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FIFTY-NITH YEAR.' NO. 152.
TUESDAY. APRIL 12, 1910. -TWELVE PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Reaches Top of Tall
PLANTS FLAG THERE
Unable to Verify Any Part of
Narrative of Man of Arctic
Fairbanks, Alaska, April 12. The
Fairbanks expedition to Mount McKln
ley, the tallest peak in North America,
reached the summit April 3 after a
climb of one month from the base
was announced today. No traces of
Dr. Frederick A. Cook's alleged ascent
All Rrachrd Top.
Thomas LJoyd, leader of the expeai
tkm, arrived here last night. His com
panions were Daniel Patterson, W. R.
Taylor and Charles McGonnlgle, and
all reached the top of the great moun
The expedition left Fairbanks
15 Tnhile the controversy ver
Cook's disputed .ascent was still rag
ing. The plan was to go into camp
on the mountain as high as possible
and probably about the middle of May
make a dash for the summit.
Obstacles Not Serious.
The obstacles encountered were not
bo great as had been predicted. Four
camps were established during the
ascent and a trail was blazed all the
way to the crest. Up to 12,000 feet
the climbing did not present the un
For the next 4,000 feet the way led
over the steepest field, which at first
seemed to forbid further progress, but
through which, upon exploration, it
was found possible to locate a path.
Plant Flair on Top.
The final dash to the too was made i
iwr-.-4r,16,00r-Toot -camp. Mount i
McKinejQj terminates in twin peaks
equal In height, one somewhat round-
' ed and covered with enow, and the
other composed of bare and wind
swept rocks. On the rock peak the
Fairbanks climbers placed the Ameri
can flag in a monument of stones.
The expedition, which was provide
with Cook's maps and data, endeav
ored to follow his supposed route, but
utterly failed to verify any part of his
story of the ascent.
TO ARBITRATE N. Y.
New York, April 12. The wage dis
pute between the trainmen and con
ductors of the New York Central and
officials of the road will be settled by
arbitration. The arbitrators are E.
E. Clark, member of the interstate
commerce commission, and r.- H. Mor
rlsey, president of the Railway Em
ployers' and Investors' association.
They will appoint a third arbiter if
WORKING FOR BOARD, RICH
Texas Farm Hand After Death Is
Found to Have Money and Land.
Amarillo, Texas, April 12. With a
bank account of $250,000 and owning
several blue grass farms in Kentucky,
William M. Gold, who up to yesterday
w-orked on a farm near this place for
his board, is dead. Gold had lived in
the Panhandle for several years and
up to the time of death yesterday was
believed to be: a man of small means.
Receives American Ambassador.
Vienna, April 12. Emperor Francis
Joseph today received Richard C.
Kerens, who presented the credentials
of the American ambassador to Austria-Hungary
in succession to Charles
Shrlners Open Conclave.
New Orleans, La., April 12. The
opening session of the annual conclave
of the imperial council of the Nobles
of the Mystic Shrine was held today.
Cambridge, Mass., April 12. In
scathing words Judge Lawton in the
prollite court today branded as an im
poster the Dickinson, K. D-, claimant
to half tho estate of the late Daniel
Russell of Melrose and dismissed the
t hree petitions alleged to have' been
brought by Daniel Blake Russell after
a record breaking trial of 191 days.
The judge said: "I find none of the
petitions were brought by Daniel
Blake Russell, but by one who at
tempted to impersonate him and de
fraud the Russell estate. The peti
tions are diimissed."
Fair and continued cool tonight and
Wednesday, with probably light frost
Temperature at 7 a. m., 39. Maxi
mum temperature In last 24 hours, 75 1
minimum in 12 hours, 39. Velocity of
wind at 7 a. m., 1C miles per hour.
Precipitation, .01. Relative humidity,
at 7 p. m. 84, at 7 a. m. 72.
St. Paul .". 5.4
Red Wing 3.9
Reed's Landing 3.S
La Crosse 5.3
Prairie du Chien C.9
Le Claire 4.3
Slowly falling stages in the Missis
sippi will continue from below Du
buque to Muscatine.
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
(From noon today to noon tomorrow.)
Sun sets 6:32, rises 5:20; moon sets
10:22 p. m.; Ilalley's comet moving at
a speed of more than 100,000 miles an
Work of Day in Congress
Washington, April 12. Following is
a summary of the proceedings of the
two houses of congress yesterday,
taken from the official records:
SEXATB In the senate consideration
was begun of the administration rail
road bill, section by section. Several
amendments offered by Mr. Klkins for
the administration republicans were
adopted. Senator Nelson made a speech
in which he declared that the purpose
ulrust law. and that ne would not
vote for it. Senate adjourned until 1
o'clock today on account of the mar
riage o fthe daughter of eSnator Clark
HOISE Speaker Cannon's suggestion
that the "insurgents" of the house did
not have sufficient courivge to Join with
the solid minority in the election of his
successor and his prediction that the
republicans would carry the next con
gressional elections were the striking
features of a somewhat sensational day
In the proceedings of congress. These
statements by the speaker were called
forth In connection with his comment
on the floor over the action of the dem
ocrats and insurgents" In sending
back to conference a report which al
lowed $2,500 for the expenses of the
speaker's automobile, together with an
allowance for the vice president's au
tomobile. The speaker declared that
he had never suggested nor approved
the allowance of automobiles for the
vice president and for himself, the
legislation having been initiated in the
penate. The house adjourned until to-
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ON FROM THE START
Illinois Union and Operators Split on
Scale for Maintenance Work
Chicago, April 12. The joint scale
committee of the Illinois coal opera
tors and miners met today.
The first question considered was
immediate repair work on the mines.
The operators asked this be done at
the former wage scale, while the
miners demanded the new one for
which they were striking. The joint
conference then adjourned until 2
o'clock, both sides going into separate
session to prepare arguments.
JEALOUSY THE CAUSE
OF CHICAGO MURDER
Young Man, Who Under "Third De
gree," Denies Knowledge of Ri
val's Death, Arrested.
Chicago, April 12. Acting on the
theory that the killing of Henry S.
Meyer, a street car conductor, aged
21, was prompted by jealousy, the po
lice yesterday took into custody Cor
nelius Sullivan, an expressman, suitor
of a ,Miss Ella Gaygan, aged 17, to
whom it Is said Meyer, though mar
ried and father of a year-old child,
had been attentive. Sullivan, under
the "third degree," denied knowledge
of the death of Meyer, who was shot
yesterday as he entered his home
either in the hallway or in the street,
and advanced an alibi. Miss Gaygan's
mother supported the alibi.
H. S. Meyer, Sr., the conductor's
father, admitted his son's attentions
to Miss Gaygan and said be had
warned the girl not to accept them.
Mies Gaygan was also questioned by
the police and became hyslerlcal at
WOMAN'S BODY IN A TRUNK
Hannibal, Mo., Death Mystifying in
Hannibal. Mo., April 12. The body
of Mrs. Gertrude Maxwell, a wealthy
widow, who lived alone on a farm near
here, was today found in a trunk in
her home by the sheriff. The woman
had been missing since last Wednes
day. The lid of the trunk was closed
and not locked. A club was found In
the room, but the body bore no marks
of violence. Last Wednesday Mrs.
Maxwell, who was 60, telephoned a
physician she was 111. He prescribed
for her over, the telephone. The cor
oner ordered an autopsy.
FIRE AT DUBUQUE
Dubuque, Iowa, April 12. Fire start
ing in the Blick Box company plant
here yesterday afternoon burned over
six acres of ground, doing $200,000
damage before being gotten unuo, ...
trol today. The Standard Lumber
company is a heavy loser.
HAS A LONG
Work of Pittsburg Grand
Jury is Only Fairly
HOFFSTOT STAYS AWAY
Attempt Will Be Made to Ex
tradite Banker Who Form
ed Bribery Pool.
Pittsburg, Pa., April 12. The search
to unearth the municipal corruption in
the legislative department of Pittsburg
may continue indefinitely, according
to the outlook today at the district at
torney's office, since Frank Hoffstot,
the banker and steel manufacturer,
has refused to come here from New
York unless he is extradited.
The grand Jury again today engaged
in the graft Inquiry. The mass of
routine work laid aside by that body
to carry out the graft Investigation
to a finality is staggering in its pro
Hotel Ree-lster Tells Tale.
The registers of the Hotel Imperial,
New York, where the largest lump
sum of the bribe money for the coun
ciimen was paid over to Charles Stew
art in June, 1908, are in the possession
of District Attorney W. A. Blakley.
The books are expected to reveal the
signatures of the man, as yet unnamed,
who handed over the money to. Stew
art. Hoffstot Is the alleged leader of the
pool which raised a $52,000 fund to
influence legislation in favor of six
Pittsburg banks. His local attorney;
W. B. Rogers, returned from New York
yesterday and gave out a letter in
which he declared his intention to
Will Appeal to Hutches.
In reply to the counsel for Hoffstot.
District Attorney Blakley said that ex
tradition proceedings would be begun
at once. The papers are now practic
ally ready to forward to Governor Ed
win S. Stuart. Mr. Blakley himself
will go to Albany to lay them before
Governor Hughes. The papers will
not ask for Hoffstot's appearance be
fore the grand Jury, as was recom
mended by that body, but before a
court to answer charges on which he
has already been Indicted.
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CORPORATION TAX AMENDMENT,
ITS WORK DONE, WILL BE DROPPED
(Special Correspondence of The Argus.)
Washington, April 10. Recalling
that the corporation tax amendment
was tacked on the Payne-Aldrich bill
for the admitted purpose of defeating
inheritance or Income tax legislation.
Representative Gilbert M. Hitchcock
of Nebraska. In a speech on the floor
of the house which evoked great ap
plause on the democratic side, charged
that now that the corporation tax had
"achieved Its purpose, the plan is to
emasculate and destroy the efficiency
of the law itself."
Verified la Half Hour. . .
Within. A iulf hour after Mx. Hitch
G. 0. P. LEADERS
Political Matters Taking Up
Time of Number of Con
SEVERAL HURRYING HOME
Dalzell, After Reading Beverldge Out
of Party, Hears Bad News
Tawney Hit, Too.
Washington, April 12. Administra
tion and other circles were stirred by
political matters yesterday fully as
much as by the developments In the
supreme court regarding the anti trust
Attorney General Wlckersham had
a long conference with President Taft
in the afternoon, and, while part of
the conversation may have had to do
with judicial matters and further
plans with reference to corporations,
it was admitted that the political sit
uation, as the head of the department
found it from observation in Chicago,
Late In the evening the president
and the attorney general adjourned to
the private quarters of , the White
house, where they were joined by Sen
Scare for Dolcell.
Regularity la not having all Its trou
bles in the middle or far west. From
that aforetime rock-ribbed center of
standpatlsm, Pennsylvania, has come
a hurry call to John Dalzell, for years
one of the house leaders, second on
the ways and means committee, to
come home and look after his fences.
Mr. Dalzell had scarcely finished
reading Senator Beverldge out of the
party when he received this call to
come and save his own bacon. A man
who is strong with the labor vote and
an anti-Cannon exponent is out for
Dalzell's seat, and the latter is fright
ened. The Dalzell organization Is turning
every trick possible to prevent the
standpat leader's defeat for renomina
tion. The situation affecting him is
the cause of amusement as well as
other Interest under - the circum
stances. Chairman Tawney of the house ap
propriations committee, In whose dis
trict President Taft made his celebra
ted speech in defense of the Payne
Aldrich act .also left for his home in
Minnesota last night. He 6aw he
president just before leaving town.
There is great hustling on the part of
the "old guard" all along the line,
their anxiety to be returned not being
diminished by the professed belief
that the next house will be democratic.
cock had concluded his speech his
statement was to all practical ends
verified when the republicans passed
an amendment to the corporation tax
law restricting the operation of its
publicity feature. As passed, the cor
poration tax bill provided that the re
turns of corporations should be pub
lic; as . amended by the house, the
measure provides that the returns
shall be open to inspection only upon
the order of the president. As Presi
dent Taft himself declared that the
publicity feature of the corporation
tax was its best asset, the usefulness
of the measure has been gret tly im-
Lnaired Jjo say tha least And la the
Wisconsin Senator Makes
Long Promised Rail
RAPS AT WICKERSHAM
Mann Defends the Measure
When It Is Taken Up in
the Lower House.
Washington, April 12. Senator La
Follette today took the senate floor
for the purpose of making his long
promised speech In opposition to the
administration railroad bill. The speech
was a severe arraignment of the de-
partment of justice. The Wisconsin
senator's remarks were largely devo
ted to provisions of the bill authoriz
ing the acquisition of stock of one
company by another, and he used the
merger of the Boston & Maine com
pany with the New York, New Haven
& Hartford as a basis of his accusa
tions. Wlrkrrebam Scored.
La Follette declared every proper
effort had been made by the Roose
velt administration to prosecute the
merger trust against the two com
panies, and expressed horror over At
torney General Wickersham's prompt
i dismissal of the case within three
months after he came into office.
Mann Defend Measure.
Washington, April 12. With 200
members in their seats, the adminis
tration railroad bill was taken up for
consideration In the house today.
Mann of Illinois addressed the house
on the measure reported from the com
mittee on Interstate commerce, of
which he is chairman. Mann declared
railroad transportation Is an industrial
necessity and not a mere convenience.
He declared the Elkins and Hepburn
laws were mainly effective and have
not been followed by "disasters" that
have been so freely predicted. "Un
der the wise leadership," declared
Mann, "of the great statesman now la
the White house we are now consider
ing propositions somewhat in advance
of those heretofore made into law."
Henrlnsrs on Dolliver Bill.
Washington, April 12. Extended
hearings were begun today before the
meantime the country has been cheat
ed out of income tax legislation.
Great National Misfortune.
"The defeat of the Inheritance tax,"
said Representative Hitchcock, "and
the abandonment of the income tax
was, in my opinion, a great national
misfortune. There are many argu
ments why a graduated inheritance
tax is a wise and just form of taxa
tion. It has been approved and ac
cepted by many of the great nations of
the world. It is a tax upon wealth and
not npon poverty; a tax upon property
and not upon consumption. It comes
Continued on Pas's Four.
senate committee on agriculture on
the Dolliver bill, which contemplates
annual federal aid for schools which
take boys and girls at the age of 14,
after they have received a fundamental
education, and train them to undertake
their chosen vocations In life. The
measure calls for annual appropria
tions beginning with $4,0000,00. and
after three years of $11,000,000 an
nually. It would apply to agricultural.
Industrial, trade and vocational
Appreprtarloa- Bill ra Seaata,
Washington, April 12. The river
and harbor appropriation bill was re
ported to the senate yesterday by Sen
ator Nelson from the committee on
commerce. Senator Burton gave no
tice of a minority report and Senator
Newlands presented the minority re
port. The Nevada senator said his
objection was not due to the fact that
the bill carried an appropriation of
$52,000,000, but that It did not provide
for proper organization to carry on the
vast work: contemplated.
Last Testament of Thomas F.
Walsh, Mine King, Is
LITTLE LEFT FOR CHARITY
Widow and Daughter Get Personal
Property Outright and Balance
Is Held In Trust.
Washington. April 12. The will of
Thomas F. Walsh, the mining mag
nate, and a codicil were filed today
for probate. While no specific bequest
to charity was made the sum of $100.
000 was left to the widow, Mrs. Carry
B. Walsh, to be distributed "among
such persons and In such amounts as
she knows to be my wish in reference
To the widow and daughter. Mn.
Evelyn B. McLean, In equal share are
left all the personal belongings, the
contents at the Massachusetts avenue
residence and the summer home at
Held In Trnat.
The remaining tate Is devised to
the American Security Trust compu,
as trustee for a term of 10 years, dur
ing which it is to pay to the widow
and daughter semi-annual Installments
the net. income In equal shares. The
right of disposal, when approved by
r beneficial." tg vested In the
trustee. At the expiration of a 10-
year term the estate will be trans
ferred to the widow and daughter in
HURRYING TO GET
JURY IN HYDE CASE
Attorney Make Rapid Progress In
Tacit Acceptance of Veniremen
at Kansas City.
Kansas City. Mo.. April 12. With 13
temporary jurymen chosen the attor
neys for both the prosecution and de
fense in the case of Hyde, accused of
the murder of Colonel Swope, came
into court this morning determined to
select the final panel today if possible.
Fearing the present venire would
be exhausted before a Jury was se
cured another panel of 150 men were
drawn today. Out of the 12 venire
men first, called to the box today five
were tacitly accepted.
KEEP KOSHER HOPS SHUT
New York Women Maintain Boycott
to Ixwer Price of Meat.
Brooklyn. N. Y., April 12. Bands of
determined women marched in the
east side and other sections of the city"
today to prevent the opening of the
retail kosher butcher shops , which
closed yesterday as a protest against
the high meat prices. Over a hundred
thousand families, it is figured, have
put the ban on meat. Housewives are
insistent the retailers remain closed
until the wholesalers drop the price.
Kerosene, clubs and hatpins proved
effective armaments of the women in
closing the shops.
MRS. POLAND IS CAUGHT
Man and Wife Charged With Horse
Brazil. Ind.. April 12. John Po
land and his wife, charged with
horse stealing, were cornered yester
day afternoon by a posse. The wo
man turned the rifle over to her hus
band and surrendered. Her husband
escaped under the cover of her ruse.
The Polands had been pursued two
days and nights by the sheriff and
his posse from Green Castle. They
escaped capture Sunday after an ex
change of shots between Mrs. Poland
and the deputy.
Saints Meet Next at Lamoni, Iowa.
Independence, Mo., April 12. A gen
eral conference of the Reorganized
Church of the Latter Day Saints de
cided to hold the next general confer
ence at Lamoni, Iowa, in April, 1911.
PORTER AGAIN OUT
Des Moines. Iowa. April 12. Claude
R. Porter of Centerville, Iowa, demo
cratic candidate for governor against
Cummins four years ago. today an
nounced himself as candidate at the
Pinchot, After All Day
Talk, Calls Early in
NOT A WORD FOR PRESS
Ex-President, However, Agrees
to Address Next Conser
Porto Maurtsio, April Gilford
Pinchot was again at tb villa at Miss
Carow before 9 this morning. It was
assumed he was there for a final talk
with Roosevelt. Despite the reticence
of both men. it is accepted as a matter
of course that Roosevelt is in posses-
slon now of Plnchot's complete ease
against Secretary Balling-er's conserva
tion policy and what has been describ
ed here as "the alleged reactionary
tendency" in forestry matters of the
administration of President Taft.
Accepts Iavftatloa to Speak.
The most significant development
was the announcement Roosevelt had
accepted an invitation from the former
chief forester to address the National
Conservation congress late the oomlng
Will Be at Kan saa C1T.
Kansas City, Mo., April 12. The
National Conservation congress which
Roosevelt has agreed to addrees next
summer will be held at Kansas City.
Mr. Pinchot. when seen Just before
dinner yesterday, declined to say what
be had communicated to the ex presi
dent, and Mr. Roosevelt's prediction
a few days ago that neither would have
anything to give out concerning the
meeting proved to be entirely correct.
Mr. Roosevelt's secretary, - beweer;;
gave to the anxious newspaper men a
long and graphic account of how the
party drove through the olive orchards
of picturesque Caramagna valley,
climbed six miles up the winding road
to the famous little chapel, once visit
ed by Charlemange on his way to be
crowned at Rome, which contains in
teresting relics of the old Mediterra
nean galley slaves and votive offer
ings of sailors, also how enthusiastic
the villagers were as the party was
returning, crowding about the carriage
and fairly deluging it with wild flow
ers. Called r, the Faat.
But when pressed about the subject
of the long conversation between Mr.
Roosevelt and Mr. Pinchot, the secre
tary announced, without a smile, that
It consisted largely of reminiscences
and hunting stories, gravely confiding
the Information that Mr. Pinchot was
almost as good a shot as his former
AT CLARK WEDDING
Washington, April 12 In the pres
ence of President Taft and many other
distinguished guests Miss Frances
Dyer Clark, daughter of Senator Clark
of Wyoming, was wedded to George
Hobart Chapman of Evanston, -Wyo.,
at the Church of the Incarnation at
WEALTHY 10 WAN KILLED
I V. Baboo, k of Waverly Walks In
Front of .Motor Truck.
Chicago, April 12. The man who
in the rain last night walked in front
of a L.otor truck and was killed was
Identified today as K V. Babcock. a
wealthy meat shipper of Waverly,
Man and Dog Peoria Floaters.
Peoria, 111.. April 12. The body
of John Wolfe, of Ottawa, 111., was
found with a bullet wound In the
head floating in the Illinois river
here yesterday. Three feet from the
body was that of a dead dog, also
with a bullet wound in its head.
Ten Drown In English Channel.
Saint Brieuc, France. April 12. The
pilot boat Hlrondelle was wrecked off
Cape Frehel in the English channel.
Ten persons were drowned.
Lawrence, Kan., April 12. Two dis
tinct earthquake shocks were recorded
last night by the seismograph of Kan
sas university. The first began at
0:40 and reached full force at 0:47.
The second began at 9:02 and lasted
five minutes. The source of the dis
turbances was 1,000 miles southeast.