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LsSDAY, DEC. 15, 1908.
PRESIDENT ROASTS FPZER (INSULTS He governmental JU Denunciation of the. Editor Scathing of the New York World For His Statements About the Panama Canal. n/rpurn A XT a Roosevelt Says That he Intend, to Em- ploy Governmental Aid in En- forcing Criminal Ll- bel Action. 11 la 'r iatorv lib' \ra Roosevelt These stories were first brought my attention as published in a paper in Indianapolis, called the Nev.-j edited by Mr. Dalavan Reith. The stories were scurrilious and liabelus character and false in every cssen I .Hal particular. Mr, Reith shelters Wself behind the excuse that he Mttly accepted the statements which W appeared in a paper published in Jew York, "The World," owned by )!r. Joseph Pulitzer. "It is idle to say that the known .character of Pulitzer and his news paper are such that the statement in that paper will be believed by no body unfortunately, thousands of per: sons are ill-informed in this respect, and believe the statements they see printed, even though they appear in a newspaper published by Mr. Pul itzer. A member of congress has actually introduced a resolution in reference to these charges. I there fore lay all the facts before you. Here the president recites the va-. Taft, and Douglass Robinson, the Bite to on* iany so rrv utter,y stories tlhat apparently they represent 1 !n Anally connected with a view '"'S"T a nr!!: riM rhiu f, I Jlrl Ion niMtf sct, duty to bring to justice this villifler of the American people, this man who blackei. the character of reputable S°rt' THE AMJbJvLl/AM O °r description for the 1 'ASHlNCiTON, D. C., Dec. 15.— a complete history of the actions of trnficp probably more emphatic- the government in connection with the I Jin ft O «nn4 nil f/lVl oon tVi/V Annnl AM/1 than was ever read purchase of the canal property, and uore In such a document, President I continues: mooMiro "Payment of the purchase price was thereupon made to the new Panama canal company, in accordance with the act of the congress and the property was conveyed by the company to the today, in a special message I. congress, arraigned Joseph Pulitzer, !j the New York World, in particular, Ld other critics of the administration 'in general for their recent charges Ivith respect to the purchase of the [janama canal. hnvp baseIess an« 6 Panama 88 Where ln Pur" Hfstion had been closed. The in-1 "tor of the story about Mr. Robin-! j™ ad 110t the MrtCtl5' u1' ,ndlrect,y- Cree se, Mr. W. H. Taft was secretary .a rea,ity' Mr- Taft!a me secretar of war u:ltn the Wh°le transact!°n ln of «r, with any phase of the Panama need no investigation whatever.! 1 shadow of proof has been the PartIcu]ar aI11 pr°I)rletor v,. tzer llin£ of the World. 'e criminal offense of which Mr. 's 'n form a libel upon indi- hl#Ut'S tlle Rreat Injury done is in the good name of the Amer-! People, it should not be left to utSvVat8 clt,zen t0 Btle I j3m Mr- there is nothing to choose between a I paid to -each individual' was 782 public servant who betrays his trust, francs,' 'of-'* JpL^fe. Nto/ payment what a public servant who is guilty o! black-: ever was, or will be made upon the mail or theft, or final dishonesty of any of tjhf oW comi&nfr, as it was kind, and a man guilty as Mr. Joseph ^Jn.hbjssJffam ^hfe Deft^esseps fail- Pulitzer has been guilty in this in-"'ed'anil thifc* cuts out from considera stance. It is therefore a high national United States. It was no concern of the President ,or of any officer of the 'characterises the accusations as I executive department, to inquire as to I in1HaUS?t»nsVapeLenandn?LDMS^"J fc' ™,c nhpins and false in every what the new Panama canal company tarrh. Hairs Catarrh Cure is the only Ijfurrilious, llDeiUS auu I Stesential particular, submits docu- did with the money which it received, fraternity iientary' evidence to support his con-1 As a matter of fact. the new Panama I pntlons brand.* Mr. Pulitzer by name canal company aid distribute th© internally, acting directly upon the L.ood a villifler of the American people money between its shareholders and ft /?opinrp? hiq purpose of bringing the shareholders of the preceding Pan- the disease, and giving the patient film aewo-l" "AO I ___ tion a11 inS wantonly and wickedly, and without °°mpany- It has not received and will 0JMJ ghad(w Qf juatlflcati011 seeks to,not vate citizens, and connect the govern-^te'"dlvidual civilized world, of wrong doing of the basest and foulest kind, when he has 1 not one shadow of justification of any charSe he I bas made. The attorney general has transaction, it hardly seems worth under consideration the form in which while to make the request, but if the the proceedings against Mr. Pulitzer congress desires, 1 have no doubt that 1 "In view of the constant reiteration who were the shareholders who receiv- "J^18 to cure. the assertion that there was some I ed the money, but that is no concern of E iormpt action by, or on behalf of the ours. [,1'nited States government, in connec- "I call your attention to the acco.n with the acquisition of the title panying statement as to the attempt to the French company t.r the Pan inia canal, and of the repitio.i of the action for libel. ama canal company, in accordance fnTfs^ng "nature "n doln^'wort? ... The message in part, reads as fol-1 ^t^decree of ^^chjourt and I respectfully ask this privilege. flows: form an American company in 1899, for the purpose of taking over the tiorv that a syndicate of Americ i} property of the French company. Tuis fitizens owned either botr or on? -f attempt proved abortive. There was IV Pwima companies, I deem it wise no concealment in its efforts to put to to rp-press ail th. informa- through this plan, its comylete failure tion 1 have o:i the subject. and abonrtonment being known to ev- 1 eryone. "The Panama canal transaction was! actually carried through, not by either! the then secretary of state, Mr. John I Hay, or the then secretary of war, Mr. Elihu Root, both of whom, however, were cognizant of all the essential! fe&tures, but by the then attorney gen-! eral, Mr. P. C. Knox, at present: sena tor from Pennsylvania. I directed or approved every actio and am re-, sponsible for all that was done in car rying out the will of congress, and the provisions of the law. enacted byi congress, af'.er exhaustive examina tion and discussion, were scrupulously complied with bv fie executive. The title to the Panama canal prop-j erty was vested in the now Panama! canal company of France, which was, with any rioua charges, including those against, out the affair. Co., appellant, Pottawattamie modi Charles P. Taft, brother of William H. The action of the United States gov- ernment President's brother-in-law of partici-' fluenced by, and had nothing what- purchase ever to do with any question as to pation in the $60,000,000 fund and proceeds: These statements some times ap-1 ity holders of either the new or the reared in the editorials, some times old company, who such security hold ln the news columns, some times in ers were, was not our affair. If, as a -the shape of contribution from in-1 matter of fact, the canal companies, i^Mduals, either unknown or known either or both, had been owned byi citizens of would not [No be of bad character. They are American citizens or in every particular Trom begin-! other nationa.uy I who, or who had not been the secur- altered in the slightest degree The wickedness.of the I have altered in the slightest degree. uS' "v* r.° it as part merely material collected for nwnt that he did not have anytl ing to campaign purposes, and in part stories of!the Possible blackmail. The inventor of stockholders or bondholder of the story about Mr. Charles P. Taft.! emphatic as possible the state-1 with the cerning slightest connection. ^^ribution of a dollar of $40,000,000 as paid as regards any of the French court, which has ney's candy. the subject, or 0ther 0f any kind or for Uncivil tribunal' of the Seine, the| Ivins. French iansaction, from beginning to end. this nation had nothing whatever to Roll-a-wav, because the pastime is Now these stories .. matter of do" "A., of these documents I herewith jng? or can be transmit as a part of this message Pen ["son for instance. But they are in liquidator, who. in his letter, states _]f ^wholly and in form parti' -, a libel! that, in this present month of Decern-! Christmas the United States government. ber. the second and last distribution 1 "POll 'do not believe we should concern our- to t.he cerditors will be begun, and whVe8.With individuals I rote the lying and libelous edl als, articles from correspondents articles in the news columns. The offender is Mr. Joseph Pulitzer, Whn that the average dividend heretofore: Particular People Demand Pulitzer I 8^ou'd he prosecuted for I JJM-the govei-nmental authorities. I in !r.Dt ot enc°uragement of iniquity. Point of infamy, of wrong doing, POSTUM When Coffee disagrees. "There's a Reason." misleading statements regard- a 1 Possible purchase by anybody of stock of the old Panama canal, receive, a penny. Pri- Rfei?tl a ... .. ords of these payments, but answer ment of h,3 country, in the eyes of he 8Uch request shall be brought." on the request of our ambassador in! be called request was made by a to Pf the rec- waa made the custodians that they saw nQ pr01)er reagon for grallUng pli salve once a a plied Ve 0DCe a wron days, when every trace of t.ie sore was ida's- I by a stranger inasmuch Ithree as there is not the After referring to the various docu-: Paris, the list of individuals would be! [notion was carried that Ned Egan, ments accompanying the message, in-1 shown him. Burlington's representative, be allowed eluding statements by former attorney I "I transmit herewith lists of the doc-! general Knox, who was the govern-1 uments in the possession :f the de-i Galesburg an*. Hannibal. ment's representative in the negotia-1 partment of state, the department of Us' tions, and by William Nelson Crom-1 justice and the department of war, soj® Panama I that, if the congress sees fit, it may well, counsel for the new Panama 11 uie congress sees nt, it, may The application of Galesburg was1 canal company, the President gives I direct that they be printed. They are, presented in person by and always examination gress. There is no object in printing them, but there is also no objection to printing them, save that it is useless expense. (Signed.1 "THEORDORE ROOSEVELT $1C0 Reward, $100. The readers of this paper will be pleas ed to learn that there Is at least one dreaded disease that science has ben able I positive cure now known to the medical Catarrh being a constltu- 1 UnlMlnv un tV.A SeWd for Address a s" P. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo. O. Sold by Druggists, 75c. Take Hall's Family Pills for constlpa- t,on- ELECTION NOTICE. The annual meeting of the members of the Iowa State Insurance Company will be held at the office of the com pany in the city of Keokuk, Lee coun ty, Iowa, at 2 o'clock p. m. on the sec ond Monday in January, 1909. HUGH ROBERTSON. Secretary. Iowa Supreme Court Decisions. [Special to The Gate City.] Slimmun appellant, agaist county, Chickasaw affirmed. Campbell, appellant, agaist Jackman Bros.. Black Hawk affirmed. the legal owner thereof, and the old or Chickasaw affirmed. so-called DeLesseps comipany had a! Morrow, appellant against Durant, large equity therein. The title was Kossuth affirmed. not in a New Jersey company nor in Anderson, appellant against. Stand any other American company, nor did Boeck, appellant, agaist Wilke, ar(j this government have any dealings winnesheck affirmed. pointing and Manufacturing Co., Anerican company through-! j\icGill against Pintsch Compressing fle(1' and ajjrmed. was. of course, wholly unin-. Hamsei against Darthell. appel- lant'^ Ailamakee: affirine(j reversed in part and jn This is Worth Reading. Leo F. Zelinski, of GS Gibson St., Buffalo, N. Y., says: "1 cured the most ar.noying cold sore ever had, Bucklen's Arnica Salve. I ap-1 when every trace of Me sore was 4 are the, th* state-! Kiedaisch & Son's drug store. railroad facilities and connections— Kiedulsch & nr™* -*«*•!»i,,e'"*cerorfre"" CITY NEWS. Don't buy furniture until you get j„ awarding! —We sell good candy not cheap certain proportion to tho old com-': candy. Burk. team here instead of at Cedar Rapids. nan-y and a certain proportion to the! —Enjoy the Catterliu players at Sunday ball was never attempted, save n'ew'company Anv question con-'Dodge's Theatre. by local bush teams without a park. the stockholders, bondhold-j —A nice Christmas present would governmental body, with which —The crowds keep going to the most enjoyable. Coming this even- Earlv Western Pictures yfn, wisli to make yourself a present every that will be good clay in the year have The Dally ""'1 Gate City sent to your address. •Many of the grade schools of the city will have Christmas enter tainments on next Wednesday after noon. The pupils in the schools are practicing faithfully for the various good times that will be enjoyed by schoolteviCinerbe closed^n"Wednesday the district court. 1 ni t,' I- *v The Daily Gate City LEAGUE MEETING HERE TODAY (Continued from Page 1.) ton during the last year was due to slack business methods and the com plete loss in the last two years was only $2,000. Harry Hofer spoke in favor of Han-1 nibal and stated that Hannibal has drawn even during the city's semi-1 professional career. He also spoke a good word in favor of Galesburg, but' added that it would be best to leave the matter to the representatives of! clubs- slightest ground Upon moticn of for suspicion of any bad faith in the applicants were allowed to come into 1 the E- p- ment A niotlon rema'n 4 ny case that It I First of all, it is a business proposi ns't of testlmon- DES MOINES, la., Dec. 15.—State with Monmouth, containing a combin of Iowa against Fish el, appellan, Pgae ed population of more than 15,000 ad affirmed. ditional, and all within a forty-minutr State of Iowa against Hast, appel- ride: they saw a first class park lant, Polk affirmed. grandstand and bleachers State of Iowa, appellant against An- the improvements and derson, Allamakee reversed. ned, will have no sup(- McManus the meeting and make their own state-11 w*s carried that Galesburg In first. during the presentations by Galesburg's Bfd. J. have been, open to the jje ^we]t upon railroad facilities of of any member of con-i the city, the city as a business center,1 and of the enthusiasm of the fans of' T. Wasson. Galesburg at present time. He touch ed upon tli° situation last season, and embodied in his remarks the sum mary given above in Galesburg's re-| port. 1 The full report is as follows: I To the Officers and Members of the Central Association Gentlemen—In a discussion of the advisability of Galesburg becoming a member of the Central association there are facts to be determined and questions to be asked and answered, both on your part and ours, which can be done best and most satisfactorily to all concerned by our having a rep resentative at your next meeting. We tion. The Central association should want a team in Galesburg just as much I as Galesburg should want a team in, the Central ssociation. no more no1 less. If profitable the advantage will be mutual, and the reverse is just as true. I What your committee saw and know I is worthy of more weight and credit than any cyclopedia of statistics that may be compiled. They saw a city of 28,000 people, situated on the main line of the Santa Fe and the hub of the' great C.. B. & Q. system, with rail roads radiating in eight different di rections they saw the interurban street car lines connecting Galesburg: with Abingdon, with Knoxville and State of Iowa agaisnt Taylor, appel-: league they met and talked with soma lan, Wapello reversed. of the men comprising the local mail-, Chickasaw agement and know who lers, which, with The central location of Galesburg, with reference t0 wickedness.of the have altered gone." Heals all sores. Solu under league, the saving in the mile- excellent service We feel cer- glad to take up ball question soon as i«» these and other like matters, are facts and neiden until sale, was purely a (luestion ed at Wescott's book store or of Mrs. management, has never had anything VV\V extensions plan- yigS: jperior in you*. was at t.he are and what the\ are they talked informally. with manv of the business men and ritizens generally, and know that they are "crazy"' for good base ball and are unanimously in the fullest accord and sympathy with the local club owners vour committee looked the town over from a base ball standpoint and saw here all of the elements and condi tions which go to make up a good^ base ball town. it is not amiss to state that, this city is not dependent for her prosperity upon any one factory or any one line, of business. There are few cities that hard times, business reverses or fall- urps affect so iittle for two bv citizens ofi"'"1 ures anect so nine. would be able to draw from surrund-i it would not Hill would have had a last year. Professional base ball beneficiaries of the pro- be a copy of "Pen Pictures of Early under a competent and responsible bere today to put up tile guarantee,- like a trial here for twenty years past until last year, largely because of the We absolutely guarantee that our. 45 000, At the conclusion of his remarks, Mr. Wasson was questioned by many of the directors 011 points regarding 1 Galesburg. If it was good business policy he stated that Galesburg would be willing to guarantee 35,000 or 40, 000 attendance. He stated that in- day base ball in that city, and that I ministers and civic federation are fa-: 1 vorable to the report. Mr. Wasson 1 thanked ing. afternoon for the holidays and will be reopened on Monday, January 4th. of the new year. —Every afternoon and evening at c. A. Cruikshank, president of the 1 Roll-a-way. Of course. I Hannibal Base Ball association, pre I —The will of the late John Weir-1 sented Hannibal's bid. Hannibal won I atlier was proven for record today in I the pennant, played to over 30,000 paid Hannibal's Application. I admission, and until July 9th the team bottom. to over were 1 jng towng verv the other cities of railroads Y„ I Hannibal opened! lunch at the Y. among statements made by Mr. Cruikshank. He continued quite at length, giving many statistics regard ing base ball in that cit v. Me present ed the excellent street car facilities, the cheap hotel rates, and the base ball interest at the present tune. We are inclined to believe that should Hanni bal be admitted there would be a bond between Hannibal and Quincy and the latter would no longer consider the These are things that induce us to proposition of joining the "ihree-I| finance, equip and maintain a team league. The loss ot Qumcy would be and we believe they are matters which a will interest you more than a statisti- and with Hannibal in the league both cal table of the men employed in our Quincv and Hannibal would draw various factories, etc. In this regard strongly. severe one to the Central association Mr. Cruikshank then compared Clin ton and Hannibal in rega.ds to accesi biiity. He presented many figures and the saving ol railroad fare. Hannibal, if admitted to the Central association stronglv and several of Hannibal as a business proposition! fo]. the which you all well know. j}ert j. Hough, manager or Hanni-j base ball to be used the league Had the present street car exten- bai base ball club, then made a few next, season. The official baseball sions and new lines been built, ren- remarks, strengthening that city's ap-jused by the league was that of dering a park accessible where Sunday plication, and the necessity of Hanni- Spaulding & Bros. games could be played. Galesburg bal being admitted, for during the, would have been lti the Three past year he, and also several others, BIRDS league at the time of its formation, had been working towards this end. j. Clinton's Application. Xpd Egan stated the C]inton- in in the tion when t'hat city fact. Organized base ball was never ]$oone The probable attendance of played here before. Clinton in the Central next year would 000 fluential churches had endorsed Sun- :^ers- a great those present for his hear- 1 i"T a#*) 1 "Itl'llll Wl'miHll1 nj.ouo paid admissions. These! o'clock President M. 15 Justice called have'already consented to to get to your meeting. We shall be «-*»«•. & srtri." 1™, .,, H!innihai as a you \vis.'.i. 1 N 4 When the Youngsters empty their stockings, bright and early Christmas morning, what business proposition I out tomorrow, if you think advisable. central association. Tile above is in regard to the official proposition of her application for a berth cent:-.1 association. Clinton is said Mr ton-s |.-gan. touched upon Clin took the lace although season's attendance will be greater1...nnntpp that imount—Clinton is: nearby towns for exhibition '1J Boyle endorsed card" dayS argument vote on all that this resulted—in favor of the negative Burlington and Waterloo voted yes. Meeting adjourned to meet at I o'clock. 0fjO. a guarantee of an attendance of 35,-J between 3rd and paid admissions and will put up Henry Santer, a leading the money at this meeting. of Wichita, Kansas, and a -1 Afternoon Session. \_Jl shouts of rejoicing arise, as the wished-for gifts come to view. If you would make the Holiday for your Children all it should be, in our immense stock of gift goods you are certain to find what baby and little sister and bigger brother have been asking for—and Christmas becomes a happy reality to them—and not only the little ones, but father, mother and older brother and sister can be made happy on Christmas day from our magnificent stock of gift goods Mufflers, Handkerchiefs, Gloves, Hosiery, Para sols, Fancy Neckwear, Hand Bags, Belts, Combs, Aprons, Pillow Tops, Table Linen, Napkins, Waist or Dress Patterns, Slippers and hundreds of other useful articles. -Open Evenings Until Christmas- The Golden Rule M. C. A. and at 1:45 the meeting to order, beginning the af- I ternoon session. Roll call showed all I towns represented at this session. President Justice stated that the city who was to he taken in to fill the va cancy of Oskaloosa should be one that I would be for the betterment of t)Iie league. 1 Harrv Hofer of Quincy moved that each of the three applicants be asked to send in a sealed bond as to the at tendance guarantee. Motion was sec-! I onded by Dr. Bonham of Ottuniwa, carried bv body. A. G. ARRIVING FOR THE SHOW Warsaw Poultry Association Promises to be One of the Big Successes of the Season. I Special to The Gate City.] WARSAW, 111.. Dec. 15—Mrs. Will bistorv in the Central associa- ...... Dennis of l.aHarpe is visiting rel- a(ives !U1d She reports husbanc daughter well. we would not want! Birds are beginning to arrive from 4th. during the season would be Sacred Heart, will give an entertain- Clinton as a drawing! Warsaw merchant, is here visiting time, been given such an entertain- drawing cr.rd." 'ment December 2$. at Saenger hall, and Friday, and there will be a pleas- motion be'tabled. The vote! from the tree. A chicken pie -upper followed regarding a'i0c admittance, and each patron is ant, surprise on Wednesday. Ladles adjournment. Boyle moved 1 given a ticket entitling him to a gift souvenir matinee tomorrow. will be served from 5 to 7:30 p. ni, for 25c a plate, after which a dance 11 will be held. A good time is guar 1 an teed to all. The Electric Theatre continues to please the public with as tine a class The base ball representatives pres-1 of pictures as are to be found in ent at the meeting were entertained at large cities, but unless patronage in- *v« & PAGE SEVEN Corner Eighth and Main Streets O A DO IT NOW. Clinton, Hannibal and Galesburg creases, this will be the last week that then proceeded (o make out bonds, it: is open, much to the regret of and while this was being done sched- many. ule proposition was discussed, al-1 W. P. Hammond, wife and two though not. at length. The following telegram trom C. L. Lincoln, manager A. G. Spauldiug & Bros, was read by President Justice as follows: "Impossible for Mr. White Springfield Lump Lehigh Valley Hard Coal JAMES CAMERON & SONS Both Phones, 96. Office, 17 South Seventh Street. The return of the trolley car to its can send Mr. Freedinan old stand, 4th and Main street, makes more life and bustle on the street it has been sadly missed the past two months. An artist has utilized three War saw souvenir views for the ornament ation of a sofa pillow top—they are Ralston Park, High School, and river looking north. The square contaiii ing the picture is for sale in one of our stores. WELCOME RETURN OF CATTERLIN PLAYERS Big Audiences Enjoyed the Opening Return Engagement of the Cat terlin Players Last Night. A big and enthusiastic audience wel comed the Catterlin players at the the atre last evening, and were more than ever delighted with the high class en this company puts wonderful talk source of never t'all ing delight, and the society playlets merchant keep the audience in an uproar. Cer- former tain it is that there has never, at any relatives. He is looking stouter and ment for the price as the Caterltn play- "Clinton says Egan, "has arranged better than ever. 1 ers produce and the little theatre to have a boosters' day and four boos-i The children of the Church of the should be crowded every afternoon and I night. The bill changes Wednesday Miss Pearl Rein has just returned from a months visit with friends and relatives in Spirit Lake, Iowa. Dr. J. A. Cochrane of Cincinnati has moved to Keokuk and is living at No. 527 High street. He is a gradu ate of the Keokuk Dental College ol 1901. :1 59 I a to Chicago to daughters have gone spend the winter. Rmil Wilde has returned from Mt. Olive, 111., and is employed in the shoe factory. Warsaw is good enough lor him. .M