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FIFTY-SEVENTH YEAR. NO. 6.
THE ARGUS. THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24. 1907.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
ECLARES HOLIDAY TO
SAVE BANKS OF NEVADA
Governor Sparks Stops
Payment of Obligations
For Three Days
EAST MORE CONFIDENT
Morgan and Others Take Per
sonal Charge Help Ex
Reno, Ncv., Oct. 24. Owing to the
general fueling of unrest that prevails
in financial circles, Governor Sparks
has declared today, Friday and Satur
day legal holidays. All banks through
out the state are taking advantage of
this respite to get their affairs in such
shape as to make failure impossible.
Saya Dnuxer I.h Over.
New York, Oct. 24. George R. Shel
don, one of the leading bankers, said
at noon today: "There is absolutely no
cause for alarm. The situation may
be regarded as clear. There is a de
cided improvement today. The banks
and trust companies are perfectly solv
ent, and will meet any demands made
Sheldon made the statement at the
close of a conference with J. Pierpont
Morgan and other bankers.
Operations Not Interfere! Wltb.
Pittsburg, Oct. 24. A receiver was
not appointed today for the Wernst
Lamp company, the fourth Westing
house concern embarrassed by the se
vere money market in the stricken
city. The unrest among thousands of
employes of the Westinghouse inter
ests was allayed today by a statement
from T. H. Given, president of the
Farmers' Deposit National bank, who
was yesterday appointed one of the re
ceivers for the Westinghouse Electric
& Manufacturing company. A report
gained currency that the operations of
the plants would be discontinued. Given
assured them there was no truth in the
report and announced the works would
be operated as usual.
CoHelfon ' Helps Fit fsbursr.
Five million dollars, sent by Secre-J
tary Cortelyou to meet any possible de
mand for currency in the making up of
this week's pay rolls, was received to
day. So far no bank has indicated that
assistance is required. .
Stop Loan in I'nrlx.
Paris, Oct. "24. On account of the
appointment of receivers for the three
Westinghouse companies of Pittsburg,
Societe Gencrale today ceased accept
ing subscriptions for the company's 5
per cent 1917 loan and is returning the
subscriptions already received.
New York, Oct. 24. There was a
sharp change of sentiment in financial
quarters late yesterday, renewed confi
dence In local banking institutions tak
ing the place of the panicky feeling
that has threatened solvent houses
and demoralized the stock exchange
for the past eight days.
Last night those financiers whose de
liberate opinions are most highly es
teemed by the public expressed the
opinion the worst was over and that
out of the present chaos a more stable
condition was rapidly shaping itself.
Ground for Hope.
Several factors contributed to this
change of feeling. First and foremost
was the determination reached yester
day by men of great influence iu the
financial world and whose probity is
unquestioned, to restore confidence, in
sure safety and prevent a panic. Con
spicuous among these were J. Pierpont
Morgan and James Stillman, president-
of the National City bank. Throughout
the day there were conferences at the
office of Morgan & Co., and whi'.i
guarded statements only of what wa3
done at these gatherings were given
out during business hours the fact
that such mon were conferring, to
gether with their personal standing
and financial resources did much to al
lay fear for the future and certainlv
aide;! the stock market, this inference
being recovery of prices toward th3
close, of the day, during which new low
levels had been reached.
Depoxi ted $ 1 0.OtlO.OUO.
Next in point of influence was tho
presence of the secretary of the treas
ury, who not only lent the moral influ
ence of a representative of the go;
crnment, but during the course of tho
day caused to be deposited with New-
York banks $10,000,000.
NOW UP TO SENATE
linois Representatives Pass
Oglesby Primary Bill and
' Pushes it Along. v
ARE BARELY VOTES ENOUGH
Upper House Loaded Down With
Amendments to Tack on Re
River Steamboat Men
Want New Regulations
GLAD TO PAY UP
FEAT-CUES OF OGI.KSUV DILI..
. All public officials except town- .
ship officers to be nominated by
The candidate receiving the
highest number of votes to be de
Precinct and state committee
men, national committeemen and
presidential electors to be nomi
nated by primary.
Composition of all party com
Primaries of all parties to be
he'd on same dates.
All candidates must go on tick
ets by petition.
Petitions for senator must con
tain not less than o,000 nor more
than 5,000 names.
Petitions for state officers must
contain not less than 1,000 nor
more than 2,000 names.
Senatorial committee to recom
mend the number of legislative
candidates. Thjs, however, to be
decided by popular vote at the
- Voter must state party affilia
tion at primary. .
Hartford Company, Makers
Stamped Envelopes, Reim
CAUGHT IN GRAFTING GAME
Turns Over $1,000000 Cash to Mak
Up for Poor Quality of
Washington, Oct. 24". The Hartforl mandatory.
Springfield, 111. .Oct. .24. By a votd
of 102 ayes to 27 nays, with not. a vote
Qflto spare to pass the bill with the emer
gency clause, the Oglesby primary
election bill passed the house yester
day afternoon. The bill provides for
the direct nomination by a pluralitv
vote ot all otneers irom governor
down, except library and school trus
tees and township officers.
An amendment by McGoorty, demo
crat, was incorporated providing that
the voters can vote for one, two or
three members of the lower house anl
indicate also how many candidates
they want nominated, which shall be
GLAD TO BE HOME
President Roosevelt Arrives in
Washington Pleased With
TOUCHED BY THE RECEPTION
MEET AT CINCINNATI
Ask That Interstate Commerce
Acts Rule Traffic Would
Cincinnati, Ohio, Oct. 24. The initi
ative in the movement of steamboat
owners for legislation affecting inland
waterways of the United States was
taken here yesterday. It was voted to
embody in the resolutions two para
graphs calling for a severance of the
inspection laws governing the inland
rivers of America from those govern
ing lakes and gulfs, and that inland
river transportation traffic 6e placed
under the interstate commerce laws.
Will lie DiNtrtliuietl Widely.
These paragraphs will be embodied
in letters to be sent to livermen In all
parts of the United States, who will be
asked to attend the national meeting
in Washington Dec. Z. A permanent
organization of inland waterway inter
ests will be formed.
ARE SET UP
Denies That He Has Planned Any Oth
er Expedition In Dark on New
HENNEPIN CANAL FEEDER
IS OPENED AT STERLi
of detention at Davenport, but was la
ter recaptured by Sheriff Eckhart, anji
ijt was decided to send the lad to the
home for delinquents at Eldora, Iowa.
Humane Officer George Ellman inter
ceded and offered to take the boy
there. At Grinnell the lad "escaped a
second time, and the humane officer's
amusing report Notified the authorities
at Davenport of the fact. '
Washington, D. C, Oct. 24. President
Roosevelt reached the White house from
his southern trip yesterday afternoon.
The president took no pains to conceal
his delight at getting home and ex
pressed himself as pleased with his
"I have had a delightful time," he
said. "I am extremely gratified over
the fact that I got a bear as the result
of my hunt, and none the less so that
I had to work 12 days to get it. For the
rest, I was touched and gratified be
yond measure by the reception I receiv
ed in the south, indeed at every place,
both north and south, beginning Vith
Keokuk and continuing until the end
of the journey. The entire 24 days
have been full of both profit and pleas
ure, and I am glad I made the trip."
1'lniiM o Otber Trip.
The president denied that he has any
other hunting trip in contemplation,
and said the announcement lie is go
ing to hunt in North Carolina was un
The president refused to discuss the
fusion in New York, but indicated that
the step was taken without his, knowl
PUT ON A HEAVIER WIRE
Improvement Being Made in Method of
A force of 10 men Is at work replac
ing the trolley wire on the double street
car track from Fifteenth street and Sec
ond avenue to Thirty-ninth street and
Fifth avenue with new and heavier
wire. The work is being done without
interfering greatly with the traffic on
either track, and is being pushed rap
idly. The old wire, No. 1-0 groove
trolley wire, has been' in use since th
electric cars were first operated, and
the new wire, Xo. C O size, nearly twice
as heavy, will carry considerably heav
ier current and is expected to last dou
ble that period.
Manufacturing company of Hartford,
Conn., which had the contract up to
July 1, last, for manufacturing stamped
envelopes and newspaper wrappers,
yesterday made a cash payment tj
Postmaster General Meyer of $1,000.
000 'as a settlement for all damages
MitirtlefT Kntnxt mil.
Speaker Shurtleff voted against the
bill on the call of absentees. He pr
ceded the announcement of his vote
by stating that he stood just where
he (lid two years ago in favor of a
primary bill, but that this bill was
Iho result nf nnhlir rl;imr mid thnt
and injuries which the postoffice de- it was promoted by persons in office
partment may have sustained by rea- who lhereby desired to . perpetuat?
sou of the company's failure to furnish themselves in office
paper up to the contract. Thft t . ih ' hi ,iraffid n.
SnhmiHni to Attorney. republicans. 43 democrats and three
beveral weeks ago Postmaster Gen- prohibitionists. The votes cast
eral Meyer suspended the payment of against the bill comprised 20 repub-
all money due from the postoffice do Means and seven democrats. Fourteen
partment to the Hartford company, republicans and nine' democrats did
and submitted the matter to the at- not vote.
torney general for such further action The representatives of the Thirtv-
as might be deemed proper. Chemical third district supported the bill. '
analysis of samples furnished by the senate to Amrail mil.
company disclosed the fact that the The republican members of the sen-
composition of the envelope paper had atc caucussed for three hours last
oeen neiow tne requirements or tne nieht wh the soss011 was over
postoffice department, the company Prnf,r?P(i rpadv for a strenuous amend-
had in the last three or four years h,,,, m(OWM tn.i nimi .OD
Internationa! Balloon Race
is the Moil Success
ful Ever Held.
Spectacular Airship Race is
Last Feature of the St.
Louis Air Carnival. -
i iu the scope of the Oglesby bill are
offered by the republican caucus.
C. G. DAWES ATTACKS DEPARTMENT
OF JUSTICE AT TRUST CONFERENCE
Chicago, Oct. 24. A sharp attack
upon the federal department of justice
an arraignment which charged tho
attorney general's office under Presi
dent Roosevelt with "making gaKerv
plays" startled the delegates to the
National Civic federation trust confer
ence last night at music hall.
Charles Gates Dawes, controller of
the currency under McKinley, and
now president of the Central Trust
company of Illinois, was the man who
thus awakened the delegates with a
vitriolic attack upon the department
of justice and its methods of dealing
with trusts. He ripped the Sherman
anti-trust law up the back and roasU'J
the "muck raking" magazine writers.
Several A(tnekn on Sherman I.nnr.
The day at the trust conference ha'l
been marked by a variety of attacks
on the anti-trust act, and Mr. Dawes'
slap at it was a climax.
Frank B. Kellogg, special attorney
for the government in the Standard
Oil cases one of the men Mr. Dawes
struck at later in the day said the
Sherman act ought to be amended.
Samuel Gompers, president of the
American Federation of Labor, said
unkind things about it. Allen R.
Foote, president of the National Tax
association, had other criticisms.
I ram Nntlonnl Coram iiuilon.
Judge Peter S, Grosscup of the
United States circuit court, in a
lengthy address urged the creation of
a national commission to reform tho
"bad" trusts. A business men's asso
elation of St. Louis came forward with
a plea for a joint national and state
convention under the auspices of Pres-
MANY ANTITOXIN STATIONS
Secretary of State Board of Health Re
ports One Hundred Five,
Chicago, Oct. 24. One hundred five
stations in the 102 counties of the
state have been established for the
free distribution of antitoxin, accord
ing to the report of Dr. J. A. Egan, sec
retarv of the state board of health.
ident Roosevelt and the governors of Que hundred more stations are to bo
tne various states for the consideration established. The legislature apnroprla
of the trust subject. ted i3n00 a year for the stations
Duwc'M speech Give a SenNntion. I The report was read at .the quarterly
Mr. Dawes' speech, containing, as it I meeting held yesterday at the Great
did, a reflection on the admiuistra-1 Northern hotel. Eighty-seven appli
tion's policy in trust prosecutions, fur- cants entered in the quarterly examin-
uished a sensation. at Ions 57 tmvsicians. 27 midwives. and
OT course, I cant say it is mten- three osteopaths
tional on the part of the department
of justice," he declared, "but some of HURANS HISS THE U. S. FLAG
us ttunuus iuuk rt'uiarKaoiy as ll iavor-1
itism was being displayed in the selec- Feeling Against Yankee Nation Grow
nun oi me comoniauons to De mves-1 jng n Havana.
usaicu aim iu uie maimer OI auaCK. Havana Oot 24. Thf antl-Amprirnn
it is inevitable mat tne man who fo1nn 5 Tirana i crrr-w T),, o
does things is the man who is in the thorItlea have doubled the guard over
puouc eye, ana u aaacK upon mm ai- the armv toresouses and other Amer
ajs wm wm puoiicuy. it is remark-
itcsvi.Ts ov n.vi.i.oox n cre.
from In air
Ualloon Landed. St.L. li.m.
Pommern, Asbiiry Park. S-S0 40:00
slo de France.. .Hubertsville.. ST0 44:00
Dusseldoif Little Creek.
merii-a I'atuxrnt ...
St. Louis Westminster.
Aberoron Manassas ...
Anjou Louisa Co
nited States. .Caledonia ...
Lotus II Memphis ....
able that the cases handled by the de
partment of justice always are tred
in the newspapers long before they get
into the courts
"Take the Northern securities case,
for instance. In that case the depart
ment prosecuted only the corporation
ican property. The stars and stripes
were hissed at the Xational theater, and
Murray Raymond, a prestidigitator,
was fined $50 because he remonstrated
with the audience for doing so.
Rash Act by Wyoming Citizen.
Iiramie. Wvo.. Oct 24. William
Iu the case of the Chicago packers Lepper, for 30 years a resident of this
who were prosecuted the department ,tv vpsierdav shot .Tnd charts w
t 1 !1. - 1 ' " .
.u:U iia uiuw noi omy at tne corpora- BramDieii three times in the head, and
nun, uui i us umciais as wen. ith.n hw ,yf h,a n pram.
wnnt HoneM.y r purpose. mell jg stlll alive but hi3 advanced aee
uive us Honesty or purpose and we is asainst his recovery.
will be satisfied. . Put men in charge j '
of the department who will take nol ' German Epworthians Meet.
action that is merely for the sensatio.i j St. Joseph, Mo., Oct. 24. The nation
that will follow, but will, act in telal convention of the German Epworth
interests of the general public." 'league opened here today.
Oreaient Kver Held.
St. Louis, Mo., Oct. 24. Proclaimed
as the most remarkable ballooning con
test in the history of the world aero
nautics, with every racing record bro
ken, the second international cup com
petition, which started from here Mon
day last, ended yesterday, with Ger
many accorded the winning laurels.
The finish of the race was the closest
and most exciting the followers of the
sport have ever known, the victorious
German balloon, the Pommern, which
landed at Asbury Park in the morning,
having but barely 10 miles the advan
tage of the French contestant, LTsIe de
France, second in the race, which de
scended during the afternoon at Hu
bert sville, X. J., a few miles from the
Atlantic coast and slightly northward
of Point Pleasant.
Amerieann FinlxU Fourth.
Another German balloon, the Dussel-
dorf, stands third In the race. Ameri
can entries are fourth and fifth, a third
German team is sixth, a French team
seventh, an American eighth, and the
English team abandoned the race at
Memphis, Ohio., where they descended
on account of the illness of one of the
The unofficial estimated air line
flight of the Pommern Is 880 miles and
that of LTsle de France is 870. The
Dusseldorf landed near Dover, Del., and
Is estimated to have covered 790 miles.
The official measurements will be com
puted at the geological survey of the
United States government at Washing
Only the proximity of the Atlantic
ocean stopped the wonderful flight of
the Pommern. The balloon could have
remained in the air many hours longer
eral hundred miles to its record but for
the expanse of water ahead.
Hnee anil Duration Keeorrin Ilroken
While losing the distance record and
possession of the cup, the French team
sailing Isle de France gained the lion
ors of the world's record for duration
or night. Starting from here at 4:10
p. m., central time, they landed yester
day at 1:10 p. m., eastern time, making
their time in the air just 44 hours. The
previous reeora was nours 5 min
utes, held by Count de la Vaulx of
The record of the international race,
set by the balloon United States in the
flight from Paris last year, was 402
miles. This was more than doubled by
tne rommern and the French balloon
In fact, but one of the nine contestants
in this year's race failed to exceed the
1900 record.. ,
Next. Content in Germany.
Germany having won possession of
the silver trophy, presented by James
Gordon Bennett, the race next year
wilt be in the home of the German Aero
club. Final possession of the trophy
rests with the club which, wins it three
Ilenehejr Airahip Winn.
Interest in the balloon contest did
not prevent yesterday's program at
Forest park. Sailing to windward and
return over a course measuring one
mile and a half from start to . finish
Lincoln Beachey of Toledo, Ohio, won
the dirigible balloon or airship race,
which marked the close of the St. i
Loftis Aeronautic carnival of 1907.
The prize was $2,000.
In his "Beachey airship," a cigar
shaped affair, propelled by a four cyl
inder gasoline motor, the winr.pr cov
ered the distance in four minutes and
Jack Dallas, in the "Strobel airship."
a sister craft to the Beachey, won sec
ond place, with a time record of s.:i
minutes and 10 seconds, while Captain
Thomas S. Baldwin of Xew York, in
the "California Arrow," was third, in
seven minutes and five seconds. A
fourth competitor, the "Comet," enter
ed by Charles Baysdorfer of Omaha,
Neb., and sailed by Horace Wild, did
not complete the first trial of the
course, the motor breaking.
BOY GETS $10,000
Russell Strafford Allowed Big
Damages Agains.t Republic
Steel & Iron Company
FOR LOSS OF , AN ARM
Liability Based on Violation of Child
Labor Law Suit Against Mer
chants is Begun.
Russell Strafford was awarded $10,-
000 damages against the Republic Iron
Iron & Steel company by the jury in
the circuit court this morning, for the
loss of his left arm and a finger of the
right hand as the result of an accident
at the plant in Moline. The company's
liability was based on the violation of
the state child labor law, in the em
ployment of a boy under 14 years of
age. The suit was for $25,000 damages
The evidence was concluded yesterday
and the ease given to the juryat 4;3Q
in the afternoon, but'lhe jurors did not
reach an agreement until 5 o'clock thil
morning, after spending the entire night
in discussing the suit.
XVuh Xot 14 Venrs Old
The plaintiff was hired by the com
pany through his father, then superin
tendent of the department. The father,
however, was not in charge' of the de
partment at the time of the accident
Major C. S. Riche Swings
Gates Before Vasf
GREAT PARADE HELD
Sixty Boats Enter New Wat
erway Governor .Oeneen
One of the Speakers.
Sterling, Ill.fe Oct. 24. (Argus Spe
cial) The feeder to the 'Hennepin
canal was officially opened here today
in the presence of 15,000 people, .peo
ple came from towns in a large radius
to swell the crowd. The Industrial
parade was, the feature of this morn
ing s program and was one of th
largest parades ever held in northern
Major Ittclie ttUieiatr.
This afternoon at 2 o'clock the gates
U) the feeder were, officially opened'
by Major C. S. Riche and a fleet of 60
beats passed through from Rock river
into the canal. The gates were opened
for the first time yesterday and six
feet of water was run into the feeder
to prepare the watercourse for today's
Governor Deneen peaka.
A program of speeches was carried
out following the opening of the gatei.
addresses being made by Governor
Deneen of Illinois, ex-Governor S. R.
Van Sant of Minnesota and other3.
The waterways commission and the
Chicago Commercial club were amonj
the other bodies represented.
Delegates Riled Because They
Lost Out at the River As
WANTED NEXT CONVENTION
Failure to Name St. Paul, and to Adopt
a Resolution, Results in Show ,
of III Feeling.
Minnesota delegates to the Upper
Mississippi River Improvement asso' ia-
The connection of the elder Strafford tion meeting at Moline left the city in
with the employment of the son was' a huffy mood yesterday, because tho
made the defense of the company, in day's session did not go according t5
instructing the jury. Judge Gest stated their wishes at all. The decision to
that it made no difference what con- hold the next meeting at Clinton, by a
nection the father had. the boy was en- vote of-10C to 85, was particularly eall-
titled to damages if the jury found that ing to the Minnesota members, who
ths( company had employed him or urged St Paul as the meeting place.
suffered him to remain at work for Then, too, the convention failed to en-
wages if he was under 14 years years dorse any local project of river im-
of age. The accident occurred Oct. 25 nrovement. and a resolution recommtnd-
last year, and the boy was not 14 years ing "the construction of reservoirs at
old until November. W. R. Moore rep- Lake Traverse and Bie Stone lake at
resented the plaintiff, and W. A. Meese the headwaters of the Minnesota river"
and C. E. Dietz the defendant company, was lost in the committee. Effort on
Another Boy Seen. I the part of the delegates from the north-
This morning the case of Walter An- ern state to secure an amendment of
derson against Pierr & Co. of Moline, the report of the committee precipita-
for $10,000 damage for personal in: ted a heated, debate, surpassed only in
juries sustained at the New York store its warmth by the later contest for the
CH1SM BOYS FORFEIT
BOND IN FEDERAL COURT
Youths Fail to Appear for Trial on the
Charge of Robbing Post,
Earl and Roy Chism, the former
Bloomington, 111., boys who were ar
rested on the charge of committln
several robberies in this county lajt
winter, including that of the postof-
fices at Coal Valley and Reynolds,
have jumped their bond in the federal
court at Peoria. They were to hav;
appeared Tuesday for trial but did not
do so and . in their place came their
brother, Walter, who informed -th'?
court that the accused youths had not
been home for two months and he did
not know where they were. Thei'-
bond was $1,000 each.
in Moline Aug. 28 last year. The plain
tiff was employed at the store, and en
tered the elevator. The elevator was
started and the young man'sleg was
caught and severely crushed. He sues
through his mother, Thida Anderson.
G. A. Shallbzerg and J. T. Kenworthy
appear for the plaintiff, and Jackson,
Hurst & Stafford represent the com
GRAND JURY CASE
AGAINST AN ACTOR
BOY ESCAPES SECOND TIME
Humane Officer Makes Report in Case
"I regret to report the boy has es
caped," was the substance of a tele
gram received by the Davenport offi
cers this morning", in connection with
the detention of Willie Washington, a
14-year-old colored, boy, and Is "a new
Girls Who Accuse Raymond Hitchcock
Give Depositions .Before the.
New York, Oct. 24 Raymond Hitch
cock, the star of ''The Yankee Consul,"
now playing at the Astor theater, was
summoned to the district attorney's
office yesterday and questioned con
cerning the allegations made by sev
era! young girls who have recently
been sent to- Institutions by the Gerry
society. The investigation is bein
conducted by Assistant. District Attor
ney Frank Garvan, who will lay all th
facts before the grand jury at the Fri
chapter in an interesting case. Willie
and undoubtedly would have' added sev- escaped from Matron Hill ot the" house
Drops Fairbanks for Taft.
Kansas City, Mo., Oct. 24. Walter
S. Dickey, chairman of the republican
state committee, in an interview yes
terday gave up hope for Fairbanks and
next session. -
Fall to dominate.
As a result of their chagrin over fall
ing to dominate the convention, the
Minnesota delegates failed to make a
nomination tor a state vice president.
and without either objection o ap-.
proval from the representatives of the
state, S. R. Van Sant was named, on
motion of J. B. Oaklcaf of Moline.
To Iloont Movement.
The association authorized President
Wilkinson to inaugurate a campaign of
education, and to secure the services of
a publicist to advance the work of the
association in river cities, and to make
the collections of assessments from the
different cities represented. This ac
tion was on recommendation of tho
ways and means committee.
The auditing committee's report
showed $3,SS5 receipts during tho year,
$2,72S.(J1 disbursements, -and a balance
on hand of $5,534.94.
Farmers' Institute Men Meet.
?Washingtoh,'Oct. 24. The executive
committee of the American Association
of Farmers' Institute Workers met hero
yesterday for a three days' session to
be devoted to a consideration of the fu
ture work and meetings of the associa
tion. The association Includes in its
membership the officials of all the state
and government boards of agriculture'. .
President's Son Leaves Crew.
Boston, Mass., Oct. 24. Theodore
Roosevelt, Jr., son of the president, has
quit the management ot the Harvard
declared that Taft is . now his choice, crew, declaring the work takes up too
'much of his time,
t ! 1