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VOL. LV. XO. 237.
THE ARGUS, FRIDAY, JULY 20, 1906. TWELVE PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
WILL ENFORCE LAW
GO TO MOUNTAINS
PAID THE WITNESS
President Roosevelt Acts in Re
gard to the New 8 Hour
Elks Seek Rest After Their Stren
uous Four Days of Merry
making. Testimony of Hartje's Friend
Damages Case of Plaintiff
in Divorce Case.
MAKE WAR M
Russian Government Plac
ing Troops to be in
ADDRESS BY DOUMA
Adopted After Long Debate and
Serves as Challenge
Masks Are Off.
St. Petersburg, July 20. Extreme
nervousness and excitement pervades
all classes owing to fear that the ac
tion of the lower house of parliament
in adopting at 2 this morning an ad
dress to the people may be the signal
for a coup d'etat against parliament.
Soldier March Into City.
It is rumored a step has beenn decid
' ed upon and the Strana prints a report
that an imperial ukase ordering the
dissolution of parliament has already
been signed. The feeling of general
alarm is increased by the fact that all
night long guard regiments have been
marching into the city from the guards'
camp at Krauno-Selo.
Moreover it is known the colonels of
the Seminovsky regiment, hussars of
the guard, Ismaillovsky, Pavelovsky.
Preobrajensky, and Yaegerski guard
regiments, and horse artillery of the
guard were summoned to the head
quarters of the commander of the St.
Petersburg garrison where they receiv
ed instructions regarding the disposi
tion of their troops in case of certain
An attempt was made to reassure the
public when this fact peaked out, with
the explanation that these were pre
cautionary dispositions arranged in
view of the threatening situation
among workmen in the industrial sec
tions, but the evidence was conclusive
the government has deliberately pre
pared "for the. gravest emergency.
. Ministry Contented.
. So far as can be ascertained, how
ever, no final decision has been taken
at Peterhof. The ministry, which be
lieves it is again back in the saddle,
hopes to prolong the status quo, while
the court camarilla insists the sooner
parliament, as the center of revolution
ary propaganda, is dispersed, the bet
ter, and both sides unite on the neces
sity for preparations to meet the extra
constitutional step of the lower house.
Forvlsjn Iower 'ot Told.
Once a final decision to dissolve par
liament Is taken, it Is believed repre
sentatives of foreign powers will im
mediately be notified and no such noti
fication has yet been given. The ques
tion now is how the change in the form
of address as finally adopted will affect
the situation. Undoubtedly the con
stitutional democrats did what they
could to amend the address so as to
avoid the appearance of parliament en
tering upon a revolutionary role.
Delay Only Temporary.
Even if the present crisis is passed
without surrender to the government.
things are almost sure to drift from
bad to worse and in the end the gov
ernment will be forced to disperse par
liament at the point of the bayonet, as
Its role as a buffer between the govern
ment and revolution is rapidly disap
pearing. Four newspapers of this city
were confiscated today.
A high placed personage, in conver
sation with a correspondent of the As
sociated Press, today made no attempt
to conceal the gravity of the situation.
"Everything may depend upon to
day's sitting of the lower house of par
liament. If no step is taken to avoid
a conflict with the government, the
sequel- may be tragic."
At Turide palace a pessimistic feel
Ing prevailed, but the leaders gener
ally did not believe the government
would dare to attempt the dissolution
Pa tuten Proclamation.
St. Petersburg, July 20, 3 a. m. The
lower house of the douma at 2 o'clock
this morning adopted the long expect
ed proclamation to the nation on the
It was freely predicted yesterday
that the adoption of the proclamation
would be the signal for a conflict be
tween the douma and the czar and that
troops would . expel the douma from
Taurida palace today.
Look- for Cxar to Strike.
All night rumors have been thick and
fast that the czar will dissolve parlia
ment today as a result of the confer
ence held at Peterhof Wednesday
All hope of reconciliation between
parliament and the government is van-
GOVERNMENT TO PROSECUTE
Practice of Putting Burden on Unions
to Cease Inspectors Ordered
to Report Violations.
Washington, D. C, July 20. Presi
dent Roosevelt has ordered all govern
ment officers in charge of government
work to punish all violations of the 8-
By the order the president obtained
for organized labor what its represen
tatives failed to induce congress to
grant after persistent effort all last
session. So effective, however, was the
oppposition of the great contracting
firms that adjournment was had with
out any action on the pending bill
though the house committee on labor
consumed many hours in listening to
powerful arguments on either side of
the question. '
Harden Put on 1'nlonn.
Heretofore it has been the practice
of executive officers, when complaint
was made by labor unions that the 8
hour law was being violated by con
tractors building ships, constructins
public buildings, engaged in river and
harbor works, and other public enter
prises, to reply that it was not their
business that the law was binding
upon the contractors and that if the
labor unions felt aggrieved and knew
of violations of the law they should
proceed themselves legally against the
offenders, he labor unions asserted
that It was almost impossible for them
to secure the necessary evidence and
that they had not the money to engage
in a legal struggle with powerful mon
Moat Report Promptly.
Under the president's direction ev
ery government officer in charge of or
inspecting a public work in progress is
to report promptly to the department
of justice any violations of the 8-hour
law. Prosecution initiated by and at
the expense of the government is to
Whole South Jnvited to
WHEN EAST IS THROUGH
Meetings Will be Held In Ar
mory Seating 17,000
Louisville, July 20. William Jen
nings Bryan will be given a public re-
cepton and welcome by the democrats
of Louisville and the entire south soon
after the eastern democrats get
through welcoming him. A movement
has been on foot for some time to make
the reception a big event.
Invite AVbole South.
It is the Intention to invite all dem
ocrats in the south. The reception will
be held in the armory which will seat
TWO BOATS CRASH
Lives of 1,500 Excursionists Im
perilled by Accident at
BUT NONE ARE LOST
Help Promptly Arrives and All
Taken Off Neither Vessel
THE GRAND LODGE INSTALLS
Marks Close of the Regular Sessions-
Winners of Prizes Are Announced.
Summons Members of
mittee to House
Acts on Own Initiative in Tak
ing Lead in Party
Denver, July 20. The Benevolent
:r.if:!:?rd:f'E'k.s. "s to plan the campaign
session today. The new ritual was
finally adopted and will be sent out
to the subordinate lodges for their use
as soon as it is printed.
(o to Mountain Heoortx.
Thousands of Elks who have enjoyed
four days of merrymaking in Denver
with never an idle moment, refreshed
themselves today by trips to mountain
resorts. As many as could be handled
went on the "official excursion" over Oyster Bay, July 20. Plans for the
the Moffatt road to the Continental di-J republican congressional campaign are
vide, being desirous of visiting the! to be formulated at Sagamore Hill
snow banks from whence taitia the Monday. President Roosevelt has in-
snow with which they were pelted in vited Speaker Cannon, Chairman Sher-
the parade yesterday. Announcement man of the republican congressional
was made today of the awards in the campaign committee. Secretary Lou
broncho busting contest which has denslager, and Treasurer McKinley of
been a feature of the reunion. The! that committee to luncheon Monday.
first prize, $500, goes to Clayton Banks J . iatrh i p nk pineex.
or Cheyenne, W yo. It is understood the congressional
snowballing in Smnjiier I situation will be presented in such
Denver, Colo., July 20. During the form that the weak places may bo
Elks big parade yesterday the march- readily ascertained: that the list of
ers were showered with flowers and speakers will be gone over; that the
snowballs. Several carloads of snow argument to be made will be discussed
had been brought from the Continental and that the information to be embod-
divide to show the diversity of Colora- ied in the campaign text books b
do climate. The temperature on the thoroughly gone over. Speeches made
street while the snowballing was in during the last session of congress will
HIS STORY IS SENSATIONAL
Insists, However, That Principal Did
Not Know of His Relations
Mexico Stirs Government.
Papers in Thaw Case Turned Over to
New Attorneys for the Defense.
(Continued on Page Eight)
New York. July 20. Peace appar
ently has been declared among the
lawyers who at various times have rep
resented Harry K. Thaw. Yesterday
Judge Olcott turned over to Clifford
W. Hartridge. Thaw's personal attor
ney, all the papers he had in the case,
with the exception of the reports of
private detectives. Mr. Olcott said
there was a question as to whether
these reports belonged to Thaw or to
the person who paid for them. He did
not indicate who the person was. Th3
turning over of the papers by Mr. Ol
cott undoubtedly will result in a dis
missal of the writ issued against hli
firm at the instance of Mr. Hartridge.
Mine Explosion Kills Five.
Bluefields, W. Va., July 20. In an ex
plosion in the Dixon mine at Huger, in
the Tug river field, last night Wallace
Mitchell. Ernest Jones. Palmer Harris,
Robert Harris, and John Gilmore, min
ers, were killed, and Bill Crouse and
Iangdon Whiteside fatally injured.
New York, July 20. Two crowded
excursion steamers were in collision
last night in New York harbor off Sta-
ten, island, imperiling the lives of 1,500
persons, but neither in the crash itself
norfii1 ihr imnh; which followed was
anyoue seriously injured. The vessels
were the Perseus, bound for Coney is
land, with 500 passengers, and the
Thomas Patten, bound from Long
Branch to New York, carrying 1,000.
Come to Kedeue.
The whistles of the colliding steam
ers soon brought assistance from boats
in the bay and the frightened passen
gers were transferred as quickly as
possible and brought to this city. The
Perseus and Patten interlocked and
neither sank. Wrecking vessels were
sent to their rescue.
progress was about 85 degrees.
i ne following first prizes were
awarded with the parade:
Band marching contest Cowboy
band of Idaho Springs, $300.
Best appearance in line Detroit,
Unique uniforms Kansas City, $500.
Most attractive float Central City,
Colo., $250; second, Davenport, Iowa,
Most beautiful banner Aetna, Pa.,
$150 punch bowl.
J. S. Porteus, Paducah. Ky., won two
prizes, the first for being the tallest
Elk and first for being fhe leanest.
Kansas City won prlz for largest
number of men in line.
The new constitution was adopted by AST $T L0U,S. DRy J0WN
tl laige luajuiiL)'. n is. a uumpivie
be canvassed with a view of selecting
for general distribution those which
are most adapted for campaign pur
TakeM Keen latere t.
The president is taking a keti in
terest in the congressional campaign
and the conference planned Monday
immediately precedes the active opera
tions of the campaign committee. The
headquarters of the committee will be
established at New York city and it
is expected Chairman Sherman will be
a frequent visitor to sagamore iiul
during the progress of the campaign.
A literary bureau has been estab
lished at Washington whence speeches
and other printed matter are being
distributed. The speaking program
will be arranged in New York.
IS BEATEN BY INSANE MAN
Attendant in Kankakee Asylum As
saulted and May Die.
Kankakee, 111., July 20. George R.
Blevans, an attendant at the eastern
Illinois insane hospital, lies at the
point of deatn as a result of an as
sault on him by a patient, Andrew
Schieblich, with a piece of timber. Ble
vans was at his desk when Schieblich
slipped up behind and dealt him sev
eral terrific b'ows on the head. Two
other attendants overpowered Schieb
change of the organic law of the order
and now goes back to the subordinate
lodges for approval. If they vote to
adopt it, it becomes a law, after the
next convention. The board of gover
nors of the National Home was abol
ished and the management of the home
was vested in the board of trustees and
grand lodge officers.
Refuses to Arbitrate With Typo
graphical Uniorvthe 8
New Law Gives Mayor the Power to
Close Sunday Saloons.
East St. Louis, 111., July 20. Mayor
Cook of East St. Louis has signed the
order which places the lid on in-East
St. Louis on Sundays, commencing
next Sunday. This order is the result
01" an ordinance passed by the city
council at last Monday's meeting.
which, when it becomes a law, will re
lieve the mayor of the power to appoint
the police and will also legislate George
O. Purdy, present chief, out of office.
Every one of the 325 saloon keepers
will be notified tomorrow to close their
saloons every Sunday. The penalty is
$3.25 maximum fine for every drink
sold on Sunday.
STRIKE ON FOR OVER A YEAR
PURE FOOD DELEGATE HITS ROOSEVELT
Criticises Beef Publicity Meth
ods, but is Voted
Hartford, Conn., July 20. Criticism
of the methods pursued by President
Roosevelt in connection with investiga
tion of the packers, made ty Frank
Thurbera New York lawyer, was the
chief feature of the afternoon's session
of the National Pure Food coivention.
He characterized as hysterical the pub
licity given the reports concerning the
packing houses by the president. He
did not see why the president should
have ignored his official reporters and
turned the matter over to "a social
settlement" to decide. I
Cornea to Defene.
Harry Beach Needham of Washing
ton, in replying, said that if It had not
been for the action of the chairman -of
the congressional committee of the
house, these reports would never have
been published. J. Q. Emery, dairy
and food commissioner,, of Wisconsin,
also spoke in defense of the president's
action, saying that a man who had the
stamina to stand for a square deal for
the country and people at large, re
gardless of special interests, was a
man we should all admire.
A motion was passed unanimously
disapproving the sentiments expressed
against President Roosevelt.
REPORTS ARE EXAGGERATED
Mayor of Socorro Makes Statement Re
Santa Fe, N M., July 20. Mayor
Bursum, who is directing in person the
work of increasing the water supply
of Socorro, yesterday afternoon issued
an official signed statement in which
he tleclared the reports regarding the
earthquake at Socorro were exaggera
ted, the damage to date being limited
to falling and toppling over of loose
chimneys and the shaking of walls of
buildings not of substantial character.
DESIRE TIME TO
Move for Technical Schools Aided
George H. Ellis of Boston
Fire in Zinc Mills.
Butte, Mont.. July 20 The mills of
the Montana Zinc company, a New
York corporation, were totally destroy
ed early today by a fire that started
from a defective wire. The loss is
$195,000, Insurance, $80,000.
Pittsburg. Pa., July 20. After the
bitterest kind of legal duel between at
torneys, Judge Frazer yesterday admit
ted evidence relating to the charge of
conspiracy against Augustus Hartje,
John L. Welshons, a merchant, and
Clifford Hooe, the negro coachman.
-This is the most sensational develop
ment of the divorce suit brought by;
Hartje, who charged his wife with im
Another sensation in yesterday's pro
ceedings was the reading of Mrs. Hart
je's cross bill, in which she makes
counter charges of immorality against
her husband. Judge Frazer also admit
ted evidence in support o,f these charg
es, the first witness called in this con
nection being a former servant in a
disorderly resort. She testified that
Hartje visited the place twice a week
accompanied by a woman.
Perjury Plot Im Itevealed.
The most important testimony relat
ing to the conspiracy charge was given
by Welshons. a clo.se friend of Hartje,
who was called to stand by Mrs. Hart
je's counsel. Welshons told a clear
story of how the deposition was secur
ed from Hooe. He said that Hooe then
left the city, and told of having given
him various small sums of money at
different times. This looked like black
mail, the wirness said, and added he
might have told Hooe that he would
be sent to the penitentiary for perjury
if he did not stick to the original story
CANANEA IS HOTBED
President Diaz Calls a Confer
ence of All Governors.
El Paso, Tex., July 20. Rafael Yea
he!, governor of Sonora, Mexico, passed
through El Paso today, enroute Mex
ico City, to consult with President Dz
and prepare for the threatened upris
ing in that country Sept. 19. Diaa Id
calling all his governors Into the con
ference. Considerable trouble is fear
ed in Sonora as Cananea is located in
that state and is said to b a revolu
Planned for Fenot War
The "uprising" to which reeronse
is made is a proposed demonstration
to be made against foreigners on Sept.
1C the day of the independence fiesta.
in various state capitals. Th move
ment originated with a league of Mex
ican railroad employes and lfcn purpose
is to drive out of the country all Amer
icans, English, French, and Germans
who hold official positions In the rail
roads, mines, or smelters.
Government Will Art.
The government, has been making
On cross examination Welshons de-1 preparations to control the situation
scribed in detail how Hooe's deposition and measures will Ihi taken, it Is said.
was taken in his store by Atmrney Ed- to quell any disorder that may rult.
ward G. Hartje. Augustus Hartje's
brother, and Attorney Andrew Fisher,
;nve II Im Money.
Welshons detailed how he assisted
Hooe to get away from the detectives
in New Jersey and of the various times
that he gave Hooe money on his de
mand. He adhered steadily to his
story that Augustus Hartje knew noth
ing of the fact that he had given Hooe
money, and admitted that Hartje's at
torneys had told Hooe that if he was
not telling the truth they would pro
secute him. Welshons foiled every at
tempt made to show that, he had con
spired with Hartje to get Hooe lo
made the deposition.
Mayor Rose and Other Kansas
City Officers Cited to Ap
pear in Court
FOR PROTECTING SALOONS
Charged With Violating Order of Su-
nrtme Tr'bunal On the
MAKES HIS PLAY
Orders Taggart's Hotels to
"Wanton -and Wilful Violation
Indianapolis, Ind.. July 20. Warren
Bigler, auditor of state, has written to
the French Lick Springs company and
West Baden Springs company that as a
result of the investigation that he insti
tuted In the three last weeks he finds
the two hotel companies have been en
gaged in "wanton and willful violation
of the criminal laws" of the state and
demands that both companies cease
their imlawful practice.
Topeka, July 20. W. W. Ron, may
or of Kansas Cits. Kan.; Vernon J.
Rose, chief of police, and John F. Kelly.
captain of poliae'of that city, have been
cited to appear before the supreme
Cease court to show cause why they should
not be punished for contempt in vio
lation of the court's order prohibiting
the city from exacting revenae from
'look Money from Saloon.
The specific accusation against tho
three officials is that in May they ex
acted from a large number of persons
$50 each "upon agreement, expressed
or Implied, that they should have the
privilege of operating 'joints' without
molestation from the police."
Express Companies Make Plea to In
terstate Commerce Commission.
Washington. July 20. Following the
application of the United States Ex
press company to the interstate com
merce commission for an extension be
yond Aug. 27 in which to file its rates
with the commission, the American and
Wells. Fargo companies today filed
with the commission similar applica
tions.. It is likely the requests will be
granted, authority to extend the time
Buffalo, N. Y.. Jily 20. The United
Typothetae of America has flatly de
clined to confer with officials of the
International Typographical Union in
regard to the strike Inaugurated near- 2,492 BALLOTS, SAME RESULT
ly a year ago ror the 8-hour day anu
closed shop. F. B. Hamblin of Kansas! Iowa Falls Convention Takes Another
City outlined a plan for carrying in-1 Adjournment.
surance risks on printing plants on a I Iowa Falls, Iowa, July 20. The sena-
mutual basis. The insurance commit-1 torial deadlock in the Hardin-Hamilton
tee will investigate the plan. I Wright district was unbroken in the
Further Teehnieal school. convention here yesterday; After tak
Thp TinvnMnn nrfontdrf resolution 1US " wlel "
approving the technical school work a break. the convention agreed to ad-
of last year and commending a proposi- journniem nuui auS. io, n.,-
tion to establish nstprt, rpntral and republican convention. Altogether 2,-
western schools in addition to those 492 Dallot have 1)een taken since the
alreadv in existence. Oooree H. Ellis convention met at Webster City three
of Boston was elected president. weeKs ago. ana me nnai Danoi was a
Amnne members of th executive com- duplicate of the first one.
mitte are: A. S. Barm. Chicaeo: H
K. Bean, Grand Rapid; Samuel P. AGREES TO STAND
Reese, Omaha, Neb.; d. M. Skinner, "J-- w
BY THE PACKERS
OPENING BIDS FOR BIG BOND ISSUE
WISCONSIN A. F. OF L.
St. Louis, Mo.
ON ARSON CHARGE
National Live Stock Exchange Will
Eight Residents of McMillan, Mich.,
Accused Politic Said to Cut
being conferred on the commission by of a series of alleged incendiary fires,
law. . - " ' -Politics are said to figure In. the case.
Chicago July 30. At today's session
of the National Live Stock exchange
it was decided to stand by the pack
ers, and make every effort to prove
Marquette, Mich., July 20. A sensa-Jthat their meats Is all tfie manufactur-
tion was sprung in Luce county yes- era .claim, and decided to request Sec-
terday when eight residents of-McMll- retary of Agriculture Wilson to meet
lan; were arrested on a charge "of ar-lthe committee for the purpose of dis-
son. The arrests are the culmination cussing the new inspection order. J. C.
Swift of Kansas City, was elected pres-
Five Hundred Offer Proposi
tions to Furnish Part of
Secure Adoption of Radical Resolution
Denouncing President Gom-pers.
ident of the exchange.
Madison, WIh., July 20. Th federa
tion of Labor today adopted a resoki
tion declaring that the public con
science has not been easetl by giftg in
Washington, July 20. At 4:30 this the forms of universities and libraries.
afternoon treasury officials will begin anl 'hat no wrong can be JusMfle'd by
opening bids for $30,000,000 2 per cent a return to a Plundered public of only
n . . . . . i pari oi me men. According xo irie
Panama canal bonds as announced by resolutjon pubc gift, froQJ lhe r,ch
Secretary Shaw in the circular dated should not be accented A stete of bo-
July i. The work of classifying the cialism is recommended Instead
2 . lit L l. . . . I
ouis win proDaDiy not De completed A resolution was adonted condemn
1 JP J . 4 A . I " r
oeiore a iaie nour tonignt. inir President Gomners. of the Amerl
iirdrfmnbir in cioiti. can Federation of Labor, because of
The bonds will be redeemable in his friendship with men of wealth. An
L nited States gold coin at the pleasure other resolution criticises the ntate
of the United States, after 10 years judges and asks that they be elected
from the date of their Issue, and will instead of appointed. Instances of the
be payable 30 years from such date, corruption of the Insurance world are
In considering the bids, the bidder3 cited, and compulsory insurance, state
offering the highest prices will receive or national, is urged. It was voted to
the first allotment. Of two or more send an organization to the olty of
bidders offering the same price, thoss Beloit to assist the laboring men In the
asking smaller amounts of bonds will struggle there.
receive priority in the allotment.
Canal Iload In Demand.
Washington, July 20. Over five hun
dred bids were received for the Pan
ama canal bond3. Many banks are
subscribing and there are a number
of small investors.
Heat Fatal at St. Louis.
St. Louis, July 20. Frank Derraant,
a laborer, is dead and two other pros
trations from the heat.
ROCKEFELLER SAILS HOME
Refuses to Discuss the Litigation Be
gun Against Him Hers.
Paris, July 20. John D. Koolefellcr
will sail for New York this evening on
the steamer America. Rockefeller de
clined to discuss the announcements
of the legal proceedings aaalnst hlra
which are awaiting his arrival in the