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FIFTY-NIXTH YEAR. NO. 151.
MONDAY, APRIL 11, 1910
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Roosevelt and Pinchot in
Tall Timber for Heart
LIKE IN DAYS OF OLD
Correspondents Keep Distance
During Conference of Mo-
Porto Maurlzlo, Italy, April 11.
Roosevelt's widely heralded meeting
with Gifford Pinchot occurred on the
veranda of Miss Carow's villa over
looking the blue waters of the hay at
9 this morning. The interview proper
took place later in the seclusion of a
forest that skirts the town.
Pinchot arrived at the hotel at mid
night rather tired after the long jour
ney from Copenhagen. Although suf
fering with toothache, he was up ear
ly and told the newspaper men, with
whom he breakfasted, he "felt like a
fighting cock." He announced he would
have nothing to say regarding the In
terview with "the chief."
Will Meet Often.
It was apparent, however, Pinchot
expected to have not one, but a series
of interviews with the former presi
dent. He said he would remain here
after Roosevelt left. At 8:50, accom
panied by one of Roosevelt's secretar
ies, who was sent to pilot him, Pin
chot left the hotel and walked to
Carow villa. Roosevelt was busy with
correspondence when the former chlel
forester arrived. The greetings be
tween the two men were extremely
cordial. These over, Roosevelt return
ed to his letters, while Pinchot visited
Start for a Walk.
After luncheon, Roosevelt, Pinchot,
Mrs. Roosevelt and her 6lster, Miss
Carow, started out for a walk. They
had not gone far when the two men
fell into the swinging stride familiar
to newspaper men who had seen them
set out upon the tramps that they ;
used to make together in the Virginian
hills. Soon the women were left be
hind, and the two men, forging ahead,
finally plunged into the forest.
Porto Maurlzio, April 11. In reply
to a message sent to the chief execu
tive of the United States the mayor
of Porto Maurizion has received the
following telegram from Taft: "I re
ceived your courteous telegram an
nouncing former President Roosevelt
arrived last night and was received
with enthusiasm by the whole popula
tion and that j our city was proud to
"In reply I assure you and your
countrymen the American people are
very grateful for and greatly appre
ciative of the reception which the Ital
ians, from the sovereign to the hnm
hlest subject, have accorded to our
most -distinguished citizen."
Shall He Visit Embaxsy First?
Berlin, April 11. Emperor "William
plans to return to Berlin In time to
receive Roosevelt upon his arrival
here, but the former president has not
yet accepted the invitation to go di
rect to the palace before visiting the
American embassy, as first planned.
OF UNITED STATES
Only Speaker at Price Meeting that
Could See Good in This Gov
ernment. San Juan, P. R., April 11. Wil
liam J. Bryan has returned here af
ter a tour of the other principal
towns. He made a stirring address
at Ponce, in which he warmly ap
proved the course of the United
States toward the island, after other
speakers had denounced the United
States as tyrannical.
Sharon, Pa,, April 1L Municipal
election returns announced today In
Boyville, the Juvenile municipality
started here by Judge Willis Brown
sf Salt Lake City. Two hundred out
of 2G0 registered votes were cast. The
election was conducted, by regular
election boards and a dozen votes
-ere thrown out, while many were
deprived of suffrage rights by falling
to register. The citizens of Boyville
s&S&a from It 19 years of age.
Probably showers tonight and Tues
day. Not much change in tempera
ture. Temperature at 7 a. m., 56. Maxi
mum temperature In last 24 hours, 78;
minimum in 12 hours, 56. Velocity of
wind at 7 a. m-, 4 miles per hour. Pre
cipitation, none. Relative humidity, at
7 p m. 34, at 7 a. m. 87.
St. Paul 5.4
Red Wing 4.0
Reed's Landing 4.0
La Crosse 5.5
Prairie du Chlen 7.0
Dubuque : 7.S
Le Claire 4.4
A falling tendency will continue In
the Mississippi from below Dubuque
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
(From noon today to noon tomorrow.)
Sun sets 6:31, rises 5:22; moon sets
9:04 p. m.; sun's declination today 8.5
degrees north of celestial eauatnr.
TAKEN AT HIS WORD;
KILLED BY MADMAN
Frank Skaia Shot at Pittsburg After
Sermon Expressing Willing
ness to Die.
Pittsburg, Pa., April 11. A sermon
on martyrdom, in which Frank Skala,
an editor and prominent mission
worker, had declared himself willing
to lay down his life for the Christian
cause, was followed yesterday by his
assassination in a highly sensational
manner and the shooting down also
of a fellow church leader, John Gay.
by Jan Rodowitch, a character known
to most of the mission for his shift
less habits, slovenly dress and radical
opinions. The slayer escaped before
witnesses of the tragedy could gather.
their wits and capture him.
MYSTIC SHRINE IS
Sixteen Thousand Members Added
Orleans for Council.
New Orleans, La., April 11. The
"Glad-U-Kum" slogan greeted hun
dreds of additional visitors today to
the annual meeting of the imperial
council of the Mystic Shrine, which
begins tomorrow. Preliminary meet
ings and receptions constituted today's
program. Imperial Potentate Street
said today: "The Order of the. Mystic
Shrine has been unusually prosperous
during the year just past. It has In
creased fully 16,000 members and now
has a membership of 149,146."
DR. MILLER AND MRS.
SAYLER ARE GUILTY
Watseka, III., April 11. The jury In
the Sayler murder trial returned a
verdict finding Dr. Miller and Mrs.
Sayler guilty of manslaughter and ac
quitting John Grunden.
BELGIUM TO HAVE
REFORM IN CONGO
Brussels, April 1. King Albert has
approved of the plans of the ministry
of the colonies for reforms in the Bel
gian Congo. The reforms bccorre
effective July 1, when a large area
win be opened to free commerce.
HAZE HIDES THE COMET
Even Most Powerful Lenses Failed
to Locate Aerial Wanderer.
Chicago, April 11. The low hanging
haze at 4 this morning prevented the
astronomers of DePauw university and
the Yerkes observatory at Lake Ge
neva. Wis., from viewing, even with
high power lenses, Halley's comet as
it emerged from the path of the sun's
THREE WIVES TOO MANY
Grand Vizier of Morocco Reported to
Have Been Poisoned by Spouses.
Fez. Morocco, April 11. It Is re
ported the grand vizier, Madanl Glaul,
has been poisoned by three of his
wives and Is In a critical condition.
Saloons Issue at Lincoln.
Lincoln, Neb., April 11. Saloons or
no saloons Is the Issue in Lincoln to
day. Both sides are using automobiles
to bring votes to the polls.
Oil Town Damaged.
Butler. Pa., .April 11. Fire In the
oil refinery at the town of Petrolla
today damaged property valued a
more than $200,000.
SETH BULLOCK TO
Deadwood. S. D., April 11. United
States Marshal Seth Bullock has re
ceived an invitation to join former
President Roosevelt in England. Bul
lock will meet Roosevelt in London
Those Who Desire Repub
lican Success May
Stay in Party.
TALK OF THIS LATER
Speech at Washington Admits
Prospects of Democratic
Success This Fall.
Washington, April llTaft spoke
Saturday night (before the League of
Republican Clubs of the District of
Columbia, not as much as president
of the United States as in his capacity
of titular leader of the republican
Taft said he did not want to read
any snan out of the party, but that
"by their fruits they should be
"Tonight," said he, "we are reading
nobody out of the party. We want
them all in the ranks and they have
opportunity to establish their claim to
republicanism by that which they
shall do in both houses of congress
by helping to enact the legislation now
Time for Work.
The 500 guests from all parts of the
country stood up and cheered. "With
all due reference to the distinguished
members of the senate, and house who
surround me here," he continued, "I
want to say I think this Is not exactly
the time for speaking except in the
two houses of the legislature. This is
time for doing things." The president
was again interrupted by a roar of
cheers. "The time has come," said
he, "for doing voting and passing
measures which have been placed be
fore congress. After congress has
adjourned the republican party wilt
have formed Its lines of attack. Then
will it be furnished with . weapons
with which we are going Into the next
contest, - - -- .
AH nave Ktgnta.
"Tonight we are reading nobody out
of the republican party. Those in the
senate and . house who stand for the
legislation we seek In order to redeem
the pledges of the party have a right
to stand with the party as republicans.
If they do not we won't quarrel with
them. They have a right to their
opinions but we desire their aid as re
publicans and I do not wish to assume
that they are not as sincere as I hope
I am myself in republicanism. The
republican ,party Is not rigid in its
demands. It is so broad and liberal
that it permits opinions.
Moat Desire 5ueoM,
After the tumult of shouting' sub
sided, the president continued:
"But when the evidence is shown
that a member of the party does not
desire the success of the republican
party and is unwilling to redeem the
party's pledges and takes a position
which indicates he does not desire the
success of the party, the label he bears
Is not republicanism. We have gone
a long way In congTess and I hope
that there is but a month, or two left,
but in that time much is to be done
and much is to be shown as to the
character and identity of those who
belong to the republican party.
"No man has a right to read another
out of the republican party. . He reads
himself out if he is disloyal, and if he
cannot by his own works show his
Some May Have Slipped.
The president here emphasized his
remarks with forceful gestures. "I
want everybody in the ranks. I want
the help of all republicans even It
some may have slipped away a little.
I want them all back to help that
grand old party and I say this with
all due deference to our democrat
friends upon which the real progress
of the country depends."
This was the signal for a long and
continued upheaval. "Why do I say
that?" he continued. "It Is not that
the democrats are not patriotic or
good citizens, but 'it Is that, the ex
pression, democrat party, does not
mean a compact, cohesive body of
men who can 2nake progress. I look
forward with a philosophic tempera
ment to the threatened invasion of
(Continued on Page Eigrht)
SOME REAL LIVE GOSSIP FROM
THE CAPITAL OF THE NATION
Special Correspondence of The Argus.)
Washington. April 9. The Taft
administration is still fighting des
perately to prevent an investigation
by congress of the sugar trust frauds.
The administration clings to the
position that an investigation might
give "immunity" to the guilty par
Those who desire a congressional
probe contend that the really big
(thieves the multimillionaires who
would have pocketed the $2,000,000
of stolen import duties had not their
crime been discovered are getting j
A FIRE PANIC
Julien Hotel Burns and 200
Guests Barely Escape With
SEVERAL ARE INJURED
Sam Levy Leaps from Third Story
and May Die Money Loss Is
Dubuque, Iowa, April 11. Flro
broke out at the Julien hotel early
today while 2O0 guests were asleep.
A wild panic followed and a number
were Injured. Sam Levy of Chicago
was fatally hurt jumping from a third
story window. Charles Evans of Phil
adelphia suffered Internal Injuries.
Firemen rescued the other guests.
The interior of the hotel was ruined.
The building was valued at $300,000.
The loss is $50,000.
Fall From Fire Eaeapea.
Frantic gueste screamed for aid from
the windows of the upper stories and
were rescued in many instances by
the heroic firemen. Other guests
dashed madly down the fire escapes
and stumbled head first to the pave
ment when they reached the bottom.
Mrs. Edward Engler of Dubuque was
descending a burning stairway when it
gave way and 6he fell Beveral feet and
was badly hurt. Charles Glasser of
Des Moines leaped from the balcony
and suffered several broken bones be
sides severe bruises!.
Orlajln Not Known.
It was discovered at 2 o'clock, when
smoke began to fill the corridors.
Flames were seen to burst from the
barber shop. The fire department was
quickly on the scene, but the fire had
made such headway the structure
could not be saved.
Many Speetaenlar Reaca.es.
Many spectacular rescues were
made. Despite the wild confusion,
however, most of the guests escaped
without harm. Levy stood several
minutes at the window ledge of the
room screaming for aid. Would-bo
rescuers begged him to hold on a lit
tie longer. In the darkness the fire
men did not rnaVfif Jast ..enough, .prog
ress and the . frightenedr Chicagoan
leaped Just as an6ther ladder was be
lng brought. One was already placed
In position but was not long enough.
Levy struck on the sidewalk with noth
lng to break the force of the blow and
was taken to a nearby building dying.
Feared to Ieap.
Mrs. Enger first went to the win
dow of her room and fearing to leap
decided to try to rush through the
fire which was blazing In the only
stairway she could reach. Wrapping
a blanket around her shoulders the
frightened woman dashed through the
flames, her clothing burning. She had
almost reached the lower floor when
suddenly the stairway sank. Firemen
rushed In and dragged her outside.
She suffered many burns, hut may re
cover. The. blaze was In progress
some time before discovered. One of
the lodgers noticed the smell of smoke,
got up, investigated, and gave the
CUT OFF AUTO
AND DRAW RISE
Washington. April 11. A coalition
between the republican "Insurgents"
and democrats against the provision
in the legislative bill appropriating
$2,500 for the maintenance of the
speaker's automobile resulted in the
rejection of that part of the confer,
ence report on the bill by the house
today, 111 to 132.
Speaker Cannon. In a notable
speech in connection with the pro
posed appropriation arraigned news
paper attacks and characterized Dem
ocratic Leader Clark as a false pro
phet every two years. The speaker
again defied the "insurgents" to de
pose him from the speakership, de
claring that "unless all republicans
who do not approve of the personal
ity of their speaker have the courage
to join the solid minority I will re
main speaker until March 4 next.
Cannon predicted the republicans
would be returned to full control of
the government next fall.
more "immunity" through congress'
failure to investigate than they conld
possibly secure through an Investi
gation. One of the remarkable features of
the situation is that the all-powerful
steering committee of congress re
fuses to allow a resolution providing
for an investigation of the sugar
trust to even come before the house
for a vote. The members of the
committee on rules and a few other
men are to all practical ends doing
all the legislating on matters con
cerning the welfare of. the sugar
Prosecutor Will Ask- the
Death Penalty for Ac
MOTIVE IS MADE CLEAR
State Will Attempt to Prove
Fear of Changes in Will of
Kansas City, Mo., April 11. Dr. B.
C. Hyde appeared in the criminal court
today to answer to the charge of mur
dering the late Colonel Thomas H.
Swope, the millionaire philanthropist,
and uncle of the physician's wife.
Swope died Oct. 3 last. The state
avers the physician poisoned the mil
lionaire by administering strychnin
to him in capsule form.
Motive to Get Wealth.
The motive for the alleged crime,
says the state, was to obtain wealth.
By the terms of Colonel Swope's will
Mrs. Hyde was to receive a share of
her uncle's property and some money.
Desiring to hasten the settlement ot
the estate, and also to prevent cer
tain charges which the colonel had
planned from 'being made in the will,
Hyde, the state will attempt to prove,
killed the capitalist.
Tried for Murder.
The indictment upon which Hyde
is being tried is for first degree mur
der. It was voted against him March
At the same time 10 other indict
ments were returned against the phy
sician. One charges first degree mur
der of Chris man Swope, nephew of
Colonel Swope, "by administering poi
son. An indictment for manslaughter
was voted, accusing Hyde of negli
gently killing James Moss Runton,
cousin of Colonel Swope, by bleeding
tae of Typhoid Germa Alleged.
The elgtrt -remaining indictments
charge the physician with attempting
to poison the Misses Lucy Lee Swope,
Mildred Fox, Sarah Spowe, Georgia
Compton and Leonora Compton. All
these people were attacked by typhoid
fever when It was prevalent in the
Swope home, and it Is averred Hyde
caused their Illness. No indictment
but that one relating to the death of
Colonel Swope enters Into the case
which went on trial today, however
Little Interest Shown.
Contrary to expectations the crowd
In the court room was small when the
case was called. Less than a score
of persons occupied the spectators'
chairs. For the first time since the
memorable day of Dec. 18 last, when
Dr. Hyde left the Swope home under
fire, Mrs. Hyde and her mother, Mrs,
L. O. Swope, met today. Although
they sat in court within a few feet of
each other there was no sign of recog
nition between them. Then suddenly
Hyde, who up to that time had not
noticed his mother-in-law, turned in his
chair and faced her. For a moment
the two stared defiance at each other.
Will Auk Heath Penalty.
Prosecutor Conkling today announc
ed for the first time hi3 intention of
asking for the death penalty in the
Watchea Selection of Jury.
The selection of veniremen was fol
lowed closely by Hyde. Horace J.
Barton, a policeman, - was the first
man selected to be one of the linat 41
veniremen from which the Jury will
SUGAR FRAUDS WERE
KNOWN 19 YEARS AGO
Hepburn Says Government Officials
Got Confession from One Man
in on Deal In 1801.
' Washington, April 11. That a re
port has lain In the treasury depart
ment for 19 years, telllpg in detail
of the huge frauds perpetrated by
the sugar importers upon the govern
ment. Is the statement made by Col
onel W. P. Hepburn of Iowa, a for
mer member of congress.
Colonel Hepburn was solicitor of
the treasury during the Harrison ad
ministration. In 1891 he undertook
an exhaustive investigation of the
An examination of the records of
the present congress reveals the fact
that every bill or resolution, touch
ing either the proposed investigation
of the American Sugar Refining
company, the sale of 55,000 acres of
rich Friar sugar lands to the Have
meyer sugar interests in alleged vio
lation of the organic law of the
Philippines, or aiming in any manner
at the security of the trusts's mon
opoly of the sugar markets, has been
chloroformed in committee.
Here are the facts, copied from
(Continued on Page Four.,)
sugar Importing conditions at New
"We entered on the investigation
on the order of Secretary Windom of
the treasury," said Colonel Hepburn
today. Our discoveries were as
tounding. We obtained a confession
from one man that he earned on an
average $3,000 a year by permitting
frauds at docks. Other importers
told us how the government was
cheated out of hundreds of thous
ands of dollars.
"I suppose the report Is still In the
treasury. I do not know of any ac
tion ever having been taken upon it.
Secretary Windom died about the
time the report was made."
Seventy Thousand Enumerat
ors Ready to Start Count
MUST FINISH IN MONTH
Figures Expected to Throw Light on
Prevalence of Race Suicide
Washingtoi , April 11. Next Friday
70,000 interrogators will be turned
loose in pursuit of the people of the
United States. On that day Uncle
Sam will begin the numbering of his
children In preparation for the 13th
census. He estimates that he has a
family of about 90,000,000, and he will
put to work a body of enumerators
greater than the standing army.
The law provides that the enumera
tion shall begin on April 15, but it is
not so peremptory about the commenc
ing time as about the closing time,
and intimations have been received
that In some instances the work may
be postponed until Saturday. This is
due to the fact that the 15th falls on
Friday. Among the 70,000 nametakers
are some superstitious as to this day.
Cover All 4 States.
The enumeration will cover all 46
states and two territories of the union
proper and Hawaii and Porto Rico.
Alaska, the Philippine islands and
Guam will not be Included, as special
arrangements are made for numbering
the people there.
Under the statutes the enumeration
must be completed -within u" Riotfth,
and In the cities the work is limited
to 15 dayB. It is expected that some
returns from the cities will be receiv
ed by the first week in June, but the
exact population of the country will
not be determined before September.
Ratio In Smaller.
Director Durand Is counting upon
90,000,000 names. This estimate is
based upon the calculations of his ex
perts, and makes allowance for an in
crease according to the tendencies
shown In the last three censuses. Be
tween 1870 and 18S0, the increase in
the population was 30 per cent; be
tween 18S0 and 1890, 25 per cent; be
1890 and 1900 21 nor cont If the Ho.
crease should continue at the same ra-'
tio there would be a falling off this
year to 17 per cent.
The immigration figures for the last
decade have been greater, however,
than for any of he previous 10-year
periods. Making allowances for this
augmentation from outside it is calcu
lated that the increase for the last 10
years will be about IS per cent.
The enumerations between 1870 and
1900 show a tendency toward race sui
rirto ami it la Mr TwrVo
..... n.c iuai
the reports of . his subordinates
show a check in this decline
FIFTEEN HURT IN
ROCK ISLAND WRECK
Passenger and Freight Trains Col
lide at Garrison, near Cedar
Cedar Rapids, Towa, Aril 11. Pas
senger and freight trains on the Roci:
Island road collided head on at Gar
rison, near here, this morning. About
15 people were hurt, one perhaps fa
tally. William Lahue Garrison, who
sustained Internal injuries, is in a
serious condition, but will recover.
COMMANDER IN WAR OF '98
Lieut. Col. Kirrhcia Dies at His Home
in Ia Crosse, Wis.
La Crofcse. Wis., April 11. Lleuten
ant Colonel J. E. Kirchels of the Wis
consin National Guard died today of
dropsy, aged 48. Klrcheis command
ed the American battalion In the bat
tle of Arberlte pass in the Porto
Rlcan campaign during the Spanish
SENATE TAKES UP
Washington, April 11. Promptly
after the disposal of routine business
in the senate today Senator Elkins
moved to take up the administration
railroad bill. The motion prevailed
and consideration of the bill was pro
ceeded with. The measure will be
kept before the senate constantly un
til disposed of.
The first vote was taken on Hey
burn's amendment creating a court tor
the consideration of questions growing
out of the disposal of public lands.
The provision was voted down 27 t
S. Supreme Court
Halts in Oil and To
IS UNABLE TO DECIDE
Death of Justice Brewer Cause
News of Delay Boosts
Washington, April 11. The supremo
court of the United States today reas
signed for argument the cases of the
United States against the American
Tobacco company and Standard Oi'
The reargument of these cases
comes as a direct result of the death
of Justice Brewer. This noted Jurist
died a few dayB after the Standard Oil
case had been argued. As Justice
Moody was unable to participate In
the consideration of these cases only
seven Justices were left to give a de
cision on these cases.
How Divided la Mratery.
How the court divided In regard to
the decision of these cases was stilt
as much a mystery this afternoon as
before the assignment of the cases
for reargument. It is believed, how
ever, the court was evenly divided,
or almost so, and that it probably wa
loath to give to the country a decision
which was not supported by the" ma
jority of a full court. Such a majority
would be five members.
Will Probably Deelde Other Caae.
The fact that the corporation tax
cases were not set for reargument la
taken to mean a decision will be an
nounced In regard to the constitution
ality of the law authorizing It within
a short time. '- ' --
New York, April 11. The order of
the United States supreme court for
a reargument of the cases of the
United States against the Amerlcnn
Tobacco and Standard Oil companies
came as a surprise to the financial
district, where the news was greeted
with a sharp upturn of security prices.
The impending decisions in both suits
have been hanging over the local se
curity markets for several weeks
causing general reactionary tenden
cies to the security lists.
Prleea Round I pnnrj.
The prices of those boundad upward
2 to 5 points when the ticker flashed
tne news of thft reargument. Consul
! for the Standard Oil and American
Tobacco companies declined to make
any extended statements at this. time.
The reassignment of the big suits
came as a complete surprise. Such
a reassignment was anticipated by
some last Monday when the court
met after the death of Justice Brew
er. When it was not forthcoming at
that time It was generally nenevea
decisions in the cases would be an-
nouncea soon. auuihcji vm. i
Wickersham was as much surprised
as anyone at the sudden turn in tho
fight against these corporations.
A nnoaneement la Rrlef.
He expressed utter Ignorance rf
any further knowledge of the action
of the court other than the announce
ment of Chief Justice Fuller than
"Numbers 30fi and 317, Tho Amert
can Tobacco company vs. the United
States and the United States vs. the
American Tobacco company and
Number 725. the Standard Oil com
pany of New Jersey vs. the United
States are restored to places on the
docket for reargument."
Will l.le Dormant for Year.
Unless a motion to advance the
cases is made they will not come up
in the regular order of business for
nearly a ye.-.r. It is regarded as im
nmli.ible that such motion for a re-
argument before next term
Cured Hog Products Down.
Chicago. April 11. Cured hog pr
ducts, which declined $1 last week,
repeated the performance today on the
board of trade.
NEAR GOAL IN
Pittsburg. Pa, April 11. The name
of the man who paid Charles Stewart
$45,000 in a New York hotel in June,
1908, to influence the selection of city
depositories will be made known to
the grand Jury, unless all feigns fail,
before another 24 hours rolls around.
With the conclusion of this all-Important
factor In the graft Investigation
the district attorney balds out hopo
of an early end to the probing- of the