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FIFTY-NIIJTH YEAR. NO. 146.
TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 1910. -TEN PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
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Function of American Am
bassador at Rome is
STATEMENT AT FAULT
Former President Receives Call
from King and Manages to
Keep Fairly Busy.
Rome, April 5. Roosevelt was not
In his happiest mood today. His wish
that the Vatican audience Incident be
regarded as (personal to him had not
been respected, and he was Intensely
annoyed. About the first thing he
did today was to call off the reception
to the American colony set for tomor
Traced to Statement.
This action can be traced directly to
the issuance yesterday of a statement
by Rev. B M. Tipple, pastor of the
American Methodist church In which
opportunity was taken for an attack
upon the Roman Catholic church.
Roosevelt does not propose to be us
ed by anyone to the disparagement of
Statement Follows Call.
Tipple called upon Roosevelt yester
4ay afternoon, and upon his departure,
made public a statement in which he
lifted the Vatican episode out of the
realm of the personal and gave it a
world wide significance. The state
ment in full was shown Roosevelt to
day when he said:
"I had "made no arrangements to
speak at any church or clerical or
ganization in Rome. I have received a
number of gentlemen of all religious
faiths who have called at my rooms
or at the American embassy.
Stops Reception Plans.
' "Under the circumstances" I have re
quested the American ambossador not
to hold the reception which he had
intended to hold Wednesday after
noon. "As regards all efforts, by whomso
ever made, to bring about and Inflame
religious animosities because of what
has occurred in connection with the
Vatican and myself, I can do no more
than refer to the emphatic statements
contained in my open letter to Dr.
Lyman Abbott already published.
"All that I there said I desire to
reiterate with my whole power."
I'pon IVentral Ground.
American Ambassador Leishman had
arranged a reception at the American
embassy in order that Roosevelt might
meet Americans In Rome, regardless
of religious faith, upon the neutral
ground of the embassy.
The appearance, however, of Tipple'
statement displeased many American
Catholics who forthwith manifested an
Intention of abandoning their purpose
to attend the reception if the Metho
dists of the organization represented
by Tipple were to be present The mat
ter was carried to Roosevelt who, af
ter hearing both sides, promptly ask
ed Leishman to cancel the whole af-.
fair. This was done.
Still Ruling; Sensation.
The sensation caused by the deter
mination of Roosevelt not to be re
ceived by the pope upon terms made
by Cardinal Merry Del Val continues
unabated and papers of all shades and
beliefs comment upon it.
Rev. B. M. Tipple's Statement.
Mr. Tipple's statement on the Vatican
Incident follows: "While the work of
Methodism in Rome has started a rum
pus, it is no longer Methodism or any
other ism, but the great principle of
toleration. Roosevelt has struck a
blow for 20th century Christianity. j
"President Lubel refused to accede
to the Vatican's conditions, and now
Fairbanks and Rrosevelt come to main
tain the dignity and Independence of
American manhood in the face of Vat
"The Vatican is incompatible with re
publican principles. This is a bitter
dose for patriotic Catholics in America
"I wonder how many doses of this
sort they will take before they revolt?
Is Catholicism in America to be Ameri
can or Romish? If Romish, then ev
ery patriotic American should rise to
crush it, for Roman Catholicism is
the uncompromising foe of freedom.
Calls It New Blander.
"After the Fairbanks episode Meth
odists never dreamed the Vatican
would commit a similar blunder with
Roosevelt. That it has done so Is add
;d proof that the policy prevailing
there is the same esterday, today and
"Americans can now better under
stand how it was that the Roman
church has lost France, the men of
Italy, and is losing Spain and Austria."
Colled on by Kins;.
Rome, April 5. King Victor Em
manuel called upon Roosevelt at the
latter's hotel this morning. Some
time was spent In animated conversa-
Generally fair tonight and Wednes
day, colder tonight with frost, rising
Temperature at 7 a. m. 61. Mail
mum temperature In last 24 hours 77,
minimum in 12 hours 51. Velocity of
wind at 7 a. m. 12 miles per hour.
Precipitation .42 inches. Stage of water
7.5 feet no change in last 24 hours.
River. Nearly stationary stages
will continue in the Mississippi from
below Dubuque to Muscatine.
J. M. SJIERIER,
(From noon today until noon tomor
row.) Sun sets 6:24, rises 5:33; moon
rises 8:36 a. m.; 11:30 p. nu, eastern
time, all Jupiter's four visible satel
lites on west of planet
HALLEY'S COMET BULLETIN.
April 6 Halleys comet rises 4:39 a.
m. today: 4:35 a. m. tomorrow; sun rises
6:38 a. m. Bpeed today about 1,670 miles
per minute. To be looked for. low In
east. In constellation Pieces, beneath
the southeastern corner of the great
square of Pegasus.
Work of Day in Congress
Washington, April 6. Following is
a summary of the proceedings of the
two houses of congress yesterday,
taken from the official records:
SENATE Senator Elltins attempted.
but without success to get unanimous
consent for a vote on the administra
tion, railroad bill next Saturday. This
effort came at the close of a SDeech bv
Senator Crawford, who advocated
amendments to the court of commerce
provision. A bill was passed permitting
the Philippine grovernment to increase
Its indebtedness to a limit of 110,000,-
000 for the promotion of public Im
provements. Adjourned until today.
HOITSE The railroad bill was made a
privileged measure whenever it comes
up for consideration In the house by
the terms of a resolution offered by Mr.
Mann, chairman of the committee on
Interstate and foreign commerce, and
adopted by a two-thirds vote. Mr.
Mann announced that he would en
deavor to place the railroad bill before
the house as soon as ine pending navai
bill has been disposed of. The house
passed a bill that will increase from
$2,000 to 15.000 the amount of money
that must be involved in a suit to en
title its removal from a state to a fed
eral court. The naval bill again was
before the house for consideration. Ad
journed until today.
tion that was, it could be seen, mutu
ally agreeable. Following the chat the
king and Roosevelt entered a motor
car in which his majesty had driven
to the hotel, and a visit was paid to
the barracks of the cuirassiers, the
royal bodyguard. The cuirassiers ex
ecuted a series of maneuvers for the
benefit of the former president, who
was much pleased.
Goes to Monument.
From the barracks the king and
his guest motored to the monument
in course of construction for Victor
Emmanuel II, and from the crown
of the monument they had a mag
nificent view of the city. As they
drove back to the hotel both were
acclaimed by the populace. .
Dinner at Palaee.
Last evening there was a grand din
ner" at the palace given by the king
and queen in honor of Roosevelt and
his family. The queen herself direct
ed all the arrangements.
The Roosevelt party was received
with great pomp at the palace and
they were greeted by the sovereigns,
surrounded by their military and civil
households. After a short conversa
tion, all the guests, who included many
of the Italian nobility and Ambassa
dor and Mrs. Leishman, adjourned to
the private dining room of the king.
magnificently decorated. The dinner
was enlivened by a military band.
Ilovr They Were Seated at Table.
Th queen had Roosevelt and Kermit
at her right and Mrs. Roosevelt and
Ethel sat at the right of the king.
M ill Meet Ptnchot April 11.
Rome, April 5. Mr. Roosevelt will
meet Gifford Pinchot at Genoa on
April 11, according to announcement
made here by the former president.
"After our interview I shall have
nothing to say," said Mr. Roosevelt,
"and I shall be surprised if Pinchot
Mr. Roosevelt said he had not heard
from the former chief forester of the
department of agriculture since he
had been in Africa until he received
a telegram from Mr. Pinchot at Copen
hagen announcing his coming visit to
Leaves Copenhagen Saturday.
Copenhagen, April 5. Gifford
Pinchot, the deposed head of the for
estry service irv the United States,
will leave here Saturday for. London.
A committee, including the speakers
of both houses of parliament, has re
quested Mr. Roosevelt to deliver a pub
lic lecture while here. No reply has
been received to the invitation.
The United Steamship company has
placed the new steamer King Haakon
at the disposal of the former presi
dent during his sea travels in northern
UP BY TEXANS
Centerville, Texas, April 5.
Frank Bates and son, Dolly, leaders
of a jail delivery, were hanged' by a
mob last night. The son was cut
down before he was dead. Both
were wounded in a fight as was also
Jailer St. John. All prisoners were
Causes Arrest of Secre
tary J. A. Penton of
LIBEL IS THE CHARGE
Sensational Incident Result of
Investigation of Ship
Washington, April 5- John A. Pen.
ton of Cleveland, Ohio, secretary of
the Merchant' Marine league of the
United States, was arrested today on
an Indictment for criminal libel as he
stepped from the room of the commlt-
tee Investigating the alleged ship sub
ACCTSED OF LIBEL.
The arrest of Penton was upon the
charge of' libelling Representative
Steenerson of Minnesota, In an article
in the official paper of the Merchant
Marine league which seemed to reflect
upon the congressman's honesty and
Steenerson to Pnah Klcht.
Washington, April 5. Congressman
Steenerson has Btarted to turn the ta
bles upon John A. Penton and the
ship subsidy men. He secured sub
poenaes for Penton and James T. Mo
Cleary. formerly a member of con
gress from Minnesota. He proposes to
establish through these the extent of
the lobby which was maintained in
Washington in behalf of the ship sub
sidy. -He showed the Investigating com
mittee an extract from the American
Flag, the ship subsidy organ, which
stated that at a meeting in Baltimore
$15,000 was raised. Mr. Steenerson
draws the inference that this money
was raised to further the subsidy meas
Worked on Stump.
The subpoena for McCleary has sig
nificance because -It will be claimed
that he has been the employe of the
Merchant Marine league. Mr. Steen
erson is Informed that McCleary work
ed upon the stump for the ship subsidy
league. As second assistant postmas
ter general McCleary had charge of
the ocean mail contracts.
Another former member of congress
who may later be subpoenaed i3
Charles Landls of Indiana. He has
made speeches for ship subsidy and
also has spent some time recently in
Favor Roosevelt Mall Frank.
Washington, April 5. The mail
franking privilege for Theodore
Roosevelt was favorably acted upon
yesterday by the postoffice committee
of the house. The house may be
asked to take action upon It on Wed
nesday. It is understood that the demo
crats demurred to this courtesy to
Roosevelt. It is possible they fear
Roosevelt ' will be franking things
over the country which will have a
bearing upon big politics. The bill
was Introduced by Hamilton Fish,
the New York insurgent.
The committee favorably reported
a bill granting the free use of the
mails to periodical publications for 1
the blind, providing they contain no
advertising and have no subscrip
tion charge. .
New York Assembly Votes to
Open Up Subject of Insur
ance in State.
LIFE COMPANIES ESCAPE
Additional Iiobby Fees Dug Up by
Inquisitors, but Distribution la
Not Mde Clean
AJh any, April 5. The resohrtlon of
Assemblyman Mclnerney of Rochester
providing for a legislative investiga
tion of all insurance companies other
than life passed the assembly last
night by a vote of 126 to 4.
The assembly also passed, by a
practically unanimous vote, a concur
rent resolution offered by Republican
Leader Merrltt, providing for an In
vestigation by the attorney general of
charges that the New York Fire Ex-
A. Dark Trouble in Africa
England Are Both After Liberia,
change has been conducting business
In violation of law.
TMg Cp If ew Lobby Fee.
New York, April 5.--Five thousand
dollars was spent in 1SH9 by the New
York board of fire underwriters to
crush the so-called anti-compact bill
introduced In the state senate by Sen
ator Thomas F. Grady, the Tammany
legislator. The late George P. Sheldon
received the money from the board
and distributed it as he saw fit. Whom
he paid for services was not brought
out in the testimony yesterday, al
though there were more witnesses
than on any previous day of the hear
Paid a.VOO More.
It was developed, however, that in
addition to the $5,000 used to defeat
the Grady measure the board spent
$3,500 during the same session to kill
the liquidation bill, which gave power
to the superintendent of insurance.
under certain conditions, to take pos
session of and liquidate Insurance com
panies. How it was distributed could
not be learned.
E. H. A. Correa, vice president of
the Home Insurance company, who
has testified before, was the witness
through whom Superintendent Hotch
kiss brought out the testimony con
cerning the Grady measure.
Have Arrested All But Six.
Washington, April5 . Twenty-
three arrests of persons indicted in
connection with operations of bucket
shops have been made through the
department of justice. Six remain
to be apprehended.
A PRIMARY LAW
THAT IS GOOD
Madison, ,Wis., April 5. The pri
mary election law in Wisconsin was
today upheld in an opinion banded
down by the supreme court.
This is the case in which A. B.
(Van Alstine of Outagamie county
sought to restrain the secretary of
state .and . treasurer from auditing
and paying warrants for expenditures
in accordance with the provisions of
the primary election law, alleging
the law was unconstitutional.
IS CAMP OF
Indiana Republican Con
vention Ignores New
BEVERIDGE IN SADDLE
"Roosevelt Policies" and Taft
' Administration Endorsed
KVTJIAJTA REPTTBUCATC TICKET.
Secretary of State Otis R. Gulley,
Treasurer J once Monyhan, Orleans.
Attorney General Finley P. Mount,
Auditor John E. Reed, M uncle.
Clerk Supreme Court Edward V.
Statistician John L. Peetz, Kokomo.
Geologist W. S .Blatchley, Terre
Justice of Supreme Court , Second
District Oscar H. Montgomery, Sey
Appellate Judges Ward H. Watson,
Charleston; C C. Hadley, Danville.
Ijrnorea Payne-Aldrlch Law,
Indianapolis, Ind., April 5. The re
publican state convention met this
morning with Senator Beveridge as
temporary chairman. The platform,
prepared by the resolutions committee,
endorses the principle of protective
tariff, but makes no mention of the
Payne-Aldrlch tariff law. The com
mittee on resolutions, it was learned,
voted unanimously not to mention the
new measure, nor did the committee
take up the county option question,
which figured in the last campaign.
Endorse Roosevelt and Taft.
An attempt was made to incorporate
an endorsement of the present county
option law in the resolutions but it
failed. The resolutions prepared for
the convention endorse the policies of
former President Roosevelt and the
Taft administration. .George A. Cun
ningham was selected as permanent
chairman of the convention.
Demands Same Policies.
The platform opens with this declara
tion: "We, the republicans of Indiana,
declare our determination to support
those great policies for the common
good developed under Theodore Roose
velt and bearing his name, and we de
mand they be given effect in legisla
tion and administration."
Some Thins; Demanded.
It then expresses belief In a "protec
tive tariff measured by the difference
between the cost of production here
and abroad," and demands a perma
nent non-partisan tariff commission;
favors reciprocity; conservation of
natural resources; an Income tax; lim
itation of powers of injunction ; public
ity of campaign contributions; popular
election of senators; endorses Senator
Beveridge's record and pledges him
Support for reelection; endorses the
Taft administration and pledges sup
port In the ' enactment "6f progressive
Refers to Taft'a Training. -
The plank endorsing Taft follows:
?We recognize no president in our his
tory ever began his administration
with such universal favor and good:
will as did William Howard Taft. Few
men have entered the presidency with
such extraordinary training. As col
lector of internal revenue, prosecut
ing attorney, Judge of a state court, so
llciton general, federal judge, governor
of the Philippines, secretary of war,
builder of the Panama canal, and re
generator of Cut, each period of offi
cial activity Immediately following an
other for his en lire adult life, he
brought to the discharge of the great
duties of the presidency a broad ex
ecutive experience and grasp of gov
ernmental affairs. We endorse his ad
ministration and pledge to him our
(Continued on Pag- Five.)
City Election Results in Victory
for License by Increased
SAME SUBJECT UP TODAY
Township Verdict Expected to Be
the Same Even Break' in
Michigan Fight on Liquor.
Geneseo, 111., April 6 (Special).
Geneseo at the city election yesterday
voted wet by 8 majority, increasing
the strength of the liquor interests
by GO votes over a year ago and in
dicating a similar, verdict at the town
ship election today at which local op
tion is also the leading issue. .
John O'Brien, the license candidate.
was reelected mayor over Dr. C. S.
Young, anti-license. The council will
be a tie on the liquor question, as It
was a year ago, with the mayor cast
ing the deciding vote. There are eight
saloons and one beer house in the
The country vote in the township
election today is not expected to
change the verdict of yesterday on
the saloon question, the outside vote
being about evenly divided.
Mount Carroll Wet.
Mount Carroll, 111., April 5. Mount
Carroll's city election yesterday re-&akd-m-n'Victm
y Tor the wets by 23
majority. George W. Ivey was elected
mayor over Jason D. Paul, the old
mayor, by 17 majority. More than
500 votes were cast. The city has
been dry for the last two years.
Burlington, Iowa, April 5. W. C.
Cross, the first mayor of Burlington
under the commission plan of city gov
ernment, in his inaugural address,
dropped a bombshell Into the camp
of the reform element here by stating
frankly that certain necessary evils,
not sanctioned, would nevertheless be
"If the picture theatres vacate the
churches," said Mayor Cross, "the pas
tors must offer better ai tractions."
Complete Returns In.
Detroit, Mich., April 5. Complete
returns from the 36 counties in Michi
gan where local option elections were
held yesterday show 20 counties voted
"dryX and 16 "wet." Of the S3 coun
ties in Michigan 40 will now be "dry"
and 43 "wet." ;
Split Honors tn Michigan.
Detroit, Mich., April 5. Although
the drys carried the larger number of
counties in yesterday's local option
election in Michigan," the net result
was a wet victory. If Judged by the
number of saloons and breweries put
out of business and the number the
drys tried to put out of business and
In the counties which went dry
there are 272 saloons and six brewer
ies which will have to close. In the
counties which voted wet there are
875 saloons and nine breweries. To
be added to this wet 'preponderance,
a large number of saloons will be es
tablished in Oakland county, a dry
county which reversed its former ver
dict. Different from IJry standpoint.
From the Anti-Saloon league's stand
point, however, the view is different.
A majority of the saloons the league
failed to abolish are in Grand Rapids.
The wet vote, therefore, was con
cerned. The prohibitionists did not
expect to carry Kent county. It voted
against prohibition by nearly 6,000
majority. This was almost entirely in
the city of Grand Rapids.
DR. MILLER WITNESS
IM HIS OWN BEHALF
Watseka. 111., April 5. Dr. W. R.
Miller, defendant in the Sayler murder
trial, took the stand this afternoon to
tell his story of the shooting of Say
ler. Miller related the Incidents of the
day leading up to the description of
the struggle which the witness said
was ended by the fatal shooting.
DROP $5 A BALE
New York, April 5. The cotton
market was somewhat demoralized
today and prices for the active
months show a decline of nearly $5
a bale from he high points of last
week., Rains in x the southwest and
a break among the bull leaders are
assigned as causes. " .
Two Hundred Forty Cit
ies, Villages and
WOMEN FIGHT SALOON
Chicago Municipal Election One
of the Most Important
Held in Years.
Chicago, April 6. The liquor issue
is being fought out In 240 cities and
towns of Illinois today. In 101 ot
these places the drys will endeavor to
oust the wets now in control. The
other 139 are dry now, and the wets
are seeking to regain these spots.
The campaign has been bitterly con
tested In nearly all the towns affected.
In Danville the fight has been enliv
ened by the aid of Billy Sunday. The
city now is wet.
Women will aid the anti-saloon
forces In a large number of towns.
Prayers also will be said In behalf of
Trull Suspected Voters.
Bicycles have been resurrected as
a means of locomotion In one town,
and on them detectives will trail sus
pected voters. Challengers will be
active at the polls. j
Chicago's recent agitation on the
wet and dry proposition aroused much
interest throughout the state and
added to the excitement of the cam
paign. Two years ago nearly 1,000 towns
of the state voted out saloons. A fen
tilroof today's election will be the con
tests in which the wets are seeking
Important Election la Chicago,
Chcago, April 5. The polls opened
at 6 this morning for what was looked
upon as one of the most Important
aldermanlc elections in Chicago's h's
tory. Each of the SG wards will elect
a member of the new city council.
Reform organizations put forth efforts
to defeat the alleged "gray wolves"
because the next council probably will
have to decide upon several great mu
nicipal undertakings. Among these
are regulation of prices of gas and
telephone service r.nd the construction
of a passenger subway.
Vote on I.lquor Question.
Municipal elections are being held
throughout Wlsconein today. In many
places the "wet" or "dry" i3sue Is be
fore the people. In Milwaukee a hot
three cornered contest for mayor Is
being waged, all three parties stand
ing for practically the same platform,
home rule, initiative and referendum
and regulation of the liquor traffic.
Municipal elections are being held
also in Kansas and Missouri.
Manx Klabts at Danville.
Danville, 111.. April 5. Election day
began here with numerous fist fights.
Judge Clark, prominent among tho
"drys." and Earl Springer, challenger
for the same party, were assaulted and
severely beaten In the Grape Crook
precinct. Springer was seriously hurt.
Several deputy sheriffs were sontthcro
as serious trouble is threatened.
READY FOR WAR
Lima, Peru April 5. The forces of
Peru are under arms awaiting eventu
alities with Ecuador. Admiral Villa
viconclo has been placed in command
of the fleet and Colonel Alvarez at the
head of the land forces In the depart
ment of Lambayaque. The full fight
ing strength is prepared to advance at
a moment's notice.
Has avnl Division.
The government has formed a
naval division consisting of the
cruisers Almlranto Grau. Lima, Col
onel and Bolognesl. Excitement and
Indignation caused here by the at
tacks upon the Peruvian legation at
Quito and upon this country's con
sulate at Guayaquil, when the Peru
vians were assaulted, their property
destroyed and the colors of tfielr re
public dragged in the dust, continues.
Peru is aflame with patriotism and
ready for war. '
Consul trader Stars aad Stripe.
Guayaquil, Ecuador, April 5.
Following a night of anti-Peruvian
rioting, Senor Palaclos. Peruvian
consul. sought asylum at the
American consulate today. President
Alfaro has received a telegram from
General Bustamente of "the Colom
bian army offering 6,000 troops from
Colombia to assist Ecuador In the
event of hostilities with Peru.