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Rain, turning to snow flurries to
night; Wednesday, partly cloudy; no
decided change in temperature. Tem
perature at 7 a. m., 34; 3:30 p. m., 36.
J. M.SHERIER, Observer.
In the Lead
VOL. LIV. NO. 120.
TUESDAY, MARCH 7, 1903.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
ST. PETERSBURG BELIEVES BATTLE
IS LOST TO THE RUSSIAN FORGES
NEW YORK TRACTION STRIKE MOST
MRS. CHADWICK RECOVEI
COMPLETE IN THE CITY'S HISTORY
SAFTER A FAINTING SPELL
Center Reported Broken
and Heavy Guns in
DAY ONE OF DISASTER
Japs Gained Advantage Las
Evening and Resumed
Fiercely at Dawn.
5t. Petersburg, March 7. A very
specific report is in circulation in ex
ceedingly well informed quarters that
the day has gone badly with Kuropat
kin, that the Russian center is broken
and that 13 heavy siege guns have
been captured by the Japanese. If
this is true the battle is lost.
Counts Mhdj I)id.
St. Petersburg, March 7. Kuropat
kin telegraphing yesterday counted 30
dead Japanese officers and 2,"o men
in front of the Uautu pass josition.
The Russians buried many bodies.
The center is quiet. The Russian ar
tillery is still maintaining its position
on Pout Hon hill.
The Japanese attack on Kandolisan
was repulsed after three hours of
fighting. The Japanese have again
attacked the Russian positions at Oub
cnepuza and were repulsed there and
also at Tomagiichcii with enormous
A Russian detachment on the ex
treme left has occupied a detile 10
miles east of Kondiatse driving back
company of Japanese who left their
dead and threw away their arms in
Tll- Turn Attala" KuinlnnM.
Rennenkanipff's Headquarters. Oub
enepuza, March C. (Midnight.)
Events took an unfavorable turn for
the Russians this evening. After a day
marked by a succession of determined
attacks, the Japanese ousted the Rus
sians from an important position on the
left, center of the eastern army.
The Japanese are also pressing the
right center hard. The Russians have
been ordered to retake the position at
any cost. There are heavy losses on
Ilnttlr Ik Krnrnrd.
Mukden. March 7. The battle around
Mukden was renewed at daybreak. The
artillery fire is becoming very heavy.
About to Hrtrrat.
Tokio, March 7. Jt is reported the
Russians are preparing to abandon
Mukden and retreat to Tie pass.
LOSING HOPE DEFEAT
WILL BE TURNED INTO
VICTORY BY RUSSIANS
St. Petersburg. March 7. All hope
that Kuropatkin will be able to turn
defeat into victory is rapidly vanish
ing. The position of the Russian army
has been growing increasingly des
perate during the last 24 hours. The
gravest danger is from the Japanese
left, which has been pushed northward
on the Sinmintin road to a point eight
miles west of where it joined the flank
west from the village of Tachekiao.
which is located at this point.
It is rumored Kuropatkin has already
given the order to retreat and that he
is gradually withdrawing his forces
from the center. Experts are inclined
to believe that he has waited too long,
and that he must fight it out in his
present position, and that it is not pos
sible to extricate more than the rem
nants of his army.
The battle was resumed at daylight
this morning at Tachekiao. During the
night both sides brought up additional
guns, and at daybreak a perfect hail of
artillery projectiles filled the air.
If the Japanese are not checked to
day the Russian retreat will be cut off
and Kuropatkin's arc-y be almost sur
rounded. There is the greatest fear
telegraphic communications may be
cut at any moment.
DEFICIT IS FOUND;
MYSTERY ABOUT IT
Officers of Cincinnati Concern Do Not
Know Where $55,000 Has
Cincinnati. Ohio. March 7. The Ger
man National oank is joo.tXKt short m
its government reserve fun J. accord
ing to a story published today. The
officials are puzzled over the loss, but
say it may be found to be a matter of
CORTELYOU HOW POSTMASTER GENERAL;
TO LEAVE THE REPUBLICAN COMMITTEE
Washington. March 7. George B.
Cortelyou took the oath of office as
postmaster general today.
Cortelyou announced he would re
sign the chairmanship of the republi
can national committee in a few days
to be succeeded by Vice Chairman
Czar Dissolves Commission to In
quire Into People's
STRIKERS DO NOT TAKE PART
Grand Duke Vladimir Said to
Been Marked for Assas
sination. St. Petersburg. March 7. The Shid
lovski commission, appointed to ascer
tain the causes of discontent among
the working people of St. Petersburg,
has been dissolved by order of the em
peror. The action is due to the re
fusal of the workmen to elect repre
sentatives to the commission.
Miirk.nl for AnHalnallon.
St. Petersburg. March 7. 3:40 a. m.
Grand Duke Vladimir, it is rejorted,
has again been marked for assassiua-
on, in spite of the promises contained
n the imperial rescript issued March 3.
On account of the receipt recently of
several warning and terrorist notifica-
ions, the sentries about the grand
duke's palace have been doubled and
ordered to exercise special watchful
ness. According to a current rejwjrt a ter
rorist disguised in the uniform of a
general attempted to gain access to the
errand duke Satufflay.-On being search
ed the man was found to be armed with
Tnenly-Twu Killed la RJt,
There was a serious riot at the Pouti-
off iron works yes'erday. The strik-
rs blew up two of the boilers. Fight-
ug lollowed among the men them
selves, it is alleged. It is reported that
2 were killed or wounded. The exact
letails cannot be learned.
Although the strike of the workmen
has not beeonie general, it is tending in
hat direction. The trouble is marked
ly growing again. Three state and 52
private factories employing about Cu,-
000 hands have stopped work.
ROBBERS SECURE LARGE
SUM FROM MILL SAFE
Is Opened by Means of Combination
and Wrench and $20,000
Charlotte. N. C. March 7. The Mc
Adensville mills, at McAdensvi'.le, 17
miles from here, were robbed and $20.
00 in money and certificates taken.
rhe combination of the safe was work
ed and the inner doors broken open
with a wrench. A mail bag was rifled
and every letter onened. Dettrtives
have no clue.
REDEDICATE THE CHURCH
Galva Methodists Pay Cost of Remod
eling it, Also.
Methodists of Galva rededicated
their fine, remodeled church at ser
vices held Slindav. Before the ser
vice opened yesterday morning, an
indebtedness of about $5.2n0 remained
to be blotted out. Members of the
church were asked to subscribe for
the obliteration of the debt, and re-
sponde(Jijibe,raily. with the result that
$5,100 was raised at the morning ser
vice. At the evening service subscrip
tions were called for again and over
$200 more was added. Thus the defi
ciency was made up. with about J 100
to spare. The church Is now consid
ered the finest in Galva.
PROMINENT MORMON OUT
Cannon Fired for Criticising
Salt Lake City, Utah, March 7. Be
cause he wrote two editorials for the
Salt Lake Tribune attacking President
Joseph F. Smith of the Mormon church
Frank J. Cannon has just been "disfel
lowshiped" or excommunicated by that
body. The editorials accused Smith
of encouraging polygamy and serving
mammon rather than God. Charges
affecting the handling of the tithing
fnnd also were made.
Mr. Slifer Resigns.
H. J. Slifer. district superintendent
of the Rxxk Island road, with heal -
quarters at Chicago, has resigned, ac-j
cording to announcements appearing to Emory Payne, of the Mott Haven j Portland. Ore. The bill now goes to1 die. attempted to shoot his baby, andl The four sons are appointed execu
in the Chicago papers today. j Athletic club of New York. I the governor. then blew his own brains out. tors of the will.
Harry S. New, of Indianapolis.
Cortelyou announced that Frank H.
Hitchcock of Massachusetts had been
selected first assistant postmaster
general. Hitchcock will retire from
the secretaryship of the republican
AT ALEDO ON EASTER
Rock Island Commandery
Arrangements For Trip
Services in Afternoon.
Rock Island Commandery, No. IS,
Knights Templar, has accepted an in
vitation to attend Easter service this
j ear at Alelo. The commandery has
a large membership in Aledo, and it
was on the invitation of these that,
the commandery decided to hold the
annual service in that city.
Rev. Fulton is to conduct the ser
vices, which will be held in the after
noon. Arrangements have been made
for a special train over the C, B. &
Q. railway, to leave here about J
o'clock in the morning. Dinner is to
be served the Rock Island guests on
their arrival at Aledo. and the ser
vices will be held at 2 o'clock.
It is probable that the members of
the order in Davenport will be invited
to participate in the event. It is the
custom of the order to attend an af
ternoon service on Easter Sunday in a
IGNORES AN ORDER
, TO CLOSE SALOON
Naeve, of Davenport, Says
Ordinances Can't Touch
Fred C. Naeve, a Davenport saloon
keeper, who has been ordered to sus
pend because of a violation of the mid
night closing ordinance, has thrown
clown the gauntlet to the city admin
istration. Mr. Naeve imniediately
inat tie would accept the revocation
of his beverage license and would dis
continue the sale of soft drinks but he
positively refused to close his place of
The city beverage license issued to
saloonkeepers, gives them the privi
lege to sell all kinds of non-intoxicating
drinks but does not mention the
sale of intoxicating liquors at all. In
asmuch as Mr. Naeve has removed all
the soft drinks from his establishment
and has discontinued their sale, it will
be impossible for the city authorities
to close him up under this section of
the city ordinance and ,the only re
course left appears to be to invoke
th. mulct law.
JURY STARTS INVESTIGATION
Takes up Comerford Charges, and
More Alleged Corruption.
Springfield, 111., March 7. Grand
jury investigation of charges of cor
ruption against the 43rd and the pres
ent legislature was undertaken yester
day afternoon by a jury charged by
Judge Thompson of Jacksonville.
Chicago, March 7. A petition has
been filed with the county clerk, plac
ing Frank I. Comerford in nomination
for the house of representatives from
the Second legislative district. Mr.
Comerford is confident that he will
be re-elected to the body from which
he was expelled.
MILITIAMAN IS ARRESTED
Member of Company B. of Geneseo, Ac
cused of Theft.
Walter C. Taylor, a Geneseo member
of Company B, Cth regiment, I. N. G., is
under arrest at Chicago charged with
the theft of stores of the state from
the Geneseo armorv. It is claimed he
stole several rifles and other articles
belonging to the company and shipped
them to Chicago, where he disposed of
Olympian Champion Defeated.
Boston, Mass., March 7. In the na
tional boxing championship finals, held
here last night. Charles Meyer, of the
St. Georce Athletic club of New York,
holder of the Olympian championship.
was defeated by Jack Egan. of Bryn
; Mawr. Pa., in the 150-pound class,
; There was no contest in the heavy-
weight class. Charles Meyer defaulting '
Subway and Elevated
Company to the
New York, March 7. A strike of
5,000 employes of the Interborough
Rapid Transit company, operating the
subway and Manhattan railroad eleva
ted lines in this city, began at 4 this
morning, and it is the most complete
in its early stages of any in the history
of New York.
Drop OA at Terminal.
After the hour set no train started
with union crews, and the latter quit
each train when the terminals of the
various lines had been reached. Many
ticket sellers remained at their posts,
because they are under bond, but post
ed signs announcing the strike and re
fused to sell tickets.
Strikers' pickets posted everywhere
outside the stations warned persons
who attempted to enter that a strike
was on and declared "it was danger
ous to ride on the trains." They assert
ed the safety devices and emergency
brake cords had been removed.
Good for Surfare Linen.
The surface lines reaped a harvest.
Every car was jammed to its utmost
capacity and passengers rode on the
The strike is the outgrowth of the
agitations and negotiations over a wage
schedule which began with the open
ing of the subway last fall.
WILL APPROVE IT
Senators Expect Ratification
San Domingo Treaty in
Sees Delegation of Iowa School Boys
Treat Nominated for Treas
urer. Washington, March 7. Prior to the
meeting of the cabinet today. President
Roosevelt received scores of visitors
who desired merely to shake hands
with him and wish him well.
While the informal reception was in
progress the president incidentally
took up with some of the senators who
were among his visitors the subject of
uhe treaty with San Domingo.
Say It Will Be Approved.
The consensus of opinion among the
senators, including Allison, Spooner,
Nelson. Clapp, Carter, Hopkins and
llansbrough, was the treaty would be
ratified within a reasonable time.
Gov. Cummins called on the presi
dent to pay his respects before leaving
the city. A delegation of 70 high school
students from Iowa, who came to Wash
ington to participate in the inaugural
parade, was received by the president,
who congratulated the boys on their
Washington, March 7. The presi
dent today made the following nomina
tions: Treasurer of the United States
Charles II. Treat, New York.
Collector of Internal Revenue
Charles W. Anderson (colored), for the
second district of New York.
Shuts Folding Bed on Baby.
Boone, Iowa, March 7. The G-months-old
daughter of H. A. Mondt
was smothered to death in a folding
bed last night. The Mondts had gone
out. leaving the baby playing on the
bed. An aunt, busy about the room,
failed to perceive the child and closed
COMPANY TO WALL
Coe People, of Minneapolis, Caught in
the Recent Bulge in
Minneapolis. Minn., March 7. For
mer Judge Harrison was today appoint
ed receiver for the Coe Commission
company. The company does a large
brokerage business and has branch of
fices covering the northwest. The com
pany got into difficulties in the recent
wheat bulge. The liabilities are esti
mated at $200,000; assets, unknown.
MONEY FOR LEWIS
AND CLARK EXPO
Springfield. III., March 7. The
house today passed a bill appropriating
$25,0K) for a state building and exhibit
at the Lewis and Clark exposition at
Employes of Interborough
Number of 5,000
as One Man.
After 8 o'clock conditions on the
subway greatly improved. Trains were
operated with non-unionists frequently
without interference, confusion or de
lay. The elevated service is practic
ally tied up.
In o Ylolencr.
There has been no violence so far.
A heavy guard of police is stationed at
all places where there is likely to be
Will Call Out KoKlarrri.
Vice President May. of the Amal
gamated Association of Electric and
Street Railway Employes in a formal
statement issued this- afternoon said
action would be taken at once to call
out the men of the Engineers' and
Firemen' Electric and Eccentric union,
who are employed in the power houses
of the subway.
"When this union is called out," says
the statement, "it will mean a com
plete tieup of the subway system."
National Hotly Frown.
President Mahon of the Amalgamat
ed Association of Street Railway Em
ployes says today the strike of the
elevated and subway employes had
not been sanctioned by the national
organization and the local body could
not look to the national association for
CORN IS LEADER
Value of Grain Raised in Illinois
Last Year Was $110,
324,583. STATE REPORT JUST ISSUED
Total Value of Products of the
Was $269,473,653 borne of
Illinois' corn crop last year has been
valued at $110,324,583; its oats at $32.
3C4.250 and hay at $25,018,810, by the
state board of agriculture whose re
port has just been issued. This im
mense value attached to corn makes
Illinois rank near the top. The value
also is greater than that of any other
crop in the state.
It is also clear that the matter of a
rotation does not appeal with striking
seriousness to the majority of the
farmers of this state. This fact is
evidenced at the comparatively small
amount of hay raised in comparison
with corn and oats, and especially
when it. is considered that probably
the great bulk of this hay is timothy
rather than clover, alfalfa or some
other desirable legume.
Dairy IliiHlnexM Iium-ur.
Little as it may be realized by the
men who are largely familiar with the
great beef markets, the dairy business
of this state is immense. For in
stance, the value of dairy cows in this
state is placed fourth in the list of
the state's crops, with a valuation of
$22,003,251. In comparison with this
may be mentioned the beef end of the
cattle business, with its valuation of
$11,107,478, ranking seventh in the
state's list of productions. As an ex
tra reenforcement of the claims of the
dairyman for prestige comes the milk
product of the state, valued at $17,003.-
o.jo. inis is mat made and sold and
does not include the vast amount con
sumed for which there is no record.
Total Vnlur of Stork.
The total production of Illinois crops
during the past year amounts to $2C9,
473,053. Unlike any other industry,
this valuation in a considerable meas
ure represents wealth that has been
created. In some cases, as with live
stock, a certain portion has been used
as a machine to produce more; but.
on the other hand, such utilities as
corn, oats, hay and a score of similar
crops represent what the toil of the
farmer and the soil have yielded.
DENOUNCE HARD ROADS
Knox County Farmers Adopt Resolu
tion Against Bill.
At a meeting of farmers of Hender
son township. Knox county, Saturday
to consider the effect of the good roads
movement on the country people a
strong resolution was adopted denounc
ing the measure that Gov. Deneen has
caused to be introduced before the leg
islature. Those at the meeting took the
ground that the good road a movement
was originated to exploit the farmer
for the benefit of some other class.
Deed of Druggist.
Chester. Pa.. March 7. John E.
Chatham, a druggist, killed his mother-1
in law, Mrs. Isaac Abrams, with a
hammer, beat his wife so she may
MET MAY HOT BE
SOLD HEREAFTER III
Madison. Wis.. March 7. The legis
lature today passed a bill absolutely
prohibiting the sale or manufacture of
cigarets or cigaret paper.
Kansas Senate Adopts Resolution
Denouncing Beef Trust
DECLARES IT BASE SHAM
Wants New Man With Sufficient Nerve
Named to Undtertake Work
Topeka, Kans., March 7. In resolu
tions denouncing the beef trust as a
"gang of commercial highwaymen," the
Kansas senate yesterday assailed the
department of comuice and labor for
its alleged "whitewashing" Investiga
tion of the combine.
The senate asked President Roose
velt to appoint a man "with independ
ence and nerve" to make a new report,
showing the way in which the trust
"for a generation has robbed both
purchaser and consumer," so that "de
structive publicity" may be thrown up
on the operations of the "vicious and
Invent I rntin lilt.
The resolution is a concurrent one.
It was introduced by F. Dumont Smith,
and contains these passages:
"The producer of cattle knows there
is but one market Ami one purchaser
for his product, a market that he must
accept and a purchaser with whom he
must deal or lose his entire investment.
"The purchaser knows there is but
one market in which he can buy one
of the necessaries of life, and that he
must buy of the beef trust at whatso
ever price it may fix, however spolia
tive, or become a vegetarian.
"Every fact known to the public is
contradictory of this alleged investiga
tion and report, and believing said re
port is entitled to no credit, faith, or
confidence, and believing that it has
been made without sufficient care, and
that the commission has been misled
and deceived," etc.
VISIT OF BURGLARS
TO A SHOW WINDOW
Empty Front Show Window and
elude Valuable Watches
Some time between 10 and 11
o'clock last night, burglars broke in
a rear window to the Gabathuler jew
elry store on East Third street, in
Davenport, and after gaining entrance
to the place, made away with a quan
tity of valuable plunder.
The burglars almost cleaned out
the front show window, where a large
quantity of goods were on cTsplay.
Two valuable gold watches were stol
en and several of less value. In addi
tion to a number of articles of various
ESTATE IS DIVIDED
Will of Mrs. Elizabeth Krell, of Rock
Island, Probated in County
. The will of the late Mrs. Elizabeth
Krell, of Rock Island, was probated
this morning In the county court. It
was drawn Sept. 22, 1D9, and by its
terms the estate, afir payment of all
just debts of deredenf, is ordered ap
portioned equally among her six chil
dren: Daniel Frederick Krell, Char
lotte C. Boggess. Henry E. Krell. John
E. Krell, Mary E. Sala and Julius V.
"It is my will," the fourth clause
reads, "that my beloved children fehall
amicably and agreeably settle their In
terests in the property and estate which
I leave without contention and with
out litigation, and I make this request,
that they will, for the love
'they bear me, carry the same out In a
true spirit of affection for each other
Collapse Necessitated Re
cess of Court Yester
PRESENT AT THE TRIAL
Directors of Oberlin Bank State
They Knew Nothing of
Cleveland. Ohio. March 7. Mrs.
Chadwick came into court this morning
apparently none the worse for her ill
ness, which caused the adjournment of
Andrew Carnegie was not in rourt
this morning. Several directors of the
Citizens' National bank of Oberlin tes
tified that they knew nothing of the
Chadwick deals until the day before the
bank closed. Cashier Spear never hav
ing reported them to the directors.
Mm. (hatlwlt-k Faint.
Cleveland. Ohio, March 7. Mrs.
Cassie U Chadwick. placed on trial In
the federal court here yesterday, faint
ed while the second witness was on
the stand in the afternoon, and brought
the session to an abrupt termination at
Matrinrnt by State.
"The evidence to be submitted in the
case, said District Attorney Sullivan
in his opening address, "will show that
Mrs. Chadwick was associated in bus
iness with Cashier Spear and President
Beckwith. the officials of the Citizens'
National bank of Oberlin. Ohio. They
had many transactions, in the course
of which eight differc'iit checks amount
ing to $07,000 were certified by Spear
and Beckwith. The evidence will
show that when these checks were cer
tified no money was in the bank In the
name of Mrs. Chadwick and no entries
to her credit were on the books of the
No Connptrncr, Snyn I.nwyrr.
J. P. Dawlev. leadinc counsel for
Mrs. Chadwick. said In opening:
"The defendant has pleaded not
guilty to all the charges contained In
the indictment, and that is all she Is
prepared to say at this time.'
"We believe the evidence will fail to
show there was any conspiracy be
tween Spear, Beckwith and the defend
ant. What Beckwith did he did as
president of the bank, and without anv
fraudulent connivance with Mrs. Chad
wick. What Spear did was under the
direction of Beckwith, and was done by
him In good faith.
"He believed Mrs. Chadwick wan
wealthy, was worthy of credit to the
amount of the certified checks, and. bo
lieving this and acting In good faltl.
he could not have been guilty of con
spiracy. Beckwith acted in good faith
also, so It was not possible for Mrs.
Chadwick to conspire with them."
DROWNED IN EDWARDS RIVER
Elmer Patterson, of Gilchrist, Upset
Trying to Cross Stream.
Elmer Patterson, a resident of Gil
christ. Mercer county, was drowned In
Edwards river near old Gilchrist Sat
urday. The river Is quite high and
Mr. Patterson was attempting to cross
it in a skiff, when the Imat was upset
throwing him into the water and al
though a good swimmer he went
down. It is thought that as the water
was so cold he was seized by cramps.
LEAPS FROM HIGH WINDOW
James Gordon, of Chicago, Imagines He
is Being Hypnotized.
Chicago, March 7. Under the im
pression he was being hypnotized,
James McK. Gordon leaped from the
fourth floor of McCoy's hotel last even
ing, landing on the sidewalk at Clark
and Van Buren streets. Earlier In the
day Gordon cut himself In the head and
chest while seated at a table In the ho
tel dining room. He died in St. Luke's
hospital an hour after his plunge from
the hotel window.
ACCIDENT ON THE
Car Overturns at Chicago and Narrow
ly Misses Fall to the Pave
ment. Chicago, March 7. By the overturn
ing of a car containing 80 persons on
the I.ake street elevated road today one
woman was fatally Injured and 40 oth
er passengers were hurt, none of them
seriously. The car narrowly escaped
falling to the pavement. The acci
dent was caused by the car missing a