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VOL.. MI. NO. 192.
BOCK ISLAND, Ilili., TUESDAY, JUNE 2, 1903.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
GOTT ELECTED JU
A WIRELESS TALK
Carpet Weavers' Strike Makes
Philadelphia Look More
Sleepy Than Is Usual.
Now Practicable Between Chica
go and Milwaukee by the
Defeats Justice Carter by 106 in the New
THE INCOMPLETE RETURNS SO INDICATE
Vote of Rock Island County Completely Turned
OverFigures by Counties.
HrAwn X i 373
Mercer .., 181S
Menard '.v.. ""r.. . 3TO
Schuyler l...vi.. 118
Adams t g
Roek Island 327
Scott's plurality 106
The source of overshadowing inter
est in the judicial election yesterday
Elected Yesterday to Bencla
was the contest for the seat on the
supreme court from the Fourth dis
trict occupied for the past nine years
by Judge Joseph X. Carter, of Quincy,
and the triumph of Guy C. Scott as
the result of a political upheaval in
the district that is no more distinctly
felt than in Boek Island county. The
democrats not only carried the city
of Rock Island for their candidate,
and trimmed down the average repub
lican majorities in Moline, but made
admirable gains throughout the coun
ty, as the results show. Normal re
publican majorities were completely
overturned, and with the aid of re
publicans who held principle and the
ideal of the nearest approach to a
non-partisan judiciary as of vastly
more importance than party success,
where unbecoming methods were em
ployed, the democrats won a victory
. of which they may well feel proud.
There having been no opposition to
the republican nominees for circuit
judges in the Fourteenth district, the
candidacy of the socialist having as
the vote, cast for Judges Gest, Earn
hay and Graves, was, of course, purely
Bock Island county's showing is a
matter that has given satisfaction
throughout the district. The city of
Boek Island gave Scott a majority
and in Moline the usual overwhelm
ing republican vote was not in evi
dence. The lower end of the county
.was generally for Mr. Scott, while the
upper end was for Carter. The vote
of the various precincts in Boek Isl
and and the outlying districts of the
county is shown in the following
1st precinct 71 46
2nd precinct ...45 56
1st precinct 59 51
2nd precinct .......... .60 29
1st precinct S9 41
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2nd precinct .......... .71 54
3rd precinct . . ......30 .53
1st precinct .
2nd precinct . .
1st precinct . .
2nd precinct . .
1st preeb-yt . .
2nd precinct . .
1st precinct . .
2nd precinct . .
3rd precinct . .
Port Byron 2(i
Canoe Creek 12
of Supreme Court From New
Cordova 20 49
Howling SO 66
Coal Valley 80 40
South Bock Island 81 35
Jiural 17 20
South Moline 57 88
Andalusia 33 39
Black Hawk 52 50
Kdgington, Xo. 1 ..33 26
Kdgington, Xo. 2 41 46
Buffalo Prairie . . 18 29
Lrurj- 32 36
Hampton, Xo. 1 18 87
Hampton, Xo. 2 6 34
Hampton, Xo. 3 11 16
Totals 1348 .1810
Grand totals 2239 2566
Carter's majority 327
The . democrats have reason to be
proud of the result here, even con
sidering the fact that, thei vote was
lighter than normal. 1 The republican
average majority was cut down from
3.200 in this county to 327, unofficial,
a record that speaks volumes. If the
straight democratic counties in. the
lower end of the district had done
even nearly as well as this county the
majority for Mr. Scott would have
been much larger.
Majority About IOS.
The reports are somewhat incom
plete from the counties, particularly
in the extreme southern end of the
district, but the indications are from
the most reliable sources that the ma
jority for Mr. Scott will be about 106.
This may vary either way.
The fact that Judge William H.
Gest, of this city; Judge F. D. Bam
say, of Morrison, and Kmery C.
Graves, of Geneseo, had no opposition
for the circuit judgeship renders their
vote a matter of small interest and
the reports on this head are slow to
come in. In Whiteside and Henry
counties the vote was very light,
while in Bock Island and Mercer
counties the interest in the Fourth
supreme district contest helped . the
turnout. Judge Gest was given more
votes in this city than the other two
candidates, while in Moline it is sig
nificant that the candidates from the
MOST OF THE MILLS SHUT DOWN
While the Total of Men, Women and
Doing Nothing Is Some
Philadelphia, June 2. It did not
need the assertion of the executive
board of the textile workers to tarry
conviction that the greatest conflict
between employers and employes ever
seen lu Philadelphia is now on. The
crowd of idle .men, wonieu and chil
dren that congregated 011 the streets
of the city's textile mill districts
formed n story without wo:ds. It
was estimated by leaders in the strike
that more than 73.000 textile workers
refused fo go to work as n protest
against the employers refusing to re
duce the working time of the workers
from sixty to fifty-live "hours a week.
Labor Leaders Prove Their Power.
There were two more firms added
to the list of those granting the tifty-flve-hour
week, making forty-eight in
all. There are about 000 firms in Phil
adelphia, and with the exception of
those which have agreed to the de
mands of their employes they say
they will not make any concessions.
The situation at the close of the day
was summarized by the executive
board in a statement which, in part,
is as follows: "We have proved what
we said all along, that we would close
every plant where our demands were
refused. The textile industry of Phil
adelphia is practically at a standstill,
except in those mills that have signed
our new schedule."
Ingrain Wearers Hold Meeting.
The ingrain carpet weavers held a
big meet! UK and reaffirmed their dec
laration for a 10 per cent, increase in
wages, in addition to the demand for
the fifty-five-hour week. Bepresenta
tives were present from each of the
sixty-three ingrain mills, numbering
15.000 employes, whose action effects
7,000 other workers. In reply to the
contention of the manufacturers that
because of -ompetition elsewhere in
the trade they could grant neither the
advance In pay nor the shorter work
week, the meeting issued a statement
through President Settle, In which, aft
er showing that SO per cent, of the in
grain carpet of the country Is made
in the Kensington district in this city,
He Recommends a Combine.
"Why should one-third of the coun
try "x Hie price for two-thirds, and
2r looms control 3.400? I believe that
if the ingrain manufacturers of Ken
sington would form a combination and
adhere to a uniform selling prio much
of the complaint of injurious competi
tion of outside mill districts would be
done away with. There is no bitter
ness between the ingrain carpet manu
facturers and their weavers."
BIG STOCK BROKERS
Ames & Co., of Toronto, With High
Toronto, June 2. A. E. Ames & Co.,
stock brokers, suspended today. The
firm has a commercial rating of a
Montreal. June 2. The worst panic
in the history of the stock market
was caused by the announcement of
the failure of Ames & Co.
other counties ran ahead. The vote
in Bock Island and such of the other
districts as have been heard from is
Gest. Bamsay. Graves.
1st precinct ... 87 72 70
' 2nd precinct ... 76 71 69
1st precinct ... 94 S3 82
2nd precinct ... 65 61 61
1st precinct ...110 92 94
2nd precinct .. . 95 89 89
3rd precinct ... 70 65 65
1st precinct ... 96 93 91
2nd precinct .. .119 113 111
1st precinct ... 87 76 77
2nd precinct ... 85 78 78
1st precinct .. .105 101 97
2nd precinct ... 73 65 65
1st precinct ... 55 51 50
2nd precinct ... 41 35 35
3rd precinct ... 51 48 47
Totals '....1309 1193 1181
Oatslde the City.
Moline 1004 1064. 1014
Drury 42 40 40
South Bock Isl'd. 70 62 61
Coal Valley 69 53 51
Totals .... 1185 1219 1196
Grand totals ...2494 211 . 2377
Spectacle Beheld by Peo
ple on Elevation at
OTHERS IN TREES
Situation of Western
Kansas City, June 2, The police on
the elevated railway in the west bot
toms counted eight bodies floating
past there. this afternoon. The bodies
of three others can be seen caught in
the trees at the north end of the Han
Kansas City, June 2. There is a de
cided improvement in the situation
this morning. The general feeling is
that Kansas City has seen the worst
of the flood. Danger of famine has
passed. The railroads ire confident
they are aide to bring in ample sup
plies from this time on. t
Financial Damage Heavy.
The cable car lines hqve resumed,
but the electric power plants are still
under water. The financial damage is
estimate;! by prominent business men
at anywhere between $lo.ooo,0O0 and
$25,000,000 in this city alone.
There is a scarcity of food in Kan
sas City, Kans., but with opening of
a line from Leavenworth it is thought
there will be no acute distress.
Kansas City. June 2.' With "gas and
electric lights extinguished, the water
works shut down, and the city prac
tically at the mercy of the first fire
that shall break out: with railroad
transportation feeble and uncertain,
Kansas City may. if the waters do not
recede within the next two or three
days, be compelled to light for her
The first authentic information from
Kansas City. Kan., is received. In
that district 'tMH people are home
less. A number which cannot be esti
mated has been drowned, and the
property loss has been heavy. The sit
uation there is a parallel to the situa
tion here apparently no better, and
no worse. There is 110 great probabili
ty that there will be further loss of
life. In the east and the west bot
toms many obstinate people are sfill
clinging to their homes, although the
police have run boats beneath their
windows and offered to lake them
It is utterly impossible to form any
estimate of the number of dead in
Kansas City. There is no possible
way of getting at the names of the
dead, and no chance of forming any
estimate that can confidently be.
termed accurate. It is likely, how
ever, that the number of fatalities In
Kansas City, ' Mo., will approximate
fifty. Down in the wholesale district
the condition of some of the people is
pitiable. They have bee;i held prison
ers for two days, threatened with
death by drowning, at 'one time by
fire, and for the most part without
food, and for twenty-four hours with
out drinking water. lSvery effort is
being made to rescue them, and they
will all be saved today.
It is now stated that the packing
plants in Armourdak? and Argentine
ore not seriously damaged. But 4,500
people are homeless there.
x Z.OOU WAS ftUI SO PEAULV
Thirty-Four Known to Have I-ot Their
Litres by the Topeka Cataclysm.
Topeka, Kans., June 2. At 2 this
afternoon the river was falling rap
idly and it is now three feet below the
high water mark. Clearing weather
is in sight.
Topeka, June 2. The flood situa
tion here today is materially better.
The Kansas river fell during the night
an inch per hour and it is believed
that all those marooned in trees and
llooded houses have been removed to
places of safety.
The previous estimatd of 20 dead is
still adhered to, but it- is impossible
to give the actual loss of life until the
waters have finally receded.
The work of relief wejnt on through
the night and has beeis systematized.
The great est fear now is cf an epidemic
of disease. J
Several persons suffering withcon-
tagious diseases have been removed
to hospitals from the relief , depot.
Absence of good drinking water is a
disease breeder- Money is the thing
most needed now. Citizens are con
-Topeka,. Kan., June 2. The water
In the Kansas river Is falling rapidly,
and it is now reasonably certain that
the waters here will steadily ' recede.
At this time there are thlrty-foua peo-
Continued on Page For.
OITLY TWO TOWNS THUS UNITED
In the United States So Far Will
It ray? Is the Question To
Chicago, June 2. Wireless tele-
grapliy between Chicago and Milwau
kee is an accomplished fact. Mayor
Harrison has sent a message to Mayor
Rose as the first public communica
tion by the Marconi system between
any two cities of the United States.
The message was one of congratula
tion and greeting, and was transmit
ted by Operator II. J. Bound from the
station at the foot of Oak street, un
der the direction of W. W. Bradfield,
Marconi's chief engineer. Mayor liar-
risen was present when his message
was flashed northward. In a few min
utes the tape in the sending office
caught the taps of the receiver. The
answer of Mayor Bose had come.
Those Present at the Stations.
In the Oak street office beneath the
towering wire-strung pole were Mayor
Harrison; Samuel Inull, of the Hdi-
son company; John t rerar and 11. .
Beauclere, the western representative
of the Marconi interests. At the Mil
waukee station were Mayor Bose; F.
i. Blgelow, president of the First Na
tional bank of Milwaukee: John I.
Beggs, president of the Milwaukee
Street Bailroad company; K. C. Lewis,
of Xew York, a director of theMarconi
company, and C. II. Taylor, who has
charge of the Cream City wireless
station. The second message sent was
one from Harlow a. iiiginootnam to
F. G. Blgelow. Higinbotham sent the
message to the station by II. W.
Beauclere, who had it transmitted.
Will Probably lie Run for Revenue.
It Is probable that the connection be
tween Chicago and Milwaukee will be
made a permanent commercial venture.
The stations have been transmitting
messages privately for three days and
it is announced that continued success
ful transmission Is assured. The board
of trade is negotiating with the com
pany for the transmission of commer
cial messages and quotations. The
claim is made by the company that by
this system there can be no news leaks.
Lake Una's to Carry Instruments.
This is the first time that two
cities of the United States have been
connected by wireless tlegraphy," said
Beauclere. "Just what we shall do
with our service we do not yet know.
The chances are that we shall get on
the roof of a big downtown building
eventually, but for experimental work
the rental that was asked was too
high and we came to the lake front.
It Is true that the board of trade is
considering taking th wireless service.
We shall establish a station at South
Haven within a short time. Iike steam
ship lines are to carry our instruments,
and the system may be said to be well
VICIOUS MOB WORK
UP IN MINNESOTA
Dam Blown Out by Unknown Men
Who Represented Object
St. Paul. Minn., June 2. A Fine
City, Minn., special to The Dispatch
says: The Chengwatana dam was
blown out by a party of disguisid
men, who after overpowering the two
watchmen, exploded four charges of
dynamite, destroying two of the main
gates, greater damage being averted
by the failure of several charges to
The watchmen were used rather
roughly after they surrendered ami
their lives threatened should they re
veal the identity of any of the dyna
miters. Feeling against the dam has
run high among farmers for months
past and several anti-dam meetings
had been held of late. The abolition
of the dam has been strenuously ad
vocated. PROPOSITION WAS VAGUE
One Bidder for the .Job of Removing the
Wreck of the Maine from Ila
- Tana Harbor,
Havana, June 2. But one bid for
the removal of the wreck of the Unit
ed States battleship Maine was of
fered at the time fixed for the opening
of bids. It was from Tibucio Castane
da, a Cuban, who offered to hand over
to the government all the profits ob
tained from his disposal of the wreck
age, after deducting the expense of
breaking the vessel up. the work to be
gin In. three months and to be com
pleted in a year.
Castaneda's bid was accompanied
by a deposit of -$1,000. The commit
tee of treasury employes appointed to
award the contract considered the con
ditions of Castanooa's bid to be so
vague that they agreed not to make
the award and to leave the decision
to the secretary of the treasury.
Subscribe for The Argus.
Fourteen Out of Eighteen Judges is Their
Share of the Fight.
JUDGE HANECY OVERWHELMINGLY BEATEN
Republican Machine Completely Routed in Its
Chicago, June 2. Three republicans
and eleven democrats on the regular
circuit court ticket, three democrats
on the provisional ticket, and one re
publican for suerior court constitut
ed the result of yesterdays judicial
election. Of the 13 successful candi
dates on the regular ticket including
Judge Hrentano 11 were recommend
ed by the primary of the Chicago Bar
association. Judge Klbridge Hanecy,
for whom the republican organization
made its strongest fiirht, and for
whom many democrats worked open
ly, was disastrously beaten.
By pluralities ranging from 20,000
down to S.0(K). 14 out of the IS demo
cratic candidates for positions on the
Cook count v bench were elected.
The republicans elected only four of
their candidates, and three of them
by bare margins. Judge Brentano
was reelected judge of the superior
court on the republican ticket by a
plurality of nearly 20.000 oxer tius
tnwis .1. Tatge. his democratic ip
ncnt. The Democratic Jule Klect.
The democratic judges-elect are: Cir
cuit court: M. F. Tulev, F. 1 Dunne,
Francis Adams. K. W. Clifford, C. M.
Walker. Frank Baker, K. O. Brown,
T. li. Windcs. Lockwood Honore, J.
W. Back. George Kersten. Circuit,
court (provisional): James A. O'Don
nell. C. M. I'ogers.
For the positions on the circuit
bench the three successful republican
candidates are J ud ires Kichard S. Tut-
hill. John Gibbons and Frederick A.
Smith. The three defeated democrat
ic candidates for circuit judgeships
are (apt. William V. Black, former
Judge William n. Barnttm and Samuel
All the democratic candidates nomi
nated for the bench under the act of
I'.iOl. which has since been repealed,
were elected. They ran from 1.".(X0
to 2:5.000 votes ahead of their repub
lican antagonists. Thomas M. Iloyne
receiving the largest plurality ob
tained bv anv candidate.
IS CHARGED WITH
A DOUBLE MURDER
Harry Wheeler Under Arrest for
Burning a Woman to Death
and Slaying a Man.
Aurora, Ind.. June 2. Harry
Wheeler has been indicted at Law
renccburg for a double 111 tinier he;e
on March IS. Wheeler was arrest.nl
at Indianapolis. It is charged that 011
March IS Wheeler poured oal oil -m
Mrs. M. Schmidt, of this place, then
ignited her clothing with a match and
announced that she burned to death
accidentally. On the same night the
home of Thomas Johnson was burned,
and two weeks later the body of John
son was found In the Ohio river with
such marks as to show that he had
At the preliminary hearing it was
shown that Wheeler was jealous of
Johnson, and it was asserted that jeal
ousy was the cause of both murders.
It is held by the officers that Wheeler
met Johnson the night after Mrs.
Schmidt was burned to death, and
then, after killing him, he burned the
house so as to leave the impression
that Johnson had perished in the
PRESIDENT IN IOWA:
BACK FROM FAR WEST
Reaches Dennison and Speaks on
ties. Henison, Iowa. June 2. President
Roosevelt arrived here early this
morning, having passed through much
of the flooded district. The railroad
authorities took extra precautions for
the train's safety.
Secretary Shaw and Senators Alli
son and Doiliver joined the presiden
tial party here. The president was
greeted by a large crowd and in his
address spoke feelingly of the calami
tics which the people of Iowa, Kansas,
Missouri and Georgia arc cxperienc
Says TuIIoch's Imputations in Pos
tal Frauds Are Fabri
cations. Washington, June 2. In a letter of
reply to charges made by former
Cashier Tulloch, of the Washington)
post office, Former Assistant Postmas
ter General Heath denies the intima
tion that he ever appointed a person
for political, personal or any other
purpose than good service to the gov
ernment for the pay received. He
says, "It is a lie out of the whole
cloth, as are most of the imputations
CAUSE OF THE DEATH
OF LATE SILAS BURR
Due According to Chemical Invest!
gation to Cynanide of
St. Joseph. Mich.. June 2. The trial
of Dr. and Mrs. Vernon II. Worden for
the alleged murder of Silas Burr is In
progess at Harrison before Justice
Young. On the afternoon of March 31
IX. Worden and Silas Burr went from
Crooked Lake about twenty miles in
to the country to look over certain,
property that Worden was about to
purchase. Late the same evening the
doctor arrived home in his buggy with
his companion's dead body across Iris
knees. He said that Burr had been
taken violently ill and died in a few,
minutes. Physicians were called and
heart failure was given as the cause
of death and the body was Interred at
The following week Dr. Worden
said that he had paid $!00 to Burr just
before he started on the trip into tho
country. The money, however, was
not found on the dead man and sus
picion was arousHl. Burr's body waa
exhumed and a post-mortem was held.
It developed that death was caused by
potassium. Kvidenee to this effect was
introduced by the state. Dr. E. D.
Beed, of Ann Arbor, who analyzed the
stomach, also testified that a capsule
submitted for analysis contained a;
small amount of the same deady poi
son. Dr. Worden is about (K) years of age.
Seven years ago in Deerfield township,
Isabella county, he married a girl 14
yearsof age and ti ed an affidavit when
he secured the marriage license that
she was IS years of age. Soon after,
without getting a divorce, he married
her mother. For this he served three
years in the state penitentiary at Jack
son. EEPORT OF HEAVY LOSS
BY THE FRENCH FORCES
Paris, June 2. La Patris today pub
lishes an unconfirmed rumor that Fi
guig was occupied today with si
French loss of 00 men killed anil
Hong Kong, June 2. The French
consul reports that the insurgents in
Yun Xan province have captured the
towns of Cha Ping, Chan and Honi
Chau. Communication between Yun
Xan Fu and Tonguin has been cut.
BURGLARS SET FIRE THAT
DOES $60,000 DAMAGE
McKems Bock, Pa., June 2. Bur
glars broke into the office of Kidd
Brothers and Burghar's steel wire
mill early this morning. Finding noth
ing of value, after dynamiting the
safe, they set fire to the plant, entail
ing a loss of $60,000.
POPE HTJCH FATIGUED
FROM EFFECTS OF THE HEAT
Borne, June 2. The pope is fatigued
on account of the heat. His "doctor
has suspended all unnecessary audi
ences. FERRIS WHEEL SOLD FOR
31,800 TO A JUNK DEALER
Chicago, June 2. The Ferris wheel,
the attraction during the world's fair,
was sold today to a junk dealer for.
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