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FIFTY NINTH YEAR'. NO. 4.
THE ARGUS, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21. 1900.
TRICH TWO CENTS.
PRAISES OF JUSTICE SCOTT
VOIVS THERE'S ROTTERHESS
IN GAY LITTLE OLD NEW YORK
SPOKEN IN SUPREME COURT
IN INSPECTION OF 1EA
Filemorials From State
and Mercer County Bar
AND PUT ON RECORDS
Eloquent Addresses Upon Life
of Late Jurist Given by Old
Springfield. 111., Oct. 21. (Special.)
Many members of the bar of Sanga
mon county and several from othsr
parts of the slate attended the mein-j-rinl
exercises which were held by tbo
supreme court this afternoon in Iioiidi-
LATE JUSTICE GUY C. SCOTT.
of the late Judge Cay C. Scott ef
Aledo, who was a member of the su
preme court when he died.
From Mate liar AxKitt-ialion.
'; The memorial . drafted by. the com
mittee of the Illinois State Bar associa
tion, consisting of Stephen 15. Gregory
of Chicago, Hon. I. N. BassxjLLut Alclu,
Charles L. Capon of Bloom inglon.
Judge George W. Thompson of Gales
burg and John S. Stevens of Peoria,
were presented to the court by .Mr
Gregory, the chairman of the commit
tee, and were ordered spread on the
records of the court.
Juriitr ItiiNSftt 1'ay Tribute.
Hon. I. X. Basse t of Al-do, whoso
pupil Judge Scott was, paid an elo
quent tribute to t ho dead jurist on
behalf of the state bar association.
Mr. Bassett is president of the Mercer
County Bar association.
The resolutions in honor of Judge
Scott drafted by the Mrcer County
Bar association were presented by
Judge Henry E. Burgiss of Aledo, who
made an able address.
C'hlrf Jilndor I(mmiiiIm.
The response on behalf or the su
preme court was made by Chief Jus
tice William M. Fanner of Vandali.i.
who spoke feelingly of the high es
teem in which Judge Scott was held
by his associates on the supreme
bench and of his clear and logical I
mind. The Mercer County Bar asso-!
ciatiou resolutions were al.-o ordered
spread on the records of the supreme
DIES OF OLD AGE
Hastings, Neb., Oct. 21. Charles
M. Schlatter; who claimed to cure ills
by divine power, was found dead in
u roem in a local hotel today. Doc
tors say he died of old age.
Schlatter, the "divine healer." had
visited Rock Island a niimhcr of
times. There was always' much mys-t
. i : . i t . i
tery connected who nis comings and
goings. At times he would disap
near and not be heard from for
months or years at a time. On such I
occasions he is supposed to have been
in foreign countries. He was last in
I. ock Island about a year ago, hold
ing meetings at Armory hall.
5,000 MILES AWAY,
Cleveland, Oct. 21. Announcement
was made-at St. Ignatius college to
day that a prolonged and severe earth
quake shock was recorded by the seis
mograph last night. The disturbance
lasted 29 minutes and was about 5,000
miles from here.
Carriage Builders Elect.
Washington. Oct. 21. The Carriage
Builders' National association today
elected W. H. Mclntyre president and
Henry C. McLear secretary-treasurer.
The members of the executive com
mittee are: J. I). Dort of Flint, Mich.,
and Maurice Connolly of Dubuque,
THE TOWN OF TAFT
Sees Development of Brother's Prop
erty .Also Plays Golf Willi
Champion of Texas.
Gregory, Texas, Oct. 21. President
Taft began the third day of his ranch
vacation with a game of golf this
morning against Robert Connolly, the
champion of Texas. This afternoon
he will visit the town of Taft. one of
three towns on Charles 1. Taft's prop
erty, to see the work of development
there. Governor Campbell of Texas
and a large number of delegates
passed through here todav on the way
to the inland waterway convention at
Corpus Christi. The president
scheduled to make an address there
ON TWO LEADERS
IjaFollctte Stirs I p Washington State
Editors, Who Form a Pro
Spokane, Wash., Oct. 21. Coincident
with the visit of Senator La Follette to
Spokane to uphold Congressman Poin-
dexter and to give endorsement gen
erally to the lHjlicy of the insurgents
in congress, the editors of the country
newspapers throughout eastern Wash
ington have organized a progressive re
publican league. About 2D editors and
publishers were represented. The or
ganization Is expected later to oppose
the Cannon and Aldrich policies. loa
fer the league may take an active part
in the campaign in this state.
LOVETT HEAD OF
Succeeds 'I-ate K. If. Ilarriman as
President of Line Chairman
of Board, .Also.
New York, Oct. 21. Robert S.
Lovett was elected president of th-j
Union Pacific to succeed the late E.
H. Ilarriman at a meeting of the board
of directors today. The executive com
mittee was reelected with Lovett :i3
chairman, to which place he was elect
ed as Harriman's successor a few
CITY OF PEORIA ENJOINED
U. S. Judjie Humphrey Delays ref
lectiveness of Water Ordinance.
Peoria, III., Oct. 21. Judge J. Otis
Humphrey in the United States dis
trict court has issued a temporary in
junction at the instance of the Peoria
Water company to restrain the city
of Peoria from enforcing the ordinance
recently passed giving the consumers
a right to install meters and control
the water supply in their homes. The
ordinance was to have gone into effect
The injunction is a culmination of a
nine years fight between the city an I
the water company for the regulation
of water rates. Members of the city
council declare the case will btf
pushed and arc confident that a de
cision in the next term of court will
dissolve the injunction.
EAGLES' HEAD PAYS $10,000
Wife Wins Suit for Decree ami Ali
mony Against Frank E. Hering.
South Bend, Ind., Oct. 21. An ab
solute divorce and $10,000 alimony
was granted yesterday to Florence D.
Hering from Frank E. Hering, su
preme president of the Fraternal Or
der of Eagles and prominent demo
cratic politician. Last fall Hering
was a candidate for the nomination
of lieutenant governor. The suit was
not contested. The complaint alleges
cruelty and desertion. The Herings
were married in Chicago when they
were attending Chicago university.
Hering played Quarterback on Stagg"s
first Chicago varsity eleven. He grad
uated from Bucknell and Notre
FLED TOWARD KANSAS CITY
Bloodhounds Trace Slayer of Three
. Near Kansas Town.
Kansas City, Oct. 21. Bloodhounds
on the trail of a man suspected of the
murder of Alonzo Van Royen, wife and
sister-in-law. Miss Rosa McMahon, five
miles west of Kansas City, are rapidly
approaching this city today. This, the
police believe, affirms the theory that
the murderer came here after commit;
ting the crime.
Father Knickerbocker: "I think this is a pretty clear idea of how the New York mayor
alty light is at the present writing-."
WOULD LOSE JOBS
Therefore Illinois Mayors Do
Not Enthuse for Commis
ARE DEAF TO ARGUMENTS
Cuiro Chosen for Next Meeting Place
and Mayor MrCnskrin Elected
One of Directors.
Elgin. 111., Oct. 21. (Special.) The
mayors in session here today had a
red hot discussion over the commis
sion form of government. Cairo was
chosen for the meeting next year. The
officers elected are:
President J. E. Cadden.
Vice president W. K. Rawlcigh,
Secretary . E. Anderson. Elgin.
G. W. McCaskrin of Rock Island was
elected a director.
ICnrountrr Itoneh Smx.
Elgin, 111.. Oct. 21. Advocates of
the commission form of government
encountered rough seas at yester
day's session of the annual conven
tion of the Illinois Mayors' associa
tion. Following a torrid denunci;
tion of the proposed system by a state
representative, Arwin E. Price, for
mer mayor of Elgin, the committee
on resolutions, which made its report
at the day's business meeting, failed
to incorporate in the memorials any
mention of the subject. For a time
all action on the proposition seemed
to have been blocked, but the tide is
believed by the commission govern
ment enthusiasts to have been turned
5n the other direction by an address
at a banquet in the afternoon by
John MacVicar, former mayor of Des
Moines and at present one of the five
commissioners of that city.
At the banquet Mr. MacVicar called
Mr. Price a standpatter and asserted
that the commission system has pro
duced wonderful results in Iowa.
"Until I heard Mr. Price speak today
I had never discovered a mayor who
could advance any argument against
the commission form of government,"
said Mr. MacVicar.
"His reason was that it is easier to
buy three commissioners than 50 ald
ermen. He has shown himself to be a
standpatter in municipal government.
"But the trouble with our govern
ment in most cities today is not cor
ruption so much as inefficiency. Effi
ciency Is the keynote of the commis
sion form of government.
Iteatilta at lira Molnew.
"In Des Moines we have been oper
ating under the commission plan for
nearly two years and the results have
far exceeded our expectations. With a
boar'd of ordinary caliber we have suc
ceeded in changing a deficit of $100
000 in 1907 to a surplus of S0.000 in
1908. The saving of $180,000 in or
dinary operating expenses certainly is
worthy of note.
"This form of government will not
eliminate politics. So long as the peo
ple have a franchise and vote to elect
men to office any system is' going to
be a political proposition. In Des
Moines we haven't done away with
politics, but we have improved the
Other speakers at the banquet were
Colonel James Hamilton Lewis of Chi
cago, who deplored ihe encroachment
of the federal government upon the
powers of the states. State Food Com
missioner A. H. Jones and Mayor Silas
K. Cook of East St. Uniis. Mr. Cool:
talked for the deep waterway. The
banquet was held at the Elgin Coli
seum and was attended by r00 jx'ople.
Aiming the resolutions adopted was
one introduced by former Mayor E. S.
McDonald of Decatur urging city offi
cials of the state to unite in a crusade
against dives. Another presented by
Alderman George H. Anderson of El
gin, pledged the .association Jq seek
enactment of laws" which would give
cities power to regulate the prices of
gas and electricity.
GENERAL E. S. OTIS IS DEAD
Former Commander in the Phili-
pnics Dies in Rochester.
Rochester, N. Y., Oct. 21. Major
General El well Stephen Otis, retired
MAJOR GENERAL OTIS.
died at his home at 1:20 this morn
ing. His ailment was diagnosed as
senile debility, combined with a se
vere cold. Otis was commander of
the American army in the Philip
FALLS 50 FEET
AND ALIGHTS ON
A MAN'S HEAD
Des Moines, Iowa, Oct. 21. W. J.
Kennedy, a biick mason at work ut
the Des Moines Coliseum, fell today,
alighting squarely upon the head of
John Hol.nquist, who was passing on
the sidewalk TO feet below. Holm
quist's neck was broken and lie died
within a few minutes. Kennedy was
BANK IS ROBBED;
BANDITS AT BAY
Manitowoc, Wis., Oct. 21. Robbers
looted the Reedsville State bank dur
ing the night, secured JC.5O0 and es
caped. Minoequa. Wis., Oct. 21. The ban
dits who robbed the bank of Minoequa
yesterday are at bay near Bradley.
Reinforcements for the posse are now
on the way.
LET STATE RULE
Chicagoan Declares This Best
Way to Keep the Cities
LOCAL OFFICERS TOO WEAK
Arthur Biuinge Farwell Startles
Audience at Purity Conference
With lln View,- r
Burlington, Iowa, Oct. 21. Th"
American Purity federation today
elected as president B. S. Stcadwoll
of la Crosse and recording secretary
Mrs, Minnie L. Skinner of Cedir
Burlington, Iowa, Oct. 21. The ses
sions of the National Purity congress
yesterday were no less full of forceful
and almost revolutionary thought than
those of the opening day. Varied top
ics of law enforcement and suppres
sion of vice in the large cities of the
country and of teaching the young peo
ple the things they ought to know so
that they might battle against th;
ever-present temptations of the under
world were handled by reform and
benevolent workers from various parts
of the country.
Probably the most startling state
ment was the declaration by Arthur
Barrage Farwell, president of the Ch'
cago Law and Order league, that if
the officials and legal powers of Chi
cago did not enforce the laws, and if
the state did not compel these officials
to do so, then the national govern
ment should step in and perform the
Soorcn Home Iliilr.
Mr. Farwell startled his audience,
which packed the First Methodist
Episcopal church last evening, when
he declared that the system of home
rule for the cities was the thing which
vice and immorality and their cater
ers most wished. .
"UYitil we get nearer to the millen
nium,", declared Mr. Farwell, "my
judgment is that the state should not
lose control of the cities, but should
see to it that the law is enforced.
"I believe in home rule if homo rule
will make for the best interests of
the people, but if home rule in a big
city means defiance of law, tolerance
of vice, the prostitution of the ballot
box, the degradation of the people,
then I believe in the rule of the state
or of the nation.
Would llrmovr find Mayor.
"At the last session of the legisla
ture there was introduced at our 're
quest house bill No. 511, known as the
'mayor's removal bill, which would
strengthen the quo warranto law in
force July 1. 1SS1. The object sought
was to provide a way by which any
executivo officer who willfully refuses
to perform his duty under the law
should be removed from office, and we
ask your help that at the next session
of thix legislature this bill may be en
acted into law."
Honry Frederick Cope of Chicago,
general secretary of the Religious Ed
ucational association, said we should
purify the well instead of being con
tented with, painting the" pump. He
said the social evil was the product of
ignorance, and that publicity and edu-
cation were the essential instruments
with which to combat it.
HoUrr Dlrorrr I.htvm.
Dr. Horace Heed of Chicago, of the
Illinois vigilance committee, said bet
ter divorce laws were needed, that
scholars in public schools should be
Dr. Josephine Young, Instructor in
Rush Medical college, Chicago, treated
the subject from the medical stand
loint. showing how lack of knowledge
brought about shocking conditions in
children. She declared the public
school toilet was the breeding place
of all sorts of diseases and should be
the subject of strict supervision even
to the point of having attendants al
ways present to watch over the inter
ests of the pupils.
SOON TO MOVE NORTH
Assemble Preparatory to Going Into
Xew District- At Khartum
Nairobi, British East Africa, Oct. 21.
-Colonel Roosevelt, with Edmond
Heller and R. J. Cunningham. hnntr
and guide, returned to Nairobi from
Naivasha today. Kermit Roosevelt
and Leslie Tnrlton have gone to Na-
kuru, where they will spend a few
days shooting before joining other
members of the party here. The ex
pedition will leave Monday for the
According to the present plans the
party will return here from Guason
guisho and in November hunt in the
region of Njoro with Iiord Delamere.
Dec. 15 the expedition will proceed to
Uganda, arriving at Gondokoro Feb.
15 and continue on to Khartum, where,
according to schedule, the party should
be on March 15.
REQUIRES 60 PER
CENT 0FTHE VOTERS
Whole, County .Must Be Canvassed to
Establish Saloons in !! Tcr-
Des Moines. Oct. 2f.--The supreme
court yesterday held that a petition
for general consent to sell liquor in
Iowa must contain G5 per cent of the
voters of the county in which the sa
loon seeks a. license at t lie time it is
filed and that the exact date of each
signature must be recorded.
RUSHING TO GET FARMS
Thousands of " Ilotiicseckcrs Crowd
Dakota I legist rat ion Olliees.
Aberdeen, S. D.. Oct. 21. All rec
ords for registration crowds were
broken yesterday in the opening of
the Cheyenne river and Standing
Rock Indian lands, when C.2C5 per
sons appeared before the notaries at
the six points and filed applications
for a farm. Of this number 4.010
came to Aberden under the impetus
of the special monthly home-seekers
rates. This is the final week of the
BIG SHIPMENT OF FLOUR
MiniieaiMdis Mills Send Out 110,54(0
Barrels in One Day.
Minneapolis. Oct. 21. Every ship
ping record in the milling history of
Minneapolis was broken yesterday
when the railroads took out 5.16 cars
containing 110.560 barrels of flour.
Solid trains of flour were moved out
bv most of the roads. The mills
have all been in operation for the
last 10 days, and the industry is ac
tive beyond precedent.
OMAHA CONVENTION OPENS
National W. C. T. I, lias Day of
Prayer Preceding Actual Business.
Omaha, Oct. 21. Evangelistic work
occupied the time of the convention of
tne Woman's Christian Temperanc-i
union the greater part of today, which
was designated as a "day of prayer."
Equalizers Take a Recess.
Springfield, 111.. Oct. 21 The state
board of equalization took a recess
yesterday until next Tuesday in or
der to allow the committees to work.
The board will le in session probably
until after the first of next month.
The capital stock and railroad com
mittees have been at work for several
Santa Fe Adopts Telephone.
Los Angeles, Oct. 21. The Santa
Fc railway has authorized the substi
tution of telephone for telegraph for
train dispatching on its line from
Bakersfield, Cal., to Albuquerque, N.
M., a distance of 800 miles.
39th Holds a Reunion.
Farmer City, 111.. Oct. 21. The 29th
annua reunion of the 39th Illinois
volunteer infantry, or Yates phalanx.
held here yesterday, was attended ny
about 90 members, their families, hov
orary members and others.
Delegate to the Public
Health Conferenco Has
IN FORM OF A PHOTO
Shows Bureau of Animal Indus
try Guards Facts from Pub
lic and Press.
Richmond. Va., Oct. 21. Mrs. Caro
line Baitlett Crane of Kalamazoo, the
reform worker who broke up the meet
ing or the American Public Health
association here yesterday by charges
that there was rottenness in the gov
ernment system of meat inspection,
produce! documentary evidence today
which she will present to the conven
tion tonight as proof of her assert lona.
Una rhnln f Paprra. '
The proofs are in the form of a
photograph of "service announce
ments" issued by the bureau of animal
industry. Each service announcement
is headed by a stringent caution o
each official of the bcrvice that it slnll
be kept from the public and especially
from the press.
Drfrnd-s the SyMrm.
Washington, Oct. 21. "More meat
is condemned as unfit for human food
in the United Statea than in any othjr
country on God's green earth, and that
fact may account in a contributory
way for the present high prices' cf
meat." This statement today by a re-
sixinsilde official of the department of
agriculture in connection with the
charges, made at the convention of the
American Public Health association at
Richmond, Va., the allegations being
the inspectors in many instances were
incompetent and careless.
The official defended the department
against the accusations and cited. facta
losupiort his contentions.
Madrid. Oct. 21. The Spanish cab
inet, beaded by Premier Maura, re
signed this afternoon.
The fall of the cabinet was regarded
as inevitable after the bitter speech
of Minister of the Interior Lacicrva
in the deputies last night during whioh.
lie classed the liberals with the repu -licans
and hocialists wlio were arrayed
againtt Ihe throne. Today King Al
fonso summoned Premier Maura and
some leadcTs In parliament.
Paris. Oct. 21. Dispatches frothi
Madiid say, More t, former prime min
ister, has been asked to form a new
cabinet and has consented lo do so.
AEROGRAMS 3,500 MILES
l. S. Army Transport Sherlelan H'tn
Record in Wireless Transmission.
Washington. 'Oct. 21. The United
States army transport Sheridan, on
its recent trip from San Francisco
to the Philippines and return, via Na
gasaki, according to a report to tha
eiuartermaster general's department,
received and transmitted wireless
messages over the remarkable dis
tance of 3,500 miles from and to
North Head, Wash, while it was be
tween Guam and Honolulu on its re
turn. $400,000 SUIT IS
ON NOTE GIVEN
TO P. J. KIERAIl
Cincinnati, Oct. 21. It was learned
oday that a suit to recover $100,000
ind interest thereon for two years.
filed in the United Stales district court
here yesterday by'Liston R. Lewis if
New York against the Sisters. of Char-
ly of Cincinnati. J based on a not
give-n Patrick J. I-ieran of New York,
whose financial transact ions brought
him into court several months ago.
DOUBTS FAITH OF
Washington, Oct. 21. The controller
of currency Las directed Receiver
Schofleld of the First National bank rf
Mineral Point, .Wis., to ascertain
whether the national bank examlne-a
have reported its true condition. In th
past two years t the controller.