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VOL. IV. NO. 251.
PORTLAND, OREGON, J SATURDAY. ; EVENING, . DECEMBER ' 23, ,1905 SIXTEEN ..PAGES.
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' ARMY' MUTINY
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Linievitch Wires Government That, . He : Is
Powerless to Control Eastern Situation v
: With;-Hal"f; HisCVForce-ih " Revolt;
artillery; at Moscow revolts, .
BLOODY BATTLE IS IN PROGRESS
Desperate! Fighting, in
. Lithuanians lnvade;
:: ;Country ta
. 1-Uonraal BpecialJerrlct .1
Petersburg. - lJecu. 23. A message
Moscow statea that, all tha ar-
batterlea stationed there mil
today. Barricades - hava been
, on , Tverakala street. Rovolu-
tlpnlsts are holding them while making
. repeated attacka on tha police, Cossack
and. dragoons, .roopa are using - ma
- china guns. There has . been a . heavy
loaa of life, the streets are strewn with
r corpaea and ' literally running . with
blood. i ". " , ? '(
It Is reported that Idnlevitrh has tel
egraphed tha -government that half of
nia army. 260,000 men., have mutinied
and 'tha ha la utterly powerless. to pre
vent the excesses of the soldiers. The
rioting 5s occurring constantly (and. tha
troops are defying all attempts to con
trol them, clamoring for' ar speedy-' re
turn, for payment of wages, for better
- food -and -warmer, elotbin,
'-r Conflict la nomeowrrJ
"A dispatch from Moscow statea 'that
the situation--hes not -bean relieved.
' Strong guards patrol the streets and ma-.
- chine guns are being shotted lata post-
tint). Tvooa-surrounded a- schoolhouMe
whcrn the workmen were meeting ami
fired blanks.. Tha workmen returned
the flra and tha artillery opened and
forced surrender. Small conflicts ln'th
atresia are numerous. i.-
Only in the capital , has' tha govern
meftl got - the altuatlon- comparatively
well In hand.., A j few factories, sre
working, the employee refusing to leave.
The city : resembles an armed camp.
. Cossacka patrolling . all the pricplpal
atreets. At intersections machine guns
have been placed and .are. ready for
.. actions -.
'The Inaurrectlon In the Baltlo prov
lnces has extended to Esthonla, where
.tha Russian ofnclala have been driven
out. Tha workmen and railroad em
ployes hava Joined tha strike. Every-
Insurance Magnate Brings Writ
ten Accounting From Chief :
Lobbyist Hamilton. V 7'
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New Tork. Dec JS. John C. McCall,
- gon of th New' Tork Life president, ar
rived from Europe this morning. . lie
refused to talk but gave a written state
ment to tba effect that ha had brought
a detailed and "explicit statement from
Andrew Hamilton, lobbyist of the New
York Life, now 111 la France, covering a
period of 10 years of h) connection with
the company. ' Ho aatd'that he could not
"Make It buMKmnttr irTiad "been pre
aented to tna committee. j- . v'
McCall stales that be found Hamilton
a very sick man' and totally Unable to
- mnke the Journey at this time, in proof
of which he produced a physician's cer
tificate. When aaked whether he be-
Ileved tha stories current that Hamil
ton never Intended t return to Amer
ica, ha stated that he did not believe
them, as Hamilton had assured him
that only his Illness prevnta hla re-
turn. -.'' -
Kor many yeara Hamilton haa been
-chief lobbyist, not only-fortha:New
York Life, but for other Insurance con
cerns aa well, and practically handled
the Albany end.of the Insurance com
panies, maintaining (in office both there
and In New Tork. He also looked after
Joint Interests In many of Jha western
- targe auma of money were advanced
Hamilton by President McCall without
' vouchers eyer having been returned or
any account made of the "usages to
which the money was put., except that
- 4 -11 ha4 to nrevent vicious legisla
tion ot procure favorable legislation.
Nor was any accounting ever a"kd for
'bv "tha com Dsn v. Ir.aiUnBch as Presl-1
dent McCall advanced these 'loans-
without authority, .ia trustees have de
cided to hold him responsible, and Unless
, Hamilton . returns a - sum aggregating
1260,000 by tha first cf the year, McCall
- must make good the amount.- "
CASTRO REFUSES TO
v RECOGNIZE IAIGNY
Ilrnnl liwhl Imln r
Tsrls, Dec. .it. .The Venesuelsn dlf fl--equity
Is likely to be opened because Presi
dent Csstro refuses to recognise Talgny,
the French fharge d'affaires, who waa
expelled front that country some Urn
; Barricaded " Streets
Vitebsk to Annex
tltl ax ia.doaed at RevaLTha Insurgents
have raptured Frederlckatad und. are
besieging Kreusburg. Tha rebels hmve
alao captured Golingen, In the province
of Courjand. " ,:
- Utaaaalaaa Invade Busala. '
It la reported that . thousands ' . of
Lithuanian have invaded tha Vitebsk
province - and are encraged In aaoklna;
and burning the Russian and Pollvn ea
tates, Revolutionist hava axpraseed
tha detanninatlon toaelaa the St. Pe
tersburg A W'araaw railway and annex
Rejltaaa and Lutsin district! ' to the
Lithuanian ' republic ""
Tha emperor and hla cabinet last night
reached a final decision ' over the. elec
toral ; -law. 'J deciding -against;, universal
suffrage. It Is persistently i-umored
that the .terrorists - hava : sent word to
the caar warning him to leave Russia.
4-He was sdvlsed-for hla own aaka as
well , as hla family's- to- leave-the-eoun-try.
at once. . The warning stated .that
It waa not desired to harm any member
o tha Imperial family, but' tha revolu
tionists could not longer be retiponalble
far tholr safety.- The, caaf ta -heavily
guarded, la the palaoe, which- lir sur
rounded by ormtdable array of troopa.
The seriousness of the situation In
tha Caucasus - has beea conftrmed offi
cially. ' General Hal ma -has succeeded
In establishing armed quiet at Elisa
beth pol. -I if II is reasonably quiet. Five
hundred cltisena - were given' arma . and
aided In restoring order.- . , .
A correspondent wires that tha police
headquarters at Moscow have been de
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stroyed by.'bombs. .fierce fighting. la
In progress s the adjacent barracka. '
It la violent at HL Petersburg this
afternoon and rlota are frequent. Many
workmen hava been killed by Cossacka.
Wltte haa Invited the. semstvost to
elect a consultative , committee , to as
sist him In restoring order... . . ...
WALSH WILL KEEP
All Properties.to Be Under Joint
Management Akron Gas
- Company Goes Under. ;
- (Special. Dispatch ta The Josrssl.)
Chicago, 111.. Dec. II. All of John R.
Walsh'a railroad properties will remain
aa, at present except they will be under
the Joint management of Walsh and tha
clearing-house committee. . All syndi
cate offers for the' road hava been re
fused. The Information la given out to
day at tha Chicago National bank that
Walsh haa begun - the , management of
hla railroad interest;- 1 -
The- Akron -Gas -company,-f -which
John U- Walsh Is the-prlnclpai owner,
at Akron, Ohio, want Into. the hands of
a receiver' thta morning. A coal com
pany with a claim of $5,70(1 waa th
petitioner. ' A. B. Ell beck, manager of
the gas plant, was named aa receiver.
The plant will continue to operate.
ROYAL ARCANUM MUST -k
MAINTAIN ORIGINAL RATE
i. Uoerssl Special garrlc.)
New York. Dec 31. In the suit ot
Jamea Lawrence Moek against the su-
'pretne council of tha Royal Arctnum to
compel It to maintain the original rata
of assessment and prevent It from
carrying a new system of Increased
rate into effect, 'Justice Oaynor "today
gave Judgment fof the plaintiff with
costs. Tha court declarea the protested
amendmenta are void because they
change Uie contracts of the members
with tha organisation. m t .
OFFERS WIFE MILLION
1 JO KISS AND MAKE UP,
(Joerssl Special Service.)
Pltfsburg, Pa., Dec. S3. Ther.
ra. Ia to
be peace In the Corey family. .'"W- E'"s
Corey, acting upon th advice of hla
father, who haa been acting aa peace
envoy In tha Corey troubles, has offered
his wife, Mrs. Laura Cook Corey, tl.pOO.
000 aa a Christmas present If she will
absndon her 'Intention of securing a di
vorce and haa assured her through hla
father that ha haa broken with- Mabel
Oilman, the-actress. ' He also 'promise
to make av will naming their son Allea
s the sole , htr. , Mrs. Corey baa ac
cepted the offer according to reliable
Information and la now at- the horns of
Alfred A. Corey, father of tha president
of th steel -trust.
SERUM FOUND FOR
cine Effectually Checks Tu
INOCULATED LIVESTOCK .,-
ESCAPE WHITE PLAGUE
Profe'sdf "BeBflnf; pernonstrates ,in
France . Success of , ' Theory- to
Scientists ' Unvsccinated Cattle
Contracted Disease. : ! :
tfoarnal Special Serrlce.) ' , . .. .
. Parla, Deo. i3. Dng a aeries of ex
tensive experiments with a quantity of
bovo-vaocine. sent by Professor Behrlng,
tha serum expert, for use at a gathering
of tha most - eminent physicians i of
France, at Melun. It. waa demonstrated
that the . serum prevents tuberculosis
among cattle.' - Tha . experiments con
ducted at Melun, It ta tha general belief
of tha doctors present, constitute the
greatest ste"p yet taken toward tha dis
covery of a aerum and cur for tuberou
tnsls among ha man beings. The doctors
have, pronounced the experimenta , at
Melun absolutely conclusive.
Under the supervision of Professor
Vallee of Alfort r Medical college- and
Secretary Rosslgnol . of the Society of
Veterinary- Burgeons, 40 ' head of cattle
were .procured and a, number. of these
were . Inoculated - , with . bovo-vacclne.
These,'Wlth.a number, of others not vac
cinated, were placed among, still, other
cattle already afflicted with pulmonary
tuberculosis. . ,
The unvacclnated cattle contracted the
disease, . while those Inoculated with
bovor vaccine proved to bo Immune. Then
tha experimenta were repeated, but this
time. to demonstrate fully the power of
bovo-'vacclna by Inoculation' Instead of
mere contact. . , -, . . '
TO BE COURTMARTIALED
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'.n' ' , (Joarnal Special Bemee.) "
.. Annapolis, Md., , 23. Midship
man Trenmore Coffin, Jr.r of Carson
City, Nevada, will be placed on 'trial
next -week for basing Midshipman' Jor
dan P. Klmbrough of Oermantown, Ten
nessee. . It is alleged that accused' com
pelled Klmbrough to stand on his head
until he waa unconscious. '
". - '- BCallory Coavlotaav -"' ' - f.- ; '
(Cpectai lhipt-h to The Jonrnal.)
lilllsboro. Or., Dec. ' 2. Th Jury' In
tha case of S. T. . MaTTory, who'was
charged ' with ' a 'Statutory Offense for
eloping with the wife of Mr. Willis of
North Yamhill, brought in a verdict of
guilty .-after deliberating -! minutes
yesterday. Tha couple were arrested in
Jamea Lea, who was convicted afew
days ago of IsrceViy. haa been aesttenced
o two years' imprisonment,!
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A Street in Kfonstadt After a Battle. Between Troops
WILL OF AMANDA . W. REED DECLARED
VALID BY CIRCUIT COURT ' .
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Judge Webster Unanimously Upheld Opposition Will Carry
Fight to Supreme Court, Where FewMonths May Set- ' ;
' tie Celebrated Xase- Victors Congratulated, i ' '
For the. second ' time a judicial de
cree haa upheld tha validity of tha will
of lira Amanda W. Reed, bequeathing
nearly 11. 600,000 "for the establishment
of a great educational Institute In Port
land.' Three. Judges of the cireult-wurt
unanimously confirmed this morning
tba decision of Judge Webster of th
county court, whereby tke will was sus
tained and the claima of the contesting
California helra were-rejected.-
Property valued at approximately
$1, 600,000 la involved In the contest.
Counsel for the contestants gave notice
of an -appeal to tha supreme court, but
the proponents of the wttt-feel confident
that-that .tribunal will sustain the de
cisions rendered by th two lower
courts and that lifted Institute will re
tain lr.tact tha magnificent endowment
intended, by the testatrix.
Presiding Judge Fraxer of the ell-cuff
court stated this morning that It waa
the unanimous opinion of the three
Judgee before whom the esse had been
argued that the will waa valid and that
tha decision of tha county court must
be sustained. - He added that tha rea
sons for this conclusion, will b set
forth In an opinion which will- be filed
later. W. M. Gregory of counsel for
th California helra Immediately gave
notice of an appeal to tha supreme
court, i -n . - .
.Martin '.Winch, .tha. executor of .the
FEAR NATIVES HAVE SLAIN
No Word Heard From Professor
, Frederick Starr, Now In Dark- '
est ; Africa,, for ; Weeks. ; '
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' ' Joerasl Spedsl , Serviea.t
Cbjcago,- Dee. . It. Grave -feara-t are
entertained at the. University of 'Chi
cago -for Professor Frederick Starr,; the
celebrated -anthropologist" No word baa
been received from-' him 'since - ha ' left
Gibraltar Tot tha heart of Africa, mora
than two months ago, accompanied only
by a Mexican boy. . Ha Intended visiting
many, eavstre tribes,, among them tha
pygmiea and cannibals, and It la feared
that ha haa been slain by tha savages.
Ha proposed penetrating tha native vil
lages of tha Congo Free State and waa
tha second white man to make tha des
perate venture. '
Professor Starr planned 'to return "to
civilisation In January, 1807. Members
of the university faculty aald they had
abandoned tha hope of aeelng Professor.
Starr again. He has had ample time to
communicate with friends from Ieo-
poldsvllle, which point -he must have
left six weeks ago at the latest.
Journal Annual TODAY
t J t
will and one of the trustees of Reed
Institute, and Rev; T. L. Eliot, another
nf - th tmitMii. w.r. nrn.nt In the
nmrtmmn hn iha Haclalnn mmm n -
dered, and both-wra heartily eongrata -
laiefU,, Beuatox Joseph slmsa and JuOae
M. Ia Pipes have appeared In defense
of the will In both the county and tha
circuit courts, tha contestants being
represented by W. M. Gregory and Judge
Gibson ot Los Angeles.
The contest turned upon the question
of tha residence of Mrs. Reed at the
time of her death. It waa claimed . by
the California helra that she waa a real
dent Of that atat and that as a necessary-
consequence the California atatuta
restricting charitable bequests to one
third of the estate must govern. Mar
tin Winch, the executor. Insisted on th
other hand that Mrs. Reed had never
given up her residence in Portland and
a maaa of evidence waa Introduced to
austaln thla vlew-and to abow that tha
testatrix hsraclf regarded thla city aa
her home. , . . ' -
It Is expected that th appeal to tha
auprema court will be decided within
six or eight months, aa both aldea to
tha contest are desirous of expediting
the case. . Attorneys aay that tha au
prema court'a decision will be final,' aa
there la no ground on Which the ease
could be carried to the United Statea
auprame court. . '' . t . -
ARMOUR FORCED BY LOSSES
. ;T0 QUIT SPECULATION -
Reported Grain Company Adopts
V New Policy Hereafternly
: ; Merchandising Grain. ;
V - . - Moarasl Speetal Berrleat .
: Chicago,- Dec. II. Rumors are being
actively circulated' on tha board of trade
tfiat ' the- Armour Grain, company haa
mA int m,A tiw 'rull mnA wm 1 1 .1 fmm
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thlartlme forward keep out of specula-.
tlon, confining Jt attention to the busl-1
nesa'of merchandising grain. , These re
ports are denied by tha officials of tba
company, :..',. . " ' .'
Some of the reports went so far. as
ta assert that heavy losses had been
sustained by tha Armour concern In tha
fall campaign." The deal waa practi
cally abandoned' last Saturday, when
something like . 8,000.000 bushels were
eold out for the Armour account "Thla
selling waa dona on advance knowledge
of the Walsh bank troubles at tha ad
vice of those In a position to know what
waa transpiring on th Inside of local
financial clrclea. ! ; , ..' v .-
Northern' Pacific Announces Ex
act Location of Columbia and
Willamette River Structures
' ; and Adopts Plans. ', '
VANCOUVER PIER WILL v
FORM ONE APPROACH
Other Bridge WiirjBeJ. Built From
Point Near Drydock and -May
, Have a Lift Instead of a Swing
' Draw, as Port Commission Ob
jects to Latter.- - ;
'" Exact locations 'for both of the' large
bridges to be constructed for giving the
Northern Pacific - and Great Northern
railroads entrance to Portland have
beea.daolded- upon. Tba. Columbia-Civet
bridge will . be erected at. the alte of
the present pier at Vancouver and tba
Willamette river bridge will be built at
the alte announced In yesterday" -Journal,
on . tha Brasea tract. Immediately
above the Portland drydock.
"It haa been decided to erect tha Co
lumbia river bridge where tha old pier
la located at Vancouver and tha plana
nd proposal of the company were, on
Thursday forwarded to the secretary off
war, immediately on receipt or me news
that tha president had signed tha bill
granting a charter, ' aald J. coucn
Flsnders. trustee of tha . Portland .
Boat tie, Railroad eompany.
"The company haa asked th Port of
Portland commission for tha privilege
of erecting the Willamette river bridge
at a point -.Just south of tha Portland
drydock." It la a very excellent crossing.
Tha company nope Jot early action by
tue commission. . ,
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' May Be a Xift Bridge.
Mr. Flanders, with George H. Crosby,
rhlef engineer -of tha f r Paciflo
1 division Of - tha. Northern Pacific,
"' 1U the port comnUsslon late, yee-
f "'""i -"' "'- "
"J" sumpany pre.u,
The . eompany requests permission to
erect a drawbridge - The eommlasion
diaousssd tha matter and It ia under
stood that tha members strongly recom
mended that tba company ' build a lift
bridge Instead of a drawbridge. - Tha
commission la favorable to the general
proposition for a bridge at that location,
but It la argued that a lift apan would
be a structure beat adapted to accom
modation of navigation interests.
Captain Archie Pease, who has had
experience for many yeara aa a river
man, led tha argument in favor of a
lift bridge. He ..aald Ita action waa
quicker and that vessels would be de
layed leaa by the operation of a lift
apan than by a draw apan. Tha com
mission appointed - a committee com-
poeed of Adams, Ainswof th and Drls
coll to call on Major Roesaler of the
U. S. Engineering corps and aak him to
us bis Influence with tha war depart
ment to secure, construction of a lift
bridge, i The committee visited. Major
Roeasler today and tba matter waa dla-
cussed and taken under advisement. ,
Tha propoaed location of tha Wil
lamette river bridge la 1,(00 feet south
of the entrance to tha drydock and
4. too feet north of tha northern ex
tremity to Swan island.
Tint Ball &aldV . 1
Tha Portland ft Seattle Railroad com
pany yesterday laid Ita first rail on th
rout around tha penlnaula to reach the
Willamette river bridge, t Tha rail was
laid at a point where tha aurvey crosses
tha route surveyed by tha O. R. ft "N.
eompany for Ita Bt Johna-Troutdale
extension. A test is to be made In the
court to determine tha conflict of
Interests. Tha O. R. ft N. aurvey
paases In a long, eaay curve around tha
lower end of the peninsula and the route
surveyed for tha msla Una of the
Northern Pacific and Great Northern
runa somewhat atralgbter between the
objective points and crosses th cOfve
in two places. The ground la owned
by the- Northern PaoMsr Tbecourta
are appealed to for a deolslon aa-
wncn eompany shall vacate, or wheth
appealed to for a decision aa to
both shall modify their lines and
parallel to avoid trackage Interference,
wnicn it is conceded would be both In
convenient and dangeroua. "
The bridge alte, which waa purchaaed
yesterday by John Pieraen, president
of the Western Timber company, con
stats of J acres, for which ha paid
125,000. The railroad will pasa below
St. Johns, crosa tha Weyerhauser tract
and follow along tha river bank to the
new bridge alte. There la ample room
for a curve sufficient to permit entrance
to the bridge, end only a moderate cut
will, have to be made to prepare the
right of way. .
Th bridge will ba a single deck, car
rying double tracks. Ther win be no
provision for vehicle or foot travel. The
cost, according to estimates on pres
ent plana, will be upward of , 1,000,000.
Th atructur will be of ateel, resting
on concrete piers, and at right angles
with the. channel, which at that point
Haa a straight run of about 4,000 feet.
U will be alt feet above tha highest
Hood stag known, and IT fset above low
water mark. and. It la Intended that
small craft can pass under th bridge
In ordinary stages of water without
opening th draw.
, At, tha wast end the track will reach
tha present main line by a fonr-degree
curve, and from that point to the city,
a distance of two miles, will come Into
th down-town terminal -with a drop
of only nine feet Construction work
on the bridge will ba commenced as soon
ss permission Is given by the Port of
It la offlolslly atated that an act of
congress IS not necessary In granting
permission for bridging the Wlllnroette
river, all of which atream lies -within
the stst of Oreaon. The maiter nf tit
ration, and questions of obstruction to
navigation, hava 'to be passed upon by
the secretary ot war.
Amalgamated Order of " Peanut
Politicians Still Active Getting
' Out of . Way of Boomerangs
A -That Persist In Returning,
LATEST RAP COMES
FROM JUDGE CLELAND
Throws Out of Court . Petition of
IssJtson, : WhcT Waa Eager for
Bruin's Job -Attempt to Involve)
Pinkerton Agency in Council's Pri
rate Quarrel Not a Success;
.The associated statesmen of the eltj)
hall who are fighting Mayor Lane are)
having hard work to "dodge their own
boomerangs. One more of them cam
hurtling back'among them thla morning
whan Judge Cleland threw out of court
tha petition by which Patrolman Issk-
son' endeavored to oust Police Captain
Bruin from hla office and to hava him
self installed in Bruin's place, .
Captala Bruin demurred. to tba petU
tloa and Judge Cleland held-that under
th - decisions of th Oregon auprema
court there could ba no question that
tha demurrer . muat be sustained. ' Tha
rule was distinctly declared in
reported Jn the 29th Oregon reports.
inis is the third time sine th
nut - politicians entered - on their cam
paign against Mayor-. Lana that . tha
courts have refused to uphold them. . In
two previous decisions, the courts- hava
declared that .City Auditor Devlin waa
aaiary warrants, nrst from the mayors
appointee aa plumbing Inspector,, and
next irom captain Krutn. .The;Isakson
ault waa evidently Instigated, by tha
cabal jot which pvlln ba been a, lead-
mg spirit. ,, . , . ., i.., - .. .
Vp to tha present time tha attack on
the mayor's , administration . baa .Jeeo.
uniformly disastrous to his assailants.
They hava found, themselves, at - the '
wrong end of the gun, , The effort to
bring discredit an the civil. service com
mission haa been notably unsuccessful,
and the conspirators hava been driven
into a species of guerrilla warfare.
Their efforts are now mainly directed
to atlrrlng up strife and dissension in
the police department, and in thla they
hava tha active aid of their nawsDaner
alllee. . ,- - . , . ,
Captain Jamea Nevln a-enerat anna
Intendent of the Portland branch of
Plnkerton'a agency, haa been the nMt
of aoma newspaper fllnga on account of
in ract that ha and Poatmaater John
Mtnto acted aa examiners when Bruin
j and others were examined for appoint
I ment aa police captain. Captain Nev
ins. maaa ui louowing statement today
In reference to tha matter:
"When requested by Secretary lie,
Ph arson ef tha civil kervlc eommla
sion to act aa one of th examlnera at
tha examination of appllcanta for th
position of police captain I did so re
luctantly, aa Plnkerton'a National Da
tectlva .agency or myself ar not and
never aav bean interested in politics
and never required any political Influ
ence in conducting our business. Prior
to meeting Captain Bruin In the examin
ing room tha day of hla examination I
had never met, heard of or aeen him.
and I ao testified under eath In my evi
dence before the Investigating commit
tee. Captain Bruin haa never been an
employe of the pinkerton agency either
directly or indirectly. Prior to th dsy
of examination I had never mat
hipwkwv. to - Mayor Lena and bava never
met or spoken to him sines.
"Touching references to tha Pinkerton
agency being a foe to labor unlona. thta
is untrue. Our agency haa no feeling
whatever agalnat them - and believes
that properly conducted, they are a
benefit to those who belong to them.
We have no right whatever- nor do we .
seek any controversy with th apeclal
policemen. We recognise them aa busi
ness competitors In tha night-watch
service branch of our business, the earn
being separate tnd distinct from a
detective service. Wa rely on the merit"
of our service and hava no Interact In
any Influence governing tha appoint -ment
of the specials." -.-
- , FEES FOR GRAZING
' " (Journal Special Serrlee.)
Washington, Dec. 23. The president '
haa written Secretary Wllaon la aa
proval ot the regulations charglng-a fee '
for graalng on th foreat reacrvea.
THIRTY CENTS A POUND
FOR CHRISTMAS TURKEYS
,t eaaaBsjaBBwi swan
d y-Today th price of. turkey .
-recorded the highest "figure-
a -reached in thla market Uurlng re- '
cent yeara. Early In the-dny
aupplles became so short that
the larger markets advanced e
their price to 10 cent a pound
for fancy stocks and any old
birds were capable of bringing
IS rent. at retail. This aeseon
hies besn art exceptional one In .
thla - rvspecL. --On Thunksalvlng
aupplies were loo- hesvy add
prices dropped snd It sat the
general belief that this wnnM be
tha experlenre fT the hritms 4
trade. Whttn l''.rilnn. rr"
have ehown n a 1 i. . Ihe. runr. .
kets In J-fiii b'r 'tc tiHvm
ilropn'1 n '' ('Hot ot hf y
errlvn (Iitm if , itr n-Jr-i. 1 . .