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ISLAND ARGUS. SIXTIETH-YEAR. NO. 39. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 1910. TEX PAGES. PKICE TWO CENTS. i crime wave at chicago i i IS CHECK Arrest of Four Men Ex plains Over One Hun dred Holdups. MUCH PLUNDER TAKEN Guilty Ones Confess They Were Unable to Dispose of Stuff Fast Enough. Chicago. Dec. 1. Four men who nave teen arrested by the police with in the last two days confessed they were guilty of participation in over 100 holdt'ps in 'this city in the las., four! months. Ka?li told his story indepen-; riently of the others and they eoincid-j ed, except as to several special in-J stances. " This was explained by one of j them, who said: i "Wl-.y, to tell the truth I have held j up so many of them I forgot some of ; me i i-iciiis auom some oi mem. Had lo "Lay OtT irk." At tne time, this man boasted, lie had lud eight watches, and lie s:iid be took so much plunder from his victims' lie and his partners in crime could not ' dispose of it as fast ns they go? ii. and had to "lay off work" for a while : to do so. le'r I p rinir Wnvr. The four men whos coi:fes..;or. clears up tho authorship of the crime wave which sept the south and west, Midi's cf the ity at the besnnsinu; ot i the old weather arc: Tonv Knoarski. 2' ye;.rs old a.id lcg?d ieader of the band. . Tony Ross, aged 't. William Yicic, aged 22. Felix Peter Ask, aed 2 1. LOVVPRICE PAID FOR CHAMPION CATTLE Fat Stock at CfiicaRrt Show Fails t Bring Figures of Former Years. Chicago, Iee. 1. Sixty cents a pound was the. price paid today by, a local butcher for the champion in-1 dividual steer of the live stock show. While this is by no means the rec ord fipure, Advance, the winner of the highest honors in the first show held in Chieaso. bringing 5 !..". the price paid today is up among the hih marks. The champion carload of cattle, Angus yearling steers, brought $13.50. which was per hundred less than was paid for the grand champion load lat yo;?r. The next best load was the first prize winners in Shorthorns, whk-h went to a packer at $9.15. CASE OF TOO MUCH SMITH John I. Kills John as the Kcsnlt of Jealousy. Chicago, Uec. 1. John C. Smith, president of a real estate company was fhot and killed last night by John '. Smith. The wife of the assailant was employed in a real estate office and jealousy was the cause of the j shooting. The two men were not re-, lated. ' Ngro to Die for Attacking Girl. JeTerson City. Mo., Dec. 1. The death penally fixed by a Pike county jury on Mort Tolman, a negro, for an attark on Cora Fiowers was affirmed by ia? supreme court yesterday. Third Assistant to Hitchcock Washington, Dec. J. James J. Rritt, of North Carolina, was today appoint ed third assistant postmaster general, vice A. I,. Lawson, resigned. Britt. is the iaw officer of the department. UPPER BERTHS ANDSOMELOWER ONES CHEAPER Chicago, Dec. 1. A general reduc tion ot rates for upper Pullman berths and in certain instances for lower berths was announced today before eomrr'ssioners Lane and Clark or the interstate commerce commission by G. S. Farnald, of the Pullman compar-y. No testimony in the case. before the commission was taken. The exact amount of all intended reductions is not announced, but on the upper berths it will be about 20 per cent, where the rate on lowers exceeds $1.50. There will be var ious reductions for lower berths in specific instances. The date upon which the changes go Into effect de pends tipon their acceptance by the commission, probably about the fiirt ol tlie new year. THE WEATHER Fair tonight ami Friday; continued cold tonight, with the lowest tempera ture about 10 degrees; rising tempera ture Friday. Highest temperature yesterday 27; lowest last night 16. Temperature a; 7 a. m. 17. Velocity of wind at 7 a. m. 12 miles per hour. Precipitation none. Relative humidity at 7 p. m. 56; at 7 a. m. 77. Stage of water 1 foot, a rise of .1 in last 21 hours. Only slight changes will occur in the Mississippi from Dubuque to Musca tine. J. M. SHEIUER, Local Torcaster. ASTRONOMICAL EVENTS. (From noon today to noon tomorrow.) Sun sets 4:30. rises 7:02; moon sets 4:07 p. m.; 4:02 p. m.. eastern time. i new moon in constellation :corpio. 1 Two new moons this December; 7:39 i p. m., moon in conjunction wnn venus. Constellations visible S:30 p. m. during December: Overhead. Perseus, Androm- i eda; north. Ursa Minor and Major, j Draco. Cassiopeia: northeast. Auriga, j Lynx: east. Gemini. Canis Minor, Tau- j rus. Orion: southeast. Lepus; south, j Aries. Fisces. Cetus. Flurius Eridanus; I southwest. Sculptor. Phoenix, Aqua rius; west. Pegasus. Delphinus; north west. Cepheus. Cygnus. Lyra. First magnitude stars visible, same hour, with rank of each: East. Pollux. 17; Froeyon. 0; Aldebaran. 11; Betelgeuse. 11; Rigel. 7: northeast. Capella. 4; northwest. Deneb. 20; Vega. 6. Plan ets during December: Mercury evening star, visible low in west early evenings after 17th; Venus, in Sagittarius, sets shortly after sun; Mars, in Libra, rises about r:15 a. m.; Jupiter, in Libra. .ien. .limit ) 7A a m sloturn tTl Tla ces. sets about 2:45 a. m.: Uranus Sagittarius, sets, and Xcptune. in Gem ini, rises, about 6 p. m. Today In England day breaks o:41 a. m.. length of day being S hours 10 minutes. Sun in constellation Scorpio t ii 1 ISth. then Sagittarius. GenMnid meteors in east i first half of month. Governors Attemlir- Louisville Conference All in x ivor of Conservation. IS E A ST A E-WEST Jencen Attempts Hole of Mediator New Xatitn!iim Appears to Find! Utile Favor. Ixuis ille, Ky.. Hoc. 1. At the gov ernors' conference today Governor I le nt en cf Illinois asked Governors Nor ris ot" .Montana and Shafroth of Col orado if the western states would be willing to preserve the forests at the ; headwaters :-n as to avert floods each ! year in other statf-si Governor Norn's : replied th experience of the western! states in the preservation of forests and reforestation was that the flood sittia- tion was not aided. "We all know conservation is nee-1 ossarv" said ncneen. "hut we annear to differ on methods. We must not' FAIL TO AGREE mm pieth decide on a nlan of action based on'"s oxvn merits, without reference to the ideas of theorists, but we must ! look at the question from all sides and j then decide whether state or federal! government, shall control the natural ! ' resources. ltnp .;itlonallNiii. Louisville. Dec. 1. Governor Edwin L. Xorris of Montana yesterday told the conference of governors what the people of the northwest think about new nationalism. ; "This new school of theorists called i i 'nationalists' teaches that conserva- j i tism is a national function and pro-j claims that financial benefits shall be1 national in scope," be said. "It seems; to us in the west that our brethren in : the east bear in mind the case of the j j prodigal son, and, having consumed i i their substance in riotous use, now ' i want, a paternal government to make i another division and assign them a ! part of our patrimony. The 'last fron tier of the natural resource prodigal' j sees naught of justice In this." Plranure Main Feature. I The governors assembled here yes-! forlav of t ncir t Vi ? r rl annual m rrs t i r . . ; ' , 1 " rrt i , T from Frankfort. They again found a program which made pleasure para-1 mount, and luncheons, teas and recep- j . . ! tions were given considerably more at tention than the conservation of nat ural resotiKops. The single business session was held late in the afternoon, when Governor Xorris delivered his address. He was followed by Governor Herbert S. Had Iey of Missouri, who spoke extempor aneously on "Employers' Liability and Workmen's Compensation Acts," and Gamaliel Bradford, a Boston banker, who had as his subject "The Power of the Governor." RiQROCCANS SLAY FRENCH SOLDIERS Par's, Dec. 1. A letter from. a sol dier th the French column at Pest inga. near Oudja, Africa, states the French forces were ambushed in a ra vine by Moroccans Nov. 17 losing 20 klllerl. and in wounded. The Moroc- icnu-; r. 'so suffTori heavily. There is ,lq jxauui cuuki'iuaiiou of Uiis report. SORRY FOR "ALIGNERS" i Doc Cook Gives Further Exhibition of Astound- ing Gail. . CASE ON ITS ''MERITS" Passes Peary in Pity in View of the Odds He Has Over-come. rtellingham. Wash., Dec. 1. Dr. Wil- LiDsicin m nis pennon lor a cnang liam II. Axtell of Rellingham, an inti- of venue declared Judges Scanlan and mate friend of Dr. Cook, who has been' i Kavanaugh prejudiced. Judge Ker in frequent communication with himsten is to appear as a witness to the since his disappearance from New fact there was a second trial of York, received a letter from the ex- Brciwne, and several other judges were I . T ! i ,.-,r::js1. vj. , . .. I i-r V Tr i " j plorer yesterday. Axtell declined to di - ! vulge the whereabouts of Cook, but made public several extracts from th : letter, as follows: "My case will eventually rest upon private interests. MrrHy Mleiil.l-l. "I prefer to believe the campaign of infamy which has been waged against j me and that the mud-throwing, brib-i cry and conspiracy have come from I the misguided and deluded. j j "As to Peary, my feeling is of pity. rather than revenge. Ho has striven ! : against awful odds, and a man who t ; can succeed under such a handicap do-; j serves j way." all the glory that comes his "Fire Sweeps Illinois Town. Mount Vernon. 111.. Dec. 1. Fire practically destroyed the small town of New Haven, in Gallatin county, west of this city, yesterday. The total loss is $60,000, partly covered j by insurance. A number of fami ! lies had hard work finding shelter from the cold. WOULD LOWER IOWA EXPRESS RATES Dps MoineSi lowa Dec- i.Attor- npy General Byers today, before the !..,, j ,.. i,j i imuuau I.U1UIUIOOIUU, dftru ludl r- i press companJes doing business in j tne state be ordered to iower their rates. He declares the present rates' unjust in' view of the large profits of the companies. 'i PRISONERS PICK JAIL THAT SUITS; FURNISH IT TO LIVE IN STYLE Hastings, Neb., Deo- 1. Having t Japanese chef, who will do their cook - made a month's canvass of the Ne-Iing. Vhey ordered expensive turni - brH3ici jails and decided that the oneture and carpels sent to the ja'I here offered the most advantages, j furninings for their rooms. In ad - iour millionaire cauierani I'nuie ucru last : '.grill ana Degan senmg meir : vrm. The men are w. G. t-omstock, Bartlev R. Richards, Charles Jamison jand Aquila Triplett. Thev were convicted in the federal been hung with expensive lace cur court of land frauds in fencing gov-j tains. The floors are carpeted and in einment lands and sentenced to a a se eral way it is said the cells have year in jail. Uhe nt.pcarance of we'I appointed club The four men are not to be treated iike iTilioary prieouers. They look a ERBSTEIN GETS VENUE CHANGE Chicago Attorney, Accused of Jury Bribing in Browne Case, Wins Point. TRIAL STARTS TOMORROW insists on an Immediate Hearing Be fore Judjge" llretano Judge Kersten Witness. Chicago, Dec. 1. Attorney Erbstein was granted a change of venue today by Judge Scanlan in the trial on the charges of bribing sa juror in the sec ond trial of ,l.oe ONeil Browne, who was accused of buying votes for Sena tor Lorimer. The case is set before Judge Bretano tomorrow. THE ENGLISH ELECTIONS lolm Itull I certainlj can sec a lot of excitement j ! out ! of the city. Inwintn on Immediate Krbstein's insist:mee on ate trial forced ITrcntano I'rlnt. iin imniedi o set back his calendar to accommodate the i case. 1 tie special venire or nu wmcn had been called was dismissed. CABINET HEARS TAFT'S MESSAGE i .. Washington. Dec. 1. After having been revised three limes- Hie presi dent's message to congress was sub- mitted to a special cabinet conference; tod av. Consideration of the document ' by th? cabnet occupied more than two hou.vj and it is said several slight changes -were made. According to j latesr reports the message will be j ready for distribution Friday night : iaries for more than 20 years. The or early Saturday. j income will be derived from the Following his regular message the ; United States Steel corporation and president will send a special message Carnegie joint fund, to which no cm to congress embodying the report of ploycs contribute, and will be divid the board of engineers appointed to led into three classes. consider reclamation projects in the west, under the $20,000,000 appropria tion made at the last session of con gress. The report has been in the hands of the president several days. 1 but it will not be made nublic until it goes to congress. The engineers have reported on a number of projects, and i' is said they have recommended some for immediate completion and the abandonment of others. anion, tney purcnasou a largo auu wen sei? toi norary. 1 ney have snbscrib-: i ed for a number of daily papers and imanv of tho leading magazines. The windows of their cells have rcc;:i.-. Jhei;- rniivcs have leased laigc iiomc acax tlic jaU. STEEL PRICE UNCHANGED Gentleman's Agreement Made to Try to Wor ry Along, BIG OWNERS CONFER Pensions for Aged Employes of the (J .S. Corporation Announced. New York, Dec. 1. The price of steel will not be cut. Forty of the leading producers and their repre sentatives, who stand for approxi-j mately 95 per cent of the production ' i, . . . . i of the country, met here yesterday! i coming my way. land decided that it was for the good of the industry to keep quotations where they are now. Since the last meeting of th" :n istitute some two months ago. when a .similar agreement was reached, there has been an understanding in the ; trade that some of the manufactur j ers were not living up to this gen jtlemen's agreement. When the small makers cut prices the I'nited States Steel corporation followed their lead. land went after the market aggies- ; sjvey w'itll a consequent general tin- settlement of the 'barometer of bus- iness." tnnoiinmi IVns!n, Judge Klbert il. Gary announced yesterday that beginning Jan. 1. 1911, the I'nited States Steel corpor ation will pay three classes of old age pensions to those of its em ployes who have served with either line I'iiii'in company or ns SUOSKI- HcllromcKt 'oiiipiilrr. i These are: j First. Pensions by compulsory re tirement, granted to employes who have been 20 years or longer in the , service, and have reached the age I of 70 years, for men and 60 years , for women. I Second. Pensions by retirement J at request, granted to employes who ; have been 20 years or longer in the i service and have reached the age of j 60 years, for men, and T0 years for ! women. i Third. Pensions for permanent incapacity, granted to employes who have been 20 years or more in the (service and have become permanent ' ly and totally incapacitated through no fault of their own. 1 ms kuoi Homij-. j 0 pension of more than $1,200 jwill be allowed and none less than ; .5 1 2 a month. Between these ex- tremes one ner cent of the reirn In r monthly pay received during the la-t 10 years of serA ice will be allowed, for each of total service. The United States Ste.i corpora- tion has a pension fund of $s.000.- 000 and the Carnegie fund, estab- ' lished in 1901 by Andrew Carnegie,1 amounts to $1.00O.non. so that tun ajloint rincipal available will be ?12,- OuO.000. IB Begins 8th Term V'. V'' ' "4 , W'4rv ' ('? K 4; President Diaz of Mexico. RACING MEN GAVE $264,000 TO BEAT IT IntcrvstiiiK I-inures n 1- ihf on New " - ..... ...... m-r i...wk 'i'iu. .Ij I' ll (iiven. York. U'"-. l. i:ight raring ir.tit: c?r.,,L- i r, -r 1. ,:..f.,'i, t lui Xc w associat 'A 'f I ! anti-bnting bills ?t Albany, contri- i fcignified approval of the arlministra j luited ?2C l.ttffi to the .1ock"y club tion by the .Mexican people, and 'for legal cxpi-ncs. aerordinjr to .M.jcrowns the i)atriotic labors of more I. inn Hruce, couns"! of the legislative gra'ft investigating committee. I During the ression of the commit-i tee yesterday Mr. I!rt:ce ran over the! irious eontritiui ions whx h have been admitted in testimony and used ; them as a basis for his sta'enient. Vii-tor A. Shaumburg. secretary of, the Coney Island Jo. key club. tcsti-:of tilo w-orld in the stability and re lied ns to the club's legal expanses :,ponsil:iify of the government. in ir0S (tl!e ye;ir the a tit i-bctt illg iav. ev,rcsil unnrn.-lallnii cf ti i i -j list of payments made. including .-. ii . i a . . ri i - t . 1. a v . . I ." r. t- .Miiiiisiuii. on .'n.,ii)al the n;itins v hjch you represenL i.Uis. Johnston was at the time an Independence league member of the assembly from New York city. ; Asked what was the nature of John-, ston's services, the witness replied ' that he did not know. ! I i i DHDDCDO I not YOUTH IN BANK . li.-rvcrrd at W rk TJicr Jiffcrtivcly Ilock ivc to Gic Alarm and F.scape, Otf-inma. Iowa, Dec. 1. P)isco ertd ; while peeking U force the safe if the 'State lank- of Kussell, near here, roit ! iiTs 1 f ii ci A. Owen Sfearn-'. a wiith I who saw them, to pteetit his gi'. inj alar'", and '.efi withotit taking any ipeney. Stearns was found in the ban,; 'today. INDEPENDENT OIL INTERESTS OBJECT i.iM stock !Ini.cfs Also F ar Serious Injury ii' I'rciuiit Kutcs Go Higher. W,'.-'Mtiv:ton, Dec. ".--As a final chapi ' of ".iu- l est iiuoiiy in the fniglii aii.ai' -e cases, -witnesses testified be fore i ho interstate commerce commis sion t"day that the increase would ser- louslv hariiuap tii" incopi and l!vcrtock industries. ldeni oil BALKED IN LOVE: MURDERS ! SeuMi Dakota Fai tiier ills Man t ' "r, at H s Time." Alerdecti. S. D.. Dec. 1. Giis Kaniik. a bomcstes:der who ii.el near Da idson. is dead from a bullet wound and Arthur W. Low ry. a neighbor, is under arrest. Miss Liz lie Walrath. who also lived on a neighboring laim. Had iic- ti re'-jv-ing the attentions if Lory until recently, when, she told him Ilanick was lie-.- a;ce!ied ;;uitor. The bullet was fired through the door of Ran ick's shack, killiuir him and it is al leged Low ry lired the shot. MACAO, CHIN IS QUIET Port ugliest Soldiers ami Saibirv Sat isficMl W'itll 'oni-es;ns. Lisbon. Dec. 1. Official advice from Macao, th' Portuguese dejicndcnc " in China, state complete order was rc riorcd following the granting of thf ('t.'. mtinds of the rebellious s-oldicrs at:d sailor;-;. NEW ILLINOIS RAILWAY Chicago, TiTle liaute .V t-fs ,i-pv to f;- Springfield. I'-l.. Dee. cago. Torre lip-ite & Soul liea -it crji M-poratc. 5. The Chi-; Southeastern railway v as incorporated today. The rapi-al is $2. .".00. 000. It is propos ed to construct a railroad from (Ji-a-ker Hill. Kdcar county, through the counties cf Kdgar. Vermillion. Iro quois, Kankake?, Will ar.d Cook to Chicago Heights. BIG INCREASE IN KEYSTONE STATE Washington. Dec. 1. The popu lation of Pennsylvania ir, 7. !.". Ill, an im-rearo of 1,:!;2.9!m;. st Vir- cinia's -, pulation ivu'cao cf 1.22i,ll'., an E8TK TERM MIDST WARHORS President Diaz of Mexico Congratulated by Other Nations. REVOLT IS IGNORED Reports, However, Indicate In surgents Are Still Strong in Chihuahua. I ' ; Diaz was inaugurated i Citv Mexico. Dec 1 . President for the eightii itiine today with the usual ceremon ies. American Aiiibasi-ador Wilson. ! hpcakinc in behalf of lb diplomat!" j corps, congratulated Ilia, "upon thr ;i 1 1 1 1 1 1 fill i PVfintc ttt tllid t 1 ' tt-Vlw-ll than a quarter of a century with the respect ar.d confidence of the world."' i"nih in Y ilm. Wilson referred to the marvelou? development of Mexico under thr Iiaz administration, the firm posi tion of the public credit and th faith felt by the nations and ruler i 1 1 ,i nil.) i s liinaiy ao'iross. necause, he said, "such words reveal to nn 1 arf. s!r,,.ere friemls of MoXfco an! that fact will nc-cssarilv be to me s great st Junius. " III.....I.V llnKIr I'i'ittht. Chilniahua City. Nov. .".(' (Via Kl l- . , i, . . . r 1 . m j i i.-rp i ii-i-. j. i .mi' ri:a i icp, . mites west, a large bdy of insut rcrtos attacked !." gfiernment nol dicrs vesterilay. Keports say all th troops nit killed were captured. Gn- cral Plata. hn e-r, - vs h( hn : ports showing nine soldiers and 2" ! Insiirrrct(;s were slain. llolri ll limm llnl One. J lit Paso. Tex.. Iec. 1. PasrngM .arriving here this morning direct from Madera. Chihuahua. on the ! first train that has come out of thrrr ' since Nov. 22. declared every top r ah'i!u the lino between Chihuahu; . and Madera, except one. were hrhl by iiT-nrgi nts and that there had been considerable fighting in ttt mountains. i:ilMorth linn I'.noucli. I Katie Pass.. Tex.. Dec. 1. Luther T. Kl! voi t h. I'nited states connI ' ."t Citidad, Porlirio Hiaz. toclay sent in. his resignation to the state depart , ment at ';;shiiigton to Ii inim! i f-fcti-o as soon as possible. r rnlrr f I nrrot. Kl P::'o. Tex. )e,-. j. Sonora. hitherto vt ei. v a, report' d toIa he t!c vet:i!e ens nt a number of T!i' haai-; ! ir.m rrf-tus. ho are org.v.i izing in the motintains. KING ARBITRATOR IN CHILEAN CASE . IJrj,i i Kitlcr Kecrnc Data in Di putc Willi (lie I n'tcil Males. Lo:i l-.n. D: l:t rat . r t od; i !-; i:i li e tct', tii I a pr.v-eiMeil se m : or by r. 1. Kin- George as a" received the o,intei al.-ep claims dispute he nit H States and Chile to the fotejn uRico a s Aiii'ia-saii-H- Kchl atri I h il n .M inif :cr Gjii.i. It ., eMe;'e, a dciif-iou his i;:aiestv will render within .! tnei.th. The Tilled States cl.ilnrs some tliinp. mer . i.'.imi.iiihi frcm Ch le in at isl'r.f tion ' f inciifv adtaticcd 1 tli Hiluian goveriinient In '1 rriailge i'er concessions in Africa. P.cfcr? the agreenient was fulnlb-l Afrit ; pa.ssed to Cl.i1." ii: war. Chi su b:-c ;:ent ly agn d io assutuf the Bolivian obilgt'tuns to Aiucrican coir-essionerr.. The matter. bowee-, has ne r bei r. si tiled ard after p:--longed negotiations it was agreed r submit t'.i" maiier to King Gerrc -. MRS. M'KINNEY S BADLY HURT AT WASHINGTON Washington, pre. 1.--!is. Jat. ;. M--' Kinney, wife of the cotigi e.-spian from niipois. f-11 today while walking In 'the downtown disiiict and was uirri d j to an emergency hoi-pital. She wi-rs I .'.till uc.conscite.to late this afteinoon. Kansas City for Sane Fourth. Ka'i&as City, Mo., Dec. 1. An ordi nance lorbidding the discharge of Pi--', work- :r thirf ify except ar public v i hibh ii; is, w hich shall be rcgulaJcd ih ,d"r ;.ccial ncrmitii, haa been pa ioc J J Oj ill. tvUUCli.