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PORTLAND, OREGON, FRIDAY, 3IAROH 30, 1906.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
HALF II MILLION
Coal Mines of Whole
Nation to Suspend,
SCALE CONFERENCE DISAGREES
Many Operators of the Central
District May Yield.
APPEAL TO ROOSEVELT
Operators Who Refuse Advance Ask
Him to Appoint Commission to
Investigate Anthracite Mines
Will Suspend Also.
i , MINERS AKCTJ5D BV STRIKE.
Pennsylvania HUM too
West Virginia SR.Ooo
i MtrfclFfln "won
i Sevtstwontern State. . 40,ooo aSl.SOO
I Anthracite District.
J Total WM.SOO
Of Up WtumlrnHix cual minora. 120.-
Om art- unorpanlzed.
INDIANAPOLIS. March 29.-The Joint
mretingF of the bituminous coal operators
d wlticrs or the central competitive
dtiUrkH. composed of Western Pennsyl
vania. Ohio. Indiana and Illinois, and of
the Southwestern district, composed of
Missettri. Kansas. Texas. Arkansas. Ok
lahoma and Indian Territory, reached a
final disagreement today on Hie wage
scale to so into effect at the expiration
of the present scale on April 1. and the
conference- of the central district ad
Jownoil sine die, while the Joint scale
"OMfnluo w the Southwestern district
decided to report a disagreement to the
$olnt conference of that district tomorrow.
1 Is expected that this conference will
at once adjourn sine die without an
Over Hnlf-Milllon Men Affected.
The action of the two conferences will
directly cause the suspension of work
after Saturday by 17S.000 miners unless
something unforeseen like submission of
the differences to arbitration should in
tervene, and indlreotly win affect 20G.5O9
more miners, not including its effect on
1M.000 miners in the anthraclto field, who
wore -tonight ordered to suspend work
Monday. A National convention of the
miners will be held tomorrow, to decide
whwher miners will be allowed to sign
the advance scale demanded and today
refused by all operators with a few ex
ceptions, and to go to work' where the ad
vance is offered. Operators employing
2K.O0O miners in the central competitive
lipid have openly offered to pay the ad
vance during tho Joint conferonco ses
sions. Tho wage scales or all minors, both an
thracite and bituminous, will expire Sat
urday, except those in Tennessee and
Alabama, where'thn scale will expire in
September. One National official of the
United MJneworkers said tonight:
"It is a foregone conclusion that all
the miners whose scales expire Saturday
will cease work until officially notified by
the National and district officrrs that new
contract arrangement have been made
Fvemlng their scale."
All Districts Follow Suit.
All districts have in the pst, based their
pen laments on the results In the central
mpetlt,lv field. The situation in tho
other districts is as follows:
The Iowa district has always awaited,
the action of the central field before sign
ing. Its settlement has been postponed
awaiting the action taken today.
The Michigan district Is usually gov
erned "by the central field's action and has
awaited the result of this meeting.
The Wst Virginia state convention Is
In session, awaiting the outcome of this
The Kentucky Operators Association
has rcpresontativoK endeavoring to get
Mr. Mitchell's consent to hold Its joint
convention with a view to negotiating a
settlement without any reference to basis.
The consent has not been given.'
Central Pennsylvania is governed
largely by tho central competitive dis
trict and orders have been given to cease
work Saturday night, pending a settle
ment. Th Southwestern district has here
tofore followed the central district, as
it did today In failing to agree upon a
of Ten Days Struggle.
The disagreement came ofter a strug
gle lasting ten days and only disrupts
th Interstate agreement which has ex
isted since 3s between the operators
and miners, through which wage scales
and other differences have been adjusted,
but It affects 534,500 bituminous and an
thracite coalminers who will suspend
work after Saturday unless something
not anticipated or foreseen Intervenes
The final vote on the conference Jn
the central competitive field, on which
the rrther districts base their settlements,
-was Hpwi & motion offered by President
M-Kefceil. of the United Mincworkers, to
Mreert the wage scale of 1908, which weald
ltave e an increase In wages f SJS&
per cent. The operators of Illinois, In
diana, and Ohio voted against the propo
sition, .which defeated it, and the dis
ruption of the conference followed. Op
erators of Western Pennsylvania and the
miners of the "Western States voted for
in Operators' Ranks.
F. L. Robbins and other operators, rep
representing about one-third of the coal
production of Western Pennsylvania,
Ohio, Indiana and lllnois, offered to pay
the advance and urged the miners to
accept this advance and continue work
in their mines, even though the other
mines in the four states should be idle.
The convention which opens tomorrow
will take action upon this situation, to
decide whether to permit this or demand
that all miners suspend work until all
have bconpaid the advance.
A session of the miners' convention
today formally endorsed the demand for
the U03 scale, and the miners cast their
final vote In Joint conference for this
demand as their ultimatum. The Illi
nois, Indiana and Ohio operators ad
hered to their position not to pay any
Much Feeling in Debate.
The debate today was marked by con
siderable feeling. One of the dramatic
events was a dispute betwen Mr, Mitchell
and Ciarcncp Parker, president of the
Madison Coal Company, which terminated
after a misunderstanding had been ex
plained by A. L. Ryan, secretary of the
Illinois miners' organization. Mr. Mit
chell discussed at length the alleged
evils resulting from railroad ownership
of coal mines.
One of the earnest pleas to the opera
tors to pay the advance in wages was
made by D. C. Thomas, general manager
of the New England Coal Company, who
urged that even a Iofs ot profit was
better from a business standjolnt than
Railroad Ownership of Mines.
During his argument against railroad
ownership of coal mines. Mr. Mitchell
1 dcMre to take up fr contilderation. not
prrfonally but officially, what I believe I a
subject pertinent to the determination of
this great question the relationship between
the coal companies and certain railroads. It
Is matterlows to me and It la tnatterlesa Jo
the people of America whether Mr. Parker
Is president of the Madlnon Coal Company
and the purchasing agent of the Illinois Cen
tral Railroad Company, or whether some
other man may hold those dual positions.
But it Ik -important to the people Involved
what that relationship is.
Mr. Winder stated yesterday that the
stock of the Sunday Creek Coal Company
was owned by the Hocking Valley Railroad
Company and. If the stock of the Sunday
Creek Coal Company la owned by the Hock
ing Volley Railroad Company, then It means
that they may show a los ef profits or shew
j-mall earnings In their coal company and
still have large earnings on their railroad
F. L. Robbins said: "I may say tho
responsibility for low prices today is due
more to the railroad ownership of coal
companies than to thoir desire to have
coal transported at prices that would not
otherwise be made, and we have "to meet
Operators Appeal (o RoofcrelU. j
The coal operators of Illinois, Indiana,
Ohio and those of Western Pennsylvania,
who have opposed in the joint conference
the payment pf any increase In wages to
the. minors, mot tonight at the Claypool
Hotel and at a late hour made public the
following resolutions, which were adopted
In executive session:
"Whereas, The coal operators and repre
sentatives of tho miners of the States of
Illinois. Indiana, Ohio and Western Pennsyl
vania have mot in Indianapolis at the sug
gestion of the President of the- United States
for the purpov of endeavoring to agree on
a scale of wages and mining conditions for
a period beginning April 1. 1W0G, and the
parties having been unable to reach an
agreement and having adjourned sine die;
therefore, be It
Resolved. That we, the coal operators of
the States of Illinois. Indiana. Ohio and
Western Pennsylvania, representing at least
SO per cent of the tonnage of the territory
involved, who have felt and still feel unable
to pay any advance in wages at this time,
do hereby propose that the President of tho
United States nppolnt a commission to In
vestigate all matters which In the Judgment
of the commission have an Important bear
ing upon our relation to tho hcale of wage,,
which should be paid all classes of labor in
and about tho coal mines of the territory
herein Involved and other conditions now Im
posed and insisted upon by the United Mine,
workers of America; such commission to re
port to the President or the United States
its findings of facts, together with Us rec
ommendations; he It further
Resolved, That such commission have,
power to administer oaths and compel at
tendance, of witnesses.
J. H. Winder, of Ohio, was chairman of
the meeting, and C. 1. Scrlggs, of Illi
nois, was secretary, a standing commit
tee of two operators from oach of the
four Kates, of which J. II. Winder is
chairman, was appointed. The resolutions
in full were telegraphed to President
At the miners' convention today a dele
gate asked how the scale of 1903. if adopt
ed, would affect Ulllnois. so far as tho
shotilrers' law was concerned. President
Mitchell replied that it was his under
standing that tho miners would not waive
iConrluiled on Page f.)
ELEMENT OP DISCORD IN UNITED
M IN E WO 1 1 K K RS.
T. I. "Lewi.
T. 1 7ewls, vice-president of the
United Mlneworkers of America, la
aot lr. sympathy with the pi ass of
John Mitchell, and has become aa
element of discord, in the I4Uanap
HE QUESTION UP
Natal Boils With Anger at In
terference of Home
CABINET GIVES UP OFFICE
Protest Against Elgin's Postpone
ment of Execution of Native.
Murderers of Inspector
Arouses White People
LONDON. March 30. The new govern
ment Is finding continual trouble in its
dealings with South Africa. By interven
ing to delay the execution of 12 natives
convicted of having been concerned in tho
ambush and massacre of Police Inspector
Hunt In the recent native rising in Natal,
which has been attributed to the Ethio
pian movement, the Imperial authorities
have evoked an admittedly grave and del
icate crisis, which will require the most
Dispatches from the South African colo
nies show that the colonists are boiling
with indignation and calling meetings to
protest against a procedure which they
regard as being calculated to endanger
the safety of the whole white population.
Fuel has been added to the Arc. apparent
ly, by the unjustified Importation of Un
der Colonial Secretary Churchill's namo
into the affair, for which the Earl of El
gin. Colonial Secretary, assumes full re
sponsibility. The Conservative papers are loud in de
nunciation of the government's action.
In justification of the government's un
usual course, it is pointed out that two
natlveB already have been executed for
the same crime, that the colony is under
martial law and that imperial troops have
been Invoked to assist in suppressing the
rising. The liberal papers contend that
Jxrd Elgin had full constitutional right
to exercise a veto and assume, that he
will be able to give satisfactory reasons
for his course.
JIOT XIGHT IX PAKL1AM.EXT
.Tories Call Government to Account
for Meddling With Xalal. w
IXNDON, March 30. (Special.) The
House of Commons was in session un
til long: after midnight and more tur
bulent scenes were witnossed than
have taken place In the chamber since
the fall of the Balfour Ministry. Ques
tions were put in both houses on the
In the House of "Lords Lord Elgin,
the Colonial Secretary, replying to
Iord Lansdowne. confirmed the sus
pension of executions, but said he had
no further information to impart. He
added that there was no possible in
tention of Interfering with tho self
government of the colony, but that the
execution of 12 men under sentence by
a court martial was a serious matter.
In the House of Commons, replying
to Mr. Akers-Douglas (Conservative).
Winston Churchill. Under Colonial
Secretary, said It was Lord Elgin and
not himself who had postponed the
executions. The government had no In
tention of standing between the pris
oners and their punishment. The gov
ernment was In full sympathy with
Natal at Its time of anxiety and did
not apprehend that any serious or con
stitutional Issue would be raised.
The opposition denounced the pres
ent attitude of the government toward
colonial affairs and openly declared
that the outcome would be a feeling of
bitterness which might yet lead to se
cession. The house finally adjourned
In an uproar.
NATAL ASSERTS HER RIGHTS
Cabinet Resigns Because Home Gov
ernment Overrule Decision.
DURBAN. Natal. March The official
statement announcing the resignation of
the Natal Cabinet points out that the
court-martial which Imposed the death
sentence on 12 natives who took part In
the murder of policemen during the re
cent uprising in the colony, was composed
of five militia officers: that the prisoners
were legally represented; that the sen
tences wore confirmd by the govemmnt
and that the Colonial Office was notified,
whereupon the Earl of Elgin. Secretary
for the Colonies, telegraphed instructing
the Governor to postpone the execution.
The statement concluded?
In view of the Importance, of the main
tenance of authority at the present crit
ical juncture and the constitutional ques
tion involved by the Interference of the
Secretary of the State with the decision
of the executive council, which Is respon
sible to the colony, the Ministry has been
compelled to resign. At the request of
the Governor, however, they are retain
ing office, pending further communication
with Lord Elgin.
WAVE OF INDIGNATION RISES
Natal Talks of Uniting Colonics on
DURBAN. March 30. Special.) A
storm of indignation Is sweeping through
out Natal against the government, owing
to Its having postponed the execution of
12 natives who were under sentence of
death for the murder of policemen. The
action of the government Is regarded as
unwarranted and It Is predicted that Cape
Colony and the Transvaal will support
the wee of Natal Jn Its attack on the
KhwI Still Menace to India,
CALCUTTA. March 36. A detac!tlon
by native members f the Vleerey Coun
cil te4ay, during discitssiea et the feidget
of the enormous military expenditure de
manded by Lord Kitchener, Commander-in-Chief
of the British force In India,
which the speakers declared to be un
necessary, "now that the strength of Rus
sia Is broken," drew a warning reply
from, the Earl of Mlnto. the Viceroy, who
said he hoped India would never be de
ceived Into false security. He added:
"I cannot agree that Russia's reverses
have minimized (he danger on the frontier
for all time. I am afraid that we shall
be much more Impelled to consider the
effect those reverses will have on the
pride of a high spirited race. In time
Russia will feel competent to recover her
lost prestige and the price now paid for
our army Is a premium for the insurance
3EUST PAY FOR MISSIONARIES
Britain Asks China for Money and
Another Open Pprt.
LONDON. March 30. The Morning
Post's Shanghai correspondent says that
the British government will claim as In
demnity for the Nanchang murder 50CO
taels and the opening of the port of Wu
Crisis Narrowly Averted.
BERLIN, March 29.-Special.)-While
the German press is denying the rumors
that the Kaiser and Chancellor von Bue
low had quarreled. It Is semiofficially re
ported that a crisis was narrowly averted
by the fact that the bill creating an in
dependent colonial ministry was passed by
BERLIN. March 2D. Canceilor von
Buclow. during a speech In the Reichstag
on the necessity for separating the colo
nial from tho foreign policy by creating a
secretaryship of the colonies. sAld:
"Tho rumors of a 'Chancellor crisis of
which you have heard, are Just as foolish
as those imputing personal motives to the
parties In this House."
French Miners' ASk Conference.
LENS. France March 23. Tho miners'
congress, in consequence of the referen
dum vote, having decided that the strike
shall continue, has demanded a further
Interview with the representatives of tho
companies relative to concessions.
OFFERS AID IN "UNITING PRES
Willing to Resign Place on Supreme
Bench to Work Tor Washing
WASHINGTON.. March 23. The Post to
morrow will say that Associate Justice
John M. Harlan, of tho Supreme Court
of the United States announced to the
officials of the New York Avejtue and As
sembly Presbyterian Churches Wednes
day night that, if thi-latter" -vnuld con
solidate with ib. former, tb Assembly
Churih giving SwXO'from the sale of Its
present property as a nucleus for a fund
to build a new building for the two con
solidated churches, he would resign his
position on the Supreme bench to take
personal charge of the work and see that
It Is successful.
Tonight the congregation of the Assem
bly Church adopted a resolution for union
with the New York Avenue Church, with
the provision of $2S,0:) to be used for the
Justice Harlan has for years- been vi
tally Interested In the work and progress
of the Presbyterian Church In Washing
ton and he has had In mind the building
of a large cathedral in the southwest sec
tion of the city.
THUGS MOBBED IN CHICAGO
Assailants of Schoolgirls Rescued
With Difficulty by Police.
CHICAGO. March 23. (Special,) Two
men were mobbed today, when charged
Vith attacks on schoolgirls that have cre
ated a reign of terror among the children
of South Chicago. They narrowly es
caped with their lives, when a detail of
officers from the South Chicago police
station fought off their assailants and
drew them within the sheltering enclos
ure of the Illinois Steel Company's plant
Two thousand persons besieged tho offi
cers and their prisoners until reinforce
ANOTHER MEMBER OF TAFT
PARTY WILL .MARRY.
Miss Mlx-aoa CriUea.
The marriage of MWs Mtgnon Crlt
ten, of New York, and Swanger
Eherley. of Kentucky, trill take place
at the home of the bride on April 17.
In this announcement the romance
lies In the fact that both Miss Crlt
ten and Mr. Sherley took part In th
famous Tatt trip to th Far Eaat .
trip which brought about the engage
ment of Congressman Nicholas Long
worth and Miss Alice Roosevelt,
whose marriage took place last
Mlea Crltten. who Is an Intimate
fries of Mrs. Loagirortls. Is the eld
est daughter of Mr. a&d Mrs. D
Frees Crltten. who . have a. beautiful
boras at Grraea HIII. Staten Island.
Mr. Sfcerley beleag-sMo an Id Ken
TO BANTAM EGG
Problem Almost Works Up the
Community to Shotgun
WAS LAID IN WRONG BARN
Fancier of Bantams Says He Owns
All Their Progcnj-, but Owner
of Barn Claims All Eggs
on His Premises.
DANVIIJ.E. III., March 23. (Special.)
Who Is the lawful possessor of an egg
and Its posterity the man who owns the
hen or the man who owns the barn which
the proud fowl selected as a site for the
great event? This Is a problem which
is causing the jurists of Danville to moult
their hair In perplexity and working up
the entire community to a shotgun cam
Strange Exhibits In Court.
Sensational features marked the hear
Ing of the case. The "corpus delicti" of
the chick that was hatched from the egg
that was laid by the hen that chose the
wrong barn, stark and unsightly after
being Interred for days, was presented
for Identification. A pair of bantam
game chickens, rooster and hen. was in
troduced as "exhibits A and B." Noth
ing was then lacking to complete the
chain of testimony except the original
egg, but lo. a Judicial miracle came to
pass, and In open court the cackling hen
laid another-egg, exactly like the one
which had caused the litigation. It was
seized upon and marked "exhibit C."
Sins of Vagrant Hen.
"Sid" Bates, of Batcstown. was the de
fendant and Charles McDaniels, of the
same community, the complainant. The
stories told bv the various witnesses de
veloped the facts that Bates had Im
ported a setting of bantam eggs from
Carolina three years ago and had been
peacefully engaged In the business of
raising bantams ever since, until one of
his hens wandered afield and made a nest
in an alien barn. Bates did not know of
this contretemps, for the mother hen
came- safely back to roost until the next
season, when he observed a lusty bantam
scratching for worms in McDanicl's yard.
Being the only owner of bantams in the
vicinity, he became convinced that -McDaniels
had poached upon his preserves.
Murder or Lusty Bantam.
Accordingly, Bates gave chase to the
Innocent bird, ran it to earth and wrung
Its neck, resolved that McDaniels should
not establish an opposition bantam farm.
CONTENTS TODAY'S PAPER
TESTERDAY-S Maximum temperature. 60
deg.; minimum. SO. Precipitation. 0.01 of
TODAY'S Showers. Southerly winds.
British Interference In Natal causes storm
of protest In South Africa. Page 1.
Democrats show strength In Russian elec
tions. Page 4.
Reactionaries move to deprive Finland of
freedom. Page 4.
Historic palace where Russian. Parliament
will meet. Pace 5.
Friend of rate bill propose amendment for
court review. Page 1.
Senate debates rate bill and Increase In
Army. Page 3.
House defeats committee on several appro
priations. Page 3.
President will press canal legislation.
Justice Harlan et Supreme Court to re
sign. Page 1.
Close contest for Senator Is Arkansas.
Ohio legislature passes railroad commis
sion bill. Page L
Miners scale conference disagrees and
every coal mine In United States will bo
closed by strike. Page 1.
Remarkable contest about right to chicken's
'Ktf- Page 1.
Insurance committee completes bills for New
York Legislature, rase -
Jerome asks for special grand Jury on in
surance scandal. Page 3-
Ten suspects arrested for Minneapolis
slaughter. Pace I.
Disastrous floods in South; serious damage
in Nevada. Page -I.
Street-car strike causes riots In Winnipeg.
Trout season opens next Sunday. Page 7.
Hell fire compound melted the bottles in
Steve Adams cache at Pocatello. Page 6.
Private dam In Linn County stream Is blown
up by unknown person. Page 8.
In the Intercollegiate debate the supporters
of the negative side of the question win.
Ezra Meeker Induces Pendleton people to
erect monument to mark the Oregon tralL
Mayor of Seattle Is making stringent rules
regarding saloons. Page 6.
Commercial and Marine.
Wool buyers not yet operating In Oregon.
San Francisco apple market soaring.
Wheat again advances at Chicago. Page IK.
Stock trading checked by advance in call
money rates. Page 13.
French bark Francois d'Ambots arrives In
nick of tlmex to save charter. Page 7.
German steamer Alnenga chartered to load
lumber at Portland for Orient. Page 7.
Porttaad and VletaUy.
White women In Portland slaves of Chinese.
Struggle between street railways not a Hill
Harriman fight say officials. Pago 10.
Executive Board committee wants streets
free from obstructions which "hinder prog
ress of fire trucks. Page IS.
Y. M. C A. ftate anns&l convention begins
today. Page 16.
Attorney for men Urreeted for hold-up of
Victoria Hotel says they both eaa prove
alibis. Page 14.
Record of a day in the'eenrts. Page. 14.
Architect cornea to leek rtsr wsrk far
Wells-Fargo skyvcra e nr. ?ag-la.
Dr. Douglas Hyde seak le an eathuslastle
Mdlesce en the Uae-Hc rrirai. Page 18.
He offered the corpse to "a neighbor, but
it was declined with thanks, so he buried
It deep and did not mark its grave. When
McDaniels discovered that Bates had
murdered the foundling, he brought suit
Justice Hall was unable to solve the
riddle, but held Bates to the grand jury
under a bond of $50. Whereupon Bates
sworo out a warrant 'for McDaniels
father-in-law, charging him with keeping
a red bird in a cage, which is an in
fringement of the state laws. The entire,
country is hoping that the feud will not
graduate from ornithological reprisals to
BRISTOL'S NAME SENT IN
Hcncy Expects Confirmation Unless
Fulton Should Object.
-ORKGONIAX NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington. March. 23. The President today
'sent to the Senate the name of W. C.
Bristol as District Attorney for Oregon.
Until the arrival here of Special Counsel
F. J. Heney, It was looked upon as a
foregone conclusion that Mr. Bristol
would not be reappointed, but. at tlte
urgent solicitation of Mr. Heney. tlte
President decided to give Mr. Bristol an
other chance, and on Tuesday he made it
a semi-Cabinet affair and consulted Sec
retaries Root. Taft. Bonaparte. Metcalf.
Solicitor-General Hoyt. Senator Knox and
Mr. Heney. After a long conference. It
was decided that the charges against Mr.
Bristol did not justify his retirement from
the public service, and that he should be
Mr. Heney. who is looking after Mr.
Bristol's Interests, is of the opinion that
he will be confirmed without delay, unless
Senator Fulton should Interpose objection
SAVE LIFE ON PACIFIC COAST
Senate Passes Tug Bill House Com
mittee to Hear Murray.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington. March 23. The Senate today took
another step In carrying out the recom
mendations of the Valencia commission
by passing Senator .Piles' bill authorizing
the establishment of three life-saving sta
tions along the Washington coast between
Gray's Harbor and Cape Flattery.
The relief measures advocated by the
commission are moving slowly In the
House, however. Representative Hum
phrey Is trying to push the bill providing
lor a life-saving tug through the com
mittee on Interstate commerce, and has
been promised the co-operation of the
Department of Commerce. Assistant Sec
retary. Murray will go before the com
mittee'and tell about the conditions along
the North Pacific Coast and the urgent
necessity of having this tug available to
save lives when further disasters occur.
Game Preserve In Olympics.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
ington, March 29. A bill providing for
the establishment of a game preserve In
the Olympic forest reserve ha3 been fa
vorably reported to the House.
Mr. CU3hmans bill providing for the re
appraisal of lots in..the. towuslte of Port
Angeles has been! reported favorably.
PATTISON GROWS WORSE
Governor Becomes Restless, but Doc
tors Disclaim Alarm.
COLUMBUS. O.. March 29. Governor
Pattlson's condition took an unfavorable
turn tonight, but it is not regarded as
alarming. The physicians Issued the fol
lowing bulletin at 10:30 o'clock tonight:
"Governor Pattison is not qulto so, well
tonight. During the latter part of the
day and evening he has been more rest
less. Temperature normal; pulse 36; res
DEPUTIES SHOOT CRIPPLE
Gallant Feat of Posse Pursuing
Wickllffcs Arouses Chcrokces.
MUSKOGEE, I. T., March 29. A Hosse
of Deputy Marshals hunting the trio of
WIckllffe Indian outlaws In the Cherokee
Nation has shot a crippled boy and cap
tured the lattcr's uncle. Wassart Ball
ridge, suspected of sympathizing with the
WIckllffes, according to an Indian who
arrived here today from the hills. The
officers rushed Ballridge's house. The boy
ran and was shot through the abdomen.
The shooting Is said to have aroused the
fullblood Cherokee Indians.
PRIZEFIGHT PROVES FATAL
Wyer Dies Within Hour After Ref
eree Stops Bout.
TORONTO. Ont.. March 29. Shenston
Wyer. of Manchester. England, one of tha
contestants in the bantam (105 pounds)
class, at the boxing tournament here to
night, showed signs of collapse In his bout
with Robert Laugher, and the referee
stopped the flght- Wyer was removed to
& hospital, where he died an hour later.
PORTO RICO'S DELEGATE TO
Senor Laxrinaga. who represents
the Islaad of Porto Rleo In Con
gress, has been named as oho of this
country's representatives at the Pan
Friends of Bill Provide
EMBODIES ROOSEVELT'S IDEA
Amendment Carefully Limits
Power, of Court.
DECISION MUST BE PROMPT
Popular Leaders on Both Sides in.
Senate Aree on Plan to Block
Railroad Senators Designs
WASHINGTON. Mareh 29.-(Spedal.)
It is being practically assured that a
majority of the Senate favors some af
firmative declaration of the court review
principle In order to remove all doubt
as to the constitutionality of a rate
regulation act; the friends of the,Hep-burn-DoIllver
bill are bestirring them
selves to frame and present an amend
ment that will meet the necessities of
Persons who had a prominent part In
drafting the bill passed by the House
and reported by the Senate committee
on interstate commerce have drawn a
tentative court review amendment, which
now is under consideration by Senator
Dolllver and other friends of the legis-.
latlon. both Republicans and Democrats.
The object, it Is declared, Is to place
the amending of tho bill in this most im
portant particular directly in the hands
of its friends, and circumvent the pur
pose of those whoso intention has been
and is to corporate In the measure a
provision that will vest In the courts
the power and charge them with the duty
of revising the judgment of tho Inter
state Commerce Commission.
Text of Amendment.
The tentative amendment follows in
"Any party to a proceeding before the
commission against whom an order of
the commission, other than for the pay
ment of money, shall be directed, may
at any time bring and maintain a suit
in equity against the commission as de
fendant in the Circuit Court of the United
States for the district in which tho prin
cipal operating office of the party plaint
iff is situated for In case of joint parties
plaintiff. In the district in which tho
pmcipal operating office of either Ls sit
uated) to enjoin, set aside, annul or
suspend such order upon tho ground that.
In making such order, tho commission
exceeded its Jurisdiction or that such order
docs or would deprive such party of any
right guaranteed by the Constitution of
the United States, and not otherwise.
Laws Delays Forbidden.
"The said court shall proceed to hear
and determine the matter speedily.
"For all purposes of such suit, tho
court shall be deemed to be always In
session. In such court the case shall
be given precedence over all others.
"If It shall be made to appear clearly
to tho court that In making such order
the Commission exceeded ita Jurisdiction,
the court shall have power by Its decree
to enjoin, set aside, annul or suspend
such order in whole or In part.
"No temporary restraining order or in
terlocutory Injunction shall bo granted
by the court suspending, setting aside or
affecting any rate, charge, rulo or regu
lation except upon reasonable notice to
the Commission and opportunity to ba
Plaintiff Must Tell All Facts.
"If it shall appear to the court that any
plaintiff in such cause has withheld or
failed fairly to present to the Commission
any evidence or other matters which
could and should reasonably have been
presented to the Commission in the pro
ceeding before It, the court may dismiss
the cause as to such plaintiff.
"Tho Commission may filo a cross-bill
In question, and the court shall have
power to hear and determine the same
and to bring in such additional parties as
may seem necessary or proper to a com
plete and final determination of the cause.
The territorial Jurisdiction of the court
In such cause with respect to Its pro
cess and to parties shall be co-extenslvo
with the territory of the United States.
Appeal Direct to Supremo Court.
"In every such cause an appeal from
the decree of the Circuit Court shall lie
only to the Supreme Court, and must be
taken within 30 days from I the entry
It Is worthy of note that the speciflo
court review paragraph in this rough
draft embodies substantially the- view
some time ago expressed by president
Roosevelt as to Just how far legislation
In that direction should go.
Coal Road Case Argued.
WASHINGTON, March 20. Rear la
ment of the case of William Randolph
Hearst, of New York, against the anthra
cite coal-carrying railroads was begun
here today before the Interstate Com
merce Commission. The case already has
been discussed at length. Briefly, the ac
tion involves a complaint by Mr. Hearsr
that the rates for carrying anthracite
coal frem the mines to tidewater axe too
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