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Jb'XFTY-EiGHTH YEAR. NO. 67.
THE ARGUS. TUESDAY. JANUARY 5. TEN PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
SIMS WANTS STANDARD OIL
FINED $40,000,000 NEXT
FOR ITALY STILL
AFTER Y ESTERDAY'S MESSAGE
HURRIED TO THE RED CROSS
Subscriptions for One Day
Alone Will Amount
OIL KING GIVES $10,000
President Signs Bill Passed by
Congress for Appropriation.
this city yesterday' became the owner
of Miuor Heir, last year's pacing sen
sation. The amount paid : to P. C.
Isaacs of Johnstown, Pa., was $15,000.
Minor Heir, was a green pacer of last
year. and. under the guidance of Char
ley Dean, put up a mark of l:59Vs'bj
fore the season closed.
Thornton Hains Very Different Witness
When Under Cross Examination.
DOES NOT RECALL TESTIMONY
Washington, Jan. 5. Several liberal
contributions for the earthquake suf
ferers were received today at the Red
Cross headquarters. John D. Rocke
feller sent a check for $10,000. The
California state branch of the Red
Cross sent the third contribution for
$10,000. The largest contribution was
$54,000 from the New York branch
From the Keokuk (Iowa) branch the
sum of $1,050 was received.
Cover Coat of Supplies.
Today's-subscriptions fully cover the
$60,000 advanced by the American
Red Cross to make up the $150,000
sent to the American committee ii
Rome for . the purpose of chartering a
steamer and purchasing supplies,
rrenident Signs Bill.
Washington, Jan. 5. The president
this afternoon signed the bill passed
by congress yesterday appropriating
$800,000 for the relief of the Italian
More Americans Accounted For.
Chicago, Jan. 5. A cablegram re
ceived here today announced that Ed
ward K. Rogers of Chicago and wife
and two daughters, who it was feared
had perished at Messina, are safe at
Ship Carries Supplies.
New York, Jan. 5. Thousands of
pounds of relief supplies leave this
port today on the Hamburg-American
liner Hamburg. for Napjos. The sup
plies are to be carried free of charge.
Edmund Billings of Boston, will
leave New -York for Messina today to
personally look after the distribution
of the $100,000 sent to the sufferers
by the relief committee of Massachu
Typhoid at Menxina.
Messina, Jan. 5. The first cases of
typhoid fever have broken out here
and this fact will cause drastic action
to be taken immediately for the dis
posal of the dead. Hope of rescuing
.any of the living beneajn the ruins
has been abandoned.
Evident Fear of Being Led Into Con
tradictions Is Made Much of by
Lawyer for the State.
Flushing, N. Y., Jan. 5. Under an
incessant fire of cross questioning by
District Attorney Darrin, Thornton J.
Hains declared today he could not re
member the minor details of some
parts of his testimony yesterday. The
contrast between the defendant when
on the stand yesterday he told with
celerity much detail of the important
incidents, and his inability to recall
under cross examination much of what'
he had recounted was skillfully brought
out by the prosecutor's interrogations.
" In Own Defense.
Flushing, N. Y., Jan. 5. Taking the
witness stand in his own defence,
Thornton J. Hains for over four hours
yesterday related with a wealth of de
tail the story of the shooting of Wil
liam E. Annis and of the conjugal
troubles of Captain Peter C. Hains,
Jr., that counsel asserts caused the
mental unbalancing of the army officer
aud led to the killing of the publisher
on sight. When court adjourned last
night Hains' direct examination had
not been concluded, and he wiil likely
be on the wiliif ntund nil ilityiUiuuy
Thornton Hains told his story in
snappy,- crisp sentences
no signs of nervousness,
during the trial
lar interest because Mayor Nathan Is
a virulent anti-clerical. His election
to the mayoralty was particularly ob
noxious to the Vatican. Nevertheless,
on his visit to the hospice, he was re
ceived courteously by Prefect Miscia
telli, and he met Cardinal Merry del
Val, to whom he was introduced.
Many Sufferers at Vaticnn.
The universal brotherhood spoken of
by Archbishop Ireland of St. Paul was
further emphasized in Rome yesterday
when upon the arrival of 1,500 wound
ed from Messhm and Reggio, Mayor
Nathan telephoned the Vatican, asking
whether these unfortunates could be
taken in there. The Vatican replied
in the alhrmative ana the wounaea
were received with open arms.
The first 120 of the wounded sent
to the Vatican yesterday were received
at the railroad station by Mgr. Misi
tally, sent especially by the pope.
Some of them were taken to the Vati
can in public conveyances, but the
more grievously injured were carried
on stretchers by the Red Cross. They
were received at the Vatican precincts
by the nursing sisters.
ROOSEVELT WILL BE ROOSEVELT TO THE END OF HIS TERM.
CHARGE GOVERNOR DENEEN WITH USE
. OF PATRONAGE TO ELECT SPEAKER
Friends of .Shurtleff Refuse to Participate in Republican Cau
cus at Which Party's Candidate for the
Office is Named.
Springfield, 111.. Jan. 5. (Special.) night that they would go iuto the cau
The Shurtleff men bolted the republi-jcus today and await developments.
SOME STILL ALIVE
Imprisoned Victims of Earthquake
Being Rescued and Others
- Are Heard.
BURIED DEEP UNDER WALLS
and at times
illustrated his broth-
can house caucus today. When the
caucus met at 2 this afternoon, 25
Shurileff men were not present. Speak
er Shurtleff gave out a statement to
William Troyer of Cook county in
sists he is a speakership candidate
with seven votes pledged to support
him. He i3 saying nothing more than
the press, saying Governor Denecn was thk and what strength he will develop
$45,000 PRICE OF MINOR HEIR
Savage of Minneapolis Buys Pacing
Sensation of Year,
Minneapolis, Jan. 5. After many
months of dickering M. W. Savage of
TO LEARN ABOUT
Washington, Jan. 5. It has cost the
government $15,000 already In the em
ployment or private detective agen
cies to Investigate the Brownsville af
fair, and contracts with these agen
cies are still In force. This informa
tion was received by the senate today
from Secretary of War. Wright in re
sponse to the Foraker resolution in
quiring when and by what authority
of law Herbert J. Browne and W. G.
Baldwin were employed.
er's expressions and appearance when
speaking of his wife's conduct with
dramatic inflection of voice and facial
Did t Know of Revolver.
The defendant declared that when
he wen to Bayside to look at real es-j
tate on Aug. 15 he had no idea that
his brother was armed, and that he
did not know that Annis was at the
yacht club. He told the jury that all
the shots had been fired by Captain
Hains before he rushed to the float to
protect his brother from John Tonning,
. 1 . 1 . . t 1 A l. -. I.
' in. (Mmi nielli, auu nit; jiuii llirmufio,
who, he said, he thought would harm
the captain. Thornton Hains denied
that he pointed a revolver at Mrs.
Annis. The defendant stated that he
had no idea how many shots Captain
Hains had fired, and when Charles
Roberts, a club member, picked the
revolver up and bad the muzzle of the
weapon pointed at him, he drew his
own revolver and told Roberts not to
MAKES A FATAL MISTAKE
Borrows Rifle of Friend and Then Kills
Chicago, Jan. 5. William Moelten
tin, aged 59, who had been threatened
with death unless he put $500 at a
place named in a notice posted on his
door, last night borrowed a rifle from
a friend, and after waiting in the dark,
shot and killed Garret Schollens, ; the
son of the friend who had loaned him
the rifle. It was a case of mistaken
attempting to dictate to the legisla
tureandthat his followers had called
a' caucus without ipviting all the re
publicans in the house to be present.
The Deneen caucus named K. .1. King
for speaker. Speaker Shurtleff said
he had made no dicker with the demo
crats looking to their support of him
Springfield. 111., Jan. 5. Edward D.
Shurtleff, former speaker of the house
of representatives, and 24 other re-
piiDiican memDers-etect will not par
ticipate in the republican house cau
cus this afternoon, when a candidate
for speaker is named. In a statement
issued by the Shurtleff forces the
charge is made the governor is using
influence and patronage of his high
olfice in an effort to name his own ofli
ccrs in the legislature.
ClKKwr Kins an Lender.
Springfield. 111., Jan. 5. The "pro
gressives," "band of hope," or "holy
alliance." as the opponents of Speaker
Shurtleff are known, after a three
hours wrangle, late last night select
ed E. J. King of Galesburg as their
choice for speaker of the house during
the 4Cth general assembly. Fifty-one
representatives went into the confer
ence, and eight ballots were taken be
fore the selection could be made.- This
ballot stood King 26, George H. Ham
ilton of Watseka 24, and one blank
ShurtlelT Men Meet.
While the "progressives" were get
ting together, the supporters' of Speak
er Shurtleff to the number of 21 held
a conference at the St. Nicholas hotel.
There was a report current late last
in the caucus is a matter of specula
tion. Oritturratn "nfer.
The minority members of the house
also hold a conference at the St. Nich
olas. Io ONeil Browne of Ottawa
claims he lias enough vote: pledged to
land the honor of minority leadership.
Whi'.e his opponents are not saying i
great deal, they do not concede that
Browne lwrs the matter cinched as he
Uovernor Favors Short Session.
A brief session not exceeding (ID.or
Troops About Only Humans Left
Reggio, Where the Torch Will
Shortly Be Applied.
Fleet Divided, Faster Vessels Going
Ahead to Offer Services to
District Attorney Asserts
Case Will be Redock
eted at Once.
CHEERFUL IN DEFEAT
Declares Company Not "Out of
. the Woods" To Renew
SPERRY WILL BE THERE FIRST
at the mor.t. it is understood
to be Governor Deneen's plan for the
general asi-.embjy if he can elect his
jnvan sneaker of the house against Ed
ward H. ShurO'ff. That the house or
ganization would be absolutely pro
ndiniutetratiou the governor and his
friends felt assured yesterday, al
though indications of a deadlock, with
a resulting compromise, were not lack
ing. The governor has suggested that
certain important legislative matters
be pushed to the front and has urged
early hearings before the assembly on
questions over which there may be
disputes. The short Eession idea is
one of the reforms which the gover
nor believes might well be adopted
in Illinois. In the second place, his
experiences with the legislature have
not been wholly pleasant, and even if
he succeeds in dictating the organi
zation in both houses he will breathe
more freely when the lawmakers are
safely off his hands. He has seen a
supposedly friendly organization re
volt before now, and he prefers to
take no chances", it is understood.
aiessina, Jan. t. Eartnquakes are
continuing here, although they are di
minishing m intensity. At nighties
pr.-eially are they frequently felt. Thj
tires in the city are being gradually
Thirty thousand rations were distrib-j
Official figures compiled thus far
show 14,000 bodies have been buried
n four cemeteries, 9,000 refugees have
left the city, and D.000 persons still
Itesriclo More fortunate.
An Associated Press correspondent
has made a visit to Reggio and care
fully inspected the town. It has been
found the number of persons killed
there and damage, done to pronertv
were much less than at Messina. Only
he central section of the city is dam-
eu. auoui o.uuu iroops are working 8:30 , mnrnin!! an(1 nrobablv will
mere, umciai ngures niacc the wound-
d at 1,000 and refugees at 7,000. The
number of dead in the ruins is not
JOHN MITCHELL'S VIEWS NOT CHANGED
BY POSSIBILITY OF A TERM IN PRISON
New York, Jan. 5. John Mitchell,"
the second, vice president of the Amer
ican federation, who, with President
Gompers and Secretary Morrison, now
rests under a sentence of a prison
term pending-an Appeal because of the
violation of. a court Injunction in tho
Bucks' Btove case, told an audience last
night that when he chose to explain
the attitude of labor In the present
punitive action brought against him he
; would have an audience too big to fill
any hall in New York.
', Liberty Ot speech and press In thte
country do not mean, he said, liberty
to say or write things that pleas the
powers that rule, and labor's verdict on
the justness of the "court order of Im
prisonment would prove thlsaact.
The federation of labor official was
. forced into & comment upon the boy-
his address from the audience.
And now about the boycott?" came
a voice. Mitchell paused .for a minute
and then turned to his questioner.
"Yes," said he, "let every man
spend his money where he pleases.
I'll spend my money where I please
and I'll buy union products every
time. I shall not buy the product of
an unfair house and no agency in
America of whatever nature can make
me do so. I intend to preserve my
DROP OF MERCURY
Norfolk, Neb., Jan. 5. Northern
Nebraska and southern South Dakota
experienced a drop of 50 degrees in
temperature within the last, 24 hours.
The mercury registered 7 below zero
here this morning. 4
Yesterday in Congress
of I,oulslanii, who died durincr the re
ccsh. Numerous messages , f rom tho
"resident on various subjects were read
Tne most important were a message
recommending aid for the Italian eartn-
ouake sufferers and a message respond
ing to a resolution asking' for informa
tion as to what the president meant in
tils annual message regardlg- the secret
service. The relief asked for the
stricken Italian people was quickly and
unanimously voted,' while the secret
service message was referred to a sne
Hal committee after Mr. Griargs . of
Georgia had moved to have it returned
to the president, which motion he later
1. 1 i . . .
Washington, Jan. 5. Following is a
summary, compiled from the official
proceedings, of the work of both
houses of congress yesterday; '-.-.'
SENATE With practically no opposi
tion the senate passed the htiuse bill
appropriating J800.000 to aid the Ital-
liberty and one of my liberties is to . ia earthquake sufferers. Senator Bail
rrfi,c:o K.. (v, y of Texas declared that such appro-
refu&e to buy the product. Of a firm locations were unconstitutional, but did
that uses. unfair labor. Because Of my nothing to delay congressional action.
. i ne Bum oi uu.inu was appropriaiea
for the purchase or construction ofva
building in Paris as the home of the
American ambassador. The bill will go
to the house for its consideration. - At
1:32 o'clock the senate adjourned.
HOUSE After having "been in
present position as one condemned to
Jail I would net advise one union man
one thing now that I would not have
advised and did not advise three weeks
or three years ago. The fact I may
IS RESUMED BY
MOBS IN INDIA
Chicago, Jan. 5. "The Standard Oil
company is not yet out of the woods."
With these words United States Dis
trict Attorney Sims today made his
first comment on yesterday's ruling of
the supreme court, which prevents the
government from collecting Judge
Landis' famous $29,240,000 fine.
"The big fine case is to be redocket
ed w ithin a few days," said Sims, "and
ma' be on trial within two weeks."
May Make It $40,000,000.
Sims explained that even by fining
the Standard on' the basis of the set-
tlemems for freights, instead of re
garding each car lot as a separate of
fense, the government may collect
$10,000,000 from the company in fines
if convfetions are obtained on all in- .
dictments which may be renewed
against the corporation.
Alton Fine Stand.
Washington, Jan. 5. By a divided
court tbe supreme court of the United
States yesterday decided the rebate
case brought by the government
against the Chicago & Alton Railway
company and Vice President Faithorn
(and Treasurer Wann of that company
in favor of the government. The case
involved a charge of making a conces
sion to the packing firm of Schwarz
schild & Sulzberger on shipments of
packing house products from Kansas
City, Kan., to eastern points. The
: packing company has a mile and a
The-Other ttrw.- yeaitt-h, will foHow,jnairjr rail,.oad track in connection
making the best speed they can. Upon j with its plant. The Chicago & Alton
arming- at Naples. Admiral hpcrry' company repaid to the packers $1 a
will confer with the authorities and 'car for tJ,e uap of ti,ese tracks'and en-
offer the services of the vessels at his-(rre,j ,i,e payment on its books as a
refund on account of terminal charges.
Passage of Suez Canal Continues
Majority Stop to Take Coal at
Port Said, Jan. 5. The itinerary of
the battleship fleet has been changed
in consequence of the Italian earth
quake. The new program is as fol
lows: The battleships Connecticut,
Vermont and Minnesota leave here to
night direct for Naples, steaming at
the rate of 14 knots per hour. The
Connecticut will arrive next Saturday.
Scout Otilser on Way.
Port Said, Jan. 5. The American
scout cruiser Yankton left this morn-
f'lainird it Man l.amfal.
When tbe case was before the trial
court- which was the United States
ing for Messina, with doctors, medical tircuit oourt for the nortnern district
supplies and provisions on board forj0f linoiSt the wmpany made &Q ef
the earthquake sufferers. The battle- fort ((J show thgt U)e transaction as
Ehips Connecticut. Vermont, Kansas enUre5y legitimate but the jury found
and Minnesota arrived hfre from Suez that thegJJ trackg were mere faclmiea
last night. They rail for Naples as in IiarVi nI,nt aIlH nnt uhiPcr
, ... ,------ -.... , - - - - v
j to th use of the raiiroad in discharge;
ing its duties to tne general puonc.
The company and its officers were
soon as they have coaled.
Five Ilati!eMhin in C'nnnl.
Suez, Jan. 5. The American battle
ships Kentucky, Louisiana, Virginia,
Missouri and Ohio entered the canal at
reach Port Said at midnight tonight.
Reggio has been practically evacu
ated except for troops. Marines from
two British warships are causing the
populace to evacuate the Villa San
Giovanni, which is considered to have
been the center of the earthquake.
Still Tind the I-lvlng.
Numerous persons still living were
taken today from beneath the ruins,
while the voices of others could be
distinctly heard appealing for aid.
Within a few days the rescue work at
Reggio will have ceased. Then the
tottering buildings will be razed and
the bodies that have not been buried
will be burned.
More Walls Shaken Down.
Reggio, Jan. 5. Earthquakes have
occurred here today at Intervals of 20
minutes.' At noon a quake stronger
than the others caused a number of
standing walls to collapse and created
a condition of. panic among the sur
vivors. It is not thougnt there were
- Cltlea In State of Siege.
Rome, Jan. 5. It Is stated that the
authorities have decided to evacuate
completely Reggio and Messina, con
veying everybody, even the newspaper
man, outside, and leaving the cities
perfectly empty. They will be sur
rounded by military lines to prevent
any one reentering. . This measure has
been adopted In order . to prevent a
pestilence occurring, ..
A royal decree was issued last night
placing the MCssina and Reggio dis
tricts in a state of siege, wliicb. Is', , m.
BANKER ENDS LIFE
Henry C. Potter, Jr., Commits Suicide
By Shooting at Detroit.
Detroit, Jan. 5. Henry C. Potter,
Jr., vice president of the People's State
bank of this city, former secretary and
treasurer of the Pere Marquette rail
ioad and a prominent figure in finan
cial circles of Michigan, committed
suicide yesterday in the bathroom of
his residence, COG Jefferson avenue, by
shooting himself through the head. Mr.
Potter had been suffering from nerv
ous depression for a number of weeks
following a hfart trouble, and his fam
ily and associates unite in declaring
that it was illness which was respon
sible for his action.
Vice President George H. Dawson of
the bank made, a statement to the ef
fect that there is not the slightest sus
picion of anything irregular in Mr.
Potter's relations with the bank.
President George P. Russell supple
mented this with the statement that
Mr. Potter was worth between $400,-
003 and $500,000.
therefore found guilty of granting re
bates and a fine of $40,000 was impos
ed on the company, and a fine of $10,-
000 each on Faithorn and Wann. The
court of appeals of the seventh circuit
sustained the verdict and the supreme
court in turn affirmed it by yesterday's
LET OUT OF ARMY
San Francisco, Jan. 5. Private Wil-
Ham Buwalda, of the coast artillery
who , was sentenced to 5 years' im
prisonment on Alcatraz island, for
shaking hands with Emma .Goldman
during her recent meetings in this
city, has had his. sentence commuted
to dishonorable discharge from .the
army "by President Roosevelt, - It waa.
proven at the court martial Buwalda
had expressed his sympathy with the
notorious anarchist. He narrowly es
caped being tried for treason. .
port of the civil service com miss ion 1 of officeholders.
cott "by a chance interpellation into in the soundness of this advice."
go toprison does no( weigh a particle 1 ft little over an hour the house
Iyeaierany nujourneu uui ui respect to
the memory of Representative Davey
INCREASE IN APPLICANTS FOR THE
CIVIL SERVICE RESULT OF PANIC
Washington, D. C, Jan. 5. During these figures being exclusive "of "the"
the fiscal year ended June 30, 190S.',larse number of fourth class postmaat-
there were 167,000 applicants for civil recently brought into the competl- t
. , ... 'live class by executive order.,- "
service examination, as compared wUh Mucn WJf3 n : rastrlctI -
iM.wm in according to the re- Ubuses arisine from nartlsan actlvitr
eral cases resulted in removals and
. Applications for the regular spring the penalties imDOsed had the effect ot
examinations for department service "curbing violations to a marked degree,
showed ' an even greater increase, The report concludes with a resTime.
amounting to the total of 82 per cent. of the progress of civil service reform'
Forty-one thousand persons were ap- under President Roosevelt. Here the
taken a more serious turn against re- ted the injured survivors now in ihe through competitive examination. ' t positions subject to competitive exami- .
quiring the active intervention of Brit- "TC , W "i . 3 wasi " In same ".OOO positions nation has nearly doobled since Sep-
mo mv lime omiB i v uiu uiayur m tne government service were aaaeu lernner, iwl, -naviug mvreu .
TItaghur has set foot on papal territory. The t to the number subject to competitive about '110,000 at that time to a total ot
V ' incident specially appeal to the pop u-t examination under civil seryice rules, about 20G.00O In the present year. , -
stricter than martial law. General
Mazza, the commander of the. Palermo
'''. '' j garrison, is placed In supreme cdm-
- 'mand. . , . . .. ; ,- , , . ...
Calcutta, Jan. 5. Religious riots be-: Mayor !, Papal Territory.
t ween Mohammedans and Hindus hate ' v The mayor of Rome yesterday vis-
ish troops, who today at
fired upon a Hindu mob.