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FIFTY-EIGHTH YEAR. NO. 18.
THE ARGUS. SATURDAY. NOVEMBER 7. 1908 -TWELVE PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Fim SUBTERRANEAN LAKE
TAFTO ACK ON GOLF CQUflSE;U
BACK TO THE GRIND
IN VIRGINIA FOR A REST
Report of Sensational Na
ture Reaches New
MEANS " MUCH DELAY
And Greater Outlay of Money
Kept a Secret Now
Xew Orleans, Xov. 7. A report
reached here today from Colon, Pana
ma, that a subterranean lake was
fc::nd under the site of the proposed
big locks on the Panama canal at Ga
tnn, which wilt result in a delay of
several years in completing the canal,
ant' a much larger outlay of money
thaw wa anticipated. The report says
the discovery of the lake has been
Denied by 'oimilMion.
Washington, Nov. 7. At" the lsth
mfjn canal commission offices it a
t.fcciared the report of the discovery
of a lake on the canal route was ab
surd on i;s face. It-was stated borings
these lock sites had been extended
v 40 feet and that the evidence of sta
bUiiy was conclusive.
"Absolutely Hot," Sa Goetunln.
Xtw York, Xov. 7. Colonel Goeth
M-s. chairman of the Isthmian canal
commission declared today that tha
report of the discovery of a 6iibterrau
tan lake, under th3 site of the canal
lock at ,Gatun Is "absolutely rot."
STOCKS GO HIGHER
of Speculation on the
RAILROADS MOST AFFECTED
Dun's Review Claims Improvement
" After the Election Un-
Xew York, Xov. 7. The flood of buy
ing orders which pourned in on bro
kers during the night sent prices soar
ing on the stock exchange today and
brought scenes of activity on the floor
the like of which had not been wit
nessed in many months. Xew York
Central rose 5 points on a few pur
chases. United States Steel forced it
self up to 551i. the highest price ever
touched by, that stock. Many other
prominent stocks rose 1 and 2 points
over last night's closing.
Xew York, Xov. 7. There was an
outburst of speculation in the stock
market yesterday which swept prices
to a higher level in a sensational man
ner. Commission houses reported a
large Influx of buying tlers: Indus
Irlal stockg were conspicuous in the
movement, iron and steel issues being
in heavy demand.
Railroad) Moot Affected.
The railroads were most affected
and were those which have not moved
upwards before-in accordance with tfie
advance in speculative leaders, lao
speecij of Judge Taft assuring nonin
terference with honest corporations
was appropriated as a motive for buy
Claim BtiMlnirH Better..
New York, Xov. 7. Dispatches to
Dun's Review indicate that sentiment
in business circles has distinctly im
proved since the election. Many large
contracts are being placed that were
held back until the removal of that
. uncertainty. Many mills "and factories
have increased in their active capacity
and there is a better demand for labor.
Dnrraur All Around.
New York, Nov.;. 7. The bank -statement
shows: Loans decrease. $10,225,
000; deposits decrease, 114,495,000; re
serve decrease," $G,933.000; surplus de-
BANK CLOSES ITS
Arkansas City, Xov!'7. The Kansas
Citizens' and Farmers' State bank
closed Its doors, yesterday morning,
pending auf investigation of its . affirmation nor denial of the report was I the other state, officers.
fairs.' No itateinent ' is available. Ito be had.. . " '' It then declares the result;
FRIEND OF TAFT
DIES OF STRAIN
Xew York, Xov. 7. Professor . Ed
win Emerson, a warm personal friend
of Judge Taft and Governor Hughes,
died at Tokio of heart failure as a re
sult of the intense excitement over
th-i American election news.
FRANCE NOW PLANS
FOR AIR GARAGES
Minister of Public Works to Ask Grant
for Establishment of System
Pr.ris, Xov. 7. Minister of Public
Works Barthou, speaking in the senate
promised to ask a government credit
of $20,000 to begin the establishment
of a system of "garages" throughffut
th?;. country that should command the
principal "aerial routes of travel
Prizes for aviation also v, ill be offered
by the government if this project goes
through. Mr. Barthou made this state
went" in answer to an interpellation
by Baron d'Estournelles de Constant,
in which the latter urged the govern
ment to take these steps for the pur
pose of assuring French leadership in
the matter of aviation.
crease, $3,309,000; ex-U. 5. deposits de
In MaMM.'H-huxrttK. Too.
Boston. Mass., Xov. 7. The busi
ness, activity which marked the pre
election period has given away with a
rush in.Xew England, announcements
' of the resumption of operations having I
been made in all directions within the
past three days. Many industrial in
Iterests will be affected.
SEVENTY DAYS TO
GET JURY FOR RUEF
Francisco. Politician on Trial
Bribery at Last Faces a
Fen Francisco, Cal., Xov. 7. After
70 ciays" work in getting a jury, the
triM of Abraham Ruef on the charga
of offering to bribe former Supervisor
John J. Furey to vote for the over
act trolley franchise for the United
Railroads began yesterday before Su
perior Judge William P. Lawlor. As
ste'ant1 District Attorney Francis J.
Heney made his opening statement.
BOSTON GETS BIG BOOST
FROM PARKMAN WILL
Income on f rom $4 000,0(?O to $5,000,-
000 to Go to Park Im
Boston, Xov. -7. By the probating
of the will of George F. Parkmau he
city of Boston comes into possession
of a sum estimated at from $4,000,000
to $5,000,000, the income of which
will be devoted to the care of the park
system. As Boston- spends annually
$450,000 for the maintenance of its
parks, one-half of its future expend!
ture for this purpose is thus provided
for. The probation of the Parkman
will was the result of the withdrawal
of the contest of those heirs who had
planned to make a fight for part of
the property . .
The will was made 30 years ago
when Parkman was unquestipnaDlyof
cound mind, and as no one ever iis
pected he- was not sound mentally up
to the day of his doath the heirs con
cluded that a contest of the will would
be time and money wasted.
COURT AGAIN HITS s
THE TOBACCO TRUST
New York, Xoyr 7.-?The govern
ment's contention that the American
Tibcco company; is a trust operating
in restraint of trade-and violation of
lie Sherman anti-trust law was sus
tained in decisions handed down by
Judges Lacombe, Coxe, Xoyes, aad
Ward in the ' United States circuit
com t here today. Judge Ward di3
HARRI WAN NOW AFTER
NEW YORK CENTRAL
Xew York, Xov. 7. The ibig advance
in the New York Central is attributed
in part to the rumor that E. H. Har-
riman is soon to become a factor in
the control of the system. Neither con
GET OFF PERCH;
WORD TO KAiSER
Berlin Editor Advises Ruler to Cease
Agitating or Abdi
S TOO MUCH 'DISTURBANCE
Discord Created Among the Powers
Is Not Relished by German -
Berlin, Xov. 7. Maximilian Haiden,
in an article published in Die Zukunft,
demands that Emperor William either
ctase stirring up international contro
versies or abdicate the German throne.
Harden, speaking last night on the
political situation to a large crowd.
irain called upon Emperor William
o . abdicate, saying that his grand
father thought of doing so on less
critical occasions for which he was
The editor's latest, denunciation of
the fatherlands ruler comes as a re
TO CONTEST THE ELECTION
DEMOCRATS DECLARE SUCH PURPOSE
Chicago, Xov. 7. The democratic
state central committee. announces iu hty. has been gone through with that
purpose to contest the reelection ofj'.ht: newlj- elected officials take jtheir
Governor Charles S. Deneen. The for
mal statement to this effect is ..made
by Charles Boescnenstein, chairman of
the democratic state central commit
tee. '1 am convinced that with a correct
cnui.t and an honest canvass Adlai E.
Stevenson has a plurality of the votes
Cast last Tuesday," he said.
"We will demand that the ballots
be lecounted. The demand for the re-
cout.t will be made upon the legisla-
t;?ie, as demanded by the statutes."
Under the constitution and the stat
ute? Mr, Stevenson can appeal to the
legislature if he wants to. But it re
mains with the legislature to decide
whether it wants to consider the an
peal to the extent of sending for the
bal-ots cast invthe 102 counties of Illi
nois and counting them itself or not
If H did it would have but little else
to do all winter. .
.' What Conttltnlinn Provide.
I lie constitution provides that as
.E'jc As it meets the legisjature shall
get. together in joint session, the
speaker of tie house in the chair, and
c?nvBs the 'votes for governor,-, and
hd It "is
Get Together Regardless of
pf the recent interview between
the kaiser and au English retired
flausraan in which there was attrib
uted to the kaiser many statements,
ti e sentiment-of which was resented
loth in Germany and the other Euro
! an powers. Added to this was the
Crsablanea incident. hich the . oppo
sition alleges the kaiser stirred up to
ovoi- troubles at "home from the peo-l-!e.
Hold Wordw, Thonr.
Ilsrdea's statements were the" bold
Dot word3 ever spoken in Germany
Against the kaiser. It is the culmina
ticii of the .growing agitation against
iho absolutism of the emperor.
As proof thnf Haiden reflects a gen
eri'l sentiment, his attack is being
widely quoted by papers ali over the
trapire, a course that would not have
Lien dared were the people not wholly
in sympathy' with the denouncement
made against the emperor.
"Does the emperor desire to re-
ntunce the ttirone? says Harden,
vtrs granatatner contemplated aDdica-j
tion in a less serious crisis, and one
thr.t was not brought about by his
n n faults.
t "The emperor must not be blind to
the fact thTtt his fellow countrymen
ar- now against both him and his
Neither Chancellor von
his successor can he re
office without a pledge
(Continued on Page Four.)
' not until after this customary formal-
seats.-. It generally takes about half
an hour. But a recount would be a
matter of months, ajid after it was
cone there would be but little time
for real business.
It happens that for office holding
pin roses the only officials which would
TAFT HAS NO
RANCH; IS NOT
GOING TO HUNT
Cincinnati, Xov". 7. Judge" Taft says
there is hardly the slightest possibil
ity of his going to Texas to 'hunt any
tinv3 this winter. - He said he would
appreciate very much if the erroneous
impression could be corrected that he
owned any land in, Texas. "The ranch
rererrea to," ne explained "Belongs
to Mrs C H.Talt. I do not own an
acre of land, nor have any interest in
f) IHT ftfinriY IA
uuuni unur.ii id
BLOW TO RATES
Temporary . Injunction by Federal
Judges in Famous
HITS REGULATION HARD
Will, If Sustained, Practically Undo
Work of Interstate Com
mission. Chicago, Nov. 7. Judges Grosscup,
I Seaman and Baker of the federal court
rendered a decision yesterday in the
now famous Missouri river . jobbers'
case which Is regarded as aiming . a
severe blow at the work of the Inter
state commerce commission and . as
making it impossible for that body, .i
the court maintains its position and is
sustained by the highest tribunal, to
carry out a determination to change
the plan and theory of rate making
throughout the country.
The decision, in fact. Is viewed s
be fffected bJ" this, delay wouki be the
lieutenant governor and state treas
urer Governor Deneen,' Secretary of
State Rose and Auditor McCullough
hove been elected to succeed them
rel.es and will hold over until their
successors are seated Bub Lieutenant
Governor Sherman would preside over
the senate until John QgtesbVis tmalt
fitid" and John Smulski would continue
to tare for the state's money. ,
The natural inference was that Mr.
Boeschenstein was "bluffing." He, was
accused of Vanting to have some
anitisement out of the republicans to
have recompense for the defeat his
:at ty has Just suffered. But he in
sisted' he was not that he meant'hat
he said and the contest would be
brought. - .
But to the question what he meant
by H if he meant anything he had no
arswer to make more than to say he
believed" a recount would show Steven
son elected. This Btarted the gossip.
It was figured out on one band that
crch a move might make, possible a
mix-up which would result in a non-
"partisan organization of the leglsla
lure hostile to Governor Deneen anil
friendly to schemes which the anti
Ifeneen republicans might have in
then minds.' ' ' ' : :
HOPES BUT FEARS
Washington, Xov. 7. Senator Aid-
rich, after a visit with the president
yesterday, was asked whether tariff
revision would be taken up in the sen:
ate at the coming session. He de
clared it would be an extremely de
sirable thing to do if it were possible,
but U was doubtful whether the senate
could dispose . of . it at this session.
"Personally," said Aldrich, "I would
.be "very glad to see it come."
raising grave question as to the right
of the commission to order new rate
adjustments where they may be regard
ed as disturbing commercial relations
existing between communities.
The specific mandate of the court
temporarily restrains the commission
from enforcing its order against the
Rock Island and other western rail-!
roads made in the Missouri river case.)
The court declares that the commis
sion in that case created a discrimina
tion against the markets of the middle
west, including Chicago, St. Paul, St.
Louis and other cities as far east as
Pittsburg and Buffalo. Whether it is
an undue preference remains to "be
In issuing the temporary order, the
court states that it has not made up its
mind that permanent relief should be
granted, but it strongly intimates that
it will so decide. The court alscr recog
nizes the Importance of the case and
suggests that the attorneys agree upou
a statement of facts so that the matter
may speedily get to the supreme court
In the case at bar the commission
ordered the railroads to charge less
for transporting shipments from the
Mississippi river crossings to the Mis
souri river points, when the shipments
originated east of Pittsburg and Buf
falo,! than they "charge for the same
service when the shipments origina
ted in the territory west of 'the sea
board territory. The reduction was 9
cents per hundred pounds on first
class shipments and corresponding re
ductions were ordered in all of the re
maining four classes.
DiNrriniiniitiOB Only Feature.
This discrimination was the only
feature of the case which the court
considered and it is declared to be suf
ficient to warrant the issuance of a
temporary restraining order. After
calling attention to tfie fact 'that the
commission frankly admits' that the
redactions were ordered to create and
preserve to the Missouri river cities
an advantage to which the commission
thinks they are entitled, and that to
make the reduction universal in na
ture instead of In the way of a differ-1 . ,
tntial in favor of the Missouri river presented the German government
points, would be to put the cities east ! ln Ei VU has been selected by the em
of the Mississippi upon the same foot- peror to succeed the late Baron Speck
ing relatively as the Missouri river ' von Sternberg as ambassador to Amer-
cities, the court says that it is not
concerned with the question of wheth -
er the bill and answer and everything
which has been brought to the atten -
tion of the court satisfactorily, shows
that such is the case.
GREAT GRAFT LEADS
TO MANY DISCHARGES
Quebec,' Xov- 7. As a result of dis
closures made before Judge Cassels
yesterday in he investigation of the
alleged graft in Canada's marine de
railment 28 minor officials and em
ployes have been suspended. Testi
mony showed the contractors had to
pay a bonus of 5 per cent on nearly
evciything they furnished the govern
mica; X. Y., Xov. ' 7. Vice Presi
dent-elect Sherman has forwarded to
Albany for filing with the secretary
of the state a statement of his ex
penses in the campaign just closed.' He
contributed to he Oneida county re
publican committee 750; to the state
committee $500; to the national com
mittee $50; to Harry E. Devendorf.
private secretary for various, expenses
$000; traveling expenses $900; total
OHIO DEMOCRATS WIN
'ENTIRE STATE TICKET
Columbus. Ohio" Not.
Committeeman ' Garber
Cbuirman Finley claim the entire state I
They base their claims, on the returns
received during the night. '
President-Elect Taft and
Wife Once More Estab
lished at Hot Springs.
IN PLAY OF 18 HOLES
Incidentally Fixes Up Tem
porary Executive Offices
Hot Springs, Va., Xov. 7. President
elect and Mrs. Taft arrived here at
13:20 this morning. Several hundred
people were at the station and. gave
them a rousing welcome. v"
Mr. and Mrs. Taft were driven at
once to the Ruth Harrisoii cottage.
which they will occupy during their
ftoy here. It is a good sized two
story cottage with veranda running
most the way around it, located in the
woods back on the mountain side, and
there Taft will be completely free of
the social life in the hotels.
KNtahllKhr Kxrrntlre OKI CM.
His executive offices- will be on ths
i-.fcend floor of the cottage. . They
will be in charge of Fred Caipenter,
his private fcecretary. Letters of con
gratulations are still pouring lu on
Taft. He will undertake at once the
ask of aliswering them and the many
t'.-lFgiams he has received. He finds
u" will be unable to acknowledge, all
congratulatory messages personally.
He is having cards printed which will
be. sent out in reply.
Vaft went out on the golf links this
af'ernoon and played 18 holes.
German Count With American Wife
Succeeds Von Sternberg
SENT BY THE KAISER
Has Been Envoy of the Prussian Em
pire to' Egypt Until'
' :-' S
Berlin, Xov. 7. Count Johann Hein
lich von Rernstorff vho rorantlv haa
! . romtfWf an American.'
j Countess von Bern3torff Is a daugh-
! ter of Edward Luckemeyer of New
York. The appointment has not; been
maae iormany. out it is understood of
ficial announcement will be given out
within a few days.
FOUND DEAD Ifl BED
V;ce President Cornish of the Union
Pacific Dies in Auditorium
Annex in Chicago.
Chicago, Xov. 7. William D. Cor
nish of Xew York, second vice presi
dent of the. Union Pacific railroad com-I-any
and director in many other cor
poiations, was found dead in bis bed
in the Auditorium Annex today. Heart
disease was the cause. . .
RULING AS TO
LATE WAR TAX
St. Louis, r Nov, '7. The United
States court of appeals handed down
an opinion today holding S per cent of. v
tlier Spanish war tax on all legacies ?.
a'.ici distributed shares " of. estates' Jn
excess of S1.00O that crnno. within ,h .
j provisions of the act must be paid ta
the government. : ;., v;f - ;V
"All estates in the country where tes-
ta'or died between March 2 lfloi an.f -
Ap:ii 2, are affected by the de- "
'cision. . . : -. - '
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