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VOL. I.V. NO. 40.
THE ARGUS, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1), 190.5. TWELVE PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
BACK TO CHURCH STATE MAY
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ALL WANT MORE TO RELIEVE
Two Wards of Bishop Spaldirg
Motion to Quash Nagel Indict
ment is Overruled by
Estimate of Total Appropriations
for 1907 Greater Than
Who Renounced Catholicism,
Striking Russian Telegra-
phers Fighting Hard
THOUGH SORE PRESSED
Leaders Issue an Appeal Say
ing Objects Are Nearly
Sr. Petersburg. Dec. 0. Leaders of
the striking telegraphers have taken
a new grip of the situation and the
tieup continues practically complete
Sailors of the Fourteenth and Eigh
te i:t!i divisions in which a chronic con
dirioii of mutiny has prevailed for some
time, were finally surrounded by troops
1; ie today ;t:d were dispatched to
I he im n hail presented petition for
improvement in service conditions and
the reply being they would be trans
terred to Cronstadr, they held a meet
ing und r the noses of the officers and
refused to go until martial law was
raised at Croristadf. Accordingly the
admiralty decided to use force. A
court martial under the presidency of
Admiral Tomashvitch has been ap
pointed to try the Cronstadt mutineers
on a charge of armed insurrection.
Try to Hold Mrikrm In l.lnr.
St. 1'ett rsburg. Dec. S. via Eydtkuh
nen. Dec. Local leaders of the post
und telegraph strike having received
more encouraging news from Moscow,
are making a desperate effort to rally
their followers to continue the strike to
the bitter end. They promise that
those without funds win be provided
for and threaten deserters with vio
lence. I'lol f tuniuilunlr.
From Vladikavkaz, north of the Cau
casus, it s reported telegraphers have
secured a man to come to St. Peters
burg and kill Interior Minister Durno
vo and M. Sevastianoff, superintendent
of posts and telegraphs.
kiii om -!-..
llarliin. Manchuria, via Warsaw,
Russian I'oland. lec. y. Many officers
are being killed by rebellious troops.
Reserve officers are not permitted to
return home. All messages from Man
churia are censored.
'I lctniili -rllr llrolvm.
St. Petersburg. Thursday. Dec. 7 l v
t iling i. via Eydi kulitu n. Kast Prussia.
Iec. :. - A complete collapse of the
Hsta! telegraph strike is imminent.
AVi' limit llie support of allies, with the
nit agre fund of Slii.oiiu exhausted, and
with n. any reluctant nnd poverty strick
en members returning to work, the
leaders of the strikers' unions realise
that they cannot hold out a.iv longer.
At the same time It Is reported that
even in dtfeut they have won a partial
victory in the promise that their sal
aries will be Increased. Not any of
their N!iticnl demands, however, have
been granted. Several days will elapse
before telegraph service is resumed, as
many wires have been destroyed.
Initiate fur Jnuranry MruKttlr.
A period of comparative calm lasting
a few weeks may now supervene and
both sides will use it in preparafitu
for the January struggle. In a fort
night heav snows are likely to put an
end to the reign of pillage, arson an.l
murder in the count rv, and the lull
will give the government a chance to
accomplish something tangible and the
sober-minded an opxrtunity to reflect.
RESERVE IS AGAIN
BELOW DANGER LINE
Ncv Yoik Bank Statement Shows
f atbng OH All Along the
New York. Dt c. . Todav's bank
statement s-hows a deficit of $1.24.523
below the 23 per cent requirements of
the r serve rule. Tne bank statement:
loans decreased $7.5t1.5oo: deposits
decreased SH.iOj.ve.; reserve de
creased $7.i'.t).KiU: ex I'. S. deposits
FALLING FURTHER BEHIND
Little Change in Position in the Six
day Bicycle Race.
New York. Dec. . At S today the
leader: in the bicycle race were ovtr
4 'Hi miles behind the record. The
score: Be lei Bedel. Root Fogler. 2."2
pules... I laps: Vai'.ili rsiiiyf -Siol. Mac
I' j M"iau. 2:i 'J: IIopj r lloUiMcr.
Dow iiinx-How Ut. 2t'U2; logan-IXw-r.ey.
2.US-1: Cah m McDonald. 2t'37-9:
Uort-fliUo r Dui of. 2"2 5
at peoria to see prelate
But Denied an Audience Recent
Change of Faith Interested All
Peoria. I!L. Dec. &. Baroness Zed
witz. sister of Marquise Desmonstiers.
both of whom were reared as wards of
Rishop John Lancaster Spalding, of
the diocese of Peoria, and created a
sensation over the world by renouncing
Catholicism a ear ago. is in Peoria to
see Bishop Spalding and effect a recon
ciliation with the noted prelate. It is
announced semiofficially that the wo
man will sue for readmission to the
'The baroness and the marquise were
formerly the Misses Caldwell and were
born in Kentucky. They were taken
as wards by the bishop of Baltimore
and at his death were assigned to
Bishop Spalding, of Peoria. Both mar
ried wealthy French noblemen and are
now independently wealthy.
Refore their renunciation of the Ro
man church they endowed the Catholic!
college at Washington. D. C. and the
entire Catholic world was prostrated
by their renouncement of the church
a year ago.
Or Mini im1-u-.
An effort was made by the Baroness
Zedwitz to set ure an audience with
Bishop Salding last night, but the
prelate asked for time to consider.
I-uir It til.
I'eona. 1. 1.. Ix-c. y. In a statement
today Baroness Von Zedwitz emphati
cally dtnies she had any intention of
asking pardon of her former guardian.
Bishop Spalding, and re-entering the
Catholic faith. She said her renuncia
tion made a year ago was irrevocable.
and that both she and her sister, the
wife of Marquis De Montiers. had no
thought of rejoining the church. Her
visit to the city was purely a business
PUT INTO THE WATER
to Mississippi and
Largely by Elec
Philadelphia. Dec. !. The battleship
Idaho was launched today at the yards
of the William Cramp Shipbuilding
company. It is a sister ship to the
Mississippi launched Sept. ;: and will
be a battleship of the first class. When
finished she will bo a conspicuous il
lustration of the important factor elec
tricity has become in operating the
modern warship. Except for windlass
ami steering gear, practically all her
other auxiliary machinery will be run
by electricity and her two military
masts will be fitted with apparatus for
wireb-s.-. telegraphy. Her specifications
are: length over all. :'.2 feet; beam.
77 feet; trial displacement, l;5.io
tons. The contract calls for a speed of
17 knots. The launching took place at
12:2. Miss May Gooding, the 1 .-year-old
daughter of the governor of Idaho,
takinu the leading part.
Light and Traction Plant Sold.
Ottumwa. Iowa. Dec. y. Negotia
tions have been closed for the sale of
the stock of the Ottumwa Traction &
Light company to 1 1. M. Byllesby &
Co., Chicago capitalists. The transfer
involves half a million dollars.
No New Trial for Williams.
Si. Paul. Dee. :. The supreme court
has refustd a new trial to William Wil
liams, convicted of the mu.der as;
April of John Keller and mother, and
has ordered the govvinor to s.t li.e
date of the execution.
Cochran Grand Sachem.
New York. Dee. y. - Congressman
Cochran has been el tied grand saclcin
of Tammany hall.
MYSTERY AT DES
George R. Griswold, Insurance
Man. Had Dual
IVs Moines. Iowa. Dec. y. The mys
tery surrounding the tragic death of
George R. Griswold. Iowa agent for
the State Mutual Insurance company
of Worcester. Mass., La been solved
by the discovery that fear of the dis
closure of his dual existence as head
of two families in IVs Moines had
driven him to suicide.
As George R. Griswold. he was main
taining a wife and four children in an
elegant home at Twenty-third street
and Ingersoll avenue, while as Arthur
Stockman he kept two women iu a
I uajc ai 124 Kidge street, poking as
ItrtrUlloa (mm Seasatioai
H.c dtuisutiuiul tame jturday.
Jerome Asked to Act in
Case of Thomas F.
MAY BRING CHARGES
Financier Laid himself Liable
in Refusing to Answer
New York. Dec. y. As a result of
Thomas F. Ryan's refusals to answer
questions before the insurance commit
tee yesterday, the committee has called
upon District Attorney Jerome to act.
Senator Armstrong, chairman of the
committee, made this announcement
the close of the hearing:
The committee has determined to
direct the secretary to submit a certi
fied copy of Mr. Ryan's testimony to
the district attorney of New York
county, with a request that proceed
ings be instituted by him to punish
Mr. Ryan for his refusal to testify.
"This course is rendered necessary
by reason of the fact that this commit
tee has no summary power to punish
for contempt while the legislature is
not in session."
Jrr r tint of City.
District Attorney Jerome went to
lakeville. Conn., yesterday, and noth
ing will be done until he returns to his
office on Monday.
A retusal to answer a proper ques
tion before a legislative committee is
SANTA FE HITS FREIGHT
HEADON IN COLORADO
Both Trains Badly Wrecked
Lives Are Lost Orders
Topeka. Dtc. 9. An east bound Cali
fornia passenger train on the Santa Fe
collided head-on with an extra freight
at Caddoa. Colo., early today. The en
gines were badly smashed, and the
mail, express, baggage.
and Wells Far
go refrigerator cars in
and seven box cars were demolished.
Several passengers were severely
bruised. Express Messenger Strong
and Mail Clerk Woods were seriously
injured. A misunderstanding of orders
is believed lo have led to the collision.
BIG CONCERN TAXED
OUT OF IOWA STATE
Portland Gold Mining Company Re
moves from Council Bluffs to
Colorado Springs, Colo.. Dec. 'J. The
Portland Cold Mining company has
been reorganized under the Wyoming
charter, and will surrender the Iowa
charter under which it has operated.
The home office will be moved from
Council Bluffs to Cheyenne, Wyo. It
is stated the reasons for securing the
new charter are because of an attempt
on the part of the Iowa authorities to
collect $l"0.Hi in taxes on stock when
the company is. already paying taxes
ou property represented by the stock
Stabbed in Police Court.
New York, Dtc. 'J Elsie Parker, a
colored woman aged 21. was stabbed
to dtath in the corridor of a west side
police court today. The police arrest
ed William Williams, colored, aged iy.
and charged him with the murder.
when John Basset t. a grocer, announc
ed that Griswold and Stockman were
tine and the same, and told of the two
women, who finally broke down and
The development caused almost as
much of a scntion as did the discov
ery of Griswold's body in the Coon
river a couple" of months ago. Gris
wold was a kadiug business man. The
identity of the two women is unknown.
Both are good looking, and they claim
to be sisters, one giving her name as
Grace Stockman, claiming to be the
one wronged by Griswold. She is now
a mother, a child having been born
the night previous to Griswold's dlap
Tiie Stockman girls refuse to tell auy
t Wngof t heir past . except t hat t bier home
is in Chicago. They refuse io give the
street addrejMj, but apitr to have
been well reared and educated. They
are a'out and 23 ;taia old.
TO FACE JURY IN JANUARY
Prisoner in Court Testimony Heard in
Two Divorce Cases Charges of
Cruelty and Drunkenness.
Judge (lest this morning overruled
the motion to quash the indictment
against William Nagel. charging mm
with murder, and tliere now seems to
be nothing standing between him and
his trial for the death of Carl Brady
except tne row weeks to elapse be
tween the present time and the Janu
ary term of court.
Nagel was in court at the time of
the disposition of - this matter. The
prisoner is not gaining in personal ap
pearance and each time he appears in
the court room shows signs of further
testimony was neard tnis morning
in the divorce case or Mrs. Winifred
Farquhar. of Moline. vs. Carl N. Farqu
har. her husband, who she says is now
in St. Louis. At a previous term of
court she was granted separate mam
tenance. The charge set up in this
proceeding is cruelty, and when on the
witness stand this morning she enum
erated several instances of his at
tacks upon her. They tire the parents
of two children. The parties lo this
uit were married Feb. i. IM. and
lived together until May 1!m4. Searle
Marshall are attorneys for the com
The court also heard testimony in
the case of Anna M. Tunnell vs. Aug
ust Tunnell. in which tie complainant
tsks for a divorce. n defendant is
harged with habitual drunkenness.
iician Adams is attorney for the com
KriMirlrrx lit Suit.
H. D. Blakemore, official court re
porter, has filed a praecipe in a suit
against Edward Dice, another court re
lorter. claiming damages in the sum of
$2,50'. The suit involves the work
done by Dice in the Rock Island coun
ty circuit court asr a reporter while
Judge Craves was presiding, the ques
tion as to who was entitled to the work
being a matter of controversy.
SWEENEY STOPS HERE
ENROUTE TO HIS HOME
Closed Season With Portland Team
the Coast Sunday Likes That
Portion of the World.
Jack Sweeney arrived this morning
from Portland, Ore., where he went
about Sept. 1 to join the baseball team.
He closed the- season on I lie coast Sun
day and is now on his way to Cincin
nati, where he will spend I he winter at
his home, leaving tonight.
Sweeney has been playing third
base, and he says-he likes tbe corner
position better than playing at short
stop. He was sold to Portland in ac
cordant e with a desire of his own, as
he wanted to spend a season in the
coast country. He is highly pleased
with that portion of the world. With
the exception of a faster class of pitch
ers, he says the baseball that is seen
in the coast cities is no InHter than is
delivered to the Three Eye fans every
Wood Workers Elect.
Wood Workers' union. No. held
their regular meeting last night, with
a good attendance. After initiation of
members, tbe election of officers for
the next it rm was held, resulting as
President Charles Guldenzoph.
Vice President P. J. Gibbons.
Treasurer Fred Drabus.
Recording Secretary Gudmond Ol
sen. Financial Secretary Charles Nel
son. Trustee, for 12 nvnths John Mc
Neil. A Smokeless Stove.
new lle of stove, the ohject of
tvhieh tij abolition of smok. no
mttr what fuel i employed, bis len
demonstrated in lnd u. The inven
tion comprises a Kcreen of tubulnr fire
bricks made of special material built
np in the furnace iu Mich a position
that ail the product of the fire pass
through the screen. Tbe latter quickly
becomes incandescent and flashes tbe
gases a they imss through, thus pre
venting the formation of carbon. By
ihe aid of this device coal of the wornt
description can I burned in the ordi
nary boiler with practically no smoke
and with a considerable saving in cost.
To Make Pittsburg Smokeless.
H. C. "Vrick. Ge rge Westitighou-e,
Jr.. and General A. II. Warner of Ma
rietta. O. are promoting a ftowcr
scheme to make Pittsburg auiokeless.
The object Is to create a centra! power
plant In Washington county, aliout
thirty miles from Pittborg. and to
nupply power for the many towns in
western PenesyUmia and eastern
Grand Jury Finds "No
Bill Against Bos
FOR CRIMINAL LIBEL
Ends This Phase of the Contro
versy With Clarence
Boston, Dec. y. The county grand
jury failed today to return an indict
ment against Thomas W. Lawson on
the charge of criminal libel preferred
by Clarence W. Barron, proprietor of
the Boston News bureau. A "no" bill
Niire Hurrou. Too.
The jury returned no indictment
against Matron against whom, it was
understood Lawson had offered evi
dence before the grand jury in connec
tion with the criminal libel complaint.
The actit l of the jury puts an end to
the controversy between Lawson and
Barron so far as the criminal courts
ONE FEDERAL INSPECTOR
FOUND FREE FROM GUILT
Charges Against Archibald
of St. Louis, Fall
Washington. Dec. i. Secretary Met-
calf. of the department of commerce
and labor, today dismissed charges of
incompetency, misconduct, etc.. made
by the World's Fair Navigation com
pany of St. Iiuis against Archibald
Gerdon. local Inspector at that port.
The rejiort of the committee stated
they found nothing iu Gerdon's conduct
tif his office which would merit even
censure, much less removal.
PLAN NOVEL LIFE RAFTS
To Se Part
of the Regular Railings of
Two .oaiig men employed iu the
Hrooklyn navy yard have conceived
tbe scheme of having the guard rails of
excursion steamers ami ferryboats
made of life rafts of a design of their
own. which will cost no more than the
ordinary guard rails, with which every
vessel must be equipped.
These life railings are made of sepa
rate sections, each section constituting
a raft. The upper and lower horizontal
rails are of tubular construction, dt
vlded Into several water tight compart-.
meuts. 1 besp are provided with the
ordinary rope network common to ship
railings and firmly kept together by
strong stanchions. A turn of tin- lever
In the pilot bouse releases all the rails,
ami the turn of a handle on each rail
forces it over Into tbe water. Should a
panic ensue and the passengers 1h
crowded overboard with tbe railings
they will go overboard with life rafts,
which will support them In the water.
The Ied Cross life savers have
adopted the new life raft and will give u '' ". murdering them in
a public exhibition from a ship in thel,ne ame manner. The only reason he
harbor. New York World.
Indians as Cotton Pickers.
A. I. John sou of Carnegie bus em
ployed several families of Kiowa lu
diars to pick his cotton, says tbe An
udarko Democrat. They have pitched
their lepees in bis yard, ami tbe In
dians, big, little, old and young, are
at work. They are not fast pickers.
but they take an interest iu the work ,
!inl . 1 r. fi m iei 1 I?.. ....
I'EF night, and they all sciu mighty
glad that they have some money that
they have earned by work.
MUST FIGHT FOR
BREAKS TYPEWRITING RECORD
Newspaper Man at Pueblo, Col., Takes
2,600 Words in 30 Minutes.
Pueblo, Colo., Dec. It Ray T. Van
ettUch. state service editor of the
Pueblo Chieftain. last night broke the
world's typewriting record for both 30
minutes and hour tests taking 2, G00
words during the first '',' minutes and
finishing the hour with 4.017 words.
Dictation was received utt-r the long
distance telephone- from Ienver.
Chefoo, lec. J. Advices from Har
bin nine days old t-tate there have
been blight disturbances there, but that
the evacuation of Harbin and Manchu
ria is proceeding as fast as lran?poria
tlou facilities v. id alio.
expenses are $804,300,000
War Department Asks Less and Rivera
and Harbors Appropriation
Cut Out Altogether.
Washington. Dec. I. A statement
was issued by the appropriations com
mittee of the senate and house yester
day, summarizing the estimates for
appropriations to be made at the pres
ent session of congress tor the fiscal
year 1H'7. The total for all purposes
in round figures aggregates $sn l.:Mii,-
Oi.m. or $l.2ott.0iM) greater than the ap
propriations for the current year. The
war department asks $xo:!,o(U less than
was appropriated last year, and the
rivers and harbors Item is omitted en
tirely this year.
ll Olhrrii Mk Mor.
With these exceptions, every depart
ment of the government has asked for
more money than the current appro
priations. Two of the largest increases
ire: Navy. fil.lMMi.noo: post office de
MERIT RULE FOR
Cortelyou Declares New Policy That
Arouses Storm Among Mem
bers of the House.
Washington. D. C. Dec. :. Postmas
ter Generad Cortelyou has decided to
apply what means in effect civil ser
vice reform in the appointment of post
masters, and that where the term of
such an official has expired he will bo
continued in the service if his record
is reported to be "good-' or "excellent."
While an official utterance on this point
is not forthcoming, it is known thai
President Roosevelt is in hearty ac
cord with Mr. Cortelyou's policy, which
is regarded in some quarters as revolu
tionary, ami as likely to create a seri
ous breach between the administra
tion and a majority of the republican
members in the house.
Most of the members who talked
with First Assistant Hitchcock have
protested vehemently against the ap
plication of the merit principle to post
masters, declaring it would be produc
tive of great mischief and that its ef
fect would be to rob the representative
of the last vestige of patronage that
remains at his disposal. There were
some exceptions, however.
CONDEMNED TO DIE
Extreme Penalty for William McWil
liatns. Iowa Man, Who Con
fessed the Crime.
Independence. Iowa. Dec.!. William
Mc Williams, who pleaded guiliy to the
murder of his wife and five children a
week ago. was sentenced lo death yes
terday. McWilliams' crime was one of
the most shocking iu the history of the
state. He dashed out the brains of his
wife and the babe iu her arms with a
hammer, and tailed his other child.tn
gives is that
of the way."
it nee. Judge
they were better ofT out
In pronouncing the sen
Platt broke down and
SENATOR WILL BE DEMOCRAT
Party Gams by Death of Mit
chell, of Oregon.
Portland. Ore., Dec. '.. Gov. Cham-
be rlaiu will appoint
...... t:..i.. 11 j
a successor t j ben-
ator Mitchell within a week. I: is al
most a certainty that the new senator
will be a democrat. A dozen eligible
iii'-n have already been suggested.
City Railway Company of Oes
Moines Loses Contention
Dch Moines, Iowa, Dee. &. The City
Railway company must defend its title
to its 2,oo0,io0 worth of property in
the courts according to a joint deci.-ion
rendered today in the district court.
Tbe eourt held the civic league was
barred from bringing btiit, but the en
trance of ihe btate of Iowa into the
tiase made the attack on the railway
Will Kib It Out.
There will be no appeal, and the
court will now be called upon to de
cide whether or not tbe franchise in
fl. In the meantime it is probable,
he entire question may be M.Uled by
Congress Expected to Act
in Lowering Pres
Wisconsin Congressman Says
Have Nothing to Fear.
Washington. Dec. !. Congress will
pass a tariff bill to relieve conditions in
the Philippines, according to the predic
tions of Representative Cooper of Wis
consin, chairman of the house commit
tee on insular affairs at the last session
Utile Miunr or '1'ubm'rn.
Cooper accompanied the Taft party
to the islands on the recent trip. Ha
said much of the apprehension which
has existed concerning the effect of the
importation of Philippine sugar would
have on sugar growers iu this country
has been dispelled, he also says Cnifcd
Stabes tobacco growers need have no
fear of Philippine tobacco growers be
cause of the i:iulity of tobacco grown
in the islands and the limited produc
tion. Ileitt Mailt! Irwlu-t.
In his opinion hemp is to be the pro
duct to which the Philippines will turn
their attention rather than to tobacco
LATE DR. SWEET
Suitable Services on the Anniversary
of the Death of the Beloved
Tomorrow' being; the first anniver
sary of the death of the late Dr. It. F.
Sweet, t he long time and much beloved
rector of Trinity parish, memorial ser
vices will be conducted at the church
at lu:t- in ibe morning on which occa
sion the rector. Rev. Granville Hudson
Sherwood will preach a memorial ser
mon. THE WIRE WOUND CANNON
How Uncle Sam's Most Powerful Guns
Losing an inlcrn.it ion.i rifle shooting
match a few years ago resulted In th
i ment ion by Mr. John Hamilton Brown
of one of the most formidable, efficient
aud terrible high power cannon ever
produced. Tbe cannon will throw n
projectile weighing 1m pounds h dis
tance of thirty miles and i now being
tested at the Sundy Hook proving
grounds of the Cultcd Stnte army.
The World's Work explains tbe- guu
The most efficient heavy gtuis iuad
In England are wire wound. But, where
as Ibe Inner tube of tbe English guu
Is a solid forging, tbe tule of the Amer
ican gun consists of h number wf steel
sheets, each one-He vent h of an Inch
thick. Around these Is wound twenty
tnt miles of square steel wire one-Hev-enth
of an Im b iu diameter. The ten
sion of this wire U so greai Ibat tlm
inner tube is coiiipresseil to tbe point
where It cannot be overcome by thu
explosion of gunpowder. The gun Is
so strong therefore that It can not Ihj
burnt by any -barge tb.n can be placed
in it. ultbougb iu powder clumber is
much larger than timt of any other
gun of similar culiler In existence.
Tbe Mix inch Browu wire gun will
throw it shot weighing 1 ' pounds for
a distance of thirty miles. A projectile
fired from this gun will penetrate
greater thickness of armor plate nt
4.) yards than a projectile fired from
any other gun at a distance of twenty
fe-t. After flying thirty miles th pro
jectile will have enough ower left
penetrate ilx Inches of teel.
A ten lxicb gun of the name type has
been designed. A great many weird
feats are predicted for this ten Jucb
gun-however. It Is not yet built. If
the wire guns of large caliber fulfill tbe
promise given by the six Inch guns
already built tbe costly and cumber
some armor plate of the modem bat
tleship will no longer afford protec
tion. Was 43 Years a Cook.
Miss A ii Die Crimmins. who is said to
have been for t.'J years cook at tbe
Baker bonne at Galva, died Wednes
day at thai place. She was one of tin;
pioner residents of Galva and wui 7"
years of age.
Resolutions by Employes.
Tbe tri-city union of stage employ-.
No. s. in its meeting ar Turner hall.
iJaveaiiurt, instructed a coiuiiittco u
draw memorial resolutions for Willet
I. French, of Kvek Island, on, of th-tlr