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SJLANB ARGU FIFTY-NINTH YEAR. NO. 109. MONDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1910. TEN PAGES. PRICE TWO CENTS. NEARLY 300 GARS BURN 1 STREETS Sunday Mobs Destroy Street Car Property at Philadelphia THE WEATHER Snow tonight or Tuesday, no de cided change in temperature. The lowest temperature tonight will be j about 10 to 15 degrees below zero. Temperature at 7 a. m., 11. Maximum temperature in last 24 hours 34, mini mum in 12 hours 11. Velocity of wind at 7 a. m. 12 miles per hour. Precipi tation .24. Relative humidity at 7 p. m. S9, at 7 a. m. 92. J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster. ASTRONOMICAL EVENTS. Sun sets 5:38. rises 6:39: moon sets 6:20 a. m.; 2 a. m.. eastern time. Jupi ter's satellites Nos. 1 and 2 missing. ROADS LOSE GASES EE U. S. Supreme Court Hands Down Important Decision DAVENPORT IS NOT ON LIST City's Name Absent from Those Having Great Western Circuit Races. OB IN DIFFERENT STATES DCCIII T nr TUC CTDI!Ca nearby siding was forced across ntoULI Ul I fill O I illlM-j the street to block the possible ar- i rival of fire engines. The pins were ! withdrawn from the car wheels, and ! every precaution taken to prevent the ; moving of the car after the torch ' had been applied to the cotton waste ! with which it had been filled. Be , fore another car at Fifth avenue and ! Somerset streets was set on fire it was TOTAL IN PURSES $722,000 Red Letter Meeting at Columbus Sept 19, $100,000 Being Given Out. Chicago, Feb. 21. Purses aggregat ing $722,000 will be distributed on the EMBER OF JURY M M Inquisitorial Body at Cairo Will be Dissolved By Judgo COURT TAKES RECESS , Minnesota Lines Must Pay 4 Great Western trotting circuit during lomparative Quiet Follows Day of Rioting and Operations Are Resumed. Per Cent Tax on Gross Earnings. Washington, Feb. 21. Minnesota to- raised from, the tracks with stone : day won a complete victory over the blocks. Philadelphia, Feb. 21. In spite of yesterday's severe rioting the Phila delphia Rapid Transit company start ed early its morning schedule today without apparent interruption by strik- i Operators ere nr their nvmrathizprs. Motormen and conductors, who had slept in the barns on cots provided by the com pany, manned the cars protected by policemen on both platforms. Not a missile was thrown, however, on the early morning trips. The cars car ried few passengers. Claims Do Xot Agree. The strikers claim 6,400 men out Df about 7,000 are on strike and that the company is running cars with strike breakers and power house em ployes. The company declares Xt Is operating 600 cars with its own em ployes and has imported no men. Ulnw l p a Car. Philadelphia, Pa., Feb. 21. There was a serious riot in the mill district this afternoon. Dynamite was ex ploded under a car and it was broken and completely wrecked. There wer? no passengers and previous to the dy namiting the mob ordered the crew off the car. GOAL MEN-REFUSE at Peoria Vote Against Interstate Con ference With Men. Great Northern and Great Western railways .when the supreme court of the United States affirmed the deci sion of the state court holding the rail- the coming season, according to the announcement made by President Kel ler today. The meeting at Columbus, Ohio, which will last two weeks be ginning Sept. 19, will be the red letter, with purses of $100,000. Detroit will distribute $55,000 at Its meeting be ginning Aug. 2. I.lat of Datea Given Out. The following list of meetings, with the opening dates and amount of purses, was given out: Troops Continue on Guard in City Rumors of Trouble Are Thick. Cairo, in., Feb. 21. Because of the great excitement here and to Jessen the danger of further mob violence Circuit Judge Butler today adjourned court for two weeks. The grand jury will probably be dissolved this after- Congress Note KEEP ILLINOIS SEPARATE Union Conference at Same Place Takes Action Indicating Belief Strike Is Certain. Peoria, 111., Feb. 21. The Illinois Coal Operators' association, repre sented by six leaders from Chicago, made point blank refusal to the proposition for an interstate confer ence on the demands of the miners, at a private meeting here yesterday. The demanded a joint conference with only the Illinois miners. President A. J. Moorehead, T. W. Lukins, C. F. Scroggs. J. W. Grear. The police arrived and with 1 H. M. Taylor and E. T. Bent, all of drawn revolvers cowed the mob. Sev eral arrests were made. Oeatroj- 207 Cam. Philadelphia. Feb. 21. Two hun dred and ninety-seven cars destroy- Chicago, met with President Duncan McDonald, Secretary Frank J. Hayes 'and several executive board members of the miners. No C'banxe tn Attitude. ed. scores of persons injured, and J 5-0.; Peoria, Feb. 21. The second weekj strike sympathizers arrested is the j of the United Mine Workers' conven result of the second day's rioting j tlon opened this morning with no j tn connection with the strike of the j change in the relations between the employes of the Philadelphia Rapid ; miners and operators. The hitter have , Transit company yesterday. The disorders stopped only when the company last night decided not to attempt to operate its lines until loday. By the time this decision was made conditions had become so ser- as vet shown no inclination to recede 1 from their position of refusing to meet j the miners in an interstate conference, j Indicates Strike. j er and Secretarv Haves for the nav-! ious that Mayor Reyburn had sworn ..,. of sa,arifis aml P,pnsos to hoi in 3.000 extra police and had issued a proclammation enforc:ng the riot act and placing the city under what practically was martial law. Ilrrlde on Gfnrrnl Strike. The traction company has demand- ; ed the protection of the city in oper-' ating its lines and in answer to this the executive committee of the Cen i delegates to the annual convention of the United Mine Workers has had a tendency to cause the belief that a strike is inevitable. The delegates: ; communicate with their locals to j prepare for a crisis. j The convention adopted a resolu-! tion in substance as follows: ! "In view of the fact that living ex- j Mm CAEwiiS their husbands and men relatives to shoot to kill if attacked.- Like Grand Jury Quia. . The coroner's inquest resolved it- j self into more of a grand Jury quiz than the usual formal proceedings, j The jury, composed of business men, showered questions on the negro dep- ! ; utles who were witnesses Saturday j with such rapidity that the negroes ; t became confused and alarmed. The ; jurymen tried to learn which one of j the negroes fired the steel Jacketed bullet that killed Halliday. They got admissions that the negro dep-j utles nred indiscriminately, into the crowd with shot guns and revolvers, but none would admit having used a Swiss rifle with which it Is supposed Halliday was killed. Nearroea Marked Mem. The Investigation adjourned until Monday after 16 witnesses had been examined. The six negroes who par ticipated In the firing on the mob are said to be marked men since their names became public. The killing of a white man and the wounding of several others by negroes brought protests from even the conservative element. Sheriff Nellis testified that he used the negroes because he could not find regular deputies, nor the local militia company officers, nor white men who would answer his call for help. HISTORY IN THE MAKING INENGLAND British Parlamcnt Formal ly Opened by King Edward. LORDS WILL SURVIVL NO MORE EXPERTS Grand Jury Witnesses in Swope j Case Are Those Near the Family. CALL EXECUTOR OF ESTATE i Itclatives of the Victims Will Summoned Investigation Is Thorough. Speech from Throne Is Rebuke to Extremists Among Liberals. Be Kansas City, Feb. 21. Persons vital ly interested in the outcome of the in vestigation of the Swope mystery to-; j day be gan to give testimony befo-e j ! the grand jury. John O. Paxton, ox- j i ecutor of the swope estate", who has j j formally charged Dr. Hyde with the : murder of Colonel Swope, was before 1 ; the grand jury several hours. Paxton has been very reticent in the discus- '. sion of the Swope sensation and he , was expected to give the grand jury I j much information bearing on the cass London, Feb. 21. Parliament wn opened formally this afternoon by King Edward, and is now fully organ ized and ready for work. The etate opening was marked by all the pomp and pageantry associated with these occasions since the accession of Ed ward MI. The. royal progress through the troop lined streets from Bucking ham palace to the palace at Westmin ster drew the usual huge crowds. Hlatory In the Making t Today's ceremony had an attraction all its own. Uppermost in the minds of the thousands who witnessed the spectacle In the 6treets and among the occupants of the red clothed benches in the gilded chamber was the thought of the forthcoming fight which threatens the very existence of thp hereditary house of peers, and tha conjecture whether they were specta tors of acts preluding historic changes in the centuries old 'institutions of Oreat Britain. The ceremony, itself, did not differ outwardly from scores of previous , state openings, except In the presence I close to the throne of Prince and Prin ! cess Henrv of Prussia. The former ; that Vlf ti n Tint .fr A v 11! trr,t ! wore the uniform- of an officer of the jjieti in tier Home. r Mrs. Ix)gao -6. Swope", sister-in-law ! of Colonel Swope and mother of Chris ! man Swope, also testified today. Both her home where later I men died in ' there was j fever. Mi. S vone's daughters. Mar i garet and Kucy Ix-e, will supply th grand jury with important testimony probably tomorrow. VVltneaaea to Be Many. Virgil Conkling, county prosecutor, said today many witnesses are yet ;o be heard and the grand jury will be in session all this week. During- the Remaining Portion of Congress the Insurgents Will Make Many Pointed Attacks on the Speaker. Xows Item. ! tral Labor union yesterday decided penses have risen from 50 to 100 per to call a sympathetic strike of every cent, it is necessary for laboring men union man in the city in case the to organize into one solid body, there- authorities put in effect their threat to operate the cars with policemen and firemen. The most seriously injured person in yesterday's rioting was 1 year old Viola Heaven, who was shot, in the abdomen by a stray hulle; from i policeman's revolver, as she was stepping from her home at 929 North Thirteenth street, while a mob" was attacking five trolley cars in front if the house. Sn-ond f.lr! Victim. One other victim of the rioting wa i girl. She was Mary Devlin, aged 16. The girl was hit in the leg by a stray bullet from a policeman's re volver, which was fired while the of ficers were attempting to check a mob trying to destroy cars at Twenty-sixth and Wharton streets. George Feltsaup. aged 22 years, a nurse in the Friends' asylum, also was struck by a stray bullet while hastening to a train. His condition is not regarded as critical. The rioting was widespread, out breaks occurring in practically every section of the city. Passengers and ?rrws were driven from the cars by nfuriated mobs of strike sympathiz ers, and in scores of instances the ibandoned cars were burned or oth ?rwise destroyed. Peace In Momfne. During the morning cars were run with little difficulty except in the mill district of Kensington, where rars were stoned. At 1 1 o'clock the transit company officials announced '.hat tars were running on their reg ular Sunday" schedule, but shortly af terwards riots were reported from scores of widely separated localities. At i Twenty-sixth and Wharton streets, in the southern section of the city, a, mob of boys drove the con ductor and motorman from their posts, and after the four women pas sengers! had left the car, set it on fire witfc waste taken from a nearby freight tar. The following car was also stopped and was being set on , fire whej a detachment of police and , a chemiful engine reached the scene, j riote Attentttra to DetailM. fore, be it resolved that each union discuss the matter oughly." local roads liable to the 4 per cent grosj earnings tax. Kaunas I.avr In Good. Upholding the constitutionality of! the law creating the railroad commis-j tMon of Kansas th' supreme court of j SHOT IS FATAL TO EGYPTIAN PREMIER thor- the United States today affirmed the ! judgment of the supreme court of , Kansas in Issuing an injunction to Voting Xationalist Shoots Houtros Pasha to Avenge Act of (iov rrmnent. Cairo. Egypt. Feb. 21. Boutros Pasha Ghali, the Egyptian premier and minister of foreign affair?, shot by a student yesterday, died today. The assassin, who is in custody, is a na tionalist and declares he sought to avenge certain acts of the government which were displeasing to the nationalists. i compel the Missouri Pacific to operate j a passenger train from Madison, Kan., i i to the Kansas-Missouri state line. 1 'Went Virginia In Victor. 1 West Virginia today won a substan- j ; tial victor- in the supreme court over Maryland in a dispute over the bound ary lino. Commissioners were ordered appointed 10 survey a new boundary in accordance with the claim of West ; Virginia. j Hond Attain lilt. i The constitutionality of the statute! of South Carolina as construed by th '! state courts requiring railroads (loins : a local business to pay a penalty of $."( if they fail to adjust within 9i) : days a claim for loss of goods in trans portation was today upheld by the su- j July 4, Fort Wayne. !nd., $20,000. July 11, Terre Haute, Ind., $23,000. July IS. Grand Rapids. Mich., $31,000. July 25, Kalamazoo. Mich., $10,000. Aug. 2, Detroit. Mich.. $".". 000. Aug. 9, Cleveland, Ohio. $30,000. Aug. It;, Peoria. 111., $13,000. Aug. 20, Galcsburg, 111., $20,000. Aug. 30, .Toliet. III.. $15,000. Sept. K.'lfamline, Minn.. $31,000. Sept. -12, Milwaukee. Wis.. $25.0flO. Sept. 10. Columbus. Ohio. $10n.000. Oct. 5. Springfield, 111.. $20,000. Oct. 15, Dallas. Texas, $35,000. Nov. I.'eI Paso. Texas. $15.f00. Nov. 0. Phoenix. Ariz.. $25,000. Oklahoma City was given the dates of Oct. 10 to II, and will distribute purses of $20,000, C Itlen Are Admitted. The following cities were admitted: Grand Rapid?. Wheaton. Insing, Fort Wayne, Cleveland and Detroit. G. A. Keller of Peoria was reelected president today, W. 11. Smillinger of Galesburg, secretary and treasurer. j noon. Sheriff N'cllis alleges that at i least one member was present in the j crowd during the attack on the jail, of continuous tests of Nebraska seed ! Neuron for Another Thief. J com, the Commercial club of Omaha ! Cairo, 111., Feb. 21. The police announced today on!y 27J2 per cent of searched the city last night for a (British nary, of wh!ch-hf-ws recent ly appointed admiral of the fleet. Fvery corner' of the chamber was filled and the varied colorings nf neers'. hishons' and iudees' robes, the an epidemic of typhoid ; ro,m diplomatic, naval and military uniforms, with the beautiful gowns of the richly Jeweled women, made' the scene one of brilliancy. Outlines MlnlMtertal t'ampalam. King Edward this afternoon. In tna speech from the throne, outlined the plan of the ministerial campaign against the house of lords as follows: "Recent experiences have disclosed serious difficulties due to recurring differences of strong opinion between the two branches of the legislature. Proposals will be laid before you with nil convenient speed to define the re- Omaha, Neb., Feb. 21. As a result Nations between the houses of parlia- ONLY 27 1-2 PER CENT OF SEED CORN GROWS AMERICAN HOG IS i preme court. AGAIN ON THE RISE JAPS' T00 WILL BAR FOREIGN OWNERSHIP Galesburg Octogenarian Burns. Galesburg. 111.. Feb. 21. Edward Tracy, aged SO. was burned to death yesterday in a fire that destroyed his home. Chicago. Feb. 2 1 . The American i hoe added 2 K' cents today to his! price record for the year and sold ' at $!.50 topping all previous records since 1 S 70. negro suspected of purse snatching. Feeling still is running high against the negroes. Intensity was added to this sentiment yesterday af ternoon when negroes, it is charged, made insulting gestures at the per sons in the funeral procession fol lowing the body of Alexander Halli day. killed Thursday night in an at tack on the jail. Nearly 500 residents attended Hal liday s funeral and accompanied the body to Mounds, 111., in a special train. As the train was passing through the negro district east of Cairo, members of the funeral party rbarge. an insulting demonstration was made. Dlxt urtiaiu'p n (irnif An unidentified man caused a dis turbance at the ceidetery by demand ing permission to make a speech over the grave, but he was hurried away lie said he was a friend of Halliday and that he had been run out of town by the police. The military continued to patrol the streets yesterday. Several snial crowds were dispersed during the the corn held by farmers for seed in Nebraska will g-ow NEW PLAN OF LAND DRAWING IS TRIED Secretary Ballingcr Finds 200 Are Already in Une for Opening March 1. WOMAN SLAIN; HUSBAND NEAR, DOES NOT KNOW Tillman Still Rallies. Washington. Fob. 21. After a Tokio. Feb. 21. A bill was intro-' consultation this morning Tillman's day. but no demonstration of any duced in the diet, today, providing ' physicians issued a bulletin stating moment took place. The bitterness that no foreigners may own land in , the senator continues to improve, the -against the negro element is inanl Japan unless he is a native of a coun-j paralysis is much less complete than : Tested in threats and rumors of fu- try which permits Japanese to own '. yesterday and the outlook is enconr- ture demonstrations. Women land within its boundaries. j aging. carrying revolvers and are urged by Washington. Feb. 21. Unwilling that a record breaking endurance tost should be held with the approval rf the government. Secretary Balllnger has adopted a novel plan for the allot ment of the 40 acre farms at Yuma. Cnl.. March I. The secretary was in formed by telegraph that more than 2i. men and women had already form ed in line before the land office in Ios Angeles, so as to be the first on hand on March 1. Cards will be distributed and at any time up to March lo the applicant may make application for an;, of the 172 farms. If those apply ing for a certain farm cannot dec-id-? among themselves the governmen' will pick the lucky person by lot. REAL LIVE POLITICAL GOSSIP FROM THE NATIONAL CAPITAL Clay Clement, Actor, Dies. Kansas City. Feb. 21. ( lay Cle ment, the actor, died suddenly this are morning of uramelc poisoning. Clement was born in Woodford coun ty. III., in 1 ;:;. After graduating from the I'niversi'y of Chicago he read law in Chicago find became an actor In 1 SS J. Hhe was successful as a play wright as well as a star. Storm Ike. Iowa, Feb. 21. Mr;. Guy Roberts, wife of a wealthy farmer near Marathon, was mysteriously mur dered in the summer kitchen of her BY TAV. ! of dissolution. Fear of defeat in the : your ballot?", only 1.0S3 named fSpecia! CniTfsijnndian'p of The Argus.) j aonrofichine congressional elections Taft. in other words, nearly two- Washington. Feb. Elected) s s,rong in the breast, of every re- president of the United States a year publican stalwart. But even this is j thirds of the republican editors are! dissatisfied with the Taft adminis-' Close attention to details was ' body. ago last. November by a large major-I not all. itv; entering office with a solid, com-I One-half of the rank and file of the home today. No motive for the crime pact and powerful political organiza-j republican party, not politicians, but has been discovered. The husband i tion back of him. President Taft to- j average citizens who vote the repub was in the house at tTie time, but j day finds that during his brief occu-llican ticket, have lost their confi says he did not hear the struggle, j pancy of the White house all has ! dence in those who are managing the Later, wondering at her continued ab- been changed. ! government under thi Taft adminis- sence, he went outside and found the The one-time excellently disciplin-1 .tration. Out of 3,C27 republican ed republican organization, the very 'editors west of the Alleghenies who il r shown by, those engaged in wrecking Henrv Johnson, a firm hand was solidarity of which has for these answered the Chicago Tribune's and burning the cars. Before the j arrested this afternoon charged wjth , many years been refying defeat in j query: "If you could vote for presi first car as burned a freight car on the murdering of Mrs. Bobarts. it-he elections. U now rent to the ooint ' dejjX today or wlitan would you cant tration. In the straw ballot taken! among Its life members by the Sue-i cess magazine the question was ask-j ed: "Are you satisfied with the first nine months of the administration of; President Taft?" Of the republicans, I 3.092 voted "yes." 2.490 voted "no,"! and 2,778 declined to vote at all. , MISSING TOO NINA SAID TO BE YET AFLOAT ment so as to secure the undivided authority of the commons over finaneo and its predominance In legislation. Will .le l.nricer Power. These measures. In the opinion )t my advisers, should provide that this house should be ro constituted and empowered as to exercise Impartially !n regard to proposed legislation, th functions of initiation and rcvlMoo subject to proper safeguards." Itend la Four Minute. The reading of the speech occupied ; only four minutes and at Its close their ! majesties returned and the recession ' was suspended for two hours. Amer ican Ambassador Held and William Phillip, secretary of the American em bassy, were among the diplomats pres ent. During th- Intermission tho speech was the subject of Keen analy sis jn the lobbies of both houses. Ilnve Krbiikeal KitreniUf a. It was recardf-d as evident the cabi net had decided against the extremists who desire the abolition of the upper chamber ?nd is anxious to deprive thj lords of the power of veto. Ilnrreil from Flertloaa. The first business in commons was the adoption without division of a mo tion directing a sessional older pro hibiting; peers from participating !n 'elections. This stejt followed natural ly on the recent elections In which the peers were prominent in the hust ings. At the conclusion of this busi ness delists on the address to thi speech ftom the throne was com- , meiiced. CnMnet In Filled. ! London, Feb. 21. Premier As (luith has filled the vacancies In the .'ministry, which Is an indication that j he at least expects the government to pass safely through the crisis. The I new ministers are: j William Wedgewood flenn and Er ! nest Joseph Soarca. Junior lords of I the treasury. i Edwin Samuel Montague, under secretary for India. ! Cecil William Norton, assistant j postmaster general. I Mr. Norton succeeds Sir Henrj! Norman, who failed of election. Newport News, Va., Feb. 21. It Is Senator Smith Much Better, reported at Fort Monroe the missing ! Washington. Feb. 21. Senator navsl tun Nina has Keen fnitnri nn the ! Kmith oP Michigan continue to 1m- But Mr. Taft thinks he is traveling coact of Vj ini where it W2S driverl j rove and his condition today Is re the right path. He does notthnik,by the storm whjch jt wa, thought j ported as most encouraging for a (Cuatinu4 m Vvge Siw 1 seut ?t ta thm hotXom of th Atlantic. I gecedy recovery.