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VOL. LIII. NO. 251.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL., TUESDAY, AUGUST 9, 1904.
PRICE TWO CEXTS.
FIGHT IN THE EAST
Democratic Executive Committee
Mar Not Open Western
Dispatch From Russian Commander
Land of Fort Totten Reservation
Ends Rumor He Had
Appear Much fo Demand.
Nelson Morris So De
clares and Leaves
TEAMSTERS TAKE PART
Participation is Sanctioned by
the National Organi
zation. Chicago, Aug. 9. Asserting that the
stock yards .strike is as good as ended
NHson Morris and wife started today
for a three months' European trip.
I'lrkrt at f.vrry Morr.
Chicago, Aug. 9. Pickets of the Ice
Wagon Drivers' union were today plac
id in front of nearly every store that
handles meat to try to prevent the de
livery of meats from the stock yards
Sioux City, Iowa, Aug. 9. Federal
Judge Reed today granted an injunc
tion restraining the strikers of the
Cudahy plant from interfering in any
way wiih the operation of the plant.
One thousand strikers are restrained
'IViiMiNtrrn t o Ion n. H rspoa.
Chicago, Aug. 9. The union team
sters are to he the principal weapon
which the labor leaders propose to use
to win the stock yards strike. Orders
have been issued to the drivers of ice
wagons to deliver no more ice to butch
ers who buy of the packing plants
when- the men are now on strike. Ar
rangements have ben made to have
the pickets at all the retail markets
which have been placed under the ban
of the unions to see that the boycott
The order prohibiting the ice de
liverers to the retailers is a duplica
tion of the one issued last week, but
which was never enforced because it
had not been sanctioned by the inter
national officers of the teamsters'
strike In New iirk.
New York. Aug. 9. The advisory
board of the butchers' union last night
ordered a strike In New York and vi
cinity. I Jet ween :i,oo and 1,000 men
will be called out.
St. Joseph. Mo.. Aug. !). Two hun
dred coopers employed at the parking
houses have returned to work with
the understanding that the union will
not be recognized and that the wage
rale will be the same as before the
lllot ThU MnrnliiK.
Chicago, Aug. 9. During a fight
this morning between negro strike
breaker and a crowd of strikers.
Frederick Baum and Charles Oyx.
strikers, were severely stabbed. When
the police attempted to capture the
negroes several shots were fired by
both sides. The negroes escaped.
FORM AN ORGANIZATION
After Electing Officers Assembled
Members Take Special Car
For St. Louis.
Springeld. 111.. Aug. 9. Sixty sher
iffs of Illinois met in Springeld yes
terday and organized a state associa
tion with these officers:
President Hen H. Brainerd. Sanga
mon. First Vice President Charles F.
Second Vice President J. H. IV
Secretary Hardy Whit lock. Vermil
ion. Treasurer Edward P. Smith, Ad
ams. TELEPHONES HUSBAND; DIES
Woman Predicts Approaching Death
Truly Over the Wire.
Philadelphia. Aug. 9. Called home
from work by his wife, who telephoned
that she probably would die in a few
minutes. Jacob Kohl reached the house
to find his wife's fears verified. She
had died of apoplexy and had tele
phoned when she felt the fatal fit com
ing, evidently realizing the special
severity of the attack.
SAYS MASS TO SAVE CROPS
St. Joseph, Mich., Priest Holds Ser
vice to Break Long Drought.
St. Joseph. Mich.. Aug. 9. As a re
sult of the continued dry weather
mass was offered in the Roman Catho
lic church by Father Eper in suppli
cation for rain to save the fruit crop.
The service was held at the request
of scores of farmer parishioners.
Thousands of dollars of damage has
been done by drought.
CONSIDERED AT A MEETING
Advisory Board of Five Members to
Look After the Mountain
New York, Aug. 9. Unless circum
stances, unexpected for the present,
develop as the campaign progresses,
the democratic national committee
will not establish temporary headquar
ters in Chicago or in the middle west.
Instead, an advisory committee, con
sisting of five men, representing the
debatable states in the Rocky Moun
tain regions, will be appointed and a
nominal headquarters established eith
er in Denver or Salt Lake City.
The committee has leased more than
nine thousand square feet of space in
the Century building at 1 West Thirty-fourth
street, opposite the Waldorf
Astoria hotel. These facts were de
cided yesterday at a session of the
executive committee of the national
committee in the Hoffman house,
(oriunn and Hill Atmrnt.
William F. Sheehan. the chairman
who had Just arrived from Esopus,
presided. Col. James M. Guffey was
the only member absent, and he was
detained by sickness. Neither Senator
Gorman of Maryland nor David B.
Hill was present, though both were
expected to be present.
All the members of the committee
pledged themselves to secrecy and de
clined to talk of what took place dur
ing the long discussion after the com
mittee adjourned. Mr. Sheehan re
ferred all inquiries to Mr. Woodsen,
the secretary, who made a formal
statement embodying the foregoing
Some of the friends of Thomas Tag
gart feared that if headquarters were
opened in Chicago or Indianapolis he
would be shifted to the west to remain
permanently in charge of the branch
headquarters. This idea was not
agreeable to them. They believe that
the democratic campaign this fall is.
to be won or lost in the east, and they
do not desire that the chairman of the
national committee should be forced to
take charge of the fight in the. west.
f rrncr DlMulennrd.
Some of the western men expressed,
in confidence, their displeasure over
the makeup of the executive commit
tee because of the preponderance of
eastern men. They said that since the
whole machinery of the campaign had
been placed in the hands of New York
city men the campaign should be
managed from this city and that they
hoped Mr. Taggart would not consent
to western headquarters.
FAITH NOT KEPT
Keason Venezuela Seized Property
of New York antl Bertnu
IS IN HANDS OF RECEIVER
Concern Under Charter Was Required
to Build Public Works
Washington, Aug. 9. The official ac
tion and attitude of the Venezuelan
government in the asphalt controversy
in which American interests are en
dangered is set out very briefly in the
following cablegram, received here by
Senor Pulido. the Venezuelan charge
d-affairs. from the minister of foreign
affairs at Caracas:
The government of Venezuela re
quested a competent court to declare
forfeited Hamilton's concession be
cause of nonfulfillment of obligations.
The property was seized as a precau
tionary measure in conformity with
Hamilton's concession, as the grant
originally made by the Venezuelan
government was known, is now the
property wf the New York & Bermudez
company, which, according to recent
information received at the state de
partment, K- decree of the Venezue
lan courts. has "oven put into the hands
of a receiver.
( imlmrt i ! Krpt.
It appears the company was re
quired to construct certain public
works in connection with the conces
sion and the failure to meet its al
leged obligations in these respects
was. according to Mr. Pulido's under
standing, the reason for the course
taken by the Venezuelan government.
The action taken by Venezuela. Mr.
Pulido says, is one designed entirely
to protect its own interests and is such
as would be adopted under similar
circumstances by any private corpora
tion or individual.
Dies on Grave of Daughter.
Dos Moines. Aug. 9. Standing over
the grave of her daughter, who com
mitted suicide. Dec. 23, Mrs. Belle
Plummer of Independence drank car
bolic acid and died yesterday. The
day was the anniversary of the daugb
HAD LONG BEEN ILL
Was Member of Confederate
Congress and Served Long
St. Louis, Mo., Aug. 9. Ex-Senator
George G. Vest died early this morn
ing at his home at Sweet Springs,
Mo. His illness had been of extended
EX-SENATOR GEORGE G. VEST.
duration and for several weeks he had
lingered between life and death.
Ex-Senator Vest was born in Frank
fort. Ky., in 1S30, removing to Missouri
in early life. In ISCo he was a mem
ber of the Missouri legislature and
during the war of the rebellion he
served three years in the confederate
Three Tlinrn In Smntr.
He was first elected to the United
States senate in 1S79 and was re-elect
ed in 1S3 and 1S9. He was one of
the leaders of that body during his
membership and was famous as an
orator and debater.
PARKER MAJORITY FOURTEEN
Champ Clark Does Some Figuring on
the Electoral College.
Washington, Aug. 9. Representative
Champ Clark, of Missouri, has come to
Washington with the prediction that
Mr. Parker will have 25.'5 votes in the
electoral college, 14 more than requir
ed. He figures on the solid south with
134 votes, and adds New York 3G, New
Jersey 12, Maryland 8, West Virginia
7. Connecticut 7. Delaware 3. Indiana
15, Colorado 5. Montana 3 and Nevada
3. Should he be wrong concerning In
diana. Mr. Clark has Wisconsin with
13 votes. Idaho 3 and Utah 3. and says
he would not be surprised should Illi
nois give 27 votes to the democratic
TRYING TO GET RID OFTRAMPS
Elmhurst Will Pay Mendicants Who
Are Willing to Work.
Chicago. Aug. 9. Elmhurat thinks it
has solved the tramp problem. Men
dicants hungry enough to work for a
meal will be given 15 cents an hour,
payable in checks, which may be ex
changed at the village stores for pro
visions. The checks will be redeemed
from the town treasury. Yesterday
the village authorities sent notices to
householders, informing them of the
ordinance which had been passed and
asking that all tramps who applied
for aid be directed to the village hall.
INDORSE ACTION OF UNION
Annual Convention of International
Cincinnati. Ohio. Aug. 9. The an
nual convention of the International
Brotherhood of Teamsters after a ses
sion of l' days, adjourned yesterday
afternoon after the installation of of
ficers, to meet next year in Philadel
phia. The convention indorsed the action
f the unions at Chicago, St. luis.
Kansas City and St. Joseph, where the
teamsters have ordered sympathetic
strikes and pledged moral and finan
NO STOP MADE IN 3.400 MILES
La Roche Reaches Philadelphia Aftre
Making New Auto Record.
Philadelphia. Aug. 9. F. A. La
Roche, who is making a fast automo
bile run from New York to St. Louis
and return, has reached here with a
new world s record to his credit, hav
ing run 3.4") miles without a stop.
He stood one trick of 07 hours at the
wheel. The best previous record.
1.4'"0 miles, was held by an Englishman.
pires Early This
HAS BAD NEWS TO RELATE
Admits That Japanese Have Captured
Wolf Hill 70,000 in Attack
St. Petersburg, Aug. 9. A dispatch
from Lieut. Gen. Stoessel, commander
at Port Arthur, confirms previous re
ports that the Japanese are in pos
session of Wolf Hill. The general
says July 30 the Russians withdrew
from their position on Wolf hill before
the numerical superiority of the Japa
nese. He estimates that 70,000 are at
tacking Port Arthur.
lO.OOO Sick nod Woandrct.
London, Aug. 9. According to the
correspondent of the Morning Post at
Shanghai, it is reported that 10.000
sick and wounded persons are in Port
Arthur and that the Russians are ne
gotiating with the Japanese to send
the hospital ship Mongolia away full
of sick. It is reported, the correspond
ent says, that Lieut. Stoessel has com
mitted suicide and that panic prevails
at Port Arthur.
Che Foo, Aug. 9. From a source
hitherto reliable it is said there is
good reason to believe the Japanese
are renewing the attack on the re
maining outer positions at Port Ar
Kear For Kuropat kin.
St. Petersburg, Aug. 9. There is
prevailing deep anxiety concerning the
safety of Gen. Kuropat kin's army. The
city is full of sinister rumors. It is
stated Kuropat kin has decided to face
the necessity of fighting, which is look
ed upon here as a great misfortune
that may end in disaster. The Rus
sian admiralty has adopted the Amer
ican system of coaling at sea and will
start practicing at once upon the sec
ond Pacific squadron, ten ships of
which practically are ready to sail.
AND TRIMMERS OUT
First Step in Impending Garment War
Taken by Chicago
Chicago. Aug. 9. By a unanimous
vote the members of the Clothing Cut
ters' and Trimmers' association, local
No. 91, of the United Garment Work
ers of America, decided last night to
stop work in the factories where no
tices were posted Saturday that the
open shop is to prevail in the future.
Following an order from the officers
of the union the men in the shops
where the notices were posted did not
report for work yesterday. Ixical No.
01 has a membership of nearly 1.200,
and about 40 per cent is affected by
the resolution to strike.
NOTE OF DEFIANCE
ON CZAR'S TABLE
Nihilist Warning Said to Have Been
Found on Return From
St. Petersburg. Aug. 9. When the
czar returned from Von Plehwe's fun
eral he found on the table of his study
in the Peterhof palace a manifesto of
the Russian revolutionary party, ex
plaining the reason for the minister's
murder. It declared that all obstacles
and all men stopping the way for the
freedom of the Russian people from
despotism will be removed as the ter
rorist party's committee of action had
resolved. The czar .gave the document
to the minister of justice. M. Mura
vieff. instructing him to conduct an
examination personally. The com
mander of the palace. Gen. Hesse, will
French Inventor Spends Quarter of
An Hour Above The
Paris, Aug. 9. M. LeHaudy's steer
able balloon made a quarter of an
hour's flight yesterday and returned
to its shed without the slightest hitch.
M. Lebaudy and the engineer who
steered say the balloon covered about
12 and a half miles during its flight.
It is calculated that the screws made
1,100 revolutions per minute, and it is
pointed out that the motor is so con
structed as to minimize the vibrations
produced by the screws.
Hunt is Winner.
Minneapolis, Minn., Aug. 9. Reuben
H. Hunt of the University of Michigan
and California, yesterday won the ten
nis championship of the Northwest
from Harry L. Waidner, of Chicago,
4-6, 7-5, C-4. 6-2.
First Round Before
ARGUMENT TO BE LATER
Stalwarts Permitted to Bring
Suit to Keep Opponents
Madi.on, Wis., Aug. 9. The Wiscon
sin supreme court today issued an or
der giving the "stalwart" faction of
the republican party authority to bring
suit against the secretary of state to
restrain him from placing the nomi
nees of the La Follette ticket on th
official ballot under the regular party
designation of "republican," and com.
pelling him to place the "stalwarts"
on the ballot under the designation of
republican. The case will come up for
argument Sept. Oth. The La Follette
faction will contest the action.
I.n Kollettr Cininrd Point.
The stalwarts pressed for an early
hearing of the arguments and hoped to
have the court set Aug. 15 as the date
for the hearing. The La Follette men.
on the other hand, wished to have the
arguments staved off as late a possi
ble, so as to have the case drag along
into October, in which case they would
PYTHIANS SOON TO CONVENE
Encampment to be Attended by 15,000
Knights in Uniform.
Louisville, Ky., Aug. 9. The 23rd
convention of the supreme lodge.
Knights of Pythias, and the biennial
encampment of the uniform rank will
begin in this city next Sunday with an
attendance that gives promise at this
time of surpassing any previous simi
lar event in the history of the order.
Official reports made by 20 brigadier
generals to the biennial association
call for accommodations for 15,Mto
Tracy It. Bangs, of Cirand Forks, N.
D., will preside over the convention
of the supreme lodge. He will be
succeeded in the chair of supremo
chancellor by Charles E. Shively, of
Richmond. Ind. Eight states have can
didates for the office of supreme vice
chancellor. Maj. (Jen. James It. Car
nahan. of Indianapolis, Ind., will be
reelected commander of the uniform
Elaborate arrangements have been
made by the citizens of Louisville for
the entertainment of the Pythians.
Thousands of dollars have been raised
by popular subscription. The camp of
the uniform rank will be located at
Shawnee park, and here Cen. Carna-
han will review the troops. The gen
eral parade will take place Tuesday
ifternoon. Aug. 16. and it is estimated
there will be 17,ooo knights and 50
bands of music in line.
Thirty-nine companies, representing
16 different states, are entered in the
competitive drills, for which cash
prizes aggregating $10,00o are hung
up. Two grand balls are included
among the social features of the
week's program. Nashville and New
Orleans are after the biennial of 1906.
LEAPS INTO NIAGARA RAPIDS
Woman Commits Suicide by Jumping
From Steel Arch Bridge.
Niagara Falls, N. Y.. Aug. 9. A wo
man, about 00 years old. whose dress
indicated that she was in mourning,
ended her life yesterday by climbing
over the railing of the railway steel
arch bridge and plunging into the
whirlpool rapids, more than 200 feet
below. In the fall from the bridge
to the water she turned twice over.
Immediately upon striking the water
the body disappeared and was shot
through the rapids into the whirlpiol.
WORMS SPIN SILK IN COLORS
Hue of product Said to be Subject to
Control Through Food.
Washington. Aug. 9. Successful ex
periments in feeding silk worms on
various colored substances so as to
produce colored silk is rejorted to the
state department by John C. Covert,
consul at Lyons. France. By this col
oring of the food the necessity of dye
ing the silk in the thread or piece is
said to be obviated.
Prisoners at Work.
Joliet. 111.. Aug. 9 The federal court
at Springfield having dissolved the
temporary injunction against the state
employment of convicts, it was an
nounced at prison last night that im
mediate employment would be provid
ed for 1.000 convicts who have been
idle since July 1 and locked in the
FILING ON ROSEBUD CLAIMS
No. 1 Selects Choice Strip Three
Towns Are Already
Grand Forks, N. D., Aug. 9. Miss
Carrie Fisher of Grafton, N. D., was
the first person to register here for
government land in the Fort Totten
reservation, registration for which be
gan yesterday. The first ten filings
were by women. The first man to reg
ister was M. F". Ryan of St. Paul. The
registration on the first day was
Devil's Lake. S. D.. Aug. 9. Two
thousand persons registered here yes
terday for government land. Women
are allowed to enter the line ahead
of men at any time. The first woman
to sign was Mrs. Hilda W. Johnson
of Chisholm. Minn., and the first man
was D. E. Richter. of Minneapolis.
I- IlinK on llonehntl I.iiml.
Bonesteel, S. IX. Aug. 9. When
filing began on the Rosebud reserva
tion yesterday William McCormick,
who held No. 1, filed the quarter sec
tion running parallel with the quar
ter reserved for the town of Roose
velt. Entryman Ruggs, who held No.
2. filed directly beyond McCormick.
Three towns Roosevelt. Burke and
Gregory have been started. There
was some excitement, but the sheriff
prevented serious trouble. Gov. Ber
ried is on the way here to investigate
as to the alleged need for troops.
FIRE LOSS AT TOULON.
FRANCE, WAS $2,400,000
Eighteen Soldiers Injured Consider
able Damage Also Done
Toulon, Aug. 9. A loss of $2,100,0oo
was caused by the tire which started
at the arsenal here last midnight.
Nineteen soldiers were injured, one
fatally, in fighting the flames. The
property destroyed includes a torpedo
boat, several shops and storehouses
and the famous slips built by Vauban
when he fortified the port in 1080,
which were the pride of the arsenal.
Strassburg, Alsaee-lorraine, Aug. S.
The fire which started yesterday
morning destroyed the Magdalen
church, a large orphan asylum and
many buildings in the lower quarter
of the city caused a loss of $:J75,o0.
HITS BROKEN RAIL
Vanel&lia Train Itunning fiO Miles an
Hour Has Peculiar Acci
dent. ONLY ONE SERIOUSLY HURT
Five Coaches Leave Rails, Are Over
turned, and Fire De
Plainfield, Ind., Aug. 9. Running at
00 miles an hour the Vandalia through
train from St. Iouis with 3o passen
gers on board, struck a broken rail
near the station last evening. Five
cars turned over and were destroyed
by fire, caused by the explosion of the
gas tank. None of the passengers was
killed and only one, Mrs. E. X. Wig
derson, of Antigo. Wis., was seriously
injured. Nearly all the injuries were
caused by broken glass.
Thr I'irc Sprrniln.
The fire which destroyed the coach
es also consumed the grain elevator
and a string of old freight cars. One
coach was hurled to the top of a 20
foot embankment, another rolled down
the embankment :!o feet on the oppo
site side of the track.
POLICING EUROPEAN COAST
British Ship Hauled To by Russian
Off Coast of Spain.
Plymouth. England, Aug. 9. The
British steamer Manora arrived here
today and reported that when off Cape
Fini.stere on the northwest coast of
Spain, she met a large cruiser flying
the Russian naval flag. The cruiser
bore down on the Minora and signalled
the latter to hoist her ensign. When
this was done the cruiser proceeded.
WOUNDED; BALKS ROBBERY
Road Employe, Though Shot, Averts
Wreck Planned by Bandits.
Cheyenne, Wyo., Aug. 9. Bandits
early yesterday turned a Union Paci
fic switch near Ah say station in an
effort to wreck the Atlantic express.
John Ft ley, station agent, was shot by
the bandits from ambush as he tried
to rearrange the switch, but despite
his injury, secured aid by wire and
averted the wreck and robbery.
Sixty-five Victims of the
Wreck Are From
TOTAL AT LEAST 100
Search for Bodies Will Prob
ably Add Several to
Pueblo, Aug. 9. Deep gloom has set
tled down upon this city today follow
ing the railroad horror which snuffed
out 100 or more lives yesterday. Many
business houses sire closed out of re
spect for the dead.
The wreck victims probably will not
be the only ones or the most to be pit
ied, as already cases of total loss of
mind as a result of the shock when
told of the loss of loved ones are re
ported. All citizens have joined in one im
mense funeral procession winding un
ceasingly from one morgue to another.
liven llmitlrr.1 Dnial.
The ileal h list, as compiled from
the best obtainable information, early
today showed a total of 00 identified
dead, 2S missing and six unidentified,
making an even hundred lives lost.
The list will probably be added to dur
ing the day.
The death loss to Pueblo alone
reaches 05 lives with 4u identifica
tions already made. The search for
bodies is being vigorously continued
Trtiniirt I. .of.
Pueblo, Colo.. Aug. 9. One hundred
persons are dead, a locomotive, three
cars and a railway bridge arc? de
stroyed, while the treasure in the safe
of the Well-Ftirgo company is lost as
the result of the accident to the fast
train of the Missouri Pacific which
broke through a trestle into Dry
creek Sunday night.
The roll of the dead will probably
never be definitely completed, for
treacherous sands are drifting over the
bodies of the victims of this disaster,
which proves to be one of tin? most
serious in the history of railroading.
The search for the dead is still In
progress. As corpses are found they
are being brought hen?. Already 70
bodies have been placed in the four
morgues, and of these 19 have been
llo.ltfM nrrlert Ml Ira.
Bodies have been recovered all the
way along Dry Creek and Fountain
river. Two bodies were taken from
the water at First street in this city,
more than eight miles from the scene
of the catastrophe, and searching par
ties are following the course of the
river a dozen miles below the city. Of
the bodies recovered thus far none is
Ladly mutilated and all arc? in such
condition as to be recognizable.
Fireman Mayfield, who was outside
the -at) when the engine fell and who
succeeded in getting ashore makes the
following statement :
"It all happened so quickly. It had
been raining all evening, and we had
a hard time to keep up steam. Just as
I was putting in a shoved full of coal,
the engine gave a sudden lurch up
ward. I lost my balance and was
thrown on the bank of the creek.
"I did not notice whether the wat
er was running over the trestle as wo
approached the bridge, but when I was
thrown out the wafer was much higher
than the tracks.
I)ll Not ii ! Dnnitrr.
"We did not expect, anything. We
thought that if there was any kind of
a flood nar Kden the operator would
flag us. We passed there, but saw no
signals of any kind and never for an
instant felt any danger. It is only a
mile front Kden to the bridge, and it
was a few minutes after leaving Kden
that we got there."
MENTION HILL FOR GOVERNOR
Minnesota Democratic Leaders Boom
Railway Magnate for Office.
St. Paul. Aug. 9. President .lames
J. Hill, of the Oreat Northern railway,
is being urged by J. T. Rosing, C. D.
O'Brien and other equally jowerful
democratic leaders to de-dare himself
a candidate for gubernatorial fmjiors
and run for governor of Minnesota.
The Hill boom has passed the forma
tive stage and is a factor to be reck
NEW ZEALAND FEELS SHOCK
An Earthquake is Felt on Both of the
Wellington, N. Z., Aug. 9. A heavy
earthquake occurred at 10:22 this
morning. Several public buildings were
seriously damaged and private firms
stiff ered heavy losses. The shock was
general on both islands. No loss ot
life was reported.