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VOL. LV. NO. 117.
THE ARGUS, FRIDAY, 31 ARCH 2, 1906.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
BALLOTS 108 TIMES
Nebraska, Kansas, Col
orado and Wyoming
Senate Committee Votes
Not to Report Tariff
Republican Convention at Cairo
Will Arnold Admitted Cutting
Peoria Judge Orders School Of fi
cers to Appear and Prove
Nominates C. W. Thomas
for Supreme Court.
Wife's Throat, Expect
ing to Die.
Springfield is Quiet After
WOUNDED MAN ALIVE
Troops Remain on Guard Till
Sunday Militiaman Fa
Springfield, Ohio. March 2. Last
night passed with no repetition of the
riotous scenes of the two previous
nights In this city. Troops will not be
withdrawn until after Sunday. Brake
man Davis is still alive.
Mob (rowK Active.
Springfield, Ohio, March 2. After
a day of quiet from the mob which has
held sway for two nights, last evening
was ushered in with indications that
more depredations against the colored
population had been planned for the
night. Troops were sent to the point
of the expected attack.
One house was fired, but the troops
sent in the alarm and the structure
was only slightly damaged. The riot
As a precautionary measure Colonel
Ammel posted two machine guns and
a companj' of troops at the court housj
and jail and the entire square was cut
off. The distribution of guns and troops
over the city had a depressing effect
on the rioters and with the exception
of small affrays but little out of th
Arthur Aneil, a member of the Xenia
military company, was hit in the head
with a brick said to have been thrown
by a rioter and fatally hurt last night.
WIFE DESERTS AND .
William Grobbe Drinks Poison at
Apartments in Davenport Flat
William Grobbe, whose wife and
two children deserted him about a
week ago, committed suicide in his
apartments in the North Putnam build
ing, Davenport, last night. He took
poison. Mrs. Grobbe left for her home
in Dubuque after a series of domestic
differences. Since she left the husband
had been despondent.
JOLIET PRIMARIES CANCELED
City Council and Party Leaders Fci
to Comply With Law.
Joliet. 111., March 2 City Clerk Poi
cheid has rescinded the call for the
city primaries that were to be held on
March 3 under the new primary law.
The city council made no provison to
pay the judges, and tho republican and
democratic city committees did not
mof.t within the time required by lav--to
issue the call. As a result, all f.be
candidates for aldermen and, school of
fices will go on the ballot by petition.
Deneen Reappoints Trustees.
Springfield, III., March 2. Gov.
Deneen has reappointed K. II. Kohn
of Anna and Walfer H, Wood of Cairo
as trustees of the Southern Hospital
for the Insane, at Anna. Henry Deer
ing of Chicago, was appointed humane
agent at the union stockyards, Chi
cago. Captor of Jeff Davis Dies.
Kokomo, Ind., March 2. Daniel S.
Jones, a civil war veteran and a mem
ber of tho squad that captured Jeff
Davis In 1SG3, is dead here, aged C5
years. It is said there is now but one
survivor. Gen. Miles, of the detail of
20 men who assisted in the capture of
HE'S A SOCIALIST
Joseph Medill Patterson Too
Radical to Serve Under
Dunne, of Chicago.
Chicago. March 2. Commissioner
of Public Works Joseph Medill Patter
son, has tendered his resignation to
Patterson's letter of resignation was
written and forwarded from Washing
ton. It is a very lengthy communica
tion and In it Patterson says he has
been a socialist "and resigtra because
tho mayor's municipal ownership pol
icy Is not radical enough for his ex
treme ideaa on that subject. Mayor
Dunne at once wrote to Patterson ac
cepting his resignation.
JUDGE HARKER WITHDREW
Justice Wilkin Has No Opposition at
Springfield Action of Other
Cairo, nL, March 2. Charles XV.
Thomas, of Belleville, was nominated
last night for justice of the supreme
court from the First judicial district
of Illinois on the lOSth ballot. Judge
Harker withdrew and the final voie
was: l nomas. s'J: ickers. 7 J.
Junllrr Wilkin ot Opposed.
Springfield, 111., March 2. Justice
Jacob W. Wilkin, of Panville, was nom
inated yesterday by the republican
convention of the Third judicial dis
trict for justice of the Illinois supreme
court without opposition. The con
vention was in session less than 13
minutes, and the ballot was cast by a
rising vote. This is the third time
Justice Wilkin has been nominated by
Democratic Nomination at l'nna. v
Pana, 111., March 2. The Second
supreme judicial district democratic
convention nominated William M
Farmer, of Vandalia. to succeed Judge
James B. Ricks, of Taylorville, who d
clined a renomination on account of
his health. The nomination is consid
ered equivalent to an election, as the
district Is overwhelmingly demo
C. B. Lnmlirt Itenomlnnteil.
Tipton, Ind., March 2. Representa
tive Charles B. Landis was renomina
ted for the sixth time by the republi
cans of the Ninth congressional dis
trict. The nomination was by acclama
FEARS FOR MILAN
Local Engineers Watch Gorge in
Rock River Rather
TROUBLE IN SUDDEN BREAK
Crest of Flood Miht Cross Hennepin
Canal Danks and Do Dam.
Col. C. S. Riche and staff at tin;
local river engineer's office are watch
ing anxiously for the break-up of the
gorge in Rock river that has existed
for several weeks in the vicinity of
Erie and the one that has held for
nearly a week at Como, Whiteside
county. The fear is entertained that
should the break come suddenly and
the water held comes down at once,
much damage would be done in the vi
cinity of Milan.
Should the crest be as high as condi
tions in Whiteside county indicate it
would, the canal banks would not hold
the stream and the water would sweep
across into Milan.
lnn-r .May lie O vorent litinlod.
The country overflowed in White
side county, however, being very flat,
it would take considerable time t;i
drain and the rise would perhaps le
less sharp than the volume of water
would ordinarily give reason to fear.
Inquiry at Erie today shows that
there is little change in the situation
there. The water is slowly receding,
but the gorge still holds.
LOCUSTS MAY COME BACK
Entomologists Say 17-Year Insects May
Return This Summer.
According to the entomologists of
the country, the cicada or so-called
17-year locust will appear in various
parts of the country again this sum
mer. The locusts came last year, and
large numbers of them were seen in
this vicinity. The scientists who
study their habits declare that tho
cicada appeared at more frequent in
tervals than 17 years, sometimes com
ing in two consecutive summers, and
that they will invade this part of the
country again during the coming warm
MRS. MIZNER IN CHICAGO
Bride Looking After the Millions Left
Her by Yerkes.
Chicago, 'March 2. Mrs. Yerkes
Mizner arrived in the city yesterday
afternoon, presumably to examine the
property left her 'by her husband of
which she is said to know nothing.
Death Claims Bryan Physician.
Bloomington, 111., March 2. Dr.
William Hill, a widely known surgeon
and medical practitioner of central
Illinois for the last half century and
prominent in democratic politics, died
here yesterday, aged 77. He officiated
at the birth of W. J. Bryan at Salem.
Dolan Not Yet Blind.
Pittsburg, Pa., March 2. The report
that Patrick Dolan had been stricken
with blindness is untrue.
IS DRIFTING BADLY
Trains Delayed and Telegraph
and Telephone Service
Denver, March 2. Six and one-half
inches of snow fell in Denver yester
day. Railroad trains in Colorado and
Wyoming are delayed from one to
three hours. Advices from Wyoming
say stock suffered. Telegraph and
telephone wires suffered in the storm.
Hail fn Arbrankn.
Lincoln, Neb., March 2. Dispatches
from western and northern points in
Nebraska say the worst storm of the
winter has been raging for 24 hours.
In Wenteru Knn.sjin.
Kansas City, March 2. A severe
blizzard raged today in western Kan
sas, extending from Ellis to the Colora
do line. A strong wind drifted the
snow and played havoc with telegraph
and telephone wires.
to build another line
Proposed Interurban From Ottawa to
Streator, Thence to
Announcement is made thct the Mc
Kinley syndicate will build during the
coming spring and summer a new elec
tric interurban line in the northern
part of the state, to connect at Spring
field with the Illinois traction system
and to become a part of the great
Illinois system of electric interurban
railways. The announcement follows
an all-day coaterence in Chicago be
tween Congressman XV. B. McKinley,
head of the McKinley syndicate, and
H. E. Chubbuck, general manager of
the Illinois Valley Railway company,
which resulted in a decision to author
ize V. J. Duncan, their legal represen
tative, at Ottawa, to make the an
nouncement that the company was pre
pared to build a line from Ottawa to
Streator, thence to Pontiac, just as
soon as reasonable franchises could be
The McKinley syndicate, so it is
stated, considers tho proposition to
build a line from Pontiac to Cttawa
by. way of Streator one of the best in
the state. At Pontiac the line will con
nect with the proposed Pdoomington-
Pontiac line, which, when completed,
will make a continuous line connecting
Ottawa, Streator, Pontiac, Blooming
ton, Springfield, and thciK-o to Decatur
and Champaign, or south to St. Louis.
BE AGAIN TRIED?
Apparent Difficulty of Proving Sanity
Presents Serious Prob
lem. Aledo, 111., March 2. (Special).
There is considerable discussion in
Mercer county over the attitude in
which the state's attorney is placed
in the McKinney case since the grant
ing of a new trial to the defendant.
Under the law ani insane person can
not be found guilty of crime while the
Insanity continues, although the one so
affected may be tried and acquitted
where the defense is that the acts
were committed when insane.
Mrs. McKinney was not only proven
to have been insane at the time of
her trial by the witnesses for the state
as well as those for the defense, but
the attorneys for the state admitted in
their arguments that she was then In
sane. It is highly improbable that the
state can prove her sane at the time
of the next trial, so the state's attor
ney is confronted with a situation
which it 13 possible under the law for
Mrs. McKinney to be acquitted but Im
possible for her to be found guilty.
In case of another trial, no matter
whether she is acquitted or found to
be then, insane, the county will be com
pelled to pay the costs, which are al
ready quite large, and In either event
the result is just as apt to be another
defeat for the state as anything else.
Dress Hurls Woman to Death.
Milwaukee, Wis., March 2. Mrs.
Frances Gaszinski, 58 years old, step
ped on her dress while descending a
flight of stairs at the home of her
daughter, 825 Fifth avenue, and fell
headlong to the first floor. Her neck
was broken, and death followed immediately.
LATER HE ALTERED STORY
Body of Woman Brought to Cable
Where Funeral Will Be Held
Cable, 111., March 2. (Special.) Tha
body of Mrs. Will Arnold arrived here
this morning from Hcrington, Kans.,
accompanied by Harry Arnold, brother
of the dead woman's husband. The re
mains were taken to the Swedish Bap
tist church, from which place the fu
neral will take place tomorrow at 10
Story of Killing;.
The story of the murder is as fol
Will Arnold and wife and Harry
Arnold were staying at the home of
another brother, he and his wife being
away in the east on a visit. Harry Ar
nold is an engineer on the Rock Islan 1,
and returned from his run about S
o'clock Tuesday evening.
I-'ouikI Doom l.orkrtl.
Finding the doors, locked, he, with
a neighbor, looked through the window
and saw blood on the floor in one cf
the rooms. They broke ODen the door
and found Mrs. Arnold lying in a cor
ner of the room, dead, her throat cu,
and blood all over the floor.
lliiNltnuil rnr Drnth.
They found her husband in another
room lying on a bed, his throat also cut
from ear to ear and in a very critical
condition. The authorities were call
ed nnd he was removed to a musi
cian's office and his wounds dressed.
It required 7 stitches to close the
gash. At the time his brother left he
was recovering and will get well.
ronfrNxrd lie Ill It.
He expressed no regret for his rash
act, and when he thought he was dyin ?
said that he did it himself, but when
he found that he would recover, told
them that she killed herself. He ha
gone to Utah several days before, and
returned Tuesday seemingly to do the
Salina, Kans., March 2. (Special).
The coroner's inquest in the Arnold
murder case at Herincton was adjourn
ed for one week to give the husband
time to recover sufficiently to attend.
In tho meantime William Arnold is
being held, but has not been arrested.
ArriiNrd AY 1 fe
lt is claimed that William Arnold
had accused his wife of intimacy with
his half brother, H. H. Arnold, and the
wife had . been quarreling all day on
the day of the murder.
Tell Different Story.
William states that his wife went in
to the kitchen and when ho followed
her he found her on the lloor with her
throat cut and then attempted to com
mit suicide. Mrs. Arnold's body was
shipped to Rock Island for burial yes
terday and should arrive there this
The body of Mrs. Arnold passed
through this city this morning on the
way to Cabje.
EPITOME OF DOINGS IN
Washington, D. C, March 2. Follow
ing is a brief resume taken from the
official records of yesterday's proceed
ings in both houses of congress:
SKXATK The discussion of tho rail
road rate question was continued in the
senate by Mr. Oolliver. who spoke in
support of the Polliver-Jlepburn bill.
The remainder of the session was de
voted to the bill providing? for the set
tlement of the affairs of the live civil
ized tribes of Indians after the termina
tion of their tribal relation. No action
was taken. At r:3u p. ni. the senate
went into executive session and at
adjourned until today.
IIOI'SK The house passed the army
appropriation bill, carrying about JG'J,
ooo.uoo. Provision for a cable ship for
tiie Atlantic coast and for a ship for
mine planting on the I'aciiic were elim
inated on points of order. The powder
trust came in for an at tack in the de
bate, and an attempt by democrats to
have the government begin the manu
facture of its own powder consumed
considerable time, but met with defeat.
The Koraker bill providing for the
marking of the graves of confederate
dead in the north was passed unani
mously. The senate joint resolution
continuing the tribal .government of
the Jive civilized tribes of Indians in
Indian Territory until their property
shall have been disposed of, was nsrret-d
to. At 4:45 p. m. adjournment was tak
en until today.
REVOLUTION IS ON
Venezuelan Insurgents on Is
land of Trinidad Await
Paris, March 2. According to infor
mation which has reached official quar
ters here a revolutionary movement
against Venezuela is on foot; The rev
olutionists concentrating on the Island
of Trinidadi where they are awaiting
arms and supplies previous to landing
on the Venezuelan coast.
Ominous Doings in China
Told of by New Ar
rivals ON THE PACIFIC COAST
Independent Christian Church
Formed to Overthrow
Victoria, March 2. The steamer Em
press of India brought news of further
anti-foreign outbreaks in China. In
Hupen province and adjoining sections
of Honon province, secret societies are
rallying men around banners inscribed
'Advance China and destroy the for
Missionaries in this district arejoiut
y advising their consuls of the gravity
of the situaton and proclamatons have
been posted in many cities that a gen
eral rising will take place in the third
Chinese month (beginning about the
end of March).
miMel liy Aull-F'oreljsti Spirit.
Details of the attack on the Ameri
can mission at Changfu, CO miles from
Amoy, show the loot'ng of the mission
.was occasioned by anti-foreign spirit.
The missionaries escaped unaided.
Korm IuIeeuI'ut Church.
Another feature of the Chinese move
ment as first indicated by the boycott
has been the establishment of a Chin
ese independent Christian church, the
movement being organized to oust en
tirely foreign missionaries.
Inquires as to Connection With Colom
bian Revolution That Gave Pan
Washington, March 2. Throughout
the examination of William Nelson
Cromwell by Senator Morgan today be
fore the senate committee on inter
oceanic canals, 2 organ kept close .o
the civil war in Colombia which was
the forerunner of the organization of
the Panama republic. He appeared tt.
be trying to connect Cromwell with
the internal disturbances of this South
American republic. Kittredgc's obje
tiems disturbed this examination, he
questioning the pertinency of Morgan's
questions, which resulted in lengthy
discussions before members of the com
mittee. It was finally decided the per
tinency of the questions should be de
termined upon at the executive session
of the committee tomorrow.
A GREAT FIGHTER
One of Men Who Stole $37,500 Single
Handed Kills Four and Wounds
Tammersfors, Finland, March 2.
Two of the bandits who stole $37,.V0
from the Russian state bank at Hel
singfors Monday night, after killing
the watchman, were driven to bay here
yesterday, one of them captured at
once, and the other after he had killed
four policemen and wounded nine oth
ers. For more than four hours this man,
who is a powerful blacksmith, defied
tlie entire police force and created a
scene of terror in the heart of the
city. His capture, achieved only alter
his ammunition was exhausted and his
only weapon left was a knife?, averted
an uprising of the citizens who had
been inflamed by the dramatic inci
dents of the day.
PLACED AT $20,000
Will of Former President of New York
Life Filed for Pro
bate. New York, March. 2. The will of
the late John A. McCall, former presi
dent of the New York Life Insurance
company, was filed for probate today.
According to the petition, the estate
is valued at "over $20,000." It is left
entirely to the wife.
Russian Refugees Arrive.
New York, March 2. Nearly 2,000
refugees from Russia arrived today on
the steamer Pennsylvania from Hamburg.
OPENS DOUGHERTY SCANDAL
Indicates Bcndsmen of Defaulting Su
perintendent Will Be Held
Peoria, 111., March 2. Judge Nicho
las Worthington, who sentenced N. C.
Dougherty to Joliet, issued an order
yesterday afternoon ordering the eight
school inspectors of Peoria who have a
year yet to serve, to appear in court
March 12 and show cause why they
should not be ejected from office on
the ground of illegal election.
The ruling of the court followed the
presentation of a petition signed by
prominent attorneys. It has the effect
of opening up the entire question of
the liability of the Peoria National
bank and the bondsmen of the treas
urer and has thrown into consterna
tion a score of wealthy men who up to
yesterday believed they would be im
mune from civil liability for Dougher
ty's shortage in the school funds.
ALL ARE BAD IN LOUISVILLE
Vermont Evangelist Asks for List of
Sinners Gets Directory.
Louisville, Ky., March 2. "Send me
a list of the unsaved men and women
of Louisville." This message was re
ceived by Postmaster T. H. Baker from
a man at Rutland, Vt., who said he
had heard of the wickedness in Louis
ville and desired to do missionary
work here. Postmaster Baker forward
ed a city directory with a letter, say
ing that the directory contained 230,
000 names, and he was certain that this
plan would afford everybody in Louis
ville a square deal.
MAY END THE GAME
Death of Harry Tenny Shown to
Have Been Caused by
SECOND IN FRISCO IN MONTH
Mayor Orders Investigation and Action
Stopping Prize Fighting is
San Francisco, March 2. Last night
a coroner's surgeon, who performed
an autopsy on the body of Harry Ten
ny, declared that the lioy's death was
directly due to punishment he received
in the ring in his battle with Frankie
Neil Wednesday night.
In the interval between Tenny's
death and the autopsy all the men
connected: with the fight were arrest
ed and released on bail, and several
sensational charges were made by Ten
The mother of the boy declared that
her son was poisoned after he had been
carried from the ring. A brother,
James Tcnnebaum, asserted that
Tenny had been drugged before the
fight, and that this was responsible for
his death. The men who were arrest
ed in connection with the fatality, as
sert that Tenny was subj'ect to epi
lepsy. Second l-'lKht l'ntnlHy In Month.
The death of Tenny has caused a
sensation. It is the second prize ring
fatality here within a month. The oth
er was the death of Alec Doevin. who
practically was beaten to death in an
unlicensed fight with "Chiefy" John
son on the night of Feb. 5. Mayor
Schmitz has ordered a thorough inves
tigation into all the circumstances
with the death of Tenny and it is be
lieved! that he will order the supervis
ors to issue no more permits for prize
fights in San Francisco.
TO FIGHT A DUEL
Body In a De
bate. Sitting of
Paris, March 2. In the chamber of
deputies today during the course of a
discussion of a resolution requesting
the war minister to allow officers to
bring actions to civil courts, the debate
became most violent. M. Auffray, na
tionalist, M. Jaures, socialist, exchang
ed abuse and their sitting was sus
pended. Later Jaures sent his seconds
to meet seconds of Auffray and make
arrangements for a duel.
BUYS SIOUX CITY STATION
Great Northern Pays $1,250,000 for the
Sioux City, March 2. The Iowa
union passenger station hero and con
necting terminals passed into the pos
session of the Great Northern railroad
today. The price paid was $1,250,000. j
THE VOTE STOOD 6 TO 5
La Foliette Argues Against Salo
of Coal Lands in Indian
Washington, March 2. By a vote of
to C the senate committee on Phil
ippines today refused to report ia2
Philippine tariff bill. This effectual'y
disposes of the measure.
I.iiborx Willi Indian A (Taint.
Washington, March 2. The senaio
today agreed to the conference repot t
on the joint resolution extending tribal
government of Indian tribes in Indian
Territory. A bill for the settlement of
the affairs of the five civilized tribes oi
Indians was taken up. La Folletto
continued his speech in favor of his
amendment prohibiting the sale of coal
lands in Indian Territory to railroaJ
1'oiuf lii I'rntiH) It nn In.
La Foliette laid especial stress upon
the necessity of prohibiting railroad
stockholders from acquiring lands, and
in support of his contention referre
to the fact that through their office-
railroads of Pennsylvania own 98 p?r
cent of the anthracite coal in that state.
He declared they had driven indepen 1
ent operators and owners out of bus
iness. JOHN R. WALSH IS
Chicago, March 2. John R. Walsh,
formely president of the Chicago Na
tional bank, which was closed tonic
weeks ago, by the controller of the
currency, was placed under arrest to
day on a federal warrant charging vio
lation of the banking laws.
FAVORS THE CONSULAR BILL
Bill Recommended to House About as
Senate Passed It.
Washington, March 2. The house
committee on foreign affairs has decid
ed to make a favorable report on a bill
framed by Secretary Root for the reor
ganization of the consular service
practically as it passed tho senate.
Elected President of Brazil.
Rio Janeiro, March 2. Dr. Alfonzo
Moreira Pcnna, vice president of tin
republic, was yesterday elected presi
dent. FALLS TO DEATH
William E. Lafferty, Traveling
Salesman, Killed by Train
William E. Lafferty, traveling sales
man for the John W; Gately Commis
sion company, of Chicago, was fatally
injured under the wheels of a Rock
Island freight train in Moline last
night. He had be-en soliciting during
the day and in the evening boarded an
east bound train. At Twelfth street he
lost his hold, falling under the wheels.
Both legs were cut off. Though fatal
ly injured, ho managed to make an out
cry and attracted the attention of resi
dents of the neighborhood. He was
taken to the city hospital, where ho
died at 11 p. m., the accident having oc
curred at 9 o'clock. He was conscious
long enough to tell the physicians the
facts as stated.
The unfortunate young man was 21
years of age. His home is at Gales-
burg, and he was sober and Industri
ous. He was working m connection
with the branch of (he John W. Gately
commission branch office on Twentieth
street, this city.
Court Adjourns Without Passing
on New Trial for Patrick
Up to the Governor.
New York, March 2. The hearing
for a new trial In the case of Albert T.
Patrick, convicted of the murder of
William Marsh Rice, the aged million
aire, adjourned today until April 3.
This will make necessary a further re
prieve by Gov. Hlggins, as Patrick is
now under sentence to be electrocutPd