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FIFTY-EIGHTH YEAR. NO. 280
THE ARGUS, FRIDAY, SKPTKMllfeR 10, 1900. -TWELVE PAGES.
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THE NEW SWEARING CURE WORKS
ARCTIC EMREBS mi 3
-IN A RflfiEIOaaSiijiEllliE
W HftRRILIAf SUCGESSIOfJ
Probable That the Great
fowers of Magnate
Will be Divided.
CAUSE DEATH IS HELD
Members of Family Declare It
Wifl Never Be Definitely
CHICAGO HOME OF
Chicago, Sept. 10. Silverware valued
at $1,000 was stolen today from the
home of Prince Engalitcheff, Russian
vice consul at Chicago, but was recov
ered a few hours later following a re
volver fight between the, police and
robbers, who escaped.
New York, Sept. 10. Speculation
to Harriman's probable successor is
merely conjecture. No official informa
tion i3 expected until after the next
meeting of the Union and Soul hern
Pacific directors, and the opinion of
railroad men Feemed divided yesterday
as to whether one man would succeed
to Harriman's titles and power- or
whether the executive work of the
system would be distributed among
the men who are now in active charge.
In case a new president is elected
it is believed that it will be one of
three men: R. S. Lovett, general coun
sel and the head of the legal depart
ment of the system; -Julius- Krutt
schnitt, who has supreme control over
the physical property and operation,
or J. C. Stubbs. who has charge of all
traffic affairs, rates and the handling
of the vast commerce annually trans
ported over the Harriman system.
romn 111 Bit lnrrrnril.
New York, Sept. 10. While no meet
ing of the Harriman hoard of directors
has been called, it is expected the ex
ecutive committee of the Union Pacific
will meet next Tuesday and arrange
for the temporary succession to the po
?:itions held by Harriman. It is be
lieved that the nowers of Julius Krutt-
schnitt, general director of mainte
nance and operation, and of John C.
Stubbs, general director of traffic, will
be increased. The Kuhn-Loob Nation
al City bank interests are exported to
continue to act as chief financial agents
for the Harriman properties.
Play Game to the Kad.
When, at noon he began to sink
tli rough heart exhaustion he made
known .to .his physicians and family
that in case he did not survive he pre
ferred to have the announcement with
hf-ld until after the stock exchangt-
closed. An agreement to that effect
between Mr. Harriman and piominent
perrons hi the financial world, includ
ing J. P. Morgan and Jacob H. Schiff,
is said to have been in existence for
many days. This alone is offered as an
excuse for holding the death announce
ment until 3:35 o'clock.
A statement was given out at the
Union Pacific headquarters today de
nying that Harriman died at 1:30 yes
terday, and placing the time of death
Many Arriving for Fnnrrnl.
New York, Sept. 10. Although it is
announced the funeral of " Edward 'II.
Harriman will be private, many noted
persons, among them the associates of
the railroad organizer, are arriving to
attend the simple services to "be held
at the church at Arden Sunday after
noon. Until then the body will remain
in the mansion on Tower Hill watched
by members of the Immediate family.
According to members of the faitfijly.
no operation was performed because
the most ; noted physicians and sur
geons in the world had failed to diag
nose his ,fcase, and as they did not
know what was the matter with him,
they could do nothing for him.
Withheld Nrm of 1'nMxlnK.
News of his death was withheld un
til after the closing of the stock ex
change, and save In the shape of vague
rumor the fact was not publicly
known until a full two hours after Mr.
L The Immediate cause of, Mr. Harri
mnn-o Hf.iih never will be learned.
Robert L. Gerry, Mr. Harriman's son
in-law, said last night that nobody
knew what was the occasion of Mr.
Harriman's illness and that nothing
could be found out short of an autopsy.
This he said, would not be performed.
tricrd to I.ive for Home.
Vienna. Sept. 10. Professor Adolph
Striiempell. who is now in Breslau.
cent the following signed statement to
the Associated Press: "I diagnosed
Harriman's complaint as carincoma of
the stomach at the end of July. I
could not of course communicate this
diagnosis to private inquirers, but I
informed Harriman's American physi
cians that the conditions did not indi
cate an operation was hopeless. I
hastened Harriman's departure homeward."
MexKaKen From Over World.
Arden, N. Y., Sept. 10. The tele
graph station at Arden is kepY busy
receiving messages of sympathy from
all parts of the world. Telegrams are
being sent up the hill in baskets with
hundreds of letters that began to pour
in this morning. One secretary at the
house is kept busy opening and ans
wering messages. It is probable none
of the family on the hill will leave
Ardea ontil after the funeral
?. ' Sorrow la Wall Street.
Nqw York, Sept. 10. Signs of sor
row, at the death of Harriman are nu
merous in the financial district today.
Th? Sluft i the stock exchange is at
lialf ma.,- and similar tributes are be
ing paid by other institutions and bank
New York, Sept. 10. The general
opinion In financial circles this morn
ing was that the business world was
prepared for the shock of Harriman's
passing, and little or no apprehension
was expressed. It is the gereral be
lief overwork was the cause of Har
Worked Self to Death, Say Haraban.
Jackson. Miss., Sept. 10. E. II. Har
riman worked himself to death, ac
cording U President J. T. Harahan of
the Illinois Central. "He worked him
self to death," said Mr. Harahan, "at
his desk day after day, for long hours,
grappling with the biggest problems of
he railroad. He struggled on and on,
never tired, never discouraged, until
the human machinery could stand the
strain no more. The life cords snap
ped and now he Tsgbne forever."
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According to an English Doctor, Many Diseases Can Be Cured by Ripping Profanity,
News 'Item. v"
CLINTON 'PASTOR A SUICIDE?
BODY FOUND IN THE RIVER
PEACE IN THE
Boston, Sept. 10. The family of
Rear Admiral Joseph Giles Eaton, U.
S. N. f retired), is once more united at
the Eaton farm in Assinippi, near Han
over. Mrs. Eaton, whose charges that
thf ir adopted infant. Joseph Giles Ea
ton, Jr., died of poison, disrupted the
family a few days ago, is living with
her .husband again apparently as
thouah- nothing had happened. Her
two daughters, June and Dorothy Ains
worth. children by her first marriage.
are also-with their mother and step
father at Assinippf.
It is practically certain that what
ever reconciliation has been effected
is due in great part to the enorts ot
the younger daughter. Dorothy Ains
worth. She is the admiral's favorite,
and he loves her fondly.
There was no prospect for a time
that the admiral and his family would
be reunited. The talk was more of di
vorce than anything else. The vis
cera of the dead child had been sent
to Professor Whitney of the Harvard
Medical school for examination. Sam
ples of the patent food which had been
prepared for the infant just prior to
his death had been sent to Medical
Examiner Winthrop Spooner of Hing-
ham. These were being examined for
traces of poison. If any reports on
these have been made the nature of
them has not been disclosed.
Chicago, Sept. 10. Following a re-1
quest from the chief of police of Clin
ton, Iowa, to the police here to search
for Rev. Arthur J. Landers, formerly
pastor of the First Baptist church of
Eagle Grove, Iowa, a body answering
in every detail the description of the
missing man was found by Captain
Carland of the life saving station at
the mouth of the river. The body was
floating In the lake about one-half
mile from the station.
A card bearing the name. Rev. Ar
thur J.l,Latroers-Earglo"Grove," Iowa,
was fouud In one of the pockets of the
suit the dead man wore. A gold watch
and 15 cents in change also were found
in a pocket. , ;
'' ! Tallies IVIth pexerlntlon.
The body was tak ji to Rolston's un
dertaking rooms at 3i2 Wabash avenue
and the police were notified. From a
close -comparison of the description
given by the Clinton, Iowa, police it
was found that even the clothes and
the watch tallied with that worn by
the nynister when ho disappeared.
To make the identification positive a
TRADE TONE IS
New York, Sept. 10. Dispatches to
Duns Review Indicate a constantly
broadening demand in all branches of
trade and Industry, and complaints of
dull condition is steadily diminishing
answer received saying that friends of
Rev. Mr. Landers will arrive in Chi
cago today and will be present at the
inquest at the undertaking rooms.
MnrkH on Head and Fare,
The cause of the death of the man
has not been determined, and it has
been suggested that some marks which
appear on the face and head may have
been caused by an assailant. The po
lice, however, believe that the suppos
ed cuts are only the result of the wa
ter's action on the body .
Relatives of the minister have em
ployed private detectives, .who have
been carrying on a search for him. It
is said that he was suffering from
mental trouble when he left his home.
The police base their theory on the
affliction of the minister and conclude
that he committed suicide or acciden
tally fell into the lake.
MlnlNter Feared He liulit F.nd Life.
A dispatch from Clinton, Iowa, says
that members of the congregation of
his church, the First Baptist, declare
that there is no doubt but that the
minister took his own life while la-
HE KNEW HIS FATE
Scott Sprague, Recently Wed
ded, Mysteriously Shot, An
WIFE IS DEAD;
Milwaukee, Wis., Sept. 10.- What
the police supposed to be the suicide
of Mi's. Warde E. Hedger is now be
lieved to have been a deliberate mur
der. The authorities are holding a
certain suspect pending a fur
ther Investigation. Mrs. Hedger's
body was found with a bullet hole in
the head, evidently fired at close
range last night, but it was not until
after a thorough investigation that
the question of murder arose.'
Believed That Peary VTtll
. Before Critic.
DELAY FOR fWCTffi
TO DEATH IN HOME
Explosion of Gasoline Stove Sets Fire
to Summer Cottage at White
i Bear Lake.
St. Paul. Sept. 10. Fire destroyed
the summer cottage of Robert A
Walsh at White Bear lake this morn
ing, and three children of the family
of 13, Constance, aged 9 months,
Robert, 4 years, and John, 5 years
were burned to death. . William, an
other son, aged 9, was terrible burn
ed in his efforts to save his brothers
Sarah? another daughter, was badly
burned In her efforts to help the im
prisoned babies. Walsh was badly
burned from the explosion of the gas
oline stove, which caused the fire.
Holdings of Harriman
PROPERTY TO HIS MOTHER
telegram was sent to Clinton and an j boring under an hallucination.
CHICAGO GOLFER TO
BE NEXT. CHAMPION
Walter i". ,Trv&' Kasferner, :Klinin
ated by Koltert A. Card-
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Chicago, Sept. 10. For the first
time in -the history of the event, four
westerners and Chicago youtli3 at
hat',' are left for the semi-finals for
the national. amateur golf champion
ship, The survivors of the "C hole
third match round at the Chicago
Golf 'club yesterday were IT. Chand
ler Kgan:, Western uampion Charles
10 vans, Jr.t, former western champion
iMason E. Phelps and Robert A. Gard
ner, all of whom have been making
INCOME TAX LAW
Saratoga Sept. 10. After adopting
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a declaration oi principles n;u m
eludes indorsement of a federal income
tax and naming the organisation
"Democratic League," the democratic
conference adjourned today. The
adoption of the income tax clause was
accomplished only after an extended
debate. The declaration pledgas loy.il
support to the federal, government In
the exercise of its constitutional pow
ers, demands a tariff for revenue only
equal and uniform taxation, abandon
ment of "imperialistic venture in tha
Philippines," home rule and local self
government, economy in government
PTnenditiire election of senators by
tho neonle and enforcement of all
laws against trusts.
golf history about this city for the
past several years, with the excep
Hon of Gardner, who removed the
last easterner. Walter J. Travis of
Garden city, yesterday.
R. Gardner was 2 up on M. E.
Phelps at the 18th hole in the morn'p
In the morning round II. Chandler
TOean was 3 up on Charles Evans. Jr.
? County Seat Favored by Court.
Cairo, 111., Sept. 10. The county
seat case in the Pulaski county circuit
court between Mounds and Mound
City was decided yesterday by Judge
Has Paers Drawn Few Days Before
He Was Killed in Hook With
His Bride in Cincinnati.
Cincinnati, SeDt. 10. New develop
ments still deepen the mystery sur-
rduridIngThe deafh 6fScotf Sprague,
who was shot In a room in' the pres
ence of his bride yesterday morning.
Mrs. Sprague has yet given no in
formation that will clear up the mys
tery and determine whether it is a
case of suicide or murder.
Detectives learned today that sev
eral days ago Sprague visited an at
torney here and had a mortgage drawn
up ia favor of his mother.
Wanted I'nprrn l'rrpaml.
Sprague said he feared death any
moment and wanted legal papers pre
pared immediately. He gave no hint
he contemplated suicide; neither did
he say at whose hands he feared he
would be killed. Mrs. Sprague was
Miss Cross, a member of a respected
Rockford, 111., family.
Southern Pacific System 9,592
Union Pacific System 5,989
Southern' Pacific of Mexico...... 791
San Pedro, Los Angeles & Salt
St. Josenh & Grand Island 319
Illinois Central 4,593
Central of Georgia 1,913
Baltimore & Ohio 4,532
Cincinnati, Hamilton & Dayton.. 1,037
Delaware & Hudson ..... ... 845
IM PORTA XT INTEREST.
Erie rir.', :..V33s
New York Central Lines ...... ".12,527
Wheeling & Lake Erie 498
Wabash-Pittsburg Terminal...... 67
LESSER' INTEREST. "
Atchison, Topeka Santa Fe.... 10,608
Chicago & Nirthwestern 7,632
Chicago, Milwaukee & St, Paul.. 9,005
Can't Bring Back Eskimos, As
It Is Too Late in Season to
Grand total ..
ARM OF A YOUNG
GIRL FOUND TO
BABY LEFT DEAD IN
HOTEL; WOMAN GONE
Detroit Police Searching for Mis.
C. Caiton, Registering from
Paterson, N. J-., Sept. 10. A genuine
live human pincushion is the latest
novelty that this town is presenting
to the world a good looking, trimly
formed, 18-year-old pincushion. And
not a cushion into which you may
stick pins, but one from which you
may pull them out.
Miss Adeline- Wycoff of North Fourth
street is the marvel. Miss Wycoff a
few months ago had a severe pain in
her left arm. Dr. George B. Flood.
the family physician, ran across a
New 'Ark, Sept. 10. K 1b now be
lieved Peary will reach New York
about one week in advance ofv Cook,
who is to sail tomorrow from Copen
hagen.' Therefore, Peary Is expected .
to submit details of his finding Of the
pole before Cook can have an oppor
tunity to provide the proofs in Amer
ica,- which he has promised, that h
discovered the pole almost a year be
fore Peary was there. The proof that
Cook wisUed to submit that he had
beem to the; pole accompanied by two
Eskimos will not be forthcoming until
next year, according to advices from V
Copenhagen. ' ', -
Goveranarat Kefuaea R4mt
Cook has requested the Danish "got
ernment to assign one of its polar
vessels to his use, that he might senfl
an expedition at his own expense to
bring the two Eskimos to America ttt
substantiate his claims. The govern
ment has refused the request, how
ever, saying it was now too late in the
year to reach that part of Greenland.
Cook then announced his intention of .
dispatching a ship for his witnesses a
early next spring as possible. ; ;
Caok Lravea Capeaaacea.
Copenhagen, Sept, 10. Cook, left,
Copenhagen today by sea for Christiae
stand, where he will board a steamer
for New York. A large crowd bade
him farewell ' '
. May Hrarh StT Tomorrow. ''.
Truro, N. S., Sept. 10. -The steamer
Roosevelt bearing the .Peary expedi
tion is expected to reach Sydney to
morrow. Peary and . the members ,of
fciSTTanilly-wto will meet htm'at Syd
ney Will go to "the United States by
rail, making only a brief stay , at Syd
ney'. The Roosevelt with her drew oa
baar4 w'ill proceed for New York later.
Sydney, Sept. 10. The steamer
Roosevelt, with Peary 6n board, la not V
expected to reach Sydney "until Sun-
day morning. Peary probably will re
main here two or three days
Cook i "Voor Story Prowea My ClalBM."
Copenhagen, Sept. 10. The aston
ishing speed of 2GM miles dally for
nine days, made by Commander Rob
ert E. Peary on his dash over the ice
plains to the pile, according to the fig
ures which he has cabled to America
and Europe, was pointed out by Dr.
Frederick A. Cook and his supporters
as the first link in the chain of cor
roborative evidence by which Cook ex
pects to substantiate his claims.
Commander Peary's summary of hia
trip shows that he made the final 23
miles to the pole in 13 days. ' Cook'a
claim that he made 224 miles over the
ice in 15 days was met with ridicule.
FteufM Not laoredlbl.
"Peary's figures are not incredible,"
(Continued on Pace Nine.)
Detroit. Mich.. Sept. 10. The
dead body of a three-months-old girl
was found alone today in a room
favor of Mound City. at the Library nark hotel. The child
Mounds poled 1.(500 votes and Mound was brought to the hotel yesterday slender, hard substance while massag-
rtir itvnnt nni v nnnp mir .mna inin- hv n woman wnn rpp;isrprpn hs iirs.imx nitr uuu. ainvi t
V'I'J l W uvuilj " - I J v " O I - t
can Ciuimeu ine -s.iw vuit-s in me j. v. .upuu, iiieagu. i-tri wtvuiv-
county not voting were in favor of. ing the room a short time, the wo-
Mound City, the present county -seat. , man disappeared.
BENTS, LIKE FOODSTUFFS,' ARE
EXCEEDINGLY LOW IN BRITAIN
cision. withdrew a pin.
Then, at Intervals, sometimes of
days and again of weeks, he kept on
taking pins from the arm until he
reached No. IS.
A curious part of the nuzzle is that
UNVEIL STATUE OF
SEWARD AT SEATTLE
War Secretary Wlio Bought Kicit
Territory for Trifling Sum
Honored. - ,
Seattle, Sept. 10. A bronze statue
the pins have no heads, and all are ot secretary or war wmiuui n.
sliehtiv curved at one end. But the ard, father of Alaska,-who bought for
FOREIGN I.KTTRH NO. 0.
(Special Correspondence of The Argus.)
London, Aug. 25. That rents ar
exceedingly low in Great Britain, .'t3
w;ll as the price of foodstuffs and
wearing apparel, is ' shown In an ex
haustive report on the subject made
Considering rents only, a remark i-
bly high level prevails in London as
compared with the rest of the country
If London be excluded, the variation
of cents , in the industrial.- towns of
England and Wales is not very great
The ' predominant rangb of rents In
the provincial manufacturing towns i
as follows: two rooms,-; from 75 cents
to 85 cents a week; three rooms, from
91 cents to S 1.09 a wee,, four rooms.
$1.09 to $1.34 a week; fiv rooms, $1.34
tn Jl.58 a week, six rooms. $1.58 to
$L89 a week, i ; , . j
While the mean, rent) for two rooms
in London I3 $1.46, inj the provincial
towns it is only 79 cents. . For three
rooms in London the mean rent is
$1.83 as compared with $1 in the pro
vincial towns. The London rates re
fer to rents in the middle zone of the
city, rents in the districts nearer the
outskirts of the city being cheaper.
One of the interesting facts shown
by the report Is the great prevalence
of the four and five room types of
' . . . 1 f it
working class tenements in me 1 1 tit
les included in the inquiry. , .
There is little in common between
the working class houses in Scotland
and those In England. The typical
residence of the workingman, whether
laborer or skilled mechanic, is, in
England, a cottage of three, four or five
rooms, while in Scotland rtjs a flat
of one, two or three rooms. . The dif
ference is reflected in the appearance
of the towns. In an ordinary English
industrial town street after street of
two story cottages built on an almost
uniform plan ls 'takeu by blocks 'A
flats of two, three anJ four stones
Generally each block of flats in Scot
land has a common washhouse and
Knitter of Rrtall Frlcra.
The following table presents the
predominant range of retail prices of
the principal commodities in England
Tea, per pound, 32 to 41 cents.
Sugar, granulated, 4 cents.
Bacon, 14 to 18 cents.
Cheese, American cheddar, 14 cent
Butter, 24 to 25 cents.
Potatoes, per 7 pounds 5 to 7 cents
Flour, per 7 pounds, 1G to 20 cents.
Bread, per 4 pounds, 9 to 11 cents.
Coal, ler 120 pounds, 19 to 24 cents.
Beef, per pound, 15 to 17 cents.
Mutton, per jjound, 15 to 18 cent3.
Pork, 15 to 17 cents.
Meat, foreign, beef, 10 to 12 cents.
Meat, foreign, mutton, 8 to 10 cents,
. The report shows that the average
big enigma is where they came from.
"I never swallowed a pin in my
life, that I can remember," Miss wy
Her parents declare that they are
sure she did not swallow any when
she was a child. And it Is certain that
she did not stick the pins through her
a trifling sum the richest colonial pov
sesslon of Russia, was unveiled today
in front of the Seward mansion, on
Seward avenue, at the Alaska-Yukoi
racific exposition. The mansion,
copied after the Seward home in Au
burn, N. Y., is the New York buildinj
at the fair. Seward's son delivered ths
ESd her flehTst iuble to JSSIS
a sharp point as is the ordinary indi- s'-u-y- Z. a
,7 ,. 1 lernor McGraw of Washington, drew
viduals. I,. , . , .,,, ,.a
1 Uc UUIU H11U UUTCircii t.u? dvqlw,
the band played "The Star Spangled
40 Miles Per Hour.
Berlin, Sept. 10. Orville Wright, in Banner
flying over the , Tempelhof pn3de
grounds this afternoon traveled at an
estimated speed of .40 miles per hour
and remained in the air C2V6 minutes
Rights Fully Recognized,
Washington, Sept. 10. Advices re
ceived here are to the effect that the
negotiations incident to the allotment
of the Hankow Chinese railroad loan
of 6,000,000 pounds is nearing comple-
(Continued on Pag Four.)
Mexico City, Sept. 10. Another. ter
rible flood has visited Jamillepec du
itrict of the State of Oakaca. Much
ition, with the rights of the United I property was destroyed and scores u .
States fully recognized. 1 laborers drowned.
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