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FIFTY-SIXTH YEAR. NO. 245.
THE ARGUS, TUESDAY, JULY 30. 1907.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
OHIO IS ON
Taft's and Forakcr's
Friends Clash in State
WIPES OUT TRACES ON TRAIL OF
THEY ARE ENGAGED PRIEST HELD
TAKES LAST SHOT NO BAIL FOR
New Treaty Between Japan and
Russia Gives Parties Full
Only Daughterof Secretary Root
to Wed Lieutenant
U. S. Grant.
Southern Railway AllegesState
of North Carolina Used
FORMER WINS THE DAY
Senator Issues Defi Taken as
Announcement cf His
Columbus, Ohio, July 30. The re
publican state central committee this
afternoon passed a resolution endorsing
Secretary Taft for the presidency by a
vote of 15 to 6.
Hi-lpN Taft'n CniiNf.
Columbus, Ohio, July 30. Frieu is
of Secretary Taft are claiming lodiy
the addition of tlir'; votes in the
staff central committee because of the
letter of Forakcr to C. B. .McCoy last
Politicians generally today say Fo;
aker's letter places him .squarely i
the fight for the presidential nomin -tion.
Taft men say they will have a'
least 13 votes in committee for til-!
endorsement of Taft for the presiden
cy and that they may have 1G or 17.
Siiy Tlu-y nil Stop I :ulor--iii-ul.
Forakcr's leaders are insisting th y
can prevent the endorsement of Taft
when the committee meets this at'UT
noon but give out no figures. It is
generally conceded here today Fo--aker's
suggestion of a primary to set
tle the matter of Ohio's choice for tho
presidency and the acceptance of tic
challenge by Arthur Vorys, manager
for Taft. means a state primary prob
ably early in the fall to settle th
IHflVr on Tnrllt.
Cincinnati, July 30. That it is im
I'o; sible for him under present condi
tions to favor the presidential candida
cy of Seen tary of War Taft, because
ol Taffs advocacy of downward revis
ion of the tariff, is the statement of
t'nited States Senator Forakcr in a
letter just given out. The letter is
addressed to C. B. McCoy, member of
the republican state committee. For
akcr said the expression of the prefer
ence of the 21 committeemen today
will have no binding effect and will
not be a popular expression of the
llliiiHrli Not Invlli-d.
Forakcr says he learns from the pa
pers the reasou for the proposed action
ir- due to the fact that Taft is the only
avowed Ohio candidate for president.
rorakcr says the reason lie has never
flatly announced himself a candidate is
that no man should uninvited announce
himself as qualified for such a great
office. He writes: "It is because 1
entertain opinions of this kind that I
have not made any announcement of
any candidacy for any office, and, in
view cf what, may l)e inferred from
these expressions, I do not deem it
necessary that. I should."
Iriiir in TiiiM-l.v.
The senator points out that while re
publicans agree on railroads and trusts,
they disagree on tariff revision. He
cite: cases to prove the great general
prosperity of all classes of men and
business under the Dingley law.
"On a number of occasions," writes
Forakcr, "Secretary Taft has taken
rains to announce that he is in favor
cf an immediate revision of our tariff. I
cbstrve also that most of the leading
supporters of Taft in our state enter
tain similar views.
OpiMinrK Hrdiii-tioiin Now.
When, therefore, we are asked to
commit ourselves to the candidacy of
Taft, we must do it with the fact in
mind that he entertains the views he
has expressed on this subject, and that
if we make him our candidate, the
campaign of necessity must be a cam
paign for revision downward of tariff
schedules, under which the country has
been brought to unprecedented and
universal prosperity. There may be
some time and will, no doubt, when
there ought to be some changes mad?,
hut in view of results we arc now en
joyinu, 1 don't think we should enter
upon any such work at this time and l
don't believe that we should discredit
what the republican party has done
for this country under policies repp;
Ken ted by the Dingley tariff law by
making our campaign of next year an
attack upon that statute.
May ChtiDKe View.
"If we postpone stating our prefer
ence as to a candidate uutil we go be
fore the people and discuss this (pies
tion, as we will have opportunity to d
if we select our delegates to the next
convention at the primaries, our respoc
five views can
be presented and the
people can judge between us and thus
act intelligently. If we can be given
time to discuss this subject, as I pro-
EFFECTS OF WAR DISAPPEAR
Compact Much Like That Japs Have
Closed With France Guaran
St. Petersburg, July 30. The signing
at the foreign office here of treaties of
commerce, navigation and fisheries be
tween Kussia and Japan will be follow
ed shortly by the publication of the
political entente, willing out the last
trace of the contentions arising from
the late war. The foreign ollice has
admitted officially that a general politi
cal agreement between the two states
was, in course of preparation, that ne
gotiations to this end had almost reach
ed a conclusion and the signatures
would be affixed to the document with
in a few days.
I.Ik. Unit With I'niii.i-.
This entente is conceived along the
same general lines as the recent sim
ilar agreement between France and
Japan. 1'nder its terms Russia and
Japan will mutually guarantee thedr
rights and territory. Relations between
Russia and Japan are on such a satis
factory basis that recent occurrences
in Korea exercised no influence on
them. Russia, who considers itself
hound by the treaty of Portsmouth, is
content to give other nations, whose
hands are' free, a chance to champion
l l'l-rmniK-n t Affair.
The commercial treaty between the
countries is of temporary nature. It ex
pires in l!'ll. No provision is made
for a tariff agreement, but in place of
such understanding the two powers
agree' mutually to apply the most favor-
eii nation clause. They stipulate fur-
ther that subjects of such shall enjoy j
coual commercial opportunities witli-
out hindrance or discrimination. an.l,,!c Spanish war, when brown pri.s
that neither shall be subject to special '"at ic powder was used, investigation
imposts. The most important feature , -hows that the residue left by the
of this convention consists of the arti
cle excluding Kwan Tung province
freim the provisions of the treaty. The
fisheries convention is to last for 12
TWO MORE WOMEN
SLAIN IN NEW YORK
Police Spread Dragnet Over
Catch Murderer of Latest
tims of Strangler.
New York, July tin. The bodies "f
two women with marks of
tion on their throats have been t'oun 1
here within the last 12 hours n'ld th
police today have cast a dragnet over
the city to catch the slayers. I he po
lice bedieve one man committed both
crimes. Neither eif the victims has
An examination of the bodies of the
strangler's victims disclosed the faei
oth had been mutilated. This fact
leads the police to believe both mur
ders were committed by a person or
persons possessed of an insane desire
to mutilate their victims.
SOUTH POLAR TRIP
FOR DOZEN ENGLISH
Ship Endurance With Expedition on
Board Sails Down Thames Goes
to Kind Edwards' Land.
London, July u0. The; Endurance
failed down the Thames today witn
the English South Polar expedition,
commanded by Lieutenant E. H. Shack-
h'ton, on board. Winter quarters ftr
persons with provisions for two
cars will be established on King U.d-
warel's Land, and an attempt will be
made to reach the south peile during
the summer of 1'jOS.
pose, I may change my views about it;
but "without further advice, it is impos
sible for me, notwithstanding the liigh
character and great ability and dis
tinguished services of Secretary Taft,
to favor his candidacy."
SENATOR PETTUS IS BURIED
Funeral of Alabama Statesman Made a
Selma, Ala., July U0. The funeral of
the late United States Senator Edmund
W. Pettus took place here this after
noon and was attended by state offi
cials, members of the legislature, and
thousands of citizens.
Woman of 82 Beats Neighbor.
Terre Haute, Ind., July 30. Mrs.
Frances Lee, aged S2, pleaded guilt v
to assault and battery on her neighbor.
Mrs. Bailey, and paid a fine. The aged
J woman had given the other woman, a
Government Lights Fuse
to Blow Up Powder
INJUNCTION ASKED FOR
Would Restrain Dupont Compa
ny From Exercising Con
trol Over Others.
Wilmiiigton, Del., July 30. The da
ted States today began suit against.
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eminent asks that the Dupont company
be restrained from exercising control
over the subsidiary companies.
l'lirtly Kilo I'iiiutk.
Papers in the case were tiled by As
sistant Attorney General Purdy at noon.
Subpoenas were issued rctunwfblo the
first Monday in September. The com
panies are charged with violation of
the anti-trust act.
ntlili-H Irw In Itij.eli-rf.
Washington. July ;:u. After official
investigation covering t he points nun
l toned by Robert S. Waddell, president
of 'he Buckeye Peiwder company of iV-
ciia, 111., in his open letter
dent Rcosevelt, the navy
has announced that the inference made
1 y Mr. Waddell that the accident on
the Georgia might be ascribed to de
fective smokeless powder, has proven
foundation. In reply to Mr.
Waddell's statement that no turret ex
p.osion occurred prior to and during
blown poweler was so great that the
rate of fire was more than eight times
slower than at present.
SINCLAIR'S BOOK IS BARRED
The Industrial Republic" Insults Ger
Berlin. July 3u. Authorities here
ihavc ordcnd the confiscation of I'pton
Sinclair's beck, "The Industrial Re-
public," in pursuance of the law con
j tenting Insults tt the German emperoi.
I The prohibition also applies to the Eng
lish-German expurgated relit ion, in
which an attack em the German aris
tue racy is omitted, also to the re ference
'degenerate who sits upon
Bishop O'Reilly Goes Abroad.
Bishop Patrick J. O'Reilly of Peor'u
associate of Bishop Spalding has lei t
Now York aboard the1 steamer l.ticaui i
for Dublin, Ireland, for an extended
visit with friends and will also attend
the great exposition while there.
AUTOMOBILE ROMANCE LEADS TO THE
SUICIDE OF CHICAGO YOUNG WOMAN
Chicago, July SO. Miss Laura Mat-,
thews, l'j years old, a dramatic stu
dent, who formerly lived at ISO Rowen
avenue, was found dead on the Broad
moor Slope of Cheyenne mountain, a
shejit distance from Colorado Springs,
Col., early yesterday morning. Beside
the body was found a pearl-handled re
volver. A bullet from the weapon had
pi iu'trateel the right side of the head.
Despondency over a love affair in
which the name of C. A. Coey, presi
dent of the C. A. Coey automobile linn,
Hl Michigan avenue, is involved, is
thought te have been responsible for
the young woman's suicide.
A note enclosed in an envelope bear
ing Coey's husiness card was found
among Miss Mathews' effects. It said:
"You are as dear to me as ever.
Abandon any such thought.
At the South Shore Country club,
where he is living, Mr. Coey denied
emphatically that he had been engaged
GIVE HUSBANDS OCCASIONAL HOUR;
CLUBWOMAN'S PLAN TO GET POWER
Louis, Mo., July ao.-v-A husband's
will accomplish as much as w.j-
is the opinion exnress-
ed by Miss Anna L. Clarke of I'nnm..
ville, Mo., one of the prominent club
women of the country. St. Louis clubs
promise to take her advice and make
husbands of the clubwomen the best
fed and most petted in the land.
"I have always liked Longfellow's
idea of the children's hour," said Miss
Clarke, "but a husband's hour is an
absolute necessity. Have your hus-
LATE PRESIDENT'S GRANDSON
Jacob A. Riis, Author and Settlement
Worker Takes His Stenograph
er as Bride.
Washington, July 30 The announce
ment was made today of the engage
ment of Miss Edith Root, only daugh
ter of Secretary eif S'ate and
Elihu Root, to Lieutenant I'lys:
Grant of the United States army.
He is a son of Major General Fred
erick Dent Grant, commanding the de
partment of the east, am grandson of
the late President
ding will probably
Boston, July 30.-
Grant. The wel
take place in the
-A di. patch
boston, -i uiy ..I'. a t.i. patch iron
Ipswich. Mass. today told ot the mar-
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i - i.i"i u 'O vi) 1 V til . : en i .
Riis, the author and settlement work
er, to Miss Mary A. Phillips, who for
some time served as Riis' secretary.
DRUNKEN MAN PUTS
BABY ON HOT STOVE
Litt'e One Rescued Before Dead
Perpetrator, a Pole, Arrested
Oswego, X. Y., July :;n. A drunken
Pule, a stranger in the city, entered ihe
Inane of Charles Leonard at noon to-
teok the 7-nionths -old baby from
crib, where it was slevping. ami
piaccel it on the hot kitchen stove. The
peilice were called and the man arrest
eel. The baby was badly burned.
Steel Dividend Declared.
Xew York. July 'M. The eliri ctors of
the' I'niteel States Steel corporation to
day ekclare-d the regulir epiarterly eliv
idfiiel of Vi- of 1 per cent on common
and on preferred stock.
Election in Philippines Quiet.
Manila, July :!. Tfce election is
proceeding epiietly and practically a
full vote had been polled at noon. X.i
disorders have been ivportcel.
Bottom of Erie Canal Drops
Out and Boats Are Drawn
Syracuse, X. Y., July :;o. The bed
of the aqueduct carrying the Erie canal
over Onondaga creek fell out this af
ti'ineion, the great sue-tiem of water
drawing into the? vortex five canal
be;ats. Fifty feet of the Hewing fell in
the Green wat brewery, and t lie im
mense structure may cave in at any
moment." Xo loss of life is reported.
to Miss Mathews.
Miss Mathews arrived in Coloraelei
Springs the; latter part of last March,
accompanied by Miss Tillie Green. HI
health, it is said, was responsible for
her departure from this city, wluro
she hael been a stuilent of dramatic art
in the Chicago Musical co!lege under
the name of Miss Summed Dee.
On Sunday Miss Mathews, according
to Miss Green's story, hd't the hotel
wncre both have luvn living, saying
that she was geung for a ride. She
roele, it is thought, to the mountain,
and there took her life.
A milkman found the body in the
crossroads on the brow of BreaelniO'..r
bill. Her horse was lound nearby.
V Irrx t'iM'y for Mono".
Immediately after the finding of the
body Miss Green sent the following
telegram to C. A. Coey:
"Laura committed suicide on account
of you. Senel $;:u0 at once for ex
oanu s suppers ready wnen he gets
home, give him a good dinner and
then take your John to one side for
cozy chat, tell him just what you want
politically and you can get anything.
A husband's hour is as good as equal
suffrage and you don't have to wait a
lifetime to get results."
Miss Clarke is chairman of the civil
service committee for General Feder
ation of Women's Clubs. She is also
the leader In work for civil servicp re
form in Misssouri.
ARREST AT NEW YORK
Bslieved to Have Instigated the
Killing of H. S.Tavshanian,
New York, July 30. Father Martoo
gessian, the Armenian priest, and for
mer leader of the Armenian revolu
tionary Hunehakist party, who was ar
rested last night as a result of the
police investigation following- the ran:
eier of H. S. Tavslianian, was indicted
by the grand jury today on the charge
of attempted robbery in the second
I kill is Ili-nvy.
He was held iu $25.uoii bail. The
murder of Tra vshanian, who is report
e'el to be one of the wealthiest Armen
ians in the country, is' laid at the detor
of Armenian revolutionists.
It has been the theory eif the police
he was kille-ei alter he had repeatedly
re fused to supply money to one ejf the
revolutionary societies. Following the
arrest of Hunehakist the paiiy issuej
a lnniial statement eU'claring the partv
is in no way involved in the affair.
DROWNED IN CHINA
Warren Seabury and Rev. Arthur
S. Mann, Yale Men, Perish
. Xcw Haven, Conn., July "0. a ca
blegram was received today from Ktt
l.ng, China, stating that Rev. Warren
IS. Seabury, Yale lino, and Rev. Arthur
S. Mann, ISM. :.ave been drownel.
The latter met death in attempting to
useue Seabury. Seabury was connect
ed with the Yale mission college in
Changsha. China, and Mann was con-
nee-ted with St.
John's college in
DIES IGNORANT OF
Major Huntington, Retired American
Soldier, Passes Away in Peace
at Paris Home.
Versailles. Fiance, July ?,(). Within
half an hour after his son Henry made
in unsuccessful attempt to commit
suicide, Major Henry A. Huntington,
the retired American soldier, died to
day at his homo here. He never le-
.muiicii eruiiM'Hiubiiess aiie'r rue oriel 111-
tervie-w with his estranged son, which
was followed by Hit shooting down of
the veterans two sons and two daugh
ters by their brother. Alonzo and Eliz
abeth Huntington are in grave peril.
The former, it is believed, will die
iviiui aim uougias Huntington were
only slightly wounded. Mrs. Hunting
ton is in a state of collapse and it is
feared the shock of the tragedy, conn
leel with grief over her husband's do
niise, may cause her death.
GREEKS WORSTED IN
FIGHT WITH TURKS
Band Wiped Out by Ottoman So!
diers Supported by Basho-Bazouks,
at Seres, European Turkey.
Athens, July "0. There has been a
pitched battle between Turkish troops
supported by Basho-Bazouks, and ;
small hand of Greeks who had en
trenched themselves in a house in the
outskirts of SeTcs, European Turkey.
the banu was completely wiped out,
but "0 men killed before the soldier?,
anled by artillery, succeeded in cap
turiug the miniature fortress.
During the fighting the Basho-Bazouks,
pillaged over 100 houses and
burned a number of Greek huildiug:
SHIP'S BOILER EXPLODES
One Killed and Two Others Injured in
Washington, July 30. A dispatch to
day from Commander Bousha of the
gunboat Wilmington, from Shanghai
says the boiler of the vessel bursted
yesterday, and three men scalded, one
of w hom, Fireman Philip Hind of Mary
- tlnd, subsequently died. The
"two are not seriously burned.
ENFORCE RATE REGULATION
Declares in Petition That Company
Yielded Because it Couldn't
Ashcvillp, X. C, July 150. A partiu.;
shot at t'.ie state authorities in the
lailroad controversy was fired througu
petitions which the Southern Railwav
and the Atlantic Coast line filed be
fore Judge Prirchard yesterday, ask
ing that his interlocutory injunction be
mollified in accordance with the
"peace" agreement readied Saturday
at Raleigh between Govemeir Glen.i
and the railroads. v The petition of the
Southern Railway recites the entire
history of the railroad cases and in
dude's a protest against what the
roads regard as their ill treatment, tlrs
piotest and recital of facts being de
signed for the perusal of the supreme;
court of the United States, as well is
for the public.
( liililu-el laiv Siiliinixslou.
The railroads declare, in effect, that
tney were clubbed into becoming par
ties to the agreement effected at R.ii-
cigh. The public mind has been iu-
flamcd by the newspapers and the ut
teianccs ejf politicians and the agp'"
ment was only assented to, it is a
scrtcel, under duress, because oi
thieats of an extra session of the leg
islature when the probability was hel 1
out that worse things would happen to
t he roads.
The Southern Railway company say;
the- petitioner was confronted witli a
question as to whether a preper sense
of its duty to the peace and gooel order
of the state, a proper consideration of
its obligations to preform its duties as
a common carrier in state and inter
state business and its obligations not
to subject its employes to harassing
prosecutions, arrests and imprison
ment would justify it in longer claim
ing its constitutional right to the pro
tee tion of the interlocutory order, or
whether it was not best to cease the
unequal conflict with the united pow
ers of the state.
Clin Tnkc l'rinlr lrirr(j.
The Southern does not lose sight.
continues the petitiem. of the momcn
tueus nature of the claim asserted by
the state. If 'his state claim can he
sustained, it is pointed out. it means
that, through the agency eif its crim
inal laws a state can take the use of
property without compensation, for th
time between tae enactment of a stat
ute by its general assembly and tlr;
final determination of its constitute i-
If this claim of the state be upheld,
tys the petitiem. a state eoulel fix the
rate at 1 cent, and if tne company
we're cemipclled te observe this lov
rate, notwithstanding the fourteenth
amendment forbids it. the state has th?
power te take, during the pcrio-el men
tioned, the property of a company
National Issue Injected Into Local
Politics at Louisville to Ohio
Louisville, July U0. Secretary Taft V.
supporters won a signal victory yes
terday. After the ward primaries Sat
urday it was ce)iice-iled that Governor
W. O. Bradley, Fatrbank's leader, lull
secured delegates, from 10 out of 12
wards pledged to the nomination of
James F. Grinstead for mayor and a
ticket favorable to Fairbanks' candi
dacy. But yesterday the federal o"
ficcholders awakened to the situation.
ami in the convention Bradlev was de
feated by a vote of 16; to 52. Grin-
stead's vete dwindled to a point whero
he won by only (Jl to S7 votes. The
old fusion ticket of lttOo, with inanv
ex-democrats and Taft men on it, went
BRYAN SPEAKS IN WISCONSIN
Proposes Campaign in Badger State
Madison, Wis., July o0. At a co
ference of democrats from all sectio-is
of the state here yesterday, William
Jennings Bryan urged that iters In
taken to perfect a state orgauizatio l
ami proniiseel to return during the com
ing fall and make a number of
speeches in the principal cities of the
state. An off year campaign in Wis
consin, sich as ia proposed, is unusual
but it is considered necessary becaua-j
the de-legates to the national convention
will under the law just passed be el"cc
eel next April, and the supporters of
Senator R. M La Follette are already
forming political clubs and working
so that he will have a delegation to th
republican national convention. Bryi
said that he believed three of the lead
ing issues before the public during the
coming compaign would be railroal
j regulation, trust suppression, and the
Judge Promptly Over
rules Motion to Fix
MOYER IS RELEASED
Butte Union Deposits $25,000
In Bank, Which Signs
Boise, July :(. Foimal applmatico.
was made in the district court toelay to
Lave George A. Pettibeme admitted to
bail. The motion was submitted with
out argument and was piomptly denied
by Judge Wood.
I uioii Put I p ( null.
It was announced Ihe bond for
Charles II. .Mover would be ready at
r.oon today. It is in course of prepara
tion, and will be signed by Timeithy
Reason, prcsielcnt of the First National
bank of Boise. The bond is guaranteed
by $2r,o"0 cash on deposit by the Butte
local of the Western Federation of
Ore Workers Present Sugges
tion to Company Looking
to a Settlement.
CARRIES BY A SINGLE VOTE
Preparations Being Made for the Gen
eral Resumption of Operations
in Any Event.
Du'uth, Minn. July 30. There were
lie) important developments iu thi
dock strike nor in the ratine country
today, oxce-pt Pctrcilla, the strike lead
er, was arrested today at Hibbing on
the charge ef carrying concealed wea
pons. t St'Ulniient in Sight.
Duhith. Minn., July .",0. No settle
ment of the ore handlers' strike is in
prospect. The men have written a let
ter to the Duluth, Mesaba &. Northern
railroad, proposing arbitration, and the
officers of the company will sleep over
the proposal. Ioday the men will un
doubtedly get an answer.
At a meeting yesterday ihe men dis
usstd te'rms they would ask of the
company feir settlement. Finally arbi
tration was suggested anil put to a vot
ami the proposition carried with on
vote to spare, showing that the attitude
of the men was in a large measure for
returning to work ami trusting to the
railroad to take all men back as fast
as conditions warranted.
May Hosiimo Opcrntlonn.
The company is preparrd to resume
business at the docks if the men do not
return to work soon on their own ac
count. Still there is a possibility that
the company will grant arbitration, and
iu that case the docks will resume ac
tivities at once. In that event the
mines will be reopened with nonunion
miners, and then will come anothe-
EVELYN WILL NOT
RETURN TO STAGE
Report She Was to Disregard Wishes
of Husband and Lawyers Em
New York, July so. According to a
report circulated today, Evelyn Nesbit
Thaw will return to the stage this fall
despite the obje ctions of her husband
ami his lawyers. At the office of Dan
iel O'Reilly, one of Thaw's counsel, it
was said the report w'as not true.
Harry K. Thaw issued a signed state
ment this morning pronouncing the re
port his wife proposed returning to
the stage absolutsy false.
Dynamite in Trunk.
St. .ouis, July 30. A quantity of
dynamite in a miner's trunk explods-X
while the truck was handled at the
Union station yesterday, seriously in
juring two men, slightly wounding six
others, and creating a noise and shoe
that almost started a panic. Ivan
Dometer, Greek miner on the way we?t
from Appalachian, W. Va had several
sticks of dynamite in the trunk. The
baggage men gave the trunk the usual
fling and the explosion followed. Bag
gagemen Warner Sparks and Hugh
Gavin were seriously injured. Ther s
was nothing left of the trunk.