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FIFTY-EIGHTH YEAR. NO. 248.
THE ARGUS, WEDNESDAY. AUGUST 4,' 1909. TEN PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
HO CHICAGO CAR
GET CLEW TO
: Spain Seems to be Coming Out of This Morocco. Trouble in Usual Style
OF TWO ST. LOUIS CHILDREN
President of Employes
Says Danger is Not
WILL TRY TO SETTLE
Company Preparing to Resist
and Claim to Have 5,000
Detroit, Aug. 4. "A strike of em
ployes of the Chicago street railway
eystem would be impossible before
next Sunday at the earliest," declar
ed President W. D. Mayon of the
Amalgamated Association of Street
and Electric Railway Employes here
,o Ordrr Br fore Monday.
"The proceedure which is neces
sary under the laws of our organiza
tion would make it practically , im
possible to order a strike before Mon
day. Before a step of this nature is
taken every means of peacefully set
tling the controversy between the
men and the employers must be
Prepare to RenlMt.
Chicago, Aug. 4. Active prepara
tions to meet the strike are being
njade by the street railway company.
The old power bouse is being litted
as sleeping quarters for the strike
breakers. E. L. Reed, who organiz
ed the company which broke the
'teamsters' strike in 1905, stated that
he had 5,000 men competent to han
die the street cars on call. The state
board of arbitration Is coming to Chi
cago to assist in "warding off the
OF ENDJJF RIOTS
Spanish Authorities Hack Up State-
uwnt by Partially Lifting the
Madrid, Aug. 4. The government
today issued an official announcement
saying the crisis in Spain is now at an
end and the country tranquil from the
Bay of Biscay to the Mediterranean.
The release of Senor Igleslas, editor
of El Parogreso, and certain altera
tions in the censorship is considered
the best evidence the ''anger Is past.
Madrid, Aug. 4. General Maria re
ports that he Sunday trapped the
Moors who were in the Mt. Gugura
foothills Jy maneuvering several Span
ish batallions in front of the Moorish
position, drawing them on. Meanwhile
the battleship Nunancia moved down
the coast, and the warship and fort
poured a concentrated fire upon them.
The Moors broke and retreated disor
derly, leaving many dead.
The Moors last midnight attacked
the uncompleted blockhouse and were
repulsed. The Spanish loss was one
officer killed and 14 men wounded.
The Moors rained bullets three
hours unon the little fortress. Six
companies of the Spaniards hurriedly
reinforced' their comrades and dis
persed the enemy.
During the fighting the Moors de
stroyed 150 metres of the railroad.
Many of their dead were carried off ;n
the retreat. In a captive balloon sent
up yesterday observations were made
of 51 gorges and ravines of Mount
Guruga, where thousands of tribes
men were seen preparing for a great
Louisiana Pastor Accused of Various
. Crimes in 31 True Bills
New York, Aug. 4. Thirty-one in
dietments aeainst Rev. John J. Holt-
greve, pastor of the Catholic church
at Plaquemine, La., were returned
by the grand jury today. Twenty
eight counts , charge, crimes against
nature and three alleged criminal
. A.. A nrm-rnlo Vnlen.
the republic of Colombia by the na- Z r V , ulLCU ,,a
if" i. 'oa n fiii-th ,.nMolredlnosI,ita,lt- I hav ad a thorough
term of General Reyes, resigned.
Flaherty-Heads K. of C. -Mobile,
Ala., Aug. 4. Jame3 A. Fla-
herty of Philadelphia was today ejected
supreme knight of the national bo.ly
of the" Knights of Columbus. M. II.
Carniody of Grand Rani'K Mich., was
ejected deputy supreme knight.
Woman Denies Attempt to KiU
Lawyer at Waldorf As
BULLET STRIKES A PEN
Would-be Slayer, Win Is an Actress
ami Prominently Connected,
Is lacked Up.
New York, Aug. 4 That the bullet
from her little SL'-ealibrr revolver that
stiuck and slightly injured William D.
Craig late yestenlay in the corridor of
the Waldorf-Astoria was Intended for
herself, was tin- declaration of Mrs.
Melville Castle loday at police bead-
quarters. Craig, who is a lawyer, sne
said she had known since he was a
child. Denying the imputation she
had forced her attention 'on him, she
declared on the other hand he had
been following her so persistently for
the last five months she was afraid he
would compromise her.
. Saved ly Ilia Pen.
The bullet struck Craig's silver
fountain pen. inflicted only a slight
wound, and then dropped harmlessly
into his coat pocket. Craig was about
to enter the elevator when Mrs. Castle
tried to detain him. lie shook her off.
She then placed the muzzle of the lit
tle revolver within an inch of his coat
and filed. When detectives arrived,
the woman wan seated on a lounge
weeping hy.-tciieally: At the police
station she said her occupation was
insurance agent and she Is a sister of
Captain Henry Scott, U. S. A., station
ed at Fort -Morgan, Ala. She pointed
to Craig, pleade dthat he forgive her,
and said,: "He is the cause of my
trouble. lie has thrown me over."
Craig said he will press a charge
against the woman.
Well Kuiihi la San Franoliwo.
San Francisco, Cal..; Aug. ' 4. Mrs.
i Castle is a daughter of II. H. Scott, a
prominent merchant. Her brother
Henry, married a daughter of Admiral
Sampson. She became an actress af
ter her husband went to the Alaska
gold fields. She made her debut in
1900 in New York and later entered
WILL NOT STOP COINING
Lincoln Pennies Go Despite
Criticism of Them.
Washington, Aug. 4. The new is
sue of Lincoln pennies will continue
in circulation despite criticism that
the initials of the designer appear
rather conspicuously on the coins
That was the statement made at the
treasury department today.
Arms Broken in Fight.
Clinton, Iowa, Aug. 4. Charged with
attacking Christ Petersen, his father-!
in-law, and breaking both his arms,
Charles Wilke, a wealthy Clinton coun-1
ty farmer, was arrested yesterday. J
SENTIMENTALITY MORE HARMFUL TO
NEGRO THAN BRUTALITY, SAYS T. R.
iTTJabe, Aug. 4. Theodore Roose-.healthy and prosperous settlements.
vpU nnd son. Ki-rmir. arrived here and it would be a calamity to neglect
this afternoon from Nairobi and the
former performed the ceremony of
laying the corner stone of a new mis
sion church and school for while
Nairobi, British East Africa, Aug. t.
Theodore Roosevelt and , his son.
Kermit, were the guests of honor at a
public banquet in Nairobi last night.
Frederick J. Jackson, governor of
British East Africa, was chairman, and
175 persons sat at the tables. Captain
Sanderson, the town clerk of Nairobi,
read an address of welcome to the. for
mer president of the United States, and
afterward handed to him the addreia
inclosed in a section of elephant tusk
mounted in silver ami with a silver
chain. The American residents of the
protectorate presented to Mr. Roosevelt
a tobacco box made of the hoof of a
rhinoceros, silver mounted; the skull
of a rhinoceros, also mounted in silver.
and a buffalo head. .-
Thnnka nrhlxh Kant African.
, Mr. Roosevelt, in reply to the toas
i proposed by Governor Jackson, said:
- " ,J" Opportunity lu
fdu .am immensely interested
in me iuuiiuv aiiu us poS.llDlUUes Tta
an . abode for white men. Very largo
tracts are fit for a fine population and
IT LOOK DARK FOR THAW
White Plains, Aug. 4 "Yesterday j
was the best day I have had yet," said
Harry K. Thaw today, while waiting
for a continuance of the hearing on bis
application for discharge from,-the
state hospital for the criminal insane
Charles Morschauser, Thaw's attorney,
it became known today is getting
ready to prove his client's alleged de
lusions as regards Stanford White's
treatment of young girls, are well
CroHM Kxaminea Expert. .
Ho continued bis questioning of ex
perts this morning with 'Dr. Austin
Flint on the stand as the first witness.
Flint yesterday asserted Thaw was a
paranoiac and incurable.
Say lie In Degenerate.
Dr. Carlos 1 Macdonald, president
of the New York state commission on
lunacy, followed Flint. He declared
Thaw now suffered from "paranoia
of the degenerate type." By "degen
erate" he explained was meant a
person that has never attained a nor
mal type. He pronounced Thaw in
curable. Might Improve In Anyliuii.
Witness said the regularity of life
at Matteawan might improve Thaw's
condition, although it could not ef
fect a cure. On the other hand, the
continuance of such a life as the
evidence indicated Thaw's to have
been, would have been partially veil
ed. He dwelt upon the liability of a
recurrence of outbreaks like Ibat
which resulted in the death of Stan-
ford White. 1
Frivolou In Court.
He characterized Thaw's manner
them. But the settlers must be of the
I believe that one of the best feat
performed by members of the while
race in the last 10 years is the building
of the Uganda railroad. I am convinc
ed that this country has a great agrl
cultural and industrial future and it ?s
the most attractive playground In the
world. It most certainly presents ex
cellent openings for capitalists and am
ple inducements should be offered
them to come here. The home mak?r
and actual settler, and not the specu
lator, should be encouraged In making
thisj while man's country.
I'leadH for Juatiee for Negro,
"Remember that righteousness and
our real and ultimate self-interest de
mand that the blacks be treated justly
I have nd patience with sentimental
Ists, and I think that sentimentality
does more harm to individuals than
brutality. Therefor I believe In help
ing the missionary, of whatever creed,
who Is laboring sincerely and disinter
estedly with practical good sense.
"It is natural that I should have a
peculiar feeling for the settlers. They
remind me of the men in our west with
whom I worked and in whose aspira
tions I so deeply emphasize."
In conclusion, Mr. Roosevelt drew a
comparlson. of the conditions as -ha
had found them In British East Africa
with 4hos that confronted the pio -
neers of western America.
on me witness stand at the present
hearing as "frivolous" showing no
proper appreciation of the import
ince of the proceedings or of his own
Three Say lie In Inaue.
White Plains, N. Y., Aug. 4. Three
"f those medical men known as alien
ists, who have become such a familiar
part of modern criminal court pro
cedure, united in the supreme court
yesterday to make it unpleasant for
Harry K. Thaw, who killed Stanford
White and was adjudged insane, but
now demands his release from the Mat
teawan asylum as a mentally normal
All three testified that he was In
sane, and when Thaw took the stand
briefly, after some disconcerting testi
mony, he was plainly ruffled and nerv
ous, but Mr. Jerome dismissed him
afLer a few comparatively unimportant
s- Appeared Without I'nr.
Of the alienists who testified Dr.
Austin Flint... Dr. William Hirsch and
Dr. Amos T. Raker the last named
gave testimony of the most importance.
He is acting superintendent of Mat
teawan and appeared as a witness
without compensation, the only alien
ist In the case with this distinction.
Justice Mills railed attention to this
fact and took a hand in questioning
him. Dr. Baker said that In his opin
ion Thaw was not only insane now.
but a dangerous person if at large.
Dr. Hirsch varied the general verdict
by declaring Thaw a "degenerate par
anoiac." Charles Morschauser, Thaw's attor
ney, attacked this testimony with ev
ery legal expedient. In Dr. Flint's
case he endeavored to show that he
had given contradictory testimony in
two previous cases where be appeared
as an expert. He caused Dr. Hirsch
some unhappy moments by inquiring
about a book he is writing.
llii-Mfli m IHMeoncerted.
"Did you in this book claim that
Jesus Christ was a paranoiac?" he
The alienist's reply was that he
would not like to give any opinion on
The alienists yesterday delivered
their opinions of Thaw in answer to
Jerome's hypothetical question, only a
small part of which was read. It dealt
mainly with Thaw's family history and
his early life.
OF POLICE OUT
Chicago. Aug. 4. George ' M.
Shippy, chief of police of Chicago
in a letter received by Mayor Busse
today, tenders his resignation on the
grounds of ill health. Shippy is now
at Petoskey, Mich.
PRICES OF VEHICLES
GO UP 10 PER CENT
Chicago, Aug. 4. Announcement
was made today at the conclusion of
the meeting of the Wholesale Ve-
hide Manufacturers that prices will
be' advanced 10 per cent. .Increased
.cost of materials and labor. is given
as the reason.
WANT YOUNG MEN
Three-score Years the Dead
Line in Weather Bureau
MORE GINGER IS REQUIRED
Older Members of Service Will be He
tired to the I .ess Kesponsible
Washington, Aug. 4. Old men make
way for the younger blood. This in
effect is the intimation which has been
sent along the line of the United States
weather bureau field service by Chief
Willis L. Moore. It means in plain
English the day of men over three
score years of age occupying high po
sitions in that service is passed.
Young men of vigor and snap are being
pushed to the front to fill their places.
Men who have reached the age above
ndicated will not be let out of the
service, but will take less Important
ChanRea Already Made.
Striking illustrations of the fact that
his Is to become the settled policy of
he bureau is indicated by changes
which have just been made in stations
JOHNSON SAYS WEST MUST THROW
Seattle, Wash., Aug. 4. "It Is time
that the west throw off the shackles of
the east. I would preach no sectional
livisions and no sectional strifes, but
Minnesota and Washington and the
states between them, with those to the
south of us, should arise in their might
and claim for themselves that fair
share of influence in the halls of con
gress and in the administration of na
tional affairs to which they are entitled
by every law of common sense, as well
as of political economy." This was
the declaration of Governor John John
son in his address at the Minnesota
day celebration at the Seattle exposi
"We, as an integral part of the
American people, should cast our in
fluence and our votes not only to ad
vance the material interests of our own
particular section, but we should be
broad enough and big enough to labor
for the common good of our common
country," said the governor.
Drarivrd of Juntlrr.
We have in the states west of the
Mississippi the undoubted balance of
power, no matter under what name the
national administration at Washington
exists. In the years that have passed
our population and our material wealth
have not enjoyed that representation
to which they are entitled, and, fur
thermore, our leaders have been con
tent to follow in no small measure the
leadership of men who represent rela:
tively small constituencies and smaller
Tne governor then made the remarks
quoted In the beginning, and con
tinued: . . :"jCF5H
"It is time,, indeed,' that the great
northwest should come Into its own,
and by the force of its energy, the abil
ity of its sons and the cooperation of
its various constituent parts exert an
Influence for good. Not only; as to its
own particular prosperity, but to that
at Philadelphia, Indianapolis, Cincin
nati, and Nashville, all of which points
have been filled by men whose ages
are between CO and 70 years, but
whiJli from now on are to be occupied
6y younger men.-
WORKERS SLOW TO
JOIN -IN STRIKE
Situation in Sweden More Threaten
iug but There Is. No Actual
Stockholm, Aug. 4. The labor con
flict in Sweden shows signs this morn
ing of becoming more acute. While
the ranks of the strikers are consid
erably swelled, the general strike call
ed for today has not yet become en
tirely effective. Many organizations,
although sympathizing with the strik
ers, hesitate to join them actively.
Employes of the street car lines and
cab drivers stopped work this morn
ing and neither cabs nor street cars
SLIGHT EARTHQUAKE FELT
Barely Noticeable at California Cities
Xo Damage Done.
San Jose, Cal., Aug. 4. A slight
earthquake shock was felt in this
city at 10:30. It caused little com
Son Francisco, Aug. 4. The
weather bureau observer reports the
occurrence of a slight earthquake in
the city at 10:26 this morning. The
movement was so faint, however, it
was not generally known to have oc
YESTERDAY IN CONGRESS
Washington, Aug. 4. Following is
a summary, compiled from the official
proceedings, of the work of both
bouses of congress yesterday:
SENATE When the senate met It was
at once apparent that opposition to the
conference report on the tariff bill had
collapsed, anil an agreement was soon
reached to vote on the measure at 2
o'clock Thursday. The western sena
tors agreed to vote on the bill at that
time' under the understanding that n
concurrent resolution would be passed
correcting the hide and leather sched
ule. The ohanse .will make manufac
tured leather. dutiable at let instead of
T-ST' OmV" Senator Cullrson said h
would seek to have cotton bagging In
cluded in the concurrent resolution.
Mr. Alclrich. In replying to Mr. New
lands, said that the conference' pro
vision giving the president power to
secure information on the maximum
and minimum clause would be found
more effective than the senate clause.
Senator flapp attacked the conference
report and Senator MoOumhor support
ed it. At 1:0 Stlie senate adjourned un
til noon today.
IIOITSK After being in session seven
minutes the house took recess until ?.
o'clock yesterday afternoon. In answer
to Mr. Clark of Missouri, Mr. Dalzell of
Pennsylvania said the adjournment was
moved in order that the members might
take action on the urgent deficiency
appropriation bill, and that the tariff
bill would not bo brought in. When
the house reconvene?! there was a very
slim attendance, and the report was
SHACKLES OF EAST
at the country at large, to which every
element invites it."
The speaker declared that the call of
ihe west, among other things, is the
call for patriotism and progress, for
emancipation from every form of old
world and new world caste and privi
lege, from the tyranny of wealth and
birth, and alike from the dominion of
the trust and political machine. Gov
ernor Johnson -gave an interesting ac
count of the growth and development
of the west, its industries and re
Attack Protective Tariff.
"Not only in foreign commerce, but
in the progress of American shipping,
Fs the west a prime factor in national
development," said he incidentally.
"Fifty years of national folly In the
enactment of navigation laws and high
protective tariffs have crippled Amer
ican shipping, until over 90 per cent of
our Atlantic commerce is carried in
foreign bottoms. Notwithstanding this
half century of maritime shame, the
United States flag floats today over a
merchant marine of about 4,000,000
registered steam tonnage, which car
rles to the markets of the world nearly
200,000,000 tons of American products.
But on what waters float the colors of
this merchant marine, and what freight
do these American ships carry? One-
half of this vessel tonnage Is on the
great lakes, while the Pacific coast,
the great lakes and the Mississippi
combined boast nearly 70 per cent of Denver. Aug 4. In a resolution in
the total. And the freight which It troduced by Alderman Hyder the board
carries consists of the great staple pro- ' of aldermen was asked last night to
ductions of the west on their way to use its influence to obtain, for Denver,
eastern and foreign markets the pro- the fight for the heavyweight cham
ducts of that great army, of western pionship between Jeffries and Johnson,
yeomen, who demand no fostering The city's Interest, the resolution de
hand of government and ask only fo dares, would come from the advertise
that justice and freedom to which ment received by reason of the attend
they are entitled by natural right un- ance of people from all parts of the
der the guaranty of our constitution country. The resolution was referred
and our flag." : ; to the judiciary committee.
Important Arrests Made
by Police in Mysteri
Believed Victims Were Secret:
ed in Trunks and Sent to y
St. Louis, Aug. 4. Three-additional
arrests were made early today In the
kidnaping of the Viviano children, who
were taken from their home bere Mon- v
day and are being held for a $25,090
ransom. With the arrest of the sus
pects tbe -police announced they be
lieve the children were put in trunks
and shipped out of the city.
Shipped Trunk to Chicago.
The suspects were Pietro Fanaro, u
grocer, and his two employes, Laman
tia Giroloma and Domino Lutlico. Giro
loma admitted taking three trunks from
the home of Joseph Pagano, who is
also under arrest, to an express office.
The clerk of the express office said
the trunks were shipped to Chicago.
Through fear the father of the kidnap
ed children refused to accompany offl- '
cers to Chicago. Giroloma claims two
men rode to the express office with
him,-and says he had nothing to do '
with the shipment of the trunks.
The distracted relatives of the miss
ing children are reported to be willing
to pay the ransom of $25,000 demanded
by the abductors. ' : n
The activity of the police has re
sulted in numerous arrests of persona
suspected of knowledge or complicity-,
in the crime. The seemingly most im
portant prisoners yesterday were Jos
eph Pagano, his wife, Fannie, and his
mother-in-law, Rosa Dragota. The
women were released later but,Pagano
still is in custody.
It is saiSFThat Samuel Turrlsl who
alleged to have coaxed the children
away was ceen at Pagano's honiefter
the kidnaping accompanied by two
Trunk at Chicago.
Chicago, Aug. 4. The trunks which
figure in the kidnaping of the
two Viniano children from St. Louis,
are at the main warehouse of . the
Adams Express company in this city.
They will be opened upon request
from the St. Louis police. The trunks
arriv last nignt. The consignee,
according to the address on the ship
ment is "Bernadotte Louis" while in
the waybill it appears as "Benedetto
ouis." Neither of these names ap
pears in the city directory. .
Tint In Trunk.
. During a telephone conversation be
tween the chiefs of St. Louis and Chi
cago, the former stated be did not be
lieve the bodies of the children were
In the trunks, but thought the missing
children were with the man to whom
the trunks were consigned.
THREE WOMEN DIE
IN AN IOWA LAKE
Party of 12 in Skin and Gasoline
Launch When Both Craft
Sink. - .
Clarion, Iova, Aug. 4. Mrs. C. S.
Bennett. Hazel Hudelson and Eva Por
ter of this place were drowned In Elm
lake last evening. A party of a dozan
girls had crossed the lake in a gaso
line launch with a row boat attached
and were returning, when the row boat-
began to sink and the girls crowded
onto the launch, which went down witn
all on board. Several people heard '
cries of distress and heroically rescued
all but three. '
Drowns in Hennepin.
Neponset. 111., Aug. 4. Will Swear
inger of this place, 24 years old, was
drowned while fishing In the Hennepin
canal near Sheffield Monday evening.
TO DID FOR FIGHT?