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ROCK ISLAND AEG-
VOL. LIV. XO. 232.
SATURDAY, JULY 15, 190.3. TWELVE PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Russian Papers Deny In
tention to Pay Dear
ly for Peace.
CZAR'S VIEWS AIRED
Witte's Appointment Declared
to Have Been Mis
construed. St. Petersburg, July 15. The Sviet.
which sometimes interprets the views
of the military party, today indignant
ly rejects the interpretation put on M.
Witte's appointment abroad, namely.
that it is equivalent to accept at once
any peace terms Japan may choose to
offer, except leveling fortifications at
Knirrr In )uoted.
The paier calls attention to the em
peror's marginal notes on various ad
dresses expressing his determination
t continue the war, and especially re
fers to his telegram to Gen. Linevitch,
June 14, which the commander-in-chief
read to the army and which has Just
been published here, in which the em
peror pledged himself to do everything
possible to lighten the heavy task of
the army and expressed confidence that
ull obstacles would finally be overcome
and that the war would end happily for
the Russian army, as proof that the
emperor has no intention to make peace
at any price.
Haiti m-r of I'ovrer.
The Slovo thinks the desire of the
jowers, especially Great Britain, in
view of Emperor William's attitude to
ward France, to see Russia at peace in
order to preserve the balance of power
Europe, should become a strong
diplomatic weapon in the hands of the
Russion plcnijxjtentiaries for the res
toration of practically the status quo
IJlKtroat Cleared Away.
The Bourse Gazette says. Inasmuch
as Japan appreciates Witte's sincere
desire for peace, the ground at the out
set is cleared of distrust and suspicion.
At the same time, the paper adds, Ja
pan will find that, while Witte will be
reasonable, he will make no disgrace
ful or humiliating concessions.
Ittr Will !-r r.
St. Petersburg. July 15. Witte had
another long audience with the emper
or today. Investigation In authorita
tive quarters enables the Associated
Tress to positively announce the re
ports current here late last night that
Witte might not go to Washington were
incorrect. Witte's instructions name
him as first plenipotentiary and clothe
liiru with plenary powers. The instruc
tions are couched in general terms.
Paris. July 13. The North German
I.loyd company has received a dispatch
finally engaging jassage on the steam
er Kaiser Wllhelm der Grosse, sailing
from Cherbourg July 2C, for the Rus
sian peace plenipotentiaries and their
Mlai.trr oa Way.
Shanghai. July 15. M. Pokotiloff,
Russian minister to China, left today
for Vancouver on the steamer Empress
of China. He is on his way to Wash
lngton to attend the peace conference.
CADY ON THE DIRECTORATE
Local Golfer Elected By Trans-Mississippi
St. Ijotiis. July 15. Officers were
elected for the Trans Mississippi Golf
association for the ensuing year, ah
President Walter Fairbanks, Den
ver. Vice Presidents Warren Dickinson.
Pes Moines. Iowa; Col. George S. Mc
Grew, St. Ixmis.
Among the directors are: J. R. Max
well, of Keokuk. Iowa; John D. Cady.
of Rock Island. 111.
ARMY WORMS SWEEP FIELD
Farmers Organize to Fight Insects
Near South Bend. Ind.
South Bend. Ind., July 15. Count
less army worms have swept clean 3X
acres of timothy as well as much oats
and barley near the southwest corner
of this county, and are still advancing.
Farmers are attempting to stay the
ravages by plowing a deep furrow.
NEW CATTLE FRAUD
AT KANSAS CITY, HO.
Kansas City. July 15. The grand
Jury today returned indictments
against William A. Towers, a promin
ent cattleman on the charge of fraud,
and Carl H. Rightmier. Bruce Reichel
derwer. and Charles Wiggins, weigh
masters In the Kansas City stock
JEALOUS MINNESOTA WOMAN PUTS
POISON IN WELL FOR HER RIVAL
Also Sent Orange Filled With Strychnine Both
Schemes Failed Crime is Discovered and
Arrest of Guilty Party Follows.
Owatonna. Minn., July 15. Wilda
Johnson, a young woman of this coun
ty, is under arrest charged with hav
ing put paris green into a well on the
farm of John L. Johnson, and with
having sent an orange containing
strychnine to Mrs. Lundstrum, daugh
ter of Johnson, who is a school teacher
in the county schools.
la la Lore.
According to the prosecution. Miss
Johnson is desperately in love with a
young man of the neighborhood. She
is said to have become jealous of Mrs.
Lundstrum, who Is a widow, and, with
the idea of getting her out of the way.
it is charged she doctored the orange
Iola, Kans., July 15. E. H. Funston,
ex-congressman from this district and
father of Gen. Frederick Funston. was
placed on trial in the city court here
today charged with carrying concealed
weapons and with disturbing the
peace. Following the dynamite explo
sion in Iola recently when a temper
ance crank wrecked three saloons,
Japanese Rapidly Taking Posses
sion of the Island of
MEET STUBBORN RESISTANCE
Considerable Loss Inflicted Linevitch
Has Given up the Idea of
Washington, July 15. The Japanese
legation here has received a cable
gram from Toklo detailing the action
on the Island of Sakhalin July 10 and
11, in which the Russians were forced
to abandon their positions. The cable
"The Sakhalin army reports that in
pursuing the enemy it dislodged h'.m
from the neighborhood of Veladimior-
zka and Blijimeye, two miles west of
Veladimirozka, on the loth of July, and
occupied both places.
Meet Mtrontc Itmiatance.
The enemy's main force retreated to
fortified positions northwest of Dalin-
eye, where with some machine guns a
stubborn resistance was offered. Our
army commenced a vigorous attack on
the 11th and routed the enemy toward
Mauka. on the dawn of the 11th. The
enemy's loss is not obtainable, but Is
probably at least 15'."
l.lnrtlteh on lt-f t-nil vr.
Tokio. July 15. An officer who has
returned from Manchuria says the ex
pectation that Linevitch would assume
the aggressive is diminishing, and it
is believed Linevitch's tactics now are
to be non-aggressive and entirely on
the defensive. Reports of the existence
of epidemics aDd conf a pious diseases
among the Russians continue to reach
the Japanese army. Later details
from Karskakorvsk say the tire which
continued to burn until July 10 prac
tically d -j-f roved the town.
KILL AND MAIM
Cyclonic Wind at Winnipeg Blows
Down Building in Course of
Winnipeg. Man., July 15. A large
four-story building in course of erec
tion here was blown down last night
by a c clonic gale, and in falling its
wails crushed adjoining houses, kill
ing four persons and injuring a dozen
WITNESSED LINCOLN MURDER
Man Who Led Orchestra in Ford's
New York. July 15. William S.
Withers, of Wakefield, who led the or
chestra in Ford's iheatre, Washington.
hen President Lincoln was shot, is
lead at the age of 70. John Wilkes
Booth stabbed Withers after leaping
'rom the president's box to the stage,
ind detectives arrested Withers. In
iie confusion many believed Withers
aad fired the shot that killed the pres
'dent. and an attempt was made to
mob him. Withers was dragged out. of
lie angry mob to the stage just la time
o save him from being badly hurt.
with strychnine and sent it to the
school with a note saying it was "for
the teacher only." The orange was
Trlril Othrr ( urr.
Having failed in this direction, the
girl is alleged to have poisoned the
Johnson well. Fortunately, no one
drank of the water. The orange was
sent to the state chemist and it is said
it contained enough strychnine to kill
a score of people.
Church Founder Dead.
Columbus. Ohio. Julv 15. John F.
Lippard. founder of the Soulist Church
of the World, died today of typhoid fe-
FUNSTON ON TRIAL
Funston on the street stated if the of
ficers had done their duty the explo
sion would not have occurred. A
crowd was drawn to the scene and an
officer requested Funston to desist in
his talk, the two clinched and Funston,
it is alleged attempted to draw a re
volver. The court room was crowded
today. A verdict is not expected until
GULF ROADS MEET
NEW COFFEE RATES
July 18 New Schedule Goes Into Effect
Designed to Hold the
New Orleans, July 15. Effective
July 18, coffee rates out of New Or
leans will undergo a general cut.
The Illinois Central and Frisco an
nounce on that date, rates to Missouri
river included points between Kansas
City and Sioux City and intermediate
points will be 10 cents, to Cedar Rap
Ids and Dubuque, 10; Sioux Falls, 12;
Lincoln, Neb., 13; St. Paul, and Minne
apolis, 15. This maintains for the gulf
a 10 cents differential below the latest
cut by the eastern trunk lines.
INSURANCE RECEIVER ASKED
Irregularity Charged in Report of
Farmers' and Thrashers Company.
Paris. 111., July 15. A petition was
filed here by William R. Vredenburgh,
state suDerintendent of insurance, ask
ing for the appointment of a receiver
for the Farmers and Thrashers Mutu
al Insurance company of this city.
The petition avers that the company's
report last January showed assets
which it did not possess and failed to
include liabilities. It is asked that
Frank T. O'Hara of this city be nameu
as receiver. Judge Craig granted a
temporary injunction restraining the
company from doing business pending
WEALTH SAVED CRIMINAL
Kansas City Dentist Guilty of Murder
in Second Degree.
Kansas City. July 15. Dr. Louis
Zorn. who in 19;$ shot and killed Al
bert Sechresf, his tenant, was today
found guilty of murder in the second
degree and sentenced to 15 years in
the nenitentiary. The murder was
cold blooded and unprovoked. Zorn,
who Is 50 years old, was wealthy ana
fought the case stubbornly.
REEVES ONE OF RECEIVERS
Ex-Congressman Will Assist in Hand
lin Devlin Property.
Peoria. 111., July 15. Through an or
der issued by Judge Humphrey yester
day and filed In the United States court
in this city, Walter Reeves, ex-congressman,
is appointed receiver of the
Devlin Illinois properties, to act in con
junction with J. E. Hurley and Cyrus
Leland, receivers of the Kansas prop
erties. C. T. Yerkes Seriously III.
London. July 15. Charles T. Yerkes.
the traction magnate, formerly of Chi
cago, is seriously ill of kidney trouble.
No one but the physicians and nurses
are allowed to see him. His friends
say his condition is not alarming and
that his progress toward recovery is
Illinois Liquor Dealers Meet.
Peoria, 111.. July 15. Representatives
of the Illinois Liquor Dealers' associa
tion were in Peoria yesterday arrang
ing for the annual state convention to
be held here in September. John Sen
nerberger and E. J. Calligan. both ot
Peoria, were elected president and sec
retary, respectively, of the committee
Publisher Held for Al
leged Use of Ques
E. H. POST COMPLAINS
Paid $500 to Avoid Being
"Written Up" Others
Ready to Testify.
New York. July 15. Three promin
ent society persons have informed the
district attorneys' office if their serv
ices are required they will appear as
complainants against Charles H. Able
of the Society Editors' association who
yesterday was held in $3,500 bail to the
grand jury on a charge of attempted
blackmail lodged against him by Ed
win M. Post, a member of the New
York Stock Exchange.
linn Stood Alone.
Up to today Mr. Post has stood alone
as complainant against Aple but now,
according to Assistant District Attor
ney Krotel, he is to he reinforced by
two women and a man of highest so
cial standing who are ready to press
complaints against the prisoner on the
grounds taken by Post.
Krotel explained, however, that
these offers were conditional. The
persons were ready to testify against
Ahle. he said, if guaranteed no ques
tions will be asked concerning the
scandals which they allege were men
tioned when their subscriptions to a
book dealing with society "were solicit
ed. nought Copy nt gt.'.OO.
New York, July 15. After a prelim
inary examination before Magistrate
McAvoy in the Tombs police court yes
terday, Charles H. Ahle, solicitor of the
Society Editors' association, was held
to the grand jury upon a charge of ex
tortion brought by Edwin M. Post of
the New York Stock Exchange, who
testified that Ahle induced him to pay
$500 for a copy of "America's Smart
Set." which he did not want, by
threatening that if he did not subscribe
that amount Town Topics would pub
lish a story about him which had pre
viously appeared in a very guarded
form in the New York Inquirer, anoth
er weekly publication.
RIOT IN STREETS
Police of New York Have Battle
With Mob of Several
STARTED OVER AN ARREST
Policeman Undertook to Run in
White Man for Attacking a
New York, July 15. "San Juan
Hill," the district bounded by Amster
dam and West End avenue, and Sixty
first and Sixty-third streets, was the
scene last night of a furious race riot
which required 250 policemen to quell
after many shots had been fired and
several persons had been seriously in
jured. The trouble began shortly after 3
o'clock when a policeman arrested Ed
ward Connelly for attacking Henry
Williams, a negro, and was pursued
to the station house with his prisoner
by a mob of Connelly's friends, hurling
showers of stones and other missiles.
MlnallrN 'I' brown.
When the station house reserves
turned out the whole neighborhood
was in an uproar and the blacks en
gaged in desperate struggles in the
streets. Torrent ti of missiles were
hurled from roofs and windows. With
in 10 minutes not less than l.OuO men,
boys and women, black and white,
were engaged in furious combat.
The small party of police were pow
erless and reinforcements were sum
moned. Thes also were driven back
to the station by the mob. and further
reinforcements were made. A force
of more than 250 policemen were gath
ered and attacked the rioters. Squads
cleared the roofs of neighboring build
ings while others swept the streets of
rioters. By 11 o'clock the fighting had
R-relve Sariclral Attrntloa.
In all seven whites and two negroes
had their Injuries attended to by the
ambulance surgeons, but scores of oth
ers less seriously hurt were taken to
their homes uy friends. Five whites
and six negroes, among them women
of both races, almost all of whom bore
traces of the conflict with the police,
NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND STATES
SHAKEN BY EARTHQUAKE SHOCK
Wide Area Jarred in Early Morning Hours, But No
Damage is Reported Probably Caused by
Slippage of Rock Deep in the Ground.
Portland. Maine. July 15. Light
earthquake shocks were felt at 3:1
a. m. today, followed in a few seconds
by a heavier one. No damage is re
ported. Shocks are reported severe at
Augusta, Bangor, Lewiston. Rockland
and Brunswick. The state prison and
houses at Tho.maston were shaken no
ticeably. Sound Like Thunder.
Biddleford. Saco and Old Orchard
also noticed the shock. The earth
trembled and there was a sound like
distant thunder. The convulsion was
of but a few seconds' duration.
At Bangor there was one long rum
ble, which rattled dishes and shook
windows. State Geologist Lee. of Row
doin college, said as near as he could
judge the tremulous agitation passed
AS RESULT OF THE
Chicago. July 15. Reorganization of
the teamsters along conservative lines
will be attempted at the coming con
vention of the International Brother
hood of Teamsters and Helpers. There
is a plan on foot to curtail the strike
calling powers of the general officers
Declares Stories of Disease on Isthmus
Have Been Grossly Exag
gerated. Oyster Hay, L I., July 15. "Gross
exaggerations" was the term applied
by Chairman Shouts, of the canal
hoard, to the recent reports of yellow
fever and insanitary conditions on the
isthmus. The chairman, together with
Engineer Stevens, had come from a
conference with President Roosevelt,
when Mr. Shunts took occasion to an
swer some of the recent disquieting re
ports circulated by persons returning
from the canal zone.
"The sanitary conditions on the isth
mus are not so bad as they have been
reported to be." he declared. "A lot
of people have become frightened by
the yellow fever, but it is not so bad
as might be expected. In fact, the re
ports from the isthmus regarding
health conditions have been grossly
exaggerated. Gov. Magoou has sent re
ports that present the exact conditions,
and they have been made public pre
cisely as he sent them."
IOWA CENTRAL WRECK
CAUSES THREE DEATHS
Fire Caused by Explosion of Oil Tank
Destroys Bridge and Six Freight
Marshalltown. Iowa, July 15. Three
men were killed two probably fatally
injured yesterday in a freight wreck on
the Iowa Central railroad, near Rich
land. The dead are: Jesse lxng. en
gineer; William West, fireman; Sam
ual Woolsey, brakeman. Engineer C.
K. Williams and W. L. McMahon. a
fireman, were injured. A car of oil
took fire, the tank exploded, and burn
ed the bodies of the kilhd to a crisp.
The fire destroyed a bridge and burned
six cars. All the dead lived at Oska
loosa. CAMP LINCOLN FEELS HEAT
Eighteen Members of the 7th Regiment
Springfield. III.. July 15. Eighteen
members of the 7th regiment
were prostrated by heat at Camp Lin
coln yesterday and were carried off the
field to the regimental hospital. None
was seriously affected. On account of
the heat Assistant Surgeon St. Clair
recommendeu that all duties outlined
for the day be dispensed with, and
Col. Moriarity called (U the battle ex
ercises which were to have be-n held
in the afternoon.
JOHN D S FATHER AT OTTAWA?
Sire of Oil King Believed to Be Living
Under Assumed Name.
Ottawa, III., July 15. Circumstances
have led to the belief being general
here that Dr. William Livingston, a
venerable traveling physician, i the
father of John D. Rockefeller, the oil
king, and that he has been living un
der an assumed name for years. He
Jr S5 years of age and entirely deaf
and almost blind. His wife, who is
many years his junior, either dots not
know of his past or refuses to tell the
from east to west at 5:10. and was of
between 7 and 10 seconds" duration.
4'miMeiI liv Mlpimicf of lto-W.
There is no instrument at Rowdoin
for registering the velocity anil
strength of the concussion. Lee said
it was on of those shocks which are
caused by the slipping of rock on the
side of a fissure at some considerable
depth, probably two or three miles, as
a result of long continued strain. It
could have been stimulated by an ex
plosion of some kind.
IV 1 1 In r lliiti.tilre.
Concord. N. H.. July 15. An earth
quake shock was distinctly felt in this
city at .":1U this morn'ng. Reports
from Manchester and other points in
dicate a distinct shix-k was experienced
over the southern section of the state.
and vest that authoritv sol.lv in a
referendum. The Chicago strike is the
cause of the proposed reorganization.
A strong move has been initiated to
revise the constitution of the organiza
tion, using as a model the constitution
of the United Mine Workers.
Leading Actors in America Form
Combination to Get
LEE SHUBERT IS MANAGER
Houses Already Secured in All the
Leading Cities and Others Will
New York. July 15. Announcement
of a new combination of actors in
America against what is known as the
theatrical trust has been made by Lee
Shubert. The loading companies in
the new combination are those headed
by David Relasoo and Mrs. Minnie
Maddern Fiske. L- Shubert will man
age the line of theaters, which will be
placed at the disposal of Mr. Relasco,
Mrs. Fiske. and others.
The new combine will back 15 com
panies on the road and such actors as
Sarah Bernhardt. Ada Rehan. Jeffer
son le Angeiis. lienry .Miller. Lillian
Russell. David , Wai field. Blanche
Bales. Beriha Calland. Robert Billiard.
Mr. Fiske, Bertha Kalisch. and Mrs.
Carter. These actors and actresses
under the new management expect
within another week to have a suffici
ent number of theaters on their own
circuit in America and England to play
in I be year round.
Hum Many llouxra.
Mr. Shubert announced that his com
pany now has 14 playhouses under its
control, including theaters in New
York. Philadelphia. Chicago, St. I-ouis,
and Ixmdon. and that he would within
a week be able To open half a dozen
more theaters to his attractions,
among thetu a house in Boston. Be
sides these places, the i.ew combina
tion is counting on the support of inde.
pendent houses all over the country.
BOAT IS FLOATED
Towed to Harbor at Bizerta to Be
Opened and Bodies of Sailors
Paris. July 1.".. The m!i.ist r of the
marine lets received a dispatch from
Bizerta. Tunis, haying efforts to raise
the floating dock to which the sunken
submarine boat has been fastened,
were Micc-s-ful this morning. The
dock was taken to Sidi Abdullah,
where it will be immediately placed in
dry d(jck for the purpose of opening
the submarine and taking out the 1 1
bodies of In r crew.
REPUTATION HURT; DIES
Aged New Jersey Man Suicides After
Sensational Divorce Case.
Jersey City. N. J , July 13. Louis
Apgar, aged G5. wealthy, married, and
a grandfather, shot and killed himself
today as a result of sensational dis
closures which terminated yesterday
In the granting of a divorce to George
M. Meyer against Clara E. Meyer. Ap
gar was named as corespondent. The
puit attracted wide attention.
vania Flyer Strikes
BUT PLOWS THROUGH
Freight Car on Opposite Track
Buckled in a Sudden
Harrlsburg. Pa.. July 1. The Penn
sylvania fiver, the lS-hour train be
tween Chicago and New York on the
Pennsylvania road, ran into a freight
wreck near Port Royal, a few miles
west of the city, early today. The en
gineer was the only person injured.
Passengers were not even awakened
by the accident.
A westbound freight train nearing
Port Royal tried to stop suddenly, and
the engineer made a too violent appli
cation of air. the consequence of which
was that the car buckled and was
thrown over to track No. 1. on which
the flyer was speeding oast. An at
tempt was made to flag all trains, but
the break occurred almost simulta
neoiisly with the arrival of the flyer
and tin? train plunged into the wreck.
The momentum threw the wrecked car
from the track, but the flyer did not
jump the rails.
Engineer Miller, when he saw the
obstruct ion on the track, jumped from
the engine an. I was hurt about the
head and back. Fireman Garman
brought the train to a stop. The pas
sengers, all of whom were In their
berths, did not know there had been
an accident until after the train had
been Ktopped for some time. They
were not even shaken up.
I'oor KHIrd on I., rft .
Mount Vernon, Ind., July 15. In a
head-on collision between two freights
on the Ixiuisvillo & Nashville, uear Up
ton, today four persons were killed and
eight injured, one fatally. The dead:
John Spradley, of Evansville.
Leonard Price, of Nicholasville, Ky.
An unknown tramp.
L. (J. Cooke brakeman. McLeaus
The fatally Injured:
Engineer Lawrence McMichael. Ev
MAKE FISHING PROFITABLE
Carp Shipped Out and Sold for Bass
The use of hoop nets, about 0 feet
in length, and 2M: feet in diameter, in
the slough waters above the bridges, is
resulting in big hauls for fishermen.
Carp are about the only fish caught,
but as many as fish have been taken
from one net in a single haul. While
there is but scant market for these ir
this locality some are sold as bass, and
the deception Is profitable for the fish
ermen. The carp species caught here
are said to be a cross between the Ger
man carp and a buffalo, but when ship
ped east find a fair market. Such Kxd
strings have not. been taken from the
river since fish traps were used before
the st rite laws prohibited that method
ABDUCTOR UNDER ARREST
Jesse Taylor Who Eloped With Tampi
co Girl, Caught in Michigan.
Jesse Taylor, a paiuter. who eloped
from Tampico several days ago with
15-year old Ava McCIure, has been ar
rested at Ostego, Mich. Taylor, who
is 3i years of age. was employed by
the father of Miss McCIure, and lost
his position because of hH attentions
to the girl. After he had been dis
charged he persuaded her to go to
Michigan with him. it Is believed, out
of revenge. The girl was sent on
alone, and Taylor and a companion
beat their way through on freight
trains. When they arrived, officers
wire wailing for them. Taylor will bo
brought back to answer to the charge
I). K. Krell announce that there will
be a clerk-carrier examination con
ducted at the post office under his direc
tion July 2't. It Is urged that all ap
plications be filled early.
PANIC ON FERRY
IN HUDSON RIVER
New York. July 15. To avoid a col
lision with a ferry boat, the crowded
uasienger steamer Asbury Park ran
at half sptd Into her own dock on the
Hudson river today. A hole was torn
in the steamer's Hide and a panic spread
among the passengers. Only a hurried
landing averted more serious trouble.