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ROCK ISLAND ARGUS.
VOL. LUX. NO. 194.
ROCK ISLAND, LLL.., FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 1504
PRICE TWO CENTS.
DENEEN WINS LONG
FIGHT AT SPRINGFIELD
BY YATES' WITHDRAWAL
Latter, Unable to Secure Nomination Himself,
Sees to the Defeat of Lowden.
Seventy-ninth Ballot Begun at 2:41 Gives Chi
cago Attorney Big Majority.
THK DKCIDING VOTE.
Lowden . .
FIRST BALLOT MAY 13.
r,HTH BALLOT MAY 20.
LAST KVKNING'S BALLOTS.
. i ".
DEN KEN .
W IKNKR .
HAMLIN . .
PIERCE . .
Y I KS . . .
Ml I'. KMX N
111., .tune ;t.- Deneen
At the conclnsion of a conference
of Yates delegates just before the re
assembling if the convent ion this af
ternoon, N ates made an address with
drawing ill faxor f Deneen.
The convention reconvened at 2:20.
Yates addressed the eonvetnion.
suggesting the nexl governor of Illi
nois be named Deneen and Mr it hd raw
ing his on n name.
Other Candldatea Follow.
Following Yates Hamlin and Sher
man jiIsi withdrew in fa,- of 1 -aeen,
and the 7Mh ballot began at
The result of the ballot was: IV
neen, '."': Lowden, 522; Warner, 21;
N ates, 1.
Lowden moved t mahe Deneeu'n
nomination unanimous. The motion
was nnaniiuouslx adopted. Denet n
then addressed the convention.
t 3:30 the convent ion took a re
cess to 8 p. 111.
YltHl CoafT.or. Thin Mnn.lt r
Springfield. III.. .Inr.e " A Yates
conference is now going on. fa re
ported on the highest authority Yatea
lias finally consented to
and the break will be math
No Bnilnwu In Murnloc.
Spring field, June :i- The republican
state convention was called to order
at 10:18 and bv common consent aok
a recess until
After the recess of the convention
it was openly ackuow 1 edged that De
nnett, Yates. Hamlin and Sherman had
entered a combination to nominate
Deneen on the first ballot this after
noon). W.irner and Pierce are expect
ed to join the combination.
TOOK KKCKSS AT 8 r. M.
Ieeperate KITort to Break the Tle-np Knds
Springfield. III.. .Tune 3. A desper
ate effort on the part of Republican
leaders to break the deadlock in the
:.. contention failed yesterday and
FOLLOW HIS COURSE
TRAVI8 WINS AMATEUR
London, Jane 3. Walter .1. Travis,
the American, today won the amateur
golf championship at Sandwich by de
feating the English player, BlsckweR,
by 4 op, :: to play.
nt h p. m. the assemblage took a re
cess until IM a. m. today witbont hav
ing nominated a candidate for govern
or. The attempt to bring alout the
break was a spectacular one. Ex-Rep-
maentatfve Reeves, chairman of the
committee on resolutions, and chair
man Cannon engineered the plan,
which was made possible by the report
of the committee on resolutions, whicb
presented the resolution to the effect
that the delegates be released from
Lowden Forges Ahead.
When the convention reconvened for
the afternoon session the long-expected
break from Yatea to Lowden came,
ami he got the vote of Speaker Can
non's district as well as the votes of
several other counties, and some scat
tering delegates, For several ballot
bis vote Increased until be reached a
vote of 031. Then the tide turned.
and on the closing ballot, the gev-
enty -eighth, his vote had dropped to
632. it requirea 7."2 to Dominate,
Yates' lowest vote during the day was
o'2. and bis closing vote was 406. There
was no material change in the voto
of the other candidates.
Much excitement prevailed during
the afternoon session. Lowden shout
ers started several demonstrations in
efforts to stampede the convention, and
they made a great din. When Low
den began to fall back the Yates peo
ple began a demonstration, and let
down from the cinders a great banner
bearing the quotation: "Hold the
Port." Chairman Cannon ordered it
taken down, and a dn.cn ready hands.
bil by Sheriff Ben Hrainerd. tore it
from its fastenings and threw the
wreck into the Morgfin county. Yatea
edlegatiou. A free-for all light was
prevented only by the interference of
the police. The banner, after Its res
cue by the Yates' men. was hung up
In the. .rear of .the platform.
Started With 6Uth Ballot.
It was on the sixty-ninth ballot that
the tide began to turn to Lowden, bis
vote running up to .".7.'?. ami Yates'
dropping to 888; Deneeu going down
to 3.8. Low den's vote continued to
Increase up to the seventy-third bal
lot eiiKh stpad fractions omitted:
Yatea, 982; Lowden 681; Deneen, 343;
Hamlin, TO: Warner. lM.; Sherman, 40:
Then LoWlV began to lose, getting
only rjii on the seventy fourth ballot,
while Yates and Deneen gained, until
the last ballot, the seventy-eighth,
stood, fractions omitted: Yates, 406;
Lowden, r32: Deneen 806; Hamlin,
lirj; Warner. 28; Sherman, 43; Pierce,
TRUTH ABOUT COLONEL F0ET
l.efl a tarm of .MO Arre to the
U Was lo II nr Mar
ried. I.acon. 111.. .Tune 3 Colonel It. If.
Coil's w ill has leon tib d It was made
In October. 1i3. and his cMute is val
tied at 8850,000. He gives to P.nV Ho
Ctarx. his promised wife; 610 acres of
bind in .Marshall county. 111., valued at
To Frank Spe.-ht. nttunagec of his
proxrty. he gives ra acres in Clay
connty. Neb.: to Minor Owens, of Chi
cago, 3'20 acres in Fillmore county.
Neb.; to Oorgc Cowan, of Iicon. a
nephew W0 acres in Fillmore county.
Neb.: to CJeorge YYikoff. of I mean, J."")
In cash. The balance goes to his
mother. Isaac Miller Hamilton, cf
C.dcago. is named as executor.
ADMINISTRATION OF L0ED
CUEZ0N GIVEN APPROVAL
LaKMB, .lune 3. At a meeting of
fhe lord mayor and corporation it was
decided to confer the freedom of the
city en Lord Curzon. of Kcddleston. in
recognition of the ability and zeal be
had displayed as viceroy of India.
Both of Them Trusted and Both
Basely Betray Their Trust
ONE GETS $30,000 IN CASH
Stealings May Hun L'p to Twice That
Much Tbe Other May Have
New Haven. Conn.. June 3. A loss
of from S3O.000 to $00,000 through the
embezzlement of its funds by a trust
ed employe, Douglas M. Smith, is ad
mitted by the officers of the National
Tradesmen's bank, of this city. The
exact loss is not yet known. Smith.
who was paying and receiving teller
of the bank, has acknowledged volun
tarily that be embezzled about .-':o,-000,
and the greater part of it. if not
all, within the past eight or nine
mouths. In a statement given out by
Cashier II. W. Thompson, of the bank,
the following explanation of the situa
tion is made:
Thief Confesses His Crime.
The examination by the national
examiner was held last December, and
that by the committee of the directors
shortly afterward. In neither examina
tion was any discrepancy in the ac
counts of Mr. Smith discovered. When
it was decided to have another exam
ination on Tuesday last Mr. Smith did
not come to the bank. He sent u mes
sage saying that he had been taking
money from the bank, and that he was
not able to cover it up. He also said
that as he could not hope to make
good the Joss he would not run away,
but would meet whatever punishment
the courts might mete out to him.
Bank Is Safe and Sound.
"As near as we can make out by
the examination thus far given we
believe that he has taken about $,'0,
000. That is the sum which he him
self estimates. He was under bonds
for $154)00 given by an indemnity com
pany. As Mr. Smith says he has not
saved a penny during his life-time, and
cannot make good the loss, we shall
have to stand the balance of the de
falcation above the $ir.OO0 in the
bonds. Smith says he has been specu
lating and that he took the money for
that purpose. The bank is safe and
sound. There is no danger to either
our lej)osltors or our stockholders."
Another Trustswl Thief Found Out.
Baltimore, June 3. Jesse 15. Raker,
a bookkeeper formerly employed by
the National Howard bank, of this
city, has been arrested at his home
here charged with embezzlement, He
admitted that there was a shortage in
his accounts of between JflO.uoo and
$12,000. Itaker disappeared two weeks
ugo and went to St. Loots. He re
turned to Baltimore a few days ago,
and was arrested and turned over to
the United States authorities. Gom
missloner Rogers committed him in de
fault of $10,000 bond.
MURDER EVIDENCE PLAIN:
TEIED TO BUEN THE BODY
Philadelphia, June 3. Detectives of
Delaware COUnty and this city are
working bald In an endeavor to un
ravel the mystery connected with the
Bnding of the body of a man on Dtc
oratioti Day near the banks of Darby
creek. The place where the charred
body WBS found is in a treacherous
marsh between the Delaware river
and Darby creek and ten miles sonth
of Philadelphia. On the hanks of Dar
by cmk are scores of beat houses,
many of them the rendezvous of dis
solute men anil women who spend
nearly every Sunday during the sum
mer drinking and carousing.
It is evident an attempt had been
made to destroy all evidences of identi
fication by burning the body. Within
a few hundred yards of the spot
where the body was found Is the farm
hr.use of William Home. The night of
Sunday. May 22, a rope and two pieces
of chain were stolen from Home's
barn. This chain was found close to
the murdered man. It had been fas
tcned to fence posts with staples.
INVESTIGATION IN NEW Y0EK
F08T0FFICE HAS A SEQUEL
Washington. June 3. Postmaster
General Payne has received and ac
cepted the resignation of Richard Van
Colt, superintendent of city delivery at
New York, to take effect May 31. The
resignation is tin direct result of the
reoni report of Assistant Attorney
General Rohb 011 his investigation of
the affairs of the New York postof-
- - n :
HIS80UEI POLICEMEN END
A FUED WITH PISTOL DUEL
Carthage. "Mo. June 3. V!d. Gaff
ney and A. Hurst, policemen, fought
with pistols 01 the street here. GasT
ney was shot in the stomach and will
die. Hurst was shot in the head, but
No Con-ritlon in England.
London. .Iune 3. War Secretary Arnold-l'orster.
answerng a question in
the house of commons, said the gov
ernment had no intention of proposing
to parliament the intrfduction of a
system of conscription, as recommend
ed by the royal commission on the
volunteer and militia forces.
KAW RIVER TORRENT
Bolt During Storm in
Indiana Does Ex
ecution. Kansas City. June .1. AI! tributaries
of the Kaw rier in Kansas are rising
rapidly today. A serious Hood is
threatened. Heavy rain the past 30
days have caused most cf the streams
to twice overflow their batiks, destroy
ing much property and rendering sev
eral hundred persons temporarily
homeless. Today rain continues to
fall at many points throughout Kan
sas. Light nine Fatal.
Booneville, Ind.. June 8. Three chil
dren were killed, one man fatallv and
1 woman and child seriously injured
today bv a bolt of lightning which
partially destroyed their home near
Tenu son. The dead:
JOHN GENTRY, dr.. aged 14.
OPAL GENTRY", aged 10.
A baby, aged 2.
John I Senl ry, Sr.
Serionslv in lured
Mrs. Gentry and
The storm swept over
diana, doing considerable d
MOB IS SEEKING
FOR AN ASSAILANT
Man Who Attacked Woman "Be
cause He Lioved Her" May
Anderson. Ind.. June 3. Mrs. Ada
Burger, a widow 31 years old, was
murderously attacked by .lames Mc
Cormick, a rejected suitor, because
she would not jilt the sweetheart of
her youth. The woman was literally
hacked to pieces. McConnick broke
through a barricade that bad been
placed at the front door in order to
oppose his threatened visit and after
Inflicting more than a dozen wounds
with a razor or bowie knife, he
Jumped through a window and es
caped. A mob armed with rifles and shot
guns is pursuing McCormR'k with the
avowed purpose of bringing him back
on a strebher. No mercy will be
shown him If the mob ever catches
the would-be murderer. McConnick
cimie from Pennsylvania a year ago.
madly smitten with Mis. Barger be
muse of a photograph of ber's which
had fallen into his hands. He is a
distant relative of tbe victim, and on
the strength of this Mrs. Barger per
mitted McCoiiniek to board at her
A RICH NEW YORK
Searchers Kxpect to Locate Him
Somewhere Near Salt
l ake City.
Salt Lake City, June 3. Henry
Baxter Klngsley, a Wealthy resident
of New York, who disappeared from
his borne In that city last November,
is believed to be in the vicinity of
Salt I.ake City, and the police are now
conducting a vigorous search for him.
A man answering Klngxley's descrip
tion stopped at a hotel at Proyo
Utah, Monday niaht. He told the clerk
he was a busim ss man of New York,
and had lost two fortunes.
He was avoiding his enemies, be
said, because they thought he had con
siderable money With him. The man
said be was so years old. but be did
not look to be more than 80 or TO.
Wednesday evening a man answering
very closely the descriptions sent out
of Klngsley called at the home of the
local representative of the Chicago and
Northwestern railroad and asked for
a small loan, saying be had left his
grip at Provo.
DEADLOCK OYER AN OFFICE
I.os Angeles. CaL, Jure 3 The fight
In the convention of the Brotherhood of
Locomotive Kngineers for the ottice of
third assistant grand chief engineer
has narrowed down to Peter Kilduff.
of Bfac Island, III., and Herman K.
Wills, of Clayton, la. Repeated ballot
have been taken, without result
HAVE SECRET PACT
Obscure Agreement Between
Russia and Germany is
SAID TO BE OF PERSONAL NATURE 1
Rulers Agree Not to Make War On
Each other During
Rerlin. Juno 3. Prom a source that
ma be described as unimpeachable
it is learned as alleged, that a re
markabie secret alliance exists be
tween Russia and Germany, consist
ing of a personal compact between the
czar and the kaiser whereby the two
empires bind themselves never to make
war on each other as long as the czar,
the kaiser or the present crown prince
of Germany is alive. Rnsso-German
relations in consequence couay are
more intimate than at any time dur
ing me past uu years aim cause re
sponsible Herman statesmen to snap
their fingers In the face of the Pranco-
Wanted to Save His Heir Trouble.
hen the kaiser went to Wiesbaden
he was afraid that he was suffering
from a fatal disease and desired to
confer with the czar In order that he
might bequeath to the voung. inex
perienced crown prince a hard and
fast understanding with Russia
Nicholas was profoundly impressed by
William's auxleties. The kaiser in
formed him that he was prepared to
guarantee that (Jerinany would keep
peace with Russia not only for the
period of his own reign, however long
or short, but also for the period of
the crown prince's life. In return the
czar was asked to guarantee that Ru?
sla would never threaten Germany.
The czar assented, but demanded a
pledge of Germany's benevolent neu
trality in the event of a war with
Japan, which he foresaw iis an im
Weak Kussla a Peace Guaranty.
This sokemn peace compact is re
sponsible for the active pro-Russia n
ism of the German government dur
ing the present crisis of world history.
Notwithstanding its existence (lernian
statesmen and soldiers of the highest
rank are secretly chuckling over the
czar's misfortunes in the Par Past.
They know that Russia sapped as re
gards its political and military prestige
is a far more reliable guaranty of Rus-po-Gennan
peace than the pledges of
n dozen czars.
WIFE OF BANK PRESIDENT
KILLED IN FOLDING BED
Minneapolis. .June 3. Mrs. A. M.
Woodward, wife of tin- president of
the South Side State hank, is dead
as the result of a foldiug-bd acci
dent. While some of their household
goods were being moved Mr. and Mrs.
Woodward occupied an old folding
bed. It eloRotl on them in the night.
Three of Mrs. Woodwurd's cervicg)
vertabrae were broken.
HORRIBLE SUICIDE OF
PROMINENT IOWA MAN
lies Moines, la., June 3. Pinery P.
Meriis. formerly of Iowa Falls, la., at
one time prominent in business and
political life of Hardin county, sui
cided in the insane asylum at Inde
pendence. Ia.. of which ho was an in
mate. Merris sawed at his throat with
a pair of dull scissors. Inflicting a
ghastly wound, and then tore it open
with his fingers.
HEAVY LOSS OF LIFE IN
FIRES IN AUSTRIAN TOWNS
Vienna. June 3. .News of two disas
trous fires has reached Vienna. The
first occurred in Noarywfhkow, Onla
dS, and destroyed almost the entire
town. Twelve persons lost their lives
in the flin"s. Another blaze, not so
disastrous, did much damage at KiefT,
Russia. Six persons were caught in
the llames and perished.
t . , .
Pilgrims" Ciab Honor Low.
London. June 3. The Pilgrim's
club entertained ex-Mayor Beth Low
of New York at luncheon at the Savoy
hotel, .lames Bryce presided. Among
those present were Ambassador
choate. Consul General Evans, Major
Beacon), Lord Eustice Cecil. Louis
Dyer, General Hutchinson. W. I. How
ells. Robert P. Porter. W. J. Piertie.
M. T. Wilson. Rudolph Spreckeis and
James I . Phebtu, of Ban Francisco.
Over a hundred in all were present.
Negro Manlin Whit.- Woman.
Spritittfield. III. June 3.- Maude
Crenshaw, a prepossessing white we
man. SB years obi. was married to
But it b CofTtnan, a negro, by Judge il
W. Murray, of the county court. The
couple came bere from Jacksonville to
have the ceremony performed and re
turned there to reside. The woman
begged that her marriage to the n gro
be kept from the newspapers.
Miner- llnnt a Loot Itnr.
Torre Haute. Ind.. June 3. Twelve
hundred miners suspended work to as
sist in the search for the 4-year-old
son of Dr. Byers. who has been miss
ing from home since Sunday. Ponds
and sliandoned mines are Iwdng
searched and gypsy camps examined.
ANOTHER GREAT BATTLE
REPORTED TO BE RAGING
DISPUTE IS ENDED
St. Petersburg Press Happy Over 1U
moval ol Source ol Irritation
St. Petersburg. June 3. The com
ment bere on the settlement of the
Basso-Canadian fishery dispute is
significant. The agreement is wi 1
coined by the Kussian press as evi
dence of the increasing probability of
an Augio-Kussian alliance, the papers
pointing out that public opinion in
Great Britain. France and Russia is
becoming mote favorable, the war in
stead of proving an obstacle to an alli
ance serving as one of the arguments
In its favor.
More significant still is a strong in
timation of the Novosti foreshadow
ing that a commercial treaty between
the two countries will pave the way
to a purely commercial rapprochement.
The Novosti adds: '"The realization of
this is easier, as both Russia and
Creat Britain are bound by enormous
commercial dealings. It is true that
Russia is further from Great Britain
than France, hut she is nearer India,
whose railroads could be joined with
Russia's." The paper makes the fur
ther point that without such a com
mercial treaty any political agreement
would be frail.
Tbe United states probably will be
the chief loser by such a treaty. The
United States already has suffered
from the differentia duties levied
against her In retaliation for the im
position of a countervailing duty on
Russian sugar. Imports of Pnited
states agricultural machinery, etc..
which a few years ago were large,
have fallen almost to nothing. With
t.uiti concessions Great Britain is
bound to succeed to all this trade. The
Impression is growing that Grant Brit
ain Is playing a shrewd game, for big
stakes commercially as well as polit
ically, and that w hile a complete agree
ment would be advantageous both to
Russia and to Great Britain, it would
be at the expense of the United States
In both these directions.
! esr . ;
Telle Colleacnes to Advise liarly
Marriage and Ijarge
I a mi I ics.
St. Louis. June In an address be
fore the Miss mi Congregational rsso-
tion on "The Religions Opportunity
and Obligation of the Home," Rev. Cy
rus f Stimson, ol Kansas lily, in
formed the ministers that it is their
duly to have large families. The mod
ern five-room fiat he declared to be an
enemy to family life, and he empha
sized this remark by stating that the
owners of such property have placed a
premium on small families and upon
One of the great evils of modern so
city, Lie ald. la t ho fuct that people put
off marital obligations until too lato
in life. "Parents are greatly to be
blamed for this," he added. "They
exact of the suitor for their daughter's
hand conditions with which most
young men cannot comply. It Is the
duty of the ministers of the gospel to
preach to the members of their Mocks,
urging early marriages and large fam
ilies." MATTERS COMING
TO A HEAD SOON
Two Sources of Iangcr in the Situa
tion at Hanging
k. .. .1 line it. A crisis
situation here will be
The soldiers will take
union man and striker
in the strike
Into custody a
who is said to be a leader of the
forces which the I; oops have been scut
here to quell. 'Ilie soldiers have start
ed a boose-to-house search for arms
ami are confiscating all they find ettn.
i r in the bands of union or non-uniou
This is one crisis. The other is the
imminence, as alleged, of an end to the
strike. The state board of arbitration
is at work, and it is stated? that an
agreement has nearly been reached.
This agreement involves the discharge
of the non-union men and the return
of the union men to their old plutvs,
according to report.
WYOMING COMES IHT0
THE W. R HEARST COLUMN
Cheyenne, Wye.. June 3.--The statr
Deeaoeratlc convention instructed for
Hearst rnsnlmously. He is strongly
4doi ssd in resolutions.
Assault Near Port Ar
thur in Progress
HEAVY FIRING HEARD
Japanese Drive North
ward Mixed Force
Liao Tang, June n. There are per
sistent rumors another great battle is
in progress near Port Arthur. Con
tinuous cannonading has been heard
from the south, and an additional
force of 15,000 Japanese hi reported
to have landed at Takoshan.
Vt uk ilt 11 Contlrins.
Mukden. June For two days past
rumors have been current of severe
fighting on Liao Tung peninsula. De
tails are 'lacking, but the fact that
lighting has been general throughout
the peninsula is officially admitted.
Aaotlier KushIhu Kcverse.
Tokio. June A bodj of Japanese
encountered and defeated a mixed
force of Russian cavalry, infantry and
artillery near Lichaton, nine miles
north of Polandien, Monday last. The
Russians were driven northward after
a two hours engagement.
The Japanese had one officer and '
men killed, and four officers and ,17
men wounded. The Kussian losses are
unknown. The movement Of Kussian
forces southward indicates a possible
effort to relieve Port Arthur.
I'ciw-r Gtvea Up.
Paris, June A Temps St. Peters
burg dispatch sa: It appears the
Kussian relief column of 30,000 men
mobilised for the succor of Port Ar
thur, has abandoned its project owing
to the fall of Kindiou and the land
ing f Japanese reinforcements.
WatelilUK Port Arthur.
London, June 3. That a terrible
ght is imminent at Port Arthur seems
certain. It is reported from St. Pe
tersburg that the Japanese army in
the I.iao-Tung peninsula now numbers
M,ih:i men. Refugees from lialny say
that the culminating attack ou tbo
fortress Is expected to take place 011
June 10. It is also reported from Che
too that the Japs arc DOW in touch
with the outposts of Port Arthur and
that frequent skirmishes take place.
The Japanese are preparing for the
attack by removing the Russian mines
which girdle Port Arthur about. These
mines are automatic and not connect
ed by wire with the fortress. Siege
guns are being landed at Kin-Chow
and a balloon w ill be used to locate the
A St. Petersburg dispatch says that
tin Russian I OSS at Kin Chow foot up
thirty officers and son men killed and
wounded. The Russians figure that
the Japanese casualties were -0,000.
LAW 18 KILLED BY COURT
Jeffersoa City. Mo.. June 3. The
Missouri supreme COUri has decided
that the state board cf arbitration has
no power to punish witnesses for con
tempt who refuse to testify before it.
The law gave the circuit court power
to punish witnesses who refuse to tes
tify before the board, and the supremo
court says this section of the law Is
unconstitutional. This. It is said, prac
tically destroys the law.
ACCUSED OF KILLING HER
HUSBAND SHE 18 8TASVIN0
Alpena. Mich., June ::. Mrs. Mary
Helnhold. the Alcona county woman In
the county Jail here awaiting trial on
the charge of the murder of her hus
bsnd With an ax, has t?en pronounced
insane by local physicians. She refuses
to eat and is slowly starving herself to
C. L. BAYLOR. AN ARMOUR
MANAGER, KILLS HIMSELF
Ou. aha. Neb.. June 3. - C. L Savior,
general manager of the Armour pack
ing bouse Interest in South Omaha,
shot and killed himself in ILinscoin
park. Beyond the fact that Savior had
been suffering from nervous depress
ion no reason is known foi his tak
ing his own life.
MISSOURI RIVER CAUSES
ALARM AT SIOUX CITY
Monx City. Ia., June 3. W. U.
Dewitt, assistant United states engin
eer In charge of the Missouri river,
says that unlesscongress resumes mak
ing appropriations for protecting tho
banks of that river whole cities may
be washed away. ,