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The Dally Qate City Raeafvaa tha Full Afternoon United Prase Report—Beat Afternoon Service In the United 8tatee. 1 VOL. 109. NO. 56. SPECIAL SESSION CONGRESS CALLED President Taft Issues His First Procla mation Calling the Sixty-First Congress in Special Session Match 15. TO CONSIDER TARIFF Formal Oath Taking and Swearing in Cabinet Officers Was Without Ceremony—Loeb's Nomi nation Confirmed. WASHINGTON, March 6.—The pres ident issued his first proclamation this afternoon, calling the sixty-first con gress in session March 15, for tbn pur pose of considering the revision of tariff. Cabinet Members Take Oath. WASHINGTON, March 6.—Outside of formal oath-taking and swearing in of cabinet officers absolutely -without ceremony, the only persons present ex cept President Taft were Senator Bur ton, Secretary to the President Car penter, John Barrett, chief of the bureau of the American Republican, Harlanson, associate judge of the su preme court. After the ceremony wks completed the president congratulated each member of the cabinet Attorn ey General Wickersham, "went off half cocked" yesterday when lie went to the department of justice snd took the oath to succeed Bonaparte. It was the president's intention to have the men of the cabinet sworn by the chief justice at the white house. Wick ersham did not know this, possibly being in a hurry to sign the name of "Attorney General." "Wickersham will never .have any luck in Ms of ficii," remarked Secretary Wilson to day after he had taken the cuth at the white house. "He will probably lose all cases he gets." Immediately after the swearing in ceremony the new cabinet officers repaired to their respective ofllces and held an inform al reception, being greeted by the division bureau chiefs. Confirmed Loeb'o Nomination. The senate this afternoon confirmed the nomination of Win, Loeb, Jr., to be collector of customs at the port of New York, Immediately afterward they appointed a committee to wait on the president ~nd notify him that the senate was now ready to adjourn unless he had further communictions to make. Pending the return of the committee from the white house re 2ess was taken. The senate fi'so con firmed Beekman Winthrop will be as sistant secretary of the navy. John P. McDowell will be receiver of public money at WiHiston, N. D. bers of the house. "'T.'j & National Waterways Commission. WASHINGTON, March 6.—A pre liminary meeeting of the national wa terways commission was held in Sen ator Gallagher's committee romi to day. Senator Burton, (Ohio) was elected president, a oub-committec wag appointed to plan methods of procedure. The commission is com posed of five senators and six mem- Pi® MILLIONAIRES HAD HARD TIME Shoveled Snow, Assicted in Repairing Telegraph Wires, Removed Poles and Endured Hunger.*®®®* I NEW YORK, March 6.—The New York millionaire regiment, the 7th, arrived here today froni Washington. The regiment missel the inauguration but had a special parade the next day. As told by the officers the experiences enroute to Washington includes such details as shoveling snow off the track, repairing telegraph wires and remov ing telegraph poles from the car win dows and being half starved. STATES CASE IS MUCH STRONGER Rebuttal Evidence in the Cooper-Sharp Trial Materially Helps States Case. -NASHVILLE, March 6.—With the jxamination of two witnesses put ort he stand soon aftet- the Cooper-Sharp -rial resumed today, the state finished it's testimony. On the adjournment }f the court it was announced agru ments of the council will begin Mon day morning, the case will probably be 'n the hands of the jury by Wednes day or Thursday. Rebuttal proof oc 'upied the last two days and it is be •ipved the state's cose has been •erinlly strengthened. ma- J*1 MORE ACTIVITY IN BUMS Report of the Great Co :ial Agen cies Relative to th ate of Trade in the States. BUSINESS IS ,l ,„3EE?i Industrial Recovery Is PltSKf Appar ent and Bank Clearings Con- tinue to Show Notable Increases. ..... NEW YORK, March 6.—The bank clearings compiled by street's for the principal cities in the United State, the past week were $3, 336,771,000, against 12,211,533,000 for the same time last yeaT. total Brad NEW YORK, March 6.—Bradstreet says: Weather irregularities and tar iff price revision uncertainties com bine to make for a rather quite tone in trade and industry, pending a clear er view of these, and winter wheat crop possibilities. More activity, with some complaint of delayed deliveries, is noted in the finer line of dress goods, and women's wear goods are in more favorable position than men's wear fabrics. In millinery there is good business doing. Agricultural implements and supplies are display ing a continued good movement. Cuts in iron ,and steel have as yet brought .Out only a moderate amount of busi ness. Failures, in the United States were 219 against 287 in the like week in 1908. Canadian failures were 33, com pared with 49 in the like Week in 1908. Wheat, Including flour, experts,- were 2,957,000 bushels, against 254,000 this week last year for thirty-six weeks enjing March 4, 140,197,000 against 159,094,000 in the correspond ing period last year. Corfn exports were 761,000 against 1,481,000 in 1908. ceedingly quiet, but dress goods are generally well sustained, with staple lines leading in strength. Quiet conditions continue in the New England shoe market. New or ders are small and for imni' ite re quirements only, and there io dis position to contract ahead for large quantites. Some factories are bu.y on old order, but »»mMp Staf Tb® ea and unsati-.factor unuer SOLDIER^ WRECK '1 THE RESTAURANTS Members of Co. K, Fifth Pennsylvania Volunteers Charoe Lunch Rooms Before Leaving City. Company K, Fifth Pennsylvania Vol- priated eatables, tobacco and ciga rettes and wrecked the stores. ki mmmm Dun's Report. Dun's: Already price readjustments are beginnig to work toward expect ed improvement in the demand, and this and President Taft's inaugural declarations favorable to "that meas ure of stability which is the essential life and growth of all business," are important contributions to financial and trade conference, and make a stronger hope of equal industrial, re covery. M,, ti, Both in sentiment and amount" of new business in sight, the iron and steel trade shows some gain. Dull ness is still pronounced in pig iron, with quotations on a lower basis. 11 In spite of the upward tendency of raw materials, buyers of cotton goods made a determined effort to secure a lower level of quotations. No new business is reported in woolen goods, but it is believed buyers will eventu- ally need considerable more merchan dise to meet their season's require-1 ments. The trade in woolen goods, such as Kerseys and Thibets, .'••• ex- When much damage was caiispd last njght is not yet estimated. OUILD'o PuPER ATTACKS CANNON -VI Commercial Bulletin Charges Speak er With Being Responsible For Defeat of Forestry Reserve Bill. I CALLED YANKEE HATER A|S0 a Back Reaction snd Sectionaiism- have laid off a l,a,t• the defeat of the legislation which was lethl SAPSFQ3&£ Number and Apostle of •Pa- per Pleads For Relief For New England. BOSTON, March 6—Former Gover nor Guilds' paper, the Commercial Bulletin, today publishes an attack on Speaker Cannon for the failure of the still jhcuse to adopt the senate forestry re serve bill. The article declares Speak- a,one tor PriPP rolcMons i^mancled by New England. The Bui- says' "The are general on a imands of New England is due to one leather. I defeat man a °r t,le Just de" yankec hater from Illinois. How long will people of New England suffer their representatives In congress !t0 stand by the speaker whose elec jtion means for New England destruc tion of property, drought, disease and death? How long will the people of Illinois, in this age of broad American ism, send to the House of Representa- 77 tives to speak for the state of Abra- WASHINGTON, arc ham Lincoln this back number aopstla leaving town last night soldiers of t, and ul unteers, charged the lunch rooms and grocery stores in the vicinity of North p.ARTKF.T Canitol street and "beat up" the pro- prietors and employes, and appro-1 OAA- the police reserves were summoned Wilson and Nagel Take Oath to the scene the soldiers made a hur ried run for their train which was standing a block or two away, piled I WASHINGTON, March 6.—Six into the cars and gave the engineer members of the cabinet, headed by orders to "pull out," and escaped secretary of state, Knox, were sworn cheering from the city. Just how in at 10:00 in the cabinet room of the Sl" —Head The Daily Qate City. sectionalism?' KEOKUK, IOWA, SATURDAY, MARCH 6, 1909. SOME CRACK RUNNERS WHO START IN SIX DAY GO-AS-YOU-PLEASE RACE. mmm siderable fame, will be paired with Fred Wooledge. Italy will be repr esented by two teams, Ferri and Pal lanti, the latter having run several ti mes again Dorando, compose one and Marto and Rovere the other. N. G. Athanassiades and Andrew Devaris represent Greece. Teamc of American runners scheduled to start in the race are as follows: Mike Spring and Ed Adams,'Frank Amiable and J. P. O 'Drlscoll, P. J. Dineen and Albert IT. Corey, Henry Shelton and James Ft az er, George Harrigan and Jerry Sullivan ..nd Edward Von Kaenal and Irv ing'Coleman. The race begins in Ma dison^ Square Garden on the morning o£ March 18.] BREAKING OF DAM KILLED 17 Accident in the Dock Construction at Birkenhead, England Brought Death to Almost a Score of Men. v.-, Below the Water Level and si •V Were Overwhelmed by 4, Rush of Water. mwk Thomas MEMBERS SWORN Knox, Hitchkock, Meyer Bal Inger, of Office. White House today by Chief Justice Fu'ler. Thnso who took the oath were Knox, Hitchcock. Meyer, Ballinger, Wilson and Nagel. •. .• B. 1 BIRKENHEAD, England, March 6.—| [Gate City Special Service.] Breaking of the dam ft the r.ew dock construction here today killed sixteen jxhe senate passed the Cossen workmen, seriously injured three. The men were working forty-flv6 feet below the water level and were over whelmed by the inrush of the water. Cranes and other machinery were hurled into the excavation. The fin ancial loss is heavy. DEATH OF WELL KNOWN INSPECTORS Laughian, of Quincy, III., Died Last Night at His Home of Pneumonia. QUINCY, 111., March 6.—Thomas B. Lauglilin, for over thirty-five years in the service of the government, and it become known that he was critical ly ill. WP' Ends Life as Sweetheart Did BENTON. 111., March G.—As a sequel to the suicide of Miss Byrl Somers, near'here, two days ago, John Nichols, 25 years old, killed himself today by shooting, as Miss Somers did. He left a notp saying he had nothing more to live for since his sweetheart's death. [New York, March 6.—Interest in Mar athon races has revived the old time go-as-you-please contests which were so popular tventy-flve years ago, and New York it to have one of these events. It is an iternational affair, and about forty runners representing a doz en or more countries, will competi. The New York law will not permit any person to remain longer than six) hours continuously in any athletic contest, so the runnners are paired, r.nd the contest.will be between teams. The United States army is to be rep resented, which is an innovation in professional athletics. The army's rep resentatives are Corporal Harvey End lich and Corporal Charles Ward,# Jack Sapsford, an English ruilner of con HOUSE PASSED COMMISSION B1L 7,OCO to Adopt the Commission THREE BADLY INJURED CREAMERY MONOPOLIES Men Were Working Forty-Five Feet Cosson Plan of City Govern ment Passes. Bill Prevents the Creameries and Also a Bill Defining Bucket Shops and Shopping. D] ijS Hackler Measure Allowing Cities of at once subscribed $300.00. A solicit- Monopoly of MOINES, Iowa, March 1o TELEGRAMS OF 1 CONGRATULATIONS Sent by Northwest Japanese t0 Taft and Balllnner—Hope for thc Future. for the last twenty years a postoffice! Japanese today cent congratulatory inspector died last night at his home,itelegrams to President Taft and Sec- pPHMHTF AFPTAT 333 Chestnut street, of pneumonia, retary Ballinger.. Taft's message which followed a complication of dis-|sald: "Every Japanese in the great eases. He had been ill for 'some time,(Pacific northwest wishes you and the hut the matter had been kept quiet,! nation under you the greatest prosper and it was only Thursday morning that ity yet known. We believe luartilv that deep abiding friendly re:ations will ever exist between our home land and this adopted country of ours." Steamer "Uncle Tom" Sank. ST. LOUIS, March C.—The Steamer "Uncle Tom" sank at it's warf here to day. Five men aboard were rescued after a narrow escape from drowning. —Read The Daily con Is per week. 1 SEATTLE, March 6.—.The Seattle past. Gate City. 10 lim&gfcstk ANOTHER FACTORY WRIGHT AIRSHIP A TOR WARSAW Button Making Plant Will Locate There and Employ From 60. to 4 80 People Within Nine-' .v ty Days. A Number of Farmers Have Rented or Purchased Homes in the City and Will Move From :. the Country, ... iSS® asking anyone to take stock. It was 'Green. there decided to issu- city warrants in 'his sums of $10.00 each, bearing 5 per cent jand interest, so as to make it popular with everyone, these warrants to be I apart as a sinking fund for thai pur pose. A citizens meeting was called for Thursday evening at city itall, to ratify' the action of the council, and was largely attended, much enthus iasm prevailing. The council'-, action jCourt was unanimously endorsed and sub-'law ing committee was at once named by Chairman Eckbohm, consisting of Messrs. C. E. Evenian, H. A. Brink man and August Brault, they being empowered to enlarge committee which they did, adding Messrs. Geo. Schaefer, James F. Crawford, ("has. E. Wallace, and John D. Hopkins. War saw has never had a better citizens meeting, or where there seemed a general determination to work to gether for the good of the city, ft [certainly augured well lor the city'.: future. Before noon of the following day the soliciting committee reported that they had between than the prevent creamery monopoly also! H. R. Miller and wife were Warsaw I lev and portions of the lake ie"ion bills defining bucket shops and buckS visitors Thursday. They are a'ways The high barometer following cov et shopping and giving landlords liens sure cf a warm welcome. ers the western Plateau Region, wher9 on baggage of guests failing to payj The great Danish violinist Skov-! generally fair, somewhat cooler weath bils. gaard, and his company will appear I cr prevails. The house passed the Hackler bill'tonight at the opera house, belt the On the Pacific slope the barometer Blowing cities of 7,000 population to last attraction of the Star lyceum js low in Oregon, and moderately high adopt the commission plan of city gov ernment. Read The Daily Gate City, Keokuk's Best Newspaper, 10 CENTS PER WEEK TEN PAGES. Ac,tion -V I $G()0 and $700 $3.0«o more course. He should have a full house. in Southern California. Max Buttgen was taken to the coun- Partly cloudy, somewhat cooler ty house at Carthage, Friday. weather is indicated for this sr-ction tonight and Sunday. I Wm, Dick has sold his home on I northeast corner of 9th and Crawford street to Jeif Blake, and will build a comfortable c^tage on Crawford street. St. Paul between 9th and 10th street, vest of La Crosse Davenport Felix Koch's. Building will be more active this spring than it has for several years NAVIGATION Company Formed in Chicago With 400 Business Men to Post Aeroplanes. CHICAGO, March 6.—Four hundred 5 gineer, after years of work, announced he had contemplated an aeroplane lighter which is as practical as Wrights' machine. This interested capitalists and a company was formed. It will be capitalized at $160,000. BUSINESS GOOD of French in Buying the Wright Aeroplane Privilege From France Forces Other Par- OTHER NEWS ITEMS ENGLAND VERY Icft'f# ties to Get Busy. Will Open Negotiations With Wright Brothers, When They Visit Lon- don This Month—Germany I Special to The Gate City I LONDON.' March' 0 WARSAW, 111., March C.—Warsaw I Brothers visit England this iu,inth the English government will open nego tiations to buy the Wright's aeropiaue, it was learned' today. It is th-3 In creasing demand in England to 1 uy has secured another factory, tne Mis sisslppi pearl Button Company of Burlington and within 90 days the fac. tory will be in operation, with from CO to 80 employes, the expert operat- 'he rights for war purpose, sLid Ives coming with the firm. The site France paid $100,000 for the French, selected belongs to the city and ad- provileges. Germany also is .-ons'd joins the old electric light building, 1 also owned by the city, and ufed as France making it almost obws itJiy a pumping station for the water Vf)rk8. The cost of the building will be from $2500 to $3000 and a ec remit tee composed of Aldermen Hack amack, Roth and Brault, was appoint ed by the mayor at a special council meeting Thursday evening, to receive bids for the erection of the building which will b0 of cement blocks with steel roo" The proposition of the company, through President Alex Moir and Gen eral Manager Leon LeMalre, is that Warsaw provides a site and building, and whenever the payroll of the fac tory amounts to $75,000 per annum, the site and building to become the property of the company. ---The council met. Informally T.iesday evening to forr.-.ulate a plan to raise the money at once, the company not!stpn °"ckl,cl- Also Considers.^-' When Wright erlng the purchase, the action by the that other powers follow. France Leads in Airships. LONDON, March 0.—France leads the world in number and effusiveness of aerial fleet, according to th fig ures published by the British war of fice today. Many of France's flyers are owned by individuals, Germany leading in government-owned vessels. WATCH CHAIN DEFEATED BULLET f$" "J -o Winston Bucknell Will be Tried For Fatally Shooting His Step-Sister. WATERLOO. Ia:, March G.—Win- w:ls Ia- as scription list opened and two citizens liabilities will reach about $125,000. arrested today al charged with fatal shooting stel'-sistel'. Francis Miller, aged 1G, tr-vll,S to kill her mother, Mrs. Pl'ecJc,rick ltutee!las. re'- taken up at the rate of $500.00 annual- jshooting but his watch chain de Iy. or oftener the city is able, one !fectetl the bullet. saloon license fee of $500.00 be'ng set i» a family quar- Hucknell then attempted suicide Christie Grain Concern Fails.1 KANSAS CITY, March 6.—Tb« Christie Grain Company of Kansas City, Kans., has failed. Judge Fisher of the Wyandotte County district Friday appointed W. M. White- receiver for the farm. The THE WEATHER. Indications for Iowa, Illinois and Mis souri, Wired From Chicago. For Keokuk and vicinity:, Fair and cooler ton'^'t. S'.'ndiy partly cloud v. For Illinois: Part' cloudy tonight and Sunday. Cooler tonight For Iowa: I'air tcni^iit with c)nler east |.ortion. Sunday increasing cloud iness and probably unsettled For Missouri: Fair tenigiit with cooler east portion. Sunday partly cloudy. Weather Conditions. needed. This shows Yesterday's low barometer fr-.m the that an excellent spirit: prevails Tor the west, moving eastward, has concen improvement of tile city, and doubt- 11rated in Tennessee and there have Mess pdrtends a new and greater War- been rains from Arkansas to Georgia 5.— saw in the not far distant future. jand the Oh:~ Valley, and light snow bill Other News Items. flurries i„ the Upper Mississippi Val- If rl fl Daily Rivsr Bulletin. Stage.Height.Ch'nge.Wea'h'r. Galland ., Keokuk St. Louis *36 4 Cldy Snow Cldy 14 Frozen 12 Frozen 15 4.6 8 3.1 15 5.9 30 13.0 Local Observations. March. Bar.Ther.Wind.Weather. 7 nl business men of this city have formed! 6 7 a.m! .. 29.81 35 NW Cldv a company to promote aerial naviga- River above low water of" 1804 5 feet tion. Edward D. Herbert, electrial en-! 9 tenths. 1 i' Change in 24 hours fall 1 tenth. Mean temperature. 40. Maximum temperature, 58. Minimum temperature. 35. MS xO.l --0.2 -0.1 -0 1 Cldy Clear NU..C The river will remain nearly stationery. C., B. & Q. Bridge, Burlington, Iowa, March 6.— The present stage of the river is 4 feet 9% inches above low water mark, a fall of 3^ inches since last report. 1. 1 29.70 52 SE Hazy FRED Z. GOSEWISCH, Observer.