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FIFTY-EIGHTH YEAR. NO. 135.
THE ARGUS, THURSDAY, MARCH 25, 1909.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
TO HOLD THE SENATORIAL
DEADLOCK OVER SESSION
STATE AT LOSS AS TO HOW
TO PROSECUTE KIDNAPERS
"Who said your Uncle Joe's power was curbed?"
Plan Now Afoot to Force
Another Advisory Vote
. at Primaries.
AIDED BY GOVERNOR
Hopkins Men Declare Denen's
Refusal Was to Avoid
to elect him senator became public
property. Of these 4C, 34 have been
voting for Hopkins on all ballots. The
governor's hold on the other 12 is
not permanent. Some of them who!
went into the presence agreed to stand I
with the governor in maintaining the
deadlock for only 24 hours. .
Campbell In the Mat.
The 4C who were hauled into the
executive presence yesterday morning
and told that they would disgrace the
governor by electing him senator are:
Black, Abbey, Adkins, ApMadoc, Bar
dill, Brady, Brownback, Burgett, Butts,
Campbell, Church, Cliffe, Durfee, Flagg,
Fulton, Grace, Gray, Hagan, Hamilton,
Iloladay, Hollenback, Hull, Jewell,
Keck, Kirkpatrick, Kowalski, Law
rence. Lewis, Liggett, Lyon, Kerrick,
Mills, Montelius, Perkins, Pervier,
Pierson, Price, Rigney, F. W. Shep
herd, Stevenson, Ton, Wilson, G. H.
Wilson,, Wright, Carter, Hutzler.
Twelve Ballot Taken.
Springfield, 111., March 23. Twelve
unsuccessful ballots were taken for
United States senator yesterday the
49th, 50th. 51st, 52nd, 53rd, 54th, 55th,
5Cth, 57th, 58th, 59th and GOth. Hop
kins received 75 votes on 49th and 74
on the COth.
Proceeding la the House.
The bill appropriating S7.C73 for
bringing the gunboat Nashville and
the emergency appropriation of $75,500
for the Elgin and Kankakee insane
asylums were reported for passage
Other bills reported for passage were:
House bill 279, authorizing the defend
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APPEAL TO TAFT
MUSCATINE MAN LOSES CASH IN CAR
HOLDUP ON RIO GRAND AT DENVER
Springfield, 111., March 25. Through
the morning there was much discus
sion among the members of the legis
lature of the events of the prolonged
balloting yesterday. It was freely
6tated the refusal of Deneen to accept
the senatorship if it was given to him
had encouraged the Hopkins men, and
that plans are being made by the Hop
kins forces to prolong the deadlocK
through the session on the argument
that if it could "disgrace" the gover
nor to become a candidate it would
equally "disgrace" the other promi
nent politicians to enter the race.
Rack to the reople.
Should the deadlock continue over
the session there would be an oppor
tunity to submit the senatorship to
the people for another advisory vote
next spring in the primaries.
Ilenult of Ballot.
The Cist ballot for senator resulted
John T. Murray, 49.
Balloting will be resumed nextTues
day. , ,
IJeneeo Dodges Honor.
Springfield, 111., March 25. Gover
nor Charles S. Deneen refused a seal
In the United States senate yesterday
and then came out into the open and
took a hand in the deadlock business'
i!matif Ypstprtlav he could have had i
ii r.r th rnnhlican votes in the Een-'.Ias- n'Sht was adopted by the miners'
rl nssemblv but 15. Instead he , convention and referred to the exeeu-
clamued a padlock on this deadlock ! tive boards io Put into, effect at their
-11 m friends i,p. discretion. The convention also vot
.lieve that he intends to throw the key!ed to remain at work after April 1.
i,.tn th rervnir i allowing the district executive boards
The deadlock is one of the handiest ot tne hard coa nel(s of Pennsylva- Cannon is still czar of the house. He
bludgeons he ever had in his fine col- nia to continue their efforts to get an demonstrated yesterday that his con
f mnnia io la thnrninrhl v .agreement satisfactory to the men. trol Is as great as ever. It has been
: 1 . If .WOllffii
Miners May Ask for Board of
Arbitration If Their Own
POWER GIVEN TO BOARD
Denver, March 25. Two highway
men held up the occupants of a Pull
man car in the Denver & Rio Grande
yards at West Denver early today, se
cured about $400 and escaped
Six Passengera In Car.
There were six passengers in the
car five men and one woman. The
latter was not molested. The car
was part of a train which arrived sev
eral hours late. The passengers were
not awakened, but the car was backed
down- into the yard at West Denver,
to wait until morning. About five min
scranton, Pa., March 5. A rcsom- ute8 after the engine had been de
tion to ask. President Taft to appoint I tached the colored porter was drag-
a commission to arbitrate differences
Completion of Agreement With Oper
ators Authorized, Men Instructed
to Work Meantime.
ged out of his berth by two masked
men, who, at the point of revolvers,
marched him to the end of the car,
and threatening to kill him if he made
The smaller of the two men then
stood guard over the porter while
the other man woke the other occu
pants of the car, lined them up with
the conductor and porter, and search
ed their clothes. William N. Wallace
of Muscatine, Iowa.was,, relieved of
$142, and other passengers of smaller
amounts. The robbers made a system
atic search of the car, but took noth
ing but money.
SEES MUCH GOOD
Representative Crump acker
Pictures Era of Prosperity
Under New Tariff.
CANNON STILL SUPREME IN HOUSE;
RULES NOT FOR SPECIAL SESSION
Washington, March 25. Speaker
convinced if he can't force his "'holy
alliance" and "band of hope" members
to vote for former Senator Hopkins
he at least can keep them bound to
gether and thus hold the balance of
power in the deadlock.
So long, also, as the deadlock is on,
the governor's friends understand that
the governor believes he will stand a
much better show of getting the leg
islation he wants.
lleneea'a Club Aid Hopkins.
As the situation stands, it is a leg
islative deadlock rather than a sena
torial deadlock, for, although Mr. Hop
kins maintained his vote of 75 on 12
tortuous joint ballots yesterday, he
held them because Governor Deneen
clubbed them into submission and
forced them to desist in the plan to
elect him senator.
Temporarily It is now a deadlock be
tween Governor Deneen on the one
hand, who wants the deadlock to con
tinue, and the anti-Hopkins and some'
of the Hopkins men on the other hand,
who would like to see it smashed.
For the purpose of the legislative
deadlock as distinguished from the
purely senatorial deadlock, Governor
Deneen thinks he can rely on about
46 members of the original "band of
hope" of the house . For the purpose
of naming a senator, he cannot depend
upon all of the 4G, but for the legisla
tive tie-up he may, for a time at least.
Send for 4(1.
These 46 were sent for by the gov
ernor early yesterday, after the plan
BACK TO FIGHT
FOR OLD POWER
The miners were instructed to con-1 argued by his supporters that' during
tinue at work until such time as they the closing days of the last session
are otherwise notified by the official he yielded some of his power. It did
representatives of the three anthra- not appear so yesterday. Under the
cite districts, and the executive boards new order of affairs, it was calendar
were instructed to negotiate an agree-1 Wednesday, an institution to render
ment upon such basis as the boards members independent of the speaker,
In their judgment believe the condi-ja day upon which they may, under
tions warrant. the amended rules, call up bills from
Connlder Other Intereata. the calendar.
The report of the policy committee, It is true that there were no bills
which was adopted by the convention, 1 uPon the calendar, but as one of the
says after careful consideration of the compromises effected with the demo-
industrial conditions of the country cratic insurgents, under which the old
there are other important phases as house rules were retained, it was nee
well as the interests of the mine work- essary for two-thirds of the house to
ers. agree to set aside the day for other
The report contains the following: purposes.
"We hereby reaffirm the demands When the point was made by Rep-
formulated and agreed to at the spe-l resentative Gardner of Massachusetts,
cial convention of districts 1, 7 and 9,
United Mine Workers of America, held
in Scranton Oct. 12, 1908. We hereby
confer upon the members of the exec
utive board of districts 1, 7 and 9 of
the United Mine Workers of America
fun authority to meet the operators of Attitude of Austria Believed to
me aiunmciie coai region ana to ne-
who led the republican insurgents,
there was a scramble to find Mr.
Hinds, the speaker's parliamentary
clerk. After a conference with him,
the speaker held that the amended
rules are not in effect when congress
is assembled in extra session, and that
therefore the calendar day provision
is without effect.
Thus brushing aside the leader of
the republicans who are fighting the
rules, the speaker directed that the
house proceed with debate upon the
No rule to limit amendments to the
tariff bill has been brought In, because
of the uncertainty of the intentions of
Representative Murdock of Kansas
and the other insurgents. It is un
derstood that the rules committee is
merely awaiting a favorable opportun
ity to bring in a rule whidh will limit
the changes in the Payne bill to com
NEW CRISIS IS ON
Indicate War in Balkans
: Is Near.
FEW DAYS WILL DECIDE
Reservists lie in g Called Out and Peo
ple Have Given Up Hope of
Preservation of Peace. .
gotiate an agreement upon such basis
and for such a period of time as they
believe industrial and other conditions
surrounding the anthracite mine Work
ers may warrant.
Anthorlsed to Keep at Work.
"We hereby instruct the United
Mine Workers, and so far as our au
thority goes, the mine workers of the
anthracite coal region , to continue at
work on and after the first of April,
1909, under the terms of the agree
ment of 1906, and until such time as Paris, March 25. It is held, in offl-
they are otnerw se notified by the offi- cial clrcle8 the Balkan. situation, on
r hi i Mil rx-n riivp nr ntotriAta 1 n i
and 9 of the United Mine Worker' of account of the Irreconcilable attitude
America." I of Austria-Hungary, has now reached
- The report Is signed, by the 13 mem-1 its most acute stage, and that a Jew
bers of the committee. ' ., Idava win riecida Wween neace and
People See War Cloud Near.
Chicago, March 25. The Daily News
today prints the following special ca
Kin frnm Rtirfanest Hnnenrv;
Reservists are being called up at a
BUSINESS MEN GO
TO FIGHT THE BILL
Davenport anil Other Cities Repre
sented in Delegation at Des
ROOSEVELT APPETITE GONE
Ship Rolls and Son Kermit and Other
.Members of Party Are Sick.
Paris, March 25. Former President j On Board the Steamship Hamburg.
Castro and party left this city this .Wednesday, March 24.-r-(VIa Wire-
morning for Bordeaux. At the rail- less.) The ship is rolling this after- few hours notice, causing a feeling of
road station Castro confided to a small. noon l Roosevelt did not partake of consternatlon and general sadness to
group of Venezuelan adherents nis in- lunch today, but spent the afternoon - .
tention of reestablishing his power in in the stateroom- reading. Kermit prevail everywhere. Hope for peace
Venezuela", by revolution should .this Roosevelt, J. Alden Lor in g and anoth- as far as the -public is concerned has
te necessary. ,er member of the party are seasick. ' Ibeen abandoned
RAISES FREE MATERIAL
Champ Clark Voices the Views of the
Minority in Most Entertaining
Woman Implicated in the
Whitla Case May Get
he has knocked higher than a kite
the Idiotic theory of Dr. Osier."
. Seorea Mk-talfcnn Man.
To Mr. Fordney of Michigan Mr.
Clark extended his assurances of his
profoundest consideration as a fight-1
er . He wouia put a game cock ioi
blush in that regard." If, he said, Mr.
Fordney were given carte blanche to
write a tariff bill "it would be short,
If Tint DWMit nnrl wnnlrl c in thpsal
words: 'If .an article can be produced NQT IN STATE AT TIF.1F
I . . ! 1, . " " " " "
in una ijuuujr uuy piuccaa ji ui
any cost whatsoever, nothing like it
shall be imported.' "
The Payne bill, Mr. Clark asserted,
contained divers things which should
have been omitted, and omitted divers
things which it should have contain
ed.. "As confessedly its chief purpose
is to Increase the revenues," he said,
'it would appear to have been the part
of wisdom to have made both the in
creases and the decreases in rates to
that end and that end alone."
Cat to Revenue BanlM.
There was, he declared,, no question
of free trade involved in the revision.
In the present posture of affairs? he
argued, every approximately prohibi
tive rate ought to bevcut to a revenue
basis. There were many of them in
the Dingley bill, a large portion of
which, he said, were retained in the
Payne bill. The rate on steel rails
had been cut in two, being reduced
from $7.84 to $3.92 a ton, but he pre
dicted that the PaTie rate would
prove just as prohibitive as the higher
Ohio Grand Jury Brings in In
TO SERVIAN THRONE
Crown Prince George Steps Out as
Result of Charge That He Killed
Washington, March 25. The .'tariff.
bill was called up by Chairman Payne
immediately after the house convened
today. The debate was opened by Un
derwood of Alabama, who spoke at
length in opposition to the bill.
C'rnmpat'ker on Payne Bill.
Washington, March 25. Declaring
that the chief commendatory feature
of the Payne tariff bill is the placing
of certain crude, raw materials used
in .manufacture on the free list, Rep
resentative Crumpacker of Indiana,
me most pronounced downward revis
ionist among the republican members
of the ways and means committee, in
a speech in the house today, discussed
Belgrade, March 25. George, crown
prince of Servia, has renounced his
right to succession to the Servian
throne. The action is the .result of
a bitter press campaign in which the
crown prince is accused of the death
rot-oneiGf Trts" servants, a man" named
Sharon, Pa., March 25. The Whitla '
family today refused to be inter
viewed concerning the kidnaping case
of Willie Whitla. They are tired of
the great publicity given them since
last Thursday and want no more of it.
The legal principals of the case are
occupying the attention of the detect
ives and attorneys today.
Woman May Be Exempt.
One claim is made that the woman
cannot be brought back to Pennsyl
vania to answer the charge of kidnap
ing, as it is said she was not in the
state when the commission of the
Abduction Charge for Mas.
The man will be brought to Mercer
county to be tried for abduction. The
woman it was said, can be tried for
conspiracy and used as a witness
against the man. It is admitted the
legal end of the case is complicated
but what can or cannot be done will
not be known until several points of
law are looked up. s
Pair Are Indleted.
Cleveland, March. 25. The county
grand jury has just reported an indict
ment against James Boyle and Helen
Boyle, alias Helen Faulkner, charging
them with blackmail. The charge is
based on the payment of $10,000 ran
som by J. P. Whitla for the recovery ot
his son, Willie.
IoetlHe Priaonera. ' ,
Thomas F. Boyle of Sharon, Pa- to
day identified the prisoners as his
The servant, Kalakovits, was remov-' brother and sister-in-law h
ed .to a hospital last week, suffering knew but little of the latter except
it win ouuua jijici uai jujuiica, auu
died after the operation. According
to the report of the doctors who per
formed an autopsy, the man suffered
from hernia, and deaLh was due to a
serious Injury consequent-upou falling
down stairs. The press and public,
however, refused to accept this ex
planation and openly voiced their sus
picions the crown prince was respon
sible for the death of the servant.
The scandal grew to such propor
tions that It was impossible to hush it
up. The. final outcome was the sen-
at great length the protection idea and sational announcement of the crown
some of the most important schedules prince to the premier. It is reported
in the new bill. Ithe servant, before death, asserted the
He said tariff bills are peculiarly the I Injuries had been inflicted by the
result of compromises, and said he had I prince.
no doubt the Payne bill was a great There have been many previous re-
improvement over the Dingley act. ports of the brutalities of the hair-
Attacking the tariff "for revenue only" brained youth since he came to Bel
policy of the democratic party, Crum- grade after the murder of Kins Alex-
pacner aeciareu mis was a snam ana ander and Queen Draga in 1903
a iraua. He aiscussea me maximum
and mimimurn provision of the Payne DROUTH GROWS IN INDIANA
provision. Of 02 Counties, 38 Have Voted Dry
. .-..-.. ... Under Loral Option Law.
i preaici ior mis dui, saia urum- Indianapolis, Ind., March 25. County
pacKer, ii n suau De enacieo. imo law, option elections are being held in Elk
oniric api-.uvai ui au me ycuyic hart and Orange counties today. If
oz me country wno are inierestea oniy both vote ..dry.. the satoons wm havJ
in promoting the general welfare t ougted fr(jm 38 q 92
- .,,..ni "ve hundred forty saloons have al
activity as will foreshadow another
era of prosperity more splendid, if
possible, than that which followed the
enactment of the Dingley law." .
Interest In Clark'a Speech.
ready been closed.
Des Moines, March 25. Authorized
delegations of business men from
Sioux City, Iowa, Burlington, Dubuque,
Davenport and a dozen other large
towns of the state representing the
commercial organizations, arrived to
day to.appear before .the senate com
mittee having in charge the amend
meht for constitutional prohibition and
to present their arguments against the
AT CHICAGO IN
Chicago, March 25. Eight workmen
were killed this afternoon by a falling
wall left standing after a fire which
destroyed Darlin & Co.'s warehouse at
the stock yards.
Will the Miners Celebrate?
Indianapolis, March 25. President
Lewis of the United Mine Workers'
nas issued a proclamation asking tae
Washington March 25. Interest In I miners to celebrate April 1, the in
yesterday's tariff discussion in the lauguration of the 8 hour working day
house of representatives centered In
the speech of Mr. Clark of Missouri,
minority leader and ranking demo
cratic member of the committee on
ways and means. From the outset
Yesterday ia Congress
Washington. March 25. Followine is
Mr. Clark's remarks commanded at- a summary .compiled from the official
tention. At times he injected humor proceedings, of the work of both
into what he had to say, and frequent- houses of congress yesterdays
ly was Interrupted by applause. He senate The senate was not In ses-
was on his feet more than five hours. 1 8li"- .. 1
. . i 1 1 i rj Lrreianne, union K omer
As a preliminary to his Bet speech things, that a mistake was made in
Me nnrlr nrnvnUerl th finnan tft erpntlthe Payne tariff bill in not arranariner
" . . . , , , , Ithe revision on the basis of raising; rev-
laughter, and Mr. Olmsted Of Pennsyl-jenue only on every item. Mr. Clark of
vania, the chairman, to no little em-M188u". me minority leader, held the
. . . f,,t - vi lattention of the house for more 'than
barrassment by congratulating hlmjflve hours in di8CU8Slns the measure.
upon the advent Tuesday of a SOU. I Incidentally, he pointed out that much
' ituro wvuju nave uvtrn suveu in lue con
Pratae for Payne. Islderation of the bill had the demo-
t it. n tt. loo A Icratlc members of the committee been
had only words of praise and his re-lot, the proposed law. Mr. dark spoke
i. L.t t .niittnf ten 1 1 n characteristic stvle. and frenuentlv
llial tLo ui mat wuucuuuu cuuuni n yr-1 . j
, . , I moved the hous'e to applause and laugh-
plause on both sides. - Mr. Payne 8 Iter. At the conclusion of his remarks
nnvaora nf endurance he declared 1 he received an ovation from his demo
I r r t i i ttcu cvii Act Via waa fAlltnial Kv
were a marvel, ana nis nine nours Messrs. Washburn of Massachusetts
speech oh the tariff had tnadl him eand Adamson of Georgia, the former at-
... 1 ' Itackinsr the Inheritance tni ' hrnvKlnn
great historical person, in company I of the bill, while Mr. Adamson opposed
with Henry Clay, Robert J. Valker, lhe erection of a tariff wall so high as
Senator Morrill of Vermont. William UVesTuyinX Su? mUhe,of"h1
McKmlev 'Wiliam L Wilson and Nel- world as well as disposing- of their sur-
nnn THm-lev "Tnil -oM Mr Plnrlr l.u" " V- m- me nuuse
she was his brother's wife.
Mr. Whitla returned to Sharon to
day. He said he would aid the offi
cers in every way in prosecuting BoyTe
and wife. It is stated the Drisoners
will be released to the Pennsylvania
authorities as soon as extradition pa
pers are signed.
Whitla Stays B Cleveland.
Cleveland, March 26. J. P. Whitla,
central figure in the kidnaping ca.se,
did not return to Snaron with the
other members of his family Wednes
day. He asserted he is in Cleveland
to clear up some private law affairs.
The charges against James H. Boyle
and the woman who claims to be his
wife, who are held in connection with
the kidnaping of Willie Whitla are
expected to be handed down by the
Cuyahoga grand jury today.
Cleveland, Ohio, March 25. James
H. Boyle and the woman whom he de
clares is his wife, were positively
identified yesterday by Willie Whitla
as those who kidnaped him from the
school at Sharon, Pa.
Boyle Is a plumber. He formerly-
resided at Sharon, Pa., with his people.
He is said to have a criminal record.
There is considerable mystery about
the identity of the woman. This is
increased by a clash between Attorney
James P. Whitla, the boy'8 father, and
Following the identification of the
couple another woman, named Mary
Diener, who the police say was con
nected with the case, committed sui
cide by taking morphine. She took?
the poison on the street and died in
the ambulance on the way to the
Boy Identifies Souped.
Willie said the man, who gave the
name of James II. Boyle, was the one
who took him from school and carried
him through a tortuous route to Cleve
land, then to Ashtabula, back to this
city, and placed him in the bouse in
the east end. where he was held nntll
the moneywas paid. Willie also de
clared that the woman was the one
who cared for him at the house where
he was detained and who acted the
part of a nurse.
Boyle said the woman is his wife.
The police have no other identification
of the cocple than the names given.
So far as the man Is concerned, the
(Continued on Pace Four..
: KILLED III A FIGHT
. St. Louis, Mo. March 26. Specials
from Henrietta. OkJa., state that,
eight negroes were killed in. a fight
with a sheriff's , posse at Hickory
Ground today. : ' v