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yOL. LV. XO. 156.
THE ARGUS, TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 190G.
PRICE ,TWO CENTS.
People of Springfield, Mo.,
Declare Action Necessary.
FEAR MORE TROUBLE
Another Crisis Caused by Kill
ing of a Fourth
Springfield. Mo., April 17. While ev
erything is calm o nthe surface, last
night's occurrence has intensified race
hatred and men gathered in groups on
the streets today to talk earnestly of
the developments. The situation is so
uncertain no one can foretell what the
day may bring forth.
Almost every one expects some out
break. There is a general feeling the
negroes must be cowed. More arrests
wre made this morning of men accus
ed of taking part in the lynching Sat
Springfield, Mo., April 17. Leslie
Peters shot and killed Ralph Burns, a
negro, shortly after 10 o'clock last
night in the eastern part of the city.
Peters drew a pistol and fired at the
negroes who fled, as he supposed. He
ran after them, not knowing he had
lift one, and stumbled over the dead
body of the man he had shot. The
other man escaped.
egroe Fired Ptrat.
Leslie Peters, who killed the negro.
Is but 1C years old. The negroes ac
costed him at the gate of the young
lady's home and one fired two shots
at him, but neither shot took effect.
Peters went to the police station, gave
himself up and was released without
News of the killing of another negro
spread like wild fire and hundreds of
people hastened to the publi csquare.
The militia prevented any outbreak,
andafter a time dispored . of. the
RECTOR ON TRIAL
Rev. Algernon S. Cropsey, of St.
Andrews Church, Rochester,
N. Y., Has Hearing.
FIRST OF KIND IN YEARS
Charged With Utterances in Violation
of Doctrines of Protestant Epis-.
Batavia, N. Y., April 17. The first
trial for heresy in years In the Pro
testant Episcopal church was sched
uled to begin here today, when Rev,
Algernon Sidney Crapsey, D. D., for 25
years rector of St. Andrew's church of
Rochester, will be placed on trial be
fore an ecclesiastical court charged
with utterances from the pulpit and in
print which are alleged to be In viola
tion of the tenets of the Protestant
Statements Are Adiutlted.
There is no dispute as to what Crap
sey said. The question that will be at
issue upon the trial is whether or not
his questioned preachings do or do not
violate the doctrines of the church.
The charge Is made that Crapsey In
tentionally expressed disbelief in these
doctrines of the church: The divinity
of Christ, conception of the Holy Ghost,
virgin birth, bodily resurrection, and
ON KEARSARGE DEAD
Reported 10 Sailors Injured in Explo
sion and in Serious Condition.
Guantanamo, Cuba, April 17. Anoth
er officer, according to reports here,
has died as a result of the explosion
on board the battleship Kearsage.
Ten sailors injured at the time of the
explosion are believed to be in a seri
Guantanamo, Cuba, April 17. A
board of inquiry has begun an investi
gation of the cause of the explosion on
board the battleship Kearsage last Fri
day which resulted in the death of two
officers and five men. The explosion,
it appears, took place while a charge
was being rammed into the breech of
a 13-inch gun. While this was being
done, It was further asserted, connec
tion was- accidentally made with the
electsic firing appftvatus and the explo
sion occurred. V'-
Drunken Orgy at Wind
ber, Pa., Leads to
CLASH WITH POLICE
Three Killed Outriqht Town
Practically Under Mar
Fo.r Lender ArrftL ' -
Springfield, l6.r.ApTll 17. Four men
E3S?S?SKSX TZS I si,750,ooo capital for
broke, into the jail Saturday pght and
lynched three negroes. fTwfa of the
alleged mob leaders are inail and two
have beenr eleased on bonds.
Charles Cannefax and one Caldry
were first arrested. Cannefax has been
a pool room proprietor, but is at pres
ent employed in the St. Louis and San
Francisco railroad yards. Caldry is
switchman for the same road. Both
men were released on bond.
Dan Crane, son of D. D. Crane, a
well known saddlery merchant, was
the third arrest. Crane moves in the
best society here. Oat Hall, the fourth
man arested, is a police court charac
ter. Crane and Hall are still in jail.
Lj-avbinK ot (ondruinrd.
St. Louis, April 17. At the conven
tion of commercial clubs yesterday a
resolution was introduced deploring the
lynchings at Springfield and approving
the governor's efforts to apprehend, the
rioters. It was tabled by an almost
unanimous vote. B. B. Paddock, of
Fort Worth, Tex., who made the mo
tion of tabling the resolution, said:
"The people of Springfield did just ex
actly right. They ought to do more
like it. They can't make the fire too
hot to suit me."
Concern Formed Irv'chicago Will Con
trol Business of, the West Buys
M on month Plant.
Monmouth, 111., April 17. The West
ern Stoneware company, with a capital
' stock of $1,750,000 and headquarters
in this city, was formed at a meeting
cf Chicago capitalists and promoters
in Chicago Saturday. The new con
cern has already bought outright the
Monmouth Pottery company, the larg
est stoneware company in the world,
and the Weir Pottery company of this
city and all other large stoneware com
panies of the west. It will absolutely
control the western stoneware busi
ness. ALFONSO IN ISLE OF WIGHT
FROM THE FRENCH
Autograph Signatures of Nearly All
Great Men On the Way to
Paris. April l.-Baron D'Estour
nelles De Constant will forward to
Washington within the next few days
a unique testimonial to President
Roosevelt, bearing autograph signa
tures of nearly all the great names of
France. Some months ago the arbitra
tion group of the French parliament
sent Roosevelt a rare volume of mem
ories of Sully, minister of Henry IV.,
which urge a pacific union of the great
nations. Roosevelt was greatly pleas
ed with the gift, and expressed the
wish he had the names of those uniting
In the gift, to be inscribed in the vol
ume. The president's wish for the
names has now been gratified.
AUTO STRIKES A CARRIAGE
Causes Death of Philadelphia Lawyer
and Injury to Five.
Philadelphia. April 17. Robert J.
Wright, a lawyer, was killed, and five
other Dersons severely Injured In an
automobile accident near Mlllville to
day. The automobile collided with a
Johnstown, Pa., April 17. Condi
tions at Windber, where the riot oc
curred last night, in which three min
ers were killed and a number injured,
all foreigners, is more quiet this morn
ing. Twenty miners arrested last
night were taken to Somerset today to
be held there until order is restored at
Windber. Curtis Kester. aged 10, a by.
stander during the trouble, and shot
through the bowels, will probably die.
Town I'ndrr martial Law.
Windber, by order of Governor Pen-
nypacker, is now practically under
martial law. State police and deputies
are controlling things with an iron
hand. No further trouble is appre
Three Shot Dead.
Johnstown, Pa., .April 17. Three
men were shot dead, a boy was fatally
wounded and a mining engineer, Eu
gene Delaney, taken to the hospital in
serious condition as the result of a
riot at indber among the striking
coal miners last night. The inhab
itants of the place are in a state of ter
ror. Sheriff Bagley has been sum
moned, and an appeal has been made
to Governor Pennypacker for troops.
Several other rioters sustained slight
injuries. The dead men were foreign
ers, as are most of the injured, and
their names cannot be obtained.
The foreign element has been cele
brating Easter Monday in the mining
section and much liquor has been
used. A body of strikers assembled
last night in front of the jail. An ar
gument started and soon there was a
A number of arrests were made. The
prisoners were marched to the lockup
door, before which the mob had form
ed, and an attempt was made to take
the men from the officers. Forced back
from the jail door, the police officers
fired. Miners returned the shots, but
the firing ceased almost as soon as it
began, and the crowd filed away from
There is much dynamite stored here
and it is feared the strikers will resort
to the explosive in revenge.
BLOW AT DIVORCE
United States Supreme Court
Hands Down a Start
HASTY ACTION DISCOURAGED
Holds a State is Not Bound to Respect
Laws of Another on This
Washington, April 17. Hasty di
vorces obtained in states where laws
are lax has received a staggering blow
by a decision of the supreme court of
the United States that the tribunals
of one state are not obliged to accept
the decrees granted in the courts of
another, and that a divorce granted in
one state is not binding on the other
party concerned if he or she lives in
DeelNlon Ih lirond.
So broad is the deoision that hence
forward a man seeking a divorce on
grounds not recognized in the state in
which he lives will hesitate a long time
before betaking himself to South Da
kota and, after a noininal residence of
six months, obtaining. legal separation,
for if he marries again and returns to
the state in which he formerly lived
he is liable to be arrested for bigamy
on complaint of his first wife or com
pelled by the court, t which she is at
iberty apply for redress, to support
her in fitting style, even if he has to
neglect his newer wife to do so.
families In Jeopardy .
Not only does the jdecision apply to
he future, but it opens the way for
thousands of men and women to apply
to the courts of their native states to
have divorce decrees issued elsewhere
declared null and void, and tens of
thousands of childrea born of second
marriage may be declared illegitimate
in the states in whicp they live. The
decision, however, wijl have this ef
fect only where one of the parties to
the decree brings, the matter up in
court, and the probability is that in
the majority of cases no such action
will be taken.
That this feature of the case was
carefully considered by the tribunal
was shown by the dissenting opinion
of Justices Harlan, Brewer and Brown,
handed down by the latter. Justice
Holmes also dissented and handed
down a separate oprnion, emphasizing
this feature more strongly.
FULL LIST OF DfelJEGATES
TO THE RIO CONFERENCE
Feel Strength of
BEGINS CAMPAIGN WAS BEYOND
American Federation of Labor
Explains Purposes in En
letters to all union men Drake Investigation
Elaborate Scheme to Pledge Legisla
tures and Congress for Initiative
TRY TO GET LABORERS
International Mine Board Con
sidering Weighty Questions.
James S. Harlan and Professor Edmund
James of Illinois Members of United
GOES INTO COURT
Action of Dowie in Refusing Last
Proposition of Voliva
Goes to Meet Princess Ena to Whcm
He is Betrothed.
Cowes, Isle of Wight, April 17. King
Alfonso of Spain arrived here today.
He was met some miles outside by
Princess Ena of Battenberg and her
mother. The king and princess subse
quently landed and drove to Osborne.
The couple were warmly greeted by
a crowd of people.
OFFERED 5 PER CENT 0FZI0N
Authorities in Control Say No Further
Negotiations Will Be At
Washington, D. C.l April 17. The
full commission fromhe United States
to the pan-American conference, which
isto meet in July at Rio Janeiro, is
now constituted as follows: William
I. Buchanan of New York, chairman;
Professor L,co S. Rowe of the Univer
sity of Pennsylvania.fJames S. Harlan
of Illinois, Professor Edmund James of
the University of Illinois, Tulio Larri
naga, resident commissioner . from
Porto Rico; Charles B. Aycock of
North Carolina, and Van Leer Folk of
Tennessee. It is said that Professor
James, because of other engagements,
in all probability will be unable to go
to Rio Janeiro. The vacancy to be
created by his retirement, it is said,
will not be filled.
New York, April 17. The announce
ment was made yesterday on behalf
of the anthracite coal carrying compa
nies that a general movement had been
begun among them to resume work at
the washeries. Some washeries are
now in operation and work on others
will be started today and tomorrow.
Xo attempt, at present, it is said, will
be made to mine coal.
Ordered to Strike.
The men employed at "the washer
ies were among the mine workers di
rected to quit work when President
Mitchell ordered a suspension of work
and they obeyed the order. This ac
tion of the operators, therefore, it is
believed, is to test what they can do to
Kexeutlve Itonril .Meet.
Indianapolis, Ind.. April 17. The in
ternational executive board of the
United Mine Workers of America be
an today a session that it is expected
will last several days during which
some matters bearing a very import
ant part in the existing controversy
with the coal operators, will be decided
Make Special I'ropoull ln.
The offer of operators of the Kana
wha field in West Virginia to pay an
advance of 3 per cent in wages instead
of the 1903 scale was the first proposi
tion considered. Following this a pro
test of Illinois operators against the
failure of the union to keep at the
mines what they consider a sufficient
number of men to maintain the proper
ties in good condition, will be taken up.
Washington. D. C. April 17. The
American Federation of Labor has
taken another step in the political
arena. It has issued the following
statements, which are being mailed
to the unions throughout the country,
also to members of congress and to
other candidates for public office:
"Let the inspiring watchword go
forth that we will stand by our friends
and administer a stinging rebuke to
men or parties who are either indiffer
ent, negligent or hostile, and, wherever
opportunity affords, to secure the elec
SO COURT DECIDES
Cashier Upheld In Guarding as
Secret Facts About
, Bank Deposits.
Cincinnati, April 17. The state sen
ate had no authority to authorize an
tion of intelligent, honest, earnest trade lnvestigation of (he pubnc offlces of
Cincinnati and Hamilton county as
umonists, with clear.
paid-up un'on cards in
This statement is published in a pre
face to the bill of grievances, present
ed some days ago to the representa
tives of the party in power. Following
it there is published the bill of griev-
carried on by the Drake committee,
according to a decision filed by the
common pleas court in this city today.
Wllnrmi llrfuarrt to Appear.
The case was that of Thomas J. Da
vis, casliier of the First National bank
anees and the signatures and at the whose refusal to appear as witness be
close the following summarization: I fore the Drake committee led to his
"That as our efforts are centered arrest in a sensational manner follow-
against all forms of industrial slavery led by service of a writ of habeas cor-
and economic wrong, we must also di
rect our utmost energies to remove all
forms of political servitude and party
slavery, to the end that the working
people may act as a unit at the polls
of every election.
pus and the bringing of the prisoner
before the common pleas court for
Dune In a Hurry.
Officers of the senate committed
made the arrest after the close of
QUOTES A WRITER
Senator Tillman Argues for In
vestigation of Bank Contributions
ABOUT H ANNA'S WAR CHESTS
House Substitutes Own Bill for That
of Senate on National Quar
FIGHTING LICENSE ISSUE
Elections on Today in Villages of Rock
Elections are being held in the vil
lages and in some of the cities of Illi
nois today. Contests are being waged
over the license question in several
villages in this county. Probably the
warmest fight is on at Watertown,
which was organized but a year ago
and where efforts are being made to
break the drouth by the election of of
ficers who will issue a permit for. a
Proves Corsets Cause Death.
London, April 17. At an inquest in
to the death of Jane Sex of Southwark,
a physician who had attended the wo
man testified he believed her death
caused by corsets. She wore two pairs,
he said, and he found her liver nearly
split in two. He attributed her death
to heart failure, which was accelerated
by the pressure of the liver on her
Washington, D. C, April 17. The
president hassent the following nom
inations to the senate:
Associate Justice of the Supreme
Court of Oklahoma Milton C. Garber.
Postmasters in Illinois G. J. Price,
Flora; G. W. Baber, Paris; C. B. Clay
baugh, Toulon; A. C. Sluss, Tuscola.
Chicago, April 17. That the finan
cial affairs of Zion City will be thrown
into the courts became almost certain
yesterday after John Alexander Dowie,
through his attorneys, practically re
jected a final proposition for settle
ment emanating from the Voliva forces.
The proposal was made by Attorney
Jacob Newman and Deacon V. V.
Barnes on behalf of the powers now in
control of Zion City. It was In the na
ture of an ultimatum, Attorney New
man said, and represented the last
concession that will be made to Dowie.
Offer Changed Hut Little.
The offer of the Voliva forces pro
vides for a board to take charge of
the property and business of Zion. On
this board Dowie is to have no place,
although Deputy Overseer Voliva may
be a member and may choose the chair
man. "If Dowie does not accept this prop
osition," said Attorney Newman, "ne
gotiations are at an end."
Gives Pekln Bank More Time.
Pekin, 111., April 17. Judge Hum
phrey in the United States court today
granted a stay of 10 days in the Smith
bankruptcy proceedings at the request
of attorneys for the defense. The hear
ing is now set for April 28.
Eruption in Canaries.
Madrid, April 17. Newspapers here
report the dormant volcano at Palma,
Canary islands, is showing - signs of
eruption. Columns of smoke are rush
ing from the crater.
CASH BUYERS, INSOLVENT
Assets of Big Chicago Concern to Be
Turned Into Cash.
Chicago, April 17.--Judge Bethea, in
the United States district court has
ordered the Cash Buyers' Union First
National Cooperative society to be de
clared insolvent, and the assets to be
sold. The company, which became em
barrassed several months - ago, has
many stockholders in different parts
of the country, and Judge Bethea de
clared the sale of the assets was the
best method of protecting them.
EPITOME OF DOINGS IN
Washington, D. C, April 17. In the
house today, by a vote of 172 to 27,
the house national quarantine bill was
substituted for the senate bill. The
bill now goes to conference.
CoinnKf .Measure I'nNnpi.
Washington, D. C. April 17. When
the senate met today, the house bill
providing for the coinage -of minor
coins was taken up and passed. The
bill increases to $200,000 the appropri
ation for the purchase of metal for this
CnllM l' ltrxoltitiou.
Tillman then called up his resolu
tion directing the committee on finance
to make inquiry concerning political
contributions by national banks. He
had read an article by James W. Breen
printed in the New York Herald enti
tled "How Banks Filled Hanna s War
Chests," making it the basis of his
That the American Federation of banking hours and hurried their pritr
Labor most firmly and unequivocally oner out of the city in an automobile.
favors the independent use of the bal- transferring him 10 miles from the city
lot bv the trade unionists and work- ' a traction car and later a: Daytou
inir mpn. united reirardless of nartv. to a train, on which he was taken to
that we may elect men from our own Springfield. In a hotel In that city a
ranks to make new laws and admin-writ of habeas corpus was served at
ister them along the lines laid down in half past three in the morning and
the legislative demands of the Ameri- Davis was at once brought back to
ran FVHpratton nf lhor and at the Cincinnati, appearing in court at 9
same time secure an impartial judi- o clock.
ciarv that will not covern us bv arbi- ieit,. I'Hiate Matter.
trarv injunction of the courts, nor act 1Iis attorneys claimed for him the
as the pliant tools of corporate committee had no right to require test-
wealth." Imony as to the deposits of the bank,
Trmir- in ion l'roirrnm. I such information being confidential be-
Thn nvinrin'. ftnrc n hp nlnn tween the bank and its customers.
The trades unions are not to estab- ANNIVERSARY OF
nsn a tauor party, out, as announced
in the last .paragraph in the above,
will endeavor to "unite regardless of
party" for the nomination and election
of trades unionists. The other branch
of-political activity by the trades un
ions is questioning candidates. This
is for the purpose of raising such is
sues as are believed by them to be
the most important. This program is
announced in the above by the follow
ing words: "We must also direct our
utmost energies to the end that the
working people may act as
the polls at every election.'
Event of 2C0 Years Ago Celebrated at
Philadelphia With Unusual
Philadelphia, April 17. Two iipoit-
ant features will mark the celebration
of the 200th anniversary of the birth
of Benjamin Franklin, which begins in
a imjf - the city tonight. King Edward of Ens
tana will receive tne degree or doctor
The aim is to combine with referen- Ul . " 1 . 1 1 l1uu''
dum leagues and organized farmers to ""-. ' -
..r ' ,..,,k.. ,J Andrews. Scotland, will confer the hon-
in,H. ,.. ti,0 orary degree oi oocior oi jaws uihjii
I VJI rl V, (X 1 1 Mint WVL UJ Ull V X lVlL. . , ,
system is also known as the advisory
initiative and advisory referendum. Its
establishment requires the adoption of
rules or procedure in the senate and
house and the enactment of statute
law. An initiative petition for a legis
lative policy, when signed by 750.000
voters, is to be received in the senate
and house, committee hearings had.
together with debate and a recorded
vote, whereupon the bill exactly as it
Miss Agnes Irwin, dean of Radcliffc
college and great granddaughter of
Franklin. Men of international fame
will participate in the celebration,
which will continue three days.
MERIT LAW CASE STRICKEN
Washington, D. C, April 17. Follow
ing is a brief resume taken from the
official records of yesterday's proceed
ings in both houses of congress:
SENATE Mr. Tillman, at the open
ins of the session, offered a resolution
providing for an Inquiry by the com
mittee on finance into contributions by
national banks to campaign commit
tees. It went over. Mr. Heyburn spoke
at length on the railav rate bill. The
Indian appropriation lill waa taken up
for committee amendments, but was not
completed. At 5 oVJoirk adjournment
was taken until todaj-.
HOtrSK Rules were? suspended and a
number of important,' measures passed.
One was for the removal of the tax on
denatured alcohol rendered unfit for
beverag-es. Another forbade the impor
tation or carriage by interstate com
merce of falsely Rtamped articles of
precious metals. A third extended the
time when the coastwise laws of the
t'nited States shall itpply to the Phil
ippines to April 11, 1909. The bill per
mitting national banks to loan 10 per
cent of their capital and surplus to one
individual or corporation, instead of 10
per cent of the capital alone., was pass
ed, as was. a concurrent resolution au
thorizing the clerk to restore to the
bill providing for ther disposition of th
affairs of the tive ctvilied tribes the
part proposed to be stricken out in one
of the amendments f the senate. At
B:15 p: m. the house took a recess until
11:30 a. m. today, i .
LADR0NES CAPTURE RIFLES
Philippine Bandits Break Into and
Loot Constabulary Headquarters.
Manila, April 17. One of the boldest
exploits in the American experience of
"ladronism" in the Philippines was car
ried out at Malolos, the capital of the
province of Bulacan, in the island of
Liuzon, only 20 miles from Manila, yes
terday. Forty ladrones raided the head
quarters of the Philippine constabu
lary in the center of the city, captured
20 rifles, and escaped after killing
three men and losing one of their num
ber. A detachment of police constab
ulary has. gone in pursuit.
ODD FELLOWS TO BANQUET
Rock Islanders Invited to Be Guests of
Encampment No., 3, I. O. O. F. ,of
Davenport has issued invitations to
the degree staff of Encampment No. 12
of this city and the members to attend
a banquet .at Odd Fellows hall in Dav
enport tomorrow evening at 7:30. A
Charge of Soliciting Campaign Funds
in State Institution Dropped.
Jacksonville, 111., April 17. A dis-
was initiated is to be referred to the missal lias been entered in the case
voters accompanied bv a competing tried for violation of the state civil
bill if congress so de sires. The vot- service law. un motion or &iaie s ai-
ers can take tneir cnoice or reject. i . '"""
both. Preceding this vote each candi- fal was entered for M. L.. Hlldrelh.
date, while un for election, is to be cnargeu wnn soliciting campaign
Dledced as follows: "If elected, I will funds at the state schools for the deaf.
obey the will of -my constituents when Hildreth has been in the hospital for
pxnressed bv referendum vote." three weeks suffering from an attack
Such is the svstem proposed. To es- or mood poisoning, lie was not pres-
tablish it in the house the candidates Knt when tne case was caned, i he
are to be questioned and such as refuse initial proceedings several months ago
to nledrp are to be foueht. were witnessed by all three or tne
..-. n,ri ith i.e-:i-i-t.,pe. c,v11 service commissioners, six attor-
To secure a majority vote in the , J r. " " . :
senate the program Is to pledge the . - -
ronf fr th Wiiaf,, ThJof attention was attracted to the case
r;; : un over the state. The tnai of the
atorial candidates as pledge, to vote to ca8G "L' however- ln a degree-
instruct the hold over senators, to vote lxJt"1 Ul Wie JU'-
to pnart a statute wherehv five ner
cent of the voters of the state may rlriALLY 111 A K Lb
can a special election ior a rereren-i
dum vote on a proposition to instruct
United States senators should one or
both of them fail to obey the legisla
ture's instructions, and to vote to enact
a statute that shall, supply the ma
chinery for verifying signatures to na
tional politics, and the taking of a ref
erendum vote decided by congress.
The pledging of a majority In the
legislatures of half the states is
GOOD HIS THREAT
Harry Spencer Nearly Mobbed
Chicago Shoots Wife at Minneapolis.
j large delegation from here will attend. money. He lost f 600.
Minneapolis, April 17. Harry Spen-
thp cer, who was nearly mobbed In Chlca-
aim of the referendum nrmnfeatlnni.. R. three weeks ago on account of his
That is the ioh hov hav h.fnro treats against his divorced wife, is
I now a fugitive from Justice while the
woman lies at St. Uarnauy s nospitai
Sterling Man Slurped and Robbed, with three bullet boles in her body and
Sterling, 111.. April 17. Earl H. Rey- with small chances of recovery, fcariy
nolds, a prominent manufacturer and I this morning Spencer intercepted his
inventor of this city, was lured to a j wife as she was returning from a so-
lonelv snot last nieht Klueeed. and cial entertainment with a party or
robbed of his diamond, watch, and friends, snooting her three limes. Mrs.
j Spencer Is his third wife.