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FIFTY-SEVENTH YEAR. NO. 213.
THE ARGUS, TUESDAY, JUNE 23, 1908.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
JAMES S. SHERMAN, CANDIDATE FOR
VICE PRESIDENT, SENT TO HOSPITAL
AND MAY SUBMIT TO AN OPERATION
WAR PRECIPITATED IN PERSIA BY
THAT CHICAGO PLATFORM
REFUSAL OF PARLIAMENT TO GIVE
UP PARTIES THE SULTAN DEMANDS
Illness Takes Turn for the
Worse and Physicians Find
He Has Gallstones.
FAMILY ON WAY WEST
Condition Serious and Raises
Question of Filling Vacan
cies on Ticket.
Cleveland,' Ohio, June 23. At 3 p.
m., Drs. Carter and Allen issued a
statement saying in their opinion an
operation upon Sherman would not be
necessary. They believe in all prob
ability he will be out within a few
Cleveland, June 23. At 1 p. m.,
Sherman was resting quietly and
whether or not an operation will be
necessary will be decided at a consul
tation of physicians this evening.
Cleveland, Ohio. June 23. At noon
Sherman was resting easily and suffer
ing comparatively little pain. His con
dition was said to be better than at
any time during the past 24 hours.
It is believed an operation will, not be
necessary unless the patient suffers
PhyMlclan (ioen Tonight.
New York, June 23. Dr. George W.
Boskowitz leaves for Cleveland this
afternoon to attend James S. Sherman.
Boskowitz attended (Sherman in his
SuflTerlnK from Uallittonea.
Cleveland, June 23. James S.' Sher
man was taken with a severe chill
early this, morning, and physicians
were immediately called, . who found
Sherman suffering from gallstones, and
decided to remove him from the home
,of ex-Governor Herrick to the hospital
at once." It is possible TufDpUralWnT
will be performed during the day. At
9 it was stated Sherman was resting
very comfortably, and that his temper
ature had fallen from 102 to normal.
IlInrMD Megan Snnilay.
Sherman has been indisposed since
Sunday, his trouble at first being diag
nosed as bilious fever but when he suf
fered a severe chill early today the
attending physicians said his sickness
resulted from gall stones and ordered
him removed to the Lakeside hospital
Sherman suffered no ill effects of the
journey from the Herrick residence to
the hospital, a distance of five miles,
and during the forenoon rested quite
comfortably. He suffered a similar at
tack in New York city two years ago
and for a time was seriously ill.
Family Sent For.
Utica, N. Y., June 23. Word was
sent to the family of James S. Sher
man early today that the vice presi
dential candidate had been compelled
to go to a hospital in Cleveland, Ohio,
and that Dr.' Finney of Baltimore, who
attended Sherman during the attack
of the same trouble in Washington
last year, had been summoned. Mrs.
Sherman and one of her sons have
gone to Cleveland. The news received
here is very disquieting. It is said
Sherman is .in a serious condition.
Committee flight Fill Vaeancy.
Washington, June 23. So far as is
known no power is vested in the re
publican national committee to fill a
vacancy on the presidential or vice
presidential ticket that might occur
between the date of nomination in
CLAIMS 10 MORE
Record of Fatalities at Chicago Grows
Pittsburg and Other Cities
.1 , .
Chicago, Juno 23. The excessive
heat continued today to add to its roll
7 vlc'-lms and before the day was far
advanced it had -claimed 10. 'Numer
ous prostrations are reported. JSdwin
ralmer, nephew of the late Potter Pai
nter, died today as a result of having
been overcome by heat .several days
ago. By noon the temperature on
the j street was 90.
is 88 at Pittsburg.'
Pittsburg, June 23. At 1 p. m. the
thermometer stood at 88 degrees and
was steadily rising. Several deaths
and many prostrations were reported.
Strikes the South. '
Memphis, Tenn., June- 23. One death
and two prostrations from heat were
Louisville, Ky... June 23. There was
one death and numerous prostrations : afternoon. It now goes to the gov
up to noon. . ' . ernor for his signature.
convention ' and the first Tuesday in
A hasty study of precedent shows
no emergency has arisen in the his
tory of the republic such as would
result from the death or retirement
of one of the candidates before elec
JNot KeroKnised by Law.
Of course there can be no statuary
law on the subject because not only
national committees but the conven
tions that create them are extra-official
they have no standing in the law.
Therefore, there is nothing to prevent
the committee from filling a vacancy
on (the ticket, but of course the com
mittee would be answerable to the
outraged sense of the party which it
IS TURNED DOWN
President Roosevelt Intercedes
for Reinstatement of Col
HARVARD HEAD DEAF TO PLEA
Absence of Fish and Morgan From
the Crew Severe Blow to Hopes
for Future Success.
Red Top, Conn., June 23. Word
that the appeal of the oarsmen to the
Harvard faculty to reinstate Oarsmen
Fish and Morgan had failed reached
nere yesterday afternoon and was a
heavy blow. . All the influence, Har
vard could bring to bear, including
the weight of a request of President
Roosevelt, was focused on President
Eliot and Dean Hurlburt, but It was
turned down hard.
Kip Perkins, captain of the Har
vard four-oared crew which broke the
record here in 1899, has had charge
of the negotiations for reinstating
Morgan and Fish. Perkins was best
man at the Longworth-Roosevelt wed
ding and is one of the Harvard row
ing Tohimutee. He and Dean Hurl
burt had a sharp conference in which
it is said . Perkins .freed his mind
about the Harvard faculty.
Program for Hacen.
William H. Meikleham of New York
City, referee for all the races on
Tuesday, arrived yesterday afternoon
and held a protracted conference with
Managers Seymour of Yale and Whit
ney of Harvard. They again over
turned plans for the minor races, de
ciding finally to hold both the varsity
four and the freshman eight events
over the last two miles of the course.
Both will be rowed between the navy
yard and the draw bridge, the varsity
fours being called first at 10:30
forrenponilenee Slot Given Out.
Cambridge, Mass., June 23. Presi
dent Roosevelt, in his capacity as a
Harvard alumnus and an advocate of
healthy sports, has been ;in communi
cation with President Elfot,' the head
of the university, regarding the sus
pension from college of Sidney W.
Fish and Charles Morgan Jr., mem
bers of the boat crew. While this
fact is definitely known here, the
tenor of the correspondence has not
been given put.
Fish, who rowed at No. 2 in the
varsity shell, and Morgan, who was
a member of the varsity four-oared
crew, were suspended last week for
violation of a rule prohibiting the
taking of certain books from the uni
Nothing; to Say.
Oyster, Bay, N. Y., June 23. Secre
tary Loeb said yesterday that Presi
dent Roosevelt will have, nothing to
say. concerning his correspondence
with President Eliot of Harvard in be
half of Sidney Fish and Charles Mor
gan Jr., the oarsmen.
Attorney Issues Statement on Land
Washington, June 23. In a state
ment issued today in regard to the
land conspiracy case which resulted
yesterday in the conviction of Fred
erick A. Hyde and Joost H. Schneider,
Assistant Attorney General Pugh de
clares while the trial has cost the
government $18,000, beneficial results
to the land department in the future
administration of the public land laws
is beyond calcuation. The net result,
he says, will be the restoration to the
government of more than 100,000
acres of public lands valued at $1,
PASSES THE SENATE
" Baton Rouge, La June 23. The
anti-racing' bill passed the senate this
WEDS NOBLE SCION
Jean Reid, Daughter of Ambas
sador to England., Bride in
KING AND QUEEN PRESENT
Their Private Pastor Officiates Hon.
JohnHubert Ward, Brother of
Earl of Dudley, Groom.
London, June 23. With King Ed
ward and Queen Alexandra smiling ap
proval from their private gallery, Jean
Reid, daughter of - Whitelaw Reid,
American ambassador to England, was
married this afternoon in the Chapel
Royal of St. -James palace to Hon.
John Hubert Ward, brother of Earl
Dudley and equery in waiting to the
Ilulern' Paittor Ofliciateii.
Rev. Edgar Sheppard, canon of St.
George's chapel, Windsor, where the
king and queen attend services when
in residence at Windsor castle, offi
ciated. He was assisted by Rev. Will
iam Grosvenor, rector of the Church
of the Incarnation, New York, a
church of whkh Mr. and Mrs. Reid
have been members for many years,
JOHN MITCHELL DECLINES TO MAKE
RACE FOR GOVERNOR, SAYING HIS
HEALTH BARS IIIM FROM POLITICS
Chicago, June 2!
declined to run
last night formally
for the democratic
governor of Illinois.
In a statement which he issued as
a letter to John C. Harding, secretary
of the political action committee of
the Chicago Federation of Labor, he
made the absolute announcement that
ill health makes it inadvisable for him
to make the race.
The statement was a surprise. An
hour before it was received Mr.
Mitchell was regarded at local demo
cratic headquarters not only as the
likely nominee, but as a candidate
who was willing and eager to accept
Believes He Would Win.
Mr. Mitchell said last night at the
"I feel that I could be elected gov
ernor of the state of Illinois if I per
mitted my name to be used. I know
that this is my opportunity for po
litical preferment if I would take ad
vantage of it, and my desires were
in that direction. I feel extremely
grateful to those who have urged my
name as candidate, but my health is
such that I must consider It and my
family first, political aspirations and
Would Avoid Politic.
. In hla letter of declination Mr.
Mitchell said in -part: . - ' "
"To your committee as. to all-others
communicating with me upon this sub
ject I have stated that I was reluc
tant to enter political life. "You are
undoubtedly aware that for several
and Rev. Hiers Claughton, rector of
Hutton-Breutwood, a cousin of the
ItrlriV'n' DroKM Kleli.
The bride's dress was of soft white
satin, trimmed with old rose point
lace given her by her grandmother.
The fronts of the skirt and waist
were practically covered with this
beautiful lace which was caught up
with tiny white rose buds and orange
blossoms. The court train was of the
same material as the dress and like
it was trimmed with rose point lace.
The veil, too, hajl, a lace center and
edging and was held by a wreath of
Seldom has a bride been the re
cipient of a greater or more beautiful
lot of wedding presents. There were
many handsome and costly pieces of
jewelry, bric-a-brac and hundreds of
other articles, besides the presents of
the immediate relatives of the couple,
the nature of which remains (heir se
cret, but the hobby of both Mr. and
Mrs. Ward of collecting old silver must
have been known to their friends for
the presents of silver form a very fine
Mf of J. P. Morgan Weiln,
Tuxedo Park, N. Y., June 23. Many
well known New York residents jour
neyed to Tuxedo today to witness the
marriage of Miss Ursula Juliet Mor
gan, niece of J. rierpont Morgan, to
Rev. William Fitzsimmon, rector of
St. Mary's Episcopal church of Tuxedo
years past I have suffered much as a
result of ill health and, while at pres
ent I am reasonably strong and hope
that in the not distant future my
health will be fully restored, I fear
that to undertake the hardships inci
dent to a political campaign would
bring a recurrence of those physical
disabilities which necessitated my re
tirement from the presidency of the
United Mine Workers of America.
Work More to Him Liking.
"For some time I have had under ad
visement a proposition to take charge
and direct the work of the trade
agreement department of the National
Civic federation, of which department
I have been chairman for several
years. This position, while neither
so lucrative nor so conspicuous as the
nign political omce wltn which my
name has been associated, would en
able me to prosecute a work in which
am much interested and in which
the welfare of the industrial forces
of our country is vitally concerned.
"I trust that my Inability to enter
the field will in no measure deter or
lessen, the enthusiasm of those who
seek the attainment of higher ideals
and better government." .
Workman's Last Job Fatal.
Kewanee, 111., June 23. Lucian M.
Fifleld, a carpenter and contractor,
while repairing a barn on his brother's
farm was killed in a fall from a scaf
fold' yesterday. . He sold valuable
property Saturday and declared Sun
day he would finish, this Job and then
take life easy. v
anuza in Chicago Inter Ocean.
FIVE ON ONE LIMB
Negroes Hanged by Wholesale
in Race War in Sabine :
County, Texfls.v ..
TWO WHITES FIRST VICTIMS
Opposing Factions Armed and Indica-
the Bloody Work.
Houston, Texas, June 2J. As a re
sult of two murders in Sabine county,
committed by negroes, and of which
white men were the victims, there
was a wholesale lynching Sunday
night, five negroes being "hanged to
the limb of a tree, another shot as he
ran, two others shot and thrown in
the creek bottom, and the ninth shot
as ho stood at the gate of one of the
Two weeks ago Hugh Dean, a young
white farmer of Sabine county, was
kil'ed at a negro church. It was a
rallying place for negroes and near
there whisky could be purchased from
a blind pig, it being a local option
Went for Wblnky.
Dean had gone to get some of the
whisky. He was shot down and his
body loft lying all night until it was
discovered the next morning. Tho
negroe.s made up a purse for the es
cape of the man who fired the shot,
but six were arrested and Jailed at
Hemphill on the evidence of another,
who testified that he heard them plan
ning a conspiracy to kill Dean.
There has since been friction be
tween the two races, and, under a
high tension, armed men of both races
have been continually watching each
other. The affair was brought to a
climax Saturday night by the killing
of Aaron ' Johnson, a young white
farmer. Johnson was in his home
He had just eaten supper, and was
lying on a cot, playing with his baby,
while his' wife sat nearby. The shot
which killed him was from a double
barreled shotgun, fired through a win
dow, tearing bis head off.
Said He Wan Paid o Do It.
State rangers investigated the crime
and arrested Perry Price; a negro
who has been working on the John
son place. i'nee conrcssea io me
killing, claiming that he had been
paid $5 by Bob Wright a brother-ln
law of Johnson, to do the killing.
Wright was at once arrested by the
sheriff of the adjoining county, and
arrangements made to take them both
to other jails for safe keeping.
Sunday at midnight a crowd of 150
armed men went to the sheriff rt Sa-
bine county at Hemphill and demand
ed his keys; he refused, was over
powered and tho six negroes held
there for the Dean murder were taken.
out. Five were hanged to the same
limb of . a nearby tree, and one who
ran from the mob was shot down in
Killed In the Wight. -
Yesterday morning two unknown
negroes were found in the creek bot
tom near Hemphill, their bodies rid
dled with bullets, having been killed
during the night and tossed aside.
"Rabbit" McCoy, a negro ol the
Geneva community, was shot to death
while standing at the gate of Aaron
Johnson, the victom of Saturday
night's murder. A loaded pistol, full
cocked, was found by his side.
Price, tho negro who confessed to
killing Johnson, and Wright, the
white man whom he implicates, were
lodged in jail at Beaumont.
AUTO TRAIN ON THE
WAY TO CONVENTION
Roger Sullivan and Twenty Guests
Leave Overland , in Five Touring
. Cars for Denver.
Chicago, 111., June 23. An automo
bile train containing twenty guests of
National Committeeman Roger C. Sul
livan of Illinois, who are going as dele
gates to the democratic national con
vention, left today for Denver. The
train consists of five touring cars.
The party expects to reach Dixon, HI.
this evening. Tomorrow the tourists
will proceed to Cedar Rapids. Iowa and
will be met by a delegation headed by
ROCK ISLAND DEAD
Leeds Passes Away Suddenly
Paris Had Been in Poor
Health for Years.
Paris, June 23. W. B. Leeds died
suddenly in this city this morning.
W. B. LEEDS,
As lie Appeared When at-the Head of
the Hock Island Road.
Mrs. Leeds was with him. He had
been ill for some years.
The body will be shipped to New
ork June 27. It is said hero Leeds
leaves a fortune estimated a $35,-
Mr. Ioeds is best known in this
city as former head of the Rock Island
road. About five years ago he served
for a short time as president and was
atcr connected with the holding com
pany. Ij. F. Loree succeeded him as
president when he retired.
JULY COTTON GOES
TO SMASH IN HURRY
Drop of $6.40 Per Bale at New Orleans
Follows Report That Bull Ring
New York, June 23. There was a
sensational break of JG.40 per bale in
July cotton on the cotton exchange
today on a report that the strong New
Orleans bull clique who, . it was al
leged had a virtual corner in July,
had liquidated and that the remaining
long interests were trying to avoid
notices of delivery next Friday.
Gets Place With Japan Fair.
Oyster Bay, N. Y., June 23. Pres
ident Roosevelt has appointed John
Callan O'Laughlin, the well known
newspaper correspondent at Washing
ton, as secretary to the American
commission to the Japan exposition
at Tokio in 1912. His salary will be
$5,000 a year.
PENNSYLVANIA ROAD SNUBS TAFT
Pittsburg, Pa., June 23. The Penn
sylvania Railroad company Sunday
night snubbed Secretary Taft at Pitts
burg and the republican nominee for
president was forced to do some very
quick thinking and figuring in oider to
get to New Haven, Conn., In time yes
When the train bearing Taft was dis-
1 abled near Coshocton, O., ; Sunday
'night, Mr. Taft sent a message to the
Cossacks Sent to Enforce Re
quest Fired Upon and
GO TO SECURE HELP
Returning They Bombard and
Capture the Legislative
Berlin, June 23. News has just been
received here that the troops of the
Shah of Persia have stormed and cap
tured the parliament buildings in Te
heran. The city is now being bom
barded by artillery. The square in
front of the parliament buildings are
said to be heaped with corpses.
PerMlana and Comack Clanh.
Teheran, June 23. A serious clash
between Cossacks and members of po
litical clubs occurred here today. Cos
sacks and soldiers surrounded the par
liament buildings and asked parliament
to give up some persons whose arrest
the shah had ordered. Parliament re
fused and members of the political
clubs fired on the Cossacks, killing
several of them. Reinforcements have
entered the city with artillery.
UprixiDK In Sumatra. jt
The Hague, June 23. A rebellion.
has broken out at Padang on the west
coast of Sumatra which has reached
alarming proportions. According to
telegrams from Batavia, Java, almost
the whole native population is report
ed to have risen under the leadership
of fanatical priests. Thirty European
settelments spread over a wide area
are threatened and -there are only 2,400
Dutch soldiers available to defend
them. Three battles have been fought,
resulting in considerable losses on
Portuisuene Have Trouble.
Lisbon, June 23. News has been re
ceived here of a serious condition of
affairs in Portuguese Guinea. Natives
everywhere are reported in revolL
Europeans have been killed or carried
off into captivity. Portuguese troops
have taken refuge at Bisseau, where
they are surrounded.
GEORGIA IS FREE
Goes to Denver Un instructed. Tom
Watson Turned Down in. Move
- for the Vice Presidency.
Atlanta, Ga., Juno 23. At the demo
cratic state convention this afternoon
a futile effort was made to endorse
Thomas E. Watson for vice president
on the democratic ticket. The plat
form declares for a continuance of the
enforcement of prohibition and strict
railroad regulation in Georgia. The
state ticket is headed by Joseph M. '
Brown for governor. The entire dele
gation goes to Denver un instructed.
SYNOD GIVES WOMEN RIGHTS
Evangelical Lutheran Body of Holland
Confers Power to Vote.
The Hague, Holland. June 23. The
synod of the Evangelical Lutheran
church of Holland has extended the
right to vote to ail its woman mem
bers on equal terms with the men.
The fact has been reported officially to
the woman suffrage convention in Am
sterdam. ALFONSO HAS SECOND SON
Queen Victoria of Spain, Again is a
Madrird, June 23. A son was bora
(o Queen Victoria t)f Spain last night,
Queen Victoria, formerly Princess Ena
of Battenberg, and King Alfonso were
married at Madrid on May 31, 1906.
Their first son was born on May 10,
TO HOLD A TRAIN;
SLAP AT ROOSEVELT
man in charge of the Pennsylvania
railroad at Pittsburg asking that a cer
tain eastward bound train be held for
him, as he was being delayed on the
Pan Handle branch.
This ' request was refused point
blank and Taft was held another hour
The ; Pennsylvania , railroad has on
several occasions here given evidence
that it did not like the friends of Mr.
Roosevelt. '. J' 4
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