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THE ARGUS. FBIDAY. : APRIL 3, 1908.-TWELVE PAGES:
PRICE TWO - CENTS.
DEMOCRATS START MUSTER IN
HOUSE TO FORGE ABANDONMENT OF1
REPllDLlCiN OO-NdTllitlG POLICY
Altendance Ugbi at 'Opening
x of thQ Second Day's;
MEMBERS FAGGED OUT
Williams and Payne, However,
Are on Hand and Promptly
Washington, April 3. The house
committee on rules today agreed to
the program to break the existing fili
buster. It provides for the passage
of a deficiency appropriation bill now
before the house without an interme
diate motion and for dispensing with
the first reading of the District of
Columbia appropriation bill. It limits
. general debate on the district bill to
two hours.' )
I Started by First Motion t
Washington, D. C, April 3. There
was a slim attendance of members
when the house convened today due to
the strenuous session of yesterday.
Both Payno and Williams, majority
and minority leaders, however were
on hand prepared for a further parlia
mentary struggle j which, was soon
again under way.
It was precipitated by a motion by
Payne for the approval of the journal
of yesterday's' proceedings. On that
motion a roll call was forced1 by Wil
liams. The call served to bring out
the full strengia of both parties. Par
isians on both sides are evidenty de
termined to conduct a fight to the fin
ish. - ' .
Filibustering In Iloune.
Washington, D. C.j April 3. The
. democrats . in the house, under the
leadership of " John Sharp Williams,
yesterday inaugurated one of the most
vigorous filibusters ever, conducted in
that body. -.-.-7. -v.' v- : ,
The democrats did. not get into ac
tion Until after the 'passage of the ag-
rlculturaf appropriation bill. There
upon5 Representative Payne, the house
leader of the republicans, threw down
the gauntlet to the democrats and noti
fied them that the republicans did not
propose to accept their ideas as to
what the piSgrani of legislation should!
be. ' : ' '
William Accept Challenge.
. Minority Leader Williams accepted
the challenge," whereupon the demo
crats resorted to ail the obstructive
tactics known to parliamentary lew on
every prdposltiou that came up for
After forcing thirteen roll calls and
exhausting their parliamentary ro
. sources In employment of dilatory tac
tics, the democrats found themselves
, worsted in the struggle, the majority
. side at 10:09 o'clock carrying a motion
to adjourn by the vote of 121 to 81. ,
.Many Chances Made.
The agricultural appropriation bill
carries $11,508,800. It had been under
discussion for nine days, and from the
time Its consideration began until the
end its - provisions were attacked at
every turn, with. the result that it un
derwent many changes.
Just before , its passage Mr. Scott of
Kansas, chairman of the agricultural
committee, made an ''unsuccessful fight
to have Btricken out the amendment
adopted considerably increasing the
appropriation for soil investigations,
such legislation! as would give t6 the
cities,' villages and towns the right to
own and regulate : public utilities.
Whether or not such right of control
and1 regulation- should be exercised Is
for the municipality to, determine.
"I especially believe that the many
cities and villages of Illinois, some of
which already have, electric lighting
plants for furnishing public , light
should be allowed to sell light to their
citizens. . v -. ,
Nw Banking; Law Needed.
He said there should be a new bank
ing law in -the state, with a banking
department in charge of a superinten
dent of "banking, and he condemned
the Illinois' and Michigan canal com
missioners for their conduct in the
Dresden Heights deal with the Econ
omy Light and Power company. ?
""It is a matter of grave concern Jo
the state," he said, "that these com
missioners continue in office notwith
standing their gross inefficiency and
unpardonable indifference to the in
terests of the people. " With an un
dertaking so great -and vast as the
deep waterway the public will not long
suffer such ' public servants to be in
trusted with rights which should be
safeguarded for public uses to the end
of time. . .. . : : v
" Makes Plea for Home Hole.
"I. have enumerated some- of the
great questions now before the people
of the state that are pressing for set
tlement. The present . republican ad
ministration has . failed signally to
meet its pledges. ' The democratic par
ty in the legislature has led the way
in the fight for home rule, direct prl
maries, civil service, and .banking re
form, and should be returned to
STU DY PANAMA
Offer by - President Indicates
Conditions on Isthmus Are,
REBUFF FOR IIANLY
Indiana Governor's Favorite
oiaie yonvenxion is
REPUBLICANS MAUE A TICKE1
Five Ballots Necessary to Select Man
for Governor, James E. Watson
Finally Winning. ;
TALK AND FIGHT
Every ; Point Raised Precipi
tates a Row i at the St. '
- Washington, April 3. John Mitchell
former president of the Mine Wooers
of "America called on the president "to
day. On leaving the White' house, he
said the president had offered him a
position as special commissioner to
study and report upon labor conditions
in the Panama canal zone. Mitchell
said 'he , was not able to accept the
offer as it was necessary for him tn
recover his " health before he could
take up work of any kind.'
John P. McGoorty Candidate
for' Democratic Nomination
. !. for' Governor, Talks
FOR L0CALSELF GOVERNMENT
Cities. Towns and Village Should
. . . s
Have Power to Owrv and Regulate
V ! i Public Utilities.
JO DAVIESS COUNTY '
IS FOR PATTIS0H
Democrats Indorse Candidate for Goi
ernor and Elect Delegates to the
. State Convention.
INDIANA REPUBLICAN TICKET.
For governor James E. Watson.
For lieutenant governor Fremont
C. Good wine.
For secretary of state Fred A.
For auditor of state Oscar Hadley.
For attorney general James Bine-
For reporter of .supreme court-
George W. Self. i . v I
For superintendent of public In
struction Lawrence McTurnan. -''
For state statistician J. L. Peetz.
For judge supreme court, Fifth dis
trict Quincy A. Myers. -
Indianapolis, Ind.; April 3. Indiana
republicans yesterday selected a state
ticket headed by Congressman James
IS, Watson; indorsed President RoosV
velt's every official act; selected na
tional delegates and electors at large;
pledged tie support of the state to
Vice President Fairbanks in his pres-.
idential' campaign ; and adopted a
platform declaring for early tariff re
vision and the establishment of a na
tional mining bureau! ' '
Six of the nominations for state of
fices were by acclamation, the nom
inees being the present incumbents,
who were'- conceded "second term
rights' without question.
, Took Five Ballots. .
The fight . over the head of the
ticket, however, was bitter. Five bal
lots were necessary before the Wat
son forces carried the day.
Party leaders are "eploring the ef
fects of, the bribery charges that pre
ceded the nomination.
.It was regarded as singular . that
every charge - of attempted bribery,
and' against which the committee on
rules and permanent organization, in-
veiMwf the-new-rure-in respect' td "vT-
cancies, was against Watson men.
None was traced to- Watson himself
nor to any one else, for that matter,
but "faf : every instance2' ' the proxy ' or
vote of aadelegate the "purchase1 was
to be, made in the" interest of " Wat
son's .candidacy. . - '' - '
Slap' for Governor Haalr."' "
The nomination of Fremont Good-
wine for Heutenant governor is eit-
pected to be taken" by Governor Hanly
as a rebuke to himself. Many of the
delegates resented the governor's at
tempts to dictate the nomination for
that office, and from the moment that
Governor Hanly's opposition to Good-
wine became known Goodwine stock
oegan - to- soar, ana nis nojtnination
practically waa unanimous.' ' "
Friends if President RoosevtvT and
Secretary Taft are . jubilant over , the
resolutions indorsing the national , ad:
ministration an declaring? in. favor
of. the president's policies. '
NEBRASKA IS WARLIKE
Temporary Chairman In Ad
dress Ssys Country is Ripe
s for Rebellion. ' '
SilOOJltlG It) COURT
.' '' .. .'' .. . . . ". i . ' '
Indiana Dynamiter KUIr Terra
r Haute Police Chief and . '
- Wounds Others. '. ,
BRITISH TORPEDO BOAT DESTm
GUT IN TIVO BY A CRUISER DURIilG
MAI1EUVERS AND 36 MEN GO DOVJtJ
POLICEMEN CHECK CAREEIt
Prosecution of Desperate Law Break
er. Results in 8tartllng Tragedy
When Verdict is Read;:' i
; St. Louis, Mo.," Aprll 3. The plat
foi-m to be submitted, to the populist iaS0
ennvpntinn was ocfmnlfited at flavHp-ht'
Terre .Haute, Ind., April 3. Henry
F.' McDonald, convicted dynamiter of
two stores' and a church yesterday
murdered the' man" whose' testimony
convicted hini arid shot four' others" in
the circuit court room before be was
shot down' by the police officers pres
ent. .: '. - :' , i; -The
tragedy followed the reading
of the verdict of the jury finding Mc
Donald guilty of destroying three
I buildings at Sanford owned ' by men
who exposed his ."Mind tiger, a year
Hardly had the last words of the
atier an Bii,ni8ai bcsiou uy me com- Rfsrn. (n hu foot vnlv In h.nl
mlttee on resolution$. Much consider
ation' was given .to". the' money plank
and when finally accepted by the ma
jority of the committeeit was not sat
isfactory to tne mlnority-.and a fight
' Attorney Eacaj-es Fire.
The first shot was aimed at Prose
cuting Attorney' James A. Cooper,- Jr.,
who saw what was coming and tum
bled out of his chair to the floor-out
over Its phraseology on the floor of 0( harm's way. At the next shot Wil
liam E. Dwyer, . chief of detectives,
the convention was certain
Tmat Plank Bone of Contention.
A debate is also expected on the
trust plank. As prepared by the com
mittee the financial plank declared' the
Issuing of money, is a1 function of gov
ernment : alone and that it should not
be delegated to any corporation or in-
' . t
Galena, Jli.,v April 3. The Jo Da
viess county democratic central com
mittee met in .Galena yesterday and
auoptea -resolutions indorsing Douglas
Fauison for governor and William
Jennings Bryan "for the presidency.
ueiegates to. the state convention
were selected. : Attorney Martin J
Dillon of this city announced his can
didacy for minority representative in
tne legislature. The delegation , to the
state convention is friendly ?to the
present state committee. , -
Vermilion Elects Delegates:
Danville, III., April 3. The demo
cratic, county central committee yes
terday afternoon selected 18 delegates
to represent Vermilion county at the
state convention.' They were not In
structeo. for any national committee
man, but will be solid - for a Bryan
delegation. Resolutions were adopted
indorsing Bryan ,for" president and
Circuit Judge B. R. E. Kimbrough
of this city for governor.
NEW TOBACCO WAR
Congressman Would Tax Gift Coupons
Given to Weed Users.
t Washington,"" April 2. Hearing was
begun yesterday ;' before the house
ways and means committee on a bill
committee,: to impose an Internal' rev
enue ;tax of 2- cents -on 'every prize
coupon givem away with-' tooacco,
Strike at 'Rome. y;
Rome, April 3. A general strike
has been proclaimed- as a protest
against fatalities in connection with
the disorders on the streets here yes
ferday.whem troops Killed three" riot
ers and" wounded 15 others. '" '-. s
was killed.1 Before the police officers
could get into action ' Harvey W.
Jones, superintendent of police, was
shot in the side. Deputy Sheriff Ira
Wellman sustained a wound in the
chin and Sylvester Doyle, court bail
iff, was shot in" the leg and a bystan-
dividual. " The demand is made that , der struck in the lee.
money be issued direct to the' people I - By this time the police had recov
without the intervention of banks and'ered from the stupor into which; they
be full legal tender for all debts,' pub-; seemed to have been cast by the sud
lie and private. Tne working of the aenness oi me irageay ana nau s
national banking law is criticised and i dozen of them concentrated their fire
the demand made that power to issue on "McDonald, who : fell apparently
money be taken fronv the banks. The
Aldrich and Fowler ' bills are denounc
ed.' The plank on trusts demands that
(he, government own 'and control rail
roads and all public stilities .which in
their nature are . monopolies -
""'" 0aer Planfcs pobmittrd.
Other plank submilted favored the
InletetJon and referendum power to re
call from office - disloyal on inefficient
representatives, enforcement of legis-
lation looking- to the Improvement of
conditions for wage earners abolition
of child labor, suppression of sweat
shops,: abolition of oomrict as opposed
to free .labor, exclusion from American
shores-; pf ioreigo- pauper labor, 8-nour
work day, legislation in favor of safety
appliance, Immediate adoption of pre
cautionary measures to prevent a repe
titlon of recent mining' disasters, work
on public improvements in times of
depression -for unemployed men, pass
age of a law prohibiting courts from
assuming jurisdiction involving the
constitutionality of any law enacted by
congress and approved, by the presi
dent, and the maintaining of farmers'
organizations and the extension of
their power and influence'- -
. V d.Claalt Over Chairman
The first clash of the day in the con
ventioncame on the report of the com
mittee, on. permanent. ' organization
which recommended that George A.
Honneckerof New Jersey be made
permanent chairman. W B. Jones of
Nebraska moved as a substitute '"" the
temporary organization be . made per
manent. The convention - worked itself
into a parliamentary tangle which end-
MINISTER CUTS OFF WRECK VICTIM'S
LEC WITH A JACK KNIFE TO SAVE HIM
FROM DEATH BY ESCAPING STEAM
t - it.L
St., Louis, . Mo April 3. Pinioned
in the wreckage of a Burlingtod pas
senger car . add enveloped by hissing
steam, J.' A.- MCKlttrick of Brookfield,
MO., drew a . dull jackknife from his
pocket, handed it to Rev. R. c. Allen,
and commanded him to cut off his leg.
Hesitating "at 1 first,- the - 'minister
clutched . the knife, kneU'at McKlt
trlck'a' side." and as he plnhsed " the
blade into the flesh prayed for suc
cess. - The . knife was dull and Mc
Klttrick Buffered intense agony.
1 "Throw it away and get an ax," he
cried. But Mr. Allen desnerately con
tinued . and in a few minutes, had
severed the tendons, the, bones being
crushed, v- -. s. . .. , .-
The impromptu surgical operation
was unavailing, McKittrick dying last
nigbt im a St Louis hospital. . . - ,
; Injured Nnne Alda Amputation. , t
Among , the passengers on the
wrecked train was ; Mrs.V Emma Ren
ner, arHrained nurse, of ; Cincinnati.
..t.ZZJMi-t y pawner ( MInnf
platform yeBterday In Chicago and in
corporated It .in' a epee'eh which he
m rcui'a. vyucu Jiir, miuwii i; , m- .k. iTniti CM ThU'lc
flmiteuiBS,:!!. ittuumam uc -t-A nf tho" wn11o(f tnhaoM trust ! Althnnp-h nnlnfnllv hurt .In tho . prrtah
8tatemeQt Of hlS VleWS . t.,,-.. i-omnvo oho rrv v.ioil atA In tha' tnnln
l . ' UUU 1,0 uuiuvtlSU UCOIMI T UV .UTU I0IIBUV It'll (UV Uk-IUtl.
tne gut coupon .as a weapon to crusa operation.
iiuniiea oy- nis-oeowrMop. !HJ -competition. -- . .' M -v; ; . '".Mrs. .Renner procured a. bottle of
of importance in the state. John W. Yerkes, former commis- whisky and as Mr. Allen cat the im-
Vonit Give cities .More power. -sioner- of internal revenue,-as attor- prisdned man's flesh. ' Hirer pressed the
"r believe in? the . principle or local ney, for independent tobacco manufac-liquor to McKittrick's lips. - sv v'
self-government v" the fullest sense or turerB, urged a favorable report - on -s -Drink It," she ordered; "It will do
tist Yrr--K Jo I A 'T Kl vo-oftmMtlv 4l. Tlia liaotHnoi will . Ka . trm tin. mA ... : . . .: ... j A
advocated,,' -d- with - some success, tied today.
-.- T11 try a nttle- of . it,-' grimly re-
pnea McKittrick. "but I haven't
touched, a 'drop of . the, stuff in Ave
years.". . The steam from the engine
increased 4n quantity.
"Cut off that leg, I can't stav here
ana.aie," he shouted.
f The leg severed, willing hands lift-
ea incismricK ana carriea him into a
car. Here the training of - the nurse
came lhto play again.
snatching the long veil from her
hat,- she twisted Tt 'into a tourniquet
and stopped the -flow of blood. From
her medicine case she gave morphine
to ease, the pain and strychnine "' to
st imulate heart act ion. . s
Then, tearing her white 6kirt Into
strips, she made bandages .and 'pre
pared McKittrick 1 for removal ; to St.
Louts. He was a stock raiser and
dealer. . r " ' -.. -' h
Miniate la SO Veara Old. -
"Mr. Allen, who amputated McKit
trick's leg, is a Covenanter minister,
60'years of age- "He was on his way
to Stannton, HI. .Nurse .Renner was
going to ..her home in Cincinnati from
the state of Washington; . j . .
i The jwreck was. caused bjj; the: pas
senger traid -crashing- Into a freight
train from the rear. The 'passenger
train nad run past the flag at Spanish
Lake.'.- . -.. '.; -. k:;-
- Several othr passengers were hurt
iii'the "wrecfe,- but none seriou3ly;"-
mortally- wounded. '
' Storlea Conflict.
' Some of ; the witnesses to the trag
edy say tuat JamesfcDonald, brother
of the convicted man, did . some of
the shooting. Others' say the dyna
miter had two weapons, firing both.
The police are searching . for James
McDonald, :who. got-'wy "in-- the ex
; The first snot threw tie ."court room
crowd into a state-of panic. The
jurors jumped, to their feet and
started to-flee.-; J. T.-Walker one' of
the. i1 attorneys, endeavored to seize
McDonald, but was unable to do so.
- Judge Crane , ran to the '. railing of
the jury box, behind "whjch he, sought
refuge: . The spectators in the court
room " were making frantic efforts to
get out. while persons outside , who
heard the shooting, struggled to get
in. - '' "V ..":.'". " ' ""
. Within a few minutes a throng
numbering more than 1,000 had as
sembled about the court : house and
police reserves were needed to pre
vent 'their storming the court room
'.. Cause of the Tragedy.
McDonald is known as "a desperate
man" and the . police were .present -at
the trial as a precaution, but no one
thought to have him searched-(or
weapon. He-had been -out on bail
since a Jury disagreed in a former
trial.- w-w---'W ' !
The people, of Sandford have been
fearful that he . would wreak further
vengeance on them or their property
as he had made many "threats, and
they did not think he should hate
been admitted to bail.
A year ago last February his ''blind
tiger" saloon was raided 'by. the uner-
Iff and his officers, including Well
man. McDonald held the Methodist
chnrch people responsible . and alBO
blamed two merchants named John
son and ; Reese for his "trouble?T V.
The night his saloon was rata ea tne
church and 'the two stores - were
wrecked by dynamite. McDonald and
his bartender, James Scanlon were
seen skulking about town, and they
were" indicted. : -v r; ; '- .:
SeaQlon has not been tried. - v.
ledge of the committee on resolutions.
' deferred to a Committee.
There waa much confusion in the
convention with many delegates clam
oring for recognition. The motion to
incorporate the resolution advocated by
Tibbies In. the 'platform was submitted
to a special committee which was or
dered -to report at the afternoon ses
sion. v -,"-".';'
Two Seaaloaa Vain.
St. 'Louis, Mo.,-April 3. After two
sessions of the national populist con
vention a permanent organization had
not been affected. . v " "
The first contest came in the after
noon when : A. M. Walling of David
City, Neb., : vigorously protested ' the
manner in which members of the com
mittee on credentials were chosen. He
was voted down.
- The sole business of the "afternoon
session consisted of the adoption of
the report -of the committee on cre
The sessions of the convention are
held In the Olympic theater, where a
comic opera company holds forth at
night, and it is understood the political
sages shall give over the stage to the
chorus-girls every afternoon at 5
o'clock. When that hour arrived yes
terday the committees on 'rules and
permanent organization were not pre
pared to report and the convention ad
Shocking Naval Accident Jakes
Place Off the Isle of
STRUCK IN THE DARK
Deck Crew Clothed in Heavy
Oilskins and Boots Un-"
able to Swim.
LOSS WAY BE
Corning Distillery Burns
Jut Firemen SavV
Stored Spirits." ' :
Portsmouth. England, . April 3.
Thirty-six men, including Lieutenant
Middleton, commander of the torpedo
boat destroyer Tiger, lost their' Uvea
in a collision off the Isle of Wight last
night between that vessel and . the
British cruiser Berwick.! The vessels
were engaged in night maneuvers in .
the channel while on the way to Port
land. ' 7 . -''.' '-.
Nlsht Wu Dark.
The night was very dark and the
Berwick was steaming slowly. When
the destroyer attempted to cross the .
big cruiser's bow it was caught amid-.
ship and cut in half with knife-life.
precision, sinking almost immediately.
The" deck crew, who were dressed
in heavy oil skins and boots, .went
down with the vessel, not having time
to free themselves from these Tieavy
encumbrances. ' '.'.."
Pleked Un 23 Otnera... v
Of the 22 men rescued most of them
were engineers and stokers who, hav
ing light clothing, were able to keep
themselves afloat until boats from the
other ships, which -were immediately
launched, picked thfem up. - '
the fire which started at 2 this morn
Ing in the mill of Corning & Co.'s
distillery under control. The ml., was
six stories of brick and 250 feet
square. The flames spread to adja
cent elevators, engine1 house and coop
erage rooms. .
Kept From Splrlta.
The tower Containing 125,000 gal
lon pf spirits was endangered but the
firemen after a long, hard battle suc
ceeded' In keeping "the fire from the
spirits. The total loss is estimated at
$750,000 to $1,000,000.
- ' Tobacco YVareaoaaea Burned.
Lynchburg, Va., April S. Fire here
early today destroyed three tobacco
factories operated by T. T. Dunning-
ton. , The estimated loss is $200,000.
HOPES THERE WILL
S00H BE SETTLEMENT
Operators and Miners Show Disposi
tion to Get Together in Central
:'. Competitive Filed. -
TAFT Id CHICAGO
- ."jf4tar Secretary Has Strenuous
feona, -in., Apm'3. it' was it
o'clock today before the firemen had
36 Hours Ahead of Hire ,
'" ' There.'"' ' '
GIVEN POLICE PROTECTION
i Speech at Columbus he Declares
United States Should Have Army
of 250,000 Men. .
J." Indianapolis, April 3. r- President
Lewis of the United Mine Workers of
America stated today he had received
sufficient acceptance to his Invitations
for aj meeting to justify the statement
there! will be a Joint ''conference be
tween the miners and operators of the
districts '- of Western Pennsylvania,
Ohio,. Indiana and Illinois for the pur
pose of repudiating the wage agree
ment In the central competitive' field.
Lewis could not state where or when
Lthe meeting would be held.
ed in the substitute, being defeated and
jjlonnecker elected chairman. . V h -..
v Rlne for Revolntlon., ;,
Honnecker- made an address of con
siderable length in which he ylg6rohs-
lyr attacked- thecourts of 'the country
under -whose rniings ne aeciarea many
gross injustices' had been- committed.;
He deprecated the industrial situation'
of the. country declared an opportune
time for revolutloa was present and as
serted it only need the J'Gemaji of a
Robespierre or a"eloqnence-ot a Dante
to set the country in s blase.- Follow
ing his address the report of the com
mittee on resolutions was presenteo.:
Objeeta to Reaolatlona.
- The report of ' the'comnrittee,on
resolutions was read by J. A. Parker
of Kentucky and on nvotion to adopt
F. H. Tibbies of Nebraska objected
savittK almost 'important-' part' ot a
plahk adopted by fne committee last
nleht was omitted. - Parker in explain
lng said - at ' a ; subsequent' meeting of
the committee the plan on money had
beeif materially" : modified; ' "Tib We
charged it was done without the know-
YESTEfiOAY IN C0KGQESS
4. Washington April -3 - Following
are in brief the proceedings of the
two. houses of congress yesterday as
taken from the official records:
SEJfATB The Knnlnn ' of thn senate
yesterday waa Tararely consumed by- dla-,
cuaslon of a bill to reorsaniao the public-
school system In the T5lstrlct of
Cplumbia by piscina; It under the con
trol pi.m. airector appointea by tne na
tional commissioner of education. The
bill relating- to the settlement of claims
of states on 'account of the disposition
of public lands was again taken up and
me -tfacoit amendment ror settling; the
accounts of owners of cotton seised by
the " government during- the' civil war,
amounting to tS.000.000. was .consider
ed, put - without results, eitner on tne
bill or the -amendment. The senate at
8:J8 p. m. adjourned until next Monday.
HOUSE Carrying n total of 9 11.508.
SO, the -agricultural appropriation bill
was - passed by tne House yesterday.
During the-debate a brief flurry was
crekted by Mr. Harrison -of New York.
a democrat, characterising; as socialistic
tne mu or Minority leader Williams
providing; foe. the . utilisation .of the
treasury surplus in the construction
and Improvement of roads in the seVw
eral states. with the agricultural bill
out of the way,- the-, democrata. under
the : leadership of Mr. Williams, con
ducted a successful filibuster- against
me iransaciion oi any rurtner busings'
At 10:10 p.m. a motion to adioxi-n un
til today, was forced through - by the
Chicago, - April 3. Secretary Taft
will arrive in Chicago late this after
noon and enter upon- a 36 hours' en
durance encounter with Chicago hos
pitality. Before he leaves town to
morrow night he will have made six
speeches, attended six formal banquets
and luncheons, fulfilled a series' of en
gagements which he -has pronounced,
"fine, if I am able to live through it."
Taft's train, will m arrive about rZ
o'clock over a road the name of which
Is withheld by the city authorities who
are taking precautions to guard the
city's guest. "h -
Sees Army of 350,000 Seon,
Columbus, O., April 3. Secretary of
War Taft, in his address to the Colum
bus board of trade last night, predict,
ed that the United States would soon
have enough regulars and sufficient
citizen soldiery to put into the field
an army of 250,000 men. :
' He said the army was a topic which
has too little consideration la times of
peace, but that congress now manifests '
an interest in the development of the
nation's defense and a willingness to
improve its various branches.
' ' Hut Pny MlUtla.
"Of course. In the support of such
an army," said the secretary, "the re
public is subjected to heavy expenses,
because - the whole ' . army regular,
militia,' arid volunteer are volunteers,
and must receive compensation satis
factory to enable them to live and sup
port somebody besides themselves. :
FLOOD Id OHIO THE
THIRD in SIX IVEEltG
Four. Days of Rain 8Urt High Water
( Which May b Worst of ; .
Cincinnati, April" S.- For the third :
time in six. weeks the Ohio river ' "'at -this
point' has gone above the flood '
stage and this third' spring flood bade .
fair to be one of the worst in many '
years. The rise is - limited practically
to the' territory south of Point Pleas-
ant and came - from ; exceptionally
heavy rain a of the past three or f oar -
days. ' - T - .- " , : - . v.
1 Cincinnati, April 3. At 2 this after
noon the Grand Central passenger ata-
tion was abandoned becanm of ' lr,! -y
water, - a . .-
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