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THE ARGUS, TUESDAY, JULY 10, 190G.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Sends Message to Eng
lish Grocers' Feder
U. S. STAMP SUFFICES
British Report Shows Own
Packers Worse Than Those
Sheffield. England. July 10. The
Grocers" federation, whose annual con
ference is proceeding here, has received
a communication from Ambassador
Reid enclosing a message from Presi
dent Roosevelt as follows:
"You are at liberty to inform the
Grocers" federation that under the new
law we can guarantee fitness in all re
spects of tinned meats bearing the gov
ernment stamp. If trouble arises there
with, a protest can be at once made
not niere'v to sellers of the goods, but
to the United States government
JuMt mn Had In England.
London. July 10. Britishers who
have been so virtuous recently over
the Chicago meat packing revelations
were today confronted with the annual
report of the inspector of factories and
workship, which shows conditions here
are quite as revolting as anything al
leged in the western packing center.
Crew Decline to Eat It.
London. July 10. Owing to the crew
of a warship refusing to eat American
canned meats the admiralty has order
ed all meat of that kind to be returned
to the depots and that Argentine or
Australian meats may be issued in
place of it.
BITTER OVER DREYFUS;
FIGHT BLOODLESS DUEL
Encounter with Pistols Between French
Army Officers Result of Re
Paris. July 10. The Dreyfus case Is
reawakening intense bitterness, and al
ready has resulted in one duel. General
Gonse, former assistant chief of the
general staff, who is opposed to Drey
fus claims, challenged Colonel Pic
quart, former head of the intelligence
department of the French army, who
is a strong supporter of Dreyfus, to a
An encounter with pistols, at 23
paces, was arranged for, with the re
sult that the genera! fired and missed
his adversary. The colonel refused to
fire. The supreme court held a lengthy
secret session, and adjouned without
announcing its decision in the Dreyfus
case. It is generally expected that the
decision of the Rennes court martial
will be annulled, but the court Is un
derstood to be divided upon the ques
tion of quashing the verdict entirely or
ordering a new trial.
A SMALLPOX VICTIM DIES
Galesburg Experiencing Disease In
Most Severe Form.
Galesburg is threatened with a seri
ous smallpox epidemic, though strenu
ous efforts are being made to check
the disease. Sunday Peter A. Swan
son, who had been ill with the disease
but a few days and in charge of a phy
sician but two days, died. Many have
been exposed from this case and oth
ers. CONDUCTOR LEE IN RUNAWAY
Fell Into Flower Bed After Dash in
Peoria Park Sunday
Conductor Harry Iee, who runs be
tween here and Peoria on the Rock Is
land road, is confined to his home In
Peoria with injuries sustained Sunday
evening in a runaway accident. He
was driving with a friend, when, In
starting the team, the neckyoke fell
and the horses ran away. At the en
trance to a park the rig was overturn
ed and Mr. Lee brought up in a gera
nium bed with a number of painful
bruises, but nothing more serious.
Not Stage Holdup.
Fresno. July 10. A dispatch was re
ceived last night stating the man.
Sweet, who was arrested charged with
holding up five stages, had been given
his liberty, having proved an alibi.
Negro Lynched for Assault.
Tillar, Ark.. July 10. Will Anderson,
a negro, was hanged to a telegraph pole
at this place Sunday night by a mob.
Anderson confessed to assault on a
One Still at Large.
Manila. July 10. Montalon, the Lad
rone leader, surrendered July 8. The
capture of Montalon leaves one more
Ladrone leader at large in Luzon.
TAFT MAKES BID FOR
SUPPORT OF SOUTH
Fires Opening Gun of Campaign for
Presidency at Greensboro,
Greensboro. N. C, July 10. Secre
tary of War Taft last night, at a meet
ing of Xorth Carolina republicans on
the eve of their state convention, de
livered a speech that was generally an
ticipated as the opening gun of the
congressional campaign of 1906.
The speech dealt with current politi
cal questions and opening with ad
vice to the rank and file of the party in
Xorth Carolina and the south particu
larly, referred to the achievements of
the party in the session of congress
YACHTING PARTY IS SAVED
Five Philadelphians Nearly Lose Lives
on Sunday Cruise.
Atlantic City, X. J., July 10. (Seven
persons, passengers in the sloop yacht
Pedro, were landed Sunday night by
the Barnegat life saving crew. The
yachting part- was composed of Phil
adelphians and included three women
and a child. During its cruise from the
fishing banks the yacht sprung a leak.
The entire party was set to work bail
ing, and the yacht finally drifted to a
point opposite the Barnegat life saving
station. The entire party was ex
hausted. OPPOSE MAIL ORDER SYSTEM
Illinois Jewelers Meet to Prepare for
Springfield, 111., July 10. The Illinois
Retail Jewelers association convened
in Springfield today . It is to wage war
on department stores, catalogue houses,
factories, and other concerns that are
behind the mail order system now in
practice in the state. It is charged
that the concerns eventually will ruin
the retail trade, and the object of the
meeting is to devise ways and means
of combating such adverse conditions.
KILLS SELF AT THE WALDORF
Banker's Nephew Driven by Financial
Losses to End His Life.
New York, July 10. Norman G. Leo
pold, 23 years old. of 7 West Ninety
first street, and a nephew of J. M. Leo
pold, a banker, of 7 Wall street, com
mitted suicide by shooting himself
through the head in. the Waldorf-Astoria
yesterday afternoon or last night.
No cause is assigned by his friends
for the deed, beyond the unfounded re
port that he had recently met with
heavy financial losses.
Million Came Through Ellis Island.
New York. July iO. More than a
million immigrants entered the United
States through the Ellis Island station
during the fiscal year ending June 30
STUDIES GRIME; IS
Prominent Denver Physician
Lays Downfall to Inborn
Denver. Colo.. July 10. William
James Patterson, one year ago a re
spected and prosperous physician, a
university graduate, and a graduate In
medicine from the Washington and
Rush Medical schools, and an expert
in criminology, lies a physical and men
tal wreck in the city jail, the victim of
his too deep study into the ways and
the works of criminals.
Only one qualification of this state
ment concerning himself does the once
highly respected man make. This- Is
that he could not have fallen had he
not had the natural criminal instinct,
which was undeveloped until his delv
ing into criminology brought it to the
Sbjm He' n Natural Criminal.
"I'm a natural criminal. I couldn't
be otherwise if I chose." he said when
arrested for issuing a fraudulent check
for $20. He scouts the idea of environ
ment creating criminals.
"I'm a living example of a man with
criminal instincts highly developed."
wanted to. Iwould defraud people at
a time when I did not need the money
and had no possible reason for taking
it other than to fill this natural craving.
Studied Crime IV Ine Veara.
"I studied criminology for nine years
and went deeper into it than most men
have. Nearly all the men convicted of j
crimes are criminals by nature. They
really are not to blame for what they
do. My own case shows that. I had
no need or excuse for criminal action,
but I had the trait In, me and it had to
A TRUST IN ICE
Evidence of Combine Found
Among Dealers of Kan
movement to oust begun
Witness Testifies Company Supplying
His Firm Cannot Sell to Com
petitors. Kansas Pitv tnlv 10 F!viHone nf
the existence of an ice trust that it is
alleged controls the local output is be
ing sought in an investigation begun
vestigation resulted from a movement
to oust from business concerns belong
ing to the supposed combine which, it
is charged, demands $10 a ton of the
smaller consumer for ice that costs it
Could Xot Sell to Competitor!.
L. B. Burke, secretary of the Peo -
pies ice. oiorage & r uei company, tes-
Vila rnmnanv riorl rvntrof fsw
i . m . - , .
that it would be a difficult matter for
these companies to furnish a supply to
a competitor without violating their
contracts with his company. In fact, he
they would not dare to
MOB KILLS A MAN
WHO BEAT WIFE
Vanderburg County Miner Dies as Re
sult of Treatment Given Him
Indianapolis. Ind., July 10. Oliver
Bryant, a coal miner of Vanderburg
county, Saturday night was taken from
his house by a mob and beaten so se-
verely that he died from his injuries.
Bryant had brutally beaten his wife
while under the influence of liquor.
The mob is said to have been led by
A. J. Gleich. a fruit grower, and he was
arrested charged with murder. Harry
Linnville, a blacksmith, also is under
arrest and warrants are out for a num
ber of others. The persons under ar
rest say tnat they did not intend to
kill Bryant, but only wanted to punish
him for the brutal assault on his wife
ICE DEALER IS ARRESTED
Head of the Philadelphia Combine Ac
cused of Conspiracy
Philadelphia, Pa., July 10. Charged
with conspiracy, Henry Behrenberg,
president of the Mountain Ice com-
pany. is under arrest. This is by far
the most important move made in
met Attorney liell s crusade against
the local ice trust. Behrenberg 2s
charged with having unlawfully com-
bined with other ice men to raise the
price of ice in Philadelphia. Although
13 other ice men have been arrested,
Behrenberg is really the first of those
"higher up" singled out by the prose-
cution. The district attorney declares
tnat Behrenberg was organizer of the
ice exchange several years ago and I
was chief engineer of the present!
NOW A CRIMINAL
IFPER IN A SPECIAL TRAIN
Rich Mexican Going to Europe for
El Paso, Texas, July 10. J. M. Brin-
gas, a Mexican millionaire from Guay-
mas, Sonora, passed through the United I
States in a special train, entering at J
Xogales and going back into Mexico atlommend the issuance of a counter ap-
this point, under the guard of marine I
hospital surgeons, as he is a leper and I
is going to Europe for treatment. He I
could not get accommodation on a reg-lgal
ular train and took a special from I
Guaymas to Mexico City through Ari-1
zona. New Mexico, and El Paso, bylly
special permission of the United States. I
Arrangements have been made for I
steamship accommodations, it is stated. I
Federal Grand Judy Hears Half a Doz
en Witnesses at Cleveland.
Cleveland. July 10 The federal
grand jury today resumed its investi
gation of the alleged violations of the
interstate laws by railroads and the
Standard OH company with half a doz
en witnesses on hand.
Philadelphia. July 10. Subpoenas
were served by the government today
3.A j-v f into sf Un DAnnnlnnnl I
Ull live uuuiaia vi tur f cuusj t Vciina I
Standard Oil company.
Life Sentence for Three.
Evansville, Ind., July 10. Jonah Wil
liams, his wife. Minerva Williams, and
their son, Wesley Williams, were sen
tenced to prison for life for the murder
of James Leigh at
Boonville last I
spring. Andrew Williams, another son, I
is, serving a jail sentence for a petty I
crime and two smaller children are in I
the reform school. I
mony at Jamestown. N. Y., Thursday Just announced a new tarin wnica re
in the rebate proceedings against the I Jxices the duty on flour and many other
Rojestvensky Not Held
IN THE SEA OF JAPAN
30 me 01 ms "nicers Condemned
to Death, but Pardon
Will be Asked.
I Cronstadt. July 10. Admiral Rojest
Vensky. whose trial on the charge of
i ouuciiuuiK 9 me cuviin iit iiit; U ill Lit"
OI ine &ta tu -'apa oegan betore a
court martial July 4, was acquitted to-
day after the court had deliberated 10
hourg Four officers of the torDedo
boat destroyer Bedovo. who were on
trial with the 'admiral, were found
guilty of having premeditatively sur
rendered the Bedovo. and all four con
demned to death by shooting.
The emperor will be requested to
commute the sentences of the four offi
cers to dismissal from the service.
Xmt Fully CoiimcIoum.
The full report of the court martial
shows Rojestvensky was acquitted on
the ground he was not in his full sens-
es at the time of the surrender. Some
of the officers tried ?wlth Rojestvensky
0 H"H"1 M-r.
A St, Petersburg. Jly 10.-Additional
dftaiIs f the mi:y of the 7th cav"
airy ai lamuov snow notn miantry or
Cossacks sent to subdue the mutineers
refused to fire on them, the infantry
bayonetting the officer who gave the
command. Only a detachment of dra
goons, plied with liquor, attacked the
mutineers and officers of the 7th fired
on their own men. The number of
killed and wounded 'is not established.
l)lr)j Diirnovn'a I 'Hint e.
Yarensk. Russia. July 10. The estate
near here of former Minister of the In
terior Durnova has been entirely de
stroyed by rebellious peasants.
Sllierla n lief line.
St. Petersburg. July 10. The govern-
I ment figures made public today show
an unpiecedented immigration to Si
Iberia. SS0.SC7 persons going there in the
Dis-Mast six months
I rreparp for .iiiirrN m country
St.. Petersburg, July 1. The initial!
steps toward the adoption of a direct
address to the country to counteract
the impression the government's com
munication with regard to the settle-
ment of the agrarian question are mak
ing among the peasantry were taken in
the lower house of parliament yeste
day. An interpellation was introduced
for an explanation of the dissemination
of the governmental proclamation to
the peasants on July ',3.
This proclamation accompanied the
publication in the Official Messenger
of the government's agrarian bill. It
set forth the emperor's constant solid
tude for the peasants" welfare, denied
that the government ;was opposing ex-
Propriation in the interest of the land
ioras, ana conciuaeu witn an expression
or ine vltal necessity or maintainin
tne rignts ot property as the foundation
f the st-ate
May ikc countrr Appeal
The interpellation was referred to a
commission, which is expected to rec
peal, setting forth the views and in
tentions of parliament
Professor Kuzmin-Karavaieff, the le
expert of parliament, has developed
the theory that the action of the ad
ministration in spreading views direct
opposed to the expressed policy of
the legislative branch is an illegal en
croachment on the privileges of parlia
Brazil Announces Reduction of Tariff
on American Goods as Result
of Roofs Visit.
Washington, July 10. Secretary
Roofs proposed visit to South America
. . . . - . . -r , un
American exports 20 per cent and Is
designated to promote commercial in
terchange between this country and
Drowns in Wisconsin Lake.
Waupaca, Wis., July 10. Rev. My-
ron Brigham of Chilton and Miss Millie
Rasmussen of Neenah were drowned in
Beasley lake yesterday by the over
turning of a skiff." The -bodies were
IN WRONG PLAGE
Judge Humphrey Indicates Doubt
as to Jurisdiction in
MAY COME TO ROCK ISLAND
Says Time to Cut Poles Is When They
Are Old and Wires Bad Ques
tion as to Ordinance.
Judge J. Otis Humphrey, who is
hearing the injunction case of the Cen
tral Union Telephone company against
the city of Moline, in the federal court
at Springfield, has indicated that there
is a question in his. mind as to the
jurisdiction of the United States court
in a case of this kind. The case was
taken before him on the constitutional
provision relative to the impairing of
contracts. However, briefs are to be
submitted by next Monday and after
considering them final disposition of
the case will come.
AcrifM With HauiMay.
In relation to the effectiveness of the
repealing ordinance Judge Humphrey
agrees with Judge Ramsay in holding
that it is without any force. It was his
opinion that if the contract had not
been lived up to by the company, that
question would have to be decided by
the court and not by the council. He
also indicated that it was his opinion
that the contract implied that the ser
vice should be good and the rates reas
When to Cut IoleN.
As to the cutting of telephone poles
by the police officers or under the di
rection of the city. Judge Humphrey
gave it as his opinion that such a right
existed when poles were old and wires
bad. and in such condition as to en
danger life and limb, but nor otherwise.
There also seems to be some ques
tion in his mind as to the validity and
constitutionality of the original ordin
ance giving an irrevocable license.
which afterward becomes a contract, to
( omlitioiiN Are Similar.
The conditions surrounding the Mo
line case are similar to those in Rock
Island. The ordinance was passed in
Moline granting the license July 2.
1885. and was repealed April 2. 190:;.
The company has constructed a build
ing at. an expense of about $13,000 in
that city and the mayor has refused to
allow the company to make the connec
tions with it. The petition for injunc
tion sets up these facts and asks that
the officers be restrained from further
interference with their occupancy of
the new office building. Colonel Stev
ens of Peoria and W. B. .Mann appeared
for the company and J. T. and S. R.
Kenworthy assisted City Attorney
Shallberg of Moline.
YOUNG BOYS AS DETECTIVES
Gather Evidence for Miss Gaston, and
Now Parents Are Angry.
Logansport. Ind.. July 10. Eight-year-old
boys, employed as detectives
by Lucy Page Gaston in an anti-cigarct
crusade, have turned in as evidence
many packs of cigarets, said to have
been purchased from local dealer.
The evidence was submitted to Miss
Gaston to the county prosecutor with
a demand for the dealers' arrest. Miss
Gaston faces trouble for herself from
the angry parents of some of her ju
venile sleuths, who declare their sons
were hired without parental consent.
They seek to prosecute the Chicago re
former. SLAVES REPORTED
MAKESHIS TERMS AND YIELDS
Bostonian, Indicted on Charges of Hav
ing Stolen $300,000, Surrenders.
Boston, Mass., July 10. Charles F.
Berry, formerly trustee of various es
tates, has been missing since April,
1905, when an indictment was returned
accusing him of larcenies aggregating
$300,000, surrendered himself yesterday
afternoon to District Attorney Moran.
Berry previously had arranged for
reasonable bail. The authorities had
abandoned the idea of getting the fugi
tive. Berry reached Boston yesterday
afternoon and was met by his wife. son.
and one or two others. Later he was
arraigned and pleaded not guilty. Bail
In the sum of $15,000 was furnished.
TWO MEN KILLED IN FEUD
Quarrel Between Families in Muskogee,
I. T Results in Fatalities.
Muskogee, I. T., July 10. Earnest
and Pleas Hubbard are dead and Reu
ben Kirby fatally injured as the result
of a pitched battle near Westville, I. T.,
yesterday between members of the
Hubbard and Kirhy families, which
have been, keeping alive a feud for
several months. Winchesters and
pistols were used by both factions. In
a recent fight one of the Kirbys was
shot by Will Revis, a friend of the
Hubbard. A deputy United States
marshal has gone from here to the
scene of the battle.
LEDERER SAYS THAW WAS
Secretary of Agriculture Finds
Nothing Wrong at Pack
Declares Commendable Energy Is Be
ing Shown in Correcting AM
Chicago, July 10. Secretary of Agri
culture Wilson continued his investiga
tion of the stock yards today'. He made
a trip tnrougn several plants betore
breakfast, and continued the investiga
tion until late in the morning. He ex
pressed himself as satisfied with what
he saw there.
It seems to me." said the secre
tary, "the packers are working with
commendable vigor to make improve-
ments. and I understand there will
no letup in the work until they have
fixed things as the government wants
BUT DUEL WENT ON
Missourians Shoot at Each Other Till
One Receives a Bullet in
Cape Girardeau. Mo.. July 10. Nick
Bryant and George Rodgers, brothers-in-law.
quarreled while on a train near
Canalou last night and drew revolvers.
The engine at this juncture jumped the
track and during the interval of delay
Bryant and Rodgers left the train, en
tered the woods and shot at each other
until Bryant received a bullet in the
left eye. Rodgers held the crowd at
bay and escaped. Bryant was brought
here for treatment.
BREWERS GIVE UP IN KANSAS
Three Kansas City Firms Agree to Stop
Selling to Joints.
Kansas City, Mo., July 10. Brewers
who control joints in Kansas City.
Kan., admitted defeat in their effort to
keep tluir places open in defiance of
the law when they announced last
night that they will as;ree never to sell
liquor to the joints in Kansas City,
Kan., again, and promised to give bond
as a guarantee of good faith. The
Heim, Rochester, and Imperial Brewing
companies, which own and control l.V
joints in Kansas City, Kan., will make
application this week in the court of
common pitas for the release of tht'ir
property, which, by order of court, is
locked up and held by the authorities.
The brewers agree to give a bond rf
$l,ooo for each building they own U
which they have fixtures as a guaran
tee that they will not again violate the
Turks Wipe Out Rebel Banc's.
Saloniki, July 10. In the Konoppisp
ta district yesterday Turkish troops
annihilated three Bulgarian bands.
which had concentrated. Ninety-two
were slain. The Turks lost 20 killed.
IN KENTUCKY GAMP
Whites and Blacks Said
Have Been Held in
Beattyville. Ky.. July 10. According
to evidence furnished here Frank A.
Lyon, Jr., a local attorney, a frightful
condition of peonage exists 15 miles
from here, whites and blacks suffering
alike. The story was first revealed to
Lyon by William Madison, a young ne
gro, who has just arrived in Beatty
ville. Madison charges that the owner of a
large rock crusher visits large cities
and makes alluring promises to both
negroes and ioor white men, and when
they arrive to work for him he forces
them to work without pay.
Iterelvrd Xo Inj-.
Madison tells the following story of
his own experience:
"I was offered $1.50 a day. The end
of the first month they did not pay me.
I worked another month and found that
all the men were not receiving any pay.
"One negro from Richmond tried to
get away. They caught him and beat
him with a club. Bill Smith from Lex
ington and a man named Charlie from
Cincinnati tried to ?et away and were
whipped for it.
"I finally run away, but they caught
me on the train and beat me. But the
conductor would not allow them to
take me off the train."
A DOPE FBI
Theatrical Manager Tells
of Some Strange
WOULD JUMP OVER CAB
District Attorney Desires to
Question Mrs. Holman.on
NVw York, July 10. The presence of
Mrs. William Holman, mother of Mrs.
Harry Thaw, is said to be much desir
ed at the district attorney's office. Ac
cording to reports the prosecution
would like to question Mrs. Holman.
particularly with regard to one of the
be.,riI,s to Europe made by Thaw and
Apitniled to i:iilta.y.
According to one story, while Thaw
and the girl were in London an appeal
was made to the American embassy to
break up the relations between Thaw
and Evelyn Xesbit and have the girl
sent home This appeal, it Is said, was
made by Stanford White, who acted
on the request of Mrs. Holman.
1'rejurilcrd Aicnlnat Thaw.
At the time it Is said Mrs. Holman
was much prejudiced against Thaw. It
was stated today if Mrs. Holman shoul 1
come within the territory covered by
the subpoena from the district attor
ney she would be at once summoned to
Ilellevrn Tlintv lounr.
James L. Ix'derer of Philadelphia.
who was manager of "The Wild RoKe"
company when Mr. Thaw was a mem
ber of the chorus, was examined by As
sistant District Attorney Garvin today.
Lederer Is said to have fold Garvin he
had long believed Thaw insane. Thi.t
opinion, he said, was based upon hi
observations of Thaw during the time
"The Wild Rose" company was play
ing in this city. In this connection he
mentioned several incidents In which
Thaw was the central figure.
Ha. Dope l-'lend.
"It was common talk among ell the
people who knew Thaw," ald Ledtrer,
"that Thaw was a 'doix fiend I re
call one night wh-n Thaw was about
to send two of his chorus girl ac
quaintances home in a cab. He was
there with a friend of his named Mc
Kay. Suddenly Thaw insisted on try
ing to jump over the roof of the ha-i-som.
4'rnwlcd I p M.le.
"Of course, he couldn't actually Jump
over the roof of the cab, but he tried,
and succeeded in crawling up one side
of the cab .over the roof, and down
the other. McKay remonstrated with
him, but it was no use. Then McKay,
apparently disgusted, turned aside and
said: 'You can't do anything with n
crazy man. He's drug crazy. "
Willing; to IMead Innnnltf.
An important conference from the
viewpoint of the defense, was held In
the Tombs today. Those present, in
addition to Thaw, were his wife and
former Judge Oleott. leading attorney
for the defense. It Is reported that as
a result of the conference Thaw with
drew his opposition to entering a plea
of emotional Insanity when the ca';o
comes to trial.
MR. AND MRS. LONGWORTH
GUESTS AT FRENCH PALACE
Congressman and Wife Entertained at
Dinner by President Fallieres
Paris. July 10. President and Mme.
Fallieres gave a dinner last night at
the Elysee palace In honor of Mr. and
Mrs. Nicholas Ixngworth. The guest
Included Ambassador and Mrs. McCor
mick, the members of the staff of the
American embassy, J. G. A. Lelshman.
American ambassador to Turkey, and
Mrs. Lelshman; Foreign Minister
Bourgeois. Minister of Interior CR-men-ceau.
Minister of War Eilenne, Minis
ter of Marine Thomson, Minister of
Public Works Bartacu. Minister of
Agriculture Ruau, M. Jusserand, am
bassador of France to the United
States, and Mme. Jusserand: General
Brugere, and the duke and duchess of
Chambrun. A musical followed.
MEMORIAL FOR THE VICTIMS
Services at St. Paul's, London, for Those
Killed in Wreck.
London. July 10. Memorial service
for the American and Canadian vic
tims of the Salisbury railroad disaster
July 1 took place at St Paul's cathe
dral this morning in the presence of a
very large congregation, including Am
bassador Reid and other prominent