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'OtVVOl UIEEIfl BONFIHE OF 0LOTHE3.
H5 Ur Hit HIXI!
(UPPENfflCS OF TWO CONTINENTS
.t. i mi Imnortant but
a rjdiumo oi
" ' . . Punnts
of tho Past Wook.
Ib, jiMBst" of W. D. Stevens Iim
ScrotnryTaft will deliver tho Mo
W. oration ut arant'B tomb
innlnti defends tho Stan
i-rciiiiB'" ,i. .i...i.
Congressman French, of Idaho
... ... mi turn hunt on mi-UH
- . Ii ilfl 1 1I L 1 I II V t V ...
... ill COIILTCHH linn nucniun.
. ... f nnrHons wore hurt by I
A HLU1U V" I .... .
' ,i in t in vicinity ol Wow
caij " ... fill r ..
It...... ntl1 .llfflllHIiH. 1 llJIUJIfl
Tbo largcat Mock in the world will bo
.i am a rain iiiciory ni iwiiiiiiniuu
m .iii la M ritm in iiinmi'iur
Pittsburg bankers admit tlint tin
..u- uiinr .mil niulltor of Iho Farm
YIMK tVIIU . .
fi V.it Ann Diintt MflVn HIllPI
. . m rr i. . i inn iinui i iiiui v 1 1 n r-M
Tbe British houno of commonH linH
j MM nrr.vlr11r.tr thnfc fill CloClCH
-j......wi tin t.iinnti.M in order to nun
, i-n..i,r l.v tirnmnrini uuriv riH
arHuajiiis "j i--
The general nnaeinbly of Virginia linn
ii rAHnitirinn luiiiuvum j iuuu u
f 11.. JM ...... A 1. I
n II lAArdlnnll (1 1 I II ft IMIWIIIILII fill
t v ,
fi .nliA in rrTiinda nf Ifntnfir
1 1 k i auu ki vw j
f.i.M. RimnnMii rinvn ri Art I fir a1
in Hllllllfl IUi Arm
Rhode Island Koptibllcnna will Bond
Tramps nre raiiBlnR mucli troublo on
flc couel niliroaus.
Iowb Dcmocats hnvo Indorstxl Uryan
The Illinois Honubllcan convention
ei inuorscti uinnon una ueciurou lor
Admiral Kvana ban annwerod tbo
illra nl llii Imt ttfwtilnn. Hiivlnir tint
! ' . - - i i j r - -
nnor bljt Ii int too low
Rillroada liavo deciueu to attnolc tho
in mwi in i 1 1 1 nn i h ii in l .ii iHHiniri iiri
ineconuiuon oi nunuuir ronroso, oi
- -w -
A Rdrirn iwirtlifuitiln In Itin PUv .f
exlco greatly terrified tho pooplo,
kcked numoroua wnlla and Rtonnod
1 n .
PVPlI 'it rndnniriiu II hn nlll inuittn
a iktruiiuiii'iiii vfiiiHt.
kJifl UL-IJtil LIIIUIIL In WILI1II1IL lilt
l.i.l . .
's ui Liin irtiM mi mr m mnnrnr -v i
'-n ii M n
v. W J tvil MUtlVQ tU
uli n in ii ii u w itin rnfiiinnii wwav
HA nnn Ia 7nn i or
niHinna'a uit.. 1 . i
- ..... iiMivoii wj in iiiaKitiK
DM'tinua ..tI4I. Ii.. 1 i
- "to Wll III1U
r ltl,ui my inuiiuy oi UJU nil-
i uia iiuiiiti in 1'iiiiniini
mil in i i ...
... iwinjuu, huh iimm mmn mm v
it r ramAn ... t in ....
in KfainlunA it i .
iuiii,iri.ii iiriiiffk itnim miama.i n
uuea nn m ti. " '
IIU 1 1IIIW I'll Mil
w h UtoH eonator from Vnrmonh tn
.m nunmor l'rocior.
-- unil It crnrn nl ni. rur.no n-nva
Lv Hui .,. it . . "'-""" "-
nn ii " """"eni oi an interurnan
on the Ann ArUnr i,..,m. t...
roll UnUn,l . '. ... u" Ui w,u
OlIOWllIK tho dnolHlon nf ,.,.
6 PAnrf sv 11.
i o it 1 1 it 1,10 nilll'CH0ta rate law,
enici tho villldltv nf
e w ...in i.. . . "
mil UO UHUUkod.
tepo!! th0 battIcfll,,p fl00t
hlria la very blttnr nninaf n...
',wwo boycott b growing.
Jf'nil and rain ninrm t t ..ii '
Rl . luuigiBim.
tdamn,, T Altt,m"' nn dono
l8maRo to pronortv.
38 annual i...
dwlndP(i f" " '",..c' "'M 0,fan
s in iprr m "rll :w" 01 w,mt
t,lftl f 1007 WftB
P0 for l.n .
J. of mo. i ,wuvory oi uovornor
n'; ot Count Toletol, who has
bo la nKan at work.
n Ti... .
.Btr9All!!fre"B?a,8 MYour K0'
N w v.ft ! Wnooln. Fifth aye-
Chlnoie Doclaro Boycott on Japanoto
Canton, Morah 24. Tlio KroatcHl In
dlgnatlon JmiviillH hero aiiKlriHl (Iiokov-
ormnont for yielding to tho JapuncBO
ilemnndB m tbo Tntmi Maru cbbo. It
being coiifllderod that tlio govornrnont'n
notion in Ihlfl rnoltor lias brought din
graoo upon thin province Tho Holf
Government Boolety of Canton Iiiih or
ganlred Boverul tnonBter Indlgnutlon
1 1 .. a .1-11 . . .
muuuiiKH, ut wnion reflolutlonfl wore
adopted that the annlvormry of tho ro
JoaBo of tbo TatHii Maru bo obflorvod ua
a dny of public mourning. Tho rendu
tiona iiIho loolnrol n boycott ngalnat
Moro than 50,000 porBona attondod
tbo maBB inootlngB lioid yosterday;
imiiuinga wcro urupoii In mourning and
ij or moro oratora doUvorod dununolu
tory apooohcH. Among tbo Bpoakora
wan a 12.ycnr.old, whoeo drolarutlon
aguluat tho JapuncBo cauHod tho groo teat
A uroat nurnbor of tlinn ut,n liml n.
aomblod tberotiiKin dlvoBted tbcmeolvea
of .IiipanoHO'inado immunt. lmilmllnir
cups and bandkorchlofB, and tnndo a
llUKO 1)01) fir 0 Of tllfUn. Onri ilimlnr In
JupancHO gooda oCferod to Boorlflco his
on tiro atock.
Tho inootinir rrcommondnd t.lm lm
pfHuhment of Ytiart Bhl Kui of tho
board of foreicn uffiilrH for u-MiknoHH In
yielding to tlio JupnnoBo.
OVER MILLION UNEMPLOYED
EfTdCtB of tho Rocont Panic In East
now, lorn, Aiarcn in a ennvaaa
of tbo country touncoiUiin tho numbor
of unomployed men, dlspalohefl havo
boon rocolveu from many industrial
contora with reports of condltioriB, and
from tbeflo it in catimatcd that moro
than ono million mn aro minim lob.
Tho roporto indlcato moro than 000,000
unomployod in tho chlof oltioa and
nearly 000,000 in tho BtateB outaido tbo
That there aro moro'unornployod mon
and women In New York City today
than at any previous timo in many
yourn pnat ia tbo bollof of union Icadom,
charity workera and atudenta of socio
condltiona. hfctlmntcB of tbo numbor
out of work vaiy from 100,000 to 500,
000. II Ih probablo that half of tbo
hitter nurnlHT, or 250,000, ia about cor
Tbo following estimate ia givon by
rcaiionelblo lalKjr Ieadora: Uiirpontora,
10,000; tallora, 8,000; rockmen and
oxcavutora, 8.000; brlcklayora, 7,000;
litlwrcra. 20,000; houecamithft, 0,000;
iiHplmlt workcrn, 2,000; paperbangorB,
2,000; palnti'M, 7,000; rockdrillera,
2,000; ongincerB, 2,000; pa vers, 2,000;
plaHtorore, 2,000; ntamflttora, 500;
Hheot motal workora, 500; compoaitora,
2,000; prcBsmun, 1,000; mlacollaucouB
trndfrt, 20,000; unorganized labor, 145,
000; total, 250,000.
DECIDE8 IMPORTANT CASE.
Intorstato Commorco Commlsslon'Hns
No Control Ovor Ocean.
Wathlniiton, MAroh 24. A deolfllon
waH tirnmulKiited tolay by tlio InU-r-
Btftto Commerce coin in Ihh ion In ono of
tlio moat linnortnnt cubob it biifl boon
culled upon to determine forsoino timo.
t ia that of tbo Cosmopolitan Import
tii; comnanv. a I'blludolnlila orKaniza-
tion, chartered under tbo laws of New
iTsoy, ogalnat tho Hainburg-Amoricun
Packet company, tlio North Gorman
Lloyd Btcamahln company, tho Wllfon
Hull) lines and tho Scandinavian-
TIip complainant's petition wob filed
ith tbo commlHHlnn nonrlv a year auo.
Some timo Hubsoquently tho defendanta
tiled a demurrer, attacking tho jnrla
diotion of tbo Interatuto Commorco
tiio caao, which ia
The onlnlon In
. ... I
vory voluminous, wua preparou
CommiBBioner Franklin K. Uine.
In brief, and in effect, tbo commie-
fllon deoldea aitaliiHt itaolf. It IioUIb
that it has no authority over oceanlo
transportation and tbuB detormlueq tno
cuflo udvorroly to tho contention of tlio
Robbora Make Rich Haul.
Rono, Nov., March 24. Threo rob-
bora, heavily armoa, overcame wiwmu
Hoffman and a companion on a road
two miles from Kawhido Into this after-
. . k i i 1 .1
noon, threw tnom to mo grounu, nnu
niudo off in their victims' two-liorao
Ig, taking gold and link notes amount
ing to about $47,000 with thorn. Tbo
monoy was consigned to tno U)aiitton
Mining company lit Hawniuo 10 uo ueeu
In nnvlnt; miners' wttuca and to moot
tbo final payment on ono of the propor
ties purohaBod last week by tho Coali
tion company. PoaseB uto in pursuit.
Marine Canualtles Hoavy
Boaton. March 24. A roview 'sA tho
marino ciiBualtio'J off tho coaBt of Now
Jnghvnd and Uritiah North America
nrlni tho full and winter pciiflon iuct
ended, bIiowb that about 350 lives voro
oBt. Of this numlier aoi poraonH por-
iod in tho wrecks of ten vcbsoIb te-
mging to tho Fionch flailing fleet of
mc. X'lorro, iiihi iuii. j. xiu'oo ii
foundorod in iieavy galffl which Bwopt
tlio Grand Banks. About 25 Newfound
land' flBhormon woro loat In thoso storms.
Hundreds Perish at Sea,
Toklo, March 24. Tho Mutau Maru,
a 000-ton coasting stoamor bolonglng to
tho Yuaon Kalsba lino, was sunk in a
collision with tbo Hldeyoahl Maru, 000
tons, at 2:30 o'olook this morning two
miles off Todohokko, near Hakodate,
mi i i ii . i ...&... If hmi ei Yn a
tub oaptatn oi me wuhu iiu, 1
Jorlty of her 244 passengers and 43 of
the crew perlehed. 1
j DOINGS OF THE SIXTIETH CONGRESS
OF ONE OPINION.
Friday, March 27.
Washington, March 27 Tho Aid.
rich bill was imtBari bv thn Hdnnli In.
dny by a vote of 42 to 10, in tho main
npaity vote. I'rovloua to tbo taking
of tbo vote on Iho Aldrioh bill, a vote
wob taken on tbo IJailev flubatluto an
authorizing the government, instead of
tho natlorml banks, to Ibbuo tlio emer
gency circulation for which tho bill
provides. Tbo voto on tho Bubfltltuto
stood 42 to 13, and this voto was on
tlroly piirtiBan, even La Follotto cast
ing hla vote with tho Republicans. Tbo
bill baa boon before tbo Benatb ainco
Junuary 2. Tho voto was not reported
until after 0 p. in. and tho gallories
were practically empty.
As paused, tlio bill provides for not
moro tlian f 500,000,000 of ornorgency
currency to bo inanod to national banks
upon tho deposit by thorn of stato.
county and municipal bonds to bo an
proved by tbo aedrolary of tho treasury.
Iho curroncy Ih to bo Issued with a
view of securing an cnuitublo diatribu
tlon of thn currency over tho United
maicB, arm in accordance witn tno un
impaired capita) and surplus of banks
In oauh Btato. Hanks aro to pay for
this omcrgeiioy circulation onc-bulf of
ono per cent a month durlna tho first
four months it !b circulated and aftor
ward tlirco-quarterB of ono per cent a
Tho bill providoB that national banks
Bhull not pity leas than 1 por cent on
government funds depo lted with them.
As amended toduy, the bill carries
an important change In banking luws
relating to bank reserves. Ibis amend
ment provides that of tho 15 per cont
resorvo required to bo kept by banks
not In resorvo citieB, four-flftha 1b to bo
kept in tho vaults of the banks, and of
that amount one-third can bo in the
form of securities of the kind required.
Wellington, March 27. Tho boueo
pntsod 300 piivato pension bills, at tbo
rate of ten u minuto.
An urgent deficiency appropriation
bill appropriating $3,000,000 for curry
ing on tho work of the Washington
nuvul gun factory was passed.
Thursday, March 20,
Washington, March 20. Although
the senate mot today with the inten
tion of devoting tho entlro timo of tho
BOBaion (o the curroncy bill, tbo cre
dentials of Senutor-oU-ct John Walter
S-nlth, of Maryland, curly becamo tlio
subject of a discussion that consumed
iuurly four boura and destroyed all
licpo of disposing of tho currency bill
before adjournment today.
Tbo result of the delate on tbo pro
priety of swearing in Mr. Smith was a
voto of 34 to 30 in favor of receiving
his credentials and leaving tho regu
larity of his election to bo considered
by tho committee on privileges and
elections, und by tbo senate later.
Washington, March 20. Moroahafta
of HircuBin und Invectlvo wero aimed at
President Roosevelt In tho fpioueo of
representatives today. In ono of tbo
most Beaming arraignments of a public
ofllcor ever beard in that chamber.
Beall, of Texas, charged tho president
with having been guilty of "a disgust-
ng usurpation of power," not only
toward tho national legislature, but
tho judiciary as woll.
When tho agricultural appropriation
bill was read for amendment today,
Macon, of Arkansas, endeavored to
havo inserted as a new provision his
bill prohibiting tho dealing in futures
in agricultural products, but tho chair
unstained a point of order against It.
Scott, of Kuntas, in chargo of tho bill,
oxpicBHod his ontiro sympathy witii tbo
proposition which, however, ho insist
ed should bo acted on independently.
On ,u point of order the several now
stations wero stricken from tho bill.
Thoso stations woro proposed to bo Jo-
elated in Texas, Kanens, Virginia,
Michigan, Vermont, Missouri and Indi
Wednesday, March 26.
Washington, March 25. A good deal
of progress waa mado by tho sonato to
day in disposing of proposed amend
ments to tho Aldrlcli currency Dill, it
was ovldont throughout tlio session that
the bill will bo perfected in the form
upprovod by tho financo committee as
no proposition that failed to roceivo
tlio sanction of tbo committee received
any substantial support. Tho amend
ments roport3d oy tno commtttoo woro
all adopted without opposition und
tiion ono senator after another offoied
uddltional umendmonts which, oxcopt
n tho cases of ono propoaod by Dupont
and ono by Lodgo, woro voted down.
Washington, March 25. In tho
course ol a tmtor denunciation oi uio
proaltfont, on tho floor of tho houao of
representatives toduy, Htnnloy, of Ken
tuoky, compared him with Alexander
Hamilton, whom no doaignatou "an
obnouro ndvonturer," und both ol
whom, ho said, hod profound con
tomnt for tiio constitution und display
ed ovorlastlng impationco with its re
straints. Tlio president was a man
who relieliod glamor and who became
Intoxicated by applause. On tho other
Hind, ho Biild, Mr. Bryan hud tho re
spect of tlio country us u statesman und
wan trusted an a man.
When Hcott, in chargo of tho agricul
tural appropriation bill, toduy Bought
unanimous consent to limit to five
boura further dobato on tbo bill, Bui
zor, of Now York, objected. That ac
tion forced tho houso to a voto, and it
was ngroed to confine genoral dobato to
four hours instead of fivo.
A plea for homeatcuda for farmers
of 320 acres instead of 100 acres was
mado by French, of Idaho.
Tho remainder of tho session was do
voted to brief Bpocches by Griggs, of
Georida, who gave notice of an amond-
mcont increasing by $100,000 tbo ap
propriation for tlio Investigation of
solla; by Boll, of Georgia, who favorod
governmental uid to public roads; El
lerbo, of Bouth Carolnia, who also fa
vorod increased appropriations lor soil
Tuesday, March 24.
Wuehlngton, March 24. Upon the
conclusion of Senator La Follette's
speech on tho Aldrich currency bill in
tbe senate toduy, a plan was decided
upon by which Senator Aldrich will
tomorrow move to take up tho bill and
continue its consideration until it has
been disposed of.
Aldrich asked for unanimous consent
to dispose of tho bill before adjourn
ment Thursday, but to that proposition
Lk Follette objected, on tbo ground that
ho feared dobato would bo curtailed by
Tbe colloquy which resulted in Aid
rich's announcement followed tho con
clusion of the third and lust installment
of La Follette's speech in opposition to
tho Aldrich bill. La Folletto declared
tho statement that the industries of
this country wcro controlled by less
than 100 men had been attacked as sen
sational. Declaring that such was not
the caao, be said that bo bad been too
conservative, and that in fact a much
flmaller number of mon dominated tbe
Washington, March 24. Determina
tion to conduct a filibuster on all occa
sions where opportunity presented it
self, In order to force the Rebpubiicans
to action cn an employers' liability bill
and other measures deemed necessiary
of enactment was announced by Wil-
liamms, of Mississippi, in the boueo
of representatives today during the con
sideration of the agricultural bill. He
said ho bad waited until today to seo
some evidences of nn intention to trans
act business which the people wero de
manding, but, finding none, bad reach
ed tho conclusion that the timo was
ripe to forco tho hand of the Republican
party. Tho Democrats cheered tbo announcement.
8lavs Appeal for Compatriot.
Wnahlnirton. March 25 Representa
tive Sabath, of Chicago, today laid bo-
foro the presldont a petition Bigneu oy
470,000 Slavs and Bohemians in this
oountry requesting that the United
States mako representations to Hungary
for tho roleaso from prison oi i-ram;
Polakvlo, a naturalUod American cltl-
n, who wub n&priBonou ior singing
.(Actionable Slavonian hymn. Tbo
president will take up the matter with
the State department. ,
Monday, March 23.
Washington, March 23. Tho senate
todav for tho fifth timo in the nresent
TBession adjourned becaiiBo death had
robbed tbo body of one of its members.
Tbe untimely death of Senator Bry
an, who was iamlliurly known ub the
"baby" of the senate, a title which he
took prido in, came homo to tbo senate
with moro forco than any which bad
preceded it. There was no other sub
ject of conversation prior to and after
tbo session than the fact that tho mor
tality record of the present session is
greater than in any previous ontiro
Washington, March 23. A sceno
somewhat out of the ordinary was en
acted in the houso of representatives
today because of a charge made by
Mann, of Illinois, that Sulzer, of Now
York, had put into tho congressional
Record what purported to bo a Bpeech
delivered by him last Saturday, but
which Mann charged was not tho one
A letter addressed to Speaker Cannon
from Representative Charles . Little
field, of Maine, tendering his resigna
tion as member of congrese, to take
offoct Septerabor 30 next was read.
Aftor passing a number of measures
relating to tho District of Columbia,
among them an amendment prohibit
ing betting on horse races at Benning
ton's track, the houso adjpurnod out of
reepect to tho late Sonator Bryan.
Saturday, March 21.
Washington, March 21. Almost tbo
ontire session of tho Benato was con
sumed with consideration of tho legis
lative, exocutivo und judicial appropri
ate bill. The bill finally passed car
ried an appropriation of $32,045,031,
tbo amount addod to tho bouse bill by
tho sonato boing $642,718.
Washington, Muroh 21. Without
boing mnteiltilly amended in any form,
tho fortification appropriation bill was
pneeod by tbo houso toduy. During tho
closing debate tho War department was
oritioisod by sovoral members regard
ing tho money spent on fortifioutions at
Sublg bay, which, it was chargod, waa
wasted, in viow of a later recommenda
tion that tho ilofonaoB at Cavi'o bo
strengthonod. Criticism likewise waa
off erod to tho estimates of tho depart
ment, which recommendod an appro
priation of ovor $30,000,000, which it
wnB said could not havo beon expended
within ton years,
Favor Country's Ships.
Washington, Muroh 20. The house
committoo on interstate and foreign
commerce agreed tcday to report favor
ably the sonato resolutions to rostriot
to vessels of Unltod States register the
transportation from tho United StatoB
to the Panama Canal tone of material
for tho canal, The resolution author
izes tbo Isthmian Canal commission to
purchase or charter and operato vessels
of the United Statos for the transporta
tion of euoh material and of oanul mail.
House Commltteo Votes to Forfeit
I Railroad Land Grants.
Washington, March 23. Two mil
lion acres of land in California and
Oregon veBtod in tho Oregon & Califor
nla Railroud compuny, owned by tho
Central Pacific and controlled by E. II.
Hnrriman, will be subjected to suit for
recovery of tltlo by tho United States,
it action taken by tho committee on
public lands is sustained by the house.
The committee ngreod to report favor
ably without amendments a resolution
which has already passed the senate.
empowering and directing the attorney
general to nring suits for the recovery
by tbo United States of tho title to the
public lands grunted to certain Western
railroad companies in cases where the
conditions stipulated in the grants have
not been complied with such condi
tlons, for example, as governed the
grant of land to the Oregon & Califor
nia Railroad company in the sixties.
Under tho grant tho land waa to be
thrown open by tbo company for Bale to
bona tide settlers of the United States
at not more than $2.50 an acre und in
parcels not exceoding 160 acres each
It is charged that solfio of this land was
sold by tho Oregon & California railroad
in violation of the conditions named.
The refusal of E. H. IJarriman, an
nounced by him at tho Irrigation con
gress at Socrmento lapt year, to sell
any portion of the remaining 2,000,000
acres, led to tho int reduction by Senator
Jmlton of the resolution which, tho pub
lie lands committee acted on favorably
today. Chairman Mondell was author
ized to draw the report of the commit
tee, which he will do this week.
Undertakes to Get New Laws Through
Washington, March 23. President
Roosevelt has determined on a legisla
tive program the enactment of which
will be urged upon congreea in a special
message which he said today will go In
this week. Each of the measures to be
proposed involves perplexing difficul
ties and each will have far-reaching
effects on business and economic condi
tions of the country. Tbe program ia
the product of important conferences
through which the president has been
put in possession of the views of all in
terest concerned. Likewise tbe atti
tude of the leaders in both branches of
congress has been made known. Its
success depends upon tbe combined
effort, which he believes can be brought
to bear in behalf of tbe whole plan by
those affected especially by Borne one of
Tbe program includes:
A declaration in favor of revision of
tbe tariff in a special season to be held
after March 4, 1909.
An amendment to the Sherman anti
trust law eo as to make important con
cessions to combinations of both labor
Limiting the powers of certain courts
in the use of tbe injunction in labor
Paseage cf an employers' liability
Passage of tbe Aldrich financial bill.
LABOR ASKS CABINET SEAT.
Will Urge Congress to Create Gov
Washington, March 21. At tbe con
cluding sesalon yesterday, of the execu
tive council of tho American Federation
of Labor it was decided to urge upon
tho house committee on labor the neces
sity for the passage of tbe pending bill
creating a department of labor, the
head of which shall bo a 'member of the
It was decided to make a vigorous
effort to secure tho passage of laws in
the various state legislatures for tbe
abolition of child labor. A memorial
of protest similar to the ono presented
to congress yosterday is to be sent to
organized labor and tbe public general
ly; it will be prepared by a committee
consisting of President Gompers, Secre
tary Morrison and Vice President O'Con
noil. The counoil was. not notified that the
bill of grievances presented to Vice
President Fairbanks yesterday waB laid
before the senate and referred to the
committee on judiciary.
Indictments Are Dismissed.
San Franoieoo, March 23. Judge
Dunne this morning dismissed the four
remaining extort ion indictments against
E. E. Sohraitz, with the recommenda
tion that the case bo submitted to an
other grand jury, and announced that
Theodore V. Halsey will bo brought to
trail for bribery as soon as as the court
is uble to take up hisoase. Honry Ach,
attornoy for Abraham Ruef, was in
formed by Judge Lawlor that lie must
make a completo showing in tho matter
of uillduvits in tho immunity contract
hearing by next Wednesduy.
Hang Prisoner by Wrists.
Columbus, O., March 23. Senator
Lamb, of Toledo, hero today created a
sensation by declaring that, while visit
ing the Ohio penitentiary, he saw a
prisoner hanging by his wrists. "I
was astounded," continued the sonator,
"and Eoon taw that the attendants
wero trying to keep mo away from thla
man. I insisted on seeing him, and
the man said to me: 'I have been
hanging here since Thursday, and they
only let me down for bread and water."
Tillman Seriously III.
Columbia, S, 0., March 23. United
Stales Senator TiUnmn la seriously ill
at his home at Trenton, thla Btato,
suffering from a nervous attack due, it
is believed by hla physlolaus, to hard
ANNULS STATE LAWS
Supreme Court Sets Aside Rail
road Rate Statutes.
ONLY JUDGE HARLAN DISSENTS
Stato Cannot Forbid Rosort to United
States Court Affects Minne
sota and North Carolina.
Washington, March 24. In refusing
to grant to Attorney General Young,
of Minnesota, a writ of habeas corpus
releasing him from the penalty impos
ed by the United States District Court
for tbe district of Minnesota on the
charge of contempt of court in institut
ing a proceeding in a state court for en
forcement of the railroad rate law after
the Federal court had prohibited such a
course, and in atlirming the decision oi
Judge Pritcbard, of tbe United States
Circuit court for the Western district
of North Carolina, discharging from
imprisonment Jamea H. Wood, a ticket
agent of the Southern railway at AbIio-
ville, after he had beon sentenced by
tbe Ashevillo police court to serve a
term on tbe rock pile on the charge of
collecting for a ticket on that road a
greater price than waB permitted by tho
Btato railroad law tbe Supreme court of
tbe United States today added another
to the series of decisions which have
rendered notable the present term of
In both cases tbo right of states to
fix rates for railroad transportation was
the issue, and both involved conflicts
between tbe Federal and the state
courts. The decision in each case waa
opposed both to tbo states and to their
courts. Tbe opinion of the court in
both cases was announced by Justice
Peckbam and, with the exception of
Justice Harlan, all tbe other members
of the court stood behind him in tho
announcement of the court's finding.
The court decided that by reason of
the enormous penalties provided in the
rate laws by way of fines against tbe
companies and imprisonment of their
agents and employes, the companies
are in effect prevented from ever ques
tioning tbe validity of those laws, as
tbe risk of confiscation of property and
imprisonment of agents in case tbe
companies failed in their defense was
too much to undertake in order to ob
tain a judicial decision of the question
of such validity.
The question of sufficiency of tbe
rates to enable tbe company to obtain
some return to its stockholders for
their investraenta has for many years
been held to be one for the courts to
decide, as it would be a violation of tbe
constitution of the United States to fix
rates so low as to be confiscatory, if en
The laws providing rates for trans
portation of passengers and freight in
the two cases under consideration have
been held by the courts below to be so
low aB to be substantially confiscatory
and should, therefore, not be enforced
until after further trials. The courts
had jurisdiction to make auch an order.
MUST LEAVE IT ALONE.
Federation of Labor Loses Again to
Buck Stove & Range Company.
Washington, March 24. American
Federation of Labor President Gompers
and others of that organization were
permanently enjoined from "conspir
ing, agreeing or combining to restrain,
obstruct or destroy" tbe business of tbe
Buok Stove & Range company in a de
cision rendered by Chief Justice Cia
baugb, of the Supreme court of the
District of Columbia today, making
permanent the temporary injunction of
Justice Gould against the federation in
that case. The federation's counsel
immediately noted an appeal Lto the
District ccurt of Appeals.
Today's decision bars tbe federation
from in any manner calling the atten
tion of the public to the business of the
Buck Stove & Range company or the
putting of that company on the "unfair
list," and from stating that the com
pany's products should not be pur
chased either in Missouri or elsewhere.
Diamonds In California.
Oroville, Cal., March 24. Have dia
mond mines been discovered in Chero
kee and Oroville? This ia the question
that is on the tongue of nearly every
citizen of the two cities toduy as the
result of tbe finding of two diamonds
in Cherokee, near Oroville, and one in
the latter city. The first two were
found on the property being prospected
in Cherokee by a company of which M.
J. Cooney is manager and the third was
panned out by an Indian on a claim in
Oioville. Experts pronounce tbe stones
to bo of good quality.
Enormous California Crops.
Sacramento, Cal., March 24. In re
sponse to an inquiry from Rufus P.
Jennings, manager of Alden & Ander
son, of the California fruit distributors,
the biggest shipping concern in the
state, today replied that more than
twice as many men would be needed to
handle the fruit crops this season than
last. From all parts of the state romo
roDorta of indications for oiinrmoiiR fruit:
I crops whioh will go far toward solving
me groat prouiom or. the unemployed.
Profits of Sugar Trust.
Boaton, March 24. Tho annual re
port of tho American Sugar Refining:
company for Decembor 28,1007, was
Issued to the stockholders today. The
irofit and loss aocount Bhows net earn
ngs for tho year 1007 of $8,740,201.