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SIXTIETH YEAR. NO. 70.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 6, 1911. -TWELVE PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Committee Considers Con
HAVE 433 IN HOUSE
Plans to Avoid Decrease in Nu-l
merical Representation of
Washlngton Jan. 6. Congressional
reapportionment under the new census ! fraix-. v-irtr. smith of arviand and
, . I-M.it Tiie senate then adjourned as a
figurep, so as to increase the mcmbervfurli:r mark of respect.
hlp of the house to 433 was the plan ;
tentatively favored by the house com-:
mlttee on censuB at a meeting today. ;
This figure will protect each state from
diminished numcrirai represen'ation
end is exclusive of Arizona and New
TO BROADEN HEALTH SERVICE.
Washington, Jan. 6. A bill to reor
ganize the public health and marine !
i hospital service, enlarging its activi- j
'ties and increasing its importance, has
been introduced in the house by Mann i
of Illinois, it changes the name of th( :
hospital administration to "pubic
.health service," and provides that It
"may siudy and investigate the dis
eases of man and conditions influenc
ing the propagation and spread there
of, including sanitation and sewage
and the pollution either directly or in
directly of navigable streams and lakes
of the I'nited States, and shall from
.time to time issue information in the
form of bulletins for the use of the
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Representative Kaiue. of Illinois,
..rt. i .u i
v i vj a- irauiuciuu lit lut: uvjutt- .i es-
terday asking for. the appointment of j
a committee, of five to investigate the !
railroad expennee-of Theodore Roose-j
en iwi uk'ci uiiB u una pi emutui. i
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The resolution gives the committee :
authority to examine the books of the !
Pennsylvania railroad, the Southern
railway and the Northern Pacific rai!-, jepartm nt of justice ;igaint more
way. to determine what expenses ol!,. nrnnraUnna ntl(, a m.imher of
travel were paid by the former presi
dent and what proportion was furnish
ed by the railroads themselves.
PRO HE MAIL MONOPOLY.
To determine whether the govern- i
xnent has the power to enforce its
mail carrying monopoly so as to pre
vent express companies from handling
the second, third and fourth class mail
matter, Representative Victor Mur-1
, dock, of Kansas, offered a resolution .
in the house asking for an investlga
tlon by the Judiciary committee of that
RUSSIA IN A PACT
Agreement Over Persian
May Arouse Kngland
London, Jan. 6. An evening paper t
publishes what purports to be the text
of sn agreement between U-iss!a and
Oermany on Persian affairs. Accord-'
ing to the text printed.
(e'!liany dlS- j
claima any political interest in Persia, i
and recognizes Russia's Interest in
northern Persia. Russia on its part i
aeTeea tn rnonernte In huildini- the I
long proposed Bagdad rallwav and ;
branches and to give German" com- i
mere in Persia equality of treatment. !
Thl. will quite likely be resentel br i
France and Oreat Britain as .-Movalty s
on Russia's part to their ent-.itc. 1
GAS CAUSES THREE DEATHS
Tube on Gas Store Disconnected Wo
rms anrl ITiililrra I V-rS wh
Chicago. Jan. C Mrs. Virginia Hor- lhe Continental Tobacco company.
hubs, son Stanlev aged 13. and daugh-! In 1J,4- the Amertcan Tobacco corn
ier Fjnilv. aged 8. were found asphvx- i P11 tb Continental Tobacco com
iated todar In their home. A rubber j P and the Consolidated Tobacco
tube on a aas stove waa found discon-!
OWNERS OF BIC
Berlin, Jan. 6. A dis
itrassi)urg says tnree brothers
Iesing the firm of DeWendeil & Co
I roprietors of one of the largest iron
works in Germany employing 3O."'O0.
men have been expelled from Alsace- j
Ixirraine. The reasons for the expul-j
sion are cot revealed, but it is pre-1
man agitation of the DeWendells. wno
are an old French family. The fourth i
brother is a member of the reichstas
frnd council of stale cf Alsace Lorraine. I
Forecast Till 7 P. M. Saturday for
Rock Island, Davenport, Motine,
Snow flurries tonight or Saturday,,
warmer with the lowest temperature;
tonight about 10 degrees atove zero, j
Temperature at 7 a. m. zero. High-
est yesterday 21, lowest last night;
Velocity of wind at 7 a. m. 7 miles
Precipitation .01 inch.
Relative humidity at 7 p. m. 90, at
r a. m. 97.
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
(From noon today to noon tomorrows
Snn sets 4:W. rises 7:21: moon sets
11.-C3 p. m.; S p. m.. planet Vends at
nrhelion. farther frm s:?n.
Work of Day in Congress
! houses of congress yesterday.
SRNVTK Tli senates proccninss
w i.tfi rifvutfrt fimri'iy in uip ""-am i i
Si-namr KlkiiiK. Jn a.niiotin'in thed"atli :
Snntr Si-utt ri-!i-rriii ! nis j-pant-n
. Iagux in eulogistic terms. The fol
a committee to at-
itnd the funeral: Scott. Hale Fryer Al-
1 dri.h. oiiinm. oaiiineer. Ldpe. Ba-on,
iTiiiman. k'Mni-. Beniey. f-r.ster. fctone.
HOI E. The house devoted a fw I
minutes to rrtr,c business and then ;
tn.k up the death .f Senator Elklns. the
announcement of his death being made .
by Representative fjnines. The follow- I
incr were appoinieu a i-iinninnv -tend
th" funeral: Hubbard. Hushes.
Woodv:ird. 'iam. SturKis. Mann. An
drews Rucker. Alexander. 1 .onirwort li,
falderhead. FW-mp. Inmb. Fii hardson.
Adams. n. Livingston of Oeoria and
Mot-all. The, house then adjourned out
of respect to Senator Elklns.
Efforts to Dissolve Tobacco
rP,c,f us tsen finino- on
Since That Year.
HAVE NOW BEEN RENEWED
Alleged That Greater Part of the
Business in Ihe I'nited htates
Washington. D. t .. Jan.
(The uit tinder the Sherman
trust law to dissoTve the so-called
"Tobacco trusts" which is now
pend'ln"jr raV inVti tiled" ''in 1907
..... , , T.i - j estates
the circuit court of the I nitea states
r ttie southern district of New ork. j
The proceedings were brought by the
individual defendents headed by James
The process f organization of
alleged to he unlawful
spread over many years. It began In !
January, 1S90. Then the first Ameri can
Tobacco company vas incorpo-
rated for the purpose, it is alleged, of
taking over the business of five inde
pendent cigarette plants.
TAKES Pl.ICi Bl'SI.VESS.
In U9S. the Continental Tobacco
. , ,
company was incorporated for the al-,
tobacco business of the American To-
bacco company and the business of j
five other tobacco concerns.
In 1900. the American Snuff
pany was incorporated for the alleged
purpose of taking over the snuff
ines or tne American looacco com-;
pany and two or three independent i
In 1901. the American Cigar com
pany was incorporated for the alleged
, purpose of taking over the clear busi-
ness of th American Tohacr mm.
lirpr - clgar6.
FORMS IIOUJIIO roMt.4?rY.
In the same year, the Consolidated
Tobacco company waa ineoporated for
!ne purpose of taking over as
a holding oompany fn exchange for Ks
bonds substantially all of the stock of
,he American Tobacco company and
,h Ontlntl Tobacco company.
In 19'13, the American Stogie com-
iness of the American Cigar company,
the American Tobacco company and
company ""re mergeo into tne present
i American Tobacco company. !
If Is 1U1 that In SjL!Hn Me
organization.othe American companies j
in 19i2 entered into a cotract with a'
1 British company, the .Imperial Tobacco i
.1SAZX,r.M'NE PROMOTERS fcAIDED
i panies were
to America and the
Britain, except that
British to Great
the latter could
buy leaf tobacco in the United States, j Bton. Jan. 6. Officers of the Inter
It is alleged that the Britiah-Ameri-U Rirlrr mmmnr r, remoter of
company was organized !
i 10 ,ake over "port business of
com-!bolh the nritiSh Amria j
CONTROLS Bt STNF.9S
1 Testimony was presented to prove !
that the defendents produced 70 per j
cent of the smoking tobacco made in (
this country; 73 per cent of the ciga-'
rets; SI per cent cf the plug and twist j
! tobacco; $1 per cent of the fine-cut to
bacco; S9 per cent of the little cigars;
5 per cent of the snuff; 95 per cent
(.CoaUsued on Pag Ten.)
Peary's Navy Test in Walk
ing Point in His
HELPS POLAR CLAIM
Ready to Appear Before. House
Committee and Submit to
Washington, Jan. f. The official
report of Captain Robert E. Peary'''
recent walking test as prescribed by
the navy department, just made public
is, in the opinion of his friends, the
possible refutation of the
CUBA GOSH, IT'S TOUGH TO
! . . j
! arguments advanced by critics who
have questioned the time the explorer
the north pole,
keit I i fst p f
Peary selected Iec. IS, 19 and 20 for
the government test. The first day he
walked 25 miles ;in 6 hours. 45 min-
mileS iu an
In other words
third inv fiv
bus-:hour an(f 2S miniU(6
he walked 55 miles in 15 hours aud 39
Returning from the north pole to the
point where he left Bartlett, Captain
Peary covered 150 miles in three days,
an average of 5 miles a day. The
i ue journey nonnwara rrom tjarueti ,
. . . - ..-
requirea nve aays, an average or ju j
miles a day.
.v mii.es a nv ka st. j
r nenus or ine. captain say nis naval i"1B ne tuunuoiicii oecaiise tne an
tests prove conclusively that 50 miles I archists' revolvers were so superior to
a day over the ice on the memorable j the weapons of the police, and that less
return from the pole was not an nn- than 50 police officers participat-
reasonable distance for him to have
covered. Peary will appear before the
hous committee on naval affairs to
morrow to answer a running fire of
questions concerning his polar achieve
ments. BOY'S WORD NOT ENOUGH
lespite Confession of .Wear-Old.
Father Is Held for Mnrder.
Danville, Ky., Jan. 6. Although
bis 5-year-old son said he killed his
grandmother. Mn. Nancy Carter, by
acciaeni. t-iayxun enner, iud ui iue
woman, was held to tne grand Jury
without bail today charged with kill
ing his mother.
Fraud Alleged in Case of later Trust
Comnanv of Ronton- ..
mining ventures were raided hr fed-
eral officers this' afternoon for aileged
fraudulent use of the mails.
FIRE LOSS IN 1910
Chicago. Jan. 6. Sta.istica made pub-!wJn
in the United States and
1910 amounted to S23,4.0.a0. cr over;
u."vv.i w more iazn me tosses cr ,
IN NEW VICTORY
Vacuum Oil Company, Subsid
iary Concern, Secures
Bights in Austria.
Local Refiners Object, but the Got
eminent. After Bearing, Over
"Washington, Jan. 6 A satisfactory
agreement has been reached between
the Vacuum Oil company, an Ameri
can corporation said to be an auxiliary
company of the Standard Oil company,
and the Austro-Hungarian minister of
finance in the controversy between that
company and the oil concerns controll
ed by Austro-Hungarian capital, ac
cording to information in a cablegram
from Ambassador Kerens at Vienna.
M.VV (triMR BIIK.
The agreement provides for the re
moval within eight days of all repres
sive measures affecting the American
company. The dispute was initiated by
local Austro-Hifngarian refiners, who
found competition with the up-to-date
plant was reducing the price of oil be
yond their power of competition, so
they appealed to the ministry for re
lief. ANARCHISTS HAD
Inquest Over I'air Killed at London
Wiow Than 50 Police He-
Ill(i()Il .Ian. C. An innuest 1nf.- tbe
. , , .i , .,
death of the two outlaws killed whil
resisting me ponce iiiesnay began to-
day. The testimony showed the sol -
Jed In the siege, the remainder being
required to deal with the crowds.
CITY MADE DARK BY .
FIRE IN POWER PLANT
Minneapolis? ,Jan. 6. Minneapolis
b i-iuuu mi uine ana us , to the people that their rights were be- :
commercial life was almost paralyz- I ing monopolized. Ex-Secretary Oar-'
ed this morning by the explosion of J field joined his In this. Well in every :
a 13,000 volt wire leading into the j a&e nf ,he wor,(1. men with higher re-j
power plant of the Minneapolis Elec-jard9 for ,hHr OWT1 theorieg than for j
trie company. Eleven employes es- j the ,aw have followed Just about such i
raped through a mill race, after khe j a course, and that was really the base j
explosion, which was followed by) of the controversy between Ballinger j
fire. The plant was wrecked. Two j and Pinchot."
men were injured. The loss ia half
WAOT 'NO' MAIL
ON SABBATH DAY
mansion, in., Jan. The mail
' vinririKc tit tho Fv&ncmn rz-imffio
be closed Sundays hereafter. Br
a vote of 2,200 to 4 the citizens de-1
cided to allow mail clerks a dar of
rest and permission
from the postoSice
Waafclcetcii. ' -
HIT FROM A
Wool Growers Hear At
tack on the Payne
ROOSEVELT IS SCORED
Declared That Law and Justice
Was Overridden in Reserv
ing the Forests.
Tort land. Ore., Jan. 6. Schedule K
of the Fayne-Aldrich tariff bill was the
subject of an address by Peter O. I
Johnston of Blackfoot, Idaho. At the j
convention of the
wool growers today
provisions of that
he attacked the prov
schedule, and declared the sheep in
dustry and the western country in gen
eral would have been millions of dol
lars better off if the Payne-AIdrich law
had been destroyed by the president's
veto. Because of the results of that
measure he deemed A business organi
zation necessary to protect the Inter
ests of the wool growers.
The speaker discussed other branch
es of the subject, attacked the policies
j pursued by Plnchot and Roosevelt, and
paid his respects to president lari.
"Roosevelt," said Johnston, "declared
that we ate up all the grass and de
stroyed the land. I wish he had post-
i por.ed that saying until after Nov. 8,
and it would not have been taken
so seriously. But now that mild-man-
nered gentleman. President Taft
lowing in the wake of his illusti ious
predecessor, Roosevelt, jumps onto us.
I say it is the last straw, and more
rhan we can bear. He should be told
of it, and In no uncertain way. He is i
fair, and all we want is a square deal." ;
Ml HKPETS OF LAW.
"Forest reserves were created by
Roosevelt at the request of Pinchet,"
continued the speaker. "His regula
tions took the place of every law, writ-
The speaker said personally he had
great regard for Pinchot, and eonsld- i
rH hirr. nnt i..,t ....a .v.,. !
- - - -- " , ' ' v T. a ti r u lilt' j
opinion that "his enthusiasm ran away '.
with his Judgment
and his .theories j
were stronger than
his tno ledge cf
LOGIC OF THE DEAD
Til PRnTFnT I IVIMR
W"ashington. Jan. 6. On the logic
"i neaa me aepartment of Justice ;
ill ler its raui rtf nnkr-Uino K. i
tection of the living, extended bv th'
employers liability act of ronzrss.i
The department todar sent to the sn-1
was obtained j preme court the brief of the iate So- Young Men Christian association's fortress and 1 others were aiiiTo
department atjlicitor Genera Bowers in defence of b illding In this riry bjreed yeaurUay. j cated in cells at the prlion on Vili;
this act of congress. ATLe lo is fC.OOO. J saloon iiiuud.
TWO YOUTHS IN
A BOLD HOLDUP
Former Employes Rob Clerk of
Duluth Hotel and Kill a
WERE CAUGHT FLEEING
On Way to Police Station Under Ar
rest When They Take Advan
tage of Officer.
Dultuh, Jan. C. William Muzzle aud
Alget Johnson early this morning, it is
alleged, held up two men in tho office
of the Hotel McKay, robbeu t'ac cash
register and escaped. Late. they were
captured by Foliceman Chesmore, who
boarded a street car with the prison
ers. While the officer's attention was
withdrawn from them for a ni'.mtnt,
one drew a revolver and killed him.
They uien jumped from u'e car and
The two boys, one a bell-boy, and
i I yu,ler. u-u oeeu u-s-
parsed from the hotel. They entered
jne nosieiry at s:o mis morning, i ne
j night cierk and a porter were stand
ling beside the desk.
! "Mold nn vour hnnii '' shrmtori on
boy, pointing a revolver. The clerk
and porter thought the boys were jok
ing. SHOOT TIIKOIUII KI.OOH. ,
To show they were i" earnest one of '
the boys fired a shot through the floor t
near the desk and the clerk and por- i
ter raised their handa above their I
heads. The youths marched them Into 1
the dining room and ordered them to
stand against an iron post. While one !
ui iue ot s covei eu lue iwo men iIlt?
other gathered some table linen and
tied their hands to the post above
their heads. The boys then took f"0
from the cash register and escaped.
The two men were later released by a
"rubber"' from the bath parlors in the
basement and an alarm sounded.
OFFICER SPOTS THEM.
It was expected the bandits would
try to make their way to Superior and
Officer Chesmore. who was on the Gar
field avenue beat, was ou the watch
for them. The officer discovered the
men just before they reached the In-
terstato bridge and placed them under,
As they were coming up Garfield
avenue, on a .Jtretar,Ju,.oJL-.tt?!e
boys complained of being cold. "All
right, go in and sit down," said the
IHl I NK TAKES ATTENTION'.
On Superior street the officer's atten
tion was distracted by an intoxicated
man on the platform and "while he
was looking at him. Muzzle, It is al-
leged, drew a revolver and began flr -
Ing, one shot penetrated the officer s
lung and another strifck the police
man's eye. He dropped to the floor,
as the Iwo men, holding revolvers to
the conductor's breast forced him to
open the gates of the car and escaped.
The youths are only 19 years old.
Officer Chesmore cjied at 7 o'clock.
GRACE'SCAP AND GLASSES
Articles Picked Up In North Sea
Identified Hunt Aviator's Ilody.
Iondon, Jan. 6. The aviator's tap,
and glasses picked up In the North sea
off Marlakerke, Belgium, were identi
fied as those worn by CeeJl Grace, who
was lost while attempting to cross the
English channel, from Calais to Dover,
Dec. 22. Search Is being made in the
hope of recovering the aviator'a body.
TWO SHOCKED TO DEATH
Third lladly Hurt and Others
j ii red While Fighting Fire.
Toledo, Ohio, Jan. ;. John Kreiger
and John Hermwoer were killed, Har
ry Kohle seriously hurt and several
others shocked by coming in contact
with a fallen live elecr'rie light wire
this morning, while fighting a small
fire at Ottawa, Ohio.
BOLT AND NUT PLANT BURN
Seventy-five Thousand Fire Loss
Hi tel at KansiiH City.
Kansas City, Mo., Jan. 6. The plant
of the holt and nut works today win
damaged by fire to the extent of f
Blaze at Des Moines.
llo. tr,ir,r.K lr.ua tan i - l!cntlv
& Olmsted's hirt factory burned to- ;
day. The loss Is !0i,iuu. I
BUYS 109 RAIL ENGINES
liarritiian System Placet. I'.fg Order
With flahluiii Work".
Philadelphia, Jan. 0. Announcemer.t
wa" Tna,,e liere "",ay ,hat a ,'onUil' t
for lf9engines had been awarded the;
by the Harriman raijxoad sst;ni. The j
contract price approaches $4,00Voo
jThe order Insures steady employment
to 1,000 men until next fall. !
Black Hand Slayers Die.
Dannemora. N". Y.. Jan. C. Ixminirk
Frrera and Vincent Ieonardo. of Al-
bany. who nittrdered a rent collector at I
the behest of ."the Black Hand ' a i
electrocuted In the Clinton prison to
' V. M c. a. Burns.
Kilimavm. Mich . Jan
Follow Los Angeles
Authorities Will Not Make
Them Public Till Accused
Los Angeles, Cal.. Jan. . Th.
grand Jury in the Los Angelcn Time
explosion case returned 22 indict
ments lata yesterday.
All of the Indictments charge mur
der in connection- with that crime.
It is not likely that the names of
any of the indicted will be made pub
lic until after arrest have been
made. It is believed a number of
San Franciscans have been indicted.
Wholesale murder, the outcome of
a dynamite plot, is understood to te
the charge set forth In all the In-
dictinents, but it Is believed that not
more than three or four men re
In the true IV lis.
Bit; iii:wiii okfkkf.it.
The return of the Indictments was
the culmination of a disaster that
( exc ited the people of Los Angeles to
agree that for a few days bor
dered almost upon panic and re
su'ted In the offering of rewards aK
;rfgntlng almost $100,000.
Vnion labor, which the Times and
its proprietors had opposed, was In
jected into the situation and when
the special grand Jury was Impan
eled on Oct. 2." it was immediately
cenfronted with 'two conflicting the-
One of these, supported by the
findings of an investigating commit
tee appointed by Mayor Alexander,
was that the Times plant bad been
blown up by dynamite conspirators.
Tho ether, presented by a commlt
tte. named by the state building
trades convention, then in session
here, was that gas was responsible.
EtVMINEH 200 PERSONS.
More than 40 witnesses, the ma-
ljority of them Identified with the
union labor movement, were sum
moned from San Francisco and other
cities. In addition, labor im.ion of
ficials were summoned. In all, ths
grand jury examined more than 200
persons who in the opinion of de
tectives that worked hern and In Ban
Francisco, could throw some light on
the alleged murder plot.
Among the labor leaders summon
ed from San Francisco were Olaf K.
Tvletmoe and Anton Johanssen, who
were supposed to have known J. B.
ISryce, M. A. Schmidt and David Kap
lan, three suspects In the case, who
were iu th.ls city for a few hours
after the explosion but subbequent ly
THEY CAN'T FIGHT
Not in Position to Make War on An;
.Nut ion. No NekinH-i
Victoria, n. C. Jan. fl.Jn panes
tiewspaticis received today devot
much space to conimciits on il.sp.i'c h f
regarding the inadequacy of the P;i
tltic coast defenses of the I'nlt"l
States arid sav Japan ! not In pottliloo
to flljt against any fort .km couii
'SPEAKER CANNON HAPPY
ire" 'oiigrlult ions Speaker
AdkitiH of Ihe llllii: lloiioe.
Kprliii-'liel-l. ill. .Inn 6 - With a tU-
,gree or elation, spe;ixer .Vlkiris exn.r
ii,e1 fr,J"'" ulr r"''V of a tel
'rni hieh be received fioin Joseptl
G. Camion, speaker of the nalioiia!
I house of representatives. 1 n- tn-
jsfne reads: "Aitept my convraiuu
iHoiih on our -leci'n an speaker. R
jjiiiidlcan d legates are delighted nt
o.ir e' -'il;ii and the harmony whi ii
j led to your ui i -y,a."i
. Itlo Janeiro. Jan. . According to
the Journal do Commerc.'o Joho,
Candido. leader of the rec ent revolt
Iu the navy and 4 4 other routineers
hae met suden deaths. Candido
succumbed to gangerlne while a pris
oner. 20 of his associates died from
'sunstroke while engaged In repairing