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FIFTY-SEVENTH YEAR. XO. 97.
THE ARGUS. SATURDAY. FEBRUARY 8. 1908.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Throng at Funeral
Murdered Men Seem
ingly Care Free.
FORGET ALL WRONGS
Troaps Closely Guard Route of
Procession and No Unto
ward Incident Occurs.
Lisbon, Foil. S. Funeral services
over the bodies of King Carlos and
Crown Prince Luiz were held in the
church of St. Vincent early this after
noon. The services were pimple but
impressive and the final act in the
bloody tragedy of Feb. 1 was carried
to a clone without incident. The line
of the funeral procession from the royal
chapel to the church was guarded by
troops, several additional regiments
having been brought into the city for
All the governments of Europe and
America were represented.
forget All KInp.
Tile day was the one on which the
Portuguese people united in prayer for
'heir murdered king and prince. Op
pression, real or' fancied restriction of
liberty, the bitter clash of parties, sin
ister intrigue and merciless vengeance
seemed ail to have been abandoned
for the' moment, at least, as the nation
prepared for the funeral.
.iiear.H n I'rlf Onyx.
Pits of crepe fluttered from the
arms of many persons in the city, yet
in t-pite of these general signs of
mourning the crowded streets sug
gested to some observers a general
fete day which the talking throngs
were all bent on observing. But to
others t ho presence of large bodies of
infantrymen and cavalrymen at vari
ous points of piominence had a sinister
significance, a suggestion of the tragic
events that had come and of those
that might fall on the nation in the
near future, and which, if possible,
were to be forestalled.
Avoid Seene of Murder.
Tho route of march between the
palace and church was densely lined
by mourning people. One point, how
ever, was carefully avoided by suspi
cious Portuguese. This was the sjxit
on Prace de Conimercia where the
cold blooded murders were committed
Servient Held In KiikImikI.
London, Feb. S. King Edward end
Queen Alexandra, the prince of Wales
and other members of the royal family
were present at requiem mass this
afternoon in the Catholic church of
St. James in the Spanish palace for
the late king and crown prince of
Portugal. The church was crowded
with members of the diplomatic corps,
cabinet ministers, high naval and mil
itary officers and other distinguished
IS CAUGHT SHORT
Hardware and Woodenware Manufac
turing Company Operates 16 Plants
in Different States.
New York, Feb. 8. The appoint
ment of Nicholas II. Colwell as re
ceiver for the Hardware & Wooden
ware Manufacturing company, which
owns and operates 10 hardware and
toy manufacturing plants in Connecti
cut. Rhode Island. Massachusetts.
Xew Hampshire, Vermont. Pennsyl
vania, Michigan. Ohio and Missouri,
was announced today. The company
took over the property and business
of the Xational Novelty corporation
last year and is capitalized at $3,
750,000. Counsel for receiver said its
assets are $3,500,000 and liabilities
SETS UP A WORLD'S
Cruiser Maryland L.vs' Small Target
8.43 Times Per Minute
Santa Barbara. Cal., Feb. S. A new-
world's record at target practice by
the . cruiser Maryland at Magdaleua
bay is reported by Stewart Edward
White, who has just returned from
there. The day's average of the Mary
land was 8.43 hits. per minute while
steaming in battle formation af 10
knots. Shots were fired at a target
,12x21 feet at 1,700 yards.
1(10 AS FETE
HIS HIGHNESS, NAVVAB
SULTAN OF MULK BUR,
COMING TO AMERICA
San Francisco, Cai., Feb. 8. Collec
tor Stratton received a communica
t.on fiom Ambassador O'Brien at Yo
kohama yesterday to the effect that
his highness, Xawab, sultan of Mulk
Bdr and suite, had left Yokohama on
the liner Korea Jan. 29 and would
reach San Francisco Feb. 14. He re
quested the collector to extend to the
visitors the courtesies which are cus
tomary to a titled personage.
Xawab is one of the most influential
IHMentates of India. He is en. route
VOTE ON PER DIEM
Railroads May Reduce Daily
Charge for Cars From 50
to 25 Cents.
EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETS
Many Idle Cars Responsible for Senti
ment in Favor of Change Would
Go in Force March 1.
Chicago. Feb. S. The American
Railway association, at an executive
session here yesterday, decided to sub
mit to the various roads of the country
a proposition to reduce the per diem
charge on freight cars to 25 cents, in
stead of 50 cents as at present. A let
ter vote will be taken on the proposal
which is designed to lessen the heavy
expense which the roads claim they
are now incurring because of the large
surplus of cars in the country.
Have Many Car Idle.
As evidence of the necessity for the
change it was stated that the Chicago,
Rock Island & Pacific, for example,
has 11,000 carsidle; the Chicago &
Northwestern. 0,000 idle cars; the Chi
cago, Burlington & Quincy, 12,000, and
the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe, 7,
The railroads are reported to have
been about, equally divided upon the
proposition to reduce the per diem
charge, the western roads being in
favor of retaining the higher figure.
Tiie balloting upon the plan will close
Feb. 25. If a majority vote is record
ed in favor of it, the lower charge will
become effective March 1.
John H. Hall Convicted at Portland,
Ore., of Timber and Land
Portland. Ore.. Feb. 8. Former
United States District Attorney John
H. Han, indicted tor conspiracy witn
the Butte and Creek Land. Live Stock
& Lumber company to maintain an al
leged illegal fence which included 20,
000 acres of public land in Wheeler
county, was today found guilty. The
trial has been bitterly fought on both
SEEKS HEIRST0 $800,000,000
Minister Accused of Fraud Says He
Has Located 2500 Claimants.
Springfield, Ohio. Feb. 8. When
Rev. W. G. Whitaker, arrested in Day
ton Friday for alleged misuse of the
mails by United States Marshal San
derson, was searched by Sheriff Al
moncy in this city $1,700 in greenbacks
was found in his pocket. Whitaker. it
is Said, has been in all parts of the
country endeavoring to interest heirs
to an enormous estate in England, and
he says he found 2.500 of these persons.
The estate, according to Whitaker's
story, is that of Captain John Whita
ker and Jane Scott Parker, worth from
$000,000,000 to $soo,ooo,ooo.
STEAMER 12 DAYS OVER DUf
Anxiety Felt at Philadelphia for Eagle
Point Which Broke Shaft. ,
Philadelphia, Pa., Feb. 8. The Phil
adelphia trans-Atlantic line steame:
Eagle Point from London, which wa?
spoken Jan. 25 with a broken shaft
has' not since been heard from ant
there is some anxiety here as to the
safety of the big steamer. The Eagli
Point is now 12 days overdue.
Going on with the Work.
A mild winter has aided the wort
on the Drury drainage district and
the work begun last year is now nearh
half finished. The work will cost $75,
000 and will render tillable a largt
tract of fine bottom land.
DRY PETITION FAILS
Local Option Question Will Not
be Submitted to People of
Chicago This Spring.
LACKS BUT 5,000 NAMES
United Societies, on Other Hand, Find
172,961 Favoring Opening
Chicago, Feb. 8. Saloons will con
tinue to flourish in Chicago. The ques
tion of whether or not the town shall
be "dry" will not be avfi issue In the
spring election. T"he petition for sub
mitting the question to the voters fail
ed to get the required number of sig
natures. Eighty thousand names were
secured, but 85,000 were needed.
Sunday I'IonIiik the Ismie.
Whether or not saloons are to be
closed on Sunday will be an issue,
however. The petition of the United
Societies for the submission of the
issue to the people was filed yester
day afternoon with 172,901 signatures
more than twice the number needed
and more than half the registered vote
of the city.
The officers were doubly happy be
cause when their petition was filed at
5 o'clock p. m. the no license petition
had not arrived, and it was doubtful
even then if enough signatures had
The exact question to be submitted
to the voters is:
"Shall all the places where liquor is
sold or given away upon Sunday be
closed on that day?"
IMiui irea Parade.
The societies are going to have a
great parade tomorrow to celebrate the
filing of their petition.
The no license committee did not
give up hope last night until nearly
midnight. At that time the count of
names was finished, and Chairman
Hill announced, dejectedly, there were
but S0.0OO of them. He declared he
was not dispirited, however, and that
the fight would be made again at the
"We have made a good start, and
will keep right on," he said.
GUARD RAIL KEEPS
TRAIN FROfcl RIVER
Serious Accident on the Wabash Nar
rowly Averted When Passen
ger Leaves the Rails.
Detroit. Mich, Feb. S. A heavy iron
and cement guard rail on the Wabash
bridge over the Huron river at French
Landing, about SO miles west of here,
saved a fast Xew York-Chicago pas
senger train which had been derailed
today, from falling into Huron river,
which is 40 feet below at this point.
The train was moving about 30 miles
an hour when all five passenger cars
behind the baggage car jumped the
track and when Ihe train was stopped
several of them were resting against
the guard rail.
JUDGE J. N. CARTER ILL
Former Member of State Supreme
Court Suffers from Paralysis.
Quincy, 111., PVb. 8. Joseph X. Car
ter, former judge of the supreme
court of Illinois, was stricken wita
paralysis yesterday afternoon. The
shock, which was mild, was caused
by a blood clot in the brain. There is
hope that he will recover.
HARGIS BURIED BESIDE HIS THREE
Jackson, Ky., Feb. 8. The funeral
of Judge Hargis took place in the lit-
'le family burial ground at noon to
day. The body was placed in a grave
idjacent to the graves of Hargis
ihree brothers, all of whom died of
bullet wounds inflicted by implacable
Cortege Unique Spectacle.
The funeral cortege was a unique
spectacle. The body was taken across
NOVEL SCHEME DEVISED TO DODGE
PROHIBITION DROUTH IN THE SOUTH
Chattanooga, Tenn., Feb. 8. A char
ter for the People's Cooperative club
tas been taken out here with a capital
otock of $100,000, which will work as
Mr. A., living in Macon, Ga.. in "dry
:erritory," buys $5 worth of stock from
i solicitor of the club. Title to the
certificate .is held subject to a pledge
to the club as security for any indebt
?dness due to the club by the member.
The stock cannot be sold except upon
ippro'val by the club.
n.., uy vniue oi uis siock, is extend -
New York Banker and,
Promoter Makes Stay
HOME ON NEXT SHIP
Grants Interview in Which He
Expresses Surprise Over .
Liverpool, Feb. 8 Charles W. Morse
will leave here this afternoon for Xew
York on the steamer Etmria. This
complete change of Morse's pittas was
caused by the receipt of a cablegram
from New York.
Found I'IiiIuk CnrdH.
Queeiistown, Feb. 8. A correspon
dent of the Associated Press last night
boarded the Cunard line steamer Cam
pania and found Charles W. Morse of
Xew York, the missing banker, in the
smoking room, enjoying a game of
cards. Without a moment's hesitation
Mr. Morse granted an interview to the
He was shown extracts from Lon
don papers referring to him as hav
ing fled from his creditors, etc. Mr.
Morse said there was absolutely noth
ing in these reports, saying they were
"Xew York sensationals." He added
that he had sent cable dispatches to
Xew York concerning his position and
that ho woirijl rectify matters when
he returned there. He was traveling
partly on business and partly for
pleasure for a week or 10 days.
Deellnrd to Give 1'luns.
Asked where he purposed going
after he landed at Liverpool, Mr.
Morse courteously begged to be ex
cused from replying.
"You can." Mie said, "say with cer
tainty that my stay will not exceed
10 days on this side and that then I
will return to Xew York."
BATTLESHIPS CLEAR HARBOR
On Way Through Last Straits Leading
to the Pacific Ocean.
Punta Arenas, Feb. 8. The Ameri
can battleships, accompanied by the
torpedo boat flotilla, cleared from the
harbor at 1 o'clock thiskmorning on
the way through the western half of
the strait to t he Pacific coast.
YESTERDAY IN CONGRESS
Washington, Feb. 8. Following are
in brief, the proceedings of the two
houses of congress yesterday as taken
from the official. records:
SENATE The senate was not in ses
sion. HUl'SE The sf-ssion of the house
was devoted almost entirely to consid
eration of the omnibus war claims bill,
which was passed after considerable
discussion. It carries a total opproprl-
ation of $315. Mr. Macon of Arkan
sas In the course f the debate defend
ed the senate against what he said
were aspersions cast upon that body
by Mr. Payne of New York, when lie
predicted that the senate would load the
bill down Willi a number of unmeri
torious claims. A number of private
claims bills also were passed, and the
house at 4:4;! p. m. adjourned until
VICTIMS OF FEUDS
the river via the bridge, placed upon
a push car and rolled down the tracks
of the Lexington & Eastern railroad,
and thence carried' about 300 yards to
the grave. The attendants walked,
forming a procession in the track be
hind the car which served as a hearse.
So llearse In Town.
Could one be used, there is no hearse
in town, and neither is there a profes
sional undertaker in the region.
ed credit for liquor to the extent of
his investment. Orders for wet goods
can be made at will by mail, tele
graph or telephone, and the package
will be reported with no charges what
In. case of trouble with the authori
ties of "dry" states, the defense will
be that the consumer of the liquor was
ordering goods that were his own by
virtue of his stock in the club. It Is
the purpose to extend organization of
iho rluli thpniifrhniit tht l?v nrr!frtrn
J of the south-. Prominent and wealthy
- southern people are bebmd the project.
MINORITY BILL IN
Representative Williams Intro
duces the Democratic Cur
drawn in perfect harmony
Senate Interstate Commerce Commit
tee Turns Down Bill to Restore
Washington, Feb. 8. What will
be known as "the minority currency
bill" was introduced yesterday by Rep
resentative John Sharp Williams of
Mississippi, the democratic leader of j
the house, who drew the measure as
a result of a conference of democrats
behind closed doors yesterday. Those
beside Mr. Williams who participated !
in the conference were Representa
tives Lewis of Georgia, Pujo of Louis-
iana, Glass of Virginia, Gillespie of
Texas, Ollie James of Kentucky, Craw
ford of North Carolina and McHenry
of Pennsylvania all members of the
committee on banking and currency.
Entire harmony is said to have marked
Frown on I'ohm Privilege.
The senate committee on interstate
commerce decided to go squarely on
record against most of the bills now
before the committee that proposes
enlargements of the pass privileges
clause of the new interstate commerce
law. Two of the bills were defeated,
and it was agreed to report them to
the senate unfavorably Monday.
Senator Stone's bill providing for
the issuance of transportation, to pub
lishers of newspapers in payment for
advertising, went quickly by the board.
,Sennte IIhn a Defender.
The session of the house of repre
sentatives yesterday was devoted al
most entirely to the consideration of
the omnibus war claims bill, which
was passed after considerable discus
sion. It carries a total appropriation
of $315,000. A ripple of excitement
was caused by Mr. Macon of Arkan
sas, who in the course of the debate
defended the. senate against what he
said were aspersions cast upon that
body by Mr. Payne of Xew York, when
he predicted that the senate would
load the bill down with a number of
IN FAVOR OF BRYAN
State Central Committee Adopts Res
olution Endorsing the Nebras-
kan for President.
Des Moines, Iowa, Feb. 8. The Iowa
democratic state central committee
yesterday afternoon turned down the
application of Des Moines for one or
both of this year's conventions and
awarded the fixst, for the selection of
national delegates, to Cedar Rapids,
March, 26, and the second, for the se
lection of a state ticket, to Sioux City,
July 2. The committee also declared
itself for Bryan, adopting the following
resolution without a dissenting voice:
"Believing that the Waterloo conven
tion correctly reflected the sentiment
of the Iowa democraoy by unanimously
indorsing William Jennings Bryan for
the presidency in 1908, the democratic
state central committee of Iowa here
by unqualifiedly reindorses the great
Xebraskan for the same high and hon
TO RESTORE OCEAN RATES
Agreement Ending Steamship War Is
Signed by All Companies.
London, Feb. 8. The official seals
of all the steamship companies en
gaged in trans-Atlantic passenger traf
fic were put to an agreement late last
night, which ends the recent rate cut
ting and by which the companies un
dertake to maintain certain rates for
all classes of passengers, the figures
of which will be made public shortly
An official statement given out last
night says: "It follows naturally that
an early restoration of rates to a nor
mal basis will occur." The lines which
participated in the negotiations are
Allan, American, Anchor, Atlantic
Transport. Canadian Pacific, French
Cunard. Dominion. Donaldson. Ham
burg-American, Leyland, North Ger
man Lloyd, Holland-American and
PEORIA M. W. A. WANT BRYAN
Therefor Those Raising Funds for
Head Camp Are Divided.
The central committee of Peoria
Woodmen which is arranging for the
June head camp of the society in that
city seems to be split up over a plan
advocated by some to bring William
Jennings Bryan to the Still city to de
liver a nonpartisan address for the
benefit of the entertainment fund
There is no difference of opinion on
fhe score of Bryan's being- a strong
drawing card but some of the mem
hers fear t.tiA nnlitipnl pffnnt and Ihoro
: the matter rests.
Springfield, 111., Feb. 8. Declaring
that he would again take charge of his
congregation at Wheaton, Rev. James
Kaye, temporarily released from his
prison for counterfeiting, left for home
yesterday. The minister formerly re
sided at Lincoln, 111., and the finding
of coin molds in the basement of his
residence led to his arrest. In explana
tion, the minister said he merely was
using the coins as a basis for experi
ments in the making of metal medals
for his Sunday school pupils.
Dr. Youngert Before College
Class Says Toleration is
DECLARES IT'S ALL WRONG
Unique Program is Given by Pnreno
kosmian Society Sophomores
Dr. S. G. Youngert, in lecturing be
fore the church history class, yestor
day severely arraigned that class of
church members who see no evil in
card playing, heater-going, and danc
ing. He characterized their belief as
sham and their doctrinal tenets as a '
"This outward laxity of living tends
to destroy the Christian character and!
the Christian church," said Dr. young
ert. "If we are to be Christians, we
should be Christians. I don't believe
in making the -wh a club affair.
We have too much of this vaudeville
Christianity today; a little houseclean-
ng would do no harm. Cards, they
say, are perfectly harmless and only
an innocent diversion; but have you
found anyone yet that had anything
good to say about poker? They gen
erally keep quiet about this particular
phase. It's wrong it's all wrong."
tiive I'ulqiie Program.
The Pliienokosmian society rendered
a unique and delightfully interesting
program before the students of the
college last night. It consisted entire
ly of troubadour songs, poems and bal
lads, as follows:
Vocal solo, "Ballad" Thure Holmer.
Reading, a Troubadour ballad Cora
Vocal solo, "Troubadour's Death"
Address, "Troubadours" C. G. Bloom-
Vocal solo, "In Old Madrid" C. J.
The entire sophomore class was en
tertained last night by one of its mem
bers, Miss Bessie Bladel, at her home,
lo22 Ninth avenue. True to their nat-
RETAINS HIS CHURCH
ural instincts, the sophs were out for!depos,ts decreased. $11,031,000. The
fun, and Miss Bladel had provided
plenty of it in the form of games and
various contests. The home was dee
orated in the class colors, blue und
BY POSTAL FRAUD
Two Indicted at Portland. Maine, for
Alleged Theft of Thousands
Portland, Maine, Feb. 8. George
Frederick Terry, general manager of
the Sawyer Publishing company at
Waterville, and Henry W. Boshan,
who for a number of years handled
second and third closs mail matter in
the Waterville postoffice, were indicted
in the federal court today for an al
leged joint conspiracy to defraud the
government of postage. It is ajleged
the government has been robbed of
many thousands of dollars a year for
Hang Four Men in Louisiana.
New Orleans. Feb. S. Yesterday
was hangman's day in Louisiana, and
four murderers yesterday afternoon
paid the penalty of their crimes. Al
bert West and Edward Williams, ne
groes, were hanged at Lake Charles.
John Culpepper in East Carroll parish
and Cal Thomas in East Feliciana par
ish. The last two, named were white
Read Admiral Ackley Dead.
Washington. Feb. 8. Rear Admiral
Seth M. Ackley, U. S. N., retired, is
dead here, aged 02.
Jenkins, Chairman of
House Judiciary Com
SCORES A DELEGATION
Says "Sentimental Gentlemen"
Do Not Deserve an Audi
ence With Members.
Washingfon. Feb. 8. The feature of
the hearing of the anti-saloon repre
sentatives today before the house ju
diciary committee was the remarks ot
Judge John J. Keiikins, chairman of
the committee, to Rev. E. E. Xichel
son, who spoke, for the American Anti
Saloon league. Remarks were made
at the conclusion of the argument by
Xiehelson urging the adoption of the
Littlefield, or some similar bill, pro
hibiting the shipping; of liquor into
A lined nt tiovernment'H Throat.
Jenkins said that 90 per cent of the
bills of the kind under discussion
brought before his committee were
aimed at the very throat of the gov
ernment. Men full of sentiment would
appear there, he declared ,and urge
the committee to report a bill and
ask congress to pass a law to be tested
before the supreme court.
Trying; to Save Litigation.
"Your argument," said Jenkins "is
"ul l.UI' ,u ",c SU1J'1 "Z lu"ru "e
are noi. nere to report uius tnai ap
Iear to us to be unconstitutional. It
I i our duty to prevent, if possible the
passage of laws that are unconstitu
tional. I do not think we should listen
to you sentimental gentlemen when
you try to over-persuade us.
t Kven for (lirlnllnnity.
"We are trying to save this govern
ment, and do not want to be reporting
out bills for the sake of Christianity
oy anything else that will be turned
down by the courts. I have been in
prohibition territory and have seen
how the laws are evaded. There I
saw men with a' prayer book in one
hand and a knife for the enemy in the
DECREASE IS SHOWN
IN BANK HOLDINGS
Clearing House Report' Not so Favor
able This Week Outside Insti
tutions Give Figures.
New York, Feb. S. The bank state
ment shows the banks hold $29,832,000
more than the requirements of the 25
per cent reserve rule; loans increased,
$3,970,01)0; deposits decreased, $1,117,
000; reserve decreased, $10,974,000;
surplus, decreased, $10,095,000; ex-U. S.'
! Percentage oi actual reserve in me
business yesterday was 27.70.
Statements of banks and tsust com
panies of Greater New York not mem
bers of the clearing house issued for
the first time today shows these in
stitutions have aggregate deposits of
$013,478,000. total cash on hand, $49.
020.000 and loans amounting to $770,
203,000. Analysis of Gettysburg Address.
J. B. Oakleaf of Moline has prepar
ed an analysis of Lincoln's Gettysburg
address which he Is distributing In
brochure form among his friends as a
souvenir of the 99th birthday anniver
sary of the great emancipator. The
work is illustrated. Mr. Oakleaf has
been a close student of Lincoln's life
and character, and his pamphlet con
tains much that is new regarding the
most famous address of this most fa
Boy Pleads Guilty.
Vernie Archer, a youth who has been
in trouble several times of late, plead
guilty in the county court this morn
ing to a charge of larceny, and was
sentenced to a day in jail and fined $10
and costs. The lad was charged with
the theft of a rowboat. He has been
in the county jail since last fall.
IS NEARLY FILLED
Washington, Feb. 8. According to
the records the navy has profited by
the recent scarcity of employment in
many lines by enlistments and the
complement is now only about 5500
men short. -