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SIXTIETH YEAR. NO. 240.
TUESDAY, JULY 2.5, 1911.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
HARMON BOOM IS LAUNCHED
AT NEBRASKA CONVENTION
STEEL PACT ENDS RUINOUS
PRICE WAR; WAGE INCREASE
CONTINUED TROUBLE IN THE JAM JAR
ing up the revolutionary movement. He
has money, and the belief was express
ed that he would gladly pay it out to
accomplish his purpose.
One of Founders Testi
fies Men Were Get
ting $1 a Day.
Ohio Governor Opens
Headquarters at Free
Forecast Till 7 P. M. Tomorrow for
Rock Island, Davenport, Molina
Fair tonight and Wednesday. Con
tinued cool this evening; warmer Wed
nesday. Highest temperature yesterday, 6S.
Lowest last night, 54.
BY A WORLD PRICE
DEMOCRATS IN MEETING
SDeakers Point to Promising :
Outlook for Party in Com
Fremont, July 25. The mission of
Ben Chamberlain, personal represen- ;
tative of Governor Harmon of Ohio, :
to the Nebraska state democratic !
convention, was the chief topic of
discussion among the delegates to- j
day. Harmon headquarters were es-
tablished this morning and the rep
resentative of the Ohio governor
was an object of interest arnong the
supporters and opponents of Harn;on
for the convention's endorsement as
presidential candidate. The coni(n
tion was called t0 order at 2 this
HOI.I PEACE f ('ERI"f'E.
Following a conference participated
In by furni'T Governor Shalleiiberf:-r,
T'ini'irary Chairman Hatrit :g'on and
Charles W. Bryan, a tatemeiit waa
given out that "party principle s and
l.ot leaders would receive 'li
pal attention of the delegates.
Ftated that Harmon a ri-jip S'-rnative
couusi 1'1 for peat e and a-ain.st any
action which might lead to lissns ion
w ithin the party's ranks in -Nebraska.
Fremont, Neb.. July 25. The dc'i.
ocratic state convention today adopted
l platform reaffirming allegiance
the fundamental prineiplcs of the s j.u
national platforms of T.tnv and congrat
ulating tlie nation that democrat c
principles were rapidly winning favor
throughout the country and with fair
minded men of all parties. Wbne
regretting there was not a uVmocr.v
president and a democratic s.ii;;t
"to strike the first blow at protection'
now accorded trusts under the present j
tariff", the platform points to Taft rec-1
lnrVcifv as nroof thr.t the reDubllav, -
party Is abandoning "even a pret. r.3-
that its protective policy benefits ti:e
PAHTf CAX BE TBI STED.
I tie aeraocratic iree iibi tarirr
nays the platform, id proof that the
democratic party can be trusted when
given power. It endorses the recoid
of the late democratic legislature ai'd
the enactment of a law for the pop i-j
of national convention
stanihx; FOIl THE RIGHT.
ifiuimifj uaii mau ji. r . nai-
rlngton began with the remark that;
for once in 17 years we are assem-
bled In convention at a time when
we have control of even one branch,
of congress. During all that long;
and dreary period there Las been," 1
he said, "loaves and fishes to divide. !
There has not been eltuer tne sus-1
taining influence of a patronage of
the cohesive power of public plun-
der held out as an inducement toj
any democrat. The only reason whyj
the party had remained together, un
dismayed by successive defeats, is
because of the conviction of Us mem
bers that In standing for Jefferson
Ian democracy they were standing
Tor that which was" eternally right.
iirioV i hkv
"During those lb years there was
much of division and discord in our
ranks. In every election there was
disunion. Neither Mr. Bryan nor
Judge Parker received the support of
a united party. Finally the turmo,I
seemed to cease the democratic -
norlty in the house of representa
r rAa oflv aHrtonra nf Burn mnd
, , -
. ...... !
ue. u.u ru
that great independent newspapers
:rr7,A :::: " ;;;; .;. .;t.;iernnjent u nnibBfa., siuay 01 ice,ch showed the arm was street & i
minority was rendering to the peo- !
v".- v-i . "'iru "--"' ,
there were even in congress, but un -
der te splendid leadership of Champ j
Clark this straggling minority be- J
oame a magnmcent ngtiticg iorce. ;
i am sure tnat ir an toe repuD-;
licans of Nebraska could be got a.
(Continued on Page Eiffht.)
HAUL AT DE KALB
De Ka'.b, 111.. July 25. Robbers
this morning blew two safes in the)
local postotfcVe and secured 6,000 in:
stamps, and $l,5o0 in cash. Prcm
automobile tracks it is supposed to;
tor the same gang that has been rob--&'ng
postomies in northern Illinois
'.he last few months.
Photographers Meet. ,
Bt. Paul. July 25. After having,
been officially welcomed to. Minnesota '
) Governor cerha.ri.. the p.-oto ra
phers' association assembled for j
business today In the St. Paul ax
Temperature at 7 a. ra., 57. j
Precipitation up to 7 a. m., none. j
Velocity of wind at 7 a. m., 10 miles. '
Relative humidity, at 7 p. m. 71, at 7 !
a. m. 4L
! fctage or water, .s; no cnange in t
. J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
(From noon today to noon tomorrow.)
Sun sets 7:1S, rises 4:47; moon sets
8:00 r- m.; 3;2S p. m., f astern time,
new moon, in constellation Cancer,
with the sun.
SENATE TO ADOPT
HOUSE WOOL BILL
Serves Notice Lower!
Will Not Accept La j
Washington, July 25. Following a ;
scries of conferences today the predic- I
tion was made in the senate that the
t-enate would adopt the house wool
bill Thursday, thus putting the wool i
issue squarely up to Taft. Democra ..c
Leader Fnderwood todav served notice j
that the house would not accept the ;
La Follette bill. 1
Washington, July 25. A caucus of :
d huh ratic senators is calh'J for to-
iiinht tij consider the wool revision i
bill. Whether democrats shall assist
In passing the La Follette bill, is the ;
bone of contention.
STREET ATTACKS BY
lour Thousand Out in Chicago lie-
of Anti-oie Ordinance
Chicago, July 25. Thirty of the four ;
thousand peddlers who
are out cn
as the result of the .nti-nois-e i
j ordinance which prohibits them calling j
jtheir wares, attacked three fruit wag j
;ons, scattered the contents over l:?
'street and assaulted the drivers. Extra
police have been assigned to disperj
the gatherings aud prevent disorder,
! a number of disturbances were rc-
ported to the police during the after- j
noon. Produce merchants declare the I
fruit and vegetable business has d
creased 75 per cent since the beginning
ui nit- jiiuums tume iiiree ua3 age.
TflCCpn IN A I AIIMPH
1 r limine. r-r r ri-
Sunday Storm on Lke, I lead l
Detroit. July 25. After having
been tossed about Lake St. Clair in
trnttora U-ll.. H,.n.H lfi.l
night's gale, managed by heroic ef-!
forts, to reach Chatham, Ont. Mon-
day evening. All suffered consider- ;
ably from exposure, but are expected 1
to recover. The party was compos-;
. ed of William, August and Joseph ,
( Labadia, Andrew Mybeck. Otto Lin-j
denlerg. Joseph Hagstrom and th j
Matter s 9-year-old son.
GERMANY IS FOR PEACE;
r . . . .
hopiy 10 Armxrauon iTopoMuon is
S.ru to a.J.iiiKtvn.
Berlin. July 25.-The German gov-
an-German arbitration treatr .
niBnu1, an forinll,nt ... i
ment thereupon, wnicn comment has;
bepn forviar(ied to Washington as a
baf.ia of negotiations. An official i
statement of the nature of the Ger-;
man Tiews cannot be obtained here.
hllt thpr0 reason to believo that
they are favorable. Though the ne
gotiations are not so far advanced
as those between the United States
and Great Britain and France look
ing t0 permanent peace pacts, this
is explained by the fact that Ger
many received the American propos
als later than the other countries
did. and is not to be construed as
due to a hostile attitude on the part
of this government.
SEAL TREATY IS RATIFIED
Senate Spetlily Approves Pact for
Protection of Animals.
Washington. July 2 5. A treaty
negotiated between the United State
Great Britain, Japan and Russia for
the protection of the fur seals waa
ratiaed by the senate yesterday on
motion of Senator Cuilcm. who rush
ed through the measure, which was
only tracedtted to the senate last
Saturday. The treaty is drawn to
become effective Dec 15.
Wires From Post in
ing Hines' Story.
JAFT HAD NO CHOICE
President Simply Anxious for
Election of a Senator
New York, July 25 United States
Minister Boutell of Switzerland, in a I
statement to the Associated Press to-
day, denied he wrote the "brought off j
eoods" note, as testified to bv Edwar '11
Hines before the Ixrimer committer i
yesterday. Boutell said he heard Taft j
i say he was anxious for the immediat j
Election of a senator without expres-
i . f r,rpferenre to candidates
rvr-r.i.r. iii.i. .- ii.it. ,
James Keeley j
of the Chicago Tribune told the Lor-
lmer committee touay tnat oeorge o.
Glavis' recent arrest on the charge of !
embezzlement was at Keeley's request,
which Glavis claimed ;
fi ht made b th proof m
z,ne of Chicago for the mail privilege.!
Former Representative Tawney of Min
nesota was said to be "mixed up in the
kxew it was cold brick
The Glavis story was brought about
by primer s counsel cross examining
Keeiey. who declared he became con
vinced he had purchased a gold brick,
Bomett, h tapPened in the
last week which Changed his
"U'u v.uaugt-u utD til ii.ii
Asked concerning lobbyists' names
Keelev said Glavis signed t -ceic
t"""- . UIUUUM came' !
IJ.l .uA : .
Winona. Minn., July 25. Mr. Taw
lUua, an ignorance or are judges over us. Surely these
the matter testified to by Keeley be- gentlemen do not object to an eelc
fore the Lorimer committee. He de- j tion. When we say we do not ob
clared he never heard of the "Fire j ject. they cheer; but when we take
Proof magazine." and did not know ! steps to have an election, they find
Keeley nor Glavis. j fault.
EMBALMED BEEF INFLUENCES
ARE STILL MUCH IN EVIDENCE
(Special Correspondent of The Argus )
Washington, July 23. A remarkable
series of facts which have come to
light within the last 24 hours indicate
that packers of embalmed beef are the
influences that have been prlnclpa j
behind th plot to have Dr. H. W. W.l
ey ousted from the public service.
Manufacturers of embalmed beef are
at present, by virtue of an order i$suc 1
by the department of agriculture, fer
mitted to use benxoate of soda in wha:
eTer Quantities they may desire. Lv.
WUey not only opposed the issuance
tf this order, maintaining that te
b-j- ssa it,-
Canadian Premier Demands
Immediate Action by Do
MAY APPEAL TO COUNTRY
Tlu'fatcns to Do No I'nle.ss Obstruc
tionists Cease Their Tactics
in the Commons.
Ottawa, Ont., July 25. Sir Wilfrid
j Laurier, prime minister of Canada,
flatly notilied the opposition In the
house of commons that unless ob
structions .-to a vote on reciprocity
were abated and the government per
mitted! to pass it he would appeal
to the country in a general election.
Both sides received the declaration
with cheers and a lively political
shindy followed, each maneuvering
W. S. Middleboro, conservative
member for North drey, Ont., started
i tno o 1 1 Una w nninli;nirio tlm
th eovernment was seekine to rep-
resent thp onrinsitinn s forcing fln
election before the west receives by
enactment of a parliamentary redis-
itribution bill the increased repre-
j sontatlon to which its increased pop-
j ulation entitles it in the house. The
I west expects to gain 25 or 30 seats.
i.i-rii.-r ni-Min f.Tifiv
Arising amid applause from the
c r-. r ....... J ,. ... n : t t
"My honorable friend arose to con-
vince the house and the country that
tne opposition is not obstructing the
reciprocity agreement wnicn nas
"ttll Ut 1WI ILr; UUUOrj I Ul OlA llJUIllilO.
Yet he says let reciprocity wait. If
hnin r. i-i s t h ll AUf v niv mnnVin
nnt rinrnoitv nn' V rtnn't
want reciprocity to wait.
We have heard the same argu-
ment ad naUseum. One of the most
respocted members of the house pre
faced his remarks the other day by
saying there was nothing new to be
said upon the question, yet he took
three hours to say it. Redistribu
tion is not before the house, neither
is the census, but the reciprocity
agreement Is and we can go on
OPPOSITION IS DEFIED.
"If the opposition wishes to pre
vent an election, 1ft it go on with
reciprocity and there will be no
election. I have nothing .to hide in
j "We are before the people, and If
government becomes a farce there
preservative is decidedly harmful m
its effects upon the human system, bi:t
worked untiringly to educate the rej
ple to the danger lurking in packed
meats in which benzoate is used. Tha
result is several states have pasr-e-i
legislation absolutely forbidding the
use of the drug in any quantity what
soever. Therefore Dr. Wiley has be
come a standing menace to the em
balmed beef industry. "This man
Wiley has got to go." was the ed . t
that went out from the cmba'.u.eJ
When Dr. Wiley held that benzove
of soda was harmful to the human sys
tem, the packers appealed to ite
IS THREAT TO
Powers Are Nov; Facing
a Paper Blockade
SIMON SERVES NOTICE
Cruiser Chester Arrives Ger
many Dispatches Bremen
Port au Prince, July 25. The revolu
tion is spreading in the south. Tfci
l itiied States cruiser Chester, arrived
at Cape Haitien today to protect Amer
ican interests. The situation is tense.
Berlin, July 25. The German cruis
er Hremen, which was at Montrea',
was ordered today to proceed to Poi't
KKBEI.S IIOI.U POKTS.
Washington, July 25. Without any
known resources to make its decice ef
fective, the Haytian government in
tends to declare Fort I.iberte, Gonalve--:
and St. Marc blockadod. It has served
notice to that effect upon the United
These ports are in the hands of the
revolutionists, and American Mini -tor
Fiirniss has informed President Simon
that a "paper blockade" will not be rec
ognized and that the government mu.-.t
blockade these ports tO gl V2
its course international force.
The only naval vessels Hayti ij
known to possess are the gunboat An
toine Simon, formerly the steamer 'T-.n-sul
Grustuck, and the yacht American
recently purchased in this country and
transformed into a gunboat. It is
doubted if any effective blockade can
The rebels are now within 10 miles
of Port-Au -Prince, Minister Furniss re
ports, and the Cnited States gunbrut
Petrel has been held at the capital to
await developments In the situation.
MOKV TO IlKdDK HESll.T.
New York, July 24. That money in
the power that will decide the outcome
of the present revolutionary movement
in Hayti is the opinion expressed tniuy
by passengers who returnel from
Haytian ports on the steamer Albing'a ',
President Simon, they declared, has lo-j
hind him at Port-Au-Prince, the capUa:
l . o t . r - n . -
uetweeu o.uvj ana a.ouu men. II ne
pays them their full wages regular.
they will have a good chance of break-
Remssen referee board, especial y
packed with friends of the food don
ers, which board very promptly ail
obligingly, reversed Dr. Wiley. Tha
board held that benzoate of soda :n!
small quantities, specified as 3ve-j
tenths of one gram per day, waa not'
injurious to healthy persons. But:
when the order was issued legalizing
the use of benzoate. no limitation
whatever was made as to the amount
of the drug the packers might use.
Remarkable circumstances attendel!
the issuing of the order letting dowa !
the ban to the food doners. The or-l
(Continued on Fag- Four.
Daily Quotation Fixed at Hamburg,
According t4 Oiticer American
New York. July 25. Henry C.
Mott, purchasing agent and director
of the American Sugar Refining i
company, declared before the house
sugar committee today that in pur
chasing sugar his company never
discriminated against planters, never
"punished" Louisiana planters for
selling sugar to Independent refiners
and never arbitrarily fixed sugar
purchasing price. It had been test -
fied the price of raw sugar In this
country had always followed the
"world price," which was announc
ed in Hamburg dally, but Mott was
unable to explain why the New York
price was less almost daily than the
Hamburg rate, since the present in
vestigation was begun. He thought
there might have been over-production
in this country.
TAFT HAS RECORDS
IN THE WILEY CASE
Believed Pure Food Kxpert, at Worst,
Will Receive But Slight
Washington. July 25. Shortly af
ter President Taft's return from
Beverly this morning. Secretary of
Agriculture Wilson brought the pa
pers in the Wiley case to the White
house. Wilson refused to say what
recommendations he had made re
garding the charges against the pure
food expert. Before the meeting of
the cabinet the president and Wilson
discussed the Wiley case. There Is
every reason to. believe that Wiley,
at worst, will receive but a mild
SAVED HER KITTENS,
BUT DIES IN FLAMES
Miss Louise Friedriech, an Artist In
Iais Angeles, Ixses Her Life in
Saving "My Babes-"
Los Angeles, July 25. Shrieking
"My babies, they are all I have In the
world," Miss Ioulse Friedriech, an art
ist, rushed back into a burning apart
ment hoase here and after throwing a
basket containing four white angora
kittens out of the window, fell bat:k
and was devoured by the flames. Tee
kittens landed on their feet unhurt in
the street. The fire started in an ad
joining house and the artist escaped
to the street. Before anyone knew
what she was about she had dashed
back into the burning building. Watcfi
ers in the street saw Miss Friedriech
appear at the window and hurl out her
basket of cats. Then she fell back
and later the firemen found her body
lying beside the iron frame of her bed.
FIRST JULY SNOW IN
MICHIGAN AND OHIO
Bay City and Findlay Have Flurries
of the Beautiful During
Bay City, Mich., July 25. Snow
flurries occurred In southeast Bay
City last night. It is the only snow
ever recorded during July In this
part of the state. '
Findlay, Ohio. July 25. Snow fell
here- last night.
TELL OF SCOUT MOVEMENT
Boys Can Purchase Pamphlets at Uo
V. M. O. A.
Illustrated books on boy scouts
have been placed on sale at the Y.
M. C. A. secretary's office. The book
let gives in brief the history, aim aud
purpose of the boy scout movement.
It also states the requirements to be
a scout, such as camp-craft, tracking,
woodcraft, chivalry, life saving, per
sonal hygiene and patriotism. It also
gives the scout law, the vow which
every scout must take and the signs
which enables one scout to know an
other. The illustrations are in color
and all told It is a very Interesting
and unique pamphlet.
WEYMANN QUITS THE RACE
American in London Air Contest Has j
Trouble With Knine.
Bristol, July 25. C. T. Weyroann, t
tt, nr.tv American eomr.etif.nr in the!
Daily Mail's aviation
race, who haa
hard luck from the start, had further
trouble with his , engine today and
abandoned the contest.
Des Moines. July 25. Busmen
meetings of the Iowa Firemen's asso
ciations, preliminary to the tournam'-nt
which opens tomorrow, are in progrcj
OUTPUT CENT A POUND
Witness Makes Clean Breast ol
Organization Which, He
Says, Saved Industry.
Washington, July 25. The formation
of the Steel Plate Association of tne
, United States in New York. In the
i autumn of 1900, to overcome "destruc-
five competition" was admitted today
before the houe steel trust commllUo
by A. F. Huston, president of the Lit
kens Iron and Steel company, ona of
the organizers, who identified a' copy
of the agreement.
Huston said in forming the associa
tion Charles M. Schwab represents!
the Carnegie Steel company; Willis L
King. Jones & Laughlin; Thomas J.
Buffiington, the Illinois Steel company,
and other concerns represented wer-3
the Lukens firm, Crucible Steel com
pany of America, Worth Brothers com
pany. Central Iron and Steel company,
American Steel and Wire company,
and the Glasgow Iron company.
LABOR AT 90 CENTS A DAY.
Huston said his company participat
ed In the discussions leading up to the
agreement and of the organization of
the association. He said the purpose
"was to try to avoid destructive com
petition." "Prior to that time." he expltrtned "we
had had aperlod of destructive competi
tion. I shall never forget that time,
common labor at 00 cents to $1 a per.
The price of Bteel was down to 0119
cent a, pound and, in selling, the vaiuo
of the ore in the ground was not takai
into consideration at all. The compai
les figured only on the cost of gettlna
the ore out and manufacturing It.
"That agreement was a life saving
That agreement was a life savins
Further admission of the exlstejicj
from, Nov. 2, 1900, to Nov. 1905. of tin
Steel Plate association along lines sim
ilar to the admittedly Illegal pool pro
Jected in the agreement, copies ot
which were burned in 1900, was mada
by W. C. Moreland of Pittsburg, secie
tary of tho firm of Jones & LaugnJIu,
limited. Moreland submitted an ac
count of his company with the Steel
Plate association and said tho recordj
contained the actual figures of thfl
moneys paid to Willis L. King of Plt
burg, treasurer of the pool.
ALASKAN PROBE IS
DELAYED. BY HOUSE
House Investigating Commute
Do Nothing in Matter Till
Washington, July 25. The general
Investigation of Alaskan affairs Includ
ing the Controller bay land transac
tions involved monopoly of an outlet
for. the Alaskan coat Holds Is virtually
off for some months, so far as the
hourfe committee on the interior de
partment affair which started tha In
vestigation is concerned. The commit
tee will do nothing more in the matter
before congress adjourns, except t
get Into the records all documentar
"The committee Is waiting for Iuh
report of tho president and the x
ecutlve department on the Controller
bay matter to be sent to the senate ii
responso to Poindextei's resolution"
Chairman Graham of the committer
"After the papers in tho case an
j released to the senate we contemplate
getting in all the documentary ev
idence before congress adjourns thfci
I session. Later a thorough probe cl
'Alaska affairs will be undertaken, pr?lj
I ably before congress convenes In th
400 WARDS NEAR
DEATH IN A FIRE
WInfield, Kan., July 25. The Iivei
of nearly four hundred childrec
were threatened by a nre wnicn
' started from an electric light wire
late last night on the third floor ol
the State Hospital for the Feeble
Minded and which was not under
control Until 2 o'clock this morning.
i" mam uuuumn, -
.1.. l..(1.1!r... , ). U.-UU I1kl.1
as a dormitory was a-Biroyeu. men
was no loss of life. The patients In
the burn'ng building marched to a
hillside, where they were later Join
ed by those from I he other buildings,
about a thousand ir all. Few of thua
realized what the proceedings meant.
As the flames leaped higher some oi
the children laughed wildiy and