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VOL,. LV. NO. 170.
THE ARGUS, THURSDAY, MAY 8, 190G.
PRICE ,TWO CENTS.
STRIKE IS SURE INSURGENTS
SEE MORE ASSETS
D0W1E IS SINKING
Roosevelt Explains Re
fusal of Aid From
FOR FRISCO SUFFERERS
Declined Only When Offered
Vote of Thanks.
Washington, May 3. A special mes
sage was sent to congress today by
President Roosevelt in which he ex
plained the attitude of this govern
ment regarding the offer of contribu
tions to the San Francisco sufferers
from foreign countries. The president
says that where contributions were
made to this government he did not
feel warranted in accepting them.
But where they were made to the citi
zens' relief committee of San Francis
co no official action was or could be
taken in regard to them.
loa on Hate Bill.
The message indicates the govern
ments of the entire civilized world
properly responded in messages of
sympathy and many of them with con
tributions. The president in concluding
says: "Appropriate expressions of
gratitude to all these friends have
been made and returned by the state
department or by myself, but it seems
to me the real depth of grateful feel
ing awakened in our people by all
these evidences of genuine sympathy
and friendship should be expressed
also by formal action of the supreme
legislative power of the nation. I re
commend the passage by congress of
an appropriate resolution to that end."
Xwirly AH Heard From.
Washington. May 3. When the rail
road rate bill was taken up in the sen
ate today. Nelson spoke in opposition
to Bailey's amendment depriving the
inferior federal courts of power of sus
pending orders of the interstate com
merce commission. The house today
began consideration of the naval ap
Not I.lkely to Fix Type.
Washington. May 3. Congress s
not likely to pass legislation determin
ing the type of the Panama canal. Al
though no vote was taken, that was
the drift of the discussion by the sen
ate committee on interoceanic canals,
in session three hours yesterday. The
eentiment expressed by an overwhelm
ing majority of the committee was that
the present law, the Spooner act, in
tended to provide for a lock canal, and
that congress having one decided this
question, should not alter its decision,
especially as the administration charg
ed with construction favors that plan.
The senators who were pronounced
in their support of the administration,
which desires to build the canal in
compliance with plans recommended
by a minority of the board of consult
ing engineers, were Millard, Knox,
Hopkins, Simmons. Piatt, and Dryden.
Kittredge and Taliaferro spoke in fa
vor of the sea level plan, while Mor
gan said he preferred his own plan
and was inclined not to vote on the
question at all.
Much to Inrentiicate.
The senate committee has many
questions it desires to consider in con
nection with the government of the
canal zone, and it is believed at the
next executive session a vote will be
taken not to report a bill on the type
of the canal.
During the discussion Secretary
Taft's report was quoted as follows:
"If congress decides in favor of a lock
canal, or if it chooses not to make
any decision at all and is willing to
leave the situation as it is upon the
law as it' Is, the president will not hes
itate to adopt the plan recommended
by , the minority, with some possible
modification, and proceed to speedy
construction on the great waterway
at an 85-foot level."
Rooaevelt on Standard Oil.
Washington, May 3, The president
tomorrow will send to congress Gar
field's report on the oil industry, with
a special message of comment.
Sustain Smoot Charge.
Washington. May 3. A poll of the
senate committee on privileges and
elections developed the fact that a ma
jority will vote to sustain the charges
against Senator Smoot, but the full
strength of opposition cannot be held
for the report recommending the ex
clusion of the senator, which would re
quire only a majority vote of the sen
ate. In view of this, those who be
lleve the charges against Smoot wen
proved, are seeking an agreement bj
which a report cannot be made In fa
vor of unseating him and without tak
ing into consideration the constitution
al questions involved. If this is done
It would leave to the senate the deter !
Anthracite Miners Seem Inclined
to Follow No Other
conyentiom at scranton
Committee Reports Failure Mitchell's
Plans Are Not Made Pub
lic. Scranton. Pa.. May 3. Six hundred
u.kc ucm ui fjuiiu luiuc iv ii ti
ers assembled in convention this morn
ing to decide whether or not there will
be a strike to force their demands
made uion the anthracite operators.
President Mitchell presided. After the
appointment of committees a recess
was taken until after noon.
Strike Smiin Inevitable.
Scranton, Pa., May 3. A strike in
the anthracite recion seems inevitable.
In presenting his report Mitchell said
the committee regretted to report it
was unable to secure an increase in
wages or improvement in conditions
from tnp nnprarnrs Tho fimveritinn
, ' .
went into executive session, but the
temper of the delegates was apparent.
and what Mitchell may have to offer
STOCK MARKET IS
Sharp Break Early in Day Met by
Prompt Support No Heavy
.cw xuiu, ..id o. me 51UCK mar-
'V- 1- o rrn -L 1
nj.tuua l.uu u.enieu name oi miuu
after the exneripncp of vpctprrtn v'a
,1 .. - 1 1 f . 1 I
commotion. There were moderate
gains at the opening, but there was no
large buying on demand, although
some prominent speculative stocks
were heavily dealt in before the end of
the first hour, there was a sharp break
all around, led by Reading. Prompt
support met the break and the decline
was checked, but the tone of the mar
ket continued feverish.
FORMER COLLEGE PROF.
FOUND TO BE A FORGER
Michael aAngelo McGinnis, Prominent
Educator, Made Bogus Deed
to a Lot.
Kansas City. May 3. Michael An-
gelo McGinnis, a former college pro
fessor and author of a standard work
on mathematics was mnvirtpd nf fnr.
- gery yesterday 'and was sentenced to
10 years in the penitentiary. McGin
nis and a confederate forged a deed
to a city lot and sold the property.
McGinnis was for three years princi
pal of the high school at Oconto, Wis.
BANKRUPTCY FOR IROQUOIS
Company Is Ruled on by Court in Jer
sey City, N. J.
Chicago, May 3. The Iroquois The
ater company has been adjudicated a
bankrupt in Jersey City, N. J., with
the result that about 2.000.000 in dam
age suits resulting from the Iroquois
fire apparently will be of no value. The
proceedings were involuntary and were
begun March 26. A meeting of credit
ors will be held May 11, when a trustee
will be appointed.
CLARK WILL QUIT
PLACE IN SENATE
Montana Millionaire Publishes Signed I
Statement in His Home
Butte, Mont., May 3. In a signed
statement appearing today in the Butte
Miner, his own paper, Senator W. A.
Clark of Montana announces he is not
a candidate for renomination to the
CADETS RISE IN MUTINY
Four Expelled for Threatening Fac
ulty in New Mexican Academy.
Roswell, N. M., May 3. Nine cadets
were expelled from the New Mexican
military academy here yesterday as a
result of a mutiny in which 40 cadets
were involved and in which violence
against the faculty was threatened for
Electrocution at Galesburg.
Galesburg, 111., May 3. While Har
din McCullough was repairing an elec
tric light wire at the top of a tall pole
last night a current of 2,300 volts pass
ed through his body, killing him in
stantly. Young As tor Married.
London, May 3. Mrs. Nannie Lang-horne-Shaw
and Waldorf Astor were
married here Monday.
mination of the question whether a ma
jority or two-thirds vote is required to
unseat bim. -.-..aM
Do Not Like Plan Shurt-
leff Foisted on Leg
islature. SAT DEFEAT IS SURE
Magiil Refuses to Serve
Committee Named to
Springfield, 111., May 3. (Special.)
I Talks with some of the leading direct
primary law advocates among the re-
publicans of the house this noon re
1 vealeu the ract that they were not
Lg well leased witn the propo3e1 bi
.... s o ,,.
wth the senate bm am, unless tue
gjj bm ig u modified they
TV Itl t-rLC Vl 4 1, TV UIVU 1UV. (A J-i O llo
MurIU Drollupn lo Serve,
Magill of Rock Island county and
Heinl of Morgan county refused yester
day to be members of the committee
to draft a bill along the lino of Shurt-
,eff s resolution. The house this morn
I ing debated the democratic bill. Dough-
lerty, Mcuorty, and Comerford spoke
in its favor. Comerford attacked Gov
ernnr Dpnouii savlnir the pnvprnnr wne
I c- -
cimnlv t,bv1nr r.r.liira Tha nthpr
snpakprs snk. the hill was nnrplv an
Shanahan was in the chair, and
Shurtleff moved to adjourn until S
o'clock tonight in order that the re
publicans might caucus at 4 o'clock on
the propsed Shurtleff . bill, which mo
tion carried by a party vote.
ChlrneoniiR on ; round
Springfield, 111., May 3 A delega
tion of 70 persons from Chicago, head
ed by Mayor Dunne, appeared before
the legislature yesterday afternoon to
urge the passage of a bill providing
for a direct primary law
limine (niu'im Cet Hiimj-
At the republican house caucus in
the afternoon a committee was ap
pointed to draft a primary bill pro
viding for the election of delegates
from primary districts to conventions
by plurality vote, said delegates to
vote for candidates who carried the
Primary district by a plurality vote.
conventions to nominate uy majority
votes of delegates and the county com-
CONDITIONS AS THEY ARE ON THE ISTHMUS OF PANAMA
Red Tape Impairs Government's
BY WOODWORTH CLUM.
SPECIAL. rORUESPONDENCK TO
. THE ARGI'S.
Colon. Panama, April 1C The
Steamship Agents' Association of Co
Ion, representing all the principal
steamship lines that operate either to
or from Colon, has just adopted a re
solution that hereafter no order for
transportation issued by the United
States government will be honored un
less accompanied by cash.
By this action the agents are merely
paying their compliments to govern-
mental red tape. They claim that in
the past they have issued transporta
tion upon a governmental order; that
they have sent again and again to the
disbursing officer for their money, but
that so much trouble has been encoun
tered and so great delay caused in the
matter of payment, that their present
action is necessary for their self-pre
Where else in the world is the Unit
ed States government denied credit?
Nearly every line involved in this
"strike" is of European ownership, and
the story goes across the sea that our
methods are so wearisome and en
tangling that the agents at Colon can
not do business with us.
There are two or three interesting
stories In reference to the administra
tion of justice on the canal zone. In
the first place, there is no, jury sys
tem that basic principle upon which
the entire structure of American juris
prudence is founded. I understand
that this fact has already been
brought to the attention of Secretary
Taft and that he has said that condi
tions are such that the jury system is
impracticable at present
But down here we have been unable J
to ascertain the reasons why the jury
is impracticable. There are some 3,000
or more white people on the zone, and 'nelly were that he got drunk at Pan
surely it would be possible to secure ama, which city Is also in the Pana
12 fair minded men among this num- man republic and entirely without the
ber, whenever an offense is of suffi- jurisdiction of the United States,
cient gravity to warrant a jury trial. 5 I do not care to defend insobriety,
Those in Charge of Affairs of
American Reserve Bond Com
pany Make Find.
SOME IN OTHER STATES
Bond of Receiver Increased Fifty
New Complaints Filed With
Chicago, May 3. Fifty more com
plainants entered today into the at
tack upon the American Reserve Bond
company in the United States court.
Judge Bethea allowed them to file an
intervening petition. Their claims
against the company aggregate $20,
The court has ordered that the bond
of the Western Trust & Savings bank,
acting as receiver, be increased from
$20,000 to $250,000, because of the dis
covery that the bond company has
$33,000 on deposit in local banks and
securities valued at $300,000 in a safe-
y deposit vault in the city.
More in Other StnfpN.
It was declared in court by the re
ceiver, in addition to the assets held
n the city, the company has $230,000
leposited with state officials in Ken
tucky and $1,200,000 in Missouri.
CLERK TOOK CASH
Harvey B. Hutchinson, for 12 Years
Postoffice Employe Confesses
Theft of $10,000.
Peoria 111., May 3 Short nearly $10,
000 in his accounts, Harvey B. Hutch
inson, money order clerk in the Peoria
postoffice has confessed his guilt.
Speculation, he said, had caused the
losses, which have all come within the
past nine months. Hutchinson made
his confession to retiring Postmaster
W. E. Hull and left jhe city for In
dianapolis before the postal authori
ties could get hold of fcim, saying that
he intended to raise tljo money among
relatives and repay tjie full amount.
The defaulting clerk had been em
ployed in the Peoria postoffice for
twelve years, and in business and soc
ial circles was considered above re
mittee and decide whether candidates
for county offices should be nominated
in. or by, eon vent ionjs. This to in
clude candidates for till county, sen
atorial, congressional iind state olfices.
Dr. A. Judson Bdoth Guilty.
Chicago. May 3. for. A. Judson
Booth was found guiltp and sentenced
to 18 years on serious charges made
by young girls.'
Credit, Foreign Agents Demanding Cash American System of
in Canal Zone High Prices Paid
There have been more
than forty erini-
inal cases in the Cristojbal circuit with
in the past year and.
same average has Lei!
a half. If the
i maintained in
the other two circuits,
ft here have been
120 cases on the zona
1905. The fact as well as the law in
these cases has been determined by
individual judges, sitting alone.
Fortunately, in the (Cristobal circuit,
where I had the best (opportunities for
observation, the people have unlimited
confidence in the circuit j'idge, Lorin
C. Collins, formerly of Chicago, a man
who served as speaker of the lower
branch of the Illinolsjlegislature, and
who served two yearns on the bench
prior to his appointment on the canal
zone. But notwithstanding this confi
dence in Judge Collins' ability, integ
rity, and absolute i npartiality, the
people with whom 1 talked, without
exception, wondered i by the jury sys
tem has not been es ablished in this
far away strip of Anierican soil.
I have further observed that the
canal authorities are in the habit of
deporting American citizens from Co
lon, which you must remember is in
the republic of Panama. There are
several cases, but I will confine myself
to that of a foreman named Connelly,
from New Orleans. Connelly worked
at Empire, a station in the canal zone,
but last New Year's eve, he indiscreet
ly went to Panama and imbibed too
freely. He was charged with being
drunk, and discharged.
So far so good. But then he was
taken into custody by the zone police,
locked up in the jail and later sent to
the calaboose at Cristobal, merely
upon the assumption of the authorities
that he was "interfering with the pro
gress of the canal work." I discussed
this case with Mr. Reed, the executive
secretary at Panama, and he admitted
that the only charges against Con
Two Anarchists in Paris
Meet With Accident
in a Park.
BAFFLES THE POLICE
Danger of Strike Trouble Not
Yet Ended Men Still
Paris, May 3. A bomb explosion oc
curred in the Forest of Vincinnes at 2
this afternoon, killing a Russian nam
ed Strie, and dangerously wounding a
companion named Boussnoff. The two
men were proceeding through the wood
each carrying a bomb with the evident
purpose of hiding them for future use.
While so doing the bomb which Strie
carried exploded, killing him instantly.
Police at Sea.
Bonsnoff was struck by fragments of
the bomb and fearfully lacerated. The
police have not yet been able to estab
lish the identity and connections of
the men. The remaining bomb has
not yet been examined owing to the
danger of handling it.
Strike Not Yet Kndcd.
Paris, May 3. The general strike
shows evidence of disruption, a great
number of trades still refusing to re
turn to work until their demands are
granted. The center of the city is en
tirely normal but detachments of
troops continue to occupy the strate
gic positions. Minor disorders are re
ported in the outlying factory districts.
SHOOTS DAUGHTER'S SUITOR
lllinoisan Kills Admirer Whom He Had
Told to Cease Visits.
Pana. III., May 3. Burton Price shot
and killed Hiram Heuton at llerrick
near here, because the latter was pay
ing attention to Price's daughter. Price
had ordered 1 1 en ton to cease calling at
his place, but HenUm made another
visit. A quarrel ensued and Henton
was killed. Price was arrested.
Six Killed by Explosion.
Winnipeg, aianitooa. .May As a
result of a powder explosion from a
missed nolo in uaiiaglicr s camp.
west of .Midway, five Italians and one
colored man were killed. The verdict
was accidental death. A dozen men
were injured by flying rock.
but in this work-a-day world it is con
sHiered a minor offense against the
laws of the country. And in this In
stance the offense was committed in a
foreign country. Rut suppose Connel
ly had committed murder or had rob
bed the elastic exchequer on the canal
zone. Where is the authority for jail
ing him, carrying him outside (lie can
al zone, through a portion of the Pan
aman republic, and finally forcibly de
porting him aboard a steamer from the
foreign port of Colon? By what righ
does the canal administration ever
put him outside of its jurisdiction? It
is in direct violation of the law to de
port an American citizen from Amer
ican shores or across an American
boundary line. Here we not only ac
complish this, but we carry him, under
arrest, to Colon, and there deport him
back to the United States.
Connelly's case is interesting be
cause there are others, and also be
cause a prominent jurist has advised
me that the entire proceedings are
contrary to law and justice. This
man even left American territory be
fore he got drunk, and he got sober
before he returned. He was dis
charged. Was he permitted to get an
other job and make another trial? No.
I was told by an official that Gover
nor Magoon received a letter of in
struction from President Roosevelt, in
which he (the governor) was author
ized by the president to deport from
the canal zone any persons who "were
interfering with the progress of the
canal work." In the letter ordering
Connelly's tleportation, Governor Ma
eroon quoted this phrase as the reason
for the action. If Connelly's getting
drunk in a foreign country really in
terfered with the progress of the canal
work, then the canal work is very sus
ceptible to diminutive influences.
But suppose Connelly had blown up
every steam shovel in the zone and
had actually blocked the progress of
canal work? Where is the authority
for boxing him up and shipping him
(Continued on Page Two.)
Zion's Deposed Leader Bedfast
but Announces He Will
VOLIVA WOULD HASTEN DEATH
Best for People He Says Talks of Rid
ing Deacon Peters Out on a
Chicago, May 3. John Alexander
Dowie Is sinking slowly. Yesterday
his condition was such that he was
tillable to leave his bed. lie apparent
ly was much weaker than on the day
before but despite his serious condition
he announced with evident asperity
that he would hold a public meeting in
Shiloh tabernacle tonight.
Overseer Wilbur Glenn Voliva held
sway over the tabernacle last night
and talked to S.OOfl people. From the
attitude of the audience it was appar
ent that all Zion is in a worse state
of ferment than at 1 ho beginning of
the trouble in the city. Voliva declar
ed that the best thing for Dowie to do
was "to die and die quickly." The state
ment was greeted with applause and
with a round of "aniens."
Surk-nm t'e of Itnil.
General confusion was started when
the overseer followed this announce
ment with a statement that a move
ment was on foot among church lead
ers to ride Deacon J. F. Peters, one of
the "First Apostle's" followers, out of
town on a iail. Many in the audience
got up as if to carry out the plan, but
order was restored.
SOUTH AMERICA TO
SEE ANOTHER WAR?
Colombia and Venezuela on Verge of
Conflict Over Various Dif
ferences. Washington. May 3. Colombia and
Venezuela are worse estranged than
ever before as a result of the refusal
of Vice President Gomes, of Venezuela
to receive Dr. Herrera. minister pleni
potentiary, who went to Caracas three
weeks ago to perfect the treaty with
Venezuela for a settlement of disputes
between the two governments concern
ing navigation of rivers (lowing
through the two countries and com
merce, passing over common bound
aries. War is being freely talked in
South American diplomatic circles.
THAT NAMED SELF
Ohio Judge Goes the Limit in Inves
tigating Supposed Bri
bery. Marietta. Ohio. May 3. A great sen
sation was created here today when
Judge Jones instructed the grand jury
to thoroughly investigate reports of
boodling at the recent republican coun-
tv emventlon. The convention re-
nominated .Tones. Before the conven
tion, it is declared, there was a deter
mined light against him.
EPITOME OF DOINGS IN
Washington. D. C. May 3. Follow
ing Is a brief resume taken from the
official records of yesterday's proceed
ings in both houses of congress:
SE' ITKMr. Newlamls introluo'l .'i
resolution lirT-tinn th linance com
mittee of the senate .nil the ways ami
means committee of the house to con
sider the feasibility of the Rovernment
ruarniiteeinfT lonls to he issued by San
Francisco to provide money for the re
construction of the city. Hotli Air.
Flint and Mr. JVrkins or t'aniornia
deprecated the introduction of ttie
measure at this time, and said the Cali
fornia delegation should have ieen coj.
suited. The resolution was referred to
the committee on linance. Mr. Daniel
concluded his speech on the rate hill.
and then the army appropriation hill
was read. An amendment appropria
ting $1.50.(i0o for a supply depot at
Fort Mason. SSan Kranclseo. whs ac
cented, as was one appropriating !m.-
100 for a cable to l'anama. At :.o p.
n. adjournment until today whs taken.
IIOI si-; The nirricultural appropria
tion hill was completed and passed, In
dndinn the provision for the I'rce dis
tribution of seeds, which was carried
bv vote of 15.1 to S2. The hill car
ries $7.4X1.44t. The military Hcwdemy
appropriation bill, carry ins: $l.i.1.U.".
also was passed, after the deficiency
appropriation of $1,500,000 to complete
improvements at West Point had been
stricken out. At 5:20 p. m. adjournment
until today was had.
COMMENDED FOR BRAVERY
Members of Marine Corps Who Won
Washington, May 3. Gunnery Ser
geant B. A. Forester, Sergeant -Mc-Nally,
and Private Niemeyer are among
the members of the marine corps who
are to be reported to the president with
the recommendation that they be com
mended for their bravery and thought-
fulness at the time of the earthquake
in San Francisco.
Wraterloo, Iowa, May 3. Congress
man Birdsall was chosen by the repub
licans of the Third district here today
to succeed himself.
Thousands in Valuable
Paper Lost at
BANKS ARE DELAYED
Latest Estimate Places Loss
From Quake and Fire at
San Fiancisco, May 3. The laundry
in the rear of the main general hospi
tal at the Presidio burned early this
morning. The flames were extinguish
ed before they reached the main build
ing in which there are 1,000 patients.
'I'ImmihiiuiIm Horned In Safe.
Ravings banks are most anxious to
resume business, but are unwilling lo
jeopardize the interests of their depos
itors by opening the vaults before it
is safe to do fo. Within the past 27
hours there have been 570 safes and
vaults opened in the business district.
More than (0 per cent of these were
found intact. In many cases a pile of
ashes represented thousands of dollars
worth of accounts.
! I'u 1'inployrx.
The city government yesterday be
gan the work of paying out April sal
aries to the employes, adding nearly
$100,000 to the currency in circulation.
While It is difficult to give exact fig
ures as to losses and insurance in
connection with the fire, close esti
mates have been compiled which show
the actual property loss to the city was
close to $3.ri0,000,0)0.
No lnr of llnril Tim en.
San Francisco, May 3. Investiga
tion has demonstrated that the fear
San Fiancisco will suffer a period of
hard times as an aftermath of the fire
is unfounded. Careful estimates show
that within the next year there will be
over $200,0(i0.0(i0 available for the re
habilitation of the city.
It is expected a large part of this
money will come from eastern and
foreign capitalist?. The two weeks
that have elapsed since the day of the
earthquake have witnessed a transfor
mation from chaos to the regular or
der. The unburned section has been near
ly restored lo its normal condition. In
the burned districts each day brings
improvement, and the task of cleaning
up has been fairly started.
Over n Million on llnad.
Washington, May 3. The total
amount of money raised by the Amer
ican Ked Cross to date for the relief
of San Francisco is $1,738,000. Of this.
$100,000 lias been sent in cash to San
Francisco. $34.0iO spent for blanket
forwarded for relief work, and $2,000
used in buying provisions. The pres
ent balance is $1,302,000, which is be
ing held at ihe disposal of the San
Francisco Red Cross and relief com
mittee. HOCH WINS SPITE
OF KISSING CHARGES
Renominated for Governor of Kansas
by Republicans Balance of
Topeka, Kan.. May 3. The fctate re
publican convention nominated: Gov
ernor, Edward W. Hoch, Marion; lieu
tenant governor, William J. Fitzger
ald, Dodge City; secretary of state,
Charles E. Denton, Attica; auditor,
James M. Nation, Erie; treasurer,
Mark Tully, Independence; attorney
general, Fred S. Jackson, Greenwood.
The resolutions approve the party'-i
protective policy; laud the administra
tion of President Roosev lt, and es
pecially praise his position on railroad
rates. The remainder of the platform
is devoted to state affairs.
JOHN R. WALSH IS
HELD UNDER BOND
Commissioner Foote Fixes Security of
Former Chicago Banker at
Chicago, May 3. John It. Walsh,
former president of the defunct Chi
cago National bank, was today held
to the federal grand jury in bonds of
$50,000 by United States Commission
Certain Father Gapon Lives.
St. Petersburg, May 3. Officials of
the detective department say they do
not know the whereabouts of Father
Gapon, but have reason to believe lit
is alive In Finland. .