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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. TTEDNESDAY, MAX ZS TtTT.
Daily United States Weather Map
U. S. Department of Agriculture.
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V-. V WEATHER
' J tor wtrt .woo L,K-i P-yW c Voi
Generally fair and
continued warm tonight
Obnerrtlom takm at . tn.'; TStb meridian time. Air pressure reduced to gem leTeL Isobars (continuous lines) psstnrm8lf points
of equal air preuure. IaoUierms (dotted lines) pus tnroogn polnta of equal temperature; drawn only for zero, freezlnc. S0. and 100.
O clear. Q partly cloody; cloudy: rain: snow: report missing, t Arrowi fly with the wind. First fi cures, lowest
uaperatar pant 12 noon: second. precipltaUon of .01 lncb or mote for past 24 hours: third, maximum wind velocity.
Trust company, and B. L. WincXeH,
president of the Frisco lines, were
appointed receivers of the Frisco prop
erties by Judge Sanborn at St Louis.
Unlike the Chicago proceedings, attor
neys for the petitioning creditors re
sisted the appointment of the receivers
named by the court.
Outside of court, stockholders laid
plans to protect their interests. A
stockholders' committee consisting of
Henry H. Porter of Chicago. Alvin H.
Krech, president of the Equitable
Trust company of New York which
holds much of the stock in trust and
Henry A. Vernet of London, was an
nounced by Mr. Porter. In New .York
J. & W. Seligman & Co.. headed a
movement for the formation of a pro
tective committee for first refunding
four per cent bonds of the Frisco
and William Salomon & Co., are head
ing a movement for the formation of a
protective committee for the New Or
leans. Texas and Mexico division first
mortgage bonds guaranteed by the
BALL PARK IS UP
School Board and Commission
Meet Legal Advice Is
FORECAST FOR ROCK ISUAND, DAPENPORT. MOLINE, AND VICINITY.
The proposition of the school board
and the city commission taking over
jointly the Island City ball park is
till up in the air. Yesterday after
noon members of ' the council and
members of the school board met at
the city hall and thoroughly can
vassed the situation. There seems to
be a legal difficulty as to whether or
not the school board has the author
ity to invest money in property of the
nature, to be owned jointly with
another body. The matter was re
ferred to City Attorney James Witter
and Attorney S. R. Kenworthy of the
school board, and these men will
make a report on the matter in the
very near future.
The eastern storm has moved to
the coast of North Carolina and has
caused rains on the Atlantic slope
and In the southern portion of the
lake region. The western area of
low pressure this morning shows sep
arate centers over Nevada and Alber
ta and has been accompanied by pre
cipitation on the Pacific coast and the Jacksonville
eastern Rocky mountain slope. This Kansas City
weather is indicated for this vicinity
tonight and Thursday.
Atlantic City ...... 64
Rock Island 75
disturbance has ah.o caused a rise in: New Orleans 8?
temperature in the Missouri and upper) New York 58
Mississippi valleys and th upper lake i Norfolk 76
region. The pressure is highest on ! Phoenix 98
the New England and north Pacific I St. Louis 76
coasts and in the lower Mississippi St. Paul 88
valley. On account of this dlatribu-; San Diego 66
lion of air pressure, unsettled but ! San Francisco 60
generally fair and continued warm Seattle 56
Washington, D. C. . 76
Flood. Height. Chng
St. Paul 14 6.1
Red Wing 14 6.7
Reed's Landing ... 12 6.5
La Crosse 12 7.4
Lansing 18 8.0
Prairie du Chien . 18 8.4
Dubuque 18 9.3
Le Claire 10 . 5.2
Rock Island 15 8.2
Slowly rising stages in the Missis
sippi will prevail from below Dubuque
J. M. SHERIER. Local Forecaster.
Today's Market Quotations
By Associated Press.)
Chicago, May 28. Cattle,
weak; mostly 10c to 15c
Beeves. 7.10fj8.65; stockers and feed
ers, 6.7oS7.80; cows and heifers, 3.60
G7.83; calves, 7.2D10.25.
Hogs, 35,000; plow; 5c to 10c un
der yesterday's average. Bulk, 8.53fi
8.00; light, 8.40fi8.67; mixed, 8.35:3 i People s Gas
S.65; heavy, 8.10fi8.60. I Reading
American Tel. & Tel 129
New York Central
Sheep. 24.000; slow;
. . 107'I
. . 9&4
generally 10c ! Reck Island common 17
Rork Island preferred 23
I'nion Pacific 1513.i
Hog receipts overran by more than ; s. Steel common 60
! Trout, lb 12c
Catfish, lb 15c
Halibut, lb 10c
Flr-ur, Feed and Fuel.
Straw, ten $9.50
Straw, bale 4045c
Hay, prairie, bale 50600
Hay, prairie, ton $18
Bran, ton $23.00
Bran, cwt, $1.25
Ear Corn, bushel 57c
Oats, load, bushel 1 40c
Corn chop, cwt $1.35
Shorts, ton $24.00
Shorts, cwt $1.25
Wheat, bushel 85c
Corn, bushel 55c
Coal, lump, per ton $3.50 4.00
Timothy hay $18.00
10,'HK) the cumber expected. Shipping u. S. Steel preferred 10G
orders were not heavy enough to cause
In cattle, as in hogs, arrivals were
turprislngly large oute'de of Chicago;
however, there were only small runs.
At the sheep pens, choice lambs held
steady; otter grades weak.
Chicago Cash Grain.
Wheat No. 2 red. lnf.mS; No. 3
red. 95102; No. 2 hard. 94S96; No.
3 hard. 92S'94.
Corn No. 2. 58459,i; No. 2 white,
E91 594: No. 2 yellow. 58 "5 584;
No. 3, 6SV4; No. 3 white, h9Y45Si;
No. 2 yellow, 58SGSVi.
Oafs No. ?. 28; No. 2 white. 4149
42; No. 3 white, 393394; standard.
July wheat opened 314391?4; clos
Com opened 67,57Si; dose l"V.
OaU opened 37!aQ38; closed 3S.
NEW YORK STOCKS.
NeW"York. May 28. Following axe
the quotation on the New York stock
American Sugar Refining 110V4
LOCAL MARKET CONDITIONS. "
May 28. Following are the whole
sale quotations on the local market
Butter, Eggs and Cheese.
Eggs, fresh, doz ISc
Butter, dairy, lb 25c
Butter, creamery, lb 29c j
Butter, packing stock, lb ISc
Potatoes, bushel SOc j
Parsley, bunch 3 l-3c !
Tomatoes, green house, lb 20c,
Onions, bunch 2c
Cucumbers, each 15c, 10c, 5c
Lettuce, lb mjc
Lettuce, head, lb 25c
New potatoes, Florida, bbL ...$6.75
New Cabbage. Louisiana, lb 4c
Onions, Texas, Bermuda and Silver
Skin lb 6c. 4c
Old cock 8c
OTHER STOCK HIT
IN FRISCO TRAIL
Buffalo 8 Vic
I Perch 4 c to 7c
I Halibut, fresh .! 10c
! Pickerel, lb 8c
Brightness In Your Home
Our wall paper puts
brightness in your home.
Wall paper in rich color
ings and exclusive de
signs. Our wall papers are
decidedly artistic and
bought because their col
oring and designs are rare
and appeal to the artistic
Painting and Decorating
W. C. HUBBE
1612 Fourth Ave.
New York, May 28. Further liquida
tion of various issues of St. Louis &
San Francisco railroad securties con-
j stituted the chief feature of the open
! ing of the stock market today. Losses
from a point and a half in common to
over four points in the five per cent
bonds were recorded. All other ac
tive stocks showed nominal declines
except that of Reading.
Chicago, May 28. The Chicago &
Eastern Illinois railroad and St. Louis
& San Francisco railroad the Frisco
line were thrown Into the hands of
receivers on the petition of creditors
in United States district courts at
Chicago and St. Louis yesterday.
Tightness of the money market was
given as the direct cause. The liabil
ities of the Chicago and Eastern if.l
nois are placed at over $80,000,000.
Those of the other road may reach
$200,000,000. This action against the
I Frisco had been expected in financial
circles for some time, but it was only
within the last few weeks that its
more or less subsidiary line the Chi
cago and Eastern Illinois bad be
come entangled. Stocks on the ex
change in both companies have been
falling In value for some time.
One of the first questions asked In
stock market circles yesterday after
the announcement that the Frisco was
in the hands of a court was:
j "What will be the next railroad
I The names of some of the "Gould
j roads whose bonds are low and whose
I dividends were passed long ago as
j a result of decreased earnings were
j mentioned. The Frisco's plight had
1 a bad effect on Rock Island stock,
i those two roads having been operated
tin combination some years ago.
I In the court action, taken simul-
Philadelphia, Pa.. May 28. "Gov.
ernment by congressional committee"
was denounced as the ally of corrup
tion before the Law Academy of Phil'
adelphia last night by Henry L. SUm
son, secretary of war in the Taft cab
inet He opposed the referendum sys
tem and dissented from the idea that
"we don't get good enough men to go
to congress." The men in congress
were fairly representative of -Ameri
can life, and if they produced in
effective or bad results' he believed it
w as due to "the wretched and impos
sible system" under which they la
bored "a system which handicaps effi
ciency and patriotism and promotes
selfishness and even corruption."
The principal national tonic of law
making had been discarded by the
United States, Mr. Stimson said, in
barring the president from participa
tion in the introduction and discus
sion of proposed legislation.
"By depriving congress of executive
leadership in legislation, we leave it
x0.6 ! without any natural or normal leader
ship whatever," he continued. "It be
ing impossible to develop an execu
tive in congress, and, on the other
hand, we having stubbornly kept our
present executive out of congress,
what has been the result?
"We have produced a system of cort
mittee government under which a
part of this selective process is os
tensibly done by certain standing com
mittees. "The first characteristic of this de
velopment that we notice is that tre
mendous powers are exercised in se
cret and by men who, neither as com
mitteemen nor as congressmen, are
responsible to the country at large.
"The result of such a lack of sys
tem is inevitable. Congress is at the
mercy of any individual or private in
terest that can get before any , of
these committees and on an ex parte
hearing impress them with the desir
ability of an appropriation.
"Such legislative methods simply
invoke demands for improper favors.
The secrecy of the committee room
plays directly into the hands of the
lobbyist and tho corporate seeker for
favor, while the lack of personal re
sponsibility makes it impossible for
the people to punish anyone political
ly, for the results of the system."
Mr. Stimson proposed as remedies:
"Fiscal legislation A law should be
enacted giving the president tbe
right to introduce into congress a
budget of expenses for the coming
year a; well as proposals of new leg
islation, if any, through which neces
sary revenue might be obtained; cab
inet officers should be given a statu
tory right to defend from the floor of
the house and the senate the portions
of such a budget coming within their
respective departments; both houses
should be forbidden by law to add
items to such a budget, except with
the president's concurrence or the
president should be permitted to veto
individual terms in the appropriation
"General legislation The president
should be permitted to introduce bills
YALE'S WINNING RECORD
SHATTERED BY WILLIAMS
New Haven, Conn., May 28. Wil
liams broke Yale's great record of 17
consecutive victories, by shutting out
the blue on Yale field yesterday after
noon, 2 to 0. It was Yale's second de
feat by a college team this year, Penn
sylvania winning an early season
game. Yesterday's game, played on a
water soaked diamond with a driz
zling rain falling at intervals, was a
pitchers battle between Gile and
Hodge with the odds slightly favoring
the . Yale man. Both teams fielded
Williams 0 00 00 00 2 02 4 0
Yale 00 0 00 00 0 00 6
Batteries Hodge and Lewis; Gile,
Burdete and Hunter. Umpires Staf
ford and Adams.
SHOOT TITL JO GRAHAM
Chicago Marksman Wins Honors In
Illinois Tourney at Peoria.
Peoria, 111., May 28. In the second
day's program of events in the 37t7l
annual state tournament and shoot
or tne Illinois state Sportsmen s as
sociation, held on the Lakevtew
grounas 01 tne feoria uun club yes
terday, J. P. Graham of Chicago won
the Chicago board of trade diamond
badge, together with the state cham
pionship title and first money.
Three men tied for the prise in the
first shoot, and an extra shoot of 20
targets was ordered to settle the win
ner. In the shoot-off Graham broke
20 and Vorhees of FeQria tied at
19 with T. Hall of Laoml. There were
87 entered in the event.
In the 100 target sweepstakes event
In a field on 90 crack shooters, R.
B. McGinnis of Laomi, B. Lewis of
Auburn, and W. C. Buckles of Lake
Forest tied at a taark of 97 targets.
The tie will be shot off today.
A cabinet only 50 inches long, with 18-inch bak
ing oven and 14-inch broiling oven having either
blue or white oven dt.or panels and with enamel
drip and broiling pans. The cast iron parts cf
this stove are enameled a jet black, thus doing
away with the-necessity of using stove polish.
Ve have purchased a large number of these
stoves and are making a special run on them
Call and see this stove, .
NEW OUTBREAK BETWEEN
BULGARS AND SERVIANS
Sofia, May 28. Military circles in
tne Bulgarian capital expect an al
most immediate outbreak of hosti
Pies between Bulgaria and Servla.
lenna, May 28. Bulgaria address
ed a note to the European powers of
fering to submit to their aecision the
question of the future of Salonikl, ac
cording to the Reichspost today.
Saloniki, Xlay 28. The most severe
tension still exists between the Greek
and Bulgarian armies facing each
other some distance north of this city.
There were several clashes during
which shots were exchanged yester
day and today. The Bulgarian com-'
manders apparently are preparing to
attack Eleftheria with a view to gain
complete occupation of the dominant
position of Mt. Pan Ghaion. They
have already placed guns on the crests
or hills southeast of Prava, com
manding the village of Bujuktu, south
of Lake Doiran, and the town of the
same name which is occupied by
HOUSE IS DEFIED
BY LABOR CHIEFS
Chicago Leaders Who Make
Referendum Attack Stand
by Their Resolution.
ALL WILL BE DISMISSED
Put Up Seven-hour Battle Before Ex
amining Committee at the
taBeously by creditors in Chicago and
St Louis, every attempt was made to
conserve the interest of stockhold
ers and to forestall threatened fore
closure of mortgage and individual
suits by creditors.
W. J. Jackson, vice president and
general manager of the Chicago &
, Eastern Illinois, to represent the op
eraUng end of the road, and Edwin
. winier or iew ort. lor many
i years with the Omaha and more re
cently president of the Northern Pa
cific railway and Brooklyn Rapid Tran
sit railway, to represent the financial
interests who will attempt rejuvena
tion, were appointed by Judge Car
penter as receivers of the Chicago
land Eastern Illinois.
! Thorna H.- West, chafrman of the
J board of directors of the St Louis
1 AMERICAN LEFT
AT, ST. ANDREWS
St Andrews, Scotland, May 28. In
the world's amateur golf champion
ship tournament today, Worthington
of the Mid-Surrey Golf club beat Har
old Weber of To'.edo, Ohio, by one
hole. Schmidt of Worcester, Mass.,
beat Hambro, Royal St. George club,
by one up.
Going out, Schmidt was Irresistible,
his opponents playing off badly. He
Is now America's only hope, as after
a nerve racking finish Weber lost his
match on the last green to Worthing
ton by a putt Schmidt however.
emerged from an equally desperate
struggle against one of the strongest
match players in the British isles.
Schmidt, who plays in football boots,1
continues his fine game against Cap
Schmidt beat Greig of the New York
club, St. Andrews, 8 up, 6 to play.
STRIKE QUIZ IS ORDERED
Inquiry to Take Up All Phases of the
West Virginia Trouble.
Washington, May 28. All phases of
the coal strike in West Virginia will
be investigated by order of the sen
ate, which adopted, in a somewhat
modified form, the Kern resolution
after a month's consideration. A sub
committee probably will be selected.
Senator Bcrah is expected to be its
chairman, with Senators snietds,
Swanson, Martine and Kenyon as
Thig body is to take & trip to the
coal fields and inquire into charges
of peonage, the us of martial law,
the importation of arms into the Paint
Creek nd Cabin Creek districts, any
combinations among coal operators
that might come under the Sherman
law and all other details of the strug
Senator Reed, in supporting the
resolution, said of the supreme court
of appeals of West Virginia, which up
held the governor and the military
"There never wa3 written in the in
famous reign of Charles II. a doctrine
more destructive of human liberty
and of all law than the doctrine we
are now confronted with. It shocks
the confidence and appalls the Judg
ment of every man who lovea his
Detroit Thomas McCabe, a marine
engineer, who took bichloride of mer
cury tablets by mistake, is complete
ly recovered. Bicarbonate of soda
SINNETT WINS DECISION
OVER FLYNN AT LA SALLE
Young Sinnett of Rock Island last
night won the decision over Maurice
Flynn of Chicago at LaSalle in a fast
e'.sht-round go. The local pug was the !
. , . , 'y mrougn ana witn golutlon 6avcd hl3 Hfe
m. nine iuck wouia nave landed a
knockout Sinnett is now willing to
meet any man of his weight In the
country. In a preliminary. Kid De
mup of Belvidere and Eddie Nearing
of Chicago fought six rounds to a
A good sized crowd of fane from
the tri-cities witnessed the go.
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It contain no opium or other nar
cotics and can be given with implicit
confidence. As a quick cure for
coughs and cols to which children
are susceptible, it is unsurpassed.
Sold by all druggists. (Adv )
Springfield, 111., May 28. President
John Fitzpatrick, Vice President Os
car F. Nelson and others of the 15
officials of the Chicago Federation of
Labor did not quail or yield an Inch
during a seven hours' examination
while they were at the bar of the
house last night in contempt proceed-,
ingc. growing out of the federation's
resolutions on William Lorimer and
tho defeat of the initiative and refer
endum. At 9:30 p. m., after the examination
of the accused had lasted five hours.
Representative Charles A. Karen mov-r
ed that the defendants be exonerated
and discharged from custody.
"This inquiry is rapidly degenerat
ing into a farce," said Karch, "and it
is absurd for this house to take up its
time continuing it. At the rate we are
proceeding it will take two weeks at
least to try these officials."
Seymour Stedman, socialist, support
ed the motion to dismiss the case, urg
ing that the house had no right and
no power to punish the defendants for
criticising the public acts of legislators.
The Karch resolution was voted
down, only about 30 members rising
in favor of it.
REPORT ASSAILS l.OHIMKR.
At the very beginning of the pro
ceedings, friction developed between
members of the examining committee
on the question whether the lo.ooo
word statement submitted by the ac
cused should be read to the house or
should merely be printed in the jour- j
nal, the latter finally being agreed
In the statement, which is signed by
President Fitzpatrick, Secretary Nock
els and all the other officials sub
poenaed, the defendants frankly admit
having helped to pass the resolutions.
They stand by the statements made in
the resolution passed by the federa
tion and offer voluminous extracts
from newspapers and from the report
of the Lorimer investigation at Wash
ington, in support of their resolutions.
When asked , why they passed reso
lutions at the meeting on May 18 de
iionucing"Boe9" Lorimer, "Boss" Shan
ahan and "Boss" McLaughlin for de
feating the initiative and referendum,
and condemning the "tricky,- dishon
est and skillfully worded'- " amend- j
ments offered to kill the s measure.
President Fitzpatrick said: I
8TAXDS BV RESOIA'TIOX. j
"We passed those resolutions be- j
cause the statements made in them '
w ere true. We stand by them and
have no intention to apologize for j
"We were informed by our legisla- i
tive representative at Springfield that j
William Lorimer was in the house of I
representatives sitting behind the !
speaker's chair or in committee rooms !
directing the fight against the initia
tive and referendum. The report of
our representative were confirmed by
the newspaper reports and that was
enough for ua.
"We will pay fines or go to jail be
fore we will make any apology for the
resolutions passed by the federation
declaring that the defeat of the initia
tive and referendum was the most
brasen, shameless and anarchistic pro
ceeding that ever disgraced even an
When pressed by Represe'ntatlv
Frank Gillespie, chairman of the ex
amining committee, to give the names
of his informants. President Fitzpat
"They were the members of our leg
islative committee, G. Dal Jones, John
O'Neill. A. C. Anderson. Dennis En-
right and Margaret A. Haley. They
were on the ground and knew what
was going on."
"Did you know of your own knowl
edge that .William Lorimer was seat
ed behind Speaker McKinley influenc
ing the speaker or directing or com
manding members in any manner dur
ing the debate on the initiative and
referendum?" asked Representative
"I was creditably informed and I
had lots of newspaper reports giving
the facts," said President Fltzzpatrlck.
. COMMITTEE ASKS Ql ESTIOXS. ,
-"What knowledge did you have that
David E. Shanahan, as alleged in your
resolution, Is known tvo take his orders
from the Peabody Coal company?" '
"That was also told us by members
of our legislative committee."
"What knowledge did yffu have, as
alleged in your resolution, that 'tricky,
dishonest and skillfully worded amend
ments' In the guise of safeguarding
amendments were offered by Lorimer
"We regarded all amendment offer
ed as tricky and dishonest and intend
ed to defeat the Initiative and referen
"Do you regard all the movers' of
amendments as Lorlmer-shanahan
amendments?" , .
"Yes," replied Fitzpatrick.
Those officials who were brought to
the bar of the houge were: John Fitz
patrick, president: Oscar F. Nelson,
vice president; E. N. Nockelg, sec
retary; Fred G. Hopp, financial secre
tary; Thomas F. Kennedy, treasurer,;
Con O'Neill, reading clerk, and Mr.
Raymond Robyns, Denis Enright, F.
Donaghue, J. A. Kaln, Charles Grass!,'
Margaret Haley. William M. Rossell,
G. Dal Jones and A. C. Anderson, mem
bers of the executive and legislative
The examining committee finally
agreed to retommend to the assembly
to dismiss President Fitzpatrick and
all the other officers of the Chicago
Federation of Labor. All day and all
night the fight was against reading the
answer. It was pot until 11 p. m. thit
the federation won the fight and the
clerk began to read it.
New York Philip Muslca pleaded
guilty to larceny in connection with
charges "that he, hia father and twe
brothers swindled banks out of near
ly $600,000 by fraudulent invoices on
exportations of human hair.
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Phone Weit 178
See sample at corner of Nine
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