The Dally Qate City Raeafvaa
tha Full Afternoon United
Prase Report—Beat Afternoon
Service In the United 8tatee.
VOL. 109. NO. 56.
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
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
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.
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-
HAD HARD TIME
Shoveled Snow, Assicted in Repairing
Telegraph Wires, Removed Poles
and Endured Hunger.*®®®*
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
Rebuttal Evidence in the Cooper-Sharp
Trial Materially Helps
-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
Report of the Great Co
cies Relative to th
Trade in the
BUSINESS IS ,l ,„3EE?i
Industrial Recovery Is PltSKf Appar
ent and Bank Clearings Con-
tinue to Show Notable
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.
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
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
and unsati-.factor unuer
'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.
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.
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-
much damage was caiispd last njght
is not yet estimated.
Commercial Bulletin Charges Speak
er With Being Responsible For
Defeat of Forestry
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
Number and Apostle of
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-
PriPP rolcMons i^mancled by New England. The Bui-
are general on a imands of New England is due to one
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
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
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
—Head The Daily Qate City.
KEOKUK, IOWA, SATURDAY, MARCH 6, 1909.
SOME CRACK RUNNERS WHO START IN SIX DAY GO-AS-YOU-PLEASE RACE.
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.]
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
Were Overwhelmed by 4,
Rush of Water.
Knox, Hitchkock, Meyer Bal Inger,
White House today by Chief Justice
who took the oath were
Knox, Hitchcock. Meyer, Ballinger,
Wilson and Nagel.
BIRKENHEAD, England, March 6.—| [Gate City Special Service.]
Breaking of the dam ft the
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
Laughian, of Quincy, III.,
Died Last Night at His Home
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
[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
7,OCO to Adopt the Commission
THREE BADLY INJURED CREAMERY MONOPOLIES
Men Were Working Forty-Five Feet Cosson
Plan of City Govern
Creameries and Also a Bill
Defining Bucket Shops
Hackler Measure Allowing Cities of at once subscribed $300.00. A solicit-
MOINES, Iowa, March
Sent by Northwest Japanese t0 Taft
and Balllnner—Hope for
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.
SEATTLE, March 6.—.The Seattle past.
Gate City. 10
ANOTHER FACTORY WRIGHT AIRSHIP
A TOR WARSAW
Button Making Plant Will Locate
There and Employ From 60. to
4 80 People Within Nine-' .v
A Number of Farmers Have Rented or
Purchased Homes in the City
and Will Move From
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'.:
Before noon of the following day the
soliciting committee reported that
they had between
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
Read The Daily Gate City,
Keokuk's Best Newspaper,
10 CENTS PER WEEK
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
Building will be more active this
spring than it has for several years
Company Formed in Chicago With 400
Business Men to Post
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.
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,
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
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-
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.
-o Winston Bucknell Will be Tried
For Fatally Shooting His
WATERLOO. Ia:, March G.—Win-
scription list opened and two citizens liabilities will reach about $125,000.
arrested today al
charged with fatal shooting
Francis Miller, aged 1G,
to kill her mother, Mrs.
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
appointed W. M. White-
receiver for the farm. The
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
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-
Daily Rivsr Bulletin.
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-!
Change in 24 hours fall 1 tenth.
Mean temperature. 40.
Maximum temperature, 58.
Minimum temperature. 35.
NU..C The river will remain nearly
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
29.70 52 SE Hazy
FRED Z. GOSEWISCH,
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