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FIFTY-EIGHTH YEAR. NO. 179.
THE ARGUS, SATURDAY. MAY 15, 1909. -TWELVE PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
TITLE OF ARCH BISHOP IS
CONFERRED ON SPALDING
ASKS SENATE TO PROBE THE
RETAILERS OF THE COUNTRY
Long Time Head of Peo
ria Diocese is Fit
IS DONE BY THE POPE
Rare Distinction in Advance
ment of Retired Bishop
in This Manner.
Peoria, 111., May 15. (Special.)
Right Rev. John Lancaster Spalding
received notification this morning of
his appointment as titular archbishop
RT. UKV. JOHN L. SPALDING,
lUtired 'Heat of ivoriu Itloucse Ke
of Scypliotopolis, by a decree issued by
Pope Pius at the Vatican in Rome.
Scypliotopolis is a small town in Pal
estine 55 miles northeast of Jerusalem,
now known as Bethson. It became a
Catholic bishopric in the 4th cen
tury. RrNlicnril I.axt Fall.
Bishop Spalding resigned as bishop
of the Peoria diocese last fall owing
to failing strength, and . his successor
has not as yet been named. When he
determined to relinquish the burden of
active ecclesiastical duties. Fathers
Keating of Ottawa, Kldon of Blooming-
ton, Duffy of Danville, and O'Reilly of
Peoria visited Washington and urged
upon the apostolic delegate the recog
nition of Bishop Spalding's eminent
Service's by the conferring of the spe
I.nlil lief ore the Pope.
Acting under this suggestion, the
t matter was laid before the pope, and
the result is his advancement to the
archbishopric of this oriental see, an
honor rarely Conferred.
The appointment does not entail ac
FAST TRAIN HITS
A DAMAGED BRIDGE
Low Speed Averts Fearful Accident
on Wabash in Missouri Several
Kansas ,Clty, May 15. It is believed
that hone of the 12 persons injured
TAFT USES BIG
STICK UPON A
Washington, May 15. President Taft
has written a letter o Governor Stubss
of Kansas, In which he declares, with
. emphasis Jie will not permit himself
to be used by any.political faction for
the promotion of political fortunes, and
at he same time revoking the appoint-
ment of Robert Stone of Topeka, a per-
sonal friend cf Stubbs. to be special
assistant' to the United States attorney
general. , The situation grows out of .
Drifilows' long senatorial fight off last
year, it Is said. Taft, a
frlcnd of Ixnig's, kept out of he fight
besause he did not want to be placed
Ut the position of having, interfered in
any factional fight in any state. Stubbs
was auieu wuu iMisiow.
o .0 n
will die as a result of the wreck of the
Wabash Buffalo-Colorado limited pas
senger train, westbound, near llan
dolph. Mo., last night. The train
crashed into the twin steel bridge
spanning Rush river. The bridge piers
had been "undermined by recent high
waters. The" fact that the train was
proceeding at slow speed wa all that
prevented a tearful disaster. JSight
passengers were injured more or less
seriously and hundreds of others shak
Rain in Iowa Flooded Number
of Districts and Caused
MUCH WIND IN KANSAS
Partial I H-st ruction of Villages With
Loss of Life Keported at Kan
Boone, Iowa, May 15. A cloudburst
occurred last evening at Huxley, Iowa,
lllstones as large as hen's eggs cov
ered the ground six inches deep.
Roads are buried under water for
miles around. .
Im Large Casualty I. Int.
Kansas City.May 15. A recapitula
tion of last night's storm, general over
northwestern Missouri, eastern and
central Kansas, and extending into Ok
lahoma, and which in places reached
the proportions of a tornado, shows
three known , dead, six others missing,
55 injured, at least half a dozen of the
latter seriously hurt. The principal
damage was done at -Hollis, a town of
150 inhabitants, near Concordia, Kan.,
and at Mount Washington, Mo., eight
miles eaBt of Kansas City.j
Nearly All House Destroyed.
In both these places practically ev
ery house was either damaged or de
molished, and dozens of persons in
jured. The dead:
Frederick Jeardoe, a boy, at Hollis,
v unam JMiiottfr AcarafiPkernear
William Ackley, member of a Santa
Fe railway bridge gang working near
Great Bend, Kan., missing.
Charles Quance, a raTiehman, near
Five members of the family of -a
farmer named Eckstrom near Hollis.
TO ATTEND RACES
Local tioat Club Will lie Represented
at Regatta in Clinton llec
The Clinton boat club has issued
invitations to the ' members of the
boat club of this city to compete in
thei races which are to be- held in
Clinton on Decoration day and it is
probable that a good , representation
from the Island City boating associ
ation will accept the invitation. This
will be the first affair of its kind
ever given by the Clinton club and
while it is not -very pretentious it
promises to bring together - a large
number of boats and boat owners
from this section of the river. The
program includes the usual races for
small boats, cabin cruisers and rac
ing models and some excellent prizes
have been posted. The prizes are all
in the shape of silver loving cups and
there will be three for each race,
A special meeting of, the Island
City boating association will be call
ed for next inursday evening and
business left over from the last meet
ing will receive the attention of the
club 'members. The race committee
is to hold a meeting this week and
plan for the races and cruises of the
year. The members of the commit
tee which had charge of this work
last year, proved so satisfactory that
they have been reappointed and the
experience which they" have gained
will be of value to them in planning
for a season of enjoyment.
A number or the members are
going to - get together . at ,the club
house tomorrow morning and make a
general overhauling of the place with
a view to having the harbor in the
best of shape in the shortest possible
time. Several ef the beats are-go-
ing to Drlng additional booms which
have been secured lately and they
wm be placed in position in the bar -
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LYONS MAN IS GAS VICTI M
R.. II. A. Himningpen, Retired Kel
- Estate Dealer, Found Dead. "
Chicago, May 15. B. II. A. Hinnlng-
sen, aed 82, a retired real estate deal-
er 6' Lyons, Iowa' was found dead by
accidental asphyxiation today in a.
roomat the home of Louis K. Boysen
of Chicago, ; a friendto visit whom
. aeceaseu came nere yesieraay.
The rural congressman will
THIS? 0, NO, IT
New York, May 15. The largest ship
ment of tobacco ever taken from Amer
ica for the personal use of a traveler
was that taken by Kermit -Roosevelt
when he sailed with his father for
Africa. The consignment consisted of
125 bviarwood pipes, 200 short stem
clay pipes, two dozen long stemmed
church wardens, -500 small packages
French (iovei'iunent Kmployes Re
turning; to Work, Labor Feder
ation UoKertitiK Cause.
Pails, May 15. The government to
day regards the strike of the govern
ment employes as virtually ended.
More strikers returned to work this
morning. The General Federation of
Labor, perceiving that the psycholog-
CHAMP CLARK FOR PRESIDENT;
BY TAV. i
(Special Correspondence of The Argus.)
.Washington, May 13. Champ Clark
for president in 1912!
A. canvass among the leading demo
crats now in Washington reveals that
the minority leader of the house is
one of those being discussed as avail
able presidential material.
Clark's wholesome stand on tariff
revision,, his public record, personality,
experience; his popularity with Bryan
as well as Bryan's enemies within the
party; his close association with the
people as. a. result of having lectured
in nearly every congressional district
In the United States, are points urg
ed by -the Missourlans friends as rea
sons why he is the logical candidate
for standard bearer of democracy in
the next presidential election. .
Uur to IlrVcnt Fight.
Mention of Clark at this time, how
ever, is "probably, due to the great pub
licly. given tjie. recent fight of the
democrats to overthrow Speaker Can
non and the' objectionable house" rules,
particularly in Collier's Weekly, ind
Everybody's and Success magazines
The accounts bf this fight as printed I ocrats stick together on this proposi
ti the periodicals mentioned : gave (turn, we can nominate Champ Clark
Clark considerable praise because of for president." Some time later J. C.
his attitude in the contest. . ; i Icantrill nominated the minority leader
When the republican insurgents metn the floor of the bouse.
and decided to oust Cannon and the
iCannon rules if possible, they doubted
very much if. the democrats would aid
ithem. Y .
I '"Cannon Will do the democrats more
Eood as speaker than if he is not speak-
er," theorized the insurgents.' "If Can-
Withholds Ihe speakership it will hv all
'probability defeat the republican party
In the congressional elections of 1910.
Therefore, the democrats will not as-
sist ps to dethrone Cannon." '
I However, a committee of the insurg-
ents, beaded by, John M. Nelson of,
Wisconsin, -decided to lay the matter ,
, squarely Derore Clark.
have all summer to explain the new
AND CHEW ALL OF
WAS FOR NATIVES
of granulated smoking tobacco, 60
pounds of cut plug' smoking, 100 tines
of high grade bird's eye. 80 pounds of
plug chewing, SO pounds of fine cut,
CiOOO " cigarets. The company which
sold the tobacco to Kermit announced
yesterday he told them he was tak
ing it to Africa to give io the natives
instead of the trinkets which are usu
ally expected from travelers.
ical moment has passed, and that the
movement is doomed to failure, is no
longer anxious to associate itself with
the lost cause. ;
EXPLOSION ON LAKE ERIE
Seven .Men Are Injured, Four I'er
. Imps Fatally in Accident.
Painesville, Ohio, May 15 Seven
men were injured, four of whom may
-A. t m . . . '
uie, ui a resuu oi tne explosion or a
boiler ou the steamer James H. Hoyt
three miles off shore on Lake Erie to-'
day. The boat was on the way from
Cleveland to Ashtabula.
BOOM FOR 1912
Mr. Clark,' said Nelson, "we fully,
realize that it is to the interest of the
democratic party to have Cannon and
the old rules retained. Are you will
mg to lay aside this opportunity to
gain .political capital for the good of
the cause of the people in general?"
"I am," said Clark. "I wilj do my
best to get every democratic member
Since that day Clark has been sized
up carefully by leading democrats, and
the deeper they investigate his quali
fications the more enthusiastic they
become in their conviction he will re
ceive considfjation for the. nomination.
Today Clark's fitness is being urged
very quietly by men that have been
impressed by his conduct as leader in
the house. Some day within, the next
year or two a full-fledged Champ Clark
boom is certain to be chronicled in
dispatches from Washington.
Una Hroken Out Twice.
Twice the dark enthusiasm has
broken, out in public. At a caucus of
the house democrats during the fight
on the Cannon rules Ollie M. James
of Kentucky declared" that "If we dein-
No concerted effort will be made by
, Clark's friends to advance his Inter -
ests toward the goal mentioned until
following the congressional elections
hig the congressional elections
of 1S10, which," even in the opinion of
some, republicans, is likely , to send y y We t ; yV. . and. top,.,,
democratic; majority to the house andl v,rS,n,f. . 1
elevate Clark to the speakership. " lyearS h,eld l?,e rerf the
In no state in the union will ImtilZ??1 the
, , . . . , . . I
er effort be made to give the democrat-1
ic side of the house the majority of
members than in Clark' home stated
Missouri. In that state, the lssu .tl 1
be Cannon vs. Clark for speaker On'tf sinning m appearan
that issW Clark's friends-feel confl-'t re WashinSton- fae a regarded
(dent that of the 16 congressionarTHs-J
tariff to his constituents.
BUDGET IS READY
Illinois ' Legislature Will Ap
propriate $20,400,000 All
MATTER IS UP NEXT WEEK
Hill Providing for Xine-foot Sheets in
Hotels and Lodging Houses Is
Springfield, 111., May 15. The appro
priations of the 4Cth general assembly
will approximate 120,400,000. The big
committees that deal-wlth state finances
for both houses have finished their
woyk. The last of the bills will be in
next week, and, according to David E.
Shanahan, head of the house commit
tee, the biennial budgefthis time will
be J19.992.493. To this amount is to
he added ,a batch, of bIlls,some of
which have already been passed and
some of which are still pending, mak
ing appropriations for a wide variety
of purposes, from $130,000 for salaries
of the assembly employes to $1,000 for
the purchase of a portrait of Patrick
Henry for ttyj statehouse. They total
tricts of the state, from 12 to 14 will
go democratic, instead of 10, as in the
congressional elections of 190S
Would Carry Own State.
Taft carried Missouri by about 700
votes. About 700.000 voters live with
in the state. With" Chanlp Clark as
democratic nominee for president," Mis
souri, Clark's friends assert, could be
thrown back into the democratic col
umn, wnicn is practically necessary
for a democratic victory. Clark could
also carry Kentucky, in which state he
was born. As a lecturer, Clark, has
come close to having visited every con
gressional district in the United 'States,
which Js unquestionably a great boost
to a man in politics. Clarkf already
has dates booked for 14 weeks for the'
coming, summer. .
That Champ Clark could carrr the
Pacific coast in the event of his se
curing the democratic nomination is
confidently, asserted by his friends
Nowhere was he more royally enter
tained than in California, Oregon and
Washington. Clark stands for, Japan
ese exclusion, an Issue tbat would be
likely to make the three Pacific coast
republican states democratic territory.
Clark Is 59 years old.' His, career is
decidedly Lincolnesque. Born or hum
ble parents, he has In his time worked
as a hired farmVhand. clerked in a
1 C untry
countryt store, edited" a country news-
and practiced law. He was edu-
Ijie common schools, Bethany
college, and Cincinnati law 5 school
T f fio Kannma nrn Lnn f n H C n but. Vt n 1 1
uuncu oiateH. j it? naa Bervea in -con-
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r. J y J "
13 "f" commanding per-
SOnali.ty' an? cnly he is well pre-
oci i oiiu cu muli: m auuearance.
(Continued on Fags Four.)
about $390,000, which is to be added to
Mr. Shanahan's estimate. Two years
ago the appropriations came to $20,
208,11c. " .
Divided the Work.
As has been customary for years, the
house committee has handled the ap
propriations 'for the state university,
the charitable Institutions and the state
militia, while the senate committee has
worked on the appropriations for the
penal and reformatory institutions; the
normal schools, the state fair and the
other farmers' institution. As summar
ized by Mr. Shanahan, the appropria
tions will be as follows:
Payment state emidoves (om-
Charitahle institutions $ 6.792.815
nibus 1.111) 4.840.000
'niverslty of Illinois 2.343 4100
Penal institutions '. 2.:00.00u
Payment of state officers 2,l!0O.0ii0
State militia gtiti.CTK
Normal schools 750.000
Appropriated two yt?ars ago
for same purposes 20,20S,H6
Shert Bill Advanced.
Among bills read a second time and
advanced to third reading in the hour.e
was house bill No. 713, committee on
miscellaneous subjects. Tuis is a sub
stitute committee bill for the measure
ntroduced by Representative Shei-
hard, which provided for nine-foot
sheets if all hotels, Mr. Shephard be
ing" an exceptionally tall man. The
substitute, which purports to regulate
Hie conduct of hotels, inns and public
lodgjng houses, provides that the sheets
shall be 9'J inches long. The bill fur
ther provides that hotels and lodging
houses of more than 10 rooms which
are not equipped with fire escapes shall
maintain ropes in their rooms for the
safe, exit of guests.
Summary of Hon Sennion.
'The routine work of advancing the
bills on the calendar from first and
second reading began-yesterday when
the house convened. All of the char
itable institution bills were read a first
time and advanced to second reading.
The bill granting $1,000 a year to the
G. A. R. was passed, 81 to 0.
two other appropriation bills were
passed by the house. One of these ap-1
proprlates JJO.TaO for improvements at
Camp Logan, near Chicago.. The other
appropriates $500 per annum in aid of
Kach-was paseTMrrarCTe-of 7S yeas.;
" , . ,
The bill which makes the automobile
license annual instead of one payment,
for all time was advanced to third
reading in the house. Chairman Shan
ahan of the house appropriations com
mittee expects that the bill will raise
a revenue for the state of approximate
ly $45,000 annually. It provides an an
nual license fee of $2. Under the pres
ent law owners of automobiles pay a
single fee of $2, to have their machines
licensed, there being no provision for
an annual collection of the amount.
A perfunctory session of the senate
precled the joint session for ballot
ing on the election of a United States
senator. Adjournment was taken to 5
p. m. Monday.
EAGLES FAIR IS TO
RUN 3 DAYS MORE
Great Sucress Warrants Extension of
Time Originally Set
The Eagles' fair has been meeting
with such "great success, that at a
meeting last night it was decided to
continue the fair three days longer
than was originally intended and ac
cordingly it will be In progress Mon
day. Tuesday and Wednesday even
ings of next week instead of wind
ing up this evening.
The program for last evening was
carried out as announced and it was
thoroughly enjoyed. A strong pro
gram will be presented this evening
and Ithe ucual dancing will be in or-
Yesterday in Congress
Washington, May 15. Following is
a summary; compiled from the official
proceedings, of the work of both
houses of congress yesterday: .
SESAtE Aftaln the committee on finance-
was upheld when the senate vot-
. aown an amendment by Senator
cummins to lower the duty on round
Iron. etc.. by a-vote of 35 to 42. and'up
bed the house rate, which -was recom
mended by 'the senate committee. Al
most the entire session was given up to
a debate on the profits or the United
States Steel corporation, and toward the
end of the day personalities were freely
Indulged In by-senators. This occwfd
when Senator Root had spoken in de
fense of thto-Anance committee and In
criticism of senators who, had complain
ed of .the failure, of that committee to
provide more ample Information con
cerning various scheuiJes. Mr. Money,
addressing himself directly to the sen
ator from New York, resented what he
characterised as a lf-cture to the senate.
.nd said that if the senator from New
lorK desired less .speaking. in , the body
h should do lesabf it. himself." Sena
tor fc!veridge proposed an amendment
to. the.iaiiii Dili Increasing the tax on
tobacco and its products, and charged
that by continuing the short weiirlii
packages of the Spanish war period the
NMUIPI'A triIRt Wna rAnntniy a It . u .... . 1
J2i,oooooo year. At 6:i o'clock. p.'tn.lwil1' De presented to- Justice Garretson
the senate adjourned.
tlOl SK .Tlie house was not in sen.
Senator Gore of Oklaho
ma Wants Action on
BUT IT IS LAID OYER
Leaders Admit That Prospects
, of Adjournment Before
Aug. 1 Are Slrm.
Washington, May.15. When the sen
ate opened today Gore of Oklahoma
precipitated a lively debate by asking
immediate consideration of a resolu
tion instructing the committee on fi
nance to obtain by investigation import
prices' of various articles of general
and ordinary consumption, also the
wholesale and retail prices of such ar
ticles when used in this country. The
object is to determine whether the
retailers are practicing extortion. Con
sideration of the resolution was post
poned until Monday,
Knilarra IIoom Doty.
When the steel schedule was taken
up, Aldrlch withdrew the amendment
of the committee on finance increasing
the duty on strucural steel and the
house provision of .3 of 1 per cent per
So Karly Adjournment.
Washington, May 15. Senators Hale,
Guggenheim and Scott, sitting In the
cabinet room of the White bouse to
day to see President Taft. fell to dis
cussing the date of the probable ad
journment of 'congress. They admitted
Aug. 1 seemed now to be the earliest
possible date that congress could agree
upon a tariff bill..
would Clear Pre.. Gallery.
Scolt reiterated he believed congresB
r(, 1,1 jwtimirn in ivn wwVi If Anm
one would close' uu the Dress rallerr
(and clear the public galleries 4f pec-
tators He was sur th- "win,! tam.
mhie" woui(i st0D then nnd that rnn-
gress could get down to actual voting
on the bill.
MAY BE FORTY
Kansas City, May 13. Between 30
and 40 persons were injured, some of
them probably fatally, by the wreck of
Alton train No. 14 near Odessa. Mo..
this mornig. The train left Kansas
City at 8:13 this -morning, and Was a
local bound for Bloomington, 111.
WILL BUILD ROAD
FOR BIGAUT0 RACE
J. Iewis Company Will Prepare 24
. Mile Steedvay in Indiana for '.
Contests Jnue 18 and 10..
A' matter of Interest to automobile
enthusiasts andslocal industries is the
contract that 'was awarded last week
to the F. J. Lewis Manufacturing com
pany w hose plant is located on Second
street near the water power station,
Moline, for the preparation of 24 miles
of road in Indiana in the vicinity of.
Crown. Point and Lowell, to be used,
for the automobile raes June IS anl
19. The race is being given under the
auspices of the Chicago Automobile
club for the Ira M. Cobe cup.. There
will be $30,000 spent on the' prepara
tion of tiie road for (he two day'a
races,' and it js expected that the en
tire cost of the event -will be about
JURY WILL ASK
. CAPTAIN llfllNS
New York, May. 15. A "petition for
clemency signed by members, of the
jury which convicted .Captain Peter fc.
llains of manslaughter in killing Anfila"
!11 1 '
lMondav when Main- nnm K .
.i " wuao wiviv uio
court to be sentenced.
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