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E ROCK ISLAND AUGU
SIXTIETH YEAR. NO. 181.
.TUESDAY, MAY 16, 1911. TEN PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
OF OIL TRUST MAGNATES
MAY RE TAKEN UP SHORTLY
SENATE NOT TO
TRY AN APPEAL
PEACE IN SIGHT
STOCK MARKET WOT HURT
BY RULING DISSOLVING
STANDARD OIL COMPANY
Decision of Judge Petit Freeing
Tilden and Associates
Mexican Insnrrectos Want bnt
Tjiree Members of Cab
New Contempt Charge
Against Three Labor
One of the Possibilities
as Result of Decision.
CABINET TALKS CASE
Recognition of "Good" Trusts
Affects Policy Defend
ant Heard From.
Supreme Court' Oil
Decision and Effects
The supreme court holds:
Tbt the Standard Oil com
pany is a monopoly in restraint
That the giant corporation
must be dissolved within six
Corporations whose contracts
are "not unreasonably restrict
ive of com petition" are not af
fected. Other great corporations
whose arts may be called Into
question will be dealt with ac
cording to the merits of their
The court was unanimous as
to the main features of the de
cision. Justice Harlan disenting
only as to a limitation of the
application of the Sherman anti
lreident Taft and cabinet
will consider immediately the
entire trust situation and the
advisability of presming for a
federal incorporation act.
Washington, May 16. Attorney
General Wickershani may consider
criminal prosecution of the officials
of the Standard Oil company. It was
learned today some officials of the
government hold there is opportun
ity for such proceeding under yes
NO AUTHORITY FOR ASSF.nTIOV
There is no authority for the state
ment the department of Justice is
formulating criminal proceedings,
hut such action Is one of the feat
ures of the aftermath of the case
which may be considered.
WILL. OBEY THE DKCREK.
New York, May 16. The first word
from the Standard Oil company on the
fleclsion came today. It makes two
First There will be no contumacy
by the company it purposes to obey
Second It win be sometime beforo
any plans of reorganization are given
NO II.AS MADE.
The company has insisted through
out that no plans had been formula'ed
in advance of the decree, and the
Btatement made today by Mortimer F.
Elliott, general solicitor for the com
pany, takes the same attitude.
f. s. roi.u V IIIV lEI).
Washington. May 16. The gov-: 'he listless fashion in which the house
ernmcnt's policy in dealing with; started the wheels whirring for wlnd
truhts" and combinations of rapi- ' "!P wr-ek they discerned an indifference
tal, as it must be shaped in the light ' that 'does not make the prospects par
of the supreme court's decision in j ticularly roseate. George H. Hamilton
the Standard Oil case was discussed ; of Watseka made a casual canvass of
by the president and cabinet today, j the leaders and last night was unable
1'ndoubtedly the action of the court '
in recognizing and legating rea
sonable restraint of interstate 1
commerce, opens a new field of lit i The primary election reform bill,
gation in the government's war upon ; making the bribe giver equally guilty
monopolies and the future policy ofjwMh the bribe taker, went to third
'.his and other administrations may j reading in tht house yesterday, after
iang much upon that point. j ie o Neil Browne had made one of
M Y pass new act. j his hardest battles against it.
As one of the direct results of the ; It is a senate bill and now ready for
lecision it is said the federal incor- j passage. It is one of the election re
joratlon act. prepared by Attorney j form bills drawn by former County
General Wickershani at the direction i Judge Iew is Kinaker, and is aimed
Jf the president may be brought up ' particularly at the crooked registra
:o the situation created by thejtion and voting in the First and 6im
eourt's action and pressed for pass- i nar wards of Chicago,
age in congress.
k tori kor -good TiirsTS. j Hawaii Wants In.
New York. May 16. The supreme: Washington, May 16. A petition for
courts decision in the Standard Oil; the admission of Hawaii as a state
case is characterized as "a victory I w as received by the senate today from
for good trusts." by Henry Wol'.man. j tne Hawaiian legislature and referred
a prominent New York attorney, wbo'to the .committee on territories,
was counsel for MTssouri in its ouster :
suit against the oil company.
"If I am correct in my analysis
of the decision." he said In a state
ment issued here, "so-called combi
nations, if they have led clean lives,
have gained a most Important vie
:cry in that the supreme court has
held the test under the Sherman
law is whether cr not the purpose
snd intent of successful combination
is to blot out competition regardles (
rf the means employed. The con- j
tention of the government had been I
.iai any mouopij is lutein n'siu
less of motive or conduct."
RRSKY I.OES INCOME.
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Forecast Till 7 P. Wl. Tomorrow for
Rock Island, Davenport, Mollis
Unsettled and oonttnued warm
weather tonight and Wednesday.
Temperature at 7 a. m 71. Highest
yesterday 87, lowest last night 69.
Velocity of wind at 7 a. m. 8 mile
Relative humidity at 7 p. m. 50, at 7
a. m. 61.
Stage of water 2.8, no change In
last 24 hours.
J. M. SHERTER, Local Forecaster.
(From noon today to noon tomorrow.)
Son sets 7:07. rises 427; day's length,
144 hours; moon rises 10:46 p. m.;
moon farthest south; 8 p. to... planet
Mercury at aphelion, farthest from
BILL IS PASSED
Measure, Providing for Ap
pointive Board, Is Ready
to Go to Deneen.
COMPENSATION ACT, TOO
Senate Kills Separate Election of
Judges as Provided for by
Springfield, m., May 16. The house
today concurred in the senate amend
! ments to state-wide civil service, and
it is now up to the governor for ap
proval. The senate amended the bill
by striking out the clause Inserted hy
the house for an elective Instead of an
NO SEPARATE ELECTION.
Springfield, III.. May 16. The Ettel
son bill providing for the separate elec
tion of judges was killed by the senate
cowpk.vsation ACT PASSES.
Springfield, III., May 16. The work
ingmcn's compensation act, passed by
the sonate March 22, was passed by
the house today.
The employers' liability bill was then
advanced to third reading and probably
will be placed upon passage tomor
row. COMMITTEE KILLS ANTI-PASS.
Springfield. III., May 16. Anti-pass
legislation was killed last night in the
house committee on railroads. After
much wordy warfare the committee by
a vote of 8 to 6 actfcd unfavorably on
the measure, and it will decorate the
table from now until the end of the
session. The motion was made by
Lee O'Ne'l Browne and the vote stood:
To kill Atwood, Hagan. Browne,
Mitchell, Griffin, Leavitt, Fahey and
Not to kill Kirkpat rick, Wright,
Butts, Abbey, Ilill and Abbott.
TAX REFORM APPARENTLY LOST.
Advocates of the proposed revenue
reform amendment to the constitution
are filled with gloomy forebodings. In
to state definitely whether enough
luiion. It requires 102.
IS ORDERED BY
Washington Mav 1? An nTefiea-
Uon Qf tn? Uoited Stau?s Steel corpor.
atioQ wa- ordcred by the house
heQ tfae SMl resolution
j providing for such inquiry. The resolu
tion was adopted without opposition.
A committee of nine members, to be
ejected by the house, will conduct the
BUT THE COURT IS SCORED
Resolution Calls Action Unwarranted
and Unlawful Interference
Springfield, I1L, May lftv Tho state
senate praotlcally decided today not to
appeal - from the decision of Jddge
Petri, freeing Edward TOden. W. C
Cummlngs and George M. Benedict on
writs of habeas corpus. Senator Hur
burgh of Galesburg introduced a reso
lution including a paragraph which ad
vised no appeal be made inasmuch as
the outcome was doubtful. Under the
rules the resolution will lie on the
table one day, but It is certain of adop
tion tomorrow. .
SCORES THE COURT.
The Hurburgh resolution scored
Petit, holding his action constituted
unwarranted and unlawful interference
with the rights of the senate In the
discharge of its duty.
Bishop Scannell Presiding Over
Meeting at Dubuque to Nom
inate Keane's Successor.
Dubuque, Iowa, May 16. Bishop
Scannell of Omaha presided here to
day at a meeting of the Dubuque dio
cese for the purpose of selecting three
candidates from which a successor to
Archbishop Keane, resigned, may be
chosen. Mentioned as candidates are
Bishop Carroll of Helena, Mont; Aux
iliary Archbishop O'Connell of San
Francisco, and Auxiliary Archbishop
Prendergast of Philadelphia. The suf
fragan bishops will later hold a meet
ing at which a similar list of three
names will be prepared.
BUT DOES NOT WIN
Washington , May 16. The senate
today again failed to elect a presi
dent pro tempore. The vote was:
GaHinger. 39; Bacon, 30; Clapp, 7;
Lodge, 1; Tillman, 1.
DEMOCRATS DO IN 6 WEEKS WHAT
REPUBLICANS DIDN'T IN 14 YEARS
(Sp4cial Correspondence of The Arg-ua.)
Washington, May 14. In six weeks
the democratic house of representa
tives has passed more progressive and
anti-trust legislation than the repub
licans passed in 14 years administra
tion of that branch of congress.
The achievement up-to-date Includes
the passage of a bill providing for the
pubicity of campaign contributions be
fore instead of after elections; the
election of United States senators by
'direct vote of the people; reciprocity
DEFI FROM GOMPERS
District of Columbia Supreme
Body Proposes to Press
Own Case. S
Washington, May 16. The supreme
court of the District of Columbia on
its own initiative today instituted pro
ceedings for alleged contempt against
President Gompers,. Vice President
Mitchell and Secretary Morrison, of
the American Federation of Labor.
GO FAR AS HE LIKES."
Washington, May 16. Gompers,
when told of the action of the district
court, said: "Justice Wright can go
just as far as he likes. He will find we
are not running away not even from
ARE NOT AFRAID OF
People Shown That They Can Be
Controlled Says Got. Wilson
of Xfw Jersey.
Berkeley, CaL, May 16. Governor
Wilson of New Jersey delivered the an
nual address of the Phi Beta Kappa
at the University of California this
afternoon. Dealing with corporations
and their control, the people, he said,
are no longer afraid of the corpora
tions as they used to be. Now we
know that when they become harmful
they can be restrained or abolished.
The individual must be protected
against coporatlons and corporations
must be made to understand the situa
tion. with Canada and the farmers' free list
bill, with other similar legislation to
AGITATED FOR TEARS.
Agitation for much of this legisla
tion has been going on for years. The
republicans heard the demand of the
people for relief, but could not enact
such legislation as has been passed
by the democratic house because they
had for years been receiving enor
mous campaign contributions from the
tariff trustsand other interests which
are opposed to progressive legislation
WITH HALF THE GOVERNORS
Annownced That a General Armis
tice Wm Be Declared Within
Next 24 Hours.
Juarez, Mexico, May 16.
Within 24 hours a general ar
mistioe throughout Mexico will
be declared by the federal gov
ernment and revolutionists, is
the announcement made this
ALTER DUM ATO S. .
Juarez, May 16. Upon whether the
Mexican government will grant to the
Insurrectos permission to name three
members of the cabinet and governors
14 of the 27 states depends the Issue
of peace In Mexico. The rebels orig
inally demanded four portfolios, bat
now ask for the war, justice, Interior
portfolios. The answer of the govern
ment is expected here tonight.
Nogales, Sonora, May 16. The
federals have strengthened their out
posts east of Nogales. The nearest
rebel force Is a band of 300 Papago
Indians encamped a little to the
south. The whereabouts of Juan
Cabral's force from Cananea Is un
known and if moving toward Nogales
is not likely to be located until with
in striking distance.
REBELS LOOT CITY.
Mexico City, May 16. Rioting and
pillage occurred at Hachua today,
following the surrender of the city
to the revolutionists. The towns
people In terror barricaded their
homes and remained concealed.
Banks were dynamited and looted.
Hermosillo. Sonora, Mexico, May
16. Hermosillo, the capital of the
state of Sonora. was evacuated yes
terday by the federal troops. Gen
eral Luis E. Torres, military gover
nor of Sonora departed on a special
train with the garrison of 500 men
HAVE EVENING CONFERENCE.
Juarez. Mexico, May 16. Provi
sional President Francisco I. Ma
dero, Jr., at the conclusion of a con
ference with Judge Carbajal, the fed-
of the character passed by the demo
crats. The republicans have not only been
obliged not to interfere with the mon
opolies and profits of the tariff trusts,
but because of having accepted cam
paign funds from the great corpora
tions they have been practically com
pelled to extend to them immunity
from investigation as well as prosecu
tion. ALL niF.n IN COMMITTEE.
More than a score of resolutions pro-
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of Standard Oil Co.
(Each share's market value,
according to yesterday's quota
tions, was 672).
John D. Rockefeller . .247,693
I. M. Harkness estate. . 80,000
Charles Pratt estate . . 22,802
Oliver H. Payne 40.000
Henry M. Flagler . . S5.BOO
O. B. Jennings estate . . 15,550
H. H. Rogers estate . . lfl.OOO
J. A. Rostwlek estate . . 13,000
William Rockefeller ... 1 LTOO
D. M. Brewster estate. . 10.000
Chrles Lock hart ...... 8,500
It. O. ledyard and Payne '
Whitney . . . 8.000
William C. Whitney es
We-ley IT. Tilford estate 6.000
John D. Archbold ... 0,000
W. O. Worden 5.858
I'niversity of Chicago . . 5,000
Charles M. Pratt 5.000
Daniel O'Pay estate . . . 2,635
Samuel Andrews estate 1,050
H. C. Folger, Jr. . . . . 2.145
EL H. Rogers, Jr. ... 1.050
eral peace envoy at 9:80 o'clock last
night announced that there was a
strong probability that peace would
be restored in Mexico within a short
Judge Carbafal and General Ma
dero entered Into a conference at 7
o'clock last night at the Madaro house.
Francisco Madera, Sr., and Rafael
Hernandez, sole survivor of the
numerous go-betweens who have en
deavored to bring about peace, were
Sen or Oarbajal has been invested
with plenary powers and is author
ized to sign the peace agreement on
PASSES VETO BILL
British Honse Enacts Legisla
tion to Curb the House of
END OF BITTER FIGHT
Question Will Go Before the Other
Branch Soon Will Be Op
London, May 16. The fight tn the
house of commons over the veto bill,
to curtail the powers of the house of
lords, ended last night. An amend
ment to reject the whole bill was de
feated. 3C3 to 243, and the measure
was carried on Its third reading, 362
to 241. Announcement of the figures
was received with a tremendous out
burst of applause, and several of tha
ministerialists called out to the oppo
sition: "Now toe the line and take H
It Is expected that the bill will go
to the house of lords at an early date
UNIONISTS KIGIIT ON.
Debate In the house of lords on the
second reading of Lord Lansdowne's
bill for the reconstltutlon of the up
per chamber indicated that the lead
ers' orders will fall to coerce many ct
the unionist peers into voting for a.
measure involving their own political
Baron Willoughby de Broke declar
ed the house as now constituted Is the
best the country could get, and if he
were going to perish he would prefer
his quietus at the hands of the elec
tors rather than at the hands of their
PRIZE FIGHT BILL
IS REPORTED OUT
Springfield, 111., May 16. At a meet-
f lng of the house Judiciary committee
today the Carroll prize fight bill au
thorizing six-round bouts was reported
For Federal Income Tax.
Madison, Wis., May 1C. The resolu
tion for a federal income tax amend
ment was concurred In by the senate
today. It has already passed the house.
READY TO SERVE
Springfield, 111., May 16. A provis-
j ional re giment organized in the Twen
ty-fourth and Twenty-fifth congression
al districts of Illinois was today ten
dered Governor Deneen in case the
United States government should issue
a call for volunteer troops owing to the.
Mexican troubles. The ter.der was
made by Colonel Galbraiih pf Carbon-dale.
Dealers Act as Though
They Had Inkling of
PRICES ARE STRONGER
Even Standard Shows' Gain and
Tobacco Heads List With
10-Point Jump. y
New Tork. May 16. Trading on
the stockmarket slackened this after
noon, but the level of prices was fully
maintained. A significant feature was
the heavy direct buying of bonds and
high grade stocks. Leading banking
interests regarded the opinion as
milder in tone than they had expected,
and argued that a new and more
elastic interpretation had been reach
ed of conditions under which corpora
tions may exist.
HEAVIEST SINCE JTJLT.
The early demand for securities was
more comprehensive than at any time
since last July, sales during the first
hour "being over a hundred thousand
shares. By noon these figures had
swollen to over eight hundred twenty
GREAT CROWD AT OPENIN.
New York. May 16. The crowd of
traders on the stock exchange at the
opening was the largest in many weeks,
and business contrasted sharply with
the caution and apathy which existed
during the recent period of waiting for
the Standard Oil decision. The sound
of the opening gong was followed by a
hoarse, roar as the brokers gathered
around the principal trading posts.
OIL LOSS TEMTORART.
The market opened strong and prices
rushed upwards, and the market was
very active. Standard Oil opened on
the curbs at 675, a loss of 4 points,
bnt. a f ft w. m tn ptea -la ter had. more-than
recovered tht loss, selling at 680.
TOBACCO VP 10 POINTS.
The most sensational gain was Amer
ican Tobacco stock, which opened at
475, a gain of 10 points over the clos
U. S. Steel opened at 77 to 78 with a
maximum gain of 24. Reading and
Union Pacific gained two points; Inter
national Harvester 2V6: General Eled-
tric and Consolidated Gas 1; Atchi
son 1; Northern Pacific 1.
New York, May 16. Early this
morning found Wall street waiting
for news of the effect of the Stan
dard Oil decision on the European
markets. Before the market opened
here the London market had settled
down to a firm and act!vetone, after
it had opened half to a full point
below yesterday's New York closing.
London. May 16. The supreme
court decision in the Standard Oil
case created surprisingly little In
terest or flurry in financial circles
here, as the result had been general
ly anticipated. Dealing In stocks for
some time past have been on ths
bear side and In the hands of con
tinental and" Wall street houses
Brokers, therefore did not remain
In the financial district over night as
In time of crises. Many brokers,
however, came to the city earlier
than usual, and trading In American
securities began an hour and a half
before the stock exchange opened.
Initial prices were from half to
a full point below parity, but buy
ing orders from New York soon
strengthened values, and with the
local traders covering, the market at
11 o'clock ruled firm and fairly ac
tive and from one to two points
above the lowest and one to one and
one-half over yesterday's New York
London, May 16, In the after
noon the stock market became excit
ed on receipt of the strong opening
In New York. Prices of leading
American shares Jumped a po'nt,
with the tone strong. The general
opinion of the afternoon papers is
that the decision Is a "theatrical
but probably a fruitless victory for
the opponents of the money jiower."
WISCONSIN TO VOTE
ON SUFFRAGE LAW?
Madison, Wis., May 16. The
house today patted the James wo
man's' suffrage bill, which contains
a clause falling for a state referen
dum before it goes into effect. The
measure no goes to the governor.
St. Louis, May 16. English Luther
snism yesterday lost Its identity as a
distinct denomination when the con
gregations comprising the Missouri
synod became merged with the tbree
thousand German congregation!.