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FIFTY-EIGHTH YEAR. NO. 247.
THE ARGUS, TUESDAY. AUGUST 3, 1909. TEN PAGES.
PRICE TWO: CENTS
TARIFF CLOUDS ROLL AWAY;
TO TAKE VOTE THURSDAY
WHEN TWO PRESIDENTS MEET
GROWS INTO A
1 1 ' 1 " 1 " 1 ' 1 1 1 nnnnnn- I
Senate Leaders Think
They Have Explained
Taft so Confident End Is at
Hand He Prepares to
Washington, Aug. 3. The senate has
agreed to take a vote on the tariff
conference report at 2 o'clock tThurs
day. .A unanimous agreement to this
effect was reached at the conclusion
of the speech by Clapp, upon motion
of Bailey. On motion of A'drich the
senate adjourned until tomorrow.
Taft'a Move Si;niflraat.
'Washington, Aug. 3. Upon the as
sumption that congress will adjourn
late Thursday night or Friday, Taft is
making plans to leave Washington for
his summer home at Beverly late Fri
Washington. Aug. 3. As soon as
the senate convened today Culbert
son gave notice when the time came
he would present" an amendment put
ting cotton bagging on the free Mist.
The decision of yesterday with ref
erence to leather had a reassuring
effect, as was made evident by the
placid countenances of the repub
lican leaders when they entered the
Cvra unngf" Senator Calm.
Aldrich expressed confidence that
the bill would go through without
further difficulties and even the so
called "range" senators who had
been most strenuous advocates of a
duty on hides were inclined to joiD
in this expression of confidence. The
tariff commission . clause bill at
changed by the conferees, becamt
the subject of much cxplanatioc
when Newlands arose and asked Aid
rich whether the provision would
empower the president to ascertain
the cost of production of manufactur
ed articles at home and abroad. Aid
rich replied the provision would not
only do that but was actually broad
er in its authority than the senate
paragraph which it replaced.
Wmternera oa War Tain.
- Washington. Aug. 3. Tariff legisla
tion was delayed again by hides and
leather, and the conferees were called
together yesterday. The difficulty ap
peared to be a lack of understanding
between the conferees, the president
and western senators concerning the
conditions under which the latter con
sented to hides being placed on the
free list. Westerners claimed they had
been led to believe that all boots and
shoes of leather were to be dutiable at
10 per cent and all harness to be du
tiable at 20 per cent. When the con
ference re.wrt was issued it appeared
the reductions applied only to articles
manufactured in chif part of the class
of hides to be made free of duty. The
reductions would not apply to shoes,
the uppers of which are calf skin, or
harness, the chief value of which was
Hurry to White Itoon.
Some western senators were bitter
in condemnation of the compromise.
said they had' been fooled and that the
president had been fooled. Finding
the westerners not amenable to argu
ment some of the senate leaders and
dissatisfied members hurried to the
White house. There all were inform
ed the president had not been fooled
that he understood the character of
the compromise. It is said that to have
reduced all boots and shoes would have
mmnUrii the resubmission of the
question to the house.
NAVY BOXING BOUT
faacjirtiiiKetti Authorities Proceed
Against Harrison H.
Provincetown, Mass., Aug. 3. At
tomey General Malone of Massachu
setts sent State Officer Bradford here
today with a warrant for David w.
Williams, colored messhand on the
battleship Vermont who is charged
with manslaughter in causing the
death of Harrison H. Foster in a box
ing bout last Friday.
MINNESOTA HONORS HILL
Statue of Kailroad Builder Unveiled
at Seattle Ex osition.
Seattle. Aug. 3. Minnesota celebra
ted its day at the Alaska-Yukon-Pacffic
exposition by unveiling a bronze bust
of its most distinguished citizen, James
J. Hill the railroad builder. Governor
Johnson came to Seattle to deliver the
Minnesota day address and unloose the
cord that bound the tlags of Japan,
Great Britain and the United States
about the monument.
: TO YOUR UNCLE SAM
Government Liquor Keeeipts for the
Year Show a Deficit of
Washington, Aug. 3. Uncle Sam's
pocketbook suffered a big shrinkage
because of the prohibition wave dur
ing the fiscal year ending July 30 last
during which period there was a de
crease of $.". :.", 773 in whisky tax
receipts, as vliewn by the preliminary
report of the internal revenue bu
reau, just issued by Acting Commis
sioner Robert Williams, Jr.
" Whisky tax collections last year
were $13 -l.StiS.034. as against $140,
158,807 for the preceding year. The
receipts of beer and oth,T ferment
ed liquors amounted to Jui.Ju'' -a
decrease of $2, 351, 205 compared
Internal revenue receipts from all
sources were $246,212,719.
Illinois led the country with $43,
441,771 internal revenue paid into
the treasury. Other states in which
the tax exceed $20,000,000 were
Kentucky. Indiana, Pennsylvania and
TURKEY STARTS TO
Reported to Hare Sent Four Trans
ports Loaded With Troops to
' St. Petersburg, Aug. 3. Novoe Ver
mya today publishes a dispatch from
Constantinople saying four transports
loaded with Turkish troops have lef
the capiial for the Island of Crete and
mat tlie Itiiki.sh fleet nas been or
dered to escort them. It Is supposed
Turkey hit ends to effect a landing on
FAMINE AFTER THE QUAKE
Thousands Art- Kc polled Starving to!
Heath in Mexico.
Mexico City, Aug. 3. With all
crops destroyed by the terrific heat
following 73 distinct earthquake
shocks, thousands of persons in the
districts of Acapulco, Chilpaucingo,
and alscwhcrc in the state of Guer
rero, are starving to death. Heavy
demands have been made on the
rural districts by persons living in
the open in the stricken cities, but
those in the once fertile farms are
as badly in need of food as the ref
ugees in the cities.
One Felt in Italy.
Braiicalconc, Italy, Aug. 3. An
earth shock accompanied by subter
ranean rumblings was experienced
here this morning. Thousands of peo
ple were thrown into a panic. There
were no casualties and no serious dam
Earthquake Jars Portugal.
Lisbon, . Auk. 3. Two strong
shocks of caitluiuake were felt in
Portugal at 2 p. in. yesterday. The
center of the disturbance was at San
tarem, 40 miles northeast of this
city. No damage was done.
TO SHIELD WOMEN VICTIMS
Bill Pusses Alabama House Regulat
ing Publication of Crimes.
Montgomery, Ala., Aug. 3. The
house yesterday passed a bill to pre
vent the publication of the name of
any girl or woman the victim of an
attack. Not a newtnauer man fought
the measure, it being passed witu
only two votes against it. The idea
is to prevent dragging the names of
white women into court in trials of
negroes who have committed such
crimes. It is hoped that if this is
passed that it will be easier to" pre
Another Would-Be Judge.
Theodore B. Switzer. former may
or of Macomb, and state's attorney and
prominent lawyer for years, ha3 an
nounced himself as a candidate for
the republican nomination for su
premejudge from the Fourth district,
Paderewski's Art Rewarded.
Paris, Aug. 3. Ignace Paderews
ki, the Polish pianist, has been made
an officer of the French Legion of
Alabama for Income Tax.
Montgomery. Ala., Aug. 3. The
house has passed the bill agreeing to
an income tax amendment of the con
stitution of the United States.
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President Taft and President Diaz Will Meet Each Other Early This Fall at El Paso, Texas.
STATE'S TACTICS UNNERVE
White Plains. Aug. 3. This was
alienist day at the Thaw sanity hear
ing. Dr. Ames T. Baker, first assist
ant physician at the Matteawan state
hospital for the criminal insane, whos'o
testimony took up the greater part of
the session yesterday afternoon, was
recalled thisnior4w-Thii other-experts
retained by the state, Dr. Austin
Flint and Dr. Charles B. McDonald,
who hive sat all thrdugh the hearing,
were reinforced by Dr. William Hirsch,
who testified for the prosecution.
Ilaa Same Kxwr.
Thaw had the same trio of experts
who have already declared he is now
sane, who have been at tlie elbow of
his counsel, Charles Morschauser, since
the hearing began. They are Dr. Brit
ton D. Evans, Dr. Ishal G. Harris and
Dr. William J. Meyer. Thaw walked
to the court room from the jail, just
around the corner, attended by his
mother and sister, the former Countess
Uiven All I.ibrrUra.
Although the warden kept him in
fight, there was nothing that would
indicate to the casual observer the
trio was other than an ordinary family
party out for a morning stroll. Out
side the jail Thaw is allowed all pos
sible liberty, and inside the court
room he moves about as he pleases.
Drnlen He Said It.
Although the impression left by Ba
ker's testimony yesterday wa3 he had
asserted that Thaw showed no signs
of paranoia during bis first three
months at- Matteawan, under Mors
chausrr's cross examination today he
declared he could not remember ever
having made such a statement. He
admitted he might have said it. Tiie
THREE BIG ISSUES DEMOCRATS
WILL TAKE BEFORE THE PEOPLE
(Special Correspondence of The Argus.)
- Washington, July 31. With the
problem of adequate revenue to run
I he government unsolved by( the
Payne-Aldrich bill," the unduplicatcd
extravagance of "the last three repub
lican administrations will be one of the
three big issues on which the demo
crats will go before the people in the
congressional elections next fall.
The principal issue, however, will of
course be the failure of the republicans
to their promises to downward revision
of the tariff. The third big issue will
be Cannonism and Aldrichism.
The increase in the cost of running
the government embraces figures which
stagger the imagination. The result
of thia over-spending the revenue , Is
that the balance in the general .fund
is now but $109,3G6,452. in contrast io
$245,171,347, at the close of the fiscal
For the fiscal year ending June 30
the deficit in the revenues amounted
to $80,811,150. It is anticipated by the
men in charge of tjie. government finan
ces that the deficit for the fiscal year
which began June 30 will be'$120,000, -
000, which would more than wipe out'ington.. The amounts appropriated for
story of Thaw's life at the asylum was
continued. Witness admitted having
said at the Poughkccpsie sanity hear
ing that in Thaw's case diagnosis of
depressive insanity had never been es
Ilexitatm to Say Thaw in InMane.
On that occasion, also, he was asked
whether or not he wouhrVei tify Thaw
as insane from his personal observa
tion aside from the Stanford White
episode. His first reply, which he re
peated today, was that on several oc
casions Thaw had shown "bad judg
ment.'. Then he admitted under such
circumstances he might hesitate about
committing the prisoner to an asylum.
Ju.Htlce Anks llirt Ioiim.
At the conclusion of Baker's exam
ination Justice- Mills again stepped
into the examiners case and from Ba
ker obtained the clearest statement yet
expressed on the stand at the present
(Continued on Page Eight.)
Pittsburg, Aug. 3. A strike of street
laborers which has been considered a
minor affair by the authorities for
some days, has become widespread.
Gangs of meu are parading the streots
to demonstrate to other cities and
street railway employes the benefits .'.f
joining in a demand for more wages.
Steps, it is said, have been taken to
form an organization among 15,000 Ital
ian workers. Police officers have learn-
ed of an effort to organize foreigners
into mobs and fraternal cliques.
the $109,3CC,-152 present balance in the;
Kxpenitea Ilreak Kerord.
The expenditures of the last session
of congress were record breaking,
amounting to $1,070,842.732. The num
ber of new positions cheated, some f
which provided for large salaries for
standpat republicans that the peopie
refused to return to congress wis
4,503. representing an annual compen
sation of $C,37C,8C9.
Tlans already made provide for the
making of new money spending records
at the session of congress , that will
convene in December. Appropriations
for the various departments are to be
The navy department, which is now
wasting millions of dollars annually, is
to get an increased appropriation.
There would be no opposition to this 'i
the money was to be spent in a busi
ness-like way. Probes made within the
last year, while little deeper than sur
race lvesugations, revealed gross ex
travagance in navy exinditures. The
same Is true of the army. The public
knos little of the purpos-.es for which
large sums of money expended, as it
is'almost impossible for a civilian f o
get the acta even when making applica
tion at the navy department in Wash
All Advices Indicate Govern-
ment Has Upper Hand in
RAILROAD AGAIN OPENED
XevspaHr Claims Killed
NuinlK-r 2,000 and Wounded
Madrid, Aug. 3 Tranquility now
reigns throughout Spain except in cer
tain isolated localities of Catalonia, ac
cording to an announcement made
early today by the minister of the in
Pretender l Peaceable.
Vienna, Aug. 3. Don Jaime, preten
der to the Spanish throne, declared :n
an interview here yesterday that V:
had no intention of interfering in the
present crisis in Spain and that his re
tirement to Frohsdorf in lower Aus
tria far from the Spanish frontier was
proof of his peaceful purposes.
Itnilroail la Opeoed.
Perpiguan, Fiance, Aug. 3. Railro-id
communication between Barcelona and
Port Bou. close to the French frontier.
has been re-established. A copy of El
Mondo, a newspaper of Madrid receiv
ed today places the number of killed
at Barcelona during the rioting last
week as 2.000 and wounded at 2,500. 1
Prepare for Attack.
Melilla, Aug. 3. A large force of
Moors composing contingents from
coast and inland tribes, are today gath
eiing in front of Alhucemas, an island
fortress belonging to Spain on the
coast of Morocco, evidently In prepar-
tat Ion for an attack. -
Madrid, Aug. 3. Official dispatch.es
general purposes can. be ascertained,
but it is practically impossible to get
line on the specific purposes for
which the money is expended.
IlooNta fur Oftleera I'njunt.
One of the gross injustices is the
custom in the army and navy to
"boost" officers in rank when they are
about to be' retired, in order that thjy
may receive from the , government
larger amounts thau are really due
Ihein. For Instance an officer may be
a brigadier general at 12 o'clock on
the day he is to be retired, which
would entitle him to a salary of $5,625
a year as a retired officer. But at, 2
o'clock the brigadier general, providing
he has a sufficient amount of "pull, Is
no longer a brigadier general, but a
major general, with a salary when re
tired of $6,000 a year. Two hours later
may find the newly made major gen
eral a lieutenant general, in which rank
he is retired, on a salary of $8,250,
which ir-$2,C25 more than he is en
titled to. ;
It is indefensible, in the opinion of
men versed with conditions in the arm
ies and navies of other countries, that
while . thcra are 240 generals on the
retired list of the army, only 13 are
on the active- list - The annual salar-
(Continued on Page Four.)
received from Melilla this morningsay
the Moors last night attacked a block
house in course of construction. They
were repulsed by the Spaniards who
bad one officer killed and 14 moil
KNIGHTS TO GIVE
Annual Meeting of K. of C. at Mo
bile Takes Up a Big
Mobile, Ala., Aug. 3. Prior to the
assembling of the national council
of the Knights of Columbus today,
delegates and officers paraded to the
cathedral of the Immaculate Con
ception where pontifical high mass
was celebrated. Archbishop John J.
Gleenon preached a sermon. When
the convention opened, Supreme
Knight Edward L. Hearn of New
Haven, Conn., spoke briefly and said
the most important thing before the
convention was the raising of half
a million for the establishing of
scholarships in the Catholic Univer
sity of America. Reports of Officers
showed the order' to be in a flourish
TRIES TO WRECK A
Farmer Arrested Near Crawford, Xeb.
lMject to Get at Large
Amount of Gold Bullion.
Crawford, Neb., Aug. 3. As a Bur
lington passenger train was roundiug a
hazardous curve 10 miles out from
Crawford early yesterday the engineer
discovered on the track only a few
yards ahead an obstruct ion composed
of steel rails. The train came to a
stop within a few feet of the pile I
rails. It is said the express car con
tained $250,0(!J in gold bullion. A. far
mer named Chris Berger, found in the
vicinity .by a . searching party, waa
taken ' into
Alliance, where he was
SAYS ERRORS MAKE
HIM SEEM A THIEF
Secretary of Orr Cotton Mills at An
derson, S. C, Accused of Tak
Anderson, S. C, Aug. 3. Calhouu
Harris, secreiary and assistant cashi?i
of the Orr cotton mills here, was ar
rested today charged with bieacii ol
trust. Expert accountants going over
his books announced $50,000 was nins
ing. Harris, who is socially prominent,
says the apparent shortage will he
found due to clerical errors.
YESTERDAY IN CONGRESS
Washington, Aug. 3. Following i3
a summary, compiled from the official
proceedings, of the work of both
houses of congress yesterday:
SKXATK Several senators Insisted
tliat the conference1 report le read in
lull to avoid undue baste, and the sen
ate dra;re;ed through a. tseven-liour Pes
sion . Senator Iantel opened the tU-
liate on the- report, charging; that ttie
democratic members or. the linanee com
mittee had been dealt With mifart-ly in
that they had not been permitted to
vote in committee on the adoption of
the report. He claimed that an agree
ment entered into tor that purpose with
Mr. Aldrich had leen violated. Inten
tional violation was disavowed by Mr.
Aldrich, who could not agree with Mr.
Laniel as to what had occurred be
tween them. Senator Uristow said the
bill did not keep party pledges and lie
would not vote lor it. The senate ad
journed at 4:4fi o'clock till 10 o'clock
HOl'M-: -The conference report on
the Philippine, tariff bill was agreed to
by the house. Tlio measure is supple-Intended-
to provide enouph additional
intende dto provide enough additional
revenue to make up the amount which
will be lost to the Philippine. Kvern
ment bv the enactment of the provision
for free trade between the t'nited
States and the Philippines. A bill vrrant-
inK' a franchise for the construction of
a dam across the Savannah river was
passed. The remainder of the session
was taken up with a discussion of the
umeiit deticiency appropriation bill as
amended by the senate. One of the
amendments provided for carriages for
the vice president and the speaker, and
all of them were disagreed to. The
house at 2:28 p. in. adjourned until noon
REORGANIZATION IN EFFECT
Money Deposited to Take Over Chi-
cigo, Great Western Itoad.
New York, Aug. 3. The plan of re
organizing the Chicago Great Western
Railway company was today declared
operative, rne announcement was
made by J. P. Morgan & Co., who stat
ed there had been deposited under the
plan 75 per cent of the total stock
Harriman Better Than in Years.,
' New York, Aug. 3. Private cable
advices received here . today stated
E. II. IIarrimans health is greatly
than for several years.
Affairs at Stockholm Sud
denly Take Turn for
GOVERNMENT IS READY
Troops Assembled to Take Im
mediate Possession of
Stockholm, Aug. 3. A labor: war
throughout Sweden, scheduled to be
gin tomorrow, threatens to develop in
Stockholm something approaching a
miniature revolution. The trouble will
be enormously "aggravated by the pres
ent general strike and lockout.
Members of the young socialists par
ty are striving to give the movement
a' revolutionary character, and the govr "'
eminent, warned that a political cam
paign is going on, at the same time .
has, taken steps to pip the expected
disorders in the bud.
Have Soldiers Ready.
The authorities have decided, at the
first signs of insurrection, to declare
Stockholm in a state of siege. Soldiers
are being quartered in different sec- .
tions of the city and suburbs, and the
cutire standing army of Sweden ia
ready'for eventualities. The situation
has suddenly taken so serious a turn
that King Gustave has summoned
members of parliament to Stockholm
and a special session of the rigsdag U .
Great -consternation prevails In the T
capital at these unexpected and dan-"
gerous developments in the situation.1
A civil guard corps is being organized
for the protection of property. The
banks are closely and carefully
guarded. " - . . .
All trains running out of Stockholm
have ceased operations. . Large steam
ers engaged in summer in carrying
visitors and residents to the seaside '
resorts in the archipelago have sud
denly stopped running, discharged their,
crews, and are laying up for the win
ter. It is expected the present total
of about lOu.000 idle workmen will be
largely increased by tomorrow.
I'ne Soldier to Run Plant.
It is anticipated also that cabs and
street cars in Stockholm wpl stop rua-
uing Wednesday, and arrangements,
are. being made today to run the water
works and electric light plants by sol-i
diers. Bridges leading to the" Inlands'
adjacent to Stockholm are guarded.
Many stores already have been closed,
and no milk is being delivered in the
ity. The sale of spirits, beer and
wine has been prohibited. '
Started In Wage Dinpate. ..
The labor conflict that is at the bot
tom of tils trouble originated in a
dispute over wages in the woolen and
CAR STRIKE NEAR
Chicago Union Rejects Terms
of Settlement of Wage .
WILL TAKE A REFERENDUM
Formal Defeat of Proposition to Re
new Old Agreement Will Mean
Chicago, Aug. 3. The union mo
tormen and conductors of this city's ..
surface street car lines last night re-
jected offers of the company to re-
new the old agreements and ordered .
a referendum vote to be taken on thr 1
question of a strike. Though the . j
men are hoping that something may 1 1
yet interfere to avert a strike they
bowed great enthusiasm .. at, the-. i.
special meetings last night and the ;
recommendations of the officers otA
the unions were adopted with little-
debate. -. , -y :
Tho referendum vote of the men .
will be taken Thursday In halls hired ' ,
for the purpose. ; -.
II eject Ion Means Strike
The question to be voted on is'' ,
practically the same as that brought'
before the meetings last night.' The-;
rejection by two-thirds majority on .
the referendum carries with it ther
proposition to strike. The union
leaders say that for years they have '
tried to bring about just stich.a con- j .
dition as " now prevails when the
agreements , on all the surface lines'
have expired so that should" a Bti'lRe
be ordered It will tic up alt'the llnes. "
Officials of the railway companies
fuse to discuss the situation.