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THURSDAY. APRIL, 6, 1911.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
SIXTIETH YEAR. NO. 147.
La Follette Introduces Res
olution in the
WILL BE HEARD LATER
Illinois Member Under Fire De
clines to Discuss Latest
! George M. Curtis Proposed for
! U. S. Senator to Break
Washington. April 6. Senator Deadlock.
LaFollette today introduced a reso
lution providing for another investl-;
pat ion of the Lorimer case. It names'
as the committee of investigation ;
Senators Works of California;. Town
send of Michigan; McLean of Con
necticut; Kern of Indiana and Fom
erene of Ohio. No action was taken
as LaFollette intends to speak upon j
the resolutions another day. Dcs Moines, April 6. A movement
r.w evidence claimed. j for George M. Curtis of Clinton as
Lafollette's resolution recites the United States senator was started yes
.rtirm of th senate at the last sea-1 terday by three progressive republi-
inn when If failed to declare the
0t nf Lnrimpr vacant because of i
the alleged corruption of the Illinois;
legislature, which elected him. The
"It appears from
ports of the proceedings of said Illi-
xtois state senate committee, thai" 1
witnesses who were not called and
sworn by a committee of this senate.
appointed to Investigate said charges i
have appeared before said committee I Deemer. 35; scattering, 4; Porter, dem
of the Illinois state senate and upon j ccrat, 51.
being interrogated, have given Ira- pses aito bill.
portant and material testimony tend ' The senate yesterday passed the
1ng to prorve that $100,000 was cor-;fcOUse bill to tax automobiles accord
ruptly expended to secure the elec- j jng to horse power and to turn 85 per
tioo of Lorimer to the senate." cent cf tne taxes over to the super
stose i ti oTED. visors to expend on roads.
"The testimony in the legislative i Attorney General Cosson held that
Investigation in Springfield is so
ugly." "said Senator Stone today,
' that it seems to me congress must
--taJte notice of it and. if I am itteUiff-sH-gWpyig to- thy stale w
mistaken, the senate m "raxe some ,
action The proprieties of the sltua- I
tlon might Influence the senate tv !
wait until the Illinois Investigation i
Is finished. The testimony produced ;
in Springfield undoubtedly would b !
brought officially to the attention of
the senate." !
talks, bct sats kothisg. J
Pittsburg. Pa.. April 6. Senator j
.Lorimer, who was In Pittsburg to-
.day for a short time, made the f ol-i
lowing statement to the Associated j
Press concerning yesterday's devel-j
PTTm 'avestlgauon at .
... w . 'a . fh
"I have refused to discuss these
charges of bribery from the time I !
'first heard of them, and I cannot
change the rule in
relation to the
news for Springfield yesterday."
Lorimer left at noon for Johns
town, Pa., where he was called on
TOWN WET BY ONE;
FRAUD IS CLAIMED
Colorado City Drys Declare That J3
Colorado City, Col., April 6. The
first count of Tuesday's election
1 . . . - 1 1 . V .ltT
Snowed me wr i" i""
by one majority. Now the
claim to have the affidavits
. ., I
foreigners that they voted without
being naturalized a.nd threaten to
carry the matter into the court un
less the official count reverses the
BOARD TRADE BILL
PASSES THE SENATE
. . . - -
Springfield, April 6.-By a vote of oa
to 7 the senate today passed the Chi-:
cago Board of Trade bill, which legal-:
ON 3-1 CASE
Cincinnati Ohio. April 6. A reversal !
of the recent decision of the national
baseball commission in the Three-Eye '
league dispute was sought here today
by President Tearney of the league and
Harry Hofer of the Quincy (111.) club. ;
from Chairman Herrmir.n cf the com-;
m!sion. At is clcse Herrmann said;
r.o definite action woud be taken for
several days. Hofer pleaded for the i
protection of Quincy'e interests, and.
backed by Tearney, argued for a 1- j
club circuit. i
Forecast Til! 7 P. M. Tomorrow for
Rock Island, Davenport, Molina
Cloudy and colder tonight with
the lowest temperature about 25 de
grees; Friday generally fair and
Temperature at 7 a. m. 36. Highest
yesterday 44, lowest last night 85.
Precipitation .01 inch.
Velocity of wind at 7 a. m. 16
miles per hour.
Relative humidity at 7 p. m. 76,
at 7 a. m. 98.
Stage of water 8.4, a rise of .2 In
last 24 hours.
Slowly rising stages in the Miss
issippi win continue from below Du
buque to Muscatine.
J. M. SHERIERi Local Forecaster.
(From noon-today-to-Doon tomorrow.)
Sun sets 6:28. rises ' 5:29;' moon sets
2:51 a. m.
CLINTON MAN IN
FATE DEPENDS ON DEEMER!
letter Withdraws He Will Have
flood Chance Attorney Gen
eral Rules on Primary.
cans who have voted in turn for all
the candidates for senator except Sena-
tor Young and the democrats
ble depends somewhat on whether H.
E. Deemer, who is cooperating with
Senator Young, w ill w ithdraw,
One republican who has voted in
turn for ail the candidates yesterday
voted for Paul E. Stillman, house
speaker. The vote was: Kenyon. 61;
the delegates to county conventions
elected by the parties at the last pri
mary have no legal-authority to serve
Vention next spring, which will elect
p r-r DCfiDI C
tlUDO OU itUlLt
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N DlUrUUn LUAUH
Itand. Sine Handed, Compels
Passengers to Walk to End of
Car and Yield Money,
Muncl Iad April 6.-"Hands up
Terybody,.. coolly remarked a ,0ne
bandit as fast express train No. 27 on
., . .
th BI Fur railroad was about five
" of Muncie last evening.
1 n3'1' wl,n a IU9l7 r"" iu o
hand, he called upon the 50 or so pas
sengers to come forwaxd to the spot
where he stood, partly screened by
the water tank, and the passengers
did so without question.
Attention of the 60 men and women
in the coach was attracted to the front
vestibule when they heard the crash
of glass at Selma, just east of Mun
cie. Benjamin Banta of Detroit went
forward to Investigate and was con
fronted by a man that slipped his
arm through the broken glass of the
door and unlatched it and entered.
Then followed the robbery.
Jewelry and watches the robber
cast uide. One man handed him a
HioTr,rknr1 tti.HH rrM stoh , tho,
; robber handed it back to him with an
!oath, saying, "I don't want that."
He received about $150 for his pains
land Jumped from the train while in
the very heart of Muncie, only three
.squares from the main business street.
I As the unknown clung to the steps
j while waiting to dismount a traveling
; salesman w ho had borrowed a revol-
' vpr from a trainman flrH mnuo ' 1
!throTh ndow at the robber and
; thinks he wounded him, but if so the
,,atUfr WR9 aMe tQ e.
iwnCPPWnCrlT nc PUIIDPU
Premier of Italy Outlines Policy of
the New Cabinet.
Rome. April 6. Premier Giolitti
; presented tne new cabinet to par
j liament today and outlined the pol
) icy to be pursued. He promised a
: number of electoral reforms. Re
garding the church, the policy of
complete independence would be con
IN BLOODY CRIME
St. Paul. Minn.. April 6. A special
to the Dispatch from Billings, Monxjonly person outside of the members of
says: "Cliff Root, a srockman of congress and one or two officers of the ;
Breed Creek, today murdered hia
father-in-law. F. A. Robber; step-son,
James Bridges: Mrs. Stompson. and
his own wife and killed himself. All
were shot except Mrs. Root, whose
head was crushed with an ax. Root Is
believed to have been temporarily
TO BE TRIED
Indictments Returned for
Officers of Invest
RAIDED AT CHICAGO
Concern Headed by Sidmond
McHie Accused of Misuse
of U. S. Mails.
Chicago. April 6. Eight Indictments
were returned today in the United
States district court in connection with
the raid several months ago by federal
authorities on the offices of the Capital
Investment company. The indictments.
When JUie postofliir department begins to ship all the magazines by
can keep in touch with our best muck-rakers.
it is stated, charge violations of the
federal statutes governing improper
use of the mails. Sidmon McHie is
president of the company.
NAMES GIVE.V OCT.
Later the names of the men indicted
were given out. They are: Sidmon
McHie, Richard I. Marr, William A.
McHie, James F. Southard, Frank H.
Williams, Charles W. Kicknell, and
Richard H. McHie of the Capital In
vestment company of Chicago, and
John L. Dickes, the company's repre
sentative at Aurora, 111. All are ac
cused of using the mails to defraud.
ACCCSED OF PEKJCRL
Another Indictment charged John
Rogers of the firm of W. R. Holligan
& Co. with perjury in jconnection with
his testimony before the gTand Jury.
A NEW INTERURBAN LINE
Representatives of Cities Meet in
Keokuk and Effect Organization.
Keokuk, Iowa, April 6. Representa
tives from Quincy, Carthage, Nauvoo,
Hamilton, Nkta. Powellson. and War
saw. HI., gathered here and organized
with Henry E. Dayton of Quincy as
president and Fred Swan of Nauvoo as
secretary, to build an interurban rail
road line. The organization will be
given a came and be made permanent
at a meeting to be held next week.
Keokuk, with its mile-wide dam across
the Mississippi river, is to be a power
center and terminal point. Steps of
financing will be taken immediately.
TAVENNER WRITES OF CAUCUS
OF DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSMEN
Editor's note. As a-special cour-
tesy. Clyde H. Tavenner, the Wash -
ington correspondent of The Argus,
was invited to attend the caucus of
the democratic members of congress
!at which the plans for the extra ses-
jsion were formulated. He was the
house who was .thus honored. ! majority not the minority of the
j house of representatives. The great
BY TAV. -day for which many thousands of dem-
(Spcal CorreponSeftc of The Arg-us ) locrats In this country had waited so
Washington, April 4. The writer j long, had et last come. Time and
enjoyed the rare privilege of being jagain success had been despaired of.
present at the caucus cf the demo-j but at last the nation had said: "Dem
cratlc members of congress, held I ocrats, the people of this republic now
Slow Progress Made in Or
ganizing Committees for
. New House.
SLATE WILL GO THROUGH
Republican Members Make Protest
Against Xew Rules, Cannon
Washington, April 6. The third
day of the extra session found the
democratic members of the house
still confronted by several problems
of organization and the legislative
program not yet finally decided upon.
It was the hopes of the leaders a
number of new committees would be
organized today. Now committees
will be elected by the house, itself.
SLATE TO flO THROUGH.
The democratic nominations have
all been prepared by the ways and
means committee acting as a com
mittee on committees, and the slate
thus made up will go through with-
COMING TO HIS OWN
out change. The senate committee
on committees may be engaged to
day in committee selections but the
session of the senate itself prob
ably will continue only a few min
utes and be adjourned until Mon
day. Both houses adjourned until
Monday. No committees were nam
ed by the house.
The house yesterday proceeded with
its organization by adopting a new set
of rules. The new rules follow closely
those that have governed the house in
the past. The democrats claim that
their greatest reform is in taking away
from the speaker his power to appoint
committees and to designate the chair
man of each. The new rules provide
for the election of committees .and
KETl RJf TO DEMOCRATIC PRACTICE
The second reform is a return to the
foimer democratic practice of permit
ting legislation on appropriation bills
when the legislation tends to reduce
the expenditures of the government.
The democratic rules continue "cal
endar Wednesday" and the unanimous
consent calendar and seek to perfect
the rule for the discharge of commit
tees, in order, the democrats say, to do
away with the practice of stifling leg
islation in committee.
In the debate Republican Minority
leader Mann was ably supported by
former Speaker Cannon and Represen
tatives Dalzell and Olmstead, with one
or two republican insurgents thrown in
for good measure. ,
previous to the opening of the extra
; session, and the great pity of it is
! that the whole American nation could
'not have been in that chamber and
; heard and seen Just what occurred.
In the first place the stage-settings
'were appropriate for a dramatic
scene. For the first time in 16 years
the democrats .were meeting as the
Mexican Insurrectos Have
Federal Forces Bot
MAY ATTACK SOON
Negotiations for Peace Have
Apparently Suffered an
Madero's camp, San Andreas, near
Chihuahua April 6. Orders have
been sent throughout the insurrecto
ranks to be prepared for Instant ac
tion. Francisco I. Madero, the in
surrecto leader, has moved his head-
freight oar hobo box car travelers
quarters from Bustilos Hacienda to
this point, which is within 35 miles
of Chihuahua. Madero says he pro
poses to extend the insurrecto civil
government until it Includes Mexico
HITCH IN NEGOTIATIONS.
El Paso, April 6. There appears
to be a hitch in the Mexican peace
negotiations. The only thing that
could be learned is that the Maderos
expect to return to San Antonio to
night or Friday morning, and that
a messenger is expected there to
morrow or Friday. It could not be
learned from which side the messen
ger is to come. '
GOVERNORS TO RESIGN.
El Paso, April 6. The report Is
published here that the governors
of three states will soon resign to
appease the demand for a change in
the various state governments. L.
Cutlerrez DeCara, the Los Angeles
socialist captain in the insurrecto
army, is preparing a recruiting tour
of New Mexico hi the interest of the
WORK HERE; SCPPORT CACSE.
The plan is to keep as many Mex
icans at work in the United States
as possible so they can contribute
to the cause and keep the army pro
visioned and armed. He says almost
every Mexican In the border statesis
contributing half his wages to the
MAIN FORCE BOTTLED CP.
Chihuahua City, Mexico, April 6.
Three thousand troops, representing
turn to you. They place the control
of the house of representatives in
your hands. The people do not expect
unreasonable things of you. They
simply ask for a square deal. Give
them government for the people, in
stead of government for the special
interests, and they will be satisfied."
HARMONT A FEATl'RE.
Harmony was a striking feature of
this caucus which will live in history.
There was one thing, however, which j
impressed even more than the spirit
of harmony. The 227 men before me
were serious-faced and grave! In the
iContlnued on Pay Four.
the main strength of President Dial's
forces In northern Mexico, are "bot
tled up" In. this city.
An instance of the proximity of the
insurrectos was shown at Aim ad a, 20
miles east, on the Kansas City, Mexi
co and Orient railroad. Hearing of
the presence . of the insurrectos, who
had occupied the town and were sleep
ing In the church, 300 federals were
sent before daylight to surprise them.
Eighteen insurrectos in the church
were killed. When the federal troops
returned to Chihuahua they reported
no prisoners. The Inference is that
they had been shot.
LOOK FOR BOLD STROKE.
It is the belief of the 700 Americans
in the city that Francisco Madero, the
insurrecto president, is preparing to
deliver p. decisive stroke. The opin
ion is that, with its present tactics of
allowing its forces to be shut up in
the towns, the government will never
be able to suppress the insurrection.
Chihuahua, with 35,000 Inhabitants.
Is well fortified. The churches, house
tops and other points of vantage are
surmounted by breastworks and ma
chine guns. The troops, mounted and
headed by brass bands, frequently pa
rade through the streets.
Madero, with Orozco and 1,200 In
surrectos. is at Bustillos plantation, CO
miles west, where, surrounded by his
staff, he has established a so-called
capital. Two thousand more insur
rectos in smaller groups are stretched
in a semi-circle about the north.
Abraham Gonzales, insurrecto gov
ernor of Chihuahua, is at San Ysidor,
about 100 miles west, where he has
established a provisional government
to the extent of appointing civil offi
cers and police.
SOLD THEIR VOTES
Grand Jury in Floyd County,
Ky., Indicts 297 for the
IMMUNITY PROMISE AIDS
Hush, to Confess and Kscape Prosecu
tion Other Counties May Be
Louisville, Ky., April 6. The Inquiry
into vote selling in eastern Kentucky
counties, which has resulted in a large
batch of indictments, is being contin
ued by Circuit Judge D. B. Gardner
and Commonwealth Attorney May, and
S7 more true bills have been returned,
making 210 in all.
Floyd county Is on the roll with Ad
ams county Oh io and .Vermilioa. coun
tyT"TuTiiois7the grand jury of Floyd
having returned a total of 297 indict
ments for vote selling. Judge Gardner
has gone to Knott county to see wheth
er there has been any abuse of suf
frage in that region.
IN ANOTHER COUNTY.
When the judge is through with
Knott he will continue to Magoffin and
will take steps to learn whether the
electors have been selling votes. This
done, he will return to Floyd county
and will begin the hearing of the 297
persons who are accused of having con
verted their ballots Into collateral.
It is said another big batch of Indict
ments will come in Floyd county.
The penalty for vote selling is a fine
of from $50 to $500 and disfranchise
ment for life. The vote buyer is liable
to imprisonment from 10 to 90 days.
RtSH FOR IMMUNITY.
When it was given out that the vote
buyers would receive Immunity If they
testified against the vote sellers there
was a rush to get in the bathtub, and
on the last three days of the court's
term 210 indictments were returned.
TARIFF BOARD ON
Will Conduct Investigation Simul
taneously With That of Woolen
Washington. April 6. The tariff
board has begun investigation of the
cotton schedule of the Payne-Aldrich
law and will conduct the work, so far
as practical, simultaneously with the
woolen schedule now under way. The
present plans of the board are to clean
up the piflp and paper Investigation,
now almost finished, and cenccn'rate
on woolens and cottons.
FILLS NUMEROUS POSTS
James C. Napier Nominated by Taft
as Register of Treasury.
Washington. April 6. The president
has sent to the senate the following
Register of the Treasury James C.
Napier of Tennessee.
Auditor for the Postofflce Depart
ment Charles A. Kram of Pennsylva
Deputy Assistant Treasurer of the
United States George Fort of Geor
Appraiser of Merchandise in the Dis
trict of New York Francis W. Bird of
Collector of Internal Revenue for the j
District of Kansas Fremont Leidy of
Collector of Customs. District of Cuy
ahoga. Ohio Maurice Maschke of Ohio.
United States Attorney, Southern
District of Wisconsin Guy D. Goff of
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
of Hawaii Charles F. Clemens of Ha
Body Found in Room With
Revolver Lying Near
NO CAUSE IS GIVEN
Declared Affairs of Well Known
Philadelphia Firm Are Not
Philadelphia, April 6. Late
this afternoon an authorized
statement by an officer of the
Lippincott company announced
Lippincott shot himself during
a period of temporary aberra
tion and that the business of
the firm would not be affected.
Philadelphia. April 6. The po
lice report that Craige Lippincott,
aged 6 5, head of the Lippincott com
pany, publishers, of this city, died
today in his home on West Ritten
house square from a gunshot wound.
Earlier in the day it was reported
a servant in the house had commit
Considerable mystery surround?'!
the case, as no positive information
was to be had as to how lippincott
BODY FOIMJ IX ROOM.
v Mr. Lippincott's body was found ly
ing half-drcssed on the floor of his
bedroom, by his valet. There was a
bullet wound in hia risht temple an I
near him lay a revolver. According
to the police death was due to tho
How he received his Injury, wheth
er by accident or design, is not pub- i
SON SAYS ACCI1KNT.
His son. Jay B. Lippincott made a
sworn statement to the rfepUfjT co'fo''
ners that It was his opinion his fath
er died as a result of an accident
Mr. Lippincott was of a highly nr
vous temperament anil always had a
fear of finding burglars in the hous .
From this fact his friends deduce that
he might have been alarmed by ;i
noise and accidently killed himself
while in a state of nervous excite
ment. IIRTKCTIYR ShCTTK'tl..
Two detectives detailed on' the case
reported that, from their Investigation,
they believed that without doubt Lip
pincott committed suicide. But they
did not know why he took his life.
ESTATE iS SOLD.
Iroperty in Iwer California It Is
Said Japan Wanted, Will
Tacoma, Wash., April 6. The prae
tlcal completion of the arrangement
for the sale of the Flores Hale estate,
comprising 12, 70 square niiles on
Magdalena bay on the peninsula 'f
Lower California, for over $I5,00.W"
was announced last night. The land
is owned by a syndicate Including .Les
lie M. Shaw, former secretary of th
treasury, and others. The land Is
said to have been sought by the Jap
anese government just prior to th
war game for a coaling fetation, bct
their offers were refused.
BANKER DIES ON A TRAIN
James Watt of Ies Moines Expire
While Knrotiltt to Tfa.
Des Maines. Iowa, April 6.
James Watt, pres'dent of the Ger
man Satings bank of Des Moines and
a prominent financier of Iowa, died
today on A Santa Fe train enroute
to Texas on a business trip, accord
ing to a dispatch received bere.
Springfield, 111.. April 6 The bill
which prohibits city councils from en
forcing a tuberculin test upon dairy
herds passed the house today. Th
proposed law does not prevent the ap
plication of the tuberculin test by thi
state veterinarian nor in any way
change the powers of the state board
of live stock commissioners to Inspect
cattle fdV infectious dlwasen. Neither
does it prevent the testing of the njiU
supply by cities.