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SIXTIETH YEAR. XO. 120.
MONDAY, MARCH 6, 101 1. TEN PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
OR IN FALL,
lAction on Tariff by Demo
Reciprocity Action Certain, but
Revision May Wait Till
"Washington, March 6. A majority ;
t of the members of the new ways and i
' means committee of the democratic .
i house held the first meeting today to ,
begin the formulation of a program, j
which may Include the selection of all
standing committees as well as a de- '
cision in regard to 'he extent of the
extraordinary session will go in the
matter of revision of the tariff. j
TVtO Vli:S HELD. j
One faction favors the enactment of
a hill to carry out the terms of th'j
Canadian reciprocitj-, and also favors (
reporting a schedule-by-schedule revis
ien of the tariff, with at least woolen ;
and cotton schedules tacked on the
( flKR VATl VKS OHJKrT.
Conservatives, however, favor action
on the Canadian agreement now and
consideration of the schedule-by-sched- been determined.
i;!e revision in the regular session next j Twelve persons were rescued from
winter. (the upper stories while the flames
partt committed. i were roaring around them. Some of
That the Canadian agreement will' these sustained slight injuries, but
be given prompt approval by the new none was seriously hurt,
e mpress is not doubted bv anv far- The origin of the fire is unknown,
tion. All of the democrats appear to The alarm was given by a passerby,
consider the vote in the last house as An alarm was Quickly given, but be
committal of the democrats to s.:eh : forP the firemen had arrived the ten
legislation. It is expected a new bill : antP- wno Pre asleep in the upper
to carry out the provisions of the rooms, began to appear at the win
agreement will be almost identical dows- filing for aid.
&itlL tha-McCall ), tuiif i uiing- pre. j" - - -nrm MKSTFXAMfis.': " ".
clsely to the agreement as negotiat-! A strong southwest wind was
ed by the administration. (blowing and in a few minutes, the
Iwest half of the building was a fur-
ir- lRAD COCMC i
Llftfc VVAn Otitryt !
Illlirll nrT rtin n
WHEN BOAT SAILS !
Transport Logan Will Tie Ijoadcd to
Guard With Soldiers fur
San Francisco. Cal., March 6.
Isot since the close of the war with
Fpaln has a troopship left this port;
with so large a number of men as j
the transport Logan will carrv when!
' it leaves for Manila today.
It cnmnlonwnl inelnriea frnnr.a Tl
K. G. and 1 of the Sth cavalry, the '
:i.fiiiv- a nH n r; h f t c r. i
'ies of the 2d field artillery and S00.:
'casuals. Among the Logan's cargo j
is SCO tons of steel structural ma-1
' chinery to be used in fortification j
work at Corregidor island. j
MEANT FOR BROTHER .
1 A-m-,tAf--li1 f 'liia-jLLtr Ciirl Actiiicr u
Peace M.ker Fatally Hurt by j
Chieago, March 6. Margaret
chell. aped 16. was probably fatally
stabbed by her father, Tatrick Mit
chell, when she stepped between the
latter and her brother on whom the
father is alleged to have drawn a,
knife. The thrust meant for the son;
entered the daughter's breast.
BURGLAR ALARM "WORKS"
Officers at Dallas Outer. Iowa, Cap
ture Tvro Thieies He1 Handed.
Dallas Center, Iowa. March 6. A
burglar alarm brought officers to a
general store here. They watched
two thieves at work and when they nif,ht protestin(t against the Peary
attempted to leave the store with;..,. K, Kt th nreir!Ant
money and a large quantity of goods
officers arrested them. Their names,
are not known.
AND BIG START
New York, March f . Securities wealthiest and most influential citi
of a market value of over $100,000 j zens of Louise county.
were stolen from the pocket of j
George Bancroft, broker, as he was; Five Hurt in Wreck.
on his way to deposit them in the! Jefferson City. Mo.. March 6. ' Mne committees win immea:ateiy ; expecteaiy in control, tne nemocrats
Produce Exchange ?.fe Deposit I Five persons were injured, one ser-ibe set to work w ith the object of proceeded to do a little investigating
company last Thursday. The pic( j iously. when a Missouri Pacific pas-: reducing waste in government expen-!and although they bad time to mere
pocket substituted an envelope forjsenper tra'n collided w :th a freight ' ditnres to the minimum. These ly scratch the surface, they develop-
the one taken and Bancroft did nctjer.gice in the switch yards here to-
discover the theft until today. day.
Forecast Till 7 P. M. Tomorrow for
Rock Island, Davenport, Molina
' Cloudy and probably threatening
tonight and Tuesday, moderate tem
perature. The lowest temperature j
tonight will be .slightly below the :
Temperature- 7 a. m., SS. High
est yesterday 40, lowest last night 33.
Velocity of wind at 7 a. m. 12
miles per hour.
Relative humidity at 7 p. m. 86,
at 7 a. m. 87.
Stage of water 2.8. a fall of .3
in last 4 8 hours. j
Only slight changes will occur In J
: the Mississippi from below Dubuque
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
(From noon today to noon tomorrow.)
Sun sets 5:53, rises 6:20; moon sets
12:46 a. m. ; moon at perigee, nearest
LOSS IS MILLION
Syndicate Block in Minneapolis
, . .
Destroyed by Fierce Sun-
of People Rescned From
Upper Stories May Have Been
Loss of Life.
Minneapolis, Minn., March 6 One
ct the most disastrous fires this city
has known destroyed yesterday the ,
Syndicate block on Nicollet avenue, !
between Fifth and Sixth streets. The
loss is estimated at $1,000,000 and j
it is possible that two lives were I
lost, although this has not as yet
race. The entire fire department of j
Minneapolis was called out, but it!
was inadequate to check the flames.
Later a call was sent to St. Paul for
help and this was furnished.
The high wind carried emoers
high over the business district and j
a number of small fires were started ;
on the roofs of buildings. Some or
these embers fell 14 squares from the
fire, burning awnings and other de
structible material upon which they
HRfiEST i.ossm, j
The largest individual losses are:,olution in the closing days of the
Model Clothing company, $175,-
Dry Goods company,
J. B. Hudson
J 1 00,000. ;
ou t s i (I e of the safe, which contained
merchandise valued at $200,000.
Young & Quinlan, $125,000.
Woolworth & Co., $20,000.
Other tenants, estimated, $100,-
Loss on building. $200,000.
Minneapolis, Minn., March 6.-
K. Zonne. one or tne managers or,parv and eet !n direc touch with the
he Syndicate building, swept hy fire
j Sunday, causing a loss of $1.200m0, to- j
dav announced both women reported
missing bad been accounted for.
TRTY BKn AT riVFTi.Avn.
Cleveland. Ohio, March fi. Thirty
persons were hurt during a tene-
Mit-'ment house fire today.
DOC COOK WIRES
TAFT A PROTEST
Trees President to Withhold Signa
ture to Peary Award Charges
Chicago, March 6. Frederick A.
Cook, the arctic explorer, today gave
out the test of a telegram he said
ho hurt ent to President Taft last
- h north note of tross immor -
'ality, exploitation of the public and
other Irregularities, personal and
PROMINENT I0WAN DEAD
! Hilton Melts Was One of the Leaders
in Louisa Coonty
Columbus. Junction. Iowa
Hilton Melts, aged 48. Is dead. ;
i He served two terms
t legislature and was
in the Iowa !
one of the
Congress May Hit Steel
Combine at Next
RESOLUTION IS READY
Stanley of Kentucky Asks As
surances That Inquiry Will
Washington. March 6
A search -
ling inquiry into the existence and
'operations of the so-called "steel
I trust" will be one of the first actions
!uken by the incoming congress, ac-
: cording to Representative Stanley of
Stanley introduced a res-
last congress but it failed. As a re
sult of a poll of members-elect of the
"" " " " "it he burning fuse of the second bomb.
coming congress Stanley feels con-!Tne mrer, Ignazio Damico. and the
fident of success. j
ok or tiik worst. I
'The attitude of the majority of'i5o'h bombs followed demands for
members is that this is one of the i
jmost dangerous combinations of cap
ital in the country," said Stanley,
j "If the meat packers treat cattle
'growers unjustly the latter can
slaughter their own beeves, if neces-
consumers. If the tobacco trust od-
roses the farmers they can hold back
their crop until a fair price is ob-
XO ESCAPING IT.
But when the steel trust advances
prices 300 per cent the public is
helpless, because the trus controls
the raw materials and dictates prices
to the few independents. Congress
and the people have a right to the
facts about the operation rf the steel !
monopjly, and the resolution will be
supported not only by the democratic
majority but by many so-called re
publican irsnrgents as well."
EXPECTS EARLY AfTlOW
According to Stanley he has assur
ance that the resolution will be taken
up and passed in the opening days
of the coming extra session.
Would Continue Case.
Hayward, Wis.. March 6. A mo
tion for a continuance In the Dietz
murder trial will be made by the
state when the case is called tomor
Mrs. Dietz's health
DORMANT COMMITTEES WILL
"COME BACK" UNDER DEMOCRATS
(Special Correspondence of The Arg-
Washington, March 6. Democrat-:
ie control of the house of represen-,
tatlves will mean more than revision '
downward of the tariff. It will also: the state department was called, and
'mean revision downward in govern-'that a majority of those present were
'ment eitravagance. ; democrats. Finding themselves un-
committees have teen appointed
(from year to year under the repub-'state
USE BOMB AND
Chicago Black Hand Inaugu
rates Another Innovation
ONE FOILED, OTHER WORKS
Policeman Stamp Out Fuse, bat
Match Ignite Oil Two Mer
Chicago, March 6. A bomb was
exploded early today in the hallway
of a building occupied by Italians,
and another, placed in the doorway
of a grocery, was removed and extin
guished by a policeman before it
could do harm.
In the latter instance, when the
policeman notified the grocer of the
: find and the latter lighted the gas
with a match, an explosion which
partly wrecked the store, showed the
bomb throwers had saturated the
floor of the building with gasoline.
No one was hurt in the first explo-
OF THE MEXICAN
sion, though the building was partly
Policeman Barker stamped out
policeman were burned in the fire
"ollowing the gasoline explosion.
i money upon the occupants or the
ONE-FOURTH OF DEBT
TO WEST VIRGINIA
Supreme Court Decides Celebrated
Virginia Case Ijeft to Settle
Washington, March 6. The su
preme court of the United States to
day held $7,182,507 to be the pro
portion of the $33,000,000 old Vir-
ginia state debt which West Virginia
is under obligations to bear. The
(court left the final determination of
the matter. Including the question of
interest, to the states to decide by
OUT UNDER CLOUD
Washington, March 6. Arthur M.
Travers. chief clerk of the third as
sistant postmaster general, was dis
missed from the service today by the
postmaster general, who declared
Travers manipulated postage stamps
for his own financial benefit.
" ' that -1- VlL--- -
lican administration, but there has
uajseldom if ever been a meeting of any
of them. It happened on one Wca
slon last spring that a meeting of
the committee on expenditures in
' e the fsc that in one year the
department spent $237.65 for'
Senator Lorimer Hailed
by Friends on His
SEES PROVIDENCE AID
Indicates He Had a Bad Scare
Rockford Meeting De
Chicago. March 6. With the declara
tion that the "hand of Providence"
saved him his seat in the United States
senate, William Lorimer came to Chi
When the "vindicated" senator'!
train pulled in at the union station a.
8:55 o'clock in the mcrning he climbed
down from the Pullman in which he
had passed a restless night, accompan
ied only by former Judge Elbridge
Hanecy, his counsel, and five stalwart
detectives, who under orders from Cap
tain Wood of the detective bureau, had
met him at Fort Wayne, Ind.
welcome is noisy. , man neciiDed, as did Senator Baoon
Surrounded by his bodyguard, Mr. (when asked to announce It. Thereup
Ixrimer, who appeared much worn. lon the Texan telegraphed it to Oover
walked down the train shed into tho!nor o. B. Colquitt of Texas, who tele-
corridors of the station, and then was
met by a leather-lunged crowd of sup
porters. These shouted and yelled
themselves hoarse and it was all that
70 policemen could do to keep the
crowd from swarming over his escort.
William Hale Thompson, In frock
coat and high hat, as chairman of the
reception committee, led those who
were first to grasp the senator's hand. !Bjon ..aft(.r he rooU fttt -Then
came "Manny" Abrahams, who j ,,e nnftjly withdrew it and in thn
as the "bellwether of the legislature" I evP1,in, made public the following
started the democratic vote for Lori-. ipirum Rant hv him tn (invrnor Col-
mer. Abrahams was closely followed
by "Jim" Monaghan, former county
controller, who holds the senator's
proxy in tho republican county central
committee when the latter is out of
tow n, and a dozen or so lesser lights.
PARADE 1 AITOMOBII.ES.
The senator, his bodyguard and the
few members of the reception commit
tee who couid fight their way to the
street, at once were loaded Info gayly
aecora'ea auiomornieB. i cen uie par- cratic tenators on the resolution ap
ade b-gan Two hundred fifty or more proving the constitution of Arizona
machines, all crowded to their capacity, 'as givln their support to those vag-
were in the parade.
All along the line of march men andldered hy resignation. The ablest and!
women came out on their porches and
waved American flags. These were
shoeing the horses of the state
partment. Secretary Knox admitt
the department had but
horses, except for a period of three
months, when the number was six.
This is but a sample of the extrava
gance of the state department.
FEW MORE mPORTlMT.
As a matter of fact, there are few
more important committees than
those on the expenditures in the
state, treasury, war. navy, postoffice,
(Continued on Pag- Foot.)
cheered by the occupants of the auto
mobiles. WOVKX CWHTCUC.
While the climax of the "home com
ing" was reached at the entrance of
Garfield park, the finale came at Sena
tor Lo rimer's home. Prom the en
trance of the park to bis home a big
military band led the parade, while the
Letter Carriers' band trailed in the
rear. At the home, 3700 Douglas boul
evard, an Immense throng had congre
gated. There were as many women and
children in the crowd as there were
men. and these all waved flags, which
were passed out by the arrangement
As the big band swung into the boul
erard on which the senator lives it
played "Anld Lang Syne," and 50 feet
from the house switched into "Home.
Sweet Home." With the cheering,
three bands playing and another squad
of 60 policemen clearing the way the
senator's automobile drew up before
RKI' ATIO DEM 4 DED.
Rockford. 111.. March fi. In one of th-?
largest and most enthusiastic mass
meetings ever held in this city, the res
ignation of William Ixrimer and Shel
by M. Cullom from the United States
senate were demanded yesterday by
2.0()(i citizens of RoekforJ and Winne
The demand for the Immediate re
tirement of both Illinois senators was
formulated in resolutions which wer
passed as the final act of the myelins
and after the big crowd had been
aroused by the scoring of a dozen
speakers of Lorimer, Cullom. and the
other members of the United States
senate who voted for the retention of
i)Kiii m) a TiitiTon.
During the meeting Lorimer was de
nounced as a dishonor to his state ami
a traitor to his country and Cullom was
a "6h;fty, self seeking politi
It was a meeting which went beyond
the plans of the citizens' committee
which had arranged the event. The
framers of the resolution had contem
plated a biting rebuke to both senators,
but before the completion of the read
along with Lorimer," echoed through
the packed court room.
BAILEY IN AGAIN
Texas Senator, Finding No One
to Accept Resignation,
IT WAS BASED ON MISTAKE
Finds He MiKconstrned Intent of
HennK-ratlr Senators Who Fsil
exl to Follow His Lead.
Washington, March C. Senator
Joseph W. Bailey added to the excite
ment and to the extraordinary epi
sodes surrounding the adjournment of
the 61st congress by resigning his of
fice as senator from the state of Texas
and a few hours later withdrawing
Angered by the attitude of his dem
ocratic colleagues in favoring the
new constitution of Arizona to the
radical features of which Mr. Bailey
has declared hjs opposition, he wroto
his resignation and took it to tho vice
president with the request that ho an
nounce it to the senate. Mr. Sher-
graphed In reply as follows:
"I decline to accept your resigna
tion and respectfully ask you to with
draw it. Please wire fully."
IIE1I LT I'HOIMIKSIKD.
Meanwhile the resignation wan a
subject of excited discussion about
the capitol. Not a few prophesied
that he would think better of hl deel-
"You know how unalterably I am
opposed to those populistic heresies,
known as the initiative, referendum
and recall. I would not be willing to!lllttk Shot to Im-miIi in .fall for
remain in any branch of the public j Threaten, ng Marthal of Town,
service if a majority of the party I Marianna. Fla., Marh fl.--(;alvln
friends associated with rue were will-Baker, a negro, was shot to death by
Ing to approve of them. Ja mob at Cypres, n-ar here, Katur-
Fll IIIMOKI.K MISTAKEN. fla' ''a'1' af,r 11 hUi- h" ,,""",-
r r.,cA f .1, ened to shoot the town marshal The
aries and under that Impression I ten
most conspicuous democrats who bo 1
voted have given ine their assurance
mat uc) uiu uui miniu lucir uici
to be so construed. At their earnest
request, as well as your own, supple
mented by many telegrams I have
concluded to withdraw my resignation
but no office could tempt me to com
promise with a policy which I am cer
tain would 1n the end destroy the
government established by our fath
ers." STRIKE ORDER IGNORED
Oilrago Builterw Continue to Work
Pending a .Me-fing.
Chicago, March f. Despite a
qualified strike order iriued to the
building trades Saturday, most o'f the
(men reported for work today, perd
jing a meeting scheduled for this af-Iternoon.
Moving Picture House in
FLAMES SPREAD FAST
Efforts at Rescue Fail and Vic
tims Fall Fighting at the
St. Petersburg, March 6 Ninety
persons, many of them children, were
burned to death, and 40 others Injured
in a fire that destroyed a moving pic
ture theatre at Bo'cgoie Sunday. Re
ports of the disaster were received
here today. Flames broke out while
the exhibition was In progress and
quickly enveloped the building, cut
ting off every avenue of em ape.
kix 1 v. t rrrMi'ii I'tiu
Futile attempts at rescue were
, made by those who happened to tie
cise by the exits when the fire atart
edxand by those from the outside, bu'
i ,n? ''""' of the flames drovt them
j hack before tbey could reach the
hrieUliiR victims, who in their efforts
l" K'f ,'lt r 'he building fought de
il-erately among thernselvc.
i INSURRECTOS ARE
Interfere With HuiMnitf of A merit mm
Hike Along the ('(dorado
Washington, March C. The Insur
rectos in Mexico are beKinniiiK t In
tel fere seriously itliT!ie Aiuurican
dike being built along the Colorado
river and have already caused dam
I age of $1,00, according to advices re
ceived by the state department. The
question of nnfegtiHrdiriK the engin
eers in their undertaking with Amer
ican tioojiB is still under consMei ;t
tion hy the United States and Mexi
Fighting at Tapia.
Kl Piiso. Tex . Marc h ;. - M.ill ad
vices from Torrt'on say American
Consular Agent Tarothers has re
ceived official advices of severe fight
ing at Tapia, Durango, in which
dynamite w-as used. Rebels left the
city after many had been killed oti
both sides and then destroyed the
IS OUT OF PRISON
Milvtaukceian Kays John It. WaNh !
Under (irrst Mental
Chlcago, March . Frank C. Plg
elow, the banker who wa released
from the federal prison at Fort Leav
enworth Saturday, arrived here to
day on the way to Milwaukee A-ked
about the condition of John R
Walsh, the former Chicago banker,
who is ieeking a pardon from Pres
ident Taft. Bigelow hald: "Walsh la
under great mental strain of course.
At bis ae prolonging IhU heroine
dangerous In his somewhat enfeeb
led s'ate. I earnestly hope be may
be released promptly."
FLORIDA NEGRO LYNCHED
mob broke in
to the negro.
the Jail door to get
Children to Greet Ruler.
London, March King fleorKe
iannouned bis intention to n'ertaln
I 100,000 London children at Crystal
palace on June J", in celebration or
BALLOTS TO BE
Chicago. March fi. County Judge
Owens today ordered a recount of tho
ballots cast at the primaries last Tues
day. The ordc-r was issued at the In
stance of Judge E. F. Iunne, who. on
the returns. s defeated for the dem
ocratic mayoralty nomlnat ou by
ter 11. Harrison.