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VOL,. MI. NO. 146.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL., THURSDAY, APRILi 9, 1903.
PBICE TT70 CENTS.
President Finds a Lodge
in Wilderness Where
He is Care Free
FOR SIXTEEN DAYS
A Boundless Contiguity
of Shade Hopes to
C innabar, Mont., April 9. President
Roosevelt made an early start this
morning from his headquarters in
the park for an extended trip
through certain portions of the re
serve. Notwithstanding numerous
notices that had been given to the
outride world that no newspapermen
would be allowed in the park while
the president was there, one enter
prising reporter tried to force his
way in yesterday.
He rode a horse, and took a dog
with him. The man was arrested be
fore he proceeded far, and the dog
was shot. Later the correspondent
Cinnabar, Mont., April 0. President
Iloosevelt is in the fastness of Yellow
stone park, and for the next sixteen
days he expects to enjoy complete rest
and cessation from public duties. He
will be in almost daily communica
tion with Secretary I .orb at Cinnabar,
but nothing except of the utmost im-
MAJOR W. L. PITCHER.
portanee.will be referred to him. In
company with John Burroughs, the
naturalist who accompanied him from
Washington, he will closely study the
nature of the 'various animals that in
habit the park.
All the Trails Are Guarded.
The president has looked forward
to this outing for some time, and he
was in a particularly happy frame of
mind when he led the cavalcade into
the park. Every trail leading into the
preserve is closely guarded, and no one
will be allowed to disturb the presi
dent's solitude. His headquarters will
be at the home of Major Fitcher, the
superintendent of the park. A num
ber of camps have been established
in different localities, nnd these will bo
occupied by the president from time to
Goea In on Horseback.
The special train bearing the presi
dent and his party arrived at Gard
ner, the entrance to the park at 12:.T0
p. m. and was met by a detachment
of the Third cavalry and a numlier
of t-owboys. Major Fitcher also was
on hand to welcome the president.
Luncheon was served In the president's
car, after which the president, dressed
In riding breeches and coat, with a
light colored slouch hat on his head,
mounted his horse and made a brief
address to the people congregated near
his train. , He then bade the members
of his party "good-bye and led the way
fnto the park. Burroughs followed in
an, army wacon.
! Prospect for a Good Time.
; The train returned to Cinnabar,
where Secretary Loeb and the remain
der of the party will live in It while
the president is absent. On April 24
the president will start on his trip to
St. Louis and the Pacific coast. The
weather here is very mild, and reports
from th'e'park are to the effect that
there Js but little snow in the vicinity
of the president's headquarters. -
ANOTHER MIND LOST
THROUGH CIGARETTE HABIT
Marinette, -Wis., Anil 9. Leo Mitch
ell. ngetl.,17. years, the second Marin
ette boy to lose his mind this week
from the effects of smoking cigar
ettes, was adjndged insare and sent
to the Northern' hospital 'at Oshkosli.
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REKINDLING OF THE
LOVE OFOTHER YEARS
Consummation of a Happy Ro
mance at Paris,
Paris, 111., April 9. The marriage of
William II. C. Sexton and Mrs. Ellen
YYilcoxen at Kansas, III., marks the
culmination of a romance begun 40
years ago. The couple were lovers in
Missouri in 18G3, but quarreled and
separated, never meeting again until
brought together by accident at
Springfield a few weeks ago. Though
both are now grandparents the old
flame was rekindled and the wedding
followed. 'Mr. Sexton is a wealthy
farmer and is the supervisor of this
IS FILED FOR HEARING
Dlue Prints, Exhibits, Etc., Are Nu
merous In Chicago Liti
gation. Springfield, Ills., April I). One of the
most voluminous cases ever tiled in
the supreme court, so far as blue
prints, exhibits, etc., are concerned, has
been received at the office of the clerk
of the court. It is the case of Mayor
Harrison, of Chicago, against the state
loard of equalization, to compel it to
assess the side and switching tracks
of the railroads in Chicago for the
benefit of Cook county alone and not
to spread the assessment proportion
ately over all the counties through
which the respective lines of road run,
as has been the practice of the board.
The case was heard . originally by
Judge Crelghton in the Sangamon
county circuit court on a petition for
a writ of mandamus. Judge Creighton
denied the writholding that the board
had assessed the property .in question
according to law. The case probably
will be taken under advisement at this
term of the court.
GIVEN H. H. HANNA
Gold Standard Money Representa
tive Has a Federal
Washington, April 9. Hugh II.
Nannu, of Indiana, president of the
Indianapolis Monetary league, has
been appointed as the third member
of the American delegation which
will represent the United States at
the approaching international mone
tary congress in Mexico. The plan is
to recommend an international sys
tem of gold standard exchange. The
other members are Charles A. Conant
and Prof. Jeremiah Jenks.
Ilanna's appointment is a recogni
tion of his services in securing the
adoption of the gold standard.
REPORT CHINESE MASSACRE
AND UPRISING OF BOXERS
Victoria, B. C, April 9. The steam
er Victoria brings news that a party
of Manchurians and Koreans emploj--ed
by the Bussian government and
Bussian troops have massacred the
Chinese garrison at Cha-Kusin, on the
A boxer rising has broken out in
the province of Chili Li, which the
governor is endeavoring to put down.
WASHES SUBJECTS' FEET
Vienna, April 9. Emperor Francis
Joseph, assisted by 11 arch-dukes, in
Ilofburg today, performed the an
cient holy Thursday ceremony of
washing the feet of "12 aged men.
Their ages ranged from 92 to S9, ag
gregating 1,0$2 years.
KANSAS CITY WOMAN
RILLS FORMER LOVER
Kansas City, April 9. Mrs. Aman
da Williams, who came here recently
from Texas, shot and fatally wound
ed Carroll Nix, of Fayetteville, Ark.,
while the latter was asleep in his
room early today. Mrs. Williams and
Nix were former sweethearts.
Twin Babes Found Dead.
Carbondale, Ills., April 9. Twin
daughters, 3 months old, of William
Niehausen, residing one mile north of
Tamaroa, were found dead in bed.
They were in perfect health. An in
quest exonerated the parents. The
deaths are a mystery.
Mrs. Page Poisoned bjr Canned Fruit.
Fort Scott, Kan., April 9. Mrs
Henry I, rage, a daughter of ex-Governor
John P. St John, of Kansas
died here ofiuflammation of the stom
ach, caused by poison eaten in some
canned fruit recently at St. Louis.
Street Ftght In a Southern Town.
Opelika, Ala., April 9. In a street
fight here J. L. Moon, deputy sheriff,
was shot through the arm and John
Long, a well-known citizen, was in
stantly killed. Sheriff Hodge fired the
shot that killed Long.' .,.,'
A DOZEN MILLIONS
Valueof What the Late G. F. Swift
Had to Divide Among
HE LEAVES $250,000 P0B CHARITY
Ills Widow Being the Almoner There
of, to Bestow as She Thinks
Chicago, April 9. The will of Gus
tavus Franklin Swift, packer, has
been filed in the probate court.
It disposes of an estate valued at $12,
100,000, of which $12,000,000 Is In per
sonal property. The most important
bequest Is that of $250,000 for charita
ble purposes. The residue goes to the
relatives, according to the provisions
of the will. There is said to be a cer
tain ambiguity in the wording of the
document and it was not admitted to
rrobate. The petition , will be heard
Mrs. Swift To Be Almoner.
The section of the will relating to
the charitable bequest reads: "They
(the executors), shall give to my wife,
Ann M. Swift, the sum of $2.",0.000
to be expended for charitable purposes
in such manner and to such iersons
and parties tit she may see tit. My
said wife fully understands my views
on this subject and I desire that the
sum be distributed by her in accord
ance with her judgment and discretion
and that she be not called upon to
render an account of same."
Powers of the Executor.
The homestead at 4S4." Drexel boule
vard, with its furniture and other ap
purtenances, is left to tne widow, Ann
M. All the rest and the residue of the
estate goes to his sons, Ixmis F. and
Fdward F., and "my friend, Edward
Tilden." as executors and trustees. The
executors and trustees, who receive
annually the sum of $3,000, are in
structed to continue all existing busi
ness and partnerships in which the
late Swift was interested, to settle or
discontinue the same, to dispose of real
estate and to buy other stocks and
improve the value of the estate as they
may see lit.
Distribution of the Estate.
For at least ten years and for less
than twenty years the executors and
trustees are to be responsible for the
estate, and tiien are to make a final
distribution. In the first and partial
distributionbesides the sum named
for charitable purposes, the widow is
given $40,()0 a year for her sole use.
Each of the children receives .S,000
a year in monthly installments until
the final distribution. In the partial
distribution each brother and sister
of the laie Mr. Swift receives $r.0C0,
and in case of their death the same
sum goes to their children. Surviving
widows of brothers and surviving hus
band of sisters are provided for In a
trust fund of $3,000 each. Each grand
child, nephew and niece receives $1,
OOO.and same is given to children of
deceased grandchildren, nephews or
Final Division Provisions.
In the final distribution the widow is
given $300,000 in stock of Swift &
Co. and the Swift Refrigerator Trans
location company, "at the par value
of such stock, and at the proportion
of four shares of the former to one of
the latter." The children who have
reached majority at the time of the
final distribution receive $100,000 each,
In stock, with the same provisions as
made in the case of the widow. Chil
dren who do not reach majority are
cared for by the same sum, placed in
the hands of trustees and bearing in
terest of G per cent.
WHAT WAS CAUSE
OF DEATH OF BURR
Question That Continues to Bother
tho People of Vas
sar. Vassar. Mich., April 9. -The o'niy
reasons for the suspicion that Silas
Burr was poisoned are the fact that
he was in perfect health, apparent
ly, when he left home; the assertion by
Dr. Worden that he paid Burr $500
before they set out for Harrison,
Clare county, to look up the titles of
the property that was to be trans
ferred, and the finding of only $2 in
Burr's pockets when his body was
brought back by Dr. Worden. The
widow says it is far from likely that
Worden paid the $900. because, just
before leaving. Burr went Into his ttore
and got $2 to pay the exienses he
expected on his trip to Harrison. This,
she says, was the money found in his
pocket wheu his body was brought
However, as Worden says he paid
the $500. and as there is nobody to
a position to prove, that he did not.
there is a total absence of evidence
to justify the suspicious directed at
him. And hough there is much ex
citement over the Inquiry to ascertain
whether Burr was murdered, there is
nothing whatever to indicate that ho
was. excepting that Dr. Morris says
all the organs were In a normal condi
tion and that death was not due to any
natural cause. ' . .
Cyclone in South Put
Many Homes in
TWO STATES SUFFER
Effect in Arkansas and
''Alabama Death List
Little Rock. Ark., - April 9. A cy
clone three miles wide passed through
Cleburne and White counties, north of
here, razing to the ground everything
in its path. The scene Is remote from
telegraph, and details are hard to ob
tain. At Little Bed, eighteen miles
from Judsonin, seven or eight persons
in one house were instantly killed,
the survivor being an infant. Near
Pangburn an old man named Williams
was blown oil a mountainside and
killed. Many are reported injured and
it is feared that the loss of life will
be large. Houses were picked up and
carried several hundred feet. Two were
killed at HcLkt, Cleburne county.
Names of Nino of the Dead.
A special correspondent of Tho Ga
zette wires from Searcy, Ark., that he
had gone over a portion of the track of
the storm, and that trees were twisted
from their tiunks and houses demol
ished. The towns of Little Bed. Al
bion, Bradford. Heber and Pangburn
have been heard from thus far. The
dead are: .lim Leggett. Joe Leggett,
Tom King and wife, three King chil
dren, and a young lady school teacher,
who was boarding at Kings, all of Lit
tle Bed; A. C. Williams, near Heber.
lst of the Known Injured.
The injured Infant child of the
King family; Mrs. A. C. Williams,
not expected to live: Buck Neeley,
Searcy: Albert Kiler, Elbert Derile,
and-Walker PollardV, Little Bed: two
of the Pollard family" near Albion;
Mrs. Ho vert on and children. Pa unburn,
not exacted to live; Miss I'arkhousen,
Little Bed. log broken and skull "frac
tured; Walter Muller. Pangbnrn. leg
broken; Mrs. Henry Wells, injured in
ternally, fatally; unknown woman,
Pangburn, both legs broken: Tom
Houston, near Heber, both arms
broken; unknown man at Bradford.
ALABAMA TOWN VISITED
Twelve Are Killed, Several Fatally Hurt
and Much Property Destroyed.
Hanceville, Ala., April 0. A tornado
passed over Hopewell settlement, one
and a half miles north of here, and
as a result twelve persons are dead,
four are fatally injured and a dozen
are more or less seriously hurt, while
the destruction to the property is
heavy. The (lead are: . Mr. and Mrs.
Mason Criflin. James Crilliiu Henry
McCoy, Fred McCoj'i Miss Virdie Mc
Coy, C. C. Oden (prominent planter),
Miss Norma Oden, fester Oden, Mrs.
Thelma Oden, Mrs. J. C. Oden, and
Miss Gritlin. i
The injured, of wjiom several will
die. are: Son and niece of Nathan
Griffin. Mrs. Henry McCoy and two
children, B. G. Quick, family of Mc
Coy (seven persons), Mrs. Holestine
Horton, Miss Inez Horton, Dink Quick
and Richard Griffin.
The storm came from the southeast,
and its roar was so terrific that it
woke manj' people, soine of whom lied
from their houses" In time to escape
death in the ruins of their homes.
Buildings were tossed about like paper
boxes, nnd several structures were
blown a hundred yards or more. The
body of McCoy, who was a prominent
farmer, was blown 200 yards and land
ed in a sand pit. The house of Mrs.
John Norton was blown down, but the
family escaped by crawling under the
bed, while the timber and brick fell
on top, the bed breaking the force of
the fall. The houses of the Oden and
Griffin families were smashed to
splinters, and it seems marvelous that
any of their occupants escaped death.
Trees were uprooted in all directions,
and many were blown across the
Louisville and Nashville railroad
track, delaying trains for a time. The
roar of the storm wai heard at Hance
ville, where it awoke many people, but
no damage was dour here. As soon
as the destruction prrought became
known here, rescuers hurried to the
scene to give uttentioh to the dead and
Wants an Ethnological Trust.
Berlin, April O. Bjornstjerne Bjorn
son, the Norwegian dramatist, poli
tician and writer, has two-thirds of a
page of The Tageblatt on one of his
favorite Ideas, an ethnological and
political trust of all the Gornmahic
peoples, in which he includes the Unit
ed States, Germany, England, Austria,
Scandinavia, Denmark, The Nether
lands and Switzerland. t .
IS BADLY BURNED
Unfortunate Accident Overtakes
Former Vice President
FIRE IN HIS RESIDENCE
Which He Attacks IVith Besult That
He is Painfully In
jured. Bloomington, 111., April 9. In en
deavoring to extinguish a tire at his
residence on Franklin square yester
day afternoon Former Vice President
A. K. Stevenson was seriously burned
about the head, face and hands, losing
his hair and his mustache.
A curtain caught iire from a gas
jet in a bedroom and communicated
the ilames to a closet filled with valu
Covered With Flames.
Mr. Srcvenson entered the room and
was covered with the flames, and but
for his prompt retreat he might have
been fatally burned.
He is today suffering great pain.
The damage to the house and con
tents will be about $1,000.
NO RECIPROCITY FOR
Iowa Statesman Holds the Policy to
ble. Dubuque, la., April 9. Senator Alli
son said he had not suggested in a re
cent interview that the policy of reci
procity should be abandoned as im
practicable, but had stat(Hl in a gen
eral way that reciprocity by means of
reciprocal treaties, which required a
two-thirds majority of the senate for
ratification and afterward the approval
of congress, seemed from experience
to be impracticable, and he had cited
as examples the difficulty in securing
the ratification or even the considera
tion in the senate of the reciprocity
treaties made by President McKinley
under the fourth section of tho Dingley
law of 1SU7.
"These treaties," said the senator,
continuing his discussion of the Wash
ington interview, "were opposed on the
ground that if agreed to the effect
woidd be to reduce the duty on many
articles below tho standpoint of pro
tection to our own producers and there
by impair many of our manufacturing
industries and impair, if not destroy,
production in some lines of agriculture.
Thus the treaty with France was op
posed on the ground that it provided
for reducing duties upon manufactured
articles largely produced in our own
country below the point of fair pro
tection. It was opposed also on the
further ground that France did not
give us sufficient compensation."
LATEST FROM SAN DOMINGO
President Keported in a Fair Way to
Crush, the Rebellion and Restore
Order Once 51 ore.
Cape Ilaytien. Haiti. April 0. A
special messenger of the government
who has arrived at Cotuy, Haiti, from
Santo Domingo, announces that 3,000
Dominican government troops are at
the gates of San Domingo city; that
revolutionary generals have been
killed, including Pcrico Pepin, one of
the principal leaders of the revolution.
1 "resident Vasquez was preparing to at
tack San Domingo when the messen
The inhabitants of the districts of
Monte-Christ i and San Lorenzo de
Guaj-ubin, Santo Doiningo, have taken
up arms against the government, but
President Yasquez believes the revolu
tionary groups will easily be dispersed
if the government forces regain posses
sion of the capitol.
COLOR LINE IS INVISIBLE
Massachusetts Women's Clubs Have as
Their Guest or Honor Mrs. Booker
Boston, April 0. Mrs. Booker T.
Washington was a guest of honor at a
meeting of the state Federation, of
Women's clubs held In Dorchester.
Mrs. JulrrT Ward Howe, honorary
president of the federation, also was
Mrs. Mary Alden Ward occupied the
chair, and addresses wire made by
Dr. C. H. Henderson, of Coucord, and
Professor San ford Bell, of Mount
Holyoke. Mrs. Washington also spoke
briefly. TJie closing session of the con
ference was held.
Little Girl Burns to Death.
Burlington, la., April 9. Pearl Burt
low, the young daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Reuben Burtlow, was burned to
death in a cabin boat, which took fire
from a heating stove. A large number
of people witnessed the tragedy, but
were unable to help the little one. The
father was badly burned.
Designed m Chicago World's Fair Building
Milton, Mass., April 0. Henry Vau
Brunt, well known as an architect,
and designer of the electricity build
ing at the Chicago World's fair, ii
dead. . . ... .
HILL RAILROAD MERGER
IS DECLARED ILLEGAL
Ruling of United States Circuit Court in North
ern Securities Deal.
GOV. VAN SANT
Involves the Merging
Northern Pacific and
St. Paul, April 9. The United States
circuit court of appeals today hand
ed down a decision in the suit of the
I'nited States against the Northern
GOV. VAN SANT.
Securities company, enjoining the
company from voting the stock of
the Northern Pacific or Great North
ern railway companies, but allowing
the return of such stock as had been
delivered to that of the holding com
pany. ietory tor Van Sant.
The opinion is unanimous and in
effect says that the Securities com
pany acquired the stock of the North
FUNERAL OF MRS. PORTER
TAKES PLACE IN PARIS
Paris, Apfil 9. The funeral of Mrs.
Porter, wife of the United States am
bassador, was held at the American
church. Heads of the French gov
ernment and members of the diplo
matic corps and mapy representatives
of the American colony participated.
The remains were deposited in the
mortuary chapel adjoining the church
until their removal to America.
QUIETLY LEAVE PARIS
Paris, April '.. The passionist fath
ers who had been conducting the An
glo American Catholic church here
departed for England today without
'Kansas in Favor of a Draught.
Topeka.Kan.. April 9. lieturns from
all the towns in Kansas which held
lections disclose the fact that the vote
in favor of enforcing the prohibition
law is the most overwhelming in the
history of the state. Only six towns
of any importance in the state voted
in favor of a liberal policy toward the
Ven Uolleben Retired.
Washington, April J). Herr von nol
leben. Secretary Hay . has been in
formed by Baron Sternburg. the pres
ent minister, has been retired by the
German government, and Emperor
William, as a mark of special favor,
has bestowed upon him the Order of
the Bed Eagie.
Strikers Win the Victory.
IndiunapolK April I). Almost all of
the contracting tinners have granted
the demands of the striking Indian
apolis tinners and the strike has end
ed in a victory for the men. They
secure an advance of 5 cents an hour.
Aged Kail way Man Dead.
Cleveland, April 1. Nicholas Bart
lett, local treasurer and assistant sec
retary of the Lake Shore and Michi
gan Southern Bailway company, died
at Ids home ;n this city, aged nearly
Negro Election Riot.
Waverly, Mo., April 9. Iu a negro
settlement here a number of blacks
started a riot over two of their num
ber who were running for aldermen,
and in trying to quell the disturbance
Mark Crumpiey, a deputy, shot and
killed John Swancey. a negro. City
Marshal Wood Mctlrew was badly
beaten bv the negroes.
Arkansas Starts for SU LoaU.
Memphis, Tenn., April 9. The
United States monitor Arkansas has
I left here for St. Louis.
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WINS AT ST. PAUL
of the Great Northern.
ern Pacific and Great Northern in vir
tue of a combination among the de
fendants in restraint of trade and
commerce among the several states
such as the anti-trust act denounces
Opinion Is Unanimous.
The proceedings are those insti
tuted by Gov. Van Sant as the out
growth of the Morgan-Hill manipu
lation and mercer of the stock of the
JA1IE3 t. mu
Northern Pacific. Great Northern and
New York, April 0. The Northern
Securities case will be appealed.
BIG FAMILY PICTURE
No Fear of Race Suicide in What
Was Presented to Him
at St. Paul.
St. Paul. April 0. While in this
city Saturday President Kooseelt re
ceived from Mayor Smith a picture
of the family of J. P. Khejn, of Wash
ington county, the picture including
Mr. and Mrs. Khein. their nine chil
dren, 4S grandchildren and two great
grandchildren. All reside within ."0
miles of the IJhein homestead.
Mayor Smith has received the fol
lowing letter from President Iloose
"Sioux Falls. S. 1).. April 0. My
Dear Mr. Smith: Will you congratu
late Mr. and Mrs. Biiein for me? I
am proud of them and was as pleas
ed as possible with the two pictures
of their children and grandchildren.
This is the stuff out of which we
make good American citizens.
"Thanking you for your courtesy
during my recent visit in St. Taul, I
am sincerelv vonrs,
-Ti 1 1 :b m ) l : k boos i; velt."
PASSES LAW TO
Lower House of Batch Parliament
The Hague. April 9. It is reported
that the railroad employes union has
asked the railroad companies for a
settlement of the dispute and the re
instatement of the men.
The Hague, April 9. The second
chamber of the Netherlands parlia
ment today adopted the anti-strike
Officials of the railroads refused
the proposal for a settlement of the
Borne, April 9. A peaceful solution:
of the strike continues to be proba
ble. The city has almost resumed its
normal aspect, the only difference be
ing the absence of the scabs. Many
pilgrims have arrived for the Easter
SHAMROCK m AGAIN
. SHOWS HER SUPERIORITY
Weymouth, April 9. In a 30-mile
race today, 13 to leeward, and 15 to
windward Shamrock III. beat Sham
rock I. by 17 minutes.