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FIFTY-NIIJTH YE AIL XO. 170.
TUESDAY, MAY 3, 1910. 1EN PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
SORE AT THE
Blames Opponents of Reg
ulars for Lack of Leg
V RAIL BILL IN PERIL
Opposition Wins Two Impor
tant Points and is Still
Washington, May 3. The senate
tdopted the Clay amendment to strike
out the entire section 7 of the railroad
bill relating to traffic agreements.
Nelson's motion to strike out sec
tion 12 of the railroad bill which would
permit mergers between railroads was
adopted by the senate without divi
sion. Thtmara Happen Quickly.
Washington, May 3. Moves of a
radical character in connection with
the administration railroad bill
eventuated rapidly when the measure
was taken up in the senate late this
afternoon. Elkins at once announced
he would move to lay on the table
the Cummins amendment to the traf
fic agreement section. He coupled
this statement with the announce
ment that the majority of the com
mittee would then support the
amendment by Clay to strike out the
whole of section seven.
Cummins gained recognition and
withdrew his amendment. A motion
was then made by Clay to strike out
the section. Before the vote was
taken several senators stated their
displeasure at the program but said
they were powerless to prevent it.
Section 7, which occasioned all the
trouble, never was perfected in the
senate. JThe Cummins and .Elkins-.
Crawford provisions were offered as
complete substitutes for the section.
The Cummins provision woflld have
legalized traffic agreements, but would
have compelled railroads to procure
tee approval of the interstate com
merce commission before making
changes of rates. The Elkins-Craw-ford
provision would authorize the
making of traffic agreements, but
would permit railroads to put into
foroo changes of rates without first ob
taining the approval of the commis
sion. Saw Dangrer In It.
x ne insurgents ciaimea tnis pro-
vision would repeal the Sherman anti
trust law so far as it applied to rail
roads and would put an end to compe
tition as to rates. Both factions con-
tended that their amendments were in i
compliance witn the republican na-f
tional platform which declared the
Interstate commerce laws should be
amended so as to permit railroads to
make agreements as to- rates subject
to the approval of the commission.
Taft Read the rvm.
Cincinnati, Ohio, May 3. Presi
dent Taft read with keenest interest
today the dispatch from Washington
dealing with the critical situation in
which the administration railroad
bill has been placed. The president
would make no comment for publica
tion regarding the attitude of the
insurgents toward the measure.
Holds Inanrgenta to Blame.
That he holds the insurgents re
sponsible for the legislative delay is
now' fully recognized. Taft is far
from having lost all hope, but it is
believed that he is plainly discour
aged by the lack of support from the
men who nominally belong to the
party of which he is the titular head.
Ko Majority la Kit her House.
" As there seems to be a lack of a
working majority in either branch of
congress chances for the various ad
ministration measures seem anything
Only Subject Dlaoasaed.
Washington, May 3. The only sub
ject of conversation on the senate floor
this morning was the decision of the
administration leaders to eliminate
from the railroad bill the sections re-
lating to the traffic agreements and !
the legalizing of railroad mergers.
Feeling on the floor was tense. The
administration senators claimed they
were still certain of their ability to
defeat the Cummins amendment to re
quire change of rates to be approved
by the interstate commerce commis
sion before taking effect. But this
vote depends upon an agreement that
the whole section then be limited.
Stick by Guns.
When the bill was taken up today
the insurgents were sticking by their
guns and were insistent that the traf
fic agreement section must be brought
to a vote. Dolliver and the other "in
surgent" senators, were of the opinion
fhe senate proceedings today would
mark an. epoch Jn the history of the
railroad bill. The "insurgents' were
lCoUnued on Taffe Tea.
Fair tonight and Wednesday, rising
temperature Wednesday. Frost to
night Temperature at 7 a. m., 41. Maxi
mum temperature in last 24 hours, 54;
minimum in 12 hours, 40. Velocity of
wind at 7 a. m., 16 miles per hour.
Precipitation, .26. Relative humidity
at 7 p. m., 90; at 7 a. m., 54.
St. Faul 4.5 .1
Red Wing .. 3.1
Reed s Landing 3.1
La Crosse 4.3
Prairie du Chlen 5.S
Dubuque . . 6.6
Clinton ...1 6.4
Le Claire 3.5
Only slight changes in the Missis
sippi will occur from below Dubuque
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
(From noon today to noon tomorrow.)
Sun sets 6:54. rises 4:50; moon rises
2:45 a. m.; pin net Mercury visihiA
HALLEY'S COMET BULLETIN.
(Copyright, 1910, by Frederic Camp
bell.) May 3 Halley's comet rises today
2:46 a. m.; tomorrow 2:43 a. m. Sun
rises 4:50. Speed today about 1,745
miles per minute.
Work of Day in Congress
Washington, May 3. Following i3
a summary of the proceedings of the
two houses of congress yesterday.
taken from the official records:
SENATE In addition to considering
the railroad bill for two hours, the
senate discussed at length and passed
the bill creating a bureau of mines in
the interior department. The bill had
received the sanction of the house and
now only requires the signature of the
president. The long and snort naui
amendment to the railroad bill prepared
by Senator Dixon was the subject of
IIOISK It was "suspension day" In
the house and numerous bills were
passed. Among them were measures to
increase the personnel of the engineer
corps of the army, to provide for addi
tional lighthouse equipment and to
build a monument at Midway, Oa., to
the memorv of General Stewart of rev
olutionary fame, the great-great-grana
father of former President Roosevelt.
Ruth Bryan Leavitt Bride of
""laeuf enant ' Reginald' Owen
in Secret Ceremony.
FIRST HUSBAND AT TOLEDO
Preparing to Go on Lectnre Platform
and to Sue for Possession of
Children, lie Says.
Lincoln, Neb., May 3. Lieutenant
Reginald Owen and Mrs. Ruth Bryan
Leavitt were married at Fairview at
m. today. The strictest secrecy
was maintained. All information con
cernirg the wedding was withheld.
Leavitt to Lecture.
Toledo. Ohio. May 3. While Ruth
Bryan Leavitt was being married at
Lincoln today to Lieutenant Reginald
Owen, her former husband, W. H.
Leavitt, was here arranging for a lec
ture o be given by him tonight. Leav
itt declared he had given up the in
tention of coing to Lincoln to stop
the wedding in order to gain posses
sion of his two children but that he
would " Vart proceedings immediately
IS NOW LOOKING UP
Nicaraguan Rebels Get Four War
ships and Start Blockade
Washington, May 3. Official news
was received by the state department
that Nicaraguan insurgent forces had
established a blockade of Greytown.
The blockading force consists of four
ships, three ocean-going tugs equipped
as gunboats, and the fourth a larger
vessel armed with rapid-fire guns.
Among Central Americans here it is
asserted the insurgents are' now better
equipped to carry on the war than
they were at the outset.
Killing Frosts in Nebraska.
Kansas City, Mo., May 3. Killing
frosts in Nebraska were reported to
the ther survey today No frosts
are reported from Iowa, Missouri, Kan
sas or Oklahoma.
WED 90 YEARS;
SON IS NOW 85
Florence, Colo., May 3. Census
returns from this place include a pair
of remarkable schedules in the
cases of Francisco Espor and his
wife, Rafael, who claim to be 110
and 107 years of age respectively,
and to have been married 90 year3.
One son survives of the 10 children
and lives In New Mexico. He is 85,
Districtof Columbia Court
MADE IN A PETITION
Had Been Accused by Plaintiff
of Neglecting Duty in
Washington, May 3. Secretary Bal
linger received what might be called
one vindication In the supreme court
of the District of Columbia today when
the charge that he had shirked his du-
Taft Hold on,
Home Politics Is Calling the Congressmen. Congress Will Adjourn
ties as secretary of the interior was
ordered expunged from the record.
Attacked In Petition.
In injunction proceedings in connec
tion with the homestead claims on the
Siletz Indian reservation in Oregon,
the petition alleged that, because Bal
linger as a lawyer had been counsel
for some claimants, he refused to pass
upon a case when he came into office.
and delegated the work-to his first as
sistant, Frank Pierce, and had there
fore refused to give the benefit of his
judgment and had therefore shirked
Ballinger denied the imputation, de
claring the cases had been referred to
Pierce in the regular course of busi
ness, as the latter had direct charge
of the general land office affairs, and
the court struck out the charge.
RAIL WAGE ADVANCE
President Brown of New York Cen
tral Gives Figures Total for
New York, May 3. Advances in
railway wages already made or to be
made before the end of the year are
estimated at $100,000,000 for the en
tire country. . This is the figure stated
by President Brown of the New, York
Central. Calculated on the interstate
commerce commission statistics as a
basis, the wages paid to railroad em
ployes under the new scale will amount
to about $1,227,235,000 a year.
DENIED THAT ROOSEVELT HAS
ENDORSED TAFT OR HIS WORK
(Special Correspondence of The Arguat
Washington, May 1. Roosevelt ha.i
not promised to endorse Taft, either
as to his past administration or the
This Is the advice I have just re
ceived from my friend, GHson Gardner,
the Washington newspaper correspond
ent, who is now with Colonel' Roose
velt in Europe. Gardner met Roose
velt soon after the latter emerged from
the African jungles, and has been with
him ever since. He has fad almost
SPENDS DAY AT
HIS OLD HOME
President Has, Comparatively
Quiet Time During Visit .
MAKES SHORT ADDRESSES
Speech at Iittsburg an Appreciation
of the Work of Secretary
of State Knox.
Ciucinnatl, Ohio. May 3. The day
devoted largely to renewing neighborly
relations with "home folks" was Pres
ident Taft's portion here today. Ex
cept for a brief address at noon be
fore trustees of the Mercantile library
and another -short talk late in the day
before the Loyal Legion, the president
devoted himself toshaklng hands and
chatting with old friends. Sharing so
cial honors 'with the president was
German Ambassador Bernstorff, who ar
rived with the presidential party from
Pittsburg at 10:25. ,
At Colambna Early.
Columbus, Ohio, May 3. Presi-
how about all these
dent Taft reached here at 7 o'clock
and after 10 minutes wait went on
Speak at Banquet.
Pittsburg, May , 3. President Taft
ended his two days' stay in Pittsburg
last night with a speech at the Grant
day dinner of the Americus club, in
which he dealt almost wholly with the
foreign affairs of the nation.
The president paid a striking tribute
to the secretary of state, Mr. Knox,
who was present. He vigorously de
fended and justified the secretary's
Nicaraguan policy, scored those who
invented the phrase "dollar diplomacy"
with the idea of bringing contempt
upon a policy in which he said the na
tion was vitally interested, and con
cluded with the declaration that the.
record of the state department during
the first year of the present adminis
tration was one to which he pointed
with the greatest pride.
Mr. Taft's praise of Secretary Knox
and his vigorous language inr dealing
with the critics of the state depart
ment aroused the Americus club din
ers to a high pitch of enthusiasm.
MOTORING IN DENMARK
Koosevelts Visit Museum and Other
Places of Interest.
Copenhagen, May 3. The Roose
velts today enjoyed an automobile
drive to the cattle of Frederiksborg.
A visit to the national museum was
made the occasion of a friendly dem
onstration by students from the gov
ernment school. Roosevelt acknowl
edged the greeting in a brief speech.
The motor drive was then continued
daily interviews with the cx-president.
Sot Anfhorlaed to Speak.
In making the above statement
Gardner wishes it clearly understood
that he has hot been authorized to
speak for Roosevelt. He makes the
statement on his own convictions bas
ed on the many talks he has had with
If anyone should be able to, secure
inside information from Colonel Roose
velt. Gardner is1 the man.
Of &U the corps of Washington cor
respondents, none was more loyal to
wmWJIrw JF if far.
President Taft Fails to
Address Them at
MAY BOYCOTT MEETING
Secretary Wilson and B. . F.
Yoakum Leading Speakers
on Program Today.
St. Louis, May 3. Eleven speak
ers, including B. P. Yoakum, chair
man of the executive committee of
the Frisco railroad, and James Wil
son, secretary of agriculture, are on
the program at the. farmers' union
by the First of June. Xews Item.
rally for today and tonight. E. J.
Watson, commissioner of agriculture
of Columbia, S. C, made the leading
address of the morning.
Twice at Standstill.
St. Louis, May 3. The national
farmers' convention came to a
standstill twice during the opening
session yesterday. Once it stopped
when the delegates deserted in a
body to watch a circus parade, leav
ing Dr. 'J. W. Long of Milwaukee
speaking to empty benches, and it
halted again in the afternoon when
the delegates adjourned to the
Planters hotel and held an indigna
tion meeting following a report that
President Taft, who had been expect
ed to address the convention Wed
nesday, would not be among the
speakers. Open threats were made
to agitate boycott among the farm
ers against the meeting at the Col
iseum, at which the president is to
make a public address.
Claim Another Monopoly.
The trouble arose over the enter
tainment plans for the president
made oy tne Business men s league
of St. Louis. The farmers declare
the- city residents have been given
a monopoly of the executive's time.
Feeling ran so high in the conven
tion that a resolution was drawn up
calling on the farmers to adjourn to
East St. Louis, 111., to hold the re
mainder of the convention. Action
on the resolution was deferred until
Samuel Gompers. president of the
American Federation of Labor, ad
dressed the meeting last night. Mr.
Gompers advocates affiliating the
farmers with organized labor.
Roosevelt than Gardner. Roosevelt,
while president, frequently showed his
appreciation of Gardner's friendship by
giving him exclusive information.
Gardner was welcome at Roosevelt's
private office in the White house, and
he frequently took advantage of the
opportunity to discuss leading Issues
with the president as man to man.
This close relationship between Roose
velt and Gardner is chronicled as an
indication of the possibility of Gard
ner being able to accurately represent
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If You Have Been
Skipped by the
Fill out the attached and
mail it to William Schaar
mann, assistant supervis
or of census, 171414 Sec
ond avenue, and
Do It Now.
To the best of my knowl
edge I have not been
enumerated in the census
HEARS OF THEFT
Hyde Jury Learns for the First
Time of Disappearance of
Grand Jury Notes.
MENTIONED BY ATTORNEY
Evidence of Dr. Hektoen, Expert,
Controverted by Means of
His Own Book.
Kansas City, May 3. As a result of
a clash between Prosecutor Conkllng
and Attorney Wilson the Jury hearing
the Hyde murder trial today learned
part of the story of the disappearance
of the grand jury notes of which they
had been in ignorance. In the course
of arguments today Conkllng made
reference to the "stolen grand Jury
notes." Walsh pounded the table with
his fist and demanded to. know who
stole the notes, insisting they "were
lost through the blundering of the.
Court Refuaea to Reprimand.
Conkling angrily declared they were
stolen and Walsh asked the court to
reprimand the prosecutor b"t the court
refused, Walsh rer?'k . demand.
Conkling declared he could not Bay
but he 'knew who retained them'unTTT
the court threatened to send the
client to Jail. The court then interfer
ed and stopped the discussion.
Own Book I'aed Afcalnat Wltaeaa.
Kansas City, May 3. Dr. Walter S.
Haines, the Chicago toxicologist, took
the witness stand In the Hyde murder
trial late yesterday afternoon, follow
ing Dr. Hektoen, whose -cross examin
ation was completed by Attorney
Progress in the cross examination of
Dr. Hektoen was slow and wrangles
between attorneys were frequent.
Mr. Walsh attacked Dr. Hektoen's
testimony in part with a text book
which the pathologist collaborated in
Among the things advised against by
Dt. Hektoen in the book and which
were done In the autopsy on Colonel
Hot water was used in thawing out
The brain was taken out while froz
The brain was severed at the base
without the use of a knife.
It was also shown that the brain was
cracked in the course of removal.
Rerenn Direct Tentlmoay.
Dr. Hektoen's book was urgent in Its
warning regarding tbawlng out a body
with water. The law of Germany pro
hibiting such action was cited by the
On direct examination the witness
said but one of Chrisman Swope's
lungs was congested. Yesterday he
said both were affected.
The question of the visceras was
again brought up by Mr. Walsh. The
state agreed it would not object to the
witness being questioned about the re
quest for the organs if this was done.
Dr. Hektoen then admitted he had on
March 1 refused the visceras to the ac
cused physician's representatives.
H. I. Miller Named Receiver,
Buffalo. N. Y.. May 3. H. I. Miller,
former general manager of the Rock
Island system, has been appointed re
ceiver for the Buffalo & Susquehanna.
NEW DEM OF
AIR AS WAR AID
Paris, May 3. The announcement
was made today that there bad been
constructed under the direction of the
war department and with strict se
crecy a dirigible balloon of semi-rigid
type capable cf a speed of 50 miles
per hour, and that the machine will be
ready for participation in the approach
ing summer army maneuvers. Th'j
new military craft has been named
"The Fregate." It measures 3,200 cu
bic metres and has two . nacelles or
ears, within which are contained mo
tors designed to develop 210 horse
Legislators Who Voted for
CALLED ONE AT A TIME
Sangamon County Prosecutor
Also Busy and Will Take Up
Bribery Case Monday.
Chicago, May 3. A searching lnres-
tlgation of the legislative bribery scan
dal was started yesterday by a special
grand jury, which in Its initial session
set the legal machinery whirling by
preparing to summon by wholesale
democratic members of the general
assembly who voted for William Lori
mer for United States senator.
Other developments in the legisla
tive scandal were as follows:
Representative Joseph Carter of
Champaign states that he was in
directly proffered a $10,000 bribe
to assist in killing a bill at Spring
field. Sangamon county regular grand
jury meets and State's Attorney
Burke announces that it will take
up the White charges next Mon
day. Attorney General Stead sends a
letter to the Sangamon Jury offer
ing the cooperation of his depart
ment. Senator Lorimer receives from
Washington the original of the last
letter written him by White, which,
he says, is so rambling that it indi
cates that the writer is mentally
unsound. It will not be given out
for publication for.the present.
Board of Trade Man at Head.
The special grand jury in Cookcoun
ty that will probe to the bottom of
Whiter abounding, atory-has as Its
foreman William H. Lake, a board of
trade man and corn dealer. The im
portance of the matters with which
the jurors may deal made the swearing
in procedure more impressive than us
ual. Judge Kersten in his instructions
laying particular emphasis on the leg
islative scandal, and winding up by
telling the Jurors:
"It is your duty to proceed without
fear or favor, bearing in mind always
that you should not Indict unless there
is complete evidence of " sufficient
weight to Justify you in 6uch action."
Thone Called I'poo.
The democratic assemblymen who
voted for Mr. Lorimer for senator and
who will be summoned one by one be
fore the grand jury, are as follows
Chicago Representatives Emanuel
M. Abrahams, Edward J. Forst, J. S.
Gcshkewich. George C. Hilton, Walter
A. Lantz. John J. McLaughlin, P. F.
Murray, John O'Neil, P. J. Sullivan.
John C. Werdell, Anton J. Cermak,
Peter F. Galllgan, John Grlffln, John
O. Truby, George E. McConnell, Ed
ward J. Murphy, Thomas J. O'Brien,
John J. Poulton, J. P. Walsh, F. J.
Chicago Senators John Broderlck,
Cyril R. Jr. dus. ,A1 F. Gorman, Ed
ward J. RaLi y.
Downstate Representatives J. W.
Allison. Essex; H. J. C. Bockemeyer,
Carlyle; Thomas F. Burns, Belvidere;
James H. Corcoran, Rockford; Martin
J. Dillon, Galena; Michael Faby, To
luca; Thomas N. Gorman, Peoria:
Michael S. Link. Mitchell; William J.
McGuIre, Kewanee; Thomas H. Riley,
Jollet; B. F. Staymates, Clinton;
Henry L. Wheelan, Rock Island;
George W. Alschuler. Aurora: William
C. Blair. Mount Vernon; Joseph 8.
Clark. Vandalia; I. H. DeWolf. Can
ton; Sidney B. Esoy. Benton; A. M.
Foster, Rushville; William A. Kannel
ly. Sterling; H. D. McCollum, Loulv
ville; James F. Morrip, Springfield ;
Henry A. Shephard, Jersey ville; Thom
as Tippit. Olney.
Downstate Senators Campbell S,
Hearn, Quincy; D. W. Holstlaw, Iuka.
Will De No Immnalty.
Springfield. III., May ?,. The Han-
garaon county grand jury, which con
vened yesterday, will not take up the
Investigation of the alleged legislat
ive bribery during the last general as
sembly in the election of lxrimer to
the United States senate until next
Monday, but at that time they w!i;
find the evidence ready for them.
State's Attorney Burke is emphatic In
his statements that neither White nor
anyone else will be shown any Immun
ity, and that everyone who can be con
nected with the bribery charges will
be i rosecuted. ' This week will bw
spent in routine Investigation of minor
Maa W rit tea Trlboaa.
Mr. Burke expects o hear from the
Chicago Tribune regarding the wit
nesses that can be furnished by the
Tribune to tell of the statements. He
has written to the Tribune requesting
the information. Subpoenas will be
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