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FIFTY-NINTH YEAR. NO. 278.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 1910. TEN PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS
AT ST. PAUL
Roosevelt Hero of the Na
IDEAS AGAIN GIVEN
Reiterates Argument Against
Permitting Waste Under.
, Corporate Control.
EC Paul, Minn-, Sept. 6. This is
Roosevelt day In the twi-cities. Roose
velt arrived in Minneapolis .at 7 this
morning and after taking breakfast,
was escorted to St. Paul, where he was
scheduled to make two addresses, one
before the National Conservation con
gress in the morning and one at the
state fair this afternoon. The party,
escorted by the St. Paul battery of the
national guard.-passed through crowds
of cheering people to the state capitol.
See Original Rooaevelt Club.
At the capitol Roosevelt was met by
the Original Roosevelt club and Span
ish War veterans, who escorted him
to St. Paul hotel, where Roosevelt had
a short reception for members of the
club, which bears his name. After a
brief rest, Roosevelt, with the same
escort, proceeded to the auditorium to
deliver Tils address before the conser
Hall la Filled.
St Paul, Minn., Sept. 6. The con
servation congress reconvened in the
Auditorium at 10:30. The hall was fill
ed to Its limit. Pending Roosevelt's ar
rival reports of committees were call
Roosevelt's speech was received with
the wildest applause. It was several
minutes after he arose to speak before
he could make himself heard so per
sistent did the throng cheer him.
Roosevelt In bis speech declared the
" recKleS3 and im'controlied'waste of the
past must be stopped. He declared
himself in favor of rigid steps to pre
serve the country's natural resources
for the benefit of the whole people, and
to check the power of monopolistic
corporations. A complimentary refer
ence to President Taft was received
with a cheer.
St Ira 'Em lTp Agraln.
, When Roosevelt came to that part
of his speech referring to the national
conservation commission he told of the
Introduction into the house "by a con
gressman from Minnesota," or an
amendment to the civil service bill
which, he said, was designed to end
the work of the commission. His re
cital of this story threw the crowd iato
an uproar. A man in the balcony
shouted: "Now, what do you think of
Wonld Have Ignored Law,
The colonel went on to say that the
matter came up just at the close of his
term. If he had remained president,
he said, he would have paid no atten
tion to this provision of the law, be-
" cause he believed It to be unconstitu
tional. This declaration was applaud-
. ed loudly.
The ex-president said: America's rep
utation for efficiency stands deservedly
high tLrou u.. We are
efficient probably to the full limit that
iany nation can nttain by the methods
(hitherto used. There is great reason to
!be proud of o"r achievements aud yet
jxto reason to believe that we cannot
lexcel our past. Through a practically
'unrestrained Individualism we have
'.reached a pitch of literally unexam
pled material prosperity, although tbe
distribution of this prosperity leaves
much to be desired from the standpoint
of Justice and fair dealing,
i But we have not only allowed the in
dividual a free hand, which was in the
ixnain right; we have also allowed great
corporations to act as though they
were individuals and to exercise the
rights of individnals. in addition to
using the vast combined power of
high org.ininntion and enormous
.wealth for rheir own advantage.
Caofie of Wi"(e.
' This devoioiiuiii or conorate ac
tion, it is true, is doubtless in large
part responsible for the gigantic de
velopment of our natural resources,
but It is not less responsible for waste,
destruction and monopoly on an equal
ly gigantic scr.le.
The method of reckless and uncon
trolled private use and waste has done
or us ail the good it ever can. and it
Is time to put" an end to it before It
does all the evil It easily may. We
have passed tbe time when heedless
waste and destruction and arrogant
monopoly ore ai;y longer permissible.
Henceforth we must seek national
efficiency by a new and a better way.
by tbe way of tbe orderly development
and use. ioupled with the preserva
tion of our natural resources, by mak
ing tbe most of what; we have for the
iie.ncflt M aiLefjus, Jastead. of leaving
Generally fair tonight and Wednes
day, not much change in temperature.
Temperature at 7 a. m., 63. Maxi
mum temperature In last 24 hours, 81;
minimum in 12 hours, 62. Velocity of
wind at 7 a. m., 7 miles per hour. Pre
cipitation, .10. Relative humidity at
7 p. m., 81; at 7 a, m., 80.
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
(72 Hour Changes.) .
St. Paul 9 --4
Red Wing .4 .0
Reed's Landing 5 2
La Crosse 7 .3
Prairie du Chien 9 .1
Dubuque 8 .2
Le Claire 5 .2
A slight rising tendency in the Mis
sissippi will prevail from below Du
buque to Muscatine.
. i .
(From noon today to noon tomorrow.)
Sun sets 6:20; sun rises 5:28; moon
sets 8 p. m.; moon's age. 3 days. Mer
cury possibly visible after sunset.
the sources of material prosperity open
to Indiscriminate exploitation.
These are some of the reasons why
it Is wise that we should abandon the
old point of view and why conserva
tion has become a patriotic duty.
one or tne greatest or our conserva
tion problems is the wise and prompt
development and use of the waterways
of this nation.
The Twin Cities, lying as they do at
the headwaters of the Mississippi, are
not upon the direct line of the pro
posed lakes to the gulf deep waterway.
Yet they are deeply interested In Its
prompt completion, as well as In the
deepening and regulation of the Mis
sissippi to the mouth of the Missouri
and to the gulf.
The project for a great trunk water
way, an arm of tbe sea, extending
from the gulf of Mexico to the great
lakes, should not be abandoned. The
lakes to the gulf deep waterway and
the development of tbe rivers which
flow into it should be pushed to com
pletion vigorously and without delay.
But we must recognize. at the outset
that there are eertain conditions with
out which tbe people cannot hope to
derive from it the benefits they have
a right to expect.
In nearly every river city from St.
Paul to the gulf the water front is con
trolled by the' railways. Nearly every
artificial waterway in the United
States, either directly or indirectly, is
under the same control.
It goes without saying that unless
the people prevent It-in -advance- tbe
rallways will attempt to take control
of our waterways as fast as they are
Improved and completed, nor would I
blame them If we, the people, are su
pine in the matter.
We must see to it that adequate
terminals are provided in every city
and town on every improved water
way, terminals open under reasonable
conditions to the use of every citizen
and rigidly protected against monopo
ly. And we must compel the railways
to co-operate with the waterways con
tinuously, effectively and under rea
Unless we do so the railway lines
will refuse to deliver freight to the
boat lines, either openly or by impos
ing prohibitory conditions, and the wa
terways once improved will do com
paratively little for the benefit of the
people vrb" rti hill
Tbe National Forest.
The po;..v u. ....i. states be
lieve in the complete and rounded de
velopment f Inland waterways for all
the useful purposes they can be made
to servel They helleve also in forest
protection and forest extension.
Tbe fight for our national forests in
the west h:;s been won. After a cam
paign in v hich the women of Min
nesota did work which should secure
to thorn the perpetual gratitude of their
state Minnesota won her national for
est and will keep It. but the fight to
create the southern Appalachian and1.
White mountain forests in the east Is
not yet ovci
The bill has passed the house and
will come before the senate for a vote
next February. The people of tbe
United States regardless of party or
section should stand solidly behind It
and see that their representatives do
If any proof were needed that forest
protection is a notional duty the recent
destruction of forests, in the west by
fire would supply It Even with the
aid of the army added to that of the
forest service the loss has been severe.
Without either it would ' have been
But the forest service does more
than protect the national forests
against fire. It makes them practically
and increasingly useful as well. Dur
ing the last year for which I have the
figures the national forests were used
by 22.000 cattlemen with their herds.
5,000 sheepmen with their flocks, 5,000
tlmbermen with their crews and 45.-
(Contlnued on Page "even.)
Chicago, Sept. 6. Application was
made of Municipal Judge BruggemeyeY
today for a, warrant, charging Charles
H. Polley, witness for the prosecution
in the Illinois Central graft case, with
obtaining $75,000 from the railroad by
a confidence game. The Judge refused
to issue the warrant, saying he first
wished to examine the witnesses in
President Says Workers
Do Not Need Espec
OUGHT NOT URGE THEM
Relies Upon Labor to Help in
Fight Against That Very
Sort of Thing.
Chicago, 111., . Sept. 6. Taft arrived
in Chicago at 8:30 en route to Beverly.
He resumed his journey at 10:30, after
having met a number of business men.
Give Labor Day Speech.
Minneapolis, Minn., Sept. 6. Pres-
THIS IS THE DAY THE BOGEY MAN GETS WILLIE
ldent Taft delivered an address ap
propriate to Labor day before an Im
mense crowd at the Minnesota state
fair yesterday afternoon. He re
viewed legislation in tbe interest of
the farmer and workingman, and de
fended his position in opposing the
exemption from prosecution under
the anti-trust law of workingmen en
gaged In a boycott, while advocating
the legalizing of limited traffic pool
ing agreements by railroads.
Do Not d Clans Ijeglnlatict.
The president's most notable utter
ance was that he knew of no Inten
tion on the part of the government
to prosecute labor leaders under the
anti-trust law. At the same time he
said he did not believe labor organi
zations should be exempted from such
prosecution by specific statute. He
declared that such a provision of law
would smack of class legislation. He
did not believe labor unions desired
or needed class legislation, and said
he counted on their help In prevent
ing such legislation.
President Taft started at night on
his return to Beverly by way of Chi
cago. MOISSANT REACHES
LONDON AT LAST
London, Sept. 6. John B. Moissant,
the Chicago aviator, reached Crystal
palace this evening, completing his
flight from Paris to London.
U.S. FACING $60,000,000 ANNUAL
DEFICIT DESPITE ROSY REPORTS
(Special Correspondence of The Argus.)
Washington, Sept. 4. Spending
nearly $200,000 a day more than it took
in, the government closed the month
of August with a deficit approximating
$5,000,000, which is indicative of a de
ficit of $60,000,000 for this fiscal year,
as against a deficit of $19,450,752.43 for
the last fiscal year. . ;
This deficit was due to two princi
First: The unparalleled extrava
gance of the standpat faction of the
republican party, which is In control
of the government.
Second: Failure of the Payne-Aid-
rich tariff law to produce sufficient
ALL SETTLED NOW
Miss Elkins and Duke of the
Abrnzzi to Wed Latter Part
BRIDE'S DOWER $5,000,000
She Will Become Catholic and Be
Created Countess of Teramo
Paris, Sept. 6. Miss Katherlne El
kins and Prince Luigl Amadeo of Sa
voy, the dnke of the 'Abruzzl. will be
married the latter part of next Feb
ruary, according to reports in dip
lomatic circles In Paris which seem
to be absolutely reliable.
These reports say that the last
obstacle to the wedding, the hostility
of tbe duchess of Aosta to Miss El
kins, has been overcome.
Miss Elkins, It is stated, will bring
to her royal husband, who numbers
among his ancestors King James I.
of England, a marriage portion of
$5,000,000 cash.. This is not consid
ered an extraordinary amount in
view of the rank of her prospective
husband and the . wealth of her fa-
ther. Senator Stephen B. Elkins of
She Will Bmhhuc a Catholic
It also Is announced that before
the wedding Miss Elkins will embrace
the Roman Catholic faith and that
preparations already have been com
pleted for her instruction In that re
ligion. Her preceptors will be Mgr.
Beccari, royal chaplain of the house
of Savoy, and Mgr. Bisletl, who is
well known in Europe as a close
friend and personal minister of Pope
Miss Elkins, according to those
who announce so positively that the
wedding has finally been agreed to
by the Italian royal family, will be
created Countess of Teramo, in hon
or of one of the largest towns in the
Abruzzi district, either shortly before
or shortly after official announce
ment of the betrothal is made.
Meet In Ten Da.
The duke of the Abruzzl Is expect
ed to meet Miss Elkins and her moth
er and brother in Paris within ten
days to make arrangements for the
formal presentation of the Elkins
family to the Italian royal house
hold. Rigdon Held Suicide.
Chicago, Sept. 6. The coroner's Jury
today returned a verdict of suicide in
the death of Charles W. Rigdon, who
was shot to death in a down town office
July 15, when Mrs. Amy Young was
shot and wounded.
revenue to meet the expenses of the
'Excess of expenditures over receipts
is not new in the history of the party
now in power. For three or four years
the government has been closing Its
books each night facing a big deficit In
the day's dusiness. But the average
American does not know it. While
there would be no Justification for
stating in this dispatch that the big
press associations mis-state the facts,
there is ample justification for saying
that the. facts are so stated that the
average man does not understand
them at their full meaning:
For instance, the statement of the
treasury Issued at tbe close of busi
IS ON TRIAL
Poison Said to Have Been
Used in Murder of
His Wife. '
Miss Leneve Will Be Prosecuted
Merely as Accessory After
----- the Fact,
London, Sept 6. At the opening to
day of the trial of Dr. Crlppen, charged
with the murder of his wife, Belle
Elmere, the prosecution announced
large quantities of poison had been
found In the woman's body and that
there were evidences she had been
subjected to an operation.
Ethel Clara Leneve, the doctor's
typist, was also arraigned today, but
the crown stated that It had been de
cided to confine the allegations against
the girl to being an accessory after the
Cnteaaroan Makea Deaial.
Chicago, 111., Sept. 6. Bruce Mil
ler, the East Chicago man, whom Dr.
Crippen named as an acquaintance In
America of Belle Elmore, Crlppen's
wife, today denied that he had ever
met Mrs. Crlppen in this country.
Miller also made emphatic denial of
any intimation or charge that he
might have held more than a pla
tonic friendship for Belle Ellmore
while In England.
Played on Same Stage.
He said he knew Belle Elmore In
London for six years, when both were
playing on the same stage. "She
worked hard and minded her own
business," he said, "and I never heard
a bit of gossip regarding her life un
til this case came up."
WHITE SLAVE ACT
Chicago, 111., Sept. 6. The first in
dictments under the "white slave
act," passed by the last congress,
were returned by a federal grand
ness Aug. 27 shows that the "excess of
ordinary disbursements over ordinary
receipts" for July and the first 27 days
of August, 1910, amounted to $14,431,
727.34, or an average deficit of $288,
634.54 for each banking day in that
period. The excess of "all disburse
ments over all receipts" was shown to
be much greater even than the. "ordi
nary" business deficit. No one could
possibly so understand the situation,
however, from the reports of the big
If a business firm should spend more
money than It took in, day after day,
week after week, month after month
(Continued on Fag Four.2
jury today against Nettle Jenkins, of
Houghton, Mich., and Ethel Culver
of Chicago. . They are charged with
conspiring to place five Chicago girls
In a resort at Houghton. The wo
men gave bail.
GALLED A LIAR
Publicly Accused by Hearer Af
ter Labor Day Speech
HELPS OUST HIS ACCUSER
Asked Who Pays His Expenses He
Says Magazine Is Footing Part
of the Bills.
Fargo, N. D-, Sept. 6. A man who
fought his way to Roosevelt and
called him a liar gave a bad scare
yesterday in the crowd at Island
park. Roosevelt seized the man and
helped to eject him from the plat
form. Colonel Roosevelt had Just
finished his Labor day address. There
then was a rush for the speaker's
stand by the thousands who sought
to see Roosevelt at short range.
A small, poorly dressed man hus
tled his way forward. He wore a
battered hat, and was unshaven. "I
have a question to ask you, Roose
velt," be shouted, and Roosevelt
watched him closely. Standing about
six feet from Roosevelt he called
Aaka Whe Foota the Bill.
The people on the stand grew si
lent, and Roosevelt faced him. Wav
ing one arm the man shouted: "I
want to know who is paying the ex
penses of this trip of yours about
The. question angered Roosevelt
and he advanced a step and shot
back the answer. "I consider that
an impudent question," he said.
"However, I have no objection to tell
ing you," he added. "The expenses
are partly being paid by the maga
zine of which I am one of the edi
tors." Grab Accuser.
"Ton He," the man shouted.
Roosevelt stepped forward quickly
and seized the man's arm Just above
the elbow. He explained later that
he did not know who the man was
or what his intentions were and that
be acted as a measure of self protec
tion. He pushed the arm forwardv:
turnijQj the man halt . around so that
he was powerless to use his arm. It
was only a trick of self defense which
he had learned years ago, the colonel
Seised by Two Men.
The man then shouted: "Your ex
penses are being paid by the people
of the United States." Before the
man had finished two men had seized
him. The colonel did not release his
grip until the stranger was moving
rapidly from the stand. He was
ejected from the platform and swal
lowed up In the crowd.
The Incident caused considerable
An effort was made to find the
man but all traces were lost.
TEN DOLLAR HOG RETURNS
Highest Price Since April Result of
Big Demand in the East.
Chicago, Sept. C.Ten-dollar hogs
were brought back, into circulation on
the Chicago markets yesterday after
an absence dating back to April 16.
To reach this figure has been the ambi
tion of salesmen for several days, but
the mark was no sooner attained than
It was eclipsed by the sale of two loads
of fahcy light offerings at $10.05.
Packers ad no hand In boosting val
ues up to this level, but their support
was not needed, as the demand from
eastern shippers and local speculators
was sufficient to furnish an outlet for
practically all of the fresh receipts of
24,000 head at an advance of 10 to 15
cents from Saturday's best figures.
Get Several Thousand Dollars From
Michigan Bank and Escape.
Riga. Mich., Sept 6. Cracksmen
blew the safe of the Farmers' & Mer
chants' bank this morning and secured
several thousand dollars. The explo
sion wrecked the front of the build
ing. The robbers escaped on a hand
car. No Arrests Yet.
The Moline police have not yet made
any arrests in the murder of Edward
Wyman, who was shot near his home
in that city Saturday night by two
WHO IS TARGET?
Indianapolis, ' Ind., Sept. 6. Former
Vice President Fairbanks today,
speaking to survivors of the Mexican
war, declared: "There is too much
hysteria abroad in the country," ana
that the watchword should be "Down
with the demagogue and up with the
patriot." Fairbanks declared there
are "Many counselors, and among
them many false prophets." He ex
pressed confidence In the rational judg?
ment of the American people.
Fighting for Renomination
at Wisconsin Primaries,
POLLS OPEN TILL LATE
Number of Other States Nomi
nating Election Being
Held in Vermont, 4
Milwaukee, Wis., Sept. 9. Pri
maries are being held throughout
Wisconsin today for the nomination
of United States senator, to make up
two state tickets, and to name con
gressional candidates. Chief inter
est centers In the outcome of tbe
vote for tbe nomination for United
States senator on the republican tick
et, whether the primary nomination
shall go to Robert M. LaFollette of
Madison, or to Samuel A. Cook of
Demoerata Tlava Tw
Congressman Charles II. Welsse of
the Ninth district and Burt Williams
of Ashland, are seeking the senator-'
ial nomination from the democrats.
The polls will not close in the larger
cities until 8 o'clock.
Burrowa Fate la Bala are.
Detroit, Mich., Sept. 6. Interest
In the primary elections of all politi
cal parties in Michigan today centers
In the two republican contests for
endorsement for United States sena
tor and for the nomination for gov
ernor. Senator Burrows Is seeking
reelection, and Representative Town
send of Jackson, is opposing him.
Lieutenant Governor Patrick H.
Kelley, Chase S. Osborn of 8ault-Ste-Marie,
and Amos S. Musselman of
Grand Rapids are candidates for tas
republican, nomination for governor.
New Haataahklra Makea Teat.
Concord, N. H., Sept. 6. Tbe first
effort to test the direct primary meth
od of selecting candidates for all state
offices is being tried by both republi
cans and democrats in New Hampshire
today. The principal contest was for
the republican nomination for gover
nor between Colonel Bertram E. Ellis
of Keene, and Robert P. Bass of Peter-
election la Vermaat.
White River Junction, Vt., Sept. 6.
Vermont is today voting on the choice
of governor, other state officers, con
gressmen and members of the legisla
ture. GERMAN OFFICER
SPY IN ENGLAND
Caught Sketching Fortifications at
Portsmouth He Is Placed Un
Portsmouth, England, Sept. 6. A
German army officer, arrested yester
day while engaged In sketching forti
fications here. Is still detained at Fort
Purbrook. The man's name Is sup
posed to be Elmer and he is connecteu
with the construction division -of the
German land forces. Documents
found upon the alleged spy are said to
include the sketching of forts all along
the hills. The papers have been d.
patched to the war officer.
BRITISH ENTER PROTEST
Formal Objection Filel to Regula
tions Governing Imports.
London, Sept. 6. The British for
eign office today instructed Ambassa
dor Bryce at Washington to formally
protest against certain conditions
imposed upon English exports refer
red to in a circular recently sent
United States consuls here and on
the continent and to endeavor to have
the objectionable regulations modi
fied. Belgian Alliance Perfected.
At a meeting at South Bend, Ind.,
yesterday the Belgian-American Na
tional alliance, an organization which
grew from a gathering recently held In
Moline, was perfected. Edward Coryn
and A. C. Vandervennet, both of Moline,
were elected president and treasurer
respective.y. Th headquarters of the
alliance will be at Moline. The next
national convention will be held In
FINAL PLEAS MADE
IN BROWNE CASE
Chicago, Sept. 6. Final pleas for the
defendant in the Browne bribery trial
were made today by Attorneys Erb
stein and O'Donnell. A bitter denun
ciation of State's Attorney Wnyman
marked the addresses by counsel for