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FIFTY-EIGHTH YEAR. NO. tiOl.
THE ARGUS, THURSDAY. JUNE 10, 1909. TEN PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
DEEP WATERWAY IS SIDETRACKED BY THE BOARD OF . ENGINEERS
IR. EDWARD EVERETT HALE. Ii PRAISE OF A MATIQM
WARD EVERETT HALE,
SENATE CHAPLAIN, IS DEAD
IS PAID WRIGHT BROTHERS
Venerable Theologian and
Man of Letters Passes
WAS 87 YEARS OF AGE
Passing a Shock to Boston
Though Anticipated by
Boston. Muss.. Juno 10. Rev. Dr.
Edward Everett Hale, chaplain of
the United States senate since 1!K'3.
died at his homo in lloxbtiry today.
The news c-f the death of Dr. Hale
shocked Huston to an unusual degree
because comparatively few knew he
was ill. A week ago he was present
EV. KDWAIID EVERETT HALTS
at the .celebration in honor of the
90th birthday of Mrs. .Julia Ward
Howe, his contemporary in many re
form movements with which both
had been identified for more than 0
Fnnilty A n itre of WrnknrN.
To hi.i family it. had been appar
ent for some time that Dr. Hale's health
whs failing. A few days ao heart
weakness was noticed and his con
dition became alarming. His great
ape, R7 years, militated against him.
He had not been confined to bed at
any stage of his illness.
He retired at the usual time; last
night, but his physicians had noted
evideii'-es that led him to .vu the
immediate members of the family
that the end was not far off. As the
night pasi;rd. Dr. Halo constantly be
came weaker, until the end came
about at .1 o'clock Hi is morning.
YVllNliillK'on Is Saddened.
Washington, June 1o. .News of
the death of Dr. Hale reached the
senate early today ami was received
with general expression of regret.
No figure has been more familiar
about the precincts of the senate
than that of the venerable chaplain
and no person was more rci-p-etd
and beloved. His unassuming man
ner and genial disposition, he had
become a general favorite with sen
atora and employes while his distinc
tion in the world of letters and the-
Washington, June 10. The porposed
14 foot deep waterway project from St.j
Louis to the gulf received a blow to
day when the board of, engineers re
ported to congress that such a water
way is not desirable.' The waterway
would cost $128,000,000 for construc
tion and $6,000,000 annually for main
tenance, the engineers say.
MISSISSIPPI SlUVKY CAUSE.
The report was based on the survey
cf the Mississippi river by the special
board of engineers created by act of
congres--. The conclusions reached by
bo'.h the special board and the regular
board of engineers are practically the
same. - The report of the regular board
that it is not' desirable to construct a
navigable channel cf 14 feet deep frcm
St. Louis or from Chicago to the mouth
of the Mississippi was based on the
conclusion of the special board that
only commerce originating from
sources that, do not at present ship by
clotty had caused hint to be generally
sought wit by .strangers.
President Taft upon being inform
ed of Dr. Hale's death sent a tele
gram of condolence to Mrs. Hale.
Federal Warrants for Three
Moie Members of Ohio
ARE ISSUED AT COLUMBUS
of the Holdup
Columbus. June in. Federal war
rants for three more members of the
Ohio vende tta or the JilaclC Hand band
of blnoil-mon;y grasping Italians were
issued today, and three members c-f
the Sam I.imas gang sought have fled.
Two of the three are Sam Linias,
Father Antonio and his brother Step
pauo. The identity of the third Is with
held by the authorities.
I :x ;(( to C.rl Lenders.
"When we capture these three," said
Postofike Inspector Oldiield, "I think
we will have the principals who have
been conducting Black Hand holdups
in Ohio and western Pennsylvania for
the last IS months or more.."
LAST GRAND MARCH
Ten Thousand Wearers of the Gray
on Parade at Memphis Heat
Memp'nis, Juno 10. Ten thous
and I nited Confederate veterans to
day marched in what was probably
the last big parade in which they will
ever participate. The heat was so
iiiien.-.e that the line of march was
cut down to about a mile and the
countermarch eliminated. Command
ers of cHvisic.iA. and brigades were
directed that the older and feebler
members of their commands .should
General Frederick D. Grant oc
cupied a place of honor in the re
CANNOT USE MAILS ,
FOR STRIKE BREAKERS
Don or, June. 10. It is fraudulent
use of the mails for any one in the
interest of strikers to communicate by
let' or with strike breakers offering
positions in other towns when such
positions do not really exist. This was
the decision of Ihe federal court here
To Find Dr. Cook.
New York, June 10. Announcement
has been made by the Arctic Club of
America that arrangements have been
completed for an expedition to go to
the relief of Dr. A
Cook, the explorer
who lias been in the Arctic
more than two years.
IT'S TOO EXPENSIVE
river would justify the great cost of a
sjiii,i.i;h (haxm;i, adequate f
It is claimed the present demands of J
commerce between St. Louis anad the
gulf will be adequately met by an 8-foot
channel from St Louis to the mouth!
of the Ohio, and a channel of net less
than 9 feet in depth below the mouth
of the Ohio.
CNt lit Estimated.
Washington, June 10. One hun
dred and twenty-eight million dollaia
is the estimated cost of the Chicago
to gulf 14 foot waterway as finally
made up and sent to congrpss by Sec
retary of War Dickinson yesterday.
Of this amount $30,000,000 is the
estimate' for the route from Chicago
to St. Louis.
The estimated cost of maintenance
for the Chicago-St. Louis division is
The estimated cost of maintenance
from St. Louis to the gulf is $600,
000 annually. ' . -
Secretary of War Dickinson sent
a letter of transmittal of about 150
words with the report.
If Andrew Carnegie Is Successful in His Efforts to Bring About
May Have Peace Statuary in Front of All
FIND MAIL POUCH
Discarded Mail Sack Contain
ing Money and Jewelry
JQLEN-EROM I. C TRAIN
Car Is Entered While Jt Was
Standing in the Champaign
Champaign, 111., June 10. A discard
ed registered mail pouch the contents
of which it is believed were wokMi
more than $5,000; in jewelry and cur
rency was found hero today by officers
searching for the thieves who stole It
last night from the Illinois Central
train southbound from Chicago as it
stood at the station.
lioltbrry AY Daring;.
The robbery was unusually daring.
The loss was not discovered until the
tiain had pulled out.
HALF A MILLION
AT PARIS FUNERAL
Pomp and Magnificence Mark Last
Kites for Publisher Chau
chard. Paris, June 10. Not for several
years has Paris witnessed a spectacle
of such pomp and magnificence as seen
Uodav at the funeral of II. A. Chauch-
aid, proprietor of the Magasins Du
Luvre, from the Church of Madeleine.
The church was besieged, and it is es
timated considerably more than half a
million people crowded the street
along which the funeral procession was
to take its way.
Prominent Man Suicides.
New York, June .10. William J.
Coiuley, president of the International
Society of Art, shot and killed himself
P. LEADERS FOR JUST TARIFF?
(Special Correspondence of the Argus.)
Washington, June 8.-Lost, strayed
0r stolen The republican platforai
promise of revision of the tariff on
the basis of equalization of cost ,of
production here and abroad, plus rea
sonable profit! Last heard of in
speech of William HowarU Taft at
Milwaukee, Sept. 24, 1908. If found,
report immediately at Washington.
This, in substance, is the notice to
consumers, as placed in the Congress
ional Record by Senators Stone of
Missouri and Owen of Oklahoma.
They have searched high and low for
evidence that the republican members
of the ways and means committee cf
the house or the Aldrica finance com
Spanish Steamer Antonio
Lopez on the Beach
TUGS GO TO RESCUE
Has Passenger List of 526
With Crew of 135 Sea
New York, June 10. The Spanish
steamer. Antonio Lopez, with 52C
passengers and a crew of 135,
grounded on Fire island last night
and lay on the beach all' niglft,
pounded by the heavy seas.
Rockets sent up for ' assistance
warned the crew of the Point Ol
woods life saving station but they
could do nothingiuntil daylight.
IVrrckluK Tun Sent Out.
Early today wrecking tugs reached
the stranded steamer and a life boat
was launched through the serf and
the work of transferring the passen
gers to wrecking tugs was begun.
The sea is still too high to permit
passengers to be landed.
The steamer appeared to be un
damaged and in no immediate dan
ger as the sea is subsiding.
Most of the passengers, are from
Italian and Spanish ports.
Alt rnmriiKrra Transferred.
All the passengers were transfer
red from the Antonio Lopez,' to the
tug Reliefe without serious accident.
The Reliefe started for New York
with the passengers early in the af
mittee of the senate, made any at
tempt to reviEe the tariff on the basis
the republican platform and Mr. Taft
promised it would be revised on. Had
that theory been actually used by
cither committee, it would have neces
sitated, a reduction in import duties of
over 50 per cent. . ' -
. Ignored ly Ald'rleh.
Time and again, when the finance
committee reported higher rates on
articles, members on the democratic
side demanded if the increase was jus
tified by difference in cost of produc
tion here and abroad. This request
for-justification of advanced duties
was ignored by Aldrlch, The fact has
been developed beyond qnestion that
the "equalization of labor cost" theory
the Peace of the World, Wc
Heroic Work Checks Flow of
Water Through Sault Ste.
LOSS WILL BE-HEAVX.NE
As Result of Krcaking of iates. Bus.
iness Will Ie Forced Through
Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., June 10.
AP.er a night of hard work employes
of the Canadian ship canal here have
succeeded today in partially shutting
of the- torrent of water which has
been roaring through the canal since
the lock gates were torn out yesterday
by the steamer Perry G. Walker.
Pressure Presents Problem.
All but four of the 10-foot steel wick
ets which make a movable dam pro
vided for emergencies have been plac
ed. Rut the pressure against the dam
is now so great that the forcing of
these four remaining wickets down
against the tremendous head of water
is an engineering problem of magni
One Hunt Sank.
Sault Ste Marie, Mich., June 10.
The steamer Perry G. Walker, of the
Gilchrist fleet upbound yesterday af
ternoon carried away the lower gates
of the lock in the Canadian side ship
canal. The Assinabia and Crescent
City were in the lock downbound
when the Walker carried away the
lower gates. The water rushed out
of the great lot:k, carrying the two
ships with it. Assiuaboia was not
seriously damaged but the Crescent
City stove a hole in its bow and sank
at the pier on the American side of
the river. '
Keitenibled a Mill Have.
With the lower gates gone the cur
rent carried out the upper gales and
in a moment the river was sweeping
through the canal like a mill race
doing enormous damage to its rock
bottom. Meanwhile the Walker, in
sinking condition succeeded in reach
THE G. O.
was abandoned almost as soon as it
was written in the platform.
That President Taft will be violat
ing bis pre-election promises if ne
signs the present bill can be easily
At.-Milwaukee he said:
"Much criticism has been made be
cause of the fact that in some of the
protected industries the product Is
sold abroad and in foreign narkets-at
a less price than that at which they
are sold here. It must be ad
initted that Buch a practice, if it is
constant through all seasons, sugges's
that the tariff may be properly re
duced. And (if. must be admitted) that
the tariff ie greater than the differe-i
.Continued From Pagt Four.)
ins the dock on tlio American side
of the river.
The loss to the Canadian govern
ment will probably reach $200,000
and the damage to the Crescent City
is estimated at $100,000. The dam
age to the steamers Walker and As
sinaboia is comparatively light. it
is believed the American locks here
are capable of Yarrying all traffic
under present conditions of the ship
Legislative Measure Freeing
Rock River Bridges Sign
ed by Governor.
WILL BE EFFECTIVE JULY 1
Affords Rock Island Opportunity to
Get Kid of Tolls if So Dis
posed. Springfield, June 10. (Special.)
Governor Deiieen today signed the bill
of Representative H. - L. Wheelan cf
Rock Island which passed the recent
legislature, authorizing municipalities
to turn over bridges owned by them
to the county.
Ilcconie Effective July I.
"The new act becomes effective July
Leader of Famous Pair of
I and is destined to relieve cities sit
uated as are Rock Island and Molina
of the. burden of maintaining to!l
bridges outside the city limits and it
is provided that with the' passing; of
the bridges from the city to the county
he tolls shall be abolished.
Convention for Charaities.
Butfalo, June 10. The annual con-
ference of -Charities
which -assembled here
continued its work today. The topics
for the day are "Immigrants,'.' Chil
dren." and "Families and Neighbor
YESTERDAY IN CONGRESS
Washington, June 10. Following is
summary, compiled from the official
proceedings,, of the ' work of both
houses of congress yesterday:
SK LITK The woolen schedule was
still umlcr coniMcratioii in -ilic senate
when JU &:3) o clock the usual recess
for' dinner- was taken. Several votes
were obtained during Hie clay, and thus
a numbr of nara uraelis were tuisKcd
upon. AmoiiK these were the para
graph on top waste, etc.,' on which th
ommittc-e amendment increased the
house rrtte on wool top waste and oth
er wastes from 0 cent er pound to
30 cents pit pound. whii!i. on a division
of the senate, was adopted hy u vote of
i to a vote was also obtained
upon the committee amendment in
creasing the. duty on shoddy from 20
on top rrnm IS to 2 cents, the com.
on tops frofm IS to I'O cents, the com
mittee preVi"linr in both cases. Speech
es were made during the clay by Sena
tors warren atiu ija. follette, the for
mer advocatinir a Eenerally iwereased
duty, while- the latter contended, as on
previous occasions, tor a general reduc
tion. The two senators cuatced in i
sharp controversy. Senator iJolliver de
clared that n -'raj? trust" exists, and
was contradicted by Mr. 'Warren.
letter was rend from Governor Durbin
of Indiana advising prompt action on
tne t.iriiT iu. -
HOLSli The house was not in sea
slon. . -
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Successful Inventors of
Aerial Navigation Giv-
en Gold Medal
BY PRESIDENT TAFT
Event in Washington ; Proves
One. of National Interest
Washington, June 10. Achieve
ment oft the inau flight for which
men have striven for more than
4,000 years was celebrated today.
After having been paid homage by
the rulers of Europe,' Wilbur and
Orille Wright of Dayton, Ohio, to
day received their first public recog
nition by their fellow countrymen in
the east room of the White house at
2:30 this afternoon.
President Taft ' in a brief speech
presented to the inventors the gold
medals awarded them by the Aero
jilub of America to comnleiuorate the
invention of the first successful fly
Event of National Interest.
The event was intended to be one
of national interest and to carry out
Aeronauts Honored Today.
this ideao.the Aero' club of America
invited the leading newspapers
throughout the country to print edi
torials today appropriate' to the oc
casion. " . ''''-...
Governors of the various states
have sent landatory niessagescon-"
gratulating them on . their success.
These together, with '.resolutions
adopted by the numerous scientific
organizations and letters written by
prominent scientists . nave been put
in book form and will be presented
to the Wrights. -
Series of functions.
The Wright brothers after being
entertained at luncheon by the Aero
club of Washington proceeded to the
White house where they were pre
sented to President Taft by Repre
sentative Herbert Parsons of New
York who told of their great achieve
ments. More than 1,000 invitations
were sent out for the White bouse
Mrrialn . re Klghoratr.
The medals cost $2,300 and bear
likenesses of the two brothers on one
idc and an inscription on the re
verse side. ' .
BAN ON CIGARETS
Seattle, June 10. The new anti-
cigaret law went Into effect at mid
night. The opinion of . the attorney
geueial's office is that any person who
has them in .his possession is subject
to fliie and imprisonment. .
The Alaska-Yukon-racific exposition
police will enforce the law strictly and
no one- will be permitted to smoke,
cigareta on the grounds.