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F I FT Y- S E VK N Til YE Alt. NO. 193.
THE ARGUS, SATURDAY. MAY 30. 1908.r-TEN PAGES. "
PRICE two; CENTS.
tA MLETTE NEW CHAMPION LONG
DISTANCE SPEAKER, HOLDS FLOOR
OF SENATE 18 CONSECUTIVE HOURS
HARRY TIIAIV LIKELY TO SPEND THE
REMAINDER OF HIS LIFETIME IN
HATTEAWAN ASYLUM, JUDGE SAYS
Mikes Record in Trying to Talk
the Currency Bill to
bOTH SIDES ARE FIRM
Stone Relieves Wisconsin Man
at 7:30 a. m., Prepared
, for the Day.
Washington, May SO. Whatever
else has been accomplished by Sen
ator La Follette in his filibuster iu
the senate against the adoption of the
conference report on the currency bill
he has gained tiio championship. At
7:03 a. ni. today he 'yielded the floor
to Stone of Missouri - after having
spoken almost continuously for IS
hours and 43 minutes. His voice
seemed to be almost as fresh as when
he began. ' (
If Stone and Gore, the latter being
accredited with willingness to assist
in the filibuster, can do as well the
filibuster Is far from an end. Repub
lican leaders apparently have no pro
gram other than to try to wear out
Allen Held the Honor.
The previous record for a long
speech in the senate was made by
former Senator Allen of Nebraska,
who opposed the repeal of the silver
purchasing clause of the Sherman act
and he was aided by other senators
who took much of the strain from his
voice by reading frequently extra
Hampered by IluleH.
La Follette had no assistance of
that character. In fact, his task was
made ata difficult as possible, b2"jilac-
lng TntVrpietalHMis on the rules of the
senate which interfered with his de
niands for calling, the roil to deter
mine the existence of a quorum Thi
ruling was made after there had been
more than 30 calls of the senate and
was based on the fact there had been
no business intervening after the for
mer call, the debate being held not
v to be busiucss.
Had Mtle IVourlHhnicnt.
Throughout the day and night La
Follette sustained himself on a punch
of egg and milk, and on one occasion,
during a roll call, he ate a sandwich.
He sustained his strength by sitting
on the arm of his chair as he talked
and fcr the most part his speech was
delivered In a conversational and dis
passionate tone. 9
Reluctant to Yield tbe Floor.
La Follette at 7:30 a. m. announced
lit was reluctant to yield the floor,
but said he realized other senators
desired to be heard. Sherman, Aid
rich and Stone arose simultaneously,
the former being recognized. He
moved when the vote should be taken
or. the pending question, the adoption
of the conference report, the ayes and
nays be called. This motion carried
and Aldrich yielded to Stone, who
began remarks, which he said to some
of his colleagues, might be continued
for 10 hours or so.
. Speaking In a voice so low he could
not be heard at a distance of five feet
away Stone's excessive modulation
awakened protests, especially from
Few on the Floor.
There were not more than a dozen
senators on the floor and scarcely a
greater number of people in the gal
lery. On the republican side Aldrich,
Gallinger, Carter, Iean and others
had remained In their seats all night
and when an hour after he had begun.
Stone, expressing a desire o address
his remarks to his democratic col
leagues especially, looked about thf
chamber in a wistful- search be found
there were only two, Teller and Gore
He concluded therefore to defer thi:
particular feature of his speech. By
far the largest part of the addrest
consisted of reading newspaper ex
Ila Slender Support.
Washington; May 30. It has been a
long time since the senate has been
tied up by a filibuster with such slen
der support as was In evidence yester
day when Senator La Follette under
took to defeat the conference report
on the Aldrich-Vreeland currency bill
by talking it to death.
The report was brought up shortly
after 1 o'clock and La Follette took
the floor- He Insisted that a quorum
should be maintained at all times and
up to C o'clock he had demanded 20
roll calls. The nouse was able to ob
tain a relaxation and at tho same time
keep the supporters of the bill in their
eats. . .
The heat was excessive and many
were restless under the restraint. It
soon became evident that the republi
cans would have difficulty in maintain
ing the presence of a majority and it
was just as-apparent that the proceed
ings would be suspended whenever the
necessary 47 senators were not pres
ent. La Follette complained of his re-
ceni illness and during much of the
day leaned strongly on the arm of
cfcair half sitting as he talked.
Offer a Compromise.
Shortly before G o'clock La Follette
inquired whether the proposal would
be agreed to, to strike out railroad
bonds and stocks from the list of se
cuntics contemplated in the confer
ence agreement, but Aldrich promptly
declined the offer, saying the adoption
)f.J.he report was tuxmJy question be
fore the . senate, and adding that-so
far as he was concerned ha had neither
the power nor the disiwsition to make
the concession suggested. Aldrich de
clared the report would remain before
the senate until March 4, 190J), if nec-
ssary. La Follette threatened during
the day to keep the senate iu session
three weeks, but the support he will
get in order to continue his tactics at
Macauley in New York World.
TRUE BILLS FOUND
Theodore H. Price, Indicted by
Federal Jury in Cotton
CONSPIRACY TO Dl FRAUD
Declared Also to Have Bribed Edward
Holmes, Jr., Clerk in the pepart
ment of Agriculture.
OMAHA LAWYER TO
Tanmany Hall Says Alton B. Parker
: Will Be Chairman of Committee
New York, May 30. Two , indict
ments against Theodore H. Price, who
has made and lost several fortunes in
cotton speculation ' and who is not on
inenaiy terms with the cotton ex
change, were returned by the federal
grand jury yesterday afternoon. They
are based on the "leakage" of the fig
ures in the government cotton crop re-.
WORK IS OVER
Term at Augustana Closes and
Preparations Are Made for
the Summer's Canvass
FOR THE ' JUBLEE FUNl
More Than $250,000 Is Promised, But
Campaign Goes On Swedish
Visitor's Impressions. -
the end of his physical endurance is j port three years ago
yet to be seen.
DRIVER, IS KILLED
One of the indictments charges con
spiracy to defraud the government.
Yesterday , witnessed the departure
of the majority of the students of Au
usiana coiiese ana the school year
of 1907-08 is now a thing of tho past,
The usual busy scene around the col
(ormed ;o one that resembles a "de
serted village." The scenes yester-
Winner of Many Auto Events Thrown
From Car' at Baltimore by the
Breaking of an Axle.
The other charges bribery in connec- ,eee neighborhood has been trail:
tion with the conspiracy of Edwin S.
Holmes. Jr.. who was associate statist
tician in the department of agriculture day at- the dPots were sometimes
at the .time of the "leakage." , ,
J'erkham anil Ilaan Indicted.
Two other Indictments were handed
down in connection with the same mat
ter. One of them is against Frederick
England and France Propose
Alliance With Russia as
a Third Party.
business end of the annual in a very
P. G. -Norberg, editor of "Varla" and
Var attande Dag," magazines in
Gothenberg, Sweden, has been a vis
itor at the commencement exercises
at Augustana college. Mr. Norberg Is
making a tour of America, studying
the condition of his countrymen in
this country. A movement is on foot
in Sweden, he said, to keep the people
of Sweden from immigrating to the
United States. The object of Mr. Nor
berg's visit is to find out the real con
dition of the Swedish people In Amer
ica and ascertain what the attractions
are that bring them here.
Are Better Here.
T intend to publish my observations
when I return to Gothenberg," said Mr.
Norberg, last night. "I am afraid, how
ever, that the results5 of my investiga
tions will not have a tendency to keep
any of my countrymen at home, but
rather encourage immigration. Thus
far, my impressions of America are
only good, and I cannot help but ad
mit that the condition of the Swedish
people is better here than in Sweden,
especially in the country districts.
Farming in America offers wonderful
advantages to the Swedish immigrant
which he can never hope to realize in
the comparatively- small country of
Sweden where land is scarce. I am
not so favorably impressed with the
conditions I find in the cities."
Dowling, Before Whom Cue
Was Tried, Talks tt
NO DOUBT OF INSANITY
Believes Murderer is Paranoiac
and if So, He is Dangerous.
Detroit, May 30. "There is no doubt
but Harry K. Thaw has paranoia," said
Judge Victor J. Dowling of New York
today in an interview on the famous"
trial over which he presided. Don ling
arrived here this morning to make an
address tonight at a Knights of Co
lumbus banqueti ..
- "There Is no question about Thaw's
insanity," said the judge. "There i
no doubt but he has paranoia.
May Never Leave Aaylasa.
"Do I think that Thaw will ever
leave Matteawan asylum? That de
pends upon his form of insanity. If
: i I .. .1 : .1 1 1. .. 1 I .. m
Mr. Norberg wa loud in his praises!'1 ia u'u-u p . " .
of Augustan. He liked especially the ,
free and easy spirit that' breathed . T . .u
about the institution In contrast wi;hjas hls dition is dangerous to the
the more restrained and formal atmos- comm y ...
phere that pervades the Swedish uni
versities. Mr. Norberg spent' the week .
as the guest of Dr. Andreen- He left '
list night for Colorado. '
Work of Summer. I
faculty will be engaged in various oc-
TALKED OF DURING VISIT
British Opposition to Such " Move on
Ground It Will Involve in Con-
; tincntal Quarrels. 'v
London, May SO. With the conclu-
cupalions during the three months of
vacation. The work of soliciting for
.Vi "I ii 1 M la Anflnuimnnf f t i nrl will Ani
iiv J4 1 VvJ tuuwn Uiv 111 a. U 1111 n lit vu
'gage the services of several. Presi
dent Andreen will continue to- have
charge of thfa work and will be as-
Professor Andrew Kempe, Dr. Bloni
gren and Professor Benzon.
Dr. Bartholomew intends to spend
1 1m c 1 1 Vt m rtr In thn Y-T aurainn tulnnrlc!
sion of the visit to England of Presi- Fogg wm probably ,eaye for India
dent Falliercs of France increased at-and persia jn th9 interests of the for
tenlion is being paid to the question j eign mission board. Professor Udden
whether the conversations between will be engaged in geological survey
. , , n .. , twork. Professor Anderson and Profes-
Kmg Edward and President Kallicres ... .. . . . .
b sor Maurltzson will be engaged in edi-
and the British and French foreign toriai work at the Augustana book con
ministers will lead to the development ceru. Professor Esbjorn will have
of the existing entente between Great j charge of the president's office In the
. , , . . I absence of Dr. Andreen. Professor
'I Cederberg will probably take up grad
uate work in the Chicago university.
Wabash-Pittsburg Terminal Has
Debts of Nearly a Million
- , m Mile. -
ONE OF THE G0UL0 LINES
Length Is 59 Miles and Set a Record
in the Cost of Conrtruetion
Lacks Ready Money.
which Russia will be a party. M. Fal
lieres sailed for France yesterday.
Talk Over Detail..
Baliimore, Md.. May SO. "I might
have driven faster but 1 am not court
ing death. I want to live, to drive in
miusing, but ' more often pathetic
Many of the students, especially tne
?radua!es, do not expect to return to
Augustana, and as they said farewell
to their friends and classmates of
A. Peckham, who was a cotton broker ,lmes gathe'r under & droopiug eyelid.
in this city; the other against Moses
llamas, who was associated with Peck-
ham. As they were not placed under
arrest, United States District Attorney
Work for fund
Preparations for the new school
year are", already under way. While
one corps of workers is engaged in
scouring 'the surrounding states for
new students, another will be engaged
in 'the strenuous work of soliciting
for the Jubilee endowment fund of
T,: t: . ,, - .. rti .iK n au- rs niiiv.il wm, v-untsc Ia wjj..0
u"d'c"u ,acB' was nuncu lrom nis iub .cus oi me iig- lQ ra5gc . lfll0 the 5Qth annivegrv
racing machine here yesterday after- ..uue of the founding 0f the college
noon while it was traveling at fright- j ,? f"u 11,a? ULI1UUJ lT?
fill ah V. 1 . I
,U71M;,U l"c 1 "imw Iaue " Holmes went to trial, and his jury dis
agreed in July last.
Snld The.: Made 9700,000.
In this trial testimony was given by
, 1 r -rt . .1
i-ouid iu. van iuper, wno was associa- vigor with the assistance of several
irtfl with fho nf Vior thrna (hit T rrt I , i . ,
rtrlnn lnn In hia KlUhnr nniror e I - WOrKCrS. AlOSt Ot me WOIK Will U8
had completed the circuit of the mile T? the advan?e taonnatloii about the carried on. in Michigan and Wiscon
- fnrT mnnKT nntr fenrt vnn.i i. . - . . . . ..
wiivn ijuii uitj uau mauB uiuiBiuuu sui anr iiir tne summer, ana carried
?jvu,uuu. van mper also testified he
had been told that Holmes and Haas
had furnished Mr. Price with this val
Cedrino, the celebrated Stimpson declined to disclose the na-
II alio,. ot,mKIl A "'C "i.w.v. ,..oihc agaiuoL IUC1U.
I TOETPtn-Pr With HnlniPR Pprkhnm nn1
this statement after the car he had Haa.s were indicted for conspiracy in
unveu iiuisnea seconu m me recent i wasnington three years ago in con-
and was instantly killed.
He was to drive in his first race
after the Briarcliff trophy on the race
An instant before his .death, Ce-
work has heen progressing favorably
in Iowa during the last year under
the supervision of Dr. Andreen, Rev.
Mr. Ekblad and Professor Kempe
During the summer, however, the'
work will be pushed with renewed
iracK in :5i'i,' establishing a new-
world's record for the mile on a cir
Cedrino was thrown 40 feet into the
air and landed against the outer rail.
His body hardly quivered after it
struck the fence and fell limp upon
the track. Many bones were crushed
Professor Kjelis'.rand will have charge
of the Swedish Lutheran congregation
sAt the conference between Sir Ed- at Swedona, ; 111., and Professors Kling,
GJNNESS PROPERTY IS SOLD
Washington, May SO. It is stated!
here on reliable authority that I. J.
- Dunn, assistant city attorney of Omaha,
Neb., will place William J. Bryan in
nomination for the presidency at the
Denver convention. Among those who
. will second the , nomination will be
Representative J. Thomas Heflki of
Alabama. . - ,-
Parker as Resolutions Head?
, .-New York, May 29. Former, Judge
Alton B. Parker will be chairman "of
the committee on resolutions of the
democratic national convention this
, year, according to a statement made
yesterday at. Tammany hall.'
., It was stated that Mr. Parker has
V been requested to write a platform to
be; submitted to. the convention.' Mr.
Bryan Is said to have given his consent
to the choice of Mr Parker as chair
man of the resolutions committee.
PRINCESS WEOS AUTO MAN!
Five Thousand Attend Auction Sale
v' at Murder Farm
LaPortei Ind., May 30. The auction
sale of the personal property left by
i-amt.y or noyai t.oper ueciaes no tenfled hv hPtPPn - Jdnn snnn
I . r na ; I , v.
""3" w.wPp n-.arr.-gc. persons. Many articles brought five
Vienna. May SO. At a family coun- and tin times their cost price. It is
cil yesterday it was decided no longer estimated the receipts were more
to finnosr- thr ''marri.nrro nf Prinppss tnan three times what
Amelio Louise of Furstenhurg and hav0 bcen at aa ordinary .sale. TJie
Gustav Kozian, an employe of an au
tomoblle firm, with whom the princess
postal card venders and fakers " and
refreshment and lunch - stand owners
recently eloped from Vienna, j The dld a thriving business.; The great-
couple are now at Lucerne and will
live abroad after marriage.
est interest centered in the sale of
the horse driven by Mrs. Gunnesa, the
into Illinois next winter.
MiH'ta Now lrouilel.
Dr. Andreen is confident that the ,
desired amount of a quarter million
dollars will be realized before 1910.
Every.' conference in the Augustana
synod has now offered to lend its as
sistance in the work. The amounts
they have agreed to assist iu raising
are as follows: Illinois, $140,000; Min
nesota, .$50,000; Iowa, $40,000; New
York, $20,000; Nebraska, $10,000;
Kansas, $7,000, and California, $1,000.
ir these sums are-realized the total
will ' exceed the desired amount by
tlSfvnn Tn. arMitinn tn fhla tho'lntp
they - WOUld Tffi n3r nf Rvpdin rtnnntefl S27.,
000 to the fund and the-late Consul
Ektnan of Sweden bequeathed $3,300
on his dea-'-hbed. In the Illinois quota
is Included $20,000 promised by Fred
erick Weyerhaeuser of Rock Island.
A conditional - promise has also been
ward Grey, British secretary of state-
for foreign affairs, and M. Pichon, the
French foreign minister," the subject
of a more formal agreement between
their respective countries and the com
ing visit of King Edward to Emperor
Nicholas were discussed, so that King
Edward, as well as Sir Charles Hard
inge, permanen uudr-secretary for
foreign affairs and former British am
bassador to Russia, who will accom
pany his majesty, will be able to place
before the Russian emperor the views
rfot only of their own country, but
those of France, with respect to a
closer understanding between Great
Britain, France and Russia.
Would Isolate Germany. -
King Edward and the British gov
ernment, it is believed, favor a mili
tary alliance and the further isolating
of Germany; but there is much opposi-,
tion in this country to such an agree
ment on the ground that It . wouM
necessitate an increased military ex
penditure and possibly conscription and
also would lead Great Britain into con.
tinental quarrels in-which it was not
interested. A majority of the cress and
of the public are saying that it would
be better for Great Britain to. let well
enough ' alone and devote its efforts
to assuring the continuance of the en
tente with France. ' . v
Magnusen and Granere will probably
Impend the summer in Rock Island.
Of the seminary faculty, Dr. Lind
berg will spend: the summer in New
York city, Dr. Youngert will have
charge of the Swedish Lutheran
church in Jlockford. 111., and Dr. For-
sander will remain in Rock Island
Of the conservatory faculty, Profes
sor Larson will spend a part of the
summer in Chicago, while Mrs. Lund
liss House! and Miss Cervln will re
main in Rock isiana. Froressor wrantz
of the business department will study
engrossing in Cleveland, Professor
Grossman will spend the summer at
his home in Ann Arbor, Mich., and
Miss Hasselquist at her home in this
WORLD'S AEROPUNE RECORD!
!,.""d.!aJrtd:!.Ve by, 'h G"?s! secured from Andrew' Carnegie fof
donation . of $20,000 provided certain
children and a shepherd dog. AU of
these were bought by local people LA,,
- . : IT 7. : .2 ... - and : hronzht fanev - nrtos. th iW "Vr,, "
ue tcgerange Mays in Air is minutes I . Z iZzVm. , "vT " " " . PI to Build
26 Seconds at Rome.
Rome, May SO. De Legerange, iho
beat the world's aeroplane
sellinz for $107.
. Heat Kills 10. ; , I greatest celebral ion in the history xf
Pit'.sburg. Mar 30. Owing te -the Augustana.'1 If Uhe -work of raising
YESTERDAY IN CONGRESS
Washington, May 30. Following are
in brief the proceedings of the two
houses of congress yesterday as taken
from the official records:
record today, flying 12,750 meters and J excessive heat 10 persons have died the endowment fund . is succersful;
remaining hi the air 15 minutes and 'here since midnight. .Many are pros-' steps will immediately be taken-for
on the site opposite the Book con
cern; now occupied by the College
pharmacy. . No definite plans have yet
been decided upon in regard to' the
auditorium, " but it will undoubtedly
be built large enough to seat at least
4,000 pecple. No steps will be taken
in this direction, however, until it Is
absolutely certain that the endowment
fund will be realized. fc
. ' , , ' Annan! ia Iwnaed.
' The senior-, graduating class -of Au
gustana has issued souvenir annual
number of the Observer, the college
monthly. The annual is the best of
its kind that has ever been issued by
a graduating class. It contains 132
pages . andv' has ; 52 cuts of different
school - organizations,; professors and
college scenes The annual was ed
ited by, I. J. Broman G. Londberg,
P. A. Reinertsen. A. 'EL Swanson and
C R. Foss. - Much credit is also due
. SrSXATE When the senate eonvened
It became apparent that a filibuster,
small in numbers but, determined, was
about to try to defeat the currency bill.
Senator Culberson spoke at some length
after the report of the conferees was
introduced and scored President Roose
velt's administrations for extravagance.
Durinjr this spvech Senator La Follette
conferred with Senator Stone, who had
Just arrived from Missouri. The Wis
consin senator called for a roll call ev
ery time it appeared there was no quo
rum present while Mr. .Culberson was
speak in. ; When the speech asralnst
the administration was finished Mr, j&
Follette took the floor nd announced
his intention of talking the currency
bill to death. He resorted to many de
vices to pass-the time and keep the
ftoor, calling for roll calls, reading from
documents and answering' questions.
He tWk the floor at 1 o'clock and held
it till late at night. .
. llOfSE -The situation in the senate
on the currency question, combined
with the oppressiveness of the heat and
indisposition to do farther business,
caused the house' at 8:30 o'clock to tnke
a recess until 7 o'clock at night.- With
the greatest difficulty -a quorum was
maintained, a large. number of members
already having left the city. A bill
was passed providing for making allot
ments on the Fort Peck Indian reserva
tion. Montana, and a .lot miscella
neous business - was transacted. - being
mostly disagreements to senate amend
ments lo minor djus. up to tne time or
taking the recess the democrats had
forced five roll calls. : But 18 members
were.in their seats when the house re
convened. After nearly an hours wait
for a quorum to appear, during- which
time. all. the resource's of. the sergeant-at-arms
were employed, the house at
7 :j. p. m.. on motion of Mr. fayne. iook
Pittsburg, Pa., May 30. At the in
stance of the Wabash railroad and
other crediiors, United States Judge
James S. Young yesterday appointed
Francis H. Skelding, president of the
First National bank of Pittsburg, and
tienry v. MCAiaster,' general super
intendent of the Wabash-Pittsburg
Terminal railroad, receivers of the
lttter company. A joint bond of
$100,000. was filed. . . .
According to the bill filed, liabilities
amount to $57,252,100, while assets ,
are "unknown." The '.liabilities con
sist of promissory notes to the Wa
bash railroad, the Mercantile Trust -company
and the Equitable Trust -company
of New York and of interest
In Short Road.
The Wabash-Pittsburg Terminal is
59.9 miles in length and extends from
Pittsburg to Pewitt Junction, Ohio,. '
where it connects with the Wheeling
& Lake Erie, another Wabash line.
Of the capital stock of the latter road
the defendant company owns 8.470
shares of the first preferred stock. .
G4,238 shares of the second preferred
stock and 118.700 shares of the com
mon stock. The defendant company
also owns the West Side Belt rail- .
road and the capital stock of the
Pittsburg Terminal Railroad & Coal
company. The capital stock of the de
fendant company is $10,000,000, while
that of the coal company is $14,000,-
000. ' ' ' : . ... . .
. Ct Wu Heavy. '"
For the length of the ; road, the
Goulds paid more to construct the
Pittsburg-Wabash ' terminal than wa
ever paid to construct a road of sim-
jilar length in this vicinity. The total'
cost was .$21,000,000, the last three .....
iniles into Pittsburg costing $7,000,000. ;
This included two tunnels, a $900,000
bridge across ihe Ohio and a $1,006,
000 depot in this city. - ' .-' '
When the company obtained an en- '
trance Into Pittsburg . It obtained a
contract with the Carnegie Steel com
pany whereby the latter agreed to ,
ship over its lines one-fourth of all . . .
its- traffic. A contract also was ob
tained with the Pittsburg Coal com-:
pany, which', agreed to ship at least -4,000.000
tons of coal annually. Bat
the Wabash-Pittsburg terminal neves
was able to take advantage of- this
business because of a lack, of cars.
Enormous cost of construction and .
a' shortage of ready money is respon-.r
slble for the . present financial
troubles. -: V "
, . . , .. " ---', " . - - - - - -- i7:ai, m.. on motion of Mr. la
(trated. 'The thermometer registers 8S. the erection of a college auditorium tu A. IL Reading, who managed the'a. recess until a a. m. today.
Cleveland to Summer Home. .": i
Pruiceton, N."- J.. May
Grover Cleveland, her children and
her mother, . Mrs. Perrine, . left here
yesterday for ; West pssipee, N. H."
It is said that Mr. Cleveland will join
his family there shortly. . Arrange
ments have been made to stay at West
Ossipee until September.