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FIFTY-EIGHTH YE Alt. NO. 113.
THE ARGUS; SAT UKDAYi, FEBRUARY 27,-1909. TWELVE PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
PEOPLE OF PORTUGAL AGAIN
ENACT KILLING OF RULERS
Washington Capitol I certainly must do a little fixing up for my, friend Bill Taft's inaugural.
Committee Creates Scene
in Rejecting the House
Brownsville Bill Through Senate
and Now Waiting on
Washington, Feb. 27. There will bo
no statehood' legislation for New Mex
ico and Arizona at the present session
of congress. At a meeting of the sen
ate committee on territories today, all
members, regardless of pa-rty in a sen
Eational seene, abandoned the. consid
eration of the house bill. ;
Members of tho cummiiAee left the
room without any one suggesting fur
ther meetings for its consideration.
Corruption in l!es,rd. ,
This remarkable action occurred at
the conclusion of the reading of the
statements presented by Senators, Nel
son and Beveridgo,.- charging corrti
tion. jury bribing, and various other
offenses, against certain r.fliriuls and
leaders of what was termed "th gang
which is in control of political affairs
in New Mexico."
Itron-nsville I p to lrcllcnl.
The house today passed tlip senate
Brownsville bill which now lacks only
the president's signature to maUe it a
Argur Over Dividing Siavy.
The senate today agreed to the par
tial report of th conferences mi rV
naval appropriation bill. The anicn.'
tnent authorizing the president to di
vide the navy s;o as lo Keep one-'.nl
on the Pacific coast is t:li!l ii di-jjnii".
Arcrpts Ko hiinrn.
All senate amendment.", to the agri-
itlt uril , aixnrnnri'jtlAii 1IM aoi'o It
agreed to by the house today.' Th-?
bill was sent to conference.
The general deficiency bill carrying
appropriations approximating seventy
million dollars was reported to th.
house today by the committee' on ap
propriations. Five million dollars for
the Panama canal is the largest item.
Deficiency Through II on no.
The house, under a suspension of the
rulee, passed the general deficiency ap
AD WOLGAST KNOCKS
WALTER LITTLE OUT
Milwaukee Lad Brings Bout at Los
Angeles to Sudden Termination,
Los Angeles, Feb. 27. Ad Wolgast
of Milwaukee knocked out Walter Lit
tle of Chicago in the fourth round of
their scheduled 20-round bout at the
Vernon arena last night. The m result
was a big surprise to the spectators,
' Special commissioner of United
I & , ',''' 9 ? 1 11
Washington yesterday'after practically re-establishing cordial relations , be
tween the two countries. " ' ." ',
as it was thought . the clever Little
would give Ad a hard fight and per
haps get the decision over the Cream
City boy. The weight, 12S pounds at
C:15 in tho afternoon, gave Little the
advantage, but it proved of no help
against the hard-hitting featherweight.
MAY GET MOODY
TO DELIVER ADDRESS
Senator Dolliver Has Asked Supreme
CcurtJustice to Speak at Dav
enport in June.
Washington, Feb. 27. (Special.)
Senator Dolliver invited Justice Moody
of the United States supreme court to
address the Iowa liar association at
Davenport in June. Moody practically
accepted the invitation, but will not
do so definitely until March 15.
REPORTS .VENEZUELA DEAL
Buchanan Back in Washington, Hav
ing Arranged for Settlement.
Washington. Feb. 27. W. I. Buchanan,
American special commissioner to
Venezuela, appointed by Secretary
Tiotit to arrange a basis of settlement
of the disputed (hums of that country,
returned to Wsshing?on yesterday en
the gunboat Marietta. Mr. Buchanan
brought the pin'ocol signed whereby
two of the five claims are to be set
tled out of court alu' "lr' remainder
Diplomatic relations with Venezuela
are to lie. resumed immediately, and in
about a week V. W. llussoll. the far
mer minister, withdrawn last spring
following Castro's refusal to arbitrate
all the claims; will return to Caracas,
in all probability going part of the
way on a war ship.
Mr. Buchanan tale:; a hopeful view
of tiu- future (if Venezuela; s-ay3 that
economic condition:) there are improv
ing and that, the changed conditions
will result in the opening of the mines
and ttiu development of the natural re
Fources of the country.
POSSUM MARKET BOOMING
From "Bo Cents Each" to $10 Is' Jump
".Within One Month.
.Atlanta, , Ga., Fob. 27. From .r,0
rents each to 510 Is tne remarkab'e
rise in the possutj maiket within the
last. month, as a result of the featuring
of this marsupial in the recent Taft
banquet here. Atlanta dealers are lit
erally. swamped with orders from the
north and east, one dealer announcing
yesterday that he had orders for .00
at $10 each, the prospective purchas
ers desiring them for pets.
MINE CAVES IN: FIVE KILLED
Men Instantly Die and 'Two Others
Probably Fatally Injured.
.loplin, Mo., Feb. 27. Five men were
instantly killed and two others per
haps "fatally injured by a cave-in in
the mine of the West Seventh Street
Mining company last night. The men
were crushed under tons of rocks.
Gets 38 Out of 90.
Madison, Wis., Feb. 27. Out of 90
votes cast for senator on the 10th bal
lot today, Stephenson received 38.
There were 43 absentees.
COPYRIGHT HARRIS tWINO. WASH.
S fates to Venezuela who returned
BILLY SUNDAY IS
Spriusfield, 111.. Feb. 27. Rev. W. A
Sunday, better Known as "Billy'' Sun
day, a former ba:-eball player, who i.
now an evangelist, vas horsewhipped
last night by a man at the Sunday tab
ernacle, where, in the presence of
S.lrfiO persons, he was conduct ins th.
opening meeting of a religious revival.
The evangelist, hail just, made his
opening re.matks, and was leaning
against the pulpit on an elevated plav
orm. while a hymn was snng by Fishor
atV fiutlcT, his choir leaders, and MisS
Edith Anderson, a soprano of Spring
field, when a powerful man, who said
his name was Sherman Potts, sprang
forward with a buggy whip and struck
Mr. Sunday several terrific blows.
Sunilny Knot-kit Out Anxnilnnt.
Sunday leaped from the platform
nd dasned at his assailant, whom ho
knocked down in the' center aisle. The
audience was on the verge of a panic,
with women weeping and children
screaming, while Potts and Sunday
rolled and tumbleS in the ai3le.
Mr. Fisher directed the ; choir .nd
the audience to sing, and in a few
moments tne entire audience was
calmed, few leaving their seats. Sev-j
eral men soon seized potts, and they i
spcciai v-orresponaence oi x Argus.
Washington, Feb. 25-;-?Co one of
President Roosevelt's acts has ever
drawn the same measure of condemns -
tion from the country as has his action
in Inciting his attorney " general to
plunge the government into proceed-
Ings against newspapers that have
criticised the Roosevelt administra -
This view ,1s not over-estimating the
situation if the comments of the lead -
ing newspapers of the country and of
prominent men here in the national
capital may be considered thermome -
tcrs reflecting the sentiment! of thej In this connection It is "pointed out ..
nation. Many of the president's crit-jthat in the case of Frank B. Noyes
ics are personally hostile to the par- against Charles A. Dana in 1895, Mr.
ticular newspapers involved
Call It MiMtakc.
Some of the president's best friends'
sav he has made the greatest mistake
of his career in attempting to drag
Editors Pulitzer and Smith to this city.,esal home is in t Oyster Bay. N
for trial, and regret that" he ever em- Hb brother-in-law, Mr. Robinson, 1
narked in the enterprise. These-crit- i,VVY '"' ,i j inaiuumi-itvi every territory inlo which hls paper
ics do not assert the editors were1 ,and his brother Charles are legal!may find its v.ay, to be tried. in each
right m charging there was grafting in rebiutms oi umcmuiu. ; .uuia "ooi- ln successionjor offenses which con
connection with .the purchase of the.and Mr. Cromwell are legal residents stitutoa in a singie act not actually
Panama canal, -but'that the president.0' New York- - 'committed in any of them." -
is setting a precedent that may be' u ls Proposed to Drmg-tne indicted
used bv succeeding nresidents to"eae..men to the District of Columbia for
terrorize end even drive out of exist- risl although not one of. the men al-.' nouncing President Roosevelt's new
euce newspapers that fair under fheir:legfd to have been libeled has legal Enterprise. The position of, the Phil
displeasure." The danger which lurks j residence in Washington. . adelphia Inquirer is particularly "inter
in the precedent being established by
the president, It is pointed out; is that
newspapers that may have' reason to
believe that an investigation should
be made into some transaction to de
termlne whether the government was Rt, which were delivered in court
defrauded, will hesitate to agitate thewhen the effort was made 13 years ago
mauer arautu; m mc cioiuiuc uuw
oeing maae.oi. nia cruicb oy rrraiueiu
uopseveit : -; , . r . ;
v - V T '
There is, much discussion. ,as to
whether'the prosecution i will insist in
- ? its attempt to have , the H defendants
brought to the District of Columbia,
held him until policemen came and
took him to jail. ,
Mr. Sunday "said he suffered painful
bruises from the buggy whip.
lrlourr llflrf In hp nr.
The prisoner said that his home w.is
one mile east of Lovington. Id. Ac-
cordiug to his statements at the jai
he was once declared insane and com
mitted to tho Jacksonville asylum,
whence, after a brief -confinement, he
was released as curefT.," ""
He made the attack, he -said. In de
fense of the virtue of women, which
he declared had been criticised by the
evangelist. Tho police say that Pot's
is a religious fanatic.
FIRE IN BUTTERINE PLANT
Swift & Co. Sustains $200,000 Loss in
Stubborn Blaze at Chicago.
Chicago, Feb., 27. Fire today de
stroyed the butterine plant and stor
age warehouse of Swift & Co. at the
stock yards, and despite an hour's
flgjiting by firemen, attacked the neu-
tral lard house across the alley. The
flames were checked after the lard
house was partly destroyed
is estimated at 5200,000,
MISTAKE OF ROOSEVELT'S CAREER
where the president wields a strong
, mnuence on judges, it is argued iea-
'eral judges not only owe their appoint-'
jments to the bench to the chief execu-(
1 tive, but must look to him for any
! further promotion. President Roose-
velt will of course not be in office
when tho defendants In the libel cases!
are tried, but it is believed the in-
iooming president will take up the mat-
Iter where the outgoing one leaves off,
inasmuch a the president-elect Is
. pledged to the Roosevelt policies. The
.defendants believe they would stand
; little chance if lorced to stand trial in
lthe District of Columbia.
Noyes was then a resident of the Dis-
the. m?n named in the indictments
: brought by the. federal grand jury here.
ives ?n Washington. Mr. Roosevelt's
Itoot'a Words Quotrd.
As to the alleged threatened in
vasion of the liberty of the press in
the.- proceedings, reference is - being
- made to tfie quoted words of Elihn
w . uaua Muauncu iu,aon
ureat ; consmutionai provisions
i u. u ,r T ,u
accordance with the continually chang-
ing conditions Of society, orpolitical
discretion and of political freedom;
end It would be a great limitation of
MAY HAVE SWAG
OF BUNCO MM
Packages That Come to Davenport by
Express Seized by Victim
BELIEVED $60,000 IS IN THEM
Sequel ta tiie Swindling of J. E. C.v
anaugh m Fake iVrestiing Match
. in Arkansas.
When three packages shipped through
the American Express company arrived
in Davenport today from Little Rock,
they were promptly attached and the
company was served with garnishment
papers by Isaac Petersberger, in the
belief that these packages contain $60,
000 shipped from the south by the al
leged swindlers under arrest at Little
Rock. The papers wereimade out in
behalf of John E. Cavanaugh of Dav
who claims to have been
.swindled out of $37,000 by means of a
(fake wrestling match by the Little
the freedom of the press in this coun-
try to say mat every editor in every
city and state is liable to be taken to
any partof the earth where his papers
may happen to go and tried over and
over again, hundreds of times, per-
haps, for a single article.
"How can there be freedom of the
press if there exists the arbitrary pow
er to punish all over the length and
'breadth of this land which is contend
ed for by the application of this law
hi England and by my friends on the
How Judge Ruled
Judge Brown, in deciding that Mr.
Dana cmjd nof be extradited quoted
from Judgc Coolev8 "Constitutional
,.,.,, n fi,,ws. ..Tt .ih
be a resuR of a revolution
where one of the grievances complain
ed of WRg tbe assertlon of a right t0
setlrt nhrn frtP trn lf
BhouJd be fojmd that a"n edRor may bft
seized anywhere in the union and
transported by a federal officer to
i Ajmost without exception the lead
,n f thA mintrv aro Aa
esting in view of the fact it has been
one of the strongest Roosevelt organs
in the country.
Dnneeroun to Constitution.
"President Roosevelt, in his attitude
towards the New York World " says
the inquirer, editorially, "has assumed
- a position which is extremely danger-
0U8 to the Integrity of the COnstitU
; tion and which, we cannot think-caul
be sustained by -the supreme court
,1t haH tni,ia M t.a-ttnrnat,
genera, 0f the' United -'States -an4 ha3
(Continued on Page Two.)
Rock prisoners. The papers were is
sued by the district court. The ex
press agent accepted service, and
guaranteed to keep the packages safe
ly, and to seal them. They will re
main unopened until produced on the
order of the district court.
Contents Not Known.
The contents are not known, but
there is reason to think they contain
the money. There were charges of
$125 for transportation, it is said. The
packages were addressed to Monte
McCall, , in care of the Eldorado in '
Davenport, and he is one of those un-J
der arrest at Little Rock.
Known In Davenport.
Three of the four swindlers now under
arrest at Little Rock, Ark., charged with '
fleecing John Cavanaugh out of $35,-!
000 on a fake wrestling match and
pulling off numerous other crooked'
games in various parts of the country !
are now said in lio former veil knnwn I
Davenporters. They are "Monte" Mc-
Call, Kid Warner and Charles Wil-.; week ru'ted in serious rioting and a
helm. For the past two days several "umber of encounters with police,
government officials have been in Dav- during which numerous people were
enport lookingforthepackagesof money more or less injured. About, 200 ar
supposed to have been sent out of Lit- rests were made,
tleock by the "gang" over the Wells-J Krtaaot Anamination..
Fargo express. They are sup-! The assassinations of Feb. 1, 190S
posed to contain all or at least a part were repeatedly enacted, at various
of the $C0.00) which was known the points throughout Lisbon by persons
gang had in a safety vault in Little made up to represent the late King
Rock, but which they succeeded in Charles and crown prince. Queen Anie
getting out of reach before the govern- lie, Prince Manuel and the regicides,
ment officers made the arrests. The Costa and Buissa, as they were attired
John C. Dobbins arrested some days on the day of the tragedy, while other
ago in Des Moines and taken to Coun- ' groups carrying coffins containing
cil Bluffs on the charge of swindling skeletons to represent King Carlos
T. W. Ballew of Princeton. Mo., out of and the crown prince gave represen
$30,000, is also quite well known in'tations. of the funeral procession to
Davenport. He remained a month here t!le accompaniment pf blasphemous
recently and Fpent money with the . songs.
ease with which water flows down a J Uw riamira tv side.
mountainside. He also got on several, WTen the police attempted to stop
"stiff" poker games and proved him-'the scandalous proceedings the lower
self one of the gamest of sports. He classes sided in with the masqueraders
was a genial, educated and polished ,
jienow, extremely gentlemanly in his -
j demeanor and made a most f aVorable '
impression wun an wnom he met. He
was taken through Davenport on his
iriuni m vx.jum.il jjiuus in cuarge oil
Rich Men Incorporate to Promote Dis
coveries of Coast Nat
uralist. SPINELESS CACTUS IS FIRST
Plant Wizard Will Be Relieved of
Business Worries and Have More
Time to Work.
San Francisco,, Feb. 27. In ordc
that his wonderful discoveries may be
more generally distributed and inci
dentally that his woik of discovery
may not be hampered by business
worries, the brains and senius of
Luther Burbank, the "plant wizard,"
have been capitalized for several mil
The men who have secured the solo
right to distribute to the world the
plant discoveries of the Santa Rosa
naturalist are Hartland Law and his
brother, Herbert E. Law, well known
millionaires of this city, and Oscar 11
Dinner, a wealthy eastern capitalist.-.
Cnctun Klrt on 1 .Int.
Working alone, Burbank has not
had timo. to give the results of all cf
his experiments to the public, but now
a systematic effort will be made to
distribute both . his past and future
products to all the world. One of tho
first, things undertaken by the new
company will bs the fuller develoo-
ment of the spineless cactus, which
promises to transform desert waste;
into grazing lands for cattle. In this
connection it is announced that Bur
bank has developed a cactus capable
of produciug saccharine matter which
will yield both sugar and alcohol.
Like most men of genius, Burbank
is decidedly adverse to the worries and
routine or business affairs, and ne
welcomes the incorporation as-the best
means of ridding him of this handican
to his experiments. r
GOT 46 CENTS
GO UP FOR LIFE
Chicago, Feb. 27. Three holdup men
accused of the theft of 4G cents were
sentenced to life terms in the peniten
tiary by a . jury In Judge Kersten's
court , today. This sentence was made
possible by the passage of a law two
years ago . providing a severe penalty
for; highway robbery c6mmltted with
theid of deadly weapons. .
Mark Celebration of .
i Carry Skeletons Through the
Streets Representing Fu
neral of a Year Ago.
Lisbon, Feb. 2C, via Frontier. Car-
nival celebrations held in Lisbon this
and ",cpivpd them wit volleys of
"uummueu me uuierb.
IIKIIHKN all IIIHKY UN
M0LINE MAN'S BODY
Coroner is Investigating Sudden Death
ief August-Heyda Physician Sign
j " No Papers. - "
August Heyda, 424 Sixth street. Mo
line, died suddenly last evening, and
as the physician who saw Heyda early
in the evening refused to sign a death
certificate, Coroner Rose has orderel
a post mortem examination, and will
; hold an inquest over the remains.
Yesterday in Congress
Washington, Feb. 27. Following is a
summary, compiled from the official
proceedings, of the work of both
houses of congress yesterday:
SENATE The passage of the agricul
tural appropriation bill by the senate
last niht followed an extended debate
on the forestry service, which occupied
the entire session. As passed the meas
ure appropriates $13,075,716. which in
an increase of $1!1.S0 over the bill as
pas.-,ed by the house. . Senator Frye
pave notice that he would call un the
river and hartior appropriation bill to
day at 11 o'clock. At 7:30 o'clock the
HOOK After having draE-j?vl alonff"
for a week the sundry civil appropria-.
non iiin. carrying in the aggregate
S1S7.0O0.O00, was passed by the house
last nisht with numerous material
amendments. Amendments which would
have forced the attorney greneral to
prosecute the t'nited States Steel cor
poration for absorbing the Tennessee
"oaf - Iron company upon the ground,
hat the merger was In violation of the
anti-trust law were voted down. -A.
rule brouprht in by Mr. Datzell of Penn
sylvania makintr it in order for a ma
jority instead of two-thirds to pass a
bill under suspension of the rules
aroused the democrats to severe criti
cise of the appropriation committee in
not afrordinsr more time to study sup
oly bills. This led to an incipient fili
buster, requiring several roll calls be
fore the way was clear for oUier busi
ness. The phip subsidy bill was re
ported, the conference reports on the
peial code was .presented. the confer
ence reports cn the District of Colum
bia and Indian appropriation bills were
ncrreed to, anil the naval appropriation
bill grain was returned to conference.
The conference . report on the diplo
matic nnd consular appropriation bill
was agreed to. and, following, the pas
sage of more than 300 private pension
bills, the house at 10:33 p. m. took a
recess until 11 n. m. today.
Chicago, Feb. 27. -The- wheat mar.
ket continued its record-breaking as
cent today. May k selling at $1.19 an
July at $l.ho shortly after "the open- -
ing of the board of trade. .The pit was
in a ferment of excitement," The de; '
mand seemed unlimited. ' Enormous re-. .
alizing salfs followed, the advance. May -dropping
a cent from the 'top, - ; The5 :.
leading holder Is. credited with a. line. -
of wheattwice as large as is. in the
local warehouses, ..He is. admitted to- '
be in complete control . ot the .'sitna- ;
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