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FIFTY-EIGHTH - YEAR.' NO. 86.
THE ARGUS. WEDNESDAY. JANUARY 27. 1909.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
HOPKINS' NET LOSS IM 4
BALLOTS TODAY 12 VOTES
UILLETT'S SPEECH TAKEN
Uncle Sam I wish he'd give me a peek and lemme see what he has written.
FROM THE HOUSE RECORD:
Aurora Man Drops From
85 to 73 but is Still
in Fight. .
TAKE ANOTHER REST
Names of Yates and Stringer
Brought In and Both
SprlngBeld, Jan. 27. After taking
four ballots for United States senator
today, the joint session of the legisla
ture adjourned until tomorrow. The
voting showed a net loss of 12 votes
for Hopkins from the 85 which he re
ceived in the 17th ballot yesterday to
73 given on the 21st ballot today. The
day was marked by the shifting of a
number of democratic votes to differ
ent candidates. All the legislators re
turned to their regular nominee,
Stringer, on the 21st ballot.
Sbrrmaa and Yatrs Cherrrd.,
The names of L. Y. Sherman and
former Governor Richard Yates were
injected in the balloting and were
greeted with cheers. No intimation
from the Hopkins leaders that the
fight is to be given up was made, and
the prospects for a continued deadlock
remained the same,-in spite of the les
sening of Hopkins' vote.
The ballots follow:
Foss, 17. ' r
Stringer. 73. I
Shurtleff, 14. '
Lowden,.. .' - a
Rainey, 2. v
' MnrtrcriHl -WlHlot. ' - .-.
time immemorial it has beea the rule
to call the senate first and when Mr.
Shurtleff asked Clerk McCann to-call
the roll of the house, the clerk
thought he had made a mistake, and
asked him is he meant it. The speak
er made it evident that he did. and
the clerk proceeded to call the names
of representatives. This motive is be
lieved to have been taken with a view
to preventing the democrats from
springing anything of the kind, by giv
ing the opposition to Hopkins a chance
to .break up a quorum.
While the democrats had given out
nothing in regard to ; the proposed
move, it was said that the leaders of
the movement had come to the con
clusion that if the spirit of the direct
plurality primary law was to be carried
out it was up. to the democrats to do it.
as tho republicans, or at least enough
of them to make their influence felt,
did not seem to be inclined to heed the
Washington, Jan. 27- The president
today sent to congress a message ap
proving tho recommendation of Gov
ernor Magoon that an appropriation
bo made to remove the. wreck of the
battleship Maine from Havana harbor.
WALLIS SEEMS TO
HAVE COLD FEET
Man Nominated by Governor Hughes
. for Superintendent, of Insur
Hopkins, 78. V
Foss, 19. . : v,-"
Shurtleff, 15. .
Mason, 4. .
McKinley, 1, ; .
Lowden, 2. -
Sherman, 2. '
. Twentieth Ballot.
Hopkins, 76. "
Foss, 19. -Stringer.
Calhoun, 2. 4
Yates. 2. .
Adjourned until tomorrow.
- P.anon of Democratic Coop.
Springfield, III., Jan. 27. That the
democrats in the general assembly
might end the senatorial deadlock bv
electing Senator Hopkins to succeed
himself in the United States senate
was noised about all day yesterday,
and is believed to have been the
cause of Speaker Shurtleff upscttin;
all precedent in joint session by. call
ing the roll of the house first. From
Albany, N. Y., Jan. 27. Governor
Hughes today withdrew the nomina-
tion of Frederick A. Wallis as state
superintendent of insurance at Wallis"
in"' a letter to tW governor Wallis
raid: "While criticisms which have
been directed against rne since my
nomination are each and everyone of
them utterly without foundation, and
nothing has been or can be developed
which can reflect upon me in any
manner whatsoever, I do not care' to
accept an office to which so much poll
tical opposition has been directed."
Witness In Harriman Merger Suit Tes
tifies in Regard to Union and
Southern Pacific Lines.
Pittsburg, Jan. 27.7-The hearing in
the Harriman merger suit was taken
p today by Examiner Sylvester G
Williams of Denver.' C. A. Severance
is chief attorney for the governmen
nd Robert S. Lovett. general counse
for the Harriman system, appeared for
the defense. The first witness was
Thomas Johnson, manager of the H.
Heinz company. He testified no
distinction was made in soliciting bus-
ness for the Union Pacific and South
ern Pacific railroads. He told of ef
forts to get trade by railroads in the
west, and said there was no compett
tlon between the two roads named.
NOW AGREE ON
Washlngto, Jan. 27. The senate
leaders have drafted a bill for the set
tlement of the Brownsville question
which meets with the approval of
President Roosevelt and Senator For-
aker.. It provides for the appoiittmes
of a commission, of general officers to
consider all application of the dls
charged negro soldiers for reenlist-
ment. The conclusions of the commis
sion are not to be final, but mart be
submitted to the war department for
review". , : -
GOULD HAVE SAVED
Captain Thomas Fenlort of City
Everett Says Republic Need
Not Have Sunk.
HIS OFFER WAS DECLINED
Could .Easily Have Beached the Vessel
on Martha's Vineyard, After Tak
ing Passengers Off. '"
with the general subject of the col
lision. Onr Wa Declined.
Fenlon'8 statement-was to the effect
he was in communication with the Re
public at 6 Saturday morning and
reached the damaged liner at 8:20
that nighL He offered to take off the
passengers and baggage from the Re
public, but Captain Sealby declined
the offer,. Fcnlon added he could have
beached the Republic on the shore of
GO TO PITTSBURG
Strong Delegation Will Represent This
City at Presbyterian - '
sary of the birth of Emperor William
was celebrated today in- an unusual
manner. All crowned heads of the
German states excepting the aged
Luitpold regent ' of Bavaria, came to
Berlin to present their congratulations.
The city was decorated with flags and
preparations have been made for an
illumination this evening on an un
President Roosevelt Sends Message
to Governor Gillett of
FOR STAND ON JAPANESE
Committee Reports it Was
Merely Personal in
NO PART OF IT FIT
Recommendation That . it be
Expunged Meets Little
Doing Service Not Only to the State
But to the Nation as Well, He
New York, Jan. 27. The opinion of
Captain Thomas Fenlon of the whale-
back steamer City of Everett, that he
could have towed the steamer Repub
lic into a place where it could have
been beached if Captain Sealby had
accepted his offer of help, was today
communicated to the officers of the
White Star line. Vice President Frank
lin said the matter would be taken up
New York, Jan. 27. E. H. Harriman
was today elected director of the New
York Central railroad succeeding C. C.
Clarke. W. C. Brown, president of the
New York Central, Was also elected
director of that company, succeeding
Samuel F. Barger, resigned. - ,
HOUSE LEADERS WILL HAVE NONE OF
TAFT'S G0ML1ISSI0N ON THE TARIFF
Washington, Jan. 27. There Is little a tariff commission which would have
Yesterday in Congress
likelihood the house ways and means
committee will consider any proposl-:
tion involving a tariff commission, as
suggested by President-elect Taft.
Chairman Payne and other members
are known to be opposed to a commis
sion which would have power to. make
rates, while some members claim a
commission for the purpose of gather
ing information is unnecessary, in
view of the numerous sources of infor
mation, througn the various govern
Knr Too Mitch tiarertalnty.
The main argument advanced, against
NEARBY TOWNS TO JOIN
Gathering to be Held Feb. 2325 Will
Be Largest One of the Laity in - -i
Sacramento, Cal.. Jan. 27. Governor
Gillett basT received the following mes
sage from President Roosevelt regard
ing the postponement by the Iegisla
ture of action upon the anti-Japanese
"Will mail you full letter on legisla
ture tomorrow. Letters will set forth
why we think the only bill that is
proper is that relating to ownership
of real property by aliens with amend:
ments suggested by Secretary Root.
"Most cordially thank you for your
attitude and for the service you are
thereby rendering not only to Califor
nia, but to the entire union.
. Remove niwrlmination.
The alien bill referred to is one pro
hibiting aliens not eligible to citizen
ship from- owning land in the state.
Root's amendment' would, remove the
discriminatory feature by eliminating
the phrase "who shall hot be eligible
to citizensnip. ' . .
Pittsburg, Pa Jan. 27. (Special.)
Arrangements are being completed to
entertain Rock Island delegates to the
national convention or the Presbyter
ian Brotherhood of America to be held
in this city Feb. 23, 24 and 25. Post
master II. A. J. McDonald, C. E.
Sharpe, V. S.' Parks and E. J. Win
chester will have the Rock Island dele
gation in charge. Delegates from
Princeton, Seaton, Sterling and Viola
will probably join the Rock Island
delegation. . .
- Will Be BIB Affair.
. The ' Pittsburg convention of the
Presbyterian Brotherhood of America
promises to be the largest and most
important gathering-of the laity of any
denomination held- In recent years.
Upwards ' of 10.000 Presbyterian
churches have received formal invlta-
the right to-establish rates of duty, orjtions to send one -to five representa-
CAUSE OF WRECK
One Killed and Thirty Injured in De
railment of Train Carrying
300 People. -
uneyenne, wyo., Jan. 27. It was
learned today a broken flange was the
cause of the wreck of the Oregon ex
press on the Union Pacific railroad
near Dana last night, in which one
person was killed and 30 injured. . . , .. .,
from New York," continues the report.
and finds that his remarks concern-
even recommend changes to the house
committee, is that the business Inter
ests of the country would be seriously
impaired by the constant uncertainty
of tariff rates which would result. Fur-
tives, and at least 3,000 delegates are
expected. As the result of the recent
consolidation of the Cumberland Pres
byterian church with the Presbyterian
church, 'an unusually large southern
thermore, it Is claimed capital would representation, will attend the conven-
not be invested so freely in those In- tion
uusines wnicn are aneciea Dy loreign
trade and competition. , :
. - , i .
- . Noted French Actor Dead.
Paris, Jan. 27. Benoit-Constant
Couquetin, the great French ' actor,
died last, night at Pont Aiix-Dames,
Washington, Jan. 27. Following Is a
summary, compiled from the official
proceedings, of the work of both
houses of congress yesterday:
SENATE A speech by Senator Davis
of Arkansas, i fuvorinsr .-leirlslation to
prevent dealings by exchanges in "fu
tures', in products or the sou. and a
maiden speech by-Senator Cummins of
Iowa against the pussatre of the postal
savings bank bill as reported to the
senate by the committee on poptofflces
and postroads, were the -feature In the
senate. Mr: Cummins spoke - in favor
of the deposit of postal savings -in state
and territorial banks. The senate vot
ed to . purchase an oil portrait of the
lute. Senator Allison of Iowa. At 4:48
p. m. the senate adjourned.
IIOISE A sensational and bitter at
tack On William .Nelton Cromwell and
President Obaldia of Panama and oth
ers by Mr Rainey of Illinois was tnwde
in the house of representatives. The
postofllce appropriation bill waa (under
consideration, but' Mr. Rainey spoke
under license' of general debate, and
he was unsnarinsr in his nharsres of
corruption and fraud against the per
sons named. At the conclusion of his
speech, which consumed over an hour
and a hair. Messrs. Stevens of Minne
sota and Kustermann of 'Wisconsin, ex
pressed theirr disapproval or his re
marks and entered a, defense of the ac
cused. During the morning hour the
house-passed a Joint resolution making
Feb. 12. 1909,-which marks the 100th
anniversary of the birth of Abraham
Lincoln, a legal holiday. When the
house, at 5 p. m.; adjourned, the post
ofllce bill was. still pending. - ;
No Wreck in Gallcla. '
Vienna, Jan. 27. There is no truth
in the: report published In the United
States that 45' persons were killed "in
t a railroad wreck In Gallcla. - "..
SCANDAL IN JAPANESE HIGH LIFE
RESULT OF COUNT'S WEDDING ABROAD
London,, Jan. 27. The Tokio corre-i
cpondent of the Standard relates a so-;
cial : scandal Indirectly Involving the
imperial house, which he says Is caus
ing a great, stir in the Japanese cap
ital .. --':;. 'y:'yJ'- v.
The story is that Count Todo, who Is
23 years old- was sent to England two
years ago to complete his .education.
While there he" married an English
woman. His family, upon learning this,
peremptorily ordered the count to re
turn to Japan,-which he did, leaving
his wife in England.;
When he arrived home he found his
family, which shares the traditional
aristocratic repugnance to mixed mar
riages, had In his absence started ne
gotlatlons for his marriage with the
Princess Take, a member of a collat
eral branch of the imperial family. -
; The advances were favorably receiv
ed, owing to the exalted rank and-good
record of the Todos, and the'eount's
divorce from his English wife waa Im
mediately resolved .upon. Tbls'ls com
paratively easy in Japan, and the idea
was immediately carried out, without
consulting the wife.
Count Todo, who how Is. free, for
mally applied for the princess 1 hand
and in duo course , the emperor sanc
tioned the alliance ' between them.
i Congratulations poured in upon the
Todos, when a Toklo newspaper, hear
ing the -facts, inconsiderately printed
them. General consternation follow
ed. The nobles .disciplinary ' council
investigated and . found ..the charges
made by; the editor were true. ' -.. " ,
The emperor immediately revoked
his consent to the ' betrothal of the
count and the princess,, the former's
patent of nobility was withdrawn and
the Star of his family is in eclipse.
Various penalties have been dealt
out lo the- others, concerned In the af
fair,: including a number of officials
who have been "squared." All these
were compelled to resign. It is stated
the 'incident Is .without precedent In
Japan and has caused intense indigna
tion among the loyal, populace. 1' ,
' The Standard - says it has learned
the. woman who was married to Count
roao was a widow named Elena Addt
son.-who Is a Hungarian by birth. - She
is 29- years old. She was at Taonnina
in December and went to Messina af
ter the earthquake to help tha sur
vivors. ' - "
The convention theme this year wiH
be "The Brotherhood and the Church."
and the following topics will be dis
ussed: ' v '
" "The Man for the Hour In the
'The - Man for the Hour In the
'The Brotherhood and the Evangelis
tic Opportunity of the Church."
"The Brotherhood and -'.jtho'? Social
Message and the Ministry of the
Church." " -
"The. Brotherhood and the Home
"The Brotherhood and the Foreign
Missionary Program.'' ...o
"The Brotherhood and the Supply ot
Ministerial Leadership. . ; .
"The Brotherhood and Denomination
al Agencies." - : ' ' .
"The Challenge of the Church to" the
Brotherhood." ; V : ..- ,
"The -Brotherhood . and the .Bread
winner." y ' -.:'!.: i-: .
i i ne rresoyieriaa uromernooa oi
"The Brotherhood and the Boy."
"Preparation for Service." .. . . .
"Parts crship In Service." - vi'
"Power for Service."
Hold Open PallaaMai.
An open- parliament on brotherhood
methods will be conducted each day
under: experienced leadership.': A choir
of ' 500-..voices will - lead the singing.
pay sessions will be held In the First
Presbyterian s church and ; night . ses
sions lir Exposition music hall.
There were.no further additions to the
list of casualties today. The Injured
ara ronnrtAi4 Tnalrlncr favAraMa nro.
gress. There 300 passengers on the ln8 tne are not justifled by
any tuusiurruuuiiB ui tut) - constitu
tional duties or powers of the house,
. 1. n . A I. a , t m
TIIDt ATC Tf lll I iiuai. iuj iraiisitiiu proper limits oi
iHnLAlo III KILL criticism in debate; that they are de-
ami a if tiiurrt jstructlve of that courtesy, respect and
INDIANo LAW YER dignity which ougH to-be preservel.
and that they ought not to remain In
the permanent official record of the
Sensational Rumors Circulated in Con-1 proceedings of the house."
AhiM kiit k szraiia
impossible to separate the objection-
Muskogee,- Okla., Jan. 27. Some-1 able remarks from the. remainder of
Washington,- Jan. 27. Recommend
ing that the speech delivered In the
house last week by Representative
Willett of New York in which the
president was severely criticised, be
expunged from the congressional rec
ord, the select committee appointed to
consider the speech submitted its re
port, to'the house today. A letter writ
ten to the committee by Representa
tive Willett, urging that his speech '
should remain on record, accompanied.
Declaring that "the consideration of
the speech in question involves a con
sideration of what is and what is .not
orderly debate in the house," the com
mittee's report defines the privileges
of members of the house and the lim
itations of debate. It discusses at
length the relationship of the two
houses of congress and the relations
which must be maintained between the
house of representatives and the pres
ident, in accordance with the constitution.
. Merely Prnonil and IrrHaHag.
The report declares that it would
eem that the "peculiar constitutional
duties of the house In relation to the
power of impeaching the president do
not preclude a clear line of distinction
between that criticism of acts , and
condet-ecessary -for the performance
of constitutional duties' of the house
and a criticism merely personal and
irritating." It alsq claims that it is
especially the duty of the house Itself
to protect the president "from that
personal abuse. innuendo"or ridicule
tending to excite disorder in the house
itself and to create a personal antag
onism on the part of the president to
ward the house, and which is not re
lated to the power of the house under
the constitution to inquire into the
acts and conduct of the president,"
Your committee has carefully con-
thing of a flurry -was experienced to-Jthe speech, and that the only way to
h, iaH r r.,m , eliminate me remarns considered out
......... .I"1 "iirci nuuiu uc iu Burnt) out iue en-.
threats to assassinate M. L. Mott, at- Rnperh: It ri.rt na , nrol,ol,on
torney for the Creek Indian nation and for 6uch
others connected officially with the in- , nhort - nK1
vest igat ion into the Muskogee town lot , . , '
. . iKi- . attacking the senate, made m the
origin of the rumors, to any definite
Continued on Page Three.)
MEXICO WANTS AH APOLOGY HALF BILLION
Clash With Honduras Leads Consul to
Urge Sending of Gunboat.
New prleans, Jan. 27. A' dispatch
from Puerto , Corter, Spanish Hon
duras, states as- a result of the cla3h
there between citizens of Mexico and
Honduran' police, the Mexican consul
has cabled bis country to send a gun
noat to Puerto cortea to exact an
apology from the Honduran officials.
Washington. D. C. Jan. 27. A steri
toward the carrying out of the plans'
agreed upon by the recent waterways
Veteran Seraeant at Arm. Dies. coherence in mis city wa3 taken ye
rviinmhiiR - nhiri tan 57 Tnntain I tcrday when Representatives Ransdell .
Alexis Keeler, aged 78, Inspector of f Louisiana, Moore of Pennsylvania,
customs and sergeant at arms In nine stlrley of Kentucky and Bartholdt of
consecutive republican national con- Missrl Jointly Introduced a bill for
ventions, died today of heart trouble. lDe creation or a waterways comaila-
j , . idiuu uu atiiwner tor ine - issue : or..
fl Alien mill TV , , . , l:u."w."w ior tne improvement of
uLA&lhl! UUILTY waterways. (
nr CTCDI lflf TIIHno 'The formcr 1 provides that the
UI" dltALIliU rUl J llO I conunission shall consfet of four sen-
Lansing;- Mich., Jan. 27.-Frank P. Vt!
Glazier, ex-state treasurer, .was this
afternoon -.ffnmiil 'vnlK.-hv, . 4 Af T""1' '"l ro":u w UB p-t
l,.":"- T Pte the president, of whom
misappropriation of state funds.
shall be members of the engineer corps
Birthday Xelebratsd In Usual Mannar,
' : With Call ron 8at Rulers, v
Berlin, Jan. 27. The 50th anniver-
Lansing, Mich., Jan. 27. The casein n
of former. State Treasurer Prank P. I citizens of experience in transporta-
ui vauara, wuo nm oeen oni tion. and one other eltiaen. . l v
trial-here for seven weeks charged The bond bill limits the amount' to
with the misappropriation , of state I be issued In any fiscal Tear to t60
funds, was given to the Jury today. . , ' 000,000. -