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THE CITY OF CAIRO
VOLUME XLI. No. 362.
CAIRO, ILLINOIS, TUESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 21, 1909.
TWELVE PAGES TODAY.
ESTABLISHED IN 1868.
NICARAGUAN CONGRESS IS
UNANIMOUS FOR MADRIZ AS
THE BIG PLUMS
HUE DISHED OUT
NEGRO SHOT TO DEATH IN
CELL BY MOB AND NEGRO
CITIZENS MAKE PROTEST
PRESIDENT OF NICARAGUA
Was Elected Yesterday-People
of Managua Cheer Him as
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Madriz Not Acceptable to United States-Estrad
Will Immediately Force Vasques to Fight
at RamaIncensed at lladriz's
Election Ships Reach
Washington. Dec. 20. Castrtllo to
night received the following from the
secretary of the provisional govern
ment: m ,
"The battle has begun. We have
taken the offensive. Will advise you
Another cablegram to Castrlllo
tstated that the revolutionists under
no circumstances will countenance
tho election of Madriz nor any other
Rama, Dec. 20. Estrada began a
forward movement this morning. The
battle will be In the bush and is ex
pected to last at least three days.
Estrada's soldiers cheered as they
left on lighters, towed by tugs. Gen
eral Luis Mbna is advancing in an en
deavor to outflank General Gonzales,
ho now commands the Zelayans.
The first movement began last
night and the detachment started at
9 o'clock this morning. Gonzales has
forces scattered In a line eight miles
long.- Estrada expects to surround
and harass them, shut off the food
supply, and, by sharp-shooting, make
the trenches exceedingly tsinsafe," I ...
MADRIZ NOT APPROVED.
Washington, Dec. 20. The attitude
of the gvernment toward Nicaragua
would not be changed by the election
of Madrlz as president. Madriz would
have to show that he is capable of
directing a responsible government,
which is prepared to make reparation
tot the wrngs done American citizens.
The state department announces
that the attitude toward Madrlz will
be just as outlined in the Knox note,
and until a responsible government
is in control of the situation, no defi
nite negotiations , can be held, diplo
matic relatilons cannot be resumed.
The state department officials said
this afternoon, after a call to the
White House, "we want Nicaragua to
settle her own affairs; we are not dic
tating what shall be dne In Nicaragua
or who shall be named president. All
we want is a responsible government
that we can do business with.
SHIPS REACH CORINTO.
Corinto, Dec. 20. The Buffalo, with
seven hundred marines, and the gun
toat Princeton, arrived today.
RESOLUTION ON NICARAGUA.
Washington, Dec. 20. "The ab
horent conditions under the despotic
administration of Zelaya have shock
ed moral sense and have been a dis
grace to civilization," f declares Rep
resentative Adair, of Indiana, in a
joint resolution introduced today, di
recting the United States to recognize
Estrada as president of Nicaragua.
"It is the duty of the Unlud
States," runs the resolution, "and
the United States does hereby demand
the arrest, trial and punishment of
BARONESS VAUGHAN QUIETLY
MAKES EXIT FROM BELGIUM
Brussels, Dee. 20. The Baroneas
Vaughan quietly left Belgium today,
her reign ended, accepting the hint
that if si: e did not depart voluntarily
she would be expelled.
The baroness had packed and for
warded to France the magnificent
fvrnlshlngs of her chateau which were
gifts of Leopold. To the Belgians she
was always a mystery, and they
grew to discuss with unconcern her
absolute dominion over the king's pri
vate life, but they deeply resent the
fact that as the klng'a body was
borne through the streets and lying
in state, her photograph was sold in
Binssel'g thoroughfares and her name
shouted by the hawkers as "Caroline,
Despite the dispatches frm Italy
that Leopold and the baroness were
married, the king's personal friends
Zelaya by an Impartial tribunal in
Nicaragua for the, wilful mir nt
American citizens, ample apology for
Nicaragua and such damages and
reparatin as may be just."
The resolution was referred to the
rreign affairs committee.
MORE BRUTAL DETAILS.
Los Angeles, Dec. 20. Injections of
salt water and chile sauce was the
frm of torture attributed to Zelaya
by Marshall O'Neill, a civil engineer.
now here. O'Neill went to Nicaragua
to superintend a railroad. With other
Americans he plotted an Invasion of
Nicaragua from Honduras. The con
spirators were arrested and sentenced
to be shot but were saved through the
activity of the British consulate.
Eighteen men and women were ar
resieet later in connection with a
new conspiracy. When they refused
to confess, hypodermic Injections of
salt water, then chile sauce, were ad
ministered, accrding to O'Neill,
They were obdurate, but under
Zelaya's personal direction O'Neill
charged, mixtures ot salt water and
chile -sauce were administerd until
the eighteen admitted their guilt.
They were then killed.
O'Neill says the Nlcaraguan's est!
mate Zelaya's fortune from $20,000,000
to $50,000,000. He describes Estrada
as a man of progressive ideas.
, . MADRIZ ELECTED.
Managua, Dec. 20. Madriz was to
day unanimously elected president of
Nicaragua by congress.
The session was exciting, but
seemed in perfect unanimity on the
election of Madriz. The announce
ment of the result brought vociferous
cheering and cries of "Vivl Madriz,"
"down with the monopolies," "down
with tyranny," "Long live tho consti
tution." Dr. Madriz will assume the presi
dency tomorrow. He was escorted
to the balcony of his hotel, where he
briefly addressed the great crowd,
urging harmony, and co-operation. He
pledged himself to uphold the rights
of the citizens, and establish a policy
of equal opportunities for all.
Congress first accepted Madriz's
resignation then recommended the ac
ceptance and formulation of an ad
dress of thanks for Zelaya's services
to Nicaragua. Following the adoption
of this 'report the nomination of Mad
rlz was. made and was greeted with
enthusiasm. On the call for a stand
ing vote every man rose.
Influential delegates had been pour
ing in from Leon, the Liberals' strong
hold, Chinandenga and Granada, with
the averred purpose of winning Mad
riz's candidacy. While Zelaya know3
Madrlz Is not favored by the United
States he still urged Madriz as his
(Concluded or Sixth Page.)
disbelieve it, and characterize the ru
mor of a civil uion as puns nonsense,
and the baroness was never either re
corded or proclaimed the king's wife.
As the baroness passed today from
Belgian life, the Princess Louise tri
umphantly entered the city and was
officially greeted and also acclaimed
by the people. She was conducted
witht royal honors to the Chateau
Belevedere, henceforth her official
' A vast crowd again viewed the
king's body. Many from the provinces
were incensed by the gates being
closed at S o'clock and tried to force
an entrance. In the panic the people
were trampled and garments torn, a
number being injured. Finally the
palace was re-opened, and th visitors
filed past the catafalque.
On Thursday Albert will trium
phantly enter Brussels.
SENATE CONFIRMS TAFT'S DIP
LOMATIC AND OTHER
CALHOUN GOES TO CHINA
As -United States Ambassador Con
flrmation of Bacon Slightly
Opposed Russell Goes
Washington, Dec. 20. Tharles W.
Russell, who was appointed minister
to Prsla today, Is assistant attorney
general : of the , United States. For
twenty years, he was connected with
the department of justice. , ,
William James Calhoun, of Chicago,
appointed minister to China, has liad
considerable diplomatic experience In
Cuba and Venezuela, and also served
on the interstate commerce commis
sion, ' X
Robert Bacon, of New York, named
ambassador to France, was a former
member of the firm of J. P. Morgan
and company. He was appointed as
asslrtant secretary of state in Sep
tember 1905, and secretary of state
from Jan. 27 until March 6 of the
Richard C. Kerens, named ambassa
dor to Austria-Hungary, is a native
of Ireland, a union veteran, and re
sided in St. Louis since 1870.
'Wtr'XWy I "TT 1 "
Henry Lane Wilson was transferred
from Belgium to be ambassador to
Mexico. He became minister to
Chile in 1S97. He is a native of In
Horace C. Knowles, transferred
from Nicaragua to Santo Domingo, Is
a Delaware lawyer.
Henry T. Gage, of California, ap
pointed minister to Portugal, was
governor of California from 1899 to
Laurlts S. Swenson, of Minneapolis,
appointed minister to Switzerland,
was minister to Denmark from 1.897
Henry P. Fletcher, appointed minis-
er to Chile, Jp'SG years old, and has
been secretary of the legation at
Peking since 1907.
Chariest Page, Bryan, of Illinois,
transferred from Portugal to Belgium,
served in the Illinois legislature four
R. S. Reynold HItt, of Illinois, was
appointed minister to Panama.
Fonton R. McCreery, of Michigan,
minister to Honduras.
The nominations of district attor
William E, Trautman, for the east
ern district of Illinois.
William A. Northcott, for the south
ern district of Illinois.
The nomination of Charles P.
Hitch, marshal for the eastern dis
trict of Illinois, caused surprise, as
it was understood that Roosevelt had
selected James Sloan, of Danville, a
secret service man, for , the place.
Cannon and Cuflom favored Hitch.
The foreign relations committee;
voted today to report the nomination
of Robert Bacon as ambassador to
France, to tn senate tomorrow, when
Root probably will seek to have , it
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' l f "ilm tAJTHiVirE-7
SENATE AND HOUSE FINISHED
LABORS AT 2 O'CLOCK
DEPEW ON CHRISTMAS
Makes Optimistic Remarks in Senate
on Pessimistic Articles in Re
cent Periodicals In
Washington, Dec, 20. The senats
and house concluded their labors at
2 o'clock today.' Tomorrow an ad-
journmena for two weeks will be
Aside from the confirmation of the
nomination of Horace H. Lurton, of
Tennessee, as associate justice of the
supreme court, the principal feature
of the senate proceeding was the
speech laden with ; optimism for the
Christmas season by Depew. The
New Yorker's address was called
forth by what he characterized the
pessimistic predictions in Senator La
Follette's magizine and many news
papers and other periodicals relating
to the effect of the present tariff law
upon the prices of the necesasries of
life, as well as in ; relation to the
dangers to the people on account of
the pending exhaustion of the natural
Look Out for Him Friday Evening.
Representative Mundel, of Wyoming
addressed the house again on tho
Afionoluded on Sixth Page.)
TARIFF BOARD MEETS WITH
TAFT AND OTHERS DIS
CUSSED MAXIMUM AND MINI
MUM TARIFF RULE.
Washington, Dec. 20. A long 'con
sultation in the White House this
afternoon between Taft and Knox,
members of the new tariff board,
members of the trade-relations staff
of the state department and Senator
Aldrich, indicated that Taft will be
In a position on March 1 to proclaim
which countries will be given the
benefit of the minimum tariff in re
turn for concessions. ,
Tho, tariff board, composed of Prof.
H. C,' Emery, James B. Reynolds and
AlvitHH. Sanders, has for three
months been locating tariff discrimi
nations against the United States. It
was said that these were easy to find
and many are entitled to being
termed "gross." Efforts will be made
to adjust matters with most countries
diplomatically within the next two
months.,, V. . . 1
Tbf greatest difficulty is expected
with France, on account of the heavv
increases In the Payne bill on wines,
etc. ' V
AT WHITE HOUSE
TAFT YIELDS TO DEMANDS OF
TAFT IS DISAPPOINTED
That Country Would Not Accept His
Vindication of Ballinger as
f Final Ballinger's
Washington,. Dec. 20. President
Taft today yielded to the demands of
both Ballinger and - his critics for a
public Investigation of the Ballinger
Ballinger this afternoon Informed
the president virtually that the inves
tigation was the price of his remain
ing in the cabinet, and made it clear
that he is willing to sit silent and
wait for, the thing to "blow over."
Taft, it is said, reluctantly admit
ted disappointment of his hope that
the country would accept as final his
own vindication of Ballinger and his
conclusion that the investigation Is
The leading Republicans In con
gress feel that, apart from the merits
of the controversy, a festering sore
of this character must poison the sys
tem of the party In power, and that
It Is high time to resort to the lance.
This is the culmination of various
recent conferences. Ballfnger, Wick
ersham'and Hitchcock together went
to the White House today.
Ballinger told the presi1Mvt, it is
said, that the situation had become
Intolerable and he was compelled to
insist upon an Investigation. Bal
linger's demand carried the endorse
ment of Wlckersham and Hitchcock,
and he also has the sympathy of other
members of the cabinet. Thfs undoubtf
edly will be one of the subjects at
tomorrow's cabinet meeting.
Several things served to bring ,the
matter to a head. The speech of
Representative Hitchcock, Democrat,
of Nebraska, in the house recently.
demanding action upon his resolution
providing for an Investigation of the
land offic was a factor. Ballinger
it Is said' feared that the resolutfor
would be tabled by the Republicans
and that it would be construed as an
effort to "whitewash" him." He has
also received from a close personal
friend, an expert on land laws, advice
urging such an ultimatum as Bal
linger announced today.
Four aspects of the situation are
taken into consideration by party
First, the effect i:pon the future of
the Republican party and the Taft
administration if attacks upon the in
tegrity of a member of the adminis
tration be allowed to pass unchal
lenged. Second, the possibility of the con
troversy between the adherents and
opponents of Ballinger becoming so
bitter as to endanger party legisla
tion. Third, the practical standstill of
the whole policy of the conservation
of the natural resources thiring the
present conflict among those in whose
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Probability of Clash Between
Races in Arkansas-Negro
Lynched in Texas.
Was Hanged in Tower of Fire Station Three
Negroes Who Murdered White Man in Ala
bama Caught After One Was Cremated
When Officers Fired House They
Had Fled to.
Little Rock, Ark.. Dec. 20. Follow
ing the shooting to death in his cell
at iDm-all's Bluff last night of George
Bailey, a negro, by a mob and! a gath
ering in protest today of a number of
negroes, a clash between the races is
Bailey had shot and probably fa
tally wounded Matt Todd, a planter.
Tho mob worked so quietly that many
residents were not awakened. The
mob gained access to the cell corri
dor, but the cell withstood their at
tack. Then, as the terrified man
crouched In the corner of his cell, fif
teen bullets of a fusillade entered his
NEGRO MURDERERS CAUGHT.
Montgomery Ala., Dec. 20. Barri
cading themselves in' a house, Will,
Sheldon, and ' Clinton Montgomery,
negroes, wanted for the murder of
Algernon Lewis,' a young white man,
late this afternoon fired on the
sheriff's 'posse near Magnolia, Ma
renso county, wounding four whitps,
one fatally. The house was set on
Iro and , Clinton Montgomery was
:rematcd, and the other two were
'aptured when they dashed from the
Lewis was waylaid Saturday night
by the Montgomery negroes, it Is
-.hsrgeil, his body riddled with bullets
ind left In the road. The search Tor
W. A. HARRIS DEAD
SUDDEN ATTACK OF HEART DIS
EASE CARRIES HIM OFF IN
CHICAGO KANSAN HAD A
Chicago, Dec. 20. Former Unite!
States Senator W. A. Harris, of Kan
sas, died suddenly of heart disease
today at the home of a relative hera.
Harris has been In Chicago a
month, having come to attend tho
Live Stock exposition. He was ap
parently ..in ,good condition when
itricken; he died in a few minutes.
Harris served in the Confederate
army three years as assistant adjutant
genera! and ordnance officer. In 1865
he became engaged, as a civil engi
neer at the construction of the Kan
sas division of the Union Pacific, and
later was ' government land agent.
H,arls was a PpuJist'anti prior. to hia
election as senator was a member of
The ' body ; Wilt,' be taken to Law
rence. ' '.
SHERIFF AT BELLEVILLE IS
PREPARED FOR AN OUTBREAK
East St. Louis,. Ill, Dec. 21. One
hundred and, fifty employes of the
East St. Louis and Suburban Railway
company, having failed to obtain a
car to take them to Belleville this
morning, took charge of the "Owl
Car," started for the county jail at
Belleville, ran the car three miles
when the power was shut oft by Gen
eral Manager . Hewitt, and the car
Less than one hundred men Were
in the public square at (Belleville.
The saloons in the square were closed
by the police. While there was some
talk of lynching Clark, the men were
kept moving and not allowed to form
in crowds. , ;, , i
East St Louis, Dec. 20. Eight com
panies of militia were ready to start
for Bellevllev DL, tonight, and Sheriff
Cashel was waiting at the county jail
thtre with a heavily armed force of
tho murderers continued all day Sun
day and today.
Oov. Coiner tonight ordered a com
pany of militia from Selma to Mag
nolia. Marengo county has a large negro
population and a race riot is believed
The sheriff, with a number of
deputies, left Magnolia almost imme
diately for Linden, the county seat,
hoping to save the two negroes from
Selma, Ala., Dec. 20. The governor
countermanded the order for troops
to proceed to Magnolia. No further
trouble is feared, as the two prisoners
are reported Jailed at Linden.
LYNCHING IN TEXAS.
Rosebud, Texas, Dec. 20. Coko
Mills, a negro, who shot and fatally
wounded City Marshal Williams to
day, was taken from the jail by a
mob tonight and lynched.
Williams was shot while attempt
iiig to arrest the negro on a minor
chains. The negro tied with Mayor
Ward pursuing. One of the mayor's
bullets disabled the fugitive, who was
overpowered and jailed.
An hour later a mob formed,
stormed tho prison, secured the
negro, and hanged him in the tower
of the fire department headquarters.
7,000 WOMEN ON STRIKE.
Philadelphia, Dec. 20.More than
jcven thousand of the twelve thous
and shirt waist operators struck to
day, according to the report of the
strikers' executive committee. Twenty
firms are affected. Many employers
expressed willingness to grant all the
demands except recognition of tho
FORAKER'S BROTHER NAMED.
Wellington, Dcct 2'X Among the
United St-tf m?rshHs nsmed by
Taft today 1h Crelghton. M. Forakor,
of New Mexico, who has held that of
f.cs for sixteen years. Foraker is a
Irotlicr cf former Senntor Foraker,
and Tuft is much concerned about
bringing the Republican faction in
Ohio into closer harmony.
JURY STILL DISAGREES.
Union City. Tenn., Dec. 20. The
jury in the night rider cases reprted
ilate today that they are unable to
I agree on a verdict, judge Jones, how
,ever, sent them back for further de
OLD BANKER DIES. '
Bloomington, III., Dec. 20, Peter
Whitemer, for 30 years president of
He swore in more than a score of
deputies, and armed them with riot
guns and small anus. Extra ammunlT
Hon was brought into the jail, and
arrangements made for Immediate
notification In case any pronounced
exodus developed from here.
There is little here Indicating the
the warlike preparations are needed.
The friends and fellow employes of
Goudey, the dead motorman, ami
O'Brien, the wounded conductor, are
outspoken In their condemnation of
tho negro, especially after it was re
ported that Clark had confessed. De
nial i of the latter rumor, however,
served to dispel the evidence of mob
spirit. ; r
"We are -rtttir and waiting." said
the sheriff tonight, "but the chances '
of trouble, bowarer, are slight
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