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FIFTY-SEVENTH YEAR. NO. 201.
THE ARGUS, TUESDAY. JUNE 9, 1908. TEN PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
TAFT FORCES FIGHT TO LAST DITCH
BUT If LAST YIELD GRACEFULLY IN
CONTEST ON LOUISIANA DELEGATES
FLOOD FROM THE KAIV RIVER DRIVES
7,000 OUT OF HOLIES AT NORTH
TOPEKA BEFORE CREST IS REAOIIEI
Finally Give it Out That They
Consent to Seating
HALF A VOTE FOR EACH
Then Committee Proceeds to
Give War Secretary Every-
Chicago, June 9. The contest over
the four delegates at large from Mis
sissippi was decided in favor of the
The committee seated the Taft del-
egation in the Third Mississippi dis
trict. PronprrlH C;xmI for a FIiUt.
Chicago, June 9. When the republi
can national committee met here today
general indications were that the Lou-
Islana compromise proposition would
nrnvni-n a warm firht Ti Tnft m. I
agers were confident they had enough
votes to carry through
which they favor.
They determined the delegates who
were entitled to their seats should
have them without being compelled to
split their votes with men who were
not in their opinion properly elected.
Would Conciliate Neitro Vote.
On the other hand the advocates of
a compromise renewed the arguments
made yesterday suggesting the seating
of both contesting delegations would
be more highly expedient in attaching
the negro vote to the republican party.
Agrrn to Sent Both.
The committee agreed to seat both
delegations from Louisiana allowing
each delegate one-half of a vote. I
This decision was arrived at with
the full consent and approval of Taft I
and - Roosevelt after an imraens'e I
amount of conferring by telegraph and
'' Tried to Hold the Fort. -
Telegrams by the score were rained
upon such members of the Taft or
ganization as were, supposed to be
wavering, urging and demanding that
they stand fast at any cost. Repeated
messages were sent to Taft and Roose
velt at Washington and they were in
close touch at every instant of the
' ir.orning with the exact situation.
Delegation PropOKeM to Fifrfit.
The anti-Taft delegation from Louis
iana expressed themselves as entirely
satisfied with the compromise agree
ment, but the Taft people, headed by
Governor Warmoth and Pearl Wight,
were in open revolt, declaring their
delegation had been sold out. War
moth said: "I refuse to abide by the
aeeisiou of the committee and will
appeal the case to the credentials
The committee took up the contests
from Mississippi. These include four
delegates at large and six districts.
- Sand in Tnft Cylinder. -
Chicago, June 9. A few Ijandfuls of I
sand . were thrown into the cylinders
of the Taft political machine late yes
terday. So" far everything that has
come up has been handled quickly
and decisively by the Taft men, but
yeBterday from their own membership
came a proposition to divide the
Louisiana delegation with the opposi
tion, seating both the Taft and anti
Taft delegations with a half vote each.
The proposition in itself did not come
as a surprise, but the number of the
national committee who favored the
movement created some consternation
in the Taft camp. Friends of the sec
.relary of war on the committee
brought about adjournment rather
than permit a vote to be taken.
No ComproiiilMe Planned.
Manager Frank H. Hitchcock an-
- pounced last night there will be no
POOR CASE AGAINST
State Concludes Testimony With Elsie
' Voecks Who Became Confused
and Makes Denial.
New York June 9. The prosecution
rested its case today in the trial - of
Raymond Hitchcock, the comedian, on
' Indictments growing out of the charges
nude hy three young girls. The most
iniDort.l witness today was Elsie
'.Voecks, one of the defendant's alleged
victims. .In some respects hertesti
; rnfcny corroborated that given by Miss
V6n Hagen, but on cross examination
she became badly ' confused several
. times. -! She said Hitchcock' had never
compromise. He Is determined to
fight for the seating of the delegations
instructed for Taft, and declared he
will insist the committee pass upon
all contests. To settle them in any
oher way, hc said, would be unfair to
the delegations themselves. He ex
pressed the opinion the committee
should not shirk the responsibility of
sitting in Judgment on the merits of
every contest, and in this view he is
supported by practically every com
mitteeman from the west and south
p.nd many from the north.
Cannon in NomIiik Around.
Chicago, June 9. Joseph .G. Cannon
arrived in Chicago today from his home
in Danville, and declared himself a
candidate . for president "until they
stop voting or elect someone else." "I
am here on business," said the speaker.
'I just ran up from Danville this morn
ing and will return home tonight."
Cannon declared in his opinion it was
not the proper thing for a candidate
for the presidency to "mix in" person
ally, but to "leave that sort of trouble
for the boys."
C'iiIIm Colored Convention.
Chicago. June 9. A call for a con
vention of the colored voters to be
held June 15, was issued yesterday
by John G. Jones of Chicago, who
claimed that he has the endorsement
of several negro politicians from
southern states for the movement
which has for its purpose the uniting
of negro voters for "the republican
nominee, whoever he may be.'
SPEAK FOR THE LID
Mayor Rose of Milwaukee Ad
dresses Brewers on Regula
tion of Saloons.
SECONDED BY THE PRESIDENT
Convention Which Opens Today at
Cream City Regarded as Most Im
portant Yet Held.
Milwaukee, Wis., June 9. What is
regarded a3 the most important con
vention in the history of brewing inter
ests of the country opened today when
members of the United States Brewers'
association met here in their 48th an
nual meeting. During the convention
the prohibition question is expected to
be discussed from every standpoint.
Mayor Row Welcome Them.
Mayor David S. Rose of Milwaukee,
who has started war against dive sa
loons in Milwaukee, made an address
of welcome, and in the course of his
remarks made reference to the warfare
being made againstall saloons which
do not come within the "decent"
Brewer In Temperauee Hole.
President Julius Liebmann of the as
sociation followed with the annual ad
dress in which he referred to the reg
ulation of the saloon and advocated the
spreading of the conviction that the
brewing industry stands for temper
ance in the best sense of the word.
CORN FROM ARGENTINA
Shipment of 20,000 Bushels First Im
portation on Record.
New York, June 9. "Carrying coals
to Newcastle" seems hardly more an
omalous than Importing corn into
America, the greatest of corn grow
ing countries, yet that is what the
Corn Products Refining company is
sow doing, and it is said to be the
first time it has ever been done. Five
hundred tons (20,000 bushels) of corn
ore now on the way to this port from
Argentina. This corn, which is of the
new crop , just harvested, i3 to be laid
down in New York a( 71 cents a
bushel. That price does not, however,
irclude the import duty of. 15 cents a
bushel, 90 per cent of which will be
refunded if the manufactured product
is exported. .
CONFEDERATE VETS MEETING
Great Enthusiasm Shown When
semblage Is Called to Order.
Birmingham, Ala., June 9. Amidst
great enthusiasm and before 7,000 peo
ple assembled in the Hippodrome au
ditorium, the annual reunion of the
Confederate Veterans was called ' to
order today by Major General George
P. Harrison, commanding the Ala
bama; division of the Confederate Vet
erans.' " .-' :
. New Ships Florida and Utah.
Washington, J.ie 9. Secretary Met
calf yesterday announced that the two
new battleships authorized at the last
session "of congress would : be named
Florida' and 'Utah. He said the next
battleship authorized would bear , the
name of Wyoming. The name of the
monitor Florida will be changed to
; that of some city in that state.
LOSING NO TIME IN NURSING BOOM
OF CORTELYOU FOR VICE PRESIDENCY
Administration Fcrces Take Advantage of Fairbanks' Opposi
v tion to Vote Him Out of the Race and Make a Grab
Fortha Whole Cheese.
are" multiplying that
be advanced by the
Taft forces at Chicago as their can
didate for vice president. Cortelyou
himself, naturally declined to discuss
the matter of his candidacy for tne
reason New York already has in the
field' a possible candidate for the
presidency in the person of HugTtes.
Depend on HiiKlie.
It cannot be stated as a fact, how
c ver.au .1 1 w-t n un toft,.nf Ji in Mm rlwfa
time has come when Cortelyou should
be placed in position to lie recognized
as New York's candidate for the vice
presidency in the event of the elim
ination of Hughes from the presiden
FalrliankM Nw Out of It. ,
One reason - for their confidence is
asserted to "be their belief that by
strenuous opposition offered by the
Fairbanks contingent to the recogni
tion of the southern Taft delegates iii
the battle before the national com
mittee, now in progress, coupling the
names ol Tatt and Fairbanks or
GEORGE J. GOULD
TO BE AT WEDDING
Said to. Have Declared Family Ha's
Consented to Marriage of Sister '
and De Sagan. " -
New York, June 9. Before sailing
for Europe on the steamer Kron Prin
zessin Cecilie, George J. Gould is
quoted as having said: "I expect to
attend the wedding of my sister, Ma
dame Anna Gould, to Prince Helie de
Sagan. The marriage is to take place
with the full consent of all the Gould
BIBLE IN SCHOOL UPHELD
State Supreme Court Denies Petition
of Roman Catholics.
Springfield, 111., June 9. The su
preme court yesterday denied tne pe
tition for mandamus filed by a num
ber of. Roman Catholic residents of
Scott county to compel the school
board of Winchester to discontinue
the reading of the bible, recitation of
the Lord's prayer and the singing of
hymns in the school. The residents
making the complaint are Jeremiah
Ring, John J. Doyle, Johanna Watt,
Margaret Murphy and Bridget Mar
killie, representing numerous Roman
'i t Vi nl ! fimilioti roc ir? in rr In tha vinin
"5" -or Winchester, lftey objected to
me reuuing oi me uioie on me score
that . the King James .version was
used, which is not in accordance with
the teachings of the Roman Catholic
faith V- - v '-
Falls" From Cab; Train Wild. "
Omaha, Nebv June 9. Plunging
around sharp - curves -.and across
bridges at 40 miles an hour, a Burling
ton train f roni Kansas City ran- wild
yesterday for 20 minutes before the
fireman discovered the engineer had
fallen from the cab. . - v
Italian Pilgrims Killed.'
. Novara,-Italy, June 9. Nine Italian
pilgrims were killed and 83 injured
Roosevelt and Fairbanks on one ticket
has become impossible. Therefore,
tomorrow the Cortelyou advance guard
starts for Chicago led by Assistant
Secretary Louis Coolidge of Boston
and Cornelius N.. Bliss.
Gnlld'n ame to Be PreMented.
Washington. June 9. It has been
determined by friends of Governor
Curti3 Guild of Massachusetts his
name shall be presented at the Chi
cago convention as.candidate for vice
president. Senator, lodge of Massa
chusetts, whp wllLq permanent chair
man of the convention, will leave the
chair during the' proceeding to pre
sent to the convention, the candidacy
of Governor Guild. The nomination,
it has been arranged, will be seconded
by Chase S. Osborne of Sault Ste
Marie, Mich. -. ,
Hammond HenilqharterM Opened.
' Chicago, June 9.-The; first head
quarters for a candidate for vice presi
dent were opened today at the Audi
torium Annex for John Hays Ham
mond of New York. They are in
charge of John C. Montgomery of New
COMMITTEE TO AID
Acts on Suggestion Made by Recent
. Conservation Congress in
Washington, June" 9. In accordance
with the suggestion made by the gov
ernors at their conference at the
White house in May, the president has
appointed a national conservation
committee to consider and" advise him
cn c-Ostlons relatine to the conserva-
tof the natural resources of the
country, and to cooperate with similar
bodies which may be designated by
the several states. The list includes,:
Waters Theodore E. Burton of
Ohio, chairman; Senator- William B.
Allison of Iowa, and heads of various
bureaus of the department of agri
Forests Senator Reed Smoot of
Utah, chairman; Albert J. Beveridge
of Indiana and William Irwin of Wis
Lands Senator Knute Nelson of
Minnesota, chairman; James J. Hill
" Minerals Representative John Dal
zell.of Pennsylfania, chairman; Rep
lesentative Philo Hall of South Da'
kcta. Professor Charles R. Van Hise
of Wisconsin, John Mitchell of illinoi3.
THREE BANKS FORCED OUT
Foreigners Withdraw Deposits and
Pittsburg, Pa., June 9. Three bank
ing institutions of Peter Rutsek loca
ted at Unlontown,"" Brownsville and
Connelsville suspended today. Deposits
are $35,000. ; It is estimated 30,000 for
eigners have gone to Europe and the
withdrawal of their deposits is blamed
for the institutions having to close.
Belmont Grows Worse."
New York, : June 9. Oliver H. P
Belmont became steadily" worse today
and it " was said death was expected
at any -moment., : t;
-Harding in Brooklyn Eagle.
ANOTHER ROAD HIT
Wheeling and Lake Erie Forced
to Go Into the Hands of
VICE PRESIDENT IS NAMED
Expensive Terminal Said to Have Caus
ed Difficulty, Costing Dcuble
Toledo, Phio, June 9.--On claims ag
gregating $8,701,047, due the National
Car Wheel company of New York, the
Wheeling & Lake Erie raflroad has
been thrown into the hands of a receiv
er by United States District Judge W.
The petition alleges the total indebt
edness or ihe wneeiing to ue upwards
Yiee l'roNlilent the Receiver. ,
B. A. Worthiugton of Cleveland, vice
president and general manager of the
Wheeling, was appointed receiver fori
the road and immediately qualified by
filing a bond of $100,000 furnished by
the United Surety company of Balti
The National Car Wheel company
was represented before Judge Taylor
by a Pittsburg law firm, and Attorneys
Squires and. Duncan of the law firm
of Squires, Sinders & Dempsey of
Cleveland, together with C. A. Selders,
the local attorney, represented the
Wheeling road. -
Terminal C'miNe of Croon?
It is said that the troubles of the
Wheeling & Lake Erie road have their
foundation in the building of the Pitts
burg & Wabash terminals. This work
was started under President Ramsey,
who believed he could put the work
through for $1G,000,000, but which has
already run up to over $40,000,000,
with the "work still uncompleted.
Other matters which'are said to have
rushed the matter of a receivership
are a note of a million dollars due ia
August and an eight million dollar
mortgage which fahs due within a few
months with no funds available to
meet them. '
IN A SHIPWRECK
Passenger Steamer Wrecked
Striking , a - Rock Off the
- Chinese Coast.
Hongkong, June 9. The British pas
senger steamer Pow An, running be
tween Hongkong, Canton and Macao,
struck a rock off Lantao island Sun
day night and Is a total wreck. Eighty
natives are missing, but all the Euro
pean passengers and officers of the
steamer were rescued. The rock on
which the Pow An struck is near Cap'
sum Pass. Lantao is a long, narrow
and mountainous island in the mouth
of the Canton river, 17 miles east of
Macao. ' The Pow An Is a tw In screw
steamer of 2,239 tons, built at Glasgow,
and belonged to the Hongkong, Can
ton & Macao Steamboat company, lim
ited.- :. -V:- - -
ROOSEVELT MAY BE NAMED
Senator Bourne'Sees Prospect of Stam
peding Chicago Convention ' -
Washington, June 9. Senator Bourne
of Oregon of "second elective term"
fame was at the White house yester
day. 'Upon leaving the president ,he
declared: - "There is just as. much "of
a chance as there ever was that the!
Chicago convention will be stampeded
for Roosevelt. I cannot understand
how the country can fail to utilize the
greatest asset it has. While newspa
per reports Indicate that opposition to
Secretary Taft is rapidly disappearing,
the reading public must not be misled
into believing that the recent develop
ments render impossible the nomina
tion of President Roosevelt. ' It has al
ways been a question as to whether the
candidate would be Roosevelt or Taft.
There is just as much chance now of
Roosevelt's name being substituted for
Taft's as there ever was. When a
lighted match is brought into the vi
cinity of a big powder magazine no
one can tell what will happen."
CHARLES G. DAWES
IS A GOOD FELLOW
But After a Banquet Which He Gave
" His Name Appeared on a Con
vention Slate. "
Chicago, Juno 9. Charles G. Dawes
was host at a "goodfellowship" dinner
to- several scores of leading republi
cans here last night.
After the dinner, ""however, there
were a number of conferences be
tween groups of party chiefs and as a
result, it is rumored. Senator Crane of
Massachusetts will be the next chair
man of the national committee, Harry
S. New of Indiana, vice chairman;
Charles G4. Dawes of Illinois, treas
urer, and Elmer. Dover of Ohio, secre
VISITS THE CZAR
King Edward First British Mon
arch to Officially Enter
GREETINGS GiVl N AT REVAL
Guard of School Children, Instead of
troops, at. station,, wnen tmperop - -
Reyal, June 9. The meeting be
tween King Edward and Emperor Nich
olas occurred here today wiflf due for
mality. It was the first time the Eng
lish monarch has ever made an official
visit in Russian waters. The British
squadron escorting the royal yacht,
Victoria and Albert, with King Edward
on Doard, entered tne bay or Keval
shortly after 10 this morning. The cus
tomary salutes were fired, and after
an exchange of formal visits the king
and emperor lunched on board the Rus
sian yacht Polar Star as guests of the
dowager empress. The day favored by
brilliant summer weather.
The imperial train bearing the em
peror and suite arrived here at S this
morning. When the imperial party
alighted they were surprised to find
the disembarking platform surrounded
by a guard of school children of Reval
instead of a detachment of troops. The
children cheered enthusiastically; a'nd
tnis welcome evidently made a deep
Impression upon the emperor and em
Leave the Capital.
St. Petersburg, June 9. Emperor
Nicholas and other members of the
imperial family, accompanied by a
large suite, left Peterhof at 7:30 last
evening for Reval to greet King Ed
ward. This is the first railway Jour
ney of any length that the emperor
has taken since he made the trip to
Samara on July 9, 1904, to review the
troops going to the Russo-Japanese
Special precautions have been taken
along the Baltic railroad. The track
is being closely watched by soldiers,
and-special guards have been station-
At at nil V. VJJMa A ' 1 rt 4-Ml
of plain clothes police officials has.
been sent to Reval ahead of the train.'
Premier Stolypin, Foreign Minister
Iswolsky and Vice Admiral Dikoff , the
minister of marine, left here on" board
the- cruiser Almas for Reval.
Frenchman Makes v premier
. Trip in Monoplane.
Paris, ' June 9. Robert1 Pelterie, a
wealthy young Frenchman, yesterday
afternoon 1 flew for-over a mile near
Versailles at an average height of
120 feet with a monoplane machine
of his invention. ' This r is' the first
flight ever made in a machine of this
type Pelterie's machine has wings
like-a bat, but the disposition of the
motor steering apparatus resembles
the Farman machine. Among those
who witnessed the High! was Wilbur
Wright. It Is said Wright will exe-
cute preliminary, flights here , tn Pel
terie's private aerodrome
of yesterday's flight.
Refugees Find Shelter in the
Schools and Private Homes :
- of Topeka.
WORST IS NOW OVER
Highest Stage Reached During
Day-No Loss of Life
but Much Damage. .
Kansas City, Mo., June 9. 'Prospects
for tho early abatement of flood condi
tions along the Kaw and Missouri riv
ers is favorable this morning. Accord
ing to the weather bureau forecast the
highest stage of those' streams will
have been reached by tomorrow morn
ing. . -
Topeka Hounea Thonaaadn.
Topeka, Kan., June 9. About 7,000
persons were driven from tnelr homes
in North Topeka by the flood in the
Kaw river. A major portion found
shelter in Topeka proper, where the
Auditorium, school buildings and pri
vate homes have been opened to them.
No loss of life is reported, hut there
has been much property loss. The "
crest of the flood reached Topeka this
morning, when the water began to re
cede, and by 9:30 had fallen three
inches. Indications are good for a con
tinuation of the fall. - . -.
K,WM Driven Out by Topeka Flood a.
Topeka. Kans., June 9. All of North
Topeka is under water and 8,000 per
sons were driven from their homes on
account of the high water in the Kaw
No one was drowned or injured. The
people had sufficient warning to get
their household goods moved to higher
ground and to get away themselves.
A stretch of Union Pacific track a
away and the riyer ,g pourlng oyer t
fiye.to.ight feet deep.
The floor of the Union Pacific depot
is covered. with a foot of water. Three
blocks north the water Is five feet deep
in Kansas avenue.
Hundreds of small houses In the
lower bottoms have been partially de
stroyed, the water standing above tne
Train service is cut off on the Union
Pacific and the Rock Island, both east
and west of Topeka, and on the Santa
Fe east. No mails have been received
since yesterday morning.
DETECTIVES' RAID SUIT CAUSE
Woman Whose Children Were Seized
at Sterling Wants $5,000.
Sterling, 111., June 9. Frank A.
Campbell, manager of the Central De
tective agency, 95 Dearborn street,
Chicago, John Learnard, assistant
manager of the agency. Chief of. Po
nce unrist Baker or this city, and
William Haines, James H. Haines and
Charles Jackson were made defend
ants in a damage suit yesterday for
The bill was filed by Mrs. Minnie.
Haines, wife of James H, Haines, one
of the defendants, and is the out
growth of family troubles. About a
month ago .Mrs. Haines left her hus
band, taking her two daughters, Irma
and Eva. Haines secured the services
of the Central Detective agency - of
Chicago to locate his children. They
were located here and the detectives,
in company with the chief of police,
raided the house and took 'the two
children to Chicago in an automobile,
where they are now In hiding.
Following the raid Detective Learn
ard, John H. Haines and William
Haines were arrested charged with as
sault and battery. Mrs. Haines then
filed suit for trespass.
G JESTS LOSE MUCH JEWELRY
$100,000 Worth Burned in Fire at
BronxviHe, N. Y., June 9. Although
one wing of the Hotel Gramatan was
destroyed hy fire last night the guests
who occupied the other' portions of
the building suffered no great Incon
venience today. : The loss ; Is esti
mated at $200,000. Many guests have
reported heavy losses of Jewelry and
personal effects. I is. estimated the
loss on jewelry -alone will' -exceed
$100,000. . -. r . :
JAPS FIGHTING IH KOREA
Reports 26 Engagements in Four Day
Toklo, June 9. A Seoul dispatch re
ceived at army headquarters reports
from June 3 to 7 government troops
had 2C engagements with Insurgents.
- In-these engagements ' 113 Insurgents
were miiea ana z were -taken pns-
oners. ' -
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