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FIFTY-SEVENTH YEAR. XO. 18.
THE ARGUS, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 1907.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
AT LAST BREAKS SILENCE
Baron Hayashi, Minister
of Foreign Affairs,
TO ASSOCIATED PRESS
Declares His Country Is Taking
Steps to Regulate Emigra
tion to America.
Tokio, Nov. 7. The official silence
so long and consistently maintained
by Japan on the subject of relations
of the United States and Japan in con
nection with persistent reports of fric
tion, was broken today by an Asso
ciated Press interview with the min
ister of foreign affairs, Hayashi.
MuHt Ilemuin Cordial.
Hayashi said the relations between
Japan and America were as smooth
and cordial as ever, and the cause of
civilization as well as community of
interest demanded their lasting peace.
He admitted the immigration question
was a most serious matter, but post
tive It would be settled without frte
Taking Step to Keiuedy.
The Japanese government proposes
to control Immigration in such a man
ner as to benefit Japan and at the same
time conform to the wishes of the
American government and is taking
active steps in this direction.
GIVE UP STRIKE
Telegraphers Definitely Vote to
Abandon the Fight for
SEEKING THEIR FORMER JOBS
Western Union and Postal Companies
However, Are Unable to Give
All Who Apply Places.
New York, Nov. 7. President Clowry
of the Western Union Telegraph com
pany said today the returning strikers
will only be reemployed on their indi
vidual application and but a small per
centage of them can be given employ
ment. Following the official calling off
of the telegraphers' strike, the offices
of the Western Union were crowded
with applicants today, who sought to
regain their old positions. 'None was
accepted, however, the company, ac
cording to its statement, Iiavlng
brought its force up to the original
I.nnted EiKhy-Mne I)nn.
Chicago, Nov. 7. The telegraphers'
strike, which lasted 89 days, Is at an
While the official notice to this effect
has not been Issued, all strikers were
notified that they could return to work
without disobeying any order of the
As a matter of form, the local un
ions throughout the United States wi'l
take a vote on a recommendation that
the strike be officially declared off by
the national executive board. Thi
i Chicago strikers took another secret
ballot yesterday and adopted a resolu
tion calling oft the strike by a vote of
231 to 58.
During the day many strikers ao
plied for reinstatement at the ofllcej
of the Western Union and Postal. 'A
number were assigned, while othens
were informed" that they would be sent
word, when, needed. The messenger
service throughout the city was r
stored. The big. hotels, where it has
been impossible to get Messengers
were all notified that calls would be
Board to fefficlnlly Art.
The national executive" board w'.II
send out a statement today of th".
situation, and recommeffd that all
strikers vote to officially end the strike,
The board iu Its statement gives a his
tory of the strike, and then advises al
strikers to remain in the union.
"We believe it is best to suspend
the strike," states the board, "with a
view to striking again if we do not
get concessions in the future. V
claim that the strikers have won
victory, as the companies will avoil
future trouble by making concessions,
The companies are asserting that they
have won a victory. But they can say
with Pyrrhd3 after his armies had
won a victory, but had suffered greater
losses than the enemy, 'If we have an
other such victory we are undone,
Superintendent T. P. Cook of the
would be given work as fast as ther j
To fonnlder Strike a Vacation.
'We have had no personal feelint;
in this strike against any individual,"
said he. "Any striker who is reem
ployed will be treated with as niuc'i
consideration as if there had been no
strike. We will regard them as just
coming back from a vacation. The
past is forgotten, and each employe
must recognize this. If any retumel
striker should insult a nonunion man
he will be discharged, and viSe versa.
We will open branch offices when?
there is a necessity for them. There
have been too many in the past. But
that matter will regulate itself."
Superintendent W. I. Capen said
that many strikers had asked for posi
"We will employ them on their mer
its," he said. "Before the strike many
operators were paid more than they
earned because they had grown old in
the employ of the company. All who
return will be judged accordhig to their
ability. The strike has demonstrated
that the machines we are using are a
success. We have one here and an
other in St." Ixuis that are run by'eight
girls. Before the strike the same work
done by the two machines would re
quire 10 men at $S0 a month each."
StriiRitle Tenrhett Kconoiny.
Both companies will make changes
in their methods of doing business.
The strike has taught them, the offi
cials state, how to economize in tele
raphing. During the 24 years of
peace, laey said, many changes were
avoided because it might throw oper
ators out of employment. The strike
has permitted them to make these
changes in methods and as a conse
quence much unnecessary expense
will be eliminated.
There is agitation among the mem
bers of the union to continue the as
sessment on the broker and lease!
wire operators for the benefit of the
strikers until they all return to work.
A special meeting of the union may
be called to consider this and also to
elect new officers.
t'nune of the Struggle.
The strike began Aug. 7 in th
Western Union offices in Los Angeles
Cal. At midnight of the following day
Chicago joined the strike by a walkoat
of the Western Union night force.
The day operators and the Postal men
followed next day and in the following
week city after city throughout the
United States and Canada joined the
President Sylvester J. Small issued
a general strike order Aug. 10, an J
the telegraph tieup throughout the
country was almost complete. Th
fight dragged on with no hope-of set
tlement for a month.
BRANDT TO PRISON
Berlin Pamphleteer Who Ac
cused Von Bulow Sentenced
to 18 Months' Term.
WAS APING EDITOR HARDEN
Charged Complainant in Case Was
Guilty of Practices Harden Ac
cused Von Moltke Of.
Threatened Trouble on
British Railways Not
Roosevelt Will be Forced to Ac
cept Third Term as Re
sult of Election
0ECLARES TIM WOODRUFF
Berlin, Nov. 7. Adolph Brandt, the
pamphleteer who, in handbills, accused
Chancellor von Bulow of practices sim-
ilar to those laid to Count Ivuno von
Moltke by Maximilian Harden, the ed
itor, yesterday was found guilty of crim
inal libel and sentenced to 18 months'
The trial was begun yesterday morn
ing and gave promise of highly sensa
tional developments. The courtroom
was crowded, numerous foreign office
officials and well known society people
being in the assemblage.
I'rince von Bulow was present to
give evidence. Several of Brandt's
witnesses were not forthcoming, in
cluding Count Lynar, Count von Hohe-
nau and Count von Schuienburg. The
evidence of the last named was con
sidered of the greatest importance, in
asmuch as he was the principal source
of Brandt's information in his allega
tions against Prince von Bulow.
( Feared the Ordeal.
Dr. Barnau, the counsel for the da
fense, expressed doubt whether the
accused would prove able to stand the
strain of the proceedings, as he suf
fered from fainting fits. . The public
prosecutor opposed delay, and the trial
Brandt was put on the witness stand
and contended that he had merely ac
cused Prince von Bulow of an abnor
mal disposition. He did not consider
that that was defamation. Indeed,
said Brandt, he himself was similarly
Prince Vou Bulow then took the
stand. He said that not only was he
not abnormally disposed, but he could
not understand such things. Brandt's
accusations, he said, were absurd and
Never Met in Frlvnte.
The prince denied undue or unusual
familiarity with his chief secretary,
Schaefer. He was never in Schaefer's
house, had never met him in private.
and had dined with him only twice or
thrice. He had never been the victim
He knew Prince Zu Eulenburg and
Count von Hohenau, and had heard,
years ago, about, their alleged procliv
ities, but had never received proofs -f
SIDES TO ARBITRATE
Lloyd-George Draws Basis o!
Agreement Acceptable to
London, Nov. 7. The anticipated
railroad strike throughout Great Brit
ain, the idea of which caused great
concern, has been averted by an agree
ment drafted by David Lloyd-George,
president of the board of trade, and
signed late last evening by the chair
men of the principal railroad com
panies and the representatives of the
Amalgamated Society of Railway
Left to Board it Arbitration.
The agreement piovides in general
for the consideration of further mat
ters in dispute primarily by a sectional
board of conciliation representing the
various grades of employes and the in
In last resort the matter .will be set
tled by arbitration. The directors of
the railroads bind themselves to com
pulsory outside intervention in dis
putes with their employes. A board
of conciliation will be composed in ev
ery case of elected employes of the
companies concerned, as well as offi
cials of the various railroads.
, KIdk llliunelf iDtereMted.
This dispute, apart from its effect on
the public business, has attracted the
attention of high officials of the govern
ment, even that of King Edward him
self. For this reason the news of the
settlement was not given out until the
king had received from Mr. Lloyd
George that the crisis was over.
New York Leaders Believe Hearst is
Politically Dead Illinois Vote
Washington, Nov. 7. President Roose
velt today issued a statement regard
ing the elections held Tuesday, in
which he says he regards the elections
as extremely graurymg ana on me
whole the showing made was an im
provement over what It was four years
and eight years ago.
WILL ASK CONGRESS TO
REMOVE TARIFF ON PAPER
motion of his bank. Hundreds ol
copies of both magazines were taken
to the courtroom to be read from to
the jury by District Attorney Blodgett.
St. Louis, Mo., Nov. 7. Alleging that
Edward G. Lewis had fraudulently col
lected $1,185,000 through the operation
of his mail order bank, the defunct
People's United States bank of Univer
sity City, and that he had loaned him
self $844,000 of that money, the gov
ernment yesterday began the presenta
tion of one of its cases against the
former banker in the United States
GIVES NEW BOOST
PALMA SN FAVOR OF
U.S. RULE IN CUBA
TAFT IS NOT FRIGHTENED
Former President of Republic .Makes
Statement of His Views on
Secretary Will Return Home Through
Siberia as Planned.
Manila, Nov. 7. Secretary Taft told
the Associated Press yesterday he ex
pected to return home over the Siber
ian railway. He thought at first the
troubles at Vladivostok would keep h',3
party away from there. He has re
ceived no replies to dispatches of in
quiry he sent, but regards it as proba
ble he will stick to his original plans.
Havana, Nov. 7. Estrada Palma,
formerly president of Cuba, has au
thorized the publication of his views
regarding American intervention. He
declares publicly in favor of American
control in Cuba. The statement is con
sidered important, a Palma still com
mands influence with a large number
AS IT CAME FROM
Chicago City Council Adopts Tele
phone Ordinance After 17-Hour
Chicago, Nov. 7. The Chicago Tele'
phone company's franchise extension
ordinance was passed by the city, coun
cil eariy today. The schedule of rates,
practically as it came from the com
pany's hands, was adopted as part of
the ordinance. The council was in
continuous session 17 hours.
CARRIAGE FALLS IN CANAL
Dutch Minister of State, Brother and
Their Wives Drowned.
Amsterdam, Nov. 7. The minister of
state, Jonkher Van Panhuys, and his
brother, the mayor of Leek, and their
wives were all drowned last night
while out driving, their carriage f a 1
ing into a canal during a dense fog.
Medal for American.
London, Nov. 7. The Royal society,
with the approval of King Edward
has awarded the Copley medal to Pro
fessor Albert A. Michaelson of the Uni
versity of Chicago for optical invest!
Father of Clarke Brothers Dead.
Des Moines, Iowa, Nov. 7. William
D. Clarke, father of the famous base
ball players, Fred Clarke of Pittsburg
and Josh Clarke of Toledo, died today,
aged 79 years.
Progressives Win in . Philippines.
Manila, P. I., Nov. 7. Returns from
elections held Tuesday indicate that
the progress party has scored a victory
NO HAND IN WRECK
OF THE ENTERPRISE
Jury Acquits Forrest R. Nichols of
Aiding Cashier Clark Two Years
Ago at Pittsburg.
Pittsburg, Nov. 7. Forrest R. Nich
ols, former secretary of V. H. An
drews, territorial delegate to congress
from New Mexico, was found not guii-.
ty in the federal court here today on
the charge of aiding and abetting
Cashier Clark, who suicided in wreck
ing the Enterprise National bank of
Allegheny two years ago.
ELECTRIC CAR TURNS ON SIDE
Twenty-Five Injured in Derailment on
Traction Line at Indianapolis.
Indianapolis, Ind., Nov. 7. An in
bound car on the Muncie-Anderson
branch of the Union Traction line was
wrecked at noon today at, the Monon
railroad crossing near the city. The
car turned on its side. Twenty-five
passengers were more or less hurt,
three of them seriously.
FOOTBALL NOT PRIZE FIGHTING, IS
OPINION OF JUDGE; NO INJUNCTION
Cleveland's Home Sold.
Fall River, Mass., Nov. 7. Gray
Gables, formerly the summer home of
G rover Cleveland at Buzzards Bay, J for the boys who indulge In the
has been sold, according to report here, ,tal, violent, and uncivilized" school
.Western Union said that the strikers to George D. Flynn. a brewer. game. "Rooting" he held to be an
Kankakee, 111., Nov. 7. Judge Frank
L. Hooper in the circuit court yester
day denied Attorney S. R. Moore's ap
plication for an injunction to restrain
the board of education from permitting
"prize fighting" in Kankakee schools:
Judge Hooper's ruling did not recog
nize the synonymity of prize fighting
and football assumed in the injunction
Boards of education," Judge Hooper
ruled, "have no right to interfere witft
the pleasures or training of school
children after school hours. A private
citizen has no right to interfere in
such matters unless he has sustained
some pecuniary injury."
Attorney Moore made a hard fight to
convince Judge Hooper that the term
football was a mere subterfuge for
prize fighting, and as such ought to
be prohibited. Hia argument was aim
ed especially at Principal L. W.Smith
of the Kankakee high school and F. N
Tracy, superintendent of schools. .
Find Warning In the Bible.
In his argument in favor of his bill
the attorney quoted everything from
the bible to the last issue of the Med
ical Journal. He pointed to the fate of
Cain and Abel as being that in store
evil scarcely less dangerous than foot
"The superintendent and the princi
pal of the high school during school
hours teach tue boys and girls' to give
a certain yell." he said. "Thev t.li
them to go out and 'root for their
school. I don't know what they mean
by 'root.' I went to college five years
and never 'rooted The man who does
such things has no right to be over
children as a teacher."
Doia't Think Murh of Officer.
... k .
Attorney Moore admitted he had
never met Principal Smith, but he im
agined he was "a thick necked indi
"What do Superintendent Tracy and
Principal Smith know about making
men and women of boys and girls any
way?" he demanded. "Neither of them
has a child. The Idea of such a thing.
You might as well put a lot of eggs
under a couple of old roosters."
At which sally even Judge Hooper
, . "Recently,',' Mr. Moore concluded,
"Attorney W. J. Brock of this city was
approached by a member of the Kan
kakee high school football team, who
said to him: 'Will youse guys buy a
ticket to our football game?' If foot
ball is responsible for such language
that Is reason alone why it should.be
New York, Nov. 7. Chairman Tim-
6thy L. Woodruff of the republican
state committee, who wired the presi
dent that Tuesday's republican victory
in Kings county was due to Mr. Roose
velt's strength in Brooklyn, said last
night that he believed the demand
would be such that the president would
be obliged to accept a renomination.
Chairman Woodruff had been asked
where he stood on the presidential sit
uation, when he replied: "I propose to
adopt a new policy, the policy of si
lence, but I don't mind expressing my
Will Be Swept Into Office.
"I am firmly of the opinion that the
demand for the renomination of Theo
dore Roosevelt will be so strong next
spring that the president will be pblig
ed to accept a renomination. Every
indication points to his being swept
into office by an overwhelming vote.
"Under the leadership of Roosevelt
in the nation and of Hughes in the
state, the rank and file of the Inde
pendence league will, in my judgment,
vote hereafter with the republican
Call Hearnt Dead One. -
The secondary results of the elec
tions, particularly as may affect the
political fortunes of party leaders, were
threshed out at many political meeting
places last night. Tammany Leader
Charles F. Murphy sees in the defeat
of the republican and Independence
fusion league in New York county the
retirement of William R. Hearst as a
factor in local politics. Republican
State Chairman Timothy L. Woodruff
also believes that Mr. Hearst has been
everlastingly eliminated" as a politi
cal consideration and that the inde
pendence league vote will now go to
the republicans. Mr. Woodruff bases
his prediction upon the result In Kings
county, where the independence league
vote was lost sight of in the republi
can victory over the democrats. On
the other hand, the league vote did not
go a great way in helping the republl
cans in Manhattan, where the fusion
ticket was beaten by the straight Tam
many candidates. '
Saloonn Rout Moxt Decisive.
Springfield, 111., Nov. 7. Additional
returns from the 18 counties which
held elections under the new local op
tion law Tuesday show that the vie
tory of the anti-saloon forces was more
sweeping than first reports indicated
Of 65 precincts in the counties of
Calhoun, Cass, Menard, Morgan and
Scott, in central Illinois, 58 voted on
the saloon proposition. Fifty-two be
came anti-saloon, territory by that vote
only six precincts in five counties glv
ing majorities for saloons.
Beardstown is the only town in the
five counties in which the proposition
to abolish saloons met defeat This is
accounted for by Ernest A. Scrogan,
attorney for the Illinois Anti-Saloon
league, by the limited number of work
ers at Meardstown in behalf of the organization.
Eighty Per Cent of Territory Goes Dry.
Seventy-one saloons irr 58 precincts
in central Illinois will have to close
their doors within 30 days. There are
now in this section approximately 101
saloons, and the territory "converted"
by the prohibition advocates is estima
ted at 80 per cent of the total territory
in which the proposition was submit-'
ted to vote. This includes rural as
well as urban precincts.
In 18 counties under precinct organ
ization there are 339 saloons; 220 of
this number will be wiped out.
nepnbllenna Get New Jersey. t
Trenton, N. J., Nov. 7. Frank S.
Katzenbach, Jr., democratic candidate
for governor of New Jersey, last night
conceded the election of John Frank
lin Fort, his republican opponent, and
made the following statement:
"From the incomplete returns fur
nished I believe that Judge Fort has
been elected. I have sent him my con
gratulations. I greatly -appreciate th
support given me and the efforts of
my friends in my behalf."
The latest figures give the state lo
Judge Fort by about .7,000.
Bank of England Advances. the
Discount Rate From 6 to
7 Per Cent.
AND STILL GOLD LEAVES
Reports from Money Centers of United
States Continue to Be More
President Promises Aid
in Fight Against Trust
Proposes Also to Investigate
Further Features of the Sit
London, Nov. 7. The rate of dis
count of the Bank of England was
raised today from C to 7 per cent
French Follow Same Co a roe.
Paris, Nov. 7. The Bank of France
today raised its discount rate from
Vz to 4 per cent.
In India, Alao.
Bombay, Nov. 7. The rate of dis
count of the Bank of Bombay was
raised today from 4 to 5 per cent.
Rate Put Vp In Delictum.
Brussels, Nov. 7. The National
Bank of Belgium today raised its dis
count rate from 5 to 6 per cent.
Engage Still More Gold.
New York. Nov. 7. Kuhn, Loeb &
Co. today announced the engagement
of $1,625,000 for import from London.
This makes the total for the movement
More Gold Arrives.
New York, Nov. 7. Gold bars and
coin to the value of $1,600,000 arrived
today on the Teutonic.
Gold Brlnga Confidence.
New York, Nov. 7. General feeling
in financial circles here today was one
of serenity and confidence In spite of
advances in European bank rates.
The continuous arrivals of gold aro
rapidly replenishing bank reserves an 1
affording a basis for protecting credit.
It is not anticipated it will be neces
sary to Issue small scrip here as is be
ing done in other cities although
wages in many cases will be paid in
Sends Large Amount Out.
New York, Nov. 7. The subtreasu v
today transferred for banks currency
to the amount of $1,137,000, of which
$S5O,O0O went to San Francisco. $137,
000 to Philadelphia, $100,000 to Den
ver and $50,000 to New Orleans.
Receiver for Trust Company.
Portland, Ore., Nov. 7. The Title,
Guarantee & Trust company of this
city yesterday afternoon passed Intj
the hands of a receiver. The receiver
was appointed on complaint of T. Coy,
who claims to own 592 shares of capi
tal stock in the corporation. Coy esti
mates the liabilities of the concern at
$2,640,000; assets $2,500,000. It develop,
ed during the afternoon State Treas
urer Steel has on deposit in the Title.
Guarantee & Trust company some
thing over $300,000 of the state's
money. This money is said to be we:l
protected by surety bonds and collaterals.
Washington. Nov. 7. President
Roosevelt today, indicated to member's
of a committee of the American News
paper Publishers' association that ha
will recommend to congress the aboli
tion of the tariff on press paper wood
pulp and .wood that goes into the man
ufacture of paper and also that he will
take immediate steps to ascertain
whether anti-trust laws are being dis
obeyed by the manufacturers of paper.
Unions Join Petition.
The promise of the recommendation
was made by the president after he
had listened to the representations of
members of the committee and a peti
tion from the national organizations of
printers, stereotypers, and pressmen,
all of which set forth the evidence of
a combination on the part of the man
ufacturers of paper for the purpose of
con to! ling the output, regulating and
greatly increasing the price, an) other
wise making a, hindrance of regula
tions governing the bourse, supply, and
the delivery of paper.
Pursuant to Resolution.
The call upon the president was
made in pursuance of resolutions adop
ted by the American Newspaper Pub
lishers' association at a special meet
ing held In New York Sept. 19 last.
VIOLENT QUAKE IN
SPAIN IS REPORTED
GALE DRIVING A STEAMER
F. A; Georger in Peril Outside Harbor
at Ashtabula, Ohio.
Ashtabula,' Ohio, Nov. 7. The steam
er F. A. Georger is in distress outside
the harbor. A gale Is driving it to
ward the breakwater. Life sayers and
tugs have gone to its assistance. The
Georger carries, a crew of seven. Sev
eral other ships outside the harbor are
unable to get in. A heavy northwest
Life savers subsequently succeeded
in taking off all the crew of the vessel.
Great Fissures in Earth Said to Hava
Swallowed Up Unknown Num
ber of People.
Madrid, Nov. 7. A violent . earth
quake has occurred at Torre La Ri-
bera, province of Huesca. The earth
opened, leaving great fissures, the dis
turbance being accompanied by subter
ranean rumblings which caused panic
among the population. Many houses
were shaken down. The number of
lives lost rs unknown.
FINES SANTA FE
. RAILWAY $330,000
Federal Judge Assesses Big Penalty
After Conviction for Rebating
at Los Angeles.
Los Angeles, Cal., Nov. 7. Federal
Judge Wellborne today fined the Santa
Fe Railway company $330,000 for re
bating. The company was convicted
on 66 counts of granting rebates.
NMES OKLAHOMA OFFICERS
President Appoints Federal Judges,
Attorneys, and Marshals.
Washington, Nov. 7. The president
today announced the following appoint
ments for the new state of Oklahoma:
John H. Cotteral. juge; John Embry,
United States attorney, and John Aber
nathy. United States marshal for the
western district, and Ralph E. Camp
bell, judge; William Gregg, United
States attorney, and Grlve A. Porter,
marshal for the eastern district. Silas
H. Reid was named judge of the dis
trict court of Alaska.
READS FROM MAGAZINES
District Attorney Puts In Day at Trial
of.E. G. Lewis at St. Louis. '
St Louis, Mo., Nov. 7. Reading ,of
various voluminous extracts from the
Woman's Magazine and Woman's
Farm Journal are expected to consume
today's session In the trial of Edward
lG. Lewis on the charge of misusing
the moils in connection with the pro-
BIG PRINT WORKS FAILS
Arnold Company of North Adams,
Mass., in Trouble. .
North Adams, Mass., Nov. 7. Henry
E. Warner of Boston 'was appointed
receiver of the Arnold print works of
this city, one of the largest textile
concerns in the country, by the United
States circuit court at Boston yester
day. The corpoiation has a large
printing factory here, with offices in
New York and Boston, and own the
Beaver and Eclipse cotton mills of
North Adams, the Wllliamstown Man
ufacturing company's mills of Wilt
liamstown, and the North Pownall
Manufacturing company's mills cf
North Pownall, VL The corporation
has liabilities of $9,500,000 and assets
estimated at $15,000,000. The print
works and allied mills employ 6,000
Dead, Three Fatally
at Steubenville, Ohio.
Steubenville, Ohio, Nov. 7. By the
explosion last night of a dinky engine
boiler at the La Belle iron works five
men were killed, three perhaps fatally-
injured and a portion of the plant was
WERE 3,400 DEAD
First Authentic Figures of
Number of Victims in
St Petersburg, Nov. 7. A dispatch
received today says 3,400 people per
ished and only 70 escaped when Kara
tagh, in the district of Bokhara, was
destroyed by a landslide following an'
earthquake Oct" 2L " -