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VOL. LV. XO. 33.
THE ARGUS, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER, 190,. JWELVE PAGES.
I EBICE iTJVQ CENTS.
Bookkeeper for New York
Life Tells New In
. surance Story.
NO RECORD WAS KEPT
Andrew Hamilton Has Explana
tion Coming Manning
Put on Stand.
New York. Nov. 24 Milton M. Madi
son, bookkeeper of the New York Life
Insurance company, testifying today
before the Insurance investigation com
mittee said that in 1904 he received a
check for $40,000 as profit on a loan
of $W(.o00 to the firm of Kidder, Pea
body & Co., of Boston.
Hrt-onl of lu-al.
He got the check cashed at the First
National bank and gave the money to
Jeorge W. Perkins, vice president of
the New York IJfe and a member of
the firm of J. P. Morgan & Co. He did
not Know what Perkins did with the
money, because no account of the
transaction appeared on the books of
YVIpeil Oat I !U lel.
Madison said in 1901 J. P. Morgan &
Co., advanced $VJ,310 to Andrew Ham
ilton who had been called the "legisla
tive generalissimo" and that on Oct.
1. 19'2, Hamilton was credited with
$.'9.:tl0 against this account.
I-alrn the I !. '
Boston. Nov. 24. A member of the
firm of Kidder. Pea body & Co., being
shown a copy of the testimony of
Bookkeeper Madison of the New York
Life with reference to the alleged loan
of the $920,000 to the Boston firm, said:
"There was never any such transac
tion. The statement is either a mis
take or a misstatement."
New York. Nov. 24. W. S. Manning.
Senator Depew's "cantankerous friend
from up the river." was a witness yes
terday afternoon before the Armstrong
legislative Insurance committee. Man
ning didn't appear to be at all cantank
erous. Instead of the sort of person
who "doesn't care u hang who wants
to know, you know " he turned out to
be a mild mannered old man with a
weak voice ami a long, scraggy gray
John A. Nichols, who drew such a
vigorous picture of Manning for Sena
tor Depew and the Kquitable officers,
got $2.'mm a year, and sometimes more,
from the life companies for keeping
the cantankerous one quiet.
Iteeltnl but 14.10.
Manning testified that he never in
any one year received more than $450
from Nlehoiii. In rent yer he had
got only $500. Nichols stated under
oath that he had paid Manning $450
und sometimes $650 out of each. $1,000
which he got as a retainer.
Manning said that up to last Janu
ary he had been a traveling salesman
for the Albany Chemical company. He
had been in the insurance business
from 1858 to 1S75. having been in
charge of the premium department in
the Mutual IJfe. secretary of the Hart
ford Life, and a general agent for var
Along about 1S73 he undertook to
become a life insurance expert, writing
articles on the subject. He always ha.-i
been favorable to life insurance as an
economic proposition, but was antago
nistic to the officers of the companies.
lBrBt Where II tame From.
Mr. Hughes wanted to know what
services Mr. Manning had rendered to
the Kquitable in 1901. Mr. Manning
made the astonishing statement thai
be never had been engaged by the
Kquitable; that he didn't know until
recently that he was receiving money
from that institution. He had been re
tained by Mr. Nichols to keep him in-
formed ou legislation at Albany the
bills that were introduced and the
progress that was made. He also was
expected to hold himself ready to re
fpond to a call in case of an emer
gency. He has been holding- himself
in readiness since 1SSS. the year in
which he began to draw his pay.
DUBUQUE HAS A BIG LOSS
Fire Destroyed Several Buildings,
Causing Damage of $200,000.
Dubuque. Iowa, Nov. 24. Fire last
night destroyed a block of brick build
ings on the river and A A. Cooper's
wagon warehouse. The loss Is $200,
00O. with insurance of 80 per cent.
The block destroyed was four stories
high and contained several stores oc
cupied by the Diamond Jo line, a sa
loon. Ernsdorff Bnggy company and
the Iroquois Pearl Button company.
Cooper's warehouse was a three-story
frame and a block in length.
ONE BIG LOAN
TO MAKE AN INQUIRY
Nat Likely to Appropriate Largely for
Canal Till It Knows Where
Washington, Nov. 24. It is stated at
the war department that while con
gress will be asked to appropriate $16,
000.000 to meet the needs of the Pan
ama canal work to June 30 next, it is
not expected that congress will appro
priate it in a lump. What is expected
by canal officials is that congress will
pass a bill making available a portion
of this amount to meet immediate
wants of the commission, because, it
was explained, congress would proba
bly investigate to leani how the money
thus far expended has been used be
fore appropriating the full $16,000,000.
Orders Given in Poland to Wage
Relentless War on the
MANIFESTO IS SUPPORTED
Zemstvo Congress Nearly Splits Over
Approval of the Emperor's
Warsaw, Nov. 24. Governor-General
Skallon has sent a confidential circu
lar to the temporary military gover
nors recently appointed in the 10 Polish
provinces, ordering them to consider
agitators and rioters as insurgents and
to shoot them down until they are all
exterminated, and also to disperse pub
lic meetings by the use of firearms.
Moscow, Nov. 21. By a scanty ma
jority of 20 the zemstvo congress ac
cepted the first sections of the resolu
tion drafted by the executive commit
tee declaring the solidarity of the con
gress with the principles of the impe
rial manifesto of Oct. CO and assuring
the government of the support of the
great majority of zemstvos and munici
palities in carrying into effect the liber
ties promised by the manifesto.
The congress however, lays down
as the sole means of guaranteeing the
authority of the doumu. and restoring
order in the country the election of
representatives by a. general, direct.
equal, and secret ballot and the formal
grant to the first dounia of the iowcr
to elaborate a constitution for the em
pire. ltle" KTIrml 0ipuar.
The friends of Count de Witte on
the floor made a stout fight against the
provision for a direct bal'.ot. the one
which the premier considers it impos
sible to grant, but this provision was
carried over tneir heads by a two
Sold Tickets; Arrested.
Chicago. Nov. 24. H. H. Waterfall.
arrested on a charge of speculating In
tickets for the Chteagt-Michigan .foot
ball game, was discharged today after
agreeing he would sell no more tickets.
Senators Considering Rate Leg
islation Work Desperate
ly to Please All.
Washington. D. C. Nov. 24. The
senate committee on interstate com
merce yesterday continued the discus
sion of the measures relative to amend
ing railroad laws. There were many
ideas exchanged, but no developments
"Compromise" is the watchword of
the senate interstate commerce com
mittee. Kvery member of the commit
tee makes this idea the burden of his
u? tf ranees. The proiosition is to give
and take and make concessions until
a railrcad rate regulation bill Is framed
that will be acceptable to the republi
can majority, satisfactory to the pres
ident, and not distasteful to the demo
crats. The future sessions of the com
mittee will be devoted to this gigantic
Tkr leiat In Qaeatlsa.
The one vital point of difference be
tween those who support and those
who oppose the president's plan is as
to when a rate fixed by the interstate
commerce commission should become
effective. The president insists that
when a rate is pronounced unreason
able the commission shall name a rate
to be operative immediately, and so
continue until the courts have decided
the matter. The less radical advocates
of rate regulation believe that a period
I of 30. CO or 90 days should elapse after
FOR GRAND MASTER
Odd Fellows Refer Invest gation
of Old Folks' Home
MATTER IS THRESHED OUT
Effort to Increase Remuneration of
Delegates Defeated Rebekahs
Springfield. 111.. Nov. 24. The grand
lodge of Odd Fellows has put it up to
W. R. Humphreys, of Chicago, the new
ly elected grand master, to investigate
the charges preferred against Superin
tendent William Rickard of the Old
Folks' home at Mattoon and the board
of trustees. The committee to which
the matter was referred recommended
that investigation be made by the in
coming grand master with full power
to act, and the grand lodge concurred
In the report.
In the resolution it is declared there
is "gross mismanagement at the Old
Folks home; that from statements of
inmates as well as letters and state
ments of members of the board of
trustees, it is known that there exists
at the institution immorality and vice;
that the running expenses of the home
are greatly in excess of any other in
stitution similar in character in th"
country and the services much less sat
isfactory; and that it appears impossi
ble to run the home in the present
manner without annoyance ami con
tinual charges of a grave nature, some
of which appear well founded."
I'liin Another Inquiry.
Another resolution dealing on the
same subject also will form the basis
of an investigation to be conducted by
the newly elected grand master.
A proposition to increase the mile
age and per diem of representatives to
the grand lodge to C cents a mile and
$3 a day was defeated, as was also a
proposition to allow past grand masters
mileage and per diem as a compliment
for their services. The proposed ap
propriation of $1,000 for the Odd Fel
lows league of Cook county was de
feated, the grand lodge adopting the
committee report which acted adverse
ly on the matter.
The Rebekah assembly completed its
electon of officers as follows:
Warden Mrs. H. Weldon. of Cairo.
Treasurer Mrs. Carrie Skaggs, of
Secretary Mrs. Mary P. Miller of
Chief Instructor Mrs. Nellie Har
Secret Service Men Take Employe in
United States Assay Office in
Seattle. Wash., Nov. 24.-George Ed
ward Adams. casTiier of the United
States assay office, has been arrested
by secret service agents on a charge
of being short $.15,000 in his accounts.
Henry White Selected.
Washington. Nor. 25. Henry White.
American ambassador to Rome, has
been selected to represent this country
in conjunction with Minister Gummer.
of. Tangier, at the approaching Moroc
the rate is named before it becomes ef
fective. Karakcr II a lMan.
Washington. Nov. 21. Senator For
akcr today presented to the senate
committee on interstate commerce a
copy of a bill drafted by him to amend
the' interstate commerce law and de
voted about two hours to the discus
sion of its provision. It provides that
any shipper who may think he is charg
ed excessive rates or is discriminated
against, or that a railroad is practic
ing rebates, may bring complaint be
fore the commission, and the commis
sion shall certify the complaint with a
brief statement to the attorney general.
; tn Irrult on rt.
The attorney general shall refer it to
the district attorney, who shall at once
file the petition in a circuit court of the
United States and the court shall pro
ceed at once to hear the case, and up
on hearing may enjoin the railroad
against an excessive rate, rebate or dis
crimination. The railroad shall have
the right of appeal, but such appeals
shall not suspend judgment of the
court pending the final decision.
Jewish Fund $900,000.
New York. Nov. 24. Contributions
to the fund for the relief of the suffer
ers from Russian massacre now aggre
eate close to $900,000. The total
amount Wednesday noon, which is as
far as the "ist has been completed, was
$T24.0i0. At least $150,"0 more is In
Kansas Senator Questions
DEAL MADE ON TRAIN
Crossed Line Into Illinois-
Judge Overrules Ail
St. Louis. Nov. 24. Senator Burtor
of Kansas, today testified in his own
behalf in his trial on the charge he act
ed as paid attorney for corporations in
matters pending before a deiartnient
of the federal government. The sena
tor's testimony, iu the beginning fol
lowed closely that given in the former
trial. Willi the exception that in de
scribing his conversation with Thomas
15. Harlan, in regard to which the lat
ter had already testified, Burton laid
stress upon the fact that before the
conversation relating lo bis employ
ment by the Rialto company was start
ed, the train in which they were en
route from St. Iouis to Chicago, had
crossed the Mississippi and was in Il
linois, outside the jurisdiction of the
court before which he is being tried,
t'oulil Not Henirnibrr.
Burton declared he could not re
member the conversation testified to
by Charles H. Brooks yesterday, which
was a distinct point for the prosecu
tion, and related in detail to his talks
with Chief Postoffice Inspector Coch
ran, in which he told Cochran he ex
pected to act as attorney for the Rialto
company. He was cross examined for
almost an hour, but did not lose his
calm and apparently firm bearing, and
replied to all questions without visible
ItuleM .ticninnt DrfenNr.
St. Louis, Nov. 24. In a lengthy ex
tempore opinion. United States Circuit
Judge Van Deventer, overruled the mo
tion to dismiss all coum 3 in the indict
ment against Senator Burton, charged
with having agreed to accept, and
having accepted compensation to act
as attorney for the Rialto Grain and
Securities company before the postof
fice department at Washington, which
was filed by the defense, immediately
following the close of the government's
case yesterday. Judge' Van Deventer
said the definition of the word "agree
ment" bore pertinently upon this con
tention, and went deeply into both the
legal and commercial meanings of the
The Jutlice'a Haling;.
He held that the agreement was not
consummated until a representative of
the Rialto company, who had conduct
ed the negotiations with Burton on the
train en route from St. Louis to Cht
cago. had returned to St. Louis, and
Burton's proposition had been accept
ed by the Rialto company Attorney
Lehmann had held that thennere agree
ing by Burton to accept compensation
was all that he (the defendant) was
accountable for, and that had: occurred
in Illinois. ; "S
BLOWN HARD ON BAR
Condition of Argos, at. Holland, Mich.
Necessitates Use otthe Breech
Holland, Mich., Nov, 24. During a
terrific storm on l.ake' Michigan last
night the passenger steamer Argos. of
the Graham, Morton passenger fleet,
went hard aground on a bar near
North I'iir and all efforts to release
her have been futile. .The boat is in
great danger of being jioiinded to
pieces. Owing to the heavy seas it was
impossible for the life Having crew to
reach the steamer and "0 passengers
and the crew numbering 22 were be
ing taken off in the breeches buoy.
At 1 o'clock the cable used to haul
the breeches buoy parted leaving seven
passengers and 22 of the crew on the
Argo. The life-saving crew are mak
ing desperate efforts to reach the
steamer, but owing to the high seas it
is feared they will not succeed.
VIRGINIA PROVES HER SPEED
Nineteen Knots an Hour is Exceeded
in Endurance Teat.
Boston, Mass., Nov. 24. The battle
ship Virginia completed its official
speed tests yesterday in a four hour
endurance run down the coast, main
taining an average revolution of its
propellers' of 123.5 a minute. As an
nounced by the trial board the speed
attained was 19.0i knots an hour. The
contract called for a speed of 19 knots
an hour. J
ACADEMY IS TRIED
Defense of Midshipman Meri
weather Involves Big An
OUTLINED BY ATTORNEYS
Forced Into Fight That Led to
Death cf Midshipman
Annapolis, Md.. Nov. 24. The United
States naval academy was put on trial
today for responsibility for the death
of Midshipman Branch, who died after
a fist fight with Midshipman Meri
weather. Meriweather, who is now being tried
by court martial on the charge of kill
ing Branch, began his defense today.
The main feature of his defense, it is
understood, will be to show by over
whelming evidence that the naval
academy midshipman officers connived
at his light with Branch.
Outline ut the Hcfon-.
Meriweather's defense has been fore
shadowed by the cross examination of
witnesses. This defense as outlined
First That a long series of persecu
tions of Meriweather by Branch drove
them to tight.
Second That the challenge to fight
came from Branch, and that under the
code" Meriweather was compelled to
Third That the light could not have
aken place had the midshipman offi
cers not connived at it. .
Fourth That Meriweather was not
as guilty as the midshipman officers
who violated regulations in allowing
the fight to take place or the officials
and seconds who did all in their power
to further it without doing any of the
An effort will be made also to show
that the death of Branch might have
resulted from causes other than the
fight, and also of the effect of unskill
ed handling after the fight.
l-tor Say Fight I11 It.
The evidence before the court mar
tial yesterday was given by physicians
and surgeons, who were unanimous in
declaring that Branch died as a result
of blows inflicted upon the head.
NAMED AS GOVERNOR
Msn Who Has Had No Part in Fac
tional Fight at Head of New
Washington, Nov. 24. President
Roosevelt today authorized the issu
ance of the following statement:
"The president announces the ap
pointment of Herbert J. Hagerman. of
Bosewell. N. M.. as governor of New
Mexico, to take effect Jan. 22. There
has been a bitter factional quarrel in
New Mexico for some time, and in
view of it the president thought it best
to select a man who was in no way
connected with either faction."
Hagerman was strongly recommend
ed to the president by Secretary Hitch
cock. Japanese Dissatisfied.
Tokio. Nov. 24. Agitation against
the government for its abrogation of
the martial law and its suppression of
the liberties of the press is gaining
FARMERS WAR ON
FIRES DESTROY FACTORIES
Cleveland Foundry and Decatur Mill
ing Companies Suffer.
Cleveland, Ohio. Nov. 21. Fire to
day practically destroyed the plant of
the T. II. Brooks Foundry company.
manufacturers of structural iron. The.
loss is estimated at Jloo.ooo. The
plant of the Oiis steel company was
damaged about $1 ,!.
Decatur, 111., Nov. 21. The plant of
the Decatur Milium comoaiiv was de
stroy d by fire today. The loss is $.'i0,-
The Decatur Ct.air company dry kiln
also burned with a loss of $2h,om.
MUSEUM LOOT IS $50,000
Pratt Institute at New York Disponed
of Valuable Possessions.
New York. Nov. 21. It is reported
to the Brooklyn poiiee that burglars
had broken into the Pratt institute and
carried off $50.ooo worth of jewelry
and other articles, the value of whicn
lies in their antiquity. Walter S. Per
ry, a director of the institution, who
has charge of the art department, made
the report. He said thtre had been
taken from the exhibition room of the
Institution a necklace and pendant of
green stones which was worth $10.0o0.
Another necklace taken was of silver
and amethysts. Much of the loot was
the handiwork of students of the icsti
'tntion and had a sentimental value that j
cannot be computed in money.
DOUGHERTY PLEA "GUILTY"; ,
SENTENCED I TO I4YEARS
MINISTRY DECIDES L
British Cabinet Instead Will Dissolve
Parliament and Appeal to the
London. Nov. 24. It is understood
the result of today's cabinet council
which was in session two hours, was a
rejection of the proposal for a collect
ive resignation of the cabinet. It was
deckled to be best to dissolve parlia
ment themselves and appeal to the
UP TO THE FLEET
Commanders of Squadron of the
Powers Free to Move on
EXPECTED TO SAIL SOON
Everything Points Toward Interesting
Developments in Vicinity of
London. Nov. 21. The foreign of
fice informed the Associated Press to
day, the porte, having refused to ac
cede to the demands of the powers, the
naval demonstration will proceed, the
matter now being in the hands of the
l l-et Will Snll.
Vienna, Nov. 24. Baron von Calice,
the Austria-Hungarian ambassador at
Constantinople, has telegraphed Admi
ral Ritter von Jedine urging that a part
of the International fleet sail immedi
ately, proceeding either to Mytilene, an
island of the Grecian archipelago be
longing to Turkey, or to Besika bay,
near the entrance of the Dardanelles.
llulKitrla Tlirrn totin Trouble.
London, Nov. 2 J. The Vienna corre
spondent of the Chronicle says he
learns that Bulgaria has notified one
of the signatory powers of her Inten
tion to march troops into Macedonia
unless the demonstration of the allies
procures complete financial and other
reforms in that province.
On the initiative of the Austrian min
ister of foreign affairs. Count Golu
chowski. the powers will inform the
Balkan states that they must not re
gard the demonstration as an occasion
BALKED DETECTIVE SUICIDES
Despondent Over Failure to Place Re
sponsibility for Death of Woman.
Wilmington. Del., Nov. 21. Walter
L. Hoover, aged 35 years, a detective
in the employ of the Baltimore and
Ohio railroad company, committed sui
cide yesterday because he was unable
to solve the mystery of the death of
Mrs. Margaretta Todd of New York
city, whose body was found along the
tracks of the Philadelphia and Heading
railroad in Philadelphia a few weeks
National Grange Adopts Reso
lution Condemning Eight
Atlantic City. N. J.. Nov. 24. Be
fore adjourning sine die last evening
the National ;rane. Patrons of Hus
bandry, adopted a re.soiiiiion declar
ing ' that we. as American citizens, be
lieve it is every man's privilege to
work as many hours at he wills, for the
pay that his energy, thrift, and activity
are entitled to." This is taken a a
direct aim at unions, and may mean
a contest between the farmers and or
OpMMr l.lfioor Tmlllr.
Another resolution adopted provides
"that when a Granger is found to be
dealing in liquor or conducting a sa
loon, he shall be dropped from the roll
without notice. Another resolution en
dorsed President Roosevelt and his
t.trenuous conduct of the office.
Denver, Colo., was selected ail the
place for the next meeting.
DETRAY WILL NOT PLAY
Chicago Half Back Unable to Enter
Game Against Michigan.
Chicago. Nov. 24. It was definitely
settled today that Leo DeTray, star
half back of the Chicago university
eleven, will not be able to play in the
Thanksgiving day game against Mich
igan universitr. One of his eves wax
injured two weeks ago and its sight
is practically gone.
mer feoria bchool Su
to Take Punishment.
FIVE FORGERY COUNTS
Never Flinched and Has Noth
ing to Say in Court To
Joliet at Once.
Peoria, Nov. 24. Newton C. Dough
erty pleaded guilty to five of the for
gery charges aguiust him and will bo
taken to the Joliet penitentiary either
tonight or tomorrow. He appeared be
fore Judge Worthingfon this morning,
pleaded guilty and was given a sen
tence of from one to 14 years on each
of the five counts, the same to be con
current. As lie left the court building, Dough
erty said to the Jailer: "Well, I gues
I'll have to do it."
In the court room there were 2i'
spectators who had heard the ex-educator
and financier would plead guilty.
Attorney Irwin addressed the court.
He said Dougherty had turned all his
property over to him. and that he (Ir
win) had been given the right of at
torney to settle the affairs of the pris
oner. He adtled Dougherty's property
would amount to more than the school
board defalcations. He admitted
Dougherty had been careless and that
he stood willing to take his punish
ment. I'ronouua-rn Srntrarr.
Judge Worthington replied as fol
lows: "I find It necessary to send him
to the penitentiary, as the law pro
vides. It will be a severe punishment.
In count No. 20 the sentence will bo
confinement in the penitentiary at Jo
liet, for an indeterminate term, not
less than one year or more than 14
years of solitary confinement. In
counts 21, 21. 213 ami 214, the same
sentence. That is all."
Did Not Flinch.
While the court was speaking Dough
erty looked straight ahead of him and
did not move a muscle. He said nofh:
ing when the sentence was pronounc
ed, and was taken back to Jail escort
ed by his attorneys.
AS AN OIL CASE WITNESS
Sensational Development in Suit to
Oust Standard Company from
St. Iouls, Mo., Nov. 21. A sensa
tional development yesterday was the
summoning of John D. Rockefeller as
a witness in the case in which Mis
souri is seeking to oust the Standard
Oil company from the state.
Another startling featnre of the caw
was the testimony of William. A. Mor
gan, former general manager of th
Sedalia district for the Standard OH
company. He told of being supplied
with the false gauges. He was ordered
to use them in measuring the oil in
barrels sold by Standard Oil competi
tors. The measurement would show
apparently that the barrels ' were
"short" four or five gallons.
THREE TRAINS IN A WRECK
Freights Collide and Mail Crashes Into
Harrisburg, Pa., Nov. 24. One train
was was killed and live others were
injured in a wreck on the Pennsylva
nia, railroad at Thompsontown today.
The wreck was caused by a reur-en!
collision between two freights. A mall
train ran into the wreckage, blocking
four tracks and delaying traffic severul
STATESENATOR PUTIN PRISON
J. Bartley of Shawneetown Accused
of Passing Worthless Check.
Springfield, III.. Nov. 24. Accused
of obtaining money under false preten
ses, Senator Jesse Bartley of Shawnee
town and member of the last legisla
ture, is a prisoner in the county Jail.
Neef and brother, saloonkeepers of
Springfield, allege Bartley passed a
worthless check to the amount of
f 12.50 on them.
Succeeds George Foster Peabody on
Democratic National Committee.
French Lick Springs, Ind., Nov. 24.
Thomas Taggart. chairman of the dem
ocratic national committee, today ap
pointed August Belmont of New York
treasurer of the committee to succeed
George Foster Peabody.