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FIFTY-EIGHTH YEAR. NO. 237.
THE ARGUS, THURSDAY. JULY 22, 1909.
TAFT MAKES LITTLE HEAD
WAY WITH THE TARIFF BILL
TAFT TO MAKE A TRIP
AFRICtii G7LER TO
S LOCJB 8
Persuasive Efforts With
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r Conferees So Far
DINNER NOT EFFECTIVE
President Not Optimistic as to
Time Required to Formu
Washington, July 22. In discussing
today with various of his callers on
i he results of last night's tariff dinner
at the White house. President Taft ex
pressed himself a entirely satisfied.
The president declared with reference
to placing row materials- on the fro
list, especially hides, that it is his
chief interest now in finding out what
could be done with reference to man
He called! attention today to the fact
that he had ben inadvertently misrep
resented in demanding-frea raw mater
ials all along the line.
The president's position as outlined
in his statement of last Friday was
that he favored an inquiry to find out
what degree of protection, if any, was
necessary in the matter of ore, hides,
coal, etc. He further stated at that
time ho was -not committeed to any
principal of free - raw materials, but
was committed to a downward revision
of the tariff. ".
.Mr. Taft was not optimistic in bis
talk-today as to the time that will
required to whip the measure into
shape, but he expressed hope that th-J
conference report will be possible by
Saturday or Monday. ;
Washington, July 22. Senator
Cummins of Iowa, who is a leade
among the "progressive" senators,
today took breakfast, with the pres
ident aud spent two hours with him
in a discussion of the tarifT situa
tion. They, went over the entire
ground and it is understood found
themselves to be very much in ac
cord. Cummins spoke for a coterie
of 10 senators who voted against the
Payne-Aldrich bill as it pleases the
senate. . lie assured the president of
the continued adherence ' of those
senators to the policy of a lower tar
iff. He was told in return that the
president was losing no opportunity
to impress the wisdom of such a
course upon the senators and mem
bers of the house. Cummins will to
night give out a statement regard
ing the attitude of the "progres
sives." He will say that it is not
necessarily free raw material that
the "progressives" demand, but
rather a general lowering of duties.
KrrvH o1t on leader.
Washington. July 22 -President Taft
served notice on the congressional
leaders of the republican party at the
White - house harmony dinner las',
night that the country is looking to
them to keep the pledges made last
fall for a downward revision of the
tariff. So far as he is able, the presi
' dent informed his guests he intends
to see that these pledges are' kept.
Friends of Senator Burrows, are re-s-ponsible
for the statement that tho
dinner failed to advance in any parti
cular the Taft plans for free raw ma
terials and material reductions. Sen
ator Burrows and those who oppose free
. raw materials told the president, it is
said, that free ironifcre. free hides and
free coal cannot pass the senate. The
president insisted stronelv and ur
gently that if
the senate conferees
would yield the senate would accepc
a report carrying these materials to
the free list. In this assertion he had
the partial support of Senator Crane.
The president then said that the
question would have to be threshed out
further in the conference, and if no
PANAMA TO BE
READY IN 1915:
-, Washington. July 22. Substantial
progress in canal construction all along
.the line Is shown by reports coming to
' the Washington office of the Isthmian
. canal commission.' Excavation work by
Americans now approximates 80.000,000
'. cubic yard almost as much as the
total quantity of dirt taken out by the
French- during the period they were
engaged in operations there. Less
ihan 100.000.000 cubic.yards of earth
, . -
remain to be removed from the ditch,
Colonel Goethals has estimated that
agreement was reached it would have
to go back" to congress for settlement.
It is the opinion of Senator Crane.
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BODY OF MAN IS
FOUND IN TRUNK
Lynn. Mass.. July 22 A body be
lieved to be that of an Armenian was
found packed in a trunk in a lodging
house here today. The head was muti
lated and there was a bullet wound
over the heart. . The body was fully
clothed. In a pocket a bank hook was
found hearing the name of Ainas K.
Morijian. The room was rented eight
weeks ago by Frank Jones, a shoe fac
tory worker who. it is said, had not
occupied it since last Monday.' On
May no a new trunk was -brought to
the house -fot Jones;
GALVESTON IS SAFE
Foi'tified by Sea Wall Against
Hurricane Resembling- That
FISHING PARTY PERISHES
Swept from Pier Near City Pi
i-riy Damage Small Wiscon
Austin. Texas, July 22. A terrific
hurricane swept over the city today.
The damage is estimated at $lo,oofl,
with no loss of life.
Houston, July 22. An unconfirmed
report reached here today that a pleas
ure yacht' with It) guests on board
.'link in tho storm yesterday whil"
cruising in the gulf, all lives being
Fear for nlnntcx.
New Orleans, July 22. On ac
count of anxiety felt over the fate
of a thousand or more persons in at
tendance on the State Baptist Young
People's encampment at Palacios,
Texas, the south Calveston special
train started from Houston in an
effort to reach that point. All teleg
raphic wires are down. Angletown
is a town of 2,000 people on the
guif coast south of Galveston. It is
reported this afternoon nearly every
house in the place is badly damaged
as a result of yesterday's hurricane.
One man was seriously injured.
Itrpwrtn of I.osm.
X. w Orleans. July 22. With the re
establishment this afternoon of com
munication with many isolated points
:iloiic: the gulf coast of Texas and Lou
isiana, further reports of loss of life
as the result of yesterday's hurricane
an- heme received.
I.itlle nnninfcr In VII y.
Calveston. Texas. July 22. Fortified
behind its 17-foot sea wall and eleva-t--l
to a point above the danger line,
Galveston yesterday passed safely
through a hurricane which resembled
somewhat in its intensity the disas
trous storm of 1900.
The part of the island upon which
the ity is situated was again inunda
ted, the overflowing sea water reach
ins a height of seven or more feet.
That portion of the island which has
been protected suffered comparatively
little harm. Xo lives were lost in Cal
veston ami the property damage was
Ten Wnxhrit Into Gulf.
Ten dead is the total number of
lives lost as far as is known in the
hurricane which swept over the. gulf.
. Whil? cS escaped without fa
talities, on the tarpon fishing pier,
seven miles from the city. 10 persons
were washed into the gulf and drowned.
Th(ie drowned were members of a
fishing party and with the employes
of the tarpon pier were marooned in a
W lncODNln naiunKP 91.0O0.0flO.
Milwaukee. Wis., July 22. Dispatch
es f;om various points in northern
Wisconsin indicate that damage aggre
gating at least $500,000 and possibly as
high as $1,000,000 has been done by
Sme of the damage is as follows:
Mirengo valley, well settled, swept
of everything, even houses being car
liite River power plant, several
miks from Ashland, ruined, with loss
Tv0 thousand feet of track carried
a wo; on the Omaha road near Ashland
Junction, and three washouts on the
Norhern Pacific near Iron river:
fcsyfiold state fish hatchery heavily
; Ashland, Wis., July 22. The si t-
uati.n in the flood districts is worse
todry. Nothing has been heard from
ydoiah since 3 o'clock this morning
y i n 1 1 ."Mill C O 1 I 1 I lUWiivtMi-o1
j a fecial train has left for Od ana h
tarjving boats and men. The train
PLANNING HIS PERSONALLY CONDUCTED TOUR The President Is Busy Arranging His
Itinerary for the Fall News Item.
MOTHER OF SUTTON BELIEVES SON
WAS BEATEN TO DEATH; THEN SHOT
Annapolis, Md., July 22. Lieu
tenant Edward S. Willing resumed
the witness stand today at the op
ening of the court of inquiry in
vestigating the death of Lieutenant
James X. Sutton. Henry E. TJavis,
counsel for Sutton's mother, contin
ued his cross-examination on Will
ing. He took the witness over and
over the scene of the light between
Adams and Sutton, . .bmcoubL not
materially" shake the' oflicer's story.
Surgeon General Pickerell. who at
tended Sutton after he was shot, tes
tified that the bullet entered Sutton's
head on the top near the back, a
little to the right; that the shot was
fired with in two feet of Sutton's
head, in his opinion, and could have
been self inflicted. He said Sutton's
body showed no other injuries which
might have caused death.
Theory or Mother.
During the cross-examination of
the fourth witness to the killing of
Lieutenant James X. Sutton yester
day, the mother and sister of the
slain lieutenant indicated what they
are attempting to prove that he
was beaten to death and afterwards
Lieutenant Edward S. Willing, the
fourth witness, while vigorousfy con
tending the same as the other three
officers previously examined that
Lieutenant Sutton shot himself after
a struggle in which he lired several
shots,, nevertheless gave one flit of
evidence differing from the others,
which was seized upon with avidity
ALDRICH HAS A GOLD
IN LIEU OF AN
t:sjwcini ..irrf!M"inf ni-f i i
Washington. July 19. That there
will never be an income tax if it
necessary to watt for three-fourths of
the state legislatures to ratify the pro-!
posed amendment to the constitution,
is the conviction of senators and
other students of politics and econo
mics in the national capitol.
Friends of a genuine income tax
realize only too well now that the prs
posed amendment of the constitution
was but a part of the conspiracy de
vised by Aldrich and others to defeat
the income tax. It will be recalled
that no lesser a legal authority than
President. Taft himself was the- first
to express the opinion that it would
not be necessary, even if possible, to
amend the constitution; that he be
lieved the supreme cgnrt would uphold
an income tax if given another 'oppor
It is practically impossible to amend
the constitution. Otherwise Mr. Aid-
rich would never have consented so
smilingly to the adoption of the joint
resolution . providing For the proposi
tion. Senator Aldrich stated on the
floor of the senate he always had been
against an income tax and always
would be. Senator Aldrich is no doubt
honest to his, convictions. He has
acted as a tool- of the greedy special
interests' .so long he really-believes it
would be ' a step toward anarchy - for
i congress' to pass a law-requiring tho
by the slain man's relative. He tes
tified that he reached the scene of
the tragedy in time-to see Adams
punching Sutton. Lieutenant Bevan,
who ran down to the place where
they had all heard the lirst shots,
almost at this same time as Lieuten
ant Willing, bad testified that be saw
no blows exenanged.
As Lieutenant Willing described
Sutton, either standing or on his
knees With Adams' holding' him by
the back of the neck with one hand
and punching him with the cither,
it was too much for Mrs. Rose Sut
ton Parker, sister of the dead lieu
tenant, who sat directly opposite the
witness. She smiled incredulously
at Willing and turning to Mr. Van
Dyke, one of her counsel, said indig
nantly: "Imagine a wild man. as
they describe my brother to have
been, standing up with a .revolver
in each hand and taking a punching
like that. It it wholly incredible."
300 PEOPLE PERISH
IN AN EARTHQUAKE
Victoria, 15. C. July. 22. Xews
was brought by the Norwegian
steamer Tricolor of a disastrous
earthquake on the west coast of Su
matra in mid-June. According to the
report received by the Tricolor, 300
lives were lost. The earthquake fol
lowed an eruption of Mount Korintji,
a volcanic peak, 12.400 feet high, in
land f0 miles from Indrapure.
France, Germany. Holland. Austria,
weiiiuariv, ftwnzeriaiiu, Australia aim
The Rhode Island sen-
ator is frank enough to admit that he
lis convinced the best way
revenue to run the government -is to
tax necessities, and that "until tho!
bill is taken from his hands." he will
see to it that a tax on wealth does
not. supplant a tax on necessities.
Aldrlch'M (inlil llrlt-k.
In response to the overwhelming de
mand! for an income tax Senator Aid-
rich handed the people a "gold brick"
in tlte form of "an opportunity to
amend the constitution." Under the
constitutional provision for an amend
ment, it is possible for 4 per cent of
the' voters to nullify the will, of .the
other 9G per cent. Twelve states are
sufficient to defeat an amendment.
Here are the states that will likely
do it: Maine, New Hampshire, Ver
mont. Massachusetts, Delaware .Con
necticut Rhode Island, Pennsylvania.
New Jersey, Michigan,' California and
The California legislature is domi
nated by the Southern Pacific railroad.
E. H. Harriman. who . controls the
Southern Pacific republican machine in
California, has a sufficiently large in
come to make, him hostile to an in
come tax, and his Wall .street friends
would be. hostile to an Income tax for
the same reason. " . r2 '
Louisiana would probably refuse, to
ratify, fearing as a possible: reaction a
reduction, in the tariff on sugar. ''
England states-are bitterly,
Riot at Works of Allen Tannery
in Kenosha, Wis. Num
WAGE INCREASE REFUSED
Sheriff Appeals for Troops In lro
tect Lives mid Prop
erty. Kenosha .Wis.. July 22. In a rio'
this morning at the works of X. R
Aliens Sons' Tanning company twe
men were shot and several others i;
jured, some seriously.
One thousand men had gone on
strike for increased wages.
The riots started with the opening
of the big plant. At tho time a com
mittee representing the strikers was
In, the general office of the company
seeking to make a settlement of the
difficulties, but the management called
off all negotiations, and the committe-i
was escorted out of the office. The
officials and deputies armed themsel
ves for protection.
Armed Strikrrn Paradr Streets.
Crowds of strikers are parading the
streets, many of them armed. Fifte.?a
hundred men have joined the ranks of
the strikers. The sheriff has askel
Governor Davidson for troops to pro
tect property and lives of employes re
maining at the tannery.
Troop Hrld In ItrniUarii.
Camp Douglas. Wis., July 22.- Gov
ernor Davidson has ordered troops It
antagonistic to an Income tax for two
reasons, one is mat wealth 18 COn-
cent rated in these states and wealth
be taxed under the nronossd
legislation. The more inmortant rea-
sonis that New England fears that tf
new revenue is raised from the rich
the tax on things manufactured in
New England would be reduced.
Lower tariff rates on manufactured ar
ticles would force the tariff trusts to
compete to a moderate extent with
foreign manufacurers, thus damaging
their monopoly on American markets
and making it impossible for them to
extort excessive prices
The prospect of amending the coa-
stitution to pave the way for an In
come tax may be appreciated when it
is understood that over 2.000 futile at
tempts have been made in that direc
tion, while only 15 have been success
ful in the history of the nation.
. Chief JiiKtlr Manfcall' Wvrda.
So great a jurist as Chief .Justice
Marshall conceded that the majorities
required to change the constitution
are too high. . "The machinery is un
wieldy and cumbrous," are his exact
words. . -. ; ,w ,; "t ' , :-
W'hen Ke ratification' of the constitution-
was before the patriots', Patrick
Henry refused to vote for ratification,
for he saw that once it has been pass
ea mere was-practtcauy no way , to
chnnge; it. ' r - y.--..";
From 1789 to 1S03 124 amenilnients
pvere proposed- and. 10 adoptetU JPhese
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hold themselves in readiness to leave
at once for Kenosha, but will not dis
patch them there nntil he hears fur
ther from Kenosha authorities.
Duluth.. July 22. Following ter
rific rains Tuesday, last night's cloud
burst caused a scene of devastation
In Dnluth today. The loss as now
computed .- will reach . $1,500,000.
Three children were drowned during
the storm. The entire hillside be
came practically one great -water. fplL
Sewers - were totally inadequate , to
carry off the. rushing waters. Streets
and avenues were quickly turned
into torrents with water :,- running
three feet deep.. Twenty or more
houses washed away along small
creeks in the city suburbs. Several
narrow escapes, are reported from
drowning on the streets in main
FIND REV. FARMER
Claims He Is Pursued by Two
Gamblers, Who Are Black
' mailing Him. -
NO TROUBLE WITH HIS WIFE
Shows Permit for Vacation, But Will
Sot Rel urn to Hw Chnrch
in He Kalh.
Milwaukee. July 22. Rev. John
E. Farmer, whose disappearance
from DeKalb. 111., has been given
much publicity during the last week,
was found in Milwaukee today.. Dr.
Farmer was Indignant at the public
ity given his alleged difficulties.
Since leaving his church in De
Kalb. Dr. Farmer has been vipiting
his brother, a railroad man, at She
boygan. He came to Milwaukee'yes
terday to visit Rev. C. J. R. Bulley,
paster of the- West - AllisIethodrst
church. While In Milwaukee he ex
hibited, in answer to the statement
that he had resigned his pastorate
under a cloud, a permit from the
board of trustees of his church for a
vacation during the month of July,
August and September, or until the
conference meets in the fall.
Will KBB-aa-e In ItnHlnrHM.
He said he did not intend to re
turn to his church work in DeKalb,
but would resign at the end of his
vacation and engage in business.
While he was pastor of the De
Kalb Methodist church he built a
new church, which will be dedicated
next fall, but he does not intend to
return to participate In the dedica
tion and will not again enter the
According to Dr. Farmer, he is be
ing pursued by two Seattle gamblers,
who attempted to extort money from
him for the suppression of tales of
improper conduct during visits made
by the minister to Chicago.
Wroacrd) Will Shc.
"There is no trouble between my
wife and myself," he said. "She
is now away on her usual summer va
cation. She is visiting her aunt. Mrs.
Moore, at Redlands, N. J., and has
been there for two weeks. She has
a vacation every summer and there
is nothing out of the ordinary. We
are very fond of each other and there
has been no trouble. There is no
foundation for the stories which
have been circulated."
Dr. Farmer has retained an at
torney and is making preparation to
prosecute the person who started the
scandalous stories about himself and
wife. He has returned to Sheboy-!
HOLIDAY FOR GAME ,
IN AFRICAN WILDS
Colonel . Roosevelt Abandons His
II lint and Is in Camp Writing
Naivasha, British East Africa July
22. Colonel Roosevelt, whose party is1
hunting on the south shore of Lake
Naivasha from the ranch of Captain
Richard Attenborough, has ' done , no
shooting since last .Thursday, hut In
stead has remained at the camp writ
ing a book. ., The party will arrive at
Naivasha Wednesday, and after 'camp
ing here for three, days will go to Nai
robi. The' expedition will Btart for
Kenya province Aug. 5. The members
of 'the Roosevelt party are, now only
t footing rare specimens, their collec
tion having . been completed. The
Kenya .'province, where the Roosevelt
expedition will ! go. early jaext month,
is.,slUiated; 0:the south of the river
Gwaso Ny'ifo and - the 'east of .the
Naivasha Masai preserve. ;" - ' :
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King Alfonso Canocb !f
Engagements ; (m Ad- f
count of Situatiw.?i
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Relatives Attstta T;: st
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cancelled all hisengageKL. ''
count of the serious situar? i t
developed in' Morocco. . . '
It is possible General ffWe;; . .
merly captain general In pttt;5 ; ;
placed in supreme commanitp:
Spanish force in Morocco. During il
night while, the Spanish-troops wXa -
preparing to leave for Malaga, tidl ' . I
lies of soldiers surrounded -the. ralrrosi - j
station and charged the -.'wUl K f v
the object of preventing tKhepiiiute N
of their relatives. . . j-. ,y&S3 ''
' A desperate melee followed; in whjchj ;'
the police used swords and :ejOlvers.-;f -A
dozen persons were wounded and ;
many others were arrested,
Katlra Battalion Revolt
Barcelona. Jnly 22. A riot broke out V '
today among the troops .whoi werei r
about to be embarked for MelilhC Aji
entire battalion revolted, and.; threat- V
ened the colonel " and "other offlcersr .s
with their bayonets- 1 Othefr troops
were hastily summoned and the tnutin- .
eers disarmed. ' ' ' C '-'r.
Melifla, July , 22. General Marina.
commander of the Spanish forces in
Morocco, returned today from an In
spection of outposts. The general de
clares the Moors displayed desperate
courage, using modern . weapons : He .,
predicts a long; hard; campaign. ; The ,"ri ''..'
natives of the Souk region in Morocco',
are preaching a llyly war and are pre- - ";
paring to join theT MSof. tJMel'-.
FEWER AUEtiS ARE !
COMING TO STATES
Decrease in Immigration M!ost Not
i-ealIe Among Poles and
- Italians. ?
Washington. July 22. The tide ot' 'v ."
immigration into the United States is . '
on the wane. A falling off of 23.369.
or approximately 20 per cent, in the .y .
number of immigrant aliens admitted " '
into all ports for the month of June,; ; ;
as compared with May last, is shbwn. '
by statistics just made public by the .'.: t
j)ureau of immigration of the depart- f "
ment of commerce and labor. . v '-':S';-.'-''
The total number of immigrant aliens ' , " :
admitted for June was 85,470, as against
107,839 during May. A marked '- in--5t
crease, however, is noted in the num- . v ;'J
ber of aliens debarred for the month :C
of June as compared with May, the ': '-.
figures being 1,646. against 1,095. ; Sfffi
An interesting feature of the statis- :"-
tics Is. that while by-far the largest
immigration came from -southern Italy: .
and Poland during the month of June -."
these two countries show the greatest V
falling off In the number of aliens ad
mitted during . June, compared ' with !
May. The total number of immigrants v V
from southern Italy in June was 17.- -V
223 and from Poland 10,990, agalnsfi K-.
28.058 from southern Italy and 12,353 ,' .
from Poland in May last. . . . : .'jV.v
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Chicago, July 22. Jaines A. Patten's s ":
sales yesterday brought his profits on .
wheat, since he won his title of "wheat ..""
king," to approximately- $4,000,000.' -f '
In the past few days Patten had ad" .
ded I'oO.OOf) to his profits, and tans ;
again caught the market "coming and.
going." The wheat be' has Just sold - V
was the remnant of his line In May
and July wheat,,' bought months ago : :
when he wa preparing for the sensa- X'
tional campaign hat ended in the first
successful manipulation of the market' ;
that ran Into the millions. '-,' ': v : '
In his cotton deals Patten has been . :
equally successful.' . His sales yester
day were 10.000 bales. They W6 a 'X
profit of $5 a bale. ; The sales were,
only a small partof his : ; holdings.' " ;
which were - bought "so low that - the
raiders on the New -York market have ;
been unable vto shake-Aiaa out; Hl ,
cotton profits for the week are $250,000. ;
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the great waterway will be ready for serce on all road? has been aban-lrlch to pay a tax on their incomes,; as ! reductton. ir
the transit of ships by Jan. 1, 1915. ''doni. - " : ' : T I they do';; in -Great?; Britain,' Japan, ' V-The New
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