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SIXTIETH YEAR- NO. 84.
MONDAY, JANUARY 23, 1911.
'RICE TWO CENTS.
Nation Wide Organization
is Formed at Washington
Forecast Till 7 P. M. Tuesday for Rock
Island, Davenport, MoHne,
Fair and warmer tonight and Tues
day. The lowest temperature tonight
will be about 25 degrees above zero.
Temperature at 7 a. m. 16. Highest
yesterday 22, lowest last night 16.
Velocity of wind at 7 a. m. 6 miles
Relative humidity at 7 p. m. 87, at 7
a. in. 90. J. M. SHERIEK
TO BEGIN A CAMPAIGN
Leading Progressives in and
Out of Congress Allied With
(From noon today to noon tomorrow.)
Sun sets 3:03, rises 7:13; moon rises
2:31 a. nx: planet Mercury-visible low
tn southeast at d
FLINT IN ATTACK
California Senator Denounces
Plan of Cummins for Piece
Two Hundred Mexican
Soldiers Ambushed by
BUT FORTY ESCAPE
Decoyed Into Mountain Pass
While Pursuing Small Band
Washington. Jan. 23. Organization
of the "Republican Progressive league"
by progressive republicans to "fight
for the establishment of popular gov
ernment," was announced here today.
The plans of the new league were con
cluded at a meeting here Saturday-
night, at which time a declaration of r
principles was signed, constitution
adopted and the officers elected:
President genator Bourne of Ore
gon. Vice Presidents Representative Nor
ris of Nebraska; Governor Osborne of
The executive committee includes
Senator Clapp of Minnesota, Represen-
SAYS PEOPLE ARE FOOLED
Ieclare They Think They Want
Tariff Changes but They Will
Find Out Otherwise.
Marfa, Texas, Jan. 23. That fully
100 government troops were killed in
the fight two days ago at Ojlbinaga,
was the report received here today.
According to the report 200 govern
ment soldiers were lured into a nar-
Mrs. Schenk Denied Privilege
of Presenting Strongest
TESTIMONY IS RULED OUT
State Thereupon Ends Rebuttal
Celebrated Wheeling Poison,
U. S. Seizes Gunboat Aid
ing Revolution in
"Wheeling, rw. Ya., Jan. 23. An
abrupt stop was put to the taking of
testimony In the case of Mrs. Schenk
this morning, the state announcing so
more witnesses would be put on In
rebuttal. The court, ruling that the
testimony of Mrs. Jane Hedges, alleg
ing conspiracy In the Schenk family to
rid themselves of the defendant,
should be stricken from the record.
completely knocked out the conspiracy
allegation weakening the case put up
by the defense.
STATE ALSO SCTTERS.
The testimony of Dr. Morrison, a
star witness for the state, who testi-
NEW CREW IN CHARGE
a 1 1 a e
it 1 i minriRrn
VA .riv Nr.
Claimed That Craft, Which Was
Fitted Out Here, Violated
Neutrality. . -
Washington, Jan. 23. The report
that the Hornet, General Bonllla's rev
olutionary "navy," which has been pro
moting his cause along the coast of
Honduras, had been seized by a force
from the American cruiser Tacoma
BOTH DESERVE IT
A thrilling story,
teaching a great
moral, starts in
BE SURE AND READ It
Sucker Legislature is
Reeking With Corruption,
SEN. GAMBLE ASSERTS
Yet, He Contends, There Is No
Proof That Lorimer Is
Washington. Jan. 23. Piecemeal
(revision of the tariff was attacked
vigorously in the senate today by
Senator Flint of California, a mem
ber of the finance committee which
helped frame the Payne-Aldrich
law. He deplored the fact that the
results of the last election seemed
to be a declaration in favor of local
tat ires Hubbard of Iowa, L. Lenroot of revision and he charged that the
Wisconsin, and Gifford Pinchot. I probable effect of such action was
PTBLic isteresti DEFEATED." 'not understood by the people.
In the declaration of principles it is "The local protectionists have
Stated that, "under existing conditions : been discussing this matter in the
legislation In the public interests has ; several sections of the country." he
been baffled and defeated." Popular said, "one contending for revision in
lection of senators is urged, as are di- n particular in one place and an
rt Htt,5iHp. dtreot election of dele. : other for revision in another partic-
gates to national conventions, with an
opportunity for the voter to express
his choice for president and vice pres
ident; initiative, referendum, and recalls.
MA VT OTHER SIO.
In addition to those named above
are the following signers to the declar
ation of principles:
ular in some other place, each one
laboring under the impression that
lie was fooling the rest of the coun-
itry and only very certainly fooling
OPPOSES CCMHISS' VIEW.
Senator Flint based his 6peech
upon the Cummins resolution which
Is designed to limit the power of
amendment to schedules actually un-
Governors Aldrich of Nebraska, Car- j der consIderatipn and to prevent the
weighing of' the interests of one sec-
ey of "Wyoming, Johnson of California,
Senator Beveridge or Indiana. ris- i California
of "Wisconsin. Stubbs of tlon against another in what Is com
monly termed "log-rolling." The
senator contended that
tow of Kansas. Brown of Nebraska.
Cummins of Iowa. Dixon of Montana.
Gronna of North Dakota, La Follette of
Congressmen Cooper. Cary, Morse
and Nelson of Wisconsin, Davis and
Llnbergh of Minnesota, Hugen of Iowa.
Murdock of Kansas, Poindexter of
Congressmen-elect Jackson of Kan
the very essence of the protective
system is to frame a bill which would
protect the industries of the entire
country against the competition of
the balance of the world. Through
an alleged misunderstanding of the
real situation. Senator Flint said the
people of one community had been
given to understand that they were
to receive the benefits of a revision
aas, Kent of California, La Follette of i r tne farm on arucie mey consume
'fMnfrtnn 'or use in their manufactures and suf-
There are also a score of names of j fpr none or tne disadvantage,
Washington, Jan. 23. Senator 0i
ble, of South Dakota, today spoke 1
ing the question whether or not the BUl'lri ol n"ns majors
Hornet has violated the neutrality of of th ubcommittee that Investigated
the United States, and pending the re- j tne election of Lorimer. Gamble de
sult of that Inquiry the state depart- j cIared money had been used in the II
ment announced the vessel would not 1,nols legislature for unlawful and un
be permitted .to commit any actual ! wortnv purposes, but maintained there
hostile act against the government of was no evidence worthy of belief that
Honduras. j sucn funds were used for the election
Th Hnn.ot v.. i- -.. of senator.
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picion of the federal authorities. When
it was being fitted out at New Orleans
information reached Washington that
it was to be used as a filibuster and
the sailing of the vessel was held up
pending an investigation. Federal
agents were unable to prove any inten
tion to violate the neutrality laws, and
the vessel was finally permitted to sail,
ostensibly for Cape Gracla on the
northeastern coast of Nicaragua. It
has not been established where the 1
vessel received its guns and was con
verted into an instrument of war.
RIOTS AT HANKOW
British and German Gunboats
. Compelled. toLamLMen to
FALSE REPORT THE CAUSE
Coolie Found by British Police in Iy.
ing C'onuTfioii and Rumor Starts
He Was Beaten.
CORRl'PTIO.l CO MM OX.
The legislature of Illinois was held
up by the speaker as a body In which
corruption has prevailed and In which
money has been received by member
for unlawful and unworthy purposes.
Funds have been distributed after ad
journment among those who had been
responsible for certain legislation, but
never had it been shown by any evl-
dence worthy, in Gamble's opinion, ot
J belief, that such funds were used for
the election of a senator.
SHOII.D MOT SIFFER.
"I feel," said the speaker, ."that if
Lorimer be guiltless as regards these
practices and a sufficient number ot
votes of the membership who voted for
him were not tainted or corrupted,
then be should not be made to suffer
as a result of the general practice
which appears to have been In vogue
throughout different legislative ses
sions, as affecting matters of legisla
tion solely, and disassociated from
the election of a United States sena
tor." owe MAjonrnr, ajitwat.
The speaker analyzed the vote cast
In the election and argued, citing au
thorities, that even the exclusion of
the votes cast for Lorimer and alleg.
ed to have been tainted, would yet
leave Iorimer a clear majority of one.
Uncle Sam My children, you both are so nice it's hard to decide who'll get this plum.
STORE BLOWN UP
prominent business and professional j that this sortvof aent had one row mountain gorge and a deadly fire
men in various states.
TO START CAMPAIGN.
on all over the country.
Already they are beginning to
awaken in the west to the fact that
Bourne says the league will at oncejthe are outnumbered in the east,"
enter upon an aggressive campaign. I sai(j Flint.
State legislatures will be organized! VillM bill cobs over.
and upon request furnished with bills. , Washlngton Jan. 23.-Action on the
literature and epeakers. Permanent , omnIbu9 clalm9 bll, for $3.000.000 em
headquarteni will be maintained for j braclng reparation mostly for damages
carrying on the work. ,n (he gouth ,n conn,ction with war
, , ...,. ..'depredations was Indefinitely postpon-
COURT'S DIGNITY RUFFLED led by the house today.
TJ. S. Supreme Body Will Not Accept j
CongreMi m Taskmaster.
Washington, Jan. 23. On the theory j
congress cannot confer Jurisdiction on j
the supreme court of the United States
tor the sole purpose of testing the con
stitutionality of a law, the supreme
court today declined to consider the
Saws increasing the restrictions affect
ing Indian lands In Oklahoma.
WANTS MERCHANT MARINE
Five Million in America Have
LARGELY DUE TO FILTH
Declare Its Upbuilding I Campaign of Education
a Patriotic Iuty.
Washington. Jan. 23. Hobsen of Ala j
tama delivered a speech before the j
National Merchant Marine congress to-,
day in favor of the restoration of the!
American merchant marine, which, he
declared, was a patriotic duty and not i
a political expedient. He advanced ' closed through the investigation of the
to Fight It 20 Year Needed
to Make Fair Start.
Washington. Jan. 23. Five millions
of Americans have hookworm, as dis-
poured into them from the heights
above. A retreat was ordered but be
fore the men could escape, at least
half their number was killed and many
CAIGHT IN A TRAP.
The government troops were caught
in a trap and were literally mowed
down by a storm of bullets which
ewept their ranks from three direc
tions. The insurrectos occupied the
cliffs and mountains and the soldiers
were In the road with only one way of
escaping, and that blocked. Of 200
men who went into the pass only 40
escaped bo far as is known.
OTHER SIDE FARED WEI.U
The revolutionists' loss is said to
have been slight, only five men being
killed, according to their reports. 'The
fighting started Jan. 16, when a small
band of insurrectos were routed at Co
yama. A column of 200 soldiers pur
sued the fleeing Insurrectos and ran
into the trap set for them.
PERU HAS ITS TROTBI.ES.
fied Mrs. Schenk bought poison from
him, waa also excluded. The court re
cessed until afternoon to receive cop
ies of instructions from both sides.
freveral suggestions for the encourage
ment of building a merchant marine.
Much More Cotton Ginned.
Washington. Jan. 23. Cotton of the
growth of 1910. ginned prior to Jail.
36. according to the report of the cen
sus bureau, was 11.254.115 bales, com
pared with 9.787.592 in 199.
Fatal Fire at Hotel.
Omaha, Neb., Jsn. 23. Thomas
disease oy tne experts or me itocse
Hookworm is spreading in the Unit- j
ed States. The commission, which
has expended thousands of dollars in
investigating the malady, has dlscov-
j ered evidence of the development of
this parasite in Arizona, California and
! other western state.
WILL, MAKE REPORT.
INTO VOTE BUYING
Danville, 111., Jan. 23. The grand
Jury today began Investigation into the
vote scandal, giving especial attention
to the general election last November.
A newspaper reporter before the
grand Jury today accused City At
torney Jones of having openly ad
mitted that he (Jones) bought votes.
was confirmed In a wireless dispatch i f
'"" luc "Bjr Lmtii. ".;BrIti8h and German gunboats to pro-
Commander Cooper of the U. S. S. I fnrn pmm0..
i A. I
maneUH. n.-hnm aero In1nr.it ITIoroo
many Chinese were'
Hankow, China, Jan. 23. The
death of a coolie from natural causes;
precipitated a bloody riot here yes-, Druggists Suffer in the Latest
leraay ana necessiuuea tne landing , jtU n,i(roff. Porn.trot.H
uiaiiuca auu uiurjamtlB x I J ill
MONEY WAS DEMANDED
ine aispaicn merely stated u nau followed and
been found necessary to place a force,,,,,, A
' . .killed
un uon.ru in oroer io aeiain. ine nor
net, and added that details would be
reported later. The state department
is anxiously awaiting these details, in
EAST MOLINE HAS
Washington, Jan. 23. The popula
tion of East Moline, 111., is 2,665.
Ketchel Case to Jury.
Vf o rVi ft t Xfn Tan 99 Ttia i-nmm
Lima. Peru. Jan. 23. Insurgents ww a' wn'J. -i, Q,.u
for the murder of Stanley Ketchel
went to the Jury this afternoon.
have occupied the heights of Tayabam-
ba, 200 miles north of the capital, and
are awaiting an attack of government
troops, which have been sent to ais
PUTS BIG FINE ON
Judge Land-is Also Sentence Seven
Out of Thirteen Accused to
Field, of Sioux City, Iowa, is dead j
Chicago, Jan. 23. Fines aggregating
At the annual meet in of the com-' $5,500 and penitentiary sentences
mission In New York next Wednes-, ranging
To Arbitrate Question.
Washington. Jan. 23. Santo uo
mjngo has .officially accepted tbe pro
posal of Haiti that the boundary dis
pute be submitted to arbitration.
order to determine its future course of
STORY OF SEIZL'HE.
The Hornet was seized Friday after
noon in the harbor of Truxillo, Hon
duras, by Commander Archibald H.
Davis or the Taconia, according toi
press dispatches. General
leader of the revolutionists.
the Hornet and defied the American
commander for two hours, the dispatch
es say. Then Commander Davis seiz
ed the vessel and cast the rebei crew
ashore, manned It with American gun
ners and engineers and ordered it out
of the inner harbor.
The Hornet's recent movements up
and down the coast were taken in the
light of threatened hostilities against
Honduras by Commander Davis.
KOTICE IS GIVEN.
The Tacoma steamed into port early
The coolie was found in a state
of collapse by the British police. He
died soon after being picked up on
the street and the natives suspected
the police had killed him. This re
port was spread through the city and
instantly the disorder began.
Mobs formed and moved toward
Bonilla, I tne foreign residential and biminens
was oni8ectlon or tne ci(y- T"e British po
lice were powerless to check the in
furiated Chinese and a call for help
was sent to the gunboats in the
Letter ria-ed in Hand of Police in
Advance. But There Were Xo
Chirago, Jan. 33. A bomb explosion
today wrecked he drug store ownpd
by Stlano & Damiana on Larrabeo
street. The druggists had previously
received a number of letter deman'l
iuj? that money be paid the wrlt"M,
whose identity was not di-Ionfd. Tli
letters were turned over to the police1
but no arrests followed. Two families
who lived above th druj? store suffer-
j ed a severe fshakin; up, but were tin In-
' 1urr1 Oth-r rpil!''iit s for !lork:
Armed detachments were rushed i. ,;,t n.,,. ..t..r. im.rrnr
t KI TIHK ft K.
The bomb Is believed to have ben
exploded with a time fuse, after hav
ing hoen sfrri ted in thf vestibule. No
to the scenes of the riots and a
bloody battle followed. ' Both the
English and Germain sailors fired In
to the mobs and then made a bay
onet charge. The streets were final
ly cleared, but not before many were Person wie in st"re at me nine,
killed. Today's explosion is th latent of a
After the landing of the British i ''"': Keris as r,ilt of which thou.
and German marines. volunteer ' arids of dollar worth of prowrty liaj
in the afternoon after a hasty run to were called out to defend the for-
and five others are in a serious condi
tion from suffocation by smoke
fire today in the Millard hoteL
I day, a report will be made on the rav
ages of the disease last year.
Nashville. Tenn., Jan. 23. Luke
i.ea, inaepenaent democrat, was 1
elected senator. General Luke E. !
Wright, former secretary of war. de-!
elded not to enter the race for seua- j
from 15 months to two and
one-half years were imposed on liquor
dealer by Judge Land!, in the United
States district court today, for violation
of the internal revenue law. Six of the
thirteen accused escaped a prison sen-
It is expected the report will tell of
bad conditions in some states where it
is not generally known the hookworm
exists. Ignorance is the principal dif- j tence, but all were fined,
ficulty the physicians are meeting in .
The commission has discovered that
the only real way to stop the spread
of the disease is by teaching the poor
er people to keep themselves clean
and introduce sanitation into their
homes and schools and factories.
That hookworm germs are carried
almost every day into new territory by
iCoptlnvea' on Pag Six.)
Ceiba to see that no disturbance had
broken out there. Commander Davis
Immediately sent an officer bearing a
message to General Bon 11 la, and declar
ing his intention of taking charge of
the vessel in accordance with instruc
tions from the Washington govern
ment to prevent bombardment of Hon-
duran ports where American property j
was in peril.
There were no casualties in the!-JQLQ
ranks or tne Hritisn qr Germans, al
though several marines were injured
by missiles hurled by the mob.
IMPEHItt. TROOPS OCT.
Following the battle the viceroy
was appealed to for troops and
been destroyed in the Italian colony
Patient at VWtertoun
Mrs. Km ma Thomson, a colored v
man of middle age. who waa nent to
he ' WauTtown hospital seeral year aao.
ordered out a detachment of regulars ; from this el'y, died there last evening
New York, Jan. 23. David Gra
ham Phillips, the author, was shot
while on his way home to the Prince
ton club by an unidentified man this
afternoon. Four or five shots were
fired, two taking effect. His condi
tion is serious. The man then shot
About half a block from the club
house Phillips was approached by a
man in rough garb, who without
warning drew a revolver and began
flrine. Phillios fell and was taken
in the penitentiary was the sentence to the Prjnceton ciub and thn to a
Imposed today upon Mrs. Caroline B. hosniral. The man shot himself and
j Martin for the part she played in the j dropped dead in the street. There
death of Ocey W. Pnead, her daughter, is no clue as to his Identity, nor
i In Eaf t Orange, N, j., Nov. 23, 1903. 1 reaficn for te shooting of Phillips. 1
7 YEARS FOR OCEY
Newark. N. J.. Jan. 23. Seven years
General Bonilla curtly Informed Com- i to restore order and protect the for-jafter a long Illness, rite authorltitM
mander Davis' emissary that the Hor-' eigners. j there have been unable to locat any
net was his property, that he had pur-j " of her relatives, although th'-y are uu-
chased the craft for war purposes and i oik u"'r rn. i pofced to live in the west end or Koc.i
intended using it. New York -an- An ,n voluntary , l8anj. The remains will be held at th-.
Upon receiving thl message Com-!p,l,ion m bankruPtrv WB nid today institution in hopes that they villi ho
mander Davis sent an ultimatum al ; asa'nf he tc,k exchange firm of Sig. j riamed. otherwise they will be iut..-r-lowing
but two hours for the rebel H' Roscnb,alt- The liabilities are . r,,i at the expense of the county.
leader to reconsider. On the expiration i
of this time General Bonilla made no ' !
effort to comply with the American of j NEGRO REPORTED
fleers' command. His only words were- j !
. .. i BURNED AT STAKE!
tuujjauuci uiib men passea cioi e
un to the Hornet, with n trained ! Augusta. Ga.. Jan. 23. It Is re-
the little ship. The Hornet s com-! ported here that WiU Johnn- al
mander and General Bonilla offered no 1 fn'ro. Wh ,h?,t "" C I
rMt.n . v . . ... : Humphrey, a railroad brakeman. was !
- " ' 1 j . 1 1 a
crew was sent ashore in small boats.
ABE RUEF GETS
San Frsnfi:o, Jan. 23. Abraham
burned at the stake near Avera, Ga.. Ruef was today granted a rehcarln? of
by a mob whir took him from the Judgment and order sentencing blm to
iail. Members of the mob claim that orison for 14 rears in the famous
The attorney g.aeraj Is iavestifat-zthe negro got away from theui. i bribery case.