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FIFTY-XIITTH YEAR. NO. 187.
MONDAY, MAY 23, 1910.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
vjj&esident Frees Oliver
Spitzer, Sugar Fraud
Coup by Government Catches
Secretary Heike, Now on
Trial Off His Guard.
New York, May 23. When the gov
ernment this morning opened the trial
of Secretary Heike of the American
Sugar Refining company, Prosecutor
Stimson called the government's first
witness, Oliver Spitzer, superintendent
of the Williamsburg docks, who some
months ago was convicted of under-
weighing and sentenced to two years
in the federal penitentiary at Atlanta.
Pardoned to Testify.
When Spitzer took the stand counsel
for the defense claimed that, under
ttte federal statute, Spitzer, as a con
ricted man, could not testify. A sen
cation was then created by the dec
laration in court Spitzer had been par
ioned by President Taft.
Spitzer went into details of the ma
nipulation of the scales to reduce the
actual weight of sugar, and told of a
system of signal lights used as a warn
ing to weighers when a government
official was approaching.
A PRISON TERM FOR
II. Tillotscn Released, IXowevcr,
Pending Appeal Mrs. Bar
clay's Trial Next.
Holtotmcan'.," May 23. Freeman
II. Tillotson, convicted here last
week for participating in kidnaping
Marian Bleakly, the St. Louis world's
fair incubator baby, from her moth
er, Mrs. Charlotte Bleakly at To
peka, Kan., last August, was sen--tenced
to an indeterminate term in
prison by Judge Rains today. Judge
Rains overruled a motion for a new
trial but released Tillotson on his
continuing his bond for 90 days pend
ing an appeal to the Kansas supreme
Mrs. James G. Barclay, foster
mother of the child, formerly of Mo
line, 111., for whom the girl was kid
naped and J. N. Gentry, who is al
leged to have assisted in the kidnap
ing are yet to be tried.
ON TRIAL FOR MURDER
Man Held for Death of Jane Adams
in Surf at Atlantic City.
Mays Landing, N. J., May 23.
Charged with ha.f!pg been responsible
for the death of Jane Adams, 18 years
old, at the miUton dollar pier at At
lantic City Feb. 4, the trial of William
Seyler was set for today. The disap
pearance of Jane Ad2ms and the find
ing of her body in the surf nine days
later was a sensation at the time in
this section of New Jersey.
TRAIL OF THE
Washington, May 23. The depart
ment of justice is investigating the
price of lumber in the United States
j with a view of determining whether or
not the so-called lumber trust may be
reached by the Sherman anti-trust law
on the ground it is a combination in
restraint of trade.
For some time officials have been
looking carefully into the charges
that the so-called trust controlled the
price of lumber and an agent had
been at work gathering information
for the use of the department. Ev
ery state, county and city, it is said,
has its lumber organization which of
ficials declare they believe sets the
price of the article, as well as restricts
the sale to particular individuals. The
EO-called combination, officials say, Is
one of the most formidable with
which the department has had to
That the cost of lumber is an im
portant consideration in the high cost
of living problem is the opinion of
those who have been looking into the
subject. The point Is made that the
inquiry now under way Is in line with
the policy of tbe department of jus
tice to investigate and prosecute com
binations alleged to be in restraint
of trade that enter into the high cost
of living without waiting for a deci
sion by the supreme court in the
Standard Oil and 'American Tobacco
Fair tonieht and Tuesday. Cooler
tonight, with frost in the lowlands.
Temperature at 7 a. m., 56. Max!
mum temperature in last 24 hours, 67;
minimum in 12 hours, 56. Velocity of
wind at 7 a. m., 8 miles per hour. Pre
cipitation, .07. Relative humidity, at
7 p. m. 85, at 7 a. m. 92.
(48 hour changes.)
St. Paul 3.5
Red Wing 2.3
Reed's Landing 2.6
La Crosse 3.4
Prairie du Chien 3.8
Le Claire 2.2
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 7:13, rises 4:31; moon sets
4:42 a. m.; 12:31 midnight, eastern
time, full moon in constellation Libra;
same hour, middle of total eclipse of
moon, visible in Africa, southwest Eu
rope. South America. North America
except Alaska and south Pacific ocean;
eastern time, moon enters penumbra
9:32 p. m., enters shadow 10:46; total
phase begins 12:09, ends 12:59; leaves
shadow 2:22; leaves penumbra 3:36;
magnitude of eclipse, 1.099, the moon's
diameter being 1; Halley's comet sets
10:23 d. m.
HALLEY'S COMET BULLETIN.
(Copyright, 1910, by Frederic Camp
bell.) May 23 Halley's comet sets today
at 10:28 p. m.; tomorrow at 10:34 p.
m. Sun sets 7:13. Comet's speed
today about 1,601 miles per minute.
Tonight's total eclipse of the moon
will commence one hour before the
comet sets, eastern time; two hours
before central time; three hours be
fore mountain tinu; four hours before
Pacific time. Comet 8 degrees south
of where the sun is July 21.
FOR TRACTION CO.
Company Operating West and North
Side Lines at Chicago In
volved. Chicago, May 23. Judge Grosscup
in the United States' "clrcuttrwrrt"t6-'
day appointed receivers for the Chi
cago Railway company which operates
the west and north side street car
lines. The receivership is believed to
be a mere legal move in connection
with the recent decision holding the
company liable for the bonds of the
moribund Consolidated Traction com
pany. The petition for receivers was
filed by the Westinghouse Electric &
Manufacturing company, which avers
the company owes it $69,549 for mach
inery. Henry A. Blair and John M.
Roach were named as receivers.
JUVENILE COURT SUCCESS
Conference of Charities and Corree
tions Urges Extensions.
St. Louis, Mo., May 21 Local pub
lic and private institutions of char
ity fnd correction were visited today
by .delegates to the national confer
ence of charities and corrections. Six
sectional and one general session of
the conference were held. Probation
oflice- from many cities in the sec
tional meeting on "Children" agreed
the juvenile court has been a sue
cess and its enlargement was urged
TAKE IT OUT OF POLITICS
Gist of Boutelle's Plea With Respect
to the Tariff.
Detroit, Mich., May 23. Removal of
the tariff from the domain of partisan
politics was urged by Representative
Henry S. Boutell in a speech delivered
here today at a luncheon given at the
Bankers' club. Mr. Boutell spoke In
support of the item in the sundry civil
appropriation bill appropriating $250,
000 for securing information bearing
upon the tariff and outlining the
change in the parliamentary procedure
In congress that must be made by a
joint rule before it will be possible to
make specific changes in the tariff.
Big Sum for Princeton.
Salem, Mass., May 23. -"By the will
of Isaac C. Wyman of Salem the bulk
of his estate estimated at nearly $10,
000,000 is left to the graduate school
of Princeton university.
Editors Urge Pardon for Walsh.
Chester, 111., May 23. The Southern
Illinois Editorial association Saturday
adopted a resolution urging a pardon
for John R. Walsh, former Chicago
Danish Cabinet Resigns.
Copenhagen, May 23. The cabinet
Atlantic City, N. J., May 23. The
high cost of living and another at
tempt to consolidate the two execu
tive boards of the church were sub
jects before the morning session of
the Presbyterian general assembly to
day. A report favored increase of
payments to disabled clergymen and
widows of clergymen. It was voted
unanimously to raise the endowment
fund to &Gu0O0sO00.
Wheat Delivered in Chi
cago by Train and
BEARS SMASH PRICES
Hold of Bulls Broken and May
Option Is Driven Down
Chicago, May 23. A determined
drive at prices in the wheat pit today,
led by a prominent Chicago house,
smashed quotations for the May option
4 cents to $1.06. Heavy selling by
foreigners through agents in this mar-
This is What
ket had much to do with the big slide
downward. Business, however, was
chiefly in September and other new
Opposes Albany Firm.
The Chicago firm so conspicuous on
the selling side today has been popu
larly believed to be opposed to an Al
bany, N. Y., speculator who was cred
ited with having a tight hold on the
bull side of the May deal here. The
Chicago firm adopted the unusual
course of bringing huge quantities of
wheat here from Duluth and settling
by delivering of grain rather than pay
the differences on prices fixed by com
paratively light transaction in the pit
Move Larp;e Quantities.
The stream of wheat by water front
north continued uninterrupted today,
although somewhat delayed by an ac
cident blocking the Neebish channel
dear Sault Ste. Marie.
PRICELESS RELICS BURNED
Science Department of University of
New Mexico Destroyed.
Albuquerque, N. M., May 23. Had
ley hall, the science department of the
University of New Mexico, was burned
today. The loss exceeds $100,000. A
famous Indian historical museum and
geological collection was destroyed.
The former was of almost priceless
value.. Crossed electric wires started
Thirty-five Hurt on Rail.
Rogers, Ark., May 23. A St. Louis
& San Francisco fast express was
wrecked near here today and 25 per
sons injured, three probably fatally.
Officials of the railway deny any one
CLARK'S ARRAIGNMENT OF TAFT;
LIVE GOSSIP FROM WASHINGTON
(Special Correspondence of The Argus.)
Washington, May 21. The Payne-
Aldrlch-Smoot tariff revision was up
ward! It was upward by approximately 1.71
It has already resulted in Increased
prices all along the line!
Thus did Champ Clark of Missouri,
leader of the democrats in the house
of representatives, today thunder his
reply to the speeches of President
Taft and other republican leaders who
LLats ai.tems.ted ta fpert ttu jiuhlic on
TARIFF LAW IS
Declaration of Champ Clark,
Minority Leader, in the
KEYNOTE FOR DEMOCRATS
Roundly Criticises President for- His
Defense of That Much Blamed
Washington, Jlay 23. Denouncing
the Payne-Aldrich tariff law as a
"transparent humbug," attacking the
tariff views of its author. Representa
tive Sereno Payne, republican, New
York, and vigorously; assailing Presi
dent Taft for his support of that law,
Representative Champ Clark of Mis
souri, leader of the democratic min
ority, Saturday delivered in the house
what Is regarded as the democratic
keynote speech of the' coming congres
sional campaign. r
Clv Facta and Flg-tirea.
Mr. Clark had prepared his address
with great care and spoke at length,
Congress is Expected to
giving facts and figures in support of
his contention that the tariff had not
been honestly revised and that the re
publican majority in congress had en
deavored to trick the people.
Mr. Clark also paid his respects in
cidentally to the $250,000 item in the
sundry civil appropriation bill for the
creation of a tarifT board. He said in
"During this debate we have wit
nessed a spectacle perhaps without
parallel in the annals of congress.
First, we heard the gentleman from
New York (Mr. Payne), chairman of
the ways and means committee and the
republican floor leader, make a vitri
olic attack on the speech of Hon. Jon
athan Prentiss Dolliver, a republican
senator from Iowa, recently delivered
(Continued on Page Eight.)
Berlin, May 23. A serious diplo
matic controversy is in progress be
tween the German government on one
side and Great Britain and Russia on
the other regarding the open door in
Persia. Germany, firmly protests
against the joint warning of the other
two powers to Persia not to grant rail
way concessions to the Germans. This
warning was delivered some weeks ago
nd a dispute arose, much as it did in
the difference between. Germany and
the assertion that the Payne-Aldrich
bill , "was the best tariff bill" ever
Mr. Clark's speech had been care
fully prepared. It was a complete and
effective answer to the countless bald
misrepresentations that have been
manufactured by the republicans, who
are desperately in need of campaign
material of any sort for use in the
approaching congressional elections.
The minority leader denounced the
proposed appropriation of $250,000 of
the people's money for the purpose of
onahHcr the reuhlicans to father data
DO NOT SIGN
Refuse to Take Part in
ON THE POSTAL BANK
Senate Goes on Record 'in Fa
vor of Two Battleships
Washington, May 23. About a dozen
insurgent republican members of the
house refused to sign a call for a party
caucus on the postal savings bank bill
for Wedneeday night. Among those
who refused to sign the call were Nor
ris and Hinshaw of Nebraska, Nelson,
Cooper and Lenrott of Wisconsin and
Haugen of Iowa.
Senate for Two Battleships.
Washington, May 23. The senate
took up the naval appropriation bill
immediately today and continued con
sideration of the Burton amendment
providing" one battleship instead of
two as provided for by the house.
The amendment was defeated, 26 to
Opposes 250,000 Item.
The house today took up the sundry
civil appropriation bill and Chairman
Tawney opposed a point of order pre
viously made by Fitzgerald of New
York against appropriating $250,000 for
a tariff board.
D0XEY TRIAL FOR
MURDER IS BEGUN
Alleged Bigamist and
Defense Will Ask
St. Louis, May 23. Mrs. Dora Doxey
who, with her husband, Dr. Loren B.
Doxey, is under indictment for the
murder of William .1. Erder, her former
husband, was placed on trial in Judge
McQuillen's court here today.
The state alleges that while still the
wife of Dr. Doxey the woman was mar
ried to Erder, and on April 26, 1909,
caused his death by poisoning in order
that she might obtain his life insurance
and personal property.
It is stated that Mrs. Doxey's de
fense will be that Erder was poisoned
through the use of patent medicines.
with which to prove that the new tariff
law is a God-send to the country.
He denounced the joker in the sugar
schedule. He deplored a condition
which permits the steel trust and other
monopolies to sell their manufactur
ed products cheaper to foreigners than
to Americans. In short, Mr. Clark's
speech will go down as one of the
great democratic keynotes of this ses
sion of congress.
"It is true." admitted Mr. Clark,
"that we reduced the duty on lumber,
tCaaUmifta ca Pa, Two.).
BURKE NOT IDLE
Sangamon State's Attorney Is
Still on Trail of Bribery in
INCLUDES LIQUOR QUESTION
Attempt to Pass Anti-Local Option
Legislation Will Be Inquired
Springfield, III., May 23. State's At
torney Burke expects revelations this
week before the Sangamon county
grand jury In the probe of alleged
legislative bribers. The furniture con
tract and local option legislation will
undergo close scrutiny.
The local option investigation opens
tomorrow, when James K. Shields,
president of the Illinois Anti-Saloon
league, and Ernest A. Scrogin, legis
lative superintendent of the league,
will appear before the grand Jury.
During the time the bill was before
the legislature, Mr. Scrogin kept a
diary of all conversations he had with
members in reference to the measure
and of other details. This diary Is
expected to prove of great value to the
Hear Other Side.
On Wednesday a number of persons
conected with the other side will be
called before the grand jury. Service
already has been secured upon the fol
lowing, the subpoenaes being returna
Michael J. McCarthy, treasurer' of
the Illinois Retail Liquor Dealers' as
sociation; Edward T. Fahey of the
United Societies, Charles Richter, Wa
bick and Adam Ortsfein of the Brew
ers' association, Anton McComick, sec
retary of the United Societies ; John C.
Werdell, chairman of the house license
committee; Nathan Cole, secretary of
the Merchants' and Manufacturers' as
sociation. SALT LAKE QUAKE
DOES SOME DAMAGE
Tremor, 30 Seconds in Duration,
Breaks, Wrecks and Tumbles
Salt Lake City, May 23. The Sun
day morning slumber of this city was
disturbed by a violent rocking of the
earth.whJclLjfrsfPfL npnaTTVjHy. flbguli
two seconds, althougn the seismograph
at the state university recorded a dis
turbance of 30 seconds.
The earthquake was quite sharp and
caused considerable damage to crock
ery, chimneys and old adobe houses.
The tremor was local, being confined
within a radius of 50 miles.
Slight damage is reported from the
towns of Bingham and Garfield. The
shock occurred at 7:2S a. m. and was
followed by two other shocks, one at
8:38 a- m. and the other at 11:24.
RECEIPTS IN FRAUD
Durant & Elmore, Grain Merchants,
Got Hundreds of Thousands
Albany. N. Y.. May 23. Through
alleged manipulation of warehouse
receipts Durant & Elmore, grain mer
chants with offices in Albany, Chi
cago, Buffalo and Boston, has he
me involved in a financial tangle
which promises sensational develop
ments. The National Commercial
bank of Albany holds the company's
paper for 5300,000. The First Na
tional bank has $77,500 and many
thousands more are said to have been
secured from out of town institu
tions. END OF MAN ONCE WEALTHY
Albert J Snell, Who Inherited Vast
Fortune, Dies in Poverty.
Chicago, May 23 Albert J. Snell,
son of the millionaire, Amos J. Snell,
whose murder here in 1SS8 created a
widespread sensation and who inher
ited a fortune from his father, was
found dead in bed at. a cheap rooming
house here today. He is said to have
set a fast pace while the money lasted.
Ho drifted steadily downward of late
ears and for several years made a
hand to mouth living on the docks. -
AT SUFFOCATES A CHILI
Found Lying Across Xeck of Infant
Which Was lsctt Asleep.
Chicago, May 23. The 9-montbs-old
Infant of Mrs. Anna Blakely was found
suffocated In bed here today presuma
bly by the household cat which pre
viously had been found lying across
the child's neck.
LOAN IS CLOSED
London, May 23. It is repdVted in
financial circles the Hankow-Sze-Chuen
railway loan agreement for $30,000,000
was finally concluded in Paris today.
The loan Is to be devoted ty the con
struction of a railroad from Hankow,
China, to Canton, and from Hankow
west to lehang, with an extension of
the line ultimately Into Sze-Chuen.
Great Britain, the United States, Ger
many and France perticlpa in financ-
JLbuc tha &ater.prise.
I nternational Sunday
School Conference Torn
by Race Question.
Barring of Blacks from Parade
Declared an Unchristian
Washington, May 23. All tl
wrinkles which were formed In the
world's Sunday school convention
when the color line was drawn on the
negro delegates were smoothed out to
day when Booker T. Washington wai
made a life member of the organiza
Washington, May 23. Discussion is
hot today in the world s Sunday school
convention over criticisms which some
British delegates publicly heaped upon
the Washington committee in the
churches yesterday for barring negro
delegates of the District of Columbia
from the parade last Friday. The in
cident has stirred up varied feelings
and it is not improbable the question
may be carried into the convention.
The delegates declared in addresses
delivered by them at several services
that the action of the local committee
In barring negroes was an unchistlan
action. They said that such a thing
wculd not have happened in England
where the negro can occupy positions
on an equality with his white brother.
An open letter has been addressed
by a committee of local negro minis
ters to the delegates attending con
ention fully exonerating the general
committee of the association of race
prejudice and placing the blame .en
tirely on the local committee, which
ha charge- of the -arracgemenia "tor '
Rlnt Conference at Work.
Today's work began with eight si
multaneous conferences in which the
teachers assembled in divisions and
discussed several branches of the work
they follow and then reassembled in
convention hall later, where, the re
sults and recommendations of the con
ferences were presented to the conven
tion and discussed.
Vnlque Plan to Rale Money.
Washington, May 23. President Taft.
Mrs. Taft, Theodore Roosevelt. King
George of England, President Diaz of
Mexico, and William J. Bryan were
made life members of the World Sun
day School association Saturday.
For each of those so honored $1,000
had to be subscribed and in the case
of Roosevelt the chairman of the con
vention by popular demand limited sub
scriptions to a dollar.
Canada delegates nominated Tart,
and pledged $100. There was a roar
of approval. The remaining $900 was
subscribed In a flash.
When a man In the center aiste
nominated Roosevelt the scene looked
like the republican national convention
scene when Roosevelt was nominated
for president. With the dollar limit
men went down the aisles and return
ed with a stack of bank notes befor
the hall was half covered.
Nominations of persons of less pub
lie renown continued until $C5,(K0 was
pledged for mission work.
TO BE TRIED IN
Chicago. 111.. May 23. Points
which will be raised by attorneys for
Lee O'Nell Browne, charged with
bribery in connection with the ele
tion of Senator Lorimer in seeking
to have quashed the indictment
against Browne, were given to State'
Attorney Wayman here today. Argu
ments on the motion to quash will
be heard by Judge McSurely tomor
row. The principal contention raised
is that the courts of neither Cook
county (Chicago) nor Sangamon
county (Springfield) have Jurisdic
tion and that the case should be han
dled by the federal authorities and
the congress of the United States.
Emperor William Leaves England. -
London, Mayx23. Emperor William
departed from London today. King
George accompanied his royal cousin
to the railway station and their part
ing was affectionate.
NOT IN HIS SEAT
Washington, May 23. Senator Lor!
mer of Illiitolg did not appear la tha
"Uiale today. ' .