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THE BULLETIN, OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER OP OF ALEXANDER COUNTY THE CITY OF CAIRO' VOLUME XLI. No. 16, CAIRO, ILLINOIS TUESDAY MORNING, JANUARY 5, 1909. ESTABLISHED IN 1868. CAIRO U. S. CONGRESS VOTES $800,000 FOR SUFFERERS SS A MAN ! Measure Passed Immediately on Reception of President's Mes sage in Both Houses PRESIDENT TELLS WHAT HE MEANT BY REFERENCE TO SECRET SERVICE. OMNIBUS BILL JAN. 14 Carrying Over Two Millions Motion ; to Return Message to President Was Withdrawn Omni bus Claims Bill, NATIONAL RED CROSS HAS COLLECTED $340,000 SO FAR Illinois Branch Leads Other Branches-Conferences Held to Consider Advisability of Atlantic Fleet Not Visiting Italian Ports, as Arrival Would be Too Late to Aid in Relief Washington, Jan. 4 Bountiful pro vision for the earthquake sufferers of Italy was made by congress to.lay, and that too. by a unanimous vote. In the horse there was a vigorous hand clapping as the bill carrying the appropriation was sent on its way. The munificent, twin of $800,000 was greeted almost Immediately after the reception In both houses of the mes sago from the president calling at , ter.tion to the calamity anej .the' press. ins need for aid for the stricken pen- I1 of a Rister nation.. The president's signature was not affixed to the bill tonight as it did not reach him, neither the vice presf dent nor the speaker of the house yet having signed. The house had been adjourned and Speaker Cannon ha l left the capitol before the senato passed the measure. Wilt Sign Today. The president will sign the bill, making It effective, when it reaches him, which probably will be tomor row. Only the fact that the national legislature was adjourned for the holiday recess when the earthquake occurred prevented early action, a' though by the president's direction and with the confidence of congres sional approval, supplies aboard of naval ships Celtic and Culgoa in tended for the battleship eet, were diverted and ordered delivered as quickly as their speed rapacity could take them , to the scene of suffering (nd want. No such gcneroi s help was ever ex tended to a Ftrlcken people by this government before. Legislators Were Eager to Act. Legislators, anticipating the presi dent's message and filled with a sym pathetic desire to lend their votes at any pnipfsltion which would brinir relief, were early in their seats and prepared to take Immediate action. - Confident that further contribu tions of the American people will Justify Its assumption of respontd tdlity In authorizing Ambassador tJrlMom at Rome to charter and load with supplies a relief vessel, and also transport refugees, the American Na tloi.sl Red Cross advanced the neces sary means wherewith to meet the suggestion of the ambassador and h:s i committee of Americans in Rome. Ovei $3 1.000 has been Collected thi.ugh the Red Cross alone, or which $(',0,000 represents the advance referred to. Fleet May Not Visit Italy. Jcause of the belief of the prime minbter of Italy, expressed In a message today in resjonse to a cable gram from the president to Grlse-otn. transmitted last Saturday, that the American fleet of battleships will ar rive at the scene of thed isaster too Lite to be of great assistance, con frence are bHng held with a view to rearranging their sailing pmeram. rsiwclally a it has been determined that the fleet's visit to several Italian 1-nrts while preparations were mak ing for Its appropriate reception would be 111 timed under the circvm t tanc s. Contributions of money f.r the re lief of the sufferers from the earth quake continue pourin? into the heal tiers of the American National Red Cross society and the work In conenion with the activities of th? jnrtoy keeps its staff here extremely tuisr. Yesterday's Subscriptions. Today's subscriptions amount to $I3..7.".S. The largest contirbutions were: Illinois Tranch Rod Cross $10,141. California $10.oo0. District of Columbia $".vi. Itilian Relief Commltt.-, III kankee $"...Vfl. j Connecticut fl.SuO. Rhode Island $.1,000. IMaHsaclinsotts $2,000. Pennsylvania $3,000. Cleveland City $1,000. The Illinois branch telegraphed night thut it would remit $20,000. to $1,000 FROM LINCOLN, NEB. Lincoln, Neb., Jan. I. 1 Inroln business men today telegraphed $1,- 000 to the Red Cross society at Wash ington for the relief of. earthquake suffeMris.'?-;"T " ; - "? M COLD WAVE TODAY TEMPERATURE MAY FALL MUCH BELOW 20 DEGREES TONIGHT. Washington Bulletin Announces Fall of 30 Degrees or More Today and Further Fall Tonight. Washington, Jan. 4. With practic- , ally no opposition the senato today I pas'sed the house bill appropriating j$SOO,0,)0 to aid the Italian earthquake i sufferers. '' Bailey, of Texas, declared such an appropriation uneonstitutluii !al but did nothing to dvlay con ' ei essioniti action. The Bum of $400,000 - was appro i printed by the senate today for the purchase, or construction of a. build lug in Tails as the homo of the American ambassador. The bid will at i.nce go to the house for consid eretibii. January 11 was today designated le.r the consideration of the omnibus claims bill which carries an appii priatlt.li of $2,300,000. After having been In session a lit tle over (in hour tho houstt today a lj Lined "out of respect to the mem ory of Representative Davey, of Louisiana, who died during the re cess. ;' Numerous messages from the presi dent en various subjects were read. The most important were the m s sag. s lecomim nding aid for the Ital ian earthquake sufferers and the ines- SUPREME COUR I REFUSES OF CtRTlDRAR FAMOUS STA MAY NOW C. LANDIS, i jlD OIL CASE ,CK TO JUDGE ; iflT FTR A -7RIAL. PRES DENT UPHELD IN NEGRO SOLDIER CASE Supreme Court , Virtually Lower Court's Decision Roosevelt Had Rright Discharge Troops Al ton Rebate Cases. Affirms That to Washington, Jan. 4. The United States Supsenie Court's announcement of its decision not to entertain the Standard Oil $29,000,000 case was lorina.iy matte today. No reasons were given and the determination of tho court was staled along with a number of other cases of compara tively little importance. The chief justice simply announced in so many words that the government petition for certiorari was denied. Under uhls ruling the case may non go back to Judge Landis' court for a new trial in accordance with the de cision of the court of appeals. It. is slated at- the department, of justice Unit tlx? action of She supremo court, today in denying tho application of the government for a writ of cer- OH YEN 1 IS SATISFACTORY STATE DEPARTMENT PLEADED WITH HIS APPOINTMENT AS FOREIGN MINISTER. IS SEMI-PROGRESSIVE His Influence Will Prove Helpful in ' Staying Any Reactionary Ten dency in Policies or Chi J" ' , nese Administration. VATICAN OPENS DOORS TO 1,500 QUAKE VICTIMS Washington, Jan. 4. The state dc paitment views with satisfaction the appointment by the Chinese govern ment of Liang Tun Yen, the customs official of Tatital, as minister of for eign 'affair's. Liang is said to lo what is popularly called a semi pro grcfsive statesman, and his .designa tion to the Important post of the. foreign office will it. Is hoped, prove helpful In staying any marked ten dency to reactionary practices in the future policy of the Chinese adminis tration of affairs. At the same time It Is realized that the ditles of the grand councillor, which include important Interna tional matters and others aft' tcting the pulley of the Chinese empire, are to be assumed by Na Tung, successt r qf the progressive Yuan Shi Kai, who was dismissed. Minister Roeklll is keeping the sti.te department in touch with thn situation In Peking and of the doings of the diplomatic body In relation to the changH of the grand councillor. It is pt ssilde that some representation may be made to China against what Protestant and Catholic Alike Hear Consoling Words From Lips of the Pope GRISC0M DELIVERS $250,000 TO THE ITALIAN RED CROSS Thorough Investigation Made as to Fato of Amer icans, and Reported That Lupton Escaped Veteran of Civil War and Two Other Americans Beside Counsel Che ney and Wife Were Killed tho corps regards as an unwise st What promises to be the colder spell or tile present winter is predict od by the weal hi r bureau for toda and tonight. Yesterday afternoon th local office received the follow in from the Iiureau at Washington: 'The disturbance mentioned in las Saturday's special forecast has reach d Kastern Minnesota, preceded b the expected high temperatures to the eastward and southward and followe. by the cold high area to tho north westward. The cold wave will reach the upper Lake region and the upper .Mississippi Valley tonight and Tues day; tiie Ohio Valley and lower Lake uglon Tuesday night and the middle and North Atlantic Mates Wednesday It will also be rohler in the South tUVednesday and Wednesday night Owing to the wide elxent of tho west em high area it Is probable that the told will be most marked of the pre. ent season thus far. Rain will pre cede tho cold and will turn to snow over the northern tier of states. WILLIS L. MOORE. Chief V. S. Weather Bureau. Second Message. A second message came later read ing as follows: Cold wave. Temper ature will fall .10 degrees or more in next 21 hours, and Mill more Tuesday nitht. This latter message promises a torn perature below 2o, and it may reach close to 10 above lero tomorrow morning. OLSON THROWS BEELL. Chicago. Jan. 4. Charles Olson, tf Indianapolis, defeated Fred Heell, cf M.irr.h field. Wis., in a wrestling ma'ch tonight. He won the first fall in 30 minutes and ".7 seconds, and the stc ond In 18 minutes and 25 secorsls. RELEASED AT INQUEST. Solorado Springs. Colo.. Jan. 4 Arthur Davis, mho has been detained by tho police in connection mith the mysterious killing of C. P. Efskk. Woodman o fthe World cb iV. wa t nieht released sfier the coroners In luiry. TWO SMALL CHILDREN BURN. Moody, Mo.. Jan. L In the fempor sry absT)f? cf tlxir mother two chil dren. seed 2 aid 4 years, were burned to death at the heine f4 Thomas Bor fi ar here today. - i- 19k,t .Ilia WHY CAN'T MARCH 4 COME IN JANUARY? sage responding to the resolution ask ing for information as to what the prcMilent meant In his annual men Haste regnridng the secret service. The relief asked for the stricken Italian people was quickly and unani mously given, the num of $)e).oo0 leing appropriated, while the secret service message was referred to a sj-etial committee that has to do with matter, after Critgs. of Georgia, to the lh had moved to have it returned tiorarl gives the case Its original stat us, subject to it he view cf Judge Grussrup tif the I'nlti d Stales cir cuit Court of Appeals, as contained in his decision tif July 22 and November lit, lUi'S. The Gat Company Case. Speaking for the entire inemhershH of the Supreme Court of thn 1'nitel (Sta!es, JiiMiee Prckham of tha, court today announced the decision of th-' l.i .:. -mi: : Ytvin Slil Kal. but It ;u lo t l.e iearned, o far an this gov ert.tnent is roneerned, that any for pi..! jiroU-st will l made. The Mate dcpaitment. it Is m i nl . l oft, is not so ninth concenie.l nver I l.o fills the ofTli-es. as It Is that no r ve-rsal le made in China's progu's sive licy. .court in ttn- rase auainst the Consel prcMdnt which motion be later ith- ,lat, , ,;a romi:iIIV ,,f v,.-- v.k d-cw. city, nhhh i:ivoh 1 the validity tf the eiehty reft gas law tif thv city, fn !Tect thf decision upheld the lam but it cl(e.l mith the Intimation that if after a practical test the rate fixr. should prove to t" unremuneiative, the far company should have the pri-llete- of reviving the eahC. An inijMtriatit feature f the .le(i4. hn i-t th fljiding cf the con it to l!i - tT'-ct nhat the vain" of the frant-Miw-t. Secret Service Tnetsage. Aft'-r quoting - the resolutions parsed by the house of representa-1 tivfs the president says: I Mil wholly at a hiss to understand lie concluding iortlon tif the resold-1 tion. I have made no charges cf cor-J nil lion asa'nst congress nor azaii-sti any member of the present house. If J hfcd proof of such corruption affect-. ing any menilwr or the nor in any, matter as to mhit-h the federal gov- of th conipani-f constituting the C.-n en;ment has Jurisdiction. action ulida"-d Cr.n pany &s fixed t,y theii tuld at nce lo hrotiehL as mas at tt time f.f for.'r.!id,Tt ion could ! in in the cases of Senators Mit prrixr'v rcarnd as j.irt rf tire a-- hell and Burton, and Rrr-senta- i'al ' f 'b1 tt.miianr f'.r the lenince of ! t' tives Williamson. H rnr.ann. an ! ttf-k It m ; tlr, . ut th .t ih -1 - s ta'e had tin. r l ies? inr, the f;l?' J ftfr-p cf tl.at ta u&tjon. a-;. I it a tin r f.re. critiCti. !! that ut ti.i.-- 1. : Ijte tliat i - toil net ropr' 1-ej aise.!. The Alton Rebate Case. r.r divi.''l Prises, at difTerr.t times sine I tavc heen prei!enf. Ti:i motiM In-ply be doing my dirty in the t"- ct-tion an-! -ntere -nTnt f the las ithtrut reeot to l-rsi,ri. Hut I do ot tfgarl It as mitMn Xf protlite, f BURTOVCONCRATULATED By Attnost Every Member of the - Houte Waterways Bill Seems to Be Killed. Washington. Ja'i. 4 Kepn setit.i 'ive l!!irt;n. mho ha ju-t mon 1 !" ficht for seria'(;r fro',i Ohio, mas the ref'i ieiit today in t!:e hoiie of on tm"i!a'i(m of p! ;n t i.ili v the er;tit" tn t.it er!l!p. lie mil! MKin r't a meeting- ,f 'li ort mi '; on riv r an 1 hart r f h'(h he Is li.Mrnia.i. at mliih it ; iev. .1 the kn n t.f tin- pro; s I . er hA '1 be ??iis na!lKr M l f'r f,tin!l f'. ia'ir. Ti e j:r.':f t a t---n iritn out that ': !;-j..t cf the tre.ir d. im the no- lirt.'r ;-p'-t.j-l - li.is Int. r. i.iWon f..r this i'U.- the crfies t,f lP. rei tent to re- in1 to the honsf? -allfr-fl fIininn-1 - -" ,n" W- rie" tf mnitrm. r.r th vrics"l rrun f T 1 '' ' te fnrrn',4 scfkn" cf a nT.!r in hi f i !f-d the rt,a'- l.n .sht t y official rapafity." Th frra'-rfh!p fv-artK'-at aealn. the -n !!v: of th bo"Sf is ty th eontitutin .way la favor f t v.e c.i v rrtr-j t,t. PROGPEiSIVES NAME LEADER. placed within the fewer r.f tl.p bous" (Cooc!iifc4 oa S-rftl Faare.) The ca? Huo!ve! th- r-f J rt::tf '.T I I vt fd n .fc h" ett.'h i.a ; t t'- e ' Proe-f " a fn-!i!at f-r isif.'ter f tf- I'.ii Is titltwa ti . Jan. . Kdmar-l J :e e)f-ted at Of cBferfr ff (Coc!bde4 oa E!ilt rate ) jK.rma-4 I. ?hrt-5. Home, Jan. 4. Ambassador Orlscom and menibers of the American - relief committee have signed n contract for acquisition for two weeks of the Aus tiii.n -Lloyd staenishlp Oetfaulca. She is now being filled out. and when ready 1i,hh) persons can ho taken care of aboard her for ten days. In addition, food supplies can he. distrib uted to several thousand people. Delivered $250,000. ' Ambassador tlrlscom today "deliver ed to Ctmnt TavcTfift, head of the Ital ian Hod Cross, $250,000 from the Am erican Hed Cross. Taverna was ever- whelmed, end said he would make an exception to the rule which forbids the distribution of money through any i but Red Crss channels, and returned to the ambassador $2,000 which h td contributed to the expenses of Ihe relief ship. The count added that one of the greatest difficulties: to be encounter- d is the prompt distribution of sup plies, and therefore outside) help is warmly welcomed. Vatican Receives Wounded. The universal brotherhood spoken of by Archbishop Ireland, of St. Paul. was emphasized In Rome this morn ing, when, upon the arrival of 1,500 wounded from Messina mid Regglo, Mayor Nathan telephoned the Vatican isklng whether these unfortunates ould he taken hi there. The Vatican replied in the affirmative, and the wounded wero received with open inn. To realize fully what Ihia fcigtilnci it must be explained that Nathan N not a Catholic, and that lie was at one time Grand Master of the Free Masons. Ttie first 120 of Ihe wounded ieii t lo the Vatican this morning were received lit the railroad station bv Mgr. Misitally, sent especially hy the pope. Some o ft hem were takm to the Vatican In nubile conveyances ut the more grievously Injured were arried on stretchers hv the Red toss. Pope Goes Among Injjred. Tin y were received at the vatirn-i recincts by Ihe nursing sisters. Th" pope could not res-rain his desire to tiring them consolation, and sought em out. He passed through the Hi illica of St. I'eters over the arch con- cting La.-iilica with the hospital. Although h did not actually set font on Italian territory, he .i realitv went tiKid" that area, which, under th law. in guaranteed, ond enjoys th ri.-ht of extraterritoriality. The hos pital belonging to tre kp stands on Italian gn.nnd. The poi's entrance into the ho I ital mas the siirri for an outburst of eni!nn. not only on the j,art 0f the pat leu's, but even from the jm-te him 1 ef and the member, of his suite j Many i t the m lir mere not gravel' ouri.e. iuiUt.d en jumping out f U-d to kneel ati ki- the jtoMifT:; I. ati . j Gave Contalatiortr. 1 The .r j e f;.oke c. fiwiliiicjy to ea'h j Ulifert'inate. He .i:d that Since thej esnheuake he had liwd ttlj to thitik I ' f t!,e:n iitel study the best nn an of i hew ing fh--m. A'! of i prayers to, 'be A!n,igh-y had implored mercy, i el'ti"l!f. and i.f t. nrnl-rco the) -t rible t r a i -i. rising u; again through ' l.e rf-tT.fort .f f Lgif.n. wa stopping ot the Hotel Victoria, which was half destroyed. After sat isfying himself that A. S. Chetie", American consul at Messina, and hit wife, were buried -beyond hope of i.' covery In the ruiin ot their coif.uhtt , Lupton teiok up headquarter:; o i board of one of the warships In the harbo,-. A Contiulato Utterly . Destroyed. . The corresiiondent visited the situ of tho consulate. The building hid cojlaptfi d utterly, There. )i hope, Jtnwv . eve.', that tho bodien and archive; tftay 'ho recoverd. Joseph II. l'ierc. former Anierlcan vice consul here, and several members of his family. are also among the dead. The only other Americans known to have been killed are a man named foubert, or Robert, 'mid his wife, who wore. natur alized citizens, and one Joseph GIu seppa, a veteran of the Civil war. Aa to Tourists. As to tourists , supposed to have been in Ihe vicinity, it is almost Ine possible' to obtain exact Informatioi, but most careful inquiries indicate that there were none In Messlua ut the time of the quake. The register Of the Hotel Victoria shows tin Aniet. lean names. Two Kngllsh women, Illanehe Kane an. I .Miss Smith, wh. were stopping at this house, went nave if. The re gister of the Hote l Trlnaeria, Ihe oilier hotel patronized by foreign ers, has not been recovered, but there is reason to lwlieve that no Ameri cans were among the guests. If any Americans were in Regglo or Me-sslna lost Monday morning, and if thev have not yet been heard from, th.t worst musl. be feared. Other tommt in Sicily have sent no news of (ho killing or wounding of any American citizen!'. Bottom Raised 1400 Feet. The Hi st shocks of the earthquake raised lhf bottom of the straits be. tween Missina and Regglo llim feet as shown by somdings since mad Th tidal wave at Messina it t, fitted by experts, was nt more than eight feet high, while It was doubji that height at Iteggio. As a const--queiice the Us tf life at the lati.-r place Is proportionately gr. at -r thaa at 'Messina. SEARCH FOR CHENEY'S BODY. Messina. Jan. 4. -Officials, miifi th tfl 1 tt sivty soldiers, are engage .1 ii the task of hiarhig up the ruins it the American cou-uTai- in ordr t recover, if if.ssihle. the N-lif8 if Con sul Cheney and wife. STATE OF SIEGE DECLARED. Ri.e. Jan. 4 A royl ,! ree m is is-ne,l toniKhr j rewiainiinc a .af" ef sii ge in ;h- rartluiuake it sion. . .e bfby mi!! be allomed to go within th ar-a of the disaster miihout Sfi,. p rioisnion from the govt-rumetit. TELEPHONE DEAL. REGARDING AMERICANS. M. .-ina. Jan. 4 A nt-mspapt-r ror -est" n ! nt mho has nsade an invest! t.tu.'ti n ak4 kooma thee fact con 'rTiir.g An-rin: Sman K. I ).ton. Am-rii an vice Ixtroit. Mi. h . Jan. 4 Th a- Rin-iiii nient mas ma-le this aftnoei 1 1 at the Vie hitan T lepbtne r" p.-ry has lease-! the property of th Nortftrastem TelepNn- com pan mhsih has about si hun 're-l suih-s I tol' lines in- Jey City and f.ftf f-eurties in the northeat.n -nki ef th lomr-r ir.lnsular. SIXTEEN SAILORS DROWNE: Sydney. K. S. W.. Ja-u 4 Th Vn Banc of tb nritiii ni-r ct-.nteT mas soak Is a cr! '-'h s mi'i nl at Meina. arrin-J at his tjai ctiiter tut Irsisy. Fiitetn sa.J-.-j an mek bfor- lh 'arthquake. He j f-re t