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VOL. IAV. XO. 301.
THE ARGUS. WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 1903.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Liberal Candidate for
President Holds United
SUBMITS TO INTERVIEW
Urges This Government to In
terfere and Secure an
New York. Oct. I. "Liberty Is dead
in Cuba, and the condition of affairs
there is worse than it ever was under
Spanish rule even in the most fero
cious periods of the Weyler govern
ment. Financial ruin and dishonor face
the people, and if things continue us
they are, the nation will be converted
info one hereditary rule."
That declaration was made last night
by (Jen. Jose Miguel Gomez, governor
of the province of Santa Clara andean
didate of the liberal party for the pres
Idency of Cuba, who arrived from Ha
In Hreathe Air of I.lbrrlj.
"I am here to rest for some days,"
he continued, "and to breathe the air
of liberty that is lacking in my own
country and for which 1 have fought
"On false charges the government
assassinates liberals. Jails are filled
with political prisoners, and we have
no hope of justice from judges and
magistrates who recognize no law but
the will of the government. We are
hindered in casting votes, and Cuba is
now suffering a reign that was never
equaled under Spanish tyranny. Pub
lic funds are used for electoral pur
poses. The sanitary condition of the
Island is a disgrace. The Cuban gov
ernment has employed thousands of
men In the sanitary department, but
for voting, not for working purposes.
DaiKroui to Oppoar.
"It has been impossible to dare to
oppese the government without risk of
one's life and liberty. The mayor of
Havana has been deprived of his office
against the law. and the whole city
council has been dismissed because
thty were liberals. No one dares con
fess his political opinions for fear of
assassination, for which purpose the
most desperate criminals are allowed
by the government to be at large.
Iloltla I altril Ktatrn ltrnlblr.
"For what is happening In the coun
try, the United States government has
direct responsibility. Palma is enabled
to do as he is doing only by telling
IM-ople every day that in case of revo
lution or disorder the I'nited States
government would send troops to pun-J
ish them and to sustain the Palma gov
ernment. "I believe if the Piatt amendment
holds the United States government
responsible for order in Cuba, it should
never be taken for supporting the un
lawful acts of the present government
and to serve as a screen for the com
mission of such acts as have been
committed against the opponents of
Khauld Tut Mop to II.
"It is the duty of the United States
to put a stop to such conditions, and if
affairs continue as they are much
longer we shall appeal to the United
States to do so. If the United .States
should intervene in the matter of elec
tions and insist that these elections
should be carried on honestly, it
would be proved that SO per cent of
the population are liberals. That pro
portion of the people hate Palma and
ALLEGED STORY OF PAT CROWE SAID TO BE UNDER ARREST AT
BUTTE SAYS LAD WAS NEVER RESTRAINED AND
THAT HE RECEIVED $6,000.
Butte. Mont., Oct. 4. Pat Crowe,
who was arrested in Butte Monday
night by detectives after he had been
about the city for a week, introducing
himself to various persons, last night
declared that the 'kidnaping" of Ed
die Cudahy and subsequent demand on
his father for a ransom was suggested
by the boy himself.
Mr a. rudaajr RJdlrulra Iaa.
Omaha, Neb., Oct. 4. Mrs. E. A.
Cudahy ridicules the statement made
by Crowe in Butte to the effect that
Eddie himself was a party to the kid
naping and that he received JG.000 of
his father's money.
"Why, it is outrageous," said Mrs.
Cudahy. "to believe that a boy of 15
should think of such a thing. What
could he do with the money? Why
does any one want to pay any atten
tion to the absurd stories of this man
FALLS FROM WINDOW
WHILE IN A FAINT
Wife and Son Struggle in Vain to Save
Life of New York
New York. Oct. 4. Notwithstanding
the desperate struggle of wife and son
to hold him by the feet after he had
fainted and toppled over the sill of an
open window. George F. Drapp. cashier
of the Cooper Exchange bank, fell to
the street from the fourth floor of his
home, today, and was killed.
But Wishes to Know More About The
Hague Meeting Before Ac
London Oct. 4. Foreign Secretary
Lansdowne today replied to the Rus
sian invitation to Great Britain to be
represented at a second peace confer
ence at The Hague, accepting it in
principle, but deferring a final decision
until more fully informed regarding
the questions proposed to be discussed
and the scope of the conference.
ENGINEER SHOOTS TO KILL
One Dead and Two Wounded as Result
of Feud at Mobile, Ala.
Mobile, Oct. 4. Price Baker, aged
28, member of a prominent family, was
killed this morning, and Hamilton Mc
Kean, aged 20. and Joseph Hart, Jr.,
aged 28, seriously wounded by John
Fischer, engineer on the Seaboard Air
line. An old feud is supposed to have
led to the tragedy.
FOG CAUSES A SMASHUP
Trainmen Victims of Collision North
Alton. 111., Oct. 4. During a dense
fog this morning a head-on collision
occurred between a Chicago, Peoria
& St. Louis freight train and a work
rain just north of Alton, killing En
gineer Smith and seriously injuring
Fireman R. B. Foster, Bratemari
George Robbins. and Engineer Sherror
all of Springfield. It i3 said a mistake
In orders caused the wreck.
Theatrical Manager Dead.
New York. Oct. 4. Will A. McCon
nell, one of the best known theatrical
men in-the country, died last night at
Roosevelt hospital as a result of com
plications following an operation for.
appendicitis. He was 52 years old,
and was born in California. McCon
nell entered the theatrical field as an
actor, and played for several seasons
with the late John McCullough. He
had managed Richard Mansfield,
Amelia Bingham, and Henry Miller. At
the time he was removed to the hospi
tal he was manager of James K. Hack
ett. his appointees worse than they hated
Weyler, for the conditions he has en
forced are worse even than ever exist
ed under Spanish dominion."
ItrMlael nn nnlllatr.
Before leaving Cuba Gomez tender
ed his resignation as candidate for
president in order, as he said, to give
the convention full liberty in its pro
ceedings. I'pon his arrival here, he
was informed the convention was held
last Sunday and that it had been de
cided not to accept the resignation.
I'm I ma llraira All.
Havana, Oct. 4 When shown the
statements made by Gen. Gomez. Pres
ident Palma read them carefully, and
said: "You know very well these
things are not true."
Mr. Cudahy, Sr., said yesterday after
noon that he was as anxious as ever
to prosecute Crowe.
Officer- ;, After Hint.
Two deputy sheriffs left for Butte.
Mont., last night armed with requisi
tion papers ordering the return of Pat
Crowe to this city. Chief Donahue has
filed an information charging him with
shooting Policeman Jackson with in
tent to kill two weeks ago.
Cudabr Makes SUtrmral.
Omaha. Neb., Oct. 4. Edward A.
Cudahy today gave the Associated
Press a signed statement touching the
confession said to have been made by
Pat Crowe, in which he says: "As to
the alleged statement of Crowe that
my son was a party to the plot, it is so
absurd, particularly in the light of his
previous statements, that I can hardly
believe he made it It certainly is
MAKE THE SLATE
Directors for Y. M. C. A. Nomi
nated by Committee for
PLAN MORE RELIGIOUS WORK
Will Make Arrangements for Proper
Observance of State Day Address
By J. A. Hanna.
The regular meeting of the board of
directors of the Y. M. C. A. was held
last evening. The vacancy committee,
appointed to report candidates for
election as directors to succeed the
four members whose terms expire this
month, reported the renomination of
H. K. Walker. J. F. Witter and J. E.
Penry. and the nomination of Dr. W. S
Bagley and W. H. Caulpetzer to suc
ceed Dr. F. H. First, who is to retire
from the board. These nominations
will be voted on at the annual meeting
of the active membership of the asso
ciation, which will be held next Mon
At the meeting last evening the com
mittee on religious work made a report
recommending a larger expenditure
along the line of religious work. The
committee pointed out that better
work can be done if an appropriation
is made which will permit of securing
outside speakers and advertising this
feature of the work more extensively.
While the report and recommendation
met with the favor of the board, the
directors deferred action until a later
meeting is held and the annual budget
made up. It is probable that the com
mittee will later be authorized to pro
ceed on the lines it has suggested. The
annual budget was brought up in this
connection, and after some discussion.
the board decided to hold a special
meeting tomorrow evening, at 5:15, for
the purpose of considering ways and
means of raising the amount required
for the year's expenses.
The president and general secretary
were authorized by the board to make
arrangements for the proper observ
ance of State day, Oct. 15. which is
set aside for the discussion of matters
relating to the general state work
The meeting on State day will be ad
dressed by J. A. Hanna, general sec
retary of the association at Galesburg.
His address will be in keeping with
the significance of the day, and will
take the place of the regular Sunday
afternoon men's meeting. The board
set aside an appropriation of $50 for
the state work this year.
I'hyHlcal Direrlor'a Itrport.
In his regular report, covering the
work of the last three months. Physical
Director E. C. Earl reviewed the work
of the summer, and reported on the
proposed plans for the coming winter
season, which is expected to be opened
in the gymnasium classes next week.
The basketball league will be one of
the gymnasium features this year, the
plan being to have four teams compos
ing a league, with two games each
week during the season. The work of
preparation for the opening of class
work is being taken up by Mr. Earl,
who hopes to have the work under
way in a short time. A new class is
to be formed this year, composed of the
younger, or intermediate seniors. This
class has been assigned the use of the
gymnasium on Monday and Wednes
Yesterday afternoon the annual
meeting of the Association Helpers
was held at the Y. M. C. A. building.
The ladies decit'ed to send Mrs. B. E.
Wasson. the president, to the annual
state convention to be held at Bloom
ington. Oct. 19-22. The officers of the
helpers were re-elected for another
Party Arrives at Yokohama, Japan,
and Will Spend Two Weeks
Yokohama, Oct. 4. Miss Alice
Roosevelt and party arrived here today
on the steamer Minnesota from Shim
onosekla. Miss Roosevelt was re
ceived by the American minister.
American consul, imperial master of
ceremonies and the governor, but de
clined any formalities. She will stay
at a hotel here tonight, and tomorrow
will Ro sight-seeing into the interior
until Oct. 13. when the party will leave
Yokohama for San Francisco.
MORE WORK OF BLACK HAND
New Jersey Italian Killed While Lying
Q S! In Bed by Masked Man.
Atlantic City, N. J, Oct. 4. Giatiano
Pisce. an Italian, was fatally shot to
day while lying in bed by a masked
man. The police express the belief
the shooting resulted from a "black
Dock Laborers Again Out.
Cronstad. Oct. 4. Dock laborers
have again struck for more wages and
shorter hours. Work on all foreign
ships is at a standstill.
OF THE LAW
President McCall In
Loans on Policies.
AGAIN ON AS WITNESS
New York Life Insurance Com
pany Loses License
New York. Oct. 4. John A. McCall
president of the New York Life Insur
ance company was again before the
legislative committee investigating life
insurance companies today. In a
statement on general legislative expert
ence of his company, McCall said
three-quarters of the bills on insurance
legislation introduced in the various
states were blackmailing bills.
Iienorant of J.ntv.
McCall said the New York Life be
gan to make loans to its own policy
holders in 1S92.
"You know it's against the law for
companies to make loans against their
"I never heard that before."
Rufus Wells Weeks, actuary and
second vice president of the New York
Life, succeeded McCall as witness.
He said the company paid agents more
for deferred dividend policies, which
are easier to write, than ihey paid for
writing the annual dividend policy.
This was because the deferred divi
dend policy was more to be desired
by the company because it furnished
funds to carry on new business.
ConceaMlon to I'i-unmIhum.
Asked about the declaration made
by the New York Life in its returns to
the Prussian government, which show
ed dividends on deferred dividend pol
icies, and for an explanation of the
greatly increased payment in the fiscal
year of tontine. Weeks said there was
very little connection between the
final allotment and the 'Interim allot
ment. The share of surplus each
policy had earned was not added till
the end of the period.
"Interim dividends are simply added
to satisfy the Prussian government?"
"Yes," said Weeks.
Solilieri Trrntrtl I'tiirly.
McCall denied the New York Life
company discriminated against Amer
ican soldiers in the Spanish war. K
was alleged recently the New York
Life at the outbreak of the war made
more liberal terms with Spanish policy
holders who might serve as soldiers
than it did with Americans in similar
Carson, Nev., Oct. 4. Insurance
Commissioner Davis has revoked the
license in Nevada of the New York
Life Insurance company on account
of the scandals revealed in the investi
gation in New York. He sent the fol
lowing telegram to the company:
"John A. McCall, President of the
New York Life Insurance Company:
Pending the investigations of the cor
rupt management and fraudulent dis
posal of funds intrusted to your com
pany, and so long as yourself and
George W. Perkins retain offices of
trust in the management of the New
York Life, the license of the company
to do business in Nevada is hereby re
voked. Ujon the advice of a change
of management and satisfactory proof
of honest management the license will
be reissued. SAM DAVIS,
"Controller and Ex-Officio Insurance
Commissioner of Nevada."
tltm .lft of Fund.
Mr. Davis is a democrat. The rea
sons that prompted the order are the
uses of the money in general and the
accused giving of $150,000 of the policy
holders' funds to the republican cam
paign fund at the last presidential elec
tion, and other questionable dealings
brought out by the investigations.
HlKht to laveatlajate Uuratloaed.
New York. Oct. 4. Samuel Unter
myer, counsel for James H. Hyde, has
given out for publication a letter ad
dressed by him to Charles E. Hughes,
of the insurance investigation commit
tee, in which he holds that the commit
tee is without power or jurisdiction,
because it was appointed to conduct
the investigation after the legislature
had adjourned and for the purpose of
reporting to a legislature not yet chos
en and which can have no existence
He says that he has advised Hyde
to this effect. He adds, however, that
Hyde is willing to appear before the
committee under certain conditions.
Contract for Fairbanks Home.
Decatur, 111.. Oct. 4. A contract has
been let to a Decatur firm for the mill
work of a $40,000 summer home which
Vice President Fairbanks will erect at
Mansfield, where he owns a large tract
Absolute Free Trade Out of Ques
tion Now, Says Ex-Sena
AT A MISSOURI REUNION
Reciprocity Only Way to Get Duties
Down to a Revenue
Warrensburg, Mo., Oct. 4. Former
Senator Cockrell was the principal
speaker at the democratic legislative
reunion held here last night. Gov.
Folk, Senator Stone, former Gov. Dock-
ery and Congressman Champ Clark al
so addressed the meeting, which was
attended by most of the prominent
democrats of the state.
Krer Trade la liiipoMxlblr.
"Absolutely free and unrestricted
trade with foreign nations has never
been advocated by any political party
in the United States." Cockrell said.
"It is a mystic shrine whose devotees
are seeking an impossibility, so long
as restrictions on commerce are main
tained by other nations. Foreign
commercial nations are today impos
ing restrictive measures upon our pro
ducts on account of the high protect
ive duties of the Dingley tariff law,
and will continue them as long as our
duties remain as they are."
lie Alvnl"a ltM'lproclt y.
He advocated reciprocity as a means
"Apply our principles by reducing
highly prohibitory duties to a revenue
basis and monoply, and trusts will
cease by reason of imports creating
competition," he said.
LIFT BANS OCT. 13
arishes and Towns in Louisiana
Move to End Fever Quar
BUSINESS MEN ENCOURAGED
No New Cases in Originally Infected
District in New Orleans Pa
New Orleans, Oct. 4. New cases of
yellow fever today numbered nine;
New Orleans, La., Oct. 4. To bus
uess men the most encouraging feat
ure of the yellow fever situation is the
disposition that is being manifested by
parishes and towns in Ixuisiana to
raise the quarantine about Oct. 13. To-
day was another clay of gloomy weath
er and light showers, but the fever sit
uation has lost whatever alarming
features it may have possessed.
No New C'linrH.
This was the fifth day there has not
been a single case reported from the
originally infected region, and for sev
eral days no deaths have occurred in
the emergency hospital, while cases
under treatment there have dropped
to 38. Nearly all patients are doing
well. Above Canal street old cases are
recovering more numerously than new
cases are being rejorted.
DENOUNCE FREIGHT RATES
National Carriage Builders Uphold
Philadelphia. Pa., Oct. 4 The con
vention of the National Carriage Build
ers' association today adopted the ie
Iort of the executive committee de
nouncing discriminating in freight
rates, and supporting President Roose
velt in his move for the establishment
of a tribunal to deal with the subject.
MORE MONEY FOR ISLANDS
Extra Allotment of $50,000 Made as
Result of Recent Typhoon.
Washington, D. C, Oct. 4. In order
the damages resulting from the recent
typhoon in the Philippines may be re
paired and to prevent suffering among
the people, the quartermaster general
of the army has cabled to Manila that
an extra allotment of $50,0t.i0 has been
made to meet the expenses.
CAPT. TAGGART BACK AT POST
Plaintiff in Celebrated Divorce Case
Reports at Columbus Barracks.
Columbus, Ohio. Oct. 4. Capt. E. F.
Taggart, whose divorce case has at
tracted the attention of the entire
country for weeks, arrived at Colum
bus barracks today, and promptly re
ported for duty.
Still "i hey Come.
New York, Oct. 4. Immigration
Commissioner Watchorn has given out
immigration figures for his port for
September. The figures show 90,772
immigrants landed on Ellis island and
against 82.70S in September, 1904. The
last month has been the heaviest immi
gration of any September In the his
tory of the bureau.
ARE FORMALLY RESUMED
THIRTY THOUSAND DAY'S
ATTENDANCE AT THE FAIR
New Record for a Tuesday at SDrina
Springfield, 111.. Oct. 4. Thirty thou
sand persons visited the state fair yes
terday, making the largest Tuesday at
tendance in the history of the fair
Large delegations were present from
Jacksonville. Pana and Decatur, as the
day was designated especially for the
residents of those cities. The weather
was ideal, and the beautiful grounds
presented an animated sight.
A feature of the fair this year is the
remarkable showing of live stock. All
judges unite in saying that never be
fore in the history of the fair has there
been such a magnificent showing of
blooded horses, beef and dairy cattle,
many of them being prize winners
from widely scattered states of the
AH exhibits of every class are larger
than ever before known, t he showing
of machinery being particularly exten
sive. Exhibits also come from sections
of the country never before represent
ed at the Illinois fair. The races also
were an attractive feature of the day's
Officials of the board of agriculture
are enthusiastic over the showing of
the first few days of the fair, and de
clare that with good weather every
day will bo a record breaker in point of
NORWEGIANS FIGHT REPUBLIC
Commercial Interests Desire to Bring
About Election of King.
Christiania, Oct. 4. The attempt to
create agitation in favor of a Norwe
gian republic is finding no support
from the country. At a meeting of rep
resentatives of the commercial and
shipping interests an address was
drawn up asking the storthing to in
sure tranquility by the speedy election
of a king.
TALK OF NEW RUSSIAN LOAN
French Bankers Understand Amount
Will Be $360,000,000.
Paris. Oct. 4. Bankers and other
financiers are now discussing the de
tails of the new Russian loan. It is un
derstood the amount will be $3tiO,nno,-
Ooo. The rate of interest will be 4 per
cent, with an approximate issue price
BALL PLAYER IS LENIENT
Harry Bateman Declines to Prosecute
Charles Dexter at Des Moines.
Des Moines, Iowa, Oct. 4. Upon the
signing of a sworn statement by Harry
F. Rateman, the Milwaukee first base
man, who was stabbed by Catcher
Charles Dexter Monday night refusing
to prosecute, Dexter was released from
jail this morning, liateman expects to
leave the hospital in a few days.
PEACE TREATY APPROVED
Passes Japanese Privy Council Mar
tial Law Abrogated.
Tokio. Oct. 4 The peace treaty
nassed the privy council today. An
order abrogating martial law at Sase-
bo, Nagasaki, Tsushima and Hakno
date, was also passed.
Coal Miners Strike.
Mahonoy City, Pa.. Oct. 1. Alleging
that union men are being displaced by
non-union hands, r.oo employes of the
Moroa colliery of the Dodsou Coal com
pany, struck today. The firemen and
pump engineer:; joined the strikers.
Berlin Strikers Foiled.
Herlin, Oct. 4. All street cars are
running today, the strikers being un
able to stop work at the power houses.
PRESIDENT IS DEAD IN EARNEST
SUBJECT OF RAILROAD RATE LEGISLATION TO BE MADE UPPER
MOST BEFORE COMING SESSION OF CONCRESS CON
FERENCE AT WHITE HOUSE.
Washington. Oct. 4. President;
Roosevelt is dead in earnest on the
subject of railroad rate legislation and
is just as determined as ever that leg
islative regulations shall be enacted
looking to the federal supervision of
the freight rate situation. This was
attested today by Representative
Townsend. of Michigan, one of the
authors of the so-called Esch-Townsend
railroad rate bill, after a most interest
ing and important conference held to
day at the White House. Townsend
did not have opportunity to go fully
into the subject with the president to
day, but the president requested him
to call again tomorrow.
Turin Will fi- Ijcaorrd.
Washington, D. C, Oct. 4. There
will be no tariff legislation at the
forthcoming session of congress. Presi
dent Roosevelt made statements to
I this effect to public men who called
Russia and Japan Treat
Together First Time
Representatives Meet at Wash
ington, Where Final Act
Will Take Place.
Washington Oct. 4. Diplomatic re
lations between Russia and Japan were
resumed at the state department for
the first time today, while Darou Ro
sen, the Russian ambssador, and Mr.
Takahira, the Japanese minister, dis
cuss d the forms of ratification of their
Ileiiufwt f Tiiknhlrn.
The call was made by appointment
at the request of Takahira. who desired
to see the Russian form of ratification.
Accordingly, Secretary Root sent for
Mr. Smith, chief of the diplomatic bu
reau of the state department, wh-)
brought to the diplomatic room a copy
of the Russian extradition treaty whlc'i
gave Takahira the information he de
sired. It would seem certain from this thai
ratifications of the peace treaty are to
be exchanged at Washington.
DELAYED A WEEK
Probably to Give Chance to Trace
New Clews Suicide Theory Gains
Cambridge. III., Oct. 4. The inquest
over the body of John V. Streed. poli
tician and attorney of Henry county,
has been postponed another week to
give the authorities time to follow cer
tain clews that may clear up the case.
The widow and brothers of the slain
attorney, declare they are positive he
was murdered, but they have failed to
produce any evidence.
Pending the Inquest it is being hint
ed that certain evidence that might
throw light on the affair has been
withheld. Letters written by Streed
are said to be in existence but not in
the hands of the coroner.
This the widow denies. The suicide
hypothesis prevails among almost all
the townsmen with the exception of
the Streed family.
COACHES OVER RIVER BANK
Spreading of Rails Causes Bad Wreck
on Baltimore &. Ohio.
Morgantown. W. Va., Oct. 4. The
Fairmount express on the Haltimore &
Ohio was wrecked early today near
here by the spreading of the rails. The
baggage car, ladies' coach and Pullman
left the rails on a curve and tumbled
over an embankment ou the edge of
the Mouongahela river. Fifteen to
eighteen people were injured, five of
C. & A. Reelects Officers.
Chicago, Oct. . The old directors
of the Chicago & Alton railroad were
re-elected yesterday, (leneral officers
remain as last year. The gross re
ceipts for the year were $11,797,313 as
compared with $11 ,42r,H5:i for the pre
upon him yesterday. They expect that
he will ignore this Question In his forth
coming message, as he did a year ago.
lie win concentrate all his efforts on
rate legislation and every member of
congress with whom he talku in liflnu-
told exactly what he proposes to do
and what he believes the country
MANY NEW RURAL ROUTES
Number Established in September
Brings Total to 33,486.
Washington, Oct. 4. Fourth Assist
ant Postmaster Oeneral DeGraw has
reported 1,431 rural free delivery
routes established throughout the
country during September, making a
total of 33,4 SO routes, now existing.
There are 4.C35 petitions for such