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FIFTY-NHJTH YEAR. NO. 136.
THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 1910. TEN PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
ARE HOT Of
Only Regular Republicans
Chosen for New Rules
PARTY CAUCUS HELD
Even Standpatters Begin
See Good from Increase
Washington, March 24. The new
rules committee of the house will, if
last night's republican caucus sej
lections are ratified, and expectations
of the minority leaders as to to
night's democratic caucus fulfilled
consist of Dalzell, Pennsylvania,
chairman; Smith, Iowa, Lawrence,
Massachusetts, Fassett New York,
Smith, California, Boutell, Illinois.
Clark, Missouri, Underwood. Ala
bama, Fitzgerald, New York and
Expect Great Tblaira.
Interest of the house membership
today centered on the final makeup
of the committee. Leaders of both
sides expect great things of the com
mittee. Regular republicans, some
of them at least, concede the aug
mentation of the number' of the com-
muiee is a step m.tne rignc airec-
tion and already there is talk of in
creasing the number of members to
11 so as to provide an odd number
to avoid tie votes.
' Not at Thla Session.
This talk, however, has not crys
tallized into any definite shape and
if any such movement is made it will
not be at this session, of congress.
Dalzell's selection as chairman is ex
pected, because of his seniority of
service on the committee, his mem
bership dating back to Speaker Reed.
Rivalry la Friendly.
. Wifh only the .frjndLL?5tXlvalr5L
..,,. -k. ...,i,ti..'i.,.ti.i,t t;ic
selected the six members of-the rules,
committee apportioned to the repub
lican majority of the house,
lowing, all members of the
The fol- j
wing of the party, were chosen.
Walter L Smith of Iowa, 168 votes.
John Dalzell of Pennsylvania,
George P. Lawrence of Massachu
setts, 126 votes
J. Sloan Fassett of New York, 113
Sylvester C. Smith of California, 13C
Henry S. Boutell of Illinois, 108
Only Two Ballot Taken.
Two ballots were taken, the four
"first named receiving a majority of
the votes cast on the first ballot and
the two last named being named on
the second ballot.
The six members named represent
a slate prepared by Representative
Tawney of Minnesota during the day
after numerous conferences with both
"regulars" and "insurgents
There were 19 names placed in nom
ination, and a large number besides
these received complimentary votes.
Representative Gardner of Massachu
setts received 33 votes, the highest
number cast for any "insurgent."
laawg-eata Object to Tawaejr.
The only incident which threatened
to produce anything approaching ex
citement was when Representative
Tawney arose soon after the meeting
began and offered a resolution propos
ing the list of six- men as named. Im
mediately there was an objection from
an inanrt from Inw tr th rmfrlrt.
erf Tmminatlrtna an n Informal nnm.
inating ballot was proposed. To this
Mr. Tawney demurred and Represent
ative McCall of Massachusetts told
the former that in New England when
. a slate was brought into a conven
tion it was generally considered not a
very democratic way of doing things."
He believed there should be an open
ballot. Representative Payne of New
York, the majority leader, settled the
controversy by declaring . amid ap
plause in favor of an Informal ballot.
Mr. Tawney withdrew his resolution
and list. His slate, nevertheless,
proved successful on the ballots which
CMDI nVFTDC I IADII ITV
opiuigueiu, in., Murcu ii. idb Illi
nois employers' liability commission
organized today by the election of I.
G. Rawn, president of the Monon rail
road, chairman, and Edward R.
Wright, president of the State Federa
tion of Labof, secretary.
SUICIDE AT STERLING, ILL.
David CasselL, Aged 72, Hangs Self
v hile Despondent.
sternng. III., March 24- David
Cassell, aged 72, committed suicide
here yesterday afternoon by hanging,
He became despondent on account of
Generally fair and cooler tonight and
Temperature at 7 a. m. 62. Maxi
mnm temperature In last 24 hours 84;
minimum in 12 hours 61. Velocity of
wind at 7 a. m. 8 miles per hour. Pre
cipitation none. Stage of water 8
feet, a rise of .1. Relative humidity
at 7 p. m. 28; at 7 a. m. 47.
J. M. SHERIER,
(From noon today until noon tomor
row.) Sun sets 6:12, rises 5:51; moon
sets 6:20 a. m.
Work of' Day in Congress
Washington, March 24. Following is
a summary of the proceedings of the
two houses of congress yesterday,
.taken from the official records:
SEX ATE The bill providing for cod
ification of the. laws relating to the Ju
diciary was under consideration during
almost the entire session. Adjournment
was taken until today.
HOUSE The raising of the battleship
Maine now submerged In the harbor of
Havana was provided for in a bill pass
ed by the house. " Under the provision
of this measure the wreck of the Maine
can be examined to determine the man
ner of its destruction. The remains of
the sailor dead that may be found will
be interred in Arllng-ton cemetery. The
house also passed a bill providing a
penalty of not more than $1000 fine or
Imprisonment for not more than two
years in the case of any proprietor of a
place of amusement In the District of
Columbia and territories who may re
fuse admission to a soldier or sailor of
the United States because of his uni
form. DES MOINES LOSES
Fails in Effort to Get Lower
Freight Rates to North
COMMISSION RULE ON CASE
Iowa Capita Denied Right to Realize
Upon Advantage in Lo
cation. Washington, March 24. The city of
Des Moines, Iowa, today lost the first
for a readjustment of freight rates
from that city to points In western
Minnesota and North and South Da
kota, when the interstate commerce
commission announced a decision on
the complaint of the Greater . JDes
Claimed aa Ai
Claimed aa Advantage.
:V"I5bV committee- contended that be-
auS&'Des: Moines was nearer to the
territory in question than Chicago, St.
Louis, . Dubuque; VDavenport, Clinton,
Muscatine and Brj?figton it was enti
tled to the advama in rates.
plaint was made etf'fc tariffs of rail
roads traversing the territory.
One Member Dlnsenta.
The commission declared "there were
not shown facts sufficient to justify
the commission ordering a change in
the present rate of adjustment which
would be in consonance with the basis
sought by the complainant." Commis
sioner Lane dissented, expressing the
opinion the committee had "made out
a case" and he thought the rates un
fair. SCHOOLS OFF THE
Chicago Public Institutions of Learn
ing Not Recognized by North
Chicago. March 24. Chicago's nubile
high schools were today stricken from
tral Association of Colleges and Sec
ondary Schools, an organization which
represents the higher educational Insti
tutions of 12 north central schools.
The contest culminating In today's
action has been on for several years
and the crisis became inevitable re-
cently when Young, super-
,ntendent Schools Of Chicago, rec-
ommended to the board of education
that the association be ignored be
cause she stated its lists "Are more
In the nature of an honor list than
of an accrediting list, since it does not
appear the action, of the committee in
accrediting or declining to accredit a
school is authoritative in determining
the action of the individual unlversi
ties and colleges which make up the
Insane; Shoots Wife.
Springfield, Mo., March 24. Zach
Ward, an Invalid believed to be in
sane, shot and killed his wife last
night. He was arrested.
FAULT IN BELL
Washington, March 24. That Major
General Bell and his chauffeur, Ser-
geant Ward of - the signal corps, failed
to observe the proper precautions be-
fore turning their automobile in front
of the trolley car was the verdict of
the coroner's jury today which held
an inquest Into the death of MrsHer-
BIG DAY FOR
City of Cairo Extends
Welcome of Unheard
i of Warmth.
OFFICIALS AT TRAIN
Week and Many Functions
Cairo, Egypt, March 24. This has
been Roosevelt day in Cairo, the old
and new civilizations of the Egyptian
metropolis cooperating to give the dis
tinguished American a welcome that
in cordiality and enthusiasm surpassed
that received by any other foreigner
within the memory of the present gen
eration. Said an American tourist:
"New York's reception may be on a
grander scale, but this old town has
set us a lively pace."
Arrlvea Early la Mornlnjc.
The train from Luxor bearing the
Roosevelts drew into the station a few
moments after 8 o'clock, and the visi
tors' first view of the capital was
across a sea of faces that appeared to
surprise the former president, accus
tomed as he is to waiting crowds.
Long before daylight the city had
been decked with American flags from
oia AraDian iairo xnrougn izoeKien
farden the fashionable foreign quar-
topic of conversation had been the ex
pected arrival of the American states
man and hunter. The season at the
hotels is nearly closed, but hundreds
of Americans and other tourists re
mained for today's demonstration.
Crowd of GaormoiM Slue.
An hour before train rime an enor
mous crowd gathered at the station,
and there was a good deal of Jostling
for points of vantage. Roosevelt was
received formally by Major Stack, the
British agent in Sudan,, and director
of intelligence, who expressed the re-
grets of Sir Reginald WIngate, the
sirdar, that the latter, owing to indis
position, was unable to personally
meet . the city's guest. With Stack
were American Consul General Idd
ings, Mrs. Iddlngs and Miss Iddlngs.
The latter presented Mrs. Roosevelt
with a bunch of violets. .
After greeting their acquaintances
WHAT A CANADIAN TARIFF WAR
WOULD MEAN TO UNITED STATES
BY TAV. 1
Special Correspondence of The Argus.)
Washington, March 23. Who will
be benefitted by a tariff war between
the United States and Canada, which
will be on in earnest after March 31
unless President Taft Bhall be able to
certify before that time that there is
no undue discrimination against Amer
ican goods in - the operation of 4he
The best answer to this query- are
the reports being received in Wash
ington from Canadian commercial
centers. These reports are to the ef
and acknowledging the cheers of the
throng, the Roosevelts, accompanied
by the Id dings family, entered a motor
car and were driven to a hotel. The
Kooseveits car was escorted by a
Bfuad of mounted police. Arriving at
the hotel the visitors found another
crowd waiting, and another noisy dem
onstration was received. Guests at
the hotel included many - Americans,
and from every flagstaff on or near
the building the stars and stripes were
flying. Roosevelt and the Iddlngs had
lunch with Stack at the British agency.
Conveyed to Palace.
This afternoon the state coach called
for Roosevelt and conveyed him to Ab
din palace.'where he was received by
Abbas Hilmi, khedlve of Egypt. The
Roosevelts will remain here one week,
and the program of entertainments and
sightseeing arranged will keep them
busily occupied. They will sail for
New York from Southampton June 10,
accommodations having been booked
on the steamer Kalserin Aguste Vic
WHAT'S DOING NOW?
STRAUS TO SEE T. R.
Washington, March 24. Oscar
Straus, United States ambassador to
Constantinople, is on the way to Cairo,
Egypt, where he is to confer with
Roosevelt at the latter's request. The
One of Those Just-Before-Easter
I JfcTwo feggfg
visit is regarded as significant. Straus
was secretary of commerce under
CHILE AND PERU
HAVE BACKS UP
South American Countries on Verge
of War Over Ousting of Priests
Washington, March 24. Trouble Is
brewing between Chile and Peru. The
charge d'affaires of Peru left Santiago
Saturday, having previously deposited
the archives of his office . with the
American legation. The present dif
ficulty has grown out of the recent ex
pulsion of Peruvian priests from cer
tain provinces of Chile. , Peru's peace
is also threatened by Ecuador over a
BOAT CAPSIZES AND
THE CREW DROWNS
Cuxhaven, March 24. The Norwe
gian freighter Dixie capsized in the
mouth of the Elbe during a storm to
day and the crew of 15 was drowned. .
Coming for Tariff Conference.
Ottawa, Out., MaMrch 24. W. S.
Fielding, minister of finance, will leave
this afternoon for Washington, where
he .will again confer with President
Taft relative to the tariff situation.
fect that manufacturers and jobbers
of Great Britain and Germany are
rushing their salesmen and represen
tatives into Canada for . the purpose
of soliciting the business that has
heretofore been handled by American
manufacturers, but which we can not
hope to retain after the tariff war
opens. V '
Exports Eeeed 9157,000,000. '
The exports from the United States
to Canada in 1906 exceeded $157,000,
000. The chief items were agricultur
al implements, animals, books, brass,
breadstuffs. cars and carriages, patent
King of Abyssinia So Far
Gone Regent Takes
WIFE LOSES HER POWER
All Her Appointments Among
Favorites Annulled at Re
quest of Chiefs.
Addis Abeba, Abyssinia, March 24.
King Menelik Is said this afternoon to
be dying. Ras Tesama, regent, with
the approval of the principal chiefs.
took over the reins of government to-
day. The regent is the guardian of
Prince Lidj Jeassu, grandson of the
king and heir to the throne of Abys
sinia. Empnai Ioaea Power.
In accordance with the decision of
the chiefs, the empress will be depriv
ed of all power of interference in the
affairs of state. All her appointments
made among her favorites have been
annulled. At present she appears re
signed to the enforced renunciation of
the power heretofore wielded.
Forelgnera Jfot la Danger.
The capitol is tranquil today and
the safety of foreigners Is assured.
JACK JOHNSON OUT
OF JAIL: NOT FREED
Norman Pinder Still Absent, but
Court Renews Bond of Black
New York, March 24. Jack John-
the pugilist, was In court again
today. Pinder, the complainant in the
case, was not present and the only
action taken was to renew Johnson's
bail bond. Johnson was released after
five hours Imprisonment in the Tombs
yesterday while friends were hunting
for someone to sign his increased
Fire Leaves Four Buildings.
Charleston, W. Va.. March 24. Only
four buildings are left in Mount Hope
as the result of a fire there today. The
loss was $250,000.
medicines, coal, raw cotton, cordage,
fruits, electrical appliances, manufac
tures of iron and steel, machinery,
boots and shoes, meats, writing paper,
tin, tobacco, manufactures of wood and
manufactures-, of wool.
If we put our 25 per cent ad valorem
duty in effect against Canadian im
ports, Canada is prepared to immed
iately put into effect against imports
from the United States a surtax equiv
alent to one-third of the regular du
ties.,. This will deprive the United
Slates of probably SO per cen o? our
(Continued on Page Bight.)
King Said to be Dying
. - .
MeneLik of Abyssinia Whose Power
' Has Already Passed Into
STRIKE GOES ON
Thousands of Mill Hands and Build'
ers Lose Enthusiasm in Be
half of Car Employes?
Philadelphia, March 24. Disintegra
tion of the general sympathetic strike
called to aid the trolley men continued
today. -Hundreds of mill bands em
ployed In the textile Industries re
turned to work ' and building opera
tions which were tied up by the gen
eral walkout were resumed in many
parts of the city. Workmen In other
industries are also slowly going back
to their places.
Philadelphia, March 24. With the
decision of the state labor organiza
tions yesterday not to declare a sym
pathetic strike and the return to
work of many of the sympathetic
strikers in this city, the situation has
settled down to a question of en
durance between the striking carmen
and the Philadelphia Rapid Transit
company. The company now nas all
Its lines in operation, with the ex
ception of the subway surface cars
and a few other lines which are par
alleled by cars In operation. Offic
ials claim 1,300 cars in operation
The secretary of the street car men's
union, however, claimed last night
that the greatest number of cars op
erated -in a single day since the be
ginning of the strike was 660.
BABE FROM DEATH
Nettie Caskey of Fairmount, Ind.
Picks Child from in Front of
Fairmount, Ind., March 24. Running
into the face of death Nettie Caskey,
aged 15, snatched her niece, Martelle
Caskey, aged 3, from In front of a
locomotive on the Pennsylvania rail
road today. Both children rolled down
the bank as the train dashed by. Net
tie had seen the baby trotting toward
the approaching train and pursued her
almost to the oncoming engine's pilot
before she caught her in her arms
and leaped aside. Engineer Jardlne
was so shocked he could not continue
his run farther thanthls city.
RISQUE EDITOR IS JAILED
Illinoisan Is Found Guilty of Sending
Mount carmel. 111., March 24.
Orra F. Havill, editor of Ilavill's Ev
ery Morning, was found guilty of
sending improper matter through the
mails at Danville, fined $200 and sen
tenced to-the county jail for six
months. Judge Wright of the feder
al court pronounced the sentence.
Havill is under irdictiuent here on
a charge of libel and is under sen
tence to .the county Jail for 60 days
on the same charge. The case is
pending in the appellate court at
Mount Vernon, 111.
Wealthy Merchant Burns.
Arendahl,' Minn.. March 24. Hans
O. Thuri, a wealthy merchant, was
burned to death early today in a fire
that destroyed his store.
New York, March 24. Five, women,
probably the first of their ex to be In
dicted as violators of an anti-trust
law, are among the S7 poultry dealers
charged by the grand Jury here with
conspiring to restrict trade and boost
prices. The women are Mrs. Pauline
Jacobs, Mrs. Esther Fellman, Mrs.
Rebecca Piskosch, Miss Celia ' Roth
and Miss Rebecca Dinerman. All are
members of an unincorporated organi
zation of kosher poultry dealers In
Harlem. They are accused of having
violated the general business law of
New York 6tate, popularly' known as
the Donnelly anti-monopoly law.
which is severer In many of its pro
visions than the federal anti-trust
laws. The indicted poultry dealers
are said to control 90 per cent of all
poultry dealt in the New" York mar
kets. It Is. alleged members of the
wholesalers association agreed each
week on the price to be charged.
Committee Passes Upon
Amended Measure on
MINORITY TO BE HEARD
Argued That Companies Are
Really Better Regulated
by Its Terms.
Washington, March 24. The admin
lstratlon railroad bill as amended la
committee was ordered favorably re
ported by the house committee on in
ter state commerce today.
Vte oa rarty Llaaa.
The vote was on party lines, the
republicans being for It unanimously.
Four democrats voted against it and
two democrats voted present. There
win be a minority report.
Mans See Good la BIU.
The bill, in addition to the creation
of a commerce court, contains provi
sions which add to the powers of the
interstate commerce commission over
the regulations, practices and rights
of railways and strengthens the means
adopted by the government for the
regulation of railroads, according to
It prohibits absorption of competing
lines, except when authorized by the
commerce court, forbids the Issue of
stocks or bonds except for legitimate
purposes and at prices to be fixed by
the Interstate commerce commission
and forbids any Issue of stocks or
bonds except on application to the
' FmIw eeerda Ferfclma.
-AyasaJagtoBy-areK t 'Speiflwr -
Cannon, today announced the appoint
ment of Representative Foster, repub
lican of Vermont, to succeed the late
Representative Perkins of New York,
chairman of the committee on foreign
Washington, March 24. The bouse
vcHiday passed a bill providing for
the raibing of the hulk of the Ill-fated
battleship Maine, which was sunk In
the harbor of Havana in 1S9S. ' If the
senate approves the bill the oppor
tunity will be afforded to recover the
bodies of any of the dead sailors that
may be within the wreck and also fur
nish a way for an examination to de
termine the manner In which the ves
sel was destroyed.
Would later at Arllaafaa.
The bodies of sailors that might be
recovered would be Interred in Arling
ton cemetery on the Virginia ehoro.
opposite Washington. The mast of
the Maine would be erected In the
cen.etery near the grates of the Maine
For two hours republicans and dem
ocrats spoke In favor of removing the
reck from Havana harbor.
As passed by the house tho bill was
changed in Its general terms, so as to
authorize the work to be done uuder
the direction of the engineer corns, of
the army, with the consent of the re
public of Cuba.
By the insistence of Mr. Sulzrr of
New York, the bill was worded to re
quire the "raising" as well as the "re
moval" of the wreck, so that an ex
amination could be made of the hulk
to determine -the manner of the ves
THIRD PASSAGE OF
Faced With Federal Content fiovcrw
nor Willson of Kentucky Ite-'
cedes on Income Tax.
Frankfort, Ky.. March 24. -4t was
announced today Governor Willson
has decided the Kentucky legislature's
three attempts to adopt a federal in
come tax resolution was productive of
at least one passage. Twice the legis
lature adopted a resolution only to
have the governor send it back on a
technicality and during the third at
tempt at passage the legislature ad
journed. Congressman James arrived
here last night from Washington with
opinions of prominent lawyers, Includ
ing Senator Root, that the second
passage was legal. It was said James
was prepared to make a test in the
courts, but the governor had already
decided to certify the resolution.
Rome. March 24. Seven violent
earth shocks of volcanic origin oc
curred at allleto, province of Catan-
zaro. yesterday. . Similar shocks
were felt at Messina. They awaken
ed the inhabitants, who were thrown'