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VOL. LIII. XO. 245.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL., TUESDAY, AUGUST 2, 1901.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Kuroki Drives Russians
From Their Positions.
HOLDUP BOLD ONE
MAKES A THREAT
POINTS TO STRIKE
Illinois Central Train Robbed by
President Nord, of Hayti, In an Ad
dress. Gives Whites Cause
Action of Kxecutiye Board of Dis
trict No, I In'.Penn
sylvania. Distinguished Men Speak: at Mass
Four Men Just Ontslde
Meeting of New Kogland
Knight Commander Sunk
cause of Lack of
Tokio, Aug. 2. After two days of
fighting Kuroki has defeated the Rus
sian forces in two separate action
fought at Yushu Likzu and Yangze
CnaOrnird 1 Kuropatkin.
St. Petersburg, Aug. 2. Kuropatkin
reports the Japanese have occupied
Ikhavuen, east of Uao Yang, and
Ilolilloic Srronil I'wHlllwn.
St. Petersburg, Aug. 2. It is offici
ally announced the Russians have
fallen back from Yangze pass, but are
holding their position on the Saimat
VluUvoMluk qniidriin In Hack.
Vladivostok, Aug. 2. The Vladivos
tok squadron returned to Port Arthur
esterday. It captured during its
emiso the steamer Arabia, destroyed
some M-hooners. a small Japanese
H earner, one German and one British
M earner t the Knight Commander). The
last mentioned were almost without
coal and it was impossible to send
th'iu to Vladivostok.
Importnnt l.nin nt I'nrt Arthur.
Tokio. Aug. 2. It is reported here
after three days of desperate fighting
the Japanese have captured Shantai
kow. one of the important defenses of
London. Aug. 2. A dispatch to the
News agency from Tokio says there is
reason to believe that after two days'
lighting the Japanese occupied Simou
Cheng, thus cutting off (Jen. Stakel
berg from lien. Kuropatkin.
llai Cheng. Aug. 2. An artillery
duel raged all day along the whole
front, but the Russians held their po
sitions. Anslet)' In ItUMxtn.
St. Petersburg. Aug. 2. The great
est anxiety prevails here for the news
of the general advance against the
southern and eastern iositions of Kur
opat kin's army. The public believes
the decisive battle of the campaign is
being fought, but this is not yet estab
lished. The Associated Press hears
from keenest military attaches in St.
Petersburg that for several days the
main body of the Russian anny has
l.eeii moving north towards Mukden,
Mid that when the present line to the
southeast is forced the Japanese will
find that they have crushed only the
shell. Should this prove true. Kuro
patkin will doubtless be obliged to
destroy the Immense stores accumula
ted at Liao Yang.
Think He Munt Fljcht.
Shrewd military critics, however, do
not believe Kuropatkin can escape the
general engagement. His army forms
a wedge, with Oku hammering at the
point and Nodzu and Kuroki operating
with driving movements of great force
against the sides. If one of the latter
should break through, the southern
force vould be doomed.
Illnrk Sen Fleet Will .o.
St. Petersburg. Aug. 2. Prepara
tions have been completed for the de
parture, under the command of Rear
Admiral Knquist. of the cruiser divis
ion of the second Russian Pacific
squadron, now lying off Cronstadt. The
warships will be put to sea under seal--d
orders within three days. It is also
believed that the auxiliary cruisers
Don and Ural, which probably are the
ships reported as passing Copenhagen
with two torpedo boats, will be follow
ed at once by other converted mer
chantmen. This time the admiralty
has resolved that there shall be no
question of the character of the war
ships engaged in stopping contraband.
The Don and the I'ral will replace the
St. Petersburg and Smolensk, which
will come home and be recommisslon
On War Hed Sen.
Washington. Aug. 2. The state de
partment has official information that
two Russian warships passed Conen
hagen yesterday enroute to the Red
sea to replace the volunteer cruisers
to be withdrawn from there.
ARRIVES AT QUINCY ON A LOG
Keokuk Man Completes First Stage
of Novel Trip.
Quincy. 111.. Aug. 2. Jack McCaf
frey. of Keokuk, who is floating to St.
ixuiis on a log 24 inches by 16 feet, ar
rived here yesterday afternoon. He
left Keokuk at 10: CO a. m. yesterday.
He expects to reach St. Louis Sunday.
Jle does not travel by night.
MAKE ESCAPE IN DARKNESS
Passengers Driven Into Rear Car and
Relieved of Valuables With
Chicago. Aug. 2. Four robbers held
up an Illinois Central passenger train
last night between Flossmore and Mat-
teson, 25 miles from Chicago. Several
passengers were robbed, and it is said
one person who resisted was seriously
injured by the robbers, who struck
him on the head with an axe.
The train was a regular Chicago &
St. Louis express, known as No. 17. A
posse of detectives are in pursuit of
the bandits. The train left Chicago at
9:27. At Harvey, or somewhere be
tween there and Matteson, the bandits
boarded the train. Two of them wore
Seat In Hear Sleeper.
The leader and his masked compan
ions entered the forward Pullman,
aroused the occupants and forced
them to go to the rear sleeper, where
the other passengers also were arous
ed. Here they were searched for val
uables, and it was here that one man
who resisted was struck on the head
with an axe and severely injured.
After obtaining the passengers'
money and valuables the bandits lock
ed the victims in the cars. One of the
robbers pulled the emergency bell
rope and the train was stopped. When
the speed slackened sufficiently the
robbers leaped off and went west in
the darkness. The engineer was not
aware his train had been robbed until
he went back to learn why he had
been signaled to stop.
It is stated the robbers secured about
$1,00) in money, several watches, dia
monds and other valuables.
I lolhluK In n Pile.
When the passengers lined up in
the rear Pullman two robbers stood
guard, one at each end of the car, with
drawn revolvers. The third ordered
the passengers who had been compell
ed to bring along their clothes from
the first car, to throw the garments
on the floor. The passengers in the
rear car were commanded to return to
their berths and deposit their clothes
in the same heap. The leader search
ed the clothing for valuables. When
he had finished he made a close exam
ination of the passengers for any mon
ey they might have secreted. When
the search was completed all the booty
was placed in a flour sack and the
robbers, after the train's speed slack
ened in response to their pulling the
bell rope, jumped off and fled in the
darkness. No attempt -vas made to
rob the mail or express cars.
FRAUD SHOWN AFTER DEATH
Bank Cashier, Mysteriously Drowned
With His Son, Was a Forger.
Grinnell. Iowa. Aug. 2. H. C. Spen
cer, cashier of tha defunct First Na
tional bank of this city, who was mys-
eriously drowned with his son two
weeks ago. was not merely a defalter.
but also a forger. Evidence of this
fact came to light yesterday in the
discovery of nine fradulent notes pur
porting to be signed by as many prom
inent farmers and business men of
this section. The nine notes aggre
gate $7,479. The receiver of the bank
sent notices to men whose names ap
peared on the notes and today they
declared the signatures spurious. In
each case there was a slight transpo
sition of letters in spelling of names.
How many more notes of the same
character are extant is not yet known.
The bank receiver is not yet ready to
make a statement, the affairs of the
institution being badly involved.
MASS OF MAIL RECEIVED BY JUDGE
Eusoqus. N. Y.. Aug. 2. Since Judge
Parker became a candidate for presi
dent of the United States he has been
deluged by letters from all sorts and
conditions of correspondents. Four
mails arrive here each day. and there
are hundreds of letters that must be
opened, read and classified and all re
With 3i0 letters being mailed here
at the little Esopus postoffice, where,
fortunately for the postmaster, the
postage stamps are all being purchas
ed, it may readily be seen that there
is work going on from early morning
until late at night at Rosemount of
which the outside public has little or
no conception. Judge Parker gives
much of this correspondence his per
With the arrival of each bundle of
letters, they are delivered to Judge
Parker's private secretary. Arthur Mc
Causland. who glances at the contents
of each freshly opened envelope, and
who has become expert at classifying
the mail. With a blue pencil Mr. Mc
Causland marks across the top of each
letter its classification mark. For in
stance, "baby letters" means that a
child in some distant part of the land
has be-n named after Judge Parker
or Mrs. Parker. Other classifications
are as follows: "Notification of in
REFERS TO 1804 MASSACRE
Says Foreigners Have Conspired
Against the Government and
Raised Rate of Exchange.
Port au Prince, Hayti, Aug. 2. At
a public reception President Nord
alarmed the foreign residents by an
address in which he accused the for
eign population of plotting against his
government and putting up the rate of
exchange and also prices on all goods
with the object of overthrowing it.
The president said he had decided to
defend himself and intimated that he
would take strong measures.
Intimate a MaiMaere.
President Nord made a threatening
reference to "what happened in Hayti
in 1S04." This was a massacre of
2,500 whites in accordance with the
decree of Jean Jaques Dessalines. who
was subsequently crowned emperor
and shortly afterward assassinated.
The island was then divided into re
Soltllerw IMllHice Market.
The population is much excited by
the continued rise of all merchandise.
A band of soldiers today attempted to
pillage the central market and shops.
Other troops re-established order. All
stores in the city are now closed.
OF NEW YORK OUT
First Step is Taken in What May
Become a Gigantic Labor
New York, Aug. 2. The Building
Trades' alliance, made up of 17 un
ions, have declared a strike against
the George A". Fuller Construction
company and work was tied up upon
the Times building and several other
The reason given for the calling out
of the men was because of a claim that
the Fuller company had been using
stone from non-union quarries and
trimming yards. The strike is the
first step in a series of disputes that
promise to involve the employers and
unions in the building trades in an
other gigantic struggle. Feeling is
extremely bitter between the two
ROOT COULD NOT SERVE
IN TWO CAPACITIES
As Trust Lawyer it Would Not Be Be
coming for Him to Run for
Washington, Aug. 2. Because he is
leading counsel for James J. Hill, pres
ident of the Great Northern railroad,
in the litigation growing out of the
Northern Securities company, Elihu
Root, former secretary of war, de
clined to become a candidate for gov
ernor of New York.
This explanation is made by per
sonal and political friends of Mr.
Root, who say his position would be
untenable should he, while leading
counsel for the merger company, enter
a campaign for the governorship, with
his party standing on the record made
by President Roosevelt in securing the
dissolution of the Northern Securities
company. As Mr. Root resigned from
the cabinet to resume the practice of
law,- he does not see his way clear to
throwing down his first big case to run
for governor of New York.
dorsement by local organizations,"
"Congratulations," "Congratulations on
gold dispatch," "Dunning," "Platform
suggestions." "Requests for auto
graphs," "Requests for photographs
from persons in private life." "Re
quests for photographs by business
men." "Offers of help during the cam
paign." and "Applications for posi
Letters 'come here from East Broad
way and Fifth avenue. New York City,
and from all parts of the country, from
Bangor. Maine, to Sitka. Alaska. Not
a few are from young men now in busi
ness who at one college or another
during the last few years have listen
ed to addresses by Judge Parker.
There Is a large proportion of the let
ters from women, one of whom goes
so far as to address Judge Parker as
There are letters from men in all
walks of life, from democrats and re
publicans, from judges in United
States and county courts; from law
yers, men of toil and from hundreds of
young men who this year will cast
their first vote for a president. There
are republicans who promise their
votes to the democratic ticket this fall,
giving as their reason their distrust of
the opposing candidate and his imper
ialistic tendencies. There are hundreds
Wife of Famous General
Victim of Heart
HUSBAND WAS AWAY
Connected With Distinguished
Family of Shermans
West Foint, N. Y., Aug. 2. Mrs.
Nelson A. Miles died suddenly last
night. Gen. Miles arrived here today.
Mrs. Miles was aged C2. Death re
sulted from heart disease.
or IltlneulhMl rurally.
She was a daughter of Judge
Charles Sherman and niece of the late
Senator John and Gen. William T.
DISGUISED AS STRIKER.
GOVERNOR SEEKS FACTS
Nebraska's Executive Mingles With
Armour Men in Omaha Pack
South Omaha. Neb.. Aug. 2. The
governor of Nebraska, traveling "in
cog" and disguised as a striker, spent
several hours among the striking
packing house employes yesterday
morning, investigating conditions.
When he returned to Lincoln he an
nounced that no soldiers would be sent
to South Omaha at present, as none
Gov. Mickey, attired in a suit of
clothes becoming a. laboring man, ar
rived on an early train and immedi
ately joined a crowd of several thous
and strikers around the plants. lie
watched with interest the maneuvers
when a carload of "breakers" were
taken into the Armour, plant and dis
cussed the situation with numerous
strikers. Afterward he visited the
different plants and announced that he
was well pleased with the way in which
the strikers conducted themselves.
OFFER OF $100,000 FOR
RACE HORSE REFUSED
Sysonby Held At High Figure by
James R. Keene After Race
Saratoga, N. Y., Aug. 2. So impres
sive was the race run by Sysonby in
the Flash Stakes yesterday that an
offer of $100,000 for him was made to
his owner, James R. Keene, after the
race. Mr. Keene virtually admitted that
such an offer had been made and that
he had refused it, stating that the colt
was not for sale. But who the person
was that made the offer was a hard
matter to discover. On the one hand
it was said that the bid came from W.
B. Leeds through his partner, Andrew
Miller. On the other hand, it was said
that Charles Gates was the man in
question, acting on behalf of a syn
dicate. Peoria Doctor a Bankrupt.
Peoria, 111.. Aug. 2. Dr. W. E. Day
has filed a petition in bankruptcy, with
liabilities of $21,000. Among the cred
itors is Frank Bourdon of Chicago,
who has a claim for $5.o0.
of letters from democrats who have
not supjorted the democratic party
with their votes for eight years. Not
until one has seen some of the letters
would it be within the reason of spec
ulation to know how many
"original Parker men" there are in the
It is this mass of material, only
hinted at generally, that gives 12 and
14 hours of daily work to Alvah S.
Newcombe, Albert Brolley, George
Turner and Harry F. Grooves, the lat
ter three stenographers and type
writers, to keep pace with the inflow
ing tide of mail matter. Mr. Newcombe
is in charge of the force of clerks and
sees that prompt replies are transmit
ted. Picking up a few of the letters at
random one finds such sentiments as
"I have always heretofore supported
the republican ticket and its candi
dates, but this time I will cast my
vote for you. as will the other mem
bers of my family who have always
been republicans. Your recent declar
ation, now known as the "famous tele
gram," will go down to future genera
tions as the production of an honest,
typical American who never sails un
der false colors."
A prominent Ohio man writes:
WRIGHT'S DECISION UPHELD
Order to Strike for Non-Compliance
With Terms by Operators
Scranton, Pa., Aug. 2. The execu
tive board of the United Mine Work
ers of district No. 1. has decided to
approve the position taken by the min
ers' representatives on the board of
conciliation. They fsis:. upon compli
ance with the resolution adopted by
the Pittston convention.
Ordered t Declare Striken.
This instructed the executive board
to declare strikes against all operators
who refuse to abide by the decision of
the conciliation board and the rulings
of Umpire Wright on the question of
the collection of wages for check-
Ilonrd AdjournM on fall.
The board adjourned to meet at the
call of the president, which will prob
ably be as quickly as the names of all
the companies refusing to accede to
the checkweighman demands have
ALL OPERATORS OF
M. K. & T. ON STRIKE
Hours and Wages the Bone of Conten
tion Operation of Trains is
Dallas, Tex.. Aug. 2. All operators
and many station agents who combine
telegraphic and other work on the
Missouri. Kansas & Texas railway sys
tem ,went on strike at 4 o'clock yes
terday afternoon. The trouble has
been pending several months over
hours and wages.
The situation in Texas is already
serious. Trains due to reach Dallas
last night were reported from one
hour to several hours late. The men
at Dallas state that more than a thous
and employes are out on the system.
At the company's headquarters for
Texas in Dallas, little information
could be had. Subordinate officers ad
mit the situation is serious and annoy
LOUISIANA RACE WAR
Officials Powerless to Check Violent
Movement Against Colored Men
in Hammond Parish.
New Orleans, La.. Aug. 2. Three ne
groes were killed yesterday afternoon
in the race war that is being waged in
Hammond parish. Wild excitement
prevails and a determined effort to
drive all the negroes from the neigh
borhood is momentarily expected.
Street pistol fights occurred in the
district throughout the entire day.
Many negroes have already fled in
fear of violence. The police seem
powerless to stem the high pitch of
BECOMES HOTEL MANAGER
Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., Participates
in Advertising Scheme at Fair.
St. Louis, Mo.. Aug. 2. With much
ceremony and before the department
heads of the Inside Inn. Theodore, eld
est son of President Roosevelt, today
accepted the position of manager of
the hotel conferred upon him by Mr.
Watchman. Young Roosevelt will
hold the position 24 hours.
SENTIMENTS OF THE VOTING PUBLIC
"I wish you success and will do all
we can for you, and will guarantee
Ohio will not be a 125,00 majority
state this year."
A Kentuckian writes: "Your nom
ination, first of all. and later your un
equivocal telegram have made possible
not only democratic unity, but the en
thusiastic support of that largely in
creasing element of Independent vot
ers that are now the dominant and
controlling factor in all political con
troversies." From a Mississippian comes: "I ad
mire the course pursued by you in ref
erence to the money question."
From Lumberton, Miss., a corre
spondent says: "It thrills us from the
Tennessee line to the beaches of Bi
loxi; with us down here it means :t
Parker and 'Prosperity, Roosevelt and
These are samples of the mass of
mail matter that is constantly arriving.
It would seem that everyone bearing
the name of Parker has been at work
on the genealogical tree and figured
out a relationship. Apparently all men
bearing that name are going to vote
for their namesake anyway.
Chicago, Aug. 2. Chicago will be
the headquarters for both the republi
can and democratic national commit
PHILIPPINE POLICY ATTACKED
Bourke Cochran Declares Desire to
Rule Has Permeated the
Boston. Aug. 2. Fanueil hall was
crowded last night to hear W. Bourke
Cochran, of New York. Gov. Garvin, of
Rhode Island, and Charles Francis
Adams, of Boston, address a mass
meeting of the New England Anti
Imperialist League. "Adherence to
the Democratic Platform" was the
slogan of the speakers. George S.
Boutwell. former governor of Massa
chusetts, and the president of the New
England Anti-Imperialist League, pre
sided. (inrvinK Speech.
Mr. Boutwell made a brief introduc
tory address, and introduced Gov. Gar
vin, who declared that the argument
that the Filipinos were benefited by
their subjection "is both dangerous
As a remedy for the situation. Gar
vin advocated a more direct and com
plete control by the people of the state
and national constitutions. He would
have the power conferred upon 5 per
cent of the voters to propose constitu
tional amendments and to have them
submitted to the entire electorate for
adoption or rejection.
i'liarlex l'"rnneiM Ad num.
Charles Francis Adams, in his
speech, said he did not consider im
perialism of paramount imiortance in
the present canvass. He maintained
there was no issue before the Ameri
can people so important as the issue
of curbing the senate, and declared:
"There is no department of govern
ment today in which that irresponsible
chamber is not actually supreme, un
der the operation of what is known as
'the courtesy of the senate." " Courtesy
of the senate, Adams declared, was
distributed by President Roosevelt,
Senator I-odge, of Massachusetts, Sen
ator Aldrich, of Rhode Island, and
Senator Knox, of Pennsylvania.
Cochran argued in favor of the same
independence for the Philippines as
was given Cuba and. criticised the
course of the present administration
in the islands. He declared the spirit
of imperialism "has' permeat'd our
whole governmental structure," and
cited the refusal to comply with demo
cratic demands for investigation of all
departments of government. In the
senate investigation was promised,
"not when the welfare of the Amor'
can people demanded it, but its own
way at its' own time. What is this but
a confession that investigation would
be fatal to their prospects? '
BISHOP DEDICATES A SALOON
New York Tavern to Be Conducted on
Plan to Promote Temperance.
New York, Aug. 2. Bishop Potter,
it was announced, will dedicate the
Subway Tavern, at the southeast cor
ner of Mulberry and Bleecker streets,
this afternoon. He has signified his
intention of being present to deliver
a brief address. The Subway Tavern
is a saloon which is to be conducted
on a new plan to promote temperance,
but includes the selling of "hard'
Arrest Alleged Acid Thrower.
Clarksville, Iowa, Aug. 2. Hugh
Wheeler, charged with throwing car
bolic acid in the eyes and face of Cor
nia Ramsay, attempted suicide in the
Allison jail yesterday. No cause is
given for the deed, which probably
will render Miss Ramsay partially
blind, besides disfiguring her for life.
tees for the coming campaign and the
war for both parties will be engineered
from this city.
For certain personal reasons Chair
man Taggart had thought of locating
the headquarters in Indianapoljs, but
Roger Sullivan, of the national com
mittee from Illinois, is of the opinion
that the managers of the Parker cam
paign will consider it wiser to estab
lish it in this city.
Mr. Sullivan expresses great satis
faction with the choice of the cam
paign manager and with the other
events of last week.
"We will put up a lively campaign in
Chicago when we get started," he said.
"Of course, no definite arrangements
have been made, but I think there is
no doubt that there will be a branch
headquarters in Chicago. I don't think
there will be much talk about Indian
apolis. We will probably look around
this week for a place to establish
"We are going to have a sane cam
paign. We are not going to flood any
portion of the country with money or
do any other foolish thing. It is pret
ty well conceded that New York will
go for Parker. No one in New York
is willing to bet the other way.
Judge Parker is a clean cut, fine, sharp
Packing Houses Killing
Men Plan Campaign Alleging
Violation of State
Chicago. Aug. 2. Yesterday was a
busy day for the packers. With In
creased forces of skilled workers and
the operating departments more thor
oughly equipped than at any time since
the beginning of the strike, the em
ployers took a firm grip on the ma
chinery of their affairs and as a re
sult the stock yards took on the old
hum of activity to a great extent.
Over 7S.0O0 head of live stock were re
ceived. Strlkerx In New t'niupnlmi.
In the new campaign begun by the
strikers against the packers three dis
tinct moves will be made. The first
blow was struck yesterday with the ar
rest of Superintendent Farris, of Nel
son, Morris & Co.. on a charge of em
ploying children under the legal age.
Further arrests on the same charge
will be made within the next few days.
The second blow will be struck
through the building department,
which will be asked to compel the
packers to discontinue the use of the
stock yards buildings as lodging
houses. A committee of labor leaders
will wait on Commissioner Williams.
The city sanitary department will
be requested to order the strike break
ers out of the slaughter houses on the
ground that their lodging there is not
only detrimental to their own health,
but to those who consume I ho meats
dressed in the plants.
Kvlellon of Sick YVoinnn.
Chicago, Aug. 2. The first eviction
resulting from the stock yards strike
was made today when constables put
Mary Anderson, wife of a striker, out
of her homo for non-payment of rent,
though she was ill in bed. A crowd
of strike sympathizers stoned the con
stables but were stopped by a wagon
load of polic
BATTLES WITH CROWD
Insane From Use of Cocaine He Starts
to Shoot and is Finally
Nebraska City. Neb., Aug. 2. Six
citizens and two policemen wounded
and one citizen killed was the destruc
tion worked by Jack Carr, a well
known contractor, who suddenly went
insane here last night, and with a re
peating shotgun and a big revolver
battled for more than an hour with a
mob of 2." citizens.
Carr wound up his campaign by
rushing from his door and charging
the crowd, firing as he came, until
he fell, mortaliy wounded with a dozen
bullets through him. Nearly 1,000
shots were fired during the battle. In
Carr's pockets were 100 shotgun shell
and '100 forty-four cartridges, while
in his room was a rifle and two re
volvers. He is said to have been a
A RECEPTION FOR TAGGART
Democracy to 'Welcome New Chair
man at Indianapolis.
Indianapolis, Aug. 2. The plans for
the reception of National Chairman
Taggart have been completed. He will
be met at the train tonight by tho
democracy of Marion county and other
portions of the state and escorted to
Tornlinson hall. State Chairman
O'Brien will preside, and speeches will
be made by Mayor Holtzmann, Sena
tor Bailey of Texas and former Sen
ator Charles A. Towne.
Noted Members of Families Will
Meet Again at Salem, III.
Salem, 111., Aug. 2. The committeo
in charge of the Bryan-Jennings Re
union association, of Marion county
has issued a call for the annual re
union of these well-known families,
to be held at the fair grounds In this
city, Aug. 13 and 14. William Jen
nings Bryan, of Nebraska and Gov.
Sherman Jennings, of Florida, will at
tend the reunion and will deliver ad
dresses to their kinsmen. In addition
to the Bryan and Jennings relation
ship, the Marshalls, Carrlgans, Nich
ols, Baidridges. Baltzells, Dwights,
Hauslers and Beards are among the
relatives. An interesting program
will be carried out during the two