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"VOLi. lil. XO. 35.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.., WEDNESDAY;. NOVEMBER 27, 1901.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Still Going on in Dis
turbed Central Amer
BATTLE OF YESTERDAY
Perry Reports Trains
Delayed and Arrival
Washington. D. C. Nov. 27. Secre
tary Loner todav received the follow
ing from Capt. Perry of the Iowa:
"Panama Stubborn fighting be
tween the contending forces occurred
yesterday near Hanpablo. delayed
trains requiring prudence anu pa
"There will probably le fighting
tolay near liatun. Have secured as
surances that firing shall cease while
trains are passing. Forty wounded
Colombians were brought in trains
last night. All were cared for by Ir.
K i in I lebe rger."
Washington. Nov. 27. -A cablegram
received at the state depart litent to
day from Consul (ludger. at Panama
says: "There was a goiwl ileal of
fighting yesterday along the line in
which, the government forces were
generally successful. Trains are de
layed." Flchtlur on the Intlimu.
oton. Colombia, .Nov. mZ1. An over
due passenger train with :i marine
guard on hoard has arrlveil here. The
train brings news to the effect that
General Albnn. with alwwt ?,0O govcrn
n:ent trips. crossed Harbacoa bridge
yesterday, and continued hi march to
Colon. He. nt this writing. is nt Tnr
crnill.i. where he 5 resting. The Lil
eral forces continue to retreat before
Fighting ysterday occurred at Bar-bai-oa
Prtrtjre. Passenger by the de
layed train assert that fully 10 gov
ernment troops were killed and wound
ed during the fighting there, ami that
the Lilernl louses were insignificant.
The L'lierals are approaching tJntun
station tntout five miles from Colon).
ii nil It Is elieved a decisive engitre
inent will probaldy be fought at Mon
key Hill cemetery, distant one mile
from the limits of Colon.
STORY IS RETOLD
Alleged Confession nf Mrs.
Ilepeateil by Wit
ness. I ton i nc
Washington. Nov. 27. Oeorge II.
Oardner, a witness in the Limine
trial, yesterday testified that Mrs.
Lola Ida Limine, accused of the mur
der of .lames S. Ay res. had confessed
to him the day after the tragedy
that she was thoroughly aware of
the circumstances of the shouting.
He stated that she had asked him
whether a public confession would be
advisable and he had in reply urged
her to say nothing about it in the
hope that the suicide theory might
le retained. Other witnesses testi
fied that Ayres had had but two
glasses of beer during the evening
and that he was erfectly soler when
he went to his room. Gardner, who,
with his family, occupied rooms un
der that of Mrs. l'.onine, in his tes
timony brought out' the fact that
Mrs. Uonine had made her confession
to him on the evening of May 1.1. the
day of the tragedy. "She stated to
me." he -ji ill. "that she knew more
about the ileal h of Ayres than hail
been given to the public. I think she
hesitat"d a moment and either my
manner or something I said induced
her 1o g' on. and she said she was
present when it happened ami told
me that she had come to me In'cause
she wanted advice. She tol 1 me that
n the morning of Ayres death he
came to her room and knocked on
her door anil complained of Itciug ill
and asked if she could not do some
thing for him; that when she got into
Ayres room he had assaulted her
and hail a pistol in his hand and in
the KciilTle which ensued he was
The witucss stated that she said
nothing more than that when the
struggle followed the assault the
pistol was fired. The witness stated
that she did not tell him in whose
hands the pistol vim, but later cor
rected himself by saying that he In
lieveil she said the wcaoii was in
"She also told me that Ayres was
under the influence of liquor at the
lime of the shooting." said Mr. (Jard
ner. CLEMENT STUDEBAKER
DIES AT SOUTH BEND
Sou in Ilend, Ind.. Xov. 27. Hon.
Clement Studebaker died at 11:35 to
day, lie was conscious to the cud.
STICKS ON MUD BAR
Mishap Attends the First Trip
the Roller Boat While Try
Ing to Enter Harbor.
OgUensburg. X. Y.. Xtv. 27.'
Knappa roller boat Monday demon
strated Its ability t6 roll. Id n blind
Ing snow Btorui with a stiff north wind
it rolled from Prescctt across the St
Lawrence river to Ogdensburg, but
missed the channel to the upier har
bor and rolled into the soft mud on a
bar abreast the city and settled hard,
surrounded by snow and ice.
Efforts to tow the bout by long haw
sers Into the deep water were unsuc
eessful. and 1t may not lie released un
til spring. The inventor and stock
holders who were on board were taken
oD lu small boats. The Inventor claims
success. The boat is 110 feet long and
Zi feet In diameter. An engine is sus
pended In a ear In the center. The mo
tive power Is applied lu the form of a
LOOTING IS CHARGED
Against Missionaries in Connection
With the Chinese Ex
pedition. Paris. Xov. 17. The Matin and o'lh-
er papers publish alleged extracts from
the confidential reM-rt of General Yoy-
lon. which the govern ment refused to
communicate to the chamber of depu
ties last week during the discussion of
the bill authorizing a loan to reimburse
the treasury tor the outlay in counec
tion with the Chinese exniilitlon.
According to these extracts French
missionaries looted the palace of
Irince I.I. securing an important sum
in silver liars. They ariear to have
been assisted by French soldiers and
sailors, whom they rewarded with
checks amounting to ,4MXM francs.
which General Frey subsequently
forced the nicji to return to the mis
THEY'RE AFTER KNOX
Anti-Trust Men Would Oust Attor
ney (irnrral of Present
Col ti in bus. ., Xov. 27. I'n'less At
orney General Knox pays some at
ciitioii to the request of the Anieri
iii Anti-Trust league and brings
both criminal and civil proceedinjrs
j-aiiist the steel, sugar and linseed
oil trusts the continuation of his ap
pointment will Im- fought in the
'nitcd States senate. II. J I. Martin,
hairmun of the joint committee of
the American Anti-Trust league and
the Kiiitrlits of Laltor and secretarv
f the former organixat ion. with
headquarters in Washington, has
sent a communication to President
Kooevclt asking him to name a date
when a committee from the league
can apH-ar and present certain facts
in reference to the alleged violation
of certain laws, by the trusts named.
Kefereiice is made in the letter to the
fact that complaint was filed with
the attorney general on Sept. 0. and
that no action was taken. The com
mittee wants at hearing before Xov.
2'J. A similar letter was sent to At
torney General Knox, who is request
ed to state his intentions on or In
fore Xov. 27. The petition filed with
the attorney general against the
trusts was the result of a long line of
investigations in a numler of states,
and was supposed to be complete in
every detail. leading the attorney
general nothing further to seek. Over
two months have passed and not a
word has come from him.
NEWS IN OUTLINE.
The Prussian lumdesratn nas adopt
ed the navy estimates for Hxrj. aggre
gating JUO.tu'HtAH marks.
Irotcstant clergy men throughout
Saxony are preparing to pretest against
Chamberlain's Edinburgh S'xyc'i.
Arrangements have been made for
the oiH'tilng of the Charleston (S. C
fX'tositiou by the president next Mon
day. He will press a button.
Professor Joseph Henry Thayer Hus
sey. professor emeritus of Harvard uni
versity, is dead in his 74th year.
Yale's receipts for the foot ball sea
son, it Is announced, will total altout
The Iwttleship Missouri will
launched at Xewport Xevrs Dec. 2-S
Frank A. Munsey. the publisher, has
purchased a controlling Interest In the
Xew York Daily Xews.
The Illinois fund for the McKInley
memorial now amounts to $t:.:(4.1'J.
Chicago ice men will test the new
isconsin law, which levies a tax of
in cents a ton on all ice cut there to
lie shipped out of the state.
William Hick, a barler at Norwood,
.. killed hlmrelf to prove his cour
age. Mrs. Devore. a missionary from
Utah, says that a price has leen put
on her life 1y the Mormons.
Kofcert Wllkins. an Ohio farmer,
while Insanely drunk from hard elder,
was killed by a relative to prevent Wll
kins from committing .-wholesale mur
der of his family.
William Dohmaii. of Chicago, killed
himself lecause he was tumble to sup
port his wife and infant daughter.
Free dinners -to the poor have been
denounced bj Influential gatherings of
educationists la London.
Cairo. Egypt, tailors are ou a strike,
for feigner wage. -
ARE BACK IN CAMP
Strikers in Kentucky Cook
More Trouble for the
RETUEN OF PROPERTY DEMANDED,
N. XV. President Making the De
mand, Which Is ejected Trial
of Prisoners Postponed.
Madisouville, Ky.. Xov. 27. The
camp of the striking union miners nt
Xertonvllle Is again a reality, and the
most authentic rexrts from there are
that there are aliout fifty armed men
In camp, and from their appearauce
and manners It would seem that they
have come to stay and resist any ut
tempt on the part'of the authorities to
again remove theiu. lu a conversation
with Thomas Iiooney, a member of
the official board of the United. Mine
Workers, It was learned that the new
camp was established Monday with
fifty charter members and one large
lent. Itooiii-y also said that before last
night there would be more than -')
nieii in camp, witli ten or more tents.
He said the correspondents had better
give the camp a wide berth.
In Defiance of the Court' Ortlrr.
There Is now no doubt ihat the
There's' a big ht gobbler. I
SGithehm' me. Satan f
jn he look so ictngti
Fofi I?wants foWecp mahsell fromjuu
Butde Turkey's Jattan I is thin,.
An' Izelraid de tempter's -unLwS
Git behln nfeSatan iffiffe '"Si
big Jai gobbkrrSiicean' sweet y 'fAv
. , VAtS - T'' 'When yd'iknc
In' me. Satanfc i
An' I can't control mah -waywa'd'teef
An' by force dey takes me
To dat mean ole whftejha
tut I doan UkeJiqwaapbiiiMog oa
Gft behin' me, Satan 1
t:nion men ivin imkc an enort To re
tain the "Home of the Strikers' on the
same old site, a quarter of a mile
south of Nortonville. notwithstanding
the mandatory orders of County .ludge
Hall to the contrary. It the general
opinion that before the camiers can
again be dispersed tin the event the
county officials renialu tirni in their de
tirmination to exterminate and dis
band the "unlawful assembly of intiin
idators") more troops than are now on
the ground at the command of the of
ricials will be necessary to enforce the
mandate of the court.
Strike Offlrlali Call on tlie .Inilse.
President -lames I. Wood and Vice
President Kit P.arnaby. Hoard Mem
ber Head and Attorneys Everett Jen
nings and .lerold Johnson called on
Judge Hall yesterday for the pur-Mise
of making a ferinal demand of the
judge to return the tents and other
camp paraphernalia belonging to the
I'nltcd Mine Workers that were taken
by the sheriff last Sunday, when the
ni mpers were arrested and lodged-in
Jail. Entering the office the compli
ments of the day were exchanged: then
refusing an Invitation from Judge Hall
to be seated, and after a moment's
hesitation. President 'Wood said:
"Judge Hall. I understand that you
have in your possession, some of the
property belongine to the I'nited Mine
Workers of America':'
Judie Hall Yes. sir.
President Wood I have come to
nk that yon return at once all of the
property belonging to the T"nitd Mine
Workers of America in your Msses
aion to the place from which It was
Judge Hall declined to grant the re
quest of Wood. This action on the
part of the nnion officials is the forma',
totlflcation that an attachment will lxs
issued against County Judge Hall for
tb recovery of tlie.unJoaj:ood.5.
LAWRIE HARKS' FATE
American Bookmaker I nder Sus
picion Jumps Into Itritish
London. Nov. 27. Laurie Marks,
well known in London sporting cir
cles us an American bookmaker,
jumped overboard from a channel
steamer today and was drowned. It
is said 'detectives wanted to inter
view Marks today in connection with
Liverpool bank frauds.
THE McKINLEY ESTATE
Value of Property Lett by the Late
President to His
Canton. ().. Xov. 27. The apprais
ers have tiled their report of the n-
praisment of the estate of the late
President McKinley, showing person
al goods and chattels to the value of
$,(i.1.1: securities, bank deposits, and
life insurance, $i:t3.105; money. $121).
The total personal estate is $i:M,S0O,
of which $ti0.1.12 was life insurance.
The real estate was not appraised, as
under the will it g'es to Mrs. McKin
ley for life and at ber death to Mr.
6 ' rlll'm.
iThaiilisgiving I Pocmyi 1
hen' a ' big fat
1 1 1
a bird dat's simply ' c
An' it's hard li
,Foh' yoj wants
WfSrA'n'ijbe shu an'
.ry " i iv
Satan, git behtn me!
Foh dis chile am short, an' roost am high,
An' I'll need dat fat bird by an' by.
So boost me hard 'fore de turk done fly
Push behin' me. Satan!
EARLE HOOKER EATON.
I .p lilit. l'rnl, .v Kat ie llookrr Katon.
McKinley's family. It is believed to
be worth from ."fOO.oon to $7.1,0oo. The
appraisers have fixed the annual aj
lowai.ee to Mrs. McKinlev nt $S,Ot)0.
HONORS OF CHURCH
Paid to the Late (ieruian Ambassa-
dor von Iblenbiirg in
London, Nov. 27. I'cqiiiem service
for the repose of the soul of Count
You Ihit.feldt Wil'leiiburg, late (Jer
inau ambassador to the court of St.
James, was celebrated at the I toman
Catholic church here today attended
by most of the diplomatic corps and
high court and foreign officials.
A FREE NATION
David. ir Medicine Iydgc, Itclieved
From Itcponsihility Tor
Medicine Lotlje. Kan.. Nov. 27.
David Nation was today granted a
divorce from his wife. Mrs. Carrie
Nntiou,. the "joint smasher."
: The court exonejxitcd Mrs. Nation
from the charge of cruelty to her
husband, and divided the property.
The divorce was granted on the
grounds 0f gross neglect of duty.
Death Roll prom Boiler Explosion
Now Reaches Twenty
eigrht. AN EQUAL NUMBER OF INJURED
Penberty Injector Company's Build
ing ii Mass of
Detroit. Xov. 27. The total number
on the death roll from the Penberthy
Injeetor company's boiler explosion
disaster now reaches 2S, five of whom
are burned past identification. Twen
ty-four are in hospitals, more or less
Detroit. Xov. 27. When the day
broke today a great force of men was
still delving in Jhe ruins of the l'en-
berthy Injector company's plant
which was wrecked yesterday by a
boiler explosion causing the loss of
2S lives. Laborers have searched
through tfte greater portion of the
debris this mornin?.
Two of the injured. Ignatius Hrook
and YYi Ilia m Eggers, a boy, died mak
ing the total number of deaths 2.
gobbler s-roasted 'rtght-.
'o tread de narrcr
i n-t f f"Sa
r mm J
uf o' si&ht:t
nows ir s ncan a iuhihspi mix aay.
to go an
gobbler on de roost
give dis chile a boost
Officers of the company after care
ful search announced this morning
that Is men were still unaccounted
for. Two unidentified bodies at the
morgue account for two of the miss
ing. It is confidently believed that the
majority of the itliers will 1m- located
during the day. At the hospitals it
is reported that the injured are mak
ing excellent progress.
KoliowiMg ;;re the dead: H. Hryant.
monitor "tand: A. E. Hoofmrin. Joseph
Citfoy. A. E. Miller. Eugene Bertram.
Edward. Burt sch. Charles Marvin ana
Stephen Crii all lathe hands: Pat
rick Ma Hoy. carpenter: J. I'rye, tester;
ten unidentified bodies.
I. lot ol Those Injioeil It.tdty.
The badly injured, at hospital. are
as . follows: S::t:iuel kJilcy. engineer,
condition rriiical; unknown "hoy. about
l.- years old. dying: A. T. Cidday.
burns: John Hoflein. badly burned:
John Klinowicx. very badly burned,
will probably die: Herman Uoldner and
Peter Doll, badly burned: Tony Walk
er, foreman of the molding department.
ni-e broken and badly burned; John
Yogt. bruised and suffering from
shock: James Xall. back Injured: John
Schaible. badly burned: Julius I.ielie
ten. arm broken: Edward Liel-eten.
lsy, burns: tleerge Kelsey. head badly
cut: Bert Martin. leg broken; Mike De
ranger, burned about head; William
Ager. boy. lad burns and seriousl
brnised. In adiliti'iji to these a cupi
lier of the employes who sntTercd i-ofu-partively
sliglit injurii-s. aride from the
hock, wire taken directly to their
The Mining XuniVr Twenty-Fire,
Twenty-five nicn and boys have not
as yet teea lojaAcd. either at. th.cir
WAITE FALLS DEAD
Former Colorado Executive Expires
AVhile Peeling Ap
ples. Aspen. Col.. Xov. 27. Former (!ov
ernor Davis II. Waite fell dead here
this morning while peeling apples.
It is believed the cause of death was
heart trouble. .
MAKE SOME CATCHES
Kitchener Reports a Few British
Successes in South
London. Xov. 27
. Kitchener today
Knox captured 3G
command, who es
recent. fight. The
reports that Gen.
members of Buys
caped after the
bert, who was wounded, and Field
Cornets Wolmarans and Diedviks.
nomes or at tne"no.pitais. ine ten
unidentified bodies account for ten of
these, and the officers of the company
say they feel positive that the major
portion of the remaining fifteen are at
tliPlr homes. A great force of men is
sean hing the ruins, and the work will
not be stopped -until every foot of the
nYhris has been examined.
.11 ST ONE KOITLKK I.KT GO
But Its Kxploxion Brought Ilonrn a Large
The Peuberthy Injector company's
plant occupied half a square at the cor
ner of Abbott street and Brooklyn ave
nue. It was composed of two brlclT:
buildings, separated by a sixteen-foot
alley. The rear building, in which the
loiIer was located and which was com
pletely destroyed, was three stories in
height, fifty-four feet in depth and lnfl
feet wide. The boiler room was lo
cated at the northeast corner of the
building on the lirst floor, and a single
boiler exploding did nil the damage.
It is Impossible to tell exactly how
many men were at work in the va
rious departments of this rear build
ing when the explosion occurred, but
the officers Insist that the number was
not over eighty-five.
When the awful crash came iie
floors and roof of the rear building
bulged upward and then came down
with their heavy loaJs of machinery
and foundry apparatus. Walls. riof
nnd all dropped into a shapeless mass
of debris. Windows in houses for a
block around were broken by the win.
cussion. and flying bricks tilled the
ltt-urlihoring yards. A dense cloud or
dust arose, and as it settled and was
succeeded bv denser clouds of smoke
and steam agonized cries began to
come from the heap of tangled wood,
metal and bricks. Those who were
only partly buried frantically dug
themselves out. and then as energetic
ally turned to digging for their com
rades who were buried deeper.
Flames broke out almost immediate
ly, and the horror of fire was added 1o
the sufferings of ihe imprisoned ones.
A tire alarm was turned in and quick
ly responded to. Calls were sent out
for all the ambulauces in the city, and
they were hurried to the scene. Pend
ing their arrival neighboring houses
were turned into temporary hospitals,
and those physicians who were in the
vicinity eased the suffering ones as
much as they were able. The first
ambulances on the scene were totally
Inadequate to carry those who had al
ready been extricated, and express
wagons and similar vehicles were
pressed into service.
MKX r,rHKIl TO THE SCKNE
Quick AVork Done io the I!esi-ue of the
As soon as the gravity of the acci
dent was realized calls for additional
firemen were sent in. and the appa
ratus came flying to the scene -from all
parts of the city. While some of the
liremen directed their efforts at the
tire, which was burnig fiercely in the
center of the wreck, the greater num
ber of them seized axes ami crowbars
and began prying out the victims- who
could lie seen or whose faint cries were
audible. The department of publie
works was notified of the horror and
immediately sent all its available men
aud hoises to the scene.
In a comparatively short time all the
lanorers who could wors to advantage
were feverishly throwing and pulling
the dcluds out into Brooklyn avenue,
where it wiis loaded iuto wagons and
carried off. The floors and roof had
fallen at an angle and fotf cd a sort of
huge cover, under which the tire
burned fiercely. Xot until the firemen
had chopjKil through this did their
streams begin to have an appreciable
effect on the flames. The sufferings
cf those who were buried beneath were
later mutely testified to by their
charred and hlackeued bodies.
Engineer Kiley was among the first
to le dug out from the wreck. His es
cape was little idiort of miraculous.
IV hen the boiler let go he was knocked
to the floor and a small testing boilrr
was blown over his prostrate form in
Mich a way that one end rested on
some debris high alwve him. thereby
farming a shield that kept the falling
timliers. bricks and machinery from
erushhig him. The escaping steam,
however, burned him frightfully. Aft
er his arrival at 'race Hospital Riley's
first words were: "How did it hap
pen; The engine and boilers were all
tJradually the rescuers worked their
way downward through the pile. By
this time there were no cries or groans
to aid them, for the flames had de
stroyed those unfortunates who were'
rot killed by the explosion or the fall.
But th work of rescue continued with
unabated haste until, it Is thought, all
the IkhHcs have been recovered, though
there may be a few more.
The other building of the plant whs
very slightly Injured, and no one there,
in was hurt. The property loss is
aVout lSO.jti with, stq.wj Insurance.
Restraining Order On
RAILROADS IN FIGHT
Bitter Strife Between
Omaha. Xov. 27. Judge Dickinson
in the district court today dissolved
the injunction secured by the Ilurl-
ington road against the city council
restraining it from passing an ordi
nance vacating Light h street for use
of the Chicago & Northwestern road.
The hitler road at once began con
demnation proceedings and the coun
cil met in extraordinary session to
act on the matter. The fight has
been a bitter one between the" two
HAS MISSING BROTHER
Thinks He May Have Been the Man
Mixed Up With ltath
bun. Jefferson ville. lnl.. Nov. 27. Julius
Goodman, of H' East One hundred
and Twentieth street. New York, has
written to the officials in Jeffersonville
s:ati:ig that possibly Charles (iooilman.
whom Xevvell C. I'alhbun is now lu
jail here o:i the charge of murdering,
was his brother.
lie s.-.ys his brother left Xew York
for the west several years ago. aud has
never been heard from. The age or
the missing brother is given as 2-t
years. Tills ccrresponds to the age of
the dead man. Coroner Coots will ex
amine the corpse to see whether it fits
the sliglit description given by Julius
tlooilmau in his letter. .
pillorY not in use
Denial ofa Story Told of the Illinois
tory. Chi-ago. Xov. 27. M. M. Mallary.
general superintendent of the Illinois
state reformatory at Po::tiac answer
ing the criticism relating to the meth
ods of discipline in use at the institu
tion, which criticism was made iti
Judge Tuthills court by Charles Mil
ler, a former inmate, says: "I wish
emphatically to deny the charge that
the pillory or any form of such punish
ment is used or has been used sinci
my appointment to the position of im
pi rintendent of this institution, July 1.
"I knew nothing alwuit the method
of discipline used by the former super
intendent and could neither deny nor
affirm the charge made by Miller. I
wish to be distinctly understood, and
am willing to make affidavit to the
same, t'.iat no corporal punishment is
used in this institution. The Institu
tion is open to visitors each day and
we have nothing to conceal. We ask
the public thoroughly to investigate
CAUCUS TIME NEAR
Democrats anil Republicans
Washington to Coinvcll
Washington. Xov. 'J7. The I'cpubil
can members of the house of represen
tatives will meet in caucus Saturday
at 2 p. m., for the purrmse of nominat
ing house officers. There Is no contest,
and Speaker Henderson and the other
elective officers will be re-elected. It"
is expected that there will be quite a
sharp contest over re-ndepting Ihe
Heed rules. All the afternoon and
evening, if necessary, will le given U
discussing the subject.
The Democratic caucus will be held
at 11 a. m. Saturday to nominate mi
nority candidates, and also to name the
few employes conceded to the minor
ity in the house.
DIRECTUM SOLD FOR $12,100
TO MINNEAPOLIS ASSOCIATION
Xew York. Xov. 27. Directum was
sold today to the International Stock
Kami at Minneapolis, Minn., for $12,
loo. lloarmitn Arraigned.
New York, Xov. 27. Carl H. Hoff
man, who is employed as stenogra
pher b.v the'lsthmian canal eommis-'
sion at Washington, was arraigned
before United States Commissioner
Shields today charged with having on
Xov. 19 stole a copy of the final re
port of the commission to President