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THE ARGUS, SATURDAY. AUGUST 17, 1007.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
FIFTY-SIXTH YEAH. NO. 201.
IN THE TELEGRAPH STRIKE
LETTERS ARE READ
EIGHTEEN IN NET APPORTIONS
NEW COMMANDANT AT
ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL
Some Correspondence of Mrs.
Mary Baker Eddy Made Pub
lic in the Courtroom
Men Who Had to Do With New
Pennsylvania Capitol Erec
tion to be Prosecuted
Both Sides Claim to Have
Gained Ground Since
PEACE IS FAR AWAY
Labor Leaders and Others Un
able to Bring the Contend
ing Parties Together.
NEGRO RESCUES A
Explosion of Gasoline Places Lives of
Several in Danger at Norfolk
One Woman Lost.
Xoifolk. Va.. Aug. 1". Tho gasoline
launch Edna May with a large party
aboard caught sic from an cxplosioi
early toilay near Maneto and burned
to tho water's edge. Cora Midgett, a
passenger, was blown into the water
and drowned, and tho engineer and
fireman wore fatally lmniod. A negro
in a pass-ins sloop rescued the others
aboard the burning ship.
Chicago, Aug. 17. The telegraphers'
strike developed nothing new today.
Both sides claim to have gained an ad
vantage and both are evidently await
ing eventualities. There were lew
changes in the number of men at tho
keys here or In New York, and busi
ness is handled in about the Fame man
ner as yesterday. Xo progress what
ever is reported in tho efforts to bring
the companies and the telegraphers to
gether for a settlement.
I Ilium t urn to Ilrokrr.
Chicago, Aug. 17. Small lias called
out the operators in Havana at their i
request in a cablegram. Small today
issued an ultimatum for closed pimp in
all brokers' offices in tho states. 15ro
kers will be given an opportunity to
sign a closed shop agreement before
Monday noon or a strike will be de
clared. M.ikr o I'rogrewM.
Chicago, Iil.. Aug. 17. No progress
was made yesterday by certain labor
leadeis who intervened to bring about
DREARY f UTURE
FOR CHINA SEEN
BEFORE SPECIAL MASTERS
One Charges That Husband was Killed
by "Arsenical Poisoning Men
Empress Dowager in Critical State and
No Ruling Mind Strong Enough to
Cope With Situation.
Tokio, Aug. 17. Private dispatches
from IVkin forecast a creary future,
owing to the unsettled state of poli
ties. This is caused by the absence of
a ruling mind powerful enough to copo
with the situation. The dowager em
press is now ill and in a critical condition.
FIGHT IS AGAIN POSTPONED
Cans Memsic Encounter Set for Sept.
27 Champion Breaks Camp.
Los Angeles. Aug. 10. Seeing that
it will be impossible for George Mem
sic to get down to weight in time to.'
his match with flans, scheduled for
next l'ridav. .Manager McCarev ha.?
a settlement of the telegraphers strike OI)eo ,,.,, ((isl!,n11 ,ho RO :uu P(,t u
by arbitration. President Small, of the r1)r Sept. -7. This news has resulted
telegraphers' organization, met Samuel; j t10 breakiuir ut. of the (l.m s trnin-
Conipers of the American Federation of
Labor, and Labor Commissioner Xeill
dining the day, but at night said that
it was only in a social way and that it
was too early in the fight to talk of ar
bitration. 1I:miiI1p More IIiinIik".
Despite the general rtrlke order both
telegraph companies, by actual test.
were ablp to handle business with
greater promptness titan at any time
heretofore since the inauguration of
the st tike. Small towns which had
been almost cut off from telegraphic
communication 'in the various parts of
the middle west and tho far west were
heard from last night tn tho regniar
order for the first time.
I.rnnrtl Wire Men ((nit.
The only apparent effect of the order
locally was the strike of eight leased
wire operators. In St. Louis 85 leased
wire men responded to tho call. Tliis
was tho banner move of the day. The
tel granh company officials declared
the strike of the leased wire men did
not affect them or their service, but
the telegraphers' officials hold that ev
ery operator who goes out has an effect
cn the general tie up.
HuNHell iNMtieM Circular.
Secretary Russell issued a circular to
all locals, urging the men to preserve
cider in their cities, obey the law, and
be governed by local officers who will
receive instructions from President
Small. They are also told not to listen
to paid dissenters who are sent among
them by the telegraph companies to
spread false statements. They are
also urged not to believe all they see
in the newspapers.
Mny Cnll Sympathetic Strike.
Efforts are being made to call out the
members of affiliated unions employe.!
in the telegraph buildings. This mat
ter will be decided at a meeting of the
Chicago Federation of Labor Sunday.
In would include engineers, firemen, el
evator conductors and electricians.
ing camp, and he probably will retur.i
to San Francisco.
"Hubbies" Kobinson and "Kid" Wo
ster, who have been working in the op
posing training camps, will both stait
for San Francisco tomorrow. They
will send challenges to Harry Bake
to fight for the 12 pound champion
ship. Abe Atlell has written to Mo
Carey asking him to put him on with
flans or Burns.
Force Match With Attell.
St. Louis, Aug. Id. If Abe Atte:i
fights Charley Xeary on Labor day ai
i:::! pounds, as it is reported, he is will
ing to do, Brooklyn Tommy Sullivan
and his manager. .lack Sullivan, will
go to Chicago at once and endeavor to
forco Attell into a match. The men
fought once before at 12'2 pounds r.m'.
Sullivan knocked Attel out in the fifth
round. Both the Sullivans are incens
ed at .At toll's claims to the champion
ship, as they say Tommy has the prior
right to honors in that division. Sn:
livan cannot got back to 122 pounds'.
however, and will try and get a fight
from Attell at 12S pounds.
Concord, X. II., Aug. 1G. Between
lawyers' wrangles more of the corre
spondence tending to show the delu
sions alleged by counsel to be held by
Mrs. Mary Baker G. Eddy was read
today before the masters to whom the
court has assigned the duty of deter
mining the question of her compe
tence. John V. Kclley, representing the
relatives of Mrs. Eddy who have
brought suit for an accounting of her
pioperty, introduced the letters, read
ing from one the statement by Mrs.
Eddy that a publisher who delayed
proofs of the writings was governed
by m. A. M., which lias oeen ex
plained by followers of Mrs. Eddy to
mi an "malicious animal magnetism."
I.:ivjer" SqnnblileM Drlny Court.
Other Utters were produced by Mr
Kelley, but counsel for Mrs. Eddy fre
quently objected, especially to one
which was alleged to show tba't Mrs.
Eddy had insisted on an autopsy upon
the body of her husband to ascertain
whether ho had not been "the victim
of arsenical poisoning mentally admin
A this letter was written in 1SS2 it
was ruled out as being too remote.
The wrangles between counsel be
came so frequent that Judge Aldricii
for tilt; masters was forced to protest
that too much titue was being con
sumod in that way.
VXonlil it riii:; Mr. I :!! to Court.
Mr. Kelley for the next friends asked
the masters for an order to bring Mrs,
Eddy into court or permit an examina
tion of her under regular court pro
ceedings at her home and with several
of tho plaintiffs present. Mr. Kelley
also asked for an order for tho pro
motion next Monday of the books in
possession of several of the Eddy trus
tees. Both motions were taken under
Tiio remainder of tho session was
occupied with the introduction by the
next friends, subject to exceptions by
Mr. Streeter. of letters written by Mrs.
Eddy to her adopted son, Dr. E. J. Foster-Eddy,
while he was acting as her
publisher and subsequently.
In them she referred to "M. A. M.."
the red dragon." "Mental malpractice,"
to., as being used to hinder her work
and its publication and directed the
use ot "arguments to overcome tnts
AMERICA GETS BOGUS WINE
More "Niersteiner" is Exported to the
United States than is Made.
Berlin. Aug. li. ino frauds on
American consumers are disclosed as
a result of a convention in the Rhoiti
ish region to demand a speedy revision
of the wine laws.
It is slated on the best authority that
thero is much more of tho so-called
"Xicrstetncr" exported to tho United
States than is produced at Xierstv i
One producer said favorite brands are
often falsely labeled.
"Almost no genuine 'Xiersteine
goes to the United States," he continn
ed. "the exporters trusting to America
lack of experience with wines to es
, No ChniiRC Locally.
While the Western Union and Pos
tal telegraph companies claim to be
handling considerable business through
out the country, the situation in Rock
ROBERT PINKERTON IS DEAD
Head of Detective Agency
Away at Sea.
New York, Aug. 17. Robert Pinke
! ton, head of the detective agency, died
island does not bear the statement """ on board the steamer
rr.,. r ,,r. Bremen. He was on ais way to Eu-
MRS. PAUL M'CORMAC KILLED
Auto Wrecked While Racing at Nor-
walk, Conn,, Turnpike.
Xorwalk, Conn., Aug. 10. A race
through the streets of Xorwalk at al
most a mile a minute between a big
touring car and a forty horse power
runabout resulted in the wrecking of
the runabout on the Connecticut turn
pike near the Darien line yesterday af
tornonn, and the death of Mrs. Paul
McCormac of ?,C, West Xinoty-fif'h
street. Now York. Her husband, who
was in the wrecked car with her. is in
the Xorwalk hospital with injuries
which may prove fatal.
Before Mr. McCormac's car was
wrecked he grazed the side of a car
riage in which Mr. and Mrs. George F.
Burgess and Mr. and Mrs. James li.
ville of Stamford and Mrs. Smith
Xorthup of Xorwalk were riding. Tli.
carriage was overtimed and all the oc
cupants were more or less hurt. Mrs.
Burgess sustained a fracture of the left
shoulder. The identity of the occu
pants of the touring car is not known.
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AT COMMISSIONERS' REQUEST
Declared to Have Sold Goods Costing
$1,574,399 to the State at a Profit
ITarrisburg, Pa., Aug. 1C Eighteen of
the mr-n concerned in the construction
and furnishing of Pennsylvania's $13,
000,0(10 capitol will be made defend
ants in criminal and civil proceedings
as a result of the graft revelations
made in the investigation conducted
by Gov. Stuart's commission. In its
final report, made to the governor to
day, the commission recommends the
vigorous prosecution of the men in
volved in the fraudulent transactions,
and the attorney general, through the
governor, is urged to act at once.
Architect nnd Iluiltler Named.
The persons named and against
whom either criminal or civil suits are
Trust Avoids All
SO EVIDENCE SHOWS
Prices Fixed by the Company
and Dealers Are Not Al
lowed to Deviate.
Lieutenant Colonel Frank I', tlobbs was horn in Maine in 1S55 and entered
the ntil;tary academy at West Point. X. Y.. in July, 171, at the age of 19 a:i
an appointment from hi native stale. He graduated with the class of 1S7S
and after the customary furlough was assigned as second lieutenant in thj
arti'lery luaneli. Deo. 1'!. 12 he wis p:oniot;d to first lieutenant and trans
ferred to the ordnance departa;ent, ;n which branch he lias since remainoi.
He was made captain June 11. ls:i ;.iid major Aug. li, 1 !:;. A couple of
years ago he' was gain promoted, bing made lieutenant colonel.
Man; of tho years of Coloiioi Hob s" career as a junior officer were spent
as insptrtor or ordnance at the large ste'1 works wlieie the ordnance ma
terial was being manufactured. Later he was on duty at Watervliet arsenal.
Xew York slate, and Waiertown arsenal in Massachusetts. Tor some time
he w:i.' in Kurope ou special service for the ordnance department connected
with the procuring of materia;. Still later the colonel was. instructor ot
ni finance ami gunnerv at tho Cnited Slates Militaty academy. He was then
ordered to the Benicia arsenal. California from whence he returned to the
Wateriown arsenal as commanding odicer. Aug. 1 last lie was transferred io
tho command of lite Uoek Island arsenal.
During the brief time tli.it the col nel has been stationed at Rock Islar. 1
he has made a large number of friend among all who have come in comae!
with him in eiihor a business or social way. He is a genial otlicer of tho
most progressive type and under his command the development of Uoek Is
land arsenal, which grew so rapidly of recent, years under the direction '
Colonel Stanhope li. Blunt should continue.
By virtue of his ollice as commanding officer of the arsenal Colonel
Hobhs is president of the llociv Ielan 1 Arsenal Coif club.
Washington, Aug. 17. With refer
ence to the suit to be instituted by the
government against the International
Harvester company for alleged viola
lion of the Sherman anti-trust act it is
stated that a year or more ago com
plaints of the operation of the com
pany reached the department of jus-
Sanderson of Philadelphia, I tice and agents of that department and
contractor for furnishings. I of the bureau of corporations have ac-
Joseph M. Huston, architect. I cumulated a mass of information on
Stanford Lewis, assistant architect. I the subject. The evidence that thj
J. M. Shumaker of Johnstown, for-1 company has violated the anti-trus;
mer superintendent of the board of 'aw is assured to be conclusive.
public grounds and buildings. I Monopoly In lbarKed.
W. II. Snyder. I The investigation disclosed the fact.
Ii. II. Hardenberg. former auditor lit is alleged, that the parent company
enoral. I controls uractically all of the big rean-
V. L. Mathues and Frank G. Harris, I er and mower and thresher plants in
former state treasurers. I the country, and that an apportion
ing res s man P. Burd Cassel, nresi-1 ment of the country is made among the
dent of the Pennsylvania Construction
company, which supplied the metallic
casings and furniture.
George F. Payne, who built the capi
tol, and his partner; Charles G. Wet
ter, Charles P. Kinsman, Wallis Boi
lean, John G. Xeuderer.
George K. Storm, who organized the
various subsidiary concerns in such a
way that no one of them w-ill come into
business conflict with any other.
It further is alleged that prices of
the farm machinery manufactured b.'
the International Harvester company
are fixed by the concern, and from
those prices dealers are not permitted
Pennsylvania Bronze company, which jto vary
DROPPING BOMBS FROM BALLOONS
TABOOED BY PEACE CONFERENCE
The Hague, Aug. 17. The peace con
ference today rc adopted ihe resolution
approved by the previous conference
regulating the limitation of military
burdens and declaring it is highly de
sirable that the governments earnestly
resume the study ot this question. Tile
proposition was introduced by Great
r.rifain and supported by the United
States .and Russia.
The projios.it ion against the dropping
fif explosives upon an enemy from bal
loons and the bombardment of unL
fended cities was apjiroved also.
sujiplied the loaded lightning fixtures
Frank Irvine, an auditor in the audi
tor general's office.
George c. Town, bookkeeper under
The International Manufacturing and
Supply company, which bid against
Sanderson for the capitol furnishing
I'ennypncker Not on the I.Ut.
The name of Governor Pennypacker.
by virtue of his office was a member
of the board of public grounds and
IlominnteH the Trnde.
In this way, and through its control
of the many plants, the company, it is
declared, is able to dictate the output
of such machinery, the parts of the
country into which it shall go and the
prices at which it shall be sold. Thefa
conditions apply, it is said not only in
America, but to foreign countries as
The operations of the company, as
viewed by officials of the department
of justice, are in restraint of trade.
No intimation is given of the date of
the institution of the government's
BUBONIC PLAGUE AT
nuildings which let the furnishing con- suit, but the delay will be only inci-
tracts, and those of former Governor! dental to the preparation of the gov-
Stone, and his associates who made up I ernment's case.
the commission which constructed the
cajiitol. are not mentioned in the list
of persons against whom the investi
gators recommend that action be
Senator A. G. Dewalt and Represent
ative R. Scott Ammerman, the demo
cratic members of the commission, pre
sented a brief supplemental report in
which they sjiecifically name most of
these already mentioned as criminally
and civilly liable for the frauds against
the state. They are in entire accord
with the report of the republican mem
Three Cases and One Death are
ported in the Vicinity of old
Washington, D. C, Aug. 17. Tho
marine hospital service is informal
that bubonic plague has broken out hi
hers, and presented their supplement as I San Francisco, where there have been
out. The oiierators at work are jirac-
tically enjoying a holiday, their prin
cipal duty being to answer telephone
inquiries as to the service. Few com
mercial messages are being handled,
rope for his health.
Passenger Train Derailed.
Randolph, Mo., Aug. 17. A Wabash
nasseneer train west bound was de-
and the report of the Associated Press ' ailed near here last night and five
is greatly abbreviated. Constant in
terference with the wires prevents sat
isfactory service even where the wires
are fully manned.
ELEVEN FALL 400
FEET IN MINE CAGE
persons injured, none fatally.
Slays Barber Who Nips Him.
Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., Aug. 10.
Thomas Ryan, a blacksmith, was ar
rested today charged with killing li 1-
ward Mines, a barber, who was found
dead in an alley near his sh'oji. Rya i
quarreled with Hines because the lat
tor scratched him while cutting he
hair. Words followed and tho two dh
appeared in an adjoining alley, where
the barber was found dead an hour
later. Ryan refuses to make any ex
OF STOCK MARKET
Early Decline Checked and Losses
Nearly All Recovered at Clos
ing Time Today.
Xew York, Aug. 17. The stock mar
ket showed a decline 'of 1 to l'.i points
at the opening today. A rally soon
followed, showing that the market was
being supported. The' close was strong
and most of the decline was recovered.
BIG SHIRT MAKERS
FORCED TO THE WALL
a further expression of their individ
i ne commission says that it was
able to ascertain by testimony that
goods costing $1,574,399 were sold to
the state by Sanderson and the Penn
sylvania Construction comnanv for
?G,434,74S, a profit of $4,800,849.
three cases and one death. The af
fected region is in the vicinity of old
Curtis, Loggett & Co. Fail With Liabil
ities of $1,000,000 and Assets
Twice That Sum.
OFFICER CRAZED CAUSES ORDER TO
ARREST ALL RUSSIANS IN THE CITY
Copenhagen, Aug. 10. The entire po-
jlice force here got a startling shakeup
I last nignt. livery oriice received a
Fiv Killed and Six Injured in Acn- sudden telephone order from Second
Officer Truelsen for the whole force to
turn out and arrest every Russian in
Copenhagen, a great plot against the
czar having been discovered.
The order was immediately complied
with. The detectives who were accessl
dent at Coal Shaft Near
Pittsburg, Pa., Aug. 17 By th.j
overturning of an elevator cage at a
tinnla ncor Trwhnetltt-n todaY five m9ll
were killed and six injured. The mea hie were hurried off in all directions'
fell 400 feet
and steps were taken to rouse thost
who were off duty.
It occurred to only one of the nine
sub-chiefs who received the order to
doubt its accuracy. He reflected that
there were more than 2,000 Russians
in the city, and concluded that there
must be a mistake somewhere. ' He tel
ephoned to the first officer, who hasten
l to headquarters and found tliat
Truelsen had gone suddenly mad.
The order was canceled in time to
,jave the liberties of the Russians.
DID NOT MIND THE WEAUE?
In Spite of Rain Big Crowds Attend
Petersen's Concei t.
Although the weather was threaten
ing a large crowd attended the con
certs at the Tower yesterday given by
Petersen's band. The feature of the
evening program was tho singing by
the Arsenal quartet comiiosed of F. C
Davis, first tenor; A. Stone, secon i
tenor; Roy Corry, baritone and Nick
Boson, basso. An (a) and (b) number
was given the first being "The Flow
er From Home Sweet Home" (Sehmid)
and the second "Rocked in tho Crad'.a
of the Deoj)" (Knight) to which they
responded with an encore number.
I'tiea, X. Y., Aug. 17. Application
was made in court here today for a re
ceive r for Curtis, Loggett &. Co., manu
facturers of shirts, collars and cuffs, of
Troy, X. Y., the petition alleging in
solvency. Tho liabilities are placed at
anout 9i.immi.oiiu. ami tne normal as
sets tit twice that sum.
CHARLES E. SMITH TO WED
Engagement of Former Postmaster
Xew York, Aug. 10. The engage
ment is announced of Miss Xettie
Nichols of Xew York to Charles Emory
Smith, r diror of the Philadelphia Press.
Mr. Smith was postmaster general in
tho McKinley and Roosevelt cabinets
and was minister to Russia from 1890
to 1S02. He is a widower. His "first
wife was lilla Huntley, who died Aug
Horseshoers are Picnicing.
Practically all of the horse shoeing
shojis in the three cities are closed to
day, and the horseshoers and their
families are spending the day at Sub
urban island, where the annual picnic
is being held. Athletic contests, iu
eluding a game of horse shoos, and
sneech making were features of the
J day's festivities.
PROSPECTS OF TEAM
ARE NOT SO POOR
era I Stars are Gone.
DFDIIinn O.I ill urin npivid
DCnilMnu onATV riCAn UCAInlGood Material in Line for High School
Football Sauad. Thou ah Sev-
r-ijy vrmer uarriea Away Dy current
London, Aug. 16. George Bernard
Shaw has had a narrow escape from
drowning: He was swimming off
T 1 i . , .. . ...
i.iaiuicur, .uerioneinsnire, witn a
friend, when a current carried them
away and prevented them from re
turn ing to the shore.
After a long time they were landed
on a distant sandback, whence they
were rescued. Mr. Shaw was utterly
exhausted anil had given up hope of
returning to the mainland alive.
He says he only kept swimming t
postpone the unpleasantness of drown
ing as long as possible.
Earl Fraser, captain of the locI
high school foot ball team for this sea
son, is rounding up his gridiron war
riors, in- order to see what kind of a
team will represent the high school
this fall. The team suffered a great
deal in the loss of five of the last year's
stars: Captain McManus; the left ha.f
hack, Rich.; the full back, Taylor; ar.i
Shinstrom and Montgomery, on tha
line, all of whom graduated in the
1097 class. Those of last year's reg
ulars who will return are Liitt, quar
ter back; Brennan, left guard; Roch,
left tackle; Paul, center; and KInne
Dunavin on Team. I right end. Captain Fraser has a lot of
Captain Edward Dunavin of Com- new material in line for this season,
pany A of this city will be a membe- and pome of those who are lined up
of the team repreesnting the Cth reg- for the team should make a good
iment of the I. X. G. which will shoot showing. The team will commence
at the state rifle meet for the citizens' training in a few weeks, and Captai.i
trophy. Captain Ben Eick of Sterling Fraser says that he expects to turn out
who will head the team, has picked out I a better aggregation this year than
FIRST STEAMBOAT NAVIGATED THE
HUDSON 100 YEARS AGO TODAY
the school has ever had before. Man
ager Ehleb has already arranged a
number of games for this season In
cluding Bloomington. Kewanee, ani
Moline. The game with Moline will be
played in this city.
Xew York, Aug. 17. Shippers cele
brated toilay the lOMn anniversary of
the introduction of steam as a propell
ing force in vessels. The day is just
100 years from the time that the Cler
mont, invented by Robert Fulton, went
J up the Hudson. Representatives of the
steamboat interests have sent out re
quests that all the shipping Interests in
the harbor observe the day. Sharply
at 1 o'clock every boat Jn the harbor
blew Its whistle or otherwise signal, as
did every factory or other place identi
fied with, shipping interests.
Many Will Honor Quantrell.
Kansas City, Mo., Aug. 16. Warraa
Walch of Independence, secretary of
the Quantrell association, has receiv
ed letters indicating that there will bo
an attendance of from fifty to sixty to!-
lowers of the guerilla chieftain at the
annual reunion .on Aug. 23 and 24.