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FIFTY-EIGHTH YEAR. NO. 172.
THE ARGUS, FRIDAY. MAY 7, 1909. -SIXTEEN PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
GOVERNMENT WINS TEST
STOCK GAMBLING CASE
FRANCE NEAR CIVIL WAR
THERE WILL BE JOY IN ROCK ISLAND TOMORROW
AS RESULT OF LABOR ROW
Six Owners of Cincinnati
Bucket Shop Are
FRAUD THROUGH MAILS
Contention Set Up that the
. Deals Were Not Bonafide
Cincinnati, May 7- The jury in t'.u
case of Louis W. Kos-trr ami five fill
ers who arc charged with using tin
mails to defraud in running a socaIle?
"bucket shop," relumed a verdict of
guilty in the federal district court heioi
May Be Kinert and Imprisoned.
The men found guilty are Louis
Toster, .lohn Gorman. W. J. Campbell,
A. C. Ikildwin, John M. Scott anil
Edwin F. Ifeil. The penalty is a fine
of from $1,000 to $5,000 and IS months
ler himself took part in an effort to
stop Boyle's tongue. He finally denied
having the letter, saying he had once
had it and the subsequent letters, but
does not know now where they are.
A ninnn'H Trial Begins.
Mercer, Pa., May 7. Immediately
after James Hoyle, cha'rged with Kid
naping "Billy" Whitla, was convicted
yesterday, Mrs. Boyle, indicted under
the name of Mary Doe, with a half doz
en aliases, was placed on trial, charg
ed with aiding and abetting the kid
naping. Hardly had the jury been
sworn in the woman's case, when the
lawyers became engaged in an argu
ment regarding the admission of cer
tain testimony, and the case was ad
journed till this morning.
Man's Sister Witness.
The first witness called by the state
in Mrs. Boyle's case was Miss 1511a
Boyle, a sister of James Boyle. Ap
parently from the line of questioning,
the prosecution wanted to prove by her
that the kidnaping conspiracy was
formed while Mrs. Boyle was visiting
in Sharon with her husband and that
sue was implicated iu it. it is sur
mised the object of this is to over
conic her contention that she could
not have violated a law in this state
while she was living iu Ohio.
Mrs. Boyle took a prominent part, in
the selection of her jury, prompting
her attorneys in numerous cases and
eviricnr-tnsr nrefcrence fnr vonnfr iin-
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in mir m uii riiu.u j or wmi. iiiicim married
.1. Odell, who died several years a-, j
left an estate estimated at $2,000,000.
At his death the defendants found
guilty today, continued the Odell Brok
erage company. Defendants Foster,
Baldwin, Scott and Hoil were formerly
telegraph operators in the employ of
Odell. William Dudley, a telegraph
operator, and Attorney Thomas Shav,
both of whom are dead, were inter
ested as partners with the defendants
t one time. All these men are cred
ited with cleaning up f 1.000.000.
Clean Victory for (ioveruinrnt,
The verdict today is a clean victory
for the government which contended
that the actual stock was not dealt 'n
but. the deals were nothing more or
less than gambling on the future price
SIXTY HURT IN FALL
BUT NONE ARE DEAD
Accident Takes Place in Xew Na
tional Guard Armory at Seattle
JUST AS WHEAT BEGINS TO SLIP NEW BILLS ARE IN
CROP REPORT SENDS IT UP AGAIN
WANTS TO TALK
Seattle, Wash., May 7. None of the
t!0 persons injured in last night's acci
dent during the athletic meet in th
new national guard armory have died
Iml llio jTwiflitinn r F Puntain Tllirico t
W. Thompson, assistant attorney gen
eral of the state of Washington, and
his wife is critical.
SCHOOL CHAPLAIN SUICIDE
James Boyle Declares He
Ready to Tell Truth of
BUT HAS NOT THE CHANCE
lief ore Court and Lawyers fan Stop
11 im He Says Some One Klse
Is to Blame.
Mercer, Fa., May 7. The court room
Kcv. "A. XV. Itehrends of St. Albans
Drinks Carbolic Acid.
Galeshnrg, IU., May 7. Rev. Arthur
W. Behrends, chaplain and teacher at
St. Albans school, Knoxville, commit
ted suicido early yesterday in his
apartments at the school building by
drinking carbolic acid. Leaving his
wife, who was asleep, he arose, drank
the acid and then in agony informed
her of the act. She immediately call
ed a doctor but services were of no
avail. At the inquest it developed that
Behrends had recently suffered from
despondency because he was to leave
St. Albans next year. He came to St.
Washington, May 7. An average
condition of 83.5 per cent for winter
wheat and 88.1 for rye. May 1 last,
against a 10-year average on that
date of 80 and 89.- respectively was
announced in today's crop report of
the department of agriculture. The
area of winter wheat to be harvested
was about 27,871,000 acres.
Arm la Also I. cms.
The area of winter wheat to be
harvested was about 2, 478.000 acres
less, or 8.1 per cent less than the
area sown last fall. The average con
dition of winter wheat a month ago
was 82.2 and a year ago 89 per-cent.
Rye averaged S7 two months ago and
90.6 on May 1, 1908.
Causes n It ally.
Chicago, May 7. A bullish gov
ernment crop report struck the board
of trade today when prices were sag
ging and caused a sharp rally of
3 3-8 cents in July wheat, 2 1-8 in
September and 2 Ii-8 in December.
September rose to 107and December
105 7-8. .
Landee Has Measure Increas
ing County Superintend
BUENOS AYRES STRIKE ON
was packed today when the trial of i Albans from Toronto four years ago
Mrs. .lames Boyle, indicted as "Mary and had an extensive acquaintance in
Koe." as accessory to the kidnaping of j Episcopal circles
"Billie" Whitla, was resumed. "Billie"
Whitla, the kidnaped boy, was the first
witness. After repeating substantially
his testimony of yesterday, he identi
fied Mrs. Boyle as the woman who
cared for him in Cleveland and whom
be had known, as Mrs. Jones.
Several other witnesses gave prac
tically the same testimony they gave
yesterday in regard to the kidnaping.
Ilojle Causes I'urorr.
Declaring be wanted to tell the whole'
truth about, the kidnaping case, James
Boyle created a commotion in court
today. Boyle was put on for the state
and asked to procure the first letter
to Whitla demanding $10,000 ransom.
Without any reference to the letter,
Boyle almost shouted out:
"I want to tell the truth about this
case now. I want the whole thing
cleared up. I am not to blame. The
whole blame is on someone else."
Court Helps Cheek II im.
Attorneys for both the state and the
defense, court officials, and Judge Mil-
Workers, Angered by Police, Keep
Business and Commerce Tied l'i.
Buenos Ayres, May 7. Buenos Ay
res is still in the grip of the strike
that was inaugurated early this week
as a protest against the action of the
authorities in firing upon a crowd of
demonstrants on May day. Business
is bad. The customs receipts show a
great falling off as a result of the stop
page of commerce, and various naviga
tion companies are holding their ships
in port, as it is impossible to load or
discharge cargoes. The municipali'y
took steps yesterday to see that meat
and provisions reach the people.
DO IT INTWO YEARS
Tariff Ilevision Downward Will Come
then if Not Now, Says Senator
Washington, May 7 -The session of
the senate was begun today wish :
speech by Senator Clapp of Minnesota
who said the promise of the republican
party was that lbs tariff should be
revised downward and the people un
derstood we were to have a revision
downward. If congress should fail now
to lower tariff rates, the democratic
party would be put in a position to
so revise it two years hence. He did
not wish to use threats but meant to
tell the truth. "The American people."
he added, "have derided upon this re
vision downward and anything else
will disappoint them."
A gnat or some other small insect
flew into Tnft's eye while he w is
horseback riding Wednesday. The
president atienaea to business as us
ual today, sitting for two hours with
LIVES OF THOUSAND
PERSONS IN PERIL
Steamer Collides With Ice Hut Sue
cceds in Making Port at St.
Johns, X. F.
YEAR AGO; MORSE
CAUGHT IN FIRE ON TRAIN
Officers of Pennsylvania Forced
.lump Through Window.
Chicago, May 7. First Vice Prcs
ident Joseph Wood, Second Vice
President J. .1. Turner and Chief
Engineer Thomas Rood, officials of
the Pennsylvania lines experienced a
thrilling escape today from a fire
which destroyed the special car on
which they were traveling. The oc
cupants were asleep when Wood
awoke and discovered the fire. Wood
signaled the train to stop shouting
an alarm. Itodd and Turner were
later forced to escape through a window.
Causes Presiilcn. lo Wear the Mem
ber in Help Mourning.
Washington. May 7. President Taft
was compelled today to abandon the
idea of attending the unveiling of the
Longfellow statute in this city today
owing to a badly inflamed eye over
which he was wearing a light bandage.
St. Johns, N. F.. May 7. The steam
er Lake Champlain, bound from Liver
pool to Montreal, put in here today
leaking from a hole stove in its bow
by heavy ice off Cape Race yesterday
There were 1,000 passengers on board
UNVEIL LONGFELLOW BUST
WOULD MAKE $2,750 HERE
Another Measure .Provides for lni
form Teachers' Examination
Employes of Government
Band Together for
Newspapers Urge That They Be
Dealt With as Rebels
Foreigners Assist in Honoring Great
Washington. May 7. The nations of
the world through their diplomatic
representatives today joined with
America in paying tribute to the mem
ory of Henry WadsAorth Ixmgfellow
when the statue, "America's most. jwp
ular poet," was unveiled with impos
ing ceremonies in the fashionable cen
ter of the national capital.
JURY HITS SOCIALIST EDITOR WHO
WANTED EX-G0V. TAYLOR KIDNAPED
New York, May 7. Charles W
Morse, former banker who is now n
the Tombs under sentence for viola-
lion of the National banking laws, has
not a share of stock, a bond or a piece
of ieal estate left of his fortune c-ti.-nated
in value at $30,000,000, accord
ing to evidence which he gave in sup
plementary proceedings made public
JUMP FROM TRAIN FATAL
Karl Walker of Muscatine Is Killed
Near That City.
Earl Walker, aged 35, jumped head
first from a west bound passenger
train just east of Muscatine late last
night and was killed. He was sitting
in the vestibule of the train and was
today. Morse was one year ago todiy I seen as the lights of Muscatine hove
one of the largest holders of securi-jin sight to suddenly leap from the
lies in the $(;0.000,W)t Consolidated train. He was found shortly after
Steainship company and controlled ward and died without regaining con
three National hanks. He testified he' eclousness. It is supposed he had
had given all his property to creditors been lo Davenport. He had been liv
to Secure his debts. ing In a cabin boat above Muscatine.
Fort Scott. Kan., May 7 Fred G.
Warren, managing editor of the Ap
peal to Reason, a socialist paper pub
lished at Girard, Kan., was found guilty
late yesterday afternoon by a jury in
the federal epurt of sending defama
tory and sc- "Jiiis matter through the
ence S.. '
was deferred by
J was defended by Clar
iw of Chicago and Gen
(yle of Kansas City, will
was indicted two years
ago for sending out thousands of en
velopes across which was inscribed in
red ink this statement:
"A reward of $1,000 wilf'be paid to
any person who will kidnap ex-Gov
ernor Taylor of Kentucky and return
him to that state."
This declaration was actuated by the
decision of the United States supreme
court holding that the Idaho authori
ties had not kidnaped Moyer, Haywood
and Pettibone In taking them from
Colorado to Boise for trial.
Former Governor Taylor was here
as the star witness for the state, but
w as questioned, briefly by . the. govern
ment and not cross examined at all.
He stated that the offer of reward was
no- thrust at him personally, but was
rather aimed as a blow at the courts.
He said in an interview he would never
return to Kentucky to live. The de
fense was greatly surprised at the
opening of the trial to discover that
Taylor, who was lately pardoned by
Governor Willson of Kentucky for con
nection with the Goebel murder, was
to be one of the witnesses. The jury
was composed largely of old soldiers,
who were nearly all republicans.' Not
a socialist was on the jury, and several
members stated they were prejudiced
Warren's defense was that he had as
much right, as a private citizen, to of
fer a reward for the capture of any
fugitive as sheriffs arid chiefs of police
who burden the mails daily with cards
containing offers of reward for arrest
of certain persons. The jury was out
18 hours. Warren expressed the hope
the jury would convict rather than dis
agree. The case attracted national at
tention among socialists, hundreds of
whom were here. . . . ; '
Springfield, 111., May 7. The eight
hour bill for women-employes -was teft
in its original shape in the senate yes
terday, when the amendments pre
sented Wednesday, by which it was
to be charged Into a replica or the
Oregon 10 hour law, were tabled. The
tabling of the amendments was on
motion of Senator Jandus. The mo
ment this was accomplished Senator
S. C. Pemberton seized the opportunilv
to go on a revolt. According to the
custom the father of a bill decides
whether it shall be advanced. Sena
tor Jones, sponsor of the eight hour
bill, made no such motion, the inten
tion being to leave the measure on
second reading, but Pem'jerton jumped
up and moved that it be sent to third
reading. The motion was lost by a
vote of 19 to 24.
Senator Jones introduced a 10 hour
bill, which is a copy of the Oregon
law, and which is similar to the pro
posed amendment that was defeated.
In this way the 10 hour proposition
will come up for action again as an
other and distinct bill.
Siw Trai-horv BUI In.
Uniform teachers "examinations
throughout the state are provided foi
n a biU (senate bill 493). introduced
n the senate by Senator Landee. .The
bill has been the support, of several
housand teachers, who have written
o the educational commission con-
erning it, and corresponds in a gen
eray way with laws not existing in
other states. 'Under its provisions
examinations for life certificates and
for supervisory certificates are hefd by
the state superintendent of public in
st ruction; all others are conducted by
county "superintendents, under such
direction from the state superintend
cnt that uniformity is secured. . -
Among other bills Introduced in the
senate were: ..."
Senate bill No. 431, by Barr Apprr-
priating $100,000 for use before June
0. 1910, and $1,00,000 for use before
June 30, 1911, in relocating the Illinois
state penitentiary at Joliet.
I .a nil re Han IVfii Bill la.
Senate Bill No. 494, by Landee Pro
vides that county superintendents
shall be divided into eight classes us
regards salary, as follows:
Population of Salary of
12,000 to 20,000 .' 1,500
20,000 to 29.000 1,800
2f0fl0 to 36,000 2,000
Michigan- in relation to the punishment
of misdemeanors and crimes commit
ted on the lake.
CampbrU Measure Pauses.
The following bills were passed by
the house yesterday:
House bill No. 243, by Campbell, ex
empting from, taxation $800 of the
property of Mexican and civil wart
veterans and their widows.
Senate bill No. 49, by Funk, limiting
the insurance which may be written CCCI IMC IC DITTCD
by township companies to $0,000 peri 1"Tl",,,u lT M'J'f'V
single risk instead of $1,500. !
A bill, house bill C93, seeking to put
nto effect the doctrine of conservation
of natural resources of the state, was
introduced in the house by Represen-
Sennte Flares I' p.
The senate exploded in a display of
oratorical fireworks yesterday, the biil
for a board of control for the state
charitable and penal institutions being
the cause of the big part of the pyro
technics. It also flared up with red
and blue fire on the deep water way
bill, and after another short illumiria-
ion over the eight hour bill, put over
further debate and discussion of the
matters at issue until next Tuesday.
The "board of control" bill was pre
pared largely by the state board of
Charities as a substitute for three bills
introduced by different members early
in the session. By the time the fight
on amendments was over the bill had
been changed in several particulars,
the administration forces had shown n
divergence of opinion, and the old ma
chine element was chuckling because
the voting showed the members appar-i
ently at sixes and sevens over the
I'oltrr Lonni 21 to 24.
An amendment from Senator Potter
to strike out the penal and reforma
tory institutions from the jurisdiction
of the board of control was killed by
a vote of 21 to 24. On this the admin
istration forces did not act as a unit,
some among them. Senators Ettelson,
Lundberg and Sehroitt, being for the
amendment, and others, among them
Senators Jones, Billings and Hay, be
ing against it.
An amendment from Potter was car
ried striking from the bill the provis
ion that one member of the hoard shall
be an alienist, one an expert in charl-
j tjesonfi.a.xrii.ntnologjotj ene an exper
ienced business man and one qualified
by experience to be president of the
Paris, May 7. Both public sympathy
and the law seem today to be clearly
against the Posts, TefcgraplTahd Tele
phone Employes' association which
yesterday threw down the gaga of bat
tle to the government, transferring
itself into a syndicate or union under
the laws of 1884. This ij'.'.cn placed
the association on tho same footing as
workmen's unions and calculated to
give It a right to strike against Its em
ployer, the state. . '
Prraa Drnonnm M6ve.
Newspapers this morning, with tho
exception of the extreme socialist or
gans, are unsparing in their denuncia
tion of the stand taken by the asso
ciation as an act of rebellion. They
urge the government to proceed witn
the enemy and crush the insurrection
before the movement engulfs other
categories of state employes.
Part of Far HeachtBs; Plaa.
Evidence accumulates today that the
formation of this union yesterday was
only the first step in a far reaching:
plan of general federation of labor to
place the entire machinery of the gov
ernment at its mercy.
Spreads to Other CI t Ira.
The congress of railroad men at a
secret session today decided to sub
mit the question of a general strike to
a referendum, and appointed a perma
nent strike committee." Dispatches re
ceived-from -Kavre. Lyons und -other"
cities say the Posts, Telegraph, and
Telephone Employes' association voted
in principle for a general strike.
FRENCH FELL FOR GAME
But Finally Had American Arrested
For Mine Swindle.
Paris, May 7. Charles Woods Gam
mon, an American, was today found
guilty of swindling the French public
through selling shares in California
mining companies and condemned to
two years in prison and to pay a fine of
$600. According to the accusation
against Gammon he obtained some
thing over $100,000 from French investors.
WEATHER HALTS PROGRESS
But Steel Improvement Is Kxpeeted
to Help Business.
New York, May 7. Dispatches to
Dun's Review indicate some interrup
tion to trade because of unfavorable
weather, although there is less com
plaint in this respect. An encourag
ing feature in the market is the im
provement in iron and steel, which is
expected to stimulate activity in all
lines of business.
36,000 to 50,000 ., 2,250
50,000 to 75,000 '2,500
75,000 to 100,000 2,750
100,000 (Cook county) 7,500
Representative Church introduced
joint resohttion yesterday calling for
the appointment of a commission of
three members to meet with the rep
resentatlves of Wisconsin, Indiana and
Michigan to discuss the 'jurisdiction or
the four states over the waters of "Lake
COUNTRY IS FULL
OF ROVING BANDS
Many Adherents of Deposed Sultan
Living as Brigands in Various
Parts of Turkey.
Constantinople, May 7. There are
considerable disorders In the country
surrounding Constantinople and brig
andage is being carried on in the sub
urban capital. This condition of af
fairs is the result of the rapid change
of government and undoubtedly can
be laid to the doors of deserters from
the former Constantinople garrison and
political fugitives who have under
taken to live on the country.
Gibraltar, May 7. The American
cruiser North Carolina left today for
Alexandretta. The Montana will fol
low this afternoon.
Washington, May 7. Following is
summary, compiled from the official
proceedings, of the work of both
houses of congress yesterday:
SKNATK little progress was ma.l.
n the conKliteration of the tariff bill in
he senate yesterday, the lead schedule
eingr miner discussion. Senator Brls
ow niaile a strone lisht l nt in
reases In the rales of the si-heilnles
over the duties provided In the house
on ' the Rrniind that such increases
would unnecessarily Increase the cost
ot paint, which the farmers use ex
ensively. llurtnc the discussion Sena
tors Beveridire and Oalline-er eneae-ed
n n. sliarp collonuv .diirinar -which Mr
Balline-er accused the Indiana senator
of "advert isine his own wares." Karlier
n the day Senator Cummins eddressml
the senate In favor of lower duties, es
pecially in the iron and steel schedules.
Me declared that the people would take
matters in their own hands if the law
did not check monopolies, and said that
In that event convenient lamp posts
wonin re louiiu. At n oelocR the sen
ate adjourned, according to an agree
ment lo discontinue work on the bill
daily nt that hour, for one week.
HOl'SK h ormal charges of impeach
ment atrainst Federal Judges Phillips
and McPherson of the western district
of Missouri are to lie tiled by Repre
sentative Murphy of that state, who
made announcement of that fact Im
mediately after the house adjourned
yesterday. Incensed by a telegram - to
Attroney General Wlckersham by Frank
Hagerman, attorney for 18 railroads, in
which Mr. Hagerman characterized Mr.
Murphy's resolutions of inquiry into
the official conduct of the two Judges
as "an outrageous tissue of misrepre
sentation." Mr. Murphy held the atten
tion ot tne. house wtth' a repetition of
the charges which he had made in his
original resolution. . His colleague, Mr.
Rucker, corroborated all that-' he said
in - denunciation of the action of the
two judges, and added that Judge Phil
lips ought to have been Impeached 20
years ago. At 12:35 p. m. the house ad
journea until -Monday.- -
SUGAR EMPLOYES ACCUSED
Seven Men Indicted for I'nderweigh-
New York, May 7. Indictments for
conspiracy were found by the federal
grand jury today against Oliver Splt-
zer. superintendent of docks of. the
American Sugar Refining company in
Brooklyn, and six other employes of
the company alleged to be connected
with the employes sugar underwelgh
ing frauds charged by the government
In the recent BUit against the sugar
IS NO TRANSOM
IN NUMBER 153
Milwaukee. Wis., May '7. "Untrue,
and without foundation," was the ver
dict returned early this morning by.
the senate investigation ' committue
sent here to look into the story told
before the legislature by Frank T.
Wagner, charging Assemblymen Far
rell, Towne ahd Ramsey, with naving
been bribed by J. H. Puelicher through)
M. J. Regan.
The investigation of room 153 at
the Plankinton house developed that
there is not a transom between the
adjoining rooms, thus knocking th
foundation out of Wagner's story that
he peeped through a transom and saw
Regan give the assemblymen a pacs
V age of money. ""..'.LY,5".fV..-,