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SIXTY-FIRST YEAR. NO. 44.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1911. TEN PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
BILL IS DEAD
Democrats Secure Post
ponement of Action
HEAR PERSIA APPEAL
s Communication From Country
Presented in House Taft's 1
Second Message Read.
Washington, Dec. 7. The Payne
bill to create a permanent tariff
board was brought up in the house
by the committee on ways and means
by the republican members, but the
committee indefinitely postponed ac
tion through a unanimous vote of
democrats. This probably shuts off
consideration at this sosslon.
EXPLAINS MEXICAN SI OVEJIETT,
In the second one, to the peace
message he has sent to congress dur
ing the three days of the present
session. President Taft reviewed the
foreign relations of the United
States with foreign governments dur
ing the past year, in this message
the pesident gave the first official ex
planation of the post-haste movement
of 20,000 federal troops to Mexico in
nine months; urged the senate to rat
ify the general arbitration treaties
with Great Britain and France and
conventions with Nicaragua and Hon
duras, and suggested legislation be
declared would strengthen this na
tion's world trado and its position
among other powers.
(The message of President Taft
on foreign relations Is printed in full
on page 7 of this Issue. Editor
Democratic Leader Underwood
was Indorsed for the presidential
nomination by the Alabama delega
tion la congress today. Underwood,
while appreciating the honor, fl
dared hewas not a candidate.
BERLIN INTERVIEWS TAFT.
Berlin, Dec 7. The Tageblatt
publishes under a Washington date
what purports to be an Interview
with President Taft, in which the
president Is represented as anxious
for an arbitration treaty with Ger
many and for an International tri
bunal. Taft also is said to have de
clared that a tariff which Is too high
favors building up monopolies and,
according to the correspondent, the
president Is conscious he was elect
ed upon the expectation of honorable
tariff reform, and on this matter he
awaits the tariff board's report.
As to Shuster, the president is
quoted as saying he went to Persia,
In a private capacity and intervention
OF RUSSIAN TREATY
New Tork, Dec. 7. Abrogation of
the treaty of friendly relations be
tween the United States and Russia,
made in 1832 when Nicholas I. was
emperor of Russia and James Bu
chanan was American minister to St.
Petersburg, was urged in speeches
delivered by 12 or more men of na
tional prominence and iu resolutions
adopted at a large mass meeting
held at Carnegie hall last night. The
meeting was under the auspices of
the national citizeus' committee,
which plans a series of similer dem
onstrations throughout the country
during the next month in protest
against discrimination by Russia in
its refusal for many years to honor
the passports of Jewish-American
IN ATLANTIC CITY NEXT
Chicago, Dec. 7. Atlantic City
was chosen as the place of the na
tional convention of the prohibition
party. The time was not determined
upon at the meeting which selected
the convention city. Balloting con
tinued for several hours before a de
cision was reached. At a later st-S'
Pion it was derided that the date for
the 1912 convention be left to Chair
man Charles Jones to be selected
some time between June 20 and
FORMER GOVERNOR OF
NEBRASKA DIES TODAY
Chicago, Dec. 7- Albinus Nance,
63, former governor of Nebraska,
died here tcd.iy at Augustana hos
pital of pneumonia.
Adrian. Jlich.. Dec. . Former, committee chairman. Diplomatic re
ConKreasiiian Henry C. Smith, 55, is: calls urged by Representative Bergrer.
dead of pneumonia.
Calls Bank Statement.
War hlr.ston. Dec. 7. The controller
of the currency today lifted a call for
a statement of the condition of na
tiiTal banks at the close of business
Tuesday, Dec. 5.
Forecast Till 7 P. M. Tomorrow, Tof
Rock Island, Davenport. Moline,
Unsettled weather, with probably
rain tonight or Friday. Moderate
tMtinr&tiir. The temperature to
night will remain above freezing.
Highest temperature yesterday 60.
Lowest last night 41.
Temperature at 7 this morning 43.
Wind velocity 6 miles an hour.
Relative humidity at 7 last nigb
65; at 7 this morning 63.
River stage 2.09, a fall of .0.
J. M. SHEIUER, Local Forecaster.
(From noon today to noon tomorrow.)
Snn sets 4:29, rises 7:06; moon rises
5:50 p. m,; moon farthest north and
highest for the year, being near senltb
at 2 a. m.; 2 p. el. planet Mercury at
greatest eastern elongation. 20 degrees
59 minutes east of sun: phase. 0.02:
I light. SI; maximum of 14 day period
of Gemmld mcteor8-
BIXBY FOR A GREAT
Washington. Dec. 7. Secretary
Fisher and General Bixby, chief of
army engineers, speaking before the
national rivers and harbors con
gress today, urged the necessity of
considering developments of water
ways not only for navigation, but
also with regard to the establish
ment of waterpower sites and con
struction of Irrigation reservoirs and
flood levees. Bixby said If the rec
ommendations of the army engineers
could pass congress without amend
ment, the United States, In a few
years, would have the greatest sys
tem of Inland waterways In the
world. The western governors, who
arrived here today, were guests of
the convention this afternoon.
Chicago, Dec. 7. Closer coopera
tion by legislatures with the federal
government In promoting Irrigation
was urged by Samuel Fortier, chief
of irrigation inspection of the de
partment of agriculture, before the
national irrigation congress today.
The speaker declared many western
state's projects were retarded be
cause of lack of necessary legislation
by the states.
BAR FARMERS FROM
JURY FOR PACKERS
Chicago, Doc. 7. Eleven men
were in the jury box when the fed
eral court convened today ' to resume
the packers' case. ' Six of these are
farmers. It Is believed the defense,
by peremptory challenges, would
eliminate as many farmers as pos
sible from the Jury.
DEFENSE GIVEN HARD
BLOW IN HYDE TRIAL
Kansas City. Mo.. Dec. 7. Defeat
for the defense in the trial of Dr
B. Clarke Hyde for the alleged mur
der of Colonel Thomas H. Swope,
came yesterday when Judge Porter
field admitted testimony Intended to
show that the physician Inoculated
the arm of Miss Margaret Swope
with pus germs at a time when he
says he gave her a hypodermic In
jection of camphorated oil. By this
ruling the way is opened for the in
troduction of testimony relating to
the different kinds of germs Dr
Hyde had in his office during the
siege of Illness in the Swope home
It is contended by the state that he
thought he was administering diph
theria germs to Miss Swope when he
gave her the Injection. It was con
tended at the first trial of tie case
that Dr. Hyde spread typhoid germs
at the Swope home, causing an epi
BRANCH COURT ACT IS
Springfield, 111., Dec 7. The su
preme court today upheld the con
stitutionality of an act passed by
the legislature last spring providing
for the appointment of branch ap
pellate courts In districts where the
number of cases at one time ex
POSTAL CLERK GIVES UP
$25,000 HE HAD STOLEN
St. Louis, Dec. 7. A package con
taining $25,000 which disappeared
from the annex postofflce station
Sept. 14, 1910, was recovered yes
terday. George V. Steck, a postof
flce clerk, had the package since its
disappearance. He confessed to
postofilce inspectors. Of the amount
1,400 is missing.
Yesterday in Congress
Not in session. Lorimer Inaulrr -
I fumed. Monetary commission reiumrd
f-n-cutiv sessions. Anti-trust If k Illa
tion discussed at senate committee hear
ing. HOI SR.
Mot at noon . Miscellaneous bills con
sidered under call of committees. J. D.
Rockefeller and Rev. F. u. Gates invll
id to appear on Monday 'before steel
committee. Government estimates at-
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1 Itlllsi, I'll WAVUIll V 1 XUBRlttU NWP
port trouble. World's sugar prices
jrobed by sugar inquiry committee.
Tariff plans discussed by democrats on
ways and means committee. Congress
probably will not act on Persian inci
dent. Representative Sims claimed bill
abolishing commerce court would be
passed. Railrcad physical valuation
bill Introduced by Esch of Wisconsin.
Mine rescue work government liability
Head of Steel Corporation
FAVORS POOLING PLAN
Sees No Harm in Competitors
Conferring on Business
Washington, Dec. 7. E. H. Gary,
head of the United States Steel cor
poration, testified before the senate
committee on interstate commerce
today that he always believed it was
entirely legal for competitors to
NEWS ITEM Attorney General Wickersham has begun court proceedings against the National
ash Register Company, of Dayton, O., to prevent farther use of what he calls "savage" methods of stif
come together and mutually disclose
their business conditions to steady
and balance trade, without making
any agreement on prices.
FOR LIBERAL COMMISSION.
Gary urged a federal commission
authorized to consider the manage
ment, character and extent of cor
porations and to permit certain pool
ing arrangements when conditions
warranted. He would give this com
mission authority to say what agree
ments would be permitted. Gary ex
pressed the opinion that no corpora
tion has a right to object to the
Sherman law, if it means, as he be
lieves it does, that no combination
shall be created with the purpose of
creating a monopoly or restraining.
PROTECTION FOR PUBLIC.
If corporations are prevented from
doing these things, then the public
Is protected, he agreed. He thought
the whole question turned upon the
definition of "undu restraint of
BEET TESTS HARD TO GET.
Washington, Dec. 7. The house com
mittee investigating the so-called Bugar
trust today heard the testimony of
James Bodkin of Meade, Col., repre
senting the farmers of that sugar beet
territory. He declared the farmers of
Colorado had difficulty In getting sci
entific tests of their beets except by
customers of the Great Western Sugar
company. The company's influence
was such that farmers could not get a
private test, he asserted. Representa
tive Fordney said the witness evident
ly was an enemy of the Great Western
Sugar company. Bodkin retorted the
representative seemed to be a friend
of the sugar refiner and an enemy of
the farmer. Fordney protested he was
a friend of the farmer.
One to Hang for Murder.
Jacksonville, 111, Dec 7. John Mat
lock and Robert Pruitt today were con
victed of the murder of Frank Cashin
In this city Oct. 14. Matlock was sen
tenced to hang and Pruitt to life imprisonment.
BY INDIA NATIVES
George and Mary Enter King's
Gate, Not Opened Since
PARADE IS PICTURESQUE
Quarter Million Persons Assemble in
Durbar Camp to Attend Be
Delhi, India, Dec. 7. Roar of the
Imperial salute welcomed King-Emper
or George and Queen-Empress Mary
here today. At the station outside the
fort, government officials, Indian
princes, military officers and thous
ands of natives assembled to greet the
royal pair. After a series of presenta
tions, their majesties proceeded to the
pavilion within the fort, where there
were introduced 150 ruling chiefs, at
tired in richly colored garments and
bedecked with jewels.
PROCESSION TO CAMP.
Then followed a procession to. Dur
bar camp, four miles away
RINGING IT UP
numbers of natives gathered along the
route, forming a striking background
to the gorgeously uniformed proces
sion, which was neaded by lancers,
with band 8 playing.
The native escort of the viceroy, In
scarlet and gold, preceded the imperial
cadet corps composed of princes and
their sons. Their majesties and the
viceroy's suites were next.
HATS ARE DOFFED.
As their majesties approached, the
troops presented arms, European spec
tators took off their hats, and natives
bent deep toward the ground. A body
guard of Indian princes, who followed
immediately after, outshone In splen
dor all that had passed. In strict or
der of precedence came 150 maham
rajahs, rajahs, nawabs, and other chief
tains. The column was closed by a
band of savage looking Afghans and
Pathan chiefs on wild ponies and a
detachment of native and British
Their majesties entered the city
through the king's gate, now opened
for the first time since 1S57, when the
king of Delhi went to public worship.
At camp the troops passed In review.
Receptions followed, and the king-emperor
replied with an address of wel
come. Crowds of picturesque human
ity, from the rajah in silks to the half
naked wallah, gathered to welcome
250,000 PEOPLE ATTEND.
Mingling with them were bejeweled
Indian princes, army and administra
tive officers, native and British pri
vate 6oldiers, and a large number of
foreign tourists. In all a quarter mil
lion persons assembled In the camp.
The ancient bullock cart, the smartest
modern carriage, the powerful, motor
car, the richly caparisoned elephant
and the blooded horse added variety.
The morning was given over to the re
ception of the dignitaries.
Sugar Reduced Again.
New Tork. Dec 7. Refined su
gar was reduced 10 cents a 100
T TO TELL
Said Both Will Refuse
Information to Federal
Detective Burns Says Brothers
Are Guilty in Connection
With Scores of Cases.
Los Angeles, Dec. 7. John J. Mc
Namara, the confessed dynamiter, told
Jailer Gallagher today that under no
circumstances would he give the fed
eral grand Jury Information of any
It is understood that James B.
McNamara will also refuse to give tea
timony to the federal grand jury.
M'HANIGAL A WITNESS.
Ortie E. McManigal, the dynamiter
who made the first confession in the
McNamara conspiracy, was taken be
fore the federal grand jury today.
McManigal was the first witness. The
jury is to investigate a conspiracy
alleged to have existed throughout
the United States through which
dynamiting damage running into
millions of dollars has been done;
dynamite has been transported un
lawfully from one state to another
and perhaps that improper use hat
been made of the malls.
CONDEMNED BT STRIKERS.
Chicago, Dec. 7. Thirty-eight hun
dred striking shopmen of the Illinois
Central lines, at a mass meeting to
day, condemned the McNamara broth
ers and declared death should have
been their penalty. Violence of any
kind in a labor controversy was held
to be Injurious to the cause of union
UNIONISM MUJT ACT.
New York, Dec. 7. -William J. Burns,
the detective who ran down the lie
Namaras, here today declared: "Ev
ery" dynamiting which has occurred
since 1906 may be traced directly or
indirectly to the McNamaras and the
men behind them." Disavowing en
mity towards organized labor, and de
claring "such conservative leaders as
John Mitchell and others have stood
behind me In my work," Bums said
that "If unionism is to prevail it must
kick out dishonest leaders and the cor
rupt machine which Is dragging it
BLOW TO SOCIALISM.
"The turn the McNamara case has
taken," said Burns, "has been the
greatest blow to socialism in the his
tory of this country. Ironworkers are
not the only union guilty of dynamit
ing," he said.
VICTIM'S WIDOW SUES.
Los Angeles, Dec. 7. James B. Mc
Namara, under sentence of life impris-
tad other troubles added to
COST OF LIVING
Secretary of Agriculture, in
Annual Report, Tells of
Conditions in Nation.
FARMER GETS 50 CENTS
Who Receives Other Half of Dollai
Is Question Official Can't
Washington, Dec. 7. "The consum
er pays a dollar for food; the farmer
gets less than fifty cents of it. Who
gets the rest?"
That is a question which Secretary
Wilson of the department of agricul
ture asks in his annual report. The
secretary does not attempt to answer
it He does explain in some detail
the results of an investigation his de
partment has just concluded into the
effect of cold storage on the whole-
someness and cost of food. His in
vestigation leada him to recommend
publicity for the amount of food in
cold storage, just as :he department
now gives publicity to the condition
of crops from month to month.
COLD STORAGE DELIVERIES.
Instead of food remaining In stor
age for longer than a year or two
years, as a rule, the secretary de
clares that his investigation showed
that "receipts into cold storage are en
tirely or very nearly exhausted by the
deliveries out of cold storage within
Lot.g storage is the exception, the
secretary asserts, warehousemen ex
plained to the department that ex
cessive long storage was due to law
suits and other circumstances of an
uncommercial rature. The cost of
storage, including storage charge, In
terest and Insurance, is considered as
a barrier to veiy long storage.
Cold storage, the secretary reports,
has taised the cost of living by In
creasing the annual price level for but
ter and eggs.
The secretary cays that an examina
tion of the record of prices gives a
"suspicion" that there has been much
speculation in some years by the men
who keep commodities in cold storage.
Ho refers to "atv apparent mistake"
of tfce storage .men. in ovet estimating
the consumption of eggs by the public
at exorbitant prices last winter with
the tesult that In the spring the stor
age men had to sell eggs at remark
ably low prices and send abroad the
largest amount of eggs ever exported
in order to get rid of the supply. The
secretary dedan s that the warehouse
men ought to be required to send to
Washington each month the amount
of commodities placed in storage so
that the public may be able to judge -of
the future trend of prices.
A great variety of subjects are dealt
with by the secretary In his report
He says that the day is not far dis
tant when -the United States will cease
to import potasb, Florida Kentucky,
Tennessee and Idaho are mentioned as
RECOMMENDS ONE BUREAU.
Recommendation is made that all
government agencies that- conserve
health should be grouped together in
one bureau. The success of the depart
ment in the southern states through
object lessons In the fields la pronounc
ed to have been such as to justify the
extension of the work to all states.
The department announces that the
corn crop is moving northward by
The American systems of renting
land are declared to be faulty and re
sult in eoil robb'ng. It is suggested
that domestic animals be kept on farms
even if the lanl owneT must furnish
them, and that there be a rotation of
Af er years of experimentation tha
department says that Egyptian cotton
can be crown io southern California
and bulbs in the state of Washington.
The crayfish is pronounced to be a
serious pest In the south. Carbon bi
sulphide Is said to be a sure remedy.
The finest dates from the Sahara
desert succeed in the southwestern
S 750)00,000 POULTRY.
Poultry products for the past year
are estimated to have been worth
The foresters of the forestry bur
eau are learning by experiments how
to reforest 30,000 acres in a year.
The secretary says that ten times
this much must be planted annually
to cover all the bare acres in a gen
"We are sending explorers to the
ends of the earth for new plants and
getting them," says Secretary Wilson.
The secretary warns the irrigation
farmers that they must conserve
their soil; that irrigation will bring
maximum crops while the land is new
and full of plant food. But where
the crops are sold year by year. Ir
rigation of itself will not of itself
assure good results. s
his lot today, when he became defend
ant in a $50,000 damage suit. The suit
is brought by Louise M. Sawyer, wld
ow of Robert L. Sawyer, a telegraph
operator, employed by the Los Angeles
Times and killed In the explosion
which wrecked that building Oct. 1,
OATH TO BACK
UP STORY BY
Senator Will be Last Wit
ness Heard by Com
mittee. PAINT WHITE BLACKER
Witness Recounts Incidents
Leading Up to Disposition
of Article to Tribune.
Washington, Dec 7- Several wit
nesses for the defense were heard
by the Lorimer committee today. The
committee expects to close the case
within two weeks. Lorimer will be
the last witness for the defense and
will testify under oath for the first
George Gloss testified Prank- Seems
a friend of White, told him he and
White were preparing a "story to
blackmail Lorimer for 1150,000, if
possible, or at least $75,000.-
REFUSES TO JOIN IN.
For this, the witness declared.
Seems had told him White said he
would turn over all papers to Lori
mer. The witness intimated Seems
had invited him into the alleged
scheme, but he had declined. He
said the story had been offered to
some eastern publisher who refused
it for lack of verification.
NEWSPAPER BCTfS IT.
Then the story was to be sold to a
newspaper and the witness said
Seems told him President Wright of
the Illinois Federation of Labor was
to take White to a newspaper that
would buy the story. White event
ually sold the story to the Chicago
Chicago, Dec. 7. Police Inspector
Charles Dorman and Lieutenants
William Ambrose and Thomas How
ard were discharged from the de
partment by the city civil service
commission yesterday. They were
charged with incompetency, . particu
larly in failure to observe anti-gambling
and anti-vice statutes and or
dinances, these discharges, with the
resignation of Captain Plunkett un
der fire, and the discharge of Lieu
tenant W. W. Walsh, on similar
charges were the first results of the
commission's investigation of rela
tions between the police and vice and
the general inefficiency on the part
of the police department.
AURORA TO ESTABLISH
CITY MARKETING PLACE
Aurora, 111., Dec. 7. In an effort
to reduce the high cost of living a
city . market is to be established in
Aurora, the council having decided
to open a market on a centrally locat
ed downtown site on March 1 next.
With its establishment peddling by
farmers or hawkers within the city
limits will be forbidden. The suc
cess of the Joliet market Influenced
the aldermen In this action. Before
Thanksgiving day dressed turkeys
were selling on the Joliet city mar
ket for 18 cents per pound, while In
Aurora the price was 25 cents.
REVOLUTIONARY PLOT IS
FOUND IN NICARAGUA
San Juan Del Suar, Nicaragua,
Dec. 7. A revolutionary conspiracy
has been discovered in several de
partments. A number of arrests have
Steer SO Cents a Pound.
Chicago, Dec. 7. Victor, champion
steer at the international live stock
exposition, owned by the Iowa Agricul
tural college, came close to a new rec
ord for cattle in the auction ring today
when he was sold for 90 cents a
pound. Only once has this price been
passed. The first year of the exposi
tion a Pittsburgh packing house paid
$1.25 a pound for Advance, the prize
winner that year.
Wheat and Rye Report.
Washington, Dee. 7. The December
crop report shows the acreage sown to
winter wheat this fall is 32,213.000, as
compared with 32.648,000 for the 1911
crop. The condition Is 86.6 per cent.
The acreage of rye is 2,436.000, com
pared with 2,415,000 for the 1911 crop.
The condition is 93.3 per cent.
Blackhander Given Five Years.
Chicago, Dec. 7. Phillip Purpura
today was sentenced to five years
and fined $1,000 for sending black
hand letter through the mails.
Destroy Beer in Kansas.
Pittsburg, Kan., Dec. 7. Under the
direction of W. E. Montgomery, as
sistant attorney general of Kansas,
four carloads of beer were destroyed
here. The liquor represented the con
fiscations from illegal selling places.