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FJFTY-NINTH YEAK. NO. 130.
THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 1910.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
President Kept on the Go
From Early Morn
MAKES TWO SPEECHES
City Gayly Decked Out in Green
for St. Patrick's Day
Chicago, March 17. Fairly burled la
green emblems, banners and bunting.
Chicago today received President Taft
as its guest in one of the biggest St.
Patrick's day celebrations the city has
ever known. From the time he step
ped off his special train at 7:57 a. m.,
the president saw hardly a building or
an individual that was not decorated
in green. Met at the station by a na
tional guard regiment, and a large re
ception committee. President Taft
swung Into the line of the St. Patrick's
day parade which marched through
Michigan avenue to the down town dis
trict, and escorted him to the LaSalle
To Pat tn Long Day.
The president came to Chicago as the
guest of the Irish Fellowship club, and
the entire day until his departure for
Rochester. N. Y., at 11 o'clock tonight
is crowded with events. After meet
ing the local endowment committee
of the American Red Cross society. It
was arranged to have him, attend a re
ception given by the Chicago News
paper dub, and then at noon visit the
-Traffic club. Luncheon by the Irish
Fellowship club was scheduled for half
an hour later, and a brief rest was al
lowed the president to prepare for his
'appearance at the Auditorium at 3 p.
.so. to deliver an Address. xin "Oonserva-4
Tr Receprloava tn Aftenooa.
Two receptions In the afternoon were
planned, to be followed at 6 p. m. by
the banquet of the Irish Fellowship
club. Fifty er.uare feet of sod brought
from Ireland 4ere put in the banquet
Her JTaane mm Mad.
Soon after the president had left the
train the procession was halted about
five minutes-, owing to repeated at
tempts of a woman named Jennie Mud
to get Into the automobile containing
the president and party. The woman
struggled violently with the detectives,
,who essayed to stop her, and the
scene occasioned considerable excite
ment among the throng on the street.
The woman was finally subdued and
arrested. No weapon of any kind was
found on her person.
Says People Think, for Selves.
The president made an impromptu
speech to the Newspaper club. He
expressed himself as greatly Interested
In the work of newspaper men, spoke
kindly of the labors of reporters and
discussed editorial statements made in
certain classes of newspapers, some of
which he thought created a sense of In
justice. He believed, however, the
people are beginning to discriminate
and make up their minds regardless
of the fact that statements are made
by a certain paper or by a particular
correspondent. The president has been
made an honorary member of the traf
fic club of Chicago, and today ac
knowledged the election.
Refers to Railroads.
He made reference to railroads and
their relation to law. "I am ready to
condemn railroads," he declared, "when
they violate the law. I am ready to fa
vor laws that will so regulate com
merce as to make all things equal." He
declared the people of the United
States fair and that they will do Jus
tice when presented with the facts.
No Time to Write Speeches.
At the hotel the president chatted
for a moment with reporters. The
president said he had found no time
to write either his conserve . "-"oeech J
or his "St. Patrick's" address as
termed his scheduled banquet effort to
night, in advance.
At the Auditorium .this afternoon a
great audience showed Intense inter
est In conservation as expounded by
40,000 la Kfw Torfc Parade.
New York, March 17. Irishmen of
New York by tens of thousands Joined
today in carrying out a program ar
ranged for on of the most elaborate
celebrations of St. Patrick's day the
city has witnessed. Forty thousand
were in the parade.
Referred to in Congress.
Washington, March 17. St. Pat
rick's day was referred to by Chap
lain Couden today when he opened
the session of the house with an in
vocation, "We thank Thee," the
chaplain prayed, "that good men do
live to Inspire, ennoble arid purify
those who come after them, that to
day the name of Ireland's patron
saint be .hallowed in the .hearts of
men Irrespective of race oS creed, in.
Fair tonight and Friday; moderate
Temperature at 7 a. m.. 34. Maxi
mum in 24 hours, 60; minimum In 12
hours, 33. Precipitation In 24 hours,
none. Wind velocity at 7 a. m., 5
miles. Stage of river at 7 a. m., 7.5
feet, a rise of .7 feet in 24 hours. Rela
tive humidity, last evening 47, this
J. M. SHBRIER.
(From noon today until noon tomor
row.) Sun sets 6:05, rises 6:02; moon
sets 1:49 a. m.; 10:29 p. m., eastern
time, moon at first quarter In constella
recognition of his potent self-sacrificing
devotion in carrying the light
of the gospel to a benighted people."
END OF TESTIMONY
Postoffice Clerk's Testify to Renting
of Mail Boxes by Maybray
Council Bluffs, Iowa, March 17. The
government today placed on the stand
postoffice clerks of South Bend. Ind.,
San Francisco and New Orleans, and
Postoffice Inspector Ranger of Cres
ton, Iowa, to testify regarding the al
leged renting of postoffice boxes In
those cities by the men now on trial in
the Maybray swindle cases, and to
Identify the men who rented them.
The government will probably rest late
STILL HOPE FOR
Knapp and Xeill at Chicago Confer
ring With Companies and
Chicago, March '17. Chairman
Knapp of the interstate commerce
commission and Commissioner of La
bor Neill are today in conference
with railroad representatives and
union men in an effort to settle the
differences. Railroad officials are
still hopeful today that the interven
tion of the-federa ttuthorities-wonld"
result In a peaceful solution of the
Cloud Clears at New York.
New York, March 17. The New
York Central lines reached a tacit un
derstanding last night with the Broth
erhood of Trainmen and the Order of
Railway Conductors that there will be
FIVE FOUND MURDERED
Perpetrators of Crime In Texas Es
cape and Lieave no Clew.
Houston. Texas, March 17. Piled in
confusion in a corner of a little shack
in Houston Heights, the bodies of Mr.
and Mrs. Gus Schultz, their 3-year-old
daughter and 6-months-old son, and
Walter E. Hymann, a boarder, were
found vesterdav. The murders evi
dently were committed Friday by some
person or persons who made their es
cape. No clew was found.
TILLMAN IS GOING SOUTH
Senator Will Try to Recuperate at
South Carolina Home.
Washington, March 17. Senator Till
man with his wife and two daughters
left Washington for his home in Tren
ton, S. C, yesterday. The senator,
who a few weeks ago was at death's
door, Is well enough to walk, and his
physicians declared there was no dan
ger in his traveling. It is probable he
will go abroad for a rest after he has
Railroad is Fined $10,000.
Louisville, March 17. In the federal
court yesterday the Louisville & Nash
ville railroad pleaded guilty on 10
counts in eight indictments charging
rebating, and Judge Evans imposed a
fine of $l,0CO for each count, a total
Galesburg Man Shot Dead.
Galesburg, 111., March 17. The body
of Eric O. Johnson, a well-to-do citizen,
who disappeared from his home Tues
day, -was found last night in an old
barn east of town, a bullet wound In
his head. It is thought the case is one
ROUNDS IN NEW
Xenia, Ohio, March 17. A three
round fist fight under Queenstferry
rules that took place in the basement
of the New Reformed church has stir
red religious circles here deeply. The
principals were Cleveland men work
ing on the roof of the new structure.
The men fought first on the roof and
then went to the basement to settle
their difficulty. Three-minute rounds
were fought and at the end of the third
round one of the men was so thorough
ly whipped he packed up his tools and
left town. "
Miners at Cincinnati Con
sider Final Disagree
ment. OPERATORS ARE FIRM
Joint Subcommittee Unable to
Pass Any of Concessions
Cincinnati, Ohio, March 18. When
the miners' convention . received the
report from President Lewis on the
inability of the sub-scale committee to
reach an agreement, it adjourned until
afternoon to be prepared to consider
a possible final disagreement.
Developments indicatethat the strike
of 400,000 coal miners in Pennsylvania,
Ohio, Indiana and Illinois is almost a
The special convention of the union
has been in session three days waiting
for this joint subcommittee to report,
and it is freely prophesied by the
1,500 delegates in attendance that if
the operators refuse to grant increased
wages and Saturday half holidays
nothing will keep the miners In the
four states named above from going
on strike April 1.
Member of Conference Sees Strike.
Charles E. Maurer of Cleveland, who
has been a leader in the conferences,
says that he does not think the wage
question can be settled and honestly
looks for the miners to leave their
work March 31. Mr. Maurer states
that he sees nothing but a strike In
the future, that the operators cannot
give more money to their men, and
that the men are so earnest In their
desires that he cannot see any way out
of the question at this time except a
IS FATALLY SHOT
East St. Louis, March 17. William
O'Brien was 6hot and fatally wounded
In a revolver duel with two policemen
shortly before midnight last night, af
ter he had shot and seriously Injured
three men In robbing two saloons.
SHIP SUBSIDY NOT
(Special Correspondence of The Argus.)
Washington, March 15. No at
tempt has . been . made as yet to
answer the charges made by Repre
sentative Halvor Steenerson of Min
nesota (republican) to the effect
that the interests behind the Hum
ph rey-Taft ship subsidy bill have
attempted to "intimidate, terrify and
influence" him into abandoning his
opposition to that measure.
Holds It Class Legislation.
' Believing that the' payment of
$5,000,000 annually from the treas
ury to . private ship owners, as pro
vided for in the Humphrey-Taft bill,
constitutes class legislation of the
IS LEFT TO COURT
Arguments in Standard Oil Dis
solution Case Brought to
JOHNSON IS LAST SPEAKER
Company Accused by Wickersham of
. Desiring to Draw a Veil Over .
Washington, March 17. Dissolu
tion of the Standard Oil company is
now a question for the supreme court
of the United States alone. Final
argument of the famous suit to dis
solve the Standard Oil company of
New Jersey as' a conspiracy and a
monopoly in violation of the Sher
man law was made yesterday and
the court took the case under con
sideration. Attorney General Wickersham and
John G. Johnson, for the defense,
made the closing remarks. D. T. Wat
son, Standard Oil counsel, addressed
the court earlier in the day.
Wlrkersbam Taunts Opponents.
Wickersham taunted his opponents
for "desiring to cast a veil of obliv-
Millinery Openings are
: - ' '
Hat There're 'Two Sides to Kverything.
Ion over its past." He spoke of that
past as containing a national scandal
which the court and legislators were
called on to put down. He empha
sized the position that the reorgan
ization of 1899 gave the Standard Oil
a more solidified organization than
lt possessed before, an organization
which prevented subsidiary compan
ies from competing.
In closing he urged the court not
to be influenced by the cry that the
proceeding was a blow at business.
.Pays Respects to Kellogg: .
The closing address by Johnson
was partly a reply to Wickersham.
He paid his cimpliments tp Frank B.
Kellogg, author of the petition of the
government, filed in the circuit court
of the United States for the eastern
district of Missouri and on which the
decree of dissolution, now before the
court for review, was based.
Work of Day in Congress
Washington, March 17. Following is
a summary of the proceedings of the
two houses of congress yesterday,
taken from the official records:
SENATE The administration rail
road bill was under discussion during;
the entire posslon of the senate. The
senate adjourned to today.
HOUSE In the house parliamentary
questions consumed considerable time.
Again Speaker Cannon failed to have
the house sustain him in a parliamen
tary rulino;. 42 republicans voting: with
the democrats In opposition. After the
questions relating: to the rules were
disposed of the house considered the
bills upon its calendar.
most vicious type, Steenerson Intends
voting against the bill, as do other
republicans, as well as nearly every
democratic member of the house.
Because of this attitude toward the
pending bill, Steenerson has been at
tacked by the Merchant Marine
league of the United States and oth
er interests behind the ship subsidy
bill, the hirelings of which-organization
have endeavored to create the
impression : that Steenerson and all
others, including the newspapers, op
posed to. the Humphrey bill, are In
the employ of foreign shipowners.
Vast sums of money have been spent
to carry on , the blackmailing cam
paign. . Millions of letters have been i
Railway Magnate Speaks
of Conserving Na
tional Capital. .
WEALTH IS WASTED
Increasing Extravagance MainUct. Although tne regular republicans
Cause of Growth in Cost
St. Paul, March 17. An address by
James J. Hill, chaliman of the board
of directors of the Great. Northern
railway on "Conservation of Capital,'
was the feature of the morning session
of the state conservation congress to-
day. The general subject of the ses
slon was agricultural development in
Minnesota. Other speakers were Pro
fessor Robinson of the University of
Minnesota on "The Farm Wealth of
Minnesota," Professor Chamberlain,
superintendent of the farmers' Insti
tute of South Dakota, on "Agriculture
a Science and a Competitive Busi
Hill Suara-ests Remedy.
air. tiui urged the conserva
titfn of capital, condemned extrava
gance, gave the causes of the in
crease in prices and told how the
situation described by him might be
ureat interest was taken in the
speech of Mr. Hill, who declared that
wide financial delirium; that next af-
ter the conservation of the land, its
area, use and fertility, must come
the conservation of national capital
in the shape of cash and credit."
Is a Misapprehension.
Mr. Hill said in part: "The im-
mense increase of wealth all over
the world has greatly augmented the
supply of capital. The mobility of
thls capital, the ease by which
through international exchange, it
can be made to satisfy a need now
in one country and now in another.
strengthens the impression that it
is inexhaustible. The addition of un-
counted billions to the aggregate
wealth of the world has stimulated
the spirit of mankind. .
"Its availability has lulled to
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written by these agencies to discred
it opponents of the subsidy graft.
In Handa of Snb-Commlttee.
Steenerson introduced a resolution
providing for a congressional Inves
tigation of what be declared was a
"conspiracy" on the part of the In
terests which would profit by the
passage of the proposed legislation
to "unduly and Improperly" -Influence
members of congress. This res
olution was referred to the commit
tee on the judiciary and is now in the
hands of a subcommittee consisting
of John A. Sterling of Illinois, repub
lican, George R. Malby of New York,
(Continued on Pag Six.)
FOR UNCLE JOE
House Refuses Second Time to
Take Up the Crumpacker
REGULARS RALLY IN VAIN
I Speaker, Whose Ruling Wa Re vers
ed, Derides Insurgents Upon
Washington, March 17. The house
refused again today to take up the
Crumpacker bill to amend the census
wno were aereatea wun uannon yes
terday rallied some democrats
to their support, they obtained only
137- votes to 142 negatives. Cannon
derided th Insurgent voters on their
Score on Regulars Once More.
Washington. March 17. Although
the republican organization of the
house took radical measures yester
day to Insure against a repetition of
Tuesday's defeat at the hands of the
democrat-insurgent republican com
bination over the question of main
tenance of an automobile for the
speaker, the allies scored another
victory over the regulars yesterday
because of the absence of many re
On appeal from the decision by
Speaker Cannon In the matter of
precedence for a joint resolution, the
house voted against the speaker 163
to 111. In addition to a full demo
cratic vote and 30 insurgents who
have always stood against the speak
er, a dozen other republicans hereto
fore regulars, voted to turn down the
ruling of the chair,
Gives Rrason for Rallna.
Just before the vote Cannon ad
dressed the house, asserting the rea-
sons for the ruling and showing in
difference as to what action the
house might take. lie bad ruled that
the unconstitutional nature of 'the
resolution offered by Representative
Crumpacker in reference to the com
ing census gave it precedence over
the house rule establishing "calendar
Wdnesday" which was the feature
of tha Fitzgerald rules
-Whatever- 1nk oVc"ur Vee'mingly
The jlpnkrri Coarse.
1 to rebuke the chair,' whether from
pique of otherwise," the speaker an
nounced, "I shall Interpret the rules
as I see them."
More than 80 members arrived
toe late to answer their names on the
Cummins Resumes Talk.
Washington, March 17. Cummins
resumed his speech in opposition to
various provisions of the railroad bill
when the measure was taken up by
the senate this afternoon. He con
tinued his argument that railroads
should not be permitted to make rate
agreements unless subject to the ap
proval of the interstate commerce
WHEN CARS START
Hogota Sees More Turbulence,
American Legation Is Not
Bogoata, Colombia, March '16. (De
layed.) An attempt to renew street
railway service today caused serious
6treet rioting, which continued nearly
all day. Thus far the mob has re
spected the American legation, which
nJ. nnlioo riiarrl
OBSERVE EVACUATION DAY
Boicfon Remembers 134th Anniver
sary of I)iarture of British.
Boston, Mass., March 17. Evacua
tion day, the 134th anniversary of
the departure of 12.000 British
troops unaer uenerai wnnam ttowe
from the shores of South Boston, was
celebrated elaborately today. A
large military and civic parade was
the spectacular feature of the cele-
Traveling Agent of C, R. I. A P. Dead
Chicago, March 18. Richard S
Simmons, a traveling freight agent
of the Chicago, Rock Island &
Pacific railway, died yesterday
of heart disease In a Kansas
City hospital. He was the son of T. H.
Simmons of 4726 Michigan avenue,
general freight agent of the Rock
Roosevelts Finish Stay at Khartum.
Khartum, March 17. The Roosevelts
will end their sight-seeing here this
afternoon and tonight leave on a "pe
PUT THE SUGAR
TRUST IN HOLE
New York, March 17. The American
Sugar Refining company finished the
fiscal year ending Dee. 31 last with a
deficit for the year of $1,395,850 on ac
count of suits In -which the company
was involved, according to the annual
report made public here today. I
Proposition Looking to Ab
solute Control of Far
WILL SUBMIT IT SOON
Suggests Trial of Plan for Five
Years Open Door for
Washington, March 17. The Japan
ese ambassador today denied he had
any knowledge of the existence of any
note such as was referred to In some
newspapers today regarding an agree
ment between America and Japan to
exercise a predominating influence
over the Chinese In Manchuria.
1 Said to He at Wasblas;ton.
New York, March 17. That Japan
will shortly submit to the state de
partment proposals- looking to an un
derstanding between Japan and the
United States so that the two coun
tries may together dominate the far
east and maintain the open door. Is
the announcement made today by the
Washington correspondent of the New
Now at Embassy.
It Is said the proposals were receiv
ed at the Japanese embassy In Wash
ington Tuesday and will be presented
to the state department within a week.
The propoFals are to be submitted
"tentatively," it Is said, and It will be
urgd that they be adopted for a period
of five years.
Constitute Formal Alliance.
According to the World's dispatches,
the proposals, constituting almost or-
"J llMllinl '
"Flrst That a formal understand
ing, by note, or treaty, looking to th
consolidation and maintenance of gen
eral peace In Asia, especially along
the Pacific shores, is advisable, with
the preservptlon of common and mu
tual Interests In China by maintaining
Chinese integrity and commercial
equality, in conjunction with provis
ions of the Anglo-Japanese alliance,
continued maintenance of the flshfrle
rights of both countries In the region
of Bering straits, the Philippines, and
To Guard Each Other.
"Second That whenever, In the
opinion of either government, any
rights or interests of cither party am
In jeopardy, one of the parties will
communicate with the other, and thy
shall consider in common nv-asures to
be taken to safeguard all menaced ln
Tog-ether la War.
"Third That safeguards be taken
for the Interests of both nations and
of all those nations that were signa
tories to the Hay nofp. In rare of un
provoked attack or aggressive policy,
this agreement Is to be effective, no
matter what government shall develop
belligerency. It Is further proposed
that Japan shall agree to bo morally
bound to make peace. In mutual agree
ment, providing the United States rec
ognizes the right of Japan to take such
measures of guidance, control and pro
tection of Chinese Manchuria and the
Pacific basin as it may deem proper
and necessary. This is with the un
derstanding Japanese procedure will
be In consonance with the principles of
eaual ornortnnitv for commerce and
industrv of all nations
MAKE AMENDS FOR SHOTS'
Said That Afghan Who Fired on the
AriM-rican Women Is Caught.
Washington. March 17. The Af
ghan fanatic who shot and Mounded
two American women about a week
ago while visiting the moxque of
Omar near Jerusalem, has been ar
rested and Is being held pending the
result of the Injuries to the Ameri
can women, one of whom lost an eye.
Officials have declared it their pur
pose to Inflict the severest punish
ment upon the assailant. Officials of
Constantinople have called at the
American embassy and expressed re
gret at the occurrence.
CHURCH UNION IS LEGAL
Consolidation of Cumberland With
iTesbyterian Body Upheld.
Birmingham, Ala.. March 17.-
Judge H. A. Sharpe of the city court
yesterday handed down a decision
holding that the union of the Cum
berland church with the Presbyter
Ian, church of the United States v-as
legal. The suit was filed by the fac
tion known as the loyalists. Proper
ties in Birmingham valued at several
hundred thousand dollars are In
volved. England's Cisco unt Rate Raised.
London, March 17.- The bank of
England rate was today increased to
4 per cent- . jj