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FIFTY-IGIITII YEAIt. NO. 90.
THE ARGUS, MONDAY. FEBRUARY 1, 1909.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
PANAMA OFFICIALS SURE
TAFTVJAS NOT 1HTI0NEI
BRITISH STEAMER CLAN
RANALD AND CREW GONE
Sign Statement That He
Did Not Figure in
. Canal Deal.
STIRRED BY.V RAINEY
Prcsideirt-electt a4 Party De
cide Gatun'Dam is All
ehises specifically provide . a rate of
not more than 3. The rate of fare was
Increased because of the inability of
the company to pay running expense3
and liquidate the accumulated debts
under a 3 cent fare.
HELD AS TRAITOR
M. P. Lopukine, Former Director of
Police at St. Petersburg, is
HAD GIVEN INFORMATION
Evidence indicates That He Was Con
nected With Numerous Plots In
,c.Vi solving Murder.
St.-1f PetersU,rg, Feb. 1. M. Lopu-kine-.ormer
director of the police in
the department of the ministry of the
interior, has been arrested on a charge
of high treason. He yesterday was
rushed to a military prison, where he
will be kept until the time set for hU
The technical charge against the
former police official is that he was a
member of the Russian socialist revo
lutionary party and that he has been
and that durine the meetins neither ! aidinS that party, both during his oc
Prpsi.w nimlilla nor anv one else cupancy of office and after he was re-
cnul r tninl'ofl Hint Charles P. Taft. I ,ire(l-
William Nelson Cromwell or Roger iJ furnished
Fa in ha in had any direct or indirect
participation in the business. Among
those signing the statement are prom-
' " Panama, Feb. 1. Charges made
the American congress recently
Representative Rainey of Illinois
against Domingo de Obaldia, president
of Panama, and others, have brought
out-dienials by the president and 10
dr"Urnb5rs . of the national assembly.
Ttia' assemblymen have signed a state
ment asserting they were present at
the hieeting in the president's office
where" the contract for the exploitation
of the timber industry along the At
lantic coast of Panama was discussed.
The actual charge is that .he
the Curtseff, the leading
! Russian revolutionist leader in Paris
information concerning the movements
of the Russian police,
incut Opposition leaders of the assem
Firea a Critic.
President Obaldia has discharged a
Leader Hired A Rent.
One of these bits of information was
that Azef, a leader in the revolutionary
movement, also was a hired agent of
local government employe who pub-' lhe se,'ret I,olice- It was this inform
lished a pamphlet criticising Cromwell
and President Roosevelt.
Tit ft at t'ulebra.
Cullbra, Panama, Feb. 1. William
H. Taft and engineers reached here
from Panama today and made a detail
ed examination of 14 miles of the Cule-1
bra cut. The fact that existing plans
for a lock arid dam at Gatun are satis-1
factory to the visiting engineers has'
created a local feeling of optimism and
fear of delay in the completion of the
work has been relieved. I
(intuu Ham Im O. K. I
Panama, Feb. 1. The construction
of the Gatun dam is as good as it could
be and the censure of it will be de
clared unfounded by the official inves
The engineers . who accompanied
President-elect Taft to the isthmus and
who have been examining the canal
construction, spent yesterday at Gatun
with the chief engineer of the canal,
Lieutenant Colonel Goethals.
I'lanH for Safeguarding- Complete.
After close investigation they had no
fault to find with the natural founda-
TM22ARDLMD A r$ ir
Stray Bullet From Revolver of Brother
of Mayor Busse of Chicago
tion which led to the trial of Azef by
the leaders of the revolutionists and
led to his conviction and sentence to
death by the party's executioners.
It also is charged that Lopukine fur
nished two other documents to the
revolutionists which betrayed the or
ganization of the political police, in
cluding the names of its spies among the
revolutionists; it&..,plaiis - for ' future
campaign against the enemies of the
czar, and the names of the men sus
tected of being involved in the plots
against the Russian government.
UtneiimiirrH Lend to Arrext.
It was' the disclosure made at the
trial of Azef by the revolutionary lead
ers and reported to the secret police
by their agents within that party
which resulted in the charges against
Lopukine. The latter had caused the
trial of Azef by getting persons with
in the ranks of the revolutionists to
accuse their leader, thereby risking
their own lives because of the popular
ity of Azef and the belief in him, and
the last result was the downfall t)f the
Azef, who unquestionably was a po-
GOES THROUGH TWO WINDOWS
Mrs. Lucius C. Tuckerman, Daughter
of Brigadier General A. C. Girard,
Is the Victim.
tions for the dam and they regarded ; lice spy.
tho tiinna for unfeeiiardinc it as beinjr arranged
complete in every respect.
They will make a report to President
Roosevelt and, it is understood, will
refute the criticisms that have been
Will Approve Preaeat Seheme.
It is understood that the present
canal plans will be approved through
out by'the engineers in their report.
Mr. and Mrs. Taft attended the Epis
was represented as having
most of the outrages and
assassinations which have been at
tempted or carried out in Russia dur
ing recent years, and indeed at the
moment when his real character was
exposed he is understood to have been
engaged in a plot against the life of
the czar. The theory is that he had in
structions to let these terrorist mach
inations succeed or fail as suited the
purpose of his immediate employers in
Chicago, Feb. I.: George Dusse,
brother of Mayor Busse, 'who last night !
accidentally shot and killed Mrs. Luc- J
ins Tuckerman in an apartment build
ing, was exonerated from all blame by
the coroner's jury today.
Poughkeepsie, N. Y., Feb. 1. Heart
broken over the tragic death of his
I wife, who was shot by George Busse,
brother of Mayor Busse of Chicago Tn
that city last night, Lucius C. Tucker
men of New York and Milton-on-the-Hudson,
came to this city today and,
after" taking his 10-year old daughter,
Marion, from the school she has been
attending here, started with her for
Chicago. The Tuckerman family is
well known here. Tuckerman pur
chased a 300-acre fruit farm at Milton
three years ago and has lived thero
the greater part of the ime since.
Shot Through Window.
Chicago, Feb. 1. George Busse,
brother of Mayor Fred A. Busse, acci
dentally shot and killed Mrs. Luciu3
copal" church yesterday and later the'their campaign against the revolution
RAISED TO 5 CENTS
Receiver for Car Lines Acts on Orders
of Court Cannot Run on
Cleveland," Feb. i. In accordance
with instructions recently issued by
Federal Judge Taylor to the receivers ' red out was the assassination or uen
Aaef Canned Gapon'a Death.
He likewise was engaged in the organ
ization of those demonstrations of the
masses and of those insurrections, the
failure of which were fatal to the revo
lutionary movement in Russia.
It is said Azef was jealous and
afraid of Father - Gapon and that it
was by his orders and on his informa
tion that Gapon was executed by th3
revolutionists as a spy.
One of the crimes which Azef ar
ranged with a view to arresting the
conspirators before the plot was car-
of the entire street rairway system of
this city the rate of fare was today
Increased from 3 to 5 cents on all lines
except upon those where the fran-
NO CHANGES ON
eral von der Launltz. prefect of St.
Petersburg, who was shot. The deed
was accomplished before the date at
which Azef had arranged for the ar
rest of the conspirators.
C. Tuckerman of Milton, N. Y., in the
apartments of her father, Brigadier
General A. C. Girard, retired, 305 North
Clark street, at 5:30 o'clock last night.
Mrs. Tuckerman was dressing in the
Girard flat when a revolver which
Busse was showing to Bertha Lembke.
a maid in his mother's apartments,
across the hall frpm Mrs. Tuckerman.
exploded. The bullet passed across
an areaway between the two apart
ments, crashed through a pair of shut
ters and struck Mrs. Tuckerman in
Kail la Father" Arum.
Realizing that she was shot, the wo
man staggered into the hall a,nd
aprAnmml ftho foil rlonri In tho nrmu
of her father a mtnuleTater. Her sou
Alfred, 7 years old, stood near his
mother and saw the accident without
realizing what had occurred. He is
still in ignorance of her death.
Mayor Busse, who was in his moth'
ers Hat, heard the shot and the wo
man's screams. He ran across the
hall, and, learning that hia brother had
killed Mrs. Tuckerman, at once called
a policeman from the Chicago avenue
station to take his brother into cus
Mrs. Tuckerman's father reused to
ask for the arrest of Busse. He said
he realized the accident was unavoid
Slayer la Overcome.
George Busse was overcome when he
learned of the woman's death. He
staggered across the hall a few mo
ments after she was shot, and saw she
was dead. He fell, in a weakened con
dition. in the arms of his brother. He
was later placed in a physician's care,
witn instructions that he should see
no one throughout the night. An in
quest was held at the Chicago avenue
police station this morning. George
Busse was present.
MINE CONVENTION TUMULTUOUS BUT
ATTEMPTSTO GET DOWN TO BUSINESS
Indianapolis, Feb. 1. The fortunes
of war were with the administration
party when the third week of the con
vention of the United Mine Workers
of America opened this morning." The
assembly was more turbulent than
ever, but there was manifested among
the delegates- a determination to pro
ceed to business without further per
Walker la Sat Upon.
John Walker of Illinois attempted to
continue his denunciation of the action
of President Lewis and the interna-
FREAKS RULED OUT
Peg Tops, Shoulder Pads, Flip Flaps,
Big Buttons, Etc., Must
frock coat with a dip front. The new
"American walking suit" is designed
to help the dress wardrobe and may
be worn almost any time and any
where except at night.
With the extinction, of the peg top
trousers there will be left a slight re
minder in the cut of the hips, which
will be fuller than in recent years.
Trouser cuffs, except for young college
students, will be decently amputated
All the last month the tailors have
been cutting, ripping and sewing to
prepare these model garments which
will be exhibited during the conven
tion this week.
Washington, Feb. 1. The supreme
court of the United States today denied
the application of the Consolidated Gas
company of New York for a rehearing.
The case involved the validity of the
80-cent gas law and was recently de
cided against the company and in fa
vor of the law. " !
FOR OIL PEOPLE
SO MEN S TAILORS DECREE
Walking Suits, Diamond Waistcoats,
and Gay Ties and Shoes Will
Supreme Court Upholds Damages
Case Where Gasoline Was Left
Known That 46 Have
Been Drowned in Aus
SERIES OF ACCIDENTS
Identity of Ship Lost Off Caro
lina Coast Not Revealed.
Melbourne, Feb. 1. The British
steamer Clan Ranald is a total wreck
near Edithburg. The captain and 40
of the crew, most of whom were Asiat
ics, are drowned. Eighteen members
of the crew were picked up.
Fire la Boat at Canton.
Canton, China, Feb. L At least 200
lives were lost in a fire which occur
red today in a fleet of flower boats.
Crippled Liner Arrive.
New York, Feb. 1. The American
liner St. Louis, which was due at New
York Saturday, but was delayed by a
broken rudder, arrived at Ambrose
channel lightship early today and was
met by tugs.
Steamer I Overdue.
Philadelphia, Feb. 1. There is con
siderable anxiety over the safety of
the German steamship, Maria Rick
mers, now 10 days overdue. The ship
under the command of Captain Rupp
carried a crew of 32 men when 2it
Washington, Feb. 1. The supreme lcrt urenock, bcotland. Jan. 2.
court today held the Waters-Pierce Oil Veei still unknown,
company of Missouri responsible for Norfolk. Va Feb. 1.-Hidden be
damages for the death of the wife and nefh tlle turbulent waves that roll
two children of Albert B. Deselms ot'J ove Dianid shoals, " miles
.on cape Matteras, tne secret or the
of the mysterious steamer
Ormlandn- Ohio. thus affirming the de-!
oiefrtn tf Ihu annromo innrt nf that lntity
state which affirmed an award of $14,-lwbih t down theee early Saturday
500 damages by the trial court. Mrs. I Probably with all hands on board re-
Deselms and children were burned to
death in 1902 in STire whichconsum
ed the Deselms house and which, it
was claimed, originated in kindling a
fire by the use of what was supposed
to be pure, coal oil supplied by the
Pierce company, but ft is now contend
ed there was such a large percentage
of gasoline as
to render it unusually
HONOR DEAD MEMBER
Holds Special Session to Hear Eulogies
orv Life of Former Maine
Chicago, Feb.' 1. Peg tops, coat
cuffs, trouser cuffs, box collars, shoul
der pads, big buttons, flipflaps, slant
ing pockets, annex shirts and all other
freak features of men's apparel have
been placed under the ban of the dis
pleasure of the Merchant Tailors' Na
tional Protective association, and a
mnsnlrnrv has been fnrmnlatpd tn nut
them out of vogue at the sixth annual CONGRESS MEETS TO
convention, 10 De neia ten. 2 ana a at
Notwithstanding the general taboo
to be issued against freaklshness, sar
torial 1909 will feature several innova
tions. There will be introduced to the
gentlemen's wardrobe an absolutely
new creation, to be christened the
"American walking suit." It will cor
respond somewhat to the "English
walking suit," except that it will be of
short waist and long skirt, whereas the
English costume has 'a long waist and
Diamond Vet Popular.
Then the strictly up-to-date person I ant.
must wear a diamond waistcoat. The
diamond waistcoat is to be worn on
Wednesday if the complete waistcoat
wardrobe is to be worn. Fashion de- WELCOMES HELP OF JEROME
crees mat every day the well dressed
man must put on a different waist-1 District
. The diamond waistcoat has the flaps
The daylight of another day gave no
evidence, furnished no clew to corrob
orate the testimony of " those few
aboard the Diamond shoals lightship,
who witnessed, helpless to aid, this
latest tragedy of the well named
"graveyard of the Atlantic."
WAR GOD'S HAND
IN THE BALKANS
St. Petersburg, Feb. 1. The Turko-
Bulgarian deadlock over the amount of
Washington, Feb. 1. The house of
representatives convened in special;
session yesterday for the purpose of
henrinc pnlnipn nn tho lifo fhnrnntpri
and public service of the l'ate Repre-' money to be Paid Turkey by Bulgaria
sentative Llewellyn Powers of Maine, because of the Bulgarian declaration,
who died July 28 last. The speakers of independence is practically broken
paid high tribute to the accomplish- anj the war ciouds in southeastern
ments of Mr. Powers as a public serv-', i ,
acceptance of a plan proposed by Rus-
Representative Allen of Maine
I was appointed speaker pro tem for the
sia which reconciles in a novel man
ner the Turkish claim of $24,000,000
and the Bulgarian offer of $16,400,000.
tional executive board In susDendin
officers of district No. 11 1n Indiana
for having disobeyed their mandate. A
motion to extend the time of debate in
favor of Walker was lost, amid cheers
and he had to take his seat.
Demand a Roll Call.
On the question of accepting the re
port of the committee approving the
action of the president and Interna
tional board in suspending the Indiana
officers, it was obvious the ayes had it,
but the anti-Lewis faction demanded a
roll call, which proceeded amid much
SEES LION DEVOUR CHILD
Returning from Walk In California
Mother Finds Animal Eating Body.
Balboa, Cal., Feb. 1. Her 2-year-old
boy killed and his body terribly mutil
ated by a monster mountain lion, and
(the beast devouring one of the legs
( which it had torn from the socket, was
the sight that Mrs. Chris Brown be
held when she entered the family tent
New York, Feb. 1. William C. , four miles from the Hotel Delmar, af-
Brown, who began his railroad career ter a .short walk Saturday evening.
40 years ago as a section hand on the, When the mother realized what had
St. Paul railroad at $1 a day, today be- taken place, she screamed and threw
came president of the great system of herself on the Hon which growled sav
railroads of which the New York Cen- agely and backed slowly out of the
tral is the chief line. He stepped into rear of the tent, carrying a mouthful
office today without the inaugurating of human flesh in its teeth, and disap
of any changes affecting the personnel peared. The Browns arrived from Del-
of the road. . ' aware two weeks "ago. . '
WILL BEBOTH WET AND DRY TERRITORY
AT LINCOLN FEAST AT SPRINGFIELD
Springfield ,111., Feb. i: Those who
attend the Lincoln centennial banquet
here Feb. 12 will be allowed choice of
sitting in "wet" or "dry" territory. In
duced by the protests of temperance
advocates, the committee in charge of
the banquet has consented to furnish
tables at which no wines will bu
Isaac R. Diller, chairman of the Cen
tennial Temperance committee, has is
sued a circular letter to those expect
inz to attend the banauet askinz the
recipient to indicate whether a seat is
wanted at a table where no wines are
served. It is expected that about 700
men will attend the banquet, and 70
tables will be - spread in the state
Responses to Chairman Diller's let
ter will indicate the number of $2."
banqueters who will be satisfied with
OF YEAR IN EAST
Mercury at 32 Below In Adirondacks
and Not a Great Deal Warmer.
Attorney Stimson Writes
World Libel Case
New York, Feb. l. Henry L. Stim-
cut diamond shape, has diamond shap-l son, United States district attorney for
ed and diamond set buttons. The the southern district of New York,
pockets are diamond patch In style. To I made public last night a letter in re-
be complete a diamond pin should be I ply to one written by District Attor-
worn, with a trio of diamond stripes. Iney Jerome on the subject of begin
On Monday, when one has carefully I ning an action for crimfnal libel in the
. J. W f J 1 4. 1 1 1 1 J I A 1 l. A. 1 1.1? 1 M
put away uis ouuuay cuuues, ne biiouiu i situe cuurts agauim uie puimsuera 01 Xew York Feb 1 New York. Penn-
hnva a "AnttckA iralctnoJ" Tianrlv Tho I iYc Maw Ynrlr WrvrlH hMaiiao rt nnh. 1
Monday waistcoat should be freckled lished charges regarding the Panama 'sf"an'a41fna rine,r . expe
with dots varying in size from a 10- canal purchase. Mr. Stimson tells Mr.,,iC l"c " ..7 , Z .!
oyi rttona irk o rl r1 lot" Tf la nf tn I TarnmA tx crn oYioarl onrl nccn roa Yifm
curves. "that such action on your part will in ry was as low as 32 degrees be-
Tuesday one should put on a waist- no wise be regarded as an Interfer-1 i?w . "? Cemra' an W - n
coat with diagonal lines. It should but-1 ence, but, on jthe contrary, we shall
ton up diagonally and the pockets J regard it as our duty to cooperate with '
catwililrl Ha n1orArt rlfocrrmallv Tiv Thiipn. I vrtii !r all nrnnor on1 lawful nova I
wuwu v v asaMV vnuijwiiMiij . - J 4UU1S I J vv M (SJV-a CUaVa aaa. Wa.Ua TW J O I , . . - , -
day l0ne should be able to don a vest Mr. Jerome had asked if action in the t ,ou""":s " . ".'r"8' "
having strong,' pronounced stripes run-1 state courts on behalf of Douglas Rob-
ntnp atrrafcht dnu'n frnm ehnulftoi tn I Incnn th nrnstricmt'e hrnthar.in.la m I
hips; then on. Friday a vest with who Is a resident of the city and who 4,U.U,M: niu. ,-l,s. uata' .,!wu
stripes running -vertically and horizon-1 was mentioned in. the article, would,
tally, and Saturday with the stripes I be an unwise interference with the ac-
running zigzag like chain lightning I tions begun under federal jurisdiction.
down into one's pocket and over his
The favorite shirt this spring will, be
in tan and pink with broad stripes.
The tie will be brilliant red and the
hat will be green.
Gar Style of Shoea.
Need Not Answer Now.
Washington, Feb. 1. Following a
lengthy conference between District
Attorney and counsel for the publish-
trs of the New York World it was stat
ed J. Angus Shaw, secretary-treasurer
Shoes made for men will follow the of the World. would not for the pres-
lead set by women and most, of the
tops will be of gray suede over black
ent at least be required to answer the
questions put to him Friday, last.
New York the temperature was from
1 3 to 5 degrees' below. Railway traffic
I was not interefered with. ' There was
LIVE STOCK IN
FROM THE COLD
out the customary wines and liquors patent leather or varnished cajfsktn.
already arranged for on the menu. Cloth tops will also.be seen coming
Negroes of the city piqued because and going on the best promenades.
none of their race was invited to par-j . The doable breasted frock coat will be
ticipate in the centennial celebration put away with moth balls if the tail-
here, yesterday announced they would ore' association has its way. It is to
hold exercises of their own.
be superseded by a single-breasted 'Jackson, Minn.
Find Missing Train.
Lacrosse, wis., Feb. 1. The miss
ing train No. 23 on the Southern Minn
esota division on the St.' Paul road,
was officially found today, when wire
communication was ' established . with
Lexington, Ky., Feb. 1.- Although,
the weather is already intensely cold
throughout, central and eastern . Ken
tucky, the temperature continued
slowly dropping today. Great suffering
is reported in the mountain -districts
and mnoh live stfwlr. i rtnnrtrd 1a
I have died from cold. v '