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FIFTY-EIGHTH YEAR. XO. 2G0.
THE ARGUS, WEDNESDAY. AUGUST 18, 1909. TEN PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS,
SUTTON'S DEATH EITHER
AN ACCIDENT OR SUICIDE
WELL AIMED SHOT LOWERS
Beverly, Mass.--By Hank, I'm the Government for the Time Being
FLAG OF GREECE IN CRETE
Naval Court of Inquiry
Decides No Murder
ALL DEAD MAN'S FAUL1
Relatives of Lieutenant Will
Try to Get Congressional
Washington, Aug. IS. The naval
court of inquiry into the death of
Lieutenant Sutton of the marine corps
has found the officer came to his death
either by accidental shooting or by
suicide, but just which it was not able
The court decided no possible charge
of criminality lies against any of the
participants in the fray, except Sutton
himself, and he is directly and solely
responsible for his own death, which
was self inflicted, either intentionally
or in an effort to shoot one of the per
sons restraining him, and that his
death was not caused by any ovher in
The court found that Lieutenants
Utley, Evans and Willing had failed
in their duties in not disarming Sut
ton, but recommends, in view of their
youth and inexperience, that no fur
ther proceedings be taken. The court
says that the charges of murder made
by Mrs. Sutton are purely imaginary
and unsupported by even a shadow of
evidence, truth or reason. The ver
dict was approved by the judge advo
cate general of the navy and Acting
Secretary of the Xavy Winthrop.
Refune to Tnlk on Advice.
Neither Mrs. Sutton nor her daugh
ter, Mrs. Rose Sutton .Parker, would
ray anything concerning the verdict,
under advice of their lawyer, but it is
certain they will bend every effort to
have congress make an investigation
of the case. . . -
HEAT WAVE ENDS
AT KANSAS CITY
But There Were 10 Deaths Due
tligh Temperature Within 12
Kansas City, Aug. 18. With
deaths in Kansas City from heat in 12
hours up to this morning the torrid
spell in this part of the southwest was
broken. At nine o'clock the tempera
ture W33 79.
NEW OFFICERS FORC.H.&D.
Show Control of Line by the Haiti
more & Ohio.
New York, Aug. IS. Preparations
to take over control of the Cincinnati,
Hamilton & Dayton Railway company
Washington. Aug. 18. An Ameri-
.--j.-.-si i .;r TnrkPv.the central portion of Asia Minor
eeomct to be near Drobabili.y. The!
department of state is in receipt of
information to the effect that efforts
are being made by various American
enterprises to-obtain concessions in
Turkeywhich, is successful, will in
volve the outlay of a very consider
able amount of capital for investment
in the Ottoman empire.
Since the promulgation of the con
stitution. foreign capitalists have
been keenly interested in endeavor
ing to obtain a further share in the
anticipated industrial awakening of
The lack of adequate facilities of
communication, of transit, lighting,
telephone plants, harbor and irriga
tion works, gave reason to believe
that the parliamentary government
would be ready to remedy these de
' Sciences. The new regime, however,
has not been so prompt in according
the desired concessions.
frlvaf 0-waernhIp Favored.
The wave of nationalism which has
ewept over the country has caused
many to Relieve that the Turkish
government should itself manage all
enterprises, of a quasi-public nature,
such' as railroads and telephones.
Fortunately the new minister of fi
nance, David Bey, a man of talent
and financial ability, is averse to such
' The minister of public works, in a
program recently published, was
y the Baltimore & Ohio I;ailroa.1
rompany were made today wr n new
iffieerr, and directors of the former
ompany were elected. Oscar ' Mur
ay, president of the Jialtimon & Ohio
ailway. was chosen c.hairmar of th-
loard and William Cotter,
if the Pere Marquette railw;
WANT SOLDIERS 0
DO POLICE UTY
Peace Society Members Deplore Bos
ton War Game as Mistaki' aiiJ
Mystic, Conn., Aug. 18. A ihe clos
ing day of the 43d convent -n of the
National Peace society -solutions
were offered recommend' , that if
soldiers murt be maintain i! they .e
employed at police duty insii.'d.of kept
in idleness, and deploring t le mimic
war game now in progress in Mass
achusetts as a mistake a'ui ueedlesj
expense. President Taft uid Senator
Root are among the vice presidents
ATTEMPTED ROBBERY FAILS
Attack on Colorado H.b-1 Results
, liadly for the Bandits.
Colorado Springs, Colo.. Aug. IS.
Two men early today, male an unsuc
cessful attempt to rob the safe of the
Clifi'e house at Manitou. !ames Mor
row, day clerk, shot :md fatallv
wounded one of the men, Edward
Clark. The robbers escaif l, but weie
Bank Robbers Get $1,500.
Halleck. Minn., Aug. IV The Sta e
bank of Karlstad was l.roken into
early today. The robhrrs secured
$1,500 in cash and escapl.
DUMB; WRITES OF THEFT
Paralyzed .Bank .Cashirr . Scribbles
Word - Short" Took $10,000.
Little Rock. Ark., Aug. 18.-
"Short, ' scribbled It. K. Stevenson,
cashier of the Rose City bank, who
was stricken with paralysis last
The paper was picked up by Slev
enson's wife, who kamifd it to the
bank officials. .An investigation re
sulted ' ' ,' !
Yesterday it was announced Stev
enson's shortage will amount to $10,
000. Stevenson has not yet regained
THAW BACK TO THE ASYLUM
Cheerful as He leaves Jail Mother
Will Continue Ncur Him.
White Plains. N. Y., An 18. Harry
K. Thaw was taken from the county
jail back to his old quarters in the
Mattcawan asylum for the criminal in
sane this afternoon. Tlmw appeared
to be fairly- cheertul. His mother
bore up well. She will move to Mat
Rioting Again at McKees Rocks.
Pittsburg, Aug. 18. Rioting again
broke forth today at the plant of th-?
Pressed : Steel Car company at Mc
Kees Rocks One man was shot and
a number of others injurfd.
anxious for a road to be built through
from Angora, where the (German
Anatolian railway now stops, to Van
via Sivas and Harpoot. with trans
verse branches to the Mediterranean
where a port is contemplated, as
well as to Diabekir and Mosoul. The
original project of the Bagdad rail
way was partly through this region
An American compan is now en
deavoring to get this concession.
At present tne government appears
to be favorably disposed to t Vis pro
ject, which, if succesrfully Tried 6u
would require the expenditi of more
than $100,000,000. -
Railroad Concession S c,t.
Another American . conti y is en
deavoring to get the con ion for
building a railroad from A xandretta
to Aleppo and thence to th headwat
ers of the Euphrates.
Still another American company
endeavoring to obtain the telephone
concession at Constantinople, either
work It itself, wltn pisvision for its
subsequent purchase j the govern
ment, or else to insti, :he plant for
the government. - 9
An electric compans-S also workin
to obtain the telephone concession f
I he entire Ottoman empire, as well as
of Constantinople. The recognizei
American freedom from political am
'jitions or desire for territorial a
?randizement at the expense of Tu
key causes American enterprise to
stand on a favorable footing jn coin
parison with that of other powers.
FOR T. R. POLICIES
Chief Forester Pinchot Speaks
WARMS OF FUTURE NEEDS
.Meeting Likely to Take Up Matter of
Itailroad Hate Discrimination
in the West.
Denver, Colo., Aug. IS. When the
Trans-Mississippi congress opened to
day -the roll of states was called for
representation on the resolutions com
mittee and following this a.i hour was
devoted to the introduction of resol l-
ions. Gifford Pinchot, chief forester.
delivered a talk on "Commercial Con
ervation" and John W. Noble, former
secretary of the interior, spoke on
Forest Preservation and That of Our
Other National Resources."
Pinchot, with a plea for the conserv
ation of natural resources, based on
he Roosevelt policies, provoked much
enthusiasm among the delegates when
he reiterated his stand taken at Spo
kane for the protection of the natural
"It is folly," he said, "for us to say
there is land in plenty and forests in
plenty, when we know that our forests
are being depleted far more swiftly
than it is possible for us to reforest.
Plenty Only for I'rmut,
"We have forests in plenty for this
generation and -perhaps for the next
but in years to come there will be
famine a-plenty if we do not at this
time take a stitch in time. Conserva
tion on the lines laid down by Roose
velt will not only keep our present
forests, but will give us lumber when
we need it most. To save these for
ests now may require much self-denial,
but it will give the country resources
in the years to come."
West Must Do Work.
Pinchot urged reclamation, and said
it lies with the west to make fertile
with its own labor the vast tracts that
otherwise would be lost. le promised
the aid of the government in every
meritorious enterprise looking towards
May Take t'p Kail Rates.
Denver, Aug. 18. Coupled with the
possibility of renewed hostilities be
tween the Pinchot and Ballinger forces,
the trans-Mississippi Commercial con
gress, in session here, promises to be:
come the battlefield of a fight for
better rate regulation for the west.
Assertion that the fight on railroad
rates may break at any time and be
come the predominant factor in the de
liberations of the congress was mado
SNOW DEEP AT
Johannesburg, Aug. 18. -The
heaviest snow fall in many years oc
curred here yesterday. Six inches
had fallen at noon, and the storm is
still in progress. Telegraph and tele
phone service are badly disorganized
and business almost suspended. The
members of the stock exchange ceas
ed business yesterday long enough to
engage in a snowball battle.
yesterday by Colonel Ike Pryor of San
Antonio, Texas, chairman of the exe
cutive committee. He declared Gal-
eston anj Denver business men would
bring on a resolution demanding an'
quitauie revision or rail and ocean
.-ates between New York and Denver.
According to Colonel Pryor's state-
I'.ent, the ocean rate between New
Vcirk and Galveston has been, ' low
enough to provide Denver shippers a.i
incentive to bring their goods to tha
Texas port for shipment over local
ines to Denver, thus obtaining a re-
KbImp Itatr to Gnlvmton.
It is now charged that the railways
have increased the local rail rate be-
wcen Galveston and Denver to a point
where it is a matter of choice whethr
;oods are brought-viaocean or entirely
Thomas F. Walsh and John. Barrett.
lirector of the bureau of American
lepublicF, were the principal speakers
of the afternoon. Mr. Walsh made a
plea for opening vast, tracts of western
lands to the eastern farmer and the
city-bred man. He believed that th'?
answer to crowded tenements lies in
the irrigation of the arid west.
Insurance was the topic at the evei-
tng session, and the principal address
was delivered by Samuel Bosworth
Smith of Chattanooga, Tenn., presi
dent of the Ameiican Life. He said
the people of the middle west and
trans-Mississippi states paid in prem
iums to life insurance companies $171.-
Ofttl.000. He attacked the tax laws pro
nosed by various states and particu
larly the tax on corporation proposed
bv President Taft.
E. T. Campbell of St. Louis spoke
on fire waste, and Thomas B. Love of
Austin, Tex., spoke on the Robertson
law of Texas.
STORIES WERE OVERDRAWN
Mexican Earthquake Not as Severe
San Francisco, Aug. IS. Passengers
arriving from Mexican ports today on
the steamer Acapuleo, the first vessel
o bring details of the earthquakes f
July 29, 30 and 31, declare the reports
reaching this country by wire greatly
overestimated the loss of life resulting
from the disturbances. They declare
only two persons were killed at Aca
PUNCTURES THE RUMOR
Ilarriman Coming Home But Not to
Resume Business Activities.
Paris, Aug. IS. E. II. Jlarriman left
Paris this morning on a special train
for Cherbourg, where he will embark
for New York today on the steamer
Kaiser Wilhelm. Through his secre
tary he informed newspaper men he is
going to his home to rest and complete
the euro inaugurated in Europe, lie
said also he had no immediate inten
tion of resuming his business activi
ties, v '
CASHIER WEBLING IS DEAD
Was Fatally ij,ired in Fight With
Bank Robbers in Oklahoma.
Tulsa, Okla., Aug. 18. Palmer
Webling, cashier. of the Kiefer bank,
wounded Monday night by robbers
who attempted to rob the bank at
Kiefer. is dead, ah traces or tne
murderers seem to have been lost.
Earth Shock at Cadiz. .
Cadiz, Aug. 18. An earth shock
was experienced here today. Several
houses were damaged. There were no
GETS FLOOD SCARE
Pueblo, Col., Warned of Sudden
Rise in the Arkansas
THOUSANDS MOVING GOODS
Water, However, Fails to do Damage,
Though It Struck Hard Far
ther Up the Valley.
Pueblo, Colo.. Aug. 18 This city
was aroused at 3 this morning by
warnings given from the upper Arkan
sas valley that there was grave dan
ger of a flood. Within an hour 5,000
pel sons were upon tiie streets workin;
like beavers to remove stock of mer
chandise and household effects out of
Work In Needle.
' Work proved needless in most
cases, as although the river rose seven
feet above normal, there was no flood
in the immediate vicinity of the city.
Great damage is reported, however. Tu
the neighborhood of Cannon City, 40
miles from here, where the Arkansis
overflowed its banks.
-- - High ln Koyal Gorge.
In Royal gorge the river is reported
have risen 20 feet, washing out
several miles of, track on the Denvvr
ic Kio Grande railway and causing
other damage. Telegraph communlci-
tion through the gorge and w-ith the
upper valley is cut off.
Thousand Tourlnta Tied Vp.
Denver. Col., Aug. 18. Fully
i.uuu lourisrs, a large majority irom
1 Ann a. f i v I
tlin nnr.1 i 1 A X J a 1
t-ii cum, wcic iifu ui iuuay in inei
Denver & Rio Grande oassencer
trains at Pueblo, Salida and Grand
Junction as a result of the floods in
Arkansas river, following cloudbursts
in the mountains yesterday. Not
only were the tracks Washed out, but
landslides blocked the tracks alone
the Arkansas river. It is probable
it will be some time tomorrow before
traffic cao.be resumed.
TRY NEW PRIMARY LAW
Business Men's Candidate Triumphs
in Frisco Flection.
San Francisco, Aug. 18. The first
public trial of the new direct primary
law recently enacted in California was
held here yesterday and as a result
William Crocker, candidate of the bus-
tness mens committee, received the
nomination over Mausey, independent
republican, and T. B. Leland, present
coroner, wag given the democratic en
dorsement over Supervisor Ralph Mo-
Lelearn. Charles M. Jickert, candi
date of the regular republicans for dis
trict attorney, will represent that
party at the coming election.
WHEAT CROP CUT;
PRICE GOES UP
J Chicago, Aug. 18 Wheat advanced
nearly 3 cents today on a report frooi
Minneapolis which claimed the wheat
crop of North Dakota was damaged
to the extent of $25,000,000 bushels by
the excessive heat, : ; v
Win Asylum Fight on Woman.
Elgin, 111., Aug. 18. With the retire
ment yesterday of the last of the it-
tendants who hastily resigned at the
Elgin state hospital early last week
came the news that Miss Curry Beck
enridge, bead nurse, under whom the
south wing employes refused to woi.
had been relieved of half of her auth
ority at the-institution. Miss Beckon-
ridge was succeeded in two of the
south wing wards in two of the
Smith, formerly chief nurse at the
BIDS OPENED FOR
Cramps Submit Lowest Figures With
New York Ship Building Com
Washington, Aug. 18. William
Cramp & Sons of Philadelphia were
the lowest bidders for the construction
of the battleships Wyoming and Arkan
sas, bids for which were opened at the
navy department today. They submit
ted two bids, one at $4,450,000 and an
other at $4,475,000. Only one ship can
go, however, to any one firm of build
ers. The New York Shipbuilding com
pany of Camden, N.J., made the next
lowest bid. at $4,C75,000. , ;
DRUGGISTS NAME LEADERS
Election Will . He Determined by
Votes Through Mails.
Los Angeles, Aug. 18. i-The Ameri
can Pharmaceutical association yester
day nominated officers for the ensuing
year, from which the members will
ote by mail and choose officers, Tho
President Charles M. Ford, Eugeu
E. Eberlee and J. G. Godding.
First Vice President C. L. Wright,
F. B. Little and W. B. Day.
Second Vice President E. Berger,
P1!?. .c!aiid. ani J- .M- Lane-
rnira vice rresiueni t,. aaia-
R. Dickinson and Lemard
DRYS WIN -IN THE SOUTH,
Seventeen of 21 Counties Vote
Columbia. S. C. Aug. 18. In the
liquor- traffic election held yesterday
in 21 of the 42 counties, the dis
pensary won in Beaufort, Richland.
Aiken and Florence counties. In all
other counties it is reported prohibi
tion wins by decided majorities.
Charleston city voted for the dispen
The gains by the prohibitionists in
yesterday's election are expected to
lend impetus to the fight for state
wide prohibition. For the last two
years mere has been a strong ma
jority in the house for state wide
prohibition, but in the senate there
has been a majority of from two to
three votes against the measure.
BLUE ARMY IS LOSING IN MIMIC WAR;
REPORTED IT HAS
-Bridgewater, Mass., Aug. 18. In an
attempt to back up his isolated left
,: anA tn nllt an pflwtive hnrrier to
. . rr.i.i it
lne aavance ol .e..e,u.
Bliss' red army of Invasion in tlie war
maneuvers. General William A. Pew,
Jr., today ordered his right wing to
execute a retrograde movement from
their position at Titicut' Station to the
;i;tv of smith Tinnpnn where the
brigade will be directly in the rear of
Robbins' Pond, headquarters of the
blue army. The movement began at 3
this morning and at S the militiamen
were marching through Bridgewater.
Kxprrf ;raeral Clank.
The general engagement, which did
not materialize yesterday, was expect
ed to occur today in the neighborhood
of Halifax, Llymton or Duxbury.
Last night was a most trying one on
the militiamen in camp. Rain fell In
Drrlarrd to Br a Frnmrna.
Myricks. Mass.. Aug. 18. The red
and blue war that is now raging in
the Boston Buzzards bay district of
Massachusetts is a "frame-up" for
the reds. This was learned from an
authoritative source. The blues
have no show at all. it is asserted, the
purpose of the maneuvers being to
"boost" the war game as now being
conducted under the regular army
The premise upon which the pres
ent mimic war is based is that Ger
many, and perhaps other European
nations, are now ready to invade a
foreign country, the United States, i(
need be, on a moment's notice. This
has led the military authorities of
this country to look to their fences.
and they have come to the conclusion
that the Atlantic coast Is very inade
quately protected. j
Defease Are Poor. -
The purpose of coast defense man
euvers, suclvas were indulged in by
Jackies From Four Pow
ers Land and Take t
SOME LEFT ON GUARD
Will See That Nothing Further,
Is Done by Islanders to v
Canea, Aug. 18. The Greek .fla,
raised three weeks ago by the people r r
of Crete in defiance of the sovereignty
of Turkey, was lowered at sunrise this
morning by a party of international
blue jackets. There was no resistance
on the part of the Cretans.
v. Taken Dowa by Shot.
A well directed shot fired by one
of the parties of bluejackets brought
down the flag staff of Canea fort and
with it the Greek flag. Most of the
bluejackets then returned to their
ships but small detachments repre-
senting each of the four powers were
left behind in occupation of the bas
tion of the fortress to prevent any -attempt
on the part of the Cretans .
to raise another flag.
MRS. SHELBY Fl
CULLOM IS DEAD
Washington, Aug. 18. Mrs. Shelby
M. Cullom, wife of the Illinois senator,
died shortly after 12 today. Mrs. Cul
lom had suffered from heait trouble
for a long time. Funeral arrange
ments have not been completed.
TO HAVE UNION STATION
Chicago Promised a $30,000,000 Af- ;
7 fair in Near Future. ' . "
Chicago. Aug. 18. The oMuQiofi
station in Chicago will be replaced V .
by a $25,000,000 structure according
to an announcement made yesterdayC'.-
The new building will be erected on I;." f'V
plans in harmony with? .the' "citar.'"'
beautiful" idea, and Will be opposite - ";
me i,uuu,uuu terminal wmcn tne : . -. i
Northwestern is building.' . . .' -The
railroads planning the new'.'.fVV'.'
project are Pennsylvania. Panhandle, ,
Alton. Milwaukee and Burlington.: A
$30,000,000 terminal is under con
sideration by the officials of the Chi- '
cago & Western Indiana railroad for . -Polk
street and Twelfth avenue.
NO CHANCE TO WIN
the 13th infantry of Brooklyn last
June, is to increase the efficiency of
the coast defense forts, and It Is
now conceded that the few fortified
harbors along the eastern coast are
now we nigh impregnable.
But long reaches of coast Jine are
wholly at the mercy of the overseas
enemy, and it is conceded that while
cities like Boston and New tork are
impregnable from sea attack, they
are extremely vulnerable from the
land side. j
Consequently, were the red army;
to be defeated in the maneuvers of
this week, militarism such as flour
ished under the regime of President
Roosevelt would receive a serious
Grarral Wood Arrang-'a Attack.
General Leonard Wood, who is
now the senior major general of the
United States army, and who is slat
ed to become major general in com
mand of all the land forces of the
country after he leaves Governor's
island, is an enthusiast on this war
game, and it is pretty well conceded
that he has arranged this attack on
Boston to boost it.
The program as outlined for this
week includes the presence of the
red army in Boston by Thursday
night. And it is a foregone conclu
sion that they will then play the role
of victors. Ultimate victorv for the :
reds would also redound to the credit I
of the regular army, whose officers
are directing the movements of the
reds as opposed to the blues, who are-
generated and officered exclusively by
militiamen. . -
Blues Face Defeat. . ,
At the conclusion of yesterday's
maneuvers. In which the army of the
red under Brigadier General Tasker
H. Bliss is striving to defeat the
army of the blue, commanded by
Brigadier General William A. , Pew,
Jr., and capture Boston, the army of
the red bad made a material advance.
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