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VOL. LV. NO. 7o.
THE ARGUS, FKIDAY, JANUARY 12, 190G.
PRICE ,TWO CENTS.
ROOSEVELT curb for frange
KILL 350 AT
Cossacks Take Terrible
Revenge for Throw
Chicago Political Reform Confer'
ence Recommends Remedy
for Municipal Evil.
Attempt to Assume Protectorate
Over Morocco Led to Com
Suicide of Cleveland Broker Lends
to Revelations of Sensa
House Agrees to Close
Philippine Tariff Dis
AFTER A CONTROVERSY
''Unhcly" Congestion of Money
in Wall Street Scored
Washington, Jan. 12. The house to
day refused its unanimous consent to
close the general debate on the Philip
pine tariff bill at noon Monday, and af
ter the objection, Payne gave notice he
should demand a vote on the question
and the closing of debate as soon as
the house meets Monday. Broussard,
(La.) opposing the bill was the first
At the conclusion of Broussard's re
marks the house agreed to the close
of general debate on the bill Monday
afternoon and that the sessions tomor
row and Monday begin at 11 o'clock.
( horr to Make (.ool.
Washington. D. C. Jan. 12. The
senate committee on interoceanic can
als has placed in the hands of Ser-geant-at-Arms
Ransdell. a subpoena
for Poultney Bigelow. author and trav
eler, whose attack on the government
of the canal zone and management of
the canal affairs was denounced by
President Roosevelt. The committee's
purpose is to let Bigelow substantiate
his story, if possible, and. if this is
not done, to remove the stigma placed
upon the names of several officials of
the isthmian canal commission.
Stmrm Wall Mrrrt.
Washington, D. C, Jan. 12. Before
going into executive session yesterday
the senate listened to a speech by Mr.
Ileyburn of Idaho in support of his bill
creating a national board for the con
trol of corporations, in which he de
nounce! Wall street, because of its al
leged interference with the affairs of
the country- .
"It is known as Wall street," he said,
-but in reality it is only a gambling
club, with headquarters on the Hudson
river, from which it assumes to dictate
the general policy of the country.
threatening that unless this thing or
that is done it will wreck the country.
"Fortunately." he added, "the time
has passed when it can do that, al
though it once possessed that power."
There is an "unnatural and unholy con
gestion" of the money of the country
In Wall street, and he asserted that
"hundreds of millions have been ac
cumulated there by a combination of
gamblers who use their power to bring
about a stress in the money market.'
lie would have this tendency checked
so far as it could be done, and he be
lieved that his bill would aid in accom
plishing that result.
OutliueM n Democratic T-ariff.
Mr. Williams, the minority.leader in
the Philippine tariff debute in the
house, said, discussing our presence in
"Curse the hypocrisy of the fellow
who tells me that God put us in the
Philippines. Nobody but a hypocrite
would say it ; and nobody but a fool
would believe it. American greed.
American cupidity for prestige and con
quest, and to become a world power
went there," he added. Mr. Williams
asserted that it did not need a prophet
to see that the republican party was
not going to revise the tariff.
Lake Carriers' Association Decide to
Hire No Mates Who Are Or
ganized. Detroit, Jan. 12; The Lake Carriers'
association, at the convention todas".
adopted a resolution instructing all
masters of boats enrolled in the asso
ciation not to employ any mate next
season who Is a member of or affilia
ted with any labor organizations.
GRAFT CASE FAILS
John W. Hill, Former Chief of Filtra
tion Bureau, Acquitted on
Court's Instructions. -
Philadelphia, Jan. 12. Judge. Auden
reid today Instructed the jury in the
case of John W. Hill, former chief of
the filtration bureau, who was charged
with forgery and falsification of rec
ords, to bring in a verdict of acquittal.
The trial has been In progress nitre
ADOPTION OF MERIT SYSTEM
Home Rule for Cities and Separation
of National and Other Elec
tions. Chicago, 111.. Jan. 12. Delegates to
the reform conference held under the
auspices or the Municipal voters
league of this city, for the purpose of
discussing the extent to which the
municipal elections should be separa
ted from national politics and the best
means of accomplishing the result, fin
ished their deliberations today.
Resolutions were adopted declaring
in favor of the following ideas as best
for all existing difficulties:
Need of reducing as far as possible
the number of elective municipal offi
cers. The adoption of the merit system in
making city appointments.
Abolishment of the party column on
Granting to cities of the largest pos
sible amount of home rule.
Entire separation of municipal and
national elections and municipal nom
SIR THOMAS LIPTON TO
TRY FOR CUP ONCE MORE
Letter to New York Friend Asserts In
tention of Englishman to Bring
New York. Jan. 12. Sir Thomas Lip-
ton is making plans for another cam
paign against the New York Yacht
club next year, and the object will be
the America cup. for which the Irish
baronet already has tried three times.
A letter received in this city from Sir
Thomas says he still has hopes for cap
turing the famous trophj', and is con
sidering plans for the' building of a
new challenger, which he hopes to
have here some time in 1907. Just
what plans be is making now he will
not divulge, but he is pleased to think
that the next" time "he comes he can
bring a good, wholesome type of boat,
and will be met by one built under cer
lain restricti6ns""tfTaTwnrbar excessive
overhangs and other freakish features
It is said on good authority that Sir
Thomas may bring over a schooner and
that the new boat will be built up to
the limit of that type of yacht allowed
under the terms of the deed of gift.
which is 115 feet on the water line.
CONFINED TO LEFT LUNG
Pneumonia Checked, Bulletin Concern
ing Marshall Field States.
New York. Jan. 12. Dr. James today
gave out a bulletin stating Marshal!
Field's condition remains about the
same. He passed a fairly comfortable
night. The attack of pneumonia from
which Field is suffering has been con
fined to the left lung.
Pat Crowe Is Indicted Again.
Council Bluffs, Iowa. Jan. 12. Pat
Crowe was indicted here yesterday by
the Pottawattamie county grand jury
for alleged complicity in a street car
holdup of July 2, 1905, when about $00
was secured from two conductors and
a motorman. Arthur Levi, a younger
man, is indicted on the same charge
Husband's Life Valued at $1.
Litchfield, 111., Jan. 12. In the $10,
000 damage suit of Mrs. Sarah Seniple
against the Chicago, Burlington &
Quincy railroad for the death of her
husband a verdict of $1 was given her.
INDIANA REPUBLICANS IN A FIGHT
PRESIDENTIAL ASPIRATIONS OF FAIRBANKS BID FAIR TO WRECK
PARTY'S PROSPECTS IN STATE BREAK WITH CONGRESS
MAN OVERSTREET A T INOPPORTUNE TIME.
Washington. D. C. Jan. 12. The an-
nounced break between Senator Bever
Idgc and Representative Overstreet
over the appointment of a surveyor of
the port of Indianapolis, coming just
on the eve of the reorganization of the
Indiana state republican committee,
has excited great interest in Washing
ton on account of the bearing it may
have on national political affairs.
Heretofore Overstreet and Harry S.
Xew, the Indiana member of the na
tional committee, have cooperated
with Beveridge. Both have opposed
Vice President Fairbanks' machine.
They have been quietly working for
Shaw for president, and to snatch the
organization from the Fairbanks-Hem-enway-Hanly
chances of securing control of the or
ganization looked bright until the row
with Overstreet and Xew over the stir
Primary elections are being held in
every precinct of the state today to
elect delegates to district conventions,
which will be called in each congres
Urged as Successor to
Dr. Harper at Chica-
WAS LATTER'S DESIRE
Necessary to Change School's
Constitution Which Bars
All but Baptists.
Chicago, Jan. 12. Talk of electing
President Roosevelt as successor to
the late President Harper at the head
of Chicago university has become
strong in university circles. It is de
clared to have been one of the hopes
of Harper during the last months of
his life that a way could be cleared to
have Roosevelt take the head of the
university at the conclusion of his
presidential term. .
Or WroBK Kiiltli.
To bring this about it will be neces
nary to alter the constitution of the
university, which declares only Bap
tists may be president. Roosevelt
worships in the Dutch Reform church
CAPSIZES; 6 LOST
Accident Off Norfolk, Va. Life Savers
Go to Rescue An
other. Norfolk, Va., Jan. 12 A schooner
has capsized in the lower bay. The en
tire crew of six is missing.
Xew York. Jan. 12. An unknown
steamer is reported ashore near the
south brigantine life saving station,
X. J. The saving crew has gone to its
The steamship is the Clyde liner.
Cherokee, from San Domingo for New
York. The vessel is undamaged and
will probably float at high tide.
ON RECORD MARCH
Men Haggard and Horses Walking
Skeletons One Private Dies
Houston. Tex.. Jan. 12. The t!th
field battery. United States artillery,
commanded by Capt. G. V. Gatchell,
entered Fort Sam Houston today amid
cheers of the local garrison. The bat
tery broke the world's record for a
long distance practice march of artil
lery having covered the estimated 1,100
miles from Fort Riley to Fort Sam
Houston in 55 days. The battery was
compelled to make several detours in
order to evade bad roads and unusually
The artillerymen are a sorry appear
ing set. ineir ciotning is in tatters
and so covered with mud and dirt, the
color of the cloth could not be dis
tinguished. The men are haggard and
lean. Many of them are scarcely able
to travel. The horses resembled mov
Private Arthur Hall died at Austin
i;om exposure and hardships encoun
tered on the march.
sional district on Jan.' 1 to choose a
chairman. Those chairmen from the lo
congressional districts will make up
the state committee aud will select a
slate chairman to manage the political
affairs for two years to come.
'I'rjlnjt to Une 'lUn Ip.
Vice President Fairbanks wants
Goodrich, the present chairman, re
elected to promote his presidential
boom. He has made one trip to Indi
ana to line up his followers and has
made a combination with Gov. Hanly
and Senator Hemenway against Bever
idge. The latter's candidate is G. A.
Shideler of Marion. Senator Beveridge
says Shideler will win.
TOPPING LEADS REPUBLIC
Elected President of Iron and Steel
Company at Meeting.
Xew York, Jan. 12. John A. Top
ping was elected president of the Re
public Iron and Steel company yester
day. E. W. Oglebay was elected a
member of the executive committee.
Germany stumbling block
Teuton's Interests Greater Than Those
of Rival 'on the
The empire cf Morocco, au absolute
despotism, has been in a stele of tur
moil for many years past, owing to the
natural course of events in a country
unrestricted by any laws, civil or reli
gious, and also on account of the steady
warfare which the sultan, Mulai abd
el-Aziz, has had to wage against the
pretenders to the throne.
This caused a feeling of uneasiness
among the Arab tribes in Algeria, the
adjoining French territory, and led to
efforts on the part of France to assume
a guardianship over Morocco.
Germany was not willing to unre
scrvedly agree to this, being second
only to Great Britain in the extent of
her interests in Morocco. In 1902 the
imports of the three powers into Mo
rocco were: Great Britain. $0,210,000;
Germany. $1,S50,000, and France, $CS0,
000. The exports of Morocco to the
three powers in 102 were to Great
Britain, $2,999,000, to Germany $535,
000, and to France $7S5,000.
France, pursuing her Moroccan poll
cy, sent a special mission to Fez last
year. Germany and Great Britain did
the same. Ths German emperor went
still further. He visited Tangier
March 31, 1905, on the imperial yacht
Hohenzollern, but remained ashore
barely two hours. During that time,
ho made a speech of which several ver
sions were published. The substance
of his majesty's remarks, however.
was that, he assured the German resi
dents that the sovereignty and inte
grity of Morocco would be maintained
The same day the then French Minis
ter of Foreign Affairs, M. Deleasse,
made a significant speech in the sen
ate at Paris, during which, after iefer-
ring to the sultan's weakness und the
anarchy resulting therefrom, "preju
dicial to everybody and especially to
France and Algeria," he declared that
"resistance in interested quarters
would not caiue France to modify her
ixjiicy in Morocco. i nis sentiment
called forth vigorous applause.
t 'rentel 'Kurort-.
These utterances aroused both Ger
many and France and caused excite
ment throughout Europe, resulting lat
er in a strained state of affairs and in
the proposition to hold an interna
tional conference oh Morocco.
France and Great Britain April S
1904. signed an agreement by which
the latter in substance gave France a
free hand in Morocco in return for a
free hand in Egypt and the settlement
of the Newfoundland fisheries disputes,
Great Britain also agreed to support
France in her Moroccan policy.
But, in the meanwhile, M. Delcasse
was compelled to resign June (5, 1905.
after directing the foreign affairs of
France since June 28. 1 SDS, and Pre
mier Rouvier took the foreign iort fo
lio. Subsequent developments showed
that the change in the foreign office
probably averted war between Ger
many and France as the former coun
try was pressing the latter very se
After considerable further fencing
between Germany and Fiance those
two powers on July S. 1905, agreed on
the basis of a program for the pro
posed international conference and
without entering into details of the
reforms proposed, it may be said that
the main and most dangerous point to
be discussed at the conference is the
question whether France is or is not
entitled to have a special and privileg
ed position in Morocco. This is the vi
tal issue and the minor questions, it
has been pointed out, can be adjusted
once, this point is definitely settled.
Germany, it is understood, will seek
to secure international control of the
police, the customs and other matters,
and an "open door"' as to commerce.
On Dec. 14 the French j-overnment
issued a yellow book setting forth its
side of the controversy and Jan. S the
German government published a white
book giving its version of the dispute.
EPITOME OF DOINGS IN
Washington, D. C, Jan. 12. Follow
ing is a brief resume taken from the
official records of yesterday's proceed
ings in both houses of congress:
SKSATE In the svnate Mr. Hoyburn
spoke in support of his bill creatinR a
national board for the control or cor
miralions. The mewsmre of the presi
dent transmitting: the letter of Secre
tary Taft to him on the subject of
Poultney Billow's article on the con
iition of affair in Panama, was receiv
ed and ordered printed, together with
the Bijfelow article. Mr. Bacon revived
his Moroccan resolution, and the doors
were closed for discussion. It was de
sided to leave the resolution on the cal
endar, which virtually ends the Inci
dent. At 4:20 p. m. the senate adjourn
ed until Monday.
HOISK Debate on the Philippine
tariff bill occupied the entire session
of the house. Messrs. Orosvcnor, Wil
liams. Adams and MoKintey upvakitiR.
The discussion probably will be ended
tomorrow, and the bill placed on its
passage next Monday. At 5 p. m. the
Fugitive San Domingo
President in Ameri
IS ABOUT TO RESIGN
Action Said to Put End to
in Island. '
Washington, Jan. 12. Secretary Taft
today received from George R. Colton,
receiver for Dominican customs, the
following, dated at San Domingo:
"Carlos F. Morales, with a broken
leg, accompanied by a representative
of the Monte Cristi revolutionists, took
refuge in the legation of the United
States last night. He is expected to
I'utM lOnil to Trouble.
San Domingo, Jan. 12. The fugitive
president. Morales, has sought refuge
in the American legation here. Xego
tiations are in progress with the ob
ject of inducing Morales to resign the
presidency and leave San Domingo. It
is claimed here the step taken by Mor
ales in seeking the protection of the
American flag virtually puts an end to
the disturbances in the republic.
CRISIS IS REACHED;
France and Venezuela Reach Stage
Where Representatives May Be
Washington, Jan. 12. All diplomatic
relations between Venezuela and
France are broken, it is said at the
state department, and although it is
stated no formal or official information
to this effect has been received, the
olflcials assume that, in accordance
with the usual procedure, this will in
volve the early departure from Vene
zuela of M. Taigny, the French repre
sentative there and from France of M
Maubourget. the Venezuelan agent at
Paris. Officials here are awaiting the
turn of events with keen interest.
SEVEN HAVE DIED
OF SPOTTED FEVER
Fatalities Among Naval Apprentices at
Newport Causes Extension of
Newport. R. I.. Jan. 12. Seven
deaths from spoted fever have occur
red among the 350 naval apprentices
who were brought to the training sta
tion here last November. Harry G.
Bottenburg, of Roanoke, Va., died last
night, and Frederick Friend is ill. Three
other boys are less seriously ill from
the same disease. The body of John
R. Rollfe was shipped to McCook, Neb.,
last night. Quarantine regulations.
which hitherto have affected only the
November draft of apprentices, were
extended today to all the 1,000 appren
tices, party on account of the spotted
fever and partly because of the preva
lence of scarlet fever in Newport.
ST. LOUIS TO CHICAGO BY TROLLEY
BUT THREE MILES OF LINE TO COMPLETE BEFORE CONNECTION
WILL BE MADE ROUTE THROUGH GRANITE CITY,
SPRINGFIELD A ND DECATUR.
St. Louis, Jan. 12. Before the end
of this month passengers may travel
from St. Louis to Chicago by trolley
car. according to a statement made by
General Manager R. D. Smith of the
Illinois Traction company. Only three
miles of the route remain to be equip
ped with poles and trolley wire, in or
der to complete the line. A freight
rain of the Terminal Railroad associa
tion is now running through Granite
City on the rails of the new trolley
line, delivering materials to complete
Stm l.ftulM Connectiou.
For the present St. Louis passengers
will be handled for the trolley line, to
and from Granite City, by the Term
inal intercity service. It Is said that in
a short time the trolley system will
have a ferry connection with St. Louis
and a station and freight yards near
From Granite City to Springfield, 111.,
the new line is nearly parallel to the
Chicago and Alton road. A schedule
DETECTIVES ON THE CASE
Failure of Firm of Denison, Prior &
Co., Expected to Involve Over
Cleveland, Ohio, Jan. 12. It H
learned from a trustworthy source the
forged bonds issued by Dennison, Prior
& Co. have practically all been traced,
and that they are largely held by f'ur
or five big financial institutions in thij
city, which will not be affected in the
slightest degree as a result of any loss
Cleveland, Ohio, Jan. 12. With the
announcement yesterday afternoon by
the bankers' committee examining the
accounts of the brokerage firm of Den
ison, Prior & Co., that forged bonds
had been discovered, the primary mo
tive for the suicide on Tuesday of
Leland W. Prior, president of the firm.
became known. It is the opinion of
one of those engaged, in the investiga
tion that the failure will amount to
from $1,000,000 to $1,500,000.
Prior is believed by bankers who
are probing his affairs to have sold
forged municipal bonds in various
parts of the country to the extent at
least of $100,000. In addition, he was
heavily involved with customers for
whom he was supposed to be carrying
New York Stock exchange accounts.
fonfrilrmtrM in IJoml Oral.
Who engraved these bonds and who
assisted Prior in disposing of them has
not been revealed, but the bankers
committee which has charge of all of
the affairs of the suspended firm has
put. detectives at work, and arrests
may be expected. That there must
have been several confederates em
ployed in the manufacture of bogus cer
tificates seems clear. The bonds were
sold in small lots, some in Cleveland
others in northern Ohio and others in
Michigan. Still others were distribut
ed, it is believed, through bond houses
in the east.
This much has been discovered. The
bonds were not sold in large quantities
to any one investor and individual
losses will not be heavy. In all cases.
it is stated, the loss will fall upon indi
viduals well able to suffer the loss.
ELECTIONS IN ENGLAND OPEN
Nominations Made in a Number of Bor
oughs Will Vote Several Days.
lxmdon, Jan. 12. The general elec
tions opened this morning and three
liberals were elected without contest.
Nominations were made today in ISO
boroughs. Elections in these bor
oughs will commence tomorrow and
last for several days. Ipswich is the
only borough polling today.
A TRIUMPH FOR GEN. OKU
Japanese Army Commander Given a
Warm Welcome at Tokio.
Tokro, Jau. 12. Gen. Oku, who com
manded the left army during the war
with Russia, made a triumphal entry
into the capital this morning. Greatest
enthusiasm was manifested by the peo
KILLS SELF AND MOTHER
Logger Who Att&mpts to Kil Wife and
Tacoma, Wash., Jan. 12. Nels Nel
son, a logger at Walkason, yesterday
killed his mother with a razor, cutting
her throat, attempted to kill his wife
and two children, and then, thinking
they were dead, killed himself with a
revolver. His mother was slain while
trying to protect the wife and children,
who may recover.
for the trolley line of three hours from
Granite City to Springfield is announc
ed, which is about the time made by
the fast trains- between these points,
and somewhat faster than the local
trains. The equipment for the new
line is strictly first class. The cars are
GO feet long, of standard gauge.
I'lnnn (rrat Sj.trin.
Congressman William B. McKinley
of Champaign, 111., who is president of
the Illinois Traction company, is cred
ited with promoting a plan whereby
traction companies connecting St.
Louis, Chicago and New York may be
brought into one system.
The route of the new road is from
Granite City to Springfield, to Bloom
ington, and thence on to Chicago. There
is now a trolley line In operation be
tween Springfield and Decatur. One
of the most important features of this
new line for St. Louis is that it taps
some of the best of the Illinois coal
fields. I is said that much of the busi
ness of the road, "especially at night,
will be hauling coal.
PATROL WAS TARGET
Fearful Slaughter Results From
Tiflis, Jan. 12. Nearly ZZ0 peron
were killed or injured a the ouieomo
of an attack made by CossackB yes
terday on the Armenian seminary here.
following the throwing of two bonibB
from the institution at a passing patrol.
Four Cossacks were wounded and a
boy killed by the explosion of the
bombs. Artillery was immediately call
ed up and the seminary surrounded au 1
Try to Caplnrr Tratla.
Riga, Livonia, Jan. 12. Newtt ha
just reached this city of a daring at
tempt of the revolutionist to capture
a military train conveying a large puni
of money from St. Petersburg to Libau.
band of revolutionists having ad
vance information gathered at Hazen-
pot. burned two iridgj. and tore up
the track. Two companies of Infantry
which were escorting the train left the
cars and were joined by a detachment
of dragoons. This force marched
against the revolutionist, who, from
being improvised defenses opened fire
on the soldiers. The infantry after
firing two volleys, which killed 35 and
wounded nearly loo of the revolution
ists, charged with the bayonet, and the
dragoons completed the rout, by sab
ring all the revolutionists they over
took. PANIC IN MINE A
MILE IN DEPTH
Seven Hundred Men Rushed to Sur
face When Fire Breaks Out
Calumet. Mich., Jan. 12. Fire in the
Tamarack mine is still raging thiH
morning. The lhr missing men have
not been discovered and ft is believed
they are lost.
Calumet, Mich., Jan. 12. Seven
hundred men at work one mile beneath
the surface of the earth in the Tamar
ack mine were thrown into panic yes
terday by an alarm of fire. The miners
rushed to all possible openings, uuuy
running through mile-long drifts con
necting with the .haft, and the great
enuines were run at a tremendous rate
of sueed. brlnning cage after cage fill
ed with men from the deep workings at.
a rate of nearly a mile a minute. Only
three men are missing. w line tho
shafts are open the fire may gain grnit
headway, but the mine officer are dv
termined not to oeal th opening until
all hope of Having the imprisoned men
NO FRIEND TO BID
Woman Swindler Leaves Cleveland to
Begin 10-Year Term in Pen
itentiary. Cleveland, Ohio, Jau. J 2. Mrs. Cas-
sie L. Chadwick. escorted by United
States Marshal Chandler and a deputy.
left Cleveland this morning for th
stale penitentiary at Columbus to be
gin her sentence of lo years' Impris
onment. There were no friends at th;
station to bid her farewell.
Columbus, Ohio. Jan. 12. Mrs. Chad
wick nrrived at the penitentiary nt 11
today. No eeial preparations were
made In the woman's department for
her reception. She will be compelled
to sleep on a cot in the corridor uk
the woman's department Is filled and
every bed occupied.
Prison officials are skeptical ua to
the illness of Mrs. Chadwick. She
will be treated as any other prisoner,
and after an examination. If it is found
she is able, will be put to washing or
other heavy work. If not, she will be
placed In the sewing department.
Puddling Rate Advanced.
Youngstown. Ohio. Jan. 12. At the
bi-monthly wage conference betwot-n
representatives of the Republic Iron
and Steel company and the Amalga
mated Association of Iron. Siet-i and
Tin workers, the rate for puddling wa
advanced to $3.75, an increase of 2Z
cents a ton. The Dnisncrs receive an
advance of 2 per cent.