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FIFTY-SIXTH YEAR. NO. 182.
FRIDAY. MAY 17, 1 907. TWELVE PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
MARK IN WHEAT TRADING IS
Sales Even Greater Than
During the Letter
RESULT HIGH PRICES
Rush of Buying Orders Forces
Futures Still Fur-
Chicago, May- 17. Scenes of wild ex
citement which attended yesterday's
sensational advance in, wheat on th
board of trade were dopulicntcd lur
ing early trading today. The market
showed sharp declines on initial trans
actions Inssos ranging all the way
from to 2 compared with yester
day's close. Within the first 13 min
utes however, the market had not onlv
regained all the opening loss hut i.i
some cases advanced in addition.
July opened at HUVj and advanced u
M'4 and Sept. rose from HTli to it 'J to
;nmn SritMiitlonnlly Mrnni;.
ny noon the market became sensa
tionally strong and the activity extend
ed into corn and oats. Wheat, hovccr,
was still easily the star attraction, and
a new record was set when .Inly made
a frenzied jump to 102, which was
higher than yesterday's close.
Selling Itnlcrs i:nmillri.
September, in Ions jumps, went to
1H2, and December advanced to
l(!o. The upward trend of prices
luring the forenoon caused consider
able short gelling anions professionals
who play habitually for a downward
turn, but the nation wide demand com
pletely engulfed the selling orders and
figures continued to grow on the black
board almost as if there were no sell
ers. In volume of trade all records, in
cluding those of the "Leiter corner"
days and the men who went beforj
him. were, eclipsed, according to state
ments of traders who have been on the
board more than a generation.
EQUAL TO THE TEST
Crews of Lake and Octopus Come tc
Surface in Good Condition
After 24 Hours.
Newport, It. I., May 17. The stu
marines Octopus and hake completed
their long twenty-four hour submerged
habit ability test yesterday afternoon
at the naval coaling station at Brad
ford, the Octopus coming to the sur
face at 3:10 and the Lake at 4:0a, the
times that the two Itoats were sealed
up Wednesday afternoon.
As soon as the boats came to the
surface they were boarded by the na
val trial board for the purpose of ex
amlning the air and conditions inside
the boats, and in both instances they
were found to be of the best. All of
the twenty-three men who had ben
confined in the boats were found to he
in the best of condition, they claiming
that they had spent a most comfortable
day beneath the surface of the bay,
and were spry when they emerged
from the boats.
Both boats during the long test haJ
twice blown out the foul air and re
plenished it with fresh from the com
pressed air tanks. The Octopus had
used just one forty-fifth of its air sup
ply, while the I-ike used about 4VI
yards of its supply. During the night
a small leak was found in the Lake's
superstructure. This was easily re
paired. SALARY GRAB BILL
IS DONE TO DEATH
Lieutenant Governor Sherman Refuses
to Sign Measure Raising Pay
Springfield, 111.. May 17. (Argus Spe
cial.) The bill increasing the salaries
of the members of the legislature from
$1,000 to $2,000 per term and $5 per
day for extra sessions, is dead because
Lieutenant Governor Sherman refuses
to sign the same and return it to the
governor owing to the senate having
not legally passed the motion receding
from its amendment knocking out the
$5 per day for extra sessions. The
motion should have been voted on by
roll call, but was only voted on vivc
Republican Caucus Gives Wis
consin Senatorship to
BALLOTING JUST A MONTH
Change of Allegiance on Part of Two
Men Caused the Defeat of
.Madison, Wis., May 17. The sena
torial deadlock was broken by the nom
ination on the first ballot at last night's
republican caucus of former Congress
man Isaac Stephenson of Marinette.
The result was accomplished by the
breaking up of the opposition which,
when the anti-Stepbenson men realized
they were beaten, returned to their for
mer favorites. Eseh and Hatten, and
the final result was announced as fol
lows: Stephenson, 51; Esch, 23; Hat
ten, 19; scattering, o.
llinKftl on Two Men.
Credit for Stephen-son's victory is
given Lieutenant Governor Connor, who
secured for Stephenson the support of
two members claimed to have been
pledged to Hatten. If they had voted
for Hatten, Stephenson would have
The deadlock has continued since
April 10, and in that time one ballot
was taken daily in the legislature and
nearly eighty in the republican cau
cuses. Ik II Itl. h Mnn.
Isaac Stephenson is a wealthy lum
berman and banker. He was born in
Frederic-ton. N. II., June IS, 1S29; went
to Bangor, Maine, in Jljyo, and a year
later moved to WisctmsfnwTicre''lic
worked on a farm. He afterward
bought a schooner which he sailed be
tween Milwaukee and Escanaba and in
vested his savings in timber lands. He
is now president and controlling owner
of the N. Ludington company, the
Prestigo Lumber company, the Menom
inee River Boom company, the Steph
enson company, and the Stephenson
National bank of Marinette. Stephen
son was a member of the Wisconsin
legislature in 1 SCO-OS and was congress
man from ISS:! to lXSD. He has long
been an adherent of Senator La Fol
lette. Conflriiiril In Anxrnihly,
Madison, Wis., May 17. The nom
ination of Stephenson in the republi
can caucus last night as I'nited States
senator was today formally ratified in
joint assembly. Stephenson received
the vote of every republican present.
USE MASH MAN DROWNED IN
10,000 Gallons Will be Made Into
Whisky by the Distillers.
Detroit, May 17. Ten thousand gal
lons of mash, in which William Kei
ney was drowned in a distillery Tues
day night, will be made into whisky
and served in approximately 500,000
drinks to patrons of bar-rooms. Keu
ney was not in the mash more than 10
minutes at I he most, but he was dead
when found. "Of course this mash
will be used," said Franklin II. Wa'-k-r,
vice ircsidcnt of the company.
"The fermentation and distillation dis
pose of any Impurity that might get
into the mash."
YIELDS TO LONGSHOREMEN
One Stevedore Finally Grants Demands
of the Strikers.
New York, May 17. Joseph Caruva,
a stevedore contractor for the Cuneo,
Trinidad, and Donald Steamship com
panies, whose vessels dock in Brook
lyn, today granted the demands of the
Tanners Win Wage Raise.
Kenosha, Wis., May 17. Twelve hun
dred employes of the N. R. Allen's Sons
tannery, who quit work three days ago,
returned to work today. The men will
receive the same scale of wages as
paid by the Milwaukee tanneries.-
Bad Fire at Pittsburg.
rittsburg. May 17. Two firemen were
injured, five manufacturing plants, de
stroyed and a number of small resi
dences were badly damaged early to-
day by a fire which started in the
Brush & Stevens company pattern and
model plant. The loss Is $100,000.
Elopes With Married Man.
Qumcy, 111., May 17. The police
here yesterday intercepted Miss Ma :y The letter follows:
McGenn, who had eloped from Gaier- "Gentlemen: My professional con
burg, III., with Harry Hough, a Bu:- duct as a Congregational minister in
ling-ton clerk, who has a wife and child
at Galesburg. Hough went on to St.
i sent home.
Louis. The girl, who is but 16, wa3,been challenged, I desire to say-that
POINTS OUT WAY
Union and Cooperation
DISCUSSES MERGER PLANS
Declares Articles of Agreement Adopt
ed Last Year Can Only Be Enforc
ed by Common Council.
Columbus, Ohio, May 17 When the
Presbyterian general assembly opened
today the moderator introduced Gover
nor Harris, w ho delivered an address of
welcome to the 1,000 commissioners on
behalf of the state. Mayor Badger wel
comed the assembly on behalf of the
city. The report of the special commit
tee on church union and cooperation
was then submitted.
The entire report was listened intent
ly to, but the portion of most interest
was with regards to the articles of
agreement adopted at the last general
assembly. To put the articles into ef
fect it is necessary for the assembly to
elect S2 representatives to a council of
the reformed churches in America hold
ing the Presbyterian system.
Woiiltl liiMtiiif -ut hllioiiM.
The committee recommended that
further negotiations looking to a union
with the Reformed Presbyterian church
general synod be postponed "until Cod
in His providence shall open a way for
As to the relations with the Reformed
church in the United States, it was rec
ommended the matter Tie recommitted
to the committee on cooperation and
i:iillll-l to 30 I)rl.-(ta(e.
As to the plan of federation of the
Christian churches of America, it was
stated that the Presbyterian church in
the I'nited States of America is enti
tled to ott represent ati vers in .the federal
council. It was recommended 24 mem
bers of the committee oil cooperation
and union be made representatives with
six others. ' . '? -v 4
Would Triuixft-r Properly.
It was. recommended the aBscibly
pass resolutions directing each of the
iuewpuraied ' hoards' "aiuT "permanent
committee of the Presbyterian church
to proceed as promptly as possible to
transfer all its properly and accounts
to the appropriate board of the Presby
terian church in the I'nited States and
to the legal dissolution unless other
wise directed by competent legal coun
sel. PLAGUE CLAIMS THOUSANDS
Victims in Six Weeks in India Reports
Show Reached 451,892.
Simla, May 17. Governmental re
turns published today show deaths
from the plague throughout India, for
six weeks ending May 11, reached the
appalling total of 151.S92.
EAGLES NOT ALLOWED BOOZE AT MEET;
KANSAS OFFICERS RAID PRIVATE CAR
Tokepa, Kas., May 17. A privat3
car stocked with liquors, taken to Io'.a
by the Leavenworth delegations to the
state convention of the fraternal order
of the Eagles, was raided late last
night by the county attorney and sher
iff while the delegates were making
merry in the Santa Fe yards.
President Hunt of the state organi
zation was in the car, but was not ar
rested. Eight of the Leavenworth
delegates, all prominent in business
circles, were arrested, charged with
violation of the nuisance clause of the
prohibitory law. Five of the men ar
rested are J. A. Braun, S. Heale, J. X.
Kavanaugh, W. H. Blousell, J. Slaught
ly. All were arraigned in the justice
MINISTER WHO MARRIED COREY IN
HUMBLE APOLOGY TO SAVE JOB
New York, May 17. Rev. John Lewis
Clark, pastor of the Bushwick Avenue
Congregational church, admitted last
night to the trustees and deacons of
his church that he had committed a
wrong in marrying William Ellis Corey
and Mabelle Oilman and begged the
forgiveness of his church. As one act
of atonement he said he has returned
Corey's fee, which is stated to have
been $1,000. '
At a meeting last night the trustees
consented to forgive the minister and
stlare wlth n'ra- as tnc' Put ttle
"humiliation and chagrin" he had
i brought upon tne cnurcn.
castor uiarK s conression ot wrong
doing was contained in a letter to the
trustees of his church, dated May 16
performing the wedding ceremony at
the Hotel Gotham on May 14, having
I upon reflection and examination I am
IS MAYOR IN
Schmitz Relinquishes His
Power to Seven
NEW TURN AT FRISCO
Said to Have Virtually Abdi
cated as Result of Ex
posures. San Francisco, May 17. The Call to
day says: "From this time forward
Eugene Schmitz will be mayor of San
Francisco in name only. He has relin
quished the reins of government to a
committee of seven representing live-
meat commercial organizations who
will administer the city's affairs upon
the lines demanded by the public.
(;ivr Authority in riling.
"The capitulation of the mayor is
complete. He has transferred in writ
ing his authority, tantamount to a pow
er of attorney, to the following citizens:
F. B. Anderson, F. W. Dohrmann, Per
cey T. Morgan, F. W. Vansicklen, Louiii
Rosentield. C. H. Bcntley, and Charles
Itrlurnx o IIIIh.
San Francisco, Cal., May
sensational 'declaration that the brib
ery graft prosecutors offered immun
ity to Abraham Ruef if he would b
come a witness for the stale again s:
tne various nign personages accuse!
or municipal corruption was made yes
terday by Ruef himself, who declares
he refused the offer. He said:
"One of the morning papers made
tne outrageous statement tnat I was
drunk when I changed my plea it
Stilly 1 in cmut JSterrtayi- -fetrm
there are no depths of dirtiness to
which some of my enemies will not
descend, even in this hour. That I d: 1
not takes my stand without long and
full consideration you may believe when
I tell you that, two months ago the
prosecution came to me and offered to
let mo off on everything if I would
make Hums my father confessor. 1
turned them down."'
Will tt TrII All.
When informed by a newspaper man
at noon that he was to be called be
fore the grand jury Ruef said:
"Is that so? I have heard nothing ot
it. but I will go if they come for m-i.
But before I go I want to correct the
statement that was published that
court and released under $:'.00 bond to
apiear for trial in the district court.
Iola was a wide open town until the
recent crusado of the attorney general
began, and the Eagles ran a bar for
the members of the order in a club
room. The club was raided two week?
ago. however, the steward arrested
and a permanent injunction issued bv
the district coTirt restraining the fur
ther drinking of intoxicating liquor in
The town thus being made entlre-iy
"dry," the delegates provided refresh
ments for the convention by taking a
well stocked private car to Iola. This
was the car raided. The liquors wcie
not being sold, but given away to mem
bers of the order.
convinced that without intention I did
wrong in my ofliee as a Congregational
minister, to my church and the Cnri3
tion conception of the marriage rela
tion. "I most sincerely regret having used
my ecclesiastical office to sanction this
wedding, and I beg pardon of my church
and , denomination for having, unwill
ingly, and without due examination and
reflection, been induced to officiate. I
will humbly receive any censure which
may be visited upon me, for I realize
increasingly the gravity of my trans
gression. I have returned the fee which
was given me and ask for such charita
ble judgment as Christian forbearance
"If this great error, which was not
committed with evil intent, can be con
doned, I promise most solemnly in the
future that all my uses of my ecclesi
astical office shall be strictly within
the principles and practices of my de
"JOHN LEWIS CLARK."
CossacksTake Revenge on Fac
tory Employes at Lodz When
Stage is Robbed.
FIFTEEN KILLED OUTRIGHT
Desperate Raid Made on Warsaw Rail
way Office Yields Robbers
Lodz, May 17. Forty-five officials
and workmen of Kuttners Shining
mills were shot down this morning by
a patrol of Cossacks because a band of
terrorists attacked a mail wagon in
the neighborhood, killing a Cossack
guard and wounding another Cossack
and two postofnee officials.
ti-arMl In Sltl? StrrotM.
While a wagon was passing throug'i
Lonkowa s-treet the terrorists suddenly
appeared from a side street, opened
lire on the Cossack's escort, seized
1,000 letters and $1,000 from the wag
on and escaped.
t 'iiKMarkM Iti-m-li Scene.
A moment later a patrol of Cassaeko
arrived on the scene and infuriated by
the fate of their comrades, rushed into
the Kuitner factory which was no-ir
the spot where the robbery occurred.
and began firing indiscriminately, kill
ing 15 and wounding over "0 persons.
Greatest indignation prevails, as it ii
claimed the employes of the factorv
had nothing to do with the attack on
the mail wagon.
Hold Ip Itailwny Oftlcr.
Warsaw, May 17. A band of terror
ists held up tbe city office of the Vis
tula railroad this morning and got away
with $5,000 after a severe fight in which
four persons were killed anil nino
wounded. The office was full of people
at the time and soldiers were guarding
the approaches, but the terrorists at
tacked them with revolvers, killing two
and injuring four before they reached
the place vbcre the money was kept.
Snatching up a bag containing $5,000,
the men ran out of the office.
The soldiers fired a volley at the flee
ing .terrorists, but only succeeded In
whom were killed and five wouitue
would 'expose everybody, and protect,
nobody.' I stand by what I said
namely: that those persons who wen;
drawn into corruption against their
will and by the force of overwhelming
circumstances-' shall not be made ta--gets
by me; but that those who em
braced criminal acts of their own vo
lition will not. be protected by me. I
do not know what I shall be asked be
fore the grand jury, and I prefer nit
to make any furl her statement until
after I have testified."
tirmiil .Fur) Adjourn.
After a long session the grand jury
adjourned last night. No indictments
Theodore V. Halsey, indicted for the
bribery of supervisors in the interest
of the Pacific Telephone company, was
arraigned before Judgo Dunne on te l
indictments. The cases were all post
poned to May 22.
IN RUINS OF INN
Evidence of Murder of Former Owner
in 1874 Also Uncovered at
Cleveland, Ohio, May 17. Erie rail
road bonds worth $116,710 and $575 in
blackened gold coins were found yes
terday when a rusted tin box which
was recently unearthed in the ruins of
a century old inn was forced open.
The original owner of the treasure
was George C. Moran, who mysterious
ly disappeared in 1S71. A heap of
charred bones, found several days be
fore the box was dug up, in a bricked-in
fireplace, now seems to substantiate
tbe theory held that Moran was mur
SCHOOL CLASS ON STRIKE
Commencement Exercises Are Held Up
Until Member Gets Diploma.
Ottawa, Kan., May 17. The mem
bers of the high school graduating
class, loyal to one of its members, went
on strike last night and refused to al
low the commencement exercises to go
on until the faculty had issued a di
ploma to a neglected member and had
allowed him to take his place on the
BLAST CAUSES GREAT HAVOC
Three Men Killed, Five Injured, Train
Wrecked, and Houses Destroyed.
Chattanooga, Tenn., May 17. ThrtJe
men killed, three so seriously injured
that they will die, and two others bad
ly injured, in addition to the crashing
of a Southern railway freight engine
and eleven cars through a bridge in'.o
Chattanooga creek and the destruction
of three residences and a pile driver
near by, was the result of a premature
JUDGE CHARGES ATTEMPT
TO INFLUENCE SENTIMENT
explosion of a blast at the foot ot
Lookout mountain yesterday.
The bridge was crushed in by sev
eral tons of rock hurled by the blast
just as a Southern railway freight
train was going over it. Other pieces
of rock crashed through the pilot of
pile driver, killing Engineer Shat'er an 1
Fireman Hyder instantly. Other pieces
of rock, hurled 500 and COO yards,
struck the residences, crashing
through the roofs and the floors of th-.5
HELD IN ESTEEM
News of Death of Consul Eck
manat Stockholm, Sweden,
Brings Regret Here.
RECEIVED AT AUGUSTANA
His Career One of Philanthropy an.i
Prominence in Country Helped
The news of the death of Consul Ek
man of Stockholm, Sweden, yesterday
was received with sorrow by the stu
dent body of Augustana college this
morning. The news of the death of
the old friend of Augustana was told
the students while gathered for morn
ing prayer, and some time was spent
by President Andreen in speaking of
Mr. Ekman and of the great work
which he had accomplished for the
Swedish people both in Sweden and in
this country, and of his interest in th
ovunisn uuncrnn cnurcii ana its leau -
ing institution, Augustana college.
Consul Ekman was born in Goteburg,
Sweden, Dec. 10. 1812. At an early
age be engaged in business in his na
tive city, and in ISol was appointed
vice consul to Russia. Later he again
engaged in business. He. is well known
r his great work in behalf of the
woikingman and for the organization
which lie instituted for the working
classes of his country that they might
procure and pay for their own homes.
He was the Kader in the Goteburg sys-
tem for the prohibition of spirit nous t tailed session of the Hay wood trial yes
drinks, spending the greater part of today 11 talesmen were examined be-
his life in this work. He was a great
philanthropist, having donated vast
sums to the 1'niversity of 1'psala, for
different religions organizations, tem
perance societies, and also the Gote
burg high school. He also instituted
the large Gustavus Adolphus fund for
the maintenance of th; latter institu
tion. He was a member of tbe lower
house of the Swedish riksdag from
1S70 to issi. and a member of the up
per house from 12 to 17.
Ill llfbilion in AnsuMtnnn.
For several years a movement had
been tin foot through Sweden for the
raising of a large fund of lOO.Oiiu
crowns for Augustana. At the time of
Dr. Aniireen's last visit to Sweden, but
15, 'mo crowns of this fund had been
raised. Consul Ekman, on hearing of
Dr. Andreen s visit in Sweden, sent for
him. and the result of the interview was
that Consul Ekman. gave to this fund
out of his own purse JiO.ono crowns.
Through his own gift others were in
spired and the remainder of the fund
was easily procured, thus realizin- the
Oscar II. lon.ouo crown fund. Consui
Ekman had since Ix-cn very much in
terested in the work done by Augus
tana and kept continually in touch with
BY HELEN BLAIR
Leaves on First Trip of Season to Bur
lington Both in Service
The steamer Helen Blair left here at
4 o'clock this afternoon on its lirsi
regular trip to Burlington thi season.
Tho Helen Blair was taken from its
winter quarters some time ago, but has
been in Davenport harbor, being re
painted and remodeled. The steamer
Columbia, which has been making the
Rock Island-Burlington trip since th?
opening of the season, will be taken Li
this evening at the Davenport harbor
and overhauled for its regular trios
running opposite Ihe Helen Blair later
The Columbia will run an excursion
from here to Muscatine Decoration
day returning at 9 o'clock in the even
ing. It will then leave on its first trip
opposite the Helen Blair to Burlington.
This wdll make daily trips between
here and Burlington, each boat leav
ing hero at 4 o'clock in the afternoon
except Sunday, when the Helen Blair
will make short trips to Muscatine.
Roosevelt's Go to Pine Knot.
Washington. May 17. President aril
Mrs. Roosevelt and son Archie, left
Washington at 11 o'clock today for a
few days' vacation at Pine Knot, Va.
State Ordered to Probe
Publication of Or
IN BOISE, IDAHO, TRIAL
Little Headway Made In the
Selection of Haywood
Boise, Idaho, May 17. Before the
jury in the trial of William Haywood
was brought into court today Judge
Wood drew attention to an interview
wi'h Harry Orchard published in thl3
morning's newspapers, which he said
undoubtedly was calculated to influence
witnesses and the jury. While the mat
ter was under discussion the witnesses
Ordered to In vent itcate.
Judge Wood directed the prosecuting
attorney to make an investigation of
the facts connected with the Orchard
interview and to take such action as
he found warranted.
Nit litel an Contempt.
The judge declared the publications
jwere highly Improper, coming as they
- ri;,i ,i,in.r the ..nmannlin-nf a tnrv
"While they appear to the court a3
not precisely in contempt." continued
Judge WK)d, "they are nevertheless
calculated to influence the jury in this
case. Something must be done to pre
vent the recurrence of this if we are
ever to get a jury. The court is much
surprised at -this publication at .-this
time and will be glad to hear from
counsel on the subject."
Kill I lie inp.
Boise. Idaho, May 17. At the cur-
fre the gap left iu the box by the
prosecution's peremptory challenge of
juror No. 2 was filled. During the af
ternoon the defense used the first of
its peremptory challenges to get rid of
Allen Pryde, juror No. 5, who had tes
lined that he discussed Harry Orchard
with the deputy who served his jury
Former MiMKniirlnn n the Boi,
Joel Matthews, who finally proved
satisfactory as No. 2, is a farmer who
came to Idaho a few years ago from
Missouri. He declared that he would
convict ou circumstantial evidence if
it removed every reasonable doubt, but
he would like to have some direct tes
timony as jvell.
W. W. TO MAKE TRIP
Boat Will Carry Excursion to Musca
tine Sunday Afternoon.
The excursion steamer W. W. will
leave port Sunday afternoon with an
excursion by the East End Athletic club
of Moline to Muscatine. This will bj
the last of the excursions for the W.
W. here until June 3 when it will' take
the excursion of the "Hello" girls of
the I'nion Electric Telephone company.
Tho JMiat. after Sunday will go dow.i
the river, it being scheduled to ru l
excursions from Burlington, Ft. Mad
ison, Keokuk, and other Iowa towns
returning here June 1. -
WOULD 00 IT ALONE
Horse Tired of Waiting for Driver, So
Started On the Trip.
A delivery horse belonging to Cole
man's meat market became tired whilj
waiting in front of the shop for its dri
ver to start out on the delivery trip
this morning about 8 o'clock, and start
ed up Second avenue. It was caught
after a half-hearted run of a few blocks.
Drinks Whisky on Bet; Dies.
St. Louis, May 17. To prove his ca
pacity for whisky, Thomas Taylor, a
cab driver, wagered that he cou'd
drink a large quantity of liquor. II?
consumed tho nineteen drinks without
a break, according to the wager, anl
died seven hours later.
Gas Explodes at Hospital.
Pittsburc. Pa., May 17. Three men
were painfully burned, 42 patients bad
ly frightened, and $3,000 damage done
when a gas explosion occurred at the
Ohio Valley hospital near here today.
Old Yale Professor Dies.
Norfolk, Conn.. May 17. ProfeBsor
Gustav J. Stocckcl, first head of the
department of music at Yale univer
sity and the second oldest professor
emeritus of that institution, died today,