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FIFXY-EIGIITII YEAH. XO. 261.
SElf WEST POINTERS tET
OUT FOR HAZING SUTTOM
THE ARGUS, THURSDAY, AUGUST 19, 1909.
PRICE TWO CENTS."
' AUTOS FAST
A North Pole Probability if this Lincoln Penny Fad Keeps Up
OF IHWOLIS TRM
Taft Acts After Rigid In
VICTIM WAS ON GUARD
Seriously Injured in Fray
Brother of Officer Recently
West l'oint. N. Y.. Aug. 19. By
direction of President Taft seven cad
ets were dismissed from the milita.y
academy today for being involved 'n
the hazing of Rodando Sutton, brother
of the late Lieutenant James X. Sutto l
of the naval academy, whose death
was investigated at Annapolis recently.
Thimr Who Are .ITeeted.
The cadets ordered dismissed are
John J. Booker, Jr., of West Point,
Georgia: Richard V. Kocker of Kan
sas City: Earle V. Dunmoie of Utici,
X. Y.; Chauncy C. Dcvore of Wheel
ing, W. Va.; Gordon Lefebvre of Rich
mond, Va.; Albert E. Crane of llawar
den. Iowa, and Jacob S. Fortner of
Uoiliam, Ala. All are in the third
tlass except Booker, who was in the
Attacked While on iinard Duty.
The charges were made several
weeks ago that Sutton was assaulted
while on guard duty, walking a lonely
post, and beaten down by men wrap
ped iu sheets and masked with pillow
cases. He was almost dazed and was
sent to a hospital suffering with se
vere injuries. On account of the law
passed by congress to stop hazing at
the military academy a rigid investiga
tion was made.
New Alarm Spread Along Ar
kansas River by Reports of
More Heavy Rains,
MUCH DAMAGE DONE NOW
.Numerous Trains Tied l, Tracks Be
ing Washed Out or Carried Into
Denver, Aug. 10. Trains blocked in
the lonely mountain passes, with
tracks washed away, or in some in
stances pitched into canyons hundreds
of feet below, people driven from their
homes to seek safety with their be
longings iu higher places these were
the scenes revealed tt daybreak today
along the overflowed Arkansas river.
Alarmed by another cloudburst at
Four Mile creek, near Canon City,
last night, scores of people in the low
er sections of Pueblo and other, points
passed the night in rescuing house
hold effects from the danger line.
Torrent In Uorae.
The famous Royal Gorge, walled iu
by rock 1,000 feet high, has been wash
ed by a torrent for almost 4S -hours,
and railroad tracks have been : wept
out. Trains on the Colorado Midland.
Denver & Rio Grande, and other rail
roads, most of them carrying eastern
tourists, have been detoured over cir
TO FIND POLE?
Paris, Aug. 19. A dispatch from
Triest says, according to a telegram
received from the captain of the Ital
ian steamer Thalia, now at Hanimcr
fest, Norway, Walter Wellmr.n left
Spitsbergen Aug. lt in his dirigible
balloon, bound for Ihe north pole. He
had a favorable wind when the start
FISHING BOAT LOST;
11 MEN DROWNED
Lunenberg, Nova Scotia. Aug. 19.
The Gloucester fishing schooner Or
inoco capsized here today. Eleven
men 'were 5 drowned. All are Nova
New Telegraph Code Costly.
One member of the Illinois Manu
facturers' association, according to
John "M. Clonn,' secretary, has stated
tli.-u if he proposed change in tele
giaph code rates goes into force Sept.
1 it will cost his firm more tha 00,
(M)0 before it can complete a ne ode.
In other words, the company outd
have to send its messages at iular
rates during (he time the code ' s
ing made, and this member fi; es
will take 12 monlha to niake i
BY COURT MAI! VIAL
Negro Mixed in Fatal. Box in. Bout
Having Trial on Battles!: p
Vermont at Sea.
Washington, Aug. 19. A wireless
message was received at tbe navy
department today from Rear Adinii-.il
Schroeder saying . David Williarup,
mess attendant on the battle -hip Ver
mont, is being tried by e ft iuir
tial at sea on the charge f man
slaughter. This is a seo to the
boxing match which ocum.. on the
Vermont off Provincetpwii. .Mass..
several weeks ago when llarison H.
Foster, another mess attendant, died
soon after the match was over.
SEE GERMAN WATERWAYS
Americans Ik-gin Ivuropcun Task with
Iiaiuicli Trip -on i:!!e.
Berlin, Aug. 19. The members of
the American waterways winmission
who are visiting Europe in search of
information as to the best methods r.f
solving the problems confronting it.
began their work yesterday. Senator J
Theodore Burton of Ohio called at
the Prussian ministry of public
A large steam launch has been
placed at the disposal of .Mr. Murton
auJ his party and it will W used dur
ing the next three days for a study
of the canals and streams adjacent
to Berlin and the upper Kibe. Pro
fessor Emory R. Johnson of Phila
delphia. George McPheison and S,
Hopkins will collect material bearing,
on the historical' development of the
waterways system of Germany. ;
NEXT MEETING AT DETROIT
Fraternal Congress " F.lc Is 'Officers
and Closes Session" i iioston. '
Boston, Mass. .Aug. l!.MJetroit was
selected as next year's ni'eting plaoe
of the national fratern;! congress.
Officers were elected as follows:
President 'Thomas H. Cannon, Chi
cago. Vice President John J Hynes, Buf
falo. Secretary and Treasurer C. A.
Gower, Columbus, Ohio.
The medical section of ;he congress
elected Dr. W. K. Harrit-m. Chicago,
president; George G. OVonnell. Chi
cago, secretary, and Dr. Elizabeth M.
NEBRASKA JUDGES NAMED
Republicans Nominate Sedgewick
and Barnes at Primary.
Lincoln, Aug. 19. 'though re
turns have come In slowly, it Is be
yond doubt that S. II. Seilgewick and
.1. B. Barnes have been nominated for
supreme judge on tin republican
The third place is in di: pute, Jacob
Fawcett and F. G. Honn-r being the
principals in the race for this place
Odds appear to favor Humer. 1 -.
Sedge wick is a former member c
the bench. Barnes is now sitting oij
the bench, as is Fawcett. -who va:
appointed by Governor Siioldon.
BIG RIOT ON BROADWAY
Police irfM-k H. ,icn and Women
for the Night as u Result.
New York, Aug. 19. Eighty-five men
and women spent the nlsht In the
Mercer street police station following
one of the most exciting- riots Broad
way has witnessed in many years. Tin;
neckwear strikers endeavored .to call
out employes of a, firm at Thirteenth
street and Broadway anl a fight
started in which more than 200 mcr
women and girls took part. During
the rioting women's waists were, torn
into shreds, and scores oi men and
women were badly beaten ji :d bruise:!.
BIG DEAL IN; AUTOMOBILES
Charles K. Bios, Forniei Rock Is
lander Buys l,oOO Mai bines.
Among the automobile notes in the
New York American of recent date is
one teilinc of one of the larcest deals
ever made in automobiles, and a for
mer Rock Islander. Charles E. Reiss.
figures in it. Mr. RelSB, who is a
brother or A. J. Reiss.-the local drug
gist, and who at one time was In the
drug business here himself, is ) ow
handling automobiles in New Y -M.
He has just contracted for 1,500 0 .i
land and Marion cars, which he ilj
during the coming season distribute to
sub-agents in the east, .
; v . - f
Up Co the Prices.
New York, Aug. 19. All gratleg of
refined sugar were advanced 10 ceni;
per hundred today.' . ' T
WILL NOT DOWN AT DENVER
Denver. Aug. Despite efforts
of leaders in the Trans-.Mississippi
commercial congress to prevent the
introduction of the Pint hot-Balling-er
controversy. former Senator
Thomas M. Patterson of Colorado,
prepared to attack Pincuot today but
Chicago Prepares for Investigation of
Revenues With View of Issu-
ing More Bonds.
Chicago, Aug. 19. Mayor Busse t-j
day appointed 10 members of a com
mission to investigate the expenditure
of the city's revenue. It is the desire
of the city .officials to expend large
sums in the next few years in improv
ing transportation facilities and in
beaut ifj ing the city and an accural
account of the city s finances is de
sired before any move is made to in
crease the bonded indebtedness of the
POSTMASTERS IN SESSION
Hundred and Fifty From Offices of
l irst Class .Meet at Toledo, Ohio.
Toledo, Aug. 10. One hundred fifty
postmasters representing as many
cities throughout the country are .it
tending the annual meeting of the Na-
ioual Association of Post masters of
the First Class, which opened here to
day. Today's session is one of a purely
routine character. Postmaster General
Hitchcock will not arrive until to
Barge and Five Lest.
Sanderstown, R .1.. Aug. 19. The
captain of the tug Valley Forge which
arrived here this morning reported the
loss of the barge Shawmont during a
gate 1 uesnay. rive oi the crew were
RICH ORPHANS PICTURED IN NOVEL?
MAY BE ACTION AGAINST CHAMBERS
New York, Aug. 19. On the ground
that the hero and heroine of Robert
Chambers' serial, "The Danger Mark,"
now running in the Saturday Evening
Post, have been so pictured as to rep
resent I-oilis Gordon Hamerley and
Katherine Livingston Haniersley, chil
dren of the late J. Hopper Hamersley,
the groat Hamersley eslatc yesterday
consulted counsel with a view to bring
ing an . action at law against author
Courtlandt de Peyster Field,-uncle
by marriage of the Hamersleys and
one of their guardians, wrote an ur
gent letter to the estate attorneys re
questing an immediate investigation to
ascertain whether the story presented
ground for a charge of slander against
the novelist. ' -
Cilrl IIuk Taulf for Mquor.
The uncle was aroused by the fact
thnt, while there was a remarkable
similitude " between the Hamersley
was curtailed in part by the action
of the congress in declining to give
additional time to Patersou, who
wished to present n resolution in
fuller form than allowed by the rules
of that body. No action was taken
on the resolution. '
IN MOROCCO SOON
Bill's Ordered by Sultan to SusH-iid
Operations Against Ihe Span
Tangier, Aug. The sultan of
Morocco .has sent a written communi
cation to the Riffs, who are opposing
the Spanish expedition at Melilla, or-
to suspend the struggle
ttntil the arrival of imperial mission.
ATHLETE TO REFORMATORY
Robert Tuintor of Beloit, Confesses
to Bobbery and Arson.
LaCrosse. Wis., Aug. 19. Robert
Taintor, the famous Beloit college
athlete, today was sentenced to the
reformatory at (Ireen Bay for two
years on a plea of guilty to burglary
and arson at a garage in this city
Monday, llaintor confessed he made
a fake attempt at suicide in order to
avert suspicion from himself in re
gard to the robbery and lire. He
comes of a wealthy family at Vir
onua. Wis. For the sake of preserv
ing the Taintor family name from
disgrace so far as the ollicial record
is concerned, Taintor .was sentenced
under the name of Arthur Dearborn.
Governor's Son'i's Recovering.
Springfield, 111., Aug. 19. Ashley De
uce n is able to be downstairs and
about the executive mansion, after a
w-eek's illness, which has caused his
parents considerable concern.
children and the two leading charac
ters lu the story, the girl, who might
otherwise be taken for Katherine
Hamersley. was represented as having
a hereditary taste for liquor, while the
boy, fitting the description of Louis G.
Hamersley, figured in t lie story as fall
ing in love with tho nurse.
When these passages in tho story
were called to the attention of Mr.
Field, he said: "That is slander, and
such matters can be settled only in
rourt If Mr. Chambers has drawn
his characters from my words and at-
triBnted to them such traits he will
have to answer for it in a court of
AKxroey Are Silent.
Immediately following this statement
Mr. Field wrote a letter to attorneys in
this city. These attorneys refused yes
terday to state whether action would
be taken against the novelist or-hot,
but practically admitted , they were
studying the story with such a Qpssi
bility in view. ," ; .-
RED ARMY SCORES
Attacking1 Forces Continue to
Push the Advance Upon
NEW CLASH TAKES PLACE
(icnernl Bliss Fngages Massaehu-
sctls Militia in Sharp Skirmish
Pembroke. Mas.Ahg J9,--In a
strenuous attempt to concentrate its j
strength against the red army of in
vasion in the mimic war the blue army
of defense, composed wholly of Massa
chusetts militiamen, was early on the
move today. General indications today
would see a decisive battle fought
somewhere in the neighborhood of Ply
mouth and Duxbury. ,
The first engagement of the day oc
curred near Bryantville, when the 6th
Massachusetts infantry and a company
of coast artillery acting as infantry
were attacked by the Connecticut reg
iment and the entire District of Co
lumbia infantry force. The conflict, al
though nothing more than a skirmish
was a spirited oue and lasted for more
than an hour.
Mrrrly n Hump.
It. was believed by Ihe officers of the
blue army that the object of the end
auacK at uryantvuie was a ruse on
the part of General Bliss to draw the
attention of the blue commander away
from the main body of the invading red
Cain I'lv- fllr la lay,
Boston, Aug. 19. General Taskerll
Bliss and his invading army of the red
consisting of troops from Connecticut,
New York, New Jersey, the District
of Columbia, and the 10th regular cav
airy from Fort Ethan Allen, rested last
night at least five miles nearer Boston
than they were 24 hours earlier, as a
result of yesterday's operations in the
mimic war game. The extreme left of
the Massachusetts army of
known as the blues, under command
of Brigadier General William A. Pew,
was hammered unmercifully during the
morning, so that the entire left wing
was forced to retreat, and, in addition,
the blue suffered the loss of one bat
tery and a wagon train.
Superior In Number.
Far superior iu actual numbers and
in cavalry, the red force swept down
upon the blues' left and drove first
into one posiLion and then another
with irresistible force. For the past
three days General Bliss has moved
his army in three divisions, massed
wit h the full strength of his cavalry
on his left flank. In other words, the
flying squadron has been between his
infantry strength and the bluo army.
and an invincible strength it proved
to oe. wnn tne experienced 10th col
ored cavalry to infuse life and purpose
into the volunteer cavalrymen from
the - District of Columbia and 'New
York. - .
A: Cavalry is Effective. v
Both. Tuesday and yesterday the
worn oi me cavairy arm was most.
"'""""- i uwura womiuite.
From the beginning of the "war" at 8
o'clock last Sunday morning up to
toInn VAolADnrf rlti m1 t... .m
"uyu J c,ui luc eu iiowua at cav-
airy has practically done all the fight-1 at the time when the people were go
ins for General Bites; and -it was only ing home to supper, and much incou-
iii i ue msi uour oi.yesieraay s Dattle,
if such it may be called, that the in
fantry's strength of the red army was
ordered into action. c .
Steamer . Bringing Men Across Oliio
Iliver to Mill at M.cKees Rocks
Is Fired iUpon.
Pittsburg, Aug, 19 Mounted state
constabulary are today keeping the
strikers on the move, In the Pressed,
Steel Car company's strike at , Mc
Kee's Rocks. Shortly after noon, al
leged strike sympathizers opened fire
upon the steamer, Pfeil, bringing 15
imported men across the Ohio river
to the mill. Several thousand strik
ers lined, along the river bank and
each volley was discharged at -the
command of an unknown foreign
woman who carried a baby. . No one
was injured-although many bullets
struck the boat. , '
NOT A PASSENGER
KILLED OH THE "Q"
Burlington Road Handles 20,000,000
iu a Year Without a Single
The Burlington railroad has .just
achieved a remarkable operating rec
ord, seldom obtained, by completing a
year without one fatal accident to a
nasseuser. This record is for the
fiscal year ended June 30, 1909, when
a total of approximately 20,000,000 of
passengers were carried.
The record is the more remarkable
in ; view of the company's statement
that its fast train from Chicago to
Denver showed a perfect score by be
ing on time at terminals on every
During the previous year the road
carried 1.01C.454.000 passengers one
mile, as shown by the annual report,
so that even if one passenger had been
L-illpil tho nlianepc Spain St fatal ininrv
have been oyer a bmon one
for eacQ mne 0f road traveled through
11 states. The company's trains in
that year completed a total of 15,000,
A similar record is also shown by
the Pennsylvania system for the cal
endar year 1908.
BRYAN DAY AT SEATTLE
Oct. 1 Set Apart to Honor e-
braskan Attendance 2,O(0,O0.
Seattle, Aug. 19. William J.
Bryan will visit the Alaska-Yukon-
Pacific exposition during the closing
week. He has expressed his willing
ness to take part in any exercises
that, may be arranged. It is propos
ed to make Oct. 16, the closing day
of the fair, Bryan day. Yesterday
was Germon day and Grand Army
day at the world's fair and also was
noteworthy because the attendance
for the period during which the fair
has been in progress passed the 2
000,000 mark soon after the gates
MOROCCAN REBELS DIE
Itoghi, leader of Band a Prisoner,
While Others Arc Decapitated.
Tangier, Aug. 19. A courier who
left Fez Aug. 13, has arrived here
and confirms the reported capture of
Roghi, the rebellious subject of the
sultan of Morocca. and says he prob
ably will be brought into Fez. Rog-
hi's chamberlain and many of his
followers captured in the recent en
I counter with the government forces
were decapitated, while others wee
tortured. Large numbers of Roghian
prisoners are being taken to Fez.
Accident on l'cre Marquette Fatal to
Engineer and Fireman.
Grand Ledge, Mich., Aug. 19. Engi-
I neer William Brately and Fireman
Fred L. Graves were killed about mid
I night w hen the boiler on a west bound
I Pere Marquette passenger train ex-
Iploded two miles east of here, wreck
I ing the train. - A coach was over-
I turned and one sleeping car was de-
I railed, but no passengers were ser
I tously injured
BLOCKED THE BRIDGE LINE
Losing of Transfer Wagon Wheel
. .Ties Up" Street Car Service.
Last evening at 5:15 the street car
system on the bridge line was blocked
for 30 minutes. -. One 1 of the Robb
j transfer wagons lost a wheel on Twen
I ueth street - and ' Third avenue just
wnere uie cars turn. The wagon was
heavily loaded with paper and it was
some time before the vehicle could be
I movea. - 'I ne - accident nrrarrcH .
Several. Marks Lowered.
on the Hew $400,
Leading;art End of; 50; rjlein, i:
. There,1 ToOi . f
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'Indianapolis, Ind, Aug. 19.- At '.the-jf
end-of! 50 miles in the-250-milc racM-
Chevrefot was leading,.' his jjme being ;
46 mttrVte 54 seconds.
- In.dlahapoIis.VJnd,, Aug.
If . TUe-;
$40jd;'ldIanapiI18 , speedway Vai
form:aljy'on'ea,'if "tipon todfry withti;
prograflTMHy oye weij Daiancea racea -a.
withiL2$. HiO riBd,ending the dayV r .
srrt.lTrr&nmehe' crowd of auto'mV.-: " A,'
bile ejrtjknslasts fromt.U parts of ; tpe1 . '
r''. , , s v. . JL 4
Tbd summaries of fevers run off Jn -the
early part of thetey are as fol-' -'
lows: . " .V. .' - , " ''''.--
Event No. 1 Five iniles strippfed '
chassis, 161 to 230 cubic inches pis-' 'C:
ton displacement: Stoddard-Dayton,' , .
Schwitzer, first; Stoddard - Dayton,' i;
Wright, second; time 5:132-5. - 5';
Brrakn America itrtrord. " .."r '
Ten miles stripped chassis, 231 f.o
300 cubic inch piston displacement . : -Buick,
Chevrolet, first, Buick. Strang.
second; time 8:56 4-10. This. hi
new American track record, breaking
the former mark of 9:12, held by
Barney Oldfield. ' - v '
Five-mile, stripped chassis,' 301 to '.
450 cubic - inch piston displacement;' V
Buick. ; Burman, first; Knox, ' Bor"que JJ
second.',Tim'4U$yt. - ) " V '"
Ten-mile free-for-all handicap: ; Mar--" ?
mon, Stillman, handlcafi 1 minute' 25S.r,
seconds,: first;- Jackson, -Xynclt, Cliandl :
can 1:30. second . Time .&22.1., t3 X
XncHilier-American track fetiori " ff
smashed when Barney Oldfield; dro re? v t
nis nign powerea neuz oue.mue iu uo - f-
phenomenal lime of 43.1. , '
GOES FAR TOIuEOi
Miss Julia. Hutchinson, Leader.
in Muscatine Society, Ofk
for Japan. ; i
0BERLIN COLLEGE ROMANCE
Met Groom to be, Who ,1s Civil En
cineer on Oriental-Railroad,
While at SchooK
Muscatine, Iowa, Ang. 19. As tlfd
culmination of a romance begun . at
Oberlin college seven years ago, . Misi' ' ' "?JV(
Julia Hutchinson daughter or a prom -r .
inent Muscatine lumberman and. capU . - 3
talist, departed yesterday for Yoko- t- ;jj
nama, japan, wuere sne win De mar
ried to ,Ralph Harding Sept 11. She
will travel 11.000 miles before she
meets her fiance, and following the
marriage the couple will take a 2,000-
mile trip through the orient.
Miss Hutchinson left yesterday af
ternoon in an automobile for Iowa
City, and at night boarded a train at"
Cedar Rapids for San Francisco, from
where she will sail Aug. 24.
Is Civil KnRlnrer.
Harding is a civil engineer iu charge
of the construction department of tho ;
Manila Limited railway. He is a grad
uate of Oberlin college and Case Scl-
eutific school. The couple will reside
at Tanauam, 75 miles from Manila, and' '
will also maintain quarters in Manila.
CITY OF 30,000
GETS NO HILi
Lorain, Ohio, Aug. 19. The milk-:
men of Lorain today put into effect a '
threatened boycott. As a result ot tho"
city council's severe' milk regulation"
almost the entire population of 30,000r '
ate breakfast without cream or ifcilk
Taft Remembers birthday of Emper-
or of Austria. ;
.Washington, Aug. 19. President'
Taft yesterday sent the" following cou-
gratulatory dispatch to Emperor Fran'
cis .Joseph: "Qn this anniversary oft
you majesty's birth I offer you my cori .
dial congratulations with a fitting exy
pression of good will this government
and people bear for J your" cootttrteif
and wishes Xor their prosperity." ;
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