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FIFTY-EIGHTH YEAR." NO. 119.
THE ARGUS, SATIRDAYt MARCH C, 1900. -TWELVE PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENT&T
SIX MEMBERS OF CABINET '
ARE FORMALLY SHORN IN
A MARCH; DAY
ARREST AS A PERJURER
I . .. , . .,.- .- - .- - - -
Two , Unable to Reach
Washington in Jime
for the Ceremony.
CONGRESS IS CALLED
Purpose of Special Session Be
ginning March 15 Not
Washington, March C. Six merabera
of Taft's cabinet took the oath of
office this morning. They were Knox,
Hitchcock, Meyer, Ballinger, Wilson
The oath of office was administered
by Chief Justice Fuller in the cabinet
room at the White house. Messrs.
Dickinson and MacVeagh will not
reach the city for some days.
Several Hundred Break In.
As soon as the ceremony was com
pleted the president gave himself up
to the reception of several hundred
persons who gained admittance to his
office by reason of being accompanied
by senators and representatives.
Calls Spcc-lul Seimion.'
Washington; March 6. A special
Bession of congress was today called
for March 15. In the call for a spe
cial session the president does not
mention the object for which it is
called. No nominations were made by
the president today.
Adjourn Till Mnrrhl.'.
Washington, March . The senate
today adjourned until March 15. The
credentials of Senator Stephenson of
Wisconsin failed to arrive in time' to,
permit him being sworn iu.
L.eb la C'onurinrd. - - !
The senate confirmed the nomina
tion? of William Loeb, Jr., as collector (
of the port of New, York, and Beekman
Wlnthrop, assistant secretary of the
' Crowd IleturninK Home.
Washington, March 6. Every out
going train today carried inaugural
visitors on their way home. Chairtnin
' Weller of the committee on public
comfort, estimates the number of visi
tors at Ht least 200,000.
dent Taft's earliest diplomatic nomina
tions will be that of Oscar Strain of
New York to be ambassador to Japan.
Mr. Straus was secretary of commerce
and labor in the cabinet of Prosidnt
Roosevelt and minister to Turkey in
the second administratTon of President
Cleveland. Another p:ece of dir-Iuci.-tic
news that floated up Pennsylvania
avenue last night was that Tru'nan
Newberry, who succeeded Mr. Metc-;!f
of California as secretary of the navy
in President Roosevelt's cabinet, has
received tiie oiler of P'l ambassador
ship to a European couo. but has de
clined. ' -
EXPECT TO AGREE
UPON A WAGE SCALE
Anthracite Miners and. Operators Will
Probably Settle and Avoid An
Philadelphia, March 6. Confirma-I
lion ws had today at the oJBils of
the Reading railroad oflhe""statement
of President Lewj-tf the Miners' un
ion, that thertT would be a conference
here Thursday between representa
tives of the" union anC the anthracite
nfine owners, at which it is expected
a wage agreement will be reached.
The business situation is already Im
proved throughout the region over the
prospects of a peaceful settlement of
matters iu dispute between the oper
ators and miners.
ILLIN01SANS GO TO SEE TAFT
Governor Denecn, Members of Staff,
and State Officers Honored.
Washington, March C. Governor and
Mrs. Charles S. Deneen, the governor's
staff, and the state officers who ac
companied them to Washington, 3C in
all. called on President Taft at the
White house at 11:30 yesterday and
"A. luncheon was given in honor of
the governor. ad Mrs. Deneen by Con
gressman W. W. Wilson at the Dewey
Intel. Congressman Townsend of Mich
igan, Congressman Graff of Illinois,
and Charles Vail of Chicago were
among the guests. .
The final social event for the Illinois
CANNON HAS WORK
Speaker of House Busy Figuring on
Timber for the Committee
HOPES TO AVOID CHANGES
mont are regarded as possibilities,
l-eft to Clark.
The selection of a new democratic
member probably will be left to Minor
ity Leader Clark.
NOT A CIGARET IS
FOUND IN TOPEKA
Observance of New Kansas
Law Reported Dealers Pack Up
Topeka, March 6. The Kansas antl
cigaret law went into effect last night.
Today not a cigaret nor cigaret paper
could be found in Topeka. Stocks are
being repacked by local dealers for
shipment back to the factory.
Two Placen to Fill if the Insurgents
Do Not Take the Power Out of
' His Hands.
Washington, March G.-Speaker Can
non' Is puzziing his head in the Interim
paTty was a dinner giveu at night by between the sessions of congress over
former Senator Hopkins. Senator and . the personnel of the next committee
Mrs. Cullom and Speaker Cannon were
on rules. The appointment of this
THE CONTESTJS DISMISSED
L. Y. Sherman Wins Fight for Nomin
ation for Mayor of Springfield. .
Springfield, III., March 6 f-L. -Y. Sher
man, former lieutenant governor; who
was recently nominated republican
candidate for mayor of Springfield by
a plurality of votes over Mayor Roy
R, Recce, won a stay yesterday in the
county court, when Judge O. W. Mur
ray dismissed the coutesjj petition of
Mayor Keece on tne gFoimu tnat u
was insufficient, inasmuch as it failed
to specify .in what precincts there
were alleged irregularities.
BLOW TO STANDS
Peanut and Lunch Venders Have
. Many Obstacles Put in Way
4 in New Bill.
STATE LICENSE PROPOSED
Result of Movement Started By Mer
chants' Associations Peddles s on
Foot Are Spared..
exempted, and only the dealer whoso
business is big enough to warrant his
renting a room ia aimed at. The
growth of this class, advocates of the
bill assert, has become so large "as to
be inimical to the prosperity of local
'-. Elections Could Go On.
Some of the foremost students of
legislational law in the house declare
that even if the date of the judicial
primaries Is passed before a judicial
reapportionment bill is enacted the
elections in the new districts could be
carried on without interruption. They
take the position that with a new dis
tricting the county committees of the
several political parties in the diirer
ent counties could compose what
would be equivalent to a judicial con
vention and place th& judges in nomi
nation in time for the judicial elec
tion in June.
Any measure to secure passage in
the house and. similar treatment In
the senate must be in the nature of
a compromise on the divisions of the
numerous reapportionment bills al
ready introduced. In spite of the fact
that a draft of a bill has been approv
ed by the members of the house judi
cial apportionment committee it is
understood that anotner bill is being
drafted for presentation to the legis
lature next week.
Story of Binning, Myster
ious Individual, Im
peached by State.
ASE M : N IS RESTED
Attempt Made to Show That
' Governor Patterson Also
GREAT INTEREST SHOWN
IN BIG RIFLE CONTEST
United States. England and Australia
Will Participate With Miniature
Washington, D. C, March 6. Great
interest is being attracted throughout
the country by the three cornered
match between England, Australia fciid
America for the indoor championship
Nashville, Tenn., March 6. In the
Cooper-Sharp murder trial today, the
state introduced moreswitnesses with
a view of impeaching the testimony of ,
Witness Binning, who was arrested for.
perjury last night. Binning has testi
fied he saw Carmack in the business
office of the Tennesseean on the after
noon of the killing. Today C H. Far
rell, an employe of that paper,, swore
Carmack was not In the office that af
ternoon. The state rested at 11:30 this morn
ing. State Haa Ita Day.
Nashville, Tenn., March 6. Yester
day was the state's day in the Coopc
trial. Not only did it tear to piece.-,
what was left of the testimony of S.
J. Binning, the defenses' mysterious
red-bearded man who claimed to have
seen the shooting, but it challenged
the right of the Coopers to b3 on
Seventh avenue at all the day of ue
killing. It did this by impeaching the
testimony of Governor Patter-'ci snd
others -who claimed the Coopeia were
invited to the mansion and that wMle
of the world with miniature rifles.
This match was the result of an in-'n their way there they met Carmack
vitation from the Society of M-nia- ;a,lu a sireei uuei louowea.
iirt TfiHo rlnha nT C.ppat rti-itnin tr. I The
the National Rifle association
bombardment of 'the case of
0;the defense began when the witnesv-s
and a similar association in
LINCOLN SLAYER HANGED
Meets Fate as "Innocent Victim" Af
ter Nebraska Court Fails Him.
Lincoln, Neb., March 6. R. Mead
Shumway was hanged yesterday af
ternoon at 2:32, the supreme court
having refused to' entertain a motion
for a further stay or sentence-and
Governor Shallenberger refusing to
step in when the court, after having
reviewed all the matter relating to t!i?
case, had declined to further post
ponement of the execution.
"I am an innocent victim. May God
forgive every one who has said any
thing against me." ;'.' -
Theso were the words he uttared
after he mounted the scaffold.
GRADUATED INHERITANCE TAX
New York Bill Proposes "increased
Rate of 25 Per Cent for Estate.
s Albany, N. Y.. March C Assembly
man Oliver of New York yesterliy in
troduced a bill providing for a grad
uated inheritance tax to rangV from t
to 25 per cent on all prooiivy ,nhs!
ited by will of more than $3,000, . al
though such inheritance is noWiable
to the tax when it is of v. va'.ue be
tween $5,CO0 and $10,0CH) and i- trans
ferred to one of the immediat? family
of the deceased. -
Otherwise such inheritances of siore
than $5,000 and less than $23,000 is
subject to a tax of 1 per cent of its
value. The rate then increases as the
amount of the inheritance increases
until it is 25 per cent for an inheri
tance of 520,000.000 or over.
Bryan to Fight Tuberculosis.
New York; March 6. William
1 r - - a i ii a. f i nl
committee will be one of the first du-V?rB nnouca xouay u, n wu.
join in me ngni sainsi tne spreau or
STRAUS AS ENVOY TO JAPAN
Nominations of . Former Cabinet Mem
ber Promised at Early Date. .
Washington, D. C, March 6. It was
learned last night that oiks of Pret
ties the speaker cf the incoming con
gress will have to perform unless the
"insurgents" muster enough strength
to form an alliance with the democrats!
to amend the rules so as to provide!
for the election of the committee on
committees, and Cannon does not be
Two Ynrnnclr to Fill.
There are two vacancies on this
powerful committee. Vice President
Sherman has just left it and so has
Senator-elect Williams of Mississippi.
Many members believe the choice of
a successor to Sherman lies between
Tawney of Minnesota and Mann of Il
linois, although Denby and Townsend
of Michigan, Smith of Iowa, Currier of
New Hampshire, and, Foster of Ver-
SUES' HASKELL FOR $10,000
MacRaynolds Ask Damages from
Guthrie, Okla., March 6. Scott Mae-
Raynolds of Brooklyn, N. Y., has filed
suit for ?IO,00O damages against Gov
ernor Charles N Haskell, Orville' T.
Smith, law secretary to the governor;
John Mahoney, sheriff of Logan county
and Robert L. Lunsford of Cleveland,
The suit Is brought in connection
with the seizure of certain papers from
MacRaynolds by the representatives
of Governor Haskell, having to do with
the governor's recent $000,000, suit
against William R. Hearst, the pub
Mr.- MacReynolds was Mr. Hearst';
representative, and the court recently
held that the seizure was illegal.
ROOSEVELT WILL NEVER RETURN ALIVE
FROM AFRICA, SAYS PROFESSOR STARR
Chicago, 111., March, 6. "Theodore
Roosevelt will never come back from
Africa' alive." ,
Professor Frederick W. Starr of the
University ' of Chicago made this un
equivocal declaration to one of hid
classes in anthropology yesterday. No
"ifs" and "ors" accompanied the state
"It will 'not be the wild animals that
will cause . the death of the former
president," said Professor Starr. "He
is, in no danger, from that source. Hj
knows how to take care of himself '
t "But the. climate and the lever that
lurks in the African jungles make the
return of Mr. Roosevelt, to my mind
almost an impossibility. Mr. Roose
velt Is too old a man to face the ter
rible climatic conditions ,of the dark
"I have been in Africa myself lately,
and I know .what I am talking about
when I speak of the climate and the
dangers from this source to which Mr,
Roosevelt will be subjected. " ,
"When he Bets sail for Africa late
this month, according to his present!
program, and if he carries out his
hunting trip as planned, he will hav
seen America for the last time."-
Wednesday in Congress
Washington, March 6. Following is a
summary, compiled from the official
proceedings, of the work of both
houses of congress yesterday:
SENATE In Its first regular stttlns
of the session the senate received and
contirmed the nominations of President
Taft lor the 'various cabinet positions
and also that of Huntington Wilson as
assistant secretary of state. In addi
tion. Senators Chamberlin of Oregon
and Smith of Maryland were sworn in.
The session, both executive and legisla
tive, consumed two and one-half hours
of time, an adjournment being reached
at 2:80 p. m. -
HOISE The 'house was not in ses
Springfield. 111.; .March , 6.---Tempcr-
ary dealers in hreworus and auction
eers are affected by a bill inlroduced
in the senate yesterday by Senator
Bailey to regulate itinerant merchants.
A state license fee of $100 for all
Fuch venders, a bond of $2,000 ap
proved by the secretary of state, and
an additional license in each munici
pality visited are the thorns strewn
in the way of the itinerant merchant
under the bill. The local license fee
is made equal consists in a percent
age on one-fifth the value of the ven
der's stock equal to the rate per cent
of the last preceding rax levy for all
purposes except state and county pur
poses, in the municipality in which the
vender proposes to do business.
Merchants' AKoelal Ion Active.
The bill, which was introduced at
the request of a number of associa
tions .of merchants in the state, has
to do only with venders who dp bus!
ness under a roof. The man who ped
dles wares on foot or from vehicles is
Australia. The competition will be
held during the week hfcinnlnc Amil
t9 anrt-aehconest1ng wmntry witiisctm thc
swore that Binning the night of the
tragedy said to them: "If I had besn
five of 10 minutes earlier I would have
be represented by 50 of ita best ma. ks
men. The work of selecting the Amcr
ican team is now in progress and
during the week of March 22 the try
outs will take place on the locai
ranges. Most maoor snooting in tn-.s
country is at 5') feet, and as the inter
national match is to be at 75 feet con-
iderable. practice is going on among
marksmen who hope to make the
NEW CONGRESS NOT MUCH IMPROVEMENT OVER THE QLD
LOSSES; FORCE ASSIGNMENT
Christie Grain & Commission Company
of Kansas City Closes.
Kansas .City, Mo., March 6. The
Christie Grain & Commission company
of ' Kansas City. Kan., went ir.co the
hands of a receiver last Eight. The
manager, Bruce Dietrich, says the con
cern lost $150,000 in corn and prov
isions in th.e last two weeks and tnit
there was no hope of its resuming
business. The company has t'OO corre-
pondents in Missouri, i-jwd, Illiaois
The Christie company original'? had
offices in Kansas City, Mo., but as
forced to Kansas as a resulc of the
Missouri law prohibiting bucket shops.
(Special Correspondence of The Argus.)
Washington, March 4. Will the re
publican party be able to hold its ma
jority in the next congress?
More than a few experts on national
politics are answering this question In
the negative. - Some' that held differ
ent views a few months -ago now con
cede there is good ground for the
growing belief among the democrats
that they will dominate the congress
to follow the one which goes Into ex
istence March 15. After that date the
house of representatives will contain
219 republicans and : 172 democrats,
which gives the republicans a major?
ity of 47. This,' however, is a demo
cratic gain of 10.
. Uunteful in Kxtrece. -i
Because of the unduplicated waste
fulness and extravagance of the 60th
congressjt coupled with its utter dis
regard of party promises and its ab
ject indifference even to the consider
ation of legislation that ;was recom
mended either by President Roosevelt
or the people, many believe the repub
lican; majority Jn the house of repre
sentatives will soon be a thing of the
past. Thl3 belief is strengthened by
the probability .that the 61st congress
will make no better record than the
one that baB just passed on. CThe same
leaders Speaker Cannon,, Dalzell, Aid
rich and Hale will remain in charge
of the national law-making machine.
' V will Spead .Horet
" It - is certain the ' congress - which
comes in with Mr. 'Taft will go the
60th'congress one better in the spend
ing of -public money. The. first ses-
ision of the COth congress spent $1,008,'-
804.S94.57, and the second session over-,
spent that figure by about $30,000,000,
in spite of a deficit for the present
fiscal year of .'more thanN$120,00O,000.
The men in charge of the national-fi
nances say the deficit for the coming
fiscal year is certain to be in excess
of $150,000,000, Undaunted, however,
it is planned - that the "congress which
comes : into existence March 15 shall
make appropriations exceeding by
$100,000,000' those of the extravagant
COth congress." "
The money-spending campaign for
the Cist congress has been worked out
already in more or less detail. Here
are; a few items that will give a gen
eral-idea of how it will be a physical
possibility for the lncor iig congress
to spend -$100,000,000 5 uiore than the
last one: ; ; .
Will Be a River Bill. -
There wae no "general rivers and
harhpra bill-in the 60th congress, al
though there was a special bill carry
ing less' than $10,000,000. - Next con
gress' rivers, and harbors bill will car
ry not less than $30,000,000 or $40,000.-
' The navy: Bill at the last session car
ried about $137,000,000, Senator Hale
eays next year It will run up to about
$150,000,000. 'After that it will go still
higher. -Senator Bacon predicts it will
go to $200,000,000. " .
At the session just closed there was
no public buildings bill. At the next
session this bill will be necessary, ahd
will carry $20,000,000 at the lowest es
timate. It will easily carry7 from '$5,:
000,000 to $10,000,000 more. I".
Ctamn to Pr For,
Then money must be appropriated
for the taking of the census. Th Pan-
Warrant Served on Bloats.
Soon after court adjourned the state
attorneys went into conference. At
8 p. m. they emerged and Attorney .
General MeCarn held a warrant for
the arrest of S. J. Binning on the
charge of perjury. The specific alls-,
gation is tht when he testified he
saw Carmack twirling the cylinder of .
a revolved, he swore to a lie. The
warrant was served at once.
TEN PER CENT CUT IN WAGES
BLYTHE IS DEAD
Iowa Republican Standpatter Leader
Expires Suddenly on Hunting
WAS ON FARM NEAR WAPELLO
Attorney for the Burlington Road -and
Had Held a Number of Other
Des Moines, March 6. A telephone
message from Wapello states J. W.
Blythe of Burlington dropped dead
this morning while stopping in a coun
try place.' He was out hunting. Blythe
Eastern Pig Iron Association to
duce Nearly 75,000 Men.
New - York, March 6. It was learned . waa one 0f tne most prominent men in
yesterday that the Eastern Pig Iron tne state and one of leading at tor
association, which; is made up of the neys for. the Burlington railroad. His
leading iron producers of the east, nas J death was due to heart disease.
practically agreed to reduce the wages
of its workmen 10 per cent, and that
ama canal will have to be given a fur
ther huge financial lift. The army will
need an increase in proportion to that
of the navy. "Going up" will be the
watchword of the 61st congress, par
ticularly at the first session. It must
be borne in mind that at the first ses
sion of every congress the hunger , for
pork "is especially strong, and the
leaders have strong demands for ap
propriations for" a variety of purposes
It was pointed out by Representative
Henry D. Ralney of Illinois that - the
$120,000,000 annual deficits , of the
Roosevelt administration are in mark
ed contrast to the hdge annual sur
plus of the Grover Cleveland adminis
"The reckless extravagance of the
republican administration that' has
passed out, and the plana for increas
ed extravagance by. the administration
coming-in" sajd Ralney, "certainly
spells disaster for . the republican par
ty. ; All the democrats have to do is to
sit steady in the boat.- The leaders in
charge , of the ; majority side of the
house are simply drunk- with ;power
They need only a little more rope and
the job will be complete." V ;
Wmm Do Biol h Ins Serahnb
, Aside, from appropriations made for
the running of the government, Ralney
pointjed out that the 60th congress was
a "do nothing" session ; throughout.7, mony. It is how believed that mem- construction of a new dock at Brrken-
j Big subjects were avoided altogether 'bers of the gang murdered Loerche be- head. . Three men rescued from the
or consiaerea oniy in one Dranch .of-lore the trial to prevent his testifying, wreckage were badly injured
congress, a case in point is a norded
i '. Sketch of Career.
Til vtho waa horn In P.rnnhnrv V :T '
notices will be posted to this effect Jn lg50 and was a graduatc of Prince:
March 15. !. .,.:. .
Similar reductions, it is said, will belthft bar In 1S7(5 Pop thfi laat np
made later on the part of all blast fur-i8even yearg he had been genera,
r5"!nrtry T '"! the Burlington railroad, and
000 and 75,000 men will be affected. 0iu i. , k,.
"stand-patters." He waa executor of
the estate' of C. E. .Perkins, former
president of the Burlington system,
and-a son-in-law of the late United
States Senator Gear. -" ; 4 . ' . '
ROBBERY WITNESS SLAIN
OUumwa ; Police Think Victim Was
Killed to Prevent His Testifying.
)ttumwa, Iowa, March 6. The body
of Fred Loerche, with the .throat cut.
more than a dozen knife stabs in the
body and a gash in the head, inflicted
presumably with an ax, was found in
the Des Moines river yesterday. Loer
che was held up and robbed a" few
months ago by five men. Two of these
men, Frank Ash and Fred Young, were
sentenced to 15 years in the peniten
tiary for tne crime. Loerche was miss
ing when' the cases" were tried, but th j
MANY WORKERS ARE
DROWNED III DOCK
Flooding of " Cofferdam Used -in Con-,
struction at Birkenhead Costs,
Were drowned this morning yln the
6. Sixteen men
'men were convicted without his testi- flooding of the cofferdam used in the-'
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fby the bill to admit Arizona and New f Life Term for. Slayet: of Mother. ; : Pulitzer Returns to New York.
Mexico into the union as states which ' Sn, Mica., March. 6. Elton J New York, March 6. The steam
passed the house by 'unanimous vote, 1 Baldwin wno 'murdered his' mother, yacht Liberty on which Joseph Palit
but; was effectually., stranged In' the- MarY Baldwin, at. their .farm near Sag- sen publisher of . the New YorJt WorId.
aiucK, was toaay sentenced to life lm- has been cruising in southern waters.
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"arrived in New York; toda7.