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VOL. LIU NO. 91.
ROCK ISLAND, IDIi., MONDAY, FJSBR lULll Y 8, ly04.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Grand Rapids Alderman the
Thirteenih on List for
MA CHEN JURY TAMPERED WITH
HEART OF METROPOLIS OF
NfflRYLAND A HIRNACE
RUSSIA All JAPAi OUT . ,
JrLUMA b kliuh 1 111 I to
Substantial Portion of Baltimore
stroyed With Loss Estimated
WORSE THAN BURNING OF CHICAGO
Fire Rages From
Raltimore. Feb. s. :;:; i. m. The
fire has pained fresh headway ami is
attacking the President street station,
said to In t lie oldest passenger sta
tion in tlit world.
'I'll lire is nt inir its wav along
President street to Thames street.
The burning" area is largely populated
ly foreigners. A number of packing
houses in the neighborhood of Presi
dent street are threatened.
Raltimore. Feb. 8, p. in. The
Associated I'res is able to announce
the progress of tlx tire is now check
ed and it is burning itself out. It took
27 hours to stop the progress of the
I'nrontrolled at Noon.
Raltimore, Feb. . At 1-' o'clock
Chief Me Fee. of t lie lire department.
said the fire was still oevon.l control.
r.altimore, Feb. s.--At noon the
burning area stretches for tdocks
along the harbor in the southeast sec
tion. Firemen are working" bravely,
but against fearful odds. The area
is em eloped in smoke that rises in
great volumes ami rolls away ovYr
the ret of the city. Stretching" back
along" .Jones Fallsis a host of build
ings gutted by flames.
From Lombard street bridge look
ing westward is a scene of utter de
struction. Firemen are dynamiting
buildings and walls in the burning
area and the intt. nations f the ex
plosions and the shrill whistles of the
tire engines adil to the indescribable
horror of the scene. F.vcry few minute-,
the falling" walls run be heard.
Travel through the district is
fraught with the greatest danger, and
even in the outlying parts of the dis
trict the Haines can be seen eating
their way through ruins and totter
ing walls make ingress an 1 egress the
Early Estimate i.0.000.000.
H i Iti more. Feb. S. pi a. in. The lo.s
from the tire which started yesterday
forenoon is estimated at $J.V).noi).000.
while the flames aie raging furiously
and spreading" to the eastward and
southward. There is hope they will
be spent within a few hours.
The I ova I tire department has been
reinforced by engines ami men from
Washington. Philadelphia, New York
;:nd a ihiiuInt of other cities.
The area of the lire district extends
from Liberty street n the west to
.tones Falls on the east. The distance
is three-quarters of a mile from Fay
ette to Pratt streets on the north and
The territory included a number of
large financial iustitutions. retail and
wholesale commercial houses, offices
of several railroads, the Western
I'nion ami Postal Telegraph com
panies, and all newspaper offices, in
cluding" the Associated Press, all of
w hich burned.
rrlated In Washington.
, Several publishers of newspapers
had their morning" editions printed en
presses at Washington. The pajx-rs
were delivered to the regular custom
ers early today. All electric tower is
destroy! and no street cars are run
m. Yesterday Depart-
Several Cities Are
ning-. The only loss of life so far re'
ported is a fireman from York, Pa.,
killed early today.
(low Warfield, after a conference
with Mayor Me Lane, today declared it
a leg.'il holiday. The necessary legis
lation will be introduced at Annapo
lis tonight to suspend business for a
week or 10 days, making that period
practically a legal holiday.
CrtMHes Jodm Falls.
At 1:15 this afternoon the flames
leaped across Jones Falls, a small
stream mulling through the business
section, and were attacking" the mass
of oyster and fruit packing" establish
ments. St t w it hstanding a fierce
northerly "wind was blowing, the tire-
men were making a heroic fight and it
was believed would confine the fire to
the west side of the stream.
Thirty-five persons have been re
ported injured. The property loss is
estimated between .fLMHUMio. oo: and
$:;(K).(MK,(HM). The residence portion is
unscathed. The city is practically
under military rule. There lias Iteen
no looting. The police are reinforced
by orticers from Philadelphia. Wash
ington ami by state and regular
It is anticipated there will be much
suffering ami destitution. Officials
are already discussing- means of relief.
It is estimated 2.mii) persons are
thrown out ( f employment.
Prealdent Scnda Aid.
President I'ooscvelt this afternoon
sent KMl I'nited States engineers, who
carried 1."(H) pounds of guncotton
with fuses, to assist the authorities
here in checking the flames.
The estimated loss to insurance
companies will be S.sn.oilo.lHlO. The big
companies im!i idual losses are from
.f5MI.IMM to .$2.om,ikh.
Corhlo to Take Command.
Washington. Feb. f. At the urgent
request of the governor of Maryland
Lieut. Ceil. Chaffee sent telegraph or
ders to (ien. t'orhiu. commanding the
department of east New York, to pro
ceed forthwith to Raltimore to take
military command of the situation
there. Nearly a thousand soldiers
have been ordered to serve under him.
Worw Than Cbleaeo Fir.
Chicago. Fob. S. The territory
burned by the Chicago tire of Oct. 1),
IS71, amounted to :M'" acres, involv
ing a loss of over $l!X.U0O.f00. If the
estimated loss in the aKltiniore tire is
correct the total loss there will exceed
that of the Chicago lire hy at lea&t
Raltimore. F'eb. S. The tire which
broke out at a. few minutes before 11
a. in. yesterday iu the wholesale ciry
goods house of John F.. Hurst &. Co.
has rauged with unrestrained fury con
tinuously, and at midnight it was" still
unchecked, but was steadily eating its
consuming way eastward on Baltimore
street, after having destroyed almost
all of the large stores and warehouses
in the wholesale district around Hop
kins place, and all the buildings on
both sides of Faltimore street from
Howard to Holllday street, from
Charles and Baltimore to Charles and
Lexi nc too, and on Fayette street from
Charles to Holliday, including a total
of atout twenty blocks of the most
modern "and substantial buildings in
Continued on Page Eigne
Estimated loss, $:;oo.ooo.000.
Kstimated area covered, the
Pest business section of city
Fire burned 1'T hour. without
All newspaper plants, sill elec
tric power houses, principal sky
scrapers, and main banks an.!
Twenty thousand persons out
Estimated loss to insurance
Number reported injured, '.',".
No known 1jss of life.
OBJECT TO HAVING
Maids iict Out Injunction
Against Paper to I' re
JaiiesviUe, Wis.. Feb. S. Three
weeks ago. in its Sunday morning edi
tion, a Janesvil.'e newspaper printed
a list of leading old bachelors of the
city, and after a short description of
the many good qualities of each, rec
ommended that girls should not lose
the chance of their lives. Saturday
morning the same paper came out
with the announcement that in Sun
day's issue it intended to print a list
of 40 Janesville old iraids, each one
of whom was willing to wed. The an
nouncement caused a small panic
among the aged females, with Ihe re
sult that- legal papers were svrved on
the newspaper which prevented its
irticle from appearing.
CHIEF OF POLICE IS
Turbulent Scene at Springfield When
Finding of Jury is
Springtieid. Hi.. Feb. S. The Sanga
mon county grand jury adjourned
amid a scene of turbulence alter vot
ing an indictment against Chief of Po
lice James Anderson, charging him
with extortion. The indictment is
based on the collection of quarterly
tines from keepers of disorderly houses.
State's Attorney William E. Shutt un
dertook to persuade the jury that an
indictment of this soit would not lie
because the fines had been regularly
assessed in accordance with the city
ordinances and a stormy debate fol
lowed. Afterthe indictment was voted May
or Hevereaux appeared on the scene
and engaged in a wordy altercation
with Henry miller, clerk of the grand
jury, whom lie accused of being re
sponsible for the charge against the
chief of police. The jury, which has
been iii session five weeks .was sched
uled te report during the day, but the
excitement over the indictment of the
chief of police broke up the proceed
ings and the report was not prepared.
THE NEW CHICAGO THEATRE ORDINANCE WILL
CAUSE CROWDING AT NATIONAL RE
Chicago. Feb. 8. The suli-committec
of the national Republican committee
which has been making preliminary
projiarations for the national Republic
an convention to le held at Chicago.
June 1. has concluded its work and
adjourned. Committeemen Harry S.
New, of Indiana: It. It. Schneidr. of
Nebraska, and V. F. Stone, of Mary
rar.a. sergeant-at-arms of the national
committee, will meet again in Chicago
attout May 'JO. continuing at work un
til after the convention has adjourned.
The sulM-ommittee spent most of the
day in discussion of the seating ar
rangements of the Coliseum, where the
convention will be held.
On the projection of the i la t form
near the sjeakers will le scats for the
chairman of the national committee,
the chairman of' the convention, the
seTetary of the convention, and the
sergeant-at-arms. l ack of them, on
a platform elevated four and one-half
feet, come the tifty-one memlers of
the national committee. Back of the
committeemen has been arranged an
incline with 4 seats for distinguished
guests, party leaders, etc. The press
circle, acccjBiSpdatins. about 2Q.0 tne.ii.
Defense Slakes tho Allegatlon
WfDne Recalled to
Crnnd Pap ids. Mich.. Feb. 8. The
ji:ry In the case of Alderman J.intes
Mol. -irgcd wiili having accepted a
bribe of tk'tO in connection with the
Lake Michigan water scar.dal. after be
ing out twenty-live hours, has ren
der d a verdict of guilty. Sentence
was deferred till March 1 and the de
fendant was released on s:'.ux bail.
The next case for trial is that of
Alderman Charles T. Johnson, charged
with having accepted a brilte of $300
in connection with the water scandal
and is sot for Thursday next. Thus
far ten past and present city officials
nave pleaded guilty, and three, includ
ing Mol, have Iteen convicted of one
crime or another in connection with
the water scandal. Of-the twenty-five
prominent men against, whom c harges
were uiaue twelve are sun awaiting
Says Jury VVat Approached.
Washington. Folk 8.-1 merest in the
postal trial attached 'to a complaint
made by Kumler, representing the I-o-
lenzes, that he had received a letter in
timating that attempts had been made
to tamper with the jury in n way prej
udicial to his clients and the other de
fendants. Justice Pritcbard held a long
conference with counsfJ of both sides,
but nothing was given out. Mr. Eo
renz concluded her testimony, and
Ferdinand W. Machen of Toledo, an
uncle of A. W. Machei . explained his
connection with the oi business, and
nothing notable was e icited.
First Assistant Posti inster tleneral
Wynne was recalled aijd in answer to
questions by I Douglass 1 stated that he
came to the conclusion In 100'J that
Machen was a scoundrel: that he said
so to his superior officer, the postmas
tor general, but did not sav so to
Machen. his subordinate. P.eing asked
if he (Wynne) was .suspected ho said:
"I am proud to say I. was not." He
had after beginning to suspect Machen
approved expenditures recommended
by Machen for $110,000.
ROMAN CATHOLIC PRIEST
PLEADS FOR THE HOME
Sioux City, la.. Feb. 8. IU. Hev. P.
J. (Janigan. Roman Catholic bishop
of the see of Sioux City, in his. Lenten
letter to tho priests of thisdioeesesays:
"The most threatening menace to
home anJ church and state in our time
is the loseness of the marriage tie.
Marriage is indeed the most sacred, the
most vital and the most invaluable
contract that can be entered into by
This is true of the Natural contract
as well as of the Chri tian sacrament
of matrimony, for it is be corner stone
of the social fabric, n I the pure well
spring of public and oj-ivate morality.
Divorce is the curse of" our age. it is
unchristian and imnior tl. Porn of irre
ligion and sensuality t is fast under
mining the foundati ns on which
church and state rest J"
SNOW BLOCKADE ON
FERE MARQUETTE ENTS
Detroit. Feb. 8. Assistant General
Suiterintcndent W. D. Trump, of the
Pere Manpiette railroad, announces
that the snow blockade in the "Thumb"
district has lieen broken. Trains have
been pushed through to both Port Aus
tin and Harbor Heaoh. On other di
visions of the Pere Marquette trains
n re now running on tinie..
Is ar;-i;med in an s-u i iiole arouml
the sieakrs stage nnd the platform
occupied by the national committee.
Owing to the necessity for the econo
mizing of spate an absolute rule has
Ieen made hy Sergeant at-Arms Stone
that the press satwill be a 1 luted
only to press reprexetativeii actually
telepraphir.ar re-torts i the prcgress of
the convention. All tiykf ts and badges
Xor the convention, including thoie for
reporters, delegatrs.'tilteruates. otc.
will lx given out by the sergeant-at-arms
at the Auditotium Annex on June
3. the day lx-fore the' convention.
Store, to whom lias Ieen left the
work of securing the ticket, has de
cided that they shall l designed in a
style emblematic of the Republican
party, ar.d le fn such form as to Ik
suitable for preservation as souvenits.
The allotment of j res'i tickets. Stone
explains, to actual working newspaper
reportersexcludes altsolutely represent
atives of trade pa-ers. weekly Journals
and Hm like. When the new building
ordinance was adopted following the
Ircpuois theater tire ft eot the Coli
seum 3.000 seats, reducing the seating
capacity, to. 8,200, j
FOUR POINTS RUSSIA
REFUSES TO CON
CEDE. First: Kight of Japan to ask
for a treaty covering" the sov
ereignty of Manchuria.
Second: Japan's sovereignty
Third.: No fortification of
southern Korea that might
threaten Russia's communica
tion with Port Arthur and Vhul
ivostock. Fourth: No neutral zone on
both sides of the Valu river.
NEGRO BEATEN FOR
Talked Too Freely About an Ac
sault to Suit the
i?o:tnoke. Va.. Feb. S. Taylor Fields.
a negro who was charged with talk
ing about the assault of Mrs. Shields
and her little daughter in a way cal
culated to incite the blacks, was taken
from his home at Salein by a mob of
f.everal hundred men. and with a rope
around his neck taken to the main
street of the town, striped to the
waist, bound to a telephone pole and
unmercifully whipped with pieces of
electric light wire and sticks.
Three negroes, one of them a preach
er, have been driven out of Roanoke
for their talk about the Shields case.
The mayor has.sinoe theoeoccurrences,
discharged the militia, which had been
hold under arms for a week to prevent
GET IN THE RACE
His Announcement of Vice Presi-
dential Aspirations i'x
Indianapolis. Fob. S. The predic
tion is freely made h.-re among leading
Republican politicians that I'nited
States Sena lor Fairbanks will formally
consent to be a candidate for the vice
presiih ncy. avd that the announce
incut will be made within one week.
Chairman James P. Goodrich returned
from Washington on Thursday, after
a conference vitli the senator, and it
is understood that friends of Ihe sen
ator are being informed of his pur
pose, and that the delegates to the na
tional convention are to be instructed
It is saiil that Senator Fairbanks
does not really want the nomination,
and diil not consent to take It till the
demand tiecame so general that he did
not feel that he could hold out longer
against it. It is no secret here that
Republicans believe the senator will
(strengthen the ticket in the enst.
Surveyor of Custom at UaleitH.
Washington. Feb. . The president
to;.av nominated William Vincent ur-
vevor of eu-tonis at the port of ;a-
As fhe committee had counted on
nearly JHhio seats, this exclusion was
found necessary. Applications for
seat in the press section, it is an
nounced. Eiust be addressed to Ser-geant-at-Arm
Stone, at the custom
An interest ins innovation is planned
in the institution of a telephone system
in the Coliseum which will enable the
sergeant-at-arms Jo communicate In
stantly with all exits. In order that
the machinery for handling the crowds
may le as nearly perfect as possible
the local committee lias agreed to turn
the convention hall over to Stor., at
least two days Ix-fore the convention,
to give him time to drill his ushers,
doorkeejers and other assistants.
Working rooms and sleeping quarters
for the ub-oinmittee have been se
cured at the Auditorium Annex, and
the Green Parlor, with seats for 1.V
people, at Mie same hostelry, for the
national committee. In this parlor the
committee will meet proleibly a week
before the convention to hear contest
ed election cases. I.hing rooms for
Chairman ..anna. Secretary Heath and
Assistant Secretary Owens have also
been taken at the Annex.
Step Preparatory to Beginning of
Actual Warfare Has Been
NO FORMAL DECLARATION EXPECTED
Russia Declares Japan is Responsible Move
ment of Fleets and Armies
London. Feb. s. The Japanese min
ister. Ilaashi, has informed the As
sociated Press that military steps con
templated by Japan for the preserva
tion of its interests in the far east
have already commenced. I lie minis
ter was careful to point out. however.
that this does not mean actual hos
tilities, but strategic action through
pouring" Japanese troops into Korea
and Manchuria. This. he stales, is
now in progress.
quate to meet
will have fully
the forces are ade
any emergency, and
two or three days. He regards the
breaking olT of negotiations as tanta
mount to war, and does not look for
any formal declaration.
Washington. Feb. S. The state de
partment lias received a cablegram
from the American legation at Seoul
to the effect that it is reported Jap
anese warships have arrived off Mas
anipho. but telegraphic communica
tion has been cut off, and it is im
possible to confirm the report.
St. Petersburg. Feb. S. An impor
tant council was held at the palace
today. Fnder directions of the czar
it was decided to telegraph to Viceroy
Mexieff to scrupulously ntoid any
step which might provoke hostilities.
Kxpect Fight Hourly.
Vienna, Feb. S. Admiral Paron on
Spaun. commander-in-chief of the
Austrian mny. has received a dis
patch from the commander of .the
Austrian legation guard at Pckiu to
the effect that Japan has embarked
her regimental guards and two army
dhisirns on 40 steamers and that the
lliissian cruiser division had sailed
from Port Arthur air! lighting was
Paris. I'Vb. s.- The French foreign
i ftice is adi-ed ibis afternoon that
ii'.c Ji' a.'iese have cut the cable cou
nt ding Japan and Korea.
Perliu. Feb. S. The Deiitseh Tage-
Zeitung a thrms upon diplomatic au
thority that three Ku-siaii ships haw
been captured by the Japanese. t
St. Petersburg. Feb. S. The Official
Messenger publishes the following cir
cular telegram, dated Feb. i. which
has been sent out by the Russian for
eign minister to the representatives of
the Russian government abroad: "Act
ing under instructions from his gov
ernment the Japanese minister at the
imperial court has presented a note
which informs " the imperial govern
ment of tho decision of Japan to break
off further negotiations and recall her
minister and the entire staff at the Jap
Pnta the Blame on Japan.
In consequence of this his imperial
majesty has been pleastd to order that
the Russian minister at Tokio, with
the whole staff of the imperial mis
sion, shall leave the capital of Japan
without delay. Such an attitude on
the part of the Tokio government,
which lias not even awaited the ar
rival of the answer of the Imperial
government, which was sent off during
the last Tew days, throws the whole re
sponsibility for the consequence which
may arise from a rupture of diplomat
ic negotiations between the two em
pires on Japan."
KISSIAN AM JAPANESE VIEWS
Rea I KorpriMd, bat the Jap Get Tired
of the IonK Wait.
St, Petersburg, Feb. 8, -j- Although
the fear was general" here that" thd
presentation of the Russian uote to .lu
pau might be followed by uu act on
the part of the Japanese government
which would plunge the two countries
iuto war the startling action, ot J a yam
in severing diplomatic" 'relations' wnn
Russia before the actual delivery of
the Russian note came like, a holt
from clear sky.
Tokio. Feb. S. The severance of
diplomatic relations between Rnsslai
and Japan appears to tit only a step
towards war. although wheu Ihe min
ister ot' Russia and Japan withdraw
from their respective posts quick" and
decisive action is expected. When Min
ister of Foreign Affairs Komurn on
Saturday notified Haron tie Rosen, tho
Russian minister.of Japan's determina
tion to sever diplomatic relations he 1
reported to have declared to him that
Japan is tired of Russia's delays,
evasions and insincerity, and has de
cided to take 'Independent action for
the conservation of Japan's Oriental
interests. During the final negotiation
Japan's repeated requests for au an
swer were treated in a most unsatis
Japan waited until convinced that
it was useltss to wait longer ami hasj
now ended the discussion. The Indica
tions are that there will be no formal
declaration of war. Japan will public
ly define its position and purposes,
and the foreign olllce has prepared a
new statement which will soon be an
nounced. Today Japan will unques
tionably seize Korea, and although
Russia has previously intimated that
it would not Interfere, iu view of this
country's present attitude develop
ments are eagerly awaited.
HANNA IS WEAKER
AND PULSE HIGHER
Progress of Fever Evident But is Not
Vet at Critical
Washington. Feb. S. --At the Arling
ton hotel this morning it was report
ed Senator Ilauna had passed a com
fortable night. .The doctor did not
hold a c nisii 1 1 a t ion until II.
'he foMowiiig bulletin wa- issued at
II o'clock by the phy sieia lis: . "I I a n
na's temperature is a. little higher,
"(:: pulse, st. regular; respiration. 1.
Little irritability of the stomach.
Mind quite clear. (.t-neral condition
Washington. Feb. S. Senator Han
na passed the day without any radical
change iu his i-oiididtion. Ills extreme
weakness was more marked than here
tofore and his temperature was a lit
tle higher. Those attending him. how
ever, insist there is nothing t-igniticant
iu these conditions and that there are
no developments on which to elianco
their expressed lelief that the outlook
is hojieful for the senator's recovery.
The bulletin given out immediately
after Dr. Rlxey nunle his call about
U h. m. follows: "o decided changes
in Senator Hauna's condition thifl
morning. TemKrature. lol.: pulse,
'.." This was a rise of 1) of a de
gree in twenty-four hours and of on
and six-fenths since Friday morning,
when the first official announcement
was made ofo the presence of typho d.
The 4 p. ni. bulletin said: "Senator
Hanna is doing well. The
heart's action is good and there are nu
H. W. OLIVER, WELL KNOWN
STEEL 0PEBAT0B, IS DEJD
Pittsburg. Pa.. Feb. H. Henry W.
Oliver, a well-known steel capitalist
ami politician, died at his home early
today of a complicationof disea-e-.
I'romiirat Civil Engineer Head.
Madison. Wis.. Feb. 8. Josenh T.
rodge. a leadinz civil engineer In thm
building of the Northern Pacific La
dea J, usd 17k .