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THE ARGUS. WEDNESDAY. DECEMBER 2. 1908. TEN PAGES.
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PEOPLE OF PORT AU PRINCE
TURN AGAINST, PRESIDENT
Citizens Arm Themselves and Take Possession of
7 Capital of Hayti, Accomplishing Revolution
Without Firing a Shot.
Alexis Stands Firm in Palace Surrounded by
Howling Mob American Sailors at Legation
Landing Party Proves Necessary.
Port au Prince, Dec. 2. Armed sail
ors from the American and French
cruisers were landed at 1:30. They
are guarding their respective legations.
PEOPLE OP CAPITAL. REVOLT.
Port au Prince, Dec. 2. The people
of Pert au Prince have revolted against
the government. ' They are now in pos
session of the city. There has been
no fighting with government troops. A
provisional government has been es
tablished and General Legitime has
accepted the presidency of the new
Tarn AgalnM President.
ace is surrounded by infuriated armed
mobs, calling upon him to leave the
country. Haytien women, beside them
selves with rage, are calling down
curses upon the head of the aged man
who was today deposed from the pres
idency of the republic, and hurling
coarse epithets at him and his family.
Marines 31" y Land.
Sailors from the American cruisers
are at present in the American lega
tion, where they are arranging a sys
tem of signals between the legation
Rd cruisers in ordeftliat" a-demand
for a landing may be communicated
quickly should the occasion arise.
Events Not Expected.
The events oMhe morning came be
fore they were expected. The depos
ed president, Nord Alexis, is still at
the palace. Members of the diplo
matic corps are in conference for the
purpose of taking measures to facili
tate and hasten the departure of Alexis
from the republic. , The coup Vis been
Only Nephew Loyal.
All the remaining ministers, togeth
er with the big military officials under
Alexis, have taken refuge in the vari
ous foreign legations. The only man
to remain loyal to Alexis is General
Camille Gabriel, his nephew. Gabriel
is at the palace with. Alexi3.
Were Well Organised.
The movement has been well organ
ized. Final preparations 'were com
pleted last evening, and in the early
hours of the morning bands of citizens,
organized and armed, moved quietly
DIES AT LAST;
Los Angeles, Cal., Dec. 2. Mrs. J. C.
Wardell, leper wife of General Wardell
whose case cieated such a stir in this
community acd in Arizona, died today
of leprosy in the county hospital.
FINDS A STRANGE RACE OF PEOPLE
IN DUTCH GUIANA, SOUTH AMERICA
New York, Dec. 2. A strange tribe
of negroes with a language of their
own was found by Lieutenant R. H.
Wymans of the Dutch navy, who ar
rived here yesterday from- an expedi
tion into hitherto unexplored parts of
Dutch Guiana In South America.
The negroes were encountered after
the explorers had proceeded a hundred
miles up the Surinam river and then
cut across cruntry ta.the boundary be
tween' British; and Dutch Guiana, l-ey
appeared never to have. seen, white
men before and while perfectly biack,
were not of the thick lipped type.' - Af
ter considerable effort their ' language
was found U) be a mixture of several
European tongues, Dutch, Portuguese
and English predominating. . .
Learning to converse, with them af
ter a fashion, Lieutenant Wymans said
bis oai-ty-was able--to. get much valu
able Information from them. He.wa3
of the oplnioaihAt they were descend
ants- of 'slave who had escaped from
the coast doubtless many generations
aeo and formed a settlement far in
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ARE QUICKLY COWED
about the town and took possession of
various points of vantage. The move
ment was directed by General Canal,
member of the senate.
Not a Shot Fired.
It is a remarkable fact not a shot
was fired. The soldiers of Alexis saw
the rebels had the upper hand and
they quickly let it be seen that they
had no intention of starting a fight
that undoubtedly would have resulted
in much bloodshed. The presence of
the American and French cruisers un
doubtedly bad a restraining influence.
United States Officials Attend Ser
vices in Honor of Austria's
Washington, Dec. 2. Solemn and
impressive services attended by digni
taries of the church and state were
held in St. Patrick's Catholic church
versary of Emperor Francis Joseph's
ascension to the throne as rules of
Austria-Hungary. President Roosevelt,
Vice President Fairbanks and mem
bers of the supreme court, cabinet
congress and diplomatic corps were
Vienna, Dec. 2. The Dual empire is
today celebrating the diamond jubilee
of the accession of Francis Joseph to
the throne. His majesty became em
perorof Austria and king of Hungary
Dec. 2, 1818. Masses and- special
te deum service in the cathedral and
churches of Vienna marked the pro
gram of festivities.
WIDOW OF; RUSTIN
Mrs. Abbie Rice, Star Witness for
State, on Stand in Omaha Murder
Omaha, Dfc. 2. When the trial of
Charles E. Davis, charged with the
murder of Dr. Frederick T. Rustin was
resumed today the examination of Mrs.
Rustin, widow of the victim of the
tragedy, was concluded. Again the
court room vas packed and the crowd
showed a larger percentage of women
than yesterday. Mrs. Abbie Rice, star
witness for the state, followed Mrs.
Rustin to recite in court for the fifth
time the story of her life and the sui
cide agreement made with Rustin
which only her lack of nerve pre
vented her from carrying Into effect.
the interior where they hoped to be
free fromjiursuit and capture.
Gold was found to abound in the
country, but cataracts and other nat
ural , features of the sort that would
prove serious obstacles to the opening
up of the land also were found in
great numbers and of formidable char
acter. Lieutenant Wymans, who was
sent out by the government of Holland
to explore the country, said he believ
ed these natural disadvantages from
the - standpoint of the settler -would
guarantee th-3 undisputed' possession of
the land, in spite of the gold in it, to
ih. BO,.-rft, nmhowv'fnr
several centuries more,
, Lieutenant Wymans 'said ' that tne
expedition had been planned by the
South American possessions.. He hod
made a map o; all the region traversed
by his party, two of the members i jot
which, returned with him. Several
others will come here thortly on their.
way back to Holland.
ARE MADE PUBLIC
Notes Exchanged by , United States
. and Japan Are Comprejien- -sive
TO MAINTAIN STATUS QUO
Promise Implied of Joint Action
Against Any Nation That En- '
Washington, Dec. 2 The notes ex
changed between : the United States
and Japan "declaring their DolicY in
the far east," which have been the
subject of correspondence between
Secretary of. State Root and Ambassa
dor Takahira for some months, were
made public at the state department
Subatanee of the Notes.
In explicit terms they are as fol
"1. It is the wish of the two govern
ments to encourage the free and peace
ful development of their commerce on
the Pacific ocean.
"2. The policy of both governments,
uninfluenced by. any aggressive ten
dencies, is directed to the maintenance
of the existing status- quo in the re
gion mentioned, and to the defense of
the , principle of equal opportunity for
commerce and industry in China.
"3. They are accordingly firmly re
solved reciprocally to respect the ter
ritorial possessions belonging to each
other in said region.
"4. .. They, also are determined to
preserve the common interests of all
powers in China by supporting by : all
pacific means at their disposal the in
dependence and integrity of China and
the principle of equal opportunity for
commerce and industry of all nations
in that empire.
"5. Should any event occur threat
ening the status quo as described or
th3 principle of equal opportunity as
above defined, It remains for the two
governments to communicate with
each other in order to arrive at an
understanding as to what measures
they may consider it useful .to take."
Ambassador Takahira, , in a state
ment Issued subsequent to the making
public, of the notes, declared they
were simply a . reaffirmation of what
was decTareVby Hie Iwgijvernments
years agot It was "something like a
transaction between trusted friends."
Takahira Talks of Notes.
The ambassador added:
"It is to be noted, however, that the
notes - which are exchanged between
governments of such moral' standing
as those of the United States and
Japan wlty have a great importance in
the carrying out of their common pol
icy., Japan has entire confidence in
the great moral strength of the United
States government, and the latter
fully trusts in the strong good faith
of the Japanese government, as has
been amply proved by past experi
"In this respect it is something like
a transaction between trusted friends,
and it is sincerely to. be hoped that
the people of each country will have
the same confidence as their own gov
ernments in respect to the declaration
of the other."
MARTIAL LAW TO AWE
Act by Government Exasperates Mal
contents all the More, and They
Clash With Pclice.
Prague, Austria, Dec. 2. Martial
law was proclaimed in this city today.
The action on the part of the govern
ment served to greatly exasperate the
Czech students and they forthwith
started rioting. There was a sanguin
ary conflict between them and the po
lice and .gendarmes at Weinberg, a
suburb of Prague, in which many stu
dents were wounded. . '
CONCLUDE THAW ARGUMENTS
Early Decision on Habeas' Corpus Ap
. .. peal . I Expected.
: Philadelphia, Dec. 2. Argument on
the appeal from the decision of the
United States court at Pittsburg which
dismissed the writ of habeas corpus
to bring Harry. K., Thaw from the
Matteawan asylum to Pittsburg to tes
tify in a bankruptcy proceeding, were
concluded, today in . the court ol ap
peals." An early decision 1b expected.
PITTSBURG BROKERS QUIT
John D. Armstrong & Co.' Could
. i Realize on Paper.
Pittsburg. : Dec - 2. John D. Arm-
strong ft Co., brokers, assigned today.
J Inability to realizfe onpaper In their
possession caused the suspension. '
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SINKS WITH CREW
Kobe, Japan, Dec. 2. The Japanese
; steamer Ginsei .Maru has, foundered!
off Hi-Wel. The entire crew and all
, passengers were lost.
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EMPEROR FRANCIS JOSEPH IS TODAY CELEBRATING ANNIVERSARY
OF HIS CORONATION.
COUNT BONI RAKED
FOR FORMER WIFE
Paris, Dee. 2. The suit brought by
Count Bcni de Castellane against
Princess de Sagan, hi, former wife for
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cess side of the case said the count
from her husband. The facts thay he
count had offtred to prove were irro
vant even ii they werti; established
they had no bearing upoiiUhe. educa
tion of fhe children. I'lirtncrmoro
these allegations were dented by? the
princess. t .r '
Rakrd Fore and Aft.
Counsel for the princess raked Cas
tellane fore" and aft when he reached
the subject of the fashion in which he
had-dissipated his wife's fortune at
tlie rate -or $1,000,(K0 a year for 11
years. ..After detailing the manner in
which '. the money . had been spent,
Clemenceau exclaimed: "This is the
man who wants his children educated
like a Castellane: a man without a
profession, who married for money and
then devoted himself to betraying his
wife and his wife's female friends."
FOR OTHER FELLOW
Special Interests Represented
Tariff Hearings Want Excep
. ' tions for Selves.
REFORM ON EVERYTHING ELSE
Plea .Made for the Removal, of Indirect
Revenue System From,the Realm
, Washington, Dec. 2. Manufacturers
and business men at the - ways and
means committee inquiry yesterday
listened to the demands of spokesmen
that the tariff be taken, out of politics
and made a cold scientific proposition.
Cotton and silk manufacturers held
the attention of the committee.
Some Indicated their" assent to the
anti-political deliverances.' Others, particularly-in
behalf of the cotton indus
try generally were in accord with the
proposition, ;even though holding out
for . soma special exception :in their
own restricted branches. '
The old story was pretty generally
repeated of tariff reform theoretically
and forthe other fellow, buf with spe
cial reasons for the "exceptions re
quested . by special; branches.-' Large
delegations' of manufacturers were at
hand to present their views. - -
r.l" Tartlt SrlVatifip Baala.
; Representative Frank" Clark of Flor
ida was first to be heard on cotton.
He argued, for a ' protective duty on
Egyptian, West Indian, and. other long
staple cotton. He .gave the vewaof
the &ea island cotton growers, and sug
gested that'a tariff .commission should
have charge of the tariff., r- - .
"I submit, Mr; Chairman,". said Mr.
Clark, "withoutMir any wise discussing,
jor even minnging on- tne reiatrve vir-
Bad formal dedaVed TrcTVbuld'TrfrTr
draw the suil if the princess .epSaU-SCi -n f30'?00
IN FRENCH COURT
Continuing, Clemenceau revealed the
exact terms of the settlement his
clent offcrcd make ' tne u 0 f
her divorce. These the count refused
., ,.., . j ,ns:
on tho ground they were insufficient,
and in eo doing, said the counsel, he
prove3Lhimb-elf eligible for an insane
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when the estate of .his former wife
was out of I the, hands of trustees; she
to take over all debts then pending.
. l. Token I p Armani lona.
Clemenceau took up one by one the
accusations made against the princess
oy .the count regarding her travels in
Italy with De Sagan before' their mar
It should be remembered, the lawyer
declared, that tho princess was not a
young girl traveling with her fiance,
but a divorced woman in company
with the man Ehe was going to marry.
Excusable in American.
"Furthermore, she is an American,"
said Clemenceau, ."and conduct that
would appear to be out of the ordin
ary in France," he: said, "is perfectly
proper on the other side of the ocean."
tues of a protective tariff and a tariff
for revenue, that the recent election.
and other., elections preceding it, have
forever established as a part of our
system of government the indirect
scheme of taxation the levy and col
lection of customs duties on articles
imported into this country from for
"This being true, this matter ought
tct be removed from-J he domain of par
tisan politics and hereafter treated as
a business proposition, and a commis
sion or other proper tribunal created
to deal with it"
Cotton In Infant Clan. .
"The cotton industry is practically
an infant Industry at this time." said
Samuel Ross of" New Bedford," Mass.,
secretary of the International Associa
tion of Mule Spinners. "The manufac
ture of the cheaper class of fabric in
the south is an infant industry; while
the manufacture of high -grade goods
in the north is an infant Industry."
Albert Hibbert, secretary of the
United Textile Workers of .America,
asked that the tariff on cotton manu
factures remain as , at present... He
6aid the productive power of operators
in America is much greater than in
England or Germany. '
FINED $10,000 FOR REBATING
Stearns Salt Lumber Company's
Punishment Named. ,
Grand Rapids, Mich., Dec. 2. Judge
Knappen today fined the Stearns Salt
& Lumber company f 10,000 for accept-
ing rebates from the Pere-Marquette
on shipments from Ludingtouj,1 to To
ledo. -;. ... ,. . . .: : . . . ' -
TO GERMANY NOW
; Berlin, Dec. The United States
and y Germany have arranged for
postal rate on letters between the two
countries of 2 cents instead of the ex -
istlng rate of 5 cents, effective Jan: 1.
I t at , 1 111s iiicqiuc n ue uicrt-tieeu
ROCK ISLAND AMD HARRIM
WORK IS COSTLY
Department of Agriculture Needs
$500,000 to Eradicate Foot
and Mouth Disease. -
PAY FOR THE CATTLE KILLED
Contracts Void by Reason of Quaran
tine Result In Heavy Losses to
Stock Raisers. v
Washington, Dec. 2. So expensive
has been the campaign of the depart
ment of agriculture agrmst the foot
and mouth disease,' prevalent among
herds of cattle in New York, Pennsyl
vania, Michigan and Maryland, that
Secretary Wilson soon will ask con
gress for an emergency appropriation
of $500,000 for this work.
While the experts have not been
able to satisfy themselves as to the
origin of the disease in this country,
the slaughter of herds is being con
tinued with a view of eradicating the
affection. The United States govern
ment is being called upon to pay two-
thirds of the appraised value of the
cattle, the state bearing the rest. Not
only is thi3 item of expenditure sum
ming up into big figures, but the cost
of disinfecting premises is paid by the
federal government and is enormous
Former Origin Plain.
When the disease affected tin cattle
in New England $300,000. was spent in
freeing the country from it, but in
that case little trouble was encounter
ed in ascertaining the origin, while at
present the( experts have not been so
It is believed that the disease will
be exterminated at a cost to the gov
ernment of $500,000, but that this sum
will not begin to measure the Joss oc
casioned by the outbreak. Dealers in
the quarantined states are appealing
to the department daily for permission
to fulfill contracts, whose forfeiture
means the loss of thousands of dol
lars, but the department cannot find
its way clear to grant relief.
Canada ilrawa I.inea Tighter.
Detroit, Mich., Dec. 2. A rumor
that there are cases of foot and mouth
disease among cattle in Essex county,
Ontario, has brought nearly a score of
Canadian government inspectors to
Windsor, Ontario, and resulted in an
order to Collector of Customs bmnu
at Windsor to bar from landing at
that port from the American side of
the Detroit river every kind of ve
hicle. Automobile trucks were barred
Monday -and yesterday the order was
extended to cover touring cars. Horse
drawn vehicles have been barred from
entrance since the quarantine was or-,not purci,as3 certain seaboard refiner
dered against the state of Michigan ' iP. in incrpt, ih stanriflrriv 'mninoaa
by Secretary of . Agriculture Wilson.
The Canadian inspectors will make a
thorough examination of the cattle,
sheep and swine in Essex.
COURT HOUSE WILL
SOON TUMBLE IN
Situation at Pine Bluff, Ark., Where
River Is on Rampage, Steadily
Growing Wcrse. -
Pine Bluff, Ark., Dec2. The Arkan-
sas.river reached a stage of 23 feet
early today and is rising rapidly. The
bank of the river in the rear of the
Jefferson hotel and the county court
house began falling into the river in
large sections this morning. The court
house annex has been vacated by offi
cials who consider the , building un
Ohio G. A. R. Commander Dead. .
Alliance Ohio. Dec. 2. J. H. Sharer.
commander of the Grand Army of the
Republic, died at his home here to -
YALE GRADUATE FOURTH OF HIS
CLASS TO 60 OVER CUFF TO DEATH
New Haven, Conn., Deo. 2. Crazed
by continued overstudy, , John,-- Allan
White, a brilliant Yale, graduate stud
ent ' whose home was in Walton, N. Y.
leaped fromhe top of West Rock yes
terday .and crashed 40Te,t downward
upon the jagged rocks- death.
His act was planiW ;-.; -VVMi
was marked, by the most p&. '-.
preparations.; His oods In his doruN
tory; apartments were packed, a note I
was left in his desk telling his college
friends that he had "decided to end
ft, all.Vand ie had coolly, walked-to
the highest pc-ak of the precipice which
stands sentinel-like, on the , outskhts
of Kew. Haven-. . The spot he. finally
selected for nls leap to deatli was
j dawn the sheer side of the cliff into a
1 gully of qua? fled stoned His head and
Rumors on Stock Ex
change Cause Sudden
Rise in Securities..
U. P. BANK INVOLVED
Plans Have Been Made for Fi
nancing St. Louis & San
New York, Dec. 2. Furious specula
tion in Rock Island preferred stock
was precipitated in the stock market
today by rumors that important plans
have been perfected for financing the
needs of the St. Louis & San Fran
cisco, a subsidiary company.
The fact that this, transaction was
attributed to a banking house which'
usually acts for the Union Pacific gav4
rise to the implication that the Harri
man and Rock Island interests were
coming into closer affiliations.
Gonld Intercut lavolved.
At the same time reports were sent
from the west that new projects were
forming for a different organization of
the Gould group of properties. These
rumors were without official sanction,
but served to awaken great animation
in speculative dealings. Rock Island
and Gould stocks advanced 1 to 3
points. Later the general list suffer
ed a sharp decline.
ARGHBOLD IS WEAK
Memory Wavers When Oil Official is
Crowded Too Closely by
FIGURES ESCAPE HIS GRASP
Fails to Explain Whether Purchases of
Other Companies Were Made to
New York, N. Y., Dec. 2. When the
1 cross examination of John D. Arch-
bold was resumed in the Standard Oil
suit today, Kellogg plied the witness
with questions in which he sought to
show that in reality the Standard did
but to destroy competition. .
, acri.iB of Percentage,
Archoold.s answer3 were of non.
mmmitti 't,.r.t ..m tr,
v vku x.ti ,. 1 . a 01- a v w
Standard's percentage of business done
in 1S97 was large but he could not
state what the percentage was then
or at the present time.
ON THE RANGES
Denver, Col., Dec 2. Thousands of
cattle on th ranges of Colorado are
reported to be starving with the pros
pect that there will bo an unpreced
ented loss to cattlemen during tna
I winter which opened early and has
I caucht a majcritv of the stockmen un-
prepared. Feed is selling at almost
, prohibitive prices. Tho temperature
I fell below zero last night.
body were crushed
. White was graduated from Yale in
tho academic class of i907, one of the -most
brilliant in scholarship which -ever
left ,Yale, and he Bad the honor -of
leading it in 'general; scholarship
averages.. He ,wpn all the mathematl- :
, prizes offered during' his course, v
.Vr .re then hap twice beenwa!rded
r . vg university fellowship la
mathetu.,tics. He had. completed a. par
per on an abstruse subject to read be
fore the ..Yale Mathematical club last ..
night. He was 21 years old and iraa
the fourth, member of. big class to fall '
to his. death, over, .the West Rock cliff-
His i father,' John "iCwbite. Is pub
lisher of the Walton- Reporter, a dally ;
newspaper of central New' Yorlu"""'" '