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FIFTY-SIXTH YEAH. NO. 240.
THE ARGUS, WEDNESDAY, JULY 31, 1907.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
MEET CALLED OFFjORE STRIKE
Cilorado Springs Coro
ner Advances New The
ory in Mystery.
JEROME AT WORK ROB
CARRY ELECTION BEYOND ITS
New York District Attorney
Starts All Machinery on
Independence for Philippines
Desire Shown in Result
of First Election.
Track Contest of Sixth Regi
ment Prevented by Controver
versyOver Monmouth Man.
INVOLVES TWO DEATHS
Amos Rurobaugh, an Icwan,
Takes Life When Summoned
to the Inquest.
Culoiado Springs, Col., July 31.
Amui It. Ruinbaugh, who shot him:-'if
late yesterday rather than testify .'
the inquest over the bo.ly (if his tiien 1
Miss Lama Matthews, died early this
morning at St. Francis hospital.
tilit!ntt I i Inn i pen ri lire.
Pittsbuig, July 31. The suicide of
Amos It. Rumhaugh at Colorado
Springs has cleared the mystery rT
his dls.appearnoo from his home -.v
Mount l'leasant, Iowa, two weeks ago.
ltumbaugh was married and was one
of the most prominent citizens m
l.rfi II .line Myxtcrloiixly.
Two weeks ago he left home without
itlating to his wife or relatives wheth
er he was going or why. Am
TO FIND TAVSJANIAN'S SLAYER
Trunk Said to Have Been Found at
Lowell, Mass., Revealing Plans
New York. July 31 District Attor
ney Jerome has taken personal charge
of the investigation into the plot of
the Armenian blackmailers which led
to the assassination of S. Tavsjanian,
and all the forces of the district attor
ney's ollicc and police department
worked zealously today to ferret out
mole clews that would lead to the ar
res of the murderers who are believed
to have masked their operation? tinder
the name of Ilunchakists, the Armen
ian revolutionary society.
Trunk :K l.uwcll. Miinm.
A trunk is reported to have been
found in Lowell, Mass., which is paid
to contain papers revealing the plots
of the blackmailers.
Withdraws From Caleb
Powers Case at Re
quest of Defense.
HELD TO BE PREJUDICED
British Request for Stopping of War
Heeded When Life of McLean
Rumhaugh was a private in the Mill iy) McLean
til t I. -..;, 1'iJiml. . ft
. v'u. . i t.iiii.i I'liuuii i : .inn 1 I i i
with distinction in the Philippines.
Hi-Met es lli.lli Stiii'lili-w.
Coioner Kichardson stated this after
noon in his opinion Laura Matthews
ami Amos K. Rumhaugh committed
suicide. lU said he believed Miss Mat
thews, killed heiseif b cause of unre
quited love on tile part of C. A. Coey,
the Chicago millionaire, and that
Tangier. July "1. At the request of
the British minister here made up in
of a letter from ('aid (Sir liar-
stating Itaisuli. who holds
him prisoner, threatens to put him to
death unless the trodps of the govern
ment are withdrawn, the minister of
war today ordered the suspension of
all operations against Itaisuli.
Denies All Allegations but Says
He Must Guard His
NATIONALISTS HAVE A LEAD
Get Manila by Large Majority
Outlying Districts Will Not be
Heard From for Two Weeks.
Itiim- , Matthews
haueh, who had been drinking heavily, presen..
a wealthy Chioagoan, and Dr. H. A.
! Thomas, of "11 Itauch," frequently :i
member of the parties at w.iieh Miss
and men referred to were
Georgetown, Ky., Julv 31. Special
Judge Itobbins vacated the bench to
day in the Caleb Powers murder trial
following the filing of an affidavit al
leging prejudice. The allidavit alleged
Rohhins was prejudiced and could not
give Powers a fair trial.
Ili-llirtt K:ich li:iri;i-.
The judge took up and denied each
allegation specifically, but said it was
too late to mar his record as a judge
by sitting in a case when he was ac
cused of unfairness. He said the state
ment to the t fiect he said after the
last trial that, they were all guilty and
should be hanged, was utterly false.
Breathless silence was maintained in
the crowded court room when the judge
i cad his opinion lt-fori? vacating the
bench. If came as a complete1 surprise
to the spectators.
rente IUnI urliiina-e.
As he left the bench people rose in
their seats and began a disturbance,
!.! they had to be subdued lv the sher
iff. The attorneys are now trying to
agree on another judge
.Arguments to have Judge Kobbins
vacate tlie bench were completed yes
teiday and this afternoon the court
took the matter under advisement.
had killed himself because of infatu
ation tor the girl.
Nurxt' I?: I nm:ik-tl.
Ceiloraiio Springs. Col., July :il. At
the coroner's inquest hold over the r -mains
ef Miss Laura Matthews, whos-;
eitad bo.iv was found lying in a lair
near Broadmoor with a bullet hole in
her head, several sensational fact 5
Miss Green, the nurse who has been
the dead woman's companion while in
Colorado Springs, admitted having
written several letters to friends ef
Me;s. Matthews in Chicago and ids'-
1 1 m Ji 1 1: 1 11 " h aooomnanied Miss Creeiie
a nurse, to a livery stable about 5
o'elock Mi. inlay morning to see if the
actress' horse had been returned. He
se nl a telegram to Cory demanding the
latter to "do the right thing by the
girl," and it w-is with nim Mis Mat
thews left a le-lter in which was en
closed another letter to Coey.
I. filer Arc Import nut.
The officers have not yet had time to
examine kumhaugh's effects, and the
inionor had the room locked. 11 Ruin
baugh did not destroy the letters, it is
believed they will show facts which
where Mating that Laura had taken
her life. If developed that these
ters. were written before she had been
informed of the finding of Miss Mat
thew's, body. She explained this by
saying that she had anticipated such
Miss Green also testified that sev
eral days ago she and Miss Matthews
had vi.'.ited a local mortuary and Miss
Matthews, had selected a casket ami
lemai ked :
"This is the kind of a casket I wisii
to be buried in."
oiiiiuilK Deed in llolel.
Colorado Springs, Col., July ::i.
Amos ltumbaugh, a close friend of
Laura Matthews the young woman win
committed suicide near Broadmoor
Sunday night, added horror and mys
tery to the gruesome case by shooting
himself tiirough the head yesterday af
ternoon. Rnmbaugh committed the act
in his room at the Alia Vista hotel.
When the idiot was fired is not known,
as the deed was discovered only when
officers went to his room to ascertain
why he had not responded to a sub
poena to attend the coroner's inquest
over Miss Matthews' body.
hum Mini) of Cilrl'x KriemN.
That the act of Rumhaugh is a di
rect result of the death of Miss Mat
thews is not doubted. He was to have
appealed yesterday afternoon as a wit
ness at the inquest. ltumbaugh claim
ed to be but a chance acquaintance of
the girl, but it developed that. he knew
her in Chicago, also knew C. A. Coey,
h't inence. The
many persons of prom
telegram sint bv Hum
baugh to Coey, taken in the light of his
action, is of more meaning now. It
was as follows :
Laura committed suicide on account
of you. L( Iters left bi'hind. Send $3uo
at once for expenses."
FOR CAPT. KIRKMAN
Manila. July 31. The independence
factions who united in the campaign
under the name of the nationalists ap
pear to have won the general election,
held throughout the islands yesterday.
Incomplete returns from 5u out of KO
districts show that 31 nationalists were,
elected, 10 progressives, S independ
ence candidates, and 1 Catholic.
I.nrixe l.ontl in I ily.
In Manila the nationalists won by i
large niajoritv in both districts. Domin-
andnr Gomez claims the election in the
First district in the city, while Justo
Lnkhan contests the election of both
It probably will be in days or two
weiks before the complete returns are
reee h e d.
SLOW TO SIGN UP
Bondsmen of Moyer, Though
Violent Partisans, Must
Senator Foraker De
nounces Action of the
IN ENDORSING TAFT
Olive Branch Held Out in Reso
lution is Rejected With
the Utmost Scorn.
MISS RIFLE SHOOT, TOO
Injunction Interferes With Marksman
ship Trial Company A Holds
Dock Workers Vote to
go Back to Work
FURNISHED BY THE UNION
Delays Release of Western Mine Presi
dent Till Evening Adams
Goes to Trial.
Floats Ashore on Staten Island and
Civer. Evidence of Another Re
New York. July 31. The niutilat 1
lower part of the iwidy of a young wo
man tloated ashore today on Staten is
land. The body had evidently been in
th water some time and there is eveiy
indication the woman had been murdered.
TRUTH NOT IN A CHINAMAN?
Army Officer Trying to Secure Release
From Federal Prison Denied
Writ of Habeas Corpus.
Liquor Interests of Georgia
Will Leave State Under
Tope-ka. Kan., July 31. Federal
Judge: Smith McPherson filed an opi l
ion here today denying the application
for a writ of habeas corpus made by
George W. Kirkman. ex-captain eif the
United Stales army, now serving threo
years in the federal prison at Leaver
worth. The elecision is important a.i
Hearing em the matter of time oft al
lowed military prisoners lor good bo
havior. It is Kirkman's second rebuff
in an effort to secure his release.
Augusta. Ga., July 31. Choas re ism
in the liquor traffic today since it is a
foregone conclusion the bill providing
for absolute prohibition after Jan. 1
will be signed by Governor Smith be
fore the end of the week. Dispatches
from Savannah and other cities tell a
story of financial loss that runs in'.o
It is stated here today the railroads
have offered to transport breweries
and stills to other states free of freight
Florida and Alabama are the states
to which the whisky interests will
move from Georgia.
FAST TRAINS MEET HEAD0N
But Were Running at Low Rate and
Nobody is Killed.
Marshaillown, Iowa. July 31. Tho
Des Moines-Kansas City limited an 1
Twin-City Chicago special em the Chi
cago Great We-stern railway collided
head-on near this city today. Fortun
ately the trains were running at slow
fpeed and the passengers escaped wit'i
a severe shaking up and the bruising
Lynchburg, Va., July 31. Twenty
five persons were injured, one serious
ly, in a head-on collision at Kvington
on the Southern railway, 30 miles south
ot tins city, today between passenger
Venironen Say They Wouldn't Believe
One Under Oath.
Los Angeles, Cal.. July 31. After
f.'.to vi niremeii had been called a jury
of 12 men has been found who will
hear tho evidence of Dr. (!. S. Chan, a
Chinaman, charged with practicing
medicine without a license. Nearly all
of the C7S veniremen who did not
oualil'y declared they would not be
lieve a Chinaman under oatli.
Begin Cable Service Aug. 1.
New York. July 31. Continercni
service will lie begun Aug. I over the
new ull-Amoriran cable laid di recti;.1
from New Yoik to Colon bv the Cen
P.oise, Idaho, July 31. Charles II.
Moyer last night furnished bail in the
sum of $25,(100 and was released from
jail. The Butte unions put up money
in the First National bank to indem
nify the bondsmen. These are Tim
othy Ragan and Thomas J. .lone.-.
The former is a man of wealth, whien
lie made in the mines. Jones is a law
yer. P.oth have beca ,ilent. partisans,
but they desired to sop the money be
fore signing tho bond. The delay in
getting it hero kept Moyer in jail un
til at night.
Dr. I. L. McC.ee of Wallace was lat
evening bound over to the district
court on the charge' of perjury alleg".l
to have been committed in the Hay
wood case. He was permitted to go
on his own resognizance. McGee is
the man who testified he saw Orcharl
at Mullen em the day of the dost ruc
tion of the Hunker Mill Sullivan mine,
and that he saw Orchard in Walla."-'
in July, lfiO-1, when it is claimed. ho
was in Denver getting ready to take
the trail of Fred W. P.radley in Sa-i
Wiim llm r DisnilnHcil.
lie once before was arrested on this
charge, but a justice of the peace dis
missed the case under circumstance
which seemd conspicuous. The state
had him arrested en a warrant sworn
out before the probate judge.
Last night Sheriff Railev of Sho
shone county left for Wallace wi;
Steve Adams, the man who achieve
distinction hv remaining dumb during
Cincinnati, Ohio, July 31. When
Foraker learned of the action of th
republican state committee yesterday
afternoon, he gave out the following.
"The committee has no more right
to speak on that subject for the re
publicans of Ohio than any other
twenty-one republicans might havj
had. The action of the committee will
not affect my course. The next state
convention will have authority to
speak and bv its action it will he the
duty of every good republican to
ltiik In Silent.
Akron, Ohio, July 31. Senator Dick
refused to discuss the action ot the re
publican state committee on Taft. He
also refused to comment on Foraker
letter to the committee.
S:ile fur l'omker.
Columbus. Ohio, July :il. The can
didacy of William II. Taft, secretary of
war, for the republican nomination for
presidi'iit, was indorsed by the republi
can state committee yesterday, 15 .)
(I. The indorsement carried with i".
the declaration that the republicans of
Camp Lincoln, Springfield, 111., Ju'y
30, 1!K)7. (Special correspondence to
The Argus.) From the present ouv
look the boys at Camp Lincoln will
miss out on two of the features of the
annual encampment. These are the
rifle shoot anil the track meet. Tin
range is still closed and there is no
chance now that it will be opened in
time to give the Cth regiment time to
shoot, for the case did not come up
until today and tomorrow is Gover
nor's day and Friday the regiment
will receive its annual inspection by
the state inspector. Colonel Fieldhouse.
ItrfiiKF to Compete.
There are two reasons for not hav
ing the field me-et ; the first is that suit
able time is not available? anil tne sej-i
ond is that a squabble has arisen over
tho eligibility of a man named Nixon
whose entry by Co. II of Monmoutn
caused trouble last year also. This
year he repented his performance of
last year of showing up the day beforo
the meet in civilian clothes, and put
ting in his time loafing and training.
lather than serving as a soldier. Tie
companies were "next to" Monmouth
last year, hut finally decided to give
them tho advantage. Rut this yea-
the contestants absolutely refuse te
participate if Co. II is not fair enough
te withdraw the protested man. Thi:
does not seem probable and so the
meet is about off.
The election for captain of Co. A
will be held Wednesday evening at S
o'clock. This is causing little excite-
MINES WILL REOPEN
Steel Company Decides to Take
Back All Old Men Who
Wish to Return.
Ohio opposed the elimination fror.i I me-nt as th6 result seems a settle 1
public life of Senators Foraker an 1
Wnnlt'il No I'nuirK.
Although bealen by a decisive vote,
adherents of Foraker in committee re
fused to accent the olive' branch ex
tended by Taft supporters and there
was no effort to make the action of th
committee unanimous. ...
The indorsement of Taft was vigor
ously opposed by Foraker. who. upon
the eve ot the meeting, emenlv voiced
lissent to the proposition.
NEW SCHEDULE TO
South American Telegraph
the Haywood trial. Steve will b
again tried in Wallace for the murde
of Fred Tyler in 10nt, to which he con
fessed in his general confession given
to Detective McParland.
MAKE ROOSEVELT KING, ADVICE OF
DR. PETER McQUEEN, THE WRITER
Ottumwa, Iowa, July 31. That Amer-; can not to say about who shall repre
iea should be converted into a kingdom
and Theodore Roosevelt be? made king
for life, is the startling declaration
made in an interview by Dr. Peter Mc-
Queen, the noted writer and war cor
ltspondent. He bluntly holds that the people are
not appreciative of what self-government
means, and that their welfare
would be promoted under a monarchy
with a strong willed man like Roose
velt as supreme head.
Pny For IIIn Oltlif,
"If a man wants to be United States
senator," said Dr. McQueen, "he sim
ply pays so much cash and is made
senator. What has the average Ameri-
English Lord Now Drummer.
De troit. Mich.. July 31. Lord Sholto
Douglas, descendant of the marquis of
nuiinn cKnrri rttlirt Im mAil flA ...... I
v.iv v n.im ii j( n mi iiailli:u Lilt: III t. St. u I.
prize ring rules, is now a traveling I
ralesman for a Detroit jewelry tirm.l
He has dropped his title as well as his-
sent him in the United States senate?
The Americans, as a class, rave over
the conditions in other countries, but
the fact is, there is no country on earth
in which the working classes are more
imposed upon, or where wealth is wor
f hiped more by the reigning classes,
Amrrii'iinN Arc Arrocnnt.
i tie men of tne i niteei states are
the most arrogant in the world, and the
women the most overbearing. Roose
velt is a great man and the people
should be glad to place a crown upon
his head and relinquish what little re-
Fponsibility in government they now
claim to possess."
Dr. McQueen is passing through the
west on a lecture tour.
money and is known as just Sholto
1 Lincoln, July 31. The prohibition
ists of Ne braska gathered here today in
state convention and nrirmtnrl nn n.
Abolish Contraband of War. i. , ....
The Hague. July 31. The Britisn! " 1 '"'""
proposition for the abolitiem cotitr.i iins Constitutional and statutory out-
band was adopted in committee today, lawry of the liquor traffic." Because of
NEBRASKA PROHIBS DEMAND THE
OUTLAWRY OF THE LIQUOR TRAFFIC
Better Service on Three of Street Car
Lines to be Inaugurated Begin
spent their tim"
duty, the wor.c
Beginning tomorrow better service
will be inaugurated m three of the
street car lines in Rock Island, later
Hips being made on the Long View
tnd Third and Fourth avenue lines.
On the Long View the improvement
will be mainly beneficial to those us
ing the line toward Ninth avenue and
Twenty-fifth street, four additional trips
being provided for under the nevv
schedule. Hereafter the last car will
reach that terminal at midnight, and
will then go to the barn. The last
through car over the hill to Thirtieth
street and Fourteenth avenue will be
ir minutes later than at present, and
will leave the Harper house at 11:2:!.
The change on the short end is made
by having the cars run through to the
end instead of going to the barn direct.
On the Third and Fourth avenuo
three additional trips will be provid
ed, the last car leaving at 11:52 on the
Third avenue lino from each end, and
on tho Fourth avenue at midnight from
ich end. The last car heretofore has
left the Rock Island terminus at 11:15.
Tho change in time has thrown all
of the runs on the three lines open,
and as a result there will be much
shifting tomorrow on the part of the
trainmen, and (liferent employes will
be seen on r ""ally every line in
thing, the reelection of Captain Kd
The third battalion
Tuesday in receiving
the regulars in sentry
was very interesting.
Tuesday evening an entertainment
was held for the "vets" of '!S. The
band gjivea concert a quartet from
the local companv sang, and a tow
short speeches were made. The sol
diers had a fine time. The fith wa
one of the volunteer regiments whicn
saw much service in Cuba and Porzo
Cmnp ( li:i IT.
The meals that were served to th
company on Tuesday were fine (')
The second cook was trying his haul
at serving up the dope and the resu t
was something awful. The beefsteak
had to be chewed three separate and
distinct times, the pudding was so poo
that even MacManus couldn t ear
much of it. The only good thing on
the table was the dill pickles, but
Lieutenant Hart teiok all of those be
fore Lieutenant Souders could get
them. No more second cook meals fa;
Private "Roeikie" Steenburg has
trouble in getting First Sergeant
Straussburger to pronounce his nam
correctly. The top sergeant keeps
calling him steamboat and trying V.
get him to take out an excursion.
Despite the many letters pleadin
for kind treatment for the "rookies
they were very roughly handled when
the old men initiated them Tuesday
To calm the fears of the fond niother
and sisters the vets send word thit
the hospital attendants reiwirt that
there are strong hopes for the recov
ery of all, with the possible exception
of Private Rich who is suffering frori
his enforced loss of dignity
Duluth, July 31. The ore doe
strikers have voted to return to work
and operations will be resumed touio-
row. i ins is regarded as tne ureakin;
of the strike. It is believed that thi
steel corporation will now reopen thi
IK-iiionsirnlloa I'jmlly 4 he Lril.
Hibbing, Minn.. July 31. Six hun
dred strikers assembled at day light
today to start a demonstration to sto;
all work at the mines in the Chisholiu
district. They were stopped by th
sheriff and ten deputies and driven
back to town like a lot of sheep.
Ailoit n I"oIii-.
New York. July 31. It was learned
today from authoritative quarters that
i definite program has been reachr-'i
by the steed corporation in the matte
of its strike in the northwest. The cor
poration has decided to begin opei-
ations immediately and has notinel
the men that any of them who want to
come back to work will be taken, it
the old men desire to return, they will
be taken back without any preiudic?
whatever because of the strike.
This is considered eminently fair to
the men in view of the various Inter
ruptions hi the company's business
which their strike has caused. As to
taking up with the men the questio'1
of wages, the company's position is it
entered into an agreement with th
men in May. as to what the wagers
would be for the season of 1907 until
Oct. 10. next.
CROPS AVERAGE UP '
WELL FOR SEASON
Estimates for First of Auqust Indi
cates Staples are But a Few
Points Below Normal.
Fair average crops are promise I
this year, after all. according to the
report of Correspondent Campbell who
forwarded today to the department ot
agriculture his estimates for Aug. 1.
The condition of corn is placed at 80
per cent eif normal. ef oats at 75 per
cent, winter rye at 85 per cent, pasture
100 per cent and Irish potatoes S5 iter
cent. Clover is S5 per cent of a fu l
crop and timothy is placed at the same
figure'. It is estimated that 10 p?r
cent of the oats harvested last year
are still on hand. The saner kraut our-
look is brilliant, cabbage being a full
crop. A giKid supply or grapes is also
in sight, the estimate being 80 pe'
ce-nt. Apples are placed at 30 per ceat
and peaches at 20 per cent.
the new direct primary law no candi
dates for state offices were nominated.
The platform congratulated the reform
ers of the state and nation on the vic
tories already won in "educational, leg-' Francis Miles
islative and judicial warfare on the aged 80. He
FIRE CAUSES $2,670 LOSS
Dry Goods Store and Blacksmith Shop
Burn at Cordova.
Fire caused a loss of $2,070 at Cor
dova Monday night, a dry goods store
f.nd a blacksmith shop being totally
eiestroyed by a blaze which it is
thought was started by some miscreant.
The fire was discovered at midnight.
The dry goods store building was the
property of W. A. Wooster and was
valued at $S00, while the stock of goods
owne d by F. S. Cool was worth $1,000.
The blacksmith shop, which was ad
jacent to the store and which was also
destroyed, was worth $S70 with the
equipment. The shop belonged to An
NEW PASTOR FOR MILAN
Rev. C. E. Hawkins Comes From North
to Take Methodist Charge.
Rev. C. II. Walters, pastor of tho
-Milan .Mot and ist churcn. lias be -n
transferred to the Minnesota confer
ence, according to a statement made
by Presiding Klder V. R. Wiley today.
and Rev. C. E. Hawkins of the Min
nesota conference is transferred to the
Central Illinois conference in his place.
The change takes effe'Ct at once, M.
Hawkins coming to Milan to take
Gittings is Dead.
Clarence R. Gittings. candidate for
the republican nomination feir con
gress in the Fourteenth district Sn
1005 to succeed the late B. F. Marsh,
is dead at his home at Terre Haute,
111. He was (13 years of age, and had
served in the legislature.
Mrs. Pet Magill, of Clinton, III ,
Died From Effects of
NEW PNEUMATIC CHURN
LEAVES NO BUTTERMILK
Wisconsin Company Formed to Make
Invention Which Will Revolution
Author of Blue and Gray Dead.
Ithaca. N. Y., July 31. Former Judge
Finch died here today,
wrote the ballad "The
Blue and the Gray.'
Fond du Lac, is., July l. A com
pany was organized here yesterday to
manufacture a churn, which is expect
i-d to revolutionize the dairy business.
By means of a hollow dasher, in which
an air pump is located, air is constant
ly forced through the cream as it is
being churned and all the solid matter
converted into butter, leaving no but
termilk, but only whey. It is claimed
that the new process will 'produce from
50 to 100 per cent more butter from
the same amount of cream than the old
Clinton, 111.. July 31. The report of
medical experts who made an analysis
of the contents of the stomach of Mrs.
Pe t Magill, first wife of Fred II. MagilS,
was received here today by State's At
torney Miller. It is announced the re
port is to the effect that Mrs. Magill
died from chloroform poisoning. A
trace of arsenic was also found.
Lot H. Derrick, special assistant
state's attorney, preparing evidence for
the special grand jury, said:
"The chemist's report does not weak
en our case, we contend a suicide
compact existed between Fred Magill
and his first wife. The law makes it
murder if one person agrees with an
other to commit suicide and deliber
ately deceives the other person. If one
person to the compact fails to carry
out the agreement, it is manslaughter.
If deliberate deception is shown, it is
murder. That will be our case."