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ROCK ISLAND ARGU
SIXTIETH YEAR. NO. 242.
THURSDAY, JULY 27, 1911. TEX PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Message is Called Expla
nation of a Bad Mistake.
ROOT IS NOT TOUCHED
Former Government Forester
Issues Statement in Behalf
of Conservation Body. .
Washington. July 27. Gifford Pin
chot, former governor chief forester
and new president of the National Con
Bervatkm association, today Issued a
statement declartne President Taft
"leaves the root of the matter wholly
untouched," In Lis message to the ean
ate, denying that there could be any
monopolization of the water front of
Controller Bay, Alaska. Pinchot opens
his statement with this charge: "The
president's defense of hia course In the
Controller Bay affair shows how hard
it is to make a good excuse for bad
I1 PLICATION OF WORK,
Concluding, Pinchot says: "It is un
fortunate thai the friends of conserva
tion, in their efforts to bricg about the
development of Alaska for tbe benefit
of the people, are continually oblij;'d
to expend their strength uK;ii'-st men j
who ought to be protectors of the peo- Chicago, July 27. His throat cut
lie's property. It looks to me like an j from ear to ear, his jaw broken and
unnecessary duplication of work when i hlg chetjt and abdomen hacked and
we must first fight the policemen be- ' .
, . t battered, Joseph l)e Salvo, 3o years
fori- we can nvt a chance to stup th.
lu'tirg" l'f(lievpd to have been a mem
ber of a band of Italian blackmailers,
lltVK Ki:t TO IIWM.1.. . , , . , . . ,coo
was found dead in his room at 1833
Pinchnrs statement says: 'In spite So(j(h rlark gtrect vesterday noon.
f all explanations, the fact remain j j vh(n Jhe po)ce of ,he Xwenty
that. Taft. In opfiiing t!i lands, without jBM.uI1J, BtrPet station broke lnto the
i.eti. o to the public, bus given the in-1 room , Ut,y fouij.l I)e Salvo lying in a
Metis behii,. I Kj.-in an opportunity to i p) ,,f ,)1()0(1 Beside the body was
t.i.ju'1-o the key to the channel of Con-; a st;ietto and an ax, both smeared
Holier buy before the public knew I with blood. He is believed to have
what was going on. The public will j been killed for revenge or by an fn
ngre with Roosevelt that these ter- j tended victim. Although Buspected
iiMnal lands ought to have been kept in Beveral times of being implicated in
the public hands. The so-called Hal- black hand killings, the police have
linger Pinchot investigai ion opened the . never been able to get direct evi
t yes of the public to the extensive j dence against De Salvo. A sawed
u:d successful efforts which were be- i off gun was also found in one cor
ing made to monopolize the resources I ner of the room. The murder is be
t.f Alaska. Tb facts developed by this J lieved to have been committed sev
l:i ventilation rone:iuted a solemn j eral days ago.
VMiinir.g and a call upon the executive!
for special watchfulness in protecting
public property in Alaska.
MIDI I.I) IMVB IIKLI TKHUKALS.
"In view of the evd for a firm and
Careful pokey ;hus emphasized, it w;n
th- pie Merit's duty to bold the terinin
fil lauds around Controller bay in the
government ownership. As with the
coal lands, the title to the harbor lands.
vhich arc the key to the coal lands.)
shor.ld have been held, in any . vent, j
itrtil cor.gresis could act. So long as
these terminal lauds remained iu tb !
,-overnment ownership no one. could !
monopolize tr.e Luraors. i lie moment
imy of them parsed into private hands;
the danger of monopoly began.
oMPirrinox iiks i nt' ki.
"Tliis was abundantly proved, not
r:ily by the general history of commer
cial consolidation, but in particular by
what the .Morjjan-tSuggenheim syndi
cate iiiieady bad done lr. destroying or
ebsort'ii.g possible competitors."
I KIT It II KKOM r. I'. TI"T.
Washington. July 27. The White
l.ouse today made public a cable-;
Kram from Claries P. Tafr, brother!
tf the president, denying he was in-
tercbied in Alaska or Controller bay, '
Mid declaring he never asked the -
pres'dent for any favors for liichard i
S. Kyan. j
Taft's Controller Bay message ap- :
pears ou past-' 7. I'ditor Argus
.dvi Annies to Turn
Tlieir Government. in
I'.vent of War.
Rerlin. July C7. M. Yvetot. a French
tnti'tiiikarist itgiiatcr. who at a f'.ui
(ci;rEu:i soiUI!t meeting Monday
; -luered a flun-.iut speech cn the po-
fUM:ity of the aimies of France an3 pRrent!y the murderers were fright
Ceruuvny turning: against the govern-' cej a ay before they had time to
r.;cct instead of f.ghtin.; each othtr In - r?f.e the room, unless, according to
tho eTOL. or wr. v.i.3 today expe'ie?; . oce theory, they sought some par-
DMi cv at nnne i
UhiLLI, HI UUUO,
Washington. J.ly 27 Cocuuse be
dees not bthee in tue seruite'a meth 1
of taking usuaoa in investinktiona.
Eai!ey. of Texas, todav retipned f:cu !
.the fomititui on rnviiees and c.cc-:
uiutc cn privileges and c.ec-;
h-s reaifeua'.ion ia ic.?pioi
Forecast THI 7 P. M. Tomorrow, for
Rock Island, Davenport, Molirve,
Showers tonight or Friday; slightly
warmer tonight. Cooler Friday.
Highest temperature yesterday, 78;
lowest last night, 62; at 7 a. m., 68.
Precipitation up to 7 a. m, none.
Velocity: of wind at 7 a. m., 6 miles
Relative humidity, at 7 p. m. 34, at 7
a. m. &4.
Stage of water, .7; a fall of .1 in last
J. M. SHERIER Local Forecaster.
(From noon today to noon tomorrow.)
Bun, sets SI JtfLais-;4&; mooa sets
8 .04 p. m.
TREATY WITH J. BULL
Protecting Petition to Be Signed
Tfirougiiont United States
Iowa Takes Initiative.
Iowa City, Iowa, Jnly 27. Members
of the Ancient Order of Hibernians
throughout the United States are urged
to protest against the ratification of
the proposed Anglo-American alliance,
in a letter sent out today by President
Maher of the Iowa state organization.
The letter urges that petitions be for
warded to senators and representatives
protestiiMs against any sort of treaty
MURDERED IN HOME
Intended Victim of Joseph De Salve
Chit-ago, Relieved to Have
I DASHED TO DEATH
Marry Iiarnell Plunges TOO Feet
Iut4 Iu Page Hiver at Plain
Chicago. July 27. While attempting
to turn a somersault from a trapeze
wtiile up in a balloon, Harry DarnoU
of chUaso fell 700 feet into the Dl,
Page river, at PSainfield, 111., yesterday
. . . : . .1 1 1 ! .
i urternoon ana was insvauvijr tiiueu.
Two thousands picnickers from Jo
liet saw jthe balloonist plunge to hJs
death while attempting to entert-i:i
tl.cm with his dare-devil stunts in the
air. Harnell fell into four feet of wa
ter !n the river. His !ody was ou!v
flightly bruised, and iris believed hat
he died during his fa'.l through space
Darnell was 45 years old and unnr.ur-1
ried. He resided at 614 West Adan. i 1
street, but had no relatives here. He
was a favorite performer at ptcm
at Jo'Iet and vicinity. He made txo
flights in balloons this month beror-
the one which resulted in his death
BROKER ISVICTIM OF
William Henry Jackson, Aged Wall
M ret Operator, Found Ik-ad
in a Hotel Room.
New York, July 27. Murdered,
apparently by burglars, William
Henry Jackson, a popular Wall
street broker, aged 70, was found
dead in his bedroom today at the
Hotel Iroouois. Tbe body bore
marks of violence
A wash cloth was
staffed in the mouth as a gag. Ap-
I ticular paper or article.
rebukes uniform insult
i Mayor Gaynor Orders Police to lie
I oke Appointments of Specials.
New York, July 27. On receipt of
a letter from Major General Grant
1 calling his attention to the fact that
'two privates in the Uc'ted State
army were excluded from a Coney
: island dancing pavilion cn July. May-
ere Gayncr today told the police com-!
tn!eioc?r to revoke the aDDointment I
mi&sioncr to revoke the appointment J Uc Interest,
of til special policemen hired out tOiEalltnger a
I private Icdlv'.dua.
Believes Morocco Dispute
Will be Soon Adjusted.
GERMANY IS TOUCHY
Real Danger of Nations Offer
ing Offense That Might
Paris, July 27. The deadlock be
tween France and Germany continues,
but France expects a way will be found
for a peaceful solution. To this end
she Is prepared to go to the limit of
conciliation, but cannot agree either
Uncle Sam-Well, Togo,
ro evacuate Morocce or hand over huge
blocks of African territory merely in
return for Germany's reiterated assur
ance that France will not be bothered
in the future in Morocco.
TO MOE f AI TIOI SLV.
International peace advocates point
out that the real danger of the situa
tion rests in the nation's offending Ger
many's pride by driving her into a cor
ner from which she might strike in
AXIIETV IN EGLAMJ.
London, July 27. Premier Asqutth
made a statement in the commons to
day ou the subject of Morroco whi'h
f ally bore out the description of the s't
uation as one of real anxiety. The po
sition, the premier said, had reached a
point at which I was bound to become
difficult and harassing unless a solu-
tion was found.
DEATHS CAUSED BY POISON
Physicians Say Two Missouri Chil
dren Were Victims of Cyanide.
St. Joseph, Mo., July 27. Ella and
Arthur Farris. chidren lof A. T. Far-
rls of Meadville, Mo., who died after j
they had drunk coffee, were poison
ed, probably with cyanide, accord
Ire to the testimony of nhvsiciana
today. The death of the two chll-1
dren and the Illness of four others
and their parents caused the neigh
bors to make an investigation.
L. D. BRANDEIS, TERROR
(SpoiaI Correspondence of The Argui.)
Washington. July 25. Louis D.
Brandeis of Bosfon. terror of lan1
grabbers, has agreed to serve as at
torney for Judge Graham's committee.
Investigating the surrender by Presl
dent Taft of the shore lines of Con
troller bay, Alaska, to the Morgan
Guggenheims. Judge Graham has made a master
stroke In securing the help of Bran
deis, in the opinion of many member:
of congress. The land grabbers would
prefer to have moat anyone but Eiau
deia assist the house invesrigacjan.
Brandeia has achieved much In the Pn5
Uc Interest, He la the man who forc2
and the administration to
croduce eo many Important documents,
IN A NEW RECORD
St. Croix Johnstone, in Mono
plane, Remains in Space
Over Four Hours.
BROUGHT DOWN BY MISHAP
Knine Trouble Compels Early Des
cent Five Hundred Pounds
Mineola, L. I.. July 27. St. Crcix
Johnstone, a Chicago aviator, broke
the American endurance records for
monoplanes and biplanes today whea
he remained in the air four hours, oao
minute, fifty three and three-fourth t-oe-onds.
The previous record was made
by Parmalee 3:39;49i at Sau Fran
cisco, Jan. 20 last.
HAS E7NGINR TROUBLE.
Johnstone was compelled to alig'it
before his 50 gallons of gasoline was
consumed because of enpine trouble
Counting gasoline, oil and accessories,
with his own weight, Johnstone carried
500 pounds weight in his flight, which
you dandy little fighter,
arrives Aug. 4, a guest of the
was made at the
to CO miles an hour,
a Moisant monoplane.
rate of clos?
Kelss Comet Visible.
Ixs Angeles, Cab, July 27. Reports
from the Carnegie observatory are that
the Kelss comet, the newest celestitl
tramp, can now be seen in the ea-y
morning hours with the aid of an ordi
nary glass. The Comet seems bright
er each day.
HERE'S THE LIMIT
Washington, July 27. "Investi
gate the investigating committee."
This summarizes a resolution intro
duced in the house by Roberts of
Nevada. Roberts wants the house to
find out the "number of junketing
trips' the various investigating com
mittee of the house have taken.
Further "committee of investigation . to the woolen trust, long the pam
of investigations" is to find out how j pered favorite of the tariff law."
much these committees have spent; j La Follette startled the members
how they spent it and what salaries' when he declared he had heard
they are paying to people on their)
payrolls and "gum shoe men" and ;
others who dig into corners for clews:
and information the committees de-i
which would otherwise have been uc
MASTER IX EIAMIVATIOJf.
Kis masterly examination erf wit
nesses brought forth in detail the tes
timony which convicted Balllnger in
public opinion, and thereby won so de
cisive a victory for conservation and
saved the Alaska coal lands. In spue j
of the fact that the packed comoi.-
tee of congress reported a whitewash
Tho utter futility of that whitewash j
was shown In the retirement of Ea
linger sir months after it was applied
It was Brandeis who proved ad
finally compelled tie president to ed
cilt that the opinion of Attorney Gatr
eral Wlciereham, indorsing BaUinyr
and recommending; tha dismissal if
Is Defeated in the Senate
by a Vote of 44
La Follette Measure, With In
surgents and Democrats
Uniting, Is Adopted.
Washington, July 27. The senate
defeated the house wool bill 4 4
Except for Brown of Nebraska,
who voted in the affirmative, the vote
was along strictly party lines. La
welcome to our shores
Follette, whose amendment was de
feated 14 to 66, secured a reconsid
eration of the original Underwood
bill by a vote of 4 9 to 31, democrats
and insurgents supporting the mo
tion. COMPROMISE PASSES.
LaFollette then offered a modified
substitute of his defeated amend
ment as a compromise between the
house bill and the original La Fol- i
lette bill, upon which democrats and
insurgents had agreed. La Follette's
compromise wool bill then passed the
senate 4 8 to 3 2.
In offering amendments to the
proposed reduction in duties on wool
en goods, La Follette took the posi
tion that the reductions would com
pensate the farmers for losses they
would suffer as a result of free
trade agricultural products from
PAV TKIRI TF. TO HOOI.EN TRl'ST.
"They will," the speaker contin
ued, "in some measure relieve all
of the people of the United States
who have been made to pay tribute
there was to "be a little perform-
ance today to defeat all real tariff ,
legislation; that a number of high
protection republicans had agreed to
vote for the house wool bill, but sure
Louis R. Glavls. was written two
months after Glavis had been dismiss, j
ed and was pre-dated to make it ap '
pear that it was prepared before th-.t!
FORCES OCT FACTS.
It was Brandeis who forced from 5il
linger and the administration tbe fact
that Lawler, Ballinger's henchman, nnd
written the draft of the letter which
was afterwards issued as the pretl
dent's own, exonerating Balllnger, an1
it was Brandeis who forced the ln'e"-
tor department to produce letu-n
showing Ballinger's relations wrjj
George W. Perkins, of the Morgai
It is a cafe guess that the adminis
tration as a whole has little liking fo.-Brandeia,
CITY HALL LAWN
SERVES AS STORE
Hucksters Still Supplying Des
Moines Wives Produce
OFFICIALS BEHIND PLAN
Mayor Ilanna Criticises Food Trust
and Prices Are Lowered 40
to 50 Per Cent.
Des Moines, Iowa, July 27. House
wives received oratory free of charge
while they bought potatoes and farm
produce from hucksters on the city
hall lawn today. Mayor Hanna and
Commissioner Schramm criticized the
local "food trust" and promised perms
nent relief in a market house to ba
built by the city. The prices were th?
same as they were Tuesday from 40
to 50 per cent lower than the prevail
ing quotations at retail stores.
FIRE FKillTGRS HAVE CONTESTS.
Des Moines, Iowa, July 27. The sec
ond day s program of the Iowa Fire
men's association tournament contain
ed a varied list of events in which com
petition was exceedingly keen. Th-3
afternoon opened with the first state
hose race. Following this came the
hook and ladder race, volunteer coup
ling race, hub and hub race, fire com
pany drill, and volunteer climbing con
test. A movement to organize a state
association of volunteer firemen was
Inaugurated at a meeting of volunteer
firemen. A committee was named to
draw up a constitution and by-laws.
that its excessively low duties would
justify a veto by the president.
31 PER CEST HEDICTIO.V.
The La Follette measure as adopt
ed reduces the raw wool duty to 3S
per cent ad valorem and correspond
ingly reduces the duties on woolen
articles. There Is some doubt what
course the house democrats will pur
sue concerning the compromise bill.
A few days ago Underwood serve'!
notice that the hoiiBe, would not ac
cept the original La Follette bill.
HOW SENATORS VOTED.
All Insurgents but Borah. Dixon
of Montana and Jones of Washing
ton, voted for the compromise bill;
while the democrats were unanimous
in their support. Among the repub-
lienns votine the affirmative were
Crawford of South Dakota. CummlnsTthat'sn&tor Lorimer had no tofl
and Kenyon of Iowa and La Follette
of Wisconsin. Among republicans
voting the negative were CuIIom and
Lorimer of Illinois; Gambe of South
Dakota; Smllth and Townsend of
Michigan and Stephenson of Wiscon
sin. PENROSE SATISFIED.
"The situation 1s entirely to our Dic
ing," said Chairman Penrose of the
finance committee. ,rWe are satisfied
the president will veto any bill that
can be sent to him within the range
prescribed, and we shall proceed next
winter with whatever tariff revl3ion
may be necessary. Then we shall
have tariff boards report and can
BII-L. IP IX norsB.
Washington, July 27. The Under
wood cotton bill was reported to tho
bouse today, but debate was postponed
until tomorrow to permit the republi
cans to file a minority report.
FREE LIST MILL, CALLED.
Washington, July 27. Tbe farm
ers' free list bill was laid before the
senate today by Penrose was made
STEAMER HITS ROCK;
ALL ON BOARD SAFE
Kmpress of China, Owned by Canad.
ian Pacific, Has Accident Off
Province of lioshu.
Tokio, July 27. The Britifch steamer
Empress of China today struck a sunk
en rock ofT the province of liosnu.
The 185 passengers were taken off by
two cruisers of the Japanese training
squadron, wlif h were dispatched to tins
assistance of the distressed steamer.
The steamer's bottom was badly dam-
a zed and if the craft 1a saved it wl'l
take three months' time to repair j:.
The Empress of China is owned by
tbe Canadian Pacific railway.
WALKS IN SLEEP; DROWNS
Mm. M. S. Howe, Missing From
Home, Found L4feleH in I'ond.
I'pper Sandusky, Ohio, July 27.
When M. B. Howe awakened at 4
o'clock this morning he found his
wife absent from the hou3e, although
her clothing was still In tbe room.
She was found later drowned in a
pond near the house. She was In
her night gown and it is presumed she
had walked In her sleep.
TIM L. NO LONGER LEADER
Quit Control of Republican Organi
zation of Kings CVunty.
New York, July 2 7. Timothy L.
Woodruff, former lieutenant govern
or and former chairman of the re
publican state committee, relin
quished control of tbe republican or
ganization of Kings county, Brook
lyn, today. His opponents Induced
fourteen district leaders to sign a
statement call-ng for a t&ange in
IS PA'S, SAYS
$2,500 Put in Bank Af
ter the Election of
SON IS QUIZ WITNESS
Senator's Counsel Tries to In
volve Young Man in Con
fession of Theft.
Washington, July 27. Herschell D.
Holstlaw, son of former State Senator
D. W. Holstlaw of Illinois, who con
fessed to receiving $2,500 after being
told he would be paid that sum If hu
voted for Lorimer, testified before tho
Lorimer committee today. He identi
fied a deposit slip which he said was
in his father's handwriting, showing a
deposit of $2,50'. in the Holstlaw bank
shortly after Lorlmer's election. Lori
mer's counsel asked the witness about
charges brought against his father for
stringing the boy up by the thumbs to
compel a confession for stealing mon
ey. The son denied them.
FATHER TELLS WHOLE FAMILY.
"Father told my mother, sister and
me his confession was the absolute
truth," said the witness, who added hid
father had been absent a month at
tending a Rapt 1st convention in Dal
timore before his confession.
HAXECY DRAWS TART RETORT.
James Keeley, editor of the Oticaa
Tribune was on tho stand all yester
day, it aj his third a as a wltnei
and the second day of his cross-examination
was finished late in the day
and he wa.' dismissed with the under
loading that he wouid be subject to re
call at any time during the couric o:
the investigation. Mr. Hanecy asked
Mr. Keeley if he ever had studied law.
after the latter bad voiced the opinion
light to his seat.
Mr. Keeley said that be never had
studied law, Lut that he had sonio ccn
ception of civic honor. Mr. Han.'.
asked him where he got it, and tho
witness responded with the caustic re
mark: "Not from any association with yoi
The spectators howled ,and Senator
Fletcher pounded with bis gavel for
Mr. Hanecy examined Mr. Keeley at
length regarding his lobbying amone
members of the senate lawt winter dar
ing the consideration of tho Ixirlmer
case. This lino of inquiry was in retal
iation for the action of members of t'..o
committee a few days ago In .throw
ing the searchlight on Edward nines'
activity as a lobbyist.
Mr. Keeley said ho had talked with
Senators Dillingham, Rorah, Reveride
1 rot Rricto- Cummin, f:-ulom and
La Follette. Ho said he requested tinm
to fhe attention to the brief In the
case prepared by Alfred Aust'iian, at
torney for the Tribune.
SENATOR TOLD Fl.K STORY,
In hia conversation with Senator La
Follette, Mr. Keeley said he told t'.ia
general fad of the Fjnk story as giv
en to him by H. H. Kohl.saat, editor
of the Chicago Record-Herald.
Mr. Keeley said that he stal?d lO
Senator La Follette that fio was toil
ing hira the story In confidence, but
that when he got through witii ti.o
cVtails the senator said he wou.ti r.ot
receive information of that sort ucde.
any such restriction.
Mr. Keeley at that time knew all iu?
facts of the story except that he did
-not have the name of Clarence S.
Funk, the International Harvester
company's manager, who was ap
proached by Mr. HI Jed. In order to get
the story before the senate Mr. Kea ey
said he suggested that Senator La I'm-
Iee did ao. but failed to get Mr. Funk'
Mr. Hanecy called particular atten
tion to the fact that there was an evi
dent inte-it: in on Mr. Keeley'a part to
cause the senate to decide the Lori
mer case on tbe strength of evidence
which was rot. introduced before h
former Investigating committee and
which Senator Ixrimer and othor
mentioned had had no opportunity to
HEVKI.ATIOX BEFORE VOTE.
Mr. Keeley gave tbe Funk story to
(Co&tlAued on Pige feiffht)
BLACK HAND DEN
RAIDED BY POLICE
Chicago, July 27. Police today raid
ed a house believed to be tbe headquar
ters of alleged "black banders" and ar
rested four. One man escaped A
trunkful of tetters written in Italian,
several revolvers, snd a stiletto were
found. The b iters will be translated
by the police.