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FIFTY-SIXTH YEAR. NO. 83.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 22, 1907.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
DEFENSE OF REED SMT
Declares Colleague Has
Lived Clean and Fought
BELIEVES IN THE HOME
House Passes Senate Bill to
Prohibit Campaign Con
tributions. Washington, Jan. 22. Senator Suih
erland today came to the defense of
his colleague. Senator Snioot of Utah,
defending his right to retain his seat
in the United States senate.
Smoot himself, said Sutherland, had
always insisted that the practice of
polygamy should be abandoned. He
had never been a polygamist. and not
a line of testimony could bo found
which indicated he had ever advocated
Ilia Life Clean.
He said Smoot's whole life had been
clean and above reproach; that the
demand of petitions that he should be
removed from the senate in order that
he might not, from that exalted place,
make war upon the American home,
had no justification whatever. .
To Prohibit Contribution.
Washington, Jan. 22. The senate bill
to prohibit corporations from making
contributions to campaign funds was
passed by the house yesterday after a
lively debate, in which the democrat;?
landed on the republicans heavily. Wil
liams of Mississippi, Robinson of Ar
kansas and Hardwick of Georgia too
thelead in the attack, criticising for
mer Republican National Chairman Cor
telyou for his alleged activity during j
the last presidential campaign in so
liciting contributions from corpora
iron?. Called Vpoa to Refund.
Mr. Hardwick' called upor he re
publicans to refund to "widows ana
orphans" the $48,000 contributed by
the New York Life Insurance company,
the facts of which were brought out in
the recent insurance investigation in
New York. He referred to Mr. Me
Call. late president of the company, and
"Andy" Hamilton, who was said to
have received money from insurance
companies for use in politics. Mr. Sher
man of New York put into the record
that both of these men were democrats.
Mr. Williams declared it to be n
still sadder commentary on the evil
practices of the republican party, when
it could go outside its own ranks "to
Neither o'lve or Take.
The bill makes it unlawful for any
national bank or any corporation or
ganized by authority of any laws of
congress to make a money contribu
tion in connection with any election
to any political office or for any corpor
ation whatever to make a money con
tribution in connection with any elec
tion at which presidential and vice
presidential electors or a representa
tive in congress Is to be voted for, or
any election by any state legislatiure
of a United States senator. One of the
provisions added by the house makes
such corporation, upon conviction, pun
ishable by a fine of not exceeding
$1,000 and not less than $230, or by
imprisonment for a term of not more
than one year or both such fine and
imprisonment in the discretion of the
Will Cut PrMlon Amende.
Washington, Jan. 22. Upon the rec
ommendation of Commissioner of Pen
sions Warner tiie number of pension
agencies probably will be reduced and
an annual saving of $104,500 effected.
The pension appropriation bill, as re
ported to the house-yesterday, reduces
the number of agencies from eighteen
to nine. The offices abolished" are
those at Milwaukee. Detroit. Des
Moines, New Ycrk. Pittsburg. Augusta.
Me., Concord, Mass., Knoxville, Tenn.,
and Louisville, Ky. - . "
Sell Cfclneae Children.
Washington, Jan. 22. "Chinese boys
and Chinese girls1 are sold in the San
Francisco market every day like horses
and mules," was one of the statements
made by Representative McKinlay of
California before the house committee
on foreign affairs which is considej
ing the Perkins bill to modify the Chi
nese exclusion act. Mr. McKinlay urg
ed that only a few great-companies,
which brought such young Chinese to
this country in practical slavery, would
profit by any modifications of the x-
elusion act. and said the majority offwhich devastated some of the Dutch
Californians are opposed to any tam
pering with the present law.
Higgins Slowly Sinking. . r. ..
Olean. N. Y.. Jan. 22. While former
Governor Higgins passed a fairly com
fortable night, lie is slowly sinking. '
COMES TO THE
FLOODS AT APEX
Crest in Ohio Reaches Louis-
villa and Declineis Expected
From Now On.
CAUSE OF MUCH SUFFERING
Levee on Wabash River Breaks Near
Terre Haute and Several Towns
Louisville, Ky., Jan. 22. Cheering iu-
fomiation was given out by District
Forecaster Walz this morning that the
flood in the Ohio had reached its crest
and that the water, which has done so
much damage and caused intense suf
fering among the poorer residents of
the city, would begin to subside by to
night. AVahah Hrenka I.evee.
Terre Haute, Ind., Jan. 22. The
break in the Wabash river levee a
mile south of this city near the village
of Taylorville has widened from 13
feet last night to several hundred feet
today, and the surrounding country for
miles is inundated and the river is still
rising. There are 1,000 homeless peo
ple from the villages of Taylorville and
West Terre Haute, the majority, of
them be.ing in a pitiable plight, with
neither food, clothing or shelter from
the weather. As far as known no
DOLLIVER NAMED BY
Name of Governor Cummins Not Plac
ed Before Caucus to Nominate
United States Senator.
Des Moines. Iowa, Jan. 22. Jonathan
Prentice Dolliver was unanimously re-
noiriuated United States senator from
Iowa last night. Just three minutes
4 1 uui til. Hint "i' " . '"J"""- 1
tanned for order the preTmiinary busf-1
ness had been transacted, and Senator
Dolliver's name was being presented to
the caucus, and the lurking fear that
Governor Cummins' name might be
sprung at the last moment had disap
peared. Senator Hopkins was chairman of
tne joint caucus. Representative O. H.
Holmes of Kossuth, a clergyman with
a piercing voice and impressive deliv
ery, placed the name of Senator Dol
liver before the caucus. Senators E!
erick and Smith of Mitchell seconded
the nomination, and then the caucus,
with a hurrah, ratified the nomination.
MINERS CHOOSE DELEGATES
Illinois Man Selected to Attend Inter
Indianapolis. Jan. 22. Indianapolis
was selected as the next meeting place
of the convention of the United Mine
Workers to be held in January, 190S.
Thomas Burke of Illinois and Patrick
Gilday of Pennsylvania were elected
delegates to the international congress
next summer in Salzburg, Austria. A
resolution asking for legislation by
which voters may directly instruct
their representatives in national, state
and municipal offices by direct nomina
tion, direct election and the right to
recall was adopted.
Indianapolis, Jan. 22. The annual
convention of the United Mine Work
ers of Anuerica closed today. The tel
lers' report on the election of interna
tional officers showed all the old offi
ARKANSAS GOVERNOR IS ILL
John S. Little, Who Was Inaugurated
on Friday, Suffers Collapse.
Little Rock. Ark., Jan. 22. Governor
John S. Little, whose Inauguration oc
curred on Friday, suffered a physical
collapse yesterday at the state house.
He was removed to a couch in his pri
vate office, where stimulants were giv
en him, and an hour later was removed
to his home. Attending physicians
undertake the duties of his office for,
Tidal Wave of Jan. 11 Swal
lowed Simalu With Loss
of 1,200 Lives.
The Hague, Jan. 22. The tidal wave
East Indian islands, was announced
Jan. 11 practically engulfed the island
of Simalu. According to -the latest in
formation' Simalu has almost disap
peared. Iti said probably 1.500 per
sons lost their lives. Violent earth
shocks continue to be felt.
TILLMAN AND CAhlACK ON VERGE
Trouble Follows Humorous Sketch by South Carolina Man
Which Offends Tennesseean Crisis Averted
and Both Make Apologies.
Washington, Jan. 22. The most sen
sational episode in the United States
senate since the iiersonal encounter
between Senators Tillman and Mc
Laurin in the spring of 1902 occurred
yesterday afternoon. "Pitchfork Ben"
again occupied the center of the stage,
but retired to second place when Sen
ator Carmack of Tennessee, also a
democrat, arose and In a few sentences
administered to the Carolinian the bit
terest, most humiliating tongue-lashing
that has been heard in the senate cham
ber during the term- of the present
generation of members.
On l'olut of Violence.
At a moment when Carmack, ghastly
white with indignation, and Tillman,
fiery-red with feeling, half faced each
other and physical hostilities seemed
on the point of supplanting the battle
of words, the galleries, densely packed
with persons drawn by the prospect of
RELIGION MUST BOW TO SCIENCE,
Boston, Jan. 22. President Charles
W. Eliot of Harvard- universitv. sneak-
ing before a meeting of Congregational I
ministers in this city on the subject
of "Eeclesiasticism, Ritualism and
Creeds," emphasized his position
against anything and everything that
stands for finality in religion.
"Outside of what is called religion."
ho said, "there is no place where abso
lute truth is fixed. There is an irre
sistible trend toward the belief that
truth cannot be fixed. In the region of
philosophy and metaphysics there is
an im-essaui mix, in eiieiiiisii j , zuuiu-
gy, botany, no one for a moment be -
lieves that the end has been reached,
STEAMER IS BEST
in- . , . . , . .
Wins OveretnrotjTTe Automobile
in Opening Races at
WITH HALF HORSE POWER
Four Events Scheduled for First Day
Weather Fair and Course
Ormond. Fla.. Jan. 22. The real rac
ing in the fifth annual international
automobile tournament began today
with four events scheduled. The beach
is in splendid condition and the weath
er fair and pleasant. The five mile
event, standing start, was " won by
Blakely in a 70-horse power gasoline
car; time, 4 minutes 25 seconds.
The five miles event, flying start,
open to all weights and powers, was
won by Marriott in a 30-horse power
steam car in 3 minutes 0 4-5 seconds.
SI en in Car Win Mile It nor.
Ormond, Jan. 22. The mile event
for touring cars was won by Durbin
in a steam car in 53 2-5 second.
Klve-Mlle 3Intch Ilacr,
The five mile match race between a
30-horse power steamer and a 70-horse
power gasoline car was won by W. R
Files in the steamer In
TO FURNISH BOND
Tennesseeans Must Enter Personal
Recognizances at Chattanooga to
Come L 'e Commissioner.
tempt case of Sheriff fcs.. v.and oth
ers, charged with complies n the
lynching of Edward Johnson, a ... ' o,
at Chattanooga, Tenn., the suprei..
court of the United States has entered
an order directing each of the 28 de-
si v 4 -n rt -v i - w Vrfyt- T M 1 lictrirtt
f , . t
court lur iiitr -ait-iii uiauivi vu. icu
nessee and enter into a personal recog
nizance for his personal appearance.
The testimony in the case will be tak
en by a commissioner.
Dubuque Mayor Smashes
Knocking HJm Down.
Dubuque, Iowa, Jan. 22. Mayor
Schunk yesterday knocked down John
Stieber, a saloonkeeper, and threw
him from tha executive office because
the latter had cursed him for his Sun
day closing stand. Stieber, when told
that the mayor intended to continue to
keep saloons closed from 11 o'clock
Saturday night till 2 o'clock Sunday
afternoon, reviled Schunk and the po
lice. A single blow on the jawsilenc-
'ed the liquor dealer.. ' ,
CLASH IN SENATE
a sensational day over the Brownsvillo
affair, were cleared; the scores of
members of the lower house crow-din;
the floor were hustled out; the doors
were locked, and then for two hours
the senate proceeded to repair its
wounded dignity and to read Tillman
a lecture on his general offending be
havior of long continued duratiou.
Apoloitlze nud Withdraw.
At C o'clock the doors again were
thrown open, and Tillman and Carmack
in open session made perfunctory apol
ogies and withdrew their remarks from
Early in the afternoon Tillman, tak
ing his cue from a newspaper editorial
describing him as the "burnt cork art
ist of the senate," carried out the min
strel simile by adding the other star
performers to the program. It was in
tensely personal and Senator Carmac'c
was one of those to take umbrage.
ELIOT OF HARVARD
; Why should the theologian say he has
leacneu me nxeu point in ins re
The speaker likened the theme of
I science to the mariner feeling his way
carefully and slowly into
overhung with fog.
"That is precisely what the men
of science are doing." said President
Eliot. "They know how slowly, pain
fully, patiently they must make their
way. The theologian takes a different
attitude. He sees in the fog of mys
tery a thing to be believed. The sci-
j entitle man is going to rule. Before
iuiii; if win ne only nis way tnat Will
, command the respect of thinking peo-
SHEA JURY QUITS
Men Who HearrjT1Trrof Head
of Teamsters for Conspfracy
Unable to Agree.
MAJORITY FOR ACQUITTAL
Case Which Has Cost Cook County
$50,000 Will Be Again Taken .
Chicago, Jan. 22. The long and
costly Shea conspiracy trial came to
an unsatisfactory end yesterday after
noon, with the $30,000 jury unable to
agree on a verdict. Judge Ball dis
charged the jury at 4:30 o'clock. The
twelve men were out just 54 hours de
liberating, and their final ballot was
only slightly different from the vote
they took 15 minutes after entering
the jury room. The final division was
five for conviction and seven for ac
quittal. HehenrluK to He Demanded.
State's Attorney Healy announced
that preparations for a new trial will
start immediately. He declared the
case had not been disposed of, and
that, while the county has spent $50,
000 in prosecuting Shea and his associ
ates, a rehearing of the evidence will
He said a call for a fresh venire of
men might be asked for today, and the
work of obtaining a new jury begun
YESTERDAY IN CONGRESS
Washington, Jan. 22. Following is a
brief resume of the important proceed
ings in both houses of congress yester
day: SKXATE The Brownsville affair strain
occupied the time of the senate. Sena
tor l'oraker Introduced a compromise
resolution agreed to by republican sen
ators as a substitute for the one intro
duced by him for an Investigation of
.he matter. Senator Tillman arraign
ed the senators who ha.d opposed him
in discussing- the question, and was re
pliel to by Senators Spooner nnd Car
mack. the latter being especially bitter.
The senate doors were then closed, and
when they were reopened Senators Till
man and Carmack apologized for parts
of their remarks that had been object
ed to and witndrew them. Adjourned
HOl'SIJ The house pronounced unan
imously in favor of enlarging and making-
more efficient the field and coast
artillery. An interesting- political dis
cussion grew out of the so-called 'po
litical purity" bill prohibiting- corpora
tions from making money contributions
In connection with political elections.
The bill was passed. A bill was passed
authorizing- the secretary of commerce
and labor to investigate and report upon
the "industrial, social, moral, educa
tional and physical condition of women
nnd child workers in the United States."
The measure already has . passed the
senate. After the passage of a num
ber of bills under suspension of the
rules the house passed the District of
Columbia appropriation bill and at 5sl0
p. m. adjourned until today.
Reduces Discount Rate.
Berlin, Jan. 22. The imperial Bank
of Germany today reduced its discount
rate from 7 to 6 per cent
GRAFT IN COUNTY
Grand Jury Expected to Dig Up
SAID $50,000 WAS TAKEN
Padded Pay Rolls and Jail Registers
and Other Queer Things Re
ported to Exist.
Peoria, 111., Jan. 22. Charges of
graft by D. E. Potter, former sheriff.
and members of the board of supervis
ors, which, it is predicted, will rival
the Dougherty expose 18 months ago,
are being investigated by a grand jury,
which was impaneled a week ago. It
is declared that revelations will be
made of dishonesty and theft that will
involve many county officials.
Fifty thousand dollars Is the lowest
estimate of the reported loss to the
county. Those in a position to know
declare it will go much higher. This
much, it is reported has been devel
oped by the grand jury's investigation.
Ten days more, it is announced, will
be required to get to the bottom of the
KlelltiouM IrIoner Carried.
Thus far it has been developed, it is
said, that the pay rolls have been pad
ded systematically and that the names
of fictitious prisoners have been car
ried on the books of the county for
years. The bills have been allowed by
the supervisors. The chairmen of sev
eral committees, supposed to have au
dited the bills, are under suspicion.
They have been summoned to appear
before the grand jury.
According to the books of the sheriff
for the last four years just twice the
number of names have appeared on his
hooks as there have been actuai pris
oners. The money allowed on these
bills by the supervisors has amounted
to $3,000 a year. This is only one item
which has been investigated.
lluyx I-'nucy Article.
An investigation of the books show
that the county has been paying for
fancy soaps by the case, herpicides by i
the gallon, razors by the dozen, and
many other articles, which were charg
ed up to the use of the jail prisoners,
but which, the grand jury believes
were hardly necessary for prison use.
CharlesJSngler, chairman of the huild-
htg committee, who D. IvTu'tliesems,
is the proprietor of a barber shop. He
has been asked to explain why the
prisoners needed so many toilet helps.
That several deputies under former
Sheriff Potter were in connivance with
the prisoners is also charged. A war
rant was issued for the arrest of Philip
Ellis, who was arrested in 1904 on a
charge of wife abandonment. He was
sentenced to three months in jail by
Judge Slemmons. He appeared before
another court a few days later and
swore that he had served his full time.
He is charged with perjury and will
be recommitted to the jail. At the
time of his arrest Edward Peters was
deputy in charge 6f the jail.
Try Cnll Off State' Attorney.
Desperate efforts were made to sup
press the investigation. State's Attor
ney Scholes was invited to a confer
ence last week and asked whether if
the money were made good the prose
cution would be stopped. He refused
to have anything to do with the offer
and said he would push the case to
Charles E. Johnson, former sheriff,
started the investigation. When he
made public the charges he was ridi
culed. So strong was the pressure
against him that he was charged with
insanity. He was taken before County
Judge Slemmons and tried, but was
found sane and freed.
Since then other efforts have been
made to stop the investigation. Scores
of witnesses have been subpoenaed.
PAY MORE SOON FOR
FINE WRITING PAPER
Largest Manufacturers Decide on
crease of 10 Per Cent in Price
of Higher Grades.
Holyoke, Mass., Jan. 22. An increase
of prices of all grades of fine writing
paper amounting approximately to 10
per cent will soon be made, according
to an announcement by one of the
largest writing paper manufacturing
companies in the country. The present
cost of fine writing paper ranges from
4 to 20 cents a pound and some extra
fine qualities much higher. The news
paper grade will not be affected by the
increase. Other firms are expected to
follow the lead of the larger corpora
tion, which in its 20 mills in this city
and elsewhere manufactures more thau
75 per cent of the loft-dried paper.
UP TO PRESIDENT
Washington, Jan. 22. The coal fam
ine situation in North Dakota has be
come so eerious Senator Hansbrough
will confer with President Rooseveli
tonight to see if some means cannot
be found1 to relieve the situation.
SWETTENHAM CONVEYS HIS
THANKS TO UNITED STATES
A CHANCE IS SEEN
Church Urged to Take Advan
tage of Famine to Further
Work in China
BY RELIEVING THE DISTRESS
Agent of American Bible Society Ca
bles Urging a General Ap
New York, Jan. 22. The American
Bible society has just received the fol
lowing cablegram from Rev. John R.
Hykes, D. D., agent of the society for
"Xotify all boards of the Shanghai
Missionary association that 274 mem
bers, representing 19 bodies, urge an
appeal for famine relief through all the
"A million and a quarter are starv
ing. Refugees are already flocking to
the cities. In this district three mil
lion are destitute. Many millions are
l'lnced in HeMionll!e llnnrix.
"The general relief committee, rep
resenting all interests in this part of
the east, unite in placing the work of
relief entirely in responsible hands of
"This is the opportunity of the cen
tury to impress China."
SHOWS DENVER IS
VICTIM OF RATES
Evidence Given Commerce Commission
Show Most Remarkable State
- Denver, Col., Jan. 22. Evidence in
tended to show rate disci iminat uins
against Denver was submitted yester
day to Commissioner Prouty of the in
terstate commerce commission. Georce
J. KIniTcl. a'DpnTTT-maTiTifactnrcr, sub
mitted tables which illustrated differ
ent methods of figuring out compara
tive tariff rates. Some of the tables
showed that certain commodities could
be shipped from eastern points
through Denver to San Francisco and
Salt Iake and back to Denver at a less
rate than direct to Denver. He sug
gested that this might explain in part
the shortage of cars throughout the
The railroads cited to appear, so far,
are the New York. New Haven &
Hartford, New York Central & Hudson
River, Baltimore & Ohio, Pennsylva
nia, Pittsburg, Cleveland, Cincinnati &
St. Louis, Lake Shore & Michigan
Southern, Michigan Central, Erie, Chi
cago, Burlington & Quincy, Chicago,
Rock Island & Pacific, Chicago &
Northwestern, Chicago, Milwaukee &
St. Paul, Atchison, Topeka & Santa
Fe, Coast Line, Denver & Rio Grande,
Rio Grande Western. Southern Pacific.
Missouri Pacific, Union Tacific, and
"Josiah Flynt" Dead.
Chicago, Jan. 22. Josiah Flynt Wn-
lard. author of many magazine articles
over the pen name of "Josiah Flynt,"
depicting the character and life of tne
tramp and various classes of society
which make up the "under world,"
died Sunday night at the Kaiserhof
hotel. 2GG South Clark street, where
he had been living for two months
while writing a series of articles ex
posing the poolroom system of gam
bling and the gamblers' trust," as the
result of his investigations in New
York and Chicago.
Mr. Willard's vitality had become
too weak to respond to medical treat
ment and he died In the evening. Death
was caused by a complication of pneu
monia and kidney disease.
Uook Alike; Marry Same Man.
St. Louis, Jan. 22. Two women,
each claiming to be the wife of Frank
Bocklage of this city, and who look
enough alike to pass for sisters, have
united to prosecute the man they
claim has married and deceived both
CULLOS IN AGAIN
Reelected by Illinois Legisla
ture for Fifth Term
Springfield, 111., Jan. 22. Shelby M.
Cullom was today elected United States
senator for the fifth time. The voto
stood 44 for CuUom, and 7 for former
Justice Carroll C. Boggs.
In the house the vote was: Cullom
SS, Boggs CI, Daniel R. Sheen (prohi
bition) of Peoria 3.
The houses meet in joint session to
morrow to ratify the election.
Aid Extended to
NO WORD TO ENGLAND
Home Government Contiruss
Ignorant of Reason for
Slap at Davis.
Washington, Jan. 22. The state de
partment made public the following
cablegram, received at 9 last night:
"Jamaica, Jan. 20. Hon. Elihu Root,
Secretary of State, Washington: Ja
maica is profoundly grateful to your
excellency for the expression of sym
pathy and for the very practical aid so
kindly brought by Admiral Davis and
entire service of the squadrou of the
United States navy.
WuilliiK on m? llruliHiu.
London, Jan. 22. The British gov
ernment and nation, having shown the
strongest reprobation of the attitude of
Governor Sweitenham of Jamaica In
bringing about the withdrawal of the
American warships from Kingston,
chief interest now centers in the gov
ernor's long deferred reply to the Brit
ish government's urgent demand for
an explanation of his conduct which
will give the first adequate means of
determining the government's final
course in repudiating or commending
the governor's action. This explana
tion had not b-en received during the
early hours of the day.
llrllnln la Dnvla' Drltt.
London, Jan. 22. By a tdngular co
incidence Admiral Davis happens to be
an officer to whom England heretofore
has felt the deepest gratitude, as tils
course, while acting as Americun mem-'
ber of the international arbitration
court at Paris upon the sinking of the
British fishing vessels in the North
sea by the Russian fleet, practically
was decisive in shaping a decision fa
vorable to Great Britain.
Some phases of the arbitration werJ
not stated at the time, as they might
have proven irritating to Russia. It
Is known that Admiral Dalvs' staunch
support of the British contention turn
ed the scales at the decisive moment.
His views were accepted by the Aus
trian admiral, whose vote, with that of
the British member. Admiral Baumont,
made a majority, which determined the
character of the final decision.
King Edward on the conclusion of
the court communicated an invitation
through the British ambassador at
Paris, to Admiral Davis to come to
Buckingham palace, wnere marked
honors would have been shown him.
But the desire to avoid anything which
might be construed as wounding Russli
led Admiral Davis not to accept the
It is supposed that if Governor
Swettenham had any reasonable Justi
fication for his extraordinary letter to
Rear Admiral Davis he would not de
lay in placing his government in pos
session of the facts; therefore his si
lence is regarded as a confession of
weakness of his case, or an evidence
of compunction at having adopted an
May Hrall Onvrrnnr,
Practically all the ministers are
adopting a highly appreciative attitude
toward the United States, and it cannot
be doubted that the incident will l3
settled, probably by the recall of Gov
ernor Swettenham, or at leaBt disavow
al of his action and apology to Rear
Knute Nelson Reelected.
Et. Paul, Minn., Jan. 22. Knute Nel
son was today elected to succeed him
self as United States senator from
ROCK ISLAND ROAD
Fast Mail Long Carried by Burlington
to Be Changed According to
Omaha, Neb., Jan. 22. The Omaha
postoffice has been notified by (he gov
ernment that after Jan, 24 the Rock Is
land will carry the faft mail between
Chicago and Omaha. For 20 years con
secutively the Burlington held thlg
contract. The award to the Rock Is
land was made on the grounds that its
train reached Omaha from Chicago
one hour earlier than does the Burlington.