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ROCK ISLAND ARGUS.
I LAST EDITION
VOL. LIU. NO. 184.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL., MONDAY, MAY L'
1 ?rO 4
PKICB TWO CENTS.
Russian Report Says At
tack on Port Ar
IS DOUBTED, HOWEVER
Alexief f Ordered by Czar
to Retain His
St. Petersburg, Ma.v 2:5. According
1o reports which have reached Hu-
Man headquarters at Liao Vang from
Chinese sources, the Japanese made
X.ISCTKVAMT OFXHRAT, AMATOL MICHAEL
land atthek nu Port Artluir. but were
repulsed with heavy loss. The truth
of the reports is questioned here.
Admit Lou or I'.ograt r.
St. Petersburg, May -.!.- The report
that Wear Admiral Jeaaen, linding it
Impossible to sac the protected
cruiser Bogatyr, which went ashore
recently in a fug on the rocks off
Vladivostok, Canned her to be blown
op, bi con finned.
Sortie Ill Not Take Plaaa.
London. May 23. A dispatch from
Si. Petersburg to Renter's Telegram
company says that the report of a
sortie by the Port Arthur garrison has
not hncn continued, it appears, says
the dispatch, to have originated in tbe
receipt of Lieutenant General stoes-
sel's report of tbu tiirtit at Kin-Chau.
this, together with the fact that (Jen
em 1 Stoessni commands at Port Ar
thur, giving rise to the rumor that
the garrison had made u sortie.
C'oMxrku Made. Hani Fight.
Tokio, May 'Si. A supplemental re
port has been received here -overing
the opposition encountered by the Jan
nnese force which landed at Tnku
shan. alKut fifty miles west of the
mouth of the Yalu. on May 20. The
Russians consisted of a squadron of
the independent trans-Raikal Cos
Ml la They vigorously resisted the
Japanese advance at a bridge, and
only retreabtl after one ofticer and
nine men were killed and a number
of men were wounded. One Russian
officer nnd four men were captured.
The Japanese lost one man killed.
The Russiau Retired in the direction
of Ilslu-Yeu and Shall, hai.
AleilefTNot Allowed to Keaign.
Tvndon, May 2::. The St Petcrs
lutrg uh reagdndt nt of The Daily Tele
graph says: "I am Informed on good
authority that Viceroys Alexieff ten
dered his resignation to the emperor,
giving HI health as the reason for his
desire to be relieved, but that the em
peror iersuaded him in a gracious
telegram to remain at his post."
Kuropatkln Report to the Czar.
St. Petersburg. May 23. Cencral
Kuropatkln sent the Cottoning tele
gram to Pmperor Klcnotas, dated yes
terday: "Our patrols and cavalry de
tachments are reconnoitering this side
of the Fin-Chou range, seventy-five
miles northeast of Feng -Wang-Cheng.
The Japanese cover their dispositions
by small advance guards, consisting
of as much as a regiment of infantry,
with artillery and cavalry posted along
the high roads, and as little as two
comjMinies at important points. Japa
nese cavalry are seldom seen.
"From reports received yesterday 1
have concluded that the first Japa
nese army is concentrated as follows:
Two divisions at Feng-Wang-Cheng
and its environs, and one division at
Ilnhalin. half way letw-cn SIu-Ycn
and Feng-Wang-Clieng. It is stated
that Feug-Wang-Cbeng is beiug fortified."
ENDS HIS CAREER
Head of Two Defunct Institutions
Had $1,000,000 on His
aiacon. Gii., May 23. Robert II
Plant, president of the First National
bank and owner of the L C. Plant'
Son bank, both recently placed in tk
hands of a receiver, committed suicide
at his beautiful home onCollege street
He had been ill for two months and
the collapse of the institutions oc
curred last Monday. Plant asked his
nurse to assist him to tbe bath room
inis sue am and waited nfteen min
utes on the outside. She then heard
a pistol shot. He had shot himself
iu the head and died instantly. Plant
leaves a widow- and nine children.
ine private hank s liabilities are
?S84.000 over Its assets. The national
bank's liabilities. are not yet known.
Plant had life insurance of more than
51.000.000, of which about $S00.000
was for the benefit of his creditors.
The suicide was tbe result of de
LEADS TO TROUBLE
Free port Man Aaaanlted and Fatally
Wounds Two in Self
Defense. FreeiHdt. III,. .May 23. In a fight
in front of Henry Rohkar's bakery.
growing out of the bakers' strike.
one man was killed, one fatally
Injured and two received minor in
juries. Arthur Newson, a non-union
baker of Olncy. 111., was standing in
front of the bakery with some friends
when he was assaulted by a group
of strikers. He fired three shots from
One stnn k John Wuerth, a union
baker, In the alKlomen and he died on
his way to the hospital. A stray bul
let hit Edward Smith, who was stand
ing across the street, inflicting a fatal
wound in the abdomen. Two brothers
of Wuerth were hit, one in the hand
and (be other in the neck.
NOT TO BE ELECTED
Choice of Successor to James R
Postponed Indefinitely by
Los Angeles, .day 23. Bishop James
l. Day, of Syracuse, N. Y.. todav ten-
lered his resignation to the Methodist
general conference. It was accepted
mil the conference voted to Indefi
nitely postpone the election of a succ
essor to Day hi the Episcopal board.
rhis action is taken to mean there
will be no balloting for the eighth
WIFE SHOOTS FRANK BURT.
THE THEATRICAL MANAGER
Toledo, O.. May 23. Frank Burt.
well known as a theatrical manager,
was shot by his wife as the result of
alleged jealousy on Mrs. Burt's part
and domestic dith ulties. A separation
bad practically been agreed upon.
While Hurt was standing in front of
Burt's theater his wife met him, and
after a few words pulled tlie revolver
from her clothes and shot.
The bullet entered at the right side
of the nose and came out at the right
corner of the eye. His sight will be
affected, but his recovery is expected.
Mrs. Burt was arrested.
GOVERNOR YATES FINDS
TIME TO ATTEND FUNERAL
( lay City, III.. May 23. Th re
mains of Miss Mine Smith, daughter
of General and Mrs. J. B. Smith, who
died at Menard Friday of heart trou
ble and Bright disease, arrieed here
Saturday night. The funeral took
place here yestcnlay at 2 p. m. from
the family residence. Among the nota
bles who attended the funeral were
Governor Vates and wife.
SENATOR QUAY IS HOME:
CONDITION REPORTED W0R8E
I eaver. Fa..' May IT,. Senator M. s.
Quay has left his brothers nome at
Morganza and is now located at bis
. . ,a 4 . i i ....... .
own nome at mis puu--. l ui uumr
was said that the senator stood the
tourney well, out his condition is not
is good as
it was last week.
FOR GOVERNOR ARRESTED
Marion. Ind.. May 23. Edward ,T.
Dillon. Socialist Ibor candidate for
governer of Indiana, while addressing
a crowd in the streets here was ar
rested for Hocking tbe highway. He
was later released on his own recogni
sance. loanteaa Caalnl Robbed.
Washington. May 23. Countess
Cassinl has reported to police head
quarters that she has !een robbed of a
gold brooch, set with diamonds and
Dear's, valued at $000.
EXPORTS OF FARM
Report Showing That So Far as
Value Is Concerned Cotton
Is Still King.
FOOTS TJP 36 PER CENT. OF ALL
Bulk of the Exports Includes Only
Eight Principal Products
Where They All Go.
Washington, May 23. The depart
ment of agriculture has issued a re
port on "The Nation's farm surplus."
prepared by George K. Holmes, chief
of the division of foreign markets. It
gives 4,rj00,000.000 as a conservative
estimate of the value of tbe farm tafia
nets of this country not fed tj live
stock in 1003. on the basis of tho cen
sus valuation. The value of tho ex
ported farm products of this country
was in 1903 9878,479451, and tbe high
est value reached during the last elev
en years was ?frl.t;2S,331, In 1901, due
chiefly to cotton.
Cotton In Still King-.
The value of the exported farm prod
ucts of this country' is concentrate!
mostly in a few principal products. Of
it in 1903 cotton constituted 35 per
cent.; grain and grain products, ." per
cent; meat and meat products and
live animals, 24 per cent., these prod
ucts equalling over So per cent, of the
exports of farm products last year.
Adding tobacco, whose exports were
valued at over $35.000,01)0; oil cake and
oil cake meal, 10.K39.270; fruit and
nuts, over $18,000,000, and vegetable
oils, over $10,000,000, gives a total of
eight classes of products, each with
an export value or over hmhju.uuu.
that comprise almost 90 per cent, of
the entire farm exports of 1903.
Crop Fractions Eiportrd.
Within recent years, ended with
1903, the cotton exports have been
between three and four billion of
pounds, and the exported fraction of
the crop has been between 63 and 71
per cent, for a long series of years.
The fraction of the wheat crop export
ed in the last dozen years has been
about 31 to 41 per cent., and the ex
ported wheat and wheat flour have
yearly averaged somewhat more than
2fH).000.000 bushels since 1S97, before
which period fornmny years the quan
tity was usually 50,000.000 to 100.009,
000 bushels less. Only a small portion
of the corn crop is exported as corn,
the highest percentage, 11 per cent.,
being for IS'.'S. Notwithstanding the
small percentage the exported bushels
reach 100,000.000 to 200.000.000. The
beef exports weighed 3Sr,00O,00O; pork
exports, 551,000.000; lard exports. 490,
000.000; oleo oil exports, 12O.00U.0OO
pounds, and tobacco, 3uS,00O,00O. But
ter and cheese exports have decidedly
declined within two or three years.
The exports of animal matter are los
ing ground relatively with a corre
sponding gain by vegetable matter.
Where Our Surplus Goes.
Taking up the destination of the
surplus the report says the I nitcd
Kingdom takes alout one-half. An in
teresting fact of the report is mat
South America takes only a share of
2 per cent, or our iarni surplus, wnicu
Is divided letween South America,
Asia, Africa, and Oceanica.
FIFTY THOUSAND ACRES OF
LAND FOR POLISH COLONY
Calumet. Mich.. May -' J. The I.
Stephenson company, of Wells, has
sold two tracts of cut-over lands, one
comprising 30.000 acres and the other
20,000 acres. In Schoolcraft and Delta
counties, to the National Polish Alli
r.nee, through the Milwaukee connnis
nou, which recently Inspected the
property. The consideration was $175,
000. It is expected that nearly 5.00O Pol
ish families from the anthracite coal
mining region will soon settle on the
land. It is understood that this will
be the forerunner of other large dele
gations of Poles from the Pennsyl
vania coal fields to the upper penin
sula. The commission this month will
inspect lands near Eau Claire and Su
perior, in northern Wisconsin.
FIVE HUNDRED AUTOS
IN PARADE AT CHICAGO
Chicago. May ''.. Nearly .'.00 auto
mobiles of all sorts, from the light
runabouts to the immense trucks for
hauling merchandise, and of all makes
and method! of propulsion participat
ed in tbe first rutomobile parade,
which took place during the after
noon, starting from the vicinity of the
Chicago Automobile club's house, 243
Physician Operated I'pon.
Chicago. May 23. Ir. H. P. New
man, a prominent Chicago surgeon,
and treasurer of the American Medi
cal society, has been operated upon for
appendicitis. The oiH-ratiou was pro
nounced successful and a speedy re
covery Is expected.
Weil-Known Hotel Man Dead.
Chicago. May 23. George A. Cobb,
former proprietor of the Tremont
House, and one of the best known ho
tel men in the west, la dead as tbe re
sult of the injuries received by failing
down a stairway.
Attack Employes of Gov
ernment at Mid
night. VICTIMS ARE NATIVES
Make Their Escape Be
fore Alarm Could
May '2:5. Fifty-three Fili
women and children em
the military government at
were massacrt d by Batto
band of ffofpa at midnight
Ma la bang
Aiis and a
The Morns escaped before the alarm
could be given.
WAS POPE'S ACT
Pius X Assumes Responsibility
for Causing Split With
LEADING TO NISARD'S RECALL
Says He is Acting for the Greatest
Good of the Church as
Paris. May 23. Pope Pius assumes
all responsibility for the diplomatic
rapture between France and the Vat
ican. This fact is taken as an indica
tion of the seriousness of the quarrel.
Heretofore it has been assumed that
Cardinal Merry del Vol, the papal sec
retary of state, was responsible for
The Rome correspondent of the
Temps says that Vatican official cir
cles lay great stress upon the fact
that the pope alone directs the policy
of the holy see.
When Cardinals Vannntelli, Gotti,
Agliardi anil Vives y Tuto saw the
pope Thursday and Friday, according;
to the correspondent, his holiness
foresadowed the first stage of the
conflict, namely, the recall of ambas
sador Nisard. which took place Satur
day night, but he declared o energet
ically that he was responsible to God
alone for his actions, and was acting
thus for the greatest good of the
cburch, that the cardinals did not
dare to remonstrate.
FARMERS TO MAKE
Cornerstone of Factory That Will
Hmploy .J.OOO Men
Springfield. (.. May S3. The corner
stone of the machine shop of the
Farmers' l'o-0erat!ve Harvesting Ma
chine company was laid in the pres
ence of 1,500. The principal addresses
were made by S. H. Ellis, of the na
tional grange: General J. Warren Kel
fer, and O. A. Rradfrut. president of
the International Live Stock associa
tion. William N. Whltety i at the head of
this new enterprise, which is backed
by the grangers of the country. The
shops will make everything in the way
of agricultural implements. In time
the company expects to give employ
ment to 3,000 men.
HORSE, DIES IN WEST
Nancy Hanks at Anction Brings bnt
Si.OOO Bingen Sold for
Son Francisco. May S3. Ormonde,
the world famous horse, is dead at
afenlo Park stock farm. The late
owner paid $l.o.ooo for the horse for
Keadville, Mas-.. May 23. At auc
ti n today Naney Hanks, the 2:04
world renowned trotter, sold for $4.-
000, and Hingen.
'-':nii.. .ld for :52.-
81 Tramp Kill a QttJ Marshall
Hartford. Wis. May 23. Leonard
Sherger. city marshal, was shot sia
time and Instantly killed by six
tramps whom he tried to arrest.
AFTER THE ENEMY
Gov. Yates Opens Three Days'
Campaign for Chicago
WILL DISCUSS THE CONVENTION
As Well aa Other Subjects Meetings
Open to Women as Well
Springfield. 111.. May 23. Governor
fates has announced that he w ill be
gin a speaking campaign In Chicago
nt once. He expects to hold meeting!
tonight, tomorrow and Wednesday
nights, in addition to nooday meet
nigs, l ue governors schedule is as
follows: Monday night, west s'u'.e
Tuesday night, south side: Wednesday
ninht, north side. The noonday meet
ings will 1k held In the downtown
district, probably at McVkker's the
ater, if It can,. be secured.
Wants Women to Cone.
nio governor, Vfko announces that
his meetings will be for women aa
well as for men, will discuss three
Objects, as follows: "The Story of
the Administration": "The Story of
the Attack on the Administration and
"The Story of the Convention." Will
iam ,T. Moxlev. colonel on the govern
or's staff and chairman of the Twen
tleth ward delegation, will be chair
man of the committee on arrange
NEW WIDOW MEETS OLD
FLAME AND IS MARRIED
Wabash. Ind.. May 23. The cul
min.ui n or a singular romance was
reached when Mrs. Florence How
ard, widow- of William Howard, who
was killed at Hluffton last August by
an explosion of nitro-glycerine. became
the wife of I.ee I. Palmer, her first
sw eetheart, from whom she parted aft
or a quarrel m Ohio years since. The
couple met by accident three weeks
ago. when Mrs. Howard went to Fort
wayne ana was the guest of her sis
ter. Mrs. Boecoe Johnson, at whose
homo Palmer was invited to a party
The strange part of the affair is that
Mrs. Howard missed hex train and re
malned over with her sister by accl
dent, and that Palmer was invited to
the sister's house becaiLse another
young man could not attend. Put for
these circumstances they probably
would not again have met and mar
EiSTERN SPORTING MAN
MAY HAVE LOST HIS LIFE
Chase, Colo., May 23. J. F.
jionannon, an eastern sporting man,
while hunting on Mount Evans and
Tw in Peak, near Chase, ltccame lost
aud it is feared that he has perished.
A searching party was organised ly
Rohaiinon's brother and the horse
which the hunter rode was found tied
to a tree. Further up the mountain
side was found his coat and rifle.
Th ground in the vicinity showed
evidence of a struggle, and bear tmeks
were also discernible. Near the spot
is a high preelpice. It Is feared the
hunter has been killed in a fight with
a bear or by falling from a precipice.
STATE DID NOT HAVE THE
EVIDENCE TO CONVICT HER
St. Tni!. May 2.'.. Eiuht cases
brought by the state against Mrs.
Sophia Wclnzeirl on a charge of bring
ing girls from Germany to St. Louis
for improper purposes have Ton dis
missed In the criminal court, Judge
McDonald stating that the evidence
was insufficient to prove the state's
ease. He took one case out of the
jury's hands and the state then en
tered nolle proscqus in the other seven
Jilted Qlrl Wanta $-.0,000.
Detroit. May 23. Frank H. Wheat,
who also goes by the name of Thomp
son, son of a wealthy business man
Of Wheeling, W. Va.. 1ms been sir
rested at the Hotel Norma ndie on a
Capias sworn out by Miss Nellie Pel
tier, of Mount Clemens, who has be
gun suit against the young man for
$.-id.ooo. alleging breach of promise of
Valuable HNtorlral Document.
Paris. May 23. The carnavalet mu
seum has been presented by the
Comte de ChoUet with a doc ument of
the highest historical interest; name
ly, the original text of tbe French
eonstitution of 1S4S. countersigned by
Prince Louis Napoleon. Victor Hugo,
Cavalgnac, Lamartine and other mem
bers of the c onstituent assembly of the
CoBfees Another Mnrder.
Ebensbnrg. Pa., May 23. Frank
Davis, or Munger. a negro under sen
tence of death for the mnrder last fall
of Laura Taylor, with whom he had
been living, has con fee to the kill
ing of a woman named losle Rattles,
at Jacksonville, Fla.. several years ago.
Bnglneer Killed la a Collision.
Houghton. Mich.. May 23. In a
head-on collision of a rock train and
a switch engine on the Mohawk di
vision of the Mineral Range road .las.
JelTery, tbe rock train engineer, was
ROSE BREAKS THE
Assists Michigan in Defeating Chi
cago in Field and
Chicago, May 23. A world's record
and four conference records were
broken and a former western inter
collegiate record was tied in the track
meet at Marshall field between the
University of Michigan and the Unl
versify of Chicago. Michigan won by
a score of 70 to 56, although surprises
were so numerous in the different
events that it was not until far along
in the meet that the men from Ann Ar
bor were sure of victory.
Rose, of Michigan, was the star per
former of the day. He won the It
pound shot-put with a put of 4S fee
T.lo of an inch, being the world's
record. In another effort to beat this
be only managed to equal It. Rose als
broke the confernce record in the ham
mcr throw with a distance of 1T4 feet
1 l-.r inches. In the half mile Hall
of Michigan, went the distance in 2:00
which is two-fifths of a second better
than his old mark made lat June. An
other conference record to be shattered
was the discus, whieh Parry, of Chi
cago. captured with a throw of 121
feet 2' Inches.
DAILY PAPER ON
Marconi to Publish One, to tting His
News by Wireless Teleg
raphy. Now York, May 23.- In order to con
tinue his experiments and to perfect
the arrangements for the publishing of
a daily Wireless newspaper on board
the vessels of the Cnnard line, William
Marconi has sailed for Liverpool on
the Campania. He arrived last week
on the Campania, and lie will make
one more trip, getting things ready for
the publication of the paper.
"The paper will be published on the
next trip of the Campania and this
will be followed by the publication of
a paper on the Lucania," said Marco
ni. "We will receive news from both
sides of the Atlantic. When leaving or
nearing the other side the news will le
received from the station at Poldhu.
As we get near this side the news will
be received from the Cape Rreton sta
STORY OF THE BAG BAG RIVER
Fiiimton Tell tin- Hintory of a Feat of
I" tilled S.'atea Soldier at a Philip
pine Island Fight.
Portland, Ore.. May 23. The fol
lowing account of the swimming of
the Rag Rag river by General Funs-
ton at Onlnmpit, Philippine islands.
April 2(1. IMiO. and the swimming of
the Bio Grande the day following by
two soldiers of the Kansas regiment,
i:; given out by General l'unston:
"A body of 1,000 or more Filipinos,
who were on the far side of the Kio
Grande, had been harassing the Amer
ican ton es. On April 20, 18U9, Gener
al Funston. accompanied by a skirmish
party, swam the Bag Rag, a small
stream about 100 feet wide, which is
a trtimtnry to cue kio uranue.
This act lias been confused With and
magnified into the swimming of the
Rio Grande the following day. April
-1, ly 1 wo somiers 1 rii.u un- iviiiiM
regiment, which preeedad the routing
ot the -1,000 Filipinos by forty-five
American soldiers. These soldiers car
ried a line with them, with which
. j , , . .....
thev drew across a heavier one, lo
the latter a raft was fastened and
lrawn across. When forty-live soldiers
and General l'unston has been ferried
over the detachment routed me r.11-
SHAFFER AGAIN THE HEAD
OF IRON AND TIN WORKERS
Cleveland. O.. May 23. After hav
ing been in session for nearly three
weeks in this city the thirty-ninth an
nual convention of the Amalgamated
Association of Iron, Steel and Tin
Workers has adjourned after re elect
lng Theodore J. Shaffer president, and
chooahaflj Detroit as the next conven
Sunlight Did Hlna Ho Coed
Green Castle, Pa.. May 23. Rmce
Kennedy, aged 30 years, committed
suicide at his home here ny nanuing
himself to a rafter in the attic. Ken
nedy had been a patient at a hospital
in Philadelphia, where he was being
treated for melancholia. He was giv
en permission to leave the institution
temporarily in the hope that he might
be benefited by the sunlight. He went
out for his accustomed waiK. a no 11
Is thought came direct to his home
here and killed himself.
Seek Removal of STiol I'rlnclpal.
Chicago. May 23.- Charging that
rincipal F. M. By era of me liaywood
north side scnooi wiuppeu Aiiore-w
FU-ming. Si Fifteenth avenue, a pupil,
with a piece of rubber gas hose, and
that the teacher -alled children in bis
barge cabbage heads," residents of
the subnrb are sen-king the removal of
Mr. Ryers. The principal says the boy
is incerrigib!o and that the punish
ment adniiidstcred is within the regulations.
Several Are Killed and
IN FIREWORKS PLANTS
Are Now Working
Rush Orders for
Camden, X. .1., May 23. One man
and tWo boys were killed and men
and two girls Beriously injured in an
explosion today In the fireworks fnc-
' a of lose Snlona on the outskirts
of the cit.. Three sheds ami one two-
story brick building were wrecked by
Another In Ohio.
Findlay, O.. May 23. As a result of
On explosion in the two drying rooms
of the Lake Shore Novelty company!
plant here seven person are known
to be dead, live are so seriously hurt
that recovery is believed to Ih impos
sible, and twelve or fifteen arc Injured
badly. From reports of the pbysioicna
ten of the less seriously injured may
die as a result of blood poisoning from
the potash that was driven into their
bodies. The dead are: Joseph Sher
wood. Jay Sherwood. Edith Dllhm,
le;tn Shaw. Mary Snider nil per
sons of less than 25 years of ago. and
all killed instantly. Bstella Decker,
aged 15, and Frank Grant, aged 21,
died Inter at home.
ttSBM of Thoae Badly Hurt.
The injured whom it is believed can
not recover are: Maggie Logan, In
jured by flying debris; Thomas Mock,
arms and logs broken, internally in
jured: Claude Shaw, twin brother of
Dean, back severely injured and ankle
broken; Fflie reterman and her broth
er ICoy, Internally injured. Less seri
ously Injured: Carrie Peterinan. breast
ind lungs crushed, head and eyes pow
der burned; May Iavis, similarly
hurt; Louis Weingnrtuer. hip frac
tured; Minnie Doll, burned; Mrs. Doll,
forewoman, cut and burned; Minnie
Quinlan, floor woman, cut and bru'scd
about the head and shoulders.
II low 11 to Atuuu, It la Supposed.
J. S. Leary, B. C. Swisher and Will-
lam Baugbuian were slightly hurt,
three others whose names could not
be learned were also cut and burned.
and two employes are missing anil are
supposed to have been blown to atoms.
Tbe Lake Shore Novelty Works' plant
covered nearly ten acres of ground In
the southwest part of the city, and
employed nearly men, women and
children. Railroad torpedoes and
Fourth of July explosives were man 11
factored. Ow ing to the large rush of
orders the officials of the plant re
quested the employes to report for
duty. About thirty complied with the
Plant Is a Total Wreck.
The explosion shattered windows
throughout the city, and the concus
sion was felt for miles around. Two
magu'.ines In separate rooms at the
novelty works let go simultaneously.
The exact cause of the explosion is
not definitely known. It is surmised
that one of the Sherwood brothers,
who were the only persons in the dry
ing rooms, dropped a large box of tor
pedoes, but this theory cannot be con
tinued. The large plant Is shattered
Into fragments, not one single wall re
maining. Rricks and timber can be
found for a half mile around.
HOSPITAL ROBBED WHILE
NUNS ATTEND PRATER
Chicago, Maj- 23. While the nuns
and nurses of St. Klizabeth hospital
wen' attending daily devotionals In tho
chapel which adjoins the hospital and
Convent, thieves broke into the office
in the convent and ransacked the safe
and secure-! all the inonej' and checks
In the hospital treasury, amounting to
WILL RECEIVED BT MEDIUM
IN TRANCE IS HELD LEGAL
Carloii(1ale. III.. May 23. GbOOtf
were given an official standing under
the law by a Jury in the circuit court,
which decided that the will dictated
by the shade of Mrs. Martha Young's
late husband, and eopid by her before
her death, was legal. Adolph Young,
a son, sought to have tbe will set
aside. The w ill was written by "slate
writing" after the father was dead.
0UNRARD8 ADOPT NAME
OF GERMAN BAPTISTS
Carthage. Mo., May 23. The Dunk
ard. or German Baptists, convened
here today in annual conference. A
motion was adopted changing the
name of the organization from the
Dunkards to the German JJaptists.