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ROCK ISLAND ARGU
VOL. L.III. XO. 293.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL., TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 1004.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Oyama Moves Slowly
Against the En
emy. PLANS A BIG CIRCUIT
Japanese Sending Heavy Rein
forcements to North
St. Petersburg, Sept. 27. Sakharoff
telegraphs under yesterday's date:
"Tlit- enemy's vanguard consisting
of one battalion and two squadrons of
cavalry lias assumed the offensive
probably for a reconnaisance in the
district between Mandarin road and
the heights of the village of Touinytsa.
His advance was stopped. The enemy
r treated along the whole line pur-
ued by our troops."
Jitpt. I.OHt 1.30W Men.
U.ndon, Sept. 27. A news agency
Harbin dispatch states the Japanese
lost 1 .:; men killed during the night
attack on Fort Arthur, Sept. 18.
iu-nlliitc Ki-ry Fuot,
I.ndon, Sept. 27. The Japanese are
slowly lighting their way to the east
ward of Mukden, but their plans are
so great and so much territory is to be
covered that the advance will not be
perceptible jterhaps for a couple of
weeks. The outpost fighting is severe,
and Kuropatkin's rear guard is con
testing every foot of the advance.
Kuroki's army is attempting the amaz
ing feat of a Hank movement 100 miles
to the eastward of Mukden. The Jap
anese have placed another army in
the field since (he battle of Liaoyang.
Its strength is not known, but it is be
lieved to consist of nearly 100,000 men.
Reinforcements are constantly arriv
ing from Newchwang and from Feng-j
wangcheng. A fifth army of 100,000
men is said to be forming in Japan.
Muy I It hi at Oow.
St. Petersburg, Sept. 27 The belief
is expressed here if Kuropatkin in
tends to try to hold Mukden fighting
may be expected almost immediately.
Oyama's armies now cover a front of
;ti miles, his wings extending to the
northward east and west. of Mukden.
A rapid advance of both wings is ex-jM-cted
when he is prepared to close
the net. So far there has been no
Kin lit I.HHtrtl l-'ivr ln.
Chefoo. Sept. 27. Two Japanese de
stroyers were observed outside the
harbor of Chefoo tonight. Chinese
who left Liaotin promotory last night
say the battle began the 19th and con
tinued intermittently until the 24th.
I. nek of l)lN-ltllne In Army.
London, Sept. 27. The Mail's Liao
yang correspondent says: "The dis
covery in the abandoned Russian head
quarters here of a number of docu
ments and orders from Viceroy Alex
i. ff cashiering officers for abandoning
positions anil for drunkenness, etc.,
and censuring officers for lawless
treatment of Chinese, waste of ammu
nition and other offenses, proves an
amazing lack of discipline in Kuro
I at kin's army."
Prrtllctn irll-Mlr War.
Honolulu. Sept. 27. Melton Prior,
the British newspaper artist and cor
respondent, who has arrived here on
the steamer Mongolia from Yokohama,
rays he feels absolutely certain that
the war in the far east will lead to Eu
ro) ten n complications and to the most
awful war in the world's history. Mr.
Prior complains that Japan has dis
played bad faith toward all the cor
respondents. This, he says, is his 27th
campaign, and it is the only one in
which he has seen nothing. He be
lieves that with the possible exception
of the battle of Liaoyang. not one cor
r s)Mndent has seen a shot fired, ana
he even doubts if the Liaoyang fight
ing was witnessed by a newspaper man.
other correspondents are returning on
the Mongolia. Richard Harding Davis
is going to the I'nited States by way
HIGH HEELS CAUSE DEATH
V Cancerous Growth on Foot From
Abrasion of Skin.
Louisville. Ky.. Sept. 27. The wear
ing of high-heeled shoes caused the
death of Mrs. William A. Hunter Sin
day night. Mrs. Hunter was a daughter-in-law
of Congressman W. Godfrey
Hunter. Alton t 14 months ago a can
cerous growth appeared on her right
heel, due to abrasion of the skin from
wearing Oxfords with Vrench heels.
The cancer continued to spread and
it became necessary to amputate the
right leg below the knee. This opera
tion proved of no avail, for the poison
had spread through the system and
death resulted from diffused sarcoma.
Mrs. Hunter was 24 years of age and
was a social favorite.
OPPOSES POLICYNO DECISION YET
President Hajrmtn, of American
Bar Association, CritlcUea Atti
tude Toward Filipino.
SPEECH ATST. LOUIS MEETING
Heard by 600 of Most Distinguished
Lawyers From America
St. Ixtuis, Mo., Sept. 2C. At the
largest and most representative gath
ering in the history of the American
Bar association, which began its 27th
annual convention here yesterday in
the festival hall on the world's fair
grounds, President James Hagerman
in his address created a mild sensa
tion by vigorously attacking the policy
of the United States government to
ward the Philippines.
Mr. Hagerman spoke of the danger
of a "departure from constitutional
methods and principals which will be
revolut ionary in their nature and lead
us to an imperialism which is incon
sistent with republican-democratic in
The address of Mr. Hagerman
aroused considerable interest among
the Coo members of the association
present, together with the many for
eign delegates to the universal con
gress of lawyers and jurists who were
in attendance, among whom are Asso
ciate Justice Brewer of the United
States supreme court. John YV. Foster,
former secretary of state, and Sir Wil
liam Kennedy, chief jurist of the high
court of England.
Passenger From St. Louis to Hot
Springs Wrecked and 31
St. Louis. Sept. 27. A southbound
passenger train on the St. Louis &
Iron Mountain railroad winc h left here
last night for Hot Springs. Ark., suf
fered derailment of the baggage, chair
car. coach and sleeper today near Vul
can. Mo.. 125 miles from here result
ing in the injury of 20 persons, none
of whom are thought seriously hurt.
A wrecking train with physicians has
left St. Louis.
Piedmont telephones CI persons
were injured, some of whom will die.
Has Speed of 32 Knots, Greater Ac
curacy and Range of
Newport. Sept. 27. Secret trials are
being held by naval officers at Sag
Harbor with the new 21-inch White
head torpedo, the invention of former
Lieut. F. M. Leavitt, U. S. N.. now-
connected with the Bliss company of
Brooklyn, makers in this country of
the Whitehead. The improved torpedo
contains a new steering device that
gives greater accuracy in aim. is larg
er by three inches in diameter over
the present Whitehead, besides hav
ing a range of 2.r yards, with a
speed of 32 knots an hour, five knots
greater than the present Whitehead.
The cost of the new torpedo is
$4.n00. while the present Whiteheads
cost $2.ihm). If the trial proves satis
factory the Bliss company will secure
in immediate order for 50 new tor
pedoes for use in the new battleships
and armored cruisers, to he fired from
the submerged tubes with which these
new ships are being fitted. By the
acceptance of the new torpedoes the
I'nited States torpedo warfare will be
revolutionized, and at the same time
Uncle Sam will be far ahead of any
naval power in torpedoes, for the con
tract between the United States gov
ernment and the Bliss company stipu
lates that no other government can
purchase these marine weapons.
THREE CHILDREN LOSE
LIVES IN BURNING HOME
Mother at Iowa Falls Badly Hurt
Before Rescued by Hired
Iowa Falls. Iowa. Sept. 27. Three
children of Charles N. Bird were burn
ed to death in a fire which destroyed
their home near Robinson, this county.
Mrs. Bird was rescued by the hired
man after she had been badly burned.
Duke Soot on a Hunt.
Dresden. Sept. 27. While hunting
today Duke Henry of Mecklenburg
Sehwerin was shot by Prince Othon of
Schoenberg-Waldnburg and wounded
in both knees and one hand.
British Lose Torpedo Boat.
Ixtndon. Sept 27. The British tor
pedo boat destroyer Chamois has been
lost off the island of Cephaloni. in the one probably fatally injured yester
Mediterranean. AH on board were' day by a fast passenger train on the
saved. J Pennsylvania railroad.
Wisconsin Supreme Court Fails to
Make Expected Keprt on
WAS ANNOUNCED FOR TODAY
Most Eagerly Awaited of Any Ever
Before That Tribunal to
Madison. Wis.. Sept. 27. No decis
ion was handed down by the supreme
court today in the La Follette case, as
No decision of the Wisconsin su
preme court ever was awaited with so
much eagerness as the one now pend
ing. The whole case centers in a par
agraph in the revised statutes as fol
lows: "When two or more conventions or
caucuses shall be held and the nomi
nations thereof certified, each claiming
to be the regular convention or caucus
of the same political party, preference
in designation shall be given to the
nominations of the one certified by the
committee which had been officially
certified to be authorized to represent
I.a Follrtte Iliul Majority.
The I.a Follette men had the major
ity of the old state central committee.
;ind a short time ago this committee
was called together and decided that
the La Follette convention was the
regular one. The anti-La Follette men
insist that this statute does not fit the
present case, and if it did the old state
central committee had gone out of ex
SHOT AT SCHOOL MEETING
Samuel Egly Killed by William Kling,
Iowa Republican Politician.
Des Moines. Iowa. Sept. 27. Samuel
Egly. a farmer, was shot and instant
ly killed by William Kling at 3 o'clock
yesterday afternoon at the Saltzman
schoolhouse, six miles southeast of Mt.
Ayr. There had been a neighborhood
trquble between the Egly brothers and
Kling's son-in-law. Six men had gath
ered for the school meeting and an
argument over the school law quickly
brought blows between Kling and his
son-in-law on the one side and the
Egly brothers on the other. Egly got
an ax and advanced on Kling, who
shot him. Kling drove towards Mt.
Ayr. met Sheriff Miller, and gave him
self up. He claims self-defense. Wit
nesses say that the action on both
sides was unexpectedly quick. Kling
is 15 years old and of state wide prom
inence as a republican politician.
PURE FOOD MEETING OPENS
International Gathering of Health Offi
cials at World's Fair.
St. Louis. Mo.. Sept. 27 The Inter
national Pure Food congress assem
bled here yesterday. Dr. William N.
Berkley, director of the laboratory of
the superior board of health in Porto
Rico, spoke on the food laws and the
food inspection in the island. Chev
alier Rosati of Italy told of the pre
cautions taken in his own country to
preserve the health of the people. Al
fred von Stribral, commissioner gen
eral to the world's fair from Austria,
and Dr. H. W. Wiley, chief of the
United States bureau of chemistry,
made short but interesting talks.
END OF SENATOR HOAR NEAR
Unconscious Nearly All Day Relatives
Await Final Scene.
Worcester. Mass.. Sept. 27. The
death of Senator George F. Hoar is ex
pected hourly, according to his son.
Roekwcxtd Hoar, who said his distin
guished parent was plainly near the
end. The senator was unconscious
most of yesterday and has taken no
medicine or nourishment to speak of
for more than forty-eight hours. His
son and daughter are at his bedside
and the other near relatives are in the
house awaiting the final summons to
the sick chamber.
Man on Fire Causes Panic.
Marion. Ind.. Sept. 27. An explo
sion of alcohol in the basement of the
Marion hospital yesterday resulted in
the fatal burning of Burr Wallace, an
employe, who. while burning, ran into
the wards among the patients, creating
a panic. The fire caused small prop
Iowa Capitol Not Fire Resisting.
Des Moines. Ia.. Sept. 27. Fitzhugh
Taylor, underwriters expert, has re
ported to the stare that he finds the
capitol building neither fireproof nor
fire resisting, and that it cannot be
made so without practically rebuilding.
Porto Rico's Schools Open.
San Juan. Porto Rico. Sept. 27. Por
to Rico's 1.007 public schools opened
yesterday with 60,000 pupils enrolled.
In the first school year during Amer
ican occupation, there were 800 schools
with 25.000 pupils.
Three Killed by Train.
Greensburg. Pa.. Sept. 27. Three
, track men were Instantly killed and
Amends Must be Made
for Fining Hugh
STATE OFFICERS ERR
Prosecute Secretary of British
Embassy for Speed
ing an Auto.
Boston, Sept. 27. Acting Secretary
of State Adee today telegraphed Gov.
Bates requesting him to take the prop
er action regarding the fining of Hugo
Gurney, third secretary of the British
embassy $"0 by Justice Phelps at Lee
yesterday for contempt of court and
excessive driving of an automobile.
Adee cites' the federal statue which
provides that any process served on
the public minister of a foreign coun
try is void and the officer executing
such process shall be deemed a vio
lator of the law of nations anil be sub
ject to imprisonment and a fine.
In the absence of the governor Lieut.
Gov. Guild has started an investiga
tion. The f'wxe In Point.
Pittsfield. Mass.. Sept. 27. Hugh
Gurney. third secretary of the British
embassy, was arrested and fined in the
police court at Lee for violating the
automobile speed ordinance. As a re
sult the United States government will
have to apologize to Great Britain, and
the governor of Massachusetts will
have to secure the return of the
amount of the fine to Mr. Gurney.
More than that, the deputy sheriff
who arrested the British secretary, the
town attorney that appeared against
him. and the police jiHge who fined
him, are liable to imprisonment for
three years and to pay a fine as well
for violating the law of nations.
Mr. Gurney was arrested by Deputy
Sheriff D. A. Noble, of Stockbridge,
who claimed that he was running his
automobile at a rate exceeding 20
miles an hour.
Stnte Depart nieiit Aft Promptly.
Washington. D. C, Sept. 27. The
state department telegraphed Gov.
Bates, of Massachusetts, last night sug
gesting the necessity of taking prompt
sieps to secure the "diplomatic immu
nity" of the secretary of the British
It is stated at the department that
the matter may be far faiore serious
than the local officials at Lee seem to
regard it. By constitutional and stat
utory law the persons attached to an
embassy are expressly relieved from
any legal responsibility, and the ex
emption even extends to domestic serv
ants. MADE AMENDS FOR AN
INSULT TO AMERICA
Admiral Sigsbee Impresses Gov. Pat
ron at Colon and He Re
Colon, Sept. 27. The American con
sulate at Carthagena, having been
twice recently besmeared with fifth.
Rear Admiral Sigsbee with his llag
ship. the Newark, was ordered to pro
ceed to Carthagena and investigate the
circumstances. The gunboat Newport,
with Commander Mertz. joined the.
flagship Sept. 16. In a communication
to the governor, Luis Patron, Sigsbee
says in part:
"I find your expressions of regret for
acts of indecency on behalf of yourself
and your government satisfactory, but
that they have not been given suffi
cient publicity. I suggest additional
precautions to prevent the recurrence
of such incidents and a fuller publicity
of the government's expressions of re
gret, in order to avoid a friendly visit
assuming a more difficult feature."
Patron complied by reiterating his
BOXERS WILL KILL
FOREIGNERS OCT. 15
Shanghai, Sept. 27. Reports receiv
ed from the northwestern part of the
province of Shantung says the Sho
tuan "Boxers" are openly distributing
prospectuses which fix Oct. 15 as the
date for the extermination of all for
eigners. Collision in Maine.
Lewiston, Me., Sept. 27. A Maine
Central railroad passenger train col
lided with a freight train about two
miles outside of this city yesterday
and Engineer John L. Kimball and
Fireman W. M. Chapman and Almoa
Hodgson, mail clerk, were killed. E.
! C. Bickford. express messenger, may
I die. A dozen passengers were hurt.
ALL IN ONE SYSTEM
Vanderbilts to Consolidate all Kail
way Lines They litre Con
WILL INCLUDE 25.000 MILES
W. C. Brown to Become Active Head
Executive Board in Gen
New York. Sept. 27. Within the
next 30 days a general reorganization
of the entire Vanderbilt railway sys
tem will have been effected. Official
announcement of radical changes in
the management of the different lines
of the company will be forthcoming by
All lines of the Vanderbilt company
New York Central. Lake Shore,
Michigan Central. Big Four. West
Shore. Nickel Plate. Iake Erie &
Western, and Illinois. Indiana & Iowa
are to be brought under one manage
ment. The reorganization will be the
most radical ever effected in railroad
annals of the country, and will make
the Vanderbilt one of the biggest, if
not the biggest, transportation system
in the world, as the combination of
lines now planned will mean a round
ing up of something like 2.".0ti) miles
of railroad, a system far in excess of
its principal competitor, the Pennsyl
vania. Xewmiiii nt tlie Head.
The new Vanderbilt system is to bo
managed by an executive board that
will meet daily. This board will be
composed of the present highest offi
cers of each of the different Vanderbilt
roads as now managed, with William
C. Newman, the present president of
the New York Central system, as
chairman. Mr. Newman will resign
the presidency of the New York Cen
tral to assume the executive manage
ment of the entire Vanderbilt slstem.
William C. Brown, vice president of
the New York Central ami Lake Shore
roads, with office in Chicago, will be
come the active head of the entire Van
derbilt system, and his office will be
moved from Chicago to New York.
The reorganization of the Vanderbilt
lines will unify the great system and
will place it on a par with the Penn
sylvania in the way of concentration
of management. The Vanderbilt
scheme, however, is much broader
than the Pennsylvania, in that it em
bodies more mileage and the bringing
together of more important railroads.
Many OIImmtn to He Dropped.
In the rearrangement of the Vander
bilt. lines a number of old executive
officers will be dropped, but just which
ones has not been determined. It is
likely that many of the veterans of
the service will he retained in minor
The underground entrance of th
Pennsylvania into New York and the
Long Island terminals is the cause of
the change in the organization and
management of the Vanderbilt lines.
as the latter figured that a radical re
arrangement was necessary to main
tain its prestige over the Pennsyl
Hock ImIiiuiI .ot liixolt cut.
Topeka. Kans.. Sept. 27. Chairman
L. A. Ixiree. of the Rock Island system.
was in Topeka yesterday with a party
of officials. Iree accounts for the
drastic retrenchment of the Rock Isl
and by the light wheat shipments and
the fact that the corn shimnents have
not yet begun. I.oree scoffs at the re
ported idea of the receivership for his
road. He said: "This talk of the fi
nancial stringency of the Rook Island
is all rot. We hold today more than
eight millions to our credit in the
IIciiiiI In lroNif roiiN.
Chicago. Sept. 27. The annual re
port of the Atchison. Tojteka & Santa
Fe was that the gross earnings of i;0l
were ,X,17T.20ii. as compared witn
$t;2.35i.3&7 in 1903. The net earnings
in lt"4 were $2."..:2iU;7, as compared
with $2.1,xi.'5.2m; in 19o:;.
DUKH0B0RS COMING SOUTH
Bands of Religious Order in Northwest
Seeking Warmer Climate.
Winnipeg. Minn.. Sept. 27. Word
has been received here from the I);ik
hobor colonies near Saskatoon. N. W.
T., that a large body of them has
started on a march for the United
States. This time they are not looking
for a Messiah, but are on the trek for
a warmer climate. If they are not.
dissuaded it will be the longest pil
grimage they have ever had. The roy
al northwest mounted police are being
rushed to the scene.
DIVORCE KILLS AN ACTRESS
Mrs. Adelaide Cushman Morgan's Fun
eral Held From Mother's Home.
New York. Sept. 27. Adelaide Cush
man Morgan, the divorced wife of Ed
ward J. Morgan, star of "The Eternal
City," who died suddenly at a sanitar
ium in Stamford, Conn., late Sunday
night, was buried in that city yester
day. Her mother, Mrs. Sarah A. Cush
man of Detroit, broke down at the
casket and had to be assisted from the
casket. Mr3. Morgan was 2't years of
age and extremely beautiful. Her
friends say that her physical decline
began immediately after the divorce.
Itepubllcaig Propose to Inject Gin'
Ker Into Campaign by Unique
Democrats Well Pleased With Parker's
Letter and Will Circu
Chicago, Sept. 27. The latest plan
the republican state committee has
evolved for the injection of ginger into
the campaign is an all star stumping
tour of the men who were candidates
for governor before the breaking of
the Springfield deadlock.
It is proposed that Mr. Deneen, Col.
Lowden. Gov. Yates. L. Y. Sherman.
Attorney General Hamlin. Vespasian
Warner, and John Pierce make a tour
of the state in a special train, speak
ing in several towns each day. The
plan is to have an afternoon and an
evening rally of large proportions ev
ery day, a hall being hired for the pur
pose. Between these two meetings the
members of the party would address
the voters from the rear platform at
SiK-nkrrx for Demitcm tn.
The democratic leaders intend to use
Charles A. Towne and John G, Car
lisle in Chicago. The former, who
spoke in South Haven last night, is
expected in Chicago in a few days,
and he will be asked to make at least
one speech at South Bend on Oct. 5,
and the democrats are trying to get
him to come to Chicago immediately
before or after.
The democratic committee is having
1,000,000 copies of Judge Parker's let
ter of acceptance printed in Chicago
for distribution in the middle west.
The letter appeared to be universally
approved by local democratic leaders.
"It is candid and evidently express
es the thought of the writer without
attempt to veil any of his views," said
Roger C. Sullivan. "It shows that
the candidate is safe, sane, and sound.
His position on the tariff accords with
the party's position, and his ideas on
the trusts commend themselves to
thinking men without disturbing un
duly legitimate business."
HOUSE IS BURNED
Lightning Strikes Building Early in
Morning and the Loss is
Keokuk. Iowa. Sept. 27. During a
terrific electrical storm early today a
bolt of lightning struck the Collins
Healslip wholesale carpet building.
The structure was completely destroy
ed by fire. The loss is estimated at a
quarter of a million, amply insured.
SPEAKING TOUR OF
DAVIS MADE PUBLIC
Vice Presidential Nominee Will Open
Campaign in Baltimore
New York. Sept. 27. The details of
the speaking tour through West Vir
ginia to bo made by Henry G. Davis,
democratic vice presidential nominee,
were made public last night at a demo
cratic national headquarters.
The start will be made from Balti
more Oct. lo. after a meeting in that
city, which will be addressed by the
vice presidential candidate. Senator
Arthur Pu Gorman, former Senator
William Pinkney Whyte. Senator John
W. Daniel of Virginia and former Sen
ator David B. Hill of New York. The
latter three will accompany Mr. Dav
is on his tour. leaving Baltimore the
itinerary will be as follows: Tuesday.
Oct. 11 at Piedmont and Kayser; Oct.
12. at Grafton and Clarksburg; Oct.
LI, at Parkershurg; Oct. 14, at Hunt
ington and Charleston. On Monday.
Oct. 17. the party will leave Charles
ton and speak at various points along
the Chesapeake & Ohio and Norfolk
& Western railroaus.
WOULD CASHIER COMPANY
Military Court Finds Militirrmen Who
Permitted Lynching Inefficient.
Montgomery. Ala.. Sept. 27. The
military court which met at Huntsville
to investigate the conduct of Company
F. Alabama national guard, of that
city in not, protecting the negro Hor
ace Maples from the hands of a mob
on the night of Sfpf. 7, has reported
to the governor that the company was
inefficient and that it should be cash
iered. The court also recommends
that in future all officers be required
to pass an examination on the state
military law before receiving commis
sion.-'. Oct. 11 was the date fixed for
the mustering out of the command.
Suffocated in Mine.
Como. Colo.. Sept. 27. August John-
: son and Roy Miller were suffocated
( to death yesterday by fire which de
stroyed the head house at the Alama
den tunnel in Tarrial district.
Will Summon Peace Con
gress in About Six
OTHER NATIONS DEMUR
Hold Opinion Present Hostili
ties Should End Be
Washington. Sept. 27. Although
Great Britain and Germany appear to
think that it would be better to have
a peace conference of the nations of
the world after the Russo-Japanese
war has ended, it cau be stated that
President Roosevelt will not await the
conclusion of peace between Japan
and Russia, both signatories to The
Hague convention, before issuing' his
call, bin it is his intention, in about
six weeks, to bring the matter to the
attention of the nations wih a view
of ascertaining their desires as to the
time and place of holding the second
These preliminary inquiries will be
made through the department of slate.
As soon thereafter as the replies re
ceived shall warrant the president will
issue his formal call for the confer
ence, which probably will be early in
the coining year.
! timt-iit Vliroml.
Berlin. Sept. 27. President Roose
velt's announcement of his intention to
call a second peace conference of the
nations of the world, whose work
should l.e supplemental to that of The
Hague arbitration conference, attracts
much attention here.
The foreign otlice expresses itself
generally as sympathetic toward the
idea, if the president's propositions
are confined to practical tangible
measures without attempting anything
like general disarmament or an ad
judication of the difficulties which
touch the sovereignty and honor of
the states as would be involved in any
scheme of compulsory arbitration.
;"rnitinj- Knvorn Mot Later.
The foreign office emphasizes the
fact that Germany regards The Hague
arbitration court as an institution
capable of further development along
Among foreign embassies here it was
learned by a representative of the As
sociated Press that the idea of an in
ternational peace conference during
the Russo-Japanese war would be con
sidered inopport une by Russia as
questions now under controversy be
tween Russia and several neutral pow
ers would most likely come before it.
The necessity for a conference after
the war to define contraband and the
extent to which neutrals mav assist
belligerents by the sale of ships and
munitions, js fullv recognized.
Kni&liintl TliinkM Time tiioiinrl iinr.
Loudon, Sept. L'T. The foreign of
fice lias received no otlicial intimation
from Washington of the intention of
President R.tosevclt to rail a second
peace conference at The Hague. it
states that if such an invitation is ex
tended undoubtedly Great. Britain will
It. is suggested, however, in official
and diplomatic circles, that the mo
ment for a peace conference is not op
portune in view of the war prevailing
the east and the unwillingness of
the belligerents t.i bind themselves to
any act which would restrict their op
erations. Officials and diplomats expressed the
hope that the president, when he ex
tends the invitation, will fix a date so
that the meeting will take place after
Japan and Ru.ssia have arranged for
ROCK ISLAND SHOPS
AT CHICAGO ARE CLOSED
Hundred and Fifty Men Made Idle as
Means of Reducing Ex
penses. Chicago. Sept. 27. The Rock Island
railroad today practically closed down
its car and locomotive shops here. One
hundred and fifty men are Idle. Gen
eral Superintendent of Motive Power
Reed said the shut down was a movo
for economy in operating.
MONO-RAIL ROAD TO BE BUILT
Gotham Magnates Expect to Run
Train 100 Miles an Hour.
Baltimore, Sept. 27. A company of
New York financiers headed by J. Cole
man Drayton has decided to build an
experimental mono rail road from Bal
timore to Kllicott City. It Is claimed
trains can be run at the rate of 100
ruil an hour. The road Is to be com
pleted in two months.