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FIFTY-EIGHTH YE All. NO 8lr
THE ARGUS. THURSDAY. JANUARY 21. 1909.
PRICE .TWO CENTS.
NUMBER OF HOLOCAUST
VICTIMS 62; MAY BE 100
CANDIDATES FOR SENATOR
HOLD TO THEIR FOLLOWING
JAPAN I don't mind the lid; it's my feelings.
Still Impossible to Secure
Accurate List of Dead
in Lake Fire.
SEARCHING FOR BODIES
Manner in Which Flames Orig
inated Also a Matter of
Doubt Coroner Busy
Chicago, Jan. 21. President D. An
drea of the Sewer and Tunnel Miner's
association expressed the fear today
the list may reach a hundred. "I am
told," he Mid, "there were about 175
men working at the crib when the firs
started. If this proves true the num
ber of dead may easily reach 100.
Many of the men missing are undoub
tedly at the bottom of the lake and
their bodies will probably never be re
covered. Our organization will make
Searching for Oeadi
Chicago. Jan. 21. Efforts wore re
uumed at daybreak today to ascertain
whether or not any of the workmen
were still living in (he shaft bneath
the crib in Lake Michigan, where 60
or more men lost their lives yesterday
Tugs continue the search among the
ice flex's for the bodies of any who
may have drowned.
Ulllr Hope of Identifying.
Coroner Hoffman early began the
work of securing a jury to visit, th
scene of the holocaust. He expressed
nut little hope or identifying the re
mains enclosed in the 47 sacks resting
in Murphy's morgue. Each sack con
taiued an unrecognizable body or por
tion thereof, as in many cases only
the limbless torso of some human be
ing was in evidence.
Not Able to ;ivc List.
tre'-W-Ttoeh6on of- the ctwwitnic
tiori company which built the crib, to
day informed the coroner it would be
impossible for several days to give a
complete list of the dead. Many work
men had the choice of living at the
crib or going to their homes over
night, and until it was learned how
many had availed themselves of the!
latter privilege no complete list of
those remaining at the crib could be
Ieatl May Ilench 2.
Coroner Hoffman expressed the be
structure proper, but at the same time
being part of the general " structure
built on foundations resting on the
bottom of the lake at this point
In some manner the deadly explo
sives were put into action. The noise
f the explosion simply aroused the at-
tent ion of the workmen according to
the survivors, and It was not until the
heat of the flames and Stirling smoke
penetrated the so-called "living room,"
of the crib and the tunnel beneath the
waters of the lake that the full import
of the disaster dawned upon the little
colony of workmen cut off almost com
pletely from human succor.
One of the workmen made his way
through the smoke to the enclosure in
which telephone communication had
been established with the shore sta
tion, and gave the alarm.
Through the fog an occasional burst
of flame and an unmistakable odor of
smoke made it known to the watchers
on the shore that a tragedy was proba
bly being enacted a mile and a half
out in the lake. The tug T. T. Mur
ford had forced its prow earlier in the
morning to an anchorage within short
distance of the imperiled crib, and its
crew set to work to rescue the men on
the crib. After several hours work
;9 workmen were rescued, and when
the fire tug Conway and its crew had
succeeded in quenching the flames 53
bodies had been carried ashore and
placed in the morgue in South Chicago
lAt of Minting.
The trunks of the victims in the ma
jority of instances are unrecognizable
and the contracting firm gave nut the
following list of missing: Barney
O'Conner, fireman; H. D. McDonald,
time keeper; J. Thorpe, P. Lynch, C.
Meyer, E. Jennings, Peter Blake, Wil
liam Kelley, J. P. Fister, J. Kelley, Ed
ward McGee, Charles Kraper,' J. G.
Aldenis, T. Connolly, J. Lucas, J. Con
vel, M. Cassidy, V. Yandrolus, A. Kil
coyne, T. Mitchell, O. Kelley, J. Thom
as, F. Thomas, Edward Skinner, T.
Hanson, C. Patterson, J. Miller, W.
Reynolds, J. Faddy, J. Barnote, T.
Stanks, J. Mulholan. C. Soe. T. Gavel,
F. Miller. J. Driscoll, J. Fultz. M. Sho
dick, T. Brennan, J.Anderson, M. Mick
son, -T. Tameunis.
On Flouting Ice.
- Many ' nrvivor3'' krpt" th inst'l
afloat by clinging to floating ice after
tliey had jumped from the burning
crib. It is known that at lest three
a profit to the violator of Its provis
"Such laws should be mandatory,
leaving no discretion with the court
but to obey Its mandates, and the pen
alty should be for a first conviction a
suspension of the license for 30 days,
and for a second conviction a cancella
tion of the license lor all time to come.
Such cancellation to operate as a bar
to the holder of the license ever en
gaging iu the retail liquor traffic in the
state where such cancellation oc
curred. Should Limit Number.
"The value of the license can be en
hanced by limiting the number of sa
loons. Too many saloons encourage
(Continued on -Page Four. -
Illinois Legislature Ad
journs After 12th Fu
Lombard College Professor Cuts an
Artery After Taking Poison
Hopkins Prevents a Break
Though His Chances Grow
PROMINENT IN THE CITY
Had Retired From Active Educational
Work on Account of III Health
and Conducted Dairy.
THE JAPANESE ARE VERY MUCH IRRITATED OVER THE ANTI-JAPANESE LAWS PROPOSED BY
CALIFORNIA. NEWS ITEM.
Springfield, 111., Jan. 21. Prior to
the joint session of the legislature to
day many conferences were held by
leaders of the different camps with
their supporters. The Hopkins forces
declared their confidence In the. ulti
mate election of the present senator.
The anti-Hopkins men were just as
confident he would not be the final
choice of the general assembly.
Claim Three More Men.
It was asserted the agreement sign
ed by someof the Hopkins men last
night affirming their support of Hop
kins was circulated among legislators
who had not signed at the caucus. It
was rumored three senators had added
CAUSES A BREACH BETWEEN SENATE
AND THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
Refusal of Attorney General Bonaparte to Appear to Explain
Proceedings Against Iron Combine Not Madc
Public by Upper House.
Washington, Jan. 21
eral Bonaparte's letter
LAW IS AT FAULT
Statutes to Regulate Liquor Traffic
Encourage Own Violations,
to the senate
aUfHBitfee on judiciary declining to
appear today to explain the merger f
the Tennessee Coal & Iron company
and the United States Steel cornora-
were drowned, but the majority were
hauled from the water and taken
aboard the tug Morford.
The majority of the bodies taken
from the ruins of the crib were found
near the mouth of the tunnel, the
terror stricken men evidently rush
ing to this spot as the last hope as
the flames creDt toward them.
lief the list of dead ' might possibly According to Captain Garland of the
reach 2. Inquiries have been re- United States life saving station, who
eelved for 19 men whose names were assisted in the work or rescue, many
not on the campany's pay roll, but who forties cannot be identified, so badly
were said by relatives to have been! are they charred and burned.
working at the crib by the day. Of!
..au suufeu,. , U UiO.m,-. ,,ori waa no(. n)ad bJ. . ,h
Members of the committee said the
attorney general could give it out if he
pleased, but they would not give him
authority to do so. The impression
prevails the correspondence has made
breach between the committee and
the department of justice.
No Auto for President.
Washington, Jan. 21. The urgent de
ficiency appropriation bill was reported
the "0 injured all but five are on the
road to recovery, but 15 remaining in
1)5 Were Km ployed There.
It is known 05 workmen were em
ployed in Ihe crib and connecting the
tunnel at the time of the fire, but the
work of the destroying element was
begun so unexpectedly and reaped its
harvest of dead and injured with such
swiftness that the contracting firm of
George W. Jackson and rescuers have
been unable to arrive at anything like
n accurate list of those who perish
ed and of the others who escaped the
flames or the Icy waters of the lake.
Owing to the difficulty of small
steam craft, to reach the crib during
Not a remnant of clothing was
found on the mutilated trunks of the
workmen who had perished in the
OUT OF STATE
TO BE WITNESS
Hastings. Mich., Jan. 21 Sixteen
citizens of Hastings, including the cir
cult judge and prosecuting attorney.
the winter the majority of the work-.have been summoned by subpoena to
men employed on the work and par-'Oklahoma to give testimony in regard
ticularly those without families slept
in temporary structures, and it was
just, as these had been awakened for
the day's routine that the explosion
nnd nnhsnmiont fire caused JV. nanrie-
moniuni which resulted, in he loss ,jn
at least 53 lives. V - : .
Frohahly In Dowdee House.
As nearly as the investigators have
been able to ascertain the explosion
had its origin in a powder house sit
uated about 10( yards from the crib
to land deals in which Walter R. Ea-
ton, secretary to Governor Haskell, is
alleged to be concerned.
USE RAW WATER;
ARE MADE ILL
Pittsburg, Jan. 21. According to an.
official estimate made today by a
chemist representing the : state and
local health authorities there are 2,000
persons ill in Bellevue, a suburb of the
city as a result of drinking raw river
water furnished by the water company
last Friday, Saturday - and Sunday.
Fears are expressed the present ill
ness may develop into an epidemic of
typhoid. - ' " ' ; "" '
ERBOEADS THE WISCONSIN
Electron 'Fellows "Transferror Line to
v-. -tha 5eo Railroad interests. v
NewV Yorlr.inan; 2t.-Newman ;Erb
was fodaylected'ftreldeHt and chair
man of "the board of directors' of the
Wisconsin; Centf at ; railway-at ft: meet
ing or directors tield .were-, following
yesterday's transfer of .the Toad's con
trol to Interests said to? he affiliated
with the "Soo" railroad;
to the senate today. It carries $1.-
151.602, an increase of $25,000 over the
amount as passed -Jjy. the house. The
committee struck out' the "house pro
vision for the appropriation of $12,000
for the purchase of automobiles for
the use of the president.
InrreanrM Judges Salary.
W ashington, Jan. 21. The senate to
day voted to increase from $7,000 to
$10,000 a year the salaries of the 29
circuit, judges of the country.
Colorado Millionaire Dead.
Colorado Springs, Colo., Jan. 21.
Charles L.. Tutt, a millionaire minin.
man of this city, is dead of heart dis
ease, at New York city, according to
a private message received today.
VON MEYER FAVORS
. POSTAL SAVINGS
Postmaster General Delivers Address
Before the National Board of
Washington, Jan. 21. Declaring hi
favor of postal savings banks. Post
master General George Von Meyer,
delivered an interesting address today
to the national board of trade now in
session here. At a banquet held last
night by the board Vice President
Fairbanks and Speaker Cannon dis
cussed the tariff question, both advo
cating a careful and united revision of
WAS WORSE THAN REPORTED
Earthquake at Smyrna Said to Have
Wrecked Hundred of Houses.
Constantinople, Jan. 21. An ofhci il
dispatcu reports more than 600 houses
were destroyed . by the earthquake yes
terday at Phocaea near Smyrna. The
shocks continue. The people are eeelt
ing. refuge in the mountains. t
Galesburg, III., Jan. 21. Professor
jonn. w. uruDD, tor years proiessor oi their names to tiie agreement before
mathematics in Lombard college, died the joint session was called at noon
SPEAKS TO MODEL LEAGUE
Asserts That Alliance of 'Politician and
-Saloon. Keeier Mus'B
WHO STIRRED UP
Washington, Jan. 21. The services
of Brown and Baldwin, the private de
tectives Avho were paid $15,000 for
their work In following np members
of the discharged battalion of the 25th
infantry, have been dispensed with.
The war department has not abandon
ed its efforts to secure evidence as to
the identity of the men who did the
shooting, but has practically, decided
the private detectives have ' accom
plished all that can be expected of
them. v ,
Louisville. Ky., Jan. 21. At the sec
ond annual convention of the National
lodel License league,' which opened
today for a three days' session. Cap
tain D. M. Smith, general counsel of
the organization, delivered an address
in which he said:
"Admitting that under existing laws
abuses are all too frequent in the re
tail liquor traffic, we are forced to the
belief that such laws are inadequate
in some vital particular.
"Does the liquor dealer who violates
the law do so from natural depravity.
yesterday afternoon as the
poison and loss of blood. Investiga
tion is said to have disclosed that yes
terday morning he took a dose of
strychnine and cut his wrists, severing
an artery. He returned to his resi
dence and his wife summoned help.
Four doctors worked for several hours,
but in vain.
C'ondueted a Dairy.
Of late Professor Grubb had retain
ed, on account of poor health, only a
nominal connection with the - college.
He carried on an extensive dairy. ;
His wife- had just: returned from the
funeral of a sisterin Kansgsrv
Professor -Urubfr-wasat- one. trme.a
member of the Galesburg city council.
He was a prominent member of the
Universalist church, and his suicide is
a shock to the community.
FIRE IN INFIRMARY
Number Reported Injured In
house Blaze at Canfield.
- -. ' Ohio. 1
Youngstown, Ohio, Jan. ' 21. Fire
broke- out in the men's department of
the "Mahoning County infirmary, loca-
or because of conditions ihaf tomnt ted at Canfield, 10 miles from here,
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Names Insurance Superintendent.
Albany, Jan. 21. Governor Hughes
today sent to the senate the, nomina
tion of Frederick A. Wallis of New
York to be superintendent of insur
ance. Wallis has been identified with
the insurance business 11 years.' , .
MAN BARELY ALIVE IS FOUND
Doctors Astonished at Remarkable Cass
in Messina Quake Rumis.-- '-
Rome, Jan. 21. In the course of the
removal of the dead from Messina
Tuesday the soldiers discovered a sur
vivor whose faint breathing was the
only sign of life he displayed. He was
taken to a hospital, where the doctors
said such a case of complete exhaus
tion resistance was unparalled. Earth
shocks continue in Messina. Some of
them are slight but the others stronger
in character, are usually accompanied
by an nndergrpund roaring - which
causes considerable alarm.' Fires have
appeared In the debris In. different
quarters. . '. ..
X-RAY LIGHT ON WRIST NEW MEANS
OF LEARNING AGE BOSTON TRIUMPH
Chicago, Jan. 21. Your age, madam?
You prefer not to tell? , Well,! just
place your Wrist in. this light for a
moment. Ah, 32! Thank you. '
)' Rather a shabby trick, isn't it? Well,
be prepared for it. Dr. Thomas Mor
gan Rotch of Harvard, university has
discovered an absolute method of de
termining age by using Roentgen, rays
on the bones of the human wrist, and
legislation is to be demanded in- every
state providing for its use wher.such
statistics are needed to obtain '.com
pliance with the law. ' - ,..
For the present, however, this, un
pleasant inquisitiveness will not' be
applied to persons who are sensitive
about Jheir, -years. It is the national
child labor committee that is urging
tne innovation, ana ur. itotcn s ex
planation of his method Is to 'be made
to that' body tomorrow afternoon at
its annual conterence at tne Auditor
ium hotel. --
"We find that-the great difficulty In
enforcing the child labor laws 'Is de
ception by children and their, parents
in regard tp age," said Miss Josephine
J. Eschenbrenner, membership secre
tary of the committee. Miss Eschen
brenuer is an energetic young woman
who arrived In Chicago In the morning
to act as a. sort of advance agent for
the conference. - . " V
: "Dr, Rotch Is coming from Boston
to tell as of the method." she continued,
"and agitation: is to be begun at once
to make it the legal means of deter
mining the. children's ages." '. ' " v.,.
him beyond his strength?
Vice Blunt Be Rewarded:
'"Virtue has its own reward but
ice must De rewarded under pres
ent conditions violations of the law
often afford a temporary profit: the
politician promises immunity and the
saloon keeper yields to the temptation.
"Take away the profit from law-
breaking, withdraw the prospect of im
munity, and the saloon keeper becomes
obedient to the law or is eliminated
from the business. ' ' ; ' " . '
Where there, is no Incentive to vio
late laws no such violation occurs; so
well established is ' this 'principle that
if airline is committed.wlthont possi
ble incentive , the courts, assume that
such. lack of ; motive is strong proof
that-the perpetrator is Insane.'
" in nearly an orour states the laws
attempting to regulate the retail traf
fic ins liquors do not take into consid
eration the .weakness of human nature
that makes the't evasion of law tempt
ing, wnen suctv evasion oners even a
temporary: profit.- The -laws are so
framed as- tr permit of too much dis
cretion oa. the part of officers of the
law, '-Including; the trial judges. The
politician, taklpg-advantage of the sit
uation,-in 'return for political support,
offersv- immunity from the penalties
prescribed. - . -
i vLam Encourage Violations.
With laws upon the statute books
encouraging the violation of Its own
provisions and practically -offering a
reward to the violator, so drawn' as to
permit political Influence to nullify its
most: stringent -provisions, Is it any
wonder that some Baloon keepers yield
to . temptation' and . thereby discredit
those saloon keepers and they are in
a majority who conduct their' busi
ness in strict accordance with the laws
pertaining to -the'llquor traffic?
"The' laws regulating the retail traf
fic in liquor should be so framed that
the violation of it would make certain
the penalties, and ', those penalties
should be sufficiently severe that good
business ,. principles would . dictate
obedience to the law rather than offer
this afternoon. " Half a dozen male In
mates are reported Injured. " There are
250 Inmates In. all. . . - ' :
HONOR LATE RABBI WISE
Union of American Hebrews Dedicate
Window' and Hear Secretary Straus.
" Philadelphia, Pa., Jan. 21. Members
of the Union of American Hebrew Con
gregations united today in the dedica
tion of . a memorial window to Rabbi
Isaac M. . Wise at Temple Keneseth
Israel.' Oscar S. Straus, secretary of
commerce and labor, made the prin
cipal address at the exercises and d-j-clared
Wise's influence upon American
judaism had been greater than that of
any, other one man.
Yesterday in .Congress
Washington, Jan. 21. Following is a
summary, compiled from the official
proceedings, of the work of both
houses of congress yesterday:
SESATBThe Brownsville affair wag
again before the senate. Senator Fra
iler of Tennetesee Fpeaklng in opposi
tion to the passage of the measure for
the reenlistment of the discharged sol
diers of the 25th regiment. He insist
ed that the guilt of pome men of tne
regiment had been established beyond
any doubt, although the individuals
who had committed the crime had not
been determined. Mr. Foraker an
nounced that he would move next Man
dav to take up his bill to reinstate the
soldiers unless an agreement on a, time
to vote for the measure is made . soon
er. The legislative, executive and Ju
dlt'lal appropriation bill was under con
sideration also.. Adjourned at'. 4:40
t. m. ...
- HOUB Atter adopting- wunoui op
position a resolution by which 'Gover
nor freorge F. Lilley of -Connecticut
ceases to he a member of congress, the
house of representatives proceeded with
the naval appropriation MIL There were
few amendments offered to the meas
ure .the items under consideration be
ing those of maintenance and improve
tnenta to navy yards, stations and oth
er public works of the navy. Repre
sentative Fobs of Illinois, chairman- of
the naval affairs committee, had charge
of the . bill on-the floor, and Represen
tatlves Tawney of 'Minnesota. FitZKer
aid of New York. Gaines of .Tennessee.
Macon of Arkansas, and others- spoke.
Representative- Mann of Illinois .-occu
pied tne cnai
of the bill,
Shurtleff, 13. .
. Foss, 15.
.; Xowden, 1.
:-"s JSlhth- Ballot. ,
Hopkins, 87. -
Stringer, 76. -Shurtleff,
Lowden, 1. '
- Changes Slight.
On the ninth ballot Stringer receiv
ed 76. The others were unchanged.
The only change on the 10th bollot
was Stringer received 59 and Lee
O'Neil Browne 14.
In the 11th ballot one vote was cast
for V. J. Calhoun and one for Samuel
. Foss, 15. "
Lowden, 1. -Browne,
Foss, 16. ' - .
Stringer, 56. " '
Shurtleff, 14. I
McKinley, 1. '
F. J. Quinn, 1.
At the conclusion of the 12th ballot
the joint session adjourned until next
Hopklna Calls Roundan.
Senator Hopkins had a -roundup of
his followers at the St. Nicholas hotel
last night, which lasted until ... 10:33
o'clock. A resolution was adopted, it .
was learned by a bare majority of
those present to stand by Senator Hop
kins nnti those signing the pledge last
night were released, not by the sena-
1 Continued on Pace Eig-nC)
FLOODS AGA!tl- -
Stockton, CaL,V Jan.'. zi.At. Angele; . I
camp , last, nlghtva f toqdbarst; washed V"-..
out nine' hquses filled, one CBlnaman
and' left rjart of the towrr. under Water. V ;;
At rarmington :-.me fwawt .is, mzs&r
ihatf before; tfi.t tc- of o yr:5
ago vjTho water " f 0 k-aert -vwX1; W
r auring- tne eonsiaeraiioa I vuaiw; J: wjum. ', -r. ., .
, -which probably wtu bavel Haln? ntpf an' Inrh ta' I Mir.' ? - .
i of the house -unfit Friday. I . r '
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