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SIXTIETH YEAR. NO. 41.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3, 1910. -FOURTEEN PAGES
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Sixty-nine Seats in House
of Commons Being
MAKING A HARD FIGHT
Both Parties Have Eye to Ef
fect Upon Elections to Be
London, Dec. 3. Actual voting in
the general election began today un
der circumstances of intense interest
and excitement. The pollings, which
opened this morning, included 10 seat?
for London, 5 for Manchester, and a
number of widely separated rural con
stituencies. Both here and at Manchester the two
elements are making their most deter
mined efforts, as the results in Lon
don are expected to give the keynote
of the situation in the smith of Kng
land, while those at Manchester are
looked upon as indicating the senti
ment in the north.
I ninniMn Ahrml.
Early this afternoon 40 unopposed
returns had been made, which, with
the i5 unopposed nominations of yes
terdjv brought the aggregate of mem
bers elected up to sr. With these fig
ures the state of the parties now
Government coalition; Liberals, 16:
labor members, 0; Irish nationalists, 5.
Opposition 1'nionists "1.
Voti.ig in the English elections which
fcpgan loday, will continue during the
nest two weeks. The voting today is.
however, of unusual importance as
the constituencies,, including 10
from Londoner form otic-tenth of the
aggregate rhembership of the com
mons.. The total membership ofthe
commons is 670.
- Will Show grntlmrnt.
Thre were 15 uncontested returns
yesterday which with the 09 contested
resul'.a today will give an asgreg'ate
of S4 elections. From which some in
dication can be formed as to the drift
of the struggle.
The county of Txmdon consists of '.o
ronsrituencies retnrnine each one mem
ber, excepting the old city of London,
whicti returns two.
( honar Othrrn Later.
It is among these CO constituencies
that 10 are being selected today, tbe
others being chosen later. In Man
chester there are six constituencies,
of which five are being chosen today.
Other elections going on today are in
vide'.y separated outlying constituen
cies. FOUR ERBSTEIN
Chicago. Dec. 3. Four jurors to
Bit in the trial of Attorney Erbstein
on charges of having bribed a juror
in the second trial of his client. Lee
O'Neil Browne, who was accused of
buying votes for Senator Lorimer,
were accepted by the prosecution and
defense when the noon recess v'as
taken in Judge Brentano's court.
GIVES LAND TO PREACHERS
Texan Cuts Off Daughters to Aid Su
San Antonio, Texas, Dec. 3. Six
hundred and thirty acres of land in
Uve Oak county, Texas, and $10.u)0
In money is left by the will of the late
Dr. Charles F. Simmons to provide
homo for superannuated ministers of
the Methodist Episcopal church south.
The will was filed for probate hra
yesterday and disposes of $850,000
Simmons' fortune was realized from
'the manufacture and ale of patent
wT"5e land is to be divided into 63
farms of 10 acres each- The bishops
are to designate such superannuated
ministers as they see fit. to occupy
these farms. The sum of $10,000 ?s to
build cottages, dig wells and make
Two of his daughters. Mrs. Margar
et D. Freudenstein of St. Louis and
Mrs. Maude Feamster of San Antonio,
are cut off with $100 each. To hi3
widow he leave $150,000 cash.
90 PER CENT OF
FOR A STRIKE
Cleveland, Ohio, Dec. 3. Warren S.
Stoa?, grand chief of tne Urothefhood
of LTomotive Engineers, today said
P0 percent of the votes being cast by
engineers on western railroads favor
a strike unless the managers meet the
dema ids 'or a 13 percent wage in-
Unsettled and colder tonight, with
snow, Sunday cloudy and colder. The
lowe st temnerature tonieht will be !
about 15 or 20 degrees.
Temperature at 7 a. m., 23. High
est yesterday, 29; lowest last night.
24. Velocity of wind at 7 a. m., 8 miles
per l our. Precipitation, none. Rela-
hive humidity at 7 p. m., 72: at 7 a. m.
: 05. Stage of water, . 4, a fall of 1.8 feet
in the last 24 hours.
O.ving to the irregular changes in
the Mississippi due to the large
amount of fee in the stream, river
forecasts have been discontinued for
the winter season.
J. M. SHER1ER, Local Forecaster.
(From noon today to noon tomorrow.)
Sun sets 4:29. rises 7:04: moon sets
5:36 p. ui.: 4:00 a. m.. planet Venus at
descending node, crossing sun's path.
MAY SPLIT UP VOTE
Lafe Young's Challenge to Pri
mary on Iowa Senatorship
HE IS SOLE STANDPATTER
Progress! vc. Though They Are Di
vided Rot ween Several Candi
dates, Accept the Doll.
Dos Moines, nee. Senator "Lafe" j
Younj has challenged the progres-j
isive it publicans of Iowa to enter a!
: special primary in January or Fe'oru-j
.ary to determine who shall serve as I
' . . .... I
;i)iiii...rs successor m the Lnited
! State senate. Senator Young says
; be w.iuid enter the lists in such a pri
j ma ry, pud is ready to go on the stump
i in his own hc-haif.
! AKorney General H. XV. Hyers, who
jhas nnouncod his candidacy for th"
Cnite-1 State.-, senate, last night de
'clared his willingness to abide by such
la prTiiary. Senator Cummins also
'came, cut in favor of the plan.
Ktifft in Split Voir,
Son.Tor Young's theory, it is said, is
ithat the progressives would have at
least four candidates in th special
primary, two of whom would split the
j progressive vote, which would make
Hiis ov. n e'ectTon "as the "sole stand-pat
! canditlVaImost certain. His can
j vass cf the incoming legislature ia
aid to have convinced him that he
I cannot hope to he elected by it.
Tne proposal placed tbe progres
Five i publicans in an embarrassing
i position, as they have always insist
ed on the primary method of selecting
'nominees of the party.
POST, AVIATOR, IN
Narrowly Kscapes Heath When
Dives Iut a Tree at Xpw
New Orleans. Dec. 3. Augustus
Post, the aviator, fell about 60 feet
in his Curtiss biplane at the City
park race track here yesterday af
ternoon and was painfully bruised.
He was taken to a hotel somewhat
da?ed. In making a turn he swoop
ed too near the ground, the tail of
his machine catching in a tree and
sending the aeroplane headlong to
I the earth. .
i The machine was badly wrecked.
! As the aeroplane fell hundreds of
. c ti i. f. t 'i t . r c rncl-irH nnnn t Vi o flolrf in
lend assistance to the injured man.
Last night Post was largely recover
ed from his injuries and shock.
Ward, near the end of a beautiful
flight, narrowly missed having a bad
accident. While his machine was
at a height of 600 feet the cap oC
the oil can came off and was thrown
gainst the propeller, damaging it
somewhat. Ward landed safely,
however. He made a 19-minute
flight, circling four times about the
course and ascending 3,000 feet.
Ely and McCurdy made several in
teresting flights, a feature of which
was the graceful glide of the former
I from a height of 1,000 feet.
JACK LEON IS ARRAIGNED
Chicago Pugilist Under Bond for
Killing Opponent in Fight.
Populton, Maine, Dec. 3. Jack Leon
of Chicago, charged with manslaughter
because of the death of "Billy" Dun
ning at Presque Isle 24 hours after he
had been knocked out by Ieon in a
boxing match Thanksgiving eve, was
formally arraigned today. He waived
hearing and was bound over to the
April term of the supreme court in
$2,000. Bail was arranged by his man
ager. TAKE HONOR FROM COOK?
University of Copenhagen Considers
Cancellation of Iegree.
Cooenhagen, Dec. 3. In conse
quence of Dr. Cook's confession that
he may have made a mistake in his
claim of having discovered the north
pole the council of the university here
met yesterday and discussed the ques
tion of the cancellation of the degree
confe rred on the explorer. It was de
cided to await an investigation to de
cide whether Cook is a swindler or the
victi u of a delusion.
James Howard, Another
Goebel Slayer, Out
Encouraged by Success of Cal
eb Powers in His Appeal
Lex.ngton. Ky., Dec. 3. James How
ard, convicted in connection with "the
Goebel assassination, today announc
ed his candidacy for state senator on
the .-epublican ticket in the Seven
teenth district. Like Caleb Powers
YS7 I I II III I I III II III III II III H I I I II I I I IV HllWvW, 1 I X. '.vri LTd 1 II 1 1 a ml ' V40r-
who was elected to congress from the' station and, lining the streets, upon
Eleventh district at the recent elec-j which traffic had been stopped by po
tion. Howard was pardoned for his al-jlice, c;;ve the Americans who carried
leged connection with the as?assina-1 the stars and stripes and their ships'
tion of Goebel.
Swore llonaril 1'iillrtl TrljicT.
Henry E. Youtsey, the only man now
in tho penitentiary serving a life sen
tence for complicity in the Goebel
murder, swore he aimed the gun for
Howard, and the latter fired the shot
that killed the governor.
UNDECIDED ON JUDGES
Appointments Still Open,
Says Hoot After Seeing Tnft.
Washington, Dec. 3. President
TaftV mind still is in open regarding
the various judicial appointments.
One important development is that
Senator Sutherland of Utah practical
ly has been dropped from the list of
sup-erre court possibilities owing to
objection of Mormon influence.
Ssrator Root was at the white house.
yesterday talking over the situation
and tatd later that the president was
not decided on any candidates as yet.
Considerable gossip was excited by th
fact that the president took Judge
Walter H.. Sanborn of St. Paul, W. D.
McHugh of Omaha and Frederick W.
Lehmrnn of St. Louis, all of whom
are mpreme court possibilities, over
to Foil Myer in his automobile yes
terday afternoon to witness the drill.
EXAMINE YOUR $2 BILLS
Connterfeit Beinjr Freely Circulated
in and About Chicago.
Washington, Dec. 3. A new coun
terfeit $2 silver certificate was dis
covered this morning. Chief Wilkie
believes it is being widely circulated
in Chicago and is the work of a
counterfeiter who has given the sec
ret service much trouble. The note
is not a good one on close examina
tion, but would easily deceive any
one not accustomed to counterfeits.
A VISIT TO TAFT
Washington, Dec. 3. The white
house executive offices were crowded
today with senators, and representa
tives, who called to pay their respects
to -iv3 pjesident. Taft devoted his
entire morn in- to seeing the leci.-da
Lord Mayor and Corporation of
London Honor Visiting
SIMS IS ENTHUSIASTIC
Pledges Aid in War Ambassador
Iteid Receives Men at Km
bassy for First Time.
London, Dec. 3. Lord Mayor Streng
and the corporation of the city of Lon
don today gave a luncheon at Guild
hall for 750 American sailors from the
visiting fleet. The bluejackets arrived
by train at Charing Cross, headed by
Commander Kims of the Minnesota
and officers of his slaff, and. accom
panied by the band of the Cold Stream
guards, which the war office had or
dered out for the occasion, marched
through the streets and west end of
the city to Anccnt hall, where so many
famous guests have been honored.
Crowd Cheer Them.
A big crowd assembled outside the
A Suggestion For the Christmas
colors arousing welcome. Arriving at
Guild tall the visitors formed a quad
rangle; while the band played "The
Star Spangled Banner." There was a
ceremcnous reception before the
luncheon was served. Then followed
a season of speech-making and good
Commander Sims spoke with enthus
iasm ct the friendly manner in which
the men of the fleet had been received.
He be'ieved that if the time ever came
when the British empire was menaced
by an external enemy they might count
upon every man, every drop of Wood,
every ship and every dollar of their
kindred across the sea.
Brrnkn a Itnlf.
Later the sailors marched to Dor
chester house, where they were given
a reception by Ambassador Reid. It
was the first ime the bluejackets had
been entertained at an embassy.
ROOT NAMED ARBITRATOR
Succeeds Iiatc Chief Justice Fuller in
Post at The Hague.
Washington. Dec. 3. Senator Root
today was appointed permanent arbi
trator representing America at The
Hague tribunal, succeeding the late
Chief Justice Fuller of the supreme
court, who held that honor.
Wendling Arguments Are On.
Ixjuisville, Ky., Dec. 3.- Arguments
in the trial of Joseph Wendling. charg
ed with murdering Alma Kellner, be
gan this morning and. will probably be
concluded this afternoon.
STRIKE MAY END
Chicago, Dec. 3. Terms for a set
tlement of the garment workers'
strike were tendered today to the
city council settlement committee
and Mayor Busse by representatives
of the chief employers affected, and
were tentatively accepted by repre
sentatives of the workers. The end
of the strike now depends upon the
acceptance of the . terms by the
U ri Were
to Get Promotion in
SUPREME COURT HEARS
Attorney for Officer Summarily
Discharged Makes Pointed
Washington. Dec. 3. Declaring
that under the last two administra
tions it had been necessary in order
"to be a great soldier to bow to the
scepter and be a lickspittle." Alexan
der S. Bacon, an attorney of New
York, yesterday stirred the supreme
court of the United States.
The attorney was arguing for the
reinstatement of Second Lieutenant
Winslow Hart Reeves, artillery
corps. By reason of enemies in the
war department, it was claimed by
Bacon Reeves had been dismiss
ed from the army with only one
"In this day of imperialism," Mr.
Bacon said, "it seems to be a feel
ing even among judges that the resi
dent of the United States can do
anything. The time was when an
officer would spurn the idea of pro
motion through his wife's influences.
Things have changed now. To be a
great soldier now, you must bow to
the scepter and be a lickspittle."
Justice White interrupted him, ob
jecting to the speech on a coordinate
branch of the government. After
apologizing, Mr. Bacon concluded his
remarks by saying that he believed
the justices would be surprised by a
perusal of the case.
SubiM-rvlrnrj- a Protrrtor.
In a brief filed. Mr. Bacon said
that Lieutenant Reeves' dismissal
would be a blot upon the fair name
of military justice.
"If stich methods are to prevail,"
he said, "every officer will feel that
his commission is unsafe in the hands
of an unscrupulous department and
that flattery and sugser'iency are
more potent protectors to a commis
sion then efficiency in the line of
Taft Denies Morgan Rumor.
Washington, Dee. 3. Denial was
made at the White house yesterday of
a story that J. P. Morgan and a group
of associates had forwarded to Presi
dent Taft the draft of a new federal
Nebraska Bank Looted.
Inavale, Neb., Dec. 3. Robbers to
day looted the State bank of Inavale,
destroyed the vault, secured $2,000
FROM GERMAN FORTS
Berlin, Dec. 3. pSteps to guard
the German defenses from the es
pionage of aviators was taken today
by the ministry of war. Aviators
are .prohibited from sailing above or
within 10 kilometers of fortresses
without a written "onuit from uiili-
ary q 11 h,T' icq
Reported That Democrat Will
Launch Movement in Con
gress Against Ballinger.
Conceded That Majority in the Low
er House Has Power to I'ndo
Work of Wliitewashors.
Washington. Dec. 3. A resolution
asking for the impeachment of Sec
retary of the' Interior Richard A. Bal
linger will be presented in the house
by a democrat early in the coming
session of congress, according to re
ports which have reached republi
Despite the lack of confirmation
some republicans "are alarmed. One
of them pointed out that the demo-j
crais ana insurgents ji me ihjuo
have demonstrated their ability to
control it, and that inasmuch as the
members of the investigating com
mittee will be unfavorable to the
secretary of the interior, there is a
nnccUiilitv that n mf 1 11 1 i in of im-
peachment might pass. Chihuahua. Mexico. Dec. 2.-(Via El
mtonuon i, f whiten.!, iiin.. jl'". Texas; .Report s of a battle at
The majority report will, it is tin- j Fadernallcs (Tuesday were confirmed
derstood. dec lare that the secretary ; today. Some Mexic an regulars taken
was guilty of no improper " ir)ris,1lt.rs went over to the rebel.. Tfie
his administration of the public; .
lands, particularly in his administra-1 Mcxl-'an soldiers in right were thosfl
tion of the Cunningham coal claims, j w train at San Andreas on
.Nov. '.'2 when the train was wrecked.
SUPPLY CUT OFF
Receipts of Hogs at Leading
Markets in Country Show
a Big Decline.
RESULT OF LOW PRICES
' T'i Iiiriurp'Ctos will be given to tin
Amount of Ircscd Meat on Hand in . dcrs'.jnd if they persist in bearing"
IJig ( enters Smallest Puring
Washington, I). C. Dec. . Increas
ed receipts at the seven leading inter
ior ;ittle and sheep markets and a
coni :nned shortage in the supply of
iiogs pie tne important lcatures or 'ne,T
Oeto'.er livestock movennnt. as shown
bv -eports to the bureau of statistics
of the df-partnrcnt of commerce and
The October receipts of cattle at
iae u, 7, 'c:r ception of Intermittent guerilla skir
those markets amounted to 1.1SS.324 , , , r-u...
head, exceeding the receipts for that
month for the previous two years and
being greater by more than 4io,no
than the monthly average for the pres
ent -ar. Tho rereinta of sheen show
a cont.uuous growth sinr the end of:
the October total of 2 -'(j:.-!
TO being more than double tbe month
ly average for the year and 56 per
cent greater than the October average
for the last five years.
im-elptn Fall OfT.
On the other hand, the receipts of'
hogs it the seven markets, slightly'
over 1,000,000, were the lowest month-
ly receipts for the year except Septem-
ber. As compared with the Ooooer
average for the last five years, this i
year's receipts show a decline of more i
s.l rf moat t the five Drinciiial
packing centers are a little more than
9,00!.000 pounds, the smallest total
reported for the year.
FIX PATRONAGE SLATE
Culloiii and Lorimer Conferring on
Illinois A onoint nieiit.
Washington. Dec. 3. Federal palroii-j ''nts sought to terminate the
ago ia being discussed by the Illinois kaao habeas corpus proee-dincs b
senatois today. Mr. lorimer and Mr.jfre J-i'lffo Cbetlain, who today denied
Cullom arc extremely cautious in di.s-j,ne position
cussii,;; their candidates. On the clos-1 , . 7T"n n 1 1 1 -r r-
ing day of the last session of congress, ST. LOUIS MAN APPOINTED
the piesident sent to the senate the
nominations of John C. Ames -to be ' Frederick V. Ichmann Snot red-
loltooto. of customs at fhicaco: L?n I llowcr hh Solieilor ,eneil.
Small of Kankakee, to be assistant
1 nitcd States treasurer at Chicago;
S. M. Fitch to be collector of internal
revenue at Chicago and Julius S. S!arr
to be surveyor of customs at Peoria.
The s nate failed to confirm the ap
poiirments and the president had re
cess ; ppointnijnts made. It is uiidor
stool the nominations again will lie
sent to the senate.
It is in order for the senators to rec-
ommend successors to the naval otti-
cer, district attorney, marshal, pension
agent and appraiser at Chicago. Rep -
retentative Mann is Insistent upon the
appoi-i'ment of District Attorney
ESCAPE DEATH IN SNOW
ness district of Petersburg burned to
Colorado .Men Dig Way Out of Slide ;(av T,p f)SS Jf ha)f a milIion.
hut Their Horso Are Killed. .
Salida. .Co'.. Dec. taugiu in a
snowslide in the Alpine pass yestei-j
day, J. H. Habernicht and .1. J. Don-!
nelly of this city were swe pt down the :
mountainside with their waeon and j
team of norses aim uurieo. tinner -j
feet of snow. They were able to dig
their way out and escaped with minor
injuries. Both horses were killed and
the wagon demolished.
Report of National Banks.
Wathington, Dec. 3. The report of
the Jiational banks answer to the cali
or No ember 10 shows a decrease in
loans and discounts of $in,.")iiu,uui, in
increase of cash of $35.COu,nO', a gain
in individual deposits of $1."i3.i1"",ioo.
iThe r-jtal icserve was $7::,iun,ottii
iaboc tiic aujouut required, by law.
STEP TO END
Peace Commission Sent
Out Into Chihauhau
TO CONVEY WARNING
Extermination of Population
Intimated if the Trouble
Hunger drove them to
vli3ro a fight occurred.
f'm-e ( omiiilKiIon Drparta.
A Fpecial train bearing a peace
comm.ssion appointed by President
Dia., 1' ft here tonight to discuss with
the itvolutionary bailers way and
nii'ii'i'i of ending the present disturb
ances. Ternir- of peace will be dis
cussed and a report made to the na
Thrrnt Mnilf tronir.
arms s gains.1 Hie government they will
be gi.vii a lesson which it is thought
will leave Chihuahua in peace for
Suy inmnrrrvtum Are MronK.
1".I I aso, Texas. Dec J. K. Far
rins'c'i, of Tattle (reek, Mich., and
Dorr-Mice Brison, of Detroit, arriving
here this nn rning from Madera and
, ; chihuahua, declared ev-
ery ,)WU in tha, .ion CXCept Tctno-
saci.!'.- is in the insurrectos' hands.
Onlr Onrrtlla Warfare.
Washington, Dec. 3. With the ex-
mishing in remote districts of Chihua
hua, normal conditions preail in in
entire republic of Mexico, according o
a til-gram received by the depart
ment of s-iate from Ambassador WHsou
at M.-xico City. VJl?oir dispatch was
bHseu upon aavices oi uie .i xicuu i-
I. C. GRAFT TRIO
Attempt l-ree Them Through
Habeas Corpus I r (celling
-.Je.dg Cbetlain to-
day ienian!rd into the custody of
sberi.f of Cook county Frank B. Har
rima. John M. Taylor, and t'hail s
M. K'ving, former officials of the Illi
nois Central who were accused, ly
that -ad of having defrauded it out
of imve than a million dollars by pad
ded I'd illegal car repair bills. Up
on indictment by the grand jury the
Wahincton. Dee. 3. Frederick W.
I.chmann of St. lxuis was today ap
pointed solicitor general of the United
States to fill the acaucy caused by
the death of Lloyd W, Bowers.
l.'unanii vas born in Prussia in
1VV. He graduated at Tabor college,
low-, ;n 1ST-, and was admitted to t lie?
'bar ihat car.
! Lehm.Min has
For -the last 2u years
practiced law at St.
j l-oni-,. lie president or tne Atneri.
can 'Jar association; chairman of the
j hoard of fie: holders of .St. Ixuis. a
; body charged with framing a new city
jcha,-r;-. and is president of the St.
I Ixjuis library.
Costly Fire at Petersburg, Va.
Peursburc. Va.. Dec. S-cn busi
ness lious-es in the henrt of the hu:-i-
Washington, Dec. 3. The popula
tion jt the following states was an
j noun ed toduy:
j St..s Population Increase
j jn o yra
I Color -.do 7M.O-4 23!:l-4
j Idaho C,,M
j nVi ! M.ST.". ".'si'i