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SJ ROCK ISLAND ARGUS.
VOL. LIU. NO. 'J2;S
ROCK ISLAND, ILL., WJSDN JSSDAY, JULY 6, 104.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Unusual Accident to Chi
cago & St. Louis
ZEAL OVER FLAG
NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION
BEGINS TRANSACTION OF BOSINESS
HAVE A SEA FIGHT
Proves Easy Winner of
Nomination by the
May Lead to Complications Between
Canada and the United
Report Says the Russian Vladivostok
Squadron Won a Victory.
RACE WITH THE STORM
Express Messenger is
Killed and Twenty
Kilbourne, 111., July ; The Chicago
ami St. Ixuis passenger train No. 7.
loaded with passengers for the St.
LoasS exposition, was wrecked by a
cyclone near the high trestle over the
Sangamon river at this place. Three
coaches and the baggage car were de
molished, while the engine and ten
der remained on the track.
(me man was killed and twenty per
sons were injured.
WILKY. THOMAS, aged 52; Spring
Tbr Serloual.v Injur..!
flf mail. John, conductor. Spring
held: Book hurt.
Cridlcy. V. 1J.. general manager. St
Looto; cut in head.
Ltob, Krust, Springfield; injured in
Lynn. Frank, Chandlervill.. 111.
.Meiidotise, Louis, brakeman ; should
er and arm injured.
Swazee. Hen. aged 7: Springfield.
III., hack broken.
Toeunings. Fred. Springfield : head
rut, hack hurt.
ioipmJ the Trala.
The cyclone struck the train on a
Steep down grade, ami the force of it
was ho great that the engine was
brought to a stop. Then the storm
struck the train with full force, over
turning the cars, which rolled down
n steep SO foot embankment into a
ditch filled with water. The passen
gers were all hurt and a number sus
tained serious injuries Kxpress Mcs
sender Wiley was standing in the
doorway of the express far. and as he
fell the cars leave the track jumped
He alighted in the ditch below, where
tie was found pinioned to the ground
under the baggage car and almost ev
ery bone in his body broken. All the
passengers and the crew remained
with the train.
Itn. nl lib Trnln.
Engineer Martin saw the storm ap
proaching. but thought that he could
take his train into the cut a mile away,
a; he had a steep half mile grade to
help him. Me had not reached the
bottom of the grade, which ends in a
high trestle, when the storm struck
him. and the train WSS unable to make
any progress against it.
He remained at his post, and as the
engine was fitted with an automatic
coupler, as soon as he saw the cars
have the track he uncoupled the en
gine, which remained on the track.
The storm demolished haras within
a radius of a mile from the wreck, and
giant oaks were twisted and torn like
rood. The cars are lying upturned
in the wnter with every window
broken and lamps, pipes, and seats
torn from their fastenings and scatter
ed over the cars and ground.
ONE OF LARGEST
Million Dollar Fire Loss in Boston
Three Sailors Thought to
Boston. July C The immense grain
levator of the Boston & Maine rail
road comjany. one of the largest in
the world, together with three of the
company's freight houses at Charles
town, were burned last night OBtSlHoS
a loss of over a million dollars. Thirty-five
sailors of the Allan Line steam
ship Austrian, which was lying at the
pier, JaBSped overboard to save them
selves from the tlames which had com
munieated to their vessel. Three of
them are supposed to have been lost
while others were injured and required
PAHIC AT FIRI IH CAFE
AT WORLD S FAIR GROUSES
St. Louis. Mo., July G The Ameri
can cafe at the world's fair grounds
was damaged $1S.imiu by fire, which
threatened to destroy Festival hall
yesterday. A panic resulted among
ihe foreigners In the vicinity,
many of them throwing their trunks
to the street. These broke open when
they struck the ground, and trinkets
and souvenirs were scattered in all
directions. The cafe was owned by
the Jerusalem Catering company.
INCIDENT FOURTH OH YUKON
mam i o nape I Captain of Eicursloa
Bom lu Rale Viiirrlinn
Dawson. Y. T.. July C. A flag inci
dent which has occurred here is likely
to lead to complications. The British
steamer Tyrrell took a Fourth of Jalj
excursion of children up the river Sat
urday. The committee and other
Americans forced the captain to raise
the I'nited States flag on the middle
staff before sailing. A complaint was
laid with Collector of Customs Busby,
who on the return of the Tyrrell sum
moned Capf. Ritchie to give a written
explanation of the matter. He prob
ably will report to Ottawa for a de
cision. Participated lu Other incident.
Busby was the Canadian officer at
Skaguay who flew the Canadian cus
toms flag which was cut down by an
American lawyer. A mob swarmed
around Busby's oflice to force him to
raise the American flag over the Can
adian. Busby absolutely refused, but
referred the matter to Ottawa. This
ultimately Jed to the lowering of the
I'nited States customs flag through
Soldiers Inflict Heavy Losses Upon
Savages In the Pacific
Amsterdam. July G. A dispatch
from Batavia. (capital of the Hutch
East Indesl says that the commander
of the expedition to North Achio
northern Sumatra) attacked Likai l
on June 'JO. The Achiuese losses
w.-re y.vi killed, including -1 women
and children, and ."! wounded. Sev
enteen prisoners were taken. The
Imtch casualties included the com
mander, a lieutenant, two sergeants,
and thirteen soldiers wounded.
June 2" the Dutch troops attacked
Ijitigatbars. when the Achinese losses
wen r.M killed, including 1M women
and L!u children, and 4 wounded.
Twenty-eight prisoners were taken.
The Dutch losses were a captain.
soldiers, and six coolies wounded.
Nation. il Convention Names Charles
H. Corrtgan For
New York. July ..Charles H. Cor
regan. of New York, and William W.
Cox. of Illinois, w. re chosen candi
dates for president anil vice president,
respectively, by the national conven
tion of the socialistic labor party here
HEW JERSEY GETS S2.436.919
FROM TAXATION OF TRUSTS
Trenton. N. J.. July f, The state
hoard of istessors has filed with the
state cont roller a preliminary list of
the assessment that has been made
against corporations chartered under
the laws of this state. The list con
sists of upwards of fi.Hio compauh s.
against which there is assessed an ag
gregate of 2,42o.yi5 in taxes.
Convenes at 12:03 and is
More States for Parker
THE TICKET Parka ami Turarr l
lli- :. -!.. I mIiiIc 1. 1 i In- il "in i M ii I
taction "I iln- riiDxrollun. I'lirkrr
tiiu !- nauinl on Hit Hrl liullol. null
there In no furmiiliililr iiuunarul tu
Turner far lee prealdcat.
Till: I I Ul mill in. .net uIiimL.
pI.mIicIuk ihr Seataeraer t "ihe imiin-
teunnee of I be exinllnK Key Mtnutl
nril" i.uil an unli-lrual plunk, fnt.ir
Iuk "I lie enforcement nilliout fenr or
Tutor of the luf erudite commerce untl
llutl-lrilsl InttM-' lire salient features
of die proposed platform.
St. Ixjui.s, July Advocates of the
various candidates were astir early
today but those who were advocating
the claims of other candidates than
Barker found very little encourage
ment. Some of them continued their
assurances that there would he at
less! !" votes cast against Barker and
professed to be undaunted by the
stand taken by Pennsylvania and
Others admitted the critical nature
of the situation and confessed a great
effort was necessary to prevent Par
ker's nomination on the first ballot.
I leelnn.l pplnu.leil.
At the mention of Bryan's name
in the speech of Chairman Williams
there was some applause and cheers,
but the second time he was named
there was no applause When Cleve
land's name in Williams' speech was
mentioned there was a great outburst
of chi-ering and Williams was unable
to proceed for lu minutes. The ap
plause was general, but New Jersey,
Alabama and New Hampshire gave
three cheers for the ex-president. Tam
many joined in the cheering and dur
ing the confusion a row developed in
the center of Tammany, and Tim
Murphy, of St. Ixniis was ordered re
moved by the chairman. Finally at
1:18 a fair degree of quiet was ob
tained and Williams resumed speak
ing. I :i m in .in n leldM lo I'nrker.
Tammany announces that directly i
after adjournment today they will bold
a meeting and withdraw their objec -
tion to Parker, as they concede hi
south arolina for I'arkrr.
The South Carolina delegation this
morning decided to cast the solid vote
on the first ballot for Parker.
( able on Resolutions Committee.
Among members of the new demo-
cratic committee are: Illinois. Roger i
C Sullivan. Iowa. Charles A. Walsh.
Among the resolutions committee
which is not yet completed are: Illi
nois. Ben T. Cable: Iowa. J. B. Weaver.
ll;o let I'rrw.iral thai rata a.
Senator Hill announced this morn-
(Continued on Page Kight.) j
Ben T. Cable and Benton Oavis Given
Places of Importance at
St. Louis, Mo., July C.( Special.)
As was the case in the state conven
tion and has occurred before in na
tional conventions of the democrats.
Rock Island county gets its share of
representation in the national gather
ing that opened here today. Apart
from the presence on the floor of Ben
T. Cable as a delegate-at-large and
John P. Sexton as a district delegate
the meeting of the Illinois delegation
last evening resulted in the sending
of additional honors to Rock Island
Mr. Cable was selected as a mem
ber of the convention committee on
resolutions while Benton Davis, of Mo
line through Mr. Cable's Influence was
given the post of honorary secretary
from Illinois of the convention.
In the distribution of favors at
Springfield, while Rock Island county
received a handsome share, Moline it
self was inadvertent ly omitted. This
fact was called to Mr. Cable's atten
tion and he said he would see to it
that Moline was fittingly recognized
later. He has, so to speak, made good.
Added to those honors mentioned.
Rock Island county is also represented
among the ushers, pages and other
lloor officers of the convention.
H. P. S.
Story in Utillelins
Convention Hall, St. Louis, July 6.
11:10. The galleries are beginning
slowly to fill. None-of the delegates
have appeared. The day is overcast.
quiet and warm.
11:30 Lights have been turned on
in the hall, owing to the overcast sky.
Delegates are beginning to arrive.
11:45 The delegations are begin
ning to arrive rapidly.
12:00 National Chairman Jones
has appeared on the platform. The
leaders are cheered ar they come in.
12:03 The convention is called to
12:05 The New York delegation
arrives late. Hill is cheered when rec
12:08 The California delegation ar
rives late carrying the state banner
There are cries from the galleries
"Hearst, Hearst. Hearst". The dem
onstration is short lived.
12:09 Bryan comes in without any
12:11 The secretary reads the offi
cial call for the convention.
12:13 Rev. John F. Cannon pastor
of Grand Avenue Baptist church of St.
Louis offers prayer, the delegates ris
ing during the invocation.
12:20 John Sharp Williams of Mis
sissippi, is named for temporary chair
man. Guffey of Pennsylvania, and
Tarpey, of California escort Williams
to the chair. He is greeted by sharp
12:26 Williams begins speech.
12:45 Delegates listen attentively
to Williams, who speaks calmly and
without gestures. His ironical tone
catches the fancy of the convention
and he is interrupted time and again
by laughter and applause.
2. :05 Williams
has closed his
2:06 The band plays the national
anthem and the entire convention and
spectators are on their feet.
2:08 The playing of "Dixie" by the
band developed a tremendous outburst
of cheering. The convention will
probably adjourn in a few moments.
2:20 Calls for "Bryan, Bryan,"
come from different parts of the hall
and the demonstration lasts fully a
minute. Bryan, however, remains
quietly in his seat.
2:21 An invitation to the delegates
to visit the exposition is unanimously
2:25 The roll of states is being
called for members of the various com-
2:55 The convention adjourns to
10 o'clock tomorrow morning.
Reyes Declared President
Washington. July C. Charge Hny-!
der. at Bogota, cables the state depart-;
Jmeni that Gen. Reyes was declared j
elected president of Columbia todav.
Illinois Delegation Will
Support W. R.
HOPKINS IS CHAIRMAN
Not One of Various Con
tests Won Before
ILLINOIS ON THE COMMITTEES.
ROGER C. 81 I.I.I
KeNolullouH II I '. T. CABLE
Credentials FRRD J. KERN
I'eniiuneut Orpin leaf ion . . . II. II VII I
Hole FREE P. MORRIS
SAMUEL, WOOLNER, .III.
Notification vl.-e president I
Ml. VS . It V I lllll RBI
Convention ice I'rcMiilcut
JAMES HAMILTON LEWIS
Mixt:int Berretarj of convention ... .
BENTON 1 A IS
SerKeaat-at-Araaa. . PRANK I - HOOPER
Chili mum JOHN P. HOPKINS
See re toil 1 .... Mt RICE T. NOLOREI
I liiilrimiu FRED .1. KERN
Secretary THOMAS F. o
St. Loui8, July ti. Before the Illi
nois delegates met for their caucus
yesterday afternoon it was rumored
that they were about to bolt the Hearst
NEW COLISEUM. ST. LOUIS,
instructions and come out for Parker
on the first ballot. There was no
foundation for the rumor, and Chair
man Kern declared that the delegates
of Illinois would be faitnful to all ob
ligations imposed upon them by their
Hopkins Chair fa.
John P. Hopkins was elected chair
man of the delegation : Roger C. Sul
livan, national committeeman; Ben
T. Cable, member of the committee on
resolutions. Andrew M. Lawrence,
one of the active managers of the
Hearst candidacy, was nominated for
chairman of the delegation against
John P. Hopkins, who is personally
opposed to Hearst. Lawrence receiv
ed eight votes, including that of Hop
kins, while the latter received 4o votes
Michigan for I'nrkrr.
The Michigan delegation! failed to
organize because or the absence oi
one or two of its members and ad
journed until today. The delegation
is very evenlv divided between Park
er and Hearst, but with all members
present it is claimed that Parker will
have a majority of two. The Parker
forces are under the leadership of I).
I. Campau. The Hearst men offered
to compromise the situation bv voting
for Campau for president, but he de
clined. As the unit rule prevails in
the delegation Campau hopes to
swing the entire delegation to Parker.
HeaMfl iu In M Inucsudi.
The caucus of the Minnesota dele
gation last night developed a warm
contest between the Hearst and anti
Hearst forces and after a three-hour
wrestle the Hearst faction put through
its slate. The fight centered in the
selection of a national committeeman.
I.aol National oiniuiltee Meeting;-
The national committee yesterday
afternoon held what in all probability
will be its last meeting. Reports of
the sub-committees on the contests in j
Illinois. Indiana. Pennsylvania. Maine.
New Jersey, Ohio. South Dakota and
the District of Columbia were heard
anu concurred m. .not one contest ;
was succ-s.,ftil. A majority of these ;
will go before the credentials commit-'
OKU WITHDRAWING HIS ARMY
i . ill. ni Oliject I be Concentration
Fereea iB Sieee of Port
Liao Yang. July 5. (Delayed.)
There are persistent reports in circu
lation that a hot engagement occurred
today, northward of Gensan between
the Russian Vladivostok and Japanese
squadrons which ended favorably to
the Russians. .
Oku's army is retiring evidently
with the object of concentrating on
Port Arthur. Siege guns are being
placed in position at Kin Chott.
I 'asses ftoMoliorun.
Constantinople, July ('.. The Rus
sian volunteer fleet steamers St. Pe
tersburg and Sevastopol passed
through the Bosphoros from the Black
Bes yesterday. Ihe Sevastopol was
flying the Red Cross Hag and its hull
was painted white.
Rome. July The Liao Yang.
Manchuria correspondent of the Ag-
enzia Liberer reports that six hundred
cases of typhus have broken out in the
Portus B. Weare, Old Member,
pelted From Chicago Board
Chicago. July ;. Portus B. Weare.
one of the oldest members of the
board of trade, was expelled from the
organization last night on a charge of
dishonest conduct, lie was formerly
head of the Weare Commission com
pany and operated an extensive line
SCENE OF THE DEMOCRATIC
of grain elecators. In March, 1903, Mr.
Weare was suspended for two years.
The expulsion of the old operator was
decided on by the board of directors
after a six hour meeting, which lasted
until late in the evening. A number
of witnesses were heard and a report
received from a special commit tet
which has been at work on the Cast
Chief among the specific charges on
which the action of the directors was
based were claims by country custom
ers that both margins and profits on
trades made through the Weare firm
JONG IN THIBET
Capture Native Fort After Short
Battle With Slight
Gyanatse, Thibet. July An as
sault by British troops on Jong ( forti.
now in progress. They have al
ready captured the fringe of villages
at the base of the rock.
Oyaastse, Thibet. July 0. The Brit
ish storming party consisting of Gnhr
kas anil fusiliers captured Jong this
afternoon. The British casualties
were not great
Palace Guard Punished
Berlin. July (',. A dispatch from
Port An Prince. Hayti, says that all
the soldiers of the palace guard con
cerned in the recent attack on the
French and German ministers have
been severely punished, and that Pres
ident Nord at an informal audience
apologized to both ministers. The in
cident is now closed.
A Lynching, it Appears.
Nashville, Tenn., July 6. The bod-
()f two negroes named Aldrich and
Johnson were found hanging in the
woods in Marshall county. Monday. It
jB supposed they were hanged ky white
caps Saturday night.
TIBBIES WITH HIM
The Platform Reaffirms
Those of Last Three
Springfield. 111.. July fi Thomas E.
Watson, of Georgia, for president, and
Thomas H. Tibbies, of Nebraska, for
vice president is the ticket nomina
ted by the populist national conven
tion. The names of William V. Allen, of
Nebraska, and Samuel W. Williams.
of Indiana, were also placed before
the convention for president, but be
fore the list of states had been com
pleted to the roll call their names
were withdrawn and Watson nomina
ted by acclamation.
TIMftlM for Ice Preolilent.
There were five nominations for
vice president Thomas H. Tibbies of
Nebraska, Theodore B. Rymler of
Pennsylvania. L. H. Weller of lown.
George F. Washburn of Massachusetts
and Samuel W. Williams of Indiana.
The two latter declined and Tibbies
practically received all votes on the
first ballot and was nominated by ac
look ll l)n.
Owing to the almost continual wran
gle among the delegates over nearly
every question that came up for dis
cussion, it required the entire day to
adopt the short platform and nom
inate the ticket, and the convention
did not adjourn until 7 o'clock in the
New Xntionnl Committee.
After the convention adjourned the
national committee elected James H.
Ferris, of Joliet. 111., chairman, and
Charles Q. De France, of Lincoln.
Nebraska, secretary. The committee
also appointed members of the nation
al committee for states not represent
ed at the convention.
May Not cccit.
Whether Watson will accept the?
nomination or not no one in the con
vention seemed to know and all ef
forts to secure some definite informa
tion from Watson's friends failed.
Watson was Quoted as saying that if
the democrats at St. Louis nominated
William R. Hearst, he (Watson) would
BUppori him for president.
The I'luf form.
fter reaffirming its adherence to
the basic truths of the Omaha platform
of 1892 and of the subsequent plat
forms of 1896 and 1900, the platform
The iSKiilrij,' of money is a function
of Ki i iiminl and should never bs del
egated to corporations or Individuals.
The constitution styes to oongrsss aloas
power to issue money and rSfUlatS ItH
We therefore demand tliut ill tnonev
sliall he Issued by the government Ifl
such quantltlas as shall maintain a
Stability In prlci h. . v. ry dollar to SO a
full legal tender, none of which nhall
be a debt redeemable In other money.
We demand that postal savin batiks
te established y the government for
the sal'.- deposit uf the Mavlngn of the
We t.elieve In the right Of .' itv.r to
organize for the benefit nnd protection
of those who toll, and tdedtre the uf.
forts Of the people! party to PHI SSI SI
this right Inviolate. Capital lx organ
ized and has no rii?ht to deny to lab ir
the privilege which It claims foi ItseB.
Oarer eat Ovtuemhlp.
Fo prevent unjust diserlm i na t Ion a ml
m mopofy the goreraasent should own
and control the railroads, and t!no
public utilities which In their nai.re.
are Bsonopollsed to perfect t-.e p.,tal
service, the government should own nnd
operate H e general telegraphs anl tat
sphone system and provulla a ia.-eelu
As to those trusts and monopolies
which ar aot publirt utilities or nat
ural monopolies, we demand that .onc
special prrrilanes which they n w en
Joy and which alone enable Mms to
exist, should bS Immediately with
drawn. We demand that eonsi S shall enact
a general law uniformly rerulating the
power and duties of all incorporated
e .mpanicH doing interstate business.
WIVES OF N0R0E VICTIMS
TRY TO COMMIT SUICIDE
Copenhagen, July 6. Touching
scenes were witnessed again in the
offices of the I'nited Steamship com
pany. The wives of two of the em!
grants lost on the Norge attempted ta
commit suicide by drowning, but they,
were saved at the last moment.