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FIFTY SEVENTH ' YEAR. NO. 148.
THE ARGUS. WEDNESDAY. PRIL 8, 1908 .TWELVE FAGES.U
PRICE TWO -GENTS
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GOVERNOR JOHNSON DECLARES IIIH
NOT BEltlG SOPPORTED BY! Ji J. HILL
Minnesota Executive on Way
. 'South Interviewed at .
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HE IS FRIEND OF BRYAN
Nat Making a Personal Can;
vasSrbut Willing to Make
, : . the Race. : y
cent; to 9 per-cent. These noteswhen
Issjiefl l&re, a first. Hen 'upon the as
sets of the bank. . . ,
"The notes are of a distinctive form
and would discredit any. bank putting
them out. , ' : ' '
' ' "The passage of this, act would de
prive, the banks of many of their best
directors and' would undoubtedly com
pel many national banks to change
their charters. . The restrictions ' im
posed under this measure would prac
tically make it Impossible for national
banks to compete with " strong state
banks in many communities."
OF COTTON ACREAGE
- Chicago, .April 8. Governor John A.
Johnson of "Minnesota, who Is on his
way to the battlefield of Shiloh, passed
through the city today. He Qiscussed
the presidential question freely, say
' ing: "I am a candidate for the presi
dency In the sense that if I gain the
iio'mination'i Bhali accept it, and make
every effort to be elected.' I am not
making any personal campaign and do
not expect Jto seek instructed dele
gates. I ' ' , , .
Not CondrHrd with Hill.
' "Any insinuations or assertidns that
my candidacy is being advanced by
James J. Hill and his interests, is ab
solutely false. I have fought him sev
eral times, and have never received a
word of encouragement from him or
any similar source." ;
.. ' ' Dor Not DIxrtiKM Bryan.
Johnson said he did not care to dis
cuss whilam J. Bryan and any differ
ences between TUmself and Bryan. " i
have the highest regard for Bryan as
a man," said Johnson, "and I admire
his ability and honesty. We are
friends as far as I know;
Leave It to Party.
"My position is just this: If mem
bers of the democratic party feel 1
would .stand more chance of election
than would Bryan or any other man,
I will be glad to make the campaign. J
As I view it, the democratic party 3ia3
at least an even chance to wjn this
President Harvie Jordan of Southern
Growers Says 63 Per Cent Less
v ' Should Be .Raised.
WINTER WHEAT, IS C
Atlanta, Ga., April 8. In ; a state
ment to the farmers of the south- is
sued today Harvie Jordon, president
of the Southern Cotton association,
urges a reduction in the cotton acre
age of C3 per cent. Unless it is done
he says the prices will be low next
fall. Jordan also urges the grower3
to hold to what "remnants of cotton
they have., u , . . ..
OF THE DRYS
Nebraska Shows Greatsr Gains
for Prohibition Jhan Any
l ?V; TC Other State.;;' .", ;.: '?-.r
YICTORY FOR li FOLLETTE
Senator Captures Delegates at Large
from Home State in Contest :
'? " with Secretary Taft.
Anti-Saloon League and Anti
: Locil ; Optionists ' "
Mayor-Elect Qrittenden Pledged to En
. '"-force-Saloon Laws. -Kansas
City.Mo., April 8. The en
tire democratic ticket, headed by
Thomas T. Crittenden, Jr.; for mayor,
wa successful in yesterday's election
by a majority of probably 5Q0 over
the republican ticket- headed by
Mayor Henry M. Beardsley. ,
This . Is a change of 2,100 votes
since 190C. The democrats will con
trol both houses of th3 council. .
;.;Thc. platforms of both parties were
much theame on the chief issue, the
regulation of public utilities through
a commission, but the republicans in
sisted the-corporations were support
ing the democratic tlckeU. " - - ,
; Mayor-elect Criitenden is pledged to
enforce the.' saloon laws, but he had
thff'sfipport of the liquor interests, and
Mayor Beardsley was indorsed by the
Condition Reported 91.3 Per Cent April
1 as Against 86.2 as Normal
for1 Past 10 Years.
Washington, April 8. The depart
ment of agriculture today announced
the average condition of winter wheat
April 1, was 91.3 per cent against 89.9
per cent April 1. 1907, and a'8G.2 10-
year average. The average condition-!
of rye April l was 89.1 against 92 last
MATTOON GOES DRY AND
THE MAYOR WILL RESIGN
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Executive Promised t Quit in Event
of Success of Local Option Be
; , cause' of Finances.
Funeral of Durham White Stevens at
Washington Is -yost Unusual.
Washington, April 8. Public and
private funeral services were held this
afternoon over the body of the late
Durham White Stevens, advisor to the
Korean government, whose death oe
curred in San Francisco March 25 the
result of a shot fired at him by a
Korean. Ambassador Takahira, by di
rection of his government and in def
erence to the wishes of Stevens' rela
tives, had charge of the public ser
vices, held at St. John's Episcopal
church; The honorary and active pall
bearers were selected from among the
well known public men of Washing
ton. , :
- Mattoon, III., April , 8. In accord
ance. with a statement made thre:
. months - a go.. Mayor ;. Lewis Lehman
will resign from office April 29 be
, cakfse Mattoon "went dry yesterday.
' Mayor Lehman is president' of tha
First National bank here, and is c.ne
of "the' wealthiest citizens in .the
Ho is temperate, but says that as
. mayor he cannot consistently head the
city government because the loss of
' $19,000 derived from 18 saloons, eacn
year"will cripple the city finances be
yond relief. . . - -
. Mattoon is axed almost to the limit
now and has voted to purchase a
. ; water works system costing $185,000
Mayor Lehman counted on the license
. money to "meet this debt. He received
on the republican ticket more major
. l(y votes last spring than the' total
v for his opponent. " ' .' .
President of Clearing House Section
of Banker's Points to- Perils..
New York. April 8-A circular" let
ter to alt the nembors of the' clearing
house, section of the American Bank
ers' assopiatlon was sent out; yesjer
day by August Blum of Chicago, pres
ident of the clearing house section o
the association,- urging -opposition to
the Aldricm bill. A - N . ' .
Mr; BlumV letter declares it to be
the consensus of opinion among bank
- ers who have studied the billand its
amendments that it will work a seri
ous injury' to the business interest of
the country. .He says: ,-.
' ,It takes from the reserve and cen
tral reserve cities $221,000,000, ties up
:ln reserve for the country $571,000,000
of which amount $l47,0OO,0u0 may be
hi the form of bond securities. . The
FANESE CONDUCT SERVICE
ASK FOR POWERS' PARDON
Mayor . Boyle of Greenfield Will Take
Petition to Governor Wilson.
Springfield, 111., April 8. Illinois
citizens to the number of 102,280 have
signed a petition- asking Governor
Wilson of Kentucky tot pardon Caleb
Powers, who is, in jail for the murder
of Governor Goebel.. The petition fll
be taken to Kentucky by. Mayor C. J.
Beyle of Greenfield, chairman of the
committee in charge of? preparing It.
On" the committee were prominent
politicians of the republican and dem
ocratic partiesr. Boyle was one of the
assistants in defense of Powers.
-.Omaha, Neb., April ,8. Yesterday's
elections in Nebraska resulted in the
greatest" victory for i tbe anti-saloon-Ists
which that party has ever won in
the' state. There were elections in
every city and -town, except Omaha,
arid in' almost every one the ole issue
was license or no license.
: The prohibitionists had carried on a
vigorous campaign, and the result of
their work was shown in the large
vote which was cast. In almost every
place. In most cases the Issue 1 was
determined 4y a referendum vote.
Not a single report was received
showing a town which bad formerly
bee.n without saloons had "gone wet,"
while almost half the towns reporting
which formerly had been "wet" hadi
voted to dto r without the saloons. J
Among these latter were Blair, Teke
mah, Herman. Alma, Arlington, Ho
mer, David City and Falls City.
Tea of Konrteea Counties Dry.
Detroit, April 7. Returns, : which
are not entirely complete, indicate
that the prohibitionists . won in 10 of
the 14 counties in which a fight was-
DEMOCRATIC made Monday. Oakland is still. in
doubt, with the chances favoring the
'drys." The latest, returns' give the
prohibitionists the victory by 72 votes,
but the supervisors have been'ralled
in special session for. next. Monday
to determine the result.- Big celebra
tions were held all over the county
Monday night by the "drys."
The law. abolishing saloons goes
into effect May 1, and hundreds of sa-1
loons and note I bars will be closed.
Oakland alone loses 53 barrooms and
one brewery. ' i
Lit Folktte Cnrrle Wlm-onaia.
Milwaukee, 'April 8. Dispatches
from over the state indicate that li
cense won oyer no license In a' ma
jority of towns in Wisconsin yester
day. In Kenosha M. J. Scholey, demo
crat, agent for 'a brewery company,
defeated Edward S. Alteman by 505
votes. . - Z- -- -
Scattering returns from- throughout
Wisconsin indicate that delegates at
large favorable to the nomination of
Robert M. La Follette at the ' repub
lican ' national - convention have . been
elected. ,. The returns at hand show
that in almost every . instance Uie La
Follette delegates at - large have a
good lead on the Taft. opponents.
' Roe Again la. Mlliraakee.
. Milwaukee, April 8. Complete city
returns from yesterday's municipal
election Inl Milwaukee gives David S
Rose, democrat, for mayor 2.247 plu
rality. The democrats will control
the new city council. La Follette del
egates at large to the republican na
tional convention were elected" as were
nearly all district delegates favorable
to the Wisconsin senator. The
Eighth district is in doubt The Tenth
is claimed by ,Taf t supporters. ' x.
The campaign was the most mem
orable In the history of the city, every
church and practically 'all civic organ
izations being opposed to Roset the
opposition going so far as to use the
pulpits of almost " every Protestant
church in investives against him last
Sunday. . : ;
This- will be-; Mr. Rose's fifth term
at iiLiriois -vote
Surprises Sprung In Many
pities Several Counties
; ' Entirely Dry.
RESULTS IN JLLINOIS
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r '-: : " ' WET GITIKS. ( "" '.
; Rock Island, ffurphysboro, -Springfield,
Bloomlngton, - Elgin,
; Moline, . . Monmouth,
Joliet, v . MIewanee,
Pekin, . Qeneseo,
Aurora, ' . .? ' larengo,
Danville, ' Minonk,
Kankakee, ; 'Sterling,
. Edwardsville, V Rock Falls,
Canton, : ; :-. : t ,
Decatur, Mount Carroll, ,
Galesburg, . Taylorville,
Rockford, Dixon, -
Urbana, . Fairbury,
Champaign, " DeKalb,
Pontiac, , Sycamore,
s Mount Sterling, Mattoon, ,
. Areola, ' . Harvard, '
Shelbyville, . - Carmi,
Hills'boro, ;.. Geneva," . ."
Vandal ia, . Jerseyville,
Saloons wiped out in 64 coun-','.-
ties . . 997
Saloons remaining; in same
counties . . ... . . .3,068
Bryan Replios , to Republican
Candidate) Regarding Atti- .
t u de i o i Ph i I i ppi not' V
HOLDS QUESTION TWISTED
Accuse! Secretary of? Either" Lacking
j Candor or of Being Ignorant
-' r v on the Subject. - .' ,
ANSWER FOO TAFT PAPER; TftUST. RESQLUTIOI23 ilHE
ADOPTED 0YII00SE AS P1SEHTE
nener t v nv enen fKn
lll.ULI.ILI Ul UrialliiLII
Denver. ; Colo!,' April : S.-Mr. ' Taft
Is either misinformed or he lacks can
dor when; he says I changed front on
the Philippine question,", said William
J: Bryan yesterday to an intervieweri
referring to the address of the secre
tary of war at Omaha Mcndaj night.
"Mr! Taft undoubtedly r had reference
to , the statement made public - while
the Paris treaty; was pending, before
the senate. . " : . - .
"The question "presented at that
time,V said Mr. Bryan, "'was (his:
'Shall we -reject the treaty: continue
the 'state of wart and force Spain to
recoenize the indenendence ot .the
Philippmes; or" shall " we "ratify' the
treaty and declare our intention to, rec
ognize the independence of the Phil
ippines ourselves?' . r , .
Kail Mara RJcht SdoIb.
"I ' took the 'position that ! it waa
easier for us tp. act alone than to force
Spain to act, and that we had as. much
right to recognize the independence
of, the Philippines ourselves as V.tp
force Spain to do it." The senate rati
fied the treaty and came so hear de
ciding in favor of independence of the
Philippines that it required the vote
of the. vice president to defeats tne
resolution. . - -
"Mr. Taft ought to explain whetbef
he purposely conceals, tne important
part of my plan or whether he is
really Ignorant of the subject."
more or less surprised by the ireturns
from some of the municipalities
. Voter' League Triumph. ,
Chicago, April 8. The result of yes
terday's aldermanic election ' shows a
decisive victory . for the Municipal
Voters' league, the body which con
siders the general fitness" of candi
dates and endorses or , opposes them
without regard, to party. - Of 37 can
didates elected 24 were endorsed ' by
the league, nine opposed by it ' and
.two neither opposed . nor indorsed.
The new city council will b$ divided,
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Chicago 'April f a- haad4o-hand republicans 43 democrats 2C. indepen---
- . Iripnt flemnrrnt .1 . . - .
contest nne saiooa issue, was; rongnt
to a; standstllli'yesterday'-in: Illinois.
extraordinary,', spectacular .and emo
tional campaign ever waged in Aurora,
the voters "decided that they would 'do
away , with, .saloons. , The . vote ; was
4,201 for the saloons and 2,C50 against
them. . i . . v , . '. ' .
The forcer of , the saloon and local
option. . elements -battled desperately
during Ae eoUre. day in an effort to
get dut every vote..', Before ,7 .o'clock
la the. morning before the women
who fought for local option had begun
to tug at! 4he jcliurch ,bell ropes , to
sound a call to the voters iong lines
of .men were waiting- at the elettion
booths for opportunity to register their
verdict, i .. - , ; . .' ;
The enthusiastic, feminine adherents
of local option could not. "restrain their
desire to. put in. a, word for their cause
ahd'button-holed voters .by the dozen.
, While-hundreds of- women were put
ting; forth, all their physical efforts In
carriages,. at the bell ropes, and at the
polls, hundreds of others I were on
bended knees in the churches In an
appeal that, the forces of liquor be de
feated..' . V i . . . . . : l - .
If the telepathic thought -wave hAd
influence many voters were- engulfed
by it yesterday fof thousands of - wo
men staid at home and concentrated
tpeir mmos in an effort to generate
thoughts which would speed out and
clutch the minds of the men with an
irresistible and compelling force.
AHoa'a. Prayers Uaaaawered.
i Alton, 111., April 8. Local option
was defeated in Madison county. The
campaign against saloons was waged
in 12 of the" 23 townships. At Alton
the women held an all day. meeting to
pray that local option might win.
, Every saloon In Alton" was closed
with much ceremony. Mayor Beall's
statement that the finances of the city-
would be seriously impaired, consider
ing the heavy obligations- on special
Improvement bonds, should . the reve
nue be reduced by the closing of sa
loonsr ; had the greatest influence
against, local option.
Four, hundred foreigners, who pre
sented affidavits of, citizenship, but no
naturalization papers, voted, in Wood
River- township adjoining Alton' and
carried the day for the saloons. They
live in a settlement with 21 unlicens-
CommUtee Reports Favorably
' On Prod for Two De- :;
'. psrtmehts. -' '-
TO AVOID LEGISLATIOIl
Mora PoweK Placed in Uncle
Joe's Hands to Thwart !
' v Filibuster. L ;
soloists singing at alt; the polling:
places, women elbowintr ' with snlonn
ed saloons arpttnd , the , Standard.jQlLiUpportexs near-lha,poU; -ajut the all
'gome Couatiea.'AIl Ory..
- Snrinsfleld. April 8. Returns rei-
After a campaign and election seldom I ceived at the state headquarters of
equaled in the state in bitterness, 1,-1 the Illinois Anti-SaloonMeague and the
00 townshms - voted on4 the direct Illinois Breweries' association show
question of the licensed saloon and the following countieshave gone d :ry
. . . , in every township: Macon, Fayette,
both, sides claim a; victory, r , . : ! nwn Rl.own shelbv. DeWitt. and
The Anti-Saloon league leaders are LMrlr vorv . ;ownBhin in Saniramon
jubilant over the fact that 2Q counties Lmintv ownr- RnPinrflAM nnrt Kw
voted tov become absolutely anti-saloon BerHn ., In chrIgtian county aU but
' , ;r 'i .,, . one township, Assumption, with two
n manrof the cities and viHages of g& went dry. In Mason county
the state were voted out. of business. ' , r-n
, l an c&vciii. uic tun 11 u j i oiwu. x
Katlmatea Vary Widely. I . . ,.,
Estimates of the number of saloons . , . . v .
l ne ionowing large ciuua in m
I'state went dry: Rockford, " Decatur,
which must end their existence as the
reRfllt nf the fl art inn a tfarw wfHfilv- oq
thev com -vrrom th Tivni m'n. Galesburg,- Pontiac, Kankakee, Mat-
ReDresentatives of the brewers fiv tht". Dixon, Litchfield and Clinton.
number wined out at noi to exceed The smaller cities and towns . which
400. , The anti-saloon forces declare went. dry included Mason CJty. PotU-
that not less than 2.000 will have tn field, Carrollton, St.. Charles, Oregon,
cease operations.". nemaere, namneia, Brigowa, ounner
The suDDorters of the. saloons ex- . ewooa. uirara.- cnesierneia,
pressed themselves as .Veil satisfied LcRoy, Colfax, Lexington, Danvers,
with the result, inasmuch as . nearlv lEaston, Kdinourg, Miaaietown, waroft,
every one of the larger cities where I Shipman, Forest City, Kllbourne, Jcr
they had, centered their defensive seyville, Taylorville, Virden, Elkhart,
fight! remain, in the "wet column." Pana, Vandalia, Morris and Wheaton.
xne tonowing villages ana towns were
It was In the cities . that the des-
as mayor of Milwaukee. His platform perate character of the warfare wazed lamong those which, went dry: Chat-
during, the campaign was "You know between." the' two .element developed nam Stelmo, Manitou, San. Jose, Bath,
what you had and "Personal liberty." di -Us entirety,, and . both sides - were Pleasant Plains, Riverton, Niantlc and
' " ' -...- ; . ; nivomor. - : ,: - i , '
DEMANDS SAME TREATMENT
President Makes Public Letter Regard
ing Rail Service for Blacks in South.
Washington, April -8.. President
Roosevelt, today made public, his let
ter !of April 4 to the attorney general
directing proceedings by injunction to
compel certain railroads of the south
to furnish ' equal accommodations to
white and negro passengers:
MAGAZINE WRITER ADMITS! GETTING
IN ADVANCE PORTIONS OF OFFICIAL
REPORTS BUT ISIGNORANT OF SOURCE
90 Cent Gas Act Invalid?
Dubuque Iowa, April 8,. The. Key
City Gas company yesterday filed a.
bill of complaint" in the fedpraL court
asklsg-that the 90 cent gas ordinance
passed , by the . Dubuque council be
declared invalid.- The complaint, re
cites that the passage of the .bill "was
Irregular and that 90 "cent gas wo-.id
make it Impossible for -the company
to earn 3. per cent, , v . ;. "
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, v Illinois Politician Dies.
Hot Springs; Ark., April 8: William
Schutt, formerly ' treasurer f of the
state of Illinois, and a prominent and
wealthy politician "of that common
wealth,-died here .last night at 7
tax on the circulation Is from C per o'clock.
; Washington,- April -8. The navy de
partment, and not the; "Electric - Boat
company, was virtually under investi
gation yesterday by the special house
committee inquiring into charges pre
ferred against that' company byt Rep
resentative Lilley,' ,' '" 7 -' ;'.' -i
The question as to whether the com
pany. ' had v-authoflzed ; Illegitimate
means, to f promote ' legislation in - Its
favor Vas forgotterv in the admission
by - a ' witness that he had obtained
extracts from reports to the navy de
partment supposed to be confidential.
. The witness was Robert G. Skerrett
of New ' York," formerly ; employed , In
the navy department and at one time
European representative of the Lake
Torpedo Boat company. ' - ,;
K necelved Extracta" Poot Reportal . '
f He stated that while In the employ
of the Lake company . he received
anonymously ' extracts , from reports
made to the navy department and that
ne usea mem in anicies ior maga-
zines: 'iS-. -:.:!'!..-f.-',o:!'!;:
He said ,,hc did . notx know from
whom they came,-, but accepted them
as correct. . . s. . .. .
Chairman Boutell asked Skerrett.it
he did not consider his action
dishonorable.": .- '
His reply . was: TNo; I think it was w'ere no disturbances at the polling
. Peoria Demoerata Gala.
Peoria, Jll., - April . 8. Five demo
crats and three republicans were
elected yesterday to fill the eight va
cancies which occur in the city coun
cil this spring;
This is a republican loss ot two
Contests In the Fourth, Sixth and
Eighth wards -were lively, but there
i, :: ;v - Resarta Tent,
The first report to which reference
Results at GaleabargV
v rjolochiirir Til " Anrll S In tha ' nl
was made was - "one by " Lieutenant I dermanic election - the liberal . party
Kelson,; U; S. N., who conducted trials elected James O'Conhor in the. PIrst
of the Holland - boat at Narraaansett 1 ward. MCKnignt m ine becond
Irt 1904. .- - ' - J. Fred. Temple. ln:,the Fourth. .John
Skerrett wrote an -article on sub- O'Donnell in the , Fifth and Wiyiam
marines' in ? whloh , h nimtmi from E3it In the : Seventh, j . .The people's
Lieutenant Nelson's reoort. I Pty elected A K.- Hardy . In ; the
Where did voti-eet that rebortr' inira ana M. w. uison in me Slxtn
was asked . ' ITne issue .was largely max oi exten-
"1 do not remember." answered tho 1 81''- '' street car franchises, the Ilbe
witness. ;':Before I left Washington 1 a favoring extension. ;. 1' .
went-to -my friends' in the navy de- jtar Hi DaMwr Majority,
partment and asked them if there was! Qulncy,; 111. " April 8.-AIderman
anything of interest'to give-out at any elected -her are: Charles Hoar,' re
time to send It along. They, knew that I publican, First ward; Edward Meyer,
I was writing on ;navat topics." democrat, -Second; -Gottlieb " Scans,
democrat, Third r-Herman Schelp, re-
Washington,' April 8. By unanimous '
vote the house committee on judiciary .
today agreed to report, favorably, the ;
"paper trust'; resolutions introduced' -April
2 by Speaker Cannon. One" of
the resolutions directs the attorney '
general to inform the house what steps .
have been taken to investigate - and '
prosecute r'the International PapercoiS
pany of New' York and other corpora-"!
tlons and combinations engaged In the
manufacture ' of - wood pulp or print
paper.- " . ' - :.
Prod for Bureaa of Corpo ratio as. .
The other, resolution directs the sec-..
retary of commerce and labor to In
form the house what steps have been
taken by. the bureau of corporations
towards the investigating of the alleg-
ed "paper trust . " '"'.
. To Thwart Flllboster.
Washington, April 8. -To- further.
thwart the democrats la their filibus- -
tering tactics, the house today by; a ;
strict. party vote adopted a rule giving
power to the p residing. officer without -.
roll call to declare the house In recess 1
every day at 5 until the following
morning at: 11:30, the rule to run on- .
til Monday . nexL ..The rule- further 1
provides ; for the consideration ? of the
naval appropriation bill beginning Fri
day.. ,. . . . , : . .
Jollet Wet ay 2,474.
Jollet, III., April 8. Joliet has gone
wet by a majority of 2.474. The total
vote In the township was more than
000, the largest ever cast in the his
tory of . the township. -
The managers of the anti-saloon cam
paign claim . that over 1,000 illegal
vojes were cast at the election, , but
concede their defeat. The vote stood:
Wet, 5,576; dry, 3,102; not voting, 544.
Every saloon In Joliet was closed,
and each of the 144 saloon keepers
turned out with his bartenders and
employes to work at the polls. . - .
The entire city administration work
ed hard also for the wet side to save
the revenue to the city.
The "drys" are not at , all discour
aged, and they" have already arranged
for a mass" meeting for tonight to
start the campalgn'for two years from
now. ' . - '...o 1 ; ;
'The anti-saloon men will start an Im
mediate fight for' the enforcement of
the laws against keeping the saloons
open oh Sunday and after 11 o'clock
at night. ' Neither of these laws has
been observed for the last 20 years in
Joliet. :- , . .- . - . .', -r.
'.; V - DaavIIIe'We by XOOfl.
Panville, 111., April The , wets
carried the day in Danville by a ma
jority of 2,000 votes. The 94 saloons
whoselicenses were imperiled by the
ary agnation win keep their doors
open., ' Georgetown township, wilh 23
saloons, went dry by a small majority.
The campaign was the fiercest ever
waged. in Danville.
Notwithstanding the fact "that; rain
set in at 11 a. m. and continued till
the polls closed, workers on .both sides
remained at their posts till - the ' last
man had voted. The result was. the
largest vote ever, polled in the town
ship. ; ;-'3; v t. t-
' - Freeport . Renalaa Wet.".
Freeport, . Rl.; April ' 8. The town
ship of -Freeport;" with 44 saloons
went" wet by, 714 "majority. vThe total
vote was: For license.- 2.336; rio li
cense, 1,622. From six to a dozen
women, were at each polling place, hat
did little active canvassing.
,T-he town of Harlem, with one sa
loon,' .went dry by 16 majority. RIo
dott, with' two saloons Is wet by 113
Of the "18 townships , In Stephenson
county 17 voted under the local option
law,, and J4 of them went dry.. Of 53
saloons m . the county .seven - were
voted out. .'-.! ' .. :!-H,! .'r;
Wets mim la Klaia ;
Elgin, 111., April 8. Elgin township
went ; wet upon" the 'hardest fought
day prayer services;, with the f inxlne ,
of the church Bells every hour, made
the contest unique. ' r
Every; saloonkeeper In Elgin : was
out; with his friends and their friends.
They . hired every livery rig in the
place and spent the day In "hustling"
out the thirsty vote. . - - -y .
WOMAN IS ELECTED;
Ungallant Couni.ll . of - Montgomery,
, Ala Declares ', She : Cannot
- ' Serve as Collector. -
Montgomery, 1 Ala., April 8. Ger- :
irude Barney, : who : yesterday ' was
elected as the caffdidate of the repub-
lican and temperance people, was re
fused a,; commission' by the -city '"cohn-"
cil todaj because she Is a woman; and
therefore ineligible. Another election
will kely be held. - -"-'
TO PUNISH V 0PIUU 'FJENDS
China Appropriates 472)00 to. Prose.
cute Induigera of Drug. -
Peking, April 8.7-rThe throne- yester-..
day -Issued, an edict appropriating
J72.0OO for the creation' of air "opium
board at "Peking. "!lt shall be the duty-
of - this hoard to : examine all metro
politan officials in the matter of their '
use of the drug;, to -certify -all men
who do not smoke Upturn, and- to ar
raign "all, thosev who- Indulge lnv the
practice. ' " : :; - 4 ,'"-.'v . .- - .- ' '- ' '
YESTEnDAY IM CariCHECG
Washington; .April 8. Following
are t in ,: brief "the - proceedings Hf the .
two houses of congress yesterday as
taken from the official-records: .?v i
fcJIATE As an aftermath ' of the '
paasake' Monday of. the arfny appropri
ation bill . Senator Ha le,- chairman - of :
the-committee on naval a ir airs, yester
day warned' against increases -of the:
military .establishment, aaying they
were inviting a denclt. , He moved the
reconsideration of the vote by which "
the army bill waa passed. ' and hU tno--tlon
was then laid on the" table. at. his
request. Senator Burkett characterls--ed
the -proceeding- aa - one of bad faith.'
The senate paused the fortlficatlina ap
propriation otlt carrying an aa-aTegata :
of 12,10,187. As a mark of respect to
the memory of the late, Representative
Brick the senate at 4 J' p. tn. adjourn
ed until tomorrow.
HOISB The. whole of the session -of
the house was devoted to the consid
eration of the District of' Columbia ap
propriation bill. TWo amendments were -
adopted, one providing- for 75-cent g-as
Came la ' Plala ' Kavelopea.
. , t lnnhlican Fourth? ? ; A.. ' C Bfckhaus.l viIt. tti a-i s itoiJ! n-Dt.in Ifor all district establishments and the
t-uai uuiB.umvw .7. .'I- ". ""'S""'' other reoi.irine- that .11 ftiiuM dnnra t
time while he was In Berlin he receiv- aenrocrai, fp, iwua uweni, repuo-iwent ;wet upon"' the hardest fought I public school buildings shall open out-
ed typewritten extracts from havai re- lican, Sixth; W..K. Abbott, democrat, election ever held In KMe county. r'- A
ports. Theyt came Jn plain , envelopes Seventh. ; The new omncU will ; stand The total vote In, Enght was-568, of, raMed! Tbe'bnl waV 5S 7he-
and there was no writing to indicate 10 democrats , andfonr republicans, 4 which the saloon forces polled 3,447. TuPn the house t iiosp. ,m., out of
tne same as ine outgoing one. v Despite the fact that the day .was ntive BrichTteok T recVsa until
J 1 Aarora to Hare No Saiooaa. : , J cold and bleak, the fight in EUgln was ntso 'o'clock today. The r house was ,
Aurora, III, April 8. After the most- spectacular. A quintet1 of women hn the , recess was Ukei'- i -
who had sent them. ' They were for
warded through the office of the Lake
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