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   Evening Tribune, The (Newspaper) - April 13, 1912, Albert Lea, Minnesota                                TO ADVERTISE Keeps Your Business Grow- an "Ad" Today. EVENING TRIBUNE PURJOIPftMTIM and Bookbinding if the us and JAM. VOL XV ALBERT LEA, MINNESOTA. SATURDAY, APRIL 13, 1912. fit DECLARES TAFT IS PROGRESSIVE Secretary of the Interior Fisher Addresses Nebraskans, AN ORIGINAL ROOSEVELT MAN Cabinet Officer Says His Confidence In Has Deepened Into Conviction With Closer Acquaintance and Great- er Knowledge of Ability and Energy With Which He Is Working to Pro- mote Public Lincoln, Neb., April here in support of President Taft's ad- ministration and his views on progres- sive principles in politics Secretary Walter' L. Fisher of the interior de- partment declared that, "regardless of the bricks that thrown from either the president had pressed for- ward toward the goal of "accomplish- ment of real measures for the advance- ment of the interests of the whole peo- "Tou can be pretty Secretary Fisher said, "that any public man is in the middle of the road when he is attacked by big business upon the one side ani by those who" are seeking to advance their personal interests by at- tacking big business upon the other." Mr. Fisher said he had entered President Taft's cabinet because nothing but a lack of confidence in the sincerity and high purpose of Pres- ident Taft would justify a refusal ot his call." "I became president of the Conserva- tion League of America at the sug- gestion of President Roosevelt and GifEord he said, "I was for the colonel for president when he was "only a lieutenant colonel in 1898 when he had not yet been nominated for governor of New York. I was one of a little group of enthusiasts in the city of Chicago who, flung to the breeze a hanner inscribed 'For President in -1904, Theodore Roosevelt.'" Taft .and The secretary declared his confi- dence in President Taft had "deep- ened into conviction with closer ac- quaintance and a- greater knowledge of the ability arid energy with which' he is always working for the promo- tion of the public welfare." "I understand that Senator La Fol-' lette has recently told you that he came to Nebraska because Nebraska people are Mr. Fisher said. "That is the reason for which I have come to Nebraska. I claim to be a progressive Republican and I wish to say something to you about the so called progressive policies and their relation to the Republican nomi- nation for president. "I believe that the position of Presi- dent Taft with respect to them has been misunderstood and misrepresent- ed. I myself have had the distinction of being under suspicion by both rad- icals and reactionaries. My claim to being a 'progressive is based, not upon mere advocacy of'thb-progressive poll- cie.s in a theoretical and academic way, but practical efforts to secure definite results especially in the move- ments for the short ballot, the direct primary, the" and the re- call." Secretary Fisher .said -that President Taft had taken' a progressive attitude upon .all these .believes In reducing the number of- elective officers, which is the short he said. "He believes in the direct primary and In the presidential preference vote at-the direct primary He in the increasing but con- servative.- use of the referendum and the only application of the'recall which he has opposed Is the recall of judges." COLONEL FAILS TO TAKE HINT Talks- Politics After Chairman Mad Is- sued Warning. Springfteld, Mass., April though he received a broad hint not to talk politics Colonel Roosevelt spoke for an hour here and It was all politics. After paying his respects to the speaker, who laid th'e injunction upon him, he made the flat statement that he believed his'hearers wanted him to say what he believed. Tne forbidden speech was delivered before the Commercial Travelers' club William G, McKechnie, who Intro- duced the toastmaster, told Colonel Roosevelt that politics was barred. "Religion and politics pjay no part In this he said. "Any reference" thereto Is expressly prohib- ited by its constitution." PLANS WAR ON LONG HATPIN Suffragette Leader Would Seek Legis- lative Aid. Milwaukee, April Swain Wagner, president of the American Suffragettes, declared war upon the long hatpin. Sbs goes so far as to-say that she Is going to have a bill Introduced in the legislature. "I know It will take about three minutes to get-a unanimous votf) OB- the the. Mid. "There ouRht to be pertalninf to hatpins." GENERAL BLISS. Confers Mrs. Grant Regarding Military Funeral. Photo by American Presa Association. FUNERAL OF GENERAL GRANT Body Awaits Arrival of Daughter From Russia. New York, April Fred erick Dent Grant will be given a full military funeral In this city and will be buried at West Point, where military services also will be held. This was announced after Brigadier General Tasker H. Bliss, now in command of the department of the East, and Lieu- tenant Marion Howse, the dead gen- eral's military aide, had held a consul- tation at .the Hotel Buckingham with Mrs. Grant and Captain Ulysses S. Grant III., who arrived from Washing-j ton. The funeral will be delayed, how- ever, for ten or twelve days, it was stated, until the arrival here of Gener- al daug'hier, Princess Michael Cafhtacuzene-Speranskey, who is now in Russia.' Team Experts of the Men and Religion Movement Who Conducted Campaign Throughout the Country. BATHRIGK ROASTS SECRETARY WILSON Ohio Democrat Criticises Agri- cultural Department, Washington, April admin- istration of Secretary Wilson of the department of agriculture was severe- ly criticised in the house of represen- tatives in a speech by Representative Bathrick, Democrat, of Ohio. Mr. Bathrick asserted that Mr. Wilson's management of the department "has been a scandal and a disgrace." Mr. Bathrick's attack Included the charge Mr. Wilson had been tied to th6 "food dopers." He also said the secretary had aided and abetted land boomers in the exploitation of the Florida Everglades. "Like the pest of Mr. Bath- rick 'said, "this old man sits astride the shoulders of the people's rights; weighting down justice, obstructing the operation of laws Intended to pro- tect" the people and uncertain in his course of management of the expendi- ture of over annually of the people's money, he shifts from one decision to another at the beck and call of the big interests of the coun- try." Mr. 'Bathrick defended C. O. Elliott and A. D. Moorehouse, whom Secre- tary Wilson recently dismissed from the service. The men were Involved in the Everglades controversy and were recently Indicted for technical violations of law. Mr. Bathrick said this prosecution was "contemptible." The debate in the house was apro- pos of the postofflce appropriation bill. Representative Witherspoon of Mis- sissippi followed Mr.- Bathrick. Mr. Witherspooh'a speech was in fa- vor of a parcels post, but he opposed the plan for it proposed in the pend- ing bill. FUNSTON MAY BE PROMOTED Is Now in Line to Become a Major General. Cheyenne, Wyo., April pri- vate dispatch, said to have been sent by an official of the war department at Washington, was received at Fort D. A Russell declaring that Frederick Funston, senior brigadier, would suc- ceed the late Major General Frederick D Grant-and that Brigadier General Clarence Ifc Edwards, chief of the In- sular bureau, would succeed Funston as brigadier general of the line. OPPOSE OPENING Of LA'NOS House Committee Hear. Delegation of Washington, April dele- .atlons from tne Standing Rock and Cheyenne River reservations of North and South Dakota were beard by th EDWIN L NORRIS. Primary Law Special Legislative Session. The men and religion forward movement, a thejnterest ot the chucchea thal_has the country for six months, is to be brought to a close with a national Christian to be held in New York April 19-24. The speakers will number fifty, and the list Includes five bishops ofthree differ. ent denominations. The campaign leader was Fred B. Smith of New York. Included In the list of team were (1) 3. A. Whitmore, (2) Rev. Charles Stelzle, (8) Rev. W. R. .Lone, (4) Her. David Russell, (3) O. R Drum. Mr Bmith is No. 6 in the group. nouse committee on Indian They are opposed to further openius of their lands for settlement and hope to prevent final enactment of the bill to meet that effect which has passed the senate and is now before the house committee. Ed Swan from the Cheyenne reservation was spokesman tor both delegations, six from Chey- enne and four from Standing Rock. After the hearing the Indians had a conference with Representatives Hel- geson and Hanna of North Dakota and BurKe and Martin of South Dakota at which they discussed further proposi- tions the tribes' council had authorised them to consider. DIFFER OVER HOME RULE Irish Press Express Opinions Regard- ing Efficiency of Measure. Dublin, April Nationalist papers of Ireland, on the whole, con- sider the government's home rule bill as fairly satisfactory, although some of them profess to regard it as not be- ing final. The Freemen's Journal describes the bill as the greatest, the boldest and the most generous of tho three home rule bills and says: "We should not be surprised to find It received with hearty welcome by the Irish parry." The Irish Times, Unionist, says: "The measure will prove so utterly unworkable as to offer no middle course between complete separation from Great Britain and a return to the status of the union." HARMON DEFENDS PUBLIC RECORD Resents as Slander Intimation He Favors Big Interests, REFERS TO ANTI-TRUST LAW WILL BATTLE ON APRIL 26 Packey McFarland and Matt Wells Sign Articles. New York, April Mac- Donald, manager for Matt Wells, the English lightweight, announces that paper's had been signed for a bout with Packey McFarland at Madison Square Garden on the night of April 26. McFarland will receive for his share of the receipts, while Wells has agreed to accept 50 per cent of the gross gate money and 50 per cent of the moving picture returns. They will weigh in at 135 pounds at S o'clock on the afternoon'of the bout. The referee is to be selected three days before the contest. He who Trashes to secure the good of others has already secured his Confucius. TO END TURCl-ITALIAN WAR Powers Make Proposals of Mediation to Constantinople. St. Petersburg, April Is' of- ficially announced that the powers made proposals of mediation- to Con- stantinople with a view to bringing to an end the war between Turkey andl Italy ever Tripoli. Ohio Governor, Speaking at Omaha, Declares It Was His Good Fortune While Attorney General to Secure From Federal Supreme Court First Decisions Upholding the Sherman Statute. Omaha, April Harmon of Ohio spoke here in reply to criti- cisms of his public record and the as- sertion that he Is a reactionary. He resented as a slander the intimation that he stood for or permitted special offense little short of treason in the eyes of the Democrats" declared the charge that he took part in the sale of government bonds while a cabinet officer was mere wan- tonness. Governor Harmon's visit to Omaha followed an announcement that Will- iam J. Bryftn would speak in opposi- tion to Governor Harmon. Mr. Harmon did not mention the name of the Ne- braskan but said: "The good people of Ohio will bear me out when I say, as I do, that not In a generation have their affairs been so honestly, fairly, economically and capably managed as they have been by the present Democratic adminis- tration. It has been 'because Jeffer- sonian principles were practiced and not merely prated about." In beginning Governor Harmon said: "There has been no retraction of the published statement that I took part in a sale of government bonds which occurred months before I en- tered the cabinet. And as the facts are matters of public record making the charge without inquiry was mere wantonness. Commended by Republicans. "Among the many things It was my good fortune to accomplish as attorney general, the one which is best known and for which even my. Republican successors have commended me, was securing from the supreme court the first decisions upholding the Sherman anti-trust law. "These were not announced until my term had afterward became the hails of the In whkb uu- til the reoent ones wherein the Idea of reasonableness was introduced. Yet, though these facts are common knowl- edge, the false statement is reiterat- ed that I neglected my duty in that re- gard. "But my first election as governor, when Ohio went Republican by almost majority, was due to the knowl- edge of my public services and the be- lief by the people of Ohio that their continuance would bring about reforms whose need had become urgent. "One of these related to favoritism and grafting in connection with the deposit in banks ot the public money, e I was making the campaign largely on these matters one of my associates on the ticket, as was- after- ward learned, was trying to better his prospects by promising deposits in case of his election fo bankers who would give him support by votes or contributions. This man is now noisi- ly progressive and fabricator In chief ot a league at whose first meeting the door keeper was under Indictment' for bribery in the legislature and is now in the penitential y." Criticises the President. The speaker discussed national af- fairs and, refeiring to the president, said he never could understand how anybody can rest content with being a mere placeholder while economies and practical reforms are suggesting themselves all around him, especially in times when the fast growing cost of living sfains the resources of al- most every home. "Standing for or permitting .special privileges or advantages of any kind through the action of a maintained by all the people for their equal benefit Is an offense little short of treason in the eyes of the Demo- he continued. "The Intimation that I ever was. or could be, actively or passively, guilty oi this offense I resent as a slander without excuse or mitigation. I would rather be charged with theft because that would Inxolve no betrayal ot trust reposed by my countrymen anU admit of restitution. "It Is said, and I think truthfully, that I have the confidence of the me% who conduct the business enterprises, great and small, which have done so much to make Ohio what she is. "Tho weakness of the Republican party is that It has become the party' oi a class. The strength of the" Dem- ocratic party is that it has never been the party of any class. "is it now proposed to change all (his? Are we to nominate .'or presi- dent some one whom the man of busi- ness all over the country fear or dis- trust? The answer depends chiefly on ourselves." Four Youths Drowned. East Liverpool, O., April youths were drowned when a bost In which they were crossing tbe Ohio river from tho West c'a" ilzed tViche tCulh of REQUEST SPECIAL SESSION Montana Progressives Want Legisla ture to Enact Primary Laws. Helena, Mont., April to a resolution adopted by Montana progressives in convention in Helena a committee from that party called upon Governor Norris and requested him to convoke the Twelfth legislative assembly in special session to enact- b. direct primary law and a presidential preferential primary law. Governor Norris informed the committee that he would take the matters under ad- visement. ACCUSES COMPANIES OF OVERCHARGING Federal Grand Jury Indicts Two Express Companies. Buffalo, N. Y., April Indict- ments, one containing ten counts against the American Express com pany and one containing five counts against the Adams Express company, were returned when the federal grand jury made its final report to Judge John R. Hazel. The Indictment against American -charges that company with overcharging in ten specific cases on shipments originating at AH- quippa, Pa., and passing through this district. The maximum penalty is a fine of for each offense. The five counts against the Adams company charge that a rebate was al- lowed shippers at Arcade, N. Y., in re- turn for bringing their goods to the company's station. The penalty upon conviction for each offense Is a fine of not less than nor greater than CUBANS WARM UP TO KNOX Give Magnificent Ball in His Honor at Havana. Havana, April Cuban gov- ernment, which had been reproached for not receiving Secretary pf State Knox with the honors due his high of- fice, answered Its critics by making Mr. and Mrs. Knox the guests ot honor at the most magnificent ball they had attended during their trip visiting the Latin-American republics. The ball was held in the ministry of state, formerly the palace of the gen- eral commanding the engineers of the Spanish forces. It was aglow with colored electric lights. Dancing took place on the stone ter- race, over which was erected a bower of American beauty roses. The entire building also was decorated with flow- ers. More than z.uuo guests attended. MISS CLARA BARTON DEAD Was Founder of American Red Cross Society. Washington, April Clara, founder of the American Red Cross society, died at her home In Glen Echo, Md. The cause of. her death was chronic pneumonia with which she was stricken about a year' ago. Her brother, Stephen Barton ot Boston, was with her when she died. Miss Barton was bora at Oxford, Mass., in 1821. She had been confined to her home. Red Cross, at Glen Echo. Md.. since last fall, when she returned. from a visit to New England.' She celebrated her nineteenth birth- day anniversary Dec. 25, when she re- ceived triany messages of congratula- tion from all of the world. Marriage, "Don't sneer at the Chinese literati and the ancient Chinese literature." The speaker was the CuiDese consul general In San Francisco. He contin- ued: "Our ancient Chinese literature M wise. Take, for 'example, one of lt> epigrams on marriage. CWtd anything wiser than this: 'Marriage is like a bealeged city- those wit lion t nil vrunt tn get in. ai.d those wltblu wll want to out'" LEVEE BREAK SON Wateri ot Rich Faimlni COUNTRY THICKLY SETTLE Several Prosperous Towna-Ars In-Path of Flood Resulting From- Latelft Crevasse In Mississippi River Levee. Weather Bureau Predicts River Will Continue to Rise from' Southward. v Greenville, Jflas'., April Mis- sissippi river levee Ht nineteen miles above the Arkansas shore, gave .way an'd water Is finding Its way.'over-' square miles 'of rich firining Janii and several prosperous .towns towaipi the Tensis and' Arkansas .rivers. ty townships In Bast, Ashley, 'itfew and De'sBa'conntUs rand East Carroll.jparish', Inundated. LSaie a- lation of town In the water's jw7 So far as can be ascertained there- has been no loss ot life. --J The crevasse will decrease the strain on the east both at and at Greenville, where it a break would occur. Chief Shackelford of thf> MlssJssii. _ board predicted the water1 here fall a foot within twenty-fpur The crevasse at Panther- Fpresfejla regarded as more important than'ihbse along the upper stretches of the rtvsr. The territory which" will'be it: more thickly populated. the water's sweep will have'a wldeifraiivs. Chicot county, which wftt be covered, has a A break is kansas river, northern boundary 'of Reports from' several south of this city are uot a. heavy, rain and wind, storm naisv- jfered the work.of. those, the-ffopd and against bfatki.' RISE TO CONTINUE IN SOOTH Weather Bureau Predicts Higher Ws> ter Bslow HilSna, Ark. r Washington, April weather- bureau predicts that the Mississippi river will continue to rise from Hwiewi southward. It will change but ,litth> at Memphis for several days, as the overflow water from the Reelfpot basin is now coming, in to the., mala river. The break in the levee on the iek bank of the Mississippi, .will, not change the flood situation below, the area subject to overflow ENGINEERS VOTE TO STRIKE Count Per Favor Walkout. New York, April -a majbHty of more than out cast locomotive engineers on fifty-rail- roads .'east of- and uorta the Norfolk> and Western have thorlzed their officials to call a strike, should railroads for increased pay fall. WaenT the count of the vote -was completed. :he wjui msde known Immediate- ly by Warren S: Stone, grand'cklef of the Brotherhood' of Locomotive Engi- neers, to J. C. Stuart, chairman of the. General Managers' association of railroads. The general managers have called, a meeting" to be held Aoril 15 to coo- alder thq result of the vote. The original demands of the enjl- for increases pay aa-gregatlic 15 per recently by. Lhe railroads. CHARGE WIDOW WITH CRIME Aged Mfn Beaten to Death Inde- pendence, WIs. t Wlnona, 'Minn., April Charles-' Weideman, yean under arrest In county, WIs., across the river from Winona, 'charged with having beateA ler husband, sixty-seven years old, td> death. -Officials believe she him Into the cellar -of their home 14 ndependenoe, where the murder took >lace< Jhe crime was, committed Tuesday and the arrest Just took, place. The only possible, motive for crime, the authorities say, would been a on the part of'the womaa under arrest- to procure the carried, by her husband. He in a fraternal society. Reckfeea Motorist sWy. Milwaukee, April ot reckless motoring accidents minuted Ip tbe death of Roy' DnfnuB. flfteen-year-old son of a local mmf- fs.cturer, who was hit toy a oar Jfliesi by an unidentified IMB Bear father's home la the arietecratle; of the city. This the ftwith accident In Iw.wl those responsible have raved' away witfrout   

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