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FIFTY-SIXTH YEAH. NO. 304.
THE ARGUS, MONDAY. OCTOBER 7, 1907.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
SAY PRESIDENT UAiJDE
PILOT NICHOLAS A LE
Pittsburg Delegation to
HOLD DANGER SMALL
Declare There Was No Occasion
for Suspending License
Pittsburg, Pa., Oct. 7. Members of
the Pittsburg delegation to the water
ways convention at Memphis lo not
acrtc witli Roosevelt that there was
danger if a collision between the Mis
sissippi, tlie presidential steamer, and
the Haiweg on which the Pittsburg del
egation was riding. They believe an
injustice, was done Pilot Nicholas,
whose license was suspended by the
XfVfr CloHtr Thnn 1(W I'rcl.
John Moran, who was on the Missis
sippi, says ho was close to the presi
dent when tlie Hartweg came near, but
at no time were the steamers closer
than Inn feet, and never in any danger
of a collision.
I'lrrt Well llaptllfil.
Captain Rogers says he was on the
llartweg and has never seen a fleet
better handled, and there was not tlw
least danger at any time.
WILL PAY PRICE
British Government Agrees to
Terms of Ransom for Caid
FROM MOROCCAN BANDIT
Raisuli Will Get $150,000 and Assur
ances of Protection for Giving
Up the Englishman.
Tangier, Oct. 7. The release of Cail
Harry MacLean, who for some time
has bet n held captive by the bandit,
Raisuli, at last seems to be within
It was authoritatively stated yester
day that the P.ritish government had
accepted Raisuli's reduced terms for
MacLean's release, the principal items
biing $Lr.O,onO ransom and Hritish pro
tection for Raisuli and his family.
Givat Britain's advance, of the ransom
will be guaranteed by Sultan Abd-El-Aziz.
Sir Harry MacLean's brother is now
at Rabat bringing the negotiations
with the sultan to a close.
C nplurr n Dnrlnic l-'cfflt.
The capture of General MacLean,
commander of the sultan's bodyguard
and next to him the most powerful
man in Morocco, was the most spectac
ular and amazing of all the feats per
formed by Raisuli.
The capture was made while the
commander was bearing peace offer
ing:; to the outlaw, in sight of his
stronghold, and was a bold move to
force the sultan into granting many
heavy demands made by the bandit,
among them being that his house at
Zinat be rebuilt, that he receive an in
demnity of $2(10,000, and that he be
granted pardon from the charges held
against him by the sultan, reappointed
governor of Tangier and Fahs, and
made commander of police.
f'nhl Once in Ilrltlxli Army.
Up to the time of his capture by the
brigand Caid MacLean was considered
invincible by the persons of the Mor
occan court. Trained in the British
OXFORD, NEB., FIRE
Blaze Driven by High Wind Prac-!
tlcally Destroys Western
Lincoln, Neb.. Oct. 7. A special to
the Star from Oxford, Neb., says that
town is burning. The fire departments
from Iloldredge and McCook have been
asked to assist in putting out the con
flagration. The fire devastated nine blocks in
the business portion and later invaded
the residence sections. The loss at
noon exceeded $200,000, and the fire
was still burning. A heavy wind and
lack of sufficient fire fighting appar-
atus was the cause of the great de
struction which lias practically wiped
out ths little town.
ANSWER TO LETTER
FRO MR BUSSE
Chicago, Oct. 7. Mayor Busse has
received from President Roosevelt a
reply to the letter he sent the presi
dent by motor boat through the drain
age, Illinois and Michigan canals ani
the Illinois and Mississippi rivers. The
"Have received your letter conveyed
to me by motor boat from Chicago to
St. Louis. I heartily agree with all
you say but until the committee ap
pointed specially to consider the pro
ject has reported I cannot speak a.
to details. Hut I believe in an all
water transportation route from tht
Great Lakes to the Gulf, a route whici
practically gives us a seacoast right
into the heart of the country. I be
lieve this is a national work and the
national government should recognize
army, he Ictt it to cast his lot with the
late Sultan Moulai Hassen. Going there
a young man, he offered his services
as drill master to the imperial troops.
Gradually he worked himself into the
confidence of the ruler and was given
the task of putting the entire army on
a fighting basis. He substituted mod
ern firearms for the old seven foot long
flintlocks, introduced the use of uni
forms and cannon, and, although rob
bing the army of its picturesqueness,
made it into a good fighting machine.
Krpl JIIm I'osition.
Then the old ruler died, and it was
expected that MacLean would leave
the service, but he determined to stick
by the new boy sultan and kept his
hold on the Moroccan government.
DARROW MUCH IMPROVED
Noted Chicago Lawyer Is Expected to
Leave Hospital in a Few Days.
Boise. Idaho, Oct. 7. Judge Fre
mont Wood stated that he would not
consent to begin the Pettiboiie trial
Oct. 15 unless he was sure the de
ft udant would. r-W-nble to stand the
strain, not wishing to take chances on
having to stop the trial after it has
once begun. Clarence Harrow's con
dition is much improved and it is
thought he will speedily recover. He
will probably be out in a few days and
said that he would bo ready for the
trial on the date fixed. Senator Borah
called on Harrow at St. Alphonsus hos
pital for a conference relative to ad
mitting Pettibone to bail in the event
his illness continues. No definite con
elusion was reached. Present indica
tions are that the case will be con
tinued for the term and that in the
meantime the trial of Steve Adams at
Rathdrum will be held.
ARE STILL BEATING JEWS
Odessa Terrorists Continue Active De
Odessa, Oct. 7. Despite the precau
tions taken by Governor General No
vilski, the unionites yesterdav. after
the funeral of M. Daltiusky, assistant
chief of the secret police, who was
killed in an attempt to break up an
anarchist meeting several days ago,
renewed their anti-Semitic outrages.
Several Jewish tearooms were ran
sacked and numerous Jews were beat
en, it being necessary to send IS to
The police dispersed the mob, but
made no arrests. Extreme nervous
ness is felt by the Jews and the streets
have been practically deserted by
WHITL0CK DECLINES HONOR
Refuses to Accept Nomination Unless
League Is Endorsed.
Toledo, Ohio, Oct. 7. Mayor Whit-
lock has declined the democratic nom
ination for mayor tendered him by Fri
day's city convention on the ground
that the convention failed to endorse
the principles of the independent
party. All other independent candi
dates for city offices endorsed by the
democrats declined to permit their
names go upon the democratic ticket.
ROUND UP BLACK HAND GANG
Pennsylvania Constabulary Capture 33
Pittsburg. Pa., Oct. 7 Thirty-three
Italians were arrested at Brownsville,
Pa., near here, yesterday by members
of the Pennsylvania state constabulary
in an endeavor to break up an illegal
blackmailing society. The arrest fol
lowed the receipt of threatening let
ters by a number of merchants.
Laborer Takes a Tumble.
Ira Inghram, a laborer employed in
the concrete mixing gang at work on
( the new bridge at Twenty-fourth
street, Saturday afternoon fell from
the platform upon which he was work-
ling. He sustained minor bruises, an 1
I after being attended by a physician
' was able to proceed to his home.
TWO TICKETS UP
Massachusetts Democrats Car
ry Struggle Over Governor
ship to the Limit.
WILL TEST ELECTION LAW
Different With ths Republican Dele
gates, Who Simply Do What the
Bosses Have Planned for Them.
Springfield, Mass., Oct. 7 Two sep
arate tickets were nominated by the
democrats of Massachusetts in two
separate conventions at the Court
Snunre theater here Saturday in the
midst of scenes of disturbance never
oerore equaled in a convention in the
state. One of the tickets was headed
by General Charles W. Bartlctt of
Newton and the other, by Henry M.
Whitney of Boston. The state ballot
law committee will be invoked by the
Whitney followers to settle the ques
tion as to which ticket shall be rec
ognized as regular.
The Whitney faction nomiuate-l
Henry W. Whitney for governor and
George A. Schoflcld for lieutenant
governor. The other faction named
Charles W. Bartlctt for first place ani
John A. Thayer as his running mate.
Mr. Thayer announced later in the
afternoon that he declined to be a
candidate for lieutenant governor on
the Bartlett ticket.
Ilosnt-N 1 1 ml Done All Work.
Boston, Oct. 7. When the delegates
gathered Saturday for the republican
Ktate convention they found the state
ticket already selected with matters
such as the preparation of the plat
form and the appointment of a chair
man already mapped out and awaiting
only their ratification.
It had been arranged that Senator
Lodge should succeed Colonel George
P. Doty, chairman of the state com
mittee, as chairman of the convention.
The platform was already drawn
up by Congressman Greene and was
expected te be adopted without dis
sent. When Senator Lodge had concluded
the platform, as reported, was adopted
All the present state officers, headed
by Governor Guild, were renominated
JOHN MITCHELL AGAIN ILL
Condition of President of Mineworkers'
Union Giving Friends Worry.
Indianapolis, Ind.. Oct. 7. The con
dition of John Mitchell, president of
thevMineworkers of America, is giving
his friends here a good deal of con
cern, and some or those who are asso
ciated with him express their belief
that he will never again be a well
man. He has never fully recovered
from the operation that he underwent
in the spring, and there has been
strong symptoms lately of appendicitis.
Mr. Mitchell's physician refuses to dis
cuss his case.
Mr. Mitchell is now confined to bed
at the home of the editor of the Mine
Workers' Journal and for two days no
one has been admitted to his presence.
Mitchell appeared at the office during
the day and said he felt much better.
His physician today discounted the re
port of his patient's serious illness.'
GEN. BOOTH SPEAKS AT GHIGA60;
MAY BE LAST PUBLIC APPEARANCE
Chicago, Oct. 7. Chicago had three
opportunities to hear General William
Booth yesterday. The octogenarian
founder and leader of the Salvation
Army spoke in the morning and the af
ternoon at the Colonial theater and in
the evening at the Auditorium.
The evening meeting was made mem
orable by the announcement by Gen
eral Booth that it was the last he would
address fn many years. In view of his
advanced age, his followers declared it
probably was the last occasion their
beloved leader would ever appear in
. All three meetings were crowded. It
is estimated that nearly 10,000 persons
were in the audiences. The streets at
the entrances of the theaters were
thronged for several hours before the
doors were opened. Thousands were
Voice Failed Him.
Though General Booth is hale and
vigorous, the strain of the day's work
plainly told upon him. At the Auditori
um his voice was so feeble it did not
carry to the lower balconies. This evl
MINISTERS STARVED OUT LEAVE
Des Moines, Iowa, Oct. 7. Thirty
seven Iowa ministers of the Methodist
denomination have vacated their pul
pits for business vocations, according
to a Chicago special to the Daily
News. Conferences of that church
have developed the general expression
' that ministers' salaries are too low
I and for that reason many are abandon-
More Than Thirty Vic
tims of Accident at
FOUR DIE ON THE SPOT
Score Terribly Mutilated and
it is Believed Majority
Butler, Pa., Oct. 7. Four men were
killed, 20 fatally injured, and 10 seri
ously injured last nignt by ttie ex
plosion of cupola No. 1 in the cast
plant of the Standard Steel Car com
The large wheel plant was demolish
ed, causing a loss of $100,000.
Arc llorriltly Muti Intnl.
The condition of the 30 injured is
pitiable. The features of the majority
are mutilated beyond recognition. The
hot metal poured over them, causing
horrible injuries. Arms, fingers and
ears were torn off, while the eyes of
several were burned oqt. Physicians
said at least 10 will die.
MRS. JACK HATHAWAY
Oquawka Woman Prostrated and
Home of Mother Husband Has
Not Returned to Dwelling.
Oquawka, 111., Oct. 7. The blasted
home of Jack Hathaway, where the
shocking accident resulting in the
death of Leslie Hathaway, occurre.1
last Wednesday, stands today desert
ed. Mrs. Hathaway is completely pros
trated and has been taken to the home
of her mother in Gladstone. She clings
with baffling persistence to the story
of the outrage which she first related
and reiterates her denial of the
charges that she entered the house of
George Hall and took various articles
from it. The father of the unfortunate
lad has not returned to his former
A thorough inspection of the prem
ises has been made by the authorities
which resulted in the discovery of an
other piece of evidence which indicates
more strongly than ever that the belif
is not unfounded that Mrs. Hathaway
was robbing tlie house of the Halls
when the little boy met his fate. A
tablecloth which was identified as one
missing from tlie Hall home, was
found with Mrs. Hathaway's posses
sions, together with several other odd.3
and ends of comparatively little value,
which a'.sojielong to the Hall family.
But as far as revealing any clue a
to how the little boy met denth, the
search was unsuccessful.
dence of failing strength brought up in
stantly the question of his successor in
the event of his collapse.
That General Booth realizes his days
are numbered was suggested hy his
own announcement at the afternoon
meeting that his successor had been
chosen. He did not make public the
identity of the person on whom his
mantle was to fall. The popular Idea
in this country that his daughter, Com
mander Evengeline Booth, is to succeed
him was proved erroneous when local
leaders of the Salvation Army asserted
authoritatively that Bramwell Booth
the general's eldest son, now his chief
of staff in London, will succeed to the
world leadership of the organization.
People of I'roinluenoe Present.
Many men and women of social pres
tige and business and professional dis
tinction were present at the meetings
Judge Richard S. Tuthill, Judge Henry
Freeman, President Harry Pratt Judson
of the University of Chicago, Bishop
Samuel Fallows, Luther Laflin Mills,
and W. F. Kennedy were on the stage
in the afternoon.
FOR OTHER WORK
ing the pulpit for other work. No
conference this year has taken a more
marked stand than the Des Moines
conference recently held at Council
Bluffs, when it was reported ministers
must have more money. Ten years
ago there ere more preachers than
pulpits, but just the reverse is true
HELD A NECESSITY
Deepening of Waterways From
Lakes to Gulf Urgently De
manded by Convention.
MEMPHIS MEETING IS ENDED
Fourteen-Foot Depth Required to Meet
Demands of Commerce'' of the
Memphis, Tenn., Oct. 7. After se
lecting Chicago for the meeting place
next year and calling upon congress to
authorize work for a 14-foot channel
from the Gulf of Mexico to the Great
Lakes, the second annual convention
of the Lakes-to-the-Gulf Waterways as
sociation adjourned sine die Saturday
Strong; IteNoluHoii Adopted
The report of the resolutions com
mittee was received and adopted with
out a dissenting vote and the conven
tion adjourned. At night a banquet
and smoker was tendered the dele-
. , . . . ITM 1 . . it I
i ne iesoiuiions are as ioiiows:
Resolved, that it is the sense of this
convention that the deepening of the
waterways from the lakes to the gulf
is a public necessity and that it is aa
imperative duty to take definite and
immediate action to deep said water
ways to a depth of 14 feet from the
lakes to the Gulf of Mexico through
the route already selected by the
army engineers with all possible speed
Resolved, That we respectfully ask
that said work bo constructed accord
ing to the continuing contract system
Other Ilodlen Get Credit.
Resolved. That the Lakes to the
Gulf Deep Waterways association here
by extends thanks to our co-laborers
in the great work of inland waterways
improvements; the Missouri Valley
Improvement association, the Inter
state Mississippi River Improvement
association, the Ohio Valley Improve
ment association and other kindred
associations m this great valley for
their valuable assistance in the past
and assure them of our sympathetic
interest in the object of their efforts
m the important work in which they
are respectively engaged and of our
most cordial and energetic cooperation
. Resolved, That we hereby tender
the unanimous and profound thanks of
this association to the president for his
masterly and forceful address, and for
the great honor be has conferred upon
us by his presence here as our most
To t all roiiereM' Attention.
Resolved, That the Hon. William
K. Kavanaugh, president of the Lakes-
to-the-Gulf Deep Waterways assoeia
ion be, and is hereby requested and
empowered to appoint a committee
composed of 50 members to present
these resolutions to the next congress
of the United States and also to use
all honorable and proper means ns the
representatives of and in connection
with this association to induce con
gress to act favorably thereon at tha
next session, and that the said presi
dent of this association be chairman
of said committee.
BOY COURTS AUTO ACCIDENT
Carl Eklund of Moline Struck by S. S.
Carl Eklund, a boy whose home is at
1410 lilcventh street, Moline, was
struck by S. S. Davis' electric auto
Saturday evening while riding hi
bicycle at Fifth avenue and Thirteenth
street in that city and painfully in
ured. He was bruised about the hips
Mr. Davis' chauffeur stopped the ma
chine almost instantly and avoided
more serious consequences. The acci
dent was unavoidable, as the boy
tried to squeeze between the auto ani
a pile of brick where the street was
blocked with building material. His
bicycle was made into scrap iron.
MEETSTHE CHICAGO BURGLAR
S. R. Spencer of This City Loses $70
and Gold Watch.
S. R. Spencer of this city, who is a
student at Northwestern university, is
one of the victims of a bold burglar
who has been terrorizing Evanston of
late with, a series of crimes in which
astonishing nerve is shown. Mr. Spen
cer was robbed early yesterday morn
ing at his room In the Sigma Chi
house of $70 and a gold watch, the
thief taking his property while he
slept. There were several other vie
Martin Succeeds Barr.
Norfolk, Va., Oct 7. Alvata P. Mar
tin, first vice president and governor
of transportation of the Jamestown ex
position, has been elected director gen
eral of the exposition to succeed
James M. Barr, whose resignation was
finally accepted by the directorate.
The action was taken at a meeting of
the board of directors which lasted al
most four hours.
Bryan Goes East.
Lincoln, Neb., Oct. 7. William
! Bryan left Saturday evening for
I speaking tour of the south and east,
which will occupy most of the month.'
GAMBLING SYNDICATE IS
SUPREME INTJINDY CITY
TO AID PRESIDENT
Stamboul, La., Oct. 7. Holt Collier.
champion Mississippi negro bear hunt
er, reported at the president's camp
early today, ready for business in the
canebrakes. He came down froin
Greenville and brought a fine kennel
of dogs, all of them yelping lustily.
The first report of a killing since the
presidential party went into camp was
made today. Ben Lilly, Collier's white
rival, succeeded in killing a fine buck
late Saturday afternoon as soon as h
made his appearance, and consequent
ly the president dined yesterday on s
fine piece of venison.
MEAT PACKERS SAY
THE LAW IS UNFAIR
Declare They Are Imposed Upon by
Statute Saddling Cost of Inspec
tion Upon Them.
Chicago, Oct. 7. The convention o!
the American Meat Packers' associa
tion met today with a large attend
ance. The morning session was de
voted to reports of the national officers
and the afternoon was taken up with
reading of papers on matters of inter
est to the meat packing industry.
President Ryan of the association ad
dressing the delegates declared tho
meat inspection law placing the cost
of inspection on the packers was un
just and unfair, and criticised Senate-
Bevendge because of his efforts tj
have this feature embodied.
HALIFAX MAKES MOVE
TO CHECK PROFANITY
Ordinance as to Impure
I Having Its Ef
In Halifax, N. S., they have an or
dinance relating to the use of pro
fane language which is as follows:
"N'o person shall on any street, or in
any doorway, window or other opening
leading into any street, openly use
any profane, obscene, lewd or las
civious language or behavior, and any
person so using such language or be
havior may be forthwith taken into
custody by any police officer and
taken to the police station, and there
detained for not more than one hour
for the purpose of identification.
"Every person who fails to comply
with or contravenes any of the fore
going provisions of .this ordinance
with respect to the prevention of dis
order and impropriety, shall for every
such offense, be liable to a penalty
not exceeding $10, and in default of
payment to imprisonment for a perio.l
not exceeding 10 days.
"Any person profanely cursing or
swearing in the hearing of the mayor,
stipendiary magistrate or aldermen, or
any peace officer, who shall be con
victed thereof, shall forfeit not less
than $1 nor more than $S, for the first
offense, and for the second double,
and for a third offense trible that sum;
and, in default of payment shall b'
committed to jail for a term not less
than two nor more than f0 days."
"These laws," says George Wright
of 'that city writing to the Acadian
Recorder, "though very plain, so that
he who runs may read, are not en
forced and the consequence is the in
creased number of persons using pro
fane and obscene language, can easily
be accounted for. The blame is at our
own door. We are not vigilant ana
sleep over our rights and fear to do
"What seems to be the worst of ill
profanity at the present time is the
loose way the Almighty's name is used.
The most common expression
amongst men and boys around the
streets are God, Jesus and Jesus
Christ. Many do not seem to be able
to open their mouths without bringing
in these sacred words.
"There are many people who will
be glad to "hear that the authorities in
Dartmouth have set a good example
of late in bringing some of these pro
fane people, that our streets are in
fested with, to justice. The fine re
cently Imposed by the authorities of
that town, $1, was enough to remind
others that the laws that exist in our
countrv cannot be broken with impun
Ity. It needs only the enforcement of
our laws to' rid the country of the epi
demic of profane and filthy language.
Itmore the laws and crime stalks
through our streets with brazen face,
Is Fined $1 and Costs.
William Horst, who had an encoun
ter with Chief Eekhart on Market
square, was given a hearing this morn
ing before Justice G. Albert Johnson
and fined $1 and costs. City Attorney
Witter prosecuted and G. W. McCask
rin appeared for the defendant
Chicago Grand Jury Makes
Report Full of Sensa
Inquisitorial Body Censures
Telephone Company and Oth
ers for Aid Given.
Chicago, Oct. 7. A grand jury in
quiry into the operations of an alleged
combination of gamblers which is said
to have built up an extensive system
of handbooks, card games, roulette and
faro playing in this city resulted in a
report Saturday afternoon involving
bribery) corruption and incompetency
on the part of certain police and city
The grand jury recommended that
the portion of the jiolice force thii
has been in charge of the prosecutio.i
of gamblers be reorganized and thit
those, responsible for the laxity ani
corruption foifnd to exist be trans
ferred or dismissed from the service.
The report stated that no indictments
had been returned against the com
paratively few gamblers about whosj
operations conclusive proof was found
because the jurors believe that such
indictments would iesult in punish
ment for the small offender while th3
real culprits would escape.
I'nlil 92.000 a Wffk.
It was set forth that $2,imi0 a week
was paid for protection for the City of
Traverse while operating as a pool
ship in Iake Michigan, but the jurors
were unable to trace this sum step by
step until it reached the hands of the
man responsible for the protection af
forded. The Chicago Telephone com
pany was scored for its action in fur
nishing secret telephones to the al-
leged gambling syndicate.
Keep Jury in Dark.
Other officials were charged with
having wilfully withheld information
from the members of'the jury, and it
was pointed out that without the con
nivance of the telephone company th-3
gamblers would be unable to carry on
FORGED TO YIELD
Manner in Which Standard Oil
Does Business With Rail
roads is Revealed.
DEMANDS THEIR PATRONAGE
Exacts Higher Price for. Lubricating
Oil Than Other Company is
Willing to Sell For. 'j
New York, Oct. 7. The difficulties of
the New York Lubricating Oil company
n its fight with the Standard Oil for
the business of lubricating the rail
roads of the country received an airing
today when Philip Harrison, president
of the former company, was on the
stand in the government's suit against
the Standard. He said his company
contracted with the Louisville & Nash
ville road to supply its lubricating oil
in 1905, but when the contract expired
President Smith of that road refused to
renew it or give a reason.
Other Companies, Too.
Mr. Kellogg then placed in evidence
the statement of the Galena Signal Oil
company, a subsidiary of the Standard
company, saying the L. & N. made ;
contract with this company for oil at a
higher price than was paid the New
York concern. It was intimated the
road was forced to make a contract be
cause the Standard was shipping much
oil over that line. Mr. Harrison told of
similar experiences with the Central of
TRIAL DATE IS SET
Harry K. Thaw Will Start
Through Second Ordeal
New York, Oct. 7. Harry K. Thaw's
second trial will begin Dec. 12. An
agreement was reached between Dis
trict Attorney Jerome and Martin W.
Littleton and Justice Dowling . In the
supreme court today.. Mr. Littleton
said that Thaw's counsel wanted the
date fixed for Not. 1, but Jerome op-
; posed this.