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VOL. LV. NO. 188.
THE ARGUS, THURSDAY, MAY 24, 1906.
PRICE ,TWO CENTS.
Rock Island Man Has
Votes to Spare On
CHICAGO FOR PEORIAN
Illinois Veterans Complete
Business and Will Meet at
THANKS FROM COLONEL BUCK.
Galesburg, III., May 24. Editor
Argus: I desire to express my deep
appreciation to you personally for
what you have done, as a member
of the Tri-City Press club, and also
through the columns of The Argus,
in behalf of my candidacy for de
partment commander, Grand Army
of the Republic, and I sincerely
thank you for it all. Whether I had
been elected or not, your courtesy
and kindness would never be for
gotten. I wish through The Argus to
thank all who have approved of my
candidacy and loyally aided me.
Very truly yours,
EDWIN H. BUCK.
Galesburg, III., May 24. (To The
Argus). Private Buck is now a col
onel. Was elected commander on the
first ballot. JOHN RINCK.
Galesburg, III., May 24. (To The
Argus). Buck elected commander on
COLONEL E. H. BUCK.
Klected Commander of G. A. It., tiepart-ment-
the first ballot with a majority of 99
The Rock Island county delegation is
wild with enthusiasm. A band will
meet the delegation at the Rock Island
depot. L. M. MAGILL.
Galesburg. III.. May 24. (Special.)
E. H. Buck of Rock Island county was
elect eI commander of the department
of Illinois. G. A. R.. this morning on
the first ballot, defeating Elliott Cal
ender of Peoria by 110 votes.. Other
officers were elected as follows:
PRIVATE E. H. BUCK.
An He Appeared In 1861.
Senior Vice Commander Charles B.
Junior Vice Commander W. E.
Department Chaplain G. R. Van
Medical Director E. P. Murdock,
'Assistant Adjutant General Charles
A. Partridge. Waukegan.
District Delegate to. National En-
(Continued on Page Five.)
OF THE G. A. R.
ISSUES AI1E DRAWN
Speeches in Congress Show How
Parties Will Line Up in
SHARP CLASHES OVER TARIFF
Williams Declares Protection Bribes
and Corrupts Friends of Good
Washington, May 24. The railroad
rate bill will be taken from the speak
er's table tomorrow and sent to con
ference. This action has been decid
ed on by Hepburn, chairman of the
committee on interstate commerce.
Free Alcohol Paaaea.
Washington, May 24. The free alco
hol bill passed the senate as reported
from the committee.
No Mention of Tjpe.
Washington, May 24. The sundry
civil bill, when reported from the com
mittee on appropriations will not con
tain anything suggesting the type of
canal to be constructed at Panama. It
will appropriate for the canal on the
basis of a lock system.
Washington. May 24. Issues destin
ed to be uppermost between the two
great parties during the coming cam
paign are already being joined, if the
speeches now being made in the
houses are a safe index. Several weeks
ago Paine of Illinois made a carefully
prepared speech on the watch trust, as
serting that the manufacturers in the
United States had one price for
watches at home and a lesser price
Yesterday in the house Charles B.
Landis of Indiana in a sense answered
Annvrered ly W I II lam m.
Other speeches were made by Wil
liams of Mississippi, minority leader,
in answer to Landis, and by Longworth.
who advocated increased pay for diplo
matic officers. In his answer to Landis
Williams told of conditions leading up
to the appearance of Coxey's army on
the grass about the capitol years ago.
He stated he had walked through Cox
ey's army, and at that time the Wilson
Gorman bill was under discussion in
the senate. He insisted the govern
ment was still operating under the Mc
Kinley bill at that time and that rev
enues were being collected under that
Williams said he was encouraged in
the fight the democrats were making
in favor of tariff reform because of a
number of republican leaders who were
dashing to the relief of the present pro
tective tariff. He said the sledge-hammer
debater, Hepburn of Iowa, the
chaste and brilliant Boutelle. and even
the humorist of the republican side,
Cushman of Washington, had all been
commanded to support the protection
Mr I he and Corrupt.
. It was Williams' solemn belief that
the worst thing about the protective
tariff was that it bribes and corrupts
the friends of good government. He
said republicans would come into the
democratic party and say to the friends
of free trade, "we will protect you
against frost, we will protect you
against hail," and so the democrats
yielded. And even he had been indi
rectly approached along similar lines,
but he has been thus far able to say,
"Get thee behind me, satan."
Washington. D. C. May 24. Repre
sentative Dalzell of Pennsylvania de
livered an interesting speech today dur
ing the consideration of the diplomatic
and consular appropriation bill.
OF TWO STATES
Pennsylvania and Iowa Tickets Placed
in Field by the
Harrisburg. Pa., May 24. The prohi
bition state convention today nominat
ed a mixed ticket for state offices to be
voted for at the next general election.
William H. Berry, democrat, who was
elected state treasurer as a fusionist
last November, was named for gov
ernor. Des Moines, Iowa, May 24. L. S.
Coffin of Fort Dodge, was nominated
for governor by the prohibitionists of
Iowa in convention here yesterday.
Other nominations were as follows:
Lluetenant Governor K. W. Brown.
Secretary of State J. S. Ward, De
Treasurer of State George W.
Attorney General J. L. Watson.
TAKES THE MONEY
Trainmaster on Pennsylvania
Road Frank With Com
ALWAYS OUT FOR THE CASH
Cannot Refuse Coal Operators Who
Are Anxious to Pay
Philadelphia. May 24. When the in
terstate commerce commission resum
ed its hearings today in the investiga
tion, of the alleged discrimination in
the distribution of coal cars. Frederick
Vrooman. assistant trainmaster on the
Tyrone division of the Pennsylvania
railroad, was called to the witness
Dora Not Ilefuap.
"Have you anything to do with the
distribution of cars?" asked Mr. Glas
"Did you ever get any money from
the coal operators on your division?"
"Oh, yes," and Vrooman named half
a dozen coal operators who had paid
him money at various times in amounts
ranging from $3 to $20.
"Why did they give you this money?
Were favors granted?"
"Not that I recollect."
"Then why did you take the money?"
"Well, if there was money to be giv
en out I was there to take it."
"Is that your position now?"
"It always has been."
The witness said there was no scar
city of cars during the anthracite
strike. He denied furnishing cars to
certain companies at $20 and $.r0 a car.
Go From Detroit to Participate
Celebration Across the
Detroit. Mich. May 24. The Michi
gan National Guard battalion located in
this city, and the Michigan Naval Re
serve brigade are participating today
in a celebration of Empire day in
Windsor. Ontario, just across the river
from Detroit, and are fraternizing, par
ading and drilling with the Canadian
troops. A feature of the celebration
was the unveiling of a memorial foun
tain erected to the memory of Windsor
men who served in South Africa dur
ing the Boer war.
STATEMENT BY GOV. DENEEN UPHOLDS PRIMARY LAW
Springfield, 111.. May 24. The pri
mary election bill was signed yester
day afternoon by Governor Deneen. He
gave out the following statement:
The demand for primary legislation
arose out of the gubernatorial contest
in the republican party in 1904. There
were six candidates, five of whom made
a very general canvass throughout the
state. At the republican state conven
tion there were double delegations from
11 ceunties, and the republican state
convention unseated 112 delegates.
The democratic convention unseated
The republican party placed a plank
in its platform declaring for compul
sory primaries. The plank was neces
sarily general in its terms because no
consensus of opinion could be arrived
at regarding the details of such a meas
ure. When the 44th general assembly
convened in January, 1905, the commit
tee on primaries was one of the first
appointed. In its consideration of this
subject it was discovered at once that
a great variety of conditions existed
in different parts of the state regard
ing primaries, and the general assem
bly agreed by 114 to 20 in the house,
there being only one vote against It in
the senate, that such different condi
tions required different laws. Hence
the general assembly enacted a ' law
for Cook county whereby the voters
were enabled to vote for United States
senator, governor, congressmen, mem
bers of the general assembly, mayor
of Chicago, and aldermen: but provided
for two tickets, a delegate ticket and
a candidate ticket, both of which were
to be printed and circulated by private
persons and might be marked outside
of the polls. The law retained conven
tions for the nomination of candidates.
' Applied to Olher Count Ira.
The other branch of the law applied
to the other 101 counties of the state.
In order to meet the different condi
tions there existing, it provided that
the counties might. In its discretion,
call for nominations either by a major
ity or by a plurality -vote. If by a ma
jority vote, in the event that no candi
date received a majority of all the votes
cast, then the nomination was to be
made by a majority of the delegates to
the county convention.
The electors of the party voted upon
candidates for delegates to the county
convention only. Delegates to state,
congressional and senatorial conven-j
tions (at which candidates . for state
senator and state representatives were
nominated), were to have been select-
?d by the county convention. It will
MYSTERIOUS STRANGERS LEAVE
THOUSANDS WITH BIG SHIPPERS
Latter Testify In Burlington Rebate Case They Cannot Identify
Parties and Do Not Know
Kansas City, Mo., May 24. More sen
sational testimony was brought out to
day in the trial of George H. Crosby,
traffic manager of the Burlington rail
way: George L. Thomas, freight bro
ker, and I-. B. Taggart, his clerk, on
the charge of conspiracy. T. H Mc-
Kittrick, president of the Hargadine
McKittrick Drygoods company of St.
Louis, testified he had employed Thom
as at a salary of $500 a year to look af
ter the interests of his firm in the mat
ter of railway rates and routing from
the east, and admitted he had received
various sums of money from "unknown
Strange lee of Unknown.
In one instance McKittrick testified
persons whom he did not know entered
his office in New York one day and
handed him a bundle of money contain
ing between $4,000 and $5,000. McKit
trick declared he did not know the man
who had given him this money, had not
since seen him, did not believe he would
be able to identify the man. and did not
know for what purpose. the money was
given him nor from what source it
Iteeelved I .urge Suuia.
Kansas City; May- 24. The testi:
mony of yesterday afternoon shows that
several firms whose representatives tes
tified received large sums of money
from mysterious sources after freight i
OPEN WARFARE RESULT OF ATTEMPT
TO REOPEN OHIO MINES WITH "SCABS
Smithfield. Ohio, May 24. War in
the eastern Ohio coal fields is on. Af
ter a night of almost constant firing in
the hills, the Plum Run mine opened
this morning for the first time in seven
Nonunion miners. 125 strong, march
ed down the hill toward the pits under
a heavy guard. They were greeted by
a fusillade of bullets from the bushes,
but no one was hurt.
If there is to be an actual battle, it
will scarcely be btfore night when the
nonunion men leave the mine. All
preparations are being made for active
Columbus, Ohjir, May 24. An effort
lo bring about a settlement of the min
ing controversy in Ohio at a confer
be noticed, therefore, that in counties
other than Cook, a voter had no direct
influence in the selection of delegates
to conventions at which law-making of
ficials were nominated.
It provided also for a vote on United
States senator, governor, congressmen,
state senators and state representa
tives (but one of whom should come
from the same county, where there
were three or more counties in a dis
trict). The ballots were to be printed
and circulated by private parties at pri
vate expense and could be marked out
side the polling places.
Xot l nlform.
The supreme court, on April 5. 190fi,
declared thi9 law unconstitutional, be
cause the law was not uniform in its
application. The governor, thereupon,
on the same day, called the general as
sembly in extra session to convene on
April 10, 1906. He realized that the
conditions remained after the law was
annulled and that it would be extreme
ly difficult to get a uniform law through
the general assembly to meet such dif
ferent conditions. He thought that
such an attempt would fail in the reg
ular session unless everything else was
sacrificed for it. The governor, realiz
ing the conditions and difficulties to be
enacted should embody at least these
"Provisions requiring each political
party to hold its primaries in very
county and township in the state on
the same day; that the day and hours
shall be fixed in the statutes; and
judges and clerks therefor shall be ap
pointed by the Judges of the county
court; that the names of all candidates
for offices shall be printed on the bal
lot, with squares In front of each, thus
giving to the voter an opportunity to
designate his choice. In short, that
primaries shall be held under the safe
guards which surround regular elec
tions." What In i'roTldril For. (
The law enacted at the extra session
(a) . A uniform date for all party
primaries (Aug. 4 for this year).
(b) . The hours for primaries to be
the same as those for regular elec
tions. (c) . The judges and clerks therefor
shall be the regularly constituted
judges and clerks for general elections.
(d) . That the place for holding pri
mary elections shall be the regularly
constituted place for holding general
(e) .; That the names of candldatesj
for United States senator, elective
by Whom They Were Sent
Facts Brought Out.
bills had been paid. Sometimes the
money came in express packages, al
ways from New. York, but none knew
who sent it. On the stand E. W. Frey
schlag of the Freyschlag Mercantile
company frankly referred to an agree
ment with G. L. Thomas, a freight bro
ker of New York, whereby his firm was
to receive 25 per cent rebates on
freight bills, and told how the money
was deposited in New York to the
firm's credit by one "Jackson," a per
son whom he did not know. He could
not remember whether he or Thomas
had suggested the use of the name.
Applied Weat of Itlvrr.
"Thomas was to look after our freight
business and take care of our claims."
said Freyschlag in his testimony, "and
we were to receive rebates on all
freight destined to points west of the
Mississippi river. This was 25 per
cent." He admitted he received these
The cross examination by the gov
ernment of Freyscnlag was somewhat
startling. He admitted that he had
agreed to use the name "Jackson" be
cause he "thought there might be some
thing criminal in this business. All
the shippers here are in the same box
with me." Freyschlag exclaimed defi
antly. "Instead of four years, this
thing has been going on 25 years not
at 25 per cent rebates, but at 40 per
ence between John H. Winder, chair
man of the "stand pat" operators of
Ohio. Indiana, and Illinois. William H.
Green, president of the Ohio miners,
and Rev. Roderick MaeLachen, a Cath
olic priest, last night failed and two
mines in Jefferson county resumed op
erations with non union men today.
The mines were defended by stockades
and a Maxim gun, and a company of
armed Pinkerton men.
Quake at Cleveland.
Cleveland. May 24. An earthquake
shock lasting 4S seconds was record
ed here yesterday upon the seismo
graph at St. Ignatius college. The in
itial movement came from the east
and t lie return shock from the west.
state officers (except university trus
tees), congressmen, members of the
board of equalization, state senators,
and representatives and county officers
shall appear on the ballot in alphabet
ical order, with squares in front of
each. Each official ballot shall be
printed by the county and voted secret
ly under the Australian ballot system.
(f) . That a delegate ballot shall be
printed and circulated by private per
sons, everybody being accorded that
privilege, supplies of which may be
left with the judges inside the polling
place for the use of voters; the ballot
to be voted secretly.
(g) . The delegate district was made
necessary by the decision of the su
preme court requiring uniformity.
Heretofore in Cook county the dele
gate district was the political unit from
which delegates were sent direct to
state, congressional, senatorial and
county conventions. In the other coun
ties, the county was the political unit.
The voters elected delegates to the
county conventions only, and the county
conventions selected delegates to state,
congressional and Senatorial conven
tions. It was necessary to make the
district the political unit, because, if
the county were made the unit. Cook
county would have to select, in county
conventions, delegates to its 10 con
gressional districts and 19 senatorial
districts. This' could not be, because
the law would not permit voters to se
lect delegates to any congressional or
senatorial convention except from those
districts in which they lived. But, for
convenience, it was provided that the
voters vote in election precincts, the
results to be certified to the county
clerk, who issues the credentials.
I'owrr tliiMt be Given.
A delegate district is defined in the
act, but because a primary election is
a party matter, the power to designate
the primary election precincts which
shall constitute a district (which must
be compact and contiguous) was lodg
ed in the county committees of each
(h). The delegates are instructed
to cast one ballot for those candidates
(except county officers) who receive a
plurality of the votes in the delegate
district. It would have been idle to
have the instructions bind longer, be
cause so long as obeyed each ballot
would have been a repetition of the
first. It is believed that the delegates
selected will follow faithfully the will
of the TOters, as expressed at the polls.
(Continued on Page Two.)
UNION OF PRESBYTERIAN
Russian Government Halts on
Dangerous Ground Regard
HAND OF TREPOFF IS SEEN
Would Make Judges of Justice of Im
prisonment Those Who Caused
St. Petersburg, May 24. The gov
ernment seems to be hesitating about
executing the resolution taken a week
ago to grant partial amnesty.
The official statement was issued
last night justifying the government
in not granting plenary amnesty,
seems designed to pave the way for a
refusal on the ground that in the
present circumstances released politi
cal prisoners deserving freedom can
be left to local authorities.
Im .MoHt Irritating;.
Nothing could be more irritating to
the liberals than for the emperor to
delegate the discretion of granting par
don to the very men responsible for
the wholesale arrests which occurred
during the winter, and such a decision
is sure to arouse a storm in the lower
house and increase danger of conflict.
The hand of (Jen. Trepoff is seen in
this new shift in the government's po
sition and again raises the specter of a
TO MEET HIS BRIDE
Sets Out With Brilliant Suite
Ceremony in Royal Wed
Madrid, May 24. King Alfonso, ac
companied by Premier Moret. Minister
of War Dp Luque.and a brilliant suite of
officials and court dignitaries, left Ma
drid this afternoon tor the frontier
where he will meet the future queen
of Spain. Vast crowds witnessed the
king's departure, which inaugurated
auspiciously the events attending the
London. May 24. Princess Kna and
her mother. Princess Henry, of Batten
borg. left London for Spain, at the
frontier of which King Alfonso will
await his future bride.
EPITOME OF DOINGS IN
Washington, D. C, May 24. Follow
ing is a brief resume taken from the
official records of yesterday's proceed
ings in both houses of congress.
SKSATK Hji if a dozen bills to which
no objection wax made were pussi-il. al
ter which the senate devoted the re
mainder of the day to the immigration
bill, consisting of a series of amend
ments to the existing- law designed to
bring about a better distribution of the
immigrants throughout the country.
After long discussion the bill was pass
ed. At j:2 p. in. adjournment until
todav was taken.
not NI0 Keublican and democratic
leaders clashed In the house, clearly de
fining the issues of the neact campaign.
The fireworks began when the session
opened. Mr. Williams demanding a roll
call on the motion to go into executive
session for further consideration of the
diplomatic and consular service hill.
This he tailed to get. Charles IJ. 1,hii
dis of Indiana made a '"standpat" speech
on the tariff, and Mr. Williams replied
to him. Mr. Longworth spoke, advo
cating the ownership by the government
of the legations abroad. Adjournment
until today was taken at r:2 p. m.
SUNDAY SCHOOL OFFICERS
State Association Elects Peoria Man
Kankakee, 111.. May 24. The follow
ing officers were elected by the Illinois
State Sunday School association:
President Rev. J. O. Brooks, Peoria.
Vice President Rev. J. G. Evans,
General and Financial Secretary
W. B. Jacobs. Chicago: assistants,
Misses Mary Bragg and Mamie Gordon
Treasurer John Farsoh. Chicago.
East St. lxuis was selected for next
BURTON WILL NOT GIVE UP
Contends Supreme Court Decision
Leaves His Case Just As It Was.
Washington, May 24. Senator Bur
ton of Kansas, whose sentence to jail
has been affirmed by the United States
supreme court, has announced that he
has no intention of resigning. The
granting of a stay of CO days in his
case leaves It, he contends, just where
It was before the court's decision. Mr.
Burton had a conference yesterday
with Senator Burrows, chairman of the
senate committee on privileges and
elections, in reference to the resolu
tion introduced by Senator Hale, Mr.
Burrows stated the committee would
consider Mr. Burton's contention when latter. The work of the board of pub
it met to take up the resolution. 'lication was approved by the assembly.
Des Moines Assembly
Wild With Enthusi
asm Over Vote.
BUT TWO OPPOSING
Commissioners Who Had Cour
age of Convictions Near
Des Moines, Iowa, May 24. "I do
solemnly declare and here publicly an
nounce basis of reunion and union is
now in full force and effect and that
the Cumberland Presbyterian church is
now reunited with the Presbyterian
church in the United States of America
as one church."
With these words uttered before the
general assembly today. Moderator
Corbet t. officially established the union
of the Cumberland chinch with the
Presbyterian church in the United
States of America, and the big assem
blage burst into a storm of rejoicing.
Handclapping. cheering anil waving of
handkerchiefs gave expression to the
unalloyed pleasure. A consummation
devoutly wished and worked for
through many years, despite many ob
stacles, had become a reality.
The most intensely dramatic scene
of the ceremonies attending the formal
union of the churches was the vote
against the union by two commission
ers. Moderator Corbett put the ques
tion which was in the form of a resolu
tion and called for an affirmative vote,
to be expressed by the commissioners
rising to their feet. Instantly the as
sembly hall was converted into a
stamping, cheering crowd.
CmIIm for Tlione Opoael.
As the handclapping and cheering
died down and the commissioners took
their heats, the moderator said: "All
who are of the opinion that the motion
should not prevail will please rise." A
lauga wmt around the hall, for it was
beli ved the request was a mere for
mality and would meet with no re
sponse. To the nstonii-hrrient of all
present, two commissioners rose to
Were Nearly Molthril.
Pandemonium broke loose and If was
feared for an Instant indignities would
be offered the lonely men who opiios
ed the union. One of the men was Dr.
William Iauri of Dell font e. Pa.; nud
the other Rev. Roger F. Cressey of
Jacksonville. III. Dr. Iaurle is a stal
wart Scotchman and his personality
dominated the convention.
4uelln of 'onaclrnce.
"Greatly as I dislike to record my
vote against this union, and deeply at
I feel the pain of being forced to dis
agree with my fathers and brothers,
yet I cannot conscientiously vote for
this union. It is purely a question be
tween me and God. I have to oppose
Rev. Cressey said: "This is a mat
ter of conscience with me. I cannot
honestly vote for the union."
Immediately after the adoption of the
resolution two representatives from
the Cumberland assembly were Intro
duced to the assembly, which came
to its feet and applauded, cheered, and
waved hats and handkerchiefs for
minutes. The visitors were Professor
W. H. Black of Lexington, Ky., and Dr.
B. H. Fullerton of St. Louis. Both
mtn made speeches expressing their
gratification at the union.
The assembly telegraphed the Cum
berland assembly at Decatur of the
action on the question of union imme
diately after the juncture was declared,
operative, and received a telegram in
reply .containing congratulations, an
nouncing the official receipt of the In
formation and the adjournment of the
The proposed federation of the evan
gelical churches of the country for
charitable and humane work was aa im
proved by the assembly. The federa
tion excludes the Unitarian church by
the terms of its preamble to Its agree
ment, because the Unitarians disclaim
the divinity of Christ.
t'umhrrlaarf Aaaeiublj Flalakra.
Decatur. 111.. May 24. The Cumber
land Presbyterian general assembly
nearly completed Its business last
night and would have adjourned but.
waited the action of the Presbyterian
assembly on the question of union. A
delegation was apjiolnted to visit the
assembly at Des Moines immediately
after the adjournment of the Cumber
land body to bear the greetings of the
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