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SIXTIETH YEAR. NO. 205.
TUESDAY, JUNE 13, 1911. TEN PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Resolution on Election of
Senators May Not
AMENDMENT NOT LIKED
Provision for Federal Control
Is Especially Displeasing
Washington, June 12. Congress was
busier today than at any other time In
the present session. In the senate Ca
nadian reciprocity with the Root
amendment attached finally reached
the floor. In the h6use the Underwood
tariff revision bill was expected to oc
cupy the entire day, while the "sugar
trust" and "steel trust" investigating
committees resumed Inquiries on the
operations of the two big industries.
FEAR EFFUCT OK AMEXDMKVT.
It Is believed also before adjourn
ment conferees from both branches
will be named to take under consider
ation the constitutional resolution for
the direct election of senators passed
by the senate last night There is grave 1
ciounr or me aemocraue nouse agreeing
to the Uristow amendment for federal
control of senatorial elections.
MII.I.IAMS IS OHlCilNAL.
Washington, June 13. Senator Wil
liams of Mississippi declares thai
when he wanls ,a thing he wants it,
but he will noYrcfune to kill a rattl
snake Decause at tu same time uc-o. K." on a paper attached to an uu
cannot .MQ: an anaconda. This, injKjgneti voucher.
brief, is. his reason for accepting thej
Canadian reciprocity treaty as sctl Q Q Dm V IM
forth in the report on the reciprocity ! U O. Id DAlJLY 111
bill filtd in 'the Fcnate -.od-iy uh.'iij ETCH Dt OAIIODO
Chairman 'Penrose reported that mea.s-j IstfcU Ul oAlLUilv)
ure. Mr. Williams report was one c:
a number presenting various views on
the reciprocity bill.
The majority report was non-committal
neither for nor acainst. Wil
liams, Stone and Kern united iu urg
ing acceptance of the bill without
amendment, while LaKolleUe uud Mc
C'umber presented reports in opposi
tion to the measure. Williams, in h I s
report gave especial " prominence
to the portion of President Taft's
Chicago speech dealing with wood
rulp as expiessive of his views.
AMKMIMKNTS U; 1,(11)1).
Mr. Willbimti .'xrirK.s,ri nn!-i
ion that the Root amendment will de-
feat the purposes of both gokernmeuts '
in the matter of paper and wood puip, ;
uiuiiniKii in ini'.puaie it s' rives to exe i
cute that purpose. He declared himself:
to be favorable to a majority of the i
ain'.rdineuis that were offered in com -
mittee if ordered as original i rouost-hfi,le
tions, standing upon their own rueri'e;
but not in favor of them as amend
ments to tliis bill because he thinks
"their effect in all cast's and their pur
pose in most cases is to defeat Cana
TWO K,MOllM-: IKS.
Senator Stone of "-.Missouri, signed
Williams' report with the follow in.-
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hiuju i "mi ii'xr. ai viii'. m n
Williams' view." i
Henator Kern also ficned Williams' j
ri port ,)!wtl his endorsement upon it
in which he said: "I am for the Ca
radian reciprocity bill bctause It
looks to freer trade and more inti
mate commercial relationship be
tween mis cotinry atin c anaua. i a n
c prosed to the Hcot amendment Tori
the reasons so well stated by Senator';
AIIOPTS AKTKIl M KMI ;.
Warhingtou. I). C, June Ky a
Arte of Ci to -4, the United States sen
ate last nieht adopted a resolution to
submit to the btes iiu amendment j
to the constitution for the election of
senators by direct vo''-
But before the final vote was tnkeu
the senate adopted the " Bris: o a j St. Petersburg. June 13. A news
amendment." which s;iecs:ioa!ly re-! dispatch from Constantinople says
tains in the federal government tUe Charles K. Crane of Chicago, who is
control over the manner of holding traveling in southern Albana, has ar
theee elections. Tnere is a gencr.il rived at Scutari and reports that all
feeling here that if the house acreo s Albana, north of the Scumbia river
this amendment, it will result iu the has revolted, including El Bassan.
death of th? amendment w hen the leg
islatures are called to act upon it-
K.f E QIESTIOX lVOI.KI.
For it is this item of ' federal con
ticl which has 'been most bi'terly le
sented by the southern senators, who
declare it will give the federal govera
n:ent an opportunity to iurerfere wita
the race question in the sou'h. by giv
ing it a new weapon to preverr. th-
d'. lrnr.chisen-.cut of the nerrfs :teo
Almost all the day's oratory aud it j Chicago, June 13. The possibil
las td until late In the niht was j ity of civil as well as criminal action
ei-lit over this question of 'federiliby the government against the so-
control. ' And
when trie vote ou it!
was ta a n. it hail the narrowest kiuJ
i f ?. squeak. At the hands or tlie srv
a'e. it received a tie vote 11 to A'..
This gave Vice President Sherman
the deciding vote, and he voted for
Forecast Till 7 P. M. Tomorrow for
Rock Island, Davn.rt, MoJhae
Fair -tonight and Wednesday, not
much change in temperature.
Temperature at 7 a. m, 62. Highest
yesterday 73, lowest last night 68.
Telocity of wind at 7 a. zn. 7 miles
Relative lrtmrtdtty at 7 p. m. 2. at
7 a. m. 78.
Stage of water,-4.-&.-a rise- of .2 In
last. 2 4 boors.
J. JL SHERIEH.Xocal Forecaster.
5i? A8TRONOMICAL EVENTS.
(From noon today to noon tomorrow.)
San sets 7:23, rises 424;' moon rises
9:31 p. m. This date animtar eclipse of
1854 toncbed the north pole, the first
time since Mosaic creation.
the amendment, and it was declared
adopted 45 to 44.
I. O RIMER VOTES FOR IT.
Senator Lo rimer of Illinois arrived
in Washington to vole upon the ques
tion. He cast this vote for the Bris
tow amendment. Had he not been
present, the amendment would have
A resolution calling for this consti
tutional "amendment was passed In the
first few weeks, of the present session
by the house of representatives And
it was that resolution which Senator
(Continued on Page Eight.)
FREE WITH MONEY?
Congressional Committee on Erpen
ditures Wants t Know About
Washington, June 12. A subpoena
for secretary of State Knox to appear
and explain the payment to FrederiCK
Hale, a son of former Senator Hale, of
$5,000 from the Canadian boundat
fund of the state department was ii
sued by the house committee on ex
penditures in the state department.
i The money was said to have been
paid on the sole authority of Knox's
Orders Spent Out to Gather Recruits
as Kaidly as Possible for
Washington, June 13. The United
States navy will soon need a large
number of sailors, and orders have
been sent out by the navy department
to begin recruiting at the new office at
Chicago July 1. Crews for the new bat
tleships I'tah and Florida and the ex
piration soon of the term of enlistment
of many sailors make it necessary for
the naty recruiting officers to enlist all
avai''at'10 competent men.
JQ KEEP PROPERTY
"f 0,,jeds of Suit Filel Against
Lewis Estate at
St. Louis, June
13. A receiver
for all the properties of E. G. Lewis!
I at University City. Mo., an injune- f
. , , .! announcement was maue iuji iua
t on muning representatives ofjstreet car a Canadian COn-
the syndicate of magazine publishers . . oclr amaoaa
, .t J't'Il, HKtJIUO IU ucwig,..,
. . . , . .
recem agieemem. uKiri over me
properties and foreclosure on all ini-
proved property of the University
Heights Realty and Development
company are sought by suits filed to
day in the federal circuit court. The
properties are valued, it is said, at
between two and three million dol
Charges aie made against Lewit
and his companies by creditors in te
petitions. It is represented all of the
Lew is corporations are insolvent an J
their aggregate indebtedness amounts
to mere than five million dollars.
OF SCUMBIA REVOLT
W BE CIVIL
called lumber trust became a mat-
ter of considerable discussion here
today among those interested, fol
lowing the questioning today of a
number of new witnesses by the fed
eral grand Jury.
Reconstruction of Mexico
WORK FOR THE TROOPS
Given Something to Do Besides
Fight They Quickly Lay
nown Arms, y
Mexico City, June 13. These are
the days of reconstruction. Presi
dent de la Barra Is working over
time to restore national tranquility
and Madero Is tendering him his mor
al support and some practical ad-
vice. By the time he returns from
his trip into the south it is not im
probable a great majority of the men
he formerly commanded will be at
their former vocations. Both the
government and the large corpora
tions need laborers and those who
want work will have no trouble in
Paying the indemnity bills prom
ises to he the most exacting work
before the present government for
some time. Claims of all sorts are
beginning to come in. Yesterday the
car windows broken
and the cars
otherwise damaged by mobs.
Ambassador Henry Lane Wilson
has received word that the Ameri
cans confined in jail in Chihuahua
would be released.
t IIAXiE UIICKI.Y MADE.
Los Angeles, Cal., June 13. "The re
organization of Mexico will take place
so rapidly that it will startle the
world," said Diego Redo, deposed gov
ernor of Sinaloa, Mexico, yesterday,
j upon his arrival here.
"The reorganization will take place
within 10 or 15 days, I believe," he
continued. "Within that time the ar
mies will be disbanded.
"It Is remarkable the way peace and
order are being established. A week
ago at Culican, there were 3,700 armed
men. In four days 1,700 of them had
returned to their homes to take up
their work. Today there are only
about 1.000 under arms, and within a
week this number will be reduced to
CONGRESS TO LEARN WHO DREW
UP PRESENT SUGAR SCHEDULE
(Special Correspondence f The Argui.)
Washington, June 11. How greatly
American consumers of sugar are be
ing mulcted by the sugar trust win
be determined by a committee inves
tigation lately inaugurated in the
house of representatives.
The inquiry la unlimited in cop
and will delve into prices of sugar
in all countries with a view to obtain
ing a relative estimates of how other
nations comntra with nura rvn tha
'subject With, regard to the situation
Vice President Sayley of Steel
Corporation Tells of For
mer Agreement 8.
BUSINESS IS APPORTIONED
The Firms Falling to Get Their
Share Were Given Donation
From General Fund.
Washington, June 13. The Investi
gation of the steel corporation was re
sumed today by the Stanley committ
tee, with James H. Gayley, former vice
president of the corporation, on the
stand. He was recalled to relate more
facts involving the Carnegie Steel com
pany and the trust at the time of for
mation. EXTJEDPOOLS IX 1ML
Gayley asserted the steel corpora
tion In 1901 had put an end to pools
and agreements in the industry. Al
though at first opposed to the plan, h.?
now thoroughly approved the under
standings reached between the steei
manufacturers at the conference din-
IT SEEMS AS IF HE'LL NEVER
ners inaugurated by Judge Gary, hjad
of the corporation.
EVE. DIVIDED PROFITS.
Gayley said that, prior to 1901, thero
were agreements by which manufac
turers were apportioned certain share
of the steel business and those w!io
failed to get the allotted Share wero
taken care of with a proportion of the
TO BEGIN JUNE 22
Washington. June 13. The hearing
of testimony in the Lorlmer case will
begin June 22, according to an an
nouncement made today.
Providence, R. I., June 13. Former
United States Senator Aldrich said last
night that he will' appear before the
Iorimer investigating committee at
Washington. Mr. Aldrich was invited
by the committee to testify within a
week or 10 days, and last night sent
the following telegram to Sergeant-at-Arms
Randall Ramsdall of the senate:
"It will not be convenient for me to
appear before the committee for 10
days, but I will come as soon as I can.
A subpoena will not be necessary."
HALF DOZEN DIE
IN AN EXPLOSION
Albany, N. Y., June 13.Five or
six persons are reported to have been
killed this afternoon in an explosion
which destroyed the plant of the Al
bany Chemical works on Van Renns
seler island. The fire is reported
in America the committee will make
it their aim to discover if possible tua
author of the sugar schedule and the
Identity of the Influences which pr
tect its safe passage through cougrec;
whether the bill in which it is include!
Is a republican or a democratic meas
ure. LOOK INTO HIGH PRICES.
Another detail of the committee's
rroceedure will be to looft nto the
high prices existing in this counry
and if possible to ascertain to what
extent the protection on sugar has en
King and Queen of Eng
land and Attaches at
TRAVEL IN SERAI-STATE
Aviators Not Permitted to Fly
Over London During the
. Festivities. - -
Ascot Heath, England, June 13.
Never has Ascot looked better than
on this, the opening day of the coro
nation meeting. King George and
Queen Mary came In semi-etate in
landaus each drawn by four bays,
while three landaus carried their
suites. Among the occupants were
ambassadors and the royal family.
MANY AMERICANS THERE.
Among the Americans who receiv
ed invitations were' Ambassador and
Mrs. Reid, the embassy staff and
wives; John Hays Hammond, special
ambassador to tne coronation, Mrs.
Hammond and children; Charles P.
Taft, Mrs. Taft, Miss Taft, Mrs.
John Jacob Astor, Mrs. Joseph
Stickney and Mrs. William B. Leeds.
Ambassador Reid was not present
today on account of his recent indis
position. AMERICAN HORSE SECOND.
The Prince of Wales stakes of 50
sovereigns each, with 1,000 sover
eigns added, for 3-year-61ds, distance
about a mile and five furlongs, was
won by Lord Derby's Stedfast, who
finished second in the coronation der
by. H. P. Whitney's All Gold, sec
ond, "Skeets" Martin, the American
jockey, having the mound.
London, June 13. Acting under the
powers conferred by tne act recently
passed by parliament, Mr. Churchill,
home secretary, has issued an order
prohibiting navigation of air craft of
any description over the county ot
London on the three days of the coro
nation processions, and also over
Windsor and Iondon on thf three
other days devoted to events connect
ed with the coronation. The penalty
for violations is Imprisonment for six
months or a fine of J1.000.
REGULATIONS ARE RIGOROUS.
The police regulations to insure puV
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abled the trust to maintain an exorti
tant price to the ordinary consumer.
For a few days th: committee will
occupy itself with preliminary discus
sions, eiter wnicn witnesses wu; .,ei
called and the committee will
meetings almost dajly during the rf3tjc
of the summer.
The American Sugar Refining
pany. which is the gigantic and
powerful sugar trust, will D f avo-cd
with the almost exclusive attention of
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Sugar Trust Controls Pacific
Coast Eeflneries and Ships
No Products There.
FREIGHTS ARE TOO HIGH
Western Establishments Make Larg
er Profit Than Those In rhe
Washington. June 13. At the re
sumption of the "sugar trust" In
quiry today Edwin F. Atklnsv act
ing head of the sugar corporation,
declared the American Sugar Refin
ing company owned practically the
majority of the stock In sugar re
fineries In California but did not at
tempt to compete with them on ac
count of freight rates on sugar trans
ported from the eastern refineries.
The sugar tariff, according to At
kins, enables the Pacific coast sugar
refineries to make a larger margin
of profit than the eastern refineries.
ADVICE IS IGNORED.
Washington, D. C, June 13. Ruling
that the facts regarding which former
officers of the American Sugar Refin-
inir company are under indictments
are essential to the Inquiry, the house
committee of Investigation of the su
gar trust yesterday required Acting
President Edwin F. Atkins of the com
pany to answer questions regarding its
attempts to acquire the Pennsylvania
Sugar Refining company at Philadel
phia. Counsel Ineffectually appealed to the
committee not to go Into this matter
pn the ground that the former officers
are awaiting trial in November on a
charges of conspiracy to acquire tho
Pennsylvania property and that their
interests would be prejudiced if the
committee -prejudged the case.
IT AS NO DIRECT KNOWLEDGE.
Mr. Atkins testified he had no direct
knowledge" regarding the Pennsyl
vanla transaction, which, he said, was
negotiated under the presidency of
Henry O. Havemeyer. He said he pro
tested years ago against the policy of
the company ' acquiring beet sugar
plants. Tho company officials point
out that the company has undergone a
thorough change of management and
of policy since the Havemeyer regime
Mr. Atkins submitted a statement
to show thaJLd'iring 1910 the company
manufactured slightly more than 42
per cent of the total consumption of
sugar in the United States, while the
beet - gusai- ee'we"UAjcation""waa made public." was Attoi-
14 per cent. Of the 21 cane sugar re
fineries in the United States the refin
ing company owns seven directly or
through subsidiary companies, and has
a stock interest, less than a majority,
in four. Of the CS factories which
produce beet sugar, the American
company is interested through stock
ownership in 33.
IOWA WOMAN TRIES
TO SEE PRESIDENT
Arrested and Sent to Asylum When
She Insists on Taft's Recov
ering Land for Her,
Washington, June 13. Washing
ton police are awaiting word from
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, from relatives
of Mrs. Johanna Buecknlng of that
place, who was arrested at the Wrhlt
house yesterday when she sought to
gain access to President Taft. To
secret service men on guard there
she said she wanted the president to
recover certain lands she claimed
she once owned Jn Iowa. Her con
versation was such as to impel the
officers to send her to the Washing
ton asylum hospital.
W0ULD PROSECUTE FRAUD
National Credit Men IHseuss Raising
Fund for lurMse.
Minneapolis, Minn., June 13. The
National Association of Credit Men met
in annual convention today. The rais
ing of a national fund of $150,000 to
prosecute business frauds was one o
the topics to be discussed by the dele
gates. SEAMEN'S STRIKE
Southampton, , England, June 13.
The long threatened strike of the
International Seamen's union has
been definitely fixed to commence to
morrow. SYNOD COURT
FINDS REV. J. C.
Quincy, 111., June 13. The court of
the German Evangencal synod of
North America appointed to lnvc-sM-
DO-..'ga!e the charges against Rev. Julius
- Kramer pastor of the Salem Evan-
geucai cnur;a iouna mm gunty anu
com-Idecreed be D,UHt resl- A decision
all-!wt received here today. The case i
i a,8 in the civU co'irts here day
ia reP!evin 8Uit 'brought by the new
officers to secure the church ecu: ds
from the old board.
OF THE ROAD
Word of "Mere Clerks".
Not Accepted in Trial
of Edgar S. Cooke
BIG FOUR EMBEZZLER
Charles R. Warriner in Peniten
tiary Garb, Appears on
Witness Stand, v .
Cincinnati, June 13. Ruling out the
testimony of clerks of the Big Fcur
railway as to the contents of the caah
books of the road that have been de
stroyed on the ground that "mere
clerks" were not in charge of the
books and that higher officials of the
road only would be allowed to testify
regarding them. Judge Hunt, presld-i
lng at the trial of Edgar S.l
Cooke, for alleged embezzlement caused
interest in the case to reacB a higii
pitch today. The ruling preceded the
appearance on the stand of Charles L.
Warriner, self-confessed defaulting lo
cal treasurer of the railroad.
BOOKS ARB MISSING.
Harry A. Maurer, clerk in the treab-
urer's office, had testified regarding
the methods by which receipt from
500 station agents were turned over to
Warriner and entered on the casn
books by Cooke. He said he dldn t
know where the books now are.
Did those books have anything to
do with rebates." asked Assistant
Prosecutor Cash. '
Attorney Baker for Cooke obJecteffV
successfully and the question "Whst
did they contain" was followed by tho
ruling of the court.
Tm Informed cash books showing
remittances of station agents for tho
years 1900 to 1904 Inclusive were not
djatroyedtiatll. after, 'garrlner'a. defal-
ney Baker's startling statement dur
ing the (argument.
WARRINER IX PEX CARD.
Charles L. Warriner, wearing the
garb of a "trusty" In the Ohio peni
tentiary then took the stand. He to'd
how Cooke, receiving f90 a month,
had handled '.millions of the road h
money. Warriner testified when bo
discovered the alleged discrepancy oi
$24,000 In Cooke's accounts the latter
at first denied but later admitted U.
MVOI.VED WITH WOMAN.
"He said he had become Involved
with a Mrs. Ford and had tried with
out success to recoup losses In the
stock market," related Warriner. "Ho
told me he had $9,000 of the money
left and I said I would take care of
the balance if he would return tho
Lisbon, June 13. An official dec-eo
issued today convokes a constituent
assembly June 19, when the deputieb
will proclaim the republic of Portugal.
DISCUSSING MANY TOPICS
Occupational IMtteamcs One of fiulr
Jects Hcfore Cliarltles Conference.
Boston, June 13. At today's
meeting of charities and corrections
the topics discussed Included occu
pational diseases, standard safety
fire appliances for factories, the wey.
ward child of rural communities and
the housing problem.
AVIATOR FALLS 125 FEET
First Serious Accident Attend Ger
man National .Meet.
Madgeburg, Germany, June 13. The
first serious accident of the national
aviation circuit race occurred here to-
uay when Karl Mueller attempting a
landing fell 125 feet. The aviator suf
fered concussion of the brain.
SET TRIAL DATE SOON
Browne Fish Bribery Cane Postponed
at Springileld for a Week.
Springfield, 111., 'June 13. The csf
of Lee O'Nell Browne, and others
charged with conspiracy to eom.i4t
bribery In certain fish legislation came
up today and was postponed till next
Tuesday when a date for the trial will
FEARS BANKS; CASH BURNS
New Yorker Almcmt Ixwea Life Try
ing to Save $1,700 in Greenbacks
Troy, N. Y., June 13. Because ha
bad no confidence In banking Institu
tions, Myer Dank la of Hoosick Falls,
RcnEsalaer county. Is today mourning
the loss of $1,700 In greenbacks, which
burned yesterday when his house was
destroyed by fire. He nearly lost hU
life in futile efforts to save the hoarded,