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SIXTIETH YEAR. NO. 134.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 1911. TEX PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
LOWER FRIENDS KEEP
ON FROM SPEAKING?
Would Keep Oklahoma
Senator From State
BILLED FOR A TALK
After Statements at Washing-
ton Insult Might Follow at
Springfield. 111., March 22. United
States Senator Owen, Oklahoma, was
prevented from speaking on Initiat-
1. r,rf r.f.ronn, fn ,h ,aii of retv i
resentatives this afternoon as It had
been announced he would do. Lee
O'Neil Browne and his followers on
minority side and Lo rimer friends on
republican side declared they would
not countenance Owen's appearance
which they considered a personal
nou n avotii thoi blb.
Minority Leader Alscbuler said that
he felt that to avoid trouble, Owen
should speak in some other place than '
in the hall of representatives, adding ;
that after what Owen said In Wash-j
ington about certain members of the ,
house be could not understand how j
the senator could expect courteous
treatment here. j
It was feared Owen would be sub-!
jected to open insult If not personal !
SUFFRAGE SAFE IX SEVATE. i
Springfield. 111.. March 22. Worn-1
an's suffrage bill with referendum ;
amendment was advanced to
advanced to third i
reading in the senate today after the
amendment had been adopted. It is
practically certain the bill in its pres
cnt form will pass the senate.
EV BII.I.S IX HOUSE.
Springfield. III.. March 22. The fol
lowing bills were introduced in tba
By Piercy Provides penalty of per
manent debarment from holding pub-
lie office of any-peraon found uilty of
election bribery. Also provides fine
of from $300 to $2,000 or one to five
years prison term, or both, as addi
tional penalty. Judiciary.
By Judah Amends cities and vil
lages incorporation law to make alder
manic term of office In Chicago four
years. Also treasurer and city clerk.
I.att?r shall uot hold office two suc
cessive terms, nor shall they hold
any other office under the city during
that time. Miscellaneous subjects.
By Mclaughlin Appropriates $
i'.h, 10 Amen ivouKa.iK lor injuries re-
reived at a department of the Univer-
tlty of Illinois in Chicago. Claims.
uy Moore i-revems operation or aujbe 30jd Jn the ope market. To avert
theatres, shows, amusements, field
games, and public exhibitions, where
entrance fee is charged within l.non
feet of any hospital. Penalty. $200 to $1 .
("0 fine and loss of amusement li
cense. Miscellaneous subjects.
IV THE SEVATE.
The following bills were Introduced
In the senate today:
By labor committee Employers' li
ability bill. Same as house bill 305
and used as substitute for senate hills
71 and 138. Read first time and order
ed to second reading.
By Lundberg Regulates hours of
employes working In caissons and tun
nels where compressed air is used.
Compels medical examination of em
ployes before allowing them to work, j
and prohibits persons addicted to ex-j
cesslve use of intoxicants from work-1
injc In such places. 1
By Potter Public utilities bill. Pub-1
lie utilities. '
By Beall Anti-race suicide bill.
Charitable, penal, and reformatory In
Ftitutions. By Beall Taxation of bachelors
over 35 years of age. Public utilities.!
By Forst Changes terms of aider-)
men, treasurer, and city clerk of Chi
cago from two to four years. Munici
palities. NEW LB4SE OF LIFE.
Woman suffrage won a new lease of
life yesterday in the senate. The prop
osition to make It a matter of local
option by tacking on a referendum
clause was bowled over by a vote of
13 to 21.
The senators followed this up by
frowning upon Senator Campbell
Hearn. who moved to kill the bill by
striking out the enacting clause. They
defeated his motion by a rote of 12 to
2G. Despite an Imploring speech from
Senator William M. Brown beseeching
them to kill the bill or to advance it,
the senators next postponed further
consideration until next Tuesday.
Last night, however, the senators
changed their minds. The steering
rommittee decided to call the bill up
today and to support a referendum
amendment to be framed by Senator
John Dalley of Peoria. This action
was taken after Mrs. Catherine Waugb
McCulloch, head of the suffrage lobby,
had declared that rather than wait an
other week she would take the chances
of a referendum feature being tacked
to the biil.
(HAXGE THE PLACE.
The piace of holding the public re-
Forecast Till 7 P. M. Tomorrow for
Rock Island, Davenport, Motuae
and Vicinity. j
Fair tonight and Thursday, colder j
with the lowest temperature tonight;
about SO degrees.
Temperature at 7 a. m. 45. High
est yesterday 74. lowest last night
Precipitation .24 Inch.
! Velocity of wind at 7
i miles per hour.
Y?1" S7 " 7
fall of .1
Stage of water 1.8, a
in last 24 hours.
Only slight changes in
I iroi uyi Hi wv-v u a. wau
laainnl wf 11 Aitll frrtTTl
buque to Muscatine.
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster
(From noon today to noon tomorrow.)
San sets 6:10. rises 5:54; moon rises
Zs?7 a. m.; i:xs p. m., eastern ume,
moon st last quarter In constellation
Scorpio; 2 a. m.. eastern time, all Jupi
ter's bright satellites on west of plan
et. erendum bearing was changed from the
'hall of representatives to the supreme
i court chamber, following the expres-
sion of antipathy to Senator Owen.
W. J. Cummins, Head of Car
negie Trust Company, Ac
cused of Larceny.
SUM INVOLVED IS $335,000
pleads Not Guilty With
Make Chancre -Furnishes
Itond of $50,000.
New York, March 22. Three indict
ments charging William J. Cummins,
directing head of the Carnegie Trust
company, with the larceny of a total of
$333,000 from his institution were
returned by the grand Jurvyesterday.
1 Late " yesterday afternoon Cummins
(was arraigned and pleaded not guilty.
with leave to withdraw the plea. Bail
was fixed at $50,000 and was furnish
The indictment of Cummins is an
other result of the revelations which
followed the collapse of Joseph G.
Robin's chain of banks.
FEl RED SALE OF STOCK.
According to a statement Issued by
District Attorney Whitman. Cummins'
alleged improper transactions were
made when be feared that stock of the
Ni . th Ward bank
Tw,fth Ward hank which
jfo col:a(eral for certain loan, would
tbis sale, lest it affect other institu
tions in which he was interested. It la
alleged Cummins desired to buy off
this collateral, and therefore made ar
rangements to borrow money from the
Nineteenth Ward bank and the then
Van Norden Trust company. The
money was borrowed, It Is alleged, on
notes of the Carnegie Trust, which
were immediately Indorsed over to
the personal account of Cummins and
appropriated. It will be charged, to his
Three Convicted of Illegal Sale
Oleo Fined Earn and
Given Five Years.
Chicago, March 22. Joseph F.
Wirth. Tony Wlrth and Patrick
Raidy, the oleomargarine "moon
shiners," were sentenced by Judge
Land is today to 5 years' Imprison
ment and to pay a fine of $5,017
MAY REHABILITATE ROAD
Judge Permits Use of Half Million
on Kt- IHwIge Interurban.
Des Moines, Iowa, March 22.
Jtf3ge Mcpherson Died in the fed
eral court today permission for the
expenditure of half a million dollars
in rehabilitating the Fort Dodge.
Des Moines & Southern, an lnterur
ban connecting Fort Dodge and Des
HAS BIG FIRE
Buenos Aires. Argentina, March
22. Fire broke out in the custom
house here today and, making its
way through the storehouses
stroyea mercnanaise vaiuea ai 90
Treating Hit in Referendum.
Tacoma, Wash., March 22. The
referendum election yesterday re-;
suited in a decisive victory for Ihe
Miners in Gillespie District
Show No Disposition to
SHERIFF WILL CONTROL
Americans Refuse to Return to Work
as Long as Militiamen Re
main in Vicinity.
Gillespie, I1L, March 22. The mines
-closed yesterday on account of tbreat-
i truest bivuuic um uvt. jcbuui; iiruaj :
j expectea, tne union miners baring de- j
I elded not to go to work while the mill-1
i . . . . i
us are present, coionei iang, com- j
mandlng the troops, says there is no j
present need of soldiers In this vlcin- J
ity, and it Is possible the entire body j
of militia may be withdrawn today.
awaits ox sheriff",
Gillespie, 111., March 22. Colonel
Lang later decided not to withdraw
the troops until the sheriff has a large
enough force of organized deputies to
successfully cooperate with any emer
ROBERT BACON SEES TAFT
France Mar Have
Discussed Proposed Treaty
Washington, March 22. Robert
Bacon, American ambassador to j can border had done bo in expectation
France, had a conference today with.0f a treacherous move by Japan. The
President Taft. His visit was given , president said the reporta were
additional interest at this time owing ; scarcely worth denying but he desir
to the fact that there is a general ied to Bet them at rest for all tIme
oenei negotiations soon may ue :
opened between the United States
and France looking to the adoption
of an arbitration treaty.
SCIENTIST GIVES BOND
Willi Onle Pleads Not Guilty of j
Illegally Practicing Medicine. j
New York, March 22. Accom-j
! pan led by his counsel,
I trict Attorney Jerome
j non Cole, the Christian Science prac
j tltloner indicted on the charge of '
j practicing medicine In violation of
the public health law, today plead
J not guilty. He was released on ball.
Jerome expressed a aesire ror an
Bloomington, 111., March 22. The Il
linois Laundrymen'a association se
lected Peoria as the next place of
meeting and elected: President, C. II.
Atwood. Geneseo; Bret vice president,
W. E. Brewster. Chicago; secretary
treasurer. W. O. King. Blue Island.
TAFT FINDS PLACES FOR MANY
WHOM PEOPLE HAVE REPUDIATED
(Special Correspondence of The Arm.) j
Washington. March 20. Government
by "lame ducka" is one of the apparent
A -lame duck" is a man wbo has
served in congress, but who waa forc
ed or permitted to retire to private life
am a result of failing to please the peo
ple while In office.
Pri1i1nt Taft seems in beliere that
pudiated a man at the polls is not a
good argument why he should not be
permitted to draw a salary from the
LIKE OTHER POLICY.
This is a sister policy to the Taf?
iidea Ui&i it a republican member of
President Tells Them to
TALKS TO AMBASSADOR
Poocnn fnr Militorv ricmnn-
stration on Mexican Fron
March " Irrcl,Iint I
i Tafi todav invited Japanese Ambassa -
j dor Uchida to a conference at th
White house this afternoon. The presi -
dent's object is to personally set at
rest various irresponsible stories pub -
THE VOLUNTEER BULL FIGHTER
lisbed to the effect that the army man
euvers in Texas and California were
In a vague way directed toward Japan.
HARDLY WORTIv DEWING.
The president told the ambassador
' there was absolutely no warrant rvr x-
i cuse for the stories that the United
; States in sending troops to the Mexi
rOMSIDGRKI) BY CABINET.
Washington, March 22. President
(Continued on Pago Six.)
IN TWO VISITS
Springfield. 111., March 22. In
his testimony In the Broderick brlb-.
HoaTadmrued tih. hn'l
.1-1..- - .w.
two different occasion, and that he
had received money each time. He
admitted on one occasion Senator
Jandus of Chicago was in the saloon
when he met Broderick. but denied
Jandus was there when be alleges
he got the money from Broderick.
1 congress does not vote for a bill rec-
ommended by the president, no matter
whether he believes it a good or bad
measure, he is no longer a "republi
can," and is not entitled to his duly
apportioned amount of patronage!
The Cist congress oas not been dead
two weeks, yet five of the former con-
61 0 1 .J . V U A. A 7 V- M U4VI IUI.U . t .
more appuiuimruii ire auuciiaiitra. n
I. .Tl nnrt-rcwrt tht while n ,
v-.aw Mil thnA smm j 11 -b- n rwM fne
Va; v.. .ti.uo
will work for a renomination for Taft.!"" u'ul"ru ,,n;B,tT against ":""""- . ,hf, V,7 ,,m,m.1
- TKan irtA c continuance in office. tody a "hot probably
tles are automatically carea ror. i nose i
on the monetary commission are in- j
stances. They will serve on whether j
they have a scat in congress or not. j
Senator Aldricn is still in the govern-j
TEXAS IS SUNK
Sister Ship of ni-Fated Maine
Sent Down by U. S. War
DESTRUCTIVE POWER TRIED
Greatest Secrecy Surrounds Test of
Marksmanship Witnessed by
On Board the Torpedo Boat String-
;ham, Lower Chesapeake Bay, March
2 The old battleship Texas, sister
I ship of the ill-fated Maine, was sunk s
in Tangier sound yesterday afternoon
by shells from tne powerrui moaern
I battleship New Hampshire. The
I broadsides delivered by the New
Hampshire were fired from a range of
; irom six to seen ana a nan mnea.
Gaping holes in the port side of the
1 Texas and two nolea completely
(through its forward structure where
j the shells had passed showed the ter-
rifl,c effect of the modern shells and
SECRECY SrRROCTfDS TESTS.
The Texas, which is to be replaced
in active service, has been known as
the San Marcos. The tests were con
ducted with absolute secrecy, only
members of the naval staff being al
lowed to approach it In the intervals
of the firing. Secretary of the Navy
Meyer was one of those who went up
to the Texas In a launch for a close
view of the damage.
Before the firing began In earnest,
the New Hampshire fired several
broadsides close to the Texas to give
an exhibition of marksmanship. The
broadsides threw up columns of water
at the bow and stern of the Texas.
SEHIOVS SHOOTIT. BEGINS.
When the serious shooting began
the New Hampshire followed by the
Mississippi 250 yards in its wake
steamed slowly past the Texas at a!
fighting range of seven miles, moving ! exchanges between opposing counsel
at a 10 knot speed. The firing side of i at today's session of the trial of the
the battleship was a sheet of flames as ' Camorrists provoked a' demonstra
lt rained projectiles on the doomed i tlon from the prisoner's cage beyond
WOMEN FIGHT FOR POWER
Ticket In Effort to Co, "Wide
Open" Kansas Town.
Hunnewell, Kan., March 22. Be- TMDDilir OATTi routn
cause they believe the men are run-t FIRST TURBINE BATTLESHIP
ning the city as a "wide open" bor-j
der town, the women of Hunnewell ; German Vwel Launches on Hlrtli
have decided to take a hand in the day of Emperor William I.
j Kiel. Germany, March 22. Ger
" imany's first turbine battleship
ment service as the head of the mon-
jttary commission, and has the privi-
lege of spending as mueb money as is
desired without further authority from
congress or anyone else.
First of the republican appointments
; - '
LJUiuiuai lor reuomjnaiion. 1 n
i vnrora in h!a H tut rft a-6n( A iKa ..ti
; - " ---a. I TS
4 This was a shock to Mr. McKinlar
s ... ,. m.
f He had received so much easy money
from the government, he wa3 loath to
retire. He appealed to the president.
(Continued on Pag lea.)
CHICAGO PACKERS LOSE
OUT ON IMMUNITY PLEA
city government. At a caucus of
women held yesterday. Mrs. J. E.
Wilson was nominated for mayor
and Mrs. G. A. Osborn for po
lice magistrate. A vigorous cam
paign is planned.
TO MAKE GIFTS
Bill to License Carnegie Cor
poration Before the New
PROVIDES NINE DIRECTORS
Will Take Charge if All Benef at ions
and Dispose of Them as It
Albany, March 22. The Carnegie
corporation, which will have charge of
all future gifts of the retired steel mas
iter, is provided for in a bill which was
j introduced in the legislature yesterday
1 by Senator Frawley of New York.
Five of the eight Incorporators and
j directors named are now heads of var
j ious Carnegie institutions and other
philanthropic societies. They are:
Elihu Root, president of the Carnegi"
I endowment for international peace:
Dr. Henry S. Pritchett. president of
the Carnegie Foundation for the Ad
vancement of Teaching: William N.
Frew, president of the board of trus
tees of the Carnegie institute in Pitts
burg; Robert S. Woodward, president
of the Carnegie institution of Washing
ton, and Charles I Taylor, president
of the Carnegie Hero Foundation.
rti:E(HE Aor. niiti:non. ; immunity from prosecution granted
The remaining directors are Mr. Car- : rh-m extended ov-r ail future time, an
negie, Robert A. Franks, president of long as the acts covered by the l!oy
the Home Trust company of New decision remained the same.
York, and James Bertram, secretary ; o ki ti he application.
Mr. Carnegie. j carpenter ruled the immunity grant-
They are, by the provisions of th.? ' ,h,Mn Was only for acts prior to the
bill, to receive and maintain a fund ami (jate cf the indictment, and could not
apply the income to promote the ad- j pertain to any unlawful act performed
vancement and diffusion of knowledge ' after that time. Evidence given by
among the people of the United State:, packers before the grand jury, he said,
by aiding technical schools, institw jrould not relate to that which had not.
tions of higher learning, libraries, sc'-; occurred, and hence could have no f'l
entific research, hero funds, useful pub ' ture application.
Licaiions -and auch-other agencies- - coAVriiivfY still in effect
shall from time to time be found ap- He a,BO ruI?d that BO ,onR th Rcts
propriate. ... complained of continued, the conspir
ma noi.n p, oPERTi. acy remalnf(1 , ff nd the IIB,W.
The corporation will be empowered , fll, ac(9 growln(l 0(lt of ,he nJtirary
..J fx",? . Pal property , and ocrurrinft RflPr u,p Jnd,cf(d m,.n
without limitation and the trustees may , ha(J festlflod before the rand jliry
expend the Income In such manner as
in their judgment will best promote I ho
EIGHT MINERS DIE
IN AN ACCIDENT
Kngine Hauling Them to Work
Jumps Track, Knocks Down
Supports and Roof Falls.
Pittsburg, March 22. Eight men
were killed today In the Hazel mine
at East Cannonsburg. when the mo
tor drawing the cars in which they
were riding to rooms In the mine,
jumped the track, knocking down
the supports and permitting the roof
Court Officials Unable to Subdue
Demonstration Started by Kx
changes of Lawyers.
Viterbo, Italy. ?1arch 22. Angry
control of the court officials that ne-
The accused men alternately
rsed in rage and sobbed hysteric-
i ally, while their women friends
the audience screamed and fainted.
'launched today, on the birthday of
Emperor William I. and was christen-j
ed by Empress Auguste Victoria,
"Kaiser" Emperor William looked on.
Chicago, March. 22. Vincent Alt
man, tried and acquitted some time
, . .
toe Domo tnrowing in cnicago ana
out on bail on charges of
:hfintlnr a laf.-.r.r R.vral wb
': mnrtallv w-nnndei t
Altman was drinking in the!
Briggs house buffet when the assail-
ant fired the shots. He was taken j
j to a hospital, w here it waa aaid he
1 would die. The assailant eecaped.
Judge Carpenter Declares
IS VICTORY FOR SIMS
Evidence Given at Early Inves
tigation Had No Future
Chicago. March 22. The indicted Chi-
cago packers today lost the fight
against going to trial on the indlct
j ments secured by the government sev
; eral months ago, when Judpe Carpen
ter in the United States district court
today overruled thir demurrer to the
! charges and held the immunity grante.l
j by Judge Humphrey In the federal iu
j 1J,0i:- ii(1 not al'P!-v
to th- preseni
charges, which he held were bnsed on
evidence not Included in the Humphrey
1 I. T TllltKK V i:HS.
United States District Attorney Sims
and his aides maintained the latest in
dictment were based on evidence of
violations of the anti-trust ' law which
have occurred within the last three
4 l.IMl:i NO TIME LIMIT.
In brief, the packers' position was
that any conspiracy that might have
existed was plotted prior to the Huni-
' i hreys immunity decision, and that the
were new and separate offenses and
subject to the operation of the law..
MI ST A NSW Fll n.FAS. v . .
Judge Carpenter denied the gov-'
ernment's motion to strike the
packers' pleaa In abatement from the
record and Instructed the govern
ment to reply to the pleas.
The packers were Instructed to b
in court March 27 and report what
action they proposed to take. They
were given 20 days by the court In
which to file exceptions, tha order
given today being without appeal.
AID TO FAMINE VICTIMS
Christian Herald Contributes $U!.1,
OOO. Making Total of 82.0OO.
Washington. D. C, March 22. For
the relief of the Chinese famine and
plague sufferers, the state department
has received $25,000 from the Christian
Herald, making a total from that source
of $82,000, Including flour shipped to
China from Seattle. The money will
be cabled to United States Minister
(Calhoun at Peking, for distribution to
the relief committees.
SOCIALIST VOTE LIGHTER
j Candidate of Party in Milwaukee
! Seliool Primary Kare Iladly.
I Milwaukee, Wis., March 22. An
I analysis of yesterday's primary for
! nominees for school directors shows
j a falling off in the socialist vote.
compared with the primary a year
ago when Seidel was endorsed for
mayor. Only two out of four so
cialist candidate were nominated
and these ran sixth and ninth on the
list of ten.
SECRETARY'S MOTHER DIES
Mrs. Amanda Fisher Pae Away
at Washington. D. C.
Washington. March 22. Mrs. Aman
da Fisher, mother of Secretary of th
! interior Fisher, died at the home of her
son. Dr. Howard Fisher, here todar.
Death was due lo a nervous breakdown
caused by an accident a year ago.
Plan New River Llna.
Sr. iouis, March 22 A committee of
five, to be comprised of three expert
and two local buHlness men. will be ap
pointed by the Busings league of H:.
Ijouis to decide whether It would be to
i the trade advantage of the city to es
tablish a boat line plying between hero
and New Orleans.
Bad Fire at Williams, Iowa.
Williams. Iowa, March 22. A Are
! causing a loss of $23,000 destroyed tour
v...i Klu. . k. motr, .1 ,i
Mre. Schenk Out on Bail.
Chlco, March 22. Mrs. Theresa
Schenk, who shot and killed her hus
band last Saturday in Park nidge, waa
'released on bonds of $10,000 today.