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VOL. I.IV. NO. 240.
THE ARGUS. TUESDAY, JULY 25, 1905.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
TWELVE LIVES LOST IN
FIRE IN TEXAS OIL FIELDS
Ten Bodies Recovered
From the Charred
ALL VICTIMS NEGROES
Property Loss is Now Esti
mated at $875,000
Houston. Tex., July 23. Ten bodies
(tp today recovered from the oil fire
which has done so much damage in the
Humble field. All the victims are ne
groes. The loss is now estimated at
Tnfhf Were I.oat.
Houston. Tex., July 25. The loss of
life In the Humble oil Are. as near a
c an be ascertained, is 12; but no names
can be ascertained. The Texas com
pany declines to make any estimate
of its losses or to give out any insur
ance figures; but oil men place the
loss at the present time at 2.500,000
BRAVERY AS SAILOR
SAVES A CRIMINAL
Emil Totterman, Who Stabbed Woman,
Has Sentence Commuted to
Albany. N. Y.. July 25 The sen
tence of Emil Totterman. sentenced
to execution Aug. 1. was commuted by
Gov. Higgins to life imprisonment.
Totterman was convicted for stabbing
to death Sarah Martin in a New York
lodging house. He had been a sailor
on the Oregon and had won several
medals for bravery. Admiral Clark,
captain of the Oregon during his terri
fic dash around Capo Horn during the
Spanish war. and others Interceded for
CHIEF O'NEILL RESIGNS
Police Head of Chicago Winds Up Ser
vice of 32 Years.
Chicago. July 23. Chief of Police
Francis O'Neill handed his resignation
to Mayor Dunne yesterday afternoon,
and requested that it take effect at
onre. The chief returned from Wheat
uti at 1 o'clock and an hour later walk
ed into the mayor's office with his let
ter of resignation. Mayor Dunne was
somewhat surprised, but after a few
words told O'Neill that he would re
lieve him of his duties as soon as prac
ticable. CARTER WILL HOLD HIS JOB
Governor of Hawaii Assured of Sup
port and Feels Better.
Oyster Bay, July 25. As a result of
the conference on the Hawaiian af
fairs between President Rtxisevelt and
(low Carter, the latter will not re
sign, but will return to Hawaii and
continue in the governorship. The
1 resident assured him of the full sup
port and sympathy of the national ad
ministration. Hurricane in South Sea.
Sydney. N. S. . July 25. Notice
lias been received here that a hurri
cane devastated the Marshall islands
Big Yield of Mackerel.
Boston. Mass., July 25. All known
records for mackerel and ground fish
were broken at the wharf yesterday,
45 vctfstls landing 1.912,0).
JAPANESE MAKE DEMONSTRATION OVER
ARRIVAL OF SECRETARY TAFT AND PART?
MISS ROOSEVELT HOLDS INFOR
MAL RECEPTION FOR ORIEN
Yokohama, July 25. Secretary of
War Taft and party today received a
demonstrative welcome to Japan, the
principal buildings, streets and wharves
of the city and shipping in the harbor
In-tng gaily decorated. American Min
ister Griscom. attaches of the legation,
and Consul General Miller, of New
chwang. together with representatives
of the Japanese imperial household,
foreign officers, war department, and
the Asiatic society, boarded the Man
churian and extended formal greetings
to Secretary Taft and Miss Roosevelt,
who held an informal reception, upon
The party was then driven to the
BIGEL0W OWED IN
ALL NEAR $3,000,000
Additional Assets Found Bring Total
for Creditors Up to
Milwaukee, Wis., July 23. The ap
praiser of the assets of the estate of
Former Banker Frank G. Bigelow, is-
sued a supplementary report today in
which additional a&sets amounting to
$155,000 are given. These consist of
stocks, bonds, life insurance, mortga
ges, etc. The former report showed
assets of $2S5,000, making a total to
date of $440,000. The report states the
total liabilities of Bigelow figure close
BAD EXPLOSION IN
Three Killed and Several Injured by
the Accidental Ignition of
Banf, N. W. T.. July 25. While a
number of miners were at work in the
Bankhead mine an explosion of dyna
mite occurred, which wrought awful
havoc In the mine, killed three men
and injured several.
MINERS KILL 1,000 SHEEP
After Warning Herders to Keep Off
Parts of Range.
Baker City, Ore., July 25. One thous
and head of sheep, the property of
Lux & Miller, of San Francisco, in the
Granite mining district of eastern Grant
county, were shot yesterday. Sheep
owners had been warned to keep off
certain mining property because of
damage to the water supply and to the
forage the miners wanted for their
horses. The herders persisted and the
miners destroyed a large part of the
COLUMBIA GOES TO CLINTON
Carries About 400 Excursionists To
The steamer Columbia departed this
morning with a large excursion for
Clinton. There were about 00 people
aboard, most of them being from Rock
Island. The steamer will return this
evening about 7 o'clock. Tiie Colum
bin is proving- one of the most popular
excursion steamers on the upper river.
She has carried C5 excursions this sea
son, and has not failed to be on hand
to fill her engagements.
The Odi Fellows are planning a
pleasant feature for their next moon
light excursion a week from next Mon
day evening, it being proposed to have
a dance at Linwood that evening, and
employ the steamer Columbia, which
has been chartered for the season, to
carry the party to the down liver re
sort. The arrangements for the event
are not completed, but the committee
in charge is at work and w ill announce
the details of the plan in a few days.
Charter Denied Dutch Town.
Sheboygan. Wis.. July 25. The ef
forts of the inhabitants of the Dutch
settlement of Ooostburg to have the
village incorporated were defeated by
the circuit court, which refused the pe
tition. The residents of the settlement
still wear wooden shoes, and the town
has increased but 10 persons a year
for 31 years. Half of the proposed in
corporated city is farrn land.
Douglas Will Not Run.
Botvton. July 25. Gov. Douglas has
informed the lemocratic state com
mittee that he would not be a cand
date for re-election this year.
railrad station through crowded
streets, and boarding a special train,
departed for Tokio at 10 a. m. amid
cheers of the assembled multitude.
The voyage was uneventful and the
party arrived well.
WOULD BUILD NEW CANAL
Waterway Between Lakes Superior
and Huron Recommended.
IVtroit. July 25. In the report of
Lieut. Col. Davis, I'nited States en
gineer in charge of the deep waterway
between Duluth. Chicago and BufTalo,
just made public, recommendation is
made for an appropriation of $3,350.
000 to be spent on the St. Mary's FaiU
canal at the Soo. Davis estimates tb
maximum cnt of construction of a 21
foot channel from Iake Superior to
Lake Huron at $10,GK,000.
BROUGHT TO DOCK
Gunboat Bennington Raised and
Moved in for Exami
nation. ALL OF CREW ACCOUNTED FOR
Dead All Recovered and Identified
Government to Make ar In
vestigation. Washington, July 25. A telegram re
ceived from Capt. Drake, at the navy
department, states that the Bennington
was floated at 6:30 yesterday after
noon, and la now alongside the wharf.
A thorough examination of the ship is
to be made today.
Klnal F.tlnmtr. Marie.
San Diego, Cab, July 25. No mem
ber of the crew of the Bennington re
mains unaccounted for. For the first
time a definite summary of the situa
tion can be given out. It is:
Dead. 58. all identified.
Injured, who probably will die. 7.
Probable eventual fatality total, 63.
Ilonaparte Say fc.o Whitewuab.
Washington, July 25. Secretary of
the Navy Bonaparte, when asked today
for a statement on the subject of the
disaster to the Bennington, promised
the public there would be no white
wash, and that as far as the service
itself was concerned, he would make
a scapegoat of no one.
I'ronilnen Invent tjcatlon.
Washington. D. C. July 25. Secre
tary Bonaparte, in a statement made
upon his arrival at the navy depart
ment, said the public may rest assured
that the Bennington disaster at San
Diego, Cal.. will be investigated thor
oughly, and that whatever action the
results of the investigation may show
to be proper will be taken by the de
partment promptly and effectually.
MAJ. GILLETTE HELPS WEAVER
Army Officer to Examine Philadelphia's
Philadelphia, Pa., July 25. Mayor
Weaver has announced the appoint
ment of Maj. Cassius E. Gillette, of the
engineering corps of the I'nited States
army, who unearthed the frauds at Sa
vannah, implicating Capt. Carter, as a
member of the commission to investi
gate the Torresdale lilter plant, now
being constructed for the city by the
firm of D. J. McNichols & Co. William
Barclay Parsons, of New York., and
John Donald McLennan, of Washing
ton, D. C, are the other members of
the commission. Maj. Gillette was ap
pointed at the suggestion of Secretary
of State Root.
ANOTHER STRIKE IN SIGHT
Teamsters Can Not Get Work and
Threaten to Make Trouble.
Chicago, July 25. Because the em
ployers have decided not to employ any
more of their old teamsters until all
the unions involved have called off the
strike, the teamsters now threaten to
renew the strike and call out their en
tire membership of 35,000. Only 5,000
have been heretofore involved in the
SENDING TORPEDO BOATS
U. S. Ships Ordered to Report for Serv
ice in Philippine Islands.
Washington, July 25. Orders have
been issued by the navy department to
prepare the torpedo boats Biddle, Bar
ney. Bagley. Shubrick and Tingey for
service in the Philippines. When the
flotilla arrives in the Philippines this
country will have a larger force of tor
pedo Ixiats in Asiatic waters than any
Iowa Woman Dies in Italy.
Burlington, Iowa, July 25. Mrs. W.
E. D. Rand, widow of a millionaire Bur
lington lumberman, died in Florence.
Italy, yesterday, actording to a mes
sage received by relatives. She was
the mother of Mrs. George D. Herron.
Three Hundred Chinese Land.
Washington. July 25. Reports from
the immigration stations for the month
of June show that during that month
311 Chinese applied for admission and
that 300 were admitted.
BARON KOMURA AT
NEW YORK HOTEL
Will Not Visit Washington, But
Awaits Pleasure of the
New York, July 25. Baron Komura.
the Japanese peace plenipotentiary, ar
rived over the Pennsylvania road to
day. The party are quartered at the
Waldvrf Astoria hotel. Mr. Sato, chief
Df staff, said it would not be necessary
for any of the party to go Washington
iince the president Is at Oyster Bay.
and that they would, await the presi
ient's pleasure as to their plans.
United States Senator
Term of Six Months and Fine
of $1,000 Imposed on
Portland. Ore., July 25. United
States Senator Mitchell, convicted of
using his office to further the law prac
tice of the firm of Mitchell & Tanner.
was today sentenced to pay a fine of
$1,000 and six months penal servitude.
Pending tue review of the case by
the supreme court of the United States,
the execution of the sentence will be
Mitchell was placed under $2,000
HABEAS CORPUS IS LEFT
Gaynor ancf Green Withdraw Their Pe
tition for Leave to Appeal.
Washington. D. C, July 25. Mr. Mc-
Master, Canadian consul for the L'nited
States government in its case
against Green and Gaynor. has cabled
the department of justice from Ixmdon
that the two men have withdrawn
their petition for leave to appeal
to the privy council at Iondon and that
on Wednesday the council will formally
dismiss the appeal. This leaves pend
ing in the courts only the habeas cor
pus proceedings, which will come up
before Judge Cuimet at Ottawa about
PLAY FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP
Western Aspirants for Golf Honors on
Links at Clenview.
Chicago, July 23. Play in the sev
enth annual western golf championship
at Glenview links began today with a
qualifying round of 40 holes. The title
holder, W. Chandler Kgan, and about
a score of young and dangerous rivals
were in the field that was dispatched
for the morning round of IS holes.
R. E. Hunter, of Midlothian, with a
card of 76. furnished the sensation of
the morning. This mark is not likely
to be beaten. Champion H. Chandler
Egan was off his game and finished
half the qualifying round with a total
OBJECTS TO BILL
Committee on Norway Crisis Re
ports to Swedish
URGES A DIFFERENT PLAN
But That Peaceful Overtures Be
Made to Settle the
Stockholm, July 25. The special
committee appointed by the riksdag to
deal with the crisis which is created
by the revolution in Norway, today eit
livered its report. The committee de
clares unanimously the government
bill cannot be adopted in the form in
which it was presented to the riksdag.
It is proposed that the riksdag shall
signify its willingness to negotiate
with Norway for the dissolution of the
union if the newly elected storthing
requests the repeal of the act of uuion
and the dissolution of the union, or if
such question is received from Norway
after the Norwegian people by a ple
biscite have declared in favor of the
Jissolution of the union. The cabinet
WIFE OF BROKER A SUICIDE
Mrs. Charles Marshall Highly Connect
ed in New York Society.
New York, July 25. Mrs. Charles
Marshall, wife of the Wall street brok
er, and highly connected in New York
social circles, shot and killed herself
today. No cause for the suicide has
E. E. Smathers Quits Turf.
New York, July 25. E. E. Smathers
has decided to retore permanently from
the turf and will sell all his horses, in
cluding McCheney, for which fce paid
Twelve Killed in Mine Horror.
Palermo. Sicily. July 25. By the ex
plosion in a coal mine here yesterday
12 men were killed and many woundecL
NOT URGING WAR
English Alliance With France is
Entirely in Interests of
BRITISH OFFICIAL EXPLAINS
Would Lose Heavily in Struggle and
People Are Opposed to Ag
London. July 25. From a high offi
cial of the foreign office the Associated
Press has obtained an interesting state
ment regarding the relations of Great
Britain, France and Germany. Begin
ning with the declaration that Great
Britain would welcome a defensive al
liance with France because it would in
sure a long continuance of European
peace by acting as a check to German
ambitions, the official characterized the
charges made in the German press
against Great Britain of seeking to in
volve France in a war with Germany,
as absolutely contrary to the facts.
Wllh Krnnpf Through All.
"When Germany created the con
troversy with Franco over Morocco."
said the official, "the British govern
ment informed the French government
that it would supjiort it in whatever
policy it decided to pursue. Accord
ingly, Great Britain declined to par
ticipate in the international conference
when France declined and accepted
when France reconsidered its decision,
but any charge that we sought to bring
about war or failed to use our uood
offices to prevent a conflict is absolute
ly false. We would undoubtedly have
stood by France in anv conllict over
the Moroccan question, but we do not
want a conflict and desire an under
standing with France solely to insure
AVoulil I. owe llenlly.
"Great Britain at war would suffer
infinitely greater commercial losses
than her adversary. For one thing,
our entire shipping would go to Amer
ica, and the people would overthrow
any government assuming an aggres
BECOMES HEAD OF
THE NEW DIOCESE
Very Rev. Augustine F. Schinner El
evated at Milwaukee,
Milwaukee, July 25. Very Rev. Au
gustine F. Schinner was today elevated
to the high office of bishop of the new
ly created diocese of Superior of Wis
consin. The ceremonies were conduct
ed in St. John's cathedral and were
SABULA MAN IS DROWNED
Fell from Launch and Companion
Could Not Extend Aid.
Harry Smith, a Sabula young man.
was drowned yesterday evening by
falling out of his launch. In company
with a companion he was enroute be
tween Savanna and Sabula. and fell in
dipping up a bucket of water. His
companion knew nothing about the
handling of the launch and was com
pelled to see I he tragedy without being
able to give any aid. By experimenting
with the steering gear he succeeded in
turning the boat's nose into the bank
and there remained over night with
the craft, being found Sunday morning.
GENESE0 TO HAVE A MEET
Wednesday, Aug. 16 Set As Date for a
The horsemen of Geneseo art; plan
ning for a big field meet to be at Com
bination park on Wednesday, Aug. lti.
There will be several pacing and trot
ting races with $10u purses, a ball
game and possibly other siorts. The
date brings the event the week before
the Cambridge races, and it is believed
many horses- will be given a work out
for the latter' speed contests. It is
proposed that the ball game be be
tween Geneseo and Cambridge.
Secretary Wilson III.
Washington. July 25. Secretary of
Agriculture Wilson is confined to his
apartments as a result of acute indi
gestion. He is improving rapidly, and
is expected to return to duty tomorrow.
WAS TURKISH PLOT
TO MURDER SULTAN
Investigation Reveals What Authori
ties Will Not Admit Say It
Constantinople, July 25. The com
mission which has been inquiring into
the attempt on the life of the sultan
Friday is believed to have obtained in
formation indicating it was a Turkish
plot, but as this would never be admit
ted, even if proved, the authorities are
industriously creating the impression
the outrage was the work of Euroireau
NEW WAR IN SOUTH
Sends Large Land and Sea Force to
Subdue the Celebes
Singapore. July 25. Se.ious develop
ments in the relations between tho
Dutch in Celebes and the natives of
the Boni tribe have resulted in the dis-
patcti of a large naval and military
force. The warships and imnnnris
are now Ivintr off fun.. !?;,. -ri.
Celebes islanders are armed with mod
ern magazine rltles. They are exceed
ingly warlike and the campaign is
likely to be protracted and cosily.
Fighting began in IUni about the end
of June. At Pare Pare a Dutch camp
was attacked by the natives. The
troops, under Capt. Goldman, drove oiT
the enemy. The guns of the Dutch
gunboat Assahan were used with dead
ly effect. Five hundred natives were
GRAIN IS CONSIDERABLY
DAMAGED IN THE SHOCK
Crop Bulletin Reports Favorable Con
ditions for Haying and Har
vesting. The weekly crop bulletin for the
week ending July 24, follows:
Favorable weather conditions obtain,
ed during the week for harvesting and
haying in the northern district, and in
lK)itions of the the central district, but
in the southern tier of com. ties, heavy
rainfull interrupted all farming opera
tions, and damaged considerable grain
in shock. Invland fields were sub
merged anil corn was prostrated in
Jackson county. In Vergennes town
ship a measurement of S inches of
rainfall interrupted all farming opera
ting correspondent reports, the most se
rious damage sustained in a number of
The high temperatures of the pre
ceding wink continued until the 2uth
when a slight reaction occurred. The
temperature conditions, with ample
moisture, made ideal corn weather
and this staple has made vigorous de
velopment. Tasseling and silking now
extend over a considerable portion of
the northern district.
Oats cut before the rains of the pre
ceding week are considerably damaged
in slnck. Where threshing has pro
ceeded ia the central an.l southern dis
tricts the output is fair both with re
gard to quantity and quality. In the
northern district harvest Is well ad
vanced with a very favorable outlook.
Wheat, rve and barley are in shock.
and threshing has proceeded where op
portunity presented. The output is
generally reported favorable except
where damaged by wet weather.
Pastures are mostly affording good
forage. Haying is finished in the
northern district, a large crop of good
quality being secured. In the other dis
tricts much has lias been damaged.
The second croo oT clover is making
good growth in the central, and is
reaily to cut in the southern district.
Early potatoes an- yielding light, but
the late planted are promising. Garden
products are plentiful.
Blackberries and raspberries aie ripe
and abundant: grapes continue prom
ising; some peach orchards are yield
ing but I he fruit is generally scarce;
the outlook for apples is disappointing,
but few orchards giving promise of a
Dental Operation Kills Girl.
Portland. Ore.. July 25. Miss Elsie
Larsen. a musician of considerable lo
cal prominence-, died as the result of
an operation performed upon her palate
by Dr. G. V. I. Hrown. of Cincinnati, be
fore the dental contn-ss. Miss larsen
did not revive from the effeet of the
IOWA BANKER CLAIMS THOUSANDS OF
OWII DOLLARS ABE WITHHELD PROM HIM
TO TAX THE WEALTHY NOW
Plan to Have Monty on Hand for In
terest on Possible Indemnity.
St. Petersburg, July 25. The minis
try of finance is e !alora'ing a scheme
fejr the imposing of additional taxes to
the amount of $.Vt,Hio.uoo annually.
The new taxes will be im;iosed princi
pally on the wealthy classes. The pro
ceeds of this taxation will 1m; mere: than
sufficient to meet the interest on any
' indemnity K.issia might agree to pay
Winnipeg's Great Day.
Duluth, Minn.. July 25. Winnipeg
won rirbt in every event but one, in the
Duluth Boat c lub s regatta in the har
bor yesterday, in a series of closely con
test eel races. St. Paul won the senior
Alarming Number Since
peared. EIGHT HAVE DIED
Mayor Issues Proclamation
Calling on People to
New Orleans. La.. July 25. As far
as is ascertainable there have been ;"
cases and eight deaths from yellow fev
er since its first appearance. About 13
cases are under treatment.
5lnyr Imnra rrix-lnmntloa.
New Orleans. La.. July 25. Last
night Mayor Behrnutn issued a proc
lamation to the people of New Orleans
asking them to hevd the advice of the
health authorities relative to the sani
tation of their premises and calling
special attention to the necessity of
screening the house's and placing nets
over cisterns and all jmhIs of water
which might brood mosquitoes. This
proclamation was also signed by tho
president of the state toard of health,
president of the city health board. Sur
geon white, of the marine hospital
service, and the advisory committee of
the New Orleans Parish Medical so
ciety. four norm ou llourd.
Ft. Morgan. Ala.. July 25. It was an
nounced today that four cases of yel
low fever have devclepeei on the steam
er Columbia, which arrived in the bay
Sunday from Colon. The Columbia
was ordered to the quarantine station.
It) miles below here.
Mrs. Swift Withdraws Prosecution of
International Harvester Com-
Chicago. July 23. Ilefore I'nited
States Judge Uethea today. Attorney
Gilbert, counsel for Mrs. Margaret G.
Swift, dismissed the bill containing
charges of fraud and bribery agaiu&t
the International Harvester company.
The dismissal followed the; announce
ment by Uethea that he would overrule
the motion to remand the case to the
FOUR GASOLINE VICTIMS
Explosion of Stove at Pittsburg is Fa
tal in Results.
Pittsburg, July 25. As a result of an
explosion of a gasoline stove at the
home of Kevy Tiius early today, Harry
and Meyer Titus, twins, aged. 7, were
l)iirne;d te death and five othe-r mem
bers ef the family seriously burned,
Bank Failure Cause of Suicide.
Despondent over the loss of heavy
deposits made in the Spring Valley Na
tional bank, which recently closed Its
doors be-cause; of the failure- ed J. C.
Dovlin of Topeka, Kans.. Anton Rico.
a miner at Spring Valley. III., threw
himself in front of a fast Keek Island
passenger ami was literally ground to
pieces. He had expected to send to
Italy for his wife and family, but was
rendered peimile-s by the failure.
Samuel Harper Dead.
riiiciiirii Juiv 27. Samuel H.rier.
fathe r of President Harper of the di
versity f Chicago, di-l tej.Iay, aged hi.
ASKS FEDERAL COURT FOR AC
COUNTING IN PARKERSBURG
Chicago. July 25 U-cUring that
thousands of dollars' wrth of certifi
cate of stock iu an Iowa bank and
certificates of deposit for $2L)i M be
ing fraudulently withheld from h!m. C.
C. Wolf, cashier, general manager and
principal owner e.f the State Kxchutige
bank of Park rsburg. Iowa, filed a bill
today in the federal court here askiug
an accounting and f'-r the return of
Charge are made against the Ameri
can Trust and Savings bank and K. II.
Prince, former board of trade operator
who in now Involved, in bankruptcy