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FIFTY-NINTH YEAR. NO. 78.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 13, 1910. -TWELVE PAGES.
PRICE TWO" CENTS.
WARRING REPUBLICANS IN
CONGRESS AGREE UPON A
TRUCE FOR THE TIME BEING
Insurgents Coaxed Into
Caucus to Select a
TAFT'S HAND IS SEEN
Administration Hopes that Way
Will be Paved for a Gen
Partly cloudy tonight and Sunday;
warmer tonight; with the lowest tem
perature about 25 degrees above zero.
Temperature at 7 a. m., 22. Maxi
mum temperature in last 24 hours, 29.
Minimum in last 12 hours, 20. Velocity
of wind at 7 a. m., 4 miles per hour.
Precipitation, none. Relative humidity,
at 7 p. m. S7, at 7 a. m. S9.
J-. M. SHERIER, local forecaster.
Sun sets 4:53, rises 7:1S; moon sets
9:43 p. m.
When One Special Message Meets Another
Washington, . Jan. 15. Representa
tive Diekema of Michigan today an-
nounced himself as a candidate for
speaker to succeed Cannon when the
62nd congress is organized.
Bury Tomahntvka for Day.
Washington, Jan. 15. With toma
hawks buried and scalping knives
sheathed the hitherto warring braves
of the republican party in the house
will gather for a powwow, otherwise
known as a caucus, soon to be held.
Then, perhaps, the pipe of peace will
be passed. The big chiefs of the 1
"regulars" and "insurgents" will
pledge their amity and strife will havs
parsed from the republican wigwams.
nil erst an ding: Krachfd.
For, in the words of a statement is
sued by "insurgents," "an understand
ing has been reached." For this one
approaching caucus only, however, it
is set forth this "understanding'
President Taft played no small part
in mollifying the oxposing factions to
such a degTee as would admit of their
assembling in joint meeting.
Call at White House Fruitful.
A visit was paid him. at the White
house by Representative Hayes of Cal
ifornia and their conference, it is be
lieved, had much to do with the res
toration: of peace, or at least thVdecT
laration of an armistice.
At this caucus, it is believed, the
republican members of the committee
which the house is to appoint to act
in investigation of the Ballinger
Pinchot controversy will be selected.
Plan of Insurgent.
The insurgents desire to emphasize
the feasibility and practicability of
their proposition that the appointment
of committees should be taken out of
the hands of the speaker by showing
that a party caucus can do the work
Mr. Hayes in a statement issued last
night says; "The question of future
conferences is one on which there has
been no agreement.'
Taft Issues Statement
Later the following was given out
by President Taft:
"It has been agreed between the
regular republicans and the so-called in
surgents represented by Mr. Dwight
on the one hand and Mr. Hayes on the
other, after conference with tne presi
dent, that a caucus should be held to
pass upon the question of the commit
tee in the interior department investi
gation with the assurance that the in
surgents, if they came into the caucus,
would be treated fairly, and that a
committee of acknowledged impartial
ity would be appointed. A further
agreement was foreshadowed that cau
cuses would be held from time to time,
to which all elected as republicans
should be invited, to take up the vari
ous measures recommended by the ad
ministration as performances of party
pledges, the subject of each caucus 'o
De announced in advance."
HE UPHOLDS KNOX
Lewis Nixon Says Secretary of
State is Doing Great Work
in Far East.
OPENING CHINA TO TRADE
Has Placed Japan on Defensive
tension of the Monroe Doc
trine to Asia.
New York, Jan. 15. "I regard Secre
tary Knox"s plan for the neutralization
of Manchurian railways as of tremen
dous importance," says Lewis Nixon,
the boat builder, who was in the far
east during the Russo-Japanese war
and at various times since.
Not Alwaya to Be Proud of.
"Our diplomatic history," continues
Nixon, "has not always been one in
which we can take great pridet There
fore, it is a great satisfaction to feel
that we have a secretary of state who
has been able to put Japan on the de
fensive or lay bare to the world the
betrayal of the solemn promises of the
treaty of Portsmouth.
eiilaar WHBt JtBilPi'. "
"China, seeing fruits of the great
disinterested Monroe doctrine in South
America, is looking to an alliance or
understanding with the United States
that will save it from commercial par
tition and vassalage. If the people of
this country will uphold the hands -A
the man whose efforts are being de
voted to equal trade opportunities in
the east we shall have a Knox doctrine
that will lay the foundations of a great
foreign commerce in the near future."
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UESTIONS AT STAKE
HIT MANY CITIES
Loss at St. Louis Due to Gorges and
Floods Thaw to Follow
SALOON LOSES IN
GARY BY 7 VOTES
Laporte. Ind., Jan. 15. By a decision
f Judge Tuthill in the superior court
:oday the anti-saloon element of Gary
tvon by a majority of seven. They
:laimed 60 and the saloon men con
:ested the election. The town will be
Iry at least two years.
Wage Deadlock; No Papers Issued.
Denver, Colo., Jan. 15. Because of
:he failure of the publishers and press
men's union to reach an agreement on
:he wage question neither of the two
norning papers appeared today.
Chicago. Jan. 15. With the greater
force of the storm of the last three
days spent and moving to the east,
dispatches from points in the Missis
sippi and Ohio river valleys tell of
enormous damage wrought by tho
cold and heavy snow. Even with a
thaw in fiipht e-reat annrphpnstnn s !
felt in many cities along river banks.
At St. Louis probably $025,000 dam
age has been caused by an ice gorge
and the conditions the worst seen in
Part of the big bridge of the Kaw
river at Kansas City, Kan., has been
Further west, in Nebraska partic
ularly, hundreds of cattle are dying
on the plains from cold.
In Michigan and Wisconsin .traffic
conditions are almost demoralized and
othej- cities of Illinois, where many
trains are being stalled. In Chicago
there has been a great scarcity of fuel.
Milk -shipments to Chicago are tied
up and many of the dealers have an
nounced they will deliver only in the
morning and then only to homes
where there are babies.
London, Jan. 15. David Lloyd George,
closing his campaign with a speech at
Grimsby this afternoon, referred to the
invincibility of the British navy, and
declared "if the German fleet, in a mo
ment of madness, ever attacked Great
Britain, it would be at the bottom of
the German ocean in a very few hours."
First Hound Fought.
London, Jan. 15. The first round in
the general elections was fought today
Lin G6 constituencies returning 74 mem
bers of parliament. In 1906 these con--
sMtuerieies returned 47 liberal, 17
unionists and 8 labor candidates. That
today's polling will show a considera
ble change in party figures Is general
ly conceded, as the election is being
contested with entirely new lists and
the fight has been bitter.
Seven I'ntoulsls In.
Seven more unionists became mem
bers of the new parliament this morn
ing without contests, the liberals as
usual offering no opposition to the re
turn of members from the three uni
versities of Oxford, Cambridge ani
Dublin, and Speaker Lowther, the
member for Penrith. The nationalises
also scored one uncontested election,
Patrick O'Brien being chosen by ac
clamation from Kilkenny.
Centers at Manchester.
In today's elections interest centers
at Manchester and vicinity, a district
which heretofore has remained loyal
to free trade. Birmingham also voted
today, but those seats were secured
Closed at MKb(.
London, Jan. 15. Last night witness
ed the close of the parliamentary elec
tion campaign. It has been fought on
an issue novel to the people of these
times an Issue that has not been rais
ed before for 300 years and It has
been fought with an Intensity of con
viction, energy and bitterness unparal
leled in Great Britain in the present
Even the Gladstonian home rule cam
paign, which came near destroying the
liberal party, failed to arouse the po
litical factions to anything like their
-,tr Death MtruitKle.t'"5 "
The "conftfet ihal oprnd l)&e ballot
boxes today for the first general elec
tion since 1906 was a death struggle
between the two great political par
ties in the state the aristocrats and
"Vote to protect the vote" is the ex
hortation addressed to the people last
night by the leading liberal organ, and
it then succinctly portrays how the con
flict presents itself to the liberals. On
the opposing side is ranged every pos
sible influence in support of the priv
The demand of the house of commons
for a limitation of the powers of the
peers, home rule, and tariff reform,
with the budget, are the issue to be de
cided by the British electors. 1
ESCAPED MOB; LAW
WILL HANG NEGRO
Belleville, 111., Jan. 15. Willis Clark,
the negro who pleaded guilty to killing
Eugene V. Goudey, the motorman, and
shooting and robbing M. V. O'Brien,
couductor of an East St. Ixmis street
car, was sentenced to hang Feb. 18.
Two mobs threatened to lynch Clark
soon after his arrest last month.
Iowa Congressman Announces
He Will Not Be Candidate
MUST PROVIDE FOR FAMILY
Denies Allegation That He Has Been
PLAN LAID T
1AV GROSS T
sold. May opffon.sold at $14.40, and
the market closed at an advance of 61
to 78 points from the closing figures
of last night on the active months.
New York, Jan. 15. The big bull
campaign in cotton collapsed yester
day with the most spectacular price
decline seen in a week of erratic re
cessions. It was reported after the
close of the market that the position
of the leading southern bull had been
completely undermined by the con
At the low point yesterday New
York contracts showed a decline of
from $5.20 to $5.60 a bale from the
closing prices of the night previous,
which was a break of from $6.10 to
$6.50 a bale from the high figures
of the day, and of $13.35 to $14.25
a bale from the high point of the sea
son. May contracts touched $13.70.
The bull market has lasted for
over a year. At the height of the
campaign It was estimated that E.
G. Scales of Texas, the leader, had
accumulated paper profits of $10,
000,000 for the season. His heav
iest holdings were in May cotton, and
he and his friends were believed to
have controlled contracts for 1,000,
Washington Hears Com-'
mercial Bodies of
West are Busy.
AN INVITATION SENT
A NARROW ESCAPE
FOR WHITELAW REID
American Ambassador to Great Brit
ain Almost Washed from Ship
Mixed Up Ruinously on the Jtia. wryo waahnil Awieli mm
New York, Jan. 15. Passengers
reaching post today on the overdue
American liner St. Louis reported
Whitelaw Reid, American ambassador
to Great Britain, narrowly escaped in
jury when a huge wave swept by a tre
mendous sea mounted the vessel last
Wednesday evening. Reid was in a
steamer chair on the promenade deck
with his secretary, Miss Rogers, when
the wave struck the ship, carrying a
large section of the port rail with it.
Side of Cannon.
Washington, Jan. 15. Representa
tive Dawson of the Second Iowa dis
trict will not be a candidate for the
primary next June for renomination
is the announcement made by Dawson
Ones It to Family.
Dawson says: "Every man owes it
to his family to provide against a day
of need, and having devoted six years
to the service of the district I feel
plain duty requires that I return to
private life in order that I may have
opportunity to make financial provi
sion for those dependent on me."
Mot Involved In Fischt.
Dawson has not been involved lo
his embarrassmet in the contest be
tween the regular and insurgent re
publicans, and that conflict has no
bearing on his decision to retire. He
is serving a third term and each suc
ceeding election has shown an increas
ed republican majority in an exceed
ingly close district.
most of the passengt-rs. Including Reid
and his secretary quite a distance down
the deck. They suffered a thorough
12 HURT COASTING
AT BURLINGTON, IA.
Injuries of Two May Ho Fatal Two
Collisions of Sleds on
Clark Returns to Capital and
Says Next Congress Will
Washington, Jan. 15. Champ Clark,
minority leader of the house, returned
today after 10 dayB of speech making
in Missouri and the middle west, and
predicted a sweeping democratic vic
tory in the congressional election next
fall and a democratic house.
Gone to Bee Rooae-relt.
Clark brought from Missouri a story
of the departure of a certain gentle
man from Kansas City a few days ago
for Africa, representing practically all
the commercial bodies of the west and
middle west, to invite Roosevelt to
land at San Francisco upon his return
to the United States and cross the con
tinent from west to east.
Grant Did Same Thins.
Clark recalled that Grant had done
much the same thing, and said If Grant
had landed at San Francisco at a more
opportune time no power could have
prevented him from getting the nom
ination for the presidency for a third
Detective Seizes Spook and Kxpoe
Methods I'mmI by Woman la
Chit ago Seances.
! Chicago, Jan. 15. While convers
ing with the spirit of his great
grandfather in a darkened room on
the south side last night. Detective
rhillp Fitzsimuions reac hed out and
selzud the "spirit" of hfa ancestor
with such force that it screamed and
dropped a pair of false teeth. When
light was secured the detecitve ar
rested the "spirit" In tho person of
Mrs. C. B. Green, a medium. The
nnrlinetnn. Iowa. .Tan. 15. woman, tier husband ana four wo-
Twelve persons were severely hurt, !mcn attending t'.ie seance were takn
two probably fatally, last night in ! to the police station chnrged with
two coasting accidents. In one acci-; conducting fraudulent bplrituallstic
dent two sleds ran into carh other at 1 meetings.
the bottom of a hill and six were se-
"ET TU BRUTUS;" WALTER LONSDALE
NOW DOUBTS VERACITY OF COOK
NEW DATE FOR
Washington, Jan. 15. The house to
iay voted to recommit the resolution
providing for a change of date of the
presidential inauguration. This prac
tically defeats it.
Washington, Jan. 15. Cutting the
estimates nearly a million dollars the
committee on appropriations today re
ported to the house the urgent de
Bciency appropriation bill carrying $3,-03,81C.
Chicago, Jan. 15. Suit was filed in
the United States circuit court here
today charging that the federal cor
poration tax law is unconstitutional
and seeking an injunction to restrain
the directors of the Northern Trust
company from paying the tax. The
bill was filed by Fred W. Smith, a
stockholder of the Northern Trust com
pany of Chicago, and is in the nature
of a test case.
Copenhagen, Jan. 15. Walter Lons
dale is the most recent of the former
associates and employes of Dr. Cook
to admit distrust of the man whose
claim to the discovery of the north
pole was rejected by the University
of Copenhagen. Ixnsdale was private
secretary to United States Minister
Egan up to the time of the arrival
here of Cook, with whom he then as
sociated himself in a similar confiden
Did Clerical Work.
He accompanied th explorer to the
United States, made a typewritten dup
licate of the polar records and brought
the data here for the examination of
the university committee. He has re
mained loyal to his employer until now,
when he says he is beginning to doubt
No Word Since Verdict.
Lonsdale states he received a letter
from Cook under date of Dec. 24 and
mailed from a city in southern Spain.
According to this letter Cook was on
the sea from Dec. 14 to Dec. 24 and
accordingly was not acquainted with
the decision of the examining commit
tee when the letter was written.
Since the receipt of this letter Lons
dale says he has hoard nothing from
Cock, though he has addressed several
telegrams to him at a point where he
thought the explorer could be reaced.
Cleared A boat SMMMM).
Lonsdale estimates Cook cleared
$50,000 from the exploitation of his
NEGRO WOMAN HELD
The second collision occurred In
the middle of the hill, where two
heavily loaded coaster ran into each
other at full speed. A girl had both
legs broken, a boy was internally in
jured and four otber persons sus
tained severe cuts or broken bones.
In addition to the 12 persons ser
iously injured, several were cut and
Mrs. Elizabeth Adams Implicated by
Confession of Hay ljaniphere
La Porte, Ind., Jan. 15. Mrs. Eliza-
DEAD MAN WAS CHICAG0AN
Barrett Kastimm. Dramatic Critic,
Poisoned ,-M'lf at lliloxi. Miss.
Chicago, Jan. 15. II v means of
photograph the identification of the ; Hn
body ot a man touna cieaa in a noiei
at liiloxi. Miss.. Tuesday, was made
NO LIGHT ON SWOPE DEATH
IO.-iiiiint ion of Stomach tit Supposed
Murder Victim Not Cotuplrtrd.
Kansas City. Mo. Jan. 15. A solu
tion of the mysW-ry t-urioundlnz the
death of Colonol Thomns H. Swope
was apparently no nearer at hand to
day than it was when dft'ctivos wer
given the case early in thp week. Tho
examination of the millionaire's atom
cch to learn whether orath wa3 really
caused by poison Las not jet been completed.
ADMITS THREE MARRIAGES
beth Adams, colored, today was taken , hpre todav bv Coionoi F a Kastman
into custody as a witness to the mur-;ci,y statistician, as that of his win.
der of Mrs. Bolle Gumiess and her Barrett Eastman, dramatic critic. In-
ennaren uy nay uimpnere, as reveai-1 (jjcatians were that
ed in the publication of Lamphcre's ' p0jSOJU.( himself,
confession to Kev. E. A. Schell of
Mount Pleasant. Iowa Judge RicMer i p, VQRCED; USES REVOLVER Torre Haute,
ordered the arrest of the woman after j '
Arrested at Terre Haute Says
One Wife Lives at Monmouth, 111.
i Terre Haute. Ind. Jan. 15. Harry
! Epperly. arretted here mdiy at the re
j quest of thr police of Anderson. Ind-.
admits, it is said, he has three vivP3.
Last man : f., rri,, K'nnnoHv Pnnerlv at Anderson
Emma Decker . Epperly at Monmouth,
111, ami Bessie Dunbar Epperly at
conferring with prosecutor Smith. The ; xv.scons,n Un Kis Vnrm AVife Denies Telegraph Merger,
prosecutor announced he was satisfied am, M,f Wounding Daughter.. i New York. Jan. 15 Vice President
Lamphere's narrative to Schell was a Milwaukee, Jan. 15. A f-peeial" to ! Adams of tho Postal Telegraph corn
faithful account of the happenings on j (nc Evening Wisconsin says that Aug-' Ia".v oday vigorously denied there
the Gunness "murder farm." ! usl MavPS a farm'r near Greenleaf, ! was any plan to merge telegraph In-
: Wis., today shot and killed his wife. ! torests and asserted iho keenest com
BULL CAMPAIGN IS ENDED wounded his daughter. Mrs. Martha j petition will still continue 'between. Uv
i Knorr of Applelon. and thfn commit- Postal and Western Union.
i otton Mump .uai ks . lose or .Move- j ted suicide. A divorce waa granted
ment on :r Nearly a Year. J Mrs Mavos two weeks aso. The shoot-
New York, Jan. Ij. The cotton mar- j lng took piare when ,he WOmen return-
ket had an exciting opening, ana dur-1 e(j to pct Eonic clothing.
ing the early session 200,000 bales were
Woman Passed Bad Checks.
Alton, 111., Jan. 15. A woman giv
ing her name as Josephine Croan,
aged 19. of Anderson, Ind., was held
under $100 bond today on the charge
of passing a worthless check. She ad
mitted, it is said, cashing a worthless
check in Burlington, Iowa, where she
called herself "Helen Houston."
Crisis in Spain Over?
Madrid, Jan. 15. Premier Moret to
day announced his conviction that a
crisis has been created by the mili
tary agitation against the government.
It is also declared the number of dis
contented officers exceeds 2,300.
PINCHOT'S REMOVAL TRIUMPH
FOR LAND AND TIMBER THIEVES
(Special Correspondence of The Argus.)
Washington, Jan. 13. In the Bal-linger-Pinchot
controversy the ene
mies of conservation of natural re
sources have used, and are still us
ing. President Taft as a cat's paw
to strike down those government em
ployes who have resolutely stood in
the way of the patenting of fraudu
lent land claims.
No one, of course, believes that
Mr. Taft would knowingly protect
men using Illegal methods of secur
ing' government lands. Yet the fact
remains that at least unconsciously,
the president has aided conservation
foes through allowing certain advis
ers to incite him to drive from the
public service nearly every man who
btood out in the foreground in the
fight against the iand and timber
Cturr for Thieves.
Not since there has been a conser
vation movement have conditions
been so propitious for land and tim
ber thieves to get Jn their work as
no-. The few adherents of Pinchot
and Roosevait that remain in the gov.
ernment service have had their use
fulness to the people completely de
stroyed by -the moral contained in
the object lessons they have just wit
nessed. President Taft's "gag" or
der, issued lo prevent every govern
ment employe save secretaries of de
partments from giving information,
even to members of congress, is not
necessary. The feeling of the aver
age employe in Washington today is
that if he should see underhanded
ness or fraud, and should reveal it.
his position would not be worth five
Climax of Fight.
The dismissal of Gifford Pinchot as
head of the forestry bureau marked
the climax of a systematic fight that
(Continued on Page Twelve.)
Work of Day in Congress
Washington, Jan. 15. Following is a
tummary of the proceedings of the two
houses of congress yesterday, tiken
from tha official records:
SESATK The Hcnate wa not In kps
filon. lintSK After listening to the pres
ident's conservation m''Hare. the tiouxe
spent the rest of its sesKlnti consider
ing the Henry resolution proposing an
amendment to the constitution rhunx-inR-
the date of presidential Inaugura
tion, lfd by Mr. TVrklns of New York
the opponents of the resolution showed
such unexpected strength thut Its
friends caused adjournment to prevent
a vote. In which they would have been
required to Ret a two-thirds majority.
The resolution was vigorously defend
ed by Representatives Parker of New
Jersey, Henry of Texus and Goebel of
Ohio. On t!ie"othcr hand. Representa
tives ftafford of Wisconsin. "ampbell or
Kansas. Harrison of New York. M. K.
Drisooll of New York. Cralir of Ala
bama, Lindbergh of Minnesota and KIs
sons of Mississippi spoke ctrongly
agalbst It Adjourned at i.Oo.
TO RESENT NEW
SLAP BY CRETE
Borlin. Jan. 15. A dispatch from
Constantinople says the Turkish gov
ernment is holding 12.000 troops in
readiness to be sent to Crete because
of ncent complications. The porte re
cently addressed a note to the powers
protfBtlng against the aliened new vio
lation of the sovereign righta of tha
sultan through the Cretan executive
committee taking the oath of allegi
ance to' King George and the adoption
of a'resolution by the Cretan assem
bly to introduce the Hellenic code of
Replies have been received from
Great Britain and Ru3s!a. Both of
them express regret at the policy of
the Cretans and intimated measures
were under way to prevent further acts
of a eimllar nature. ' . .