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FIFTY-SIXTH YEAR. NO. 150.
SATURDAY. A PHIL s2(), 1907. TWELVE PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Hundred Acres of Philip
pine Capital Swept
CHANGED THE BILL IMVESTWI
TALK OF CONTEST CRITICISES
LEAVE IT MYSTERY CARRIES NO
Milan Independents Declare H.
A. Smith Ineligible to
be President. CD
Pure Food Measure Altered on
Way to Printer, it is
Henry County Coroner's Jury
Fails to Solve Death
1,100 DWELLINGS GONE
Loss at llo llo is Light Earth
quakes Were Not
Manila, April 20. Fin'1 destroyed 1.
10i houses in parts of the districts
of Singalong. I'aco and Bamhang, i'i
Manila this afternoon. The American
settlements at F.rmita ami Makne es
cnped through the hard work of fi;e
men, assisted by soldiers and citizen.-'.
Cuirn 100 At-rcN.
The flames swept an area of It.')
acres clean within two hours. Native
refugees ate now sheltered in the
schools and other public buildings.
Many are camping in open spaces.
The damage is estimated at $200.00 )
in gold. No casualties.
Illlirr I'irr Controlled.
CHANGE HELPS THE DAIRIES
Legislature Will Be Asked to Legalize
Fees of Auditors and Treasurers.
Springfield, 111.. April 20. A compar
ison of the new pure food bill intro
duced in the house April 11), as the
substitute for that which was drawn
up by Judge A. Hanhy .lones. pure food
commissioner, shows thai practically
every requirement for the strict sanita
tion of dairies and cow stables and
provisions prohibiting the sale of milk
or cream not put under sanitary con
ditions has been eliminated from the
The new measure was drawn up by
a sub committee of the house of com
mittee on manufactures which held it.;
meetings in Chicago while preparing
During the hearings on the pure food
bill in this city it was asserted that
the provisions for state supervision
Daughters of American
Revolution Shy at
U. S. Bonds.
RAIL GOOD ENOUGH
Agitation Over Alleged Specu
lation With Funds Comes
Washington. April 20. The Ifilh con-'
tinental congress of the Daughters of
.be American Revolution was brought
to a close today. The seal of approval
was indirectly put upon the action ofj
WON AT TUESDAY'S ELECTION
Rumors of Fights in Other Villages
Over Count of Votes Come
. tt Naught.
the committee on finance in purchas
ing about $24,(ii)U worth of railroad
bonds with funds of the society, as an
investment. The financial investments
of the society have been a bone of con-
praetically every dairy (attention for some time, it being charged
the northern part of the state out :t
Would l.tKalizt I .
Representative Charles Allen of Ver
million will probably on next Monday
or Tuesday introduce a bill legalizing
Manila, April 20. The latest reports! the fees and interest money drawn by
from lloilo say the fire has been check- former state auditors and state treas
ed. The naval quarter of the city was tin rs. running back as far as 1S72.
destroyed. Property loss is estimated which under t he decision of the Illinois
at $100.01)0 in gold. The business sec-1 supreme court handed down Thursday
tion of the city was untouched. Sev-j are declared to have been unlawfully
eral hundred houses were destroyed. , taken from the public treasury. The
and X.Oiiii to ln.iHto natives are home-; total amount of these fees and interest
less. Adequate relief measures were
o I.um iu Knrl luiiinkFM.
There was no loss of life by earth-
moiuy is $:J2 1.001.
Flrxt Kriilny Session.
The house was in session several
hours yesterday and for the first time
quakes. The shocks, while the most since the session began it passed bills
severe experienced in 15 years, were on a Friday. With the exception of
not violent enough to cause much de-'two measures, these bills were unini
struction. i portant. One of these bills is houe
j bill No. SIS. which amends the medi
cal act and provides for the supervi
sion by the state board of heath of the
standard of medical colleges, and
, which narrowly escaped boinskili:"!
one day last week because it containo-i
n nrnvkifin ntrmmir niMTTiptip rmil mn-
-: L. r- . : . f j i . . i 1 1 -
man rdtuuns oaiu to ndvc conspired )a i,,,aiers unde
by the treasurer general. Mrs. Davis,
the transactions amounted to "insecure
speculation." and she recommended
hereafter only government bonds be
IIkinc1 of liy 4 oniiiilltct'.
The matter came up in the report of
the committee to whom was referred
the recommendations of the treasurer
ip-u' iui. i lie i t'l'oiiimt-iiuui ion i iwii
only government bonds be purchased in
future was disposed of by the commit
tee recommending to the congress the
approval of the report of the finance
committee regarding the investment of
the society's funds. The recommenda
tion was accepted by the congress.
Talk of an election contest is rife at
Milan, where Ihe independents, who
were defeated at the polls by the old
regime, assert that II. A. Smith, suc
cessful candidate for village president,
has not been a resident of the town
long enough to legally hold oftice.
At several other places in the coun
ty where the contest Tuesday was par
ticularly bitter there have been rumors
of contests by some of the unsuccessful
candidates, but so far as is known none
of them are being pressed. In Andalu.
sia it is understood a recount was de
sired in behalf of S. R. Kennedy, who
was defeated for president by J. D.
Inly line on Tit-kef.
Mr. Kennedy twas nominated by the
citizens and endorsed bv the temper
ance people, wh left the head of their
ticket blank. It-was thought there was
ground for a contest, because the name
of Mr. Kane wjis written in bv those
PLOT JO BURN DOWN
NO MOVE AFOOT TO
Secret Service Officials. Pay No Atten
tion to Story of Insane
Washington. Anril 20. The an-
thf stmm-visinn riff . .
to Prent Exnosition at IT " " . ... I "ouuLfineui ax mane to.iay uy secret
. , : i ha Qriiw or.nni m! h:i r ii ATior in.s'
London, April 20. Rumors of plots
objectionable feature was eliminate!
the house advanced the bill.
The other bill was senate bill No.
to burn down buildings of the interna- '-. one 01 l!if J11IS advocated ny i.ie
tional exhibition opening in Dublin ! organized labor interests of the state.
Mav 4. which, however, are said n which provides that in the construction
have been discovered in time to frits-', of buildings in which structural steel unbalanced by the death of his wife.
service officials that no further atten
tion will be paid to the statements of
Jan Bartula, who informed the polic
or ewarK. -. .(.. a consptracy was on
foot to assassinate Roosevelt.
Officials state the story had no fouu
tdation and that Bartula's mind became
Richard Olney Speaks
Before American Law
ON POLICY IN SOUTH
Delegates Asked to Uphold
Drago Doctrine Root on
Jap War Scare.
Officers of Chicago Wild Cat In-
F. E. CREELMAN IS ACQUITTED
Two Verdicts Returned by Jury Owing
to Mistake Being Made in
HELD ' ATTEMPTED SUICIDE"
Peoria Woman Decides Remains Are
Not Those of Her Missing
Navy or Army Uniform'
Gives Wearer No
ROOSEVELT IS LOSER
Sailor B?rred From Dance Hall
Refused Damages by
trate them, were published here today
The plots are attributed to the politi
cal factions in Ireland which admitted
ly are violently opposed to iuternatio.i
Ms used, there shall be floors construe?-
ed temporarily to protect the workmen
OHIO BUILDERS AND
DEALERS IN TRUST
Prominent Men at Toledo Indicted for
Violation of the Valentine
Toledo. Ohio. April 2". Ovrr in
dictments against, wealthy and prom
inent local manufacturers and dealers
were presented to Judge Morris by the
grand jury today, including true bills
against lumber (balers, brick manufac
turers, and members of the Master
Plumbers' association for violation ot
the. Valentine anti-trust law.
HEALER A SUICIDE
Washington, April 20. Plans for the
second The Hague conference and the
development of international law and
science will he the principal questions
discussed at today's session of the first
annual meeting of the American soci
ety of international law.
i'onilt-iniiM llnosfvt-lt'x (iurc
Richard Olney, who was one of the
principal speakers, criticised Roose-
who voted for him. and errors are like .velt's Santo Domingo policy and con-
ly to have been puide under the circum- ,leInnwl tnp ,akjng of the Panama canal
stances. ... .
strip wimout compensation to Colom
bia. Elihu Root was elected president.
i Hunger of War.
Washington, April 20. That there
was never at any time any danger of
war between the United States and
Japan growing out of the recent con
troversy regarding segregation of Jap
anese school children in the public
schools of San Francisco was made
clear by Secretary Root in an address
on "The Real Questions I'nder the Jap
anese Treaty and San Francisco School
Board Resolution," at the first annual
meeting of the American Society of In
ternational Law, which convened here
yesterday. The question of state rights.
Secretary Root declared, was not in
volved. DIm-iinn Dnigo Dix-lrlne.
Much of the afternoon session was
devoted to discussion of the so-called
Drago doctrine, which former Secretary
of State John W. Foster declared was
first originated by Alexander Hamilton
more than one hundred years ago.
William Barnes, Sr., of Nantucket,
inent promoters, was acquitted. Two -Mass., introduced a resolution asking
verdicts were returned by the jury. lnJ society to go on record as consid
owing to a mistake. The first verdict ering it a degradation of the functions
fixed the term of imprisonment an i and purposes of the navies of the world
amount of fines. The jury was sent I to pervert them to the duties of debt
back to bring in a proper verdict. The , collectors and the lowering of the dig-
Alpha, 111.. April 20. (Argus Spe
cial.) After deliberating for a week
over the mysterious death of the un
known man whose bodv was found
long the Burlington tracks between
this place and Ophiem on Thursday of
last week, the coroners' jury brought
in a verdict of "attempted suicide."
The case is still surrounded with mystery.
The jury was composed of Frank
Cox. foreman: John Weibel. George
Wirt. Elmer Simnson W O Allison
and Thomas Clauson. rrovi.ience, u. i.. April zu. jniei
When the jury reassembled no new I Yeoman Fred J. Huenzle, who was bar-
facts had been brought out. The sup- red from a dance hall in Newport be-
ijumi.oh now is inai i ne man cut ins .......... ..c i, ,.. i, ....,rinW .ho
.... ... . '"'HI. , .- .... ... . "v
uniform of the navy, can recover at
road track, where he sustained a frae- !i,w ,n!v n' l"'ce r lus admission
ture of the jaw and skull, either bv a picket, according to a decision handed
fall or being hit by a passing train, down by Justice Sweetland of the
The jury was in a quandary as to what Uhl),,e Island sllperior ctmrt.
own throat, threw the razor away, and
sort of a verdict to bring in, but finally
found that "an unknown man had come
to his death by attempted suicide."
The state's attorney and sheriff of Cam
bridge attended the inquest.
Mot I'eorin Man.
Mrs. Catherine Mausser and daugh
ter have returned to their home in Pe
oria, having failed to identify the mur
dered man as their son and brother.
Charles Mausser. Extensive descrip
tions were sent to sheriffs all over the
state and for a while Mrs. Mausser
felt certain deceased was her son.
ltil.lN Sauir an CMhrm.
Tin- decision says the legal rights of
a man wearing a United States uniform
are not different from those of anv well
behaved person who possesses a ticket
of admission to any place of amuse
ment. The judge holds the proprietors
of a place of amusement are not under
iny obligation to admit any person
whom Jhey choose to exclude.
I'rrMiilrnl (invr A 111.
Buenzle was given financial support
by naval officers and President Roose-
pr 20. Fc
Chicago. Aprj 20. Former Judge
Aimer Smith, president of the defunct
Bank of America; Gustave F. Sorrow,
Us cashier, and J. V. Pierce, its vice
president, were found guilty by the
jury last night of conspiracy to wreck
the bank. F. E. Creelman, formerly a
millionaire lumber merchant, a stock
holder in the bank and one of its prom-
prosecuting the case.
In this enrmert inn thorn i - -t,.,.i-.
able coincidence. Mrs. Mausser's miss- Vtk ' .heI,,1. 1efraV ,he exnPnstls of
ing son, Charles, who has been absent
for more than a month, with no tidings
whatever from him, and the deceased
are similarly marked. Both have the
initials "C. M." tattooed on the left
forearm, both have scald burns on the
left leg. both have the same deformed
finger, and they are about the same Jesse A. Walker, Rural Carrier, Swears
CONSTITUTION IS COMPLETE
Oklahoma Convention Winds Up Five
Guthrie. Okla.. April 20. Without r
dissenting vote, but with 27 of the
Miss Mary E. Tomlinson, Adviser of 's; delegates not voting, the consti.u
Eddy, Leaps foam Fourth
INDEPENDENT PHONES WIN
Bell Company Makes Proposition to
Retire from Indiana.
Fort Wayne. Ind.. April 2u. Repre
sentatives of :5 independent telephone
companies met here yesterday to con
sider a verbal proposition made by th 3
Central Union Telephone company to
abandon its local exchange and.
through sale or lease, turn it over ii
the independents. It is said that tlu
Bell companies, of which the Central
Union is one, have been operating their
local business at a loss in various ci
ties, and are ready to abandon all serv
ice in the state except the long dist
ance messages. The same proposition
it is rumored, will be made in Ohio.
The Independents will act on the prop
osition at their convention in Indiana
polis in May.
Boston, April 20 Miss Mary E.
Tomlinson. sister of Rev. Irving C.
Tomlinson, first reader in the Chris
tion Science church in Concord. N. 11..
and one of Mrs. Mary Baker C. Eddy's
closest advisers, committed suicide
yesterday by jumping from the fourth
floor of the Parker house to the side
walk. She lived two hours. M:;
Tomlinson. up to a year ago was sec
ond reader in the Concord church, airi
since then has been a healer. Her
brother is one of the defendants in the
suit for an accounting of the property
of Mrs. Eddy.
tion for the proposed state of Okla
homa, framed by the convention which
has been in session nearly five months
was adapted at 2:"0 o'clock yesterday
afternoon. Prolonged applause greet
ed President Murray's announcement
that the work of the convention had
been consummated. At 2:40 o'clock
President. Murray signed a sheepskin
copy of the constitution.
ASKS $150,000 FOR INJURIES
Rockford Man, Hurt in Wreck While
on Honeymoon, Sues.
Rockford, 111.. April 20. Ralph
Root, secretary of the Dairy Ship
pers Dispatch, with offices in Chicago.
is understood to have instituted a dam
age suit against the Rio Grande rail
way for $150,000 damages for injuries
sustained by himself and wife in a
wreck near Pueblo, Col., while they
were on their wedding trip. Mr. Root
and his bride were both injured in the
GIVEN A QUICK SENTENCE
Youth Who Got $25,000 in St Paul
Sent to Reformatory.
St. Paul. April 20. John Gunderson,
who confessed to the robbery of tho
Northern Express company's office '
holding up Fred Zimmerman, a clerk,
compelling the latter to hand over a
package of money containing $25,000
was sentenced to tho St. Cloud re
formatory at 2 o'clock yesterday after
noon. He was arraigned in the muni
cipal court in the morning at his own
request, where he waived the usual
formalities and was immediately hel 1
to the district court. Less than threo
days elapsed from the commission cf
the robbery to the sentence of the
RECEIVER FOR OIL COMPANY
Petition Affecting Unc'e Sam Concern
of Kansas Acted On.
Topeka, Kan., April 20 Judge Pol
lock today named J. C. O. Morse re-
ceier for the Uncle Sam Oil company
under a bankruptcy petition. Morse is
the manager of the telephone com
pany of Wichita, and was formerly
state railroad commissioner. He. fur
nished a bond of $50,000.
second verdict omitted the term of imprisonment.
'rtT Was Short.
The Bank of America was opened
Dec. 1. lito.". and a receiver appointed
six weeks later. The promoting of the
institution was marked by what the
state characterized as "high finance."
During the trial witnesses testified the
charter for the bank was secured
through fraud, it being claimed the
promoters "kited" checks for the al
leged purpose of making it appear they
had sufficient funds to secure a char
ter. The closing of the bank followed
the failure of a lumber company in
which Creelman was heavily interest
ed. Investigation of the bank's af
fairs at the time disclosed a great deal
of worthless notes which it was al
leged had been put up for bank stock.
nity of the admirals of navies to force
them to l erform the duties of consta
bles, bailiffs and sheriffs in collection
It.-IVrrt'tl for Conxltlerntton.
The resolution, which also carried en
dorsement of the Drago doctrine, was
referred to the executive committee for
consideration. Among those who spoke
were Guergel De Amaral of the Brazil
ian embassy. Amos S. Hershey of the
University of Indiana, Robert Lansing
of Watertown. N. Y.-, John II. Lafane
of Lexington, Va.: Henry W. Temple
of Washington Pa., and Theodore P
Ion of Boston.
SHEFFIELD CAPTURES CUP
Championship Football Game Played
Before 100,000 at London.
London. April 20. The Sheffie'J
football team today captured the Eng
lish cup before a crowd of 100,000 r.t
the Crystal palace by defeating the
Everton team, holders of the trophy.
AMBASSADOR LEISHMAN'S MOVE
PUTS TURKEY AT DISADVANTAGE
LUMBER COMBINE IS SEEN
Investigating Committee Assured Ca
nadian Associations Cooperate.
Ottawa, Ont, April 20. The commit
tee appointed to investigate the alleged
existence of a combine in the lumber
trade of the Canadian west reported
to parliament yesterday. The com
mittee unanimously agreed that tho
prices of lumber are excessive anl
that there Is a combine in the RetaU
Lumbermen's association and the Lum
bermen's Manufacturers' association.
In regard to the latter, before express
Constantinople, April 20. Ambassa
dor Leishman has made a new move
in the American school question by
which he has placed the porte in the
awkward position of appearing to
thwart the will of the sultan. In his
last communication to the foreign of
fice the ambassador pointedly called
attention to the fact that notwithstand
ing the formal promises and pledges
of his majesty that a satisfactory set
tlement of the school question would
be arranged, the porte has utterly fail
ed to carry out the imperial assur
ances. 4'onxhler Adroit Move.
The action of Leishman in thus hold
ing the porte responsible for the delay
is regarded in diplomatic circles here
as being very adroit. Even Turkish
circles admit it places the government
in the enviable light of seeming to op
pose the execution of the sultan's
SAYS TRAIN CREW
height, weight, and age
The bodv is
Out Warrants for Burlington
MAN DIES IN EAST
Jesse A. Walker, rural mail carrier
in the upper end of the county, has
clashed with the Burlington road and
proposes to see what can be done to
Louis D. Donally Was Traffic Manager Uniployes of the company who inter
fered with the carrying of the United
States mails for a period of 1C min
utes last Monday. Mr. Walker, it Is
said, when he reached Joslin on his
April 20. Louis W. Don- route, found a Burlington freight
stretched across the road. He asked
the crew to cut the train in two and
illow him to pass. but. the trainmen
(iid not do so and Mr. Walker was
forced to wait till the train moved on.
Warrants were sworn out for the mem
bers of the crew and they stopped next
day for a hearing but had none, as the
justice of the peace was not at home.
There has been no trial of the case.
of the Diamond Match
any, iramc manager of the Diamond
Match company, died in this city today
oi rncumatism of the heart. He will
De buried at Muscatine. Iowa, where
he formerly lived
DISGRACE DRIVES RICH
CLUBMAN TO SUICIDE
Benedict Gimbel of Philadelphia Cuts
Veins With Pieces of Broken
THREAT TO COLLECT A
DEBT IS BLACKMAIL
Alfred Pierson of Spring Valley Finds
Out in Peoria Court to His
Alfred Pierson of Spring Valley was
fined $200 and costs in the federal
court at Peoria this week. The case
in which Pierson was interested was
one in which he was accused of trying
to blackmail one Goldstein of Spring
Valley who owed Pierson $500. Goi-1-stein
ran a clothing store in Spring
Valley. It burned down one night and
Pierson claimed that he saw Goldstein
the night of the fire doing things that
seemed suspicious. After the fire Pier
son wrote Goldstein some letters anl
in these letters he told him that if he
did not pay him the $300 that he owed
him he would tell what he knew of the
origin of the fire. Goldstein turned th?
letters over to the government officials
who arrested Pierson on the charge of
trying to blackmail Goldstein.
New ork. April 20. Benedict Gim
hel of Philadelphia, millionaire club
man and vice president ami secretary
of the largest department stores in the
world, who was arrested on a seriou-
charge preferred by Ivor Clark, a K
year-old boy. is dying in St. Mary's
hospital. Hobokon. In a room in the
Palace hotel. Hoboken, an obsctrc
hostelry, to which he went after beinj
released on $fi.000 bail Thursday nigh:
ne carried out the threat he made
when he was arrested
IS NOT EXPLAINED
No Light Shed on Death of John Va-
concellos by Coroner's
POLITICAL CRISIS DRIVING MANY
RUSSIANS TO EMIGRATE TO AMERICA
about a quarter of a million, of wliom
New Oat-and Persimmons.
A new variety of oats expected to
yield our farmers several lushels more
per ncre than any of the best species
which they are now growing is one of
the new plants which Frank N. Myer.
Uncle Sam's agricultural explorer in
China, has Just found; also a delicious
Chinese persimmon, which can be pared
and eaten like the apple.
St. Petersburg, April 20. Owing to
the political and economical crisis 300,
000 Russian subjects will emigrate to
America this year, according to the di-
wreck, and his health has been im- J ing too definite an opinion, they would i rector of the emigration department.
paired as a result of the experience. Jlike to get further evidence. ' 'Hitherto the yearly exodus has been
two-thirds were Jews. The percentage,
of orthodox Russians who emigrate is
increasing. The director says most of
Owner of London Globe Dead.
London, April 20. Sir George Arm
strong, proprietor of the London Globe
died this afternoon, aged 71.
Another Quake at Constantinople.
Constantinople, April 20. Anothe'r
the emigrants will go to Illinois, Min- earth shock was felt here and in the
Aurora. 111.. April 20. A coroner'.
jury held yesterday to inquire into the
cause of the death of John Vasconcel-
He tore open los returned a verdict of plain suicid?.
the veins of his throat and wrists with There were no facts brought out at the
a jagged piece of crockery. Whe.i inquest which threw any light on the
found he was nearly dead The su.-- matter. The condition of Miss Eells
geons at the hospital have no hope of I is-" dangerous and a physician is attend-
saving his life. ing htr constantly. According to the
doctor's statements, she must be re-
MIMIC WAR COSTS WARSHIP moved from the city within two or
three days to prevent a complete phy-
British Destroyer Ariel Collides with s'cal breakdown.
Breakwater and Sinks at Malta.
Valette. Island of Malta. April 20- KNOX WINS JOINT DEBATE
While maneuvering during a night at
tack outside Grand harbor late vester- Beioit College Orators Lose Affirmative
day, the British torpedo boat destroyer Spirited Discussion.
Ariel collided with the breakwater and Galesburg. III.. April 20. Debating
sank. One man was drowned. The teams representing Knox and Beloit
Ariel will he a total loss. colleges, engaged in joint discussion
last night on the question: "Should
HEAVY SNOW AT PUEBLO COL in?ersla,e commerce corporations be
. ' " required to operate under a" federal
Extends East Into Kansas and South license?" The Beloit debaters. James
to Texas. A- ora, is. . Brown and C. . Worr,
Pueblo. Col.. ADril 20 The snow advocated tne negative, and the Knox
storm that began at noon yesterdiv G,oule,S- rrB.nK ""Per. KODert mc-
continued this moraine with k! infhQ clure an vviiiiam Jampe, the affirri-
on the ground. The storm extended a " Jag gave Knox the deci-
east to Dodge City, Kan., and south S10n-
into Tevas It line rir.nlt.f1 ctroat s,-, .-1
traffic. The thermometer registered NEW COMPANY IS FORMED
Fruit and vegetables are badly
Reorganized Galesburg Military Organ
ization Has 35 Members.
The new company C of Galesburg
nesota, Nebraska and the Dakotas.
suburbs at 4 this morning.
Accident Was Fatal.
Dixon. 111.. April 20. Charles Dicks, was organized Thursday night with a
a farmer residing near Shaw Station, membership of 33. Fred Prince, a
was found dead in bed yesterday at graduate of West Point, was chosen
me nome or a neignoor, liarl Clink, first lieutenant and W. A. Johnson.
mis ouggy had crashed Into a tele- formerly first lieutenant in the old
pnone pole, near Mr. Clinks and he company was elected second lieuten-
aeciaeu to remain there all night ant.