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LAND ' AUG-U
FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 1911. -FOURTEEN PAGES
PRICE TWO CENTS.
SIXTIETH YEAR. NO. 76.
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Democrat is Chosen Chair
man of Commerce
iS RANKING MEMBER
Strong Advocate of Govern
ment Supervision and Con
trol of Carriers.
Washington, Jan. 13. Judson C.
Clements of Georgia was elected chair
man of the interstate commerce com
mission at a special conference of the
commission today. Clements is a dem
ocrat. MAJORITY REPIRLICAV.
While the interstate commerce
commission is composed of four re
publicans and three democrats at.
jiresent it has been the uniform pol
icy of the commission since its crea
tion to elect its senior member as
chairman entirely irrespective of his
HAS POttKllFl l. IJEFM'n.NTE.
The chairman exerts a powerful
influence upon the operations of the
commission. Clements is regarded
as one of the conservatives of the
commission, although for many years
he advocate! vigorously adequate
supervision and control by the gov
ernment of the operation of com
.no iio hf. Kusr.n.
No decision of his ever has bc-en
reversed on its substantial merits by
the supreme court.
Eastern Railroad Rate Increase
Will Not Go Into Effect
' ' Till March 15. v :., '
f. f r - -1 .Vr'.j; :
likely That Date of Change AfTcct
ing WcMern Trunk Lines Will
lie Similarly 'htuigeil.
Washington, D. C, Jan. 13. Official
announcement was made by Acting
Chairman Clements of the interstate
commerce commission at the conclu
sion of the arguments of the eastern
rate case yesterday of the further
suspension of the proposed advances
of rates in official classification tcrri-;
tory irom ret). 1 until .viarcn 10.
The suspension was made voluntar
ily by the carriers in order to afford
the commission additional time to dis
cuss and consider the problems pre
sented to it-
MSI'KVSIOSS IX MKST LIKELY.
The likelihood is that there will bo
a similar suspension of the advance in
rates proposed by the carriers in western-trunk
line territory, official an
nouncement of which will be made aji
the arguments of that case to be heard
next week by the commission.
In making the announcement Mr.
Clements said it manifestly was im
possible for the commission fullly to
consider and finally to determine the
questions presented in the two cases j met here today. The meet'ng was be
prior to Fi b. 1, and that on sugges-1 hind closed doors and was to discuss
tion of the commission the carriers! .he reoort to' he made to President
bad consented to suspend the propos
AKtitMEXT HEIJINS MONDAY
Mr. Clements also announced that 16 j
hours would be allowed by the commis
sion for the argument of the western
trunk line case, the arguments to be
gin on next Monday.
FIVE BODIES IN THE RUINS
Believed This Is Total Killil in the
Store Fire at Cmicls illc. Pa.
Connelsville. Pa.. Jan. 13. Fire
men today ceased searching for ruins
of the McCrory store destroyed yes- j Sherman were among the speakers
terday. They believed the five bod-! scheduled to discuss a "Working
ies found mere all the debris con- j Men's Compensation Act" this after
TAX ORE FOUND
IN THE STATE
Lansing. Mich. Jan. 13. Repre
sentative Graves of Adrian, introduc
ed in the house today a tonnage tax
Mil providing a tax of one-half a
cent a pound on copper ore and 15
cents a ton on iron ore mined in this
The house today went on record.
(J7 to 1. as i p!:;ot to the cusMinary
jlULkt'L tw VLail suite iiuiiiluticiu.
Heads Commerce Body
m face1 1 U
Judson C. Clements Made Power in
Forecast Till 7 P. M. Saturday for
Rock Island, Davenport, Moline,
Snow tonight or Saturday ;not much
chance in temperature. The lowest
I temperature tonight will be about 20
or 2j degrees above zero.
Temperature at 7 a. m., 29; highest
yesterday. 32; lowest last night. 29.
Velocity of wind at 7 a. m.. 2 miles
Relative humidity, at 7 p. m. and 7
a. m. 95.
J. 'M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
(From noon today to noon tomorrow.
Run sets 4:51: rises 7:19; moon sets
j 7:34 a. m.; 10:13 a. m.. moon in con
i Junction with Neptune, passing from
! west to east of the planet.
Work of Day in Congress
I Washington. Jan. 13. Following are
: the proceedings briefly told of the two
' houses of congress yesterday.
NKN TK The f nalf was In session
' i-.iM live minutes, djourniiur immedi
;ai iy m th- '"orml announcement f
the death In lolnraii of Senator fharleg
j J. Hughe?, Jr.. nf that Mate.
! MOI hi-: After FpendlnR rractlrally
i the entire day upon it. the house pass
I ed tl.e legislative, executive and judl
' ei;it hill, e.-irryins; approximately $3.1.
. niKi.niio. The army appropriation mea
j tire wa? reported out of committee; it
j carries f 92. &1 1.S06.
Fl RE D Alii AES W AN Y
Thousands of DiMUtnfnts Ruined in
Blaze in Office of Bureau at
Washington. Jan. J3. Thousands
of records and documents in pension
j caes n-ctt destroyed thio morning
in a lire v,hich originated In the of
' fice of the United States pension,
jagenev h-trt The origin of the 3'C
; is unknown. The damage was most
j ly by smoke and water.
A number of old records in book
forn, and running a8 far back a8 the
revolutionary war. were completely
destroyed. Duplicates of these, how
ever, are safe.
LAKES TO THE GULF
Assembles at Chicago in Secret Ses
sion to Irepaxe Report to
Chicago. Jan. 13. The federal com
mission to investigate the feasibility
of digging the first section of the
lakes to the gulf deep waterway from
Lockport. III., to the Mississippi river.
CARNEGIE AND T. R. SPEAK
; Help Ii-uss I'niform legislation Be-
fore Civic Federation.
-New iom. Jan. 13. A sympos
ium on the need of uniform national
legislation to reenlafe hankin? tax-
'ation. insurance, drugs, food and the
operation of railways and corpora-
tlons held the attention of delegates
to the National Civic federation con
vention today. Andrew Carnegie.
Theodore Roosevelt and Tecumseh
Boy's Body Identified.
Albany. N. Y.. Jan. 13. The body of
the 5 year-old boy found dead In a
swamp on the Schnectady road last
i Tuesday ana Deiieved to have been
murdered. as identified by relatives
today as that of George Meloor.
Famous Surgeon Dead.
Newark. N. J., Jan. 13. Dr. Charles
J. Kipp, one of the most celebrated
eye and ear specialists in America,
died today. Kipp served in the Civil
war as surgeon on the staff of General
George Gould Reelected.
New Orleans. I-a.. Jan. 13.
George J. Gould was today reelected
president of the Missouri PariSe
Senate on Test Vote Seems
to Favor Direct
AND THEN ADJOURNS
By Count of 42 to 17 Upper
House Decides to Consider
"Washington, Jan. 13. By a vote of
17 to 42, the senate refused to ad
journ, rather than proceed with con
sideration of the resolution providing
for the election of senator by direct
vote of the people. Hale made the
If congress is really anxious to find out whether Peary reached the pole,
Panama canal committees on an .Arctic junket?
motion. Friends of the measure claim
it to be & test vote.
After (considering the election of
senators by direct vote for an hour
the senate, without action on the sub
ject, adjourned until Monday. Senator
Borah stated he would not permit
much other business until a day was
fixed forka vote on the resolution.
TO BAR ILLITERATES.
The Gardirr bill .which would pro
hibit admission into the United States
of any illiterate alien over 16 years
old. was today ordered favorably re
ported to the house by the committee
BATES BILL , REPORTED.
Washington, Jan. 13. The Bates
bill, providing for the elevation of
Robert E. Peary to the rank of rear
admiral was reported favorable to
the house today by the committee on
ESTIMATE REDUCED MILLIONS.
The modified report of the forti
fications board on proposed defenses
at Panama which President Taft sub
mitted to congress yesterday, reduces
the estimate of the cost of fortifica
tion of the canal from $ 1 9,54 6,813
to 112.475,328. This reduction was
reached by a 15 per cent cut in the
amount of armament through the
LORIMER CASE MAY FORCE SENATE
TO PERMIT POPULAR ELECTION
(Special correspondence of The Argus) !
Washington. Jan. 12. The battle
to oust William Lorimer of Illinois
from the United States senate prom
ises to be one of
the historic fights
of the upper
If the Lorimer
than to educate
the people to the
wisdom of elec
tion by direct
vote, it will have
been well worth
BALKED BY STANDPATTER.
The standpatters In the senate
have up to this ti.ae successfully
ciloroforicei every bill cr resolu-
omission of a battery of two 14-inch
rifles and four 12-inch mortars at
Batele Point; through a redistribu
tion and greater concentration of the
proposed garrisons and the adoption
of simpler and more economical
types of quarters and emplacements
WHAT DEFENSE SHALL, BE.
As modified, the board recom
mends that the armament at Panama
shall consist of eight 16-lnch rifles,
12 6-inch rifles and 24 12-inch mor
tars. It is recommended that the per
manent garrison in time of peace on
the isthmus shall consist of 12 com
panies of coast artillery; four regi
ments of infantry; one battalion of
field artillery and one squadron of
Details for field works for the de
fense of the locks and dams have not
SIX DEATHS DUE '
TO A COLLISION
Passenger Trains Crash on New York
Central With IHsastrous
Batavia, N. Y., Jan. 13. In a col
lision between passenger trains on
the New York Central here today,
four or more persons were killed and
ONE WAY TO SETTLE
1 S seriously injured, some perhaps
Four passengers is probably the
correct number of those killed. Two
more were fatally injured and eight
seriously hurt. Mutilation of the
bodies was so extensive identifica
tion is impossible. Disregard of sig
nals by the. engineer of the Western
express caused the wrerk, according
to Superintendent Everitt.
TO PAY A MILLION
Secretary MacVeagh Receives Many
Proposals Following Customs
Washington, Jan. 13. Secretary
Mac Veagh has before him offers of
compromise aggregating fully $1,
000,000 from New York importers
(of woolens, laces, millinery, silks.
etc., who have been suspected of un
dervaluation frauds upon the. cus
toms. One of the offers is said to
carry a compromise of more than
$500,000. Since a systematic inves
tigation of the frauds began several
weeks ago the offers have been com
ing in steadily. 1
J tion which would have tended toa
pave the way for the election of sen-j
ators by direct vote. In 1908 Sen
ator Owen of Oklahoma introduced
senate resolution No. 91 for the sub
mission of a constitution! amend
ment providing fer direct elections.
Senator Owen showed that 27 states
bad at that time sought relief in
the matter. Resolution No. 91. how
ever, was never reported from the
r,mmfttAi nrliilovfia anil elAr.
Innc hti n-oa ,V,l,rntnrmo) tho-o
This is the committee, by the way,
which found that Lorimer's election .
mas without taint of any kind.
On May SI, 191?. Senator Owen
again urged this reform on the at
tention of the senate and was even
prevented the privilege of a vote.
Vet th house t.f repressntatfs cn
four diHeiel ctcsiviii Lal iaied
Fifty Passengers on Great
Northern Road Are
HELD BY BIG DRIFTS
Railway Officials Fear They Are
Starving Try to Rescue
Them. - v
Spokane, Wash., Jan. 13. Rotary
snow plows, manned by scores of
workers, are tearing at drifts which
are piled mountain high across tue
Great Northern tracks near Fielding,
Mont., in the Rockies, to reach 60
why not send one of those usual
passengers from Chicago and the
middle west enroute to Spokane and
Cut off from the world since Mon
day by the worst snowstorm in years
in the hilltops, two trains, one an
exclusively mail train and the other
the Oregonian limited, are stalled
and unable to move either way. Sixitrousers
mail clerks from Spokane are on the
head train. The last word from j
them reached here on Monday. It is i
said their food supply was sufficient j
only for a few days. Both trains
were due In Spokane on Monday.
OFFICIALS ARE WORRIED.
While Superintendent W. R. Smith
of the Havre division declares that
I the stalled trains have flour and rice
sufficient, to sustain life for several
days and that there is Dlentv of coal
abroad to furnish heat, other officials
feel great anxiety.
stick IN drift
The limited nassArt fch- rnl(,,n""
Shelby, Mont., to a point east of Bol
ton, where, after emerging from a
tunnel, it ran smack into and
through an immense snowdrift.
The train was pulled by only one)
engine.' After successfully plowing;
through the first drift the train shot
into another tunnel and out Into an
other drift, wbere it stuck. Infor
mation of its plight was sent to
bill providing for the
July 21, 1894; May 11. 189S; Aprilin the afternoon, that the medicine
1900 and Feb. 13. 1902. the;i" room had not been tampered
last vote unanimously, no
Most of the states in
have acted favorably to the election
of senators by direct vote, the ex
ception being the New England
states. New York, Delaware and
West Virginia. The national deni-
the national nrohibi-
f tion ' party, the national neoDles'
party, the American Federation f
i Labor, the National Orante. the F(-
jciety of Equity, the Farmers' Kduca-! i;'carl st'a ' Hartplou Road for re
iticnal Cooperation union, and othr 1 psirs. Ther mere no casualties.
great organizations of the country;
have declared for the reform.
POINT All K N'T A CiE.
Scrater Owen points out tliTe
iCtaU.ied qu fix t'uur.X
Carrie Nation Apparently at Fnd of
Her Smashing Career.
Havre early on Tuesday by a mem
ber of the train crew who reached
a nearby telegraph box.
Nurse Testifies for State in the
Trial of Mrs. Schenk for
GIVES DETAILED CHARGES
l)eclares That Medicine Was By
tcmatically Doctored Defense
Scores a Point.
Wheeling, Jan. 13. The first
real sensational testimony in the
trial of Laura Schenk appeared at
this afternoon's session when Dan
iel Phillips, a clerk, testified he had
frequently been invited by Mrs.
Schenk to accompany her in an auto
mobile and that they met by ap
pointment at out of the way places.
Asked if his friendship for Mrs.
SchenJc developed into criminal in
tJuiacy, the defense foughXjdeper
ately against the admission of the
question, but was overruled".-' ' Phil
lips refused to answer, saying It
would put bim in disrepute.
MOM A N" AGAINST M'UMIX.
Wheeling, W. Va.. Jan. 13. It
wa3 woman against woman at yes
terday's session of tho Schenk trial
when Alma J. Evans, a professional
nurse, recited on the stond her story
against Laura Farnsworth Schenk
and the circumstances that inlluenced
her to suspect that Millionaire John
O. Sche.Dk was being poisoned by his
wife. Her testimony dealt unspar
ingly with the accused woman.
it was Miss Evans who attended
Schenk during his Illness and the
state brought out on direct examina
tion that statement from her that
Mrs. Schenk had lost her love for the
wealthy pork packer.
WANTED TO GRAB PROPERTV.
She testified that time and again
Mrs. Schenk had instructed her that
if John died suddenly, to go to bis
rocket as soon as the
breath left his body, secure the keys
to his safe, deposit the box in a lo
cal bank and notify her before the
Schenks knew of the death.
"You don't know those 'Dutch
devils' like I do," the witness said
Mrs. Schenk exclaimed to her on
various occasions when referring to
members of the S henk family.
i mi'.du im:.
The state also brought out through
Dr. Charles (i. (llaser of John "r'P"
I kins university that the first bottle
f mineral water sent him for anal-
ysis contained three and six-tenths
!tnd that the sample of Iiyoniel qui
jnine, which Schenk also was taking,
contained seven grains of sugar of
lead to'the ounce.
Miss Evans further testified that
"duininv" bottles of medicine wire:
kept in the bathroom of the suite list, who entered Kijks' museum and
1 Kcupiid by Schenk at tiie North with a knife hlashi-d the masterpiece,
Wheeling hospital. while the reallsiprlst was arrested. Mo declared th
j remedies given Schenk were ktpt in vandalism mas an act of v-nrans
another part of the building. lavaitist the state becoi.i7 of his d.a
( The witness also said the bottles 'charge from the navy.
' were placed there as a decoy and
ithe accii0d was given on opportun
ity to "doctor" them,
i ttlTHN HKI.I'ti ikh;k.
I The defense, however, apparently
Is. oroa wnen 11 was n':iir-u "y it.
llnnn w '10 was nut on the stand late
ith- and a,M i,y "uss examination
of or. Glaser that a second bottle
of mineral water taken from the
ranie room in wnicn Airs. t- nenii was
locked for tome time had not been
Blows Out Cylinder Head.
Washington, Jan. Y',. The big ar
rpored cruiser, Washington has bio' a
it;t a h'sh pressure short cylinder
head and is now enroute from the Car-
' Joliet Has $1CC,000 Fire.
I Joliet. III.. Jan. 12. The Joliet
! Wheel Manufai turltig company's
piant and r:.:.i"ittc burned today. TliC
t to. is i i no. oca.
Wants No Petty Differ
ences to Defeat Tariff
FOR LONGWORTH BILL
President Leading Speaker Be
fore National Association
Washington, D. C, Jan. 13. Signifi
cant progress was made yesterday in
the movement for the creation of a
permanent tariff commission. President.
Taft, in an address at the banquet of
the National Tariff Commission asso
ciation, openly indorsed the Longworth
bill, characterizing it "as a concilia
tory measure embodying all the im
portant features that are necessary to
make the commission effective." Fur
thermore, earlier in the day he sum
moned the republican members of the
ways and mean committee to th
White house, and urged them to har
monize their differences.
AGAIN ASKS HARMONY.
The president renewed bis plea for
harmony la bis address last night, de
claring that -what he was most anxious
to avoid was the failure of tariff com
mission legislation at the present ses
sion because of any difference as to
details. He asserted be would not
mention "the bill that bears the name
of the Ohio congressman" except that
it seemed to him "to constitute a very
well drawn compromise upon all the
differences of detail that havo existed
between the supporters of various
GIVES INQrHITORIAL POWERS.
The Longworth bill referred to by
the president, according: to the admis
sion of its author, is an incorporation
of salient features in the Learoot and
the Goode blUs of the -hous and the
La Follette and" the BeTerldge bills of
the senate and provides for inquisitor
ial powers for the tariff commission as
well as the safeguarding of informa
Tbe National Tariff Commission as
sociation had practically indorsed the
Longworth bill in a resolution sent to
congress demanding immediate tariff
commission legislation and it was in
amplification largely of the resolution
of the association that President Taft
spoke at night.
Tho association hud declared for a
tariff commission whoso powers and
functions should be analogous to tho
Interstate commerce commission.
Many members of the senate and
house were present at the banquet and
among the speakers were Senators
Ixidge of Massachusetts and Cummins
of Iowa, and Representative Long
worth of Ohio.
SIX U. S. SENATORS
Globe, Ariz., Jan. 13. President
Hunt of the recent onstltutional con
vention gave out today a telegram re
ceived last night from Washington,
signed by six United States senators.
La Follette, Cummins, MrUtow,
Clapp, Dixon and Brown, saying tliey
would Join Senator Bourne in the
KtrUKK,e to 0,fan approval for the
j Arizona constitution.
Rotterdam. Jan. 13. Rembrandt's
no;.t famous picture "The Night
. Watch" was badly damaged today hy
a discharged naval cook named SU-
SOLDIERS DEMAND A RAISE
l rUKiie Troop Backed ly Work-
! ft-.. W lut Strike in SvniiiMthv.
. J'aris, Ian 13. A news HK-nX
,i;u, tn.m Motrin .. ihi 1
; nas reeived there, that soldiers In
' the fortress at Elvas, Portuxal. mut-
: iDf. demanding an Increase in pay.
workinguicu struck in
IN A COLLAPSE
Kurrka Springs, Ark., Jan. 13.
Mrs. Carrie Nation, the pioneer Kan
a saloon smasher ami teuipranco
IfMttirer. suffitrsl a nervous collapse
iat bar houiii hers today.