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ROCK ISLAND ARGUS.
VOL. L.I1I. NO. 192.
ROCK ISL.AHD, IL.L,., WEDN .KSDAY. JUS IS 1, 1904
PKICB TWO CENTS.
MAY TRY TO SETTLE IT BY
DOOM OF RAISULI
CLEARS A MYSTERY
ANOTHER DEFEAT FOR THE
FORCES OF KUROPATKIN
MEANS OF SECRET BALLOT
Morocco Bandit Will Be Hunted
Down if He Murders Ion
Confession of Dying Man Throws
Light on Murder of 15
Proposition to End Re
NO MORNING RESULTS
Lowden Gains Few of
Yates Votes in the
FIRST BALLOT MAY 13.
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oSIH BALLOT MAY 20.
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Springfield, June l. The republican
state convention convened at 10:15.
On the 82nd ballot Lowden pained
slightly at the expense of Yates.
A resolution offered by (iross, of
Cook county, providing for a secret
ballot was referred to tlie committee
on resolution-- by a Note of 1,224 to
The resolutions committee was im
mediately called topether.
At 11:38 the convention adjourned
til! 2 this afternoon.
The Jones resolution was tabled.
Yatas gatrMti Primaries.
The convention reconvened at 2:30.
A H. Jones, YatCI supporter, offer
ed a resolution providing for submit
ting the governorship quest ion to re
publican primaries throughout the
Talk of Reloanin Ieleats.
Lowden. Deacon and Yates are con
ferring regarding proposition for
all candidates ti release their delega
tions from instructions. The other
candidates have agreed to the propo
sition, which came from the eommit
tee ii resolutions.
ADJOI RN AKVl.lt 6 1ST.
No Smoklnc Rnla Kurort-ail Id Convrntlon
Hall After a V ote.
Fpringfleld. III., June 1 The Re
publican state convention, after ses
sion lasting an hour and a half, and
after taking three ballots for governor,
adjourned until 10 a. in. today without
having broken the deadlock. The con
vention, after an eleven days' recess,
reconvened at 2:13 p. m. There was
LIGHT ON GREEN
Salt Against Mulatto Woman Show
John H. Plntt Waa In
New York. Jane 1. The murder
Several months ago of Andrew IL
Green, known us the Father of the
Greater New York, and one of New
Y oik's most prominent pnblic men,
was recalled when suit was brought
by John R. Piatt against Hannah
Klias, a mulatto woman, to recover
certain real estate and money in banks
held in her name. Green's murderer,
a negro named Williams, said his vic
tim bad Interfered to separate him
(Williamst and Hannah Klias. Will
iams wus declared insane and sent up
to mi asylum.
He had annoyed tJreen for some
time and Green had said he never saw
the woman YVilliuuis referred to. It
dveloed ufter the murder that Mrs.
Klias had become wealthy and occu
pied a costly residence in Central 1'ark
West. Piatt alleges thut the money
paid for the grounds uud premises
was procured by '"fraud, duress, coer
cion and blackmail, without any con
sideration." ARRANGES FOR FUNERAL.
WOMAN DOCTOR THEN DIE8
New York. June L Dr. Anna EL
Park, said to have been the first wom
an admitted to medical practice in New
York. Is deed ut the age of 74 years.
Three weeks ago, w hen In perfect
health, she visited an undertaking es
tablishment and told the manager she
washed to arrange for her funeral.
The undertaker was startled. "You
are perfectly well, doctor." he said in
protest. "I am well now but fear the
end of my labor is m ar." replied the
aged woman, she chose a casket and
robe with care and arranged details
for her funeral before leaving the shop.
FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE
NEW YORK CENTRAL IS DEAD
New York. June
e I. Samuel 15. (al-
lawav. former nresident
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York Central railroad, died today fol
lowing an operation for mastoiditis.
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STAMANT WINS BIG STAKE
IN ENGLISH DERBY TODAY
London, June l. The race for the
derby stakes of 6,900 sovereigns at
Epsom today was won hv St a ma lit.
a manifest' falling on" ol enthusiasm.
Governor Yates was cheered as be en
tered a few minutes before the con
vention was called to order, but the
entry of the other candidates wus un
observed. an non Reads Tlivm a Rule.
Chairman Cannon opened the pro
ceedings by having read the rate of
the house of representatives which,
among other things, prohibits BBBOhlng
"upon the. floor of the house." "Gentle
men. " said Cannon, "you have adopted
thut amongst other rules. The chair
cannot enforce that rule without the
co-operation of the delegates, and the
chair desires to know what the will
of the convention is." Then he put to
a vote the question of enforcing the
"no smoking" rule, "literally, every
where in the hall."
Smoking I7naiilmnuljr l'roli lulled.
The affirmative vote was pracUeaBy
unanimous, and the chairman then
gne peremptory Instructions to the
assistant sergeunts-at-arms and the po
lice to see that all smoking in the
hall was prevented, delegates who do
not cease w hen requested to be re
portd to the hair for the action of
the convention, and persons not dele
gates who persistently violate the rule
to be ejected.
Chairman Can ontlnua Chewing.
"How alout the chewing V" inquired
a delegate, amid laughter. Chairman
Cannon, who. while refraining fn in
smoking, had been chewing tobacco
prt'tty freely during tCe monotonous
deadlock answered gravely: "The res
olution is silent on chewing." Lauda
Prospect of Fori Todar
There is no substantial prospect that
the gubernatorial deadloch will end to
dny. It is reported that Lowdea will
make another attempt to break into
the Yates' tore CO it is said that he
expects to get l'O Yates' votes. :50
from Hamlin. 50 from Sherman and
enough, scattering votes to swell his
total to hoping that this will te
sutlieient to loosen enough IKmeen del
egates in Cook county to nominate
Lowden. The Yates managers admit
that, at some stage of the balloting.
Kane. Will and IeKalb may go to
Lowden, as they did when a stampede
w.-.s attempted -two weeks ago. but
this would mean only Cl! votes, and
that is near the limit of the BSQSfcber
the Yates people will concede as like
ly to go to I.owden from their camp.
UNCLE 8AM HAS SAID THE WORD
France Will Help Us in the Matter,
but Believes In an African
Monroe Dot trine.
Tangier.June 1. The cruisers Olym
pia, Baltimore and Cleveland arrived
Washington. June L This cable
gram has been received at the navy de
partment from Hear Admiral Chad-
wick, commanding the south Atlantic
squadron at Tangier: "The seizure of
the American citizen was by insurgent
chief so as to bring pressure on the
sultan of Morocco to secure the de-
REAR ADMIRAL CIIADWICK.
mauds of the trile. Our sense of the
gravity of the case is shown by the
presence of the American squadron,
und will undoubtedly cause the earlier
yielding by the sultan of Morocco to
the demands of the chief, wilieh is the
ouly safe means of releasing captive."
Bandits Are Ready to Do Murder.
There is the highest authority for
the statement that an attack on Tan
gier or an expedition against the
brigands w ill be followed by an Imme
diate murder of the captives. At the
Instance of Secretary Hay no instruc
tions will be sent Hear Admiral Chad
wick for the present, pending the re
sult of the representations of Ambas
sador Porter at Paris to the French
government requesting the exercise of
its good offices in obtaining the re
tease of the captives.
Will Inlnt on Reparation.
Careful consideration was given by
the cabinet to the Perdlcardis ease. Ad
mlral Chadwick Is not expected at
present to land a party from his fleet
to pursue the brigands, but is it statd
positively that If RalSUll executes his
threat of killing his captives theTJnited
States government will Insist that he
be run down and executed at any cost.
It Is expected at the navy department
that the south Atlantic squadron now
at Tangier will be reinforced by the
European squadron, commanded by
Hear Admiral Jewell, ami consisting of
the Olj-mpla, Baltimore and Cleveland.
VRANCK IS 1(1 A1H TO HELP
But Belit tt-a in a Monroe Doctrine Cat
ting Uoth Way.
raris, June 1. Foreign Minister
Delcassse, In consequence of a com
munication from the state department
at Washington, lias telegraphed in
structions to the French minister at
Tangier to use his utmost endeavors
to obtain the release of Ion l'erdicaris
and Cromwell Varley. United States
officials are hopeful that French influ
ence with the Morocco government
together w ith the presence of the Unit
ed Suites fleet at Tangier, will secure
uu adjustment of the affair. Reports
through French official channels show
that Ralsull's demand for ransom is
The I'nited States' view is that if
the ransom should be paid throuuh
the family of l'erdicaris Kaisuli could
be dealt with subsequently and the
money restored to the family, but
French officials w ho are familiar with
the situation in Morocco are less san
guine of a settlement, oaring to claims
that Kaisuli has put forward which
threaten to raise political and interna
The French authorities are not like
ly to view favorably the seizure of a
port or the luiidiUK of marines, le
ing of the opinion that the Monroe
doctrine should cut both ways. It is
also pointed out that an expedition in
land would be wholly ImPf lh !.
owing to typographical and material
Tangier, June L The British dis
patch boat Surprise has arrived here
with the admiral from Gibraltar, to
confer with the British minister in re
gard to the kidnaping of IVrdicaris
and Varley. The United States flag
ship Brooklyn saluted the Surprise.
SUIT AGAINST RAILROAD
OVER VALUABLE PROPERTY
Chicago. June L In a suit began in
the federal court today "on claimants
demand the eviction of the Pennsyl
vania Railway company from proper
tv here valued at $::.5OO.0un.
Rioting at Ironton, Ohio,
Machinists at Chicago
Strike Against 10
Columbus. Ohio. June I. Fonr com
panies of militia today were ordered
to proceed to Hanging Hock, near
The trouble grows out of the im
portation of negroes from Virginia to
take the places of striking furnace
men. One man was killed hist night.
Chicago, .lime 1. -Three thousand
machinists employed by the com
panies composing the Metal Trades
association struts last night against
the 10-hour day and practically all of
the shops represented in the associa
tion were closed today.
HE WILL KEEP OUT
Tarns Down Committee 'Who Ask
Him to Come to Rescue of
Washington. June 1. President
Roosevelt again made it clear that
In will not permit himself to le
drawn Into local political contests. A
delegation of Wisconsin Republicans,
consisting of W. 1. Connor, chair
man of the state committee; W. L.
Houser. secretary of state; Irvine Li.
Penroot, speaker of the Wisconsin as
sembly; C. C. Gittings, and 11. P.
Bfyrick, editor of the Milwaukee Free
Press, called on the president to dis
cuss Wisconsin politics.
They are supporters of (Jovernor La
Follette. Their visit wus prompted
by the recent call on the president of
Senator Spoouer, who presented to him
the anti-LaFolletJe side of the Wiscon
sin situation. The president has lis
tened to the statements of lioth sides,
but he informed lioth definitely that
lie would have nothing to do with the
contest in any way. Later Myriek.
Gittinjrs and Conner were closeted
with Postmaster General Payne, the
acting chairman of the Republican na
The delegation; filed with Payne
what wus practically a notice of con
test in behalf of the four delegates-at-large
elected by the LaFoUette fac
tion to the national Republican con
vention, du lining- that they are the
rightfully electee represents tives-ut-large
of the state.
DONOHUE WILL RETURN
FROM IRELAND TO BE TRIED
Sioux City. la.. June 1. it is an
nounced here that John .1. Donohue,
whom his former employers, J. J. Far
relly Sc Co.. of tliis city, accused of
embeaallng jM.imio or more, will come
back to Sioux City alone from Kil
larney, Ireland, where Donohue is un
der arrest. The a ceased will sur
render himself to the looul authori
ties here. Kx tradition proceedings wdl
be dropped. ,
JEALOUS WOMAN ATTACKS
HER RIVAL WITH HATPIN
Peoria. 11!.. dune L Because she
thought Mrs. Maggie Brown was pav
ing too much attention to her hus
band, Mrs. I.aura Scott attacked her
with a hatpin, inflicting injuries about
the face and head. The trouble occur
red on the principal street of the city
and caused a sensation. The assail
ant was arrested.
PROMOTIONS THE ROLE IN
THE FORESTRY DEPARTMENT
Washington, June L President
Roosevelt has written a letter to Sec
retary Hitchcock declaring that ap
pointments in the forestry service are
not to be regarded as senatorial patron
age. It is to be the policy hereafter
to fill vacancies by promotion.
GEORGE GOULD WILL NOT
MAKE RACE FOR CONGRESS
I'altimore. June 1. Iif response to
' an Inquiry sent to him by the Balti
more News as to a report that be
would become a candidate for con
gress lieorge J. Gould telegraphed
from New York to that paper; "So
truth whatever in the report."
SNELL, CHICAGO MAN. VICTIM
Prospector lteturns From North and
Tells ot Death or Willie
Chicago, dune 1. A special to the
News from Victoria, B. C. says:
If the voluntary declaration of a
dying man is to be believed, a finis
has been written to the historic Shell
tragedy of 15 years ago and Tascott.
the long-sought murderer, self-idcnti-fied,
has paid the penalty of his crime
with penitence and now tills an un
marked grave in the heart of the
Alaskan wilderness, whither he had
tied for the effacement of his individ
uality. Philip Robertson, a strictly reliable
man. a prospector and miner, received
the dying man's confession in a lonely
cabin in the heart of the wilderness
in the Alaska gold region which lie
came upon in a journey.
Killed bar Robber.
Amos J. Sttell, a wealthy citizen of
Chicago, was murdered at his home in
Washington boulevard on the night of
Feb. M, 1SSS, and robbery was declared
to be the mot i vi'. although by many
it then was. and still is. believed the
evidence at burglary was concocted.
However, after many arrests, the po
lice hit upon the Willie Tascott clew.
Tascott had been an elevator boy at
the Palmer house. It was represented
he had been employed by day and
committed the robberies nt night.
Hie Iteward ottered
Heavy rewards one for $10,000.
which was subsequently raised to $:.'o.
imio were offered for Tascott. and for
two or three years Tascott was turn
ing up. dead or alive, in all parts of
North and South America.
Eventually Mrs. Snell withdrew the
reward for Tascott. quarrels, civil
suits and other scandals followed
among the members of the family,
and today the Snell millions are sup
posed to have been dissipated, in part,
and passed into other hands.
NAME A STATE TICKET
Columbus, O., June L The Prohibi
tion state convention nominated the
following ticket: Secretary of state,
Harold King, KockhHL Franklin coun
ty; judge of supreme court. George L.
Case, Cuyahoga county; clerk of su
preme court, W. A. Weaver, Colum
biana county; dairy and food commis
sioner, W. J. Klrkeiidall, Jackson
county. The white rose was adopted
as the emblem.
TRYING TO IMPEACH SALSBURY
Chief Wltnem In the Grand KpW Wood
ier j ae Develop Some l.uik of
Memory us to Detail-.
Grand Rapids, Mich., June L
The trial of it. 1. Conger, manager
of the Grand ttapida Herald, on the
charge of conspiracy In connection
with the Lake Michigan water deal,
was resumed in the superior court.
The greater part of the first session
was spent in reading Lant K. Sals
bury's police court testimony, particu
larly that be gave in the Alderman Kl
len trial, it was read to show that
in the police court Sulsbury said he
paid Conger $10,XH to support the
deal, and made no mention of having
offered him $:Iuxu in bonds.
In regard to the artic le which Sals
bury alleges Conger showed him, and
which bad been written for The Her
ald us an expose of the deal. Sals
bury was unable to tell whether it
mentioned the names of Cameron and
bit-man. the promoters; neither eould
he remember some details of the con
vrsation with Conger.
Death of Iavld R. Frazer.
Chicago, June 1. David It. Praser,
one of the founders of the Allls-Chal-niers
company, whose inventions in
mining machinery have helped make
modern mining possible, died at his res
idence. 124r Washington boulevard, as
a result of c strokeof apoplexy. Fraser.
who was 80 years old. came to Chi
cago fifty-sis years ago.
Wlarondn Sunday Sehool Convention.
Pond du Lac, Wis., June 1. Five
hundred delegate are in attendance
at the tenth annual convention of the
Wisconsin state Sunday schxd con
vention. The large auditorium of the
Methodist church was packed at the
Counterfeiter Plead Gain ..
Milwaukee. June 1. Dr. William Au
bin, of Itucine. who was arrested last
week on a charge of counterfeiting,
pleaded guilty in the United States dis
trict court and was sentenced by Judge
Seaman to eighteen months' imprison
ment In the Milwaukee house of cor
rection. Costlj Fire at Oreen May.
Green Bay. Wis.. June 1. A total
loss of nearly SluO.OOO is the result of
a fire in Allert Delaporfs clothing
city. The loss Is partly covered by in
surance. The loss of Dela port's stoc k
is JGO.O00. with S:,0OU insurance.
CHICAGO MAY HAVE
Prof. Biehn, of Municipal Labora
tory. Advises immediate
Steps to Prevent it.
Chicago. June 1. Director J. P.
Biehn, of the municipal laboratory,
semis out a warning that unless prompt
measures are adopted a hydrophobia
epidemic will visit Chicago. Muzzling
all dogs that appear in public is ths
remedy advocated by Dr. Biehn. Chief
of Police O'N'iell says he lits issued or
ders until he is tired ou the subject of
muzzling doss. Repetition, lie declares,
will do no flood. Dr. Biehn ami his as
sistants have just completed analyses
f the remains of three dogs and have
found that all were "mad."
The dojrs bit fourteen persons. One
of the dogs was captured alive, dying
three days afterward. Wlthitthedoctora
had no trouble, and they were able to
announce within a few moments that
It had had hydrophobia. The two oth
ers were killed In the midst of the ter
ror they exeited. and careful analyses
of their spinal cords and stomachs aft
er death was required, which con
sumed n week.
MURDER AND SUICIDE
BY PITTSBURG HUSBAND
Pittsburg. June 1. Shortly before
dsyfighl Irvlu Wise, a mechanical en
gineer, shot Katie Craff through the
heart, instantly killing her, and then
turned his revolver on himself, send
ing another bullet into his ow n heart
and ending his life almost instantly.
The shooting occurred at the board
ing house at 300 St. Mary's court. Al
legheny, of which the Craff woman
No one witnessed the murder and sui
cide. That the crime was jirenietlltatitl
is shown by a message found on the
union card discovered in Wise's ioek
rt. The card reads: "My name Is Ir
rin Wise. Notify my mother, Mrs. It.
Wise. Lewlsburg, Union county, Pa."
Wise was married and had one son.
HOLD STATE CONVENTION
Omaha, Neb., June 1. The Demo
cratic state convention i being
held in this city today. IndicatJona
now are that William J. Bryan's
friends will completely dominate the
convention, the county convention in
Douglas (Omaha) county last Satur
day having eliminated the last hope
of the "reorganizers" to secure neog
nitlon. Tlie convention. In addition to
selecting four deiegates-at-large, will
also name two delegates for each dis
trict to the national convention and
adopt a platform which is expected to
reflect the views of Bryan.
EE CRITICISED A COURT
Fine of $3,OCO AueMed At;uiii-.t u North
Carolina Editor and an Appeal
Balcigh, N. C. June L Judge
Puniell, in the United States court
here, hncd JoSephUS Daniels, editor
of The News and Oberver, ."ri'.mai and
refused au appeals on the charge of
contempt of court in editorials which
The News and Observer published last
Sunday. The court ruled that it had
jurisdiction, which was against the
contention of the defense.
The defense also argued that Dan
iels had purged himself of contempt in
his answer that it was not the inten
tion of the editorials to lirin the
court Into contempt, but simply to
present the matters Involved in the
receivership of the Atlantic and North
Carolina railroad. Daniels so far has
not paid the fine and is in the custody
of u United States marshal.
COL. J. H. B0DINE, FAMOUS
RIFLE SHOT, IS NO MORE
Newbnrah, N. Y.. June L Colonel
J. II. Bodine, a noted rille shot who
was known as "Old Reliable," is dead
at New Plats, He was a member ami
captain of several United States rifle
teaius which competed abroad.
New Trial Wanted for Mm. McKnlght.
Muskegon. Mich., June L A new
trial Is to be asked for Mrs. Mary
McKnlght, "the Kalkaska Borgia."
sentenced to life imprisonment for
Radium Kuaoil In t'tah.
Professor Alexander EL Phillips of
Princeton university says that radium
exists In this country. Professor Phil
lips has been experimenting with west
ern minerals to learn If any traces of
this element were on this continent.
He has at last discovered It to exist be
yond all question in earnollte, an ore
from Utah. The professor found on ex
perimenting that from twenty-five
pounds of earnollte a sample of radio
active barium chloride can be obtained
which will give about 1,500 activity.
This activity, while not so powerful as
that obtained from some European
ores, is sufficient for many practical
Decisive Battle East of
New Chwang Reported.
Russian Guns and
Loudon. June 1. A Kome dispatch
says a telegram has been received
there from Toklu reporting that (Jen.
Knroki has completely defeated Gen.
Kuropatlcin'a forces near Sumentaa
(probably Simantsi). All Russian po
sitions east of Mai Cheng have been
abandoned. Several guns have bet u
taken and whole squadrons of Cos
Liao Yang. May .".0. (Belayed.)
The Japanese lost 200 killed and a
number of horses in a fight at Yitgen
fuchu today. The Russians opened
tire at S in the morning ami after tWS
and a half horns of long range tiring
the Japanese prepared to charge.
Russian cavalrj and Siberian Cos
sacks furiously charged the Japanese
cavalry and literally cut a whole
squadron to pieces with lances. The
Japanese columns arc advancing
along shore towards Port Arthur.
Baporte at Continued Fight lag.
New Chwaug, June 1. Refugees
who continue to arrive her" from the
southern part of the Llao-Tung nenhvv
tuts report daily fighting there and
severe losses for both armies, but the
reports are not conflrmable officially.
The Russians here are depending n
the press bulletins for news from that
vicinity. The very highest Russian au
thority here, while not believing that
Port Arthur will fall, admits that it
loss would be a terrible blow to lh J
Russian army. The same authority
says Russia may send a large army
to the south of New Chwang In the
event of General Btoessel being able
to hold his own at Port Arthur.
Kuropatkln a Prophat So Far.
Paris. June 1. 'lTie correspondent
in St. Petersburg of The Rcho de Paris
says: "A friend of General Kuro pat
kin tells me that before his departure
the general saitl: "The lirst month It
will be snld thai I am inactive; the
second, that I am Incapable, and the
third, that I am a traitor, because we
will be repulsed and beaten, although
that wlli not seriously affect the result
of the operations. 1 shall let pSOPlS
talk, firmly adhering to my resolutions
not to march before July, w hen I shall
have the overwhelming masses r
New. from a Corre.puiKlfnt.
London, June 1. -The correspondent
of The Standard at the Japanese army
headquarters, telegraphing May '-'A,
says: "Repeated reconnaissances show
that none of the enemy's troops Is
within fifteen miles of Feng-Wains
Chen;: or east of the Tayang river for
thirty miles In the direction of Sluyen.
Motien-Ling pass may delay, but It
cannot prevent, the Japanese advance, (
as the pass un be turm-d on either
PRESS AGENT IS ACTIVE:
ANOTHER DIES AT RISING BUN
Rising Sun, IimL, June I. James
Moor', aged L'ii years, a farm labor
er, shot himself in the head. Ills phy
sicians say the wound Is such that he
cannot recover. This is the third at
tempt at suicide here from those brood
ing over the failure of a verdict in the
Gillespie murder trial. The others
were Andrew Davis and August
Greve, in succession on the days pre
vious. All were brooding over the
result of the Gillespie trial. Moore
was talking about it all the time on
Sunday and when called for break
fast yesterday he shot himself.
G ALESBURG GETS TOOL
WORKS FB0M CHICAGO
Golesl.-urg, 111., June 1. The West
ern Tool works, of Chicago, Is being
transferred to GSlesburg and will oc
cupy the old plsnt of (i. W. Rrown At
Co. The capital stock of the company
has leen increased fromSoO.'HW to S200,-
I 000. It will start w ith over 100 hands,
and will do a general manufacturing
; business, including automobiles.
LEAP TEAR A FAILURE
AS THE STATISTICS SHOW
Ray City, 'Mich., June 1. Iiurinuj
the first five months of liHirj Ray coun
ty Issued .'ITiS marriage licenses, dur
ing the same period this year but 1IKJ
I were Issued. As this Is leap year the
girls seem to be at fault County
1 Clerk Rue ha nan says he thinks be will
! have to offer trading stamps to boom
! the matrimonial market.