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I J FT Y-NIXTII YE All. NO. 12.
THE ARGUS, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30, 1909. -TWELVE PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
TAFT ENDS HIS RIVER TOUR;
GREAT DAY FOR WATERWAYS
GREEK REBELLION SAID TO
HAVE BEEN STAMPED OUT
LOCATING THE BLAME
Arrives at New Orleans
for Opening of Big
. FLEET IN GOOD ORDER
Because Oleander's Coal Was
Poor Boats Managed to
Keep in Sight.
New Orleans, Oct. 30. To the roar
of suns from warships at anchor In
midstream, saluted by the shrieks of
i;irens and clanging of bells and the
iheers of 100,000 enthusiastic citi
zens who lined the banks of the Miss
issippi, President Taft arrived at New
Orleans at noon today.
Smiles at GiwtlBg
Standing on the bridge of the Ole
ander anions a group of his personal
entourage, he bowed and smiled hap
pily at the enthusiasm of the throng.
As a salute of the guns of the battle
ship Mississippi ceased its noisy greet
ing the Oleander reached the wharf
at the foot of Canal street. A mo
ment later the reception committee
was on. board and the president was
3cocted to the landing, placed in a
carriage and went to view the big pa
)ade up Canal street. Because of the
lateness of his arrival the parade was
noting when he .landed.
. When the St. Charles hotel was
reached the president left the car
riage and reviewed the procession
from the balcony. Immediately after
the parade had passed a reception of
officials by the president was arrang
ed and "later he retired for a brief
. Convention Opened
Meantime the waterways conven
tion had been called to order. The
president accepted an invitation to
luncheon with Archbishop Blenk at
tir.iQB,, and. aiaql.ete-a-tet .-ttjtw
After luncheon the president began
a strenuous afternoon. First he
drove to the Jesuit college and spoke
a few words to the students. Then
he hurried to the Athenaeum where
lie addressed the convention.
Sees Football Garnea
After listening to Plnchot's speech
for a few minutes, he drove to the
, principal points of interest in the
city, stopping to see a few plays of
the Tulane-Mlssissippi university
football game to dedicate Taft field.
Then he was hurried to Pelican park
to look in on the Lousiana State-Se-wanee
Called to Order I, ate
New Orleans, Oct. 30. The lakes-to-the-gulf
deep waterways conven
tion was not called together until
nearly noon today.. Following Mayor
Behrman's address of welcome. Pres
ident Kavanaugb.-of the waterways
association delivered the annual ad
dress. Immediately following came
appointments of committees, the ad
dress of Secretary Saunders and in
troduction of resolutions followed by
adjournment until afternoon when
Taft was expected to address the con
vention. AH In SUrbt all Day.
Baton Rouge, Oct. 30. Although
Taft arrived here more than three
hours late last night there was not a
daylight hour yesterday in which the
12 boats constituting the waterways'
fleet from St. Louis to New Orleans
were not in sight of the flagship.
The speed of the Oleander was
checked by bad coal, but. at night it
left at top speed with n Lew supply
At Natchez the president spoke in
the court of honor. Gaily decorated
boxes surrounded the speakers' stand
and each was filled with pretty wo
men. Throughout the trip they had con
siderable fun With Cannon, who has
NINE LIVES LOST
. WHEN VERMONT
BANK IS BURNED
St. Johnsbury, Vt., Oct 30. Nine
lives are known to have been lost in
a fire that destroyed the Citizens Sav
ings bank block here , early today.
Two persons were killed by falling
from upper windows of the burning
building, while seven othera were
buried in the ruins. Four were in
jured, two of whom may-die. The
dead: . ,. ",...
Charles T. Fanletb."'' ; ' .-,
Lee Darling. "
Charles Tanner, r . - ''
Mrs. Ob arks "fanner.- ;- .
S. D. Cusbman.. . ." ' .
Mrs. Cushman. t, ' '
A chird of Mr. andVMrs. Cnsnman.
ansa .nose iuassey. . r. . ,
Mis3 May Seerer. - - .J ' "
The fatally injured:" Mrs.. Jean-
Btte Davie," Louis Pope, son of Mr.
and Mrs. William Pope.
been called on for an address at ev
ery place Taft appeared.
Cannon and Taft DUairree.
Cannon agrees with Taft except
that he vows he will never vote for
bonds. The president said this after
noon : "I will agree to keep punch
ing "Uncle Joe to a point where he
may make an admission; to accom
plish that feat between St. Louis and
New Orleans 1 will have done some
thing equal U the work of making
the river better."
The president was escorted to the
federal building here last night
where he briefly addressed a large
TO CRUSH UNIONS
Officials of American Company Close
Two 'Plants Where Strikes
Jxng Have Existed.
Pittsburg, Oct. 30. The American
Sheet and Tinplate company has be
gun shifting machinery from certain
plants to others 100 miles distant,
thereby putting into action the threat
made some time ago to wipe out
trade unionism in its mills.
The great tin mills at Bridgeport,
Ohio, and Martin's Ferry, Ohio, are
being boarded up and their 5,000 em
ployes left without .work while ex
pensive machinery Is being brought
into Pennsylvania and installed in
plants long since abandoned. These
two Ohio plants have been the strong
holds of unionism during the strike
which has raged in the American
Steel and Wire company's plants since
June 30 last.
The work cf shifting the machinery
was begun today and the hopes of
more than 1,000 fnmilies In these two
towns of a return to work have been
extinguished. Local officials at the
abandoned plants are quoted as say
ing that the mill3 .will not be reop
ened inside of four years.
TO KEEP WARE OUT
Courts in n
terprotatiwi of Power ef '
Des Moines, Iowa, Oct. 30. Follow
ing the decision of Judge Towner at
Corydon yesterday to the effect that
Leroy Ware, cashier of the defunct
Farmers' and Drovers' bank at Sey
mour, jpust return to Fort Madison
because the board of parole had no
right to parole him, an attempt was
made today to secure his release by
a writ of habeas corpus issued by the
Iowa supreme court. Ware's attorney
claims the parole board had. all power
to parole under the Iowa statutes
Ware went to Fort Madison- last night
and was put in the penitentiary this
morning by Warden Sanders' upon or
ders from 'the state board of control
SEAL AST0R TESTIMONY
Papers in the Suit Will Not Go Before
the Public It Is Asserted.
New York Oct. 30. Testimony n
the reported suit of Mrs. John Jacob
Astor against her husband is nearly
finished, and it is said that the papers
in the case will be submitted by Ref
eree Charles H. Young to Justice M11I3
of the supreme court in Duchess coun
ty and will be filed with the clerk of
the court at Poughkeepsle.
It i3 said that after Justice Mills
has approved the documents they will
be sealed and their contents kept
from the public. . " "
Counsel in the case will neither deny
nor affirm the report that the suit
not for separation . but for absolute
divorce. . -. .
He Wanted More Money.
St. Tenuis Mo.. Oct. 30. The divorce
suit of Grace Van Studdiford. singer,
aeainst - rharlea Van Stufldifordi as
heard vecterrtBT afternoon, was taken
under advisement. The actress' tes-
sincrle nnint. fdesar-
tion th nlleced cause of which was
her refusal to give her husband more
money. - . "
BURN SEOUL RAIL STATION
Garrison Is Ordered Out to jOuell
Disturbance jfo 'Korea,', '
Seoul, Oct. 30. iThe union station
of tho Seoul-Fusan railroad was at
tacked by'300 rioters at midnight and
partially burned. The flptevrs. were
dispersed, but ' gathered again " tfcday.
uiiu arc. Bciiu iu, uo w .
The garrison has been ordered out to
f quell -the disturbance. No casualties
have l-een reported. ., v -
FIRE AT HALLOWE'EN PARTY
Lantern Seta Pine to Decorations and
Two Girls Are Burned to Death.
Kansas 'City, Oct. 30, Amidst smil
ing iacko'-lanterns and while making
merriment for the audience during a
Hallowe'en entertainment at Loretto
academy, a Catholic boarding school
for girls,; here last -.night. Miss Vir
ginia Owen and Miss Mamie Tlernan,
stodent actors, were eo severely burn-
tl... il f a1 ..3 VTaw Malm.
J was severely burned while endeavoring
to save her schoolmates. The upset
ting of a lantern set fire to the stage
The beef trust: Don't
(The packers have announced
price of beef. News Item).
CUP RAGE WITH FIAT
Alco won the Vanderbilt cup; time,
4 hours 25 minutes 42 seconds. Fiat
finished second, 4 hours 30 minutes
53 3-5 seconds.
Starts Promptly nt 9 A. M.
Motor Park Driveway, L. I., Oct. 30.
Tho fifth Vanderbilt cup automobile
race started promptly at 9 o'clock to
day! There were 15 contestants for
4he,inderbilt, cup. ... 4
' The Massapequa race was won by
Joe Matson driving a Chalmers-Detroit
No. 43, making the 15 laps in 2 hours
9 minutes 52 2-5 seconds.
The Wheatley Hills sweepstakes
were won by R. W. Harroun driving th-3
No. 32 Marraon, who covered 15 laps
on the course, or 189.60 miles, in 3
hours 10 minutes' 21 1-5 seconds.
Scene Are Ilct4ireine
Garden City, L. i Oct,30. Tha
same picturesque scenes as""former!y
were enacted, last night during the
hours preceding the unleashing of the
competitors for the Vanderbilt trophy.
CAUSES HIS DEATH
Waterloo, Iowa, Oct. 30. A sur
prise party proved fatal to Horace
Colsan, a wealthy farmer of Jessup,
Iowa, last nYght. When friends ap
peared unexpectedly at the Colsan
home he became so excited he col
lapsed, dying 20 minutes later.
Murder at Medary, Wis.
La Crosse, Wis., Oct. 30. An un
known map, believed to be a workman
on the.,. -Northwestern railroad, was
found evidently murdered at Medary
today. .". .
The murdered man was identified as
Walter Jordan of Chicago.' The police
have arrested Joseph Kelley and John
Cunningham, also of Chicago and fel
low employes of Jordan, on suspicion.
WASTE IN THE CHICAGO POLICE
DEPARTMENT NEAR SV1 1 LLION A YEAR
CHICAGO LETTER NO 8.
(Special Correspondence of The Argrus)
: Chicago, Oct. 29. Fred A. Busse was
elected mayor of Chicago because he
promised a "business administration."
The honesty and intentions of his dem
ocratic opponent, former Mayor Ed
ward F. Dunne, wore not questioned,
but he was looked upon by some as a
theorist. The voters apparently want
ed what the republican candidate, Mr.
Eusse, promised--a' clean business ad
ministration of their municipal affairs.
Iwa .previous article it was shown
how, under Mayor Busse's "business
administration," Chicago paid $413,000
for the repair of its asphalt streets
which four other contractors offered to
do for from $8G,000 to $159,000 less.
Wtc la Police Force
Now look at the business methods
applied by the present administration
to the police department. It is admit
ted by.' conservative men allied with
the party in power that at least $450.
OQwas wasted on patrolmen last year.
The Indications are that the amount
was nearer a million. It is charged
there are close connections between
the police and vice dens, gambling and
other sources of graft. "Direct evidence
is available In Chicago to show that at
least one police inspector, Edward Mc-,
Cann, has grafted on the criminal ele
ment of his police district. He was re
blame me if I put up the price of meat again; blame the bovine.
that the limited supply of cattle is the reason for the high
Roads leading to the grandstand and
other vantage points along the course
were alive with automobiles. Nearer
the course the machines numbered
thousands and venders of refreshments
and thrifty farmers with everything to
sell mingled with the crowd, crying
their warts. Those without automo
biles were abroad earlier, intent upoa
preempting the Ert-row at the turns
and theTr-jyrrijrfftfTOTShtclr aUirfi.'
and annihilation miff-tit be witnessed;
More Cora Kntered.
The race was over a circuit 12.64
miles long, with twice as many turns
as last year when the course measured
23.40 miles. Twenty-?! cars were en
tered instead of 17 as last year and
some of tne drivers were less experi
enced. Four classes of cars raced simultv
neously. The smaller cars covered
the circuit 10 times. Intermediate 15
times and the big cars, competitors
for the Vanderbilt cup, went around
OFFICER IS OUT
Washington, Oct. 30. Frank Walley
Perkins, acting superintendent of the
coast and geodetic survey, was today
suspended without pay and John J.
Gilbert, Inspector of hydrography and
topography, reduced from $3,000 to
$2,000 a year as the result of charges
of administrative irregularities.
McCarren's Property to Mother.
New York, Oct. 30. The late Sena
tor Patrick II. McCarren, In his will,
filed yesterday in the probate court in
Brooklyn, leaves all his property, real
and personal, to his aged mother, Mrs.
Mary McCarren. The1 estate is esti
mated at $30,000.
cently convicted in the criminal court
of collecting from $20 to $40 each from
disreputable resorts. Several of his
aides are now under indictment.
The administration may or may not
have known anything about this collec
tion of tribute. It is, however, the
duty of the head of the department to
see that he gives the homes and the
mercantile interests the protection for
which they pay. -
ot Half on Bent
The department has 4,733 omcers
and men. Of this number the official
records show that 3,S09 are patrolmen,
i. e., policemen employed and paid to
patrol streets aud alleys of prescribed
districts. Less than one-half of the
3,809 patrolmen traveled beats the
number being 1,825, The others were
doing something else. They work on
what is known as "special detail,"
which in most cases means they were
stowed away in a soft berth with little
or nothing to do except solicit votes
for the machine and report monthly to
the city treasurer for their salaries.
Some of the "special details" are In
teresting. One patrolman was detailed
on "automobile speeding." What that
policeman does cannot be ascertained.
There 13 an Illinois law which specific
ally prohibits cities from in any way
regulating the use or speed of motor
cars," the boulevard policemen per
forminji.such duties Three men wore;
Suffragettes of New York to
Number of 1,000 Meet and
DECLARES SEXES EQUAL
Amendments Demanded Giving Wo
men Right to Vote in Conven
tions of Political Parties.
New York, Oct SO.-MDne thousand
delegates, regularly elected at conven
tions held in every one of the C3 as
sembly districts of Greater New York,
completely filled the floor of Carnegie
hall last night at the first women's po
litical convention ever held in New
Mrs. Clarence Mackay presented the
platform, which subsequently was
Peaceful as was the purpose of the
convention, there rested in adjoining
cloak rooms 150 policemen with night
sticks in their belts. No call on their
services was made.
Gist of the IMatform
The platform first affirmed:
That men and women are born equal
ly free and independent, equally en
dowed with Intelligence, and equally
entitled to the free exercise of their
That the natural relation of the
sexes Is that of cooperation and inter
dependence. That governments which impose
taxes and laws upon their women cit
izens without giving them the right of
consent or dissent, exercises a tyr
anny Inconsistent with just govern
ment. It went on to recite that the full
franchise has been extended to the
women of Australia, New Zealand, Fin
land, and Norway, and in all elections
except for members of parliament to
detailed on city dumps places where
the street refuse is deposited. No one
has ever been charged in Chicago with
stealing or attempting to steal street
sweepings! One man' was detailed to
catch "blind pigs." The records do not
show that he ever caught any. Anoth
er was detailed to the special park
commission, and he apparently has
nothing to do except report when the
leaves begin to fall. Three are detail
ed to the "construction department,"
which does not exist. Another watches
the elevators go up and down in the
county building, and six watch the
docks to prevent their theft.
Shlppy Call Halt
So coarse is this form of grat that
former Police Chief Shippy In hi3 an
nual report says: "The time has come
when this abuse must stop. These
services of many of tho meii on the
special detail are absolutely useless to
me. The money paid about $450,000
is not a proper charge to mylepart
ment. The public Is . clamorous for
more police protection, and justly so.
Every man occupying one of the above
sinecures should be recalled and as
signed to actual police work for which
he is paid." ;
Mr. Shippy meant to be conscientious
la public duty. - For his pain3 he found
it convenient to resign! The "special
details" continue1' to eat up the tax
THRONE IS TOTTERING
King George of Greece, Who May Abdi
cate as Result of Dissensions
In His Country.
the women of Great Britain, Denmark,
Sweden, and Iceland.
Many Amendments Demanded
Standing on this basis of assumption.
the convention demanded amendments
to Btate and national constitutions
permitting women to vote; amend
ments to the city charter requiring one-
third of the board of education to be
women; compensation for all civil
service employes, including teachers,
by position and not by sex, and the
amendment to the state civil service
law prohibiting the exclusion of any
citizen from any examination by rea
son of sex.
SLAYER OF THREE
GETS A LIFE TERM
James McMahon Pleads Gnilty to
Murder at Trial in Kansas
Kansas City, Oct. 30. James Mc
Mahon pleaded guilty in court at Kan
sas City, Kan.r'yc'ffH-cIdy "totfie mur
der of his two sisters. Rose McMahon
and Mrs. Alonzo Van Royen, and hl3
brother-in-law, Alonzo Van Royen.
He was sentenced to life imprison
ment in the Kansas penitentiary ct
Lansing. A deputy sheriff left for the
penitentiary with the prisoner at night.
Both McMahon and his family were
eager to have the ease settled imme
diately and they sought permission of
the authorities to' let the plea be en
tered without the formaliy of a Jurj
Prosecutor Joseph Taggart asked
McMahon a few questions about his
age and occupation and the case was
disposed of In less than ten minutes.
"I'm glad to get started on my
term," said McMahon. as he started
for prison. "They tell me Lansing .'s
a pretty fair place to be in."
DINNER FOR CRANE TO
SHOW FRIENDS' REGARD
Minister to China Who Was Removed
to lie Guest at Unique Affair
Chicago, Oct. 30. r:fty Chicago-
j ans, leaders In commercial, profes
sional circles, have sent Charles R.
Crane an invitation to be the guest
at Crane's convenience. The invlta
tion recites the alleged unjust recall
of the former minister-designate to
China. commends bis attitude
throughout, aud adds:
"No conduct of yours has dimin
ished our confidence in your fitness.
We believe the published circum
stances trivial in themselves, were
unfairly made use of in an attempt
to humiliate you without adequate
cause; we wish by this means, pub
licly to protest against such methods,
which cannot fail to have a tendency
to discourage prominent private citi
zens from accepting public offices."
PACIFIC FLEET IS FAST
Arrives at Manila After Cruise 20
Days Ahead of Schedule.
Manila. Oct. 30. The v United
States Pacific fleet. Rear Admiral
Sebree commanding, entered Manila
bay at 3 o'clock this afternoon 20
days ahead of the schedule. The
voyage from Honolulu was unevent
NO CREMATION IN AUSTRIA
Supreme Court of Empire Rules That
It Is Ojpoetl to Christian Idea.
Vienna, Oct. 30. The supreme court
of the empire has ruled tnat cremation
is illegal in Austria, It being opposed
to the Christian Idea of burial.
German Aviator Speedy.
Johannlsthal, Germany, Oct. 30.
Hans Grade, the German aviator, today
won the Lanz prize of $10,000, flying
a little more than a mile and a half ia
2 minutes and 43 Beconds. ,
Old K. of P. Officer Dies.
Nashrille. Tenn, Oct. 30. Dr. R. L.
C. White, for 22 years supreme l:03per
of the records and seal of the supreme
lodge of the Knights of Pythias, died
today, aged Co. -
Torpedo Boats No Match
for Warships in Brief
THREE REBELS KILLED
Tibaldos and His Followers
Quickly Back Out of Range
of the Guns.
Athens, Oct. 30. Tibaldos' rebellion i
has been suppressed, according to a
government announcement today. The
mutinous lieutenant is still at large.
The torpedo boat destroyer Velos with
Its rebel crew Is roaming the unknown
seas. Several officers,, sailors and
workmen in the dockyard at Salamis
have surrendered to the government.
Three of the revolters were killed
and several wounded when a shell
from the government's land battery
struck the mutinous torpedo boat dur
ing the engagement yesterday.
King Mar Abdicate.
Athens, Oct. 30. Actual revolt by
the Tibaldos faction in the Greek navy
yesterday brought the whole military
crisis In the kingdom to a head.
The situation is acute and whether ,
or not the next event will be the long
expected abdication of King George
seems to hinge on the happenings of
the Immediate future. The govern- (
ment is meeting the situation with
Battle la F-oni(bt
Athens, Oct. 20. Almost 2,000 years
after the day when Themistocles gain
ed a memorable victory over the Per-
sians, Salamis again yesterday was !
the scene of a naval battle.
The correspondent has Just returned 1
here from Scaramanga, whence he wit
nessed 20 minuteg of fighting yester
day afternoon between field batUries
and big warships on tho one side, and
the mutinous band of naval officers
which quitted the capital Wednesday,
with torpedo boats, on the other.
The first shots were fired soon after
4 o'clock and a 6harp exchange of shell
followed. Some of the projectiles
struck the arsenal buildings, but the
correspondent raw only one shell hit
a torpedo boat the Sphendona which
Immediately was enveloped in a cloud
Torpedo nonta Retire
During tho action tho torpedo boats
gradually retired, steaming backward
until they obtained the shelter of tho
headland, when the firing ceased. The
rebel vessels, while the engagement
was In progress, returned the fire of
tho warships and field batteries, but
apparently little damage was done on
either side. The rebels were led by
Lleitenant Tibaldos and are reported
to have numbered 300 men.
Athens remains quiet, but much sup
pressed excitement prevails. An ofH
cial statement has been Issued, stat
ing that the arsenal, which was in the
hands of the rebol3, lias been recap
tured and that the mutinous torpedo
boats are expected to surrender.
TWO DEAD IN TRAIN WRECK
Third Seriously Scalded When a
Freight Is iM-ruilrd.
Philadelphia. Pa., Oct. 30. Two men
were Hlled . aDd a third seriously
scalded by the derailment of a freight
train farly today at JIannastown u
the Pennsylvania railroad. The. dead
J. PERSHING, conductor, Derry, Pa.
A. r WYNN, engine man, Derry, Pa.
Ten Hurt on Wabash.
Chiliirothe, Mo., Oct. 30. Passen
ger train No. 1 on the Wabash rail
road from St. IxjmIs to Otnat'.a was d'?-
railcd nrar I'attonefourp, Mo., today.
Ten persons were Injured, none dan
gerously. Company Bars "Rats."
Kansas City, Oct. 30. "On nod after
Nov. 1 all women cWhs and employ-;
must uiscont!ne the wo'irlng of 'rats'
In thoJr hair drrps. Pleasn govern
youre"f accordingly." ThLi order was
ssurd yestenlSy from the olBce of tb'j
superintendent of tho Postal Tele
graph company 1 ere. It has eausej
grave concern among the women em
ployes. DEMOCRATS I
FIGHT AND G.O.P.
" ' " a v V . II ,a7
democrats and two nearby buildings
sheltering armed men of the same f
llon and the swearlnj In of 60 dopa
t:cs this afternoon, t:ie s.'tuut Ion oyer
the coming county election wsa .
acute today . many rcvvblicam left