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VOL. IA NO. 70.
THE ARGUS, SATURDAY, JANUARY G, 190G.
PRICE flCWO CENTS.
ROGERS REFUSES ANSWER
TO MISSOURIAN'S QUESTION
Vice President of Stand
ard Oil Ccmpany a
ADVISED BY ATTORNEY
Contends Right to Ask Ques
tions Must be Decided
New York. Jan. C Mrs. Ida M
Butts, of Marietta. Ohio, was the first
witness before Commissioner Sanborn
toIay in the hearing to secure evi
dence by which Attorney Genarel Hart
ley, of Missouri, is seeking to exclude
the Standard Oil company of Indiana,
the Waters-Pierce Oil company, and
the Republic Oil company, from doing
biisinss in Missouri or operating under
a jiooling agreement, alleged to have
been made between the companies to
'The installation of a typewriting ma
chine and operator today by order of
Hadley indicated an effort on his part
to save the commissioner from the ne
cessity of writing down in king-hand
the words of the questioner and
witnesses which was Insisted upon yes
terday by counsel for the Standard Oil
KoKrr Hetanm to Aianrr.
Henry H. Rogers, vice president and
director of the Standard Oil company,
refused to answer the question as to
whether he is a stockholder of the
Standard Oil company of Indiana. Rog
ers had previously said he is a direc
tor of that company. Counsel for
Standard Oil interests advised Rogers
not to answer and said the right of
Attorney General Hadley to have a
list of stockholders of this company is
pending in the courts and wanted the
court to decide it.
"t beg to be excused." said Rogers.
Hadley then asked that the question
and fh resultant answer be certified
lo the supreme court.
Waata Mare l'trfr.
New York. Jan. C. "la Missouri a
notary or commissioner can send a
witness to jail for refusing to answer
question." said Attorney General Her
bert S. Hadley of Missouri last night,
after hearing evidence before Commis
sioner Frederick H. Sanborn- in the
stilts brought by the state of Missouri
against the Standard Oil company and
subsidiary concerns. "I wish the same
law obtained here. There would be
Tm Bar From Stair.
The hearing In the suits, which are
brought to bar the Standard Oil from
Missouri and to prevent pooling, had
dragged through the entite business
day at the office of Henry Wollman,
74 Broadway, and. thanks to the cam
paign of procrastination conducted by
the Standard Oil lawyers, only two
witnesses had been heard.
One of them. Edward T. Bedford, di
rector of the Standard Oi company of
Indiana, bad hedged and Haggled over
every important question and had de
veloped a remarkably short memory
and a genfns for refusing to answer
questions on advice of his counsel, in
spite of the fact that the commissioner
ruled that Bedford was not represent
ed by any counsel recognized by him.
Satmr- TbIbk Iarard.
The hearing brought out:
1. That, II. H. Rogers Is afflicted
with asthma and the presence in the
same room with him of cameras and
reporters makes him suffer keenly.
2. That Standard Oil has time to
burn and is partial to the taking of
testimony in long hand.
3. That, Standard Oil Is not above
raking up the private histories of wit
nesses opposed to it and circulating
typewritten pedigrees of them among
newspaper men at hearings before the
name has been brought out in cross
examination. 4. That while the Waters-Pierce Oil
company in the west was supposed to
be an independent company. Its offi
cers "and employes were in some in
stances transferred by the office at
26 Broadway (the Standard Oil) to the
Waters-Pierce offices In the west, with
Instructions to keep their mouths shut
in relation to their ever having been !
employed by Standard Oil.
5. That it is surprising what a lot
of money Standard Oil directors can
make while knowing nothing about the
workings of the company or its subsi
F1TZ AND WIFECANT AGREE
Fighter Pleads With Better Half for
' Ekmx Falls, S. D., Jan. 6. Robert
Fltzsimmons arrived here last night
and had a prolonged conference with
his wife. At midnight it was announced
that his efforts to effect a reconci'.a
tion were unsuccessful.
MORE OF SMOOT
Senate Committee Meets to Fur
ther Consider Utah
HOUSE TALKS IMMIGRATION
Champ Clark Amuses Members With
Characteristic Speech on Phil
Washington. Jan. fi. Senator Smoot's
case was discussed by the senate com
mittee on prvileges and elections to
day. Chairman Burrows called the
committee together for the purpose of
discussing the status of the case and
the question whether further testimony
should be taken or additional argu
A nit Itumlxmllon MatUtlrM.
Information regarding immigration
from Austro-Hungary, contained in re
ports of Marcus Braun, was asked for
from the secretary of commerce and
labor by the house on convening to
day. An illustrated speech on the to
bacco feature of the Philippine tariff
bill was begun by Hill, of Connecticut.
Champ C'lnrk Heard.
Washington, D. C, Jan. C. "Champ
Clark democracy" was expounded to
the delight and entertainment of the
house for three hours yesterday by Mr.
Clark, of Missouri, and constituted thej
leaiure oi me ueoate on tue fniup
pine tariff bill.
He talked of the Philippines, and fa
vored the pending bill; he discussed
the general tariff question, and in par
ticular the German tariff situation. He
reviewed William J. Bryan's record on
silver, and paid his respects in char
acteristic oratory to republican lead
ers. Slap at Shaw.
He ascribed future greatness to what
he called the great "stand pat" disci
ples, and declared that one of these.
Secretary Shaw, whose record as sec
retary of the treasury included, he
said, classifying frogs' legs as poultry
and ponies as "household articles" for
the collection of revenue, was a log-
cal republican presidential nossibility
unless the mantle should fall on -"the
gray and grizzled speaker, 'I'ncle Joe"
BANK RESERVE FOR
WEEK SHOWS LOSS
New York Clearing House Report In
dicates Declir.e Nearly to
New York. Jan. 6. The bank state
ment for Ave business days shows the
banks hold $571,000 over the legal re
serve requirements. This is a die1
crease of $3,721,575 from last week.
Loans increased $3,033,300; deposits
increased $6,091,500; reserve decreas
ed $2.19S,700: surplus decreased $3.
521,575; ex IT. S. deposits decreased
LAWSOH DECLARES SCHIFF'S SPEECH
IS DEFINITE SQUEAL OF STANDARD OIL
BARRED FROM INSURANCE FUNDS
NEED OF MONEY IS BECOM
Boston, Mass., Jan. fi. Thomas W.
Lawson last night sent to every mem
ber of congress and of the cabinet a
reply to Jacob Schiffs sensational pro
phecy of a panic unless a more elastic
currency is provided. Mr.' Lawson's
letter contained the following:
"Schiff's speech was inevitable. It
is the 'system's first definite squeal.
This is the situation:
"There is plenty of money for all
legitimate purposes, but our country,
having awakened to the 'system game,
will not send its balances to Wall
street. Just ihen my revelations com
pelled the 'system to bid up stocks
to protect its rotten structure. This
doubling of price values has Increased
Wall street's demands for money.
Hence, unheard of money rates.
Public Will Sot Dllr.
. "Now, the 'system has its own
stocks and with prices way up where
it wants them is ready to unload
on the public, but the public will not
bite. Therefore, the1 only possible
chance left for the 'system is to get
rates down in the hope that brokers
can Induce the gambling public to buy
them on margins.
"President Roosevelt, who is thor
oughly posted on the game, and watch
ing it as a terrier does a rat hole, will
allow no relief to the 'system.' The
MILLIONS TO JEWS
Committee That Had Charge of
Distribution of Funds in
FOUND TERRIBLE CONDITIONS
Christians Injured in Defending Also
Aided Repetition of Massacres
New York, Jan. 6. The national
committee for the relief of Jewish suf
ferers in Russia received yesterday
from the international committee In
Iondon a copy of the report of the
commissioners sent to Russia to dis
tribute the relief fund collected in the
1'nited States and in Europe.
The report reviews the commission
ers' work from Nov. 22 to Dec. 10. Up
to that date the emmissaries had grant
ed for distribution $2.292,C52 in the
cities of Odessa. Moscow, Krement-
schug. Elizabethgrad. Rost rov-on-st he-
Don, Romny. Kieff, Homei. Poltaha and
Ekaterinoslav. The Odessa district
suffered more severely than any oth
ers, 48 massacres having occurred
there. In Kieff district out breaks oc
curred in 40 towns and villages, ruin
ing about 115,000 families.
May fir Itrprntnl.
The commission believes a repeti
tion of the outrages on the Jews is not
unlikely. It was agreed with all local
committees that christians who had
come to harm In defending Jews should
be assisted on the same basis as co
religionists of the commissioners.
FOUND NOT GUILTY
Portsmouth, N.H., Midshipman, Ac
quitted of Charge of Haz
Annapolis, Jan. C. Officials announc
ed today Midshipman Stephen Deca
tur. Jr., of Portsmouth, N. H., had
been found not guilty on the charge
of hazing. He has been released from
arrest and restored to duty.
Washington. Jan. 0. The record of
the court martial in the case of Mid
shipman Coffin. Jr., charged with haz
ing, has been received at the navy de
partment. It is understood the sen
tence of the court is dismissal.
Annapolis. Jan. C. The trial of Mid
shipman P. D. Marzoni before the court
martial or a charge of hazing Chester
S. Roberts, of Joliet. 111., and Benja
min V. Tye, of Atlanta. Ga.. fourth
class men. was resumed today. It is
alleged Marzoni compelled them to
carry meals to his rooms and perform
various forms of physical exercises.
JAPANESE AT NOTRE DAME
History and Literature Course Estab
lished With Oriental ire Chair.
South Bend. Ind., Jan. C. A course
in Japanese history and literature was
established today at Notre Dame uni
versity. Francis Sugita, who accepts
the chair, is a graduate of the univer
sity. Notre Dame is one of . the first
American educational institutions to
add a Japanese course to the curricu
lum. deadlock Is now perfect ai.d the 'sys
tem suspended by its own pants seat,
must strangle, drop, or kick.
Stillman-City bank are not blue rib
bon public kickers, so they got their
first lieutenant. Jake SchifT. to yell so
that President Roosevelt would be fool
ed into thinking that it was the Roth
schild infallible combination, but. our
president is 21, has his upper and low
er teeth cut, and in this case has lock
ed his jaws and dropped the key over
board. Juasle Machinery 3IlxrI.
"Schiff fays the present prevailing
rates are a disgrace to a civilized peo
ple. He meant well, but he got his
juggle machinery mixed. What he
wanted to say was:
'"The advance in Reading (a prop
erty absolutely dependent upon the
price of coal to the people) from 30
to 155; doubling the price of other
stocks, which canonly be justified by
an increasing price of the people's ne
cessities, was not only a disgrace to
a civilized people but a damnable out
rage on a free people, and an immeas
urable Insult to an intelligent people.
"The situation could hardly be
more perfect. If the 'system's pants
seat Is made of durable stuff, the pub
lic will be regaled with an ever in
creasing Schiff squeal and an exhibi
tion of arm and leg play which in time
will strangle the 'system,' unloose the
hook, or tear the, pants seat. Any one
of those three results will bring the
people to their own."
Soma Advised 1 Shaw to
Help Wall ?treet,
r. Some Did Not.
Rockefeller and Harriman In
terests Were Ones Need
ing the Money.
New York. Jan. C The Tribune to
day says: As a sequel to Jacob II.
Schiff's panic speech at the chamber
of commerce Thursday, in which he
said he had tried in vain to induce Sec
retary Shaw to come to the aid of the
financial situation here, it developed
yesterday the secretary was advised in
opiosite directions by two powerful
sets of financiers here. 1
One group, headed by the National
City bank, of which James Stillman is
president, and which has close finan
cial relations with the Rockefellers,
Kuhn. Loeb & Co., and E. II. Harri
man, tried every means to have the
secretary deposit government funds
here. The other, including the First
National, of which George F. Baker is
president, and which has James J. Hill
in its directorate, the Chase National,
Liberty National, and Rock Island
roups of capitalists, came out squarely
for home rule.
Ilii-lv-rn l-:lev here.
The First National group had the
backing of bankers in other large cit
ies, who said commercial interests
were not suffering and the government
should not feel called upon to help out
a lot of Wall street speculators. Sec
retary Shaw took this course, and, in
view of easier rates yesterday, repre
sentatives of the First National party
said they thought they had been en
A SAD CHRISTMAS
Little Preparation in Russia for
Usual Celebration of Holi
day Tomorrow. -
NATION'S WOE THE DEEPER
Contest Between Government and
Revolutionists Continued with
St. Petersburg, Jan. C. The Rus
sians love nothing so much as their
holidays, but depressed in spirits and
purse in these revolutionary days, the
celebration of Russian Christmas to
morrow will be a sad one.
The streets of the capital have put
on a pitiful semblance of holiday at
tire, but none of the heavy buying
characteristic of the prodigal Russians
in former days is in evidence, while in
the industrial sections the workmen,
exhausted by a long series of strikes,
are without money for Christmas trees.
The green trees and i gewgaws were
brought into the" city by the country
people, but the trees remain unbought
in the streets.
'lont for Ilolltluyn.
St. Petersburg, Jan. C. All factories,
mills and other industrial enterprises
are closed today for the holidays. Em
ployers, at a general meeting, decided
not to open their establishment, in
view of threats of disorder, until after
Jan. 22, the anniversary of "Red Sun
day." On account of the serious con
ditions of affairs on the S'berian rail
road, many stations of which are in a
condition of anarchy, 17 districts
through which the line passes from the
Ural mountains to Lake-Baikal, a dis
tance of 1,800 miles, have been placed
under martial law. " -
In Handa of Krvolut lonlxtN.
The steamer Nicholas,' which arriv
ed at Odessa today, reports Novoros
siysk, Caucasia, completely in the
hands of revolutionists. The governor
and other Russian authorities have
fled. Train service on all lines running
out of Moscow has been reestablished.
Report to Hniprror.
, St. Petersburg, Jan., 6. The Associa
ted Press has been 'permitted to in
spet a report prepared for the em
peror regarding the situation in the
The report declares that though
op3n revolt has been .crushed in many
parts of the province and though lo
cal authorities who were deposed by
revolutionists are resuming the reins
of government under protection of
troops,, the situation Is still very seri
In the districts of Dorpat and Per-
NEW TALK IS THIS
Peoria Paper Hears That McKin
ley Backs Rock Island Mon
INTERURBAN NOW SURVEYED
Syndicate Plans Construction of 175
Miles of Road in This Part of
Approximately 175 miles of line will
be built in this Immediate section of
Illinois by the McKinley people dur
ing the present year, says the Peoria
Herald-Transcript. The first line to
be constructed will be the Peoria
Bloomington division to be followed
by Decatur, Champaign, Peoria and
The lines between Decatur and
Bloomington is now finished with the
exception of four miles and within less
than three weeks a large gang of men
will be put to work on the Peoria and
Bloomington line. A short time later
the 4C miles of line between Cham
paign and Decatur will be begun and
near the close of the year the crews
will be shifted to the Galesburg line.
John E. Berry, McKinley's Peoria
representative gave out I he following
Kt:itpmint reirardins: the new lines: "It
has been a settled matter for several
months that the Peoria and Blooming
ton lines together with the Decatur
Champaign line would be built during
190(1. Mr McKinlev- has now fully de-
i-Mtt to construct the Galesburg lines
this year also will begin work on that
line as soon as the first two lines are
completed, which means long before
the end of this year.
"The Galesburg line will certainly be
eventually extended to Rock Island
along a line which will miss Monmouth
and pass through Aledo. It , was orig
inally intended to run the line direct
from Peoria to Rock Island but this
plan has been abandoned to allow the
ine to touch at Galesburg. The exact
date of beginning work on the Rock
sland end of the line has not been set
but it will be shortly after the comple-
ion of the Galesburg division.
Through tJontl Territory.
The Galesburg line will leave Peoria
via Knoxville road, will follow the Rock
Island to Princeville and thence along
the line of the Santa Fe, entering
Galesburg in the northeast section of
the city, either by a new line or a spur
from the North Seminary street exten
sion. McKinley was originally in control
of the Galesburg Monmouth right of
way. but that passed from his hands a
year ago, and the line is now being
completed and in operation under in
dependent control. It is understood,
however, the Herald-Transcript says,
that Mr. McKinley holds what is equiv
alent to an option of that property and
will absorb the 17 miles of line at an
KENTUCKY FAMILIES FIGHT
Two Men Instantly Killed and Woman
Wounded in Feud Battle.
Mount Vernon, Ky.. Jan. C. Last
night in a general fight here between
the Nortons and Arnolds, near Sand
Springs, near here, Jim Arnold and
his son were killed instantly and Mrs.
Arnold shot through both arms. The
parties were related by marriage. The
trouble grew out of a law suit.
WIFE HELD ANOTHER'S HANDS WHILE
HUSBAND WAS IN DEATH AGONIES
nau, northwestern Livonia, troops are
unable to move except in heavy force.
A body of cavalry which made a forc
ed light march from Walk, were sur
prised by an insurgent band at Lueu.
but the peasants resisted until their
ranks had been torn and shattered,
when they surrendered their arms and
their leaders. There is strong concen
tration of insurgents in the villages of
Melzed and Iemol, and further to the
westward, which must be attacked and
A band of insurgents attacked Gen.
Orloff and his escort of a squadron of
cavalry, near Marienburg, but the at
tack , was repulsed and leaders cap
tured. The latter were immediately
tried by drumhead court martial, and
shot. Advices received by government
report of the capture of an inportant
arsenal of the revolutionists at Teme
ruik. southern Russia, in which were
found not only rifles, bombs and ex
plosives, but also a small field piece.
Another arsenal near Nakhitechevan
caught fire and an err osion followed,
resulting In the killing of 12 persons
and the wounding of nine others.
Monrom Victim 4.0O0.
Washington, D. C, Jan. 6. Advices
have been received here from an offi
cial source bringing the news from
Moscow that 1,000 people have been
killed there and 3,000 wounded. The
news from elsewhere in Russia, how
ever, is more hopeful, the dispatches
saying that the railways are gradually
resuming operations. The mails, how
ever, are still badly mixed up.
THAWING DYNAMITE THE
CAUSE OF SEVEN DEATHS
OPENED A SWITCH
Boston & Maine Express Train
Deliberately Wrecked at
SIGNAL TWISTED TO DECEIVE
Engine and Two Cars Derailed and
Seven Were Injured, One
Hoosack Falls, N. Y.. Jan. C Five
passengers and two trainmen were in
jured one of the latter fatally, when
the Montreal express on the Boston &
Maine railroad was wrecked at alla
moosac early today.
Boston. Jan. C. Information rccelv
ed here by President Tut tie, of the
Boston & Maine, indicated, he said,
the wreck at Walla moosac was the re
sult of a deliberate act. A switch had
been opened and wedged in that posi
tion, while the signal had been twist
ed "so as to indicate a clear track. The
express took the open switch and the
engine and two cars were derailed and
NAKED WOMAN TRIES
TO BURN A BUILDING
Mystery About Strange Case of Arson
at New York City Un
explained. New York. Jan. 6. A naked and in
sane woman, directed by a man warm
ly clad and wearing an overcoat, was
detected applying a torch to the nail
way of a five-story tenement house, in
Eldridge street, at daybreak today.
The strange pair fled when discovered,
but the woman was captured. She
said her name is Helen Brauer and
that she is housekeeper of the huild
ng she was trying to set fire to, but
no one knew her there.
KANSAS CITY FIRE
LOSS HALF MILLION
National Bank of Commerce and Oth
er Large Concerns Hit
Kansas City. Jan. 6. A revised est!
mate of the loss in last night's fire
places the total damage at slightly
over half a million, and the insurance
as two-thirds of that amount. The
losses are distributed as follows: Na
tional Bank of Commerce,, $100,000;
Woods buildin. 918-922 Walnut street.
$150,000; Columbus Buggy company,
$100,000; occupants of offices of the
Bank of Commerce building and ad
joining property, $25,000, The rooms
of (he National Bank of Commerce
were partially damaged and rendered
STATE SEEMS TO HAVE CLEAR
CASE OF MURDER AGAINST
Des Moines." Jan. C. S. L. Muckle, a
druggist, testifying in the case of Mrs.
Josiah Pratt, at Rockwell City, accus
ed of murdering her husband last
June, said the defendant purchased aD
ounce of arsenic from him prior to her
In l.ovr With I'nrm llnntl.
The state alleges as a motive for the
alleged crime that Mrs. Pratt 'was in
love with a farm hand, Will Pershing,
and that the two conspired to murder
the woman's husband. Witnesses said
during the dying man's convulsions the
defendant and the alleged lover laugh
ed in the death chamber, and held
each other's bands.
SNOW TIES UP TRAFFIC
Rock Island Road Facing Worst Situ
ation of History in Southwest.
El Paso, Texas, Jan. C. Owing to a
snow blockade on the Rock Island road
near Santa Rosa, N. M., traffic ha3
been completely tied up on that line
for a week and beginning today trains
were run over the Santa Fe tracks and
will go to Kansas City that way. This
is the worst situation the Rock Island
lias faced since building Into El Paso
Terrible Accident at Gary,
a Town Near
PREPARED FOR BLAST
Stone Crushers, House and Oth
er Property Destroyed
Dozen Men Maimed.
Chicago, Jan. C. Four men were kill
ed, three others fatally Injured and 12
maimed by an explosion today at the
plant of Dolese & Shepard, at Gary, III.,
15 miles from this city. According to
advices received, two of the employes
were warming dynamite preparatory to
be used in a blast, when it exploded,
together wiih an additional quantity
lying close at hand.
Mucli lroprrt- I n inn grrd.
Two stone crushers, barn tools and
a house were destroyed by the concus
sion. It is estimated the loss is $25.-
The firm employs about 175 men.
most all of whom are Italians and Hun
garians. MRS. FLINT KNOCKED OUT
BY AWAKENED SUBJECT
Persons at a Kenosha Entertainment
Given Surprise Declared First
Case of Kind on Record.
Kenosha. Wis., Jan. 6. During a
hypnotist performance here last night
by Mr. and Mrs. Herbert L. Flint on
of the subjects of the "spell" on being
awakened jumped into the air, striking
Mrs. Flint in the face and rendering
her unconscious. Physicians were
summoned and she soon was revived.
The audience, not understanding this
part of the performance, rushed to the
stage. The hypnotist declared this the
first case on record where a subject
had made an attack. The subject says
he had no knowledge of the attack at
AUTHOR IN SANITARIUM
RESULT OF OVERWORK
Stewart Edward White Taking Rest
Following Attack of Nervous
San Francisco, Cal., Jan. C. Stewart
Edward White, author of "The Blazed
Trail," and "The White Silence." has
taken refuge in a sanitarium to recup
erate from the effects of mental over
work. White has been working for
several months on a new romance of
the south seas, on which he has col
laborated with Sam Hopkins Adams of
McClure's magazine. Mr. White has
found much difficulty in completing tbe
book to his satisfaction, and this, with
the magazine work that he had con
tracted to deliver, led him to overwork
himself at his winter home in Santa
MORALES GLAD TO
GET AWAY ALIVE
Offers to Resign Presidency if Allowed
to Leave San Do
mingo. Washington, Jan. C. The state de
partment has received news from San
Domingo that ex-President Morales ha
offered to resign if he will be allowed
to leave the country in safety. This
proposition, it is understood, will be
acceptable to the de facto government.
Where Morales will go is not known.
REWARDS FOR NAVAL HEROES
Eleven Men cf the Crew of the Gun
boat Bennington Awarded Medals.
Washington, I). C, Jan. . Recogni
tion of the extraordinary heroism din
played by the officers and crew of the
United States ship Bennington, when
its boilers exploded on July 31 last, I
contained in a general order issued at
the navy department by Secretary Bon
aparte. Each of the 11 members of the
crew has been awarded a medal of
honor and a hundred dollars gratuity.
They are John J. Clausey, chief gun
ner's mate; George F. Brock, carpen
ter's mate, second class; Edward
Boers, seaman; Willie Cronan, boat
swain's mate, third class; Raymond E.
Davis, quartermaster, third class; Em-
51 Frederlcksen, water tender; Rade
Gribitch, seaman; William S. Shack-
lette, hospital steward; Oscar E. Nel
son, machinist's mate, first class; Otto
D. Schmidt, seaman; Frank E. Hill,
ship's cook, first class.