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ROCK ISLAND ARGUS.
4 :30 O'CLOCK.
VOL. I, III. NO. 238.
KOCK ISLAND, ILL., MONDAY. JULY '25. 11)04.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
PROMISES FLIGHT THUGS IN THE TOILS ARfGA IS
Neither Accept Nor Refuse Invita
tion to Attend Chicago Itst
Formal Ceremonies of Notification at
CJ JO p. in. Wednesday at
Holland. Inventor ot'Submarine Boar.
Says lie Has Solved Aerial
Chicago (jimrtpt Followed the Ki
ample Set by "Automatic
Such is the Report That
Comes Through Min
PARKER MAY COMEiTO TELLROOSEVELT
Allied Trades Are Out in
RUSSIANS MOVE AWAY
Another Battle in Which Czar's
Troops Abandon Po
sition. Washington. July 25. Minister Con
ger at Pekin cabled the state depart
in. at today thai he is informed the
Russians today evacuated New
New Chwang, Jnly ML A battle
took place Sunday east of Tatchekiao
which resulted in the Russian being
driven back. It is believed they will
have t retire to Lino Vang. The hat
tie tested all day.
Battle at New Chwang.
Tien Tain, July 25. News has reach
ed her.- that a hat tie is raging outside
of New Chwang. The lighting can he
seen from the housetops. In the en
gagement of Saturday, six miles from
New Chwang, the Russian losses are
reported to have been 700. The Jap
;ui se are slowly Hearing New Chwang.
Ureal excitement prevailed In that
city during yesterday's ami Satur
Seen From New Chwang.
New Chwang. July 25. A battle was
fought Saturday near Tatchekiao. at
tended, it is believed, with heavy loss
em. The progress of the battle was
watched by many people in New
Chwang from the roofs of houses. The
day was clear and the smoke of the
guns could he plainly seen. .Many Chi
nese refugees arriving at New Chwang
have reported that nine Japanese gim
hoats from Poll Arthur have arrived
at Tahti ngshan.
A NARROW ESCAPE
Engine Goes Down a Bank But the
Conches Hang on to the
Wheeling. W. Va . July 2".. Five hun
dred passengers, most of them from
Grafton and Fairmont, had a marvel
ous escape from death or serious in
jury on the Baltimore & Ohio excur
sion hound for Wheeling yesterday. At
Wise's Crossing, near Littleton, the
engine and tender and three coaches
left tin- tails. The engine turned over
tn its side and the coaches toppled on
the end of an embankment, hut did
not go over. Engineer W. II. Johnson
u.'is caught under his cab and badly
scalded, by escaping steam, but will
recover. Mail Clerk C. B. Collins was
severely bruised and otherwise in
jured and was taken back to Graf
ton. Many of the pass, tigers were
badly shaken up. but none seriously
PROTEST TO THE PRESIDENT
Victor Postmaster Charged With Ac
tivity in Colorado Trouble.
Denver, July 25 Secretary Hay
wood of the Western Federation of
Miners has forwarded a telegram to
President Roosevelt stating that Post
master F. M. Rear don of Victor is one
if the members of the committee
which, he says, is responsible for de
porting miners from the Cripple Creek
district and asking that steps be taken
to prevent federal office holders from
taking part in such demonstrations.
Complaints also have been made to
the president against Postmaster Rear
.Ion and Postmaster Sullivan of Crip
pie Creek, alleging that they have per
mined mail sent to nnion sympathiz
ers to be opened and mutilated.
STAMPEDE IN BULL RING
Animals Get Loose and Attendants'
Bullets Wound Spectators.
San Sebastian. July 25. There was
a Veusational seine in the hull ring
here yesterday. At the moment of the
projected fight between a bull and a
tiger both animals broke loose and
stampeded the spectators. The attend
ants, in firing on the animals, struck
and wounded several of those present,
injuring the Marquis Pedal, the vice
president at the senate, the Marquis
Quijo and a French tourist.
Ex-Senator Vest Weaker.
Sweet Springs. Mo.. July 25. Ex
Senator Vest is much weaker, the
rally of yesterday havine been only
temporary Mr. Vest! son and daugh
ter will not return to St. Louis, as
planned, but will remain near the bedside.
REPLY AFTER NOTIFICATION
Mayor Harrison's Plan for Him to
Appear on Same Rostrum
Bsopoa, N. Y.. July 25.- Judge Alton
B. Parker, democratic candidate for
president, did not accept nor did he
decline an invitation presented to
him yesterday to speak at a demo
cratic ratification meeting to be held
in Chicago Aug. 20. when William J.
Bryan will be one of the speakers. A
delegation representing Mayor Carter
H. Harrison arrived at Esopus at 2:45
p. m. It consisted of E. M. lahiff,
secretary of the Cook County Demo
cratic club, under whose auspices the
meeting will he held: Oscar F. Mayer,
president of the I'nited German so
ciety, and l.awrence E. McOann. con
troller of Chicago.
Chicago Men Eat at Rosemount.
The visitors were driven to Rose
mount, where they found Judge Park
er's family at dinner. Plates were
placed for them anil after the meal
Judge Parker took his guests into the
library, where the purpose of the visit
was talked over at length. Judge
Parker told Mr. Labia?, who acted as
spokesman, that to accept the invita
tion at this time might cause hint
some embarrassment and he did not
feel like promising to attend any event
of that character, at least until after
the not! Best ion ceremonies had taken
He did say. however, that if he ac
cepted any invitations at all he would
visit Chicago, and that it would give
hint great pleasure to go If if were
UNDER STREET CAR
Five Persons Hurt in Explosion Under
a Conveyance at
Houston. Texas. July 25. Five per
sons were hurt by an explosion of dy
namite uniler a street car Saturday
night. The injured are:
A. T. Smith, internal injuries: se
rious; C. B. Cjuarh-s and wife, Luells
Coleman. Jim Slaughter.
Heavy charges of dynamite were
found on two other car lines, where
they hail been placed and failed to
HORACE BOIES FOR TICKET
Former Democratic Governor of Iowa
Waterloo. Iowa. July 25. "I consid
er two propositions finally and unal
terably settled by the American
people: First, that our standard of
value is to be the single gold
standard: second that the coinage of
for use as a standard money, is a
This declare! ion. written by Horace
Boies, forms part of an announcement
by the former governor of his hearty
support of the democratic national
ticket. He continues in a letter sent
from his farm in Grundy county,
where he is now making his home:
"it gives me great pleasure to say
I consider the action of the conven
tion, both in the adoption of platform
and nomination of candidates, all that
any democrat could reasonably expect
or ought to desire. For the work of
the Immediate future I firmly believe
we now have a united party.
For the still greater work that is
to settle for the future questions
which have divided tis in the past
we are given time to think, and I feel
promise among the leaders of the
party that was manifested at the
convention will settle every question
to the satisfaction of all democrats
and the best interests of the nation as
"The true interpretation of the
tariff plank as I read it is that our
manufacturers and producers are en
titled to all the protection that a
tariff for revenue wisely and carefully
laid will afford them.
"I am glad that no final action by
the convention was taken on the
money question. Heretofore the spir
it of contention in OUT party has
been too pronounced to admit of the
careful and cautious examination by
advocates of the two systems."
MUSSEL DIGGERS ALARMED
Report that Fish Commissioner Will
Stop Industry on the Wabash.
Owensville. Ind.. July 25 The Wa
bash river mussel diggers are much
alarmed over the report that State
Fish Commissioner Sweeney has been
asked to put a stop to the industry.
They say they are willing to stop the
present manner of fishing for the mus
sel if it is extermlna' in? the shellfish.
There are several ways of cettinc: the
mussel from the water. Most of the
diggers are making enormous profits
from the business.
ALL ARRANGEMENTS MADE
Speeches Are to Be Delivered on the
Veranda of President's
Oyster Bay. L. L, July 25. Theo
dore Roosevelt will be notified of his
nomination Wednesday at 12:30 p. m.
The members of the notification com
mittee have been requested to assem
ble at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel in
New York Tuesday evening, when
they will be met by Speaker Joseph
G. Cannon, chairman of the commit
tee, who will arrive in New York some
At 10:30 o'clock Wednesday morn
ing the committee will board a special
train for Oyster Bay. At the station
here the party which will include in
vited guests, will be met by carriages
in which they will be taken to Saga
more Hill. Among those present will
be Chairman George B. Cortelyou ol
the national republican committee;
Gov. Otlell and Senator Piatt, Corne
lius N. Bliss, treasurer of the repub
lican national committee; William L.
Ward, national committeeman and
William Barnes. Jr., chairman of the
New York executive committee.
Speeches on Veranda.
The wide veranda almost surround
ing the president's house will be
draped with American Hags. If the
weather be fair the committee and
guests will bt- assembled oti the spac
ions lawn. Speakc r Cannon, who will
make the speech of announcement for
the committee, and President Roose
velt will speak from the veranda.
Should the weather be inclement, the
curtains of the veranda will be low
ered and the ceremony will take place
After the address, a luncheon will
be served to the committee and guests.
This will be followed by an informal
reception and those present will then
return to the station and board the
special train .which is scheduled to
leave Oyster Bay for New York at
3:30 p. m.
NEW RATES FOR MACCABEES
Supreme Tent, in Session at Detroit,
Adopts Revised Schedule.
Detroit. Mich.. July 25. The su
preme tent. Knights of the Macca
bees of the World, adopted the new
schedule of rates recommended by
the committee on laws at Wednesday's
Whole life insurance will hereafter
be furnished new members at rates
ranging from 85 cents per thousand
dollars of insurance at the itge of 18
to $2.75 at the age of 5(1. Present
members may rerate themselves to
the new rate. The new schedule also
provides a table of rates for protec
tion up to the age of 55 years, rang
ing from a monthly rate of J'i cents
per thousand dollars of insurance at
the age of is years to $2 per thous
and from 4s years to tin- end of the
BR00MC0RN CROP IS SHORT
Estimated Quantity in Sight not With
in 5 Per Cent of Normal.
Vandalla, 111.. July 25. There is
only one-eighteenth as much broom
corn iti the state of Illinois as there
was in sight one year ago. All the
factories are trying to get the grow
ers to name their price on growitig
crops, anticipating the market being
cornered. Some as far west as Og
den, I'tah. want BOO tons priced on the
growing c rop. Farmers are liable this
time to make the price.
Strikers Are Loyal.
Chicago, July 25. The butchers will
remain steadfast to their organization.
If there were any of them who were
wavering before the calling of the sec
ond strike, they now are firm in their
support of their union. The unjust
discrimination with which they were
treated when they reported for work
Friday morning aroused them as they
had not been aroused before.
Preparations were made carefully
for the strike and the butchers will
not yield. The union is able to pro
vide its members with the necessaries
of life and they will not want. It is
also certain that the other trades will
do their part.
The struggle is recognized as one of
greatest importance to organized la
bor in Chicago and all over the coun
try. In the demands of the butchers
there is nothing unreasonable. They
ask for fair wages and fair conditions,
and. now. for honest dealing from
their employers. That is what trade
unions stand for, and all union sym
pathizers feel the strikers' cause is
Skilled butchers, trained in the
methods of the great packing compan
ies, cannot be hired outside of the or
ganization. The owners of the plants
will have to come to it to get the men
they must have.
QUIT AT 10 TODAY
Drivers Only Class of Workers
Who Are Not Af
fected. Chicago, July 25. Every livestock
handler in the stock yards quit work
at in this morning. The packers'
teams are still at work. Nearly all the
machinists, can workers, millwrights
Dad helpers, steamfitters. electricians,
plumbers, boxmakers. engineers and
firemen have struck. No cases of dis
order arc reported.
The first big defection in the great
strike came when Ton men, including
scalers and pen-cleaners, employed by
the Union Stoc k Yards & Transit com
pany refused to work further. The
first to go were the handlers, follow
ed by the teamsters. As they passed
out the big gate they were greeted
with cheers by thousands of strikers
in the vicinity. Prior to this exodus
came a small strike in various plants
among mechanical employes.
Did Not Wait for Conference.
The strike, although general, was
conducted without official authoriza
tion by the heads of the various unions,
but solely upon the order of business
agents who refused to await the action
of the peace conference between rep
resentatives of the allied trades and
the- packers which was in session when
the strike occurred.
Drivers Oppose Strike.
Chicago. July 25. The move for a
general sympathetic strike of all
trades employed in the meat packing
industry in support ef the butcher
workmen received a check last night
at the meeting of the Teamsters'
Joint council. Permission to engage
in the strike was refused the? packing
house teamsters. Instead of sanction
ing the entrance of the drivers into
the great struggle, the central body of
the organization appointed a peace
Promised a Walkout.
Chicago. July 25. At tempt s to set
tle the second strike of the packing
trades failed Saturday, and last night
the butchers' union and allied organ
izations, after a long conference, sent
an ultimatum to the representatives
of the packers demanding a settle
ment of the strike before this morn
ing on the penalty of a general walk
out of all the union employes at work
in the stock yards.
The packers have issued the follow
ing statement : "We regard Donnelly's
action entirely unwarranted in call
ing the second strike on the sensation
al misleading reports within an aver
age of 30 minutes from the time the
men were ordered to work and before
it was possible for any considerable
number to have been placed, without
making the slightest effort to verify
such reports, or to have them rem
edied if found to exist.
"We have a definite agreement with
our employes, the same having been
signed by their representatives and
the representatives of all mechanical
and allied trades, and we stand ready
on our part to see that it is carried
Will Send New Committee.
Chicago, July 25. Representatives
of the butchers and the allied trades
have agreed to send another commit
tee to meet the packers.
DESIRES TO RESIGN
Reported Merry del Val Has Been
Refused Relief From Of
fice by Pope.
Rome, July 25. The Trihnna says
it is said that Cardinal Merry del Val.
the papal secretary of state, has ten
dered his resignation, owing to the
hostility of the cardinals, which indi
cates that they accuse him of render
ing impossible an accord with France,
and that the pope has refused to ac
cept the resignation.
Troops Ready for Bonesteel.
Pierre, S. D., July 25. Adjt. Gen.
Conklin of the state militia has or
dered Company B of Sioux Falls to be
in readiness to march to Springfield
on their way to Bonest'-el. The order
was given at the suggestion of Lieut.
Gov. Snow, Gov. Herreld being out of
THE MACHINE WILL COST $10
Weight, Twenty-Five Pounds Expects
Genera. Use in Five
New York, July 25. John P. Hok
land, inventor of a submarine torpedo
boat, announces that his flying ma
chines will not cost more than and
that within five years men will be fly
ing from this city to Chicago in a day.
His apparatus consists of four wings
with bamboo frames, which will be
attached to the arms and waist of the
person using them. The apparatus
will not weigh more than 25 pounds,
and he declares any man will be able
to use it on sight and fly without any
elaborate preliminary training.
Worked Thirty-Four Years.
Mr. Holland has been working on the
problem for o-l years and has made
four different types of flying machines
only to discard them because the prin
ciple was wrong. In his fifth effort he
has adopted the aeroplane principle af
ter a long study of birds in flight. He
is holding back the details of the con
struction of the machine until the gov
ernment grants him a patent.
REGISTRATION FOR LANDS
Over Hundred Thousand Entered for
Bonesteel, S. D., July 25. The total
registration for homesteads on Rose
bud reservation is 106,320, as follows:
There are about 2,6ti0 quarter sec
tions to be opened to the homestead
entry, drawing for which will be held
at Chamberlain. July 2S.
THIBETAN OFFER REJECTED
Col. Younghusband Will Only Make
Peace at Lhassa.
Nagartse. Thibet. July 20 (Delayed.)
The Thibetan peace delegates met
the British mission and professed a
willingness to arrange peace of the
commission would return to Gyangtse.
Col. Younghusband replied that he
could only make peace at Lhassa, but
thiit he was willing to discuss terms
while- proceeding there.
"Eeled" Out of Charges.
Terre Haute. Ind.. July 25. After a
police record of 25 years, arrested
more than 100 times, and often accused
of the robbery of visitors to the ten
derloin district, "Nin.-y" Adams has
finally been sentenced to prison for
the first time. Time and again the po
lice thought they had a case against
him. but he "eeled" out. It is 2U
years since his first arrest.
Springfield. 111.. July 25 John P.
Lilly, the editor of the Sullivan Satur
day Herald, and one of the best known
newspaper men in Illinois, committed
suicide at his home in that city by
taking morphine. Dr. Hardin, from
whom Lilly is believed to have
bought the morphine, has been ar
rested. Children Free at Fair.
St. Louis, July 25. The fair man
agement has decided to admit children
under 15 years old free on certain
dates, to be specified from time to
time. It was decided that Aug. 2
would be the first date for free ad
missions under this rule.
Say Plant Will Run.
Chicago, July 25. Every plant con
trolled by the Chicago packers will
be operating successfully in a few
days. Enough workers already have
been engaged by them to run with a
considerable output. There are thous
ands of skilled workers in the country
who are glad to obtain employment
at the good wages paid in the big
The men who will fill the packing
houses will come from two classes.
First, the new nonunion employes,
gathered from cities and villages all
over the country: and, second, the
strikers, who will troop back rather
than see their places lost to them. A
decided split in the ranks of the union
is expected early this week.
Having regard for the future as well
as for the present, the packers are
content to fight the battle out to its
end, now that it has been begun.
Then they will have peace in the in
dustry for some years to come. The
union members broke away from Pres
ident Donnelly and thereby proved
themselves not amenable to discipline.
The developments in the strike in
dicate the unreasonableness of some
of the union demands.. Conditions are
so different in different cities that
wages cannot be the same, as asked.
POLICE FINALLY GET THEM
Confess Several Crimes and It Is
Thought Will Admit
Chicago. July 25. Emulators of the
exploits of the car barn bandits, four
youths arrested yesterday near the
Harrison street police station, confess
ed killing one man in a saloon holdup
and robbing a score of others at dif
ferent times. The murder was that of
John Lane, sage carpenter of the Il
linois theatre, who was shot in an at
tempt to hold up Gustav Riegel's sa
loon. 150 North Kedzie avenue, on the
morning of July 4. The proprietor
also was shot.
Inspector lavin is confident the
young men have not confessed all
their crimes and he expects at least
two other murders will be admitted.
Two of the boys were acquaintances
of Harvey Van Dine, and the methods
of the latter and his companions in
practicing revolver shooting and using
a dugout for a hiding place were
I copied by the youths, who spoke ad
miringly of the exploits of the car
Arrested After Freight Robbery.
The prisoners are Peter Dulfer. 419
West Van Buren street; James and
William Farmby. 900 North Forty
third avenue, and David Kelly. 369
Mohawk street. All declare they are
less than 2 years old. but Dulfer and
Kelly apparently are older.
WENT TO ST. LOUIS
TO KILL HIS MAN
Pekin, Illinois Man Pursues Enemy
and Does Away With
St. Louis, July 25. Marie Emil Ser
ven of Pekin, 111., came to St. Louis
yesterday afternoon for the express
purpose of murdering Charles Bonetti,
keeper of a saloon, and within one
hour after his arrival had accomplish
ed his purpose. Serven walked into
the saloon of Celia & Clay and In
quired in a loud voice: "Is this a
dago saloon, too?" On being told,
"No." he walked across the street to
Bonetti '8 saloon, pushed a man away
from the liar and tired three shots
into Bonetti8 body. The latter fell
At the Four Courts Serven gloated
over his crime, and told the O.lieers
he would have killed several more per
sons in St. Louis if he had not been
taken. He said Bonetti was a member
of a gang organized to give poison to
American women for the purpose of
robbing them. He referred frequent
ly to a woman connected with the
French village at the fair, and said he
was amply revenged.
GOLD IN CLARK COUNTY. ILL.
One Nugget Causes the People to Be
Terre Haute. Ind., July 25 There Is
an outbreak of the gold fever over the
slate line i ii ('lark county. 111. A few
days ago a farmer found a nuggot in
Mill creek which a Martinsville jew
eler told him was worth Now
Mill creek is being thoroughly ex
plored for "free gold" nuggets lying
around loose. It is recalled by older
residents of Clark county that man
years ago experienced miners came
to the Mill creek territory to find gold.
Farther west in the- state, in Coles
county, the fever has manifested it
self, and near Oakland Isaac De Moss
and his son have begun digging where
excavations were made half a century
ago, when it was repotted that "finds"
had been made.
MURDER AT WEDDING PARTY
Jealous Boy Kills Man Who Danced
With His Sweetheart.
Greensburg, Pa.. July 25. Crazed by
jealousy at the sight of his sweetheart
dancing with Mike Madock, a married
man. Sieve Popovich. a boy of 17. is
alleged to have murdered the latter
at a wedding celebration in the Hun
garian quarter Saturday night. Popo
vich was arrested and placed in jail
Five Shot at Bonesteel.
Bonesteel, S. D., July 25. In encoun
ters Saturday between the police and
objectionable characters, two officers,
Stanley F. Harrison and Eli Ston
braimh. two unknown thugs, and E. E.
Moore of Columbia, Mo., were? shot and
wounded, Marrison seriously. Moore
was struck by a bullet, intended for a
man the ioliee were pursuing.
Book a Day; Ins-na.
Elkhart. Ind.. July 25. The tempo
ary insanity of Mrs. Thomas Wallin.
' cousin of the late Secretary of State
, Walter Q. Gresham. is attributed to
excessive reading. She averaged one
hook a day. Her recovery is doubt
Russians Reported to
Have Captured One
of Our Ships
ON THE WAY TO JAPAN
Left Here a Month Ago With
a Cargo of
Portland. Ore.. July 25. The steam
er Arabia reported captured by the
Russian Vladivostok squadron, is be
lieved to be the Oregon Railway He
Navigation company's steamer Arabia,
which sailed from this port for the
oti. nt about a month ago with a cargo
Watching the Dardanelles.
Constantinople, July 25. Vessels
here report a British warship patroll
ing off Cape Helas. 15 miles south of
the Dardanelles. She is using a
searchlight with the supiwised view of
intercepting any British ships which
may have been capl tired by the Rus
sian volunteer Heel steamers if they
attempt to pass the Dardanelles.
Turkey Ready to Act.
Constantnople. July 25. It is stated
that as the result of the protests made
by Nicholas O'Connor, the British am
bassador, Tewfik Pasha, the foreign
minister, has given the necessary or
ders to prevent any attempt which
may he made to take the Peninsula &.
Orienttil steamer Malacca or the Rus
sian volunteer Beet steamers St. Pe
tersburg and Smolensk through the
Dardanelles into the Black sea.
Tokio, July 25. The Vladivostok
squadron was sighted 20 miles otT
Kathu I'ra. prefecture of Shimosa, at
7 o'clock this morning, steaming slowly
east. Liners Equipped as Cruisers.
Hamburg, July 25. It Is said the
North German Lloyd steamer Kaiscrin
Maria Theresia and four Hamburg
American liners recently purchased by
Russia have left Libau cm Hie Baltic
under sealed orders, fully armed and
equipped as cruisers.
German Steamer Released.
Berlin. July 25. --The Russian gov
ernment has ordered the immediate
release of the Hamburg-American lino
steamship Scandia, which arrived tit
Suez yesterday flying the Russian na
val (big and manned by a Russian na
Port Said. July 25. Advices receiv
ed here say the Russian volunteer
fleet steamer Smolensk find three
blank shots across flu? bows of the
British steamer Ardova, the cargo of
which consists of coal and explosives,
and. the vessel not stopping, the Smo
lensk sent two loaded shots at the
Steamer, one? of them passing over
amidships and the other over its
stern. The Ardova was then sedzed
and its crew transferred to the Smo
lensk. The vessel will be brought to
Waiting for Steamer.
Tokio, July 25. Russian cruisers
appeare-d off Shimoela at x o'clock
yesterelay morning. It is supposed
they are waiting te catch the Pacific;
Mail ste-ame-r Korea, from San Fran
cisco to Yokohama, with foodstuffs
and mate-rial for the Japanese govern
ment. Sink Merchantman.
Tokio, July 25. The Russian Vlad
ivostok squadron has sunk a merc hant,
steamer, captured off the- coast of Izu
province. The name f the ste-amer
and its nationality are- not known and
nothing has bee-n Iearni-1 of the fato
f its en-w or of these on boanl.
GO OUT ON STRIKE
Thirty Thousand of Them Quit Clos
ing All But One Fall River
Fall River, Mass., July 25. Thirty
thousand textile employes struck to
day closing all except one mill.
Sleepwalker Falls and Dies.
Frankfort, Ind., July 25. John Mc
carty, 51 years old, a well known citi
zen, was almost instantly killed yes
terday by falling from the second
story of the Sites house, where he
boarded. It is supposed that ho
walked out on the veranda in his sleep
anl fell off to the brick pavement b--kiw.
His skull was crushel. He lived
but a few minutes.