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FIFTY-SEVENTH YEAR. NO. '.3081
THE ARGUS. MONDAY, OCTOBER 12. 1908.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
PARTISAN TO PRINCIPLE,
NOT PARTY. LABOR'S STAND
PACIFIC SOLUTION OF
TROUBLE K EXPECTED
TEDDY BUTTS INTO THE CAMPAIGN
Gompers Defines Position
in Circular Which is
G.O.P.IS FOR DESPOTISM
While Democrats Stand for Gov
ernment by Law Vested
Washington, Oct. 12. In performing
its solemn duty at this time in sup
port of a political ' party, labor doe
cot become .artisan to that political
party, but partisan to a principle, de
clares President Gompers of the
American Federation of Labor in a.
circular issuad today regarding labor's
attitude in the campaign.
Hrpnblicana for DenpotlHin.
He charges the republican party
and its candidate stand for the fur
ther extending into this country the
despotic government vested in the
Judiciary ani that the democratic
party and its candidate stands for gov
ernment by law vested in the people.
DROP 4,000 FEET
American Competitors in International
Balloon Race Have
ESCAPE WITH THEIR LIVES
Are Twenty-Three Starters in Contest
for theJames- Gordon Bem--r-
Berlin, Oct. 12. The international
balloon race, which started yesterday
from the suburb of Schmargendorf,
was the occasion of a thrilling incident,
two American aeronauts having a mi
raculous escape from death.
The American balloon Conqueror,
the only American-built craft in the
contest, having on board A. Holland
Forbes . and Augustus Post, less than
two minutes after the start, burst at
an altiture of 4,000 feet.
For 2,000 feet it shot down like a
bullet, and then spread out like a para
chute, and the rapidity of the descent
was checked. Coming close to the
earth, however, the basket smashed
Into the roof of a house, but the two
men escaped with but slight Injuries.
The race, in which 23 balloons par
ticipated, representing Great Britain,
France, Germany, the United States,
Switzerland, Italy, Belgium and Spain,
started at 3 o'clock in the afternoon
In the presenee of at least 80,000 spec
tators. Race la (or Bennett Cap.
All the competitors in the race are
provided with rations for three days.
This iB the third international balloon
cup race for the James Gordon Ben
- nett trophy valued at $2,500. The first
race was held at Paris in 1906 and
was won by Lieutenant Frank P. Lahm
of the United States cavalry, by a
flight of 402 miles.
The second contest was held under
the auspices of the Aero club of Amer
ica at St. Louis in October, 1907. It
was won by the German balloon Pom'
The conditions call for the longest
single flight, measured on an airline,
The cup must be defended by the win
ner at an international contest held
the following year and it must be won
three times in succession before pass
ing to a permanent holder.
-SLAIN BY ROBBERS
Catches Pair at Work at
and la Shot Down by Pal Who
Was on Watch.
Waterloo, Iowa, Oct. 12. Policeman
Fred P. Widmann while patrolling an
alley in the business district shortly
tifter 3 o'clock yesterday . morning in-
' terrupted burglars trying to break intoiam
tne UODUm Biore. wimuui. . nniuiiiB
- a man secreted behind some boxes and
" standing guard while the other worked
cpened fire at close range, two bul-
, lets striking the officer. Though dazed
by the' sudden' attack and mortally
wounded tne omcer reiumeq me nre
but the burglars escaped. - The officer
dragged himself to the sidewalk and
his cries for help attracted the. atten
tion of other policemen at headquar
ters, a block away. He was taken to
the hospital where he died in the after
noon. Mayor Doty has offered $200
reward for the arrest of the assail
r.nts. Officer Widmann was 28 years
old and unmarried.
TWO NEGROES ARE
STRUNG ON A TREE
Mississippi Blacks Put to Death by
Mob for Fatally Shooting a
Lulu, Miss., Oct, 12. Frank and Jim
Davis, negroes, were hanged to an oak
tree here at sundown yesterday for
fatally shooting John Cr Kendall, con
ductor on the Helena branch of the
Yazoo and Mississippi Valley railroad
As Kendall's train was leaving here
at 3:45 in the afternoon, the negroes
were standing on a car platform drink
ing and cursing. Kendall ordered
them into the car and they cursed
him. Kendall drew his revolver and
struck Frank Davis over the bead
with it. Then Jim Davis shot Ken
dall in the back. Kendall will riot
live. Special trains were ordered, one
tc take Kendall to Memphis, the other
to take the negroes to Clarksdale for
safety. The first order was filled. A
mob broke into the caboose of the
letter train, seized the negroes and
SPANNING PACIFIC OCEAN
First Wireless Communication Between
Frisco and Sandwich Islands.
San Francisco, Oct 12. San Fran
cisco and the Hawaiian islands clasped
hand3 at an early hour yesterday
through tho medium of the wireless
telegraph. While most of the resi
dents of the city were soundly asleep
in their homes. Governor Frear sent
his "Aloha" to the people of the
United States. It was a new mark in
the history of wireless telegraphy
While, freak messages have been
picked up from as great a distance,
with buthalf his jower installed he
messenger on tne lsianas taiuea at in
tervals for two hours with the operator
here from the new 10 kilowatt station
now in course of erection on Kakahua
Point on the island of Oahu.
MURDER SUSPECT CAUGHT
Young Chicago Traveling Salesman
Accused of Killing Mrs. Thompson
Chicago, Oct. 12. -Luman C. Mann,
aged 23, the son of a wealthy business
man residing in Oak Park, was ar
rested yesterday on a warrant charg
ing him with the murder of Mrs. Fan
nie Thompson, who was found stran
gled in a rooming house July 3. Mann
was arrested in Phillipsburg, Pa,,
where he had been sent as traveling
salesman for a Chicago firm. On the
advice of an attorney, Mann refused
to answer any questions put to him
by the police. Mann is alleged to
have been identified by a house
keeper of a Michigan avenue rooming
house as the mysterious Raymond
the name under which the couple reg
istered when they visited the place.
PREPARE TO ASK 8-HOUR DAY
Anthracite Ccal Miners in Session
Formulating Demands. .
Scranton, Fa., Oct. 12. A convention
of mine workers from the three an
thracite districts of the United Mine
Workers of America began here today
for the purpose of formulating de
mands to be presented to the coal
operators shortly before the expira
tion of the present three year agree
ment. An eight hour day for all em
ployes will, I' is said, be one of the
Taft Starts Long Grind.
Cincinnati, Ohio, Oct. 12. Taft left
the city at 7 this morning for a con
tinuous campaign tour until election
Washington Court House, Ohio, Oct
12. In a short speech he delivered
before 8 this morning to residents of
Morrow and repeated here a little
later, Judge Taft demonstrated his
voice is in excellent condition for the
three weeks of constant campaigning
he, has undertaken. He talked about
better times under republican tuan
under democratic administration and
his audience told him in turn it did
cot want a change.
Foreign Missions Considered. ...
New Orleans, La., Oct 12. Foreign
missions today received almost the un
divided attention of the international
rr.lssionary conference of the Churches
cf Christ Mission study classes, re
ports and addresses filled a busy pro-
, Fatal Riot In Mine Town.'
Fairmont, W. Va. Oct 12. Three
man are dy ing and three more or less
seriously woucded as the result of a
S not between miners and outside men
ki .cnierpnz nine nines irum uere.
I Cfinnr! I
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TODAY'S BATTING ORDER.
Crawford . ...CF.
Sheckard .... LF.
Evers . 2B.
Umpires O'Day and Sheridan.
SCORE BY INNINGS.
Detroit 100005020 8 13
Chicago .......000300000 3 7
Chicago, Oct. 12. The weather was
fair and conditions ideal for the thirl
of the world's championship baseball
games between the Chicago Nationals
and Detroit this afternoon.
Pfiester and Kling was announced
as the, battery for Chicago. At the
last minute a change was made in the
Detroit battery, Thomas going in in
place of Schmidt. The story of the
game by innings follows:
Detroit Mclntyre was out. O'Leary
siiigled and Ciawford was out at first,
O'Leary going to second. Cobb sin
gled, scoring O'Leary. Rossman was
c ut at first.
Chicago No runs.
Detroit No runs.
THIRD INNING. .
Detroit No runs.
Chicago No runs.
MAKE ROOSEVELT WORLD PRESIDENT
IS MISSION OF NEW REFORM BUREAU
. Boston, Oct 12. Roosevelt at presi
dent of the world is the job the inter
national reform bureau has set out to
secure for the present executive of the
United States. The bureau has its
headquarters in Washington, and its
program was announced last night by
its superintendent Rev. Dr. Wilbur
Crafts, who preached at the Warren
Avenue Baptist church, and, great as
the magnitude of the task, the positive
assurance was given by Dr. Crafts that
everything as planned will be accom
Within a reasonable period, says Dr.
Crafts, there will be an international
government with Roosevelt as presi
dent of the world. He will act in that
capacity when such a government is
established at The Hague, with legis
lative and executive departments.
Otker Reform Waatrd. -
' The international reform bureau has
other matters and plenty of them to be
attended to and it seeks encouragement
and financial support as Dr. Crafts'
FOCBTJI INNING. - '
Detroit No runs. V
Chicago Sheckard fanned. Evers
walked and stole second. Schulte
fouled to Thomas and Chance singled,
scoring Eve.-s. Chance stole second.
Steinfeldt was safe on Coughlin's low
throw. Chance scored and Steinfeldt
took -second on the nlar. Hofman
tripled, scoring Steinfeldt Tinker was
out at first. Three runs.
Detroit No runs.
Chicago No runs.
Detroit Mullin walked, Mclntyre
singled, Mullin going to second.
O'Leary bunted safely and Mullin tal
lied. Crawford singled and Mullin
scored, the other runners advancing a
base. Cobb beat out a slow bounder,
Mclntyre scoring. Rossman singled,
scoring O'Leary and Crawford. Cobb
took third. Schaefer Hied to center
and Cobb was caught at the plate
Thomas doubled and Rossman scored.
Coughlin was out at first Five runs.
Chicago No runs.
Detroit No runs.
Chicago No runs.
Detroit Cobb doubled, and Rossman
bunted safely. Cobb taking third,
Schaefer filed to right and Rossman
took second. Thomas walked, and
Coughlin flied to left, Cobb scoring.
Mullin was safe on Chance's fumble.
Rossman scored from second, and
"Our campaign," said Dr. Crafts, in
snpablntr nf Jh work of h1n hnroo.i lo
fleht bad shows: is nuttintr an nd to
race track gambling; is driving liquor
out of government buildings and re
moving the rum and all together.
Hicher than all sciences that ran ha
taught except the science of the spirit
oi uoq, is ine science oi international
ism. The Balkans will be the powder
magazine of the world until a commis
sion made up of all the greater powers
takes charge of the governments
around Turkey and sees that Turkey's
despotism is not permitted to dom
inate. : - ...
Plan for Hague Rale.
"I believe that we shall see Presi
dent Roosevelt as president of the
world, and that there will be a Hague
government with a legislative and ex-
ecutive department For instance, if
Venezuela refuses to submit her trou- ;
bles to a conference, the nations in
the conference will withdraw their dip
lomatic relations and Venezuela will
become like Dr. Hale's "Man Without
a Country.' "
Thomas took third. Mclntyre was out
at first. Two runs.
Chicago No runs.
Detroit No runs.
Chicago No runs. . - .
DENIES A DENIAL
WAS MADE BY WIFE
Senator Elkins Fears Misunderstand
ing on Reported Engagement of
Daughter and Duke.
Pittsburg, Cct. 12. In an uuthorita
tlve 'statement to the Associated Press
today Senator Stephen B. Elkins
branded as untrue the alleged inter
view accredited to his wife to the ef
fect there was no engagement be
tween Miss Katnerine Elkins and the
Duke d'Abruzziv The senator said
neither his wife nor himself could
give such an interview for the simple
reason that it was impossible to deny
something that did not exist
SERVICES FOR DEAF
ARE TO BE HELD
Dr. George F Flick to Conduct Meet
ing at Trinity Episcopal Church
I A special service for the deaf of
the three cities will be held at Trinity
Episcopal church, corner Nineteenth
street and Sixth avenue, this city,
.Wednesday evening at 8 o'clock. The
services will be conducted by Rev.
George Frederick Flick of Chicago,
the church' 3 missionary to the deaf in
tho north, central district He will be
assisted by tho rector. Rev. Granville
H. Sherwood, and the choir of the
parish. The service will be open to
the public and a cordial invitation Is
extended to every one Interested. A
similar service was held some years
ago and proved most profitable and
enjoyable to those who are so seldom
afforded an opportunity to attend such
I It M hoped that
any one having
menus m tne inree ciues ror wnom
the service la especially provided will
communicate with them that they may
arrange to be present.
5 FALLING OFF
Both Parties Trying to Overcome Ap
parent Apathy of Voters for
New York, Oct. 12. Extraordinary
efforts are being- made by all political
party leaders today to Induce voters
to register for the November elections.
Vp to the present there has been a
rkable falling off in registration
. Supreme Court Is in 8esston. .
Washington, Oct 12. After a recess
of more than four months,, the cupreme
court of tho United States resumed
business today. . All the nine justices
were on tho bench.
TRUST DEED FOR
Rock Island Southern Gives Title to
Line to the Western Trust
and Savings Bank.
A trust deed from the Rock Islau
Southern company was filed for record
n the circuit court today. The deed
is ior 9z,auu,vuv, ana is muae to me
Western Trust and Savings bank of
Chicago. It covers the proposed line
cf the road to Rock Island from Mon
mouth. The bonds are payable Jan.
TO SELECT THE
Y.M.C. A. DIRECTORS
Annual Meeting of the Association Ac
tive Membership is to be Held
Tomorrow evening the annual meet
ing of the members of the Y. M. C. A.
will take place, and the directors for
the following year will be selected.
There are 15 memhprs rvf thf hnaril nf
directors, and from this number the
officers are chosen. The meeting to
morrow evening will be strictly for
business, and as many of the members
of the institution as can are expected
to be present It is probable that the
present board of directors will be' al
most entirely reelected, as they have
served well and faithfully. .
The boys' meeting was held as us
ual yesterday afternoon, and Rev. J.
L Vance addressed the boys. Stere-
opticon views furnished a special feat
ure for the meeting. The shop meet
ings are being held regularly. To
morrow Rev. J. L. Vance will talk to
the employes of the Rock Island Plow
company, and Wednesday Rev-Marion
Humphreys'will give the second of his
series of lectures on the life of Christ
to the men at the Sash and Door
fworks. :' "
TO ELECT NEW TRUSTEE
Special Election to Be Held Nov. 3 is
; Called in State.
County Clerk. H. B. Hubbard is in
receipt of a certificate from the secre
tary of state, calling a special election
to fill a vacancy in the board of trus
tees of the state university. The elec
tion will be held Nov. 3, the date of
tne general election, and will not in
reality be a special election. The
vacancy is caused by the death of the
late Alexander MacLean. -
TALKS ABOUT TAX ISSUE
Harry M. McCaskrin Addresses Voters
on Market Square.
Harry M. McCaskrin, candidate for
the legislature on the prohibition
ticket, gave an address . on Market
square Saturday night, speaking to a
umall audience of voters. He devoted
considerable time to a discussion of
the proposition for a special tax of
50 cents for county purposes and gave
numerous reasons why the tax shoull
be opposed by the people.
BRYAN TAKES A SHORT REST
Nebraska, Colorado and Wyoming to
Be Stumping Ground This Week.
Lincoln, Neb., Oct. 12. Having
spent several active days last week
on the stump William J. Bryan yes
terday devoted most of his time to
resting up preparatory to a hard week
of campaigning in Nebraska, Colorado
and Wyoming:. He arrived here at
10:30 o'clock yesterday morning, direct
from St Joseph, Mo. The westward
journey will be begun early tomorrow
Speaking of the results ofinjeet them ,:n a match 8hoot the nejt
his campaigning so far, the democratic
candidate declared himself confident of
success. He stated that reports re
ceived by him indicate a constantly
increasing sentiment toward the dem
BEVERIDGEILL; UNDER STRAIN
Senator Advised by Doctsrs to Cease
Public Speaking. -Reno.
Nev.. Oct 12. United States
Senator A. J. Beverldge of Indiana,
who was to have addresred a republi
can meeting here Saturday night was
obliged to cancel his engagement on
account of illness. Senator Beveridge
has gone to Lake Tahoe to recuperate.
His physicians is said to have advised
him to do no more public ' speaking
for some time.
' Wife of President of Haytl Dead.
Port au Prince Havti ' Oct' 12.
Mme. Nord Alexis, wife of the aeed
president of Kayti, died today alter
Parliament in Session. ' V
London,' Oct 12. The autumn ses
sion of tho British parliament opened
England Confident Powers
Will Straighten Bal
SERVIAN S0L0MS MEET
Vote to Back Up Government if
Vigorous Policy is
London. Oct. 12. News received
this mornlnj from the storm center
n the near east confirms the belle?
held in London that the powers will
tnd a 'friendly solution of the crisis
which has cgitated Europe for more
than a week.
Servia, it is now thought, has fallen '
into line with the other states directly
interested and is taking a more quiet
view of the situation.
Receded Front Demaada. . .
London, Oct. 12. Great Britain has"
receded from her previously expressed
determination to confine the question
to be discussed at the proposed inter
national . conference regarding the
Balkans to recent events in Bulgaria
and in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Vrg-e Firm Aetloa. t
Belgrade, Oct. 12. At an extraordi
nary session of the skupshtina this
morning the following resolution waa
"The skupshtina after hearing ex
planations of the government's steps .
taken by it expects vigorous activity
will be displayed for the protection
of the nation's threatened -Interest.
With this object in view the skupsh
tira will support the government to -the
Moatraeajra Wants law
Cettlnje, Montenegro, Oct 12. The
Montenegron national assembly openet
tere today in-extraordinary 'sesaioft
War fever is running high.
Mrs. Calvin Barnhart of Cambridge
Ground to Pieces Under Wheels
of (X, Ft. I. 6. P. Passenger.
In view of many people at the Rock
sland and Feoria railway station in
Cambridge. Mrs. Calvin Barnhart was
struck and ground to pieces beneath
the wheels of a passenger train Satur
day afternoon at 5 o'clock. Tb
woman had rushed in front of the
train to save her two little girls, but
before she could get out of harm's
way was run down.
Before the train was brought to A
stop she had been dragged a distance
of 170 feet When the mangled form
was taken from under the train it was
tntiiely stripped of clothing. Both
arms and legs were cut off and the
head was crushed into an unrecogni
zable mass. Mrs. Barnhart was 21
years old and had resided 'in the vi
cinity of Cambridge all her life.
TRIM GENESE0 IN
MATCH ON RANGE
Company A. Marksmen Make Hasty
Trip to Shoot and Overwhelmingly
Defeat Company B Boys.
The rifle team of Company A rt
ctived word late Saturday afternoon
that thn team frnm RonmuM vnnlil
ruortning and Captain Dunvaln hur
liediy gathered his men together and
went to Geneseo. The shoot resulted
in an overwhelming - defeat for the
Geneseo team, but as it was not the
regular team , from that . city . which
competed the question of supremacy
was not definitely settled and the reg
ular teams will be brought together
at some future time. .
THAW GOES BACK
TO THE ASYLUM
Will Stay at Matte a wan Till Court
Decides on Giving insanity
White Plains, N. Y Oct 13.-Jus-
Uce Mills in the supreme court here
'tulay recommitted Harry K. Thaw to
ah Matteawaa ayslnm for the crinv
Thaw will remain at Mattea wan un
til .. the court of -appeals decides
whether he is entitled to a hearinr
t cfore the jury to determine the ques-
I Men of his uroity.