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FIFTY-NINTH YEAR. NO. 175.
MONDAY, MAY 9, 1910. 1 EN PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
1 JoL JtLi
Accession of George V to
Throne of England
READ IN EVERY CITY
Funeral of Late King Edward
Will Be Held May 20
London, May 9. A proclamation an
nouncing the accession of King George
V. was publicly read at St, James pal
ace this morning. The ceremonies
were brilliant and Impressive, and took
place on the balcony of the friar court
at St. James palace In the presence of
the royal family, a notable gathering
of public men and great throngs.
Funeral to Be Held May SO.
Friday, May "20, has been definitely
fixed as the date of King Edward'
funeral. It was officially announced
at Buckingham palace at noon the
queen mother, Alexandra, was well
and bearing up bravely. This morning
rumors were current that in a parox
ysm of grief "the mother of the king
had broken a blood vessel and her
condition was serious.
Move Body 17th.
The body will be removed on the
17th from Buckingham palace to
Westminster hall, where it will lie
in state three days, thence being
taken on the evening of the third
day to Windsor for interment in St.
George's chapel the day following.
The body of the late monarch will
be borne on a gun carriage through
the streets of London to Paddington
station and again through the
streets of Windsor to the castle. The
procession will tre similar-to-that up
on the occasion of the funeral of
Queen Victoria "in 1901. Above the
casket will be placed the royal in
signia, crown, orb and scepter.
King- George to Ride Behind.
King George, mounted, will ride
immediately behind the casket, fol
lowed by the other male members
of the royal family, foreign mon
archs and special ambassadors. The
queen, queen mother and ladies of
the royal family will come next in
carriages. The remainder of the cor
tege will be made up of representa
tives of the army and navy, members
of the imperial household, and high
officers of state.
Am la Middle Agea.
Sharply at the stroke of 2 four her
alds arrayed in mediaeval uniforms of
scarlet heavily braided with gold
mounted the balcony of the friar court
at St. James palace where Queen Vic
toria presented herself to the people
upon the opening of her reign, and
blew a fanfare through their long sil
ver trumpets. In the precincts of the
palace were a great mass of people.
The balconies and roofs of the palace
were reserved for the'notables. all of
whom were in deepest mourning.
Notables In Foil Regalia.
Members of the royal household,
ministers and their wives and high
officers of state, all in brilliant uni
forms, were gathered around the court
General French, with his headquarters
staff in full dress uniform, stood sur
rounded by a. troop of horse guards.
From the windows of Marlborough
house Immediately opposite the chil
dren of King George watched the cere
Uncover In Rain.
The heralds, having concluded their
duties, Sir Alfred Scott.Gatty, with the
duke of Norfolk and two officers bear
ing the staves of office, stepped to the
front of the balcony and read the
proclamation, while the great throng
stood uncovered In the drizzling rain.
The people cheered the new king. The
band struck up "God Save tbe King,"
the anthem being followed by the
royal salute from a battery, the peo
ple taking up the refrain, "God Save
Royal Standard Raised.
Meanwhile the royal standard was
hoisted over Marlborough house indi
cating the king was in the royal resi
dence and flags upon public offices
throughout the city were raised to the
masthead. The royal standard on
Buckingham palace alone remained at
half mast. The flags will again be
lowered to half mast tomorrow.
American Ambassador Reid and the
embassy- staff and other notables, in
cluding J. Pierp'bnt Morgan, watched
the proceedings from the balcony.
Read In Other Plaeea.
The popular demonstration at an
end, Earl Marshall and attendants
proceeded to the ambassador's court,
whence they drove to Charing Cross
and thence to London to read the proc
lamation to the people at designated
points. The route to the city proper
was lined with 7,000 troops, while at
places at which the procession stopped
and repeated the ceremony troops and
Fair tonight and Tuesday; slightly
cooler tonight. . -
Temperature at 7 a. m., 55. Maxi
mum temperature in last 24 hours, 67;
minimum in 12 hours, 51. Velocity of
wind at 7 a. m., 5 miles per hour. Pre
cipitation, none. Relative humidity, at
7 p. m. 54, at 7 a. m. 74.
(48 hour changes.)
St. Paul 4.0 .1
Red Wing 2.5 .2
Reed's Landing 2.5 ..2
La Crosse 3.6 .2
Prairie du Chien 4.8 w-.l
Dubuque 5.7 .6
Clinton 5.8 .2
Le Claire 3.1 .2
Davenport 5.4 .3
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 7, rises 4:44; moon sets 8:02
p. m.; 7:01 a. m., moon in conjunction
with Mercury, passing from west to
east of the planet; 2:24 a. m.. Halley's
comet crosses Venus' path in retreat
tod a v.
HALLEY'S COMET BULLETIN.
Copyright, 1910, by Frederic Camp
bell. .May 9 Halley's comet rises today at
2:35 a. m.; tomorrow at 2:34 a, m. Sun
rises 4:44. Comet's speed today about
1,698 miles per minute. Comet crosses
Venus' path, retreating Into space.
horse guards were stationed. The
route was packed with people.
Proceed to Temple Bar.
Along the Strand the procession con
tinued through - lines of troops and
crowds of people to Temple Bar at the
boundary of the city, where the- lord
mayor, sheriffs, aldermen and officers
of the city of London in all their robes
of office awaited the coming of the
earl marshal. The""ceremony here was
of long duration and more elaborate.
The city of London to this day retain
ing its ancient privilege of barring the
entrance of the king's men to the
square mile inwhich its officers rule.
Ribbon, Not Barred Gate.
In place of the barred gates of the
olden times a red silken rope was
placed across the street and halted the
procession. Coming to a standstill the
trumpeters sounded three loud blasts,
announcing the approach of the officers
of arms"' The 'city inarsEall riding" for
ward, challenged the approach of the
procession with the cry, "Halt, who
The reply was, "The officer of arms
who demands entrance to the city to
proclaim his royal majesty's access
sion," came from the pursuivant.
Lord Mayor Clvea Permiaslon.
The lord mayor, having been inform
ed of the presence of the royal herald,
and having given his permission for
entrance to the city, the rouge dragon
stepped across the boundary and hand
ed the chief magistrate the privy coun
cil's order that the proclamation be
made. The throng that crowded the
street stood In silence watching the
Proclaims Kinier to City.
The lord mayor then alighted from
the carriage and read the proclamation
and declared that "Our high and
mighty Prince George has now become
our duly lawful and righteous liege
lord. George V."
These words with the cry, "God save
the king," were caught up by the
crowd and swelled to a mignty chorus
that filled the Strand and Fleet street.
Parade Ttarounb Street.
Thence the lord mayor, with his
majesty's heralds, moved through
the streets lined with double files of
troops toward the center of the city.
A vast crowd watched the passage
of the historic pageant through tbe
heart of :bo city. Tc-j rreat are
about the bank of England anJ Man
sion bci.'e was filled with a surging
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STILL AFTER THE "SNAKES
Secretary Ballinger Repeats Threat
Washington, May 9. Ballinger, who
was under cross examination In the
Ballinger - Pinchot inquiry Saturday,
served notice that if he continued as
the head of the department of the in
terior that there was going to be more
"snake killing" and that it would be
kept up until the last snake was dead.
He said that he wanted the loyal sup
port of every man in his department.
The examination was dull, concerning
much documentary evidence.
Danville, 111., May 9. Sheriff Hel
mlck and a force of deputies has gone
to raiTmount, 111., In response to a call
for help at the Caparls stone quarry,
where 500 struck this morning. The
situation among the miners at West-
vllle continues serious. Guards have
been shot at in the darkness, though
none was injured. Considering the
situation acute, the autnorities are
taking special precautions to protect
Gives Strong Testimony
for Doctor Accused
DENIES STATE'S DATA
Ate of ."Poisoned" Candy
Swope's Symptoms Not as
Claimed, She Says.
Kansas City, Mo., May 9. From the
Hps of Mrs. B. C. Hyde the jurors in
her husband's trial today heard the
story of the Swope tragedy. The sal
ient features of her testimony were:
Dr. Twyman adjusted the string
which stopped the flow of blood from
Hunton's body. .She did not request
her husband to stop the bleeding.
Did Not Hen ret Taking Dnt.
Colonel Swope never cried out on
his death bed that he wished he had
never taken the medicine Hydffg,y3
The millionaire's symptoms were en
tirely different from those described
by the nurses who testified for the
She ate of the candy which Hyde
gave the Swope children and it did
not make her ill.
She ordered filtered water taken to
the Swope house and the family is
how using it.
Wranfgle All Snjurday.
The attorneys in the Hyde trial spent
most of Saturday in wrangling over
depositions and the defense failed to
close its case as expected.
Taft Traveling Again.
Washington, ' May 9. President Taft
left at 10 this morning for New York
and Passaic, N. J. He will return to
Washington Tuesday morning.
HIT IN CONGRESS
Washington, May 9. A favorable
report was today ordered In the sen
ate committee on judiciary on the
resolution which has already passed
the house., authorizing Wisconsin,
Illinois, Indiana and Michigan to
enter Into a compact for the prose
cution of crimes on the lake. This
is aimed especially at gambling on
specially chartered boats.
SOME REAL LIVE GOSSIP FROM
THE CAPITAL OF THE NATION
(Special Correspondence of The Arg-ua.)
Washington, May 7. The democrats,
assisted by a handful of fighting pro
gressive republicans, have forced the
administration to abandon some of the
worst of the corporation-serving
clauses placed in the railroad regula
tion bill by Attorney General Wicker
Wickersham framed this bill after a
conference with six railroad presidents.
Wall street knew long In advance of
the public appearance of the bill that
it would be so drawn as to annul the
Sherman, anti-trust law. Railroad, kt-
TO BE GIVEN A
Representative Browne and
Wilson Promised Quick
Action by Wayman.
MORE WITNESSES HEARD
Senator Lorimer Denies Intention of
Resigning Till After Verdict
Chicago, May 9. State's Attorney
Wayman declared yesterday that Rep
resentatives Lee O'Neill Browne and
Robert E. Wilson, respectively, indict
ed for bribery, will be placed on trial
within 30 days. The Sangamon county
grand jury began its investigation of
the bribery charges in connection with
the election of Senator Lorimer today.
More Indictments Near.
It was promised by State's Attorney
Burke that there would be no clashing
of the two grand juries.
More indictments are said to be
among the prospects for this week in
the Chicago investigation. Several wit-
Lot Behind the Retailers',
nesse's whose Identity is not known,
but said to include state representa
tives who have not been mentioned in
the inquiry, will, according to the pros
ecutor, appear before the grand jury.
Mr. Wayman was in conference with
his assistants yesterday, laying plans,
it is said, to call possibly 10 more
members of the assembly as witnesses.
It is said 50 witnesses will be called
during the week before the Sangamon
county grand jury.
Lorimer to Lone Sratf
"Senator Lorimer will have to give
up his seat in the United States sen
ate," is a. remark dropped in various
quarters, as the net of evidence the
prosecutor has woven has become pub
lic Friends of the senator insisted that
he would hold on to his seat in the
senate to await the outcome of the
trials. The opinion prevails that
speedy action will be taken and that
the men accused will be placed in
court to defend themselves within 30
days. Asked if he contemplated re
signing his seat In the United States
senate. Senator Lorimer said:
"I have no such intention."
THREATS FOR FOREIGNERS
Chinese Posters Warn Destruction of
Christians May :s9.
Changsha, China, May 9. The
general foreign anxiety has greatly
increased here in consequence of the
appearance of a large number of
posters unsigned, demanding the de
struction of foreigners and Chris
tians and setting May 29 as the date
for a general anti-Manchu uprising.
terests bought and sold stock on the
strength of their advance information.
Had the railroad regulation bill be
come a law as prepared . by Wicker
shaw, it would have' practically de
stroyed all that has been accomplished
In the last 20 years to give the govern
ment some measure of control over
the railroads of the country.
No attorney general , of the United
States has ever been revealed in just
the position Mr. Wickersham now oc
Inetead of having drawn a. bill that
would tend to place greater safeguards
ahou tji n rjebtg 9I MjA neonle. of tha
Fifty Others Injured When
Powder Plant in On
CROWDS WATCH BLAZE
Disregard Warning and Are Hit
by Rocks When Flames
Ottawa, Ont., May 9. Ten persons
are dead and 50 injured as the result
of fire and explosion near Hull, Ont,
last evening which wrecked the plant
of the General Explosives company.
When the fire broke out a crowd
from a nearby baseball field swarmed
about the works and were caught in
the terrific blast which destroyed the
Hull is four miles from Ottawa, but
the blast could be heard distinctly
here, its force being so great that plate
glass windows in Ottawa were shat
tered. It is reported that 20 houses
in Hull were also damaged.
Crnahrd by Stones.
Most of those killed were crushed to
death by huge stones, some weighing
as much as 200 pounds, which were
hurled through the air by the awful
force of the explosion. Some of the
dead were badly mangled, in one case
the head of a boy being completely
severed from his body.
Warning of the danger came to the
onlookers in two minor explosions
soon after the fire got well under way.
A'shower of sparks and fragments of
the wrecked building fell among the
spectators and there was a scurrying
out of what was considered the danger
Stood Too Krar.
' Some men in the crowd, aware of the
possibilities of the danger when the
main magazine were reached, pleaded
with the crowd to go still farther back,
and many'of them heeded the warning.
Others, apparently enjoying the ele
ment of danger in the spectacle, stood
within 1,000 yards of the burning build
ings. They were kept on the qui vive
by detonations which sent showers of
burning brands in all directions.
Ruin Spread Mile and a Half.
When the baseball game broke up
the spectators and the players rushed
up to join the crowd at the fire. It
was then that the main magazine ex-
United States, as mignt naturally be
expected from a public officer who is
receiving a salary on the assumption
that he is giving such protection to
the people. Wickersham has been
charged on the floor of the senate with
having attempted to take from ' the
masses even such inadequate safe
guards as they now enjoy, while at the
same time giving the corporate Inter
ests the right to merge and do other
things that the Sherman law has for
bidden them from doing.
At the time of Wickersham's ap-
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ploded. There were two stunning de
tonations. Everything within a radius
of a mile and a half was torn and
shattered. Giant trees were snapped
off close to the earth and barns and
dwelling houses were converted into
The scene where the crowd from the
ball field stood, resembled a battle
field. Headless, ' armless and legless
bodies were lying about among scores
of unconscious forms. To the few who
retained a flicker of consciousness it
appeared as though over a hundred
had been killed.
Warren of Wyoming' Accused
of Illegally Fencing Pub-,
A BIG TRACT IS INVOLVED
Claimed Political Influences Have
Aided in Avoiding Earlier
Hearing of Complaint.
Washington, May 9. Sensational
and detailed charges of fraud and de
ception against the United States gov
ernment have been filed against Unit
ed States Senator Francis E. Warren
of Wyoming by A. S. Connelly of
Cheyenne, with the special joint con
gressional committee now Investigat
ing the Internal department and the
Specifically the charges against Sen
ator Warren are 6et forth as follows:
"1. That United States Senator
Francis E. Warren of Wyoming has
flagrantly violated the act of congress
prohibiting the fencing of government
"2. That a special agent of the In
terior department (Forbes), after hav
ing investigated the said violations and
reported them, was transferred to an
"3. That Hon. Ethan Allen Hitch
cock, as secretary of the interior, di
rected an Investigation of the viola
tions of law and reported the same to
the White house to President Roose
velt. "4. That Assistant Attorney General
Purdy, with the detailed report of the
violations before him, recommended
that no prosecution be brought, and
reasons given by him for advising
,aain.i)t prooff laaoni was--a .decision of
tbe United States supreme court, as
reported In volume 167, page 519.
'5. That Hon. James R. Garfield, as
secretary of the Interior, directed an
other investigation, and the report of
his special agent disclosed violations
of law by small areas being fenced in
by the Warren Live Stock company,
and that as given to the public, it was
6tated that Senator Warren was ex
onerated. "6. That Senator Warren deceived
army officers of high standing, includ
ing the then secretary of war, Hon.
William H. Taft, Chief of Staff Gen
eral J. Franklin Bell and Assistant
Quartermaster General George Rhulon,
and procured their endorsement to se
cure large appropriations for the en
largement of Fort D. A. Russell, near
With the charges are several exhib
its, consisting of copies of letters from
former Secretary of the Interior Hitch
cock to former President Roosevelt,
affidavits from government employes,
special agents and ex-officials, and
maps and charts.
Fenced In 5I.OOO Arrea.
In the bill of particulars setting
forth the charges, Mr. Connelly, wno
is also credited with being in the em
ploy of several western railroads,
states that the Warren Live Stock
company, of which Senator Warren
is the president, fenced in in Colorado
54,000 acres of public lands lands
which, tinder the act of congress fn
1875, were to be awarded to Colorado
upon the application of that Btate for
He states that Senator Warren fenc
ed these lands In some time prior to
1906. and that in 1906 several com
plaints were made to the then secre
tary of the interior, Ethan Allen Hitch
cock. TAFT ASKS AID
FOR COSTA RICA
Washington, May 9. President Taft,
as president of the American National
Red Cross society, today Issued an ap
peal for contributions for the earth
quake sufferers of Costa Rica.
Find 800 Bodies.
San Jose, Costa Rica, May 9. Up to
noon yesterday more than 800 bodies
had been taken from tbe ruins of tbe
houses which were overthrown In the
earthquake last Wednesday evening
The estimate of the dead placed the
number of 1,500, but It is possible that
this will be exceeded.. .
Large forces which have gone to
Cartago from San Jose and other points
are now engaged In the work of rescue,
and even yesterday several living per
sons were taken from under the piles
of stone and timbers where dwelling
houses once stood. J . .
President Taft Says Su
gar Investigation Would
Executive Now Quite Sure H(
Is Not, as Quoted, in Favor
of Central Bank.
Washington, May 9. President Tafl
sent a special message to tbe bouM
today in response to a resolution ask
ing him why he considered a congres
sional investigation of the sugai
frauds in the customs service inexpe
dient. His reason Is that "a congres
sional investigation at this time woulJ
embarrass the executive department
in the continuance and completion ol
the Investigation of the appraisers and
other offices of the customs service."
i Taft Not la Favor of Bank.
Washington, May 9. Although Pres
ident Taft was quoted In his Bostoc
address not long ago as being In favoi
of a central bank, it is learned that ha
is opposed to a central bank of issue
at the present time. To the scores ol
bankers who have been sending in
quiries. Secretary of the TreasurJ
MacVeagh has been authorized by th
president to make the following state
"Mr. Taft was misquoted In the re
ports of his Boston address. The pres
ident is not in favor of a central bank
at the present time and he has per
sonally requested me to advise you
that he is not."
WHEAT IS BETTER
THAN A YEAR AGO
Crop Reports Show Larger Acreage,
Also Rye Well Above 10
Washington, May 9. The averse
condition of winter wheat Mav 1. ac
cording to the department of agricul
ture, was 82.1 compared with 80.1
April 1, 83.5 a year ago and 86.7 th .
average for 10 years. The average
condition of rye was 91.3 compared
with 88.1 last year and 89.4 for 10
years. The area of winter wheat to be
harvested is 29.044,000 acres, 711,00(1
more than In 1909.
Robust Former President Suffer j
Slight Attack of Bronchitis and
Stockholm, May 9. Roosevelt left
for Berlin on a special train this morn
ing. During the night the formei
president had a little fever and todaj
his voice was husky, giving evidence
of a 6light attack of bronchitis. H
said, however, he was feeling well.
FIGHT THE TENDERLOIN
Brewers Aid fn. Crusade Against tin
Sale of Liquor in Reports.
Chicago, May 9. Thirty brewer
ies, including some of the largest ic
the country, have Joined with the
Chicago police in their crusade
against the selling of liquor in ten
derloin resorts. The brewers have
given Police Chief Steward a written
letter that they will assist In pre
venting the sale of intoxicating
liquors in all resorts In the city and
will not deliver beer to any resort
that has been placed under the ban.
Jenkins Attorney for Porto Rico.
Washington, May 9. The president
today nominated as United States at
torney for Porto Rico John J. Jenkins
of Wisconsin, former congressman
and former chairman of the house Ju
Policeman, Hero, Dies.
Philadelphia, May 9. Policeman
William Weiss died here yesterday
from Injuries received In saving
three children from death under the
hoofs of the horses In a chariot race
last Thursday night at a circus per
formance. ADDS TO NAVAL
Washington, May 9. The naval ap
propriation bill was reported to th
senate today. It carries $10,770.934,
compared with $127,929,003 carried by
tbe bill as it passed the house.
Resolutions expressing the regret ol
the senate at the death of King Ed
ward were adopted today, and the sen
ate adjourned as a further mark of respect.