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FJFTY-NINTII A'EAIl. NO. 38.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 1909. 1 EN PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
ZELAYA HMD WITH
REJECTED IN ALABAMA
From Now Until Christmas We Have With Us Our Angel Child
HE COULD NAME SUCCESSOR
Attempts to Open Nego
tiations With Nicara
SHOWS HIS WEAKNESS
France Jointly Interested With
United States in Getting
Washington, Xi-v. SO. Zelaya has
made overtures to the revolutionists
Intimating his willingness to retire
from the presidency of Nicaragua, pro
vided congress ho allowed to select a
provisional president in his stead.
This news comes from the United
States consulate at Bluefields.
Tried Clever Boilfje.
The dispute h says a recognized rep
resentative of Zelaya has telegraphed
an adroitly worded dispatch to the
revolutionists making overtures to
the effect that, it is rumored, Zelaya,
recognizing; the weakness of his posi
tion, ma,- retire, he first convening
congress, all delegates to which ar-3
named ..u:-.I controlled by him, with a
view to Lhe selection of a provision. tl
Will Not Accept.
General Estrada has sent the follow
ing reply: "Government of Geneva!
Estrada completely assured of ulti
mate triumph and much stronger th.;..
Zelaya, who, with hfg accomplices, owe
rcpara;ion to the country, and Estrad.i
being the unanimous choice for presi
dent of the liberal party, aided by the
conservatives, will not accept any
terms other than recognition of the
provisional government established."
France ?)rnvn In. I
New Orleans, Xo.-. HO. A caM1
from San Jose, Costa Rica, says tli
French government has been drr.wi
into the Nicaraguua trouble in a way
that promises serious consequences ;
for Zelaya as a result of brutal out- ;
rages cotr.m'.tted on French citizens re- j
siding in Nicaragua. Official com-;
plaint has been lortged with th-i '
French consul general in Costa Ri-n '.
by Faustino Monti?l, a Frenchman.!
who declares the Nicaragnrn soltliers -
Belzed and imprisoned him and sack ?d i
nrndy to Land Marino.
- Washington. Nov. "'". Having gone
at full speed from Piehilinque bay,
Mexico, the trr.nsiiort Buffalo was re
ported today as having arrived at Pan
ama. It will be its mission, in case of
a demonstration against Zelaya in
Nicaragua, to take marines from the
Isthmus of Panama to Corinto on the
Pacific coast of Nicaragua. Orders for
the movement of marines to Nicaragua
have not been issued by the navy de
partment, nor will they be until the
Btate department gives the word.
TO LABOR HEADS
Washington, Nov. 30. The court of
appeals of the District of Columbia to
day granted the petition of Gompers,
Mitchell and Morrison in the contempt
caee against them for a stay of execu
tion of the mandate of the court send
ing them to jail. The mandate is
Btayed indefinitely pending an appeal
to the supreme court of the United
SUGAR JURY IS COMPLETED
Opening Statements at Important
New York, Nov. 30. The Jury in
the trial of James F. Bendernagel,
former manager of the American Su
gar Refining company's Williams
burg plant, and five other employes
of the company accused with him of
sugar underweighing frauds was
completed today and the opening
Statements of the attorneys were
GUARD JOHN D. FROM
Cleveland, Ohio, Nov. 30. Acting
ipon information -given by Sawyer
Smith of Minerva, Ohio, who claims
)o nave heard a plot being discussed
by two men at Alliance, Ohio, Sunday
night to assassinate John D. Rocke
feller, police guarded the oil magnate's
borne all night. Two suspicious men
were ordered away from the place last
It is believed, that owing to the
warning. Rockefeller decided not to
attend a church banquet last night at
which he was to have spoken. Extra
precautions were used by the police
this afternoon in guarding Rockefeller
when he departed for New York.
Lose In Singles, Too.
Sydney, N. S. W., Nov. 30. Tho
Vnaettled Tr rather tonight and Wed
nesday, with shower warmer Wednes
day. Temperature at 7 a. m., 33; maximum
In 24 hours, 43 minimum, 33. Precipita
t!on tn 24 boars, none. Wind velocity nt
7 n. m., 4 miles. Relative humidity, last
evening? 79, this montlaR 04.
Stage Change Pre-
feet. feet. cip.
St. Paul 5.0 0.1 .00
Prairie du Chlen. .. 7.0 0.1 .00
Dubuque 7.G 0.1 .00
LeClaire 4.1 ... .00
Davenport 6.5 0.1 .00
Nearly stationary stages will con
tinue in the Mississippi river from be
low Dubuque to Muscatine.
J. M. SHERIER, Local Observer.
Nov. 30 In American History.
17S2 Preliminary treaty of peace be
tween Great Britain and the Unit
ed States arranged by Benjamin
Franklin at Paris.
lSlf Cyrus West Field, financier of
the first Atlantic cable, born; died
190S Identical note regarding the far
east exchanged by the United
States and Japan.
Sun sets 4:30, rises 7:01; moon rises
7:45 p. m.; 2 a. m., moon at greatest
libratien west; sun's declination 21 de
grees 40 minutes south of celestial
Australian defenders retain the chal
lenge cup, having defeated the Ameri
cans in the final matches today of the
international tennis tournament. Play
was in the singles and the Californiaii3
made a better showing than, in the
COOK FINDS ONE
DEFENDER IN WEST
Survivor of Greeley KxpcUition Says
IKiCtor's Story Is Confirmed by
that of I Vary.
San Jose, Cal.. Nov. 30. Maurice
tonnell, observer at the United
States weather bureau and survivor
of" the" L'reely north pole expedition.
defends Cook from the recent attack
of Walter Weliman. Wellman, who
made two disastrous attempts to
reach the pole in an airship, de
nounced Cook as an imposter. Con
nell finds much advantage in Cook's
plan of having the fewest men possi
ble in an expedition, ridicules Well
man's point that the latitude obser-'-''rn
fould be manufactured at any
time and says Cook could not man
ufacture the time, observations lon
gitude observations, nor the magnet
ic observations, nor could he state
whether the pole was on land cr
sea, unless he had been there. Con
nell cites similarity many state
ments of both Peary and Cook and
declares "Peary in every detail con
Copenhagen, Nov. 30. Rector Torp
of the University of Copenhagen today
extended an iriTilation to United
States Minister Egan to be present
when Cook's polar records are received
and also during the subsequent exam
ination. Cook's records are expected
on the steamer United States, due
here about Dec. 6.
APPEARS SANE BUT
Kansas City, Nov. 30. Apparently
rational in all respects save one, Wil
liam L. Wilson of Appleton, Wis., is
confined in the Kansas City, Kan., Jail
because he flatly refuses to wear any
clothing. He was arrested Saturday
night while conducting a street meet
ing, when he declared the time had
come to abandon clothing and In sup
port of his theory began to disrobe
in the street. Since his arrest Wilson
has torn all his clothing to shreds.
WRIGHT FOR THE BENCH
Former War Secretary Will Succeed
Washington, Nov.- 30. Luke E.
Wright of Tennessee, who succeeded
W. H. Taft as secretary of war in the
Roosevelt cabinet, will be nominated
for the position of Judge in the sixth
Judicial district, to fill the vacancy
that will be created by the elevation
of Horace H. Lurton to an associate
Justice of the supreme court of the
United States. The nomination of
Judge Lurton to be associate Justice
of the supreme court will be sent to
the senate next week and soon there
after the nomination of Mr. Wright
JAPANESE VESSEL LOST
Many Drowned in Fierce Storm That
Sweeps the Sea.
Tokio, Nov. 30. A fierce storm
swept over the vicinity of Shimonoseki
yesterday and last night. Kisakata
Maru, a Japanese vessel, was foun
dered and it is fearea all on board
were lost Twenty-five bodies were
washed ashore. Many fishing boats
are also believed to have been
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WITCNMEN DF NORTHWEST
St. Paul, Nov. 30. According to
Frank T. Hawley, president of th
Switchmen's Union of North America.
a strike order to the switchmen has
been issued to take effect at C o'clock j
this evening, unless countermanded be- j
fore that time. The order affects all j
union switchmen from Iake Superior i
to the Pacific coast and applies to all
railroads of the northwest.
Nothlnc H'.it Promises.
Mediators Martin A. Knap for the
interstate commerce commission and
Charles P. Neill, United States labor
WITHIN HIS JB16HI
No Disposition at Washington
to Reprimand Gen. Grant
ON NICARAGUAN SITUATION
High Authorities, However, Do Not
Agree With Views Killing of
Washington. Nov. 30. General
Grant's reported utterances regarding
the killing by President Zelaya of the
two Americans, Cannon and Grace,
probably will not be subject for action
by the secretary of war. The legal of
ficers of the government, however,
well versed In international law, take
a view of the matter entirely at vari
ance with that of Grant and hold that
there could be no legal or other justifi
cation for the kiling of Cannon or
Kntitled to nijthtn.
A high legal authority in those matters
said today that the general rule ap
pears to be that forces engaged in in
surrections within a state are entited
to belligerent rights when the insurrec-
WAYS GREASED FOR PASSAGE OF
SHIP SUBSIDY BILL BY CONGRESS
(Special Correspondence of The Argus.)
Washington, Nov. 27. Ship subsidy
legislation promises to be the crown
ing sin of the big money interests of
the country that so effectively domi
nate congress through Aldrich, Can
non et al.
All indications now are that every
thing has been cut and dried to force
through the approaching session of
congress a bill providing for the pay
ment of millions of dollars from the
public treasury to private ship owners
in order that they may find shipping
profitable. Unlike bills providing for
a postal savings bank system, or any
other progressive legislation, the ship
subsidy measure will have no trouble
getting out of committee or In coming
up for a vote. The rails have been
greased in both the house and senate,
and everything is ready for the ship
subsidy bill to pass to the statute
books with a minimum amount of In
terference. Gred Demands It.
A ship subsidy, according to reports
reaching Washington from the middle,
southern and western states, Is as un
popular with the great mass of . the
American people as is excessive tariff
rates. The republicans are aware of
its unpopularity. Yet so great Is the
greed of American money kings, and
so complete is their control of the
commissioner, have done their best to
avert trouble, but have been unable to
get anything from the railroads but
Short fn Church Accounts.
Pittsburg. Ta., Nov. 3 0. William
C. Li 1 ley, former treasurer of he
Pittsburg presbytery, who disappear
ed from this city on Sept. 23 last,
is short to the amount of $21,03-1
in his accounts to the church, Ac
cording to a statement given out at.
a meeting of the board of trustees
of the presbytery
tion has reached the stage of organiz
ed rebellion, so that the central gov-
riuuiiS-tfarai?' w .ir'soi1.' WTwar-
like measures In.' oi'der to quell the
Wheaton's International Iaw lays
down the doctrine that, whether the
struggle Is war or not, is to be deter
mined not from the relation of the com
batants to each other, but from the
mode in which it is carried on.
SEES NATIVES WITH
SPEARS KILL LION
Roosevelt and Party Pack Near Civ
ilization After Many Exciting
Londiana, British East Africa, Nov.
30. Colonel Roosevelt, Kermlt Roose
velt, Edmund Heller and Leslie A.
Tarlton arrived here today from Guas
Ir.ghisu plateau. All of the party are
in good health. The former president
is greatly elated over the success of
the hunt on the plateau. Among tho
sights witnessed was a display of lion
killing with spears by Mandi warrioi'3.
The exhibition was a thrilling one.
This evening the party will proceed to
Njaro, where they will be guests cf
Lord Delamere on the latler's ranch
until Dec. 10, when they will proceed
party in power, that a ship subsidy bill
will in all likelihood be parsed even
if it makes more certain the defeat tf
the republicans in the approaching
The Interests which will profit
through a ship subsidy are spending
large sums of money to maintain bu
reaus for the dissemination of pro-subsidy
literature. These offices, which
are scattered in all parts of the United
States and apparently under one gen
eral management, are concentrating
their efforts to convince the public that
high-tariff rates are not responsible
for the decline of the American mer
,Vm Bureau Up Against It.
The task allotted to the chain f
subsidized news bureaus is proving a
somewhat hopeless undertaking.
American shipbuilders have declared
time and again that the duty on iron
and lumber, and other materials,
makes shipbuilding for the foreign
trade unprofitable. A ship can be
constructed from 30 to 50 per cent
cheaper In England or Germany than
in American shipyards.
Opponents of ship subsidies contend
that the decline of our merchant ma
rine is due chiefly to prohibitive, tariff
rates in general, which shut out im
ports, and therefore, according to the
known laws of trade, shut in exports.
Another recognized hindrance to
Secretary of Navy Meyer Will
Put New Rules in Effect
GOES TO LIMIT OF POWER
Iteorganlzation the Most Radical
Since 18J3 More Power to
Washington, Nov. SO. Heeding the
cry for reform in naval affairs, Secre
tary Meyer, tomorrow, will Inaugurate
the most sweeping changes in the navy
department since the establishment of
the bureau system in 1842.
Himself a director of banks and
manufacturIri,comp.aaIe3 la-Nca; F.a
land In times past.Wie hopes to put tne
department on a business basis be
yond the dreams of predecessors. The
keynote of his reforms is the subordi
nation of the bureau chief of the past
Most Important Cbaajgea.
Summarized, the essential changes
in the Meyer plan are:
The selection of four resposiblo
advisers on subjects within the
the four groups into which duties
of the department fall, to be
known as the aid for material, the
aid for personnel, the aid for op
erations of the fleet, and the aid
The grouping1 of the bureaus
into two divisions, of material and
personnel, according to tho nature
of their duties.
The establishment of a division
of operations of the fleet.
The establishment of a compre
hensive inspection system.
The establishment of a modern
and efficient cost keeping system
in the navy department and at
The separation of navy yard
work into two divlsipns of hulls
The abolishment of the board of
The abolishment of the bureau
Henceforth the officers who fight the
American shipping is our antiquated
navigation laws which refuse Ameri
can registry to vessels purchased
abroad or to those In which a foreigner
has any interest.
Ask the Men.
If prohibitive tariff rates have no
bearing on the maritime industries,
ask the men fighting the subsidy graft,
why is it that American shipbuilding
has declined as the tariff rates have
President Orlott of the Newport
News Shipbuilding and Drydock com
pany, explained tho reason of British
supremacy in shipbuilding when tes
tifying before the United States com
mission of mercantile marine as fol
lows: "There is a difference of about 0
per cent (in the cost of shipbuilding
here and abroad) on account of the
tariff. Because everything in the way
of material entering Into the construc
tion of a ship is highly protected here,
it is not only the steel that forms the
hollow of the vessel that is affected
in price; It is every conceivable item
that goes Into a ship."
The Seoteh View.
"I would greatly regret to hear of a
change in the American registry laws,"
said an eminent Scotch shipbuilder.
"For the last 30 years America has
(Continued on Pago' Three.)
ships are to have more Influence in
the navy department. Chosen men
from among them are to be the official
eyes and ears of the secretary, laden
with full .responsibility for their re
ports, but not his hands. The secre
tary will retain his administrative and
executive power for his own exercise
and that of the assistant secretary of
the navy. All the reforms go Into ef
fect Dec. 1 except the abolishing of the
bureau of equipment, which congress
alone can do.
The aid for operations of the fleet
will be Rear Admiral Richard Wain-
wright, commander of the Third divi
sion of the Atlantic fleet.
The aid for personnel will be Rear
Admiral W. P. Potter, now chief cf
the bureau of navigation.
The aid for material will he Rear
Admiral William Swift, commandant
of the Boston navy yard.
The aid for Inspection will be Cap
tain Aaron Ward, recently supervisor
of the New York harbor, who will be
come a rear admiral on Jan. 9.
Captain Reginald F. Nicholson, a
member of the board of Inspection and
survey, will be made chief of the bu
reau of navigation, vice Potter.
INQUEST IS BEGUN
Identity of 200 Victims of the
Cherry Disaster Establish
ed the First Day.
THE CORONER IS HURRYING
Investigation of State Mine Commis
sion to Follow Probable Rec
ommendations. Cherry, 111., Nov. 30. The coroner's
investigation as to the cause of the
mine disaster began last evening with
the taking of identification statements
of relatives and friends of the victims
whose bodies were recovered. All day
a pathetic line of women passed into
the little city hall to produce proof
that their husbands and fathers were
lost. It is believed the Identity of 200
has been established. Three days will
probably be taken up with this work
before the stories of survivors will be
heard. The investigation will be push
ed rapidly on account of the general
eodpyJof ' nimgrygga their TamfHesT
The coroner also is not disposed to
permit delay because of the Intense un
dercurrent of feeling demanding that
those responsible be held accountable.
Reacoera nemanded More Pay.
Excitement was caused at the office
of the mine of the St. Paul company
yesterday afternoon while the Inquest
was in progress by complaints of sev
eral miners who assisted in rescue
work, that they were not adequately
paid for entering the burning mine.
After a long wrangle the discontented
miners were paid.
Confer on Inonlrjr.
Springfield, 111.. Nov. 80. Arrange
ments for the Investigation of the Cher
ry disaster were discussed yesterday
in conference between state mine In
spectors and the committee appointed
by the Illinois mine Investigating com
mission, consisting of President Rich
ard Newsara, Peoria; Professoi Stock
of the department of mining of the
University of Illinois; J. W. Miller of
Gillespie; Glen W. Traer, Chicago.
Conferees will go to Cherry Thursday
and the coroner's Inquest at Cherry
will be made a part of the investiga
tion of the experts. At the meeting at
Cherry a special committee will be
named to continue the Investigation.
Proposed Chanarea in Law.
The conference discussed possible
changes in the mining laws to be em
bodied in the governor's recommenda
tions in his call for the coming special
session of the legislature, as requested
by officers of the State Federation of
Labor and United Mine Workers of
Illinois. These probably will embody
Fire apparatus and water in tunnels
Stables underground to be of con
Fireproof timbering at the bottom
of each shaft, also through a given area
There was also under consideration
a recommendation for the prohibition
of stables underground.
TO PROROGUE PARLIAMENT
Believed That There Will Be Xo Ad
London, Nov. 30. The cabinet met
at noon today for the purpose of dis
cussing the form of the king's speech
proroguing parliament. While tho
government has not announced
whether it proposes adjourment or the
prorogation of parliament, today's re
ports are to the effect the latter courso
EIGHT MAY BE DEAD
IN COPPER MINE FIRE
Knoxville, Tenn., Nov. 30. Eight
men were imprisoned in a caveln and
fire today in one of the copper mines
at Copper Hill, Tenn. . The fire Is un
der control and the Imprisoned men
are thought to be alive. Rescuers are
at work. -
Majority About 20,000
Rebuff for Governor Comert
Who Is Accused of Trying
to Name Successor.
Birmingham. Ala., Nov. 30. Belated
returns today fall to change In any
material aspect the majority of nearly
23,000 against prohibition in the state.
Birmingham, Ala., Nov. 30. All In
dications point to a majority of be
tween 18,000 and 20,000 In Alabama
against the prohibition constitutional
amendment yesterday. Chairman J.'
Lee Long, who bad been In charge of
the fight against the amendment.
claims that the majority against the
amendment will be fully 20,000.
The early returns indicated a land
slide against the amendment and suc
ceeding bulletins fully bore out the
Jefferson county, in which Is Bir
mingham, the largest city in the state.
in spite of the fact that the fight had,
been concentrated here, gave a ma
jority of more than 1,000 against the
amendment. Mobile, Montgomery and
Cullman counties show the largest ma
jorities on the victorious side and it
appears the amendment has carried
but three counties Talladega, Macon
and Sumter, with Lee In doubt
Yesterday's election cannot be re
garded as a straight anti-prohlbltloa
victory because of the personal poll
tics that has been Injected Into the
issue. Its association with the admin
istration of Governor B. B. Comer and
his reported ability to name a suc
cessor to the governorship in Judga
S. D. Weakley, author of the prohibit,
ikiHi.-"tr&T "'iiJJuleU pTornlnently in
the result. Ju4g Weakley now ceases
to be a political factor in Alabama.
A significant feature of the result la
the fact that sentiment against the
amendment Is so widespread. Rural
precincts, small towns and cities alike,
for the most part returned substantial
majorities on the winning side.
There never baa been seen here any
thing like the good feeling shown fa
Birmingham last night over the result.,'
Thousands of persons from Jefferson
and adjoining counties were here to
see the returns flashed and the down
town streets were one billow of en-
Coffin Heada Gala Varem.
A street procession was started ate
7 o'clock headed by a huge coflln,
labeled "Amendment" Thousands cr
cheering men fell into lino behind the
WTille the yotln? was In progress la
this city women and children gathered
at all the polling places and prayed)
and sang that the amendment might!
win. The liquor men placed bands of
music around the four voting plaos
to drown out the prayers and singing. ,
Deputy sheriffs and extra policemen
were on duty around tno polls and thei
excitement was intense When the
women began singing and praying th
bands struck up "Dixie" or some ras.
Each polling place was enlivened by.
its quota of fist fights, thero being rc,
many that it was impossible to keep
track of them.
IN EFFORT TO
GET NEW TRIAL
Chicago, Nov. 30. Police Inspec
tor McCann, recently convicted of ac
cepting money from improper per
sons in his police district for alleged
protection purposes, was today de
rJed a new trial by Jurge Barnes.
Sentence on the verdict of guilty,
which carries with it a penitentiary
sentence under the indeterminate
sentence act will probably be pro
nounced next Thursday.
Ground Purely Teehnleal.
In the plea for a new trial McCann
cited alleged improper remarks of
the state's attorney before the Jury
and criticized the form of indictment
because of it was-describing him as
a police officer of an incorporated
city, the defense contending that un
der the law he was not a city of
ficer, although he was a member of
the police force.
Will Now Appeal.
The adverse ruling of the trial
Judge on the motion for a new trial
it is announced, will be followed by
an appeal to the upper courts for a
reversal of the judgment of guilty.',