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FIFTY-EIGHTH YEAH. NO. 91.
THE ARGUS. TUESDAY. FEBRUARY 2. 1909.
PRICE TWO CENTS."
MONEY FOR AUTOS BUT NOT
FOR AERIAL NAVIGATION
PACIFIC END OF
CANAL USED FIRST TIME
At the ground hog hole--Execution postponed for six weeks
...... . . .. '
Lower House of Congress
Strikes Out Appropri
WANTS ANOTHER IN
Would Restore Provision of
$12,000 for White House
right of way. The denial was prompt
ed by the receipt of a letter from Mrs
Elizabeth M. Rhodes, the girl's mother
dated lxs Angeles, Cal., January 12,
saying her daughter emphatically de
nies any knowledge of the charges
made against the president.
LEWIS WINS OUT
President of United Mine Workers Re
elected, Despite Opposition
WALKER WILL NOT CONTEST
Washington, Feb. 2. The house to-
day by a vote of 90 to 1C1 reversed its
former action and struck from the ar
my appropriation bill the additional
half million for war balloons and air
ships authorized last week.
Tkf l p President'! Aiilui).
The advisability of purchasing an i
Declared it in Useless for the Conven
tion Has Been Packed Against
Indianapolis, Feb. 2. The success of
President Lewis in convention of the
United Mine Workers of America mov
ed on today when the delegates ap-
automobile for the White house was proveu oy a large majority nis renisai
the bone of contention in the house to-: to finance the strike in the Mercer-
clay when Tawney of Minnesota cajled . Butler field in Pennsylvania and his
rebuking the officers of tho Pittsburg
bill and moved that the senate amend
ments be disagreed to and a confer
ence asked.. In deference to the wishes
of President-elect Taft, the bill as it
passed the house carried an appropria
tion or 112,004) for automobiles, but
the senate struck out the provision.
ItrfuacN to Concur.
The house refused to concur in the
senate amendment eliminating from j
district for their dispute of the supre
macy of national authority. Lewis
was enthusiastically cheered.
Will Not Content.
Indianapolis, Ind., Feb. 2. The
Lewis administration has won. Tho
close of the day yesterday at the cor.1
vention of the United Mine Workers
of America found Lewis victorious
u i over his opionents, led by John Wal
the bill $12,000 for White house auto-iker of Illinois, who was Lewis' rival
mobiles. The bill was sent to confer-, in the election for the national presi-
in the bedroom today. Death was due
to asphyxiation by gas, supposed to be
accidental She had been an invalid
12 years.' "-- ' " '.
BOONE IS HEARD
Blind Musician Gives an Entertaining
Program in Artistic Manner
To Keen Opium Out,
The importation of opium into the
Walker gave out a statement last
night that he would not contest the
Vnited States, except for medical pur-' election because he believed such ac-
poses, is prohibited by the house bill
passed bythe senate today. The bill
becomes a law when signed by tho
otra on Brownaville Feb. S3.
Washington, Feb. 2. The senate to-(
nay agreed to vote on the Brownsville
bill Feb. 23. - -
HELEN MALONEY AT LAST WEDDED
AFTER A SERIES OF ADVENTURES
Finally Becomes Wife of the Man With Whom She Went Through
Ceremony to Guard Against Attentions,
of Titled Foreigners.
DENIES THE CHARGE
Commander of One cf Sperry's Vessels
Arrested After Recent Recep
tion on Shore.
tion hopeless. The convention
been packed against him, he said.
, Leader Pleada for Peace.
Just prior to adjournment President
Lewis said it was plain there should
be no further quarreling over personal
differences and that the business of
the convention shoitiir-n jw frw disposer! rhome
of as quickly as possible. . .
It will be necessary to elect a na
tional vice president and a national
secretary-treasurer on the floor of the
convention, for in the Iecembcr elec
tion no candidates received a majority
of the votes cast.
Gibraltar, Feb. 2. The ca plain ot
one of the battleships composing the I
fleet under Rear Admiral Sperry, U J
todav linden arrest on hoard his nwn
veshel, and will be tried by court mar- imh anniversary of the birth of Abra
. ' V ! 1.. 1 1 1 11 1
SENATE PLANS LINCOLN DAY
House Bill Providing for National Hol
iday Is Passed.
Washington, Feb. 2. W'ithout amend
ment the senate yesterday passed the
house bill making Feb. 12, 1909, the
Philadelphia, Ta., Feb. .2. Miss
Helen "M. Maloney of this city and
Arthur Herbert Osborn of Now York
were married today at St. Catherine's
Roman Catholic church at Spring
Lake, N. J., where Martin Maloney,
father 'of the bride, has a summer
tial on charges preferred by one
, nam i.mcoin,
a legal holiday, and rec-
the rear admirals of the fleet that he ommending its celebration throughout
was under the Jn'ihtpnce of intoxicants ,thc United States, for which purpose
as a reception given on shore a few j the president is authorized to issue a
days ago. The captain was relieved special proclamation
from duty immediately after the re
ception and the executive officer was
placed in command. Tho captain in
question denies the charge..
The name of tho accused officer is
Edward F. Qualtrough, captain of the
battleship, Georgia. Tho charges were
preferred by Rear Admiral Wain-
'" la International Komanrr.
The marriage marks the culminating
chapter of what may properly be term
ed an international romance. It began
in October, 1907, when it was announc
ed Helen Maloney " had eloped with
Samuel R. Clarkson f London. For a
time after the elopement the couple
were missing, but Maloney finally lo
cated them in Europe and brought his
daughter back home.
i Va Already Married.
In the meantime the discovery was
made Miss Maloney had gone through
a marriage ceremony with Albert Her
bert Osborn of New York, who was
then a student at Princeton university.
The ceremony was performed by a jus
tice of the peace at Mamoroneck, N. Y.
Maloney, who had been highly honor
ed by Pope Leo Xlll.took up the
question of the annullment' of the mar
riage both at Rome and at the-arch
diocese of the Catholic church at Phil
Settled by Court.
Finally, the matter was taken to the
New York courts, where Miss Malo
ney's marriage to Osborn was annulled
on the ground they had never lived
together. Miss Maloney testified she
went through the ceremony as a pre
cautionary measure to save herself
from the attentions of titled foreigners
who were regarded favorably by her
ARE NO RESULTS
Three More Ballots for United States
Senator taken by the Legislature.
HOPKINS LOSES ANOTHER ONE
Joint Assembly Then Adjourns Till
Tomorrow Michigan Deadlock
Still Holds Firm.
SELECTIONS ARE VARIED
Plays Classical Numbers and Negro
Melodies Interpretation of Great
Masters is Remarkable.
All who heard "Blind Boone" play
last night at Augustana college pro
noupced him to be the greatest marvel
they had ever heard. Very few had ex
pected that his playing would be of
the high class quality it was, but rath
er expected rag time and negro melo
dies. Boone played these, too, but he
also 6howed that he was a thorough
master of some of the world's greatest
His playing of some of these clas
sics was little short of brilliant. His
technique was wonderful, and for pre
cision in time he could not be sur
passed. His interpretations of Gotts
chalk's "Last Hope," Lizst's "Sixth
Rhapsody," a transcription of "II Tro
vatore" by Gottsehalk, and Chopin's
Military Polonaise" were especially
remarkable. Schubert's "Serenade"
was one of his encores, and he played
it with such exquisite tenderness and
dreamy effect that he fairly carried
the audience with him.
Piny Own Composition.
Boone also played some of his own
plantation melodies, all of them typi
cally-negro songs. On the other hand.
he played a waltz of his own compost
tion, which was quite a creditable pro
duction. His. descriptive composition
DENIES CLASH WITH GIRLS
President Declares He Didn't Strike
Horse While Riding.
Washington, D. C, Feb. 2. Presi
dent Roosevelt yesterday broke a si
lence of over two-months in authoriz
ing a denial of charges that while
horseback riding through Rock Creek
park on last Thanksgiving day with
Mrs. Roosevelt aDd it party or friends
he had crowded into a group of semi
nary girls and struck the horse ridden
by Miss Rhodes with his crop, after
criticising the girls for not giving him
The bill also declares that as a part
of the national memorial to Lincoln
there ma$ be built a highway 'from
Washington city to the battlefield of
Gettysburg, Pa., U) be known as "the
Lincoln way." An appropriation of
.$50,000 is made for a survey of plans
,t : .. , u t. : I,
Lincoln Cabin Taken Back.
Ixmisvllle, Ky., Feb. 2. In prepara
tion for tile observation of the Lincoln
centenary at the birthplace of the
emancipator, near Hodgenville, Ky.,
the cabitt in which Lincoln was born
was last night removed to the memo
Declares Resolution Which is Placed
- Before the Nevada Legislature.
TO MAKE TAFT
MASON AT SIGHT-
HONOR RARE ONE
Cincinnati. Ohio, Feb. 2. The grand
master of the Ohio Masons, Charles
Hoskinson, has tendered to Wifliaui
Howard Taft the rare and high honor
of being made a Mason at sight. Taft
has- accepted and will return to Cin
ciunati Feb. 18, when the grand mas
ter will convene a distinguished com
pany of Masons in Scottish rite cath
edral exercise, a high prerogative
which belongs only to the grand mas
ter of Masons. This honor Is so rarely
conferred that there-ls but a slngl
instance on record in 100 years' his
tory of Masonry in Ohio. In 1S92 Hon
Asa S. Rushnell' was made a Masoi
at sight. ,
ORDERS AUTHOR ARRESTED
Brandenberg Fails to Face Cleveland
New York, Feb. 2. 'A' warrant for
the arrest of Broughton Brandenberg,
the magazine writer, was issued yes
terday, when he failed to appear for
trial before Justice Dowling in- tho
supreme court on a charge of grand
larceny in the second degree growing
out of the sale to the New York Times
of an article alleged- to have been
written by the late President Clev
land advocating the. election of Wil
liam H. Tau. Brandenberg s cash bail
of $1,500, furnished by the American
Bonding company, was forfeited.
MENACE TO CIVILIZATION
Authors of Bills in California Legisla
ture Declare Intention to Press
, Secretary Accused as Embezzler.
Chicago, Feb. 2. John H. Edwards,
secretary of the L. Gould Manufactur
ing company, was indicted today charg
ed with embezzling more than $8,000 of
the funds of the company. ; " '
IN MINE ACCIDENT
' Birmingham, Ala.; Feb. 2. It is re
ported an explosion ln the ; ' Short
Creek mines of, the Birmingham Coal
and Iron company killed 16 men. A
number were seriously injured. - Six
bodies have been recovered,
Carson, Nev., Feb. 2. A strong res
olution declaring in favor of drastic
anti-Japanese legislation, criticising
Theodore Roosevelt, and designating
the 'Japanese as "parasites of the
world" and a menace to civilization
and progress oh the Pacific coast, was
reported favorably by a committee of
the whole in special session of the Ne
vada legislature yesterday. It will be
voted Upon at 3 o'clock this afternoon
under a special order.
The resolution is directed to the Cal
ifornia legislature and declares in fa
vor of that body passing measures that
will prevent the influx of Japanese. It
further' recommends that the "Califor
nia legislature pay no attention to
what Is ealled "coercion and interfer
ence on the part of President Roose
California on Iloosevelt Letter.
Sacramento, Cal.,' Feb. 2. President i
Roosevelt's letter to Governor Gillett'
on the Japanese question,' made public
yesterday, was eagerly read ; by the
members of the legislature.' A. M.
Drew; author of the ' bill prohibiting
aliens to hold land in this state, said:
"After a cursory, reading of the letter
I am determined to stand for the bill
as ft has been amended. As to the
president's views In this latest letter
I take no exception,' but. I do believe
that Secretary' Root, In 'the letter en
closed bythe president, takes an un
warranted stand against all legislation
proposed against the Japanese. ; - '
l "My object in Introducing the land
bill, I may frankly state, was to keep
the Japanese from getting a foothold
in California. They are not and should
not be allowed to become citizens of
this country, and they should not have
the right of property ownership. We
are confronted with a serious situation
in this regard and.l shall make every
effort to have measures preventing all
aliens from owning land passed
through the legislature."
Still Will 1 rce Segregation.
Grove L. Johnson, author of the bills
prohibiting Japanese from being motn
iiers of corporations nfnd providing for
their segregation, said:
"The president's letter has no more
effect on me than water on a duck'3
back. I have not changed my mtnd
in the least about the wisdom of en
acting these anti-Japanese laws. As
to the strength of tne sentiment in the
assembly, I have no Idea, as I have not
approached a single member on the
question. I only know that I shall
.la pun Kxpeeta No Trouble.
- Springfield, 111 Feb. 2. Balloting
for United States senator was resumed
by the Illinois legislature In joint ses
sion this afternoon, with little change
in the results. Three ballots were
taken, 22 having been taken previous
ly, and then the joint session ad
journed till tomorrow. The results fol
Sherman, J2. .
Hopkins, 74. , '
Mason, 3. . ,
IOwden, 1. . . .
Hopkins, 73. " ' " ,
Foss, 17. .
Stringer. 9. ' ,
Shurtleff, 15. . x
F. E. Thomas, 6.
J. W. Eckhart, 1:
Adjourned until tomorrow.
Still Ilolrin la Wineonnln.
Madison,, Wis., Feb. 2. Today's
I joint ballot for United States senator
very realistic asrwartistic and
beautiful. Finally, he imitated various
musical instruments on the piano. The
imitation of the drum and fife, and
the music box, were .so realistic that
th audience could have easily imag
ined they heard the real instruments
had they closed their eyes
The othcr members of Boone's com
pany were Miss Emma Smith, soprano
and Miss Lillian Fields, mezzo-sopra
no. The former's singing was not so
good. She possesses an excellent nat
ural talent, but it was evident that her
oice had not received much training.
All her selections were of the popular
order. Miss Fields, however, com
pletely, captivated the audience with
her singing. She possesses an unusu
ally clear and full mezzo voice, and
her numbers were mostly of a high
Directors Convene in Regular Session,
and Pass on Reports and Mat
ters of Routine.
TokkvFeb. 2: Foreign' Minister Ko- resulted in no choice. Stephenson- re-
mura, addressing the lower' house of
the diet, today declared Japan ls con
fident that the anti-Japanese measures
pending In the California ' legislature
will not lead to International compli
cations.' He says Japan is relying upon
the justice of the American people and
the friendly disposition of the United
The keynote of the speech was that
the foreign policy of the Japanese em
pire should have as an object the main
tenance of peace and the development
of national resources: The count said
the restrictions placedupon emigrants
to the United States and Canada had
been faced, in good faith by. Japan. '
WOULD STOP SALE
JeffereonCity fad. Feb.'-f-Vetl-tions
were presented to both branches
of the legislature' today; the 'Blgners
comprising residents of eVery county
in - the state, for ' the submission ' ol
amendments to the, state constitution
prohibiting the manufacture or sale of
ceived 63 votes, lacking 3 of a major
ity. .'. "
NORMAN E. MACK
IS BEFORE JURY
Chairman of Democratic Committee
Asked Concerning Panama Deal
. -i . . . stories. '
New York, . Feb. 2. Norman E.
Mack of Buffalo, chairman of the na
tional democratic committee, was a
Witness today before the federal grand
jury which Is Investigating the Pan
ama canai iidci case against ine sew
York World. As expected Mack was
questioned as to whether reports about
the sale of the Panama canal were of
fered to the national democratic com
mittee during the presidential cam
paign last fall before they were pub
lished in the newspapers. ";,
v Banker's Wife Dies by Gas.
Chicago, Feb. 2. Cora Belle, wife of
R. T. Forbes, president of the Drovers'
Deposit National bank:, was found dead
Mail Steamer Newport
Goes Out to Sea by
RAINEY A SLANDERER
Illinois Congressman Scored in
Resolutions by Panama
Panama Feb. 2. The national as
sembly has unanimously approved a
resolution protesting against what are
described as the slanderous assertion:
made by Representative Rainey in tha
American congress against President
Obaldia. A copy of the resolution will
be officially communicated to the gov
ernment of the United States.
Fart of Canal In l'e.
Panama, Feb. 2. The Pacific mail
steamer, Newport, used today for the
first time in the new Pacific entrance
to the canal which has been dredged
to a depth of 35 feet, only a few per
sons witnessed the steamer's depart
Taft an Peacemaker.
Panama, Feb. 2. That Taft is acting
as a pacincator in strong post-election
factional feeling which at times has
been very marked, is shown by the fact
that invitations have been sent to both
President Obaldia and Senor Arias, at
one time opposition candidate for the
presidency, to a dinner and reception
arranged for today by American Min
ister Squires in honor of the American
falln t'poa Amndnr, Who la III.
Taft yesterday afternoon called upon
ex-President Amador, who is ill. Ex
President Amador and President Obal
dia have not been on friendly terms
?f.Jjl, .lare!llJQ'lda''-:fas alsolfor . a long time Because of political
differences. Taft wished to make it
plain his cordiality is toward Panama
as a whole, and not toward one or the;
other political factions, and he has en
deavored during his stay here to treat
all parties in the same cordial manner.
By Jan. 1,
The board of engineers who accom
panied Taft, although not speaking for
publication, do not conceal their sat
isfaction at the feasibility of the Ga
tun dam. The chief engineers, Lieu
tenant Colonel Goethals and the army
engineers, engaged in the construcon
work, are much gratified: at the results
Of the investigation of the special en
gineers. Goethals said yesterday that
aval vessels would sail through. the
lock canal by Jan. 1, 1915.
The library board met last evening
n the regular monthly session, and
transacted the usual routine of busi
ness. No matters came up for consid
eration except the report of the libra
rian, and the claims for January, which
were allowed, as follows:
The librarian's report for January
was as follows:
General works'................. 315
Religion : 17
Sociology .v 150
Fine Arts ...i
History . . . . .
Grand total ......6,047
Received from fines . . .
A. C. McClurg & Co. .
Kramer Printing Co..
The Mac Arthur Co
Rock Island Argus . . .
Channon & Dufva ...
Lerch & Greve
Expenses . '. 'i V: . . . ...
T. W. Renoe
Rock Island Sand & Gravel Co
. . . . ' 5.153
Yesterday in Congress
Washington, Feb. 2. Following is a
summary, compiled from the official
proceedings, of the work of both
houses of congress yesterday: '
SEN ATI-: Bills were passed provid
nK that sentences of court martial In
volving midshipmen shall be approved
by the. president: for lha naturalization
of aliens who have sprved five years in
lie navy: renewing tho charter or tho
.ake Krie &. Ohio River Ship Canal
company: appropriating; K0,003 to pay
war claims or the Catholic church in
the Philippines, and one declaring Feb.
12. 1909. the centenary of the birth of
Abraham Lincoln, a legal holiday. Ac
tion on the Brownsville reenlistment
bill went over until today. ... .
linrsK -By a point of order an item
providing funds for the West Point ca
dets' trip to Washington on Inaugura
tion day was stricken from the military
appropriation bill. Other Item cut out
were an appropriation for the construc
tion of an asylum for refugees In time
of war and for a storehouse on Cer
regidor island in Manila -bay. The house
passed the Payne mil prohibiting tne
Importation of opium, but refused to
pass the Senate bill to pension federal
Judges. The Bennct bill for the expor- "
tation of aliens convicted ol a felony ,
was also denied of passage. X limita
tion was placed uport the. cope of the
Olmsteud special rommitee to Investi
gate appropriations for and the work
of the secret service of the various de
partments.- The house . adjourned at
5:23 p. mf - ; -. .-
n nnniinrn nr
id HUbuocu ur
, Chicago, Feb. ' 2. The , first buU
brought by the United States govern
ment ' against 1 a railroad : for violation .
of the federal law regulating the time
of service of train dispatchers, - was
begun here today. The sdit was filed
byDlstrict Attorney Sims ft 'tho
United ; States district court against
the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe rail
road. Seveb violations are charged
:and if found guilty fines aggregating
$3,500 may be imposed. --. 1 ...