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ROCK ISLAND ARGrU
I II -'TV-SIXTH VEAU. NO. 204.
THE AKGUS, WEDNESDAY. SEPT KM 1SKR 25, 1907. TEX PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Summons President Hflof
felt of Indiana Compa
ny to Appear
TO EXPLAIN CIRCULAR
Insinuations and References to
Other Law Breaking
Will be Probed.
iTaiif, 1 1 i 1
S-pl. 21. Anot tit -1- boom
ii' Standard Oil ceuupany
ftidi-'o Ke-nesaw M. Lamlis
of tin- I'li'lti'd Slates circuit coiiu "cnll
imI tli.' bhitT" of l'ri-si.l' P.I .lair.es A.
Molfetl nf the SUm-hirel Oil compan V
'rv York will lie scarchee'i in lay I y
deputy ma i shals 1m aring a Mil i(
which rccpiircs Mr. .MclTi It's piesenco
be low tln federal i-'iand jury in Chi
cago at in o'clock next Tuesday morn
ing. Mn-I i :plriln IiinIiiiimI imiM.
Mr. .M.itTi it v. ill In' asked ((lU-.-iiiHi-f
onci'i'iiing a pamphlet i-sued under
his name fi -f -lit J y containing a d' fetise
ejf Standard Oir and asking if there
was '"any purpose" in the government
attack (in thai corporation. Jud::o l.ati
ilis wants to know jusr what liis com
piaiiit is and why lir insinuates alien
a "purpose." .Mr. M :;Vti also stated
that tlu re were many ether shippers
in Chicago guilty of te-bating it tin
Standaid was guilty. .Imke I.andis
Willlls Mr. Mo.t'ett t.i tell who these
oi her guilt v nii s are.
' I can he-si answer his criticism,"
said Jiulse Lamlis, "by directing the
pW'-'i'Clltion of all o'.he ' (ilTen.lefs lie
points out "
ill Mi'fi ItPln.
The grand jury will i. a a Jeir.h!e next
Tuesday fur I lie express purpose of
considering the evidence which Mr.
MotTerr Is epi (ted to give. It he rnaU s
good, there is a lonir winter's work cut
out for Distriet Attorney Sims.
This devt lopn!' tit in iho Standard Oil
situation, which was a surprise, hot'.i to
the district attorney and the Standard
Oil lawyer:-, (time as a climax to the
pioceeiliims which resulted in immuni
ty to tl'.e Chicago v Alton railroad.
Ut-il tt lr lrtKt-ciit ion.
Judge I.andis told the grand jurors
that as far as the
aiiroad was con
cerned tlcy had lie, thing to do. He
likened the ngrcc:ncni bet wee 11 tin guv
enniietit and the railroad iitiornuys.
throiign which the railroad was to es
cape pi oseeiit ii in. to the common meth
od of dealing with the "criminal class
es," privileges are granted the accom
plice who becomes a witness for the
prosecii! ion. Jtieige I.andis pave his
nili us after the reading of a letter from
Attorney General Bonaparte, in which
Mr. Sims was directed to drop the pros
ecution of the railroad.
. K-t( In Hit Oilier.
New York, Sept. 2.1. Wade Hamp
ton, general auditor of the Standard
Oil company of New Jersey, was called
tu the stand again today and state-;
that hooks showing the trnnsf;is of
certificates and stock during the licpii
dating period were never kept in hi
ottice. lie was excuse'i in .tr, te.
logg, wl'.o said he would like to ca'l
Mr. Hampton again.
Still Allllilfll It.M.k
New York. Sept. 2.1. Accountants ef
Standard Oil audited the books of tin
W'ateis-Pierce Oil company of Missouri
after i:hhi. when its name disappeared
from the list of companies controll
by the Standard, according to YVado
Hampton, general auditor of the Stand
a nl Oil. who testified yesterday in the
government's suit against the company
In 1!iimi the Waters-Pierce Oil com
ptiny was prohibited From doing busi
ness in Texas under the antitrust law
because of its relations with the S'and
ai d. The W aters Tierce company was
reorganized and stock held by th
Standard was sold. Testimony has pre
vioiislv been adduced that harles
Pratt, secretary of
the Standard. 1
.1 iw,i 1 :i n,.t
bought the stock and had held ii in the.
St'iit A won 11 1 11 11 f m 1(-i:nliirl.v.
Hampton testified that he had sen?
each year accountants to the Waters
Pierce Oil company to audit the books
at the request of the officers of the
company. Kellogg produced a letter
rent by witness to one of the Wate:
Picrce officials stating an accountant
was on his way and that for reasons
which he would understand his name
li.-id better be put on the pay rolls of ( t acCepteil his offer and repaid the loan York
the Waters Pierce company until the at maturity." Savings bank section: Presided
accounting was completed. Hampton) Mr. Harriman refused to comment on Lucius Teter. Chicago; secretary Wil
said he had forgotten tho reasons he Mr. Fish's letter to stockholders fur- lianl Hanbart. New York.
meiitionc.i in ine leuer.
1 1 nr. 1 work i Ufi fur.
Other w itnesses told of the trouble
IS CALLS THE
independent men had in getting cars
for shipping oil from their wells an 1
were advised their difficulties would
cense should they unite, with the' Stand
ard. HITS BACK AT FISH
President Harahan of Illinois
Central Makes Charges in a
Letter to Stockholders.
ACCUSES OF BORROWING
Says Funds of Company Were Appro
priated to Own Use and Recov
ered with Difficulty.
Chicago, Sept. 2.1. Coincident with
the issuance of t'ne annual ivpor'. Pres
ident ,1. T. Harahan of the Illinois Cen
tral rnilioad yesterday struck back at
Siuyves.uu Fish. In unmistakable terms
lie hi amis Mr. Fish as a borrower and
.1 falsifier, if not worse.
The charges are contained in a state
nioni issued to the stockholders of the
company in re ply to the circular letter
sent out on Monday from New York
by Mr. Fish.
Siim lie l.lilllK'll III Si-It".
The most serious charge in this in
feima! indictment is that when he was
piesidi-nt of the load Mr. Fish loaned
him.-ilf "en, iHiu out of the company's
t i t usury. For this he is said to have
given tl'.e road epie.-tlor.ablo security,
v.hich subsequently proved iinintirkct
a!de am i:i-u!!icie'.i'. The other direc
tors. Mr. Harahan claims, shielded Mr.
Fish, and one of them even loaned him
the ueci ssary money when all other
sources had failed.
The security furnished for this loan
is said to have been the unmarketable
coihiiiral given the road and the pledg
ing of Mr. Fish's New York residence
and his undivided inteiesr in the estate
of the late Hamilton Fish.
Sn:sirvsi-il Out of Sy 11111:11 hv.
It was ovt of consideration for Mr.
Fish, according to Mr. Harahan. that
these doctitm nts never were placed on
teeord and that the facts never In fore
were nade public.
A charge of similar nature is that
witue 1 n the executive hoard of the
Trust Company of the Republic, Mr.
'is!i was active in securing Illinois
'ential funds for deposit in that Alli
ens. This. too. "after the credit of
ho trus: company was in question."
Ml this money was ultimately recover-
but it took several months an!
was the source nf much anxietv to the
directors of the Illinois Central.
Ili-!t'i! foiiKiii, A Imii.
As tut additional count it is set forth
that Mr. Fish, loam d to his cousin. I.e-
Ih-LSser. president of the Trust
Company of the Re public, individually.
mon"v from the Illinois Central funds.
ind that pari of this has never been
epaid or collected.
The charges in the Fish letter that
the Illinois Centra! interests have been
subordinated t) I'nion and Southern
Pacific are branded by Mr. Harahan as
I'ImIi lt-l icil ! Siniil.ir Charge
New York. Sept. 2.1. Mr. Fish, who
was in his country place at Garrison,
said through the tele phone operator at
that place that he would not talk to
anyone hist night. When the same
charge that of borrowing money from
the company of which he was presi
dent. was made by Mr. Harriman lasi
winter Mr. Fish explained it as fol
lows: "He is epiite right in saying that I
borrowed funds from the Illinois Cen
tral, but he should have added that the
loan was made at a time when the
road wtis desirous of putting out some
of its surplus; that we went from bank
to bank to loan our money; that this
particular loan was made on collateral
which was so unquestionably ample and
marke table that my personal credit was
not an element of the loan; that sev
eral of the other directors borrowed
from the company indirectly and direct
ly in the same way, and finally that
Mr. Harriman himself, while a director.
j, borrowed fiom t lie company in-
.... ... . .
iiirectly and directly in the same man
ner frequently and in sums aggregating
Itegnrilrit lis Improper.
"As a matter of business I did not
then regard my transactions as im
proper, nor do I now. When in the
fall of 1S93 I desired to repay the deb ing hollses mot am, rtjscssed matters
I proposed to him to nesotiate a i)pwip(nailing (f) irllluiJ1r.
loan from Kuhn, Loeh & Co. Mr. Jlarri-, Trnst cornpauv PCtjon ciected .
man asked me not to do so and volun- President, Philip S. Babcock. Xe-v
teered to le nd me the sum himself, and York- cerotarv Tam nn.n.h x--.-
flier than in this way:
" u can quote me as saying that
the letter js all nonsense.
President Roosevelt and Family
Leave Oyster Bay Home
GIVEN A WARM FAREWELL
Complete Trip in Special Train on
Which Western Tour Will Begin
Oyster Day, Sept. 2.I. President
Roosevelt began his journey inward
Washington at in o'clock this morning,
(tiding his shimmer vacation, which
commenced June li'. The trip was
made by special train to Long Island
City, around the lower end of New
York City by tug boat from .Jersey City
to Washington in the special train, on
which the president wi'.l make his west
ern trip, which begins at Washington
fliililrcu nt Si'IiimiI.
Mrs. Roosevelt and Miss Ethel and
Queiitin accompanied the president, the
other children being at school. Of the
party also ate Secretary l.oeb and his
family ami the members of the execu
tive staff and secret service guards.
l eave Tnktnn l'iir:il.
The leave taking at Oyster Pay was a
typical scene. The villagers gathered
at the lailioad. and many of them
shook the president's hand. He hearti
ly ixprcssid the pleasure in seeing his
neighbors with whom he itas had op
portunity to mingle Inn little this sum
mer. Hoi-ki'm Uclii.vcil: Ti'iiin :ii(N.
N'ew York. Sept. LV.. President
Roosevelt and his party reached ,Ie:
ey City shortly b; fore noon. His de
part!!: o for Washington has been pos'
poiii d until 1 o'clock as the express
car containing his horses has not ar
rived frt m Oyster Ray.
I i'im-H - York :il lo OVIiii'li.
New Yosk. Sept. 2.1. Ptesido:t
Roosevelt aitil party left New York
for Washington at in o'clock.
Southern Minnesota and Wisconsin Ex
perience First Severe Frost of
I.a Crosse. Wis.. Sept. 2.1. The first
killing frost of the season formed over
wi stern Wisconsin and southern Min
itr -ota today, lining great damage to all
green crops. The cranberries in west
ern Wisconsin will suffer heavily.
Maishalltown. Iowa, S.'pt. 2.1. A
killing frost jas! night did considerab'.
damage to corn still in the milk. Opin
ions vary as to the extent of the dam
age but much corn is out of the wav.
GOVERNOR FOLK ATTACKS FEDERAL
OWNERSHIP; LAUDS STATE RIGHTS
Nashville, Tenn., Sept. 2.1. (Jovern
or Folk of Missouri addressed the Tet
tiessee home-comers at a banquet Ia.-t
night. The tariff and state rights
were his topics. He claimed that tin
establishment of government owner
ship and the curtailment of stare
rights would sound the knell of detji
"The elimination of unjust privileges
conferred by law," he said, "is a moral
question. Any privilege, is a graf
whether it he a privilege exerciseei
contrary to law or one that the law
itself may give. A tariff so arranged
as to create monopoly and to give .1
few people the privilege of preying en
the rest of the people is legalize 1
graft. Considered from this stand
point, the tariff is a moral question.
But as an economic question merely, i
monopoly tariff is indefensible under
the conditions that exist today.
DiNCUMafN Silt tC KilllllM.
"Another question the democratic
party should make an issue is the
right of the states in all matters not
AMERICAN BANKERS SENSITIVE RE
GARDING USE OF THE TERM "TRUST
Atlantic City, X. J., Sept. 2.1 Bank
ers from all sections of the country
are attending the 'convention of the
American Bankers' association. Sec
tional meetings were held yesterday,
when three branches devoted to trust
comnanies sa vines hanks anil rlaar.
The executime committee includes
J. If. Haas, Davenport, Iowa; II.
Oren, Eeloit, Wis.
Nebraska Democrats and
Republicans for Bryan
SHOWN IN PRIMARIES
Commoner Congratulates Party
on Emerging From VaJey of
Shadow cf Death.
Lincoln, Neb.. Sept. 2.1. Under the
new state wide direct piimary law yes
terday was the day designated for all
political patties represented op the pri
mary ballot to hold their state platform
conventions. Of live parties, the repub
licans, democrats and populists gather
ed in considerable nuhihers. Prohibi
tionists Held no convention and the so
cialists were without representation
save for one delegate who certified to
the platform and organization with tne
si cretary of state.
The republican convention, which
was most largely attended, was pri
marily a business meeting with little
oral or v.
'lull is I'.iiiliirM'il.
In the report of the republican com
mittee on resolutions Taft was endors
ed as follows:
ue recognize in uiiiiam 11. latt ot , M,.s Harris imploring him to do some
Ohio a man whose- personal character i ,i,1n!, ,n ril,i the relations existing b-
and whose long public service mark.;
him as preeminently a man under
whose leadership these policies may
be pel petuated and the republican par
ty may again merit and receive the
approval of the national electorate."
ISrvjin I:iIvm S.'i li.
The feature of the democratic con
vention was a speech by W. j. Mryan.
He congratulate d the paity, state and
nation on having emerged fioni the
"valley of the shadow of de;uh," which
he snid the republicans, hopelessly di
vided, we re just entering.
Rryan as!:i9t,ft"vflr,4fTTrt?r'the plat
form and its declarations are assumed
to reflect his view of what the national
party d- ciarations sho-.lid be in HmS.
Ilrjnn in i:inlor.Mi-il.
The democratic platform opens with
a commendation of Rryan, saying: "Wo.
tile democratic party of Nebraska, ex
press our continued coiilidence in and i
admiration for William .1. Bryan and
reassert our fidelity to the principles
which he has so ably advocated and
which at this time are so generally ac-
delegated to tho federal government.
When the states came together i".
convention to form a 'more' perfect
union." each was as independent an 1
sovereign as Italy or Cermanv is tn
da. "The proposition has been repeated
ly advanced of late that the -deral
sovernment should take charge (f all
corporations. especially railroads.
When the constitution was be-ing
framed the proposition was made in
the convention that the national gov
ernment issue charters of corpora
tions; but little attention was paid ti
Krnuulit -nlih Dmiecr 1a IVnplo.
"Government ownership or the is
suance bv the federal government of
charters to all railroad corporation.?
would be fraught, with the graved
dangers to the liberties of the people.
Let there be placed in the hands of a
president of the I'nited States th
power to control every corporation i.i
the land and there would be lodii,j
in his hands a power that would
sooner or later destroy democracy.'
At the afternoon session of the
trust companies section, a resolution
was adopted pledging the members t
endeavor to secure legislation which
will prohibit indiscriminate use of tho
word trust as applied to banking in
stitutions. At the afternoon sessio
of the pavings section the subjec
which attracted most attention was
that on "Postal Savings Banks."
As a result of debate on a resolution
as adopted for the appointment of a
committee to investigate the question
of postal savings banks in limited ter
ritory, the desirability of a govern
ment savings bank commission and
recommend to the executive commit
tee such action as is deemed proper
V. to promote the usefulness and safety
J of postal savings institutions.
fails TO acquit
Unwritten Law Does Not Save
Amasa C. Campbell From
a Prison Term
FOR SHOOTING DR. HARRIS
Latter's Intimacy With Defendants
Wife Led to Crime of Antigo,
Wis., Lumber Merchant.
Chicago. Sept. 2.1. Amasa C. Camp
bell, the wealthy lumber merchant .(
Antigo. Wis., who killed Dr. Renjambi
F. Harris in the Slock Exchange build
ing here hist winter, was found guilty
of manslaughter by a jury in Judg.
Wind's court here last night.
The jury recommended the punish
ment ,v lixed at one year in the pen
itentiary, the minimum penalty allow
ed by law.
The finding was reached after eight
hours of discussion in the jury room.
At .1 o'clock the jury reported disa
greement, but were sent back to th
room. An hour later Hie verdict w:-is
announced. Campbell declined to dis
cuss the verdict and left the cou.T
room with the guard without speaking.
Slory f tlie Triijtt'd.v.
The shooting af Harris, who vaj
also a lesident and well known phy
sician of Antigo was the culmination
of trouble growing out of the phy
sician's attentions to Mrs. Campbell.
Mis. Harris, who was aware of her
husband's infidelity began suit for
divorce. It was while consulting at
torneys in Chicago in relation to that
suit that Harris was shot to death
and by Campbedl wdio appeared upon
the scene and opened fire without
At the trial it was shown Campbe 1
had received numerous letters from
it ween Harris and Mrs. Campbell. Th 1
defense sought to show Mrs. Harris'
goading and worry over the affair had
affected Campbell's mind. An appe il
for vindication 011 the grounds of "un
written law" was also made in th"1
closing arguments of the defense.
KEPT FROM CANADA
Citizens of British Columbia Sending
a Monster Petition to Premier,
Sir Wilfred Laurier.
Ottawa, Sept. 2.1. A monster peti
tion signed by hundreds of Hritisi
Columbians is on its way to the pr -niier.
Sir Wilfred Laurier. It prays
that regardless of foreign countri-s
and sentimental and political eonsid-
ratious the- government immediatelv
s such laws as may be needed 1.1
insure the absolute barring of orientals
from the Dominion of Canada and also
stating that the Japanese had made
no claim on the Dominion goveinmet t
r eiamagos on account of the Van
ceptc-d by a large majority of the peo
ple of the I'nited States."
The platform approves various rail-
oad laws passed by the legislature
and demands a law forbidding corpora
tions contributing to campaign funds:
opposes the centralization idea, ami de
clares for the election of senators by
direct vote; urges the immediate re
ision of the tariff and favors an in
come tax: demands the enactment of
additional legislation as may be neces
sary to make it impossible for private
monopoly to exist in the I'nited States.
Declarations are made for state and
national boards of trade and an S-hour
ay. against government by injunction
and for the protection of foreigners.
Plt-aNrtt Tnft'M l 11 11 11 err.
Columbus. Ohio. Sept. 2.1. I. Vori.5.
manager for William H. Taft. gave
out the following statement at the Talt
headquarters today: "The endorse
ment of Secretary Taft by the Ne
braska republican state convention is
extremely gratifying. It is responsivi
to the overwhelming sentiment pre
vailing not only in that state but ev
erywhere. While Kansas has indorsed
Taft. Nebraska is the first state
indorse him through a state conven
tion and the Nebraska convention is
the first of any state outsids of tin
"favorite son" states to take action o
the presidential question."
BOTH WERE BADLY DAMAGED
Mongolian and Huronia Collide in Can
Halifax. X. S., Sept. 25. The Allen
line steamer Mongolian which was in
collision with the steamer Huronia Sun
day In the vicinity of the straits of
Delle island was seriously injured and
was compelled to return to Quebec.
The Huronia is also returning to Que
MOTHER MURDERS CHILDREN
Buffalo Woman Strangles Young and
Tells Husband of Deed.
Buffalo. X. Y.. Sept. 25. Mrs. Ber
tha Mund. aged 37 years, yesterdav
Rtmnfled hpr three children. Christi-
jpher, aged 8 years; Helen, aged
AMERICA IS REACHING!' OUT
FOR MASTERY OF PACIFIC
uid Freda, aged S months, to death a'
their home in Clinton street. Imme
diately after committing the deed sue
-vent to the Pennsylvania railroad
yards, where her husband. Frederick
Mund, is employed as a membe r of ::
wrecking crew and informed him of
her action. Mrs. Mund was placed
under arrest. The children were sleep
ing when their mother destroyed them.
Superintendent Regan said she mad
a statement to him, in which she said.
"I killed the children because I di 1
not want them to grow up and be
crazy like me."
She had been ill with nervous tro '.
ble for about six months.
FROM OVER WORLD
Members of Brotherhood of St.
Andrew Assemble at Wash
ington for Annual Meet.
DISTINGUISHED MEN PRESENT
Preliminary Meetings of Subordinate
Bodies Consume the Opening
Day Many to Speak.
Washington. Sept. 2.1. Marked by an
assemblage- of distinguished persons
from abroad, including Rev. T. F. Win-nlngton-Ingiain,
lord bishop of London,
and Archbishop Nuttall of the West In
dies, the international convention of
the Rrotherhood of St. Andrew opened
today with preliminary meetings
- subordinate bodies. The general
convention opens tonight at Trinity
church. The organization's member
ship is made up of laymen of the Prot
estant Kpiscopal church in all parts of
tin- world, and the convention will con
tinue through the rest of the week.
rue proceedings began this morning
with meetings r,f fnited States council. 1
Canadian council and the international
committee, followed by a preparatory
and devotional conference of conven
tion speakers led by .lames F. Hough".
te ling et Chicago, founder of the nn'itlt - -
erhcod. and Rev. Floyd TomliiiMwm, !
recior ot Holy 1 unity church of Phila
delphia. Tin- ope ning meeting will be
a "Quiet Hour" a Tiinity church to
night. Tlie sessions close next Sun
day night with a "farewell meeting"
at Continental hall pie-sided over by
-- , . ,i..niiniu:.
Many HixiKipH in r.ini. i:i(r.
ine lord lushop of London, Presid-'
ing Bishop Turtle of the American
chinch, tlie archbishop of the We :
Indie's, and Pishons Urent of tlie Plitt-
nppines, Woodceick i f Kentucky, Di
inoulit) of Niagara. (Jailor of Tennessee-.
Jacob- of St. Albans, Codman of
Maine ami Satterlee of Washingtoi
and Justice Brewer of the suprem-!
court of the I'nited Suites are expect
ed to participate in the service.
STRIKE OF THE DOCK
LABORERS IS BROKEN
Antwerp Trouble Has Driven Shin
Owners Into Coalit;on That
Cannot Be Broken.
Antwerp. Sept. 2.1. The strike of
the dock laborers of this citv, whici
began last June, came to an end y
terday afternoon with a victory for the
Federation of Ship Owners. At a
meeting of the strike leaders it was
decided that the men should return -
work unconditionally at the terms of
the employers. The men have been
astonished and overawed at the solia
arity of the federation, and there wi 1
not be another dock laborers' strike
in Antwerp for many years to com?.
The power of the strike organizers
has been completely broken.
I his strike has brought about a
coalition among the ship owners of the
world for mutual protection, which ia
the future will make a shipping strik?
an extremely hazardous undertaking.
MINE SINKS; CATCHES MAN
Peculiar Depression in Earth in North
Reported at Duluth.
Duluth. Minn., Sept. 25. Word re
ceived here from Chisholm, on th?
range, says that Paul Meliege has been
rescued from a mine chamber 2i5 feet
below the surface of the earth an.l
upon which there had been a sudde.i
sinking depression of 115 feet. Whp l
dragged out Meliege fainted from ex
haustion. He was hurried to the hos
pital where it is said he will recover.
BEAVERS IS RELEASED
Man Convicted of Postal Frauds Com
pletes His Prison Sentence.
Pittsburg, Pa., Sept. 25. George V.
Beavers, formerly of the postal depart
ment, who was sentenced to imprison
ment in connection with the postal
frauds several years ago, was released
from the penitentiary at Moundsville,
2. W. Va., last night.
View Russia Takes of tho
Trend of Recent
ABLE TO KEEP HOLD
Visit of Secretary Taft Held
Significant Will Greet Him
as a Monarch.
St. Petersburg, Sept. 2.1. Secretary
Taft's tour of the world is being fol
lowed with unusual interest here. The
government is taking measures to sur
round the journey through Siberia and
European Asia wi:h the attention usu
ally reserved for rulers of states, and
the press is busily speculating on the
likelihood and advantage of a Russia
American convention, the object of Mr.
Tafts visjt te Russia being, it is alleg
ed, to negotiate an agreement between
the I'nited States and Russia.
Itt-liete Oriental liar Surr.
The conviction prevails here that war
between Japan and the I'nited States
is inevitable in the distant future. The
Xovoe- Vreniya today published an ar
ticle entitled "The New World Power,"
picturing the marvelous growth of
America, warning Russian diplomats
not to be caught unawares by coming
e vents, and adding:
Will Oprn fir Km.
"The day when the I'nited States
fleet passes out of the Straits of Magel
lan and .-weeps proudly into the waters
of the Pacific, will open a new era for
lite eastern world. Official courtesies
a temporary lull in war talk do
not conceal the fact that America is
reaching out for mastery of the Pacific
and is already strong enough to at
t - -
WU TING FANG PICKED
FOR UNITED STATES POST
Chinese Government Names Minister
to America Appoinment
Is a Surprise.
1 l'..!-;,, C .-1- . . . . . .
. .Mii;-, oepe. .). .ah imperial edict
j has liee-n issued appointing W11 Ting-
r ng Chinese minister to Washington,
( Wu has occupied the post before. He3
was recalled from Washington in 19)
and w:i siirree.iod i,- est- r' v,. ......
- u , uii v.iiriiinii.
Liang Chens who returned in Phim
this year. Liang Tung Yen was under
stood to be the Chinese government's
choice for Washington, but he was re
cently appointed to the board of for
eign affairs at Peking. Then Wu waa
CASHIER GONE WITH $60,000
Authorities at Baton Rouge Seek Bank
Official Friends Make Good
Baton Rouge. La.. Sept 25. Oscar
Kondert. formerly cashier of the Firt
National bank here, is missing an 1
I'nited States officers are searching
for him with a warrant charging him
with a defalcation of $00,000. It is al
legel that the shortage was discoverer!
over a month ago. but that Konde:.
and his friends made good the greater
part of the loss. The bank officials, it
is said, declared themselves satisfied,
but the federal officers decided to
prosecute the case.
JURY TO TRY BORAH SELECTED
Alleged Offense Regarded as Only u
Misdemeanor by Government.
Boise, Idaho, Sept. 25. The Jury
which is to try Senator William E.
Borah on the charge of being impli
cated in extensive land frauds in this
state was completed yesterday.
The government counsel announce?
that they contended Senator Borah's
alleged offense is only a misdemeanor.
federal Judge Whitson, who came
from Spokane. Wash., to preside at
the trial, allowed wide latitude in the
examination of prospective juror?.
The government accepted only those
men who declared that the senator's
exalted position would not deter them
in dealing equal and exact justice a
between him and the state.
Another Pacific Coast Quake.
Albany. X. Y., Sept. 25. Slight
earthquake shocks were recorded by
the seismograph in the state museum
Monday afternoon. The beginning cf
the vibration was at 4:46 p. m. an-J
the disturbance continued until 5:37
p. m. . It was preceded by a faint
movement, which continued for nearly
as long a period. It is stated that the
earthquake probably originated some
wjiere on the Pacific coast, where
there have been several shocks ra
ported, though none of a serious chaT-