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FIFTY-SEVENTH YEAR NO. 34-.
THE ARGUS. TUESDAY. NOVEMBER 26. 1007; TEN PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
STATE SENATE HASTENS
TO UNDO ITS ODIOUS WORK
BEAT OFF ARABS TRIES TO GUT
NEAR FINISH LINE
MORE EXPERTS HOLD MRS.
BRADLEY WAS DERANGE
Fierce Two-Days' ' Attack . of
French Camp in Algeria Re
sults in Heavy Losses.
Edward Payson Weston Due to
Reach Chicago Postofficeat
Allen Deep Waterway
Bill Reconsidered and
Special Message Has Immediate
Effect State's Interests
Springfield, 111.. Nov. 20. (Argus
Special.) Following the reading of
Governor Dencen's special message to
the legislature this jnorning asking
that the Allen deep waterway bill de
claring the Desplaines river a naviga
ble stream, instructing the governor
and atlorney general to prevent, the
obstruction of the stream by the con
st ruction of dams, unless with the ex
plicit authority of the legislature, the
senate reconsidered its previous action
and passed Allen's bill with the emer
gency clause attached and the bill,
having previously passed the house,
goes to the governor for his signature.
It is a decided victory for Governor
MiiMt It e urn IntrrrHl.
The senate also passed the bil re
quiring the state treasurer to return
to the state treasury the interest wnlch
he may receive from any moneys, the
property of the state, which is on de
posit in any banks.
Ivtory for Cannon.
The friends of Congressman Joe
Cannon won a victory in the confer
ence committee on the Oglesby pri
mary election bili today. When lite
committee this morning, the republi
can members of the house conferees
receded from the position which they
had taken yesterday and voted with
the senate republicans to eliminate
from the provisions o the bill the elec-1
i.on or presnienua electors ami ne-, """7 .-- . 14'V , I "!'"', the Castro" government since it came
gates to the national convention. The.but left -$l.:0i in gold coin In their i,llt) tr
trustees of the University of Illinois
were eliminated yesterday.
lrovllon of Hill.
The bill as it now stands provides
that the precinct committeemen shall
constitute the county committee and
that the county committee shall se
lect delegates to the congressional and
state conventions, the congressional
conventions to choose district dele
gates to the national conventions and
the state conventions to choose dele
gates to the national convention. ,
f Itrlutrd to Water l'fr.
(inventor Dencen's message to the
legislature related to the conservation
of water power as Incident to the con
struction at public expense of the pro
posed deep waterway involving the ex
penditnre of $20,000,000. He says in
order to secure the approval of the
constitutional amendment by the peo
ple it is essential that the water power
developed by the expenditure of $20.
Onfl.000 should be owned and controlled
by the state, so the state may be re
couped for its expenditure and a fund
created for the ' further development
and extension of the Internal water
way' system, and that the development
Is not to be unnecessarily complicate:!
by Questions of private ownership.
Take laaur with Strait.
The governor from the outset takes
issue with the recent opinion given by
Attorney General Stead who held that
the rights granted the Economy Power
company at Dresden Heights on the
Desplaines river constitute a valid
lease for 20 years, at least. In fact.
practically the entire message is a sue
cession of citations from the various
, enactments ot the United States con
gress and the state legislature bearing
upon the navigability of streams, the
power to convey water power rights
to private parties, and the decisions
ol the courts -Interpreting the same
f:iiral f 'nmaduNloaa Itcnrhril.
The' general conclusions 'reared
That the Desplaines river is in fact
navigable and has been so regarded
by the legislature and the courts at
That the. state is within Its rights
and' would not conflict with the na
t'onal government in developing
' water power or providing for naviga
That the Illinois & Michigan canal
commission, exceeded Its powers when
it disposed of the state's rights to the
That the contract entered into 1$ in
valid on the ground of Insufficient com
pen sat ion
That the formal declaration of the
Desplaines river to be navigable by
the legislature would strengthen th
position of the state in -a contention
Continued on Pare ptx-J
Oldest of Rock
Dr. W. T. Magill Saturday Cele
brated 50th Anniversary of
ROBBERY BOLD ONE
Two Men Take $2,000 From
Clinton, III., Bank, Locking
Officials in Vault.
GO TO ROOM IN A HOTEL
Message Asking Release of Imprisoned
Men Leads to Pursuit and they
Leave $1,500 and Escape.
Bloomington. 111.. Nov. 20. The
State bank at Clinton .was robbed of
$2.(iufi at 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon '
by two men who locked the bank of-
Acials in the vault and tpoiirtlte
... ..... ....... m. ...flu ...r
room at tne notei in, tneir nuniea i
flight to get away from the officers.'
The bank closed, as usual, at 4
clock, and attaches were closing up
the day's business, when two men.
who entered by a rear door, drew re-
olvers. and commanded the bank of
ficials to hold up their hands. They
then ordered . President George Argo,
Cashier Murphy and Bookkeeper
oung to march into the vault, the
door of which then was closed. The
colored janitor was tied hamr-iid foot i
to a steam radiator. The money then
was placed in a valise and the men
walked out of the door they had en
tered and went to the Heniou hotel
md engaged a" room. .
tilvo Chic to Kolil.ery.
The robbers stopped in the hotel of
fice long enough to notify the operator
the telephone exchange to send
some men over to the bank, as three
men accidentally were locked in the
vault. They then" proceeded to their
room and were dividing the money
when the alarm was given. They
were I raced to tne noiei. umcers
rapped on the door for admittance,
whereupon the two men hurriedly
placed $7.".0 in bills in a valise, jumped
through a window to a shed below and
ran up an alley. When officers burst
open the door they found about $1,500
ii gold 041 the tajle. which the rob
bers had left. The three bank officers
were released from their prison and
the colored janitor untied.
Trncril to n Car.
The two men were traced to an in-
tprtirban car, which proceeded to4 this
city, but left the car at some point
south. Every town id central Illinois
has been notified, and as an. accurate
description of the robbers has been
sent out. their capture is predicted.
CHARGE STREET CAR
MEN WITH PLOTTING
Police Arrest Score of Strikers After
Riot Resulting from Attack
on Car at Louisville.
Louisville, Ky.. Nov. . 26. Over 20
members of the striking street car
men's union are In the county jail this
morning, being arrested last night In
a riot following an attack on aTenwh
avenue car. A number of men it is
alleged have confessed the attack was
a result of a carefull planned con
spiracy on the part of the -body of
strikers. More arrests will be. made
Trains Falls from Bridge.
Barcelona, NovV 20. An express
train from Valencia, with many pas
sengers on board," fell from a bridge
near here yesterday. Twelve persons'
were kiljed and 22 injured. I
' - ' i
1,200 TRIBESMEN ARE KILLED
Make Onslaught Without Regard to
Slaughter Still Fighting at
Maghnia. Algeria. Xov. 20. Tenl
thousand of the fiercest Bonis Nassen
tribesmen swooped down on the
French camp Sunday and were beaten
off with a loss of 1.200 killed. The
fighting continued for a long time and
was conducted on the part of the
tribesmen apparently with total dis
regard for their lives. At one time
the French infantry were in'danger of
being surrounded, but they finally dis
engaged themselves from their peril
ous position by a most brilliant charge'
of the Spahis. The rout of the Arabs
was completed by vigorous shelling by
the artillery. The French loss was
Art nt DtMcouruiteil.
The Arabs were not discouraged by
this severe repulse, but reformed their
forces and in addition directed their
efforts to rousing other tribes. The
fighting was resumed yesterday, and
the booming of cannon could be heard
throughout the afternoon. The results
of the battle are. unknown at present.
SPEAKER DIVIDES HIS TIME
Cannon Sees Alternately Dentist and
Members of Congress.
Washington. Xov. 2C. Speaker Can
non is dividing his time these days be
tween the dentist and members of the
house wiio are seeking committee as
signments. The afternoon are given
to the members, but while he listens
carefully to all of them he has not so
far made any promises. The speaker
is hopeful of completing his assign
ment before the Christmas holidays.
CHRONIC INSURGENT KILLED
. - y :
General Montilla has Fought Against
Castro Government Several Years.
Caracas, Venezuela, Nov. 20. Gen
eral Rafaal Montilla. known in tms
country for several years as a persis
tent insurgent and bandit, was am-
i bushed and killed last Friday at Bar-
.,., ,,.. arains.
DRAW LOTS IN PRESIDENT'S OFFICE
TO SETTLE SENATORIAL PATRONAGE
Washington. Nov. 20. The newest
method of dispensing federal patron
age was exemplified by President
Roosevelt yesterday. There la noth-
ing complex or intricate iu the process,
which consists in the simple expedient
of drawing lots or tossing a coin.
Senators Gamble and Kit tredge, both
of South Dakota, have been at swords'
points politically for a long time. They
are republicans, but each has sought
to eliminate the other from the stage
of politics with the result that while
both still are in the senate all federal
appointments have been tied up.
IrMldat' Joke Bran Fruit.
Senators Gamble and Kittredge met
in the president's office yesterday.
Neither knew the other was to be
here. That was part of Mr. Roose
velt's little scheme. He had written
a letter to each senator asking him to
be at the White house at the hour
named. " ,
"Now. gentlemen," said Mr. Roose
velt, when the greetings were over.
I trust you have left your guns- at
home. If you have not, please deposit
them on my desk."
Mr. Gamble started and entered a
disclaimer. Mr. Kittredge swiftly took
his hands out of his pockets . and
smiled. Mr. Kittredge always smiles
Khh Way Ont of Turmoil.
The president said other things.
While he talked he was doing some
thing with his hands just" beneath the
top of his desk. Senator Kittredge,
who occupied the position of vantage.
never took his eyes from those .busy
hands. Suddenly Mr. Roosevelt held
up his two closed fists.
"Gentlemen." he said. "I have deter
mined upon a simple method of set
tling your differences. In one hand I
hold a long piece of paper. In the oth
er hand I hold a short piece of paper.
SAILORS PLAY BASEBALL SUNDAY;
PRESIDENT DECLARED ANARCHIST
Xew York, Nov. 2C "President
Roosevelt and the United States gov
ernment are fostering anarchy," was
the startling announcement made by
Rev. Dr. Mutchler at the annual meet-
'"S of the International Sabbath alli-
anc.6 of which he Is president.
Briefs .have been prepared and pent
Former President of Bor
ough Bank of Brook
lyn May Die.
INQUEST OVER BARNEY
Head of Jenkins Trust Company
Arrested at New York
New York. Nov. 2C Howard Max
well, former president of the Borough
Bank of Brooklyn, attempted to com
mit suicide by cutting his throat with
a razor today He is expected to die.
Maxwell was indicted on the charge
of larceny and forgery.
I-'IuiIm U:trnc- u Suk-ldo.
New York, Nov. 20. The coroner's
jury which today held an inquest on
the death of Charles T. Barney. foi-J
met; president ot the Knickerbocker
Trust, company, found Barney commit
New York. Nov. 2C John Q. Jen
kins, Jr. .president of the Jenkins
Trust company, which closed its doors
a few weeks ago, was arrested today
on the charge of forger in the third
degree in making false entries in
books of the trust company. He plead
ed not guilty and was held in $10,000
tiold for Inited Statra.
London. Nov. 20. The United States
purchased 484,000 pounds of gold at
the Bank of England today.
Brian; C'tflnrtl Rapidly.
New York. Xov. -26. The Bank of
Montreal today engaged $1,000,000 in
gold in London for import. The Irving
National bank secured $250,000. .This
makes the total $S7.40O.00O. The New
York assay office has been shipping
more than $10,000,000 per week in
gold bullion to the Philadelphia mint
for the past two weeks were coinage
of metal Is being rushed. ,
Founders' Day at Harvard.
Y Cambridge, Mass., Nov. 2G. Found-
Whoever draws the long piece of pa
per shall have first choice in the aa-
polntment of public land officers In
South Dakota. There are 11 of these
officers to be appointed. The one who
draws the long piece' of paper shall
name six and the other senator mr.y
The president waved his closed fists
in the air.
I will give you first choice. Senator
Kittredge," ho said.
"Left, hand," responded Kitfredge.
Kittrrdse Wlaa Flnt I'rlc.
The president slowly opened the
hand indicated. A strip of white pa
per laid upon his palm. Then he open
ed his right hand. The slip of paper
that lay upon the right palm was
shorter than the other slip.
"lou win. Senator Kittredge," he
Senator Kittredge smiled. Senator
Gamble smiled, too, but it was not a
"The next number on the program,'
resumed the president, "is the selection
of two Indian agents."
Senator Kittredge watched the pres
Idential digits out of the corner of his
lou guess again. Kittredge," said
Mr. Roosevelt, as he brought his closed
fists Into view.
"Left," came from Kiltredge.
"No, it is Senator Gamble who is
left," cried the president.
VacaarleN Vaaiith Kant. N
And , so it went.. Senator Kittredge
won an auditor of the interior depart
ment and a bank examiner, while Sen
ator Gamble played the long slip for
an internal revenue collector and
The honors, however, were with Mr,
Kittredge, and he names the majority
of South Dakota federal appointees
to Washington and next ' week PresI
dent Roosevelt and Secretary -Metcalf
will have to put themselves on record
The denunciation lof the president
and government is based-on the fact
that sailors at the League island nav
yard were allowed to play baseball on
Sunday in spite of the protests of the
alliance. , .
OUTWALKS TEAM OF HORSES
Animals Exhausted at End of 50 Miles
and Driver is Forced to
Chicago, Nov. 2C. Edwin Payson
Weston started from Chesterton. Ind.,
on the last stage of his record break
ing journey from Portland, Maine, at
11 thin forenoon. He passed the morning-hours
1n resting at Chesterton, and,
according to present plans, he will ar
rive at the Chicago Beach hotel, seven
miles south from the center of the
city, at midnight: Hewill there rest,
thus completing the wafk to the Chi
cago postoffice, where the trip is to
end, before noon tomorrow.
The last stage of the journey whieli
brought Weston to Chesterton proved
the veteran pedestrian superior in en
durance to horses. The team which ac
companied Weston from South Bend
gave out after it had followed the
walker foy 50 miles. The animals
stumbled in the road and they could
not be induced to proceed further un
til they had been fed and allowed to
rest in a stable.
Hven .uto Ofdipanta Affwted.
The men in an automobile who ac
companied Weston fared nearly as bad
ly as -the horses. They were exhausted
as a result of exposure to the coid.
whl'.e Weston seemed to feel but little
the great strain of his great effort.
ers' day and the 300th anniversary of
the birth of John Harvard were cele
brated today at Harvard university.
Delegates from . alumni clubs of the
niverslty in all parts of the country
State's Evidence Aaainst Banker
Shown to Be incomplete in Cer
tain Important Details.
Chicago, Nov. 26. The cross-examin-
tion of Frederick W. McLean, former
cashier of the Chicago National oank.
ave the attorneys for John R. Walsh
pportunity to score several points
esterday. The most important came
heffthe explanation by McLean of
the reports to the Chicago Clearing
House association was excluded by the
court on the ground the former cashier
ad not personally made out these
documents. The objection by the de
fense came after McLean had testified
hat Walsh had directed him to treat
numerous memorandum notes or tne
bank as, direct loans to the parties
whose names were signed to them-in
the bank reports sent to the clearing
house and to the comptroller of the
Under cross-examination McLean ad
mitted the bank examiners were fanii-
iar with the notes and new collateral
on which they were based. He also
admitted he did not turn over the
cashier's checks to Walsh personally,
but gave them to the banker's private
bookkeeper. B. B. McKay. Previous
o McLean's appearance several men,
whose names were signed to memoran
dum notes testified such signatures
were unauthorized by them.
WORK OF Y. 7.1. C. A.
Secretary Believes It Will Help Im
prove Relations Between Em
ploye and Employer.
Washington, Nov. 2C Secretary
Oscar S. Straus spoke a,t the Y. M. u.
convention yesterday, taking as his
theme, "The Association and the
Workingman." He expressed the hope
that the association might bring about
closer relations between employer and
wage earner.' He said that there was
no lack of present day problems, but
that this condition was not because
here were more wrongs than In the I
past, for the rights or tne man were
never more jealously guarded. Retter
wages, said the speaker, are paid and
more comforts are enjoyed.
The secretary declared that rela
tions between employer and worker
cannot be measured by economic laws.
but must be determined by the high
principles of humanity.
Other speakers : included Christian
Phlldius of Geneva. Switzerland, sec
retary of the world's committee of trie
Y M. C. A.; J. H. Putterill,; general
secretary . of London, England ; . Rep
resentative Virgo of the national coun
cil of the Y. M. C. A. of Sydney, Aus
tralia, and Dr. Kumetaro Sasao of
Japan. - .
On Last Stage of ,
His Long Journey-
Edward Payson Weston. Aged Pe
destrian. Expected to Reach
DIET IS OPENED
Upper German House Ad
dressed by Chancellor Von
Buelow in Speech.
REFERS TO EXPECTED DEFICIT
Prepares Way for Bill Authorizing the
Government to Acquire the
Berlin, Nov. 20. The Prussian diet
was opened today. Prince von Buelow,
imperial chancellor, in the emperor's
absence, read the speech from the
throne. It stated the growth of per
manent expenditures had increased the
budget by over $25.0(10.000. The chan
cellor said a deficit is expected in the
current year owing to the increased
expense in railroad administration, and
that the government would have to re
sort to a loan for extending the rail
May Takr PoIInIi Etar.
The speech foreshadows a bill au
thorizing the government to acquire
the Polish estates by condemnation
proceedings under the law of eminent
domain. The measure is expected to
reopen agitation over the Polish ques
tion in an acute form. :
MAYOR BLOCKS GAS GRANT
Dubuque Executive Refuses to Sign
Dubuque, Iowa, Nov. 2C. Smarting
under the assertion that he is a "po
litical philanthropist," a. term applied
by George McLean, president of the
Key City Gas company, while on the
stand in a case at Cedar Rapids.
Mayor Schunk announced in a signed
statement yesterday that he would not
sign an extension of the gas company's
franchise. Some time ago the com
pany petitioned for a 10 year exten
sion of the present franchise. It was
granted by the council, but the mayor
refused to sigu unless compensation
was granted. McLean offered free
gas to the city between 1922 and 1932
Schunk then demanded Immediate
compensation and McLean refused
Yesterday the mayor announced that
negotiations are off.
ADAMS' BAIL IS $20,000
Aa Soon as Released It Is Expected
He Will Be Arrested.
Rathdrum. Idaho. Nov. 2G. Steve
Adams, the jury in whose trial for .the
murder of Fred Tyler reported a dis
agreement, was yesterday admitted to
baik' Ball was fixed at $20.0i0. At
torney Darrow. for the defense, an
nounced the bond would be provided
within a few days. It is expected as
soon as Adams is released on. this
bond he will be rearrested on a war
rant charging him with the murder of
Arthur Collins at Telluride, Colo., in
' Burglar Kills Business Man. ; was shipped yesterday by Mr. Vose.
Kalamazoo, Mich., Nov, 26. Horace Thls year's bird was raised by Jere
S. Davis, aged 53. a prominent busl-: miah H. Brown, it weighs 28 pounds,
ness man, was shot through the heart lis of the bronze variety, and has a mix
and killed by a 'burglar early today." 'ture of wild blood. "'
Important Testimony of
Alienists Closes Case
ONE ATTACKS BROWN
Or. Evans Called to Account by
the Court Rebuttal jBe- -gun
by the State.
Washington. Nov. 2C The trial of
Mrs. Bradley, charged with murdering
former Senator Brown, was resumed
today. The defense put on the stand
a new witness. Dr. I. Rich of New York
City.- Rich said he saw Mrs. Bradlev
the day of the shooting, and that she
looked "looney" and had an idiotic
Dr. Charles G. Hill of Baltimore, an
expert, was then called. Hill positive
ly stated on the date of the shooting
Mrs. Bradley was insane, and incapable-
of choosing between rinht and
Hill said he saw in Mrs. Bradley's
letters to Brown many evidences of
insanity, although the rhetoric and
handwriting were good. Insane peo
ple, he said, frequently wrote well.
Shot Klrril Intentionally.
In cross-examination Hill said in his
opinion Mrs. Biadiey intentionally thot
Brown, but her state of mind was such
that in her aberration she be'lie.-ed
she was doing the right thing as dis
tinguished from wrong.
When nni concluded his testimony,
Dr. Britron D. Evans, the insanity ex
pert, testified Mrs. Bradley was in
sane at the time she shot Brown aud
was not able to distinguish between
right and wrong.
Kvana In Dramatic
Evans' testimony was dramatic. He
spoke with a feeling of great sympa
thy for Mr. Bradley, and referred con
temptuously to Brown for his ill treat
ment which he said preyed on her
mind and unseated her reason." He de
clared Brown, by his own hand, had
destroyed the children wnlch he had
Krhukeil ty Judcr.
His reference to Brown was o
pointed that Judge Stafford admonish
ed him that Brown was dead and could
not answer for himself, and that, fur
ther. Brown was not on trial. Evans
was not cross examined. When Judge
Powers read extracts from torn letters
of Mrs. Bradley found in the hotel,
expressing love and devotion for
Brown, -Mrs. Bradley sobbed and wept
and nearly fainted.
At the afternoon session Mrs. Brad
ley was recalled to the stand, to re
ply to questions by the 'district attor
ney. She stated while she and her
husband cohabited she gave him , no
excuse for divorce. She was then ex
cused. The defense rested at 1:45
Son of Senator Witnea.
Max Brown, son of former Senator
Brown, was the first witness called for
the prosecution in rebuttal. Brown
testified to frequent visits to his fath
er's home of Mrs. Braniey and child.
Arthur. These visits continued until
the fall of 1901.
Vlaltrd Ilia Home.
After the disclosures of his father's
relations with Mrs. Bradley, Brown -said
Mrs. Bradley visited his borne on
Brlgham street several times and took
meals there. He strld he afterwards
saw his father and Mrs. Bradley sit
ting on a bed at the house on a ranch.
She stayed all night and left the next
Iiartoa On All Day.
Yesterday's session of the trial practic
ally was devoted to hearing the testi
mony of Dr. Wilfred H. Barton of the
medical department "of Georgetown
university; who said that Mrs. Bradley
was insane when she fired tne shot
that ended the .life of ex-Senator Ar
thur Brown. Dr. Barton was subjected,
to a severe cross examination by the"
district attorney, aided ny the govern
ment insanity experts. Dr. Smith Ely
Jellilje of New York and Dr. Edward
S. Brush of Baltimore. He proved to
be a good witness for the defense, and
his testimony showing his conclusions
as. to Mrs. Bradley's Insanity was un
shaken Send Roosevelt's Turkey. m '
Westerly, R. I., Nov. 26. Tier
i Thanksgiving turkey which Horace
I Vose annually sends to the President