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FIFTY-EIGHTH YEAIt. NO. 302.
THE ARGUS, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 0, 1009. TWELVE PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
RACE IMBY AN AMERICAN
WANT A SPANISH ARiY; OF
150,000 HEN PUT IfJ AFRICA
GOT JOHN GOING SOUTH
OR. WrA WIU. ; ' V
Sole Entrant From
This Country, Lands in
Passports Provided in Advance
Fail to Relieve Him From
Zurich, Oct. 6. The international
baloon race for the Gordon Dennett
cup was won by Edgar W. Mix. the
American aeronaut, of Columbus,
Ohio, who will take the cup back tc
the United States. Mix lauded nortl
of Warsaw in Russian Poland at 5
o'clock Tuesday morning. Alfred Le
Blanc, the French pilot, came dowi
at Kubin, Hungary, Monday after
noon. When Mix landed he was taken in; i
custody by the Russian police. The
cause of the arrest is not yet Known.
It is impossible to explain why Mix
should have been molested, as in an
ticJpation of landing in Russia each
pilot was provided bei'oiv si ar' inir
with a special Russian passport guar
antce by the Russian minister
Switzerland to protect them against
l2iu liHMMy Tiikm It I p.
The American embassy at St. P-.ors
burg has been advised of Mix's pr die
anient and asked to take I he ni:iu -r
up at once with the Russian uuthoii
GOES FOR A RES!
President Leaves Sai
Francisco for the Yoscm
LONG TOUR HALF ENDEC
Proposes to Take Iircntliing Spell it
the Mountains Speaks on
" the Way.
San Francisco,. Oct. C. Piesid-in
Taft departed early tiiis motniiiL; fo
a few days rest in the Yos'mi'e val
ley, leaving here at 7::'. The pics!
dent crossed the bay to his privat:
car, which was attached to the reuli:
Southern Paciiic train to Merced. V
various small towns through which tli
train passed cheerings crowds greete .
Hooked for n peeeli.
The provident is booked for a sp
at Merced, which place ho will rea ,
early this afternoon. After a rece
tion there he will leave for the Yes
Kweorted Throuith Street.
San Francisco, Cal., Oct. 0. Aftei
passing the forenoon in Oakland an '
Berkley across the bay. Taft was wi !
corned in San Francisco yestcrdJ
afternoon by a great throng along th
line of march, extending over thre
miles of the principal streets. As th
president crossed from Oakland to Sa1
Francisco the army transport Thorn n
was just sailing for the Philippines
By the president's request, the revenu
cutter MeCulIough, on which he wa;
a passenger, went alongside the bi..
vessel, the sides of which were line
by soldiers and the families of officers
Uoulil Iike to ;. 'l oo.
On the bridge of the transport w it
the Philippine constabulary band
which played at the president's inaug
uration and was with him recently in
Seattle and was present, yesterday
morning in the Greek theater at Berk
ley. It was playing "Hail to th.
Ladysmltb, B. C Oct. 6. Thirty
two miners lost their lives yesterda;
in the extension mine of the Welling
ton Colliery company near hero as ,
result of an explosion of fire damp
Eighteen bodies have been recovered
Nanaimo, B. C. Oct. 6. Twenty
eight rcrsons were killed yesterdnj
by a terriiic explosion in mine No.
of the Willington Colliery company
Jlore than 100 miners were impris
oned in tunnels which run under the
sea. The. mine is located on Van
couver island and 3,000 men are em
Today's Baseball Results
Philadelphia, 2; Hoston 1 (12 in
Brooklyn, -I : Now York, 1.
Chief" as the president shouted
acioss (he water to khaki-clad soldiers,
"Good bye, boys, I wish you a plea-saut
Answering cheers came back, the
transport churned the water and the
vessel gained headway, the president
looking wistfully toward the Golden
"Does it make you feel homesick,
Mr. President?' asked an ambassado-
of the party. "Indeed, it does, replied
Taft. I'd siivc anything if I was going
Balloons That Started Race
From St. Louis Are Seen
ONE HEADS FOR DULUTH
.Municipal Day Exercises Furnish Di
version for Crowds Celebrat
St. Cloud, Minn., Oct. 6. The bal
oon St. Louis No. 3 passed over this
:ity early today sailing toward Duluti.
Renville, Minn., Oct. 6. The balloon
supposed to be the Indiana passed
tere at 7:30 this morning going in the
direction of St. Paul.
St. Louis, Oct. C. Thi3 was "mu
tiripal day" in the St. Louis centen
nial celebration. The ceremonies are
onfined to the laying of the corner
tones of the municipal buildings, ev -it
ions of police and fire departments
nd a review, by visiting majors of the
arade of city employes. Arctic Ev
lorer Cook's arrival late this after
iooii was the occasion of a big demon
tration. Mnr Hurt In "Prophets" I'iirude.
St. Louis, Oct. C. Nine persons were
njured, one probably fatally and four
thers serioiicly, when a new standard
ii front of the Jefferson hotel at the
iorthenst corner of Twelfth and Lo-
ust streets fell upon a crowd of per
sons waiting for the veiled prophets
arade at 7:30 last night.
J. C. Meeb.an. general foreman of
he Wabash railroad shops at Deca
ur, Ilk. was internally injured and
:is skull was fractured. Charles W.
Mitchell, employe of the Decatur shops,
v;fs probably fatally injured. His
kuil was also fractured, his body was
lacerated in many places and he re
lived internal injuries. Miss Nellie
.'crkins. aged 30, also of Decatur, UV.,
uffored a slight fracture of the skull.
VII are at the City hospital. The iron
iole was held in the ground by four
arge iron spikes. The asphalt around
he standard was weak and the crowd
jostling up against it caused it to fall.
One of IIIk Feature.
The parade of the prophets and the
lee'rical floats through the business
listrict and the prophets' ball in the
'oliseurn were the big events on the
schedule last night. Because of the
;reat number of visitors the route of
ho parade was lengthened a mile to
'ccornmodate the sightseers.
I.antl Far Apart.
The balloons Peoria and Missouri,
vliieh started Monday in the race for
o.ooo cubic footers, landed far apart.
I'he Peoria landed 127 miles from St.
onis. The Missouri's distance was
Jiunes W. Bemis and George E.
-liiiih, idiot and aid of the winner,
-ilightfd at livings. 111., 11 miles north-
ast of Cairo, at 7:30 a. m. yesterday.
' lai low B. Spencer and James P. Den
ir, in the Missouri, landed at lliber
iia. Mo., eight miles north of Jeffer
son City, at 8 a. m,
Ilitlloon Mnken lf3 Milea.;
The University City, Berry and Fox,
'andtd two miles south of Mooresville.
VIo., at 3:13 p. m. This point is about
!95 miles from St. Louis. The bal
oon was 21 hours and 55 minutes in
he air. Mooresville is about 12 miles
outh of Chillicothe. The Hoosier,
hauer and Custer, noncontestants,
'anded at Russell ville, Md., 20 miles
southwest of Jefferson City, at 11:20
i. m. Monday, after 17 hours and 55
ninutes aloft. The landing place is
about 129 miles from St. Louis. .
The University City passed near Car
scllton. Mo., and was followed by sev
ia! other of the contestants. All ap4
ear to have been wandering around
he state of Missouri, now traveling' in
mo direction and again in another.
The St. Louis No. 3, Von Phul and
Oreilly. got tangled up in cross-air cur
rents near Glasgow, Mo., yesterday
(Continued on Page Twelve.)
An expedition is beinjr arranged in England to start at once to discover the south pole.
NO MORE J
Washington. Oct. C. Joint maneu
vers of the regular army and naiion.il
guard are a thing of the past, at least
there will be no repcti'.ion of the re
cent Bosicn campaign ad long as ths
present directing forces in the war de
partment aie in control. Some valua
ble lessons were learned in that
period of stress and privation, but ! he
cost In human suffering 1 held by the
war department officials to have boe.i
out of all proportion to the benefl's
M- Teneh .Some Other XVny.
And besides they are now convinced
all real ability that was taugiit the
militiamen could just as well hav?
WRIGHTS MAY NOT
FLY BEFORE PUBLIC
Propose to Devote Time in Future
to Commercial lOvpIoitatimi of
New York, Oct. 6. Wilbur
Wright's .spectacular flight over the
Hi dson river Monday may be the last
which he or his brother, Orville, will
moke in public.
"Hereafter," said Mr. Wright yes
terday at Governor's island, where
he was superintending the taking
apart of his damaged aeroplane, "we
shall devote t.ll our efforts to the
commercial exploitation of our ma
chines and. fly only as a matter of
experiment' to teat the value of what
ever changer, we decide to make in
He added that neither he nor his
brother wished to be looked upon as
"showmen" and that offers ta fly lor
cash at exhibitions would be rejected
by them. N
"The flight of yesterday," said he.
"was more than an exhibition
CAR PEACE M SIGHT AT CLEVELAND;
TOM JOHNSON'S FIGHT NEARLY WON
Cleveland, Oct. C. A conference was
held yesterday to arrange final details
which will result-In an absolute settle
ment of the local street railway situ i-
tion, which has been bitterly agitated
for eight years. During the life of th s
controverry it has been a political is
sue at all times. Partial settlement-3
have been made and many proposed,
but all failed of their object. Now
peace is assured.
The basis of the strife has been
Mayer Tom L. Johnson's contention
for Scent fare. The proposed settle
ment will be upon this rate of fare aul
will eliminate the street car question
from the fall campaign. All the main
points have been settled. It is agreed
that the city shall give the Cleveland
Railway company, the owner of the:
local lines, a 23 year franchise, r?-
vokable at any time any of the details
of the contract with the city is vio
lated. The city reserves the richt to
purchase the lines at any time mu
nicipal ownership is made lawful, pro
been imparted through other meant,
r.nd without calling out iio.-pital col.
during the campaign and wi' lio.it. caus
ing the dreary lists of absentees o-i
the company roll call in nation i! guard
armories since then attributable to
pneumonia, "iiji dysentery extending
over wre,ue alter tit'-return . of t'.i'j
iiiilitiinie'wTorn the field.
Santa Fe Dividend Grows.
New York, Oct. C. The directors of
the Santa Fe railroad today declared
si. semi annual dividend of ,! per cent
on common ;:tock. an increase of
i of 1 per unt over the ia-it previjus
was more like taking up a challenge
or the making of a record to stanc!
as a milestone in the history of aeria'
nr vi.ition. I would hae done bet
ter than I did had net the blowing
out of a cylinder of my machine pre
vented ine from making a second
flight. But all tilings considered, I
nia satisfied with my performance ol
Missing Found in Poorhouse.
Burlington, Iowa. Oct. fi. After a
long search by relative:;, Frank Kutt,
who disappeared from Cairo, Iowa,
on uly 2S,w as found yesterday in the
' poorhouse at Kccsaun.ua. Iowa.
REACH A TRUCE
ON RAISIN WINE
Chicago, Oct. 6. After a confer
ence today between government of
ficlals and representatives of the dis
tilling interests it was decided that
the- bill praying an injunction agains'
the collection of revenue tax on the
manufacture of raisin wine should be
dismissed. The government will fur
ther inVes-tigate the production of
viding the city desires to take over
.May .nine Iureh!er.
The city also reserve.- the right lo
name a purchaser of the lines after
The initial rate of fare is to be ?,
cents on ail lines with a 1 cent extra
charge for a transfer. Roth the city
and the railway company have agreed
to let Judge Robert W. Taylor of the
United States .'court determine the
value of the railway property and th'j
maximum rate of fare. It H agreed
that at no time shall the rate of fare
be greater than will allow the company
an earning oT mow than C per cent
upon tho value of the properly, coi,:
sistent with good service.
Mnximum fare 4 (rnl.i.
Judge Taylor has indicated that hj
will make the maximum rate ot fare 4
cents for a cash fare and the regular
ticket rate seven tickets for 23 cents
and a cent extra for transfers. This
proposition has been accepted both by
the city and the railway company.
SIX MONTHS MORE
Explorer Cook Says He Expects
Controversy With Peary
to End Then.
IS LECTURING IN MEANTIME
l:ii,l Accepts Invitation to Place
Documents With American
Washington, Oct. e. Pearv has ac
cepic.l the invitation of the National
Geographic society to submit bis proofs
to them for verification. The same in
vitation was extended to Cook, but do
far no reply has been received.
Kiliu.H irllinpn( I'nHiiKr.
Quebec, Oct. 6. Captain Dernier
and the government steamer Arctic,
arrived here yesterday from a cruise
in the arctic regions.
Captain Kernier said the northwest
passage had been negotiated. First
Mate Green, in May of this year, with
a party of six selected men, drove
over the ice westward, but before
returning to Ktah suffered terrible
hardships. AH their dogs were kill
ed for food and the men arrived at
tluv winter Headquarters dragging
their, sled and in the last stages of
1 1. 'Hi Ilt-nril from Cook.
Captain Dernier has a letter which
he received from Dr. Cook, dated Up-
ernavik. .May 23, in which the latter
says that Peary sold his supplies, but
that with the aid of provisions
brought by Dernier he was able to
"work cut his problem." The letter
"We have pushed into the barest
center and have picked the polar
prize, but the effort was dangerous
beyond all conception."
Captain Dernier, when asked if he
thought either Cook or Peary had
readied the pole, answered:
"I would not admit that either has
been to the pole before I have had
sufficient proof. Doth are persist
ent." The captain did not want to say
any more because, as he said, he ex
pects to be a witness in the Cook
I'll txliurs fleam OMik.
Pittsburg. Pa., Oct. C. Facing an
audience which packed the iMiciuesne
garden from pit to dome, Cook last
night made a talk concerning the
tolar trip. lie declined to receive
the newspaper men.
DINNER FOR MELVILLE
E. STONE, HEAD, OF A. P,
Honored at Xeiv York City on Kve
of Departure for Trip Around
New York, Oct. 6. One hundred and
thirty friends of Melville E. Stone,
general manager of the Associated
Press, paid him a tribute of esteem
last ' night at a dinner at the Iotos
rlub on the eve of his departure on a
trip aro.ind the world. The dinnT
was in charge of members of the club,
but 40 nonmembers were,lnited to
attend.. Several of the invited guest?
cent messages of regret which were
read. Among these were Andrew Car
negie, Mark Twain, Dr. Nicholas Mur
ray Butler, Colonel George Harvey,
Frank R. Lawrence, James Speyer and
Colonel J. C. Hemphill.
An event of the dinner was the pres
entation to Mr. Stone of a shield of
cast bronze on which in bas-relief Mr.
Stone is surrounded by exact repre
sentations in gold and enamel of dec
orations which have been bestowed
upon him by France. Germany, Italv,
Russia, Sweden and Japan. An Amer
ican eagle surmounts the shk-ld, which
i3 colored with brushed gold and
mounted on French gray velvet in a
mahogany shadow box.
DUE TO HIS WATCH
Borrowed Timepiece Blamed by
Conductor as Cause of
STATE FAIR SPECIAL IN IT
One Killed and 35 Injured, Four
Probably Fatally, on I. C.
Springfield. 111., Oct. 6. One pas
senger was killed outright and 3i
persons injured, four probably fa
tally, in a collision last night between
the state fair special taking home
several hundred excursionists who
had been attending the state fair in
tnis city ana a regular passenger
train on the Illinois Central at Par-
nell, 3 miles south of Farmer City.
I)-hiI anil Injured.
Miss Clara Watson of Farmer City.
Probably fatally injured:
Mrs. Thomas Datemau, Farmer
D. F. Rarnes, Farmer City, frac
Jacob Koss, Gibson City.
Daniel Hollowell, Farmer City.
The seriously injured:
Conductor Duncan of the special,
William Jones, a farmer of Farmer
Conductor George OCTa'rp'e'ftter of
the regular passenger, Springfield.
Engineer J. Clark of the special,
Engineer McCue of the regular
t ra i n .
Frank McKinley of Farmer City.
The Misses Mct'ord. Dewitt.
Frank Hansey, Farmer City.
Darius Waters, Farmer City.
Thomas Ratman, Farmer City.
On Mmrp Curve.
The wreck occurred at a sharp
curve while the trains were running
at a very high rate of speed and the
two engines came together witn a
terrific force. Four coaches of the
special were smashed. A special
train brought physicians from Clin
ton and the injured were given at
Coixluolor To lil Story.
It was 1 1 o'clock before news of
the accident reached Farmer City,
when Conductor Duncan of the spec
ial, himself seriously injured, limped
into town and told of the wreck.
Word was sent to Clinton and in a
few minutes a special carrying phy
sicians was on the way to the scene
The body of Miss Watson was seen
beneath the wreckage but It was
pinned down so that rescue was dif
ficult. ' Hid ul TnWe Fire.
The fact that the wreckage did not
catch fire is responsible for the num
ber of dead and injured being sc.
small, as many of the injured were
pinned down for some time under
IllftineM Hummed WMteli.
Conductor Duncan of the special
gives his version of cause of t he
wreck. His own watch was beinc
repaired and he was using his son't
watch, he says. The dial of the son'?
watch was not in the same position
as on his own. and when he looked
at it he thought he had 14 minute;
in which -to run to the Farmer Cit
siding, Z miles from the scene of the
Engineer Clark of the special or
rounding the curve saw the head
light of the southbound passenget
train, shut off steam and reversec
Cabinet Members Home.
Washington, Oct. C. Attorney Gen
eral Wickersham and Secretary -.il
Commerce and Labor Nagel return-?!-here
today after their summer vaca
En-Congressman Payson Dead.
Washington, Oct. C. Lewis K. Pay
son, wno represented the Ninth ill!
nois district in the 47th to 5isl con
gress, is dead, aged CS.
PACING MARK FOR
2-YEAR-OLD IS CUT
Lexington, Ky., Oct. C. The 2
year-old pacing record of 2:10 1-1
made by Ecstacy in 189S, was cut t
2:08 3-1 in a trial against time b.
Flcta Dillon, a bay filly belonging t
Sterling 13. Holt of Indianapolis.
Advocates of War Work
ing for a Decisive
Newspapers Printing the Other
Side Confiscated Lull in
Activity at Front.
Madrid, Oct. C. Meager Moroccan
news published today: indicates a lull
in Spanish operations against till
Moors. Three trans-Atlantic liners aro
being filed for service on the Moroc
can coast. '
The entire editions of five republi- '
can newspapers have been confiscated
by the authorities for publishing an
article by Scnor Costa, a republican
leader, criticising the government.
Oorreo Espanol publishes today an
account of a secret meeting of chiefs
of the military party, at which. It Is
alleged, it was decided to advise King
Alfonso to increase the army in Africa
to 150,(100 men, with a reserve force of
Cio.ooo, to insure a rapid and complete
victory over the Moors.
A p pen In lo People.
Senor Galdoz, a republican deputy
and author, publishes an address to
the people cjf Spain, urging them to
compel the government to end the un
happy Moroccan adventure and to
ccaso the "wicked persecution which
constitutes an outrage to humanity and
a disgrace to Spain in the eyes of the
I-'irliiK Siind MlNMen Man.
Cerbere, France, Oct. C. Reports
from Barcelona are that 1,200 revolu-..
tionary piisoners are still awaiting
trial.. It is also stated when Garcia
was recently executed the squad fired
twice without touching the condemned
man, and that then a lieutenant shot
him dead with a revolver.
DAUGHTER OF MARK
TWAIN IS A BRIDE
West Redding. Conn.. Oct. 6.
Miss Clara L. Clemens, daughter of
Samuel L. Clemens (Mark Twain)
was married today to Oship Gabrilo
witseh, a Russian pianist.
ADMITS OF SIX MARRIAGES
Pi-it-oner in Khiishs City Sujh She CJot
Tiled ot II uiniils.
Kansas City, Mo., Oct. C. Grace
K. Chapman plead guilty to a charge
of bigamy in Justice Miller's court
at her preliminary trial here yester
day, admitting she had been' married
to six men without having obtained
a divorce from any of them.
"Yes, I'm guilty," she testified.
"I've had six husbands and I'm sick
of matrimony. Mof-t of the men I
married were farmers. I'd live with .
them until I got tired of them and
then I'd leave. They were mi tire
some." 'Were you ever divorced?"
"Not that I know of," Mrs. Chap
Mrs. Chapman was unable to fur-ni.-di
a bond of 2.000 and was re
manded to jail to await trial.
QUAKES ATALT LAKE CITY
Three I'artli Shocks Are Felt at
Points in Idaho.
Salt Lake City, Oct. C. Three sharp
md distinct earthquakes were felt
:ere last night. The first occurred lit
7:42 and the last at 7:45. All thr?
.verc felt at points in Idaho.
Indianapolis, Ind., Oct. 6. The an
nual meeting of the Grain Dealers
Vutional association opened in this
:ity today. An important matter to
be considered is the progress in the
adoption of the uniform grading stan
dard recommended by the association,
lohn F. Courcier, secretary-treasurer
of the organization, will report that
many grain exchanges have adopted
a standard and that he expetta thafv
the Chicago board of trade and state
railroad and warehouse commission
-it Illirois will soon put it into prac
tice. The association. It ia said, is -3trongly
opposed to the proposed In
spection of grain by federal ap