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FIFTY-SIXTH YKAH. NO. 20 1. THE AKGUS, WEDNESDAY, .HTXK 12. 1007. PRICE TWO CENTS.
The One Hundred Thousand
Island "Will Be Rounded
Dollar Fund For Greater Rock
Up by Saturday Night
TAFT TELLS PRESS CLUB
PRESIDENT DOES NOT GO
BEYOND LEGAL POWERS
Secretary of War Declares Usurpation is More
Often by Congress Than by the Chief Ex
ecutive of the Nation.
FEASF AT DAVENPORT
NO SPECIAL RATES THRILL FOR
Illinois Railroad Representa
tives Act as Result of 2
Cent Fare Law.
CONVENTIONS ARE HARD HIT
Resolve, Also, to Fight the Act, Which
Goes Into Effect In This
State July 1.
repi : e ntat ivc
no 12. Illinois railroad
b in session in Chicag j
consider recent 2cenr
cil U :
Newspaper Men Cheer Refer
ence to Chief Guest's Pres
The climax of the.iit of
of War William 11. Talt
cities as I lie guest of the
Pie's (lull. Was the banquet
the flu i j ill lio:ior of .ht.U
General William Cmzier at
niercial c-1 1 1 1 in Davenport
inir. Tin1 numbers of the clt
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dividual quests, to the immlier of
gathered at the club house a' 7 o'clock
and immediately on the arrival of ,
tiistinguii-kod quests of the evening ae
compani. d hy otlicers of the Prcs club
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and Colonel Hlnnt of the arsenal, th
tompany repaired to the lari;e han.inet
hull on tin; second floor.
Dt-.'orntioilN in Iv.'.'iiiiiK.
The decorations of the room :t!i!
table wire most app: op-iate to the oc
casion. About the corridors and in
various places in the banquet room
were stacked Spriii-Jie'd army titles,
while these co-is! it tiled the sol" ta i'c
decoratioi.s a.-ide from tlowers whh h
adorned the tabic or honor. 11. hind
the table of bono- two l-ro fines were
draped, and in the center was hunu; n
larK shield. 1. licked witii crossed
swords. The ceiiln'4 was draped i:i
bunting, while the national colors were
huiiR from every door and wind.).-.
Over the center of the main eniranro
was a large piiotoraph of the chi"
guest of the evenins. in a back .moiin
of the national colors.
At the :ioill: end, 1'iO'itini; the tabl
of honor, was rrcrted a reptosentaii.n
of a battUmetit, with an s inch cannr-h
jiroti inline from tmder rj Ticwer banked
with (lowers and bearing the inscrip
tion, "The Tri City Press Club." 1!.--sido
each nlato was a dainty mot. t
card, on the face of which was enr iv
cd an American flap:, and the leitirs
"T. ('. I. C." On the back appeared a
small photograph of the o'd Davenport
Iiohk sli ad on llock Island arsenal.
Olliflnl Satulc (;lv4Mi.
When the invocation had in en i;iv-Mi
by Habbi William Fineshriber, who
is one of the honorary members of th"
Press club. Secretary Talt wasi;reet"d
by a salute of 17 Rims, the official mili
tary salute to his rank, from the minu?
cannon at the opposite end of t!v
( Tnll 'f Honor.
At the table of honor were seated
Judge- Taft, the chief guest of the even
ing General Crozier. Colonel Stanhope
K. Itlunt and his staff of Rock Island
nrs nal. Major C. S. Kichc of the I'm
ted States engineers of this city. (!en-
ial .1. Franklin Hell, chief of staff of
in. mh is of the; Press club,
u sts, including r pres nta
of the three cities, anion,;
nt being i he mayors of tli,
the three postmasters, th
piesiiii iiis oi all tl'.e commercial duns
and business nun's assodations. and
o;,er nun prominent in the business
and professional life of the community.
Outside newspaper men who wer'
pr. sent were a represi ntative ot the
ssuciated Press from Chicago, and
Sumner t he stall correspondent ot the
Chicago Kecord-llerahl. and a represen
tative of the Chicago Tribune.
II. I. Tilliiiuhnxt. Tiiii niiislt-r.
Follow inu the serving of an excellent
linn. r. President .lohn Slimline of the
Press club in a lew words introduced
he toast master of the evening, H. F.
Ti'.linghast. Mr. Tillinghast perfoini
d the dtilies of his position in an ablii
.lust bt tore presenting to the gather
ing the guest of i he evi niiig. Judge
Taft, Toasiniasier Tillinghast proposed
a toast to the health of ihe president,
which was drank, ail standing. Mr. Til
linghast then spoke as follows:
Mr. President and Gentlemen: The
Tri-Ciiy Pu ss !ul is a trinity in unity.
It stands for law and the constituiel
;utheti' ies. Recognizing no party, it
places patriotism above all parties;
love of country first and last. The
Press club is l.ai to ih. state, holding
that, in the words of the leanied French
man. De Tocquevi.ie. "The valley of the.
Mississippi is, upon the whole, t'ae most
magnificcii. dwelling p!a; e prepared by
God for man's abode."
The Press (dub for some ten vears
has been doing its best to promote fra
ternity and the larger and belter inter
ests of ibis community. It is the only
permanent organization in the time
cities to work in these directions. It
has tried to entertain, and it has ce--
rainiy succ: eded in being entertained
i ml instructed, by such men of science
and adventure as Sir Robert Hall and
Command, r Peary; such men of letters
as .lames Whitcomi) Riley. George Ade;
such artists and humorists as .lohn T.
McCiitcheon and Richard Henry Little;
such orators and editors as llenrv Wat-
teisoii and William J. P.ryan, Edward
Howard Griggs, and oihers. All thesii
are now honorary members of our club,
as two of the guests this evening will
One of the bonds that binds us of the
press to the honored guest, of honor
this evening is that of fraternity anj
fellow feeling.' I
of war. president of the American Na
tional Red Cross, governor of hundreds
of islands with their strange people; ho.
fore he wore the ermine so truly typical
of justice, he was a plain clothes man
and took bis assignment from his city
editor. He was a good news getter,
and he made readable "copy" by the
He is a friend of that strong and
brave and true n.an. Theodore Roose
velt, and in a very clear sense his per
sonal representative here this evening.
.loin me. gentlemen, in proposing "The i
health of the president of the United
The response to this sentiment will
he made by our guest, whose shoulders
are so broad that they are equal to car
rying greater honors than thev hav;
yet borne Secretary of War Taft.
To:il to I'rcNiilt'iil.
Storms of applause greeted the sec
retary and every man present, rose to
Washington Scared Over
8UT IS SET AT EASE
fare legislation voted to withdraw all
the special rales heretofore offered !o
convent ion itch gates ( lei gvmen. agents
of charitable institutions, and attend
ants at moichants' conventions. Com
mutation rales enjoyed by suburbanite;;
will ptohabiy not be affected.
The inclusion of merchants in the
general slaughter aroused a strenuous
protest from the Chicago Commercial
association, as the withdrawal of the
low rale will mean a difference of thous
ands of dollars to the wholesale mer
chants of the city. II. C. P.arlow. trans
poriation executive of the association,
appeared before the meeting of the
passenger agents and made a pica for
.he old rate of one tare and one-fifth
for iho round trip, to be granted to mer
chants attending the merchants' con
vention here. In case this could not h:
granted, a rate of a fare and one-half
ICt-iliifl Ion In Tr:ivt'l.
An aspect of the situation especially
emphasized was that the railroads
would gain nothing by the higher rate,
because of the inevitable reduction in
travel by country dealers hitherto ac
customed to make tegular trips to Chi
cago. It was shown that thousands of mer
chants visited the Chicago market b '
cause of the low rates granted by the
railroads who never bought in the local
matker in former years. Mr. P.arlow
estimated the volume of travel would
be decreased one-half.
Will I'IkM Mm- 2-( t ut l.:.
The action of the passenger agon's
at their met ting was taken in accord
ance with instructions from the execu
tives of the Illinois roads, also in ses
sion in Chicago yesterday. At the ex
ecutives' meeting also it was agreed A
contest the recently passed iJ-cont laws
not only in Illinois, but also in .Mis
souri, Iowa, Minnesota. Nebraska, and
The laws of Kansas and Wisconsin.
are acceptable to the transportation
lines and will not be contested.
In Nebraska. Arkansas, and Minneso
ta the laws are now in force. The law
in Missouri becomes operative June 14.
in Illinois July 1, and in Iowa July 4.
(t People r.tnniuli.
The general ground of the railroad
contention will be that population is
inadequate to support the passenger de
partment on a "-cent basis. An effo'-l
will be made to show that in Illinois,
the most populous of the western states
Launch Containing Eleven Offi
cers and Seamen Was
Hit by a Tug.
Washington. June A dispatch
dated Fortress. Monroe was, received at
the navy department this afternoon
from Secret ry Metcalf. and t he oflieiais
are satisfied the secretaiy is all right.
Kim Dunn li.v T:iu.
It is rcH)rted today tii;- ii:-:isl. r in
Hampton Roads Monday night, which
lesulte.l in the sinking of a launch from
the battleship Minnesota and Iho
diowning of 11 men, resulted from the
Minni sota's launch being run down by
a tug and coal barge which the former
was towing. The report which it was
stated bad been made otUcia'.ly on
board the Minnesota, did not give the
name of the tug.
"omul o Trm-e.
It is said the tug stopped in the roads
immediately follow ing the accident, bur
finding no trace of the object which
had been struck or any sign of Hie, re-
.-iiiiieu us course. i no presumption is
the small craft sank imnie.liat.lv in
the darkness of a stormy night, and
tile 11 occupants, being caught m their
canvas-covered craft with no possible
way of escape, were carried to the bot
tom and drowned like rats in traps.
Prote.-lc.l I'ritni Spraj-.
1. . , i
o was iaiiuug anil a cnoppy sea was
sending spiay to such an extent it be
came necessary lor those in the launch
to have the canvas coveting buttoned
tiglnly to the sides of the little vessel.
ScnrehiiiK lor lloiliex.
Torpedo boats have been continually
searching Hampton Roads for some
trace of the bodies of the missing 11.
The weatiier continues stormy in the
roads and the waters are too i li.omv t -.
ittempt to drag for the missing launch
is yet. but this -will be commenced as
soon as the elements will permit
o fn :it III . i.
Norfolk, Va., June 12. No news had
been received up to in this forenoon
from Secroiarv Melcalf nn.l n:iiiv -li..
were on board the liL-htiioiw.. t.n.i.i,-
LONG IN harness BARKING OF SMALL DOG
SAVED LIFE OF GEN. BELL
Senator Morgan of Alabama.
Dies After 30 Years in
REACHED THE AGE OF 83
Held Msny 'Other Positions of Honor-
Fought Hard for Nicaraguan
Route for Canal.
Washington, June 12. T'nited States
Senator .lohn Tyler .Morgan of Ala
bama died lu re at 1:15 o'clock thin
Morgan had been in bad health a
number of years, but had more or less
BE.NAIUK JOHN T. V OUC. A.N OK ALABAMA.
regularly attended the sessions of coi
giess. He suffered from angina pec
toris, which was the cause of his death.
At the ihath bed were his daughters.
Miss Mary Morgan and Miss Cornelia
Moigan. both of ibis city, and his soc
ietal y .1. o. .lones. Morgan was aged
V!. and a member of the senate for
llel.l Oilier Oilier..
Morgan held a number of important
otliet s besides that of senator, iiiclud
tug membership in the Hawaiian laws
commission and arbitrator of the r.ohr
g sea dispute. His most active inter
si in I lie senate ill recent vears b:.s
'eeti in connection with the isthmian
nal question. He was a persistent ad
ocale ot iho Nicaragua-route and mn.l.-
niimber of notable speeches during
his long, but unsuccessful niit f..r
tdoption of a Nicaraguan waterway.
Maple which went to Jamestown
passing new rate bills, the greater por-
F ..... ...
fore he was minister t"'i'".o.o iu.cago sumii-
naniresi already enjoy a rate of less
than 2 cents a mile.
All lines were represented at th
meeting except the New York Central
and the Pennsylvania.
his feet and gave a cheer as the seen?
iar rose to speau. Judge Taft was
sunenng from a severe sore throat
and bcjfan by telling a story illustta
tive of his apology for thus continuing
he spoke as follows:
i caiiuoi iaii io rise io respond 10
the toast of the president of the Unite 1
! States. I think that everv bannuet
should begin with a toast to the pit s
dent oi me i niteu states, in othc
countries every banquet begins with a
toast to the monarch or the chief exec
utive of that country. I think some
times we edge away from those cu
toras on tne tneory mat in some wav
or other we are afraid there is goin
to be a monarch in this country. As
matter of fact, the introduction of sue
a toast means what? It means to r.
mind us, by a toast to him who repre
sents the country as its chief executive
or our duty'or loyalty, to bring us to
sense of one of the great virtues of
those who enjoy a country and a go
eminent, like ours, and it makes no dif
ference who the president is. Th
toast suggests two things, lhe lirst
suggestion is the office itself. Thei
have been occasions at times to express
r-itM nnvij-.t f nniA rt nrwn T -v V n
l.no r-l... I..-o T IO c Nllir B.iA.l-1,, iiimic omtnii, icti, luce
.,, i. ii , . innii. .j 1 1 1 1 1 i jl i 'f-r,..i . .. .. . . ..
Its being put into me nanus or tne ex
tary 1 art was enthusiastically greeted 'ecutive a power which usurps pow
here by fully 3,000 out of town visito3!ers of the other branches of the er.
the I nited States army. William nutter-j and by the entire faculty student body 'ernment, the legislative and the jt
worth of Moline. and President John of Iowa
I ------ - . - . . . . . j-,., - J"IH-I JI U1V. IMl, U U l IIIOHHIH q tlltllllt 'll-,l.
Minuine ot i ne i iess emu. u. r. i it- tne college procession, delivered an to satisfy us that in no government
ling'.iast. the toastmastt r of the evening, address, attended and spoke ot the ! with the power that we have and with
Robert Rexdale, Rabbi Fines In iber, and , Alumni dinne r, and then addressed the the real power resting where it does
Harry K. Downer. citizens in the tipen air. This evening lest, is there less danger of usurpation
About the two lung tables winch ex- he will be entertained by the local bjr.bv the executive than by ally oth
TAFT AT SCHOOL
Secretary of War Given En
thusiastic Reception at
tended the length of the room were at dinner.
powers the other branches of the
rnincnt ordinarily ought to enjov.
Congress ahvavs makes th,. .i.,,-, -,-
appropriations, and the executive cat;
not go without money witn which ; :
pay the persons who are to execute in
otders. i lie senate divid. s wiih him
the executive power in that it mu;t
confirm all his appointments and n
nun. iwo-inirus or tne senate must cog
ent and agree to any treaty which ho
may make with anv foreiirn m.wer
Where then can that usurpation or
mi; If IS trie mat mere ins he.vi
union i o i ne executive power in re-
c( nt years something thai seems lik
an extent ion or widening of iis scop.
nut it is easy ot explanation. he:i
wo took the Philippines, after th
Spanish war. they had to be governed
We entered the Philippines in IStS
Congress did not take one single st
witn reierence to governing ot too
Philippines until July 1. P.iuj. Thef;
were lully four years when those is
lands were in the control of the Unit.
stares, and congress assumed no au
thority and no responsibility with ?
spect to them. Well, who was tind
the load? It was the commander
chief of the army and navy; it was the
president of the United States, whose
army was in the Philippines, and h
nan to use ins own judgment in gov
erning t.iose tnousand islands in the
far cast with their eight millions of
people, while congress stood aside to
watch and see how he came out. So
in Cuba, we had to exercise military
governme-nt and for a number of yeais
without intervention by congress and
without specific authority. On the Isth.
nms of Panama we had this somewhat
ludicrous condition. Congress after .v
obtained the right to a zone about t i
miles in width and fifty miles in length
for the construction of the Panama
inal passed a joint measure whici
provided that the president should take
possession of that stretch and that a
government should ho carried on until
the time of thp next session of con
fess by the persons and in the man
ner to be directed by the nresi.lent of
the United States until the time of the
next session of congress. The next ses
sion of congress came to an end and
the measure ceased to have effe.-r.
There was no power expressly given
by congress to exercise any authority
and we cannot find todav anv nut ho.
it y on the statist e books by which w.
are carrying on a government in 'lie
isi minis cm l-anama. And vc-t we art-
carrying on a government.
Now il is true. I think, that the pre.-.:
dent nas ncconie more and more con
spicuous in the world, as we have b.
come more and more conspicuous as ;
world power, because it is impossible
for foreigners to understand our com
plicated system of balances betwee:
the executive, the legislative and in
judicial branches of the government
They have to do through their mini.
ters, through their ambassadors
through their chief executives with our
chief executives, and that as we gro
in importance as a nation before th'?
world probably elevates the impor;
ance of the chief executive.
Coming now to the other side of th
question, which is suggested by tiu
toast to the person of the present ia
cumhent, I hardly feel equal to .h
task. I asked myself, when I hea-d
the toast, proposed by the editor of
democartic paper, what was ther
about the present incumbent that dre
from him such a great elogium of
republican president, and further sue
an echo in the voices of republicans
and democrats present alike in thi
meeting. The last decade has brought
to this country a period of prosperit
utterly undreamt of before. The com
bination of capital; tha fortunate o
currence of great crops year after yea
have piled up wealth and financial pow
er, luxury and comfort to a poi.it
where the conditions may well su
eest to the pessimist the query: "Are
answer has been found in the fact that
in the; midst ef the greatest prosperity
that this country lias ever known, not
a period of depreciation, not in a pe-
iod of suffering, but in a ptiiod of the
greatest prosperity, the conscience of
the country has been quickened to coi
demn the abuses and the defects thai
have been made apparent to the ptiblv
by reason eif the abuses of financial
power. When in such a period of
prosperity the people are not blinded,
certainly we hope the best for the -public.
And. if n leader is the man wh-i
has more than any other man in 'lis
community, in quicktning tile con
sent nee of the community to that fact.
and bringing it to a belief and a con
viction that those abuses must he
stamped out. Theodore Roosevelt is
entitled to no final amount of recog
I wish that I had the time and th'
si length to go on and develop some
what in detail the geiu ral thought that
1 have attempted to set forth this eve
ning. Under the circumstances, the
underlying basis of the institutions of
private property is next to the institu
lion of civic liberty; is the foundati.n
of all our salvation. It must be und-M--stood
also that in the use of that insti
tution of private property there are
possibilities of au abuse, which, an;. -one
who abuses them, must be rein
stated in or else the institution of priv
ate property itself will be shaken.
There is a line to be drawn; there is a
regulation that is possible, and that is
what Theodore Roosevelt stands fo".
He bt lioves that i! is possible to hav-
great success and great prosperity in
this country and to have the progr.-''-
go on as it has gone em heretofore, but
that there may be avoided any a
cumulation bv misuse of powers pub
lic ami privaie so that we shall not
have that condition by which the man.
are contiolltd by the lew through
means that are illegal and cannot be
sustained when analytically examined.
The controversy that he has now car
ried on with the railroads and the
trusts is a controversy which hi
drawn down upon him criticism, that
he does not understand the dangerous
temptations with which lit is dealing,
but I am confident from the expression
that one hears from the country ovf
that that is not the general opinion.
hat the people he'i. ve in him because
thev believe that lie is owned ly ao
man. that he is controlled neither by
ar of the mob nor by an influenc
that comes in through the hack door
for the purpose of holding up th.
abuses that capital has in many ir.
tances sought to maintain.
Harry Orchard Watched
12 Nights to Shoot
SAYS IN BOISE TRIAL
Cross Examination of Leading
Witness Continued on
STREAM ON HORSE
Springfield. 111., June 12. Mayor
Griffiths of this city was drowned th'-we going the way of the old Roma
afternoon in endeavoring to ford on and Greek republics, and are we to be
horse back a stream of water near this ! corrupted and have this republic to
branches of the government of what J city
now start on the downward path?'" The
P.oiso. June 12. With the resumption.
of the Haywood trial this morning the
cioss examination of Harry Orchard
The cross examination was carried
over I lie attempt on the life of Gover
nor Pea body at Canon City, and events
immediately succeeding, including the
Goddard and Gabbert dynamiting, and
it followed the usual methods designed
to discredit the witness.
Ilnve Minrii Wrangle.
Attorney Richardson again suggested
Orchard was being coached by Detec
tive McParland and counsel for thi
piosectition. and provoked the sharpest
wrangle that lhe attorney and witness
have had in their long contest. Orch-
ird spiritedly denied he was being
coached and asserted he was telling
Tried 12 MBht to Kill Hell.
Just before the noon recess the mo
notony of the examination was broken
by Orchard's description of his at
tempts to kill General Sherman Bell in
Denver. For 12 nights he was at Bell's
residence waiting the opportunity to
shoot him. More than once a small
log's bark saved his life.
CAR HITS AN AUTO
Two Killed and Three Fatally
Injured in Collision at
MACHINE UPSET ON VICTIMS
The problems that we have before ".s
in carrying out tnese purposes ma
not be worked out for many years, lv.i;
the man who has first pointed out the
iv bv doing the things that have ac
complished much is the man who l
ntitlod to the credit for having cane I
the attention of tne people to wnai
thev have to do and having point !
nut to them t ie 1 mure course uia-
thev should take.
Gentlemen. I shall not endeavor to
peak any longer, in fact I nave tnKeu
more time man i suouui nine i ".i
not prepared to make a speech on thi
subj.-ct until the chairman suggestel
Ilonr l liilt
When the applause, which followed
Judge Taft's remarks, suhsideit, mi.
Tillinghast introduced Robert Rexdale
of this city, as the poet laureate of the
Tri-City Press Club. Mr. Rexdale in a
charming manner read two of his orig
inal poems, "The Homage of the Drum
nn.l "Yankee Guns at Manila." The
latter selection was exceptionally fit
ting, not only because of its sentiment.
Goes On Track After One Car Passed
and Meets Another Coming From
Indianapolis, Ind.. June 12. Two wo
men were killed, one man was fatally
injured, and two other women were ser
iously hurt last night when a street car
hit air automobile in which the party
were riding. The dead:
MRS. EMMA GORDON of Indianap
olis. MRS. THOMAS LOVE of Indianap
eilis. The fatally injured:
J. F. Hinies of Broad Ripple, Ind.
Miss Fay Hinies of Broad Rinple. Ind.
Mrs. Bearillas Raster tf Indianap
olis. Two f'nrx Met.
The collision took place at Thirty
eighth street and College avenue. The
auto approached the crossing from the
east. According to statements of Mr.
'Hinies, who was driving, he slackened
but from the fact that it was written speed to allow a northbound car to
for the Press club's celebration of Ma
nila day in 1902.
J'rciinretlnrKM fr Wnr.
In introducing General William Cro
zier. Mr. lillingnast said:
If war must come to defend national
(Continued on Page Four.)
YES, ABE RUEF DID
pass, then drove onto ;he double track,
whin the col'.ision came with the south
bound car he had not seen.
With a cra-li that was heard squares
away, drowning the screams of the wo
men, the big touring car went over,
burying its human burden underneath.
Mrs. Love was instantly killed and Mrs.
Gordon died a few moments after being
brought to the hospital.
Frisco Boss Swears He
vided Plunder With
San Francisco, Cal., June 12. In h-;
Schmitz trial today Abraham Ruef re
plied to the following questions in the
affirmative: "Did you in January I'M',
in the house at 2S49 Fillmore streer.
give this defendant Eugene E Schmitz,
$2,500 in currency?"
Ruef said when he gave the money
to Schmitz he told the mayor it was
his (Schmitz's) share of $5,0n() that
had been received from the French res
TO OYSTER BAY FOR SUMMER
President Roosevelt and Party Leave
Washington in Private Car.
Washington. June 12. President
and Mrs. Roosevelt. Mrs. Cowles.
Secretary and Mrs. Lecb. and M. C.
Latta, assistant secretary, left Wash
ington in the private car Magnet, at
tached to a regular Pennsylvania rail
road train, this morning for Oyster Bay,
where the president will spend lhi
Hit on Head; Goes Insane.
Ottumwa, Iowa. June 12. Erl
Brown, 13 years old, was adjudged in
sane yesterday. The boy recently was
struck on the head with a baseball bat
in an amateur game.
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