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FIFTY-NIIJTH YEAR. NO. 144.
SATURDAY, APRIL 2, 1910. -FOURTEEN PAGES
PRICE TWO CENTS.
U. S. FIRES
Offices in Big Cities Raid
ed in War on Stock
MANY ARE INDICTED
Five Millionaires Among
Persons Interested in
-Washington, April 2. Armed with
aench warrants issued by the supreme
;ourt of the District of Columbia spe
cial agents of the department of jus
tice . this morning simultaneously
raided brokers offices in New York,
Philadelphia, Jersey City, Baltimore,
Cincinnati and St. Lou la.
Conspiracy indictments in which 19
persons are named, five of them said
to be millionaires, and all financially
interested in the brokers' offices in
the large cities of the United States,
were returned late yesterday by the
federal grand jury of the District of
Columbia. Th firms Indicted are:
Bcgs & Co., New York.
. Price & Co., Baltimore.
Standard Stock & Grain Dealers,
Cincinnati and St. Louis.
Cane Scrrrtly Prepared.
This, the government's first attack
upon stock gambling, has been thor
jughly prepared with the greatest se
crecy. Its scope practically covers the
United States from the Missouri river
to the Atlantic. The concerns indicted
maintain more than 250 offices and
branch offices located from New Eng
land to Oklahoma.
To Relieve People of Money.
The theory of the cpnspiracy indict-
mrjifr i iff Ut m-trr man -eowBected" f-
In any way with the operation of the
three firms which did business in th9
iistrict had entered into a conspiracy
to relieve people of their money. The
government maintains every alleged
bucketing transaction of the brokers
aamed was the act of each and every
person charged In the indictment.
Tap Wires tor Evidence.
Violation of the law, upon convic
tion, entails a maximum penalty of
J10.OO0 fine and two years imprison
ment. The government's sleuths went
at the enemy with its own fire, and,
It is said, did not hesitate to do a lit
tle wire tapping now and then to get
Taking for granted the charge often
oiade that bucket shops secured quo
tations by tapping wires which carry
:hem to legitimate customers is true,
:he detectives tapped onto more than
yae communication being sent between
those indicted. Employes of some of
the shops were served with subpoenas
and called before the grand jury to
tell what they know about the methods
REACHES CHICAGO MONDAY
Walker Weston Spends Night at Ver
non, 74 Miles Out.
Streator, 111., April 2. Weston, the
pedestrian, on his transcontinental
walk passed Streator yesterday. He is
11 days ahead of his schedule. He
spent last night at Verona, 74 miles
from Chicago, which city he expects
to reach nboift 6 a. m. Monday. He
follows the Santa Fe railroad to Chi
cago, and from there will keep on the
pike roads along the Lake Shore line
o New York. Weston s attendants
say he is in better condition now tnan
when he started from Los Angeles.
WINS IN COURT
Sets Injunction to Stop Discrimina
tion by Tennessee Companies.
Nashville, Tenn., April 2. Judge
Edward T. Sanford of the circuit court
Df the United States handed down an
opinion yesterday granting to the Pos
tal Telegraph and Cable company an
injunction against the Cumberland
Telephone and Telegraph company (a
Bell company) discriminating against
the Postal in the way of use of tele
phone. A similar injunction was
granted in behalf of the Postal against
the East Tennessee . Telephone com
pany, which is a subsidiary company
of the Cumberland Telephone and
HAND IN CAIRO
; Springfield, 111., April 2. Attorney
General Stead, in a letter addressed
do Governor Deneen today, stated he
would assist in the rJrosecution of the
men indicted on the charge of lynch
ing William. James la Cairo, III.
Fair tonight; increasing cloudiness
Sunday; continued warm.
Temperature at 7 a. m., 61. Maxi
mum temperature in last 24 hours, 70;
minimum in 12 hours, 51. Velocity of
wind at 7 a, m., 3 miles per hour. Pre
cipitation, none. Stage of water, 7.5
feet, a fall of .1. Relative humidity, at
7 p. m.,32, at 7 a. m. 55.
Nearly stationary stages in the Mis
slaslppl will continue from below Du
buque to Muscatine.
J. M. SHERIER.
(From noon today until noon tomor
row.) Sun sets 6:22. rises 5:30; moon
rises 2:07 a. m.; moon farthest south
or lowest: 7:39 p. m.. eastern time,
moon at last quarter In constellation
HALLEVS COMET BULLETIN.
April 2 Halley's comet rises B:03 a
m. today; 4:54 a. , m. tomorrow: showing
rapidly improving opportunity of dis
covering it with naked eye before sun
rise, which now la at 5:38 a. m. Comet's
speed today about 1.65S miles per min
ute. Garth's speed is 1.100 miles a
minute; Venus". 1.800 miles a minute.
Comet's speed steadily Increasing .
Work of Day in Congress
Washington, April 2. Following is
a summary of the proceedings of the
two houses of congress yesterday,
taken from the official records:
SENATE Senator Root yesterday
concluded his speech In the senate In
support of the administration railroad
bill and the further consideration of
that measure was postponed until Mon
day. The senate passed the bill ame;;d
lng the employers" liability law In re
spect to the jurisdiction of state, courts
in railroad damage suits. The liability
bill now will go to conference.
HOUSE: The publicity feature of the
corporation tax law was under discus
sion during the enure session or tne
house. The senate had provided. In an
amendment to the legislative, execu
tive and Judicial appropriation bill, ror
nuhliritv of corporation reports upon
approval of the president alone under
regulations to be formulated by the sec
wtarv of the treasury. After the bill
had been completed Representative Fitz
gerald of New York attempted to re
commit it with Instructions for a report
forthwith with an amendment repeal
ing the Payne-AldTich tariff law. By a
strict nartv vote. 150 to 116. Speaker
Cannon's ruling that this motion was
out of order was sustained.
Leavenworth Honors Late Justice
Brewer "When Body Is Brought
Leavenworth, Kan., April 2. Leav
enworth today was a city of mourning
for the late Justice Brewer. The body
arrived from 'Washington this morn
ing. Three hundred leading citizens,
together . with a large number of dis
tinguished visitors, escorted the body
to the First Congregational church,
where it was to He in state and where
the funeral services will be held.
"With simple services the body was
burled In Mount Muncte cemetery this
afternoon. Previously hundreds of
persons had viewed the features of
the dead JurlBt in the church. Busi
ness generally was suspended In re
sponse to the proclamation of the may
or. Many houses were draped in
mourning, while flags were at half
SUPREME COURT IS
MAKING UP MIND
Goes to" Basement of Capitol to De
cide Whether to Have Big .
Cases Again Argued.
Washington, "April 2. Down in the
conference room in the basement of
the capltol the supreme court of the
United States may be voting pday
Upon what disposition it will make of
the great questions of corporation law
now before it. These arise out of the
dissolution suits against the Standard
oil ' and American Tobacco company
and the corporation tax cases.
On Saturdays preceding a Monday
on which decisions are to be announc
ed the court retires to this modest
quarter to talk over its troubles, and
it is expected the court, as a natural
consequence of the death of Justice
Brewer this week, ' will decide today
whether it should' have all or any of
the three cases reargued.
AUTO STRIKES THREE
NEGROES AND TWO COWS
Driver Also Badly Hurt In Wild Car
eer of Mivcliine on Savannah
Savannah, Ga., April 2. While go
ing at high speed on the grand prize
race course, near Savannah, last night,
an automobile in which . were . Albert
Marshall and Harry Noyes, young so
ciety men, became unmanageable and
left the road.
It struck first a smalrnegro girl,
then a negro man, and later a negro
woman, who were on the sidewalk,
probably fatally Injuring each.
Then, after killing two cows, the
machine turned over, badly injuring
Noyes, who was driving. He was sent
to a hospital.
Marshall was arrested, and Is at po
lice headquarters, to remain until the
result of the injuries of the three ne
groes is known.
House Quickly Approves
of the Senate Amend
ments. PASSED ON TO TAFT
States Courts Given Concurrent
Jurisdiction With the Fed- "
"Washington, April 2. The senate
amendments to the bill to amend the
employers' liability law were agreed
to by the house today. The measure
will at once be engrossed and sent to
Monsieur and Madame Will
the president for signature.
Liability Bill Is Passed.
Washington, April 2. After three
days of sharp controversy the senate
yesterday passed the house bill, so
amending the employers liability law
as to give the state courts concurrent
jurisdiction with the federal courts in
dealing with suits for damages grow
ing out of accidents.
The measure was reported from the
committee on the Judiciary. There
were many sharp assaults from both
sides of the chamber. The discussion
dealt especially with the rights of
the states to deal with questions grow
ing out of the liability law.
, Senator Hale took a pronounced po
sition in favor of state control, but an
amendment proposed by him was
ROW OVER WHEELBARROW
Elisha, III., Mayor Insists on Poshing
One on Sidewalk.
Eisah, 111., April 2. Because R. L.
Mott, village president, insists on
pushing a pleblan wheel harrow along
the new sidewalks, a factional fight
has developed that threatens to dis
rupt all political traditions here.
Mott vetoed an ordinance forbidding
wheel barrows on sidewalks &nd to
show his scorn of such legislation ap
peared on the main street with"a dil
apidated barrow and defied any person
to molest him.
A special meeting of the council
was called for Tuesday at which it
is planned to pass the ordinance over
MAY KILL TAFT RAILWAY
(Special Correspondence of The Artrus.)
Washington, March 31. Will Presi
dent Taft Insist upon the retention, in
his railroad regulation bill, of the pro
vision which will have the alleged ef
fect of legalizing the Southern Pacific-
If the president is unwilling to have
this so-called "Joker" stricken from
the bill, its passage is . regarded aa
doubtful. The provision referred to
has been eliminated from the house
bill, which action on the part of the
Interstate and foreign commerce com-
J UP THE MINES
Illinois Owners Take Advantage
of Best to Comply With
' State Law.
RESULT OF CHERRY HORROR
Negotiations for a Settlement Resum
ed in the Different . Districts
St. Louis, Mo., April 2. Coal mine
operators in Illinois, while waiting a
conference with the miners, began to
day to fit up the underground working
to comply with the law passed after
the Cherry disaster. Electrical gongs
and whistles, fire apparatus and new
Inventions are being Installed. .
Itenew Efforts for Settlement.
Indianapolis, April 2. Operators and
miners in the bituminous coal fields
began with renewed activity today the
negotiations looking to the signing of
a new two-year wage contract. In no
state will the miners agife to accept
Try to Make T. R. Feel at Home
less than 5 centra per ton increase ir
wages. In Iowa, western Kentucky and
central Pennsylvania joint conferences
between the miners and operators are
in progress. Similar conferences have
been appointed for next week in Illi
nois, Indiana, Ohio, western Pennsyl
vania and the southwest.
May Take Weeks Here.
The debate in Illinois, central Penn
sylvania and the southwest will prob
ably be prolonged, but In the other dis
tricts the miners expect-their demands
to be granted with little delay.
NEWS AGENT HELD
FOR ROBBING DEAD
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, April 2. C. R.
Feling, news agent on trains between
this city and St. Paul, was arrested
today charged with stealing Jewelry
and money from the bodies of victims
of the .Rock Island train wrecked at
Green Mountain, Iowa, 10 days ago.
STATE CLOSES IN
THE SAYLER CASE
Watseka, I1L, -April 2. The state
practically closed at the morning ses
sion of the Sayler trial, after several
witnesses had been called to testify
to minor points not fully covered.
Tries to Hang; Heart Stops.
New York, April 2. Mary Horde
grove, 27 years old, tried to commit
suicide by hanging herself yesterday
and died of heart failure in making the
mlttee' was in itself an' admission of
the undesirabllity of the clause.
Nelson Aids Inanrn-enta.
Senator Nelson of Minnesota has
come to the aid of Senators Cummins
and Clapp and other insurgents who
condemn the "Joker."
"If we pass section 12," declared
Senator Nelson, referring to the sec
tion which contains the proviso con
cerning mergers, "it will be utter folly
for the government to carry on its suit
gainst the Southern Pacific-Union Pa
cific -merger, because, if the govern
ment should succeed la that suit, the
HAILED AS AT
Hundreds of Americans
Join Naples' Roose
HARBOR IS DECORATED
American and Italian Flags
Prevail Few Deviations
.Naples, April '2. Roosevelt arrived
here at 8 : 20 'this morning. Notwith
standing the early hour the water
front was lined with thousands who
wished to share in the welcome to
When He Arrives in France
Roosevelt. Only American Ambassa
dor Lelshman, with other members of
the embassy, American Consul Crown
lnshleld, Marquis De Sota, the prefect
of Naples, official representatives of
the municipality, the commander of
the fort and a group of foreign corre
spondents were admitted to the slip
where the vessel docked, but outside
the gates was a surging mass of ex
cited people, including hundreds of
Americans, who craned their necks to
get a glimpse of the distinguished
Crowd Cbeers at Sight.
After a welcome was extended aboard
the steamer by the committee, Roose
velt descended the gang plank and the
crowd, catching sight of him, greeted
him with cheers. Many Americans had
provided themselves with flags, and
these were waved frantically. The
Roosevelts, with those who had come
to formally receive them, were whisk
ed away In automobiles to the Excel
sior hotel. As the motor cars made
their way through the crowd Roosevelt
raised ' his hat, and, smiling; bowed
right and left in acknowledgement of
the repeated cheers. ,
City to Give Dinner.
At the hotel Roosevelt found await
ing him a messenger from Mayor Na
than of Rome, bearing an Invitation
from the municipal authorities who
wished to give a dinner and reception
in his honor at the capital. Roosevelt
accepted the invitation and fixed the
date for Wednesday evening next.
Following this reception he will leave
for Spezia. Otherwise there will be
no change in the program arranged
for his visit in Rome.
When the Prince Helnrich was sightr
company could go on, after the suit
was over, under this law and do what
it is charged with doing in the suit
now. So, to my mind, if we adopt sec
tion 12 as it is in this bill, it will be all
folly to carry on that prosecution
which has been pending for two years
against the Union Pacific merger."
Taft as Sponsor.
During Senator -Cummin s speech on
the bill the hjieartion was raised as to
the source of the particular provision.
"I Bhould llVe to know," said Senator
Jiorah, "what lawyer has put his sanc-
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ed this morning a large number of
boats flying the American and Italian
flags and carrying citizens of both
countries went out to meet it. As the
steamer moved slowly into the harbor
the crowds on shore burst into cheers,
"Long live Roosevelt." The excite
ment grew when the form of the states
man could be distinguished on deck.
' From all sides came salutes and
cheers, while hats and handkerchiefs
and flags were waved. It must have
seemed like a home-coming to Roose
velt, for the American colors could be
seen from the Bay of Santa Lucia to
the Heights of Vomero. The formal
reception was carried out as planned,
Roosevelt receiving first his country
men, then representatives of the mu
nicipality of Naples, after which he
acknowledged the popular welcome.
Land Without Iacldent. (
Landing and driving to the Excelsior
hotel, where the apartments for the
family had been reserved by Mrr. j
Roosevelt during her earlier visit to
Naples, were accomplished without
any untoward happening.
DEATH COMES TO
MOTHER AND SON
Robert W. Patterson, Editor of
Chicago Tribune, Follows
SHE AT CHICAGO, HE IN EAST
Each HI but Two Days, Pneumonia
Being Fatal in One Cane and
Apoplexy in Other.
Philadelphia, April 2. The body of
Robert W. Patterson, president of the
Chicago Tribune company, who died
here last night, will be taken west
late this afternoon. The funeral will
be held In Chicago Monday.
Death Is Sadden.
Chicago, April 2. Robert W. Patter
son, editor-in-chief of the Chicago Trib
une, died suddenly in Philadelphia last
Half an hour before his death oc
curred, his mother, Mrs. Julia A. Pat
terson, widow of one of the most prom-
nols, passed away at the home of her
son-in-law, John M. Ewen, in Chicago.
Like her son, Mrs. Patterson died sud
denly,' her Illness lasting scarcely a
Messages from the bedside of the
son to that of the mother crossed each
other on the wires, but both died with
out being aware that the other was
near the end.
Son Stricken With Apoplexy.
Robert W. Patterson's death occur
red at 9:15 (eastern time) in his room
in the Bellevue-Stratford hotel, Phil
adelphia, where he had been a guest
for more than a month, except for
several excursions to the seashore.
He returned from Atlantic City last
Monday, and on Wednesday was strick
en with apoplexy in his room. Physi
cians were summoned, but it was not
thought that he was dangerously ill.
Last night he suffered a second and
more severe stroke, dying within a
At the time of his death he was at
tended by two physicians and a train
Waa Born la Cklcnsro.
Robert Wilson Patterson was born
In Chicago Nov. 30, 1850. He was a
son of Nev. R. W. Patterson, one of
son of Rev. n. vv. Patterson, one of
the best known Presbyterian ministers
of his time. He was educated hi the
Chicago public schools, and upon grad
uation entered the preparatory depart
ment of the University of Chicago.
Later he attended Lake Forest univer
sity and then went to Williams col
lege, from which he graduated in 1871.
Following his graduation he took up
the study of law in Chicago, but gave
it up after the great fire and became
a reporter on the Chicago Times. A
year and a half later he took a posi
tion on the Interior, a religious weekly.
With Tribune Mnee 1873.
In 1873 he became identified with
the Chicago Tribune. Beginning as as
sistant night city editor, he later be
came Washington correspondent. La
ter be was an editorial writer and then
managing editor. On the death of Jo
seph Medlll he became editor-in-chief
of the Tribune.
He married Miss Elinor Medlll, a
daughter of' the late Joseph Medill.
He leaves two children, Joseph Medlll
Patterson, former commissioner of pub
lic works, and Elinor, Countess Giz
ycke, recently separated from her hus
band and now a resident of Washing
ton, D. C.
Mrs. Patterson, mother of the de
ceased editor, had been in good health
up to Thursday. Despite her old age,
she was up and about the house,
cheery and apparently feeling well.
Thursday she contracted a cold, but it
was not believed to be serious. A phy
sician was summoned Thursday night,
but he did not deem her illness to be
Yesterday morning, however, she did
not leave her bed. Her condition was
not serious until after 4 o'clock in the
afternoon, ' when pneumonia set in.
Her langs began to fill rapidly and
within n hour the physicians at the
bedside notified the family that her
death was only a matter of a few
Secretary of Interior Will
TOO ACTIVE IN CASE
Witness in Investigation De
clares Money Was Offered
Washington, April 2. Secretary BaU
linger announced this afternoon he In
tends to Institute proceedings In law
against Collier's Weekly as a result
of publications concerning him In that
Shown By Witness. '
Washington, April 2. The activity
of Collier's Weekly in behalf of former
Chief Forester Plnchot was brought
forcibly to the attention of tho Ballln-ger-Pinchot
today when H. K. Love testified John
W. Dudley, former register of the land
office at Juneau, Alaska, told him last
February in Juneau Collier's had In
timated to him that "it would be worth
$5,000 to 110,000 to him to go to Wash
ington to testify." Witness did not
understand Collier's was ' trying to
bribe Dudley to testify, but that they
wanted him to come here and tell the
Dudley Was Let Oot.
Dudley, he said, had been "let out"
as register of the land office, and he
had declared the Intention of going
to Washington to clear his" record.
Witness Love amused the investiga
tors by some of his answers as to his
Graham asked Love "Are you a law
yer?" "I ran for a lawyer but got beat,"
rejoined the witness amid laughter.
Didn't Bojoy Practlc.
Love said he had been a lawyer 25
years ago in South Dakota.
"How long did you enjoy practice?"
"I didn't enjoy It."
"You were in South Dakota when
It was building up?" Inquired Graham.,
"No, when they were leaving it,"j
replied Love amid general laughter.)
adding he was in South Dakota from!
18S3 to 1889.
"He "was there when the people
were going farther north," interjected',
Senator Pureell of North Dakota.
SNOW MIXED WITH
ASHES OF VOLCANO
Movement of Lava, Is Slower VII
- lagea of Borrello and Bel
Catania, April 2. A heavy fall of,
snow throughout the night mixed with
rain, stones and cinders pourlrujj
from the crater's mouth. The move
ment of the flow of lava was steady
but slower today. . Both Borrello and
Belpasso appear to have escaped, the
principal stream passing to the east
ward of these villages.
COOK IS OUT FOR
LA FOLLETTE'S SEAT
Milwaukee. Wis., April 2. Samuel
A. Cook of Neenha, former congress
man from the Sixth district, today an
nounced himself as a candidate for the
United States senate to succeed La
TAFT TO GIVE
TO THE PARTY
Washington, ApKi 2. The president
Is expected to sound the keynote tor
the approaching congressional cam
paign next fall at a banquet to be given
here at the Arlington April 9 by the
League of Republican Clubs. Repre
sentatives of the entertainment com
mittee who were at the White house
today to arrange for his reception, re
ceived that Intimation.
Other guests who are expected lo
talk upon party politics will be Sena
tor Lodge, RepresentatlveaLongworth,
Representative McKInley, chairman of
the republican national congressional
committee. Representative McKInlay
of California, John Hays Hammond,
president of the national republican
league, 3. Hampton Moore, ex-president
of the league, J. GL Capers, na
tional committeeman cf South Caro
lina, and John Stewart, president of
the New York republican stata league.