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FIFTY-SEVENTH YEAR. NO. -120.
THE ARGUS. FRIDAY. "MARCH 13. 1908. TEN PAGES.' T
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NEW TRIAL IS DENIED
if Order of Court Is Carried
Out He Will Be Committed
to Fort Leavenworth.
Chicago, March 13. Federal Judge
Anderson today denied a motion for a
new trial in the case of John R.Walsh,
former president of the Chicago Na
tional bank, convicted of mlsapplica
tion of bank funds.
Five Years at Fort LravrnworlU.
Walsh was sentenced to five years
imprisonment in the federal peniten-,
tiary at Fort Leavenworth.
As soon' as the court announced the
decision refusing to grant a new trial
the attorneys for the defense entered
a motion In arrest of judgment, which
they argued for some time. W
Took Little Time.
It was generally thought about the
court room they would consume two
more hours in giving their reasons
for the granting of this motion; though
Attorney Tart, who represented
Walsh, ceased speaking in SO minutes.
Judge Anderson then promptly over
ruled the motion and sentenced the
Takes nn Appeal.
' Judge Grosscup in the United States
circuit court of appeals today granted
Walsh a writ, of supersedeas and the
latter was released under bonds of
$50,000 pending a hearing of his ap
peal. .. .
CODE IS PILFERED
French Employe of Legation at Bu
charest Secures Key to Messages
and Makes Escape.
Bucharest, March 13. It was learn
ed today the copy of the cipher of the
.American state department used in
private correspondence between Wash,
irigton and various American lega
tions and embassies was stolen re
cently from the American legation
her by a French employe who suc
ceeded in making his escape to Coif
staninople. It is understood this is
the second time the American cipher
has been obtained by strangers with
in the past few years.
MADE ILL EATING
Five undred Feel Effects After At
tending Church Sociable at Up
per Sandusky, Ohio.
Upper Sandusky, Ohio, March 13.
Fiye hundred people were poisoned
here last night at a sociable given by
the ladie3of the English Lutheran
church by eating chicken and waffles.
By midnight all the doctors in the
city were busy. Today some stores
could not be rim bacause all the
clerks were unable to appear. It is
believed no one will die.
CHINESE AND JAPS CONFER
Dut Reach No Settlement of the Tatsu
' Pekln, March 13, There was a fur
ther conference here today between
Baron Hayashl, Japanese minister to
China,; and Na Tung and Yuan Ship
Kai, representing the Peking "govern
ment, over the Tatsu -Maru Incident.
No final understanding was reached,
but discussion of the matter will be
ROOSEVELT WOULO LOSE HEAD
Tells What President Would Get in
. i England.
St. Louis, March 13. The Hon. R.
P. Roblln, premier of Manitoba and
minister of agriculture of Canada, who
was a visitor at the' Merchants' ex
change yesterday, said:' ""President
' Roosevelt is a e'ever man, yet his dic
tatorial policUs would have caused
him to be beh jaded were he king of
Morse to Enter Bankruptcy. '
Nev? York, March 13. A petition
asking that Charles W. Morse, the for
mer banker and steamship promoter,
oe aeciarea DanKrupi was niea m me
federal court today
GOVERNOR JOHNSON ADMITS HE MAY
OPEN HEADQUARTERS IN THE EAST
St. Paul, March 13. Governor John- j
son when questioned today admitted
that what might be called headquar
ters for his possible entry into the
presidential race would be opened in
the east. He said "the present month
would show whether he would enter
Into the political game and yet de-
DEATH FOR ALIA
Slayer of Father Heinrichs at
Denver Convicted 18 Days
THE JURY QUICKLY DECIDES
"Is There No Appeal?" Prisoner's Only
Remark When Informed of the
Nature of the Finding.
Denver, Colo., March 13. Just 18
days after firiiig the shot that killed
Father" Leo Heinrichs at the altar
while administering the holy sacra
ment, Giuseppe Alia, the alleged but
not proven anarchist, heard his doom
yesterday. The jury found . the de
fendant guilty of murder in the first
degree and fixed his punishment at
In the court room, not three blocks
from the chure.l where he committed
his crime, and within the sound of
the chimes which, he said, drew him
to that church, Alia received the
judgment delivered by the jury.
Stolid to the lust, he simply nodded
his head and v hispered to the inter
preter: "Is thero no appeal?" Then
his chin sank 0:1 'his breast and he
made no further comment.
When the jury had been polled the
judge thanked I hem for having done
their duty, and expressed his ap
proval of the verdict. The attorney
of the defense made a motion for a
new . trial and v. as granted five days
in which to fil-3 1 apers. The prisoner
was then orda.-ed to be returned to
the county jail pending this ac'.ion,
and the trial, which had lasted only
three and a ha'.f days, was over. Un
der the laws of the state. Alia can not
be hanged within CO days of the ren
dering of the verdict.
Story of the Crime.
Alia attended service at St. Eliza
beth's Catholic church on Feb. 26 and
while kneeling at the altar, immedi
ately after receiving part of the com
munion, fired a bullet into the priest,
who died almost instantly. The as
sassin sprang into the church aisle
waved his reolver, and hastened to
ward the churci door. After a Strug
gle the slayer was placed under ar
rest at the stap3 of the church.
The congregation was panic stricken
over the tragedy and there were
threats of lynching before police re
serves arrived end placed the assassin
in jail. Later groups of men began
to congregate and, after a consulta
tion, the authorities decided to take
Giuseppenit of town. He was hustled
into an automobile and a fast . run
was made to I.htleton, 14 miles from
Denver, where a train was boarded
ior uoioraao springs, wnere ne re
mained until the trial.
In talking cf his crime the assassin
said he had i grudge against all
priests becauss they were against the
vvorkingman. He admitted he was an
anarchist and proud of it. Develop
ments at the tilal did not show that
he had any f.sirastants in his plan to
exterminate the priesthood.
GO AROUND GLOBE
Itinerary Announced Including Aus
tralia, Philippines and Home
by Way of Suez.
Washington, March 13. Admiral
Evans' battleship fleet after leaving
San Francisco will visit Ha-wail,
Samoa, Melbourne, Sydney, Australia,
the Philippines, and return to New
York by way of the Suez canal.
BRYAN RESOLUTION TABLED
Though Majority of Massachusetts
State Committee Favored Him:
Boston, March 13. A resolution en
dorsmg Bryan as the democratic nom-
inee for president was laid on the
table by a vofe of 24 to 4 at a meeting
of the democratic state committee
yesterday. - The discussion brought
out the fact that the majority favored
Bryan, but preferred that' an expres-
sion 01 tneir support snouia come in ,
the form of h resolution from the.
committee rather than from an- arbl-
trary resolution from outside sources.
it was ciaim-ia mat tne resolution was
J Introduced . at the request of George
Fred William3, who is not a member1 Word was. received in New York
'of the committee. "
velopments of the next month might
blow the whole matter into the air.
Frank A. Day, the governor's private
secretary, is .now in the east looking
after the governor's political matters
and will attend to details of opening
headquarters in Chicago, .New York
and Washington. ,
Retiring Mtners' Head Declines
to Pi a 17 Future Policy for
LEAVES THAT FOR LEWIS
.Expected, However, to Have Strong
Influence With the Ultimate Dis
position of Controversy.
Indianapolis, March 13. The scale
committee of the United Mine Work
ers of America this afternoon referred
all matters pertaining to the wage
difficulties before '.t to a sub-scale com
mittee which is expected to report to
the convention tomorrow.
Mitchell in Motlctit.
Indianapolis, March 13. For the
first time in the nine years he has
been at the head of the United Mine
Workers, John Mitchell yesterday re
fused to outline a policy on the open
ing of the spaciol convention. He de
clared to the delegates that as he was
soon to retire from leadership he did
not feel justifk-d in making recommen
dations and Migested that all mat
ters of. policy and future course of
action be referred to the scale com
mittee. This suggestion was promptly sec
onded by Vice President Lewis, who
is to succeed Mitchell, and the con
vention adjourned to give the scale
committee an opportunity to formu
late a report.
Mitchell Mill Powerful.
Although President Mitchell refused
to recommend. any plan of action, his
influence will d as powerful on the
scale committee as it would have
been in the convention. John H.
Walker, presidsr.t of the Illinois min
ers, Is chairman of the scale commit
tee and is in full accord with Mitch
ell's ideas relative to making agree
ments by disiiicts rather than have
a general suspension of bituminous
coal mining April 1.
It is the general opinion of the del
egates that there will be no general
advance mad3 on the existing mining
scale. Some changes In local working
conditions will be demanded in all
the districts, bat they wilPbe referred
TIME AND SUCCESS IS INDICATED
Hammondsport, N. Y., March 13.-
Professor Alexander Graham Bell's
new aeroplane, , the Red Wing, was
given its test flight over Lake Keuka
yesterday by F. W. Baldwin, engineer
I m charge of its construction. The ma-
chine was built by the Aerial Experi
ment association for Lieutenant Thpm
as Selfridge, U. S. A.
The aerodrome, after gliding over ;
the ice on Lake Keuka for about 200
feet, rose gently to. a height of about
10 feet and sailed at that elevation
for a distance of 319 feet at the fate
of from 25 to 30 miles an hour.
Portion of Tail Gives Way.
After having covered this distance a
portion of the "tail" gave way, and
the aerodrome was brought down for
repairs. This is declared to be the
first successful public flight of a
heavier than air flying - machine In
America. The flight was witnessed by
many persons' from Hammondsport
The aerodrome was propelled by a
40-horse power ,leight cylinder, air - cool -
WANTS RAISE OF
New York, March 13. Although for
the last five yrars John Hays Ham-
. mond. the ininirtar exiwrt lins wnctsd
for the Guggenheims as the highest
salaried man . in the world he is not
satisfied. Not. content with $800,000
n vfinr. he wa.ifa-$ion nnar mnm
in addition more time to devote to
outside interests, representing a little
private fortune of $20,000,000. '
it is learned that Mr. Hammond
will, get the increase without difficulty
can-he agree to give more time to the
Guggenheim Exploration company as
its- general manager and consulting
yesterday from Mr.
' - - .
Hamond that he
New York-Captain Uses
Wireless iri Case
AID BROUGHT.TO HAND
Revenue Cutter pings Japs
Saved From Shipwreck and
. Will Return for Others. .
New York, March 1!. Fear that a
fire which was discovered on the
steamer Providence Vaile coming up
through Long Island ound early today
might endanger the lives of his 350
passengers caused the captain of the
steamer to summon the steamer Rich
ard Peck by wireless, and within a few
minutes the passengers had been trans
ferred to the latter vessel. The fire
on the Providence' was extinguished
before much damage was done.
Rescues Japanese Sailors.
Seattle, 'Wash., March 13. The rev
enue cutter Thetis has returned here,
having rescued the. remaining 11 of
the crew of the Japanese schooner
wrecked in Yakatat bay, Alaska, in
November. The Thetis is under orders
to retura to Alaska and rescue 13 sur
vivors of the fishing schooner John F.
Miller, said to be starving on Unimak
Uerninn Torpedo float Sunk.
Cuxhaven, Germany,- March 13. The
German torpedo boat "S. 12" was run
into and sunk by an unknown steamer
at the mouth of the river Elbe today.
The chief engineer of the torpedo boat!!1.?. Pstf the signers of the pe-
was drowned, but the remainder of the
crew were rescued.
bacpt to the respective districts to be
adjusted. " .V "
If the scale committee carries out
the plan of action favored by Mitchell
it will adopt a wage scale and recom
mend joint conferences of operators
and miners in the respective districts.
In that event there would be a speedy
settlement of the controversy both In
Illinois and Indiana, as .well as in
Iowa and the teuthwest.
Reduce Wages 10 per cent.
Nashua, N. H., March 13. Notices
were posted at the mills of the Nashua
Manufacturing company and the Jack
son company today announcing a re
duction of 10 per cent in the wages
of 4,000 operatives, effective March 30.
FLIES FOR FIRST
ed gasoline motor weighing 145 pounds,
The propejlor was made of two blades
of steel measuring 6 feet 2 inches in
diameter, having a pitch of 4 feet and
weighing 19 pounds.
- Machine Weighs r0 Pounds.
The aerodrome proper . weighs 195
pounds, the 'engine and apparatus
about 200 pounds, and the operator
175; pounds, thus giving the entire ma
chine ana operator a 'weight of 560
pounds. The total supporting surface,
including - tail and ' rudder, was 453
square' feet, which gives a flying weight
of l.?3 pounds per'square foot. "
' The- main wing piece of the aero
drome consists of two superposed sur
faces, leaving a spread of 45 feet from
tip to tip and an average depth from
fore to aft of 5 feet 3 inches. The sur
faces " aie of the double wire design
and are bowed laterally.
.The experiment yesterday was de
clared to be highly satisfactory in ev
ery way. except for the minor accident
J to the "tall.'
MAN IN WORLD
$400,000 A YEAR
had? left San Francisco for Santa Bar
bara feeling ' completely cured of
chronic appendicitis, from" which- he
has been a sufferer for several years.
He was operated upon In San Frap-
Cisco Feb. 12. His contract w;th tne
Guggenheims expired March 1. .
Mucli of the mystery which has en
shrouded the biggest salary contract
in the world 'was cleared up yesterday
by a close associate of the famous
The contract guaranteed 'a; cash sal-
ary of $200,000, the rest of the "wages"
being derived from various stocks in
Guggenheim enterprises and also from
commissions ana tees. - At one time
his annual income touched '$1,000,000.
SCATillfJG DENUNCIATION OF THE
; PRESIDENT IS VOICED IN HOUSE
Washington; March .13. Denuncia
tion was heaped upori President Roose
velt In the house' today by Wilietts of
New York. He' charged Roosevelt had
"done more than all other presidents
and all other public men In the history
of the country to shake the confidence
of the people In our form of govern
ment; he has done more than any other
SAVED ONGE MORE
E. H. Harrimari to pe Asked to
Disgorge $26,000,000 '
Union Pacifia Funds.
BIG INTERESTS BACK ACTION
Said to Hav Wrongfully Retained
Profit for Selling Securities '
to' Company. .. "
New York, March 13. What is said
to be the preliminary step to action in
the courts to compel E. H. Harriman
and some of bin fellow directors in
the Union Pacific to make restitution
to the company of millions of profits
they may , have' made by selling the
securities to the company was taken
yesterday when a petition signed by
four stockholders of the Union Pa
cific was serve! upon Secretary Mil
lar. This petition calls upon the direc
tors to "commence without delay ap
propriate actions at law or in equity"
to recover for the - company profits
made in the trie to .the company of
Harriman's St. Joseph and Grand Is
land stock, stock of the Railroad Se
curities company and stock of the
Illinois Central as brought out in the
Interstate commerce investigation.
"Big Intercut Behind Move."
Lawyer L. M. Wallenstein, who said
tition, said it was necessary first to
petition the dmctors to bring such
action. He continued:
There are powerful financial inter
ests behind tl.a move and other law
yers, hut their names will not be dis
closed for the present. For the pur
pose of this- reMlion only the names
of a few stockholders are necessary."
The signers of the petition are
Lewis A.'Storr-i and Henry R. Buck
of Hartford, William A. Arnold of
Willimantic and Albert C. Bates of
East Cranby, all of Connecticut.
Storrs and Arnjld are lawyers, Bates
librarian of the State Historical so
ciety and Buck a civil engineer. It is
said they own abcut 150 shares of
"You no doubt have heard rumors
of some such step as this," he said.
"also of the plan of the Union Pacific
to segregate its stockholders. The
action is takea at this time to serve
notice 011 Harnnan and his associates
that they cannot dodge liability by
adopting any such plan." The amount
we seek to recover from Harriman,
Rogers, Stillman and Frick and who
ever the dlrac.cis were whose stock
Kuhn, Loeb & Co. sold to the com
pany is about $20,000,000."
Wallenstein told the reporters that
while he had been employed by Stuy
vesant Fish in his fight against Harri
man and had helped Fish in Chicago,
Fish had no mo;e connection with the
present action than he had with the
suit brought by the government
SHOOTS WIFE AND
RETURNS TO SLEEP
Hugh Hollis, Treasury Department
Clerk, Chief Actor in Strange
Washington, March 13. Hugo Hoi
lis, a treasury department clerk, who
served for a time as private secretary
to the commissioner of internal rev
enue, shot and killed his wife at home
today. Early this morning the wife
arose to attend a child, and as' she fe
turned to the bedside Hollis awakened,
pulled a revolver from beneath his
pillow and fired,- instantly killing the
woman. . . " :
Tmmediately he went asleep again
and knew nothing of the shooting' un
til he was afterward awakened; ' He
has always' borne an excellent I'eputa
tlon and declares he was dreaming of
burglars. -; ; '
ONLY 15 DELEGA1ES PRESENT
At Populist Mass Convention : at
Tnnekn. Kan..- March 13. The DOOU
llst mass- convention here yesterday
was attended by only 15 delegates who
elected : 26 delegates to the national
" convention at St Louis and Instructed
them, for Thomas E. Watson for .presi
dent , A platform was adopted declar-
ing money, land and transportation
problems national issues.
man- In our nation's history to destroy
legitimate- business,' shatter confidence
among : the" people and bring utter
panic Into every counting room, fac
tory, shop, office and home in the land,
and has exhibited a greater degree of
self-consciousness and egotism which
are the natural-results of power and
flattery than any president who has
occupied the White house." : -
SOME FOR HUGHES
First Delegates to Republican
National Convention In
structed for Him.
AND tHEYAREr ROM MISSOURI
Taft' Has Easy Sailing in Nebraska,
' Though Labor . Organizations
Voice a Protest.
. St. Louis, Mo., March 13. Governor
Hughes -of New York1 was given, his
first Instructed delegates yesterday
when the. republicans of the Twelfth
congressional district demanded that
their 'representatives work for his nom
ination for president. The Eleventh
district convention also endorsed his
candidacy, but will send an uninstruct-
The conventions held yesterday were
the second in each district and were
the result of a factional fight. In pre
vious conventions, held in the two dls
tricts on -Feb. 21, a set of delegates
from each district were Instructed for
Taft. The .two sets will contest for
seats in the Chicago convention. 4
Chairman Favors L,ast Convention.
Republican State. Chairman W. S.
Dickey declared that, by reason of the
fact that the district committees of
the two districts were ousted by the
state committee, the conventions held
on Feb. 2 were illegal, and the dele
gates elected were illegally elected.
He .called the two conventions held
yesterday and declared them held un
der the auspices of the republican
statecommittee in regular form, and
The administration of President
Roosevelt was endorsed by both con
ventions held yesterday. The resolu
tions 6poke of Hughes "as a candidate
who we believe can be relied upon to
follow up the work so ably and fear
lessly inaugurated by the present ad
ministration." . 1 Taft Win Nebraska.
Omaha, Neb., March 13. Without a
dissenting voice the candidacy of Wil
liam H. Taft for president - of the
United States was endorsed -by the re-
publican state convention of Nebraska
yesterday, and a solid delegation for
the secretary will go to Chicago in
structed to vote fftr his ' nomination
first, last, and all the time. A tariff
revision plank patterned after the Ohio I
declaration was inserted in the plat
Harmony prevailed throughout the
meeting - of the convention, although
some dissension was apparent in the
district gatherings and over the mat
ter! of selecting a national committee
man. 1 -. Labor Makes Protest.
T?lie Second and Sixth districts held
their conventions at the Rome hotel
during the forenoon and the represen
tatives of organized labor made a dem
onstration on the floor of the Second
district gathering. Tony Donahue, an
Omaha labor leader, wno was a deie
gatie to the district convention, made
a formal protest against Taft. His
protest did not come up in the state
YESTERDAY IN CONGRESS
Washington, March 13 Following
are in brief the proceedings of the
two houses of congress yesterday as
taken from the official records
SENATE Senator Lodtre of Massa
chusetts strongly endorsed the Aldrich
currency bill In tnc senate and declar
ed that It would be serviceable as an
emergency measure. Senator Paynter of
Kentucky opposed the bill. Jteferringr to
Senator Depew'a recent remarks about
"nlKht riders' and barn burning in
Kentucky. Senators Paynter and Mo
Crearv of that state condemned such
lawlessness and denounced the1 tobacco
trust. At 4:15 p.' m. the .senate ad
lourned -until todav.
. ItOUSB TUe postomce appropriation
bilt had rough sailing in the house.
The attacks were begun on the set-tlon
relating to the pneumatic tube service,
which was changed so that extensions
Of suoh service should not be confined
to the cities named, but Bhould be made
wherever the postmaster general may
think best. The house was a unit for
withholding a portion of the pay to
railroads- for transportation of mails
until : a correct system or weighing
should le established. A vigorous but
ineffectual tight was made on a propo
sition to increase by 12,000,000 the ap
-business of the department. The house
adjourned at 5:05 p. m. until today. .
f - , .1 Inventor Dead. -
- ". New -York, March 13. John Berry,
the-well known electrical engineer and
inventor of the Berry print ing tele-
graph system, is dead, aged 47.
. . . , .
Labor Leaders to Consid
er Weighty Business
CALLED TO CAPITAL
Recent Adverse Court Decis
ions Radically Affect Poli
cies of A. F. of L.
New York, March 13. The an
nouncement of what is declared will
be the most important conferenoe of
national labor leaders ever held was
made yesterday by the executive coun
cil of the American Federation of La
bor. Over a hundred national and inter
national unions, it is stated, will be
represented at the meeting, which Is
called to be held In Washington Wed
Consider Court Derisions.
The planning of new tactics on ac
count of the many court decisions
against unions is said to be the sub
ject to be brought to the fore for con
sideration. AMERICAN 'CAR MAY
REACH OGDEfJ, UTAH
Leaves Granger, Wyo., and Has Snowy
Road Ahead Italian Follows
Out of Cheyenne.
Granger, Wyo., March 13. The
American car left here this morning.
The Italian car left Cheyenne at 9:47.
German Car Leaves Marshalltovra.
Marshalltown, Iowa,' March 13. The
German car in, the New York to Paris
automobile contest left here at 7:40
a. m. - - -
Cheyenne, Wyo., March 13. The
American car in the New York - to
Paris race stopped at Granger, Wyo.,
last night and will attempt to reach
Ogden today. The Wasatch mountains
over which it must go are covered with
Omaha, Neb., March 13. The French
car De Dion in the New York to Paris
race was last "evening reported stuck
in the mud two miles east of Logan,
The Italian car passed the night In
Marshalltown, Iowa, March 13. The
German car reached here at 5:45 last
Lee Grubb Shoots Wife, Fires at Baby
and Kills Self on Prominent
Oskaloosa, Iowa, March 13. Delib
erate murder, attempted infanticide
and suicide committed upon a crowded
street corner .it 8:30 o'clock last even
ing created a panic.
Lee Grubb, a well known man about
town, aged Jl, shot and killed his
young wife, aged 17, and attempted
to kill their 6 months' old Infant
sleeping in a baby cab.
The trio had just left a store after
a discussion of their troubles. Two
friends accompanied them. Without
any warning Grubb pulled . a pistol
from his coat, and, pressing it against
the head of his v ife, fired, and she fell
to the pavement dead.
: He fired a s-xrond shot intending to
hit the baby, but Mrs. Wiley, a friend
of the murdered girl, grabbed the in
fant from the ob at the first flash of
the gun, and rt.e second ball went
into the body of his wife as she fell
to the walk. Gruhb, who had said not
a word, now turned the weapon
against his. own head, and, polling the
trigger dropped to the walk beside his'
dead wife, and died within a few
moments. Grubb andf his wife 'had
Quarreled and separated some months'
ago. The wife bad been living, with
friends and fan husband had made
overtures for reunion. ' What had
passed betwee.i the couple Just prior
to . the shooting Is" not knowu. ,
MATCH BY CABLE
American and British Teams Contest-
'.- ; ing for a Trophy., .
T NjsV York. March 13. An interna
tional chess match ' by cable between
teams of -10 men,- representing the
United States and Great Britain, was
begun today at the Brooklyn Chess
club and-to London. - TEe Sir George
Newnes troDhr Is the orlze of th con.