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VOL. LITE, no 11 a.
BOCK ISLAND, ELI.., FRIDAY, FJOBRU-aJiT Jt, 104.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
JAPANESE DECLARE THEY
MILLIONS LOST N
apic nflc tra in hit ah
Account Says Port Arthur Harbor Was Blocked
and No Loss
WAR IS CARRIED TOWARD VLADIVOSTOCK
Russian Merchants, Piqued at Attitude of United
London, Feb. 'JG. The Japanese le
gation tolay, pave out an official dis
patch from Tokio saving that on the
24th four old vessels, escorted by tor
pedo boats, ran into the entrance of
Port Arthur harbor for the purpose
ftj blocking its month. The object
sought was attained and officers and
crews returned safely.
Tells of Japanese Itepul.
St. Petersburg. Feb. "'. A long offi
cial telegram giving detail of the at
tack on I'ort Arthur Feb. U'i was re
ceived this afternoon and is now in
the hands of the military censorship
committee. The Associated Press
learns the attack developed into a
general engagement between the Jap
anese squadron and the Russian
squadron, which continued for three
hours ii nd resulted in the repulse of
Another Utmllogr by Jap.
Yin Kow, Feb. 2(5. Native rotorts
that the Japanese lmve landed at Pos
siot bay and subsequently undertook
operation against Iluw.hun and to
wards Kiriin have received qualiticd
continuation from Kuglish inissiotiary
refugees who have arrived at 2?ew
Chwnng. This reported advance has
produced consternation among the Ku
lojioaii civilians residing in the Hue of
Orography of tb Movement.
Possiet bay is in Russia u Man
churia, seventy-lite miles southwest of
Vladivostok. Ilunchuii is on the left
bank 'of the Tuinen river and about,
forty miles to the west of Possiet buy.
Kirin is n hi;' Mnnchurian town, and
Jies alout -2 miles inland and to the
wet of Fossiet bay.
( ouiinrut uf Ignition Kill tor.
Ixmdon, Feb. :!;.-- Aluxt all the
Ixmdon newspapers, in discussing
Viceroy Aioxieft's n port of the al
tenipt to block Fort Arthur harbor, in
cline to the belief ihat Admiral TV go
succeeded in so far as to make the
chain-! impassable for large hattle
hips. eveu if it is still free to small
er craft, ami presume that the reported
second attack, if it did txvur. was
devoted to an attempt to sink further
obstacles to navigation.
The Itritish forelgu office has ic
ceivoil an otlicipl dispatch saving that
not one of the Jap-aiieso torpedo boeits
was dauuigcd in the attack on I'm t
l'ouiet Km Development.
If the report from Yin Kow of a
Japanese landing near Vladivostok,
which at present is based on mission
ary and native statements, should
prove correct a most important and
new development in the Japanese
erntions will have Ixvn revealed, as
it points to an attack on Vladivostok,
from which Fossiet bay is only a little
over seventy miles distant.
RISSIANS AKK IXtLIXi SUItK
Apparent r'rlemlnhip of 1'nrle
Sam for Japan.
St. Petersburg, Feb. The irrita
tion against the Fnited States ou ac
count of the supposed unfriendly at
titude of that country towards .Russia.
Secretary Shaw Says We Will
Get Title Before Paying for Canal
.New York. Feb. -CI. St-retary
Shaw came to New York, and in an
interview with a reiorter of The Even
ing Fost. is quoted as follows, rela
tive to the Panama canal title held by
the French comjviny: "No money will
be paid- over till we are sure of a clear
title. That I think we will o ure be
yond all doubt, although it may tak
a little time to complete the formali
ties and get the papers in shape."
"Will it le necessary for our gov
crnineut to send a representative to
Farts? was asked. "It may le," Shaw
replied- "Hut that point has not been
wttled. The matter will be adjusted
all right, but the process may take a
little longer than we r.tstk ipatcd. The
call on the deiositary t anks will le
made in time to have the fluids iu
hand a week or iiKwe before the trans
fer has to t effected. If I thought
that we Imd to pny the money over to
Panama iu tea days I would scud out
Orders for Goods.
which was slightly noticeable through
out the negotiations, seem to have be
come daily more pronounced; and since
the Vicksburg incident at Chemulpo
(when the commander of this United
State gunboat is said to have refuued
to unite with the commanders of oth
er foreign warships at Chemulpo to
protest against the lighting which re
sulted in the loss of the Russian war
ehips Variag and Korietz. and the fact
that the Vicksburg did not take cn
board survivors of Uje Russian ships)
Fnited State? an business men here are
really alarmed concerning the possible
effect upon United Statesan trade.
Within the last few !iys orders for
United Statesan goods have been coun
termanded, the only explanation given
being that the pro.q eetive purchasers
did not desire to buy such goods under
the present circumstances. United
States Consul Ccneral Watt. has been
apicaled to by a United Statesan firm
which had a large contract for sc hool
supplies, the contract having been per
Orders for the importation of a big
consignment of wood pulp have also
been countermanded, the intending
purchaser nying in his letter that he
could not be expected to do business
with the United States after the Vicks
burg incident. Watts has felt it to be
his duty to write to the state depart
ment, minting out the state of public
feeling here, and the great prospective
damage to 1rado from theUnitcd States
unless measures were taken to allay
Vlrkaburg Succored tbe RuKslanH.
Washington. Feb. '. Commander
Marshall, of the steamer Vicksburg.
at Chemulpo, cabled the navy depart
ment today that he was among the
first to offer assistance to Ilussian
sailors from the warships sunk by the
Ja pa Hi'.- e.
French Cheer ItuMlaiiH.
Cannes. France. Feb. "JO. (iraud
Duke (leotge. of Russia, anil wife ar
rived here today. There were loud
cheeTs for Russia as they passed
Russian at Kin-Vow.
Tien-Tsin. Feb. 2',. The Russians
have placed an armed sentry at the
Yin-Kow railroad station. A detach
ment of 300 Russians, with two guns
is outside Shin-Ming-Tung.
AVERT ALL TROUBLE
Porte Conducting Negotiations With
Diplomatic Agent of
Constantiiw pie. Feb. In conse
quence of an understan ling already
rcached as a result of communica
tions exchanged between the porte
and the Rulgarian diplomatic agent
here, the conviction now prevails that
there will be no complications in the
spring. Demobilization on both sides
is being discussed.
tne can by wire immediately:" lne
banks are today fully prepared for it
and could finance the withdraw
als without difficulty.
Faris. Feb. 2. Conversations white
have occurred between M. Ro. presi
dent of the Fanama Canal company,
and Ambassador Forter snow that In
the opinion of the former no litacleB
will be placed by ibe comjKiny in the
way of the transfer of tho concession
to the Fnited States. At the Colom
bian legation the hope is expressed
that tbe Fnited States will delay the
purchase of the concession until the
French courts pass upon the two ap
plications submitted to them first,
n order prohibiting the company from
concluding the sale; second, und an or
der that the company recognize the
right of Colombia t Lor shares, which
the company holds passed with the
sovereignty to Fanama. The courts
have fixed March 9 for the arguments.
Scaffold Falls 250 Feet From Dome of Chicago
Postoffice Building This Afternoon.
Chicago, Feb. 2G. The scaffold in
the dome of the new postofh'ee build
ing suddenly collapsed this afternoon,
carrying 15 men to the first floor of
the building, killing them all.
Scores of policemen und firemen
were quickly summoned to clear away
the debris and permit the recovery of
Fell 250 Feet.
The ictimshad a sheer descent of
Mother and Daughter
Killed at Iowa
CONDUCTOR AT FAULT
Victims Were Trying
to Help Each
Des Moines. Feb, :ti. Mrs. ('. 1!.
Fountain and her mother, Mrs. A.
Hogue. of Valley .function. Iowa, were
crushed to death todav in an elevator
iccident at the state house.
The elexator operator started the
age before Mrs. Hogue had fully got
.ut of reach of the door. The daugh-
er. noticing her danger, reached out
o grab her and was caught between
the cage and ceiling and instantly
The operator then reversed the pow
r. The mother made a plunge fi r
the daughter and was caught between
the floor of the building and the roof
of the cage.
PRISONER CALLS A
JURY "DIRTY BUNCH"
Chicago Desperado Angered at lie
celvinjr a Life Sen
tence. Chicago. Feb. lt; The deatli penalty
was adjud?od to be the proper thin?
by a jury in 'Judge Smith's cirtrt on
James Saiunions and John I.ym lu two
members of a trio of desperate crim
inals whose work rivaled that of the
notorious "automatic trio" now on trial
for their lives for the ear-barn mur
ders. Hugh Uilhy. the third of the
desperadoes, was sentenced for life.
As the jury was preparing to leave the
court room and as the deputy sheriffs
took charge of the prisoners Iteilly
stoo.1 up anil almost shouted at th
jury: "Say. you dirty bunch, why
didn't you hang me. too?"
The jurymen paid little attention to
the remark and Keilly. with Salomons
and Lynch, were hurried from the
rom. There was a seem in the court
room when tho verdict was read.
Lynoh's two sisters, and other rela
tives of the murderers were present,
and when the fatal sentence was pro
nounced sever;;! women started to rush
toward the prisoners. They were inter
cepted by deputy sheriffs and forced
back to their seats, where they sat sob
bing. JURY FREES MBS. LEWIS
CHARGED WITH MURDER
Sigourney. Is.. Feb. i'U. Mrs. F.olle
Lewis, who was charged with the mur
der of her husband by poison, lias been
released from prison after a trial last
ing nine days.
Kraotniiiat'nii of Ijtndis.
Frankfort. Ind.. Frb. -JS.- lb iTPscr.t
ative Charles . I .a t:Ks. of the Ninth
Indiana district, was lenoiniii.-.b d by
acclaiiietioii by the Republicans. Tin
resolutions indorsed the national and
state administration. I-'indis in his
siKH'ch fa voted an c:ihir.ed navy and
said: "In the eyes of the American
people. I"rcsul-nt Ibxisevclt is already
renominated and elected."
ow Ma !!- Atf(l I OX Trai.
Sioux City. Ia.. Feb. 2'".. J.inies
Bare, the oldest man in western Iowa,
is dead, aged lirj. Hare never wore
dasses and could sec tothread & needle
cp to the tiuie of bis death,
250 feet through sjace. The i,en were
at work on a big scaffold finishing up
decorations on the interior of the
There is a space beneath extending
to the first floor, and it was down this
ln;le through all the floors that tons
of splintered wood surrounding the
men fell with a crash. The men. were
Not a Moan Was Heard tn
After the sound of the fall died
away no cries or mins of pain were
TREATY IN FORCE
Canal Pact Went Into Effect by
MAY NOW PROCEED TO WORK
Ratifications Kichaoged by Hay and
I2nn.au Varllla at
Washington, Feb. !. Secretary Hay
and Minister Ibinaii Varilla at 10:."50
today exelianged ratifications of the
Fanama canal treaty at the state de
partment. At 11 :."( was issued the proclama
tion putting the canal treaty into ef
fect. Telegraphs Resignation.
M. l'unaii Varilla, minister from
Panama, today cabled his resignation
as such to the president of that re
public. FIVE CRUSHED TO
DEATH IN A MINE
Cave-in at the Minnie Ilealy at
Kutto. Mont.. Fob. -'. Five lives
were iost by a cave-in of earth and
rock in the Minnie Ilealy mine. The
dead ire: Thomas Ilaggerty, shift
Loss; Thomas Furlong. Wiiiiam Dwyir,
Ike Abrah::i:i and Anion Tiir.etti. uiln
i'j's. 'l'!i- ;h ident .-c'.u red on the
sixth floor of the !..-foot level.
Foreman oJsejdi Kane was iuformeu
that the ground in tbat place was very
sift and in danger of falling. He
withdrew all the miners who were
working there. Later Shift Boss- Hag
gerty took Furloug. Dwyer, Abraham
and Trinetti into tho place to bulk
head and otherwise strengthen tho
weak spote. Just how: the fall came
will never be kuown.
MERCHANTS OF STATE
MEET NEXT AT M0LINE
Fekin, III.. Feb. 26. The. 1 1 1 h annual
state convention of the Illinois IJetail
Merchants association ciosed here
with the election of the following offi
cers: President, C. ,J1. Tebbett.-., Chi
cago: First vice president, tieorge II.
Kingsbury, Hoc. Island; second vice
president. tieorge Uansolb. IVlle
ville; secretary, (ieorge K.'tlreen, Pe
oria; treasurer, T. Scbmid. Chicago;
e-xeciilive board. (Ieorge A. Kchorer.
Feoria: William Freis, Chicago; Ferd
C. Fan ley. Fckin. Moliue was select
e 1 as the next meeting place.
JURY IN MACHEN CASE
RETIRES TO DELIBERATE
Washington. Feb. L'G Judge Pritch
ard read his charge to the jury in the
postal trial today. The latter retired
at 11. '
WOOD'S CASE TO COME UP
AGAIN NEXT MONDAY
Washington, Feb. 'jiV An agree
ment has been reached lietween Sena
tors Foraker and Itlackburn to take up
the question of the confirmation or
Genera Leonard Wood Mondtiy next
and continue it until disposed of.
C'hililren Hiirurt to UriUh.
Johnstown. Fa.. Feb. J''. Elsie and
Rolx-rt Shonafelt. aged '. and 4 year?;,
respectively, were, burned to death in
their home in this city. Their moth
er, who is a widow, had gii;e just
across the street to visit a noighlior,
and the first she knew of the fire was
when the fV lines burst from the dcior.
ry that time it was too Jate to ave
the little ones.
Cliicf C liiueM Mawii I Ie.l.
. Denver. Feb. 20. Long Wah Sang,
known ad chief of the Chinese Free
Masons, is dead in this ity. After
elalrate funeral rereuiooHt his body
will be shipped direct to Hong Kong.
Sang owneil nearly all the Chiuee
gambling resors tn Denver and 'was
reputed to be very wealtbT,
heard. 'i'he j'ljl r.; ;is constructed
largelv of two-bv-fo-.ir timbers, in
some places nailed together length
It was constructed under the direc
tion of the Lenncx-llaldemaii com
pany, subcontractors for John Feirce
company, who have charge of the in
Declare Bat Two Were Killed.
Later: The police now announce but
two workmen were killed by the fall
of the scaffold.
Wreck at Dyersville,
Iowa, Fatal to
PROBABLY A FIFTH
Failure to Flag Sec
ond Crew the
Des Moines. Feb. 20. The front sec
tion of n fast stock and freight train
ran into the rear end of another stock
and freight train on the Great West
ern railroad last evening just out of
Fireman K. W. Greismold. of the
rear train, was killed. Three stock
men of the front section were killed
and their bodies cremated.
Two other stockmen riding in the
caboose of the first section were bad
ly injured. The wreck caught fire and
the caboose and refrigerator car were
I.lst of Dead.
Duhutiic, Feb. -. The dead as a
lesult of last night's wreck at Dyers
C. W. (IKISWOLD. fireman. I'.arnes-
A. C. THOMAS, stockman. Dloeton,
J. W. IiirYMK. stockman. Lorimer.
THOMAS CAVA N Al't III. Milwaukee,
F. L. Fuche, enroute to Wellington,
111., will probably die from injuries.
The accident was caused by the
brakeinau failing to Hag the rear
WANTED THE LIMIT
AND RECEIVED IT
Forger Makes Affidavit to Guilt and
ia Ciiven II
Indianapolis. Feb. ";. "I want the
longest kci:(i-iiii .you can give me."
said John L. Milton to Judge Alford
after an affidavit charging him with
numerous forgeries had been road to
the court. lie was sent to the Jeffer
sonville reformatory for fourteen
years. Milton, without previous in
timation, ame before the court with
John Spa hr. an attorney.
He had engaged Spahr to prepare
the affidavit, alleging offenses of which
the authorities had been ignorant.
Many merchants had been bis victims,
but Milton's father had always cov
ered his losses. Milton was- satisfied
with the sentence, saying th.it he pre
ferred to reform in a prison rather
than at home.
SUE TO SAVE PLACES IN
Minneapolis. Feb. 2'!.' Certain Chi
cago millwrights who are members of
the International Flour and Cereal Em
ployes' union have legirn suit in the
fe5eral court here to prevent the un
ion from expelling or susioi;ding them.
The dispute arooe over certain mill
work in Chicago which the Carpenters'
union there claimed lelonged to them,
but which was being done by mill
wrights. RUSSIA CONVICTS TWO
MORE OF KILLING JEWS
KiehonefT. Iu.s. ia. Feb. Two
brothers named Fetreske were placed
on trial here, charged with having
taken part in the Jewish massacres.
Each wai sentenced to four years' pen
al strritmle. . .
Rages Uncontrolled in the Business District From
5 a. m. Till Nearly f.oon.
LARGE FIRMS ARE
Frozen Mains and Extremely Cold Weather Pre
vent Effective Work by Firemen.
Uochester. X. V.. Feb. M. Main
street, east between St.. Paul and
North, in the heart of the business
district, is burning. The loss is al
ready estimated at f.l.OOO.OOO. .
The fire broke out in the basement
of the Uochester Dry Goods company
about . and at 11 was believed to be
under control.' Dutfalo and Syracuse
were appealed to for aid. the latter
city sending engines and firemen.
I.arre Firm Losers.
The heaviest losers are Sibler, Li ml-
sac A Curr company, F.eagle & Sher
burne company. Uochester Dry Goods
company, and Walker Shoe company.
The loss to. business offices cannot
now be estimated. Assistant Fire
Chief .laynes is the only person in
jnntl. The extremely cold weather and
froen water mains made fire fighting
a difficult and hazardous task.
BRYAN EAST LOOKING
AFTER BENNETT CASE
New I faven. Conn.. Feb. 20. Will
iam J. lb-van came here from wusn
iugton on business oolineotedi with the
will of the late 1". S. Dennett, of which
he is executor. He was in consulta
tion with Judge Cleavehind, of ihe
probate court. A new demurrer was
liU-il iii the superior court by counsel
for Mis. I eiinett. widow of F. S. Den
nett. The demurer was to the an
sw r recently entoird by Dryan to the
suit for the construction of the Den
nett will. Hryan said he had in
formed Judge Clen vela ml that all par
ties interested in the will have agreed
upon a plan for the disposal of the
personal estate, which, however, lias
nothing to d with the matters now
BISHOP IS OPPOSED
TO MIXED MARRIAGES
(Jrajid Uapids. Mich, Fob. - i. Ut.
flew Henry Joseph Itichter, bishop of
the Crand I. apids diocese of the'Ko
iiian Catholic church, in a letter rend
at the services in all Koman Catholic
churches in the diocese, has taken a
strong stand against mixed marriages.
He appeals to the Roman Catholic
priests to do all in their power to stop
such practices. H'ishop Richter sug
gests to the young men and young wo
men of the church thattbey should not
keep company with Protestants.
CAUSE OF DOUBLE CRIME
DufTalov Feb. 2('.. Henry L. Swarf,
a prominent attorney, was probably
fatally shot today by II. W. Knowles,
a dry goods merchant. Knowles com
mitted suicide. It is believed the
crime was the result of business com
plications. Schwartz died shortly after being
removed to the hospital.
BURBANK PRODUCES A
NEW VARIETY OF POTATO
San Francisco. Feb. "0. Luther
Durbank. the "wizard of horticulture,'
Bottle Trick Played on Senator
Tillman While He is Speaking
Washington. Feb. 20. While the
senate was considering the agricultural
appropriation Tillman and I'ailey had
a good-buiuored controversy, both l.e
ing on their feet at the same time as
Tillman was s'teaking. Warren tip
toed to Tillman's side and abstracted
a bottle from the South Carolina sena
tor's jvocket. Tlie lottle contained a
colorless liipiid. Warren removed the
cork, rnieliod the contents, replaced the
cork, and then unnoticed by Tillman
returned the lottIe to the latter' inn-kef.
The senate and the galleries were
convulsed with laughter.
Tillman was unconscious of the by
play, but not so with F.ailey. He was
not pleased with the procedure, and
exclaimed sharply ""When this vaude
ville 'wrformanee lias ceased I will
be clad t- continue." Later, when
Til! man had been told of the incident,
he walked to the sent of .Warren, and
taking the bottle from his pocket .of
R, N. V.
THE HEAVIEST LOSERS
who has produced the potato which
bears his name, has produced an en
tirely new potato, which may supplunt
all others. A year ago he secured
from a remote part of South America,
some potato seed, which he planted
and watched carefully, lie crossed
and recressed the plants in his mode,
of hy bridiation, and today said he
had produced something new. The
potato is sweeter than the ohL Its
pulp is almost of carrot hue and very
palatable. Mr. Durbank declared tho
new potato would revolutionize tha
potato industry of the world.
TIE-UP OF PACKING
Two Hundred Botchers Employed by
Louisville, Feb. 2i. Tho rtrike of
2b0 br.tehers employed ly the I.ot::s
villo Packing com, any over a wage
difference lias reached an acute stage,
President M. J. Donnelly, of the Na
tional Meat Cutters' union, announcing!
that if the demands aie not acceded
to he will ci.ll out eviry butcher em
ployed by the Cudahy interests in all
parts of the Fnited Stab'K.
The strikers decided to pi-cent their
demands, which iu effect are that boys
who do the work of but hers and meat
cutters be paid the wages mimed for
that class of work. They further as
sert 4 hat unless after a reasonable time
the company 'agrees to the demands
the tie-up wilr be ordered affecting
plants throughout the country, par
ticularly Chicago and Omaha.
Declares Use of Chinese Labjr In
African Mines is Jus
tillable. London. Feb. ''.. Ut. Lev. Joseph
C. ilart.ell. missionary bishop of th
Methodist Episcopal church for Afiici,
vh' has just returned here from a
tour of the African missions, during
which he traveled :;ii.Kmi miles, said to
1 representative of the Associate!
Press: "The missionary work in Af
rica is progressing well." Dealing
with the much discussed question of
the introduction of Chinese labor Into
the Tiansvaal, liishop llartzell said:
"In order, to meet the unusual emerg
ency I see nothing for It-but the im-'
porta t ion of Chinese undv strict reg
ulations providing for their eventual
return to China."
YOUNGEST SON OF PRINCE
HENRY, OF PRUSSIA, DIES
Kiel. Feb. -'0. Prince Henry, aged 4,
youngest son of Prince Henry of Prus
sia, died this morning, lie had been)
ill for some time.
fered it in the attitude of one proffer
ing a drink of the liquid. The offer
Tillman later referred to tbe inci
dent, and explained that it contained
onl a throat gargle. "It I had known,"
he said, "that the senator wanted a
drink. I would, have' provided him with
something stronger." Warren ald
that everybody knew th.1t Tillman)
neither "tastes or bandits."
"Don't go too far." interrupted Till
man. "I sometime taste It, but
don't get drunk except at banquets,
and then I don't get so drunk that X
have to be carried home."
. r Degrtxt for Cfaonl Taylor.
Washington. Feb. liO. The senate of
the University of Fdingiugh lias oon
fered the hood and gown with de;rc
of doctor of laws on Hon. Hannls Tay
lor, ex-L'nited States minister to Spain.
Tbe sMbie honor was conferred soma
time ajio by. the Uiurersjty of Dublin.