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FIFTY-EIGHTH YEAR. NO. 149.
THE ARGUS. SATURDAY. APRIL 1 0, 1 909. TWELVE PAGES.
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Mr. Satan I plead guilty to a lot of things, but I never invented these new style Easter hats. J
GOV. HASKELL ESCAPES
TRIAL ON TECHNICALITY
AS DONE BY T
Senate Will Have Much
to Do to Put Payne .
Bill in Shape.
HIDES TARIFF SAMPLE
Found It Will Actually Operate
; to the Disadvantage of
Washington, April 10. The intracies
of the Payne tariff bill which passed
. the house yesterday and the compli
cations which may result from its en
actment into law are illustrated by
the hides and leather schedules. Iii
connection wi'h the maximum anil
minimum, provisions of the new bill ;t
peculiar situation is presented.
One of InequulltieN.
The bill places hides on the free li-st
with a retaliatory provision for a duty
of 20 per cant advaloreni on hid-
coming from countries which do not
give the United States the benefit of
their most favored nation clause. The
duty on sole leather as now in the
bill is .r per cent advaloreni. The max
imum provided for sole b ather is 2'
per cent of the duty in addition which
makes it C per cent advaloreni. It is
contended the inequality between the
duties fin hiilcu unit w1r lc:ithrr ii
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Wtirri" Trouble lira,
It is pointed out that Venezuela, for
instance, would find it to its advan-(
tage to have the maximum rales duty
in the Payne bill apply against its pn-.
ducts in order to encourage itstann!ng
Industry. While its hides would not
find as large a market on account of
file 20 per cent duty, the factories for,
tanning hides and exporting sole
leather to the United States would
have the advantage over American I
manufacturers wnose niues woum cost
more on account of the maximum
duty without a similar increase in .ne
amount of the protection on solo
Parnr Rill In Senate.
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vaMunsio... .vpru iv.-iue "u , speaker had it recalled from third to
tariff bill reached the senate from t.ie ' onJ reaJirig for tUe purpose of mak
house at noon today and was imm- , an investiation.
aietaiy reierreu to tne committee on
Mtt)- Iteport It Bark Tuesday.
It is believed the committee on fi
nance will report the bill back not la
ter than Tuesday. Republican mem
bers of the committee resumed their
sitting this afternoon with the inten-'
uon or continuing in session nnui ia,e
lonigai. .tomorrow iney win oe en-
nr nrl f n . n 1 i.m-l ...It r.f 1 w-1 nisxnci
Sa5CU Mi a m.a, .e., Ut ao- ,
ure preparatory to inviting in the dem-
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ocratic members, which they hope to
be able to do on Monday.
MRS. SAMPSON IS
FREED OF CHARGE
Jury Declares Her Not CJuilty of Mur
der of Husband jit Lyons,
Lyons, N. Y., April 1. Mrs. Geor
gia Ally n Sampson, charged v.ilii tho
murder of her husband. Harry Samp
son, . a nethew of the late Admiral
Sampson, wa acquitted at 10 o'clocl
The jury, true to the general proph
ecy, rendered a prompt verdict. It fol
lowed a deliberation of only one hour
and .V seconds and was necived 'n
the old Wayne county courthouse wiih
scattered cheers and applause.
JAPAN TO END
Vienna, Arril 10. Allegcmeine Z
lung, . a semi ofhrial newspaper, say.i
today it has been informed Japan in
tends to notify Great Britain of its
purpose to terminate the British-Jau-
anese ailiance of .11)05.
ACCUSED OF TAKING $25,000
Thi-ee Jliiihwny Commissioners at
Danville Arrested on Crave Charge.
Danvill, 111., April 10.. John O. Tal
bert, John F. Burow and Georgo W
Boswell. highway commissioners, were
arrested yesterday on a bench wa
rant charging them with malfeasance
and nonfeasance in oflics. Each of
the accused gave bond. Indictments
against the commissioners alleging
that they had misappropriated $25,00
of township funds by padding pay rolls
were returned two months ago by the
grand jury, but the warrents were not
giveu to the sheriff untir yesterday
morning. Boswell was served with
three warrants singly and two jointly
with Burow and Talbert. His bond ia"
$2,51)0. Burow faces four charges and
Talbert a like number. The bonds of
the latter two are $2,000 each.
A GLEAN SWEEP
House Remnants at Springfield
Advance Many Bills on Cal
endar. IS LITTLE NEW BUSINESS
Senator Ijandce's School lOtliicutioii
Measure Hits Snag and Is
Springfield, 111., Aprir 10. Nearly
clean sweep was made of the calendar
in the brief session of the house yes
terday morning. Speaker Shurilcff ad
vancing every bill but three to which
objections were raised. During th'-i
perfunctory session i:j house bills
were sent to third reading, and are
now for the final roll call. It wore
sent, to second reading, 13 senate? bills
were sent to committees, three senaio
bills were advanced to second reading
and the chiropody bill, which had been
killed, was restore. 1 by unanimous con
sent and places on the order of sec
School Codification Rill Halted.
An unsuccessful attempt was made
to put the codification bill of the state
edtu ational commission, introduced by
Iandee, to third reading, owing to a
determined opposition on the part ')f
Representative Donahue. Had the bill
'gone to third reading it would lia s:
been past the amendment stage, un
less recalled. Speaker Shurtleff held
the bill on second reading on request
from Mr. Donahue
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,nnth(.r hiw which Sn-akfr shnrtlefr
imitl particular attention to was the
bri(lge bi1 Xo 309 xhi3 provideo that
practically all bridge building in the
state shall be placed under the control
of the state highway commission. The
Done by I nnulmouM Consent.
Springfield. 111., April 10. The house
cleaned up its calendar yesterday on
house and senate bills on first and
second reading. Everything was done
by unanimous consent the bills that
were objected to being left in their
positions upon the calendar. Objec-
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of the firemen's two platoon bill, the
g t(j remove the gtate
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fair from Springfield to Peoria, and
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was halted on objections of Represen
tative Donahue. A measure looking to
the appointment of a state board of
censors of non-medical healing author
ized to issue certificates to healers was
introduced by Representative Lantz.
The bill which modifies the indeter
minate sentence act was halted on ob
jections. Objections also were made
to house bill 138, which extends the
jurisdiction of the state over all nav
igable waters. Similar objections halt
ed house bill 270, regulating libel suits.
House bill No. 117, regulating the
catching of fish in Lake Michigan, was
advanced to third reading. The house
reconsidered Its vote of Thursday by
which the enacting clause was stricken
out of house bill No. SG (Hutseler),
creating a state board of chiropodists.
It then decided against striking out
the enacting clause and sent the bill
to third reading. Representative Jew
ell objected to senate bill No. 9, which
makes Columbus day a legal holiday,
being read a second time, and it was
passed upon thfe calendar.
Representative Pierson's resolution
authorizing the purchase of new desks
and chairs for the hall of represenfa
tives and the senate chamber was re
turned from the senate with the
amendments and laid before the house
by Speaker Shurtleff.
The senate session was perfunctory
no business being transacted.
HONORS FOR GEN. SCOTT
State Officials, Militia, i. A. It., and
Civilians Attend Funeral.
Springfield, 111., April Iff. The body
of Adjutant General Thomas W, Scott
who died suddenly last Tuesday a
his home in Fairfield, wa3 buriel yss
terday in the cemetery at Olney, III
State officials, members of the. leg
islature. officers and soldiers of the
Illinois National guard, veterans of th?
Grand Army of the Republic, and
civilians-, united in the final tribute 'f
INDIANA'S NEW GOVERNOR ORDERS
RAID ON FRENCH LICK GAMBLING
Indianapolis, lad.. April l!. Gov
emcr Marshall, before leaving for a
trip to New York city instructed the
prosecuting attorneys for Orange
and Washington counties to investi
gate reports of gambling at French
hick and if he finds them true, to
proceed against the proprietors of
Kniilctl ly Manly.
Under the direction of Governor
Ilanly, Marshall's republican prede
cessor, the games at French Lick
were raided. It is alleged they have
YALE AND PEN N MEET
AFTER LONG PERIOD
I'csunie Acquatic Relations nml
Crews How This Afternoon on
Philadelphia, Pa.. April 10. Aquatic
relations between Yale university and
the University of Pennsylvania after
a lapse cf .20 years
will be resumed
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nis auernoon wuen crews .represent-
ino- nom wi i mror in pnnipsia nvr i
TAFT'S FIGHT FOR LOWER TARIFF IS WAGED BEHIND SCENES
Special Correspondence of The Argus.)
Washington, ten. . Aiinougn tne
public scarcely hears the echo of it, a
momentous struggle for mastery is now
being waged here in the national cap
ital, the outcome of which is of nation
Whether President Taft's recommen
dations to congress relative to the
kind of tariff revision are to be su
perior or inferior to those of the pro
tected interests represented by the
Ctinnon-Aldi ieh-Dnl.ell oligarchy, is
the big issue that is being fought out.
Who will lie victorious, Tail or
the old regime?" is the question being
asked by the politicians who play lit
tle importance in the work of deter
mining big questions in which the
interests of the corporations and pub
lic conflict. Time al.'me will answer
their query with posit iveness. There
is no reason for believing, however,
that the regular organization will not
have, i'a way, or that it will not con
tinue l dominate the making of na-
legislatioii as it has throughout the
last' three republican administrations.
Tnft l t'hnjErlned.
President Tafl is a much chagrined
man. He has been flagrantly aeceivea.
Speaker Camion, Dalzell and Aldrich,
in order to secure the presidents', aid
for the retention of Cannon and the
old rules, promised him faithfully that
the Payne committee would report a
bill ' that would honestly revise the
tariff downward. They declared that
if the president would net use his in
fluence against - the rules the tariff
bill would conform rigidly to the prom
ises he made the country in his inaug
ural address "reduction of rates" and
"advancement of few, If any."
"The one thing the country expects
of you,' the Cannon crowd told Mr.
Taft just preceding March 15, "is tar-
iff revision. If you will help us retain
!the present speaker and rules you can
been reopened in elaborate gambling
rooms. which arc crowded every even
ing by fashionably dressed men and
women, who play roulette, fwo and
In n Small llolrl.
The gambling rooms, it is reported
to the governor, are in a smaller ho
tel just outside the land limits de
scribed iu the charters of the West
Baden and French Lick hotels.
Thomas Tagg-urt, former chairman of
the national democratic committee,
is owner of the. latter resort. Mar
shall is a democrat.
the. national course in the Schuykill
river. The varsity and second crews
of both institutions "will also row for
supremacy. The crews are in good
condition and confident of bringing
victory to thsir respective universities
MRS. DENEEiM VERY. ILL
lloported Wife of Governor May lie
- Confined Two Weeks.
Springfield, 111.. April 10 Mrs. Ds
neen, wife of Governor Deneen, is ser
iously ill at the executive mansion.
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i u ri mh ks
j have the very kind of a tariff revision
V.t11 flrtnnriUofl ! nnVilin c r rri rc i
bill you described in public speeches,
of you," the Cannon crowd told Mr.
Cured Nothing for ProinlneH.
. The Cannon clique apparently cared
nothing for its promises. Subsequent
events showed it was not in good faith.
A bill was reported that .could not
have been more generous to the special
interests if it had been drawn up in
their offices. The Payne bill, to Pres
ident Taft's astonishment, was not re
vision downward in any sense of the
word, the schedules averaging 1.5C
per cent higher than the Dingley bill
The Payne bill was fromed wholly
at the command of the ring represent-!
ing the special interests. The average
member of congress, republican o?-democrat,-
had no voice whatever in
the making of the bill. President
Taf'ts plea ' for revision downward
might. -as well have been made to a
Rilliken. The special interests order
ed the bill should advonce, not de
crease, the rates on certain commodi
ties, Such a bill was reported.
Krepn Out of Print.
That is why there is in progress in
Washington an important struggle for
supremacy. President Taft now fully
realizes what he is up against. But,
instead of making his fight in the news
(topers, as Roosevelt wa3 accustomed
to do, he is making it secretly through
the medium of frequent conferences
with Messrs. Payne, Cannon, Aldrich
and Dalzell. There is no open rupture
between Taft and the house leaders
It isn't that kind of a fight. The pres
ident could gain nothing by breaking
oH negotiations with the clique in
charge of things, even if he felt in the
mood to do so. The struggle is one of
persuasion, or pleading. The president
is trying to induce these men, before
whom he must humbly bow if he wish
es legislative favors, to give the coun
try the kind of tariff revision that will
IV, R, REEVES DEAD
Ex-Congressman and One Time
111 Two Hours.
HOME IS AT STREAT0R, ILL.
. Marion. Crawford, Well
American Novelist Passes
Streator, 111., April 10. Walter
Reeves, LaSalle county's foremost cit
izen, died or heart failure last night
at his home in this city, after an ill
ness of two hours. Mr. Reeves was GO
years old and a native of Payetre
county. Pa. He moved to Illinois with
his parents in his boyhood and located
at Odell, Livingston county. There he
received his early education, afterward
working on a farm and teaching
After being admitted to the bar he,
in 1S75, moved to Streator, where he
resided thereafter. He served three
terms in congress as representative
of this district, beginning wiih 1894.
Eight years ago he was a candidate
for the republican nomination for gov-
i ei nor. but a combination of circum-
appease public opinion and save the
lit tr f" rtvvt Vt n Vt 11 m 1 1 i o i rf n c w
party from the humiliation of a sweep
ing defeat at the polls next year. He
realizes as much as any democrat that
the Payne bill makes a specialty of
raising the duty on articles that must
be purchased principally by the poor
and that it is the very kind of tariff
revision the American people are ' in
no temper to submit to. What is more,
the Payne bill isn't the kind of a bill
the public was led to expect it would
receive. President Taft is pleading
earnestly with the Wall street machine
to be allowed to redeem the pledge
which he and his party made to the
country in last year's campaign.
President Taft is practically help
less. His influence on national legis
hit ion is not nearly so great as t he
big monopolies, which contribute
heavily to campaign expenses, main
tain their own political organizations,
and send men who will represent their
interests to congress. Ex-President
Roosevelt was unable to get hardly
any of the legislation he desired, even
when public opinion supported him
The republican majority which rules
the house ia dominated body and soul
by the Canncn clique.
Therefore, President Taft, work how
he will, will not: be able to get a tariff
bill revising the tariff downward. The
protected interests are against the
measure and it cannot be.
There is one thing the president can
do, but when the time comes he prob
ably will not do it. He may veto Wall
street's tariff bill. That would disrupt
th e party into two wings, develop a
war within the ranks between the pro
gressives nd conservatives. This
would be dangerous indeed with the
congressional elections of 1911 fast
When the tariff bill is about ready
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to become a law the patience of
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staces resulted in the selection of Rich
ard Yates. , ,
P. Marlon Crawford Die.
Sorrento, Italy, April 10. F. Marion
Crawford, the famous American nov
elist and playwright, died at his villa
near here last night.
Mr. Crawford had been ill only a fe'
w:eeks, having been attacked by ner
vous prostration just as he was plan
ning a trip to the United States.
Some of Hia Work.
It was while he was still in Rom-?,
in 1S82, that Mr. Crawford published
his first novel, "Mr. Isaacs." Later at
wrote "Dr Claudius," "To Leeward,'
"A Tale of a Lonely Parish," "An
American Politician." and others.
His recent works include "In the
Palace of the King," "Rrethusa," the
"Little Hope" and "The Eternal
City." Many of his works have been
translated into other languages.
Swinburne, Poet. I)'fil.
London, April 10. Algernon Charles
Swinburne, the poet, died this morning
of pneumonia, aged 72.
Mm. Jeff I)n via.
Little Rock, Ark., April 10. -Mrs.
Jeff Davis, wife of United States Sen
ator Davis, died today of stomach
DYNAMITE IN MINE
KILLS SEVEN MEN
Number Injured and Many Xarrowly
Kscape in Premature Kxplos-
inn in East.
Windber, Pa., April 10. Seven min
ers were- kilietl, several slightly in
jured and many narrowly escaped as
the result of a premature explosion
of dynamite in the Rerwind-While
coal mine half a mile from here last
evening. Today all the dead were re
DIAMOND J0 BOAT OUT
Steamer Dubuque Ix'avcs St. Jjouis
on First Trip of Season.
The Diamond Jo packet line opened
up its season today when the steamer
Dubuque, Jeft ,St.J.ouis for Keokul
Tuesday it will again leave St. Louis
but will continue on. past Keokuk and
go to Burlington. From then on the
trips commencing Saturdays will be to
Keokuk only, and those made Tues
days will go through to Burlington.
Service from St. Louis to St. Paul is
expected to commence about the mid
dle of May. which is earlier by a
month than usual.
POLICE NOT IN ON THE RAID
Chicago State's Attorney Arrests 129
Men for Gambling.
Chicago. April 10. Under the di
rection of States
several raids on
gambling places today, captured 129
men and locked them up. The ac-
tion was without the knowledge of
UARD PETROSINO'S BODY
Xew York Police Think Late Captain
I'nsafe Kven in Heath.
New York, April 10. Aroused by!
the receipt of a threatening letter and
the fear that blackmailers or re-
vengeful criminals would blow up
the house where the body of Lieuten
ant Joseph Petrosino lies or the church
where his funeral is to be held, the
authorities have placed heavy guards
in and around the church.
Ycstcrday in Congress
Washington. April 10. Following is
a summary, compiled, from the official
proceedings, of the work of both
houses of congress yesterday:
.SKV4TE During nearly five hours
the bill to provide ror the 13th and sub
sequent censuses was under discussion
in the senate. The measure had been
amended since Its original passage by
congress in the last session, when it
was vetoed by President Koosr-velt be
cause or provisions allowing senators
and representatives practically to se
lect employes of ttie census for appoint
ment. Tlese features of the bill called
forth a general discussion in the -Ken -
ite on the subject of civil service re
form and the present operation of the
law was denounced by several senators.
As amended by the committee the bill
placed appointments in the census un
der the civil service commission. The
consideration of the bill had not been
eonipletd when, at a:08 p. tn., the sen
ate aujournen until toaay.
IIOIiiE The Payne tariff bill was
passed by the house last night by a
vote of 217 to 161. after three weeks
of consideration. One republican. Aus
tin of Tennessee, voted against the
measure, and four democrats, all from
Louisiana. Kroussard. KstopinaU Pujo,
and Wlckliffe. voted for it. An attempt
by the minority leader. Champ Clark, to
recommit the bill witn instructions
failed. A resolution was adopted that
until further orders sessions 'be held
only on Mondays and Thursdays. Ad
journed at 8:20 p. m.
Funeral of Hitchcock at St. Louis.
Washington, April 10. The body
of Ethan . Allen Hitchcock, former
secretary of the interior, left here to
' i day over tne Pennsylvania ror bt
theI ouis where Monday the funeral 8er.
day over the Pennsylvania for St
1 vices will be held.
Federal Judge Holds In
dictment for Fraud
TOO MANY ON THE JURY
Should Have Been Prosecuted
Under Arkansas Instead of
Tulsa, Okla., April 10. Governor
Haskell and six other prominent Ok-.
lahomans indicted by the federal grand
jury charged with fraud in Muskogee
town lots will not have to stand trial.
The motion of the defendants to quash
the indictment was upheld here today
by Judge Marshall in ' tho -United
Stales circuit court. .
Wrniiif Number In Jury.
The court quashed the indictmcBts
on the ground they were returned by
a grand jury composed of 23 men
under the federal law, instead of by
a jury of 16, as provided for by the
Arkansas law, which was held to be
in force in the old Indian Territory
by the federal enactment at the time
when the alleged frauds were com
Will Frenent It AgniD.
Sylvester Rush, special assistant
attorney general, who worked up the
cases for the government, stated after
the opinion was handed' down today,
he would again present the matter
to the grand jury, submitting it with
out delay to the body now in ses
sion. ABLE TO TRAVEL
Is Verdict of French Doctor,
Who Examines Castro at
Fort de France
ORDERS TO MOVE ARE GIVEN
Former 1'rosident of Venezuela Had
Pretended to lie III in Order
to Stay Where He Was.
Fort de France. April 10. Castro
was informed officially today of the
decision or t ranee to expel him irom
' Martinique. He declared to the chief
of poice tne state of nis heaUh was
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such as to make it impossible for him
to leave his bed. The government
thereupon called in Dr. Bouvier who
will make a report on the condition
Knii nil Able (o Travel.
.Fort De France. April 10. The doc-
tor called in by France to pass upon
-the state of Castro, declared him suffi-
eicntlv stronz to travel, and that he
could take the steamer Versailles, due
here this afternoon.
Ordered to Move at Once.
Castro has been ordered to go on
board the steamer Versailles, which,
leaves here at 5 this afternoon. He
was informed if he resisted he was
liable to six months' imprisonment.
Denmark May Onnt Hint. Too.
Copenhagen, April 10. The Unit
ed States has approached Denmark
in the matter of permitting Castro
to remain on the Danish West India
island of St. Thomas in case the for
mer president should proceed there
from Martinique. A definite answer
is expected tomorrow.
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Paris, April 10. Theodore Roosevelt
in a cablegram from Port bain to a
Paris newspaper, denies he gave any
interviews to French correspondents
at Naples. He says he never saw ths
correspondent of Ie Journal, wiiosj
"interview" with Roosevelt was widely
published. Le Journal replies its cor
respondent talked for half an hoar
with Roosevelt and declares the text
of the "interview" as published to be
strictly accurate." " - -
Port Said. April, 10. The steamship
Admiral bearing the Roosevelt party,
entered the Suez canal at 7;40 th3
morning. ; ;. ,1Jtt.