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SIXTIETH YEAR. NO. 51.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13, 1910. TEX PAGES.
PRICE TWO CEXTS.
LOWER HOUSE I
IS UNABLE TO
So Congress is Denied!
Report From Secretary
TAFT GIVES ORDERS
Js an Official Admission of the
Weakness of Our National
"Washington, Dec. 15.---President Taft i
today directed Secretary Dickinson to
withhold from congress entirely hiS'
report on rational defense made in an-;
Ewer to a resolution passed by the
house. The refusal by the house to
receive the report in confidence was
the cause of the president s action.
I Vnl Hark.
Washington, p. C-. Dee. 1.".. A s-n-
national report from th war depart
ment showing that the country is inade
quately protected against invasion from
foreign governments was sent io the
bouse yesterday a .secret document
and. after a number of conferences
and hurried telephone messages, was
returned to the war department on the
ground the house could not receive a
With ;ni members of that body Hie
contents of the report wo', id stand a
chance of leaking out to the public
immediately, u. the opinion of these
who conferred on the subject when the
remote contingency of a secret session
of the house was mentioned.
W ml'i I i.'il. ntin Kcpi'i-I.
Members of .-on gross who saw tl.e
document before its wir!id"awa! say
the report of Secretary Dickinson
points out that the country is wholh
unprepared; that ihore is a wo. f i in
adequacy of men. of guns and of am
munition; that the ::rmy should he re
organized and that a council of nation
al defense, witha s?c re t a ry of wa r at
its head, should be created by con
The report of General Wood, which
was marked "confidential." dealt with,
these matters and gave official admis
sion to matter that are more or less
common knowledge among army and
navy experts in this country and
abroad. In fail, tho real significance
of the document is that it make official
admissions of conditions already well
known among army and navy officers
in this country' and abroad.
f'nitnnn Rule Itrpnrt Out.
After looking into the precedents
the speaker concluded that, there was
no warrant for the reception of the re
port as a confidential communication.
Therefore he returned it to Secretary
Iickinson, with a polite letter, calling
attention to the rules of the house
which require all ordinary eecutie
communications to be printed.
A recognition of the force of the
word 'confidential marked upon the
document would Involve its reference
to a secret session which, the speaker
said, would be a procedure unprece-
cienren iorneativ a. ivo no aun iu:-i
.1 , c 1 . . .. .1 ! . 1
Ttrr.ht.hlv result at once in bringing ;
rrr-qfpr de-ree of nublicitv for :
the matter than were it handled in theithat Mexican troops ruthlessly bayon-
ordinary course. Tiierefore he return
ed the matter to the secretary for such
disposition as he saw fit to make of it,
having in mind the language of the
original resolution calling for the in
formation. Wood Startle Tfrar-ri..
General Wood in his testimony he
fore the house military committee yes
terday furnished some of the most in
teresting information ever given be
fore that body. He discussed the
Tvhole subject of national defenses,
told where the w-.mk points lay and
laid particular emphasis on tin. possi
bility of attack from the orient. He Old
not give vent to any alaimist views,
as to dancer of immediate invasion,
inn talked confidentially of the need,
as a prudent and effective act, to take
immediate action to guard against any
possible trouble from Japan or China.
Could Take foaat Mates.
Representative McLachlan of Cali
fornia, the author of the resolution
which brought about the official expo
sition of the weakness of the military
defenses, said: I
"A foreign country could land 200.- i
oon troops on the Pacific coast in H;kard
days, and the only intimation of trou-jber
hie would be their mowing up oi . i:e t i
. . . . . . f .1 ' T
mountain passes, thus preventing j nyjpoeted to be able to do without the I
communication with the east. In the ,
three states west of the Rocky moun- i
tains California. Oregon and Wash-
ington we have :;.00u regular troops
and 5.000 state militiamen. The best j
military authorities say it would tako j
cars to dislodge foreign troops if they :
i vc secured a l-iotboli i.nder these j
conditions and that it would cost tb.ji
I'nited States a billion dollars.'' '
Miss Gould a Baroness.
London. England. Dec. 13. The
marriage is announced of Lord
Deciea and Miss Vivian Gould, sec
ond daughter of Geyrgc J. Could
! For Rook Island and Vicinity: Fair
! tonight and Friday; cooler tonight,
I t-;tVi tho lnwpst temperature about 20
to 25 degrees.
Temperature at 7 a. m., 31.
Velocity of wind at 7 a. m , 0 miles
Relative humidity, at 7 p. m. 49, at
7 a. m. S7.
Snow in the eastern portion of the
i lake region and northern New England
has continued to attend the northeast
ern low which has moved eastward to
. Maine. Rain in the gulf districts is
; -.t iil resulting from the relatively low
I pressures in the extreme soiflwest.
I Another low is appearing over Alberta
' and rain is occurring on the north Pa
! cific ' roast. Generally fair weather
: elsewhere accompanies the high pres- !
! Mires which prevail from the Rocky
.mountain sections to the south Atlan
: tic coast, though the barometers
I throughout the southeast are consider
; atiy lower than on yesterday morn-
big. owing to the eastward movement
: of the Rocky mountain high, fair
' weather is indicated for this vicinity
j tonight r.nd Friday, with cooler to-
Fiuffalo ... ,
iowest Highest Precip.
Temp. Temp, last 21 i
Lst Night. Vest. hrs. in. i
..."1 -IS .ort
. . . r. i r,.; .ivi
. . i rtf, .oo i
. . . 2i 52 .00 j
...41 5S .00 I
...ru r.2 .oo !
...5; "f; .oo I
v . . 2S .nil !
...4 1 7t .oo j
. . . .".2 70 .oo ;
i . . 4 56 .0" j
...;: 4 .oo i
...22 it .ok ;
. . .:: 2 on ,'
. . . lit IS ."O '
I ) !i vor ... .
New York c
Phoenix . . .
San Diego . .
St. Louis .
St. Paul . .
J. M. SHCRIFR, Local Forecaster.
(From noon today to noon tomorrow.) i
Sun sets 4 ;."". rises 7:14; moon sets
7:.".:" n. m.; 2:57 s. m.. eastern time. ,
full moon in constellation Tnuru:
highest full moon for the year at the
time wh"n the sun. being opposite, is j
lowest. PL-met Venus, brightest of all
stars, reappearing in west after sun-
Work of Day jn Congress
Washington. Dec. 15. Following are i
the proceedings, briefly told, of the!
two houses of congress yesterday;
SEMTK In th fnat" practically
th" --dire tine was tHkPti up l-y Sons-t-r
Ktis'ow of Katis;i whose opposition
t'i tho French spo i;i t i ii -!;inis incl-.nl-cit
in tin' -:iiniliis l.iim lull ni( veni-
.I fii' jm-isii-' -if th:it ni'-asur".
HOI M-: '.Vhnt for tin hour threat-Midi
h r-ii. wal o the hitter tithr on flic
rnle niark-il the opening of the husi
ii'ss of tljo iiotisf- w hrn -'pp-isit in
vf-lopeil t" the tnkiner tip of the bin for
the eorliflent ion and revision of the laws
r latiiiK to the j url ieia ry. Speaker I'an
Tlon (leeline.l to rule on Whether th-
ho-is-- eoiihl tnke up a meaiire from the
c rih'miar whieli it dsn up for considera
tion on the previous i-al n-lar on Wed
i:cHdav. 't he house voted and by lj to
1 d-eidi d to tnke up tno Pill.
Norhin About It, JM
u-,ri,;(.. n, i- . :
" " ' 'iIU";man law never broiieht before The i
j-nii ei.ip.id tud u ueuips
etted captives in the province of Chi
huahua, as reported in yesterday's dis
patches. On the othor hand. Madero,
representative of the revolutionists,;"1
said they had received riisnatches .on-!
firming the Associated Press reports
of the killing of wounded prisoners by l
Congressman Cook Dead. !
Philadelphia, Pa . Dec. 15. CongTess- i
man Jo l Cook of 1'hiladelphia died !
IS ROBBED IN
THE HOLY LAND
Chicago, Dec. 15. A party of 11
Chicago tourists, reported robbed in
t,ie I,ol' Land, left here Sr-pt. 7 in
charge of Rev. V. R. Miller, a Dun
Miller has conducted a num-!
through the Holy
I .,1 4 1 . T .
,tioi. ami miou.. nieuus mere ex-
assistance or the regular tourist
companies. .Miller carried most of
the funds of the party in the shape
of travelers' checks, which will be
of no value to the robbers.
Washington. Dec. 15. Brigadier
General funston, at present com
manding the army service school at
Fort Leavenworth, Kan., was today
! transferred to the command of the
department of Ltv.on in the
Department of Justice W:
Next Tackle Electri
BIGGEST JOB OF KIND
Suit Will Be Filed Against One
of the Many Branches of
Washington, Dc. 15. The govern
nj i .,;
-fore New Year's
ment's attack on the
al trust will begin before
day unless present plans are changed.
On a certain date being kept a se-
ISy jinU, iliat's ilu-
cret between now and the beginning . whom died shortly after being taken
of 1911, a bi!l in equity against one ! out.
section of the combine will be lib-d in . 'i account of the gaseous condition
some United S;ate court east of t!ie,"f 'ho mine the rescue wot k had to be
Mississippi river. i
r. . I
sputes Then will begin what the department j chio mmo forcmaili r,n(1', Rowland, the latter to accept an offer of a Lamar of Georgia as supreme court
, of justice considers the mammoth . Charles Williams. Jesse Ritchie, : per cent increase over :h obi scale, justices was recommended by the com-tnist-bust
ing suit or its history and , Charles Whiraker. John Bodan. Arch VVhon the original conference was niittee.
one which involves a test of the Slier-:
government's" case will depend larce-!
ly upon the interpretation of the pat-i
soon to be filed will be
t MP-Hinst Olio of thp IS; r.v ll ili-icir.nc
uu t"n,uu,p- ,Nnun H."eMI' !
SalorB or lup nepartmem or justice re- ,
ort havinK foun(l doing business under
a ?PnpraI hea(i- AI th? commodities
'n ,np nso electricity have been di-
vided in group?, the investigators say.
anfl a11 of them are controlled by a
PuWicity n nufinron Aid.
j Washington, Dec. 15. Attorney Gon-
eral Wickersham, in discussing yester-
day his crusade against bucket shops.
I advocated publicity for legitimate cor
porations as an assurance of prosper
ity and expressed favor to a properly
framed federal incorporation law.
MAYOR IS OFFERED BIG
BRIBE FOR PROTECTION
Martin of Tulsa, Okla., Tendered
S3. TOO a Month by biigiior ami j
Tulsa, Okla.. Dec. 15. Mayor L.. J.
Martin said the leaders of he liquor
land gambling element had offered him
J.'J.TOO a month for protection. in I
reply he said he would lead future
raids in person.
IN COLORADO MINE
Denver, Col.. Dec. 15. Ten men
were imprisoned by an explosion to
day in a coal" mine at Ley den, n miles'
west lof Denver. There is but smi'llj
chance of their beit'g rescue I I
Brown Sold for $500,000.
New York, Dec. 15. It is reported inj
baseball circles the St. Imis America,! 1
i league club has b" - 1 IU for half ;i
ENATE TO HEAR
Washington, Dec. 15. The sen
ate subcommittee which investigat
ed the circumstances surrounding
the election of Senator Lorimer of
Illinois, met today and went over
its report for the exoneration of
Lorimer. The subcommittee's report
will be made to the full committee
on privileges and elections probably
TWELVE MEN LOST
LIVES IN MINE
Jvxplosion t Norton, Va., Loss Ser
ious Than Hart liccn He
ported. Norton. Va.. Dec. is. As a result of
i an explosion in the mtne of the Bond'
' . ,
i Coal company- at. brppnp, six miles I
j q herc j.ost,rrlay 12 .men hav i
lost their lives. Thirteen were in the of the interstate commerce commls
mine and only two escaped, one of sion, to act as mediators in the wage
BIG ENOUGH FOR ALL
liijji;os ( liriv mas tivo on
s,,1l,Pi''- Tho nam
dead, all taken out
of nitio of th-
are: .lames Bar -
row man ciiTinrinton.loi.1. tr,'li;. DW.Itli oiKrinnr.rs fnllnn-url 1 U w,r,--1 ,.f
l-os,' an'' ,,,:n Ki'hie. John Ritchie
and Charles Rosenbatim were rescue.!
ind Charles Rosonbaum were rescued
a,M p- n'" t"ine siiccnmned to his in-
j'"'"f's- Kosenhaum's injuries are slight
and lie is able to walk. Tho explosion
came without a mom. tit's warning, and
believed to hae been caused by
ot gas set off by
The same mine had
a similar explosion three years ago in
which six men were killed.
SAY THE LAW IS VALID
Klfriit lawyers Advise That City to
Adopt ommi--s:oii Plan.
Klgin. 11!.. Dec. 1 ",. . committee
of lawyers appointed by the VAn m ,
Commission Form of ( b rn ment
club to investigate the legalitv of!
tho commission government law. has
reported that law was constitutional
and advised an election tinder the
Lines Threatened With
Engineers' Strike Ask
UNDER THEERDMAN ACT
; Employes of 61 Lines Out of
Chicago Demand Increase
of 17 Per Cent.
Chicago, Dec. 15. Western railroads
, , , . . .
todav appealed to Commissioner of
Labor Neill and to Chairman Knapp,
this hillside for many a year!
' controversy between the
! Offer i ItrfiiKPrt.
This action on the part of C! rail-
roads operating out of Chicago, wi.i.-h
' have had wages up for discussion wit n
; hem. the engineers demanded an ap-
proximate inc rease of 2 per cent ot
proximate inc rease
During Ihe in go -
tiations this was brough'. down to ap- ate justices of the suireme eo'.iii.
proximately 17 percent. And the rail-'
roads, through the managers' assoc .a WADE ELLIS DECLINES JOB
ticm offered an iiw-rease of :t'j per.
'"ent. itlhioan Npurus .lu-lgeship in Customs
'irlhr t.Hf Taken. j Court of Appeals.
Here the matter hung while en:;in-! Washington, Dec. 1.1. Wade H. Ki
eers took a strike vote. This was an- lis of Ohio today det lined appoint
noniKcd recently hy Br. sideM S'on ; mrnt to a judgeship in the ciir-toms
as !.7..1 in favor of a strike. Not wit h- . court of appeals undorcd him by
standing this vote, the railroads r--; l'r-.-.ilem Tafi.
peatod the offer of ft per cent jn-i
crease, and upon the refusal of the cn-i Children Caught in Fire,
gireers to accept this, the railroads to-: Jantc ovn. N. Y.. Dec. .1. By the
cia decided to appeal to the ofh. j.,ls
ind icated as mod ia ' ors under t he
man act .
BIG BUCKET SHOP
firm is raided
I V.lernl Oflirors Ive end Cpon Three
flites of Capital Investment
t lucago. i tec. i... i nitcd States
', secret serice officials today raided
i offices of the Capital Investment
company, as a bucket shop. The pa-
! pers and records w ere confiscated.
, Sidnion .Memo, now in l-lorida. is;
'said by federal officers to be the chief I
owner of the company. Branch of
i flees at Aurora and Joliet, HI., were;
It-aided at the same time. The firm;
j has 3" branches in the middle west, i
MAKE PUBLIC HEALTH
the principal asset,
Speaker Tells A mericiin Civic- Asso
cinlion How to ituil 1 an
j Washington, uec. lo. ine ideal i
:" ' " was th subject discussed by :
;Cli"ton Uocr.- Vc d -uff. s-cret a ry rf
an address before the American Civic
association today. His ideal of such a
city was summed up in the suggestion
of John Burns, head of England's local
government board: "Make the pri
vate home so pleasant a public house
will have no appeal. Make the city a
community where health shall be the
only wealth." Burns' plans were based
upon these two ideas.
Getn. Wood Calls Attention to Al
most Entire Lack of Hospital
Washington, Dec. 15. Major Gen
eral Wood, chief of staff of the army,
has issued a circular calling the atten
tion of the national puard to the to
tally inadequate provisions in their
various" organizations for the care of
the 6lck and wounded in case the mili
tia is called into active service. The.
circular states the recent investigation
by the militia division demonstrates
that, with rare exceptions, no ambu
lance companies or field hospitals have
been provided for in orgaized militia.
In case of mobilization, therefore, in
military divisions, there "would be an
almost complete deficiency of the san
itary units which normally should be
BURNING AT STAKE
TO BE INVESTIGATED
Grand Jury Will Irobe Incident Hint
Caused Anti-American Out
break in Mexico.
Rock Springs, Tex., Pec. 1.. In his
charge to the grand jury, which con
vened yesterday. Judge Purney in
structed that the recent burning of
Antonio Rodriguez be investigated.
Rodriguez was burned at the stake af
ter, it is declared, be had confessed to
killing Mrs. Lcm Henderson, wife of
a ranch owner.
Following the lynching anti-American
demonstrations occurred in Mex
ico, the first information being Rodri
guez w as a Mexican. Since it has been
declared he was a native of New
HAD WORKED AT SILVIS
Mystery in Pa.M of Man Who Kills
Himself at Burlington.
Burlington. Iowa, Dec. 14. (Ppe
cTali W: IT. Raumann. alias W. II.
I Smith, committed suicide in a room
' ing house here yesterday by inhal
; ing chloroform. Little is known of
his past. He had been here a year,
i Letters in his pockets indicated that
he had been employed at t lie Rock
I Island railroad shops at Pilvis and
jthat he had lived in Davenport. One
' lof-ro- i n .1 i '-13 t erl 1 II l liic hnrrnta livi-
at Caro, Mich.. and that his real
name is Raumann. It is probable
that the remains will be buried at
jthe expense of the county.
WOULD CONFIRM AT ONCE
j Neivate Judiciary Recommend Ac
railroads tion on Supreme Court Justices.
Washington, Dec. 15. The senate
judiciary committee today referred tho
l11 esidont's five appointments of com-
i merce court judges to sub-committees,
! Immediate confirmation of Willis Van
Dt'V.IIltPr of Wvomine And .loSCOh R.
Washington. Dec. l...--The senate
confirmed Lamar, of (.corgia, ana
; Van Deventer, of Wyoming, as associ-
horning of a farm house near Russell.
Pa., hist night, the .1 year old daught. t
of Alfred Nelson burned to death an I
the younger children wore so badl
burned they will probahly die.
VALUE OF CORN
CROP ONE AND
Washington. Dec. 15. Final cs'i
tnatrs of important farm crops for
were announced today by the
partmeitt of agriculture as
Corn :M 25.71 ".nun bushels,
Winter w heat 1.; I.o ) i.iumi
value $ 1 1 ;:, 5T5.iii"i.
Spring wheat .;::!, "i")
, value $n7,sCs,o".i.
0NE IV1AN ROBS BANK;
TIES 5 WITH A ROPE
I Paradise. Kan., Dec. 15. A lone,
bandit today held up the state bank
here and secured
here and secured $2,.Vm). h0 forced'
the c.tsbier to unlock the safe and r-f-'
curcly tied the cashier and four otli.-r .
Garment Workers Attack
Police and Nonunion
FIREARMS ARE USED
More Stringent Orders Issued
as Result Contest Grow
ing More Bitter.
Chicago, Dec. 15. One dead, fvro dr
ing and many injured was the result
of a clash today between striking gar
ment workers and the police who were
-scon ing non-UDlon tailors to a shop.
The dead man is P. Nogareckis. One
of those thought to be fatally injured
is Charles Wrincke. a policeman. The
other is Mark Ungwish, a striker,
who was fchot in the lung by a police
man. Attacked With CI aba.
Nonunion men and the police es-
cort were on their way to the Kup
I penhoimer shops whfn set upon by
several hundred strikers, many of
whom were armed with "billie."
j With these the rioters felled the po
licemen to the walk. Then the of
ficers drew weapons and fired and
I the crowd went, leaving one of their
! number dead and another so badly
I injuded he was taken to the hos
j Order More -( rlnKf-nt.
j Three of the billies were found on
jthe ground after the affair and were
sent to the office of the chief of po
; lice. More stringent orders were is
jsued immediately gowrning th" pol
icy in dealing with the strikers. Th"
i gist of the new instructions is that
jwhen strikers use weapons in riot
ling, the police are to ue the iron
hand in suppressing th disorder.
Heretofore, instructions have been
to use as Jittle force, as possible. .
Are More flitter IN'oir.
A marked increase in the bftter-
'ness with which the strikers engage
jin riots has been seen since th;
peace negotiations tailed.
The first efforts by the police to
identify the killed striker uere in
vain. His arrested comrades said
they did not know the policeman
victim, who was of immense statute
and weighed oer 0(t pounds.
He felled Policeman Welncke with a
single blow with his billle and was
about to do likewisp,..with others oj
the poli-,. uard "when he was shot
and killed. Later he was identified an
P. Nogareckis, a former tnir'oye of B.
Memlient nt "FlylnK Squadron.
j Weincke wa3 one of Assistant Chiel
Schuttler's famous "flying squadron.'
of detectives wliich several years a
encaged in notable manhunts, tin
I chief of which was that of thf caioatr
'bandits. Just previous to emeritus
: strike duty he was in charge of thK
iasfistant chiefs gambling division of
1 detect i es. He was one of the best
i known policemen in the depart ni'-nt.
i Nut I imfrrenrf Ued.
I Another conference was called for
I late today by Mayor Basse between
! the opposite sides in the garment vuri-
ers' stri!e and an effort will ho ni;d.
to reach an a-icciii' ni.
GERMAN SHIP LOST
ON SPANISH COAST
London. Dec. 15. The (Jernin:
steamer Palermo is a total 'wre k off
Capo eorrube'l.), ',ust coast of Galicla
Spain. Its lie passengers and crew
of in arc lost. The w p- k occn rri,
dnrii g a tale Sunday li ght.
BURNING WOMAN FLEES
Kims I rom I'Hen.l Im Tries I.
smellier I I urn s iii.il . Ilie.
Gab siitn u. IM . I lec . 1 ... - if It - hitl:- -bla.ing
Mrs. J. K i ii l: tan V'-'1 "I '."
into the home of Mr-. I H S- tnoii.
The lat'.-r caucht up a idanket, ;i ' i I .
after elite it Mis. Kinu ihroiigh ' ' '
. ral rooms, ciuiri'l h l : I I wia;.p--i
the bla'iki-l around her. etii,-ui In: g
the lire. Mrs. Kti-g iti a ittl:t!
condition. Mrs S. -inou w,'s b.idiy
leu n- d.
WARRANT OUT FOR FEAGLE
I A idem e in ounce I ion Willi K'--sas
Miinlc-r Points to IMiopi r.
Kansas City. Dec. 15. The pros
ecution of Johnson county. Kan., to
day swore oc.t a warrant hargiii.;
John Feaglc with murder in the fin.t
degree in connection with lln re
cent killing of four persons at tbc
County Clerk Barred.
Springfield. 111.. Die. 15. Attorney
General Stead handed ion an opinion
yesterday that the deputy clerk can
not, unde r the law. art as the apprai '
er of an estate or lie ppj :aiii"r for i:;-liCii'.uuc-'
U;: i:i illiu'jis.