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FIFTY-EIGHTH YEAR. NO. 125.
THE ARGUS, SATURDAY, MARCH 1 3. 1909. -TWELVE PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
UNITED STATES HAS GROUND
THE NEW PERFORMpR
FOR PREVENTING WARFARE
ASSASSINATED IN ITALY
am retrosini anot
Down by Cciminals He
IS BLACK .HAND CRIME
Request Made for Roundup of
Suspects in All Parts of
Carmack. himself forced the conditions
(that ended in his demise.
"The state cannot dispute that Car
mack had a revolver secured from Ma
jor Vertrees, that 4e hadi It at the
moment of his meeting with the Coop
ers, that he drew his revolver, and
that he fired. No one can say that
Carmack had a right to draw or fire
Anderson recoupted the
Carmack's youth, his early meeting
with Cooper, Cooper's patronage,, the
political success of the dead man, the
continued friendshfp of the pair, the
! political campaign of Carmack and
Taylor, the break In the friendship and
the quarrel that ended in the murder.
( ( ha rice of C'onxplraey Scouted.
Anderson scouted the conspiracy
theory of the state and maintained
that the fatal meeting of the Coopers
and Carmack was accidental.
Rome.; March 13. A Dispatch his
been received from the American con
sul from Palermo, Sicily, stating that
Lieutenant Joseph Petrosini of the
New York police department, was as
sassinated in that city. The murderer,
who was a member of the Black Hand,
fired four shots from a revolver. Pet
rosini arrived in Sicily only a short
time ago. He was engaged in. con
ducting an ' investigation regarding
To Hound l?p SiiHpeotn.
New York. March 13. When offic-
VICTORY FOR MEN
IN COURT VERDICT
Railroad Must Report Overt hue
Work of Kinployes Tinier Com
Baltimore, Md., March 13. In a de
cision by Federal Judge Goft today the
Interstate commerce commission's or-
ial'news of the assassination in Pa-,der compelling railroads to report all
lermo of Lieutenant Petrosini was overtime work required of employes
received - here Chief of Detectives
McCafterty immediately sent tele
grams to chiefs of police in all the
large cities, asking" them to round
up every "black - hand" suspect in
engaged on 9 and 1C hour scale was
Judge Will Not Be Able to Com
plete Instructions in Car
mack Trial Today.
ATTORNEYS WERE SLOW
TOWN SHORT OF MONEY
lu Quoin Appeuls to Legislature for
Law to Increase- Taxes.
Du Quoin, ni.. March '13. Asserting
that with the present income of reyl
enue it cannot meet the running ex
penses of the city the council has
passed res-olutions and, sent them to
Senator McElvain urging legislatioa
which will enable-"cities to increase
taxes. McEIyafh says a bill of this
character wfl be introduced probably
Du 'Quoin became anti-saloon -terri-
rioting Plea bt the Defense Discards ln, veruber, 1907: and I the coun-
" p ninintfiino Hint without tha rpvomic
the Idea That the Killing Was ifroni the dramshops it cannot pay the
Justified. - I city's debts.
Mayor Pope has appointed a com
mittee of 10 citizens and an advisory
Nashville, Tenn.. ihfrch 13. wnen committee composed of pastors to -le-
the Cooper-Sharp, trial was resumed i vise some means or liquidating the
,i t.wi nnnmmrpd to the 1 indebtedness. Salaries of the city
attorneys he could not complete his
charge before Monday afternoon. This
delay is due to the failure of the at-'
torneys of both sides to submit instruc
tions. 'Judge Anderson completed the
argument for the defense shortly after
court convened, when Attorney Gen
eral McCarn began the closing speech
for the state.
Startn Heavy Argument for Defenne.
Nashville, Tenn., March 13. The 16
Inch gun of the defense's battery was
turned upon the state yesterday when
James McFerran Andersonx-began his
argument in the trial of Colonel D. B. ,
,and Robin Cooper and John D. Sharp
for the murder of former United States
Senator E. W. Carmack.
Anderson is chief counsel for the de
fense. He boldly disclaimed the idea
of pleading that any editorial or speech
could justify the slaying of Carmack,
and declared his clients' case rested
alone upon the first law implanted in
all living "beings the law of self-preservation.
Smyn far muck Browcht It On.
"Those of you who know my personal
and political fondness for Senator Car
mack know that I regretted his death,"
said Anderson. "You know that I de
plored the tragedy, and my sincerest
prayer is that the God of the widow
and the orphan will tender:' guard the
woman4and the boy who are left to
mourn his loss. But the most pitiful
part of the tragedy is that Senator
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be no serious interruption of the min
ing of anthracite coal.
Miner' Convention Called. -
A tri-distrlct convention of the an
thracite miners, to take up the matter
of a new agreement with the opera
tors, will be held in Scranton March 23.
End Without Heault.
Philadelphia. Pa., March 13. The
conference between the subcommit
tees of the anthracite mine workers
and the operators to arrange a new
agreement to go into efTect at the ex
piration of the present working ar
rangements ended yesterday after
noon without result. While the pros
pects are not as bright as "they were
for a peaceful settlement, there is
stil hope that radical action by either
side will be avoided.
National President Lewis said after
yesterday's meeting that the sugges
tion for another conference came
from the operators.
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PRESIDENT TAFT PLANS TO KEEP v
CABINET MEMBERS ON THE MOVE
Washington, March 13. If President
officials have been reduced to lessen .Taft's present desires are carried out
the expenses. -v advisers wil soon become known
'no I, Ml.nnillnr. nnl.in.t IT . w I . ww
has taught the new' chief executive
that first hand information is best,
and he will have each of the heads of
the various departments of the govern
ment make frequent tours of inspection.
Going- to l'nnanut.
Secretary of War Dickinson will
make an early visit to the isthmus of
R00SEVELTS IN RECEPTION
Great l.OOO of Fellow Townsmen at
Oyster Hay Town Hall.
Oyster Bay, N. Y., March 13. Ex
President Roosevelt received his
neighbors at Oyster Bay last night at
the town hall. Nearly 1.000 of them
shook his hand and heard from him Panama to inspect the canal
pleasant words. Many of those in the
line which passed before the receiv
ing party were boys ad girls. After-
Secretary of the Interior Ballinger
will go to Alaska to investigate condi
tions in that territory, particularly in
ward Roosevelt commented upon it in ' regard to public lands,
a joking manner, saying it is plain J Secretary of the Navy -Meyer will
that Oyster Bay cannot be reproached probably visit the various navy yards
with participation in race suicide.
New York, March 13. For the pur
pose of making calls on several of .hi
kinsfolk-and to attend an inform.-'!
luncheon given in his honor by Robert
Collier, ex-President Roosevelt
made a second trip to New York to
STRIKE TIES UP
Paris, March 13, 5:20 p. m. This
city has been cut off from telegraphic
communication with the outside world
since 2 o'clock this afternoon, when
a general strike occurred following
the disorderly incidents of last night
at the Central Telegraph bureau of the
The telegraph operators appeared
for duty this morning, but following a
personal quarrel between a sub-chief
and the operators, 400, men left their
Instruments and. walked out. Several
stations are guarded by troons.'- Trou
ble is feared, and the government
thorities intend to call in the military.
HIGH SCORE OF DAY 1209
of the, country to acquaint himself
with existing local conditions.
Will VlNlt Fnnnn.
Secretary of Agriculture Wilson ex
pects to visit various state experiment
stations this summer, also inspecting
the packing houses In the west.
Just what program Taft has outlined
for the remaining members of the cab
inet is not known, but he doubtless will
find some way to .keep them all mov
HELD ON FRAUD CHARGE
John Maybray, Under Arrest at Ut
tie Kock, Indicted.
Council Bluffs. Iowa, March 13. The
federal grand jury has" returned i
Indictment against John Maybray,
charging the use of the mails for
fraudulent purposes. Maybray is now
under arrest at Little Rock, Ark., with
a number or others, accused of many
swindles in various parts of the coun
try Dy means or rake horse races,
wrestlfng matches, etc.
Miners Will Hold Convention to
Consider Proposition of
Central American Coun
tries Bound by Latest
HOLDS IN NICARAGUA
WHY THE WEATHER
WOULDN'T BE GOOD
Chief of Weather Bureau Explains
Oflieially Why It "Sncw and
blew" Inauguration Day.
IN THE ANTHRACITE REGION
Still Believed That Some Way Will
lie Found to Bring AIout a Set
tlement of Points.
Philadelphia. March 13. The full
membership of the executive boards
of the three anthracite districts of the
United Mine Workers of America went
into session here today to receive and
act upon the report of the sub-committee
which has been in conference with
the operators for two days trying to
arrange a new working agreement to
go into effect April 1. Despite the
"stand-pat" attitude of both sides,
there is still a feeling that there will
PRESIDENT TAFT HAS CHANCE TO GIVE JUSTICE FOR SOUTH
(Special Correspondence of The Argus.)
Washington, March 11. "The United
States- government is today sending
millions and millions of dollars' wort
Many Big Teams Boil Third Saturday
of Bowling Tourney.
Pittsburg, March 13. The third Sat-
urday session of the ninth annual in:t . nmrtlW t tho pnm ,.,ni fmm
ternational tournament of the Ameri-New York when Jn the lnterest8 of
can Bowling congress opened today at. , in tho ,,, farniaa n
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the south they should be shipped from
southern ports, These gigantic orders
8 a. m. A number of well known
teams from various parts of the Uni?
ted States and Canada were scheduled
to play. The highest scores in the
doubles which were rolled during the
morning were: Steinmuller-Lippert,
Chicago. 1,209; Green-Moon, Hamll-i
ton, Ont., 1,187.' Among the others
who participated were Albertson-Nob-lett
of Marshalltown, Iowa; score,
1,049. . ' '
TAME FINISH ; IS IN SIGHT
French Teant; Have Apparent Cincb
'in -Six-day Walking. Match.
New-York, March 13. At 2 o'clock
the score in the C-day race was: Cibot
Orphee, .704 miles, 3 laps; Davis-Met-
kus, C85 miles, 1 lap; Dineen-Prouty,
65 miles, no laps. '
- New York, March 13. With about
fqr machinery, cement, etc., are being
filled in the if on trust's plants in the
New England states, shipped over Wall
street owned railroads to New York in
order that the special interests may
get their bit, and then loaded on ships
for Panama. . , . .
"These supplies should be manufac
tured in the south and shipped from
southern ports, 1,000 miles nearer the
Panama canal zone.
"If President Taft really wants to be
a friend of the south he should early
in his administration use his influence
to stop the discrimination, that the re
publican party has consistently prac
ticed against the south and west ,In
favor of the New -England states."
".; CongTeanniaa'a Wordn. .
This interview offers President Taft
14 hours remaining to finish the 6-
day go-as-you-please race at Madison a 'P 88 t0 how ne mav exert his friend
Square garden at 8 today the Cibot- shlP fr the Bouth. The speaker was
Orphee French team still held the a prominent member of congress, rep
lead by about 21 miles. They ap- resenting a district in one of the south
pear ta'have a strong hold on the era states. He was not talking v for
prize of $1,500. Davis-Metkus were publicatlonf but-was answering the
second,' and had a big lead over Di- .writer's query as to opportunities that
ahe new president might seize upon to
lnake good his repeated declarations
of friendship for the south.
If President Taft does not make
good in winning the admiration and
confidence of the south it will not be
because of a lack of opportunities,"
said the southern representative. The
appointment of good men to federal
offices is important, but his opportun
ities do not stop there.
I am not over-estimating his oppor
tunities when I say that the new execu
tive may, if he will use his influence
in the right direction, add impetus to
the industrial activity of every, state
in the south nd will win himjthe
friendship of the south. But . will , he
do it? Can he do it without arousing
the anger of the powerful influences of
the New- England states which prac
tlcally dominate republican politics
and republican presidents?
Vaot Quantity to Be lrd.
"More cement Is going to be used in
the construction of the Panama canal
than has ever been made since its
discovery. This cement is being ship
ped from points adjacent to the New
England states, to New York.: There
is no good reason why It should orig
inate in this section exclusively, other
than that the railroads get a chance
to haul it. ' : ' . .
: "An immense saving could be effect
ed If this cement was manufactured in
the south, , but ifxnoVin the south, in
middle and western states,' and then
placed on boats and - sent down the
This Country and Mexjco Con
sidering the Best Means
to Proceed. ' i
Observer J. M. Sherier of the local
weather station today handed out the
following official explanation of the
famous slip of the chief of the weather
bureau March 3, when he promised
President Taft fair weatbJ&r for his
"It is not usual to answer criticisms
of the forecasts of Uie weather bureau.
but the hundreds of press clipping!
that have been received since March
4 containing adverse criticisms of the
bureau seem to call for this state
ment from me.
Forecasts of the weather bureau
are before the public every day, in the
year. In the past about one predic
tion out of each 10 failed to be veri
fied, and it may be expected that the
same ratio of failures will be main
tained until meteorology can be made,
what it Is not now, an exact science
-""In the- case of the storm that
visited Washington on the 4th of
March last, the fact is that the dis
turbance began here on the morning
of the 3rd, and was accurately fore
cast the day before. The bureau an
ticipated that the storm center would
pass over the middle Atlantic states
during the night of the 3rd, and that
northwest winds and falling temper
ature would leave a clear day for the
4tn. me center past precisely f.s
forecast, the wind shifted and the teni
perature fell, but instead of the
northwest wind clearing the sky as it
does in nearly all cases, precipitation
Jn the form of snow occurred and con
tinued for 12 hours after the storm
center has passed eastward. No fore
caster could forsee this. Were we io
forecast a fall of snow following the
passage of storm centers that move
from the northwest, we would have
hundreds of failures charged, against
us, instead of an occasional one. for
it is rare that snow falls in the mid
dle Atlantic states except with the ap
proach of a storm from the southwest,
which causes northeast winds, and it
is extremely rare that any storm hi
this region that begins with rain ends
with snow of any considerable amount.
On the contrary, many storms that be
gin as snow end as rain.
"The forecast in question was made
by one of . the most experienced fore
casters of 'the bureau and was concur
red in by all of the forecasters who
were conversant with the conditions.
and the same forecast would be made
today if similar conditions existed.
"The forecasters of the United
States weather bureau are the equals,
if not the superiors, of any others :n
the world, and their predictions vf
frost, cold waves, floods and -marine
storms, although subject to error in
the proportion of about one to 10, arc
of such value to the industries of the
nation that if one of the newspapers
that now so freely, criticise ecause
two unverified forecasts for the Dis-
trist of Columbia have fallen on in
auguration day were to omit from its
pages the daily predictions of the
weather its readers would compel it
to restore them, and . If the depart
ment of congress were to close a sta
tion of the bureau ln any partv of the
United States the property interests
would demand its restoration. Thi3
would not 'be the case if the hysterical
abuse that is now being indulged i.i
was justified. , '
' ' "WILLLIS L. MOORE,
'. "Chief U. S. Weather "Bureau
New York, March 13. Renlying to .
messages addressed to them by the
Associated Press today, the presidents
of both Nicaragua and Salvador deny
there have been any outbreaks of hos
tilities between the two countries.
Washington, March 13. The possi
bility of joint intervention by America
and Mexico in the interest of peace tn
Central America is believed to be now
under serious consideration. The
question at issue is the exact extent
of the obligation imposed upon the
two larger republics under the terms
of the Central American peace pact.
America and Mexico were not parties
to this agreement, although they were
largely instrumental In bringing it
Like Otlirr Agreements.
The five Central American repub
lics agreed to refrain from hostilities,
and submit any quarrels between them
selves to arbitration. Such agree
ments have been made before, but
they never have had any great binding
force . To remedy that fault in pre
ceding agreements, in the case of the
last convention it was made 4he duty
of America and Mexico to see that
its terms were lived up to. It will be
under that stipulation, if at all, there
fore, that intervention will be based.
The morning brought no new devel-,
opments in this interesting situation.
The control of the cable by President
Zelaya makes it impossible for the
navy department to secure any news
from coast towns except by use of
naval vessels, and it is probable if the
difficulties of communication, continue,
a line of naval scouts or torpedo boat
dispatch carriers will be installed.
Missouri and Ohio and Mississippi
rivers to New Orleans, and from there
shipped to the Panama canal instead
of from New York.
"Immense orders of structural iron
are being used in the building of the
canal. Massive cranes, heavy, machin
ery - and a large assortment of tools
are used in great quantities. The south
is the place, where these orders should
be filled. If the south would get Its
share, as it deserves, as a result of
its ports being so much nearer the
canal, the entire south would benefit.
The Pacific coast and far west hag'
also suffered froni discrimination in
the governmenfpurchase of canal sup
President Taft. should also use his
influence to give southern ports relief
from certain quarantine' regulations,
which are unjust and discriminatory,
and tend to drive business to northern
Doubt Over Effect f Appointment.
Sufficient time has not yet elapsed
to hear from all parts of the south rel
ative to Mr.-Taft's cabinet. Many an
ticipated the incoming president would
show that he meant what he said about
intending to be a friend to the south
By appointing a typical representative
of the south to a cabinet position! U
is as yet too early to say' whether the
accreditine of Jacob M nirklnsnn late
of Chicago." to Tennessee, will .'.he I morjitog.'? . It estimated the , region
; lof disturbance Is 10,000 kilometers dia-
(Contlnued on Pae Seven.) ItanU
Session of Illinois Representatives
Yesterday Held With Few
Springfield. III., March 13. The
house session yesterday was held with
empty seats, the adjournment being
on condition that so far as any busi
ness was concerned there would be
none transacted until next Wednesday.
Some bills were read and advanced to
second reading. They were; House "
ill No. 90, authorizing In towns of
(KM) in habitants wherein the pauper
bills in any one year shall equal or
exceed one-half of the county tax the
appointment of an overseer of the
poor, house bill 154. legalizing certain
elections in park districts, house bill
05, providing a commission to revise
the revenue laws, house bill 254, ap
propriating the uncollected salary of
the late Paul I. Zaabel, deceased mem
ber. Senate bill 9G, providing for the
codification of all existing school laws.
was read a first time in the house, and
referred to the committee . on education.
Representative Chiperfield's bill -ap
propriating $15,000 to meet the ex
penses of the joint committee that Is
to investigate and determine the In
terests of the state of Illinois in the
submerged lands upon its streams and
lakes, was read a second time and or
dered enrolled and engrossed for third
reading. The bill carries an emer
gency clause. i
HEAVY QUAKES IN
. Manila, March 13. Jjocal. seismo
graphs recorded serious earthquakes
continuously from 7:26 to '9:40 this
OF THE HATTERS
New York. March 13. Papers In an
injunction suit brought by Samuel
Mundheim company were served' upon
John A Mnffilt. nrtKMfnt nf the fTnl.
ted Hatters of North1 America: at
Orange, f.- J today. Moffltt and, 60
other officers of the United . Matters
were 'ordered to .show cattse MareH '.2
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uuuig auu uiiiiniuaung union, mem
bers who, it, is alleged, desire to re
turn to work at the plants; where
strike is now. ln effect, ; . fc t