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F J FT Y-NI jTTH YEAR. NO. 158.
TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 1910. TEN PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Senate Votes Approval of
AFTER A SHARP FIGHT
Demands, However, That U. S.
Engineers Report as to
Washington, April 19. The Mann
till prohibiting dumping of refuse In
Lake Michigan eight miles from the
shore front of Cook county, Illnois,
and Lake county, Indiana, a most im
portant bill affecting Chicago, was or-
?--dered favorably reported by the com-
' mittee today.
Mann Only Opponent.
Washington, April 19. With Rep
resentative Mann of Illinois alone
voting in the negative the house yes
terday passed the McCall campaign
publicity bill. Only a short time
was required to put through the
measure. Mr. Mann was the only
speaker against the bill. He declar-
' ed that, like the Sherman anti-trust
act, it would be found that the pro
visions of the measure would far ex
ceed the purposes of its advocates.
As worded, he insisted that it requir
ed such associations as the rivers and
harbors congress and newspapers
owned by Individuals to make public
the receipts and expenditures of
their business. Gaines of West Vir
ginia, Hardwick of Georgia. Rucker
of Missouri, Conry of New York and
Peters of Massachusetts spoke in
support of the measure.
Approves Deep Waterway.
An appropriation of $1,000,000
lor a deejL-waterway. acxoag-XUJnois.
was agreed to by the senate yester
day. The paragraph includes all
that is contained in the river and
harbor bill as it passed the house,
with the duties of the board which
the president Is to appoint to arrange
a plan of cooperation with the state
of Illinois somewhat enlarged.
Senator Burton of Ohio, who op
posed the appropriation, stated that
he could not too strongly set forth
his objections to it as establishing
a new precedent. He announced his
opposition to making an appropria
tion in advance of the adoption by
congress of a project.
Wants Report on Feasibility.
In addition to the duties imposed
upon it by the house, the senate pro
poses that the government board
shall also report upon the feasibility
of the proposed waterway, the most
advisable depth should a waterway
be recommended, what measures
may be required to preserve lake lev
els and upon other important feat
ures of the plan
THREE ARE ASPHYXIATED
Wife and Two Daughters of Chicago
Fire Captain Found Dead.
Chicago, April 19. Mrs. Nellie Mc
Namara, wife of Fire Captain Daniel
McNamara, and her two daughters.
aged 14 and 12 were found aspnyxl
ated by gas at their home today. A
defective jet was the cause.
Rioting In China Ceases.
Peking, April 19. The rioting of na
tives- at Changsha has ceased. The
American legation here believes all
Americans in the district escaped to
MRS, SCOTT IN
TRIUMPH AT D.
A. R. MEETING
Washington, April 19. The national
ongresB of the Daughters of the
American Revolution was called to or
der today by Mrs. Matthew Scott, pres
ident general. Reports were read from
the national officers. The convention
was later addressed by Governor Noel
The state conference of the Daugh
ters last night indicated the adminis
tration of Mrs. Scott as president gen
eral will be sustained In the election
tomorrow of 10 vice presidents general.
During the morning session consid
erable friction developed. The meet
ing became stormy in connection with
controversy over the dismissal last
February by Mrs. Scott of Miss Agnes
Gerald, a copyist here. ' j
Delegates to the congress took rip
arms with and against the administra
tion, and numerous parliamentary
questions had to be decided by the
, Mrs. Scott today announced &
would not ha g, candidate for reelec
tion because of the sacrifice Involved
in attending to the duties of the. office.
Partly cloudy and continued cold to
night, with frost. Wednesday, fair
and rising temperature.
Temperature at 7 a. m., 40. Maxi
mum temperature in last 24 hours, 43;
minimum in 12 hours, 39. Velocity of
wind at 7 a. m., 10 miles per hour.
Precipitation at 7 a. m., none. Rela
tive humidity, at 7 p. m. 81, at 7 a,
St. Paul 4.8
Red Wing 3.0
Reed's Landing 3.1
La Crosse .. 4.2
Prairie du Chien 6.0
Dubuque ..... 6.6
Le Claire 3.7
Davenport S. 6.1
A falling tendency in the Mississippi
will continue from below Dubuque to
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
(From noon today to noon tomorrow.)
Sun sets 6:39, rises 5:09; moon sets
3:58 a. m.; nalley's comet at perihe
lion, nearest the sun, about 66,000,000
miles therefrom; speed 1,S78 miles a
minute; comet now begins to retire
HALLEVS COMET BULLETIN.
April 19 Halley's comet rises 3:33
a. m. today ana tomorrow at s:zs a.
m. Sun rises 6:11 a. m. The comet
today (11:33 p. m. eastern time, 10:33
p. m. central time. 9:33 p. m. mountain
time, 8:33 p. m. Pacific time) reaches
the climax of its movement, being at
perihelion, nearest the sun, where it
was last 75 years ago, and will not be
again for at least 75 years more. But,
while the perihelion point is the cli
max, it is not so as seen from the
earth, for the comet will continue to
draw nearer the earth till after May
18, when it will be distant about 13,-
000,000 miles, and it will also continue
to grow enormously in apparent size
till then. Comet at top speed today,
namely, 31.3 miles per second, 1.878
miles per minute 100 miles faster
than Mercury and 112,680 miles per
hour. (Earth's average speed, 69,000
miles per hour, 1,150 miles per minute
19. miles per second. Combined speed
of comet and earth in their mutual ap
proach, 50 miles per second). Comet
distance from sun, 54,609,600 miles:
distance from earth's orbit, 38,390,400
miles; distant from earth, 95,625,000
miles. Sun distant from earth. 93,000,
WO mile. ' Comet ilistant from Venn'"
orbit, 12,390,400" miles; from Mercury's
orbit, 18,609,600 miles; located be
tween the two orbits.
Work of Day in Congress
Washington, April 19. Following is
a summary of the proceedings of the
two houses of congress yesterday,
taken from the official records:
SESATK Discussion of the rivers
and harbors bill occupied the senate
during: most of the session. Adjourned
HOl'SE The house considered many
measures of local Importance in various
sections of the country. It also passed
the McCall campaign publicity bill and
a bill regulating: sealing: on the Pribi
loff islands, Alaska. Adjourned until
LEADERS IN BEEF
Armours, Morris and Swifts .Direc
tors in the National Packing
St. Louis, April 19. J. Ogden Ar
mour, A. W. Armour, Edward Morris
and the Swifts were named by Vice
President Benn of the St. Louis
Dressed Beef & Provision company in
his testimony at the meat hearing
here today as directors of the $15,
000.000 National Packing company,
which owns and controls the Dressed
Beef company and other so-called "in
St. Louis, April 19. Admissions by
Charles L. Urquart, secretary of the
St. Louis Dressed Beef and Provision
company, that that concern, hitherto
supposed to be independent, is owned
and controlled by the National Pack
ing company, caused a sensation in
yesterday's proceedings in the investi
gation of the 60-called beef trust being
conducted by Attorney General Major,
Urquart's testimony, Major declares,
showed positively that the National
Packing company fixes prices at which
the local company buys and at which
it sells meats and by-products. Urqu
art testified that the company's busi
ness was conducted on telegraphic or
ders received from Chicago daily.
Major declares that he will show
that the National Packing company is
a holding corporation for Armour,
Swift and Morris Interests and con
trols prlceB. .
The officials of the Chicago compa
nies have been asked to appear.
L0WDEN TO RETIRE
Dixon, 111., April 19. Congressman
Lowden of the Thirteenth district an
nounces he will not be a candidate for
reelection. A physician's orders are
given as the cause of retirement.
Match Factory Explosion Kills 11.
Budapest, Aprlf f9. A boiler ex
ploded today in a match ' factor at
Zegedin, killing 10 girls and one man.
Eighteen ether girl were dangerously
IS MAYOR OF
Seidel, Socialist, Takes
Place as Head of City
COUNCIL BACK OF HIM
Inaugural Address Declares for
Economy and Enforcement
of the Laws.
Milwaukee, April i9. The govern
ment of the city of Milwaukee today
passed into the hands of the social
democrats, with Mayor Seidel as lead
er. In his inaugural message the new
"Before all things, home rule and
right to self government should be
secured for Milwaukee."
Other measures advocated by the
mayor Included the promotion of the
well being of the working classes of
the city, enforcement of sanitary
laws, establishment of a bureau of
munici-; research with a view of
pla'-liig the finances of the city on a
sound, sane basis, and combining vari
ous offices to save expense.
Hm Support of Council.
Seidel will have back of him 21
aldermen, all members of his party.
The minority consists of 10 democrats
and four republicans.
The council chamber was densely
packed when the new city officials took
HOGS SELL OFF $1
IN LAST TWO DAYS
Chicago, April 19." Recent heavy ar
rivals of hogs were reflected in a de
cline of $1 in the last two days. A
few weeks ago hogs sold the highest
since the civil war, thus attracting
heavy shipments, in view of which the
present reaction is not considered re
markable. TO DISCUSS PLANET MARS
Topic of Speaker Before National
Academy of "Sciences.
Washington, April 19. With a good
ly representation of the membership
in attendance the annual stated ses
sion of the National Academy pf
Sciences was opened at the Smlthso-
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"PATRIOTISM" OF THE MERCHANT
MARINE LEAGUE IS SHOWN UP
(Special Correspondence of The Argus.)
Washington, April 17. Just how
much of a patriotic and disinterested
organization the Merchant Marine
league Is not is being brought out' In
testimony before the ship subsidy in
The league Is composed principally
of millionaires, and is under Investiga
tion by congress because of having at
tacked members of "the house who
have had the courage to oppose the
$5,000,000 ship subsidy bill. In the
opinion of the democrat as well as
nian institution today. An interesting
paper will be presented by George
Hale, solar observer at Mt- Wilson,
Cal., In which he will speak of visual
and photographic observation of the
OF THE SENATE
Augusta, Maine, April T9. A posi
tive announcement of the early retire
ment of Eugene Hale from the United
States senate was made here today. '
Washington, April 19. Positive an
nouncement of the prospective retire
ment of Senator Hale from the senate
following so closely a similar announce
ment regarding Aldrlch seemed to
have a stunning effect upon the senate.
Most of the senators declined to com
ment upon the fact because they were
not prepared to receive the news as
true without confirmation from Hale
"Who will be the leader of the sen
ate now?" was asked of Dolllver.
"I suppose the mantle of leadership
will be deposited In the Smithsonian
institution together with other relics
Trie Real Problem of the Sleeping Car
of a discarded and abandoned system,'
repled the senator, who is an "insur
PARDON FOR JOHN
R. WALSH IS ASKED
Petition to President Signed by 22,
OOO Iloosiers Is Pre
sented. Washington, April 19. Representa
tive Cullop of Indiana today presented
to President Taft a petition for the
pardon of John R. Walsh, the Chicago
banker. The petition was signed by
22,000 residents of the Second Indiana
congressional district, into which the
railroads built by Walsh extend.
ERA OF LOW PRICES SOON
New York Provision Man Makes Pre
diction but on Doubtful Ground.
New York, April 19. Close observ
ers of food products today expressed
a belief in a probable speedy setting
in of an era of low prices for food
stuffs. Said a provision man: "A
plentitude of grain compelled the far
mer to feed it to cattle, which are
waxing fat, and which must be put on
HALLEY'S COMET IS
SEEN WITH NAKED EYE
St. John's, N. W., April 19. Halley's
comet was visible to the naked eye
here this morning.
many republicans, the legislation in
question is considered and frequently
referred to as "the ship subsidy grab."
Some Facta Brought Oat.
Although the men affiliated with the
Merchant Marine league testified be
fore the committee as if they had a
monopoly on patriotism and benev
olence, these facts were brought ont
That Walter A. Post, the vice presi
dent of the league for Virginia, 1b at
the head of the Newport News Ship
building and Dry Dock company. . This
company builds vessels np to the size
PUT IT UP TO
Fixing of Price of Butter
at Elgin to be investigated.
CHICAGO MEN WROTH
Declare That Figure Is Placed
as High as the Public Will
Chicago, April 19. Chicago butter
dealers declared today an Investigation
of conditions under which the Elgin
butter board fixes prices has been
started with a view of presenting the
evidence to the United States district
attorney. T. E. Purcell, a Chicago deal
er who was at Elgin, said today: "The
Elgin committee, as a rule, makes the
price without a single sale, and we
have to suffer from It for the rest of
Hitch as Public Will Stand.
Chicago, April 19. That the Elgin
board of trade fixes the price of butter
as high as It thinks the public will
stand was practically admitted yester
day by S. E. Davis of Elgin, a promi
nent member of the board. In a heated J
discussion with Thomas F. Gallagher,
one of the Chicago members, who jour
neyed to Elgin to attend the weekly
meeting and, if possible, batter the
quotations down a cent. The fight
that has been waged at the last three
meetings of the board was renewed,
but the Chicago men met defeat, the
Elgin producers having a majority
present and sustaining the quotation
committee by a vote of 32 to 17. The
quotation committee quoted the price
at 32 cents. Chicago members made
a fight for 31 cents.
A dmlnalon Made by Davis.
After the meeting members gathered
In groups to discuss the situation, and
Davis and Gallagher were central fig
ures in one of the groups. Gallagher
charged the Elgin man with putting
the price too high, and Davis retorted:
"That's not so, Tom, and you know
it. We put the price at just what we
think we can get and still keep butter
moving freely. We don't want to clog
the market or cut off the demand and
our price is Just what we think we can
"That's exactly what they do, Just
(Continued from Page Six.)
of battleships, and might therefore
profit directly through the passage of
a ehip subsidy bill.
That Edmund C. Converse, member
of the league's executive committee.
1b a director of the steel trust, which
furnishes the steel for shipbuilding.
Nearly All Personally Interested.
That through a peculiar coincidence
nearly all of the philanthropists , be
hind the Merchant Marine league as
officers and executive commltteeemen,
are owners of Iron boats, transporters
of Iron ore and other products enter-
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The census enumerator
is not an assessor.
An interview with him
does not cost anything.
What you tell him is
strictly confidential under
That he lists every mem
ber of your household.
That he has not missed
Every citizen owes it to
his town to have an honest
Roosevelt Attacks Reactionar
ies in Speech at Hungar
DEFENSE OF INSURGENCY
No Obstacles Placed In Way of Visit
to Francis Kossuth, the Fa
Budapest, April 19. Roosevelt and
party left here for Babolna, where he
spent the day as the guest of Count
Serenyl, minister of agriculture, and
visited Hungary's famous Arab breed
ing farm. ,
Slapa at Reactionaries.
Budapest, April 19. In a speech
in the Hungarian parliament yester
day Colonel Roosevelt took a slap at
political reactionaries who sneered
at all efforts at progress. He declar
ed the reactionary spirit Is encoun
tered in legislative halls the world
over and cited the opposition he en
countered while president of the
United States to secure "Justice tem
pered with kindness, common hon
esty in busfness .and politfff? and the
social progress of the nation." He
made no mention of political condi
tions in America, but his speech
might easily be considered a defense
of insurgency. The colonel was en
thusiastically received by parliament
which suspended all business for the
day in his honor.
Afternoon Proa-ram Strennons.
A heavy rain storm in the after
noon did not prevent Roosevelt from
disposing of an exceedingly stren
uous program. This Included lunch
eon at the Royal palace, as the guest
of Archduke Joseph, a reception at
the parliament house and a sight see
A portion of the day was taken up
with a call upon Francis Kossuth,
the leader of the united opposition,
who is ill, a visit to the Washington
monument erected by the Hungarian
American federation, a reception to
the American colony at the consulate
and a reception to the Hungarian
journalists at the hotel.
Roosevelt and Kermit were guests
of the American ambassador, Baron
Hengelmuller von Hengervar, at a
dinner at the Park club, where they
met the leading representatives of
the Hungarian nobility.
Visit Not Objected To.
Although Kossuth's name is still
synonymous throughout Hungary
with the independent aspirations of
the people of Hungary, he is now
living quietly owing to the recent fall
of the 'Independent coalition minis
try, of which he and Count Apponyi
were leaders. The Austrian govern
ment manifested not the slightest
disapproval of the visit.
Taught to ReTere America.
Kossuth told the ex-president how,
in his early life spent in exile, he had
been taught to revere America
where his father had found welcome
MILITIA MAY BE
CALLED TO ARMS
Strike at Pressed Steel Car Com.
pany's Plant at Schoenville,
Pa., More Serious.
Pittsburg. April 19. Street car traf
fic is practically abandoned in Stowe
township and crowds of foreigners are
parading the streets. Squads of police
are patrolling the strike district and
the Pressed Steel Car company's plant
at Schoenville is operating with about
800 men as a result of the strike yes
terday. Today 4,500 men are idle.
Cars are being stoppedby the strikers.
The railitia may be called.
New Orleans, April 19. Mall advices
today 6tate all prisoners on Corn isl
and, which Is used as a prison by the
Nicaragua insurgents, have been lib
erated. They number several hundred
prisoners and were landed near the
outposts of the Madriz forces, near
Contention of Defense in
Kansas City Mur
TERMS OF WILL SECRET
Declared It Will Be Shown
Aged Millionaire Was Drunk
Kansas City, April 13. Attorney
Walsh made the opening statement for
the defense In the Hyde trial today.
He said the testimony would show
Hyde and wife lived In perfect con
tentment and thai this point would
prove of great weight In the case. The
attorney told how Swope kept the will
secret from every person except his
office partner. He said neither Hyde
nor his wife knew prior to Swope's
death whether Mrs. Hyde would share
in the residuary portion of the million
Drank Ertry Afternoon.
Walsh stated In the last 25 years of
Swope's life he was drunk every after
noon. His custom of taking a tonic
containing strychnine was mentioned
and Walsh denounced the attempts to
show Swope was not friendly with
Did Kot Ad-rise Bleeding;.
Taking up the death of Moss Hun-
ton, the attorney said Hyde was not
his regular physician, and that he
called to aid in the case. Hunton was
suffering from apoplexy, there was no
doubt, and the bleeding course adopted
was suggested by Dr. Twyman, who
Brain Removed While FTen.
There-a jui. aojibt that Swope died.
of apoplexy, said Walsh. Reminding
the Jury that the brain of Swope was
removed while frozen and cracked in
removal Walsh said It would be im
possible to tell from the organ In this
condition whether death resulted from
Dr. Tnfnun Dies.
Kansas City, April 19. Death lat
yesterday entered the trial of Dr. B.
C. Hyde, who is charged with hav
ing by the use of poison killed Col
onel Thomas Swope. It was Just af
ter Attorney James A. Reed had con
cluded the opening statement for the
state when the announcement was
made that Dr. G. T. Twyman, one of
the principal witnesses for the prose
cution, had died.
Dr. Twyman was taken ill last Sat
urday and It was announced yester
day that he probably would have
been the first witness to be called by
the state. His death was attributed
to acute diverticulitis.
BETRAYAL OF TRUST
CHARGED BY COURT
Otlirer of Western Life Indemnity
Company Ordered to Pay ISark
Chicago. April 13. George M. Moul
ton, president, and E. L. Rosenfeld and
William H. Gray, officers of the West
ern IJfe Indemnity company, are ac
cused of "betrayal of trust" in an opin
ion handed down by the United States
circuit court of appeals today. Five
years ago, upon suit of policy holders.
Moulton was ordered by Judge Kohl
eatt to pay back to the company $200,
000 alleged to have been wrongfully
taken by manipulation from the treas
ury of the Indemnity company. Roeen
feld was instructed to pay back a sim
ilar sum and Gray $123,0tfl. Moulton
and Gray appealed, but the decision
of the lower court against Moulton li
upheld In today's opinion.
CAMERON WINS THE
Boston, April 19. Fred Cameron of
Amherst N. S. won the annual mara
thon run of tlw Boston A. A. from Ash-
land to this city. He made the 2"
miles In 2 hours 28 minutes and 52 2-5
TO GRAND JURY
New York. April 19. Cotton brokers
with their lawyers, bearing voluminous
records and papers, flocked to the fed eral
building today to attend the In
quiry the special grand Jury is making
of the alleged bull - pool in cotton.
Fourteen men, among them the largest
operators In the cotton market fh New
York, were subpoenaed to appear.