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VOL. LV. NO. 199.
THE ARGUS, WEDNESDAY, JUNE G, 190G.
PRICE ,TWO CENTS.
Missouri Democrats Unite
in Convention Endorsement.
TEMPER THE WIND
MORE FROM NEILL
Commissioner of Labor Will Re
port Soon on 8-Hour Law
TELL ONLY TRUTH
House Committee on Ag
riculture Yields to
Illinois Railway Commission
Mexican Junta &t St. Louis De
dared to Seek Diaz's
Makes Freight Reduction
Easy on Roads.
NOT FAIRLY BEATEN
Acts of Governor Folk Ap
proved Political Parties
In Other States Meet.
Jefferson City, Mo., June C. What is
generally regarded as the most sign!
flcant feature of the democratic state
convention held here was the pointed
and absolute endorsement of William
Jennings Bryan for the presidency in
190S by David R. Francis of St. Louis,
former governor and secretary of the
interior in President Cleveland's cab
inet. The nominations made by the con
vention were Rube Oglesby of War-
rensburg for railroad and warehouse
commissioner, and H. A. Chase of Jef
ferson City for superintendent of pub
Truata Are Blamed.
The platform adopted last night de
clares that William Bryan was defeat
ed by corrupt campaign contributions
by trusts and that he is the greatest
American democrat and that Missouri
demands his election to the presiden
cy in 1908, declares against issuing
tree transportation to political conven
tions by railroads, and asks a reduction
of passenger rates.
The platform indorsed all former
state administrations including that of
the present Governor Folk's; endorses
the record of "United States Senator W.
J. Stone, and all democratic congress
men by name, endorses specifically law
enforcement by Governor Folk,- includ
ing Sunday saloon closing law. and
race track anti-gambling law.
For Primary l.n w. "" 1
It declares for general primary elec
tion law to nominate state candidates
and the election of United States sen
ators by direct vote of the people and
favors good roads.
ArkaoMM for Ilryan.
Hot Springs. Ark.. June C. The dem
ocratic state convention went on rec
ord today for Bryan as the next candi
date for president. . Governor Jeff Da
vis was officially declared the nomi
nee for United States senator.
Favor Bryan, Too.
Indianapolis. June C. A strong sen
timent in favor of the endorsement of
William Jennings Bryan for the demo
cratic presidential nomination is no
ticeable among the Indiana democrats
gathered here for the state convention.
In Sraaion la Prnunylvania.
Harrisburg, Pa., June C. The repub
lican state convention met today to
nominate candidates for governor, lieutenant-governor,
auditor general, and
secretary of internal affairs. Congress
man Olmsted was temporary chairman.
Harrisburg. Pa.. June 6. Former
Mayor Edwin S. Stuart of Philadelphia
was nomiuated for governor on the
first ballot. Robert S. Murphy was
chosen for lieutenant governor.
Fralurr. of Platform.
Harrisburg. Pa.. June C. The plat
form adopted congratulates the people
on the continued industrial prosperity
under republican control in national af
fairs; heartily endorses and commends
Roosevelt's administration, especially
for its fair, vigorous and successful!
enforcement of anti-trust and inter
state commerce laws;" recommends:
publicity in affairs of great corporal
tions, particularly common carriers;
demands governmental Inspection; su
pervision and regulation of the same;
approves pending railroad rate bill ;
urges the amendment of the naturali
zation laws so that undesirable foreign
elements may be excluded; opposes
ownership of coal mines and coal min
ing by transportation companies; re
news devotion to the republican doc
trine of protection; and commends the
Pennsylvania congressional delegation
for ' their firm stand against the dis
turbance of existing conditions.
South Dakota Klicht Warm.
St. Paul, June C. The socalled insur
gent republicans were in full control of
the republican convention here. The
first direct test of strength between
the two elements in the convention
came on the question of endorsing a
candidate for United States senator.
Robert J. Gamble was nominated by
the insurgents. The stalwarts put up
Congressman E. W. Martin of Dead
wood. The vote resulted: Gamble. 907;
Martin. 4C8. Philo Hall, of Brookings
and Colonel W. H. Parker of Dead
wood, insurgent republicans, were nom
inated for congress. Coe I. Crawford
of Huron, was nominated for governor.
N0T20 PERCENT; 10 PER CENT
Less Than That On Some Classes of
Freight Final Decision Reach
ed at Springfield.
. Sapringfleld, 111., June C Members of
the railroad and warehouse commiss
ion met in this city yesterday and
agreed on a final reduction to be made
in the rate case which has been pend
ing before the body for some time. The
order of the commission makes a 10
per cent reduction on the sixth class
and an 8 per cent reduction on the
seventh class. No material reduction
is made on the eighth, ninth, and tenth
classes. Ten per cent reduction Is
made on wheat, grain, lumber, salt,
coal, and hogs.
The matter of freight reduction was
bro tight before the commission several
years ago by the Quincy freight bu
reau and other shippers throughout
the state. After several hearings and
a large mass of evidence had been tak
en the case was taken under advise
ment by the commission.
Agitated by Merchant.
Later the matter again was taken up
on the motion of H. J. Hamlin, repre
senting the Retail Merchants' associ
ation. Soon after this hearing it was
given out by the commission that a
general reduction of 20 per cent on the
present schedule of maximum rates
would be the order of the commission.
The railroads objected to this order
Insofar as it affected the last rive class
es, the contention of the railroads be
ing that such a sweeping reduction
would be disastrous to the companies
and would place the rates in Illinois
lower than in the adjoining states.
A large force of expert accountants
then was employed under the direction
of the commission to ascertain, if pos
sible, what the exact average rate was
in Indiana and Iowa, the two states
used in comparisons vith the Illinois
This work was done in a careful and
painstaking manner, and at the conclu
sion was pronounced by the freight
experts to be the'best set of compara
tive figures ever gotten together. It
is snhi Ttae" rafTroad officialsuJifcniiitdvfcs
were surprised at some of the figures
shown. Taking these figures for a
basis, the Illinois commission has
adopted a schedule of maximum rates
which it believes is fair to the shippers
and railroads alike.
The commission spent a great deal
of time in considering the long and
short haul rate and in its opinion these
rates in Illinois, compared with the
long and short haul rate in other
states, has been of great benefit to all
shippers in the state by allowing the
railroads to make joint through rates,
something which the other states have
not been able to enjoy. In view of this
fact, all shippers in Illinois have access
to almost any part of the state on a
low rate basis.
New Copyright Law Under Con
sideration by United States
NEED OF REVISION SHOWN
Address Delivered by Librarian House
Takes Up the Sundry Civil
Washington, June 6. The senate
and house committee on patents met
in joint session today and began hear
ings on the copyright bill.. The bill is
the product of a series of conferences
in New York and Washington at which
all the creators of work protected by
copyright were represented.
A comprehensive statement as to the
principles and nature of the bill was
made to the committee by Herbert Put
nam, librarian of congress. He read
President Roosevelt's emphasis of the
pressing necessity for a general copy
right law to take the place of the frag
mentary and inadequate provisions of
the present statute.
Taken tp Sundry Civil Bill.
Washington, June C. The house
went into committee of the whole for
a consideration of the sundry civil bill
when It convened today. The general
debate was limited to two hours when
the bill is to be taken tfp under the
DEMOCRATS TO MEET
AT PEORIA AUGUST 1
Chicago, June 6. The democratic
state central committee today decided
to hold the next democratic state con
vention at Peoria, Aug. 1.
So Regarded by Liberal
D0U1YIA SHOWS MIND
Emperor Must Dismiss
Ministry or Fight
St. Petersburg. June C. The lower
house of parliament and the govern
ment are rapidly coming to close quar
ters and the conflict which seems in
evitable cannot be much longer- de
layed. Excitement in the interior is
increasing daily. Partial strikes have
been begun at Kieff, Odessa. Moscow
and other cities.
Selslnic l.nutl .
Peasants in some provinces are no
longer restrainable, and have com
menced to seize the land of the propri
etors. The scene at yesterday's ses
sion when the house refused to listen
to the ministers and practically drove
them from the rostrum, clearly presents
the issue. The emperor must dismiss
the cabinet or fight.
W'uh Spirit In Parliament.
The spirit of conflict which prevailed
at yesterday's session continued at the
sitting today although some of the lead
ers of the constitutional democrats
went into the breach to stay too hasty
action. inavers project to change
the regulations of the house which
form a part of the fundamental law or
constitution so as to eliminate all con
trol of ministers either in drafting or
manipulation bills was introduced in
Make Violent SpeeelieH.
The peasant party leaders used the
occasion to make violent speeches in
which they argued it was useless for
parliament to proceed in the regular
way. The government intended to
reignwith bullets and bayonets and it
was parliament's duty to raise a ban
ner under wnich people would fight
when the inevitable collision comes.
Appeal for Culmnma.
The constitutional democrats appeal
ed to members of the house not to lose
their heads, but to proceed calmly and
systematically with the work of bat
tering a breach in the wall. Their ar
guments carried the day and by practi
cally a unanimous vote, the Vinaver
project was referred to a committee.
MUSIC AS AID TO THE
BUILDING OF CANAL
West Indian Laborers Sing at Work,
and Bosses Who Can Lead Chorus
Are Most Successful.
Washington, June G. Music is play
ing an important part in the digging of
the isthmian canal. Laborers from
the West Indies are all accustomed to
sing as they work, and bosses who are
capable of leading a chorus have much
greater success than men who do not
have that faculty. One boss has devel
oped songs which have inspired con
tentment and energy among his men.
with the result that he has outdistanc
ed all rivals in the amount accomplish
ed. "Down, men, down," are the words
for which he has provided music that
delights the Jamaican heart. Other
bosses are using the traditional "Yo,
IN SESSION FOUR WEEKS
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers
Adjourn Memphis Meeting.
Memphis, Tenn., June 6. After four
weeks' session the seventh biennial
convention of the Brotherhood of Loco
motive Engineers adjourned sine die
yesterday afternoon to meet in Colum
bus. Ohio, two years hence. The conT
vent ion lust closed has transacted
much important business. ;The dele
gates are leaving for their Homes to
night. Acquitted of Killing Husband.
Monrovia. Cal.. June 6. Mrs. Alber
ta Dabrner Storrs. daughter of the late
Commander Storrs, U. S. N., and a cou-
Rtn of Mrs. Nannie Langborne bhaw
Astor, was acquitted of the charge of
murdering her husband, Kolana t.
Storrs, who died on April 27. Mrs.
storrs said her husband killed himself
while suffering from alcoholic mania.
Three Killed in Collision.
Cadillac, Mich., June 6. Three men
were killed yesterday in a head on col
lision between a freight and a work
train on the Grand Rapids and Indiana
railroad, four miles south of here.
Sir Frederick Peel Dead.
London, June 6. Former . Secretary
of the Treasury Sir' Frederick Peel
died today, aged S3.
ALLEGED BY THE A. F. OF L.
Ready Before the Adjournment of Con
gress Fine Points of Law
Washington, June C. The report of
Commissioner of Labor Charles I.
Xeill, on charges of the American Fed
eration of Labor, that the eight-hour
law was constantly being violated with
government contracts will be submit
ted to the president about the end of
the present month. These charges in
response to a request by the president,
were submitted by the executive coun
cil of the American Federation of La
bor, and by the president turned over
to Xeill for investigation.
Looked Into All.
Xeill at once set on foot a careful in
quiry in the course of which each spe-
cific instance of alleged violation was
looked into. While no intimation is
given out what the report will state,
Weill said today there were some fine
points of law in some cases brought
to his attention and that these would
be at once referred to the attorney gen
eral who, it is understood, will take
prompt action in order thus to rejort
of Xtill may be submitted before the
adjournment of congress.
Judge Green Overrules Motion of De
fense for Postponement of
Peoria, June 0. Mrs. Mary McKin-
ney of Aledo will be brought to trial in
Peoria county Frida3 June 8. before a
special venire of jurymen summoned
by Judge T. X. Green yesterday after
nxn after he had overruled the mo
tion of the state for a new trial. From
9 o'clock in the morning until 2:30 in
the afternoon the lawyers conferred
nnl disagreed and there were evidenc
es of a deadlock. Xo agreement being
leached, they went into court where
Judge Green held that the stipulation
of the defense was full enough to cover
all essential points in the state's affi
davit and overruled the motion for a
SHOCK OVER BANK
Theodore Bruer, President of St.
Charles Savings, Victim of Heart
St. Louis, June 0. Heart disease
caused the death today of Theodore
Bruer, president of the St. Charles
Savings bank, but his friends declare
the shock suffered by Bruer when he
discovered the bank's funds had been
embezzled by Cashier Anton Mispagel
was indirectly the cause of death. Mis
pagel was recently convicted and sen
tenced to the penitentiary for two
TO NAVIGATE THE MISSOURI
Kansas City Decides to Start Line and
Kansas City, June G. The Kansas
City Commercial club last night de
cided upon the establishment of a boat
service on the Missouri river with
three boats carrying 8.000 tons of
freight each. Twenty committees were
appointed to solicit stock subscriptions
for a company to eajry out this pro
ject at a cost of $300,000. The boats
will carry freight only. This action
was brought about by a dispute with
the railroads on rates to Missouri river
LINCOLN CABIN IS ENR0UTE
Started From New York on Special
Train for Old Home at Hodgensville.
New York, June 6. The Lincoln log
cabin acquired by the Lincoln Farm
association for restoration to its orig
inal site, was started today on its jour
ney to Hodgensville, Ky.. on a special
train over the Pennsylvania railroad.
EPITOME OF DOINGS IN
Washington, D. C, June G. Follow
ing Is a brief resume taken from the
official records of yesterday's proceed
ings in both houses of congress.
SENATE The senate passed the na
val appropriation bill, carrying a total
of $103,117,670. The conference report
on the rate bill wasiitaken up and the
discussion showed that the measure will
he sent back to conference . A resolu
tion providing tor an amendment to the
constitution which would permit con
gress to enact uniform laws for mar
riage and divorce was indefinitely post
poned. Adjournment until today was
HOUSE In the house the naturaliza
tion bill was pas.sed. t'nder suspension
of the rules and by unanimous consent
f larjre number of measures were pm
through before the house adjourned un
New York Central Clerk
in Coal Companies'
HAS STOCK AND CASH
Received Over $43,000 in Less
Than Three Years
Philadelphia, June G. At the inter
state commerce commission hearin
today Joseph Boyer, chief clerk in the
office of A. W. Gibbs, superintendent
of motive power of the New York Cen
tral, gave some very startling testi
mony. He testified he owns 235 shares
of stock in various coal companies
which had been presented to him by
the various coal companies. All these
stocks paid dividends.
Aetna 1 1- Iloiittht I. and.
Boyer said he also holds $8,000 in
undeveloped coal lands. He paid for
this stock. His stock holdings were
only a small portion of the gifts he
admitted receiving from coal mining
companies. In his capacity as pur
chaser of fuel coal he testified he had
received from five companies an al
lowance of from 3 to 5 cents a ton on
the coal used by the railroad for fuel
S14I.OOO in Hirer Ultra.
During the period from the latter
part of 1903 to date he has received a
total of more than .$40,000. The money
was fist sent to him in cash, but later
cashiers' checks were sent to the cash
ier of the Second Xational bank of Al-
toona and placed on deposit for Boyer.
The companies which made him an al
lowance were the Graff Coal company,
Clearfield & Granton Coal company,
Dunkirk Coal company, and Thomas
Blythe & Co.
4'iimIoiii f Hie I)inr(iiien.
He said the money came to him
without solicitation or any effort on his
part. He believed the money had been
paid in the same manner to his prede
cessor in the office and believed he
was only following the "custom of the
Did What He foil hi."
Answering a question by Glasgow,
Boyer said that for the money he re
ceived from the coal companies he "did
wuat he could for them." Asked to ex
plain this he said he distributed orders
for fuel coal among those companies
to the best advantage.
"Did you ever refuse any money?"
"Weil, I did not know the people
who offered it."
Salary 9'J.sr, Per Month.
Boyer said his salary Is $223 per
month. His stock holdings are worth
at par something more than $11,000.
FIRE IN A DYE FACTORY
Kills Two and Injures a Score at New
Xew York, June C. Fire in the four
story factory of the Xew York and
Boston Steam Scouring and Dyeing
works at 503 West Fifty-fifth street
last night caused an explosion on the
first floor which killed two persons
and injured from twenty to thirty oth
ers, ine dead are h. liernard, the pro
prietor of the factory and wife, Sarah.
AMERICAN IN BIG RACE
Entered in Auto Run from Frankfort-
on-the-Main to Vienna.
Frankfort-on-the-Main, June C. The
Herkomer automobile competition
from this city to Vienna began at 5:05
this morning. The racers were sent
away at two minutes' intervals with
out incident. Prince Henry, of Prus
sia, has 20th place. Percy P. Pierce
of Buffalo, X. Y., was the only Amer
ican who started.
Two Arrested as Lynchers.
Springfield, Mo., June G. Doss Gal-
braith and Hill Gooch. blacksmiths,
were arrested last night charged with
participation in the lynching of three
negroes in this city on the night of
April 14. It Is believed that the arrests
were made upon the advice of Attorney
General Hadley. Murder is the charge
Mrs. Decker Again President.
St. Paul, Minn.. June C. Mrs. Sarah
Platt-Decker was today reelected pres
ident of the General Federation of Wo
Names a Receiver.
Lewis H. Marks of Chicago has been
named as receiver for the property ol
H. Sheran & Co.. in bankruptcy, by
Referee Adair Pleasants, Mr. Lewis
will immediately take charge of the
stocks at Rock Island and Cedar Rap-
EXPOSING CONDITIONS SOUTH
Evils Said to Have Followed Invasion
of Yankees Into Neighboring
St. Ijuis. Mo.. June C. Members of
the junta of the Mexican liberal party.
who say they believe they are the per
sons accused by lTnited States Ambas
sador Thompson of having incited the
strike at the Greene Consolidated coo
per mines at Canant-a, Mexico, are to
be found at 2J4.", Lafayette avenue,
where they are publishing a paper call
ed Regeneracion. Antonio I. Villareal,
Trill k Truth.
"They say we have tried to incite a
revolution. That is not true. We have
simply been printing the truth about
the conditions at the Greene mines at
Cananea. We have been calling atten
tion to the fact that the mining com
pany pays American workmen $." a
day and pays Mexicans only $2.r0 a
day. We have called attention to the
evils which are following the invasion
of the Yankees into Mexico. We have
been making a fight for a square deal
for the Mexican laborers. Our great
purpose Is to overthrow Diaz."
RICH PITTSBURGER SUICIDES
Thomas O'Connor Jones Was Leader in
Iron and Steel Industry.
Pittsburg. June fi. Thomas O'Con
nor Jones, agtd 3S. prominent as a
leader in the iron and steel industry,
and especially noted as a leader of
cotillons, blew out hH brains yesterday
morning in his apartments in the Hotel
Schenley. Jones, who was a wealthy
bachelor, enjoyed life to its fullest ex
tent, and this, coupled with his duties
as assistant general manager of Jones
& McLaughlin, limited, the great in
dependent steel producing concern in
the country, led to a breakdown of the
BAD STORM IN OKLAHOMA
Two Killed and Many Farm Houses
Oklahoma City, Okla.. June 0. Two
persons were killed and CO farm houses
destroyed by a heavy wind and hail
storm which swept over the southern
portion of Oklahoma and Indian Terri
tory last night. More than 00 families
have been rendered destitute.
Scandal in Eastern Hospitals for
Insane Up to Grand
SPECIAL ONE IS SUMMONED
Evidence of Brutality Toward Patients
Said to Have Been Un
covered. Kankakee, i.l., June G. The search
light of the Kankakee county grand
jury will be turned on the Eastern
hospital for the insane. Sensational
charges of brutality toward patients of
both sexes, especially those involved
in the recent case of Miss Kittie Ward
of Champaign, who gave birth to a
male child on May 20, will be the sub
ject of a thorough and impartial in
vestigation. Further startling charges of inhum
anity to patients are made by the Rev.
Walter A. Evans, former Congregation
al minister at Plainfield, 111., who was
a patient of the institution.
fnlln SmtII Jury.
Judge Frank L. Hooper yesterday
called together for special session the
grand jury, which had been discharged
several weeks ago after indicting two
employes of the hospital for stealing
milk. Judge Hooper charged the jury
to carefully investigate the Ward case
and use special efforts to detect the
offender, who is supposed to be an em
ploye. Previous investigations by the
hospital trustees and the board of char
ities have failed to disclose his Ident
ity. Mnnaitrinrut Not ( oncrrnril.
"It Is not necessary," said Jude Hoo
per, "that, you concern yourself with
the management and control of the In
stitution, except insofar as it may be
material in determining whether or
not a material violation of the crim
inal law has occurred.
ARE LOCKED OUT
Chicago, June C. Chicago is using
uninspected eggs today for the first
time in many years. All members of
the egg inspectors' union, who have
been demanding an Increase In wages,
were locked out today by the employ
ers. - .
DENIAL IS PROMISED
Chicago Inspector Examining
Buildings General Miles'
Washington, June G. The house
committee on agriculture today decid
ed to comply with the request of the
Chicago packers to be heard on the
Xeill-Reynolds report, regarding condi
tions in the Chicago packing houses.
The request was made by E. Wilson,
authorized to speak for all the Chicago
packers. Wilson made a general de
nial of the existence of conditions in
the packing houses as set forth in the
MilMt liuprovr lltilltllnKM.
Chicago, June C. Building Commis
sioner Bartzen and 12 deputy building
inspectors went to the stock yards to
day to make an inspection of every
building in the place. The commit
sioner declared he would compel the
packers to correct every violation of
the building ordinances that might be
riwkrra Are Scored by SI I Ira.
Denver, June C. "All the beef pack
ers who are responsible for putting up
and sending out impure meat sbouM
be in the penitentiary. I investigated
the packers eight years ago, and th
conditions I found then were appalling.
President Roosevelt testified at that
time that the meat that was being fur
nished the soldiers in the Spanish
American war was not fit to eat."
Snt Soldlrrw to (jrnvea.
The foregoing statement was made
by Lieutenant Gentral Nelson A.Miletr
on his arrival in Denver. Continuing.
"Many soldiers who were In the war
with Spain are in their graves as th
result of eating the rotten meat that
was shipped to the army by the pack
ers. This meat was both refrigerator
meat and canned meat. The refriger
ator meat was embalmed and contain
ed poisonous liquids. The canned
meat was nothing but beef pulp, which
was canned after the substance was
extracted from it and put out as beef
UPPER ALTON BOY SAVED
PASSENGER FROM WRECK
Flagged Limited With Coat When He
Discovered Telephone Pole
Blown Across Track.
St. IxMiis, June G. The heroic act of
little Earl Baker, aged 12, in flagging
the "Alton Limited." at Upper Alton,
saved the lives of more than 100 people
who were on the train pn route to St.
Ixuis. at G:15 o'clock.
The boy Is now the hero of Upper
Alton, and his future probably will b
brightened by the acts of the manage
ment of the Chicago & Alton road and
the passengers of the train which no
narrowly escaped an awful crash Info
a telephone pole which had blown
across the track.
A heavy gale passed over the Rectlon
of Illinois near Alton.
The pole was discovered upon the
track by Earl as he was walking along
the roadbed to his home. The little
fellow Immediately realized the danger
of the approaching train that he had
heard whistle, and ran at the top of
his speed toward the train, then prob
ably one-fourth of a mile away. Upon
arriving near the train he pulled off
his coat and began waving above hl
head and shouting at the top of hla
voice in an effort to warn the train of
the approaching danger. His efforts
proved successful. The engineer dis
covered the little boy In time to Rtop
his train just before It struck the nolo
across the track.
EMPERORS KISS THREE TIMES
Extreme Cordiality Marks Meeting of
William and Francis Joseph.
Vienna, June G. Emperor William
arrived here this morning and wa
greeted at the station by Emperor
Francis Joseph In person. The meet
ing was marked by extreme heartiness
and cordiality, the monarchs kissing
each other three times. After Intro
ducing their suites, the emperor's pro
ceeded to Schoenbrunn castle. They
were heartily cheered along the route.
Sunday Raises $10,000.
Freeport, 111., June G. At a farewell
meeting held by Evangelist W. A. Sun
day last, night cash and pledges were
given to wipe out a debt of over $10,
000 on the Y. M. C. A. building here.