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VOL. I AY. NO. 14.
HOCK ISLAND, ILL., WEDNESDAY. NOVEMBER 2, 1904.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
England Had No Inten
tion of Stopping Rus
sians at Gibraltar.
TEN MEN DASHED TO DEATH
IN A 'FALLING
NO WAR ORDER ISSUED
Commission Expected to Meet
at Paris and Admiral Dewey
May be a Member.
St. Petersburg, Nov. 2. The Asso
ciated Press can authoritatively an
nounce the basis for the British-Rus
sian agreement to submit the North
Sea incident to a commission insures
an amicable settlement without a se
quel. The understanding is complete
Now that the smoke has cleared
away it is possible to state that Great
Britain disclaimed any intention of
trying to detain the Russian squadron,
which could only be interpreted as a
hostile act. It was never intimated to
Russia that Rojestvensky's recall
would be demanded. Great Britain
never asked Russia to pledge herself
to the punishment of any one.
So far as future complications are
concerned the incident is regarded as
closed. It is now regarded as almost
certain the commission will sit in Paris
and be composed of five naval officers,
one Russian, one British, each power
to choose another member, and the
four to select the CXlh.
I)frj- May He One.
There is a strong intimation that
Great Britain will invite Admiral Dew
ey be one of the commissioners.
VltiieMfM nt I'nrlx.
Paris. Nov. 2. Three officers of the
Russian squadron, Capt. Clado and
Ueuts Otto and Ellis, the principal
Rust-ian witnesses in the North sea in
cident reached here today and after a
call on the Russian embassy left for
They declined to make any public
statement relative to the affair until
Rojestvensky's report which was in
trusted to Clado, had been delivered in
St. Petersburg. It can be stated that
their visit more than ever satisfied the
Russian authorities that the presence
of two Japanese torpedo boats was a
I'nri-lsu OIHee'M Slnlrmrnt.
London, Nov. 2. The foreign office
put the quietus on the alarmist rumors
concerning the Anglo-Russian situation
last night, when, after a day of intense
excitement, it issued the following:
"Before the Russian fleet leff Vigo
instructions were given the Russian
admiral with a view to preventing in
jury or inconvenience to neutral ship
ping during the passage of the Russian
fleet to the far east. In compliance
with Russia's engagement four Rus
sian officers had been left behind at
Vigo. The two governments are now
discussing terms with reference to the
international commission which will
be entrusted with the proposed in
quiry." Aside from the above statement all
the departments decline to give out
Anything bearing on the situation.
Swrillnh fnptnin Tetlfleit.
Geflo. Sweden. Nov. 2. The captain
and crow of the Swedish steamer Al
debaran (which arrived here on Oct
27 and reported having been fired on
bv a cruiser of the Russian second Pa
cific squadron on Oct. 21 in the Skag
crack). were examined under oath yes
terday. The captain said he did not
regard the first shot fired by the Rus
sian squadron as a summons to stop,
ami he failed to make the prescribed
reply to the signal, simply ordering the
hoisting of the Swedish flag.
Appoint Member of ('ommlMlon,
St. Pclersburg. Nov. 2. The govern
ment has appointed Admiral Kazna
koff. a member of the admiralty coun
cil, as one of the international com
mission on the North sea affair. The
name of the second commissioner has
not yet been announced.
DISEASE CHEATS PRISON
John A. Sheridan Convicted St. Louis
Delegate Dead of Consumption.
St. Louis. Novi 2. John A. Sheridan,
former member of the house of dele
gates, convicted of bribery and sen
tenced to the penitentiary for five
years is dead from tuberculosis.
Sheridan was not taken to the peniten
tiary a the case was appealed.
Mission Board Meets.
Providence. R. I.. Nov. 2. The Wom
an's board of Missions assembled he-e
for two days' session today. Eromi
nent missionary workers in foreign
fields delivered addresses. Reports of
officers show the finances are in good
Score or More Washed Away and Drowned at Win
ston, N. C Square Mile Inundated When
Brick Wall Collapses Mostly Negroes.
Charlotte, N. C, Nov. 2. AYeservoir
at Winston burst at 5:20 this morning.
Thirteen are known to be dead and
as many fatally hurt.
The north wall of the reservoir gave
way, carrying a million gallons of wa
ter into the houses adjoining, contain
ing over fifty people.
RIIKK Witts tOI.I.AI'SKI.
The cause of the disaster was the
overflow of the reservoir, one of the
brick walls collapsing, which released
MINE OWNER'S SON
TAKEN FROM CAMP
Cripple Creek Miner Warn E. A.
Colburn, Jr., Never to
Denver, Nov. 2. News from Gold-
field, Nevada, says E. A. Colburn. Jr.,
son of Judge Colburn, president of the
Cripple Creek Mine Owners' associa
ion, has been deported from the camp
by a miner and warned never to re-
li is presumed the deportation was
in consequence of the father's active
participation in the fight against the
Western Federation of Miners in Colo
GREAT CORPORATE ACTIVITY
New Concerns Launched During Octo
ber in East Aggregate $215,500,000.
New York, Nov. 2. New incorpora-
ions during October in the eastern
states reached a grand total of $215,-
00,000 for companies capitalized at
1 ,000.000 or more. Of this sum the
new "tobacco consolidation furnished
180,000,000. Without this the total
s close to the August figures of $32.-
960,000, the low water mark for a
number of years. However, not since
May, 190:j. when the total was $307,-
CCG.000. have last month's total re
turns been exceeded.
SENATOR FAIRBANKS SHAKEN
ngine Backs Into Coach and Occu
pants are Floored.
Hammond. Ind.. Nov. 2. Senator
Fairbanks and party had a narrow es
cape from injury in a collision at Au-
urn, De Kalb county, yesterday. Many
iere shaken ur. but no one was badly
hurt. The candidate had just finished
is speech and the engine and one
ar had been detached from the train.
and in backing up the brakes refused
work, and it came in contact with
the Fairbanks car with the force of a
collision. Many in the car were
rown to the floor, but Senator Fair
banks caught the side of the car and
remained upright. He was consider-
blv alarmed for a moment, but recov-
red his composure as soon as he dis-
vered that no one was hurt.
Typos Carry Propositions.
Indiaiianoiis. Ind. Nov. 2. At the
headquarters of the International Typo
graphical union it was announced to-
iv that the referendum count nas pro
eded far enough to indicate that all
the six propositions voted for are
rried except the one increasing the
salaries of the president and secre
ALDERMEN MOBBED BY
CITIZENS FOR GRANTING A FRANCHISE
SQUAD OF 40 POLICE CALLED TO
PROTECT CITY LAWMAKERS
ON THEIR WAY HOME.
Toledo. Ohio. Nov. 2. The turbulent
scenes that followed the passage by
the city council of an objectionable
ordinance extending the franchise of
a local street railway company for 25
years has resulted in popular expres
sions of approval of the course adopt
ed by the citizens in resentment of the
act of the councilmen. .
Throughout the day the 13 council
men who voted in favor of the objec
tionable ordinance were severely crit
icised and the opinion was expressed
that if they did not rescind the ordi
nance under public rressure serious
trouble would ensue.
An immense crowd surrounded the
council chamber when the objection
able ordinance was passed by a vote
of 13 to 3. There were cries of
"thief." robber," "boodler," etc. Dot
1,500,000 gallons of water and covered
over a mile of territory.
Thirteen residences were destroyed.
The occupants were mostly negroes.
Rescuing parties are working hero
ically in the hopes of saving many who
are known to have been carried down
by the rushing waters.
The known dead are:
MRS. MARTIN PEOPLES.
MRS. JOHN TOE AND DAUGHTER.
BURN THE PALACE
Anarchists at Milan, Italy, Make
Repeated Attempts at
PRICELESS RECORDS THERE
Violence Openly Advocated in Meet
ings Result of Bitter Elec
Milan, Nov. 2. The attempt made
by anarchists to set fire to the Palace
of Justice Monday, and which was dis
covered in time to prevent serious
damage, has been followed by similar
attempts, this time directed against
the great palace in which the archives
of state are preserved.
In the courtyard of this building may
be seen the incompleted equestrian
statue of Napoleon. The monument
was never finished, owing to the op
position of extreme political parlies.
The building itself contains thousands
of documents of incalculable value.
Turpentine mm Fire A Kent.
The fire was discovered a little past
midnight by the proprietor of an adja
cent cafe, and when the police and
firemen arrived it was discovered that.
as in the attempt of the day before.
the large door of the palace had been
soaked with turpentine, a small idle
of turpentine-saturated sawdust was
piled against it an dthe whole ignited.
Thanks to the prompt action of the
man who discovered the fire, the dam
age was slight. Two onlookers who
audibly approved of the action of the
incendiaries were arrested.
The anarchists are now generally ad
vocating violence in all meetings, and
the newspapers in the struggle over
the approaching elections are becom
ing bitter. Both the socialists and an
archists are making free use of all
sorts of gross insults and violence.
THERE IT GOES!
COAL ON THE JUMP
Pittsburg,. Nov. 2. Prices on all
grades of coal have been advanced 35
cents a ton as a result of the increased
demand for coal and the strike of the
engineers in Illinois.
Silver Found in Wisconsin.
La Crosse. Wis.. Nov. 2. While
quarrying rock on a bluff near here
WilliamBridel found quartz bearing
considerable silver. The find is be
ties of vile-smelling drugs were emp
tied upon the floor, and when it was
evident that the councilmen were to
be attacked a squad of 40 police was
The demonstration alarmed the of
fending councilmen. who dared not
leave the chamber without police pro
tection. One or two took the risk, and
they were followed, threatened, and
even stoned by the infuriated mob. At
midnight the chamber was cleared, and
the councilmen were escorted to their
homes by the police.
It is reported that the wives of sev
eral of the councilmen were called up
and notified that their husbands would
be assassinated if they dared vote for
the franchise ordinance.
Soprano Dies on the Stage.
Biddeford. Me.. Nov. 2. Eva Gray
of New York, soprano soloist in the
Dot Karrol company, dropped dead on
the stage last night while the audience
was applauding her rendition of "Good
by. Little Girl." Sac was 23 years of
Interest Centers in Ability
of Port Arthur to
Likewise Russian Holiday and
Both Sides Hope for Some
St. Petersburg, Nov. 2. Official re
ports from Tokio describing the des
perate asaults on Port Arthur begin
ning Oct. 2G have created a visible de
pression at the war office. Military
authorities are convinced that after
long preparations Gen. Nogi is not
only making a supreme effort to carry
the fortress, but feels so confident of
success that the result of the prelim
inary operations has been made pub
lic. I)n Im Moiurntoiin One.
They believe the assault was timed
for an announcement of the fall of the
fortress to be made upon the birthday
of the mikado tomorrow, which by a
strange coincidence is the 10th anni
versary of the accession of Emperor
Nicholas and a great Russian holi
day. Tomorrow is expected to be marked
by fate for a day of immense rejoicing
either for Japan or Russia, according
as the present assault succeeds or
Tokio, Nov. 2. Officijl reports of
Port Arthur operations since Aug. 1
form a recital of almost continuous
fighting of a desperate nature. The Rus
sians first struggled desperately to
block every Japanese advance and
then meet the concentrated artillery
fire of the Japanese with its kind.
Latterly, since the Japanese begun
running parallels and traverses and ex
tending mines, the Russians have been
making sorties. They rushed into the
Japanese trenches and engaged in fe
rocious struggles with the engineers
JapV Couruer DeMpernte.
With desperate courage the Japa
nese continued to close in upon tho
fortress, progressing stage by stage.
Japanese infantry never failed to re
spond when asked to make an assault
on almost impossible positions and
when troops gained a foothold they
generally held it with unflinching de
JupN tire Hc(lio.
St. Petersburg, Nov. 2. Gen. Sak-
haroff telegraphs last night was quiet.
the Japanese, however, showing mark
ed signs of recommencing the offensive
against the Russian left wing. They
have also reoccupied the village of
Sandiapu, near the Hun river.
Hvery Mark Shot At.
Kuroki's Headquarters. Nov. 2.
Whenever a Russian or. Japanese ex
poses his head he draws the fire of
an opponent. Constant exchange of
shots between the outposts continues
daily. The Russian casualties from
sniping are large.
Oku's Headquarters, Nov. 1, (Tues
day). There is littie change in the po
sition of the Armies. On Sunday a
detachment of Russian infantry and
Don Cossacks attacked Japanese cav
alry along the Hun river, but were
driven back, leaving 20 dead soldier
and 30 horses.
HELEN PHIPPS IS
Marriage to Bradley Martin, Jr., Cele
brated Publicly in
London. Nov. 2. Helen Phipps,
daughter of Henry Phipps, of Pitts
burg, and Bradley Martin, Jr., were
married today at Kiltarlity parish
church. Inverness Shire, Scotland, by
the Archdeacon of London, Dr. Sinclair.
The ceremony was largely attended.
SECRETARY OF 0. R. C.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Nov. 2. W. J.
Maxwell, grand secretary of the Order
of Railway Conductors, was stricken
with paralysis today His condition is
Stringer at Streator.
Streator. 111., Nov. 2. Lawrence B.
Stringer, democratic nominee for gov
ernor, and R. E. SpangJer, democratic
candidate for state auditor, addressed
a meeting here last night.
Those Not Crushed Drown in Water at Bottom of
Shaft Engine Ran Wild, Throwing the-Cage .
Against Sheaves Whence it Dropped.
Wilkesbarre, Pa., Nov. 2. During
the lowering of miners at Auchincloss
shaft of the Lackawanna company at
Nanticoke, today, a steel cable broke
and the carriage with 10 men dropped
to the bottom of the shaft. It is re
ported all were killed.
HUKAK IX KNUIXK BOOM.
(Later) It is now said the accident
TOUCH OF WILD
WEST AT CODY
Robbers Attempt to Hold Up Na
tional Bank, but Are
CASHIER LOSES HIS LIFE
Gang Escapes From Town Hotly
Pursued by Large Posse
Cody, Wyo., Nov. 2. Couriers who
came in today from the chase of the
two bandits who killed Cashier Mid
daugh yesterday, brought news that
the outlaws are still at large.
Cody, Wyo., Nov. 2. An attempt io
rob the First National bank yester
day afternoon resulted in the imme
diate death of Cashier I. O. Middaugh.
Two armed men, who have been hang
ing around town for some months, rodo
to the bank and entered at the front
door, but neither was disguised.
When they ordered the cashier and
his assistant to throw up their hands
they were shot at by the plucky offi
cials. The firing became so hot that
the robbers left the bank without se
curing any money.
Cashier "Middaugh followed them to
the street and emptied his six shooter
at them, whereupon the smaller of th
two men shot Middaugh in the breast,
killing him instantly.
Town l AroiiMOiI.
In the meanwhile the town became
aroused and shots were fired at the
robbers from every direction. They
returned the fire and finally succeeded
in mounting their horses and riding
away over the hills to the southwest.
They were quickly followed by 20
armed and mounted men.
A large reward has already been
offered by the citizens of Cody for their
Estimates of Expenses of War Depart
ment Actually Provides for
Washington, Nov. 2. Estimates of
the war department for the fiscal year
ending June "0. I'JOC, aggregates $1 :;,
GS6.7S0. This is $3,832,000 less than
the total appropriations made for the
current fiscal year.
DESIGNS NEW AUTOMOBILE TO ATTAIN
SPEED OF HUNDRED TWENTY MILES HOUR
SHAVES POET; PAYS $1 FINE
James Whitcomb Riley Witness
Against Indianapolis Barber.
Indianapolis. Ind.. Nov. 2. James
Whitcomb Riley, the poet, was com
pellcd to testify yesterday against Wil
liam Miller, a colored barber, at whoso
shop Mr. Riley has been shaved on
Sunday for many years. The barbers'
union was prosecuting Miller under
the Sunday closing law, and as a re
sult of the poet's testimony he wa-i
convicted aind fined $1.
EDITOR JUMPS OFF A FERRY
A. M. Flagg, of Duluth, in III Health,
Duluth, Minn.. Nov. 2. A. M. Flagg.
an editorial writer formerly connect
ed with the News-Tribune, committe 1
suicide on the ferry boat yesterday
afternoon. He drew a revolver, ami
firing three. shots in the air, leaped
overboard and was drowned. Mr.
Flagg was 52 years of age and had long
been in ill health.
was caused by something going wrong
with the machinery in the engine room
and the carriage was carried with
great force against the sheaves.
Rescuing parties found all the min
ers dead. Those who were not killed
dutright by the fall were drowned in
the bottom which was filled with water.
With one exception the victims were
Poles and Slavs.
NOW READY FOR .
Baldwin's Airship Makes Second Suc
cessful Trial Trip at St.
St. Louis, Mo., Nov. 2. Under the
guidance of A. R. Knabenshue, the air
ship California Arrow made its second
successful aerial flight over the
world's fair grounds yesterday after
noon. Thousands of people witnessed the
ascent of the airship and watched its
graceful flight as it sailed under per
fect control, at an altitude of 1,000 feet.
After a flight of 30 minutes Knaben
shue descended upon the exact spot
in the stadium inclosure previously se
lected by him. The aeronaut was wild
ly cheered as he stepped upon terra
Satisfied with the demonstrations of
the airship over short courses during
these two trials. Inventor Baldwin an
nounced at the conclusion of the flight
that Knabenshue will today undertake
a 15 mile flight over a designated
course, the choice of the course to bo
left to newspaper men. and the flight
to be made regardless of the wind con
ditions. VIOLENT DEATH SHOWS
VICTIM LED DUAL LIFE
Prominent Montgomery, Ala., Young
Man Electrocuted While Try
ing to Rob Bank.
Montgomery, Ala., Nov. 2. The body
of James Hendrix. one of the most
prominent young men in Montgomery,
was found on the roof of an annex to
the American National bank yesterday.
Beside him were burglar tools, a stick
of dynamite, and in his pocket was a
pistol. He had been electrocuted, ap
parently, while trying to cut an elec
tric wire that ran into the bank. Hen
drix was seen in company with a
strange man who had attracted the at
tention of the chief of police. This
man is believed to have been a bur
glar. Hendrix was dressed in his mi
litia uniform and his citizen's clothes
were found at the armory of the Mont
gomery (J rays.
WAS MURDERED IN HIS OFFICE
New Ulm, Minn., Dentist Meets With
New Ulm. Minn., Nov. 2. Dr. L. A.
fiebhard. aged 20 years, a dentist, was
found murdered in his office here. The
crime is a mysterious one as no mo
tive has been discovered. Uebhard'r,
relatives live in Black Itiver Falls and
HARRY S. HARKNESS, OF NEW
YORK, TO PUT 120-HORSE
POWER ON RACER.
New York, Nov. -2. Hafrj S. Hark
rifss. the millionaire auto enthusiast,
has decided to rebuild his famous 190;J
cup racer for the Ormond meet, and i
is his intention u so increase the
horse power that its speed will be in
creased and record-breaking speed for
it will be a strong possibility.
The present engine turns 120-horse
lower and it is entirely too fast for
anything but the Ormond Beach racer.
The frame of tho racer will be greatly
strengthened. Mr. Harkness believes
it will do the mile in 30 Beeonds, or
two miles a minute. Another car with
magnificent prospects of record smash
ing at the famous Southern meet will
be the 120-horse inwer Darrach racer
which was recently sold to E. W. Steck,
the millionaire iron man. A guaran
tee of 100 miles an hour went with the
Only Manner in Which
OF MULCTING TRUSTS
Judge Parker Points in Speech
Weakness of Cortelyou's
New York, Nov. 2. Judge Tarker in
his speech in Jersey City last night
reiterated the charge he made in hia
speech Monday night at Madison
Square garden, that "the. trusts are fur
nishing the money with which they
hope to control the election of Theo
dore Roosevelt." He made a more
extended address earlier in the even
ing in Newark, which was largely his
torical in its character. At Jersey
City he said:
'"Because we are opposed to the pur
chase of the electorate, and have felt
it our duty to say so. those who would
corrupt it to the end that their power
to plunder the people may continue
ery out in these closing hours of the
campaign that the business interests
would not be safe with a democratic
fry In Fnlne.
"This cry is false, and those who ut
ter it know it. We favor a healthful
prosperity in which all the people may
share. We would encourage the ac
cumulation of property and would pro
tect the present possessors of it iu
that possession under all circumstan
ces. "But we would do all wo could to
take away from the combinations and
trusts that power to oppress the peo
ple which they now exercise. In other
words, we would put forth every ef
fort to thwart their illegal methods
of collecting tribute.
"Illegal methods of 'making money
do not constitute legitimate business,
although those who resort to them
may pose as business men. Our pur
pose is to deprive, so far as possible,
those illegal combinations of their
present illegitimate advantage. .
TriiNt KurnlNlt ln-.v.
"As I had occasion to say before,
and I deem it my duty to say again,
the trusts are furnishing the money
with which they hope to control the
"I am sorry to be obliged to say it.
If it were not true, I would not say
it to gain the presidency or any other
earthly reward, but it is true, ami that
being so. it became my duty to warn
the people; of it.
"This I did in an address to, the
people on the 21th day of October
more than a week ago. What happen
ed? The president summoned Senator
Knox to his presence. From that con
sultation Knox emerged to give an in
terview which he said the president
Ditl Not Meet linrue.
"It was not sparing, to say the least,
in its criticism of myself. He did not,
however, meet the charge. He did not
deny it. He could not, nor could the
other party to the consultation. On
Friday last, in a public address. I call
ed attention to the fact that it had
not been met and could not be.
"Promptly it was given out that Mr.
Cortelyou would make answer to the
charge Cortelyou, the chairman of
the republican national committee, the
one time private secretary to the pres
ident, later a member of the cabinet
as head of the department of commerce
and la!or, and as sneh having the
rinht to obtain the secrets of the ho-
called trusts, secret h which, under the
statute, may not go beyond the pres
ident if he so desires. And then it was
almost as promptly denied that h
hail any such purpose.
'H-n Kstortlon Iteport.
"The New York Triburo of this
morning publishes a dispatch from
Washington under the head of 'CorteN
you Falsely Accused,' with a subhead
saying that he 'has not extorted cam
paign contributions from corporations,'
It gives what purports to be the state
ment of a man who withholds his
name. He is described in the Tribune
article as 'a man who knows all that
occurred at Mr. Cortelyou's last call
on the president.' Whether it was
the one or the other is left in doubt.
"But, in any event, it is of no con
sequence which one it was, for these
grave charges cannot be met anony
mously. There are only two persons
who can interest the people of this
subject. If they have anything to say,
the people would like to have It Bald
o .tmnrr to (lurntloaa.
"Weeks have passed since the New
(Continued on Patfe Bix.)