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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 1911. 7 EX PAGES.
SIXTIETH YEAR. NO. 93.
TRICE TWO CENTS.
50,000 Pounds of Dyna
mite at New York Not
SAME QUANTITY WAS
Estimated That 30 Were Killed
and a Property Loss of
New York. Feb. 2. The total of dead
find missing in yesterday's explosion
s now placed at 20. The coroner has
e. l!t of seven, and that official bo
Sieves most of the 23 men missing
were blown to atoms.
Property loss estimates vary from
$750,000 to Sl.Oon.OuO.
might iiai: HEK inn mm
The dynamite that exploded is esti
mated at 50,000 pounds. There was,
ihowever, a marvelous escape from a
iblgger disaster, for there was another
tO, 000 pounds of the explosives in cars
within 100 feet of that which blew up.
BOXES STREWN A BOl'T.
The cars which contained it were
twisted and torn and the boxes strewn
n every 6kle, but the dynamite, thick
With the dust and debris of the explo
sion, was unharmed and intact.
FIVE BODIES FOl'MD.
Only five bodies have been recover
ed up to noon and the names of only
Cine missing are known. Nearly a
core of laborers, names unknown
tv,o t..w -ho,. th. To!o.later. swimming about the southern
Pion occurred are unaccounted for.
PROHABI.V PROITEO CASK.
The cause of the explosion is at
tributed to the dropping of a case of
dynamite, but just what was the direct
cause probably never w'ill be known.
Vice President Besler of the Central
railroad of New Jersey explained the
dynamite probably was being unloaded
by sliding the 50 pound boxes down
nn inclined plane.
A man stationed by the box is cup-
posed to guide it and prevent its slip- j
ping down with dangerous force. The I
probability is that one of the men sol
employed might have lost his grip. j
The Jersey Central terminal, l.V;
aards north, was wrecked; three ferry j
(boats In the slips were torn and splint
ered, lower New York city across the
,t"iver was shaken from the street level
o the top of the Plnpor tower : damage j
,vas done in PtooUlyn and Staten is-j
iand and to t he immigrant detention i
tatlon on Ellis island. I
FELT .'. MILKS AWAY.
Th chock w;is felt at Amitvville.
1. miles distant, ard in New .Jen- I
ey. at Ixmg Heacb, l." miles away. !
The damage is so widely scattered
that It is impossible to more than
Toughly estimate it, but In Manhattan
It Is placed at $1'mi.(oo and on KlHs
Island at from $tu.nn. to $2"".
The lighter receiving the dynamite,
Jtlie Katharine W., owned by James
Sleallng of Jersey City, vanished utter
ly with her crew of seven men. includ
ing the master. KdBrd Trayer.
.1 i .3 . i l : . . ii-li . i
Aioiigbiue was ine ii.tniei nisu-r,
Vhich was so badly shattered it sank i
vlth its crew of two, while the Swed- !
Ish steel baxkentine Ingrid was strip- j
ped of its rigging uid the lives of two i
leck hands aboard f nuffed out. Frag-1
nent.s of a man's head were, found ;
p winging on a tangled piece of rope.
The Katharine W. was tied to the
(outer exid of the pier, and a crew of j
fJeek hands was unloading 50 pound
oxes from two freight cars .
IN" PITFS F SMOKE.
With the explosion the Katharine
W. simply disappeared; r.ot a splinter
Xf it has been found. Only the Whist
ler's flag pole has been found. The
freight car "went up in a puff of dust. J
On the rear deck of the harkentine '
Jngrid were found a pair of iron
trucks. They may be the trucks of ;
the dynamite car or of one of the other :
four cars standing near, that wtre al-""',o,,0; other assets are believed to
o torn to bits. j he $50,000 in excess of these.
Fifty yards back stood another carl
f dynamite The explosion ripped off
(the roof of it and broke in the doors,
imt the dynamite itself held true and
rested qu'escer.t in its wooden boxes.
On board the Ingrid the steel miz
tenmast snapped off above the lower
yard, and the tangled 'wreckage went j
tumbling about the decks Everything
abaft the mizzenmast was leveled flat.:
tut the it eel plates of the hull held ;
etoutlr and showed iiot ven a mark.j
LOOK ED LIKE III D II T.
For 100 feet the pier end itself w-as
utterly demolished. The planking
teemed to ave ben ground to pow
der. Tfce-few splinters left were an
utterly inadequate account of its bulky
substance of girders, planking, cross
Hays and massive framework of a pier
Imilt to uphold locomotives and loaded ,
Over the broken edges twisted the
tteel rails of track. A steel gondola
iLar oa the souihernmost track, looked
Forecast Till 7 P. M. Friday fori
Rock Island, Davenport, Mnline i
Cloudy tonight and Friday ;not j
much change In temperature. The
lowest temperature tonight will be
about 15 degrees above zero.
Temperature at 7 a. m., 20. Highest
yesterday, 58. Lowest last night, 20.
Velocity of wind at 7 a. m., 15 miles
Precipitation, none. ?
Relative humidity, at 7 p. m. 74, at
7 a. m, 76.
J. M. SHERIEK, Local Forecaster. ;
(From noon today to noon tomorrow
Sun sets 5:15. rises 7:03: moon 6eta
8S5 p. m.; 8 a. m., planet Jupiter at
quadrature with the 6un, being 90 de
grees west thereof; planet Mercury
Work of Day in Congress
Washington, Feb. 2. Following are
the proceedings briefly told of the two
houses of congress yesterday.
EV ATE Thf speech by Mr. Frown
f Nebraska In opposition to ttte reten
tion of his seat by Mr. Lnrlmcr of Illi
nois consumed most of the brief session
of the senate.
HH"E In the house the day was
iii'(iifil to consideration of the Moon
t:il for the codification of the Judiciary
like an old hat that had been used by
boys for football.
All about were strange freaks of
the explosion. One freight car's roof
was blown inward as if it. had been I
crushed by a faJling bowlder, but the J
sides were undamaged. The iron
sheathing of the freighthouse on pier
No. c, to the north, was pushed inward
on the side nearest the explosion and
outward on the farther side.
HI. !S CUTS TRAVELERS.
In the train shed of the terminal
nearly the whole southern exposure of
the glass roof collapsed, showering the
passengers with broken glass. One
man was struck by a 20 pound frag
ment and so severely cat he died.
An engineer in a shunting locoma
tive was blown from his cab and died
of a fractured skull. A tugboat cap
tain was hurled from his wheelhouse
and fished out of the water 15 minutes
side of the demolished pier.
Inside the passenger station
floors were littered with broken glass.
Windows fronting on the inner court
had been sucked from the frames,
sashes and all. Slates were torn from
the roof. TfceTi&iids of tKe feTryhouse
clock were torn off. 1 ne southern a;:
bulged like a pasteboard box left out In
the rain. There were no sahes in
most of the windows and no glass In
those that had sashes.
LESS THAN $37,000
Former Treasurer of Vermillion I
County Denies Story Ciiven Out
ly His Successor.
Detroit. Mich., Feb. 2. "My short
age was no such amount as $37,000.
It was a small amount which I made
Pod. Everything was settled up
with the county anrr mv tiondsmen
and I have nothing to fear." This
j was the statement lat night by Har
j dy H. Whitlock, former treasurer of
(Vermillion county. 111., when shown
an article sent out from Danville
I charging that when O. IJ. Wysong,
j W bit lock's successor in office, took
charge, he found Whitlock short
$37.r.22, and in order to make up
jthe shortage Whitlock conveyed over
ibis real estate and $11,000 life in
Wiiitlock declined fo state the ex
act sum he was short, and said h
never received a statement or
acknowledgement from his suc
isor. SALT AND LUMBER
FIRM IN FAILURE
G. Peters Concern of Manistee,
Mich., ( onffwn to SU.OOO.OOO
Grand Rapids, Mich.. Feb. 2. The
Michigan Trust company was appoint-
ed receiver for R. G. Peters Salt and!
Lumber company of Manistee, and for '
R. G. Peters. The liabilities are $2,-j
Old Railroad Man Dies.
' Chicago. Feb 2 H. T. Griffin, as
-sistant general passenger agent of the
Milwaukee railroad is dead, aged 63.
He was connected -with the road 43
ABOUT TO TAKE
, . I
Kllf UlJIILIl V
WIW I II V I IIW
Washington. Fb. 2. The existence
cf an alleged coffee trust has been call-
ed to the at'ention
nient of justice. 'It
of the depart
is alleged the
trust eomrni'iee is preparing to mar
ket . s.'a'U.o'iO pounds of coffee at
ladditiona: profit of 53,000,000.
Cold Storage Speculators
Must Ship Tons to
NO MARKET HERE
Chicagoan Out $350,000 on
One Deal Another Has 5
Carloads of Eggs.
Philadelphia. Feb. 2. According to
the statement of C. M. Drake, president
of the Philadelphia Produce exchange,
speculators In second grade butter in
New York and Chicago have been un
able to find a market for all their cold
This is the Way it Looked This Morning to the Citizen Who
''I V 11 V- 1 v . '
storage holdings and will be compelled
j to ship 3,000,000 pounds of the product
OE LOSES S350.0O0.
One Chicago speculator, it is said,
will lose $350,000 on 70,000 tubs of
higher grade butter. It is also said a i
speculator in western eggs had five
carloads which cost him 2? cents a j
dozen and he will be able to get but i
15 and 16 cents.
NUMBER OF DEAD IN
QUAKE PUT AT 600
Prolonged Vibration from Mount
Taal Irtsturb esdents of the
City of Manila.
Manila. Feb. 2 .A prolonged earth
quake frightened residents of Manila
j during the night. Revised estimates
I place the number of killed by the erup
! tlons of Mount Taal and drowned in
! the tidal wave at 6w).
SMALL IOWA TOWNS LOSE
IVmuIation FlmirM f nriirAfj 'on-
-i.i., i i
Washington. Feb. 2. The population 1
of Iowa- towns
were announced today i
, Grand Junction
CHAMP CLARK'S PRESIDENTIAL
BOOM NOW TAKING
Srcial Correspondence of The Argus.) j
Washington. Jan. 31 Champ Clark' ;
nrc&identi&l boom is erowtne. It is al-I
.w nrir itr that nf anv!l912 presidential nomination
as big as
(other democrat mentioned in connec-
lion with the 1912 presidential noml-
The more the democrats think the j
mater over, the more convinced they
are that Clark 16 the most available '
compromise candidate. On the day of
an: the big democratic banquet in BalM
i ffiore4 a straw taliot was taken among
President of Iowa University
Resigns After Serving 12
BOARD DECIDED ON CHANGE
Rnmored That Wet and Iry Fight
and Disaffection Among Pro
fessors Had Weight.
Iowa City, Iowa. Feb. 2. Dr. George
E. MacLean, president of the state uni
versity of Iowa for the last 2 years
has sent Ills resignation to" Senator
James P. Trewin,- president of the
Iowa state board of education to take
effect not later than Aug. l. President
Maclyan made no explanation in the
brief note of resignation which he sent
from New York city, but stated that
his action was in accordance with
President Trewln's request.
Senator Trewin is attending the
6tate board meeting at Dos Moines, it
is helioved in university circles that
President Maclean may 'become a
beneficiary of the Carnegie foundation
if he so desires. State board leaders
express a willingness to recommend
him to the foundation.
Members of the board refused to
state why they voted for President
Maclx-an's resignation, but deny that
the wat and dry fight in This city, in
volving many faculty members, played
!any part. It is reported that aisar
jfection exists among many of the pro-
j l NITE THREE SCHOOLS.
Many things point to the ultimate in
itention of the state board to unite the
I fowa state university, the Iowa Agri
cultural college, and the Iowa State
; Teachers' college under one president
;or chancellor, in harmony with
gestions and actions of the Iowa state j begun preparations to attack the iior
legislature during the last few years, 'der town this mornlnc.
President Maclean s term of office
was the longest in the history of the
university. During his regime more
than a million dollars' worth of build
ings were erected and the attendance
j w as almost doubled.
FOURTH TRIAL ENDS;
. A fourth trial of
charged with the
: . i . , u: . Al.;u.n. V. .
""""" o, ... . -. ,...-e Sw
ago, iouhv resiio t-u in tun i hi ion. no
was sentenced to lite imprisonment.
Accused of Murder.
Oxford. Mich., Feb. 2 Frank Fox,
accused of killing Miss Ellen Plane at
Flint, was arrested here today
refused to make a statement.
the passengers of the special train j
which conveyed the members of con
cress from Washington to Baltimore. ''
All of the leading aspirants for the i
named on the ballots save
Clsrk. Notwithstanding when the bal
5 "ere counieo. cnamp i lam s name
had bwR w ritten into a sufficient
number of them to make him run a
close second to Judson Harmon,
led at bh.timore.
At Baltimore The big llissourian had
I the henors over the entire democratic
Mexican Insurrectos Most
Active Near the
U. S. Line.
TROOPS ARE CHASED IN
Former Secretary Garfield on
Train Held Back Has and
Has Unique Experience
El Paso. Texas, Feb. 2. A clash be
tween rebels and federals occurred be
fore daylight between Juarez and Sa
malayuca, according to federal troops,
who retreated to Juarez this morning.
They brought three wounded and ad-
Let His Fire Go Out Yesterday
mitted two others were killed, but n. taueeled, with tht. exception of th.j
said they were killed while wrecking visit to Atlanta on .March In, started
a bridge to stop the advance of rebels minors that his purpose was to pri
on Juarez. ; pare for a possible extra session of
.MANY R1Iehless horse. ; congress. This in ease the present
It is believed the federal loss is session laiis to enact the reciprocity
heavier than they report, as many rid-; agreement between the I'ni'ed States
erless horses have been coming in'O and Canada Abiib the president h;
Juarez all forenoon. J urging strongly as legislation needed
;rkiei.i A PSSt;.(,-K.
James R. Garfield, former secretary
of the interior, was a passenger on
the train which was marooned when
the insurgents tore up the track Sun
day and for three days was held up
with other passengers by the insur
gents. He arrived last night with the
train, which was allowed to come into
Juarez after the rebels hail diseni-
in miles east of Juarez, and bad
FEI HV THE REBEL.
While the trains were marooned
south of Juarez, between Sunday and
Wednesday the food supply of the
passengers ran out and the insurrec
tos fed them from their commissary
and from beeves slaughtered on the
The insurrectos had a number or
"wounded and these were treated
i the passengers, sheets beirur torn
for bandages. Former Secretary Gar
field assisted in the work.
HII EST Hlllfl EMI'LOIE.
Karly this morning the .luariz police
arrested Rafea! Escoboso, assistant
superintendent of terminals of the na
tional railways in Juarez, and Gas-par
Vela, night telegrapher at Juarez. ' The
officers refused to state "why the ar-
rests were made.
Only four Mexican
field as a presidential possibility.
Clark's star roe still a little higher
hen he was nominated for the speak
fr'P without oposi!ion. The fame
harmonious sentiment which named
Clark for speaker may prow and make
him a presidential candidate a year
Clark is not behind his own boom.
While he was no doubt naturally
pleased at the first connection of his
name wirh so high a place, he ha re
cently asked eotte of his friends who
I Con tin ui ckm
killed in this morning's battle south of
' Juarez so far as is known. The fed
erals claim ri' revolutionists were
SOn ATTACK JUAREZ.
El Paso, Tex.. Feb. 2. Passengers
on a train which arrived today from
j the south say Parqual Orozco. at the
(head of 1.500 men. is within 20 miles
; of Juarez, and will probably attack it
' some time today.
DISEASE ON SHIP
Yellow Fever Reported to Have
Broken Out on U. S. Crui
COXSWAIN J. H. MINOR DIES
Jloily Buried at
( It her
New Orleans. I.a.. Feb
: Ing to advices received hen
J. H Mi
'nor of St. I.ouis. coxswain
I'nited Spates cruiser Marietta, who
died Sunday aboard ship in Puerto
j Cortez harbor, was a victim of yellow
fever contracted at Kingston. Jamaica
! Minor was burii d Monday. The fu
neral was conducted aboard the Mari
: tta and the bodv escorted to the
cemetery by a detachmenf of marines
from American and Uritish war ves
sels. There were several ether suspected
yellow fever cases among the crew of
NOT MUCH HOPE NOW
Hoot Says He In In Favor of 1 1
There Is Too Much
Washington. Feb. 2. The legislative i
program in congress was discussed to-j
day by President Tat't and Senators
Root. Crane. Lodge, Peveridge, and
Representative Mann and others. Root,
declared that while he was strongly
tin favor of the Canadian reciprocity
i agreement, he was doubtful if it would
i pass at this session owing to (he
large amount of necessary legislation
the senate must dispose of before
adjourning. He expicsstd the hope.,
however, an agreement would be pass
ed" before "Jtarch 4.
TAFT CANCELS HIS
TRIP TO THE SOUTH
tumors That Move Is Made in I'rcp.
ami ion for a Special Session
Washington. I). C, Feb. 2 Presi
dent Taft's announcement that tli
bout hern tour which he had planned
for the . arly oait of next month would
by both count lies.
Pressure of business and the fact
that numerous invitations to i.-it
many places in the south wen; making
the Hour planned assume too large pro
portions are the leasoun assigned at
the White house, for the president .V
cancellation of the trip.
WAS OFFERED $1,500
for 'ro-s I ahmiiiihI ion in I hi -
nitiiieCase When iKiatli II;
ailed in the
111.. Kcb. 2 - -A halt
tiial of I'embenoii
this morning by th--
death of David O'lJti' ii. son of
the jurors in the ia-e. D. W.
law. testifying, said be- had been offer
ed $l.V'i for his vote on 1'ie furniture
coi.iiait. and was told tha' wa . $.'." i
j more than 'i hiim-i :oi. and lark wer-r
i to get The cross examination wa
-about to begin when adjournment ai
-taken on account of the O'iiiicu death.
New Senators Seated.
Wa.-iiington. Feb. !'. '. V. Watson,
of Weat Viti'ii.ia, and A. J. Gro.ina.
of North Dakota, bun et,-.r: repec-
)iv'ely of liavis Klkinsj and William H
I Pun hell, were sworn in ah senators
SOON READY TO
Itanville. 111.. Feb.
ation of witness's in the vote bribery ,
j inquiry was continued today. Ii is ln-f
timated some iridictmeMo may be re-1
iturned toiav, and the grand Jury's re-j
, port is likely to name to 10 per-
Thirty-third District Rep
ADKINS' LIST IS OUT
! Fulfills Promise to Appoint Two
! Bodies to Pass on Liquor
Springfield, 111.. F:. 2--(Special)
Speaker Adkins today announced the
house "Committees. The assignm-mta
cf members for the Thirty third dis
trict are as follows:
he';lii Appropriations, Chicngi
ha i ter li ens.
Campbell Agriculture, appropria
tions, faun. tli-;tiii:ii-. good roads, null
taiy affairs, state nisi imi t ions.
Abbr-y Hank m and liUiMiig. claims,
tisii and game, la ense, printing, rail
roads, state ueolouuai survey, to visit
penal and reformatory i' t it utiotis,
WET M ltn 4 IMI Ml I I I.ES.
Springfield. III . Feb. l'. -Spt aker Ad-
,kins announced his committee selec-
'iititions todny. lUnrescntaMve Cnrran.
of Chicago, h-ails the liberal or "wet"
t committee, and Itepresental iv.- Wilson,
i of llimiry, the temner-iii' e or "drv"
I'OH S llf I : COMMITTEE.
Th- special Ire itisiir.iuce rotumlv
ion imported to Ine house today rcc
i -m me ei! i n g ib.. creation of a perma
i netit h';'te insurance committee to
'regulate the tire insurance bu-dn-'ss of
I t he st 1 1 .
I ohi:i,o i-i.w imiocosi .11.
Springfield. III. Feb. 2. -The
1 D.iilev bills, which propose to insii
tU'e the Oregon pli'i" of electing
j I'nited Stats senators in Illinois.
were intromivrrr-Tr)" Senate yes
terday and referred to the committee
on primary elections.
One of tho bi'ls prescribes that
candidates for the legislature shall
i prepare a statement. the effect
!th; l tlw.v will suppoif the candidl e
who reicives the highest number of
votes c;isi in the state at large and
that this statement shall be printed
on the primary ballot. The alterna
tive is that the legislative candidal'
shall declare h'inself an unpledged
candidate on I In setin'orsh Ip.
i;t K lit I l It V Hill. HM.E.
An important amendment to the
palmary election law, alfcc:ng the
cities out:, d" I I Chicago. :"t led liy
Senator Ileal!, provides that by a
two-thirds vote of a city council :,r
village board of trustee; the nee s
s ty of a direct piimaty ei ibm fur
municipal ollices shall be obviated
and the use of lh" naie-s o.- iab"N
of the old parlies is p i o h i h: ; - I to fi n v
local or a. iiu icip;: I patty. 'Mo-re Is
an emergency clan ".
oi 111:11 mi i s i i i n:.
Other bilU introduced in I he i-n-at'
My Jones I'rovhl'tlK f r a e;-j -
ti ai.d in 'i ii ii 'pa I icf.iciic hi;-
prat : i- '
mi - f -ii
pol 'It ed
lis. li'ib :
unlawful t he
Ii u n pi of
" Ii t he pt : -
of I I
e boa i 'i of opt emi t i y a n
be goveii.nr Violation
:- mad" pu tcsli.n ble by a
I'm- i.;' J'.n.
IP, t.ttcls.iii fie - i a ii ' e 'i.ih'ii ;
sioe 1-11 givinu hoi.n- life i u -m i a to
oiii pa n ic i I'.i. liglit to attib to pol
j I- te a o' I 1 1' a bi I t i id"t'.
H . I, and- I'liiieitv ownets
alotig ilialnage line J..i n I v Mil li'-'l
by ; -ii p: o line nt , tea ) bv other
tlrainagi di-tr:!s shall pay a piopor
tioil.'.le --bal" of th" . i j use
lit I i. mi I. in. ii tiol -c
II. ;. - lulls I rit i ol tjc d a i e as fol
bvk s :
ity I'.iins I nlf 'tin -.abs if gnti
net to taclii:tii i o,n u.i 1 1 ami pie
vent fraud, advocn ei by the uniform
la w i n, .ii i.sion.
I'.-' Clinr'-b Ametids s.ctiotis
and i of act provid e.:-, for licerjclns:
of a- liinipi, t' provide state bohrd
of i xa n i ii e rs of ari h itc 1 1 with
fur-os l.y fi-h.
I'.y f ahv I'roi id H tha' any tap
per of i.at'-r, I giit ir ejctn- pln s
or wlre-j or p n-oris "cheat ing" met
ers r lorporat.-ori who i-hall over
jcharee by misreading meters shall
; b" viil'y "f a mindeiru-anor.
j SUFFERS COLLAPSE
I'l.lladelphia. Feb. 2. The physi
cians said at tioon today Archbishop
Ryan js sluwly panging away and tin
end may come at any momeitt. The
art hbii-':op collapsed aVmt 10 o'(lK-i.
after having bad a comparatively good
Kansas Bank Robbed,
Klk Palls. Ka., Feb. 2. Robbers
blew the safe in the State bank to-
oitaiuins 2,7VO, and escape.