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SIXTIETH YEAR NO. 170.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 3, 1911. TEN PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
ON TRAIL OF
Congress Proposes Steel
and Wool Inquiries
FORMER NOW CERTAIN
Senate Told Shoe Manufactur
ers Are at Mercy of Ma
Waslhngton, May 2. An Investiga
tion of the United States Steel corpor
ation, charged with being a trust, was
practically assured today when the
house.' committee on rules voted favor
ably on the Stanley resolution for a
special committee of nine to conduct
such an inquiry.
IS ESPECIAL TARGET.
The Stanley resolution originally
contained the provision that all viola
tions of the anti-trust and other trade
statutes should be investigated, but as
agreed to the steel corporation was
made the specific target. It is said,
however, that an inquiry into the
American Sugar Refining company
later may be ordered.
WOOL TRUST, TOO.
A congressional Inquiry into the ex
istence of an alleged woolen trust was
asked today by Representative Francis
of Ohio, a democrat, who offered a
resolution providing for a committee
to Investigate the American Woolen
company of Boston.
AMD THE SHOE.
The declaration that a "trust" grips
the entire shoe manufacturing indus
try of the United States was made to
day before the senate committee on fi
nances, which began hearings on the
Canadian reciprocity bill. Manufactur-
ers from the middle west told the com
mittee they were practically at the
mercy of the United States Shoe Ma
chinery company of Boston. It was
suggested the report of the hearings
would bo transmitted to the .attorney
CAST BCT ABROAD.
The principal spokesman for the
shoe manufacturers, William D. Cench
of St. Louis, said the "trust" made
It impossibls to buy brass wire abroad.
"Why don't you buy all your ma-1
chinery abroad, then?" asked Senator
Simmons of North Carolina.
In reply, the shoe manufacturer re
ferred to the 45 per cent duty which
stood In the way.
"Would the removal of that duty
make shoes cheaper?" asked Simmons.
"It would, but I cannot say how
RICH PUBLISHER IS
INSANE, SAYS WIFE
Stilson Hutrhin. Who Founds!
Many Newspapers. Faces Inquiry
Wathington, D. C. May 3. A peti-1
tion to have adjudged insane Stilson
Hutchins. rounder or the Old St. ixjuis ; following an investigation of his con-j Illinois Surety company, and the in
Times. Washington Pes'. Washington j duct with the daughter of a leadine ' demnitors who insured Dietz's $40,000
limes and once prominently connect
ed with the Ds Moines. Ioa. Stale
Journal. Dubuque Herald and St.
Louis Dispatch, was granted here o--iay.
the writ being returnable May 4.
Mr. Hutchins is a multimillionaire
and was an organizer and chief pro
moter cf the Mergenthaler linotype.
The Petition was filed bv Mrs. Hose '
Keeling Hutchins. his second wife. ai1,uevfn urotners. the New v ork art
Baltimore woman, whom he married I firm abused of customs fraud.
in 1S09. She recited in the pe'itioni
that for many months past Mr. Hut-j
chins has been paralyzed and is ofi
"diseased and unsound mind." By rea-j
son of his mental and physical condi
tion, she says, Mr. Hutchins is wholly!
unfit and incapable if maiaglng and ;
properly caring for himself and his es- j
tate. it is claimed the os:t j worth j
between $3,OOO.n0' and $t.''""v""0. Mr. !
Hutchins formerly was a
the legislatures of New
THREE BURIED IN SNOW
Tarty IHus Out Mo
Colorado Sprii gs. Col.. May 3.
1 hrce caretakers at the Summit house
on Pike's peak, who were buried forborne when an effort is made to havej
several hours under a deep blanket of 'the investigation resolution referred
M'cw following the storm ot .Sunday, j to the committee on privilege and
vert, rescued by a relief party. The elections for a report on its merits,
imprisoned men suffered no hardships, i lar!lette will antagonize such mo
ts thev were wcl! suntied with fuel and ittOTi Hn1 contend for action by the sen-
rrnvisions. but they wore obliged to
burrow helc3 f rem the windews to get
Spark Ignites Roof.
A spark from a parsing locomotive
ft Are to the roof of the Murrin Bros.
" he legale liquor ho'i?e. First aetue
? d Eih'rcnth str.et. at 3 o'clock this
fT-Ti;ocn. The blaze was extirg'iis h-
td with a chemical
Forecast Till 7 P. M Tomorrow for
Rock Island, Davenport, Molhma
Generally cloudy with probably
showers tonight or Thursday, warm
Temperature at 7 a .m. 47; high
est yesterday 62, lowest last night 37.
Velocity of wind at 7 a. m., E
miles per hour.
Relative humidity at 7 p. m. 45
at 7 a, m. 70.
Stage of water 4 ,feet, a rise of
.1 in laat 24 hours
Nearly stationary stages in the
Mississippi will continue from below
Dubuque to Muscatine-
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
(From noon today to noon tomorrow.)
Sun .sets 6:54, rises. '450; moon seta
12:47 a. m.; 12:13 a. m, moon in con
tnnction with Neptune, passing from
est to east of the planet.
McNamara Brothers Will Be
Tried for Dynamiting Be
PREPARING FOR THE CASE
James Identified as One of Party of
Four Men Traveling to San
Francisco May 6.
Los Angeles, May 3. Since it has
been finally assured Judge Walter
Bordwell, in the superior court of this
county, will preside at the trial of John
J. McNamara and 'his brother, James
B., charged with dynamiting, both the
prosecution and defense are busily pre
paring for the formal arraignment of
1 D. F- Young of Alhambra. a suburb
I of Ixs Angeles, has identified James
i McNamara as one of a party of four
j men who were seated with him Sept.
fi. 1910, on the steamer Mandalay from
Pan Pedro to San Francisco.
f 'IT Y WATS VINDICATION.
Indianapolis. Ind., May 3. The Mer
chants' association of Indianapolis, at
a special meeting yesterday, adopted
resolutions "unequivocally demanding
that a most thorough investigation be
made into the recent charges which
connect the city of Indianapolis with
the many dynamiting outrages which
have taken place throughout the coun-
try in te lastjtwoycars!
The association also offers its sup
port to city and state officials in all
legitimate efforts to discover and pun
ish the guilty persons. .
TKIAI.S WILL. BE HASTENED.
Los Angeles. Cal., May 3. With the
arrival here from Indianapolis of Leon
Rappaport. attorney for the Interna
tional Association of Bridge & Struc
tural Iron Workers, the cases of John
J. McNamara. secretary of that organ
ization, and his brother, James B. Mc
Namara. charged with murder by dyn
amiting, were expected to reach court
with little delay.
Mr. Rappanort talked with John J.
' McNamara in the county Jail yester
i day and afterward conferred with Dis
trict Attorney Fredericks as to the ar
j ralgnmeut of the alleged dynamiters.
PASTOR PELTED WITH EGGS
Irate Citizen Chase Out
Clergyman Accused of Misconduct
Sterling, Neb., May 3. The Rev. i
L. G. Parker, pastor of the Methodist
church, was driven out of town wirh
stale eggs by irate citizens yesterday ;
t iti.en. The girl's father and friends bond, announced that the company sur
gave him 21 hours to leave town. He j rendered the bond, wishing to protect
lost no time. Parker is 57 years old, j the indemnity company. The bond was
is married and has a daughter. ) orieinallv made out to continue throueh
Washington, May 3. The govern
ment today accepted 5 ! ,1 SO. 000 in
compromise of the suits against the
FOR A SECOND
' Vjih!nrtnn .Var 3 A nril nt I
(the Lorimer investigation was provid-j
,'ed for today by the senate committee;1"" u"w " "e "eYU 8 c'"'
'un contingent expenses, which rProv-j
'I'd a resolution covering the expenses! rllnRitn l K I fit r
of such an inquiry. The report comes
'P ln "he senate tomorrow and a fight
The first fight in the senate will
; ate wiihout further committee
Promised Job for Vote.
Springfield. Ill, May S. C. F. Tay
lor, of Harrisburg. 111., testified before
the briberv investigation committee
this afternoon that former Representa-
;tive York had told him that he (York)
had been promised a federal position
.in return for York's vote for Lorttner.
Wife of Cameron Dam De
fender Talks at His
NO LAWYER EMPLOYED
Woodsman Fears He Will be
Betrayed and so Conducts
His Own Case.
Hayward, Wis., May 3. District At
torney Williams made the opening ad
dress to the Jury in the Dietz case
here today. He told the jury Harp's
body was found after three shots were
heard from the roof of the Dietz barn.
John Dietz's address to the jury
was brief and consisted of a general
denial and charges against the lum
ber trust. After a short address by
Mrs. Dietz the taking of testimony
IS OWN ATTORNEY.
Hayward, Wis., May 3. A jury was
oDiainea yesieraay arternoon. .-no ai-
Itorney appeared for the defense. Dietz ;
conducted his own case. John Dietz j
was again committed to the custody of
the sheriff when R. H. Mason of Mil-
waukee, special representative of the I
In the examination of Jurors Dietz
repeatedly asked them if they would le
influenced against him and his family'
by the "despotism of the lumber trust."
All the adult members of the family
were in the court room.
I.ITTI.E FAITH IX LAWYERS.
When the case was called and Dietz
announced that he would act as attor
ney for himself and for his wife and
son. the court asked him if he was not
able to employ a lawyer.
"Well." said John Dietz. "I might as
well tell you I have not any too much
fai'h in lawyers, since one tpid my
daughter Myra that the lumber com
pany had 100 witnesses to impeach her
'V1??' 7" h,aTV Cght
MANAGER IS DEAD
Chicago,,May 3. Captain H. A. Park
er, former vice president and general
manager of the Rock Island system,
died today of apoplexy.
Senate Goal of W. G. Webster.
Washington, May 3. William G.
Webster, who has been a candidate
before the people of Illinois for var
ious offices, has decided to become
a candidate for the nomination of
the Republican Progressive league of
the state for senator.
Auburn. N. Y.. May 3. Joseph Nesce
and Alex Joseph Nash died in the elec
tric chair today for the murder of j
Amendment to Labor Act Rec
ommended by Senate Ju
NEW YORK LAW IS MODEL
University of Illinois Tax Sustained
by House, Which Tables Mo
tion to Table.
Springfield, Hi-, May 3. The amend
ment to the child labor law, which
permits children on the stage under
certain restrictions, was recommend
ed for passage by the senate Judiciary
The bill is modeled after the New
York act. In Its amended form it pro
vides that before a child can appear
on the stage, its parents or guardian
shall file a petition with either a cir
cuit cowrt judge, or with the Juvenile
court, setting forth specifically the age
of the child, the nature, time, and du
ration and number of performances in
which the child is to appear, the char
acter of' the exhibition, and that of the
theatre. Before any child, however, is
permitted to appear, the state factory
A PROSPERITY CROP
Sam That's going to be some wheat
inspector must be given at least 48
UNIVERSITY TAX CARRIES.
Lee O'Neil Browne failed yesterday
in an attempt to kill Representative
Hamilton's bill providing for a one
mill tax fund for the support of the
University of Illinois.
By a standing vote of 80 to 20, the
house tabled Browne's motion to'
strike out the enacting clause of the
bill, after which the measure was sent
along to the third reading.
Ig Is estimated the act, if it becomes
effective, will provide an annual fund
of $2,000,000 for the benefit of the
TWO WORKERS' BILLS ADVANCE.
The workingmen's compensation
and employers' liability bills were ad
vanced to third reading together in
the house, in order to keep opposing
factions from protesting.
Says Tact Between England and
United States Would Help Make
Baltimore, May 3. At the peace con
gress here today Cardinal Gibbons
said: "I am persuaded that signing
of a treaty of arbitration between Great
Britain and the United States would
not only be a source of incalculable
blessing to these two great powers,
but would go far towards the mainte
nance of permanent international peace
throughout the civilized world.
"The time seems to be most auspi
cious for the consummation of this al
liance. It meets with the approval of
the president of the United States, who
honors this meeting by his presenc:
Sir Edward Grey, English minister of
foreign affairs, Mr. Carnegie, and many
others too numerous to mention."
Burlington Conductor Killed.
Galesburg, 111., May 3. Luke
Williams, one of the oldest conduc
tors on the Burlington system, was
killed in the local railroad yards yes
terday. Domcstic Tragedy at Chicago.
Chicago. May 3. John Bartowskl.
janitor of an apartment building, today
shot and mortally wounded his wife
and then killed himself.
J was the result of a quarreL
Ohio Bribery Developments
Are Being - Kept
NO IMMUNITY GIVEN
Confessions of Legislators Will
Not Save Them From
Columbus, Ohio, May 3. Rumon of
confessions by members of the Ohio
legislature and arrests of accused mem
bers were rife today as the grand Jury
convened, but no official will substan
tiate them. Prosecuting Attorney Tur-
ner reiterated the declaration he would
not accept any confessions of men who
sought by confessions to escape prose
cution through an immunity bath.
I NO IMHt'MTV GIVES.
Columbus, Ohio, May 3. Ohio legis
lators, who hoped by testifying before
the grand jury now investigating brib
ery in the assembly to escape convic
tion by means of an immunity bath,
were disappointed when Prosecuting
Attorney Turner and Attorney General
Hogan refused to accept their testi
mony. Other immunity baths were
headed off when an investigation by a
legislative committee was deferred un
til after the grand jury finishes its
Throughout the day the grand Jury
was in session and among its witness
es besides the detectives who disclos
ed the corruption was Governor Har
mon and Judge W. A. Z. Blair of Ports
mouth, who conducted the recent cam
paign which resulted in the disfran
chisement of 1,800 voters in Adams
county for election frauds. A bill is
pending in the assembly to legislate
Blair out of his present judicial dis
trict and out of a place on the bench.
Rumors have been current of wrong-
doing in connection with the measure
WILLIAM J. Bl'RNS ON HAND,
Detective W. J. Bums was at the
court house, but did not testify.
LINCOLN, NEB., GOES
BACK TO SALOONS
Lincoln, Neb., May 3. At the mu
nicipal election yesterday Lincoln vot
ed to return to the saloon license sys
tem. TO VOTE ON A FRANCHISE
Keokuk to Pass on Public Utilities
Keokuk. Iowa. May S.--A special
election will be held May 25, for the
purpose of voting on extending the
present city franchise for the operation
of public utilities to a period of 25
years. If this proposition carries.
Stone & Webster of Boston, financiers
of the Keokuk water power project,
will take over the properties, on which
they hold an option, and spend J509
) on reconstruction work. The utili
ties here have been controlled for a
number of years by Sargent & Lundy
Rioting' at Jerusalem Over Ex
cavations by Party of
SACRED RELICS ARE GONE
Said That Rich Englishmen and
Americana Are Back of Despoil"
ins of Mosque of Omar.
Jeurealem, Palestine, May 3. The in
habitants are aroused to the point of
rioting by the operations of a party of
English archaeologists who are accused
of having excavated beneath the Inviol
able mosque of Omar and removed
relics reputed to include the ark of the
covenant, the censer, and other sacred
vessels which belonged to the tribes of
MOB THE GOVERNOR.
Azmy Bey, Turkish governor, was
mobbed on the streets for supposed
complicity in the profamation and
hooted as "a pig." The mosque has
been closed and guarded pending the
arrival from Constantinople of govern
ment officials who will make an investi
gation. MYSTERY SfRROTHfOS IT.
Mystery surrounds the expedition,
whose operations have been of such
magnitude as to make evident that a
large sum of money was Invested. It
Is reported that wealthy Englishmen
and Americans formed the syndicate,
of which the duchess of Marlborough
(who was Consuelo Vanderbilt) was a
member, on the strength of the discov
ery of relics by Scandinavian investi
gators. IMPORTANT PART
CIane Two of Act Limiting Power
of British Ixtrds Goes Through
With -Some Amendments.
tiondon, May 8. The preamble to the
veto bill designed to restrict the legis
lative powers of the house of lords was
reached in the commons today and
with it the most-critical stage of the
London, May 3. After the applica
tion of closure, clause two of the par
liament bill, which, is the most impor
tant section of the government's meas
ure for the curtailment of the powers
of the house of lords, was carried, af-1
ter closure, by a vote of 255 to 132, to
Then clause three of the bill, provid
ing that "any certificate of the speaker
of the house of commons given under
this act shall ba conclusive for all pur
poses, and shall not be questioned in
any court of law," was carried, after
cloeure by a vote of 225 to 132.
By the aid of closure the remaining
clauses, four, five and six, were adopt
ed without amendment by large majori
ties. There remained a number of propos
ed new clauses on the amendment list,
but the chairman ruled most of these
out of order.
Clause four provides that "nothing In
this act shall diminish or qualify the
existing rights and privileges of the
bouse of commons."
Clause five provides for the duration
of parliament, reading: "Five years
shall be substituted for seven years as
the time fixed for the maximum dura
tion of parliament under the septennial
Clause six declares: "This act may
be cited as the parliament act 1910."
LABOR LEADERS CONFER
Pennsylvania Itailroad Shopmen'
Strike is Being Vnnilerel.
Pittsburg, Pa., May 3. A big confer
ence of labor leaders is being held in
Pltcairn today, considering the Penn
sylvania railroad shopmen's strike. It
is attended by American Federation of
Ibor organisers and other labor lead
ers. While there had been no disorder
early today, it was feared trouble might
break out at Derry, where the company
placed a number of negroes In the
shops last night.
AT FOWLER, IND.
Fowler. Ind., May 3 John Toole, a rooming was devoted to lectures and
.,,,v , . . , . , essays. Dr. II. S. I'erklns talked
wealthy farmer, arrested last night! . .... ... , .
j of The History of New England
charged with murder, following the!Mugic Aloph Weidig on "The Mod
unearthing of the body, of Poole's ern Orchestra," and Miss Louise Ro
farm hand, Joseph Kemper, was plac-i beyn on "The t'hild Mind in Music."
ed in the Benton county Jail today, j All are from Chicago. Kdward J.
Two others of Poole's farm hands Frewnd. violinist, of Chicago gave a
have been missing a number of years j recital this afternoon.
and today a systematic search ofi -
Poole's farm was begun. There are: Hyde Has Resigned.
rumors it Is a second Belle Gunness
Poole today admitted killing Kem
per but said It was an accident.
Smallpox at Iowa School.
Des Moines. Iowa, ,May 3 Nine
students of Still college a local oste
opathic school, were discovered to
have smallpox by City Physician Say
Jer. It is belieted that practically
every student at the institution has
been exposed to the disease, I
Delegates Meet in Tent
DELIBERATE IN TENT
Thousand Americans Said to be:
at Mazatlan, Unable to
Get Away. v
El Paso, May 3. The Mexi
can peace conference is ex
pected to begin this afternoon
and will take place in a tent
half way between the Madero
camp and the federal strong
hold at Juarez.
AMERICANS PENNED CP.
Douglas, Ariz., May 3. Refugees
from Guyamas, Mexico, arriving here
today said 1,000 Americans were pen
ned up ln Mazatlan unable to get away
because of severed railroad connec
tions and unable to get word to Wash
ington to send a warship to take them
WILL EXTEND ARMISTICE.
El Paso, May 3. With Judge Cara
bajal, the government peace envoy, on
the ground, and Governor Ahumada of
Chihuahua, who is to act ln an advisory
capacity, expected to reach here before
night, actual peace negotiations bid
fair to be soon in progress. The first
move will be the extension of the
armistice which expires at noon today.
MADERO NOT NOTIFIED.
Dispatches from Mexico City last
night announced an extension of five
days, but no official word reached Gen
eral Madero, who yesterday offered a
three-day extension, including ln the
territory by truce the town of Ojlnaga,
which has been besieged by insurrec-
FOR HEROIC DEEDS
Thirty-five Awards Granted at the
Spring Meeting of Com.
niissionera. . , .
Pittsburg, Pa., May 3. Thirty-five
awards in recognition of acts of hero
ism were made at the spring
meeting of the Carnegie hero fund
commissiou and the issuance of nin
silver and twenty-six bronze medals
were authorized. In' addition the mon
ey accompanying the medals amounts
to $34,100 and pensions to widows or
heroes total $1,310 annually. Of the
large amount $1,000 is given to George
K. Muir of Grand Rapids, Wis., who
was awarded a bronze medal last Jan
uary. Muir is now suffering froru tu
berculosis at Wales, Wis., and the com
mission makes the money award to
rare for him. The money Is appor
tioned as follows: $6,000 for worthy
purposes; ?Z,Z00 for liquidation of
mortgages; $3,700 for other Indebted
ness; $1,000 purchases of homes; $11.-
000 for education; $3,200 death bene
fits, and $1,000 for n-storatlon of health.
In nine instances the heroes lost 1her
lives and the award is made to a mem
ber of the family. Twenty of the
awards are made ln connection with
rescues from drowning, five from rati
way trains, four ln runaways, five In
mine or well suffocation casus, and on
rescue of an insane patient from a
roof cornice. Since the inception of
the hero commlafllon 4,991 casog have
been refused recognition, 487 have
been granted, and H'j2 caa are still
MUSIC TEACHERS MEET
("hJragoan Irtnre at Opening Scs'
miitn of lllfnoiH AnHor-iation.
Centralia, 111., May 3. The 23d
annual convention of the Illinois Mu
sic Teachers' association opened hero
yesterday with I). A Cllpplnger, pres
ident, of Chicago, presiding. The
New York, May 3 Mayor Caynor ack
nowledged the receipt today of thi
resignation of Charles Hyde, as city
chamberlain. He replied if the cham
berlain insisted, he should have to ac
cept it. S
Increases Capital Stock.
Springfield, III.. May 3 (Special.)
The Gearlejsa Automatic Pump com
pany of Rock Island certified to the
Eecretary of state today to an increase
of capital stock from $2,500 to $700.