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*V ftei-M Sa^iPffll 4ft? P" tWvtfir V^V ,J OLTJME 59 WANTS JAPS j# -t af ^'li^VV'* 5 |V **«. I %IN, OREGON DISCUS RACE QUESTION, TAKES •^ISUE WITH PRESIDENT |f .WW MNiK •:•.-.•••. v: i»r«w JAYS JAPANESE ARE AS BAD AS THE CHINESE sjfei Senator From Oregon President of Inconsistency sage to Congress in Favoring Accuses the In Mes One Rave Over the Other.,. .Washington, D. C., Jan. 7.—In what will probaoly be his lc.~t extended speech in the senate, Senator Gearln of Oregon today discussed his resolu tion on the Japanese question, making his argument in favor of doctrines of states' rights, and the protection o!, labor by the exclusion of coolies from both China and Japan. He criticised the stand taken by President Roosevelt on the Japanese question as.to his interpretation of the existing treaty with .Japan, and charg ed that the President's position in regard to the introduction of cheap labor as applied to the Chinese was inconsistent with his recent message to congress in regard to the treat ment of Japanese on the Pacific coast. Gearln said there's not one single objection that was ever usged against the Chinese laborer that does not apply with equal force against the Japanese laborer. In what probably will be his only ex tended speech In the senate, Mr. Gear ,* in today discussed his resolution on the Japanese question, making: an argru ment ih favor of the doctrine of states rights and protection of labor by the exclusion of coolies from both China and Japan. He criticisejd the stand taken by President Roosevelt on the Japanese question as to his interpreta ion of the existing, treaty with. Japan and charged that the President's posi timi in regard to the .introduction of cheap TSnsttr as -applied to -the Chinese was inconsistent with his recent mes sage to congress in regard to the treat ment of the Japanese on the Pacific coast. California Under No Obligation. ^"California," said Mr. Gearin, is un der no obligations to the federal gov ernment to have public schools or any kind of schools at all. And if she does have them, it is her province and not that of the federal government to. say how they shall be maintained and how conducted and under what conditions." Replying to the claim in the Presi dent's message that the treaty with Ja pan guarantees to Japanese- children the ri -ht to attend- the public school of all the states in the union and to attend them in company with white children. Mr. Gearin denied emphat ically that there is any provision in the treaty which by any sort of construe tion can be made to support such a claim. He says that nothing is said in the treaty as to the right to, attend public schools and that the specific enumeration of who was intended by the framers of the treaty showed that nothing should be left to inference. He quoted from the treaty to show that Japanese residing in this country ma" have the privileges enumerated only by conforming to ail the laws, police and custom regulations of the country, like native oitizens and subjects, and that this meant state laws as well as federal laws. "This government might as well stand upon that interpretation and de cline to consider it further," he said. In advocating a modification of the treaty which should restrict the immi gration of the Japanese coolie labor, Mr. Gearin said that so long as these laborers are permitted to come into this country in hordes there will be a con stant and growing dissatisfaction on the Pacific coast which eventually mu' bring about a restriction. He spok of the influx of cheap Japanese labor as a threatened peril to every industry and enterprise of the United States, "In the school of bitter experience," he said, "we have learned that the unre-" stricted immigration of Asiatic laborers to this country is a curse, an incentive to disorder and a menace to the welfare and happiness and, prosperity of the laboring men of America." Some Means Questionable, Speaking feelingly of the competition of the Chinaman, he told of the rec ognized necessity of bringing it to an end, and said: "Some of the means adopted to bring about that end were perhaps question able—might perhaps not measure up to the high standard set by the sentimen tal altruistic amateur political econo mists who prattle about the brother hood of man—might not perhaps meet the approval of the present adminis tration. But to those who understood the situation, the revolt of labor against this ruinous and degrading competition was justifiable—not only justifiable but commendable, and the Chinese exclusion act has been regard ed by our people as the best piece of legislation that was ever" enacted for the Pacific coast and for the nation in directly." Mr. Gearin pictured the probable re sult of permitting from one to five million Japanese laborers come into the United States, and declared that in the interest of our people, institutions and government, it should be stopped now and forever. He said that such action would not be an affront to a friendly nation, as it would be an act of tha wisest statesmanship in the interests of "our own." Again, he said, "We have a right to protect ourselves an£ we must protect ourselves or go to the wall in the world's competition." He argued that the yellow and white "races never have mixed and never can (Continued on Page 2.) •Wmmiii INJUNS WHIST IS SINFCL a a SAYS CHAMPION DES MOINES WOMAN, EXPERT PUAYER, STOPS SERMON TO RENOUNCE GAME Des Moines, Jan. 7.—Before a con gregation of nearly a thousand persons and while the preacher was in the midst of his sermon, Mrs. A. B. Sims, a society woman and holder of the na tional woman's whist championship, arose yesterday in the University Church of Christ and denounced card playing as a sin. Mrs. Sims is one of the most promin ent women tha city. For -many years phe has been" an active member of women's clubs, which affect whist and ether card games. Two years ago Mrs. Sims won tlfe first prize for wo men in the whist tournament held at Cleveland. Last year at St. Louis she won the national woman's champion Ship. It is said that recent evangelical meetings held in the city are responsi ble for the change in Mrs. Sims' ideas. She attended all of these meetings, which lasted for three weeks, and since that time has come to the con clusion that all card games are wrong. During the service yesterday Mrs. Sims impulsively stood up and re nounced card playing forever. Her friends in the congregation who knew of tyer pride in her whist tri umphs, gasped in amazement. She had told no one of her intentions. HERMANN PRESIDENT. Is Chairman of National Baseball Com mission—Bruce is Secretary. Cincinnati, Jan. 7.—August Hermann was today re-elected chairman of the jiational baseball commission. John F. Bruce was elected secretary. It was agreed by the commission to extend the national agreement and ad mit the Tri-tSate league to class B. The agreement provides that All play ers who jumped contracts and are on the 'neligable list of the national com mission shall remain in the Tri-state league. NO INAUGURAL BALL. Wisconsin's Officers-Elect Inducted Into Office Without Usual Event. Madison, Wis., Jan. 7.—Governor James O. Davidson and other state of ficers-elect, were inducted into office today. The usual inaugural ball was eliminated from the program for the first time in many years. The legisla ture will convene Wednesday. infill FRANCE KEEPS TAHITA. Forpign Office Denies Report That Land Is Ceded to Great Britain. Paris, Jan. 7.—The foreign office says there is no truth in the report that France has ceded Tahiti to Great Britain. It adds that no negotiations on the subject are in progress. GODFREY SUCCEEDS BELL. •MOTHERS MAY EXPECT TROUBLE Z&1 to Ninth Cavalry Colonel is Raised BriQadier General by Taft. Washington, D. C., Jan. 7.—Secre tary Taft announced today that Col. Edward S. Godfrey of the Ninth caval ry will be appointed brigadier general to succeed J. Franklin Bell. Cassatt Left Five Millions Philadelphia, Jan. 7.—The will oft the late A. J. Cassatt, president of the Pennsylvania railroad, contaii.i.ig two codicils, was filed with the regis ter of wills at Norristown today. It disposes of an estate which has not yet been officially appraised, but which is estimated to he worth more than five million dollars. The testa ment. is very long and. briefly sum marized, leaves the entire estate to a widow and three surviving children, with bequests to two sons-in-law. COEDS WILL HEAR JUNGLE MUSIC PROF. STARR, LATE FROM CONGO, ENTERTAIN U. OF C. 8TU DENTS., WILL Chicago, Jan. 7.—Congo love songs, ditties of the African cannibals, and the !atest music of the African jungles will be sung to the men and women students of the Chicago by Prof. Fred erick Starr, who has returned to the campus after an absence of fifteen months in the heart of the dark conti nent. Prof. Starr will not waft the melo dious strains himself JQ JUVENILE COURT BILL PREPARED JUDGE HOWE WILL FOLLOW JUDGE LINDSEY'S OPERA TIVE IN'DENVER Des Moines, Jan. 7.—Judge James A. Howe, who stands second only to Judge Lindsey of Danver in his hand ling of juvenile cases in Juvenile court, is preparing a bill for the com Ing legislature, recommending that several amendments to the present ju venile law be added at the coming session. Who will introduce the bill has not been given out by Judge Howe, but it will probably turned over to one of Polk county's representatives. The bill is the result of a conference suggested by Judge Howe, at which the boad of supervisors and a number of others interested in the work of the juvenile court were present. The present juvenile bill Is faulty, in the opinion of Judge Howe, in that the juveniles are not provided with a detention home. In his bill he will suggest, that such a home be provided, that probation officers be employed, and that any adult contributing to the criminal tendency of the child be pun ished. Judge Howe' work in juvenile court has been the subject of much commen dation, not only in Des Moines, but throughout the state and middle west generally. He hns delivered a num ber of addresses on the subject, one of which, given at Grinnell,.attracted considerable attention. DOUBLE TWINS AT CHARITON. Born to Mr. and Mrs. F. Sohafer and Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Pettijohn. Charlton, .Tan. 7.—The census ol Chariton is being rapidly increased Twin sons were born to Mr. and Mrs •Frank Schafer, and twins, a, son and a daughter, were born to Mr. and Mrs Charles Pettijohn, who are neighbors of the Echafers. Curtis Held For Murder Davton. O., Jan. 7,—Coroner Kline gave out a statement last night of the result of his investigation into the death of Dona Gillman, who was mur dered on November 20, when almost within sight of her home. The coroaer gives it as his opinion that a double c-rime'was committed. This completely exoherat.es all members of the family from' suspected complicity. He holds David Curtis, a newspaper vender, who was arrested, tried in a magistrate's court and dismissed on the charge of murder. |Vr aV /&*> vi $wH the coeds, but will present them by means of phonograph, which he carried with him to the savage- tribes on his 24,000 mile trip. He has recorded, he declares, all the latest melodies of the pygmies, cannibals, and barbarians of the Con go Free State. FIRE IN PULLMAN .. ,. CAR IS FATAL 1 K- 1 ONE IS DEAD, THREE INJURED IN BLAZING TRAIN NEAR COUNCIL BLUFF8 1 Council Bluffs, Jan. 7.—The Los An geles Limited train No. 8, on the North western road, had the second fatal ac cident within a week yesterday morn-, ing when one passenger lost his life and. three were Injured as a result of a fire in a Pullman car. The sleeper caught fire while the train was run ning from Council Bluffs to Missouri Valley, en route to Chicago. .• Tjie Dead. i. DE LAHIO, LOUIS D. C., clerk of the house committee tin ir rigation.*- A?*"-"'* The Injured. Cabrow, Henry, Salt Lake City right wrist cut by glass. Hlggins, Mrs. B. Carbondale, Pa. suffered from exposure. Johnson, O. H., Salt Lake City slight burns on neck and head. HIT BY A JUG SUES FOR DAMAGES fgte. MRS. LAURA SMITH OF IOWA CITY SEEKS TO RECOVER FOR A TORN cAR i'rtr: Iowa City, Jan. 7.—(Special).—Mis fortunes truly never come singly, thinks Willard J. Welch, one of Iowa City's fcremost capitalists. The death of his wife, a recent event, has been followed by a suit for dam ages, the latter carrying with it a claim of $6,000. The plaintiff is Mrs. Laura B. Smith, who was struck in the head during the winter, by a jug ,tossed across the sidewalk to the basement of Mr. Welch's store. "Culpable negligence" on the part of the employes, and responsibility on the employer's part are alleged by Smith, who also sues William Arn, Sr., an expressman, for the,same sum, de claring that he employed one pf the two men who were tcmsing the crock ery. Mrs. Smith avers that her ear was torn partially off, and that her head was pern«*ient!y injured, and that ilie nervous shock will leave' her perman ently affected. DENEEN ON STAND. Illinois Governor Witness for Defense in Shea Trial—Evedince Ruled Out. Chicago, Jan. 7.—Governor Deneen appeared as the first witness in the Shea trial today. He was subpoenaed by the defense in order to show that efforts were made by the labor leaders during the teamsters' strike to settle matters by arbitration, but like the other witnesses upon this point he was not permitted by the court to testify upon material points.''" v-1 PATRICK SCALLY DIES.V Funeral Services Will be Held in This1 City Tuesday Afternoon. The remains of Patrick Scally of Fairfield, who passed away at his home in that city at 2:10 o'clock Sun day morning will be brought to Ot tumwa Tuesday afternoon on Burling ton No 9 for interment. The funeral will be direct from the train. Mr. Scal ly is survived by four sons and five daughters. One Of the dau-hters, Mrs Thomas Caton, resides in this city at 10M Hjukberry/street- tWWK* y*rt OTTUMWA, WAPELLO COUNTY, IOWA, TUESDAY, JANUARY 8, 1907. NUMBER 65 WILL VISIT BROWNSVILLE DISCHARGE OF NEGRO TROOPS WILL BE SETTLED BY PER SONAL INVESTIGATION Vu.: :.iV CHANGE OF MILITARY AFFAIRS COMMITTEE Senate Today Gets Question of Browns ville Riot Down an dthe Matter Out Speedily. Washington, Jan. 7.—-KB a substi tute for the. Foraker resolution and the lodge amendment thereto, Knox has prepared a resolution which it Is expected Lodge will Introduce In the senate today, and which will leave to the committee on military affairs the question of deciding whether the Presi dent has the authority to issue an or der discharging negro troops, as well aB to Inquire Into the disturbances at Brownsville. It Is not believed that Foraker will Consent to the adoption of this resolution as a substitute for his own V*.V: 1 To Visit Brown*vllle. M-k Wasnmgton, D. C., Jan. 7.—At the conclusion of the routine business In the aena,te today the Foraker resolu tion respecting the Brownsville negro troop Investigation was taken up. Sen ator Culberson offered an amendment to the resolutlbn which Foraker ac cepted, authorizing the military com mittee to visit Brownsville and take testimony there. Senator Gearln of Oregon then took the floor to discuss the Japanese question. Blow up Safe Bfirn Records Peoria, 111., Jan. 7.—Burglars blew open a safe containing all the rec ords of the defalcation of N. C. Dougherty, former superintendent of schools, now in the Joliet peni tentiary, last night and burned them. The' loss of the records af fects liability of the bondsmen and prevents future Indictments. HEARST AFTER M'CLELLAN. Attorney General Enters Ouster Suit Against New York's Mayor. New York, Jan. 10.—Attorney Gen eral Jaclcson on behalf of the people today entered suit in the supreme court against George B. McClellan, praying that the latter be ousted from the office of mayor of the city of New York on the ground that he has usurp ed and unlawfully holds such office whereas William Randolph Hearst is legally entitled to the same. It is stated that this- new proceeding has nothing to do with the quo warranto action which last week was temporar ily enjoined at the application of Mc Clellan. '..••^v .... TOBACCO MEN MUST PAY. Question Mil. as to Payment of Duty De cided in Favor of Government Washington, Jan. 7.—The case of Falk & Bro., .New York, importers of tobacco, vs, the United States, was decided by the supreme court today favorable to thp government. The point at issue was the question of whether tobacco should pay duty when received at bonded warehouses or when removed from them. The weight being less at the latter than at the former period, the tobacco men asked a corresponding reduction in- the amount required to meet the demands of the revenue officials. The court held that payment should be made upon entrance. WANTS NOTHING FROM FRANCE, Pope Will Not Accept Peter's Pence, But Money Will be Used In Country. Paris, Jan. 7.—It was announced to dday that the pope will no longer ac cept the Peter's pence from France. All the donations from French Cath olics hereafter will be devoted to the support of the clergy in this country, Chicago Mayor Cited Into Court Chicago, Jan. 7. —Municipal Judge Cleland today ordered the issuance of subpoenaes for the ap pearance Feb. 1 of Mayor Dunne, City Comptroller McGann and Al dermen Fick and Bowler, in con nection with a number of cases over which Dunne and Clelland have had a confiict of authority. Clelland asserts that the mayor has in an unwarrantable manner pardoned certain persons convict ed in his court, the mayor claiming that the judge had remitted fines without proper reasons. RAILROAD WRECKS CAUSE DISCUSSION st k* to Business Basis Will be Thrashed CONGRESSMAN CONNER OF THE TENTH DISTRICT SAYS MAY BE GOVERNMENT OWNERSHIP Washington. D. C., Jan. 7.—"In my judgment the effect of the recent and numerous appalling railway accidents will be to speadily lead to government ownership of the railroads, unless the railroads, on their own motion or as a result of congressional legislation, adopt measures that will render such accidents impossible and Insure public safety in travel." The foregoing statement was made to Congiessman Conner of the tenth district. Continuing he sail: "The people of this country will not stand for the slaughter of people such as we have witnessed the past few weeks. They will demand of congress that the question be given most Beach ing investigation at once, with a view of determining where the blame lies. It it is due to human carelessness then a demand will be made that the railroads be compelled to adopt me chanical devices that are of such char acter that accidents the unavoidable class will cease. If congress has not authority to handle the question if it shall be unable to compel' such action on the part of the railroads: or if the railroads themselves claim. they have done all that they can, then the people will demand that the government take charge of the railroads and conduct them In such a .manner that a person will not take his life in his hands every time he boards a train." Lacey Takes Issue. Congressman Lacey, of the Sixth district, seemed to question if congress oould do much In the way of compell ing railroads to be more careful, un less it would be to compel every train to stop at every station and not pro ceed until it should bo definitely known that the track between that station and the next was absolutely clear of rolling stock. "The trouble may be charged to prosperity," remarked Major Lacey. "The country is too prosperous: it is doing too much business and the rail roads are swamped with business, both freight and passenger. The whole scheme has become too big and cum bersome. There Is a limit .•to.tke grasp even of our cleyerest men they con not do everything and the fact, is the rallroadB have" become so great through mergers and absorptions aud taking in of feeders and smaller lines that it appears to be imposible to han del them with safety to travelers. It there were many more railroads and they 'were smaller so that the mana gers and train dispatchers and other officials had less territory to cover there would be fewer accidents. 'i Grows Sarcastic." .. "But I can tell you a sure remedy for it all," continued Major Lacey. "All it Is necessary to do is to revise the tariff, turn the country over to the de mocratic party and- these horrible ac cidents, entailing the loss of hundreds of lives, will practically ceasc. Give us a'democratic administration—and evidently this Is what a good many people appear to desire—and this con gestion on railroads will terminate. There will be plenty of room then on the track for all trains, without at tempting to have two trains occupy the same track at the same time. There will be no surplus of freight to be hauled and no shortage of cars or of motive power. Half as many trains, half as often will do all the business .nd head-on and rear-end collisions will become almost unknown." Congressman Lacey is not disposed io take Congressman (jonner'3 view with respect to government owner ship. He does not belive the govern ment would be likely to run the rail roads with les.i accidents than the present management. Congress May Probe. It is very evident that the appaltng wreck at Terra* Cotta will aflrve a use ful purpose in that it will, by reason of the fact that it occurred within the District of Columbia, enable congress to g-. at tho bottom of the accident first hand. In fact .e District au thorities are going after tho railroad officia's and crew in a man nor that looks like business. Later congress will go over the same ground Thus far it appears that the train crew ia attempting to saddle the blame on tho operator ti-J operator tays it on 'kv engineer and the public Is dis pc'-.(! to charge a gc».l deal of the blniue upon the train dispatcher am the general looseness of the system i:i fact admissions have been made al ready which indicate almost criminal iCi ab.'ity on the pa oi officials in permiti ng r: ies tc he strained or broken repeatedly without apparent notice. The managers of railroads are in de spair over the situation. They claim to have provided every possible pre caution, all of which goes for naught because of the forgetfulness or care lessness of men in subordinate posi tions. Another phase of the matter also interests the managers and stock holders aside from the frightful mor tality, and that is the hole such ac cidents made in the treasury. It will ct.st the B. & O. millions of dollars to settle the claims in the late Terra Cotta wreck enough, it is said, seriotisly Interfere with the usual tlivi dend. It is caite certain that congress thorouhly aroused and that as a re suit of investigation and ieglslaf.on the public safety will be increased. ,^ ,, -Wfv^r^^.e Frank J. Stillman. -jmKifj&h'M'l}^j 1 r* SHOCKING END FOR Otlumwa Brakeman FaHs] From Train Near Dav« enport and is Con siious While 42 Cars PassOver I. Body ASKED FOR LAST SMOKE BEFORE DEATH CAME! Dies In Hospital at Mus catine Three Hours1 Later Burial at Fremont ,,/? "We hit a curve. I lost my bel nnce and shot down beneath the wheels. Iu an Instant the car had passed over me. I was thrown aside and then, drawn under again. The entire train of forty-two cars passed over my body. I lay there still conscious in tho cold. It was awful. I saw the deadlight of No. •13 coming along th'& "track- "aiKi^ .thought J, ghoul*?., h? killed, ^^hen tlwy picked me tip Fill my pipe, I want a last smoke." Statement of George Hough giv en to a Muscatine reporter bofore he passed away. From Monday's Daily. George Hough, aged 22 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hough, 431 Grant street, died yesterday morning at 5:30 o'clock in the hospital at Mus catine. Hough, who was a brakeman on the Mllwuuke road, fell from tho top of an extra west bound freight tarin about 2: SO o'clock Sunday morn ing, between Davenport and Buffalo the next rtation west. Ho was found horribly mangled shortly afterwards by the crew of the Golden State lim ited and conveyed to the hospital at Muscatine, where he died three-hours later. Left Here Saturday Morning. Hough left this city Saturday morn-, ing at 5:45 o'clock, on the third sec tion of Milwaukee freight train No. 70, under Conductor H. L. Estop. The run to Davenport was made without incident and tho crew was called west cn an extra freight train about 1:45 o'clock Sunday morning. Shortly be fore the accident occurred, Hough was seen standing on a car about four cars from the engine. This was Just before the train passed through Buf falo. the first station out of Davenport. At Buffalo, the men in the caboose missed him from the top of the train but as he. had been seen standing so near the engine, it was thought that| he was riding in the cab. Is Missed at Fairport. X/l At Fairport, the next 6tation on th'e!' line. Hough was still missing and ai member of the* crew walking toward the engine found the cap worn by' Hough lying on the top of the car The train was run onto a siding at Fairport and the engine started back towards Davenport. Conductor Estep telegraphed back to Davenport to the conductor of Rock Island train No. 43, which runs over the same track be tween Davenport and Muscatine, to keep a lookout for Hough along the track. Found Near Buffalo. According to Hough's own story told to- a Muscatine reporter after his man gled body had been brought' to that city, he was injured while attempting to fix the .air brake apparatus at tho hea.d of the train. The following is Hough's dying statement: "We puiied out of Nahant all right. We had a fast train and the air was not working right. I went up to the head of the train, went down the lad der, and attempted to fix it. We hit a curve and the steam from the engine blew in my face. I lost my balantf and shot down beneath the wheels. was conscious all the time. In an"' stant the car had passed over me I was thrown aside and then dr under again. The entire train of cars assed over me. I lay then conscious, In the cold. It was I saw the headlight of No. 43 1 The crew of the Golden State Limit-1 ed found Hough a short distance out of Buffalo. His body was horribly mu tilated, both legs and one arm being severed from the trunk. He was con veyed immediately to the hospital at Muscatine, where he died from his la juries' three hours later.