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FIFTY-SIXTH YEAR. NO. 75.
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PRICE TWO CENTS.
South Carolina Senator
Talks on Brownsville
Senator Hopkins Comss to the
Defense of Senator
Washington, Jan. 12. Senator TiH
man spoke on the Brownsville incident
in the senate today. He characterized
the president's action in the matter "as
iiotbing more nor less than lynching,"
and challenged anyone to produce in
the army regulations or articles of war
any foundation for the charge- of con
spiracy of silence,, mutiny and the oc
casion made against the soldiers, al
though he declared there was no doubt
the soldiers were responsible for the
outrage at Brownsville."
Contrary to I.atr.
Tillman said it was contrary to the
fundamental principles of liberty of
English and American law that the in
cocent should suffer because of the
sins of the guiltv. He declared that a
man shall be considered innocent until
he is proved guilty.
"In this case." he said, "1G7 men
have been punished, while not more
than 20 have been charged with par
ticipation in the crime."
Should 'ot Have rnt Thrni.
Tillman maintained negro troops
should not have been sent to Texr3,
as they were sent there with a wholly
inadequate number of officers, as there
were only five officers for three com
panies. "This was done," Tillman explained,
"without any thought or care on the
part of the president or secretary of
wax "as to results. ""The first thought
of the president was to protect the
negroes and punish citizens by the
abandonment of the post."
" Kml f YVar'M ItittrrnrM.
Turning attention to Senator Fora
ker, Tillman declared the Ohio sena
tor had belittled himself by attacking
Major Bloksome as a man whose fatn
er was a copperhead. "Are we never
to have an end of war and its bitter
ness?" he exclaimed. "Are the people
of the north and south never to un
derstand each other or recognize the
rights of both sections? It is useless
to deny that the race question lies at
the bottom of all this."
Flrot Sniool Irfrnder.
Washington. IX C, Jan. 12. The
first speech in defense of the right of
Heed Smoot to retain his seat in the
senate was delivered yesterday by
Senator Hopkins of Illinois, who took
the position that senators were not
federal officers to the extent that the
senate could pass upon their qualifica
tions and eligibility or could impeach
them for high crime or misdemeanors.
If a senator was to be punished, he
said, it must be done by the state or
federal courts. Only federal officers
he maintained, were impeachable, and
this impeachment must be for acts
committed as such federal officers. Hj
cited the unsuccessful effort to im
peach Senator Blount of Tennessee,
charged with treasonable correspond
ence with a foreign nation, more than
loOycars ago. Referring directly to
Mr. Smoot. he continued:
"It is conceded by the chairman of
the committee on privileges and elec
tions that Senator Smoot possesses
all of the qualifications spoken of in
the constitution Itself. It is also con
ceded that Senator Smoot is not a po
lygamist, that he has never married a
plural wife and has never practiced
polygamy, that he is a man, in his
personal relations as son, as husband
father, and citizen, above reproach."
o Kirunr for Kxpulnion.
He then asked: "Why, then, should
he be expelled from this body, dis
graced and dishonored for life, a stig
ma placed upon his children, his own
life wrecked, and the happiness of his
wife destroyed? He Is a Christian
gentleman and his religious belief has
taken him into the church of Jesus
Christ of Latter Day Saints, common
ly called the Mormon church.
"Never before in the history of the
government," he declared with great
emphasis, "has the previous life or ca
reer of a senator been called in ques
tion to determine whether he should
remain in the senate or not. If mem
bers of any Christian church were to
be charged with all of the crimes that
have been committed in its name,
where is the Christian gentleman in
this body who would be safe In his
Xeir Minority I.nlrr.
Washington. Jan. 12. A hot fight Is
on to give democracy a new leader in
the next congress. It has been going
on quietly for some time, but now . it
reached the point where the opinsi
tion to John Sharp Williams of Mis
sissippi openly announced that they
had received pledges enough to depose
hira from the minority leadership and
elevate Champ Clark of Missouri to
the position. For a time it was conced
ed that Mr. Williams would accept the
result of the revolt without protestbut
it has developed that the Mississippian
will right to retain control. Mr." Wil
liams declared that Mr. Clark was his
friend and that there were not enough
members on the democratic side to get
Mr. Clark to enter a contest against
Ilili-r i'olKli'M Involved.
i-n FMienuai pontics incidentally is
involved in the prospective change, al
though both Mr. Clark and Mr. Wil
liams declare themselves staunch Bry
an men. -ir. t tarK, nowever, is per
haps a little stronger Bryan supporter
than the Mississippian.
STEAMER ON REEF
POUNDS TO PIECES
Alice Gertrude's Crew Taken Off Safe
ly at Clallam Bay, Puget
Seattle, Jan. 12. The Sound steamer
Alice Gertrude, owned by the Puget
Sound Navigation company, struck on
a reef at the entrance of Clallam bay
last night. Heavy swells are pounding
it to pieces. Lines were shot ashore
from guns and the crew saved.
VOTES ON STATE PREAMBLE
Committee of Oklahoma Constitutional
Gi!thrie. Okla., Jan. 12. The con
stitutional convention has adopted the
preamble and bill of rights for the
new constitution. The committee on
state and public school lands will re
port favoring the sale of all the school
lands of the state. The committee on
rules and procedure, constituting a
special court, of inquiry to investigate
charges of graft in the convention in
the affixing-of -the JUoundnries of the
new state, held its first session, yester
day. Ten witnesses were examined,
but nothing definite was brought out.
Moman Pruitt charges that $10,000 in
boodle was paid in Moman county.
SENATOR PILE GETS CSH
Benefits in Decision in Case Involving
John Sullivan Will.
Seattle, Wash., Jan. 12. By the
terms of the decision of Judge Arthur
K. Griffin in the famous John Sullivan
will case. United States Senator S. II
Pile is to receive half of the residue
of the estate, estimated to amount to
not less than $900,000.
HIGHBINDERS IN A RIOT
One Killed and Four Wounded in Fight
at Oakland, Cat.
Oakland. Cal., Jan. 12. One. China
man was killed and four wounded in
a Highbinder outbreak in Chinatown
last night. The trouble opened with
the assassination of Iee Bo IJong. a
capitalist. A number of Chinese were
CIRCUS MERGER IS ARRANGED
Wallace,, Hagenbeck, and Van Amberg
Combined at Peru, Ind.
Peru, Ind., Jan. 12. A circus merg
er, effected yesterday, makes Peru the
winter quarters of one of the "greatest
shows on earth." Wallace. Hagen
beck. and Van Amberg united In a
$1,000,000 aggregation, with Colonel
Benjamin E. Wallace managing direct
or. The other owners are (rank Tate.
St. Louis; Jerre Magovin and John
Havlin. Cincinnati; and John Talbott,
Chandler Paying Depositors.
Bushnell, 111., Jan. 12. C. V. Chand
ler's wrecked bank of Macomb is now
paying off depositors and Chandler
has made good his promises to the
people who placed so much confidence
in him. Chandler promised to pay
back dollar for dollar and he is now
ROOT TO CANADA
Secretary of State and Wife
Going on "Social" Visit
to Earl Gray.
Washington, Jan. 12. Secretary
Root announced today he anri Mrs.
Root will leave Washington Jan. 17 for
Ottawa, Canada, where he will be the
guest of Earl Gray, governor of Cana
da. Root said the visit is purely social
and has nothing whatever to do with
the international treaty, now pending I
between Great Britain and the United 1
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Illinois Congressmen Head Movement io Filibuster Against
Rivers and Harbors Bill in House Unless Appropriation
is Made Senator Hopkins Active.
Washington. Jan. 12. A filibuster
which will defeat the river and harbor
bid -4s piu-nised Jy the frlend.igrkirnt cnrMMit:e..und bo said i hat if 1 lie"
lakes-to-tne-guif waterway in case an
appropriation to commence the enter
prise is not carried in the measure.
Representative Rodeuburg of East St.
Louis has suddenly developed as the
leader; of the movement. He has ob
tained the promise of most of the mem
bers from Illinois, Missouri and Iowa,
and will have the support of many rep
resentatives from southern states along
the Mississippi river. ;
To Ior- 'nnrrNsion.'
At present the insurrection is being
perfected for tho purpose of forcing
concessions from the house. Should
the river and harbor hill go to the sen
ate without an appropriation for.th'j
deep waterway the fight will be renew
ed in the senate committee on com
W. T. STEAD FAVORS
PEACE PILGRIMAGE TO THE HAGUE
Rome, Jan. 12. William T. Stead, in
the course of his international peace
propaganda, proposes an international
pilgrimage of peace in which notabili
ties from all over the world would takd
part, to start from the United States
for The Hague by way of London,
Paris, Rome, ind so arrive at the
TOWN IN DARKNESS AS
RESULT OF POLITICS
Council Refuses to Confirm Mayor's
Appointment and There is No One
to Turn on the Lights.
St. Charles, Mo., Jan. 12. On ac
count of the deadlock in the city coun
cil over the appointment of an electri
cian, it is probable St. Charles will
be in darkness for an" indefinite period.
Mayoa. Ringe says if the council will
not confirm the appointment of Fire
man, J. F. Beumar as electrician, the
city is without an official electrician,
and he has no power to appoint one.
He says that Beumar refused to ac
cept a fireman's salary of $60 and
serve as electrician as the council
wants him to do. There is consequent
ly nobody to turn on the lights, and
darkness will continue, says the
Councilman Dallmeyer is the leader
of the faction opposing the mayor and
his appointment of Beumar as electri
cian, eaid the council would nevercon
firni him as electrician. Many por
tions of the city streets are almost im
passable on account of torn up streets.
Mrs. J. D. Besfer Dies.
Mrs. J. D. Besler, wife of the former
general superintendent, of the Burling-
ton road who is well known here, died
Thursday at her home in Chicago. She
'was formerly a resident of Galesburg.
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MEASURE TO BRING HELP
merce, which will have charge of the
bill. Senator Hopkins is a member of
committee declines to incorporate an
appropriation for the project in the bill
before reporting it to the senate he
wiil take it upon himself to prevent the
passage of the measure.
May Tnik It lo Drnlli.
Mr. Hopkins did not say that he in
tends to filibuster, because senators
never tuibtister; but lie will give an
imitation of Senator Carter of Monian-
in the act. of talking the bill to death.
The last big river and harbor bill was
killed in the senate by Mr. Carter, who
occupied the floor at the hour the ses
sion ended, and after postponing action
for weeks had the satisfaction of see
ing the presiding officer's gavel fall
ending the congress before a vote had
been reached on the
Netherlands capital at the time the
second peace conference assembles
Stead says he believes such a pil
grimage would exercise the greatest
moral influence ever known. He ex
pects President Roosevelt will support
PRESIDENT IS GIVEN
PLACE AMONG KINGS
Made One of Nine Honorary Members
of the Royal Geographical
London, Jan. 12. President Roose
velt has been elected honorary member
of the Royal Geographical society.
Roosevelt, in attaining this distinction,
is one of the select few as there are
only nine honorary members of the
society. Those so honored include
Emperor William, King . Oscar and
YESTERDAY IN CONGRESS
Washington, Jan. 12. Following is a
brief resume of the important proceed
ings in hoth houses of 'congress yes
SKSATK The senate passed a pren
ernl service pension bill which will give
survivors of tiie civil and Mexican
wars $12 per month at the hr- of t2,
$3. at 70 and $20 at 75. Senator Hop
kins of Illinois defended Reed Smoot,
arguing ajfalnst ttie rijrht of the senate
to puss on the private 'nets of its mem
bers. The legislative appropriation bill
was taken up and read, after which the
senate-BdJoiirned until today.
llorMv The house made a new rec
ord by pnssinpr 62 private pension bills
in an hour and thirty-five minutes. A
bill was -passed making the limit of
cost of five lighthouse tenders $20ti.00o
at 1:4"., in ri.e I
: house adjourn-I
instead of $1 :)..,o. ami
!bseTire of R quorum, the
ed until Monday.
CURTIS IS CHOSEN
Former Jockey and Hack Driver
United States Senator
NOMINATED BY REPUBLICANS
Takes Seat Formerly Held by Burton
Political Enemy of William
Topeka. Kan., Jan. 12. Charles Cur
tis, who began life as a race horse
jockey, then drove a hack for a liveli
hood, educated himsejf for the bar, be
came county attorney, then congress
man, will be the new United State:)
senator from Kansas.
The republican legislative caucus
gave him the nomination last night
and the caucus dictum is equivalent to
Thus Curtis steps into line of the
"fatal Lane succession." He takes tho
seat temporarily occupied by Ilenson
after it had been vacated by Burton,
when the latter was forced to resign
his seat in the United States senate
in order to begin a term of imprison
ment in the federal penitentiary.
OirtiM AcriiMil by W. A. Wliili'.
William Allen White, the pugnacious
editor of the Kmporia Gazette, will
learn of the triumph of Curtis with a
jiang of regret. Between White and
Curtis there has long existed a bitter
political feud. White has accused
Curtis of being identified with railroad
and corporation interests, and has
fftught him accordingly.
And yet Curtis has thrived polilical-
I ly in spite of all opposition. He is now
serving his seventh consecutive term
Reward for Portland Murderers.
Portland. Ore.. Jan. 12. Relatives of
Dr. Philip Edwards Johnson, the New
York physician who was murdered
Monday night by being thrown from
the Ford street bridge, have offered
a reward of $1,000 for the arrest and
conviction of the murdereds. Captain
Bruin, chief of detectives, still thinks
Johnson committed suicide.
MILLIONS IN ORE ON
A RAILWAY SIDING
Goldfield Wealth on Way to Reduction
Work Guarded by Heavily
Sacramento, Cal., Jan. 12. Thirty
cars loaded with Goldfield ore valued
at $7.uo0.0ni), arrived at the city yes
terday and remained on a spur all
night closely guarded by eight heavily
armed men. The ore is destined for
Valleaje Junction, where it will be
treated irv the reduction works and
turned into bars of gold and silver.
NAVAL OFFICER INVOLVED
Those of Line Anxious for Success of
Washington," Jan. 12. There is a
merry war on between the officers of
the line of the navy and the staff of
ficers that threatens to develop into
the biggest struggle the navy ever has
had. Matters have gone so far that a
personal representative of President
Roosevelt, has informed the staff offic
ers that if in their fight for titles they
attempt to influence legislation or ob
struct the personnel bill now before
congress they will be court martialed.
The staff officers conted that officers
of the line are openly endeavoring to
influence their congressmen, and yet
they are not threatened with court
martial. The fight centers on the per
sonnel bill drawn by the board ap
pointed by former Secretary of the
Navy Bonaparte. The line officers are
anxious for it to go through and are
working hard for it, but its provisions
do not look after what the staff offic
ers claim to be their rights.
DECIDES TO DISMISS PASTOR
Congregation at St. Charles, III., Ob
jects to Harsh Criticisms.
St. Charles, HI., Jan. 12. At the an
nual meeting of members of the Con
gregational church Thursday night It
was decided not to retain the present
pastor, the Rev. F. F. Lewis. The vote
stood 17 to 32 in favor of disml3sa..
Objections were made to the pastor's
sermons when it was claimed he un
justly and too harshly criticised his
congregation. The Rev. Mr. Lewis has
been pastor of the church two years.
He refused to resign last September.
EMBASSY PROBES DISASTER
Austro-Hungary Stirred by Death of
Fourteen at Pittsburg.
Pittsburg, Jan. 12. The Austro-Hun-
garian embassy at Washington has or
dered M. Straszowski, vice consul at
Pittsburg, to make a thorough Investi
gation of the explosion at the Jones &
Laughlin foundry in which 14 persons,
nearly all Hungarians, lost their Uvea.
He wil' work independently of the
county officials... Realizing that Cor
oner Armstrong Is in earnest and Is go
ing to go to the limit with his Invest!-
WAR BETWEEN FRANCE AND
THE VATICAN TO A FINISH
gat ion. Millionaire B. F. Jones, Jr.
made a personal call on him yesterday
and stated that the company is now
willing to do everything in its power
to assist the coroner.
President Sends Communication
to Senate on Colorado
URGES SOME EARLY ACTION
Question of Paying Southern Pacific
for Work Done Matter for Later
Washington, Jan. 11. The president
today sent to the senate a message
urging some action by congress toward
remedying the situation caused by the
break in the Colorado river four miles
below the international boundary line
in Mexico and which threatens proper
ty interests in Imperial valley of Cali
fornia. The message contains a long
review of the situation and says
prompt action must be taktn, other
wise conditions will become so extreme
as to be impracticable to remedy.
W ill ! .MHMMM.
Probably with the expenditure of $2.
000.000, the president say the river
can be restored to its former channel
and held there indefinitely. The ques
tion of what sum of money, if any,
should be paid to the Southern Pacific
Railroad company for work done since
the break of Nov. 4 is one for future
BRYAN ESCAPES IN WRECK
Train Collides With Switch Engine in
Yards at Great Falls.
Great Falls. Mont.. Jan. 12. The
Montana Central's west bound train,
on which Mr. and Mrs. William J.
Bryan were passengers, collided with
a switch engine in the Great Falls
yards yesterday. Mr. and Mrs. Bryan
were thrown from their seats, but re
ceived no injuiies other than a shak
ing up. The engine of the passenger
train was demolished, the baggage car
was wrecked, and several passengers
were shaken up badly. The passenge:
train was. moving at 1u miles an hour
in a blinding blizzard, and the en
gineer could see only a few feet ahead.
TWENTY DIE IN FACTORY FIRE
Sixteen Girls and Four Boys Victims
of Cefluloid Explosion.
Strassburg, Germany, Jan. 12. Six
teen girls and four youths from 1T to
IS years old wire burned to death at
the village of Geispolsheim. near here,
in a. fire at Hubert company's factory.
A basket of celluloid scarps caught
fire from a spark and exploded in a
room where 40 persons were working.
The flames spread quickly, cutting off
the exits. Twenty of the employes
were driven by the fire to the end of
a room and perished there.
Carrier Held for Rifling Letters.
Peoria, 111., Jan. 12. Charles O.
George, a mail carrier, was arrested
yesterday charged with rifling letters
intrusted to his care for delivery. Ho
was caught with a decoy letter con
taining $2i, sent by the inspectors.
George gave bond.
DIXON EDITOR IS INDICTED
Edward T. Fuller of Sun Held for At
tacking Ex-County Treasurer.
Edward T. Fuller, editor of the Dix
on Daily Sun was yesterday indicted by
the Lee county grand jury, the charge
being criminal libel. Mr. Fuller was
bound over to the inquisitorial body by
a Dixon justice of the peace. He was
accused of wilfully misrepresenting
Walter Merriman, ex-county treasurer.
BUT FOUR BIDDING
Contractors Would Complete
Canal for 6.75 Per Cent
Washington, Jan. 12. The isthmian
canal commission today opened bids
from private contractors for complet
ing the Panama canal. The basis on
which the contracts will be awarded
is the percentage of cost of completing
W. J. Oliver of Nashville, Tenn , and
Anson M. Bangs of Xew York, associ
ated together, were the lowest bidders
for the construction of the canal.
They propose to do the work for
6.75 per cent, upon the estimated cost.
The bids were opened at noon by
Chairman Shonts. Four proposals only
Encyclical of Pope Puts
End to Lingering
Hope of Peace
BISHOPS WILL OBEY
Catholics Have No Chance
Whatever of Coming Out of
Paris, Jan. 12. The encyclical issued
yesterday by Pope Pius seemingly puts
an end to the hopes of the moderates
of all shades of opinion that the church
eventually would accommodate itself
to conditions In France. There is not
the faintest suggestion that the French
bishops will not obey orders from
Would Prefer iiiiroiiile.
Although many of them unquestion
ably would prefer an intermediate ho
lutiou of the diffieulth s, confronted as
they are now by the choice between
obedience or a schism, it is a foregone
conclusion at the meetfngs of the epis
copacy hre Jan. 15 they will simply
register the pope's decision. The con
sequences are likely to be deplorable .
from every point of view. The ma
jority of the clergy and Catholics gen
erally recognize that practically there
is no chance of the church emerging
victorious from the struggle.
Mate Ciniuot llrlrni-1.
On the contrary, the hit of the church
will be only harder. If it is the Vati
can's purpose to "drive France to Ca
nossa," it must fail, as no matter how
desirable negotiations might have b'en
at the beginning, the mere suggestion
now of negotiations would mean the
instant downfall of the cabinet.
If the object of Catholics is io arouse
Catholics to seek redress at the polls,
the first attempt at organization for
that puriKJse will be met by measures
authorizing the government to regard
all priests as being subjects of a for
eign power. This step, however, as
Premier Clenienceau has announced,
will only be taken as a last resort.
Rock Island County Farmers Will
Have Meeting This Winter at
Dr. W. H. Lyford of Port Byron,
director of the fanners' institute, an
nounces that the plans for a meeting
this winter in Rcck Island county have
not been given up, though it had been
announced previously that they were.
President W. H. Ashdown of the insti
tute, is at work on a program which he
will have completed in a couple of
weeks and which will be given probab
ly in February at Port Byron. It will
be recalled that a date was t-ct Iant
month for an institute at Taylor Ridge,
the lower end of the county being en
titled to the meeting this year, but
arrangements were never completed.
DEERE'S SITE FOR
MO LINE BUILDING
Big Petition for Location of Postoffice
South of Tracks it Dis-
The bitter contest that has been
waged between the section of Moline
north of the railway tracks and that
south of the same line of division over
the location of the Kite for the new
federal building has resulted in favor
of the former, the Washington authori
ties deciding late yesterday afternoon
to build on the corner of Eighteenth
street and Third avenue, the site of
the old John Deere honi The prop
erty is owned by Mrs. C. H. Deere and
Ella B. Haley and is offered for Bate
for $14,000. Attorney G. W. Wood Is
at Washington with a petition Mgned
by 3,000 citizens and nearly every fac
tory head in the city asking that the
building be placed south of the tracks.
There Is much discontent with the de
cision. On a Serious Charge.
Fred W. Lorton of this city, is
charged with rape 'n a complaint mad?
before Magistjate Elliott by the state'
attorney. Josephine Anderson, a 14-year-old
girl is the complaining wit
ness. The caso was continued this
afternoon until Monday.'