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riFT V-EIGIITII YEAR. X O. !..
Till: AKGUS, TUESDAY, SKPTKMBKU '28, 1909.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
EY TELLS WHAT HE
PEW YORK VIEWS $300,000
THE NEXT THRILLER ON THE PROGRAM
KNOWS OF CONTROVERSY
Arrives at St. John's With
Version oi Polar
LEFT COOK'S OUTFIT
Confirms Report That Peary
Refused to Permit Instru
ments on Roosevelt.
St. John's, N. Sept. I'S The Arc
tic vessel. .Ii aiinic. with Harry Whit
liey of Ni'w Haven, has arrived hero
from tho Greenland coast via Indian
Whitney said Cook arrived at Anno
Ink last Ainil and told him he had
been to the pole the year before, bixt
nleriied him to l11 Peary nothing ex
cept he had passed Peary's farthest
north. Peary's steward. Murphy,, had
charm; of boil) ; Cook's and Peary's
Mores hi Grtyhlaml. anil had instruc
tions from I'cary lo use Cook's stores
first, huvit' Cook arrived to give him
fame Without SU-iljrt---
Cook came into Atinotok without the
sledge, but next day tho Eskimos
brought it in. It contained Cook's in
struments, clothes ami food. At Cook's
request Whitney look charge of tho
scientific instruments, but Cook left
no written records that Whitney
Whitney s-aid lie told Peary Cook in
trusted to him ceitain belongings to
lifiii home. Peary declined, Whitney
says, to permit Cook's belongings to
be brought aboard th- Roosevelt.
Whitney I hereupon went ashore, and,
with the .assistance of Captain Bart
le'.t, commander of the Roosevelt, sep
arated Cook's property from his own
baggage, repacked them in boxes, and
loft, them ashore.
TRAPPED IN A CAR
Six Men Killed and Dozen Ser
iously Injured in Chicago
VICTIMS MOSTLY STOCKMEN
Sleeping; in W ay Car of Freight When
Passenger Plowed Into It
From the I tear.
Chicago, Sept. i's.- i m'n were
killed and a dozen seiiou.-ly injured
eflrly today v Ii n itn outbound Pan
handle passenger train crashed into
the rear end tit' a Milwaukee stock
train at Twelfth ;,;al Uockwell streets.
The victims were s-tockineti. many of
whom wort; sleeping in the caboose of
the stock train, and members of the
stock train crew. No passengers were
Much 'lime li Mt-ntir.v.
While- the accide-.it iMiuned a for
minute.; after miduigitt the stock train
was so completely demolished and th
victims so mutilated that six hours
later only five, hail been identified.
Cour cars were telescoped and Hi.
wreckag; set afire. Many ! the in
jured were extricated with difficulty
from the burning debris by firemen
The List of DiiiiI.
The identified dead:
H. POTTEK, Dion Uike. N. I).
DON SCHLAMOER. FayeMe. N. I).
W. J. STEVENSON. Livingston.
JACOB MOTZ, Kulm. N. I).
Fit ED KOCH. Dickinson. N I).
JOHN POSTEE, Wiiuma. N. D.
The passenger train had ju.-.t round-
WILL NOT BUTT
IN ON ARGUMENT
Washington, Sept.- s. The Unite I
States has decided to take no action
on the protest made by Morocco
against the presence of Spanish troops
in the Riff country. In response 10
the protest received from Morocco tlu
state department has replied through
Minister Dodge at Tangier that, in
view of the reservations under which
the United States became a party to
the Algeciras convention, and in ac
cordance with its general policy, h
did not consider the case presented
by the Moorish government as one '.i
' which it could take action.
ed a sharp curve when the engineer
sighted the stock train a few yards in
1 1 out. After applying the emergency
brakes, the engineer and fireman f
the passenger train leaped from the
cab, escaping injury. No opportunity
for escape was given the sleeping
stockmen in the way car as the sound
of the warning whistle was drowned
in the crash of the locomotive plowing
through the caboose and three other
cars. Fire added terror to the wreck
and greatly hampered the work of
iiif of I In- Injured.
Anions tho injured are. W. "W. Mc
Donald, Elgin. 111., switchman; F. G.
Buckley, Fallon, Mont.; E. H. Egg:i,
Fallon. Mont.; Henry 11. Bond, Mil
waukee, conductor of the stock train;
Mark McDonald, brakeman; Edward
S. Armor, Chicago; Fred Hncke'i, Chi
cago; Peter Johnson, North Dakota;
H. F. Black, Dayton, Ohio; John A.
Dixon. Milwaukee; Harmon Wirlh,
Haiikinson, N. D. : I. M. Hamiltou,
Livingston.. Mont., a stockman. Dond
was erroneously reiorted among the
dead last night.
JEROME IS OUT
AS AN INDEPENDENT
New York, Sept. District Attor
ney William Travers Jerome today
filed the necessary petition with the
bureau of elections endorsing his can
didacy for reelection. Two thousand
names are necessary for an independ
ent nominating petition, but .leroni--sent
BRYAN RAPS AT BAILEY
Texas Senator Fails to Appear for
Proposed Joint Peltate.
El Paso. Texas. Sept. I'S. Wil
liam Jennings Dry an paid his re
spects to Senator Joseph Bailey in
this city yesterday afternoon and de
fended his own position on free raw
material. Bailey failed to appear for
the proposed debate between himself
"This is not a personal issue," said
Bryan. "If it were a case of match
ing personalities between myself and
your senator I would not hesitate to
match my friends against his in Tex
as. Some of the Texas papers are
weeping because I am losing friends
in t Ui-4iBtroversy. I am not, losing
friends: I am simply driving my ene
mies from behind the house where
they have been hiding. When I have
received the votes of Texas three
times for president I don't have to
apologize to any Texas office-holder
nor any Texas newspaper for coming
here to address these voters.
"Am I jeopardizing the welfare of
my party when I tell you that the
democratic party cannot afford to
vote for a man who is with the steel
trust and helps to put ten millions a
year in its pockets?"
BANKER IN PRISON
Leavenworth, Kan., Sept. 2S Wil
liam Montgomery, former cashier of
the Allegheny National bank of Pitts
burg. Pa., and Herbert W. Tiers, for
mer bookkeeper of the First National
bank of Pittsburg, were brought to
the federal prison here last night.
Montgomery is under sentence of 1 ."
years for embezzling $1G,000. while
Tiers is under ." years' sentence.
HERBERT K. SMITH HOME
Important Functionary Back from
His Tour of IOmi-ojh-.
New York, Sept. 2S. Herbert Knox
Smith, member of the national water
ways commission and chief of the hu
rt an of corporations of the department
of commerce and labor, arrived today
on the steamer KronPrinz Wilhel.n
tiom Bremen. Southampton and Cher
bourg. Smith sailed from here with
members of the commission Aug. 10
hist nrui t;nred EuroDC. studying the
j The body of Mrs. Nelson Morris of
' Chicago, killed in au automobile acci
dent near Fontainblcau, was brought
back on the steamer by Ira Morris of
Chicago her son.
No Deaths in Film Explosion. .
Pittsburg, Sept. 28. No fatalities
are reported in the terriffic explosion
yesterday in the offices of the Colum
bian Film exchange. From 50 to 75
persons were injured, many of them
seriously, and the monetary damage
is estimated at $200,000 or. more.
Relay Car at Marshalltown.
Marshalltown. Iowa. Sept. 2S. The
Philadelphia Press relay car, carryi.ig
a message from President Tart lo the
Seattle exposition, arrived here early
today, and left soon after Tor Carro'I.
lowan Suicides in East.
New Bedford. Mass.. fept. 28.-- j
George E. Tabor of Humeslon, Iowa, t
shot and killed himself at the horn-?
of his sisters here today on account
of ill health.
Iowa Pioneer Dead.
Wyoming. Iowa, Sept. 28. Dr, M
H. Calkins, aged 80, one or the pio-,
neer physicians and once a member,'
I of the Iowa legislature, is dead. -
SECRETARY OF WAR DICKINSON HERO;
GETS MEDAL FOR SAVING LIFE IN 1895
Washington. Serif. 2S. For jumping
into the river at Detroit, Mich., and
rescuing- James F. Joy, a Detroit la v
yer and a delegate to the American
Bar association, in August. 1S;.". Sec
retary of War Dickinson was today
presented with a gold medal.
The presentation was made at the
war department by Assistant Secre
tary of the Treasury Hilles. The pre
sentation of the medal was suggested
by President Thomas H. Herdon of
the American Cross of Honor.
i ii onr ;nus rinnk.
During the American Bar associa
tion convention at Detroit in 1S03 the
delegates were entertained on the
WILL ASK FOR CASH
President Taft Promises re
quest for $10,000,000 for
ARRIVES AT SPOKANE
Iteiteralcs Intention of Carrying Out
Spokane. Wash.. Sept. J S. Presi
dent Taft arrived this morning itnfl
was given the usual enthusiastic Wel
come. In a speech on the conserva
tion of natural resources. Taft. declar
ed he would ask congress to authorize
the issuance of $ 1 U.OOO.niXi bonds to
complete the irrigation projects al
ready begun in the west and on which
work had been stopped for lack oi
XX ill Carry Tlietu Out.
The president said he was pledged
to carry out Roosevelt's conservation
policies and declared he intended do
ing all possible in that direction.
Former Head of Plumbers Dies.
Dayton. Ohio. Sept. 28. Rolla B.
Moodie, tormeriy president of the Na
tional Association of Master Plumbers,
is dead, aged DC.
GERMAN TARIFF DOES NOT KEEP
WAGES UP TO ENGLISH FIGURES
I'Olllill.V motti:ii i.
(Special (.'ort-f-MpuiiiUrnc-u of The Argus.)
Berlin, Sept. 14. If high protec
tion assures high wages to the work
ingman. how does it come that here
in high-protection Germany wages in
nearly all occupations sire from 20
to 30 per cent lower than in free
trade Great Britain?
A comparison of tho respective
wages and living expenses, not only
of Germany and Great Britain, but of
Great Britain and all other European
nations having high tariffs, Indicates
that protection has practically noth
ing to do with the wage scale. Eng
lard, with free trade, pays higher
wages than any other European na
ticn. Xnturnl H-ur-r I'olonf.
That, high wages in the United
The Mermaid How different!
river in steam yachts. On the return
to the city the yacht Truant readied
its dock at a late hour, and in the
darkness Joy .fell overboard in at
tempting to cross the gang plank.
Dickinson jumped in after him, and
both men came out of the incident un
Tint In llir I'arlv.
Judge Taft. nbw president, and Jus
tices Brewer ahd Brown of the su
preme court ofthe United States and
others" vere on the yachts in the vi
cinity at the time. The life saving
medal was inspected and approved by
President Taft before his departure for
REPLY MADE TO
Los Angeles. Sept. 2 8. Answering
the criticism that the present day
drills and other military training
methods are obsolete and useless,
Colonel Weaver of the army general
staff, detailed in attendance upon the
national guard convention here, de
clared in an interview today that
close formations were absolutely nec
essary. He admitted that the open
order of fighting was tho only way
of meeting conditions in modern war
faro but asserted that, without dis
cipline inculcated by the manual of
arms, a soldier on the battle field
would be of little use.
FINED FOR ADVERTISING
Brewery Agent Finds He Has Xo Ius
iness Whatever in Kockford.
Rock ford, 111., Sept. 28. P. A. Spong
berg, a brewery agent, was fined $100
for distributing order cards in anti
saloon territory. Spongbcrg paid and
surrendered his government license.
Holdup Results Fatally.
Philadelphia, Sept. 28. One man.
James Quinn, is dead, and two others
severely wounded as the result of a
holdup in a saloon in the northern part
of the city late last night. The high
States are due principally to the won
derful natural resources of the coun
try and not to protection, is the only
logical conclusion that can be reached
in view of the fact that free trade
England not only pays higher wages
than Germany, but higher wages than
France, Italy. Russia or any other
European nation. The official rcc
oids as to wages aud the cost of liv
ing in all European countries offers
indisputable evidence that while pro
tection effects wages to a very limit
ed degree, it does have the effect of
raising the cost of living.
The weekly money wages of Eng
land and Germanj' are as 100 and 83,
while rents are as 100 to 123 and the
cost of living in general as 100 to
119. These comparative figures rep
resent the situation as set out by the
index system, which is being more
GETS NEW ROADS
Alton-Clover Leaf Combination
Secures the Iowa Central
and M. & St. L.
OTHER DEALS ARE PENDING
Kcsiill Will be a System Beaching to
Tidewater and Being in All
Over 5,O0Q Miles Iiig.
Chicago, Sept. 28. Several appoint
ments which were made public in New
York yesterday disclose the fact that
the Clover Leaf-Alton combination has
purchased the Minneapolis & St. Louis
and the Iowa Central roads.
It is understood that the deal where
by the Alton is to be extended from h
local to a through trunk line reaching
tidewater is only partially completed.
By Nov. 1. it is confidently stated, the
same combination will have secured
the Chesapeake & Ohio and the Chi
cago. Cincinnati & Ixmisvillc roads,
making a combination of roads with a
mileage of nearly 5,000 miles.
Joint MannKriiirnt Short n.
The extension of the Alton into a
trunk line road has been further pro
moted by a close traffic agreement be
tween that line and the Kansas City,
Mexico & Orient road, which Arthur
E. Stillwell is building from Kansas
City to TojKilobampo, on the western
coast of Old Mexico. The new vice
presidents of the two roads, who have
been elected effective Oct. 2, arc also
vice presidents of the Alton-Clover
Ijeaf roads, which leaves no doubt that
the management is to be a joint one.
The Iowa Central road has a mileage
of about 558 miles and an earning ca
pacity of about $3,000,000. The Min
neapolis & St. Ixmis road has a mile
age of about 778 miles and an earning
capacity of about $1,000,000. The
Chesapeake & Ohio road has a tailcage
of 1.S32 miles and an earning capacity
of $26,000,000. The Chicago, Cincin
nati & Louisville extends from Cin
cinnati to Chicago with a mileage of
2S2 miles. It is now in the hands of
Itrnt-hrM Nrvr I'wlntfl..
The acquisition of the Iowa Central
and the Minneapolis & St. Ixiuis roads
lets the Alton into St. Paul, Des Moines
and more used by the statiscians of
the various governments.
Some Low Avrrasce Woern.
A recent report of the German
trades unions shows that in 27 out
of the C6 organized German trades,
the average daily wage (under high
protection) is less than 72 cents.
Among the larger unions with this
low average are the following: the
clothing industry, with 242,000 work
ers, receiving 63 cents a day; the
Saxon textile industry, 225,000 work
ers, receiving an average daily wake
of 60 cents a day; the North Ger
man textile union, with 121,000
workers, wage 59 cents a day; the
South German textile union, with
120.000 workers, wage 52 cents; and
the tobacco industry, with 153,000
(Continued on Page Two.)
and Sioux City and takes it northwest
to LcBcau. S. D. The Iowa Central
joins the. Alton at Peoria. Should the
combination, therefore, buy the line
from Chicago' to Cincinnati, It would
have a trunk line from tho twin cities
and from Kansas City to tidewater at
Newport News and Old Point Comfort,
it was announced some time ago that
Edwin S. Hawley had purchased the
Chesapeake & Ohio, but with what
end in view was not disclosed. With
close traffic relations with the Kansas
City. Mexico & Orient road, there is a
possibility that the Alton, which has
always been distinctively a local and
interior road, may eventually h-come
a great trunk line extending from the
Atlantic to the Pacific oceans and from
the great lakes to the gulf.
WAR'S END AT HAND
Madrid. Sept. 28. The capture of
the towns of Nador and Zeluan by
the Spanish forces in Morocco is be
ing celebrated here as the virtual end
of the war with the Riffs. Dispatches
received here from Melilla say that
all villages in the foothills of Mt.
Guruga, which have been Moorish
strongholds, are in flames.
GEORGIA WAR NEAR END
Authority of Federal Court Omccded
in Liquor Controversy.
Atlanta. Ga., Sept. 28. The open
insurrection against the authority of
the United States circuit court on the
part of Judge Fite and Sheriff Thur-
man of Dade county appeared yes
terday afternoon to be on the verge
of peaceful settlement.
At a conference between parties
representing both the Ftate and fed
eral courts and including Governor
Brown of Georgia, it was agreed that
the authority of the federal court
was not debatable. It was also con
ceded that in a prohibition state like
Georgia au internal revenue official
who had sworn never to reveal any
thing he had learned in his official
capacity might be permitted to tes
tify, but only after the United States
courts had so decided.
The dispute arose when Judge Kite
ordered Sheriff Thurman to disobey
the writ of habeas corpus issued for
Causer Stegell bytjuitcd States
Judge Newman in Atlanta.
FAIRBANKS IN THE ISLANDS
l'ays Visit to Site of Naval Sanitarium
to Ite Krcctcd at Itugio, I'. I.
Manila, Sept. 2S. Former Vice
President Fairbanks has gone to Bagio
as guest of Acting Governor Forb;s
to inspect the site of the naval sani
tarium which will be erected there
The party was accompanied by Rcir
Admiral Ilarber, commander of thy
third division of the Pacific squadron.
SHOOTS CRAZY FIREMAN
Stoker on Hospital Ship Relief Kan
AniiK'k and AUacked Several.
Manila. Sept. 2S. After runuin
amuck and attacking officers and hos
pital stewards of the United States
hospital ship Relief, John Ransom, fire
man of the ship, was shot and killecf
by Civilian Mate Heinke. Heinke killed
the crazed man on orders from the
commander of the Relief.
ADMITS KILLING TWO GIRLS
.Mystery of Kidnaping and Murders
nt I'tica, N. V., Solved.
Utica, N. Y.. Sept. 28. The mys
tery which for many days surround
ed the kidnaping of three little Ital
ian children and the murder of two
of them in the Eagle street culvert
two weeks ago last Sunday night, was
solved yesterdayt the police say, when
they secured a full confession from
Theodore Rizzo. Rizzo, he admits,
attacked the two little girls, but when
they threatened to tell their fathers,
he shot them, and the little boy as
well. leaving all three for dead.
When arraigned before Justice
O'Connor, Rizzo collapsed. Examin
ation was then waived and Rizzo was
remanded to jail.
COL. MORRISON NEAR END
Doctor iives Up Hope of K.-Con
Waterloo, HI., Sept. 28. Colons!
William R. Morrison, former congress
man of this district, is very low and
his doctor has given up all hope of his
recovery, though he mav live thre-?
days morn. II? is suffering intensely
and his tempeiature is rising. Thougn
very weak he is si ill conscious.
Burlington. Iowa, Sent. 28. At the
meeting of the Central Baseball asso
ciation here today Waterloo, Iowa,
and Jacksonville, HI., were dropped
from the association and Galesburg,
111., chosen to fill one of the vacancies
Costly Street Parade Fea
tureO of the Day's
BEEN LONG PREPARING
Characters and Floats Repre:
sent Four Eras in History
New York, Sept. 2S. The ceutcr nf
I he Hudson Fulton festivities today
was the route chosen for tho lilstortcal
pageant of commemorative. ' Boats.
These .illustrated periods of American
history made famous by the achieve
ments of Hudson and Pulton. Today's
pageant represented the supreme ef-.
fort of the commission. For several
months 300 artists, carpenters and
papier mache manipulators bave beni
at work preparing- the wood and plas
ter figures which today decorated 54
float in the procession. ,'-
ont In S30M.MM. '
Nearly 20,000 men, women and chil
dren, most of them In costume, repre
senting every national and patriotic
society in the city, osed as historic
personages on these floats or marched
between and bet-lde them. The coat
of the spectacle was $300,000.
Dealt With Four IVrloiln.
The story unfolded by the floats and
their costumed characters dealt wlfh
the history of New York and country
immediately surrounding in fo-jr
periods, the Indian, Dutch, colonial
and modern. The last named, how
ever, carried the tale no further than
the first Eric canal boat and the in
troduction of water from Croton reser
voir. NEW PRESIDENT
OF SYNOD ELECTED
Jacob Pister of Cincinnati- Head
Kvangclical Coiifcirnce Will
I'm UnglKli language.
Burlington, Iowa, Sept. 28. Th
German Evangelical synod today
elected Jacob Pistcr, D. D.. of Cin
cinnati, president, and G. Fischer of
Burlington, Sept. 28. Beginning
yesterday morning the general con
ference of the German Evangelical
Synod of North America began clos
ing up the business of tho present
The matter of church publications
was disposed of and as a result of a
resolution adopted the church papers
and documents will be greatly im
proved and will have a larger circu
lation among communicants. Better
facilities for printing also have been
A report wan adopted late in tho
afternoon which will Lave wide
spread effect on tho future of tho
church in America. It was with ref
erence to the language used in tho
young people's societies, which the
conference agreed "should be that
best understood in the community."
This means the Introduction of Eng
lish in the church.
Last night the conference took fi
nal action on the question of Joining
with other religious bodies in a fed
eration to further religious work.
SAVE OHIO TOWN
Painesville, Ohio, Sept. 28.- Tho
bravery of two telephone girls, Hazel
Christian and Alice Warren, sleeping
in the telephone exchange at Perry,
near here, saved that town from toUI
destruction by fire early today. Fife
broke out in a store beneath the ex
change. The girls were alono but
stuck to their posts and telephonwl
sleeping citizens. They had trouble
in getting answers to Uieir calls and
then called th Painesville and Madi
son fire departments for help. Whllo
talking with the Painesville fire chl?f
the flames burned the wires and tin
girls in their night clothes stumbled
down stairs through the smoke to thi
street. Two sjores, a livery stable anl
residence burned before aid from
other towns arrived.
Cleminson's Trial Postponed.
Chicago, Sept. 28. The trial of Dr.
Haldane Cleminson. charged with tu
murder of his wife, was today roa
linued until the October term of court.