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VOL. IA. XO. 101. ANXIVJSKSAKV EDITIOX KOCK ISLAND, ILL., SATURDAY, APRIL 2(, M()2. SIXTY PAGES AVITII COVER PRICE FIVE CEXTS
The Admission of the
CRUELTY TO FILIPINOS
Accused Officer Has a
Good Military Record,
Manila. April 110. The admission
by Col. diaries A. Woodruff, counsel
for (leu. Jacob Smith, of the charge
preferred against the general of ex
treme cruelty toward the Filipinos in
the practice of the "water ure," and
orders to kill all Sainar bovs over 10
OENEBAL, JACOlt IIAED SMITH. '
years ami to pillage and burn towns
an I make Sainar a howling wilder
ness, will doubtless create a profound
sensation in the I'nited States. The
c-otirt-ma rt ia I is. us told in yester
day's dispatches, in charge of lien.
Ilaa lll ocmI Krroril.
General Jacob' II. Smith." command
ing tin. American forces in Samar, who
lias been chirped by Major Waller with
ordering the cruel treatment of the na
tive: of that province for which that
officer is now being tried, has had a
long and honorable service in the army
of the United Slates.
General Smith lias fought with dis
tinction in three wars besides spending
over thirty years lighting Indians on
the lrder. 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 Sbiloh. At the Hose of hos
tilities he was given a commission in
the regular army and for the next thir
ty years saw much service on the
plains lighting Indians.
General Smith served with such dis
tinction at San Juan Hill and other en
gagements r round Santiago that he
VAJOB LITTLETO- VT. T..WAM.EH.
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, savin;?
his wound was trifling.
DENIES THE REPORT
Of the Merging of Some of the At
Liverpool. April 20. J. I'.ruce
Ismay, chairman of the White Star
line, in an interview this afternoon
jH'sitively denied the report that the
White Star line was Hold, and also de
nied that the American shipping syn
dicate held any shares whatever in
t , 1
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That Man Morgan and His Mer
ger Is What Is Worry
MERCANTILE FLEET IS IN DINGER
Tiny Think, Though the Son of the
M.organI-er Says They Are
London. April "!. Further ques
tions in the house of commons yi-ster
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 toGreat Britain. The presi
dent of the lioard of trade, Gerald .Bal
four, said the board of trade had no
official information about the combine.
but plenty of unofficial intelligence
had reached the ltoard. No informa
tion regarding the arrangements made
by the American syndicate to control
the Atlantic tratlic, including passen
ger, freight and other charges and
the movements of the vessels. largely
belonging to I'.ritish companies, had
bten submitted to the loard before the
arrangements were made.
Controls Twenty-Eight lirttl-h 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 hail 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 I'nited States, and
with registered oflices 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 live others
which were held at the admiralty's
disposal without subsidy.
Two Noted Transfers lier ailed.
In shipping circles much is made of
the fact that the Ionian line steamers
City of Paris (now the American line
steamer Philadelphia i and the City of
New York (now the American line
steamer New Yorki after receiving
l'!;.!i:i (-l.:i.!)."oi in subsidies, were
transferred to the American Hag. and
it is coutcndi-d that th-re is nothing
to prevent a repetition of such action.
The Westminster Gazette, however,
solace itself with, the thought that
If the law- by which n'y America n-
built ships are ciitiih-d to- fly the
American f'.-tg is repealed, the British,
as shipbuilders, stand to gain what
they will lose as ship owners.
AGITATION Is A LI. HASEI.ESS
Morfjnn, .Jr., Say the IConr Is All
M n-at tonal .louriialism.
J. Picrpont Morgtvii. Jr.. said to a
representative of the Associated Press:
"There has not been a development in
the shipping trust since the announce
ment April ll. All this agitation in
England is baseless. We cannot trans
fer ships from the I'ritish to the Amer
ican 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 nil 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
na rd's and other outsiders plans may
The following is probably what
young Morgan considers sen
sational journalism: 'The Daily Mail
says it understands that there are se
cret clauses in Hie shipping combine's
agreement which will not Ik published
until the realisation 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 I'nited
States to I brought under the Ameri
can flag. The trust will take over the
entire I'.ritish companies, nearly ajl 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 I'.ritish commerce
is steadily rising, and is stimulated by
the sensational ami alarmist articles
in the half-penny press. Among the
most abusive names for him is "Pirate
Kidd scuttling the i'.ritish 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 Kngland.
St. James Fortesque-Flanncry, M. P.,
an associate of Lloyd's anil an ex
president of the Institution of Marine
Kngineers, takes a serious view of the
situation. In the course of an inter
view he sas the present movement is
part of a well-defined scheme in Amer
ican mercantile and naval circles, he
ultimate object of which is to foster
American ship-building. He sees in
the new shi-hui!ding 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 Auicri
an mercantile marine.
Iowa Is Thoroughly Wetted,
Des Moines. Ia., April "(i. Iowa re
ceived a drenching rain early yester
day, the downpour beginning at J
end continuing until 4 a. in. After a
two-hour rest a steady rain set in,
with the prospect of lasting all day.
Iteitorts received from northwestern
Iowa say that the fall there was even
heavier than ?n the central part of
the state. Th soil will Ik placed in
first-class condition for the comple
in,. of the. spring. wort.
Annearances of Possibility of
- - f -
Bloodshed in Kan
STARTED BY A LAND QUAKEEL
Vdjoining Counties Facing Kach
Other AVItli Fierce
ness. Atwood. Kas.. April 'JC. Kanchineu
and settlers are arming t heliisclx es
as the result of a ipiarrel over land
in Kawlins and adjoining counties.
May Call State Troop.
It is feared it may be necessary to
call on the state troops to prevent
Washington. April "0. The presi
dent reappointed ticorge Metzger
postmaster at Davenport. Iowa.
ON THE WARPATH
I'.aldwin. Kas., April L'li. Forty stu
dents of l'.aker university here were
suspended for breaking into the gym
nasium Thursday during a basketball
game between two holies" teams of
t he. college.
CONGRESSMAN CHAMP CLARK
Mexico. Mo., April "0. Congress
man Champ Clark was today renom
inated by tin: democratic convention
of the .Ninth district without opposition.
FACTS ABOUT THE JUBILEE ARGUS
It is tlio largest edition of a newspaper ever published in Kock Island, Daven
port or Moline, or in fart, in this .section of the country.
It contains eilit parts (JO pages in all includinpf tlie colored cover.
It is ornamented with. over100 engravings illustrating various subjects treated
of in detail.
It contains over 200 portraits of individuals identified with tlie locality, past
It contains the most authentic history of the city and county ever printed, and
many incidents are related therein that have never before been published.
It is printed on what is commonly walled news print paper, it being considered ex
ceptional work to bring out illustrations on paper of this kind and it is done to
show The Argus facilities fordoing modern newspaper work.
The edition embraces 10,000 copies. s
The edition, if spread out in a straight path, would reach a distance of over
Tlie edition consumed over live tons tf paper and required about twenty-four
consecutive hours of press-work on a perfecting press running at reduced speed
5J,500 eight-page sections per hour.
Nearly three tons of type metal were used in making up the forms from which
the edition was printed. -
It requires sixty-five bo37s to deliver the regular edition to Argus readers in
Kock Island alone this evening.
Three hundred copies of the edition will go to the public libraries of as' many
different cities throughout the United States.
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
Ricli in tlio liosts who love tliine ancient name,
O'er thee liatli passed full fifty years ol fame;
Comrade and friend, as tlion liast proved to le,
Know, then, I breathe this little sons for thee.
In the years to come, whatsoe'er they hrin.
Still be the burden of the lay I sins:
Lou life to ARGUS, with the hundred eyes,
And may thy praises from the people rise!
Ne'er hast thou faltered when the way was Ions,
Dauntless thy Avill as thy spirit is strong.
Ag- hath its triumphs at two-score and ten,
R.oiind thee are fathered thine own merry men,
Greater than war is the mislit of the pen!
Useless my sons on this hrisht Jubilee,
Save that it sprinss from my heart unto thee.
THE MEAT TRUST
Representative of Attorney Gen
eral Reaches Chi
IS TO AUTHORIZE PROCEEDINGS
Which Are IMaceil in the Hands tl"
the District Attorney
Chicago. April Ht!. W'ildain A. Day,
assistant to Attorney C:ueral Knox,
arrived in Chicago today to confer
with Dislrict Attorney l'.elhea rela
tie to taking action. ug-Hin-t Ihe so
called beef trust. Day said lie did
not bring with him the application
which the attorney general had or
dered tiled against the Chicago pack
ing firms and that no bills would be
filed by him today.
Left With Itrthen.
The matter of investigation was
placed entirely in the hands of
Celebrated 'With Fitting Ceremonies
at His Old Galena
Calena. 111.. April "Jf.. The snth an
niversary of the birthday of fien. I".
S. (Irani was celebrated in this city
today under the auspices of the
(Iraut l'.irthday Association of Cal
ena. The speaker was Hon. William
J. Calhoun, of Chicago. Special
trains run from various points
brought in thousands of visitors.
DAMAGE OF STORM
Tornado Strikes City of Joplin
TWO KILLED AND OTHERS INJURED
Property Destruction Will Keach
OOO. loplin. .Mo.. April 1!;. A tor;iad:
struck this city at -J:4."i p. hi. yester
day. Meager reports from (ialcno,
Kan., end Ychl City and Cartcrvillc,
Mo., indicate great damage. The dam
age in this city is estimated at .?.".
hx. Houses were blown away and
the city stuwii with the wreckage of
Ieal and Injured.
Two dead and Jive fatally injured
have been r ported as one result of
the teniado here. The dead are Ks-
ther Hunter and Ma it ha Cape (-ol-ored.
the latter dying from fright.
Those fatally injured are Didwell
Hunter. Mrs. Anirtt Hunter, Mrs. Ma
rian Hicks, a boy named Krugar at
Villa Heights (thriM- miles west
.jopiini, ami i-. i;. i.cii;v, at Googoo
mini's (three miles west).
The number of buildings destroyed
is estimated at tilty, and the property
loss at .S-'IMUKM'.
Street Chi Strike at I.lina, O.
Lima. (.. April I'd. The. street rail
way "ompajy lniad; 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. AV. D. 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.
N'a ours are ruuuing.
seem 10 Be uivin the i-inns a
Row to Hoe That Is Very
FINNS DECLINE TO DO THE WORK
Government Seeking a Chance to l)e
elare Martial liaw Cruelties
of the Cossacks,
ivrersimrg. April Jt.: A repre
sentative of tlie Associated Press who
has just returned from Ilelsingfors.
Finland, interviewed the patriotic
leaders and others there, who di-
clared the government was distorting
every report of the disorders in Fin
land with the view in the near futurt
or inociaimiiig martial law. This opin
ion is apparently borne out by an ini
perial rescript signed on Sunday last
an which uie pcriiM ior recruiting is
extended and the Fins are warned
against failure to obey military reg
ulations, which still "convince us that
Uie administrative method which be
came cstomary in the course of the
last century does not guarantee calm
progress of public a tTairs and subodi
nution to the authorities."
KiiKkla I'nr-i on Heavy Fines.
.ine recruiting law is the oriirin of
the present trouble. The communes
ret used to co-operate bv failimr to se
lect representatives for the recruiting
boards, whereupon ihe L'oviTtiiiiciit
arbitrarily imposed heavy tines on
the communes. Taiuliieifors was fined
S.':,(XK) marks; Ilelsingfors, ".ii.Oihi
marks; and six others from Ji.iJui) to
L2..Vh marks. Then Dr. Salzmami.
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 YVinborg resulted in
riots and collisions similar to those
which occurred at Ilelsingfors.
Hermits Fall to Come Forward.
Out of l." recruits enrolled only :2
appeared, 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
DobrikolT, the governor, declared the
IH'op'e welcomed with enthusiasm.
The otlicial report of the Ilelsingfors
riots minimized the injuries sustained
by the citizens and exaggerated the
casualties of the troops. I've witnesses
characterize the action of the Cossacks
as being worse than iheir conduct at
the time of the St. Petersluirg riots iu
Cfss:u'ks ;iven Free ICein.
The authorities appearenily gave
the Cossacks free rein. They invaded
private houses in many cases far
from the scene f the disturbances,
beating and slashing indiscriminately:
They rod' 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, and
nearly killed a cabman who was a
mile from the scene of the riot.
CUPID THE TEACHER
Ofan American Girl Who Went
I'hit ippincs to Train
Ypsilanti. Mich., April 'Jt'. New
has been r"ceived of the marriage of
Miss I.orena Oldlield. a former nor
mal oo-od. to G. ". Salmon, a wealthy
American of Iloilo. Taney island, of
the I'hilippines. Miss Ohitield was
graduated with honors from the nor
mal last .Tune, and in October sailed
for the Philippines on a contract to
ctigaue in teaching for three years.
At Iloilo. a city of 'U:i. to which
she was assigned, she met Salmon, a
New Jersey man. who has made his
fortune in the islands, and late in
I'lbruary they wore married.
The bride writes to her girl friends
at th 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
June, in the meantime being taken to
and from the school building in a
handsome carriage driven by liveried
BOY'S PRANK FATAL
Tampering With an Klectric IJght
Wire Results In
Kansas City. April 1M. Franc Ls M.
Harrison, aged ."rJ years, an attorney
at law, was killed by a current of elec
tricity while trying to remove a wire
which some loys wrapped around 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
Hashes from the wet leaves of the iree
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.
liiirglani Fire a 15uiltlie.
St. l'aul, April :!. ibnglars brokr
into th wikhI and feed store of l'.rantl
& Wubeii. Western and Michigan
streets, cracked the safe, stole checks
and valuablea snd theu set tire to thf
building, w hich was totally consumed,
'causing a loss of STOO and almost ef
facing the evidence of the burglary.
The burglars also battered down a
side door of the grocery-and butcher
shop of Joseph Itybak, .".SI Michigan
stret. and ransacked all the cash
EES NO GOO
Does Senator Carmack
in the Present Phil
OF PARTY IN POWER
Severe Arraignment of
Gen. Funston Who
Has Been Talking.
Washington. April ilii. Cariuack of
Tenuesseo occupied half the senate's
time yesicniay with an attack on the
Philippines -eminent 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 "roast" for the pres
ent l'hilipoine policy and those who
approve it. He said it was not a ques
tion onl3' 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 I!epublieans,'
said he. "is that they had burned
enough towns, wasted enough country
and killed enough people to make good
their rigid. The land is ours because
we have strewn it with the ashes of
its homes and drenched it with tlie
blood of its people.
CuMm it a I'untastic Dreaui.
"The idea that you call transform
the character of a race by leaching
the people to read.' said he. "is the
wildest, craziest and most fantastic
dream that ever lliUed through a lu
natics mind." He quoted utterances
from Koosevelt charging that "trea
soiinhle" utterances had incited the
Filipinos to insurrection, anil said that
we must not judge the president in
his moments of oratorical ferocity or
when tit' freii.v of Wattle was in his
blood. The president was not vindic
tive, but simply "strenuous."' and re
sembled in his baliits of speech a
certain Tennessee.! n's horse, of which
it was said that running away .was his
Tliirt Is h -V!iack at f'ttuston.
Some of our mililarv heroes had been
guilty of a like offense. He referred
to a recent speech of General Funston.
whom he described as the "jayhawker
brigadier from tin wind-swept plains,
the mightiest Samson that ever wield
ed the jawbone of an ass as a weapon
of war." Carmack .said death had
cheated Funston of some illustrious
victims lilt. ox-Senator Sherman ami
ex-l'r'sideiit Harrison, hut there wire
si ill enough to keep him busy.
Also One at 11' verili;i'.
Carmack said that Funston's
speeches had done more against poaci
in the islands than those of any anti
imperialist, and added that hi' had it
on the very highest authority that a
sfeec!i made by the senator from In
diana ( i'.everidgel had be ii circulated
broadcast throughout the country,
with an exceedingly pernicious effect
upon the natives.
itn.i. i on i t iii.k m u. dings
Contains 1:$ A nt liorizntioiiA Aggregating
the Sum of $1 .KOO.OOO.
Washington. April I'd. Kcprescnta
tive Mercer, of Nebraska, will intro
duce iu the house today the omnibus
public building bill agre-! on by his
committee, and on next Monday a spi--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 iu every
state in tlie I'nion except l'eleware
and Idaho. In all there are 17." au
thorizations in th" bill, aggregating
In the following cities the limit of
cost of the public buildings is in
creased: Ottumwa. la. $4.V'.e to
CPS. and additional land, i'..."iHt: lbirl
iugton. Ia., SIUU.LM:; to rfUd.'jl.!: Lin
coln. Neii.. .s2'7.:;t.i to !f.vj7,:;t.i : l-:.iu
Claire. Wis.. SIKUMHt to SHO.tHin
Springiield. Ills.. rsjSNl.Nrrl lo RSl,SiH!
Oskoloosa. Ia., : ;;.( to to ?7UHt); Me
iiotniuee. Mich., $.'(, mo to "il. ,"'.
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., $ 1."i,(nn: Nor
folk. Neb.. $l(Mi.ooo. Appropriation
are made on condition that sites 'are
sold to the I'nited States at a nominal
cost, as follows: Ceuterville, Ia.. ?."'".-
000; Grand Haven. Mich.. ..0.000;
Adrian. Mich., SMo.Ono; Mukegon,
Mich., $70,000; Atlantic, Ia., .f'5o,0O0;
Owosso. Mich.. .?;;5.oo0.
Tlie following appropriations aru
made for buildings and sites: Illinois
Jacksonville. $to.0OQ; Ottawa. !?.0.-
IXH; l'ekin. .S70.OO0; Decatur, JfSO.OOO;
Evanston, $."V),tHK); Kankakee, .70,0o0.
Indiana Klkhart. $75,OUO; iAigans
port, $7.".oOo: Muncie. $7.".OOo: Rich
mond. JS'S.Oim.); Yincennes. $7.",000;
Crawfordsville, S."0,000; Hammond,
$12o,bO0. Iowa Marshalltown, $sr,
ooo; Waterloo. $l."o.oOO: IJix.ne, Sliio.
(100 : Iowa City. $CO,00o. Michigan
Hattle Creek. JfSO.ooO; Flint. $fo.00o.
Wisconsin Superior, ?17."i.of); Itara
ioo, $.T.000: Wausau, f".tiuo0; Green
Bar, $140,000; Fond du Iic. ?iio.oN.
Appropriations were made for sites
as toiiows: saint Me. Marie. Micm,
$VX: Sterling. Ills, $5,000. Provision
is made for re'vorts as to the capacity
of the public buildings at the following
cities, with a view- to providing new
quarters: Grand Ilapids, Mich.; Kala
mazoo, Iich.; South Kend, lnd.