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THE MORNING OREGONIAN. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY G, 190S.
DEBATE ON TRUSTS
House Begins Considering
- Littlefield's Bill.
HURRY-UP BILL PASSED FIRST
TJnder Ttule Hcntrlctinc Speeches, the
Ilonsc nt Llmt Get to Huslncss
Foncn Say it Tariff ricvinlon Is
Jfo Ilemed j Clnj ton. AnTrcm.
The antitrust-bill debate which opened
the House yesterday did not develop
much animation, although .there was a
fairly larse attendance in the galleries.
The rule under which the Houco was
to operate, however, precipitated a
lively dlfcwelon. The Democrats pro
tected 'lecrouelr against the rule be
cause it did not permit them to secure
a record vote on a substitute.
The bill to expedite antitrust prosecu
tions occasioned no debate. It passed
the House, as it did the Senate Tester
day, without a word of debate.
Powr (Ilep.. Mass.) made the open
In? argument for his side of the House
on the Judiciary Committee bill, and
Clayton (Dem.) opened for his side.
The others peakers were Thomas (Rep.,
N. C) and Talbert (Dem.. N. C).
The postofnee appropriation bill was
passed before the trust bills were
taken up. .The antitrust debate will be
WASHINGTON. Feb. 5. Grosvenor.
from the committee on rules presented to
the House today the special order for the
consideration of the anti-trust bills. It
provides for the consideration of both the
bills to expedite cases under the Sherman
law and tho Llttlefleld publicity bill.
Underwood (Dem. Ala.) urged the Houso
to vote down the previous question on the
rule, so as to afford an opportunity to
Grosvenor said the terms of tho rule
were by no means unprecedented. The
majority, he said, would be held responsi
ble for whatever legislation -was enacted,
and that responsibility It was willing to
assume. The Democratic position, ho
said, could be developed In committee of
the whole. He was wllllnsr that tho coun
try should see the differences between the
conservatism of the bills to be presented
And the radicalism of the opposition.
"If you are certain that we shall offer
radical amendments, are you not willing
to co on record against our folly?" asked
"We ore not willing to take up the
time of the House," answered Grosvenor,
"to allow some Individual gentleman on
the other side to make his own platform.
When any respectable number on the
other sldo get together, we will be willing
to meet them here or elsewhere,"
Clayton (Dem. Ala.) thereupon an
nounced that If It were a matter of saving
the time of the House he was willing to
surrender an hour which had been allotted
him for debato If the other sido would
permit the minority to qffer a substitute
or make a single motion to recommit.
"Tho gentleman knows I have no power
to accede to such an arrangement." said
Grosvenor. "and if I had I would not
Tho rule was then adopted. 10 to 107
a strictly party vote.
In accordance with the provision of the
rule, the Senate bill to expedite cases un
der the anti-trust law first was laid be
fore tho House. Llttlefleld offered a' ver
bal amendment to make It conform to the
bill as reported from the Judiciary com
mittee, and It was adopted. The bill then
was passed without a word of debate.
Under the rules, the House then re
solved Itself Into committee of the whole
and took up the publicity bill. It Tiavlng
been agreed that Llttlefleld should -control
the time on one side and De Armond
on the other. The rule Is for ten hours'
general debato and three hours under tho
five-minute rule, at the end of which time
the previous question Is to be considered
as ordered on the bill and pending amend
ments to its passage.
Xot a Party Measure.
Powers (Rep. Mass.) opened the debate.
He declared the pending bill was not a
party measure. Both sides of the Judi
ciary committee, he said, had labored
earnestly on the subject of trust legisla
tion. For 15 years there has been a grow.
Ing and increasing demand for some act
for the control of the great Industrial com
binations. Free and un trammeled com
petition did not exist The public was
convinced that the great transportation
companies gave favors to tho large pro
ducers which the small producers did not
enjoy. The pending bill, he said, might
be entitled properly "A bill to defend tho
American people In their industrial lib
erty." The combination of .industry, ho
Bald, was. the result 'of an economic evo
lution and could not be stopped. All that
could be done was to Insist that these
combinations should be kept well within
certain limits; that no advantage over its
smaller competitors should be allowed tho
big corporation In the shipment of goods.
He believed there was no trust that could
not be reached under the commerce clause
of tho Constitution.
The proposition of the other side to
reach the trust by removing the tariff, he
said, was futile, since there are trusts In
169 articles on the free list. In this con
nection. Powers said he-believed the time
had come when there should be a general
revision "of the tariff on other grounds,
not as a remedy to regulate trusts.
In concluding. Powers pointed out tho
fact that there was a growing socialistic
sentiment In this country, as evidenced by
the Increased vote of the party In Massa
chusetts last Autumn from 4000 to 40,093.
There were, he said, many Intelligent peo
ple who believed the Government should
proceed to take charge of the railroads
and other means of Interstate commerce.
It was Important, ho said, that these peo
ple should be made to understand by the
enactment of a bill like the pending one
that Congress proposed to hold these gi
gantic combinations in check.
Use Toxins Power.
Clayton of Alabama, a member of tho
Judiciary committee, who followed Pow
ers, agreed with him that there had been
no politics in the consideration of the sub
ject of regulating trusts In the commit
tee, but be Insisted that the methods pro
posed by Republicans and Democrats dif
fered radically. He and his associates, ho
said, believed that, in addition to the In
terstate commerce clause of the Constitu
tion, the taxing powers directly and In the
levying of customs duties could be and
should be Invoked. His side was not op
posed to publicity, but they did not regard
It as a cure. Clayton created much amuse
ment by recalling the attitude of the Re
publicans on the trust questions in the 56th
Congress, when they Insisted that they
were powerless to deal with the question
without Constitutional amendment. He
predicted that "corporate greed" would
never permit certain sections of the pend
ing bill to become a law. In conclusion.
Clayton described the pending bill as tho
"soothing stroke or a friendly hand.
What the Democrats wanted was action
that would mean something.
When the corcmlttaA am tVu. T-ai.
dent's veto of the bill to establish addi
tional terms oi court in the western Ju
dicial district of South Carolina was read.
When the House met today the question
was on the motion of Talbert (S. C) to
amend the motion of Underwood (Ala.)
to recommit the postofnee appropriation
bill so as to add .Instructions to the com
mittee to eliminate the appropriations for
special faclltles from Washington to New
Orleans, and from Kansas City to New
ton, Kan. Talbcrt's amendment was voted
down. 100 to UL
Underwood's motion then was defeated
without division, and the bill was passed.
HItt (HI.) presented the conference re
port on the diplomatic and consular ap
propriation bill, and It was adopted.
The Army general staff bill was sent
to conference. Hull (la.). Parker (N. J.)
and Sulzer (N. Y.) were named as con
ferees. Klutz (N. C) then announced the death
of his colleague. .Moody, which occurred
yesterday at Waynesvllle, N. C Appro
priate resolutions were adopted, a com
mittee appointed to attend the funeral,
and, at 5:10. as a further mark of respect,
the House adjourned.
SEW BAMCITUPTCY LAW SIGNED.
It Relieve Conditions anil Provides
New SnfcfirunrJ Anlnst Fraud.
WASHINGTON, Feb. S. The President
today signed the bill which amends the
bankruptcy law of 1SSS.
The bill modifies the existing law In sev
eral Important particular, the principal
one of which is a provision in regard to
pi ef erred creditors. Under the existing
law, those who had received payments
from a person who had soon afterward
been declared a bankrupt could not have
other claims posted upon without sur
rendering the amount received. This pro
vision was modified so as to allow the
creditors to retain the money received un
less the payment was fraudulent. This
change is in conformity with a decision of
the Supreme Court.
Another amendment provides four new
objections to a discharge, intended to
prevent persons from going through bank
ruptcy, the most Important of which are
the giving of a falee mercantile statement
and the making of a fraudulent transfer
of property. The bill nlso irovIdes that
It shall be an objection to a discharge If a
voluntary bankrupt seeks to go through
bankruptcy more thin once In six years.
Another amendment provides that the ap
pointment of a receiver for a corporation
which Is Insolvent Is an act of bank
ruptcy entitling the creditors to choose
til el r own trustees.
Another Important change Is one which
gives the 'Federal Court concurrent Juris
diction of suits to recover property which
has been fraudulently transferred. Other
amendments allow the wives of bankrupts
to testify In the proceedings: provide for
an Increase of the fees of referees and
trustees to an average of about SO per
cent over the' fees allowed by the present
law, and prohibit the courts from allowing
greater fees than the law permits In any
case, and add to the list of debts from
which a bankrupt cannot be relieved by
a discharge from bankruptcy. The new
liw Includes debts to wife and children
and alimony. The list of corporations
which may go Into" bankruptcy Is in
creased by adding mining corporations.
WERE REDEU BOUGHT OFPf
Metgun Wants to Know How Colom
bian Revolution Ended.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 5.-Senator Mor
gan today Introduced a resolution ask
ing the Secretary of the Navy to supply
to the Senate copies of -any correspond
ence that may have occurred between the
naval officers of the United States and
persons on shore In Colombia during the
recent stay of American vessels In Co
Morgan' a purpose Is to ascertain
whether there is truth In the report that
the American Naval officers made an offer
of 3,000,000 to the revolutionists to desist.
He calls attention to the fact that the
first treaty which the United- States 1
sought to negotlato with Colombia for
the construction of the canal called for
'jT.fl&aiOOO; whereas the treaty really nego
tiated calls for $10,000,000. the difference
being the amount Involved In the reports
concerning the offers to the insurgenta.
In rjn 1 ry Into Coal Transportation.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 5. The subcom
mittee of the House committee oh mer
chant marine and fisheries, of which Rep
resentative Llttlefleld Is chairman, and
which was charged with an Investigation
of the subject of coal transportation,
made an Informal report to the full com
mute today on the heating recently held
in Boston. Mr. Llttlefleld Informed the
committee of the facts developed by the
testimony tHus far taken without express
ing an opinion. The subcommittee was
authorized to continue Its investigation
and to visit such cities as may be deemed
necessary. The subcommittee will go to
New York and Philadelphia to take fur
Acrree on JndKesVSnlnrles.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 5. The conferees
of the two houses on the bill increasing
the salaries of the United States Judges
reached un agreement today generally ac
cepting the salaries fixed by the bill as It
passed the House. It fixes the salary
of the Chief Justice at 113,000. and of As
sociate Justices at $12,500 each; of Circuit
Judges at $7009, and of District Judges
Oppose Alaskan Treaty.
WASHINGTON. Feb. -During the
past two days President Roosevelt has
had several conferences with prominent
Senators concerning the status of the
Alaskan boundary treaty, and the .Presi
dent has been Informed that the oppon-i
cnts of the treaty will not permit that
it be ratified.
Working; to Break Deadlock.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 5. There was
more talk today about a compromise on
the statehood bill. Prominent Republican
Senators were quite active in efforts to
break the deadlock, and several confer
ences wero held, but nothing definite was
Quay for Soldiers' Home Board.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 6. A resolution
was adopted by the House committee on
military affairs today recommending the
appointment of Senator Quay as a mem
ber of the board of managers for the Na
tional Soldiers' Home to fill the existing
Convention of Republican Editors.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 5. The National
convention of Republican State Editorial
.Associations of the United States will
meet In annual seseion here February 26
and February 27. The convention will be
welcomed by Senator Depew, who will
also give the delegates a reception at his
residence. At the business session, there
will be an Informal talk by Senator
Hanna. Perry & Heath, of the Salt Lake
Tribune, secretary of the Republican Na
tional Committee, will speak on "News
paper Work la Politics."
May Have Revolt In Urujruay.
NEW YORK, Feb. B. The election of a
new president Is becoming a serious mat
ter, says the Herajd's Montevideo corre
spondent. The National party has decided
not to vote for Senator Manneachen, the
official candidate. An official organ says
the Nationalists have established a Junta
In Buenos Ayres and are preparing a rev
olutionary movement. The Uruguayan
government has taken energetic measures
and Is holding troops under arms to crush
Sheriff Arrests 'Putrlllits.
DENVER, Feb. 5. A special to the Re
publican from Grand Junction,' Colo.,
says: The 20-round bout between Kid
Clover, of the Northwest, and Will Jen
kins, of California, scheduled for tonight,
was not permitted by the Sheriff. All the
participants were arrested and will be
Maurice Gran Is Worse.
NEW YORK. Feb. B.-iIauric Grau, the
operatic manager who has been suffering
from shock caused by a carriage accident,
was worse today.
POWER OF MORMONISftl
SEXATOnS DEBATE ITS BEARING
AntUPolysramy Amendment May Be
Adopted President of Church
Controls Candidates for Office.
Discussion of the statehood bill in the
Senate yesterday turned on the ques
tion of polrzamy. and a( number of
Galllnrer, replying to McComas. said,
that he was -m -favor of an amendment
to the statehood bill covering the ques
tion of polygamy as strongly and firmly
The Influence of the Mormon Church
over polities occupied a large and
harp debate. Hale characterized the
debate as lnterestinc, valuable and
startling, because it had disclosed a
powerful religious organization "exert
ing Itself as a dominant, Totentlal
force" over the mind and action of Its
followers, which should be taken Into
account In f utcre' legislation.
Before Kean resumed his speech la
opposition to the bill the Senate went
Into executive session, and adjourned a
few minutes afterward.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 5. During the con
sideration of morning business In tho
"Senate, today a bill was passed authoriz
ing the Pittsburg. Carnegie & vestern
Railroad Company to construct a bridge
across tho Alleghany River at Pittsburg.
Quay then objected to tho passage of
any further bills by unanimous consent.
McCumber C. D.) moved to consider
the pure food bill passed by the House,
and on an aye and no vote the motion
prevailed. 40 to 18.
The bill was read, and an amendment
was agreed to providing that nothing in
the act should be held to apply to sub
stances or materials manufactured and
sold exclusively for use In the arts and
Industries, but only when manufactured
and solds as drugs or, foods.
Consideration was not concluded' at 1
o'clock, when the statehood bill came be
fore the Senate. The debate turned on
polygamy. McComas started It yesterday
by criticising the pending bill as being too
liberal. Galllnger. replying today, said
he was willing that as strong an amend
ment as could be drawn prohibiting po
lygamy should be Inserted In the bill.
Hale cltitlctsed th.e exercise of power by
the Mormon church. Warren asserted that
the Mormons exercised no control In his
Dubois declared that no polygamist
could occupy any high political place with
out the consent of the first presidency of
the Mormon church. The same Influence,
he said, was exercised in New Mexico and
Arizona. He said that Idaho could con
trol the Mormon people whenever It so de
sired. If the Mormon people should open
ly, through their first presidency, interfere
In the politics of Idaho, he would guaran
tee to take the stump and disfranchise
every Mormon In one campaign.
Hale replied that the matter was a dark
clement that could not be penetrated by
the light that usually Illuminates and en
lightens communities generally .in the
Teller said that the Mormon church is
all-powerful, and that whenever it spoke
through Its first presidency the great
body of the church responded to the de
mand that was made.
Rawlins (Utah) sp'oko of the proclama
tion of' the head of the 3Ionnon church
in 1SS0. declaring that there should be a
cessation of polygamy and that the Mor
mon church should be taken out of poll-'
tics and that Mormons -were free to ex
press their political preference ns they
saw fit. . Thereupon, he said, opposition
to the admission of Utah as a state was
removed. Ho declared, however, that the
Mormon church influence In politics In
Utah Is still an Important, factor.
Spdoncr Inquired if It was true tbit the
first presidency could dictate whether or
URGED AS DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE FOR PRESI
DENT IN 1904.
CIirEF-JTJSTTCE1 ALTOJT B. PARKER, OP THE YEW YORK COCRT
not a Mormon should hold a public polit
ical office. Mr. Dubois answered the ques
tion by stating that no Mormon would run
for a high political office without the con
sent of the flrat presidency. v
Rawlins said that, when the approval is
given, the man goes forth with the bene
diction of the church.
"While the other man," Interjected Mr.
Hale, "rests under the frown of the
Rawlins, replying to Hale,, said he did
not know that this was the case with any
Answering Spooner, Rawlins said he did,
not care to enter 'upon the question as to'
whether the full scope of the power of
the Mormon church ever came to the
knowledge of the public.
Rawlins declared that there was a large
element which would overthrow, the
church domination in the affairs of the
state, because it was obnoxious to them.
The disposition to do this, he said. Is
growing, and in Utah conditions were im
proving. Replying to McComas, he ad
mitted that a majority of tho Legislature
are members of the Mormon church, al
though, he said, they have not discrimi
nated against non-Mormons on religious
Hale remarked that So, debate had been
Interestingly valuable and startling. It had
disclosed, he said, a powerful religious
organization exerting Itself as a dominant
potential force over the mind and action
of Its followers.
"It la. the power to bind and, loose." he
said, "if thero Is anything In the spirit
of American institutions. It is." he con
tinued, "that it' is never permissible on
the part of the authorities of religious or
ganizations to exercise control In temporal
matters over Its followers and to Influence
elections. This day has not been III
spent," he declared. "In bringing out
conditions that obtain where tho Mormon
church has secured its" lodgment." He
said the lessons taught ought to sink
into tho minds of Senators and should be
taken Into account In future legislation.
Patterson of Colorado said the chief de
sire of tho Mormons is to remain in favor
with the party In power. Patterson de
clared that If any sect was large enough
and strong enough to become a factor In
the political life of tho country, that
church would pursue tho same course as
the Mormon church.
McComas cited ,the law making Utah a
state, and said that. If tho (Mormons
"could be rid of this dark shadow, they
would reap the rewards of their toll and
of their trials. The abolition of polygamy
and the domination of a secret hierarchy
would meet with the applause and ap
proval of our people."
Quay said he "was not Just now pre
pared or authorized" to accept an amend
ment to the bill embodying the Edmunds
law and applying it to -Arizona and New
Mexico. The best way to settle that
question, he said, was to fix a day for a
vote on the bill.
McComas, continuing, characterized the
prohibition as contained In the Utah en
abling act as an Impotent pretense- of re
striction without any legal efficacy. He
hoped Congress would not -pass such a
bill and thus be recreant to the moral
sentiment of our country and mankind.
Kean, who had yielded the floor to first
one Senator and then another during the
entire day, started to continue his remarks
begun yesterday, when the Senate at 4:30
P . M. went Into executive session and at
5:40 P. M. adjourned until tomorrow.
SAME IN ALL STATES.
Anti-Trust Bill Approved by Roose
velt for All LeRlsIntnres.
i DENVER, Feb. 5-An anti-trust bill,
which. It Is said, has the Indorsement of
President Roosevelt and Attorney-General
Knox, and Is to be presented to the Legis
lature of every state In the Union, was
Introduced In the Senate this afternoon.
Accompanying the bill Is a memorial in
Its favor from the National Livestock
Association. The bill provides heavy pen
alties for conspiracy to restrain or- mo
nopolize trade for giving or accepting re
bates and for continuing In business af
ter failure to mnke annual returns as
specified In tho bill.
LEBANON, IND., BURNING.
Flames Have Enten One Store and
Threaten Other Buildings.
LEBANON. Ind., Feb. 6. At 2:13 o'clock
this morning the Cincinnati store was
burning and the Indianapolis fire depart
ment had been asked for help. The fire
was beyond control and adjoining build
ings were threatened. The stock and
buildings are valued at 300,000; Insurance,
Fire Wrecks Western Academy.
ALTON. 111.. Feb. S. Fire, tonight de
stroyed the. Western Academy at Upper
Alton, causing a loss of $50,000.
Fish Makes Jier. Record.
NEW YORK. Feb. 6. WHlIarA P. Fish,
of Havcrstraw, the amateur billiard cham
pion, broke the record for amateurs at 14
Inch balkllne In his game tonight with
Ferdinand Poggcnburg, of New York, In
tho amateur, billiard tournament at the
Hanover- Clnb. In Brooklyn. He defeated
Poggenburg 300 to 103, making an average
of 13 1-3 and a high run of SO, the best
so far In the tournament. Poggenburg's
avcrage was 5 8-19, and his high run 32.
In the afternoon game Edward W. Gardner,-
of Passaic, N. J., beat J. B. Stark,
of Wllkesbarre, Pa., S00 to 23.
Aired Kitmiti Farmer Slain.
BIRD CITY. Kan.. Feb. 5. Benjamin
Knott, aged 70 years, a well-to-do farmer,
was found dead In his rooms here today,
his head crushed with some blunt Instru
ment and lying In a pool of blood. The
dead man came here from York, Neb.,
where he has a- brother, J. S. Knott. Ho
had Just sold some land, and It is believed
ho was murdered and robbed.
In Puraqlt of Raiders.
CHEYENNE. Wyo.. Feb. 6. William
Mlnnlck, who was shot by the raiders
on his sheep ranch Monday. Is dead. Sher
iff Fcnton and posse have followed the
raiders Into the mountains, and a second
posse, composed entirely of sheepmen, will
attempt to cut off the return of the raid
era to the Black Mountains district. A
battle is reported between the posse and
the raiders, but cannot be confirmed.
HENRY L. DAWES IS DEAD
AGED SEXATOR FROM MASSACHU
SETTS PASSES AWAY.
Mnn Who for Forty Years Took a
. Leadlnsr Part In Nation's Affairs
His Work for the Indians.-
PITTSFIELD. Mass.. Feb. 5.-Former
United States - Senator Henry Laurena
Dawes died at 5:15 this morning at his
home in this city. He was S6 years of age.
Mr. Dawes had been ill since Christmas
night, when he contracted a severe cold
while driving. The cold developed, into
grip, which undermined his system. Since
last Sunday night he had been In an un
When President Roosevelt visited Pitts
field last Fall he called upon the veteran
statesman. It was while returning from
tho visit to the Dawes house that the trol
ley accident occurred In which the Presi
The funeral will be held next Sunday.
Henry Laurens Dawes was born In Cum-r
rclngton, Mass., October 30, 1E1S. He was
graduated at Yale In 1ST), became a teach
er. and edited the Greenfield Gazette, and
subsequently the Adams Transcript. He
was admitted to the bar In 1S12, and served
la the Legislature from 1HS until 1K,
when ho became a member of the State
Senate; He was a member of tho consti
tutional convention in 1S53, and attorney
for the western district of Massachusetts,
continuing until 1S57. when he was elected
to Congress, and served as a member of
the commltteee on revolutionary claims.
He remained In Congress by successive
re-elections until 1S73.
In IKS he was a delegate to tho Loyal
ists' Cpnventlon In Philadelphia, and In
1ST5 hosucceeded Charles Sumner In the
Senate, and was re-elected sin JSSl and
1SS7. He has been chairman of the com
mittee on ways and means, his served
on the .committee on public buildings and
grounds, and inaugurated the measure by
whlca the completion of the Washington
Monument was undertaken.
Ho was the author of many tariff meas
ures, and assisted In the construction of
the wool and woolen tariff of IKS, which
was tho basis of all duties on wool and
woolens from that time until 1SS3 He was
also a member of the committees on
appropriations, civil service, fisheries.
Revolutionary claims, and Indlin and
He was appointed on a special committee
to Investigate tho Indian disturbances In
the Indian Territory, upon which he made
a valuable report. Tho entire system of
Indian education due to legislation was
created by Mr. Dawes. Among the Im
portant bills of his authorship pissed are
the severalty bill, the Sioux bill, tho bill
maning Indians subject to and protected
b7 tho criminal laws.
One of his most important measures
ras the Introduction of the weather bui
lt tin In ISO, of Professor Cleveland Abbe,
for the purpose of collecting and com
paring weather reports from air'parts' of
Carl Binder, Civil Engineer, Dead.
CHICAGO. Feb. 5.-Carl Binder, a well
known civil engineer. Is dead at his home
here. Mr. Binder was born In Germany
In 1S33, and for 11 years was royal super
vising engineer In his native country. He
came to America In 1SS4, and for a time
was connected with the Lake Shore Road.
He erected the Iron construction of sev
eral of the buildings nt the World's Fair.
Denver City Official Dead.
DENVER. "Feb. 3. City Supervisor' Na
thaniel Robertson died today of paralysis,
brought on by the bursting of a 'blood
vessel.,. He was born In Scotland In 1SU.
In thtf early '70s he was a resident- of
Salt- Lake City, 'and 'for many years was
prominent In politics and business in Chey
enne. Since 1SS1 he had been engaged Jn
carriage manufacturing In this city.
Owner of Famous Stock Farm.
RICHMOND. Va.. Feb. 5. A. J. Ford,
who was for years proprietor of Ford's
Hotel, this city, is dead at his home near
Gloucester Point, Va., aged 77. He was
the original owner of the famous Castle
ton stock farm. In Kentucky.
Representative J. M. Moody Dead.
ASHEVILLE, N. C., Feb. 3. Congress
man J. M. Moody, of the Ashevllle dis
trict died at his home In Waynesvllle
tills morning. He only reached home
from Washington a few days ago.
FIVE MEN ARE KILLED.
Rock Island Trains Meet With Csnal
KANSAS CITY. Feb. 5. A special to tho
Star from El Paso. Tex., says:'
A head-on collision between two Rock
Island freight trains early today, near
Tecolate, N. M., resulted in the death of
five men and the injury of several others.
G. DAVIS, Torrance, N. M.
The conductor, name unknown, from
Two unknown men, burned under wreck.
Among the dangerously injured is P. nil
burn. Torrance, NI M.
The wreck occurred at a sharp curve
and on a steep grade.
FALLS FROM A WINDOW.
William Paull, Opera Singer, Meets
Trnjrlo Death In St. Louis.
ST. LOUIS. Feb. 5. William Paull. of
London, England. leading baritone of tho
Castle Square Opera Company, showing
at the Century Theater here. Is dead as
the result of a fall from a sixth-story
wlndowof the Southern Hotel. His skull
wasfractured and his left arm broken.
When picked up on the pavement Mr.
Paull was unconscious. He was taken
back to his room In the hotel, whero he
died shortly after.
The singer was leaning from tho win
dow, when he is said to have lost his
balance. He plunged out head first,
striking the telegraph wires opposite the
second window. These broke his fall,
but they did not save his life. It was
reported that Mr. Paull threw himself
from tho window, but nothing authentic
as to this could be learned. J. D. Le fling
well, manager of the Castle Squaro Opera
"It was an accident. Why should he
have killed himself? He had everything
fame In his profession, health, no troubles
that I ever knew of, and ho has been
with me all season."
Mrs. Fault Is prostrated and Is under
the care of two physicians. At the time
of Mr. Paull's first appearance hero with
the Castle Square Opera Company two
years ago he was married to Miss Ethel
Gordon, of Sydney, Australia. Miss Gor
don, who was three years previously a
member of the same company with Mr.
Paull In Australia, came 13,000 miles to
meet her affianced.
Blames Engineer for Wreck.
PLAINFIELD. N. J., Feb. 5. At today's
session of the Coroner's Jury investigat
ing the wreck on the New Jersey Central
road near Graceland on January 27. Will
lam G. Bester, vice-president and gen
eral manager of the Central Railroad, de
clared that any engineer who tried to run
his engine in a faulty condition would be
dismissed from the service. Asked as to
who tie thought was responsible for the
wreck, he said:
'The engineer of the Philadelphia train,
He said that Davis alone might- have
prevented the accident.
Killed by a Runaway.
ALBUQUERQUE. N. M.. Feb. 5. Mrs.
Louisa Thomas, Bister of F. A. Hubbell,
chairman of the Territorial Republican
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Cattlemen's Meeting Xot "Disturbed.
ST. LOUIS, Feb. 3. A telegram from
Oklahoma City, O. T., says that the dis
astrous fire of yesterday, which for a
time threatened the city, will not Inter
fere with the honing of the convention
of cattlemen there on February 10. The
convention will .be one of the largest cat
tlemen's conventions held In the South
west. Receiver for Kansas Mutnnl.
TfjPEKA. Kan.. Feb. 5. Judge Hook to
day appointed W. W. Hooper, of Leaven
worth, and E. N. Morrill, of Hiawatha,
as receivers of tho Kansas Mutual Insur
ance Company. Both are satisfactory to
the attorneys and litigants. They will
manage the new and old companies' af
fairs for a time nt present headquarters.
nnltlmore Ilnys Montreal Team.
BALTIMORE. Feb. 5. Edward Hanlon
and Moses Frank agreed tonight to pay
to Charles Doley $M for tho franchise of
the Montreal Eastern League Baseball
Club. With the franchise Messrs. Hanlon
and Frank secure all the Montreal play
ers, and the Canadian team will be trans
ferred to Baltimore.
Memorial to Atirnm S. Hewitt.
NEW YORK. Feb. 5 Business was sus
pended by the New York Chamber of Com
merce today and a memorial service held
In honor of the late Abram Hewitt. Mayor
Low Introduced resolutions, and Andrew
Carnegie seconded thfm. The resolutions
having been adopted by a rising Vote,
Alexander E. Orr addressed the chamber.
Declines Cnll tn lie IUxhop.
NEW YORK. Feb. 5. The Rev. Dr.
Lloyd, secretary of the Protestant Epis
copal board of domestic and foreign mis
sions, has declined the call to be Bishop
Mr. Thomas L. Jnmti Dead.
.NEW YORK. Feb. 5. Mrs. Thomas L.
James, wife of ex-Fostmaster-General
Jamee, president of the Lincoln National
Bank, died tonight.
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