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FIFTY-EIGHTH YEAR. NO. 178.
THE ARGUS, FRIDAY. MAY 14, 1909. -SIXTEEN PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
PAYING THE WAR-TIME TAX;
TOBACCO TRUST GETS IT
UNCLE SAM Go$h! This roller skating docs more to make people happy
than a Peace - Congress.
BEATEN BY SHORT WEIGHTS
FIND HOl'J GOVERN RiENT 17AS
Baveridge Shows How
JOKER IN A REPEAL ACT
Size of Packages Lft Short
When Revenue Act of 1898
Washington, May 14. Asking
that the Interview with J. J. Hill be
read to the senate immediately after
that body convened today, Senator
Scott endorsed its advice to congress
that oratory be suspended and that
congress promptly pass a tariff bill.
Mi'tH Mnny Letter.
"This," said Scott, "is in line with
letters 1 am daily receiving begging
and praying these gentleman." wav
ing his hand over the assembly, "to
get through with their wind jamming
and let the country go ahead with its
lieveridge spoke in support of the
amendment offered by him relative
to the international revenue on to
Oacco and its products.
Government In Out Million.
Contending that the government
has lost $184,000,000 in the last
eight years through the repeal of
the war time tax of 1S9S Boveredge
undertook by his amendment to in
crease the present rate of interna
tional tax on tobacco, snuff, cigarets,
and cigars worth more than 10 cents,
lleveridge declared the tobacco trust
which Uj said, was the American to
bacco company, had derived great
benefit from the enormous loss of
revenue, which he said, was due to
the law repealing the increased rates
Iteiluced Size of I'nckngi'H.
The law providing for high rates
of 1 X'JS vermitttHl the manufacturer
to reduce the size of the package
in which tobacco is sold to the peo-
adniintstration fails in its duty in that
respect the people or ' the country
would choose other officials to repre
sent them Hind- he declared his belief
that the officers of the steel corpor
ation would either be imprisoned or
made fugitives from justice.
l'riHu Will Be Effective.
"Just "put one of the malfactors of
great wealth in the penitentiary and
you will see the anti-trust law enforced
without any further violations," said
Bailey. '"Send one of these men who
may be found violating either the in
terstate commerce low or the anti-trust
law to the penitentiary and you'll stop
these violations by others. You can
not do it with fines because when a
court fines a trust the trust fines the
people ami as long as punishment ;a
measured in dollars and cents they'll
continue .to violate the law. The mil
lionaire," continued Bailey, "he values
one thing more than his .fortune and
that is his liberty. He does not love
justice. He does not love that peace
of mind for which others struggle but
he loves his liberty."
WOMAN ADMITS SHE
Kansas Widow, Daughter of Wealthy
Parents Confesses Crime but
Kx presses no Regret.
Lyons, Kan., May 14. Mrs: Myrle
Brewer, a widow and the daughter
of wealthy parents at Little River, a
small town near here, is in jail here"
having confessed to the killing of
Frederick Arnbridge, a carpenter.
The woman refused to offer any ex
planation except to assert Arnbridge
hail annoyed her, and that she was
justified in killing him.
PIONEER PRESS AT
ST. PAUL IS SOLD
Owners of the St. Paul Dispatch Take
Over Morning and evening
Harris this afternoon overruled a mo-
ttion to dismiss the murder charge
against .Private Joseph B. Klein of
Company A, first regular Illinois na
tional guard of Chicago, for the death
of Earl Nelson of Kankakee, whom
he is accused of fatally stabbing last
September while the regiment -was
passing' through the city to aid in
checking the Springfield riots. The
judge held the legislature gives no
statutory authority for trial jurisdic
tion. An exception was immediately
taken by the defense, who moved to
quash the indictment on the ground
I that civil cases have no jurisdiction.
The motion was overruled. Judge
Harris will hear the case some time
MAY BE LORIMER
Either Congressman or Speaker
Shurtleff Likely to Land
BEFORE THE STATE S0L0NS
Fusion of Democrats and Republicans
Among Possibilities Business
of the Day.
skating fad has become the rage of Europe. News Item.
WANT BAN LIFTEB
Catholics Strive Before Parlia
ment for British Recognition.
TO CHANGE KING'S OATH
St.- Tauli-wMinn., May -14? Wfbrrter
Wheelock, rtie of the principal owners
of the Pioneer Press company, today
announced the sale of the Pioneer
pie, according to lleveridge.
"In 1'JOl this increased tobacco press newspapers, afternoon and morn
tax was removed," he said, "but the jngr jts 12-story building and its nian-
dmrt wt-iudit Dackai'es of U)ba'Olr..l,.ir, ,,i.,,,t t, r II r.msiv nnil i
were continued by the very law that intercsted in publishing the St) bitle ?"?h sovereign was
Itedinont Author of Hill that Meets
Spirited OpMsition ltig I'eti-
- thm Is Filed.'
REAR ADMIRAL ROBLEY D. EVANS
London, May 14. A comprehen
sive bill for the removal of Roman
Catholic disabilities and providing
for alteration in the accession oath
removed the tax. the manufacturer
Mm collects the war time tax from
the people but instead of paying it
to the government, he keeps it for
Ilniley Im Heard.
Washington, May 14. Referring
directly to the United States Steel cor
poral ion and charging that organiza-t
tion with violating the anti trust laws
of tin" country. Senator l'ailey yester
day in; addressing the senate on the
tariff hill, declared that if the officeis
of the law do their duty the steel
trust will be dissolved and said that
he expected eventually to see this
done. He added that if the present
BIG CUT MADE
t IN BITUMINOUS
CEDAR RAPIDS IS FAVORED
Attempt to Move Headquarters of the
O. It. V. Is Failure.
Boston. May 14. Cedar Rapids.
Iowa, will continue to be the head
quarters of the Grand Division of the
Order of Railway Conductors. Al
though W. T. Taylor, formerly attor
ney of Indiana and Charles A. Boob
walker of Indianapolis made strong
pleas at yesterday's session of the
grand division in behalf of Indiana
city, they could not induce the con
vention to move its general offices.
James H. Trewin, chairman of the
Iowa board of education, and J. H.
Grimm of Cedar Rapids upheld the
interests of that place. No other
business was transacted, the dele
gates for the remainder of the day
being the guests of the Brotherhood
of Locomotive Firemen.
C, R. I. & P. Depot Burns.
EsthervtUe, la., May 14. The Rock Is
land depot burned at 5 p. m. yesterday,
loss $3,000. It was covered by insur
ance. The cause is unknown; practl
tally nothing was saved.
I introduced by William Redmond in
the house of commons today. Roman
Catholics never have ceased to in
veigh against the "insulting refer
ences to certain beliefs In the mon
arch's accession declaration as sup
erstitious and idolatrous.
Old OpiioMitlnn AppenrM.
The same position that hitherto
has defeated any effort to alter the
oath again showed up today when a
petition signed by 400.000 persons
against the removal of the Roman
Catholic disabilities was handed in
just before Redmond arose.
Hrmovra Other DiKabilHleN.
Redmond's bill not only strikes
out what is regarded as the objec
tionable portion of the oath of ac
cession but it repeals acts prohibit
ing residence and acquisition of
property by Jesuits and other mon
astic orders and abolishes the dis
qualification which prevents Catho
lics from tilling the offices of lord
chancellor of Great Britain and lord
lieutenant of Ireland.
Premier Asquith gave his cordial
support to the objects of the bill
Washington, May 14. A radical re
duction from $5.20 to $2.70 p.;r ton in
the rates of bituminous coal from Ster
ling ill . to Wausau. Neb., was ordered Last Day Most Important
today by the instate commerce com- Boston, May 14. The closing day of
mission. Complaint was made that the the National Episcopal congress was
late of the Chicago & Northwestern regarded as the most notable of the
railway was excessive and unreason- week, inasmuch as men of internation
able, which the commission sustained, al reputation were speakers.
HOUSEWIVES DO NOT APPRECIATE
VALUE OF MONEY, MOTHERS ARE TOLD
Macomb, 111., May 14. "Too many
housewives seem to fail to appreciate
the true value of money. This is es
pecially true of many women in the
cities, who spend every cent their hus
bands give them, and to save their
lives all they can show when the
money is gone are just 'things.'"
This was the keynote of an address
delivered yesterday by Mrs. Ellen M.
Hcnrotin of Chicago before the mem
bers of the 10th annual convention of
the Illinois congress of mothers at its
Mrs. Henrotin snoke on "Ethical
Training for Girls," and her address
.wan of an economic and moral nature.
She divided women into two groups
wage earners and housekeepers.
The intrance of women into profes
sions was noted with satisfaction, the
sneaker believing that women wh:
strive for success in any profession
KERMIT IS OUT ALL NIGHT
Young Itoosevelt Lost Way While
Returning to Father's Camp.
Nairobi, May -14. It .was learned
here today Kermit Roosevelt lost the
way from his father's camp nearMach
akos last Friday and spent the entire
night alone on horseback, riding
through a region unknown to him
Saturday morning he turned up at the
Kiu station on the railway 50 miles
below Nairobi, inquiring the way to
and make commendable showings arc
well worthy of recognition by the
During the afternoon reports of var
ions committees were listened to, the
one of especial interest being by Mrs
Fritts of Peoria. She is state chair
man of the juvenile court committee
and has been chief probation officer
of Peoria county for the last four
years, having had an annual average
of 1,800 ,young people under her care.
Her aim, she said, is to find a pre
ventive for crime and furnish an in
centive lor lives of usefulness and
morality. She seeks to perfect a trin
ity of home, school and court She
gave details of the work going forward
in Peoria to this end, "and the whole
report was intensely interesting. )
In the evening a large audience lis
tened to an illustrated lecture by Or
ville T. Bright of Chicago on "Out
door Art for School and Home.
No Relapse for Chamberlain.
London, May 14. Austin Chamber
lain declared today there is no truth
in the rumors current last night that
Joseph Chamberlain, his father, had
suffered a relapse.
V' Fill? j -
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Springfield, 111., May 14. The
house committee on appropriations
reported out the omnibus appropri
ation bill for the state charitable in
stitutions. The bill carries with it
an appropriation of $2,386,000 for
the ordinary expenses for 1909 and
$2,536,000 for the ordinary expenses
for 1910 and $1,300,815 for special
purposes. The amount asked for or
dinary expenses was for 1909, the
sum of $2,788,000; for 1910 the sum
Springfield, ni.. May 14. The roll
call on the 87th joint ballot for the
election of a United States senator was
I purely formal today, but two members
Jof the senate being present.
Two Prtin May Unite.
Springfield. 111.. May 14. If the
IsenatorIaI"deadIock is broken in this
general assembly it probably will
False Invoices Used and.
Checked to Cor
OVER LONG PERIOD
Three Weighers and Two Mem
bers of Importing Firms
New York, May 14. Three of the
goverment weighers ' recently dis
missed by Collector Loeb were ar
rested today together with members
of two importing firms who' are al
leged to have conspired with the
weighers to secure the entry of fig
and cheese imports at less- than ac
tual weights. The weighers and im
porters were jointly indicted recently
by the federal grand jury.
Filed FaUe Invokrea.
The method alleged to have been
pursued was for the importers to file
false invoices showing weights far
below the real weights, the goods
later being checked by assistant
weighers to correspond with. the in
voice. For 3taay' Year.
The frauds charged are declared
to have continued over a long period '
and to have caused the loss of large
sums to the government.
NEW CHARGES FOR
F. AUGUSTUS HEINZ
Xew York Ranker Again Indicted for
Overcertifk'ation of Checks of
New York, May - 14. F.. Augustus
Heinz, already under indictment on a
I have to be accomplished by a coali- charge of over-certification of his
tion of republicans and democrats of brother. Otto Heinz, was arraigned to
me iwo nouses, l nis seems to De . . . . .. . .
.. ,. ... , , I day in the Lnited States circuit court
th9 h w hoi.i i ih. iMr on a new indictment, charging mis-
in r.r?nrfiol,l 1,.rlr.- Iho nt .,l W'WU 1UUUS Ol Cue MerfanUlB
hmir National bank. He pleaded not guilty.
Th Inst nf the inferences, held 1 Ue JU(18e set the Case for next Frl-
between Governor Deneen and Con-I"3-
gressman Lorimer terminated at a
late hour last night and after it was
over neither of them would discuss
the nature of their deliberations. It
is admitted however, that the dead
lock ws considered.
From all that can be ascertained
Yesterday 'in Congress
GUEST OF THE TRI CITY PRESS CLUB TODAY, WHO WILL SPEAK AT
THE BURTIS, DAVENPORT, TONIGHT.
ed a sermon. After the service the
sick n;an seemed stronger, but later
relapsed into delirium.
Gas City, Ind., May li. On his
deathbed Elias B. Bums, SS years old.
today heard his funeral sermon preach
ed. After having been advised by phy
sicians he could live only a few hours
more. Bums summoned his minister,
Rev. Henry Schwan, and 49 of his
friends and neighbors, and asked them
to give the satisiacuon oi attending jmlire Overrules Motion to Dismiss
the funeral service in his bedroom. tase Against Private Klein.
Hymns were sung and Schwan preach-j Kankakee, 111.. May 14. Judge
ARE PERPETUAL EXILES
Kigliteen Social Democrats Banished
After Trial at Moscow.
Moscow, May 11. The trial of mem
bers of the local social democratic or
ganization came to an end here today.
Eighteen prisoners were sentenced to
perpetual exile in Siberia and 20 others
imprisoned in the fortress for terms
varying from one to three and a half
years. The exiles include Professor
Uochkoff of the University of Moscow.
Washington. May 14. Following Is
a summary, compiled from the official
Proceedings, of the work nf hrrth
from other sources, it appears that houses of congress yesterday:
the administration forces, headed byl ... ... , .. . . ,
Governor eneen. would be just asCUSSjnK the duty on iron ore. the sen-
well satisfied if the general assembly ae Just before adjournment adopted by
adjourns without electing a senator. of lhe committee on finance for a duty
Deneen in Control. ( 25, C4"18 T torn- T,1,e ho"f,e h
I nlaceu it on the free lint while th
The reason for this it is quite gen-! present law levies a duty of 40 cents
erally believed is thai Governor De- ?J J" k'n thl vote party lines
, , ... I were annihilated, us 17 democrats voted
neeu wouiu oe m a position to buiu-i "aye" with the republicans and 12 re
mon the legislature back into extra publicans voted -no" with the demo.
session in the fall, with the hope that he proposed to vote for the duty on iron
he could control the republican cau-ore as a revenue measure, declared that
cus and thereby elect a new senator, f "v'of the 'itsr-tS slSr:
and thus put himself in position tolation. and added that even if it did
dictate the election of the next sen- iJirr a .HrlteLw.Jly a.1,.7rilh
forcement of the anti-trust law against
If an attempt is made to break the il- Jr the first time there waa a ug-
deadlock by a joining of the repub-r0r a vote on the tariff bill, but it came
lican and democratic forces, the to naught because of the objection from
, , ... . ... Senator BeveridKe. At 4:50 o'clock the
choice will be either Congressman senate adjourned.
Lorimer or Speaker Shurtleff. ac- hoisk The house was again In the
cording to the views that are being (1:1V . .h P0naili(.ratiOn ot
expressed openly by many members. I the Philippine tariff bilL After the
ireaainK oi tne Dill nau Deea conrinaea
Charter Bill Stumbles. I further action was deferred until Mon-
After Senator Jandus of Chicago, May. Mr Clark of Missouri objected to
lambasted the promoters of the char-, amending the organic act of Porto Rico
ter consolidation bill as sponsors for in accordance with the president's sug-
a "slippery proposition" and strongly g1 wer.t'over. 00-
intimatea tnat It was loadea Wltniicy or not appointing committees was
"inlfpr" the 111 en on re went to defeat I upheld by a substantial majority after
jowers tne measure went. 10 ueieat . .,,. of Tennessee had sought to
in the senate yesterday by a rote of I have him directed to name the commitr-
17 to 16. A contributary cause of Te on "'ar ffairs. At 5. it v. m.
IS CHARGED WITH MURDER
"FIGHTING BOB" ON DECK TONIGHT
Rear Admiral Robley D. Evans ("Fighting Bob") will tell the story of the American
navy at the Burtis in Davenport tonight. '
There are good seats left. ? -
If you love the flag and our country's history and achievements on the high seas; if
you believe the Tri-City Press Club should be encouraged to continue to bring such
men as Admiral Evans to the tri-cities and finally if you do not wish to miss a real
treat for yourselves, be at the Burtis tonight.
END OF FRENCH
its defeat was said to be the desire of
the members to use it as a club in
driving through a resolution provid
ing that Chicago's representation in
the general assembly shall not ex
ceed one-third of the total number
of members in the assembly.
Made lJind Measure Carries.
The submerged lands bills, giving
to the Illinois Steel company and the
Iroquois Iron company the title to
lake lands at the mouth of the Cal-
umei r ver iu douiu tmty. were par M 14. Instead of ShOWmg
passed in the senate yesterday, after I
a short debate In which Senator an lucrease th5s morning, the number
Glackin opposed the measures. The! of striking postal employes In the city
bills were strongly advocated yester-1 seems to have diminished. The lead-
-1" i " r... r " " . , ers of the strike, however, still talk
cagu Hssueiatiuu ul cuzumeree, ana I , - . . . ,
nariv twn mnnth .7n thv ments, including the declaration of
been boosted by a strong lobby ofl8:""5; f uy uw Reuerft 4eae
South Chicago merchanU who have iUin ot labor- he authorities Insist
come to the statehouse nearly every ine movement win couapse loiauy m
week ureine that the measures lla Iew aas- " Lyons, louiouse, Max-
passed in order that the steel nlants I seilles and some other places the
r Am ..' sT
smKers 10a ay aDanaonea tne sirugglo
(ConUnued on Page Four.y and returned to their posts. "