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FIFTY-XIXTH YEAR. XO. 79.
MONDAY, JANUARY 17, 1910.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
LAST STAND FAILS TO SAVE
JOHN R. WALSH FROM PRISON
United States Supreme
Court Refuses to Re
view His Case.
FIVE YEARS TO SERVE
Former Leading Financier of
Chicago Convicted of Mis
applying Bank Funds.
Washington, Jan. 17. The petition
for a writ of certiorari in the case of
John R. Walsh, former president of
the Chicago National bank of Chicago,
under sentence of five years Imprison
ment In the federal prison at Leaven
worth, Kan., on the charge of misao
plylng funds of the bank, was denied
today by the supreme court of the
Iaat Stand Made.
Chicago, Jan. 17. The denial of
Walsh's petition by the supreme
court of the United States closes the
last chapter in the history of a long
fight for freedom. The convicted
banker ia now powerless to proceed
further in his efforts to escape the
prison bars. The one time bank
president and railroad financier, whr
is now 72 years old, will, within a
few days, be a convict in the federal
prison at Fort Leavenworth, where
he will begin a sentence of 5 years
imposed upon him by United States
District Judge Anderson, March 3,
Bad Ben tn Cuatody.
After the United States circuit
court of appeals had refused Walsb
a rehearing and denied a petition for
a stay of judgment, bail was with
drawn and at the request of his
counsel the court placed him in the
"special custody" of a United States
marshal, where he remained pending
the outcome of his petition to the su
preme court of the United States.
This leniency was granted in order
-that Wale h- might -arrange his pert
sonal affairs preparatory to possible
Convicted la 1908.
Jan. 10, 190 8, Walsh was convict
ed of misapplying funds of the Chl
cago National bank of which he was
president and March 3 of the sasne
year a motion for a new trial was
overruled and he was sentenced to
5 years imprisonment. The same day
he was released on the supersedeas
and immediately appealed his case,
but. the United States circuit court
of appeals, after 15 months affirmed
Dec.' 3 last the same court denied
-l's petition for a rehearing and
the case was finally referred to the
supreme court which refused to re
Habeas Corpus xt.
Walsh received the news of the de
cision at his office and refused to
make any comment or statement. His
secretary said Walsh had received no
official notice of the decision and that
he would not give up hope until he
was officially notified. It was said
John S. Miller. Walsh's attorney,
would begin habeas corpus proceed
ings to prevent Walsh's "removal to
Fort Leavenworth. Miller declined to
discuss the report.
Snow or rain tonight or Tuesday;
colder Tuesday. The lowest tempera
ture tonight will be near the freezing
Temperature at 7 a. m., 34. Maxi
mum temperature in last 24 hours, 34.
Minimum in last 12 hours, 32. Velocity
of wind at 7 a. m., 3 miles per hour.
Precipitation, trace. Relative humid
ity, at 7 p. m. 96, at 7 a. m. 93.
J. M. SHERIER, local forecaster.
Sun sets 4:j. rises 7:17; moon sets
12:10 a. m.; 5:12 a. m., eastern time,
moon at first quarter; 11 p. m., planet
Mars at quadrature with the sun. 00
degrees east thereof; midnight, planet
Mercury at perihelion, nearest the sun;
2:11 a. m.. moon in conjunction with
Mars, passing from west to east of the
planet. 4',& degrees south thereof.
HOW SUFFRAGETTE LOOKS AT IT
TAFT HITS AT
Tells National Civic Federation
Money Should Not Halt
WANTS PATTERN LAW MADE
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The Wife I think it is perfectly beautiful where wife and husband are so perfectly
congenial and with the same political views as in our case.
LIBERALS SEEftl AHEAD IN
THE BRITISH ELECTIONS
said the cardinal, "to put prices 'f
foods on a reasonable basis and any
method which will bung this about I
SCENE OF DEATHS
Three Men Killed by Fumes from
Blasts, 30 Otho-s Barely
Conservation of Resources Up to the
States, Not the National Gov
ernment, lie Says.
JANUARY THAW ON
IN EARNEST NOW?
Weather Bureau Promises' Moderate
Temperature for Possibly En
Washington, Jan. 17. Moderate tem
perature for the season will prevail
throughout the United States during
the next few days and probably during
the entire week. This i3 the predic
tion made last night by the weather
bureau. Some sharp falls in tempera
ture, however, are looked for in the
northern states east of the lake region.
Rain is expected for the next two
days in the plain and central states
and later In the week in the middle
eastern and northeastern states. In
the northern states the precipitation
of the week will be in the form of
snow. Fair weather with temperature
above the season's average is promised
for the southeastern states.
Washington, Jan. 17. With the open
ing address by President Taft compli
menting the organization on the work
it has done in the past and referring
to some important questions of national
moment to which it could lend Its aid,
the National Civic Federation today
began a conference here. Other speak
ers at the opening session were Judge
Alton B. Parker, former president of
the American Bar association, and Gov
ernor Willson of Kgircoolty "- T "
'- Governors Preaeat.'
Present at the opening session, which
was presided over by President Seth
Low, were several state governors here
to attend a conference of their own
which will begin tomorrow, and dele
gates from all parts of the United
States representing various commer
cial, labor and social associations,
among them the American Federation
of Labor, National Grange, Farmers
National congress. National Associa
tion of Life Insurance Presidents, and
National Association of State Boards
l.ovr First Speaker.
Seth Low opened the conference
and closed his remarks by introduc
ing Taft, who was warmly received.
The president in discussing the prop
osition for uniformity in state laws,
said it was the outgrowth of the de
mand on the part of good citizenship
to bring about better conditions in
the social fabric. The president said
there should be uniformity in judic
ial procedure and declared with em
phasis that if anything in the system
deserved attack it was the delay Fhat
could be secured by the wealthy and
he advocated some change in the
form of federal court proceedings
which could be taken as an example
by the states.
Up to Statea to Art.
He thought there is more to be
done by states in the conservation of
resources, even than by the federal
Governor Willson of Kentucky
spoke briefly and was followed by
MAYOR BUSSE SUMMONED
IN CHICAGO BOMB CASE
Chicago, Jan. 17. Surprise was
sprung here today in the trial of Vin
cent Altman, charged with having
thrown the bomb that partially wreck
ed the Central telephone exchange,
when the defense subpoenaed Mayor
Busse, former Mayor Dunne, former
Chiefs of Police Shtppy and Collins,
eight police inspectors and a number
of men said to be interested in gam
bling. Part lea to Conspiracy.
'The defense will seek to prove cer
tain police officials were parrtes to tiis
shifting of the control of gambling
from one faction to another and that
this condition brought about the use
of dynamite, wire cutting and other
outrages by both factions.
DEATH ON RAILWAY
Runaway Freight Jumps Tracks
in Colorado and Four Are
PASSENGER IN COLLISION
One Killed ar3 Ten Injured on Illi
nois Central Crash Near
KILLS KANSAS TAX
ON OUTSIDE FIRMS
Washington, Jan. 17. In the case
of the Western union company vs.
Kansas the supreme court of the
United States today in effect held in
valid the state law of 1S9S requiring
outside corporations to pay a charter
fee for the benefit of state schools un
drt'r penalty of exclusion from the
Leadville, Col., Jan. 17. In a
freight wreck early yesterday morning
on the Colorado Midland railway near
here four men were killed and three
others injured. The dead:
H. C. SMITH. Leadville, conductor.
WILLIS RICH, Cardiff, fireman.
H. D. FAIR. Cardiff, brakeman.
EDWARD DAVENPORT, Van. Mich.
Extra freight No. fi, oastbound, con
sisting of 11 cars, started down the
steep grade from the east portal of the
Bush-Ivanhoe tunnel to Arkansas Junc
tion. The train had gone three miles
when the air failed to work properly.
The speed soon became terrific and
the train roared down the mountain
side. At Windy Point there is a sharp
curve, and the engine and cars left the
track and plunged down a steep preci
pice. Collision on I. C.
Pinckneyville, 111., Jan. 17. One per-
'sbn wa-n?3KaiSothers' Injured
in'conijon'letw5e' 'fe St. Louis
Memphis special on the Illinois Central
bound for St, Louis and a freight train
near this city at G o'clock yesterday
morning, for which Engineer Wiliam
Kinney and Fireman George Eckert of
the freight train crew, both of East St.
Louis, were held responsible by a cor
oner's jury yesterday afternoon. Carl
K. Kitchen of East St. Louis, fireman
on the passenger train, was killed.
The freight ran back to a water tank
a quarter of a mile south of the city on
the special's time. The passenger
train rounded the sharp curve aril
crashed into it head on bpfore the cre-f
could make a move to stop.
Fireman Kitchen was instantly kill
ed. The injured were all in the day
coaches. Miss McKenzie was a hero
ine following the crash, tearing up her
skirts and attending to the injured.
A special train with doctors was sent
from East St. Louis, '60 miles distant,
arriving two hours later.
Overland Limited Wrrrkrd.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Jan. 17. One
passenger was killed, a brakeman was
fatally injured and nine other persons
were seriously hurt in a head on col
lision early yesterday between two fast
passenger trains on the Chicago. Mil
waukee & St. Paul railroad at Key
stone, 25 miles west of here.
Puts Secretary on
Montrose, Col., Jan. 17. Three men
were suffocated by powder smoke and
nitro' fumes in the Gunnison tunnel
yesterday and 30 others barely escap
ed with their lives.
Air currents of the tunnel were re
versed by the concussion of heavy
blasts and the smoke and gases were
blown back upon the miners before
they could reach the portal. The dead:
A. S. HAYNES.
The men were working two miles
from the river portal and all prepared
to fire their holes at the same time.
The air currents were from north to
south, and the miners had retired 200
feet to north of the blast when it was
fired. The air currents reversed im
mediately and the three men were
overcome. A number of those who es
caped are said to be in a precarious
The Gunnison tunnel is the govern-
ment reclamation project opened last
year by President Taft on his western
trip. It will provide water to irrigate
150,000 acres of the Uncompabgre valley.
Gain of Conservatives Not
Enough to Overcome
CONTEST IS STILL ON
First Day's Results Believed to
Indicate What Final Out
come Will Be.
FORtilAt CHARGE" MADE
Misuse of Public Funds in Pay
ing Expenses of Relative
Fire at Sterling.
Sterling, 111., Jan. 17. The Evan
Reed Manufacturing company was
practically destroyed by fire yesterday
morning, the loss being 120.000.
SIX THOUSAND GLEVELANDERS
QUIT MEAT TILL PRICES GO DOWN
French Warship Wrecked.
Minorca, Balearic islands, Jan .17.
The French war sloop, Martial, was
wrecked today on the coast of Min
orca islands. Three of the crew were
ROADS IN CHINA
St. Petersburg, Jan. 17. The coun
cil of ministers has decided the United
States' proposal for the neutralization
of Manchurian railways is net accepta
ble to Russia at present.
OUSE PASSES THE
'ashington, Jan. 17. The house to-
drJr passed the bill granting separate
st Jtehood to New Mexico and Arizona.
BRAZIL ambassador dies
XaOucro Had Represented Country
Washington Since 1005.,
ashington. Jan. 17. Ambassa-
dorjfcNabuco of Brazil died today. He
hadfyepresented his government here
sintll May, 1905. Immediately upon
learning of the ambassador's death,
Pres-tjfaent Taft called at the late dip
lomat's home and le.ft a card.
rrest General for Fraud.
St. 1-tersburg, Jan. 17. Major Gen
eral ASabolevsky was arrested today
in coni?ction with frauds uncovered
recentlA11 tne quartermaster's depart-
Cleveland, Ohio, Jan. 17. The 460
workers in Cleveland factories who
have signed a pledge to abstain from
eating meat until prices go down are
busy proselyting among their fellow
workmen. The foremen and supertn
tendent3 of the shops expect to have
The pledge these men are signing is
1. We as wage earners are will
ing to assist both the state and
municipalities in probing into the
high cost of living, particularly
the cost of meats, which is pro
hibitive. 2. This agitation best can be
come effective if we refrain from
eating meat for a period of 30
3. If this does not bring the
price of meat within the means of
poor people, then we will refrain
from eating meat for 60 days.
Auk Aldrrmrn to "Watch II.
4. We, as citizens, do hereby
ask our representatives in each
councilmanic district and the leg
islative bodies to keep this agita
tion uppermost in their minds and
actions until the result manifests
5. We ask the cooperation of all
persons who are interested In fair
'discussing the high prices of food at
dinner Friday noon. Meat being the
most expensive portion served at the
dinner, the club members decided not
to eat meat at that meal and to see
how they felt when the day's work
was over. Each of the abstainers was
no more fatigued than usual when
night came and then It was decided to
form the 30 day vegetarian club among
the working men.
play and the future of our other
wise prosperous country.
6. This self-denial is to take
effect Jan. 17 and continue hence
forth. The pledge idea originated at a meet
ing of the Superintendents and Fore
men's club, in which practically every
large factory in Cleveland is represent
ed. The superintendents and foremen
of 21 manufacturing plants, employing
not fewer than 6.600 men, promised,
if possible, to induce the men under
them to sign the pledge.
3.1.000 Mar Join Meat strike.
If 6,000 of these men and their fami
lies live up to the pledge it willmean
that approximately 35,000 . Cleveland
ers will abstain from eating meat for
at least 30 days.
The idea of living a vegetarian life
for a set period originated In the mind?
of a few members of the club while
Washington, Jan. 17. Charges
against Secretary of the Interior Bal
llnger and other officials alleging im
proper use of public funds to pay the
private traveling expenses of Ballln
ger's nephew were made in an affidavit
filed today by Representative Hitch
cock, democrat, of Nebraska, with the
house committee on expenditures !n
the interior department.
BmiRht foully Kurnlture.
The affidavits allege the "purchase of
expensive furniture mounting into the
tens of thousands of dollars," and that
SO additional clerks and employes had
salaries increased, and that the salary of
Law Clerk Wright was reduced so that
the money could be given to Ballin
May Have Counsel at Hearing.
Washington, Jan. 17. Senator Nel
son today reported to the senate the
conference report on the resolution
providing for the investigation of the
Ballinger-Pinchot controversy. It per
mits "any official or ex-official" con
cerned to appear personally or by
The report was unanimously adopted
by the senate. The house also re
ceived the conference report, but it
went over until tomorrow.
Democrat Xame Committeemen.
Washington. Jan. 17. The action ol
the caucus of democratic representa
tives in the house chamber Saturday
night indicates that the house mem
bers of the Ballingr-Plnchot investi
gating committee probably will be the
Democrats James of Kentucky and
Rainey of Illinois.
Republican regulars McCall of Mas
sachusetts, Olmsted of Pennsylvania,
Stevens of Minnesota, generally re
ported to have been selected.
Republican "insurgents' Madison
of Kansas, generally understood to be
the insurgents choice.
TEN EMPTY SHELLS
AT MURDER SCENE
Missouri Fanner Arrested for Filling
Another With Shot Claims
Victim Stole Corn.
Trenton, Mo., Jan. 17. James Hum
phreys, a wealthy young farmer, was
arrested yesterday and is in Jail here
as tbo re;i;'t pf nn, inquiry Into.. t.hfl-i
killing of James Hatcher, a farmer who i
was shot from ambush near Lindley, j
Mo., last Friday night. Ten empty j
shotgun shells were found pear Hatch- j
er's body, which was literally filled !
with shot. Neighbors say Humphreys '
had complained his corn was being !
stolen and threatened to shoot the j
thief on sight. A sack of corn was ;
found near Hatcher's body, but his ;
friends ridicule the suggestion that he j
stole the grain. j
GOV. HUGHES NOT
New York, Jan. 17. The Tribune
announces positively Governor
Hughes will not, under any circum
stances, be a candidate for reelection.
The governor, however, says be ha3
made no authoritative announcement.,
HIGH PRICES MUST GO
SAYS CARDINAL GIBBONS
Something Evidently Wrong, Prelate
Declares, hut He !os Not
Washington. Jan. 17. "Most of the
prices for food products are clearly out
of all reason," said Cardinal Gibbons
in an interview last night, "and people
cannot go on paying such prices when
they are not earning any more than
they were some years ago when prices
were not so hign." The cardinal was
unable to assign a reason for the pr
vailing high prices, but he said some
thing "evidently is wrong when many
of the commonest necessities in food
are priced at such enormous fig:ires."
"Something must be done soon,"
TO OPEN COLUMBIA LAND
Secretary of Interior Announce Op
portunity for Homestead Entry.
Washington, Jan. 17. Twenty thou
sand acres of land bordering on the
Columbia river, about 150 miles cn.:t
of Portland. Ore., embraced in the
third unit of the Umatilla irriga'ion
project in Oregon, will bo thrown open
to homestead entry at U o'clock Feb.
10. This announcement was mado
yesterday by the secretary of the in
terior. Within this tract opportunity will he
given to take up a farm varying i:i
size from 10 to 40 acres, upon which
the charge for building the irrigation
system is $C0 an acre, payable f IS ppr
acre at the time of making entry and
$8 per acre annually thereafter. The
land all lies below an elevation of CO
feet above sea level.
STEAD MUST ANSWER
Humphrey Overrules Iioniurrcr in -Cent
Springfield, Jan. 17. Judge Hum
phrey, in federal court Saturday ov
erruled the demurrer of Attorney
General Stead in the case involving
the constitutionality of the 2-cent
fare law, . and directed that Stead
file answer to the petition of the re
ceivers of the Chicago, Peoria and
St. Louis railroad company within
10 days. The receivers had procur
ed a temporary injunction restrain
ing the enforcement of the 2-cent
law. The attorney general contend
ed that the federal court had no jur
isdiction in a case where all parties
were" residents of one state.
London, Jan. 17. In the election to
day 104 seats are contested. Laat
year the unionists held 36 of those,
liberals 62 and laborltes 16. John E.
Redmond, for Waterford City, and six
other Irish nationalists were returned
(rawmllvfi Admit Defeat.
London, Jan. 17. Sunday gave a
welcome respite from the strenuous
work at the election stations and an
opportunity for calm reflection ov?r
the prospects of both parties striving
to gain control of the government.
Although both sides preserve a san
guine air of confidence, it is evident
that the conservatives have abandoned
hope that their party will form the
next government. The utmost they
dare to expect is that the liberal ma
jority will be reduced in the next par
liament so as to place the liberals at
the mercy of the nationalists.
Majority for Liberal.
An estimate made yesterday after
careful calculation by a well known
unionist, based on Saturday's pollings,
gives the liberals and laborltes a clear
majority of 00 or 100 over all partiei,
which would provide the liberal gov
ernment with a good working major
ity. Many of the unionists, howevsr.
are less despondent. They do not b
lieve that the liberals will finish the
election with so good a record as this.
Galna br I'DtonUta.
ljodoj, Jan. n.rUua-Oral. engage,
ment in the fight for tariff reform, a
great navy and the supremacy of the
lords as against free trade, reform of
the house of lords and home rule,
ended Saturday night with neither'
party in a commanding position. The
results of the polling tend to confirm
the forecast that the liberals will re
tain control of the government with a
greatly reduced majority. The union- '
ists have gained an encouraging num
ber of seats, although less than the
2D which they expoctcd to take away
from the liberals out of the 74 balloted
Asm I nut Liberal.
The popular vote go-a strongly
nainat the liberals. The nii-mbers of
that party who hold seat3 won them
by majorities ranging from SO to 60
per cent below their majorities In
lf06. except in a few boroughs where,
special conditions figured In the cam
paign. The popular votes polled by ths
liberals for the 12 London scats show
a stronger hold on power than in thj
provinces. The majority of the Lon
don boroughs were labor districts. Of
thso the unionists carried five, thre"?
being capturel from the liberal col
umn, but by small margins.
Sominnrjr of Situation.
At the cloro of the general election
Saturday the standing of the various
parties, inclfdin uncontested P"a(8,
was as follows:
Unionists, 43: liberals. 3.7; labor-it".-,
C; nationalists. 5.
1'nirnist gains. 18; liieral gains, 3;
laborite gains over liberals, 1; no
Of the 12 seats eontertPd In London,
tho liberals hold seven, the unionists
live, three of thr !attr being pain In
North Lanibeth, Hrlxton and Fullham.
RICKARD SIGNS UP
AT SALT LAKE CITY
Salt Lake, I'tah, Jan. 17. A contract
was signed today by "Tex" Rlckard
for the use of the bicycle track arena
for the Jeffries-Johnson contest July 4.
DAUGHTER OF REVOLUTION
Mrs. Maria Robinson Dies at Age of
lOG Cousin of U. S. tirant, ,
tftica. N. Y.. Jan. 17. -Mrs. Maria
Robinson of Bridgewateit, who cele
brated her lOCth anniversary Xov. 4,
1909, is dead. Her ancestors fought
In the revolutionary war. She was a
cousin of the late General U. S. Grant.
Prominent Ohioan Dead.
Logan, Ohio. Jan. 17. Judse S. H.
Bright died today after a brief, illnes3.
He waa formerly state senator.
KNAPPEN NAMED BY TAFT
Xabuco Had i:epreentd Ceuntry at
I.urtnn on lieneh.
Washington. Jan. 17. The president
today sent 10 the senate t hr nomina
tion of United States District Jud?e
Loyale Knappen of Michigan to suc
ceed Judge Lurton as Judge of the
United States circuit court of th
Sixth circuit. Arthur C. Dnnlm of
Michigan was nominated to succeed
Knappen on the district bench.
Evansvllle, Ind., Jan. 17. Crowds if
depositors today assembled In front
of the Citizens' National bank, which
has temporarily suspended pending an
investigation "by examiners. There ar
$1.400,M0 deposits on the bank's book.
The bank's total assets are 11.900,000,
and capital and surplus $2u7,OO0.