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FIFTY-SIXTH YEAR. NO. 307.
THE ARGUS, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, 1907.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
IT DID NOT
Government Claims to
Have a Good Case
HOUSE COMPLIES ARRIVE IN CITY
IS ABOUT TO
Great Steamer Lusitania
Again Racing Into
BOOST COOD ROADS
FIND HIKE EASY
UP BY PRESS
How China Feels Over
Taft's Speech is Told
Lower Branch of Legislature
Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Weyer
haeuser and Party Reach
Rock Island by Boat
Illinois Manufacturers' Associa
tion at Banquet at Chica
go Hears Reports.
Army Officers Not Seriously
Expresses Itself as Willing
to Heed Governor
Disabled by Riding Test at
WHEN COURT ORDERED
Company Making Loans o! Mil
lions Annually to Unknown
AND CONSIDER ANY BUSINESS
Senate Expected to Put Up a Vigor
ous Fight on the Proposition
Talk Deep Waterway.
FOR THEIR GOLDEN WEDDING
Family Gathering to Be Held at the
Old Homestead at Tenth Avenue
and Thirty-first Street.
New York, Oct. 10. The method
through which the trustees of the
Standard Oil trust liquidated the com
pany in order to comply with the order
of the Ohio courts was further unfolded
yesterday, when Wesley II. Tilford,
treasurer of the Standard Oil company
of New Jersey, was recalled to the wit
ness stand In the federal suit against
the so-called trust. Statements compil
ed from stock books of various subsid
iary companies during the period of the
trust liquidation were placed on the
record and from these transcripts and
from Mr. Tilford, the governments
counsel, Frank B. Kellogg, says that
the fist, of the government's charge
that only a pseudo liquidation was ef
fected, and that the trust continued its
operations as an entity and under the
same control as at the time of its incep
tion in 1882 has been proved.
Noted om InillvlilunN.
Mr. Kellogg was able to develop that
the liquidating trustees and their asso
ciates liquidated only enough trust cer
tiflcates to give them a majority of the
stocks of the 20 subsidiary companies.
and that they voted these stocks as in
dividuals and maintained a constant
control over the integral companies.
The dividends declared oft ihe stocks
of these companies were paid directly
to those holders who had liquidated the
trust certificates and to the trustees
who held ihe stocks against the un
liquidated certificates of the trust. Mr.
Kellogg showed that the trustees and
one or two associates were the only
certificate holders who liquidated their
shares in the old Standard trust.
Still On-ncil 1- Coinpnny.
Mr. Tilford testified that the Cross
Town Tipe line, under Central park,
whose ownership has caused consider
able perplexity to the federal counsel
when it did not appear on the books of
the Standard Oil company of Xew York
after 1!0C, was still owned by the New
Mr. Kellogg again tried to find out the
reason for the large loans, amounting to
several millions, given to II. S. Trainer
by the Southern Pipe Line company
over a period of several years. Efforts
to ascertain the nature of these loans
by the federal counsel at a previous
hearing developed nothing of moment.
I.nnnM Mnny Milllnnx.
That the Standard Oil company of
New York was a lender of millions of
its surplus funds was testified to yes
terday by Mr. Tilford. From a state
ment of the company it was developed
that over $32,000,000 were loaned last
year "to interests other than the Stand
ard." What these Interests were and
the nature of loans, Mr. Tilford was
unable to say. Mr. Kellogg said he
would call William G. Rockefeller, the
treasurer of the company, to throw light
on these loans.
Springfield, 111., Oct. 10. (Argus Spe
cial.) Congressman Rainey in the
house today made a virulent attack on
the Chicago sanitary board. Two new
waterways bills were introduced.
Springfield, 111., Oct. 10. The repub
lican house conference held last night
decided that, if the senate will agre?,
legislation on any subject may be pro
posed, it is not expected that the
:enate will assent to the house's liberal
program without strenuous opposition.
Roth house and senate spent thi
entire day listening to presentations
of various phases of the deep water
ways subject. Senator Schmidt made
an appeal in the senate for the con
sideration of all three of the water
ways bills that were introduced last
spring. Senator Dunlap proposed a
constitutional amendment, to be pre
pared by a commission to be named
by the governor.
Ilcnr oniiiiiHfr'M Report..
The report of the committee o-i
"powers, duties and work of state
railroad commissioners" was submittel
by Benjamin F. Chadbourn of Maine.
The report says: "We cannot pass
lightly the suggestion of federal in
corporation of railroads and that of
government ownership so often heard.
The assembling of the smaller cor
porations of todav brought a few
money men and corporations into
ownership and control, those who ha.!
local interests, enterprises and bene
fits going out. In this evolution a
clear field was opened for overcapital
ization, discriminations, rebates, and
all the other wrongs that make federal
interference necessary. It may well
be asked whether or not many of th
things now complained of as wrongs
would have happened if the state com
missions had been clothed with greater
It is probable that the plan followed
by the legislature will be the discus
sion of the waterway pro jeer until
Feb. 1, when the primary bill will
then lie taken up. Likewise it is
prophesied that there will be a direct
primary law on the statute books
when adjournment is taken.
ITovceillnEH In flip llonne.
In the house Isham Randolph, presi
dent of the Illinois international im
provement commission and former
chief engineer of the Chicago drainage
district, spoke in favor of the two
drainage district bills introduced in the
house. He was followed by E. S. Lind
ley, former attorney for the sanitary
district, who also spoke in favor of the
drainage bills. George W. Monroe of
Joliet, former state senator, spoke
against the bills. He thought that the
state should control the entire rights
of the canal and that the government
or the state should build the water
channel, instead of the sanitary dis
Roth the senate and the house ad
journed until 3 o'clock this afternoon.
The steamer Weyerhaeuser with Mr.
and Mrs. Weyerhaeuser and a party of
about 30 relatives and friends on board
arrived at the levee this afternoon at
2:15 from St. Paul and the passengers
disembarked and went to the S. S.
Davis residence in automobiles. There
tomorrow the 50th wedding anniver
sary of Mr. and Mrs. Weyerhaeuser
will be celebrated.
our automobiles were brought on
the boat by members of the party and
three more were already here, having
been sent by rail. All of the out of
town members of the family were on
board the steamer with the exceptioi
of Mrs. .lewett of Chicago and Mrs.
W. R. Hill of Poughkeepsie, X. Y.,
who arrived here by rail today.
Dinner n FVntnre.
The feature of tomorrow's wedding
anniversary will be a dinner at which
all of the immediate relatives of the
venerable couple will be present. This
will be given at the Davis home at
Tenth avenue and Thirty-first street,
which was the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Weyerhaeuser during the many years
of their residence here.
AHEAD OF OLD TIME
Promises to Complete Voyage
In About Four Days and
DECIDES TO CALL CONVENTION
Will Meet at Springfield During Win
ter to Frame Up an Outline for
a General Movement.
WISCONSIN TOBACCO POOL
Growers Form Combine and Fix Scale
Madison. Wis., Oct. 10. Represents
fives of the 5.000 tobacco growers of
Wisconsin have formed a combine and
fixed a scale of prices, which marks
the beginning of a war on the trust
The Wisconsin trust is styled "The
Tobacco Department of the American
Society of Equity." If fhe buyers re
fuse to pay the scale of prices, the
members of the combine will at once
make plans for pooling their crops
and dealing direct with manufacturers.
PHILIPPINES ARE IN PERIL
Major Ahearn Says They Are Defense
less Against Japanese.
Berlin, Oct. 10. Major Ahearn, who
has been at the head of the forestry
department in the Philippines since
1900, in conversation yesterday as to
the military situation in the islands,
said they are defenseless. They could
be taken by the Japanese in 10 days
and it would be impossible for the
United States to retake them. The
major believes the American fleet is
going to the Philippines to stay.
Found Guilty of Bank Wrecking.
Chardon, Ohio, Oct. 10 R. X. Ford.
charged with wrecking the Rank at
Hirton, Ohio, was yesterday founl
guilty on the fourth count of the in
dictment, which charged him with
secreting with intent to embezzle."
Ford was once before convicted, but
released. The Burton bank failed four
years ago for $1,250,000.
STILL NO B'AR FOR PRESIDENT
Dogs Strike Trail, but Bruin Gives the
Roosevelt Party Slip.
Stambonl, La., Oct. 10, President
Roosevelt had another fruitless hunt
for bear yesterday, lie started om
from camp shortly after C o'clock i"
the morning and a courier who came
into Stamboul last night reported that
up to the time he left no game had
been hrought in. The conditions for
the sport, however, were ideal, and
the dogs had not been out long before
thev struck a trail, but the hunters
failed to get close enough 'to use their
guus, and Mr. Bear escaped, for tha
ENGINEER RISKS LIFE
TO SAVE PASSENGERS
Edward Wallace, on Rock Island
Train, Shuts Off Steam While Cab
Is Being Battered to Pieces.
Chicago, Oct. 10. Edward Wallace,
engineer on a passenger train of the
Rock Island railroad, probably saved
the lives of many passengers yester
day afternoon. He remained at his
post and shut off the steam after
sidebar connecting the flywheel of his
engine had broken, torn out part of
the cab and ripped up several yards
of track. Wallace and Henry Meyers,
the fireman, jumped after the steam
had been shut off. The accident oc
curred in Morgan Park, and the train
RADIUM TO CURE BIRTHMARKS
Arctic Steamer Which Accom
panied Wellmin Sinks
Copenhagen, Oct. 10. The Arctic
steamer Frithjof, which accompanied
the Wellman Chicago Record-Herald
expedition to Spitzbergen, was lost off
Cape Langenes Oct. 5. The captain
and 15 of the crew were drowned.
The engineer clung to a plank and
French Doctors Remove Supposedly
Paris, Oct. 10. Two of the foremos
physicians in Paris, Doctors Wickham
and Degrais, created a sensation at the
Academy of Medicine yesterday by an
nouncing the discovery of a method o
remove birthmarks by the action
radium. The new method has proved
equally successful in the case of adults
and children, the marks being effaced
by the sigle application of a plane
surface covered with a varnish con
taining radium. A series of water
colors exhibited to the academy show
ed the gradual disappearance of birth
marks subjected to treatment until not
the slightest trace of disfigurement re
mained. The doctors say the treat
ment is painless.
Chicago, Oct. 10. The movement
for good roads throughout the state
was given a big boost last night at a
dinner of the Illinois Manufacturers'
association at the Auditorium Annex.
There were 125 manufacturers of Chi
cago and other parts of the state pres
ent After a thorough discussion of tha
problem a resolution was adopted pro
posing a good roads convention whicn
shall meet in Springfield next January
or February for the purpose of fram
ing a definite program for the move-J
ment. All commercial, agricultural
and industrial associations will be
asked to send delegates to this con
Kxpeot Influence to lie Felt.
It is the idea of the manufacturers
that such a convention will crystallise
the sentiment of the whole state for
better roads and bring to bear on the
legislators an influence sufficiently
strong to insure the continuation and
expansion of the work of the highway
commission appointed by Governor
In the course of its report the asso
ciation's committee on good roads, of
which George W. Dixon is chairman
"Your committee is of the opinion
also that it is not necessary to burde'i
the people with additional taxation
but to urge the taxpayers and voters
of this state to support the policy
which has been outlined and which is
being carried out by the state road
commission. The cartage of the pro
ducts of the soil and products of the
factory to the transportation compa'i-
ies is an enormous expense. It can
be greatly reduced by the improve
ment of the roads in the country dis
New York Oct. 10. The Austrian' "icis and in Keeping tne pavements
steamer Giulia from Trieste with 7ir of the stret'ts in the cities in proper
passengers had a narrow escape from j condition.
Newport, R. I., Oct. 10. A wireless
dispatch received at Nantucket light
ship at 10:30 states the steamer Lusi
tania would turn the lightship, 19:5
miles from Sandy Hook between 3 and
4 this afternoon.
If it gets to Sandy Hook lightship
by 11 o'clock tonight it will have made
the voyage, 2,TS0 nautical miles, in
4 days, 17 hours, 23 minutes, and will
have averaged 24.5 knots.
Uvery lieroril Cut Down.
The best record across the Atlantic
from land to land was made by the
Lusitania on its first voyage. 5 days, 54
minutes.. The fastest previous voyage
was that of the Deutschland, in 1900,
when it went from New York to Ply
mouth in 5 days, 7 hours, 3S minutes,
and averaged 23.51 knots.
SAILORS FIGHT FIRE;
Austrian Craft Bearing 700 Passengers
Has Narrow Escape During
Storm on Mid Ocean.
destruction by fire in mid-ocean dur
ing a violent storm Oct. 3. The crew
fought the flames and the panic strick
en passengers prayed.
RENEWS WARS ON RAILWAYS
Governor Comer of Alabama Calls
Special Session of Legislature.
Montgomery, Ala., Oct. 10. Govern
or Coiner has issued his proclamation
convening the state legislature in spe
cial session to enact laws under which
railroads will be prevented from re
sorting to federal injunctions to pre
vent enforcement of the recently
passed 2 cent fare and other railroad
Sterling Policeman Indicted.
Sterling, 111., Oct. in. Policeman
James E. Sheehan, who shot and killed
Michael Grady while under arrest, was
indicted yesterday by the grand jury
USE HORSES OF 13TH CAVALRY
Cover 15 Miles in Good Time Con
sider the Experiment President
Ordered a Farce.
I-k-nnomlc Vnlue Vrs-eil.
The value of better highways to
communities was discussed from aa
economic point of view by Robert S.
McCormick while President Edmund J.
James of the University of Illinois an-i
Engineer Johnson described the work
of the highway commission, of which
Mr. James is chairman. Professor
Frank H. Hall, superintendent of the
Farmers' institute, expressed the far
mers' view of the need of Improved
Mr. McCormick asserted that the
improvement of the country's roads Is
a work paramount in importance to
that of the development of inland
waterways, and that if it Is the duty
of the federal government to promote
the lake to the gulf deep waterway z
is the duty of the individual states to
promote the construction of goo.l
"According to the report of Profes
sor Latta," continued Mr. McCormick,
Chicago, Oct. 10. If a 15 miles jog
along good roads is an example of the
hardships of war, the line officers of
the department of the lakes are ready
to go into action at an hour's notice.
Such is the substance of a repor.
based upon a test ride made by Briga
dier General W. H. Carter and 31 regi
mental officers yesterday.
This phase of the Rooseveltian Tilan
of keeping the blood circulating in the
different branches of the government,
was carried out with Fort Sheridan
as headquarters, and the actual time
taken was about two hours and a haif
an average of 10 minutes to the
The verdict of the participants nit
for quotation was that the equestrian
experiment was somewhat of a fare.
All, even those who are more accus
tomed in recent years to the revolving
chair than to the saddle, were able
to make the hike without fatigue.
KsiiminationH Hefftre and After.
Physical examinations were given
the riders before and after the trial
of horsemanship. These were con
ducted by Colonel Philip F. Harvey,
assistant surgeon general of the army
and Major Edward L. Munson, past
surgeon at Fort Sheridan. In advance
they pronounced all of the officers lit
to ride and their second examination
showed but slight signs of any disa
In accordance with the dictates of
the general order issued Sept. 24 at
the direction of President Roosevei
all the field officers within the limits
of the department of the lakes, except
one or two who were excused because
of illness or pressing duty, reported
at the north shore past at an early
hour. Before 10 o'clock they had been
equipped with mounts from the stables
of the 13th cavalry and set out west
General Carter, ' a commanding of
ficer, headed the detachment, which
followed by twos. The line was com
posed of six colonels, eight lieutenant
colonels and 18 majors.
Walk, Trot and Gallop.
These men represented the "head
quarters" and the posts of Forts Sher
idan, Thomas, Wayne and Brady and
Columbus barracks. All were clad in
the olive drab service uniform an-1
wore caps. The ride ordered divide!
into three equal parts of walking, trot
ting and galloping interspersed at the
judgment of General Carter continued
westward abeut three miles, then to
the south a little beyond the village
of Half-Day, a distance of nearly eigat
At the turning point the riders dis
mounted for 10 minutes' rest and then
returned over the same route, reach
ing the reservation a few minutes after
FAVORABLE TO U. S.
Utterances, While Not Official
Are Virtually Accepted as
Shanghai, Oct. 10. The comment of
the Chinese press, officials and people
on the visit to Shanghai of War Sec
retary Taft is most enthusiastic. The
reports published in the newspapers
of this city on the subject have been
telegraphed to all parts of China. The
general feeling of the Chinese on the
utterances of Mr. Taft may be sum
marized as follows:
"The United States will not sell the
Philippine islands an assurance whic.i
is welcomed, as it means that there
will be no extension of Japanese influ
ence and a continuance of American
influence in the far oast.
Fleiljrrd to Oprn Door.
"The Chinese desire to interpret Mr.
Taft's statements saying that the Unit
ed States favors the open door policy
in China as being unofficial, but at the
same time made on high authority
and indicates that the United States
will support it in China and maintain
the policy in Manchuria, the onlv
place where the open door is threat
"The assurance given in regard 13
fair treatment of the emigration ques
tion are accepted In good faith.
"China trusts in the United States
and believes in it as a true friend."
ROBBERS FAIL TO
With Watchman Chloroformed They
Cannot Find Key Giving Access
to Big Safe.
CUBS TAKE FAST GAME BY GOOD HITTING
MXKl'P FOIl TODAY'S CAME.
Umpires O'Day and Sheridan.
Chicago, Oct. 10. Fair weather
greeted the fans and rooters for the
great championship games between
Chicago and Detroit today. This in
sured another large crowd.
Thousands of enthusiastic fans were
lined up at the gates before they were
opened in the morning, as was the
case Tuesday and yesterday, and it
required hard work on the part of the
police to keep the people in check
when the rush wa3 at its greatest
during the afternoon
Reulbach and Siever were selected
to do the pitching for the Cubs and
Tigers respectively, while Kling and
Schmidt were named to do the receiv
short to first. Crawford grounded to
Chicago. Slagle was up and out to
first. Sheckard was out short to first.
Second I nil In sr.
Detroit. Cobb fanned. Rossman
went out to Sheckard. Coughlin
grounded, short to first. No runs.
Chicago. Steinfeldt was up and
doubled to left. Kling sacrificed. Ever1?
doubled and Steinfeldt scored.
Schulte was out, second to first. Evers
took third on the play. Tinker went
out. One tun.
Detroit. Schmidt was out to Slagle.
O'Leary was out, short to first. Siev
ers went out, Reulbach to Chance. No
Chicago. Reulbach was out to cen
ter. Slagle struck out. but Schmidt
dropped the ball, but threw him out.
Sheckard doubled to right. Chance
was out to short. No runs.
Detroit Jones was out. Schaefer
singled, and got the first hit from Reul
bach, who blocked the ball, but could
not handle it. Schaefer took second on
Crawford's out at first. Cobb was out
New York, Oct 10. Night Watch
man Richard F. Grey of the Century
building, 74 Broadway, was attacked
by two robbers who after a desperate
truggle chloroformed the old man and
began a systematic hunt for the keys
to the door behind which was the safe
containing untold thousands. The rob
bers failed and disappeared.
Detectives say had the robbers been
successful they would have made the
famous Manhattan bank robbery of a
few years ago pale into insignificance.
Night Watchman Grey is heralded as
Evers was caught between second and
third and was put out by Siever. With
Tinker up, Schulte took second. Tink
er doubled to left and reached third on
a bad- throw. Reulbach singled and
Tinker scored. Slagle flew out to
Coughlin. Chicago, 4; Detroit, 0..
Detroit Rossman hit too hot for
Tinker. Coughlin walked. Schmidt
was out. Chance to Reulbach, Rossman
and Coughlin advancing a base. Tink
er on O'Leary's liner doubled Schmidt
Chicago With Scheckard up, Killian
went in for Detroit. Sheckard was out
at first. Chance doubled to center.
Steinfeldt singled and Chance scored.
Kling was out to center. Evers doub
led to right center, Steinfeldt reaching
third. Schulte popped up to Coughlin.
Detroit scored in the sixth, getting
the only run made in the last four In
Sixteen thousand were present when Reulbach to Chance. No runs
the game was called.
Detroit. Jones was out Evers to
Chance. Schaefer was up and out
Chicago Steinfeldt was out, but
Kling singled and Evers doubled to
right, Kling reaching third. Schulte
singled to center and Kling scored.
R. H. E.
..5 11 0
Old Guide Insane.
Ogdensburg, N. Y., Oct. 10. Michael
Cronin, one of the president's guides In
the Adirondacks when the news of Mc-
Kinley's assassination was brought to
him, was adjudged insane here.
Army Again Advancing. N
Casa Blanca, Oct. 10. An army com
manded by Mulai Hafid is reported ad
vancing upon Casa Blanca. Its strength
is not known.
Score of Today's Championship Game
Chicago mi 111 0 3 1 0 1 0 1 0
Detroit : 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 01 0 .11 1 0 0 0
"the total cost of hauling in the year
1S9G was $94C,414.C35, or more than
one-third the value of farm products
in the year 1S90. Information already
in possession of the office of road in
quiry indicated that, all things con
sidered, nearly if not quite two-thirdo
of this expense might be saved by road
improvements, and this at a total cost
not exceeding the losses of three or at
most four years by bad roads, which
means a return of 25 to 33 1-3 per cent
on the necessary investment, less .ue
cost of keeping roads in repair.
Mr. McCormick submitted figures
showing that the improvement of
roads increases the selling price of
land an average of $6.48 an acre.
"The present road tax," he said,'
which, under existing laws, is largely
thrown away, would, under a proper
system of road maintenance, doubtless
keep improved highways in perfect re
Sof lal Plea Made.
President James said the social plea
for better roads is as strong as the
economic. The isolation or farmers,
he said. Is largely due to bad roads
while the development of highways
has been retarded by the development
of the railroad and trolley lines.
"The commission of which I am
chairman," he said, "was given $2o.000
a year to experiment in roadmakm?.
We got Mr. Johnson, the best engineer
obtainable, and picked out the worst
mudholes In the state in which to con
struct roads. In three or four year?
we shall be able to tell how much it
costs to build certain roads In certain
soils. We shall probably find that i
costs, more than anticipated to pu
down stone or macadam roads in tne
soggy soil of the corn belt."
Yankee Girl to Wed Nobleman,
Augusta, Ga., Oct. 10. Miss Dorothy
Eugina Thompson, aged 17, daughti
of Mr. and Mrs. J. Walker Thompson
is engaged to marry Lord Trenton, an
English nobleman. In Augusta next
June. Miss Thompson met Lord Tren
ton while on a European trip. She
MYSTERY STILL GROWS
Parents of Heiress Supposed to Be the
Bride, of Samuel Clarkson Do
Not Know Where She Is.
New York, Oct. 10. The mystery
which surrounds the disappearance of
Miss Helen Maloney, or Mrs. Samuel
Clarkson, who is said to be on of the
most wealthy heiresses in the world,
is increased by the news from Londoa
indicating that she is not on board th3
Majestic. Miss Maloney and Mr.
Clarkson left the home of the yountj
woman's parents in Spring Lake, N.
J., early last week and came to New
York on a shopping trip.
They disappeared. After hunting a
day for them Mr. Maloney was quoted
as saying his daughter and Mr. Clark
son had been married and had sailed
for Europe on the Majestic.
When the information received from
the Majestic was conveyed to the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Maloney in
Spring Lake it was stated that the
whereabouts of his daughter was still
unknown to him.
Miss Maloney and Mr. Clarkson
were reported to have been married la
New York either at St. Patrick's ca
thedral or the Church of the Transfig
uration, but no official announcement
of the marriage has been obtained.
FARE WAS LOWER
Nebraska Roads Received Less
Than 2 Cents Mile Under
Lincoln, Oct. 10. The annual report
of the Union Pacific filed with, tha
state railroad commission for the per
iod ending June 30, shows the average
passenger rate per mile was 1.96. The
i renort covers a nerind before tho 1
short dresses and he was at-1 cent fare law was In effect but shows
tracted by her girlish beauty.
the rate was lower then than now.