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FIFTV-XIXTII YEAR. XO.
THE ARGUS, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22. l 909. FOURTEEN PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
W. G. T. U. GOEHDS TAFT
.. BUT RAPS SPEAKER GANNON
WOULD PREPARE NATION'S
Uncle Sam-When you come to the age of the women you are liable to fall down, old man
WARDS TO GOVERN SELVES
Former Praised for Ex
ample to Youth as
LATTER BOOZE'S FRIEND
Uncle Joe Accused of Knocking
Out Littlefield Bill at
Omaha Oct. 22. The convention of
the National Woman's Christian Tem
perance Union was called to order this
morning. After music and prayer, the
annual report of the executive com
mi tee was presented and the commit
In her annual report President L1J-
lia:i M. Stevens congratulated Presi
dent Taft for his stand on the tem
perance question and declared his set
ting an example of total abstinence
"is the cause for great rejoicing by
those who care for humanity's weal."
A review of temperance victories in
the various states is given by Mrs.
Stevens, and an appeal is made to
churches to increase their zeal for the
cause of prohibition.
Drinkers llM-rlminatel Against.
"It is conservatively estimated," the
report states, "that f0 per cent of the
railways, 79 per cent of the manufac
turers, SO per cent of the trades, and
79 per cent of agriculturalists discrim
inate against workmen who drink."-
The work of securing a federal law
which will prevent the interstate ship
ment of liquors into ''dry" territorj- is
TakfK Rap at Cannon.
Speaker Cannon is charged with
having prevented the pa.sage of a bill
deWIghed for that, purrose through the
last congress, the report stating that
"the feeling prevailed that the Little
Hold bill would have passed had it
been given a fair chance by Speaker
FIGHT BEING WON
Statistics Show That Tubercu
losis Is on Decrease in
THREE STATES EXCEPTED
Colorado, Rhode Island and Vermont
Alone Show Balance on Other
Side of the Account.
Washington, Oct. 22. The great
fight against tuberculosis in being won.
. Chief Statistician Cressy L Wilbur
of the division of vital statistics.
United States census bureau, in a bul
letin based upon the annual returns of
deaths from the death registration
areas of the United States, says:
"It is probable that the great atten
tion given to this disease through the
recent international congress on tuber
culosis and the organTzation of many
state and local societies has already
begun to have its effect upon the mor
tality, and a continued decline in the
"death rate from year to year may be
In all registration states death from
tuberculosis showed a decline except
In Colorado, Rhode Island and Ver
mont. Grow In Hot Three States.
Each, of the following causes of
death was responsible for at least 5,
000 deaths of male breadwinners dur
ing the year: Typhoid fever, tuber
culosis of lungs, cancer, apoplexy and
paralysis, heart disease, pneumonn,
Bright's disease, suicide, accident.
The total number of deaths of occu
pied persons from these causes wis
133,250 males and 17.434 females. Of
the deaths of occupied males, 29,43 5,
or 15 per cent, were due to tubercu
losis of the lungs and of the occupied
females, 5,511, or 21 per cent, were
due to the same cause.
Cat Don In Prime,
In the registration area of the
WILSON OF NAVY
TEAM CAN'T LIVE
Annapolis, Md., Oct. 22. Midship
man Wilson, quarterback of the naval
academy football team, who wag in
jured in the game last Saturday, had
a sinking spell today and death is ex-,
pected during the day.
United States during the year 190S,
30.9 deaths out of every 100 deaths of
occupied males who died between the
ages of 25 and 34 years were caused
by tuberculosis of the lungs, or near
ly one death out of every three.
During the same age period 41.9 per
cent of the bookkeepers, clerks and
copyists, 40.1 per cent of the barbers
and hair dressers, 40.9 per cent of tho
servants, 44.1 per cent of the composi
tors, printers and pressmen, 41.2 per
cent of the tailors and 23.C per cent
of the farmers who died in the regis
tration area during 190S were victim;?
of pulmonary tuberculosis.
lH-crciNf in Phthisis Shown.
Among the principal causes of death
were the following with their rates per
100.000 of population for 1908 and
, 1 tlO.O
Tuberculosis (all forms)
Pneumonia (all forms)..
Diarrhoea and enteritis.
Diphtheria and croup...
The number of deaths from all forms
of pneu.-uonia returned for 1908 was
01,259, a decrease of over 0,000 from
the number for 1907 (07,320), despite
the increase in the registration area.
The death rate from nneumonia wis
lower for 190S than for any other of
the past five years.
The crude death rates from cancer
continue to increase and sliatit'.v
higher rates are recorded for each
main subdivision of the registration
roup. For the year 1908 33.4C5 deaths
from this disease v.erc reported, na
ainst 30,514 for 1907.
TEN MINERS DIE IN
Kvplosion in Hartshorne Colliery Be
lieved to Have Iteeu Caused by
Ignition of Gas.
Hartshorne, Okla., Oct. 22. Ten men
are dead, two are injured, and one is
missing as a result of an explosion in
mine No. 1(V of the Rock Island Coal
Mining company yesterday. Nine
bodies were recovered.
The miners are believed to have
gone beyond a "dead line" with lighted
lamps in entering the mine, the lamps
igniting escaping gas.
Teter Hanrattay, state mine inspec
tor, visited the colliery, but made no
statement as to the cause of the dis
aster. No damage was done to the
mine by fire.
QUAKE IN SICILY FATAL
Mount Etna Region is Shaken and
People Abandon Houses.
Catania, Sicily, Oct. 22. Several
strong earth shocks were felt here yes
terday. They were more pronounced
at Aciroale, on the slope of Mount
Etna. The people at this place,
alarmed by the first shocks, rushed
out of their houses and camped in the
open air. Teh houses fell in the out
skirts of Acirdale, but only one person
was killed. The whole Mount Etna
region was severely shaken.
Naples Oct. 22. Mount Vesuvius ia
again very active. Quantities of I
stones were thrown up yesterday, fall
ing inside the crater. The ejection
was preceded and accompanied by de
tonations. This is 'considered the
most serious eruption of Mount Ve
suvius since 1906.
WIFE WOULD STOP BEQUEST
Claims Donor's Mind Weak When He
Made SjtoO.OOO Gift to Knox.
Galesburg, HI., Oct. 22. The wife
and daughter of the late W. 11. Brown
ing have instituted proceedings to
break his will, which left property
valued at $50,000 to Knox college and
smaller sums to charitable institutions.
It is asserted that while Browning's
mind was weaK ne was uuuuiy in
fluenced by friends of Knox college to
bequeath the larger part of the estate
to the college, subject to a life an
nuity to them.
Six of Same Name Claim Money.
Philadelphia, Oct. 22. Six residents
of this city, each named John George
Reist, went to the office of Henry Mul
ler yesterday afternoon and each
made affidavit that the Peter Reist
who died in Germany 20 years ago,
after having accumulated $50,000, was
his father. Each John George Reist
said that he had come to this city
about 21 years ago, a year before the
death of Peter Reist.
Militiamen in Target Practice.
Kewanee, 111., Oct. 22. Captain Ben
Eick of Sterling came 'here yesterday
to direct target practice of militiamen
from Galesburg, Monmouth and Ke
wanee, a special drill naving oeen or
dered on the new state rifle range.
Nicholas in Germany.
Berlin, Oct. 22. Emperor Nicholas,
on the way to visit King Victor Em
anuel of Italy, passed through Ger
II rrrllgSU tmm I . WcSl WIS
Two and One-fourth Billion Questions Will Be Asked During
FALL OF SPANISH
IN HOPE FOR EARLY END OF TROUBLE
Madrid. Oct. 22 The fall of Pre
mier Maura and the conservative cab
inet has produced a feeling of relief
and encouraged the hope that a period
of internal tranquility has been ush
ered in. It is now an open secret that
Maura's refusal to give King Alfonso
an opportunity to pardon Ferrer is re
gretted by his majesty.
New Ministry Seated.
Upon the receipt of the resignation
of the premier and his ministers yes
terday Motet y Prendergast formed a
new ministry, himself assuming the
post of premier and minister of the
AGAINST THE PLAN
Mayor McCaskrin Quoted as
Opposing Commission Form
SHIES AT RECALL FEATURE
Declares the Old Parties Might Dou
ble Up and Send Him Out in
the Cold World.
Elgin, 111., Oct. 22. The Illinois
Mayors' association at the closing ses
sion of its annual convention yester
day refused to go on record as endors
ing the commission plan of municipal
A resolution was voted down which
declared the sentiment of the associa
tion to be in favor of the proposed new
form of government and urged Gover
nor Deneen to include in the call for
a special session of the legislature the
consideration of a bill granting cities
the authority to adopt the commission
A substitute resolution which was
passed after a stormy debate omitted
the endorsement and simply asked
that the legislature give cities the
needful power. The majority of the
speakers flatly declared that the com
mission system would be unsuited to
their particular cties, but said that if
any municipality shuld hold a differ
ent view they should have a free rein.
Mayor McCaskrin Talk.
"I am opposed to the centralization
of power in a few men's hands," said
Mayor McCaskrin of Rock Island.
"The idea of this movement is in sub
stance to pay a few men large sal
aries. "The recall, which is one of the
features of the proposed system, is a
dangerous thing. I happen to be an
independent and to hold a position abso
lutely apart from parties and press.
It might be an easy matter for the
two parties by combining to vote a
"While I do not favor the commis
sion plan, yet I believe that it is wor
thy of consderation by the legislature,
and if there are any cities that want
to adopt it, let them do so."
Chicago Negro Hanged.
Chicago, Oct. 22. Andrew Williams,
colored, was hanged here today for
the murder of his wife nearly two
years ago. .
The new ministers who
oath of office -last night are:
Premier and minister of the interior
Moret y Prendergast.
Minister of foreign affairs Perez
Minister of finance Senor Alvaradx
Minister of war IJeutenant Genertl
Minister of marine Rear Admiral
justice Martinez del
Long Time Leader in Illinois
Passes Away at Home in
HELD MANY HIGH OFFICES
Was Adjutant General, President of
State liar, and Head of His
Springfield, III., Oct. 22. General Al
fred Orendorff, aged 63, president of
the State Historical society, is dead.
He was a veteran of the civil war,
member of the legislature, and adjj
tant general of Illinois in 1S93-7. Gen
eral Orendorff was also former presi
dent of the Illinois State Bar associa
tion, a prominent democrat and a per
sonal friend of W. J. Bryan.
Had Practiced I.htt.
He became ill about a year ago, and
since that time had not been able to
attend to business.
Since resigning as adjutant genernl
in the last year of Altgeld's adminis
tration he had devoted his time to the
practice of law. He was a candidate
for the democratic nomination for gov
ernor in 1904, but was defeated.
OFFICIALS ADMIT 3RIBERY
Two Indicted for Graft by Ohio Court
Plead Guilty to Charges.
Youngstown, Ohio, Oct. 22. The
first of the trials of the 16 prominent
men recently indicted for alleged graft
came to a sudden end yesterday when
W. H. Kale, county commissioner, un
der three indictments for accepting
bribes, entered a plea of guilty. John
C. Hanni, also a member of the board
of county commissioners,-and under
three indictments for accepting bribes,
at the same time changed his plea to
guilty. Sentence on Kale and Hanni
BIG VICTORY FOR THE
SOCIALISTS AT DRESDEN
Dresden. Oct. 22. The socialists
! record sweeping victories in yester
' day's elections. Out of 34 elections.
16 chosen as members are socialists, 11
conservatives and 4 national liberals.
Taft's Cousin, Aged 94, Dead.
Rlchwood, Ohio, Oct. 22. David
Taft Robinson, aged 94 and a cousin
of President Taft, is dead.
the Coming Census News Item
LAW IS GUARD
TO FACTORY MEN
Loca.1 Employers Receive Cop
ies Measure Effective
REPORTS ARE COMPULSORY
Strict Compliance of Substantial Ben
efit to All Con
cerned. Copies of the new state act provid
ing for the health, safety and com
fort of employes in factories, mercan
tile establishments, mills and work
shops in Illinois, which goes into of-
I feet the first of the coming year, have
just been received by the proprietors
and managers of various mercantile
and manufacturing concerns in this
city. They are sent out by Edgar T.
Davies, chief state factory inspector,
who also encloses a circular letter, a
paragraph of which reads as follows.
"A careful reading of the provisions
of the law will, I think, clearly indi
cate that this law is intended not only
as a safeguard for the employe, but
that a strict compliance with the la.v
will be of substantial benefit to the
employer. Ample time is aliowed be
fore it goes into effect for owners of
establishments wherever necessary,
and with the cooperation of factory
owners, in making the provisions of
the law known to their employes in
the meantime, the transition from the
present to the required changed con
ditions may, to a considerable extent,
be accomplished by Jan. 1, 1910, the
date on which the law becomes effect
ive." Synopsis of Liw,
The law's provisions applying to
factories, mercantile establishments,
mills and workshops, are, in brief, as
All machinery, when in operation is
dangerous, and should be considered
so by the operator. It should be oo
protected f.s to offer the least possible
chance for injury to those who oper
All set screws, or other projections
on revolving machinery shall be coun
tersunk, or otherwise guarded when
Means shall be provided, and placed
within convenient reach, for promtply
stopping any machine, group of mi
chines, shafting, or other power trans
Ample Iloom lletn-een Machine.
Machines must not be placed so
closely together as to be a serious
menace to those who have to pass be
tween th?m. Passageways must be of
ample width and head room, and must
be kept well lighted and free from
All hatchways, elevator walls cr
other openings in Che floors shall be
properly closed orguarded.
All premises must be kept in a
clean and sanitary condition.
Ample and separate toilet facilities
for each sex shall be provided, and
toilet rooms must be kept clean, well
tolet rooms must be kept clean, well
ventilated and well lighted.
Food must not be taken oto any
work room where white lead, arsenic
or other poisonous substances or gases
are present nnder harmful conditions.
Proper and sufficient means of es-
cape in onse of Ore shall be provided
and shall be kept free from obstructions.
i-oibonous ana noxious fumes or
- r .
gases and dust injurious to health
arising from any process shall be re
moved as far as practicable.
NTo employe of any factory, mercan
tile establishment, mill or workshoo
f hall operate or tamper with any ma
chine or appliance with which such
employe is not familiar and which 'a
in no way connected with the regular
and reasonable necessary duties of his
employment, unless it be by and with
the direct and reasonably implied
command, request or direction of the
master or representative or agent.
Mint Report An-lilraln.
Reports of accidents causing the
loss of 15 or more days consecutive
time must be sent to the state factory
inspector between the 15th and 25th
of each month and immediate notice
of the death of any employe resulting
from an accident or injuries must b
sent to the same office. i
The above synopsis will be printed
on cardboard and the type used will
be of such as to make it easily legible
It will b3 printed in English and such
other languages as may be necessary
to make it intelligible to employe
i nese nonces must De pontea in 1
conspicuous place in every office and
workroom in every establishment cov
ered by the provision of this act.
CLARK IN REPLY
Takes Issue With Speaker Can
non and Attacks Rules of
RIDICULE OF NO AVAIL
Hectares Minority Iid Xot Keek
Prevent Tariff legislation at
Sioux City, Iowa, Oct. 22 Chamn
Clark, minority leader of the housr,
in an interview here yesterday charges
Speaker Cannon ..with .positive mis
statements in his recent speech at El
"He said the fight against the rules
was a fight to prevent any tariff legis-
lation," declared Clark. "That is un
. true. This is proved bv the fact th.it
the resolution which I offered, touch
ing on the rules, authorized the
speaker immediately to appoint the
committee on ways and means and
that committee Is the one that had
charge of the tariff bill. The resolu
tion also authorized the speaker .o
appoint the committees on rules and
mileage and accounts. These are r.U
of the committee which, by any con
struction, could have anything to do
with the tariff bill."
C lark Hlillcnles Cannon.
Mr. Clark ridiculed the speaker's
effort to read Senator Cummins and
the other insurgents out of the party.
"The speaker cannot put all these
people out of business by calling them
'jokes' and 'pole-cats.' That kind of
balderdash will not fool anybody."
Mr. Clark said the various squabbles
in the ranks of the republican party
will probably result in giving the dem
ocrats a working majority in the next
TAFT ONCE MORE
IN THE LIMELIGHT
Leaves Iletreat at Brother's Ranch to
Speak to Interstate Water
Corpus Christi, Texas, Oct. 22.
After three days of rest at his brother's
ranch President Taft came here today
and, once more in the public eye, made
an address to the convention of the
Interstate Inland Waterways league.
Governor Campbell and other state of
ficials and a number of congressman
were among the delegates to welcome
the president. The president returns
to his brother's ranch this afternoon
and will leave Gregory tonight for
Houston, where he is due to arrive
Y. M.C. A. MEETS AT URBANA
President James Welcomes 400 Dele
gates in University Itailding.
Urbana, 111.. Oct. 22. With 400 dele
gates present, the annual convention of
the Young Men's Christian association
of Illinois began last night at the Uni
versity of Illinois. The sessions are
held in the University association's
building. President James w-elcomed
the visitors. President E. L. Chapln
Of Springfield presided and Dr. John
Timothy Stone, pastor of the Fourth
Presbyterian church, Chicago, deliv
ered the convention address. The
nominating committee was appointed
and will prepare a slate.
Lake Mohonk Conference
MORE LIBERTY 'ASKED
Government Urged to Abolish
the Tribal Relation for
Mohonk Lake, N. Y., Oct. 22. "Porto
Rico," "Hawaii" and "Mohonk" plat
forms were the themes under review
today at the Mohonk conference. The
chief speaker, who discussed the pres
ent and future of Porto Rico, was Ma
jor General Davis.
Mohonk Lake, Oct. 22. The plat
form presented to the Mohonk Indian
conference reviews 27 years of effort
to solve the Indian problem and the
accompanying improvement in the per
sonnel of the Indian service and in
public sentiment upon Indian ques
tions. Favors Knrflas of Tribal Ilelatlons.
The platform favors for the North
American Indian the abolition of the
tribal relation in which the funda
mental rghts of the individual are de
nied, the substitution of personal for
tribal property, recognition of the In
dian's right to travel freely and peace
ably, and to buy and sell in the open
market, and the ultimate admission
to American citizenship for inhabi
tants of the insular possessions.
Would f.lve Self-government.
Tht platform urges the maintenance
of local self-government as a prepara
tion for future Insular self government
and the complete development of th'j
Anglo-Saxon system of courts -and pro
cedure. Holds Islands White Elephant.
Mohonk Lake, X. Y., Oct. 22. "The
PhiKppines" was the subject of dis
cussion at the Mohonk conference yes
teiday both morning and evening.
Members of congress, judges and edu
cators and men interested In the physi
cal development of the islands were
the speakers. A Filipino student wag
also on the program.
The opening ad;lres8 was made by
J. W. Beardsley, until recently director
of public works of the Philippines.
Representative Michael E. Driscoll
of Syracuse, N. Y., who accompanied
the Taft party to the Philippines, ex
pressed deep tegret that America was
in the Philippines. He said that sel
fish motives as well as philanthropic
ideas influenced the American govern
ment in securing a foothold in the
Orient. In taking the Philippines
America had secured a white elephant.
IS IN FINE SHAPE
Jim Jeffries, Champion Heavy
weight Pugilist, Is Back
from Europe. f
WANTS TO SIGN FOR FIGHT
Declares He Is Ready to Go Into
Iiing Tomorrow and Wants
Terms Settled at Once.
New York, Oct. 22. The steamer
Lusitania, on which James J. Jeffries,
the pugilist, was a passenger, arrived
today. Jeffries said he would fight
Jack Johnson and had no doubt at all
of winning. Replying to a question
Jeffries said he did not take much
stock in the Johnson-Ketchel fight and
evidently considered Ketchel out
classed. lteao to Fight Tomorrow.
"I am ready to fight Johnson tomor
row," said Jeffries. "My condition !s
tip-top. I want to sign articles right
away and end this matter." Jeffries
never looked better. He weighs 223
100 LIES HOUII
Blackpool, England, Oct. 22. Hubert
Latham, the French aviator, flying- in
a monoplane today against a 30-mile-an-hour
gale, twice circled the course.
When Latham came about in the wind
the monoplane was driven at a rata
estimated between SO and 100 miles
an hour. He landed safely, hornever.