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UAIIX 1, 1910.
ar?s Reception at
I III tW 1 ' - . . w
Har j Merest Attached
$jseiis First' by the
fU and. I
J i ..cmrE..
Old Mr. Earth 1 the ' morning to you, youngster
irtm. . Jan. 1. The even
' , 'irathe first days of the re-
distinguished the celebra-
.waaTetl or , tne new year iu
1, --j fc, the- president's reception
?iite boyae.,' took on new in-
ay- a the first public recep
ed for the Taft admlnistra-
,''"-- Tear'f. reception followed
'."-- ns" set iSr earlier presidents
Lace Mke ImpKMlw.
rly period of the reception
F,fTvhi; : eav awl impressive as usual
; the appearance of diplomats
; iesi uniforms of their rank
action in the countries from
w -ey are accredited. This year
re many new races m me aip
"ine.N which was heade . h
' -si Planches, the Italian am-
j dean cf the corps in Wash-
ry and naval aides took
receiving line to help
01 guesis. m
, -, -ejor domo of the
iy Capta'.n Biin,
r Palmer and
1 nreateninir wm
Sunday, with cold 54 a 1
era; part of Iowa lit-; ?a'
Temperature at j(
mum In 24 hours, c''
nours, za. irecipija "1
i . ; I
miles. Relative hju r ' ,1""
,: J. 'M SHEMEi. " ;
Fun set, 4:31: ;J
-,0 44 p.m. ConsteJ'iN; N'W 8--?
I., during J-an?
rfga. Ferseus, TJ
Ursa Minor. 1
Major. Lynx: f; nu..r. 80utk.
Cancer. Gemini. ; C--ir or. :;outh-
east. Mtaoceroa. - roinen. Le-
otboiI i. Pisces
pus, Fluvius Eridar
gasus; ncirtSjwt -g visible same
'"! Tl I. t. 1st. neulus.
ma. .imis.-joi, I c:i. - i
8onth. Betcigl : roTrth
vi'.! from the
west. Deneb. S
soon after sir
r : .
- ' a .4 .
o:ne aiwavs m
etting ear!.if Jf 5:
ibou-t midnij ':t' :r
skv; 1 ranusi vr.,
otes south 1
cattle beta ea
ironi . uie
.trees 214 min-.-tquatcr.
- -viiHiiv tal Bill mm BUfea ,
n T in
P)UCE :CV.'0 CM
.4.". A . -
South Carftica. i'
? regained her
tJf time durins
li-r.-f'ist . ln the enter
V;'4j.r rftl ladies, who.
icini, - -.v
Vn, head of the
't-tav was elab-
Lth flowers and
i the Marine band
- L nrK. ceremonies
after I assume c
been as editor
Mr. , Kc
. shipment of
and Nov. 1 j
ifcrnia. Okla-j minefields Nicaragua. jan. l.-Hope . starved irisoners of war
in. Jiricar.sas. uiat war wiu i brought to an end ! however' some dappointment that
Xl u ivi...w..uiouS or tne provisional i the Unifed i States has not formally
ire- v pov.Tu.ueui f,y me t'nited States has 1 recoffuizbd ' the Estrada government.
a ar d Fiorida. , been abandoned
' more bat
1nUI outer PtX iO OWf-J iChontales
ties must be fought one luUKnor awaited onK a decisive victory
and the other near Managua. ! by ' Estrada before giving him the
orniitn.1. tit Trmpfrm. jrmoral supa rt of fhe Washington go
There , is A popular feeling of ' zra&i m eal. ' L . . .
1 .- Will Eagace Blr Krcr. ".
It'll Chfft irt-rord'
imi; .-. s. j fu,lp t0-ar4 the United States becau
1 ritar ti. KCDi-iof ilii attention given the wounded b
jnd :i,;,!isnc r C1, physicians Trom the cruisers and su;
ni'--!i;T.iKi ano luic- seniiior tne relief of the ha
... -.If another battle "is fought it is likely
no jessfthan 12,Cfrr men will be en
raged. . s - -. : -. .
rJ".i t.i a:i an-
in? piaC' 0
o ha- bren f;H
OUT OF BALANCE
I H i- . t--w-lr wltb. tne re- 1 f
I I j president, cabinet ln ille policy
Sr"-Vi,!ofr"rK Industrial Organization Need
saafto hi,' viV I VlT!-fn.was, nrt Rebuilding, Says Secre- '
a surprise to " 1 r.';s n tary Wilson.
Hid had ell 'I v - r '-ri,-v- ;
(There will v ' ;V'rK? !
a e prp
fgot t 'ciij'ii.to': go to .the bot
j Jthe5- ma!r himsolf and put
WITH A BRIDGE
Ice Crushes Falsework of Mc
Kinley Structure Being
Built at " Lquis. . '
Are Caught Helieveu .
BeeU Affountetl fcr. -
E- r n '
r. m 11 - r r. "" .r.
money and toll which had been put
Into-thia bridge were instantly forgot
ten when Frank Walsh, standing 200
feet from where the men were work
ing, saw the rail3 on the bridge, bulge
and, looking up. beheld the long feared
movement of the Ice down the river.
Using his hands to form a mega
phone, Walsh yelled at" the top of bis
voice to the men In the false wnrir
Almost at the same time the cracking
of the timbers began. .
Notwithstanding the tug, as well as
all the barges were helplessly frozen
In, the tug had steam up when the
first Intimation of the disaster came.
Twice Captain Short's little craft
was near destruction and each time
he fought back the .men on board to
prevent them from risking their lives
on the floes. -
Finally Hwnm fIlpleM. '
Twice his rudder became jammed,
but he heroically stuck to the boat.
Once he rieked his life to clear the
tiller by climbing down into the ice
and pulling out the Jam. The second
time the rudder Jammed he could not
release It and the craft drifted help
lessly down the stream.
Finally, rescue parties with ropes
reached the tug from shore. After a
two hour battle the captain and his
men were landed. ,
Eleven of the men, unable to get
aboard the tug when the span went
down, clambered upon a pile driver,
moored in a small barge. This drifted
with the ice for three miles with its
terror-stricken load before the men
were rescued. .
President Evidently Wants.
'."More Than He
Likely to Gat.
SEES WAY TO FREE
FROM COAL FAMINE
Railway and Warehouse Commission
Suggests Giving It Preference
Over Other Freight.
par himsolf and put foi;th
convincing" proof o the contrary."
Another Field to Favritia'.
James ;Bronson Reynolds, investii-
3 50 'workmen were imperiled yesterday
when a jigantic ice floe knocked out
SO feet of the false structure of. the
JJUcKinley bridge across the Mississippi
Kator of -the beef trust and a lot of
other things and a friend of former
President Roosevelt, expressed tne
opinlon. after a call at the White
J river, which ia under construction.
tit i- . r
frpiion of dtiz.e ns
, . " j house yef.if rdij-. that there was need
NOT ENOUGH PRODUCER; '$lfgatlon ot the bigher 0031
air. jvpyncias saia iuui w.ueu ue
p kl in the f ! ""' . :'' " Ui. Ktivr Haui
. PmnaTCS for fx.
Comrai'" " ' .
Hand Too Many' Want ,-
bute and Charg
Iligli for Services.
If Vrsl- 'c n :1-
"t I. - .,.. state. , - i
Hie Shipment R la. 1 ,lr Int,r o it f
4 -tea. 111.. Jan. I- 1 , . : t
i ."r the Illinois!-;o
tcl commission . - f 190ft
mcuca i to entified
;arr own- r 'f
ISM. ti In'.1;.
,!irr ( f t.iie "ni-
in ',.-.94 np.d t;-").
c? i;on tie na.s nica
ri1 estate :frat:ir.s.
Washington, D. C. Jan. l..S
n tary James Wilson of the jjej.fV
:nent of agriculture, who is tryl'tijo
.iiid out why living costs so fpa ih
' Eighty-one of the men heard the
warning snaps of the timbers under
the tremendous pressure, and escaped
to safety on the steel structure, but C9
others went down in the twisted mass
of timbers. Twenty of the men were
plunged into the icy water, and bat
tled for lif in the darkness, seekincr
lived in- New York and was engaged a footing Gn the broken floes.
In 'settteroent ;(k he found he could Thwp hniKtinj n?ini. nnd a trav-
buy focd p.-od' ;t cheaper t the best er also went down imDerilinjr the
Duquoin, 111., Jan. 1- In au ef-
relieve the situation which
vout the coal fields of
''ilt of the
coal ' sii.,
classes of f retft
next w-eK." toral ocer
that fully $10,000 has ,bee .
weekly for the last month to the
miners here as a result of the car
LEADERS AGAINST lti
Subjects of Leading Importance
Will Be Taken Up in Five
Washington, D. C, Jan. 1. Prest
dent Taft's policies on vital issues will
be enunciated early Jn tLe new year.
He now has five special messages tc
transmit to congress. They will cover:
Amendments of the Inters tare com
Voluntary federal incorporation i
Conservation of natural resources.
Reforms in the organization of tut
Reorganization of the personnel cl
Combine Two la One
The first two subjects, tnterstau
commerce and corporations, wlii in
discussed in a 6lngle message. Thii
document was .dictated by the presi
dent while Journeying to New 'York,
revised by him, and sunibltted for the
consideration of the cabiuet yeah rdy.
The Ballingtr-PInchot controversy
has made It more imperative that tiid
conservation message be laid promptly
before congress and the country, ai
soon as Mr. Dickinson, secretary .
war, returns to Washington from the
West Indies, the army message will :
be prepared. The president now is in
conference with the secretary of the
navy m rererence to the naval pro-
ram. The secretary of state haJ
"Ies 'of all Nicaraguan cone-
will ser.t to ecu-
'' Mr. Taft.
stires lit 'i;e ity. Poor people all
arourai hi ;i, he said, paid higher
prices ifor uiferior foodstuffs than he
1R. Kill ! SF
- 1-The coervafj Wrti
of the Daughters j
;.:ic.n cf .
Revolution ppea'. 'faTbrfst ( f ora'.a em:
it-? organization wecti,; ,f 5..3i; ;liUi
ik hpsrta tiTi,i: . ..- . ,
determination l" n.dei i
-ans to support y-ai iti.
Usures Deius v-.v mares
b-note of what mia
tie of the first
'he conservation, cd
I bers from every 3
he union. ! : ,
siness of distribution." ua ;
iry Wilson. "What vi,eQ
e farming. Too many perms 1
roil or I l a
e worm n l w,v
tiotir,..-V v.-. li be
Irii n c districts an
n a prn:i,..-
'111 OI S.-- rv-nrnl n irnm tl,
aiiiulniji o:r.ortiiti;ti-lof th.
mencab , Ktli'c',,, i u i nio
f& etilirva.-r vorU.
s r.H'J , . .
nore nowadays, has a theory Jwhh
lu thinks explains part of ther ns-i-'ry.
He says foodstuffs costj'Xu e.
for one reason, because there aire no
few farmers and too many grpceV X
"Too many people are eneaeeirt
the business of distribution.? ddin
ire rushing to town and city nd;
trying to make a living there nd
not enough are staying in the can
try. Too many are trying jto get
along without wcrk and not en igh
of them are In the business -of ro
dticing something. "
I)lMlribntor Too Nomfrow
"One man could do the busiesa
,'of distribution where 20 are noi en
gaged in it. That is the reasor vrhy
tbe cost of living is high an the
)opIe .re complaining. The rple
must learn they can't get along it -
out work, and the best pine r
them .Is on the farm, where the can
rako srLWipthlnir. I nrotiose to m
to this inquiry thoroughly,
some are already comply
my figures on beef priefs
"If any one feels that i
pARttiMAN LAND FOR PARK
housands of. Acres Offered to New
Ncwburgh, N. Y., Jan. l.-'-Mrs.
il.iliarrimcit has .fered to
state of New York fcr park pur-
s 10. 000' f c'j.'tOO acrea inclut'
in the famous Harrlrnan estate
)r.ifie county . "
ae of the cherished Intentions of
liitcfE. It Harrman was to ive
property to the state Uo be used
jas a (great public, park free
peotie or tne state. .
arriinan, who fully sympa-
tnt.ed with her husband ln this
Diieflcerit i'fpject now comes for
w,'rd aiid .itasass the gift ln the tame
lipral ffopofltlons that Mr. Harri
niii , woald 'have done had he lived.
Tie property can be transformed into
Pirks wiUi little expenno. T
V,. . ' ..
;lf Car Possn't Suit, Don't Pay.;
St. LouLe' Jan. L.- "If; you eater
A t t r it xx J
liar.- Mfxii ii uii i hi iincreu
I .otice t cfcfl hoict to your nickel and call
ining that tj Vfolice." , Tbl Is the omclal edict
ar -not 1 pi board or neaitn and, the police
I nws ior regulation oi . tne carsfor
ay 81 be'r It Ignited Railways, just issued.
struggling men below.
Tuie llolu I p 40, "
Captain John Short, in charge cf a
tug and two barges, which were frozen
In. picked up 40 of the men and got
them ashore after a two hour battle
v. ith the ice, which is jammed six
feet high in many places. Only the
captaiD's heroism prevented a heavy
loss of life.
Several times the barges threatened
td crush the tug. and the veseel nearly
turned turtle when forced upon the
ice Ly the pressure.
Reach Shore on Drift Ice.
The men who were unable to reach
the tug are believed to have reached
shore across the floating ice floes. . '
The property loss Is estimated at
5250,000 and completion of the bridge
will be delayed several months. The
construction work was- being done by
the Illinois Traction System.
For days Engineer F. E. Washburn
and Superintendent J. J. Kelley, in
charge of the work, had been spending
many sleepless nights, fearing the ice
pack above the false work would crush
the structure to splinters. Both were
on the works yesterday directing the
men employed there, and they were
about to congratulate themselves upon
safely passing another day when the
warning crashes from the bridge we
shout l Flrnt Wnrnfnic.
The value of the machinery and the
MINISTER REFUSES TO TELL
Dr. Schnell Kays Story Told by Kay
Lamphere Would He Surprising.
Mount Pleasant. Iowa, Jan. 1.
Rev. Dr. Edwin A. Schnell, president
of the Iowa Wesleyan university, has
refused to make public the confes
sion he obtained from Ray iamphere
when the latter was in jail at La
pbrte, Ind. '
It was believed that In view of
Lamphere's death in the Michigan
City prison Thursday, Dr. Schnell
would tell what the Gunness suspect
confided to him, thus clearing up
much of the mystery surrounding the
Indiana murder farm. -
The minister, who was Lamphere's
spiritual adviser at the time of the
hired man's arrest and trial for the
burning of the Gunness house, was
visited by newspaper men yesterday
and was the recipient of many tele
grams in' regard to the confession.
He replied to all thus:
. "Lamphere confessed to n:e In sec
let. and I do not feel at liberty to
give it on t.although it would, be a
surprise in many ways.'-
...w norLl, ,,,, w v i
or r,is c.iifr
'm-'r- WOSlhl he c
im;'f''-:s he "RvfJ
Tarnation of o;.
l-sirPi is oiio of
the t ycart-
of the UrlmKS? reo.
ommenda ocletitlflc rovf? of thfl
Reform of the Judiciary.
Publicity of political contributions. ,
Separate statehood for Arizona end "
New Mexico and reorganization of tli?
government of Alaska.
Revision of aoEtal ratf.-s on .cond
Hard Tank Ahrnd.
That the president will havo a hard "
time ln getting to the full extent tbc
legislation he seeks even his a.lvisert (
admit. They realize that congress ha
been pushing appropriation bills ener
getically in order to finish up worn
that taust be done and hasten home tc
attend to political fences.
From the sentiment that than f'r
has developed, the prediction is laalo
by men who ought to know that there
will be: . '
"Reasonable" Interstate commerce
Maintenance of the antitrust law
without change and authorisation i
voluntary federal , incorporation.
Legislation to conserve natural re
sources. -" ,
Creation of a commission to recom
mend Judicial reforms in the govenu
ment of Alaska.
Appropriation for a tariff board.
' fhnlrmen Flaht IK
-' It Is doubtful whether there will be
postal savings banks'- authoilzoti
Chairmen of committers of the tv.-r-houses
which , will consider th) M'.i
Ject both are agiinst the proposition.
Senator Aldrich has Indiratedto. Ms
friends that he will nol cjI'T-i' it, bJ
JUSTICES CUT JAIL TERPS
Federal Supreme Court Makes Holi- t
day Gift to District IVisoners. I
Washington, D. C, Jan. 1. Al-
though a little : inte, the supreme
court of the United States has made
a Christmas present to the Tennesee
ans confined in the Jail fat the Dis
trict of Columbia on a jfl.arge of con
tempt of court. . ,
In consultation sterday the Jus
tices decided therfVtien were entitled
to the Ave daya Vaontti commuta
tion allowed f'C nnit1iPhavinr under i Speaker Cannon a obarcnt.v. lias c A
the jcode of tf.ie district.
This y ill lmsult in reducing the
terms bf?-the two months prisoners
to the !exten0f jo days and will ln-
f sure theiryfreedoni next Tuesday.
EAL REMEDIES FOR
nFFTIGlT HAVE LITTLE '. CHANGE!" Vjtmm for .pets
changed his attitude.
,-a,u.' If I Spcia1 Correspondence
Wnshtntrton. Dec. 31
or -i.t., r states eovernment
n-frfsi of (railroads $4,800,000 aniually merely
.... tfn tho rental nf the Jcars usea to
- i; n Vi-i T ....
wr')ie fif-.vo... . 'l 1 .. x ..JimAAdi ir.
i i . M r- . im .' r.irrv tne mans. ju
for tile actual car-
fnt'a extravagence in thd jrental of
bill, carrying as It does
the ct; :'"
r .we- !
r.ili.nt I00.0CU IS Dam
' thfl mlis. W amount pam
rentals alone in two years
'v the cars otitrignt. s
are features of the post-,"111
.rtment not taken Into con- j j
bv Postmaster. General ,''Itl
in. his annual report to
$17,500,000 deficit in hia
!,800,00u for car rental, declared
.Follette ''makes an allowance to
e '-railroad, onipanJes cf the coun
1 for;-the 'ircere iosei,of the cars
,22 er car, on the average. While
,tmAsteil General Vllas had 4 8houd nfct ap,ropJ! S ! dollars, is t
' he?'m on
toilette More Vapoiiular. . ,
in tha senate LaToliette
addod to hi3 unpopu
nttns out tha govern-
ay, and I
in ' w;
at' ai: :ies'
ited by the
ay pu rr'xi- f
read only briefly
a Save Money. " ' ' -
in bounds to, affirm
m;iil r4s then being
overn me ht) might be
1. or thMr duplicates
or $1,6 00,000. " Yet
sse of these cars for
ient wja.s under the
gtS lby the exist-r
ing system of '$1,881,580. In lllus-1 Boston Ml
. i ;n ati i r. i n 1 1 .. : Jlorscf-l
on one line for the use of four cr.rs : Boston,
that might be built and fuliy equip- i 1 09
ucg and o
ped In the best modern style for less , - .
than $17,500.' Instead, then, of ap- , Charles
propriatlng $2,000,000 to-ept the useon;Dec. 27
Ot tnese cars iur ine iuihius '""Iwhii-h la oc-
.jlionalre Rememliers His
and Dogs in Requests.
i Jan. 1. A runa or eu,-
for favorite horses and : basis
er $25. 000 left to bouse-
ta are among the bequests
Francis Wright, who Cied
The bulk of the estate
imated at several million
b be divided between the
or anotner say .iw.uuv 1. i Crippled Ch: Vdrcii ht Boston and the
keeping, tne two togetner hol Free Ho3plTJ i Wom6n of Brouk
gating, the proposed rent? Tb,e line, upon tl n rfeat!i of a relative.
gam tti-r I - '
- Tennessee )
of a smaller sum to ,buy them, and
TAXES END CORPORATIONS
KurreiMler C'ImrtrN in AHitiifii1 to
flperatc ai Part jieiffii;.
Little Uock. Ark., Jan. 1. fcince
June 1, 3 0 corporations, r rlnc ii-a'.'y
domestic, have, surrendered th i
charters in Arkan:i. Thf iinjoriSv
Run are operating cn a rrtni-lil;i
The dirsolnllon a due tr
the stringent taxes, bothr httte
partment will thereafter
least $1,500,000 per year.'
VtnM fr OwewfWl
-Ht seems to ml" LaFolIette
and brewers c.'t
irnjustiflcabl extravagance to nisht whe
Liqucr Plants Close.
no., I an. 1. Distillers
rs c osed tbir plants at mid
u M , newilavr forblddln-
FOR PERIOD OF
. HAL?AN HOUR
.St. Ixiuls. Jrn. 1. TLe hcI:;:tt-.
graph of the .-"i- Jmm'z n..ietri.
rocorucd ut' earthquake bt nnv :
5:06:42 thi.; nior:iir-s. ( no ttci
continued "?4 n-ifs.; N e?r-t'
the greatet-t osciiiatio-i ir;.c;