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FIFTY-SEVENTH YEAR. NO. 169.
THE ARGUS, SATURDAY. MAY 2. 1908.-TWELVE PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
REPUBLICANS IN CONGRESS READY
TO HOLD CONFERENCE WITH VIEW
OF BRINGING THE JJERSJ
I northern Indiana and southern Michi-
Uniia In Arit.ua Ilnfaiie4n1. ' San.
iiuio iu mine t Hiiutisiaiiu-
ing on Question of Cur
ANTI TRUST UP LATER
Senate Committee Approves of
$10,000,000 Fund for
Washington, May 2. It has practic
ally been decided to hold the long
talked of conference of republican
members of the house to consider the
financial question next Tuesday even
ing. The leaders declare they have
no purpose in trying to force any
measure upon the party which is not
Favor Vreelnnil Kill.
Most of them are hopeful that the
second Vreeland bill will receive ap
proval, but there will be an effort to
confine legislation to the appointment
of a commission, which may be the
outcome of the conference.
Soon after the financial caucus an
other conference will be held to con
sider the advisability of legislation for
a modification of tTe anti-trust law and
the regulation of the issuance 01 in
junctions. There is a growing belief
something may be accomplished In this
line or alo,ng the line of recommenda
tions of the" Civic federation.
Provides Fund for Waterways.
Washington, May 2. The senate
committee on commerce today adopted
the report of the subcommittee which
revised - J, he rfiw iaridj w.aiffr way bill .
This report fixes the appropriation at
JIO.OOO.OOO and authorizes the issuance;, aqo criMC nc PCVftl UTinv
of bonds when, the waterways fund i 1 "i1 UT rtCVULU I IUIV
falls below $3,000,000 in order to keep
the fund ,up to that amount. The full
committee expects to hold frequent
meetings1 with a view of reporting the
measure as early as possible.
o Money fur KmtiasMy.
Washington. May 2. On a point of
order by Senator Culberson the senate
today killed the committee amendment
to the diplomatic and consular bill ap
propriating $100,000 for an embassy
building at Paris.
Vast Throng Takes Part
in Closing Ceremonies
New York. May 2. Sixty thousand
Roman Catholics as laymen marching
in processlnon today was brought to
a climax and formally ended the week
long celebration of the centennary of
the founding of the Roman Catholic di
ocese of New York. No more perfect
day could have favored the parade.
Made Creut Picture.
Along Fifth avenue through 57th
street where the line of march led to
its disbanding point of hundreds of
thousands of persons massed and the
immense reviewing stand which has
been erected In front of the cathedral
made a picture the like of which was
seldom seen. Of all the 00,000 who
took part m tne parade every man,
save-one, was on foot. The mounted
man was Brigadier General Thoma3
Barry, grand marshal.
AWAKENS AFTER A
SLEEP OF 85 DAYS
Los Angeles,'. Cal May 2. After an
unbroken sleep of 85 days, Mrs. Beu
lah Hawkins, a patient at the county
hospital, awakened early today and
asked for a drink of milk. She was
unable to stand, but had full control
of all her faculties, although still weak
FROST DAMAGE WAS GENERAL
Extends West to Nebraska Snow in
- Indiana. ,
Burlington, Iowa,- May 2. There
was a heavy frost here last night,
temperature of 29 degrees was notea,
'- Snow In Indiana.
South Bend. Ind.. Mav 2. A snow
storm is prevailing today throughout
In Southern Nebraska.
Lincoln, Neb., May 2. A heavy
frost was reported throughout- south
ern Nebraska this morning. Orchards
and gardens sustained heavy damage.
COST IS 50 CENTS
10RF, RAISED $12
NorVis Figures Labor Has Had Little
to Do With Increase in Charges
for Print Paper.
Washington, May 2. According to
figures submitted today by John Nor
ris, representing the American News
paper Publishers' association, to the
select committee of the house on the
wood pulp and paper investigation re
garding 'the increased labor cost per
ton of paper produced the increase
amounted to but 52 cents a ton. In
spite of the statement of" paper men
to the contray, he said his calculation
was correct, yet he charged the paper
makers had put on an increased price
of $12 a ton, alleging the increase was
due to the higher cost' of labor .
True Bills Returned Against Cincinna
ti for Alleged Operating of
Cincinnati, May 2. Thirty-four in
dictments were returned by the grand
jury against well known Cincinnati
brokers participating in the operation
of bucket shops. These indictments
follow the investigation made by the
grand juries on the initiative of Coun
ty: Prosecutor-Hiram M.' Rulison. ,
Judge Stockbridge Elected President
at Yesterday's Session.
Buffalo, May 2. At yesterday's ses
z'.on of the Sons of the American Re
volution it was announced that the
present membership of the order is 11,
493. Judge Henry Stockbridge of the Su
preme Court or Maryland was elected
president and George W. Bates of
Michigan, George R. Howe of New
Vermont. John R. Webster of Nebras
ka and Dr. Claikson N. Guyer of Col
orado vice presidents.
A. Howard Clark of Washington was
reelected secretary general, Willard
Secor of Iowa treasurer general. Wai
ter K. Watkins of Massachusetts his
torian gcneial and Rev. Dr. Frank O.
Hall cf New York chaplain general.
PAPER MEN GET MORE TIME
Witnesses in New York Case Take
Steps to Produce Books.
New York, Mav 2. Witnesses who
were ordered by Judge Lacombe of the
United States circuit court to produce
before a federal grand jury books and
correspondence of the Manila and Fib
er Paper Manufacturers' association,
under pain of being adjudged in con
tempt of court yesterday to comply
with the order. They informed the
court that they had cabled t John H.
Parks, secretary of the Manila and
Fiber Paper Manufacturers' associa
tion, who is in Europe, and that they
had taken legal steps suggested by
Judge Lacombe to obtain the books
from the custody of a man to whom
Mr. Parks had given them.
L1CENSED TO INCORPORATE
Myers Optical Company of Rock 1st
and Gets Charter.
Springfield, 111., May 2. (Argus spe
cial) --The secretary of state today is
sued a license to incorporate to the
Myers Optical Company of Rock Isl
and, capital stock of $5,000. Object
to deal in optical good and merchan
dise. The incorporators are t). M. My
ers, M. V. Myers and M. E. Goodell.
GR0VER CLEVELAND B.TTIR
Wife Denies That Turn for the Worse
Has Come. '
New York, May 2. A statement
from Mrs. Grover Cleveland was given
out today saying Cleveland has suffer
ed no check in his progress toward re
covery, and that reports cf a-change
for , the worse In bis condition are
without foundation. . 7
One Dead, Two Hurt in Auto Crash.
Atlantic City. N. J.. ' May 2. One
dead, two Injured is the result of a col
lislon yesterday afternoon between an
electric train "on . the Pennsylvania
railroad and an automobile at Mays
Landing, near here.' Joseph Bailey, a
manuiacturer or. camaen, N." J., , was
killed, his wife slightly hurt, and the
driver of the automobile seriously in
ARE LOCKED OUT
Thousands of Working .Men
Will be Idle Throughout
DECISION OF THE MASTERS
Woodworkers in Shipyards Kept From
Their Employment, Affecting
250,000 in All. j
London, May 2. Woodworkers in all
the ship building yards. of the coun
try totalling aboin; 15,000 men were
locked out today in pursuance of the
declaration of the masters to close
the yards unless the northeast coast
strikers agree to their terms. Work
men in other branches totalling many
scores of thousands, will of necessity
have to cease work before long un
less a settlement of the dispute is
All Over Scotland.
Giascow, May 2. The Clyde ship-
DECATUR SALOONKEEPERS HAVING
Decatur, 111., May 2. Every day
will bo "bargain day" in Decatur sa-.
loons until next inursday; when all
the grogshops will have to close their
doors in compliance with the will of.
luc vvlMV vAy.c-oav.u t iuC uwuuu
Cocktails, both Manhattan and Mar -
tim, are knocked - down to bargain
rates. Gin fizzes that cost -20 cents
will fizzle just the same and have the
same effect at two for a quarter and
all pony beer glasses are in the dis
card. "Jags" at reduced rates are possi
ble and the drinkers of the town are
taking home "packages" as a result.
Decatur will have more drug stores
than at any time in its history and
several of the saloons will be convert
ed into restaurants. The Decatur
Brewing company, which enjoyed only
a local trade, will now make a soft
drink that looks like beer, tastes like
beer, but isn't beer. '
Kockiford "Drys" Fear Itlot.
Rockford, III., May 2. Rockford's
dry faction will not celebrate the clos
ing of the saloons of the city, fearing
it might cause a riot The "wets" are
feeling none too cheerful over their
defeat at the election April 7, and the
victors do not care to take a chance
of irritating them any further.
The "for rent" sign Is conspicuous
and there is much interest in the fu
ture plans of the saloon keepers. It
is known 'that several drug stores will
take the place of the closed saloons
and the "drys", say these will be
watched closely to see .that there is
no violation of the law. .
The city will have ttf refund $3,663
on unexpired licenses May 7 and the
council Is figuring on a tfay to meet
the decrease in revenues. .
'Miy Jags at Chanapalga.
Champaign, 111., May 2. Closing of
"HIS HOUSE IN ORDER"
builders this morning locked out C.000
woodworkers from their yards. The
lockouts had been decided upon at all
the shipbuilding yards in the kingdom
affecting noteless than 250.O0O. The
question of reduction of wages is in
volved. ARREST FOUR FOR
" THP6IG ROBBERY
Detectives Take Suspects in St. Louis
Express Robbery But Refuse
Pittsburg, Pa., May 2. Four, men
believed to be implicated in the rob
bery of the St. Louis express Thurs
day night were brought to this city
this afternoon by detectives. The
identity of the men and where they
were arrested cannot be learned.
Squadron at Santa Cruz.
Santa Cruz, Cal., May 2. The first
squadron of the Atlantic fleet left
Monterey at '6:05 this morning " and
arrived here at 8:45. The shore was
lined with thousands of spectators as
were the hills surrounding the bay.
FEAR TO CELEBRATE
all the saloons in Champaign county.
except two. Thursday night, was mark
ed by drunken orgies. The towns of
Tolono, Thomasboro, Fisher and Long-
view saw eo mauv "lacs" as resulted
from thc scramijIe of drinkers to get
," uvt-'' "u
J Iamiuar Da, s- me nu was taiten on
, in these towns and the saloon keepers
1 reaned a final harvest. Chamnaicn
reaped a final harvest
ana Urbana nave been dry tor a
year, and Thursday night Ivesdale
voted to license saloons, thus retain
ing three, making the village the. only
I oasis in the Champaign desert for im
bibers of liquor.
Bntavin to Cut KiprnHr,
Batavia, III., May 2. To meet the
$12,000 reduction in-the city's reve
nues because of the closing of saloons
the council and mayor have started to
figure on a reduction of expenses. The
present plan Is to tut the police force
one-half,, do without a street commis
sion, allow the iights to burn only half
the night, boost the water rates, and
increase the bonded indebtedness. Im
provements that have, been projected
have been cast aside. The city is
forced to pay. back to saloon keepers
81,900 on unexpired licenses. Drug
stores are to take the place of Eeveral
of the saloons.
Sterling Heeonnt Shows Tie.
Sterling, ni., May 2. The fifth day
of the recount, of ballots cast at the
Sterling election April 7 on the local
option; question resulted in the "wets'
gaining one vote, making the total
vote a , tie.5 -Judge Ward adjourned
court until Monday morning, when he
will render a decision on the 150 bal
lots on wmcn one judge signed an
other's initials. .There is an addition
al 2G ballots in dispute, both sides
claiming a victory. -
Kessler in St. Louis Republic.
KAISER IS SEVERE
Imperils National Peace Again
to Keep Norwegian Min
ister at Berlin.
HAD CHANCE FOR PROMOTION
Was Proposed to Send Dr. Nansen to
London, But William Would Not
Have It That Way.
Ixmdon, May 2. The Berlin corre
spondent of the Standard says the
kaiser again has intervened in an-
ether nation's diplomatic appointment.
but this time in a more emphatic man
ner than he did in relation to Dr. Da
vid J. Hill, the American ambassador-
designate to Germany.
Dr. Fridtjof Xansen, Norwegian min
istcr at London, recently resigned,
whereupon the Norwegian government
proposed to promote M. de Ditten, its
minister at Berlin, by sending hira to
London, in recognition of his distin
guished services. M. de Ditten him
self aspired to the London post, which
is regarded as the highest in the Nor
wegian diplomatic service, hut thc
kaiser strongly objected to thc Idea)
that London was a more exalted post
than Berlin or that a minister to his
court would lie promoted by transfer
ence to the former capital.
Makes VirwH Known.
His majesty therefore made his
views known to Norway with such em
phasis that the latter was obliged to
acquiesce or risk serious disturbance
to its amicable relations' with Ger
many, which it could not afford .to
do, Ditten will, therefore, remain in
Berlin and J. Irgans, secretary of the
legation at London, will succeed Nan
sen. There is no confirmation of the
Standard's story from other quarters.
PRINCE H ELI E MAY
GIVE UP HIS CHURCH
Reported Anna Gould's Failure to Se
cure Annulment of First . Mar- -'
riage Will Cause Step..
Rome, May 2. Oncrtbe greatest
difficulties In the -ay of marriage
between Prince ielie de Sagan . and
Mme.' Anna Goirfd is the fact the Cath
olic church ,4ias not recommended a
divorce, aim has refused to annul Mrs
Gould's -Tirst' marriage. The prince is
determined on marriage to Mme. Gould
and, to this end, he has decided to turn
DOG AIDS MASTER IN
ATTEMPT TO DROWN SELF
Terrier Helps . Rescuers Who ' Fail
in Third Effort to Drag a Penn
sylvanian from Canal.
. Steelton, Pa
May 2. After making
two vain attempts to, commit suicide,
aided by a bulldog, Henry: P. Turpin,
cger 32 years, drowned himself in the
old Pennsylvania canal early yester
cay. -." o'v':f -.
Turpin spent the uight drinking, and
at dawn, accompanied by his dog,
went to the canal and plunged in. Ed
RAILROADS MUST EITHER RAISE
FREIGHT RATES OR CUT WAGES;
ADOPT THE FORMER ALTERNATIVE
ward McCord and Frank Magnelia
tried to reach Trupin, when the terrier
sprang At them. They threw the ani
mal aside and dragged Turpin to the
Shortly after C o'clock he returned
to the canal and again jumped in.
His rescuers once more fought off the
dog and pulled Turpin out. Then
they sent for a policeman.
Before he arrived Turpin got away
and made a third and successful at
tempt to end his life. The men pur
sued him, but the dog chased them
from the edge of the water.
One of the men finally jumped into
the stream, but the dog followed even
there and attacked him. A policeman
hot at the brute and frightened it
from the canal. '
Madame Johanna Gadski to
Appearin May Festival of Ap
ollo Club in Davenport.
TO GIVE RECITAL MAY
Club is to Render Haydn's "Creation,"
With Assistance of Artists from
Chicago, May 12.
Musical people in the three cities
will be much interested in the
noimcement made by the Apollo club (
of Davenport, of the engagement of
Madam Johanna Gadski as the star at
traction at the annual May festival
given under the auspices of that club.
Madam Gadski will appear in recital
May 13 and will give the entire pro
gratp., assisted at-the piano; by Frank
La Forge. She is a Wagnerian opera
star and has a voice of wonderful
range, power anci sweetness.'
The orcTTes'tral concert of the festival
wiil be the afternoon of May 12, with
Mrs. Lucile Tewksbury, soprano, .and
Garnett Hedge, tenor, both of Chicago,
as soloists.' On the evening of May
12, under the direction of Professor
Ernst Otto, the club will render
Haydn's "Creation" with the same ar
tists and Gustave Holmquist, basso,
also of Chicago, as soloists.
Will Be at Burtla.
The concerts will be given at the
Burtis opera house. Madam Gadski's
program will be as follows:
Wilkommen Mein Wald (R. Franz);
Mother, O, Sing Me to Rest (R.
Franz) Freuchlingsnacht (Schumann);
Widmung (Schumann); Hark! Hark!
the Lark! (Schubert); Who is Syl
via? (Schubert) Madam Gadski.
; Piano solo, Fantasie in F. Minor
(Chopin) La Forge.
Aime MoL (Bemberg) ; Vous Danzcs
Marquise (Lemaire); A Maid Sings
Light (MacDowell); Schlupfwinkel
(La Forge);-How Much I Love You
(La Forge); June (Mrs. H. H.
Beach) Madam Gadski.
Piano solo. Nocturne in D flat (Cho
pin) La Forge.
Mein Liebe 1st genn ' (Brahms) ;
Standeschen (R. Strauss); Er Ists
(Wolf); Neimand hats Geschcn
(Loewe); Dich themfe Halle, from
Tannhauser (Wagner) Madam Gad
ski. Founder of Iowa Town Killed.
Des Moines, May 2. J. W. Maxwell,
aged 73, founder of the town of Max
well. Iowa, fell down stairs at the
KIrkwood hotel la"st night, breaking
YESTERDAY IN CONGRESS
Washington, May 2. Following are
In brief the proceedings of the two
houses of congress yesterday as taken
from the official records:
SKSATK The time of the senate
wan token up for two hours with n
speech by Senator Jeff Davis of Arkan
sas, askinsr that the committee on the
Judiciary be discharged from further
consideration of his bill for the sutv
pression Qf trusts. The remainder of
the day was Kiven over to the consid
eration - of a resolution by Senator El-
kins, suspending until Jan. 1, 1910. the
commodity rlause or the Henburn rail
road rate law. The resolution provok-
en so mucn aettate ana so many amend
ments were offered dealing -with other
phases of the railroad legislation that
tne whole matter went over until Mon
day. At 4:29 p. m. the senate adjourn
ed tin toaay.
IIOl'SE The house spent all of yes
terday's session In considering and
pass in sr DaraEraPh by naraarraoh. un
der suspension of the rules ,the sundry
civil appropriation bill. A determined
effort was made to strike from the bili
a restriction prohibiting the .employ
ment of secret service employes In any
detective wnrK olhpr Thnn the
ling of the president and the running
nown oi counterfeiters, but the Mmlta
tion was agreed to and the paragraph
nnany aaopiea in substantially its orlg
tnal form. Objection by democratic
members to unanimous consent defeat
ed the passage of a bill for the print
ing and distribution of 100.000 conie
of a special report by the departmen
of agriculture describing diseases of
cattle.- At 5:14 p. m. the house took
recess until this morning at . 11:30
o clock.- x
Notice Given That First Change
in Schedules is Effec
tive June 1
ON MEAT IN THE SOUTH
Advance is Material One No
tice Filed With Commerce
Washington, May 2. It appears like
ly the anticipated increase in railroad
freight rates is about to be made. A
few days ago a member of the inter
state commerce commission " express
ed the opinion that within three or
four months, unless a decided im
provement in railway conditions
.should take place. it probably would
. be necessary for the carriers to either
increase freight rates or reduce the
wages of their employes.
Sooner Thnn Expected.
Sooner than expected, action looking
to an increase in freight rates has
been taken. Railways of the south
eastern territory have filed with the
inter state commerce commission tar-
an-ijffs effective June 1, increasing their
freight rates on fresh meats material-
Afreet Skipper from Xorth.
The proposed rates will affect all
fresh meats shipped into southwest
era territory from the north and west.
USED TO BLOW
Dastardly Crime in Mon
tana Results in Death
of Two of Crew.
Butte, Mont., May 2. An east bound
Purlington due in Butte at 11:30 last
eight was dynamited about a mile
west of the Northern Pacific station.
The explosion caused the first or help
er engine to leave the rails, but it
plowed along for a few hundred feet
without turning over.
Other La Kortnaate.
The second engine crashed into the
bank south of the track near where
he explosion occurred. Engineer
Bussy was crushed to death beneath
the engine. The. fireman Ehle. was
adly scalded! Carl Mange was Eer-
The dynamiting is believed to have
been the work of soma hobo seeking
revenge for being ejected from some
FIVE BODIES ARE
FOUND IN RUINS
Five More Missing as Result of Ex
plosion of Naphtha at Chicago
Chicago, May 2. Four additional
bodies, making five in all, were re
covered today from 'the ruins of the
plant of the Chicago Reduction com
pany, which waa destroyed by fire last
night, caused by an explosion of naph
tha. Five men are still missing.
MOUNE GETS A PLACE
High School Orator Wins Right to
Contest in State Meet.
Chester Saxby of Moline high school
yesterday won first place In a dis
trict oratorical contest at Dixon to de
termine the representative of this dis
trict of the state is the state contest
at the University of Illinois two
weeks hence.. Aurora won second
place, and Moline and Aurora will rep
resent the district. - ' '
POP BOTTLE CAUSE
OF DEATH OF BOY
Grand Rapids, Mich., . May 2. Wil
liam Haverkamp, aged 13, died today y
as the result of being struck on the
head during yesterday's ball game by
a pop' bottle thrown from above him
in the bleachers.' Edward. Parka is
udder arrest,, charged with ' having
thrown the bottle. -: - .