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FIFTY-SEVENTH YEAR. NO. 151.
THE i ARGUS, SATURDAY APRIL 11. 1908. TWELVE PAGES
PRICE TWO CENTS.
NEARLY ALL PRESIDENTIAL TIMBER
OF BOTH PARTIES TO BE PRESENT
at r.nrjFFnFfjnp nF tup nnwpnnnns
III Will kllhllWb VI lllb UUIbllllVIIV
J. J. Hill, One of the Leaihg
. Speakers, Has Interest- '
ROOSEVELT TO PRESIDE
made the weight, 133 pounds, and are
in condition to give a good account
of themselves. "
ANNA' GOULD AND
Suddenly Take Separate Steamers for
. Europe Leaving Mission Here
Part Myttery.' '..
President Will Also Deliver ihf
Opening Address Noted
Washington, April 11. .James J.
Hill, chairman of the board of direc
tors of the Great Northern railroad,
will make one of the leading addresses
at the White house conference of gov
ernors in May. on the conservation of
natural resources. His subject will be
be ."The Relation Between Rail and
Water Transportation." It Is under
stood Hill's subject will lead him into
a discussion of competitive relations
between the railroads and canals of
this country. . s
, One of Five Invited.
Hill is one of five distinguished citi
zens who have been personally invited
to attend the conference. The others
are Grover Cleveland, William Jen
nings Bryan, John 'Mitchell, and Andrew-
Carnegie. These guests, with the
governors of the states, will be enter
tained by president Roosevelt at din
ner the evening of May 12. t
Two Sessions n Day.
The plan is to hold two sessions
each day for three days. Roosevelt
will open the conference with an ad
dress -and is expected to preside at
Big- Organisations Itepresented.
Each governor will be attended b-
three delegates, and some 40 great na
tional organizations will be represent
ed. Cabinet members, justices of the
supreme court, members of congress,
and the inland waterways commission
have been ' invited! and arrangements
will also be made" for the accommoda
tion of newspaper and magazine wri
ters. . . . .
All Presidential Timber There.
. The Importance of the conference
and its notable personnel, as well as
its non-partisan character, is indicated
by the fact it happens that practically
all republican and democratic presi
dential possibilities are on the invita
tion list. Taft and Cortelyou will be
there In their capacity as cabinet mem
bers. Knox and La Foilette are Invi
ted as senators; Fairbanks and Can
non have received invitations because
of their positions as presiding officers
of the two houses of congress. Hughes
will be on hand aB governor of New
York. Bryan Is one of the five to re
ceive a personal invitation, and John
son has the same stand as Hughes by
virtue of being governor of Minne
sota, Judge Gray will attend as dele
gate from Delaware.
New York, April 11. Mme. Anna
Gould, with her children and -their
tutor, sailed for Genoa and Naples to
day on board the North German Lloyd
steamer Frederick der Grosse. " About
the same hour Prince De Sagan, who
has been paying assiduous court to
Mme- Gould, sailed for Europe on the
American steamer St. Paul.
Sage of jvlonticello WKose Memory Will be
Honored in Rock Island Monday.
AGENTS IN COURT
Thirty-six Alleged Lottery Rep
resentatives Are Accused
DAVENPORT MAN IS ONE
Old Reliable Guaranty. Loan and Trust
Company Held to Be an Ille
gal Institution. i
Chicago, April 11. Fines aggregat
ing $10,150 were today imposed by
Judge Bethea against 28 men arrested
in various parts of the country on the
charge of being connected wkh a lot
tery. The heaviest fine was $6,000,
placed upon David H. Jones of Chi
cago. He is said to have been the
owner of the Old Reliable Guaranty
Loan &. Trust company and head of a
lottery-company. - -- '
One ,man; David Sharp of Fort Mad
ison, Iowa, failed to appear and his
bond jftu loifijiedcFive otn.nSBfcetr4wv
time in- which to consult attorneys
and their cases were continued.
Twenty-Right Are Arraigned.
Chicago, April 11. Twenty-eight men
ajrestsd in various cities south, east
and west on charges cf conspiracy
to operate a lottery were arraigned
this morning before Judge S. H.
Bethea in the federal district court.
These men, of, whom David H.
Jones. 70 years old. is said to have
heen'tbe chief, are charged With con
spiracy in causing the transportation
of lottery tickets by express compa
nics.'. .. 1
Jones was arrested In his office in
this city last May and since then the
secret service men have been gather
ing up his allied agents in various
ALASKA IS OUT
OUT OF ROUTE
FOR THE AUTOS
American Car Leaves fcr
Seattle, Drivers Find
ing North Impassable.
aldez, Vska, April 11. The
American autcnoblle and crew has
left on the steamer Dertha for Seattle
A public reception was given them
Wednesday, by the Chamber of Com
merco at midnight .and the crew
started to inspect the trail.. They
went 10 miletV ?
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COURT TO DECIDE
Validity of Local Option Law
Determined Before It
Goes. in Force. 1
SUPREME COURT HAS CASE
Finding May Be Returned About April
22 Test Said to Be Fair and
. . "Comprehensive One. '.
Chicago, April 11. Before the 1,300
saloons affected by last Tuesday's elec
tion have lived the 30 days of grace
permitted by the local option law, the
merits-of that statute will have been
decided by. the supreme court. : j
i A test of the constitutionality of the
law upon 25 different points is now
before the highest state tribunal, and
it is expected that a decision will be
banded 'down within two . weeks. -
This announcement from the head
quarters of the Anti-Saloon league yes
terday served to quiet the fears of
their supporters, who were alarmed
by a declaration that in several of the
communities where the abolition , of
groggeiies was voted the saloon keep
ers would refuse to close their doors
until the higher courts had determin
ed their legal standings
Larger Unit Controls.
NEIV YORK REPUBLICAN CONVENTION
MEETS TO DETERMINE THE FATE
OF GOVERNOR HUGHES' CANDIDACY
ings . and the - purchase of sites
throughout , the .country.
. . Reported to Have Threatened.
- It Is reported by certain members
that . President Roosevelt has made a
direct, threat' that he will veto this
measure when it comes to him if his
battleship plan is "not enacted. The
news of this' threat was received at
the capitol with smiles,, for if there
Is . any measure to come before con
gress which will be passed over" the
president's veto witn ' the greatest
gusto, it will be the omnibus public
buildings bill. The "pork" .in that
measure, while not lavish as regards
any particular locality, is widely scat
tered, and- there is scarcely a con
gressman wh'omU does not deeply af
fect. The resulff the news from the
White house, therefore, has had the
effect of stiffening the nerve of those
who cannot see theeautt of "an ex
tensive naval establishment rather
than driving, them to its support.
JJalt for Arknnna Menf
. It is also reported, but not on the
best authority, that President"1 Roose
velt . has passed the Arkansas dutega
tion a small tid bit in. the way otva
promise to name' one oftthe new bat
tleships after the state of Arkansas.
A second development in the situa- Providing the delegation turns to and
wuriis wuu a win xor ine success or
bis program. .
Reliable Guaranty Loan and Trust
company 20 years ago under the pre
tense that it was a loan association,
the lottery prize representing, a loan.
It is said he made $2,H)0,000 or more
out of the business, but lost, a srea'Pt
part of his wealth in board of trade
and other speculation.
Minor, it is declared, organized the
staff of agents, and looked after, the
regular delivery of lottery tickets" to
them. Many 'of the .'agents, it is de
clared, were aso dealers in the tickets
of the Honduras and Kentucky lot
JEWELRY STORE IS
ROBBED OF $50,000
Thieves Loot San Francesco Business
( . House of Large Quantity of
Diamonds and Watches.
San Francisco, April 11. Sometime
during the nigM thieves entered the
jewelry store o P.-Lundey in Market
street and roboed it -of diamonds,
watches and otlier jewelry amounting.
to $50,000. , v
LOSES RIGHT TO
STAY IN STATE
Tennessee Supreme Court
Upholds Lcwer Court
in Ousting Company.
tion, a revelation that the liquorinter
est were back of a movement to have
a number of villages vote themselves
saloon territory on April 21, although
the townships in which they are situ
ated went dry on April 7, was met by
legal opinions that the larger unit con
trols the smaller, and that no saloon
can exist in such territory until the
township shall reverse its decision,
not earlier than 18 months hence.
The case now before the supreme
court has been In its hands since Feb
ruary. Last November Coulterville ;TAFT FNDflRSFMFNT flTFFRFD
precincf of, Randolph county voTed onl
the local option proposition, with the; ' T
affirmative winning, 180 to 146. Thirty . Bedlam Let Loose When Chair Pre-
NEARLY LOST KNOX
Cannon's Friends Save the Day
- Only by Gaveling Through
Move tp Adjourn.
Opposition Indicates There Will
Not be Solid Delegation.
TAFT MAKING A FIGHT
Friends Flood the Hall With
Literature Framing U? ;
-'' Resolutions. ;
FAST MAIL COMES TO GRIEF
The alleged lottery . the Old Re
liable Guaranty Loan a X Trust com
pany t Chicago, declareby federal
authorities to be the last t Hh6 three
big lotteries that for years , d flour
ished in the United States.
Other Two. Killed,
The other two the Honduras Jind
Kentucky lotteries were killed by
the Investigations of Secret Service
Operative Harry Donaghy and the
federal action that resulted from his
The mens who were arraigned be
fore Judge Bethea are:
David H. Jones; Chicago, said ". to
have b.eea sole owner of the Old Re
liable Guaranty Loan and Trust com
John Minor, Chicago, said to have
been Jones' chief agent. '
Royal Hammer and Charles Ham
mer, Indianapolis. ' ,
' David R. Johnson and M. Wilson
Miller. Racine, Wis.
Laurence B. Huegel, Jefferson City,
Joseph , Coatsworth Monongahela,
Pa. - .
Edw'ard'c. Kleuter, Toledd.
John J. Killian, Milwaukee.
- Harry Pearson, Crawfordsville, Ind
David Sharpe, Fort Madison, Iowa.
Sheridan Clyde, Elwood Ind. -George
F. Monig, Kokomo, . Ind.
Henry Knoble, Charles .Spreen
Santa Fe Train Derailed Near La
Plata, Mo., and Four Are Hurt.
Marcellne, Mo., April 11. Th Santa
Fe train ,kndwn as the California fast
mail, which left Chicago yesterday
morning, was derailed at La Plata,
near here, last night. The baggage,
express and two passenger coaches
left the track-and four persons were
slightly hurt The wreck was caused
by a loose rail. .' . , .
Schuster says the depth of the snow
and the chuck holes absolutely pVo-l Charles Sickinger George F. Geisler,
nmii any cnance oi aa automooue , v u Kohlman. Edward Bere and
running a mile. He says he will re
. turn to Seattle and ship lor Vladivos
tok to make up the time lost on the
Alaskan trip. . V , ,
MAY DOUBLE SALOON L1CENS'
Bloomington Council Proposes Raise
From $600 to $1,200.
Bloomington, 111., April 11. A res
olution was adopted by the city coun
cil last night to prepare an ordinance
increasing saloon licenses from $600 to
$1,200. There are now 80 saloons in
this city. ..
Nashville,' Tcnn.; j-ntiiril.'-iTTTc-su-preme
court today ousted the Standard
Oil company from doing business in
The company was ousted from the
state for acts at Gallatin in restraining
trade. The court upholds the decision
of the ( trial court that the company
V4blatedthe provisions of the act of
1903, and the punishment provided by
the act should be imposed, vis:. THatl
the Standard company be denied the
right to do business in Tennessee. The
company will appeal. ' . .
President Said to be Planning
-to Use Big Stick for More
' - Battleships.
HAS PULLED SOME WIRES
Intimated Veto of Omnibus Bill Carry
ing Public Building Appropria
tions if Foiled.
. wasmngton, April n. The com
mencement of the debate on the naval
appropriation bill yesterday give rise
to a fresh flock of rumors that Presi-
COURT FREES BIGAMIST WHEN BOND
TO SUPPORT THREE CHILDREN BY TWO
WIVES IS FILEDUNDER PAROLE LAW
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- New York, April 11. Judge Wrarren attorney in regard to this case and
W. Foster, in the general sessions
court, suspended sentence . yesterday
on Michael Briefer, a photographer at
one time, a resident of Decatur, 111.,
who pleaded guilty recently to bigamy.
" The case had some notoriety because
of the criticismSdirected against, the
court for suggesting, at the time Brlefr
er was arraigned for pleading, tliat if
he Would furnish two . bonds for the
Chleaaa Bow Fit a Givo Goad Account
of Himself in Battle With 0.r,m Bu.rSe98 and - Louis
,,i ; i,. soum, i erre atmie, ma. . . ;
- ' I James Toohey, Columbus, Ind.
Julius Diel. St Louis.- .support wmree cnuaren uy xwo wives
rrauR. reiKer, rori wajne, ina. i- v -
Peter RufT Burlington, Iowa. " ' in imposing sentence. It was de-
John T.. Markland McKeesnort. Pa. In some Quarters', that such a
John A. Freeh. South Bend. Ind. -, disposition of the case tended to put
Almon D. Ireland, Huntington, Ind, a premium on bigamy. - , v .
Critleiam Ueerved, Sgy Court
In suspending- sentence Judge Fos
ter said that any criticism in the mat
ter was unwarranted.
Louis -' Lowenstein, the defendant's
coun8eL'"appeared , in court with two
WilUam H. Harrison, Davenport,
RING A FAVORH E
S. ' H. Wiggins, Amesbury, Mass.
- J Frank H. Davis. Excelsior SDrires.
we both agree that the only proper
disposition is to suspend the sentence,"
said Judge Foster.
. Blame the XewHpnpern.
''This case acquired some general
notoriety, as undeserved as unexpect
ed,' due to the eeal and sagacity of our
press. The district attorney" and I
days later John W. McBride was one
of the saloon keepers selected to make
a test of the law. He did so, with the
result that he was charged with Bell
ing liquor in anti-saloon territory, and
found guilty and was fined $50. There
upon 'the-Tnatter"tras-"talcen"la the su
preme court. - . - ' ' '
' Title Not Specific Enough.
McBride was backed by attorneys
representing the larger -liquor inter
ests. Among them was H. Clay Hor
nej James M. Graham, Ruf us M.
Potts and Alfred Adams. Among their
contentions was that the title of 'the
law did not express its subject, that
the law violates the interstate com
merce clause of the federal constitu
tion, and that it is not a general law,
but a local and special law that by jts
enforcement and operation suspends
general laws in particular places.
The Anti-Saloon league was repre
sented by the firm of Church & Mc-Murdy.
It the supreme court does as it has
in many similar cases," said Mr. Mc
Murdy, "the decision will be handed
down near the close of the term; that
is, somewhere near April 22. It is a
thorough test of the law in every way.
and was carefully planned by the at
torneys who took the appeal. I feel
that it covers the ground in every way,
and that if the opinion is- with .us the
law is a fixture on the statute -books."
Question Effect of Village Elections. '
The other legal questions now at is
sue between the liquor and no-liquor
forces the effect of village elections
in townships where the question of
prohibition already has been balloted
upon, lead into a maze that has caused
innumerable queries from communities
finding themselves in one of several
predicaments resulting from 'elections
past and future. I
vents From Being Put to
New York, April 11. The assem- -bling
of the republican state conven- .
tion at Carnegie hall today was at
tended with great interest as the pre-:.
liminary program outlined by the state
committee contemplated the ' adoption
of resolutions strongly commending the
administration of Roosevelt and the ,
tate administration of Governor
Hughes and the instruction of the four
delegates at large to use every honor
able means to bring about the nomina
tion of Governor Hughes for tHe pres
idency. . ...
Inura Wlbollr National. .
The plafform, as tentatively drawn,
deals almost wholly with national af
fairs and declares for revision of the
tariff to meet existing economic con
Decide to Oppone Hughes. , '
Westchester county delegates held a
caucus early , today and unanimously
decided to oppose the endorsement of .
Hughes. '. '
The delegates were late in reaching
the hall, and when the time -fdi the
calling to order was reached, there .
were only 200 in their seats,. Througji-:.
out the hall had been placed pamplij
lets captioned ; "Taft," and x giving at
summary oi tne lue or rait. xne-ar-r
rival of the political leaders was mark-
1 1 1 ; . . . " -...
ea uy-cucers una applause.
"' - ' ' Called to Order." ."
.The convention was -called to order .
by the chairman. M. Linn Bruce was
Galesburg, 111., April 11. Every ef
fort to procure tbeiassage jpt a. Taft
resolution by1 the' republican conven
tion of the Fifteenth congressional dis-.
trict here yesterday failed, although made temporary chairman, and ad
dressed the assemblage. '
At the conclusion of Brace's speech,
the temporary secretaries were made
permanent and resolutions providing
for the appointment of committees
were adopted, and the convention took
a recess to. 3: 30. ' ;
. Immediately after adjournment the
committee on permanent organization
decided to report to Congressman
James S. Sherman as permanent
Taft sentiment was predominant in
every delegation. ,
Only the desire to show courtesy to
"Uncle Joe" Cannon prevented an em
phatic expression. State Senator Bail
ey and others interested In Cannon'sJ
candidacy were early on. the scene
and let it be known that all ttrey want
ed was that the delegates be first for
Cannon and "then-go to Taft.
Fight Over Itesolutloua.
As soon as the convention organized,
with Postmaster F.'A. Freer as chair
man, Captain W. F, Latimer of the
Knox county delegation gained the
floor and read a strong resolution en
dorsing Taft and instructing for him.
Captain Latimer recalled the action of
the Knox county republican conven
tion which instructed for Taft and
said his resolution was. in accordance
with the action of Knox.
Instantly former Representative Wil
fred Arnold moved for reference to tl
committee on resolutions. Represen
tative E. J. King accused Arnold of
violating the instructions of his coun
ty by. trying to smother the resolution
in committee. Arnold denied this and
was supported by United States Mar
shal Townsend, who held a proxy. An
exciting time followed in which a poll
of the Knox county delegation was 9e-
manded resulting 31 against reference, I Washington, April 10. Investigation
7 for. ' On the roll call of other coun- J of the navy yards at Charleston, Port
ties the motion for reference carried. , I Royal, Mare Island, Portsmouth, N.
-No Reference to candidatea. I New Orleans and Key West by a com-
Y The resolutions committee at the af-1 mission .. appointed by the president
ternoon session reported resolutions I witn a view to their abandonment was
commending the administration of urged by Representative Lilley or Con-
Roosevelt and omitting all reference necticut before the house today.
to the national candidates and all in- Lilley offeree a' Joint resolution pro
structlonB. . These carried. Ividing for the appointment of this
Instantly O. N . Custer of Knox mov- commission and for Improvements in
support of an amendfnent to .the brtrtt that the national delegates be in-J other yards so as to eliminate Tthe
dent Roosevelt not only Intends ad'
dressings a special message to con
gress requesting an appropriation for
tour battleships Instead of two, but
that ha also intends to . bring the
strongest - kind of pressure to bear
upon representatives to secure their
to that effect.
The naval "bill as reported and taken
up yesterday provides for two new
battleships and 10 submarines. Pres
ident Roosevelt has ; no interest In
submarines, but , he is .zealous ; over
OF NAVY YARDS
Congressman Proposes to
Stop Waste of Uoney at
both- agree that it presents features -lhe plan of having a' greater number
which bring it squarely and fairly un-, of sea -fighters." ".Sentiment in the
der the parole probation law. . J house, as a whole is decidedly not in
"It Is only f air-that this man should favor of an increased battleship ap
support ,liis children, and this is a' propriatlon, and; the tendency Is to
practical, quick and .common sense 'follow the recommendation of the com
way to get support for the -children."
".Turning to the prisoner, the judge
said: V.'Wq agree that you are guilty
mittee on n aval affairs. ; . "' .' ,
. s Goaain n. to WJre Pol Una;. -.There
is lively gossip going about
of bigamy, which Is against public pol- a3 to wire pulling indulged In by the
Icy and should ' be punished, but the president in toehalf of the four batile
circumstances" of the case bring It un- ship - plan. To a delegation of, :con
der the parole law. Bonds that have gressman (from v North Carolina the
structed for Taft. : I waste of public moneys in the Tnaln-
. Chairman Freer declared the motion I tenance of the same. Lilley quoted
from reports made by board, officers
and former secretaries of the navy far
YESTERDAY IM CONGRESS of ..the' navy yards then waa open to
severe criticism, and In fact the reor-
. Washington,: April Ht. Following Iganizatlon of the navy department it-
are in brief the proceedings of the! self was desirable, - if not absolutely
two houses of xongress yesterday as necessary.
taken from the official records:
iKSATG ine senate -was not in scs-1 ... i i i .t..
hovsk instead rr interminable roll I from his decision which he declared
callH and clasheH ofs party leaders on
house, there whs an orderly session de-1 a roil call ana. were insisting on tnis.
rotea almost entirety to tne conaiaera-1 -i,n jv chairman p-hvpIWI through a.
tion of the . naval appropriation but.l wnen ine cnairman gaveiea tnrougn a
Chairman Foss of llitnoin and Mr. Pad-1 motion fo adjourn and in an uproar
g;eti- ot -jonncsaee made exnauetive 1 jja-pj tu cnnvpfiMon adirnirnoii
speecheB justifying the action of thcaeciarea WQ convenuon aajournea.
committee in reporting wn tney cnar-l .. . One for Taft In irli onln
Jimmy Britt. '.
. v t k anlopUcf nnnMorItrn nuVul VktrA
been filed by the court may be utiUzed president recently remarked that Ultram for the next fiscal year. Messrs.! Milwaukee. Wis., April 11. The
bonds subscribed to by Edward J..'by the legal , guardians of these chil- might "be well for members to support
Schwab. One .called fpr $364, out pf .dren.
San Francisco, April 11. Packey Pa.
McFarland ; of Chicago . win enter the
Ting before the Colma clufb against
- Jimmy Britt at 3 this aftern'Km a
strong favorue. - ;Both' men easily
Warrent J. Strlctinater, Newcastle, Jwhlch XI a week was to be paid for j "Any. fame ' within five years
the appropriation -for an Increased
the number of battleships if they felt any-
I the support of -two children: by the court will send you away for the full interest at all in. the nassage of the
W. H. Evans,' Columbus, Ohio. J first wife, The . other is tfor $150 at penalty ot your crime unless you play, omnibus public buildings bill, which
Edward D. Wolfe, Logansport. Ind. ' the rate of $3 a -week for the support the part of a man, support' your chil- sis now- on the way in committee. This
George ?W." Ruddy, Norrlstown, Pa. of the child by the second marriages ,dren, and treat these two women Qe-jblll will carry an appropriation to the
Jones, it "is - sald, started ' the Old k r "I have conferred wltfc lhe district ' cently and kindly." 'extent of $20,000,000 for federal build-
ElLi ISftBSji?? WcKjniey and! Wigconsin delegation to the repubU-
navy of -such sise as to be capable of can national ' convention will stand:
?J"!nf "I.JL Taft L it LaFollette
of Internationa aisputes. Coslderation rict will give - Walter Alexander, - a.
of the bill had not been concluded when Taft rieltaratPRa. mafaritv nf thnnt
the house at B .o'cloclt took a recess un- A aeiegaieB,a majority oiaoOUt a
til 11:30 today. imousana.