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FIFTY-SEVENTH YEAR. XO. 102.
THE ARGUS. FRIDAY. FEBRUARY 14, 1908. v-TEN PAGES.
PRICE TWO CEXTS.
House Committee Kills
Scheme for Consider
ation of Currency.
FOR HIS VERY OWN
A TYRANNY RULES
CZAR IN THE PLOT?
Speaker Cannon Seeking Na
tional Delegates He Can
Use Against Taft.
Former Governor Black of New
York Declares Political Trust
is in Power.
Good Reason to Relieve rie
Sanctionsthe Recent Slaugh
ter of the Jews.
MORE PAY FOR ARMY
Bill Will be Recommended Giv
ing Soldiers and Marines 27
Per Cent Additional.
Washington. Feb. 14. The house
committee on banking ana currency
today tabled ail propositions to ap
point a commission to consider the
currency questions. It was agreed the
Fowler bill should be taken up Mon
day and considered with a view of re
Mure ray for Knllteri Men.
Washington. Feb. H. The house
committee on military affairs today
agreed to recommend an increase of
pay for enHstod men in the army and
marine corps of approximately 27 per
Clay Score the Hill.
Washington, Feb. 11. Senator Clay
of Georgia spie on the Aldrich bill
in the senate today. He scored the
bill and declared it was wrong and
vicious and would give no relief to
the south and west. He contended it
simply enlars'jd the powers of na
tional banks, and that congress was
relinquishing I he sovereign right to
issue and circulate money which it
ought never do.
I rurw Minority I'liin.
The pian of the minority in the sen
ate for the government to issue $300,
000,000 in treasury notes and to use
them in carrying on the government
to that they find there way into tiade,
was advocated by him.
Milken (ieml Church I.omm.
Washington, D. C. Feb. 14. The
senate finally passed the bill making
an appropriation of $404.oO:', to be
paid to the archbishop of Manila as
representative of the Roman Catholic
church in the Philippines, in full sat
isfaction of all claims against the
United States, being damage to church
property by reason of the occupation
by military forces.-
MARSHAL PERRY IS
TOLD TO DO DUTY
Fairbanks, Alaska, Officer Ordered to
Show No Tenderness Toward
Fairbanks. Alaska, Feb. 14. Marshal
Perry yesterday received the following
from the department of justice: "Mili
tary force ordered to Fairbanks. Mean,
time your duty to protect law abiding
citizens without tenderness to law
breakers. Department expects you to
use all necessary energy to preserve
order. Arrest leaders in any attempt
at intimidation. Those molesting Rus
sians must be arrested, using such
force as necessarv to. accomplish pur
pose." (Sinned) "BOXA PARTE." '
Everything was quiet yesterday.
MAY JWT DEFEND
rt Comply. Cas .Against
lor Alleged Violation of
Trust for Alleged
the Anti-Trust Law,
New York, Feb. 14. The govern
ment's suit against the American To
bacco company for the alleged viola
tion of the Sherman anti-trust law
was completed today and adjournment
1akcn to the 25th to give the defend
ant opportunity to decide whether it
will put in a defense.
Tyler, Texas, and Points in
Mississippi Reported to
Dallas, Texas, Feb. 14. Reports
were received here today that a cy
clone struck Tyler, Texas, early today
Several persons are reported killed.
Mobile, Ala., Feb. 14. A special
from Mossvllle, Miss., says a tornado
struck that place early today, killing
two negroes and Injuring several oth
ers, also a whits woman. Unconfirm
ed reports are reaching Mobile of dam
age by storms in the vicinity of Hat
tiesburg. Miss. All wires are down in
SCHEME GiVEN PUBLICITY
Frames Up an Arrangement to Give
Federal Employes Power to Choose
in the Twenty-first.
Springfield, 111., Feb. 14. (Argus
Special) It was learned today the
method ofc. choosing delegates to the
national convention which was plan
ned to give Cannon control in the
Twenty-first district is illegal under
the terms of the call of the national
Springfield, 111., Feb. 14. A scheme
to carry off a set of national delegates
that can be delivered to an anti-Roosevelt
candidate in case "Uncle Joe"
Cannon fails to land the presidential
nomination was set in motion yester
day. The republican congressional com
mittee of the Twenty-first district the
Springfield district met at Litchfield
and framed up a method whereby Can
non will be able to pick two national
delegates that will not only vote for
him as "favorite son" choice, but that
will repose quietly in his vest pocket
until he trades them off to a reaction
ary. Oevlce Im Simple.
The device by which this is to be
accomplished is simple. The congres
sional committee decided to . issue a
call for a congressional convention to
be held at Litchfield March 18, to se
lect the two district delegates to the
national conclave in Chicago. The del
egates to this congressional conven
tion are to be picked by a coterie of
three men in each of the four coun
ties in the district. The. chosen three
consist of the chairman of the county
committee and the two congressional
committeemen from each county.
Controlled by t'nnnon.
Of the congressional committeemen
some are postmasters; some are bank
receivers, while the rest are closely
affiliated with the holders of federal
jobs. Thus 12 men, the big majority
of whom are under the control of the
Cannon forces, will have power to
pick the congressional convention, and
the rest is easy. It simply consists in
selecting a convention that will vote
for such delegates as "Uncle Joe"
The action at Litchfield was taken
despite the fact that the republican
state committee is to hold a meeting
at Springfield Tuesday to determine
the manner in which delegates to the
state and congressional conventions
shall be elected.
Plan Others Fnvor.
The plan most generally favored is
to let the county committee pick dele
gates to a state convention that can
split up into congressional district
conventions and pick district delegates
to the national meet.
The arguments in favor of this are
that it will be unwise to incur the ex
pense of holding a special set of pri
maries, inasmuch as nottiing 'but na
tional delegates are to be chosen.
Then, too, as there is no primary law
on the statute books until July 1, it
would be easy to revive the old soap
box methods. If the work ofselect
ing the national delegates is placed
with the party committees the leaders
believe it should go to the county or
ganizations, they being the largest and
most representative bodies in the iar
Speaker's Idea Opposite.
The Cannon Idea, as exemplified in
the action at Litchfield, is the exact
opposite. For, so far as the congres
sional convention of this district goes,
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bangamon county, three others will
pick the 12 from Macoupin county.
three others the 10 delegates from
Christian, while another three will
pick the 9 from Montgomery county. .
One feature of yesterday's bit of po
litical porch climbing was its sudden
ness. The politicians here who are
not tied up with the federal element
have not recovered yet from the start
the news gave them.
SITS ON LIMB; SAWS .IT OFF
August Tenpound of Kewanee May
Not Survive Effects of Fall.
Kewanee, 111., Feb. 14. August Ten
pound, while engaged In trimming
trees in his yard yesterday, sawed off
the branch on which he was sitting.
From the 25 foot fall to the frozen
groundN he suffered internal injuries
from which he may not recover.
STATE SENATE BALKS BILL
Making of Booze in West Virginia
Will Not Be Stopped.
Charleston, W. Va., Feb. 14. The
proposed constitutional amendment to
prevent the manufacture and sale of
liquor in the state, except for scien
tific and medical purposes, which pass
ed the house, today was defeated in
Police Guard Home of
Henry S. Snow, Brook
lyn, in Vain.
NOT IN HOUSE AT ALL
Telephone Official Indicted for
Larceny A. C. Tisdelle Sur
renders at Chicago.
New York, Feb. 14. After watching
the home of Henry S. Snow, former
treasurer of the New . York & New
Jersey Telephone company, all night
to make sure he did not disappear, the
Brooklyn police today-" attempted to
serve a warrant upon Snow, only to
find he had not been home since yes
terday afternoon. Snow was indicted
by the grand jury today on a charge
cf grand larceny.
Tisdelle Gives I p.
Chicago. Feb. 14. A. C. Tisdelle, the
banker for whose arrest a warrant
was sworn out yesterday, surrendered
himself to the police today. The
charge against him is receiving de
posits after lie knew his bank was in
FOR ANOTHER ROAD
Chicago, Cincinnati & Louisville Line
Heavily in Debt and Unable
to Pay Its Way.
Indianapolis, Ind., Feb. 14. On rep
resentation of George A. Femald &
Co., bankers of Boston, the Chicago,
Cincinnati Louisville railroad was
placed in the h;;nds of a receiver yes
terday afternoon. - The railroad is
known as ' the s.ort Tine Tet weeii Chi
cago and Cincinnati, 285 miles. Com
plaint shows '.he banking firm holds
$250,000 of the company's bonds and
holds $3S0.000 nore as collateral se
curity for loans. The bankers declare
there is a floating debt of $1,750,000
outstanding and that the property is
incumbered with mortgaged lines ag
gregating $7,000,000. Many smaller
claims are overdue and the company
is threatened with suits which could
tie up Its property and interfere with
the conduct of its business
Will Ask for a Receiver.
New York, Feb. 14. State Attorney
General Jackson announced today he
has decided to ask for the appoint
ment of a reviver for the Mutual Re
serve Life Insurance company.
Freeport, 111., Feb. 14. Rev. F. W.
Emerson, pastor of the First Christian
church of Freeport and a widely
known temperance worker, has invited
the Freeport Liquor Dealers' associa
tion to occupy his pujpit Sunday even
ing, Feb. 23. Freeport is in the throes
of 'an anti-saloon war. Dr. Emerson
has announced a sermon for next Sun
day evening In "The Church Against
the Saloon and Why." He has in
vited the Liquor Dealers association
to attend in a. body and has included
the privilege of making a reply tha
following Sunday evening from his pul
pit. It is understood that the saloon
keepers and brewers will accept both
First l,ocnl Option Cane Decided.
Duquoin, 111., Feb. 14. One of the
first local option test cases in the
southern Illinois courts was disposed
of yesterday in the Perry county court,
resulting in the conviction of nine for
SNELL DECLARED A PARANOIAC
"SUBJECT TO AN EXAGGERATED EGO
Clinton. 111.. Feb. 14. In, the Snell
trial yesterday a hypothetical question
of 2,800 words was read to Dr. Archi
bald Church of Chicrgo, an alienist,
The question dealt mainly with the
unsigned letters attributed to Mrs.
Church was asked whether,, in his
opinion, if a man received such letters
and mad .notations found on . them,
such as ''the bent letter she had ever
written'., and "very important" and
"this is .a swfcet one." he could be
considered sade. The question also
, recited( Snell's, alleged dislike for his
SHAFTS FOR THE PRESIDENT
Scathing Denunciation of Administra
tion by Man Who Nomi
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Boston, Feb. 13. Farmer Governor
Frank S. Black of New York and Con
gressman Henry T. Blnnon of Ports
mouth, Ohio, were th principal speak
ers at the annual dinner of, the Home
Market club, a leadute high tariff re
publican organization .held at the Ho
tel Somerset last night.
Mr. Black reviewed the business
situation of the country, and, although
he did not mention President Roose
velt by name, much of Siis address was
a criticism of , the administration,
which he held partially responsible for
the depression. The former governor.
referring to William J Bryan indirect
ly, said that he and the president
were engaged in "rivalry to see who
can say the most and worst."
Tyranny Over Nation.
Referring again indirectly to Pres
ident Roosevelt. Mr. Black said:
"Great as the danger has become from
corporate abuses, that danger is in
visible compared with that which will
arise if you enlarge aaid incorporate
all the functions of yojtir government
i and place all the stock in a single
, name. The most tyrannical trust in
.existence today is the trust in politics.
There never has been, in the history
of this country, a bossism -so despotic
and unscrupulous as that which con
frols you now. It has already reached !
that appalling stage where it is sought
to fill the highest elective office in the
world by executive appointment with
out even the safeguard of a confirma
tion by the senate."
i NICARAGUA HAS 'RATIFIED
Will Abide by the Findings of the
Washington, D. C, Feb. 14. Nicara
guan Minister Corea last night receiv
ed a cablegram from President Zelaya
announcing that the congress of Nic
aragua had ratified all th treaties and
conventions entered into' by Jhe Cen
tral American peace congress held re
cently in Washington. In conforming
with the action of the peaca congress
creating a Central American court of
justice, Zelaya has appointed the Nica
raguan members of the court.
MORE SUFFRAGISTS IN JAIL
London Police Lock Up Mrs. Park
hurst, Leader of the Fanatics.
London, Feb. 14. Mrs. Parkhurst,
the well known leader of the woman
RlifFrnmctc inH nthor ftAlrnrafoc tr ihf
organization, were arrested yesterday
when they attempted to make a dem
onstration in the house of commons,
and all went to jail today forya term
of six weeks rather than give sureties
for their good behavior.
mer saloonkeepers of this city who
have been dealing in temperance
drinks since the local option law be
The case was argued for two days
and the decision was in the nature of
a compromise.' The defense pleaded
guilty on one count and each was as
sessed a fine of $20 and costs.
The case against the bottling de
partment of the Duquoin Utility com
pany will be appealed to the supreme
court at the 'May session and the for
mer saloonkeepers who were charged
witji similar violations of the law will
abide by the decision of that court.
and tn the meantime have agreed tt
close their temperance drink establish
iiNiNMlppi Dry Act Passea.
Jackson, Miss., Feb. 14. The senate
yesterday passed the statutory prohi
bition bill by 36 to 4." C he bill is ef
fective Dec. 31. The house passed it
several days ago. '
son, Richard Snell, and his lavish gift
to Mabelle Snell McNamara of Kansas
City, his favorite grndniece. Church
said he considered Snell a paranoiac,
subject to an "exaggerated ego."
Goes to Florida. ',
Champaign, 111., Feb. 14. Mrs. Lau
ra Hamilton of Snell case notoriety
boarded a train here two weeks ago
and said she was going to Florida. At
the Alpha Chi Omega house it was de
clared Mrs. Hamilton was gone. Her
whereabouts are known to her close
friends, but they refuse to speak.
Results of Rule.
BRYAN IS FAVORED
Sharp Fight for . Delegates at
- Large to the National
Meeting at Denver.
Milwaukee, Wis., Feb. 14. When
the democratic state convention to se
lect delegates at large to the national
convention at Denver met this after
noon E. A. Kvans of Baraboo was
made permanent chairman. The com
mittee on resolutions presented its
It reaffirms allegiance to the time-
honored "principal of Jeffersonian de
mocracy and declares hostility toward
the sham and hypocrisy of the republi
can national administration. It charges
the appalling abuses disclosed in the
recent message or tne president are
the direct results of the long contin
ued reign of the republican party in
national affairs. The concluding para
graph of the report says
"We declare we are unanimously
and unqualifiedly in favor of that great
commoner, William Jennings Bryan
as the next democratic candidate for
president of the United States, and
we hereby instruct our delegates to
the national democracy convention at
Denver to vote for Bryan as the nom
inee for president, first, last and all
Outcome in Doubt.
Before the business of selecting four
delegates at large was reached, ' the
situation regarding the slate to be
named a'as. stilL- problematical. It
wasv generally conceded, however,
State Chairman H. H. Manson . and
Congressman Charles H. Weisse would
be chosen as two delegates. There
were half a dozen candidates for the
two remaining honors.
Adopted by RIhIdk Vote,
The report of the committee on res
olutions was unanimously adopted by
rising vote, and the convention then
proceeded to place in nomination can
didates for delegates at large.
Milwaukee, Wis., Feb. 14. The fol
lowing delegates at large were elected
Charles H.Veisse Sixth coression.
al district; Herbert H. Manson, Wau-
sau; John A. Aylward, Madison, and
Melvln A. Hoyt, Milwaukee.
GRAND OLD MAN OF
Deputy Fire Chief Kruger of New
York Drowned in Basement Tank
While Fighting the Flames,
New York. Feb. 14. Deputy Chief!
Charles W. Kruger, known for many
years as the "Grand old man of the
fire department," lost his life today
while leading his men in a desperate
fight against flames iri Canal street
W?hile working his way cautiously
through 'the celler filled with smoke
and gases Kruger plunged through a
trap door into a sub-basement filled
with water. He w'as dead when taken
out, but in -the few minutes which
elapsed between the time the old man
tell and his body was drawn out, rnore
than a score of men had risked their
lives in an effort to save their leader.
Kruger was 57 years old and had been
a: member of the' department 30 years.
HOLMES AND M00DYTHE0NES
Identified as the "Supreme Justices
Who Fear Burial Alive. '
Washirgton, Feb. 14. It-Is under
stood that the justices of the supreme
court of the United States alluded to
bv Dr. John Dixwell of Harvard uni
versity as having 'asked him to prom
ise tests to prevent them being buried
alive, are Justices Holmes and Moody.
Both are graduates of . Harvard and
both know D. Dixwell very well.'
AVENGER. OF LINCOLN DEAD
Was One of Band That Captured J
Chicago, Feb. 14. Colonel Andrew
Wendell, who was a member of the
band of soldiers which captured J.
Wilkes Booth after the assassination
of President Lincoln 'died here yes
terday. - ' ..
Three Cars at utica.
Utica," N. Y . Feb. 14. The three
loaillnir eara In tho Kor Ynrk-tn-Parf
- w.v-t." t - " m - " ' -----
' I automobile tour reached here at 12:45.
WORD COMES TO GERMANY
Said to Have Promised Pardon to
Those Sentenced and Acts Bear
Out the Statement.
Berlin, Feb. 14. Startling allega
tions of the czar's complicity in the
programs which for the last two or
three years have led to the massa
cring of hundreds of Jews in various
parts of Russia have reached the Ger
man Jewish Relief league from what
are believed to be trustworthy sources.
Sentence Not to Be Enforced.
It is stated that at an audience he
granted recently to Count Konownitz-
yns, leader of the Odessa branch of
the "Genuine Russians' union," the
czar said: - -'
"It is true the courts, in accordance
with the strict letter of the law, have
had to convict fcertain leaders of the
tmtl-Jewish mobs, but I give you my
Imperial word that none of the sen
tences against these heroes shall be
Policy In Accord with Speech.
The czar's policy has accorded per
fectly with his speech. He has issued
pardons by the wholesale, within a
short time, to men convicted of lead
ing anti-Semitic outbreaks.
Men recently on trial for organizing
nroerams m urscna snouiea 10 ene
judges: "Sentence us to anything you
please; the czar is our protector."
MAY WHEAT GOES
DOWN TO DOLLAR
Lowest Price for 1907 Crop Dus
Record Imports from Argen
Minneapolis, Feb. 14. May wheat
thrs morning sold at $1 on the local
exchange, the lowest price of the 1907
crop. Shipments from Argentine, the
principal cause for the decline, amount
ed to 7.500.000 bushels. This is the
largest export movement ever record
ed from that country.
BLAZE ADDS TO HARD LUCK
Heath & Milligan, Defunct Paint Firm.
Has Fire at Chicago.
Chicago, Feb, 14. Hard luck, which
has pursued Heath & Milligan, paint
manufacturers, for the last year, ad
ministered another blow last night
when fire started in the five story re
tail store and office building of the
firm at 172 Randolph street. An ex
plosion on the first floor preceded the
fire, which .nay have been caused by
spontaneous combustion. The dam
age on the stock and building will not
amount to more than $20,000, but the
fire will complicate the firm's already
involved affairs. It was only last Sat
urday that the firm went into the
hands of receivers with $l,300,Ono in
liabilities and not more than $1,000,000
on a maximum estimate, in assets.
Fire at Buffalo.
Buffalo. X. Y., Feb. 14. Fire early
today did a quarter of a million dam
age to the plant of the Buffalo Courier
company's general print shop.
YESTERDAY IN CONGRESS
Washington, Feb. 14. Following are
in brief, the prrceeding8 of the two
houses of congress yesterday as taken
from the official records:
SENATE The senate discussed the
law Koverninjr the reserves of national
banks, that subject beincr hrougrht up
by Senator Rayner. The criminal code
bill also was a subject of discussion
Senator Olavton and others securing
the. substitution, of the old law instead
of the proposed revised sections, which
will effectually prevent intoxicating
liquors beini? sent through the mails
into "dry" states or counties. The sen
ate at :20 p. m. adjourned unttl today.
HOl'SE General debate on the legis
lative appropriation bill was brought
to a close In the house. Several speech
es were made on the issues of the day
the most notable being by Champ Clark
of Missouri. Other sneakers were
Rainey. Illinois: Tirrell. Massachusetts
lillett. Massachusetts, and Hammond,
Indiana, all of whom discussed various
phases of the tariff question. At 5:03
the house adjourned until today.
STAGE CAREER- FOR RAISULI
Notorious Moroccan Bandit to Appear
to London Show.
.London, Feb. 14. Raisuli, the Mo
roccan bandit,' who captured and held
for ransom an American citizen. Ion
Perdicarls. and later the Caid Sir
Harry McLean, has been engaged to
appear at the Hippodrome in an eques
trlan powder play show. The consent
of the foreign office has been obtained.
Veterinarians at Monmouth.
Monmouth, TIL. Feb. 14. The Mis
sissippi Valley Veterinary Medical as
sociation held its annual meeting here
yesterday. Dr. J. M. Wright of Chi
cago. state veterinarian, and Dr. L. C
Tiffany of Springfield, former assistant
s rinU hnJ ninn An
c laLC icicuuaiiau, uau (fiavD VII luc
Concert of Powers on
at an End.
GERMANY PULLS OUT
Quarrel With Austria Over
Railroad Concessions Reo
pens Eastern Question.
London, Feb. 14. What is practic
ally a break-up of the European con
cert on the Macedonian question has
come as a shock to the chancellories
of the continent and England. The as
sent of Germany to the management
of Moroccan affairs by France, the
conclusion of agreements to maintain
a status quo hi the Mediterranean,
and the opening of negotiations look
ing to treaties that would accomplish
a similar purpose with recard to the
North sea to make the possibility of
differences arising among the powers
Itomb Thrown Into Camp.
Conferences of the ambassadors at
Constantinople also appeared to be
going on smoothly, when a bomb was
thrown into camp by the announce
ment made by Maron Marshal von
Bierbcrstein, the German ambassador,
that Germany would no longer act with
the other powers in insisting that Tur
key constnt to their demands.
As td' the cloud that has arisen 'be
tween Russia snd Austria Hungary
over projects .'or railroad extensions
in Macedonia of the latter state and
the right of Austria Hungary to secure
a concession for the Novipazar rail
road line, are recognized in Bngland,
but it is contended the present time
is inopportune for the raising of this
May Open 'Whole (locution.
Ij is now said the official breaking
up of these international understand
ings will aggravate the Macedonian
question, and reopen the whole near
east problem, and start a contest for
railroad concessions which may lead
to serious results and enable Tuikey
to postpone reforms for which the am
bassadors have been working.
Foster M. Voorhees, Former
Governor of New Jersey,
AS BANKlH' LIFE OFFICER
He and Frank G. Combes Accused o
Aided in Keeping $20,000 from
New York, Feb. 14. Indictments.
charging with perjury Foster, M. Voor-
hees, formerly r.overnor of Xew Jer
sey, and Frank G. Combes, were yes-
erday afternoon handed Judge Dow
ing in the criminal branch of the su
preme court by the special grand jury
impaneled to handle financial cases.
The perjuries named in the indict
ments were alleged to have been com
mitted while Voorhees and Combes
were respectively president and rc
retary of the Bankers' Life Instil Jice
company. The two men have not been
with that concern for some time.
Said to Have FaUified.
It is charge! that Voorhees and
Comh.es in returning a report of the
insurance company in 1904 to the state ,
department, swore that certain divi
dends, amounting to $20,000. were not
due certain stockholders of the com
pany, thereby, it is alleged, making a .
false report to the department.
The Banker' Life is novr out of
business. It as reorganized in 1904,
and the new t-fficers. It is said, dis
covered the alleged irregularities
charged in th indictment.' The mat
ter came to the attention of the state
insurance commissioner and then to
the district attorney.
WAR ON UNIONS
Members Indicted at New Or
leans For Alleged Viola
ting of Anti-Trust Laws
New Orleans, Feb. 14. The federal
grand jury today indicted representa
tives of practically every, labor anion
in New Orleans, charging them with
violating the Sherman anti-trust law.