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VOL. XLV.- iNO. 13,850.
PORTLAISTD, OREGON, SATURDAY, APEIL 29, 1905.
PEICE FIVE CENTS.
CITY OF CH1CA
Pickets Beat Nonunion
STRIKERS ARE ENJOINED
Federal Court Forbids Inter
ference With Workers.
TRACTION LINES MAY STOP
Goal .Teamsters Join Strike, Causing
V Ttocl Famine, and Food Supply
' ,( May Be Cut Off May
Attack Other Citlc.
DEVELOPMENTS IX CHICAGO
Strike pprcads to lumber, hay and
' feed firms.
Total teams now Idle. 3560.
Petition for Federal Injunction grant
ed -against strikers interfering with
Employers' Teaming Company.
Federal troops begin to appear on
Express companies bring in Weetera
men and guard wagons with rifles.
Retail grocery Btorcs ordered not to
deliver to boycotted department stores.
, General fear that all traction lines,
will be forced to shut down, owing to
lack of fuel to operate cars.
Mayor Dunne hastens home after con
ference with Governor Dcneen and an
nounces that order will be preserved,
life and property protected, at all costs.
Secret orders to all state troops to
be ready for immediate eervlce.
Strikers agree to permit funerals (with
union drivers) to pass the fighting lines
Entire day marked by disorder, with
fierce riots in front of Palmer House
and other centers of the retail district.
Several nonunion men and delivery
boys terribly beaten by jackets.
' Women, shoppers, fearing f lots, de
cert down-town streets.
Water and gas plants clossly guarded.
CHICAGO, April 28. (Special.) Violence
Is rampant upon "the streets of Chicago.
Surging through the streets and alleys,
springing from unsuspected places, armed
with stones, clubs and revivors and the
deadly blackjack, are hordes of pickets
and "sympathizers," cursing, jeering,
hailing every opportunity to fall upon a
nonunion man and grind him to the
pavement. The heart of the business dis
trict witnessed terrible struggles all of the
Say. Guests at the Palmer House were re
galed with a fierce riot at their door, and
at all points the angry conflicts "went for
ward the flrst skirmishes of the team
sters' strike, which is destined to be the
worst labor struggle in Chicago's history.
There are now 3526 teams idle through the
Chicago May Have to "Walk.
Chicago now faces a new peril that of
having to walk. Owing to the strike of
all coal teamsters, the traction companies
are unable to secure coal to operate
power plants. At the utmost,- there is but
three days' supply of coal, and then -the
cars must stop. In addition, the strlko
leaders are bending every effort to spread
the strike to all the smaller concerns.
This, if successful, will shut off the food
supplies of tho residents. Tomorrow all
the drivers for concerns supplying hay
and feed for horses are expected to bo
Early today the Federal Government
stepped Into the strife and Issued injunc
tions against the strikers Interfering with
traffic. At about tho same time many
soldiers began to appear on the streets
without arms. Orders have been issued
by commanders of regiments of state
troops to their men to hold themselves
ready for Immediate calL. Express com
panies are bringing in from "Western
points all their old, tried "pony riders"
TROOPS READY TO HAND.
Federal troops stationed within 12
hours run of Chicago:
Fort Sheridan.... ' S00
Jefferson Barracks (St. Louis) ... 1.00
Fort Crook (Omaha) 700
Fort Snelling (St. Paul) 800
Fort Wayne (Detroit)... 300
Columbus Barracks (Ohio) 300
Fort Thomas (Kentucky) 300
and mountain men, with rifles in their
3Iay Involve Other Cities.
Mayor Dunne, who has been in confer
ence with Governor Deneen, at Springfield,
hastened homo tonight and reiterated his
statement that he would preserve order
fend protect life and property at all costs,
all the department 6tores have notified
their patrons that no deliveries will bo
tttempted for some time.
The great aim of the strike leaders now
fe to embroil the railroad unions, in which
avwx- .other, cities, will begin to feel the
strike. "Walt until next Tuesday," Is the
iminous warning of the labor leaders. "So
for there has been child's play. Next
ruesday there will be business." No one
ippears.ta- know, yrhat this means, al
though there is fear that some tremendous
sensation will be sprung. - -
The water and gas plants are being
especially guarded, and men constantly
patrol tho lines of the great subway, 40
feet under the streets, to guard against
Strike leaders' today said thoy would per
mit funerals to pass the lines unmolested,
providing the drivers and carriages are
IXJUXGTIOX . OX STRIKERS.
Twelve Arrests for Violating
Men Beaten and Shot. '
CHICAGO, April 2S. For the first
time since the strike of the American
Railway Union, In 1894, the Govern
ment has been-made a .party to ithc
labor troubles in .this city. The Gov
ernment was -brought into the team
sters' strike today -by the issuance of
an injunction by Judge C. C. Kohlsaat,
of the United States Circuit Court. The
writ was asked on behalf of the Em
ployers' Teaming Association on4 the
ground that the organization is incor
porated under-the laws of 'West'Vir
ginia, and is therefore under the' pro
tection of the Federal Court. The or
der commands that all defendants 're
frain from any interference with the
business of "the Employers' Teaming
Company, and commands the strikers
to refrain from picketing, massing on
the streets, with intent to interfere
with the wagons of the complainant,
and from Interfering in any manner
with nonunion' men In its employ.
As soon as issued, copies of the in
junction were printed on large cards
and two of these were attached to
every wagon of the Employers' Team
ing Company which went upon the
streets today. The injunction exerted
a pacifying influence, and there was
less rioting in the stroets than on yes
terdaj. A heavy thunderstorm, which
continued during the latter part of the
afternoon and through the ovenlng,
also lent material assistance in keep
ing tho streets clear.
Twelve arrests wore made for in
terference with injunction, all of them
being made at one time and place. At
1:30 o'clock this afternoon two wagons
loaded with coal approached the Union
League Club, on Jackson Boulevard,
and when they attempted to drive into
the narrow alley east of the club
houso to unload the nonunion team
sters were attackod by a crowd of
strike sympathizers and a llycly fight
ensued. The wagons were plainly
marked with copies of the Injunction,
and the police, in charging- the mob,
arrested 12 strikers, who are now con
fined in the Harrison-street police sta
tion. They may he arraigned In the
United States Cirouit Court tomorrow
One hundrod and five copies of tho
Injunction were given to United States
Marshal Ames for service upon the
labor leadevs, and five of his assistants
wee sent out immediately to serve
them. The greater part of the notices
had been given by evening.
Union Iicadcrs Forbid Violence.
"When news of the injunction reach
ed President Shea, of the Teamsters
Union, he issued tho following ordor,
signed by the committee of teamsters'
To All Union Toamaiere: Permit no viola
tion of the peace under any circumstances.
Competent drivers cannot be secured to handle
the teams in Chicago, and yiolonce will not
help -us In this strike. Be loyal to your union
and obey Its instructions.
The injunction writ is made returnable
May 10, and tho defendants will be given
a hearing at 10 A. M. on that day.
In tho afternoon a new situation was
placed before Judge Kohlsaat, when attor
neys for the Scott Transfer Company
asked for an order to restrain the heads
of the various unions from calling out the
men who are working for that company.
Judge Kohlsaat declared that the injunc
tion prayed for was too sweeping In its
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STATE PORTAGE RAILWAY COMMISSION AND J. N. TEAL, REPRESENTING OPEN
WAITING FOR TRAIN AT CELILO.
Will; Be. Surely Completed -on
. . Time, Declares the
RESULT . OF . INSPECTION
Governor -Chamberlain and Others
" Return Highly-Pleased With .
Work Accomplished on
STATE TORTAGE RAILWAY.
"Speaking not only for jny6olf, but
for tho State Portage Railway Com-"
mission as well, I can only say that
the present condition of the portage
railway is a source of much gratifica
tion, and the road' will surely bo com
pleted oh time." Governor George E.
"I must say that the recent progress
made in the construction of the port
age railway was something of a sur
prise to me, and I think It can safely
be said that the rood will be in opera
tion very close to contract time. May
15." J. N Teal.
The road will surely be completed
and ready for operation on May 15."
W. F. Nelson, contractor.
The State Portage Railway Commission,
consisting of Governor Chamberlain, Sec
retary of State Dunbar and" State Treas
urer Moore, accompanied by J. N. Teal,
of the' Open-River Association, returned
to Portland last night after their inspec
tion of the state portage railway. A thor
ough examination of the road from begin
ning to end was made yesterday by a
party including the commission, Mr. Teal,
J. T. Peters, of the executive committee
of the Open-River Association and the
opinion was general that the road would
be completed on time. v
The condition of the road today may be
summarized by saying that of the entire
trackage of 91-3 miles, seven miles are
completed. The grading is practically
completed, the wharfboats are rapidly
noarlng completion, the jipper inejlne is
finished, and about all that remains Is
completion of the lower incline, at Big
Eddy, the construction of 100 feet of tres
tle work, 1200 of this being in the vicinity
of Messhouse curve and the laying of ap
proximately one mile of track at each end
of the road. All necessary material is on
the ground, so that there will be no delay
from that source. As figured by Con
tractor Nelson,-the grading will be com
pleted by next Tuesday, the trestle work
within ten days, and it will take but a
few days to place the rails. In the mean
time, the terminals, including the wharf
boats, will be completed, and as the en
gine is now on the road with a sufficient
quantity of rolling stock, the only thing
lacking to complete the "open river" Is a
line of boats on the upper river.
Is Almost Completed.
"Oregon's wish for a portago railway
at the Celilo Falls," Governor Chamber
lain said, "may now be said to be an
accomplished fact, since it will take but
a few days to complete the work. I can
hardly express the pleasure I have re
celved in going over the road today. We
were over the road about a month ago,
but at that time I would not have believed
that so much could have been accom
plished by this time. It seems to me
that there is no doubt of the formal open
ing of the -road occurring before June 1.
There is but little left to be done, and
with all the material on the ground, and
with the force of men, it won't take long
to complete the road. I think that the
next visit of the commission will be for
the purpose of opening the road."
"Everything looks good," was tho com
ment of J. N. Teal. "I am particularly
pleased with the construction of the road.'
It. Is substantially built, and in that re- L
spect and with regard to the equipment
there is nothing left to be desired. The
road will, unless some unforeseen acci
dent or hindrance occurs, be completed
before June 1. The next thing to be done
Is to secure boats for the river above the"
portage. This will, however, I think be
another- accomplished fact within a very
short time,- since several negotiations are
now on which look favorable.
Pleasing Feature of Work.
"An extremely pleasing, feature of the
road is that It has been built expeditious
ly and economically. As I understand it.
the cost of the road will come well within
the funds available, and this is something
which is a. cause for congratulation."
The trip yesterday over the completed
portion of the road was made by means
of the now engine recently received- and
Placed In service on the portage railway.
The work of the engine is "at present a
test, but its work so far has proved its
efficiency; and has been found to be satis
factory in every particular.
Should, a movement now on foot be car
ried out, the opening of the portage road
will be celebrated by a practical demon
stration of the feasibility and the worth
of the railway. It has been suggested
that tho Mountain Gem. a boat owned in
Lewiston, be loaded at that point and
sent down to Celilo on the day of the
opening. Tho cargo will be carried over
the portage road and transferred to one
of the lower river boats for carriage to
Portland. A shipment of Portland's mer
chandise for the Lewiston country will
then bo returned, and the value of the
portage road to the producers and con
sumers of the Northwest will be shown.
The opening of the road will probably be
arranged for May 31, so that the arrival
of the "Lewiston cargo In Portland will be
coincident with tho opening of the Lewis
and Clark Fair. It Is understood that the
"Lewiston people arc thoroughly in favor
of such a programme and will render all
aid possible. It has also been given out
that the boat Mountain Gem may be Im
mediately placed on the Celllo-Lewlston.
run. Should this be done, the open river
will be a reality at a much earlier date
than has, been anticipated.
Froin BrooKUm. .oxffl
NEW YORK, April 2f-(Spcciai:) The
Great Northern. Compeny's new Rteamer
Dakota went to sea this afternoon.on her,
maiden trip to the Pacific There was
some little delay In her starting from- the
Bush pier, In South Brooklyn, and the
erroneous report reached the Maritime
Exchange- that her machinery was dis
abled. It required the services of three
of the largest towboats in tho harbor to
help the Dakota to go down to sea.
Test of Knnsns Refinery Law.
TOPEKA, Kan., April 2S. Governor
Hoch announces he will not hire any at
torneys to help Attorney-General Coleman
to prosecute the oil refinery case in the
Supreme Court. State Treasurer Kelly
and "Warden Jcwott have engaged half a
dozen attorneys to fight the refiner- law.
It is announced that others whose names
have not been given to the public are at
work on the case In the interests of the
Standard Oil Company. They will help
the attorneys hired by Jewett and Kelly.
The suit is to test the refinery law.
Secretary of State
BIG STEAL IN
Marion County Grand Jury
Finds Several Indictments
vfor False Entries.
NAMES WITHHELD FOR TIM
Fraud Affects Five Hundred Thou
sand Acres and Over . Hair.
' Million of Dollars Land
Board Declared "Lax.
SALEM, -Or., April 28. (Special.)
The production of evidence which es
tablish.es the fraudulent character of
sales of state land to the Amount of
500,300 acres, and which warrants the
indictment of a number of land oper
ators, is the result of tho three weeks'
session of tno Marion County grand
Jury, which filed its report this after
noon. The names of the men Indicted
were not made public and will not be
until the defendants havo been placed
under arrest. The grand Jury has fur
nished to the State Land Board a lis
of the lands that have been fraudulent
ly purchased and it is recommended that
the Land Board and the Attorney-Gen
eral proceed at once to set aside the
bevere criticism of tho State Land
Board is voiced by the grand jury
report, the complaint being that the
board has been lax when a little inves
tlgation upon Its part wouldhave dls
closed the fraud, and that the board has
been overindulgent toward purchasers
of state land, in that it has permitted
them to become delinquent in making
payments, thus keeping the land exempt
The grand jury also reported that
large number of fraudulent land- trans
actions were consummated In Multno
mah County, but no indictments were
returned against the guilty parties for
the reason that the jury had no Juris
diction to indict for crimes committed
in other counties. These transactions
are referred to the District Attorney in
Multnomah County and to the Multno
mah grand jury.
The grand jury says that It has ifceii
iia.mpe.rea oy me ihcc, tunc Oregon nas
no law against conspiracy to defraud
the state, such as the United States has,
and only those persons could be In
dieted who have been guilty of forgery,
perjury or subornation of perjury, as
deflned by the statutes of the state. The
report says in part:
After Big Operntors.
in looKuig into tnese matters we
have been brought to realize the' great
amount of timo and expense which
would necessarily attach to a thorough
Investigation Into each particular
transaction and have therefore confined
ourselves to the transactions of the
larger operators, and have left the
smuller ones to the State Land Board
which has full power, and whose duty
it Is to look after such matters.
"We have only gone over the transac
tlons of the last three years, excepting
in those cases which have been brought
to our attention by the State Land
Agent, and where tho frauds were so
palpable that we have felt it our 'duty
to Investigate them, in order to collect
sufficient evidence to enable the State
Land Board to bring such proceedings
as shall be necessary to cancel the deeds
or certificates and thereby save a vast
sum to the school fund.
"We have furnished the State Land
Board with a list of certificates cover
ing nearly 500,000 acres of land, which
we have every reason to believe are
fraudulent; the signatures to a large
number of theso applications are forge
ries and the balance obtained from those
who, for a paltry sum, Were willing to
lend their names to enable these specu
lators to defraud the state out of its
lands. Mo3t of this land is parts of
sections 16 and 36 and some is lieu land
selected by the state to satisfy losses
In said sections 16 and 36. Most of the
former was sold prior to the passage of
the law raising the price of school land
and at the mnimuro price of $1.25 per
acre; the latter was sold for $2.50 per
Tip on Blue Mountain Reserve.
"Nearly 200,000 acres of these fraud'
ulently secured lands aro within the
boundaries of the proposed Blue Moun-.
tain reserve, and most of them were
purchased by manipulators who had re
ceived inside Information that the re
serve was about to be created. This
must be true for the reason that a large
number of the applications to purchase
were filed but a few days before the no
tice of the withdrawal was given pub
llci,ty at "Washington. Had the Govern
ment not detected the fraud and made
the reserve permanent, these fraudulent
purchasers would have exchanged. their
lands, which cost thein but 51.25 per
acre, with the Government for vnlnahlA
timber or. other lnnrts m- wm.i i hn
sold their richt to select nr "snHnr nf
prices ranging from $4 to 55 per acre,
wiiisu wuuia nave neueu tnem over
"Should the state eventually recover
these lands, and the reserve be made
permanent, It will be entitled to use
them as base and select other lands in
law TuTJnd Tr thVrCSent VrS "as reacnel that conclu
law, lieu lands must bring at least 55 sItm aftpr a ,,f. fc . T
L6rof 'VJnTi? V!- thC r0fitS
tL ill:? Tr r i ;erted from
tne pockets of tho speculators to tne
school fund, where it rightfully be-
longs. Even if the reserve is not ere-
ated and these lands are sold to the
highest bidder, it will mean a vast ad-
'dltion to the school fund. There may be I Months ago Mr. Bowen reported to Sec
some of it at the present time which I rctary Hay that rumors affecting the In-
wlll not bring 52.50 per acre, but there
is a large part of the same which will
undoubtedly bring a much larger fig-
ure, and will more than offset the other.
Declares Duty of Land Board.
There is no question but that many
of the reserves In this state have been
created for the sole purpose of includ
ing within their boundaries large areas
of school land which have been secured
through tho rankest kind of fraud.
ieea3 nave oeen Issued for a large
part of it and tho land exchanged with
tne Government- f4r other lands, but
tnere is much of it yet in the hands of
the operators, and we consider It the
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PnMTETMTO mnnvio rmnr-
CONTENTS TODAY'S PAPER
TODAY'S Showers. Southerly winds.
i.i tauj.vx'b Maximum, temperature. 63
aep.; minimum, -14. Precipitation, none.
The War in tho Far East.
Russian fleet tries a ruse to coveV movement
inio .facinc ocean. Pase 3.
Fog covers passage of NcbogatofTs squadron
wiruuKii jimacca iraus. 1'age 3.
Linievltch condemns retreat from Mukden.
NebogatotC seen passing Penang. Page 3.
Rebel government In full controt of Caucasus
Zemstos Congress will be held In defiance of
Kovernment. rage 6.
.Feasants seize Jand and divide It among
Cretans fight International police and start
reneiuon. page 0.
Britain will build world's greatest battle-
snip, iage s.
-uinisicr uowen ordered home ta pmlsln
Xioumis cnarges. rage 1.
Many Important affairs cause President to
snorten vacation. Page 1,
xtanroaa men testify on rate miMiinn
Palouse irrigation project depends on mod
eraie uemanas or O. R. & X. Pate 4.
Bryan recommends policy to Democrats,
Chicago strikers enjoined by Federal Judge,
dui vjotence continues ana strike spreads.
i use J-
Bigelow has to give up his house te cred
itors, .rage a.
Evidence against Nan Pattersan all In; dc-
lenso wiu can no witnesses. Page i.
General ffitzhugh Lee dies suddenly. Page 3.
Multnomah boxer loses in contest at Seattle.
Tigers take the game by score of 7 to
"-.unjiuua murnar trim ri,
jiruve ueieouant an epileptic and insane.
rtorinua ,v;nazns and George TV r.o.iv.
will be hanged; Supreme Court considers
wjejr irmis lair, i'ago 7.
ifarion County grand Jury returns Beveral
jnuicimenis xor iraua in nung on school
uuus. ruga I.
unanes . ueynoias attemot in m
auoouier saloonkeeper and has wearjon
tnrapfl nn Mmcnlf Pnn r
Commercial and Marine.
Unsettled condition in dressed meats. Page 15.
wairj proouce mantels sua weak. Pare 15
commence restored in Chlcacn
More speculation In grain at San Francisco.
iinorauzawon m siocxs checked. Pa 11
xraoo reporca generally favorable. Page 14.
Japanese srm of Mitsui & Co. have i.tMnt
JTUU.J4U1U ua meir American base. Page 14.
Portland and Vicinity.
District Attorney is absent, but Investigation
or grand jury continues in tho Rumelin
case, .rage 10.
Dr. "Wise lectures on caste. Page 0
ouumnic pavement is ordered for sronrf
street. Pace 12.
Woman's Club protests against saloons near
mo rair grounae. .rage 10.
Contractors admit they were bribed into col-
jupivo Dusineas. .rajre ii.
xtifcuk unorces are grantea in ono court.
Portage road la almost comnleted. pr i
i.uKsinn nooie comes to attend tho tti-
Former captain in the Kaiser's army held as
a. uiiuu-iuiei m .roruana jail. Paire 10-
Municipal Judge Hogue will hear the Vaughn
iuukiuiji. uuee .rage io.
Man Beaten In the Badrer intnnn man I
from Injuries received, page 8.
Thirty Prohlbillonteto- will ask party conven o
Z, "7T'r" "-" .-"vyrauy 0Ut of the I
BwalMtlons. PM9 ut - J
WEN WILL BE
Must Explain Charges He Cir
culated Against Loomis,
N His Predecessor.
MESSAGE SENT ROOSEVELT
Minister to Venezuela 3Iust Prove
He Found Charges True or De
nounce Them Return to
Caracas Is Xot Likely.
"WASHINGTON, April 2S. Secretary
Taft recommended to the President the
advisability of instructing Minister Bowen
at Caracas to report forthwith in "Wash
ington to explain the charges against As-
sistant Socrctary Loomi3, which he has
convevea to secretary Taft In a personal
unaerstoou mat tonight Mr.
xa" neara irom tno President, approvin;
,,,5s Proposition, ana ng aQt m the
This proceeding is- to determine pre
cisely the extent of Mr. Bowen's responsi
bility for the- circulation of these chargea
The official mind here is made up. so far
as Mr. Loomis is concerned; it is abso
lutely convinced of his innocence of any
charees- That the case, it is felt
here that Mr-Bowen-in order t
blame bimir m.ir hnn, k
what rnnin a
discourage their circulation in vnt,
Attacks His Predecessor.
teSrity of his predecessor were In free
circulation in Caracas and that to his
own knowledge these rumors had been
transn"tted promptly by the foreign dip
lomatic representatives to the various Eu
Mr. Hay promptly communicated this,
message to the President and then ad
monished Mr. Bowen that It scarcely was
I Becoming an American Minister to allow
I nis predecessor to be traduced when tho
Honor of the mission was involved. Mean
wnue an investigation was conducted
here which satisfied the authorities of the
innocence of Mr. Loomis. The rumors, in
Caracas became more and mora floflnit
I In form as the State Department here In
creased its pressure on President Castro
to secure a settlement of the asphalt case,
and finally Mr. Bowen again took them
" r- owen affam tok them
UP and repeated them to Mr. Taft. The
secretary felt that, no matter how Mr.
Bowen regarded it. the matter was not
personal to him and communicated with
tne resident on the subject. Havlnsr
thus become official, however, the matter
could not be dropped and hence the deter
mination to bring Mr. Bowen to "Wash-
lnSton to explain his connection With it.
Bowen May Be Dropped.
It is not doubted that Mr. Bowen will
tane tne next mail steamer for this coun
try. Ono result of the last move in the
case may be the defeat of a project which
nas been formed to exchange Mr. Bowen
to anothor South American mission, which
cannot be done now unless he shows that
no wa3 not culpable. It is expected that
tne presidents answer to tho Secretary's
suggestion that Mr. Bowen be directed to
come to "Washington will be received to
morrow and It is not doubted that he will
It is quite certain that Mr. Bowen will
not return to Caracas as American Min
ister, except, perhaps, to present his let
ters or recall, for it is understood that.
even if his explanation Is satisfactory and
ne is to remain in tho diplomatic service
his usefulness in Caracas will have been
Impaired and it will be necessary to carry
out the State DeDartmenf n nritM.,i t
.u' .u"7, 0,rr.
formed before the publication of the at
tack on Mr. Loomis, and , transfer Mr.
Bowen either to Colombia or ChMo
perhaps to Brazil, in tho event that Am
bassador Thompson is sent to Mexico, -as
FIRST WORK ON NEW ROAD
Western Pacific Makes Connection
With Rio Grande.
SALT LAKE CITT, April 23,-Tho first
work on the Western Pacific line was
commenced today, when a gang of 60 men
began to grade for a connecting track be
tween the Rio Grande Western yards and
the proposed main lino of tho "Western
Pacific. Tomorrow a much larger gang
will be put to work, and the construction
of the connecting line will bo pushed vig
Chief Engineer E. J. Yard, of the Den
ver & Rio Grande, is superintending- the
work. The connecting line leaves the Rio
Grande track at Ninth and South street
and goes south for a mile.
BENSON RAISES NEW POINT
Accused Land Fraud Denies. District.
or Columbia's Legality.
WASHINGTON, April 2S. The at,.
tlon as to whether the District of Co
lumbia ever was constituted leelti-
matcly as sucb is raised again in a pe
tition for rehearing in the case of .ToH
A. Benson presented to the Supreme
ouxc or tno united States today by J.
C Campbell. Benson is one of th -r
tensive Pacific Coast lumber onnr-
ators charged with frftu.i 9 ,
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