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SIXTIETH YEAIt. NO. 110.
SATURDAY, MARCH 4, 101 1. TWELVE PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
SIXTY-FIRST CONGRESS CLOSES IN WILB CONFUSION
Speaker's Attempt to Gavel Vay Through the Final
Business of the Session is Balked Af
ter Stormy Scenes.
MUCH WORK FOR
Big Supply Bills Given Right of Way at the Last Moment and
Are Put Through and Receive Taft's Signature
Cannon Formally Retires.
IN CLOSING HOURS OF CONGRESS
Big supply measures passed.
Joint statehood killed in senate.
Tariff board bill and Suiloway pension bill, facing'
defeat, are withdrawn.
Magazine postage investigation not provided for.
No vote on Canadian reciprocity taken by senate.
Congressional reapportionment crowded out.
Washington, March 4. The j
61st congress came to an end
today by constitutional limita
tion. Despite the peril that
threatened the big appropria
tion bills almost up to the last
moment they all finally got
through and received the signa
ture of the president.
The last bill signed by the
speaker of the house was the
postoffice appropriation act.
GIVE t'H TARIFF BOARD.
The fight for the tariff board
bill was finally given up by Re
11:45 a. m. The bill was with
drawn and tbe gang rule was
abandoned. T turmoil in the
l ouse was stir and the block
aded confercr reports on tbe
up and passed.
At 12:02 o'clock, or noon,
(at 11:20 a. m. oiiicially)
Speaker Cannon called Repre
sentative Underwood of Ala
bama, the democratic leader,
to the chair Speaker-elect
Clark offered the usual resclu-
tion of thanks of the congress
to Speaker Cannon and then
made a speech.
Amid wild cheers Cannon re
sumed the chair. Clark intro
duced him to the house a4
"Uncle Joe," the second man
who served as speaker longer
than eight years and the only
man serving as a member for
36 years. Cannon responded
MARKS ANOTHi:X MM KHI.
The house at 12:15,
11:30 official time, recessed
for 15 minutes. It then resum-
cd session and Cannon made a
speech in which he discussed
the policy he had sought to ob
serve in presiding over the
Tbe speaker expressed faith
that the next house will observe
fair play under the constitution.
He said he would be glad to
serve under the "genial rule"
of Speaker-to-be Clark.
Following adjournment at
12:35 the members of the
house joined in choru3 singing
"America"' and other patriotic
House Works Itself Into
Parliamentary Tangle Two
Hours Before Adjournment
Washington. March 4. With ad-
journment but little more than two ; livery routr w.i m. -litt.-.j.
. . IIOCKK The hoiiFP. thouph r-.lir-hours
away the house wa in a we , trg ,ar.h,.r .f i,.-.a bilis. has t.n
tn nilivk today. : marking ii:n.-. waitiim for the . n.te t.
brought about by the democratic ril-
. . , . .ii I
ibuster against the tarm ooara I'lt'
as it came from the senate. A roll
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. a au in ftrn(rpoc 35 T tnlit IlOUr OU
BILL FOR A
SERGEANT - AT - ARMS
'he adoption of a rule for considera
tion of tbe measure.
After a night of some business,
much talk and a good deal of singing
and hilarity, the house at .'I o'clock
tor.u iip the conference report on the
postofhe appropriation bill. At 5:40'
a recess was taken until 7:15. The
postoffice bill was passed after the
senate provision for a commission to
investigate the facts relating to sec
ond class mail matter was dropped.
BKfilS FIMBl'STER. .
The "tariff board bill" was received
from the senate and the democrats
immediately bepan a filibustering,
forcinsr a roll cull whenever exr-nso
CANNON TAKES HOLD.
Dalzc-11 of Pennsylvania, chairman
of the rules committee, reported a
special rule cutting off debate on the
bill and providing that at once upon
the adoption of the rule the previous
question be ordered. Foster of 1 1 1 i
no!s retaliated by making the point
of no quorum, but the speaker ig
nored this move.
The democrats again entered upon
an exciting filibuster. Wild confu
sion broke out when the speaker ig
nored the democrats and ordered a
roll call on the general defiriency
The speaker ordered the ser-'
want at flrma tn take the mace and
force the members to take their
seats. The roll call proceeded amid
riotous contusion. i ne democrats
protested wildly. The roll call on
the previous question on the tariff
t Continued on Pajre Six.) !
Forecast Till 7 P. M. Tomorrow for
Rock Ibland, Davenport, Moiine
Fair tonight. Sunday increasing
cloudiness, not much change in tem
perature. The lowest temperature to
night will be slightly below the freez
or ing point.
Temperature at 7 a. ra. 27. Hi..est
yesterday 46. lowest last night, 27. .
wiocity or wind at
a. in. 5 miles
Relative- humidity at 7 p. m. oo, at j
7 a m. 07.
Sta,-? of water 3.1 a fall of .2.
Slowly falling stages in the Missis
sippi will continue from below Du
buque t' Muscatine.
J. M. Slii:RIi:n, Local Forecaster.
(From noou today to noon tomorrow.)
Pun sets rises C, 24; moon set !
10:16 p. m.; moon in conjunction with
Saturn, passlcg from west tt east ci
Work of Day in Congress
Washington. March 4. Following are
the proceedings briefly told of the two
houses of congress yesterday.
EN iTK Th senate pa.s.l the fin
dry civil, the 1 aval r.J ti.e pn.-Uitfi'-i'
"7 t""I rintion tMs. Aftr-r mime d bate
tt. r'rejM.sed irrrease in th rat3 t.r
mac:7.i:.t was s-tri.-ken out a.ei tin;
proposed rorutunation f the arpropria
t'oi.s fyr tt.e sur ami tlitr rural free ue-
...-t i!fH,iri ir.p
MTpr iat ion rr-as
OouffTos last nicni were buv on
pj' 11 ..in.--. a ..ii.j 1 -e-11 1 .. j rrti y m
sat w-ei rognition from the h.-use f r
l t. discovery of the north r'l Th-
hi:w v ii vj 1 niiie 1.1m u r.ar aiiaiirai
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NO SCANDAL FOUND
BY THE COMMITTEE
! Report on Ship Subsidy Ixhby Meth
I ods Declares There Is Noth
"Washington, March 4. There is
and baa been no use of improper In
fluence either for or against Bhlp sub
sidy legislation. So says the special
committee of the house in a report of
the investigation for which it was
appointed a year ago. The report was
presented to the house today. The
charges made in this connection that
reflect upon members of congress are,
the report declares, "wholly false."
WRITER GOES TO SING SING
Bronghton Brandenburg Guilty of
Forging a Check.
I New York, March 4. Broughton
Brandenburg, the magazine writer,
who was charged with forging and
cashing a check for $50 in connection i
with the 6ale under alleged false pre-1
iienses 01 an arucie purporting 10 i
; Lave been written by Grover Clove-.
land, was found guilty yesterday and .
sentenced to Sing Sing prison for
term of from two to four years and !
six months. The jury was out only 15 i
I "resident He-port
minutes. Brandenburg almost col-
lapsed when sentence was pronounc-i
MYSTERY IN DEATH
OF DANVILLE MAN
Danville, in., March i. .Much mys -
tery surrounds the death of Frank
White, a wealthy farmer, found shot
to death in the doorway of his home
near Danville, this morning.
.Mrs. White says her husband was'
killed by burglars, but the coroner
insists it is suicide.
TAFT CALLS AN
FOR APRIL 4TH
Washington, March 1 President
Taft today issued a call for a special
session ot congress to
The only reason cited in the call for
the action taken was the failure in the
sena'e of the Canadian reciprocity
resolution, which had passed the
tuTIIJilM M M Minn ; i rr,i,,ii!,i , v.
a. nn "
DEMOCRATIC CONGRESS WILL BE
ASKED TO DIVORCE PHILIPPINES
trial Corresi oi dt n.-- of T?.o Arn..)
Washington, March 2. Divorce ihe
Divorce them at the earliest possible
moment consistent with our obliga
tions, guaranteeing their independence
as we guarantee the independence of
Cuba, until the neutralization of the
islands can be seurrd by treaty with
Congressman Adolph J. Sabath will
a resolution to this end as
soon as the new democratic house ot
reprc-ser.tatives comes tr.to existence. ,
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si-ihli-ir-T h u c t-c-1 his hnV V fir 1
Texas Member, Leader
ship Repudiated, Quits
WIRES HIS GOVERNOR
Gives Approval by Democrats
of Arizona Constitution as
of Texas has
aresigrned from the Senate.
Bailey made no explanation
THE HUMAN EXTRA GETS
work on April 4 and mind, this Js to
i as to his reasons for resigning,
. . , , .
He first presented his resigna-
jtion to Vice President Sher-
iman, who refused to accept it.
j Bailey then wired the resigna
tion to Governor Colquitt of
!Texas. Bailey's term would
nQt haye expired until March 3,
C.iK His- RKASON.
Hailey, in conversation with fellow
senators, based his reasons for his res-
ignation upon the vote cast by the
! democratic senators In favor of the
! approval of the constitution of Ari
zona, which, he said, was so contrary
to his ideas of government that he did
J not feel justified in continuing his ser
vice with senators who, as members of
his own party, would take the position
: they had taken on that proposition.
I.KAIKHllir HEIM IllAi Kl.
It seems Bailey's leadership has been
; repudiated the last few days by the
democrats, and he took small part in
! the proceedings.
I (11.(11 II I IIK( I IM.
Austin, Texas, March 4. Governor
it is announcea, refused
accept Senator Bailey'6 resignation.
long time. Incidentally, the views cited :
represent the attitude of cine-tenths of
the democrats of the houfe. In fact, ii
is the democratic position on th? sub-j-ct.
Post I ION IS X Mil K.
The republican position on the Phil-:
Ippines is vague, but rracticaliy
amounts to this: No indeperdeiite for
the Philippines "within the present
Judge Sabath gives two important
reasons why the Fnited States should
divorce the Philippines at the very ear-
liest posf.tle rcornent:
First: Tht Philippines axe costing
EDWARD F. DUNNE !
FILES A CONTEST!
Will Oppose Harri-aui a Democratic
Nominee for Mayor of
Chicago. .March 4. Edward F j
Duniie last night filed notice with
County Judge Owens that he will con- j
test the nomination of Carter H
in the democratic mayoralty pri
s. His managers reached the
niaries. His managers
decision after the election commission
ers' canvass in 30 of the 35 wards
during the day reduced Harrison's
plurality from 1,556 to 1,433.
In the event Dunne is defeated in
the contest, provided the proceedings
conclude before March 9, he still will
have the margin until that date to de
clare himself as an Independent can
didate. To do so, however, he would
be compelled to present a petition con
taining the names of 6,600 citizens
who did not vote in the recent pri
mary. IOWA RAII ROAD IS TIED UP
Atlantic Northern & Southern in Tos-
session of Unpaid Laborers.
Villisca, Iowa, March 4. The
lantic Northern and Southern railroad
be a work and not a talkfest.
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has been in the possession of l'o un-
naid laborers for three davs during
which time the workmen have refused
to permit a single wheel to turn on the
entire road. Officials have taken no
'action to run trains and are awaiting
! Tbe Atlantic line, which is 50 miles
long, was financed by a number of
: farmers and was completed Dec. ::i.
Debts incidental to the building have
not been p-iid. Wednesday morning
I'M) laborers barricaded the tracks and
refused to permit the road's only
train which was at this end of the line,
SIX BURNED TO
GOODS IN FIRE
Center, Texas. March 4. Six per
sons were b'.irned to death or killed
outright !n a fire here shortly after
midnihr. Many others were hurt,
home of them fatailv The neonlf w.r..
,5,14,,,.., ih. firemen to remove vnnd'l
from a store and were caught under
the failing walls.
the j.eojde of tho Fnited Spates mil
lif;riB of dollars annually. The. money
i.-; fcj.ent to maintain a standing army
in the far-off it-lands, fortify the coast,
build military roads, dredge Larbora.
and to build ar.d maintain a larger Pa-
cihe heet than would be necessary if tors Fiint or California, and Taliafer
we did not Lave, the Philippines t(, ro of Florida, ntltht r of whom will be
vn:; to PBAct
Second: The potsesslon of the i.-,-Jarais
is a standing menace to the
peace of the Fr.ited States. Nearly all
military authorities agree that in thr
tf'nti:.Li'.-l on Page Tttv
OF THREE-EYE LEAGUE AS
RESULT OF COURT RULING
ijufjQe Gridley at Chicago
erloo Was Never Lawfully Voted Out
Nor Quincy Voted in.
TURK SUED BY AN
Divorcee Claims He Swindled Her of
Valuable Jewels ami Se
curities. ! New York. March 4. Mrs. Cor-
nelia Baxter McKee Tevis, divorced
wife of Hart McKee of Pittsburg, has
i filed a sensational suit in Paris, the
j World says today, against Nedjib
Melhatnme Pasha, formerly one of
!the favorite ministers of Sultan Ab
After having found him a sympa-
Tevis placed jewels and stocks and,e?.,h fr"m ?"' H',IOn prt'jU,li
bonds in his care, she avers, and now
tiled suit to regain them.
The Turk says the valuable tn
question were given him by Mr.
Tevis to raise money for her and
he made her an advance payment of
$60,000 to meet her obligations be
fore selling them.
REWARD PEARY, AFTER ALL
t'oiigre in Itelated Action. l'ntmoteM
i:vilorr to I tear Admiral.
j Washington, I). C. March 4. The
j amended bill authorizing the presi
dent to nl ace Cautain Robert K.
Peary on the retired list of the corps
i of eivil i ngineers with the rank of
i rear admiral and ex'endlng the
' - e .... . . I. n I.
lliatlKS OI roilgieari id iiie ihn ui "'i-
discoverer was pussed
by the house
yesterday. 1 Tt to 34. ;
Tb" senate later in the evening
concurred in the house amend men t
and passed the bill, wotwewwifa 11
a law as soon as signed.
I nder this bill Teary will be pla -
od "on the retired list of the corps
of civil engineers with the rank of
read admiral to date from April
1 !):. with the highest retired pay or
that grade under existing law."
That is the date upon which 1'eary
titiained his goal.
13 DIE AT HONOLULU
I'.ut To 1ioera Cases There lle
I ailed o I 'rove latal.
Honolulu, March 4. Two more
de.it hs from cholera occurred here
yesterday. This brings the total until
bT of cases In the present outbreak
up to 15, of which IS have died. All
are native llawailans. The crew or
the steamer Sierra, which arrived yes-
) terday from San Francisco, was not
allowed to ouio ashore. Neither will
members of the trews of the Pacific
Mail liner Mongolian and the steamer
Zejilandia of the Australian line, duo
todav. be permitted to leave ilieir
.hilo in nort. '
KNOX RESIDENTS LEAVE
fj,, Dollars' Worth of Real Ks-
i,Miigc, Hands in Week.
Galesburg. III.. March 4. Far in sale 9
entries this ween in inox county win
total a million dollars, the largest week
oi record in the county. Many farm
ers ate prrpaiir.g to go to Canada or
some distant pait of the 1 ni' d Hia'.es
j Whiteside Realty Active.
Sterling, 111 , March f The volume
; of business In real estate tr ansfer
j loans and extensions of mortgage in
'Whiteside county from Jan. 1 to
March 2. aggregated 2.V)U,f.0o, being
rieavier man last ear uv oii'-i turn
CORN EXPORTS GROWING
Monthly shipments of Wheal F.eed
et liy Tfiose of Oilier Cereal.
Washington. D. C. March 4 Dur
ing January, the monthly exports of
wheal from the 1'iiitcd Stales for the
hist time weie ex:eed' d in juantliy
by the experts of corn, according to
tie- bureau of statistics of tlie depart
ment of commerce and labor. Of the
to'al done-stic exports of wheat for
the month almost 75 per cent wad
whipped from Portland, ore , and Pag
et Found point. Hour exi.rlH fur
he seven months were about per
cent below the five year a vet age.
ON MONETARY BODY
dent S her man.
March 4. Vi't Prei
totlay appointed Sena-
a member of the next tongteiri. to
toe national monetary commission.
Beloit Pastor Dead.
Heloit, Wis , March 4. Dr. George Francisco Ilertrari'l has l en agreed
It. l-avitt. pastor emeritus of the upon an provisional preHidcnt of II n
First Corirre?ational church, of lie- dura to erv c tint. 1 the election lu (A
loit, is dead, agr-d 72. ' tober.
Finally Decides That Wat
VICTORY FOR NORTH
Verdict Seems to Leave South
ern Clubs Without Any
Chicago, March 4. Owners of ttio
baseball franchise of 1 1 Waterloo
iClub or the 1 hree-Kye league won a
j victory in court today wh-n Judge
'Gridlev held the meeting that expell
ing Waterloo was illegal, and enjoin-
clal to the rights of Waterloo save lu
the manner laid dowu by the league's
Ul lNPY VOTBII IN.
At the time Waterloo was ousted
Quiucy, 111 , was given a franchise. On
ly four clubs took part In the meet
lng. Then Waterloo secured a teni
porary Injunction restraining the
league from enforcing the decision.
Judge Grid ley tod:i held the four
I clubs did not form a quorum under the
! constitution of the league. He held
five club must auswer present to
form a quorum
Will. IY IN I.KtCL'H.
This is held by
agement to mean
tli Wateilito rami.
Waw-rloo will re-
tn;Wn in the league, as threo other
1 Ixirlh.Lti ..1 ., I. . I.I 1... ...I.
ni un-i ii ih.i.- iie h.iiii i' i' nivau-
favor of its retention.
w II nil H I II K.I. II.
The decision holds:
That Waterloo has valuable prop
, erty rights entitled to "protection.
j 'ihat Waterloo has met all the re-
I qireiuents of Its contract,
T, . , . . xi,.1i,.(i -llh.
out hiing formally h.'uger with i
! fn tilt and given an opportunity to de
fend, and then only by a t'tn IImpN
j Th'it tlie provision of the connlltu
tion foifeii ing a franchise if a con
troveri-y i. ial.cn i.ii., court U ti"l
liinditig in l.i'V.
That Waieiloo is si ill a mi rnlier if
I Hi" league and no r,rlie ile i an b
' played v ii bout it.
ASKS FOR AN ACT
Senator Landee Presents Bill
to Provide for County Of
AS IS THE CASE HERE
mid I'rotide for Valuing of pro
bale 'lei k W it bout Vet chkily
of Calling f lection.
liil!. designed i-hih r;;i ! K to ta'.e
care of such manci as ;it pr -.eni con
Ik lit o( it Mni county in Kgaid lo
electing a huccckkoi to llie late .John
kmc1, in the probaic cbtl.'s ofn.
has been prexuiteil to the Illinois K' li
ate by Senator F. A I.and'-e of Mo
It provides lh.it v. hep there is a va
;incy siich as the pn hent one. that
the judge shall have the ,mt i !
name m siicj-j-skoi to 'lie one
Thrill ,, lt. a,i,,lioi. of this m .-.sure.
Jud-'e M. S U 11 would have the p wer
of naming a succo-sor to Mr It trick,
thereby saving for tbe county, fv'i'i'i
which would be the tost of holding a
special ef-t ion.
l.llUIIMill MM. I. H ill.
Dover nor Dinceti ha jitorui.e-d tha'.
he will lake no action for tailing a
hp-ial election, till some disposition
is made of the ri 11 . Attorney (Jeneiiil
Stead has been anl-ed for an ojuijiou
as to whether or riot the h.!l would be
valid, and he will give ins decision
ARE ALSO REBUKED
Ka rameiito, Cal., March 1 -- The a
teruldy adoptei tod;i a resolution -u-dernnlrig
th" action of the Fni'ci
htafe .eriat'- in M-atin Ixiiirner and
e"Oiully r-biikit.g the California feti
atois who vo"-d for I.orirner.
HEAD FOR HONDURAS
Pu-rto C'orte., Honduras. Marth 4.