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VOL. L.IV. NO. 21.
ROCK ISLAXD, ILL., THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 1904.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
POPULAR MAJORITY OF
ROOSEVELT IS 2,000,000
PARKER ISSUES VALEDICTORY TO PARTY:
BRYAN LOOKS TO FUTURE OF DEMOCRACY
JHrHIM I in
Later Reports Add to the
Gains of the Republicans.
MISSOURI ALSO TAKEN
Remarkable Vote in Several
States Elects Democratic
New York. Nov. 10. Roosevelt will
liav it now appears. '.W.i votes in the
electoral college and Parker 13o.
Roosevelt's popular vote is the largest
ever given a candidate for the presi
dency. It is estimated that he receiv
ed over 2.O00.000 plurality. That is
double the plurality .McKinley receiv
ed in llroo, and more than three
times as many as McKinley received
in 1 !;. 1p ISitG McKinley's plurality
was c,iil.S:J4 and in 1900. S49.T90.
IMiirullty Only 124 lo Maryland.
Ualtimore. Nov. 10. Upon the face
of the unofficial returns Roosevelt has
carried Maryland by a plurality of 12G.
The actual result will not be known
until the official count has been made.
The count logins at noon today.
Ueyond the situation in Maryland
and the fact that it is now admitted
Roosevelt carried Missouri, in which
state the legislature is also republi
can, today's election news is devoid
I.onm of llaourl Indicated.
St. Louis, Nov. 10. Unofficial re
turns from S5 out of 114 Missouri
counties give Roosevelt a plurality of
lti,4r, over Parker; Folk Idem.) for
governor, a plurality of 2t;.Si:s over
St. Louis. Nov. 10. Returns receiv
ed by the Post-Dispatch, independent
democrat, from all but 14 counties in
the state Rive Kooscvelt a plurality of
i:'..l;s. ami Folk, democrat, a plurality
Denver. Nov. lo. Republican Chair
man Fairley today conceded the defeat
of Gov. Pea body.
Denver. Nov. 10. The defeat of
(Jov. Pea body (rep.) by Alva Adams
(dem.l is no longer seriously disputed
by the republican leaders. All other
candidates on the democratic ticket
appear to be elected.
The republicans allege fraud in bal
loting in some of the Denver precincts
and threaten to contest the state elec
tion. Adams has a plurality of 10.500. The
democrats will control the legislature
unless Denver members-elect are
thrown out on contests.
Arizona In 1 JrnitMTllI Ir Column.
Phoenix. Ariz.. Nov. 10. The elec
tion of M. A. Smith, democrat, as
delegate to congress from the territory
of Arizona is now conceded. The leg
islature will be democratic.
Mlcker In A sain.
Omaha. Nov. 10. Knough returns
have come in to leave little doubt that
(Jov. Mickey is reelected by from 5.000
to 7.000 plurality.
SAVES GOVERNORS CF
SEVERAL OF STATES
St. Louis. Nov. 10. Missouri has
broken from the column of the "solid
south'" and for the first time since the
civil war has returned a republican
majority to a presidential candidate
Roosowlt has swept away previous
democratic pluralities by a majority
of fiutn lo.ooy to 15.tioo and with him
has carried into office all republican
officials except Joseph W. Folk, demo
cratic nominee for governor.
Remarkable republican gains were
scored throughout the state. In the
city of St. l,ouis it is found that
Roosevelt jHdled 55.o.V, votes against
Parker's ."2.070. and the same ratie
appli s to hundreds of smaller towns
and villages throughout the former
May Win In rbrmka.
Omaha. Nov. o Probably complete
refirns will be required ii determine
who is elected governor of Nebraska
Both sides claim victory. Outside of
tContlnu.-J on Eighth Pag-.)
GOVERNORS OF STATES.
Colorado Adams Dem.
Connecticut Roberts Rep.
Delaware Lea Rep.
Florida Broward Dem.
Idaho Gooding Rep.
Illinois Deneen Rep.
Indiana Hanley Rep.
Kansas Hoch Rep.
Massachusetts Douglas Dem.
Michigan Warner Rep.
Minnesota Johnson Dem.
Missouri Folk Dem.
Montana Lindsay Rep.
Nebraska Mickey Rep.
N. Hampshire McLane Rep.
New Jersey Stokes Rep.
New York Higgins Rep.
N. Carolina Glenn Dem.
N. Dakota Searles Rep.
Rhode Island Utter Rep.
S.Carolina Hey ward Dem.
S. Dakota Elrod Rep.
Tennessee Fraser Dem.
Utah Cutter Rep.
Texas Lanham Dem.
Washington Mead Rep.
W. Virginia Dawson Rep.
Wisconsin La Follette Rep.
Wyoming Brooks Rep.
TWO BAD FIRES
IN NEW YORK CITY
Apartment Buildings Destroyed
and Many Have Difficulty
THREE DEAD IN ONE PLACE
Fifty Families Compelled to Flee for
Safety in Their Night
New York. Nov. lo. Blanche and
Lillian Uhlan, aged 15 and IS. and
their grandfather. Frederick Webber,
a helpless paralytic, were burned to
death, and half a dozen others were
overcome by smoke and were saved
only with the greatest difficulty by
firemen, and more than 30 others after
a thrilling experience on a narrow and
crowded fire escape were taken to the
street in their night clothes, in a fire
believed to be of incendiary origin, in
which practically destroyer a five-
story apartment house on the up
per east side early today.
Anothrr Similar (nir,
More than a score of women and
children today were overcome by
smoke, and 45 families driven from
their apartments in a big tenement
house in the northeastern part of the
city, by a fire which started near the
heating apparatus in the basement.
On every floor unconscious women
and children were found but all re
covered. ONE MURDER LEADS
TO ANOTHER IN EAST
Sheriff Daniels, of a West Virginia
County, is the Second
Charleston. V. Va.. Nov. 10. Sher
iff Daniels, of Fayette county, was
shot and killed today at Montgomery,
by Ed Jackson, brother of Constable
Jackson, who was yesterday killed by
John Elliott. The trouble grew out of
the killing of Jackson.
Slips Into the River From the Fore
River Company's Ways at
Quincy. Mass.. Nov. lo. The battle
ship New Jersey, built for the United
States government by the Fore River
Shipbuilding company, was successful
ly launched at noon today in the pres
ence of a large number of guests. The
battleship was christened by Mrs. Wil
liam U. Kinney, daughter of Gov. Mur
CHILDREN SAVED FROM FIRE
2.500 March From Burning School
Building in New York.
New York. Nov. lo. The lives of
2.500 children were imperiled and all
we thrown into a panic when public
school No. 17. in West Fort y-se vent 1
street, near Ninth avenue, a few doors
from the West Forty-seventh stree
police station, was putted by fire.
The flames were shooting out of the
tcond-story window of the school
house when the police arrived and led
the children out of the building in
safety. They ran out hatless and
Late Nominee Expresses
No Bitterness Over
HOLDS COURSE RIGHT
Says Now is the Tinv j Organ
ize to Meet Trust
Issue in i908.
Rosemount, Esopus, X. Y., Xov. 10.
Judge Parker gave forth his political
valedictory to the democracy of the
nation last night in a statement full
of hopefulness for the party's future
and showing not the slightest trace of
resentment or chagrin.
Further than he has outlined in the
statement, Judge Parker will say noth
ing about his future plans. The state
"To the Democracy of the Nation:
Our thanks are due to the members
of the national committee and to the
executive committee in charge of the
campaign for most unselfish, capable
and brilliant party service. All that
it was possible for men to do, they did,
but our difficulty was ireyond the reach
of party managers. I am most grate
ful to them and wish in this general
way to extend my thanks to the work
ers, as well as the rank and file, all
over the country. I know how hard
they struggled against overwhelming
odds, and I only wish I could take each
one by the hand and thank him.
"Deeply as I regretted leaving the
bench, in the presence of overwhelm
ing defeat. I do not lament it. I thought
it was my duty. In the light of my
present information I am now even
more confident that I did right. I shall
never seek a nomination for public of
fice, but I shall to the best of my abil
ity serve the party that has honored
me. and through the party serve my
I'nrty llnw a (irrat MInhIoii.
"The rjarty has in the near future a
great mission. Before long the people
will realize the tariff fed trusts and il
legal combinations are absorbing the
wealth of the nation. Then they will
wish to throw oft these leeches, but
the republicans will not aid them to
do it. for its leaders appreciate too
well the one use to which the money
of the trusts can be put in political
"When the time comes, and it will
come, the country will come to the
democratic party for relief. And fhe
party should be ready, ready with an
organization of patriotic citizens cover
ing every election district, who are
willing to work for the love of the
cause, an organization supported by as
many town, city, county and state offi
cers as we are able to elect in the
"We entered this canvass with every
northeastern and western state, save
one. in republican control. That gave
to that party a large army of office
holders reaching into every hamlet,
many of whom gladly followed the ex
amples set them by the members of
the president's cabinet in devoting
their time and services to the party.
Trnat Qnmtlon Paramount.
'To accomplish much in this direc
tion, however, we must forget the
difficulties of the past. If any one
suspects his neighbor of treachery,
let him not hint of his suspicion. If
he knows he has deserted us. let him
not tell it. Our forces have been
weakened by divisions. We have
quarreled at times over non-essentials.
If we would help the people, if we
would furnish an organization through
which they may be relieved of a party
that has grown so corrupt that it will
gladly enter into partnership with
trusts to secure money for election
purposes, we must forget the differ
ences of the past and begin this day
to build up wherever it may be needed
a broad and effective organization.
"And we must, by constant teaching
through the press and from the plat
form, apprise the people of the way
the vicious tariff circle works. We
must bring home- to them, at other?
than election seasons, the fact that
the money contributed to the repub
lican party by the trusts is not only
dishonest money, but is given that
the trusts may. without hindrance
take a much larger sum from the peo
ple. Would Stop Contribution.
"In the presence of a defeat that
would take away all personal ambi
tion, were it true that otherwise it
possessed me. I do not hesitate to say
that in my opinion the greatest moral
nuesrion which now confronts us is.
"Shall the trusts and corporations be
prevented from contributing money to
SAYS BRYAN IS THE
CANDIDATE FOR 1908
State Chairman Boeschenstein De
clares Further the Western Man
Would be Elected.
Chicago. Nov. 10. The lesson for
the democrats in Tuesday's landslide,
as seen by Chairman Boeschenstein
of the democratic state committee, is
that Bryan is the party's logical nomi
nee for president in 19oS.
"The democrats of the south and
west," said Mr. Boeschenstein. "yield
ed to the desire of the east and joined
in the nomination of an eastern man
for president. The eastern people
have failed to make good and the prob
ability is that the south and west will
nominate one of their own men next
"The logical candidate is Bryan.
With him the democrats would carry
the solid south, a number of the west
ern states, some of the central states.
such as Indiana and Illinois, and he
would be elected."
IN OFFICE VAULT
County Official at Prescott, Ariz ,
Claims to Have Been
IMPRISONED SIXTEEN HOURS
Daughter Found and Released Him
Thieves Made Away With
Prescott. Ariz.. Nov. 10. James B.
Storm, county treasurer of this coun-
tv. has been found locked in the steel
vault of his office, bound and gagged.
with $15,o(io missing from the cash
funds of the treasury.
Mr. Storm had been in the vault 10
hours when found today by his daugh
ter. He says that about 5 o'clock
yesterday afternoon while seated in
his office, two bandits entered the
dtor with handkerchiefs tied over
their faces, and, presenting a revol
ver to his head, ordered him to throw
up his hands.
Hound With IlnlinK Wirt.
Storm complied and the two moi
closed the door of the office, produced
a string of baling wire, with which
they securely bound his feet and
hands. They forced a handkerehiel
into his mouth and pushed him inside
After gathering up $15,000 and leis
urely ransacking the office for more
money, the men closed the door of the
vault, locked it. and departed. Storm
was unable to give any accurate de
scription of the men.
OF ARMY BY FORCE
Mob Overpowers Police in the Latest
Rioting in Russian
Vitebsk. Russia. Nov. 10. During
the reserve men riot here todifc- the
men at one time got the better of the
police and Cossacks and until rein
forcements arrived, held high carnival
in the city, pillaging shops and rob
bing pedestrians in the streets. Order
was finally restored without sacrifice
control or to aid in controlling elec
tions?' ' Such services as I can render ir
that or any other direction will be
gladly rendered, and i beg the cooper
ation as a fellow-worker of every dem
ocrat in the country.
"ALTON B. PARKER."
To F.otrr a New I.mv Klriu.
Judge Parker is today a compara
tively poor man. and it is likely he
will soon go to New York and aban
don his Esopus home. In New York
he will enter a big law firm which,
it is said, had been planned for him
in case of his defeat.
The. new firm will be headed by
Parker, but will be managed and en
gineered by Senator Hill and Mr.
Sheehan. In this new firm. Judge
Parker is expected to receive a salary
of at least $25,000 a vear. He cannot
afford to receive a les3 sum. His
present real estate holdings are mort
gaged to their full value, and so far
as his intimate friends know he has
no money in the bank.
Nebraskan Declares Con
servatism Was Fa
POLICY IN FOUR YEARS
Radical Appeal to the Public
Conscience a Path to
Lincoln, Neb., Nov. 10. William J.
Bryan last night gave out a statement
concerning the election which is in
tended to serve as his comment on
the result and as an answer to the re
ports connecting him with the move
ment looking to the formation of a
Not a I'erMonnl One.
Bryan says Parker's defeat should
not be considered a personal one. "He
was the victim of unfavorable condi
tions and of mistaken party policy.
"So-called conservative democrats
charged the defeats of lSfiG-HrOO to the
party's position on the money question
and insisted that victory could be won
by dropping the coinage question en
tircly. The convention accepted thi.
theory and the platform made no ref
erence to the money question, but Par
ker felt that it was his duty to an
nounce his personal adhe-ences to the
gold standard. His gold telegram, as
it was called, while embarrassing to
democrats of the west and south, was
applauded by t ho eastern press. He
had the cordial endorsement of Cleve
land, who certified that the party had
returned to 'safety and sanity;' he had
the support of the democratic papers
which bolted in 1S9 and he also ha
the aid of nearly all of those who
were prominent in the campaigns of
1S96-1900. and yet his defeat is appar
ently greater than the party suffered
in either of those years."
I'nrty- aa Too t'onxerviitive.
Bryan calls attention to the reor
ganizes being in complete control and
that they had the support of those win
left the party on two previous cam
paigns as well as those who remained
with it them.
"Silver." he says, "cannot be blamed
for the defeat, nor can it be charged
to condemnation of the trusts for the
trusts were not assailed as vigorously
as four years ago. It is evident the
campaign did not turn upon the ques
tion of imperialism.
"The result was due to the
fact that the democratic party at
tempted to be conservative in the pres
ence of conditions which demand rad
ical remedies. It sounded a partial
retreat when it should have ordered a
charge all along the line." He charges
that the republicans had the support
of plutocracy and said "the democrat
ic party has nothing to gain l y cater
ing to organized and predatory wealth.
It must not only do without such sup
port but it can strengthen itself by
inviting the open and emphatic op
position of those elements."
"The democratic party." he contin
ued, "if it hopes to win success, must
take the side of the plain common peo
ple. Mut B- More I'rostrcnnl ve.
"The election." says Bryan "has
opened the eyes of hundreds of thous
ands of honest well-meanine- ibmn.
crats who a few months ago favored
the reorganization of the party. These
men now see that they must either
go into the republican party or join
with the democrats of the west and
south in making the democratic party
a positive, aggressive and progressive
reform organization. There is no mid
He urges that the democratic army
be put once more upon a fighting has
is. and promises to assist in the or
ganizing for the campaign of l9os
"The party." he says, "must confirm
to protest against a large army and
navy, favor Philippine independence.
oppose high tariff, renew the demand
for an income tax. maintain a posi
tion in favor of bimetalism.
MuMt Oppoar All Truala.
The trust question. Bryan says
presents the most acute phase of the
contest between democracy and plu
tocracy, so far as economic issues are
concerned. After taking up allega
tion that trusts contributed to the re
publican campaign and intimating that
they did. Bryan declares it will be to
the advantage of the democratic party
if it will begin the nex' campaign wit!
'he announcement that no trust con
tributions will be accepted and then
prove its sincerity by giving the pub
lie access to its contribution list.
"Ieath to every private monopoly"
OF ELEVEN ELECTIONS
190-1 Roosevelt 2.000,000
1900 McKinley 849.790
1396 McKinley 601,331
1892 Cleveland 380,810
18S3 Harrison 9S.017
1884 Cleveland C2.633
1830 Garfield 7,013
1876 Tilden 250,935
1872 Grant 762,931
1868 Grant 305.456
1864 Lincoln 407.342
VEHICLE AND BODY BURN
Nephew of Gen. Grosvenor Victim of
Athens, Ohio. Nov. lo. -Frank Gros-
venor. nephew of Gen. Charles H.
Grosvenor, was instantly killed in a
runaway accident 15 miles from this
city today. A lantern which lie car
ried in a buggy exploded, set fire to
the wreck, almost cremating the body
PLAN TO SPEND
Costly Naval Construction is Rec
ommended by Naval
WANTS 22 NEW WAR VESSELS
Be Made Larger and More Sea
worthy Than Any Now
Washington, D. C, Nov. 10. Three
battleships, five scout cruisers, six tor
pedo boat destroyers, six torpedo boats
and two squadron colliers at an aggre
gate maximum cost of $ H.MoO.OijO. is
the building program which the gen
eral board of the navy has recommend
ed to the secretary of the navy to urge
congress to authorize at its next ses
sion. The general board's recommend
ations are signed by Admiral Dewey,
the president of the board.
The board suggests that the new
battleships shall be of the general
type of the Connecticut, class. This
would give the navy nine first class
battleships of lC.ooo tons displacement
each. Great speed is urged as the
feature of the live scout cruisers rec
ommended. Will l l.nrKor.
The board thinks the six torpedo
boat destroyers and six torpedo boats
recommended should have greater size
and seaworthiness than previously
built vessels of this class.
It is believed that, the recommenda
tions of the general lioard in the main
will receive the indorsement of the
board of construction and finally that
of the secretary himself.
STRENGTH OF ARMY
' IS OVER 70,000 MEN
Report of Military Secretary, Shew:
27,370 Recruits Enlisted
Washington. Nov. 10. The annual
report of (Jen. Ainsworth. military sec
retary of the army gives the total
strength of the army at the close of
the last fiscal year at 3.ST1 officers and
f;s,fl5 enlisted men.
The lo.-s of officers from all causes
was 155. The number of enlisted men
lost by death was 15!. Of 27."no re
cruits enlisted during the year :,W
were foreign born.
Wife of Will Carleton Dies.
New York. Nov. 10. The wife of
Will Carleton, the poet and author,
Wife of Crispi Dead.
Rome, Nov. 10. Ror.alie Monfmas-
son is dead, istie was irio repuiiaiei
wife of the late Premier Crisp!.
must be the slogan of the party in
this question, any otiier jxsifion is
surrender." says liryan.
Would Klrcl I'ovtmnatrr.
Bryan urgts the party to continue
the defense of the interests of wag-:
earners and protect them from th
encroachments of capital. Among the
reforms he urges are: government
ownership of public utilities and the
election of postmasters by the com
munity. Concluding he says:
"With malice toward none and char
ity for all let us begin the campaign
of 19'i. Let us appeal to the moral
sentiment of the country and arraign
the policies of the republican party
before the bar of public conscience.'
Russia Has Refused to
Enter Into Any Peace
POWERS MAY NOW TRY
Japanese so Enraged That
Massacre is Feared at
London. Nov. 10. Japan unofficially
has made representations to Russia
looking to peace. This action has re
sulted in a failure and such represen
tations, even privately, are not likely
to be repeated by Japan.
Weight of An Offer.
Although the suggestion of a pacific
settlement was made unofficially it
actually had behind it all the weight
of an offer by the Japanese govern
ment. It was .made direct o Russia.
No power actt-d as intermediary.
The proposition was put forward
tentatively and unofficially so that the
Japanese government would be in a
position to deny any report that it wa
suing fur peace. The failure of those
direct negotiations, however, resulted
in bringing intervention within a
l.iiiiNilutvnt PoiufM Wnr.
Foreign Secretary Lansdowne's plea
for arbitration yesterday evening ar
the Guild hall banquet is taken hero
to bo a pointed suggestion to the Unit
ed States and France that the time :s
approaching when the powers must
take some action.
It can be definitely stales that Lans
downe made his speech with full
knowledge that the Japanese will not
resent a proposition looking to peace
from the three powers, the United
States, France and Great Rrit.ain.
Look, to IloMevrlt.
There is a definite impression here
the initiative will come from Presi
dent Roosevelt, though action would
be joint. If. is supposed Lansdowne
only spoke so openly yesterday even
ing because he had good reason to be
lieve Roosevelt if elected contemplated
making an effort to bring the belliger
ents to discuss terms of peace.
Lansdowne's remarks are held by
those in his confidence to mean whiK
ever the United States may do In th
matter Great P.rilaiu will cooperate,
even, in the event of France not par
ticipating. It Is known Ambassador
Cambon hopes for joint action of the
ST0ESSEL REPORTED TO
HAVE ASKED ARMISTICE;
A MASSACRE IS FEARED
Tokio, Nov. lo. It is reported Gen.
Stoessel, commanding Port Arthur,
lias asked the Japanese for an armis
tice, the purpse of which is not stated.
Confirmation of the reports are unob
tainable. MmwHrrr In IVnretl.
Tokio. Nov 10. It is hoped hero
Stoessel will capitulate before the city
proper is talon. The Japanese sol
oiers are angry and inflamed on nc-
count of the alleged abuse of their
wounded by the Russians. They be
lieve they will be murdered if cap
tured. Under these conditions it will
possibly be difficult to avoid a massa
cre when the troops meet in final com
bat. MoimtninM otl to Tnkr.
Chefoo, Nov. 10. Itz mountain, ac
cording to Chinese who arrived here
today from Port Arthur, is proving a
costly obstacle to the Japane.se. On
the morning of the 5th and ;t!r fierce,
assaults on the position were made by
the. Japanese" who were repulsed.
During the second assault a shell
dropped on Itz mountain and demol
ished a land mine and controlling
station, and exploded the other mines.
The Russians were holding the trench
es on the lioundary of the mined nee
lion and six or seven hundred were
killed. The Japanese were unhurt.
Itz mountain owe the best part of
its strength to the peculiar topography
of the surrounding country which pre
ents a direct artiliery fire and doe
not enable the Japanese to advance
the trenches with the success evi
Approu-h Hrhlnd Hill.
The Japanese advanced on it in
both instances from behind distant
hills, with the fullest force the ground
would aliow, but in the long distancea
which they were compelled to traverse
in the face of the machine guns their
ranks meped. Roth times the Japan
ese broke the wire entanglements in
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