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.PaKly cloudy, tonight "and Saturday;
probably snow, bolder tonight. Temper
ature, 7 a. 31 ; 3:30 p. 33.
J. M. 8HERIER, Observer.
All -the Jfebtfs
All the XSime.
Thatr The Argxis,
VOL. LIV. XO. 45.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9, 1904.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
M'JIGK IN TOf.lOS PRISON
IS GUARDED TO PREVENT SUICI
Eats Meat With a Spoon,
Knife and Fork Be
FRIENDS STILL ABSENT
Ready to Waive Preliminary
Hearing and Go to
New York, Dec 8- Mrs. Chad wick's
counsel had not succeeded in getting
bail for her up to 3 o'clock this after
noon. She declared at that time she
would go to Cleveland tonight despite
the urging of her counsel, if at 4 they
had not found bail for her.
New York. Dec. 9. Mrs. Casttie L.
Chad wick today said she desired to
waive examination, preferring to go
direct to Cleveland to meet the
charges against her.
Mrs. Chad wick's imprisonment in
the Tombs has not tended toward ber
recovery from ber nervous attacks
of yesterday. This morning she was
In a highly nervous state, having pass
ed a night of watchfulness. She was
very nervous during the night and
was wide awake until nearly 4 a! m.,
when she slept a little.
la Xear PatterMa.
In the san tier of cells as that
In which Mrs. Chad wick's cell is lo
cated Nan Patterson, accused of kill
ing Caesar Young, is kept prisoner. v
Hera4 m Kalfe.
Warden Klynn is so nervous over
the welfare of Mrs. Chadwlck and the
possibilities of her doing herself bod
ily harm, that today he enforced a rule
applied only In exceptional cases of
not allowing her either knife or fork
with which to eat. Consequently the
larab chop whlcn "she ordertdTurtr-Mr
be cut for her and she ate K with a
Mrs. Chad wick has been allowed the
nee of the corridor in front of her
cell between 7 a. m. and 4 p. m.. and
may be permitted to see her nurse
X tlflea Attrar
New York. Dec. 9. Marshal Henkel
announced that Mrs. Chad wick has no
tified her counsel that unless a bill is
furnished before 3 this afternoon she
will go before Commissioner Shields,
waive examination, and return immedi
ately to Cleveland.
Mrs. Yarlfc laaUto.
San Francisco. Dec, 9. Mrs. Alice
M. York reiterates her statement that
she is a sister of Mrs. Chadwlck. de
spite the tatter's repudiation of the relationship.-
Kryal4a still la tae Dark.
Cleveland. Dec. 9. Ira Reynolds,
secretary and treasurer of the Wade
Park banking company, returned from
New York today.
To the Associated Press Reynolds
said: "I. have absolutely nothing to
ay. I do not know anything more
about the Chadwlck affair now than
before 1 went to New York.
peat lat al Taaafea.
New York. Dec. 9. Vnable to find a
bond man who would become a surety
for $I5.hi. Mrs. Casie L. Chadwic-k.
negotiator of millions In loans and the
reputed possessor of powerful friends
who would see her clear of financial
embarrassments, was locked in the
Tombs prison last night to await her
preliminary hearing on the charge of
aiding and abetting a petty embezzle
ment of national bank funds.
Mra. CfcWwtek latleteaV.
Elyra. O.. Dec. 9. The grand Jury
adjourned Last evening after voting
to Indict Mrs. Chadwlck on the charge
of having obtained money under false
p ret mates in Lorain county. Oberlln
Is in lioraln county. The grand Jury
U alo looking into the rumors of a
wholesale scheme to defraud. The
connection of a New York lawyer and
four or five other men in connection
with the Chadwlck case In this coun
ty Is being investigated.
Engirt Runt Wild Near Joliet,
Throwing Ascending Cage
in the Air.
Joliet. UU Dec. 9. At a mine in
South Wilmington today the engineer
failed to control the cage in which
10 ram were lowered. Th cage shot
to the top of the tower and the men
were thrown high in the air. An Ital
lan miner was crubed to death. An
other miner was fatally hurt.
HUNDRED MEII HAVE
FIRE III THE SCHOLL MINE HEAR PEORIA
Peoria, Dec. 9. The Sholl mine at
South Bartonville. a mile south of the
city, was discovered on fire at 8:30
o'clock this morning. There were a
hundred men at work in the mine but
FIRE CAUSES BIG
LOSS AT PONTIAC
Shoe Company Sustains Damage of $75,-
000 St. Joseph, Mich.,
Pontiac, 111., Dec. 9 A fire today
destroyed the main building of the
Pontiac Shoe Manufacturing company.
The loss is $75,000.
St. Joseph. Mich.. Dec. 9. Fire to
day in the business district caused
damage estimated at $100,000. Among
the establisloncnts burned out are
Enders & Moore, dry goods; Frank
Weber, grocer; Dalke &. Kozloski,
ANOTHER CHARGE MADE
AGAINST TOM DENNISON
Bail Will be Refused and Iowa Officers
Barred From Taking Him to
Lincoln, Neb., Dec. 9. The supreme
court last evening issued a new man
date in the case of Thomas Dennison
of Omaha, charged with complicity in
the Pollock diamond robbery. It or
ders the rearrest of Dennison and
his detention until such time as he has
perfected an application for a rehear
ing in the state supreme court or has
appealed his case to the United States
supreme court. In the meantime tho
officers at Omaha are charged not to
accept ball from Dennison until fur
ther orders of the court; and. on the
other. . ban.cLJiie mandate of Wednes
day Is changed so mat omcers irom
Iowa are barred for the present from
taking him to that state.'
BRING BACK ARCTIC FLEAS
Rotheschild Expedition Reaches Que
bec After Four Years In North.
Quebec, Dec. 9. An arctic expedi
tion for the sole purpose of making
a collection of fleas has just returned
from the far north after an absence of
four years. The expedition was in
charge of Capt. Simpson of the schoon
er Bluebell and was fitted out by
Charles Rotheschild of London. The
Bluebell located in Frobisher bay.
200 miles into the heart of Baffinland.
and many unique fleas were obtained.
especially from the hides of polar
bears and musk ox that were killed.
POSSE ON MURDERER'S TRAIL
Desperado and Man, Killer Located in
a Kentucky Cave.
Owlingsville. Ky.. Dec. 9. A report
from Whitley county states that a
sheriff's posse has gone into the moun
tains after Matt Earl, who is charged
with killing George Crum. Emma Dur
ham and the wounding of Thomas
Crum three weeks ago. He has been
traced to a cave in Whitley county's
wildest part and is armed and pre
pared to resist attacks. It is believed
a battle will result when an attempt
is made to capture Earl. A reward of
$1,000 is offered for him.
ENGINEER FATALLY SCALDED
Rock Island Passenger Runs Into a
Trenton. Mo, Dec 9. Rock Island
passenger No, 12. running between
Kansas City and Chicago, was wrecked
by running into some gravel cars at a
switch near Clio. Iowa, yesterday. En
gineer M. Shearwood and Fireman F
J. Lewis, both of Trenton. Mo., were
probably fatally scalded.
New York- Dec. 9. The following
grades of refined sugar have advanced
10 cents per hundred pounds: Confec
tioners "A." mould "A." cut loaf.
crushed, powdered, granulated and
New Cabinet in Servia Resigns.
Belgrade. Servia. Dec. 9. The cabi
net formed yesterday under the pres
idency of Gen. G rules resigned today,
a conference having developed doubts
of its ability to command a majority
of the national assembly.
LIMA. PERU, HAS AN
Lima. Peru. Dec 9. A strong earth
quake shock was felt this morning.
HARROW ESCAPE III
all were taken to the second shaft half
a mile distant and made their es
cape, although some of the men were
overcome by smoke and gas.
The origin of the fire is a mystery.
The property loss will be heavy.
IT IS WIDESPREAD
Smallpox in Many Localities Re
ported to the State Board
- of Health.
25 DEATHS DURING MONTH
Trouble Still Experienced in Enforc
ing Rules to Prevent Spread
Springfield I1L. Dec. 9. Smallpox
was reported to the state board of
health In November from 12 counties,
totalling 225 cases. Considerable trou
ble is still experienced in restricting
the spread of the disease, largely be
cause it is not at first diagnosed as
llealtate to Call Payalrlaa.
Occasionally those who become af
flicted with, the disease do not call in
a physician, knowing that they are like
ly to be placed under quarantine. The
pest was reported from the following
Clark county, Martinsville township;
Cook county, Chicago, La Grange. Mor
gan Park. Orland and Riverside: Green
county, Roodhouse; La Salle county,
La Salle; Logan county, Elkhart; Ma
con county, Decatur and Oakley; Mad
ison county. Granite City, Venice and
Alton; Montgomery county, East Fork
township. Fillmore and Irvin; Pike
county, Griggsville; Saline county, Ga
l&Uawand Ledford; Sangamon county.
Springfield; St. Clair county. East St.
Louis and Belleville and vicinity of
There have been 23 deaths report
ed. SENATOR MITCHELL WANTED
Must Appear as Witness in Oregon
Land Fraud Cases.
Washington, Dec. 9. Information
has reached here that subpoenas have
been issued for the appearance of Uni
ted States Senator Mitchell and Repre
sentative Herman, of Oregon, as wit
nesses in connection 'with the. land
fraud cases, which will be brought be
fore the court in Portland, beginning
BAVLISS ACCEPTS A POSITION
Will Take Up Work of the Congress of
Springfield. 111.. Dec. 9. State Super
intendent of Public Instruction Bayliss
has accepted appointment as .a mem
ber of the national commission for the
promotion of the objects of the con
gress on education to be held at Liege,
Belgium, in connection with the Inter
national exposition In 1905. G. Stan
ley Hall, president of Clark university.
Worcester. Mass.. Is chairman of the
Burlington Fire Fatal.
Burlington. Iowa. Dec. 9. Fire de
stroyed a rooming house over the Gem
restaurant late yesterday afternoon.
The inmates had to flee for their lives.
Two colored servants, Nellie Tyler and
Allie Kinney, were so badly burned
that they died last night in the hos
pital. The fire was caused by the ex
plosion of a gasoline stove.
Santa Fe Wants Sanitarium.
Santa Fe. N M.. Dec. 9. Mayor
A. B. Gibson has telegraphed to May
or Wells of St. Louis an offer of COO
acres of land here and as much more
as may be needed for a site for the Na
tional Fraternities building at the ex-
position, which is to be used for a na
tional fraternities consumptive sani
A CHICAGO RABBI
KILLED BY A STONE
Chicago, Dec. 9. Abraham Glick,
63 years old, 5156 Morgan street, rabbi
or Congregation Bikur Heilim B'Nai,
died yesterday half an hour after he
had been struck on the head by a
missle thrown by one of a crowd of
boys. Rabbi Glick was killing chick
ens. according to the Jewish rites. In
the rear of 4S26 Ashland avenue, when
he was attacked by a crowd of school
boys, who threw snowballs and stones
at him. Five arrests mere made.
Destruction of Fleet Main
Point in Assailing
SETTLE FOR LONG SIEGE
Activity in Harbor Suspended
and Fire is . Not Re
Toklo. Dec. 9. In disabling the Rus
sian fleet at Port Arthur, precluding
the possibility of its being able to re
inforce the Russian second Pacific
squadron, the Japanese have accom
plished the main object of the des
perate assaults against the fortress
which they, have been making for the
past three months. '
There is now a strong probability
that, while continuing the siege, they
will avoid losses of the magnitude al
ready attending their efforts and in
stead of assaulting will rely on starv
ing out the garrison until it is fin
HuaMlaaa Stop Firing;.
Toklo. Dec. 9. The latest observa
tions of the Japanese commanders in
front of Port Arthur sho.w there is no
activity in the west harbor or in the
visible portions of the east harbor. The
Russians, strangely, are not replying
to the Japanese fire.
Kurt her Damage la Harbor.
London, Dec. 9. A Japanese lega
tion dispatch from Toklo says:
"The naval staff at Port Arthur re
ports Thursday evening the Pallada
was set on fire and heeled to port
with the stern sunk. Eloven shots hit
the Galiak. a gunboat. The Bayan
took fire at 11:30 and was still ablaze
at 4:15. The Amur, atransport, was
hit 14 times and sunk. Many shots
greatly damaged the warehouses and
other buildings nai- i-5lyu mountain
and the arsenal.
Washington. Dec. 9. Minister Gris-
com at Tokio has cabled the state de
partment that American Vice Consul
Fisher at Nagasaki, reports that all
shipping has been warned to keep 20
miles away from Pescadores, an isl
and eff the west coast of Formosa,
and that it is reported fortifications
are being constructed at Seoul.
Haa Sot HooKBt a rub I pa
St. Petersburg, Dec. i9. The Asso
ciated Press is officially authorized to
state ihat reports spread abroad that
Russiahas purchased either Chilian or
Argentine warships is untrue. Efforts
were made to secure them for the pur
pose of reinforcing Rojestvensky's
squadron before it sajled but there
were so many difficulties in the way
the project was abandoned.
Many Officer foiled.
Toklo, Dec. 9. The 'imperial army
headquarters publishes a list of 3G of
ficers killed and 5S.lwounded. No
mention Is made wherjl t.hese casual
ties occurred but presumably it was
at Port Arthur. $
Blark Sea Fleet Dlaaaantleil.
London, Dec. 9. The Associated
Press learns in official quarters an
investigation induced by renewed sug
gestions of sending out the Russian
Black sea fleet showed most of the
ships of that squadron . are dismantled
and laid up.
MORE BODIES "RECOVERED
Sixteen Killed in Yesterday's accident
. ... t. , . . ' .
in vriiningion mine.
Burnett. Wash.. Dec 9. Four more
bodies, making 16 in "all. were recov
ered todav from the coal mine, thus
accounting for all victims of Wednes
Sterling Woodmen Plan Home.
The Royal Neighbors and Woodmen
camps of Sterling have decided to se
cure a permanent home. Each lodge
has appointed a committee, and the
two committees will work jointly for
Abe Attell Wins Fight.
St. Louis, Mo., Dec 9. Abe Attell,
of San Francisco, was eiven the decis
ion over Tommy Feltz. of Savannah.
at the end of a 15-round bout last night
MILES m STAFF
Cov.-Elect Douglas Makes Ap
pointment Regardless of
Boston, Dec 9. Gov.-Elect Douglas
today announced that Gen. Nelson A.
Miles would be at the head of his staff.
DETECTIVE SENTENCED FOR TESTIFYING
FALSELY III CANFIELD GAMBLING CASE
New York, Dec. 9. Joseph Jacobs,
the former county detective who gain
ed notoriety by sensational methods in
obtaining evidence against gamblers,
LOST ON THE WORK
Mafi& Lavy.Shipbuilders, Driven
to Wall Handling Govern
ONE OF THE OLDEST FIRMS
Built the Denver and Was at Work on
the St. Louis for the
Philadelphia, Dec. 9. The Neafie &
Levy Shipbuilding company, one of the
oldest concerns of the kind in the
country, assigned today.
The company completed the cruis
er "Denver" for the government and
is now constructing the protected
cruiser "St. Louis."
It is understood the financial loss
on work for the government caused
ANSWERS $50,000,000 SUIT
Benjamin Greenough Not Entitled to
Royalties for Petroleum Process.
Boston, Mass., Dec. 9. Henry H.
Rogers, the Standard Oil magnate, has
filed in the supreme court an answer
to a suit to recover $50,000,000. alleged
to be clue as royalties on oil produced
by the Standard Oil company by a se
cret process conveyed to Rogers and
Charles Piatt by Benjamin Greenough.
The defendant denies that anything is
owing plaintiff and says he was in
duced to make a contract under alleg
ed false representations made by
Greenough that he had a secret pro
cess for making petroleum nonexplo-
sive. He asserts the process failed
to attain this end.
BOY DIES AFTER A WHIPPING
Chastisement at School Too Severe
for Overwrought Nerves.
Coldwater. Mich.. Dec. 9. Philip
Miller, 15 years old, died yesterday
from a nervous trouble, which Dr.
Wilson, vice president of the Branch
County Humane society, states is di
rectly traceable to a beating the boy
received at the hands of Supt. Staley
of the city schools. Coroner Mon
tague has been notified and will hold
an inquest over the body.
I. & I. HAS A BREAKDOWN
Accident at Power Plant at Clinton
Brings Traffic to a Standstill.
No I. & I. cars reached Davenport
up to a late hour today on account of
a breakdown in the power plant at
Clinton. The accident happened some
time last night and all traffic upon the
line was brought to a standstill as a
The Tri-City Railway company oblig
ingly came to the relief of the resi
dents of Bettendorf by placing one of
their cars in operation upon the I. & I.
line as far as that place. But for this
accommodation the Bettendorf resi
dents would have been also greatly In
convenienced by the accident.
Viceroy Arrives in India.
Bombay, Dec. 9. Viceroy Curzon
arrived here today from England and
met with an unusually cordial recep
Old Telegrapher Dead.
Zanesville, Ohio. Dec. 9. James D.
Hoge, one of the oldest telegraph
operators in the United States, and
connected with the Associated Press
for many years, died today, aged C9.
NEW YORKER SUES
SIR THOMAS UPTON
New York. Dec. 9. Sir Thomas Lip-
ton is defendant in a suit for defama
tion of character and to recover un
Dald salary, brought against him by
Hire Davies. who was personal repre
sentative of the baronet during the
last international yacht race. Mr. Da
vies claims S 15,000 damages and 15.000
alleged to be due him. According to
the complainant not the least of the in
juries sustained was the breaking of
his engagement to marry an English
girl. Until a few months ago Mr. Da-
vies was manager for Sir Thomas' tea
business in this country-
SERVICE MISSION LOST
was sentenced today to a year in the
state prison for perjury in connection
with the Canfield gambling case. Jac
obs confessed his testimony was un
true in every particular.
ABLAZE WITH LIGHT
Golden Jubilee of the Dogma of Im
maculate Conception is
Rome, Dec. 9. Rome was literally
ablaze last night with illuminations
in honor of the jubilee of the Immacu
late Conception. St. Peter's was the
chief centre of illuminations, but the
display at the American college was
very effective. Venetian lanterns,
electric lights and torches being util
ized with striking results. In the
Piaza di Spagna, the center of the
English colony in Rome, a column
with a statute of the Virgin, which
was raised when Pope Pius IX promul
gated the dogma of Immaculate Con
ception 50 years ago. sparkled with
hundreds of electric lights.
ANOTHER TEAM DROPS
OUT OF BICYCLE RACE
Tired of the Hopeless Grind Leaders
Are 240 Miles Behind the
New York, Dec. 9. The Sulkins
Rokowitz combination withdrew from
the six-day bicycle race early today,
leaving only 10 teams of the 18 who
started Sunday. They simply got
tired of the hopeless grind. At 8
o'clock after 104 hours' riding, the
leading teams wore 240 miles behind
NAN PATTERSON TRIAL BEGUN
Jury Completed and Opening State
ments Made by Counsel.
New York, Dec. 9. After John D.
Benedict had been removed from the
jury box by Justice Davis in the crim
inal branch of the supreme court, two
jurors necessary to complete the pan
el in the trial of Nan patterson for the
murder of "Caesar" Young were chos
en yesterday afternoon, and Assistant
District Attorney Rand began the
POISON AGENT; LOOT STATION
Thieves Break Into Brookshire Depot
of the M.( K. & T.
Brookshire, Tex., Dec. 9. Station
Agent Kelley of the Missouri, Kansas
& Texas railroad here died yesterday
from poison administered by unknown
persons. Thieves broke into the sta
tion office, stole 90 tickets, and ran
sacked two-mail bags, apparently get
ting little booty from these. Many
express packages were taken.
Dynamite Oklahoma Bank.
Enid, Okla.. Doc. 9. The Farmers'
State bank of Lambert, west of here,
has been robbed by three men who
dynamited the safe and stole $3,000.
The robbers escaped, making for th
Gloss mountains. A posse is in pur
suit. Fined Because Shoes Creaked.
Richmond, Va., Dec. 9. In the cor
poration court of Danville yesterday
Harry Wooding, mayor of Danville,
was fined for contempt of court in
that he wore a pair of creaking shoes
during the trial of a case.
Woman Dead; Diamonds Missing.
St. Paul, Minn., Dec. 9. Mrs. Lilly
Donahue was found dead in bed at a
hotel here. She died from natural
causes so far as could be learned. Dia
monds worth $0,000 which she owned
could not be found. The police are
working on the case.
Appointments by Yates.
Springfield. 111.. Dec. 9. Gov. Yates
has reappointed Nat H. Cohen of Ur-
bana and Col. S. P. Bartlett of Quincy
as state fish commissioners, and- W. Y,
Johnson of Vienna as a member of
the state board of education.
Body Found at Burlington.
Burlington, Iowa, Dec. 9. A pro
fessional diver yesterday recovered
the body of Cecil Hall, a well known
young man of this city, after a search
of three weeks in the Mississippi.
GOV.-ELECT AND MRS.
DENEEN AT CAPITAL
Springfield. 111.. Dec. 9. Gov.-Elect
and Mrs. Deneen arrived in Springfield
Blow Aimed at System
Fails in the
MERIT RULE RIDICULED
Congress Agrees to Make Holi
day Recess From Dec. 21
to Jan. 4.
Washington, Dec. 9. When the house
met today a concurrent resolution was
adopted providing that when the house
and senate adjourn Dec. 21. it be until
Jan. 4. Monday next was substituted
for today for the consideration of pri
vate pension bills.
Blow at Civil Service Fall
The house then La committee of the
whole further considered the legisla
tive, executive and judicial appropria
tion bill. An amendment cutting off
appropriations for' the civil service
commission was lost.
The provision providing for a rural
carrier examining board was stricken
from the bill, as was a paragraph de
claring it to be unlawful to detail
clerks or other employes in the depart
ments at Washington for duty with
the civil service commission.
Kittht on Merit Sjnteni.
Washington. 1). C. Dec. 9. The an
nual fight on the civil service commis
sion began in the house yesterday
during consideration of the legislative
appropriation bill. Th opposition
came from Messrs. Bartlett of Geor
gia, Hepburn of Iowa, and Grosvenor
Mr. Hepburn moved to strike out
the appropriation for the commission,
and bitterly denounced it. He said
the present merit system did not im
prove on the old spoils system, is not
as good as it was 20 years ago, and
is becoming less efficient.
Mn)n It In Vn-Amerlcnn.
"I denounce It," he said with em
phasis, "as un-American, unfit for ou
uses, as Insufficient to accomplish the
purpose that men say they desire by
a civil service."
Mr. Grosvenor soko of the civil
service commissioners as "these $3,500
gentlemen," and referred to papers
which came to him from a rural car
rier who had been asked by the com
mission whether he had tised his In
fluence for the election of President
Roosevelt and whether he had worked
for the republican ticket.
"Now, think of holding up a poor
devil of a rural carrier like that,"
Latimer Utvrn It t'p.
Washington, Dec. 9. Senator Lati
mer has given up hope of the passage
of his good roads bill at the present
session of congress. It has been an
nounced that economy is to be the
slogan of the session and in every
quarter where effort has been mado
to obtain support for the measure the
question of legislative extravagance
has been raised.
Dark for ftwayae.
Washington, Dec. 9. The sub-com
mittee of the house Judiciary commit
ter, which has been taking testimony
In the case of Judge Swayne. of Flor
ida, today reported to the full commit
tee that "the testimony taken in the
case since congress adjourned
strengthens the case against Swayne."
MARKET RECOVERS TONE
Opens Weak But Braces and Some
Lines Make Good Rallies.
New York, Dec. 9. The stock mar
ket opened weak, opening quotation)
showing declines of to 1 point. The
market soon steadied and in some
shares there were good rallies.
Sign Central League Players.
South Bend, Ind., Dec. 9. William
Dithridge, who made a brilliant rec
ord at shortstop for the Zanesville.
O., independent team last year, has
been signed by the Dayton Central
league team for 1905. The Grand
Rapids Central league team has signed
Speeds Payne, a pitcher from Mount
DEATH OF HEROES
Thirteen Fishermen Lose Lives
Trying to Rescue a Ship
London, Dec. 9. Thirteen flKher
men were drowned In an attempt to
assist the Norwegian steamer Anglia.
which was wrecked on the rocks near
New Biggen. Northumberland. Tho
Anglia's crew is safe.