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MONDAY, JUNE 5, 1911.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
SIXTIETH YEAR NO. 198.
Commission Form of Government Law
SYSTEM OF GOVERNMENT
ADOPTED HERE IS VALID
Passes Its First Test
the Sangamon Cir
APPEAL TO BE TAKEN
. Inrina PpfiinMnn After h!oc'l
Deliberation Gives His
(Special to The Arpua )
Springfield, 111., June 5. The com j
jnission form of government bill, tin- j
der which a number of cities of I Hi i
Hois are now "being governed, was do-1
clared constitutional by Judge James J
A. Creighton In the Saneamon circuit'
court today, when he entered an orde r i
sustaining the demurrer of the com j
ir.issioners of the city of Springfield.;
to the answer of county Tr-as.irr
rCbarles H. Edmonds of Sangamon:
'county, in a suit, in mandamus brought
fbv the commissioners to compel Ed I
imands to turn over to William H.j
Howe, who was elected city treasure i
'"by the commissioners, the city funds
In his possession. Edmand. eleeis to
stand by his answer and will take an
.appeal to the supreme court.
details awuded. "
Judge Creighton does not go into go
ftails on the various points raised in
Lgivtng this decision, but holds that the
commission form of government b'ii
!was legallv passed by the legislatuw
!-.nd that as far as he can see it do-; i
Inot violate any section of the cons.:-'
tutlon of Illinois. He has had 'c
case under advisement for sove.;ii
of interest nERE.
The Springfield case is of interest
In Rock Island because the withhold-! 0 1 Wk ,his mprn,ngt Detective Caul
lng of the money JylAe treasurer of ; fle.lrt haTipened aion The pair at the
Sangamon county was followed by,.irnP had ntten to thp "holdh.e
similar action here. nether the a
tion of the court will relieve the sit
uation locally remains to be deter ni
GIVE UP FACTS
Ohio Eepresenative, Pleading
Guilty of Bribery, Agrees
PAID $100, IS FINED $100
One of Eight Reported in IYef.li !
Hatch of Indictment for Ieg-
Columbus. Ohio. June 5. The grand j
jury made the third report in legisla-1
tlve bribery today, returning eight in-j
dletmenta against as many persons. j swore out a warrant for the "kider" j within $1,740 of the sum needed yes
One n iUDit gmi.ty. John Stewart, charging him with dis-;terday. The church has a seating ca-
RpnrPKPntativf Fvans w a in the j
court room at the time and beirg
served with an indictment charging !
him with receiving a $10 bribe, plead
fuilty and was fined $100.
Wil l. TF.I.I. AM..
Evans will go before the grand jury
and tell ail he knows about the bribery
BOMB FOR TURK RULER?
Jlig Store cf Pynamite Found Near
Railway Over W hich He Will Pa.-.-Rome.
June 5. Vidart. the -fourth
contestant to reach Rnra at the end
of the second stage of the 1.3"0 Faris
Rome Turin air race, arrived at f':15
this morning, lje Prince, the Fr rich
aviator, arrived in Genoa at 0:4$ this
Iowa Lumberman Kills Self.
Ottumwa. Iowa, June 5. E. E
Shrom. a sawmill owner at Bata.ia,
committed suicide by shooting yet-tcr-c'.av.
The cause is not known.
C ASE IS CHOSEN
Ai.shi::s-.on. June 5. At today's
meeting ol" the senate committee on
rrivikges and elections Dillingham, j satus for the manufacture of bombs
Catiitle. Jones and Kenyon trepubJi- i was discovered in a secluded defile in
.ins. and Fletcher, Johnston. Kernjtht Koepraolue distrct. The' explosves
t.-,n l.ca (democrats) were designated mere found close to a railway over
- a special cornmiuee to condut. , hk.h Sultan Mehemid of Turkey will
tr.e reinvestigation into the Lorimer pass on the forthcoming tour of Mace
isarces. ' domra.
Forecast Till 7 P. W. Tomorrow for
Rock Island, Davenport, Molina
. Unsettled but generally fair to
! night and Tuesday, cooler Tuesday.
A J ' V- 1 I I I. . au . v w
yesterday 93. lowest last night 69.
Velocity of wind at 7 a. m. 2 miles
Stage of -water 5.4, a rise of .1 in
last 4S hours.
Relative humidity at 7 p. m. 52,
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
(From noon today to noon tomorrow.)
Sun sets 7:23, rises 4:25; moon seta
1:49 a. m.; Mercury seen in east before
Margaret Peters Inveigles a
Stranger Into Confidential
Talk in Square. v
SEVERAL ARE SENTENCED
Peddlers. Fighters and Disorderlies
Are Given Jail Terms by Po
Charles Keliy, who arrived in Rock
Island Saturday morning, had a short
s'ay here because he was inveigled into
a quiet little "spoon" scene by one Mar-
,garet peters, well known character in
I i"tii t- i w ij i i in ei-. r..-... tan i.iu?p
! the woman immediately after his arrt-
val. and though he had never seen
'b' r in-fore, consented to a little coufl
Ideniiul cl.at. Accordingly they set out
. fur Spencer sq:;are and espying a
: bench settled nnnn it. Refore 7
bands" stage and were enjoying
things immensely when the detective
made his presence known. In police
court. Kelly was told that he would
nave time for Just 10 minutes in. this
city. The woman was given 10 days in
the county jail.
lfenry Ion and John Peterson be
came involved in a fistic quarrel Sat
urday night following a spree aDd a
(ii.-pute over the ownership of some
personal property. They wore placed
tinder arrest by Car'ain James Rey
nolds and Officer C. Meenan and thia
morning each was fouud guilty of dis
orderly conduct and sentenced to 1-)
days in the county jail.
K. F. Reed, a crippled peddler was
arrested late Saturday afternoon ay
Officer Kinsley, was given 40 days in
the county batile this morning. Reed
was attempting to dispose of pencils
and other small articles and when
'ever a pedestrian refused to purcharc
from him, lie became insulting and
abusive. His arrest followed.
Hebause he " kidded" him when h-
drove into a ditch, Herman Ruliu
orderly conduct. Rudin and Stewart
1:11,1 a quarrel a year aco, and that j
was the Vncrn,ive for ,he war
rant, itiougn Stewart aid no some!
i hniuiiig rue oiner cay w iien Kniin
'drove a team "into a ditch. Evidence
s-ibmiMed showed that Stewart was I
gui'ty of nothing more serious thaa
ridicule and so dismissed the case.
Jiilm Broekett was fined $5 and
costs this morning for drunkenness.
Christ Cook and .Tames Connelly ei
gaged in a fight Saturday nielu and
were arrested Each was fined $1 and
cos's this morning by Folice Magis
GIVEN 5 MONTHS
Sentence FoII.ws Verdict of Guilty
or liecemng toien tioods in
New York, June 5. Daniel
; O'Reilly, the lawyer convicted of re-
coining stolen goods in the Bancroft
1 bond robbery case, was today sen
I fenced to five months in the reniten
Itiary. O'Reilly appeared to be deep
' ly affected by his sentence.
FOURTH REACHES ROME
lart Completes Second Stage of
Paris-Konie-Turin Rcf. '
Salonika. Turkey. June 5. A big !
ore of dynamite and complete appa-
FREE FROM DEBT
Watertown Methodists Dedi
cate Their Cozy Little Wor
shiping Place Sunday.
$1,740 AMOUNT PLEDGED
Bock Island and Moline Friends As
sist in Completing the Total
Watertown's cozy little Methodist
church was dedicated yesterday and
the building debt incurred wiped out
In ita entirety. Rev. Alexander
Smith, superintendent of the Rock
Island district, was In charge of the
financial campaign conducted during
the day, and before the close of the
evening services, in connection with
which the dedicatory ceremonies
were held, the $1,740 had been rais
ed, completing the $4,000 that it
cost to build the church. Rev. Mr.
Smith, in order to make the total,
was obliged to call upon friends in
Rock Island and Moline and all re-
Castro has secured a
sponded generously. One donation
of 4100 was wired from Washing
ton, t. C. But the chief credit for
the consummation of the project be
longs to the Ladies' Aid society of
Watertown. It was the good women
of this organization who raised the
funds with which to purchase the lot.
Then they set to work to gather
money to build a church. They were
pacify of 200. Rev. F. I. Stevena,
pastor of the Milan Methodist church,
ls B"PP,J'iDS the Watertown charge.
me services yesieraay were as ioi-
1 morsixc 10:30.
Hymn, "Come Thou Almighty
Hymn, "Love Divine."
Sermon by Rev. Alexander Smith,
district superintendent. Rock Island.
Hymn, "Onward Cfiri6tian Sol
A FTERVOOX 2uM).
Hymn. "How Firm a Foundation."
Addresses Rev. W. S. Reed, Pink
Prairie. Rev. F. H. Andereon. East
Addresses Rer. J. M' Osborn.
Watertown. Rev. E. W. Thompson,
Hymn. "Joy to the World "
EVENING 7 sSO.
Hymn, "Holy. Holy, Holy."
Hymn, "Blessed Assurance."
Sermon Rev. T. E. Newland.
Methodist Episcopal church.
Hymn. "Stand Up for Jesus."
There will be a reception at the
new church this evening and there
will be special services tomorrow
evening and "Wednesday evening. j
Alleged Trust to Pass Uu
der Scrutiny of
HEARING AT CHICAGO
Special Attention to Be Given
to Shutting Out of Mail
Chicago, June 5. Shortly before
noon Judge Landis impaneled a special
gTand jury to investigate the alleged
illegal operations of the so-called "lum
ber trust." The investigation is with
PASSING OF TWO EX-PRESIDENTS
boatload of arms and amnrnnition and
a view to criminal prosecution.
Evidence said to implicate leading
men in the lumber industry has been
gathered by special agents for the gov
ernment and will be presented before
the grand jury.
MAIL ORDER HOt SF.S BARRED.
Especial attention will be paid by
the grand jurors to methods said to
have been adopted by the alleged com
bination to keep Chicago mail order
houses from purchasing lumber direct
ly from the manufacturers.
BLOW FROM FIST FATAL
Dixon Girl's Friend Hits Man Who,
, He Claims, Offended Her.
Dixon, 111., June 5. Emory Kin
caid, engineer of the Roper furni
ture factory, was killed on the bridge
across Rock river Saturday night in
sight of hundreds by Ira Mighalls
with his fist. Mighalls claims Kin
eaia insulted ivnss luiu roster, a
friend of his. The coroner's Jury
held Mighalls without bail.
Dubuque Pastor Dead.
Dubuque, Iowa. June 5. Rev. Her
man Ficke, aged 65, a leading German
Congregational minister of the north
west, is dead.
BARRED A JEW
FROM THE ARMY;
Washington, June 6. Colonel Jo
seph Garrard, 17. S. A., commanding
the cavalry post at Fort Meyer, Va.,
today was reprimanded by the secre
tary of war, under orders from Pres
ident Taft, for reporting adversely
an application of a soldier for the
right to take examinations for pro
motion to the commissioned grade on
the ground he was of Jewish parent
age. The president said it was hard
to deal with the matter "with pa
tience and without condemnatory
words that had better cot be writ
Lumber and Paper Making- In
terests Head Fight on Re
ciprocity. TAFT SAYS AT CHICAGO
Inspire Those Claiming to Represent
Farming Interest Some Solid
Chicago, June 5. President Taft, be
fore the "Western Economic society
here Saturday evening, declared that
the principal opposition to the Cana
dian reciprocity agreement comes not
from the farmer, but from the lumber
"trust" and from American makers of
print paper. The president outlined
some of the methods employed by the
opponents of -reciprocity and practical
ly told the farmers that they were be
ing "buncoed" by special interests. He
said that the fate of the agreement
rested not so much with the United
is on his way to Venezuela'
States senate as with the people of
In spite of the forces that are array
ed against it, the president expressed
the belief that the agreement would
be come a law. "The bill," he said,
"will pass, if it passes at all, because
of the force of the public opinion in
EXTENT OF THE OPPOSITION.
"I venture to state that there is much
less real opposition to reciprociay than
has been represented In Washington.
I have estimated the arguments and
compared them with actual statistics.
Under reciprocity with Cuba, which
reduced the duties on each side 20 per
cent, our trade with that country was
doubled. Under complete reciprocity
with Porto Rico our trade with that
island has increased nearly 15 times;
under reciprocal relations with the
Philippine islands our mutual trade
has nearly doubled in less than a year.
In each case there was bitter opposi
tion and wild prophesies of disastrous
"From what source does the opposi
tion to Canadian reciprocity proceed?
It comes first from those who own and
control the lumber supply of the United
States; secondly, fiom manufacturers
of print paper, of whom the largest
own much of the spruce wood supply of
the United States from which print pa
per is made. And, third, from those
who claim to represent the farmers of
"The control of lumber in the United
States is in comparatively few hands,
so friendly to each other that the pos
sibility of a monopoly is neither re
mote nor improbable, according to the
bureau of corporations, unless we bring
to the markets of the United States
the relatively inexhaustible supply to
be found in Canada.
REGARDING PRINT PAPER.
As to print paper: The tariff heard !
reports that the average cost of
duction in ail the United States is regular session of the Ministerial ai
about $5 more a ton than the cost of jliance. most of the churches huw
production in Canada, and that this $5 changed the "hour of the regular mld
is about the difference between the ! week prayer service to 8 o'clock in
cost of pulp wood in the United States stead of at 7:30. Some of the churcu
and the cost of pulp wood in Canada, jes have not as yet made the change,
"It is of the highest importance, both but the action will probably come
to consumers and to the manufactur- about In another week. -
REVISION OF THE COTTON
SCHEDULE TO COPIE NEXT
ers of print paper to secure a letting
down of the bars In Canada for the ex
portation of pulp wood.
"The agreement looks far Into the
future to create a condition of absolute
ly free trade in paper and its mater
ials, a condition that is the best for
the Industry as it certainly is for the
"The third class of opponents to the
bill are those who claim vociferously
to represent the whole farming indus
try of the United States.
"This, of course, Is a much more for
midable opposition than the special in
terests to which I have referred, and
it is but natural that these special in
terests should be found cooperating
with those who claim to represent the
"The employment of a New York city
firm, skilled In sending circulars, is
is not the subject of proper criticism,
providing the statements made in the
circulars are reasonable and well
founded. But it is significant that thia
same New York firm is looking for fi
nancial assistance in the campaign
they are carrying on against reciproci
ty, not only to the grange, but also to
gentlemen intlrested in lumber, in the
manufacture of print paper, and in
EFFECT ON THE FARMER.
"How is the farmer to be affected by
Canadian reciprocity and free trade in
agricultural products? Canada is so
far north that its agricultural prod
ucts are limited to wheat, rye, barley.
oats, potatoes, live cattle, horses, and
dairy products. It does not raise more
than one-6lxth of 1 per cent of the corn
crop of the United States. It raised
but few vegetables, it raises but few
hogs because it has not the corn to
feed them with; it cannot fatten cat
tle as they are fattened in the United
"The United States sends into Can
ada a great many more horses than it
imports from the Canadians. It sends
to Canada a much larger amount of
potatoes than It receives from. The
United States exports to Canada about
15 times as much meat and dairy prod
ucts as Canada sends to the United
IMPORTS WE MAY EXPECT.
"The only real importation of agTi
CTi!tuTaiTr)rodhct6 inaUwe may expect
from Canada of any considerable
amount will consist of wheat, barley,
rye and oats. The world price of these
four cereals is fixed abroad, where the
surplus from the producing countries
is disposed of. Canadian wheat nets it
perhaps 10 cents less a bushel to the
producer than wheat grown in the Da
kotas or In Minnesota, due to greater
cost of exporting.
"If now the duty Is to be taken off
Canadian wheat, Minneapolis and oth
er places can make it into flour be
cause the capacity of the United States
mills is 33 per cent greater than is
needed to mill the wheat of this coun
try. Canadian wheat can be Imported
and ground Into flour without mater
ially reducing the demand for or price
of United States wheat and the sur
plus will be sent abroad as flour.
"A material net to the stock and cat
tle raisers and the dairy farmers will
be the supply of by-products of bran
and shorts from the flour mills. These
by-products are now so scarce and high
that many farmers are unable to pro
REGARDING PRICE OF WHEAT.
"The agreement will not, in my judg
ment, reduce the price of wheat or
other farming products for our people.
It will, and ought to prevent an exorbi
tant advance In the price of farming
products which for the last three or
four years have been highly profitable
to all engaged in agriculture."
FOR HOT WEATHER
Highest Point This Afternoon Ol,
Two Helow Saturday, When
DO Was Reached.
We are having some record hot
weather for June just now. Up to Z
o'clock this afternoon the highest
point was 9i. Yesterday the niaxi
mum was S3. Saturday, however a
new mark for the season and a new
one in the history of the local wea'h
er station for June 3 was made whta
96 was recorded.
RUSSIAN SHIP AGROUND
Crown Prince of Niam Among Theme
Aboard Sa Ijom of Life.
Toklo, June 5. The Russian volun
teer fleet steamer Ryazan, bound for
Vladivostak, today ran ashore on a
reef near Nagasaki. All passengers, in-
! eluding the crown prince of Siam, were
Service Hour Changed.
Following a decision which was
pro-'reached last Monday afternoon at the
Congress Plans to Go
Ahead With Lower
EXPERTS ARE AT WORK
Taft Makes It Plain He Objects
to Root's Amendment to
' v Reciprocity.
Washington, June 5. A revision ot
the cotton tariff will be undertaken at
this session of congress, according to
Representative Rainey of Illinois. Ex
perts already are at work and a bill
will be drafted soon.
ONE THING AT A TIME.
Chairman Flood of the house com
mittee on territories, and former Gov
ernor Curry of New Mexico were told
by President Taft today that for tha
present he would not use administra
tion influence to push statehood for
Arizona and New Mexico.
SENATE, ONLY, MEETS.
Washington, June 5. The senate was
the only branch of congress to meet
today. Senator Pomerene was expect
ed to call up his resolution directing
criminal proceedings against the offi
cers and directors of the Standard Oil
and American Tobacco companies, and
to urge their prosecution under the re
cent supreme court decision.
The finance committee continued its
hearing on Canadian reciprocity. The
hearings, which have consumed about
a month, will close today or tomorrow.
The report of the committee may be
formulated Wednesday and presented
to the senate the following day.
TAFT STANDS FIRM.
Washington, June 5.7-T0 Senator
Stone of Missouri President Taft made
It clear today tkat be is opposed to
amendment whatsoever to the Cana
dian reciprocity agreement. This in
cludes the Root amendment. Stone
said he would carry on the fight for
reciprocity along the lines laid down
by the president. "Every true friend
of reciprocity will do the same thing,"
CAMPAIGN IS ON
Race for Presidency of Mexico
at Coming Election Now
REYES MAY BE CANDIDATE
Expected lie Will Oppose Madero and
That Church Party Will Also
Enter the Field. '
Vera Cruz, Mexico, June 5. The
war being over, const ruc,t.ively at
least, the presidential campaign may
be said to have begun in Mexico yes
terday, when General Bernardo
Reyes, who has been recalled from
Europe for the purpose 4fi aiding In
the reestablishrneut of peace, arriv
ed here by the steamship Fuerst Bis
marck from Ilavaca, where he had
halted on the way.
While not an avowed candidate for
the presidency. General Kpvoh Is con
sidered a receptlv one. Undoubted
ly his name will be on the ballot
when the election Is held. He Is
popular with the army and can rely
politically on what remains of the
(IllKCII TO IIE MAN,
When Madero arrives la Mexico
City next Wednesday the two men
who probably will be the leading ri
vals for the presidency may have the
opportunity of s'zlng each other up
at close quarters. Latr the power
ful Catholic party Is expected to put
forward a candidate. Diaz was the
political enemy of the church, whose
wealth and organization he consid
ered a menace to the state.
Taft Home Early in Morning.
Washington, June 5. President Taft,
returning from Chicago, reached Wash
ington at 8:i.j this morning.
Nice, France, June 5. Lieutenant
Eague, the French aviator who holds
the over-sea flight record, left Nice
this morning on an air voyage to Cor
sica. No news was received up to an
early hour this evening, and it is fear
ed be may have fallen into the sea.