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J JFTV-XINTII YEAH. NO. 7.
THE AUG US, MONDAV, OCTOBER 25, 1909.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
SUPREME COURT K10URUS
NOW FOR THE NEXT HOMESTEAD RUSH
President Taft Defines
Stand on Waterway
AT START OF HIS TOUR
Spends Day at St. Louis on Eve
of 1,200 Mile Trip Down
Mississippi". V '
St. Louis. Oct. 25. President Taft
today gave eight hours to St. Louis
and one anil a half to East St. Louis.
He arrived here this morning at 7:27,
and prepared to leave at 5 this after
noon on a 1.200-niile voyage down the
Mississippi river at New Orleans.
To Cluh fur Break font.
After greeting a reception commit
tee of the Commercial club of St. Louis
at t he union station, the president was
driven in an automobile to the St.
Louis club. When the president ap
peared at the Twentieth street exit of
the union station he was greeted by
the cheers of thousands of people. At
the club 05 Commercial club members
and the president's party had break
fast . The president rested a short
time, after which he was driven to the
Coliseum. His ride through the streets
was a continual ovation.
(IrrrM Kel!ew Vejncer.
At the Coliseum before making his
address he greeted 20U congressmen, S"
governors and a score of senators,
who arrived this morning as guests of
the Business Men's league for the trip
down the Mississippi river. Seven for
eign ministers were seated on the plat
form. Lunelle With Win.
Governor Hadley introduced the
president to the great audience. Im
mediately after delivering his speech
the president was escorted to the
Planters' hotel for luncheon, where
were gathered 000 guests of the Busi
ness Me'n's league. The congressmen,
governors, senators and foreign minis
ters were also at luncheon.
;rM (it Lay ( nrnrr Mnnr.
At o:30 the president, escorted by
mounted police, was scheduled to i
cross the Eads bridge to Kast St. Louis.
Here he was to meet Vine President
Sherman and Speaker Cannon, who
had been the guests or the East St.
Iuis Commercial club at luncheon.
Tho president planned to lay the cor
ner stone of the new United States
government building in Kast St. Louis
at 4 o'clock, and then return to St.
Louis and embark at 3 on the light-
house tender Oleander for New Or
Krnit-mlirrM Pnniima Trip.
In the speech at the St. Louis club
the president referred to the trip of
his hosts of the Commercial club to
Panama while the president was secr--tary
of war. He said that he had al
ways felt grateful to those who went
to the isthmus for the confidence
which they had engendered in the
American people concerning work on
the canal. These investigators who
went on their own expense could not
be fooled or deceived and could have
no motive for misrepresenting th"j
telieveil the Tension.
He declared the report of the Com
mercial club marked the beginning of
a state of affairs which has left the
administration in a very comfortable
position with reference to the progress
of canal work. Up to that time, the
president said, there had been shrieks
of scandal nd incompetence, but after
wards the worlc had been treated 1.3
all great government and engineering
works should be treated, with sobriety
calmness and criticism of the plans
on a basi? that can be understood.
He said the report of the Commer
cial club had driven away a nightmare
that had pursued him for two years
alter tho burden of canal work had
fallen upon his shoulders.
o l'ork Barrel" Favored.
In the address at the Coliseum,
where ha made the principal speech
of the day, Taft declared his stand iu
favor of the issue of bonds for carry
ins out approved waterway improve
ment projects does not mean the open
v ing of tho "pork barrel" to send back
any particular metier of congress or
to make any particular section of the
country prosperous during the expen
diture of the money.
Opponr Ills: Bond Inn nr.
Taft raid he opposed any such a
general issue, of' ?500,0)n,0u0 or $1,
COO.OOO.OGO for waterways improvement
the money to be cut up and parcelled
out to different sections. . His idea U
to secure sufficient .money to carry
out quickly such projects as may
Approved after careful investigation
and which can prove their worth io
the entire country.
In the course of his address the
president mentioned Roosevelt'
name and it ; brought out prolonged
Notified or Julrr'n Deulh.
St. Louis, Oct. 25. President Taft
received a telegram from Mrs. Pec'i
ham today announcing the death of
tier husband. Justice Peckhani of tho
supreme court, and he sent a message
or condolence in reply. Taft has given
no thought to a successor.
Twelve Hundred Delegates to
Be Here for Convention of
Knights of Joseph.
Local liraneli Appoints Committee to
Arrange Pleasant Stay for
The national convention of the
Knights of Joseph, a Hebrew fraternal
society, is to be held in liock Island
next August. It is expected that there
will be over 1,20!) delegates will be
Arrangements for tho entertainment
of the visitors are in charge of the
local branch of the society. A meet
ing was held last evening at Math's
hall. The local branch has a member
ship of 350. A fund has been sub
scribed. The committee that is direct
ing the arrangements is composed nf
Simon Lewis, AI. I. Morris, J. .1. Tax
man. II. Horblitt and B. Goldman.
Simon Goldburg was elected treasurer
of the committee.
Kltslit Yrnrn OM.
The Knights of St. Joseph w'a-
formed eight years ago, and it has had
a rapid growth, having meal lodges 'U
all parts of the United States. It is
exclusively a Hebrew society.
- SEASON WORK ENDS
With the Kxception of Moline Chan
nel Where It Will Continue
Until Ice Conies.
All of the government improvement
work on the upper Mississippi will be
abandoned this week for the season
with the exception of tho work on the
Moline channel. This work will be
continued till the river freezes over.
J. D. DuShane of Fountain City, Wis ,
has already given up the work. W. A.
Thompson, who is in charge of the
work from Winona to the Wisconsin
river, and Samuel Kdwards, who is in
charge of the work from Winona to
Le Claire, will discontinue operations
SPLIT UP FAMILIES
.lolni Wharton, Milan, Has Harry
Keys and Wife Arrested for
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Keys of Milan
were arrested this morning on com
plaints sworn out by their neighbor,
John Wharton, who charged them
with tresspass and assault. The case
was set before Justice of the Peace
P. H. Caldwell of Milan for this
afternoon. It seems that some
chickens belonging to the Keys wan
dered over into the yard of the
Whartons and when the Keys went
over to get them and bring them
back they were met by the Whartons
who demanded that they "stay in
their own back yard." Trouble en
sued and the arrest followed.
Stove Upset; Small Blaze.
The Ore department was called o
the flat on Thirty-first street and Fifth
avenue last night at 7:15. An oil
Ktove had been knocked over and
caused a small blaze. It was extin
guished before the arrival cf the fire?
LEACH'S STORY IS
BLOW TO FRITCIi
Detroit. Oct. 25. Chauffeur Leach
this afternoon at the examination of
Dr. Fritch in connection with the
death of Maybelle Millman, testified
he took Fritch to Ecorse creek in an
automobile and that JFritcb, threw into
tho creek three sacks which they had
brought from his ofQce. I-each. told of
the route he and the doctor took to the
bridge.- .The dismembered sections of
the body of Mis3 Millman were found
in three sacks in Ecorse creek.
HORSE MORE THAN
Washington, Oct. 25. The horse as
a means of transportation is moi;
than holding its own under the com
petition of the -automobile, according
to Maurice Connelly of Dubuque, Iowa,
letiring president of the Carriage
Builders' National association, wliich
ended lis convention hero last week
Connelly says the trade in hors-
TRIAL IS QPENEffiFIGHT A BATTLE
Dr. Haldcnc Clcminson Under
. Charge of Murdering His
TOLD DIFFERENT STORIES
Claimed First It Was Work of Iliii
glars and Now Nays Woman
Chicago. Oct. 2.".. The trial of Dr.
Haldane Clcminson, charged wilh tlrj
murder May i last of bis wife, wis
commenced here to. lay. On tin- morn
ing of Mrs. Clcniinson's death Clemin
son telephoned a physician be and his
wife had been chloroformed by burg
lars, that Mrs. Clcminson was dying
and he was very sick. Tho silver
ware which Clcminson said had been
stolen by the alleged intruder wis
later found by tho police ii Clcniin
-Saiil If Wnm Suleide.
Twenty-lour hours alter Mrs. Clcni
inson's death the husband ndmiltel
he had invented the burglar story. He
said he had done so to save the chil
dren from the stigma of their mother';;
suicide. That she died foy her own
hand will be the defense. Mrs. Clcm
inson was Hie laughter of John Mor
gan of South Haven, Mich.
BENDER; ARE FINED
W. W. Kendal and (1. I ). Loot mail
fit't Drunk and Ik-comc Dis-
W. W. Kendall and Cl.'K. Lootman,
both of Davenport, spent last night in
jail as the result of coming over hero
Saturday and partaking too freely of
booze. They .were unable to get any
in Davenport late enough to suit their
highly cultivated tastes and so they
came to this side of the river. They
spent Saturday night and a large part
of the morning in laying in a large
supply and when dawn came they
were pretty well pickled. Their sense
of decency fled and they become dis
orderly. , Officer Sehnert happened
along and arrested both of them and
this morning they were tried before
Police Magistrate C. J. Smith. Ken
dall was sentenced to a fine of $2)
and costs, while Lootman paid $10 and
Oxsters Cause Deaths
Celina, Ohio. Oct. 25. Charles A.
Kloeb, chairman of the Ohio demo
cratic state committee, is dead. Kloeb
became ill Saturday of ptomaine poi
soning after eating oysters.
HOLDING ITS OWN
drawn vehicles this year was greater
than ever before and tho business .li
re aely booked for the coming year wi'.I
eclipse all previous records.
?1rr Than They Cun Do.
Cariiage builders who turn out mewl-m-ate
priced j vehicles for city and fair:
use, such a?t buggies and surreys, are
said to iia.v; more than they can do.
Government Forces Beaten by
Insurrectionists iiy Nicar
IS HARD BLOW FOR ZELAYA
Will Kind It More DifJicuIt io tivl
Recruits, While .Many Will
Dluetiolds, Nicaragua. Oct. 23 (by
wireless telegraph via Colon. The
tug Hlanea, which has arrived heio
from Creytown. brings news of the
first important battle of the revolu
tion. General Chnniorros forces
fought an engagement Friday with 1,
HM) of President Zelaya's troops at a
point below P.oca San Carlos, on tho
San Juan river.
Tiie revolutionists won a decisive
victory. Km of the government troops
being killed and ::im) wounded. Gen
eral Chamorro's losses were slight.
The insurgents captured two Krupp
siege guns and 400 rifles.
Will (bnk ItrrruiliUK-
This defeat ior President Zelaya
doubtless will have a deterrent effect
on recruiting for the government serv
ice at Managua and is likolv also 'o
bring additional re-enforcements to the
standards of the insurgents. General
Chamorio is now advancing slowly.
The tteamer Vulu. belonging to 'lie
Kimery company, id so has reached
here with the details of the capture 'iv
the revolutionists of Cape Gracias
Dios. This port was easily taken, not
more than five or six men being killed
and a small number wounded. Thf.s
gives the revolutionists control of U13
entire Atlantic coast.
PABST BREWERY SUFFERS
Uoilci-H Dloiv Up Killing One and Do
ing $50,0(M Damage.
Milwaukee, Wis Oct. 25. An ex
plosion of three boilers in the power
plant of the Pabst Brewing company
this morning resulted in the death .f
Fred Steorn, an employe, the injuring
of four other employes, and property
damage of $250,(K)0.
SPAIN TO STOP
Madrid, Oct; 2a. Lieutenant General
DeLuque, minister of war in the new
liberal catloet. in an interview today
confirmed the report the government
1 ad decided not to push further the
LOSS iS 310,000
Lizzie Gardner, Anchorcdin Dav
enport Harbur, Totally
ORIGIN OF FIRE UNKNOWN
Sii;:jkimmI to I laic Stal led in I mgine
Kooin Craft Is i:ikly
The steamer, Lizzie Gardner,
which is anchored at the Davenimrt
harbor, was totally destroyed by lire
this morning. The fire was discover
ed by the watchman on the steamer
Wcuonah at 0:4.". It started in the
engine room and the cause is un
known. Since the boat, was docked
over.ii month ago, no lire' had been
huiil in the engine' room.
A week ago yesterday, the captain
and a companion were there, but they
only visited the cabin. The mate of
tho Lizzie Gardner and a companion
were tarring the smoke stacks of the
steamer Waunetta. 'which is the bow
boat of the Gardner, this morning.
The Waunetta is at least 100 feet
from vvi.ere: the- Lizzie Gardner was
incliorod, and it was the only lriat
wh;ch was in danger of the flames.
'I mpMNitilr f Kijtht.
Tho li. lines swept from one end of
the boat to the other in a. very short
time and ' it was impossible to reach
the boat and fight I lie flames. The
boat was emptied of all of the mov
able furnishings. There were two
tons of coal and a line worth $3'n
on Ixicird. Tbe tot.it loss amounts to
S 10, not. This loss i; partially cov
ered by insurance. The boat whs
owned by Captain AI Short,anci was
used as a tow boat.
WATERWAYS PARTY IS
TO COMEDOWN RIVER
Will Travel oil la-,il Tipton I'liini
St. Paul to St. Louis, Start
ing AoV. i.
Senator T. K. Hurton of Cleveland
has issued a notice stating that the
members of the I'nited States water
ways commission would make a trin
from St. 'Paul to New Orleans. The
United States steamer David Tiptin
will carry the party on tho trip. Th,vi'
will leave St. Paul Saturday morning,
UNION S00NJN SHAPE
Press Not as Hadly Damaged as at
First Supposed from the Fire.
The pleasing announcement was
made today by Publisher S. W. Sear'.!
that he has found that the press in the
Dally Union building was not as badly
damaged in the Friday niRht fire as
first supposed, and that it will be in
shape to run off the paper in a few
days. New linotype machines are 01
the way from Chicago, and the repair
ing of the charred buildin.r is in
progress. The fact that the building '
was practically new will facilitate the
repairing. The Union hopes to be run
ning a.i if nothing had Lapiened In a
week also reported this morning, but
was excused until next Wednesday.
JOSEPH IS PLACED
UNDER $2,000 BONDS
Hearing on a 'Marge of lanbe.le
meiit Will Take Place Svt
John Jeiseph, who was arrested
last Thursday charged with the em
bezzlement of $!$() from George
Peters, was given a hearing in Jus
tice J. H. Cleland's court on Satur
day afternoon. The ca.se was con
tinued to Friday morning at 9
o'clock. Joseph was released on $2.-
yOO bonds. Louis Scovil sigue-d his
bond. 15. F. Schriver appeared for
Joseph - and H. A. Weld is attorney
AS EVIL AGENT
Missionary Tells W. C T. I. Mission
aries Make Utile Progress iu
Omaha, Neb., Oct. 2. Reports oc
cupied the greater part of the morn
ing session of the W. C. T. IT. conven
tion. Miss Annie Iiobbins of Minne
apolis, formerly a nurse in the United
States army hospital in the Philip
pines, fold of the difficulties encoun
tered iu temperance missionary work
tliere and the discouraging results so
far obtained. She blames the intp-
duction of American saloons for this
READY FOR LAND DRAWING
Standing Rock Reservation Lottery to
()M'ii Tomorrow Morning.
Aberdeen. S. I)., Oct. IT,. Kvery -ii-laugcnient
is completed for the draw
ing of the names of winners of th"
in,(Mit) farms in the Cheyenne river ami
Standing Rock Indian reservations.
Tomorrow morning little Alice Jack
son, tho 0-year-old daughter of J. II.
Jackson of Aberdeen, and Josephiii'.'
Rurke, the little daughter of Congress
man Charles Rurke of Pierre, chair-,
man of the Indian affairs roniniilt.ee,
will begin to draw the names and th -y
will continue all week. There are $1.
outt applications registered.
LIPT0N WOULD CHALLENGE
Hut lie Wants Vuclitiug Rules
Changed IU I'ire He IJoc's.
New York. Oct. 2. Sir Thomas
Lipton. v, bo arrived from Kuiope, an-iioiiiK-id
his 11: 1 ti t ion to challenge for
America's cup uud"r, it. is believed,
the condition that the rules governing
the yacht race's will be modified.
Lipton said that "under the present
rules tliere is not man iu Kurope who
can build a yacht, bring it across lh
ocean and lift Hint cup." He said he
wanted to race for the cup with a wit
footer and would lie ready iu J911.
Bishop Hare Dead.
Atlantic City. N. J., Oct. 23. Right
Rev. William Hobart Hare, bishop of
tho Kpisropal diocese of South Dako
ta, died here Saturday night after a
long illness. He was 72 years of awe.
He was pastor of several Philadelphia
churches boffiro he was consecrated
bishop in 1S73. His residence was at
Family Lost in Desert Found.
San Bernardino, Cal., Oct. 25. Tint
the family of five lost 011 the Imperial
county desert has been saved is the
assuring news brought here by lyon
ard Phelps, who says the family was
rescued I;;st Tuesday evening, having
reached the Robert Gales homestead,
on the edge of the Imperial desert, n
an exhausted condition.
MONEY WILL NOT
Chicago, Oct. 23. Jack Johnson, the
colored pugilist champion, here today
declared ho would leave Wednesdny
for New York to see Jeffries and that
he -would stnd for any sort of division
cf Hie fight receipts.
New York, Oct. 25. Jeffries' mana
ger said today the big fighter was
ready to sign an agreement to fight
Johnson and that the. division of the
money would not be allowed to inter
fere. McCOUN CHANGES
HIS PLEA TO GUILTY
Pierre, S. D., Oct. 23. In the cir
cuit co'irt at Fort Pierre today Isaac
McCoun changed his plea of not guil
ty to guilty on the charge of murder
ing William Toney and Charles Sim
mons of Sioux City near Kadoka last
June. Sentence was deferred.
One of Three Democratic
Members of That
TALK OF SUCCESSO
Reported President Taft V:
Name Member of Same ;
Party as Deceased.
Albany, Oct. 2"i. Rufus W. Pe k
ham, associate justice of the. Unilc-i
Slates supreme court, died at his mil 1
nier home at Coolruoie, at AHamou.
12 miles from Albany, in the Ilelden
berg mountains, at :lo o'clock laM
All of Justice Peckham's court wor!;
which had been especially assigned to
him was completed before bo le":
juptice rerun am-
Washington in June for his summer'
vacation. He had bf en at Coolrao.e
vcr since with Mrs. Peckhani. . I
Justice PerKham s death was due toj
angina pectoris. .
Justice Peckhani was born In AI
bany. N. Y.. in 1s:!1, and had been on
ihe bmchr srnte and federal, 26 years.
He came from I he court of apiienls of
his native state, a position which his'
father had occupied. He was the last .'
of President Cleveland's democratic
appointees to the federal fiiipreme
court. Chief Justice Fuller and Jus
tico While being the other two. lie
took his neat in January,
C ourt Adjnuran for Week.
Wafhington, Oct. 23. Out or respect
to the memory of the late Justice
Rufus W. Peckl-.am Hie supremo court
of the United States court today 1
journed until next Monday.
AnnoiMii-ciiici.t of Justice Pcckhnm'ii
death wa? made by Chief Justice Ful
ler immediate ly after the convening -if .
court at noon today. Immediately ui
011 tiie announcement court adjourned
until next Monday.
Solemn Seene In Court.
Simple as wire the chief justice'
words I hey created a profound in
pression. Th" fact that they were
spoken slowly and uttered in an under
tone which rendered I hem almost in
audible added to the solemnity of the
occasion and this effect was entirely
heightened by the solemn visages and
sombre ollicial garb of lh justices.
All atletid.inls and t-portatoiH remained
standing until the members of the
court bad ilisappeareel from sight. t
II ii I inn lleni-rtn l.efl. '
Washington. Oct. 25. The death of
Justice Peckhani laves but two demo
crats on the licneii of the? snprem-;
court of Urn United States Chief Jus-
tico Fuller and Justice White-. Thes
were both appointed hy President :
Cleveland. The icpi-.blican member;
arc Justice s' Harlan, Iti e wer, McKenn.i
Holmes. Day and Moody. When Jtr
I ices Shiras and Jlrown, bot h republi
cans, retired, they were succeeded re
spectively by Justice s Unimex arid
Moody, botii of the same political
There is every prospect that Presi
dent Taft will make a departure anJ;
do w hat no preside nt has elono for a
great many years and appoint to the
vacancy a m inbcr of the opposite p
litical party from himsHf. It is re
porteel hoie that PreKieb-ni. Taft long
ago made up his mind to appoint to
the first vacancy on tho supienie bench
Judge Horace? Harmon Lurton of Nasti
ville. Tenn., now a Judge- of the; Unite-1
Slates circuit cemrt for the sixth Judi
Judge Lurton was born in Kcnlurkv
in 1SII. He was graduated from t(i
1'nlvorsity of Tennessee in 1S07, w r
admitted to the bar in the same yenr.
anil became chancellor of U13 ui-- e!i
vision of Tennessee in 1SSC. Ho wa ;
made a justice of tho supreme court
of Tennessee in 18SQ and chief Just
of the supreme court In 18S3. and the
same year President. Cleveland a
pointed him to the United States clr
cuit court bench, where he In no.v