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I JFTY-NINTH YEAH. NO. 50.
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 1909. TWELVE PAGES.
PKICE TWO CENTS.
You Can Help Send Santa Claus Into Cheerless Homes--The Argus Shows You How
OPENS SPECIAL SESSION
WITH MUCH WORK TO D
Governor's Message Re
newing Fight For Deep
SESSIONS CUT SHORT
Both Houses Agree to Adjourn
Tomorrow Jill Jan. 4. Im
. portant Bills In.
Springfield, 111., Dec. 14. (Special.)
Both houses of the legislature met
at noon today in special session. A
joint resolution was passed by both
houses that when they adjourn tomor
row It shall be to Tuesday, Jan. 4.
Senator Walter Clyde Jones intro
duced the administration primary elec
tion bills, Ave In number.
Oglly Mfunrf I'p AkIh.
Senator John Daly introduced a pri
mary bill which is the Oglesby act of
1903 with a provision to in jet the su
premo court objections that the voters
shall determine how many members of
the lower house cf the general assem
1 bly shall be nominated.
Senator Isely Introduced the demo
cratic primary bill providing for the
nomination of pi! candidates by direct
plurality prime-rics, the voters to de- j
termine how many members of the low-;
er house shall be nominated, and the j
names of all candidates to be printed j
en one ballot as in ejections. j
IJerp Wiivenvay mil In. j
Senator Sc-hm-n introduced the dem-
ccratic deep waterway bill, the same ;
Generally fair tonight and Wednes
day. Slightly cooler tonight, with the
minimum temperature about 15 or 20
degrees above zero.
Temperature at 7 a. m., 25; maxi
mum in 24 hours, 30; minimum, 24.
Precipitation in 24 hours, .05 Inches.
Wind velocity at 7 a. m., 8 miles
stage or river at 7 a, m., z.b reet, a
fall cf .2 fedt in 24 hours. Relative
humidity, last evening S8, this morn
J. M. SIIERIER, Local Forecaster.
Dec. 14 In American History.
17S2 The British forces evacuated
Charleston, S. C.
1796 General Anthony Wayne, ' the
Revolutionary hero, commonly
called "Mad Anthony," died; born
1709 General George Washington, first
president of the United States, died
at Mount Vernon, Va.; born 1732.
1905 General Herman Haupt, civil
war veteran and oldest graduate
cf the West Toint Military acade
my, died; born 1817.
A HINT FOR THE SANTA CLAUS FUND
Sun sots 4:30. rises 7:13; moon sets
C:ll p. m.: 8:43 p. in., moon in con
junction with planet Uranus, passing
from west to east thereof; 12:54 a. in.,
moon at greatest libration east.
Old Santa Mr. Cold, Hard World, come in here and help make people happy.
fslANY SUFFER IN
LAKE SHORE WRECK
Three Killed and Seven Seriously and
H Slightly Injured in Accident
to Fast Train.
Erie. Pa., Dec. 14. Three Italians
IT IN SUIT TO
0 i 1 0 ! y 1 V COMPANY
Chicago, Dec. 14. The
United ' tie to the Dosplalnes river bed, will
States has entered the controversy ov-jbe a lcnS stride toward the final com
pletion ox tne commercial wsier rouio
fiom Chicago to New Orleans.
Supported on Two Oronada.
er the Dresden Heights dam of the
Economy Light and Power company
and the enormous water power rights
claimed along the Desplaines river.
The action, which was filed by Dis
trict Attorney Edwin W. Sims at the
Suit is being filed here today In the i director of the. attorney general, is
",-a"l'il " c 1 V.v5u-yi-iedaA-clrjtuu.-eouji. jnuiJJiirTne romyDaseq on two mahv,cnenUctna:
.forX2:v?rnE.enj. ajd.ud..aat-,!urtfn-anTsTTghtIy injured, ! pany ffom constructing the dam an 4 First, thai' title to the bed "of the
t;r:or i.enccn to name t.i- ciairman is now the estimate of the casualties ; for a decrpo COmpeH!ne the restoration Desnlaines river Is vested in the fed-
cl the committee.
inn senate pasbea auenmng me co:usion uetween t ne nf thp riesr.laines river to its condition eral government..
;:-.;ic:i to appoint a .mini ; .ew xorh. central east noima seeona hefore tho hiiildin of the dam was be- i
ccnirr..?:e3 of five to go to asmmron i section ana passenger train io. iu
rud s.y wl.at congress will Co for li:;
The Jones primary election bills
were introduced in the house by Rep
iesentative Gecrge IT. Hamilton.
The speaker ordered all bills intro
duced in the house to lie- on the table
end to be considered by the house in
committee of the whole.
Governor Deneen"s message was road
hi both houses and claimed close at
tention. (The governor's message in detail
appears on another page of The Argus.
Flifbt r.:ik- o ;! Finn.
j on the Lake Shore railroad at North
; East. Pa., last night.
ANTON LUND. Hollyville. Cal.
JOHN CLAIR. Cedar Point. Kan.
FRANCIS BERNARD, Cedar Point,
The limited was running unusually
fast to make up lost time. The pre
ceding train had been delayed on ac
count cf repr.ir.s to the engine and w.-is
jnst pulling out cf the depot when the
Look Step for Dffp Wntrrnaj.
This is the first step in the deep wat-
Second. that under the correct rule
of navigability the Desplaines river
is navigable and the construction of
the dam in question could only be
BIG FIRE LOSS
AT PEORIA, ILL.
Grand Opera House Building-,
Containing Two Newspaper
CAUSES PANIC IN HOTEL
REBELLION BREAKS OUT
AT MANAGUA AND DAYS OF
ZELAYASEEM NEAR AN EM
erty in the house, which was complete
ly destroyed, was worth $10,000.
Started During; Quarrel.
Cincinnati, Dec 14. A tenement
bouse fire last night which resulted in
the death of seven persons and fatal
Injury to two others was due to the
upsetting of a kerosene lamp during a
quarrel between tenants.
Three of the dead were burned to
cinders. The fire occurred Jn a build
ing which was occupied by about a
dozen families. All the occupants were
asleep and before the fire was discov
ered all egress was cut off to the un
fortunates who lived in the upper stor
ies. The frenzied inhabitants gathered
in the windows and climbed to the
roof, whence they Jumped into blank
ets held by the police and firemen.
Womnn and Child Jump.
One of the most tragic incidents
which occurred was when an unknown
woman, clasklng her 8-year-old son in
her arms, sprang from a third floor
window and both were instantly killed
In the fall to the sidewalk below.
Six men fled Jb the roof and were
about to leap to the street when they
were reached by firemen, who had to
use force to prevent them from vir
tually committing suicide.
The dwellers in the tenement were
so overwhelmed by panic that they
rushed headlong into the flames. The
fire was extinguished with slight trou
ble, with a total lows of about $5,000.
tors Shout Praise of
Capture of Three Towns Re
ported Vasquez Said to
Have Been Surrounded.
MEETING AT ST. PAUL
CALLED BY GOfilPERS
Railway Department of A. P. of Lc
Will Take Up Strike Some
of the Men Return.
Five Lose Lives In Fire in Cincin
nati Tenement, Several Others
erway program for the lakes-to-the-gulf j accomplished with the permission of
highway and the suit of the govern- j the secretary of war and chief of en
ment if it successfully establishes" a- gineers of the federal government.
appeared and crashed
ACTORS ARE FATALLY HURT
-'Springfield, 111.. Dec. 14. A resolu- I ....
'- tfn fr,r a mnt it :,t inn amrtI,im, i rain urork injures zs I i-ersons, in-
( liming i neairicai iroupe.
tion for a constitutional amer.dmvr
designed to repeal the authorization of
the $20,000,000 bond issue for deep
waterway purchases, is being consid
ered by opponents of the lakes to the
gulf canal project.
The report is that men of some prom
inence in both branches of the general
assembly a.r quietly encouraging the
movement io block the issuing of the
$20,000,000 of bonds on the ground that
the shin waterway is a dreim, and that
if the people had an opportunity to
vo'e on the proposition again they
would defeat it.
Whether there are my ulterior mo
tives behind the rumored opposition
to the waterway project has not yet
been discloped. However, there is con
siderable honest opposition developing
in the eastern part of the state, and
it is expected that a determined fight
will be made against ny legislation
designed to utilise the $20,ooo,000.
4 This opposition is not likely to pre
vail unless it should be sufficiently
strong to hold the balance of ixwer as
between ihe Denoen and Lorimer sup-
Blllw Thnt Are Itrnd.r.
Senator Jones has produced his pri
mary bills, which have been approved
by the governor, and Mr. Hull produc
ed his bill for the creation of an em
ployers' liability commission. The !
waterway bill will be intrusted to Sen
ator Schmitt, which will be in all es
sential points a copy of the Schmitt
bill defeated In tho regular session. It
is a water power bill first and a water
way proposition second.
The bill creating the employers' lia
bility commission for the purpose of
making an investigation of industrial
accidents and proposing a method of
compensation for injury and death in
industrial accidents, provides , for a
commission of seven members, two to
be employers, two to be employes, one
to be learned in the law, one to be fa
miliar with industrial Insurance, and
oe to be a plain, citizen interested In
iabor conditions. Their report is to
be submitted to the governor by Jan.
Draw Five Primary Dills.
In the hope of meeting all the su-
New Haven. Conn., Dec. 14. Em
phatic denial can be given to the re
port that William O. Thompson, pres
ident of the Ohio state university, will
be appointed January 1 to succeod
jtectives claim the chain of proof
l against him is absolute. J-Te Is now a
j piisoner. -
I Although Mrs. Hunter regained con
! sciousness several times before her
i death, she was never able to tell a
coherent story of the crime. The news
of his wife's death is being kept from
BODIES OF MINERS FOUND
St. Iouis, Mo.. Dec. II. Seven mem
L is oi the .Majestic theatrical circuit j secretary or Agriculture nson.
troupe, which was to open an engage-1 So far as President Taft, who Is In
i rnent h-re last night, are among the
i 24 persons injured, four probably fa
tally, when the smoking car of tho
Rock Island west-bound passenger
train Xo. 443. due here at 4:10 p. m.
yesterday, turned over between the
Dixie Mills and the creosote plant east
of Arsenta. Ark. The chair and sleep
ing car. following the smoker, also
jr.mpod the track, but were not over
turned. Those believed to be fatally hurt, are
S. F. Pinkey, back aud, injured;
Billie Henard, back and stomach in
jured; Gt-oitra Vann, legs and stomach
injured ; Mrs. George Vann, internally
Taft Goes to New Haven.
New York, Dec. 14. President Taft,
after hi3 busy hours of dining and
speech making here last evening, left
this morning for New Haven.
New Haven, Conn., Dec. 14. Pres
ident Taft arrived at 12:55 p. m., and
was at once driven to Colonel Ullman's
New Haven today, knows,
no intention of resigning.
BLOOD POINTS TO GUILT
Authorities Find Clotliing of Victim's
Husband Proof of Crime.
Savannah, Ga., Dec. 14. Bloody
clothing owned by J. H. Hunter, hus
band of Mrs. Maggie Hunter, the third
victim f the triple, murder of last
Friday afternoori, iias been found. De-
Seven Men Kvidently Died' of RIack
Damp at Wheatcmft, Ky.
Madisonville, Ky., Dec. 14. A res
cuing party today found the bodies of
seven miners entombed in the Bake
mine near Wheatcroft since Saturday
The miners evidently died from black
Peoria, Dec. 14. In the most spec
tacular blaze this city has seen in
years, the Grand opera house building,
containing the Grand opera house, the
Peoria Journal office and the office of
Der Demokrat were totally destroyed
this morning at 1:30 o'clock, Incurring
a loss of $240,000.
The flames started on the stage in
what is known as the flies. Apparent
ly it had been smoldering for some
time before it was discovered, and
the firemen could do little beyond con
st. Paul, Minn., Deo. 14. A meet
ng of the railway department of the
American Federation of Labor
called by President Gompers t be held
in St. Paul Satu!f to take euch ac
tion as is ceceseaJJn the switchmen's
Between 20 and 30 switchmen and
trainmen who have been out on strike
with the switchmen returned to work
today. Some were members of tha
strikers' grievance committee.
Managua. Nicaragua, Dec 14. Re
bellion has broken out at the capital.
The streets are filled with unrestrained
demonstrators. Shouts of "Long live
liberty, the United States and Estrada"
fill the air. The police made no move
to check the mob. It Is said Zelaya has
promised the public today the an
nouncement of his resignation from the
I"Ml!a Leas Gtfcavtn
The antl-Zelaya feeling has been
gathering strength some time and.
reached a climax last night when the
government attempted to put
through congress a bill conceding to
certain exploiters miring rights covJ
erlng vaet undefined areas, irrespec
tive of private ownership.
Congressman Corda made a fierys
speech in opposition creating the'
wildest enthusiasm. The govern ,
ment then precipitately adjourned!
the session. When he left the build-1
ing Corda was given an ovation. The
crowd grew into an army and nearly j
all night anti-government demopfilraL, . ..
wasrtlons continued unrestrained. Many!
speeches were made denouncing Ze1
New York, Dec 14. The Associated
Press has an experienced staff of cor-1
respondents on both the Pacific and '
Atlantic sides of Nicaragua. Christian
D. Hagerty of the Chicago office Is at
Blueflolds and Walter E. Tlsne of the
New York office is at Managua. Their
JEWELRY nUDDC.nl A FAKE 'have come forward promptly and have
represented conditions on either side
of Nicaragua in their true light. Tlsne
was first hampered by a vigorous cen
sorship, but evidently this has been
Tho Associated Press has knowl
edge from other sources that state
ments appearing recently under date
or Uluetields and San Salvador tnat a
Alleged Amount of $300,000 Dwind
lingCase Reinfr Investigated.
New York, Dec. 14. Skeptical and
analytically inclined detectives, .after
a uayof investigation, style as an
"Arabian Nights mystery" the reported
jewelrv theft from the Hotel Loralne
nning tne maze to tne Diniuing, wnicti in this cilv ln whlch Mrs John wn. i
v- iui v Air 1 1 u iu luaimua Dim
was completely wrecked.
Hold iiurntn Flrr.
The fire burned for over an hour.
Jtams Jenkins, or Chicago, at first ap
peared as the loser of gems valued at
$300,000. This value was later cut in
Commission's Session Brief.
New York, Dec. 14. The national
baseball commission held a brief ses
sion today. Player Asmussen was
awarded to the Eau Claire, Wis., club,
with privilege to draft from that club.
Occupants of the Baillie hotel, which j half whtto subsequent inquiry brought
adjoins the opera house, fled ln their j from Inspe ctor McCafferty of the de
nlght clothing, dragging their effects ,' tective bureau the announcement that
with them, but the hotej was saved, j "we are making a thorough and rigid
The roof of the county jail, 'which is Investigation into the case but not
near the scene of the fire, was ablaze along the lines of a robbery."
everal times and the 21 prisoners con- I
fined there were taken out and placed
In the city jail.
Chamberlain, Kindt & Co.,.lessees of
the Illinois theatre, also operate thy
Grand at Peoria as one of their chain
of theatres. They hae no Interest in
the building, which they hold under
lease, but stated today that their prop-
Well Known Iowa Editor Dead. .
Toledo, la.. Dec. 14. W. B. Lee,
nged 55. publisher of the Toledo Chron
icle, and one of the best known editors
in Iowa, died suddenly today of heart
Robbers at Dix, 111.
Dix. II!., Dec. 14. Robbers this
morning dynamited the postofHce safe
and secured $250 in stamps and cash.
A posse is in pursuit.
HOW TO AVOID SUBSIDY STEAL;
BILL IN CONGRESS SHOWS WAY
BY TAV. j than 500 ships engaged In the foreign
(Special Correspondence of The Argus.) ! trade will be flying the American flag
(Continued on Page Twelve.)
Brussels, Dec. 14. King Leopold
was operated upon successfully today
and Is resting quietly. The surgeons
found no trace of a tumor, the presence
of which in the Intestines had been
feared. His Majesty's trouble wa3
due to a simple obstruction. ,
Washington, D. C, Dec. 12. Repre
sentative Gustav Kustermann of Wis
consin has shown congress a way to
put the American merchant marine on
its feet without paynig money out of
the t "isury to the shipping trust,
which is the method that was recom
mended by President Taft in his a'
Kustermann has Introduced . --oftl
providing that foreign-built - ships,
when owned and officered by Ameri
cans, or by corporations in which
Americans hold not less than CO per
cent of the stock, may fly the Ameri
Mill Bring 600 at One.
"The plan of the men, who dominate
congress to use the public's money for
the subsidizing of steamships' is just
a plain, ordinary steal," said Mr. Kus
termann. "If Americans are permitted
to buy ships where they can get them,
the cheapest, and are then permitted
to fly the American flag, the problem
of rehabilitating thw American mer
chant marine will have' been , solved
without having cost anyone a single
penny. ' ' ;
"If American registry is permitted to
foreign-built ships I predict that more
within three months aftej- such legis
lation goes into effect. The situation
now is that many Americans own ships
which they very naturally had built,
abroad where a vesel can be con
structed at one half the cost they
would have to pay here. These vessel3
although owned and manned by Amer-
leans, must fly under foreign flags. The
. .- - Union Fruit corn pan ya lone has 47 ve3
A sels, 44 of which were built abroad and
are flying Norwegian, German and
English flags. Should legl'Hlon such
as is advocated in my bill i b into ef
fect, every one oi the 44 vessels of
this concern would be flying the Ameri
can flag. I have just received a let
ter from the president-of ".he United
Fruit company, in which he bo states.
There are other concerns also ready
and anxious to fly the American flag,
if only tlfe opportunity is allowed them.
: O-ae Sad Defet.
"My plan, however, has one Import
ant defect. Under it there is no op
portunity for the opening of the 'pork
barrel.' Ship subsidy does not have
this defect. It provides for the lavish
distribution of the people's money to
rich, private ship owners.
- "Nor will the American ship-building
a subvention, because into the coffers
of the trust will go a share of tin;
Prl f.aw In Way. '
The Kustermann bill stales "that 38
a resultbf the waning of the American
ship Industry, the United States has
now reached .a point where American
battle ships have to depend on ships
flying foreign flags to deliver the coal
they consume; that under the present
laws relating to commerce and navigi
tlon any increase ln the number of
vessels flying the American flag is 1
STANDARD WOULD RUN IT
ljoslie M. Shaw IVclares Central
I tank Scheiiii Altogether Had.
Indianapolis. Ind., Dec. 14. Leslie
M. Shaw, former secretary of the
treasury, speaking to about 400 busi
ness men at the hoard of trade, de
clared there is no doubt in the minds
of those who have studied tho propos
ed central bank that such an institu
tion would be owned by the Standard
Oil company. Mr. Shaw throughout
his address opposed the proposed con-1
tral bank. !
Work of Day in Congress
Washington. Dec. 14. Following is a
summary of the proceedings of the two
houses of congress yesterday, taken
from the official records:
fKXATK The opnato hoM n. Fhort
session, during which Sfnatnr Uaym r of !
Maryland, tn ji ler:frthy pr-.fh. lit-rre-ly
HRsallcd I'rPsidfMit ZIhvh of NU'aratus.
"Outlaw," "murdurcr." "usurper." 'hlnrh
wayman." " Hern!." "assails in." "lffpr
adi" and "ImpodUT" were sim of the
invectives applied to the president of
the little republic bordering the Pana
ma canal zone. lie conelu.led bv of-
trust O. K. my bill. On the other hand restoration of the British flae to the
the trust will use all its influence for j commandof the seas.".
adjourned to Thursday.
HOl'M-J The house was not In pension.
frlntr a rfril 11 f inn javlrinir ftiji nruiMant
maae impOSStDle unless said vessels to have Z.laya apprehended, brouaht to I
are built in the United States; that so- n 1 nU-d ftat- nd tried for murder.
. ., . ,., , , ' ! The resolution wa referred to the. for-
called Ship S'lbsldles in all forms are eljrn relations committee. The senate
iniquitous measures, born and reared
in darkness, and more, will never oe
sanctioned by the American people;
that a practical and simple provision in
the navigation laws of England an I
Germany has enabled those countri3S
to lead the world in maritime com
merce; that 50 years ago Great Brit
ain's navigation laws were as restrict
ed as those of the United States today;
that the English laws were then re
pealed and permission given her citi
zens to buy shiis anywhere and hare
them registered under the British flag,"
and that "from, that time dates the
THE PROMISE OF
Dublin, Ireland, Dec. 14. The cen
tral committee of the Irish nationalists
today decided to support the liberals In
the general election. Asqulth's recent
declaration concerning home I rule for
Ireland Is deemed uaiisfactor,
that local jails were filled with politi
cal prisoners are entirely? trustworthy.
, Hagerty is with Estrada, the revolu
tionary leader, near Iiluefleldp, and
will report the expected battle between
the opposing forces near Rama, If such
"For Ciood or Central Anrrtrt."
New Orleans, La.. Dec. 14 Special
mail advices from Port Llmon, Costa
Rica, state that reports have reached
there that Dr. Madriz. Nicaraguan
member of the court of Cart.igo, has
made a vigorous appeal to Zelaya ro
lay down the presidency: It Is Etate'I
Madriz urged Zelaya to do this "not
only for the integrity of Nicaragua but
for that of all Central America."
IluatlBK a War Ouf
It is reported In Port Llmon the re
cent visit of the private secretary if
Zelaya to San -Jose was for the pur
pose of getting permission of the Costa
Rican government for Zelaya to pas
through that country if It becomes ne
cessary for him to leave Nicaragua.
lanurgrila Keport fetorr.
Blucflelds, Nicaragua, Dec. 14. An
official telegram received at the Insurg
ent headquarters here announces that
General Morales at the head of a band
of insurgents, has captured Tortuga,
Orlsi and Supoa, three towns on tho
tosta Rlcan frontier. Morales pr
claimed Estrada president of Nicara
gua and continued his march to attack
Vikfun la Kearf
It is stated that since the arrival of
the American warships Vasquez, com
manding the government forces, has
redoubled his efforts to secure a com
promise with Estrada. The latter If
preparing to unite his force for a com
bined attack upon Managua. The first
move in this direction will be the sur
rounding of Vasquez's division, which
it is said is already partially accom
plished. Prairie- Halla at 4. P. M.
Washington. D. C, Dec. 14. AH ma.
rlnes to sail on the Prairie for Pan
ama or Nicaragua have received orders
t te aboard by 4 this afternoon. The
Prairie will sail shortly after that hour.'
' Zrlara Tvaaafrra frarr f
Panama, Dec. 14. Steamship pas
sengers arriving- from Nicaragua re
liort that Zelaya has transferred all
bis property to foreigners. ,