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FIFTY-SIXTH YEAlt. NO. l-9.
SATURDAY, MAHCII 10, 1907. TEN PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
COLONY BURNS out FROM! FIRE
MARKET CALMER SUGGESTS
TO HO TO OPSALA CAMBRIDGE
Upton Sinclair's Establishment
for Idealists Destroyed
Stocks Rise Sharply at Opening
of Day's Trading at New
Dr. Youngert Chosen to Repre
sent Augustana College at
Celebration in Sweden.
De'ense in Thaw Case
Applies for Further
NAMES KEPT SECRET
C)urt Takes Recess When
Affidavit of Evelyn Thaw
New York, March 10 Henry C. Me
Pike of counsel for Many K. Thaw
mail'' at applicni ion at the supreme
court today for several additional sub
poenas in the Thaw case. He declined
to make known the names of the wit
in urn ry of 1 rli-rl:i l'r-i-eliiiK".
.Now York. March 10 Alter days o!
skit mishing and lighting Uisttiet At
torney Jerome succeeded in getting he
fur the Tli:nv iiirv vilfi'ihu' tbo tesli-
timnv nt Attn llnmmot tti:it I'.VcUn NTes-!
hit lidd him when she returntd fioni
abroad in l:w:i she did not tell Thaw
in Paris that Stanton! While had rav
ished her. hut that Thaw iiad tried t
got her to sign papers aceu-ing While
d' having drugged her and when s. I'
ll fused he whippi d her.
The allidavit which lluinn.el says
ISvelyn N shit n.aiie in his oliice a.
i. tiered in evidence ja-t before th-1
dial adjoiirned yesterday afternoon,
hut Mr. Dehnas secund a delay 1111. 1
he had nettled oat what lie would do
From the standpoint of the prosecu
tion the testimony of Hummel is con
sidered liiost important, despite the
ieputaiion of the man who gives t.
His story I .-4 a flat contradiction of t!i
testimony of Fvelyn Nesbit Thaw.
Iliuiiiiii'l Tutors His HciIIcIdi-.
It had been predicted that tile lilt!',
hnldht-adod lawyer of the divorce
coui tH uml otne-r cnterpijses would ge'
a terrific scorning trom M. lietmas oa ,
cross examination. Mr. Delntas did hU
hfst to fulfill that prophesy and gave
Hummel a pretty good drubbing wUh
the weapons at his disposal, bat. in
the language of the prize ring. Hum
mel stood up and stood the guff with
out trying to sidestep.
According to Humniel the affidavit
which Kvelyn Nesbit made was given
her after she had ;:skd Wh.it-j for ,t.
Hut Hummel retained a carbon copy
of the original and before the affidavit
was turned over to the young woman .1
photograhpic copy was made of th
last page, on which is Kvelyn Nesbit.'".
signature. It was a simple and beauti
ful illustration of the methods em
ployed in Humn el's office when he was
TAKE MANY LIVES
Explosion Kills'Sixty-seven and Dozn
Die When Cage Drops in
Forhach. Germany, March If!. An
explosion of lire damp in a coal mine
at Kleim sseld last night caused tin
death of 07 miners ami injury of i2
Saarlouis, Rhenish Prussia, March
10. Twenty-two miners were killed
this morning at Gerhard coal mine.
They were descending one of the
shafts in a cage when the cable broke.
PRESIDENT FILLS OUT LIST
Places Seth Low and Thomas G. Bush
on Peace Body.
Washington. March 10. I he presi
dent has appointed Seth Iiw of New-
York and Thomas G. Rush of Binning
ham. Ala., as representatives of the
general public, under the act of con
gress of March 2 last, establishing ;
foundation for the promotion of indus
trial peace. Cue basis of which is the
Nobel pi:ze fund lecently awardeil the
president by Hi" Norwegian storthing
tints completing tie- composition of the
adn inisl rative board.
ROCK ISLAND WINS A CASE
Wichita Merchants Defeated in Suit
Wichita, Kan., March 10. In the
United States court yesterday Judge
l'olloch instructed the jury to bring in
a verdict in favor of the Rock Island
Railway company in the cases .of the
. Wichita merchants against the com
The merchants alU'ged that the'& Hartford railroad, has telegraphed
company's rate on cotton goods fro.n
Galveston to Wichita was discrimin
ative and unreasonable, as it was more
than double the rate to Kansas City,
which is farther from Galveston than
SOME OF INMATES ARE HURT
Established Only Last October and
Several Literary Lights Made
Knglewood, N. .7.. March 1C Hc.i
con hall, the home of Upton Sinclair's
colony was destroyed by fire early to
day. Fifty-five colonists fled for their
lives without having time to save any
of their belongings. Some of the colo
nists were injured in jumping from the
windows. A workman named Brig:;.-;
Lester Uriggs, a carpenter, was burn-
d to death. The fire is believed to
have resulted from an explosion of gas
in the basement.
Itsinllislit-l ill lletiiher.
The Sinchiire cooperative colony was
established last October and included
a number of educators and men and
women engaged in literary pursuits.
ORGANIZE A GLU8
Railway Men of Three Cities
Elect E. L. Goff, Rock
BANQUET AT THE Y. ffi. C. A.
Address by Manager Elliott of Car Ser
vice Association Favors Organ
ization for Advancement.
At the annual banquet and biisino:-
meeting of the railroad men of the
tl'i'i o cities, held in the parlors of the
Y. M. I'. A. building last evening, a
club io be known as the Tri-City Rail
road club was organized with a signed
membership of names. The office
ot tlie club selected to sene one year
ate as follows:
President E. L. Coff.
Vice President M. J. Young.
Stcretary and Treasurer L. W.
Net lands. .. -
After the organization of the club
those present adjourned to the audit)-
rnim of the association building where
a sumptuous banquet was served by
the association helpers. C. W. Thatch
er feted as toastniaster of the after
dinne r program.
lilrt-NM liy I'.lliolt.
Ashley .1. Elliott, manager of the
Illinois and Iowa Car Service associa
tion, delivered an address on the sub
ject, "Railroad Fundamentals. Men.
Organization and Aim." Mr. Elliott'
lecture was filled with humor and was
interesting throughout. His address
was a strong argument for organiza
tion among business men, and particu
larly among railway men. He held
that organization tends te develop
ment, to promote a better understand
ing, and to stimulate thought on the
subjects presented, regardless of the
action on them, and to reduce to prou
er proportions the mole hill problems
thai otherwise would grow into moun
eol-il in Tri-Ciliex.
He sjKike particularly of the advan
tages of such an organization in the
three cities, and of the unification sucll
a club would have over the three com
munities with boundaries less real
than imaginary. "It would, to the
casual observer, seem an arrangement
impossible of bettering," he said n
ROCK ISLANDER A FAVORITE
Muscatine Sweetheart Lammed the Oth
er Fellow With a Poker.
A young man giving his name as
Philar Garrison and claiming Rock Is
land as his home was detained by the
police at Muscatine Thursday night as
a result of a scrap at a home in that
city where he was visiting. It seems
that one Jedin Batman, a native, re
sented the attentitins of the ltock Is-
hinder to a young lady, and a battle en
sued in which the girl took the part of
the Illinois visitor and laid out Butman
with a :oker. Garrison was held over
night till tlie affair was investigated,
coming home yesterday.
President Metier, of New Ha
ven Road, is Coming
Washington, March 16.-
Mellen of the New York, New Haven'
to the White house asking for an in- cemtract with the city council, giving could be proceeded against for con
terview with the president. He will it the soje privilege of operating In tempt.
be here next Tuesday. Mellen is one Nashville in consideration of its pay- It was the affirmatory report of this
of four railroad officials mentioned by
J. Pierpont Morgan after his interview
wth the president last Mouday.
Nearly Score Lose Lives
in Blaze at Wheel
ing. MAROONED BY WATER
Rivers Generally Falling, But
Loss is Still Being
Wheeling. W. Va.. March If!. Eight
persons are known to have lost their
lives in' a fire that occurred in the
plant of the Warwick Pottery com
pany in the Hooded district early to
day. They were, with the exception of
Watchman Holmes, all Syrians, and
were drowned by leaping into the flood.
After the lire investigation by the
police developed the fact that nine
more Syrians were still unaccounted
for and it is believed they also
inviKii-M i.oiiiNviiie r-.noiv."
Louisville, March 10. This morning
the floeu invaded the shipping port and
section of the city known as the "cut
off." Mayor Rarth notified all resi-1
dents of the "cutoff" to leave their
homes as once. The water is not ex
pected to do much damage to the litis
"lilt llritru from Humifm.
1 ronton. March 10. Three hundred
people were driven from their homes
today when the Ohio leached a stage
of UC,: feet. The river is rising two
inches per hoar.
Ohio nl Miimlxtill.
Marietta. Ohio. March It;. The Ohio
river is stationary and the Muskingum
is falling. Two-thirds of the city -s
under water. William McCracken.
wile, and two children were drowned
when thf current upset their house.
ll:ick in liminel.
Pittsburg. March 1'!. The rivers arc
again back in the channels, and the
greatest flood ever known here is a
matter of history.
Still HUinjj at C incinnati.
Cincinnati, Ohio, March 10. The
rise continues and there is no indica
tion of any immediate relief from the
flood which has crept over the low
lands and into cellars and houses.
RIOT AT CUBAN CIRCUS
American Soldiers and Rural Soldiers
Havana, March 10. A dispatch to
the Havana Post from Santa Clara
says a fight eiceurred there yesterday
between some men of the rural guard
and a number of American soldiers.
Five persons were seriously injured.
The altercation began in a circus and
grew into a riot.
LEGISLATURE ORDERS ARREST OF
NASHVILLE MAYOR AND COUNCIL
Nashville. Tenn.. March 10. The i This contract led the Home company,
house of representatives of the Ten-1 which for some time has been see'king
nessee legislature yesterday ordered i to enter Nashville, to resort to the
the arrest of Mayeir Thomas O. Morris state legislature with a bill to set aside
and 2:1 members of the city council for J the city's cemtract wdth the Cumber
contempt. The speaker of the house land company.
issued the warrants last night, and thel While the bill was pending in the
men will be taken before the bar of
the house Monday. x
The alleged contempt of which the
mayor and city council was guilty con
sisted in its adoption of a resolution
accusing Speaker Cunningham of "will
ful falsehood and malicious slander."
Dt'pentlM on TrclinicnUty.
The guilt or innocence of the mayor
and council depends on a construction
of the Tennessee constitution. Under
article. 2. section 14, either house of
the legislature may punish by impris
onment any person, even though not a
member, guilty of contempt in its pres
ence. The city legal authorities insist the
last three words relieves the city conn -
cil, because the alleged contempt was
not committed in the presence of the
house. The legislature relies on the
common law and on precedents from
other states to support its action.
lion- thr tunrrrl Stnrtrd.
The trouble began a month ago, when
the legislature had under discussion a
bill to permit telephtme companies to
enter the city antl occupy its streets
without permission of the council.
The Cumberland Telephone company
has a monopoly in Nashville under a
ing into the city treasury $10,000 a
year ami conforming to certain stipu
( latious In the matter of charges, etc.
FLURRY NEAR THE CLOSE
Unique Celebration Followed Close
Yesterday When Storm Was Re
alized to Have Passed,
New Yorlf. March 10. Prices con
tinued their upward course in the open
ing, of dealings in stocks today. The
rise was violent in many prominent is
sues. There were scattering losses
among the less conspicuous stocks.
Reactions followed the opening run
ning to 11 !i in several active stocks.
The market closed excited and irreg
ular. Prices went off slightly on real
izing after the appearance of the banx
statement. . A squeeze of shorts fol
lowed. t nil 111! I . lie ill I:'Iiiiii;f,
New York, March 10. An unusual
scene was enacted on the floor of the
stock exchange yesterday just after
the market had closed strong and buoy
ant in sharp contrast to the demoral
ization Thursday. Brokers gathered
around the trading posts and cheered
loudly in demonstration of their relief,
and satisfaction at yesterday's ehango
in speculative sentiment, from the pan
icky feeling Thursday. Congratula
tions were exchanged all around the
room on the fact that members of thf
! exchange, without exception, had sac
cesstully passed tniougli tlie severe
leclines in prices of the past two
weeks and hopes were generally ex
uressc-d that the worst was over.
0WA BANK ROBBER
MAKES A CONFESSION
Dubuque Man, Held at Manchester for
Crime at Masonville, Shows Of
ficers Where Plunder Is.
Dubuque, Iowa. March 10. Barnev
Hansen of Dubuque. who, with "old
man" Moore, is being held at Man
chester for the Masonville, Iova. bonk
robbery, has made a complete confes
sion to Chief of Police Pickle-y of Du
buque, who lias si-V'i' utt its text. Han
sen says that William Gadbois, also of
Dubuque, and for whom officers have
been seeking for a week, was the third
member of the trio. He told where
the money was concealed, and accom
panied the officers to two brrns near
Manchester, where $1.940. 7,"i that had
been hidden was recovered. This,
with the money found on. the night 'f
the robbery and that taken from Moore
and Hansen, makes a total of $H,ol().r:)
recovered of the $l.0u0 stolen. Gad
bois is still at large.
BERLIN CASHIER A THIEF
Disappears Leaving Shortage of $130,
000 Probably Lost in Speculation.
Berlin. March 10. Cashier Speyer ot
the Mueller Industrial bank, has dis
appeared, leaving a shortage of $0
Otm. It is believed he probably lost
in stock speculations.
house of representatives Speaker Cun
ningham took the floor and made a
speech in which he was- reported in a
local newspaper to have said that the
Nashville councilmen were boodlers
and in the pay of the Cumberland Tel
C'uIIm Sponker a I.lnr.
This aroused the anger of the coun
cil, and at its next meeting it proceed
ed to pass unanimously a resolution se
verely denunciatory of Speaker Cun
ningham, accusing him of willful false
hood and malicious Blander. The reso
lution was spread uion the minutes
of the council, which was signed by the
mayor. This was his only part in the
J At the time the offensive resolution
was passed the legislature was taking
a recess. It convened again on, Tues
day of the present week, and Speaker
Cunningham at once rose to a ques
tion of personal privilege, and made a
sarcastic speech, reviewing the history
of the mayor and council's dealings
with the Cumberland Telephone corn-
At the conclusion of this speech a'
f special committee was appeiinted to re
- ' port if the councilmen, with the mayor,
committee that resulted in the order
- for the arrest of the mayor and council-
Governor Johnson Would
Call State Heads
ON RAIL REGULATION
Powers and Objects Like That
of Insurance Confab
Minneapolis, March -10. In view of
the proposed extention of federal au
thority in the regulation of railroads,
Governor Johnson today suggested a
national conference called by the pres
ident, presumably at Chicago, to reach
a common understanding as to the
powers to be exercised by the individ
I. fit in liiKur:inif- Move.
Johnson was the moving spirit in
the national insurance conference and
would have a transiortation confer
ence along about the same line with
representatives of the various states
and interstate commerce commission
in attendance. The governor expects
to submit the idea to the president.
ROCK ISLAND HAS
WRECK IN SOUTH
Engineer and Fireman Reported Killed
in Accident Near Hazen,
Little Rock, Ark., March 10. Ro
ports have been received here of the
wreck of a passenger train on the
Rock Island road near Hazen. Ark.
The engineer anil fireman are reported
killed and many passengers injured
The "mjure.d we rejjrpuv.'il . tlltJ..!l,cJ,.v;
Five Injured in Michigan.
Detroit. March It;. Five persons
were severely injured when an east
bound Atlantic express on the Grand
Trunk railway ran into an open switch
at lJancroft, Mich., and struck a freight
train. The injured are Engineer
Schram and Fireman Cowan, both of
Rattle Creek. Mich., both may die; 1.
F. Smith of Dowagaic. Mich., and Mrs.
D. Shook and Miss Ruth Shook of Lan
sing. LEAVES HIS FORTUNE
TO THE GOVERNMENT
Will of Captain J. K. Haoker of Ironde
quoit Distributes $150,000 to
Army and Navy.
Rochester, N. Y., March 10. Th-.!
will of Captain James 11. Hooker of
Irondequoit, a town adjoining Roches
ter, who died on Feb. 2S, shows that he
left his entire estate of $150,000 to
the United States government. Pres
ident Roosevelt is named in the docu
ment as executor, and the cabinet
members as trustees of funds for the
benefit of various branches of the
army and navy. The will is datel
Fred H. Benjamin and Mrs. C. A.
Loveridge of Bat a via. nephew, and
niece of Hooker, have engaged a law
yer to contest the will on the ground
of mental incapacity. Thev claim
Hooker's head was affected by a shell
that exploded near him during the
civil wrar. Hooker was 70 years old.
FIRE CAUSES EXCITEMENT
Department Summoned to Extinguish
Small Blaze Near Gas Tank.
Considerable excitement was created
last evening by a blaze in a rubbish
pile adjoining the gas tank of the Peo
ples Power company's building on Sev
enteenth street, about 10 o'clock. The
department was summoned, and quick
ly extinguished the blaze. The streets
were crowded at the time, and him
dreds were attracted to the scene by
the run of the department. No dam
age was done.
Million Dollar Fire in London.
London. March 10. Three big ware
houses in Fishbury district, London's
business and industrial center, were
guttetl by fire this morning, causing
damage of $1,000,000.
Bury lena Victims.
Toulon. March 16. The victims f
the explosion on hoard the battleshin
Iena were civen an imrjosins natieinal
All business was sus
Entombed by Explosion.
Richmond. Va.. March 16. Ten men
are reported entombed by the explo-
sion at the Bond Coal company's mine
at Greene, Va.
IN MEMORY OF LINNAEUS
Invitations to all Parts of World by
University of Upsala Celebrate
Dr. S. G. Youngert, instructor in
Greek, philosophy and cateclietics in
the seminary department, of Augus
tana college, has be-en chosen as the
representative of Augustana at the
two-hundredth anniversary celebration
of the birth of Karl von Linnaeus, the
great naturalist, which is to be held at
the University of Upsala at Upsala,
Sweden, May 23 and 24. Dr. Young
ert intends to leave the early part of
May. The invitation received by Au
gustana to send a representative to
this celebration was the only one re
ceived by any Swedish institution in
this country. The invitation sent, out
hv Upsala was written in Latin, and
the acceptance jf the invitation by
Augustana was also written in Latin.
These invitations have been sent io
institutions of importance throughout
the entire world. Only Yale. Harvard.
Princeton and a few others of the larg
er institutions ot tnis country received
invitations to send representatives.
Illisrrvr ;-rlinltN Itirlli.
The three-hundredth anniversary of
the birth of Paul Gerhardt. the greatest
hymn writer of all Germany, if not of
all Kurope. was fittingly observed by
the Concordia seiciety of Augustana col
lege in the colh'ge chapel last even
ing. The program of the evening be
gan wiih a psalm by the audience fol
lowed by Scripture reading and prayer
by Dr. C. K. Lindberg. A song by the
Weiniei berg chorus, "The Shepherd of
Isiael." was well rendered. An address
was made by K. G. William Dahl, on
the "Life of Gerhardt." Paul noostrom
rendered a vocal solo. "My Ileal t's
Comfort." by Hugo Bedinger. The sec
ond address of the evening was on the
subject. "Gerhard! as a Hymn Writer."
by Frithiof Bjork. The chapel choir
rendered a selection from Stenhammar,
after which Dr. N. Foraander spoke at
';-ig'h itfii 4in4-Ol,.rlmriii i; plao-rHJ
his importance within the Lutheran
church." Another selection by the chap
el choir followed. "In Dre-ams I Heard
the Seraphim," by Fame. The pro
gram was concluded by a selection by
the Weiinerherg chorus, "The Whit?
Host." by E. Grieg.
A social was given by the members
of the Phrenokosmian society, in the
college gymnasium hist evening at the
close of the Gerhardt program. A neat
sum was realized by the society.
which will go to defray a part of the
society s debt.
SOUTH SEA REBELS
Dutch Troops Capture Enemy's Posi
tion in East Indies, Killing
The Hague. March 10. An officiil
dispatch received here yesterday from
the Island of Celebes, Dutch Fast In
dies, announced that the, Dutch troops
had captured an important rebel
stronghold after a stubborn fight. The
fleeing enemy left 2S0 men dead on the
field, among whom were several rebel
chiefs. The troops captured 2oo wo
men and 72 men. The losses of the
Dutch were insignificant.
OLIVER WITH NEW FIRM
Canal Bidder is Elected Vice President
of Trust Company.
Washington. March 16. William J.
Oliver of Knoxville. Tenn.. whose bid
for the construction of the Panama ca
nal recently was rejected, has been
elected vice president of the United
States Trust company of this citv.
which was recently organized with :i
capital of $1,000,0011. Daniel N. Morgan,
former United States treasurer, is pres
ident. HELD FOR MURDER
Mrs. McDonald Charged With
Killing Webster S.
Chicago. March 10. Mrs. Dora Mc-
J lK,nald' wife of Michael G. McDonald.
: was ,0,la" to await the action of
- iUle S'an Jry on me cnarge ot mur
dering Webster S. Guerin, Feb. 21. The
preliminary hearing was held in the
cell of Mrs. McDonald in the county
jail. Mrs. McDonald showed little un
derstanding of the proceedings
Newcomer declined to admit the pi is
oner to bail. '
Triumphs Over Old Rival
Oxford in Annual
LED FROM THE START
Finished Four and One-half
Lengths Ahead Time
Putney, March 10. The 04th annual,
boat nice between crews representing
the universities of Oxford and Cam
btidge, was rowed today over the
usual course from Putney to Mortlake,
a distance of about four and onekpiar
tcr miles, and was won by Cambridge.
l.-il from Start.
Cambridge gained a lead of threw
lengths in the first mile and continued
to inert ase it to the finish, going over
tin- line four and one-half lengths
ahead of Oxford.
Tlii' time was 20 minutes 23 seconds.
The record time over the course is IS
minutes 47 seconds.
IRISH IN HISTORY
Dr. Foss in Lecture in D. A. R.
Series Tells of Influence
IN AMERICA'S DEVELOPMENT
Have Been Conspicuous and Included
Many Noted Statesmen Sturdy
Race of Organizers.
Tlie second of the series of lectures
uiitler the auspices of the Daughter
of the American Revolution was glvea
yesterday afternoon in the lecture
room of the public library by Dr. C. W.
Foss of Augustana college on the sub
ject. "The Scotch-Irish and Irish as
Factors in American History." Dr.
Foss has made a thorough study of the
subject and there is perhaps no one ia
the three cities who can speak with
more authority on the subject than he.
The part that the Scotch-Irish and
Irish have played in American history
has been very conspicuous and many
of the famous men of history have
been able to trace their ancestry to
The Scotch-Irish have always been
a sturdy race and are especially noted
for their git at ability as soldiers and
statesmen. Among the prominent men
of history might be mentioned Clarke.
Patrick Henry, Daniel Boone, in fact
the ma)iity of the great statesmen
and soldiers. It was through their ef
forts that American independence was
accomplished, it was they who intro
duced anil established the Presbyterian
church in this country, and it was they
who brought ahout the settlement -f
the great west.
liner of Orennlarra.
The Celtic Irish have immigrated i l
large numbers and have settled most
ly in the cities. They are a sturdy
race of great organizers, have much
vitality and are full of wit of the
healthy kind. Dr. Foss is an interest
ing speaker and his address was full
of much information, was instructive
and interesting from start to finish.
Honduran Army Reported to Have
Scored a Complete Tri
umph. San Salvador, March 16. General
Harahona. war minister of Honduras,
according to advices, received today,
has. after three days fighting, defeat
ed :;.n(M men commanded by General
D:onisco Gutierras, general in chief of
the Honduran revolutionary forces.
Generals Gutierras, Balladares and Ga-
mere were killed. Gutierras followers
are sail to have left many killed or
wounded on the field.
PORTO RICO ASKS
San Juan, Porto Rico. March 1C.
The house of delegates today unani
mously adopted a resolution demand
ing self government for Portn Ricn
- 1 The resolution will be forwarded to