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FIFTY-SEVENTH YEAR. NO. 246.
THE ARGUS. FRIDAY. JULY 31. 1908.-TWELVE PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
GROUNDS FOR REVERSAL OF RULING
OF COURT IN STANDARD OIL CASE,
DECLARES DISTRICT ATTORNEY SIMS
GOMPERS MAKES WARM ANSWER
TO FALSE STATEMENTS AS TO
HIS POSITION IN THE CAMPAIGN
DANGERS OF THE THIRD RAIL.
Returns to Chicago Full of
Fight After Conference at
ACT WITHIN 10 DAYS
Attorneys of Defendant Compa
ny Withhold Comment
for the Present.
Chicago, July 31. With the return
ft District Attorney Sims and Special
Counsel Wilkerson to the city from
the conference held at Lenox. Mass.,
With Attorney General Bonaparte, So
licitor General Henry M. Hoyt and
fepccial Attorney General Frank B.
Kellogg regarding the Standard Oil
case, the work on the petition for re
hearing will be hurried at once.
Messrs. Sims and Wilkerson de
clared that the conference was most
satisfactory and that aggressive action
against the Standard ' Oil company
r would be prosecuted without regard
to the adverse ruling made by the
United States court of appeals in the
case of the $29,240,000 fine of Judge
Grounds Ample fur t'uaafte.
"The grounds for the petition for
the rehearing were carefully gone over
by the conference and , all present
agreed in the belief that there are
sufficient grounds to change the ruling
of the United States court of appeals."
said Attorney Sims. "The position
taken at the conference will be em
toJied in the petition for the rehear
ing which will be filed within the next
ten days. This is all I can ay at the
Conference Break I p.
Lenox, Mass., July SI. The confer
ence of government lawyers, who
have been promfnent in the trial of
corporation suits,' and especially that
against the Standard OH company,
broke up yesterday with the depart
ure of Frank B. Kellogg for New. York
stud the return of Attorney General
Bonaparte to his cottage among the
hiliR here. The work of agahi setting
In motion the legal machinery of the
government in its crjniinal cases
against the Standard, Oil company will
be at once taken up. District, Attor
ney Sims of Chicago, with his assist
ant and all five or the lawyers who
participated In the conference here,
expressed the utmost confidence of
Aricuutrnfa Probably ?eit Month.
It is expected that a motion for a
rehearing wBl be filed with the circuit
court of appeals in Chicago within
the next fe days and that arguments
ill be made some time in August.
At that time an efTort will be made
in persuade the court of appeals to
nijudicat,e and correct what the gov
ernment lawyers claim, are grave er
rors or Jurisprudence. Should the
court of .appeals deny the motion, the
assistance or the United States su
preme . co.urt will . then be , sought
tluough a writ of certiorari In the
hope that the court w(H order a
GRIPMAN AMUCK IN
Kills Daughter, Woman. Patient and
Fatally Wounds Wife From Whom
He Had Been Separated.
Seattle. Wash.. July 31. Jesse
Fifei, a gripman, killed his 8-year-old
daughter Hazel and . Mrs. Dennis M
houl, a confinement patient; fatally
wounded his wife. Mrs. L. Fifei. and
seriously wounded Mrs. . Ethel War
ren a sister-in-law, in a private ma
iprnitv hosDltal here last night. He
then committed suicide. Fifer
his wire had, been separated.
SUBJECT TO CHARGE
.,- 'v:":-," . - f
Brighton Beach Racing Organisation In
; dieted for Aiding ; in violating
''' of Anti-Gambling Law.
New York July . 3L The Brighton
Beach Racing association, which con
eluded a racing nieet Wednesday, was
Indicted by the grand Jury today oh
the -charge of aiding gamblers to vio
late the new anti-gambling laws. The," me nunawem, oui H was noi news
Indictments are also returned jointly, at all, according to James J. Hill,
with the association against Christo-I Asked If the action of the American
i.her Fitzgerald, Its president; Will-1 transcontinental roads in withdrawing
iam Engeman, a large stockholder in from the Pacific carrying trade was
the association and John G. Cavan- due to resentment at the action of the
augh, formerly superintendent of the . interstate commerce commission, Mr.
betting ring. These men have previ- Hill replied: 1 -cuily
been indicted on similar charges. I "Resentment? No, the commission
change in the records and, an ulti
mate retrial of the case against the
Standard Oil company in the United
States circuit court fdr" the seventh
Thig is the government line cf cam
paign, but the law's necessary delays
are expected to drag the case out for
six or eight months and that it will
be well Into next year before final
action is reached.
Oil Company' CounMel Kelleent.
New.Jork. July 31 M, F. Elliott,
chief counsel ' for the Standard Oil
company, said concerning Attorney
General Bonaparte's announcement
that he will ask for a rehearing in the
case of the Standard Oil company.
"At this time I have nothing to say
regarding the statement. Two courses
were open to the attorney general
one to apply for a rehearing, the other
; retrial. The former, has been
chosen, and until the application has
been made it would not be proper to
say anything. For the rest, the
United States circuit court's opinion
revising Judge Lands speaks for It
Pelf." BANKERS ARRANGED
A LOAN FOR GOULD
Sum of $8,C00,000 Raised to Meet
Wheeling & Lake Erie Notes,
But Terms Are Kept Secret.
New York, July 31. Arrangements
fcr meeting the $8.000.000 -'Wheeling
& Lake Erie railroad notes falling due
tomorrow were completed today by
Kuhn. Loeb & Co. and Blair & Co..
bankets. The consideration by which
the road is enabled to meet the notes
is not made public. Neither would
any of the parties concerned say
vhether or not the destiny of any of
the Gould railroads were affected by
the terms of the new agreement.
ONE HUNDRED KEGS
OF POWDER BLOW UP
Mining Town in West Virginia
Shaken by a Terrific
Huntington, W. Va.. July 31. At
the mining town of Stafford last night
100 kegs of powder in the powder
house exploded. Nearly every house
in town was completely wrecked and
several persons were seriously hurt.
The cause of the explosion is un
krown. The damage aggregates
A POLICY ON TAFT'S LIFE?
Report Is That Wall Street Firm Has
Taken Out $100,000.
New York, July 31. It is reported
that a Wall street firm has taken out a
"policy for $100,000 with Lloyds of Lon
don on the life of William H. Taft for
one year at the rate of 5 per cent. It
is Impossible to verify this report
among the insurance men who repre
sent Lloyds. Bartschmann & Maloyof
10 Exchange place, 'who have placed
seevral million dollars of anti-Bryan
insurance, said they had heard the re
port, but could not verify it.
HURT IN AN AUTO ACCIDENT
Carl Burton of .Aurora Victim of Ac
cident in Chicago.
Chicago, July 31. Carl Burton of
Aurora, III., a prominent fraternity
man at the University of Chicago,
was probably fatally injured in an
automobile accident early today. The
automobile skidded as it was going
south in Michigan avenue and collided
with a northbound ! car, wrecking the
Woman Weighed 510 Pounds.
Pittsburg, July 31. After suffering
for 19 years from elephantiasis, Mrs.
Anne E. Lynch died early today at her
home near McKeesport. At her death
she weighed 510 pounds.
Governor Little in Sanitarium.
St. Joseph. Mo.. July 31. Governor
John S. Little of Arkansas has been
placed in a sanitarium here suffering
from acute melancholia.
WELL BE, IS THE WAILOF JAMES J. HILL
' St. Paul, July 31. Announcement
that the- Hill lines had abandoned the
marine portion of" their share in the
trade with Japan and China while re
taining affiliation with Japanese steam
ship lines, came as a shock to many
BIG AUTO COMBINE
Company Vith $25,00 0,000
Capital Formed to Take Over
' '' Several Factories.
INCLUDE MAXWELL AND BU1CK
Banking House of J. P. Morgan & Co.
Said to Be Financing the Pro
New York. July 31. The" first tig
combination in the automobile world
now is making, the plans calling for a
company to be known as the Interna
tional Motor company, with $25,000,000
capital, $11,000,000 common and $14,
000,000 preferred stock. Among the
underwriters of the $900,000 of the pre
ferred stock which will be the first put
out here, It is understood, -are several
members of the banking house of J. P.
Morgan & Co., although the banking
house itself does not figure in the
transaction. If the negotiations now
under way are successful the company
will be ready for operation by Sept. 1.
Maxwell and Iluk-k In.
According to present plans the first
two companies to combine under the
International Motor company will be
the Maxwell-Briscoe Motor company of
Tarrytown and the Buick Motor com
pany of Jackson, Mich. About half a
dozen other plants will be brought into
the organization with these two com
panies. Options have been obtained
on other properties, including several
which furnish raw materials, so that
when complete the concern will be
the biggest of the kind in the world.
Among those who are interested in the
! formation of the company, the attor
neys for which are Ward, Hayden &
Satterlee, Mr. Satterlee being a son-in-law
of J. P. Morgan, are W. P. Hamil
ton, who Is also a son-in-law of Mr.
Morgan, and W. P. Horn of Morgan's
banking house staff.
NO LIGHT SHED 08
DEATH OF WOMAN
Coroner Returns Verdict in Hazel
N Drew Case Detectives Are
Still at Work.
Troy, N. Y., July 31. Coroner
Strope today made public the findings
as a result of the inquest into the
death of Hazel I. Drew, whose body
was found in Toel pond, July 11. The
finding Is that death was caused by
the "extravasation of blood in the
dura-mater caused by a blow on the
head from soma blunt instrument in
some manner unknown." The chief
cf the detective bureau says there
are yet clues that have not been fully
followed out and he is still hopeful
GONE, OR MIGHT AS
ean't be blamed for enforcing the via w
The Pacific trade was given up because
it did. not pay. America .today has no
flag on the high seas or might as well
not have for we cannot compete with
any other country, and must hand the
load over to anybody who asks for it.
"We are not a seafaring nation. We
have no sailors, though under the law
Americans must constitute two-thirds
oi. three-fourths of the crews. You see -
how impossible competition
must pay sailors $30 a month in gold
and the Japanese get them for $10 in coast attended by slight-winds and. one time a beautiful woman, was re
silver." ' Irainc .. 1 t moved from the contagious ward in
TO RUN AGAIN
TO AID TAFT
Hitchcock Confer! With Repub
, lican Leaders in York
IN A FOXY ROLE
Attempts to Conceal His Wishes
New iork, July Frank B. Hitch
cock, chairman of the republican na
tional committee, today met the New
York state leaders and discussed with
them the situation here as it relates
to the national campaign. Herbert
Parsons. William L. Ward and Timo
thy L. Woodruff sought the conference
in order to present to Hitchcock their
personal views and the cooperation
they expected between the national of
ficials and the state managers.
Eipwlii Hughes Again. ,
bile Hitchcock declined to define
his wishes concerning the question of
renominating Hughes, his visitors gain
ed the impression that he expects the
state convention to name the present
governor as a candidate for another
Ili-K to OITNrt Sherman.
When Hitchcock was in the west he
found a distinct sentiment for Hughes
and believes his renominate would
strengthen the republican ticket in
other sections of the country.
Confer With Shrrnmn.
Utica, N. y.. July . 31. Chairman
McKinley of the republican1, congres
sional campaign committee. Secretary
Loubenslager of the same committee
nd Charles G. Dawes came here to
day and are in consultation with Rep
resentative James S. Shermanj the re
publican candidate for vice president.
ii is siatea tne conrerence hfVl to do
vith the transfer of the chairmanship
ot tne commitee from Sherman to
McKinley and other matters pertain
ing to the campaign.
KILLED SELF AND DAUGHTERS
Rhode Island Husband . Hoped
Would Find Better Man.
Cranston, R. I., July 31. Leon
Hendricks, aeed 31. in the absent
his wife, killed himself and two litltle
daughters by means ot gas. A n&te
left for Mrs. Hendricks said "Good
bye" and expressed the hope she woiild
find a better husband.
COTTON STILL IMPROVING
Condition July 25 Given as 83 Against
81 a Month Ago.
Washington, July 31. The average
condition of cotton was 83 per cent
Jnly 25 against 81 a mcnth ago and
73 a year ago, according to the report
of the agriculture department today.
The Atlantic Coast Storm,
Washington. July 31. With skkm
warnings continued all along the kt
lantic coast from Cape Hatleraslto
Cape Cod, the weather bureau tofav
enrounced that the storm which
been movinsr nn from the West Indies
during the next -24" hours move
northward along the middle Atlantic
j rams. -
HIS MOTHER THERE
Deneen Alludes to
Boy and Woman
Calls Him a Liar.
LAO BURNED ON A RADIATOR
State, Ecutive Remains, Cool During
Mcst Dramatic Scene of Cam
paign Against Yates.
Cnicago, July 31. Governor Deneen
last night, while making a speech in
a tent meeting on Fullerton avenue
near Racine street, was denounced as
a "liar" by Mrs. Benjamin Giroux. the
mother of Frank Giroux, the boy who
was burned on a radiator in the Lin
coln asylum for feebls minded chil
dren last year. It was' the injury to
tliis boy that brought about the legis
lative inquiry into the Deneen ad
ministration of the state charitable
institutions and finally resulted in the
state wide campaign against the gov
ernor by. Richard Yates.
The incident in the test last night
was the most dramatic of the entire
campaign. U was the lirst time the
governor and Mrs. Giroux hav been
brought face to face. -
. Take I p (iirotix Catte.
Tlie governor, in the course of his
regular speech, had taken up the Gi
"It was not this boy's fault that he
as burned." he said. "I feel deeply
sorry far the accident. But see how
it happened and who was to blame.
Coates. the attendant, was appointed
by Governor Yates. I never met the
man. It was his duty to watch the
waid where this epileptic hoy was.
He took a chance and left the room
for 20 minutes. When he came back
the boy had fallen in a fit across the
radiator and was burned badly.
"Coates was discharged at once.
Who was to blame?"
Hemonxtrntion in Tent.
At this moment there was a slight
demonstration toward the center of
the tent. It was plain that there was
a good deal of feeling on the subject
The Giroux boy was born and brought
up in that north side neighborhood.
Many had known him. The region
also is the " home of Representative
John W. Hill, chairman of the asylum
investigating committee which ex
ploited the Giroux accident and led the
controversy into political channels
Finally the suppressed excitement
Wnmiin'M Voire llinitn Shrill,
"Whv weren t the radiators cover
ed?" asked a woman in a voice shrill
and indignant. The immediate group
around her applauded. The governor
VETERAN OF TWO WARS KIDNAPS AGED
WIFE FROM HOSPITALTODIETOGETHER
Los Angeles, Jufy 31. Knowing that
his wife was suffering from leprosy,
Brigadier General David K. Wardwell,
retired, a hero of two wars, secretly
and in the night sto' . the woman from
the contagious ward in the county hos
pital, and has secluded her in Mexico,
where he will make his home with her.
An attempt is being made to locate
them by the authorities only in order
to account to the, government. Both,
according to the officials of the county
hospital, threatened to commit suicide
if they were not allowed to spend the
remainder of their livesv in each oth
er's company, .even If it were In isola
tion. V - ' ' " . .
Three nights ago Mrs. Wardwell, at
locked astonished then troubled. He
looked pleadingly at the woman.
"I was just coming to that point,"
he" , said. "If you will give me a
"It waS my boy," cried the woman,
who was Mrs. Giroux. "You can't
say these things to me. I know bet
"Madam," said the governor, "I will
explain to your satisfaction."
"You'd better," said Mrs. Giroux.
"I am his mother.'
"Yes," and I am sorry for you," said
the governor. ''This lady's husband."
he added, addressing the crowd, "has
been employed by Mr. Yates to make
speeches against me."
Shontn: "If a Lie."
"That is a lie a lie!" shrieked
Mrs. Giroux. "He doesn't get any
money for it. He is doing it for the
take of humanity."
"1 will have no discussion with a
iady," said the governor, turning in
appeal to the committee on the plat
form. "You'd better not," said the woman.
"We will give you a chance later,"
interrupted the chairman of the meet
ing. . "The governor has the floor
AUTO IS IN PARIS
Thomas Car, Victor in New York to
Paris Contest, Is Given Tre
Paris, July 31. The Thomas auto
mobile representing 'America in the
New York to Paris contest crossed the
frontier at noon yesterday and swept
into Paris at 8 o'clock last night, hav
ing completed the race which started
Feb. 32 in New York. But for a mis
hap on the road between Sere and Ber
lin the car would have reached its des
tination W ednesday afternoon. Owing
to the fact that the Protos of Germany
Incurred" penalties giving the American
car an advantage of 30 days in the race
the officials will probably award in
favor of the Yankees.
Upon their arrival" here the victorious
crew was escorted up the boulevards
oy automobile enthusiasts, who met
the Thomas at Meaux. 25 miles east of
Paris, and the contestants were greet
ed with tremendous cheering all the
way into the metropolis.
SWITCHMEN'S STRIKE ON
President Truesdale Declines Confer
ence With Men With a
Scranton, Pa., July 31. President
Truesdale today refused the switch
men's request for aconference on the
troubles on the Buffalo division of the
Delaware, Lackawanna & Western
railroad. Grand Master Hawley of the
switchmen's union said afterwards that
a strike declaration seems inevitable.
SHIP HEARS FROM THE FLEET
Glazier, at Fiji Islands, in Wireless
Suvti, Fiji Islands, July 31. The
Glazier, storeship of the United States
Atlantic fleet, arrived yesterday. It
reports having been in communica
tion by wifeless with the battleship
Georgia Tuesday, at a distance of 1,
200 miles, and hopes to effect a chain
of communication with the fleet
through the tender Yankton, which ft
in the Tonga islands, and the repair
ship Panther, which is at Pago-Pago,
Marshal Roberts Prostrated.
Montreal, July 31. Considerable
consternation haa been caused by the
announcement that Field Marshal Rob
erts has been prostrated by the heat
and that all eazasements for todav
J had been called off.
the county hospital. The next morn
ing an opened window and a note
thrown carelessly upon the window sill
told the story of .the woman's flight
"We will not be molested In Mex
ico it was tnere where we were mar
ried, and we will be allowed to die
A cursory investigation showed that
the couple got aboard a late train for
Mexico. "When supervisors and coun
ty health officials were told of the cir
cumstances they made no comment
found no fault, ' " ,
"It is the best, thing that could have
happened," said one official, "and I am
glad the general secured his wife. She
was the man's wife. He married her
with the knowledge that she would
have leprosy; be wishes to die with
Reports That He Would Deliver
Labsr Vote Stamped
as Lies. ' .
unions act Honestly
Misrepresentation Comes Fnm
Enemies of the Common
Cause, He Says.
Washington, July 31. "The report
that I have ever said that I would or
would not deliver the labor vote to any
political party is an infamous lie," 6at J
Samuel Gompers. president of the
American Federation of Labor, yester
day. "Organized labor is not only hon
est, but intelligent enough to choose
the party whfch will best represent its
interests. " '
"It is possible that by lies and mis
representations the enemies of organ
ized labor may injure me personally
and even be successful in accomplish
ing my removal as president o the
American Federation of Labor," said
Mr. Gompers, "but tnat will never
change my course in battling for the
principles for which I stand.
"It is not a' question of politics with
me. I have no politics, or, if I have,
they are the politics of the people.
Such Bit tern run Mot Expected.
"I fully expected when I took the
stand which I have," said Gompers.
"that some would disagree with me. I
don't expect the labor world to accept
my conclusions in every instance. I
expected to- be criticised, too, in some
quarters, but I did not think the crit
icism would be so unjust as to be con
temptible. I stand for the right of in
dividual opinion. -
"I regard my position as president
of the American Federation of. Labor
as the most exalted and honorable in
this world to which I could ever wish
to aspire. It is a sacred. trust with
which my fellows have honored me be
cause of my convictions and the prin
ciples which I advocate. They may
take that honor away from me if they
like and I will bow to their will. . Bqt
it will not prevent me from fighting
for the cause which is my life's work
just as I have in the past and as I pro
pose to do in the future.
Will Mot Sell Hla Honor. ,
"I want no political office or honor,
have nothing for sale, and don't pro
pose at this late date by selling my
"What I think and what I say is
from conscientious conviction that it
truth. No one can make me sac
rifice my honest conviction.
My editorial in the American Fed-
erationist plainly sets forth my posi
tion. He who runs may read and un
derstand. Those who have taken issue
with the position therein set forth
not, understand me, with the position
am alleged to have assumed are po
litical renegades and discredited out
casts of labor. I do not mean that
those who differ from my opinion are
such, but those who have denounced
me and claim that I have not set forth
he facts as they are." ""-"'
No Republican FIKht Planned.
Frank H. Hitchcock, republican na
tional chairman, when asked as to the
ruth of the report that a personal cam
paign was to be waged against Mr.
Nothing of the kind has been ar
SULTAN ABOUT TO .
DROP HIS TITLE?
Reported That He. Proposes to B
Known Hereafter as "Emperor .
of the Moslem."
Berlin. July 31. The Berliner 2el-
tung today publishes a dispatch from
Conftantinople saying - the sultan of
Turkey is preparing to declare hiiflselt
emperor of the Moslems, abrogating
the title 'of Miltan.
Henley, July 31. The Leahder crew
lest the . Belgians in the elght-oared
race held here today In ' connection
with the international Olympic con
tests. . ' . v- V '
The Leanders won by two length
and a half over a course a mile and
a half long in 7 minutes 52 "feecorids,
leading the entire distance.' - The out
come was a great surprise, as many
experts had conceded the race to the
Belgians. The event closed the-HB-