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FIFTY-NINTH YEAR. NO. 212.
TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 1910. TEN PAGES.
TRICE TWO CENTS.
Taft Will be Unable
See Son Graduate
7 BANK BILL IN PERIL
Regular Senators Get Off Res
ervation and Are Called
"Washington, June 21. On receiving
Information from the senate today that
a filibuster was proposed there by
some insurgents against the postal
BavingB bank bill President Taft de
cided to abandon hl3 projected visit
to New Haven, where he expected to
see his son graduate from Yale to
morrow. "If It Takti AU Summer."
The president said he would remain
In Washington to look after legislation
and that he would stay here all sum
mer If necessary to get the postal bank
measure through in satisfactory form.
It is his desire that the house bill be
adopted by the senate without amend
ment. Early today .he sent for several
recalcitrant senators and had a long
and earnest talk with them. The presi
dent is said to be thoroughly aroused
over the situation.
Several "Off R enervation."
Several so-called "regulars" in the
senate, it was said today, had been
discovered eff the reservation in the
final roundup on the postal savings
bank bill. This phase of the situation
has particularly annoyed the president.
Reports which reached the White
house this morning were to the effect
that, while the president was at Xew
Haven tomorrow, it was the intention
of the senators to so amend the postal
savings bank bill as to kill any chance
of its passage by congress this session.
As soon as the president learned of
this plan he directed Secretary Norton
to cancel his trip to the Yale com
mencement and also to send for 'the
senate leaders. The president was in
a fighting humor all morning and call
ers at the White house declared he
was very forcible in his references to
The president for more than a year
had looked forward to this New Haven
trip, which was abandoned today. He
said some time ago he would allow
nothing to interfere with his seeing
his oldest son graduate from Yale.
Cut to One Day.
At first the president proposed
spending three days at New Haven.
The legislative situation last week
was such, however, he ordered the trip
curtailed to one day. It was proposed
to leave Washington tonight and re
turn Thursday morning. New develop
ments in the senate, however, and the
danger to the postal savings bank bill
apparently took all thought of New
Haven out of the president's mind.
The progress of the bill through con
gress has been fought every inch of
the way. Powerful interests seemed
at work against this measure.
1'renldent Is "Next."
The president is said to understand
thi3 feature thoroughly. He believes
he will be able to cope with it or at
any rate let the country know by what
subterfuges certain senators are seek
ing to justify their opposition to .the
Two Sonrcc. of Oppoaltlon.
Opposition to the postal bank bill
comes first from the country bankers
of the middle west, and they have been
bombarding their senators and repre
sentatives with letters and telegrams
ever since the bill first came up. The
second source of opposition is from
the surety bond group or guaranty
companies. These companies want an
amendment requiring banks to give
indemnity bonds for postal deposits.
The president is strongly opposed to
any such proposition and has let his
views on the subject be known in an
Washington, June 21. The senate
rejected, 24 to 34, an amendment to
the postal savings bank bill to strike
out the house provision for the with
drawal of funds from banks for the
purpose of converting them into gov
Add to nnlldlnir Rill.
Among the new appropriations in
the amended public buildings bill re
potted to the senate today are: Rob
inson, 111., $20,000; Lincoln, Neb.,
200.000; Delavan, Wis., $62,500.
Deficiency BUI Pasaed.
Washington, June 2 1. The' gener
al deficiency bill the last of be reg
ular supply measures to receive the
approval of both houses, passed the
fnate today. It carries nearly $8,-
Moody Retirement Bill Vp to Taft.
Washington, June 21. The house
Generally fair and continued warm
weather tonight and Wednesday.
Temperature at 7 a. m., 70. Maxi
mum temperature In last 24 hours, 89;
minimum in 12 hours, 63. Precipita
tion, none. Velocity of wind at 7 a.
m., 5 miles per hour. Relative humid
ity, at 7 p. m. 42, at 7 a. m, 71.
St. Paul 2.0 .0
Red Wing 9.0 .1
Reed's Landing '. 9.0 .0
La Crosse . . . 2.0 .1
Prairie du Chlen 2.2 .1
Dubuque 2.5 .1
Clinton 2.6 .1
Le Claire 1.1 .0
Davenport 2.4 , .2
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 7:30. rises 4:23; In Farls, sets
S:04. rises 3:5G; in St. Petersburg, sets
9:14, rises 2:46; moon sets 3:4S a. m.;
2:40 a. m.. summer solstice; sun far
thest north and highest; days longest;
summer begins and will last 93 days
14 hours 42 minutes; planet Mercury
visible; Ilalley's comet distant 93,000,
000 miles, same as earth's distance
Work of Day in Congress
Washington, June 21. Following is
a summary of the proceedings of the
two houses of congress yesterday
taken from the official records:
SEXATR The senate adopted the res
oultion directing: the committee on
privileges and elections to investigate
the churpes of bribery in connection
with the election of Senator Lorimer.
Senator Carter's motion to concur in
Hie house amendments to the postal
savinjrs bank bill was considered, but
not disposed of. Senntor Kailey started
a filibuster against the bill increasing
the, enjrineer corps of the army. Sena
tor Borah delivered an extended speech
on the west's attitude toward conserva
tion. HOl'SK A commmisston to consider
means for the promotion of Interna
tional peace was provided for by a res
olution passed by the house. Anions
raanv other measures passed were bills
providing- for the retirement of Justice
Moody of the United States supremo
court" on full pay; requiring all ocean
E:oiner vessels leaving ports of the Unit
ed States and carrying more than 50
passenger to be equipped for wireless
telegraphy; and providing for a com
mission to attend the centennial anni
versary of the Republic of Mexico.
Moody was passed by the senate.
A bill allowing homesteaders to
leave their claims until water is
available was passed by the house
last night. The privilege is confin
ed to bonafide entrymen.
Instead of reaching a vote on the
acceptance of the house postal sav
ings bank bill, as had been confident
ly expected, the senate apparently
last night was farther from that con
summation than when it convened.
Late In the day, and following
speeches in opposition to the house
measure. Senator Dacon offered in
amendment striking out the provision
regulating the investment of depos
its in government bonds, and the mo
tion was pending when the senate
The principal speech in opposition
to the house bill was made by Sena
tor Cummins, who contended that
that measure was a radical reversal
of the senate bill. He urged a con
ference instead of a concurrence.
Dank I.ott to lie Amended.
To protect minority stockholders
of national banks from "freeze outs"
the house yesterday passed a bill to
amend the law regarding the corpor
ate existence of the banks. Upn
chaitcr renewals stockholders have
siigl"tly changed the names of the
institutions, liquidated the old banks
by turning them over bodily to. the
new cues and continued practically
the same business at the same place.
Iht minority stockholders thus lose
the value of the good will of the b js
incss as expressed in the stock mar
ket value and receive only its book
value. It appeared to be the opinion
in the house that while it might be
desirable to have shares owned by
estates transferred to active inter
ests it would be fairer to purchase
the stock than to freeze out in the
way now sometimes practiced.
ST. PAUL SEES
HOTTEST DAY IN
47 YEARS; IS 98
St. Paul, Minn., June 21. According
to the records of the local weather
forecaster today was the hottest day
In 47 years, the temperature late this
afternoon being 98 degrees.
RIVER BILL IS UNSIGNED
President Makes Statement Thor
ough Investigation Is 'Necessary.
Washington, June 21. President
Taft is still holding up the river and
harbor bill, which has been on his
desk ready for signing for several
days. The 10 days in which to act
upon the measure expire Saturday
next. Mr. Taft wants to make a thor
ough 'study of the bill before giving
it his approval. He has been too
busy with other matters to do this
up to the present tima.
Governor of Nevada Will
Let Big Fight Go on,
UNLESS IT IS FAKE
Rickard Promises Reno the Go
if Certain Conditions Are
Met at Once.
Reno, Nev., June 21. Rickard this
afternoon decided to award the Jeffries-Johnson
fight to Reno.
Ogden, Utah, June 21. Governor
Dlckerson of Nevada, in Ogden today,
The Xew Treaty Between the
declared he would not Interfere with
the Jeffries-Johnson fight.
Stop It If n I'nkf.
When seen by a representative of
the Associated Tress today the gov
ernor said the laws of Nevada licensed
prize fighting and that, therefore, the
executive of that state was without
authority to stop the big fight.
"Though if there is any evidence of
a fake fight," said Governor Dickerson,
"I shall stop it, but I am convinced
the contest is on its merits. Be cer
tain to qualify that statement as to the
Term Offered to Reno.
Reno, Nev., June 21. If Reno raises
funds to construct a suitable arena
with a seating capacity of 25,000 peo
ple, pays the $1,000 license fee and
furnishes a site the battle "will be held
here. Rickard practically assured this
city of the contest if it meets the stip
ulations at a meeting late last night.
There is no doubt the money, which
will amount to about $17,000, will be
Promoter filve t"p.
San Francisco, June 21. To all ap
pearances the fight promoters have
surrendered completely, so far as Cali
fornia is concerned. Rickard, Gleason,
Blot and Lesser, promoters in San
rrancisco, ana tne JX)s Angeles pro
moters have ceased all talk of contest
ing the mandate of Governor Giilett
in the courts. The governor has is
sued orders to stop the bouts sched
uled for the present month in Los An-
SUGAR TRUST, ALLY OF G.O. P., WSLL
(Special Correspondence of The Argus.)
Washington, June 19. Congress i3
closing without having permitted a
congressional investigation of the
More than SO bills and resolutions
providing for probes of the sugar ti ust
were smothered in committee.
The . ilure of congress to permit
the brl .ging out of facts in connection
with iAe misdeeds of this great law
defying corporation is largely due to
the position taken by President Taft.
President Taft, in two messages to
y Con-OUCAWS, wvtd. that tkm trust ha not
geles, Shasta and Kern counties. The
latter includes the Attell-Moran 10-
round affair down for next Friday In
No Fight Left In Them.
The last vestige of the proposed op
position to Gillett's position has seem
ingly died away and the fighting fra
ternity apparently has concluded that
the game Is dead In California, during
Gillett'a term, at least
PIRACY ON THE
Kidnaping of Game Warden by
Law Breaking Fisherm;.i
CRAFT HAD BEEN SEIZED
Hoarding Officer IiOcked in Hold and
Placed on Island After an E.
Lansing, Mich., June 21. State
Game Warden Pierce said today an
agent of his department would be sent
rnitert States and .la pan Will Ite a Far
to Marinette, Wis., to seek the arrest
of the crew of the tug Eleanor, said to
be the boat on which Deputy Game
Warden IV! tit was carried away.
Kent Like Kl.-tli.n.
Marinette, Wis., June 21. A story
of regular Robert Ixmis Stevenson ad
ventures, involving the kidnaping of a
Michigan deputy game warden by a
Wisconsin fishing tug he had captur
ed, and his marooning on a desolate
island was related here last night by
C. H. Petit, the hero of the narrative,
as he fumed and raged at the trick of
which he had been the victim.
Deputy Warden Petit was made a
prisoner, he Fays, by men whom he
had been seeking for months as poach
ers in Michigan waters. Their tug
calls Green Bay, Wis., its home port,
but its name has not been given out,
the Michigan officer asserting that he
will still take the alleged poaching
craft and have his revenge. '
Slnrt Hunt for I'ooehera.
Petit, on the Michigan fishing tug
Chase S. Osborn, started out Saturday
with Eddy, another deputy game war
den, to hunt down several Wisconsin
fishing vessels suspected of illegal op
erations in Michigan waters. The Os
born soon found the Wisconsin boat
that was the scene of part of Petit's
subsequent adventures. ,
"You're our prize," chorused the
Michigan deputies. Petit went aboard
the vessel with a line. He proceeded
to investigate the cargo of the fishing
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investigated. Yet no harm could come
to the sugar trust through an investi
gation unless an inquiry showed that
it had violated the law.
Attorney General Wickersham also
deserves credit for side-tracking the
proposed investigation. Mr. Wicker
sham opposed the idea because of fear
that the sugar trust magnates might
secure "immunity" through a congres
sional probe! Yet the sugar trust
magnates are in reality receiving this
immunity because of the failure of
congress to investigate.
Onsht to Take' Xote.
Before the public proceeds to forget
about comrress and the sugar trust, it
Ohio Centra! Committee
Fails .to Endorse for
AS BRYAN HAD URGED
Minnesota Republicans Say
Tariff Act Has Redeemed
Dayton, Ohio, June 21. The feat
ure of the democratic state-conven-
tion which met here this afternoon
at 3 o'clock will be a resolution. en
dorsing Governor Harmon for the
presidential nomination. Another
Reaching One. News Item.
feature will be the proposed endorse
ment of a candidate for senator as
urged by Bryan, but opposed by Har
mon. The state central committee de
feated the senatorial endorsement
proposition urged by Bryan.
Mfnneaota Kndornea Taft.
St. Paul, Minn.. June 21. The repub
lican state convention organized this
morning with Mayor Keller temporary
chairman. The committees were se
lected and the convention adjourned
until this afternoon.
The resolutions will unqualifiedly
endorse the Taft administration, ap
prove the principle of protection to
tbe extent of the difference of cost
and production here and abroad, ap
proves of the Payne-Aldrich tariff
law so far as the pledge of the party
platform has been redeemed and ap
prove the tariff commission.
' Eherhart Again Named.
The following nominations were
For governor Adolph O. Eberhart.
Attorney general George T. Simp
son. Secretary of state Julius Schmahl.
Member of board of railroad and
warehouse commission Charles F. Sta
ples. IS MINISTER TO PANAMA
President Appoints Thomas C. Daw
son of Iowa to Succeed Reynolds.
Washington, June 28 The presi-
ought to make a mental" note of this
That Mr. Wickersham, together w ith
Henry W. Taft. the president's
brother, was formerly a member of the
law firm of Strong & Cadwallader.
This is a New York firm which makes
it a business to show big corporations
how to protect themselves.
That for legal services rendered the
sugar trust Henry W. Taft received
$26,750, which he turned over to the
firm of Strong & Cadwallader.
That just before accepting a cabinet
position under President Taft Mr.
(Continued on Page Six.)
dent nominated Thomas C. Dawson of
Council Bluffs, Iowa, as chief of the
division of Latin-American affairs to
be minister to Panama. R. S. Rey
nolds of Hltt, 111., minister to Panama
to be minister to Venezuela. Henry
L. Jones of Wisconsin was transferred
from Constantinople to the Latin
American division to the department
TOURISTS IN TEXAS;
MAKE RUN TO DALLAS
All Together for Invasion of the
Lone Star State Fine Seen
erjr In Ozarks.
Texarkana, Ark., June 21. The Glid-
den tourists crossed into Texas short
ly after day break this morning. They
will reach Dallas tonight.
Worn out after a long ride from Hot
Springs, the tourists arrived here last
night. Yesterday's run was 138 miles
and the tourists stopped at noontime
at Prescott Dai H. Lewis, official
leader, arrived here first, nearly two
hours ahead of the other cars. He left
Hot Springs at daybreak. There were
no laggards, the long rest at the
springs allowing those far behind to
Although the day was hot and
murky, the contestants found plenty
of amusement from the Ozark moun
tains and the fair roads. The scenery
was the best encountered to date and
helped while away the. time.
PROTEST TO SPAIN
Anti-Clerical Measures and Extension
of Public School System Are
Madrid, June 21. The Central Cath
olic association, has sent to Premier
Canaleas a voluminous protest against
the recent decree authorizing, edifices
of non-Catholic religious societies to
display insignia for pubic worship and
against other anti-clerical measures, in
cluding those regulating religious or
ders. The protest sets forth declara
tions that the extension of the public
school system Is contrary to allegiance
of the state and the aspirations of an
immense majority of the Spanish peo
ple. It is pointed out that the number
of religious orders in Spain is less than
in Belgium, England and Germany, and
dwells especally upon the liberty which
religious orders enjoy in America.
PERU WITHDRAWS TROOPS
Suggestions of Mediators in Dispute
With Ecuador Are Accepted.
Lima. Peru. June 21. Peru has ac-
cepted the suggestions of the mediators
in the dispute between Peru and Ecua
dor over the boundary line and recall
ed 15,000 volunteers mobilized on the
GOVERNORS IN KENTUCKY
Annual Meeting Will He Held
Frankfort and Louisville.
Frankfort, Ky., June 21. The na
tional conference of governors, in
augurated as a regular annual event
during the Roosevelt administration,
will be held this year at Frankfort
and Louisville Nov. 29.10. President
Taft and ex-President Roosevelt prob
ably will attend.
WOULD UNSEAT DEMOCRAT
House Committee Acts in Contest in
Fifth Virginia District.
Washington, June 21. The house
committee on elections today voted to
unseat Edward W. Sai:nders. demo
crat, of the Hfth Virginia district, and
gave the seat to J. M. Parsons, repub
lican, who contested Saunders' elec
WHEAT GOES UP
ABOVE SI MARK
Minneapolis, June in tne ; aa Mates Attorney wayman was
wildest w heat market witnessed for ' examining Miss Catharine Woods, a
many years prices advanced nearly j St. Louis stenographer. Attorney
five cents in a few minutes today. O'Donnell for the defense interrupted.
September wheat which closed Sat- j "Sit down, I tell you." shouted Mr.
urday at 94, and had sold yesterday i Wayman to Mr.. O'Donnell.
at 97 1-S today went on a wild rush' "i don't have to sit down for you
to 102. Tbe pit was packed withjWb? do you think you are? Do you
frantic, perspiring brokers filling or- think you own this court room?"
ders to buy. that came in from the roared Mr O'Donnell, who was finally
country on every side. There was
no rain last night and the temper
ature was high everywhere.
C lilraKO Seen It lite.
Chicago, June 21. Reports of con
tinued drought in the northwest caused
a renewal of yesterday's excitement in
the wheat pit of the Chicago board of
trade. September opened at 957z97'.i,
compared with yesterday's close of
94. Later there was a reaction to
96 3-8, but another rally put the price
At the close September wheat was
97 7-R'3 9S cents.
I pnnrd Movement at Kfn York.
New York, June 21. There was a
sharp upward movement In wheat
today, prices gaining 2 to 2 bush
els on very active buying on contin
uous dry weather in the northwest.
Des Moines. Iowa. June 21. The
Iowa crop bulletin, issued today, states
rain is badly needed in eastern and
extreme western counties of Iowa.
Corn has improved and oats are in
exceptionally good conditions.
PUT TO CASE
Browne's. Attorneys Rest
After Engaging in a
MUCH HEAT IS SHOWN
Accused Minority Leader anc
Other Leading Witnesses
Are Not Called.
Chicago, June 21. An abrupt an
nouncement was made this afternoon
that the defense rested In the Brown
case. The action followed a dispute
among Browne's attorneys, one of
whom alleged having been overruled
by the trial Judge in an unwarranted
Ioda:ed the Stand.
Contrary to expectation the defend-,
ant did not take the witness stand In
his own behalf to deny the charges
that he had paid $1,000 to Representa
tive Charles White to vote for Sena
tor Lorimer. The latter, it had been
reported at one time, would also be a
witness, but he did not appear at all
during the trial.
Oaleabr MlMklnic, Too.
Lieutenant . Governor Oglesby had
been summoned to testify today, but
the defense changed that plan without
explanation and clewed unceremonious
ly after a character witness had left
Only two witnesses were examined in
rebuttal. The defense offered none In
sur-rebuttal. Wayman began the ar-
Miow Ilolh In Hotel.
Chicago, June 21. The books of
the Briggs house showing White and
Browne met there last June wher.
White alleges he received the great
er part of the money for voting for
Lorimer were introduced In the
Browne trial today.
l'e .T f'hnrarfer WlfneMea.
Fighting each step of the way and
taxing their ingenuity in their en
deavors to discredit Representative
I Charles A. White and exalt Lee O'Neil
Browne in the ryes of the jury, law
yers for the defense placed nearly 30
character witnesses on the stand yes
terday. The strain and heat of the day in
Judge McSurely's eourt room told on
counsel for both sides. Clashes wero
freqpcnt, and three limes during the
afternoon session spectators were
brought to their feet by dramatic in
cidents in which judge, lawyers and
witnesses acted a part. A majority
of the character witnesses for the de
fense were from Ottawa, 111., Browne's
home town. Prominent among these
were Rev. Father Thomas II. Keatinp.
Marengo Lf land, president of the First
National bank of Ottawa; Henry
Mayer, postmaster: Alfred Schock
vice president of the National bank.
ad T. J. Neriney, capitalist.
Speaka to Juror.
As Father Keating supped down
from the witness stand he walked in
side of the jury railing instead of
using the passage outside the lawyers'
Judge McSurely precipitated a fen
sa l inn by suddenly hurling this qii.--.-s-tion
at Father Keating:
"Did you talk to one of the jurors
"Yes." replied the priest. "I just
said that i 1 1 i js is the tlrst time I havi
ever been In a court room."
"W ell, it was very improper for you
to say anything at all," declared Judge
MrSurely. "We'll drop the matter, al
though it is agnin.et all court rules."
(nrnf) ;r Harm,
forced by the court to refrain from
further like interruptions.
Attorney Forrest of the defense,
aroused some interest near the close
of the day's session of court by an
nouncing lhat he had the name of a
rich Chicago man who aided Repre
sentative White to get up his hlstc-y
and confession of alleged legislative
No American Assassinated.
Washington. June 21. A consular
dispatch from Vera Cruz, Mexico, to
the state department today stated fhc
rumor that Norman lawler, an Ameri
can was assassinated there was untrue
IS AUTO VICTIM
Omaha, Neb., June 21. William
Krug. vice president and genera;
manager of the Krug Brewing com
pany, was killed in an automobil