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VOL. LIV. NO. 289.
THE ARGUS. WEDNESDAY,' SEPTEMBER 20, 1905.
.PRICE TWO CENTS.
PRESIDENT WALL, OF
HAD PRIVATE CREW
Needed no guard
PASSENGERS ItJ TRAIN IN
DANGER OF SUFFOCATION
'MEW YORK LIFE, WITNESS
Capt. Alexander McLean Arretted
Tennessee Man Sentenced to
Penitentiary for Manslaugh
. tr, Goes Alone.
in Canada Under In-
AS MERE GACTBLER
Declares Making Unau
is Daily Occurrence.
VIOLATED SEALING LAWS
One of Ends Sought by
SECURED PAPERS HIMSELF
Grand Trunk Flyer Stalled
Half Hour in St.
FOR BANKER HUNT
Peace Congress at
Men Described as "Choicest Band of
Convicted After Case Had Been in
Court Several Years Authori
ties Trusted Him.
One to Three Years Imprisonment for
Robbers and Cutthroats Since
Days of Capt. Kidd."
Gov. Hanly, of Indiana, Makes Public
Relations With Deposed
Head of Defunct of the Pan-American.
HIMSELF BEST JUDGE
Pinned Down to Statements
Regarding Alleged Legis
New York. Sept. 20. John A. Mc
Call. president of the New York Life
Insurance company, was a witness to
day before the legislative insurance in
vestigation committee. After being
sworn and giving preliminary informa
tion as to business and residence, be
said it was true that he had drawn
checks on the company's account with
out the approval of the finance commit
tee. He said this was almost a daily
occurrence. He is sole judge of what
checks should be drawn without au
thority. Ilautlltoa Haa karc.
Andrew A. Hamilton, he said has
charge of the real estate of the com
pany throughout the country on a sal
ary of $10,000. Taking up $100,000 in
checks sent to Albany McCall said he
gave them to Hamilton.
In 1904 the company determined to
buy a block In the rear of the home of
fice in this city. He sent for a real es
tate agent to take the subject up quiet
ly: the New York Life was not to be
known in the transaction.. In Decem
ber, the real estate .man ..re-ported . he
thought the block could be procured
for $1,100,000. and that 15 per cent ol
this should be available quickly.
Ordered ( kn-k Urana.
"I told him." said McCall. "I would
put him in touch with Hamilton. Pur
suant to that I ordered the two checks
In question drawn. Vouchers will
i-how what they were drawn for.
"He procured the vouchers and Iden
tified them. One was a controller's
warrant, and the other Hamilton's re
ceipt. The words, "for temporary use
on one of the vouchers McCall had
placed so as to be used for the pur
pose directed and to be reported back
to the board. He said IIOO.OOO has been
accounted for . by Hamilton.
AouM Keadered Orally.
, Tie account, the witness said, was
rendered orally to McCall at his office.
He said Hamilton had paid out $700,
000 on the Elm street property, and
there is still $235,000 unexpended.
Checks were produced. They were
nine in number, four to the order ot
John N. Colding, real estate broker.
and five to the order of Andrew A.
Mar Ht Brfi tm4 mt Alfcaay.
During McCall's terra It was brought
out that $285,000 had been placed by
the New York Life to Andrew A. Ham
ilton, and that no accounting for this
money has been made except to Mc
Call. verbally, and that Hamilton at
tends the sessions of the legislature at
Albany in close Interest of the New
MeCall Pmn RaalT.-
McCall said' various sums, making
up the $235,000 paid to Hamilton, had
been given him in connection with dif
ferent real estate deals, but after con
siderable questioning the fact develop
ed that none of the money had been
applied to such deals. McCall also
said Hamilton was allowed money for
expenses at Albany and that Hamil
ton's accounts were not subject to
audit. . ..
MikM a-ea UealaL.
McCall denied he . gave Hamilton
money to Influence-any. member of the
legislature or that he advised any such
course. The $235,000. McCall said, he
was sure would be paid by Hamilton
on demand of the company.
"If it Isn't." said McCall. "I'm respon
sible and I'll pay it."
Hamilton received for legal services,
he said, about $100,000 a year.
lkrM UoM Staadara.
On the subject of the company's
campaign contributions in recent pres
idential years McCall said tbey were
given for the purpose of defeating the
silver platform and for the support of
the gold standard rather than of the
Cacda ! Kaaaa far Oatelm.
As to the contribution to the repub
lican campaign fund In 1904. McCall
said he did not care how many of the
policy holders agreed with his action.
He made the contribution honestly be
lieving it was justified and for the in
terest of the policy holders, and he
assumed entire responsibility.
Martaa Will Start Salt.
New York. Sept. 20. Paul Morton,
president of the Equitable Life Assur
ance society, has made public the fart
that he has directed Wallace Mac Far
lane, as counsel for the Equitable, to
Chicago. 111.. Sept. 20. W. H. Hunt
formerly president of the defunct Pan
American bank, was today sentenced
to the penitentiary and ordered to pay
a fine of $289.
Hunt. was sentenced to an indefinite
term . and will be rrjv..i j :o serve
('om one to three yea.j.
METHODISTS IN CONFERENCE
Ministers of Central Illinois in Annual
Meeting at Peoria. .
Peoria. 111.. Sept. 20. Upward of 300
ministers of the central Illinois Meth
odist Episcopal conference are attend
Ing the annual conference which open
ed last night. The first step toward a
union of Methodists in Peoria was
started when over a thousand Method
ists met Bishop Fowler. Subscriptions
amounting to $20,000 to the Deaconess'
hospital for Peoria were announced, in
suring the purchase of additional
grounds and a permanent fund for
maintenance. This morning was devo
ted to a business session and this af
ternoon there were addresses by Rev.
A. P. George, general field secretary of
the Sunday school union, and Dr. Lucy
A. Gaynor, medical missionary.
WILL SAVE DELAWARE
Ten Newspaper Men Meet and Reso
lute As to Their Duty in the
Wilmington. Del., Sept. 20. Ten re
publican editors of Delaware met here
to consider the party situation and the
duty of its press. The result was a
unanimous agreement to support the
Immediate election of a United
States senator. ' ,
, The advocacy of a common primary
for the re-establishment of one repub
lican organization in city, county, and
state, and an early conference of the
two republican organizations In order
to bring about this result.
Elimination of personal abuse and
suppression of factional recrimination.
To expose graft and malfeasance In
office, and labor for honest elections
and good government.
The combination of the republican
press against the common enemy.
Two republican journals which have
supported the Addicks, or union fac
tion, were not represented.
begin suit against the Mercantile Trust
company to compel restitution by it of
sums aggregating, principal and inter
est, more than $1,000,000.
Mr. Morton asserts that these sums
were applied under the former Equita
ble management to improper or un
authorized loans, and his report, which
Is addressed to the board of directors,
throws light on some extraordinary fi
nancial transactions of the former re
gime, both before and after the death
of Henry B. Hyde.
Calraca Haa a Caae. .
Chicago. Sept. 20. Charges of fraud,
misapplication of trust funds and at
tempts to transfer assets, to another
concern were made in a suit for the re
ceiver's accounting, filed yesterday af
ternoon against present and former of
ficials of the Western Life Indemnity
company, an assessment insurance as
sociation. E. I. Rosenfield and W. H.
Gray, the latter being the association's
organizer, are prominently mentioned
in the bill in connection with the al
leged fraudulent voting of funds to
The company is successor of the
Knights .Jemplar and Mason Life In
demnity company, organized in 1884,
and has more than $20,000,000 in poli
On Cholera Death.
Berlin. Sept. 20. The Orucjal Bulle
tin says six fresh cholera cases and
one death are teported.
WAR IN COLOMBIA?
Unconfirmed Report Says Gen.
Reyes Has Proclaimed
Panama. Sept. 20. Unconfirmed re
ports have reached here to the effect
that Gen. Fafael Reyes, president of
Colombia, declared himself dictator on
Sept. 8 and Imprisoned the members
of the supreme court at Bogota. Mobs,
angered, by this action, attacked the
president's palace and were fired on
by troops, who killed or wounded many
of the rioters. The reports say that
revolutions have been started In Antio-
quia and Santander.
Washington, Sept. 20. Capt. Alex
ander McLean was arrested Monday
at Victoria. B. C. by Canadian authori
ties at the request of the American
consul acting for the department of
justice, under an indictment obtained
more than a year ago at San Fran
cisco, on charge of conspiracy in fitting
out the schooner Carmencita in viola
tion of the sealing laws.
Clalaaa Mexlraa Registry.
The telegram received at the state
department today, announcing the ar
rest, says the Carmencita had been re
fitted under the name of "Acaulpo" of
alleged Mexican registry and with a
crew made up of men said to be as
choice a band of robbers and cut
throats as have manned pirate craft
since the days of Capt. Kidd.
Loaa; Huated Far.
The search for McLean has proceed
ed since May. 1904. His movements
have been known the greater part of
this time, but his course in his pelagic
sealing cruise has been conducted
cleverly and with so sharp an observ
ance of the letter of the law that it is
said it has made these very technicali
ties cover his alleged evasions of law.
Kept Out of Limit.
For instance, he has always been
careful not to be found within the
three-mile limit of sealing reserves, and
although an American with ' in large
part an English crew, he has not been
registered under either American or
British laws. On that account the re
ciprocal arrangement between these
countries for the protection of the seal
ing industry has not applied.
1'rted KorvijcB ItrarlntratluB.
He has operated under both Mexi
can and Norwegian registration and
apparently has been successful in re
taining one or the other, despite the
fact he forfeited the Mexican papers
at least once.
GO TO ARRANGE FOR
Japanese and Russian Representatives
Put to 6sa Slav Scouts Am
bushed. Gunshu Pass. Sept. 20. Rear Ad
miral Jessen left Vladivostok the 16th
on board the armored cruiser Rossia,
accompanied by the protected cruiser
Bogatyr and two torpedo boat destroy
ers, to meet Vice Admiral Kamimura,
the Japanese commander, and conclude
a naval armistice.
A party of seven scouts who passed
out of the Russian lines near Sailunch
eon recently were ambushed by Jap
anese and all of them killed.
RURAL CARRIERS CONVENE
National Association Opens Conven
tion at Indianapolis.
Indianapolis, Sept. 20. The National
Rural Letter Carriers' association is In
convention at the statehouse. The ad
dress of welcome was by Mayor Holtz
man. H. II. Windsor, of Chicago, made
response. Edward Rosewater, editor
of the Omaha Bee, gave an address. F.
II. Cunningham, of Omaha, Neb., na
tional president, reviewed the work of
the organization and urged the need
of good roads.
FARMERS AND THE UNIONS
Alliance Movement Making Much
Headway in Some States.
Chicago, Sept. 20. The movement
for the organization of farmers In alli
ance with the trades unions to control
the prices of agricultural products Is
sweeping through the country, particu
larly Wisconsin, Illinois and neighbor
ing states. ?
DR. THOMAS BARNARDO DEAD
English Philanthropist Aided in Rescue
of Over 55,000 Poor Children.
London. Sept. 20. Dr. Thomas John
Barnardo, the well known founder and
director of philanthropic institutions by
which over 55,000 orphans and waifs
have been rescued,' trained and placed
out in life, is dead.
Stansfield Gets Office.
Washington. Sept. 20. Wade S.
Stanfield has been appointed United
States district attorney for the north
ern district of Indiana Territory. Stan
field is a graduate of the University of
Michigan and has practiced law in In
dian Territory 11 years.
North Dakotan Dtad.
Fargo. N. D-. Sept. 20. John E. Hag
gert United States marshal for North
Dakota, died today of heart failure. He
was & man of large Interests and one
of the prominent political figures of the
WORLD LEADERS THERE
American Attendance Larger
Than at Any Meeting
Lucerne, Switzerland, Sept. 20. One
fo the most impressive peace congress
es ever held Is that now in session
here. The tide of arbitration and peace
Is now running so high in all the Euro
pean states that many of the most in
fluential men In all parts of the world
are in attendance at the conference to
discuss Questions of great national im
portance which are to be presented at
Heduetiaa mt Arnilea Plaaaed.
Most important among the many
vital subjects outlined for the program
of the 14th international peace con
gress are the questions of the reduc
tion of the armies and navies of the
nation and of the establishment of a
stated international congress for the
regular consideration of all interna
tional matters. Both of these ques
tions will probably also engage the
second Hague conference, which It is
now stated on good authority will meet
as soon as the present hostilities in the
east are settled.
Subject ot eutrallxnlou.
A feature of the program which ap
peals especially to our own people, is
the prominence given to the subject of
neutralization. At the Boston congress
of" last autumn, this subject received a
degree of consideration greater than
that accorded it at any previous peace
congress, and since that time, through
the declaration of the Massachusetts
board of trade in favor of neutraliza
tion of certain-zertxes across the At
lantic, it has commanded world-wide
notice. It Is a well understood fact
that the problem of neutralizaton ap
plied to the Philippines by the mutual
agreement of the great nations would
remove many of the most serious ob
stacles in the way of their assumption
of independence. Above all. the course
of events in Manchuria has brought
the subject of neutralization to the
front rank among the Important ques
tions of the day.
Anirrii'in Attendance LariceKt.
The American representation at the
Lucerne congress is much larger than
that at any European congress since
the revival of the congress in 1889.
INDEPENDENTS ACT IN PEORIA
Sherman Republicans -Decide on Sepa
rate Ticket for Representative
Peoria, 111., Sept. 19. In an effort to
produce harmony in the ranks of the
republican party in Peoria county, a
meeting of the members of the factions
yesterday decided to place an Indepen
dent ticket in the field for state repre
sentatives from this district. Members
of the so-called Sherman crowd have
been organizing their forces in the last
few weeks, and are determined to have
a bearing in the distribution of patron
Governor Will Welcome President.
New Orleans. Sept. 20. Gov. Blanch
ard telephoned to Mayor Behrman his
concurrence in the action taken by the
citizens' committee in asking the pres
ident to come here Oct. 24. The gov
ernor said he would be present to as
sist in the reception.
President Meiler, of Carriage
Workers, Turns State's
Evidence at Chicago.
Chicago. 111., Sept. 20 President
George Meiler of the Carriage and
Wagon Workers' union, No. 4,. who Is
being tried with 12 other union officials
and members, on a charge of criminal
conspiracy, withdrew his plea of not
guilty today and "entered a plea of
guilty. Meiler, it Is alleged, was one
of the instigators of -the system of
slugging practised on non-union work
men. Meiler is expected to take the
witness stand against hid fellow de
fendants. FAVORS MAKING
Christlania, Sept 20. The Dagbl-d
has commenced advocating the estab
lishment of a Norwegian itpuaiic.
Nashville. Tenn.. Sept. 20. W. A.
Barfield, convicted in Lauderable coun
ty of manslaughter and sentenced tc
serve a year in the penitentiary, ar
rived in Nashville yesterday and went
at once to the penitentiary. At Ripley.
Barfield got the necessary papers com
mitting him to prison. He bought his
own railroad ticket and came to Nash
Had ConSdeeee la Him.
The authorities at Ripley had every
confidence in his promise to come to
Nashville, and therefore decided not
to send a guard with him. Barfield's
case has been in court several years,
he having been sentenced to serve 20
years on the first trial.
Noted Swede Dies.
Stockholm, Sweden, Sept. 20.
Adolph Hedin. the parliamentary vet
eran known as the father of the riks
tag. is dead here. He represented
Stockholm as a liberal during 36 ses
WILL BE REFUSED
Big Pennsylvania Coal Operator De
clares That Eight Hour Day Will
. Not Be Granted.
Scranton, Pa., Sept. 20. One of the
most extensive coal operators in this
region who has come from Philadel
phia, where he had a conference with
President Baer of the Reading, declar
ed that the operators will not, under
any consideration, grant the demand of
the mine workers for an eight hour
day. The operators, he said, propose
to agree only that the present agree
ment shall be continued. Announce
ment to this effect will be made, he
said, after the miners hold their con
vention in Shamokin on Doc. 14.
C. & A. ROAD GAVE REBATES
Admission Filed in Kansas City Court
Kansas City. Mo., Sept. 20. The
Chicago & Alton railway has filed an
answer in the United States district
court to the contempt proceedings in
stituted here on Aug. 19 by the federal
government, charging It with giving re
bates in violation of a restraining or
der issued by Judge John F. Phillips
of this city in March. 192.
The Chicago & Alton, in its petition,
admits that an arbitrary rate was
charged for switching cars at Chicago,
but denied having had knowledge of
the alleged fact that the Illinois North
ern railroad was controlled or operated
by the International Harvester com
The petition asserted that it was
customary for all railroads to pay con
necting lines upon which a large
amount of traffic originated an arbitra
ry division of the through rate.
STRIKING PRINTERS ENJOINED
Have Sent 50 Nonunion Men Away
From Columbus Firm.
Springfield, Ohio. Sept. 20. An in
junction was granted the Crowell Pub
lishing company today. More than 50
strike breakers have been caught by
pickets and put on trains for other
Albany. N. Y., Sept. 20. After n
week's duration the strike of the union
printers here for an eight-hour day has
ended. All employing printers have
now signed the agreement.
WATER READY TO RECEDE
Mississippi River at St. Louis Did Not
Reach 30-Foot Stage.
St. Louis, Sept. 20. The flood tide
in the Mississippi river has about
reached its crest, having risen but G
inches during the night. It Is still be
low 20 feet, the danger line. It Is ex
pected the water will begin to recede
SHORTAGE AT FORT MADISON
Secretary of Iowa Building Loan As
- sociation Under Cloud.
Burlington, Iowa, Sept. 20. The
books of the secretary of the Fort Mad
ison Building and Loan association are
being investigated by the state auditor.
A shortage of $20,000 is alleged to have
;Warits Separate Statehood.
- TaJilOQjiiih, I. T., Sept. 20. The Che
rokee National council convened yes
terday in final session the last to be
held before the dissolution of the trial
government next March. An informal
vote taken by the council unanimously
favored separate statehood for Indian
Hamilton, Ind., Sept. 20. Gov. Han
ly yesterday afternoon, in a speech at
the 30th Indiana regimental reunion.
Indulged in many sensational utter
ances regarding David Sherrick. depos
ed auditor of state. He called Sherrick
a common gambler and charged tha
$10,000 of the state's money was losi
at casino at the French Lick resort.
The governor reviewed all his rela
tions with Sherrick. told of his failure
to attend the meetings of the state
board of tax commissioners, and gave
as a reason that Sherrick's delinquen
cy was caused by a midnight carousal
around the gambling table, from which
he could not recover in time to attend
the sittings of the tax commissioners.
He pledged his hearers to suppress the
two Monte Carlos at French Uck and
West Baden unless the laws of the
state as now written prove Inadequate
GOV. DENEEN NAMES GOOD
President James, of State University,
at Head Work for Present
Springfield. 111.. Sept. 20. Gov. De
neen last night named the state high
way commission for which provision
was made by the last legislature. This
new state body is to carry forward one
of the governor's favored 4 projects
the extension of good highways
throughout the state. The men named
President Dr. E. J. James, president
University of Illinois.
Commissioners DeWitt 11. C.Smith,
Springfield, and Joseph Fulkerson, Jcr
seyville. Mr. Smith is a farmer. He served
on the commission which mada its re
port last winter and made the tour of
the state with the legislative commit
tee before drafting the good roads bill.
Mr. Fulkerson Is a democrat. He is
president of the Young Farmers club
of Illinois and- a member of the ad
visory committee on cattle, University
The work laid out for the commission
in the next two years is not ambitious.
It is more experimental than anything
else. The commissioners jare to con
duct tests of road building In various
parts of the state, and to stimulate lo
cal enterprise when It begins to show
an inclination to improve the high
GEN. THURSTON IS LEADER
Heads Army of Cumberland in Session
Chattanooga, Tenn., Sept. 2H Gen.
Gales P. Thurston of Nashville was
unanimously elected president of the
Army of the Cumberland, in annual re
union here. The other officers chosen
were: Corresponding secretary, Maj.
W. J. Colburn; recording secretary, Or-
land Summers; treasurer, Brig. Gin.
Frank G. Smith, U. S. A.; historian.
Col. G. C. Kniffin; executive commit
tee, Gen. James Barnett, chairman; P.
N. Grosvenor, Gen. J. G. Parkhurst,
Capt. H. S. Chamberlain, Capt. J. W.
Foley, Gen. E. A. Carman, Gen. Smith
D. Aitkins. and Maj. J. M. Farquhar.
VAN SANT TO BE A DELEGATE
Gov. Johnson Names ex-Covernor to
Attend River Meeting.
Minneapolis. Sept. 20. OovrJohnson
has appointed former Gov. VanSant as
his representative at the meeting of the
Upper Mississippi Improvement asso
ciation at LaCrosse, Wis., on Oct. 10.
Church Scaffold Kills Three.
Montreal. Que., Sept 20. Three men
were killed and two fatally Injured yes
terday by the collapse of a scaffold In
the new parish church of St. Cunegon
de, a suburb.
ALBERS IS GUILTY
Verdict. of Nicarauguan Court
Washington, Sept. 20. The state de
partment was informed today that the
Nlcaraguan court in the province of
Segovia has convicted William S. Al
bers, the American resident agent at
Jappa of the Port Limon company, on
the charge of resisting a legal process
and insuiting President Zelaya. Sen
tence has not yet been imposed, bow
ever. Albers Is said to be in free com
munication with the American legation
at Managua and has the advice of the
HELD BY AIR BRAKES
Serious Wreck Reported on
Southern Pacific in
Port Huron, Mich.. Sopt. 20. Pas
sengers on the Grand Trunk passenger
train known as the Lehigh Valley Fly
er, had a narrow escape in a tunnel
under the St. Claire river yesterday.
The train was about half way through
when the coupling between the loco
motive and baggage car gave way, and
automatically set the emergency brake.
Held Half mm Hour.
For half an hour the train was stall
ed in the tunnel with the air steadily
growing thicker and more difficult to
breathe. The train crew averted a
panic among the frightened passengers
by constantly assuring them there was
Two rrrkii at Oarr.
Reno. Nev., Sept. 20. It Is reported
one man was killed and 25 persons in
jured in a wreck on the Southern Pa
cific near Beowaw.
The' accident occurred Tuesday even
ing and was the result of the a headon
collision . between two freight trains
followed by a rear end collision be
tween two passenger trains, and accord
ing to reports, was caused by the en
gineer of one freight running past his
orders.- Physicians, nurses. and'Sjup
plies were hurriedly dispatched to tho
scone of the wreck.
Soar vf Injured.
Among those injured are: K. C. and
Adella David. Taborville. III.; Mrs.
Anna Iliggs, St. Louis; William Knox.
Chicago; Mrs. W. C. Halsey. Eagle
Grove, Iowa; Mrs. Fanny Drolner,
Manley, Iowa; 11. C. Brown, Chicago.
PLEA IN ABATEMENT
FILED BY PACKERS
No Affidavits to Support Defense In
Proceedings In -Federal
Chicago. Sept. 20. A plea in abate
ment was filed today by the packer? In
dieted in the United States dlstri t
court on the chain; of conspiracy tj
monopolize the meat Industry. Th
plea was not supported by affidavits.
It Is signed by the defendants and
INCREASE IN NEW CASES
More Fever Today But the Rate of
Death Does Not Increase.
New Orleans. Sept. 20. New cases
of yellow fever today number 23,
deaths, four. The number of new cas
es during the morning showed consid
erable increase over the same time yes
terday, but the death rate remains un
changed. Two cases are reported in a
detention camp near the Texan lne at
RAILROAD BRIEFS IN SEPT. 26
Illinois Commission Gives Order in
Rate Reduction Case.
Springfield. 111.. Sept. 20. The state
board of railroad and warehouse com
missioners has issued notice to all rail
roads concerned that they must file
their briefs with. Secretary Kllpatrlck
of the board by Sept. 2G in the matter
of application of shippers for reduction
in freight rates. It is likely the board
will grant a partial reduction in rates,
though not what the shippers asked
BRYANS LEAVE TOMORROW
Entire Family Going Westward on Tour
Around the World.
Lincoln, Neb.. Sept. 20. Mr. and
Mrs. W. J. Bryan, accompanied by
their son and daughter, William and
Grace, will leave tomorrow for their
tour of the world. They will sal) from
San Francisco for Japan on Sept. 20.
Canada After American Fishermen.
Toronto. Ont., Sept. 20. The Onta
rio fisheries department will institute
a rigid investigation into the alleged
Illegal fishing by American firms in
Georgian bay and Lake Erie. It is
claimed that thousands of tons Illegally
taken are shipped to the United States
Komura Grows Bettsr.
New York, Sept. 20. The condition
of Baron Komura continues to be satis
.'actory and steadib" improves.