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D ' ARGU
FIFTY-NINTH YEAR. NO. 239.
FRIDAY, JULY 22, 1910. -FOURTEEN PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Terrible Privations En
dured by Refugees From
SMOKE HIDES THE SUN
Loss in Kootenay District Alone
Away Up In the Mil
lions. TOW5S IX BURNED ARK A.
HEINEMAN, Wis., 70 houses
burned; residents seize train
WHITE WATT R, Manitoba, totally
M'GUIGAN, Manitoba, totally de
stroyed. MARBLE, Wash., reported vir
tually wiped out.
GALLOWAY, Wis., surrounded by
wall of fire 10 miles wide.
PALESTINE, Mich., fire sweeping
toward village with increased
SANDON, Manitoba, residents
flee on rescue train.
THREE FORKS, Manitoba, sur
rounded by fire.
KENORA, Ontario, fire within
mile of town.
Merrill, Wis., July 22. All night , aragua, according to cable advices re
refugees from the burned townjCPjvej here from Consul Olivares at
of Heinmann and threatened villages ! Managua. Its personnel consists, with
or Gleason and Bloomville poured into
Their experiences have been
Loan In Kootenay $0,000,000
Winnipeg, Man., July 22. Twenty
heavy railroad and traffic bridges have
been swept away by flames in the
Kootenay district. A dozen lumber
mills and yards burned. The timber
loss through forest fires is estimated
at from $5,000,000 to $G,000,000.
Smoke Obtcurci San.
Chippewa Falls, Wis.. July 22.
Forest fires have again broke out in
the woods north of here. The country
is fogged with smoke so thick as to
almost obscure the sun.
Cheeked at GnUo-wTjy. j
Wausau, Wis-, July 22. Forest fires I
at Galloway are reported today fairly j
well under control. ' The fiame.3 are J
still extended five milesrea3t of Kldron j
to Pike Lake village. The loss yester
day in standing timber and logs was
FMslit Is Vain.
Wausau, Wis.. July 22. The
losses from forest fires in the dis
trict north and east continue. No
progress is being made toward stem
ming the flames sweeping a large
portion of central Wisconsin. So far
the only village burned is Heine
man. The reports that several hundred
people are hemmed in by flames at
Bloomville and Gleason are incor
rect. The town or Galloway is sur
rounded by a wall of fire about ten
miles wide. No lives have been lost.
The virtual destruction of the
Huntington forest reserve near Kel
ly is a serious loss to the state. The
loss is $500,000. The town of Ani
wa did not burn, as reported, the loss
being confined to a sawmill at Wash
burn Siding, near Aniwa. Light rain
fell at noon.
Whole Town la Burned.
The Heineman Lumber company
had a mill burned at Heineman
April 5 and later fires have destroy
ed all of its propert3". The loss is
$200,000. Refugees from Heineman
state the entire town, 70 buildings,
burned, flames leaping gaps 200 feet
The saving of the people of Heine
man was due to the action of H. H.
Heineman, who seized a St. Paul
train and ran it back and forth until
everybody was out of the village.
The fire covers an area ten miles
In length, extending west and east.
l urmrrn SHI Stork.
For weeks farmers have driven
their herds, emaciated for want of
food, to the railroad stations to dis
pose of them at any price. The
drought, the worst in 30 years, has
parched the crops and pasturage.
Many of the settlers are homestead
ers, while many more have bought
their little clearing from the lumber
and land companies on installment
and are In danger of losing their
holdings. The fires have cut a swath
across the state from Merrill north
ward several miles wide and are
gaining. Only a rain of several days'
duration will check the further prog
ress of ruin and devastation.
BURNED ON LAKE
Chicago, July 22. The steamer T. R.
Wiehe of the Hines Lumber company,
Captain R. D. Myers, was totally de
stroyed by fire in Portage bay near Es
canaba, Mich., according to advices re
teived today by the owners.
Probably showers this afternoon, un
settled but generally fair weather to
night and Saturday, warmer tonight.
Temperature at 7 a.- m., 72. Maxi
mum temperature in last 24 hours, 88;
minimum in 12 hours, 71. Velocity of
wind at 7 a, m., 6 miles per hour. Pre
cipitation, none. Relative humidity at
7 p. m., 51; at 7 a. m., 77.
St Paul 6 -0
Prairie du Chien 5 .1
Dubuaue 6 .1
Clinton 7 .1
LeClaire 2 .0
DavenDort 7 .1
A slight falling tendency will con
tinue in the Mississippi from below
Dubuque to Muscatine.
J. M. SHER1ER, Local Forecaster.
(From noon today to noon tomorrow.)
Sun sets 7:21. rises 4:44; moon rises
8:23 p. m.; 5:18 p. m.. moon at great
est libration east; 12 night, planet
Mars at aphelion, farthest from sun.
United States Takes Exception to the
Recognition of Madriz Gov
ernment. Washington, July 22. Crossing dip
lomatic swords with Norway, the state
department, replying to protests from
jNew Orleans commercial interests
! against the Norwegian recognition of
the Blueflelds. Nicaragua, blockade to
day declared Bluefields to be an open
port. Norway, it was said, was mis
informed of conditions there, when
! that country recognized the belligeren-
!cy of the Madriz government.
j Washington. July 22. A new cabi-
! uei lias uctii lunui'u u mhuiu in
a stneie exception, of adherents of Ze-
laya and men who were officials of the
former president's government. Con-
i sul Olivares strongly intimates that
j t he new ministry is unfriendly to the
j United States.
I The appointment of Benjamin Zele-
I den as secretary of war seems to be
: the most significant in a cabinet of
Mr. Olivares says ho is bitterly anti
American and is' the author1 of-arnrm-ber
of Incendiary articles against the
government of the United States an4
American interests in general which
have been published recently in the
censored press of Managua.
PLAYED INTO THE
Senator Bristow Hares Iniquity
Standpatters in Framing Lead
Manhattan, Kan., July 22. Sena
tor Bristow, speaking here last night,
charged Speaker Cannon and "stand
pat" congressmen with the manipu
lation of the lead schedules of the
tariff in support of the "smelter
trust" so-called. "A duty not meas
uring the difference in cost of smelt
ing at home and abroad as promised
in the republican platform, but one
from $2.50 to $6 higher than the
entire cost of smelting in this coun
try was imposed on lead," the sen
ator said. "This was done," he de
clared, "not in the interest of pro
tecting a struggling American indus
try but in' the interest of a monopoly?
controlled by the Guggenheims and
backed by the great Rockefeller finan
Still Best Ever Says Cannon.
Danville, 111., July 22. When Speak
er Cannon was shown the speech
made by Senator Bristow last night
he refused to reply at length, but de
clared he endorsed the Payne tariff
bill as "the best tariff measure ever
WARE TRUST MADE
So Alleges Department of Justice,
Which Begins Action Against
Washington, July 22. Sixteen con
cerns manufacturing enameled Iron
ware and their officers located in nine
states were proceeded agoinst today
by the department of justice under
the Sherman anti-trust law.
Apartment House Burns.
Hoquiam, Wash., July 22. The Ho
quiam hotel, a fashionable apartment
house, burned this morning. All the
guests of the hotel, about a dozen,
were obliged to leap from , the win
dows. Several adjoining buildings
were damaged. The total loss will ex
Rev. D. W. Ruggles Is Dead.
Providence R. I., July 22. Rev. Dr.
D. W. Ruggles, grand master of the
grand encampment of Knights Tem
plars of the United States and grand
master of the Masons of Rhode Island,
died at his home here.
The funeral will be held next Mon
day with full Masonic hnnota.
Germany Expels 21 Mor
mon Missionaries From
AIM TO GUARD MORALS
Charged That Agreements to
Remain Out of Empire Have
Berlin, July 22. Herr Dallwitz.
Prussian minister of the interior, upon
recommendation of the political police,
has signed orders for the expulsion of
21 Mormon missionaries, most of
whom are Americans or Englishmen
and they will be conducted to the fron
Aurrrd to Leave Country.
The status of the Mormons in Ger
many was taken up in exchanges pc
tween the foreign office and the Amer
ican embassy in 1903, when the gov
ernment took the position the teach
ings of the missionaries were subver
sive of morality. It was then arranged
with the Mormon superintendent,
through tho American embassy, that
all Mormon missionaries should with
draw from the country within a month,
transferring the middle European head
quarters from Berlin to Switzerland
Left la Oernian Honda.
Subsequently 140 foreign leaders de
parted, leaving their German societies
with a total membership of 8,000 In
care of the German pastors. The
authorities state that in recent years
the Mormons have disregarded the un
derstanding of 1903 and from time to
time individual missionaries have been
apprehended and expelled. In such in
stances they have not applied to the
American embassy for relief, nor made
a protest against their expulsion.
STOCKS IN GENERAL DROP
Cut in IWvidends of National Lead
Affects Several in List,
New York, July 22. The stock mar
ket .showed extreme weakness today.
although the decline was not accom
panied by the excitement and activity
sometimes seen at such periods. The
cut In the dividend on National Lead,
which surprised the speculative com
munity yesterday, was the ostensible
cause for the weakness. That stock
broke to $SxAt which was Z points
lower than low price yesterday.
United States Steel broke into new
low ground for .the year at 6 and
the same was true of American Smelt
ing. Declines of 2 to 3 points became
very general in the course of the day.
CHILDREN CLEAN STREETS
Mayor Seidel of Milwaukee Has Plan
to Reward Youngsters for Work.
Milwaukee, July 22. Prizes for chil
dren in connection with the keeping
of the streets of Milwaukee clean and
the elevation of the "white wings"
giving the trustworthy ones power to
arrest for violation of the health ordi
nance are among the recommendations
in the special message of the mayor,
Emil Seidel, to the common council.
As prizes he suggests monthly out
ings, picnics, souvenir medals or ottuer
iWJ2: PASSES MADfc So uOr f
IN RAIL STRIKE
Grand Trunk Trainmen Accept
Offer of Minister of
MAY END TROUBLE SOON
Company lias Not Made Known Its
Attitude Another Walk
Montreal, July 22. Vice President
Murdoch of the Railway Trainmen has
wired the department of labor at Ot
tawa accepting Minister King's sug
gestion for arbitration.
The proposition to arbitrate came
yesterday from W. L. Mackenzie King,
minister of labor, coupled with the in
timation that if both parties would ac
cept the award to be binding the gov
ernment would defray the incidental
expenses. Speedy answers were re
quested. That of the company was mailed to
the minister at Ottawa, but Mr. Hayes
declined to say what' it was. Vice
President Murdoch, who sent the reply
for the trainmen, used the telegraph
and gave out the document soon after.
Avert a Strike.
Montreal, July- 22. All possibility
that the conductors and trainmen on
the Canadian Pacific railway would
strike was removed last night when a
definite agreement was reached be
tween the company and men.
The gist of the decision Is that the
standard rate of pay for territory east
of Chicago is recognized. The men
have gained about 90 per cent of their
demands. The new schedule is retro
spective to May 1.
nnlh Strike Ends. '
New Castle. England, July 22. The
strike of 12,000 employes on. the North
eastern railroad ended last night as
suddenly as it had begun on last Mon
day night. The. men accepted the
terms offered by the company and tho
night shifts commenced work at once.
The call of the strike followed quick
ly on the announcement that the Amal
gamated Society of Railway Servants
had refused to recognize and finance
the fight against the Northeastern
company. As this society is one of the
strongest labor organizations In Eng
land, it was at once predicted that the
Northeastern strikers would be unable
to carry their point without its sup
port. This apparently proved true, and
the situation, which was fast demoral
izing the industries dependent upon the
Northeastern line, was ended.
HANGING SEEN BY
Robert Martin, Negro, Executed Be
fore Big Crowd at Belle
Belleville, 111.. July 22. The hanging
of Robert Martin, a negro, for the mur
der of another negro furnished a spec
tacle for 1,500 men who held tickets of
admission to the jail yard today.
Leading South Dakotan Dead.
Sioux Falls, S. D., July 22. Hosmer
Keith, speaker of the last territorial
legislature, and one of the best known
attorneys of the state, is dead, aged
Dentists to Cleveland.
Denver, July 22. The National Den
tal association selected Cleveland as
the next meeting place. E. S. Gaylord
of New Haven, Conn., was elected
IS HELD SAFE
Enemy Would be Unable
to Reach Capital
From the Sea.
GUN TESTS SATISFY
Notwithstanding Accident That
Killed 11 Men Experiment
Fort Monroe, Va., July 22. Although
death had silenced one gun and 11
men were killed or fatally injured by
the explosion in the DeRussy shore
battery here yesterday during target
practice firing upon the imaginary
hostile fleet which was passing up
Hampton Roads to attack Washington,
the battle continued until the enemy
was sunk. The practice, w hich was
the most extensive ever attempted,
was completed with flattering success
to the coast artillery corps.
Hl'driled In Three Mlnutea.
Within three minutes after the first
gun was fired the two targets repre
senting the vitales of battleships and
towed 6,00f yards away were riddled.
Officers who witnessed the test say
the practice demonstrated a fleet at
tempting to pass the fort could not
have lived five minutes in such a fire
as was poured into the targets.
Cause Not Knonn.
The exact cause of the explosion is
not yet definitely determined, although
a board of inquiry was appointed im
mediately after the disaster by orders
from the war department in Washing
ton. The toll of death, it Is believed,
would have been larger had it not
been for the heroism displayed both
by the officers and men in the battery.
The wounded forgot their hurts and
aided the uninjured in stamping out
the burning powder that threatened
the- sacks in which the charge for a
second shot had beeen brought up.
The explosion took place in Battery
De Russy, No. 1 gun doing the damage.
The gun was in charge of Captain
James Prentice, who had with him
Lieutenant George P. Hawes Jr. and
George L. Van Deusen. Lieutenant
Hawes had gone forward from the
breech to examine the range wheel
when the charge was exploded. He
was thrown down and momentarily
stunned, but otherwise uninjured.
Right Die OntrlKht.
In the thick, heavy smoke the scene
was almost indescribable. Eight men
were killed outright, their bodies lying
scattered around the emplacement.
Under the pall the wounded writhed
and moaned. Captain Prentice and
Lieutenant Hawes foresaw a further
sacrifice of life if the other charges
caught from the smoldering sparks,
and the two sent out a call for sur
geons while they attacked the flames
with their bare hands.
Captain Prentice reacrred the em
placement first, and before looking
Into the extent of the damage he push
ed his way through the smoke and
sparks and carried out a bag of pow
der. He was then joined by Hawes,
and the two completed the task of
averting a further explosion.
During this time Lieutenant Van
Deusen lay crumpled beneath the gun, ;
his leg broken !n two'places. He wasj
suffering agonies, but when his brother i
officers sought to remove him he would
not permit them to touch him.
"See to the men first," he ordered.
and, propped against the gun carriage,
he aided In directing the work of the
rescue party and the surgeons.
Corporal Humphreys and Sergeant
Brlnkley, a gun pointer, also distin
guished themselves. The former's
head, body and arms were filled with
pieces of flying concrete that had been
blown from the emplacement when the
explosion came. In spite of his pain
ful wounds he rushed to his dead and
wounded comrades, extinguished their
burning clothes and then hurried to
the nearby encampment for water.
NO ROCKS AHEAD
James A. Pp.tten, Closing Up
Business, Predicts Contin
uation of Prosperity.
BANKS CHECK SPECULATION
Shut Down on Reckless Land and
Automobile Buying, but Have
Plenty of Money.
New York, July 22. James A. Pat
ten, who is in New York today prepar
ing to leave tomorrow for a brief vaca
tion in Europe, is optimistic regarding
the business situation in the United
States. "There Is nothing In 6ight to
warrant depression," he told interview
ers. "Western speculation in land was
getting to be dangerous, but the banks
have checked that. So was the hunger
Never Saw Equal.
"I never saw anything like the way
the western farmers went after auto
mobiles. They even mortgaged their
farms to get them. I know of one Kan
sas City bank that boldo 52 mortgages
on the same number of machines. All
that is stopped now, however, and it is
well, for a continuance of this sort of
thing would have tended to create an
"Western banks are in splendid
shape and getting stronger every day.
They have plenty of money for legiti
mate purposes, but none for rekless
Good Country Over.
"I never saw general conditions so
excellent all over the country; and in
talking about corn crops, I can only
say I know there are no unavoidable
rocks ahead, and if corn suffers, it will
not be disaster, but delay, -because- we
will have to swing our national ship
of trade around that obstruction, and
it will mean only a little delay In the
progress of our voyage of prosperity."
Itnnk Kxt-hnnite Lena.
New York, July 22. Dun's Review
tomorrow will say the total bank ex
changes this week were $2,32S,939,9S1.
a loss of 7.7 per cent compared with
I nrertnln Crop Affect Trade.
Dispatches to Dun's Review indicate
the customary midsummer dullness
has been accentuated by uncertainty,
regarding crop results.
French Ragpicker Tells of Slaying of
Five Children Father Convict
ed, IHed in Prison.
Tours, France, July 22. A rag
picker named Joseph yesterday con
fessed to the assassination. April 21,
1901, of five children of a farmer
Named Briere, in the vicinity of Char
tres The father of the children was
found guilty to the murders and sen
tenced to life imprisonment. He died
The trial of Brioro attracted the at
tention of the whole of France. Four
of his daughters, agf'd, respectively,
14, 11, 5 and 4, and his son, 7 years
of age, were found in bod onr morning
stabbed and beaten to death. Th
farmer was arrested ami charged by
the police with the crime.
According to a theory advanced by
the police to provide a motive for the
crime, Briere, who owned a small
farm near Cerancez. wished to marry
a woman of considerably wealth. Cir
cumstantial evidence led to the con
viction that the farmer, considering
his family an incumbrance, murdered
his five children in order to carry out
his wishes. i
HOWLS OF MOB BRING
OUT A CONFESSION
Wisconsin Xcuro, Threatened While
in Jail, Admits Crime and Is
Jancsville, Wis., July 22. Fright
ened by the prese nce of a mob about
the jail last night and threats of lynch
ing, Charles McKeevrr, a negro, plead
guilty to robbing and stabbing Charles
Slavinski. He was immediately sen
tenced to seven years. in the peniten
tiary. Gideons Meet at Detroit.
Detroit, Mich., July 22. Gideons
from all over the United States opened
their national convention today. The
Gideons are composed of 7,500 or more
traveling men whose slogan is "A bible
In the guest room in every hotel." A.
B.,T. Moore of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, la
Coroner Claims to Have
Received New and Im
MURDER, AFTER ALL?
Intimates He May Be Able to
Find Guilty Party Rumor- .
ed Negro Is Suspected.
Chicago, July 22. Coroner Hoffman
announced today he had received In
formation which led him fo believe
Rawn was murdered for revenge. He
immediately went into a conference
with Acting Chief of Police Schuettler.
"I have obtained a new clew in con
nection with the death of Rawn," said
Hoffman, "and my information looks
very good. I also have information
concerning the identity of the alleged
slayer, but I do not care to mak my
information public until after a con
ference with Acting Chief Schuettler."
Mra. Rain III. V
Mrs. Rawn was reported seriously 111
today. She was too ill to make a state
ment desired by an attorney.
Mar Dr a Xrcro,
The coroner intimated the Rawn mur
derer was a negro, but would give no
further information. It is said an Im
portant arrest will be made soon.
Ralph C. Cobum, the son-in-law, scouts
the revenge theory, and clings to the
On Et of eandal.
Chicago, July 22. Whether Ira G
Rawn, president of the Monon road
was killed by a burglar In his home
at Winnetka Wednesday, or whether,
as stated by the Chicago police, he
committed suicide, railroad men de
clare his death occurred on the eve
of what may be one of the greatest
scandals in railroad history. The
questions which were asked of Rawn
at the hearing on July 7, In the Illinois
Central car repair cases, all wer?
planned, it was said, with the intent
to incriminate Rawn as responsible
for the losses of the road.
Tried to Delay.
Rawn, It is declared, knew of the
purpose of the counsel of the road and
had sought by every legal means to
delay the examination. Twice on per
sonal pleas he had obtained postpone'
mcnts, but the last effort had failed,
and an examination was to have been
The air of secrecy was lifted from
the Rawn home yesterday and news
paper men were summoned. Upon
their arrival, the announcement wa3
made that a second bullet, the absence
of which had added to the appearance
of suicide, had been discovered. The
rbullet was found, according to C. F.
Hately, who is conducting the investi
gation, in the ashes in the fireplace
almost in a direct line of the fire from
which Rawn's death resulted.
Inaurrd for flOO.OOO.
New York, July 22. Insurance
brokers here estimate that Ira Griffiths
Rawn held policies calling for the pay
ment of fully $100,000 on death.
Hartford. Conn., July 22. It was
ascertained at the offices of the local
insurance company that Ira O. Rawn
a few das ,ago had reduced his acci
dent Insurance policy carried by him
from $30,000 to $10,000. No reason la
WILL NOT BE 2,200,000
Chicago Population Not Great an Hail
Ik-en Predicted, It I Said.
Chicago. July 22. The federal cen
sus will show the population of Chi
cago to be under the 2.?00.000 mark,
according to William E. Hotchkiss
the local census supervisor. The school
census was announced Wednesday,
placing tho population of Chicago at
2.200,000 and declared that Hotchkiss
wa3 essentially correct. It is said that
the federal returns will show probably
a difference of 1 to 2 per cent.
Dies of Black Damp.
Chicago. July 22. Fred Finnerly, a
caisson digger, was killed by black
damp today while working 90 feet be
low the surface of a downtown street.
His companions made a desperate ef
fort to save him and two nearly shared
Mutiny at Madrid Prison.
Madrid, July 22. A mutiny rroke
out at a prison here today. The fight
ing lasted three hours and was only
ended by calling in troops.
N0V.1, IN RAIL RATES
Washington, July 22. It was an
nounced today after a conference be
tween Chairman Knapp of the Inter
state commerce commission and a
committee of traffic officials of the
western trunk lines that the advanced
rates would be suspended until Nov. JU