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FIFTY-EIGHTH YEAR. .NO. 140.
THE ARGUS, WEDNESDAY. MARCH 31. 1909. SIXTEEN PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
ARGUES FOR RELIEF
FRENCH MERCHANTS ARE
STIRRED UP OVER TARIFF
A BEFORE APRIL FOOL
THE PAPER TRUST
lllinms Cnnnrcssman Ad-
vocates Admitting Wood
Pulp Duty Free.
OUft SUPPLY IS SMALL
All Spruce Wilf Be Exhausted
in from 10 to 15 Years at
the Present Rate
Washington, March 31. Indications
today are strong a rule will be brought
into the house next Monday fixing
April 10 as the day for voting on the
'In ft Urmoerntlr in TnrifT Idea.
Washington, March 31. Without any
preliminaries the house today resume:l
the consideration of the tariff bill.
Morgan of Missouri urged protection
for the zinc industry. Quoting from a
speech of President Taft that the pri
mary purpose of the tariff was that
more revenue may be provided for the
government, Brantley of Georgia de
clared this to be true democratic doc
trine. The primary purpose of the
Payne bill, he contencled, was not
revenue but the maintenance of the
true republican theory of protection.
He laid the present deficit at the door
.of what he charged was republican ex
Mann Sprnkn for Kree Pulp.
Standing behind a- table loaded
down with all sorts of exhibits show
ing the arious stages of making
wood pulp and paper, Mann of Illi
nois discussed the recommendations
of the pulp and paper committee, of
which he is chairman, for a reduc
tion of the duty on wood pulp and
paper and which recommendations
the ways and means committee
All Oepend on I'ulp.
Discussing the various processes
for making pulp. Mann said the
w hole theory of cheap paper depend
ed upon the cheapness of ground
wood and the supply of spruce wood.
Reading from the official statistics,
the man said a fair estimate was
there were 15.000.000 acres east of
the .Mississippi carrying 35,000,000,
000 feet of spruce timber, but he de
clared, if the use of spruce timber
for lumber or wood pulp were to be
confined to the domestic supply, it
would last only from 10 to 15 years.
Mill Not irov Rapidly Enough.
By natural reproduction, he con
tended, tho forest could not be re-1
plenished in 10 or 20 years. To at
tain a growth of 10 inches he said,
would require from 75 to 100 years.
Four inches was the usual diameter
that contracts called for but J he mii:.
had been so anxious to get sprue
wood they had been glad to get It
of much smaller size.
Let Material In Free.
If, he argued, the United Stares;
was to have cheap paper in the fu
ture, the question was where would
the spruce, come from and he point
ed out that a reduction of the duty
on mechanically ground wood pnii!
would bring about the desired re-
IOWA DRY BILL
PUT ON TABLE
Des Moines, Iowa, March 31. In
a meeting of less than five minutes
duration yesterday afternoon and
without debate the senate committee
on constitutional amendments laid
the Meredith prohibition resolution
on the table. A viva voce vote was
taken. This action is a great sur
prise. Senator Proudfoot said last
night that he would force a vote
upon the resolution on the floor of
the senate as a majority of that body
will vote it out of the committee:
MRS. BOYLE IS BOUND OVER
Woman Kidnaper Held in Same Hail
as Male Accomplice.
Mercer, Pa., March 31. Mrs. Helen
Boyle was arraigned before Justice of
the Peace McClain here today charged
with kidnaping Willie Whitla. She en
tered a pica of "not guilty" and was
held to the grand jury In f 25,000 bail.
MME. STEINHEIL IS HELD
Alleged French MurderesH Kent to
Higher Judges for Hearing.
"Paris, March 31. The. examining
magistrate M. Andre, has formally sent
Mme. Steinhiel before the judges, who
will determine whether she is to do
tried on the charges of having mnr-
derc nor husband, Adoiphe stetnncu,
and her stepmother, Mine. Japy, in this
oily last summer. The public pros
c'utor's requisitions which were at
tached to the committal order, enum
erate f0 witnesses for the prosecution,
and it is understood the defense will
call about the same number. It is ex
pected that the judges will send Mm,?.
Steinheii up for trial before the June
IS CHIEF CAUGHT?
Crazy Snake, Head of Creek
Warriors, Reported in Cus
tody of Sheriff's Posse.
IS SMUGGLED TO PRISON
Little Authentic- News from Scene of
Trouble Hut No ( lash Is
Kansas City, Mo., March 31 Up to
1 o'clock this afternoon no positive
news had been received from Okla
homa confirming the reported capture
of Cinzy Snake. It is possible, even
likely, the chief may have been caught
at some outlying point by an inde
pendent squad and is being taken se
cretly to the federal prison at Musko
gee to allay excitement, but this can
not be stated as a fact'.
Cieneral Ilraxrl with Mtuntlon.
Muskogee, Okla, March 31. With
the capture or surrender of Crazy
Snake still in doubt, although rumors
are still persistent that he is in the
custody of individuals at a point west
of Checotah indefinitely fixed. Adju
tant General Canton early today ex
pressed himself well satisfied with the
situation. He believes the troops have
matters well in hand, but admits con
ditions may get worse.
"In that event," he said, "I shall
cnll out the remainder of the regi
ment and lead the men myself. The
l't seom4 ha .of -a.se dons
nature. I don't apprehend it will grow
more serious. While a great many
sensational reports have been sent
out regarding the Snake uprising, the
fact is not altered that the Snakes are
a dangerous lot and should at this
time be suppressed once and for all."
Ilcport Not Confirmed.
Henrietta, Okla., March 31. There
port that Crazy Snake has been cap
tured or surrendered has not been
confirmed. Colonel Hoffman telephon
ed from Pierce today the rumor was
groundless. The Associated Press ob
tained similar reports over the long
distance telephone from Checotah,
Muskogee and Thompson.
Deputy Sheriff In 1'o.inrn.
Deputy sheriffs traveling in posses
and militia under Hoffman today re
sumed the search for the Creek leader
at dawn. Hoffman, when informed of
the report that the Indian leader had
been captured, expressed . great sur
prise. The old chief might be appre
hended in some out of the way spot
by some stray posse without his know
ing it, the colonel said, but it certain
ly had not occurred within the dis
trict occupied by the troops.
Seminole Out, TimiJ
Oklahoma City, Okla., March 31.
ine hcminoie Indian ireedmen nave
risen in ino vicinity of Wolf, 11 miles
...e u..uc, ut-iwveu .i.e diiu
aim uiiuc 11 win.
110 wseriou mis rising is ana us
.hum; are uiiKiiown nere as yei, notn-
ueunue uaving Deen receiveu 01
C'rnxy Snake Vint Caught
Hickory Stamping Ground, March 31,
by Courier to Henryetta, Okla. Crazy
Snake, or Chitti Hargo, leader of the
uprising of his clan of negroes, half-
breeds and Indians of the Creek Na
tion. was still at large last night, al-
though it is believed his capture can-
not be delayed much longer.
He is likened by those who know
him to Sitting Bull In point of intelli-
genco and determination, and upon his
death or apprehension the outcome of
the present disturbance rests.
Up to date over 40 captives have
been taken and placed in jail. Many
of them, coming from a distance to at-
tend a pow wow called by Crazy Snake
to hear his reoort of his mission to
Washington during the' winter, did not
know, there had been an uprising.
UrKISINli IN IHL CAUCASUS
Uussia Aips Another Rebellion' in
Hud by Arrest of 70 Men.
St. Petersburg, March 31. The po
lice have nipped in the bud a plot to
start an uprising In the Caucasus
Yesterday thev arrested 70 men.' in-
eluding several armv officers who ar
members of the revolutionary organ!-
zation and were engaged : in provldlntjjneral, the last rites over the body of
arms, ammunition and funds for tho ; the late Rear Admiral George 'Albert
projected movement. ;
LA FOLLETTE HIT BY EX-GAME WARDEN;
DID POLITICAL WORK ON STATE PAY
Madison, Wis., March 31. Stale Oil ice for the state when he was in fact
Inspector Tracy, resuming the stand doing political work. Tracy said such
in the senatorial primary investlga-1 an affidavit of expenses was not re
tion, today said he was told on one J garded as a particularly "sacred" oath.
occasion by Alfred T. . Rogers, while
executive clerk for Governor La Fol
lette, to charge up the expense of a
political trip in his game warden ex
pense account. Senator Marsh show
ed the witness a voucher he turned in
coveriug the expenses for a certain
' Had Sworn to l(.
This brought out the information
Tracy swore to having performed serv-
Dr. William Jones of Field Mu
seum Slain by Wild
IN THE PHILLIPINE ISLANDS
Had Been at Work for Two Years
Vpon Report Details f His
Death Are Lou-king.
Manila, March 31. Word has been
received hero of the murder of Dr.
William Jones, the noted anthropolo
gist connected with the Field museum
of Chicago at the town of Dumbato
Isbella province. No details have been
obtained, hut it is snnnoscd the scion
(ist was sPt lmon nd kled bv ,
wild tribesmen of that vicinity.
, ,MlIindM vn Xenra
tnIlf,R hart l.oen In tho Philinninra
.,.. ! ;.,;. ,iu 4;i .
jraip in vtri-iiai wim 11 liltfK till
the ls1and an,, Drei)arinc an exhaus
tlve report on them for the nulseum
TRAIN HITS AR0CK SLIDE
Union Pacific Passenger CJoes Into
Ditch with Iios.s of Life.
Omaha, Neb., March 31. Reports
that have reached the Union Pacific
headquarters state the fireman and
baggageman of the train wrecked near
Casile Rock were killed. No one else
was hurt. The slide was caused by
Salt Lake City, Utah, March 31.
West bound Union Pacific passenger
I No. 3 struck a rock slide a mile west
of Castle Rock,-Utah, early foiay ;tnd
I went into the ditch. The wreckage
immediately took fire and the baggage
car mal1 car and flve passenger
coaches were destroyed. The baggagy-
mat firemen are reported missing,
but a11 tne passengers according to
1,ne measre reports receiveu, p-ju
benuus 'injury. , . .
Mme. Modjeska Much Improved.
Los Angeles, March 31. Mme. Mod
I jeska is improving according to
statement made by her physician. If
- j her condition remains the same today
j she will be removed to a hospita.1.
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Converse's Funeral Held.
Washington, March 31. With all the
picturesque features oi a military iu
Converse, U.S.N.;were performed today,
I feel like I'm being1 made a
Tracy said he knewI.a Follette ap
proved of political work by the war
dens. Wife of Bishop Vincent Dead.
. IndiainpoKs.- Marvh 21. After an
illness extending over Iwn roars M ri
John H. Vincent, wife of Bishop Vin
cent of the Methodist Episcopal
church, died today at her home in this
Popular Choice of U. S. Senator
Object of New Bill in Illi
fiTUFR MFACIIRPC ADC ,. regulations punisning persons or cor
Ulntn IVltMbUtlCb Milt IIM porations navinir or attempting to nv
Chiperfieltl CJets Conspiracy legisla
tion Through House Xo Change
on Joint Ballot.
Springfield, 111., March 31.--The
C4th joint ballot today for senator re
Eugene Brown, 44.
leeedinji;N In the If Quae.
Springfield, III., March 31. The
emergency appropriation of 50,000 for
the Elgin asylum and $20,500 for the
Kankakee asylum passed, 118 to 0 in
the house yesterday. The bill appro
priating $7,C73 for transporting the
gunboat Nashville to Chicago was
passed. The Chlperfleld bill mitigat
ing labor conspiracies was passed, 82
to 39. .
Bills introduced were:
By O'Brien- Penalizing operation of
By Beck Prohibiting the erection of
sign boards near public parks.
' By Brown Compelling foreign In
surance companies to guarantee con
tracts to pay losses. .
By. Flannigen Creating a board of
examiners for electricians.
By Link Empowering the county
boards to grant dramshop licenses on
petition of a majority of voters of the
township within tho county.
By Price Appropriating $20,000 for
the; Section of an armory for Company
E, tk; ."4 regiment, I. N. G., at Elgin.
- By ; obllitt--Appropriating $5,000
year to permit the University "of Illi
nois to give special training to stud
ents for service In the state charitable
and correctional institutions.
By Stevenson Appropriating $210,
000 yearljr for two years for the ordl
nary, and contingent expenses of the
southern Illinois penitentiary at Ches
ter and $S(,000 for emergency needs j
m repairs and improvements.
By Brownback Providing for divid
ing the expense of building bridges
over open sanitary ditches.
By Curran Fixing the fire test for
oils and petroleum products and pro
viding that oil inspectors shall not
deal in oil.
By McGuire Giving the state insur
ance department power to regulate and
control the fire insurance rates.
By Morris Providing for the exam
ining of electrical engineers.
Bv Price Appropriating $15,000 to
Muu a. spur iracK...jrom ine nospitai
insane at Elgin to" nearby .
By Scanlan Fixing the pay of offi
cial court reporters at $8 a day.
By Scanlan Regulating the filing of
reports of births and deaths.
By Shanahan Appropriating $3,400
to meet deficiencies in the state boai'd
of live stock commissioners.
By Stearns Providing for the appli
cation of the power of eminent domain
to- electric generating and distributing
companies, so that their power lints
may be extended to towns and villages
unable to support individual electric
By White Adding to the penal code
money to influence the calling or lift-
ing of a strike
By Holaday Extending the author
ity of the state water survey.
By Scanlan Providing for the ap
pointment of a commission for the pre
servation of Starved Rbck.
By Lyon Revising the law on fugi
The judicial apportionment bill,
which passed the senate (No. 176),
was called up by Representative Dnr-
fee and without comment was ad
vanced to third reading. -.
House bill -No. 184 (G. II. Wilson)
amending the marriage laws by strik
ing out the word "ordained" before
the word minister in the section em
powering the solemnization of mar
riage contracts, was advanced to third
A heated discussion followed the ef
fort of Senator Manny to have the in
determinate sentence reform discussed
in committee of the whole. His reso
lution to this effect was tabled, how
Senator Isley offered a resolution
favoring election of United States sen
ators by the people, the present dead
lock being pointed out as an example
of the evils resultant from the present
method. Action on the resolution will
By McElvain For fees for county
clerks for extending taxes.
By Breidt For the protection of
benevolent and fraternal societies
against embezzlement by their officers.
By Juul Allowing the park boards
to divert np to $50,000 for their funds
for paving and improving surrounding
By Hay Providing for an audit of
the vouchers of the railroad and ware
By Dailey Allowing conductors on
trains and captains of steamships to
wear po.lce stars.
Additional bills introduced were:
isy jones Fixing eignt nours as
limit for women workers. V
By Dunlap Amending act relating
to construction of drainage ditches,
By Hearn Fixing the salary ' of
shorthand reporters for Hh circuit
courts at $8 per day.
By Brown Providing for a commi
sion to investigate the practicability
of securing Starved Rock, an historic
spot near Ottawa, as a state reservation.
By Dailey Reporting that portion
of the ; charter of the city of Peoria
which has to do with schools.
By Dailey Regulating the manufac
ture of linseed oil. Committee on
By Dellenback Providing that in
structions to a jury may be oral or
By Hurburgh Appropriating $3,400'
to cover a deficit of the state board cf
live stock commissioners.
By Downing Requiring that in pub
lic sale of land and abstract of title
shall be furnished with the land sold,
the cost of such abstract to be paid by
the officer making the sale.
By Ettelson Providing that no judg
ment shall be set aside or new trial
granted on ground of misdirecting a
7 . , ,
tion of evidence or for error unless It
shall be shown that such error
suited in a miscarriage of justice.
.By Billings Amending the act re
lating to the practice of medicine, so
as to remove existing disadvantages of
schools which offer a five year course.
By Breidt Providing that an indict
ment may be amended to cure any for
By Femberton Providing for the as- j
sistaneeof the state water survey in
detecting impurities in water supplies.
By Jandus Providing for the recog
nition of courses of study offered by
The senate passed house bill 100,
appropriating $32,000 for the public
printing deficit. The following bills
were advanced to third reading:
By Juul Providing against the will
ful injury of electric transmission jlo
pliances, such as poles, wires and con
duits. By McKenzie Regulating the hold
ing of court in the 15th judicial cir
cuit. By Breidt Abolishing the indeter
By Dailey For the licensing c f
By Dunlap Providing that each
member of the general assembly snail
"P T fhe TTnitersity of nriuols - trpoT
8ome person resident in his district.
4 mnc f nc?infod 4 - roil .r ri
J Li trill vwio jl cotmru unwu;,ii
Senator Juul offeriug the objections of lMre' n,m e appiicauoa o,
the Humboldt park parish, New Jerus- the maximum and minimum principle
alem to compulsory vaccination which of the Pavne bin aad in the "egotia
it declared to be "wrong in theory and tlon of foreign trade agreements, as
vicious in practice." wel1 as in furnishing detailed infor-
The petition was referred to the mation to congress and to the White
committee on license and miscellany, house on various tariff questions as
WORK. TO GO ON
Anthracite Mine Operators wiU,recent,y held m Indianapolis.
Continue the Present
REQUEST MADE BY LEWIS
Will Hold at Least Pending Xcgotia-
Hons and Means Operations
New York. Maf
ing statement was
half of the anthra
"At the request a
who headed the cot
thracite Mine Work
conference at Philac
ators have agreed to
ent agreement in for
April 1 pending furthej
came in the form of. a
member of the operatA
y on be
jerators: i. Lewis.
of seven. The member
Ittee all replied that the,
rangement was acceptabh
Yesterday In Coi, "j
Washington, March 31. F
a summary, compiled from
proceedings, of the work
houses of congress yesterday,
SENATE The donate was nc
IIOt'SE Wlin the session
houHO got well under way tl
debate wainl warm. The inu
were when the body met at 10
in the morning that the prooLcOings
would be dry and uninteresting, but a
revival of the disousnion of tho oil and
lumber whedulen was like setting a
match to both products.- for the nub
jects proved ot absorbing: interest to
the members, who entered generally
Into the debate. To Mr. Vreeland of
New York was accorded the privilege
of explaining the position of the inde
pendent renners, who want the coun
tervailing duty on crude petroleum re
tained, while Mr. Kitrhin of North Car
olina, in an exhaustive treatment of the
Question, pleaded for the placing of
lumber on the free list. He got Into
frequent colloquies during bis three
and a half hours' talk with both repub
licans ana democrats. Others who
spoke were Messrs. Cox of Ohio, Ster
ling of Illinois. Hughes of - Georgia.
Bates of Pennsylvania. Parker of
Jersey and Richardson of. Alabama
The usual evening session was held.
Make Discovery That it
Will Ruin Their Ex
Demand That Home Govern
ment Take Steps to Pre
Paris, March 31. A delegation of
French merchants engaged in export
'business to the L'nited States called
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i, , .. . . ,
uay ana uemanaea mat ine govern
ment take immediate steps to parry
the injury the Payne bill threatens to
inflict upon the export trade of France.
Canned Veritable Panic.
The delegation declared a minute
examination of the bill had caused a
veritable panic among the exporters.
Duties collected upon gloves, feathers,
perfurnes, and articles produced partic-
ularly in France had been raised, and
no special arrangement with regard
to wines was possible. If France re
fused its minimum rates, which "was
mamfestiy impossible under such con
ditions, the United States would bo
compelled to apply the supplementary
duties of 20 to 40 per cent.
Would Paralyse Trade.
The delegation said also the pro
posal to impose ad valorum rates
upon goods consigned to America
would paralyze certain sections of ex
port trade, and insisted the govern
ment take immediate action.. Cruppl
received the delegation cordially, but
made no promises.
Favor Tariff Bureau Now. .
Washington, March 31. President
Taft today declared himself In favor
n lnrjtT ..
nreau, tt, he created at
- rr - v
this session of congress. Hebelievea
such a bureau would be of great as-
. . 0
Telln Tariff Kxeeot ive Committee.
The president's announcement was
made to the executive committee crea
ted 'by the national tariff convention
Volks-Zeitung Company Formed with
Capital of $10,000.
Springfield. 111., March 31. (Special)
The secretary of state today issued
a license to incornorate to the Volks
Zeitun? Publishing company of Rock
Island, capital stock $10,000 and object
a general printing and publ'sting bus
iness. The incorporators are Valen
tine J. Peter, D. A. Dorman and Albert
DAHLMAN WINS wit-
..,iunilcan primary show
jonn P. Broen has won the nomina
tion of the party for mayor by about
150 from Harry B. Zimman. Mayor
Dahlman's victory over Berryman, bis
only opponent for the democratic nom
ination, was overwhelming.
Whipped Girls in Court.
Sterling, 11!., March 31. Believing a
whipping better than a fine. Judge
Boiles of Savanna ordered the parents -to
whip Hattie Hood,' 13 years old, and
Sadie Ogle, 17 years old, which was
done in the court room while officers
Iheld the girls.
Peace Officially Announced.
Vienna, March 31. The official an
ouncement was made this afternoon
ie crisis between Austria-Hungary
td Servia is at an end.
READY TO PUT
MUCH WATER IN
New York. March SI. It is reported
In financial circles here a.ll the pre
limiDary steps have been, taken by the ' ' '..
Standard Oil company of New Jersey;
for. the Increase of Us capitalization
from $100,000 to $500,000. ' ' -