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FIFTY-SEVENTH YEAR. NO. 233.
THE ARGUS, THURSDAY. JULY 1G. 1908.
PRICE TWO CENTS
INDIANAPOLIS WELCOMES JOHN IV,
KERN ON RETURN FROM DENVER;
FAIRBANKS PRESIDES AT MEETING
PROHIBITION CONVENTION SLOW IN
THE TRANSACTION OF BUSINESS;
SPEND FORENOON GATHERING CASH
HOW'S THIS FOR A CIRCUS STUNT?
v v .
Big Assemblage of Citizens
Cheers Vice Presidential
CALLED UPON TO SPEAK
Function Similar to That He
Was Chairman of fn Honor
Indianapolis, Ind., July 1C The re
ception given John w Kern, demo
cratic candidate for vice president of
the United States, last night was as
hearty and generous and' spontaneous
as ihe citizens of Indianapolis, regard
less or politics, could make it. Fully
5,0d0 people gathered and gave Kern
a hearty welcome and cheered him
enthusiastically. The candidate ad
dressed the big crowd for about 20
minutes after being presented by Vice
President Fairbanks. Four years ago
Kern presented Fairbanks to a big
nonpartisan gathering under similar
Reachm Home at 8 P. M.' ,
Kern arrived at C o'clock last night
and was escorted to his home by a
large procession. He arrived at the
court house with .Vice President Fair
barks a few minutes after 8." When
the carriage in which Kern and Fair
banks arrived they weret greeted
tumultously. , " '
Mayor Bookwalter extended a greet
ing as Fairbanks and Kern ascended
the platform. Kern was- warmly wel
comed to the platform by prominent
men of the city who were there by
special invitation. Bookwalter, with
a few brief remarks, presented Fair
Tribute Paid by Fairbanks.
The speech of Fairbanks carried
through it the spirit of neighborly
friendliness and Interest. He called
attention to Kern's value as a citi
zen, his ability as a lawyer and ora
tor, the great honor conferred upon
him by the Denver convention and
concluded: "I cannot wish you suc
cess in your couse. I can, however, ex
tress the certain conviction that you
will be crowned with the increased
respect and confidence of your neigh
bors." Spoke With Much FeellnK.
Perhaps in all his career as a public
speaker, John V. Kern never was re
ceived with more ardent applause
than he was when he faced the crowd.
He spoke with much feeling and ex
pretsed appreciation of the hearty
nonpartisan welcome home. Speak
ing of his nomination, he said it was
not because of any ability of his own
that he was nominated, but because
of the greatness of the state of Indi
ana, its position in the union and its
record of loyalty to the nation. He
referred to ,the welcome home given
the lata President Harrison . and an
cccasion similar to that of last night
when Fairbanks returned, and the
pleasure It gave him to take part in
Anita Study of IflMuen.
He concluded: "All I ask of you and
I am sure my friend here (Indicating
the vice president) will join in the re
quest, that every voter study the is
sues before the people from the stand
point of patriotism, that he himself
be informed as to the right or wrong
of all questions at issue and then
when you have made up your minu
thus intelligently and patriotically as
is your duty as a citizen, then with
the strength of American manhood go
and deposit your vote for right as God
' gives you to see the right and we will
abide by your judgment as expressed
at the polls." . v
BOAT 111 PATH OF
Twentv-Five Persons Believed to
Have Been Drowned n the
: , . Philippines.
Manila, July 16. A pleasure launch
bound" from " Manila to Correglndor
island carrying about 75 passengers,
was caught in a typhoon today and
. foundered. It is believed 25 passen
. gers including three Americans, were
' t'rowned. - The others, " numbering
- about 50, were picked up by the Brit
ish steamer Suxeric. It is reported
an army surgeon is among the dead
PRINCE ON WAY, 10 QUEBEC
New Battleship Indomitable Carryin
English Royalty Across Atlantic.
i London, July 1C The prince of
. .. ... ...
Wales and his suite sailed from Ports
mouth yesterday on board the Indom
itable, Great Britain's newest cruiser
battleship, to attend the forthcoming
tercentenary at Quebec. Among those
at Waterloo station to bid farewell to
the prince we're Ambassador and Mrs.
Reid and Lord Strathcona, high com
missioner for Canada. The earl of
Dudley and Sir Francis J. S. Hopwood
are traveling with the prince. There
has been some talk of the Indomitable,
which is capable of doing 27 knots an
hour, trying to give the trans-Atlantic
liners a new record.
STEVE ADAMS HELD
GUILTLESS OF CRIME
Western, Miner Set Free After Long
Trial on the Charge of Murder
ing Mine Superintendent.
Grand Junction. Colo., July 16.
Steve Adams, member of the Western
Federation of Miners, was acquitted
of the murder of Arthur Collins yes
terday afternoonv Adams' alleged
confession of the crime was excluded
as evidence by Judge ShackleforiL. and
eight witnesses testified to an alibi
for the accused man.,
Cdlins, who was manager of the
Smuggler -Union mine at Telluride,
was shot on the night of Xov. 19, 1902,
while playing cards in his office.
Adams left the court room with
William Easterly, another prominent
federations, and joined Mrs. Adams
at the hotel, where she had been stay
ing during the trial. ,
HURRYING TO GET
ADDRESS TO PRESS
Judge Taft Stops Weight Reducing
Entirely While Writing ?
Speech of Acceptance.
Hot Springs, Va., July 1C. Pressed
by the necessity of having his speech
of acceptance prepared several days
in advance of its delivery at Cincin
nati on the 28th inst.. Judge Taft to
day determined to forego his usual
recreation and exercise until the end
of his -ask is in sight. Golf and
horstback rides will not figure in his
daily routine again until the speech
WESTERN MINES ARE FEWER
Official Report Shows Decrease of 5.-
Denver, Colo., July 16. The annual
report of Ernest Mills, secretary-treas
urer of - the Western Federation of
Miners, shows the organization lost
5.000 members during the last year.
The total membership Jan. 1. this
year, was 38.11G. . Mr. Mills attributes
the loss to the existing industrial con
ditions. Total collections by the local
unions were $1,100,694 and expendi
tures J993.885. The report says $189,-
589 was expended in the defense of
Haywood, Moyer, Pettibone and
U. S. SUES JAMESTOWN EXPO
Government Has Nearly $900,000
Coming from $1,000,000 Loan.
Norfolk, Va., July 16. The United
States government filed a petition in
the Jamestown exposition- federal
court yesterday, asking protection as
a creditor of the exposition on account
of its $1,000,000 loan and claiming
priority of payment over everything
tlse owed by the exposition company.
The "petition says the balance due the
government is $897,953.57. It had
been thought the government's loan
was only a lien on the gate receipts,
but yesterday's petition claimed that
under the special statute appropriat
ing the loan it comes as a general lien.
THREE DAYS OF PLEASURE
Mystic Shriners Finish Business and
Will Now Enjoy Themselves.
St. Paul, Minn., July 16. With the
final adjournment ' of the Shriners'
imperial council yesterday the nobles
began this morning to give them
selves over to tnree aays or unin
terrupted pleasure. This is Minne
apolis day and visiting nobles and
ladies are the guests of Zurah temple
of that city.
South Dakota Ticket Put Up,
Rapid City,. S. D., July 16. The
democratic state convention yesterday
nominated the following ticket; State
treasurer, A. W. Clauson; secretary
of state, A. H. Olesen; auditor. Levi
D. Waite; superintendent of public in
struction. Miss Rosa Mean; commis
sioner of school and public lands,
Warren Younc: attorney general. John
B. Hampton; railroad commissioner, I
a. u. Arnold. - .
FIELD EVENTS OF OLYMPIC GAMES
Total is 31 Points at Close of Day's Contests, Great Britain
Having but 12 and Other Countries Being
Far in the Rear.
London, July 16. American ath
letes walked away from all opponents
in the discus throwing competition,
free style, at the stadium today. Mar
tin J. Sheridan of the Irish-American
Athletic club retained the champion
ship without great effort. His throw
of 134 feet 2 inches was more than two
feet behind his own record. M. H.
Giffln of the Chicago Athletic associa
tion was a good second: M. F. Horr of
the Irish-American Athletic associa
In the 100 kilometer bicycle race
Weintz, the only American entrant,
fell and did not finish.
, V liritiither SwIniM Fntateitt.
The 400 meter swimming race was
won by Taylor of the United Kingdom. I
Time, 5 minutes 36 1-5 seconds.
. How Slant Willi WeltthtM.,
In the weight-putting contest Ralph
Rose of San Francisco won; distance,
45 feet 7 inches; Hergan, English,
second, and Garrets, Chicago, third.
Five Americans qualified for the final
in this event.
Ameriennn In Lend.
Counting only field events for which
tne Americans are making the more
serious bid, the Americans at the con
clusion of today's meeting had a lead
over the United Kingdom of 19 points,
the figures being as follows:
America Throwing hammer, 8;
team race, 3; discus throwing, 9; put
ting snot t; 1,500 meter race 5:
i United Kingdom Team race. 5:
putting shot, 3; 1,500 meter race 4;
Other Far Behind.
The scores, of other countries were:
Sweden 5. . ' '
GOMPERS SAYS IT AGAIN; OF OPINION
BRYAN WITH LABOR'S AID, WILL WIN
St. Paul, Minn., July 16. Samuel
Gompers. president of the American
Federation of Labor, says the labor
element in the United States, in mak
ing its choice between jthe platforms
of the two great parties, will turn to
the democratic declaration of princi
ples in the coming election. Mr.
Gompers, who is in St. Paul attending
the 34ih conclave of the imperial
council. Mystic Shrine, handles the re
publican platform without gloves.
My opinion is that William Jen
Jnings Bryan will defeat William How
BIG LEAD If! THE
The first position counts 5
S and third 1.
;old Mednla Won.
London, July 16. Gold medals went
to Great Britain, France and Sweden
as the winners of the finals of yester
day's events at the Olympic games
Great Britain was a double wiuuer,
and France and Sweden each secured
one first. The United States had to
be satisfied with one sliver medal,
symbolic of second place in the three
mile team race, but the American rep
resentation in the various events was
There were four finals assigned to
the day, and of these England won
the CC0 yard cycling race and three
mile team race, thus bringing the
number of gold medals accredited to
Great Britain to date up to four, com
pared with two standing to the credit
of the United States. The only final
in which the latter country participat
ed was the three-mile team race and
the American team finished an easy
France 1Ylnn Tandem Rare.
France captured its gold medal for!
victory in . the 2.000 meters tandem
cycle race and Sweden for Lemmings
record, breaking Javelin throw of 17S
feet, 7& inches, which topped the best
previous throw by more than three
Greece, France and Great Britain
each took a silver medal for second in
the Javelin throwing, 660 yard cycling
race and 2,000 meters events respect
ively, while Norway, Germany and
Sweden took bronze medals in the
same events. -
The closest finish of the day was in
the first heat of the semi-final of the
400 metres swimming event, cOScheff
of Austria winning by the smallest
fraction from H. Taylor of England. "
ard Taft in the coming election," said
Mr. Gompers. "The republican plat
form adopted at- the Chicago conven
tion is pure politics, nothing else
There is" not a heartbeat of sympathy
in the entire document .There is not
a bit of humanity In its entire tone
"As between the two platforms, the
one adopted at Chicago and the other
at Denver, it seems to me that the
labor element of the United States
will lean strongly . to the democratic
platform. I am satisfied ' that labor
will give the latter its entire support."
Rocs In Nw York Amarioan.
PAYS FOR CRIME
Giuseppe Alia Hanged for Mur
der of Father Leon Hein
richs at Denver.
NO REMORSE SHOWN AT END
Went to His Death Hurling Maledic
tions Upon Catholic Church Re
view of Strange Case.
Canon City, Col., Jujy 16.-Calling
down maledictions upon the Roman
priesthood and shouting in Italian
"Long live Italy! Long, live the Pro
testants!" Giuseppe Alia, the murderer
of Father Leo Heinrichs, was carried
to the death trap last night and paid
the extreme penalty of his crime. -Review
of Alia' Crime.
Giuseppe Alia's crime, the murder of
the Franciscan monk at the altar rail
in St. Elizabeth's church in Denver
while the priest was administering the
sacrament, awakened anxiety through
out the Catholic world lest it should
prove the beginning of a general plan
of priest murder.
Alia had been in Denver several
weeks, unemployed and apparently
penniless. Early on the morning of
Sunday, Feb. 23, according to his story.
j he was aroused from sleep by the ring-
i tug or tne cnimes in st. jsnzauetns
church. He arose and walked to the
church. He went not with the thought
of thanksgiving in his mind, for he de
clared that the church chimes recalled
alleged wrongs experienced in his na
tive Italy and attributed by him to the
Went Through Ceremony.
Entering the church Alia went
through the usual ceremony of blessing
himself with holy water, and then seat
ed himself where his view of the altar
would be unobstructed There he fol
lowed the ritual up to the point where
communion is given to all who are pre
pared. Alia approached the altar, and,
kneeling, awaited the arrival of the
priest officiating at the communion,
not knowing. Alia has said, or caring
who it should be.
A number of other communicants
had assumed the same posture, and
positions at the communion rail were
practically all taken. When Father
Leo appeared with the consecrated
wafers, Father Leo, placing the wafer
upon the tongue of the stranger, be
gan: "Take, eat; this is my body '
but stopped horror-stricken. .
' Spat Morael Out.
The subject of the prayer had spat
the blessed morsel . from his mouth
Almost simultaneously with this dese
cration Alia fired a shot and Father
Leo sank, to the floor mortally wound
ed. Immediately after firing the shot,
Alia, with a curse, rushed for the door.
Policeman Daniel . Cronin,. who was
present, . wrenched the gun from Alia'
i hand and dragged him to the' street to
protect him from the maddened wor
shipers. ' m
The trial was comparatively' brief.
but every opportunity of defense was
given. Insanity was offered as a plea
to escape the noose. The best -alienists
in Denver testified that Alia was sane
and he was sentenced to be hanged.
Many believe the murder of Father
Leo was part of an anarchistic plot
against the Catholic clergy, but noth
ing has recently transpired tending to
substantiate this view. Previous to
coming to Denver Father Leo lived at
Paterson, N. J.
REACH UTICA, N. Y.
Y. M. C. A. Runners Bearing
Message From New York to
Chicago Are Fleet.
SHERMAN HANDLES MISSIVE
Republican Candidate for Vice Presi
dent Has Had in Notable Jour
ney of the Package.
Utica, N. Y.t June 1C. The New
York-Chicago message arrived here at
1:45 p. m. and was sent forward by
runners without a moment's delay.
Representative Sherman passed the
message from the runner who brought
it to the one in waiting. f
From Major to Mayor.
New York, July 16. The New York
Chicago Y. M. C. A. boys' relay run
started yesterday from the city hall
when "Little Tim" Sullivan, acting as
mayor, delivered a? letter to Mayor
Busse to the boy scheduled to run the
first relay. This was H. Rapp, and a
couple of minutes past 10 o'clock he
grabbed the letter and off he scam
He headed across City Hall park in
the direction of Broadway, up which
he ran to Walker street. His relief,
J. Tiebout, was stationed there.
Rapp took 2 minutes and 52 seconds
to cover the stretch between the city
hall and Walker street. New York
boys had the task of carrying the mes
sage to Yonkers, and the distance was
divided into 35 relays. There was no
accident on the way, and the exact
running time was 1 hour 34 minutes
and 30 seconds.
May Keep Ahead.
The message reached Yonkers eight
and one-half minutes ahead of the
schedule, and if everything goes well
Chicago will be reached a day ahead
of the schedule that is, a little after
ightfall next Tuesday.
The running will be continuous ex
cept one wait at Cleveland over Sun
day, the schedule calling for the ar-
ival there at 10:40 o'clock Saturday
night, and the journey being taken up
again at 2 o'clock Monday morning.
The 2,000 runners are all Y. M. C. A.
boys under 18 years of age.
Will Swim Lake.
The star act of the trip will be at
Cayuga lake, which members of the
Auburn branch are going to swim to
save six miles. The lake is a mile
wide at that point, so there will be a
ransfer right in the middle. The tube
will be tied around the necks of the
ODD FELLOWS ARE
AT LIHW00D FOR DAY
Annual Outing Is 'Being Held Down
the River, and a Large Number
Are in Attendance.
The Odd Fellows picnic at Linwood
attracted a crowd of nearly 500 from
the city without the number which
will take the boat to the grounds after
supper this evening. Baseball be
tween teams from the Odd Fellows
in Moline and the local Odd Fellows
was the feature of the afternoon. Be
sides the games of ball there were foot
races and games of all kinds calcu
lated to hold the Interests of every
one there. - -
WRECK IN FRONT OF STATION
White Mountain Express Derailed at
Greenwich, Conn., July 16. The
White Mountain express on the New
iorK, xsew iiaven & Harttora was
wrecked here this morning and one
woman,. Miss "Marguerite . Armstrong
of Wayne, Pa., wras killed and 10 per
sons injured. The wreck occurred, on
a bridge almost in front of the rail
road station. There were five parlor
cars all thrown from the track and
overturned.- . " , '
Delegates Made to Dig Sinews
of War With Which to
Carry on Fight.
Chief Feature Is Demand for
Referendum Vote en Liq
Columbus, Ohio, July 16. When the
national prohibition convention re
assembled today the committee on per
manent organization reported. With
the exception of Charles Scanlon of
Pittsburg, who was made chairman.
the temporary officers were named as
peinianeut. The report was adopted.
Long Collect Ine Money,
The work of receiving and collecting
subscriptions from delegates for, cam
paign expenses was so prolonged very,
little else was transacted at the morn
ing session. The report of the com
mittee on resolutions was presented by
Chairman Samuel Dickie, president of
Albion college of Michigan.
Liquor I'lnuk In Strong;.
The platform as presented by the
resolutions committee pledges the par
ty when placed in power to the sub
mission of a constitutional amendment
by congress to the states for prohibi
ting the manufacture, sale, exportation,
importation and transportation of alco
holic liquors for beverage purposes;
demands immediate prohibition of the
liquor traffic in all places over which
the national government has jurisdic
tion; repeal of the internal revenue
tax on and prohibition of interstate
traffic in alcoholic liquors; election of
senators by direct vote; equitable
graduated income and Inheritance
taxes; establishment of postal savings
banks; guaranty of deposits in banks;,
regulation of all corporations doing an
interstate commerce business; creation
of a permanent tariff commission;
strict enforcement of laws against the
social evil; uniform marriage and dl-
orce laws ;an equitable and constitu
tional employers' liability act; court
review for postoflice department de
cisions; prohibition of child labor in
mines, work shops and factories; legis
lation basing suffrage only upon intel-
genee and ability to read and write
the English language; preservation of
mineral and forest resources of the
country and the improvement of high- .
ways and waterways. -
Taken a KereHM.
The platform was a'dopted by viva
oce vote. The convention recessed
Columbus, Ohio, July 1C. Prohibi
tion is this national convention which
met here yesterday, worked under tem
porary organizat ion throughout its two
sessions and adjourned until today
without hearing the report from the
committee on permanent officers. There
was little accomplished beyond nam
ing the various committees and receiv
ing the report of the committee on
rules and credentials. There was no
contests before the latter body, and its
report, as well as that of the commit
tee on rules, was largely prefunctory.
Charles Scanlon of Pittsburg, one of
the candidates for the presidency, will
be permanent chairman.
UeeleetM Old Officera.
The national committee last night
reelected all of its officers.
The members of the national com
mittee selected include:
Illinois Oliver W. Stewart, Alonzo
Iowa K. W. Brown, O. D. Elliott.
Michigan Samuel Dickie, Fred W.
Minnesota W. G. Calderwodd,
George W. Higgins. . ,
Nebraska A. G. Woldenbarger, D.
B. Gilbert -
South Dakota W. T. Rafferty, Quin-
cy Lee Morrow..
Wisconsin B. E. Keuren, W. D,-
Cox. '. ' ' ., . .-
SEEN AT HONOLULU
Honolulu, July 16. At 7:30 .a. ' m.
the Atlantic battleship fleet had just
been sighted off of the leper settle
ment on the north side of the island
of Molokai, 40 miles from Honolulu. -
Mrs. Eddy Is 87.
Nwton, Mass., July 16. Mrs.1 Mary
Baker G. Eddy, founder and head" of
tho Christian Science church, reached ,
her 87th year today . ; -