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FIFTY-EIGHTH YE All. NO. 229.
THE ARGUS, TUESDAY. JULY 13, 1909.
PRICE" TWO "TENTS.
BRYAN ASKS TAFT TO GIVE
PEOPLE VOTE M SENATOR
DOOM OF SHAH'S REGIME HI
THE SILLY SEASON
PERSIA APPEARS AT
Suggests Two Amend
ments Should be Voted
on at Once.
OTHER ON INCOME TAX
Says It Would Make Adminis
tration PopulaV and Offers
Lincoln, July 13. William J. Bryan
today adressed the following letter to
Taft: "Now that the states are going
to vote on the ratification of the
amendment specifically authorizing an
income tax, why not give them a
chance to vote on the amendment pro
viding for the election of United States
senators by popular vote?
In your speech of acceptance you said
you .were personally inclined to favor
such a change in the constitution.
Would not this be an opportune time
to present the subject to congress.
Would Be Popular.
Two constitutional amendments, out
authorizing an income tax and the oth
er providing for the popular election
of senators would make your adminis
tration memorable, and I pledge you
whatever assistance I can render in se
curing the ratification of these amend
ments. With great respect, I am
WILLIAM J. BRYAN."
Kipo-tfd to llearh Lumber.
Washington, July 13. When the con
ferees on the tariff bill began work to
day, it was with the knowledge the
amendments to the lumber schedule,
over which a contest was certain,
would be reached before adjournment.
The house members expected to make
a strong fight for "dollar lumber,"
which was defeated ,in hejsenate.
. Pnntt Over Uispatr.
When the recess was- taken for
luncheon the first reading of the bill
for the consideration of amendments
had proceeded about half way through
the flax or linen schedule. Practically
all the disputed amendments were
Senate Session Short.
Washington, July 13. The senate
was In session 20 minutes today, aa
jouming until Friday.
The major por-'
tion of the time of the sitting was de
voted to a discussion of the unanimous
consent agreement not to transact any
business while the tariff conference
was in progress.
Washington, July 13. By a vote of
317 to 14 the house yesterday adopted
the resolution submitting for the rati
fication of tte states an income tax
' amendment to the constitution. South-
em democrats are telegraphing their ,
governors urging that the legislatures
of their respective states be requested
to ratify promptly.
All of the 14 votes against the res
olution were cast by republicans, as
follows: Allen of Maine, Barchfeld.
Dalzell. McCrearv and Wheeler of
Pennsylvania. Calderhead of Kansas.
Fordnev of Michigan, Gardner, McCall oy an acciueui io u.u cou-
and Weeks of Massachusetts. Henry nr,,ns rod. and the Mclntyre incur
and Hill of Connecticut; and Olcottand ""R a Penalty of 29 points for arriving
Southwick of New York. j ".mites late. The remaining cars
Ways and Mr nun Shown Up.
Perhaps the most significant feature j Thp fina, ne ffmnd M carg n aU
of this opposition is that 5 of the H:l,.adv for th Ktart nft nf .hiHl
votes were cast by members of the
ways and means committee, as fol
lows: Calderhead, Dalzell, Fordney, Hill
and McCall. '
It is noteworthy that of the seven
.states represented in the opposition
three are in the New England group.
The resolution was passed after four
hours' debate, divided into 5-minute
speeches, during which the democrats,
quoting from the Denver platform,
claimed credit for the resolution.
A trend to advocate that all incomes
-Washington, July 13. Out of 472
employes at the Immigration at Ellis
island. N. Y., 139 have been found to
be below the standard of efficiency, ac
cording to an announcement, made to
day at the department of commerce.
Of these 139, some will be dismissed,
some reduced, and others reprimanded
I should be taxed and that there should
I be no income exempted appeared on
the democratic siue, wane inamp
Clark, the democratic leader, was em
barrassed when it was . suggested in
connection with his argument in favor
of raising-the limit about. $5,000 that
he might be tempted to exempt the in
come or congressmen.
An attempt to have the resolution
amended so that the constitutional
amendment would be submitted to
state conventions for ratification in
stead of to legislatures was ruled out
of order, and an appeal from Speaker
Camion's ruling was voted down, 185
to 143. on a strict party division.
With the action of the house yester
day, the income tax agitation will now'
be passed to the states.
I'ayu'e AmmhIIm Mrisurr.
The four hours consumed in debating
afforded many members, mostly dem
ocrats, an opportunity to air their
.Solon Itefuxe Sfitllr Trip.
Washington, July 13. By u vote
of 158 to 100 the house refused yes
terday to go upon a junket to the
Alaska-Yukon-Pacific exposition this
summer after the tariff bill is dis
posed of. It required skillful parlia
mentary, manipulation to get the
joint resolution of the senate accept
ing an invitation for congress to vis
it Seattle before the house, but when
the question was once submitted on
roll call it was found that many re
publicans as well as democrats pre
ferred to pay their own transporta
tion instead of making the trip at
Glidden Auto Tourists Start
Second Day's Run Under
ALL GET AWAY ON TIME
Three Penalties Indicted in Opening
(JriiKl but None of Tliem Are
Kalamazoo, Mich., July
run of 173 miles ahead
13. With a
of them ?
automobiles which are
Ci.dden tour, began lea-T control
i.ere at one minute internal;-, after
this morning. Pathfinder Lewis had
lit ceded them at 5:30 with Ins con
ictti car. i'ace:nauer nower leu ia
minutes ahead of the first eou'.csiatit.
The weather continues snlendid Kverv
P'os-pect is auspicioua ior uie secon i
may oi tne tour.
I'nM South Hend.
South Bend, Ind., July 13 The Glid
den tourists passed through South Bend
at !:45. The run so far has been with
Three Suffer Penalties.
Kalamazoo, Mich., July 13. Thr?e
cars suffered penalties on the first
'ay's run of the Glidden tour, which
'''ached here last night enroute o
Kansas City. The Chalmers-Detroit
bidden car No. 3, driven by William
liolgcr, loosened a .fender and the
neressity of strapping it on cost the
I'etroit car a penalty of 1 point.
The other two penalties were in
flicted on the Brush and Mclntyre cars
in the Hower contest, the Brush No.
! 1"1 suffering a penalty of C 8-10 points
em no trouoie except witn tneir tir;s
IMfl arrlvfrf with i'lou n nmii'Oi:
competing machines. The Glidden
trophy is being contested for by 13
tears, the Hower 11 and the Detroit cup
PASS SENTENCE ON
Man SiipimimmI to Be, John Madson
Gels Seven Years at San .lose
San Jose, Cal., July 13. Christian
C. Johnson, charged with bigamy by
Mrs. Josephine Amelia Tretheway of
Stockton, and thought to be the no
torious bigamist. John Madson, was
sentenced yesterday afternoon to sev
en years' imprisonment.
Johnson, who maintains that he is
not Madson, appeared in Superior
Judge Richard's department to ans
wer to a charge of bigamy preferred
by Mrs. Josephine Amelia Tretheway
I of Stockton. Johnson insisted that
. he was never married but to three
.women Mrs. Henrietta Leopold
Mrs. Sylvia de Bonnet and Mrs
Tretheway. ' '
He has written a long, affectionate
letter to Miss Minnie M. Gather who
pointed him out to' the San Francisco
detectives ns a bigamist.
Now Comes the
EVELYN THAW'STESTIMONY DOES NOT
APPEAR TO AID HER HUSBAND'S CAUSE
White Plains, July 13. Mrs. Evelyn
Thaw went on the stand at 3 o'clock
to testify for her husband at the in
Not AnmioiiN to Talk.
Deputy Attorney General Clark ask
ed Mrs. Thaw about a conversation
which she had had with her husband
at Matteawan soon after he was com
mitted, at which Daniel O'Reilly, one
-t Thaw's former lawyers..' wasyrc-j
cnt. Mrs. Thaw declined to say
whether she had such a conversation,
saying, "I had rather not answer the
"Did Harry Thaw make a threat dur
ing that conversation that he would
kill you?" asked Clark.
WilneFs declined to answer any of
Clark's questions and he asked the
court to instruct her to answer.
"I can't afford contempt proceedings
now and I must obey, said Evelyn,
turning to Justice Mills.
Thnw Addresses Court.
While Plains, N. Y.. July 13. Harry
Thaw took the forefront of his action
for release from Matteawan asylum,
when at the end of the court proceed
ings yesterday he personally addressed
Judge Isaac M. Mills, announcing his
llingness to submit to the examina
tion of expert alienists and even pro
posed conditions calculated to make
that ordeal harder for himself. Char
les Morchauser, his counsel. Assistant
Vttorney General Clark and District
Attorney Mack, who are conducting the
case for the state, stopped in speech
less amazement, as did all others of
SURE TO OUST REPUBLICANS
(Special Crorespondtiice of The Argus.)
Washington, July 10. Increased
prices as a result of the upward re
vision of the tariff are already here.
New York jobbers are .notifying coun
try merchants of increases in women's
wearing apparel in particular. Wo
men's gloves, for instance, now selling
at $1 per pair, retail, are to be boosted
at once to J 1.50.
A Washington newspaper has been
making an effort to learn from busi
ness men in Washington, Baltimore.
New York and Boston what 'they ex
pect as to the effect of the new tariff
bill on prices. In a long list of repu
table merchants that were interviewed
not one mentioned anything that will
be cheaper as a result of the revision.
Woolrnn I'p 2 Per Out.
The concensus of opinion among the
business men interviewed was that
woolen goods will jump 20 per cent
higher if the Aldrich bill Is signed by
the president. Shoes will go up in
price from 10 to 20 per cent. The
prices of such fruits as lemons and
pineapples will go so high, in the opin
ion of the fruit wholesalers, as to great
ly lessen the demand for them.
But upon the non-voting women of
the country, according to the mer
chants interviewed, will fall the hcav
lest penalties in the way of increased
prices.' Laces, embroideries, hosiery,
I soaps, toilet, waters, perfumes nnd the
J liko are to advance.
Time of Summer When We Believe Any Fool Thing.
the throng then leaving the court room
whin Thaw began to speak.
Meeds Kxrrclnr. J
Judge Mills gave the closest atten
tion and acquiesced in Thaw's sugges
"Your honor,' said Thaw, "I want to
say that I have not the slightest ob
jection to my examination by expert
rlicnists, but I wish to suggest to your
honor that on accpMnJ ,Qf .niy. confine
ment I am not in perfect physical con
"I need only a little outdoor exercise
to put me in first class condition. I
would ask your honor's intercession
with Dr. Meyers, the jail physician
here, that I may be given opportunity
tc have such exercise. Also I would
iike to suggest, in order to make ex
amination as fair" as possible per
fectly fair that the expert alienisms
who appear for me be not allowed to
cuestion, suggest or interfere during
my examination by the state's alien
Judge Mills told Thaw he was in
charge of the sheriff, who certalnly
wonld allow him all proper privilege
required by the state of his health, and
that his other suggestions would re
ceive due consideration by those most
Rothschild Son Suicide.
Vienna. July 13. Baron Os-car
Rothschild, youngest son of Albert
Rothschild, head of the Austrian
branch of the Rothschild house, died
suddenly last, night. It was reported
this morning he committed suicide be
cause of an unfortunate love affair.
COST OF LIVING
"From the , -notifications I received
from importers and wholesalers," says
one dealer, "there is going to he a
general advance in nearly all articles
of cheap and moderate priced wearing
apparel for women. The wo
man in moderate circumstances will be
taxed heaviest, as I understand it."'
Believe They Are Secure.
Some of the progressive republicans
fear that increased prices on things
purchased principally by women may
result in making the next, congress
democratic. They are reassured, how
ever, by the standpatters, who, appar
ently, do not believe it possible that
the republican party can be dethroned.
In this connection the effect of the
McKinley bill of 1890 is worth recall
ing. That measure caused a sharp ad
vance in the cost of living. The fol
lowing election proved something of a
cataclysm. When congress met in 1891
the democratic representatives num
bered 235 and the republicans only 88.
In the senate the republican majority
was reduced from 14 to 6.
As today, the west in particular re
seiited the increased rates of the Mc
Kinley bill. This resentment ended in
a new party coming into existence,
which was known as the "populists,1
who elected nine representatives-and
, Majority In J err England.
In the south, out of 121 members,
there were only three republicans,
Even In New England the democrats
Murder of J. B. Sayler by Phy
sician at Crescent City
SYMPATHY WITH DEAD MAN
Said to Have Found Doctor in Drunk
en Orgy With His Wife on
Watseka. III., July 13. This sec
tiou of the country is still greatly
excited over the killing of 3. B. Say
ler, vice president of the First Na
tional bank of Crescent City, by Dr.
V. R. Miller. On the day of tte
tragedy, when Sayler was absent
from home it is alleged Mrs. Sayler,
Miller and John Grunder, father of
Mrs. Sayler, a resident of Oklahoma,
who was visiting his daughter and
Ira Grunder, a brother of Mrs. Sav
ler, had been drinking.
This statement was made c:a by
Ira Grander, who gave himself up
to the sheriff. Grunder said e had
been overcome by the effect of drink
and was sound asleep when the
All Are In Jail.
Miller, both Grunderi and Mrs.
Sayler are in jaiU No move to ob
tain bail has been made so far. Mil
ler is held on the charce of murder
i :id the others as accesei ies. Wil
liam Fayii r, brother of the slain man,
is irerted with quieting the crowd
at Crescent City which talked ff
secured a fair majority. In Ohio Mr.
McKinley was defeated at the polls,
and retired for a time to private life.
Such was the effect of the McKinley
measure, which was reform compared
to the bill Aldrich has framed.
That the women of the country play
ed an important part in that great de
feat was admitted by many of the
leading politicians of the day, although
now it has apparently been forgotten.
Speaker Reed, in discussing the de
feat of the republican party following
the passage of the McKinley bill, said:
"In hundreds of cases the 'drummers'
were, intentionally or unintentionally,
missionaries to preach democratic doc
trine. They went all over the coun
try with their stories of advances in
prices that were to be made next week
or next month on account of the Mc
Kinley bill. , '
omen Moat Important.
"But I am inclined to think that the
most Important factor in the result of
this election was the women of the
country. It is the women who do the
shopping, who keep the run of prices,
who have the keenest scent, for in
creased cost. They heard In every
store the clerks behind the counters
explain how this article or that could
not bo sold hereafter at the former
price because-of the McKinley bill.
They went home and told their hus
bands and fathers, and their stories
had a tremendous effect at the ballot
wreaking mob vengeance on Miller
and Mrs. Sayler.
Found With Hia Wife.
Saylor was shot dead Sunday night
by Dr. W. R. Miller. Saylor went
home, and It is said found Miller there
with Mrs. Saylor. wife of the man
slain. The shooting was not made pub
lic until yesterday.
Gingles Girl Asserted by Pby
sician to Have Hacked
WAS WITNESS FOR STATE
Defense in Trial for Larceny Receives
Some Severe Blows from Var
Chicago, July 13. Benjamin Bron
zon, carpenter at the Wellington ho
tel, who was the first to find Ella
Gingles in the bathroom, was the first
witness called when the trial of the
young Irish lacemaker was resumed to
day. He declared in his opinion he
could have tied himself, as the girl was
Counsel for Defense Fall.
Chicago, July 13. Ella Gingles con
tinued to bask in the white light of
public interest yesterday, and the
stafe dealt the girl's defense several
telling blows. The story of the Wel
lington hotel bathroom incident was
impeached in many important feat
ures. The attempts of counsel for the
defendant to bring into the case the
names of well known men as being be
hind the plot against the girl failed.
Dr. Arthur E. Price, one of. the medi
cal experts for the state, gave testi
mony tending to support tne tneory
that the girl is suffering from a form
of hysteria. Price saw the girl at the
hospital after she was found injured in
the bathroom. - He swore that she
knew what he was doing. She would
scream .when he touched her jwounds,
but when her attention was distracted
she paid no attention when he touched
the scratches, as he termed them.
Wound Grow iJirjter.
Price expressed the opinion that the
scratches were self-inflicted and were
not deep. He said, however, that the
scars on her arms were from more se
vere wounds than he found on the girl
when he examined her.
Miss Anna Williams, house detective
at a department store, testified that on
Jan. 3 she saw the Gingles girl take
some goods and that later the girl
signed a confession.
Locked From Inside.
Miss Mary Reineck, chief maid of
the Wellington hotel, told of going to
the bathroom on the morning of Feb.
17 and finding the door locked on the
inside. She described what she saw
when the door was finally opened with
the aid of a porter. Miss Gingles, she
said, was tied with a cord probably
from a department store. She also said
that the girl was not gagged, though
she afterwards admitted there was a
towel around her face. The witness
testified that the girl declared she had
been poisoned by a man and woman
who gave her wine.
The case probably will not reach the
jury before the end of the week.
FOR HEW OFFICERS
Count Not Completed Till Tonight
1,500 Delegates at Business
Sessions at Los' Angeles.
Los Angeles. Cal.. July 13. The first
cession of the grand lodge of Elks
was held today in the Auditorium thea
ter. Between 1,400 and 1.500 members
weie in attendance. Balloting for new
officers of the erand lodge was the
principal feature of the day. The
count will not be completed until late
After yesterday's outing at Pasadena
the first official features of the reunion
of the grand lodge began last night in
the Auditorium, When' speeches of wel
come were delivered by Governor Gil
lett and others. .
YESTERDAY IN CONGRESS
Washington, July 13. Following is
a summary, compiled from the official
proceedings, of (he work of both
houses of congress yesterday:
SENATB The senate-wan nnf In
ston, as It was awaiting; the report ol
the conferees on the tariff situtttion.
HOUSK The house, after four hours
debate, adopted by vote of 317 to 14 the
joint resolution submitting to the var
ious legislatures for ratification the pro
posed amendment to the .constitution
empowerine consrress to levy an Income
tax, the democrats voting to a man for
the nmentlment. Adjournment was tsK
Nationalists Take Posses
sion of Capital by
Force of Arms.
ruler about to flee
Indications Point to Reenact
ment of Recent Scenes at
Teheran, Persia, July 13. Thoujt
ands of nationalists entered Teheran
at 5 this morning. The entire north
ern section of the city is in their
hands. . There has been some fighting
n the streets, but as a general thing
the nationalists are preserving excel
lent order. They are sending ' out
patrols through the city.
The shah is expected momentarily
to take refuge in one of the foreigi ,
legations. Royalist troops have taken,
up positions in the center of the
square and surrounding streets. It S
believed the nationalists will attack
their position with full force if they do
not surrender. The safety of foreign
ers does not appear at this writing to
be seriously threatened.
la Some Firing;.
At the time of filing this dispatch,
1:30 p. m., fighting in the street con
tinues, but it is mostly at long range
and desultory and neither very de
structive nor decisive. There have
been no attempts to interfere with'
any of the legations or banks. The
lives and property of Americans and
Europeans are not in danger.
I. our Body Guard.
Tiflis, July 13.- News has been re
ceived here from Teheran that Arab
horsemen who constitute the shah's
bodyguard have joined the national
ists. PRINCE VOM BUEL0W ;
TO NAME SUCCESSOR
German Cli&ncellor Will
Favor Dr. Von Bethmann Holl
weg for Post.
Berlin, July 13.--Prince Von Buelow, -!"
retiring imperial chancellor, will form-;
lly propose in his audience with. Em-'
eror' William tomorrow that he Do
ucceeded by Dr. Von Bethmann Holl-
weg, secretary of the interior and vice
hancellor. There is reason to believe
his majesty will accept this proposal"
and that the appointment will he gaz-
tted at once. Von Buelow will thus
be permitted to name his own succes-
or. The emperor, requested him at
Kiel to do so.
lATHOLIC EDUCATORS MEET
Sixth Annual Convention Opens at
Boston with I-arge Representation.'
Boston, Mass., July 13. With mass
at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross the .
Sixth annual convention of the Cath-f
olic Educational association opened to- ,
day. In the congregation were many f
of the most distinguished educators
of the Roman Catholic church. Practi-'.
cally all Catholic educational Instttu- ,
tions in the United States are repre-"
BROWN OUT FOR PLACE
Monmouth Republican Would Fill Su-
' preme Court Vacancy. -V
Monmouth, '111., July 13.(Speclal.)
Hon. John B. Brown, former master
in chancery, and one of the best known
attorneys practicing at the local bar,
today announced his candidacy for the
republican nomination as supreme
court Justice in this district.
Sturgls. Mich , July -13. Mamie
Davey of Chicago and Clarence Hunt
living near this city were drowned
yesterday in Klinge's lake under
mysterious circumstances. Miss Da
vey 's body was recovered today but
no trace of Hunt's body was found.
Among the reports current In con
nection with the drowning is one
that Miss Davey had threatened to
commit . suicide". " From thl8r report
the theory is developed she may havo
thrown" herself Into the' lake nnd
Hunt perished in an "attempt TO
cue her. - - ...
on until Thursday;