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VOL. LI.. NO. 1G1. AXXIVERSAItV EDITIOX EOCK ISLAND, ILL., SATURDAY, APRIL 2(J, 1A02. SIXTY PAGES WITH COYER TRICE FIVE CENTS
The Admission of the
CRUELTY TO FILIPINOS
Accused Officer Has a
Good Military Record,
Manila, April 2C. The admission
by Col. Charles A. Woodruff, counsel
for lien. Jacob Smith, of the charge
preferred against the general of ex
treme cruelty toward the Filipinos in
the practice of the "water ure,M and
orders to kill all Suniar boys over 10
j-7 j"y V.-
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GENERAL JACOB HAED SMITH. ' .
j-ears and to pillage and burn towns
an J make Samar a howling' wilder
ness, will doubtless create a profound
Kcusation in the United State. The
court-martial is, as told in yester
day's dispatches, in charge of Gen.
Has Had iool Keeord.
General Jacob" II. Smith," command
ing the American forces in Samar, who
has been charged by Major Waller with
ordering the cruel treatment of the na
tives of that province for which that
officer Is now being tried, has had a
long and honorable service in the army
of the United States.
General Smith has fought with dis
tinction in three wars besides upending
over thirty years fighting Indians on
the border, lie began his military ca
reer as a lieutenant In the Second Ken
tucky infantry during the civil war.
He participated In many battles of that
bloody contest' and was severely
wounded at Shilob. At the close of hos
'tilities he was given a commission In
the regular army and for the next thir
ty years paw much service on the
plains fighting Indians.
General Smith served with 6ucb dis
tinction at San Juan Hill and other en
gagements around Santiago that he
K ajob trnxETOS w. t..wat.i.er.
was promoted from the rank of major
to that of lieutenant colonel. He was
severely wounded while In the trenches
and for seven days lay in the mud and
water, refusing to go to the rear, saving
his jwound was trifling.
DENIES THE REPORT
Of the Merging of Some of the At
Liverpool, April 26. J. Bruce
Ismay, chairman of -the White Star
line, in an interview this aftenifMin
jmsitively denied the report that the
White Star line was sold, and also de
nied that the American shipping syndic-ate
held any shares whatever in
That Man Morgan and His Mer
ger Is What Is Worry
MERCANTILE FLEET 13 IN DANGER
They Think, Though the Son of the
Blorganlzer Says They Aro
- London. April 20. Further ques
tions in the house of commons yester
day on the subject of the shipping
combine elicited information showing
that the government was taking steps
to cope with the situation, which evi
dently was officially considered detri
mental toMJreat Britain. The presl
dent of the board of trade, Gerald Hal
four, said the board of trade had no
official information about the combine,
but plenty of unofficial intelligence
had reached the loard. No informa
tion regarding the arrangements made
by the American syndicate to control
the Atlantic traffic, including passen
ger. freight and other charges and
the movements of the vessel, largely
belonging to British companies, had
been submitted to the board before the
arrangements were made.
Controls Twenty-Eight Britlnh Steamers.
As to steps to secure the commer
cial and political interests of the
United Kingdom and to prevent for
eign Interference with British shipping
conflicting with engagements made
with the admiralty, the matter had oc
cupied and is occupying the govern
ment's attention. The secretary of the
admiralty, Arnold-Foster, replying to
Henry Norman, said the attention of
the admiralty had been called to the
formation of the Atlantic shipping
combination, or trust, with a capital
mostly held in the United States, and
with registered offices in America.
The secretary was informed that
twenty-eight British trans-Atlantic
steamships were controlled by this
combination, among them being three
subsidized steamers and five others
which were held at the admiralty's
disposal without subsidy.
Two Noted Transfers Recalled.
In shipping circles much Is made of
the fact that the Inman line steamers
City of Paris (now the American line
steamer Philadelphia) and the City of
New iork (now the American line
steamer New York; after receiving
20,0!IO (S134.05O) in subsidies, were
transferred to the American flag, and
it is contended that there is nothing
to prevent a repetition of such action.
The . Westminster Gazette, however,
solaces Itself with the thought that
If the law bv which only American-
built ships are entitled to- fly the
American f?:tg is repealed, the British,
as shipbuilders, stand to gain what
they will lose as ship owners.
AGITATION IS ALL BASELESS
Morgan, Jr., Says the Row Is All
J. Fierpont Morgan. Jr.. said to a
representative of the Associated Press:
''There has not been a development in
the shipping trust since the announce
ment April It). All this agitation in
England Is baseless. We caunot trans
fer ships from the British to the Amer
ica n flag, and what is more, we have
not contemplated it. Some of the se
rious papers here are certainly making
a -great fuss, but it all appears to us
to be very sensational journalism. We
know of no opposition to the combine,
and neither know nor particularly care
at the present moment What the Cu
nard's and other outsiders' plans may
The following is probably what
young Morgan considers sen
sational journalism: "The Dally Mail
says it understands that there are se
cret clauses in rtie shipping combine's
agreement which will not be published
until the realization of the scheme Is
effected. It adds that the American
promoters intend to submit to congress
a new shipping bill permitting vessels
built abroad and owned in the United
States to 1h brought under the Ameri
can flag. The trust will take over the
entire British companies, nearly nl the
capital being held in the United States.
The French and German lines remain
ing financially Independent will ac
quiesce In the proposals or face a tar
The excitement caused by Morgan's
alleged raids upon British commerce
is steadily rising, and is stimulated by
the sensational and alarmist articles
In the half penny press. Among the
most abusive names for him Is "Pirate
KIdd scuttling the British fleet," and
among the most grotesque vagaries Is
the theory that when he succeeds in
obtaining a complete mastery over the
trans-Atlantic shipping he will work
ud a corner in food supplies of all
kinds and starve out England.
St. James Fortesque-Flannery, M. P.",
an associate of Lloyd's and an ex
president of the Institution of Marine
Engineers, takes a serious view of the
situation. In the course of an inter
view he sajjs the present movement is
Dart of a well-defined scheme in Amer
ican mercantile and naval circles, ihe
ultimate object of which Is to foster
American shin-building. He wees In
the new shipbuilding yards important
factors In the fast-maturing project for
enlarging the American navy, which,
he consider-s. must Inevitably be ex
tended in proportion to the present
enormous enlargement of the Ameri
can mercantile marine.
Iowa Is Thoroughly Wetted.
Des Moines. Ia., April 20. Iowa re
ceived a drenching rain early jester
day, the downpour beginning at 1
and continuing until 4 a. m. After a
two-hour rest a steady rain set In.
with the prospect of lasting all day.
iCeports received from northwestern
Iowa say that the fall there was even
heavier than In the central part of
the state. The soil will Ikj placed in
tirrt-class condition for the comple
?iV. ot .the. spring work.
STAETED ; BY A LAND QUAEEEL
Adjoining Counties Facing Each
Other AVith Fierce
ness. Atwood, Kas., April 20. Banehinen
and settlers are arming themselves
as the result of a quarrel over land
in Kawlins and adjoining counties.
Mar Call State Troop.
It is feared it may be necessary to
call on the state troops to prevent
Washington, April 20. The presi
dent reapiwnnted George Metzger
postmaster at Davenport, Iowa.
ON THE WARPATH
Baldwin. Kas., April 20. Forty stu
dents of Baker university here were
suspended for breaking into the gym
nasium Thursday during a basketball
game between wu ladies teams of
CONGRESSMAN CHAMP CLARK
Mexico, Mo., April 20. Congress
man Champ Clark was today renom-
nated bv- the democratic convention
of the Ninth district without oppo
FACTS ABOUT THE JUBILEE ARGUS
It is tlio largest edition
port or Moliiie, or in fact, in
It contains eilit parts
It is ornamented with
of in detail.
It contains over 200 portraits of individuals identified with the locality, past
It contains the most authentic history of the city and
many incidents are related
It is printed on what is
ceptional work to bring out
show The Argus facilities fordoing modern newspaper
The edition embraces 10,000 copies. X
' The. edition, if spread out in a straight path, would
The edition consbimed
consecutive hours of press-work on a perfecting press
3,500 eight-page sections per hour. -
Nearly three tons of type
the edition was printed.
It requires sixty-five boys to deliver the regular
Rock Island alone this evening. .
Three hundred copies of
different cities throughout
One hundred and fifty copies will go to the financiers of Europe. .
One hundred and twelve copies will go to advertising and publicity agencies
throughout the world.
For the Fiftieth Anniversary Number.
MY FRIEND OF THE HUNDRED
R-icli in the hosts who love thine ancient name,
O'er thee hath passed full fift3T years of fame;
Comrade and friend, as thou hast proved to lie,
Know, then, I breathe this little sons for thee.
In the years to come, whatsoe'er they brin,
Still be the burden of the lay I sin:
Loiik life to ARGUS, with the hundred eyes,
And may thy praises from the people rise! -Ne'er
hast thou faltered when the way was l.oiifr,
Dauntless thy will as thy spirit is strong.
Apre hath its triumphs at two-score and ten,
R-ound thee are gathered thine own merry men,
Greater than Avar is the miht of the pen!
Useless my song on this bright Jubilee,
Save that it springs from my heart unto thee.
" ROBERT REXDALE.
THE MEAT TRUST
Representative of Attorney Gen
eral Reaches Chi
IS TO AUTHOEIZE PE0CEEDINGS
Which Are Placed in the Hands of
the District Attorney
Chicago. April 20. Wildam A. Day,
assistant to Attorney General Knox,
arrived in Chicago today to confer
with District Attorney Bethea rela
tive to taking action, against the so
called beef trust. Day said he did
not bring with hint the application
which the attorney general had or
dered tiled against Ihe Chicago pack
ing firms and that no bills would be
filed by him today.
I Left With Bethea.
The matter of investigation was
placed entirely in the " hands of
Celebrated With Fitting Ceremonies
at Ilia Old Galena
Galena, 111., April 20. The Soth an
niversary of the birthday of Gen. U.
S. Grant was celebrated in this city
today under the auspices of the
Grant Birthday Association of Gal
ena. The speaker was Hon. William
.1. Calhoun, of Chicago. Special
trains run froin various points
brought in thousands of visitors.
of a newspaper ever published iii Rock Island, Uaveu-
this section of tlie country.
00 pages in all including the colored cover.
overMOO engravings illustrating various subjects treated
therein that have never before been published.
commonly trailed news print
illustrations on paper of
over i;vc tons of paper and
metal were used in making
' - . . -"
the edition will go to the
the United States.
DAMAGE OF STORM
Tornado Strikes City of Joplin
TWO KILLED AND OTHERS INJURED
Property Destruction Will
.lopliu. Mo.. April 20. A tornado
struck this city ,t 4:4. p. m. vester-
day. Meager reports from Galeno,
Kan., and Webb City and Carterville,
Mo., indicate great damage. The dam
age in this city is estimated at $50.
IHM). Houses were blown away and
the city strewn with the .wreckage of
Dead and Injured.
Two dead and five fatally injured
have been rioited as one result of
the tornado here. The dead are Es
ther Hunter and Martha Cape (col
ored), the latter dying from fright.
Those fatally injured are Bidwell
Hunter. Mrs. Anifti Hunter. Mrs. Ma
rian Hicks, a boy named Krugar at
Villa Heights (three miles west of
Joplin), and 1. B. Kelloy, at Googoo
mines (three miles west).
The number of buildings destroyed
Is estimated at fifty, and the property
loss at $2tM.oo0.
' Street Car Mrlke at Lima. O.
Lima. O.. April . The street rail
way eoDiiwuy lmade an Ineffectual
effort to run cars and break the strike
of yesterday. Motormen. who were
discharged for drunkenness, were
coaxed to take cars out, but were im
mediately driven off. W. I. Green, a
former conductor, was knocked from
his car and kicked and beaten in a
brutal manner. Green swore out war
rants for the arerst of several strikers.
o tars urc ruauins.
county ever printed, and
paper, it being considered ex
this kind and it is done to
reach a distance of over
required about twenty-four
running at reduced speed
up the forms from which
edition to Argus readers in
public libraries of as' many
Seem To Be Giving: the Finns a
Row to Hoe That Is Very
FINNS DECLINE TO DO THE WOEK
Government Seeking a Chance to Ie
clare Martial Iiaw Cruelties
of the Cossacks,
!r. retersuurg, April (: A repre
sentative of the Associated Press who
has just returned from; Helsingfors.
I' inland. Interviewed the patriotic
leaders and others there, who de
clared the government was distorting
every report of the disorders in Fin
land with the view in the near future
o? proclaiming martial law. This opin
ion is apparently borne out bv an im
perial rescript signed on Sunday last
in wim-n tlie period for recruiting is
extended and the Fins are warued
against failure to obey military reg
niations. which still "convince us that
tne administrative method which be
came cstomary In the course of the
last century does not guarantee calm
p"rosress of public affairs and subodi-
natiou to the authorities."
KtiKsla I'nr on Heavy Fines.
mo recruiting law is the origin of
the present trouble. The communes
refused to co-operate by failing to se
lect representatives for the recruiting
boards, whereupon the government
arbitrarily imposed heavr tines on
the communes. Tanunerfors was lined
".! U lO II.. i.: r .......
marks; and six others from li.iHtO to
2-J,500 marks. Then Dr. Salzmann.
chairman of the state medical board,
and many members resigned rather
than assist in what they declared was
illegal recruiting. The reports show
the unvarying failure of the recruits
to take the oath and the attitude of
the populace of Wiulwrg resulted in
riots and collisions similar to those
which occurred at Helsingfors.
Recruits Fall to Come Forward.
Out of ir0 recruits enrolled only ;i2
epieared, and they were all rejected
for physical defects, in many of the
communes nobody appeared, and at
Karleby only one man. a cripple, pre
sented himself. Such is the practical
working of the law which General
Bobrikoff, the governor, declared the
people welcomed with enthusiasm.
The official report of the Helsingfors
riots minimized the injuries sustained
by the citizens and exaggerated the
casualties of the troops. Eye witnesses
characterize the action of the Cossacks
as being worse than their conduct at
the time of the St. Petersburg riots in
Cossaekn Given Free Keln.
The authorities appoareutlv gave
the Cossacks free rein. They invaded
private houses in many cases far
from the scene f the disturbances.
beating and slashing indiscriminately:
They rode through the porticos of the
great Protestant church, forced a phy
sician to jump out of a window of his
home, beat children and cripples, aiid
nearly killed, a cabman who was a
mile from the scene of the riot. !
UPID THE TEACHER
Of an American Girl Who Went to
Philippines to Train
Ypsilauti, Mich., April 20. News
has been received of the marriage of
Miss I.orena Oldiield. a former nor
mal co-ed, to G. W. Salmon, a wealthy
American of Iloilo. Paney island, of
the Philippines. Miss Old field was
graduated with honors from the nor
mal last June, and in' October sailed
for the Philippines on a contract to
ngnsre in teaching for three years.
At Iloilo, a city of M.(KX, to which
he was assigned, she met Salmon, a
New Jersey- man. who has made his
ortune in the islands, and late in
Yhruary they were married.
The bride writes to her girl friends
t the normal that she is the mistress
of a beautiful home, with native ser
vants to do her slightest bidding. She
will retain her school position until
une. in the meantime being taken to
ml from the school building in -a
handsome carriage driven by liveried
BOY'S PRANK FATAL
Tampering With an Klectric Light
Wire Results in
Kansas City, April 2V. Francis. M.
larrison, aged T2 years, an attorney
at law, was killed by a current of elec
tricity while trying to remove a wire
which some boys wrapped aronnd a
tree in his front yard after having con
nected the wire with an electric light
The loys adjusted the wire in the
day time, before the electric current
was turned on, hoping to see electric
flashes from the wet leaves of the tree
at night. After cutting the wire, Har
rison attempted to pull it loose from
the tree, and received the full current
from the electric light cable.
Burglar t iro a Knililinff.
St. Paul, April 2. Burglars broke
into the wood aud feed store of Brand
& Wuben. Western and Michigan
streets, cracked the safe, stole checks
and valuablea snd then set fire to the
building, which was-totally consumed,
causing a loss of $700 and almost ef
facing the evidence 'of the burglary.
The burglars also battered down a
side door of the grocery-", untl butcher
shop of Joseph Bybak, 3X1 Michigan
street, and ransacked all the cash
(irawtsctf. ... . . .
Does Senator Carmack
in the Present Phil
OF PARTY IN POWER
Severe Arraignment of
Gen. Funston Who
Has Been Talking.
Washington, April 20. Carmack of
Tenuessee occupied half the senate's
time yesterday with an attack on tho
Philippines -overument bill, and then
didn't get through. He attracted a
large audience and there were no calls
for a quorum while he was speaking.
His speech was a 'Toast" for the pres
ent Philippine policy and those who
approve It. He said it was not a ques
tion onlj' of framing just laws for the
Filipinos, but a question of right to
make any laws whatever for that peo
ple. "The claim of the Republicans,'
said he, "Is that they had burned
enough towns, wasted enough country
and killed enough jeople to make good
their right. The laud is ours because
we have strewn it with the ashes of
ts homes and drenched it with the
blood of its people.
Calls it a Fantastic Dream.
"The idea , that you can transform
the character of a race by teaching
the people to read. said he. "is the
wildest, craziest and most fantastic
dream that ever flitted through a lu
natic's mind." He quoted utterances
from Koosevelt charging that "trea
sonable" utterances had incited the
Filipinos to insurrection, aud said that
we must not judge the president In
his moments of oratorical ferocity or
when the frenzy of battle was in his
blood. The president was not vindic
tive, but simply "strenuous," and re
sembled in his habits of speech a
certain Tennesseejiu's horse, of which
it was saiil that running away ,was his
Tli in Xs a Whack at Fnnalon.
Some of our military heros had been
guiltv of a like offense. He referred
to a recent speech of Genera! Funston,
whom he described as the "jayhawker
brigadier from the wind-swept plains,
the mightiest Samson that ever. wield
ed the jawbone of an ass as a weapon
of war." Carina ek . said death had
cheated Funston of some illustrious
victims like ex-Senator Sherman and
ex-President Harrison, but there were
still enough to keep him busy.
Also One at HeTrridge.
Carmack Said that Funston's
speeches had done more against peace
in the islands than those of any anti
Imperialist, and added that he had it
on the very highest authority that u
speech made by the senator from In
diana (Beveridge) had been circulated
broadcast throughout the country,
with an exceedingly pernicious effect
upon the natives.
BILL FOR Fl'BLIC KriLDINGS
Contains 173 Authorization Aggregating
the Sum of $15,SOO,OOU.
Washington. April 20. Representa
tive Mercer, of Nebraska; will intro
duce in the house today the omnibus
public building bill agreed on by his
committee, and on next Monday a ie
cial rule will be presented to the house
for consideration of the bill on Tues
day. The bill will carry authoriza
tions for public buildings in every
state in the Union except Deleware
and Idaho. In all there are 173 au
thorizations in the bill, aggregating
In the following cities the limit of
cost of the public buildings is in
creased: Ottumwa, Ia, $b".r.!N to $52.
WH, aud additional land, $0,500; Burl
ington. Ia., $120.2l:J to $140,213; Lin
coln. Neb., $227,301 to $527,301: Eau
Claire. Wis.. $110.om to S140.0O0;
Springfield. Ills.. $.tSl.S04 to $4S1,S04:
Oskoloosa. Ia., $00.(m) to $7o.ooo: Me
nominee. Mich., $50,(0O to $51,500.
The following appropriations are
made for buildings; on ground now
owned by the government in the fol
lowing cities, within the limit of cost
stated: Hastings. Neb., $125,000; Nor
folk, Neb.. $100,000. Appropriations
are made on condition that sites "are
sold to the United States at a nominal
cost, as follows: Centerville, Ia., $35,
000; Grand Haven, Mich., $50,000;
Adrian. Mich., $40,O0; Mukegon,
Mich., $70,000; Atlantic, Ia., $30,000;
Owosso, Mich., $35,000.
The following appropriations are
made for buildings and sites: Illinois
Jacksonville. $00,000: Ottawa. $50.
000; Pekln. $70.oo0; Decatur, $80,000;
Evanston, $50,000; Kankakee, $70,000.
Indiana Elkhart, $75,0O0; Ixigans
port, $75,000: Muncie. $75,000: Kich
mond. $75.oOO; Yincennes. $75,000;
Crawfordsville, $50,000; Hammond,
$125,000. Iowa Marshalltown, $85,-
000; Waterloo, $150,000: Boone. $100,
000: Iowa City, $00,000. Michigan
Battle Creek, $80,000; Flint, $00,000.
Wisconsin Superior, $175,000; Bara
1ko, $35,000: Wan sau. $5o,(K0; Green
Bay, $140,000; Fond du Bae, $00.0Oi.
Appropriations were made for sites
as follows: Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.,
$6,000: Sterling. Ills, $5,000. Provision
Is made for reports as to the capacity
of the public buildings at the following
cities, with a view to providing new
quarters: Grand Bapids, Mich.; Kala
mazoo, MJch.; South Bend, Ind.