Newspaper Page Text
Fair tonight and Fridays moderate
tfmprratnrc. Temperature at 7 a. m-,
41 1 at 2:3 p m-, TO.
J. M. SHERIGR, Observer.
TJf? PAPER THAT
VOL. LIV. XO. 15.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL., THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 1904.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
"STAND PAT" POLICY HAS
MO PRECEDENT M HISTORY
Judge Parker Points Effect
it Must Have on
HEARD IN CONNECTICUT
Delivered Two Addresses Last
Night to Large New York
New York, Nov. 3. Judge Parker
left for Connecticut this morning on a
special train. He will deliver three for
mal speeches in Connecticut and it is
expected several platform speeches
will he made at intermediary stops.
Bridgeport, Conn., Nov. 3. When
Judge Parker's special train reached
here from New York today the judge
was received with an outburst
of applause by people who
thronged the platform. Parker
was immediately welcomed in
a formal way by Gen. Bishop, candi
date for lieutenant governor on the
democratic ticket, whose guest he was
during his stay in the city.
Afterward Parker was driven to the
Third regiment armory where he de
livered an address to a large audience.
At towns through which the special
passed large crowds gathered at the
stations and greeted the candidate with
Parker in his speech here said in
"I shall only detain you for a few
minutes during a hurried trip through
your state with a few words of greet
ing to my many friends whose devo
tion and partiality have brought them
here. There are, however, one or two
topics which may fittingly be dealt
with in a few words in a great manu
facturing center like this.
Machine t Supreme.
"In our latter days the claim is
often made, not only by practical men,
but by students of economic history,
that our rapid industrial progress is
the result of the development of ma
chinery. This theory assumes that,
whatever our ancestors did in the way
of building up institutions and indus
try, everything is now so changed we
have now become dependent upon ma
chines and must be content to remain
so hereafter. The fact, however, is
overlooked that whatever machinery
may have done, it has been devised,
created and adopted by man's ingen
uity, has been perfected by human pa
tience and industry, and that it must
be operated by men of mind, bone and
muscle. Nolmdy will presume to deny
that it has become an important factor
in industry but it is merely an incident,
"In truth, in nothing of what we call
modern progress has there been so
much of exaggeration as that which re
lates to the machine. This is due en
tirely to the assumption that it" is
something in and of itself, something
separate from the human mind and
human body. We have thrown over it
the aegis of the law and for the reason
that we have recognized it as a form
of property and thus an expression of
human thrift every kind of protection
which society could devise has been
given to it.
"During the past few years an entire
ly new doctrine has been preached. Its
logic is that whatever else we have
done in the world, whatever human im
perfections may still exist, so far as
the levy of taxes is concerned, we have
reached absolute perfection. The
phras-? 'standing pat." used to denote
this idea, may not be elegant but it is
at least expressive.
bat uf the 1'ant t
"It would be interesting, if time per
mitted, to inquire what this country
and flie world would have been if. at
different periods during the past few
hundred jvars. our ancestors had
thought of this doctrine and had ac
cepted it. It might, for instance, have
been ustd Zi years ago to perpetuate
all the abuses of feudalism. There was
much in that idea and the resulting
system of government which was in
In fact, the whole of modern prog
ress has come largely from the re
fusal of the world to "stand pat." Each
successive generation has recognized
the virtues and accepted the labors of
its predecessors, but in doing so none
lias ever declined or refused to recog
nize new demands o.- to correct old
abuses. There is no rr.-.ire reason why
we should resolve not t.i revise our na
tional revenue laws than there would
have been at other periods in history
to stop all progress. This is especial
ly true of abuses which become rooted
in our human life."
Ka For the Favnriteo.
"It is easy for a favorite, who. in
this case, is a predominant partner
PANAMA HAS A
Washington, Nov. 3. President
Roosevelt today sent the following ca
blegram to President Amador of Pan
ama: "Accept the felicitations of this
government on the first anniversary of
with the government, to resist any sug
gestion of change. But the farmer,
laborers, man or woman of fixed in
come, the student struggling for an
education, the poor girl supporting her
mother's family these are entitled to
inquire whether this policy of using
law to give favors to few. while many
are left to nurse a sense of injustice,
should become permanently fixed
merely because the power of corrup
tion or a short-sighted economic policy
has brought it to us as a heritage."
HENRY G. DAVIS MAKES
PART OF WEST VIRGINIA
Cumberland. Md., Nov. 3. Henry G.
Davis, democratic vice presidential
candidate, is making a trip over West
Virginia today, traveling in his spe
cial car, Grace-land. In a speech at
Ridgeley Davis said Rexisevelt came in
power when times where prosperous.
but ever since then times have been
growing very much worse. I'nder lie-
Kinley there was a surplus in the
treasury of $44,OUO,00. Now there is
a deficit of $tl."0,000, and still grow
ing. Federal Ollire HolderM.
He said there are over 100.000 fed
eral office holders in office today, one
half of whom were going over the
country, while under government pay.
urging the people to keep them in pow
er by making political speeches. Davis
expressed the opinion that tariff- on
special things that foster trusts should
be reduced and that 200 to 300 trusts
in the country are republican. He
charged that all trusts were giving
money freely for the election of Roose
velt. TWO ENTHUSIASTIC
AUDIENCES GREET THE
JUDGE IN NEW YORK
New York, Nov. 3. Judge Parker
made two speeches in New York City
last night. Although at 8 o'clock he
was attacking imperialism at the German-American
meeting at Cooper
Union, at 9 o'clock ho was pounding
away at Cortelyou in Carnegie hall.
From 10 o'clock until about midnight
he was shaking the hands of visitors
at the democratic club.
Judge Parker made hi3 first Cooper
Union speech, his first speech in a
German meeting and his second ad
dress of the New York campaign in
the great hall of Cooper Union last
night, and Carl Schurz made his first
and only appearance and address of
the national campaign. Mr. Schurz
has been in bad health.
With the exception of Judge Parker's
speech all were in German, including
Mr. Shurz's. The German "hoch" was
very frequent in the applause, even
when he was applauded.
Judge Parker's speech was devoted
entirely to the question of imperialism
and a big army and navy. He said
that the tendency toward imperialism
in our government took tangible shape
when this country assumed the power
to rule over distant and alien countries
and populations, not only without their
consent, but distinctly against their
will, and when, correspondingly the
principles and ideals we had inherited
from the founders of the republic gave
way to ideas as to powers of our gov
ernment which differed widely from
Abraham Lincoln's conception" of a
democracy, that it was a "government
of the people, for the people, and by
When we annexed the Philippines it
was done not only with complete dis
regard of the rights and wishes of the
people thereof, but also with a hardly
less absolute disregard of the spirit
of our political institutions. The an
nexation of the islands, and subjection
by force of the Filipinos fighting for
their independence were as different
from the intention of the fathers as a
government by superior military artil
lery is from government by consent
of the governed. When we contem
plate the moral effect of the policy of
conquest and subjugation, as it has
been carried on and is now defended
by the republican party, we cannot
but feel a serious anxiety as to the
permanency of democratic institutions
The great principles proclaimed by
the declaration of independence, that
ROAMS AT LARGE
Two Breakdowns in Tests at Sr.
Louis Followed by Escape
FLIES AWAY IN DARKNESS
Break Loose While it Was Being Led
Back to Stall After Sec
St. Louis, Nov. 3. The Baldwin air
ship has been found 1C miles west of
St. Louis in a corn field, near Fern
Ridge. It is uninjured, and was still
floating when discovered, although it
had anchored itself, the trailing rope
entangling in the limb of a tree.
FMi'apetl I.a.nt . Ixht.
St. Louis, Mo., Nov. 3. After two
unsuccessful attempts caused by the
blowing off of an exhaust cap to sail
upon a stated course of 15 miles, the
airship California Arrow escaped in a
northwesterly direction at 8:15 o'clock
last night. No one was on board the
aerial craft and it had the whole ex
panse of the heavens to sail in, in
any direction the air currents cared
to send it.
The airship, in charge of Aeronaut
Knabenschue, descended in a cornfield
four miles from the fair grounds, and
Capt. Baldwin, its owner, with several
others, went to that spot in an auto
mobile to tow it back to the aeronautic
The Arrow was secured and good
progress made toward the fair grounds.
There was a trolley line to be crossed,
and it was necessary to pass the prow
of the craft over the wire and catch
the downhanging rope and then release
the rope that hung from the rear.
AlrMliip F'nieM it t'liptorv.
In the darkness those manipulating
the ropes miscalculated, and both the
front and rear ropes were released at
the fame time. In a twinkling the
bouyant airship from which had been
taken 25 pounds of ballast, shot up and
was gone. In the dim light projected
by the nearest arc light the yellow bal
loon loomed indistinctly, but for a
sufficient space of time to show that
the light wind was carrying it toward
TO BAY IN FOREST
Death of Cody Bank Cashier Seems
Certain To Be
Meeteetse. Wyo., Nov. 3. The band
its who shot and killed Cashier Mid
daugh, Tuesday were brought to bay
early today in almost Virgin forest be
tween Meewetse and Thermopolis.
Death eitherVy rifle shots or the slip
noose Is now considered but a matter
of a few hours.
MISTAKE OF NURSE IS FATAL
Typhoid Fever Patients Given Deadly
Acid by Mistake.
Indianapolis. Ind.. Nov. 3. Mrs.
Susie Cox, aged 40, and Mrs. Sarah
Shaw, a colored woman, aged 35. are
dead through the mistake of Miss
Funk, a nurse at the City hospital.
The two women were recovering from
typhoid fever and the physician had
instructed sterilized water to be ad
ministered to them. By mistake the
nurse used a solution of carbctW acid.
The patients lived but a short time.
Miss Funk is in hysterics.
the "government derives its just pow
ers from the consent of the governed,"
stood substantially unquestioned
among us until the imperialistic policy
of conquest and arbitrary rule over
conquered was entered upon. It was
recognized as the very essence of
democratic institutions. Now it is
scoffed at by many leaders of the re
publican party as a "glittering generali
ty," that has no practical meaning and
application; as baby talk, fit for the
infancy of this nation, but ridiculous
in its present state of power. Indeed,
it is perfectly logical for them to de
ride and reject it if they mean to jus
tify and maintain their policy of con
quest and dominion.
Would Ilnr Dlai-unalnn.
The speaker declared the iirperialis
tic tendency is already beginning to
appear. He said that the utterances
Df a member of the administration
stops very little short of admonishing
that every public discussion of the
subject unless it be in entire harmony
with the policy of the administration
should stop for the reason that it
might excite the hopes among our
'subjects" which the administration
s unwilling to gratify. This is only
an initial, tentative attempt to domi
nate public opinion in behalf of the
government. But there will be more
ofjt. if the imperialistic spirit is per
mitted to prevail.
Parker then discussed the Panama
question, holding that the president
?xceeded his constitutional powers in
The army and navy were next con-
(Continued on Page Six.)
Jury States Finding
Facts in North Sea
LANGUAGE IS GUARDED
Care Taken Not to Offend Rus
sia and Disturb Course
Hull, England. Nov. 3. The jury's
verdict in the coroners inquest on the
North sea incident is as follows:
"That George Henry Smith and Wil
liam Leggett were, about 12:30 a. m.
on Oct. 22. while out fishing with
trawls aboard the British steam traw
ler Crane, with board of trade marks
exhibited and regulation lights burn
ing, killed by shots fired without provo
cation from certain Russian war ves
sels at a distance of about a quarter
of a mile."
taoverument SuujpeKtM Verdict.
At the request of the British govern-!
ment. represented by the earl of Dy
sart, solicitor of the treasury, this
award was rendered by the first court
of inquiry preceding the sessions of the
The government asked the jury not
to find a verdict of willful murder or
manslaughter because "delicate nego
tiations are going on which should
not be 'made more difficult; and they
ought not to let any one think they
had prejudged the case before having
heard both sides."
In consequence the jury simply set
forth the facts proved by, the evidence
of physicians, experts on explosives,
and the trawlers themselves.
Court AdilH Rider to KludinK.
To the verdict the judge added the
"On this occasion, probably the most
momentous in the annals of the British
empire, the jury would record their
appreciation of the efforts made by
the governments interested to arrive
at a satisfactory conclusion of the mat
ter, which, we feel, has no parallel in
the history of the world."
KnjeKtveuMky in Promoted.
St. Petersburg, Nov. 3. Russia has
not the slightest intention of humilitat-
ing her fleet to suit England. Rojest
vensky now has been promoted to the
rank of vice admiral and aide de camp
to the emperor.
Tangier, Morocco, Nov. 3. Vice Ad
miral Rojestvensky's squadron arrived
COL. CODY ADDS TO CHARGES
Trial of Divorce Suit May Involve
Cheyenne, Wyo., Nov. 3. The Cody
divorce case will come to trial about
Jan. 1. according to the attorneys who
have filed Col. Cody's amended peti
tion. Judge R. H. Scott recently or
dered the complaint made more defi
nite and the amendments contain addi
tional averments concerning Mrs.
Cody's cruel treatment, which Col.
Cody alleges drove him from home.
Mrs. Cody will file her cross petition
within two weeks. It is expected that
at the trial the names of persons prom
inent in England and the United States
will be involved in an unpleasant man
ner. BANK CREDITORS ARE LOSERS
Defunct Institution at Makanda, III.,
Will Pay O-.ly 55 Cents.
Carbondale, 111., Nov. 3. The bank
ing house of N. J. Powers of Ma
kanda, which closed its doors yester
day, will only be able, it is said, to pay
55 cents on the dollar. George
Schwartz of Carbondale has been
named as assignee. No known cause
exists for the suspension.
BAD COLORED MAN CAUGHT
Neil Matthews, Des Moines Murderer,
Found in the City.
Des Moines. Iowa, Nov. 3. Neil
Matthews, colored, who, last night
murdered Bud Travis and wounded two
other colored men, was captured in
Southeast Des Moines this morning.
St. Louis, Nov. 3. On the occasion
of the celebration today of Japan day
at the exposition a cablegram was
sent the emperor of Japan congratulat
ing him upon his 53rd birthday.
Pope Unable to Receive.
Rome. Nov. 3. The condition of the
pope not having improved since yester
day Dr. Lapponi insists his holiness
shall give no audience today.
TRY TO SETTLE
General Meeting Being Held by
Leaders of Opposing Forces
SOME WORKINGS ARE OPEN
Word Received of 7,500 Men Put at
Work With U. M. W. Men Act
ing as Engineers.
Springfield, 111., Nov. 3. The ctate
executive board of the United Mine
Workers of America, together with the
district and sub-district presidents of
the unions, met here today to devise
means if possible to settle the hoist
ing engineers strike.
Ho Ilnek to Work.
Chicago, Nov. 3. Word reached Chi
cago today that 7,500 mine workers
have returned to work in the mines at
Spring Valley, Minonk. Rutland and
Marquette, engineers having been se
cured to take the places of those on
strike. The engineers are said to
have been recruited from the ranks of
the Un'ted Mine Workers.
ROCK ISLAND HAS
Meeting of Several Corporations Con
nected With Road Held at
New York, Nov. 3. The directors of
the Rock Island company. Chicago,
Rock Island & Pacific railway, Keokuk
& Des Moines, Peoria & Bureau Val
ley and 'Frisco company held a meet
ing here today.
Robert Mather, who was elected
president of the Rock Island board
last month, resigned as first vice pres
ident of the railway company and was
succeeded by R. A. Jackson, hereto
fore general attorney. The other offi
cers were reelected.
D. G. Reid succeeded L. F. Lorte as
director of the Keokuk & Des Moines,
of which Mather was elected presi
dent and D. G. Reid vice president.
The other officers were reelected.
Mather was elected vice president of
the Peoria & Bureau Valley.
C. H. Gray was chosen second vice
president of the 'Frisco system.
PROTEST FROM BARTONVILLE
Asylum Superintendent Says Place is
Made Dumping Ground.
Peoria Journal: That other insane
asylums of the state are making the
Bartonville asylum a veritable dump
ing ground for the state's most unde
sirable patients was proved yesterday
when the local institution received 100
new inmates in a most deplorable con
dition. Dr. Zeller, superintendent of the asy
lum, declares that this is contrary to
the law and that should it ever occur
;igain he will refuse to accept the pa-1
tients and shall send them back. The!
Bartonville asylum has for its purpose !
the relieving of county institutions ot i
insane patients who have reached the
incurable stage, but for some time the
state institutions at Jacksnoville and
Watertown have been sending their
most undesirable patients to the Bar
tonville asylum, and jesterday's con
signment was another example of this
Dr. Zeller has warned the authorities
repeatedly and has even threatened to
refuse to receive the patients at sev
eral times. The patients received yes
terday were in the worst condition
imaginable and were tiie cast-offs from
these institutions. Dr. Zeller has made
no complaint, but declares that he will
call the attention of the authorities to
the matter again.
AMMUNITION NOT STOLEN
Adjutant General of State Says Sale
Was Through Mistake.
A dispatch was sent out from Chi
cago stating that there has been re
covered in that city !u.0fM rounds of
ammunition which had been stolen
from the state arsenal at Springfield.
This is now denied at the adjutant
general's office where the following j
statement is made:
W. D. Edwards, custodian of the ar
senal, had gone to Adjt. Gen. Scott
about two weeks ago with a bid of $2m
from A. Barker, a junk dealer of
Springfield, for Hu.ouo rounds of 45-cali-bre
which is now obsolete for the use
of the state, and had asked the adju
tant general what to do. Gen. Scott
had stated, "That is enough," meaning
that Edwards need take no further
steps in the matter. Edwards misun
derstood this to mean that he should
sell the ammunition to Barker, which
he proceeded to do. Now it will be
Two Sick at Washington.
Washington, Nov. 3. Secretary Hay
is confined to his home by a slight
cold. Secretary Loeb is detained at
home today with a severe cold. It
is understood the illness is not serious. I
FALL OF PORT ARTHUR IS
QUESTION OF FEW HOURS
DATTO ALI IS
WILLING TO TALK
Manila, Nov. 3. Datto Ali. the re
bellious Moro leader, who has been
waging warfare witli American troops
has sent a message to Gen. Wood rt
questing an interview with a view of
surrendering. Wood granted the re
quest. EVA BOOTH TO LEAD THE
SALVATION ARMY HERE
Transferred From Command in Canada
Booth-Tucker Goes to
New York. Nov. 3. The long ex
pected changes in the command of the
Salvation army in the United States
were announced last night in a tele
gram from headquarters at Toronto.
As already announced. Miss Eva Booth,
who for eight years has been in com
mand in Canada, will be commander
in the United States, with headquar
ters in New York City. She will leave
Canada on Nov. 2'J to assume her new
Commissioner Kilby, who will bi?
Miss Booth's deputy commissioner, has
been in charge in South Africa. He
will have particular jurisdiction of the
western section of the United States,
with headquarters in Chicago. Booth
Tucker, now the head of the army in
the United States, will return to Eng
land, but his future charge is not an
nounced. Commissioner Thomas Coombs, who
was the first to command the army in
Canada, and who is now in charge of
the British isles work, will succeed
Eva Booth as commander in Canada.
AMERICAN JEWS TO GET
PASSPORTS IN RUSSIA
Concession Long Sought Seems About
To Be Granted by The
Washington, D. C. Nov. 3. Tlio
state department has received a cable
gram from the American embassy at
St. Petersburg which warrants it in the
assumption that the Russian govern
ment soon will agree to recognize the
passports of American Jews traveling
Harsh and oppressive discrimina
tions against American Jews who have
visited Russia, or have sought to, have
furnished the basis for a vast amount
of diplomatic correspondence between
Russia nnd the United States during
the last 20 years. Up to the present
time the United States has been un
able to secure any alleviation of the
POPE WILL CALL
FOR END OF WAR
Will Appeal to Civilized Powers to
Unite in Common Cause With
Vienna, Nov. 3. Pope Pius intends
to issue a manifesto against war, ac
cording to an interview with His Holi
ness obtained yesterday by a corre
spondent of a Vienna newspaper. The
pope said the Russo-Japanese war was
not war. but butchery. It was very re
grettable that all the civilized powers
remained indifferent instead of uniting
in common action to bring the war to
an end. He hopei divine providence
would stop tiie bloddy struggle and in
tended to publish a manifesto against
war. which, in modern times, was an
absurdity. His holiness also con
demned dueling from all points and
said he intended to issue a public mani
festo of great importance thereon.
Picks Irrigation Delegates.
Springfield. Hi.. Nov. Gov. Yates
lias appointed the following delegates
to tiie national irrigation congress to
be held at El Paso, Tex., Nov. 1 to 1H:
A. L. Klank. Danville; C. A. Hurley,
and E. A. Ijrd, Monmouth; U. H.
Pierce, Kewanee; W. H. B.nnian and
Warren Kt-ncie. Peoria; L. G. Bur
lougs. Savannah; Gus N. Greenebaum
and G. L. Hill. Champaign; S. H. Wat
son. Mount Vernon; William Conover,
Virginia; and James K. Hopkins,
Killed in Fight Over Woman.
Aurora. 111., Nov. 3. Lloyd De Cour
sey (colored) of Elgin was killed by
George Scott of Aurora, also colored,
yesterday because of a quarrel over
Rosa Patterson, a sister-in-law of
Forts Commanding Inner
Defenses in Besieg
FINAL BLOW IMMINENT
Japanese Troops Excited at
Prospect of at Last Be
The fall of Port Arthur seems im
minent. Detailed reports of operations
against that position indicate a pro
longed attack is ncaring its end. that
the Japanese are now entering upon
the last stage of the memorable siege
and that practically all outlying defen
ses are in the hands of the Japanese
who are sanguine of immediate victory.
The armies of Oyama and Kuropat
kin still confront each other along the
the Shakhe river, inactive except for
skirmishes and artillery exchanges.
Tokio, Nov. 3. Upon the occasion
of his birthday, at luncheon today the
emperor in an address of welcome to
the foreign diplomatic corps and min
isters of state, said: "We regret that
the time has not come to see peace re
stored in the far east in realization of
St. Petersburg. Nov. 3. There was
little attempt today to celebrate, ex
cept in a perfunctory way the loth an
niversary of the accession of Emperor
Nicholas. On account of the war and
anxiety regarding the situation at JJort
Arthur, everything was on a small
ily I Doomed.
Chefoo. Nov. 3. Port Arthur Is
The correspondent of the Associated
Press here has received information,
the reliability of which is beyond ques
tion, that the Japanese now occupy po
sitions which place the east side of the
town at their mercy.
I nn i:nler at III.
The last assault has gained for them
positions which insure their ability to
enter the main east foils whenever
they are ready.
The Japanese occupy in overwhelm
ing numbers positions in the east hills
which will enable them to drive the
Russians back whenever they desire.
When the Japanese occupy the east
port bridge, they will completely dom
inate the other Russian forts with
Japanese arriving from Danly today
report the Japanese have captured Rih
lung mountain and Sung.shu mountain
which lies between the railroad and
Rihlung mountain and East Kcekwan
Conservative Japanese, realizing the
intense desire of the Japanese for good
news on the emperor's birthday, re
ceive the above reports with reserve.
Drliiyetl Word 1'roin l-'rtinl.
Headquarters Third Japanese Army
in Front of Port Arthur. Nov. 2, via
Chefoo, (censored) The Japanese are
now in a position to commence the be
ginning of the end of operations to cap
ture the eastern fortified ridges.
Their siege plan has been completed
by placing 11-inch Howitzers. During
tiie night of Oct. 2'. all reserves ad
vanced through the network of trench
es in front of the eastern fortified
ridges from the south of Kcekwan to
the west of Keek wan Shochopon. Tho
bombardment began at dawn on the
30th. Infantry attacks were planned
to go against Ribbing mountain, and
on three Keek wan forts.
I'ouflalrnt uf 1'nkluK I'lm-r.
There Js tremendous excitement
among the troops who are convinced
of succes-s and mean to capture: the for
tified ridgffs and compel the surre-nder
of Port Arthur in time for the mika
FAIRBANKS WITH STUDENTS
Greeted by University Crowd in Speech
at Green Castle.
Green Castle, Ind.. Nov. 3. Senator
Fairbanks marie his tirst address of the
day at Bloomington wlie-re he was
greeted by a large crowd. Students of
the University of Indiana formed a
large and noisy part of the gathering.
At Gre-e-u Castle there was another
demonstration of btudents from De
Body of Woman Found.
Cincinnati, O., Nov. 3. The body of
Alman Steinway, a telephone ejix-rator,
was found today in a vacant lot. near
the entrance ef the Spring Grove ceme
tery with marks indicating brutal murder.