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I JFTY-NINTH YEAH. NO. 29.
FltlDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 1909. FOURTEEN PAGES.
DtlCE TWO CENTS.
EXPERIENCE OF SPAIN IS
WARNING TO NICARAGUA
IN THE PRESENT CRISIS
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Satisfaction Demanded of
President Zelaya for
His Acts
IN KILLING AMERICANS
Prompt Apology and Indemnity
to Families cf Dead Men
Expected.
Washington, Nov. 19. The execution
by order of Pre? Mont Zelaya of Nicar
agua of. the two Americans, Leonard
Grace and Lyroy Cannon, condemned
as Insurrection!: s- with the resulting
International complications, recalls the
thrilling events of the 10-year war in
Cuba when the Spanish government
executed summarily General Ryan and
a numhax of oth.T Americans who were
captured and cl.-rged with being fili
busterers. ...
. ' Ferllns Wrought X'p
''. At that time American feeling was
wrought to a ' !ii;;a pitch of excitement
Titjd a nuHi'itT of American vessels
were osdered to Cuban waters and the
immediate outbreak of a war between
the United States and Spain was avert
?d only throut-h a prompt, apology by
Spain for the action of the Cuban cer
tain, general . r.:ul the payment 'of 1:1-
, demnity to the families of the victims. ;
SlUiailnu la Trust.
Washington. .Nov. id. a tense sr.- 1 New york. Nov. 19. Some assur
uation exists this morning as a result j anco that colonel John Jacob Astor's
Df the execution of the two Americans. y2cLt xourmahal, which has been miss
Canr.on and Crnee. in Nicaragua. If ; ing in Vest Indian waters for 10 days,
is fairly assumed that press dispatcher ; saciy outrodo the recent hurricane,
from Managua are accurate in the I was brought iu.ro yesterday by Cap
statement tho men were executed after
a court martial trial on a charge th-y
bad attempted by use of dynamite
mines to blow up President Zeiaya'.
troop transports. t ,
-If the statement of department ad-i
rtcea confirm ttri3 story the question 1
at issue will be. whether the charge :
against the men justified their execu- :
Hon. j
May He Juatlfld j
if It should appear the Americans !
slipped within the lines under disguise
n-hen they planted the mines they '
might be regarded as spies and so sub
jected to summary execution, but if
engaged in their work openly, it will
v probably be held they should have
vbeen treated as prisoners of war. In
the latter case there is is no doubt
Zelaya will be called to account and
ample reparation demanded.
I May Reeog-nlae Bellljttretita.
."Washington, Nov. 19. Indications
leem clearly to point to the recogni
X Son by the United States government
jf the belligerency of the revolution
ists tp. Nicaragua, and It is not improb
able a public declaration to that effect
won (will be made.
': Have Whole Ooaat Ltne.
The insurgents are tn practical con
trol of at least half of the whole of
Nicaraguan territory and have posses-
lion of the entire Atlantic coast line
Kxoept Greytown, and the blockade of
hat port completes the whole line.
rite warships dispatched to Nlcarag-
lajx ports will probably reach their
leatlnatlon. today,
Zelaya Dtatrnata Own People.
Panama, Nov. 19 Passengers arriv
ng from Nicaragua report Zelaya, dfs-
Ir us Dng nis own men, nas surrounded
ilmself with, foreigners, and that 1,000
E3cns have been Imprisoned either
ansa they were suspected of dls
aEy or had refused to contribute to
he war tax.
. ' j Ktey OflC SriBeta at .Rig fit.
After 9 o'clock at night no one is
t lllorwod la the streets of any Nicara
guan towns tmder government control
ind all houses ana ordered closed at
Jiat tour. Anarchy reigns within the
poverunent as well as fa the army,
because Zelaya will trust no one and
la m4a foreigners his confidants.
I All Called to Anna.
AO ICc&raguans have been called to
JT P" ytt&S the rebels or hiding In the
ponsiDUfi rasxnessea. up to the pres
ent Zela has exacted war contribu-
ol iari l.ooow and all who
se to pay the tax are immediately
ec. Many persons have been
ed by mKUera during the disorders
at occur dally In the towns.
Wot Confirmed Try "Wlro.
Blueflelda Nicaragua, Not, 19.
to th Interior are down and it
impossible to confirm here that Ze-
ya ordered the reported execution, of
-Amertcai.s,
Szplaaatlon Dentantfe .
TVtohlngton, Now 19. The United
Mates government last night demand
U from Nlcaracua a foil and satisfao
bry explanation of the killing of two
Lmerioans, Leotard Grace and Le Roy
pannon, who We executed sunrmar
fcr by order of President Zelaya when
Ihey were found h the Insurgent army.
The demand w made in a per em p- i
Jaryf. tote, , ooaohet fa diplomatic but 1
unmlstakable terms, and delivered to
Senor Felipe Rodriguez, charge d'af
faires of the Nicaraguan legation.
An hour earlier the announcement
that this government was tired of the
high handed actions of the email Cen
tral American republics practically
was contained in a dispatch sent to
the BJuefields Steamship company,
which sought the protection of the
state department from lnerference by
the insurgents now operating against
Zelaya. -j"
Mnt Tfot Take Arms
The attitude of the government was
clearly shown late yesterday, when
the state department sent the dispatch
to the steamship company, the head
quarters of which Is In New York.
The company's regular steamer was
about to set sail for BluefleMs. Nica
ragua, with a miscellaneous cargo,
counted in which were a number of
rifles and other munitions of war. The
corporation was warned by agents of
the Nicaraguan insurrectionary forces
that the vessel would be liable to
seizure, and the steamship people
promptly called on the state depart
ment to declare the protection thl3
government would give In such a case.
GOVERNMENT IS
SEARCHING FOR
ASTOrVS YACHT
Washington, Nov. 19. In an effort
to locate the yacht Nourmahal, miss
ing for several days, and on which
Colonel John Jacob Astor and party
are cruising, the government has
, ! swept the entire middle Atlantic oce m
and it us far not a word has been re-
I et-ived from the vessel.
! New York. Nov. 19.-
tain J. Durie of tho steamship Anneta,
which arrived with fruit from Jamaica
and ports. Colonel Durie, learning on
landing of the solicitude felt for the
Aster party, said that on Sunday, Nov.
14, he sighted a boat which he believ-
ed to be the xourmahal ridinjr at an
chor ln the rccf harbor at Hawk's
Xest San Salvador, the island which
Columbus made famous by his landing
j jg
colonel Astor's friends here were in-
cimed to doubt that the' yacht seen by
rnnin rmrto n-na thf vnnrmnhsl n
San Salvador is nearly
of the region where
planned to cruise.
200 miles north
Colonel Astor
ODD FELLOWS VOTE
TO IMPROVE HOME
Appropriate Money for Additional
Liand at Closing Session of
the Organization.
Springfield, Hi., Nov. 19. Odd Fel
lows ln the closing session of the
grand lodge of Illinois yesterday made
provision for the enlargement of their
Orphans' home at Lincoln. Authority
was granted for the purchase of 5s 0
acres of land adjoining the institution,
at a cost of $16,000. and the sum of
$25,000 -was appropriated for the main
tenance of the home during the com
ing year.
The per capfta tax for the support
of both the Orphans' and Old Folks'
homes was ordered raised from 90
cents to 1 for each member of the
order.
In tho Kebekab assembly an appro
priation of $5,000 annually for tlfree
consecutive years, and $1,000 for the
fourth year "was ordered, a total of
$100OO to be used tn erecting a build
ing at the Orphans home. The Ro
bekahs also voted $1,000 to finish the
chapel at the Old Folks' home, and
the grand lodge of Odd FeUbwa appro
priated $25,000 for the maintenance of
the Mattoon Institution.
IOWA BANK fS DYNAMITED
Robbers Oct $1,000 at AXteman Near
Des Motne-s Officers Pursuing.
Des Moines, Iowa, Nov. 19. Two
masked men dynamited the safe of the
bank of Alleman, at AJleman, 10 mOes
north of Des Moines, early today, se
curing $1,600 In money and escaped.
OQcers are ta pursuit.
A. F. OF L VOTES
TO APPEAL THE
GOfdPERS CASE
Torpnto, Nov, 19. The American)
Federation adopted the report of the
committee endorsing the position
taken byGompers in the Injunction case
and protesting against the language
used by Judge "Wright in sentencing
the labor leaders. The convention
voted to appeal the injunction case to
the supreme court and authorized the
raising ot funds for ouch an appeal.
AS THE FOOTBALL SEASON CLOSES
Uncle Sam I'd Like Football a Lot Better If You Would Not Play in the Game.
. .
LOEO OUSTS 73 EMPLOYES
OF THE CUSTOMS SERUIC
New York,- Nov. 19. Collector of
Port I.ot'b today announced the remov
al from the customs service of 73 em
ployes and attaches of the weighing
and other divisions of the customs
service here. Among those dismissed
are James F. Vail, formerly deputy
surveyor of the weighing division;
George 12. Bedell, inspector, formerly
chief clerk of the weighing division,
James P. Ilyland, and Joseph O. Car
roll, ex-foremen of the weighing dis
tricts. Mx Kniployea Let Out.
' New York, Nov. lt. The expected
shake-up in the New York customs
house as a result of the sugar fraud
exposures and agitation began yester
day with the abrupt dismissal of six
suspected employes by Collector Loeb.
At the same timo came the announce
ment that a house-cleaning commission
of eight customs experts, whose integ
rity is unquestioned, has been appoint
ed by Mr. Loeb to take up at once the
work of "making the New York cus
toms house a model for the entire
country."
Nnmri Are Snpprenned.
Although the names of the six men
dismissed were not given out, Mr.
Loeb said all of them were customs
Inspectors. Four were formerly as
sistant weighers on the sugar docks,
and are now under charges which are
being investigated by Henry L. Stlm
son, special counsel for the govern
ment in the sugar investigations. The
direct reason for the dismissal of the
ROW OVER RIGHTS
State and Federal Regulators of
Railroads Clash in
Meeting.
ASKED TO ENDORSE BILL
Unally Agreed to After Amendments
Are Proposed Important
Ref orms Suggested.
Washington, Nov. 19. The feeling of
resentment on tho part of some state
railroad commissioners against what
they term the wish of the interstate
commepce commission to "hog" all the
supervision over railroads, reached a
climax at. the convention of the Na
tional Association of Railway Commis
sioners yesterday in which the conven
tion was asked to approve the Esch
bill of the last congress to empower
the Interstate commission to Investi
gate all accidents on railroad engag
ed In Interstate commerce. Commis
sioner Earle of South Carolina led in
the denunciation of the bill.
The discussion finally resulted tn Mr.
Clarke of the interstate commerce com
mission and Commissioner Burr of
Florida offering a suggestion that the
bill be approved, if amended so as to
specify It was ln no way to interfere
with the right of the states. This
course was pursued.
lie forma Advoeated.
Many reforms ln the policy of regu
lating railroads in Illinois will be in
stituted as a result of the convention.
Among the principal reforms to which
the commission win devote its atten
tion are the following:
-The Institution of uniform rules
for demurrage charges along the
lines of the convention's recom
mendation the basis of which is
other two inspectors was said by Col
lector Loeb to be their acceptance re
cently of tips from steamship passen
gers. To DIjirhnrKe More.
According to report, more than 50
other employes are to be ousted by Col
lector Loeb within a few days.
The new commission, which Is ex
pected to devise a scheme of reorgan
ization for the customs administration
at the port of New York, headed by
John C. Williams, depu'v collector,
and Mnrk P. Andrews, a merabei of
Mr. I.oeb's personal board of legal
counsel. The other ' members repre;
sent all the important departments of
the customs service.
I nclnaMincd Laborer I kc1.
Washington, Nov. 19. Unclassified
laborers in the New York customs
house, the files of the civil service
commission show, were put to work as
sugar samplers between the years ot
IS:-:) and 19i2, in contravention to th3
law. Such work was given Henry C.
Corsa, an unclassified laborer, whose
recital of alleged bribery In sugar
sampling has been published.
On Aug. 2$, 1902, the civil service
commission called the matter to the
attention of Secretary of the Treasury
Shaw. Shaw's attention was further
directed to fact that several investi
gations made by the commission since
1899 had practically Indicated the
same state of affairs and that each
time th. department had explicitly in
structed the appraiser at New York
to discontinue the practice.
the allowance of 48 hours' free
time for unloading cars.
The elimination of grain inter
sections of railroads.
More adequate legislation direct
ed at trespassing on railroads.
The establishment of uniform
rules for the classification of
freight shipments.
More rigid enforcement of laws
requiring railroads to install and
maintain safety arjpllances.
CANADA PLANS A NAVY
Addition Includes Three Cruisers and
Four Destroyers.
Ottawa, Nov. 19. Canada's naval
plans were laid before parliament yes
terday. Thoy provide for the construc
tion of three cruisers of the "improved
Bristol" class and four destroyers of
the improved river class.
The cost of the cruisers Is estimated
at 15,750,000, and that of the destroy
ers at $1,500,000. The annual cost r.f
maintenance is estimated at $2,000,
00a Two of the cruisers will be as
signed to the Pacific and one cruiser
and the four destroyers to the Atlantic
coast.
ROCK ISLAND
IN BIG RAIL
ROAD MERGER?
St. Louis, Nov. 19. It is reported
that Edwin Hawley is organizing a
$500,000,000 holding corporation to in
clude the St. Louis & San Francisco,
Alton, Missouri, Kansas & Texas, Ches
apeake & Ohio, .Toledo, St. Louis &
Western, Iowa Central, Colorado South
ern, Minneapolis & St. Louis, and Rock
Island roads. Transcontinental traffic
arrangements with Hill roads are in
cluded in the rumor.
REMOVES SHERIFF
Governor Deneen Finds Law Ap
plying1 to Cairo Case is
Mandatory.
MAY REINSTATE HIM LATER
Official Is to Re Given an Opportunity
to Present Kvidencc In His
Own Behalf.
Springfield, 111., Nov. 19. The mob
violence act of 1909, a statute which
had been forgotten until the lynching
cf "Froggy" James at Cairo, was put
Into operation last night, when Gover
nor Deneen declared the office of
sheriff of Alexander county vacant.
Sheriff Frank R. Davis at onco filed
the petitions provided for in the act,
and will be given the opportunity to
be heard in his own defense. If he sat
isfies the governor that he did every
thing ln his power to protect James,
then the governor will reinstate him.
There is every reason to believe that
Davis will be speedily reinstated. The
act of the governor was made neces
sary when Attorney General Stead ad
vised him that the law is mandatory,
and therefore leaves him without dis
cretion. The office must be declared
vacant, though the ousted official may
be reinstated.
Coroner Take Charjre.
Cairo, 111., Nov. 19. Before Governor
Deneen issued hi3 proclamation de
claring tho office of sheriff of Alex
ander county vacant Coroner James
McManus had been notified that this
action would be taken and took charge
of the office upon official notice from
the governor that he had removed the
sheriff. Sheriff Davis will at once
prepare his defense, as the law pro
vides, petitioning the governor for re
instatement and setting forth the facts
in the case.
ANOTHER VICTIM
OF MURDER KNOWN
Watch Furnishes Tell-Tale Evidence
That He Was Lured to Gun
ness Home.
Laporte, Ind., Nov. 19. Another vi
tim of Mrs. Belle Gunness, arch-murderess,
was identified yesterday as To
nlas Peter Lien of Rushford, Minn.
Samuel P. R. Lien, who recently re
turned from a sea cruise of three
years in the Pacific acean, identified a
watch that had been found in ths
burned ruins of the Gunnes3 house as
one that belonged to his brother To
nlas. On his return home from the sea
Lien last week learned that his
brother had gone to Laporte on April
2. 1907. following correspondence with
Mrs. Gunness, whose advertisements
for a husband he had read in a Nor
wegian paper, and had not been heard
from by relatives since. Tonias had
taken $1,000 with him, sewn in his
clothes, to pay a mortgage on Mrs.
Gunness' farm, it was learned. In re
turn for this money, Mrs. Gunness
was to become his wife.
RICHARD W. GILDER DEAD
Editor of Century Magazine Passes
Away from Sudden Attack.
New York, Nov. 19. Richard Wat
son Gilder, poet, lecturer, and editor-in-chief
of the Century Magazine, died
shortly - before C o'clock last night.
The famous editor, who for more than
a quarter of a century has been re
garded as an authority on literature, J
passed away at the home of a friend,
Mrs. Schuyler Van Rensselaer, 9 West
Tenth street. He succumbed to an at
tack of angina pectoris. He was sur
rounded by his wife and children.
New York, Nov. 19. William M.
Laffan, publisher of the New York
S n, died today following an opera
tion for appendicitis.
SUBWAY IS OPENED
Giant Tunnel of Pennsylvania
Road Under New York
Used First Time.
fOTAL COST IS $160,000,000
Equals in Interest and Importance
Transcontinental Line Are
No Formalities.
New York, Nov. 19. Burrowing be
neath the Hudson river, under Man
hattan island's skyscrapers and on be
low the bed of the East river, a Penn
sylvania railroad train yesterday for
the first time traversed the new tunnel
route of the transportation line from
New Jersey to Long Island.
Tho trip marked the practical com
pletion of a railroad feat paralleling in
many ways in interest the opening of
a trans-continental railway route. It
was taken by President McCrea of the
Pennsylvania railroad and the mem
bers of the railroad's board of direc
tors. No formalities attended the
journey, the trip being undertaken sole
ly for the purpose of giving the road's
high officials an opportunity to inspect
the work, which has been progressing
for years past, and which is expected
to cost, before it is finished, close to
$1C0,000,000.
With One Stop.
The train entered the tunnel at the
Harrison, N. J., terminal, halted at the
new Pennsylvania station in Manhat
tan, and then proceeded in the tube
across the island and under the East
river to the terminus in Long -Island
City.
Considerable work remains to be
done before the entire subterranean
route is opened for regular traffic.
but it is expected that the tunnels
from New Jersey to Long Island will
be ready for use by June.
ATTORNEYS ARGUE
IN CLEItllNSON CASE
Chicago, Nov. 19. Miss Carolina
Morgan, sister of Mrs. Cleminson, tes
tified in the doctor's trial today but
made no sensational disclosures. Ar
guments of the attorneys began this
afternoon.
YOUNG MAN, LEARNING
RAILROADING, KILLED
Eugene Cnmmings, Son of Superin
tendent of Hoard town Division
of "Q," Victim.
Beardstown, 111., Nov. 19. Eugene
Cummings, son of tho superintendent
of tho Beardstown division of the Chi
cago Burlington and Quincy railway.
who had worked up to the second rung
of the ladder of practical experience
in railroading, was killed yesterdiy
afternoon in a freight wreck hero.
Cummings' father, who was in Herr!n
when the wreck occurred, made a hur
ried trip to Beardstown on a special
train, but arrived a few minutes after
his son had succumbed to his injurle.
The wreck was caused when a fast
freight crashed into a switch engine
hauling a string of coal cars.
FIFTY STUDENTS ESCAPE
Fire Does $ 10,000 Damage to George
town University Library.
Washington. Nov. 19. Fire burnd
out the library of Georgetown univer
sity this morning. Fifty students in
the dormitory- over, the library escaped
safely. Ten thousand dollars worth
of books were destroyed.
Commits Suicide With Rifle.
Mannassa, Col., Nov. 19. Despond
ent because his wife and three chil
dren left him to return to her par
ent's home in Quincy, 111., Dr. A. L.
Gilmer, a prominent dentist, killed
himself.
MOTHER TIES
BOY IN HOME;
TV0- TOTS BURN
Indian Harbor, Nov. 19. Neighbors
who broke Into a burning house today
found a babr elii dead in her crib and
her 2-year-old brother, John Koran, un
conscious and tied to a uo?r knob with
a rcpe. -Tho mother had gone shop
ping. The prevent the boy playlnjr
with matches she tied him to the door.
Fire broke cut from the stove.
Condition of Bodies Ren
ders the Work Exceed
ingly Difficult.
MANY WERE COOKED
Water Used to Extinguish Fire
Heated and Boiled Them
All Suffocated.
Cherry, 111., Nor. 19. The second
and saddest act of the mme tragedy,
the recovery and attempted identifica
tion of the dead, began today. Be
sides the bodies recovered 60 or 75
others beyond reach for the time be
ing because of fire, were seen by fire
fighters in the smoldering fire beyond.
Many Ton Away
Grief stricken men. women and chil
dren formed great circles about the
ooaies Drought up, but many turned
away unable to endure the noha and'
cries of those who mourned seeking
ineir aeaa. uniy two Dodies have so
far been identified, Dickie Buckles, a
stable boy, and Louis Glbbs.
Drtaa; t'p Through Mala Shaft.
Cherry, 111., Nov. 19. Three bodies,
the first recovered through the main
shaft, were brought to the surface at
8 o clock. A oile of others were in
sight, but passage to them was ham
pered by fire. Four other bodies were
brought up on the next trip of the cage,
one of them a boy.
The ambulance was guarded by mili
tiamen and followed by crowds to the
town hall, which has been turned into
a temporary morgue. Here scores of
women sought to identify the dead as
their own, but the condition of the bod
ies made this difficult. ....
Two or More Claim Same Bodlea.
There l much confusion in th Iden
tification of bodies, in some instances
two or three persons claiming the
same body. The identification nf t.h
two is now ln doubt. The condition
of the bodies recovered shows clearly ,
tney died from suffocation and that
they have been dead many days.
Cook la Water.
Water was poured into the raina
during the fire without quenching it.
j ne names turned tne water on the
floors of the veins where lay the dead
Into boiling rivers and in it vera
cooked the unfortunate dead. That
they did not die by fire is evident be
cause their clothing is not even
scorched.
CHILE ORDERED TO
PAY ALS0P HEIRS
Demand of Secretary Knox In Nature
of an Ultimatum to South
Americano
toantiagro. cnue, jvov. J9. The CTTI-j
an government today opened negotia-
tlons with Washington with a view to ;
submitting the Alsop claim of the '
United States against Chile to The i
Hague.
Washington, Nov. 19. Secretary ot
State Knox, in the matter of settle-1
mnt of the Alsop claim against Chile, !
has informed that government that un- i
less the claim is settled in one of two
ways within 10 days the United States!
will close its legation at Chile and the
Chilean minister here will be expect
ed to ask for his passports. Chile pro
posed to pay to the Alsop heirs 67.
00. Mr. Knox refused to accept thlsi
settlement, and demands that Chila
either settle with a compromise of $1.
000,000 or agree to submit the claim
to The Hague, under conditions stip
ulated ty the United States govern
ment. CRUSADE FOR WATER WAY
oOO Enthusiasts to Storm Ilivcrs and
HarlHri Committee of C'ongrewM.
St. Louis, Nov. 19. President W. K.
Kavanaurrh of tho Lakes to the-Gulf
Deep Waterways association announc
ed Wednesday night a committee of
500 will meet in Washington Dec. 3
to storm the rivers and harbors com
mittee of congress in the interest of
the Mississippi river and tributaries.
The committee was named to carry
out a suggestion made at the recent
convention in New Orleans.
SPEAKS ON WATERWAYS
President Taft Attends Meeting at
Norfolk, Va.
Norfolk, Va., Nov. 19. Presldeat
Taft arrived this morning and was
given the usual honors upon landing
from the Mayflower. . At the hotel
was given a cordial reception. After
wards he reviewed a parade of mili
tary and civic societies and later -le-livered
an address before the water
ways convention.
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