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FIFTY-EIGHTH YEAR. NO. 180. THE ARGUS, MONDAY. MAY 17, 1909. PRICE TWO CENTS. RAP AT RIVER ENGINEERS GIVEN IN THE LOWER HOUSE EIGHT T0 16 YEARS AT HARD LABOR FOR CAPTAIN HMS IN DARKEST AFRICA THE ROCK ISLAND Told Congress Where to Go, According to Champ Clark. REPORT WHEN READY Tiff Comes Up Over Data on 14 f Foot Channel Below St. Louis. lower rates, that the adoption of a uni form bill of lading Is urged. GOLD KEY TO OPEN YUKON EXPOSITION Elaborately Mounted Instrument Giv en Taft for L'se at Ceremonies June 1. IMPRESSES TURKS Visit of Commander of American Cruiser to Mersiuu Results in Hasty Promise. Mersina, May 17. Captain Marshall, commanding the American cruiser North Carolina, now in this port, had a conference with the governor i Admia province Saturday. As a result ful protection has been promised American interests' at Adana. liuards are patrolling American property there and elsewhere. Conditions in the re fugee camps are pitiable. Alexandretta, May 17. The Ameri can cruiser Montana arrived here to- day. Alexandretta is quiet. I Washington, May 17. President Taft will open the Yukon-Alaska expo sition at Seattle June 1 with a splendid gold telegraphic key sent him today by Secretary Ballinger and the congress ional delegation from Washington The key is mounted on Alaska marble ornamented with 22 handsome gold nuggets from Alaska. The key will be ...:4l. n-:, : 1 . . . . - .1 . R T .. 1 "( "nn ITt-IIOC U I ...... ....... - - . . . - - - . Yt aSniUSUOIl, i'lil.V II. v.wii-,. . . v I . "- graph wires and the president will go to tun. we win ren"" "- touch it on the oncntns day. thereby ;et ready." setting in motion the machinery of the This said Clark of Missouri in the exposition house todav. was the alleged response given by the engineer department of CAPTAIN MARSHALL the army when asked for information regarding the result of the examina tion made by engineer officers into the practicability and desirability of con structing and maintaining a navi gable channel 14 feet d'P and of suit able width from St. Louis to the mouth of the Mississippi river. ( nllril on Seeretary of Wnr. Tile subject was brought up when IlarthoUlt of Missouri offered a reso lution calling on the secretary of war for a report. Alexander of New York prospective chairman of the rivers and harbors committee, insisted no report had been submitted. Rartholdt de clared the report was made three months ago. Clark at this juncture made the statement quoted. The resolution failed of adoption through objection by Alexander. HolIinKKMorlh ( utiMrx Stir. Washington, May 17. "An ass of first magnitude," "Perhaps one of Sher man's bums who robbed defenseless men and women." "A contemptible lit tle whelp," "Political nonentity from Ohio," "Paleface luminary," "Pusil lanimous pigmy from Ohio" these were some of the characterizations of Tollfi7gsitrth of Ohio in editorials from several southern newspapers which he had read in the house today as u basis for a question of privilege affeciing his resolution recently offered ptote. ig against the portrait of Jef ferson Nivis on the silver service to be pre1 ptd to the1 battleship Missis sippi. ' Cnnnou Split IlalrM. The reading of the editorials caused great commotion and at times moved the members to great laughter. Finally jmen were hanged this morning in front Bartktt of Georgia and Fitzgerald ofOf the buildings of parliament in Stani New York demanded that the speaker boul. They had been found guilty by rule fn the question of privilege. In court martial of complicity in the mur an elaborate opinion Cannon held that der of their officers in the late revolu- Hollingsworlh had not been attacked ,tionary outbreak in his representative capacity, and he was not permitted to proceed further. ; Quorum Kttrly. Washington, May 17. Fifty-seven senators answered their names when the senate met today, relieving doubt as to the ability of that body to obtain a quorum early in the day to consider the tariff bill. Suthland of Utah spoke in support, of the tariff as reported by the finance committee and in opposi tion to the addition of the income tax provision. """" - pp7rir lFrf might 'cwteJsf . UNEMPLOYED TO DECORATE GRAVES OF SUICIDES ABOUT NEW YORK SHOOTS BROTHER-IN-LAW I jitter Kims Amuck at Carmi, 111., Hut Is Checked. Carmi. 111., May 17. Word was re- tion Baying to aecorate the graves of New York, May 17. The graves of suicides in the cemeteries about New York city will be decorated Memorial day by the Chicago branch of the national committee for relief of the unemployed, according to resolutions adopted at a meeting last night. J. Eads How of St. Louis, president f the organization, introduced a resolu ceived here today that Mrs. Hubert Burnett shot and killed her brother-in thoy who had died by their own hands by the result of their failure to obtain law, Julian 'Burnett, yesterday after employment or of hardships created ne nau stanneu ner nusnana anutnreat eued to murder the whole family on a farm south of this city. The woman was arrested and released pending the action of the grand jury. by Industrial depression, would do much to bring to the attention of those responsible for the conditions of the unemployed. It is also planned to have a parade as a rival to that of the G. A. R. Line Fence Quarrel Fatal. Richmond, Ind., May 17. Ech Meek and son, Raymond, a few miles west of here, were killed today by Joseph Railsback In a iftie fence quarrel. Railsback was wounded in the leg. LOOT AND WRECK FIVE MORE TURKS HANG Robbers, After Holding up Mail Had r.cen i .nnd Guilty of Killing Car, Run Engine Into Rest Mirers in Recent I'pi'isiiy;. I of Train. Constantinople, May 17. Five more CHICAGO BANKER PASSES X of MISFIT IN PEACE National Association of Manu facturers Favor Change in Bank System. DOES NOT MEET NEEDS At Least There Should lie Lnw Antli ori.ing Asset Currency, Prop erly Kestrictcd. New York, May 17. Reports of com A. Ilangiin Was President Clearing House Association. Chicago, May 17. Nelge Alexander Ilaugan, president of the State Bank of Chicago, president of the Chicago clearing house, and prominent in Scandinavian circles, died today of heart trouble, aged CI. DOZEN HURT IN COLLISION tors were also taken out on the train to care for the injured. : Chief Ryan of Hillyard went out with a posse and surrounded all the roads leading to Spokane. No trace of the robbers was found. It is reported that the bandits ob tained a large sum of money from the registered mail, the amount being placed at $20,000. Reported that the Bandits Secured $20,000 in Registered Mail Made Kscape. IMPERIAL HONORS TO LORD England Helps Roberts Celebrate (olden Wedding. London, May 17. Ird Roberts is today celebrating the golden anniver sary of his wedding and so popular is he that the event has assumed some thing of the character of an imperial festival. Spokane, Wash., May 17. In the holdup of the Great Northern passen ger train No. 3, between Colbert and Mead, shortly before midnight Satur day night, 12 persons were injured when the engine and mail car, running wild dow the track by the bandits after they had rifled the mails, collid ed with the remaining cars of the train. The bandits detached the engine and mail car from the train, ran them down the track a considerable distance, and then after the registered mail had been opened, they sent the engine back to collide with the cars standing on the track. Saw Thrra Coming. The conductor saw the wild cars comine down the track at the rate of '25 miles an hour when they were a considerable distance away, and he and GIRL BELIEVED TO HAVE SLAIN FATHER Louise Arbogast Daughter of St. Paul Butcher, Arrested Police Think Her Insane. Dies in Porto Rico. San Juan, Porto Rico, May 17. M. J Jorns, the Iowa horticulturist in the corvipo ff tlio A m orison 1rn rtm ftnt nf . agriculture, died in San Juan this ne of ,the trainmen placed a tie on ' 1 il.A (M ArA ntn. 4liAlil ntl 1 A morning of typhoid fever.. The body will be sent to New York on board the steamer Coamo. , Quits Civil Service Post. Washington. May 17. James T. Wil- niiitees were presented at the owning Hams, Jr., today tendered the presl session of the annual convention of dent his resignation as civil service the National Association of Manufac-' commissioner. Williams is leaving the turers this afternoon. The committee service because of impaired health. on currency recommended that the as-j social ion endorse the Fowler currency : F,.r Destroys Cotton bill and advocate its passage by con-' Fort Smith, Ark., May 17.-Firehere gress It was the opinion of the com- ,01ay destroyed a compress and 5.000 mittce expressed in Its report that the baIts of cotton. The loss Is $300,000. present banking system ought to be j River Riplets. amended by law allowing an Issue of: Tho Ruth wen nortn supplementary asset currency secured ( The stage o water wRB 9 35 &t c a by an appropriate guarantee fund with m anJ g 5Q at nQon proper restrictions as to issue, or that The 6tea:ner w w wi arr,ve ,n we ougm 10 cnange our wanning tsja- .,. Htv tnmn.rnw nfllrnnnn Qllr, , the track In an effort to stop their wild flight. The engine and car were partly stopped by this means, but plunged Into the coaches. There was a loud crash, and the passengers were thrown from their seats, most of the Injured being hurt by glass from the broken windows. Two Tralnn of Deputlen, Two special train loads of deputies were hurried from Spokane when the word of the holdup was received. Doe- JUNE 6 TO BE MEMORIAL DAY Association of M. W. A. and R. N. A. Plans to Honor De parted Members. this evening he will talk on early his tory under the auspices of the An dalusia Memorial association at the village town hall. ARRANGE TO HOLD WARD GATHERINGS Plan Is Devised to Further House to House Visitation Work Can vassers in Conference. Wrorkers to the number of 200 gath ered at the First Methodist church yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock to dis cuss the house to house visitation can vass to be conducted next Saturday morning. . The meeting was addressed by Rev. A. J. Hurley of Moline, who told of the methods to be employed. The meeting was then divided into wards and the ward captains and the workers decided to hold meetings dur ing the week in each ward. The places and time of meeting in the various wards are as follows: First Ward Trinity chapel, Wednes day. Second Ward Mrs. Wadsworth's home, 1131 Second avenue, Wednes day evening. Third Ward German Methodist church, Wednesday evening. Fourth Ward First Methodist church, Thursday evening. Fifth Ward Broadway Presbyterian church, Thursday evening. Sixth Ward Mrs. N. P. Tucker's home, 1C18 Second 'avenue. Seventh Ward Grace Lutheran church, Tuesday evening. At these meetings the ward workers will make final and definite plans for carrying on the work. Slayer of William E. An nis Receives Sen tence of Court. ACTS AS IF If) A DAZE Judge Declares Trial Fair and Verdict Was Commensurate With Offense. EXERCISES AT CEMETERY Fred Kaufi la Chosen President and Committees Are Named to"Ar- " rang for Day's Observance. APPROPRIATIONS TO BE CONSIDERED Annual .Allotment of City's Funds Will be Jaken up at this Even ing's Session of Council. St Paul, Minn., May 17. Louise Ar- bogast, 19 years old, daughter of the late Ixniis Arbogast, a wealthy butcher who was killed early Thursday, is in the Ramsay county jail under commit ment from a police court, formally charged with murder. It Is believed the girl was Insane when she commit ted the alleged crime. SWINBURNE LOWERS FLAG Succeeded as Itear Admiral of Pa cific Fleet by Sebree. San Francisco, May 17. Rear Ad miral W. T. Swinburne, commanding the Pacific fleet, hauled down his flag on the cruiser West Virginia today, having reached the age of retirement. Rear Admiral Uriel Sebree took com mand, raising his flag on the cruiser Tennessee which will hereafter be the flag ship. Boy Drowned, Not Kidnaped. Newark, Ohio, May 17. The body of John Altmeyer, aged C, thought lo have been kidnaped, was found in the river today, - Carnegie Hobnobbing With King. Rome, May 17. Andrew Carnegie was received in audience by King Vic tor Emanuel today. FOOT AND MOUTH DISEASE BROUGHT TO AMERICA BY INFECTED VACCINE Plans for the observation of Memor ial day for the departed members of the Modern Woodmen and Royal Neighbors were made Saturday even ing at a meeting of the Rock Island County Memorial association of the two societies at the Woodmen head office. The memorial exercises will be held Sunday, June C. The following officers were elected by the associa tion: . President Fred Rauh. Vice President H. F. Lamp. Secretary E. F. Johnson. Treasurer Mrs. Mary E. Coleman. It was decided to ask the South Rock Island camps of Woodmen and Royal Neighbors to-participate thi3 year. A special committee was an pointed to interest the Royal Neighbor camps in the observation of the day. This committee is composed of Mrs. Mary E. Coleman, Mrs. Victoria Zim- merman. Mrs. Ella Trenkenschuh and Mrs. C. E. Allsbrow. j Commit tern Named. The memorial exercises will be held at 2:30 in the afternoon at Chippian-nock-x:emetery. The association auth orized the following committees to pro ceed with the details of the plans for the event: Arrangements President Rauh and Secretary Johnson. Transportation Thomas Flynn, Wil liam Slagla and B. W. Newton. Music Mrs. Kate Collier, Mrs. Vic toria Zimmerman and Mrs. C. E. Alls brow. Speakers H. W. Bostock, J. Walters and Mrs. Mary Wells. The association will hold another meeting next Saturday evening to hear the reports of these committees and make final arrangements for the clay. Will nrrreaxe Coat. The bill authorizing beneficiary and fraternal societies to own and conduct sanitariums, which was signed last week by the governor, tflus becoming a law, will save much money for the Woodmen. Undefr its provisions it will be possible to govern the society's consumption! hospital at Colorado Springs direct instead of through trustees. At this evening's session of the city council the. anaual appropriation ordi nance will be considered. This is of course one of the most important mat ters for the council to deal with dur ing the year, involving as it does ihe city's entire operatipns. The appor tionment of the city's funds has been given consideration at several sessions of the different committees of the council, and the ordinance is now be lieved to be in shape for formal action. The ordinance creating a health de partment is also to come up for action, having been laid over under the rules last week. WEDNESDAY TO BE CLOSING NIGHT Kules Will Have Good Vaudeville Program for the Last Night of the Annual Fair. Flushing, May 17. Captain Peter C. Hains, Jr., was today sentenced to serve an Indeterminate sentence of 8 to 16 years in prison at hard labor for killing William E. Annis. After the usual motions for a new trial, etc., had been denied, the court proceeded to ask Hains the questions usually put to a man about to be sen tenced. The prisoner seemed dazed, and had some difficulty in understand ing the questions. , Helped by I-awyer. The lawyers, Mclntyre and Young, stood on either side of Hains and as sisted him in answering the questions. In passing sentence Justice Garretson said the defendant had had a fair trial, and had been defended by ex perienced lawyers. The jury had found a verdict commensurate with the re quirements of the law. Outalde of the Law. Referring to the nature of the case the court said Hains had been indected for murder in the first degree, tho severest crime against society, and al though there had been a great deal of sympathy injected in the case the lawr did not allow a man to punish another for a wrong he had suffered or to wreak vengeance on a man who had wronged him. '"Ktanaed by genleaee.' '; ' ' After Garretson had imposed sen tence Hains sat down, and dropped his head on the table before him. He seemed overcome with emotion for a few moments but soon recovered him self and sat upright staring at the court. General Hains, the defendant's fath er, and Major John P. Hains, displayed much emotion when the captain was sentenced. Justice Garretson gave the defense 24 hours in which to file an appeal and remanded Hains to the custody of the sheriff. Jury Akked Lealeacy. That members of the jury which con- icted Hains had submitted to the court recommendation for mercy for the captain was brought out by the defendant's counsel in an appeal to the court for leniency. Washington, D. C, May 17. The bureau of animal industry made public yesterday a report which fastens the blame for the recent outbreak of the this citv tomorrow nftprnnnn anA tern entirely from a system that suits the evening w,u take out the flrst ex. conditions of war to one lhat suits cursion of the year The trjp w,u fae t.Mi.m.ons 01 peace. a moonlight affair. On Wednesday the ; foot and mouth disease in Michigan; Nk i nifonu 11111 of i.n.tinK. I boat will go up the river to Clinton . New York, Pennsylvania and Maryland The committee on traffic declared and then to Dubuque, where a series on a contaminated strain of vaccine, such hardship has resulted to shippers of excursions will be taken out. It '.which originally came from a foreign from increased railroad rates which in will return to the three cities a week ' country, ' - ' some Instances have caused serious from today and remain here for thrae The disease was traced by iusnec- loss on contracts made on a basis of days before departing for the south. tors of the bureau to calves that had disease germs, been used for vaccine by a Detroit firm of manufacturing chemists. ' The report sets forth the belief that the epidemic of foot and mouth dis ease, which it cost the federal gov ernment' $300,000 to suppress, ,was started by these calves at Detroit while they were undergoing treatment with vaccine imported from abroad, which vaccine, it has been established was contaminated with foot and mouth The program for the vaudeville 'en tertainment at the Eagles' air this ev ening includes several selections by a trio composed of Edward Gacser, Frank Stoit and Ernest Thomas, vocal solos by Miss Ruth South, Fred Empke and Frank Beinke, and a comedy act by Harry Clark, a black-face comedian The close of 'the fair comes Wednes day evening, that night being design a ted as trl-city night, and the vaude ville program for the evening promises to be the best of the whole fair, as Manager Quinn of the Family theater has consented to help the Eagles out to the best of his ability in securing several feature acts for them. SHAKE IN MONTANA Earthquake Affects Most that State and Parts of Canada. DELAY IN GETTING PUMP Is Reason Why Work on Sewer Is Not Commenced. Delay in getting the pumps needed to keep the sewer open is stated to be the cause for the failure to begin work on the rebuilding of the Seventeenth street sewer. Mayor McCaskrin stat?s that as soon as the necessary equip ment is received, work on the rebuild ing of the sewer will begin. The city and the representat:ves of Mr. Best have come to an agreement relating tc the reconstruction of the sewer, and everything is in readiness to start wprk when the pump arrives. WILL BE AT WATCH TOWER W.' O. Clark, Sole Survivor of Black Hawk War, to' Speak. , W. O. Clark, the 92-year-old sole survivor of the Black JHawk war. whose home is at Dry Town, Cal., will be at the Watch Tower Wednes day afternoon of this week and it is planned to have him deliver an ad dress upon the-Black Hawk war. He expects to remain in the three cities for the remainder of the week. Last evening he spoke at the . Andalusia Baptist church on temperance and CONFIRMS CLASS OF 10 Bishop M. Kdward Fawcett Conducts ' Ceremony at Trinity. Bishop M. Edward Fawcett of the Quincy diocese yesterday morning at Trinity Episcopal church administered the rites of confirmation to a class o 10, and delivered an eloquent sermon In the afternoon Bishop Fawcett weit to Preemption, where he confirmed class. . George Meredith 111. London. May 17. -George Meredith, the English novelist, is seriously ill. Of DAMAGE SLIGHT, IF ANY Noticed at Winnipeg, Swift Current and Moose Jaw Articles Jarred from Mantels. Great Falls,' Mont., May 17. A dis tinct earthquake shock was felt here Saturday night at 9:13 o'clock, and it was also felt at Choteau, Havre, Wag ner and other points, showing that It prevailed generally over northern Montana. While no serious damage was done, the shock was sufficient to throw things from shelves in stores and there was some breakage of glassware. Felt at Helena. Helena, Mont., May 17. At 9:15- o'clock Saturday night an earthquake shock lasting several seconds was felt here. The only damage reported is that at the residence of Herman Paul, where the front retaining wall of the house was thrown down. Winnipeg Feela Qaake. Winnipeg, Man., May 17. A some what severe tremor was felt in Winni peg i Saturday night at 10:17 o'clock- lasting about 20 seconds. The move ment was from north to south. The shock was also felt at Swift Current, Sask and at Alaginan Sask, 500 miles west. ... Reports from Weyburn and Moose Jaw state that the tremon. was suffi cient to shake articles off mantel pieces. It was not felt at Calgary, in the foothills of the mountains or any atstance east or Winnipeg.