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SIXTIETH YEAR. SO. 45.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1910.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Advice of Champ Clark
to Waterways Con
HOUSE IS CONVINCED
F. A. Delano Upholds a 9-Foot
Channel as More Practical
Than 14-Foot One.
Washington, Dec. 8. President
Taft and W. K. Kavanaugh, who
attacked the former during the
recent waterways convention at
St. Louis, met face to fae at the
White house today. The president
gave a respectful hearing to Kava
naugh as spokesman of the com
mitee, which called upon him to
present the resolution adopted at
St. Louis asking support for a 14
foot channel, from Chicago to New
Orleans, and then said:
"Mr. Kavanaugh, I was on the
bench long enough to learn that it
is the duty of a judge to listen to
the testimony of any man, no mat
ter how much he may have been
abusing the court at the corner
grocery." Following this '"retort
courteous" the president promised
to eive the matter his earnest con
sideration. Washington. Deo. s. That the house,
"practically every man in it." is in
favor of comprehensive and ;i'le(iia;o
legislation providing for tie- improve
ment of navigable waters of the I n Hod
States, and equally ready to Appro
priate money for carrying en the work,
was the declaration made to the rivers
and harbors congress today by Repre
sentative Champ Clark. i!e advised
the delegates to concentrate their mis
sionary efforts upon the senate and
Itnrnion In Sympathy.
Governor Harmon of Ohio exprcjscu
full sympathy with the cause of the
congress, to which he pledged support.
The waterways of the. country, he said,
were free from morionnly by virtue of
the constitution of the country and
they offered a solution for transporta
tion difficulties which the railroads de
clared they would soon be unable to
Blsby Explnin Work.
General Bixby explained the work of
the engineer corps and urged that sev
eral localities organize for the pur
pose of supplying general and specific
data for the use of their representa
tives in Washington.
Roads Should Aid.
Washington, Dec. 8. President De
lano of the Wabash railway, speaking
before the National Rivers and Har
bors congress today, declared the wa
terway question Is one of the most im
portant of the day, and urged railroad
men not to look upon it. solely from
the viewpoint of railroad men. nor the
shippers, from the shippers' standpoint
only, hut as tending to the general
rourlcfii feet Too Drrp.
Discussing a 14-foot channel for the
Mississippi. Delano did not consider it
wise unless the tributaries were also
deepened, arguing that if this were not
done deep draft vessels navigating the
Mississippi could not enter the tribu
a.ry streams. It would be found light
er vessels would carry the cargoes
through to their destination, depriving
the deep draft vessels of the haul.
Too Shallow for I.nkr Itonla.
Delano also looked unfavorably upon
a 14-foot channel lakcs-fo-tho-gulf, be
cause, he pointed out, most lake vest-els
draw 20 feet or more. He said he
thought the Mississippi and tributaries
could he maintained at a minimum
depth of six or nine feet at a much
less cort than digging the main chan
nel to a depth of 14 feet, and that it
would be greater general benefit.
LEAD OF TWENTY
London, Dec. 8. Election returns
this everting .tive the coalition parties
203 in parliament; and the unionists
DROPS DEAD OF
Chicago. Dec. 8. Attorney William
T. Underwood of counsel for Inspec
tor Edward McCann. the police officer
whose sentence to imprisonment for
accepting bribes was confirmed yes
terday by the supreme court, dropped
dead of heart disease at a railroad sta
Forecast Till 7 r. M. Krlday.
For Rock Island and Vicinity: Fair
tonight and Friday; slowly rising tem
perature; the lowest temperature to
night will be about 18 degrees.
Relative humidity, last night 02, this
morning 7S. Wind velocity, at 7 a.
m., o miles. Temperature at 7 a. m..
14. River stage, .S feet, a rise of .2
The northeastern low is passing
down the St. Lawrence valley and
attended by precipitation from the
eastern portion of the lake region to
New England. The northwestern bar
ometric depression remains central
over British Columbia and is causing
rains in Washington and Oregon and
a rise in temperature in the northern
i Rocky mountain sections and the up
j per Missouri valley. The area of high
! pressure and fair weather covers the
i territorv from the middle and south
j Atlantic and gulf coasts westward and j
I northwest ward to the Rocky mountain j
i region. The eastward movement of j
j the high and the approach of the north- j
western low will be attended by fair j
'weather in this vicinity tonight and j
I Friday, with slowly rising tempera-1
TeniperiUnro and lrociilatloii.
Following are observations taken at
various points today:
Lowest Highest Precip.
Temp. Temp, last 21
I.st Night. Vest.
Rock Island 1"
A Hani ic City . . .-''
, Host on IS
; Buffalo 22
1 ie uver 2T
1 .Jacksonville .... 1
; Kansas City . . . . It;
New Orleans ... . 10
New York city ...22
San Diego r, t
San Francisco . .2
St. 1-ouis 21
Sioux City 12
Washington. I). C. I 1
.!. M. SHKK1KU. Local Foreen
ACTnCNOMICAL EVENTS. i
(I-'rrmi noon today to noon tomorrow.
Sun sets -l:L':i. rises 7:l'0: moon sets 1
10:.",0 p. r.i.; ."?:1S a. m.. moon at great- i
est libration east.
Work of Day in Congress
Washing: ou. Dec. S. Following a r I
i llie proceedings, briefly told, of the)
rfwo house"! 'of T-oTigTrSyV'sTfTayT-rr:
SK TI". The r-p.rt ( the p.aHincr- I
' l"iit -hot In v"st iarn t ine committor.
'mMrit- linil'nsrs --:iri:ie the seen.-
irie: tho sron-lrn v !
.f the interim- if at! ch;jrct-s acam'l '
him. tin- minmitv eoml'Mnninsr him audi
, Ri-rw-i ."i n ta l i vo ' Ma-lism-. i -publ ra n.
also eori'lcmninc hie aetions, vap re- i
leoived vithmit lis ie-sion. Senator j
'itrovvn of Nebraska int t-'i'luccil a. hill i
: to prohibit any railre;nl from ae(:iii - j
iiir eotitrot of a i-otii pet our lino. a.tnl
Senator Smoot int rilm-eil two measure"
' lor Th" regulation of pnblie l.-iiirip.
' HOll-Tli" report of tho f.., ling'- r
: rim-lint in es: is.i t i o n ( oinm't too va I
, re ivel without ilisi 'sion. Pill"" on I
. tho ealenOar wot insider oil. The In-;
Lilian n pju I'pria t ion bill, currying '!'.- j
was i n t rol tn-eil. i
WORTH A BILLION
I ( Vn.i:v Itat i oh
iven Out State of Texas
j Is ISooming.
! Washington. Dec. S. The census
j bnre i.'i's figures on the agricultural
Stat;its of Michigan, were made pub
lic to lay, show the total number
i farm.; is 20t;,:;7f;, and value $S!)7.o57.
Iiioo. The total acreage is 1S,91 3.001.1
jaerci. of which J2.S19.oon acres are im-
proved. The average size of the farms
I is f2 r.eres with an average value of
i$tt". r,er acre. The value of farm build
ings Ins increased 75 percent, of im
plements 7M; farm land 45.
Washington. Dec. S. The population
of the state of Texas is 0, Sot;. .",42. ac-
cord ins to statistics of the thirteenth
census issued last night. This Is an
increase of 84 7,832, or 27.8 per cnt
over ,1018,710 in 1900. The increase
from iFftn to 1900 was SI 3,187 or 3C.4
MISSOURI MOB IS FOILED
Man Accused of Iluhheli Murder Ar
raigned at Night Session of Court.
St. Joseph, Mo., Dec. 8. Hez Rasco,
a farmhand, accused of the murder ot
four members of the Hubbell family
near Barnard, Mo., Nov. 20, was taken
to M.iryville. Mo., list night and ar
raigned before a magistrate before
daylight this morning. He waived pre
liminjry hearing and was immediate
ly returned to the St. Joseph jail.
General Johnstone Is Dead.
Tuscaloosa, Ala., Dec. 8. General
George X. Johnstone, one of the last
surviving members of the war between
the states, died at his home in this
city jesterday, aged 78 years. He was
born in Hillsboro, X. C. May 30, 1832,
and came to Alabama with his parents
in 1S34. At the outbreak of the war
he entered the 4th Alabama infantry
as a lieutenant and rose rapidly to be
a brigadier general. After the war he
practiced law. President Harrison ap
pointed him a member of the civil
servicj commission with Theodore
Library Has 1,793,158 Volumes.
Washington, Dec. S. The annual re
port of the librarian of congress shows
the total possessions of the library are
10S trintcd volumes.
ers Take Case to U.
SEEK AN INJUNCTION
Set Up Ground That Act Dis
criminates Against Them
and Is Invalid.
Washington. Dec. S. Several saloon
keepers at Marshalltown. Iowa, will
ask the supreme court, probably next
Monday, to issue a temporary order
I slaving the enforcement of the Iowa
liquor laws pending an appeal to the
'!'!: i'H ci iioient will pi'm oti
Mig;ar trut being vigorously u
coort 111 regard to their validity.
1 licit Rill in l..vn u:rt.
The liquor dealers filed a loll in the
federal court in Iowa for an injunction
j to prevent officials of Marshalltown
jfrom enforcing the laws. The injune
Mion was requested on the gr'v.inj the
'law discriminated against liquor le;il
i ers in v iolation of liie federal con-ti
The Iowa federal tour! dismissed the
bill and declined to continue the tem
porary injunction which had been is
sued until the appeal w the supremo
court could 1jc perfee'ed.
ABERNATHY QUITS HIS JOB
.Marshal Appo.ntcd l.y Kooevelt lh.es
.Not Mail to Hear Chares.
Washington, Dec. S. Jack Aberna -
thy, 1" r.i ted States marshal for Okla -
homa. an appointee of former Preti -
dent Roosevelt, came to Washington
yest uday and handed his resignation
to Attorney General Wiekersham.
Charges had been preferred against
the marshal, but he did not wait to
hear what they were. Abernathy
came east on a leave of absence to an- j
answer charges aga.inst him and called !
to see Attorney General Wiekersham
There was a great crush of eongres-1
sional callers and the marshal was j
kept vaiting all morning. j
After demanding seveTal times to j
see the attorney general. Abernathy j
got tired of waiting, wrote out a resig- j
nation, presented it to Frank Cole,:
Mr. Wickersham's private secretary,!
and 3talked out. iinghain. Twenty-nine passengers and
Later the marshal announced he I the Blackburn's crew of 27 took to
was going to Xew York, where he; three t-mall boats. One of the boats
would see Colonel Roosevelt. j containing 24 reached here today. The
i remaining two boatloads had not re
Plays With Matches; Dies. j porte.l this afternoon.
I-aPorte, Ind., Dec. S. Charles
Luker, son of Cal Euker of New- Car-;
lisle, got hold of some matches yes-1
terday and in the absence of his-
mother set fire to his clothing. He
was so badly burned that he died
within an hour.
"Tallest and Skinniest" Elk Dead.
Paducah, Ky., Dec. 8. John Por
teous, '-7 years old. who won the prize
for being the tallest and the "skin
niest" Elk at the national convention
at Denver iu 19o7, died of tuberculosis
yestc.ay. Porteous was C feet 7 inch
es tall. A "i;:l coiou was ordered
FUNERAL IS HELD
Obsequies of Mrs. Mary Baker
Eddy in Accord With Sim
plicity of Her Life.
TWO READERS OFFICIATE
Keniains Placed in Vault at .Mount
A u l)ti m 'cnietery to Await
Building of Mausoleum.
Bosvon, Dec. 8. With all the simplic
ity that characterized her life and that
of th-3 church she founded, the funeral
of the late Mrs. Mary Baker Eddy took
place t'cis morning. Services at the
Ches'-.iut hill home, attended by the
family, relatives, and officials of the
Christian Science church, were con
ducted by Judge Clifford P. Smith, first
reader of the mother church. He read
bible selections and correlative pas
sages from ''Science and Health." A
poen. ly Mrs. Kddy, "Mothers Eve
ning I rayer," was read by Mrs. Carol
Hoyt powers, second reader of the
Taken to Vault.
This concluded the house services
and :hc casket was then taken to the
ACTIVITY OF UNCLE
licar-oo and the jouitiev to the Mount 'gen.T.il and specfic denial of the dis-
Aub i:u remeter-y begun. At the remj tribuiion of a "jack-pot" among mem
etery .Pad go Smith read the 2:'.-d psalm jbers c;f the Illinois legislature in a
land the last verse in Puke. The cas -
was then taken within the vault
A :i;jard will
maus !eum has
chosen lor the
be maintained uiiiil a
been built 011 the p'ot
final resting place of
Nolhlnc for Itrlntl rn.
Postoti. Dee. S. ---That. Mrs. Mary
Baker Glover I'ddv. head of lite
christian Science church, left none
of her estate, estimated at $2,000.-
000, to relatives, was gathered from
a rrMnark lnatlo ,ast nif.ht ,,v Jmlge
niff)ru ,.. Smith, first reader of the
i niot her church, who said:
l "Mrs. Eddy's will is not to be read
! tomorrow as it contains absolutely
i nothing which would be of interest
to any member of her family."
AFTER A COLLISION
Si earners Collide on English Coast
ami Crews and Passengers Take
to Small ISoats.
'character of the evidence which has
Yarmouth, England, Dec. S. The;bceu presented and some of the scna
stea.ner Blackburn was sunk in col-'tors .-rc severely critical of the char
lision with a sieamer Rook off Sher-: Ilc,er .'.f son,e t,f tllfl w 'itnessea produc-
BIO SUM TAKEN
N EXPRESS SAFE
Minneapolis.. Min:i., Pec. S
thougtit to have contained $1
valuable merchandise disappeared
from the office of the Adams Express
compitpy, today. It was delivered at
the off.ee last night by one of the company'.-,
drivers,, but was not there this
Temper of Senate Com
mittee Points to "Vin
dication." WILSON'S DENIAL AIDS
Asserted That Character of the
Witnesses Against Him Dis
Washington, Dec. . Robert E. Wil
son jf Chicago was before the subcom
mittj3 of the senate committee on
privileges and elections investigating
the c ifrrges against Senator Larimer
for two hours yesterday, entering a
: bathroom at a St. I.ouis hotel.
cstiied that be went to St.
to consult with members of his
parly from the southern part of the
state regard "nig a banquet it was pro
. I'os '.I to tender l.ee O'.N'eil Browne.
The fr.et that certain members of the
. legisia; tire have testified that they -ceiveil
from Wilson a division of the
; "jack pot" did not shai-.r nim. He in
sist;"! that no money passed.
Oral Vrjiiinirnt Hnrroil.
All the members of the subcommit
tee vveie present and after the exam
ination of Wilson an executive session
vvas held, at which it was decided that
joral ii.gumeni by counsel, would not Vie
'heard. The testimony in the case will
!bc submitted to tho subcommittee in
printed form ou Monday, when an
, other meeting will he held.
I It io the expectation of Chairman
j Burrows that the committee will be
j ready to report to the senate before
; the. Christmas holidays. Should the
're-port be delayed beyond that time t
; will o.v brought in immediately after
the nate reassemble? .Ian. :;.
j The mem'.urs of the subcommittee,
who make up a majority of the full
icomnittee are disappointed with the
ca. 1 ne report ot the committee will,
according to the best information ob
tainable, be in favor of Mr. Larimer.
SAILS FOR FRANCE
S. Ships Quit Gravcseiul, England,
to (io to Itrest.
Gravesend, England. Dec. 8. The
third division of the Cnited States
Atlantic fleet. Rear Admiral Mur
dock commanding, sailed for Brest
(yesterday. Before the anchors were
hoisted the mayor and other civic
1 officials naid farewell visits to the
j 0ffjcrrs 0f tne ships.
One Fleet Goes to England.
Brest, France, Dec. S The fourth
division of the United States At
lantic fleet, under command of Cap
tain Howard. Bailed for Gravesend,
ln 17 tan a voatarilajr.
SYSTEM IS BAD
Secretary of Treasury Declares
In Annual Report It
ALL RESERVES DESTROYED
I'rges. Abolishing of Kcl Tae ami
I'se of llusiness Methods in
His Iepart incut.
Washington, Dec. S. Currency re
form; extension of the scope of the
national banking laws, in the event
of no immediate general change of
the monetary ey stern; civil service re
tirements; a customs service free from
"practical-' politics;, business-like
metacJs in the daily transactions of
the government and a general aboli
tion of red tape wherever it clogs the
wheels of the government's business,
are among the recommendations con
tained in the annual report of Franklin
MacVeagh, secretary of the treasury,
presented to congress today.
Savin of f lS.OOO.OOO.
The expenses of government In the
fiscal jear 1012, for which this session
of congress is asked to appropriate are
jesti.mtcd at $G30.44.0!::.12. The es
timate! expenditure on the Panama
canal tre given as $30.920,84 7.6ft, mak
ing a total of $GS7,414,SCO.S1. The es
timate, if carried out, represent net
savings of about $lS,ooo,ooo in the
executive departments as compared
with the appropriations for the cur
rent l scal year.
Receipts for 1912, Secretary Mac
Veagh estimates, will be $0SO,000.o00
which would leave an ordinary surplus
of around $r,o,ono,ooo. if the treasury
should continue to pay for the Pana
ma anal out of the cash drawer as at
present, such a surplus would be turn
ed to a defieit of $7,4 1 4.MWI.S1.
Secretary MacVeagh expresses the
hope that the monetary question will
come ifto congress detached from sec
tional or political considerations.
I'nnlr Hrrrdlntt Syntcni.
"() ir system can fairly be called a
j panic breeding system. he says.
; "whereas every other great national
jbaiik::g and currency system is panic
j prevent ing. As long as we continue
under cur present system we are liable
! to paries and the devastations of pan
jies reaih republicans and demoerata
iaud all parts of the country alike.
Panierj are no longer neeessary and no
j longer respectable. It is for the gov
ernnient to say whether we shall have
I panics in the future or not. It is a
a me'c matter of choice,
j "Wo have no system of reserves;
'our tanking sys-tem destroys them. It
; eonivntrates in New York what are
j pretended to be reserves and then
j forces the New York hanks to lend and
oli.nh them. Our system, instead or
up a reserve, destrojs it as
it inclines to accumulate."
j Would Tux lionila.
j In connection with his criticism of
I'he money system, one of Secretary
;.MarV?agh's most important recom
jmenditions concerns future issues of
i Panama bonds of w hich $29,00O,ooo
1 were -u thorized by the tariff act. The
secretary renews the recommenda
'tmns he made last year fur legislation
: to tax the new bonds at one and one
Ihalf ier cent, if used by national
(banks for circulation and intimates, as
i was f.nnouneed in news dispatches, a
, few days ago. that it might be more
j preferable to issue the new securities
(for i:;-.cstment purposes only at a rate
jof thrc-e per cent.
' As c check against the use of the
I bond a as the basis for a further intla
!tion .if the national bank currency, he
suggevts thar a circulation tax of even
I two y.cr cent would have the effect
jof making them unprofitable for banks
I I o u.-c for such a purpose and at the
sam time would make them attrac
tive to investors without injuring the
jtwo per cent bonds of which more then
I ?70ti. 000,000 are outstanding. Another
imoani of accomplishing the same end.
'the Fccrctary suggests, would bo for
j congress to authorize an issue of $.V).
000,1,00 or $10,000,000 of the banks at
i three per cent without the circulation
; Vlnkn Sjnteni IdI rrnnllonnt.
'. If 'here is no prospect of immediate
change in monetary svstem the secre
tary thinks the American National
ibanki.'.g system should be developed to
Ipeifot u an International function.
There is a clear need of banking fa-ciliti-s
in foreign countries where
there is American commerce, he says:
"We shall never he a full fledged
tomnieicial nation." he says, "unless
! we have merchant ships of our own
'and. foreign banks of our own. We
;shou d have banks at r. 11 ports that are
i impiei ant to our commerce."
The treasury's relations with the
business communities are unbusinern
llike, artificial and burdensome, the
! seereir-. ry declares and he recommends
I legislation to permit the payment of
i revii ;e to the government by certi
fied l.eck guarding the government;
! again. -t loss.
' Wealthy Lumberman Dead.
i Me.iominee. Wis., Dec. S. James
j Huff S tout, a wealthy lumberman and
! philanthropist, died today. Stout was
ia lea.ler in educational movements
'and a pioneer advocate of the manual
j training; system of education in tlu
Rii;e Faster Than It Dropped.
N'e v York. Dec. S. All grades of
refined susar advanced 20 cents a hun-
iiied iTinnfto tndav.
Cost the Republicans
OTHER SIDE $27,771
Senate Orders 30,000 Copies
of Ballinger Majority Re
REPUBLICANS SPENT BIG SUM.
Wifrhingtonr Dec, 8. The republi
can congressional committee received
$77,401. and disbursed $74,373. The
democratic committee received $27,790,
and t'isbursed $27,771 during the re
cent campaign, according to reports
filed today with the clerk of the house.
Onlci-K r.O.IMMI nploa.
Washington. Dee. S. Interest in
cong.-iFS yesterday centered .in the re
porting to both houses of the findings
of the special joint committee which
for e'even months has busied Itself
with '; charges made against Richard
A. Hi'linger, secretary of the Interior.
Three reports were filed. The sen
ate ordered 30,000 copies of the re
ports 1 rinted and no discussion In
either 1 ouse attended the introduction.
The teports leave the question Just
where it was when the inquiry start
ed. I IrM Supply Kill I".
The Indian appropriations bill was
the irst of the big supply bi'la to be
introduced. It carries $.lC.0,f)S3.
The introduction in the lower housq
of a resoliiticn providing for a con
stitutional amendment to enlarge the
powcra of congress In dealing with
monopolies was ignored.
Committer Job for Diiimii.
Washington, Dec. 8. Speaker
Cannon yesterday announced a num
ber of committee alignments "f
member, including both nw mem
bers and present members who suc
ceed to committee places made va
cant by deaths.
l.tawson of Iowa, republican, who
declined a reelection, was appointed
on the appropriations committee, tc
succeed Brownlow of Tennessee, who
died during the rcces".
TROLLEY CARS IN
REAR END COLLISION
liighK'cn Hurt oil Lines of the till
1 nois Ti action Company Near
1 Sprmpneld. 111.. IK-c. . a pafscn-
ger car on the Illinois Traction com
. pany's interurban today struck the
, rear of a freight train, east of Spring
'field. Because of pllpery rails th"
j motorman of the passenger car .)
i unable to sVp. Eighteen pa-songi r
i were injured, one. James T. I'pper
! grove of Chicago, seriously.
SHONTS JEWELS SEIZED
(inns S.nd to He allied tit :). OOd
; Hel.r hy Customs OMicials.
! Nt'v York. Dec. V Jewell y said tc,
be worth $L'o,ooO. the property of Mr.
'Theodore P. Shonts. of New York,
wife of the president of the Inicriior
;o.icii Papid Transit company, was ri
, tuined ly the customs oflb er yesler-
day : en Mts. Slum's ret tinted from
j Mr.;. Shouts did t.ot declare the jew
elry, explaining thit she obtained it
in Pa is in exchange lor old jewelry
on w'.irh duly was paid when thev
j were (u iginally imported. For that
reao.i she d ; not think the gem dut
iable. The listen:.-; inspectors are In
douot. and petidiu-; a de ision the
jewels were removed IO the apprni
XAR ACCIDENT IS FATAL
Mrs. l-'lorciici" Schoomakcr. Wife ol
Army (Kliccr. Dies at ChiccK".
Chicago. Dec. X. Mrs. Florence
Si hoomaker. whose son, f'leii l-t
Sehoomakif. is publisher of th
Get ca. 111.. Republican Journal, died
today i a hospitnl here from injvr-
ies received in street car accident
She was th.e widow of Lieutenant
i Michael Schoomakcr, !'. S. A.
TO KEEP WATCH
Washington. Dec. S. In view of
alarming reports of impending revo
lution in Honduras the navy depart
ment has ordered the cruiser, Ta
coiiin. to Puerto Ccrtcz, to protect
1 American intercuts.