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VOL. I,V. NO. 90.
THE ARGUS, TUESDAY, JANUARY 30, . lime.
PRICE TWO CENTS,
VMS PARTY RATE ISSUE
MUST BE SETTLED AT ONCE
Opens Debate on Hep
NEW JERSEY TOO,
UNITED STATES LIVING UP
THE OIL TRUST Rai,road Man Says War Has Given Temporary Impetus, but
ITS FREDERICK VIII IS KING;
J. J. hill psnm fliwn a mammi
I IEUUL.nilWJL.bJ IBM uL.ivivir.iiii
Congress Will Not Now Authorize
14 Foot Channel Chicago
to the Gulf.
POPLE HAVE SPOKEN
PROMISES FOR NEXT TERM
Arraigns Opponents for Efforts
to Discredit the Admin
Illinois Members Consent to Postpone
ment and Plan Missionary Work
. Washington, Jan. 30. According to
the special order the house today took
up the Hepburn railroad bill. In mak
ing a request that speeches he confined
to the subject matter of the bill, Hep
burn stated requests for time on the
bill hail been so numerous it Keviued
proper to confine the debate to the
bill. Williams, the minority leader, ob
jected to this restriction, whereupon
a discussion followed as to whether
this request could be enforced by vote
Would Take Prerogative.
"We are a body now that can't do
anything but talk and if this precedent
Is made we will even have that privi
lege cut off."
"Not wishing to abridge any gentle
man's prerogatives, I will not press the
matter," responded Hepburn good na
turedly. He observed further that
while no time had been set to close the
debate. It had been his idea that a vote
might be taken on the bill one week
la taking up the bill in committee of
the whole, Vreeland (X. Y.) was se
lected to preside over the debate,
Townsend (Mich.) at once began the
opening speech on the bill.
Mr. Townsend addressed the house
for more than an hour, touching on and
the rate making problem, and describ
ing ra detail the terms of the-epbnrn
He arraigned the means employed by
the opposition to rate legislation. "To
me it has seemed." he said, "that a
systematic effort has been made to dis
credit the administration in various
matters in order to direct attention
from this great question, and I have
no doubt delay will be caused where
ever possible in the vain hope that
something yet will happen to prevent
final action. As one of the younger
and most humble republicans in the
house, let me admonish my party as
sociates in both houses that this ques
tion will not down or will it much
longer brook delay.
People Have Spoken.
"The people have spoken and every
day to us their demand is more impera
tive. The day of grace may be passed
and the unpardonable sin of trifling
with duty may not be condemned even
with deathbed repentance.
"Temporizing will bring nothing but
di aster. Already we hear rumblings
o. discontent and socialism smiles with
f atisfaction. with every delay.
'at a. Depart a re.
"Regulation of a public servant is
net a departure from the principle of
popular government, but disregard of
Washington. D. C, Jan. 30. Con
gress will not authorize the construe
tion of a 14-foot waterway between the
great lakes and St. Louis during the
present session, but may do so at the
next." Representative Burton of Ohio,
chairman of the river9 and harbors
committee, had indicated to the Illinois
members that when the river and har
bor bill is considered he will be favor
ably inclined toward the great lakes'
St. Louis canal project.
Illinois Member Consent.
Illinois members are satisfied to let
the cana project go over until the next
session. Meantime. Representatives
Lqrimer, Graff, and others will be do
ing missionary work among their col
leagues. Already they have promises
of support from the states bordering
the Mississippi and drained by the
Missouri. As the southern states will
be benefited they are joining in the
movement, anticipating that the canal
will be extended exentually all the way
from St." Louis to the gulf.
Trenton, X. J., Jan. 20. A joint res
olution was introduced in the state
senate today directing the- attorney
general to initiate legal proceedings
against the Standard Oil company of
Xew Jersey and its subsidiary corpora
tions In the state for the purpose of an
nulling the company's'charter upon the
grounds of violation of the common
law relating to monopolies, the Elkins
law and laws relative to the interstate
MAN IS MISSING
John R. Laing Drew $25,000 Belonging
to' Firm Before Going.
Balance of Trade Is Against Us and fhe Fu
ture is Not Promising.
Xew York. Jan. 30. "This country I "During the last few years things
today is like a boy who has inherited I have been sostirred up on account of the
a big fortune and is living on it with
out earning anything himself," said
James J. Hill, who returned from the
west yesterday. "It is all very well to
talk about our great prosperity, but
we are spending what has been earned
nut what we are earning now. We are
using up our capital and have become
an extravagant nation.
In Xot Overproduction.
Hill would not admit the country
was tending toward overproduction, as
he said if he did the people would call
him a croaker.
"Consular and other reports show,"
he said, "that Japan is sending us more
than we are sending to Japan, and it
behooves us to be watchful for our po
sition among commercial nations.
Boer and Russo-Japanese wars, that
with the existing close relations among
nations, it has been difficult to get a
true perspective in commercial and in
dustrial matters. But now we can look
around and appreciate our true posi
"Look at Great Britain, with a mil
lion men out of work. Great Britain is
a country with the balance of trade
against it. and we should take warnin
There are not many new continents or
lands to open up."
'I'nlkM of ItnilroailM.
Hill denied the Burlington had ac
quired the Chicago Terminal & Trans
fer railroad, and said he knew nothing
about Harriman's reported purchase of
the Pacific Coast company.
WORK OF A BOMB
Chief of Staff of Commander o
Caucasus Killed by As
sassin at Tiflis.
RUSSIA ADVANCES INTEREST
Hopes to Draw Money Back to Gov
ernment Banks Jail Delivery
i. D. ROCKEFELLER MISSING?
Inquiry as to Present Abiding Place
Fails to Reveal It.
Cleveland, Ohio. Jan. 30. John D.
Rockefeller has not been seen here
since September. Inquirers are unable
to learn his whereabouts. George
Rudd, Mr. Rockefeller's brother-in-law.
received a letter from Mr. Rockefeller
Chicago. Jan. 30. The disappear
ance of John R. Lalng. president of the
firm of Palmer, Fuller & Co., lumber
dealers, after he had drawn $25,o00 of
the firm's money from the bank in
which it was deposited, became known
yesterday. A bill asking for the ap
pointment of a receiver for the lumber
firm was f.led subsequently In Judge
McRwpii's court. The bill declared
hat Laing disappeared on Jan. 7. im
mediately after cashing two checks at
he American Trust & Savings bank.
Members of his family confirmed the
story of. his disappearance, and said
no word had been heard from him since
his sudden departure.
Laing lived at 3S19 Vincennes ave
nue, and enjoyed an excellent reputa
tion. His books show no previous ir-
i regularities. His business associates
and members of his family are unable
to account for his action.
PRESIDENT CALLS 01! COMMERCE BODY
FOR REPORT ON ALLEGED RAIL COMBINE
Tiflis, Transcaucasia, Jan. 30. Gen.
Griaznoff. chief of staff to the viceroy
of the Caucasus, was killed by a bomb
today. The assassin has been arrested.
IlldM for Money.
St. Petersburg, Jan. 30. An impor
tant financial measure dictated by the
drain on the savings bank in conse
quence of the revolutionary agitation
and the impossibility of competing with
rates of private banks is announced.
It increases by imperial order the rate
of interest of the government savings
Succeeds Father, King
Father's Policy and Asks
recently. Mr.Rudd says he does not
elucidating Dractieallv every rjhase of LbeJieve Rockefeller is in Europe. Ap-
- 'I ll.. . T 1 J . A.
parently Mr. Rudd does not desire to
ay. where Mr. Rockefeller now is.
righteous law and Indifference to legal
restrictions imposed to protect people's
rights, is more than socialism, it is an
archy and were I a railroad agent in
stead of the peoples representative, I
would hail the proposed legislation as
salvation to my master from the fate
which an indignant people is sure to
isit upon corporations who believe
they are above and beyond the law and
seek to become a law unto themselves
Democrat In Support.
Washington. Jan.' 30. When Town
send concluded, Adams of Georgia fol
lowed In support of the bill. He gave
great credit to Roosevelt for his course
on rate control, and referred to him as
the ablest, most honest and fearless
republican president we ever had." He
said the principles of the bill were
embodied in the democratic platform.
but the democrats were glad to accept
such powerful aid as the republican
president has given them.
For -Mitchell' Funeral Kxpenaea.
Washington. Jan. 30. In the senate
today a resolution providing for the
payment of the funeral expenses of the
late Senator Mitchell, of Oregon,
amounting to $547, was reported from
the committee on contingent expenses,
HURRYING TO BIER
OF WIFE AND MOTHER
C. A. Canfield and Daughters Speeding
From Mexico Called by
AUSTRIAN BONDS IN TRUNK BOTTOM
CONCEALED PAPERS WORTH $150,000 BROUGHT OVER BY IMMI
, GRANT MYSTIFY CUSTOM HOUSE OFFICIALS AT NEW
YORK OWNERSHIP IN QUESTION.
- New York, Jan. 30. In the discovery
of Austro-Hungarian government bonds
and securities aggregating in value
$150,000 secreted in the false bottom of
the trunk of Isak Heitzler, a- second
cabin passenger who has arrived here
on the Red Star line steamship Fin
land from Antwerp, the custom officials
are confronted with one of the most
musterlous cases that have ever come
under their observation. '
After an inspector had made a cas
ual examination he noticed the interior
of the trunk was not the depth that Its
outward appearance Indicted. A few
blows from a hatchet did away with
the false bottom and the cheap cloth
lining was torn out, revealing a space
about three inches deep entirely filled
Den lea Ovraersalp of Riches.
When the bonds were uncovered
Heitzler declared that he had been ut
terly ignorant of the false bottom and
. "The trunk does not belong to me,"
he exclaimed. "It was loaned to me in
Wurtemberg, Germany, by Moses
Greenberg, who is also a passenger on
this ship. I met him In Wurtemberg
and- learned that he was coming to
America. As I bad no trunk I offered
to bring his with me as my baggage.
I was to return it to him when we
reached New York."
A thorough but vain search of the
ship from cabin to steerage was made
in an endeavor to locate Greenberg.
no such name appearing on the passen
Heitzler is being detained at the is
land. Of the 800 bonds concealed in the
trunkmany were "worn and torn about
the edges, as though they had been
stored away for years. The coupons
attached to many showed that they had
been clipped almost up to the present
ft is believed by some that the bonds
are the property of Heitzler, who has
come to this country with his worldly
goods, because of the attitude in Eu
rope toward the Jews, although he de
clares that the sole object of his visit
is to see his sister, Mrs. Anna,Loth
rinter, of Brooklyn.
Iowa Y. M. C. A. Meets.
Marshalltown. Iowa. Jan. 30. The
Young Men's Christian association of
Iowa is in session here, practically all
the associations of the state being represented.
El Paso. Texas, Jan. 30. Speeding to
the bier of his wife who was murdered
by a former servant Saturday last. C
A. Canfield. of Is Angeles, acconi
panied by his two daughters, passed
through El Paso last night, cn route
home. The father and (laughters were
traveling in Mexico in a private car.
and received news of the tragedy when
they reached Silac. They immediately
turned back, hiring a special train to
hasten their Journey.
Washington. Jan. 39. In response to
to the resolution of the house of rep
resentatives. President. Roosevelt to
day called upon the interstate com
merce commission for a report regard
ing the alleged existence of a combina
tion or arrangement between the Penn
sylvania. 'Baltimore & Ohio, Chesa
peake & Ohio, and other railroads, in
violation of the anti-trust law.
Chairman Knapp at once called his
colleagues into conference and a re
ply is in course of preparation.
Xo Menace In It.
Washington, Jan. "30. The resolu
tion, as amended in the house, provided
that information should be furnished
only in case it should not be deemed
incompatible with public interests to
The fact that the president sent the
resolution to the commission immedi
ately uiMin iis receipt, is indicative he
does not so regard it.
Lurking; In Dntu.
Inquiry at offices of the interstate
commerce commission today disclosed
the fact that the only data upon which
the commission can base its report out
side of matter already of public knowl
edge, it contained in the reports of the
railroads themselves annually supplied
to the commission in accordance with
the requirement of the law.
These reports the commission al
ways have regarded as confidential, but
it is understood details of the manage
ment and ownership of stock, bonds,
etc.. are given in them which throw
consmeraoie ngnt on the subject in
banks from 3.G0 to 4 per cent. Th
government hopes it will have a f;
vorable effect on redejiositiiig, whit
has already commenced.
Riga, Livonia, Jan. 30. A mob at
tacked the jail in the center of town
this morning, shot down the sentries
broke open the cells and liberated all
political prisoners. Half a company of
soldiers was stationed in the building.
but to rapid and unexpected was the
action of the rioters their puriose wai
successfully carried out.
Brussels, Jan. 30. A general Jewish
conference, called to consider the state
of the Jews in Russia, formally opened
its sessions here today under the pres
idency of David Wolffshon, chairman
of the international Zionist committee,
SOMETHING MORE TO
New York Assembly Passes Resolution
to Go Into State Banking
Albany, X. Y., Jan. 30. The house
today passed by unanimous vote a con.-
current resolution providing for the ap
pointment of a joint legislative com
mittee to investigate the state bank
ing department of which former. Sena
tor F. D. -Kilburne is superintendent.
The resolution will reach the senate
ANOTHER ILLINOIS MIDDY ON
William T. Boyd, Jr., of Peoria Ac
cused of Hazing at Annapolis.
Annapolis, Md., Jan. 30. Midship
man William T. Boyd, Jr., of Peoria,
HI., a member of the second class was
put under arrest yesterday afternoon
on the charge of hazing, and his trial
will commence immediately upon the
conclusion of that of Midshipman De
Sanssure. Midshipman Boyd belongs
to the football squad, and is considered
one of the best lioxers in the academy.
The case of Midshipman George II.
Melvin, charged with hazing," was
closed andi the court is considering a
SUES F0R$134,000; GETS LESS
Widow of Henry R. Piatt at St. Louis
Secures Judgment Against Francis.
St. Louis. Mo., Jan. 30. Judgment
for $32 179.79 was rendered In favor of
Elizabeth W. Piatt and four of her
children against former Gov. David R.
Francis, D. R. Francis, Bro. & Co., and
Charles R. Piatt, the plaintiffs son.
She sued to recover $134,000 worth of
stocks and bonds alleged to have been
taken without her knowledge and hy
pothecated with the Francis firm by
Charles R. Piatt. The late Henry S.
Piatt left an estate in stocks and bonds
to Mrs. Piatt for life trust for the child
ren. These bonds were placed in a
safety deposit box, from which Charles
R. Piatt is alleged to have taken them.
Arrest an Anarchist.
San Sebastian, Spain, Jan.. 30. The
police today arrested a foreign anar
chist who arrived here during King Al-
C. G. DAWES TESTIFIES GARFIELD
PROMISED PACKERS IMMUNITY
OF CASTRO REGIME?
Chicago. Jan. 30. Louis C. Kraut
noft again took the stand today when
the trial which is to determine wheth
er oi not. the packers are entitled to
immunity, entered upon its second day.
The district attorney objected to al
most every question askd. and num
erous arguments between the counsel
Charles IT. Dawes, former controller
of the currency, was the second witness.
He told of introducing Commissioner
Garfield to Attorney Krauthoff. He
"Garfield, whom. I have known for
years, called at my office and said he
only wanted information from the
packers in order to enable him to make
a full and complete report. 1 intro
duced him to Krauthoff and Mr. Rob
erts told them they could rely on what
Garfield said, and that they could open
their books without fear, as Garfield
was absolutely to be trusted and was a
"I was present at the Chicago club
and heard their conversation. Gar
field said the information given him by
the packers would be used by his de
part ment, but not by the department of
justice. Garfield said he wanted the
cooperation of the packers and the best
way would be for the packers to coop
erate with him. That was about the
substance of the conversation, as I re
Reported Approach of Internal Trouble
Causes France to Be De
ANOTHER IN DITCH
Santa Fe Has Second Wreck in
Consecutive Days in
TWISTED RAIL THE CAUSE
Passenger. No. 1 Comes to Grief at
Laura on Account of Twist
Galesbnrg, Jan. 30. Santa Fe pas
senger train No. 1, west bounds went
into the ditch at Laura. miles east
EPITOME OF DOINGS IN
Washington. I), c.. Jan. 30. Follow
ing is a brief resume taken from the
official records of yesterday's proceed
ings in both houses of congress:
liorsrc The house passed a resolu
ion calling on the nresident to furnish
nforroation as to th existence of mi
alleg-ed agreement in violation of tho
interstate commerce law between the
Pennsylvania. Baltimore & Ohio. Nor
folk & Western. Chesapeake & Ohio.
Northern Central, and Philadelphia.
Baltimore & Washington railroad com
panies, fnanlmoua consent was piven
o begin today the consideration of the
iepburn ruHroad rate bill and to con
tinue the same until the bill shall be
disposed of. A tribute to the memory
of Gen. Joseph Wheeler was paid by
nnmlne a street in the capital "Wheeler
street." The Mann general bridsre bill
was passed with several perfecting
amendments. Jt provides general pro
visions to be complied with hereafter
n the construction of-bridges across
navigable streams. At 6:04 p. m. the
SKN'ATIi Thp Chinese boycott and
he administration of the forest re
serves divided the attention of the sen
ate. Mr. Tillman offered a resolution
diirecting an-" Investigation of Chinese
affairs and Mr. Hepburn sharply criti
cised the methods of the forestry bu
reau. The house statehod bill was fa
vorably, reported, and notice was given
that there would be a minority report.
After an executive session the senate
at 5:47 p. tn. adjourned.
of here early today. Two passenger.
baggage and express cars were over
turned. A twisted rail caused the
wreck. The conductor and two pas
sengers were injured, but not seri
ously. No person was killed.
Hast Mnll Held.
Peoria. 111., Jan. 30. The Santa Fe
westbound fast mail is in the yards
here today unable to get around
a wreck at Laura. The train came in
over the Rock Island, but the Burling
ton refuses to let them out to Gales
burg because of the heavy train.
Sleet on Straight Track.
St. Paul, Minn.. Jan. 30. The Great I
Northern Oriental Limited, westbound,
and passenger train No. 2. eastbound,
collided head-on on a straight track a
mile west of Columbia Falls. Mont.,
last night. The dead:
FIRlS MEN HARRISON and LANG
EXPRESS MESSENGER WAIS
BAC11EK Injured: . Engineers Hardin and
Thierwechter, Conductor Quinn and
Mail Clerk Arnold.
Mr. Sterling, Ky., Jan. 30 In a
freight wreck uear Olympia, Capt. Pe
ter Miller, the conductor, was caught
under the caboose, which took fire,
burning him to death. Edward Flynn,
a brakeman. was horribly burned try
ing to save the conductor.
Six Reported Killed.
Columbia. S. C. Jan. 30. It is re
ported here a. Seaboard passenger
train, northbound, had a head-on collis
ion 14 miles north of Columbia this
morning, and that six people were killed.
Washington. Jan. 30. Official news
has reached Washington from Paris
that France win bide her time in her
solution of the Venezuelan problem.
It is believed President Castro himself
may prove of assistance to France if
reports received from Venezuela re
garding the dissatisfaction among the
people alleged to be growing against
the president are frue.
IN A TANGLE OVER MOROCCO
Delegates to Algeciras Conference Mix
ed Up Over Plans fffr Reform.
Algeciras, Spain, Jan. 30. The con
ference, having entered the jungle of
financial reforms for Morocco, is likely
to remain there for some days, the ses
sion yesterday afternoon being devoted
to tax projects.
The delegates found that they were
not prepared to act definitely on Mo
rocco's proposition for a larger in
crease of duties without instructions
from home, and therefore the subject
was laid aside until telegraphic respon
ses to tneir inquiries are received
from the various governments.
Copenhagen, Jan. 30. Frederick
VIII. was proclaimed king of Denmark
at noon today In Amalienborg square,
n front of the palace. The ceremony
asted only a few minutes. In a short
speech the king declared he would rule
accordance with the example net
hini by his father, and trusted tho fianiw
ccord between ihe king and the tu-
ion would continue as heretofore.
The king received a warm-hearted
greeting from the assembled crowd.
Ituslncss at Manristlil.
1'ntil y this morning all churrh beU
had been tolling, minute guns nad Imhmi
booming from the fons. Hags were ev
erywhere displayed at half mam and
business was practically at & stand
still. The sorrowing inhabitants of
Copenhagen gathering In the ttreets
discussing the virtues of their beloved
King Christian and the probabilities of
Prior to the proclamation of bis ac
cession. King Frederick held a council
of state at which the ministers tender
ed their resignations and were request,
ed to retain their posts. Afterwards
the new ruler, surrounded by princes
received at Christian, hit palace, the
cabinet ministers, president of the
rigsdag, chief civil and military offi
cials and court dignitaries.
Proclaimed at Now a.
Promptly at noon the premier step
ped out on the balcony of the palace
and thrice shouted to the assembled
"King Christian IX. Is dead. Long
live his majesty King Frederick VIII.
Sonorous hurrahs broke from the.
crowd in front of the palace and re
echoed down the streets, and flags on
public buildings were run up to the.
mast heads and a royal salute thumb r-
ed from the city's forts.
Court has been ordered to go Into
mourning for 30 weeks and the minln-
er of justice has notified oil theaters.
and other places of entertainment
hat they must remain closed this week
as well as the day before and d3y after
King Frederick early in the after
noon announced his accession to ihe
hrone in a proclamation. '
JOKE SURELY ON KEPPLER
Burglars Dispoil Home of Owner of
Puck and Leave a Note.
New York, Jan. 30. Durglars enter
ed the home of Joseph Keppler. editor
and proprietor of Puck in Stat en Inland
early today. After carrying off $1,000
worth of valuables they left a note,
paying: "We appreciate a good Joke,
but we think the joke's on you this
MOORS ATTACK SPANISH
Insurgents Fire on Warship That Lay
Malaga. Spain, Jan. 30. A dispatch
from Melilla, Morocco, announces the
insurgent Moors recently attacked the
Spanish cruiser. Infanta Isabel near
Marchica factory where the Pretend
er's troops are Erecting fortifications In
preparation for an expected attack by
the Sultan's forces.
OIL FIGHT BROUGHT TO ILLINOIS
FREDERICK H. SOLLE, FORMER INDEPENDENT DEALER AT SPRING
FIELD, SUES STANDARD OIL COMPANY OF KENTUCKY
FOR $50,000 DAMAGES RECITES METHODS.
Springfield. III.. Jan. 30. As the re
sult of alleged illegal practices by rep
resentatives of the Standard Oil com
pany of Kentucky, a suit for f.'o.ooo
damages was filed in the Sangamon
circuit court today by Frederick II.
Solle. formerly an independent oil
dealer of Springfield.
The suit is one of the largest ever
Instituted in central Illinois, and the
first directed against the Standard Oil
company on similar grounds.
Itulned by Company.
Solle was engaged In the oil business
In Springfield for several years, and
the bill sets up that the practices of
the representatives of. the Standard
Oil company resulted in his financial
ruin, and that he was forced Into
bankruptcy. The bill cites numerous
charges, to prove which, It is alleged,
the plaintiff will secure a large num
ber of witnesses. It Is charged that
many residents were induced to pur
chase oil from the representatives of
the Standard after hearing the stories
circulated about Solle regarding his
character and his business relations.
Supposed Independent In Field.
The Standard company, it is alleged,
began its fight against Solle in 1899.
Early in thai year oil merchants?,, al
leged to have been engaged by Ihe
Standard company of Kentu ky, canin
10 Springfield and embarked in busi
ness. Wagons were secured, and the
city canvassed by them tinder the
guise of being Independent dealer.
For several months Solle suffered but
little from this action, but later his
business began to decrease, each
month showed smaller receipts, until
he was forced into bankruptcy.
It is alleged the methods of the rep
resentatives of the Standard company
were anything but honest. The bill as
serts that Solle' business standing
and relations were misrepresented, and
when that method failed to bring tho
desired results, stories were told to
consumers regarding his character.
Some of Solle's relatives were engag
ed In the saloon business, and this fact
was used to Induce persons to refrain
from purchasing oil from him.
Solle'a Character la Attacked.
A number of other such stories were
circulated and the bill alleges that
Solle was forced out of business alone
by the practices of the men who posed
as independent oil dealers, and who. In
reality, were working for the Rtandard
011 company of Kentucky.