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VOL. LV. XO. 101.
THE ARGUS, MONDAY; FEBRUARY 12, 190G.
PRICE TWO CENTS,
ECHO OF THE GM
Lake Shore Theatre Train
Causes Disaster at
Yates' Rapid Fire and the
swer by Cullom Ar
Called to Testify in Regard to Pat
Crowe's Confession ii Cud
ahy Kidniping Case'
Yet Graduation of Class
at Naval Academy
191 GIVEN DIPLOMAS
Secretary Bonaparte Master of
Ceremonies Damper on
. Annapolis, Md.. Feb. 12. Tlic rarci-r
of tiie class of 10fi at (he naval aoail
emy was brought to its close officially
In the magnificent new armory this
morning when Secretary of the Navy
Bonaparte delivered to the 191 mem
bers their coveted diplomas in the
presence of fully 2.501 persons.
I oiler n Damper.
The sp-ech of the secretary did not
refer in any way to present conditions
at the academy, which, however, have
materially affected the traditional gay
ety of the occasion and cast a damper
over the whole week's ceremonies.
Washington. Feb. 12. Midshipman
Minor Merriweather, Jr.. convicted and
sentenced to dismissal for hazing, has
been pardoned by the president.
Hi f - y?JtJs WAX
ami . f Kn
Senator Lodge Declares
Will of People Am
ply Expressed. .
METHODS ONLY ISSUE
Patterson Resigns From the
Privileges and Elections
EXPRESS NO HOPE
British Satisfied Algeciras Corv
ference Will Result
MAY ADJOURN THIS WEEK
Leaves Morcccan Situation Where
Was Germany Held to
lndon. Fib. 12. While the British
government has not relaxed its effort
to bring about an agreement between
Franco and Germany on the question
of the Moroccan iolicy, it has given up
hope of an amicable settlement.
Kiptrlrd to llrrak.
It is expected In official circles the
Algeciras conference will break up
IBy Permission of S. S. McClure.
The Great Emancipator, tlie Anniversary of Whoso
Birth is Being Observed in the Country Today.
possibly during the coming week, leav
ing the Moroccan situation where it
was before the conference was called
Germany is given credit for the fail
TAGGART MOVES TO DISMISS
Appeal f Former Wife of Army Cap
tain Declared to Be Illegal.
Wooster, Ohio, Feb. 12. Attorneys
for Capt. Taggart today filed a motion
to dismiss Mrs. Tagart's appeal to th
circuit court, "because the case sough'
to be appealed is not appealable under
the laws of the state," and "l.ecauae
the circuit court has no jurisdiction in
PROTEST IS MADE
King Edward Asked to Interfere
in Marriage of King
ON BEHALF OF PRINCESS ENA
Imperial Protestant Association De-
plores Proposed Acceptance of
Negro Lynched on Bridge.
Gadsden. Ala.. Feb. 12 Bunkie Rich
ardson, a negro charged with assault
and mumer or -Mrs. saran binitn. a
white woman, here July 13 last, was
taken from the jail here by" a. crowd
of men at an early hour yesterday
morning and hanged to a bridge across
the Coosa river.
DECLARES GOAL STRIKE A CALAMITY
PRESIDENT DOLAN, OF PITTS
BURG DISTRICT, ISSUES STATE
MENT IN WHICH HE AT
Pittsburg. Pa., Feb. 12. In the opin
ion of President Patrick Dolan, of the
Pittsburg lfcal of the United Mine
Workers of America a national strike
of coal miners at the present time
would be little short utf a calamity. He
holds that a strike is uncalled for, and
believes that should one be permitted
it would end in all probability in a dis
By this declaration, which he makes
In a statement issued yesterday. Presi
dent Dolan brings to a crisis the split
between the leaders of the miners. His
statement is an answer to the criti
cism to which he has been subjected
for voting in the Indianapolis joint con
vention against a "strike and for reaf
firmation of the present wage scale.
For this action his resignation was "de
manded by the Pittsburg local.
. SaviKf Attaek on John Mitchell.
President Dolan, in addition to ex
plaining his own position, savagely at
tacked National President John Mitch
ell, who, he declares, never yet has won
a strike for the coal miners. The first
great anthracite strike, Dolan contends,
was settled by Mark Hanna, the sec
ond by President Roosevelt. As for
the big soft coal strike, he asserts, all
ended in the defeat of the union.
In his argument against a national
strike he points out that the wages of
the miners have been increased more
than lOrt per cent and their hours of
labor reduced from ten to eight hours
a day since 1S97, and that, a strike at
this time, instead of winning greater
concessions. Jeopardizes those already
Deelared Self Heeleeted.
Pittsburg, Feb. 12. After six days
of turmoil and strife, the delegates to
the miners convention of Pittsburg dis
trict secured a breathing spell Satur
day afternoon by adjourning until next
Wednesday. Before the close, however,
President Dolan was successful in hav
ing tbe election tellers report read,
and despite appeals from his decision
declared himself, Uriah Bellingham
and William Dodds elected respective
ly president, vice president and secre
tary-treasurer for the coming year.
NUMBER OF FARM ANIMALS
Estimate Made in Statement of Bureau
Washington, Feb. 12. The crop es
timating loard of the bureau of sta
tistics of the department of agriculture
has issued statements of the numbers
and values of farm animals in the Unit
ed States on January 1 of the present
year. These-include: Horses, 1V.71S,
578, average value per head, $80.72.
Milch cows. 19.793.SCfi; average value.
$29.44. Sheep. 50.C31,fil9, average
value. $3.34. Swine, 52,102,S47, aver
ago value, fti.lS.
TURKS AND SERVIANS FIGHT
Forty of Former Killed or Wounded in
Battle in Latter's Country.
Belgrade. Servia, Feb. 12. Serious
fighting has occurred in old Servia be
tween Turkish troops and two Servian
bands near the villages of Nikujan
Dragomanzi, and Chelopek. The Turks
who were the attackers. lost 40 men
killed or wounded. The Servians
FAILED TO MAKE IMPRESSION
March of London Poor to Influence
New Leaders Falls Flat.
London, Feb. 12. There was another
march of the unemployed through the
streets of London-today, with the ob
ject of impressing the new govern
ment and legislators, but the demon
strations fell flat.
All the Dogs There.
New York, Feb. 12. The annual
bench show of the Westminster Kennel
club opened today at Madison Square
garden with more than 3.000 dogs rep
resenting 83 different breeds on exhibition.
La Crosse Capitalist Gone.
La Crosse. Wis., Feb. 12. George D.
MacMillan, president of the La Crosse
Gas & Electric company, and a man of
great wealth, died today of uraemic
London, Feb. 12. The anticipated
protests against the marriage of Prin
cess Ena of Battcnburg to King Al
"onso have commenced with a peti
tion from the Imperial Protestant Fed
eration appealing to King Edward to
withhold his consent.
I'rot -nf lint x Mioekeil.
j lie ieucranon. wnien tins a uirtrp
membership, declares- the proposed
marriage has caused the deepest sor
row and distress to Protestants and
that the princess' intended entry into
the Catholic church has greatly shock
The king's answer to this first ofn
cially formulated disapproval is await-1
ed with interest.
LAND OWNERS IN
A CONCERTED MOVE
British Association Meets With 8,000
Members in Attendance.
Berlin, Feb. 12. The annual con
vention of the Agrarian association in
cluding in its membership 270,000 pro
prietors of estates, large and small,
and forming one of the most powerful
political bodies in the empire, opened
here today with about 8.000 owners of
estate present. Dr. Von Floseker. until
recently secretary of the legation at
the City of Mexico, made a carefully
worded statement on trade relations
with tho United States.
appears and Relatives Are
Mrs. Zeisler returned home at 3 this
afternoon greatly exhausted and de
clined to say where she had been.
Chicago, Feb. 12. Mrs. Fannie
Bloomfield-Zeisler, the world famous
pianist, has disappeared from her home
and the police have been asked by her
husband to search for her. Mrs. Zeis
ler has for some time been suffering
with melancholia and members of the
family are apprehensive some harm
has befallen her.
Longworth Able to Drive.
Washington. Feb. 12. Representa
tive Nicholas Longworth has so far re
covered from his recent attack of ton
silitis he was able to take a short drive
Washington, Feb. 12.-.-A new gavel
was dedicated to the memory of Lin
coln by Speaker Cannon today in open
ing the house. The birthday of the
martyred president was remembered
in the prayer of the chaplain. Legis
lation for the District of Columbia was
lulterMa OH Com m HI Mr.
Washington, Feb. 12. Patterson re
signed as member of the committee on
privileges and elections, and Frazier
was designated to nil the vacancy.
Lodge then addressed the senate on
:he railroad rate question, lie spoke
to Clay's resolution on that subject and
was listened to by an audience that
filled the galleries.
Support I:.m-Ii-Tovum-iiI Hill.
Mr. Lodge announced his support of
legislation for the control of railroad
rates along the line of the Esch-Town-
send bill of last session, lie said he
believed the practice of giving rebates
to be the most ruinous of all evils com
plained of. He expressed the convic
tion that only by legislation along the
lines suggested could government own
ership be prevented.
I)i.HMrI of IiiterentM.
He said that before entering upon the
investigation of the question he had
disposed of his railroad interests in
order that his inquiry might be free
from bias. He expressed the opinion
that the rate question is second only
is an economical problem to the finan-
rkil question and one of tfe most im
portant ever before congress.
I)IITt-iic- I In M'IImmI.n.
All were agreed as to what we as a
people desired to do, but differences
arise over the method of procedure.
He was convinced there are evils to
be remedied in connection with the
transportation system, but the prob
lem consists in finding a fair and just
means of dealing with them.
31 ore InveN(!K:t(lii;.
Tillman today reported from the com
mittee on interstate commerce a resolu
tion for an investgation of railroads
similar to that proposed by Gillespie in
the house. It proposes an investiga
tion of the control of the output of
lie Is Ilai k In Sent.
Washington. Feb. 12. Representa
tive Longworth was present in the
house and was warmly congratulated.
LONG PREPARING FOR WAR
Local Members of Federal Wing Get
Cold Feet Business Requires
Too Much Attention.
Saloon and Lodging House
in Portland, Ore.,
SEVERAL ARE MISSING
Nathaniel Young, a Watchman,
Killed Trying to Save
Portland, Ore., Feb. 12. At lea?t six
persons lost their lives in a fire that
destroyed the Mount Hood saloon and
lodging house in the commercial dis
trict early today. Ten. or more per
sons were seriously injured and a num
ber of persons are reported missing.
NATHANIEL P. YOUNG, watchman.
KBNDRICK, a photographer.
Two unknown women and two un
known men. - .
Twenty-two horses were destroyed.
Young met his death in a heroic ef
fort to save the horses. "
Woman Suffragists Elect. '
Baltimore, Md., Feb. 12. Rev. Anna
Howard Shaw of Philadelphia, was Xo-
day elected president of the.Womans'
National Suffrage association. -
With the echo of the Yates rapid
fire guns conies the boom of the Cu
lom artillery and the sound is heard in
every county in the state. The Cul
lom army for months has been install
ing its guns, building its fortresse
and making a general preparation for
war. Former Gov. Yates has been
equally aggressive in this campaign
but instead of arranging a plan of de
fense his is one of offense and it was
his to lire the first gun. He did. No
sooner were his words transformed to
print than long editorials were poured
forth as shot and shell from the Cul
lom press, and these from such papers
is the Quincy Whig and the Illinois
State Journal, which were Yates
staunchest supporters in his campai
for renomination. No sooner are the
mllcts ,spcnt than they are remolded
in the Cullom Press bureau by former
leut. Gov. Northcott and again fired
broadcast over the whole state of llli
Hud One Kje Open.
Since Richard Yates retired from
the office of governor he has been
sleeping with one eye open. He has
een Northcott bought up with the
United States district attorneyship. He
has seen the mouths of the heavenly
twins, Lieut. Gov. Sherman and Sen
ator Berry, closed with a receivership
of a Peoria bank for Berrv. He has
seen II. J. Hamlin hired as attorney
for the bank. He has seen the whole
federal works getting in line for a
great battle. And during the last week
he has been telling what he knows
about the federal crowd and the fed
All of these things have been loom
ing up in the eyes of the public, and
if they have gone with passing events
temporarily, they have been brought
to view again by Dick Yates, each of
fense being pictured equal to a moun
tain in size.
But some of the Cullom editors have
been mean enough to become reminis
cent. They recall a state organization
that is to them as offensive as a federai
machine. They recall the slush fund
and the labbit shepherds. And so in
this manner the inside working of
both the federal and state machines
are being given to the public in a man
ner that, lends to the credit of neither
of the persons responsible for them.
Are V-r.v I tuny.
Letters have been coming to Rock
Island from the Cullom headquarters
thanking certain leaders here for their
efforts of the past and soliciting activ
ity on their part in support of the sen
ator. While some of these communi
cations may bear good fruit, it is cer
tain that some have fallen on stony
ground. In some instances these men
who have been looked upon as support
ers of the federal crowd have sent
word back that the ones who got the
jobs would have to do the work, that
as for themselves they are too busy
with private business affairs. A sort
of steering committee has been named
for Rock Island, but not one of these
men can say that the man he endorsed
was given the plum in the last shake of
tho tree. So. while there may not be
any new factional lines drawn in the
coming senatorship campaign, it be
gins to look as if some of the federal
ists had forgotten that such a thing
Job for .foil Holder.
With the work of carrying this coun
ty for Cullom put up to the job holders,
as it now seems to be, the recent ap
pointment of a Rock Island postmas
ter becomes of greater consequence.
Capt. H. A. J. McDonald had previous
ly been looked upon as a Yates sup
porter and a member of the Yates
camp. With the rumors of his appoint
ment came the assurance that he was
and had been a Cullom man, and this is
no longer doubted. Now political eyes
are watching to see how deep the new
appointee is going to get into the mire
and how wide will be the breach be
tween him and the Searles-Yates con
tingent in the county.
SAID TO KNOW THE FACTS
Testimony Identifies Defendant as
Having Eeen Seen Near Scene
Omaha, Feb. 12. One of the star
witnesses yet to be called in the Pat
Crowe case will be Bishop Scannell of
the Omaha Roman Catholic diocese, to
whom Crowe is alleged to have made
a confession of having kidnaped young
The bishop was one of the first im
portant witnesses to be subpoenaed,
and his being called created much won-
Icrmcnt until it became known that
lis appearance upon the witness stand
will deal solely with the alleged con
l'he defense undoubtedly will con
test the admissibility of the testimony
m the ground of privileged communi
I'linj- WlIM HoilKlit.
Much of the testimony in the trial of
'at Crowe Saturday was intended to
rove that under tne name of Johnson
the defendant purchased a pony alleg
ed to have been used by the kidnapers
of Eddie Cudahy and rented the cot-
age in the suburbs of the city where
the boy was kept pending the payment
of his ransom.
Several persons Identified Crowe as
man they had seen about the time
of the kidnaping with Callahan, who
t a former trial was identified by
Iddie Cudahy as one of the kidnapers.
Others identified photographs of
Crowe taken about the time of the
idnaping. Crowe's appearance is
said to have greatly changed in the last
CREWS ARE ARRESTED
SHIP A SMALLPOX
HOSPITAL A MONTH
Trying Experience of Whaling Brig on
Voyage to South America.
Big Casualty List on Wisconsin
Central A Crash in tho
New York, Feb. 12. One month on
he Atlantic with the entire ship con-
trted into a smallpox hospital for the
entire trip, and a quarter of the crew
with this disease, was the experi-
nce or the whaling brig Sullivan of
ew London, Conn. The story of the
smallpox outbreak was told by Mrs.
J. Haggerty, wife of the captain of
lie Sullivan, who arrived here today
om Rio de Janeiro. The vessel put
nto Kio de Janeiro after two of the
ew had died of smallpox and seven
others were ill with the disease.
Chicago, Fel). 12. A theater train
on the Pennsylvania railroad, running
."0 miles an hour, crashed Into a crowd
ed street car in South Chicago last
night, killing Mrs. William Ba
con, Miss Sadie Lucy, and
Minnie Warsuel, aged 12, and injuring
12 others, six seriously. All were oc
cupants of the street car. None of tho
train passengers were hurt. The en
gineer of the train and the crew of tho
street car were arrested.
Milwaukee. Wis., Feb. 12. Fourteen
persons were injured in a Wisconsin
Central wreck of a passenger train
near Theresa, Wis., 25 miles jsoulh of
Fond du Lac. With the possible ex
ception of Andrew Christenson, tho
colored cook, ail the injured will prob
Illinois Central Una Our,
Nashville, Feb. 12. A northbound
limited over the Illinois Central rail
road was derailed near Champansboro,
23 miles from Nashville, last night.
Six passengers and three trainmen
were injured. Nobody was killed. The
wreck is thought to have been caused
by obstructions on the track.
Limited Train In Wrecked.
La Porte, Ind., Feb. 12. Tho Lake
Shore limited train, eastbound, which
left Chicago Saturday evening for New
York, struck a light engine at Bur
dick, Ind., at night and was derailed,
causing excitement for a short time;
but none of the passengers were seil
ously injured, although nearly all were
bruised. The engineer of tho limited
locomotive was seriously Injured. A
wrecking crew from Elkhart and a
work train from 1-a Porte went to
clear the tracks. The passengers were
transferred to other coaches and sent
eastward in another train.
MOB SEEKS THE LIFE
OF CATHOLIC RECTOR
Discharge of Janitor by Chicago Priest
Causes Riot in Which Several
SAYS ROOSEVELT MIGHT TELL A FIB
DR. SIMMONS HAD LITTLE
Failure to Discover Property Insures
Small Returns to Bank Depositors.
I'cona, in., Feb. 12. The widow of
the late Dr. Simmons, opened the pri
vate safety deiosit box of the suicide
and that the box, which it had
been expected would contain valuable
papers, was empty, with the exception
of an unimportant business letter. A
certificate of sale for $::0,0oo worth
of American Cereal stock now on depo
sit as an asset of the People's bank,
which was thought to be in the box,
was not found, and it is feared thai the
sale which Simmons told his friends
had been made, was not bonafide. No
will was found, and the policies for
heavy insurance that were thought to
have been carried are missing. The
failure to verify the sale of American
stock has greatly depreciated the as
sets of the People's bank, now in bankruptcy.
CONVICTED MINISTER RESIGNS
Rev. G. G. Ware, Found Guilty of Land
Frauds, to Leave Church.
Dead wood, S. D., Feb. 12. Rev.
George G. Ware, who recently was con
victed in the United States district
court at Omaha of conspiracy to de
fraud tbe government by illegal land
entries, has resigned as pastor of St.
John's Episcopal church, in Deadwood,
and of Christ's churcTTin Lead. He has
also sent to Bishop Hare at Sioux
Falls, S. D.. his resignation as a minis
ter of the Episcopal church.
NORMAN HAPGOOD, DISCUSSING
LINCOLN, GIVES PRESENT
EXECUTIVE SOME ATTENTION.
Chicago. Feb. 12. Two men may die
eight- men and women are seriously
injured and nearly twenty more were
hurt when an infuriated mob of f00
Lithuanians attempted to storm the
priest's house of the Church of the
Good Heart, Eighteenth and Union
streets, yesterday morning. The mob
sought the life of the rector, the Rev.
Edward Stefanowicz, who had offend
ed a large section of his parishioners
by the discharge of the janitor.
MAYOR IS UNDER ARREST
Executive of Milford, III., Accused of
Enticing a Girl.
Kankakee. 111.. Feb. 12. Charles E.
Raines, mayor of Milford. III., and Gil
bert Vennum. a politician of Milford,
are under arrert charged with enticing
Myrtle Taylor, a 16-year-old girl, into
a Toom. Raines is also charged with
enticing Essie Chllds, 18 years old.
Both men were bound over to await
the action of the grand Jury. Both
New York, Feb. 13. Norman Hap
good, editor of Collier's Weekly, lec
tured to members of the West Side
Young Men's Christian association in
the Majestic theater yesterday on
"What Lincoln Stands for Today." lie
varied the lecture with a few remarks
on patent medicine advertising and Its
influence on newpajiers, and Inciden
tally attacked President Roosevelt's
He i;aid charity was the keynote of
Lincoln's character; also he represent
ed the modern spirit of democracy
breaking down the accumulated preju
dice of caste and giving to every man
as far as possible an equal chance at
the beginning of his life.
l.iMik Tlnek to I.lneola.
"With tho statesmen of today," ho
said, "Lincoln counts more than any
of their predecessors. The president
has set him up as the one star he
thinks ho follows. I nay thinks, be
cause he cannot be followed by any
one. Less than he, of Jerome, the only
campaigner the town affords, it is pecu
liarly true that his model is Lincoln.
He is a democrat, but there is for him
more of the spirit of tho new democra
cy in Lincoln than in Thomas Jeffer
son. "If Lincoln were president now he
would be all that Roosevelt Is and
something more. Of him we would
have none of the doubts we have in
Theodore Roosevelt. People would
feel that he was one of them. There
would be no sayings to explain away,
no putting it on the secretary. There
would be no calling of newspaper men
before him to tell them something, and
then later denying the statement.
There would be none of that conduct
that is turning all the Washington cor
respondents against the president in
evitably if unjustly.
Would lie Ail, and More.
"He would be all that . Roosevelt is
and something much greater than he.
I believe In the president, but he could
learn from Lincoln much he lacks."