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FIFTY-SIXTH YEAK. NO. 210.
THE ARGUS; WEDNESDAY. JUXK 11), 1907.
PHICE TWO CENTS.
Practice in Chicago Trial
Brought Up at
AIR GRIEVANCES MAY STRIKE
UNREST PREVAILS TRUMP CARD
roosevelt issue SECRETARY
AT ANY TIE
Public Lands Delegates Have
Many Complaints Against
Signs of Growing Ferment Evi
Harry S. New, Chairman of Re
publican Committee, Talks
of Next Campaign
dent in Various Parts
DAY SPENT ARGUING
Object of State to Introduce
Boise, June 19. The 1 lay wood trial
wa? resumed at 9:1111.
Senator Borah offered a number o"
articles printed on matters of mag i
zine evidence. Defense made general
objection, contending they failed U
connect the defendant with the mur
der of Steunenberg.
Naming and describing the articles
took nearly half an hour. The arti
cles themselves will be read to (he ju-y
later if court admits them as evident: ?.
!n-iil Morutnc A rit iiIiij;.
The cntir6 morning session was
consumed in hearing arguments on the
admissibility as evidence of the editor
Both sides of the argument was bas
ed on the Chicago anarchist cases, the
defense contending that by no con
struction could authority in that ca-ie
be made a guide here, and the stale
that it covered the very propositions
Judge Wood will rule on the matter
One f MriiDK l'olnta.
Boise, Idaho, June 19. 1 lie prose
cution in the Steunenberg murder tri:.l
Pinchot Makes Speech in Which He
Tries to Head Off the Rising
Denver, Col.( June 19. Amnle oppor
tunity was given delegates to the pub
lic lands convention today 10 air their
grievances regarding the regulations
and restrictions on the use of public
lands enforced by the federal depart
ments, and to set forth their views as
to the policy which the government
should adopt on these questions. All
resolutions introduced were referred to
a subcommittee of the committee on
I. miilicr l iiiiiiiif inr.
Denver, June 19 Chief Forester
Pinchot addressed the land convention
yesterday expressing President Roos.--velt's
conclusions as to timber ques
tions, lie said a great famine is i.i
sight and Preside lit Roosevelt believe-;
the interests of the" nation are best
conserved if large tracts are in the gov
ernments' control instead of in the
hands of rich men. lie denied that the
Board Places Power
NOW SUBJECT TO CALL
Labor Commissioner Neil Stili
New York. June 19. The general ex
ecutive hoard of the Commercial Teleg
raphers' union has approved of tin
strike against either or both the West
ern I'nion and Postal Telegraph com
panics. Tile date for the beginning !'
the si like is left to Pr sidcut Small,
bm the first move is expected to take
place in the next week or l' days.
I.lllior ( iuiiiiK?li'r ItiiMy.
Xo: withstanding the strike announce-
presi.it nfs policy of creating forest re- """1 -"'"--'r oi i.auor .nuii is
serves had increased the price of luin-1 't,,uilU1'"- '"vesication:; with a vi.-w
her to the consumer and said the pro- to a" a;Uiistnient of the controversy
and has today bun in l onsiilt.-i'i n
v ith the ollicei s of the Civic Feder
ation -i .1- witll tin,..'.', .,f .),.,
...-. ti j , v it ti.T " ii ll lllw. J L nil. l.L';-
TROOPS' LOYALTY DOUBTED
Hurried Measures Taken by Govern
ment to Suppress Threatened
St. Petersburg, June 19. Trouble
has broken out among troops of the
:Jrd infantry division stationed at Ka
luga. General OrlolT, who suppressed
the insurrection in the Baltic provinces,
left St. Petersburg hurriedly last night
to take charge of the garrison at Ka
luga. Workman limitless :tt Moncnv.
Tlie workmen of Moscow are growing
restless and the commandant of that
city has brought companies of infan
try into the place to overawe the men.
Wholesale arrests continue in St. Pe
tersburg. Mutiny l.oil Hat lie.
St. Petersburg, June 19. Details of
the mutiny of tappers at Kiev show e
was suppressed n!y titter a bloody en
gagenient at midnight June IT between
mutineers and loyal troops in whi.-h
about 70 ni''ti were killed and wounded.
and- said the pro
west had justilied the forest policy. II."
ill tiled that the government is tryi
to make money from the forests.
Naval Board Finds No One Was
Blame for Disaster in Hamp
13 Admiral loa
the ships in
graph companies and the union.
RECEIVERSHIP IS UPHELD
offered one of its most important
pieces of evidence against Haywood ; er'- linking officer of
yesterday when, recalling Harry Or-: Hampton roads, arrived a. Washington
chard for redirect examination, it in-'today with the report tu tile navs.I
troduced and seemed the admission of i board investigation looking into the
letters tending to show that Haywoil circumstances surrounding the los.i
Kansas Court's Appointment for Oil
Company Found Legal.
Leavenworth. Kan.. June 19. The
federal jury in the case of the Unelj
Sum Oil company in which H. II.
Tucker sought to have the receive
appointed by the state supreme cou:t
removed, returned a verdict todav
linding against Tucker.
The receivership therefore stands.
Biggest Craft Ever on Upper
River Expected to Reach
TRAVELS UNDER OWN STEAM
MANY PASSENGERS INJURED
during the fall of 1905 when Orchard
swears he was engaged on various
crimes for the federation, leaders, ha 1
participated in a plan to deceive Mrs.
Orchard the second, of Cripple Creek,
as to the whereabouts of her husband.
Two letters ho had dated at S-tu
Francisco and a third purported to
come from Nome, Alaska. This last
was actually carried to Nome by a
friend and mailed there. The de
fense attacked the letters and Or
chard's story about them whin it got
a chance to cross-examine the witness
but Orchard held to the story he h i I
told about them.
Did -Not Ank Olinxrl.
The state developed its contention
that as tending to show conspira y
and knowledge of the Steunenberg
crime, Orchard was, without any
quest from him, furnished with coau
sei wimm h iew tiais auei ui-s u.-i
I Co 1 lit: UVlCliOt: tTAtlulillvu viuia.u i
on this subject and largely devoted H-
of the launch of the battleship Minne
sota. The board found the launch h w
fouled the steel iiawser with which the
big tug Crislield was towing a barge
carrying a number of loaded freig.it
cars. No criminality was attached to
the officers of the Crislield who we.e
iu ignorance of the disaster.
! Bad Wreck on Spokane Road May Re
sult in Several Deaths.
Spokane, Wash., June 19. A bad
wreck occurred this morning on the
Spokane and li.tet national railroad
near Spokar.j bridge in which mativ
passengers were injured, several prob
Built at Dubuque and Will be Used to
Transfer Railroad Cars in Loui
siana Too Big for Canal.
Sensation Promised in
Appeal for His Release
FILED IN AFTERNOON
Issues Statement From
AT KANSAS CITY SPREAD
Declares Successful Candidate Must Be
a Supporter of the Present
Word received ftoni Dubuque today
stated that the Albatt.os, the big trans
fer steamer built by the Dubuque Holi
er and Iron works, has 'eft that city oi
its way south and will probably reach
here this evening. T1
MINER'S ERROR COSTS 7
LIVES BY AN EXPLOSION
Blast Ignites Gas That Accumulated -js
Result of Doortender's Mistake
Scaruton, Pa., June 19. Seven nun
were killed outright and two otheis
seriously injured in two explosions of
mine gas in the Johnson No. 1 mine at
Priccburg yesterday. The first explo
I sion wan caused by the careles: ness of
door tender who allowed gas to ac
cumulate in the workings. The second
Keif to showing the Western Federi- explosion, which resulted in the death
.I.,,, mvlrln.l rminsel fr its . f bCve:1 llle". rCSUld from the igni-
memberi wherever and whenever they
got into trouble.
There was a long contest over th
unsuccessful effort by the state to
show that the confession of Ste'.e
Adams had been voluntary. It main
tained Adams had once discussed the
matter freely with Attorneys Ilawley
and Borah but that was about as fir
as it got, the court sustaining ob
jections from the defense.
lirlieve Mmpklii n Sulrlile.
Fort Collins, Col., June 19. Coroner
H. M. Hollowell and Deputy Sheriff
Irving C. Ixwery, who ht.ve returned
from the Baldwin ranch in North Park,
express the opinion that the corpse oi'
a stranger found dead there recently is
that of Jack Simpkins, who has been
implicated in the assassination of Gov
ernor Steunenberg in the confession of
Harry Orchard. Hallowell says that the
description of the dead man and that of
t?;.b-n2 iu cent rttit In tho Pinlni-lnn
"7 ' I m-nnst h,v ,a,l,lCaM f Smuggling on Warship Charles.
tion of fire damp. Which accumulate 1
after the first explosion.
Of the eight men who were working
in the main gangway at the time of the
second explosion only one escaped.
JOHN MITCHELL OUT AGAIN
Miners' President Attends Spring Val
Spring Valley, 111., June 19. John
Mitchell made his first public appear
ance yesterday since his illness an 1
attended a big benefit picnic given It.
aid of St. Marguerite's hospital. He
has been here since April 2S, most of
the time in the hospital. He has now
nearly recovered, and tomorrow will
leave for Indianapolis to assume hi.-s
duties as national president of the min
EXPLOSION SINKS WARSHIP
British Torpedo Boat Goes Down but
Crew are all Saved.
Torquay, England, June 19. A tor
pedo boat, name unknown, was sunk
off the bay head this afternoon after cn
explosion ticcuried on board it. The
British gun boat Dryad saved ta.
Tobacco Man Suicides.
Louisville, June 19. C. C. Vogt. resi
dent manager of the American Tobacco
company, committed suicide this morn
ing by shooting. Ill health was the
era It is the
largest that ever navigated this part of
the river, exceeding in size t veil the
oilier big transfer boa' also built at Du
buque, st vi ral years ago and towe.l
down past here. The Alba; loss is JO
feet wide and over ."ion lYet long ami
will be used in transferring ears across
the river in Louisiana.
t lliiiiot Imp (mini.
It is so big it cannot, lit- taken
through the locks of the canal at Ke;!
kuk and will have to be lightered witi
barges and taken over the rapids. This
cannot be done when the water is at a
much lower stage. The hugh vessel i
traveling under its own steam.
The Kinily came down through th.'
draw. The Helen Blair was in po-t
from the south.
The stage of water was C.90 at G a.
m. and C.S5 at noon.
San Francisco. June 19. Mayor
Schmitz will apply to the state court
this afternoon for release on an appli
cation which, it is understood, will con
tain several sensational statements.
Judge Lawk-r this morning signed an
order permitting Schmitz to leave the
county jail for consultation with his
St-limitx Mny Kfluni to I'nnrr.
San Francisco, June 19. Superviso.
Gallagher, who was appointed acting
mayor in place of Mayor Schmitz, who
is confined in jail awaiting sentence
lor the crime of extortion, will be by
the bribe ty graft prosecution, retained
in that office until Schmitz has perfect
ed his appeal from last week's convic
tion. This statement was made last
evening to the Associated Press by Dis
trict Attorney Langdon.
Srlimilz. Srresi SnprrvlHOrH.
Schmitz yesterday afternoon at th-:
close of a long conference with his at
torney addressed to tile board of sup
crvisors rebuking that body for its ac
tion. He declared himself able and
willing to perform the duties of the
mayoralty; commanded tnc board to
forward to him all matters requiring
review by the mayor, and warned the
boa id any re-cognition of Gallagher as
acting mayor will result in trouble for
Gallagher made no attempt to tai-e
possession of the mayor's oflice. He
did not visit the place at all. A police
sergeant was "on the door" all day.
and his instructions were to see thr.t
no one encroached on the premises.
The serge ant admitted that should Gal
lagher attempt to establish himself in
Kansas City, Mo., June 19. Harry S.
New, chairman of the republican na
tional committee, discussing the cam
paign of 19uS informally, last night at
a banquet by the Missouri Republican
club, said: "The country is not going
back to silver. A new issue must bi."
found, and that issue will be Theodor?
Roosevelt. Tiie man who is announced
for the oflice in 190S must be a Roose
t rillrx HohikI to Tumble.
' "Those who have been criticising the
president for his handiwork in various
recent exposures cannot keep their
equilibrium in 19uS. They will be beat
en long before the country goes to the
Dodges a Reply fo Rumor
He Will Not Be a
John F. Rosenheimer of Boston Strick
en Down While Walking With
BASED ON ILL HEALTH
Arrives at Leavenworth Looking
WellIs Heard at
DRASTIC ACTION NONE TOO SOON;
FRANCE ON VERGE OF CIVIL WAR
Schmitz' office he would use force if
necessary in throwing him out. Gal
lagher says lie has had no use yet for
that particular office and says that for
the present the mayor's oflice is whtre
ever he happens to be
New York, June 19. John F. Rosen
heimer, a wealthy needle niauufaetur
er, was murdered while walking
through his country estate at Pelham
last night. He was struck down by one
of two men who were skulking aloie;
the pfith which Mr. RosenhciMer and
his wife had taken for a stroll. H?
died a few moments la'er. The assail
ants escaped. Mrs. Rosenheimer, w.io
witnessed the assault, swooned as her
husband fell and was found. beside tie
body by her son-in-law, James F. P.
Curnon, who lushed from the house in
response to her screams. It is believ
ed Rosenheimer was killed by some
one who sought revenge or by burglars,
waiting an opportunity to enter tho
home. I'pon the estate many Italians
are employed. Recently some of thes2
Leavenworth, Kan., June 19. When
Secretary Taft arrived here this morn
ing, attention was called by the Asso
ciated Press to the story printed iu
the Kansas City papers quoting the
Washington Times to the effect that
the si eretary may retire from the pres
idential race, it being intimated he id
not physically equipped for a long pres
idential campaign, ci;ing the illness at
St. Paul as giving color lo the rumor.
The story bore the caption, "Taft Not
to Run." Taft declined to discuss the
matter, and dismissed it by saying,
laughingly: "Yon must let that ques
tion mark stand."
The secretary looked to be in perfect
irnk n( Oiiuihn.
Omaha. Neb., June 19. Because oi
delays north of Chadrou, Neb., the re
sult of heavy rains. Secretary Taft and
party did not reach this city until 7
o'clock. An hour later the secretary
was the guest of Victor Rosewater at
dinner at the Omaha club. The sec
retary was then escorted to the new
Y. M. C. A. building where a public
reception was held and where he mae'e
a brief address. Taft left at a lat3
hour at night for Fort Leaven-worth.
26 YEARS IS FATAL
ASKS SECRETARY OF
STATE TO RESIGN
Former United States Senator Baker
Dying at Home at Leaven
DRAW MEMBERSHIP LINES
NO FRAUD BY NAVAL MEN
In Poor lirallh.
The stranger arrived at the Baldwin
ranch 10 days ago in poor health and
asked for work, which was given him.
He was continually on the lookout,
always went armed, and demanded pay
for his work every night. Coroner Hal-
1 .11 . . .. . I. . 1. . . ... ... .... r. 'll'i. ...ll-. 1
iuc M)a iu u,.u, uu b..uV nuniber ot curios from
the name or .nacK to me rancnnien
AUTO HITS TELEGRAPH POLE
Acoident Results in Death of Two at
Cincinnati, June 19. Thomas Trev
er. buperintendent of the II. and S.
Pogue company, and Alfred Trever of
the same company, were killed in un
automobile accident last night. The
chauffeur, name unknown, was seriou-s-lv
injured and may die. The accider-
resuMed from trying to avoid running
down a colored man and the car win
dashed into a telegraph pole.
ton is Investigated.
Washington, D. C, June 19. Acting
Secretary Reynolds of the treasury de
partment has received a telegram from
the collector of customs at San Diego,
Cal., stating that he had made an in
vestigation in connection with the
landing of several cases of wines and a
States ship Charleston, which were
seized by the collector, and finding thiJt
no fraud had been attempted by the of
ficers of the Charleston he hu.il releas
ed the articles on payment of the regu
lar duty. '
Paris, June 19. The government ap
pears to have acted none too soon iu
determining to set the law in motion
against the revolutionaries in the south
Advices from Narbonne, department
of the Aude, show that the situation
there has become worse. Dynamite has
been discovered on the railroads in
some cases the tracks have been re
moved, the telegraph wires have been
cut with the object of impeding the ar
rival of troops, and the revolted vil
lagers have been pulling up the pave
ments and collecting materials for barricades.
(eiM-rnl I rlinl InmiliK-lit.
The announcement of the intention of
the government to arrest the leaders of
tne winegrowers movement was
promptly followed by a general risin
of the countryside with the object oi
making a fierce resistance to the gov
In view of the incendiary threats of
the population tne general staff of the
If.lh armory corps held a midnight con
ference at Montpelier and plans were
made to meet eventualities.
Summonses are out against the whole
winegrowers' committee at Argelliers
on the charge of inciting the people to
revo't and a number of mayors will be
prosecuted for attempting to overthrow
the central government.
Arrct :i Mnor.
Paris, June 19. M. Fc'rroul, the
siriking mayor e.f Narbonne, and ne;t
to Marcelin Albert, the most prominent
figure la the wine grower's revolt, wa?
arrested this morning and hurried
away to Montellicr.
Intense excitement prevails at N,i--bonne.
Many people thus far have been
overawed by the military display.
Homeopathists Define Conditions for
Norfolk. Va., June 19. The most
Important action taken yesterday by
the American Institute of Homeopathy
was the adoption of an amendment u
the by-laws providing no or.e shall be
eligible to membership in the institute
who is not eligible for membership ia
the state society of the state in which
he resides, provided such society cxisi.5
or a member of one of the sectional
societies recognized by the American
institute. The following officers were
nominated ami will bo formally elect
President Dr. R. S. Copcland, Ann
Secretary Dr. Frank Kraft, Cleve
Registrar Dr. J. H. Ball, Bay City,
Necrologist Dr. C. B. Kinyon, Ann
Governor Stokes of New Jersey Writes
Request to Dickinsen But Does
Not Make it Public.
Leavenworth, June 19. Ex-United
Slates Senator Lucien Baker is dying
it his home here. He has been in an
nfeebled condition some time as the
esult of a bullet wound received in
eavenworth in 1 SSI in the famous
Thurston-Ani hony feud.
Trenton, N. J., June 19. (lovernc.r
Stokes today suit a formal letter to
Secretary of State Dickinsen request
ins him to re-sign his office. The con
tents of the letter were not disclosed.
BLACK HAND SIGNAL SILENCES WIT
NESS IN NEW YORK COURT ROOM
BUSSE ASKS FEDERAL AID
Demands Revoking of License of Laks
Chicago. June 19. Mayor Basse hus
sent a letter to Secretary of the Treat
uiy Cortelytm asking the aid of th
government in preventing operation of
the gambling boat, City of Traverse.
The mayor says in his letter that th?
boat has become a public nuisance and
asks that its license be revoked by (tv;
FOUND HER TO BE SANE
Jury Fails to Adjudge Mrs. Anna Waza
to Be MentaHy Unsound.
Mrs. Anna Waza of South Rock Is
land was found to be not insane by a
jury in the county court yesterday af
ternoon, when an inquiry as to her san
ity was held before Judge Olmsted.
Mrs. Waza is 7(1 years of age. The w
man s daughter, Mrs. .Mary Kocli, wn
made the complaint, testified it was lie
aim to have her mother placed in the
county infirmary. The woman was be
lieved by three witnesses to be insane
while three others not interested in the
matter, believed her sane. F. H. Kelly
appeared for the state, and R. R. Rey
nolds for the defendant. I ne jury was
composed tf Dr. M. J. O Hern, H. T. Me
Kown, F. C. Hemenway, James Clegg,
J. C. Auld, and J. E. Larkiu.
SEE HERE, FRED, WHEN
DID THIS HAPPEN?
Peoria Newspaper Records Tubbs' Ar
rival There with Launch and
Peoria Herald-Transcript: The Irene,
oSVi-foot gasoline launch, owned by
former Fire Chief Tubbs of Rock Is
land, tied up at the Anchor dock at the
foot of Hamilton street yesterday morn
ing. Mr. Tubbs is accompanied by hi.
w'fe and one of her lady friends. The
boat is equipped with a 15-horse power
ami) engine and has a speed of about
nine miles an hour. Mr. Tubbs return-
d to Rock Island yesterday afternoon.
but will return tomorrow.
FALLS FROM SHIP
Fire Risk Agents Elect.
Bloomington. 111.. June 19. The Illi
nois Association of Fire Insurance!
Agents, in session here, yesterday elect
ed the following officers: President, S.
D. Saxton. East St. Louis; vice presi
dents. W. C. Kirkendahl, Springfield.
John Wood. Bloomington, and Jacob
New York, June 19. Ignicio De
Leonardo and Pietro Pampinelia were
yesterday convicted of kidnaping and
employing "black hand" methods of ex
tortion. De Leonardo was first fou.nl
guilty and at once offered to turn
state's evidence in the hope that
through confession he might secure a
lighter punishment. His offer was ac
cepted. At the moment he took the
stand Pampinelia placed his hands on
his temples and brought them . down
Wachenheimer, Peoria. The next meet-' slowly until they met at the throat.
ing will be at bpnugneld. I The effect on De Leonardo was startl
ing. The witness turned deathly pale.
Then he managed to say:
"I am sick. I cannot testify."
"Why," demanded Judge O'SuIlivan.
With an effort De Leonardo re
plied: "Pampinelia has just given me
the sign of death. It is the black
hand. I will not testify."
SHAKEUP IN FAIR OFFICERS
Directors of Jamestown Exposition Ac
cept Resignation of Gov. Cottrell.
Norfolk, Va., June 19. The directors
of the Jamestown Exposition company
last night accepted the resignation ot
Governor W. E. Cottrell, practically
made James M. Barr director generhl
with full powers, and indorsed a sec
ond bond issue for $700,000 to cover
all the exposition company's liabilities.
Ramel Drowned From Reve
nue Cutter Chase.
Washington, June 19. A dispatch
was received at the treasury depart
ment from Captain Reynolds, com
manding the revenue cutter Chas?
now at Yorktown, Va., reporting the
drowning at sea June IT of Cadet
George R. Ramel. who fell overboard
from the quarterdeck rail.
Circus Act Fatal.
Des Moines, June 19. Through faif-
The witness was removed from thd'ure of her team mate's teeth to hold in
the flying trapeze "Iron jaw act" in a
room and given a chance to recover
himself. loiter he was returned to th.
stand only to collapse when his eyes
met those of his partner in crimes
Finally, he positively refused to give
circus, Eje Minerva was dashed to the
sawdust ring from near the top of th?
tent and probably fatally injured. The
woman's real name Is Mrs. William
Davis and her home i in Freeport, 111.
BROKER PLEADS GUILTY
Oliver M. Dennett Admits He Received
New York, June 19. Oliver M. Den
nett, a b'roker arrested in connect lo.
with the theft of more than half a mil
lion dollars in bonds from the Trus
company of America, pleaded guilty
today to the charge of criminally re
ceivins stolen bonds. He will be sen
tenced Friday. .
Observe Flower Mission Day.
Flower Mission day will be observed
by the ladies of the W. C. T. U. Friday.
They will meet in the morning at
o'clock at the police matron's room.
special request has been made for flow
ers with which to make bouquets to be
given" to the poor and sick.
CHARI1Y WORKERS BANQUET
Tri City Organization Holds Meeting at
the Y. M. C. A.
The Tri City Social Service club met
ast evening at the Y. M. C. A.. Sun-
per was served by the Association
Helpers at T o'clock with about forty
present. The meeting was addressed
by P. J. Sessions of the Davenport So -diers
Orphan home on "Social Service "
giving a talk that was both interest
ing and verv instructive. Short taik4
were also made by Humane Officer E'.l-
nian of Davenort ami Judge Olmsted.
PUns were discussed for a public
meeting to be held in September, at
which time it is thought that an ad
dress will be given by W. L. Bodiae.
superintendent of the truancy depart-
ment of the Chicago public schools, on
the compulsary education law.
ARRANGE EXCURSION TRIP
Passengers May go to Clinton on Boat
and Return on Interurban.
The Diamond Jo boat company,
through W. H. Lamont of this city, has
completed arrangements whereby ti e
people of Rock Island and Davenport,
who wish, can take an- early morning
pleasure trip to Clinton on the days
that the boats are due to arrive here,
returning by way of the I. & I. Ar
rangements hav been completed with,
the officials of the I. & I. company and
the rate has been fixed at the rate of
the interurban for the round trip.
The steamer Sidney of the Diamond
J Jo line will arrive here next Friday
morning at o clock.