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FIFTY-EIGHTH YEAR. NO. 307.
THE ARGUS, TUESDAY. OCTOBER 12. 1909.
PRICE TWO CEXTS.
WIND RAKES SOUTH COAST;
FROST SKIRTS THE STORM
CRANE'S RESIGNATION AS
MINISTER TO CHINA IS IN
The U. S.-Great Hemlock! There's an election all right in old New York!
Millions "Worth of Prop
erty and Some Lives
DANGER PASSES ON
Freezing Temperature Extends
from Texas Panhandle
Through to North.
Key West, Fla., Oct. 12. Half the
city is practically in ruins, over 500
homes destroyed and more than 103
ships wrecked as a result of yester
All Mauser Vow i'ant.
Washington, Oct. 12. All danger to
points on the gulf of Mexico and At
lantic coast from the West Indian hur
ricane has passed, ..according' to the
.weather bureau . today. The storm,
after wr-cking Key West, crossed Flor
ida peninsula and went out to sea at
Miami. The disturbance is no v con
tinuing with unabated force northeast
erly along the gulf stream and is head
ing toward the Bermudas.
No DatntiKC .North,
Jacksonville, Fla.. Oct. 12. The
"ctoria i which devastated Key West
and the southern peninsula of Flor
ida last night did no damage north oi
Miami. The property loss at K?y
West still holds to the first estimate
Following l"l ( int,
Louisville. Ky., Oct. 12. Straggling
reports this morning indicate the i.ur
ricano is closely following the gulf
stream up the Atlantic toast.
ile I P Daninsm,
Key West, Fla., Oct. 12. With the
city in the hands of the military au
thorities who were called on by the
mayor for assistance, efforts are being
concentrated today in ascertaining the
damage wrought by the hurricane
which swept the gulf yesterday. It is
estimated the damage to property in
the city and harbor will roach $2,l)i,
000. I.ONH of Life Feared.
No loss of life has been reported in
the city, but it is thonght tins death
toll will be heavy along tin- eastern
toast of the peninsula, lktween CO
and 75 boats were destroyed. It is
feared a number of lives were lost on
these vessels. In the city whole blocks
of frame structures were razed. Ihick
no ises also fell he-lore the gale, while
the great tobacco factories and ware
houses suffered considerable damage.
Jail I'll 11 of V liiiilnU.
The jail is filled with vandals cap
tured by the military and the police
during the night. Hundreds are home
less today and are being. cared for in
the churches, schools and other struc
tures which escaped the fury of the
storm. Rations are being distributed
by the city authorities.
IJiintpPN Full Foroe.
Tampa, Fla., Oct. 12. Xews received
today indicates the west coast of the
Florida peninsula escaped the full
force of the hurricane which yester
day swept' up from the gulf, but anx
it ty is felt over shipping which is
known to have been in the path of
the storm. It is now believed the dam
age from the storm will be compara
tively light in the interior.
.u lentli nt Ilnvann,
Havana. Oct. 12. Reports indicnl '
the property loss resulting from ye
terday's storm was heavy but tlu-r.
were few fatalities. Four bodies have j
been discovered amid the ruins of fal-J
leu houses here, and it is now b--
lieved 12 lives were lost in this ciry. '
At least half of the lighters in the
harbor when the storm broke were 1
sunk or stranded.
Army IIami"k Wrecked.
Washington, Oct. 12. Considerable
damage to army property at Key West
resulted from yesterday's hut ricaue .
Two barracks buildings wer damagi
beyond repair. The hospital was par-1
tially unroofed and the suppli s of'
that institution ruined. The condens-j
ing plant was wrecuea aim an tne
Chicago, Oct. 12. Under the terms
of the will of Mrs. Sarah Morris, wid
ow of Nelson Morris, the Chicago pack
ing house magnate, who met her death
in an automobile accident on the con
tinent Sept. 1G, it was announced to
day, bequests of $400,000 are made to
buildings belonging to the army flood
ed from rains.
Weal her Service lrnlied.
It is fully expected incoming reports
will disclose severe damage to ship
pins' and much destruction to nronerty
and perhaps loss of life among the
l' lorida keys, but undoubtedly the de
struction would have been much
greater except for the prompt action
of the weather bureau in spreading
broadcast through every available
agency warnings of the approaching
TroN Ortlerert to Help.
Acting Secretary of War O'iver has
directed the commanding officer of the
coast artillery at Key West, Fla., to je
prepared to render such assistance us
may be requested by the mayor of
that city in maintaining order follow
ing the devastation as a result of yes
terday's hurricane. The only Unite 1
States troops at Key West are three
companies of coast artillery, about 400
men, and these will be of material
help to the city officials in their ef
forts to prevent Iootim- and disturb
ances. Should more be needed they
could be sent from Tampa and Tensa
cola. at both of which cities ar?
located artillery posts.
Temperature 2S in Son (Invest.
Kansas City. Mo.. Oct. 12. A temperature-
of 2S degrees above zero pre
vails throughout Kansas, the western
half of Missouri, northern Oklahoma
and the Texas panhandle. A killing
frost was experienced last night in
Down to Deureen.
Norfolk, Neb., Oct. 12. Following
yesterday's snow flurries in northern
Nebraska and southern Dakota, the
mercury dropped to 22 above zero to
day. Clii-!KO l Hit.
Chicago. Oct. 12. Chicago was vis
ited by a light snow storm today, the
first of the season. Evidence of heav
ier snows north and northwest were
borne on the roofs and sides of rail
way cars entering the city. The tem
perature was close to the freezing
Winter in Mlcliisan.
Detroit, Oct. 12. Lower i.tichisan
received its first installment of real
win.VX today with a temperature hov
eridr between SO and 40 degrees.
Snow fell intermittently over almost
all the lower parts of the state.
Snow nt l.n Crosse.
La Crosse, Wis., Oct. 12. Three
inches of snow fell here during the
Over n Foot f Snow.
Ditluth, Minn., Oct. 12. A continu
ance of yesterday's blizzard was main
tained today at the head of the lakes.
On the range the blizzard has been
general, with reports of over a foot of
snow at various places.
Contract Let by Meyer for
Building of Dreadnought,
CRAMPS GET THE WYOMING
Total Number of Battleships Under
Way Now Seven, With Many
Other l ighting Craft.
Washington. Oct. 12. Secretary
Meyer has signed a contract with the
New York Shipbuilding company for
the construction of the dreadnought
battleship. Arkansas. William Cramp
fc Sons company are to build the
otiier dreadnought, the Myoniing,
authorized by the last congress,
linn Seven I'nder Way!
With these two monster war ves
sels on the ways the navy department
will have under construction snvcn
battleships in all. the Arkansas, Wyo
ming. South Carolina, Delaware,
North Wakota, Florida and Utah.
The South Carolina. Delaware and
North Dakota are Do or more per
cent completed, according to the
monthly statement just issued by the
bureau of construction and repair.
Other (raft Heine Unlit.
In addition there are under nay
several colliers. 20 torpedo boat de
stroyers, and 1C submai ines. A num
ber of these vessels are already in
service, lacking only the finishing
touches before being actually com
pleted and accepted by the navy de
partment. REFUSED TO BURY OWN SON
Peoria Couple Disown Heir When He
Is Killed by Kailroad Train.
Monmouth. III., Oct. 12. Dis
claimed by his parents, the body of
Frank Scheiper, who was run . over
and killed by a train here Saturday,
v as buried in the potter's field. Mr.
and Mrs. Frank Scheiper, the dead
man's parents, reside at Peoria. They
had been estranged from their son for
several years, owing, it is said, to
the latter's dissolute habits.
TODAY'S CHAMPIONSHIP GAME IN FIGURES
PITTSBURG. AB.R, H. P. A. E.
Byrne, 3b 4 0 1 1 2 0
Leach, cf 3 0 0 3 0 0
Clarke, If 4 0 0 1 0 0
Wagner, ss 3 0 0 2 4 0
Miller, 2b 4 0 13 12
Abstein, 1b 4 0 0 12 1 2
Wilson, rf 4 0 1 0 0 0
Gibson, c 3 0 1 2 5 0
Liefield, p 1 0 0 0 4 0
Phillippe, p 1 0 0 0 2 2
-O'Connor 1 0 0 0 0 C
Totals :..32 0 4 24 19 5
Batted for Liefield in the fifth
Score by Innings:
t Hits by Innings:
Summary: Two-base hits Byrne, Bush, Cobb. Sacrifice hits T. Jones,
Stanage. Stolen bases Byrne, Leach. Double plays Wagner to Abstein.
Bases on balls Off Liefield, 2; off. Mull in. 2. Bases on dead ball Cobb, Dele
hanty. Struck out By Phillippi, 1; by Muliin, 10.
Detroit, Oct. 12. A frightful condi
tion prevailed at the start of today's
championship game. The thermom
eter was near the freezing point and
a chilling southwest wind swept the
field. The spectators, who did not
number nearly so many as yesterday,
were wrapped in overcoats, furs, blan
kets, etc. The players wore heavy
sweaters. The batteries were: De
troit, Muliin and Stanage; Pittsburg,
Liefield and Gibson. The score fol
lows: FIRST lMt..
Pittsburg. Byrne hit a bounder
which went off Mullin's glove and Del
ehanty threw him out to T. Jones.
Leach was out, Bush to T. Jones.
Clarke was out, Delehanty to T. Jones.
Detroit. D. Jones flied to Leach.
Bush was out, Liefield to Abstein.
Cobb was hit by a pitched ball and
took second when Abstein muffed Lie
field's throw to catch him off first.
Crawford flied to Leach. No runs.
Pittsburg. Donovan was ordered
from the field for talking from the
bench. Wagner walked. Miller
struck out. Delehanty' fumbled Ab
stein'3 groundar and Wagner took sec
ond. Abstein was safe on first. 'Wil
son hit to Muliin who forced Wagner
at third, Muliin to Moriarty, Abstein
going to second. Gibson was out, Mul
iin to T. Jones. No runs.
Detroit. Delehanty was hit by a
pitched ball and took first. Moriarty
sent a Texas leaguer to short left and
was safe, Delehanty taking thfrd. T.
Jones sent a bounder to Liefield and
Delehar.ty was run down between
home and third, Moriarty going to
third and T. Jones to second. Stanage
singled, scoring Moriarty and T. Jone3.
Muliin forced Stanage, Wagner to
Miller, and in an effort to double Mul
iin, Miller threw wild into the crowd
and Muliin took second. D. Jores was
out,. Liefield to Abstein. Two runs.
Pittsburg. Liefield struck out.
Byrne doubled to the left field over,
flow. Leach walked. Clarke fanned.
IN FROSTY AFFRAY
DETROIT. AB.R. H. P. A. E.
D. Jones, if ? 1 1 0 0 0
Eush, ss 5 110 10
Cobb, rf 3 0 110 0
Crawford, cf 4 0 1 2 0 0
Delehanty, 2b 3 0 0 1 3 1
Moriarty, 2b 4 12 13 0
T. Jones, 1b 3 1 1 12 0 0
Stanage, c 3 0 1 10 0 0
Mutlin, p 3 1 0 0 5 0
Totals .32 5 8 27 12 1
Byrne stole third and Leach stole sec
ond. Wagner struck out. No runs.
Detroit. Bush flied to Clarke. Cobb
bunted and was out, Gibson to Ab
stein. Crawford singled to center. Ab
stein fumbled Delehanty's bcunder and
the batsman was safe, Crawford tak
ing second. Moriarty forced Dele
hanty at second, Wagner to Miller. No
Pittsburg. Miller was out, Moriarty
to T; Jones. Abstein fanned. Wilson
singled to left. Gibson was out. Mo-
riarty to T. Jones. No runs. '
Detroit. T. Jones beat out a bunt.
Stanage forced Jones, Wagner unas
sisted, and Stanage was doubled at
first, Wagner to Abstein. Muliin
walked. D. Jones singled to left, send
ing Muliin to second. Bush doubled
into the left field crowd, scoring Mul
iin and D. Jones taking third. Cobb
doubled into left, scoring D. Jones and
Bush. Crawford was out, Liefield to
Abstein. Three runs.
Pittsburg O'Connor batted for Lie
field and struck cut. Byrne struck out.
Leach was out, Delehanty to T. Jones.
No runs. (Phillippi went in to pitch
Detroit Delehanty fouled to Gibson.
Moriarty flied to Leach. T. Jones was
out, Byrne to Abstein. No runs.
Pittsburg. Clarke struck out. Wag
BORDER CITIES IN
COB MEETING OF PRESIDENTS
El Paso, Texas, Oct. 12. With thous
ands of flags and countless yards of
bunting fluttering in the breezes, while
armies of decorators are still at work,
Juarez and El Paso are almost ready
to welcome the presidents of the
United States and Mexico. Juarez Is
crowded with troops, the flower of the
Mexican army arriving last night.
Ignacio Mariscal, secretary of the de
partment of foreign relations of Mex
ico, arrived at Juarez yesterday and
took general charge.
ner lined out to T. Jones. Miller
struck out. No runs.
Detroit. Star.age was out, Wagner
to Abstein. Muliin was safe on M.l
Icr's bad throw. D. Jones forced Mul
iin, Miller to Wagner. D. Jones was
caught stealing, Gibson to Miller. No
Pittsburg. Abstein flied to Craw
ford. Wilson was out, Muliin to T.
Jones. Gibson singled to right. Phil
lippe struck out. No runs.
Detroit. Bush was out, Phillippe to
Abstein. Cobb bunted out, Gibson to
Abstein. Crawford hit to Abstein and
was safe when Phillippe dropped th:
throw. Delehanty was out, Phillippe
to Abstein. No runs.
Pittsburg. Crawford made a good
catch of Byrne's short fly. Leach
popped to Delehanty. Clarke flied to
Cobb. No runs.
Detroit. Moriarty's hot grounder
bounded off Phillippe's shin and went
for a hit. Phillippe fumbled T. Jones'
attempt to sacrifice and Jones was
safe, Moriarty taking second. Stanage
sacrificed, Gibson to Abstein. Muliin
struck out. D. Jcnes walked. Bush
was out, Byrne to Abstein. No runs.
Pittsburg. Wagner was out, Moria--
ty to T. Jones. Miller bunted safely,
getting credit for a hit. Abstein out,
Muliin to T. Jone6, Miller taking sec
ond. Wilson was out to T. Jones.
JH I.MX'.S PITCHING A FKATIRK.
Mullin's superb pitching was the
feature. He allowed but four scattered
hits and struck out 10 men.
Colli for llnNehnll.
Detroit. Mich., Oct. 12. Exceed
ingly cold weather for baseball g-eet-ed
the enthusiasts as they made their
way to Hennett park for the fourth
game of the world's championship
series scheduled for today. Despite
the untoward weather conditions, the
crowd began to gather early at th
park. The brilliant rally of Detroit
in the closing innings of yesterday's
battle has inspired fresh hope in the
bi easts of the team's supporters de
spite the defeat of their team.
Four I iniilrrx on I)iit.
Four umpires will be on duty the
remaining games of this series. Two
will work in their regular positions
behind the bat and on bases, while
the other two will be stationed at the
end of right and left field foul linos.
The duties of those stationed at the
extremities of the foul lines will be
principally to make decisions xegard-
GALA DRESS FOR
General A. L. Meyer, U. S. A., com
manding the department of Texas, is
here with his staff, and , 3,000 troops
from Fort Sam Houston will arrive
Friday. Immediately after his arrival
the general was In conference with the
local committee and the chief of the
United States secret service, and it
was decided to make a slight change
in the route of President Diaz as he
comes to El Paso, so as to give the
population a better opportunity to
ing balls hit into the crowd and in
terference with fielders. Klein i.:
scheduled to work behind the u.it to-'
day with Evans on bases anti
O'Loughlin and Johnstone doing sen
try duty along the outfield foul lines.
Vlnyrrn Will Have DKJ.'.OIHI.
The players will share in the re
ceipts of one more game and it is
certain they'll have more than $6.1,-
000 to divide among them. That will
be the largest sum ever received by
players from a world's championship
eries. Each player on the winning
team will receive close to $2,000 and
the losers more than $1,000 each.
Weather Interfere at hlenc.
Chicago, Oct. 12. Today's Cubs-Sox
ame was postponed on account of
WINDS UPHIS STAY
President Taft Finishes Tour of I
Coast With Visit to the
READY FOR START EAST
Tomorrow He Will Heat h (Jrund Can
yon. Where He Will SK-nl a
Day Viewing Sights.
Los Angeles, Cal., Oct. 12. Pies
Ident Taft today began the second
day as guest of Los Angeles and :id-
joining cities of southern California
fter a night of rest at the home of
his sister, Mrs. W. A. Edwards, fol
lowing a banquet in his honor last
night, the president arose early and
met the local committee and was i-'.k-
en by special trolley car to the Na
tional Soldiers' home at Sawteile, 10
miles from Los Angeles. Thousands
of old veterans congregated at the
station or lined the walk through ti:e
grounds and cheered the chief exec
ApiirnlH to I'u t rlotiniii.
The president's speech to the vet
erans was delivered from the steps of
one cf the buildings and was tilled
with patriotic sentiments ajid deep
appreciation of their valiant services.
pon leaving the stand the president
grasped the outstretched nauds r.f
many veterans. Later the president
isited Pasadena where he was en
thusiastically welcomed and enter
tained. At luncheon President "i aft
Slitrt FnNttvnrd Journey.
From here the president bvgan his
eastward journey passing out into ihe
great orange and lemon groves of
Riverside and San i;ernardino coun
ties. The president is scheduled to
resume his journey eastward shoilly
after It o'clock and tomorrow will he
in Arizona on his way to the Grand
canyon. Arriving at the Grand can
yon, the president will spend a day
in much similar enjoyment to that he
had at Yosemite.
zIk"k AmWm to lie l.oekeil I' p.
Los Angeles. Oct. 12. "Lock me up:
I don't want to be shadowed all day,'
said a clean-looking, well-dressed la
boring man, who walked into Los An
geles police headquarters alone yes
"What do you want to be locked up
for?" asked the captain in charge.
The man hesitated, glanced alxjut to
see that he was not overheard, and
said quietly: "My name is Czolgosz."
It was the police captain's turn to hes
itate, but he caught himself quickly.
"Well, go over there and sit down,"
he said. And so it happened that the
brother of the man who died for hav
ing robbed the nation of the life of
one or its presidents voluntarily sat
in a police station while President
Taft was driven through the streets.
Aside from his relationship to one
whose name is mentioned only in
shame, the man has nothing about his
life which he need hide.
Hsinquet In II In Honor.
Last evening Mr. Taft was guest of
honor at a banquet at the Shriner au
ditorium, which, in point of numbers
present and in lavishness and decora
tions, proved to be one of the dis
tinctive features of his trip.
The president's visit to Los Angeles
primarily was arranged that he might
visit his sister, Mrs. W. A. Edwards.
Mr. Taft rested at his sister's home for
a time during the late aitemoon and
spent the night there.
Pecria, 111., Oct. 12. A special from
Eureka.. 111., says City Marshall Wil
liam Wyrick lost his life there at 4: JO
this morning when a gas engine at the
city water work3 plant exploded. Wy
rick, aside fro.n his duties as city mar
shal, was required to operate the
! pulping plant. Part of the building
Secretary Knox Accepts
it for Good of the
MISTAKE IS ADMITTED
Chicagoan Peddled Story of De
partment Clerk to a
Washington, Oct. 12. Secretary of
State Knox early this afternoon In
formed Charles R. Crane, minister des
ignate to China, he would accept his
resignation. Crane had already ad
vised (he secretary he was preparing
to resign if recent developments had
made his further service in that posi
tion embarrassing to the department.
Knox has advised President Taft of
Knox Mnkea Statement..
A statement by Secretary Knox was
made public this afternoon. The sec
retary recites the investigation of the
department of Mate rcgard'ner the re
cent agreements between China and
Japan concerning Manchuria, that
while the investigation was in progress
Crane was informed by a department
clerk of what was being done, that,
without consulting any important offi
cer of the department. Crane gave out
a newspaper siory that the govern
ment was preparing to protest against
some feature of that agreement, that
he sent for Crane, charging him with
responsibility for the story, and that
Crane admitted indiscreet talk with a
reporter and expressed a willingness
Fur t.ool of Mrrt lee.
The secretary informed Crane for
tlie good of the service the resignation
would he accepted.
Washington. Oct. 12. The discovery
of alleged forgeries and defalcations
aggregating, a'cording to unofficial ad
vices, approximately $210,000, today
lesulted in the dosing of the doors of
the First National bank of Mineral
Point, Wis., and the appointment of
John W. Scl.otield of the office of the
controller of the currency as receive".
Arrests are expected to follow:
The hank's capital is $100,000. de
posits $5o.1.978. surplus $20,000, un
divided profits $11,724. The re
sources total $007,702.
ROUT DOMINGO REBELS
Government Troop KcpuKe Insur
gents Attacking Frontier Town.
Cape Ilaitien, Haiti, Oct. 12. A rev
olution has broken out In Santo Do
mingo. The insurgents, headed by
General Andre Navarro, yesterday at
tacked Dajabon, a town near the Ilai
tien frontier, but were repulsed ny
the government troops.
ILLINOIS MASONS MEETING
More Thun l,.oo Attending the
Chicago, Oct. 12 The Masonic
Grand I)dge of Illinois opened he;-
this morning. More than l,.ru
Masons are present. The sessions of
the communication, which will end
Thursday, are being held in Mediuab
Doctors in Session.
St. IuiH, Oct. 12. The annual meet
ing of the Mississippi Valley Medical
association began here this morning
with nearly a thousand phyi-IciaiiB and
surgeons in attendance.
Moors Open Fire on Town.
Penon l)e La Gomera, Morocco,
Oct. 12. The Moors opened lire on
this town today but were ahelled and
driven off by Spanish troops.
Kewanee. 111., Oct. 12. Mrs. J. f.
Hungate of La Ilarpe, aged CO, wan
killed here today and Mrs. Houke
seriously hurt as the result of an acci
dent to their touring car which was
Etruck by a street car.