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TAKESJOWATER The Battleship Arkansas 1$ Launched at Camden. MONSTER FIGHTING SHIP VmmI Pronounced to Bo tho Moot Formidable Vessel in Gun Power of Any Now Afloat—Governor Dona ghoy of Arkansas Not Present Be cauoo of Controveroy With Navy De partment Over tHH Oato #f tHe Launching. Philadelphia, Jan. 16.—Splashed with the traditional bottle of cham pagne the battleship Arkansas, the largest warship ever constructed in this country, was launched from the yards of the New York Shipbuilding company at Camden, N. J. Miss Mary Macon, daughter of Representative Robert B. Macon of Helena, Ark., was tike sponsor for the ship. There was one unusual feature to the launching, the absence of an offi cial delegation representing the state government of Arkansas. The failure of Governor Donaghey or other official representatives to attend was due to controversy between the governor and the navy department at "Washing ton over the date of the launching, the governor wanting the launching post poned so that the state could make adequate arrangements to send an of ficial party. There was, however, quite a large delegation of Arkansana present. It Included Representative and Mrs. Ma con and other members of the Arkan •as congressional delegation all of whom had been invited by the ship building company. The navy depart m«nt was officially represented by Beekman Winthrop, assistant seen tary of the navy, and a long list of rear admirals and other officers. Ther« was also a large delegation at cam gressraen from other states. Quests Entertained at Luncheon. Following the launching the officials of the company entertained the guest# at a luncheon spread in one of the big buildings of the plant. The principal dimensions of the lat est and largest addition to the navy are: Length over all, 562 feet beam over armor, 93 feet 2% inches draft, feet, 6 Inches displacement, 26,000 tons The contract for the ship calls for a •peed of 20% knots an hour. When complete the Arkansas will have the greatest guu power In broad side fire of any ship afloat. The main armament will consist of twelve twelve-lncn breechloading guns mount ed In six heavy armor protected tur rets. For defense against torpedo boat attacks there will be a battery of twenty-one five-inch rapid Are guns. There will also be two submerged tor pedo tubeB and ten Bmall guns. The total weight of broadside tire will be about 11,000 pounds. The armor belts will have an average thickness of three inches. The Arkansas will be turbine driven and will Lave 28,000 horsepower. The vessel will be fitted for a flagship and her complement will consist of eighty five officers and 1,030 men. The keel of the Arkansas was laid last January and at present the ship it about €0 per cent completed. ARE INDICTED FOR PERJURY Four Members of Auditing Committee of New York Bank. New York, Jan. 16.-—The four mem bers of the auditing committee of the Washington Savings bank, one of the Robin institutions which was recent ly closed, were Indicted charge of perjury. The men are Charles K. Lezow, William YoungB, Thomas G. Mur phy, assistant postmaster of New York, and Dr. Harry James. It is alleged the men certified, July t9, in the bank's semi-annual state ment, thai they bad examined All the books of the bank, whereas they hsd not done so. UPHELD BY THE COURTS Psy-as-You-Enter cars Declared Legal in Rhodg Island. Providence, R. I., Jan. 16.—The su preme court of Rhode Island has de cided that it is "reasonable regula tion" that passengers be required to Insert nickels In the automatic fare collectors used by street car com panies In pay-as-you-enter cars. The question arose in a suit brought by a passenger against the railroad company for being put off a car after he had refused to put his fare in the hand register. It is believed that this Is the first time this question has been tWiowBtrr. DR. SIMON FLEXNER. Head of Rockefeller Research Institute is Seriously III. FOR WIDOWS AND ORPHANS Nearly Quarter of a Million In Hands of Cherry Relief Committee. Springfield, III., Jan. 16.—Widows and children of miners who were killed in the Cherry mine disaster of Nov 18, 1909, have received $54,594 from the Cherry relief fund, according to the report of Secretary Duncan Mc Donald of the Cherry relief fund com mission. The report in detail shows that six children of the miners who were killed have since died and eleven bpnefi claries have gone to Europe. Six of the 142 widows who lived at Cherry Just after the accident have remarried and -only 102 reside in the village at present. The sum of $244,593 remains in the hands of the commission to be paid to the widows and children of the dead miners. GIVES UP BATTLE WITH SNOWDRIFTS Western Pacific Orbs Trains ft Return to Frisca Sacramento, Cal., Jan. 16.—With hundreds of men battling with the snow chocked passages of the Sierras In an effort to keep the railroad lines clear and bring relief to the stalled overland passenger and mail trains all the resources of the Southern Pacific and Western Pacific companies are be ing brought to bear In fighting the worst snow storm in the mountain districts in the last twenty years. All east and westbound trains are moving on the Southern Pacific tracks through thr Sierras and the snow sheds, which were damaged by the heavy fall of snow the last two days, had been temporarily repaired. Realizing the impossibility of forc ing a passage through snowdrifts of six and eight feet depth the Western Pacific railroad officials ordered its stalled eastbound overland trains at Belden and Oroville to return to San Francisco and annulled the overland at San Francisco, which was ready to depart for the East. SLtET STORM STOPS TRAFFIC Telegraph, Telephone and Trolley Wires Out of Commission. Kansas City, Jan. 1C.—Sleet which has been falling during the last twen ty-four hours has covered Kansas City streets with great cakes of ice. Many telegraph, telephone and trol i«y wires are out of commission, be ing broken by their icy burdens. Kail road and street car schedules are far behind as a consequence. Many per sons hTave been injured by falling on Icy pavements. Twenty-five prisoners, in charge of the jailer, Joseph McGrath, started up the hill from the Kansas City (Kan.) jail to the stone quarry chained In pairs. About half the ascent had been accomplished when the first member of the first squad slipped. He dragged down his mate and soon twenty-five men, balls and chains were rolling down the hill. They tried again with the same re sult, and then again, but it was no use, bo they all went back to spejafl the 4»jr in the Jail. Carrie Nation Critically III. Eureka Springs, Ark Jan. 14.—Mrs. Carrie Nation, the pioneer Kansas sa loon smasher, suffered a nervous col lapse in her home here. Her condi tion was such that Mrs. Nation ex pressed the fear that her career as temperance lecturer and the active ttemy of Intoxicants is end«i. PLAN INCLUDES CEifflAL BANK Senator Aldrich ft Intro* duce Financial Bill. LAST ACT OF HIS CAREER Rhode Island Solon Hopes to Secure Adoption of His Measure Before the Close of the Present Session, When He Retires From Public Life—Idea a Modification of the System Now in Force in England. Washington, Jan. 16.—Senator A3 dricli will soon, it is said, introduce In the senate a bill embodying his per sonal plan for the reorganization of the national finances before the dose of the present session of congress. This plan pruvides for a modified cen tral bank system which is designed to make available the business credit of the country as a basis for currency, but which will not enter Into competi tion in the general bauking business of national, state or private banks. The senator from Rhode Island has determined on this step as the best method of educating the business world and acquainting it with the con clusions he lias been led to draw from the extensive investigations of the na tional monetary commission. Whether or not members of that commission will subscribe with marked unanimity to the views of the senator from Rhode Island, who Is its chairman, remains to be determined Mr. Aldrich, while regarding the proposed measure as of vast impor tance to the stability of the nation's finances and while, perhaps, measur ably proud of the system he has de vised. is wholly open to suggestion and his purpose in presenting the bill at this session is the better acquaint ance of the business world with the conclusions he has reached and the plan he has devised and which Is, of course, least in harmony with the de ductions of a majority of the commis sion. If those interested in the sub ject as members of the commission or as bankers and business men can sug gest improvements Mr. Aldrich will welcome such suggestions most cor dially. Features of His Plan. The plan of a central bank, modeled after the Bank of England, was found to possess practically insuperable ob jections, but Mr. Aldrich will propose a modification of that plan, a bank which will possess a large capital, which will issue currency in times of emergency and which will probably, in the course of time, replace the ex isting national bank notes, which will accumulate a surplus and which will exercise a certain supervisory power over the banking and fiscal affairs of the entire country, similar to that which has been exercised by the clear ing house associations in those cities large enough to maintain such institu tions. To facilitate the exercise of that supervision which is regarded as es sential to the proper utilization of the credit of the commercial institutions, and which Includes a check on fren zied finance and madcap banking, Mr. Aldrich proposes the division of the country into fifteen districts, each of which will choose a director to sit on the board of what Mr. Aldrich terms "the central banking mechanism," and this directorate, which will be aug mented by certain of the federal fiscal officers, will control the affairs of the central mechanism, as well as pass on such questions as may be referred to It by the several districts DEBATE ON THE ARMY BfU Agitation for Increased National De fense Reaches Congress. Washington, Ji.n. 16.—The agitation for an increased national defense reached the floor of the house in the debate on the army appropriation bill when Representative Hull (Rep. la.), chairman of the house committee on military affairs, declared that the present strength of the coast artillery corps will be unable to man more than one-third of our present coast de fense guns in war time. Hull made this statement in sup porting an appropriation of $300,000 1uttuuc\ the IOI SUPPLY nig "dummy" guns and ammunition for coast artillery militia in the various states. The appropriation was retained in the bill. Famous Druce Witness Dead. New York, Jan. 14.—Robert Cald well, tjie "great American affidavit maker, who figured as the principal witness In the famous Druce will case in England, is dead here after an ill ness of mere than two years. He died In the city insane asylum on Wards Island, to wl.ich he was admitted In Wl. She ifta&ison IDatln fcakr. MADISON. SOUTH DAKOTA, MONDAY, JANUARY 16. 1911 JAMES A. PATTEN. Former Speculator the Re cipient of Novel Proposal TO PASS ON GRAIN AND STOCK BUSINESS Proposed That Church Mem bers Act as Jul} i Chicago, Jan. 16.—A lay Jury of his peers, as represented by his fellow parishioners in :he First Presbyterian church of Bvanston, to pass on whether the operations of James A. Patten, the multimillionaire, and oth ers on the Chicago board of trade can be classed as common gambling or legitimate business is a proposal which has been laid before the former grain and cottor broker. Following the launching of a suit for $5,000,000 against the millionaire retired operator by Dr. Paul Burmas ter, president of the Chicago Anti Gambling league, it Is now suggested that the legitimacy of lower La Salle street be settled as between man and man—courts and flae legal interpreta tions ignored. The following letter was mailed to Mr. Patten: "Dear Sir—On behalf of my client, Dr. Paul Burmaster, I extend to you an invitation to take the negative of this question: 'Is there gambling in La Salle street, dressed in reputable clothes?' Would suggest that the de bate be held in the First Presbyterian church at Evanston, 111. Trusting that I may be favored with an early reply, I remain, respectfully yours, Robert R. Mix." ALL RUSH TO THE STREETS Chicago Firs Empties Hotels and Theaters. Chicago, Jan. 16.—Fire in a four story building at 111 Madison street caused alarm in two nickle theaters and two hotels in the vicinity. The audiences In both theaters were quickly dismissed and many guests at the Morrison and Crant hotels rushed into the street No one was In jured. The loss was about $150,000, the most of which was suffered by the Al exander Cassriel company, gold and •liver refiners. WOULD END ALL STRIKES Greater Power to State Departments of Labor Advocated. New York, Jan. 16.—At the closing session of the National Civic Federa tion resolutions were adopted advo cating the extension of the Erdman act to include all interstate public utilities, especially telegraph and tele phone companies, and advocating ex tended powers to all state departments of labor so that compulsory arbitra tion might be brought about. SAILORS PLAN BIG STRIKE Aim Is to Make It Worldwide if De mands Are Refused. London, Jan. 16.—A strike of sail ors, affecting every English port, is threatened, to begin nuxt May. It is the intention to make the strike worldwide if possible. The men not only want more pay, bat desire the establishment of a con ciliation board to have complete charge of all disputes that may arise In the future. Sleet and Rain Cripple Wirea. Chicago, Jan. 16.—Telephone and telegraph companies found their serv ice severely crippled in Iowa, Western Illinois and Southern Minnesota. Sleet and rain which swept across the coun try also delayed to some extent train (grviot. .. m. MRS. JOHN 0. SCHENK. Woman on Trial for Alleged Poisoning of Her Husband. EXPLOSION KILLS ENGINEER Panic on Steamer When Bottle ef Chemicals Is Dropped. Ban Francisco, Jan. 16.—A bottle chemical compound, dropped by or crushed in the pocket of John O. Nor bon, a well known mining engineer, is believed to have caused an explosion on the Southern Pacific ferryboat Berkeley, bringing instant death to Norbon, £tr'ci: !y injuring two other men and creating a panic among the 2,000 passengers. Norbon was identified by a letter In his pocket and a notebook which con tained a list of explosive chemicals These chemicals are thought to have been carried in a compound on Nor ton's person. Plague Reaches Chinees Capital. Peking, Jan. 16.—One death from bubonic plague In this city was report ed to the officials. The government Is being urged to institute a five days' quarantine of first clas passengers at the great wall until observation camps can b- established at Harbin, Mukden and Shanhikv.an, and to prohibit sec ond and third class passenger traflc from Manhuria. Sixth Victim of Wreck. Batavia, N. Y., Jan. 16.—H. H. Cade of Chicago died at a hospital here from injuries received in the collision on the New York Central railroad. This makes the death list six. Look for the Bee Hi**. On the pacakge when you buy Foley's Honey and Tar fir coughs and colds. None genuine without the Bee Hive. Remember the name, Foley's Honey and Tar and reject any substitute. Sold by all druggists. Kill More Than Wild Received Highest Award World's Pure Food Exposition, Chicago, 1907 CALUMET BAKING POWDER Beasts. The number of people killed yearly by wild beasts don't approach the vast number killed by disease geroas. No life in safe from their attacks. They're in sir, water, dust, even food. 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