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FIFTY-NKJTH YEAR. NO. 150.
SATURDAY, APRIL, 9, 1910. -FOURTEEN PAGES
PRICE TWO CENTS.
ON WHAT IS A
President Expected to An
swer That Interesting
JN A SPEECH TONIGHT
Opening Gun in Congressional
Washington, April 9. President
Taft's speech tonight on "Republi
canism" before the League of Repub
lican Clubs Is generally regarded as
the opening gun In the congressional
campaign. The president is expect
ed to tell what a republican properly
Is and define what constitutes re
publicanism. The cabinet will be rep
resented, as will be the republican
organizations of the various sections'
of the country.
Wlckeraaara aa Dttradcr,
Chicago. April 9. Attorney Gen
eral Wickersham, who will deliver
an address upholding the Taft ad
ministration at the Appomattox day
banquet of the Hamilton club here
tonight, arrived in the city today,
accompanied by United States Dis
trict Attorney Sims of Chicago, who
his been at Washington in confer
ence concerning the impending gov
ernment suits including that against
the meat packers.
Others on List.
Other speakers at tonight's ban
quet will be Judge Emery Speer of
Georgia and Governor Eberhart of
DR. MILLER SCORED
Had No Business in Saylers House
With Latter's Wife and Car
Watseka, 111., April 9. Special Pros
ecutor Keeslar for the state In the
Sayler murder case today declared the
story of the attack by Sayler with a
hatchet and the subsequent struggle
unbelieveable. "Miller was not en
titled to plead self defense," said
Keesler. "He gave first provocation.
He was in another man's house with
that man's wife and should have left,
instead of staying there with an auto
matic pistol in his pocket with which
to shoot down poor By Sayler."
Attorney Morris for the defense be
gan) his argument this afternoon. He
reviewed the testimony and combatted
every point made by the state.
TWO TONS OF EGGS
DUMPED INTO SEA
United States JIarshals Make Big
Seizure of Cold Storage Prod
uct at New York.
New York, April 9. The egg mar
ket has been relieved of the dubious
competition of nearly two tons of
dessicated and frozen eggs seized by
United States marshals. The eggs,
under the federal health laws, have
been pronounced unfit for food uses
and will be dumped into the sea.
$200 PAID FOR KILLING
Congress by Special Act Rewards the
Men Who Could Not Land
Washington. April 9. The house to
day passed the twin, bill allowlng$200
to Jesse Skaggs, who shot and killed
a burglar in an Illinois postofnee and
$200 to J. S. Sarborough, sheriff, who
trailed a New York burglar over rainy
roads on a dark night and killed him
after a desperate battle. The postal
sci vice could not reward them because
of the stipulation- in the law that the
reward shall follow "the arrest and
conviction" of the culprit. "Can't con
vict a dead burglar," suggested Rep
resentative Butler of Pennsylvania.
SUIT FILED TO
Columbus, Ohio, April 9. Suit to
prevent the purchase and joint opera
tion of the Hocking Valley and Ka
nawha and Michigan railroads by the
Chesapeake & Ohio and Lake Shore
was filed here today. The deals in
volve property valued at $45,000000.
Fair tonight and Sunday; not much
change in temperature.
Tenmerature at 7 a. m.. 43. Max!
mum temperature in last 24 hours, 73;
nlntmum In 1 hnilTH 4t. VelOCitV Of
wind at 7 a. m., 2 miles per hour. Pre
cipitation, none, Keiauve numiauy,
7 p. m. 65, at 7 a. m. 65.
St. Paul 5.7 .1
Red Wing 1 4.3 .1
Reed's Landing 4.3 .1
La Crosse 6.1
Prairie du Chien 7.4 .2
Dubuque 8.4 .2
Clinton 8.3 .1
Le Claire 4.7 .1
DavenDOrt 7.4 .1
A falling tendency will prevail in
the Mississippi from below Dubuque
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
(From noon today until noon tomor
row.) Sun sets 6:29, rises 5:25; moon
rises 6:07 a. m.; 4:17 p. m., eastern
time, new moon, with the sun in con
stellation Pisces; 10:11 p. m., moon in
conjunction with planet Mercury, pass
ing from west to east thereof; 1:43 a.
m., moon In conjunction with Saturn,
passing from west to east of the plan
et: 3:36 a. m.. eastern time, moon at
perigee, nearest earth.
HALLEY'S COMET BULLETIN.
April 9 Halley's comet rises at 4:23
a. m. today; 4:18 a. m. tomorrow. Sun
rises 5:26 a. m. Comet's speed today
about 1,688 miles per minute. A grow
ing object in the early morning sky.
Work of Day in Congress
Washington, April 9. Following is
a summary of the proceedings of the
two houses of congress yesterday,
taken from the official records:
SENATE The senate was not in ses
sion. HOUSE Two battleships were au
thorized by the naval bill passed by the
house. This action was taken by the
decisive vote of 162 to 110. 33 democrats
voting with the republicans for two
battleships, while 24 republicans voted
with the democrats for one battleship.
The house adopted an amendment by
which the two battleships and two fleet
colliers authorized by the bill must be
built by firms operating under the eigrht
hour law. As passed the naval bill ap
propriates about $138,000,000.
Roosejrelt Unexpectedly Gives
Up Coach Trip and Next
Day It Bains.
NOW IN THE CITY OF GENOA
French Newspapers Begin Printing
Eulogistic Sketches in Antici
pation of Coming.
Genoa, April 9. Colonel and Mrs.
Roosevelt had cause to be glad today
that the crowds encountered had
forced them to abandon the carriage
drive yesterday for, since morning
rain has fallen In torrents, and had
they not reached here last night they
would have had difficulty in getting
Children to Jotm Tbem.
This afternoon they went to Porto
Maurizio, where Kermit and Miss
Ethel arrive tonight. Colonel and
Mrs. Roosevelt epent the morning
hours visiting points of interest here.
Freneb Befctn to Kowtow.
Paris, April 9. As the date of
Roosevelt's visit to France draws
nearer leading newspapers devote
much space to the former president's
personality and movements. Figaro
published today a two-column sketch
of Roosevelt, in which it laud 3 his
wonderful energy, versatility, democ
racy and honesty. And at the same
time it prints a review of his visit to
Rome, in which the opinion is ex
pressed his conduct in that city of-,
fered striking proof of his tolerance,
broadness of mind, Independence of
spirit and high sense of honor.
SHRINERS AT NEW ORLEANS
Are Arriving In Solid Trainloads for
New Orleans. La., April 9. Scatter
ing arrivals of Shriners during the
past week was changed to the coming
of solid trainloads of visitors here to
day. The climax of the convention
will be reached Thursday, when for
the first time since the carnival sea
son promiscuous masking has been
authorized. In the evening a typical
carnival parade will be presented, fol
lowed by a ball at the historic French
New Dreadnought Launched.
Clydebank, Scotland, April 9. The
Colossus, Great Britain's ninth battle
ship of the dreadnought type, was
launched here today. It has a displace
ment of 22,000 tons.
EDDIE FAY AND
PAL DO NOT PLEAD
Richmond, Va.. April 9. "Eddie"
Fay and Dick Harris, charged with
having committed the postoffice rob
bery here, declined to plead when ar
raigned in the federal court today,
bu: a plea of not guilty entered. Trial
was postponed until April 20.
Gen. Kuropatkin Willing
to Fight Russian to
STUNG BY COUNT VVITTE
Latter Apologizes by Saying
Other Commanders Are
St. Petersburg, April 9. A duel
between former Premier WItte, who
represented Russia in the peace ne
gotiations with Japan at Portsmouth,
and General Kuropatkin, former
commander-in-chief of the Russian
The Ring Master Here, get a mov
forces in the field, has been averted
through an explanation by the for
mer. Kuropatkin took offense at a
speech in which Witte asserted
modern Russian military command
ers were lacking In moral courage
and were prone to blame others for
their own failures.
Accepted Reference Personal.
The general accepted the refer
ence as a personal Insult and chal
lenging seconds were appointed by
both men. Subsequently, the count
expressed regret that his spoken
words were such that - the general
could consider them as referring to
himself and said his remarks were
intended merely for general applica
tion. OFFERED FORTUNE
TO CALL OFF STRIKE
Watertown,,N. Y., April 19. Presi
dent Carey of the International
Brotherhood of Pulp and Paper Mak
ers said today a representative of the
manufacturers had offered him $25,000
cash to call off the strike.
NEW BISHOPS ARE NAMED
Catholic Posts at Crooks ton and Bis
St. Paul, Minn., April 9. Archbishop
Ireland .today announced two new
bishops, Rev. Timothy Corbett of Du
luth to bo bishop of Crookston, Minn.,
and Rev. Vincent Wehrle, abbott of
the Benedictine monastery at Richard
ton, N. D., to be bishop of Bismarck,
COMING ELECTION AT ROCHESTER
OF SIGNIFICANCE TO COUNTRY
(Special Correspondence of The Argue.)
Washington, April 7. On April
19 the citizens of Rochester, N. Y.,
will walk to the polls and decide
whoshall represent the 32d con
gressional district of New York in
the national house of representa
tives. The district Is now unrepre
peuced because of the death of J.
The outcome of the- election in
Rochester is of importance to the
people of all sections, because the
man chosen on April 19 will help
to make laws that will govern all of
Iowa Party Members Pick Iowa
City Man as Candidate for
WINS OUT OVER OTHERS
Intimated He Is Seriously Considered
Also In Connection With Na
Des Moines, Iowa, April 9. The
democrats of Iowa at a late hoar last
night practically decided on Martin J.
Wade of Iowa City as their candidate
for governor and Senator Edwin G.
Moon of Ottumwa for lieutenant gov
ernor. It seems not unlikely that they
alone will be the candidates at the
primary In June.
Wade formerly was congressman
from the Second district. His friends,
it is said, have been in consultation
with Harmon of Ohio and other na
tional democrats. His candidacy is
thought possibly to have some rela-
Will He Walk it?
e on you! Do this trick, or let me k
tlon to the national democratic situa
tion. He 1b the national committeeman
from Iowa, and Iowa democrats have
been discussing a national ticket com
posed of Harmon and Wade.
Keep Out of G. O. I. Fifth t.
The conference developed into a
speechfest in which democrats were
urged to keep their hands off the re
publican fight and make an efTort to
elect their own candidate.
All day it looked as if the democrats
could not unite upon a candidate for
governor, and it appeared as if the
slate might go to pieces when the del
egation from Black Hawk county de
clared that Its candidate, S. H. Bash
or of Waterloo, had filed his nomina
tion papers and was iu the race to stay.
Mr. Bashor Is a prohibitionist and a
preacher and once was defeated for
congress in the Third district, his can
didacy, however, resulting in the re
tirement of Speaker Henderson.
Other In Field.
Friends of John Denison of Dubuque,
and of Claude R. Porter of Centerville,
the candidate four years ago, were in
sistent that their choice should be the
party nominee, while Des Moines dem
ocrats and democrats from other sec
tions favored the candidacy of Jerry
B. Sullivan of Des Moines, the candi
date against Cummins in 1903.
More Gold for Europe.
New York, April 9. The engage
ment of $2,500,000 in double eagles
today brings the total gold engaged
for shipment to England at this mo
ment to $10,000,000.
the 90,000.000 people of the United
States. Aside from this reason, the
approaching election in Rochester if
of national interest because it will
serve as another straw showing the
way the political wind is blowing.
Mr. Perkins defeated his democratic
opponent in 1908 by a majority of
. Took Campalga Gift. -
The republican candidate to suc
ceed Representative Perkins is
George W. Aldridge, and the demo
cratic candidate James S. Havens, a
former law partner of the late Rep
WILSON M A
Secretary of Agriculture
Slams Prof. Hopkins,
AFTER PERSONAL GAIN
Cabinet Member Denounced as
"Unscientific " Comes Back
Washington, April 9. "I don't know
that Professor Hopkins has been quot
ed correctly. I know at time I have
not been, so I think it better not to
make any reply," was Secretary Wll
son'fj comment today when he read the
now who is the boss of this show.
attack upon him delivered in Chicago
yesterday by Professor Hopkins of
Illinois university, which character
ized the teachings of the secretary of
agriculture as "abominable" and "dis
graceful," and declared the farms of
the United States only needed phos
phoric rock to mke them fertile.
"However," continued Wilson, "I
understand Hopkins has formed a
company to manufacture phosphat9
to Eell to the farmers and the sec
rets ry of agriculture is one of those
vho believes the country can pros
pev and become fertile without the
product Hopkins has to sell."
VTei Stronic Term.
Chicago, April 9. Characterizing the
teachings of Secretary Wilson as
"damnable," "abominable" - and "dis
graceful," Professor C. G. Hopkins of
the University of Illinois delivered a
stinging criticism of the department of
agriculture here yesterday in an ad-.
dress at the City club. Professor Hop
kins dismissed the secretary himself
by simply saying, "he is an unscien
Some of Quotation.
Some of the direct quotations from
Secretary Wilson cited by Hopkins as
"abominably false" were:
"Practically all soils contain suf
ficient plant food to produce good
crop yields, and this supply will be
"So far as the present outlook Is
concerned, the nation possesses
ample resources in its soil for any
conceivable increase in population
for several centuries."
"The soil is the one indestructa-
The republican candidate was for
20 years leader of the republican
party in his county. He received
some prominence by accepting $1,
000 from the fire insurance com
panies In his state, following the
passage in the New York state legis
lature of a bill In which the fire in
surance companies were interested.
Mr. Aldridge admits taking the
money, and declares that his action
was proper; that jthe check was not
a persona gift but was used for the
(Continued on Pag Four..)
ble. Immutable asset that the na
tion possesses. It Is one of the
resources that cannot be exhaust
ed that cannot be used up."
Cut Blamo Fnnri.
Hopkins then said: "Can yoa blame
the farmers for continuing to wear out
their land when these are the teach
ings promulgated from the highest au
thority in the United States? And
tfiese false teachings are all the more
damnable because the common soil
type on abandoned farms In Maryland,
only a few miles from Washington,
contains only 160 pounds of phos
phorus In the plowed soil of an acre,
while the richest black prairie soil of
nUnois with a value of $200 an acre
contains more than 2,000 pounds of
phosphorus in the same stratum." As
a remedy for the rapid wearing out of
farms Hopkins suggested pulverized
phosphorus rock such as is to be found
on the public domain.
T. F. WALSH DEAD
Millionaire Mine Operator Pass.
es Away at His Home in
STRICKEN IN SOUTHWEST
Raced Home on Special Train to See
His Infant Grandchild Started
as a. Wheelwright.
Washington, April s. Thomas F.
Walsh, millionaire mine owner, died
at his home here last night at 11:30
o'clock. Death was due to a growth
In the lungs, the result of an Injury
received years ago when Walsh was
a miner in the west.
Walsh died in his palatial home here
whither he returned several weeks ago
after a tour through the south in
search of his health. He was sur
rounded by the immediate members
of the family.
Mr. Walsh was stricken with his
last Illness while in the southwest,
where he went in search of health.
Accompanied by physicians and
nurses, he won e race against death
on a fast train which speeded to
Washington, where he hastened to ful
fill his last desire to see his Infant
grandchild, known as "the million dol
lar baby," because of Mr. Walsh's
birthday gift. For a short time after
his arrival here his health seemed Im
proved. ' VT'iSJSfi1 wajoorn In Ireland In 1851,
and early in life was apprenticed to
a wheelwright. When 19 years of age
he came to the United States, going
to Colorado, where he made his for
tune in the development of mines.
Washington, April 9. By his own
request funeral services of the late
Thomas F. Walsh, the Colorado min
ing millionaire, to be held tomorrow
afternoon, will be simple, without
flowers or mu3ic. The funeral will
be conducted with Masonic rites.
YEAR HOUSE PLAN
Program Adopted by Vote of 102 to
110 Calls for $0,000,000 for
Washington, April 9. By a vote of
162 to 110, 14 being present and not
voting, the house yesterday author
ized the construction of two battle
ships to cost $0,000,000 each.
This action was taken just prior to
the passage of the naval appropriation
bill. carrying $128,037,002. This
amount is about $3,000,000 less than
was recommended by the navy depart
ment. The bill provides for two fleet
colliers and four submarine boats.
The two battleships and fleet colliers
must be constructed by firms operating
under the eight hour law. Thirty
three democrats voted for the two bat
tleships and 24 republicans against
HOLDING THE SACK
National Iemorratic Committeeman
on Pacific Coast Has $8,000 to
Pay $3.30.000 Debts.
San Francisco, Cal.. April 9. Na
than Cole, Jr., a prominent promoter
and democratic national committee
man, has filed a voluntarily petition
In bankruptcy with liabilities of
$330,000. The assets. $8,000. are
stated to be unavailable for general
creditors. . .
FIRE IN STAMPING MILL
Implosion Starts Blaze at Goldfleld
That Does $250,000 Damage.
Goldfleld, Nev.. April 9. The 850
ton mill of the Goldfleld Consolidated
Illls company was damaged by fire
to the extent of a quarter of million
dollars last midnight. The fire orig
inated in an explosion in the refinery,
where half a million dollars In bullion
was stacked for shipment.
SERIOUS FIRE AT
Harrisburg, Pa.. April 9. Fire at
Middletown this afternoon destroyed
the market house, auditorium, several
stores and dwellings and buildings on
the fair grounds. The loss is heavy.
Assert Secretary Declines
to Give Them Ordi
SINCE TAKING OFFICE
Court Asked to Enjoin Depart
ment from Executing Or- j
der on Land Claim.
Washington, April 9. Declaring Bal
linger, because be had been counsel
for a number of land claimants in the
SlletE Indian reservation in Oregon,
now declines to give them the benefit
of his judgment since becoming sec
retary of the Interior, and "has at
tempted to delegate to his assistant.
Frank Pierce, the duty Imposed by law
on him," and that the latter has de
cided adversely to them, William D.
Bales, Thomas Holverton and Levy M.
Gilbert today filed suit for Injunctions
to prevent the execution of the order
of Pierce, assistant secretary.
Bales says he employed Balllnger In
1908 and the latter filed In the office
of the then secretary a brief urging
that a patent be Issued to Bales. By
the alleged Irregularities he claims his
title to entry clouded and Pierce has
rendered against him a decision which
is about to become operative In Ore
gon unless the court prevents Its ex
ecution. JTrrrr Thetr Attoraey, IT Sara.
When Ball inker's attention was
drown to the suit be emphatically de
nied he had ever been attorney for
the claimants or that there was any
special reason why Assistant Secre
tary of the Interior Pierce bad han
dled the cases. The latter has dis
posed of them, he said. In accordance
with his general assignment of han
dling land office matters.
PERU STICKS TO
Ready to Accent Award of King Al
fonso In Boundary Dispute
Washington,' April 9. News from
South America Is not reassuring. The
latest information from Lima Is to the
erect Peru still stands ready to ac
cept the award of King Alfonso in the
bfundary dispute with Ecuador and
Las not Indicated a desire for any
ether course. It also Is Insistent la
Its demand for satisfaction for the out
rages perpetrated on the Peruvian
consulate In Guayaquil.
OBJECTS TO USE OF
Speaker Before Political and Social
Science Academy Denounces
'Despotism of Judges."
Philadelphia, April 9. "The modern
use of the word Injunction, especially
in labor disputes, Is revolutionary and
destructive of popular government,"
declared Andrew Furuseth of Wash
ington, D. C, in a paper read today
before the American Academy of Po
litical and Social Science. At the
morning session, during which Furu
seth's paper was read, various mem
bers and Invited guests discussed the
scope and limits of the injunction,
and among the speakers was Samuel
Gompers, president of the American
Federation of I-abor.
Furusoth declared the misuse of
equity, power and jurisdiction had
been so extended that it Is "endanger
ing constitutional liberty, the personal
liberty of the individual citizen."
"We have escaped from a despotic
government by the king," ho contin
ued. "We realized that after all he
was but a man. Are we going to per
mit the growing up of a despotic gov
ernment by the Judges? Are not they
SAID FIVE IN
Washington, April 9. Df-splte tha
fact that the president and some ol
the interested members have denied
it, the rumor that five of President
Taft's cabinet officers will resign with
in the year Is persbstfcnt. The flvs
slated to go are Secretary of Stats
Knox, Secretary of the Interior Eal
linger. Postmaster General Hitchcock,
Secretary of War Dickinson and Sec
retary of the Treasury MacVeagh.'