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S ROCK I
SIXTIETH YEAR. NO. 802.
SATURDAY. SEPTEMBER 23, 1911. TWELVE PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
TAFT IN FACE
OF A PROTEST
St. Louis Committee Ig
nores Demand of La
BOYS IN HONOR PLACE
But Union Band Is Scheduled to
Furnish Music at Reception '
at Coliseum Tonight.
St. Louis, Mo., Sept. 23. Presi
dent Taft arrived here at 7:68 this
morning. He was taken at once to
the Mercantile club for breakfast.
The program of the day Included an
automobile ride in the country,
luncheon at the City club, and lay
ing the cornerstone of the Young
Women's Christian association build
ing;, seeing the bast-ball game be
tween the Philadelphia and St. Louis
National league clubs and speaking
in the Coliseum tonight. Five com
j.anies of boy scouts were to be given
n place of honor in the escort from
union station, despite the protest
'f union labor men against scouts
!a rt i'-ipating. A union band will
i. -pish music at the Coliseum t'
;'. iit. S
OWKXT OVER CAXrA RF.l'LT. j
At breakfast Taft, In a brief ad-
. fs. expressed regret at the defeat
of reciprocity In Canada, and said an
a ement would have benefited both
o'intrles. He said that while he did
1 1 t know who was responsioie. l.
!d k.n)'.he was content to abide by
REmPTini xm-parti. I
President Taft today was welcomed
'.y larger crowds and more applause
and cheering from sidewalk throngs
ihfp en any previous visit to St. Louis
The reception was entirely non-parti-s.iii.
At the college football field the
president opened the game by tossing
i:e ball onto the field.
A 1. 1. ED BEST PRESIDKXT.
H-ti he was Introduced "by Arch-'
Mr-hop Glennon as "the best president
th" United States ever had." Taft
Hii::ilnsly replied that he always had
treat faith in the good Judgment of tho
archbishop, hut be thought bis sense
nf proportion as to presidents might
be a little aw ry.
REYES DROPS FROM RACE
Mexico C'aodplato Declares
Will Win Illegally.
Mexico City, Sept. 2i. General
Bernardino Reyes is convinced that'
the presidential election will be held,
us proposed, Oct. 1 ; that the country
will not be at peace, and that the
voting thus will be illegal. Because
i.f his convictions he will not urge hisj
':indid:u'y, but, on the contrary, will
;xlise his followers not to go to the j
!"1L In an interview the venerable
warrior declared lie was not ignor
ant of the fact that If he wishtd to
resort to arms it would be an taey
matter to overturn ttui existing or
der of things, but he gave assurance
i hat he had no intention of endan
M'ring the country. In announcing
his irtual retirement from the race
tleneral Kees said: "The elections
will not be legal. The country is In
a condition which will permit them
to be hld. If we persisted In tak
ii.c part in them the partisans of
Maiero would have recourse to all
surts of measures to Impede our vot
ir.fc." MujJero, to whom the decision
f Reyes was conveyed at Coatza
i oalcca by telegraph, branded his ac
tion as a confession of failure of
Reyes" efforts to organise a political
Woman Dies, Aged 138 Years.
Philadelphia. Sept. 23. Mrs. Elit-i
abeth Wonderly died in the Metho
dist Episcopal home here t the age
of ICS years 4 months and 4 days.,
Vrs. Wonderly was born in Smyr-'
r.ia. Del., and was the oldest of 11 1
children oT William Warner, a .Metn-i
odist preacher, who served as a pri
vate soldier under Washington in the
Weekly Bank Statement.
New York. Sept. 23. Bank staf
nient: Loars. decreased $9Po.0'"K); net
dt-posits. increased $2,933.0Cx; excess
lawful reserve. Increased $l,210.0"0.
MAKE A MOVE TO
T i f ka. Kan., Sept. 23. Charging
th:t Huuneweli councilmen refuse to
confirm Mayor Ella Wilson's appoint
ments, although she presented the
u a Lues of nearly every reputable cit
izen in the town, a petition asking
fir the ousting of councilmen was
filed in the Kansas supreme court to
day by Attorney General Dawson.
Forecast Till 7 P. M. Tomorrow, tot
Rock Island, Davenport, Moline,
TTnsettled -weather with, probable
6b. ewers tonljlit or Sunday. Cooler
Highest temperature yesterday 76.
lowest last night 66, at 7 a. m. 57.
Velocity of wind 7 mile an hoar.
Relative humidity it 7 p. o. 61,
at 7 a. m.' S 8.
Stare of river 2.8. a. fall of .1 in
last 24 hours.
J. H. SHEHIER. Local Forecaster.
From noon today tonoon tomorrow.)
Sun sets 5 2, rises 5:45; moon sets
02S p. cm moon at greatest UbraUon
west. 11 p. nx, eastern time, autumnal
equinox: days and nights equal the
world over. Mercury and Jeans tU
lhle In east at dawn.
TAFT TARIFF JEKYLL
Plays One Role When Legislation Is
Under Way; Another Facing
People From Pullman."
Birmingham, Ala., Sept. 25.
President Taft was characterized as
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde on the tar-
iff question by Oscar W. Underwood
at his home here after he had read '
the president's Grand Rapids speech.:
Mr. Underwood said. "The president
seems to be roufh aggrieved in his
speech that congress should legislate j
on the important question of the tar-'
iff without sufficient information. He t
overlooks the fact that the Payne bill
was enacted into law less than two
years before the house prepared the
hills that he vetoed, that there were
10.000 pa pes of testimony taken" at
the time the Payne tariff law was
written, that conditions in this coun
try had not .changed to any materia!
extent between that time and the
time when the wool, free 1i?l and cot
ton bills were prepared by the ways :
and means 'committee of the house.
Mr. Taft thinks congress ought not
to legislate until it had information
to determine the comparative differ- :
ence between the cost of production
of dutiable articles under the various
tariff schedules in this country and
nbrnad. Of course, the president did
not think this information was neces-
sary when he signed the Payne bill,'
which was in the interest of the man
ufacturer, being a revision upward,
and careful Information Is required
only when the revision Is downward
and in the Interest of the people. The
president oceewthepocHewun thsrv'-n-tariff
of a Dr. Jekyll and a Mr. Hyde, j
When tariff legislation is up, the pro-;
tected Interests of America are al-!
ways able tp convert him into a Mr.
Hyde, standing for all the indefensi
ble iniquities of a high protective
tariff. As soon as the legislation is
out of the way and the president's
genial smile radiates from the rear
end of a Pullman car, he becomes a
Dr. Jekyll with the gentlemanly in
tention of relieving the American
people from the defensible burdens
of taxation that nis former act3 have
put upon them
BABY IS FED POISON
BY BROTHER; FATAL
Three. Year-Old Seeks to Relieve Ail-
ment by Administering Corros
sive Sublimate Tablets.
j will be made. This crop is estimated
Benton Harbor, Mich., Sept. 23. Left i at 530.000 tons. Louisiana crops are
alone by her mother. 3-year-old Thel-! estimated at 325,000 tons, will come to
ma Davis found a package of corrosive , market Nov. 1. These two sources
sublimate tablets, and w hen her 7- j wlu fumJsh a 8uppiy sufficient to pro-months-old
brother cried, she fed him j vide for all requirements until new ar
the poison. The baby died within a j rjVals from Cuba'Jan. 1."
IS AFTER COST OF LIVING;
Germany May Meet Drought Results .
by t necking h.x ports.
the government la considering a re-,
duction of the duty on maize and the;
prohibition of the export of potatoes
in view of crop failures and the scar
city of fodder. The German munici
palities are pressing the government
toward other steps to combat the
steadily rising cost of living result
in gfrom the summer's drought. Ba
varia has followed Prussia's example.
Motor Company Fails.
Chicago, Sept. 23. The Streator Mo-
1 tor company of Streator, 111., today AT
1 ed a petition In bankruptcy. The com
pany is capitalized at $500,000. The
: statement of assets and liabilities Is
I not made public.
Brakeman Dies on Road.
Chicago. Sept. 23 The body of Ar
thur Melinck, of Freeport, 111., an Illi
nois Central brakeman, was found on
the tracks here today, the head and
arms severed from the body. It is be
lieved that he fell from a train last
night and was run over.
Murder and Suicide; Jealousy.
Decatur, 111., Sept. 23. Jealous of his
wife, Campbell H. Alexander of Miller
today shot and killed her and himself.
The couple had been separated.
Labor Condemns Scouts.
Battle Creek. Mich , Sept 23. The
Michigan State Federation of Labor, In
annual convention here, yesterday
, adopted resolutions condemning the
i boy icouta.
Prediction is Made by
Manager of Ameri-
NEW CROP IS COMING
Domestic Beet of West Ready
for Delivery in Two Weeks
Louisiana Sells Heavy.
Boston, Sept. 23. That sugar will be
cheaper within a fortnight is the pre-
diction of Edward F. Atkins, vice pres-
ident and managing director of the
American Sugar Refining company. In
a statement issued here Atkins says:
The latest word 'rem Maine
"The gathering of the domestic beet
sugar crop of the west is just com
mencing, and in two weeks deliveries
I.Ol IS1AXA 9EH S 10,000 BAGS.
New Orleans. La., Sept 23. Approx-
a million and a half bags of
nimo. mnra t r on half nf th. arc ta ty a
ixmisiana crop, was yesterday sold to
the American Sugar Refining company
bv Louisiana Dlanters. who have been
,n New. York Beveral davs. according to
private advices received here. It is es-
timated the deal Involves about twenty
million dollars and is the biggest in
the history of the Louisiana sugar in
dustry. Earthquake Severs Cable.
Valdez. Alaska. Sept. 23. The most
violent earthquake experienced in Val
dez since the town was founded 13
years ago occurred Thursday night.
There was no damage in the town, but
the cable at Sitka was severed.
Montlceilo. 111.. Sept. 23. Holmes
Shepherd of Civilian, I1L, was today ac
quitted of murdering Ralph Foster in
(Special Correjondettc of The Arrus.)
Washington, Sept. 21. "The farmers
of Pennsylvania sold 43,000.000 dol
lars' worth of potatoes in New York
city last year, but they were not worth
148,000,000 to the Pennsylvania farm
ers. That is what the New York con
sumers paid for them. The farmers
got three and three-quarter millions."
This statement was made by mem
bers of the Pennsylvania grange who
jy mi 'K x wtrvT
AVIATOR SENT TO
DEATH BY JEERS
Frank Miller Incinerated in Air
During Flight Forced by
GASOLINE TANK BLOWS UP
"Let Her Go, Til Be Glad When This
Is Over,' He Tells Mechani-
clan a He Rises.
Aviators killed In 1910 ........ S5
Fatalities so far in 1911 63
Dayton, Ohio, ' Sept. 23. Forced
into the air by jeers or thousands who
called him a coward, Frank H. Mil
ler, aged 23, a Toledo, Ohio, aviator,
shot into the sky at twilight last
evening, and at the height of 200
feet was burned to death before the
eyes of the terrified spectators on the
Miami county fair grounds at Troy,
north of here.
Miller bad circled the race track
and was just starting on a spiral
glide into a neighboring corn field
AFTER MANY YEARS
is thai It was the wets, after all. who
! w hen something went wrong. He
; could be seen making a frantic at
; tempt to get his machine under con
trol when suddenly the whirring of
the propellers ceased. The craft then
dropped like a shot for a distance of
50 feet, and in an instant the gaso
line tank exploded.
MACHINE IS WRECKED.
The machine was wrecked by the
impact and debris was hurled hun
dreds of feet in all directions, what
remained of the machine and its
driver burning almost to a crisp as
they dropped rapidly to earth.
It was Miller's second flight of the
day and the fifth and last of the
week. In a short flight shortly after
noon his machine acted unsteadily
and he did not care to go up.
The crowd Jeered him in the after
noon when he said '. he ' would not
make a flight and in the evening he
went into the air.
"Let her go, I'll be glad when this
is over," he shouted to his mechani
cians. Miller used a Strobel biplane.
Women Address Congress.
Chicago, Sept 23. Women interest
ed in science of city government ad
dressed the international municipal
congress this morning. Miss Julia
Lathrop of Rockford. 111., was one of
the principal speakers.
THE FARM AND THE CITY
visited New York to Investigate mar
These grangers discovered that a
cold storage chicken, weighing a pound
and a half, sold for a dollar In Madi
son avenue. For that same kind of
a chicken the farmers received 12 hi
cents a pound. The farmers bought
apples, for 5 cents each, and offered to
sell the vendor from whom they got
them a barrel tor two dollars. Eggs
Government Brought Into
Investigation of Chi
ECHO OF BLACKMAIL?
Victim Had Incurred Hatred initenced to death by hanging. Bogrotr
Defending Brother Involved
in Smuggling Affair.
Chicago, Sept. 23. The police,
government detectives and coroner
began separate Investigations today
in an effort to clear up the mystery
surrounding the death of Charles W.
Allen, the Kenosha. Wis., million-
won the prohibition election.
aire, who fell from a Palmer house
window last evening. The govern-;
ment was brought Into the case be-1
cause Allen had made himseir an ob-: Gardner of Rockland was appointed
ject of hatred to persons said to have' senator today, succeeding the late
blackmailed his brother, Nathan Al- ( Senator Frye. Gardner was the
len, in the Jenkins Jewelry smug- democratic candidate for governor of
gllng affair. It is thought possibly j Maine in 1906.
that Allen was seized with sickness j
that made him dizzy and caused him r"ntf CD O All C UIPU
to fall through a window. jrUWLLn OMILO nlUn
Allen's body was found at the bot-' CROSSING MOUNTAINS
torn of a light shaft in the north wing Colfax, CaL, Sept. 23. Aviator Fow
of the hotel, a few minutes after ' ier ieft this place at 6:57 this morn-
guests through the building had been
alarmed by the crash as it struck and
smashed through the wooden floor, i
Looking up at the window of Allen's1
room, four stories above, the hotel
attaches saw that it was open. When ;
they lifted up the body to carry it '
to a nearby room, they found beneath !
it the broken pieces of a chair. Thisi
evidently had made the plunge withj
Allen, for the floor under the bodyj
was caved in. j
Coroner . Hoffman, after several .
hours' investigation, concluded that Al
len's death was accidental and the fall '
was caused by dizziness. '
M, K. &. T. Car Shopmen Out.
Sedalia, Mo.. Sept. 23. The car shop
men on the Missouri, Kansas & Texas
railway throughout the entire system t
rhich the fanners sold for 22 cents a j
' (tn7iin KrAiivht 4 rjnta - Vi m..14 s. '
o - - - l"
the New York consumer.
This vast difference between what
fho farmer srata nrl trhaf t Via .ni.i
er pays represents the profits that
flow, unearned. Into the coffers of the
railroads, tne express companies, and '
the food trusts. The railroads get i
theirs in the form of excessive rates
(Continued on Page Foar.
IS TO HANG FOR
Court Martial Imposes Death
Penalty on Slayer of Rus
ATTEMPTS NO DEFENSE
Tells of Deceiving Police In Getting
Opportunity to Commit the
Crime at KieT.
Kiev, Russia, Sept 23. Dmitry Bog
roff, the assassin of Premier Stolypin.
una frier! hv MMirt martlAl ftrari nPTl.
shot M. Stolypin a week ago last
Thursday night during a gala perform
ance at the opera, and the premier suc
cumbed to the wound last Monday
night. Emperor Nicholas, the heir ap
parent and the Grand Duchesses Olga,
Tatlana, Marie and An astasia, who oc
cupied the imperial box, witnessed the
shooting. Bogroff Is about 24 years
Old and a graduate of Kieff university.
He was a member of the secret police
and also a revolutionist. He is said to
have been assigned to the murderous
task by the revolutionary organization.
BOGROFF1 CALM IN COl'RT.
The court martial was attended by
20 officials, six of whom saw the shoot
ing, among them Minister of Justice
Chtcheglovitoff. In view of Bogroff's
plea of guilty, however, none of them
was called to the stand. Only Col.
Kuliabko, chief of the secret police,
through whose Instrumentality Bogroff
gained admittance to the theatre to as
sassinate M. Stolypin, was examined.
Bogroff declined couneel. Everyone
was amazed at his calmness and the
firmness of his voice as he related the
history of his life. He also described
how he had deceived the police in get
ting the opportunity to assassinate the
premier, but did not betray any of his
accomplices. He heard the sentence of
death pronounced without a tremor.
The sentence must be confirmed by the
commander of the military district be
fore Bogroff can be hanged.
THOCSAWDS AT Fl'NERAU
The funeral of Premier Stolypin was
held in the Pecher6ky monastry. Dep-
utations came to Kieff from all parts
! of the empire to attend the ceremony,
and laid over 200 wreaths on the cata
; falque. The funeral orations lasted
; from 10 in the morning until 2 o'clock
yesterday. Thousands of persons, un
able to gain admission to the church,
grouped themselves outside the edifice.
Amid the tolling of bells and the chant
ing of the choir the con was borne
by high dignitaries at the head of an
Imposing procession of members of
the clergy and the visiting deputations
to IhP sepulcher, where it was lowered
into the crypt. After the ceremony had
been completed three volleys were
fired by the troops as a military honor.
During the day numerous subscriptions
were received toward the erection of a
national monument to M. Stolypin. On
it will be Inscribed the words he ut
tered In the duma: "You want a great
upheaval. We want a great Russia."
GARDNER IS THE NEW
SENATOR FROM MAINE
Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate
of 1900 Appointed Successor
to Frye, Deceased,
Portland, Me., Sept. 23. Obediah
ing, bound across the mountains to
After circling several times and
reaching a height of J 5,000 feet.
Fowler swung toward the summit.
At 8 Fowler passed Blue canyon, 22
miles distant, at a height of 4,000
Finding his engine not strong
enough to carry him ovi- tuts su .
;u:t, Fowler returnrd here.
Elmira, N. T., Sept. 23. Aviator
Rodders attempted to resume his
ocean-toocean flight today, but met j
with a slight accident and was oblig- .
ed to come down to r-pafr his daraag- j
ed machine. He made another start i
at 2:12 this afternoon. j
Business Suspend in Kansan Home
Town IHirtnjj Funeral.
Dodge City. Kan., Sept. 23. With a;
i ecore of senators and represn'atives
present and a wide representation of
son was held here. All business
hf-kii&..n ill t ht ritv rlofieri Seven him.
- ..... . ...
j ared scnooi emiaren in wiiiie stooa at
stbe entrance In bared head as the pro-
i fssion'entered the church.
Killed by Gasoline Stove. '
Chicago, Sept. 23 Joseph Galettl, i
1 year old. was burned to death; Mary, I
3, and John Galettl and his wife and i
their parents were severely Injured by
the explosion of a gasoline stove to
lay at West Pullman.
Reciprobity Fireworks on
Chicago Market Holds
SITUATION IS STEADY
Trading in Stocks in New York
Also Resumes Normal
Chicago, Sept. 23. Reciprocity fire
works in the wheat market did not
show today so much as even a glim
mer. A gallery full of spectators on
change here saw only such excite
ment as an ordinary week-end see-
I sion affords. In sharp contract with,
yesterday, when millions of bushel
I changed hands, with prices fluctuating
rapidly, the market this morning mov-
ed along steadily.
j (iriKT IX LW YORK.
New York, Sept. 23. Trading
throughout a brief Saturday session
of the stock exchange was on a ncrmal
basis and the fluctatlons were not
large. United States steel fell from
57s, its high price of the day, to 55ffi.
but later recovered In part, closing at
I 57, its high price of the day, to 55 U.
' St Iflrl&i lin nil n cud nn -Via Hot
COITF.R TAHE4 TCMBI.B.
Speculation in copper stocks for a
time attracted more attention than the
movements of steel shares. Amalga
mated copper and American smelting
fell to the lowest point since 1908, un
der the influence of a severe boar at
Railroad toct held fairly steady
throughout the session.
TRAP FOR DOCTOR
WHO SLAYS DIGNOS
"Binder" Discovered by Polios in an
Unoccupied House, Roene of
Murder in CTilcago.
Chicago, Sept. 23. A plot to allure 1
Dr. W. H. Falker to an unoccupied
house In Englewood, tie him with
ropes secured to staples In a floor,
and hold him a prisoner until ransom
ed by wealthy parents. Is believed by
the police to have led to the killing of
Emil Dignos. Falker had answered a
sick call to tho house, and when he
entered, ha says, Dignos attempted to
hold him up. In the strugglo Dignos
was killed. Two other men believed
by the police to have been connected
with the alleged plot are being sought.
It Is alleged Dignos owed a Woman at
whose house he roomed $200 borrowed
Three Fatal Accident
Sterling. Sept. 23. A trio of fstal
accidents wan the tc II that death t:
In this city yesterday. Wildman Flan,
egan of St. Paul, who fell from a box
car in the railroad yards, broke his
backbone and died a few minutes aft
er the accident. J. O. BurgeBB of Chi
cago fell under the wheels of a box
car, sustaining the loss of both icgr
He will die. Weaver Reitz was killed
in one of the factories as the result of
his clothing getting caught In a line
Seven Die In Train Wreck.
Winnipeg, Man., Sept. 23. A
Canadian Pacific railway stock train
was wrecked near Chapleau, east of
Fort William, Ont., killing seven men
who were looking after a trainload
of animals, eastbound.
Wickersham In Denial.
New York, Sept. 2'i. The following
signed dispatch from Attorney General
Wickersham was received by the As
fioclacd Press today: "Htaternenis at
tributed to me that the United Stales
steel combination was plainly a viola
tion of law are entirely unwarranted.
Border Patrol Resumed.
El Paso. Texas. Sept. 23. The bor
der patrol at Columbus. N. M.. by
United States cavalry Is to be resum
ed because of rumors that an armd
body of Magonlstas would crows from
the American side to Mexico Sunday
and repeated threats of Msgr'nis'as at
tack at Juarez.
ON FREIGHT RATE
Washington, Sj.t. 2.T. That U'wa
cities on the west bank of the MUI
Eippi river are b-i.Uf, ri'itcriniinatc-n
against in freight rates was tlu charge
filed with the interstate coi.iiacue
commission today by the board of
railroad commissioners of Iowa. The
rates affected b- '-he complaint are
practically all in effect eat of Iowa
to the AtifPii: ssa'J:1.