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SIXTIETH YEAR. NO. 77.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 14, 1911. -TWELVE PAGES.
TRICE TWO CENTS.
Fearful Conditions Re
ported in the Rocky
THE COLD IS EXTREME
Forecast Till 7 P. M. Sunday for
Rock Island, Davenport, Moline,
- Generally fair tonight and Sun
day, 'colder tonight with the lowest,
temperature near zero.
Temperature at 7 a. m., 17. High
est yesterday 32, lowest last eight,
Velocity of wind at 7 a. m., 1 1
miles per hour.
Precipitation .78 inch.
Humidity at 7 p. m. 97, at 7 a.
J. !M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
(From neon today to noon tomorrow.)
Sua sets 4:52. rises 7:18: moon riser.
4:37 p. m.; 5:17 p. m., eastern time,
Hundreds of Men and Many
Snowplows Fight to Keep
Big Rail Lines Open.
Work of Day in Congress
Customs Officers Cause
Arrest of Two Big
ONE HANDLER OF TEA
"Washington, Jan. 14. Following are
the proceedings briefly told of the two
hnuFes of congress yesterday.
SEWTK In ?pitc of th effort of
Senator Hale the senate voted down. 43
t 7. his motion to adjourn and took
up the Horah resolution amending the
i constitution so as to provide lor the
Jan. 14. Hundreds ! elert ion of I'nited states .senators by
i airfi vote o: me people. Alter an
hour's debate the senate went into ex -
M"iiivc pesFion. but Mr. Borah declared he
wi'ilil 'all up the resolution in the 1m-
rpediate future and woud press it. Dur
'. In? th general discussion Senator Bail-
- eff.'-'-t ually blocked one administra
tion bill providing for the enlargement
of tii" insrfntci' corps of the army and
ri'markd cnificantly that lie was pre
Mfii to onpos- the administration's
sciieme for t"be creation of a tariff com-mi-ion.
11(11 SK The house devoted the en
tire day to consideration of the army
appropriation bill. It carries approxi
rif men are s'lll struggling with huge
snowdrifts in efforts to clear the rail
roads In the Sierras. Stalled over
land trains were released during the
night. A driving blizzard again threat
STM.tKn l III. I K ( AMOV
San Francisco, Cal , Jan. 21. Reports
received at the Southern Pacific gen
eral offices here today showed that a
TKmllPT "if U'Mt bonnr! tvor'ltiil (Mint:
Idreds of men and several snow plows
on that system were stalled in Ulue'and r,trinC ripnn:. tho h'nnbo
canyon. It was cxpcted by railway
officials these trains would arrive at
HKAVIKST I. SO 1KARS.
Reno, Xev., Jan. 14. With more
Oakland Mole Borne time -today. Most 'than two feet of snow on the level
of them were due yesterday. and with drifts piling, th.:s city is
moiist is or.H. j experiencing the greatest storm since
The storm still continues hut tbelt,lt! hloekade of 1SS9 and 1R90.
ui uri'j bucks spom to ne over.
Estimated That Government
Has Lost $200,000 a Year
in Customs Cheat.
San Franolsco, Jan. 14. Serious
charges of attempting to defraud the
United States customs by underval
uations of Imports occasioned the ar
rest last night of two prominent mer-
A $1,000 BRIBE
Eleanor Zockler Says Mrs.
Schenk Asked Her to Ad
COULD DO IT HERSELF
In Case of Husband's Death She
Would Wear Double Veil to
Hide Her Laugh.
Wheeling, W. Va., Jan. 14. In the
Schenk case today the court room was
crowded two hours before the trial be
gan. Many spectators arrived at 6 In
Eleanor Jockler, the detective nurse,
put on the stand by the prosecutor,
testified Mrs. Schenk had offered her
$1,000 If she gave John Schenk a "pill."
Mrs. Schenk said: "I could easily put
poison in his medicine and place it fce-
! side the bed, and he would take it him
VEIL, TO COVCEAL LAl'GHTKR.
Asked how she could stand it If John
died, Mrs. Schenk replied she would
Plague Getting Firm Hold
in Harbin and
DRAW LINE AT WALL
Peking Government Prepares
to Fight Invasion of Bu-
Mrs. Edith Melber's Confession
Clears Mystery of Death
COULD NOT CARE FOR HIM
Forced Him to Drink Carbolic Acid
When He Wanted a Drink
Left Body in Swamp.
Rochester, N. Y., Jan. 14. Ar
rested as she claimed her trunk In
the New York Central railroad sta
tion yesterday afternoon, Mrs. Edith
Melber, a widow of Schenectady,
who says she is 23 years old, con
fessed, according to the police, that
in a swamp near Albany last Friday
afternoon she gave her 5-year-old
son. George, carbolic acid from the
Tekin, Jan. 14. Thirteen hundred I effects of which he died
State Officials Fail to Take
Part in the Ceremonies.
FUSS OVER THE DATE,
Chinese have died from bubonic plague
at Harbin. There have been only sev
en deaths in the foreign colony there.
Owing to the spread of bubonic
plague In Manchuria there was a con-
SOMETHING OF A HOT TAMALE
More than :;oo feet of Southern
-Near Horbrook. Cal, a buggy, occu-
la-ific snow sheds are down west of
pied by Alexander Uui ties arid son Tn,rk"' CaL Eiht foct of Fnow
Clarence, was run dowu by
plow and both were Killed.
WIHK C (Mil-imi-.h sti r
ChlcaKO, .Tan. J 1 Tcleeiaj;i
telephone companies found their
. i nt Summit and six feet at Truckee
is reported. Snow is still falling ai
(throughout Nevada, is the
In 2 0 vcars.
severely orippUd today in Inwa,
western Illinois, at.d southern .Minn
iota by ,a sleet and r;iiu storm wlii
rwept across the country. Train
vice Is delayed.
ITESE t'OLD l VAX Kits'.'
" Winnipeg," Manila, Jan. 14. 'in
tense cold from the great lakes to the
Rocky mountains prevailed again yes
terday and o sunny Alberta a;;a!n falls
the record of coldest temperature, in
fact, a record for many winters. At
Edmonton It was 52 below zero on of
ficial registration, which has not been
equalled since Christmas eve. IST'J.
I'rince Albert resistered 50 below.
I.KTS TIIIWM Oil IU!KT5.
Vancouver. B. C, Jan. 14. As the
result of efforts of a big rotary and
x Iocwaotlres, -the ' Canadian Pa-
r.'flc railroad succeeded yesterday in
SBLAMES THE HELP
-Oara effftr Tcil s Civic Federation
.Assistants Cause Most of
IS NOT THE BOSSES' FAULT
.Manufacturer Wlto Takes Best Care
of His .Men Is One V1io Heaps
the Kiggest Irofit.
New York, Jan. 14. Nine out of ten
strikes are due to employers' asslst-
gettjog the first delayed express train ; att-ss. not to any question of the money
Biggest Battleship Ever Built
in America Broadside
Power Excels All.
She was then locked up on a
charge of murder In the first degree.
CARE TOO HEAVY.
In explanation of her crime, Mrs.
Melber says she has been a widow
four years, during which time she
has had a struggle to care for her
self and her child and that this bat
tle for an existence drove her to take
the boy's life.
She Is an unusually attractive
young woman and at the end of her
examination was unnerved and weep
Philadelphia. Jan. 14. Washed with
the traditional bottle of cbampagn.
the battleship Arkansas, the largest
warship ever constructed in this coun
try, was launched this afternoon at
Camden. X. J. Miss Mary Macon,
daughter of Representative Macon, of
Helena, Ark., was sponsor for the ship.
GREATEST nitOfIDK POWER.
When complete the Arkansas will
have the greatest gunpower In broad-
The police were able to make the; side fire of any ship afloat. The main
arrest by keeping watch over a (armament la twelve 12-lnch breach-,
cheap new trunk that had been j loading guns mounted In six heavy ar
checked from Schenectady and which mor protected turrets; also a battery
was believed to be the property ofjof 21 5-inch rapid fire guns, two sub
Mrs. Melber. When the woman ap-j merged tjipedo lubes, jnd 1C iicail
peared to get it sue was taKen into guns.
The revolutionists in Chihuahua are making it hot for the .-...ican government-
involved, in the opinion of Andrew Car
inegie. Mr. Carnegie said so yesterday 'chants of oriental goods in this city
I addressing the delegates to the Nation- o.e tea importer.
trains will arrive here this evening, al Civic .federation. j The prisoners are Carl J. Cutting
This train was due last .Monday. It I "The more capital does for labor the I rhn has a atnro in hia fitr- nnH w
through the drifts in the vicinity or
North Bend, 13. C.
The first of the delayed westbound
wear a double veil so people could not . ference yesterday of physicians of the
see her laugh. j foreign legations and mission and sev-
Miss Zoeckler then told how she had era, chinese wno decided to reeom
asked Mrs. Schenk if he had been pois- I
wvn quite genran neiieved ; more pront me employer makes,' said a. Wilson of Oakland, who operates oned with arsenic and if she had nut
that the 50 or more passengers and Mr. Carnegie. "I have not had any ) between this Dort and Yokohama as ! anv in his food, as Mr. Schenk looked .guarantee of first-class passengers at
crew memoers on tne two trains i strikes -in 26 vears. I have nor let anv
must have perished, but fears are lone have anything to say about labor
now practically at rest as a result of ! but myself."
the release of the snowbound express; He thought that the workingmana
trains. ' compcnsatim act was a steo in the
MT4I.I.EI) M"E MOIMY. i riht diteetion nnmrn MfSW-lT f
The two trains have been stalled j ,,m:ilT a speaker. CARRIED AGENT OF
leh,'nd mountains of snow close to ' . , , , , ,, , I
, r . , . i v uiuiic, uoo.--e'ii loiiow ea -ir. t ar
an importer and tea expert.
LOSS H20O.000 A TEAR.
Customs officials estimate the gov
ernment's loss at $200,00 a year.
Nothing direct from j
the trains had been heard for five
lays. A furious blizzard which has
raged for rive days in' the moun
tains had blocked rail and telegraph
communication on the main line of
the Great Northern
inegie. He was Corted to the speak-'
DEATH IN POCKET
ier's stand by John Mitchell, formerly
president of the I nited Mine Workers
: of America.
'"I want to see this movement take
the form of evolution rather than
! revolution." Mr. Roosevelt said, refer-
The Great Northern track has been ;rinS To ,he P'""Pose of the federation.
Mocked by slides for 70 miles. Twoi'1 wifh lo soe la,,or legisia-Ion al
resruers were causlit in an avalam lie WJ,-VS enacted after conferences be
and crushed to death. twevn wise leaders of labor and those
Both trains were due here Mon-!"'on who are interested in labor for
day night. They are fast mail No. j the best interests of the country."
27, four coaches, carrying only mail I Colonel Roosevelt was positive in his
clerks and train crew, and No. 3. j belief that the federal government was
the Oregonian, a train of seven the only power in the land capable of
couches, which is lir!ieed to have 'dealing with great corporations.
0 or more passengers aboard. The! scores deiio9.
train did not have a diner with it. I in the oom-se of his remarks, Col
Two hundred men and five rotary om. Roosevelt renewed his attack on
):ons n,ne teen worumz day and fcow servant decisions by the courts . i
HiKiu to rescue the snowbound ras-, .-The judicial detis-Ions." he said,
fencers. ; "hae worked gross n justices. So has
Tno rehef trams from Ka Vsnell I ,h 1ih,rrv f onntrsr.t Iaw...
una navre, ..join
as if he had been poisoned. Mrs.
Sihenk did not reply, but only tosecd
her head. She could not get anything
further out of Mrs. Scnenk.
Cuts Thousand Off.
Washington, Jan. U. Corrected fig
ures announced by the census bureau
today give the population of Cincinnati
Mining Kngineer Killed by Own 1'x- some time ago. The
uhii. .... i.--.. inouncement included
the great wall until observation camps
can be established at Harbin, Muk
den and Shanhikwan and the Immedi
ate cessation of second and third class
11. 1. ( OMI'KXSATE FAMILIES.
The Chinese government will com
pensate the family of the French
iJap-iie exrert hn Tece.ntlv aneeiimli.
jas 363.591 instead of 3CI.4C3 .given out'ed to tn disc8LSe and also the families
of every other doctor who may be
taken down while administering to
fOMPOSED AT FIRST.
Mrs. Melber maintained consider
able composure and said she had
given her child to an uncle, who was
going to take him to Chicago and
care for him. When she made her
confession she said she gave the
child the acid when he asked ifor a
Tlio nnlino cm tbr Is SI hlim. AS I
if by acid, on the woman's hand, and
that other stains are on her clothing
which indicate, they allege, that the
child did not take the acid without
Mrs. Melber said she left Schenec-
tady Thursday afternoon aud came
to Rochester to look for work. She
stayed In the rooms "of the Young
Women's Christian association Thurs
day night and says she was looking
for work yesterday.
In the woman's trunk were her
clothing and that of the little boy.
Pl'TS BOY IV A HOME.
Albany. N. Y., Jan. 14. The
Identification of the body of Georgie
Melber, found murdered in a Schen
ectady swamp, was made yesterday
by his grandfather and uncle. The
former is George Melber, a black
smith, and the latter Is Charles S.
The boy's father, a well-to-do ma
chinist, died in 1907. Mr. Smith said
yesterday that from the first there
waa friction between Mrs. Melber
and the husband's family regarding
the care of the child, and that In
September, 1909. notwithstanding
the desire of the family to take
charge of the lad. his mother placed
him In the Schenectady Children's
SO OFFICIAL DELEGATION.
There was one unusual feature to
the launching:, the absence of an offi
cial delegation representing the state
government of Arkansas. The 'aMure
of Gevernor Donaghey or other otlKlal
representative to attend was due f a
contioversy between the governor and
the navy department at Washington
ov" the date of the launching, the
govrp.or wanting the launching pot.'
ponei so that, the .state coull tuaka
adequate arrangements to send la olll
IN ASIATIC QUAKES
Earth Shock" Frequent of Late
Kebery lleing the Latent City
j w hich was not formally annexed.
San Francisco, Jan. 14. A bottle of
chemical compound dropped by or
crushed in the pocket of John O. Nor-
FAIL TO SETTLE
BLAME FOR FIRE
IN STOCK YARDS
plague stricken patients.
The foreigners in Peking and Tien
tsin are not alarmed over the plague
epidemic, though they are taking pre
cautions to prevent possible infection.'
.HI IJEITHS AT M I K HE V. I
KefKrted That IVmllla's Army
Sweeping All IWorc It In
Chicago, Jan. 14.
Nicaragua, Jan. 14. It Is reported
here General Duron has captured prac
tically the entire province of Cholu
teca. Honduras, In the name of Manuel
Ilonilla, leader of the revolutionists.
Mukden, Manchuria, Jan. li. There Duron's army is now said to be march
have been 30 deaths from bubonic j ing on Tegucigalpa, the capital.
St Petersburg, Jan. 14. A dispatch
received here yesterday from Vyerny.
capital of the tcrtitiwy of Semtryet
chenck, Asiatic Russia, says that a vio
lent earthquake occurred Thursday
night in Kebery, in the Ilshpek dis
trict of the territory, and that the bod
ies of 204 Kirghiz have been taken
from the ruins of fallen buildings.
MAHM0UT BONE CRUSHER
Pow-n PetnetraJ With Leg Hold in
23 Minute and lO Heoonrf.
Kansas City. Mo., Jan. 14. Dur
ing the first fall of a wrestling match
at Convention hall here last night
Ynslff Mahmout in using a toe bold
on the left foot of William Demetral,
fractured a bone. A few minute
later, after the men bad ben on the
mat 23:10. Mahmout downed De
metral with a leg bold. So badly
was Demetral's foot injured that he
was unable to compete further and
Mahmout was declared the winner.
bad to return
without reaching the sufferers, after1
battling in freezing weather and in
driving snow storms. Since Mondavi
the weather near the summit where
the trains were s'alled has never j
b en better than 2-t below zero. For
the last 4s hours the weather has
Covered around .r0 below zero, with;
ierrific winds blowing. j
STORM Mil l, H.r.S. j
Late reports from Whitefish,-'
Mont., say the storm is still raping,
The colonel added that the state;
s-hould refuse to recognise such contracts.
bon, a well know-n mining engineer, is
believed to have caused an explosion
late yesterday on the Southern Pacific j
ferry boat Berkley, bringing instant j
death to Norbon. seriously injuring ;
two other men and creating a panic j
among tne z.ouo passengers. j Tor the stock yard6 fire Dec. 22, in i
Norbon was Identified by a letter in which Fire Marshal Iloran and 23 !
his Docket and a note book which others lost their lives was nor fK-ed i ' ....
,,f , iic fnin.iv. rw, k.. ..- Ju:u . J . . reports from tfenton, Ark., today say
These chemicals are thought to have! verdict today. Many recommendations ; two nvZro( are ,,ead ari1 a ,llirl ,'
been carried in a compound on Nor-'for safer conditions in the yards werej,aI1-v injured as a result of a race!
ban's person. made. I riot there
IN A RACE CLASH
Hot Springs, Ark., Jan.. 14. Meager)
Govern State by Commission.
Olympia, Wash , Jan. 14. Bills have
been introduced In the legislature pro
viding for a commission form of gov
ernment for this state.
JEALOUS AFTER 20 YEARS
Middleaged Couple Turn on the Qm
After a Quarrel.
Philadelphia, Jan. 14. Found uncon
scious today in the bedroom of thertr
home in this city, with gas escaping
from three open burners, John Ernest
and wife Lottie, are in a hospital and
will die, physicians say. The tragedy,
which it is said, followed a quarrel, is
enveloped in mystery. The police say
Mrs. 'Krnest waa Jealous. They have
been married 20 years.
velocity, covering the
I a fearful
track for a distance of CO miles
with banks of snow and making it
impossible except for
SENATORS MAY DUMP LORIMER
TO SAVE SELVES IN PRIMARIES
HELD GUILTY IN
BY TAV. (porting Uorimer. But
tSpecial Correspondence of The Arg-us.) (shown EO conclusively
SUDDEN WEALTH KILLS
Poorhoniwt Inmate I.p4 rr on lnv
ing Sister IWt Him fl.OOO,
Fremont, Ohio, Jan. 14. Ira
Hawkins, aged 70, had been an In
mate of the poorhouse for 10 years
when be was notified bis a' iter had
left bim J4.000. The shock of sud
dent wealth unnerved the old pastor
and he died yesterday.
FIND 100 NEGROES GUILTY
! Tours, France, Jan. 14. "Count"
! D'Aulby De Oatlngny was convicted to-
it uas been and thU3 Impair their usefulness to the ' day and sentenced to a monih's 1m- j
by Senators ' lj'g interests. "If public sentiment ! iirlsonment. H( has been in lail nine
Washington, Jan. x.'. inat Lorimer ! Owen. Beveridee and Crawford that ' againut Loruner gets much stronser." mom ha u An in trb.l ii'Anlhv i c
' nf Tlltnrtta will ho nfRfratMl a m mom. mnniki' mrnt raA tnr rnfoa for Irinicr (declared a liroZTeSui Vf rnnKlipun .f k... l.. f ... r i. , . I . , 1 i beetl
jber of the United States senate, be- hat many of the senators who had in- member of the house. "I would not be. praslin with fraud in the sale to her j ',lnB- Tnre not Te lnn Bv
Icause his election was aided by "cor-itenued sunding by lum. have decided j surpnsea 10 see tne republicans Hee;and her late huband, Charles Hmil-1 U,,,C,B 1 " v,"'
Wasliinstou. iJan. 14. The postofflce ! P1 P"ctJces, is a conviction mat """" "e ' ' o.niucu,ioii ra:ne ai isootor.. or a collection or
rotary snow : appropriation bill, carrying 1233.000.- i ,s Raing groina. ; ' b " "u-u , ! pictures. Iater tbe ducness withdrew
i evidence tnat coitudi Drac-i" ii i iiicnus auu v - 1 "."'"o - . j iaji 1-
All hut Five rtlaks In Adams County
Sold 'llielr Votes.
West Union, Ohio, Jan. 1 i. Inquiry
I has developed that 100 negroes have
disfranchised because of vot'j
-'") was completed by the bouse com-
THAI t lC TIK.n I P.
Sacramento, Cal , Jan. 14.-
1 tices- were resorted to Is so slmule I enemies alike. This is likely if it is-mer may be ejected is because in so 1 f,, tn Ktf.n t,rreHlneS
; .... . ' Jlnnwn fr- . f,. .h. eW: I man V Of fh RtafA. .pn.lAr, .,.,nn. 1 . . . 7. "7
ana positive ioai qui iew senators """" , . . c fondant maintainea li tne
Peoria Distiller Dies..
Peoria. III.. Jan. 14. Samuel Wool-
the complaints, but the prosecutor re-: nr ai?ed C4, millionaire, aud a vetcr-
-With ; Monday. The amount is an increase
..11 ,1....- ..V. .. Jk ! . i i . a.a ... n . . . . . hgrk tho Tiarra tA f rv in mak-a tha rn
... it iv a i . n it u I I r- 7 nr i ii i i i u i nvar I it a la ct b nnrnrw ...v. .... vj- m j . - v i
into the Sierras dow n, the Southern ' Hon i lie think otherwise. Many members ;eel1 8 Pciai
b-j has enough votes to defeat him. Sot re-election maat take their chances in , were not whal n2 represented it was'
I he do-an distiller, died today.
Pacific ml Woriot-ii P. ifii nffieM '
here can obtain but meager reports i
of the extent of the blizzard that is
rapine in the mountains.
privilege servers hare itEe primaries. The senators from the
Arrest Train Robbers.
Ogden. I"Uh. Jan. 14. The
I of the senate who bad intended voting
' for Lorimer"s retention were under the
train ; impression that the entire controversy
any heart to fight for a lost cause.
' a a- v
because he had been deceived himself.
I i-u more than a !
woti. ua'KAT fEi-VES. jtorial primary laws, including those j montn fn jaJ, awai,lllK trial he was
By voting for Loriuier after it is j
from New nngiand and from Penns
j robbers who held up the Overland li'.i-lwas more or less complicated, and! certain he is to be defeated the mem-jVanla' are tor Lorfmer
his freedom. The Judge an-'
GALESBURG TO VOTE
ON COMMISSION FORM
(Jalcftbusg. 111.. Jan. 1 1. Petit riii
"W ' t a t m O
V lt1 IPW X 1 ,.,Itl t.A hA K.'jI friinri Tt'AtilftV truiltv a kwin 4HU. aakln frr flu lxrt Will
. aii overiana tranic Ijas Keen tied;. ted on tne outuern Pacific a weekihat it would be a matter of com par-1 bers of the old guard only still further ?"1J" 6rnt11' iri ine aiea f frai( jn conucg.tioa yjth the Bale ot tn !h fornrobfalau form of governnr ut
iip, wLile both cocaines Lave bua-iago were arrested today ia Uus cltf. iaUve eas to find some excuse for suj discredit Usenelvea wKli Uit, yeoie tcontiuued oo Fate rvarli 'nuu uittuie. I tor Ciaicauur