' in Amer
ica Jan. i2. He also predicts an earth
quake in Algeria today.
Lake Navigator Dead.
St. Joseph, Mich., Jan., 9. John H.
Graham, pioneer steamboat navigator
of Lake Michigan. - and one of the
founders of the Graham & Morton
steamboat line, died here today of ty
Longshoremen's Battle Fatal.
Eureka. Cal.. Jan. 9. A. W. Jenks
is dead, his brother, S..W. Jenks, dy
ing, and Jack Hays probably fatally
wounded as a result of a street battle
last evening between union and non
Mrs. Joseph Jefferson Operated Upon.
Kansas City, Jan. 9. Mrs. Joseph
Jefferson, wife of Joseph Jefferson, Jr.,
the actor, who is playing in this city,
underwent an operation yesterday.
Her condition is reported this morning
as not dangerous. -
Attorney General Hadley Files
Suit Against Could
INVOLVING SEVERAL ROADS
Says They Are Held in Violation of
Laws of State and Asks
Jefferson City, Jan. 9 Suits to dissolve
the alleged merger of the Wabash,
Missouri Pacific and Iron Mountain
railway companies and the Pacific Ex
press company and to revoke the li
censes and charters of the Pacific Ex
press company, American Refrigerator
Transit company. Western Coal & Min
ing company, Rich Hill Coal Mining
company, and Kansas & Missouri Ele
vator company were filed in the su
preme court by Attorney General Had
Owned by Same InlerrNtn.
The petition alleges stocks in the
companies named are owned by the
same interests, the Goulds, in violation
of the provisions of the constitution
and laws of Missouri.
ANOTHER IS SHOT
'Hangman" Pavloff, Russian Ad
vocate General, Killed at
WAS WALKING IN GARDEN
Assassin, Disguised as Workman, is
Captured After Chase Through
St. Petersburg, Jan. 9. Lieutenant
General Vladimier Pavloff, military
procurator or advocate general, gen
erally known since the days of the late
parliament as 'Hangman Pavloff" from
an epithet constantly applied to him
by radical deputies, was shot and kill
ed this morning while walking in the
garden of the chief military court
shooiM I'umni'PM." " "
The assassin, who was disguised a5
a workman, was captured after a long
chase through crowded streets, during
which he fired about forty shots from
two revolvers, killing a policeman and
wounding a boy.
GABBAS KNIGHT OF
THE DOUBLE CROSS?
Suspected Government's Campaign
Against Raisuli in Morocco is
Paris, Jan. 9. Official dispatches
from Tangier say the troops of War
Minister Gabbas have surrendered
the tribes which are harboring Raisuli.
who is said to be in danger of capture
Nevertheless tnere is a suspicion m
competent quarters that the campaign
against the bandit chief is practically
ended and that the war minister has
no intention of proceeding against the
PEORIA SAFE BLOWERS
Detectives Fail to Find Clew, But De
clare Job Was Engineered by
Friends of Dougherty.
Peoria, an. 9. Detectives who have
been working on the safe blowing in
the board of education offices and the
destruction of forged script it contain
ed, are now almost positive that the
job was engineered by friends of New
ton C. Dougherty, who wished to de
stroy all evidence in his case In order
to prevent further prosecution and the
recovery from his relatives of a large
sum of money which Is supposes! to
have come from the school funds.
Deputy Sheriff Frank Ford says that
about midnight on the night of the rob
bery he was called up and told some
one was going to break into the safe.
At the time he supposed this was a
It is now believed that local crooks
who have been implicated in similar
affairs were used by friends of Dough
erty to break into the safe and destroy
the evidence. Two former inmates of
the penitentiary who were in the city
at the time of the daring robbery are
THE COUNCIL MUST REVOKE
Saloons Cannot Violate Ordinances and
Do Business in Wisconsin.
Madison, Wis.. Jan. 9. The supreme
court has decided the city councils
must revoke licenses of saloonkeepers
Violating city ordinances. The Madi
son council last summer refused to re
voke the licenses of violators. The cir
cuit court declared the action oblig
atory and this declaration the supreme
court sustains. '
IN SANTA FE
E. H. Harriman Shown to
Have Control of
AT CHICAGO HEARING
Total is $40,000,000 More
Light on Relations of
Chicago, Jan. 9. Not content with
being master of 27,000 miles of rail
road, Edward H. Harriman Is reach
ing out for control of the Atchison,
Topeka & Santa Fe system with its
more than 9,0oo miles of lines.
Testimony of E. P. Ripley, president
of the Santa Fe, before t he interstate
commerce commission in Chicago yes
terday, concerned the fact that two
years ago Mr. Harriman and his asso
ciates had got $30,000,000 of the Santa
Fe's stock, or about one-seventh of the
total, and had secured the election of
two directors to represent them, H. C.
Frick and 11. li. Rogers.
II0I1U Amitlirr $ I (MMMMMHt.
This, coupled with testimony before
the commission in New York last week
to the effect that the Union Pacific
railway itself owns $10,000,000 of Atch
ison, indicates that the present hold
ings of the Harriman interest in the
line are no less than $40,000,000, or
around one-fourth of the total.
Many a railway has been dominated
by parties owning a smaller proportion
of its stock than this.
Ilurrlninn C'Iiomp Tlirm.
The sensational feature of Mr, Rip
ley's testimony was the disclosure that
Messrs. Frick and Rogers were elected
to the Santa Fe's board at the ier
sonal instance of Mr. Harriman him
self. It has been matter of public
iiujvi;dge thaccitftln interests close-
identified with him owned a big
block of Atchison.
When Messrs. Frick and Rogers were
first elected, however, it was given out
that they were chosen, not as repre
sentatives of Mr. Harriman, but as rep.
resentatives of the Standard Oil crowd.
It now appears that Mr. Harriman Is
allied with Standard Oil in its railway
activities and investments. Mr. Rip
ley, however, did not bring out this
Chicago, Jan. 9. M. C. Markham,
traffic manager of the Missouri Pacific,
was the first witness called before the
interstate commerce commission to
day, when the investigation of the Har
riman lines was resumed.
Markham was questioned by C. A.
Severance of St. Paul, acting for the
commission. Witness was asked If the
Union Pacific and Southern Pacific
prior to their consolidation, were com
petitors for transcontinental business.
He said they were.
Wiih Wllh Illinois Ontral.
Refore going to the Missouri Pacific
Markham was connected with the Illi
nois Central, and he said both roads
were also competitors for Pacific coaet
business originating along the line of
the Illinois Central.
"Was there any lessening of compe
tition after the consolidation?"
"It is generally understood that the
competition was less."
Witness said the Union and South
ern Pacific lines before the consolida
tion were competitors for the Califor
nia fruit trade and pasnenger business
1m (Tomm Kminliiril.
Markham was cross examined by
Milburn, representing the Harriman
lines, who took exception to the state
ment that he considered the Union
Pacific and Independent Pacific coast
line. He asked the witness if the
Southern Pacific, acting as an Inde
pendent line, could not give the Union
Pacific a large or small amount of east-
bound passenger traffic at Ogden.
"I don't know whether It could or
not. There are influences at work
which would prevent it."
"But the Southern Pacific, a an In
dependent line, might do this?"
"It might, and destroy itself."
filtration of Hi Ira.
Milburn then asked If the Union Pa
cific via Portland to San Francisco,
was to be compared to a direct line
west from Ogden. Witness replied:
"The rate settles those things, and
rates can be made via Portland to San
Francisco as by any other route."
HIGH WATER AT DUQU0IN
Illinois Town Reports Railway Tracks
and Homes Submerged.
Duquoin, III.. Jan. 9. High water
has caused thousands of dollars of
damage in this section. Railroad tracks
are inundated for miles, and homes