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FIFTY-EIGHTH YEAR. NO. 230.
THE ARGUS, WEDNESDAY, JULY 14, 1909. TWELVE PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
CONGRESSMEN SEE EARLY
THE SITUATION IN PERSIA
LED UP TO
for the United States at Vienna, was
on the point of leaving his post for a
visit to America when he was sud
denly stricken by a serious illness,
according to a cablegram received
today from Vienna. . Rublee was con
veyed to a sanitarium where an op
eration was performed upon him.
Last advices indicate it was success
Wife oi Dr. Miller
Cixscent City Sobs
; ' Out Her Story.
Visitors at White ; Houso
Predict End Within
10 Days. !
HAD LONG KEPT SILENT
Desired to Prevent Public Scan
dal for the Sake of Her
v j Young Son.
- Blairsville, Pa., July 14.-rCIasping
her 12-year-old oy to her heart and
with tear3 streaming down her chocks
Mrs. L. Cora Miller, wife of Dr. Miller,
charged with the killing of Banker
Sayler at Crescent City, 111., Sunday
night, told her story of the affair lo
the Associated Press today.
"I have known of my husband's inti
macy with this woman for two years,"
she said, "and like Sayler, rather than
lei. the world put shame on my boy,
I kept silent. I plead with the womau
tc let my husband return to his family
and was laughed at for my trouble."
Told cf Kxpertences.
"The couple went away together sev
eral times,' telling me of their exper
iences afterwards. Two years ago my
husband one day told me he wanted
nie tahave Mr. and Mrs. Sayler call at
our -house. I met Mrs. Sayler. For
months my husband insktd that I call
on her even after I had been warned
that my domestic happiness was r:i
Jeopardy. Rather than let friends see
that I was even cognizant of my hus
band's fondness for this woman I kent
up my sociaj duties with her.
Kept Ip for a Year.
"However, after a year of hypocrisy
on both my part and this woman's, I
told her frankly the scandal in which
she had dragged my hu: band had gone
far enough and that I would tell tli .
world what I knew to try to regain ray
husband's love. I love him still and
stand ready even now to go to him in
his trouble. I wired the sheriff i.t
Wetseka today I stood ready to come
im mediately if needed. !
Left Home Week Ago.
'I left Crescent City a week ago to
day and thought if I stayed quietly
with my mother here perhaps my hus
band would miss me and want me back
with him. I heard of the shooting only
yesterday . and then not directly. !
don't know hardly where to turn in my
Bnaineaa Affair. Tangled.
"The doctor's business affairs art
tangled. He has little or no money to
employ lawyers for his defense. Ho.v
ever, I'll stand by him to the last, for
I love him better than I do my life."
The Millers were married here 13
ears: ago. One child was born to the
couple a year after their ..- marriaga
They left Blairsville two' years ago for
Crescent City. , j :
Wife Not at Funeral.
, "Watseka, 111., July J.4. Arrange
tnents today for the funeral of JB.
Sayler, the banker who was tragically
piain "at Crescent City Sunday, were
simple aud i did not include the pres
ence of the widow, who with Dr. W. L.
Miller, alleged slayer, is in jail here.
Mrs. gayler today requested to bo per
mitted to attend the funeral, but was
refused by the sheriff.
- For Sake of Daughter.
I Watseka, III., July 13. That J.
B." Sayler, the Crescent City banker,
E who was slain Sunday by Dr. Vv It.
I Miller, remained passive for the sake
1 of his 17-year-oid daughter, Goldie,
while the talk of alleged intimacy of
hls wife and Miller-was rife not
--uiy in ma nome town, oui in oiu'.t
. J 1
Washington, : July 14.-i-Friday at
American League park, two teams of
- congressmen, divided' on ' political
lines, will line up for a baseball game
i the proceeds to be devoted to the
.Playgrounds association. The two
; teams have been selected. The tri--'
umphant republicans are to be cap-
. I a 1 . r . C
vH"V j; laiueu Dy ncpreseniauve leiier m
.',.. Pennsylvania, a former professional
baseball player, and the unrecon
structed democrats by Representative
Kincaid of New Jersey, an earnest
rharitv nnrtor whn Hops not know
' J,' much about the game.
rne democrats will line up as ioi
lows: McDermott, Illinois, center field.
Kincaid, New Jersey, Gatcher.
James, Kentucky, first base.
Hughes, New Jersey, left field.
Garrett, Tennessee, third base.
Driscoll, New York, right field.
O'Connell. Massachusetts, short
stop. ; , ' ' '
Larner, Texas, second basJ.
.parts of the country, is asserted by
the dead man's closest friends. On
this theory alone they are able to
account for the banker's uncomplain
able silence during the last two years
while it is said Miller has, with
growing frequency, been Mrs. Say
ler's guest at her home and her com
panion on h'ng drives and rambl3i
through woods and on hunting expe
ditions. Feared Tragedy.
"He Eeenu'd to fear some tragic sol
ution of the situation," said V. R.
Nightingale; treasurer of the bank
yesterday. "Whenever he left the
city during the last year or so-it was
his habit to seek privacy, after which
he would reappear with a bulky en
velope containing papers. Should
anything happen to him. ho always
told me, I was to open th packet
and to follow the letter instructions
contained therein. After each trip
but the last, he destroyed the papers
ujHn his return, lie was away a lit
tle while ago, but when lie came
back, he failed to follow his prac
tice. That packet. I believe, is lock
ed in his private box in the bank's
vault. Whether it will shed any light
on the tragedy which ended his life,
I cannot say. The coroner has the
key, and will open the box later."
IS THIRD DAY OUT
Glidden Automobile Tourists
Depart from Chicago for
WILL COVER 175 MILES
Two Cars Penalized as Result of Sec
ond Hun but Accidents Are
Chicago, July 11. The Glidden tour
i:ts began the third day of their an
nual reliability run shortly before 7 to
day, headed for Madison, Wis., a dis
tance of 175 miles, where the auto
mobilists will stop for the night. The
running time schedule for the trip is
S hours 20 minutes.
Welcomed at Chicago.
Cbicago, July 14. The Glidden au
tomobile tourists arrived in Chicago
y stcrday under 1 he escort of mem
bers of the Chicago Motor club en
thusiasts, who journeyed to South Chi
r;igo to meet the incoming racers and
lo pilot them to the Congress hotel,
where the second lap of the endurance
The run yesterday was from Kala
mazoo, Mich., 143 miles, and was made
under a torrid sun and over sandy
fads. The roads were good until
XiU-s, Mich., was reached, and after
that they were heavy and dusty, and
stoiod with deep ruts. The only acci
dents of the day were minor ones.
Two cars were penalized, and two
curs had not arrived when the penal
izing committee adjourned. The cars
penalized were: Brush No. 103, run
about; Chalmers-Detroit No. 3, "Blue
bird," each 4-10 of a point. The cars
not arriving were: Brush No. 104, run
about, and Mclntyre No. 10. Both were
penalized Monday, together with the
Chalmers-Detroit No. 2, which was pen
alized yesterday. .
MARTIAL LAW IS DECLARED
Failure of Honduras to Pay Soldiers
Leads to Trouble.
New Orleans, July 14. -According to
passengers arriving from Central
American ports martial law has been
proclaimed all along the coast of Span
ish Honduras. The cause leading up
to this condition isthe failure of the
government to pay its soldiers and
o Ulcers the sums demanded and an at-
j tempt to take possesion of certain
, pmpcriy Dy ine latter,
BALL FOR CHARITY
Heflin, Alabama, and Robertson,
Mr. Tcner Is- more cautious. He
says that in. view of the sedentary
Uvea led by most members' of con
gress he propones to have a flock of
substitutes on hand. Consequently
he announces most of his line-up iiw
pairs as. follows:
Thomas, Ohio, third base.
Anthony and Vreeland. New "iork.
first base. -
Cole. Ohio and Butler, Pennsyl
vania, right field.
Dawson, Iowa, and Taylor, Ohio.
Ttner and Morehead, Pennsyl
Bennett, New York, second base.
Longwortu, Ohio and Slcnip, Vir
ginia, center field.
Burke. Pennsylvania, and Denby
Gaines, West Virginia and Hawley,
PITCHED BATTLE WAGED
IN STREETS OF TEHERAN
Teheran, July 14. Fighting in the
streets of Teheran became more ser
ious at midnight when the Persian
Cossacks opened a heavy artillery
fire on the nationalistsvrtoNit that
hour attempted to rush !hi Cossacks
position from the north and east.
The nationalists succeeded in oc
cupying a' garden close to tho house
of Colonel Liakhoff, military com
mander of Teheran, where they arc
now being shelled by the Cossacks.
Rifle and artillery fire has been prac
tically . continuous since yesterday
morning." "" ". ""
Repenting Turklnh IliNtory.
Teheran, July 14. Recent events in
Turkey are being repeated in Persia.
The constitutional forces, the advance
of which on Teheran for a time was
not considered serious, are now in
possession of the greater part of the
city, which they entered yesterday
without encountering any organized re
sistance. While Sardarasad and Siphadar, the
leaders in the movement, concentrated
the attention of the royalists by dem
onstrations to the west, a strong body
of nationalists and Bakhtiaris made
their way unnoticed around to the
north, from which point the capture
of the city was not difficult.
The guards at the northern gates
were disarmed and the invaders march
ed in, the foreign section leaders tak
ing up their quarters in the old Mej-
liss building. . This gives the nation
alists command of the city, with the
exception of the artillery square and
the drill ground adjoining. The roy
alists are badly situated to make fur
ther resistance, and the Cossacks, un
der command of Russian officers, re-
KEEP LEON LING
Lenvcr, July 14. It is stated by
Chinese here the Chinese government
following the report of tli Chinese con
sul at New York upon the Elsie bige!
case, has set the seal of official ap
proval upon the protection of Leon
Ling by Chinese Masons and that he
will never be found with . the assist
ance of his countrymen.
Legation Discredits Report.
Washington, July 14. The Chi
nese legation officials discredit the
statements attributed to Chinese in
Denver that the government of China
has set the seal of official approval
on the protection of Leon Ling by
Chinese Masons and characterize
them a3 unworthy of credence.
Try Three for Massacres.
Constantinople, July 14. An Im
perial irade issued yesterday orders
the trial by court-martial of Djcvad
Mey, ex-voli of Adana; Moustapha
Pasha. - tho miiitarv rnmrnamtor nt
Adana and Youseff Bey. governor of
Jebelibreket in the Vilayet of Adana
on the charge that they were Impli-
caed in the Armenian massacres of
last April. -
The Russian Think I'll stay here for a
main 'outside the city entirely cut off
from their comrades in tho artillery
The strictest discipline is being main
tained by the nationalists, who are
placing guards at the; gates and other
toinls as the royalists are disarmed.
The nationalists' leader in a note to
the Russian and British legations guar
antees security of life and property to
foreigners, adding that nothing is de
manded from the shah but a real con
stitution. Siphadar 'U.eady has sum;
moiied' tlTe' members of the Mejliss to
witness the opening of parliament.
The invaders lost only one man while
making their entry into the city. The
loss to the royalists is unknown, but
cannot be heavy, as the Cossacks were
the only defenders to offer resistance.
They kept up a desultory fire last
night, and occasionally made use of
their, artillery." There is much ill feel
ing against the Russians, and the na
tionalists are endeavoring to prevent
any incident that might justify a Rus
sian force entering the city.
The populace is enthusiastic over the
advent of the nationalist forces. They
throng the streets wearing red badges
and offering encouragement to the rev
The occupation of the Persian capi
tal by the nationalists is a direct re
sult of the insistence of the Persian
people that the shah govern the coun
try under the constitution of Jan. 1,
190". The shah signed this constitu
tion when he, ascended the throne, but
from the first he showed an inclina
tion to disregard it and finally with
J. GOODE DEAD;
WAS OLDEST EX-
Norfolk, Va., July 14. John Goode,
aged 80, statesman, lawyer and sol
dieiv died today following a stroke of
paralysis. Goode was affectionately
known in late years as the, grand old
man of Virginia,, and was without doubt
at the time of his death the most con
spicuous man in the state in point of
years and honors. He was the sole
survivor of the Virginia secession con
vention and the oldest ex-mcmber of
the national congress. He was also a
member of the confederate congress.
SUED FOR MILLIONS
" Jackson, Miss., July 14. The Retail
Lumber Dealers' association ; of Mis
sissippi and Louisiana was sued today
in the chancery court at Lexington
under the anti-trust statute" for the
recovery of penalties aggregating $14,-
1 184,000. It is alleged an - offending
agreement was entered Into by 72 con
i cerns which are admitted as members
' of the association.
Promise of Reappearance
Evelyn Thaw Fills Court
MORE TIME IS GIVEN
Judge Rules That Alienists Must i:.v-
a mi ne Prisoner in the Open
White Plains. July 14. The prom
ised reappearance of Evelyn Nesbit
Thaw as witness for the state served
to fill 1 he sopre'nie crm twwi ton?
before the resumption today of the in
quiry into Harry K. Thaws mental
condition before Justice Mills.
When court opened Thaw's attorneys
offered additional testimony along the
line of that given by the previous day's
witnesses who had expressed their be
lief in Thaw s sanity. District Attor
ney Mack t-aid Mrs. Thaw would be
called this afternoon
Ak for Time.
Thaw s counsel asked that he be
given 21 hours' notice in which to pro
duce his alienists prior to a physical
examination of the plaintiff by expert
This was conceded by Clark. Justice
Mills remarked the mental examina
tion of Thaw by alienists should he
conducted in the open court with Thaw
on the witness stand.
S'lil-;trliMli as Ever.
White Plains, N. Y., July 14. Eve
lyn Nesbit Thaw, as pretty as ever,
petulant and school-girlish, and dressed
in, the familiar blue which she affected
so much during the trial of her hus
band, Harry K. Thaw, for the murder
of Stanford White, was on the stand
for more than an hour before Justice
Mills in the supreme court here yester
day, subpoenaed by the state in its
light to keep Thaw in the asylum for
the criminal insane at Matteawan.
And though called by the state in an
endeavor to prove Harry Thaw Irra
tional, what Roger Clarke, the deputy
attorney general, drew from her lips
created rather a favorable impression
for her husband: She was excused
from the stand shortly after 4 o'clock,
but was rcsubitoenaed by the state and
will probably appear again today.
Killing; Fnvwn Evelyn.,
Mr. Clarke tried hard to got her to
admit that Thaw had threatened her
lite when she visited him on one oc
casion after his commitment to Mat
teawan. But, turning appealingly to
the court, she repeatedly refused to
answer Mr. Clarke's questions, and af
ter a dash Tietween counsel. Justice
Mills ruled that he would hold tin?
conversation In which the threat was
supposed to have been made a confi
dential one between husband and wife.
and therefore privileged until the state
presented proof to show that Daniel
O'Reilly, the New York lawyer, who
was present at the time, was not then
acting as counsel for both Mr. and Mrs.
Thaw. This Deputy Attorney General
Clarke promised to do, and Mrs: Thaw
was excused after Identifying a num
ber of papers in her husband's hand
CONSUL GENERAL IS ILL
William A. Kulilee, Stationed at Vi
: 'enna, Submits to Operation.
New York, July 14. William A.
Rublee of Wisconsin, consul general
MAN IN THE CASE
Ella Gingles in New Light as
Result yef Canadian's Tes
timony. HAD HIRED HER AS COCK
Photographer Identifies Dress Be
longing to Another as That
Worn at Sitting.
Chicago, July 14. Walter E. McCor-
mick, a photographer of Bcllville, Can
ada, was the first witness called in the
Gingles case today. He testified he
had taken a photograph of the defend
ant some time in June or July of last
year. He did not know her under the
name of Gingles, and said she gave the
name of "Miss Wilson." McCormick
identified the dress worn by Miss Gin
gles when the picture was taken,
which Prosecutor Short said belonged
to Mrs. Thornton.
Employed as Cook.
David Thornton of Bcllville was next
called, and he said he had employed
the defendant as a cook. ,A week after
she came to his home she became ill
Thornton explained the nature of the
girl's illness, saying it entailed the ne
cessity of an operation at that time.
While he was speaking Miss Gingles
bowed her head and seemed about to
In Man'H Company.
"Did you ever see Miss Gingles in
a mans company:
"Yes, once I saw her jostle a man
near our home and kiss him mauy
Thornton reemployed the girl after
her recovery and placed her in charge
of his house. She finally left, saying
her sister, was dying in Chicago.
WET WEATHER AIDS ,
BIG WHEAT BOOST
Bulge to New Uecord Price I Jesuit of
Inability to Got Grain on the
. Market in July.
Chicago, July 14j July wheat made
a sensational advance of 50 cents per
bushel on the board of trade today,
when it jumped to $1.25 during the j
first half hour of trading. This price
eclipsed by 4 the previous high point
for the season. The bulge today was
due to the extremely urgent desire of
many traders to cover short sales in
view of the poor prospects of any con
siderable movement of new wheat to
market this month owing to rains hav
ing Intel fered with harvest operations
in the west and southwest.
July has been in a congested condi
tion ever since the closing of the cel
ebrated "deal" in May delivery, and
when the traders sought to buy July
wheat today there was almost none to
be had. .
Later, July sold at $1.27, a gain of 7
cents over yesterday's close, closing
at $1.2C to $1.2C"4J.
. Bodies Taken From Mine.
Madrid, July 14. It is reported from
Belmez that a score of bodies have
been taken from the coal mine where
the explosion Monday entombed over
Sultan's Brother Dead.
Constantinople, July 14. Prince Su
leyman EfTendi, brother of the sultan of
Turkey, died today of heart failure.
BIGAMIST SAID TO
HE CANNOT RECALL NAMES OFV.
San Francisco, July llJ-Chrlstian
C. Johnson, who was senlednced at
San Jose to serve seven years in the
penitentiary for bigamy, is reported
to have confessed that he is the mys
terious "John Madson" wanted in many
parts of the country for matrimonial
ventures and systematic swindling of
women under promise of marriage.
Johnson's alleged confession, how -
ever, is so full of inconsistencies and
so at variance with statements he has
made since his arrest , last week that
the police are not inclined to give It
full credence. In this confession John
son declares that he has been mar
ried to so many women, that he can
not count them off-hand. ,
1: "In 1906," he says,,"! quit my. busl
ness of buying horses and from that
c i .
No LessThan 400 Amendments
Disposed of Customs ' .
Court. Stands. ' -
Washington,. July 14. Nearly all the
presidential congressional callers toda
agreed the tariff bill will be out of the
way within the next 10 days. , jV,
('lma Court Staada. , .. :
Iii the conference on the tariff bill
today the representatives of the house
agreed to accept' the senate custom
court provision. , . . i e , .
Uinpose of 400 Items. -
Washington, July 14. By passing;
over the cotton and woolen schedule
without taking up any amended para
graphs, and skipping the disputed
points connected with the rates dn
lumber, the tariff conferees were able
yesterday to dispose of . -about 400
amendments. This number, however,
includes subjects that were settled
tentatively Monday and Saturday. ?
Mauy important subjects, such as the
house drawback feature of the alcohol
paragraph, rates on oil cloth, and var
ious items under the head of litho
graphs were submitted to the sub-conferees.
DineuHM Tax Amendment. .
Washington, July 14. For the sec
ond time the corporation tax amend
ment was yesterday subjected to close
scrutiny at the cabinet session. ' It was
introduced by Attorney General Wick
crsham. The 2 per cent tax on aet
j jmmiis: wao icuutxu iu j. per ceui.
ana otner cnauges . made which con
vinced the president it was ready to
be sent to" congress.
It will, however, remain with the at
torney general until the conferees are
about ready to report.. . V
AUTO TIRES TAKE
A JUMP UPWARD
. M ... i ' ' -it
Advance in Price of .i'rom' 15'to 25
per cent in Effect Friday i
Rubber Cost Cdtise.
New York, July 14. In view-of thj
increased price of manufacture, the
price of crude rubber having doubled
within the last three months, Ameri
can tire makers have issued a cir.cular
to automobile manufacturers and -dealers
announcing an advance of from 15
to 25 per cent in all tires, effective
next Friday. " . ;
YESTERDAY IN CONGRESS
Washington, July 14. Following is
a summary, compiled from the official
proceedings, of the work of both -
houses of congress yesterday r.-V .;'-
SKXATK The senate was In session
20 minutes, adjourning- at 12:20 until
Friday. The major portion of the' time
of the sitting- was devoted to a discus- . , -'
sion of the unanimous consent a (Tree- '
ment not to t raiiKuct any business whit '
the tariff conference ,1s in progress. .' t
Senator Carter tried to. have passed a -bill
perUiininK to the affairs of the Dis-
triet of Columbia on the ground that .
the bill was "such a little one" that no .
harm could result fnom its passage. ,.
But Senators Lodfre and Culneraoi:. -
stiuidinijr guard over the Interests of '
the two sides of the chamber, objected ' " ;
anil thus prevented action. . '- .'j
not SB The house was not In sea- .
sion,- : ' . ' , ;
"" ' - ','''
Governor Johnson Improves. .
St. Paul, July 14. Governor John- '
son, suffering from stomach trouble, la - 5
reported much better this mornirig. j :; --
day to this I have been making in? ;
. ! J 1-1
living uy marrying auu malting 10 ve
to women, getting their money and
then deserting them." i ':.,. v.. -r
Kept I'oor by .Wives. ..'v jjVr
. One of his most amazing .feats, ;ao
cording to hia own ; confession. wa .
I making love to 10 women at one tlihe
. in Portland,-Ore. , He says he put.au.
j"ad" for a wife in two 'papers and got
1 500 answers. . While he admits, thathe1
! got money from most of his wives mail
that his marriages were art of a
j rich-quick: system, Johnson declares .
. that in every instance he. spent. Xh .
money, he received upon, the victim
herself. . ; - ' -.' .' k ';
"They kept mi lroke all the time," ' ,
is the way he expresses ft. , . - - ..
He married the first , of his - many -wives
in Springfield. Mass., in 1905. '