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MONDAY, JANUARY 3, 1910.-TEX PAGES.
AFTER VISIT TO TAFT?
ferred, in Holiirg
. Up ftlessag
PRICE TWO CENTS.
EARLY MONDAY MORNING
SIX AT WHITE HOJSE
(Admit They Opafsed Rcom
mending Any changes in
the Commerce Law.
Washington, n. 3. Prciaem
Taft held a coherence today with
(the presidents c7six of the bi, rail
jroads of the contry, who ha been
Tasked a hearln with hiaa befoe the
special messag dealing with te in
terstate commerce lav amendients
Ishould be sen7to congress. Th rail
iroad men caie to Washington t pre
jaent their yews regarding tht var
ious phase of the presidents pro
posed recommendations as the have
gleaned them from speeches Ta: has
made from time to time.
"v -Fi; Ltmlt t Bond bnei.
The onXerenre is said to ha had
specllly to di with proposedlimi-
Itatlons as to bond issues and ther
rsecuties. At the conclusion the
conference none of the railrotl of
ficials would discuss the missioi oth
erthan to say they entered a gneral
protest against all proposed amend
ments to the interstate ,com;erce
law. It is understood they soupt to
convince the president furthei leg
islation at this time would upselus
iness conditions, which generall had
been righting themselves in thi :ast
Seemed Caat Down.
The railroad men seemed rther
dejected when they left the hlte
Fair and colder tonight, with the
lowest temperature slightly belo-w
aero. Tuesday, probably cloudy.
Maximum temperature in last 24
houra, 23; minimum for 12 hours, 12.
Velocity of wind at 7 a. nu, 10 miles
Per hour. Temperature at 7 a. m., 12.
Relative humidity, at 7 p. m. 63, at 7
M. SltERIER, local forecaster.
Bun sets 4:41. rises 7:21; moon rises
12:44 b. m.; 1:1S a. m., moon at apogee,
farthest from earth.
it order to give at onoe protection to
the producer from unequal competi
tion and protection to the consumer
from vicious extortion. We knew that
in many fields of Industry some com
petition has been substantially de
stroyed and we intended to subject
our home producers to the fear of for
eign competition if the prices were
raised above a fair, rensonable profit.
Admit! Complete Defeat.
"I don't attempt to obscure or min
imise the extent of out defeat, but if
any one harbors th delusion that the
passage of the recent tariff law ended
the fight for fair and reasonable pro
tective duties, it would be wise for
him to at once reform his conclusions.
"The progressives after years of
struggle brought the convention to a
full acknowledgement of the justice
of their position. Respecting further
regulations of interstate commerce,
the standpatter occupies the same po
sition he always has occupied. The
agitation for strengthening the law
regulating common carriers became
acute about 1S99, and finally resulted
in the amendment of 1906. It was a
long, weary campaign. The standpat
ters were either silent or in opposi
tion. "Cannon wa then, as now, the most
conspicuous member of the house. In
a!l those years I never heard of a
house and it was inferred thesis- j Blxs& iterance from him that cou.d
sion so far as holding up the -esi-1 bv av Possibility be construed into
dent's special message was corn- a friendliness toward the cause that
The Dresident-ivs ! wa r"u-"u '"'"s" '
DAMAGE SUITS NEXT?
IER HINTS AT TROUBLE
fd w-ns a fa i In r a
he exneets to send the nipssa:' to i difllcf Hies
Senator Cummins Makes P.t-
" nent Charges Against '.
O. P. Leaders.
U AT PROGRESSIVE DINER
Aldrlch was then, as now
If the leaders in the senate. . If
any anapaiier can aiscover a solitary
j epiitf'Sion upon his part that helped
ement in its final fruition I
glad to have It pointed ut.
ravnff ami i jruwi i wr -jt-rrr
prominent in congress, but t
nge the memory of all who bear
H recall one single sympathetic
ln the Interest of the people in
iCi il struggle wnn rauways.
DEAD IN CHICAGO FIRE
New York. Jan. 3. William E. Cook,
brother of Dr. F. A. Cook, declared
today Mrs. Cook had joined her hus
band and that he was In communica
tion with thMi. Mrs. Cook Is believed
to have the exrilorer's original records
of the pole quest in her 'possession.
Ha -Not Olren I'p.
"Dr. CooV: lias by no means aban
doned his ir. ention to prove conelu-
with large alimony is unwarranted.
Mrs. Cook is standing by her husband
and will continue to do so until death
separates them. Just Eow she is of
immeasurable comfort to him and to
gether they are' planning and working
for the future.
Will Pabliely Appear.
"I have positive Information Dr.
Cook and his wife will publicly appear
together and that then there will be
sively, den'- the verdict of the Co-' a great change in feeling. It may be
penhagen . versity, that he reached I onlv for a few davs and it may be
the pole," sil his brother. "And his
detractors v.':i have a pretty bill to
"The talk that Mrs Cook ia es
tranged from the doctor and that she
contemplates a suit for separation
months before they publicly appear.
That all depends on how .long It re
quires Dr. Cook to fully substantiate
ijook aeciinea to
RAILS AT COURT
Convicted Banker and Million
aire Ship Owner Begins
Term in Prison.
WILSON'S DEPARTMENT TO
PROBE THE COST OF LPJI
GIVES OUT A STATEMENT
Declares That He Was Seized Upon
as Victim to Satisfy Desire to
andr Mrs. Cook weif
DeclArca Standpatters Have TSescd
to Help Prevent Despoiling
Des Moines, Jan. S. Senator um-
3n, in a speech Saturday nightt a
lM11.. dinner " ctvOTI hw the fki'.l
'progressive republicans of Iow '-
clared that the fight for progr.i,v
principles is not ended.
Cummins criticised the com i f
iCongressman Hull, and pledge his
support to Judge S. F. Proutyy ho
'Is a candidate for nomination tt ; -
Many republicans from ail piii
tha state were present and at th
jference during the day the advis
of bringing out a progressive can
for governor was discussed.
In the course of his 6peech
TThe standpatters feel tha""
little, if any. difference -hov
duties are if they are high
exclude Importations. Wh
proach the subject their t
Jiave sometimes thought :
onlv concern is for the- v
They are so much afraid of
Blaze in G
aiubling Joint Believed to
Have Been Incendiary.
Chicago, Jan. $. Several firemen
were trapped in a burning building at
261 Wabash avenue last night, and
William G. Ball, a truckman, was
killed. There was a well defined sus
picion that the fire is a climax in the
gambling war. It was believed that
the bomb throwers had abandoned
the bomb for the torch.
The burned structure is the same
one in which a gambling bomb was
exploded on May 31 of last year. At
that time it was discovered the South
Side Whist club occupied the fourth
floor. The damage caused by the
bomb was upward of $25,000.
Last night's fire is supposed to
have been caused by an incendiary,
and the police are working on that
theory. A man prominent in gam-
j bling affairs said that the old whist
jclub was reopened just before the
and round the owii
agony from the effecl
He was able to tell til
the drug at 4 a. m.
came too late and
about 10 o'clock in
The unfortunate yi
fiarro' E. WTr-nnrrrnVk- nf Aledniof good habits and
i or nis neignoors. v
I that he carried $10.
Commits Suicide as Year
I his country
at he took
I man was
LEAVES BRIDE OF 2 MONTHS
j Lives Ixn Knong'h to KxplaJn I'inan-
clal Trouble as Cause Believed
! Slightly Derancei.
ifcim that they close their ears to
APPARENTLY A SUICIDE
113 'ew York Police Investigate Ieath
' i of Clothing Dealer.
New York. Jan. 3. An investigation
I Into the death of Moses S. Nathason,
'ir'a wholesale clothing merchant whos-3
'"Idead boly was found tld to a chair
'5ia his store yesterday with gas esoap-
FLOODS IN Wl!
Koute and Ias Angi
Returns to Utah
?y close tneir ears to -y j ing from a broken p;pe ln ,ne tooth.
his, ass-umlng that. I v- j.Antintip.l todav with the investigators
ling what he wants, he will no( ,k ! leajiing strongly to the theory of sui-
nor more loan as ntenes. !ie
rechoes of the platform of IPOS, v h
contains the pledges of the rep:ibia
party to the people, have bprom;;o
fain m their councils thev
wiwwnBa iu iup i or me imp r
Hatsed manufactuit..t. '
"On the other hand, the rrofrreJs
TPncmhnr that - , A '
ilcanneonle that thi'!l SJI r: The entire prov isional army is on the
I - "'o uii lEMaj
GOV. ESTRADA ON
WAY TO CAPITAL
Bluefif-lds, Nicaragua, Jan. 3. Gen
eral Estrada's campaign into the w
ern half of Xicerasua has been begun.
Aledo. Ill, Jan. 3. (Special).
j Carroll E. M.-Cormick. a young farm-
er living on the outskirts of this
city, committed suicide Saturday by
j taking mirp'iine. He is believed to
(have beer, sightly unbalanced men
! tally from the effects of a siege of
j typhoid fevpr a year ago. lie lived
; long enouah to explain that financial
; troubles had caused his act.
i Mr AIri'nrmilf ahn was hilt 2 2 !
i years of hk. leaves a bride of two
months. nh- is visiting her parents
in Bfoornliipton. His father. 1j. A.
; McCormick of Marston. is a man of
I means ani amply able to help his son
! out of ati" financial difflculty that he
might have been involved ln.
Vn Alone In Ilonne.
The yd;nar man was at home alone
Friday .'r.:?bt. Saturday morning
neighbors noticing that cn one was
stirring febout the place, investigated
Salt Lake, Utah, .It
on the San Pedro, Lo
Salt Lake railroad bet
and Los Angeles. Cal., hi
Floods in Southern Utal
California have swept
stretches of track. All
non wun tne anecteu si
possible. The floods ar
warm "chinook" winds
prevailed for three days
Fast trains over thel
route, including the Los
ited between Chicago a'
geles, are being returned
Yesterday all passeng
ror tanrornia points werl
the Southern Pacific by
den In a special train. 1
geles Limited will be fon
the Southern Pacific whei
Atlanta, Ga., Jan. 3. Charles W,
Morse, the convicted New York bank-
er sentenced to 15 ycafSTln tEe"federT
ai prison here, arrived this morning
and was immediately taken to prison.
Wife Flshta for Him.
New York, Jan. 3. Mrs. Charles
W. Morse, who follows her husband
today to Atlanta to visit him In his
cell at the federal prison there, will
take up at once and in earnest the
fight for his freedom. Mrs. Morse
continues to declare her belief that
a crying injustice has been done the
former banker and refuses to believe
he will be compelled to serve out his
sentence of 15 years confinement.
I.eavea for Prison.
New York. Jan. 3. Charles W.
Morse, convicted banker and former
"Ice king," left yesterday morning
on his way to Atlanta, Ga.. to begin
a year term in the federal prison.
i He was convicted of misapplication
I of the funds of the National Bank of
'America. His commitment to 1 the
j prison follows a legal fight lasting
! months and extendine as hish as the
United States supreme court.
Mrs. Morse said goodby to her hus
band at the Tombs before Marshal
Henkel took him away. His two
sons. Harry and Ben Morse, follow?d
left ln the custody of "private de
tectives of the prosecution." He de
clared he saw ln his conviction a
"dangerous example of a government
gone mad ln search of a victim."
These things Morse asserted over his
About 9 o'clock Morse came to the
grill on the Center street side of the
Tombs to see the reporters. He sug
gested that he talk with them Inside,
but the doorkeeper couldn't see it
Text eC Horse Statement.
"Here, boys," said Morse, speaking
through the steel lattice, "here's
what I've got to say." He passed out
some carbon copies of his statement.
AH were signed In his own hand.
"I'm wishing you all good luck," said
the little man as be withdrew. This
1b what Morse wrote:
"I'm going to Atlanta to begin
penal servitude under the most brut
al sentence evere pronounced against
a citizen in a civilized country.
"I have hoped with that hope
which comes from a consciousness of
my innocence that I will not have
to close out forever the light and lib
erty of this world under such an In
human sentence. I had felt that the
fact that 1 had paid a fine of $7,000,
00 0 and served a year in prison
would satisfy the cry for a victim,
and I have steadily believed that the
courts would be compelled to give
me a new trial.
ta Charge Detective.
"When I learned that the private
detectives of the prosecution were
the keepers of the jury, that the jury
drank like men upon a jaunt or a
holiday rather than citizens engaged
in a serious service, and that as a
result two of them were rendered
unfit, I naturally hoped I would be
allowed another trial by another Jury
free of these hostile influences.
"It seems, however, that the courts
intend to establish the practices
which make rum drinking a part of
jury service and private detectives
as the custodians of a Jury a perma
nent institution. By this sentence
and Judgment I may be brought to
ruin, but the damage done to me Is
not half as Important as the Injury
to the administration of Justice. I
am now up in years and must, with
the passing of time, pass also, but
the record of my conviction and the
way it was brought about will remain
a lasting and dangerous example of
a government gone mad In search of
pJJUJCf Hf la at Vahln-ton.
"Whether I shall serve my full
sentence I am not able to say, much
depending upon how the government
at Washington shall look upon it. I
have great faith that all right think
ing men and women who know of
me and my case and who realize the
inhumanity of my sentence will make
known their feelings to the president.
Whatever the future may hold in
store liberty or imprisonment I
shall endeavor to meet in the same
way I have struggled against the mis
fortunes of the last two years."
Secretary of Agriculture
Outlines Plan of Investigation.
Agents in Every County of the
United States Will Help
PROF. E. L. ROLFS
Well Known Teacher of German
Lutheran Primary School Ke
ceives New Appointment.
-o 1 1 -r rwl
to o.t'ito the Pennsylvania station in Jersey
in ana : . , , , , . .. .
Citv. where Marshal HenKel allowed
them to enter the Pullman compart
ment on the Birmingham special to
wish their father a safe Journey.
Morse kept a tight hold on his nerves
until the last minute. Then some
thing snapped and he came nearer
breaking down than at any time since
the trial began.
1ore CnlU Sentence "nrntal.
Morse gave out a statement to the
reporters before he left the Tombs,
in which he characterized his sen
tence as ''the most brutrl ever pro
nounced against a citizen in a civiliz
ed country." He spoke bitterly of
the "rum drinking" Jurors who were
Springfield, 111., Jan. 3. (Special.)
Professor E. L. Bolfs, head of the
primary department of the parochial
school of the German Evangelical Lu
theran church at Rock Island, has been
elected head of the primary depart
ment of Trinity German Evangelical
church parochial school of this city.
CALL MONEY GOES
TO A NEW HIGH MARK
New York, Jan. 3. Call money
touched the highest rate in over a
"Washington, Jan. 3. "We bar a
ready discovered the farmer Is not get
ting exorbitant profits out of the beef
he raises," said Secretary Wilson, dis
cussing the high prices of food sup
plies today. "I have ta doubt ln the
world," he continued, "the same con
ditions will be found to prevail ln most
other lines of farm product.
"The department of agrlcaltur ha
agents ln every state and every county
ln the country and they have been
ordered to report exhaustively on the
cost of production and returns on the
sales of all sorts of food prod Beta. As
fast as we receive these flgurea we
will compare them with prices the
same products bring In cities where
they are consumed and will then give
the facts to the public.
XVIII Brlaa- Oat Tnttk.
"We Intend to bring out th truth.
Irrespective of whom It hurts or whom
it benefits. I am convinced the public
is compelled to pay a great deal more
for nearly everything It eats than it
should and I believe the figures will
bear me out.
Some AoVaaee Jaatlfle.
"There is ample excuse for some of
the increase ln the cost of living over
what it was years ago. The farm Idea
Is not keeping the pace with the de
mands for foodstuffs. Cities seem to
have more attractions for. the laboring
man than do rural communities. The
horde of Immigration, as well as the
ever increasing native population,
must be fed and the farm Is expected
to furnish the feed." (
GAYN0R GIVES OUT
New Mayor of New York Takes Seat
and Fill the Important
New York, Jan. 3. Mayor Gaynor
gave out last night, through his sec
retary, Robert Adamson, his list of
appointments, so far as he has been
able to make them. Among the ap
Corporation counsel, salary $16,
000. Archibald R. Watson, about 40
years old; married; democrat.
City chamberlain, salary $12,000,
Charles H. Hyde, 40 years old; mar
Commissioner of docks, salary $7.
500, Calvin Tomkins; married; dem
ocrat. Commissioner of charities, salary
$7n00. Michael J. Hrummond; mar
ried; politics not given.
Commissioner of water, gas and
electricity, salary $7,500, Henry S.
Thompson; single; democrat.
First deputy commissioner of wa
ter, pas and electricity, salary. ? ".OOf)
Professor Edward F.enilii, formerly cf
Commissioner of bridges, salary
$7,500, KIngsley Martin, 32 years
j New York. Jan. 3. William J.
Gaynor was installed as mayor of
! New York city Saturday. With the
outgoing of George B. McClelian and
year on the stock exfhange today and ' assumption of office by Gaynor, a
new regime in city governmental af
fairs Is inaugurated.
caused tome unsettiement in the tone
of the securities market. Opening j
loans were made at 6 per cent and by j
noon had advanced to 7. Before 1 j
o'clock 8 was bid. The scarcity of '
money was ascribed as the cause. j
Following the close of the market i
EARTHQUAKE AT JAMAICA
(competitive commodities shoul
jjmwureu oy me aiCTerencfs hpt
(ie cost, or proauction In this and
nanas ana that we made th
COLO WAVE IS
! ON THE WAY; 44
BELOW IN NORM
Washington, Jan. 3. Anotheile-
wjvi ware predicted by
I weather bureau, whnu A
"u "iremeiy low temperature inlie
far northwest. Fcrty-four derls
ucmjw zero was reported at P
kAlbert. Sanlr thlc m.i
(temperatures In the northern pJis
Dl-'- vuiu wwre warnings -fre
ltv.T viuerea ior oauit St. J
,end Alpena, Mich.
move and a decisive battle n;ay ba
fought at Acoyape.
SIX FARES FOR A
Washington, Jan. 3. The supreme
court of the United States today up
held the ordinance of Minneapolis,
Minn., requiring the street railway
company to Bell six tickets for 25
. Buffalo. N. Y., Jan. 3. The federal
court today gran'ed a preliminary in
junction to the Wright, brothers, en
joining the Herring-Curt iss company
and Glenn H. Curtrsa from manufactur
ing and selling aeroplanes
REAL LIVE WASHING
GLEAMED AT NEW y'
the first t
, loaded upon the correspr I
western newspapers princip.
tempt being made to have
printed in Washington or thpl
suspecting a scheme, many
reputable newspapers of tbrl
eluding the Kansas Citv
space to the tainted article.
The object of the Cannot I
Hon story is, of course, to
Cannon from the congressii
paigns next fall. , - '
"Fellow citizens," Is what
expect to,hear from the s;an
didatesfn the congressional
"my opponent charges that I
Insurgent repuhiicans i Cannonlsm. Friends, he is nJ
deavoring to resurrect a d-;
Ad everyone knows, Speaker
has resigned. No doubt mo?
have yourselves read the Wa
dispatches announcing that H
pot again be candidate for th
X BY TAV.
(Special f -rsponflenrf of The Argrns.
Washlnp.n, Jan. 1. When Presi
dent Tafr vas making his campaign
for the pirldeney the republican cam
paign markers set afloat a story to
the effect h.at Mr. Taft was decidedly
hostile Speaker Cannon and the
latter's tCfhods of running congress.
The ruse vorked perfectly. It pre
vented art-Cannon voters from de
serting tD repUbucan ticket.
That tfieri w3s no truih to the story
became elent soon after March 4,
resident rescued Cannon
rules from defeat at the
group of men who started
y tale have now come for
the announcement that
will resign at the end of
The informatiorl was un
ership. Therefore. Cannonlsm is a
false issue in this campaign, brought
out solely to deceive you."
If Speaker Cannon retires, it will be
In favor of some member satisfactory
to the special interests which dom
inate the house, and will therefore
have little or no effect on the present
system. Cannonlsm merely represents
the attitude of the majority of the
members of the house, and to change
the present order of things it will be
necessary to shift the majority from
one body of men to another.
Marlin E. Olmstead of Pennsylvania,
i who, it is said, win succeea i ncie
Joe" at speaker, is a high priest among
the standpatters of the house. He is
affiliated with the infamous Penrose
machine of Pennsylvania, and has
' ' (Continued on Page Four,)
Slight Tremor Rcorle at Kingston
Station Xo ilAinxL'p Done.
some overnight loans were made at, Kingston. Jamaica. Jan. 3. Two
11. That price was eagerly hid and tremorB WPre rocordod here yes-
the demand was greater than the sup- I terday. They were of Flight Intensity
r,lv- and not sufficient to cause damage or
alarm. The stronger shock was re
corded at 1:20 a. m., but showed only
a email movement on the seismograph.
Felt at London.
London, Jan. 3. Prolonged earth
shocks extending over tw-o hours were
recorded on the Isle of Wight and at
the observatory at Klbach on Satur
day. They were estimated to be about
3,6M miles distant. The West Indian
Cable company reports all well la tha
CATTLE FROM STATE
Springfield, 111.. Jan. 3. Owing to
; the prevalence of Texas fever a procla
mation was Issued today by Governor
Deneon prohibiting the Importation
into Illinois of southern cattle.
TWO PAY WITH LIVES
Pair of Murderer Kxecntel in Few
Minutes at Sing Sing Prison.
Sing Sing. N. Y., Jan. 3. There was
a double execution at Sing Sing prison
this morning, two murderers paying
within a few moments of each other
j the penalty of their crimes. The men
i who went to the chair were William
Morse and John Barobute, who killed
a fellow Italian in Middletown in Jan
uary, 1909. Morse's victim was Police
man Edward J. Kavanaugh, whom he
shot while trying to escape arrest for
COSTS LESS TO
BUY COAL THAN
TO RUN MINE
Pardo. Pa.. Jan. . Alleging it is
cheaper to buy coal to fill present
contracts thsn to operate the mine
at the rate of wages demanded by the
men, officials of the Enterprise mln-
have closed the mine indefinitely.