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VOL. LIV. NO. 23.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL., TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 1904.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Japs and Russians Avoid
Shells at Shah
ke. SMALL GUNS USELESS
Orientals Building Defenses to
Make Their Position
Mukden. Not. 15. Ad unbroken
cannonade of siege gun, throwing 50
or Co nhells hourly against the Japan
ese portions In the regions of the
Shahke station, was J pun this morn
ins and ended at nightfall when more
than half a thousand bis contact shells
had been thrown Into the Japanese
army's strongest position In the plain
for the purpoiw of demoralizing the
work of fortification concentrated at
that point for the past four weeks.
IHsals- lata (iraaatl.
Today's bombardment was the most
serious attempt made by the Russians
with large siege guns, and It was made
on account of the apparent determina
tion of the Japanese to make Shahke
station an Impregnable defense of the
railway behind. jlloth sides hare so
dug themselves into the ground, night
and day. that artillery fire Is practic
ally ineffective and ammunition is
nearly wholly waited.
Both sides, recognizing this, are re
sorting to a competition of big guns
and the regular field artillery is only
THIS AIRSHIP IS A FAILURE
Francois Machine Refuses to Be Steer,
ed in Formal Test.
St. Iuis. Mo.. Nor. 13. The Fran
cols airship in a test yesterday failed
to demonstrate its dirigibility. owing,
as its Inventor said, to the absence of
a rudder. One of the propellers was
broken dumg the experiment. The
ascension lasted 15 uinutes. during
which time th efforts of the aeronaut
to steer the machine by fans, or pro
pellers. wer watched by President
Franc!, of the exposition. Miss Helen
Gould, and many members of the
board of lady managers. I'rof. Iangley,
of Washington. Count de la Vaulx, and
thousands of other spectators.
At no time was the airship released,
but was held at the end of a rope l'o
feet above the ground. The announce
ment was made that the ascension was
made to test the dirigibility of the ma
chine with fans and try the balance of
THREE WATCHMEN MISSING
Result of the Fire That Threatened
Heavy Loss at Jersey City.
New York. Nor. 15. A considerable
quantity of dressed meats in cold stor
age was Incinerated, much valuable
property destroyed, and many blocks
along the water front threatened by
a lire which raged for several hours In
the fnltod Stock yards in Jersey City
early today. It Is reported three
watchman are unaccounted for. The
1amage was $l'o.oo.
CASHIER BUTLER IS SENTENCED
Joliet Court Denied Him a New Trial
And Sends Him to Prison.
Jollet. III.. Nov. 15. Andrew II. Hut
ler. cashier of the defunct Kxchange
bank of Lockport. was denied a new
trial yesterday and sentenced to an
indefinite term in the penitentiary by
Judge DibelL Butler nearly broke
down when he was led to Jail.
World's Fair Train Robbed by
Two Masked Ban
ditr. St. Ioutji. Nov. 15. It has Just be
come knomn that two masked men
held up and robbed a train on the Mis
souri railroad at the world's fair Sat
urday night, securing money and val
uables amounting to $10. and thee
escaped. The train, containing the en
glneer and three passengers making
Us last trip was crossing a desert ec
plot of ground when suddenly two
masked men. with drawn revolver!
appeared and called the engineer to
halt. .The train Immediately came to
standstill, while one robber covered
those aboard, the other relieved them
of their valuables. One woman pas
senger gave up considerable money.
There is no clue.
I'JflR MUST CONTINUE TO
THE END OF RESOURCES
Jackson. Miss.. Nov. 15. Gov. Var
daman, in his Thanksgiving proclama
Hon yesterday, said that grave prob
lems confront the people of Missis
Elppl. together with most of the other
southern states, and that as the or
ganic law of the nation may be en
forced by an unfriendly hand, it will
call for wisdom, courage aisJ patriot
lam of the highest order to meet the
difficulties and solve them.
Twelve Workings in Telluride
District Give Notice of Bet
UNION HOURS AND WAGES
Organized Labor Not Recognized But
Anticipates There Will be
Denver. Colo.. Nov. 15. Notices
were posted at the mills of the five
big mines of the Telluride district last
night that in the future the eight hour
day would prevail in the mills. It
was a demand for this concession in
the mills of the state that precipitated
the strike and caused the bitter strife
between the unionists and mine own
ers. The minimum wage promised1
under the new arrangement is 3 a
Offered tm Arrrpt tmm.
At one time the Western Federation
of Miners offered to accept $2.75 for
an eight hour day. It is the general
opinion that under the new order no
discrimination will be made against the
employment of union men.
OF UPPER RIVER
Association With Five States Rep
resented Convenes at Du
buque. Dubuque. Iowa. Nov. 15. Delegates
from five states are in Dubuque today
attending the annual convention of the
Upper Mississippi River Impiovement
association. During the proceedings
President Wilkinson, of Burlington,
made a strong plea for aid from con
gress. Govs. Cummins and Van San:
were among the speakers both pledg
ing support to the movement.
The convention will adopt resolu
tions asking congress to appropriate a
sum sufficient to Improve the river
from St. Louis to St. Paul so as to al
low the passage of all boats during
the navigation season.
COMMITTEE GOES TO COLON
Delegation Named by Congress to In
spect Canal Strip Sails.
New York. Nov. 15. The congres
sional committee, with Congressman
W. II. Hepburn, chairman, which wa
appointed to Inspect the location of
the Panama canal, sailed yesterday on
the United States transort Sumner
Wantr(Vomen Given Work.
WashingVn. D. C. Nov. 15. Presi
dent Roosevelt has sent a note to the
war department calling attention to
the fart that he had directed that the
work of making trousers at the Schuy
kill arsenal be given to women. The
note was the result of a complaint
made by M. F. Doyle, representing the
sewing women, who told the president
that much of the work had been tak
en from them.
Famous Churchman Dead.
Rome. Nov. 15. Cardinal Mecinnl.
who was administrator of apostolic
palace under Pope Leo XIII.. died at
the Vatican of paralysis, while consis
tory was in progress yesterday.
Stay for Weinsheimer.
New York. Nov. 15. Philip Weins
heimer the former labor leader who
yesterday was sentenced to the state
prison, today secured a temporary
E. H. Dehlheimer is Indicted.
Aberdeen. S. D.. Nor. 15. Edward
H. Dehlheimer was Indicted by the
federal grand jury on the charge of
mailing obscene letters to President
Roosevelt and James J. HIIL
Count Cassini Says Rus
sia Will Brook No
PRESTIGE IS AT STAKE
Talk of Mediation a Play to
Make Japanese War Loans
Washington. D. C. Nov. 15. ''Russia
will pursue the war in the far cast to
the bitter end. that is. until Russia
These are the opening words of an
emphatic statement made at the Rus
sian embassy by Count Cassini, the
Several times recently the ambassa
dor. In the name of his government,
has categorically denied the possibil
ity of any intervention in the war.
but the recurrence of rumors that
the powers contemplated mediation
has caused the ambassador to reiter
ate on behalf of his government its po
sition regarding intervention or media
tion of any kind. The statement con
rr a III for l.ona.
"I deem it my duty to reiterate what
I have so often said, that Russia will
not suspend in any case her military
operations in the far east. All rumors
and reports regarding the possible suc
cess of the direct overtures for peace
which Japan is said to have made to
Russia, and regarding the mediation of
the powers, in my opinion, are started
for the purpose of convincing the pub
lic that the end of the war is close at
hand. In this way it is hoped that the
public may be led to believe that Japa
nese loans offer attractive investments.
Will ot Tolerate Interference.
"Russia can no more admit of In
terference than Great Britain could in
the Transvaal, or than could the Unit
ed States In her war with Spain.
Where the prestige of a country is at
stake, all other considerations are and
must be put aside."
50 YEARS MORE THAN LIFE
Slayers of East St. Louis Strike Break-
ers Plead Guilty.
Belleville, 111.. Nov. 15. Pleas of
guilty of murder in the first degree
were entered in the circuit court yes
terday by Hugh McCandless and Ixjuis
McKane. each 30 years old, of East
St. Iuis. and both were sentenced
to the penitentiary for life. In addi
to his life sentence. McKane gets an
other sentence of 50 years. McKane
shot and killed two alleged strike
breakers last September. McCandless
was convicted as an accessory.
MESSAGE FROM THE MIKADO
Prince Fushimi Calls on President
With Greetings From Emperor.
Washington, Nov. 15. Prince Sada
mura Fushimi, a near relative of the
emperor of Japan who has arrived in
Washington, as a guest of the nation,
today caller at the White House and
conveyed to the president the good
wishes and friendship of the mikado
and the latter's hope for the presi
dent's continued good health and hap
piness. The prince's address was
brief and bespoke chser and stronger
relations between the two counrVes.
The president In response gave assur
ance that the American people wished
the Japanese people prosperity.
PLANS INVESTMENT OF
A BIG SUM IN CANADA
French Company is About to Spend
$100,000,000 for Development
Winnipeg. Man.. Nov. 15. Eugene
P. Polssoo. inspecting engineer of the
firm of Fiver Lille et Cle of Paris.
France, who arrived here last night,
explained that the object of his visit
bad been to look over the Canadian
northwest, as his company intends to
spend 400.000,000 francs on its develop
ment is the country turned out to be
all that it is claimed to be. It is the
Intention of the company to build rail
ways, canals, bridges and tramways.
ABLE TO AGREE
Chicago. Nov. 15. A disagreement
was reported today by the Jury In the
case of Victor R. O'Shea. the youn
attorney on trial charged with wife
JAP LOAII SliATCHEIj
UP QUICKLY IN
London, Nov. 15. Subscriptions to
the Japanese loan closed at noon to
day. It Is stated bids for $30,000,000
offered in London aggregate $300,000,
WARE IS TO QUIT
Head of Pension Department Will Re
tire From His Office on First
Day of January.
Washington, D. C. Nov. 15. Eugene
F. Ware, of Kansas, commissioner of
pensions, has handed his resignation
to the president, to take effect Jan. 1,
1905. This time it is a true bill and
Mr. Ware will not deny it. although he
has fcad occasion to deny similar re
ports so many times that it has become
a Joke in the pension office. Announce
ment that Mr. Ware has at last really
resigned was made officially from the
White House yesterday afternoon.
Only last Saturday Mr. Ware denied
that he had offered his resignation.
He resigned the next day. for his let-
er to the president is dated Nov. 13.
and although that was on Sunday, it
was said that undoubtedly the resigna
tion would not be regarded as illegal
on that account.
It has been known for some time
that Commissioner Ware would resign
before long, and the only question was
as to the date of his withdrawal.
DAMAGE IN EAST
Main Lines of Communication Rees
tablished But New England is
Still B.-fily Hampered.
New York, Nov. lS. While consid
erable progress has been made in re
pairing the damage wrought by Sun
day night's storm conditions today had
by no means bc.conie normal. Good
connections had been established be-
ween New York. Philadelphia and
Boston, but beyond those points the
mergency circuits were still in use.
Wall street was in much better con
dition than yesterday.
Direct communication between the
cotton exchanges of New York and
New Orleans had been established by
the Western Union, and there were
two wires between New York and Chi
cago, but the latter were working
slowly and were hours behind in hand
ling the regular routine business.
In eastern Maine where more than
1,200 telegraph and telephone poles
were blown down during the storm, the
wires were still out of service.
ROCK ISLAND ROAD
Sells Bonds to Speyer & Co.,
Member of Firm Becomes
New York. Nov. 15. The following
statement was given out today:
"The Chicago. Rock Island & Pa
cific railway company has sold to Spey
er & Co., $25,000,000 of its first and
refunding mortgage four per cent gold
bonds due April 1, 1934, which will pro
vide for the requirements of the com
pany until the summer of 1000. The
Rock Island management has request
ed James Speyer to become a director
in the Rock Island company and a
member of the finance committee and
Speyer has consented.
Visiting King Edward.
Portsmouth, Nov. 15. The king and
queen of Portugal reached Portsmouth
this morning from Cherbourg and sub
sequently proceeded to Windsor to re
turn a visit which King Edward paid
to them at Lisbon last year.
Cash Paid for Canal Right
Way Causes Trouble
Washington. Nov. 15. Advices have
reached here concerning reports from
Panama of a conspiracy there direct
ed against President Amador and it is
understood conceived by persons who
want control of the remainder of the
$10,000 fund paid by the United States
to Panama in consideration for the
right of way across the isthmus. It is
further learned the movement was a
failure, Amador having been warned
in advance but It is feared the same
element will repeat the effort.
WOULD MEET RUSSIA IN
NORTH INDIA WITH FORCE
Lord Selborne, Chief of
SLAVS AT THE DOOR
Holds England as a Business
Nation Must Protect
London, Nov. 15. Lord Selborne,
first lord of the admiralty, speaking at
Bristol last night and referring to Rus
sia's having granted Great Britain's
Just demands, Eaid the crisis Just ex
perienced was an occasion for the
country to take stock of its defensive
organization. In dealing with this
question, he said, it was impossible to
ignore the rapid march of the Rus
sian empire toward tr a Indian fron
Dentins; With I.IabUHIe.
"It is useless." Lord Selborne added,
"for a business nation dealing with
Its liabilities to mince matters. In
stead of a vast tract of impassable
country separating the two empires
Russia has two railways terminating
at the Afghanistan frontier, only a
matter of-400 miles from the Indian
I'olntn to ItUMlan Heaulta.
"I hope there never will be war be
tween the two countries, but Britoas
are bound to consider what the Rus
sian military organization has succeed
ed in achieving in Manchuria, at the
end of 0,000 miles of a single track
railway line, and to govern British mil
itary preparations in India according
ly." MISS ISAD0RE RUSH DROWNED
Actress Carries Away by Wave While
Bathing at San Diego.
San Diego, Cal.. Nov. 15. Miss Isa
dore Rush, leading lady in "Glittering
Gloria." and widow of Roland Reed,
was caught by an immense wave yes
terday while in bathing with other
members of the company and carried
into deep water. She was rescued and
brought unconscious to the shore.
Then her friends and a number of
doctors worked frantically over her
for two hours In the effort to restore
consciousness, but at the end of that
time Miss Rush died.
HAD FAITH BUT TOOK
SMALLPOX JUST THE SAME
La Grange Woman, Who Declared Her
Immunity Quarantined at
Chicago With Disease.
Chicago. Nov. 15. Mrs. W. C. Wat
erbury, a faith healer, and, according
to her sister-in-law, a member of the
First Church of Christ, Scientist, of
La Grange, held the belief until last
Tuesday, that she was immune fror
the infection of smallpox.
Whether she holds her faith unim
paired today is a question. She is be
ing treated for smallpox by physicians
in the Chicago Isolation hospital along
with her 9-year-old son, Elba. The
sister-in-law says that Mrs. Water
bury's belief, so far as it applies to
smallpox, has been strained but not
Mrs. Waterbury. it appears, has had
strong opinions on the subject of heal
ing by faith for some time. She held
that not only simple disorders of the
system might be dissipated by the
power of mind, but that contagious
diseases could gain no hold on a per
son who had the faitb to withstand
them. She went so far as o disregard
such precautions as the vaccination of
herself and her children.
Case Was Dismissed.
St. Louis. Mo.. Nov. 15. United
States Commissioner Gray has dis
missed the case against Rev. Father
Aylward, assistant pastor of St. Pat
rick's church, arrested by federal au
thorities on the charge of having reg
istered at the recent election on false
Call for Banks' Condition.
Washington, Nov. 15. The comp
troller of the currency has issued a
call for the condition of banks at the
close of business Nov. 10.
Washington, Nov. 15. Albert Rol-
yea. chief of the redemption division
of the treasury department today com
mitted suicide by shooting himself in
TO TAKE MURDERERS
Constantinople, Nov. 15. The Amer
ican consul at Kharput. Dr. Thomas II.
Norton, has been instructed to pro
ceed to the Turco-Persian frontier to
watch the operations of the Turkisu
and Persian authorities who have un
dertaken to arrest the Kurdish murder
ers of the American missionary. Rev.
B. W. Larabee, who was killed in
NO EVIDENCE OF
England's Preliminary Hearing of
North Sea Testimony Be
gun at Hull.
DEVELOPS NOTHING NEW
Inquiry Will Be Merely Amplification
of Inquest Over the Dead
Hull. England. Nov. 15. The in
quiry which Great Britain conducts
on her own behalf int. the North sea
incident opened today.
The Associated Press learned at the
outset that the board of trade solici
tors who have been preparing the case
have found no evidence to suggest the
presence of torpedo boats among the
Merely An Amplification.
The inquiry will therefore merely
be an amplification of the evidence at
the inquest proceedings here being
confined to narrative of the shooting.
OF ARSON CASES
Arrest at San Jose, Cal., Sequel of
Crimes Committed Years
Ago in Ohio.
Toledo, Nov. 15. In the arrest In
San Jose, Cal., yesterday of George
Letcher, a retired capitalist, formerly
of Montpeiier, Ohio, on a Toledo war
rant charging arson, the culmination
is reached in a series of sensational
arson cases. It is said the affair will
reflect on the memory of a former
prominent merchant of this city, cow
It is charged that Letcher set fire
to the stores of C. Wji.n in .Montpei
ier, in 1877 and that Wynn collected
the insurance. The loss was $50,000.
After the fire Letcher left, and 12 years
ago turned up in. San Jose, where he
soon won general confidence and
Letcher's alleged connection with
the arson cases was dev ?loped whpn
the state fire marshals began the in
vestigation of several Incendiary fires.
to which Jack Page finally confessed.
implicating prominent men of Mont
peiier. It Is said that Wynn, who had
moved to this city and engaged in busi
ness, became alarmed and conferred to
former Fire Marshal Hollenbeck. anil
then, fearing exposure, committed sui
SMALLPOX AT ANN ARBOR
Disease Breaks Out Among Students-
Pest House Wrecked.
Ann Arbor. Mich., Nov. 15. Seven
cases of smallpox have been discover
ed among the students of the Univer
sity of Michigan, six of them engineers
and one a law student. The announce
ment was made yesterday by the sec
retary's office, and last night the city
pesthouse was partially wrecked. The
building had Just been preepared to
receive the patients.
The police are making an investiga
tion to discover whether the students
destroyed the pesthouse to save their
chums from the horrors of such u
place or whether citizens living near
want the house moved.
Only 36 Per Cent in Dividends.
New York. Nov. 15. The Standard
Oil company at New Jersey today de
ceased a dividend of 17 a share paya
ble Dec. 13, making a total dividend
for the year of 30 per cent compared
with 44 in 1903.
War Minister Andre Resigns.
Paris. Nov. 15. Official announce
ment is made of the resignation of
Gen. Andre, war minister, and the nom
ination of deputy Henry Maurice Bert
eaux, to succeed him.
Urges President Smith,
of National Railway
H ANNUAL ADDRESS
Federal Ownership Opposed as
Menace to a Free Gov
ernment. Birmingham, Ala.. Nov. 15. The
16th annual convention of the National
Association of Railroad Commissioners
began today with a large attendance,
including state railroad commissioners
and deputy commissioners from almost
every state in the union. President
John V. Smith, of Montgomery, Ala.,
delivered the annual address.
OppoNen Government Ovrnerlilp.
President Smith took stroug grounds
against government ownership of rail
roads saying that a political party with
the patronage afforded by raiironda
and the appointment of over a million
employes could not only perpertuate
itself in power but in a few years
could build a monarchy, and our now
boasted free institutions would become
the laughing stock of nations.
Governmental supervision reason
ably and justly administered and not
government ownership, he said, was
to his mind the solution of the prob
lem of railroad combinations.
Let Them Combine.
"Let railroads combine," the speak
er continued, "and combine until ev
ery mile is under one vast system, aud
I have suflicient confidence in our gov
ernment to believe that under proper
supervision these combinations could
be made a blessing instead of a curse
to our nation.
"It might also be said with somo
degree of truth that if our state and
national leaders in politics would
cease their wild and unmeaning rout
ings against railroads, combines,
trusts and their appeal to the passions
and prejudices of the great masses of
the people, arousing bitter feelings In
the minds of unthinking public for
the upbuilding of their own or their
party's political fortunes nnd turn their
attention to a serious and conscien
tious study of this question along
broad and statesmanlike lines, a rem
edy would be soon found that would
conserve the interest of the public and
the railroads as well."
I'raent f ouNervaflani In Control.
Speaking of what he termed the
clamor for a reduction of the cost of
transportation the speaker said he felt
that a note of warning should b
sounded and a spirt of conservatism
prevail in the future exercise of gov
ernmental control of railroad corpora
tions. IRRIGATION CONGRESS OPEN
Called to Order by Senator Clark at
El Paso, Texas.
El Paso, Tex.. Nov. 15. The 12th
national irrigation congress was call
ed to order today by Senator Clark of
Montana, Its president. The attend
ance was up to expectation. These Is
much work to be considered. The
first session was devoted to the ad
dress of welcome and responses.
!CE CREAM POISONS NEGROES
Twelve Die in Suburb of Decatur Af
ter a Church Festival.
Decatur. Ala.. Nov. 15. Twelve ne
groes are dead at Dead Lake, a suburb
of Decatur, from eating poisoned Ico
cream at a church rally.
Rio Janeiro Dispatches State
Quiet is Restored in
Rio Janeiro, Nov. 15. The revolu
tionary movement has been crushed
and order completely restored. Some
of the leaders of the movement have
fled, and others are arrested. Many
persons have been killed or wounded.
POWDER MILL IS BLOWN UP
Joplin, Mo, Explosion Said to Havs
Joplin, Mo., Nov. 15. The Joplin
Independent Powder company's plant,
10 miles east of here was blown up
today. Three men are reported killed.