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SIXTIETH YEAR. NO. 151.
TUESDAY, APRIL 11, 1911. TWELVE PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Remembers Them in Par
ty's Committee Assignments.
TWO PLACED ON RULES
;Cannon Ranking Member on
Appropriations Place Is
r Found for Berger.
Washington, April 11. Standing
committees of the house were elected
toy that body today, after the full
committee lists were presented by
Chairman Underwood of the wayB
and means committee. The minority
committee selections contained many
surprises. Impartial treatment to the in
surgent republicans is shown in the
dumber of choice committee places
given them by Minority Leader Mann.
GIVE TWO OFT OF FOrR.
Madi6on, of Kansas, and Ienroot, of
'Wisconsin, for instance, are given
places on the rules committee, where
fthe republicans have but four places.
'Oood of Iowa is on the appropriations
committee; Haugen of Iowa is ranking
' republican member of the committee
'ton agriculture: Kopp of Wisconsin 1"
'nlaced on naval affairs; Norrls of Ne
braska on judiciary and former ppeak
jr Cannon becomes ranking republl
ean member of the appropriations
, Mann took no committee assign
Jxnents himself, and will act solely as
' chairman of the minority conference.
The republican list includes the as
signment of Berger of Wisconsin, so
cialist, to the District of Columbia af
OTHER ASSIOSME.MS. j
Ofhr rennhlirans on imnortant I
Ways and Means Fordnay.of Ml
tchigan. C m-
Judiciary Sterling, of Illinois;
XH)dds. of Michigan.
Banking and currency McMorran,
f Michigan: McKinney, of Illinois
Kuies wuson, or Illinois. mapped out mree or imir "ffjfrcm 6enile debility or uraemic poison-
Elections No. 1, Pro.ity. of lowa;;8so- The idea of the senators in ms. The court declared that, were th
;No. 2, Nelson, of Wisconsin. No. 3;
Cooper, of Wisconsin; McKenzie, of II-
I Coinage, weights and measures
JfThistlewood, of Illinois.
Interstate and foreign commerce
f"Esch, of Wisconsin: Hamilton, of Mi
icbigan; Martin, of South Dakota.
Rivers and harbors Davidson, of
TWlsoonsin; Young, of Michigan; Rod
Menberg. of Illinois; Kennedy, of Iowa.
Agriculture McLaughlin, of Michi
Foreign affairs McKinley, of Illi
.nols; Cooper of Wisconsin; Kendall
f of Iowa.
Military affairs Prince, of Illinois.
Naval affairs Foss, of Illinois;
,Jxud, of Michigan; Kopp. of Wiscon
sin. Postofflce Samuel W. Smith, of Mi
chigan; Macden. of Illinois.
Public landa Pickett, of Iowa.
Indian affairs Burke, of South Da
Insular affairs Fullor. of Illinois;
Hubbard of Iowa, Morse of Wiscon
sin; Towner. Iowa.
Railways and canals Davidson, of
Wisconsin; Kendall, of Iowa.
Public buildings Nebon. of Wiscon
sin; Towner, of Iowa; Copley, of Illi
nois. Labor Smith, of Michigan.
Invalid pensions Fuller, of Illinois;
Tbistlewood, of Illinois.
Civil service reform Prouty,
Election of president Young.
e.xcha.ngf: ( ompmhkstj.
Th olerfinn of hnus mm m H f :
occupied more than two hours. The j posed amendments to the plaintiff a ! worth aifa tnen to her husband. In
republicans charged the democrats ! bill be filed by April 17 and any ; whlch he reviewed his wrongs in de
with unfairness in tutting down mi- replication by defendants by April j tal1 and intimated tht If he was
nority representation. The demo-: 20. Counsel for defendants stated ; obl!Sd to leave Moiine, where he had
crats defended the action on the there would be no replication, so6Pnt10 active years and establish
ground they had arranged a propor- that with the filing of amendments j himself elsewhere it would mean to
tionate representation on commit-'
tees according to tne majority tney ; the case will be In order for hear
liave in the house itse'f. ' sne.
TWENTY WERE DROWNEDj
Los of Life When Irtxiuois Poun
ders orr (uii hUn.i. ii. j
Victoria. B. C, April 11. Twenty!
lives were lost when the steamer!
Iroquois foundered off Coal island !
early yesterday. Five bodies have!
1 een recovered, including those of
the fireman, steward, a Chinese cook ;
r.r.d two passenger, unidentified. Out;
of the ship's rci:3pai:" of 1? passen- !
fiors and crew of 1?. four passengers
and seven of the crew were saved.
The Iroquois was a wooden stcair.-.
er of 120 tons. tu;!t in BrH:sh Ccl-
i-u.bia ten years ago and owned and i
.omiuar.ded ly Captain Soars. Ii3"Verea in ise nouee. -Muraocn pro-
!--:,! i ort was Svdncv 15 '
u.ih cf Victoria, r.r.d it did a heavy h
passenger business Er.d frc:?tt trade
alog ibe islands zzr.h cf Sydney.
Forecast Til! 7 P. M. Tomorrow for
Rock Island Davenport, Moiine
Unsettled with showers tonight or
Wednesday, continued warm.
Temperature at 7 a. m. 45. Highest
yesterday 57, lowest last night 39.
Velocity of wind at 7 a. m. 12
miles per honr.
Relative humidity at 7 p. m. 45, at
7 a. m. 73.
Stage of water 3.2, a fall of .2 in
last 24 hours.
A falling tendency In the Mississ
ippi will continue from below Du
buque to Muscatine,
J.M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
(From noon today to -noon tomorrow.)
Sun sets 6:31, rises 5.22; moon sets
5:13 a. no.; planet Mercury seen setting
shortly after sunset.
! Yesterday in Congress
Washington, Aprfl 11. Following is
an outline, taken from the official rec
ords, of the proceedings of both houses
of congress yesterday:
SF.X4TE Senator Young of Iowa
Bjoke in commendation of the commis
sion plan of municipal Rovernment as
it npf rates In Ven Moines. Adjournment
was taken to Thursday to riv the re-ti'ililir-an
and democratic rommlttees on
j committers time to complete their work;.
hoi rc Kepreeentative .Mann, minor
ity leader, was not prepared to submit
his selections for standing committees,
and adjournment was taken after a brief
TO PASS SENATE
Administration's Anti-pass Bill
Favorably Reported by
NOW EXPECTED TO CARRY
Initiative and Referendum Likely to
Also Get Through Upper
House This Week.
Springfield 111.. April 11. The admin-
i istration's anti-pass bill was reported
favorably by the senate committee to
day. This, it is said, practically as
sures passage by the senate.
SEA ATE TO PASS KBFERKXDL'M.
Springfield, 111., April 11. Initi
atlveand referendum probably will
be passed by5 the , senafc this -week
only to founder In t-b,e house.
In view of the..peral antagonism
manifest in th Lo;ts, Senators Ma
gi!! and Hay luagfttreek to have sub -
I stituted the ceutproniise resolution
j framing the compromise was to have
""S reaay 10 suomn in case
.ne noute oeaa.ocKea wun me sen-
ate over details and a joint confer-
ence became necessary. Th outlook.
Th Miifl rrlr
however, is that the house will not
give the resolution votes enough to
throw it into conference.
0 HMOE I OPTION- LAWS.
Liquor legislation will remain
where it is for the present session,
according to the belief of assembly
leaders. Honors are expected to be
even in the house this week. The
county option bill is said to have
only 65 or 70 supporters instead of
the 77 required for passage.
The program is to take up the
"dry" and the "wet" bills in succes
sion. "Drys" who vote against
county option will thus be able to
demonstrate they have not gone over
to the "wets" as they will have a
chance to vote against the repeal of
EDDY WILL CASE
TO BE HEARD SOON
Pleadings Will Be Completed
April 'JO at Latest, It Is
Concord. N. H.. April 11. Chief
(Justice Wallace, after a conference
with counsel for both sides in the j
contest over the will of Mrs. Baker '
Eddy, founder of the Christian Sci- I
enr-n i-htir-h rrrtrd that (ha nrn. I
the pleadings will be completed and
rfillC Tfl finillT
llhuc iu rntm
BE SO LABELED
'Washington. April 11. Represema-
live Murdock. the Kansas insurgent, to-j
cay aiised a blow at the tlme-hocored
tustoru which permits members of con
gress to print "speeches" in the Con-
gressiona! Record that never were de-
Tf hereafter the record shad stow
plain, tiack-faced type that such '
eeche3 were no: actuary spoken, but
pear under "leave to print." I
Missouri Supreme Court
Favors Alleged Slayer
HAD SERVED A YEAR
Judge Latshaw Criticised for
Ordering the Defendant
Kansas City, April 11. Dr. Hyde,
convicted after a sensational trial of
the murder of Thomas H. Swop the
millionaire philanthropist, was today
granted a new trial by the Missouri
supreme court. Hyde had been In jail
nearly a year following a sentence to
SO BAIL, ALLOWED.
The supreme court, in setting aside
the verdict of the trial court, remands
Hyde "to the custody of the marshal of
Jackson county without bail." An im
portant part of the decision was that
In which the court said Judge Lat
shsw's action in ordering Hyde locked
uj during the progress of his trial was
"Improper and unjustified."
FELLOW PRISONERS CHEER.
When the news was received at the
jail Hyde's fellow prisoners congratu
lated him, and then broke Into cheers,
the demonstration continuing several
DE.MES COXCLl'SFVE PROOF".
Today's decision gives particular at
tention to the typhoid fever epidemic
and the alleged use of poison by Hyde.
The court reviews how the state show-
j "B " "
.1 A 1 -3 .. . . - , , . .
epidemic of typhoid fever which in two
months brought to bed nine persons.
These, the court Fays, were charged to
Hyde partly to support that the more
Swope heirs died the larger would be
the share of Mrs. Hyde, but the oourt
does not treat the proof Hyde had any
thing to do with these misfortunes as
MIGHT HAVE BEEX DISEASE.
The court points to the evidence that
Colonel Swope was 82 years of age and
jthat the svmntoms of his last sickness
would Justify the conclusion he died
j testimony of one witness for the state.
( r. Vaughn, laid aside, it would be dif
; fiout to reach a sarisfaoto ry conclusion
I ,,,, , , . , . ,
prima facie cause of death by poison-
TO COME UP SOON
Moiine Physician Will Shortly An
ewer Charge of Misuse of
Peoria, 111., April 11. For the com
ing session of the United States court,
which will open on Monday, April 24,
the criminal calendar has been made
up and contains one case of import
ance. This is that against Dr. Tho
mas J. Lamping, formerly of this city,
but now of Moiine, who is charged
with using the United States mails
to further a scheme to defraud by
sending intimidating letters to William
Butterworth. president of the Deere
Plow company, demanding the pay
ment of the sum of $35,000. Dr.
Lamping was one of the staff physi
cians at a Moiine hospital of which
! Butterworth is chairman of the board
jof directors and In defending one of
the nurses who had been discharged
the doctor became embroiled in a con-
troversy itn tne airectors and was in
turn discharged. He then wrote a ser-
1(8 UI leiierB, DTSl lO MTS. BUtter-
!nltu & financial loss equivalent to $35
uuu. mis statement, in connection
with others in other letters, was con
strued Into a demand upon Butter
worth for $35,000. and the arrest of
the doctor followed. He gave bail In
the sum of $1,000 to await the action
of the federal grand jury, and the case
is to come up at the coming session.
iTWO PEDDLERS KILLED
! Man and Woman Struck by Barling.
ton Train at Maiden.
Maiden, m., April 11. Two peddlers,
a man and a woman whose Identity has
not yet been learned, were struck by j
passenger No. 18 on the Burlington at j
aiaaaen yeszeraay morning, and were
Instantly killed. No one knows who
the parties are and when and how they
arrived at Maiden. Their bodies are
at present at the freight house at Mal-
dec awa:t!rg identification. Neither cf :
the bodies was mangled to any extent- i
EX-MAYOR OF CLEVELAND, WHO IS DEAD
&M4mkM$m n? i.&$r
HELlVi COMMITTEE Kfl
Said That Gne of Those
Fund of $100,000 to
Springfield, rOapril ll.A Jordi
to a rumor toditAe Helm conrrnittee
is in possession of theViames of per
sons referred to as "we" in the alleged
conversation between Clarence S.
Funk and Edward Hines, when it is al
leged the latter said "we are trying to
collect back some of the $100,000" he
is said to have declared it cost to "put
Lorimer over." .
One is said to be manager of a Chi
There was nothing found on either the
man or the woman to disclose their
identity. They seemed to be selling
coat hangers and other small trinkets,
as there was a large supply of these ar
ticles in the grip which they carried.
SPLIT VERDICT ON
Michigan Legislative Committee
Roth Kudorses and Condemns
Warden at Marquette.
Lansing, Mich., April 11. The minor
ity report of the committee which" in
vestigated the alleged abuse of prison
ers at the Marquette penitentiary de
mands the removal of Warden Russel
and the abolishment of flogging. The
report holds Russel responsible for tne j
death of a prisoner named Walsh, who,
it is alleged, became terrified at the.
cries of a prisoner being flogged and
committed suicide. The majority re
port endorses Warden Russel, but rec
ommends the abolishment of corporal
BREATHITT IN FEUD
Shots Fired When "Devil" Anse i
White Kills Assailant. directed by the court, which left to the
Lexington, Ky., April 11. Breathitt jurors merely the matter of damages
county again faces a feud war. The 'as the "only question with which
opening shots were fired when "Devil" j they could properly concern them
Anse White killed Jason Deaton and selves.-' The Jury assessed the dam
wounded Luke Begley, and was him- j ages at $74,000, which, in accordance
self Injured. Deaton and Begley went j with the conspiracy provision of the
to the home of White near Jackson to Sherman law. the court trebled.
settle an old grudge. White was quick
er on the trigger and "got' Deaton,
though Deaton, before dying, succeeded
in wounding White. Reports from
Jackson say members of both factions,
all armed, are on their way to the
New York, April 11. Sam Loyd, i
the well known puzzle expert,
dead, aged 70. I-oyd's fortune is !
estimated at more than
Who Raised the Alleged
Elect Lorimer Senator
of Chicago Bank.
cago department Btore and the other
president of a Chicago bank.
Madison, Wis., April 11. The
resolution condemning Senator Ste
phenson for his vote to permit Lor
imer to retain his seat and con
mending LaFollette for his vote,
passed the senate today. Senators
Berry and Lyons voted against the
resolution. It already has passed the
NOT TO PAY
Verdict in Celebrated Dan
bury Hatters' Case Re
versed on Appeal.
DAMAGES FOR BOYCOTT
Circuit Court of Appeals Decides
Trial Judge Practically IH
New York, April 11. The long
standing controversy between the Dan-
bury, Conn., hatters and the union,
known as the United Hatters of North
America, was brought up again yester-
day by a reversal of the judgment
for $232,240.12 which Loewe & Co. of
Danbury obtained as damages for the
union's alleged boycott of the hat
manufacturers' interstate business.
The United States circuit court of
appeals, on a writ of error. 6et aside
the judgment of the circuit court in
'Connecticut and ordered a new trial.
The verdict upon which Judgment
was originally entered was practically
The opinion rendered yesterday
finds that the lower court erred in di
recting the verdict.
VIOLATION OF ANTI-TRfST LAW.
The opinion continues that "it is
needless to inquire whether boycotta
generally or this particular variety oi
boycott are or are not unlaw-ful, or
under the statutes cf some particular
Btate," but declares that "If it Is
shown that individuals combined to
induce a manufacturer engaged in in
terstate commerce to coaduct his busi
ness as they wish it should be such
obstruction is a violation of the Sher-
iman aDti-trust law."
Discussing the points raised on ap
peal, it says the assignment of error,
which is upheld, is the action of tiiei
trial judge in taking the case from!
the jurv and "bimseif decidine every'
million question except the arnouat of dam
STONE SEES A
Missouri Senator Intimates
Commercial Interest in
Japan War Talk.
KNOWS NO OTHER MOTIVE
Mexican Filibusters Keep American
Women and Children 'Prison
er la Stockade.
Washington, April 11. Senator
Stone of Missouri, who was at the
White bouse today, declared that In
his opinion repeated efforts to con
nect Japan with the movement of
American troops to Texas was done
for "some unholy purpose" pos
sibly by advocates of a strong naval
ico will also be introduced.
HOLD W'OMEJf AXD CHILDREN.
San Diego, Cal., April 11. That
Mexican filibusters hold a number of
American women and children captive
in a stockade at Alamo, Lower Cali
fornia, became known here today.
The prisoners are said to have suffer
ed insult and indignities. Protests
were made to Washington.
NO IlKASON GIVEN.
Mr. Savage, a prominent business
man of this city, said today his ad
vices from Ensenada gave no reason
for the imprisonment of the Ameri
cans and their families at Alamo. He
said the Americans were employed in
the mines near Alamo and that. Ber
thold, the geurilla chief, had confiscat
ed all supplies in the town.
BANDITS RAID PLANTATIONS.
El Paso, Texas, April 11. Advices
from Guadalajara state bandits raid
ed Palos Verdes, killing a local judge
and 10 other residents. It states Cara
peche and Yucatan plantations are be
ing, raided and mneh property destroy
ed. Managers of two plantations are
said to have been killed.
TO OTTLINE PLANS.
At a caucus of house democrats
tonight it is expected the legislative
program of the extra session will
finally be determined. The prevail
ing opinion is the committee will
urge the caucus to take up first the
Canadian reciprocity agreement,
which will be introduced as the Un
derwood bill, and to allow time for
a hearing. Meanwhile bills relating
to popular election of senators, pub
lication of campaign contributions
and statehood for Arizona, New Mex
ico will also be introdu ed.
B. & 0. WILL RETAIN
Fight for lroierty Worth .$30,000,.
OOO Settled by 1". S. Circuit
Court of Appeals.
Chicago, April 11. In the United
States circuit court of appeals to
day, the minority stockholders of the
Chicago Terminal Transfer company
lost the fight to intervene in the
proceedings by which the Baltimore
& Ohio obtained possession of Ter
minal property, alleged to be worth
$30,000,000. The Baltimore & Ohio
in 1907 got control, through the
payment of $16,000,000. It was con
tended by the plaintiffs competition
in bidding was suppressed.
Iteported Iarge Concern in Strike
Hidden Town Will tin to
Evansville, Ind.. April 11. The
management of the large button fac
tory, at Muscatine, Iowa, employing
100 hands, contemplates moving the
plant here in order to get close to
the Ohio river mussels.
Sparta, Tenn., April 11. In a
fight between "moonshiners" of
Van Buren county and a posse led
by a federal revenue officer, one dis
tiller was killed and two others were
badly hurt, according to information
that has reached here.
Abingdon, III., Grows.
Washington, April 11. Popula
tion statistics of the Kith census
just announced include:
Abingdon, III 2,464
Amboy, III 1,749
Toulin, 111 1,208
OF JUSTICE NEXT
Washington, April 11. Rainy ofi
Illinois, in a resolution introduced in
the house today proposes an Inves- j
tigation of the department of Jus-1
ed under the Sherman anti-trust law
and subsequently dropped, and as
to whether Attorney General Wick
ershara has outside employment
which would disqualify him for his
position in the president's cabinet.
Ex-Mayor Dies After Long
WAS NATIONAL FIGURE
Leading Men Pay Tribute to
His Memory Funeral
Will Be in Brooklyn.
Cleveland, Ohio, April 11 All
Cleveland today Is mourning the
death of Tom L. Johnson, which oc
curred last night. Arrangements are
being made for a public memorial.
The body will He in state probably on
JIAJfT TRIBITKS PAID.
Scores of telegrams of condolence
and paying tributes to the worth of
Johnson are pouring in from promi
nent men from all parts of th coun
try. Tributes paid him include:
Governor Harmon "A more hon
est man than Mr. Johnson never liv
Mr. Bryan: "No man in past gener
ation did more effective work for peo
ple than Tom L.. Johnson."
Mayor Gay nor, of New York "The
country at large has lost one of its
greatest assets a man who fought for
FIWEHAL IX RROOKLVX.
The funeral will be held in Brook
lyn. X. Y., Thursday. There will bo
Cleveland's only opportunity to pay
tribute to the former mayor will come
Wednesday afternoon when the body
will be taken from the Johnson family
residence to the station to be sent
ILL FOR YEAR.
Cleveland. April 11. Tom L.
Johnson, former mayor of Cleveland
and known throughout the nation
for his fight for 3 cent street car
fares, died here last night at 8:45
o'clock of cirrhosis of the liver. Ho
had been ill for over a year, but had
been confined to his bed only sinco
Mr. Johnson was at one time a
multimillionaire, an) by his own
confession, a monopolist. But it is
as the mayor of Cleveland that he
will be remembered by the people
of the United States long after the
other phases of his career are for
gotten. He was pronounced by Lin
coln Steffens "the best mayor of the
best governed city in the United
SOX OF COTTOX PLAXTKIL
Tom Johnson's father. Albert W.
Johnson, at the start of the civil
war was a cotton planter with more
than 100 slaves at Beaver Bayou,
Ark., and a summer home at George
town. Ky., where July 18, 1854, Tom
L. was born. The end of the war
found him stranded at Staunton, Va.,
with scarcely a dollar he could ca'I
It was there and at that hour that
Tom Johnson first became a monopo
list. The family needed money to
get back to Arkansas. To obtain this
money and obtain It quickly the boy.
then only 11 years of age. entered
Into an agreement with the con
ductor of a train entering Staunton
daily by which he obtained the sole
privilege of selling all the papers
that the train carried. In a few
weeks his monopoly netted him $SS.
BCfitX TO FHOSPKIl.
Johnson prospered in a financial
way and bought a small traction In
terest in Indianapolis which he did
not hold long.
In 180 Johnson bought a small
street car line In Cleveland. There
were six or seven other lines In thi
city but the newcomer understood
the advantage of through routes and
transfers, and he forced his compet
itors to sell out to him or to imi
tate liitu. Johnson's great compet
itor at this time was Mark Hanna.
In the war between the two fares
were steadily reduced and the ser
vice Improved. Finally Johnson dis
posed of his Interests and the B.'g
Consolidated was united with Han
Two years before going to Indian
apolis Mr. Johnson married h'
fourth cousin, Margaret J. Johnsoii.
The couple had two children. Ixf 1 1 n
E. and Elizabeth V. Johnson.
IXTKKKMKO IX POLITIC!.
Up to this time Mr. Johnson had
taken no part In politics. One day
be bought from a newsboy on a train
a copy of Henry George's "Social
Problems." He became deeply In
terested in the work and then read
"Progress and Poverty."
The last named book made him a
single-taxer and an ardent admirer
of Henry George.
Johnson met George, who urged
hirn earnestly to take an active in
terest in politics in his own state.
Johnson fought for and secured the
(Continued on Pag Ten.)