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FIFTY-EIGHTH YEAR NO. 113.
THE ARGUS, SATURDAY. APRIL 3, 1909. -TWELVE PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
REPUBLICANS OF HOUSE
ORGANIZING A REVOLT
BOY DROWNED IN SKATING;
SWINDLERS SEEK RAW
Payne Tariff As A Promoter Of Domestic Discord
Call Meeting Which 50
Will Attend to Stop
WOULD FORCE A VOTE
Hope to Balk1 Scheme of Lead
ers to Shove Schedules
Through at Once.
porary ajid it is expected the firm
will be doing business again in a
Annonurrd at New York.
New York, April 3. The suspension
of the firm of Dickinson & Co. was an
nounced from the floor of the Consoli
dated exchange today. It was said by
representative of the firm to have
been due to the recent advance in
wheat, and to the fact that one of the
firm's large customers in Chicago yes
terday failed to furnish additional mar
gins when called upon. The firm's
commitments in the city are not be
lieved to be heavy.
Washington, April 3. A meeting of
.Frobably 40 or 50 republican represen
tatives will be held late, today to or
ganize opposition to the Payne bill. It
will be attended by those standing out
for an opportunity to vote on the hide,
lumber, coal, iron ore, barley and oth
Attendanee Ik .Small.
Washington, April 3. Hut 11
members were in their seats today
when the house met to further con
sider the Fayne tariff bill. It was
the smallest attendance of the spec
ial session. While declaring he would
vote for the bill, Kinkaid, republican
of Nebraska, entered strenuous ob
jection to taxing those necessaries
of life which are not produced in
Ilenr From Inland Again.
The Philippine islands were again
heard from when Benito Learda. res
ident commissioner, spoke in opposi
tion to proposed free, trade between
that possession and the l?nited States.
His views were practically along the
lines of those expressed yesterday by
Holda It Itevenue ( onminirr.
Divesting himself, as he said, of all
political' feeling. Cox, democrat, of In
diana, opposed the Payne bill, advanc
ing the argument that instead of being
a revenue producer it would prove to
be a revenue consumer. .. He was es
pecially antagonistic to the drawback
feature of the measure.
Want Duty on Palp.
The placing of wood pulp on the free
list and the reduction of duty on print
ing paper were opposed by Maltby of
Maintaining the bill was discrimina
tory, Sabath of Illinois attacked the
proposed increase on the necessaries
of life and wearing apparel, especially
HIS SHIP IS SLOW
Ex-President Roosevelt May
Not Reach Missina Till Mon
STAY THERE WILL BE SHORT
(crmau Emperor Has Ordered Con-
-. sul to Convey Greetings Jot
Dm king at Gibraltar.
GO TO TRY FOR
New York, April 3. C. K. G. Bill
ings' string of trotting horses start
from Hobokenfor Europe today on
tne steamship r'atncia. Alter ar
riving at Hamburg they will be sent
to Berlin preparatory to an invas
ion of the continental trotting turf,
something which is quite a novelty
In racing in that few American hor
ses owned and managed by Ameri
cans have ever competed ony foreign
trotting tracks. The string will first
appear at St. Petersburg, later at
Moscow, Berlin and "Vienna. Billings
himself will go abroad to watch the
perform'anc of his animals.
Naples, April 3. Emperor William
has instructed the Carman consul here
to board the steamer Hamburg when it
conies into port to greet Roosevelt and
present him with a message of greet I
ing from his majesty. It is now said
the Hamburg will not arrive here un
til late Monday afennoon. It is doubt
ful if Roosevelt meets the duchess of
Aosta. His stay will be too short.
Urin n Ducking.
Gibraltar. April On the arrival of
th- steamship Hamburg here yesterday
it was learned that Theodore Rooae
velt got a thorough ducking and wr,a
dose to a most rerious accident wh"n
the steamship put in at Punta del
Gada, Island of St. Michael, the
Azores, Tuesday morning. Mr. Roose
velt saved himself from being hurled
into the raging sea by his activity, af
ter the wjvve had almostswamped the
small boat which was bringing him to
the Hamburg and which had immersed
him to the waist.
When the Hamburg anchored eft
Punta del Glada the seas were high,
but Mr. Roosevelt expressed a desire
to go ashore when United States Con
sul Greevy and Vice Consul Nichois
came alongside in a small boat. Only
three other passengers on the Ham-
burg dared make the trip.
Itrm-lit-M Shore Safely.
The small boat got ashore without
accident, and as it was rowed away
from the Hamburg the ship's band
played "The Star Spangled Banner."
Mr. Roosevelt at this stood up in his
frail craft and waved his hat while
the passengers on the Hambu-g
When the open boat bearing Mr.
Roosevelt and the other passengers
started back to the Hamburg the seas
had become more angry and the wind
had increased to a gale. ' The small
boat was in tow of a launch and was
bobbing on the waves like a cork.
Drenehed by Mz Wave.
As the small boat wa drawn up to
the gang plank it was hurled against
the side of the ship, and at the same
time a Khfoot wave rolled over the
Mr. Roosevelt was buried to his
waist in water, but he waited his
chance and made a leap. The first
officer waited to receive him and
rasped hi3 hand as he came on deck.
yighing at the danger.
Flint, Mich. .April 3. The body
of 10-year old Harold Moon who dis-
, "6. " y . I appeared from home here February
from Peter F. GalUgan, which makes U7, and WJW supi)osed to have been
it umavwui 10 cuarge mure man i.yvi.
for a lower berth for 12 hours ami
TIIK MERE ni'SUAND DKAK LOVE, DON'T THINK OF BUYING ANYTHING! THE NEW INCREAS
ED TARIFF IS ON A LL OF YOUR ARTICLES OF ADQRNM 12 NT.
THE WIFE IF YOU THINK THAT I AM GOING TO LET A THING LIKETIIE TARIFF INTERFERE
WITH MY DRESSING, YOU ARE MISTAKEN. EARN MORE MONEY IS 'MY SUGGESTION TO YOU.
STUDENTS OF WORKMEN'S SCHOOL
STRIKE TO SUPPORT THE PRINCIPAL
Oxford. England. April 3. Stud
ents of Ruskin college, which was
founded here in IS!)!) by.au Amer
ican, Walter Vrooman, to provide
workingmen with facilities for' the
study of social and economic sub
jects, have been on a strike for s
week past on-account of the dismiss
al of Dennis Ilird, principal of the
institution. The students are nomi
nated by labor unions and the strike
has been conducted on strictly union
methods, students boycotting and
BIG BROKERS QUIT
Dickinson & Co., With More
than a Score of Offices in
IN QUARTER OF A MILLION
Advance in Wheat Ascribed as One
of the llifliculties That Led to
Chicago, 111., April " 3. Announce
ment was made on the board of trade
today of tha suspension-of the firm n:
John Dickinson & Co.,'grain, stock and
others picketing the grounds against
any possible' attempt on the part of
llird'a successor to lake charge. -The
students decided tilay to appeal to
the unions for 1 00, (o) subscriptions
of a shilling eaeh'?" start a new col
Hird was removed on the grounds
he was unable to maintain discipline.
The students-scoff at this explana
tion, and thir.k pressure was brought
to bear for his deposition because
his teachings were considered too
MORE IN PACKAGE
Bill Presented in Legislature to
Bring Weight of Food
NOW DECLARED DEFICIENT
Requires That Weight of Contents
He Stamped l'iMn Outsid
Federal Statute Followed.
WHEAT HIGHER BUT
TWICE IN 20 YEARS
el is due largely to the exceeding
ly urgent demand for cash grain.
Still Higher in New York.
New York. April 3. May wheat
Gi-ui n touched $1.21 today and July $1.15,
both new high records. There was
heavv covering of shorts, due to the
Urgent Demand for Cash
.. Causes Price to llise Today
IO H- strong cash situation. Higher cables
Chicago, April 3. Wheat for May and the suspension of a Chicago grain
delivery overtopped the high point
$1,21 reached during the celebrat
ed Gates deal in 1905 when it sold
today on the board of trade at
$1.22'4 per bushel. Only twice
during . the last " 20 years has
wheat sold at higher figures on the
local exchange. The present high lev-
house reported to have been heavily
short on May wheat.
Body of Harold Moon,
Supposed Kidnaped, is
Found in Lake.
pies and beans, shall be sold by weight
instead of by measure.
3. That every package of foodstuff
shall bear a stamp showing the net
weight of its contents. . '
Federal Standard Followed.
The standard weights bill estab
lishes the federal standards and speci
fies the number of pounds in different
measures of dry commodities, aid in
case the series went into effect, in cit-
!?5Ld!?!ta DEATH ACCIDENT
measure, the following specifications
Wheat flour, per barrel, 196 pounds.
Wheat flour, per half barrel, 9S
Wheat flour, per quarter barrel sack,
Wheat flour, per eighth barrel sack,
C'utM Sleeping; ('Mr Hates.
Reductions in the rates charged on
sleeping cars are provided in a bill
Father Lured Away from Home
.. by Crooks Who Pretend
to Have Lad.
more than $1 for upper berths for the
same period. The measure also pro
vides that safe" depositories for jew
elry and other valuables be installed
n all sleeping cars, and sets the time
for compliance with this provision at
January. 1908 which is explained as
Sidney B. fcspy, who presented a
kidnaped was found this morning in
Skatea Show Manner of Death.
The body was found floating on
the surface of the lake by Bert Rob
son who had been searching for days.
A pair of skates fastened to the little
j feet bore mute testimony to the man
ner of the lad's death. The hands
were still covered with the mittens
which the boy wore when he went
regulator 1 hursday ior the taxation of through the ice.
shares of stock, sent in a bill jester-1 The boy's father prosecuted the
day providing, that "telegraph, tele-j search for the son far and wide. He
phone and electric light poles be taxed 1 was supposed to be in Chicago today
$1 each outside of municipal corpora-
lions," and also for removal of po!e3
by the municipal authorities on peti
tion of 10 per cent of the householders
along a street. It is an old friend.
A coin Introduced.
The bill which Emanuel Abrahams
sent in Thursday prohibiting express
investigating reports that his son
had been seen there.
Sinter Hear !Vew.
It was his 17-year old sister Mar
ina who first learned today that the
missing boy had not been stolen but
was dead. She broke the news to
her mother, who for five weeks has
Governor Deneen at Work.
Springfield, 111., April 3. Gover
nor Deneen who has been ill for sev
eral days returned to work today in
the executive office.
Springfield, 111., April 3. Three bills
throwing new regulations around the
sale of foodstuffs were introduced in
the house yesterday by Charles A. Nel
son on the request of City Sealer John
Kjellander of Chicago, by whom they
were prepared. The series is framed
with a view of putting in the sealer's!
hand a legal weapon against abuses
in the sale of food supplies which at
present are difficult to check by rea
son of inadequate legislation. The
three measures provide: . -
1. The establishment of uniform and
standard weights and measures in Illinois.
2. That city councils and village
trustees may decree that all dry food
commodities, such as potatoes and ap-
companies from selling money orders' been enduring the strain of not know-
or bills of exchange was introduced inK whether her son wa3 dead or
again yesterday by George L. McCon- alive. Heart breaking as the news
pel, while P. J. Sullivan sent in the'waa uie moiner expressed a ieeung
old rogulator requiring that kerosene i of relief to have the strain o,f the
be colored red to distinguish it from.Past weeks removed. A telegram was
gasoline. It Is the second bill on this scnt immediately to Moon notitytng
subject to be sent to the house this h,ra o tne hnd,nS of tne body- -
Session. - Father l.nred by Letter.
in iioime YcNtcrdar. Chicago, April 3. L. N. ..Moon.
Springfield, 111., April 3. The follow- father of the drowned boy is at Del
ing bills were introduced in the house avan. Wis., in company with a de
yesterday. , tective to which place he was lured
House bill 540, by Espy, providing . y a letter demanding a $500 ran
that telegraph, telephone and electric : som foV his son-
light poles be taxed $1 each OUtside J Father Deeply Affected.
of municipal corporations. J Delavan, Wis., April 3. L. N. Moon
House bill 5414 by Galigan, provides arrived here last night, in company
that the charge for lower berths in ( with detectives in response to a letter
sleeping cars for 12 hours shall not saying his son would be delivered to
exceed $1.50 and for upper berths not ujm safely on condition that a ran-
more man ?i ior me same duration (Som cf $50o be paid. Moon was deep
of time. Referred to the committee . ly affected when he received word
on railroads. jthat the body of his had heea
nuuse out ous, Dy w ais; peranum:
the holding of sparring exhibitions be
WHY SOME OF THE TARIFF SCHEDULES ARE AS THEY ARE
Yesterday in Congress
Washington, April 3. Following is
a summary, compiled from the official
proceedings, of the work of both
houses of congress yesterday:
SKXATE The senate was not In ses
HOt'SR That the Payne hill was
filled with imperfections, was a false
pretense, was designed to cover up the
extravagances of the republican tlmin-j
titration, that it did not redeem party
pledges, and that it sounded the death
knell of the dominant party, were some
of the criticisms passed upon the meas
ure by the democrats in the house yes
tordav. An interesting feature of the
debate was the speech of Pablo Ocarn-
po de Leon .the Philippine commission
er, who attacked the provisions for
free trade with the Philippine Islands.
From . the far south exactly opposite
views were expressed retarding' pro
tection. Mr.- Ransdell of Louisiana
pleading for it on behalf of the Indus
tries of hts state, while Mr. Spight of
Mississippi and Mr.- Clayton or Ala
bama wanted free lumber, hides, boots;
shoes, bagging and cotton ties. From
I h republicans Ane suggestions of
(permanent ta . commission, and while
a,,vliall of them stn.porte.d the hill in gen-
provision brokers. The company heidifral, none appeared entirely" satisfied
Tf rn tin re h 1 n rr lha itnnflnl i'l a I fH wt n. 'If With It.
exchange of New. York. ' -
Is Back at Starting Point
Frlpdrichshafen, Afirit 3. -Count Zen
The firm had from. 25 to 30 offices
The llahllltiM Raid tohe in the ' Peli with his airship, returned to the
'neighborhood of a quarter million, balloon hall here last evening having
According to J. L. Mumbv. manager completed the trip to Munich and re
of the Chicago office, the firm has turninterrVpted by a, storm yesterday,
been doing a good business here but Honors were showered .upon, the count
the itrouble it is said, grew out of by the prince regent of Bavaria and
the stock business in the east. He the people of Munich during his stop
stated the suspension was only tern- in this city.
(Special Correspondence of The Argus.)
Washington, April 1. Refined sugar
Eold in New York last year at an aver
age price of 4.!)(J cents a pound whole
sale. The same article sold in Iorr
Nlon for 2.7 cents a pound. The aver
age family of five uses 401 pounds o!
sugar a year, which, meana that the
American family paid for sugar last
year at least $10 more than the Brit
ish family It also means millions of
unearned profits to the sugar trust.
.It Is bcin to in led. out no effort i
made in trie Payne bill .to change th,
situation. . "1 he sugar monopoly wis
practically permitted by tlui.ways aud
meara: committee to. write its own re
vision law.- What did it want?- Pro
viding- importations from the Philip
pines was limited to a point far beio.v
any possible, danger to the local mar
ket In the JJnited State monpnolized
by- tha sugar, -trust, the managers of
the. truat were willing that tus uuty
on ' refined sugar be reduced ho
muchT-one-twentieth'of cne per cent
a pound. . - . .- -
Why li Stignr Trimt rrotertetlf -
Why is the republican party protect
ing the colossal profits of the sugai
trust? is being asked. The public has
ho way of knowing, but may find in
terest in the frank words of Henry O.
Havemeyer, who, as president of the
sugar trust, testified before a commit
tee, of the senate .that' was., appointed
to investigate the ugly rumors - that
gained circulation following the mak
ing of the tariff in 1S9-1.
Havemeyer was asked about the r?-
. lation of the trust to politics. He re-
? plied that the sugar trust "made It a
practice to contribute to the state catti-i
paign funds to "the party which con
trols the local mat tors." What Have
meyer allu.led to as "local matters"
was the election tf senators and rep
resentatives to congress where the
tariff is made and of judges to the
Krniirt Ih Proven.
The democrats, assisted by a few re
publicans, have proven that the Payne
bill is pennented with fraud from ba-
giiHing to end. 1 here is hardly any
thing about the bill, according tj
charges which freipipnlly appear aTid
are substantiated in tlje Congressional
Record, which is as It was .represented
to be by Mr. Payne and the ways and
means committee. The statement is
sued purporting to explain the effect
of the hundred thousand words con
tained in the bill te shown to have
been as fraudulent ar the bill itself."
Lucius N. Littaue-r, formr member
of congress, resident of Gloversville,
N. Y., a wealthy glov manufacturer
himself, is understood to uate writteh
the glove schedule. Whether he did
or not, he has been in town haunting
the ways and means committee and
the . White house. Littauer is the rec
ognized head of Uie great Gloversville
glove making industry.
He stands for it in all Us relations
to public affairs. He was known when
in congress as its representative. '.It
was his special concern, and his great
fortune represents investment in it,
' ":: Helped Make Ciinnou.
"Mr: Littauer is one of . the closest
personal and political intimates of t'ae
present organization which ' controls
the house. ' t -
As a member , of congress he was
one of the recognized spokesmen of
Joseph G. Cannon. He was one of the
men who made Cannon the speaker of
the house. AVhen the fight over the
election of Speaker ' Cannon and the
readoption of tire Cannon rules started
a few weeks ago, Mr. Littauer Was
sent for. He hurried on to Washing
ton and was one of the group of in
side managers for Speaker Cannon and
the old rules. He used his personal
acquaintance and -: influence 'most ef
fectively. To no man does the pres
ent managerial clique owe more for
its retention in control,-
What was Mr. 'Littauer-'s reward?
No one can say for a certainty except
the members of the Payne comraittee;
The only thing that is known is that
the Payne bill revised certain sched
ules in such a way that thousands f
dollars in increased dividends will ac-
?rue to Mr. Littauer,- . ' .
lie Makea Glovea.
Mr. Littauer, it has been stated
makes gloves. The glove -schedules la
the Payne bill were revised upward
Here is how the Payne glove sched
ules work-out, and where Mr. Lltt
auer's additional dividends come from
: The lii tie newsboy who gets a cheip
pair of cotton gloves to keep his fin
gers from freezing la-the winter has
a hundred per cent added to the' cost
of the gloves. The same1 is true tf
the cheap cotton gloves worn by the
working girls or the cheap gloves worn
by the man who drives a wagon. In
short., beginning with the hundred" per
cent increase of - duties on all ' the
cheaper grades, of - glove the new
glove schedule sticks on an additional
tax' clear the 16-button' shoulder
glove worn to the ball..
fore athletic clubs for six rounds with
not less than six ounce gloves. Com
mittee on miscellaneous subjects.
House biil 538, by Burgett, repealing
the act placing a bounty on crows, j
Committee on county ar.d township or-J
House bill o.".). by Curran, providing I
that county recorders be empowered
to keep abstract books and furnish
abstracts of title to; regulating t'ae
fees for abstracts and providing that
the fees shall be turned into the couu-
y treasury for an indemnity fund to
he amount of $.00,000, and when thit
amount is reached 10 per cent of sub
sequent fees shall be turned over o
the fund until it reaches $1,000,000.
It is said detectives have located the
man who wrote the letter. No ar
rests have been made, but the capture
i of the letter writer is expected before
AT JEW YORK.
New York, April 3. Notwithstand-
Committec on judiciay department and j ing weather conditions, with instant-
practice. Jly threatened showers, there were 20.-
Housi bill 542, Lyon, providing for. 000 spectators within Uie polo grounds
the crediting back to New York life when the Marathon race started at
insurance companies amounts received 1 3:10 this afternoon. The track was
heavy and a heavy mist was falling.
Dorando took the lead at the cract of
irom them by the state of Illinois ii
retaliatory taxation. Committee on la
House bill 543, by McConnell, pro
hibiting express companies from sell
ing express money orders or bills oi
exchange. Committee on corporations.
House bill 547, by Sullivan, provid
ing that all kerosene sold in the state
be ..colored red to distinguish it from
gasoline. Committee on manufactures.
House bill 549. by Flannigen. provid
ing for the appointment of a state en
gineer at a salary of. $4,000 a year .o
have charge of the improvement of
public highways and to report to the
i.tate highway commission. Committee
on good roads.
House bill 550, by Smejkal, making
regulations for the report of all births
and deaths to the health commissioner
or registrar of vital statistics and pr
viding-4hat a report of all burial per
mits issued in the different counties
be sent to the state board of health;
making it a misdemeanor to alter a
certificate of birth or death. Commit
tee on sanitary affairs.
The ' distance for the race is 26
miles 385 yards. St. Yves was 150
ards ahead of Dorando at the second
mile, with Shrubb a close third. The
ime for the two miles was. 10:44.
At the end of the third mile St.
Yves led by a third of a lap; Dorando
second, Shrubb third, and Longboat
fourth, all closely bunched.
At the end of the fourth mile St.
Yves still led. the others unchanged.
The time for the four miles was
22:16 4 5.
WOULD LIKE TO KNOW
Wisconsin Legislature ' May Invest!
Rate Stephenson's Election.
Madison, Wis., April 3. -The house
yesterday passed a resolution, pro
viding' for a joint committee to make
an investigation of the election of
United States senator. - .
BIG. DEAL IN COAL LAND
Sale in Jefferson County Means
Opening of Xew Field.
Mount Vernon, 111 April 3. Lore a
Wood, a New York . capitalist, j has
closed a deal with L. L. Emerson, rj."
W. Threlkeld, W. II. Green and W.
B. Johnson for the purchase of eight
sections of land in this. Jefferson.
county, and the consideration ewad
$500,000. The deal is the largest that
has been made since the - field : was'
opened by Joe . Letter, who developed
the Zeigler colliery; According to tho
analysis of the coal it is the finest a
the state and compares with the best
in the world, and the deal will be th
means of making a new district In the
Illinois field. ;