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FIFTY-EIGHTH YEAR. NO. 74.
THE ARGUS. WEDNESDAY. JANUARY 13. 1909. TEN PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
DEADLOCK IfJ ILLINOIS
LEGISLATURE IS BROKEN
SENATE PROPOSES TO SEE
If Carrie and Castro would only join in a vaudeville "team" stunt it would
. bring great joy.
I'JIIO IS RUNNING THINGS
House With Senate as
railroad here early today, his mother
lost her life, his mother-in-law, Mr3.
M. E. Corbin, was fatally hurt, prob
ably, and his wife and daughter, Isa-
bell. son. Harold, and Higgins himself
barely escaped death in the flames by
jumping from a second story window.
Mr. and Mrs. Higgins suffered broken
limbs. Higgins was badly bruised.
Inauguration to Take Place
Next Monday Still Much
to Fight Over.
TAKE OUT BODIES
Rescuers Are Busy Bringing Remains
of Dead Miners to the
AT THE LICK BRANCH MINE
Springfield, II!., Jan. 13. The dead
lock in the Illinois legislature over the
canvass of the vote for state officers,
which has tied up the activities in
Springfield since last Thursday, wa3
broken today when the senators cross
ed the corridor of the state house and
took their places in the hall of the
house of representatives to witness
the Canvassing of returns. In accord
ance with the published official re
turns the republican candidates were
declared the state officers-elect.
Democratic Context Aunouni-ed.
Following the announcement of the
canvass of the returns declaring Gov
ernor Deneen and the other state offi
cers elected, Representative Browne,
the democratic leader, was given rec
ognition by the speaker for the pur-
Exptosion so Powerful That it Blew
Debris Out of Opening 4 Miles
Blue Field, V. Va., Jan. 13. Rescue
crews worked incessantly all night at
the Lick Branch coal mine, the scene
of yesterday's explosion. At 9 o'clock
20 bodies had been recovered. There
is no change in the estimate of the
dead, the number ranging from S5 to
Force Felt Four Mile.
The main entry of the mine is four
miles long, running from one side of
the mountain to the other. Debris was
blown from both entries, which gives
some idea of the tremendous, force of
pose of serving notice of a contest on he explosion.
the office of governor against Deneen
by Adlai E. Stevenson.
Plans to hold the inaugural next
Monday were then taken up and ar
rangements looking to that end begun.
Will Take Orderly Coante.
"With the inaugural ceremonies over,
Some of the bodies were blown to
pieces and others incinerated.
The fans which furnish the fresh air
for the workings, as in the former ex
plosion, were not disabled and are
forcing fresh air into the mines.
Bystanders who were near at the
CARRIE NATION HAS BECOME AN ENGLISH MUSIC HALL ARTIST. NEWS ITEM.
further proceedings in regard to a re- time of the explosion say that im
count of the votes cast for governor J mense clouds of soot and smoke gushed
and his democratic .opponent can take from the mine almost simultaneously
their orderly course. The breaking of , with the detonation and immediately
the deadlock on the canvass of the were sucked back to enormous vol-
vote does not entirely cle.ar thesitua- umes into the mine -
tlon, aB there remain many points of j Twig of Tree withered,
difference between the contending) Qn the Tug river side( four miles
forces. 'from thp main pntranop thp smoke
J and flame gushed from the entry, burn-
iing the twigs and small limbs from
Are Still Enemies.
The lines of cleavage between Shurt-
leff republicans and administration
republicans who attended the repub
lican caucus are as sharply drawn as
ever. The canvass, however, will per
mit the completion of the organization
of the house ana the commencement
of the actual work of the legislature,
which, until the canvass of votes for
state officers was announced, could not
proceed in its usual business.
Springfield, 111., Jan. 13. The "big
stick"- in the shape of the state central
committee met here yesterday, but it
was powerless to effect a settlement
of the trouble between the house and
senate, and after getting two converts,
adherents of Speakership Candidate
The senate decided to go over and
see the house today and give the
speaker an opportunity to announce
the result of the vote cast Nov. 3, but
in deciding to do this, gave it out pos
itively that it was not going over as a
party to a joint session. In this way
the members of the upper house hoped
to avert the appointment by the speak
er of a committee to conduct a recount
of the ballots in the governorship con
Agree to Inauguration.
After the senators had left the
house, the Benate joint resolution pro
viding for the inauguration of the offi
cers-elect next Monday was adopted.
trees that grew near. The damage to
the mine cannot be estimated.
The explosion was the most terrific
that ever occurred in this region. In
1884 at the Southwest Virginia Im
provement company's mine 3G0 were
killed in an explosion. Yesterday's
horror is the most disastrous that has
occurred since. The mine is owned
by the Pocahontas Consolidated Col
Of the men under the ground at the
time of the explosion it i3 said that
only three succeeded in making their
escape, and these were the motorman,
the brakeman, and Bank Boss Bowers.
The last named was able to get out of
the death trap by crawling.
PITTSBURG STIRRED BY
BIG REVIVAL PARADE
Gypsy Smith Marshals Army of 8,000
Which Tramps Through Down
Chicago, Jan. 13. Paul Zaabel, state
representative, died at his home here
today." He was taken III at Spring
field at the time of the fight over the
speakership and was carried Into the
capltol in order that he might vote for
, RAIL PRESIDENT
INJURED IN FIRE
Horn of Samuel Higgins Destrcye
and Owner's Mother and Mother-in-Law
New Haven, Conn .Jan. 13. In a fire
caused from an overheated furnace
that completely burned the residence
of Samuel Higgins, general manager of
the New York, New Haven & Hartford
PUBLIC WILL BE ALLOWED TO WAKE
QUP AS TO REAL COST OF PAMA CANAL
Washington. Jan. 13. With the in- the senate committee on approprla
troduction of a bill yesterday by Sena- tions, when it informally discussed the
tor Hopkins raising the limit of the ca,1Rl flnances a few days ago, saw the
cost of the Panama canal to $500,000.- 'Jness ' eplng at the work of the
. , . , bond authorization in a piecemeal fash-
00O it became apparent that the coun- ,on Moncy had Q be authorized for
try is to be treated to a few little sur- the COntinuatioa of the work they rea-
IS NOT RECOGNIZED
Mrs. Chapman Refuses to Enter Ap
pearance in Suit of Dr. Stan
ley, of New York.
"manifestly false and that she had been
taken from the witness stand when it
was seen that her story had not been
FROM THE FAR WEST
Long Range Weather Forecast Pre
dicts Big Storms and Rising Tern- .
perature Over Country.
Snow in considerable quantities is
due to fall in the United States In
the next two days, according to the
following forecast transmitted by Wil
lis L. Moore, chief of the weather bu
reau, through the local weather sta
tion today: ,
"An extensive and pronounced baro
metric disturbance covers the
country from the Rocky moun
tains westward. It will move
eastward attended by winds and wide
spread snows over the northern and
rains over the southern districts that
will probably reach Into the north At
lantic states by Thursday or Thursday
night. The temperature will rise gen
erally over the middle west for two
days and over the eastern states until
about Saturday. In the absence of re
ports from Alaska the degree of cold
to follow the disturbance cannot be
determined, but it is probable that it
will be colder Thursday in the middle
plateau. Thursday night and Friday in
the plains states, Saturday in the cen
tral valley and upper lake region, and
Sunday and Sunday night in the lower
lake region, middle Atlantic states and
New England states. Rain or snow
will probably continue Friday and Sat
urday over the eastern district."
prises as to the real nature and cost
soned, so why not set a generous limit
of the cost and give the secretary ol
oJL. the government's undertaking
ji.tU. V. . I
juiums LUC IWJ U1S UCenilS. t1h(k trpnfil,rv fho nntfcr,rH t r,,l,Q 1,4
Senator Hopkins introduced his bill bond issue nnder u M needed
Senator Hopkins, as a prominent ad-
Iri all good faith on the advice of a '
ations. and It is expected to pass. miUee whch ghould consider the meas.
The committee on interoeeanic can- wag accordillgly glven hls t,
ate. of which Senator Hopkins is a His measure introduced yesterday
member, will take up the bill Satur- simply amends the gpOoner act in such
day next. Judging from the remarks Q maar tn .,., .
Pittsburg, Jan. 13. "Gypsy" Smith,
the evangelist, marshaled an army es
timated at 8.0W persons enthused with
the spirit of Christianity against evil
in downtown Pittsburg last night. The
army, heterogenous in composition.
marched for two hours through the
downtown streets crowded with on
lookers. The pageant disbanded short
ly before midnight when a monster re
vival meeting was conducted by the
evangelist at. the Bijou theater, ftt
which hundreds arose for prayers that
they might live better lives.
BIND AND, ROB AGED TRIO
Masked Men Secure $1,500 and Es
cape in Pennsylvania.
Pittsburg, Jan. 13. Binding, gagging
and assaulting) Solomon Loughner.
aged SO, and his two sisters, both of
whom are between TO and 80 years
old, six masked robbers last night ran
&acked the house, secured $1,500 cash,
ate their supper and then disappeared.
The Loughners live on an isolated farm
midway between Jeanette and Harrl
Lincoln Two Cent V s Stamp.
Washington, . D. C, Jan. 13. A spe
cial postage stamp of 2 cent demon i
nation, in commemoration of the one
hundredth anniversary of the birth of
Abraham Lincoln is authorized In the
resolution of Representative Dawson,
which was reported upon favorably
yesterday by the house committee oil
postofflces and post roads.
$150,000 Fire at Litchfield, HI.-
Litchfield, III., Jan. 13. Fire last
night destroyed the department store
of L. W. Cline & Co.' and other build
ings, causing a loss of $150,000.
of certain members of the committee,
there is to be some serious opposition
to the increase and some extended
discussion, at least, before the report
is secured, and it is altogether likely
that the committee will wish to call
before it again, as it did last year, the
members of the canal commission, and
perhaps Mr. Taft, the president-elect,
who as secretary of war had a great
deal to do with the inauguration of
the canal project.
Rude Jolt Given Senators.
A great many senators received a
rude jolt when they learned that an
effort would be made to raise the limit
of the cost of the canal to such a stu
pendous amount. This was despite the
fact it was carefully explained to them
that such action was contemplated
mainly to give the secretary of the
treasury the authority to make Panama
canal bond issues as they were needed
and thus scatter the cost of the canal
through the maturing of the bonds
over a period of years. There was
plainly heard the rumble of protest and
the general expression: "We want to
Under the terms of the Spooner act,
passed in 1902. the president was au
thorized to acquire the holdings of the
old French canal company , and the
zone of territory In Panama. For these
and certain privileges a sum of prac-
tically $60,000,000 was paid out of the
treasury. A bond issue not to exceed
$135,000,000 was authorized. The rev
enues from this issue practically have
been exhausted in canal construction,
Cited Some Estimates.
Those who were perceptibly jarred
by the Hopkins bill when it was intro
duced took occasion to cite . some of
the estimates of the cost made from
time to time, which they insist show
that the government is a poor guesser
when it starts out to estimate the cost
of, anything it wishes to buy or con
When the lock type . of canal was
adopted it was estimated that the lim
it of the cost of building the canal
isfoujd .be ; $190,000,000. Lieutenant
Goethals, chief engineer of . construc
tion, when he was before the senate
canal committee a year ago 'said , he
had come to look upon the canal as a
$300,000,000 project, x It, was asserted
yesterday by a prominent member of
the -canal committee that it has been
common talk among, those who have
visited the canal strip . recently that
$350,000,000 will scarcely ' cover ' the
amount of appropriations authorized
for the Panama route,- which are now
o nearly exhausted, to $500,000,000.
HAS ATTORNEY AT CHICAGO
Defendant Said to Have Repaid Plain
tiff What He Claims to" Have- Ex-""
pended for Transportation.
MAY SHAKE COAST
Conditions Said to be Right for More
Earthquakes in Pacific
EXPERTS MAKE PREDICTION
Washington Instruments Record Three
Distinct Serjes of Shocks Another
MORE LIKELY THIEF
THAN AN INSPECTOR
Man Representing Himself as Power
Company Employe Uses Scheme
to Examine Residences.
With these growing figures in mind, was done
Tacoma, Wash., Jan. 13. Dr. Willis
Eugene Everett, a scientific writer ot
this city, asserts that the entire .Pa
cific coast as far north as Alaska may
expect seismistic disturbances between
the full moon of January and the full
moon.of August. He says the unusual
ly cold weather in the northwest ia
due to the fact that the Japan current
has been thrown 1,500 miles out to sea
and that the cold weather will continue
until th,e current rights itself.
ThiVe More Iteeorded at Washington.
Washington, Jan. 13. Three earth
quakes have , been recorded by the
seismograph at tire coast and geodetic
survey magnetic observatory at Chel
tenham, Md., during the last 24 hours.
The first began on the evening of
Jan. 11 at 7:05:43, 75th meridian mean
time, and lasted until 7:12:40. The
maximum occurred at 7:06:10.
The second earthquake began at
5:22:30 on the morning of Jan. 12 and
ended at about 7:52.' The maximum
occurred at 7:31.
The recorded disturbances were
small and were no doubt caused, It
is stated, by. distant earthquakes, but
the record is npt sufficient to give an
estimate of the distance. ' f
Shock Stirs Italian Cities. .
: Rome, Jan. 13. Several earth shocks
were experienced . at Florence, Venice
and Milan this morning, causing con
siderable alarm. - The people rushed
from the bouses ia trepidation, but a3
there was no repetition of the quake
quiet was soon restored. No damage
Chicago, Jan. 13. Mrs. Jeanetto
Deere Chapman, aged sister of the
late Charles H. Deere of Moline, while
refusing to entef any appearance in
the $150,000 breach of promise suit
instituted against her by Dr.( Klrke
Stanley of New York, has taken legal
steps to contest his claim. The doctor
arrived in Chicago yesterday.
Attorney C. Le Roy Brown, who rep
resents Mrs. Chapman, said yesterday
that they learned over a year ago that
a suit was to be filed. -"I
saw the plaintiff's attorney in Feb
ruary, 19CS, and obtained from him a
statement of the nature of the claim,"
said Mr. Brown. "It is true the plain
tiff s attorney offered to submit to ar
bitration the legal question whether
or not a man could bring suit against
a woman for breach of promise of mar
riage. As I did not dispute the legal
right of a man to bring such an action
if he cared to do such an ignoble thing,
we. of course, declined to consider the
arbitration proposal. !
Doetor Was Recompensed.
"Long after the alleged promise of
marriage Stanley made a claim against
Mrs. Chapman on account of certain
alleged expenditures by him in procur
ing transportation for European travel
on behalf of Mrs. Chapman. Mrs.
Chapman denied that 6he owed Stan
ley anything, but in compromise of all
his claims she paid him a certain sum
of money, and Stanley signed a releasg
formally and absolutely releasing Mrs.
Chapman from any and all claims and
demands of any kind whatsoever and
in full settlement of any and all claims
which he had against Mrs. Chapman.'
"Many months ago we advised plain
tiff's attorneys that Mrs. Chapman
would not consider any disposition of
the case except a voluntary with
drawal and dismissal of it by the plain
tiff, and we expressly told him she
would not pay any sum of money what
ever In settlement." :
Bacon Resolution Asserts
Right to See All De
Coal and Iron Case Is
Washington, Jan. 13 Senator Bacon
today introduced in the senate a res
olution declaring "any and every pub
lic document, paper or record, or copy
thereof in the files of any department
of the government relating to any sub
ject whatever over which congress has
any grant or power, jurisdiction or
control, under the constitution, and
any information relative thereto within
the possession of officers of the de
partment, is subject to the call or In
spection of the senate for its use In
the exercise of its constitutional pow
ers and jurisdiction."
Han Been Defied.
Bacon says it Was of especial im
portance because of the recent mes
sage of the president in which he
stated he had directed ' the attorney
general not to give information as to
what he had done in bringing suit
against the United States Steel cor
poration for its absorption of the Ten
nessee Coal & Iin company. '
FUEL IS CUT OFF
Breaking of Gas Main Causes Suffer
ing in Several Oklahoma
SNOW CONTINUES GENERAL
Storm Cause of a Wreck on WabaSh
Road at Edwardsville, III., in
Which Many Are Hurt.
What appears to be a scheme to get
on to the lay of the land in a number
of the houses of the city for the pur
pose of burglary later on, is beinj;
worked by a man in this city, or at
least was being worked until suspicions
were aroused today and the matter
reported to the police. A man claiming
to represent the People's Power com
pany applied at a number of houses
on Twenty-third street between Fifth
and Sixth avenues and gained entrance I Kansas City, Mo., Jan. 13. Milder
under the pretext that he wished to I weather prevails in western Kansas,
inspect the ga3 burners and meters. ' Missouri and Oklahoma today with a
He then examined each gas fixture in continued fall of snow. More or less
all the rooms, and even went to the delay to railroad traffic is experienced,
cellar to see the meters. One of the On the ranges in Oklahoma a heavy
housekeepers thus visited became sus- loss of cattle by freezing is reported,
picious and telephoned to the com-j Thirty thousand people at Wag
pany's offices. She found that there oner, Muskogee and Inola, Okla., are
was no one authorized to do such work,
and notified the police.
Mohican Strikes Sailing Vessel in Dark
and is Unable to Find it
Delaware Breakwater, Del., Jan. 13.
The pilot boat Philadelphia reported
today the Clyde line steamer Mohican,
which passed out to sea last evening,
was in collision with a schooner off
Cape Henlopen.- The pilot boat as
sisted the Mohican In searching for
the schooner, but could find nothing
If it in the darkness. The Mohican
was not damaged. The fact that the
Mohican proceeded to Norfolk leads to
the belief the collision was only a
slight one and that the schooner was
Yesterday in, Congress
without fuel today, as a result of the
natural gas main. As the towns large
ly depend on gas for heating purposes,
there is consequently, much suffering.
Snow Cannes. Rail Collision.
Edwardsville, 111, Jan. 13. A blind
ing snow storm caused a collision be
tween Wabash passenger and freight
trains near here today. Engineer Ad
ams 'was severely injured and all the
passengers shaken or bruised.
C0RTELY0U WILL NOT DENY IT
May Head New York Gas Campany
After March 4.
Washington, Jan. 13. George B.
Cortelyou who will retire from the cab
inet March 4. refuses to either con
firm or deny the report he has been
invited to become president of the
Consolidated Gas company of New.
Frozen to Death at Baraboo.
Baraboo, Wis., Jan. 13. Frank Dib
ble, a cigar manufacturer, was found
frozen to death at the rear of his
.home here yesterday.
STATE ACCUSED FOR HAINS
Defense Declares Testimony Was Man
ufactured and Rehearsed.
Flushing, N. T., Jan. 13. Charges
that the testimony of members of the
Bayslde Yacht club was manufactured
and that witnesses were withdrawn be
cause their evidence was , not suffi
ciently rehearsed, were made by At
torney John T. Mclntyre yesterday in
summing up the defense of T, Jenkins
Hams. .Counsel spent over five hours
in reviewing the evidence in the case
and pointing our discrepancies which,
the lawyer asserted, showed that
much of the testimony - of the state
had been rehearsed in an instruction
school. , Mr. Mclntyre declared that
much of the testimony ot Mrs.. William
E. Annls, whose husband was, shot and
killed by Captain Peter C. Ha Ins, was
Washington, Jan. 13. Following is a
summary, compiled from the official
proceedings, of the work of both
bouses of congress yesterday:
SENATEA spirited speech by Sena
tor Foraker of Ohio on the use of pri
vate detectives In investigating- the
Brownsville affair was the feature of
interest in the senate. Mr. Foraker
laid aside his manuscript several times
during his address to inject remarks
that were pointedly aimed at the pres
ident. Mr. LiOdg-e replied to Mr. For
aker' remarks. Mr. Foraker endeav
ored to have a day fixed for -votinir on
his bill for the reenlistment of the dis
charged soldiers of 4he 25th regiment.
dui Air. warren, cnnirman or the com
mittee on military affairs, insisted UDon
postponing; sucn agreement until a fu
ture day. The senate at 3.40 o'clock ad
HOLSE Working with only a small
quota of members, the house of repre
nentatives devoted its entire time to
consideration of the District of Colum
bia appropriation bill. Mr. Mann of Il
linois furnished a little diversion by de
fending the bouse . rules, and this led
him into several sharp brushes with
Mr. Gardner of Massachusetts, . one of
the -so-called Insurgents.- The district
bill was still under discussion when the
house at 5 p. m. adjourned .
TO PRES. ELIOT
Boston, Jan. 13. The corporation ot '
Harvard college today . sent to the
overseers of the college the name of
Abbott Lawrence Lowell, professor pt
science and government. , as - their
choice as president of the college to
succeed Charles W. Eliot. Before the
election is complete the overseers
must ratify the nomination.' The final
vote cannot be taken until seven days
have elapsed after the name is offi
cially presented, which will bring ac
tion one week from today.' It is be
lieved the overseers will ratify the se
lection. .' '