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FIFTY-SIXTH YEAH. NO. 200. ' THE ARGUS, FRIDAY. JUXK It, 11)07. TWELVE PAGES. PKICK TWO CENTS.
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The One Hundred Thousand
Island Will Be Rounded
Dollar Fund For Greater Rock
Up by Saturday Night
MAYOR SGH1ITZ IS FOUND
GUILTY OF TAKING BRIBE
Frisco Executive Convict
ed by Unanimous
Vote of Jury.
JUDGE REFUSES BAIL
Defendant in Statement Attacks
Court and Declares He Will
Fight the Case.
San Francisco, June 14. Judge
Dunne today denied the application cf
Mayor Schmitz, convicted last night of
the crime of extortion, for release on
MAYOR EUGENE F. SCHMITZ.
bail and directed that Schmitz be
taken to jail.
San Francisco, June 1 1. A jury of
12 of his peers has declared Mayor Eu
gene E. Schmitz guilty of the crime of
extortion as charged against him by
the grand jury.
The jury was out one hour and thirty-five
minutes.. An informal ballot
stood 11 for convict'on. 1 for acquittal,
Juror Hums, a shoemaker, casting the i
The 12 men began discussion of the
evidence, which lasted for nearly an
hour. At the end of that time the first
formal ballot was cast. It was unani
mous for conviction.
IxNur a Sttiti-iurnt.
The jurymen issued a statement to
the Associated Tress immediately after
their dismissal by the court, in which
it was explained "Burns did not vote
for acquittal because he was dissatis
fied with the evidence or believed there
was any doubt of the defendant's guilt,"
but on account of confusion when the
two forms of verdict were read. As
soon as he "understood the matter he
cast his vote with the other eleven and
a verdict was accomplished."
Burns approved this statement as
Crowd at Door.
Even before Judge Dunne reached
the place of trial nearly a thousand
men had gathered in Bush street and
were clamoring at the doors to be let
in. They weie kept out until the 12
men had been brought in, and seated
After a wait of 5 minutes, the mayor
arrived, accompanied by his attorneys.
The jury was polled, and Foreman
Capp, answering the usual questions,
announced the verdict "guilty."
A moment of silence followed. Then
many spectators expressed their satis
faction with the result and shook each
other by the hand. The jury was poll
ed and each declared his verdict to be,
as already announced. Then Judge
Dunne announced that the judgment cf:
the court will be pronounced June 27.
The mayor was taken into custoly;
by the sheriff.
Schmitz at first declined to make any
statement, but later, by advice of his
attorneys dictated the followin
"No ma'ter what the decision of the
jury, which was gotten under the most
adverse circumstances regarding my
self, I still maintain and affirm I am
absolutely innocent of the crime charg
( IP:-. I
ed and will fight the case to the last
resort. As I said before my trial. I did
not expect nor did I receive fair or
even decent treatment at the hands of
Judge Dunne, and realizing his preju
dice, I made every effort to have the
case transferred to any other judge in
the state. I do not take this as a de
feat, and the decision makes mc all the
more determined to seek to secure judg
ment in another court."
A FATAL SHOOTING
Colonel S. H. Wreford Victim of Ven
geancc After Denouncing Witness
in Shooting Case.
Houston, Texas, June II. Colonel S.
II. Wreford, a prominent business man
was shot and killed today at Browns
ville as a result of a circular issued
yesterday in which he bitterly denounc
ed Captain William Kelly because of
Kelly's testimony before the senate
committee, which is investigating the
Brownsville affair in Washington.
Jesse Thorham. a stepson of Kelly is
charged with the killing.
TATE TALKS FOR A PARDON
Prisoner Confesses Rich Peorian Paid
Him to Rob School Safe.
Peoria, 111., June 11. ruder piomi-c
of immunity from further prosecutirn
and of pardon from Joliet by Governor
Denecn, "Eddie" Tate, the famous
"gentleman burglar," last night for the:
first time admitted that he helped blo.v
the school board sate ami stole G.KH)
pieces of forged script being held as
evidence against former Superintcn
dent, of Schools Newton C. Dougherty
Tate said he was assisted by Eddie
Fay and rat By Flaherty. He says that
$l,S(io was paid the three men by
prominent Peorian representing Dough
GUILTY OF BANK LOOTING
Real Estate Man Convicted of Helping
to Wreck Institutions.
Pittsburg, June 11. "Guilty as; ir.
dieted" was the sealed verdict of the
jury in the case of the government
against Lemert S. Cook, a real estate
dealer, in connection with the failure
of the Enterprise National bank. Coo!;
was charged with abstracting the funds
of the bank and aiding and abetting T.
Lee Clark, the cashier, who committed
suicide, in the rehypothecation of col
THREE AGED WOMEN BURN
Destruction of Ohio Shaker Settlement
Attended by Fatalities.
Cincinnati, June IS. Three aged wo
men were burned to death and two
other persons seriously injured as the
result of the burning of four princip il
buildings of the Shaker settlement at
Whitewater a village, near Harriot!,
Ohio, early today. The fire originated
from a defective flue.
WISCONSIN CASHIER CROOK
Seymour Banker Short $40,000 as Rc
suit of Wheat Speculation.
Seymour, Wis., June 14. Thomas C.
Coghlll, cashier of the First National
bank was arrested today on the charge
of embezzling $ 10.000. Speculation ir.
the wheat market is said to be the
cause of the shortage. The bank i.5
unaffected by the defalcation.
SOUTH DAK0TAN INDICTED
President of Scotland Band Held on 95
Pierre, S. D., June 14. The federal
grand jury today indicted on 'J5
counts Charles C. King, former presi
dent of the First National bank of
Scotland, S. D.. for embezzlement, mis
appropriation of funds and makin
Carrie Nation Arrested and Fined
Washington, June 11. Mrs. Carrie
Nation was fined $23 in the police
court here yesterday on the charge of
I creating a aisiui uance ai a ioeai saioua
last night. She paid the fine and sab
R wag the twentv.ninth penauy tha
had been imposed upon her by th
courts of the country.
City Treasurer Goes Wrong.
La Porte, Ind., June 14. Elijah
i Meyer, city treasurer of Michigan City
was arrested today charged with em
bezzling $G,M)U of the city funds.
Iowa Town Bums.
Wesley, Iowa, June 14. The bus
ness portion of Wesley burned today
- ' Loss $50,000.
WAR IS DECLARED
Nicaragua and Salvador In
volved by the Action of
UPHOLDS THE UNION PLAN
Dispatches Troops and Munitions to
Aid General Alfara, Candidate
Washington, June 11. What amounts
to an actual declaration of war between
Nicaragua and Salvador was contained
in the reply of President Zelaya to an
inquiry from Washington as to his con
nection with the recent attack and cap
ture of Acajutla. The answer came to
the state department today in the fol
lowing cablegram from the American
consul General Olivarcs at Managua:
II-1 .-n-rtil A I In r si.
"Am officially infoimed in accord
ance with Central Amcncan union plan
President Zelaya has dispatched muni
tions of war and troops !n aid of Gen
eral Alfara, who is the popular unionist
candidate for president of Salvador.
President Figueros opposes the union
DIES RATHER THAN
Witness Against Father and Sister
Shoots Himself on Eve of Trial for
Murder of Infant.
Huntington. Ind., June II. When m
name was called in court ycsienl.iv
Emery Mosher failed to respond. A
deputy sheriff was sent out to Mini him
and reported lie had committed suicid-.
by shooting himself. Mosher was to
have been a witness in u case charg
ing his father and sister Nora with the
murder of the hitter's infant child, and
rather than face the shame of the tri:il
Mosher took hio life.
Nora became hysterical on hearing
the news and its effect is feared on her
mother, who is of feeble mind.
SPEAK AT JAMESTOWN GEORGIA DAY
Atlanta, Ga., June II. Presidei t
Roosevelt spoiled Georgia day at the
Jamestown exiosition for a lot of
Gcogians who were invited to attend
for the purpose of delivering speeches
by crying whenever an orator was
about to be introduced, "Cut it short"
or Cut it out .
The president kept up this "cut it
out cry, according to Governor Ter-
ell and others who were present, dur
ing the entire daw, and in consequence
many Georgians have returned witri
their great orations still fermenting in
an undelivered state.
President Roosevelt, according to
Governor Terrell, was in a peculiarly
strenuous humor when he reached ilv;
exiKsition grounds. The president
seemed to be imbued with the idea
that if he himself delivered the two
speeches he was down for there won; 1
be no need for anybody else to spent:.
When Commissioner Mitchell of th.;
Georgia commission, known as "Win
dy" in Atlanta, rose to introduce Mr.
Roosevelt, the latter in a shrill whisper
said, "O' cut it out," and that whisper
took the wind out of Mitchell.
Governor Terrell himself fared no
better, for he encountered the presi
dential "Cut it short," and reduced his
speech to two brief paragraphs. Gov
JAMES iil. BECK BLAMES NEWSPAPERS
New York, June 14. James M. Beck,
former assistant United States attor
ney general in addressing the gradu
ating class of New York Univcrsi'y
Law school last night said, in effect,
that today we are ruled by public
"Our government, state and federal'
he declared, "is unquestionably drift
ing rapidly into a highly organized
bureaucratic government, whose meth
ods are oppressive however laudable
its object and attempts are being made
with increasing frequency to break
down or disregard the great constitu
tional limitations which were designed
to safeguard the personal liberties of
"Reputations of lifetime are swept
State Submits Testimony
to Show Haywood's
IN THE BRADLEY CASE
Every Possible Angle of
chard's Story Assailed
Boise Idaho, June 11. The trial of
William D. Haywood was resinned this
morning with L. B. Guibbinni, a dairy
man of San Francisco, on the stand.
lntroiliu--l Orchil ril to llruillc.i n.
Guihhiniii introduced Orchard to the
servants in the Bradley household. Or
chard came and hung around his store
and spent considerable money. Or
chard asked questions about the Brad
ley household and asked Guibbinni to
get him a room in the neighborhood.
Guibbinni saw Orchard moving his lug
gage the night before the Bradley
house was dynamited. lie saw Orchard
at his store the day the explosion oc
curred. Defense moved to strike out the testi
mony of the witness as not connect
ing Haywood with the offense charge.!,
but was overruled.
Tracf K-KlM-rrtl l.illir.
The prosecution called Hull MeClaulh
ley, assistant postmaster of San Fran
cisco, who was interrogated as to a reg
istered letter Orchard said he received
from Pcttiboiio while in Kan Francisco.
Orchard said he was. going by the name
of "John Dempsey" at the time, and
Pcttiboiio used the name "J. Wolfe" in
transmitting the letter, which contain-
NO ONE ELSE TO
ernor Terrell laughs over the incident,
but there are sonic of the Georgian-;
who are not happy. Among these ii
John Temple Giaves. whose specially 'Hay wood, with the matter. By records
is delivering himself of rounded p-r j fr, the' registry departments or San
iods. and no man relishes having his ' Francisco and Denver the letter was
specialty baned by a strident "Cut U;tl.H.(1i f,om pi-ttibone's bouse in Den
The concensus of opinion among the
Georgian.; invitvil to speak it Jniin s
town is that Roosevelt doesn't want t)
hear anybody talk save himself.
A lli-nl Ion Clill.-il o thr Itrport.
Oyster Bay, June It. The attention
of President Roosevelt will be diiecte.i
to the report that Governor Terrell of
Georgia and Commissioner Mitchell
feel aggrieved that they did not have
opportunity to deliver addresses which
they had prepared for the Ge-orgia day
exercises at Jamestown exposition.
It is stated, however, the president
will adhere to his policy of reticence
regarding a controversy oi suen a
In the same connection, it is statj i
he will make no comment on the re
view ef his official actions presented
by Crosby S. Noyes, editor of th-;
Washington Star at the Jamestown ex
position. Assistant Secretary Latta
denied today the president interrupted
the speeches of the Georgia orators
with such exclamations as "cut it ou
or "cut it short."
GOING TO DOGS;
away w ithout court or jury, sennet inn
without rhyme or reason. Trial by
newspaper has nearly supplanted trial
by court or law. The coordinate de
partments of government are now ex
ecutive, newspaper, and judiciary. We
have seen legislators .vote under tho
lash of public clamor, for laws which
are revolutionary experiments in sta.c
l.illir Manhood Now.
"Never before in our public life was
there so little real manhood. Legis
latures exist only as a matter of form.
They register almost without questi.iii
the demands, often ill considered,
imaginary public opinion, often arti
ficially engendered by cunning demagogues.
Premier Stolypin Orders Rus
sian Parliament to Oust
SUBMIT TO LEADERS' ARREST
Refusal Will be Signal for Dissolution
Terrorists Kill Officer for Re
ducing Working Force.
St. Petersburg, June 11. Premier
Stolypin today demanded that the
lower house of parliament exclude
from the house all members of the so
cial democratic faction numbering D.".
and sanction the arrest of 10 of thei:
leaders on a charge of entering into a
conspiracy to overthrow the gove.:;
ment and establish a democratic re
public. Continuing the premier an
nounced unless the house immediately
yield, parliament would be dissolved.
AlmoMt Surf to ltt-jfct.
The galleries were cleared, police
troops took possession of the enrances
and the house went into secret ses
sion and debated the question.
It is considered almost certain ihj
premier's demands will be rejected.
Tllht-N H !.
The lower house eventually decid
ed a recess until It this evening with
out taking a vote on the government's
demand. The' streets outside the pal
ace were tilled with members of sec
ret poli'-e who, it is presumed, have
orders U arrest the social democratic
members ef the house when tiny
emerge? from the building. The com;
yards of the building in the vicinity of
the palace are tilling up with infantry.
Cossacks and mounted policemen.
Srutt-neiMt oil Slight Irrtel.
St. Petersburg, June 11. Colonel
Kollaroff. deputy commnndaut of the
Port of St. Petersburg, was nturtLcivJ.
this morning by a workman. The
cnlom 1 was recently sentenced to
death by the revolutionary fighting or
ganization because he recommended a
reduction of the working force at the
ed $IH. Mel.aughrey produced the
registry records of the San Francisco
office, which show the receipt of the
letter in question on Aug. 13, llKU.
Records showing the delivery of the
letter from "J. Wolff" to "John Demp
sey" were admitted in evidence over
the protest of the attorneys for the de-
! fense, who objected on the ground there
,w,tiiimr to n.nnect the defendant
ver to San Francisco addressed to "J.
Make llitt-rrt AnniiuM.
Roise. Idahei, June 14. The me n who
are battling to save the life of William
D. Haywood and the Rood name of the
Western Federation of Minersf made
their greatest assault upon Harry Orch
ard yesterday, when, carrying tnc re
view, by cross examination, of his life
of crime, down to his confession, they
bitterly assailed his guiding motives.
Six days they had spent in stripping
him before the jury of every shred of
morality of character, and ihen, sud
denly turning upon him in a final fierce
attack, they fought with every means
known to legal craft to convince the
jury urcnarei was committing a crime
in falsely swearing away the lives of
innocent men in the hope of saving his
Snjn lie In Converted.
Orchard defended his motives by say
ing lie had finally experienced conver
sion and penitence and had resolved to
make all possible reparation by freely
confessing all. McPartland had to?
him lie was doing a great service for
the state, and that states were kind to
men who served them; there was no
I.ravrx thr Stand.
Orchard left the stand at 2:30 nn
the state began corroboration of the
Bradley poisoning story, examinin
several witnesses on this point.
TO DISCUSS NEW NAME
Undertakers' Trade Journals Will Con
sider Matter for a Year.
Peoria, III., June 11 During th
coming year the undertakers of III
nois are to discuss through the trad
journals the feasibility of the adoption
of the name "mortician" to apply I
their profession. This was recommend
ed by the committee on president.
address and adopted as a result of th
suggestions by President Hainline. Th
of following officers were electeel for the
President J. K. Plainer, Chicago,
Vice presidents J. E. Wightiaa
Chenoa, and William C. Wundt rlieh,
Secretary H. M. Kilpatriek,
State Board of Arbitration Meets
Here to Consider East Mo
line Labor Trouble.
IS WITHOUT AUTHORITY
Question Involved is Not One of Wages
or Hours Formal Tender of
The Illinois state board of arbitration
was in session here today, coming to
Rock Island uti the request of Gov
ernor Deiinen to hear the controversy
between the nioiders and machinists ai
the Root & Vandervoort Engineering
company of East Moline. The board oi
aibitratioii is composed of B. V. Sha.l
ley of Galcsburg, chairman; C. J.
Doyle of Greenfield, secretary; and D.
J. Hogan of Geneva.
'inlr:i-lM the Dillic uliy.
The board met this morning at ihv
Harper house, and heard committer-:
of the molders and machinists, l he
company not being represented. The
board al'te-r hulling the eonuiiilie. :',
found that the controversy does not in
volve either wages or working hoiii.-,,
but that the primary difficulty is over
the question ef individual contract-:.
The board practically lias little to .!:
with other questions thanthose nl
hours ami wages, and that of contracts
is one which can not be taken up by
arbitration, but merely by mediation.
nT His T IfVH.
Consequently the board this atter-
noou went to East Moline to meet f::e
representatives of the company, an.i
iruially ofTt r its services in the effect
to bring about a settlement of the
bor troubles there, it the eemijiany ac
cepts the serviei s of tin: board, th"
matter will be heard in sessions in th'.;
it y, at the Harper house. Othe-iwi-e
the board will adjourn the meeting
here and depart.
I llor.t. in ll-nlii(ii'-.
The members eif the coiuinitte-e from
the molders union presi nt at the s-.-s-
ion of the board were: George i!
Walsh, Frank T. Pharos, Joseph Trem
ble. Otto Bahns. P. D. Quiniin. C. A.
Swanson, F. J. McFarlane-. William R.
pe-r, and Harry I.arinan. The ma-
hinists were represented by P. G.
Fritz, J. Wright, and William Tonne!.
A. Jahns ef Moline. a member of
the citizens committee appointed May
at the meeting he-Id for the purpo.-.;-f
discussing the situation, was a!.-o in
Attendance at the meeting.
HAS BEEN MARKED
Story That There is a Plot to Kill Vice
President and Foraker is
Mobile, Ala., June 14. A special from
Selma, Ala., says: "A newspaper ruan
who arrived here this morning from
Montgomery reported to the e-hief of
police that while at Montgomery,
the station early today, he heard two
men of foreign appearance saying the re
was: a plot on foot to assassinate Vic?
President Fairbanks and Senator J.
seph B. Feu-akcr during the funeral of
Senator Morgan at Selma tomorrow
The assassins, according to the story
were coming to Selma from New Or
leans. Chief Taylor of Montgomery
puts no faith in the story.
MANY AUTOS IN LONG RACE
Nearly Hundred European Cars Com
pete for Kaiser's Cup.
Hamburg, Germany, June II. Tho
automobile race for the Emperor Wil
liam cup begau at C this morning un
der favorable auspices. Ninety-one
machines started, of which 31 were
German, 21 French, 19 Italian, 10 Bel
gian, four English, three Austrian a'ul
The circuit covered a distance of 125
kilometers and was traversed four
times in order to complete the distance
of 500 kilometers or about 312 miles.
The winner was Nazaro in 5 hours,
34 minutes, 26 seconds, with Hauto
vast, second and Michel, a Germaa,
Federal Judge Upholds
Roads, Circuit Judges
CASE OF "SHOW ME"
interesting Contest Begun Over
Missouri Act for Lower Rates
in Force Today.
Kansas City, June 14. A suit of IS
principal Missouri railroad companies
asking that state officials be perma
nently enjoined from endorsing the
maximum freight law and 2 cent pas
senger rate act, which goes into effe?t
today, was called in the federal couit
this morning before Judge Smith Mc
Phersein. A decision is not likely before tomor
row. Frank Hagerman, of Kansis
City, made the principal argument fir
Itt-Mtriiinl of HlliHliI MnniH.
When the case was called, Judge Mc
Phersoii ordered it postponed until to
morrow. The court said in the mean
iime bis order of yesterday, restraining
state officials from enforcing the acts
in question, would continue in effect.
At Kudhum (il)'. AImo.
Kansas City, June 1 1. Upon applica
tion of A'teiniey General Hadley, Judge
Parks in the circuit court this morn
ing issued orders to the representatives
here of IS principal Missouri railroads,
compelling them to obey the 2-cent pas
senger rate and maximum freight rate
bills which went into effect today.
Courts in Conflict.
This brings the circuit court in con-
iict with the i mted States district
court before which the railroads are
suing for an injunction to prevent the
state officials liom enforcing these
Il.-Kilcy v--iiri-M lujiiiK-lloD.
St. Louis. June 14. Attorney Genera!
Hadley today secured an Injunction
igaitist is principal Missouri railroads.
(impelling them to obey the 2 cent rate
ind maximum freight laws.
liuxt lip I'orifil.
Chicago. June 14. The western rail
roads yesterday decided uet to applv
any 2 -cent passenger rates to interstate
traffic unless compelled by the inter
state commerce commission or th?
courts. The railroads have assuniel
this attitude because of a desire not
to be placed in the light of accepting
my reduction in rates voluntarily. !n
some of the western states 2-cent fares
have been put into effect locally, but
if the- roads extend the rate to inter-
tate traffic they declare it would ln
voluntary act and might affect their
standing in the courts.
May Play "Mikado" Music.
Chatham, England. June 14 The or
der prohibiting playing music from the
.Mikado" by naval and marine bands
has been withdrawn.
Bankers Indorse Roosevelt.
Peoria. 111., June 14. President.
Roosevelt's policies were indorced at
the annual meeting of the Central Il
linois Bankers' assoeiatiem here yester
day. Fargo's Mayor Dead.
Fargo. N. D.. June 11. Hon. J. A.
Johnson, mayor of Fargo, died today.
TAFT TAKEN ILL
Secretary of War Stricken
While Witnessing Review at
Fort Sneiiing, Minn.
St. Paul, Minn., June 14. Secretary
Taft became suddenly iil at Fort Snelu
ing at noon while riding out. of'
the post in an automobile. Medical
aid was at. once summoned, and th-;
secretary brought to this city to tha
homo of J. S. Hiil.
Ptomaine, poisoning is suspected a3
he was very sick at the stomach. Tha
program for his entertainment It la
probable will not be carried out unless
the secretary rapidly recovers.
This afternooa Taft is resting easily.
His physician said he was sufleriai
from a severe attack of indigestion.