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FIFTY-SIXTH YEAR. NO. 305.
THE ARGUS. TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 1907.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
EP WATERWAY .
EW PRIMARY LAW
Governor Dcneen Sends
Message to Legislature,
SAYS ACTION IS LEGAL
Cautions Solons Against Re
peating Mistakes Made
in the Past.
Springfield, 111., Oct. S. (Argus Spe
cial.) The legislature mot at noon to
day pursuant to the resolution adopted
May 1C to consider the deep water
way bills. Governor Deneen sent in
a message which was read at the close
of the opening formalities. fc
I1nUNMM TVO Sllljt'tM.
The most important matters discuss
ed by Governor Denecn were the. lakcs-to-gulf
waterway, and a new direct pri-
mary law which will provide that the
candidates for governor and lieutenant
governor who shall receive the highest
number of votes cast at the primaries
shall be the nominees. The present
law requires a successful candidate
to poll at least 40 per cent of the
total vote cast. If no candidate re
ceives 40 per cent of the total vote
the nomination is to be made in dele
I rsjoH National Application,
lie also urges a provision for the
election of delegates to the national
conventions by the primary system, all
candidates for delegate to designate
after their names their first and sec
ond choice for president. A furthir.'
recommendation is that provision bo
made in the new bill for nominating
candidates for United States senator
by the primary system.
MAPS ARE ORDERED
Set of Rock Island and South
Rock Island Surveys to be
Placed in Public Library.
DIRECTORS HOLD A MEETING
Transact Routine Business, Hear Re
port of Librarian, and Allow
Bills for September.
READY TO DEFEND
Appearance Entered at Wilmington,
Del., for 40 of 43 Firms Prose
cuted by Government.
Wilmington, Del., Oct. S. Forty of
4:; defendants in the government suit
to dissolve the Dupont powder trust
entered appearance in the United
States court here. In addition to com
panies throughout the country the de
fondants include Senator Henry A. Du
IKint of New Jersey. Federal Judge
Archibald of Seranton will hear the
SUES AMISH ELDER FOR
$50,000 ON NEW GR0UNIS
Rudolph Isch Charges Church with
Making It Impossible for Him
to Secure Work.
The library board met in regular ses
sion last evening and disposed of rou
tine matters. It was voted to procure
and place In the reading room one of
the new edition of maps of Rock Island
and South Rock Island being published
by the Iowa Publishing company. A
new typewriter desk was also ordered
The following is the librarian's report
of the circulation during the last
General works 240
Philosophy ; 12
Industrial arts 30
Fine arts 21
Juvenile literature SIS
Proposal for Compulsory
Arbitration Wins at
THOUGH IT IS FOUGHT
Peoria, 111., Oct. 8. Rudolph Isch, a
member of the Amisli community in
Woodford county, has brought suit in
i Peoria county circuit court against
Rudolph Witzeig, a wealthy farmer of
Metamora and an elder of the church.
mary law to take the place of the one for $.-,o.o)0. in the bill of particulars
found unconstitutional by the supreme fiie,i in 1ho suit it is rharsred that the
court recently. -
Regarding the waterway, he urged
that the state take the lead In outlin
ing a definite course to be followed
looking to n deep channel from the
Mississippi to Lake Michigan, relying
upon the revenue from water power
ai.d the reclamation of waste land to
eventually reimburse the common
wealth for the sums expended. He ar
gued for a depth of at least 11 feet.
Power to Do Oilier Tlilnxi.
While recognizing the present meet
ing of the legislature is simply in pur
suance of an adjournment of the for
mer special session, the governor con
tended that there was no reason why
other legislation could not be taken up,
eveu if it were necessary to repeal the
resolution under which the recess was
Wnalit Direct I'rinuiry l.nw,
The particular other business he de-
Fired considered was
law. He reviewed the history of the
primary movement in this state and
the Haws that were found in the two
previous acts, concluding with:
"I urge that in the framing of a new
law, the general assembly keep in view
the necessity of avoiding the imposi
tion of even the slightest limitation
upon the power of tin; people, freely
and directly to express their views,
and to have their views control in the
nomination of candidates. And to that
end I recommend for your considera
tion the enactment of a direct primary
law with an emergency clause. I fur
ther recommend to you that an ad
visory vote be provided for in relation
to the election of United States sena
tors." Other Mutter I' need.
The governor also asks for the con
sideration of the following matters at
this adjourned session:
An appropriation for the interna
tional improvement commission.
Passage of a bill giving the state
board of railroad 'and warehouse com
missioners authority over the issuing
of bonds and securities by railroads
aud for a uniform system of railroad
Acts abolishing the issuing of rail
road passes, obligating the state treas
urer to turn over all interest on state
moneys on deposit to the state treas
ury, and authorizing the appoinment
of a revenue commission.
Mlt-blgim Stilonn Convene.
Lansing. Mich., Oct. 8. The Michi
gan legislature convened in extra ses
sion at noon yesterday, having bee.i
summoned by Governor Warner for
Received from Tines $13.75
IIHIn Are Allowed.
The following bills for the month
C. McClurg & Co $ 00.41
Library Bureau 0.70
Peoples Power company 44.43
Kramer & Co G3.S0
Librarian of Congress 10.00
Remington Typewriter company. 5.00
Tri-City Transfer & Fuel com
Rock Island Hardware company. 3.00
T. W. Renoe . 1.00
Arthur Clark 9.00
J. T. Noltsker 1.00
Theodore Black 15.00
German Influence is Overcome
Charges Made Against
church has followed Isch from place
to place and has made it impossible
for him to secure work.
Sixteen years ago Isch broke one of
the rules of the church, which specify
that no member of the religious sect
shall be weighed. For this he was dis
ciplined. Isch also played cards, and
when this came to the ears of the elder
Isch was punished again.
Isch was excommunicated, expelled
from the church, and his wife and chil
dren were forbidden to eat at the same
table with him or to have anything to
do with him. Witzeig is said to be
GALESBURG 50 YEARS A CITY
After Whiteside Bucket Shops.
Sterling, 111., Oct. 8. Judge Emery
Graves instructed the grand jury yes
terday to investigate the bucket shops
of Whiteside county.
The Hague, Oct. S. The entire Anglo-American
project provid'msr for ob
ligatory arbitration was approved by
last evening's session of the commit
tee on arbitration by 31 votes to 9
The opponents of the measure were
Germany, Austria-Hungary, Switzer
land, Belgium, Roumania, Greece.
Turkey, Bulgaria and Montenegri.
Italy, Japan and Luxembourg refrain
ed from voting, and one delegate was
(iivex Court Store Power.
The articles providing that sen
tences of the arbitration court shad
have only an advisory effect when
they concern questions coming undv
the jurisdiction of the national courts
was suppressed, while the article es
tarnishing that the sentences of the
arbitration court shall become part of
the convention, so far as the signatory
powers are concerned, was adopted.
President Nelidoff has approved the
draft of the final act of the confer
ence, which was submitted to him
yesterday by the special committer
having the matter in charge, in which
President Roosevelt's name is tob
the first mentioned, as promoter of tlv?
conference. During the session of the
arbitration committee it became
known that Senor Machaim of Para
guay had voted in place of his father-in-law,
Senor Medina of Nicaragua.
ClinrjieH Ai;nint DelecnteN.
The absence of Senor Medina devel
oped the fact that most serious charges
have been brought against some of
the central American delegates. Let
ters have been received by all the
delegations here accusing Senor Me
dina and Senor Machado of Guate
mala of various offenses. Senor Ma
chado who has been away for some
ADMITS THE FACTS
But Denies Deductions Drawn,
Does American Tobacco Com
pany Answering Suit-
BROUGHT BY GOVERNMENT
Declares Subsidiary Companies Are
Mot Used Secretly to Break
ROCK ISLAND FORMALLY
GIVEN THREE-EYE PENNANT
THOUSANDS SEE TH
GAME OF M
Senator Hopkins, Clark E. Carr, and
Others Speak at Celebration.
Galesburg, 111., Oct. 8. The celebra
tion of the 50th anniversary of the in-
a new primary corporation of Galesburg as a city and
the 7otli anniversary of its ' founding
was continued last evening with elab
orate coronation exercises at the tab
ernacle. Clark E. Carr presided. The
oration of the evening was delivered
by United States Senator A. J. Hop
kins, who made extensive allusion to
the Lincoln -Douglas debates, one of
which occurred here, and to the nom
ination of Lincoln in the Chicago wig
wam. Mr. Carr and Mayor Shumway
also made addresses.
BATTING ORDER FOR THE
Rlnftlo. of. .TonoH. If.
Shnekard. If. SHiaelVr. 2b.
Cliiinnc. ll Crnwfonl, cf.
StflntVIdt, .3b. Colib. rf.
Kling, e. Jlnsstnan. lb.
Kvers. 2b.' fmiirhlin. 3b.
Sehulte, rf. Si'limidt.
Tinker, ss. O'ljoary. p.
Overall, p. Donovan, p.
Umpires O'D.ny and Sheridan.
SfOlli: OF TODAY'S CJAMK.
Chicago 0 001 00002
Detroit 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
J. M. GRUBER TO LEAVE THE Q
Will Return to Great Northern; Sev
eral Named to Succeed Him.
Burlington. Iowa, Oct. S. Important
changes in Burlington system officials
are promised soon. On the 10th of this
moni announcement will be made o
me resignation of General Manager J.
M. Gruber of the Burlington system.
He will return to the Great Northern
road. Several men are mentioned as
successors to Gruber, among them H.
D. Judson, superintendent of the Hit
nois lines; W. P. Throop, superintea
dent of the Iowa lines; E. A. Byrara.
superintendent of the Nebraska divi
sion; George T. Ross, general super
intendent at St. Louis, and George T
Slade, formerly general superintendent
of the Great Nort.horn and a son-in-
law of J. J. Hill.
BATTLESHIP GOES AGROUND
' fust chance to buy tickets. The throng
increased rapidly and long before the
game commenced not a vacant seat
: was left in the grand stand. The
j bleachers were filled and an enormous
crowd filled out the field.
The spectators were not only from
Chicago but numbers were from De
troit and all surrounding states. Two
men were present who came all the
wray from Cuba to witness the cham
Hold I.iiiIth Confident.
The leaders of both teams expressed
confidence before the beginning of the
game. Captain Chance said his team
was better drilled than Detroit and
better in several other ways.- He de
clared in his opinion Chicago would
take the series without' trouble.
Itrlit'H On 111m IrUhiiirn.
Manager Jennings of Detroit merely
said his team had been good enough
New York, Oct. 8. The answer if
the American Tobacco company and
the other defendants to the govern
ment's suit under the Sherman anti
trust law was filed yesterday after
noon in the United States circuit cou;t
by Junius Parker, counsel for the
American Tobacco company.
The government -began its suit on
July 9. They allege restraint of trade
and seek the dissolution of the corpor
ation. The original suit names as de
fendants the American Tobacco com
pany and together with Gi other cor
porate defendants alleged to be, in one
way or another, subsidiary corpora
tions of the American Tobacco com
pany or associated with it in the con
duct of its business and 30 individual
defendants. Prominent among the lat
ter are J. B. Duke. Thomas F. Ryan,
Anthony N. Brady, Benjamin "W. Duke,
Pierre Lorillard and Peter A. B. Wid-
I-'nol Admitted; l-duot loan Fought.
The answer admits that all. the im
portant allegations of the government
are true, but argues that the deduo
tions made by the government attor
neys are false.
It says in part:
"It has not been a part of the policy
of the American Tobacco company to
disguise the ownership or use con
trolled companies to break down op
position and secure for it the benefit
of public sentiment against combina
"Sometimes, as in the case of the
minority holders of the R. J. Reynolds
Tobacco company, these minority hold
ers and managers of the business have
preferred that the ownership of a part
of their business by the American To
bacco company should be known, with
the belief that it would strengthen
their business in public esteem, and in
such cases it has been the policy
the American Tobacco company to ac
cede to the wishes of those who are
to run the business. I" rttr liny'TY""
it has been believed by those who
were to run the business that it would
be more successfully run by keeping
from the public the fact that the Amer
ican Tobacco company owned a part
of the stock, and it has been the policy
of the American Tobacco company t
accede in these instances also to the
wishes of those who were to conduct
OnnH rlRttr Store Stock.
The American Tobacco company de
nies that it started the United Cigar
Stores company, but says it was finally
induced to go into the business after
it had been appealed to repeatedly for
financial aid. Now it holds $(500,000
of the $900,000 of common stock of
the United Cigar Stores company, and
all the preferred stock, $750,000, and
all the company's bonds, $2,S50,000.
tist church, here. Mr. Pelton is the
son of Guy R. Pelton and is 45 yean
old. He has been divorced. Mrs.
Hanna is 34 years old and is a daugh
ter of Charles Gordon of Cleveland.
This is her third marriage.
WALL STREET TURNS
Daniel Guggenheim, Head of Smelter
Combine, Says Money Tight
ness Changes Views.
League Magnates Take
Action at Annual Meet
ing at Chicago.
DAVENPORT ON HAND
Denver, Oct. 8. Daniel Guggenheim,
head of the smelter combine, yester
day gave out an interview in which he
said that Wall street, in view of th?
continued tightness of the money
market, seemed to he tending toward
bimetallism for relief. Asked if the
smelter dividend would be cut, he sai'i
that he could not tell beforehand, as
that would have to be passed upon by
GOES 12,000 MILES
Reported That Message Sent from Ma
nila Was Picked Up by Station
on Atlantic Coast.
Sydney, N. S., Oct. 8. While Mar
coni experts here were testing several
new receiving cones at the tops of
towers at Moriena station yesterday
it is stated that the operator in the
room below picked up a message from
the wireless station at Manila, at a di-s
tance of 12,000 miles. The message
said to have been received was that
the American cruiser Philadelphia had
arrived, all safe. The best previous
wireless record was 4,000 miles.
SCHMITZ IS A BROKEN MAN
Former Mayor of San Francisco Ap
pears in Court.
San Francisco, Cal., Oct. 8. Former
Mayor Schmitz, who was in court a
short time yesterday, looked like a
travesty of himself. His face wa3 cav
ed, his hair unkempt, his beard ragged,
and small trace remained of the robust
and magnetic personality which San
Francisco once hailed as "The Man of
City Well Represented Du
buque Controversy Avoided
Though Officers Are There.
Spooner Pleads for Roads.
Atlanta, Ga., Oct. 8. John C. Spoon
er, former senator from Wisconsin, who
recently resigned his seat in the upper
house of congress, yesterday appeared
here in the United States court as at
torney for the railroads of Georgia
which are fighting the enforcement by
the railroad commission of the reduced
rates provided by recent legislation.
Chicago, Oct. 8. The first game of
the series which will determine the
world's championship in baseball was
played this afternoon between the
Chicago Nationals and Detroit Ameri
cans. The weather was ideal, bright ; to win in the -American lenmie nnd he
considered that equivalent to mean
they had a most excellent chance in
the National. He added: "We have
six Irishmen on our team and that
and sunny, with a light breeze.
Come Three Honrs Early.
The gates of the National league
park opened at 11:30 and though the
game was not scheduled for three
hours, 2,000 enthusiasts lined up at the
means we will fight to the last and
can not say more than that."
DECLARES UNITED STATES MUST
BUILD FLEET TO NAVIGATE AIR
time, returned to The Hague to face
his accusers. Senor Medina has gone
to Iondon, where he represents bU
country as minister, lie pronounces
the charges made against him to oe
Haytian President ill.
Kingston, Jamaica, Oct. 8. General
Nord Alexis, president of the republic
of Haiti, is dangerously ill at Tort au
Prince. His life is despaired of, ac
cording to advices received here.
TRIAL OF MAGILLS IS BEGUN
Indictments Consolidated and Two will
Be Tried Together.
Decatur, 111.. Oct. 8. Mr. and Mrs.
Fred Magill of Clinton, charged with
the murder of Mrs. Pet Magill last May,
were put on trial in the circuit court
today. Judge Cochrane consolidated
the indictments and they will be tried
together. The effort of the state will
be to show that Fred Magill by word
and act encouraged his first wife to
kill herself. The defense will depend
for acquittal on the letters left by the
first Mrs. Magill in their possession.
Kentucky Shoves Prow Into Mud of
New York, Oct. S. The battleship
Kentucky which passed in to Virginia
the purpose, as expressed in his mes- capes late yesterday en route to' the
eage, to make amends for failure to Norfolk navy yard for repairs prior to
enact at tlie recent regular session J sailing with the battleship fleet for the
an improved primary election law. Th? Pacific ground off Lambert's point to
message also referred to the failure day while proceeding up Elizabeth
to enact a valid law making an appro-j river. The Kentucky's nose stuck in
prlation for the maintenance of Ce.-.fhe soft mud off Lambert's point flats
tral Normal school, fatal defects hav near the Long Cola piers. Tugs have balloon has been practically closed
ing been, found in the appropriation gone to assist and it is expected it and that the next congress will be
act passed last winter. will soon be floated without material asked to appropriate a considerable
The governor wants enacted a pri- damage. sum for the establishment of an aerial
Washington, Oct. S. Major Henry
B. Hersey's statement that the govern
ment and people of the United States
are far behind the European countries
in the matter of aerial navigation, and
that it Is a necessity for this country
to begin construction of an aerial fleet,
are indorsed by practically every offi
cer in the signal corps of the war de
partment. It was admitted that considerable
activity .has been displayed recently;
that the value of military dirigibles
was now admitted by all authorities;
that the signal corps was secretly
making efforts to drill enlisted men
and excite interest in this branch of
the service; that the contract for ona
fleet for the war department.
Despite the fact that one dirigible
balloon is to be contracted for by the
United States government as soon a3
the necessary funds are forthcoming,
it is felt that the rapid progress in this
line shown by France, Germany and
England makes the establishment ft
an aerial fleet as necessary as the
keeping of a navy.
At the request of Professor Willis
L. Moore of the United States weather
bureau, Secretary Wilson of the de
partment of agriculture has authorized
Major Hersey to represent the govern
ment in the international aeronautic
cup race from St. Louis, Oct. 21. Major
Hersey has just returned from Spits
bergen, where he was assisting the
Wellman polar expedition. He will
use the balloon In which Lieutenant
OLD MAN DROWNED IN RIVER
Body of John Wilson, Aged 94, Found in
Water at Muscatine.
Muscatine, Oct. 8. John Wilson, 91
years old, and one of the oldest res!
dents of Muscatine, wandered away
from home Sunday evening and yes
terday morning was found by a searcn
ing party on the edge of the river,
drowned. It Is believed that when
walking home along the railroad track,
he turned to the wrong side, slipped
down the embankment, and, too feeble
to climb out, was drowned in the shal
low water. He was the father of John
C. Wilson, a prominent shoe merchant
here, and had scores of relatives ;n
Muscatine and Letts.
MRS. HANNA WEDS AGAIN
Divorced Wife of Late Senator's Son
Wife of Franklin D. Pelton.
Stamford. Conn., Oct. 8. Franklin
D. Pelton of New York and Mrs. Eliza
beth G. Hanna, divorced wife of Dan
R Hanna, son of the late Senate1
Mark Hanna, were married yesterdty
Chicago, Oct. S.- (Argus Speciai.)
The annual meeting of the ThreeEy
league was called to order at 10:31
this morning at the Sherman house.
All cities were represented, as follows:
Bloomington President Holland,
Secretary Miller, Charles Miller Ray
Holcomb, Will Kehler and Louis Fitz
Henry. Rock Island II. E. Casteel and Hen
Cedar Rapids Ed II. Smith, U. C.
Blake and Belden Hill.
Springfield Richard Kinsella.
Decatur Wilson Behring.
Clinton W. M. Purcell.
Dubuque President Murphy
Feoria Charles Bartson.
l.-ivrniort Well Keprenented.
Davenport was represented
James T. Hayes and a laree commit
tee. Davenport did not file an appli
cation for a franchise as planned ow
ing to the fact that next year's circuit
will not be made up until a later meet
ing. After the reading of the minutes
and the submitting of formal report3
the league got down to business. A
committee consisting of Bartson of
Peoria, Miller of Bloomington and
Purcell of Clinton was appointed to
audit the president's books.
A significant incident was the fail
ure to call the roll, thus preventing
any legal recognition of Dubuque. On
motion of Miller of Bloomington Rock
Island was awarded the championship.
Itm-k Ixlnnd Doe Honor.
Rock Island tendered the" magnates
free tickets to the ball games and
after this offer adjournment followed.
subject to the call of the president.
Nothing will be done about the Du
buque controversy until after a court
decision is made.
Fteuren Are Rend.
The finmicial statement read today
shows receipts of $17,703.41 and ex
penses of $ll,0Sfi.3S, leaving a balance
of $0,077.13 for the sinking fund.
Peoria led in attendance with 70.2G.";
Springfield. 55,558; Rock Island, 52,
305; Decatur, 52.140; Cedar Rapids.
30,415; Clinton, 31.557; Bloomington,
31,805; Dubuque, 2S.827. The average
attendance each game was 094.
Left Horse Untied.
Jake Zimmerman was fined $1 and
costs by Magistrate Elliott this morn
ing for leaving a horse unhitched on
the streets. He was arrested by Offi
cer Bennett. The officer warned Zim
merman not to leave the animal un
tied, and received an impudent reply.
The officers have orders to strictly en
force the ordinance prohibiting leaving
horses loose on the streets.
KEENE WILL MAKE A RECORD
New York Horseman Has Already
Won $377,090 This Year.
New York. Oct. 8. The latest vic
tory of James R. Keene's 2-year-oli
Colin in the Mt. Aron stakes at Bel
mont park brings the total earnings
of Keene's horses this year to $377,
090. Six weeks of the New York rac
ing season is left and it is practically
certain Keene's stables will break the
LETTERS PUT A NEW ASPECT ON
THE NOTED HARTJE DIVORCE CASE
Lah'm won the international aeronaut-1 afternoon at the residence of Rev. J,
ic race held in Europe last year. " W. Richardson, pastor of the First Bap
Pittsburg, Pa., Oct. S. Just on the
eve of the handing down of a decision
by the superior .court in the divorce
suit of Augustus Hartje against his
wife, Mary Scott Hartje, sensational
evidence was filed in Philadelphia on
Saturday with the superior court by
Hartje which caused the superior
court judges to hold back the decision.
It is understood that the entire cout
agreed in the finding and that it up
held the lower court, which refused
to grant a divorce to Hartje. The
new evidence, however, may result in
an entirely new decision and cause tho
superior court at least to grant a new
trial to the millionaire paper manu
facturer. Letter From Sinter.
The new evidence consists mainly
of letters alleged to have been writ
ten by Mrs. Hartje's two sistrs, Helen
and Ida, to Howard Lappe, to whom
Ida was engaged to be married, and
with whom she eloped to Youngstown
only to be brought back by her father
before the ceremony was performel.
It is alleged by Hartje that he pur
chased these letters from Lappe. whose
attentions to Miss Ida have ceased.
Girt la niaekmall Plotf
There is also a sensational letter al
leged to h2ve been written to Tom
Madine, the coachman, by Mrs. Hart
je, In which are startling statements
regarding the illness of Hartje, which
leads to the belief that an attempt
was made to poison him. But proba
bly the most sensational of the evi
dence is contained in alleged letters
from Ida and Helen Scott, in which
it appears they actually formed a
scheme to blackmail their own father,
compelling him to give them money.
or they would refuse to testify for
their sister, and testify, instead, fo
Hartje, thus "telling the truth," as tha
The scheme of blackmail is alleged
to have been carried to the extent of
threatening the attorneys of Mrs.
Mary Scott Hartje, as her letter to
Lappe signed "Helen tells of how
J. M. F." (apparently Attorney John
M. Freeman), had been frightened
when they walked Into the office, and
how some person "had been brougnt
Another sensational letter from
"Ida" is submitted, in which she tells
Lappe that they will not go to Mr.
Hartje with their testimony, since
'Tapa has fixed it up," the inference
being that the girls had been promised
the money . which they wrote they
would demand as . the price for their
silence. . -(