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PORTLAND. OREGON,' TUESDA EVENING. FEBRUARY. 21. llSOSTWBLVE t PAGES.
VOL. ; III. - NO. . SC2.
HE WOOED IN HASTE: '
r SHE SUED AT LEISURE
''iV viT-' I.-:" ' ' ' r' ' K ..; " ' -
, , ' : .', ; - , PRICE FIVE .CENTS.
Kansas War Against the
Standard Oil Causes 'V;
$31,000,000 toss, ; x
i - JOINS WAR ON TRUST
Federal Grand Jury Called at
y Chicago at Instance of Gov- :
l .' ernment to Indict Mem-- ;
bers of Beef Trust. .
' (Journal Special Service.) "
Chicago, Feb. 1. Steps ; taken
; against the Standard Oil bf eonjrtM,
and the war waxed agalnat U In Kansaa,
' 'Texas and elsewhere, hava already
' -caused a $31,000,000, ahrinkage in 6U
stock,: according to the leading brokers
of La Salle street. - In. substantiation
of the atatement local brokera elta tbe
I decllae of the New York market for
the last few days.. OH stock broke
yesterday and' today 1 points, selling
' down to MOO per share. One week ago
today oil -was selling at 14 a share,
During the Interval a quarterly divi
dend of ll came off the stock, allow
Ing for a deduction, j a ' Bet decline
within a we of II polnta.
' There la Standard Oil atock f $100.
, 000,600 outstanding, a shrinkage of , St
polnta tnakea a reduction In the mar'
ket valua of . $il. 000,000. ' . '
1 Resolution wer Introduced In the
legislature at Springfield today expreas-
' lng sympathy with Kanaaa In her fight
against the Standard1 Oil company and
providing tor a committee for the In
vestigation of the Standard's pipe line
in Illinois with a view to declaring it a
common carrier. Legislators are " ap
' ' parently nrtr td' assist Kansas in her
struggle with the oil monopoly and an
- immediate hearing la demanded la the
"r resolution. " -s . " '. t ' N-
. , Upon ordara from, 'Washington a sp
(v,lal federal grand ; Juryt' venire was
; ordered today and0 deputy United
-. Statesy-marshal sent ' out with sub
poenaa summoning more than S5. "mem
bers of the so-called beef trusty.., When
the jury la a worn in, these men Will be
taken before it and an attempt made
td Indict persona restrained by Judge
; Grosscup's decision in the beef trust
case, which was recently sustained by
. -the supreme court. '-.
District Attorney Sol. JJethea, who haa
been quietly mapping out the campaign
-for- months, wilt -dlrect-tha fight foe the
. government. More than a hundred and
eighty wltneaaea haver been subpoenaed
and these will testify concerning the
j. operations of the packera. '
-i.-It la believed tbe Investigation of1 the
grand Jury will occupy several weeks
.' and be the moat exhaustive ever jcon-
ducted. Among ' the - wttneaeeaj Bum
moned. la practically every man jjfomt
nently Identifled with the packing bouse
'; . business (n Chicago. r- i 1
Wnole Ooontry Aronaed Agnlnat Trturt
. and tavertlgattoa to Be Xxteaded.
(Joornal Special BerTte
. ' Washington, D,'C. Feb. 11.- ,The
'Kansas delegation haa requested the
president to broaden, the acope of the
Standard Oil Inquiry and to Include the
operations of the Standard Oil company
. In the Texas flelda. Requests are also
made to. the same men by members of
the Texaa delegation and the Texas leg
islature haa wired a request lot an In
quiry into the methoda of the trust in
the Beaumont oil flelda . "."''tm
Members of congress are In receipt of
thousands of telegrama from all parts
' of the country protesting against tbe
.' renewal of the lease of the Standard
Oil company to Indian landa and re-
questing sweeping Investigational
From Oklahoma cornea newa that the
territory-will probably build a refin
ery, a bill to that effect having been In
troduced Into the territorial legislature
Wisconsin and Missouri have alap taken
tip the fight, and meaaurea will bo In
1 trodored-ln both .legislatures to make
' pipe llnea common carriers and to In-
veatlgate the methods of the corpora;
' 7 tlotu ' --' ' "' -; "' '
: rouiro Tim too, cold. ; '
t ' nimatpb to Tbe JeeraaL)
" " f Awlstnn. Idaho. Feb. it In an at
tempt to evade the officer yesterday,
-inm. flnrr attemnted to swim across
' id An.v. .river, but found tbe water
v too cold aXf gave himself up. Hews
, arrested ona charge of participating in
-,a fight' Sunday night. J' " - . ;
JUDGES FOR THE NEW
; - , l ' '.
t(Speetok blapatch te The Joarml.) t
Salem. Feb. 21. Ham White. .
e judge of the new Eighth Judl-
clal district; Lawrence T. Hsrria. ,
e Judge of tha new Second Judl-
e clal district; i Clal re Crawford,
'e district ettoTnVy of the ' new
. Tenth judicial district.
4 These ere -the appointments...
announceo toaay - oy uovernor . w
.e1 Chamberlain. "
Jn making these selections the
governor is carrying out hla .
4 Ions-cherished' pltoy of eatab-
4 llshlng a non-partisan Judiciary.'
'4.. Mr. Whit and Mr. Crawford are
0 pemncrata and M& Harris la a
" ' Republican.) . . - -
tawson Defies Standard
Oil Attorneyito Meet
Him in Fanuiel Hall.t
WOULD TALK ON CRIMES" .
onimiTTcn ov eveTCii
VwmlVII I IkU Ul oioibm
journalietsVHome to Reap Ben
efit of Argument Dennis ;
, Dononue Is Arrested foe, .
' ' (By Thosaaa W. Zawson)
(Special Psisateh to The Jonraal.)
V Boston. ..Feb: tl. An open letter to"
Jamea M. Beck. ex-aaataUnt attorney
general of the .United 8tates, now coun
sel and chief orator for the Standard
Oil company and the "ayeUm.
Mr, Beck: Laat February, whea yon
came to Boston as counsel for Henry
U. Rogers and on the eve of "the gas
trial - In the Massachusetts supreme
court, where Mr. Rogers and myaelf
were to .testify, you tried to have me
"match up" my testimony. I refused.
Shortly after "Fteusled Finance" began,
and you and Jamea H. Eckela. ex -comptroller
of tbe currency of ' the -United
States, now representative of the' "Sys
tem" In tha weat, were selected to sling
mud at me at public dinners and ban
quets, he In tbe west and you In the
eaat. You have both been' Industriously
at it wherever you knew -it waa safe,
that is, wherever you were sure I could
not answer you, and now tonight at toe
dinner of the Boaton Life Underwriters'
association here In my own city, you
are to again unllmber your mud guna.
The International League of Preaa
rauhe 4s endeavoring -to ralao the re
maining 150,009. fund for the. .building
and aou limine ' of a"home for Journal
ists. J. P. Morgan tu agreqd to fur
Dish the laet IS, 000 provided tho fund
i raised before Juno JO. I am aeked
t fnmtih it ooo. ' It Is. as you know.
. most worthy causa, Tou and your
tMMea of tha "Standard Oil" Amalga-J
LmatedV City ., bank "Big Three ' inaur
mma nm np.rr tbi iu wvu. At
tack upon the . publle, or Individual
mamhera. of the Dubllo.' been known to
come out In thn open, but have always
utade your cowardly attacxs wnera you
aura It waa-aafe.'. " '
Therefore I make you the following
offer: If you, the- recogniaed mputh
plece of the "Standard -Oil." Ita leading
orator, a man so thoroughly versed In
..kii iaimatlon aa to stand in
very front ranks - of tha great publlo
speakers of- thla country, "wit) meet me
n PatiAUU nan. idi crmuio ul ..
mwt fma aneech. meet- me. the
layman, who haa never delivered a pub
llo address, ana in era arum mo
and the cowardly vlilalnlea of your em-
i..ia within 14 daya of the aasault
you are to make upon me in the house
of your friends tonight, I will pay over
to the Journajiauc "
11,000. and If you oecwe urn n
wo will raise a lurui.r j
i n Iha .halL I think W
..ia mmmiiv ralai7 tho entire fund of
aa ana hv anrh moana. If you Will
bring along ywur talented colleague from
the west,- Mr. jscxeis, wo mucn iu.
mrA t von wish. I will consent to
k... .v.rv ticket In tha ball sold to ydur
friends and I will as no oaaa mil. v
reply towhat you win amy. - , .
xi ue Rack, will you dare to help
thla good cause and Incidentally give tha
neonle on- honest chanca to learn, .th
truth Tou have made onslaughta Oh
me In public addresaea where I have had
no opportunity to anawer. In your last
-aaJI.. . ptiiiadainhla you called me
eMniiMi raker." a - wiiu run-mv
m.i.v" In'anlte or your wages
M..-i.t on" von aurelv will not prove
yousaelf so cowardly aa to do thla and
not accept my propoaltipn.
I will a.walt your anawer in m
porta which I . will reaa tomorrow bi
tha tnmiraftce neoole. '
WHAT LAWSON SAID.
Text of tha Artlcl Wales Sag Stirred
' . ITp Bokals and Beak. . '
- Thla I Mr Lawaon-s a,rtlcl In the
March number of EveryWj'i Mar'
aln-whlcbhs aUrred op Bckela and
BmW' . . ' - ' v.
"During the Cleveland administration
there developed, a financial phenome
non,' James H. Bckela, comptroller of
the currency. It did not taka long for
the astute Rogers-Morgan-MCCall clique
to ae that thte young man s knowledge
Of finance- In connection with hla gov
...ntai V noaltlon might prove a
dangerous obstacle to their machine if
ha war not captured. It wm not long
1,1 wa Matured. - V
"I met Mr. Bckela-during the Cleve
hnnii nerformanca I need not enter
Into deUlla of that axtrsordlnary affair
here, for It Is one of the sore spots in
recent American history Briefly, the
administration at Waahlngton attempted
to laaue 1100,000,000 government bonds
and deliver them tm a snap aal to the
System." The New Tork World began
a crusade against the transaction, and
waa ao aucoaaarui jb in gmmm
tlon was compelled to offer the Issue
t th oublla through competitive bids.
The fHlt the-, bonds fetched many
more million for the government than
ir tha deal had been allowed .to. Blip
along the . ways th "Syatem-
.M for It.' " ' , ' 1
-t remember well the seen at the
opening of th bide. It was In the
rnlted Stat treanury at Washington,
CContlnued n Pag Two.) v
v . tJowrnal Special Barvlee.)
New Tork,, Feb.i tl Mra.
Flora -WUder - of Philadelphia,
says ber late husband was a
wealthy- counln of Marshall P.
Wilder, the humorist. Is going
to su Charles Henry : Jerome,
. who declares he told ber he waa
a cousin of " District Attorney
; Jerome,, for breech of promise
of ' marriage. Mrs. Wilder con
; ducts an apartment ' house in
Philadelphia. V. .
Mi's. Wilder says. aha has a
trunk full of passionate letters
' from Jerome. His wooing -was
. a remarkable proceeding. - One
half : hour after ha became ao
qualnted with her at the Hoff
man. house ,..ha . propoaed mar
riage. 8be waa In no haate.
however, - and Induced him to
postpone the Wedding. Now he
v haa failed, she says, to keep hla
promise to marry ber.
h m 27rN r . ; yi - v
I.Ik. ill v t , a jm.. J - .:,.
iv ) (r j
Prince Louis of Ba&rNthtw of.Edvrard VII of England, Conirnan4ins; Squadron of .the Fastest
V 'British truisefs:Which Will Visit the United States. The Flagship Drake Is Also .Shown.v - , -
THUG'S VICTIM IS
Abraham Bachtold, Almost Killed
Saturday; Night, Worth ;
' Half Million Dollars. v;..
DETECTIVE ON TRAIL:
- . :OF HIS ASSAILANT
Aged Peddler Known as Crazy
Charley Owns . Ranches,
, Vineyards and Houses, y .
Aided by letectlves Snow, Kerrigan
and Haitroan, Folio. Sergeant- 81 over
Is leaving no atone unturned In the ef
fort to apprehend tha. thug who brutal
ly assaulted and robbed Abraham Bach
told at Oatman station,' on te Wood
stock -car 4lne, Saturday night and left
him for dead. A valuable clewttyineir
Identity la said to have been obtained
and a good chance exists that th per
petrators . of the deed will be brought
to. Justice. . ' '. '" .
To tth astonishment or trr .ponce.
their ' Investigation haa incidentally
brought out the fact that Bachtold, or
"Craay Charley.1' aa he. la Known t nis
neighbors, is worth probably, half a
million- dollare. Thla waa discovered
through papers found at the maa'a
cabin.' That the robber were aware
of hla wealth la shown by their taking
a numbed of papers of value with them
after laying their victim insensible at
their feet. ,' .- i" i
BachtolA owns a large farm In Florida,
a large fruit ranch In California, . a
valuable timber claim In this State and
aaveral na reels of realty at Mt Tabor.
He t believed ' to have 'considerable
money burled In th vicinity Of his nut.
and Is reported to have alwaya carried
from 110 to ttOO.In hi pockets. De
spite hla wealth, he live In squalor jind
weara clothtng or tno cnnpni aino, oiu
and ragged with hard service. . , .
Th poll'" nve learned that Bach
told left hla horse and wagon at the
Standard 'atable. proceeded from there
to a Japanese restaurant and then to. a
Japan barber shop, where lie ' waj
shaved. He visited no saloon; he In
formed the detective that . h never
drinks.- i '
- It haa. also. been- learned that, Bach-
'CContlnued oa Pag Tw4r.
' ;V r'l..;-" ') "i:Ar?'"':f .''.'s.-y-'
i" ' -e It . v;1 j
ll : ; - vf -i v
Of- . in asuasir. wr.
Ill ' ' " A
I Lfl t ' f V.
WILL EVEN THAT SAVE IT?
It is becoming i n'creeasinglsr ervl
dent that nothing but red inK will
save the Telegram from' land in
the scrap- pile at.the. foot : of ..the
journalistic hill. ( Even red ink may.
rnot save it. but without tho ; jgory
: foretop it surely Hasn't the shadow
of a show. , This may be accepted as
-a straight and-well meant tip."
M AY CAST
Where there will be-no ether election
held thla year, temperance workers will
not recommend a local option vote.
- At a meeting of th standing commit
tee of-the Anti-Saloon league' and the
Stat Prohibition Alliance of : Oregon,
held laat evening lnthe rooms of the
Toung vMen'a Christian association, this
decision waa reached. . The action of
the committee doe not bind absolutely
all prectneta, -cltlea nA counties of the
state.: aa the Initiative can be taken and
the. work carried out Independently, but
the fact that th atate organisations
advocate thla coura will no doubt jprov
effective In preventing local option eleo
tlona where no vote la -taken on other
matters.- - . ' ""' ' " ''
Th Joint committee of the two ac
tlv temperance organisations has been
discussing thla action for some tlma
A majority sentiment aeemed to have
beeir-gloBt . Incurring - extraordinary
erpenaea in the cause. The opinion of
prominent- worker all over . .the. atate
haa been sought, with the hop. of taking-
such- course a would meet with
general approval and strengthen -the
cause. . Thes'4l aeemed tb think It not
beat to hold dependent electlona for
local option, rand auch. recommendation
was mad Uat) evening. The vote will
be communicated to alV' precinct, city
and county ortranlaatlrma Immediately.
. When th Jaro'-blIl was up at Sa
lem, one of the common ' argument
aasds-4n Its', behalf was. that .JroalbK
v' . M ; V':' :AiT-nT ::';'.vi mVwi v i ir. ::ninir
n i ' r;-
1 . - - i i
(r I vf ' 1 1 r- ' V.
N Q VOTE .
tlonlats would hold eiectlons sverywher
throngfibut th state In-June.. .Tha cost
of the (election provided ' In . the Jayne
bill would have been 140,900 to $60,000,
and, Jn ' overriding ; th ,.aconomy argu
ment advanced, thoiliqnor Interests per
sisted that their measure would not add
to . the ezpens , that . would , be . forced
upon the state by 'the prohibitionists
themselves. . Th action of last'evening.
taken after defeat, of the Jayne bill, la
accepted aa proof that tbe temperance
element will not take radical action, . - 4
Th members of th Joint committee
attending the meeting elected O. M. P.
Jamteson,- of -th Antl-Sevloon league,
chairman. andlB. te Paget, secretary
of the meeting. Other attending were
Frank McKercher. Lr It Amoa, H, W,
Stone, E. H.'J. McAllister, T. & Jlo
Danlel. - Rev. EJ. Nelson Alien, Samuel
Ctmnellvand E. O. Miller.
City Attorney I A. MrNary haa been
requested by Mayor Oeorg H. Wll
llAOia to bring action tn theclrcult oourt
to enjoin County Clerk- Fields from pro
ceeding wUh-.th e regiatration -of
voters for th spring election. Mr.'Mc-
Narr said that ha weald fll th peti
tion within three days. It Is expecUd
that the Judges. Who will be asked to
sit en banc In th case, will render their
decision within two weeks. Mayor Wll-
llama 'nays an ejection under th direct
primary law will cost is.oos.. : .
1 itLL LAND LIC UlilClI
I " . ' w- .- ''-'.' 'I , ' V '--
Southern Oregon " Com
pany Is Not Compelled
to Transf er Acreage
JUDGE BELLINGER'S -
Sustains Demurrer to Suit to
Compel Corporation to Dis
., pote of Acreage, and
Deals Counties Blow.
i ...... ..... ..
Settlers of Coos and Douglas counties
cannot compel th Southern Oregon com
pany to sell any or all of It loo.ooo
acres of roaa-grant land at th maximum
flgur of I1.S0 an acrr '
Judge C "B, Bellinger f tb-rderai
court so decided thla m&rnlngi A de-
mnrrv to th aufflclancy oft the com
plaint filed In th suit of U K Nlcholla
vs.-the Southern Oregon company waa
th .form In which th case reached an
early climax. Nlcholla had brought
teat ease, on behalf of a large number of
settlers, detnaoidlnf that th company
aell him 100 acres at f2.t0 an acre, ac
cording to th provisions of th original
grant for road construction. .
The court held that Nlcholla waa not a
beneficiary In the original act, and there
for waa not a proper party 10 a auu
aeekihg to establish that th provisions
of th a-rant had not been fulfilled. In
addition th court decided that th trans
fer of thia land with the apparent sanc
tion of th granting power, and the lap
of time alnc the original grant-waa
made, precluded recovery at this thn
and In th manner sought, by to plaint
iff. -. ...... ' t
Property estimated to be worth more
than 11.000,000 is involved.' If th South-
f.iMnMfiv.-' In . h lr.h-tfiliJah
Smith la th principal owner, bad to aell
for I3.S9 an acre, th tract wouia ne
worth 1:50.000. but If . the holding com
pany la permitted to sail at a figure
which th timber resources Would rea
sonably bring at thla date, it Is said that
th prlc wiir range from $10 to $40 an
acre" for lb1 ntlr tract.
' SioVt Coos Ooaaty. .
Th docialon' will be a heavy Wow to
Coos county, it Is said, wher th big
company has a vast area-sealed up, and
will not develop It or sell to others who
would do so.""'
Judge Bellinger's decision follows:
"By sn art of congress approved
March I, ISO, there was granted to th
state of Oregon land to aid In the con
struction of a military wagOn road from
Roaeburg in thla atata to th navigable
watera of CooS Bay. The grant con
talned thla provlalon: "Provided, fur
ther, that th grant of land hereby,
made shall be upon th condition that
the lands shall be sold to any, person
only Ik quantities not gTeatertHan a
quarter of a section and a.t a price not
to exceed $2.60 an acre.'
. "October M, 170, the atat of Oregon,
by act of legislature, granted tbe land
In queatlon . to. the Coos - Bay Wagon
Road company, and this company built
tha road,, In aid of which th lands were
granted. Thereafter, and on June Is.
1S74. congress paased an act to- au
thorise the Issuance of patents for landa
granted th state of Oregon in certain
cases.' ln-terma as follows:
"Whereas. certain lands hav here
tofore by act of eongreas, been granted
to the atate of Oregon to aid in con
struction of certain military wagon
road 4n said state, and there exists no
law providing for the Issuing of formal
paten ta for said lands; therefor, be it
enacted by the senate and house of rep
resentatives of tho United states or
America, in congress assembled, that in
all cases when tbe- reads In th aid of
th eonatruction of -which , aaid lands
wer granted, are shown by tha certifi
cate of th governor of th atat of
Oregon, aa in said act provided, to
hav constructed and completed, pat
ents for aaid land shall -issue In due
form to the state of Oregon as raai aa
th same shall, under said grants, be
affiartad and certified. tiniaa.h atat
of Oregon shall by publlo . act ; bar
transferred its interests in aam amn
to any corporation or corporations. In
which case the patent shall Issue from
ha nmml land office to such corpora
tion or corporations upon their payment
nt tha ixiraaaarv sinenses inereoii pro-
-vided. that this shall nt be construed
. ' .. , M i aIwaaiIv
to- relieve any in '
plred, nor to creat new rights of any
kind except td provld for issuing pat
ent for lands to which the Stat 1 al
ready; entitled.; i - ". "
- Pin narauanc of this act. patents were
Issued to the Coo Bay Wagon Road
company for th granted landa Tbe
defendant company has succeeded In title
to 10,000 acre In on body of th lands
aa natented. through mesne conveyance
to th Southern Oregon Improvement
company, and from them through sale by
master In chancery, and It haa sno
eaariad - throurb - mesa conveyances t
tha nniMtr of auch landa -
-It to contended for the plaintiff that
th grant In queatlon ta In effect anuffer
to sell the general landa 4o aid In buUd
rng th road mentioned. In quantltlea cf
not more than a quarter of a section to
any on person, St - an "cr". ana
th.t tha title acouired by th stat waa
upon, this trust and that th conveyance
by th stat or ina wma
Kn violator! of th trust which ta placed
upo such lands In the bands of th de
fendant company, ana inv
-m continue to exist until It la executed
in accordance with th terms of th
granting act, by th sal of the- grant
lands in onantltte to single purchasers
Coi--" - m Pag Two.) . y
Mr. Flegel Says Hunt
Was in Saloon After
One o'CIock. -
CHIEF KNOWS SALOONS "V
ARE BREAKING THE LAWS ,
In Letter to General Beebe Court
oilman Asserts It Is Common
Knowledge That Police Are
" Aware of Violations '
"Chief of Folic Runt waa In th AK
caaar saloon; in th north and, som timet
ago, after 1 o'clock In th tatornlnV said
Councilman A. F. Flegel today., "H
went there with on of his officer to
see lr ta place was open. H round ii
open, but he mad no effort to arrest tha,
"More than that," continued no; -enter
Hunt know other saloons are violating'
the law. ' Nearly all th smaller placeai -
are closed after 1 o'clock, but many oC
th larger saloons are running- latar.
Barkeepers go to work at it o'etock
men crowd th aaloona. and women dot
box-rustling after I o'clock. , Chief Hunt
RU UIUVIW flaw UVUUH w .
from the place.
"Of course, th front doors of th sa
loons ar closed after 1 o'clock In th
morning, but anybody who desires can
secure admittance. It Is absurd for hlra
to make-the statement that no saloons .
ar conducted contrary to law."
Qn. Charles F." Beebe ha interested
hlmaalf In tha aircuaatlona aKainat Chief
Hunt mad by Mr. Flegel in th council
meetrng laat Wedneaday. . He feela that
if conditions war auch ' aaudeacribed
they would xeCect aeriously on tho ad
ministration of the polio department.
He baa asked Mr. Flegel for Information
regarding th statements. -
air. W KKBI BUI uwyumi vi,alllns -
Oeneral Beeb. . From th correwpond
one which has passed between them It
I. annarant that ha haa but little faith
I n I. 'haTIm mmmlulnmr'li HMMlr -tn
change the existing erdeiwof - things.
General Beebe'a lettea, dated February;
16. follower ,-
"My dear sir: I not In th report
of the meeting of the city council yes
terday afternoon that you wer repre
sented as saying that you wer reliably
Informed that th chief of nolle knows
U - Ma a H Mn aftAP Itnil TM. and
that, aa a' matter of fact, you know;
that his men go into aaloona after
hours, and that you also ,knowthat th
m. maIIma hlmM!f "naa . hMa int
saloons after hours. . . .
"As , these condition. If they exist
would reflect seriously 'Upon tha ad
ministration of th police department
I am very anxious to be Informed of tho-
,kla M.MflMl aiwl 1 will aat .
under great obligations If yon wlll!
kindly advise me fully with reference
t th. matlar.. arlvrna- all detail B8
specifically and exactly as may be
possible, in order to afford m an op- .
portonlty to investigate lam cuvum
stance, and have th necseaary neas-a
urea Instituted to correct the eondl
Oons, should, they exists as alleged
Very respectfully, 1L";
i HARt.ES V. BE15BB."
Cooncllman Flegsl replied as xoltowaV
i "My dear general: I hav yoor letter
th city Friday afternoon. In regard t A
my statement In. the council that I waa,
Informed that th chief of polio know,
that saloons ar open after hoars, XI
tw Imm tn advlaa von that I am SO
Informed, and hav no . doubt that I
could prove It to any Impartial board.,
tn anv Mmrt. that . w hav such.
knowledge, and that th saloons remain
open- with, his eonaent.
"My atatemn( that he and. hla men
had been in th saloons or tbia city arter.
1 o'clock a. m. and befor t o'clock a;
m. was not for, the purpose of criticising
them for having been 'there;- bat t
bow that th aaloona were open dur-1 .
lng- th prohibited time, and that It was a
a matter of common knowledge and
common consent on th part , of th
"I do not believe it possible to bring"
Information befor th police ton.1
mltte or tb mayor which would chang
th existing order of things hv regard
to th saloons remaining open after l';
O'clock s, nu and If I had hot thought
so I would hav preferred charges, and -substantiated
them by proofs long era
thhv. Tours very truly,
- "A. Fs-FLEOKV
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run xf ooAiuro. . -
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CopTVhsrenr- Feb?-!.-Th Russtss ,
third Baltlo flt 1 today coaling near
the Skaw. preparatory to proceeding on
It Journey to th far at.
SENATE ABANDONS ALL
, 4. - q
a, . - (JmtmI gperlat Serrle.) f
'Washington, Feb. i- Th
death 'knell of railroad rat
legislation in th senate for thla
aeaaion was sounded today whn
Senator Klklna, chairman of th e'
commute on Interstat cm- 4 ;
marc, an th floor f the ' -
ate, practically r" f
tic that all ' i
oned and I' '1 '