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T JFTY-NINTHYEAR. NO. 68.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 4, 1910.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
HESS GALLED UPON
TO PROBE COST OF LIVING
Hull, of Tennessee, in
Resolution Cites Start
ASKS FOR REMEDIES
Humphrey Brings in Ship Sub
sidy Measure and Mann
One on Commerce.
Washington, Jan. 4. Increased
cost of living was the subject of a
concurrent resolution offered in the
house today by Hull of Tennessee,
it provides for a joint committee to
Investigate conditions and report up
on them, and as to what remedies
may be effected through legislation.
Rate la Unreasonable.
The resolution sets forth that dur
ing the past 12 months there has
been an advance in the price of com
modities of 11 to SO per cent and
during the past .13 years of more
than 56 per cent, which is entirely
disproportionate to the increase in
wages, making it difficult for mil
lions of people to procure food, cloth
ing and shelter consistent with their
Payne Bill a Factor.
The resolution charges the Payne
tariff bill with being a factor in the
rise of the prices of necessities
through permitting trusts to monop
olize products and raise prices.
Mann Presents Measure.
Washington, Jan. 4. A bill making
sweeping changes in the Interstate
commerce laws for the regulation of
railroads was introduced ia the house
today by Mann of Illinois, chairman
of the committee on interstate and
foreign commerce. The bill is not In
accord with the one prepared by the
committee acting under the direction
of President Taft and known as the
"administration raCroad bill."
Would Have a Bureau.
" "TasTea T"of "a'Speclal "court, 'as pro
posed by the administration, Mann
suggests a bureau of transportation
to inquire Into complaints of shippers.
Tho head of this bureau Is to report
on. complaints to ,the attorney general
and he Is to decide whether the matter
'shall go to the interstate commerce
commission. The shipper, however,
not. barred from taking the case to the
commission himself. The commerce
commission is given authority to de
cide the reasonableness of classifica
tions and regulations and to ? Jt
complaints and fix rates. V
Limit Are Placed. ,j
The charges for short hauls shall in
no case be greater than for long hauls
and the charge for a through rate no
greater than the aggregate of the
local rates. Each shipment on winch
a rebate is allowed la made a separate
offense. Ownership of stock in com
peting carriers Is prohibited. The bill
also prescribes how stock shall be Is
sued and fixes the minimum price at
SbJp Subsidy BUI fn.
" Another measure of much impor
tance was the ship subsidy bill Intro
duced by Humphrey of . Washington
state. The measure 13 understood 10
have the approval of the administra
tion and to be one upon which propo
nents of the subsidy bill will concen
trate their efforts to procure its enact
ment Into law. The Humphrey bill
provides an increase in pay to Ameri- j
can ehips for carrying mrJls to South
America. China, Japan, the Philippines
ind Australia, bringing it up to $4 per
jitle for the outward voyage of 4,000
33 lies or more.
Admit Foreign Built Ships.
An increased tonnage tax on trans
oceanic trade Is provided and it is
proposed to admit foreign built ships
;o American registry for foreign trade.
Senate Remembers MeLaurln.
: Washington, Jan. 4. Abandoning all
business for the day and after being '.n
lesslon eight minutes the senate today
idopted a resolution and adjourned
Dut of respect to the memory of the
late Senator McLaurin.
Opposes Plan of Appropriating.
Washington, Jan. 4. Obtaining
snanimous consent to address the
louse for 3C minutes soon after that
ody reconvened today Representative
Douglas of Ohio spoke In opposition to
:he present method of making appro
bations for government expenditures.
The house at 1:15 adjourned out
at respect to tho late Representative
Bowers of ' Mississippi.
Snow tonight and Wednesday, prob
ably heavy; warmer. The lowest tem
perature tonight will be slightly above
Temperature at 7 a. m., 1 below.
Maximum temperature In last 24 hours,
14 ; minimum in last 12 hours, 2 below.
Precipitation, trace. Velocity of wind
at 7 a. m., 14 miles per hour. Relative
humidity, at 7 p. m. 76, at 7 a. m. 79.
J. M. SHERIER, local forecaster.
Sun sets 4:42. rises 7:21; moon rises
1:45 a. m.; 2 p. m.. planet Jupiter at
quadrature with the sun, being 90 de
grees west thereof.
by Wednesday. The promised zero
weather swept the northwest last
night, but today the temperature rose
at nearly every point and snow is fall
ing with a blizzard tendency. Des
Moines, Sioux City, Omaha and Kan
sas City report an unusually heavy
fall of snow.'
BOTH SIDES GET
READY FOR BATTLE
No Talk of Peace in Nicaragua Es
trada and Madriz Preparing
Washington. Jan. 4. So far as the
state department knows there are no
particular efforts at present 'being
made in Nicaragua, either by Madriz
or Estrada, in the interest of peace
A telegram from United States Vice
Consul Caldera this morning stated
military activity continues in Mana-,
gua and that there has been no polltf
cal developments within the last sev
eral days. Unofficial advices indicate
Estrada is preparing his army for an
early move on the capital and Madriz
is hastening his army eastward to
meet the advancing forces.
Managua, Jan. 4. Documents
made public today show Generals
Medina and Toledo of the govern
ment forces did all in their power to
prevent- -the-executkn-of-- Orore aTid
Cannon, the Americans, decreed by
Zelaya. The documents also indi
cate Zelaya attempted to prevent
Groce and Cannon communicating
with the United States consul.
THREE FREED FROM - JAIL
Tennessee Officers Imprisoned for
Contempt, Have Time Shortened.
Washington, Jan. 4. Having served
terms imposed upon them by the-supreme
court of the United States, Jer
emiah Gibson, Henry Padgett and Wil
liam Mayse of Chattanooga. Term.,
were released from jail here this morn
ing. For the offense of contempt of court
in failing to prevent the lynching at
Chattanooga of Ed Johnson, a negro
under sentence of death, whose execu
tion had been stayed by the United
States Bupreme court, that court Nov.
15 sentenced the men to 60 days in
prison. This time was shortened by
10 days for good behavior. Former
Sheriff Shipp and his two comrades,
who are still in prison for the same
offence, will be released Jan. 28.
SNOW STORM IN
WILL BE HEAVY
Washington, Jan. 4. A heavy snow
itorm, which will undoubtedly have a
lerious effect upon railway and other
3-nfflc conditions, has developed in the
aiiddle west and will set in over the
ke region and middle and north cen-
al valleys today and begin In the mid-
lie Atlantic And New England states
OUSTED SHERIFF CONTESTS
Quo Warranto Proceedings Begun at
Cairo, Scene of Lynching.
Cairo, 111., Jan. 4. Constitutionality of
the law under which Governor eneen
removed Sheriff Frann E. Davis from
office will be tested. For that purpose
a petition for quo warranto proceed
ings was granted yesterday in the cir
cuit court by Judge Butler. The spe
cial October grand jury resumed Its
investigation of the Pelley murder, the
last lynching, and police graft. Re
puted gamblers and frequenters of
questionable resorts were examined.
In the holiday recess the attempted
assassination of Editor Thiellcke and
two murder cases have developed as
new business for the grand jury.
RECORD GOES TO LOEB
Collections for 1909 Doable Those of
1906 and 1907.
New York, Jan. 4. The marked
increase in customs receipts on pas
sengers' baggage under William
Loeb's collectorship, as already
shown by' the monthly reports, was
brought out in greater contrast by
the figures for the year which were
made public yesterday. The receipts
for 1909 were nearly 120 per cent
greater , than the combined receipts
of 1906 and 1907, although the latter
year had been the best in the history
of the port.
CLERGYMAN MUST SERVE
Two Year Sentence for Counterfeit
ing in Case of Kaye Upheld.
Chicago, Jan. 4. James R. Kaye,
a former clergyman of Lincoln, 111.,
and later editor of a religious paper
in Oak Park, must serve a two year
sentence in the federal prison at
Fort Leavenworth for counterfeiting.
The United States circuit court of
appeals today confirmed the judg
ment of the lower court.
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BROWN COMES TO DEFENSE
OF RAILWAY LEGISLATION
will join the Atlantic fleet in the mid
dle of January.
FOUR FIREMEN DIE
Wall of American Bridge Company
Building at Milwaukee Falls
At This Season Congress Will Be Kept Hunting for Something to Do. News Item.
Washington, Jan. 4. Cook's polar
data is on its way to Washington to
be examined by the National Geograph
ic society. The documents were start
ed from Copenhagen Dec. 21, which
would get them to Washington about
the end of the present week. A com
mittee of the society will examine the
papers and report as early as possible.
President Willis L. Moore of the so
ciety has let It be known he will not
be a candidate for reelection. Some
see in thisjjue pLthe reflections fthi
polar controversy. Moore has been
president of the National Geographic
society five terms. In his letter de
clining further election he expressed
the hope that a successor be chosen
before the polar fight became an in
fluence In the politics of the society.
Cook Data Now In Denmark.
New York, Jan. 4. Dr. Frederick
A. Cook's original polar data, which
Idid not reach the Danish scientists
before the University of Copenhag
en announced that the typewritten
records submitted were insufficient to
establish his claim of having been
the first to reach the north pole,
were delivered to Dr. Torp, formerly
rector of the University of Copen
hagen, more than a week ago, ac
cording to a relative of Dr. Cook.
From the same source it was learned
that Dr. Cook, vio is stli! in se-
rrlrtSTon in a remote corner of Europe
is cnucany in anaunaer ir.e cars
of a Vienna specialift. So serious is
the explorer s condition, it is said,
he has not been informed of the ad
verse decision of the Danish scien
tists. They assert that Mrs. Cook, who
I still has confidence in her husband,
is now at the explorer's bedside.
QUICK ACTION ON
Illinois House Takes Up Three
. Bills With Determination
IN COMMITTEE OF WHOLE
REPUBLICAN INSURGENTS TO BE
GIVEN NO MORE PATRONAGE; RUMOR
Measure Providing for Mine Rescue
Stations Presented When leg
Washington, Jan. 4. A story was cir
culated today among the republican
"Insurgent" members of the house to
the effect that the administration had
definitely decided to withhold from
them their quota of patronage and that
from this time forward the active work
of disciplining the republicans regard
ed by the organization as recalcitrant
would be prosecuted with vigor.
It was reported that a Minnesota in
surgent congressman had been told
his recommendations in regard to the
appointment of postmasters would re
ceive no consideration in future.
Go Into Ills District.
It is asserted several thousand dol
lars has been spent already in the dis
trict of a Wisconsin member to pro
mote the candidacy of a rival republi
can aspirant for his seat.
DARIUS 0. MILLS,
End Comes Suddenly at Winter
Home In California Was in
San Francisco, Jan. 4. Darius Og
den Mills, aged 84, philanthropist and
financier, father of Mrs. Whltelaw
Reld, wife of the ambassador to Great
Britain, and director In many corpora
tions, died at his winter home near
here last night of heart disease. Death
came almost without warning after a
period of better health than Mills had
enjoyed In several years. Mrs. Reid
was the only child at his bedside when
the end came, his son, Ogden Mills,
and wife having started for New York
yesterday, believing the aged financier
to be In excellent condition.
Reld Coming Home.
London, Jan. 4. Ambassador Reid
is arranging to sail for the United
States tomorrow or Saturday to be
present at the funeral of Mrs. Reid's
father, D. O. Mills, who died In Cali
fornia last night.
NEITHER ROADS NOR
Washington, Jan. 4. Negotiations
still are pending between the north
western railroads and striking switch
men. Nothing definite has been done
yet and neither the railway officials
nor the switchmen show any disposi
tion to yield.
CALL MONEY STILL HIGH
Varies During the Day Between G&
and 9 Per Cent.
New York, Jan. 4. Extreme fev
erishness characterized today's
money market and this tone was re
flected in an unsettled condition of
the stock market. The opening rate
of call loans was 9 per cent, from
which it receded to 8& and then re
covered to 9. After the opening de
mand had been met the rate fell to
6 but later the prevailing figure
Best British Cow to Illinois.
New York, Jan. 4. Fortress, ad
Judged the best cow in England, is
among a herd of 110 Jersey cattle
arriving here yesterday and bound
for the farm of T. E. Council at Van
WILLARD OF THE Q
HEAD OF THEB.& 0.
New York, Jan. 4. Oscar Murray,
president of the Baltimore & Ohio,
today resigned. Daniel Williard,
vice president of the Burlington rail
road, was elected as Murray's suc
BAD YEAR FOR
ROBBERS AT CHI.;
Chicago, Jan. 4. An unidentified
man said by the police to have been
an accomplice of Otto Olson, now
under arrest in the attempted rob
bery of the Norwood Park postoflice
yesterday, was shot and killed by the
police here today when he attempted
to escape from a house surrounded
by policemen. This is the third al
leged robber killed by police since
Canned Pears Kill Four.
Sawtell, Col., Jan. 4. Four persons
are dead here and six dangerously ill
of ptomaine poisoning caused by eat
ing canned pears.
Springfield, III., Jan. 4. (Special.)
The house will get quick action on pri
mary legislation. A motion by B. M.
Chiperfield of Canton that the houst
take a recess until 3 o'clock this after
noon and then go into committee of
the whole to consider the primary elec
tion bills was adopted. Speaker Shurf
leff said he was anxious to have the
primary question decided as soon -is
possible and he was willing to work
night and day to that end.
Thr Bills In.
Three new primary elections bills
were introduced in the legislature to
day, one of them, the Cook county re
publican committee bill, was intro
duced in both houses. It provides for
delegate nominations for all candidates
from presidential electors down, the
unit to be the voting precinct with one
delegate for each precinct and one for
every 50 voters.
Would Use Petition.
Senator George P. McConnell, a dem
ocrat, introduced a bill which provides
for nomination by petition only and
wipes out the party circle on the bal
lot at the elections, the voter voting
for each candidate he desires.
The third was introduced. by Repre
sentative P. J. Murray, a democrat of
Cook county, and is on the lines of the
Oglesby bill with the feature declared
unconstitutional by the supreme court
S7.1.000 fur' Rnmr Station.
A bill was introduced in the house
appropriating $75,000 for the establish
ment of rescue stations for miners at
Springfield, Ottawa and Marlon, to be
equipped with oxygen helmets and
other devices from which rescue par
ties can be sent to a mine where an
accident has occurred.
Milwaukee, Jan. 4. Fire In the
local plant of the American Bridge
company last night caused the death
of four firemen who were buried un
der a falling wall, and a financial
loss of about $260,000. The fire
men who were killed were:
CAPTAIN JOHN J. HENNESSEY,
engine company No. 4; skull crushed.
LIEUTENANT DOMINIC O'DON
NELL, truck No. 4; skull fractured.
WILLIAM FOLEY, engine No. 4;
JOSEPH SULLIVAN, truckman.
It was at first thought that the en
tire engine company No. 4 had per
ished, and not until all of the debris
had been removed at nearly midnight
was it determined that there were
no other bodies in the ruins. Sev
eral firemen were injured and sev
eral suffered frost-bitten noses and
ears while fighting the flames.
The engine company which suffer
ed all the casualties was. first to ar
rive and took its station under the
main wall of the factory, a long two
story brick structure.
Norwegian Home Destroyed.
Chicago, Jan. 4. The new building
of the Norwegian old people's home,
which was to be occupied Jan. 15, was
practically destroyed by fire here to
day. The loss is $63,000. Fearing the
fire might spread to the old building
immediately adjoining the 63 inmates
were taken to places of safety after
a small panic. The new home was to
be opened with elaborate ceremonies
and prominent Norwegians from all
parts of the country were planning to
Four Burn in Boarding House.
Fort William, Ont, Jan. 4. Four
persons were burned to death today In
n-Mfh dPRtroyed a bqnralng
Nothing in Taft's Program
to Alarm Honest
VISITED WHITE HOUSE
President Decides to Change
Program Slightly, Sending
' Two Messages.
house. Five others were Injured, be
ing compelled to jump from windows.
Started Firs with Kerosene.
Joliet,- 111., Jan. 4. Starting a fire
with kerosene caused the death of Mrs.
Joseph Bruno and probably fatal in
juries to her sister-in-law, Mrs. James
Glrot, at South Wilmington, today.
JOHN D. JR., HEADS
THE GRAND JURY
Investigation Into Traffic in Girls to
Be Pushed by Son of Richest
NEW OFFICERS CONFIRMED
Reynolds Is First Lieutenant and
Kahlke Second Lieutenant.
Springfield, 111., Jan. 4. Acting
Adjutant General Dickson today is
sued an order confirming the elec
tion for the following officers of
company A, 6th infantry, Rock Is
land: Second Lieutenant James B.
Reynolds to be first lieutenant and
Cosporal William G. Kahlke to be
Confesses Murder by Three.
Wheeling, Jan. 4. Joseph Vastel
lo, a convict in the Moundsville pen
itentiary, has confessed that he and
two other men killed Samuel T. Fer
guson, a wealthy contractor, near
Washington. Pa., on Sept. 25, 1903.
Bordeaux. Jan. 4. Leon De Lagrange,
the noted French aeronaut, was killed
while making a flight here today.
Michigan in Commission.
Philadelphia, Pa.. Jan. 4. The new
battleship Michigan was today placed
in commission at the Philadelphia
navy yard. The Michigan is com
manded by Captain N. R, Usher and
New York, Jan. 4. The district
attorney of New York and the son
of one of the richest men In the
world took up yesterday one directly,
the other Indirectly, as investigation
of the so-called white slave traffic, a
subject that agitated the recent mu
nicipal campaign and more latterly
formed a basis of a report to con
gress. John D. Rockefeller, Jr., Is fore
man of a grand Jury sworn In today,
charged especially with the task of
Inquiring Into the traffic in women,
with a view to rigid prosecution of
an end to sensational slanders
against New York.
The district attorney intimates
that prominent men in the city not
only endorse the Investigation, but
stand ready to aid him in more sub
TO PAY THE DOCTOR
Buyer in Kewanee Deal Comes Out
Badly and Now Asks for
Kewanee. III.. Jan. 4. Sale of a
daughter for $300 by A. H. Mansor to
Ellas Nicola to be the latter's wife is
revealed in the story of the filing of a
suit for divorce by Nicola In the mu
nicipal court here.
Nicola sets forth that he and Mansor
were old friends and when the latter
became 111 a few years ago and con
tracted bills for $300 for medical and
hospital services he proposed to Nicola
that fcr the amount of nig Indebted
ness he would sell his daughter, who
was In Europe, In marriage.
To this proposal Nicola agreed" and
the $300 was paid. Transportation
was sent the daughter, but Nicola was
surprised to find her a mere girl,
seeming only 13 or 14 years old. Th-?y
were married, however, on declaration
of the father that she was 1G, but de
cided not to live together at once on
account of the girl's youth.
As time' passed the girl decided she
did not want Nicola for a husband. He
was desirous of starting housekeeping,
but she persistently refused, bo the
divorce suit followed. Both live her;.
The young woman states she did nor
know she was being married when the
ceremony was performed.
New York, Jan. 4. "I know pret
ty well what the bill will provide
and I can say it need not alarm an
investor nor embarass any railroad
that wants to do business In a
straightforward and orderly man
ner," was the assuring statement
made today by President Brown of
the New York Central lines, who was
one of the six railroad presidents
who conferred with President Taft
yesterday on legislation which the
president will recommend in his mes
sage on interstate commerce.
Makea Another Chance. -Washington,
Jan. 4. Another change
in Taffs program of special messages
to congress was announced today. Th
message on interstate commerce law
will probably not go to congress until
next Monday or Tuesday. The anti
trust message Is still scheduled for
Friday President Taft will send a
message transmitting all papers and
the report of the attorney general con
cerning the Glavis charges against
Secretary Balllnger. It was also stat
ed today verbal changes agreed to In
conference with the railroad presi
dents yesterday would require tho re
printing of both the message on the
interstate commerce law and the
Wickersbam bill embodying the presi
Coaaervatloa Moat Walt.
Aspecfal -message- "otr c6nserYaflC?A
of natural resources, which the presi
dent had hoped to get ready by Mon- i
day next, has been postponed until the
latter part of next week.
Waata $30,000,000 for Caaaervatloa.
Washington, Jan. 4. In a special
message on conservation which the
president will send to congress Mon
day, a loan of $30,000,000 to complete
existing reclamation projects will be
suggested. The loan would probably
be floated as short term bonds or cer
tificates of Indebtedness.
Washington. Jan. 4. Following a
forenoon conference with presidents
of six of the great railroad systems of
the country. President Taft late yes
terday afternoon announced a change
of program In the sending of his
message dealing with interstate com
merce and anti-trust law amend
ments to congress.
The message will be split in two
parts. The section dealing with the
trusts will be sent to congress at
noon Thursday. The section dealing
with interstate commerce law, in
which the railroads are directly in
terested will be deferred until Fri
day noon. The president's special
message on the conservation of nat
ural resources is expected to be ready
for congress next Monday.
Experta CJrenter Attention.
A short time after the railroad
presidents had left the White house
it was announced that the president
still h,oped to have his message ready
for congress on Wednesday. It had
been his original intention to treat on
the two subjects of commerce and
trust amendments. It was said late
yesterday afternoon that the message
would probably receive the greater
attention if divided into two parts,
neither of more than 4,000 words.
FIRE SYSTEM FOR JOLIET
Council Adopt Ordinance Providing
for $110,000 Improvement.
Joliet, HI., Jan. 4. The common
council last night adopted an ordl-'
nance providing for a high pressure
fire Drotectlon system to be Installed
at an estimated cost of $110,000. The
movement has been agitated for
some time and is expected to result
In a reduction of fire Insurance
Washington. Jan. 4. ProMdont Taft
favors a plan to raise the battleship
Maine from the bottom of Havana har
bor and suitably inter the remains of
the sailors who went down with the
ship. The president has Informed
Representative Loud of Michigan ha
desired to see the latter's bill, appro
priatlng money for the purpose, en
acted into law. and that he stood ready
to offer any sort cf support to tr
proposition that could bo urg"Stoil.
Loud will push the meature in the