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VOL. LV. NO. 197.
THE ARGUS, MONDAY, JUNE 4, 190G.
PRICE ,TWO CENTS.
CQWUlTinMS 111! nHIRARfl NAME THE ISSUE
DIE BENEATH GAR
SENATOR BURTON QUITS
IN FEAR OF EXPULSION
STOCK YARDS REVOLTING
Tariff Declared Greatest Question
Before Country by Dem
ocrats. Eleven Killed and a Score Injured
in Trolley Wreck at
President Says in Sub
mitting His Report
URGES BEVERIDGE LAW
Rules of Common Decency Not
Observed in Preparing
Washington, June 4. When the
speaker laid before the house today
President Roosevelt's message and
summary of the investigation made by
Neill and Reynolds on the methods of
beef packers, great interest was dis
played by members in the message
Its reading was closely followed and
at its conclusion there was a show of
applause which was instantly checked
by the speaker referring the document
and the accompanying papers to the
committee on agriculture.
Ireldent' Menus ice.
The president's message follows
To the Senate and House of Repre
sentatives: I transmit herewith a re
port of James Branson Reynolds and
commissioner cnaries p. .Neiu. a spe
cial committee whom I appointed to in
vestigate into conditions in the stock
yards of Chicago and report thereon to
me. This report is of a preliminary
I submit it to you because it shows
the urgent need of immediate action by
congress in the direction of providing
drastic and thoroughgoing inspection
by the federal government in all stock
yards and packing houses and of their
products sooner or later entering into
interior or foreign commerce.
The conditions shown by even this
short inspection to exist in the Chicago
stockyards are revolting. It is imper
atively necessary in the interest of de
cency that they should be radically
changed. Under the existing laws it is
wholly impossible to secure satisfac
tory results. I urge the immediate en
actment into law of provisions which
will enable the department of agricul
ture adequately to inspect meat and
meat food products entering into inter
state commerce and to supervise the
methods of preparing the same and to
prescribe the sanitary conditions un
der which the work shall be performed.
Favor. Beveridjce Amendment.
I therefore commend to your favor
able consideration and urge the enact
ment of substantially the provisions of
the senate amendment commonly
known as the Beveridge amendment.
The committee's report says two and
a half weeks were spent in the investi
gation in Chicago. Absence of cleanli
ness was found everywhere in handling
meat being prepared for the various
meat food products. The parts that
are sent from the cooling room to the
departments where the various forms
of meat products are prepared are
bandied with no regard whatever for
cleanliness. Meat workers climb over
the heaps of meat, select the pieces
they wish and frequently throw them
down upon the dirty floor beside their
Not Broad Knoujth.
The report says the radical defect in
the inspection system is that it is con
fined at present by law to passing on
the healthfulness of animals at the
time of killing but that meat that is
used in sausage and various forms of
canned products and other prepared
meats and foods goes through many
processes, in all of which there is a
possibility of contamination through
unsanitary handling and further dan
ger through the use of chemicals.
During all these processes there is
no government inspection, although
these products when sent out bear la
bels stating they have been passed
upon by government inspectors. The
report arraigns the sanitary provisions
in the buildings as abominable, and
says men and women plunge their un--wasbed
hands into meat to be convert
ed into food products.
Vn to Government.
The report says the burden of pro
tecting the cleanliness and wholesome
ness of the products and the health of
the workers and improving conditions
must fall upon the national govern
ment. The department superintendents
seem to ignore all considerations ex
cept the account book, and proper care
of the products and of the health and
comfort of employes Is Impossible and
the consumer consequently suffers.
Tuberculosis victims expectorate on
the spongy wooden floors of dark work
rooms from which falling scraps of
meat are later shoveled up to be later
verted into.food products. "Even
he rdinarv decencies of life are com-
RESIGNED TO FATE
Kin Alfonrt Fnt Sonn.r or
m . r
SUSPECT COMMITS SUICIDE
Wedding Fete Reaches Climax in
Fight Which Queen Views
Madrid. June 4. That King Alfonso
fully expects to be the victim of an as
sassin is indicated by his statement to
. W. Whitridsre the American
to the royal wedding. Referring to the
bomb explosion the king said:
"Yes, fortunately, it was unsuccess-
iui, Dut it will come again. It may be
any time, perhaps tomorrow, perhaps
within a month, perhaps within a year
out it will come."
As the king made this statement at
the palace he shrugged his shoulders
and his face wore a look of calm resig -
nation as he gave this forecast of the
Bomb sunpeot Knda i.ife.
The capture and suicide Saturday
night at Torrejon de Ardos of Manuel
Morales, the chief suspect in the bomb
outrage against King Alfonso and
Queen Victoria, adds another dramatic
chapter to the incidents surrounding
the royal wedding.
Morales was recognized in the little
town of Torrejon de Ardos, midway be- wiiiinjr to iiy Tax.
tween Madrid and Alcala. A guard "But when we have sold our prod
sought to detain him, but Morales, ucts in Europe and returned from Liv
drawing a revolver, shot the guard erpool with the shoes, clothing, etc..
dead. Then he turned to flee, but a
number of the inhabitants of the town
were upon mm ana he sent a shot in
the region of his heart, expiring a few-
minutes later. Senor Cuesta. proprie
tor of the hotel from the balcony of
which Morales threw the bomb, viewed
the body this morning and completely
Identified it as that of his recent guest.
Ball Klclit Climax.
Madrid. June 4. The royal bull fight
Saturday afternoon was the climax of
the spectacularjuiagnificence attendant
upon the marriage of King Alfonso
and for the time being Madrid forgot
the horrors of the attemnt on the lives
of the royal people amid the brilliancy
and excitement of this national nao.
time. It was feared the event would
give another opportunity for an out
rage, but everything passed off auspic
iously. King Alfonso and Queen Vic
toria being continuously the center of
enthusiastic popular ovations.
The bull fight itself was a disap
pointment to the Spaniards, as some of
its usual blood-curdling features were
omitted, probably as a concession to
the queen. She viewed the gory spec
tacle without the least outward evi
dence of emotion. One maddened bull
literally tore a horse to pieces under
the railing of the royal box from which
Victoria looked down without shrink
ing. Eight bulls were dispatched.
OVERCOME BY SEWER GAS
John Palmquist of Moline, Rescued by
Neighbors Condition Critical.
John Palmquist, aged 65, was found
hv npie-hhnrs nhont 11 n'Hnok this
morning in a sewer ditch in the rear
of his home, 417 Fourth avenue, Mo-
line, nearly asphyxiated from sewer
gas. Mr. Palmquist had been digging
the trench, and the escaping gas over
came him. He was revived, but is still
in a very critical condition and the
accident may yet prove fatal.
Guetemalan Crisis Declared Past
Official Report to Wash
Washington, June 4. The Guatema
lan minister here today received a ca-
affairs. Barrios, stating the revolution- message direct from the office of Col
arv movement across the Salvador onel Greene in Cananea. denies the re-
boundary had met with utter defeat.
n.,.fnm,ion .rnnn. mpt th revolution-
. . j j
ary party ai asuuciuu itiua auu ucicai-
ZA L 11 lift VVlUf ivi-v - Ow - -
forces, the cablegram says, have been
triumphant all along the line and have
not met the slightest reverse any
Decorate Neighbors' Graves.
The Woodmen Memorial association
hid ceremonies at ChlnDlannock cem
etery yesterday, which were attended been no public excitement here over
by members of the Modern Woodmen the Cananea riot, though much con
of America and Royal Neighbors of cern was shown by American residents
Miners Resume Work.
Springfield. 111., June 4. Thirty
thousand coal miners who have been
on strike the past two months resum-
ed work throughout the state this'
BANQUET OF REFORM CLUB
John SharP Williams, Pr.ncipal Speak
I r paue Trihnt n W J.
New York. June 4. Tariff reform
was the slogan at the dinner given by
the Reform club at the Hotel Astor
The names of Bryan. Cleveland. Par
ker, and Watterson were used with all
the eloquence at the command of the
speakers to give the tariff an impetus
that would carry it into the national
campaign of 190S as the dominant is
sue. Letters of regret were read from
rover Cleveland, Alton B. Parker, and
l tienry watterson
Tribute to W. J. Ilrynn
The principal speaker of the even
ing was John Sharp Williams, the dem
ocratic leader in congress. He said in
I " an greatly interested in the read
I Ing of the letters of regret from men
like Cleveland and Watterson, who
have expressed an idea that has been
1 more eloquently set forth by William
Jennings Bryan and should be the slo
I Kan of the next campaign. The tariff
lis not only the .mother of trusts, but
the mother of graft.
"l come from a country which is the
most prosperous, not of the United
States alone, but of the world, if you
I measure prosperity not alone by the
increase of agriculture and commerce,
hut the advancement of transportation
facilities as well.
I which we have bought with the pro-
ceeds and the government says pay us
a little on each article. I say: "All
right. and am ready and willing to
pay it. But when they say: 'Give us
a little more, for Mr. Douglas or for
Mr. Carnegie, then I say: 'Stop, stop!'
"Let them get their own money by
their own industry. You have the right
to take every dollar, down to the last
nickel, if It Is necessary to support
the government, but you have no right
to take a cent from mo for an.vbwlv
Once, when our national president
or national volcano, was erupting with
tne trutn or things, in his younger
uajs. wnen ne was outside tne Dias. ne
was not so favorable to protection.
When you come to the tariff question
you will have to have a campaign of
BREAKS OUT ANEW
War With Mexican Strikers
Resumed With Deadly
REPORT LEADERS EXECUTED
Impression at City of Mexico is That
Americans Were at Fault in
E1 Paso- Tex- June 4. Renewed
trouble broke out at Cananea last
night between striking Mexicans of
Green's mines and rurals under Col
onel Kosterlitsky. Five rioters were
killed and 13 injured. One of the ru
rals was slightly injured. The trouble
broke out shortly before the arrival of
200 Mexican soldiers from Hermosillo.
All the American women in town, and
many women of the higher class of
Mexicans, are quartered In the home of
Coiuftel Greene which Is under guard.
Douglas, Ariz., June 4. It is report
ed here the leaders of the Cananea
riots were executed yesterday morn
ing by Colonel Kosterlitsky. The riot
ers were lined up in front of a stone
wall and were killed by a volley from
the rifles of the rurales.
Douglas. Ariz., June 4. A telephone
Prts tnat the ringleaders in tne not
were executed by Colonel Kosterlitsky
and that Governor Yasbel has been
American volunteers across the boun-
uary. oo lar us ivuuu uuij
Americans and 16 Mexicans were kill
ed. There was no disorder, yesterday
or last night. The situation today is
Americans Asrcror r
Mexico City. June 4. There has
lest me irouoie migui ayicuu.
There was some censure expressed
of Consul Galbraith for what appeared
to be his one-sided attitude and call
for aid from his government.- That
more Mexicans were killed than Amer-
leans Is thought to show that the lat
' ter were possibly the aggressors.
Senator Gorman, of Mary
HAD BEEN ON THE MEND
Rose From a Poor Paoe to
Leadership of Democrats
in Upper House.
Washington. June ' 4. Senator Ar
thur P. Gorman of Maryland died about
9:30 today. The end came suddenly
as ine senator nau . ueen improving
lately. Heart trouble was the cause.
Senate A ii run.
Washington. June 4 The senate ad
journed today immediately upon re
ceiving the announcement of Senator
Gorman's death. No business what
ever was transacted, except the pass
ing of a resolution expressing regret
at the death of Gorman.
Startrd an Pne.
Senator Gorman ha been leader of
the democratic members on the floor
of the senate for manJ years. He had
a unique career. His first insight into
the affairs of the body of which he
later became an influential member,
was had in the capacity of page and
his natural fitness for politics was en
hanced by contact with the leading
men of the nation at Washington. He
rose steadily by appointment and later
was elected to various omees oy ins
As an opponent of a protective tariff
he came to the front in the senate, be
ing one of the framers of the Wilson
Gorman tariff bill passed under Pres
ident Cleveland. He gtccupied a com
manding place in thoicouucils of the
democratic party for a score of years
and was several time regarded as a
presidential possibility; his nomination
being strongly urged Ly the old line
democrats led by Henfy Watterson in
Talbot's "Fighting the Flames" Expect
ed to Reach This City To
morrow. Talbot's "Fighting the Flames," the
spectacular show which was to have
been exhibited in Rock Island today
and tomorrow under the auspices of
the firemen's relief association of this
city, did not reach the. city.; owing to
financial difficulties in Davenport. The
sheriff served attachments for the set
tlement of claims contracted in cities
where the show had ieen exhibited.
Negotiations are in progress with St.
Louis people today which, it is hoped,
will result in the release of the proper
ty in order that the exhibition may be
given in this city tomorrow. The com
pany is under contract to give three
exhibitions here, and was to have been
here today and tomorrow.
The exhibition in Davenport is de
scribed as one of unusual merit and a
big business was done. The trouble
appears to have arisen from misfor
tunes met with earlier in the season.
The work of preparation at Twenty
fourth street is being continued in or
der that the exhibition may be given
tomorrow if the difficulties in Daven
port are settled.
Dunkards at Dayton.
Dayton., Ohio. June-4. The yearly
convention of the Old German Baptist
Church of America, commonly called
the Dunkards, opened a week's session
today at Englewood. near this city. It
is estimated there are, 15,000 delegates
and visitors present.;
SAD END TO DAY'S OUTING
Green Motorman Ignorant of Track
Ran Into Curve at Full
Providence, R. I., June 4. A long
day's merrymaking in the woods, a joy
ous midnight trolley ride home, a green
conductor, fog, and a sharp curve, then
a crash bringing death to 11 of the
picnickers and maiming a score more,
is the story of a June .day outing on
the Providence river on Saturday.
The wreck occurred at Moore's cor
ner in East Providence shortly after 1
o'clock yesterday morning. Eight
youths and three girls, all just over or
under 20 years, were killed. Not one
of the 100 persons in the car escaped
injury. Two at least of these are ex
pected to die.
Koic IliileM Curve From View.
Fog prevented a clear view of the
road ahead, and the motorman. un
aware of a sharp curve below, allowed
the car to coast rapidly down the bill.
Suddenly he felt the car swing into the
curve, and realizing tire peril, applied
the brakes and reversed the power.
The weight of a number of men on the
running board, however, and the car's
momentum sufficed to derail and throw
it into the road, 20 feet from the track.
Seven of the passengers were pinned
beneath the car and instanly killed.
Those who were able began the work
of rescue. A large joist was utilized
as a lever, a pile of stones forming a
fulcrum, and the car was raised from
the ground just enough to permit the
escape of the imprisoned passengers.
HuukIIdk Kewue Work AiIIm to llrad.
Two persons had succeeded in escap
ing when the joist broke under the
weight of the car. and the heavy vehi
cle fell back, killing two of the injured.
The rescuers again raised the car from
the ground, and by building a pile of
heavy stone kept it in position while
the dead and injured were removed.
Serious Trouble Precipitated in
Mine District in
STATE MILITIA CALLED OUT
Hundreds of Shots Exchanged When
Forces Clash in the Dark Sev
Steubenville, Ohio. June 4. Armed
guards on duty at the mines of the
United States Coal Company were am
bushed by striking miners about mid
night while marching over the hills
from Glenn's Run to Coal Hollow.
About 500 shots were fired and four
persons wounded. The miners were
There was a conflict between strik
ing miners and guards at Plum Run
during the night. About 73 shots were
exchanged. T. E. Young, manager of
the mines, was slightly wounded. All
is now quiet. Sheriff Voorhees has
wired the state authorities at Colum
bus requesting that 100 soldiers be sent
immediately to the scene of the
Order Out Militia.
Columbus. Ohio, June 4. The gov
ernor has ordered the 4th regiment to
mobilize here and go to the mines in
BALKS AT OPERATION
FOR SWALLOWED GEM
Omaha Woman Refuses to Submit to
Knife Without Immunity
Omaha, Neb., June 4. Mae Thomas
was not operated on yesterday for the
recovery of the diamond belonging to
Combs, the jeweler, which she swal
lowtd according to her own confession,
two weeks ago.
She agreed yesterday to undergo the
operation today, but this morning she
said she would undergo it only on con
dition that the county attorney would
agree in writing not to prosecute her
for stealing the diamond.'
County Attorney Slabaugh refused to
make the agreement and the young
woman then said she would not go on
the operating table.
Moline Linemen Arrested.
Found at work conecting wires in
the rear of the new office of the Cen
tral Union Telephone company in Mo
line, two linemen were arrested this
morning by the Moline police. They
were released after assurance had been
given by the company that no further
violation of the city's orders would
CASSATT IS MEEK
President of Pennsylvania Road
Reaches Home Anxious
Issues Statement Denying That Road
Had Been Guilty of Favoritism
Philadelphia. June 4. A fast tug
special train, and a big automobile yes
terday rushed President Cassatt of the
Pennsylvania railroad from New York
to his home in Haverford. where all
the vice presidents and high officials
of his road were gathered for an emer
The conference was held in the li
brary of Mr. Cassatt's home, and no
one except the officers of the road was
permitted to get within hearing dis
tance. The conference lasted until late
in the evening.
No information concerning the meet
ing was given out, but at its close the
statement expected from President
Cassatt was given out.
After declaring that he had returned
home to take part in his railroad's own
investigation of graft and bribery
charges, and adding that officials found
guilty would be summarily dealt with,
his statement referred to the testimony
of certain officials that they held stocks
of coal companies and to the inference
drawn that favoritism and discrimina
tion on a large scale had been practic
ed for the benefit of the companies
whose stocks were thus held.
t'oniloara A !.
Mr. Cassatt said that while such
ownership by officers in a position to
exercise favoritism, and therefore lia
ble to suspicion, was no doubt inadvis
able and unfortunate, it was not an of
fense in itself, if the stocks were prop
erly acquired, and was not contrary to
the bylaws of the company, in fact the
management, in the earlier years of the
company, had encouraged the officers
to aid in the development of industries
along its lines. The wrong, if any had
been done, was in the alleged favorit
ism. t'nMMntt MreL nnil iilluel.
It was a wonderfully subdued and
chastened Cassatt who arrived in New
York on the steamer Amerika. No
longer dominating, self-confident, and!
assertive, it was a trembling, wavering
man who ran the gantlet of a score of
interviewers, almost eager to answer
questions to which not long ago a curt
dismissal would have been the only re
ply. TUMBLED 500 FEET
WITH HIS AIRSHIP
Aeronaut Has Thrilling Experience
While Giving an Exhibition Over
Cleveland. Ohio. June 4 While
making a trial flight in an air ship here
yesterday Lincoln Beachey, a young
San Francisco aeronaut, narrowly es
caped death by the collapsing of the
frame work when the airship was 500
feet in the air. He managed to guide
the airship until it was but f) above
the ground and although it fell that
distance, he escaped uninjured except
for a few bruises.
Two bamboo poles near the engine
snapped and the entire framework
doubled up like a jack knife. The rap
idly revolving propeller was hurled
into the forward end of the balloon,
cutting a big hole through which hy
drogen gas poured down upon Beachey,
nearly smothering him.
ST. PAUL CAR TURNS OVER
Cars Remain in Wrecked Condition on
A St. Paul freight car was derailed
and almost turned over the steep levee
bank at Seventeeth street, and another
was considerably damaged when a
string of cars was kicked with great
force against the bumper Saturday
evening about 8:30. The cars remain
ed in their wrecked condition over Sun
day and today.
The will of the late John McCandless
was admitted to probate in the county
court this afternoon. According to the
provisions the wife and sons George
and Henry are given the real estate,
and they are to make cash payments
to the daughter Laura in amount of
Mr. WbolesaJe Want a Job. eb'l
Y?fl. . vaii A nni(nonr.miu
wholesale - Sav. tou dont
want a "job." What you want is a
position." New York Tress.
From Kansas Noti
WHO WIRES FAIRBANKS
Successor Will Probably Not
be Appointed Till After
Topeka, June 4. Senator Burton ha-
resigned. He sent his resignation to
Governor Hoch today, following a con
ference here with several close friends.
Soon after receiving the resignation
the governor sent a telegram to Vic?
President Fairbanks notifying him. an
EX-SENATOR J. R. BURTON.
presiding officer of the senate, of Bur
ton's resignation and its acceptance.
The governor declined to make any
statement as to the appointment of a
May liefer Appointment.
The bfliff is expressed Governor
loch will not select a new senator nf
present. Several politicians have ur-
d the governor to refrain from making
an appointment until after the Novem
iliiiitiiM m :ooi.
Washington, June 4. The dove of
peace seemed to hover over the house
when it convened today. Minority
Leader Williams of Mississippi Inti
mating he would be good for several
days at least, giving the speaker every
opportunity to give the house a chance
to vote on the conference report on the
The bill for the control and regula
tion of the Niagara river and the pres
ervation of Niagara falls passed.
PHYSICIANS AT BOSTON
Thousands Assemble to Attend Medical
Boston, June 4. Several thousand
physicians and surgeons from various
parts of the United States and abroad
were here today to attend the opening
meetings of the annual convention of
the American Medical association, as
well as the annual meetings of other
medical and surgical associations
which will be held this week. The first
general meeting of the medical asso
ciation will come tomorrow.
Iowa Golf Champion Dead.
Keokuk, Iowa, June 4. Dr. John R.
Maxwell, Iowa state golf champion in
1900. and trans-Mississippi champion
In 1903, died of Bright's disease last
Military Balloon Safe.
Dieppe, France. June 4. The bal
loon of Baron Korwin, chief of the
Austrian military balloon department,
which left London Saturday night In
aa attempt to reach Vienna, descended
near here at 1 o'clock yesterday morn
ing. PLAN A RECEPTION
FOR W. J. BRYAN
Democrats from All Parts of Country
Will Help Welcome Leader on
Return About August 1.
New York. June 4. A reception in
whicfl democrats from all over the
country will be Invited to take part
will be tendered William J. Bryan in
this city on his return from his trip
around the world. Bryan has accept
ed an invitation of the Commercial
Travelers' and Hotel Men's Anti-Trust
league to be present at the reception
which will be held under Its auspices.
It Is expected Bryan will arrive In this
country about the firBt of August.