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i FIFTY-EIGHTH YEAR. NO. 43.
THE ARGUS. MONDAY, DECEMBER 7; 1908. TEN PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
SECOND SESSION OF THE
SIXTIETH CONGRESS IS ON
. i l
Both Houses Thronged on
Convening of the Na
ADJOURN FOR A DAY
Two important Measures In
troduced in Lower Branch
As to Panama.
Washington, Dec. 7. The seccn;!
session of the COth congress convened
at noon today. The galleries of both
houses were thronged with spectators
and there was a full attendance of
In the senate, Senator-elect Tage of
Vermont took the oath of office, after
which the usual committees were ap
pointed (o inform the president and
house of the meeting of that body.
A resolution of regret upon the
death of Senator Allison was adopted
and the senate adjourned until tomor
row. Sherman Grtx Ovntlon.
When Vice president-elect Sherman
entered the house he was accorded an
evation by his republican colleagues.
When Speaker Cannon mounted the
platform and called the house to order
he also received an ovation at the
hands of his republican- colleagues, and
not a few of the democrats joined in
the demonstration which continued for
several minutes. Several members
were sworn in to fill vacancies that
occurred by death or resignation since
the last session.
By unanimous consent Payne secur
ed the adoption of a resolution author
izing the committee on ways and means
in their inquiry for the purpose of
preparing a bill to revise the present
tariff laws, to subpoena and examine
witnesses under oath, and to send for
the necessary records, papers and oth
After the-- disposition - at ..soma-tau.-tine
business, resolutions were adopted
expressive of the regret of the house
at the deaths of several representa
tives and Senator. Allison, and the
house then adjourned until tomorrow.
To Investigate I'ninuiia I.nntlH.
The democrats of the house are plan
ning to demand an investigation of the
purchase of the Panama canal prop
erty. In conformity with this program,
Representative Rainey of Illinois to
day introduced a resolution directing j
the speaker to appoint a committee of
five to "ascertain how much of the
540,000,000 which appears of record to
have been paid to the French company
was really paid to that company." It
is said the national democratic com
mittee requested Rainey to present
To F.ilrnd neneSrinl Lnnn.
Washington, D. C, Dec. 7 Pat
terned after the pure food law, a bill
was introduced in the house today by
Hull of Iowa making it a misdemeanor
to manufacture for sale or transporta
tion imitated articles of commerce un
less such articles are branded so a3 to
show their exact ingredients.
The measure is broad in its scope
and would apply to any article of com
merce recognized as a subject of trans
portation and sale by rule of the inter
state commerce act.
Practically all articles in damsstic
use would be affected.
COST f THE
Washington, TJec. 7. The secretary
of the treasury transmitted to congress
a book of estimates of appropriations
for service for the fiscal year ending
June 30, 1010, as follows:
Legislative, ?13,17S,000; executive.
541C.0OO; state department, $4,320,000;
treasury department, 5190,897,000; war
department, $234,033,000; navy depart
ment, $137,510000; interior depart
ment, $200,532,000; postoffice depart
ment, $1,711,000; department of agri
culture. $18,818,000: department of
commerce and labor. $13,044,000; de
partment of justice, $9,890,000; total,
The estimates for 1910 exceed the
estimates for 1909 by $57,901,000.
SHOOTS HIS MOTHER
FOR A BURGLAR
Detroit, MIcIk, Dec. 7. Raymond'
Schmelzer, aged 22, snot nis motner,
whom he mistook for a burglar. She
was seriously wounded, but will ' re
cover. Mrs. Schmelzer, with her two
daughters, got lyp early in the morning
to go to church, leaving two sons, Ray
mond and Frank, asleep upstairs.
They returned home from church
about C o'clock, and when Mrs. Schmel
zer entered the house and struck a
light she found everything turned up
side down. She began to shout "Bur
glars!" awakening her son' Raymond.
She started to run upstairs, when Ray
mond, thinking her a burglar, began to
FEAR FOR STEAMER
Belief That Lake Freighter N. M.
Clemson Has Gone Down
With Ail on Board.
HAD A CREW OF TWENTY-TWO
Many Casualties Result From Skating
Duluth, Minn., Dec. 7. All hopes
have been abandoned as to the safety
of the steamer N. M. Clemson, now a
week overdue. Owners of the craft
now admit it probably sank in Lake
Superior, its crew of 22 men being
The Clemson, which was owned by
the Provident Steamship company of
Duluth. was upward bound with a
cargo of coal. The Clemson was a
steel freighter with a tonnage of 5,531
tons. It was 468 feet long and 52 feet
I'olotiine C'lainiH Two YlctiniH.
Washington. Dec. 7. Joseph H
Painter, aged 30, a botanist in the Na
tional museum, and his companion,
Robert Wallace, aged 16, were drown
ed while trying to shoot the rapids at
Stubblefield falls in the Potomac river
Four Skater Drown.
Edgerton, Wis., Dec. 7. Violet Bli-
ven, Fannie, Bliven, Harvey Richard
on and - Earle Cooper- -were ilruwrred
by skating into an airhole in mid-lake
Three Drawnv at Ronton. .
Boston, Mass., Dec. 7. Playing on
thin ice cost the lives of three chil
dren in this vicinity yesterday. Two
young girls, Ethel, aged 11, and Mar
tha, aged 10, daughters of Charles
Anderson, were drowned in a pond in
Xorth Easton. i
In Methuen, Ceorge Stack, Jr., aged
13, lost his life in saving his younger
brother Arthur from the water of Mys
NEW HOUSE LEADER
LONG IN THE SERVICE
Champ Clark Who Succeeds John
Sharp Williams on Floor of
Washington, Dec. 7. Representative
Champ Clark, who will succeed John
Sharp Williams as leader of the demo-
craticNruinority in the house, has been
in congress 14 years and is the rank
ing democratic member of the ways
and means committee. He is 58 years
old and a lawyer. For a number of
years Mr. Clark has been recognized
as a leader of the democratic members,
and he has vigorously attacked repub
lican policies and management on the
floor of tha house. In 1904 he was
chairman of the committee that noti
fied Judge Parker of his nomination
for the presidency. Mr. Clark is a nat
ive of Kentucky. He was in early life
successively a hired farm. hand, clerk
in a country store, editor of a country
newspaper, president of Marshall col
lege and lawyer.
TEAM RAGE ON
IN TERRIFIC GALE
New York, Dec. 7. Smashing all
hour records except the fifth. 1G teams
kept up in a terrific gale all night in
the six days" International race, which
began at 12:04 this. morning. The only
team to suffer the loss of a lap was
Brocco and Xabrousse. ".
At 9 o'clock the leading teams had
made 206 miles and 5 laps, in two min-I
utes and two laps more than. the best
previous record, which was made by
Elkes and McFarland in 1900.
CERTIFIES TO CHANGES
Organ Company Files Papers With the!
Secretary of State.
Springfield, 111., Dec. . 7. (Argua
Special.) The Marshall-Bennett Organ
company certified today to the secre
, tary of state the change of location
from Moline to Rock Island and the
j cnange or name to the jjennett organ
company. " -
Horrible Crime is Perpetrated Near
HEAD OF VICTIMS SPLIT
Daughter is Missing, and Suitor
Suspected of the Butch-"
Trinidad, Col., Dec. 7. Their heads
split open with an ax, the four mem
bers of the Casmo Garcia family were
found dead in their beds Saturday in
their home on Corriso Creek, S5 miles
east of Trinidad, by Nicholas Fernan
dez. The Drnil.
MISS' VIVANIA GARCIA, 52 years
CASMO GARCIA, 73 years old. .
TARRARVIA GARCIA, his son, 23
LUZ GURULE, an elderly woman
who made her home with the familly.
SiiMjit'ct Uirl'N Suitor.
Francis Martinez, 30 years of age,
is accused cf the munder. It was evi
dently committed Wednesday, as the
conditions of the bodies indicate they
had been dead for at least two days.
Fernandez had borrowed a wagon
from Garcia and went yesterday to re
turn it. When he drove into the yard
and nobody came outside to meet him
he opened the door .and entered the
FIndH Itndlea In Brd.
Lying in their beds were the bodies
of the four in their night clothes. It
is believed they were slain , while
Maggie Garcia, the lS-year-old daugh
ter, with whom Martinez was openly
in love, is missing, and it is believed
that she was probably taken away by
him, and that unless she is with him
alive her dead body will probably be
found hidden in an arroyo near the
Martinez is known in New Mexico
as Ruperto Gonzales. In this country
lie also goes by the name of Jesus M.
Barela. The coroner and the sheriff
went to the place. Four coffins were
taken with them.
Shot by Ilrotlier-ln-I.ntT.
CoTtunbus',- Ohio, Dec. 7. Benjamin
Turner, constable at Hemlock, Ohio,
was shot and killed by his brother-in-law,
James Cochran, when the latter
found Turner in his wife's presence.
Cochran was captured.
Km it CauMvn Killing.
Teague, Tenn., Dec. 7. Renewal cf
an old fead is held responsible for the
murder of Dr. Cullen M. Cottengin, a j
highly Tespectable physician here.
Sam, Gus and Jeff Moody, three"
brothers, and Lev Jackson, a friend
of the Moody brothers, were placed
under arrest and taken to Jail.
Dr. Cottengin was talking to the
Moodys near the depot and when he
! resumed his walk one shot was fired
from behind a pile of crossties, strik
ing the victim in the back.
Mother Kill Ilrmrlf and Baby.
Holly Springs, Miss., Dec. 7. After
giving - her baby a dose of poison
which killed it, Mrs. Ben Chism took
poison and died yesterday at the home
of her father, Linsey Franks, four
miles south of here. Mrs. Chism had
been in bad health for several months
and temporary insanity Is supposed to
bo the cause. Mrs. Chism was on a
visit here from Junction City.
HEARER DROPS DEAD
IN BRYAN'S PRESENCE
Tragic Incident in Connection With
Lecture at Austin, ,
Austin, Tex., Dec. 7. Just as W. J.
Bryan began an address at the state
university yesterday James P. Clark,
proctor of that institution, fell to the
floor of one of the boxes and died a
few minutes later. Heart disease was
the cause. The program was contin
ued it being feared an announcement
of the death of Mr. Clark would have
caused a panic.
PANAMA BONDS v
HAVE BEEN SOLD
Washington, Dec." 7. Scretary: Cor
telyou today announced that the Pan
ama canal bonds had ben sold at an
average of $102.43C8. The lowest ac
cepted bid was at $102.2778. There
were -159 accepted bids, amounting to
$30'000 CO0 .
j Archbold Still on Stand.
New York, Dec. 7. John ,Archbold,
vice president of the Standard Oil
company, was again a witness on di-
rect examination today in the federal
- .suit to dissolve the oil combination.
Archbold's testimony had to do with
the details of certain properties con-
veyed to the Standard on its organlza
' . - - .
IS A SUICIDE
Charles A. .Ekstromer,
at St. Louis, Kills Self
TOOK PRUSSIC ACID
Gained Public Notice by Con
troversy Mth Federal
St. Loui3, Mo., Dec. 7.-cCharles A.
Ekstromer, Swedish vice cousul at St.'ettes declared war on the gathering
Louis, committed suicide by drinking
prussic acid at his home today.
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Ekstromer came into public notice
some time ago through a controversy
with federal officials which resulted
m the revocation of his exequatur by :
uh AkuIh in ciood KraceN.
Later he was reinstated in the good
graces of the administration and re-1
snmerl his nffifiai dntips htrt n ov-
planation for the suicide Is obtainable. !
HuHlnex, Man Snirldi-N.
St. Louis, Doc. 7. Charles W. Bow,
manager of the American Linseed
Company Crowir works, shot and kill
ed himself today.
President Roosevelt Ex
tends Scope of His'
ADMITS TWO EDITORS
Smith of Indianapolis News,
and Laffan of New York
Washington, Dec. 7. Delavan Smith,
publisher of the Indianapolis News,1
and William M. Laffan of the New
York Sun are the latest persons to
incur the president's wrath. In an
open letter made public last night Mr.
Roosevelt gives both a verbal flaying
which is remarkable for the forceful
ness of its language. Both are refer
red to with words which are likely-to
become more memorable than the "un
desirable citizens," the term with
which Mr. Roosevelt stirred the coun
try when referring to a number of
persons objectionable-to him..
Editorials and news articles reflect
ing upon the president, his brother-in-
law, Douglas Robinson, and President
elect Taft brought forth the denuncia
tion. The president begins with flay
ing Mr. Smith for an editorial in the
News referring to a Panama canal
"deal." He spared no words in de
scribing what he termed Mr. Smith's
untruthfnlness. "Abominable slander
and falsehood," "lies," and "mendacity
for hire" are some of the terms which
the president uses.
Mr. Laffan is brought in as a com
parison. In describing Mr. Smith and
his editorials Mr. Roosevelt says:
"Mr. Delavan Smith Is a conspicu
ous offender against the laws of hon
esty and truthfulness; but he does not
stand alone. He occupies, for instance,
the same evil eminence, with such men
as. Mr. Laffan of the New York Sun
He then proceeds to show the falsi
ty of statements in the Sun regarding
Oklahoma gas franchise deals. .
The president's letter was in ans-
Springfield, Des. 7. Herman Billik,
sentenced , to be hanged Dec. 11 for
the murder of Mary Vrzal, was today
granted a reprieve until Jan. 29 by
lActing Governor Sherman. - .
ROWDY ACTS OF
London Women Who Want to Vote
Use Chains and Whips as ;'
BATTLE LIKE FIENDS IN HALL
Lloyd George Hisced When He Prom
ises Bill For
London, Dec. 7. At a tumultuous
meeting held by the Woman's Liberal
Federation in Albert hall Saturday af
ternoon David Lloyd George, chancel
lor of the exchequer, promised that a
bill goon would be Introduced in par
liament granting the franchise to wo
men. In pursuance of their policy not
to permit a peaceful hearing to any
cabinet minister, the militant suffrag-
as soon as it was announced Lloyd
.George was to make an address.
The organizers of the meeting, who
, " , , . , , .
methods of the militant suffragettes,
had exhorted them previously to keep
the peace, but they took the additional
precaution of having 350 stewards and
a large force of police ready to deal
The suffragettes lost.no time in get
ting into action. Lloyd Georee had
scarcely opened his mouth when a wo-
I X A X. 11 1 A - -
,:la" 111 ule saiiery suouieu;
What we want is deeds, not words."
The stewards immediately pounced
upon her in an effort to remove her,
but this they found a difficult task,
owing to the fact the interrupter had
chained herself to her seat. '
AVonien Fight on Floor.
Amid a number of minor interrup
tions Lloyd George continued his
speech. He said he was there not
only to declare his own opinion, but
also to express what he conceived to
be the government's view and inten
tions. This remark brought forth fur
ther interruptions fron the gallery,
and also from the floor 'of the hall,
where two women started fighting.
The speaker then remarked that rath
er than cause any annoyance Me would
sit down. - t
"My poor rhetoric," he said", "is too
weak to compete with this hysteria.,
This remark was grafted - with
groans, mingled with cheers from Miss
The removal of the third chained
suffragette interrupted the meeting at
this point and caused more excitement.
The thorough organizations of the wo
men who were planning to break up
the meeting was by this time appar
ent. The incessant interruption com
pelled the chancellor to stand helpless
for a quarter of an hour.
Dlntnrber I Hen Whip.
The meting was in a state of com
plete disorder. One of the stewards
attempted to remove another chained
disturber. As soon as he put his hand
on her she slashed him across the face
with a whip. Ultimately she was ejec
ted, shouting and struggling violently.
The meeting was in actual pandemo
nium. Lloyd George found it impossi
ble to proceed with his speech, for
even when there was no particular
demonstrative interruption, a sort of
babble continued. Every one was dis
cussing the scene.
The Albert hall organist intervened
He tried the soothing effect of music.
choosing the air. "What Can the Mat
ter Be." When the organ ceased Lady-
McLaren arose and said:
"I ask for silence for Mr. Lloyd
George. He has an important message
from the government to you, and this
is your last chance to hear it."
-The chancellor rose again, but he
had spoken scarcely half a dozen
words when the uproar arose again.
There were some more removals.
The chancellor at last was free to
continue t his speech, and announced
that a bill to enfranchise .women
would soon be introduced In parlia
ment.. Speaking of the danger of reac
tion setting in against the cause ' on
account of the tactics adopted by some
sect ion 8 of the movement, he appealed
to the women present to do their ut
most to help rather than to retard the
wer to a letter from William Dudley
Foulkfe asking him to explain serious
charges which the News had made
against the administration.
Keply. by Mr. LBffan.
New Lork, Dec. 7. Mr. Laffan, In re
ply- to the president's letter, says:
"The editor of the . Sun presents his
compliments : to Mr... Roosevelt . and
acknowledges his active sensibility itf
respect of the attention which. Mr.
Roosevelt has been good enough to
pay him in his letter to Hon William
Dudley Foulke of Indiana.' : ; i
"Notwithstanding tne-directness or . raisers, suited that the duty be re
his challenge, the editor of the Sun de-Itemed on hides. A letter from C. H.
clines a. .controversy with Mr. Roose
velt. He is by no means indifferent
to the implied compliment discernible
in Mr. Roosevelt's tirade, but .Mr.'a reduction of 50 cents- in the cost
'Roosevelt has shown in-his frequeat
collisions with various persons of dls-
SAD INVESTMENTS CAUSE
MISSOURI BANK'S FAILURE
tinction that he has an overwhelming
advantage over, any respectable an
tagonist in his, Mr. Roosevelt's, com
plete freedom from any sense of per
sonal obligation in respect of the
"The editor of the Sun is fully alive
to the extremity, of the inconvenience
which attaches to a personal contro
versy with a man who has shown him
self capable of suppression and perver
sion of individual correspondence, an
act which in ordinary life would, in
the cognizance of any club or associa
tion of self-respecting gentlemen, en
tail his prompt expulsion.
"In saying these things, we cannot
disguise our chagrin and humiliation
that the person who is addressed is
also the president of the United
Smith Deniea Personal Motlvr.
Cleveland, Ohio, Dec. 7. Delavan
Smith was shown a copy of the letter
of President Roosevelt while on tthe
train and made the following reply:
"The president's comments on the
Panama editorials are based on state
ments made by a prominent New York
paper, not the New York Sun, which
the Indianapolis News printed at the
same time, with many other papers,
giving full credit to the source from
which they obtained it. '
"In making the editorial comment
to which the president, takes exception
the editor of the News credited its
information to the New York paper
making the charge and distinctly dis
claimed any responsibility" for its ac
curacy. This editorial was printed in
the ordinary course of the daily rou
tine of the editorial department at a
time when I was absent from Indian
apolis and therefore could not have
been inspired by any personal motive.
"So much for the personal criticism
of me by the president. , The News
will deal editorially with the presi
dent's explanation in due time."
WANT TARIFF CUT
The National Manufacturers' Asso
ciation Asks Reduc
tion. FAVOR PROTECTED INTERESTS
Plea of Implement Maker Before the
Ways and Means Commit
tee. Washington, D. C.. Dec. 7. Tariff
reform was demanded of the ways and
means house committee, in supplemen
tal session Saturday by Herbert E.
Miles of Racine, Wis. He spoke as a,
tariff committee chairman of the Na
tional Association of Manufacturers,
and as a manufacturer of argicultural
Mr. Miles said he came to address
the committee "as one of 80,00.000 con
sumers, as one of 175,000 manufactur
ing consumers, as an employer who
pays half a million dollars annually in
wages, and as an independent, non
A stone labeled as bread" is what
he said the farmer is given through the
Dingley tariff. Mr. Miles declared the
Standard Oil company benefited most
from the duly on oil. The Standard's
wage cost w as 6 per cent of the price
to the consumer, and the tariff offered
a protection of 59 per cent of the price.
- "They charne the American con
sumer," he added, "from 35 per cent
to C5 per cent more than the foreign
Tariff Kate Exceed Vce Coat,
The tariff rr.tes on steel and its pro
ducts, he said, were all in excess of the
wage cost. He declared there was an
international price on steel which gave
the American product to the foreign
consumer at a. price 25 per cent less
than the price which the home con
sumer must pay.
Mr. Miles recommended as a maxi
mum duty 15 per cent on heavy steel
products and as a minimum no duty
This reduction of the schedule, he ex
plained, would result in a material re
duction in the cost of agricultural im
plements and wagons to the farmer
and he advocated putting nails, and
some machinery on the free list.
Free entry for iron ore and scrap
iron, he eaid, would permit several
New England factories which have
been forced to shut down to resume;
.tire steel schedule for rolling mill pro-
ducts should be reduced from 15 to 20
per cent. . . .
Samuel H. Cowan of Forth Worth,
. Texas, representing the American Live
j Stock association and Texas cattle
- I Jones of Boston, representing the Shoe
and Leather association, said free
hides, leather, and shoes would cause!
ordinary shoes per pair to, the con -
sumer. ' v
National Exchange at
Springfield Closed by
HAD RUN 15 YEARS
Statement of Its Affairs and
the Present Officers of
Springfield, Mo., Dec. 7. The Na
tional Exchange bank, one of the larg
est financial institutions in this city,
was closed today by direction of the
controller of the currency.
The capital was $100,000. The sur
plus and dividend profits, as shown in
the last issue of the bank register,
was $75,000; deposits, $2,100,000; cash
and notes due from other banks, $900,
900; loans- and discounts about $1,
LXabllahrd In 1893.
The bank was established in 1893.
The officers are: -..
President L. S. Meyer.
Vice President A. R. Baldwin.
Cashier E. L. Sanford. .
IjOhh on Ijoans.
Washington, Dec. 7. It is stated at
the office of the comptroller of the
currency that the failure of the Na
tional Exchange bank of Springfield,
Mo., was due to the bank's insolvency
caused principally by losses on Ioan9
and investments. r
TO TALK ABOUT THE
RESOURCES OF SOUTH
Epoch in Commercial Development
Shown in Assemblage at Wash
ington. WasWnnfcMJRec-. 7. What may
prove aa epoch In the commercial de
velopment of the south was the open
ing today of the Southern Commercial
congress, an assemblage of leaders in
the nation's business affairs whose
mission is to discuss the industrial
possibilities of the south. Among the
speakers today were Secretary Straus,
Surgeon General Walter Wyman, Sec
retary of War Luke E. Wright, Phillip
Werlein. president of the New Orleans
Progressive union. C. P. Goody, Jr., of
Georgia, John A. Fox of Arkansas and
John F. Wallace of New York.
OLD ASSOCIATION IS OUT
Former BToomington Baseball Organ
ization Formally Disbands.
Bloomington, III., Dec. 7.-The Bloom-
ington Baseball association, which re
cently disposed of its Three-Eye league
membership, formally disbanded - Sat
urday, dividing the sum of $3,600
among six directors, most of this Je
ing purchase money from the new or
ganization which will hereafter be m
Says It Is Trust Move.
The Walsh Brake Shoe company of
East Rock Island is the defendant irf
a suit for infringement of patents filed
in the federal court at Peoria Satur
day. The suit is filed by the Ameri
can Brake Shoe & Foundry company,
located in New York. President Walsh
of the local company says this is noth
ing more than an effort of a trust to kill
competition, and that the Walsh com
pany not long since won a suit in the
second district in Chicago, after a five
President Starts Apple Show.
Spokane, Wash., Dec 7. At 10:30
today President Roosevelt pressed an
electric button in Washington flashing
across the continent the signal for the
opening of the first great National
Apple show in this city.
Another Boat to Haytl
Washington. Dec. 7. Because of
the unsettled conditions at Conaives,
Haytl, the dispatch boat Adolphin, now
In Central American waters, has been
ordered to that place to protect Ameft
lean interests. , .
Calcutta, Dec' 7. An explosion In a
magazine at the military station her
of today resulted In killing 11 men and
jwounding 26 native soldiers and oQ