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FIFTY-EIGHTH YEAR. NO. 253.
THE ARGUS. TUESDAY. AUGUST 10, 1909. TEN PAGES.
PRICE - TWO CENTS.
LOOKS LIKE VAN SANT FOR
SERGEANT TELLS OF THE
NOT ACCEPTING THAT KIND
OF G. A. R.
KILLING OF LIEUT. SUTO
Formei Rock Islander Has
but One Rival at
Opposition Concedes an Even
Chance Much Interest
in the Contests.
Salt Lake City, Utah, Aug. 10 The
second day of the 43rd annual encamp
ment of the Grand Army of the Re
public was largely one of holiday mak
ing and good fellowship, but there was
considerable interest manifested in the
friendly fight between ex-Governor Van
Sant of Minnesota and Judge William
A. Ketcham of Indiana for the chijf
command, and the contest between At
lantic City and St. Louis for the next
Partial Pull Takpn.
A partial poll last night , is 6aid to
have shown ICO Van Sant votes out of
a total of about 400. Keteham's man
ager concedes 100 votes, claims 100,
and calls the remaining 200 doubtful.
.As between Atlantic City and St. Louis
the issue is even more uncertain.
Have Triple Fight On.
There is a triple contest for the na
tional presidency of the Woman's Re
lief Corps, with Mrs. Jennie I. Berry
of Iowa. Mrs. Belle Harris of Kansas,
and Mrs. Melissa Caylor of Indiana as
The council of Ladies of the Grand
Army of the Republic, Andersonville
prison board, council of the Daughters
of Veterans, council of the Relief
Corps, National Press correspondents,
and National Association of Ex-Union
Prisoners held business meetings to
day. 30,MM at Ope n in sr.
i Salt Lake City, Aug. 10. The first
day of the 43rd national encampment
of the Grand Army of the Republic
found 20,000 veterans and visitors
Of the 14 past commanders in chief
now living, five are in attendance.
They are General S. S. Burdett of
Washington, Eli Torrance of Minne
apolis, John R. King of Baltimore, Cor
poral James Tanner of Washington,
an5 General Charles G. Burton of Ne
A reception in honor of Commander
in Chief Xevitis and staff was given
by the Woman's Relief Corps last
night, 3.000 being present.
Campfires were addressed by Com
mander in Chief Nevius, Senior Vice
Commander in Chief J. Kent Hamil
ton, Past Commanders in Chief Burton
and Torrance; Mrs. Marf E. Gilman,
national president of the Woman's Re
lief Corps, and Genevieve Longfield
Lane, national president of the Ladies
of the G. A. R.
Every state of the late confederacy
has a delegation here. Between them
' Louisiana and Mississippi have muster
ed about 15 veterans, while Texas
Fends 20. Georgia has furnished the
largest delegation from the far south.
MOTORCYCLE RACE STARTS
Ninety-nine Machines Leave Cleve
land for IndianajHilis.
Cleveland, Aug. 10. Under ideal
weather conditions the start of the an-
WOMAN BOSS CAUSE OF WALKOUT AT
ELGIN INSANE ASYLUM; 2. RESIGN
Elgin, 111., Aug. 10. Dissatisfaction
among the employes of the Elgin state
hospital that followed the removal of
a man as superviisor three months ago
and the installation of Miss Curry
Breckenridge in his place culminated
yesterday in the resignation of 22 em
ployes. More resignations are prom
ised. Yesterday's walkout followed closely
" the refusal of the board of trustees
and the superintendent, Dr. Vaclav
Podstata, to grant a formal demand
made by the employes that Miss
Breckenridge be removed or transfer
red. The petition, which was signed
by 34 of the attendants, was present
ed on Saturday to Dr. Podstata and
Dr. Woodworth, president of the board
of trustees, by a. delegation of em
ployes. The demand was flatly re
r Nine of the 22 employes quit at noon
yesterday, while the 13 others resign
ed, to take effect Aug. 17.
Too Particular, It la Said. .
The , principal reason for the de
mand that Miss Breckenridge be re
nual endurance run of the Federation
of A'merlcan Motorcyclists was made
from here today. Indianapolis is the
finishing point. There we A 99 en
tries. The first four contestants were
sent oft at C o'clock and the others
followed In divisions of four at 1 min
ute intervals. The riders are expected
to make an average of 20 miles an
FLAG COMES DOWN
Greek Emblem Lowered in Is
land of Crete at the In
stance of Powers.
TURKEY MAKES A PROTEST
Grecian Government Assures Turkey
That It Ha Had No Hand
in the Matter.
Canea, Island of Crete, Aug. 10
The Greek flag, which was run up over
the fortress ami the Cretan military
barracks here on July 27, the day af
ter the evacuation of the island, by
the international troops, was lowered
yesterday as a result of the protests
of the four prniifting powers.
Greece Itrpliea to Turkey.
Athens, Aug. 10. The Greek gov
ernment has banded to the Turkish
minister a formal reply to the porte's
note of several days ago, which asked
Greece to expivss its disapproval of
the annexation agitation in Crete and
formally to declare that it had no am
bitions regarding the island.
The reply is a long document. It
protests formally against the com
plaints contained in the Turkish note
and gives instances of Greece's con
stant endeavor to maintain frank and
friendly relations with Turkey and to
draw closer the bonds uniting the two
countries. It recalls the enthusiasm
with which the Greek element in Tur
key worked for the triumph 'of the
constitutional regime there.
Leave It to Power.
Also in the Cretan question, the note
continues, the Turkish government
( itself has several times had the occa
, sion to proclaim that the conduct of
Greece has" been frank and loyal.
I Then, declaring that Greece can only
'leave the question of Crete to the pro
'tecting powers and conform to their
decision, the note repeats the assur
ance that Greece, being in no way im
plicated in the annexationist move
ment in Crete, will preserve the same
correct' and loyal attitude that it has
I in the past.
SWEDISH STRIKE FAILS?
Culm Prevails anil Knd of Trouble
Seems at Hand. ,
Stockholm, Aug. 10. Perfect calm
prevails throughout the country this
morning. There are further eviden
ces that the gen. ral stride will result
OVER THE ALPS
Chamonix, Frunee, Aug. 10. The
balloon, Sirius. l as succeeded in fly
ine over the AId. Ther nirshin lpft
here Sunday under the pilotage of
M. Spelterine, t ho had with him
three passengers. They landed safe
ly at a point near Locarne at an al
titude of 5,400 f e t.
moved was, accordi i ; to the employes,
that she is "too cr ieal," particularly
about the care of tl ward and the at
tendants private ioms. The com
plaints were invest ated, and declar
ed "flimsy and un portant" by the
superintendent and ustee,
"We have 13C c ployes," said Su
perintendent Podst: i last fright. "The
fact that 22 have i dgnta will make
little difference in t e management of
the institution. Th r places will' be
filled Immediately. ,: :ine of those who
feel the most bitter lready fcnve been
released."", .i, '. .. ' .
May Wearly All dolt.
Employes claim th it their "walkout
will more than inccivenience the in
stitution, and lntimae that 40 attend
ants, almost, the entire force of the
south ward, will have resigned before
the affair ends.
Miss Breckenridge came to Elgin six
months ago from Kentucky, and, being
a trained and experienced jiurse, was
given. Immediate 'charge of the ward
with the title of supervisor. Last
night she .Te fused to discuss the walk-
out. ; '
Taft (to the cowboy who is riding across the country to bring him an invitation) "My son, your intentions
are good, hut you are an administration too late."
CHINA RECEDES FROM ITS
DEMANDS UPON JAPANESE
Pekin, Aug. 10. Japan has made
reply to the last Chinese communi-
ation regarding reconstruction of
Uie Antung-Mukden railroad in
which Peking agreed that the line be
of standard guage and suggested the
resumption of negotiations on the
other points at issue. It is probable
that will be done. China is today
taking a more favorable view of the
situation and, the tension of the last
few days is noticeably relaxed.
In l.wnjc Conference.
Peking, Aug. 10. The Chinese for
eign board and the grand council have
been in consecutive conference with
Prince Chuen, the regent, on the Jap
anese situation since the issuance of
Japan's note announcing its intention
of proceeding immediately with the re
construction of the Antung-Mukden
railroad without China's cooperation, f
Liang Tun-Yen, the president of the
board of foreign affairs, was received
n audience by the prince regent yes
erday. The regent showed great anx
iety at Japan's attitude of coercion,
which was supported by Great Britain,
and urged a settlement in order not
:o provoke Japanese violence.
China TlelilM All.
It is learned that China has virtu
ally unconditionally acceded to Japan's
demand that the railroad.be made of
IS NOT TO RETIRE
Archbishop Keane Denies He Is
to Give up Duties of
BUT WILL HAVfc COADJUTOR
Meeting of Officials of Dubuque Arch
diocese Called for Purpose
St. Paul, Aug. '10. Archbishop John
J. Keane, who is visiting Archbishop
Ireland here, says the statement from
St. Louis, that he contemplated re
tiring from active duty is misleading.
He said today: "I have called a meet
ing of officials of my diocese for
Aug. 18 at Dubuque to petition the
holy see to appoint a coadjutor to as
sist me in my duties. This gave rise
to the rumor,
"At my age I have felt I ought not
to try to carry the whole burden of
the diocese on my own shoulders. In
any case the appointment will not be
made for a month.
-Henort Prom St. I.oIn.
St. Louis, Aug. 10. Rev. D. S. Phe
lan, editor of the Western Watchman,
has received official news of the resig
nation of Archbishop John Joseph
Keane, metropolitan of the archdiocese
of Dubuque, and the calling of a meet
ing for the appointment of a coadjutor,
Aug. 18, when the venerable prelate,
who has long been in ill health, wili
go into retirement, '
The irremovable rectors and con
suitors of the archdiocese are to hold
standard gauge, and is willing to ac
cept any reasonable compromise, but
is debarred from giving a treaty con
sent on account of Japan's suspicious
attitude in forcing the guage question,
in claiming for the $ntung line advan
tages existing on the South Manchur
ian railroad, and through its refusal
to negotiate the latter question. Japan
insisted on postponing consideration of
the- South Manchurfan question until
the Antung-Mukden railroad was re
constructed. Would Waive Objection.
China, in its formal reply, offered
to waive its objection to the standard
gauge, provided Japan waived its claim
to policing the railway as well as min
ing and other privileges in the region
which, if granted,- China declared,
would place the railroad on a political
and economical basis, as were some
i ail ways formerly granted to Russia.
However, the note said, if Japan was
determined to go ahead with the re
construction of the road, China was
Richard Golden, Dies Suddenly.
New York, Aug. 10. Richard Golden,
the actor, died suddenly today on board
the houseboat Stroller in Gravesend
bay, where fhe was the guest of John
a session in Dubuque, at the arch-episcopal
residence, Aug. 18, when names
will be suggested for a coadjutor of
LACROSSE WELCOMES RAIN
Breaks Worst Drouth Experienced in
liast il" Years.
LaCrosse, Wis., Aug. 10. The worst
drouth in 37 years was broken today
when the first rain since July 2 fell.
Crops through this section were im
Count Still Alive.
Berlin. Aug. 10. The rumor that
Count 'Zeppelin, inventor of the dir
igible balloon had died, Is without
ELEVEN DEAD IN
A HOTEL BLAZE
Vancouver, B. C, Aug. 10. Eleven
lives were lost when the Okanagan
hotel at Vernon, B. C, burned today.
IS COMING TO 131
COUPLE IN DUEL
Husband and Wife Fight With
Revolvers in Own Parlor
BABY DAUGHTERS WITNESS
Woman Dead and Man Probably Fa
tally Wounded Jealously Be
lieved to be Cause.
Chicago, Aug. 10. Jealousy led to a
revolver duel between husband and
wife yesterday, fought before their
two baby daughters. The woman is
dead, and the husband lies in the Peo
ple's hospital suffering from probably
mortal wounds. The principals in the
domestic traedy, which occurred in
their house at 281S Lowe street, were
Philip Spizzirri and his wife. I
Before the pair engaged in their last
quarrel both back and front doors ol
the house were locked and barred. No
sounds were heard by the neighbors
until ra revolver shot startled them
followed by a second shot, and, aftei
a short interval, by two more shots.
When a policeman hurriedly sum
moned by persons in the neighborhood
battered down the rear door of the flat
he found Spizzirri lying face downward
on the parlor floor. The woman's
body was lying full length on a couch
in the same room. One revolver lay
several feet in front of the man's
head, as if he had flung the weapon
forward when he fell. Another re
volver lay alongside his body, and a
stiletto was on the head of the couch
near the woman's face.
HanicM Crouch, Terror Stricken.
A single sob from a back bedroom
attracted the policeman's attention and
he ran in to find two babies wide eyed
and white faced. Emma, 2 years old
was sitting on a little crib and Mary,
3 years old, was standing crouched
against her small sister. They were
too terror stricken to talk and too
frightened even to cry out.
A movement of the man drew the
patrolman to the parlor again and he
"What has happened here?'
"I don't know," came the muffled
"Did you shoot her?"
"She shot first and then you fired?
the officer Interrogated.
"Yes, that's it."
The man moved his hands to his
throat and the policeman and neig
bors grasped them awav. A- letter
Italian, written with lead pencil, he
had torn to small, bits. He refused
tell the police the contents of the
fetter, but upon further questioning
said his wife had been receiving the
attentions of other men, naming Louis
Puzzo, a barber, who lives at Nine
teenth Btreet and Archer avenue.
"We quarreled about it," the man
muttered, "and she shot at me."
MINE TROUBLE AUGMENTED
More Nova Scotia Workers Strike for
Springhill, N.. S., Aug. 10. Labor
troubles in the coal mines of this prov
ince -were further increased -today,
when "about 2,000 employes of the
Cumberland - Railway and Coal com
pany struck following a refusal of
employers to accede to their demands,
principally the recognition of the un
U0LINE MAN GETS
ONE OF THE FARMS
Ernest C. Grasser Secures No. 220 in
the Couer d' Alene Land
Couer d 'Alene, Aug. 10. With
the opening of the application of
John L. Schuler of New Berlin, 111.,
the second day of the great Indian
land drawing started here today.
Schuler takes number 1.501. Before
night the entire list of 3,000 names
for the Couer d 'Alene reservation
will have been completed.
A number of Illinoisans were
among the successful ones in the
first day's drawing, but no one from
Rock Island appears to have secured
i piece of land. Ernest C. Gasser
jf.Moline secured No. 220.
FOR GULF COAST
-Severe Disturbance Near Mouth of
Rio Grande and Moving To
ward the North.
New Orleans, Aug. 10. Storm wan
ngs for the Texas coast were issued
it the New Orleans weather bureau
his morning. A storm of apparently
aarked intensity is now centered OV2
he gulf southeast of the mouth of the
tio Grande and ig moving northward.
Conditions make it unsafe for ships in
he miJdle and- western portions of
rells Irrigation Congress that Cir
cumstances Demand Rig For
Spokane, Wash., Aug. 10. Gifford
'inchot was the center of interest in
he National Irrigation congress todav.
fhe chief of forestry told what he
.nought of the Roosevelt policies as
against the suggestion that too much
mblic lands were being kept fro null-?
lse of homeseekers. The other end
f the argument will not appear until
ater in the week when Secretary of
he Interior Ballinger . will deliver an
IGARS IN FREE OF DUTY
Philippine Smokes to Number of 500,
San Francisco, Aug. 10. By tela-
rraphic order from Assistant Secretary
if the Treasury Reynolds 500.000
Philippine cigars were released from
)ond yesterday and admitted free of
luty under the new tariff laws. Un
ler the old tariff theduty duty would
ave amounted to $20,000.
AND 300 LOST
Durham, Aug. 10. The British
cruiser, Pandora, returned here to-
Ifiv offoi on iinciiAooccfnl caarh rt
UU M MOUVVVUU a. U ft j
eight days duration for the British
steamer, Waratah, which with 300 (
persons on board has been missing .
since July 26. . J
CUMMINS BOOM FOR PRESIDENT
SPROUTS WHEN SENATOR GETS HOME
Des Moines, Aug. 10. Five thousand
of his fellow townsmen, cheering and
waving flags, greeted Senator Albert B.
Cummins as he stepped from a Rock
Island train upon his arrival home from
Washington last evening.
Accompanied by a large reception
committee in automobiles and followed
by a long procession of citizens on
foot, the senator was escorted to a
downtown park, where he was hailed
by speakers, who formally welcomed
him home, as one of the leaders of the
Crevrd Cheer. Wildly.
Every mention of Senator Cummins
brilliant fight for lower duties brought
cheers from the throng which crowded
around the speakers' stand. - A picture
of the senator bearing the inscription,
Differs From That of tho
Dead Man's Fellow -Officers.
WAS ORDERED TO HALT
Continued to Run and Four
Shots Were Fired Sister
on Witness Stand.
Boston, Aug. 10. In an interview
attributed to Sergeant Arthur Todd
of the U. S. marine corps published
in the Post today, it is stated if he
should be called to testify at the in
vestigation into the death of Lieuten
ant James Sutton, his testimony
would be exactly opposite that given
by Sutton's fellow officers. Todd left
early today for Annapolis'.
Ordered to Halt.
In describing the shooting, Todd
says, "I was corporal of the guard
on the night Sutton was shot. From,
the place where I was standing I saw
a figure about 250 feet away. ' saw
Lieutenants Adams and Osterman,
and recognized them. A man who
was in his shirt sieves started to run
and I heard a voice cry 'Stop run
ning. You're under arrest.'"
Four Shot Fired.
"The man ran on and once more
I heard the same voice repeat the
cry. The man paid no attention and
ran on and then the next moment I
saw a flash and heard a revolver re
port. There were three other shots
and the man who was running drop
ped. . ' '
"I ran over to him. It was Sutton.
I saw a hole in the man's forehead
where there was a ragged entrance
and a hole back of the left ear where
the bullet came out clean."
Mother la Recalled.
Annapolis, Aug. 10. When the
court of -Inquiry now : investigating'
the death of Lieutenant James Sut
ton. Jr., opened today. Mrs. Sutton,
mother of the dead marine officer,
was recalled to the stand and iden
tified two letters written by her son.
Mrs. Rose Sutton Parker, sister of
Lieutenant Sutton, told of interviews
in her room at Carvel hall with sev
eral young lieutenants.
DIAMOND JO BOATS LATE
Quincy Arrives from South and St.
Paul Is on Way.
The steamer Quincy arrived in port
this afternoon at 12:45 from St. Louis,
with a large list of passengers. The
boat was several hours late, owing to
the low stage of water. About CO pas
sengers enjoyed the sight-seeing trip
around the three cities by railway.
They will leave Davenport at 4 o'clock
on the I. & I. railroad , for Clinton,
where they will again board the boat.
The steamer St. Paul, on its way
south from St. Paul, will be at least 12
hours late, and will not arrive in Rock
Island till tomorrow; morning at 6
o'clock, because of the low water. -
The Ruth was down and the Marion
was north and south. The Columbia
came in from the south.
The stage of water was 3.50 at 6
a. m. and 3.G0 at noon.
IS GRATEFUL TO FRIENDS
Miss Schneider Appreciates Honor
Conferred I'pon Her.
Miss Gertrude Schneider, who was
elected Exposition fire queen in the
two week's voting contest , which
closed Saturday, wishes to express her
gratitude to her friends for the sup
port they gave her.
Cummins for President in-1912," was
carried through the crowd and caused '
much enthusiasm. Mayor A. J. Ma this,
created another hurst of enthusiasm
when he expressed the hope that Des
Moines might some day be able to wel
come Cummins home as president in
stead of senator. !
Give Ilia Reaaoaa.
In response to the speeches of weK
come Senator Cummins made a short
address, in which he stated briefly his ,
resons for voting against the Payne
tariff bill. . .
"We all know that the protective tar-"
Iff is the fundamental doctrine of the
republican party' hesaid, "but I do
not believe that .fundamental doctrine
was wisely applied in the law Ju8'
passed, and therefore I voted against
it, I have no apology to make'i-
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