The Macon Daily Telegraph
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MACON, GA., FRIDAY MORNING, DECEMBER H, 1908
DAILY. $7.00 A YEAR.
NEAR-BEER DEALERS MUST PAY
THE STATE TAX OF $200 A YEAR
DECIDES STATE SUPREME COURT
Payment of flie Tax Was
Held Up Pending De
CASE TO BE CARRIED
TO U. S. SUPREME COURT
V/hile Technically an Atlanta Casa in
Which 115 Deal era Were Plaintiffs.
Many Interested In the Sale of Beer
In Other Cities Joined In the Effort
to Have the Wise Act Declared Un
constitutional—Under Deoislon Deal*
era Liable for Present aa Well aa
Next Year’a Taxes—*100,000 are
ATLANTA. Dec. 10.—The state «u-
pivme court handed down a decision
this afternoon upholding the Wise
necr-beer act. under which all near-
beer saloons must pay a state tax of
*200 n year, and all manufacturers one
of $500. The case will be appealed to
the supreme court of the United
States, but In the meantime the tax
must be paid by dealers and brewers.
Many Dealers Interested.
The decision waa handed down In
the tase carried up by the near-beer
dealers of Atlanta, about 115 In num
ber. it having been Instituted on in
junction proceedings. Payment of the
tax was held up pending tho decision.
Other Cities Joined Atlanta.
While it was technically a local
cose. attorneys representing near-
beer dealers of other cities joined In
the effort to have the measure declared
unconstitutional. In many counties of
the state the tax money was held
pending a decision.
$100,000 Taxes Due.
Since tlio act went into force, less
than $20,000 has been paid Into the
state treasury because of It: Dealors
ore liable, however, for the present as
well as the next year, nnd there should
,1m- paid by them within the next few
days more than $100,000.
Tin- money derived is to go to the
support of convicts.
Meeting At'anta Diocese.
SUMMARY ATLANTA NEfWS.
Supreme court holds Wits
near-beer act to be constitu-
Bishop Nelson addresses con
vention of the Atlanta diocese
of the Protestant Episcopal
Discussion of Seaboard’s pas
senger service between Chair
man S. G. McLendon and the
Last quarterly payment of
pensions to be dnado on return
Atlantic Coast Line first road
to pay taxes.
Young woman alleged to be a
shoplifter not a relative of late
Gen. Gordon as she claimed.
Sale of North Georgia Electrio
were sent to the state treasurer by the
pension commissioner today. Checks will
be mailed out as soon as Gov. Smith ro
ue niRIlQU UU( H UU». Dili.til ,0-
turns to the city and signs the warrant.
They should reach the penal""*—
Saturday afternoon or Monday.
A. C. L. Pays Taxes.
ATLANTA. Ga.. Dec. 10.—The Atlantic
Coast Line was the first railroad doing
business In this state to make its annual
payment of taxes. A ch-ck for $78,000
was deposited with the state treasury by
that company today.
Shoplifter Not e Gordon,
ATLANTA. Ga.. Dee. 10.—Relatives of
tho late Gen. John B. Gordon, residing
here, deny that the woman arrested yes
terday on the charge of attempted shop
lifting, giving her name as Buis Bell Gor
don McNeer. Is a grandniece of the late
Confederate leader. They state that all
the general's nieces are known, and that
this woman could not be one of them.
Buys Gainesville Electric Plant.
ATLANTA. Ga., Deo. 10.-“Elmer Smith,
of the S, Morgan Smith Company, of
York, Pa„ has purohased the property
of the North Georgia Electrio Company.
He ha*/been granted the right to estab
lish poles and wires and furnish power to
factories on the outskirts of the city from
Lho power plants at Gainesville. ■
GOVERNMENT YARDS TO
GONSTRUGT TWO BOATS
WASHINGTON, Dec. 10.—Two of the
submarine boats authorized at tho last
session of congress ahe to be constructed
at one of the government nary yards, If
satisfactory arrangements as to shop
rights for construction ~***
This Is i
of the submarine boat companies i
■ J made. This Is a new depnrturo In naval
ATLANTA, Dec. 10.—The convention ; construction. Tho remaining six boats
♦»•*- 'Upatv diocese of-the Profeat- ] authorised by congress will bo bullt by
nnt Episcopal church was marked by Prijste
th-« annual nddresn of Bishop Nelson,
whkh was delivered this morning, at
the first session, excepting tho one
held yesterday for tho purpose of or
ganization. of the convention. Bishop
Nelson spoke ably of tho future in
prospect for the new diocese. (5. N.
Tyndell. of Marietta. Is serving ns sec'
■tary of the convention.
Atlantic coast. This vessel will be con*
. _ atructed by the Newport News Shlpbulld*
The session this morning was taken lng Company.
. ‘ - - *• * — “ The American Laurentl Company.
up In large part by a discussion of pro
posed changes In the constitution and
canons of the diocese. No conclusions
had been reached when adjournment for
lunch wna taken.
The Rt Rev. F. F. Reese, of the Geor
gia diocese, was present at the sessions
of tho convention held today.
A meeting of the Woman’s Auxiliary
was addressed by Rev. Everett P. Smith,
of New York, educational secretary ot
the board of missions, this morning.
At the regular meeting of the Wo
man's Auxiliary, the officers of the past
'•ear were re-elected for another term.
MIfs Nellie Peters Black la president
nr 1 Mrs. Margaret O’Hear secretary.
Pledges nnd gifts from the Junior
branch showed that $1,000 has been or
will be given from that department to
the cause of missions.
Mrs. R. M. Wall was elected treasurer
to succeed Miss Theresa Griffin. Miss
Edith Engle waa chosen secretary-treas
urer of the Junior Auxiliary, and Mrs.
<\ M. Strahan will • head the babies'
Tribute to Mrs. Julia Miller.
A memorial service was held In honor
of Mrs. Julia Miller, of Augusta, a
former president of the auxiliary. The
following tribute was paid her:
"The Woman’s Auxiliary of the dio
cese of Atlanta share with their slaters
of the diocese of Georgia their loss and
grief In the sudden death of Mre. Julia
Kitchen Miller, our beloved leader and
honorary president Our sorrow Is heavy
over the loss of her gracious personality
and enthusiastic Interest In our coun
cils. and our lose.Is very great In the
deprivation of her able and consecrated
"We beg to pay humble tribute to her
strong character and .ability and wide
spread usefulness. In her home life, a
devoted wife and mother, an Ideal of
dignity and womanliness In her social
life, and earnest and wise worker In the
B rish life of 8t. Paul’s, Augusta, and
»n broadening out Into wider fields of
service In diocesan and general mis
sionary work for the Master’s kingdom,
Mrs. Milter lived a service to the King,
and In the service gave to the world the
rich benefits of her remarkable qualities
of mind and heart. We would dwell
with especial gratitude and love on her
work In the Woman’s Auxiliary In Its
days of organisation and strong devel
opment. As our president her wisdom
and earnestness and gidieroslty were a
powerful Influence In our growth.
"Passed now from the church militant,
God grant her the blessed rest of para
dise and bring us very ' close In the
sweet communion of saints aa we kneel
about God's altar In the worship so dear
to her. praying for wisdom and strength
to continue the work that we have car
ried on together in the days that are
**""The victory of life Is won. Allelulla."
The delegates to the Woman’s Aux
iliary were entertained at a reception
Seaboard’s Passenger Service.
ATLANTA. Ga.. Dec, 10.—Chairman 8.
O. McLendon, bt the state railroad com
mission. wired B. Davids Warfield, of
New Tnrir. and the other two receivers
of the Seaboard Air Line today to aopSac
before the commission on Saturday. D*-
. answer chargee to the ef-
traffic may be Improved. The telegram
is as follows:
"As mwers or managers of the Sea
board Air Line railway, you are hereby
reo"lred to show cause Wore the rail
road commission of Georgia. In Atlanta.
sufficient and proper nassenrer service
on that nett of the Seaboard In the state
of Georgia, and bet wee
and the city of Atlanta
■■■LI The charge Is
• cdlnate the hoef*
rogr patron* In Georgia to the
rettlenee of your through passengers.
(Sign'd > ”8. O. McLIWUON.
Pension Money Rood/.
ATLANTA. Ga.. Dec. IVouchers fet
ho last quarterly payment of poaotono
The successful bidders for the six boats
Tha Electric Boat Company. ..... ...
sets under their 20-A bid. at <450,450
each, and two vessels under their 20-B
Hf at >488.800 each, all four vessels
to be delivered _ .... ,
The Lake Torpedo Boat Company, one
vessel at $410,000 to be delivered on the
the Pacific coast.
^Cramp & Sons Company, of
MR. TAFT LOOKS FORWARD
TO LENGTHY CONGRESS
WASHINGTON. Dec. 10.—That Presl.
dent-elect Taft foresees the possibility of
the prolongation through the entire sum
mer of the proposed extra session of con
gress to revise the tariff, waa developed
today when he refused to positively ac
cept an invitation to attend the next
session of the trans-Mississippi congress,
which is to be held in Denver, Colo., next
August *"* *
committee attending congress, at the
resldenco In this city of Thos. F. Walsh,
president of the congress.
INTERESTS MR. ROOSEVELT
WASHINGTON. Dec. 10.—Of
cnangea many ociween rresiaen
velt and Henor Arosmena, when
ter presented his credentials os
The presentation of the minister,
which was made by Acting Secretary
Bacon, took place at the white house.
Henor Arosmena declared that the peo
ple of hta country could prove worthy of
the boon conferred by the American
government In guaranteeing Its Indepen
dence. by maintaining peace at home
under the rule of the law, and friendly
relations with the other nations by shap
ing Its course according to the public
trautlef principle* «.r int<-riiM<uii;ii
law, by honesty and by Justice.
Ip his reply President Roosevelt told
Mr. Arosmena that he listened with
gratification to the minister’ll assertions
of his government's Intention.
DEBATE PROMISED ON
ARGUED LABOR IS AGAINST THE
MEASURE AND NO DEMAND
WASHINGTON. Dec. It.—What prom-
gun iooay in me nouse or representa
tives over the bill providing for the ap
pointment of a commission of seven to
investigate and arbitrate difficulties be-
‘ >yers and employ so In cases
ie Judgment of tha president,
federal Interest Is threaten-
Qy Involved. It makes law-
■leen employers and employes In cases
.•■ me siF.it f'
ed or actually ■■■
ful. with suitable safeguard*, the kind
of action taken by Preaidant Rocwvett
In connection with the eettlengnt of the
anthracite coal utrifce of 1 HI.
[Exhauetlvji statemenra m explanation
and support of tha hi
M*eera Townaend. (Mich.),
(Tessa), and Coehmn. iN. Y.>. On the
Mn, (All ). Hr.n. (M, y.(, Ktrholl.
ilvnn.i. Mi-! Il.nlr, IT.U.I, thn burdwi
or ihHr M,uow-tn. i*m, tut wh *
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HOT TALK FROM
Handles the Lie Vigorously
in Reference to Canal
NEW YORK, Dec. 10—Wm. Nelson
Cromwell today authorized a statement
which follows In part:
My attention had been called to a
statement Issued by the editor of the
Indianapolis News In which he at
tempts to reply to tho charga made by
President Roosevelt that certain state
ments made In the Indianapolis News
both before and since tho recent elec
tion and relating to the purchase of
the Panama canal by the United States
were false. The president said: "The
News gives currency to the char-re
that the United States bought from
American cltlxena for $40,000,000 prop
erty'that coot these cltlxens only $11.-
000,000. The statement la false. The
United States did not pay a cent of
the $40,000,000 to any American citi
From the statement Issued In reply
by the editor of the Newr I quote tha
following: "The only man who paid
any attention to them'(that la the
criticisms referred to, etc.) waa Mr.
Chat. P. Taft, who did deny that he
was in any way* related to the affair.
We had no word from the president or
Mr, Taft. Tho other men, such as
Cromwell and Morgan, who were be
lieved to have full information In re
gard to ‘the business said noth
ing." • • •
"Not Shadow of Truth.**
We may expect during a heated po
litical contest all kinds of stories which
are not worthy of notice but this one
I wish to denounce In tha strongest
] terms as a lying fabrication without a
.shadow of truth In It. Neither I nor
1 any one allied with me, either, direct
ly or indirectly, at any time, oy in any
place in America or abroad, ever
bought, sold, dealt In, or ever made
a penny of profit out of any stocks,
bonds or other securities of either the
old Panama canal company or tho new
Panama Canal Company, or ever re
ceived for the same a single dollar of
the forty million paid by the United
States. I make this the most sweeping
statement that language can convey.
How Money Waa Paid.
As everybody knows concocted with
the affair, I abstained from receiving
the forty millions in my own hands
nt Washington or New York, as tho
fifteen counsel of the company and
myself arranged for the payment of
the entire forty millions direct from
the treasury of tho United States
through tho bankers of the govern
ment into th.- hank of Fran re at Pans
to the credit of tha liquidators of the
two companies. There It remained
subject to the order of the liquidators
imtlLdistributed by thgqi to.tha hun
dreds of thousands of beneficiaries, and
not ono dollar of It ever came to mo or
any ona In any wise connected wltbl
me. Of course, I do not refer to our
regular compensation as counsel |
The Paris Distribution.
Since the recent publications I hare
made Inquiries In Paris nnd am informed
that the distribution of these monies Is
a matter of public record: that the
amount received by the liquidator of the
old Panama Canal Company has beeni
distributed by him as an officer of the
court to the holders of the obligations of
the old company; that these persons ap
peared In person at the office of the
liquidator to receipt for the monies paid
to them; that they numbered 228,285.
the largest number of Individuals proba
bly ever appearing In person upon a sin
gle business affair, and that the aver
age amount paid was The com
plete ,and detailed record of these pay
ments, together with the names and re
ceipts of every person to whom payments
was made, und the amount of such pay
ment. Is In tho hands of the liquidator
at his offices at 60 Rue Etlenna Marcel,
Paris, which Is in a prominent and fre
quented part of the city near the bourse,
easily found by any one desirous of do
ing so. • • * _ . ,
■my law firm, nor any
one connected with me, ever owned dl8
rectly or Indirectly any share of stock
In the new Panama/Canal Company nor
any of the obligations or securities of
the old Panama company nor nover
bought or aold any of the shares or ae-
cutitles of either one of. aald companies,
nor were directly Or Indirectly Interested
I am also positive that not a man In
public life In America In or out of con
gress ever had the least pecuniary In
terest In the Panama canal.
I do not know nnd never have known
of any American citizen who has ever
dealt In any of the shares of the new
Panama Canal Company or the shares
or bond* of the old company.
The whole story of Americana ot some
American syndicate buying up the Pan-
ama canal securities at a low price or at
any price and then turning them In upon
liquidation at a profit la a fiction and a
concoction. The money of the Ut.lted
States went to France and was distribu
ted to the hundreds of thousands of for
eign owners, noneXof • whom, so far as I
know, were Americans. ^
WAYCROSS, Ga.. Dec. 10—The re
mains of General Fred L. Robertson, a
prominent citizen of Florida, reached
Waycross last night from Tallahassee,
and were carried to tho residence of
hla daughter, MnT. L. D. Joiner, on
Folks street, where tho funeral oc
curred this morning at 10 o’clock. Tho
services were conducted by nev. R.
A. Brown, of the Presbyterian Church
and the Interment waa at Lott ceme
tery. Gen. Robertson wes one of the
most prominent member of th* United
Confederate veterans. He served dur
ing the war on the staff of Gen. Wad*
Hampton. He was recently elected
assistant adjutant general of the
United Confederate veterans. Th©
Waycross camp of Confederate vete
ran! attended the funeral In a body.
Gen. Robertson was also a member of
th* R. P. O. Elks. and th* lodge here
took part In the funeral services.
District K. of P. Meeting.
Th* district convention of Knights
of Pythias waa held here yesterday
afternoon and last night. At night
Chivalry Lodge, of Savannah, confer
red the rank of Knight on three can
didate*. uslnr the long form. Tonight
Wakefield I»dg*. No. 27. of Waycross,
celebrated Its twenty-third anniversary
at th* central • school auditorium, be
ginning nt 8 o'clock. The anniversary
address was delivered by Grand Chan-
re Her John P. Ross, of Macon. Judge
A. O. Gale, of Brunswick, spoke on
"Th.' Good of the Order." "The In
stitution and progress ef Wakefield
L-V was the subject of an address
l.v Mr. V. L. Htsnton. of Wayrrose.
Half Doxen Persons and Score
of. Dogs Bitten Near
ATLANTA, Gl.. nee. 10-A halt dozen
or more persona and a score or more
dogs and other animals bitten and an
entire community panto stricken Is the
reported effect of a mad dog’* rampage
In tho vicinity of Hoschton, Ga..; accord
ing to reports reaching the offlco of the
state board of health.
• 'Among those who fear that they have
been inflicted with the germe of mbles
by the vicious canlno are the following:
Mrs. J. II. McEver. age 45. and he*
two children, Nina, age 11. and Rund,
Guy Roberta, age 11. '
Mrs. India Duncan, age 36.
Mrs. Florle Elrod, of Jefferson, age 17.
The dog In question waa bitten several
weeks ago by another which waa un
questionably suffering from hydrophobia,
and the authorities are coiw dent that
the rase Is one of real rabies.
Attacked While Rescuing Children.
Mrs. McEver was bitten In rescuing
!>' T !: i • ■ 11 CM from the <P<*> > ,
K.'iult*. She and the children i
brought here for examination, but _
turned home for treatment, the .state
board supplying vaccine for them and
OTHER DEATHS FROM
HOLY HELEN ROW
TWO OTHER NAMES TO DEATH
LIST AS RE8ULT TUESDAY’8
KANSAS CITY, Dec. 10.—Two moi
names were added to thn Hat of dead t
a result of Tuesday’s battle between re-
■Shortly before noon today Louis Pratt,
46 years old, the foremost disciple of Jas.
Sharp, died at the General liospltal and
an hour later MIchAcl Mullane, u police
man. succumbed to hie wounds at St.
Joseph’s Hospital. Policeman Albert O.
Dalbow and Lula Pratt died Immediately
after being shot Tuesday.
' Mullane suffered himself to be mor-l
tally wounded becauao ho would not
■hoot a woman. According to witnesses |
he dodged behind a wagon when Mrr.
Sharp attacked him with a revolver, and
though she continued firing he made no
realetance. though he waa armed.
"Good-bye boys. I could have shotVBH
woman." he aald, as he sank to the
pavement pierced by four bullets. ■i
aumed tho title of "Adam God" when
preaching In separate localities.
Sharp, as founder of the sect, held
prior claim to tho title.
Holy Rollers Ordered Away.
SANDUSKY. O.. Dee. 10.—The Holy
Roller organization at Berlin Height*, nl-
inoxt two hundred strong, wns ord*i*<.
disbanded by Irate towns pooplo today
and the organizers, Jacob Hopplngcr and
D. J. C. Deacken. of Buffalo, N. Y.. were
served with notice t<i leave the commu
nity. This action was prompted, It la
said by fear of trouble, due to the Kan
sas City affair. The Holy Rollers throat-
REV, L. A.
EATONTON. Ga.. Dec. 10.—Rev. Law
rence A. Cooper, formerly state evangelist
of the Raptlst home mission board, who
accepted the pastorate of the Eatonton
Flret Baptist church In October, has
tendered his unconditional resignation to
the church after a two months’ pasto
rate here. Mr. Cooper’s resignation
came as a distinct surprliie to hla congre
gation who were delighted with their new
pastor and anticipated a great work un
der hla leadership In Katonton. He le
one of the most active and energetic min
isters ever looated here and la popular
already regardleas of denominational
lln*a. Mr. Cooper, aa stated, was form
erly with the Baptist home mission board
of South Carolina, and came here from
Johnston. He will re-enter the evan
gelistic field with an evangelical associa
tion In Kentucky, and with hla family
will go to the Blue Grasa state early In
February. He recently doellnefi a call
to the pastorate of the Curtis Bap
tist church of Augusta, and all af-
forts to Secure a reconsideration from
the Eatonton church have failed even
after strong pressure.
Uncle Remus’ Birthday Observed.
County School Commissioner W. C.
Wright asked the teachers and pupils
of the county achoola of Putnam to ob
serve yesterday. Joe| Chandler Harris’
birthday, with appropriate exeroisee, and
Interesting exercises were held through
out the county this week. At the Phoe
nix academy, at old Turnwold. a tree
was planted and given th« noted author's
name, after poems, recitations and songs
by the echoo!. Th* Phoenix school Is
right in the shadow of the borne of the
countryman, and many of the old build
ings are still standing, the old printing
office being an old blacksmith Shop.
New Justice of the Peace.
Eaionton’s last election for 1808 oc
curred Saturday and though th* office
was a small one. Interest did not lng.
Mr John C. Allen succeeded former
lltla district of Eatonton. Mr. Allen Is a
llct eh excellent admltUstiptlon of
VERDICT OF 11,944
A. B. & A.
J. 8. 8UMNER WIN8 8UIT FOR
DAMAGE IN L088 OF GINNERY.
TIFTON, Ga.. Dec. 10—A verdict of
$1,944 was today awarded J. H. Sum
ner In hla suit agalnat the Atlanta,
Birmingham and Atlantic Railway Co.
Suit was brought to recover from the
Toes of g ginnery alleged to have been
burned by the compahy'a engine at
Urbana. and the amount nought was
Th* plaint Iff waa represented by F.
G. Boatwright, of Cordele; Claud* Pay-
ton. of Bylveeter, and C. C. Hall.
Walter O. Colquitt, of Atlantn; J. H.
Merrill. of -ThomaavlIle. nnd H. K. Mur
ray appeared for tha railroad com
8ALRM. Ore.. D*«. It—On# of the
most important Industrie* of the aiata
an under dUcaealon at today’s m*ct-
;g of :he Oregon Dairymen’s Aerncla-
on, which brought hundred* of dele
gates to this city. ',lt la stated that
> value of dairy products in Oregon
t year waa over 117,000,000.
Washington, doo. kl—The
•enste held a ehort eeesion today,
during which an agreement was
reached for tskinq up the omni
bus claims bill next Mondey with
the understanding that it shall
not interfere with the consider
ation of the postal savings bill
or any other meaeurc in which
senator* arc especially interested.
Senator Lodge gave notice that
he would on next Wednesday
speak on the Brownsville affair,
a bill to authorize the re-*nliet-
ment of toldier* of the Twenty-
fifth regiment who were dis
charged without honor by the
prendent being made a epecinl
order for that day.
Tho senate Held a short exe.
cutivo session and at 1:08 o’clock
adjourned until Monday in re-,
epect to the memory of the late
Representative Chao. T. Dunwell,
of Now York.
In the House.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 10.—At
no tinio todry w*s there even a
semblanoe of a quorum In the
house of representativee. Soon
after convening the legislative
appropriation bill was presented
and several bills passed, among
them being one authorizing, the
removal of the imposition of loss
of citizenship upon deserters in
the military and naval servioes.
The balance of the day was
taken up in discussing thq b>ll
to provide for the arbitrary in
vestigation of difficulties between
employers and employee. Ita
consideration had not beep con
cluded when the house at 4:59
adjourned until tomorrow.
According to Expression of
Liquor League In An
WASHINGTON. Dec. 10.—That the
wave of opposition throughout thn
country to the liquor trade aenms to
bo receding, wa# the keynote of the
reports from various stato organiza
tions made today at the closing pas
sion of tho National Liquor League.
Tho consensus of opinion expressed
at tho convention was that the best
intercuts of the liquor trade would bn
conserved by having the number of
saloons limited according to popula
Resolutions were adopted declaring
that "tip? Industry has been over-leg-
lalatQiUGlMC’ahured and over-taxed' In
the Turtheranco of a credd or'li cult
that laN basically un-Amerlran and at
absolute variance with ev«*ry principle
of liberty, civic righteousness, com
mon sense and common Justice." It
waa further resolved that "the Anti-
Saloon League Is a menace to good
government, the quietude of commun
ities and vested property rights and
exist* for no other purpose than to
provldn occupatlpn and revenue for
members of a dope corporation by the
processes of perpetual agitation; and
that local option J* but another nama
for prohibition and la equally confis
catory In its assaults upon property
rights." . ^
Timothy I* McDonough, of Cleve
land, was re-elected president; How
ard C. Woodbury, of Boston, vice-
president; Robert J. Halls, of Chicago,
secretary; nnd Thomas C. Hayes, of
Newark, N. J., treaeuror.
THEATER TRUST MAKES
OIL OCTOPUS_LOOK SMALL
CHICAGO. Dec. 10—Seventy-five
theaters between Chicago and Bar.
Francisco. Including playhouses In
Omaha, Denver and Han Francisco, era
to be merged Into one company, ac
cording to the Daily News today, which
credits the story to an authoritative
Klavr and Erlanger are said to oe
tho prime movers In th* #xt*n*!on of
thn so-called trust. Th* theaters In
Omaha. Denver nnd Han Francisco will
according to present plans, be the first
to be absorbed!
ROOSEVELT IS LENIENT
WAHHINGTON, Dec. 10—Prealdant
Roosevelt today acted on th* cases of
Col. Daniel Commin and Capt. Chaa.
G. French, of the Heventh Infantry at
Fort Wayne, Mich., recently tried by
courtmartla! for alleged violations of
the regulations regarding the Issut of
The sentence Imposed by the court
In Col. CorpmaWa case was sijsptn-
sion for on* month and a reprimand,
which the president approved.
In the cas« of Captain French the
sentence waa dismissal, but. this wa*
modified b/ a reduction of fifty flies
In rank which waa approved by the
KIN6 EDWARD'S HEALTH
NO CAUSE FOB ANXIETY
authorized to state that the health of
King Edward gives no cause for anx
The king contracted a slight cold
and subsequently showed symptoms of
Influenza and neuralgia, but Improved
FATHER 82; MOTHER 42;
TRIPLETS BORN WEDNESDAY
eighty-two years old. The children lived
only a f*w hours.
Attention was railed to th* family's
destitute ettuatlMi today and relief wes
GRAFT KING IS
Abraham Renf Loses After
Long, Hard Fight—Honey
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 10—Abra
ham Ruef, former political boss of
San Francleco, was convicted today
of bribery. Tho verdict waa returned
at 4 o'clock when the deliberations of
the Jury had been prolonged through
out twenty-four hours. The warnings
of Judge Wm. P. Lawler and the vig
ilance of the police checked all at
tempted demonstration. The trial which
has been in progress for 106 days,
ended with surprising abruptness. The
day had glmont passed wlttioat elgn
or intimation from the curtained ch&m
ber on the upper floor of Carpenters’
hall. The hopes of Ruef and Jdu at
torneys had risen with every hour of
delay und the adherents of the prose
cution were proportionately discour
With numbers ami interest undimln-
Ished thousand* of spectator* who
have clung about the uourt room dur
ing tho closing days of tho trial re
tained their Hont* In the chamber or
stood patiently In a long line opposlto
the entrance with a strong detail of
police watching vigilantly ror the first
sign of disorder inelde and patrolled
every approach to th" hall.
As the Jury filed Into the court room
and took their seats In the Jury box
Judge Lawler asked Foreman Mc
"Have you gentlemen reached a ver
"Wo have," replied the foreman, as
he handed a folded slip ot paper to
Clerk Welch. An Impressive silence
followed at the clerk read the fatal
word*: "We. the Jury, find the defen
dant, Abraham Ruef, guilty a* charg
Ruef sat between his father and
Thomas B. Dozier, of the defense, when
the verdict was returned.
Ruef Thought Pleat of Father.
II# hod spent the greater part of
the day in conversation with hie aged
parent and -though tie paled nnd hla
eyes remained fixed for a long time
upon men who had pronounced hla
fate,-almost his first thought wan for
the elder Mr. Ruef. He whispered %
few words of encouragement to the
aged man and aent h'm out of the room
to break the newt to the defendant's
mother and slstere.
By previous agreement of counsel
that the bill of exceptions should be
settled later, the court set next Satur
day. December 12, as the day for pro
Ruer* conviction renders him liable
to a maximum penalty of fourteen
yearsJn tha .panUantisry.
To Be Guests of Mr. and Mrs.
Landon Thomas—Mr. Taft
.AUGUSTA, Oa., l)no. 10-it (■ an-
nounced toduy that President-elect
Taft and family, with the exception
of Miss Helen, will arrive Friday of
next week and will be the guests of
Mr. and Mrs. Landon Thomas until
the following Monday.
Mies Helen will arrive Just before
the Christmas holidays, coming from
A letter received from Mr. Taft asks
that he be allowed to spend the first
few days In complete rest a* he is
In deference to hti wishes his hosts
announce that there will be no func
tions, formal or Informal, until he shall
have occupied the Terrilt \>ttsge, nft-
er his nojourn with Mr. and Mrs.
The Interstate Commission An
nounces Increase in Trans
WAWHNOTON, Due. 1«.—Tran.contl-
nental freight tariffs, beginning Jan. 1
next, wilt be advanced on all east-
bound traffic, both by roll and br wa
ter. 1 The class rates on westbound traf
fic Will remain as they are now. Th*
commodity rote on westbound traffic
from Atlantic seaboard points to Pacific
moat terminals will h# Increased approx
imately 10 per cent.
On aastbnund class rates there will be
a decrease on first rises shipments f
18.74 per hundred pounds to $3 per l__„
dred pounda. On class rates on Chicago
and central Traffic Aaoodatlon territory
from the Pacific roast terminals there
.J per hundred pound*. This will equal
ize the cie** rates on both east and
Ilghteen Per Cent Advance.
Th* eastbound commodity rate from
» Pectflc coast to Atlantic seaboard
its will b* advanced about IS per
rent on the average, some of the Items
being as high as M per cent advance
and eome ns low ae 3 per cent.
It Is notable that the bulk of traffic
more* under th* commodity r*t*a which
teratat* commerce cnmmleslo*. An Inti-
In the family, *
laid up with a
* only earner
‘ artOa. °
tnstlon of the Intention of the Iran**
continental roods thus to Inmaae ‘
rat** has been received by shippers
with telegram* In protest tf the In*
creoae. Th* rornmlarion has no authori
ty to prevant the filing of any raw* the
railway* mar see fit io put into effect.
It I* likely, now ever, that a formal com
plaint asalnst th* prnpoard rates will be
; commission «
of the rates \
POWDER TRUST SECRETS BARED
WHEN WORLDWIDE AGREEMENT
PUBLISHED AT FEDERAL HEARING’
, Worldwide agreement made
Combine was composed of 100
American powticr concerns ,»nd
all tho European powder con-
Penalty of $50,000 provided for
breach of agreement
Original document Identified at
Federal henrim, by President
Lent of the Austin Powder Com
Agreement drawn on account
of keen competition that was
detrimental to powder trade.
Plan deviaed to keep prices
up on imokeleia military pow
World was divided Into dis
tricts, each company having its
Compact Provided for $50,003/’
Pine for Any Breach of
! , ' Agreement.
AFTER THE LIARS
Says Will.Try to Reach the
Busybodies With Crim
WAHHINGTON. Deo. 10—"If-they
can ba reached for criminal libel. I
shall try to have them reached," said
President Roosevelt In speaking this
afternoon about "more Americans’ who
have been guilty of infamous false
hood concerning the acquisition of the
property ami tho construction of tho
Panunra canal Itself."
It was to the committee of on* hun
dred of the Lake* to thn Gulf Deep
Waterway Association, headed by dov.
Deneen. of Illlnolg, who wor© receiv
ed by the president in the east room
of the whit© house that ho mado this
declaration, (lov. Deneen had prh-
itented a (ropy of resolutions adopt
ed by the association and mad© a few
remarks which the president replied
Th# President’# Remarks.
*T have felt, as tho governor has
well put It, that no more Important
service could bo rendered to this coun
try than tho building of tho Panama
canal between thn Atlantic and the
Pacific; and one thing I nib proud of
In connection with th« building of that
cunal is that there’ hue fid" o*en legi
timate rnusn for th© breath of •scandal
connectod with any fenturo of th© pro
ceedings. We havo cause to be ashaiv-
ed of only one set of Americans In
connection with the building of the
canal and‘that la of thoss Americans
who bar© been guilty of infaifoua
falsehood concerning the acquisition ot
th© property and th© construction of
th© canal Itoelf. If thiy cqn he .reach
ed for criminal libel, I snail try to
have them reached. If not, at any
rat* all tho facta w« know or ever
have known ar© at the disposal of each
and every one of >ou here, and of any
on* In congress or of all congress if
they wish to as* them. The only in
terest from a physical standpoint to
building the Panama canal comes th#
question of developing the ut* of our
own waterways. Thnt must bo don*
by the policy of Irrigation at th© head
waters up in the arid region*; and
where you com© from, gentlemen, it is
to be done by making our sea coast
take a big loop in from tho Gulf of
Mexico to th© Great Lakes: and w©
will see that that work la done; and
no work could have been done from
beginning to end more honestly or
NO PARDON YET
Plea of Ada Gorman for Her
Husband Proves of No
WABII1NOTON, D.c. !C—Mr». Ailo
Onrm.n U.en..., th, d.ughler of Ihn
Ut. B»n»tor Oorm.tt, who., hu.twnd
HI convicted of d.i.rtlon from th.
nnry «nd who w»« ..nt.nccd t. a
year 1 . ItnprlMnment at Portumouth,
ha. applied to th. president for a par-
don for h.r hu.band,
Th. whit. hotiM referred the appli
cation to Becrelary Newherr/ and the
Utter reported that there we, no .pe
dal feature of the ca.e warranting
clemency and reported adveretly on
DR, BURROUGHS GALLED
TO AMERIGUS CHURCH
5» « £,r£r r or:,p,nrii
FSrffltasrySfi ■ssr $
on* of th© most prominent.
of that denomination. It le >;• Moved the
Invitation when ..tended will be ac
Americu. rejoice tjnUht over rhMnr
—- nurchaoe of toe Hiltpld lol.r-
*>ui In the former ... plon* by the
Amerteuo ttallway tSimpeny . nrH-. no
aareemeet for redured root of ll.hie and
the .chedule of price, mod- offerOvo lo.
day brine, the price of »* down B per
rent from the echedute heretofore pro-
EVERY POWDER COMPANY
IN U. S. PARTY TO TRUST
Document was signed In 1897 and
Was to Continue For Ten Years—
Entered Into to Kill Competition—
It Was Agreed That if the United
8tstee Reoeived Any Foreign Bids
for 8mok©les« Powder, the Com«
bine Would Learn Price and Do-
meitio Concerns Would Make Equal
or Higher Bide—All European Com*
panics Members Combine.
CLEVELAND, O., Dec. 10.—World
wide agreement of all the powder
companies in tills country und Euron-i
was accented at th© federal hearing
before Hpeclal Master Mahaffey her©
It provided for a 150,000 fine for any
breach of tho, agreement. This docu
ment, after presentation, was identi
fied by President Almon Lent of th©
Austin Powder Company of this city.)
Compact Mad© in 1897.
The agreement was- elgned in 1897
and provided that it should contlnuo
.in force for ten years or until nuoh
time as the companies saw fit to re-
The document seta forth thaf“ th©
DuPont company, the AuRttn Ponrdar
Company, nnd nearly 100 other con
cern* in this country had *lgn*d it.
and alto all tho powder eunewudom
In Europe. The 100 in thfct country*
Includo ©very i»owder company in tho
United fltatoH. tho attorneys atate.
\ The Agreement.
The agreement state* that at th©
time It was drawn up there .wa* !m-
menne competition that was detri
mental tp live powder trad© both In
Europe nnd here. It won believed, it
le said.' that by reaching ©nrn© agr*o
ment In regard to prices, trade could
be] regulated *hat each concern
could live and make profit*. It wa**
agreed, tlfe document set forth, that If
thn United Htatc© reeehvd any bid»
from a foreign country for smokelesn
military powder. It would find out
what the European concern* had bid.
nnd that tho concerns here should not
bid any less than the same price ami
should bid more.
The World Divided Up.
The world was divided Into district*
over which each country should hsv-»
Jurisdiction. Mexico wa© American
!■ S'-nfli Am-rifi ur*> divided
between , Europe nnd America, th©
West Indies and British Hondura*
were common property, and the rest
of the world was European territory, ;
DAVIS NOT GUILTY
ONE JUROR KEPT VERDICT FROM
BEING DIFFERENT—WR8. RICE
TO GO FREE.
OMAHA, Neb.. Dec. 10—After thir
teen hours deliberation by the Jury In
the caso of Charles E. Davie, charged
with murder in September of Dr. Fred
erick T. Rustln, early today agreed ,
upon a verdict of not guilty.
Judge Hoars received the verdict and
ordered th© dlechargo of th« prisoner.
It required nineteen ballots to reach an
agreement. Tho flret ballot stood elev
en to ono for murder In tho first de
gree. Tho ono Juryman maintained
his position for four ballots and after
that was Joined by another In voting
for conviction on n lesser charge.
Oats Attracted Wido Attention.
Tho car© hot attracted unusual at
tention not only by tho prominence of
the victim of the killing, who wa* one
of the lending physicians and surgeon*
of tho city, and the mystery surround
ing tho tragedy, but bccau*© of taw
family connection of the defendant
Although himself holding but a mi
nor position in th© First National Bank
Daria is tlio brother of the vice preal-
,’fiit and uncle <>f th- president, cash
ier nnd other officials of that Insti
tution. nnd in related to men promi
nent In financial Circles in New Lortc
City. It l« not believed that n
ther prosecution will be
unexpected evidence ehould 1
HALT LAO CITY.
To advance by all 1
th* growth and pro*;
the purpose of a cn
here today by the c<
of the atate. Govei
corned th© delegate*
plan* will be mad* f<>
oppor* ■Millie* Utah i*
County Attorney Disappointed. .’
County Attorney Jas. P. English, who
conducted the prosecution was disap
pointed when told of the verdict and
•i thought It was a css# that de
manded the mo*t vigorous prosecution
and I exhausted th# resources at my
command to give it that. Lverythtng
tho state could do to subserve the ends
of Justice wa* done.’’
••Win Mr*. Abbio Rlc* prosecut
ed?" wa* asked.
"Well. I should say not. wna
quick reply. "Kb© will be released.
Th* ms* which the state node tgalncq
Davis contemplated. If U did not “
•rndant. Is at
th* home of his broth'r. Fred H. Dsvl*
.7, „ r ,„| l | |l nt of the v ir*t National
; mV- ni.-.in V,*- nr.^t.
. rt. u fho .1-3(1
... Mu■■nrhusetts to make her h«m*
Alb.r, B.il.y Found Guilty. ,
:\V YORK !>••' 10-A vi’MIrt nt
v was f,,und today against Albert
urT of tbeV.xV'rt Shipping Tnm-
' ,.), ;irK e,| with gr«n-t
J n connection with tb* «slHn*f
« .learner G«»l4-hi*rp “» HqpdursA