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FIFTY-EIGHTH YEAH. NO. 20.
THE ARGUS. TUESDAY. NOVEMBER 10. 1908.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
EX-SENATOR GARM ACtC SHOT
TO DEATH IH STREET DOEL
tennessee Leader Attacked at Nashville By Colonel
Duncan Cooper and Son, Robin, as a Result of Re
cent Democratic Gubernatorial Primary.
GREATEST OF AMERICAN
DREW OWN GUN AND WOUNDED YOUNGER ENEMY
Dead Man, Who Was Editor of the Tennesseean,
Aroused Ire by Editorially Criticizing Coopers for
Alleged Connection With Party Machine.
Nashville, Term., Nov. lft. Colonel
Duncan B. Cooper, who was wit;i his
son, Robin, when the latter shot and
killed Senator Carmack yesterday, to
oay waived examination on the charge
of murder and carrying concealed
weapons and was remanded to jail
without bond. Warrants were sworn
out against Robin Cooper, who killed
ICX-SENATOR E. W. CARMACK,
Tennesseean Killed in Street Huel.
Carmack, charging him with murder
and carrying concealed weapons. He
is still in the hospital.
C'ulmlnntlon of Political Feud.
Nashville, Tenn., Nov. 10. Former
1'nlted States Senator Edward Ward
Carmack, editor of the Tennesseean
and one of the best known democrats
in the south, was shot and killed on
Seventh avenue about 4 o'clock yes
terday afternoon by Robin Cooper, son
of Colonel Duncan B. Cooper, bringing
to a bloody culmination a bitter politi
cal feud that grew out of the governor
ship primaries last June.
Suoot on Sight.
The affray occurred as the partici
pants, by accident or design, approach
ed each other on a street that was well
filled witn pedestrians, soon aner
they came within sight of each other mean the relinquishment of the cash
Cooper whipped out a revolver and, iership by Edward Ridgely, his broth
on getting to closer range, opened fire 'er and the vice presidency by George
on the former senator. Carmack drew)T CuttS( formor national bank exam
his weapon and returned the fire, while iner anrt recelver of the Institution be-
the bystanders ran pellmell for shelter,
the screams of the women mingling
with the stacatto bark of the guns.
Cooper fired three shots, each of which
took effect. Carmack fired twice, hit
ting his assailant once in the shoulder,
sind fell to the ground, dying instantly.
Colonel Cooper, who was with his
win, drew his pistol, but did not fire,
a woman being in his line of range.
Politic CauN of Murder.
The shooting affray, which adds one
more deed of violence and bloodshed
to the dark annals of Tennessee feuds,
grew out of the democratic guberna
torial contest last June, in which Car
mack was defeated by Governor M. R.
Patterson. Turbulence and strife mark
ed the primaries, in which the issue
was local option as against statewide
Des Moines. Iowa, Nov. 10. Anti
saloon league workers representing
Colorado. Illinois; Iowa, Kansas, Mis
souri MH nesota, Nebraska, South Da
kota and Wisconsin are attending a
conforence. here of anti-saloon league
superintendents and field workers
which opened today.
.One of the Important questions to
be riJecv.PEed U1 be on influencing
congress to adopt an . amendment to
the interstate . commerce law giving
each' state control over the liquor
vliipi.cd within it's borders.
prohibition, Carmack standing on the
After the primaries Carmack as ed
itor of the Tennesseean attacked edi
torially the democratic machine. In
some of his editorials he referred caus
tically to Colonel Cooper. Within the
past few days, it is said. Colonel Coop
er sent word to Carmack that the edi
torial criticisms must cease.
Yesterday morning another editorial
reference to Colonel Cooper and the
democratic machine appeared in the
Tennesseean, and this is supposed to
have been the immediate cause of the
affray that resulted in Carmack's death.
Son Ileginn Shoot Inn.
Afier leaving his editorial rooms in
the afternoon the former senator was
going north on Seventh 'avenue. As
he got to the front of the Polk flats
Colonel Cooper and his son Robin
swung into Seventh avenue from Union
street. Young Cooper, who is an at
torney, 27 years old and single, pulled
his revolver as soon as he caught sight
of Carmack, and in another moment
shots rang out.
Men and women on the avenue
(Contniued on Page Three.)
CAN'T HOLD PLACE
B. Ridgely to be Ousted as Presi
dent of Kansas City Bank
OTHER OFFICERS WITH HIM
Dr. W. S. Woods, Former President
and Owner of Majority of Stock,
Wants Their Scalps.
Kansas City, Xov. 10. It is probable
that V. B. Ridgely. who resigned as
controller of the- currency to accept
the presidency of the National Bank
of Commerce here, will retire soon
from that position.
i It ic nrnhahle th.nt ehnntre will
fore its reorganization.
These changes, if they take place,
and there is little doubt that they are
certain, will come as the culmination
of one of the fiercest financial strug
gles ever waged in the middle west.
Dr. W. S. Woods, founder and presi
dent of the National Bank of Com
merce, was forced into retirement last
December when the institution went
into the hands of a receiver after a
run that dwindled its deposits from
$30,000,000 to about one-third that
Following the closing of the bank
Cutts was made receiver. Then came
reorganization. . None of the officers
was selected by Woods, largest stock
holder of the bank. Dr. Woods want
ed the old officers reelected. Learning
that the institution could not be re
opened unless its management was
vested in men of prominence, Dr.
Woods finally gave his consent.
Fouftht (or Control.
With the reopening of the bank
Woods began a fight for control. Quiet
ly he purchased stock, until he now
controls between 12.000 and 13,000 of
the 20,000 shares.
The final block, valued at $400,000,
and which gave Woods absolute con
trol, is said to have been purchased
from David R. Francis Thursday.
President Ridgely tried to stave off
defeat by consolidating the National
Bank of Commerce with the Union
National bank, but he was outgeneral
ed by his-more experienced opponent
The charter under which the Bank of
Commerce was y reorganized provides
for the election of a full board of direc
tors at the option of the stockholders
Dr. Woods refuses to discuss his
plans. Friends say he is not disposed
to do any unnecessary waiting.
STANDARD OIL IN APPEALS COURT
Chicago, Xov. 10. The government's
petition for a rehearing of the case in
which the United States circuit court
of appeals reversed the trial court in
the fining of the Standard Oil company
of Indiana, $29,240,000 for alleged re
bating, was denied in the court of ap
It is authoritatively stated that the
government, will now attempt to bring
the whole matter before the supreme
court on a writ of certiorari.
The government in its petition for i
rehearing intimated that if (he opinion
of the judges of the appellate court is
DR. DAVID THOMPSON
KILLED BY AN AUTO
St. Louis, Mo., Nov. 10. Dr. David
Thompson, editor of the Northwestern
Christian Advocate, who was run over
by an automobile last night, died to
day. CLARK AS MINORITY CHIEF
Missourian Will Be Chosen by Demo
crats, to Succeed Williams.
Washington, Nov. 10. A leader of
the demccrats in the house must be
chosen before congress assembles in
December. Mr. Williams of .Missis
sippi, who has been filling the position.
nas been promoted by his state to
senator. A caucus of the democratic
congressmen will be called :;oon, at
whicn Representative Champ Clark of
Missouri will be selected as leader of
the minority. There has been con
siderable rivalry on the democratic
side of the chamber for leadership in
recent years, but at present Mr. De
Armond of Missouri is the only as
pirant remaining. He and his friends
have decided to make no opposition
to Mr. Clark, who is Mr. Williams'
choice ifor leader, and consequently
Mr. Clark will be elected without ma
WOMAN USES DYNAMITE IN ATTEMPT
TO EXTORT MONEY FROM ANOTHER
Denver, Col., Nov. 10. The woman
who attempted to kill herself and Miss
Helen Phipps, daughter of Mrs. Gen
evieve Chandler Phipps, and two po
licemen after the failure of her attempt
to extort $20,000 from Mrs. Phipps,
was identified today as Mrs. Allen
Reod, wife of a druggist in this city.
She is believed to be insane.
Denver, Nov. 10. Carrying a stick
and a bait of dynamite concealed in
a bag, a mysterious woman yesterday
afternoon ' induced Mrs. Genevieve
Chandler Phipps, divorced . wife of
j Laurence C. Phipps, to take her 'for
an auto ride, during which she sud
The Shoe Pinches.
AGAIN BEATEN BACK BY
allowed to stand it would nullify near
ly every shred of rate reformatory leg
islation accomplished by Roosevelt's
administration. The government said
jtho opinion of the court of appeals as
it stood erroneously stated that the
material portions of the record did an
injustice to the trial judge (Lantlis),
and left doubtful in a new rial the
rule of law to be applied to both as
to knowledge on the part of the ship
per that he was accepting an illegally
low rate, and did not make it clear
what was to constitute one offense, ajlaw, to impede enforcement of salu
train load, a car lot or a whole series J tary statutes and largely defeat their
of shipments for which hut one settle-; purpose."
PICKED TO KILL
KING, HE TAKES
HIS OWN LIFE
Lisbon, Nov. 10. The suicide of Al
berta Costa, the most prominent of the.
republican leaders, here today created
a tremendous sensation. Costa was a
member of the Black Cross society
which was involved iu the assassina
tion last February of King Carlos and
Crown Princess Luis.
It is believed the society selected
Costa by lot to kill the present king
Manuel, and that Costa preferred to
kill himself to committing this deed.
TOO MUCH ACTIVITY;
.Washington, Nov. 10. The postmas
ter general today announced that the
president has decided to remove
George M. Stewart, postmaster at Se
attle, Wash., as the result of investi
gation of charges that he solicited
denly pi educed the explosive and
threatened to blow both herself and
her companion to pieces unless she
at once was given $100,000.
By clever temporizing, Mrs. Phipps
stood off the blackmailer until they
could reach a bank, with the officials
of whom she had arranged a trap
Foiled and facing arrest, the mysteri
ous woman hurled her dynamite,
which, however, failed to go off, and
a number of persons who were in tht
locality thus escaped death.
The woman, who claims to be under
the speil of a clairvoyant and not to
know what she is doing, told the po
lice that her name was Mrs. H. C
Cones. . . '
ment of freighF"charges had been
Claim a C'onflh-t.
It was further alleged the language I
of the appellate judges appeared to be
in conflict with the language of the
supreme court and with the language
used by Presiding Judge Grosscup in a
previous similar case. The petition
closes with a statement that if the
opinion of the court of appeals were
permitted to stand unmodified it would
"tend to encourage, disobedience to
KEEP RACES APART
Supreme Court Upholds Right
States to Educate Blacks
IN CASE OF BEREA COLLEGE
Kentucky Law Under Which School
Was Fined for Enrolling Whites
and Negroes Is Upheld.
Washirgtou. Nov. 10. A decision
was tendered yesterday by the su
preme court of the United States
which is construed as recognizing the
power of states to prohibit the mixed
education of the white and black races.
The case came from Kentucky and
was brought by Berea college to pre
vent the enforcement of the law of
1904. under which Berea college was
prosecuted, convicted and fined for en
rolling as students whites and ne
Justice Brewer delivered the deel
sion, affi:ming the decision of the
Kentucky circuit court and the court
of appeals. Justice Harlan, a native
of Kentucky, and Justice Day, an
Ilrond Qurxtion Not Coanldereo'.
The case did not bring up the broad
question under, the federal constitu
tion as to whether the race discrimin
ation by the state law was ttnconstt
tutional. For that reason some doubt
remains as to the construction which
is to be given the decision. The jus
tices of the court refrained from in
terpreting the opinion.
REFUSES FOREIGN MEDICINE
Emperor of China Obdurate Though
Illness Becomes More Serious. ..
Pekin, Nov. 19. The emperor of
China, who bas been suffering for near
ly two weeks from an intestinal dis
order, i3 worse today. He refuses for
eign, medical aid or to take foreign
medicine. . . .
TO REMAIN AS
Berlin, Nov. 10. The opening of the
debate in the reichstag today on Em
peror William's interview as published
in the London Daily Telegraph, found
the chamber fuller than it ever has
been before on the occasion of an im
portant political event. To critics of
the government and the emperor.
Chancellor von Buelow calmly and
briefly explained the circumstances
preceding the publication of the Tele
He declared he had decided to re
main as chancellor, but could not say
for how long.
President Gompers of A. F. of L. Ap
plauded When He Upholds
AT THE DENVER CONVENTION
Throws Down Gauntlet to Those Who
Have Taken Exception to His
Course in the Campaign.
Denver, Nov. 10. With a ring of de
fiance in his voice, President Samuel
Gompers of the American Federation
of Labor threw down the gauntlet to
his critics In his annual report to the
convention yesterday. The inaction of
the last congress and recent court de
cisions affecting labor were merciless
ly scored 'by the labor chief, who de
clared that the wageworkers would
continue to press home their demands,
not in the dim future, buijnotf -
In Aeeorrt With View...
From the manner in which the 375
delegates present received the report
of Mr. Gompers and the ovation he
was given when he called the conven
tion to order, it is quite apparent that
the delegates are fully in accord with
his views. Even the few socialists
who are here as delegates, and who al
ways have opposed Gompers personally
and otherwise, admitted that there was
more fire and determination in his man
ner than usual, and it is more than
probable that they will not raise an
objection to his reelection.
Polities in DiMpuHHctl.
While the annual report of Mr. Gom
pers covers a multitude of subjects, in
which the workers are vitally inter
ested, the political phase of it attract
ed most attention. It was prepared
and printed before the recent election
took place, so that the result of labor's
campaign was not known, but between
the lines could be seen a direct slap
at the men who openly disapproved of
the course pursued by President Gom
pers. Although some construed the report
as a slap at Daniel J. Keefe, the only
member of the executive committee
who openly championed the candidacy
of Judge Taft. others regarded it as
extending the olive branch and mak
ing a plea for harmony despite politi
cal differences of opinion.
SUITS FOR FEES SETTLED
Former Officials Pay $68,207 Into the
Treasury and End Cases.
Springfield. 111.. Nov. 10. By the
payment of $G8.207 the suits against
four former state treasurers and two
auditors of public accounts brought
by Governor Deneen and Attorney
General Stead have been settled. The
suiti were to recover fees retained by
the treasurers as expenses for disburs
ing and keeping account of the regis
tered bond fund of localities having
bonds registered in the auditor's office.
and by the auditors as expenses for
levying and keeping account of the
Students in Race Riot.
Vienna, Nov. .10. An encounter be
tween pan German and Jewish fac
Hons of students attending the Univer
sity of Vienna resulted this morning in
the injuring of about 100.
Now It Is a Closed Incident.
Paris, . Nov. 10. The foreign office
has been advised from Berlin that M
Cambon. the French ambassador, and
Baron von Waechter, acting secretary
for foreign affairs, have signed an
agreement iu settlement of the Casa
blanca incident. -
Hopkins on Commission.
Indianapolis, Nov. 10. Vice Presi
dent Fairbanks has appointed Senator
Hopkins of Illinois a member of tae
national monetary commission to fill
the vacancy caused by the death of
Senator Allison -of Iowa
North Dakota Exceeds in
Size and Power" Brit
MANY SEE CEREMONY
Length 510 Feet, Displacement
20.000 Tons and Engines
25.000 Horse Power.
Quincy, Mass., Nov. 10. The battle
ship North Dakota, the first American
war vessel of the Dreadnought class,
was successfully launched at the yard
of the Fore River Shipbuilding com
pany at Quincy Point today.
1W.UOO People There.
Quincy, Mass., Nov. 10. More than
10.000 people gathered at the yards of
the Fore River Shipbuilding company
today to witness the launching of
America's most powerful sea fighter,
the North Dakota.
Quincy, Mass.. Xov. 10. When the
great prow of the new battleship
North Dakota strikes the waters of
Fore river, where it is to be launched
leday, the United States navy will
have received formally the bulky body
of the first fighting ship of the so-
called Dreadnought class. Incidental
ly, a new record for speed in the first
stage of battleship construction will
have been established, inasmuch as
only 2S2 working days have been em
ployed from the time of laying the
keel until the day of the launching.
Not Warlike on Way.
As tht- massive hull of the North
Dakota stood upon the ways ready for
launching it presented none of the
warlike appearance of the finished
battleship. Save for a few temporary
lacked the martial aspect supplied by
the great guns and secondary batter'
ien. which are to be installed later.
Even the great boilers of the fighting
ship had uot been installed, in accord
ance with the usual custom of con
struction, and as a part of the prep
arations for the launching, puffy little
tugs were in waiting to warp the gi
gantic yet helpless craft alongside the
pier at the yard.
Different In n Few Month.
Before the conclusion of the 34 Vt
months allowed by the government
for delivery, however, the hull launch
ed today will present a different as
pect. By that time. 10 12-inch breech
oading. long-range rifles will have
teen placed in position, as well as 11
5-inch rapid fire guns, four three-pound
and a like number of one-pound semi-
artomatie guns: two three-inch field
pieces, two machine guns of :!0 cali
ber, and two 21-inch submerged tor
pedo tubes. This constitutes the act
ive armament of the battleship. Pro
tective armor to the extent of about
eight inches wiil cover practically
every available ;pot which might bo
reached by an enemy's guns, and, as
result of the recent naval confer
ence, many minor details of additional
protection will also be added.
.-.10 Fret at Water l.lne.
When placed in commission the
North Dakota will be 510 feet long on
the load water line, with a breadth of
85 feet 2 5-8 inches at the same point.
The length over all will be about 51S
feet 9 inches. The battleship will
have a displacement of 20.000 tons.
2.000 in excess of the original British
Dreadonught. It is estimated that a
speed of more than 21 knots will be at
tained on its trial, and that the battle
ship's horse power will exceed 25,000.
Unlike its sister ship, the Delaware,
now under construction at Newport
News, Va., the North Dakota will ce
fitted with Curtis turbine engines. In
cluding officers, the crew, will number
more than 900 men. it is estimated
that when formally taken over by the
government, the North . Dakota wiil
Continued on Page Three.)
SAYS NO RE-'
Washington, Nov. 10 Senator Ctil
lom was a caller at the White house
today. He declared no attempt would
be made at the coming session of con
gress to revise the tariff, but the mat
ter would be disposed oIat an extra
session to be called shortly after j
March 4. The senator said he favored
a reduct.on on a number of articles, -
such as iron and steel, which at nre;
ent are classed too nigh.