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FIFTY-EIGHTH YEAR. NO. 2C2.,
THE -ARGUS, FRIDAY, AUGUST gn.-1909. TEN PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS;
THEODORE, JR. "HELLO, POP!"
OF THE DRIVERS
AGAIN RAISE GREEK FLAG
CRETANS DEFY POWERS ACM
Oldfield Fails by. Tenth of
Second to Equal
Bodies of Victims of Yestcr
day's Accident Taken to
Indianapolis, Aug. 20. The Stod
dard Dayton (Wright) won the 50-mile
race. Time, 59:23 1-10.
Indianapolis, Ind., Aug. 20. Attempts
to lower world's records for the mile
and kilometer were added attractions
at the second day's automobile speed
carnival. The track was in better con-
dition than it was yesterday, as a large
force of laborers worked all night on
the rough spots. The course was oiled
all-over, according to instructions is
sued by the American Automobile as
sociation. fltMlir Taken Knl
The bodies of William Borque and
Harry Holcomb, members of the Knox
racing team who were killed in th
250-mile race yesterday, were taken to
Massachusetts today for burial.
Barney Oldfield, in a Benz, covered
the mile in 43.2. He failed to equal
his record yesterday by a tenth of a
second. Zengel, in a Chadwick, cov
ered the mile in 43.4. De Palma, in a
Fiat, made it in 48.C.
The summaries for the early events
Five miles, stripped chassis, 231 to
400 cubic inches displacement: Buick
Strang, first; Buick, Chevrolet, second:
Ten miles, stripped chassis: Nation
al, Merz, first; Buick, Chevrolet, sec
ond; time 9:10.3.
Ten miles: National, Aitken, first;
Apperson, Lyttle, second; time 9:26.0
Uvea I.umI; Rrrorda Ilrnkrn.
Indianapolis, Aug. 20. Two live
were lost ' and two records broken
during the inauguration of the In
dianapolis motor speedway yesterday.
"William A. Bourquc, driver of a Kno
car in the 2."0 mile race, and Harry
Holcomb, his mechanician, wen:
Barney Oldfield, driving a high pow
ered Benz, covered the mile in 43 1-10
seconds, breaking DePalma's murk of
51 seconds, and Louis Chevrolet in a
Buick, negotiated 10 miles in 8:5G 4-11.
cutting Oldfield's time of 9:12 botii
are new American track marks.
Robert Burman won in the 230 mile
race, the feature of the day, and the
contest that cost Bourque and Hoi
comb their lives. The winner's tinii.
4:38:57 4-10, was slow because of the
many accidents that marked the race
Stoddard-Dayton (Clements) was sec
ond, 4:40:01 8-10; National (Merz,
third, 4:52:39 7-10.
The death of the two men caused
the American Automobile association
to issue a bulletin to the owners f
the track that certain changes must
be made by today or sanction for the
event would be withdrawn.
Track Wan Danueroim.
The American Automobile associa
tion demands that the track be freed
from the dangerous ruts said to be
unavoidable In a new track, and that
every inch of it be thoroughly oiled
and tarred. Yesterday only a short
portion in front of the grandstand was
oiled, and the dust on the other pans
is blamed for the collapse of the two
drivers in the long race Louis Chev
rolet and Fred Ellis who were almost
blinded by the dense white mist th.it
covered the major potion of the track
and were taken to a hospital.
Cant Pali n Crowd.
Records were broken and the fir.s
day of the immense track proved fa;r
to be an unqualified success when a
pall was cast over the 12,000 specta
tors by the sudden death of Bourque
The Knox car was in second place.
CLOSE CALL FOF.
Salem. Mass.. Aug. . 20. It became
known today that Charley Taft, the
president's son, and an engineer from
the president's, acht Sylph, were up
set in the lad's dory off Salem yester
day afternoon and received a ducking.
They clung to the overturned craft
until a boat from the Sylph put out to
with Burman in his Buick, Killing
and had covered nearly 15" mil a
when the crash came. While coining
down the home stretch, the cur sud
denly "swerved, and tore into tlic fence
at the left of the track, turning com
pletely over and pinning its two oc
cupants beneath it. Both men were
alive wjen taken from under I iic? in;
chine, but Bourquc died in the ambu
lance on the way to the hospital
Holcomb lived a few minutes lunge:
but was dead soon after he arrives
at the hospital.
RAP AT CONGRESS
Trans - Mississippians Declare
That Special Interests Are
In the Saddle.
LID PRIED OFF MEETING
MemlKTS Will be Allowed to Discuss
Any Subject That Is I'pjicrmost
in Their Mind-.
Denver, Aug. 20. Joseph G. Can
non and the national congress were
cored before the Trans-.Mississippi
Commercial congress trid.iy when for
mer Judge J. B. Belfonl of Colorado,
ought to show that conn-ss is dom
inated by "special interests."
Openn Free Mnriioniou.
Belford gained his point and his
motion that the rules be amended so
as - to give an hour each day fjr a
free discussion of what ever subject
inay be uppermost in the mind of
lelegates desiring to speak, was
Soulhwrat Has limine.
Denver; Aug. 20. Tin southwest
had its-inning at the Tt;uiK-Mississ-ppi
congress yesterday when the con
tress was asked to aid a movement
o regulate the coastwise traffic as
.veil as to enlarge the present scope
if gulf coast shipping.
After much discussion the friends
f beet sugar obtained the adoption
f a resolution favoring the dcvelop
nent of the 'beet sugar industry and"
ipposing further concessions to sug
ir coming from present or future ter
The southwest present"! several
resolutions, which were not acted
upon, asking that" ships carrying
freight in the coast wi.e service he
placed under the jurisdiction of the
interstate commerce commission. Al
io that interstate railway rates shall
not bo rated unless by the sanction of
(ia I vent on Man I Irani.
H. II. Haines of Gahcslon pre
dated the argument of the south
west, as well as of the South western
Shippers' association. This organi
zation is attempting to obtain the
action of the congress to aid in con
trolling the rates of the coastwise
Arthur It. Briggs of San Francisco
presented a paper on tin; merchant
narine which had been prepared
jointly by himself and Edward W.
Dickie, also of San Francisco.
John D. Milliken of Ihnver spoke
of the needs of the northwest.
At San Antonlii Nrl.
San Antonio, Texas, was selected
as the place for next year's meeting
and Colonel Ike T. Pryor of San An
tonio was decided upon by th,. exec
utive committee as the choice for
PLATTE RIVER IS
AGAIN ON RAMPAGE
Floods Lowlands About Iicnvrr and
People Hurry to Remove Their
Denver, Aug. 20. The Platte river
last night again overflowed ii-s banks
in the lowlands west of Denver, flood
ing scores of cottages ami causing
great apprehension xf another disaster
Warned by mounted officers, how-eve
the people had plenty of time t) move
their belongings and the ilaniage was
slight. The railroad situation sou'h
and west of Denver showed a ( istinct
INDICT EASTERN BREWER
Charles Katz Accused of Complicity
in lleinze Ntfviniii,..
New York, Aug. 20 Chaih-s Katz,
president of the Eastern Brewing com
pany of Brooklyn, was indicted yester
day by the grand jury for complicity
in the alleged theft of 2yoo shares of
copper stock, which disappeared from
th? custody of the Windsor Trust com
pany, with whom they had been depos
ited as collateral for a loan of -,o 000
to M. M. Joyce, broker, by p. Augus
tus Heinze, and bobbed up again on
the curb of that market when lluinzo
bought it back again.
Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., Has Given Up His Position in the Carpet Factory and Intends
to Become an Expert; Aeronaut. News Item.
WALL STREET MIXED UP IN
Louisville, Ky., Aug. 20. With the
exception of a negro who acted as
drayman to cart the counterfeit "mint"
at Hartod's creek, this county, tho
bogus 100 peso Mexican notes to this
city, the police have put behind tho
har all those supposed to have be-"i
connected with the $1,000,000 counter
feit enterprise unearthed in Kentuckv
yesterday. John Roberts, who is in
charge Df making the dream money,
Marion Roberts, who handled the ne
gotiable end of it, Xannie Harp, Mar
io;i s housekeeper, and Will Koenig,
who confessed to have printed th-?
notes all were arrested.
Our Will I'leart Guilt)-.
Mrs. Harp and Koenig were re
leased, Koenig under bond and Mr.
Harp on 'her own recognizance. Th-j
Roberts brothers are in durance under
$15,000 federal bond each. John has
already announced he will plead guilty
in the federal court.
llrahiiartrr In Wall Street.
In a statement to the Press tod ty
W. G. Osborne, broker of J. X. Fettr
& Co., who tipped the affair to tho
police, said Marion Roberts had told
him the headquarters of the gang was
in Wall street, New York.
Worked on IH Scale.
Louisville, Aug. 20. Because of
the manufacturers' delay in shipping
a perforating and numbering ma
chine, $1,000,000 in counterfeit Mex
ican money was seized here yesterday
and the counterfeiters arrested. So
far as is known, only three men were
concerned in the bad money plot,
which is one of the most extensive
ever unearthed by the secret service
department. They are John C. Rob
erts and Marion Roberts, brothers,
ASTRONOMY OF LITTLE PRACTICAL USE;
"WIRELESS" MARS MESSAGES A JOKE
Lake Geneva, Wis., Aug. 20. Admis
sion that astronomy at present is do
ing little good for humanity was the
chief feature of yesterday's meeting
of the 10th annual conference of the
Astronomical and Astrophysical So
ciety of America at Yerkes observa
tory, Williams Bay.
Professor E. E. Barnard of Yerkes
observatory was the scientist to. make
this admission, and he did so in re
sponse to a question.
"I do not fear the charge of attempt
ing to belittle our work when I say
astronomy is doing little good for hu
manity," said Professor Barnard, "for
I mean only that it is doing little just
at this time. We must not forget that
it was a theory evolved from a study
of the stars that made possible the
discovery of America.
"At any time we astronomers arc
likely to make other discoveries almost
as important, and it is only by keep
ing constantly at our study of the
changes in the heavens that we can
hope ever to be of service to mankind.
"It even may be possible that we
; will learn the nature and the habits of
I the sun so perfectly that we can fore
and William Koenig. a printer. Mar
ion Roberts was arested here Monday
and after three days of the "third
degree" gave information which led
to the seizure of the money and the
arrest of his brother in'Shelby county
yesterday by United States Man-dial
All In One-Trunk.
After his arrest John Roberts
made a confession in which he de
clared that his brother was his only
accomplice. The $1,000,000, all in
100-peso notes, was contained in a
heavy, brass-bound trunk. He de
clared that had his numbering and
perforating machine arrived when ho
expected it, he would have been safe
in Mexico a week ago, with most of
the money disposed of.
"My brother ard I wanted to get
rich," he told the officers, '"and we
decided that the easiest way was to
flood Mexico with imitation money.
We failed and will take our punish
ment." Are ;otl IniitatiouM.'
- The 100-peso notes are excellent
imitations. They arc said to have
been made here. Koenig was ar
rested last night charged' with having
done the printing work. It is under
stood he will plead ignorance of the
Roberts brothers' intentions in hav
ing the $1,000,000 printed."
The first intimation of the coun
terfeiting plot reached the officers 10
days ago, w hen Marion Roberts offer
ed a Louisville broker a large com
mission to dispose of some Mexican
money. The broker was suspicions
and notified Chief of Police J. II.
Haager. Haager informed the secret
service department and the trap to
arrest Roberts was sucessfully
cast in advance, as did Joseph in
Egypt, which arc to be the seven fat
and which the seven lean years of the
earth's fruitage." ,
Sixty of the leading astronomers of
the world are in attendance at the con
ference, which is presided over by E.
C. Pickering, professor of astronomy
and director of the Harvard observa
tory, who is president of the society.
Mara Wlrelexa Plan a Joke.
The assembled scientists took a slap
at the project of "VV. II. Pickering, a
brother of President , Pickering, of
flashing wireless messages from a
point in Texas to the planet Mars. The
society had been flooded with letters
from newspapers, societies, and indi
viduals asking whether It would be ad
visable to contribute to the $10,000,000
fund Mr. Pickering thinks will be need
ed to carry out his project. A state
ment was drawn up in answer to these
communications to the effect that it
was not considered worth while to
Waste the time of the meeting with
discussion of a matter of snch self
evident Improbability and impossibil
ity, v.-.. "
American Aviator Avoids a Col
lision in Midair at
SAILS OVER FRENCHMAN
Wright I trot hers Sue for Infringe
ment of Patent and Ask De."
Ntruction of Model.
Rheims, Aug. 20. The American r.v
iator, Glenn II. Curtiss, at sundown
yesterday added a.dramatic feature to
the trial contests of aviation week by
skillfully guiding his macl.ine above
auolher aeroplane and averting a col
lision in the air.
The feat was accomplished when, for
its first time in history, three heavier
than air craft weremaneuvering at the
same time. All were flying rapidly
when suddenly Curtiss saw M. Duman
set in an Antoinette monoplane, ap
proaching at rig-bt angles and on the
same level with him. Quick as a flash
Curtiss realized , the danger, and ele
vating his planes instantly shot his
machine upward and soared safely over
The thousands of spectators who
lined the aerodrome watched the maneuver-
with bated breath, but when
they saw it successfully and brilliantly
carried out they widely applauded the
American. The third machine in Iho
air at this time was that of M. Tissaa
WrlKbta Clnlin Inrrlnsjemeut.
Xew York, Aug. 20. Wilbur and Or
ville Wright, the aviators, yesterday
brought ruit in the United States cir
cuit court against the aeronautic so
ciety of this city, alleging that the
Herring-Curtiss aeroplane which the.
society recently purchased and which
has had several tryouts at Mtneola, i.
L, is an infringement on their patents.
The Wrights demand that the infring
ing machine be turned over to them
for destruction and in addition ask
that the court assess damages for
threefold the amount of whatever
losses they are found to have suf
fered by reason of the infringement
and the public exhibition or rental of
MILK DEALERS RELENTING
Give Partial Service at Lorain, Ohio,
to Avoid Suffering.
Lo'rain, Ohio., Aug. 20. For the pur
pose of allaying any nUTering due lo
the scarcity of milk and to save any
infants whose jives may be dependent
upon fresh milk, the milk famine was
partially broken here today by tho
Montgomery, A!a., Aug. ' 20. Th
drastic Fuller prohibition bill today
passed the' senate with little oppos!
tion. Thera was not a vote against
the elimination of that section which
prohibits news-papers and magazines
from advertising liquors for sale.
MUST SAVE CASH
Postmasters Told by Hitchcock
That They Must Expend
IS PRESIDENT'S ORDERS
Curtailment of General Delivery Ad
vocated for Benefit of the
Toledo, Ohio, Aug. 20. Addressing
the convention of the National Associa
lion of First Class Postmasters today,
Postmaster General Frank H. Hitch
cock made a public announcement of
a policy of strict economy throughout
;he department with which he request
ed the postmasters to comply. He
said: "You are aware the president
has requested each member of his cab
inet to curtail the expenditures of his
Require Careful Attention.
"The national expenses have increas
ed with great rapidity, and werare con
fronted with a situation which requires
careful attention to prevent them from
outstripping the revenue. This re
quires rigid economy."
The convention by a rising vote
pledged support to the policy of econ
omy. Would Curtail General Delivery.
Toledo, Ohio, Aug. 20. The abolition
or curtailment of the general delivery
is the most prominent feature of the
discussion last night among the post
masters attending the convention of
the National Association of Postmast
ers of the first class. The proposition
has some strong advocates, for several
reasons advanced, the one underlvinc
sentiment being that the correspond
ence of the youths of the country
would be under better supervision if
all. the mail , were4cJYe.redto . the
homes. - -
THE REGULATION OF
President Taft's Message in Decem
ber Will Deal With Powers of
Beverly, Aug. 20. After wrestling
with "Colonel Bogey" all morning on
the golf links. President Taft this af
ternoon tackled the more serious work
of discussing with Attorney General
Wickershani the problem of more cen
tralized control of interstate corpor
ations. Changes in the Sherman an:i-
trust law in the jurisdiction of inter
state commerce commission in tho
scope of authority vested in the burea j
of corporations of the department f
commerce and labor will form the butk
of Taft's message to congress in De
THE HEAT WAVE BREAKS
With Lower Tcnicrature in Louisi
ana Comes Severe Storm.
Alexandria, La., Aug. 20. A heat
wave, accompanied by temperature
ranging from 95 to 110 degrees, was
suddenly broken today by the most
severe electrical storm ever exper
ienced in central Louisiana. Two peo
ple were killed.
ELECTION OF MAJOR AUG: 31
Officer of 6t"i Xametl at Meeting to
He Held in This City.
Springfield. 111.. Aug. 20. (Special.)
Acting Adjutant General Dickson to
day issued an order changing the date
for the election of major in the Cth in
fantry to 2 p. m. Tuesday, Aug. 31, pt
Rock Island. Colonel W. Channou will
C. R. I. & P. USING MOTORS
First One Operated in Iowa Will Klin
at Camp Perry.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Aug. 20. Last
evening, over the Rock Island into this
city, came the first electric motor car
ever placed in operation in the stato.
Tho car is a distinct departure from
anything of Its kind in use on any, of
the interurbans. It manufactures its
BOXING MATCH AT M0LINE
Kane and Smith, . Outsiders, Go 10
Hounds io a Draw. -In
boxing matches at Moline last
night Kane and Smith, both of Brook
lyn, fought an interestirisr. 10 round
battle to a draw. Hogan of Cedar Rap
ids knocked out Mance of Davenport
m the first round in the preliminaries
Armed Inhabitants of
Candia, Largest City,
MILITIA IS POWERLESS
Local Government, Endeavor
ing to Restore Order that ;
It May Keep Faith.
Canea, Island of . Crete. Aug. 20. '.
The armed inhabitants of Candia, the
largest city of Crete, yesterday re
hoisted the Greek flag in the presence
of a squad of militia who were power
less to prevent the. proceedings.
A conflict was averted through the
intervention of tlic metropolitan, who
begged the officers fo confine the sol
diers to their barracks. '" .
The consuls of the powers have de
manded that the government of Crete
?ive a written guaranty that the Greek
flag will not be hoisted after the de
parture of the international squadron.
The government replied it will do so
when order has been restored at Can
Reply Sent to Powera. .
London, Aug. 20. Greece's reply to
the last Turkish note regarding Crete
has been communicated to the pow
ers. Its terms are conciliatory and;
diplomatists here consider that It
should be satisfactory to the porte, to
which it was delivered yesterday.
The note regrets that after Greece's
previous assurances the Turkish gov
ernment still complains of the attitude
of Greece in Rumelia and Crete, and'
it states that the Greek government
deplores, equally . with the other gov-,
ernments, the anarchy and agitation
which have ruined and decimated the
population of Macedonia, Irresrt'ctlTy-5
of race and religion. 1
TO BE COMPLETE
Trenton. N. J.. Aug. 20. The Cen
tral Leather company of New Jersev,
a corporation with an authorized cap
ital of $S0,000,000, today filed article
with the secretary of state enlarging
the company's charter power. Under
its enlarged powers the company 's
authorized to acquire stock and securi
ties belonging to other corporations.
The move is said to be intended to.
facilitate the consolidation of the Cen
tial Leather company and' the United
ATTEMPT IS MADE TO
BURN THE FACTORY
Pressed Steel Car ComHUiy's Plane
Saved by Guards Fear Blow
ing Up of Ferry.
Pittsburg, Pa., 'Aug. 20. Early to
day an attempt was made by persons
unknown to start a fire inside thV
plant of the Pressed Steel Car com
pany. Several large bundles of burn
ing excelsior were thrown over the
mill fence, but were distinguished by
guards. Hearing that alleged strike
sympathizers had threatened to dyna
mite the ferry Pfeil used to carry em
r loyes to tho works, the crew of the
boat quit today rather than take, the
risk of an explosion.
NO CLUB DRINKING IN STATE
Strincent Prohibition Bill Is Passed
f liv A 1 fit, til ix Ufvnc-
Montgomery, Ala., Aug.. 20. By
an overwhelming vote the house yes
terday passed the anti-club bill,, by
the provisions of which event the
most sanguine anti-prohibition lead
ers believe clubs "will be forced .'to
abolish every sort of liquor on sale,
or distribution. Every application for
a charter must bear the promise not.
to allow liquors to be sold, distribut
ed or stored. , "
NEW LICENSE TO:
Springfield, III, Aug. 20-Tb.e secre
tary of state today; issued a llccnae'
to incorporate to the Great AVestorn
Railroad comparer in a reorganization
of that road by J. Pierponf Morgan' &
Co. The capital stock was placed at
196.000,000. . r