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FIFTY-SEVENTH YEAR. NO. 289.
THE ARGUS, SATURDAY- SEPTEMBER 19. 1008. -TWELVE PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS-
REPUBLICANS GET OUT THE
HOOK FOR SEN. FORMER?
STANDARD OIL IS GIVING
JO HELP TO DEMOCRATS
THOSE EMERGENCY CALLS
Reported Ohiosn Will be
Pushed Off Program
MOT YET CONFIRMED
Result of Charges Made by
Hearst New Letters Read
at St Louis.
New York, Sept. 19. It is reported
here this afternoon upon what seems
sufficient authority, though the nation
al headquarters was dumb cn the sub
ject, that Senator Foraker would be
asked to withdraw as one of the speak
ers at the meeting of the League of
Republican Clubs at Cincinnati next
Tuesday. Foraker Is scheduled to
speak upon that occasion on the same
platform with Taft.
Taft In the Ilnrk.
Cincinnati.. Sept. 19. Taft this af
ternoon said he knew nothing of the
suggested change in arrangements for
the republican club meeting Tuesday
In this city. -
Taft TryioK hrp Out.
Cincinnati. Ohio, Sept. 19. Still
maintaining his determination not to
be drawn into the Hearst-Foraker con
troversy, Judge Taft spent the greater
portion of the morning at his resi
dence working on speeches he is to
make through the west. The princi
pal caller of the day was Senator
Crane of Massachusetts.
Tried to lluy l'nper.
Cincinnati, Sept. 19. As part of the
purchase money in an unsuccessful
deal for the ownership of the Ohio
State Journal at Columbus, the draft
for $50,1100 mentioned in John D. Arch
hold's letter made public last night in
St. Louis by William R. Hearst was
received by Senator ForIfltr,"anu on
the failure of the attempt to buy that
paper, the draft was returned and the
incident forgotten, according to a
statement given to the Associated
Press by Foraker here today.
;.irr Affec-ted OHiclnl Career.
The senator declares in a statement
that no one at any time ever paid him
a cent or even suggested any such
payment in consideration of anything
he might do as a public man.
HenewM Illw Altack.
St. Louis, Sept. 19. William It.
Hearst, in a speech here last night re-
IS NOT HIS FAULT
Orville Wright Freed From Re
sponsibility for Accident to
OFFICIAL REPORT TURNED IN
Experiments With Machine Will Con
tinue and Inventors Still Have
Chance for $25,000 Prize. .
Washington, Sept. 19. "The board
finds that the accident which occurred
in an unofficial flight made at Fort
Myer, Va., at about 5:18 p. m. on Sept.
17, 1908, was due to the accidental
breaking of a propellor blade and a
consequent unavoidable loss of control
which resulted In the machine falling
to the ground from a height of about
In these words the official report of
the board of signal officers, given out
last night by Major-George O. Squier,
sets forth the result of the inquiry into
the cause , of the wreck of Orville
Wright's aeroplane, by which Lieuten
ant Thomas E. Selfridge -lost his life
and Mr. Wright sustained serious in
juries. la Mir of Only.
The report, continues: "The board
finds that First Lieutenant Thomas E.
Selfridge, 1st field artillery (attached
to the signal corps by war department
orders and assigned to aeronautical
duty), accompanied Mr. Wright, by au
thority, on the aeroplane for the pur
pose of officially receiving instruction.
and received injuries by the falling of
the machine which ' resulted In his
Mar Yet Win I'rUe. ,
The signal corps will proceed with
its aeronautical work, and it is under
stood the Wright brothers will be per
mltted to make their official trials
whenever they are ready, without en
dangering their chance of receiving
the contract price of $25,000 for their
aeroplane. . ,
newed his attack an Senator Foraker,
begun Thursday night at Columbus,
Ohio, reading letters to show that in
addition to the $29,500 referred to
Thursday night the Ohio senator had
received $50,000 from John D. Arch-
bold of the Standard Oil company.
Mr. Hearst answered the reply which
Senator Foraker made yesterday to
the letters read Thursday night, and
la Kepuhllrarf Style.
"Mr. Foraker replies In characteris
tic republican manner. Me practically
admits that he did serve Standard Oil
and is proud of it. His statement is
based on letters. I read Thursday night.
If he had seen the letters I am going
to read tonight he would have denied
the whole matter."
Mr. Hearst then read the following
"No. 2C Broadway, New York, Jan.
27, 1902. My Dear Senator: Respond
ing to your favor of the 25th, it gives
me pleasure to hand you herewith cer
tificate of deposit for $50,000 in ac
cordance with our understanding.
Your letter states the" conditions cor
rectly and I trust the transaction will
be successfully consummated. Very
truly yours, J. D. ARCHBOLD,
"Hon J. B. Foraker, Washington,
Wnuln Bill Looked Into.
"No. 20 Broadway, New York, Feb.
25, 19U2. My Dear Senator: I venture
to write you a word regarding the bill
introduced by Senator Jones of Arkan
sas, known as S. C49, intended to
amend the act 'To Protect Trade and
Commerce Against Unlawful Re
straints and Monopolies,' etc., introduc
ed by him Dec. 4.
"It really seems as though this bill
is very unnecessarily severe and even
vicious. Is it not much better to test
the application of the Sherman act be
fore resorting to a measure of this
kind? I hope you will feel so about
it, and I will be greatly pleased to
have a word from you on the subject.
The bill is, I believe, still in commit
tee. With kind regards, yoUrs very
truly, JOHN D. ARCHBOLD.
"Hon J. B. Foraker, Washington,
.Statement Not nil vinvlnjr.
"The bill referred to in this letter,"
jiaiuV-Mr. Hearst, "is the one introduced
bv Senator Jones of Arkansas in the
United States senate. Consequently,
Mr. Foraker's statement does not con
vince when he said the correspond
ence had nothing to do with any legis
lation in congress."
W hat the Kccurds Show.
Washington, Sept. 19. Congression
al records fail to show where there
was any bill introduced in congress
during 1900 or in the first session of
the 50th congress, which was in ses
sion at that time, relating to foreign
corporations as referred to in the For-aker-Archbold
bill No. 500, to which specific refer
ence is made in the correspondence,
was a private claims bill and did not
deal with corporations in any way.
There was not at that time any mem
ber of the house named Price, which
given as the name of the author of
bill referred to.
. Xot Entered an Attorney.
Colu.. s, Ohio, Sept. 19. Hasty
search of xle supreme court books has
failed to finu jiy record showing that
Foraker appeardd for the Standard Oil
company in any cases brought against
the company in 1899 or 1890.
Another Make Denial.
Washington, Sept. 19. When the at
tention of W. C. Haskell, formerly
United States marshal at Cleveland.
Ohio, was called to the statement of
Governor Haskell of Oklahoma that it
was he to whom Hearst referred in
his Columbus speech as having rela
tions with the Standard Oil company,
"Governor Haskell is evidently mis-
latien. l never uau any cumiucuuii
with the Standard company or any of
its officers either in a business cr so
cial way. I have no idea what Hask
ell Mr. Hearst referred to."
CHAPERONES ARE REQUIRED
University of Iowa Adopts Strict So
cial Regulations for Students.
Iowa City, Iowa, Sept. 19. At all
parties attended by men and womep
students of - the University of Iowa
chaperones must be present. This is
only one of the new rules that , con
fronts the students who are returning
for their year's work opening Monday
Boating has been classified as a soc'al
call bv the nowers that be and' ibu
pies on the river after 10 o'cloVwill
be personae non gratae with e sen
ate. All social functions rav Jbe held
on Friday and Saturday j,-n and on
nigbt3 preceding holiday All parties
must be ended by mid'V.ght except the
four class parties, and only the seniors
will be permitted to dance later than
2 a. ra.
Chicago Wins First.
Philadelphia. Pa.. Sept. 19. The
first game today resulted: Philadel
phia 2, Chicago 4.
IS MORE ALARMING
Asiatic Cholera Gets Foothold
Among the Soldiers at
FEW OF AFFLICTED RECOVER
Frcm Noon Till Midnight 471 New
Cases Are Reported Disease In
vades Odessa, Also.
St. Petersburg, Sept. 19. More
alarming than ever is the cholera sit
uation now. The Asiatic plague has
obtained a strong foothold in the gar
rison of St. Petersburg and threatens
terrible slaughter among the soldiers.
Throughout the city it is gaining rap
idly, and in spite of all efforts it is be-
The military authorities yesterday
made known for the first time the con
dition among the troops. "
- New lloMpital Opened.
The disease is spreading so rapidly
that a second large hospital is to be
opened immediately. There are 821
patients in hospitals. Since the begin
ning of the epidemic there has been a
total of 1.0CI cases, of which 37 recov
In view of the rapid spread of the
epidemic and the danger to children,
the municipality has decided to close
the primary schools of the city or six
weeks and to convert the school build
ings into hospitals.
From noon yesterday until midnight
471 new cholera cases were reported
in this city. ,.
InvnileN Dlnek Sea Port.
Odessa, Sept. 19. Despite the strict
preventive measures that have been
taken, the cholera finally has invaded
this, the most important port of the
Black sea. Seven persons have died
from the disease and 13 are in the
cholera hospitals. . The buildings of
the people suffering from cholera have
been disinfected, others have been
quarantined and summary commissions
have been appointed to take measures
to stamp out the disease. The' gov
ernor general has forbidden the publi
cation of news of fatal cases. A ma
jority of the surrounding cities are,
suffering seriously from cholera.
Many Canea nt Manila.
Manila, Sept. 19. Between 8 this
morning and 7 this evening 38 cases of
cholera and 17 deaths from the dis
ease were reported In the city. Among
the cases two were Americans H. H.
Howard and W. A. Davis. .
The authorities are not discouraged
by the apparent rapid spread of the
disease, and are confident the out
break will speedily be controlled.- -
PRISON GUARDS LOSE JOBS
Men Blamed , for Escape of Convicts
, Dismissed by Joliet Warden.
Joliet, 111., Sept 19. Warden E. J.
Murphy announced yesterday that he
had discharged four guards for negli
gence and carelessness at- the time
Convicts . Clarence Wise and James
Kaiser escaped from the prison quarry
a few weeks ago. The dismissal came
after an extended investigation into
the matter -by the warden. The four
were the pickets on guard at the quar
ry when the convicts successfully slip
ped from sight in broad daylight.
Now Thorn in
v - -Ttr-r-f-rfr ittSllTrlTVta-r
Senator Foraker, Whose Recent Reconciliation with
Judge Taft is not a Happy One in the Light
of Recent Events
DROUTH IN EAST FEARFUL
WATER IS SOLD BY GALLON
Pittsburg. Sept. 19. The drouth is
fast assuming serious proportions in
western Pennsylvania, eastern Ohio
and West Virginia. During four days
a representative of .;, the Associated
Press visited over 30 cities and towns
in the tri-state district and conditions
of an alarming nature were found.
At night raging forest fires light tip
miles of territory, while thousands of
persons are doing everything in their
power to check the flames. -Prayiox
for Rain. 1
Meetings are.held at which prayers
for iain are offered.
.In many communities water is being
sold by the gallon. To prevent an epi
demic of disease the health authorities
are flushing " several streams in the
Pittsburg district and then coating the
bed and banks with lime.
Severe AVent of loanalux.
Philadelphia, Pa., Sept. 19: Practi
cally the entire state of Pennsylvania
east of the Allegheny mountains is
suffering rom , one of the worst
drouth in years. ' In some parts of
the state no rain has fallen in more
than two months.
Rivers' and streams are so .loy that
in some Instances industrial plants
have been shut down for lack of
water. ' Forest fires are burning in
several sections and some localities
report crops will be entirely ruined
unless rain comes soon.
' Rain at Chicago.
Chicago. Sept. 19. The first down
pour of rain in the city since Aug. 12
started this afternoon. ' . .
JOE JAMES HANGS
AT CAPITAL OCT. 23
Judge Pronounces Sentence Upon
Springfield Negro Who Helped
Start Race Riots.
Springfield, 111., Sept. 19. Joe James,
the negro convicted of murdering Cler
gy A. Ballard, was sentenced this af
ternoon by Judge Creighton to. hang
here ;Oct. 23. James . manifested no
emotion when sentence . was pro
nounced. - '
TEACHES THE TEACHERS
H. C. Walker of St. Louia Gives In
struction In Penmanship.
H. C. Walker of , St. Louis, who in
troduced his system of muscular move
ment in penmanship In the public
schools' last year, Is- again In the city
instructing the teachers of the grades
as to his methods. Mr, Walker met
the teachers of the different grades
in sections at the high school this
morning and instructed them in the
movements In the system he is teach
ing. The teachers in turn instruct
the children in their classes. Some
of the teachers have become quite ex
pert in. penmanship unJer Mr.
Walker's direction and many of them
rival the teacher. This afternoon Mr.
Walker met the teachers of Davenport
and those of Moline will follow. The
muscular movement system was adopt
ed in "all the school of the tri-cities
European Nations Have Been
Alive to Value of Water
ways for Years.
MAKE THEIR FORESTS PAY
Congressman Moore of Pennsylvania
Talks of What He Saw in a
Recent Trip Abroad.
Washington, Sept. 19. The neces
sity for a broad and comprehensive
policy on the part of the general gov
ernment, toward the inland water
ways of the United States, is becom
ing more and more patent, as the com
pletion or me Panama canal ap-
proacnes. xnis-necessity is due to a
multiplicity of causes, principal of
which is the inadequate railway facili
ties to handle our ever-widening com
merce. The necessity also presents
itseii m the activity or foreign gov
ernments toward their inland water
ways, which necessarily -affects our
commerce to a large extent.
This past summer members of con
gross have, more than ever before.
made a study of the . waterway sys
tems of European countries and the
relation of the government to their in
land waterways, as they affect the
commercial life of the people. It is
doubtful if the legislative branch of
the government has ever been more
largely represented in Europe than
dur'ug the present year, these repre
sentatives of the senate and house of
representatives going abroad to make
personal examinations of foreign con
ditions, in older that a better under
standing may be had of these condi
tions as they affect, the needs of the
people of the United States.
Should Be S ntematif.
"It is high time the people of the
United. States began to systematically
develop their waterways and take
stock account of tlieir natural re
sources," said Congressman J. Hamp
ton Moore of Pennsylvania, who has
just completed a tour of Europe with
Chairman Theodore E. Burton of the
rivers and harbors committee of the
house, and United States Senator
Reed Smoot of Utah,a, member of the
president's forestry conservation com
mission. "While we have been permitting our
livers to silt up and our docks to de
teriorate, the European countries have
been straining every energy to cor
rect similar errors of neglect and
omission. They now regard their
waterways as the greatest, possible na
tional asset, and even though some
of them are not profitable, as separate
enterprises, they are assisting the
commerce and industries of the coun
tries concerned and are deyeloping
new communities.' They are also re
habilitating some old ones Antwerp,
for instance, has become one of the
world's greatest ports, after a depres
sion that almost depopulated the city,
because in recent years it has culti
vate! the Scheldt river. By the same
token, Flanders, the province on the
opposite side of the river, has taken
no steps to improve its water front,
and remains a mud bank with a few
wrecks and cheap buildings to mark
its existence. .
Have, Iarice Mileage.
"We have more waterways in the
United States than there are In Eng
land. France. Germany and several
other of the northern European coun
tries combined, but we: have not yet
learned how to, care for them nor to
adequately estimate their value. The
foreigner knows the worth of these
streams and he is cul'ivdting them
Neither do we . yet . appreciate the
value of our forests. The foreigner
does. He is older and more experi
enced than we and he ha3 gotten over
hi3 prodigality. At least, in Germany,
FraHce and Switzerland Is this the
case. ' France isn't so prodigal as it
was. It is now husbanding the forests:
You don't hear of Germany selling
any timber. Germany buys - timber.
The other countries hate been giving
up to Germany and now they are be
ginning to find it out. In Switzerland
they are equally careful. They keep
a book account of their trees. They
do not. permit one tree to come down
without Betting' up another. They
don't lose a tree In Switzerland. They
can't afford to. I visited one forest
in Switzerland where they clear f 9
Bryan Replies, to Hearst
e " ' -
ing Them as False.
STOPS AT NEW LOHDOfl
Says Republicans Will Raits
Campaign Fund by Sub
New York, Sept. 19. As he departed ,
from the city today Bryan was asked
whether the Standard Oil company
has contributed to the democratic
party as charged by Hearst at Colum
bus, Ohio. Bryan replied: ,
"The Standard Oil company has
contributed nothing to the democratic
Vnyn Reapeeta to Old Friend.
New London, Conn., Sept. 19.
Bryan spent an hour and a half in
New Haven to pay his respects to the
memory of one of his most beloved
friends, the late Alexander Troup, at
Stamford. Bryan referred to the plat
forms of the two parties and to the
fact Taft had imitated him In the mat
ter of talking into a phonograph. Next
thing he looked for, he said, was that
the republican party would further In
fringe upon democratic methods by
raising campaign contributions by pop
Make Short Speech.
Bryan arrived here at 12:45 and
spoke for several' minutes to a large
and enthusiastic crowd. He attacked
Taft for amending the republican plat
form and for his "evasive discussion'
of it. Bryan gaid he stood on the
democratic platform arid if elected the
people will know where he stands.
Paxnrs South Xorwalk. . '
Soutk .Korwalk. - Conn v- Sept. 19.
William J. Bryan arrived here enroute
to Providence, R. I on schedule time.
Bryan appeared at the rear of the
train and waved a farewell as the
train drew out of the depot. '
PROMPTS A KILLING
Wisconsin Man . Being Refused Hand
of 14-Year-Old Girl Shoots Three,
Waukesha, Wis., Sept. 19. John
Smith, a blacksmith employed by Ju-
ius Grabow at Calhoun, five miles
east of here, who shot and Berlousjy
ounded Olga Grabow, aged 14, fatal
ly wounded the girl's mother, and shot
Sheriff Dwinnell through the head
hen the latter attempted to arrest
him, was captured at the Grabow home
early today by the heavily armed
posse who had been guarding the
house all night. The sheriff and the
girl will recover. Mrs. Grabow will
probably die. The Shooting is said to
be the result of Smith's "brooding oyer
the unrequited love for Olga. Smith'3
capture was only effected after the
house had been riddled with bullets
and every pane of glass broken.
an acre per annum on 2,000 acres.
There is no forest Jn the United
States where the government recovers
I per, acre. '.
Have Been Waatefal.
"We have been wasteful in the
United States and the time has come
for us to stop. We must hold oar
forests or we must reforest as fast as
we cut down. Nations of smaller,
area than ours have 'been obliged to
solve this problem, - and ww are now
facing It. We may not tun govern
ment saw mills and lumber yards, as
some of the European countries do.
but we can at least preserve our for
ests by preventing waste. .This Is as
essential to the preservation y of our
waterways as it is to the maintenance
of the timber supply. Wheiker the
federal government shall assume the
obligation or whether It be left to the
states, is a question -yet to be deter
mined, but as to tfie necessity, for the
epeedy adoption of some practical sya-
tem of conservation there can be no
question:' If relief Is not afforded the
commercial -and industrial interests of
the country will .surely suffer In the
end. We need system and uniformity
in the treatment both of waterways
and forestry.. This would spelt econ
omy and amplitude instead of profll-
rgacy and waste." . - ' -
. Mr. Moore Is president of the At
lantic Deeper Waterways association
and will report the result of bis ob
servations to the annual convention
of that body, ; which ineets In Baltf
more, Nov. 17, 18 and 19 next.
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