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FIFTY-EIGHTH YEAlt. NO. 87. THE ARGUS. THURSDAY. JANUARY 28. 1909. TEN PAGES. PRICE TWO CENTS. LEGISLATURE VOTES ONCE, THEN QUITS TILL TUESDAY H ERA IN CUBAN LIBERTY; PRESIDENT INAUGURATE! BOSS OF HIS OWN ISLAND AGAIN THE ROCK AMD Hopkins Loses Another Supporter as Result of Day's Activities. WATERWAY BILL IS IN Deneen's Pet Measure Would Place Matters in Hands of Appointive Board. Springfield, 111., Jan. 23. The joint session of the legislature today, after taking one ballot, the 22nd, for sena tor, adjourned until Tuesday. The ballot resulted: Hopkins, 72. Fos8, 19. 'Stringer, 74. Shurtleff, 14. Mason, 4. McKinley. 1. Lowden, 1. Sherman, 2. Yates, 4. Absent, 8. Deneen'N Waterway Bill In. Springfield, 111., Jan. 28. The eager ly awaited administration deep water way bill was introduced in the sena today by Senator Schmitt. chairman of the deep waterways committee. It provides for the creation of a board of five commissioners, holding office for a term of six years each, to be appoint ed by the governor to carry on the work of building a deep waterway from Lockport to Utica, and specifies that before the work is begun the com mission must satisfy itself it can be kept within the limit of the $20,000,000 bond issue voted by the people of the state. Start Krai BaMlneNM. Springfield, 111., Jan. 28. By way of varying the monotony of the senatorial deadlock, the house of representatives started in yesterday to do some legis lative business. Twenty bills were in troduced and referred to committees, the principal measure being a bill to place the state road building in the hands cf a state commission and to authorize the use of convict labor in the construction of highways. The small number of measures in troduced indicates that the legislative mind is greatly oppressed by the weighty business of electing a United States senator. But for the occupation of the legislative mind with the "high er politics" of the day, there would have been 100 or more bills thrown into the hopper of the house. The house started the score of law making movements on the way and then had an hour to spare before the assembling of the joint session. At the same time, the senate busied itself with the reference to committees of half a dozen bills. Provision of Highway Bill . A highway commission bill was in troduced by Representative Behrens "by request," and was sent to the speaker's table for determination as to what committee it should be refer red to. It provides that the governor 'shall appoint a highway commission consisting of three members, two of whom, shall be selected from the dom inant political party. These commis sioners, whose term of office shall be four years, shall supervise all road and bridge building in the state. The commissioners are directed to supply plans and specifications for road and bridge building to county au thorities and to supervise the forces of road tenders in each county. For the construction and upkeep of permanen; roads 20 per cent of the road tax shall be set aside. Upon requisition by the commission the wardens of the penitentiaries shall furnish squads of from 20 to 60 con vict3 at, a time to work on the con' struction of roads. In similar manner the sheriffs of counties are instructed TWO TAKEN OFF CARMACK JURY; WHISKY CAUSE Nashville, Tenn.. Jan. 28. Jurors Leigh and Jackson in the Cooper-Car mack murder trial, against whom the charges of drunkenness and prejudice were preferred by counsel for th state, were today excused from ser vice. Leigh was later arrested on the charge or perjury. This leaves but seven men In' the Jury box. to furnish for this work the inmates of county jails serving sentences. Engineer in Knch County. In each county the governor shall ap point a highway engineer to serve un der the direction of the commission. These highway engineers are to sup plant the present county surveyors. The salary of the county highway en gineer is fixed at $840 a year. The commission is directed to pass on all local plans for bridges, after approval of which the county highway, engin eers shall advertise the contracts by competitive bidding. A license of 25 cents per annum is also established for all vehicles using the public highways. The bill pro vides that a!l laws conflicting with these provisions shall be repealed. It is held that this provision will operate to repeal the present automobile li cense if the highway commission bill should become a law as now framed. Modeled on Practical l.lnt-K. Senator Glackin presented an indus trial insurance bill modeled on sys tems in vogue in some other states and abroad. It provides that the em ploye and employer shall pay equal amounts toward a life insurance pol icy in a regular insurance company or in a fund controlled by the corporation and its employes. In case of death his family receives not less than $2,000 nor more than a sum equal to his wage for four years. In case the employe or his family desire to sue for damages this agree ment is abrogated and the money paid into the fund by the employer and employe is returned. FEB. 10 IS FIXED AS DATE TO COUNT VOTE House Passes Concurrent Resolution for Canvassing of the Presi dential Returns. Washington, Jan. 28.-A concurrent of the electoral vote for president and vice president, beginning at 1 p. m. Feb. 10, was passed by the house to day. Washington, Jan. 2S7 Pleaifiiig"' for the establishment of a children's bu reau in one of the big departments of the federal government, promoters of the welfare of children who have been in conference here this week bore down on congress yesterday. Activi ties were centered on the house com mittee on expenditures of the interior department, to which had been refer red the Parsons bill for the establish ment of such a bureau in the interior department. Homer Folks, New York, chairman of the conference; Judge Ben Lindsey and Thomas F. Walsh, Colorado; Rep resentatives Bennet, New York; Sam uel McCune. New York; Judge Julian Mack, Chicago; Judge W. R. Fagan Birmingham. Ala.; Bernard Flexncr, Louisville, Ky., and Mrs. Ellen Spen cer Mussey, Washington, representing the general federation of women's clubs, addressed the committee. EIRAN IN COURT FOR FIRST TIME Former Head of Fidelity Funding Company Bankruptcy Witness . Against Own Concern. New York, Jan. 28 Patrick J. Keiran, formerly president of the de funct Fidelity Funding company, was witness in bankruptcy proceedings against this company before Commis sioner Alexander today. It was th3 first time the authorities had succeed ed in getting Keiran into court since his disappearance after the involun tary failure of his company for about five million dollars. The creditors in clude a score of prominent Catholic institutions scattered throughout the country. TO DINE TAFT ON ALLIGATOR Louisiana Determined Not to Be Be hind Georgia with Possum Dinner. New Orleans, Jan. 28. Determined that Louisiana shall not be behind Georgia with its possum dinner in fur nishing unique and typical viands for the delectation of President-elect Taft, Secretary M. B. Trezevant, of the Pro gressive union, which organization is taking a prominent part in arranging for the entertainment of Mr. Taft on hi3 visit here, has advanced a plan to give the distinguished visitor an alli gator steak dinner in New Orleans. Rudowitz Released. Chicago, Jan. 28. Christian Rudo witz, who was saved from extradition to Russia when Secretary Root ruled the crime with which the Russian gdv ernment accused the prisoner was po litical in character, was released from jail here today. ON JAN. 28 THE CUBAN PEOPLE WILL TAKE OVER THE MANAGEMENT ERNMENT AGAIN. NEWS ITEM. BRISTOW WARLIKE Newly Elected Kansas Senator Would Imprison Harriman ancP ... Stillman. JHT JQ GOULDS. AS WELL Declares They Loaded Up the Santa Fc With Immerie Capits'izatior, Reaping Millions. Topeka, Kan., Jan. 28. When Tos Joseph L. Bristow was elected United States senator from Kansas by the legislature yesterday he was called upon for a speech. He was ready and declared that E. H. Harriman and James Stillman, and the two Goulds should .be imprisoned for their part in the Chicago and Alton deal which ad ded $104,000,000 to its bonded deo: and stock. "This property, a prosperous and honestly conducted railroad," he acids. "was loaded with an indebtedness of $02,000,000, or about $G6,000 per mile for which not a dollar was added to the value of the property, but from which the four men of the syndicate personally netted about $5G,000,000. Harriman Voted $104,000. Mr. Harriman was voted from the ENGINEER WHO SUBMITTED RAILWAY PLAN TO PANAMA CHALLENGES RAINEY New York, Jan. 28. Randolph G. Ward, a prominent civil engineer, iden- titled with work on the isthmifs of Panama, is out with a letter in which he refutes that part of Congressman Rainey's speech referring to William Nelson Cromwell and others as being connected with the "infamous railroad deal" on the isthmus. Did It All Himself. The letter says in part: "As I am the individual who, alone and unassoclated with any other per son, submitted to the government of the republic of Panama the railroad REACHES GOVERNORSHIP AFTER 20 YEARS, BUT IS NOW AN INVALID Seattle, Wash., Jan. 28. Samuel G. Cosgrove, elected governor of Wash ington at the November elections, was inaugurated yesterday. He should have been inaugurated Jan. 13, but was ill in California and unable to come home. , Governor Mead has held over. Mead yesterdy turned the state government over to Cosgrove and today Cosgrove surrendered them to Lieutenant Gov ernor M. E. Hay, who becomes acting governor while the executive goes back to California on an indefinite leave of absence granted by the legis lature yesterday afternoon to recuper ate. In the meantime former Lieutenant Governor C. E. Coon has brought mandamus proceedings to oust Hay, proceeds of the road $104,000 as hio compensation for services as chair man of the executive committee that managed these transactions. "The road now ha3 passed into the hands of others and the present own ers are demanding rates from the peo ple that will enable them to meet the obligations imposed by this excessive indebtedness. "The laws of the country should re gard the financial methods used in the Alton case as criminal. Yet, today, the captains of high finance are ina': ing a determined effort to prevent thy enactment of legislation that will take from them their opportunity for plun der. They seek to destroy every man in public life who is not subservient to their wishes. "Equal Juxtlce to All" "It is my purpose to use what tal ents I may have to bring about legis lation that will establish the same rules of justice for these men that ap ply to the conduct of men in the or dinary walks of life. It should be as easy to send a man to prison for rob bing a ralroad of $50,000,000 as it is to send the man who robs a postofnee." NIGHT RIDER JURY DISAGREES I Marshall , Ten Wanted to Acquit Ed Accused of Assisting in Murder. Union City, Tenn., Jan. 28. After being out 1G hours the jury in the Ed Marshall night rider trial reported this morning, it was unable to agree on a verdict and was discharged. Tho jury stood 10 for acquittal and 2 for murder in the second degree. ' proposition thus characterized, but which I am confident will stand the test of competent and conscientious criticism, I take this opportunity of exonerating Cromwell and each other and all gentlemen named free from any connection whatever with such proposition. . Challenge to Find a Better. "I unhesitatingly assume entire re sponsibility for having submitted It, and challenge Rainey to submit a fairer proposition or one better calcu lated to promote the .welfare of the people of the republic of Panama." claiming disqualification by reason of anti-primary election acts. If Coon'3 suit should succeed he would become acting governor until Governor Cos grove's return and chief executive in event of the latter's death. Cosgrove has been seriously ill since the primary election in September. He has been south 10 weeks. Illness has reduced him from 190 pounds to 100 He has long cherished the ambition to be governor and has been a defeated candidate before every republican con vention for the last 20 years. The politicians regarded his ambi tion as a joke until Cosgrove went be fore the people when a primary elec tion was held the first time last fal! and defeated A. E. Mead, the incum bent in office, and, Henry McBride who was Mead's predecessor. OF THEIR OWN GOV- DEPEWTOGODOWN Harriman's Election as Director New York Central is Held Significant. of MAY BE CHAIRMAN OF BOARD Indicates New Control, Rumored for Months, With Wane of Power of the Vanderbilts. New York, Jan. 28. The rumors per sistently circulated in Wall street for months that E. H. Harriman was to take an important part hereafter in the affairs of the New York Central were partly verified yesterday when the board of directors of that railroad elected Mr. Harriman a director to succeed Charles C. Clarke. The election of Mr. Harriman was opposed by several conservative mem bers. Their names were not made public, but it is regarded as significant that Samuel F. Bareer. who has been a director of the railroad since 18G9 resigned and that Mr. Clarke himself made way for Mr. Harriman. W. C. Brown, the new president of the road, was elected a director to succeed Mr. Barger. .- Wanted by Vanderbllt. It is known that the Vanderbilts were strongly In favor of Mr. Harri man's election, but were unable to carry their point until yesterday. Mr. Harriman enters the board as a representative of nearly $15,000,000 of the stock owned by the Union Pacific railroad. As this is the largest indi vidual block of the company's stock, it was entitled to representation on the board The conservative directors did not object to this representation, but they feared that if Mr. Harriman once en tered the directorate he would not be satisfied until able to direct the poll cies of the road. They remember the lesson which Stuyvesant Fish got in Illinois Central. The Harriman-Fish fight originated in Mr. Fish's refusal to continue Mr. Harriman as a mem ber of the Illinois Central executive committee. Mr. Harriman was not satisfied with being a director, but wanted to run the road. The conserv ative directors objected and Mr. Harri man set out to get control of the prop erty. It took him two years to do this but he succeeded, and Fish and the other conservative directors were ousted. May Soon Rale System. The prediction was made in Wall street yesterday that it will not be many months before the Vanderbilt in fluence in the New York Central will wane and the Harriman influence will be in the ascendant. It is believed that within three months Mr. Harri man will be on the executive commit tee. This prospect is not displeasing to Wall street, Friends of the Vanderbilts do not share the fears of the ultra-conserva tive members of the board. They point to the fact that William K. Vanderbilt has always been s close friend of Mr. Harriman, and was really the discov erer of the Union Pacific president': remarkable executive ability." Mr. Har riman years ago was put : In Illinois Central by Mr.- Vanderbllt and his friends. They say that Mr. Harriman will cooperate with Mr. Vanderbilt in the development of the New York Cen tral system," that the alliance will be friendly and that the Harriman Influ ence will never be allowed to over shadow that of the Vanderbilts. Change Long; Expected. Mr. Harriman's election to the direc torate of the New York Central has been expected for some time, the re ports recently being that he would also be made chairman of the board. That report is not generally credited. It is known that the old board wanted Mr. Newman to serve as chairman af ter his resignation as president, but he declined on the ground that he did not want to be confined to active work as much as that position would confine him. While Mr. Harriman goes on the New York Central board as the repre sentative of the Union Pacific, he will probably be a great deal more. The Union Pacific's financial reports show that it owns $14,285,000 of New York Central stock. Mr. Harriman would not be wanted on the board for that alone, but it is felt that his tremen dous energy, his vast railroad experi ence and his important connection with the railroad affairs of the coun try will be of much value to the Van derbilt senior line. Undoubtedly he goes on the board with the full consent of the Morgan interests, which he fought bitterly back in the days of the Northern Pa cific panic. It is considered that the Central has been vastly strengthened by the recent changes in its director ate, active, practical railroad men taking the places of others who were not considered of much service to the .road. HOLDS MILITIA READY TO START Acting Governor of Arizona Fears Trouble at Globe Over Organizing of Mifie Union. Phoeniz, Ariz., Jan. 2S. Acting Gov ernor. Page has issued orders to offi cers of the various companies of the 4JiKiLHard.7 of" Arizona -to hold ineir coiumanas in reaainess lor or ders to go to Globe at short notice in expectation of possible trouble be tween miners and mine operators there over the Question of organizing a un ion among the men. It is said there is slight likelihood of any serious dis- turoance as the men have shown no disposition to cause trouble or damag-j of property. 0 CONSOLE THE DEFEATED ONES Vice President Fairbanks Will Be Host at Unique Dinner at Wash ington Next Week. Washington, Jan. 2S. Representa tive Watson of Indiana today extended to Vice President Fairbanks an invi tation to give a "consolation dinner" to the republican members of the In diana delegation who were defeated for re-election . Fairbanks accepted the invitation contingent upon his din ing room table being long enough to seat so many. The dinner will bo given some time next week. Still Lacks One Vote. Madison. Wis.. Jan. 28. Senator Stephenson lacked one vote of election again today. When the second ballot in the joint assembly was taken he re ceived 14 senators and the votes of 52 aCOCIUUI J . A 11V. I V, nvit J' V, w , a- w mm members of the legislature. Yesterday in Congress Washington, Jan. 28. Following is a summary, compiled from the official proceedings', of the work of both houses of congress yesterday: ... ' SENATE A short legislative session devoted to routine morning business was hrouirht to an abnmt close by a motion to g;o into executive session to consider the Canadian waterways treaty. . Senators desiring to consider various pending measures resisted the wish of the majority to dispose of this treaty and a yea and nay vote was re quired to close the doors for executive business. The treaty was not atsposea of. Adjourned at 4:55 p. m. HOUSE Proceedings began with the adoption of the special committee re port recommending; trie expunging' irom the record of the recent speech of Mr. Willett of New York, denunciatory of President Roosevelt . Then during fur ther consideration of the postofflce ap propriation bill the charges made Tues day by Mr. Rainey affecting Panama canal affairs cropped out again with the result tht Mr. Weeks of Massachu setts reiterated his statements regard lng the purchase or two ships at the instance of the Massachusetts senator. The postofnee appropriation bill was amended- in several particulars, the most Important being the transferring " uu,lB aiuvcu of 500 assistant superintendents, clerks, trict court against the Florida, which etc.. of stations from the $1,000 to the.ran dow. flnd rh Ronnhlio nfr $1,100 class, while the provision for the f, QOWn 811(1 SunK lne KCPUOUC OS payment of necessary expenses or di- Nantucket lightship. Damages amount- anewhllew VTl? "? f " headquarters was stricken out As and toOO.OOO for the loss Of cargo and amended, the fotll was passed, carrying effects of ; passengers and crew, are an eppiupi iniiuii ul uvcr faAivvv,vvu Adjourned at 5.34 p, m. Within an Hour After Gomez Takes Charge Americans Depart. HOLIDAY AT HAVANA Advent of Day Welcomed With Fireworks Ceremonies Elaborate. Htvana, Jan. 28. A new era in Cu ban independence dawned today when the affairs of the island, which have been administered by American offi cials for more than two years as a re sult of the revolution against former President Palma in 190C, were for mally transferred to the newly elected native executives. Stnrtn at Midnight. The coming of this new day of Cu ban liberty was signaled by a general display of fireworks at midnight. The streets of the city, which were bril liantly illuminated and garlanded with chains of incandescent bulbs, were thronged until an early hour this morn ing, and the carnival spirit everywhere prevailed. The ceremonies of today began almost with dawn, and they will not end until long after nightfall. Only Native In Parade. The inaugural parade, to which only native troops, civil organizations and rural guards participated, passed-under a magnificent triumphal arch erect ed in Monserrate square and was re viewed by President Gomez. General Gomez took the oath of office as pres ident of the republic at noon." Lone So Time In Leaving. Within an hour thereafter Provis ional Governor Magoon and all the army officers who served in an execu tive capacity were bound out of the harbor for home.' ADVISE ACTIVITY Miners Urged by Central Body to Manifest an Interest in ' Politics. TURN DOWN A LABOR PARTY Ownership of Wealth Producing Agen cies by Government and Distribu tion of Wealth Favored. Indianapolis, Jan. 28. It Is author!- . tatively announced the count of bal lots for president of the United Mine Workers has proceeded far enough to show Thomas L. Lewis was reelected ' by a majority of 15,000 to 20,000 over John Walker of Illinois. Indianapolis, Jan. 28. Another ef fort today to put the convention of; the United Mine Workers of America on record as favoring the institution of an "independent labor party" failed. However, a resolution was enthusias tically adopted which recommended that the union miners should be active in politics and try to have elected In the state legislatures and to congress men whose sympathies are publicly known to be with the working class. Soelallnllc la Nature. Another resolution recommending public ownership of the "wealth pro ducing agencies" of the country, which are now in control of the "predatory rich," and that there should be a so cial reorganization to the effect that each man should receive the equiva lent of the labor that he gives to the community, was also adopted. LIBEL IS FILED AGAINST THE BOAT FLORIDA - i New York. Jan. 28. Conns! tnr tho , c XT , .. i Oceanic Steam, Navigation company. owners of tne steamer Republic, today am . v TTt mx. claimed.