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MONDAY, AUGUST 8, 1910.
TRICE TWO CENTS-
FIFTY-NINTH YEAR. NO. 253.
Uniformed Hosts Liter
ally Take Possession
Tomorrow, First of the Big
Days, Will See Parade of
Chicago, Aug. 8. This is the real
beginning of Knights Templar week
in Chicago. One hundred thousand
Knights were expected to arrive to
day, arrayed in full uniform for the
Blst triennial conclave which opened
officially Sunday with divine ser
vices in Orchestra hall. Workmen
at dawn turned over the refurnished
and gaudily arrayed city to the wait
ing and wondering throngs and all
day long, as yesterday, the tread of
inarching feet, the flash of light on
the scarlet crossed chapeau and cross
hilted sword and waving lines of
glistening white plumes told of the
coming of additional guests.
England's Foremost Knltc'it.
Today's arrivals were to include
England's foremost sir knight, the
earl of Euston, grand commander of
tl-e great priory of England and
Wales and his party, who later will
give a reception to the officers of the
order. The day was given over to
the reception of incoming knights
and open house by the commanderies
now located. And at 4 p. m. the an
nual dinner of the grand recorders
and correspondents will be given at
the Chicago Athletic club. Each ev
ening during the week a sacred con
cert will be given in Grant park.
Tomorrow First Bir Day.
Tomorrow will be the first of the
"big days," beginning with the big
gest parade ever engaged in by
Knights Templar. It will require
three hours to pass a given point.
Wednesday the competitive drills
will begin, and Thursday and Friday
will be devoted to drilling, boating, a
regatta and an unorganized tour of
inspection of Chicago. Headquar
ters officials today estimated the
guests at 500,000.
Cousin of KtnK Here.
Hon. Henry James, Earl of Euston,
who is here to attend the Knights
Templar conclave, is a cousin of the
Ling of England, and the most eminent
supreme pro-grand master of great
priories of the Knights Templar of
England and Wales. In the earl's par
ty were Lord Athumney, past grand
constable of the priories; John Fergus,
the yacht builder; Henry Homes, aide
de camp to the earl of Euston; R. New
ten Crane, past grand herald of the
great preceptory of England and
Wales, and Thomas Frazcr, great mar
f hal of England.
PORTLAND EDITOR DIES.
Harvey W. Scott Succumbs to Heart
Failure After Operation.
Baltimore. Aug. 8. Colonel Har
vey W. Scott, editor of the Portland
Oregonian of Portland, Ore., and a
member of the board of directors of
the Associated Press, died last night
at the Johns Hopkins hospital fol
lowing an operation.
Mr. Scoit wr.s a newspaper editor
of the old school, and. with Henry
Watterson of the Louisville Courier
Journal, was considered one of the
most forceful editorial writers in the
country. Mr. Scott was born in
Tazewell county. Illinois, in 18."".
When he was 1.7 years old he went
to th-" Pacific ci'Vyt, where he joined
a militia company and hunted In
dians along Pugct Sound. Then,
having saved his earnings, he put
himself through school. Later he
went to work on the Oregonian
then a small paper in a small city
to write editorials. He later became
the principal owner of the paper.
DROWNED SAVING CHILD.
IMitor W. U. Michealin of Chicago
Staats-c;tiuig Meets Tragic Heath.
Depesot. X. V.. Aug. S. V. R. Mich
lulir. publi.-h' r of the Chicago Staats
Zeitur.i;. drowned at Oquaga Lake, a
f.?w miles from here Saturday after
r.( on and his body was recovered three
hours later. The deceased was out in
r. boat with his eight-year-old daughter
woo lost her hat" and in reaching out
for it fell overboard.
The father jumped out after his
(M!d and catching hold of her 'held
1 tr above water until his strength
f.'iled. Parties In nearby boats res
cued the child, but the father sank and
v as drowned.
Socialist Out for Congress.
Springfield. 111.. Aug. S. (Special).
Nelse Nelson of Moline today filed with
the secretary of state his petition as
n candidate for the socialist nomina
te n for congress in the Fourteenth dis-tiict.
Partly cloudy, with possibly showers
tonight and Tuesday. Not much change
Temperature at 7 a. m., 66. Maxi
mum temperature in last 24 hours, 85;
minimum in 12 hours, 64. Velocity of
wind at 7 a. m., 5 miles per hour. Pre
citipation, none. Relative humidity, at
7 p. m. 47, at 7 a. m. 80.
(4S hour changes.)
St. Paul 7 .1
Prairie du Chien .1 .0
Dubuque 3 .0
Le Claire 0 .0
Davenport 3 .1
Nearly stationary stages in the Mis
sissippi will continue from below Du
buque to Muscatine.
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
(From noon today to noon tomorrow.)
Sun sets 7:03, rises 5; moon 6ets 9:16
PITCHED BATTLE IN
Insurgents Lose Fight With Gov
ernment Troops That Lasts
Teheran, Aug. . Casualties in Sun
day's battle in the city streets between
the government and nationalist insur
gents were: Twelve killed and wound
ed on the government side, and 30
killed and wounded on the nationalist
side. Tiiree hundred of the latter were
captured in the final assault, which was
made after their position in the north
ern part of the city had been under
fire from infantry and rapid fire guns
the entire afternoon yesterday. Satar
Kahn, who led the insurgents, was
! NOTICE OF EXAMINATIONS.
I Civil Service Commission Wants
; Notice was received this morning at
Ithc county clerk's office from the 1 1 1 i
jr.ois Civil Service commission announc
jii.r that examinations will be held at
jVatertown, Chicago. Peoria, Quincy,
j Jacksonville and Springfield for the
following positions: chief nur.se, open
to women, graduates of recognized
training schools; supervising nurse,
oren to graduate nurses now In the
service; graduate nurse, open to men
a. ul women graduates of recognized
tiaining school; pharmacist over 21,
arjd librarian, open to persons with ex
perience and education. All applica
tions must be filed by Sept. 1 at Spring
field. The examination will be held
RESERVES HOLD REUNION.
Gather at Unwood Park and Talk
Funeral of Mrs. Percival.
A number of former members of the
local division of naval reserves gather-
; ed together at Linwood park yesterday
jai.d spent the day talking over old
j times. About 25 of the old tars were
i present, among whom were several
jvho officered the division at one time
lor another. The majority of the ex
's, ilors went to the resort on tne
jla-.ii-ch Grandpa, which was chartered
fc- the occasion and the others went
down on the steamer W. V.. which
made two trips to the place during the
NEW WORK FOR TROOPS.
IresiIent Authorizes Use in Fight-
ing Forest Fires.
j Washington. Aug. S. President Taft
! has authorized the use of troops to
fight forest fires in Montana. Idaho,
Washington, Oregon and California.
Typos in Session.
Minneapolis, Aug. S. The conven
tion of the International Typographical
union assembled today. The morning
session was devoted to addresses of
Bryant, Iowa, Hotel Burns.
Clinton. Iowa. Aug. 8. Fire at
Bryant, resulting from the explosion
of an oil stove yesterday destroyed
the Hansen and Federson buildings,
in which were a hotel and a general
store. The loss is $16,000.
BY DRY WEATHER
OF LAST MONTH
Washington, D. C, Aug. 8. The
average condition of the corn crop
Aug. 1. it is estimated by the depart
nnt of agriculture, was 79.3. com
pared with 85. 4 last month, 84.4 a
year ago. and a 10-year average of
82.1. The winter wheat yield was
45S.294.000 bushels as compared
with 446,366,000 bushels last year.
The average quality was 92.6 against
90.3 last year. The average condi
tion of spring wheat was 61.0, com
pared with 61.6 last month, 91.6
last year, and a 10-year average of
81.9. The average condition of oats
was 81.5. compared with 82.2 last
month, 85.5 a year ago, and a 10
year average of S2.6.
The condition of corn in Illinois
was 84; Iowa SO; Nebraska, 65;
1 South Dakota 86, and Wisconsin 70.
Claimed That He Hesi
tated to Sell Indian
WITH $3,000,000 FEE
Hearing Transferred to McAIes
ter, Where McCurtain Re
MeAlester, Okla., Aug. 8. The con
gressional inquiry into the McMurray
Indian land contracts was transferred
from Muskogee to MeAlester today.
Low contracts with Indians were pro
cured was related to the committee.
John D. Tries to Square
W. T. Hollman, a Choctaw Indian, tes
tified he was employed by McMurray to
induce the Indians to sign the docu
ments and was paid $1 a head for se
curing the contracts. In this way it
was alleged McMurray procured 10,000
contracts to sell land.
Hollman said the Indians had . be-
ccme impatient at the government's
delay in selling the lands and would
have given McMurray any commis
sion to sell land. McMurray told tne
committee the Indians begged him to
take a contract to sell the lands and
offered him a per cent commission. He
said he reluctantly took the contract.
Mcfurtaln Repeat Charge.
D. C. McCurtain, a Choctaw Indian
and attorney for his tribe, reiterated
his charges that McMurray in 1906, of
fered him $25,000 to withdraw tribal
opposition to the old contracts which
wcie disapproved bp President Roose
velt. Jake I Hamon made sensational
charges against Congressman Creager
this afternoon, charging Creager, under
S O""" Of Hourly
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THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN G.O.P.
CONGRESSMEN ASK REELECTION
(Special Correspondence of The Argus.)
Washington, Aug. 6. All over the
land the regular republican candidates
for congress are preparing to ask for
election or reelection on the record of
President Taft and the last congress.
Aside from the tariff revision, with
which the public is already familiar,
the predominating features of the plat
form on which the standpatters will
make their final desperate stand are
the postal bank bill and the so-called
railroad regulation bill.
The railroad bill as passed was bet
ter than existing law, Improvement
having been forced by democrats and
insurgents. The original draft was
one of the most vicious pieces of legis
lation proposed in congress in years.
President Taft sent this bill to con
gress with his personal endorsement
and asked that it be passed without
It provided for a commerce court,
which would have destroyed the use
fulnes of the Interstate commerce com
mission and made r-.ppeal to the higher
It took the railroads from under the
anti-trust lav, and would have permit
the gulze of loans had attempted to ob
tain large sums of money from J. F.
McMurray after Creager had Introduc
ed the bill in congress providing for
the sale of Indian lands.
M0LINER IS FOUND
HURT IN STREET
Thought to Have Fallen From Elec
tric Car and Rendered
Last night about 11 o'clock Julius
Wlbo of Moline was found lying uncon
scious between the curb stone and the
street car track near Twenty-seventh
street and Fifth avenue. Dr. Joseph
DeSilva was summoned and upon ex
amination found that the man had sus
tained a scalp wound in the back of the
head. He was removed to St. An
thony's hospital in the ambulance. He
recovered consciousness early this
morning and this afternoon was dis
charged. He was unable to explain in
any way just how he had come to be
injured. He did not know whether he
was riding on a car, had been hit by a
car or slugged by thugs. It is thought,
however, that he fell from a car.
Harvest Home Grown Melons.
Muscatine island melons are now on
the market, a few having been gath-
Himself With Carrie About Those Whisky Baths
ercd for home sale. It will be several
days yet before shipments to outside
prints will be started. Grocers say the
ci op will be up to the usual standard
COUNT TOTAL DUE OCT. 15
Census Figures for United States Ex
pected to Show 90.000,000.
Washington, Aug. 8. The people
of the United States will learn their
true number, as revealed by the of
ficial count of the 13th census, about
Oct. 15. It is generally believed the
number will be about 90.000,000.
This belief is based on the fact that
an increase slightly in excess of the
13,000.000 increase during the pre
vious decade would bring the popu
lation in 1910 to the 90,000,000
In two cities evidence of fraud has
been discovered, and in one, Great
Falls, Mont., a prosecution has been
undertaken for fraudulent enumera
tion. ted them to make what rates they
pleased without any effective check.
It legalized existing mergers between
existing lines, it contained a joke pro
vision to regulate the issuing of rail
The democrats and insurgents forced
some improvements, but were prevent
ed by administration influences from
putting in provisions which would have
been of real value to the people, such
as physical valuation of the roads as a
basis of rate regulation.
Such was the railroad bill that would
have become law had President Taft
had his way.
An to Postal Banka.
Congress passed the kind of postal
savings bank bill that Mr. Taft want
ed. The effect will be. It is thought by
those who have given study to the act
as passed, to drain local communities
of the money deposited in postal sav
ings banks. Had the democrats and
insurgents had their way, a postal bank
bill such as was desired by the people
would have been passed. But through
the influence of the administration Aid
rich was able to thwart the will of the
people and to secure the passage of a
bill which, will sive Wall street the
Yacht From This Side of
Water Takes Inter
DOWNS KAISER'S BOATS
Nearest Competitor Five Miles
Astern at Finish Emperor
Alfonso Risks Life.
Cowes, Isle of Wight, Aug. 8. The
American schooner Westward, owned
y A. 11. Cochran of New York, easily
won the race for the international gold
cup, sailed off Ryde. today. Its nearest
competitor, the Germanla, was five
I Smash me. CARWt!
( IONPf TAtc THfeJCr
I R MUM ATt STA - Kv B
A "DROP GfcTS 2X)Wrt
miles astern when the winner crossed
the finish line. Emperor William's
yachts Meteor and Cicily and the Su
sanna competed. Upton's Shamrock,
with King Alfonso on board, defeated
the White Heather in a brush for the
Alfonno Tempts Fate.
Cowes, Isle of Wright, Aug. 8. King
Aifonso again tempted fate by sailing
in the races today aboard Lipton's
Shamrock, disregarding the accident of
Saturday when the Shamrock, with
the king on board, lost its top mast in
a stiff breeze. The Shamrock is again
meeting Its old rival of former seasons,
the White Heather, 1n a race for the
commodore's cup, having repaired the
dsmage. A. S. Cochrane of the Ameri
can schooner Westward, which did not
start in the race last week sailed un
fltr the handicap system, entered again
te;ay in the race for the international
gc Id cup, which is sailed under a class
The Meteor and Germania allow the
Westward six minutes and 48 seconds
control of the people's money as never
The Tariff Coramlnnlon.
Still another feature of the Taft rec
ord is the tariff commission law, also
a gold brick. It creates a commission
without powers, and gives the special
interests $250,000 of the people's mon
ey to carry on the campaign against
honest revision of the tariff on the
basis of equalization of the cost of
production at home and abroad.
Plnrbot Wlae to Proteetlom.
Ex-Forester Gifford Pinchot has ideas
on other things beside conservation.
At a dinner given recently he declared
that the nation had lost confidence in
congress because it represented special
irlerests rather than the people. Con
tinuing, he said:
"And of this there could be no better
illustration than the tariff. The tariff,
under the policy of protection, was
originally a means to raise the rate-of
wages. It has been made a tool to in
crease the cost living.
"The cotton cloth schedule was in
creaced in the face of the uncontradict
ed public testimony of the manufac-
(Continued on Page Four.j.
MAY YET BE BRIDE
Miss Katharine Elkins, Whose En
gagement to Due d'Abruz7.l is Ex
pected to Be Again Announced.
in a 4S-mile course. These three
yachts, together with the Cicely and
Susanna, started In the race, the Cice
ly getting across the line first with
the American boat a close second. The
Meteor made a bad start, being timed
across the line six minutes behind the
Said That Royal Opposition to
the Match Has Finally
ANNOUNCE IN FEW DAYS.
Member of Italian Family Has Hecn
Frequently With American
Heiros of Late.
Rome, Aug. 8. Miss Katherine El
kins is to become the bride of the
Duke of the Abruzzi. Their engagement
will be announced within a few days,
it Is stated in official Journals.
Coupled with this announcement is
ancther that the objections of the
royal family have been overcome and
that the duke has obtained the consent
of his Ansiu, tm? "king of Italy,' afid his
brother, the duke of Aosta, to his mar
riage with the daughter of Senatnp
Stephen B. Elkins of West Virginia. .
Miss Elkins and her mother have
been staying for several months at
Tctlach, Austria, near the Italian bor
der. The duke, who is now a director
of the arsenal at Venice, has made fre
qutnt motor trips to visit Miss Eililns.
Story of t'ourtxlilp.
Or Aug. 10, 1908, it was announced
that the romantic courtship of the
American heiress by the Duke of the
Abiuzzi had met with favor both by
the Italian royal house and Miss El
kins parents, and that their marriage
would take place in the United States
within a short time.
Opposition of the royal family devel
oped, however. Religious differences
and the desire on the part of the king
t J have his cousin select his bride from
among the- royal family seemed insur
Notwithstanding this opposition, the
dv.kfc continued his suit, and now those
rear to the duke's family and to the
king of Italy state that ail differences
have been reconciled and that the mar
riage will take place.
Title For Senator.
It is probable that Senator Elkins
will be invested with the honorary title
of Chevalier of the Annuneiade, as a
conf ession to royal etiquette.
Miss Elkins, who is the grandniece
of Henry Gassaway Davis of West Vir
ginia, candidate for the vice presidency
when Judge Parker ran for president
rac been a society favorite in Wash
ington, New York and Paris. Her
husband-to-be is a high officer in the
Ital.an navy. He led an expedition to
the pole which set a record that for e
long time was the "farthest north" at
tained. Lately he explored the plateau
lands of central Asia and the Hima
EX-GOVERNOR FOLK HURT.
Ilroisrd and Clothinc Tom When
Auto Turns Turtle at Muscatine.
Muscatine, Iowa. Aug. 8. Joseph
W. Folk, former governor of Mis
souri, was injured when.an automo
bile in which he was riding turned
turtle and crashed against a tele
graph pole. Although his clothing
was torn, one of his wrists sprained,
and his arms and legs were bruised,
he addressed 5,000 persons here.
London, Aug. S. A catch-as-catch-can
wrestling match for a purse of $1,000
I a side was contested here today be
tween the American wrestler, Dr. B.
F. Roller, and Gama, the Indian cham
pion. Gama won the first fall in 1 min
ute and 40 seconds; also took the sec
ond fall in 9 minutes and 0 seconds,
winning the match.
Little Kingdom Involved
in Same Sort of Fight
TRIES TO CURB CHURCH
Trouble at San Sebastian Avert
ed by Troops Carlists
Failed to Get Rifles.
Lisbon, Aug. 8. Portugal, like Spain,
is almost on the verge of an open rup
ture with the Vatican, due, among other
causes, to-friction over governmental
censure of the Roman Catholic arch
bishop of Braga for suppressing a Por
tuguese Franciscan newspaper without
submitting the order to the Portuguese
government for approval.
Since the Issue of the royal decree
of July 12, nullifying the action of the
archbishop, the clerical forces. Inspir
ed, it Is charged, by the papal secre
tary of Btate, have been a conducting a
bitter campaign against the govern
ment. Vacancy at Vatican.
At the same time the Vatican has
been raising difficulties about refilling
the diplomatic vacancy caused by the
death of the Portuguese ambassador to
the Vatican. The Portuguese govern
ment retaliated by deciding to allow
the post to remain vacant for the pres
ent, and the minister of Justice has
drafted a bill providing for the civil
register of births, deaths and marriages
to be kept by the civil authorities. As
this threatens a big source of income
to the clergy, a big meeting of ecclesi
astics was held here today to protcbt.
Republican Are Peeved.
Danger also threatens the govern
ment from the side of the republicans
on account of the refusal of the king
to redeem the promise made by the
government of amnesty for political of
fenders, including members of secret
societies involved in the assassinating
of his father and brother.
lly Still Uulrt.
San Sebastian. Spain, Aug. S. The
city continues tranquil. Troops, how
ever, will remain in the summer capi
tal for several days.
Get l.OOO It Idea.
Pilboa, Spain. Aug. RS. A thou.-and
rifles were seized by the authorities to
day on board a tug which had been
chartered to go to San Sebastian Sun
day. Geta Meaaaaea of Loyalty.
Rome, Aug. 8. The pope and
Merry Del Val, papal secretary of tatc.
received this morning from Spain
many telegrams expressing loyalty to
tbe Vatican In the conflict with Spain.
The telegrams sought to encourage the
Vatican to resist the anti-clerical move
ment in Spain.
Troiipn Keep Peace.
San Sebastian. Aug. 8. The govern
ment's rigorous measures aud the for
nal renunciation by the clerical Junta
or the threatened demonstrations insur
ed comparative tranquility yesterday.
From daybreak the streets were ' pa
trolled by cavalry, infantry, and gen-
d?rmes, while heavy bodies of troops
were held in readiness at Mlramir
prlace, where the queen mother and
tic royal children are staying.
The most serious incident occurred
Saturday evening, when groups of Cler
ktls assembled, shouting "Death to
Spain; Long live the pope!" Thou
sands of persons rushed towards the
n Lnlfestatlons and only the interven
tion of the governor at the head of a
platoon of police prevented an attack.
Nearly 150 arrests were made.
Prieata Klee Clly.
The demonstration ended in many
amusing scenes. Priests leading bands
of peasants took to their heels when
thev found the city in the possession
of the military. The peasants were dis
armed and persuaded to return to
their homes. In some cases the sol
diers were compelled to supply the
rrunifestants with food.
The local authorities are convinced
that the clerical demonstrations mark
ed a Carlist plot. Clericals are ex
tirmely indignant at the government's
rcirossive measures. Senor Urguijo,
ti e chief organizer of the movement,
declared that the purpose of the mani
festants was peaceful. There were to
le no speeches and those taking part
vere to be unarmed. Rut, he said,
when the government treated the mat
ter as if it were civil war he had called
the manifestation in order to prevent
Houston, Texas, Grows.
Washington, Aug. 8. Houston,
Texas, has a population of 78.800, ac
cording to figure s enumerated for the
13th census made public by Director
Durand of the census bureau. IZilt
is an increase of 35,167, of 76.6 per
cent over the population in 1900.
which was 44,633.