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FIFTY-SEVENTH YEAR. XO. ill.
THE ARGUS, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY, 25, 1908.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Portugal Soon to See
Fight for a Republi
Mrs. Laura Hamilton De
fies Snell Heirs to Fix
Blame on Her
RAPS OLD PARTIES
Switch Engine Engaged
to Pull American Auto
Racer Into Chicago.
Some Warm Passages in Hartje
Supreme Court HoldsState Law
Against More Than 10
Hours' Labor Good.
W. R. Hearst in Interview Gives
Consoiracy Case Are Ex
pected to Develop.
Opinion of Political Organizations.
Senate Naval Affairs first evidence is taken
Committee Takes Up
Brother-in-Law of Leading Defendant
Tells of Conference Where Dis
closures were Made.
Pittsburg. Pa.. Feb. 25. From now
INVOLVING WARSHIPS " a hotly Kal battle is
looked for in the conspiracy suits
Senator Hale Calls Attention to
Magazine Article Attack
against August Hartje, the millionaire
paper manufacturer. John L. Welshons,
his business friend, and Clifford Hooe,
the negro, formerly the Hartje family
coachman, named as corespondent in
the famous unsuccessful divorce pro
j codlings and with whom allegations
of intimacy were charged against Mrs.
Washington. Feb. 25. Investigation nanje.
I nrnHipp.ln.l.fltr 'I' . m t 1 fl ....
of charges against the American navy I .... ,. , , .
& J hen court adjourned yesterday the
and the conduct of the navy depart- tnkinf r,f tPtimnv .n,i tnt hMn t,o.
r.tent was begun today before '.he sen- gun with Attorney Andrew Fisher, a
ate committee on naval affairs in con- brother-in-law of Hartje. as the first
nection with the bill for adminisira-1 witness. Fisher testified having at-
tive reorganization of the navy. Sen-1 tended a conference at which Hartie.
itur Hale called attention to a mag- Welshons and Hooe were nresent. Wit-
BREATHING SPELL NOW
a.ine amcie severely criticising ine
cuiist ruction of American battleships.
I'.eiit t Determined.
No statement was made indicating
to what extent the committee's in
quiry will go on questions in relation
to alleged "faulty construction."
iu-ss said the negro coachman made a
statement about Mrs. Hartje which al
most made her husband collapse.
TO BEC0B1E TARGET
Volunteer for Place in Turret of Mon
itor When Shot at with
Shell Is Turned Down.
Washington. Feb. 25. Another can-
uuiaie who is wining to get into a
turret of the monitor Florida when it
is shot at by shell from the Arkansas,
according to the naval program. has
st nt. his name to the navy department,
TRY TO BREAK DEFENSE
State, Rigidly Cross Examines Witness
in Capitol Graft Case.
Harrisburg, Pa., Feb. 25. Strenuous
efforls to break down the defense in
the trial of the state capitol conspir
acy suit were made by the common
wealth in the cross examination yes
terday of ex-Auditor General Snyder,
the first of the defendants to be called
as a witness in his own behalf
Snyder declared that he did not
know at the time the $5,500,0(H) con
tract for furnishing the capitol was
awarded to John H. Sanderson, one of
the defendants, that the schedule did
not specify the quantity of the arti
cles to be furnished. Snyder testified
that he made no effort to ascertain
all hough officials decline to give his this and that he trusted to Architect
name or address. He prefers to en-1 Huston
list f. r the purpose for two weeks only
as he has a wife and two children to
It was brought out in the cross ex
amination that Sanderson was the
are.foc . . and .when tho- lest is over only bidder who filed a bond -of-f U)U,.
wants to return to his usual occupa-1 "HI with his bid.
t ion. The department, regards the of
fer as a commendable one. but the I
determination has been reached not
to put any human beings in the turret 30,000 Peruvians Go to Callao to See
when the firing takes place.
FLEET INTERESTS CROWDS
FOUNDED ON FACT
Physicians Find BuHet Holes in Body
of Alleged Victim of Ac
Lima, Feb. 25. After four days the
battle ships of the American navy
still are as stroiis an attraction to
Peruvians as on the morning of their
arrival. Crowds continue to visit the
I ships, where they are given every
facility for a thorough inspection of
the great fighting machines. Sunday
there were 30,000 visitors in Callao.
The majority of them went out to the
anchorage, but many of them remain-
Poitsmouth. X. H., Feb. 25. Phy- ed aboard the boats that circled
sicians today performed an autopsy around the var ships. During the
upon the body of the late George A. visit of President Pardo to the fleet
Carkins of Xewington to determine if the bandi of the third division came
the" charges made by his sister, Mrs. ashore and played on the Figuerdo
Paul E. Hoy. well known on the stage embankment. A regatta was held, and
as Glacia Calla. that her husband had officers of the fleet dined ashore,
fh.ot and killed Carkins durinsr a
quarrel, could be substantiated, ad ARGUE MOTION U UUA&H
nutted tins afternoon
Masses Take Little Interest and
Contest Will be Confined
Lisbon, Feb. 25. Whether or not a
republic is soon to supplant a mon
archy in Portugal, it is the practically
unanimous opinion here the near fu
ture will witness a violent political
struggle in which the life of the mon
archy may be at stake. The compar
ative tranquility since the assassina
tions is simply a breathing spell, in
which the forces of the monarchy on
the one hand and popular government
on the other are being marshaled for
the coming fray, the battlefield of
which will be Lisbon.
M:ise Tnkt- Little IntcreM.
The masses of the people in the
country are ignorant and have hitherto
been entirely indifferent to the pol(i-
cal battles which have convulsed the
capital. Lisbon, for political purposes.
is Portugal, and the republicans are
confident the influence of the capital.
which thfey assert is almost unani
mously republican, will sound the
knell of monarchy.
NOT LIMITATION OF CONTRACT
Legislation for Gentler Sex Justified
on Ground of Physical Differ
ence from Men.
WINDS UP IN RIOT
Washington, Feb. 25. The United
States supreme court yesterday held
constitutional the Washington state
law forbidding employers from forcing
women to work more than 10 hours a
day. Curt Miller, a Portland laundry
rnan, had attacked the law, declaring
it put a limitation on the power of
The opinion was by Justice Brewer,
holding first that women's rights can
be no more infringed than those of
men. Justice Brewer went still fur
ther and held that on many accounts
woman is entitled to greater protec
tion than her brother. On that point
1 he said in part:
lu Clan by IlerMelf.
"Differentiated by these matters
from the other sex, she is properly
placed in a class by herself, and legis
lation designed for her proteYtion may
be sustained, even when like legisla
tion is not necessary for men and
could not be sustained. It is impossi
ble to close one's eyes to the fact that
she still looks to her brother and de
pends upon him. Even though all re
strictions on political, personal and
contractual rights were taken away,
and she stood, so far as statutes are
concerned, upon an absolutely equal
plane with him, it would still be true
that she is so constituted that she will
rest upon and look to him for protec
tion. Sex JuMllflrH Separate I.nw.
"The sexes differ in structure of
body, in the amount of physical
strength, in the capacity of long con
tinued labor, particularly when done
standing, tne innuence ot vigorous
AS WRITER OF LETTERS
Complains That She Was Not
Given a Chance to be Heard
in Regard to Matter.
Four Seriously Stabbed and 15 Others
Hurt in Fight at Chicago
Chicago, Feb. 25. Four men were
Hbbed iiv a manner that will likely
prove fatal, 15 others, including po
licemen, severely cut, and several
others slightly injured in a riot be
tween two factions of Polish cele
braters early today. The fight marked
the end of festivities in the saloon of
Joseph Cuta. the rioters being guests
at the wedd'r.g of Leo Chasski and
Mary Wadya. The conflict had its
origin in an old controversy between
two factions of Poles, and a free for
all fight in which beer bottles, chairs
and tables were used, followed sev
eral quarrels which occurred last even,
Keeps Sculling Championship.
Wanganu, Xew Zealand, Feb. 25.
Webb, the world's sculling champion,
today retained the title by defeating
T. Ressider in a contest on the
wounds were found in the back and
that the position of the wounds and
the courses taken by the bullets in
dicated ( ark ins was shot: from be
hind white he lay on the floor after
having been shot through the head.
RAIL MERGER CASE
Governor Demands That Rock Island
and St. Louis and San Francisco
Be Kept Separate.
Case of Judge Grosscup and Other
Traction Officers Up in Court.
Charleston, III., Feb. 24. Judge
Peter S. Grosscup. presiding judge of
the United Statesi circuit court of
Chicago, with seven other directors,
officers and employes of the Central
Illinois Traction company, were ar
raigned yesterday before Judge
Thompson in the Coles county .court on
the charge of criminal negligence and
manslaughter. They were indicted as
a result of the interurban collision a
mile west of Charleston, on the
Charleston and Mattoon interurban
line, Aug. "0 last, when IS persons
were killed and 53 injured. Argu
Governor I ments on the motion to quash the
indictments were begun and may oc
Guthrie, Okla., Feb. 25.
C. X. Haskell last night ordered At
torney General West to institute pro- cupy most of the week.
ceedlngs to dissolve an alleged mer
ger between the Rock Island and the Pastor Gambles; Warns of It,
st iinti ami San Francisco railroads Lees Summit, Mo.. Feb. 25. Rev.
in this state. The letter demands the Charles S. Brown, pastor of the Chris
nernettial maintenance of the two sys-U'an church here, who left town sev
terns as distinct and separate roads. Ural days ago after confessing to the
Attorney General West stated that he church board that he had gambled
Los Angeles, Cal., Feb. 25. When
the new federal law limiting the hours
of labor of certain railroad employer.
becomes effective approximately 140
new telegraph operators will be re
quired in the territory governed by
Los Angeles general offices.
The Santa Fe will need 81 men on
its coast line in addition to its pres
ent force. Southern Pacific and Salt
Lake officials say they expect no
trouble in securing all the additional
men they will need.
The Southern Facific will require 30
would start the suit immediately.
ON FLIP OF COIN
away money he had borrowed from
members of the church, returned, paid
back the money he borrowed, and
preached Sunday night on the evil of
Cut Judge Sets It Aside and Fines
Each of the Jurors $50 Suit
for Death of Child.
Xew York, Feb. 25. Justice Guy in
the sapiens court set aside the ver
dict of a jury today and fined 12 jury
men $50 each for deciding a verdict
by the flip of a coin.
The case was a cuit brought against
the City Railway company for damages
' In causing the death of a child. The
John W. Gates' Train in Ditch.
Laredo, Texas, Feb. 25. The John
W. Gates special, en route to the bor
der, is said to .have gone in the ditch
at Encinal. a station 45 miles from
this city. Every car left the track
Callers have just! started from the
railroad station with instructions to
get all available physicians.
Three Die in Fire.
International Falls. Minn., Feb
Three people meT death at an early
hour this morning and four others
I were more or less Injured in the burn
jury brought in a verdict in favor of ing of the Owens home. The dead
the railway company. I are a domestic, a clerk and a baby
St. Louis, Mo.. Feb. 25 Tlie Post
Dispatch today publishes an Interview
at Biloxi, Miss., by a staff correspon
dent with Mrs. Laura Hamilton, wife
of Rev. E. A. Hamilton, formerly pas
tor of the Methodist church at Xew
man, 111., in which Mrs. Hamilton de
fies the heirs of Colonel Thomas Snell
to prove she wrote the unsigned let
ters introduced in the recent suit at
Clinton, 111., to break the will of the
deceased aged millionaire. Mrs. Ham
ilton's statement, in part, follows:
Suffered Mllliou Deathn.
"I have suffered a million deaths
since that trial began. They did not
summon me into court to say whether
or not I wrote those letters, and I can
not be expected to say now whether
I wrote them. I was in Champaign,
within the reach of the court, but they
did not summon me. I won't say
whether I wrote them. How can I,
I when I never saw them, but they are.
unsigned. I want them to prove I
wrote them that's all.
No I. el tern In State.
"There is not a scrap of my writing.
health upon the future well being of so lar as 1 K,low OI- ,n llll"ls- ay
the mop the self-iliiino xvl.irh en. mem I'rove uiese leuers are mine.
ables one to assert full rights, and in
the capacity to maintain the struggle
for subsistence. This difference justi
fies a difference in legislation and up
holds, that which 13" designed to com
pensate for some of the burdens which
rest ujion her."
STOESSEL ASKS FULL PARDON
General Condemned for Surrendering
Port Arthur Appeals to Czar.
St. Petersburg, Feb. 25. Lieutenant
General Stoessel, condemned to death
for the surrender of the Port Arthur
fortress to the Japanese, has petition
ed Emperor Nicholas for a full pardon.
DRY SUNDAY FOR STOCKTON
Ordinance Passed by City Council Pro
viding for New Departure.
Stockton, Cal., Feb. 25. The city
council last night finally passed an
ordinance closing saloons and all plac
es where liquor is sold from midnight
Saturday until 5 a. m. Monday.
EVERY MOVE CAUSED
SAYS NEITHER HAS AN AIM
Considers Roosevelt Possible Nominee
for Third Term Taft and
Hughes Both Weak.
Father Leo Heinrichs, Killed by As
sassin, Shown to Have Led
Denver, Col., Feb. 25. That Father
Leo Heinrichs, who was murdered
Sunday by an Italian anarchist lived
a life of severe austerity, is evidenced
by the discovery made by the coroner
when he prepared the body for burial.
Next to the skin of Father Leo,
wrapped a!out his waist and upper
arms, were heavy bands of linked
Chicago, Feb. 25. "In your opinion.
who will be the republican and demo
cratic nominees for president?" Wil
liam Randolph Hearst was asked last
night at the close of an extended con
ference with leaders of the Hearst In-
"I should say," he answered, "that
there was a possibility of Roosevelt
being the nominee of the republican
party and Bryan of the democratic
party, but the nominations depend
upon which faction in each party gains
control of the convention, and, as I
said in my address to the league con
ference here, the policies for which
the parties will stand also depend
upon which faction gains control of
Hoth Are AlmleHH.
"The aimlessness of the old parties
is well set forth in the fact" that you
cannot tell what their policies will be
until you know who their candidates
will be. Their candidates are not
made to fit their principles, but their
principles are made to fit their candi
dates." "Would Taft be a stronger candi
date than Hughes And in what par
ticular respect?" Mr. Hearst was
Neither Strong, lie Snju.
"In reply to your question as to
whether Taft or Hughes would be. the
stronger candidate," was the reply, "I
should say that Roosevelt would be.
Neither Taft nor Hughes would be a
particularly strong candidate. Taft
has some elements of strength, but
decided elements of weakness. Taft
has a better record of achievement
than Hughes. He is a better execu
tive than Hughes. He has the same
strength among the large and powerful
Catholic constituency that Roosevelt
has, and for the same reason name
ly, the Tnrrr-eable" seftTenrciflTo'f the
friars' difficulties in the Philippines.
Wenlc nith Labor.
"Taft is very weak with labor, how
ever, on account of his injunction de
cision, and he has the further weak
ness of possessing a set of campaign
opinions that do not harmonize witli
his previous performances. Taft said
at Cooper union in Xew York that he
believed that when injunctions were
sought against labor notice should be
given to allow labor an opportunity
to be heard before the injunction was
issued. Taft's career is full of injunc-
SEEMS THE ONLY WAY
Nearer Cars Get to the City the
Slower Progress They Ap
pear to Make.
Chicago, Feb. 25. Early today It
was reported the automobiles bound
for Paris were still floundering in the
mud and snow of northern Indiana,
with no possible chance of reaching
Chicago before night. The crew of
the American car, which was stranded
in an immense snowdrift nine miles
west of Michigan City last evening,
has secured a special permit to have
the car drawn over the Lake Shore
railway to Porter by a switch engine
and from Porter to Hobart over the
Elgin, Joliet & Eastern line.
Army Car Make l'rorexii.
Laporte, Ind., Feb. 25. The so-called
army car. carrying a message from
General Grant in Xew York to Fort
Leavenworth, reached Michigan City
early today and after a short rest for
the crew, resumed the trip to Chicago.
Mulled In n Drift.
Michigan City, Ind., Feb. 25. The
American car in the automobile race
from Xew York to Paris was stalled
in the snow drifts nine miles west of
Michigan City' late yesterday after
noon. Teams that went out to re
lease it gave up in despair and re
turned to Michigan City. The crew
temporarily abandoned the car and
went to Chesterton. 12 miles west ot
here, for more mm and horses.
steel chains ind on each link was at-1'"" ' u Know
tached a hook, every one sharpened "l even one 'coruea case or ins hav-
to a needle point in such a fashion
that each time the priest made a move
it caused A he -looks to pierce his flesh,
to remind him of the life and death
of Hinv whose steps he struggled to
NEED HUNDREDS OF OPERATORS TO
COMPLY WITH 9-HOUR LAW MARCH 4
or 40 men on its southern division,
while the Salt Lake will need IS or 20.
Sautn Fe In Xeeil of 4S0.
Topeka, Kan., Feb. 25. Announce
ment was made at the general man
ager's1 office of the Santa Fe yesterday
that 48G new operators will be re
quired on the system, the gulf lines
excepted, to comply with the provi
sions of the federal nine hour law to
go into effect March 4. Sixty are re
quired on the eastern grand division.
The officials do not know whether
they will be able to get the requisite
number of men or not.
follow. Father Leo never spoke to poration lawyer with all the tricks of
is fellow clergy of his mode of pen- tne trade. As an artful dodger of is
i . i . . , .
ance. I "-a ue compels ajsionisnmeni n not
admiration, henever an issue be
comes sufficiently acute to compel at
tention Hughes appoints a commission
j j to look into the question. The com
mission thereupon proceeds to look in
at a large price per look, and to their
eminent KnMsfnftinn Th iwnnlo nnv
Long Island Woman Seriously Wounds tne bing and they are satisfled bo.
cause they think something is being
IS "AN ACT OF GOD'
New York, Feb. 25. Charles M. San
ford, a Smithtown, L. I., lawyer, was
shot and seriously wounded ln the
head by Mrs. Jennie Bunt of Brook
lyn in the corridor of the Garfield
building at Brooklyn today. Mrs. Bunt
was waiting at Sanford's office door
and shot him as he approached. Mrs.
HAVE YOU EATEN "MOONSHINE BUTTER?
LARGELY USED IN MANY RESTAURANTS
Chicago, Feb. 25. Have you eaten
any "moonshine butter" today?
"Moonshine butter" is oleomargar
ine colored illicitly to escape the gov
ernment tax of 10 cents a pound. It
is sold in enormous quantities by un
scrupulous dealers for the cheaper
grades of butter. It is found on the
tables of a large percentage of middle
class restaurants, and invariably is
served in the lower class cafes.
A dozen secret service operatives
from the internal revenue department
are working day and night in an ef
fort to locate the illegal factories.
which, like illicit distilleries, are in
out of the way places in secret
rooms, cellars' and barns.
In these factories the oleomargarine
is changed from a creamy white to
a golden product closely resembling
cause it is made under conditions
similar to those surrounding the man
ufacture of moonshine whisky. Its
manufacture is vastly more profitable
than thatj of whisky, however, and
there is less danger from detection
The federal grand jury, Saturday
before it adjourned for a week, in
dieted John J. O'Rourke of Pullman
for coloring oleomargarine. He could
buy oleomargarine at any one of the
eight factories in the city at 12 cents
a pound. With a small quantity of
the coloring he could make hundreds
of pounds of the oleomargarine re
semble butter so closely, that only an
expert could detect the difference.
O'Rourke had 400 pounds of the
colored oleomergarine on hand when
he was arrested and was retailing it
!in his neighborhood. It was colored
ing given the notice that he says he
believes in. Certainly it has not been
his practice to give such notice.
HuKlien "lol(ter of IfiMuen."
"Hughes is a shrewd and able cor-
President Roosevelt Presses Button
Starting Train from Hoboken
to New York City.
Xew York. Feb. 25. The tunnel and
subway system, connecting Hoboken
with Xew York city by tubes under
the Hudson river, was foimally opened
today when President Roosevelt
pressed a button in Washington, thus
starting the official train from Xew
York to Hoboken. The train carried
the governors of Xew York and Xew
Jersey and officials of the three cities
interested to the new station of the
Delaware. Lackawanna & Western
railroad in Hoboken where exercises
were held in celebration of the be
ginning of operation of the new sys
tem. There a letter from Roosevelt
expressing his high appreciation of the
acnievement in such a manner was
read and speeches made by the gov
ernors and other officials.
Her Divorce Counsel at the Door
of His Office.
done. The 'interests' are more than
satisfled, because they know that
nothing is going to be done."
WELL KNOWN MINISTER DEAD
Rev. Robert Conover of Bloomington
Follows Wife in a Day.
Bloomington. III., Feb. 25 Rev. Rob
era Conover, one of the best known
Bunt admitted she did the shooting. Presbyterion ,-lergymen of central II
Sho cntn it wis incHfid hv 3anf,-.r linois, died today, aged 85. His wife
treatment of her and was an "act of aiea yesieraay. ine coupie lounaea
God." San ford said Mrs. Bunt had em- nere ln ASUO lne nrsc seminary ior
ployed him as counsel in an action g,r,s in tne state
against her husband
F0RAKER IS IRREPRESSIBLE YESTERDAY IN CONGRESS
NOT GUILTY PLEA
New York Banker Substitutes a De
murrer on Which Arguments
Will Be held in a Week.
Xew York, Feb. 25. Charles W.
Morse today in the supreme court with
drew his plea of not guilty to the in
dictment charging perjury and in its
place filed a demurrer to the indict
ment. Arguments on the demurrer
will be heard March 3.
Friends Endorse Him in Ohio While Washington, Feb. 25. Following are
Taft Carries Convention. in brief, the proceedings ol the two
Xenia, Ohio, Feb. 25. The Foraker I houses of congress yesterday as taken
lepublicans of the Sixth congressional from the official records
district met here today and named I senate Senator Gaiiinjrer in th"
npWntoa tn th. Phi nvant!nr ??nal.. opened the di-hate in favor of
w.e,- bu) for m.ean ma,i Hubstily to buiM
and passed resolutions indorsing For-I up an American merchant marine, and
aker for nrpsident The reffnlar rnn- was ionowea oy wnaior uepew. who
diver ior presiuem. ino regular con stronfriy approved the measure. Sena-
KILLS HIS MOTHER-IN-LAW
Missouri Coal Hauler Shoots Her Hus
band and Suicides.
Lamar, Mo., Feb. 25. Lee Hart, a
coal hauler here, last night shot and
killed Mrs. Joseph Edwards, his mother-in-law;
and shot and seriously
wounded the latter's husband, and then
committed suicide by lying across a
track and letting a fast express train
run over his body. Hart fired two
shots at his wife, but she escaped with
a Blight flesh wound.
was held at tor Simmon of North Carolina and
YV hyte of Maryland spoke in criticism
of th Aldrich currency bill. An hour
was aevoieu to -tnor consideration
of the bill to rev .a the criminal code
and at 5:14 o'clock the senate adjourn
ed until tiday.
IIOI SE The unusual spectacle of the
committee on rules beinc- overruled by
its chairman, the speaker, on the floor
25.-A temporary ?' Sf hou-. was witnsed much to
injunction restraining the Delaware & I ier of the committee. Mr.' Palzeil
Hudson company from making pay- brought in a resoiutien providing for
. , .. , . . , j an investigation of peonage in the
ments of dividends already declared SOuthern states, but the speaker, on an
was granted by Judge Platzek in the (objection by Mr. Mann of Illinois, held
,.t . ; j I'l w.in nui ii i v m-gru. j ne army art-
tuuii ui geiiL-iai -iuiis iajuij uu -y- propria t ion bill, carrying $sr.,tM)7.r,6i5
SI OPS PAYING DIVIDEND
Delaware & Hudson Road Restrained,
Xew York. Feb.
first class butter. The government . with the utmost secrecy in a barn, ! plication of certain minority stock-1 was taken up. but was not disposed of
agents call it "moonshine butter" be- cnrior filthv condition. Ihnldera when, at 4:f.7 p. m.. the house adjourn-
- v ipn 11 n 1 1 1 itMiiiv.
Two Thousand Educators Attend Ses
sions of Branch of N. E. A.
Washington, Feb. 25. More than
2,000 educators from all parts of the
country gathered here today to attend
the annual convention of the depart
ment superintendents of the National
Education association. The convention
will be in session three days. Seven
coordinated societies will unite with
the department of superintendence in