Albert Lea Evening Tribune (Newspaper) - January 3, 1912, Albert Lea, Minnesota * 3'± wkmm. m&M MA4.CCSM.WOOD; ii*** Photos copyright by American Press Association. SENATOR OLIVER. His Auto Runs Down Two Persons During Snow Storm. JUDGE WARD. Says Defense in Tobacco Trust Is Really Immoral. VOL XV ALBERT LEA. M I N NSOT A. WEDNESDAY. JANUARY 3, 1912. NO. 28 SEVEN HUNDRED I seeps MUTINY General Wood Deplores Exodus of Thoroughbred Horses Needed For Government Mounted Service. SHOWS PRICE OF MEAT WAS FIXED OUR WANT COLUMN lf you have anything yot. want, for rent or for sale,, try a want in our want column. JOB PRINTING lf in need of some printing and you want it promptly telephone in your order. imperial Arsenal Guards Desert WILL STOP RAILWAY TRAFFIC DECLARES DEFENSE IMMORAL Tobacco Company Would Incriminate Itself in Testifying. New York, Jan. J.—Tho defence ot tho American Tobacco company in si Knit. brought against it for $50o,n<M'| telegraphed to b damage?, under the Sherman antitrust Jaw, is characterized as immoral in an opinion handed down by Judge Ward in ♦he United States dis!lid court denying the company’s im.I ion for a rehearing of an order that it file verified answers in the case. Tho company contended that it had no officer who could verify its answer without ending to incriminate him■) two point* self and that if elected such an officer would he a dummy, >-looted to deceive the court and < vade the law, which, it is contended, Anilid be Immoral. “This sugge st ion is really immoral.'’ says Judge Ward “I assume the con trary, namely, that such an odic cr is elected because he can v rifv without incriminating himself and the corpora tion will not ask him to verify a false answer, aud if it does he will refuse to do so.” WANTS BEVERIDGE OR COLONEL ROOSEVELT Michigan Governor Asks Tall and La Follette to Withdraw. For Some Time There Hss Been a Sentiment Among Rebellious Soldiers in Favor of a Republic—Commanding Officer Flees to Kaiping and Warns Railway Authorities at Tientsin Mutineers Intend to Tie Up All Communication by Rail. Peking, Jan. 3—Seven hundred soldiers guarding the Lanchau aisenal mfilmed. r l hey are part of the imperial government troops, among w bom there has been a movement fc some time in favo" ot a republic. The commanding officer fled to Kaiping, fp m which point he tent a rues: am to the railway anthol ities at Tientsin, warning them that the mutineers intended to stop all railway traffic. r I he imperial cabinet has accepted the resignation of Tang Shao Yi, who we - sent to Shanghai as the re presell tati \c of Premier Yuan Shi Kai and the imperialists at the peace con-lm-iM i. The government bas also \Yu Ting Fang, the leader of the revolutionaries at the peace confeieme, slating that in future it will negotiate lek graphically. The government dei lares that Tang Shao YI went beyond his instructions when he signed the agreement calling a national convention to dei ide on the future form ot government. Premier Yuan Shi Kai adheres to of his original suggestion regarding the national convention, namely the proper < lection of dele gates and that ti; gathering pace -hall be Peking. Piemier Yuan Shi Kai again offered his re-dgna' ion. hut it was not accepted. The court also received a round robin from the generals com H anding the imperialist troops in the vicinity of Peking in which they ce manded that the prim es of the itnperi a1 clan should withdraw their wealt! [nun tile safety ef the hoi emu bunks, where much of it has been placed quite recently, and deliver it into tin bands of the war office. Prince Ching, the former premier and foreign minister, received a left ; on behalf of til" Manchu troops in tho vicinity of Peking threatening to destroy his palace unless the hoarded money is delivered to them. It is believed here ilia' the lack of funds among the rebels has inspired their haste in setting the dale for the national convention. Lansing, Mich., Jan. J.—Governor Chase S. Osborn took charge of a meeting of progressive Republicans that liad gathered to hear Senator Robert M. La Follette, who tailed to appear, and delivered an address that he had prepared to introduce the senator. thereby causing an outburst of complaint from some of the auditors, who objected to the uncomplimentan remarks of the governor in la I erring to Senator La Follette. The governor declared that as between Taft and La Follette he preferred Tap as a presidential nominee, but asked that both Taft and La Follette withdraw from the race and join in nominating tot mer Senator A. J. Beveridge of Indiana or former President Roosevelt. When‘the governor adversely criti eised some of Senator La Follette’* acts and dubbed him as a politi at who looked out for himself primarily some of those in the audience called out that Governor Osborn had no right to make such remarks in a hall rented by supporters of the Wisconsin senator. DOESNT MENTION COLONEL La Follette Wants to Prevent Reactionary’s Nomination. Rattle (’reek, Mich., Jan. 3.—Entirely ignoring Theodore Roosevelt in an address here Gifford Pinchot strongly endorsed Senator Robert M. La Follette^ presidential cand*lacy The Wisconsin senator, lie sam. went intr. the race “for principle.” Mi Pinchot claimed positive knowledge that w hen Senator La Follette consented to a1 low his name to be used he had no hope of winning the nomination, his sole object being to prevent the nomination of a reactionary. Now he ie surprised at his own strength. The former forester ridiculed the statements made by Governor Osborn st Lansing, branding his charge that Senator La Follette had not accomplished anything as “sheer nonsense. Des Moines Asks Lower Rates. Washington, Dec, 28.—The greater Des Moines committee has petitioned the interstate commerce commission to order a reduction in class freight rates between Des Moines and points In Colorado, Wyoming and Utah. Eleven railroads are named defendants. The committee claims thai the rates complained of are unreasonable in comparison with those charged be tween Des Moines and * hicago. SUN TAKES OATH OF OFFICE Invested With Powers as President of New Chinese Republic. Nanking. Jan, 3.—Dr. Sun Vat Sen took the oath of office as provisional president of the Chinese republic and was formally invested with the powers of chief executive. 'rite ceremony was simple but dignified and was attended by all the prominent men of the revolutionary party Dr. Sun s proposed cabinet comprises Li linen Yeng. Huang Sing and Dr WU Ting Fang, all of whom are in the front rank of the reform movement. NEARLY ALL AMERICANS SAFE Washington Informed They Are Located at Treaty Ports. Washington, Jan. 3.—Virtually all American residents in Uiiina. it was reported to the state department, are safely located at the treaty ports. Fig ores from American diplomatic representatives in China show that 190 foreigner. including thirty-five Americans. were reported on Nov. 8 to have departed down the Yangtse river from Chungking. Seedmen province, under convoy of a gunboat. Government Files Documentary Evidence at Packers’ Trial. ATTORNEY READS LETTERS In his annual report Major General Wood, chief of staff, deplored the exodus of the thoroughbred horse from this country The matter touches the mounted service in such a vital way that he deemed it of enough importance to invite the attention of congress. While other countries are spending large sums of money in importing thoroughbred stock. General Wood says American breeders are shipping Their stock abroad, largely because the atm and bere has fallen off since several states have passed laws adverse to horse racing. . J. HILL NOT ENTHUSIASTIC Says People Do Not Seem Willing to Branch Out. St. Paul. Jan. 3.- James J. Hill, who returned from New York, refused to •Unclose the result of his visit to the metropolis. “I do not care to discuss my trip for publication, he said. “The outlook for the year I? none too good,” he said. "There are no had symptoms, but the people dont seem willing to branch out and take hold of new things. Hut I don't want o discuss it for publication,’ be concluded. NEWS IN SUNDAY'S PAPERS International Falls gets 1912 conv en-tion of Northern Minnesota Development league. Texas Democratic representative scores colleagues in pension debate, calling them “political cowards. • ,, f f\r\ Ft H *» ri ♦ of (ll!*! «I elitism pm'* ****** ....... John J McNamara discovered in < ic cage and consents to reveal set lets to federal grand jury ai Io<U*n*vpU». BELIEVES IN HIGH TARIFF La Follette Declares Schedules Should Not Foster Trusts. Grand Rapids, Mich., Jan. 3—In his speech here United States Senator La Follett.- ta ! kcd on the Payne-Ald-rich tariff and the general history of the tariff. “I am a Republican,” he said, “and I believe in piotection. Hut I do not believe in any kind cf protection which permits and fosters the building up of combinations and monopolies such as have been built up in the last decade. You can’t conceive of the power they possess. If the rn xt decade were to see as great an advance in combina tions as the last one I want to say to you business men that you will ae swept out of existence. The water must be squeezed out ct the stocks. We must have a change in the business system. But we must not have so radical a change that will bring on a crash. If we were to have a real panic not one big business corporation would be b ft Win ti it bad passed. Canadian Wreck Kills Three. Winnipeg, Jan. 3,—Three were kilWd when a Canadian Pacific express train was wrecked near Moose Jaw, Bask., according to a death list made pub..c. WINONA STRIKE STILL ON ...------ Federal Court Refuses Petition of Motormen to interfere. Winona, Minn.. Jan. 3.—The striking street railway motormen received word of tho denial by Judge Willard of the federal court at Minneapolis to issue an order requiring the compagj to show- cause why th* ilk men should not he rf instated. An international officer of the mo tormen’s orion is expected here and further effort rf will be macle to end the strike Most of the cars now are in opt ration an i thero has been no trouble lot over a wt ck. GIRLS GET LICENSES TO WED Explain It’s Leap Year in Applying for Papers to Marry Brotners. Philadelphia, Jan. 3.— I wo young women called at th- marriage license but eau here and asked tor the necessary [Tapers to marry brothers. I lie girls were Rose Miller and Mary Harrison of this city and they received licenses to marry Joseph and I lait > June of Haddon Heights. N. J. “Win didn t the boys come for Hie licenses?” ask* d Hie clerk. “Don’t you know this is leap year? replied one of Hie gills- EXCITES GOSSIP AT WASHINGTON Michigan Governor Requests La Follette and Taft Withdraw. FAVORS COLONEL ROOSEVELT The Roosevelt movement has reached a stage now where in the opinion of Washington political observers it will be impossible for tile Republican progressives longer to postpone taking sides openly between La Follette and Roosevelt, The belief here is that the progressive convention in Ohio was the be ginning of the actual breaking up of tin- La Follette movement and the switching of the La Follette strength to Colonel Roosevelt. There is no likelihood of Senator La Follette himself dropping out of the race. The chances are be will stick to the end in the hope of gaining a position tor th*- ' ontesl of 19IG. Suggestion Coming on Heels of Failure of Ohio Progressives to Endorse Can didacy of Wisconsin Senator Has Depressing Effect on La Follette I Headquarters—Roosevelt's Friends i . i Are Busy Trying to Arouse Sentiment in His Favor. » Washington. Jan. 3. The stutciuMt of Governor Chase S. Osborn of .Michigan, urging both President 'raft and Senator La Follette to withdraw from the race for the Republican nomination, caused more con merit here than a ivy giber political development. This statement by Michigan’s governor, coming on Hie In els of the failure of the Ohio progi's-iv to en dors** the La Follette presidential can didacy, brought gloom to the La Follette headquarters. In fact, the spirits of La Follette people have Im ti steadily dropping tor the past two weeks and they have reached a stat-* now where some of them ait prpa.ed to join with Govt mer Osborn in urging the Wisconsin etal*-sn an lo With draw iii favor of Colonel Roosevelt. '(’be impression i- fast gaining ground bere that Al -. La Foil ' e un consciously has been used as a stalking horse lot - the Roosevelt brum The men who are alleged to have been putting tip the money for his movement and mho have been active in his campaign are Colonel Kook* veil' closest friend*- 1 and secretly, if not openly, desire to see Mr. Roosevelt in the field again Financing La Follette Boom. Gifford lMnchot, for instance, is said to have put up $25,000 to promote the Ll Follette boom. Charles IL C’am-of Chicago is reported to have given ev< ii more ani Madill McCormick, son- Taft in Race to Stay. As for President Taft it can bf that be is in tin* race to stay Taft and his advisers liavi considered the situation carefully and liu\e made up their minds. President Taft, ii needs be, will go down to defeat lethe convention rather than withdraw from the race. Among the president s friends and advisers there is no longer any a1 tempi to conceal the fa< t that they believe Colonel Roosevelt is gunning for the nomination. The president has hoi sent any representative to Colonel Roo it 1° :, s certain what his attitude i going to be and no sin It me.--sanger will lie Bent. The president friend* understand that they have nothing to expect from Mr. Roosevelt ;|i ,hiB fisht -They are going ahead with their plans for the Taft compar >• regardless of the Roosevelt move iii ere. President Taft's friends say that the preside nt himself dot not believe that. Mr. Roosevelt could he elected again, that Mix Taft holds that no man can be elected to a third term in the White House. Missives Were Sent to Manager of Ar-mour Packing Company at Kansas City in June. 1897. and Gave Amounts of Beef to Be Shipped to Certain Eastern Markets and the Price Which Was to Be Charged. Chicago, Jan. 3.—Documentary evidence that the price of meat was fixed and th** business apportioned on a noncompetitive basis by the packers at their weekly meetings was introduced by the government at the trial of the ten Chicago packers tv fore United States District Judge George A. Carpenter, Special Counsel Pierce Butler of St. Paul read several letters received by W. D. Mile manager of the Armour Packing company, Kansas city, in June, 1897, in which the amounts of beef to be shipped to certain Eastern markets were given and the price to be charged, based on a margin of 50 oents on the uniform test cost estimate used by the packers, was named. The letters, which were obtained f oul \V. I). Miles, former manager of the Armour Packing company, also flatly refuted the statement of Henry Vender on tho witness stand that tm me(tings oi tile packers to fix prices aud apportion business were held between Ai>riI, I*'i7, and January, 1898, when a “statistical bureau” was maintained to compile records of meats shipped and prices obtained at dinorent points, Miles, who severed his connection with the Armour interests in I HOR, will, it is said, he one of the star witnesses for the government. Government Springs Surprise. After Attorney Butler had questioned Henry Vender, secretary of the packers’ pool, regarding the details of the combination from May, 1895, to July. I, I'ui“, when the witness said the last fr< sh meat pool dissolved and lie severed his connection with the packers, the government attorney sprang a surprise on the defendan ^ by reading the letters and off* ring them in evidence. Vender had previously testified that the packers h< Id two meetings during lh*’ existence of the “statistical bu ieau” from April. IYG, to January, I KUK "Does the reading of these letters refresh your memory in regard to 'n arrangement at that time covering the siiipm( ut of beef and the fixing o' the margin price?” asked Attorns* But l or. "No, although I do not question Hie geouinene I of these letters,' said the witness, '‘tiny Indicate that it there as an arrangement it was of tem porary character.” “Were any packers’ meetings held between April, 1902, and March, 19b3, at which the supply of I rush nu at was discussed ' r "Not to my knowledge,” replied th? w it ness. "Did you ever know of any packers' meetings held on the eighth floor of the <’oun*t titian building during this period ?” "Yes, I believe there were meetings held there, but I am not sure of th* date.” "Were they in regard to the supply and price of nu ii?” Net iii "egard to this country The* had to do with foreign trade, as I re nu mbei it.” STRUCK BY SENATOR'S AUTO Man and Woman Receive Probable Fatal Injunes. Washington, Jan. 3.—Blinded by the season’s Aim snow storm Miss Sarah Fitzgerald and Aequilla Smith, both thirty years old, were run down and probably fatally injured here by an automobile owned by Senator Oil*cr of Pennsylvania Alex Ewing, the driver oi the ear. was arrested He said the snow blinded him so that he did not see any one in the street. OPPOSITION KELPS KELLOGG'S CHANCES Pretests Against Judge Hook Pout io on President. cr friends o' - Colonel Roosevelt have J been Hu* heaviest contributors to the J La Folic!tv campaign headquarters. POLICY TO SECURE ALIMONY Novel Court Order by Chicago Judge in Divorce Decree. Chicago, J an. 3. Fnder a novel order entered by Judge Brent a no in the superior court Frank J. McAvoy, head of an automobile supply company, is directi 41 to take out a $9,000 policy in favor of the woman to whom the court in the same order granted a decree of divorce. In addition to becoming the bene ficiary of an insurance policy Mrs. Nellie AL Avoy is TO receive a total o: $10,000 alimony payment in annual in-stall meld rf of $1,000. Judge Brentano bit on the insurance feature of the decree as a sure means of providing for , » .. «» ^ r-, V f L r, oH ITI f| n V IB t H » J nit.* jidjiui **■» ^*** event of McAvoy’s death. The defendant did not contest the BUREAU TO CHECK TRUSTS Secretary Naqel Favors Permanent Federal Agency. Washington, Jan. 3.--“The mere breaking up of large combinations into a number of separate parts by no means meets the whole trust ques tion,” says Secretary Nagel of the de partment of commerce and labor in his annual report, transmitted to Pres idont J’aft. Secretary Nagel declares that the Sherman law has been proved to be an effective statute beyond all doubt and that a degree of combination of capital is quite necessary, blit tie adds that the supreme court decisions in the Standard Oil and tobacco cases have demonstrated that the next step in the control of great Industrial cor potations will be the creation ol a permanent federal agency. Washington, Jan 3 —Frank B. Kellogg of St Paul, according to the prevailing impression here, may receive the appointment as associate justice of the supreme court to fill the vacancy created by the death of Associate Justice’ Harlan, lf the president decides not lo submit the name of Judge William (' Hook of Kansas to the senate as his choice. With renewed protests against Judge Hook, Mr Felled rf chances are < onsideeed increased. Mr. Taft is seriously concerned over the opposiiion to Judge Hook, it is said. He has received protests from railroad and warehouse commissions and ot bel bodies from Minnesota, North Dakota, Oklahoma. Nebraska and Kent tick > and has learned of the Intention of Hie senators from several states to oppose tim confirmation of the Kansas jurist should his name be sent to the senate and it is raid tho appointment xvi I! not be made unless the president is assured of confirmation At tin* same time many of Uiose favoring xii K tinge, have been active tot him WOULD OUST GEORGE GOULD plan of Protective Committee of Wabash Refunding Bonds. New York, Jan. 3 -—George Gould and ids financial associates will be ousted from the control of the Walla n Railroad company, now in the hands of receivers, if the plans of the protective committee for the J per cent refunding bonds, headed by lames N Wallace of the Central Trust company, are successfully carried ouL This is flu committee o-iganized in opposition to the Pierce committee, representing the Equitable I rust company, trustees of the bonds whose plans to reorganize the road have received the endorsement of Mr. Gould and Kuhn, Loeb & Co. While seeking to wrest thi3 control from Mr Gould and the Pierce committee the Wallace committee, according to its announcement, hope to retain Frederick A. Delano as presi-lent of th" road SAYS MORSE OFFERED BRIBE ! Warden of Atlanta Prison Accuse? Banker in Statement. Atlanta. Ga., . an. 3.—Warden W. M Mover of the federal penitentiary at Atlanta made a formal statement de daring that Charles W. Morse, th* convicted New York banker, had of fered him what he construed to he a bribe shortly after Morse became a prisoner in the institution, lie sate I he refused it and so notified Attorney i General Wickerham. DICKENS SON DIES SUDDENLY Victim of Acute Indigestion While on Lecture Tour in America. New York, Jan. 3.—Alfred Tennyson Dickens, eldest surviving son of Charles Dickens, the novelist, died suddenly of acute indigestion at the Hot, ! Astor here. Mr. Dickens was in this country on a lecture tour. Mr. Dickens was godson of the poet Tennyson He was in his sixty seventh year. Alfred Dickens’ home was in Melbourne. Australia. No arrangements will be made for his funeral until word has been received from his children there. His wife died a number of years ago. Water Bottle Girl’s Weapon. Milwaukee. Jan. 3.—That the hot water bottle as a weapon of defense is successful against midnight mau-raudtrs was demonstrated here by Miss Grace Foster, who used one with accurate aim and success against a burglar that entered the home of Cob onel J. A \\ atrous, w here she was Maying.