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FIFTY-SEVENTH YEAR. XO. 19.
THE ARGUS. FRIDAY. NOVEMBER 8. 1907. TWELVE PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
MUST SEE CROWNED HEADS
OR OFFEND EOROPEANS
Tatt's Visit to German
OTHERS FEAR SLIGHT
Interview With Kaiser to be
at Osborne House, Isle
Berlin, Nov. 8. Emperor William
will see Secretary Taft at Osbonii
house, Isle of Wight, during the for
mer's visit to England. A niessag?
conveying this was sent through the
German embassy at Washington. It
is regarded as likely Taft also wi!I
seek an audience with King Edward,
as for an American secretary to visit
the German emperor on British so'l
without paying an equivalent respect
to the king might be regarded as dis
courteous. BeitinninK to Inquire.
So much lias been said about Taft
planning to see the emperor some
other governments have seemingly be
come curious in regard to whether
anything Is intended by the step taken
by the American government. Am
bassadors Brycf and Jusserand, it is
asserted, already have mad? inquiries
on the subject. At the state depart
ment at Washington it is further as
serted there Is a feeling at the foreign
office and London and Paris that Tat
would be slighting King Edward an 1
President Fallieres if he did not ask
to see them or if he stopped only at
St. Petersburg and Berlin while on
his way back to the United States.
Farewell Ite-etlun Held.
Manila, Nov. 8. A brilliant farewe'l
reception was given Secretary Taft to.
night at the residence of Governor
General Smith. It was characterized!
by extreme democracy, representatives cial.) The secretary of state issued a
of nearly every class of residents of . license to incorporate today to War
Manila being present. The secretary , nck & Ralston of Rock Island. The
and his wife were greeted practically . capital stock is $25,000 and the object
by everyone in attendance.
Will do on Around World.
Washington, Nov. 8. Cable advices
received at the war department today
confirm the Associated Press dispatch
from Manila of Secretary Taft's in
tention to return to the United States
by way of Asia and Europe. The sec
retary will leave Manila tomorrow
morning on the flagship Rainbow.
CORN IS OFF FOUR
BUSHELS PER ACRE
Reports to Agricultural Department In
dicate Crop This Year is 2,553,
Washington, Nov. 8. Preliminary
returns to the department of agricul
ture on the production of corn indi
cate the total yield is 2,553,732.00!)
bushels, an average crop of 20 bush
els per acre compared with a yield
of 80.3 bushels an acre in 1906. The
general average as to quality is 82.8
per acre as compared with 89.9 last
Less Cotton Ginned.
Washington, Nov. 8. The census
bureau today issued a bulletin showing
the total cotton crop of this year's
growth ginned up to Nov. 1 to be C-
167,000 bales, compared with 6,900,39")
Austria in Official Circulars Tells
Would-be Emigrants They May
be Peons Here.
Vienna, Nov. 8. The government
today issued a warning against agents
who at present are busy inducing Aus
trlnn anil HnncBrlan pmierntlnn tn tho
southern states of America. An offl.
cial circular calls attention to the al -
leged peonage system in that part 6f
1ia TTnUoi cfofe
BREAKS ITS OLD RECORD
Lusitania Sett New Mark and Brings
$10,000,000 in Gold.
New 'York :. Nov. a L-Wltb WM00.000
oi kuiu in U9 eiiuug uua iui uie leuei
of the money market here and a new
trans-Atlantic record written in Its log,
the Lusitania steamed in at Sandy
Hook at 1:40 this morning. The west
bound trip was made approximately
in 4 days, 19 hours, 10 minutes. Th
hourly average was a little better
than 24 knots an hour, and it has
beaten the record about 40 minutes.
The former western record of thj
turbiner, completed Oct. 11 last, was
4 days. 19. hours. 52 minutes. The
average speed on that trip was 21
knots an hour and the best day's run
was C17 knots. Her daily runs we?e
GO", C16, 618 and 010 knots up to noon
yesterday. The best day's run beat
its previous record for 24 hours by
one knot. This run of 018 knots was
made In the 24 hours preceding Wed
DAVID JAYNE HILL
TO SUCCEED TOWER
American Minister to the Netherlands
Will Become Ambassador at
Washington, Nov. S. Secretary
Root announced today David- Jayne
Hill, American minister to the Nether
lands, 'will be named as ambassador
to Berlin to succeed Tower, who is
about to retire on account of ill
health. Hill has had great experience
in the diplomatic service.
Root announced Minister Arthur M.
Beaupre will be transferred from Ar
gentine republic to the Netherlands to
succeed Hill, and Spencer S. Eddy,
now secretary of the embassy at Ber
lin, will go as minister to Argentina.
Named as Peace Delegate.
Washington, Nov. 8. Secretary
Root has designated W. I. Buchanan
former minister to the Argentine re
public and Panama, as American del
egate to the Central American peao
conference which will convene next
week. Buchanan was a delegate to
the peace conference at The Hague.
WARNOCK & RALSTON
Company Succeeds Partnership, and
Extensions and Improvements
Are Planned for Next Year.
Springfield, III., Nov. 8. (Argus Spe
is the manufacture of soaps and like
products. The incorporators are J. D.
Warnock. H. W. Ralston and R. F.
This company Is to succeed the
partnership of Warnock & Ralston.
which was composed of J. D. Warnock
and the late Robert Ralston. The in
corporation is preliminary to exten
sions and improvements planned for
TEST LOCAL OPTION LAW
Illinois Saloon-Keepers Hope to Prove
Springfield, 111., Nov. 8. Announce
ment that the liquor interests are pre
paring to make a test of the new local
option law, based on the recent elec
tions throughout Illinois, has been
made by Rufus N. Potts, manager of
the Reisch Indemnity company. This
company furnishes bonds for many-
saloon-keepers. The test will be made
on the assumption that the law is not
in accordance with the Illinois consti
tution. OSTEOPATHS MAY USE TITLE
Not Unprofessional for Them to Use
Prefix "Doctor" Stead Rules.
Springfield, 111., Nov. 8. Attorney
General Stead, in an opinion renderel
yesterday, holds that an osteopath is
not guilty of unprofessional conduce
within the meaning of the statutes by
styling himself a "doctor" and that
the state board of health cannot re
voke his license. The term "unpro
fessional conduct" is held to mean
dishonorable conduct la the practice
of his profession.
SETS DATE FOR THE HEARING
Judge Ball Will Thresh Out Part of
lllinoic Central Case Nov. 25.
Chicago, Nov. 8. Judge Ball today
set Nov. 25 as the date upon which he
would hear the argument affecting the
voting of 5,500 shares of stock of the
'Illinois. Central railroad held by the
iMutual Ufe Insurance company of
Xew York- The Proceedings are a pavt
VL m;wuu vuviiug uie uiu lur iu-
junction restraining tne voting or tnose
shares at the postponed atrnual meet
ing of stockholders of the Illinois Cen
0, E. PERKINS NEAR
DEATH, IT IS SAID
I Chicago, Nov. 8. Private advices to-
day from Boston say C. E. Perkins, for-
. mer president of the Burlington rail
road. Is seriously ill. His condition is
such as to cause grave anxiety to the
TOWN IS HELD UP
Seven Desperadoes Keep Citi
zens of Canova, S. D., at Bay
While They Rob.
LOOT BANK OF ALL ITS CASH
Then Force All Lights to Be Extir
guished and Make Their
Canova, S. D., Nov. 8. Holdiug th-2
townsmen at bay with guns, seven
robbers early yesterday blew the safe
of the Interstate bank and escaped
with $0,500 after an hour's fight.
While two robbers were at work on
the safe the others guarded the streets.
Guests in a hotel across the street
were awakened by 'the shock of the
explosion and rushed out, but v.'er?
driven back by shots from the ban
dits' lookouts. The bandits kept up
the fire, and the hotel building was
The robbers then went around tin
town before leaving, forcing all hous
holders where a light was burning to
The bank opened for business later
badly crippled financially and with its
quarters almost ruined. Wealthy resi
dents went to the aid of the institu
tion with ready cash to tide over thi
embarrassment, as every thing of
value was taken from the safe wit'i
the exception of $1,000 which the cash
ier of the bank had hidden the night
Seek Spoils of Football Game.
St. Paul. Minn., Nov. 8. Crackmen
blew open the safe in the vault in the
accountant's office at the University
of Minnesota Wednesday night, evi
dently thinking the $22,000 taken in at
the Minnesota-Chicago football game
last Saturday was still in the safe, it
was removed Wednesday afternoon.
The robbers got only $5.
Oklahoma mink In Ilohberi.
Marshall, Okla., Nov. S. Robbers
dynamited the safe of the Farmers'
State bank here early yesterday, but
secured only $200 Shots were ex
changed between residents and the roo
bers, who were four in number, but no
one was hurt.
FIRE IN GHETTO DISTRICT
Causes Death of Boy and Injuring of
Several at Chicago.
Chicago, Nov. 8. Abraham Gellet, a
boy, was burned to death and six other
persons were severely hurt in a fire
that destroyed a three-story building
on West Fourteenth street in the
crowded Ghetto district early today.
There were several heroic rescues by
policemen and others. Fourteen fami
lies that occupied the building are
Cholera on Decrease in Russia.
St. Petersburg, Nov. 8. Cholera ev
erywhere is on the decrease in Russia
owing to the influence of cold weather.
The danger this year v is regarded as
ARGUMENT IN FINANCIAL FLURRY
FOR POSTAL SAVINGS BANK; MEYER
Chicago, Nov. 8. Postmaster Gener
al Meyer was the guest of honor last
night- at a banquet of the Industrial
club of Chicago. His address was up
on matters connected with the admin
istration of his department.
Meyer gave his views regarding pos
tal improvements, including the estab
lishment of postal savings banks and
extension of the parcels post system
which he will recommend to congress
in his annual report. He said the post-
office department during the past fiscal
year sent to Europe money of Immi
grants to the extent of $71,000,000. He
estimated the amount of money In the
United States at $3.123,05C673, of
which $1,010,700,000 is in banks, $333,
855,053 in the treasury and the balance
or $1,788,551,620 in the hands of Indi
viduals and other sources.
Want Absolute Security.
"For a striking illustration of the
value of the postal savings banks take
the present time," said Meyer. "Many
small accounts have been withdrawn
from national banks, trust companies
and savings banks by timid depositors
and the money has gone into strong
boxes or in hiding. On these occasions
what people want is absolute security.
After they withdraw their money they
risk dead loss from thief or by fire,
but they do not lose confidence In the
EACH FACTION TAKES ITS OWN FIELD
New York, Nov. 8. Although lack
ing, official confirmation, it Is reporte'l
in theatrical circles the vaudeville war
which has extended across the conti
nent, is at an end as a result of con
ferences between the opposition lnter-
tests concluded here yesterday. By
the terms of the reported 'agreement
Millions in New Currency
NEW SECURITY BASIS
Treasury Officials Working
Overtime Germany Raises
Washington, Nov. 8. There is a no
ticeable congestion In the treasury de
partment in handling securities offered
by banks in substitution for govern
ment bonds now being deposited as
security . for additional circulation.
Correspondence on the subject Is al
most unprecedented, and although offi
cials apply themselves almost unremit
tingly to the work until late at night,
the volume of work increases rather
than diminishes, j
Shipping; More anil More.
The amount of additional national
bank notes being shipped is daily in
creasing and the treasury officials are
greatly encouraged in the belief the
crisis in the money stringency has
passed and that a gradual relaxation
in the tensioa that has existed for
three weeks may confidently be ex
pected. Talk FinnnreM In Cabinet.
Washington, Nov. 8. At the conclu
sion of the cabinet meeting today Sec
rotary Cortelyou stated the discussion
of the financial situation had occupied
an important place during the session,
but said there was nothing to be given
out beyond the fact that the treasury
department was doing everything in
its power to relieve the situation and
that conditions seemed to be improv
ing, particularly in New York, which
fact he indicated would result in re
lief in every section.
Mm-kM Dens Tp Well.
New York. Nov. 8. The stock mar
ket here ignored the lower quotations
for Americans sent over from London
before the opening here and which
were due to the advance in discount
rate of the Imperial Rank of Germany.
There were sales at a decline of a few
TrnnMiM-t tons Gain Volume.
New York, Nov. 8. Transactions in
stocks gained in volume and a strong
upward movement in prices ensued.
Operations bore more resemblance to
the usual speculative transactions of
margins than at any time since the
period of disturbances. Union Pacific,
security of the government or its
pledges. Therefore, the small accounts
referred to would flow into postal sav
ings banks and be led back into the
channels of trade by being deposited
in national banks in those communi
ties, to the great advantage of labor
IntereMt Would he Low.
"When the crisis had passed and
confidence restored the money would
return to the savings banks, because
in the postal savings banks it would
receive only about half the interest
paid by the savings bank. If money is
witnarawn trom national banks or
trust companies it loses the benefit of
being drawn by check, nor if deposit
ed in the postal savings bank cn the
depositor receive accommodation in
the way of loans or acceptance of
"In other words, the postoffice de
partment Is not going into the banking
business. But it wishes to offer less
encouragement to the thief by offering
an accessible and safe form of deposit
for naturalized and native born citi
zens, as well as to our people living
in out of the way places."
Meyer in conclusion said he believed
the proposition for both parcels post
and postal savings banks will be rec-
I ognized by congress at the coming ses
Klaw & Erlanger and the Unite..
Amusement company will go out of
the vaudeville business and confine
their enterprise to the legitimate
drama. On the other hand the Unite
Booking offices of the American and
Western Vaudeville Manazers assocli-
tion will control the vaudeville and
keep out of the legitimate field.
Navigability of Desplaines and
Illinois Rivers Not Deter
mined by Legislature,
SAYS ATTORNEY GENERAL
Stead Also Finds State's Contract'
With Economy Light and Pow
er .Company Legal.
Springfield, 111., Nov. S. To take the
first preliminary steps in the deep
waterway program it will be necessary
for the state, in the opinion of Atto--ney
General Stead, to have determined
whether or not the Desplaines and
Illinois rivers are in fact navigablo
streams. Unless they are in fact navi
gable acts of the legislature cannot
make them so.
What' Mr. Stead has to say on the
subject is an exhaustive opinion sent
to Governor Deneen has been epitom
ized as meaning that oratory an i
votes can't mako a stream navigable.
It needs water. This being his opin
ion, it is probable that the Allen
Lantz navigability bill will not
pressed so hard for passage by the
senate with an emergency clause.
May Remove Damn.
Mr. Stead holds that if the streams
are navigable in fact it is possible
not only for the state to remove all
dams and obstructions but to have the
men who placed them there fined or
imprisoned. If they are not naviga
ble in fact the state is powerless to
prevent further encroachment anl
may proceed only by condemnation
and paying damages for all propertv
rights taken. It is probable that im
mediate steps will be taken to havi
the question of fact settled in court.
The attorney general says further
that the rights which the canal com
missioners have given to the Economy
Light and Power company were en
tirely within the power of the com
mission to grant, that they have been
granted in a legal form, and that the
agreement is binding on the state.
At Work Several Yeekn.
The opinion is in the form of a care
fully drawn document on which Mr.
Stead and his assistants have beei
working for several weeks. The at-1
torney general has consulted wi'.h !
many lawyers and quotes numerous
authorities as a basj for his opinion.
In addition to sending the opinion to
the governor and to the printer, Mr.
Stead prepared a summary of it, sea
ting forth the main issues as follows
The opinion holds that a floating
stream, that is a stream capable of
floating logs, is not navigable in tliia
state, and that under the decisions of
our supreme court a stream to be nav
igable must be of sufficient depth to
afford a channel for useful commercc-
and of practical utility to the publi"
as such and must be capable of com
mon or public use for the carriage oZ
boats and lighters and of bearing up
and floating vessels for the transpo--
tation of property conducted by the
agency of man.
For I'ourtn to Say.
Whether cr not the Desplaines river
is navigable within this rule is a ques
tion of fact which must be determined
in a judicial proceeding, and the at
torney general has no authority to de
termine this question and any opinion
he might render thereon would be
binding on no one.
Reading, and Pennsylvania were con
spicuous for activity, and gained from
3 to 3 points.
Near Unit Hundred Million.
New York, Nov. 8. Engagements of
gold now total $48,250,000.
Germany Take Lend.
Berlin, Nov. 8. The rate of dis
count of the Imperial Bank of Ger
many was raised today from 6 to 74
Knglanri Importing Gold.
London, Nov. 8. The Bank of Eng
land today received 420,000 pounds
sterling in American eagles from Paris,
350,000 pounds in bullion from else
where on the continent, and sold 201,-
000 pounds in bar gold for shipment
to the United States.
HITS L. & N. IN MESSAGE
TO THE LEGISLATURE
Governor Comer of Alabama Declarec
Company Has Defied
Montgomery, Ala., Nov. 8. Governor
B. B. Comer in his message to the spe
cial session of the legislature yester
day insisted that the control and reg
ulation of the railroads by the state Is
a question more important than th
making of rates or any other living
thing, since it involves the question
of right of the state to control Its In
The message goes on to say that
President Smith of the Louisville and
Nashville railroad, who has held out
against the Alabama laws while others
have obeyed them, has defied the state
and its people by conducting a lobby
' at the capital, has openly-admitted
i i that his company has Influenced legls-
1 at Ion in the past, has raised rates
nvernteht In defiance of the state laws
land has generally refused to reco succeed Daniel C. Gilman of Baltimore,
nize" the right of the state to make'who declined another term.
laws applying to transportation com
panies. The message charges the Louisville
and Nashville railroad with manipulat
ing to prevent the use of waterways
to make rules for the handling of coal,
demurrage and freight that are arbi
trary, and generally to control th j
state to Che injury of the people.
MUST PAY FOR THE
DEATH OF WALKER
President Directs That Light Be Shed
on Death of Land Fraud
Washington, Nov. 8. The following
self explanatory letter addressed joint
ly to the attorney general and secre
tary of the interior was made public
today: "My attention has been called
to dispatches in reference to the mur
der of Secret Service Agent Walker,
while in the performance of his duty
in the investigation of certain coal
land frauds in Colorado. I trust every
effort will be exerted by your depart
ment to prosecute vigorously every
violation of the land laws which Wal
ker was investigating. Theodore
KILL 5,000 IN YEAR
Number of Passengers Losing Lives
on American Roads Increase 17
Per Cent Since 1905.
Washington, Nov. 8. The interstate
commerce commission bulletin on ac
cidents on railroads of the United
States during the year ended June M
last shows the total casualties to have
been 81.2KG, or 5.000 persons killed
and 76.286 injured. This shows an
increase or w.-ioz casualties, or ua
in the killed and 9,577 in tli2 injured,
as compared with the previous year
The bulletin says:
"The number of passengers killel
and injured in collisions and derail
ments has increased to an alarming
figure. In this item the large total
reported in 1905 is now exceeded by
17 per cent. The comparative sma.!
ness of the increase in casualties dua
to coupling and uncoupling cars, and
in accidents to men on the tops of
freight cars, is undoubtedly due ii
large measures to improvement in tho
maintenance and care of automatic
RIVER FLOATER IS
BODY OF JOHN KUEHL
Remains Discovered at Linwood Iden
tified as That of Young Man
Missing Two Months.
The body of the floater found yester
day afternoon by a farmer named
Mattes near Linwood below Davenport
was identified by relatives as that of
John H. Kuehl, son of Chris Kuehl, the
well known East Davenport grocer.
Kuehl disappeared about two months
ago it is supposed while mentally un
balanced. The father offered a re
ward of $100 for any information re
garding him, but none was received
till the body was found. The young
man was 34 years" of age. and leaves
besides his parents, three brothers and
one sister living in Davenport. There
seems to be no doubt that he commit
RUSSIANS READY TO
AID UNITED STATES
Apply at American Embassyfor Chance
to Help Whip Japan in
Event of War.
St. Petersburg, Nov. 8. Talk of pos
sibility of war between the United
States and Japan, which throughout
has been taken seriously in Russia, is
bringing many volunteers to the Amer
ican embassy who say they are anx
ious to serve in the United States
army in case of hostilities.
COLORED DELEGATES ATTEND
Thirty-fourth Annual Session of W. C.
T. U. Opens at Nashville.
Nashville, Tenn., Nov. 8. The 34th
annual convention of the national Wo
man's Christian Temperance Union
was called to order here today with
over 500 delegates present, several coi-
ored women being among the number.
The sessions today were devoted to
outlining the business.
Choate Heads Reform League.
Buffalo, Nov. 8. Joseph H. Choate
of New York was elected president of
the National Civil Service Reform
(league at its opening session today, to
Publishers Explain Man
ner Paper Combine
IS NO COMPETITION
Purchaser Can Buy From but
One Mill and Has No Re
course if Displeased.
Washington, Nov. S. A clear statJ-
nient of the position of the publishers
of the United States was laid before
the president yesterday in the inter
view with a committee from the na
tional association that resulted in a
promise on the part of the executive
to recommend to the next session of
congress the abolition of the tariff on
paper plup and an investigation as to
whether the paper makers of thu
country are violating the law in their
present methods of doing business.
The president was informed that
after the disbandment, by order of the
court, of the General Paper company
various meetings of eastern and west
ern manufacturers have been held to
stimulate prices and to limit the con
tract period. A conference of eastern
manufacturers was held in New York
during the first week of September
when the last advance in price
was decided upon. Since that time
manufacturers who had previously so
licited the business of various news
papers have withdrawn all quotations.
Publishers who apply for quotations
realize that in some intangible way
their supply has been predetermined,
and the price they are to pay also ar
ranged for them. In each case the
president -was Informed the publisher
makes bids, but they are at a prohib
itory price. He also finds that he has
no remedy against the supply of in
ferior paper. Publishers who maka
inquiry of one mill find that the others
have been advised of that inquiry.
New selling agencies, representing au
aggregation of previously independent
mills, have merged the output of thoa
The source of supply of numerous
newspapers has been arbitrarily di
verted from one mill to another with
out the consent of the publisher. Joj
bors who apply to selling agents or to
mills for quotations are forced to dis
close the name of the customer and
the purpose for which the paper is to
lie used. When this disclosure is
made jobbers find that satisfactory
quotations can be obtained from but
one mill in the country. Mill men
and paper salesmen have admittcl
that an agreed scale has been adopted.
Dearer Labor I rd a Blind.
It was represented that Canadian
mills can and do pay the $6 per ton
duty and still find it profitable to sell
in the LTnited States. At the same
time the American mills are selling
abroad in competition with Canada,
Great Britain, Germany and Norway.
It was stated to the president thit
paper makers operating fairly equip
ped mills have made large profits dur
ing the last 10 years at prices averag
ing less than $40 per ton, and that a
selling price of between $55 and $60
per ton, as now proposed would mean
a daily tribute of $45,000 paid by the
paper consumers to the alleged com
bination. Evidence is obtainable in gove.-n-
ment records, it was claimed, thit
liaper mills in the United States and
Canada are making paper at a cost of
less than $28 per ton.
Much mystification had been at
tempted, it was asserted.to show that
the cost of labor had greatly increase 1,
but this was refuted by the statement
that the entire cost of labor in tho
manufacture of a ton of paper amount
ed to less than $2.40. Not one-twen
tieth of the advance In news print
paper, It was stated, would go to labor.
TEN DIE WHEN CAR
OF POWDER EXPLODES
Employes of Montezuma Copper Conn
pany Victims of Accident In Ari
zona Cause Not Known.
Douglas, Ariz., Nov. 8. A powder
explosion occurred ' near Necozarl,
Ariz., late yesterday afternoon. Ten
men, most of them Mexicans, wera
killed. The explosion occuired on tha
narrow gauge railroad that goes from
Necozarl to .the mines near Bisbee;
The cause is not known. The powder
was in wo cars. Those killed were
employes of the Montezuma .Copper
company, a Phelps-Dodge concern.