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VOL. LV. XO. 103.
THE ARGUS, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY- 14, 1906,
PRICE TWO CENTS,
COPPER WAR ENDSjjjlfRECKS ARE
H. H. Rogers Announces Signing
Missouri Attorney General Says
State Inspector Patterson Talks
of Treaty of Peace With
He Will Oust Standard
to Retail Merchants at
Senate Interstate Com
merce Gommittee is
in a Tangle
OVER THS RATE BILLS
About Ready to Vote on Ship
ceedings in House.
"Washington, Feb. H. At the conclu
eion of today's session of the interstate
commerce committee of the senate, it
was admitted a bill regulating railroad
rates cannot be rejorted with anythin
like unanimous endorsement. This is
the form in which it is announced a
compromise on the question of author
izing a judicial review of orders by the
interstate commerce commission fixing
rates is impossible.
Ilmunr Milppiac Bill.
Washington, Feb. 11. Consideration
of the subsidy shipping bill was resum
ed in the senate today with the under
standing it be voted on before adjourn
ment. Gallinger offered a number of
amendments on behalf of the mer
chant marine bill.'
Sale to lie ITohed.
Washington, Feb. 14. The house to
day adopted a resolution inquiring of
the secretary of the treasury when the
government executed a deed for the
old custom house property in New
York to the National City bank, where
the deed is, in whose custody it has
been since its execution and why it
has never been recorded
Consideration of the fortifications
bill was resumed. An amendment
ofTered by Sullivan (Mass.) cutting ofT
$H'U)00 for fortifications in the Philip
pine islands, was defeated.
For Small liold t'ertlnrate.
Washington, Feb. 14. The house
committee on banking and currency
agreed today to make a favorable re
port on the Fowler bill authorizing the
issuance of $5 and $10 gold certificates
by the secretary of the treasury.
Appeal for Japanese.
Washington. D. C. Feb. 14. Presi
dent Roosevelt yesterday took official
cognizance of the famine which has
grown to such serious projortions in
northern Japan. In an appeal to the
American people, issued yesterday af
ternoon, the president requests that
contributions for the sufferers from
the famine be forwarded to the Amer
ican National Red Cross. .
Compliment to Lunenorlb.
Representative Ixingworth's bill ajv
propriating $3,ono,t)00 for the purchase
of American legations and embassies
in foreign capitals will be favorably
reported upon by the house committee
on foreign relations, which voted una
nimously today in its favor. The
committee fixed Friday as the time for
hearing Secretary Root on the consu
lar reform bill.
The senate confirmed the following
Illinois postmaster: II. B. Ward. Du
Quoin; Augustus Gibson. McLeans
boro; J. W. Prouty; Roseville; H. R.
Hot Talk on FortiHentlonn.
Washington. Feb. 11. The fortifica
tions appropriation bill held the at
tention of the house yesterday and was
the text for considerable heated argu
ment, first over the lax methods of ex
penditure of public moneys and second
over the location of the proposed $15,
000.000 naval station for the Philip
pines. Mr. Smith of Iowa, in charge of
the fortifications bill, advanced the idea
of vitalizing 10 of the committees of
the house charged with supervision of
expenditures in the various govern
ment departments. He advocated an
amendment to the rules which will
compel reports from these committees
annually, these reports to be the result
of investigation regarding government
expenditures. He urged this as a pre
ventive of "bureaucracy," towarl
which he saw a present tendency.
SAYS MRS. TAGGART
IS 5,000 MILES AWAY
Statement of Attorney of Former Ar-
my Officer's Wife Confirms Be
lief She Is In Europe.
Wooster, Ohio, Feb. 14. A telegram
was received today from Judge Smy
ser, who is at Washington to the effect
he cannot produce Mrs. Taggart in
court here when her trial comes up
Friday as he believes she Is 5,000 miles
away. It is now generally believed
she Is in Europe.
NO "SACRIFICE OF HONOR"
Thomas F. Cole and John O. Ryan
Bring Together the Warring
New York. Feb. 14. H IT Itnirprs
announces that the copper war in Mon -
tana between, the Standard Oil inter
ests and F. Augustus Heinze has
been settled, and that a treaty of peace
which carried with it neither sacri
fice of honor, property or position to
either side, has been agreed upon.
An element of romance seldom seen
In Wall street has brought together
these factions and ended a feud of
long standing. When it seemed im
possible to bridge the breach which
separated the Standard Oil and Hein
ze Interests Thomas F. Cole and John
D. Ryan, boyhood friends and school
mates, proposed a plan which finally
resulted successfully and pushed them
to the front rank of influential men in
the copper market.
Take Heinze Proper! leu.
Mr. Cole yesterday took possession
of all the property, the title to some
of which was disputed, belonging to
the Heinze interests, and a trust deed
for the Almalgamated properties.
owned by Standard Oil, was made in
favor of Mr. Ryan, who is also presi
dent of the Anaconda Copper company
These two friends have been the
medium of bringing together the war
ring copper factions, and the peace
treaty signed, it is believed, will result
in a general grouping of the important
copper properties throughout the coun
Social "Climber" Pays $400 for
Bid to White House
BUT WILL BE BARRED OUT
Congressman Long worth Hailed as Fu
ture Governor of Buckeye
Washington, Feb. 11. Four hundred
dollars is the price paid for an invita
tion to the Roosevelt-Longworth wed
ding to a speculative guest, who, it
seems, "needed the money." Informa
tion as to the transaction was receiv
ed at the White House from an unques
Efforts are being made to locate the
purchaser of the ticket with a view to
canceling the invitation. The limited
list of invitations has been carefully
scrutinized and White House officials
realize that they have a difficult task
before them to spot the holder of the
$400 card and turn it down when it is
It May He toC.nv. l,onKvorlli."
Columbus, Ohio, Feb. 11. Attorney
General Wade II. Ellis launched a
boom for Congressman Nicholas Ixmg
worth for governor at a meeting of the
Ohio republican clubs.
"The Future of the Republican Party
in Ohio" was the topic for discussion.
and Ellis took advantage of it to sug
gest a new state leader in the person
of the Cincinnati congressman.
Since his engagement to Miss Roose-
PICTURE HAT FOR BRIDE COSTS $1,800
WASHINGTON ADMIRERS SEND
EXPERT TO PARIS FOR
New York, Feb. 14. A picture hat
whose "material" cost $750 has arriv
ed here in the steamer Kaiser Wilhelm
II. in charge of an expert who went
abroad to buy it, and it is intended as
a wedding gift to Miss Alice Roose
C. G. Kurzman brought the hat from
Paris. He was commissioned by a
Washington family to go abroad and
select something exceptionally fine In
the millinery line for Miss Roosevelt.
Went to London.
Mr. Kurzman went first to London,
but finally decided that what he want
ed was to be found in Paris. He pick
ed up the trimmings here and there
among the higher grade establishments
of the French capital.
He purchased two of the longest
ostrich plumes that he could find, each
33 inches long, and said to be the big
gest plumes ever secured. Then he
bought some Irish applique lace, and
for the brim and crown he secured
some lace that was formerly owned by
the Empress Josephine, paying $500 for
it. Then 'he bought pink roses to go
aroubd the crown.
Two Trains Derailed
rtpiirm - r -w
'OCVtnML LIVtO LUd I
Passenger Drops Dead While
Trying to Rescue Crew at
Ft. Scott, Kans., Feb. 11. A St.
Louis & San Francisco passenger train
north bound, was wrecked at Colum
bus, Kans., early today. Harry Round
tree of Ft. Scott, express messenger,
and a newsboy, were burned to death,
and the engineer and firemen were in
jured. One passenger dropped dead
while trying to rescue the crew. Sev
eral passengers were injured.
The train ran into a string of box cars
that had broken loose from a freight
train, and the entire passenger train,
except the sleeper burned.
Knl Mail Derailed.
Kansas City, Feb. 14. A fast mail,
west bound on the Missouri Pacific,
was wrecked at Gasconade bridge, 27
miles east of Jefferson City early to-
day. Three mail cars were ditched,
caught fire and destroyed. Several
caught fire and destroyed. Five were
injured, two seriously. No one was
killed. The train carried no passen
gers. The train at the time of the accident
was running at the rate of 40 miles an
hour. Two hundred feet east of the
bridge the engine jumped the track
and it, with two- mail cars, went into
the ditch. The cars caught fire and
were quickly consumed. Other cars
jumped the track, but were not badly
Sleeper I.enve Train.
St. Louis. Feb. 14. While coming
into St. Louis at 40 miles an hour this
morning, two sleepers on a, r nsro
train took a siding, and tore loose
from the train and crashed into a load
ed box car. Tho passengers were
hurled pell-mell, but none were hurt
velt and his break with Ross Cox of
Cincinnati, IiOngworth has been hailel
as a leader by the republicans of south
WOULD SUE FOR THE
Drastic Action Recommended to New
York Life Insurance Com
New York, Feb. 14. Recommenda
tions that legal proceedings be insti
tuted to recover campaign contribu
tions made by the New York Life com
pany, were submitted to tho trustees
of that company today by the special
investigation committee headed by
Thomas I. Fowler. It was recommend
ed the money be recovered from such
officers and trustees as counsel shall
decide are liable therefor.
Aside from the $750 paid for the ma
terial, the duty will be nearly half of
that sum. Mr. Kurzman's expenses
were more than $250. When his ex
pert services are paid for. the spring
hat for Miss Roosevelt will have cost
CHARITY BOARD ASSEMBLES
Dr. Billings Chosen Chairman of the
Springfield, 111., Feb. 14. The mem
bers of the state board of charities ap
pointed by Gov. Deneen held their first
meeting yesterday. Dr. Frank Billings
of Chicago was elected chairman. J.
Mack Tanner had prepared his resig
nation as secretary, but it was not
presented. Dr. Hirsch did not attend
the meeting. Later Dr. Billings, Miss
Lathrop and Dr. McAnally called on
HIT DYNAMITE WITH SHOVEL
Cause of Death of One Man and Injury
of Seven at Chicago.
Chicago, Feb. 14. One man was
killed and seven injured at the plant
of the Illinois Steel company at South
Chicago today when a workman struck
with a shovel, some dynamite left lying
in a trench In which the men were digging.
FROM STATE OF MISSOURI
Takes Evidence at Des Moines, Rock
Island Man Being One of the
Des Moines, Feb. 14. "I am certain
of being able to oust the Standard Oil
company from the state of Missouri,"
said Attorney General Hadley of Mis
souri in an interview. "1 have positive
evidence that the Standard, Waters
Pierce and Republic companies formed
a combination and divided the terri
tory of the state between them."
This statement was made by Mr.
Hadley after the taking of testimony
here in the suit to oust the oil trust.
At the session it virtually wai charged
by representatives of the' trust that
letters had been stolen by witnesses
to prove the case against the Standard.
JMortlirup a WHih-mh.
, F. R. Northrup. formerly St. Louis
manager of the Schofield. Shurmer &
Teagle Oil company of Cleveland,
which sold out to the trust, according
to testimony at previous hearings, and
was changed into the Republic com
pany, masquerading as au independent
concern, was a witness.
While he was being cross-examined
I Frank Hagerman of Kansas City, conn
sel for the Standard asked: "Have you
any more letters belonging to the com
pany which you appropriated?"
"None of your business," retorted
The witness said he nail been in
structed not to enter the territory of
the Standard or Waters-Pierce compa
nies. Due to keep up tne ngnt on ine
independents. He testified he was told
to follow the prices of the Waters
Pierce company, and always received
notice before that company made any
changes in its quotations.
F. E Lyman of Des Moinos testified
that as traveling agent of the Penn Oil
& Supply company at Rock Island. 111.
a Standard concern, he had been in
structed to turn over orders from the
Waters-Pierce customers to that com
OF WINTEh IN NORTH
Heavy Snowfall Followed by General
Marked Drop in Temper
ature. Chicago, Feb. 14. The northwest, is
today in the grasp of the coldest
weather of tho winter, following yes
terday's heavy snowfall. Snow is drift
ed badly in some sections, disarrang
ing railroad schedules considerably.
Some of the coldest spots, all below
zero, are Superior, Wis., 20; St. Paul,
10; Sioux City, 13.
MAY RULE OWN CIRCUITS
Power Voted Racing Bodies by
tional Trotting Association.
New York, Feb. 1L The National
Trotting association at its biennial
session here today changed the pres
ent rule so that hereafter any track
circuit of five or more members will
bo permitted to have its own board of
stewards. The rulings of such a loard
to be supreme in cases affecting the
circuit which they govern.
DAVENPORT BOY EATS PILLS
Patent Croup Remedy Fatal to James
E. Winn at St. Joseph, Mo.
St. Joseph, Mo., Ftf. 14. James E.
Winn, a schoolboy 1J years old, died
yesterday as the result of eating sev
eral sugar-coated pills which he had
found in a vacant house? The pills
were a patent croup remedy. The
Winn family recently; came here from
Davenport, Iowa. '
EPITOME OF DOINGS IN
Washington. D. C, Feb. 14. Follow
ing is a brief resume taken from the
official records of yesterday's proceed
ings in both houses of congress:
SES ATE Mr. Halt, ropres-ntin? tho
committer on naval uffairs. reportod
the bill proscribing? the method of pro
cedure in regard to hnzinK at the naval
academy and grave notice that h would
a.sk its consideration at an early datef
The remainder of the flay was devoted
to the shipping bill. Senators Spooner
and Allison criticisms various features
and offering- amendments, and Mr. Gal
''nge' eh"ipirning the measure stronx
ly. Mr. Hcyburn asked and obtained
l.e consent of the senate to take a vote
on the pure food bill Keb. 21. At 4:33
p. m. the senate adjourned.
IIOl'SK Several bills authorizing:
bridges in the south were passed with
out discussion. Mr. Gillespie of Texas
made an unsuccessful attempt to fret
into the record a statement of the
frrievances of the coal operators and
shippers of Pennsylvania. At 1 o'clock
the house took up the fortifications ap
propriation bill, carrying $4,838,993,
which provoked debate, especially In
reprard to fortifications in the Philip
pines. Mr. Smith of Iowa urgrcd ffreuter
activity on the part of committees su-
pervlsinp: appropriations to check bu-
reaucracy. The proposed $15.ooo.(Kio
naval station in Subix bay was strong-1
lv- onnosed. AiliimrtimiMit Wiix l.iki n at I
5:10 p. in. ----- --
Deficit Not Menacing,
Says U. S. Treasurer
C. H. Treat.
LOS ANGELES SPEECH
Shortage of $23,000,000 Last
Year More Than Made Up
Seven Months Later.
Los Angeles, Feb. 14. At a public
reception in his honor last night. Unit
ed States Treasurer Charles H. Treat
delivered a lengthy address npon the
present currency situation in the
United States. Treat took direct is
sues with those who are alarmed at
the existence of what he called an
"alleged deficit" in the national treas
ury and the danger of impending
Referring to the "deficit," he pointed
out that, while during the fiscal year
ending June 30 last, the government
had expended $23,000,000 more than it
had received in revenues, that during
seven months elapsing since that date
the moneys received from the custom
house and from internal revenue
sources had exceeded by $32,000,000
the amount collected from the same
sources during the corresponding
months of the preceding year.
Algeciras Delegates Not Called on
to Settle Main Question
CONTROL MOROCCAN POLICE
Reforms in Customs Considered Before
Adjournment Till Sat
day. Algeciras, Feb. 11. Delegates to the
Moroccan conference at the session
today examined at length the proiosed
reforms in the customs of Morocco and
plans for the suppression of contraband
traffic in arms and adjourned until Sat
urday. Avoid Main Ifooie.
No word was spoken during the ses
sion concerning the main feature of
the Franco-German controversy, name
ly, control of the Moroccan policy, as
this still remains a subject of private
efforts to bring about a compromise.
SAYS IT WAS CONFIDENTIAL
George H. Swift Testifies to Garfield's
Statement Regarding Evidence.
Chicago, Feb. 14. Charles H. Swift,
one of the managers of Swift & Co.,
was a witness in the packers' case to
day. He declared he held a conversa
tion with Commissioner Garfield be
fore the commencement of the investi
gation, and that the commissioner said
all. evidence secured by him would be
COURT FORGES EDITOR'S RESIGNATION
McCALL SEEMS NEAR DEATH
Fcrmer Head of New York Life Insur
ance Company Sinks Rapidly.
Lake Wood, N. J., Feb. 14. Although
John A. McCall was resting comfortab
ly today, his physicians said he has
very little chance of recovery. The
doctor anticipate's no immediate crisis.
New York, Feb. 14. Intimate friends
of Mr. McCall learn that his illness is
of a much more serious nature than
has been generally supposed, and that
his physicians believe his death is now
a question of a very short time.
Mr. McCall's family is with him in
Lakewood, N. J. Dr. John Vanderpool,
the family physician, has been in at-
endance and recently Dr. E. G. Jane-
way has been called in consultation.
While Mr. McCall recently has been
able to be out occasionally, his illness
has developed rapidly in the last few
Bank Director Hangs Himself.
Champaign, 111., Feb. 14. William
Degrofft, a director of the First Na
tional bank at Mansfield, committed
suicide at that place by hanging him
self to a rafter in his barn. Worry
tn offalr nf hp hank caused bv
er tne anairs oi me Daniv causeu uy
former Cashier Langley's defalcation
. . -. . ,
jis assigned as me cause.
MEMBERS IN FULL ACCORD
President Kingsbury Gives Annual Ad
dress Full of Good Sug
gestions. Bloomington, 111., Feb. 14. Adulter-
arts of food products are steadily in
creasing in Illinois says It. M. Patter
son of Chicago, state food inspector,
who sounded a note of warning before
the retail merchants of the state at the
opening session of their 13th annual
convention here. He said that only by
constant inspection could the evil be
checked. He made a strong plea for a
greater number of inspectors, claimin
that the work of the state commission
would be much more effective if there
were more watchmen. President
Kingsbury of the Merchants' associa
tion delivered his annual address.
President Kingsbury made an excel
lent address, in the beginning of which
he thanked the authorities for the wel
come extended and congratulated the
city. He recommended that the con
stitution of the association should be
so amended that the selection of a sec
retary should be by the executive
'We have fought and won two great
victories this past year a reduction
of 20 per cent in freight rates and the
municipal garnishment bill. If we, as
merchants, would pay into the treasury
one-tenth as much as the laboring man
does into his union we would have
money enough to organize an associa
tion in every town in the state of Illi
nois of over 1,500 population. You un
doubtedly have followed the work done
n order to secure a reduction in the
freight rates of 20 per cent as ordered
by the railway and warehouse commis
sion, to take effect Jan. 1, and now in
force on the first five classes. And I
have it from what I consider good au
thority that this will be seen made to
apply on the classes from five to ten
"Our state association was the first
to appeal for a reversal of the order
by the postmaster general to number
all rural mail boxes and to deliver any
mail addressed by number only. To
the associations which have not as yet
issued a rating book I would recom
mend that you -do so at once, as it is
the best means of getting a good strong
organization ami holding your mem
hers together. What jobber or whole
saler would think of trusting you with
out consulting Dun or Bradstreet's?
And yet you are trusting your goods to
any man that looks good to you, and
your reward is bankruptcy.
"Merchants, get together. Organize
a merchants' association. Issue a rat
ing book. Join the state and national
associations. Read the Journal, not
casually, but think over the suggestion
made in it; interest yourself to get
your neighboring towns organized.
Your compensation will be, more busi
ness, more profits."
The banquet will be held at 8 p. m.,
tonight at the Illinois with the follow
ing program of toasts:
Hon. A. E. Stevenson, toastmastcr.
An Ideal Association R. E. Lee, St.
Commerce Hon. Joseph W. Fifcr.
Siot light Reflections Milton Buck
Our Guests John J. Pitts.
Covers have been engaged to the
number of 223.
JOHN TEMPLE GRAVES LEAVES
ATLANTA NEWS WHEN PRE
VENTED FROM USING
Atlanta, Feb. 14. John Temple
Graves, one of the founders of the At
lanta News and editor-in-chief since the
paper's first issue, resigned yesterday
immediately after Judge Pendleton ren
dered a decision in the litigation be
tween Editor Graves and General Man
ager Daniels of the News, which pre
vented the former from expressing his
convictions on the editorial page of the
Mr. Graves, in a statement, alleged
that the News has come under the
domination of the Southern and Cen
tral railways as the result of a trade
between Mr. Daniel and Samuel Spen
cer, president of the Southern railway,
and that the trade was made in order
to prevent him (Graves) opposing the
railway in the gubernatorial campaign
now on in Georgia.
AMI I Start Another Paper.
It is understood that Mr. Graves has
secured ample capital and will at once
launch another afternoon paper here,
in which he will fight for what he
terms "popular rights" as opposed to
Seems Situation in An
thracite Mine Conference.
UNION MAKES READY
Operators Declare Employes
Will Gain Absolutely
New York. Feb. 14. The special
scale committee of the union of anthra
cite mine workers, to which has been
entrusted the duty of presenting to tua
operators the demands of the men, has
completed its work, and everything la
now practically in readiness for to
mi rd Am ti Secret.
The same secrecy which surrounded
the work of the scale committee at
Wilkesbarre and in this city still ob
tains, with not the slightest intimation
of the exact nature of the demands to
be made having leaked out. It is
learned from authoritative sources,
however, the resolution adopted by the
miners, to the effect that uo district
s'ioiild sign an agreement until the
grievances of all the districts have
been adjusted, will not be permitted to
stand in the way of an agreement. If
the occasion arises it can easily bo
Mlnda Hade I' p.
The coal mine operators have al
ready come to a full understanding as
to the general policy they will pursue
at the conference with the committee
from the mine workers' union. Thy
president of one coal carrying road
said yesterday afternoon: "The min
ers will either have to strike or back
"We do not propose to accede to
their demands in any way," ho con
tinued. "I do not see what elso they
can do but strike. They are coming
into this conference to demand an
eight-hour day and recognition of the
unions, besides other things.
Mrnnn More l'er Hour.
"It was clearly shown in the report
of the anthracite strike commission in
1902 that the miners will not work
eight hours a day, and their claim now
is only a disguised demand for a high
er rate of wages per hour, as was ex
plained in Wilcox's recent letter to
Mitchell. The anthracite commission
also decided it was right for the op
erators to employ either union or non
union miners without discrimination."
Meet Attain nt I'll tHburjc.
Pittsburg, Feb. 11. An adjourned
session of the Pittsburg district min
ers' convention reasse mbled today with
President Patrick Dolan presiding.
National Vice President Lewis read a
letter from President Mitchell to tho
delegates, in the course of which Mif.-
QueNtion IIIm Veracity.
"It is not my intention at this time
to make a reply to the statement is
sued (although not written) by Dolan,
which appeared in various papers.
more than to say that his allegation
that I said to him during the Pitts
burg convention of the American Fed
eration of Labor that I should be well
satisfied with a renewal of the present
agreement, is a deliberate, malicious.
CROWE'S CRIME IS
ADMITTED IN LETTER
Alleged Missive Written to Priest
Asking for Immunity from
Omaha, Neb., Feb. 14. A hard fight
was made yesterday by Pat Crowe's
attorneys to keep from the Jury a let
ter written by him making a clean
breast of the Cudahy kidnaping. The
etter is addressed of Father Murphy,
Roman Catholic priest at Vail, Iowa,
where Crowe spent his boyhood days.
In it Crowe offers to return $21,000 of
the ransom money if E. A. Cudahy
could be persuaded not to prosecute.
He declared money secured as this
was brought none of the desirable
things that money honestly earned
would bring, and expressed a great de
sire to reform. The letter was sent by
Father Murphy to Mr. Cudahy, who
identified it on the witness stand.
On behalf of Crowe It was contended
that the letter was a confession to a
priest of his own faith and strictly con
fidential. The county attorney replied
that the letter was not sent to the
prieBt with the purpose of seeking
spiritual comfort, but merely to eecure
bis aid as an intermediary with Mr.
Cudahy. . . ,