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FJFTY-NIXTH YEAR. NO. 125.
FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 1910. FOURTEEN PAGES
PRICE TWO CENTS.
He and Sherman and Root
Get Burned Fingers
PARTY CAUCUS DEFIES
n.obb Nominated for President
in Senate Despite Strong
Washington, March 11. Vice Presi
dent Sherman and Representative Mo
Klnley, chairman of the republican
congressional committee, are evidently
disturbed by the result of the republi
can caucus at Albany last night, when
despite the efforts of Sherman, Root
and other administration leaders to
prevent It, Cobb was chosen president
pro tem of the New York senate. Mc
Kinley today openly expressed his dis
pleasure at the action of the caucus.
Thwi Are Aired.
Albany, N. Y.t March 11. The ratifi
cation by the senate today of the cau
cus nomination of Cobb for president
pro tem of the senate gave opportunity
for senators who supported the candi
date favored by Senator Root and
Governor Hughes to express opinions
of the action of the caucus.
Says Whirlwind la Sowm.
Senator Davenport, Mr. Root's per
sonal representative, declared this one
of the most critical periods in the his
tory of the republican party and the
question was which shall rule, a sin
ister few who have steadily antagon
ized the policies of Governor Hughes,
or the sentiment of the many, led by
the tried and true older statesmen of
the republican . party.
"Our opponents have sown the
wind," he declared, "and they will reap
Better "Clean. On Stable." ,,
Senator Klssell , of -ShrooklyC corn-
men tlBff-on the situation, said r Ton
can say this for me: Tell Taft, -Root
and Sherman to stay In Washington
and clean their own stables down
there. The senate of the state of New
York can do Its own house cleaning
A STATE TICKET
South Dakotans Name R. S. Vessey
for Governor and Fill All
Huron, 8. D., March 11. South Da
kota Insurgent republicans, In confer
ence here today, named a state ticket
headed by R. S. Veseey for governor.
The other nominees are:
Lieutenant Governor F. M. Byrne.
Secretary of State 9. Polley.
Auditor John Blebelheim.
Treasurer A. W. Ewart.
Commissioner of Schools and Public
Lands F. F. Brlnker.
Attorney General Royal C. John
Eon. Superintendent C. G. Laurence.
Railroad Commissioner W. B. Ben
edict. Congressman First district, Thom
as Thorson; Second district, J. F. S tra
der. VAST IRRIGATION
CONTRACT IS LET
Kansas City Firm Gets $12,087,000
Job Reclaiming 3OO.00O
Acres in Colorado.
Pueblo, Colo., March 11. A Kansas
City, Mo., firm has been given the
contract for the construction of dams
and canal3 of the Canon City, Flor
ence and Pueblo Water company's irri
gation system, one of the largest in
the country. The contract calls for 12
big reservoirs, 160 miles of main canal
and 30 miles of divergent canals.
Over 300,000 acres of land will be re
claimed. The bid was $12,9S7,000.
Business Improvement Noted.
New York, March 11. Dispatches 10
Dun's Review Indicate uniform im
provement in the business situation
and demand for seasonable merchan
dise expanding with higher tempera
tures. Work of Day in Congress
Washington, March 11. Following is
a summary of the proceedings of the
two houses of . congress yesterday,
taken from the official records:
SENATE The senate passed the In
dian appropriation 'bill, carrying; J10,
090.000. and adjourned to today.
HOISH The house passed the tTnited
States military academy bill, carrying
II. 700.000, and began consideration of
the legislative, executive and Judicial
appropriation bill, which as reported by
Ut fOamHUi Mnrnnrlat , ii nn
Fair tonight and Saturday; slightly
colder tonight, with freezing temper
Maximum temperature tn last 24
Lhours, 44; minimum In last 12 hours.
34. Temperature at 7 a. m.. 36. veloci
ty of wind, at 7 a. m.. 7 miles per hour.
Precipitation, none. Relative humid
ity, at 7 p. m. 46, at 7 a. m. 64.
J. M. T5HERIER,
(From noon today until noon tomor
row.) Sun sets 5:58, rises $:12; moon
sets 6:24 p. m. '
PEARY TO TAKE
Said That Polar Data Will Be
Made Public at London .
BIG RECEPTION IS PLANNED
Lieutenant Shackleton Denies Assert
ing That It Is Impossible to
Make Speed Claimed.
London, March 11. Commander
Robert EX Peary, It Is announced au
thoritatively here. Is bringing proofs
of his polar achievement with him
and will make them public at a meet
ing he is to address at Albert hall
under the auspices of the Royal Geo
graphical society. The explorer, who3e
good faith is generally accepted by
British geographers, has the promise
of a magnificent reception in London.
Already, two months ahead o fthe date
of his lecture, the applications for
seats are sufficient to twice fill the
great hall. Members of the royal
family are expected to be present at
both the lecture and the banquet pre
Shackleton Denies Statement.
Lieutenant Sir Ernest Shackleton,
who last year penetrated the antarctic
circle to within 111 miles of the south
pole, yesterday afternoon disclaimed
the statement credited to hlra by Con
gressman Robert B. Macon of Arkan
sas before the subcommittee of the
house naval committee March 9 with
reference to the number of miles a
day ft was possible to travel over th
"I tcan see no reason," said Sir Er
nest, "why Commander Peary, who
had dogs with him, should not have
done what he has claimed.- The dogs,
of course, must have done the pull
ing, for the men could not. On my
Journey from the south pole I covered
on five consecutive day3 20, 18, 22, 26
and 29 miles." I
HOOT PATTEN OFF
STREET IN ENGLAND
London, March 11. A dispatch from
Manchester says James A. Patten of
Chicago, cotton and grain speculator,
was nooted on tne Manchester ex
change this morning and subsequently
followed through the streets by a large
crowd. He was obliged to find refuge
In a business office.
There are persons in Manchester
who were squeezed In the Patten rise
In the price of cotton last year and
they have neither forgotten nor for
given him. This was the cause of the
demonstration against Mm today.
ITALIANS HONOR MORGAN
Want American Financier to Help
Plan a Celebration in 1011.
Rome. March 11. J. P. Morgan, the
American financier, today accepted an
Invitation from that body to act as the
honorary president of the foreign com
mittee of Italians, an organization ar
ranging for the celebration in 1911 of
the 60th anniversary of the proclama
tion making Rome the capital of
NO RULE BY COMMISSION
Franchise Taxing and "Lid' Clauses
Cause Adverse Vote.
Sapulpa, Okla., March 11. The
charter providing for the commission
form of government yesterday was de
li' at ed by a majority of 41. To a
clause providing for the payment of 3
per cent of.ther gross earnings by
franchise holders and one providing
for the enforcement of the liquor law
are laid the document's defeat.
Washington, March 11. The senate
committee on territories today voted
to report favorably the Arizona and
New Mexico statehood bill after adop
ting an amendment against the dis
franchising of Mexican voters. , All
democrats are opposed to the amend
ment except Clarke of Arkansas. If
defeated, it would have made the new
states democratic. The bill to incor-"
porate the Rockefeller foundation, was
today ordered favorably reported tc
Report Recommends In
creasing Stock to
NO REASON IS GIVEN
Shown That Trust Reaped Vast
Revenue During the Year
New York, March 11. The recom
mendation that the capital stock of
the American Telephone and Tele
graph company, the so-called telephone
trust, be Increased to $500,000,000 is
contained In the company's annual re-
port made today, but other than to
say the company desired to be "fore
handed." No reason is given for the
requested increase of $200,000,000 in
the capital. Wall street believes the
company purposes a still greater ex
pansion. Net Revrane Vast.
The company's net revenue In 1909
exceeded $30,000,000 and the net earn
tags of the Bell system were $48,367
500. The report, however, states "that
none of this increase will be needed
during the current year for ordinary
Hu 10,000,000 Mile of Wire.
The report shows the number of
telephone stations In the Bell system
is increased to over 5,000,000, including
1,500,000 operated by connecting com
panies. The wire mileage is shown
to be over 10,000,000 miles, while traf
fic has Increased to nearly 20,000,000
connections a day or about 6,500,000.-
000 connections a year. The company
had a net revenue for 1909 of over
$30,000,000, while the Bell system
earned in gross $149,914,700, an in
crease of $11,770,400 over last year.
Pat Much In Surplus.
The net earnings for the Bell sys
tem were $48,367,500, out of which
$23,910,600 were paid in dividends.
$10,221,400 in interest and $14,235,500
was placed in the surplus. Oue of the
gross earnings nearly $45,000,000 wat.
charged to depreciation and mainte
nances. No new phases of the taking
over of the Western Union by the
Telephone company were developed in
PLEA OF NOT GUILTY
FORTHE BEEF TRUST
New York, March 11. Former State
Senator Edwards appealed in special
session at Jersey City today and en
tered pleas of not guilty on behalf of
the National Packing company, Mor
ris & Co., Swift & Co. and Armour &
Co., Indicted in connection with the
alleged beef trust. The date for the
trial is not yet fixed.
NEW TEAM FOR SECOND
Wood and Ielgh of Chicago Bowl
1,222 in Doubles.
Detroit, Mich., March 11. Ghio and
Huntington ot Omaha foiled 1,153 and
red the first three squads in the two
man event today at the bowling tour
nament. Qualey and Schmidt of St.
Louis shot 1,138, the next best score.
Liequesne-Reader of Cleveland, roll-
lng In the fourth squad, scored 1,190,
the high total of tne day. ,
Wood and Leigh of Chicago scored
1,222 In a late squad of the two man
events today and went into second
place. , -
WILL GO TO SEA TO
Pitteburgers Propose to Form Party
of 1,000 to Welcome Return
Pittsburg. PaV March 11. Pitts
burgers are planning to welcome Theo
dore Roosevelt on the high seas as
ho approaches his home shores. The
Americus club and the Young Men's
Republican Tariff club, of which Mayor
Magee is president, are arranging the
trip. Plans Include special trains to
New York and the chartering of a
steamer to carry at least 1,000 persons.
It is planned to sail out about 24 hours
and meet the Roosevelt ship, escorting
It to port.
CLAIM REBELS HAVE HOPE
Letters from Interior of Nicaragua
Deny Estrada's Cause Is Lost.
New Orleans, March 11. Denying
reports of the demoraiiration ot Es
trada's forces letters received here
Anot her Boycott That Failed
late last night by agents of the Nlca-
raguan revolutionists , state men, am
munition and supplies are being rushed
into the interior for Generals Mena,
Chamorro and Matuty. The letters
assert that there is no lack of en
thusiasm among the followers ot Es
trada. RUN OP CLEVELAND -BANK
ENDS AT NOON
Cleveland, Ohio, March 11. Noon
today saw the end of the run
on the bank of the Society for Savings,
which started late Wednesday and
caused a panic among the depositors.
About $1,200,000 was withdrawn.
BRYAN WILL CLASH
Lincoln, Neb., March 11. Governor
Shallenberger said today he was op
posed to county option and would fa
vor an 8 o'clock closing law. His poli
cy for regulating the ' liquor problem
will be fought by William J. Bryan,
who favors county option.
RECORD OF ROOSEVELT TOCK,
March 23, 1909 Sailed from New
April 5 Arrived at Naples.
April 6 Sailed for Mombasa, Brit
ish East Africa.
April 21 Arrived at Mombasa.
May 20 to Feb. 3, 1910 Hunted all
through central Africa,, killing
lions, buffaloes, "hippopotami,
deer and every sort of African
wild game, and arriving at last
"In the Belgian Congo.
Feb. 17 Arrived at Gondokoro,
Feb. 28 Left Gondokoro by boat
March 14 Arrives at Khartum.
March 29 Arrives at Alexandria.
April 2 Arrives at Gibraltar.
April 10 Arrives at Naples.
April 14 Arrives In Paris. Great
public reception planned.
April 17 Goes to Vienna to Inter
national Sporting exhibition.
May 19 Guest of faculty of Uni
versity of Berlin. -
May 12 Visits Christiania.
May 15 Arrives In London and is
given freedom of city. '
June 15 Arrives In New York.
Home at last. ' j
System by Which filabray
Gang Bled "Lambs" is
Government Making Good Case
Against Members of "Mil
Council Bluffs, Iowa. March 11. In
the trial today of Maybray on the
charge of alleged swindling by fake
sporting events Peter Vvorhees, a
pawnbroker of Alma, Mich., confirmed
the testimony of other witnesses yes-
terday as to the swindling of C. A.
Nelson. Alex Delaine of Green Bay,
Wis., testified he had accumulated $2,
500 as a farm laborer and lost all on
a fake race at Council Bluffs.
Witnesses Tell Stories.
"Council Bluffs, March 11. Testi
mony was given yesterday, by four gov
ernment witnesses in the case of John
C. Maybray and others charged with
conspiracy to defraud by the unlawful
use of the United States mails for pro
moting fake sporting events.
The alleged operations of Maybray
and' his associates, known as the "Mil
lionaires'" club," In New Orleans, Den
ver and Council Bluffs, was told in de
tail. The sporting events carried
through by these men, according to
the witnesses, ' were so well planned
that there was not a chance for the
victim to escape, and the losses ran
from $2,000 to $37,000, according to the
ability and the willingness of the vic
tim to contribute.
Illinois Man Lost 910,000.
' Thomas Gay, one of the indicted
men who turned state's evidence, was
the first witness .called. He testified
he. first met Maybray In New Orleans.
Maybray was then associated with R.
B. Haniman , and Frank W. Brown,
who are now fighting extradition In
Los Angeles. Gay lived at Streator,
111., where he was a professional wrest
ler. He induced Thomas Tierney of
Streator to go to New Orleans and bet
on a wrestling match: Tierney lost
$10,000, of which Gay received $2,500.
He told in detail of the system em
ployed to get victims and of how they
were handled from the time they were
first "Interviewed" until they were
sent home penniless. He was also one
of the wrestlers In a match at Council
Bluffs where a lumberman from St.
Paul, Mr. Shull, lost $2,500.
Induced Friends to Bet.
Ernest Fenby of Shepherd, Mich,
another professional wrestler who was
defeated at Detroit a few nights ago
by Zbyszko, testified that he received
letters from Council Bluffs written by
Maybray giving instructions for fixing
wrestling matches and horse races.
He, with James Coon, a neighbor, in
duced three friends to bet and they
lost $14,000 on wrestling matches.
Fenby explained how a bladder of
blood was caused to burst in the op
ponent's mouth at the critical moment,
when the latter vjould roll over and
assume a dying condition. TnlV was
a ruse to break np the match. Tben
everybody would scatter to prevent ar-
rest. He worked this trick three
Plenty of Moaey tor a Wall.
James Coon of Owosso, Mich., husk
ed corn for a living until he learned of
the "system," and then made plenty of
money for a while. He Identified May
bray as the leader of the Millionaires'
Coon confirmed Fenbys testimony.
Coon Is now employed by a beet sugar
company at Owosso.
C. A. Kelson, a farmer of Alma, Mich
lost $3,000, and he told how It hap
pened. He started out for "a bit of
sport" and ended up without a cent, a
"steerer" having purchased a ticket
and sent him home.
IS SOME HOPE
YET FOR RUSSIA
Trial Shows it is Possible
Obtain a Measure of Jus
POLICEMAN IS CONVICTED
Proven to Hare Plotted to Convict
Students of. Crime in Order to
Kharoka, Russia, March 10. (De
layed.) Inspector Lagovsky of the
Luben police department was sen
tenced today to four years In the pen
itentiary for manufacturing evidence
on which three innocent students nar
rowly escaped court martial and death
for terrorist attempts.
Lagovsky, hoping to secure promo
tion, concocted terrorist proclamations
and cipher correspondence which he
concealed in the houses of the students
showing their connection with the
crimes, burled a number of bombs and
revolvers in their gardens and as a
climax shot himself in the arm to
simulate an attempt on his life, swear
ing that he had identified one of the
students as the perpetrator.
ENJOINED ATST. LOUIS
St. Louis, March 11. A sweeping
temporary injunction was Issued by
Judge Dyer in the United States dis
trict court today against individual
members of the - striking bricklayers
womea on tne new uataonc camearai.
The union men are restrained from in
terfering - with the workmen in any
way and prohibiting them from visiting
them at their homes.
COAST QUAKES MOST .
SEVERE SINCE 1906
San Francisco, CaL, March 11. Last
night earthquake shocks, considered
the worst since the 1908 tremor, were
reported at various points in Califor
nia, but there was no serious damage.
SEES FRIEND BURNED
Woman 111 With Pneumonia Will
I Me m Itesult of Shock.
Princeton, Ind., March 11. Explos
ion of a can of gasoline set fire to the
clothes of Mrs. Mary Cramer, aged 19,
and she was fatally burned. Mrs.
Emma Baker, - sick with pneumonia,
was unable to go to the assistance of
Mrs. Cramer, and will die from the
shock of the scene.
SHOOTS GIRL AND SELF
Father Who Objected to Daughter's
Suitor May Die Girl May Kecove.".
Mankato. Minn., March 11. Because
his daughter Maude accepted the at
tentions of a young man to whom he
objected Robert Pfelffer of Judson,
near here, shot the daughter and him
self. He will probably die, while the
girl has a chance to recover.
GETS 99 YEARS IN PRISON
Negro Janitor, Charged with Attack
ing Young White Girls.
Kansas City, March 11. William
Jackson, a negro janitor, charged with
attacking six young white girls, was
convicted yesterday and sentenced to
99 years' Imprisonment. Former Gov
ernor Burke of North Dakota was fore
man of the Jury.
Joint Scale Committee at Work.
Cincinnati, Ohio, March 11. The
joint scale conmittee of the miners
and operators today began work on
the demands of the miners.
LIMIT OF LAW
FOR MAKERS OF
Chicago, March 11. Summary ac
tion was taken today by Judge Landl
in the United States district court in
sentencing iolators of the federal
oleomargarine laws. Samuel Driesbach
and AVilliam Broadwell was each sen
tenced to a fine a' $15,000 and six years
imprisonment. Daniel Bortz got li
months in the house of correction at
Chicago. Bortz was . Immediately
taken to prison and preparations were
made to take Driesbach and Broad
well to Fort Leaves worth today.
IN THE CASE
Forced to Talk, Chief En
gineer Davis Raps
HIS ACTS SUSPICIOUS,
Tried to Avoid Public Notice in
Restoring Withdrawn Lands
Washington, March 11. With the
testimony of Glavls, Plnchot and Car
field all In, the prosecution of the Bal-linger-Pinchot
hearing today began the
introduction of evidence Intended to
corroborate what these witnesses have
said. The first witness today was A.
P. Davis, chief engineer of the recla
Not Anxious to Talk.
Davis let It be known he took the
stand reluctantly and declared he did
not wish to testify' unless specifically
directed to do so by the committee.
Chairman Nelson told him he had been
officially summoned and would have to
give any information he had.
Loss la the Work.
Davis Is an elderly man who has
been In the recbimation work for more
than a score of years. He accompanied
Taft, then president-elect, to Panama '
In January, 1909, as a member of the
board of consulting engineers on canal
Interest In the investigation began
to lag today raid the crowd which
sought admittance to the hearing
chamber was smaller than any day
since the committee first assembled.
Would Avoid Pnblle Nolle.
Davis said Ballinger ordered the res
toration to the public domain of urr-'
foter llti.fa ltftd rjuvn, by ."Cirfle Mt Ha '.'
also said Ballinger directed the lists
of land to be restored should be pre
pared slowly so as not to attract pub
Davis said that Balllnger's restora
tion orders were given verbally uid
that, though he promised to putiiem
In writing, he never did so.
Kara lie Was neeelved.
Washington, March 11. James P
Garfield, former secretary of the in
terior, charged yesterday that Richard,
A. Ballinger had deceived him after
the present secretary had relinquished
the pout of commissioner of the gen
cral land office. Furthermore, he as
serted that he did not believe the $30,
000,000 bond Issue recommended to
congress by President Taft at the In
stance of Ballinger was necessary for
the proper ft-Twardlng of Irrigation
work In the west.
Mr. Garfield made these declarations
in concluding his testimony before the
Ballinger Plnchot congressional inves
The witness stated that Mr. Bal
linger submitted to him on Spt. 17,
1908, an affidavit signed by Clarence
Cunningham and containing the state
ment mat tne uuggenbeima bad Bo
Interest whatever in the Cunningham
group of coal claims In Alaska, wbil
as a matter of fact the record of a re
cent hearing before the senate com
mittee on territories showed that be
fore the making of the affidavit the
Guggenheim syndicate had been given
an option of a half Interest in all the
Attorneys Brandels, who was ques
tioning Mr. Garfield, followed up this
declaration by reading from Secretary
Balllnger's report to President Taft
on Sept. 4 last concerning the Claris
charges, the statement that the secre
tary had suggested to Mr. Cunning
ham an amendment to an affidavit
made before the one which he pre
sented to Secretary Garfield In Sep
tember, 190S, and that Mr. Cunning
ham made the amendment by explain
ing in detail what he meant by certain
terms used in his former affidavit.
Mr. Garfield said Mr. Bailingerln
giving him the affidavit, left the im
pression that his action was entirely
casual and that he had been requested
by friends in Seattle to leave it on file
for whatever it might be worth. Mr.
Brandels then called attention to the
fact that the name of Mr. Ballinger
law firm was printed on the backing
of the affidavit.
Working- for People.
The former secretary of the Interior
was examined and cross-examined as
to his administration of the office
which he gave up to Mr. Ballinger on
March 6, 1909. . Mr. Garfield in ex
plaining what he did in the matter of
the withdrawal -of lands without spe
cific provision of law, declared he was
working In the Interest of the people
and to prevent monopolistic control"
of power sites and consequent extor
tionate prle-'s to the consumer. - .
Actor's Body Cremated.
St. Louis, Mo., March 1L The body
of Louis James were cremated hcr
today. The ashes will be ta&en to