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FIFTY-SEVENTH YEAR. NO. 195.
THE ARGUS, TUESDAY. JUNE 2, 1908. TEN PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
CONGRESSMAN LILLEY DECLARES
BOUTELL OFFERED A COMPROMISE
REPUBLICAN PLATFORM HAPPED
THE GREAT TRAPEZE ACT
OUT AT WHITE HOUSE MEETING;
WADE ELLIS NAMED TO WRITE IT
IN CONNECTION WITH BOAT PROBE
Issues Long Promised State-
ment Upholding Original
OWN SKIRTS ARE CLEAR
Insists Electric Company's
Profits Under Terms of;
Sale Were Big.
Waterbury, Conn., June 2. Con
gressman George M. Lilley, whose res
olution and charges in connection with
the so-called submarine boat scandal
resulted last week in a severe scoring
of the congressman by the Boutell in
vestigating committee, today gave out
a statement on the subject.
Incorporated in the statement is a
letter which declares two weeks be
fore the report of the committee de
nouncing Lilley was made, Boutell ex
pressed admiration for Lilley and en
deavored to effect an agreement where-
the committee might be compromised. I l Ange,es' June J'-The federal
The letter In which this allegation iS!6rand iurv yesterday returned a large
made is signed "E. W. Reisinger, M.
D.," and was addressed to Mrs.-Lilley.'
after the doctor had called upon Bon-'for
tell to explain that Lilley's physical
condition necessitated him leaving
Die Rather Than Withdraw.
The letter adds when the proposition
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iui a i-uiuiuouiibtt m& cameu 10 uney
by the messenger, the congressman
replied he would rather die than with
draw the charges, which he knew were
honest and square. Lilley says he still
believes the Electric Boat company has
received excessive profits in the sale (eastern cities and also on shipments of
of submarine boats to the government, J rice from San Francisco to local Cni
and declares he has not now and never nese merchants and on shipments of
did have any interest in any company
or affiliation with any . person engaged
i"" t-wiuirucung or Heiung 01 sub-
marine torpedo boats.
SESSION IS ENDED
Methodist Conference Closed
After Important Business
NEW RULE ON PROBATION
Amusement Clause Allowed to Stand,
Not Being Allowed to Come Be
fore Body for Discussion.
Baltimore, Md., June 2. At the con
cluding session of the Methodist con
ference it was resolved that changes
in the discipline and course of study
shall go into effect June 1, 1909.
The Judiciary committee recommend
ed that when charges of immoral con
duct may be made against a mission
ary bishop between - meetings of the
general conference, the board of for
eign missions shall appoint a commit
tee to investigate the charges and re
. port fully thereon to the next general
conference, and that when charges are
sustained the committee' may suspend
the accused until the next meeting of
the general conference.
Sew I'robntlon Rule. '
Under the new rule adopted, per
sons -may be received into church as
soon as they are recommended by the
official board or by the class leaders'
and stewards' . meeting, with approval
of the pastor. While doing away with
the old method, it also allows' for a
period of probation of any length that
may be deemed necessary.
A - resolution endorsing the move
ment begun by the Y. M. C. A. for the
establishment of a "mothers' day,"' to
be observed on the second Sunday in
May, was tabled. It was the sense of
the conference that there were so
many special observances that scarce
- ly enough Sundays were left for the
regular work of the church.
YIetory for Alleged Heretic.'
The general conference confirmed the
J report of the judiciary committee sus
taining the appeal of Professor Hinck
ley G. Mitchell, who In effect was de
clared a heretic by the . central New
York conference. A committee of the
central New York body Investigated
the .charges and reported Professor
Mitchell guilty. The report was adopt
ed by the annual conference, without.
it Is said, giving the accused man an
opportunity to defend himself. - Pro-
fe8sor Mitchell appealed to the judlci
ary committee of the general confer
ence, the report of which sustained
him on points of law, upon which alone
the judiciary committee is competent
to pass. '
AniuNPtnent Ciaaae Stand.
Among the important matters- that
failed of final action were the amuse
ment question and the matter of a time
limit on pastorates. Neither was per
mitted to come before the conference I
for discussion, hence the much talked
of paragraph 248 stands as it has been
without elimination of dancing and
other words suggested in the episcopal
address, and pastors may be returned
to their charges year after year as has
in recent j'ears been customary.
Hllift Aliened to Conference.
Assignments of bishops include:
Iowa conference, Bishop Quayle; Black
Hills, Mclntyre; Central German, Neul-
sen; Central and Illinois, Berry; Da
kota, Wilson; Des Moines, Spellmey-
er; Detroit, Erie and Michigan, Hamil-
ton; Minnesota, North Dakota, north
ern Minnesota, northern Swedish and
Norwegian-Danish, Wilson; Northwest
Iowa and Western Swedish, Spellmey-
er; Nebraska, Mclntyre; Southern Il
linois, Berry; Upper Iowa. Lewis.
SOUTHERN PACIFIC IS
INDICTED FOR REBATING
Los Angeles Grand Jury Includes Rail
road in Grist of True Bills Re.
number of indictments, including three
against the Southern Pacific company
alleged rebating in violation of the
Sherman anti-trust law.. Twenty-nine
counts were contained in the three in-1
dictments and specific instances were
cited cf alleged unlawful refunding of
charges to customers. The officials of
A.m .... I
me company were citea to appear in
court on June 15 and make answer to
une company is charged with re
j bating on .shipments of oranges and
pmnn from Rivprsirip C.! tn varinns
hides, from Texas and Arizona points
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seven additional indictments were
returned against various individuals in
connection with alleged land frauds in
the Imperial valley, San Diego county.
Three men in this city arid four others
living in different parts of the country
were indicted for using dummy entry
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rinc in DURriUlftb nUUSC
i wemy out urr by Flames When
Help Arrives on Scene. - I
xorK, june z. mre starting in
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me uaueuieuiHJi ivirs. Aiary Mooney s
boarding house in West Thirtieth
street early today completely cut off
the escape of 20 boarders. AVhen the
firemen arrived a young woman had
thrown herself from the roof to the
pavement and was dead. Several oth
ers were severely burned, and the up
per windows were crowded with men
and women, begging to be saved. The
firemen ' quickly extinguished the
INDICATES REPUBLICAN WON
Early Reports of Oregon Primary on
United States Senator Wrong.
Portland, Ore., June 2. Complete
returns from yesterday's election in
Multinomah county from 27 precincts
give Cake, republican, for the people's
choice for United States senator, a
lead of 27 over Chamberlain, demo
crat. These figures apparently upset
earlier estimates showing Chamber
lain's election by about a thousand.
OPENS SHIPBUILDING EXHIBIT
Emperor William Has Display of His
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neruu, June i. . ciiii.ei ur "imm
and the empress, accompanied by King
Gustav and Queen Victoria of Sweden,
pcuu me BUipuuiuiiis Hyusimuu
ucic iuuoj, xiLnci ui 11 uiiaui a ca-
hibit consists of a large number of
gold and silver nioders
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U1 l"c .""s l" "1UU'U ." "uittiis city . Saturday. . Sam Baldwin,
NEYADA GOES FOR BRYAN
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State Convention Scores the Aldrich-
Vreeland Currency Bill.
Carson, Nev, June ' 2. The demo-
cratic state convention early today
adopted a' platform endorsing Bryan
for the presidential nomination and de -
nounclng the Aldrich-Vreeland curren -
cy bill. ( , -' .. f
Alaska Produces $26,000,000 Gold.
Seattle, Wash., June 2. The Post-
Intelligencer, aftefc receiving reports
from all the points in the north, - esti
mates tne gold output for the coming
season in Alaska at $26:000,000. -
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UP FOR A NIGHT
Balloon Chicaao" That Stt
Out for a Record. Stops at
Clear Lake, S..D.
Powerful Aerial Craft Carried Three
Men Prepared to Make Week's
C I nilio Tuna Hfv r O T
taugh, wife of the balloon pilot, re
ceived a telegram today saying her
Leichlitor of Chicago, who ascended
I from Quincv Til.: in thp ballonn "PM-
casro" last evening had landed in
Clear Lake. S D.
. - urouicht' Down hv itain
clear Lake, June 2. The balloon
"Chicago," which ran into a heavy
rainstorm, dropped to earth six miles
soutnwest or uiear lane at 5 a. m
today. No one was hurt and the bal
loon was not particularly damaged.
It will be shipped to Chicago tomor
row. The balloon was in the air 11
hours and made an average speed of
5 miles an hour. Fifteen hundred
feet of the drop to earth was made in
Started at 6:05 P. M,
uincy, III., June 2. Charles A
j Coey of Chicago, Charles Leichliter,
a newspaper representative, and Cap
tain C. L. Bumbaueh of St. Louis left
this city last evening at 6:05 o'clock
in the balloon named "The Chicago,'
built especially for Mr. Coey. The
aeronauts were loudly cheered as the
balloon started on what they hope
will be a record-breaking journev
The starting point was the car yard
of the Dick Brewing company, near
the center of the city
Richard Cannon of Danville had in
tended being a passenger, hut backed
nit :if t pr tha. f rnnnnri t failnMo n nt
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I ff during the last two weeks at
A mpssafrp waa roivo.l lnot nlf
from QueeQ City, Mo., 93 miles west
of here that the baUoon .pagsed oyer
ttat city at 5.45 0-clock-
1 Sonic lit flood Gl
Assured that the saa mnnnfflofiirer?
1 of snrinsrneld had Tint, ttm nrrmpr lift -
mr - . f - w, v . w
ns capacity, tbe balloon was sent to
I brother of Cantain T. 8. Ttnldwln nf
Ww Vnrk tt-hnro ha la Viilltinv an
airship and two balloons of the United
states government, was induced to
supervise the inflation and ascension
The balloon has a capacity of '110.-
000 cubic feet and is CO feet in diam-
eter, and Mr. Baldwin expects to hear
j of. H remaining up a long time. The
1 basket of the car is cork lined - and
1 provided with hampers, in which are
I stored 4i week's prbvisions and all the
aooaratus necessary to a. well con-
ducted aerial vovae-e ,-.'nanln-
side of the basket were 2S batr of
sand, each weighing 50 nounds. Three
- 1 0f these were emptied in making the
start. , - ; -
I The balloon at once rose to an alU
SAYS (I. F. OF L
MAY RUN STATE
Official Intimates Mitch
ell May Take Field
Washington, June 2. Organized
labor and trade unionists of Illinois,
particularly, will play' a conspicuous
part in politics during the approach
ing campaign, according to a state
ment made here last night by Secre
tary Nockels of the Chicago Federa
tion of Labor.
Will ;lve DeeiMiun. -
. Nockels stated that at a meeting
of the Illinois States Federation iu
Springfield. June 14, John 'Mitchell, re
tired president of the United Mine
Workers, would tell the delegates
whether he would be willing to ac
cept .the nomination for governor of
that state. He predicted in the event
of Mitchell's acceptance be would be
elected governor on the labor ticket.
A FAILED BANK
Make Demonstration at Cleveland
When Doors of Institution!
Fail to Open.
Cleveland, 'June 2. Five hundred
infuriated Italians stormed the closed
doors of ' the private banking house
of Gaetano Liotta today and had it
not been for police interference would
have forced an entrance. As soon as
the doors of the bank failed to open
at the accustomed time this morning,
the bank, was surrounded by Italians.
The 'rumor flew fast and men, women
and children flocked to the place
where they had deposited their sav
ings. The crowd threatened to break
m 1 the doors and a riot call was
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ians. Uotta. it is said, cannot be
found. The total deposits do
amount to more than" f 30,000.
tude of 500 feet and sailed off in a
due westerly direction, thousands of
persons watching it pass out of sight.
On leaving here the aeronuts ex
pressed the - desire rto make' a new
world's record and hoped to be able
to remain in the air for 48 hours.
Heat Spoils Kaiser's Review.
Berlin, June 2. In the terrific heat
of 95 In the shade the kaiser find King
Gustav of Swedeir" reviewed the. troops
of 4:he garrison yesterday. Two hun
dredforty.-eight soldiers were prostra
ted and 500 of the spectators were- also
overcome by the sun. The kaiser short'
ened the review in consequence. -
Bush in New York World.
OLD LEADER DEAD
Ex. Senator James K. Jones of
Arkansas Passes Away at
HELD MANY. K&H0FICES
Chairman of the Democratic National
Committee Through the Campaigns
. of 1896 and 1900.
Washington, June 2. Former United
States Senator James K. Jones of
Arkansas died at his residence here
at 5:30 yesterday afternoon after an
illness of a few hours, aged C9.
Friday Senator Jones returned from
a visU to his daughter, Mrs. Leonora
Carrigan, ly Arkansas, and Sunday
JAMSS K. JCJTEa - ,
night was apparently enjoying good
health, although in the last few. years
he had been ill many times. Complain
ing slightly yesterday morning, "he re
mained in bed, and at 5:30 in the af
ternoon, died, the immediate cause of
death being ueart failure.
Senator Jones is survived by his
wife and three . children, Mrs. Carri
gan of Arkansas, Miss Sue Jones, and
James K. Jones, Jr., of this city. Sen
ator Jones will be burled in this city
and many of his former colleagues -in
congress, who have; not yet left the
city,-will remain to attend the funeral.
. Leading Pig-are. (or 30 Yean.
James JCimbrough -Jones, whose po
litical life was passed in the thickest
of all the big party fights In the Unl
ted States for 30 years, was born In
Marshall county, Mississippi, Sept 29,
1839. His parents moved to Arkan
sas when he Was a boy. They were
well to do and owned negroes.-
Senator Jones led two democratic
presidential campaigns. He was a con
federate veteranvAt the close of the
war he- retired to his plantation in
Arkansas until 1S73, when he took up
the practice of law. t . . ' . . V;
-He was elected to the state senate
in 1S73 and In 1877-was chosen presi
dent of that body.' ' - -. ,
; Taken Sea la Cirea.- rv, '. ' :
- He was elected to the 47th congress
and reelected to the 48th and 49th.
He was elected to the United States
senate to succeed James D. Walker
and took his seat March 4,. 18.5, and
was reelected in 1890 and 1897. His
term of service expired March 3, 1903.-
Senator Jones was a delegate to the
democratic national convention in 189C,
where he acted as chairman of the
committee on resolutions and reported
the platform. He , was subsequently
elected chairman of the national com
mittee and conducted the campaign.
Retained Lead at Kannaa City.
He was a delegate to the Kansas
City convention, in 1900, where, as
chairman of the committee on resolu
tions, he again reported the platform.
He was also retained as national chair
man. - .
Jones was defeated for the senate by
former Governor Clark of Arkansas.
General Ruller Dead.
London, June 2. General Sir Red
vers Henry Buller is dead.
General Buller entered the army in
GENERAL SIB ERDVEKS DULLER.
1858 and in 1891 he had risen to the
rank of lieutenant general. He became
weH known during the Boer war as the
man who relieved Ladysmith. In
April Buller contracted chills in Lon
don and this indisposition was follow
ed by a severe attack of jaundice and
Wuh Firt to Hear Telephone. I
" ChicngoJo( ' '2 Therflrs!5Ie3dn.ft'
hear the human" voice reproduced on
the telephone died yesterday in Lake
Forest, 111. William Hammond Hub
bard was that person. He it was whom
Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor law under the provisions of which
of the telephone, in the late 70's se-; harmless agreements among roercan
lected to aid him in making the tests tile associations which sees not to
of the scientific discovery that has rev
olutionized the world.
Owing to Mr. Hubbards modesty
only a few of his intimate friends and Such provision would exempt harm
relatives knew of the great honor that less acts of labor organizations.
had ben his. It would have continu
ed to remain a secret to the 'outside
world , but for Mr. Hubbards'. death. '
He was 50 years old. !
Mr. Hubbard was for years promt-'
nently identified with the business,
church and charitable affairs of Chi
cago. His death was the result of
long Illness that several years ago com
pelled him to retire from active life.
It was while he . was a student' at
Harvard that he was chosen by the
noted inventor to assist him in the
work of perfecting his wonderful in
vention. He was graduated from Har
vard in 1879 and soon afterward en
gaged in work in the old North Chi
cago Rolling mills. He was intensely
interested in scientific work.
MAKES BEST TIME
Mauretania Breaks Own Record With
One Propel lor Out of "
''Commission. . . '
New York, June 2. Breaking" Its
own record by 2 hours and 41 minutes
over the long course from Queens
town to New York, the steamer Man-
retania came tip to New York's gate
way last night and anchored, ending
a remarkable attempt to hang up a
new trans-Atlantic ocean record.
With only three of its four propel
lers in operation during the voyage,
the Mauretania 'covered the distance
of 2,889 miles j between Daunt 's rock
and Sandy Hook light vessel in 4
days 21 hours and -18 minutes, which
is .only 56 'minutes behind the best
record over the -course mad by its
sister , ship, the Lusitania, which cov
ered the distance ra. 4 days 20 hours
and 22 minutes, with an average of
24.83 -knots. The Mauretania's aver
age for this trip, was 46.64. ; .
REFUSES TO ORDER ACQUITTAL
Judge . Decides -. Pennsylvania Graft
. Case Must. Go Before Jury.' .
Harrisburg, Pa:, June. 2. Judge K an
kle today refused lo, take the capitol
conspiracy cage. from the jury., and all
five defendants" therefore stand- trial.
The decision' is a keen- disappointment
to the defense. v
Roosevelt's Policies Are to be
Made the Basis of All
HOPKINS IN CIRCLE
Illinois Senator One of
Chosen Few Who Are
Cincinnati, Ohio, June 2. A Wash-'
ington special to the Times-Star says
the Chicago platform , will take ad
vance ground on the tariff, on control
of trusts, on amending the Sherman
law, on currency, and on the question
of limiting the power of Injunctions,
it will stand squarely in other regards ;
on the policies which have been a
success in the Roosevlt administra-,
tion. In the rough it will be drafted .
by Wade Ellis, attorney general of
, Derided at White Houae.
Such were among the decisions
reached at the WTiite house confer
ence last night attended by Roosevelt, '
Taft. Garfield, Wade Ellis, Senators '
Long of Kansas and Hopkins of Illi
nois, Frank B. Kellogg of Minnesota,
Congressman Longworth and William
Loeb.' There were additional confer
ences today, Attorney Genera Ellis
being again closeted with Taft. Other'
conferences are to follow.
CoBKldered la Detail.
At last night's White house meet
ing the entire subject was discussed. .
The topics most exhaustively consid
ered were the tariff, trusts, control of .
railroads, currency, conservation of
natural resources, improvement of
waterways, Cuba, Porto Rico;, the Phil-
iippines and Panama canal. The order ,
in which these topics are to be pre
sented to the convention was tenta-
lively agreed upon, subject, .of course. ,
."to ;lhe approval of the resolutions .
AVonld Give Labor Chance.
Ellis presented a plank providing -for
an amendment to the Sherman
create monopolies or fix or control
price, but merely to protect legitimate
channels of trade will be allowed.
Cannon's Head quartern Opened,
Chicago, June 2. Political head-
quarters for Joseph- G. ' Cannon were
opened today in the Auditorium hotel
by John Eversman.Vcting for Con-
1 gressman William B. , McKinley, who
will later in the week take charge.
MANY WANT IRRIGATED LANDS
Four Thousand Seekers Draw Lots for
Twin Falls Acreage,;
Twin Falls, Idaho, June 2. More
than 4,000 land seekers were on hand
yesterday for the drawing for the Irri
gated lands under the Twin Falls-Salmon
river project. Ov C. Poulson of
Greeley, Col., drew ticket. No. 1, en
titling him to his choice ot a quarter
section of the tract. The total regis
tration for the drawing was 4.02Q, and
the amount of land sought ranged from
40 to lCO aares. A million and a half
d&llars was deposited in the form ot
certified checks for water rights, and
application was made for 500,000 acres
of land, more than six times as much
as can be supplied." Z; '
LABOR VICTORY IN UOHTAHA
Supreme Court Dissolves Injunction
Against Boycotting Fruit Flrnv
, Helena, Mont., June 2. -The supreme
court of Montana has banded down a
decision - dissolving an injunction is
sued by the district court of Yellow
stone county restraining the Montana
Federatidn of Labor and others from
Interfering with the business ot Lind
say & Co., a wholesale fruit firm of
Helena, . which maintains a branch
house in Billings. . ... ..
The opinion of .the supreme court
was unanimous and i regarded, by la
bor leaders as a notable victory, which,
they declare, will mark the end of anti
boycott injunctions -in Montana so far
as the state courts-are concerned. ' -
DISCUSS THE D LACK HAKD
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Police Chiefs in Session at Detroit with
Important Business Up.
"-. Detroit, Mictv June 2.-More than a
hundred police officials attended the
opening of the 15th annual convention
of the International Association : of
Chiefs of Police loday" wbie.br will con
tinue until Saturday. N lhe problems of
anarchists and the black hand society
will be thoroughly discussed.