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FIFTY-SEVENTH YEAR. NO. 236.
THE ARGUS, MONDAY, JULY 20, 1908.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
DEMOCRATIC LEADERS COUNT ON
WRESTING MAJORITY FROM IN
DIANA AND OHIO REPUBLICANS
UNCLE SAM'S BATTLESHIP ARRIVES
AT QUEBEC AND IS RECEIVED
WITH THE FIRING OF GUNS
THERE'S A DIFFERENCE IN VACATIONS
Believe There is Advantage to
Democracy in Foraker
Bryan Lieutenants Speeding to
Buckeye State to Size
Lincoln, Neb., July 20 According to
democratic leaders who have been to
Faiiview in conference with Bryan,
the ability of the democratic party to
secure the negro vote in Ohio will de
pend largely upon the attitude of Sen
ator Foraker. So long as he remains
outside of the republican breastworks,
at least as regards Judge Taft, the
democrats feel assured of a large ne
gro support in that state.
An Important Fartor.
Holding as they do the balance of
political power, there being something
like C0.000 of them, the negroes in the
Ohio campaign will be a most impor
tant factor. Should, however., Foraker
become reconciled and lend his support
to Taft. it is conceded that there is
little probability of enrolling a suffi
cient number of negro .voters in the
cause of democracy to materially af
fect the result.
Ohio Feud lid AlvnntiiK.
Former Attorney General Frank
Monnett of Columbus and E. H. Moore
of Youngstown, who was chairman of
Jhe last democratic state convention in
Ohio, are today speeding 'home after
a conference with Bryan last night,
with instructions to size up the situa
tion and take every advantage of the
IlllnoiM to He Looked After.
The first feeling of hopefulness with
regard to Illinois is not gaining
ground. While that state will he care
fully looked after, it has been practic
ally determined that the efforts in the
middle wesf will be directed toward
Indiana and Ohio, where democratic
loaders count on wresting the majority
vote from the republican column.
tlr an- AnIcm fWNpsper Aid.
Lincoln, July 20. Bryan today issued
a statement appealing to the demo
cratic newspapers of the country to
begin the collection of campaign funds
from their-'-aubscribers. He believes
this year the democrats will receive a
larger fund than ever before and that
the money neceFsary will come from
the masses. The statement was called
Editor-Politician Termed a Po
litical Cut Throat at Labor
Meeting in Chicago
FOR FAKING A CABLEGRAM
Speaker Uses Harsh Terms ' and De
clares Labor Leader Should Sue
Him for Libelous Publication.
Chicaeo. July 20.-r-"Politieal cut
throat and unworthy of political con
sideration,"' was the term applied to
"William Randolph Hearst by the Chi
cago Federation of Labor for his at
tack upon President Samuel Gotnpers
of the American Fedsration of Labor.
Fred G. Hopp, financial secretary of
the federation, was the speaker who
sailed into the editor-politician, and he
used some harsh terms, declaring .that
Gompers should sue HeL.Jt for libel
for printing fake cablegrams purport
ing to come from the head of the Amer
ican Federation of Labor. '
Walling for Gomprrn' Rerommead.
Contrary to roport3 from the press
that the American Federation of La
bor will not stand by Gompers in his
stand on the political situation, the
meeting of the Chicago Federation in
dlratea that labor will follow their
" During the debate, in which Hearst
was scored so bitterly, mention was
made of the matter of labor supporting
a ticket George Macey, a delegate
from the stereotypers' union, said:
"So far as taking a definite attitude
on politics Is concerned. It behooves
us to wait until President Gompers and
the executive council make 'an official
recommendation to us to support a cer
tain party. This report states indorse-
,merits of candidates will be made next
Sunday. As the independence league
. . is to have a convention here next Sun
day, I believe we ought to wait and,ee
.what that convention does. '
forth by the receipt of a telegram from
the Oklahoman of Oklahoma City, and
the News-Scimitar of Memphis, an
nouncing' they had started dollar sub
scriptions. Bryan expressed himself
very much gratified at this evidence of
Welcome Taft'a Announcement.
Lincoln, Neb., July 20. The state
ment of Judge Taft at Hot Springs,
Va., that the republican national com
mittee would not accept any contribu
tions from corporations in his cam
paign was viewed here with more than
ordinary interest. Mr. Bryan, follow
ing the announcement, dictated the fol
"We welcome him to this advanced
ground and bid him to go further and
announce that all individual contribu
tions above a reasonable minimum will
be known before election."
The fact that yesterday was Sunday
did not deter a number of persons
from going out to Fairview. The
stream of visitors began while Mr.
Bryan was at church. The most Im
portant caller was flavor Dahlman of
Omaha, who was closeted with Mr.
Bryan fo some time.
X ! t'liilm OrKnnixe.
The organization of negro demo
cratic clubs in the states of Indiana,
Illinois and Ohio formed the subject
of conversation between W. J. Bryan
and Don Farnsworth of Chicago. Mr.
Farnsworth left for his home with the
understanding that the matter would
be further discussed in Chicago during
Bryan's stay in that city next week.
Mr. Bryan's spetach to the members
of the Central Labor union of Lincoln,
in which he emphasized the labor
planks of the Denver platform, result
ed in the receipt by him of a large
number of telegrams from labor lead
ers congratulating him on his utter
ances. Although Mr. Bryan has reached no
final decision in the matter, it is prob
able that on his way from here to Chi
cago next Friday he will deliver sev
eral addresses from the train.
TAFT ATTENDS DEDICATION
Makes Address at Opening of New
Court House at Germantown, Va.
Hot Springs. Va.. July2'0. William
H. Taft is today present at the dedi
cation of the new court house at Ger
mantown, Va., five miles from Hot
Springs. He officiated in the opening
session of court. Judge Taft delivered
an address upon the administration
of justice by the courts.
New Haven, Conn., July 20. Rev.
Dr. Artemus Jean Haynes, pastor of
the United church, this city, was
drowned Friday at his summer home
in Harwich. Mass. He set out early in
the day for a fishing trip on a small
lake near Harwich. About noon his
overturned canoe was picked up. r
Runners Reach Toledo.
Toledo, Ohio, July 20. The Y. M
A. runners-carrying the message J
ti New York to Chicago passed
from New York to Chicago passed
through Toledo at 5:22 this morning.
ILLINOIS DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES
FOR GOVERNOR OPEN HEADQUARTERS
Chicago, July 20. Colonel James
Hamilton Lewis, Hon. Douglas Paul
son, former Vice President Adlai E.
Stevenson, Kon. John P. McGoorty and
Judge E. Kimbrough, democratic can
didates for governor of Illinois, today
opened headquarters in Chicago and
entered upon the finale of the cam
paign with added energy. All have
completely forgotten the 300,000 ma
jority of the g. o. p ticket four years
ago and are in the fight to win and
place Illinois in the democratic col
umn for both state and national elec
tions this fall. Lieutenants of each
candidate are on the ground and are
pushing the interests of their favorites
Former Vice President Stevenson of
Bloomington, and Judge Kimbrough of
Danville are late entrants in the race.
The supporters of the latter claim that
e developments' .at the Denver con
vention are most encouraging to the
boom of the Danviile judge.
Headquarter! of Candidate.
Colonel James Hamilton Lewis opens
his headquarters in parlor H, Sherman
house, which promises to be the' cen
ter of democratic activity during the
remainder of the contest. Douglas Pat
tlson of Freeport will also be at the
Sherman house, his staff of managers
taking possession of two of the par
Colonel Lewis proposes to introduce
some novel features into the contest,
but has not yet disclosed the line
which his campaign will take. His
headquarters will be In charge of M.
S. Giblin, former secretary for Thomas
Barrett, James F. Flanagan of the Sec
ond ward and Rudolph Schmalz of the
west side. , .
A circular letter exploiting the ad
1 1 ftp) .
111 Vi7- MM iVMD.a Tjob. I sTW TMf r LE
AMERICAN ATHLETES QUALIFY
FOR FINALS IN OLYMPIC EVENTS
Carlwell, May, Stevens, Cloughen, Huff, Alberison, Sherman
and Rector Eligible for Deciding Race in 1C0 Meters
Run Seventeen Heats Necessar.
London, July 20 In the 100 meters
run there were 17 heats. The follow
ing Americans qualified for the final:
Cartwell, University of Pennsylvania;
W. W. May, University of Illinois;
Steven, Yale; Cloughen and Huff, Chi
cago A. A.; Albertson, Irish-American
A. C; Sherman, Dartmouth; Rector,
University of Virginia, the latter
equalling record of 10 4-5 seconds.
The Americans qualifying in the
eight heats of theiSOO meter run Ve
Sheppard, Irish-American A. C; Hal
sted, New York A. C; C. B. Beard,
There were six heats in the 400
meters hurdle event. Coe of Univer
sity of Michigan,, Bacon, Irish-American
A. C., and Hillman, New York,
were the only Americans qualifying.
In the final standing broad jump
Ewry won with 10 feet 11 inches.
In sections three and four of the
standing broad jump F. LeRoy and E.
Holmes of Chicago went 10 feet 2
inches. Ray C. Ewry of the New York
A. C. won the semi-final with a jump
of 10 feet 11 inches. Asiclitiris took
second and Sheridan third. George
N. Mehnert of the Nationaf Turnve
vantages which will attend the stata
by the nomination and election of Co
lonel Lewis goes into the mails this
morning. : It is understood that Colonel
Lewis will take the position that no
man should strive for so distinguished
a post as the governorship for advertis
ing purposes only.
Alderman Dennis J. Egan from the
Loeffier territory is to be captain gen
eral on the stafT"of Douglas Pattison
Mr. Pattison will make a speaking ,
mn,!m rt iha. Phloci. TL.QrH .
cording to Alderman Egan.
Steveation Will Kot Make CauvaN.
Headquarters for Adlal E. Stevenson
of Bloomington have been arranged at
the Sherman house and will be In mo
tion during the week. It nas been de
clared that, the former vice president
would not make an active canvass for
the nomination, but the turn of affairs
at the Denver convention and the feel
ing which exists among democratic
leaders that Illinois is a doubtful state
this time have caused Mr. Stevenson's
friends to urge him Into the running.
John P. McGoorty has the credit for
having made much hay while other
candidates were shining at Denver. He
has practically wound up his tour of
the down state counties and is prepar
ing to. make a vigorous campaign in
Chicago and Cook county, according to
his lieutenants, who consider that his
chances are superior to those of the
opposing candidates. The petition of
Judge E. Kimbrough of Danville has
been filed, and upon the return to Mi
nois of the state readers, who have
been in Denver and the west since
the adjournment of the national con
vention, it is declared that there will
be impetus given to the Kimbrough
boom. . '
a Time for Play with All the Boys.
rien. New York, easily defeated Press
of the United Kingdom in their
5lmerienn Wiua Swimming Feat.
London, "July 20. The second heat
in the semi-finals'of the 100-meter swim
in the Olympic games was won easily
by Daniels, an American. The time
was 1:10 1-5. L. G. Rich, an Ameri
can, won second.
The final of the 100-meter swim was
won by Charles M. Daniels of New
York. Rich of Brooklyn look fourth.
iie time was 1:05 3-5.
The semi-final catch-as-catch can
wrestling bout was won by Mehnert
of the National Turnverein of New
The first 'heat of the diving con-
petition went to George V. Gaidzik
of the Chicago A. A. with 81.8 points.
The first and second sections com
bined in the standing broad Jump,
Tsiclitiras, Greece, winning with a
jump of It feet 10 "4 inches; Martin
J. Siieridan, America, was second,
with 10 feet 7 inches; Piatt Adams
SIX MEET DEATH
Fort Wayne Financierand Fam
ily Killed in Auto
VICTIMS THROWN 300 FEET
Pennsylvania Limited Going a Mile
Minute Crashes Into Motor En
rcute to Summer Home.
Fort Wayne, Ind., July 20. Charles
.. ... -
snerman Jvintr. nnancier. ciuoman an
politician, was killed when" a train j
- . . .
struck his automobile Saturday after
noon,' and with him died his entire
family. A young woman guest of the
Kings and their chauffeur alsomet
The accident occurred at the Colum
bia City crossing of the Pennsylvania
railroad, 17 miles west of Fort Wayne,
at 2:30 o'clock. The six victims-were
hurled 300 feet, and all were instantly
killed. . ,
CHARLES SHERMAN KING, 43
MRS. ALMA ZIEGLER KING, , his
wife, 40 years old.
MISS CATHERINE KING, their
daughter, 16 years old.
MISS JOSEPHINE KING, their
daughter, 13 years old.
MISS FAYMA BRADSHAW. 15
years old, their guest. .
CARL TIMMINS, chauffeur, 27 years
Coins; Mile a Minute. I
The train which struck the automo
bile was the Pennsylvania limited, and
it was speeding eastward at CO miles
an hour. The party was enroute: to
Mr. King's summer home at Lake
FOR SOME. OF THE KIDS.
A WEEK AWT
CHICAGO IS WINNER
A. Coey's Balloon Outdis
tanced Competitors in
Races at St. Paul.
P0MMERN LAST TO REPORT
Winner of Last Year's Event at
Louis Tails to Make Good,
, Finishing Fourth.
St. Paul, July 20. All the five bal
loons which started from St. Paul Sat
urday in an effort to surpass the
world's distance and endurance record
hve landed, the Chicago, owned by
C. A. Coey of Chicago, winning the
contest by traveling a distance of 73
miles in an air line. The Pommern,
which was the last to report, landed
yesterday at 10:30 a. m. near War
saw. Minn., about 52 miles from St.
Paul. The Pommern is owned and
p.'oted by Dr. Julian Thomas of New
York, and was winner of last year's
race from St. Louis.
Distances in balloon races are meas
ured in a line from starting point to
the landing place. A table of the dis
tances traveled by the balloons that
have landed follows:
King Edward 24
United States 55
Cblcnfco I.nrKpat In Hart.
The Chicago, the largest balloon in
'.he race, owned by C. A. Coey of Chi
cago, came down at noon yesterday
near Blooming Prairie, Minn., about
85 miles south of St. Paul on the Mil
Lieutenant J. G. Bennett, pilot of
the King Edward, which landed at
7:45 Saturday night at. Hampton,
Minn., on his return to St. Paul yes
terday denied the story that his bal
loon had caught in telephone wires.
A Leo Stevens, director of the race,
in explaining the failure of the aero
nauts to sail greater distances, said
-.,liai me UlUUg JJUWer Ul me S
. ., i i ,a
noi as greai as mey u tuumcu viu.
Captain P. S. Hudson, pilot of the
America, which landed at S:15 Satur
dav evening, six miles south of Owa
tonna, Minn., 80 miles south of here,
SASSY MAIL AND AN ANGRY WIFE
Atlanta. Ga.. Julv 20. Representa -
tive Glenn, who Introduced a bill in the
Georgia legislature to prevent women
from wearing rainbow stockings, peek
abo waists, and other alluring apparel,
alleging that by such devices men fre
quently are trapped into matrimony, is
being overwhelmed with threatening
letters from women in various parts of
the country. .
Some of the letters are violent in
tone. Three from Atlanta go so far as
to say Glenn ought to be killed. Glenn
seems to take the matter seriously
and has asked the protection of the
lefirlRlntiirp. ' ' ' ' '.'..
He says he has got Into trouble with
his own wife by reason of the numer
ous letters he is receiving from other
women. - . . . '
returned to St. Paul yesterday with
his assistant, Horace B. Wild of Chicago.
PROGRAM IS READY
Republican Presidential Candidate
Will Be Told of his Nomination
by Senator Warner.
Nahant, Mass., July 20. United
States Senator William Warner of
Kansas City, Mo., who has arrived
here for a brief vacation, announced
the detailed program for the notifica
tion of William H. Taft at" Cincinnati
on July 29 of his nomination by the
republican party for the presidency of
the United States. Senator Warner,
who is chairman of the notification
committee, expects to remain here un
til shortly before the day set -for the
notification. . The program, as it now
stands, is a follows:
7 a. m. Salute of cannon from four
10 a. m. Flag raising' on the lawn
of the residence of Charles P. Taft,
brother of the nominee.
11 a. m. Notification committee es
corted to Charles P. Taft's residence
and received informally by William
12 m. Official notification, with
speech by United States Senator Will
iam Warner, Missouri, and response
by Mr. Taft. These exercises are to
take place on a platform on the lawn.
1 p. m. Review of marching clubs.
1:30 p. m. Public reception . from
platform on lawn. i
2:30 p. m. Luncheon by Charles P.
Taft to members of notification com
mittee. 3 p. m. Automobile ride through
5 'p. m. Releasing of thousands of
toy balloons from various parts of the
8 p. m. Fireworks from barges in
the river, to be witnessed by Mr. Taft,
members of the notification committee
and guests from the decks of the
steamer Island Queen.
Bands -ill furnish music through
out the day.
QUIET DAY FOR PRESIDENT
Attends Church With Mrs. Roosevelt
and Salutes Uniformed Boys.
Oyster Bay, July 20. President
Roosevelt spent the day quietly at his
home here yesterday. In the nforning,
with Mrs. Roosevelt and their son
Archie, he attended services in Christ
Episcopal church, in the village, com
ing into Oyster Bay from Sagamore
Hill in an automobile. A company of
boys in uniform, part of a New York
church organization now in camp at
Lloyd's Neck, formed on the bank of
the driveway to the church, and stood
at attention as the president approach
ed. Mr. Roosevelt saluted, stopped his
machine and greeted the boys pleas
antly, saying he was glad to see- them,
as they were the kind of boy3 he liked.
COMMISSION m SESSION
Body Authorized by Congress to Dis
cuss Financial Situation.
Narragansett Pier, R. L, July 20.
The conference arranged "by the last
session of congress for the discussion
of the financial situation of the coun
try by which it is hoped to show that
the- legislation necessary to remedy
financial needs is not provided for un
der existing laws, opened here today
by members of the National Monetary
commission appointed under the au
thority of the new currency law.
Killed Wife and Companion.
El Reno, Okla., July 20. James
Leusby, a barber, whose right name is
believed to. be Charles McCain, this
morning shot and killed W .T. Woods,
a grocery clerk, whom he found In his
wife's room, and then shot and killed
OF GEORGIA SOLON
1 "On account of the numerous news-
J paper articles about me and the letters
and telegrams to me from irate female
organizations of the country," 'Glenn
said today, "I find jnyself in the midst
of domestic woe. My wife is a pecu
liar woman and strenuously objects to
my receiving letters of any kind or
character from other ladies, whether
the latter be angry or whether they be
members of any organization.
"INim compelled to Beek the protec
tion of the legislature. My life has
been threatened and I don't know what
moment some vengeful woman may at
tempt to kill me. I had no idea that
women bad so much venom in them
until I introduced the bill. I take it
that the allegations regarding pads
corsets,' etc., " are true ?ry the women
would not oe so angry
U. S.S. New Hampshire Greeted
at Tercentenary Festivi
ties at Canada City.
Vice President Fairbanks Will
be Present and Extend
Quebec, Canada, July 20. The Unit
ed States battleship New Hampshire,
which will participate in . the tercen
tenary festivities, arrived here this af
ternoon and was received with a sa
lute from the British and French war.
ships and shore batteries. ' Admiral
Cowles, Captain Wiuslow and other
American officers landed and made a
call on Earl Grey at tne governor gen
Quebec, July 20. Quebec's tercen
tenary celebration was opened yester
day with a parade of young French
Canadians who assembled at the foot
ot Champlain's monument, heaping it
with flowers and singing hymns in
Earlier in the day Lord Roberts, ac
companied by Earl Grey, the governor
general, attended the Anglican cathe
dral while a special service w'as given
at the Catholic basilica in honor of
the duke of Norfolk, head of the Eng
lish Catholics, and the officers and
crews of the French warships. .
Representatives and lineal descend
ants of Wolfe and Montcalm, the he
roes of the battle on the plains of
Abraham, met yesterday. They were
George Wolfe and the young count'
de Montcalm. Boh visited the bat-,
tlefield on which the exploits and
deaths of their two ancestors gave a
stirring page, to history. -,.
The greatest event of the week will
be the arrival of the prince of Wales.,
who will sail into" the harbor next
Wednesday aboard the new British
battleship, the Indomitable. Great
masses of troops are being assembled
to do honor to the future monarch.
The prince was in Canada before,
when a young naval officer command
ing the gunboat Thrush. "But this is-
his first visit since he' reached his
exalted rank. He -will be quartered in
the citadel, a grim old fortress perch
ed 400 feet above the St. Lawrence.
The citadel is surrounded by old time
moats and bastions, in the midst of
which the governor general's resi-
ence will be the royal establishment
during the prince's stay.
FalrbankM Arrive Tomorrow.
Lord Roberts also is quartered in
the citadel. The grizzled old hero of
South Africa campaigns already is the
idol of the assembled Soldiery. Many
of them served under him in the Boer
war and he is quick to pick out and
welcome his old comrades in arms.
He has visi'-ed the monument erected
here to the Canadians who fell in
The presence of that fine body of
picked men, the Northwestern mount
ed police, and the cavalry, artillery.
nd foot from all parts of Canada,
brings together again many members
of the Strathcona horse and other
bodies w hich followed Lord Roberts
in Pretoria. Lord Strathcona in per
son will be here next week, coming
from London where he is Canadian
Vice President Fairbanks, who is to
represent the United States, is expect
ed to arrive next Tuesday in time to
be present at the welcome extended
to the prince of wales. The vice
president Is to be. quartered at Spen-
cerwood. a beautiful wooded estate on
which is the official residence of the
lieutenant governor of Quebec.
CALL ISSUED FOR
National Body of People's Party to
Assemble In Chicago
July 28. ; . . . . -
Chicago, July 20. Jahies H.' 'Ferris,
chairman of the national committee
of the people's party, announced today
that a meeting of the committee had
been; called for July 28 at Chicago,
when plans for- the forthcoming; cam
paign will be discussed and matured.
Many Thousands to Begin Work.
St. Louis, Mo., July 20. Within the
next 30 days practically all of the large
factories and foundries in southern Il
linois which were closed by the finan
cial depression 'will be reopened and
150J000 men will, be put back to work. ,
according to 'data gathered b the IJaSt
St. Louis Commercial club.