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VOL. LIV. XO. 2G3.
THE AKGUS. MONDAY, AUGUST 21, 1903.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
MM DELEGATES' POWER
St. Petersburg and Tokio
Wrestling With the
Efforts of President Roosevelt
Appear to Have Borne
Portsmouth, N. II., Aug. 21. The
chances of peace have undoubtedly
been improved by President Roose
velt's action in stepping into the breach
in a last heroic endeavor to induce the
warring countries to eornproviise their
"irreconciliable differences," but the
result is still in suspense.
The ultimate decision of the issue
has defacto, if not de jure, passed from
the plenipotentiaries to their princi
pals, from Portsmouth to St. Peters
burg and, perhaps In a lesser extent,
Portsmouth, N. H.. Aug. 21. Accord
ing to current gossip. Baron Kaneko
told the pres!1ent that Japan would
yield upon articles l' and 11 (surren
der of interned ships and limitation of
Russia's naval armament in the far
east). That Japan wottld yield upon
these two points if Russia would ac
cept five and nine (indemnity and
Sakhalin) is considered certain, but
reports pretending to d. 'scribe with ex
actness the character of the president's
proposition to Baron Rosen are prob
ably simply shrewd guesses.
Hrply .o li--rlvrd.
Portsmouth, Aug. 21. The em eVor's
reply to the message of Mr. Witte
transmitting the position of President
Roosevelt had not been "received up to
noon today, and it was not expected
until tomorrow at the earliest. It is
therefore likfy the-e will be no final
tIiow of hands at tomorrow's session of
The Japanese today notified the firm
from which they retained a combina
tion safe for their papers at the hotel
to take out the safe and render their
bill this afternoon.
Both the Russians and Japanese
have almost finished preparation of the
protocols to be submitted at the meet
ing of the conference tomorrow. The
features of the protocols is a presenta
tion of the reasons advanced by both
sides for the -divergence of views upon
the articles upon which no agreement
HiihIm of Claim.
On article five the cession of Sak
halin the Japanese claim they are en
titled to the island as well by reason
of their national right to its possession
as because of itspresent occupation by
the Japanese forces. The Russians, on
the contrary, insist that up to 1850
Japan had never claimed any right to
Sakhalin, and at that time only 25 un
married Japanese lived in the south of
the island during the fishing season.
With regard to article 10. or interned
warships, the Japanese insist the sur
render of interned warships which
have sought shelter in neutral ports as
t-poils of war is not contrary to inter
national law. Russia, however, as
serts international law affords no pre
cedent for the claim for the possession
of property in the safe keeping of a
Finally, with regard to article 11.
"the limitation of Russian naval pow-
WOULD MARRY ALICE ROOSEVELT;
SULTAN OF SULU IS NOT SO SLOW
Unexpected Feature Accompanies Visit of Taft
Party to Island of Jolo Dispatches Fail to
State if He Was Accepted.
Manila. Aug. 21. Secretary Taft and
party arrived at Jolo at noon, the ISth
and immediately proceeded to the par
ade ground to witness an elaborate
program arranged for their entertain
The sultan of Sulu, with his retinue,
and other Moro diguitaries. occupied
seats in the grandstand. A thousanJ
Moms, residents of Jolo and from
neighboring Islands, were present to
take part in the festivities.
Secretary Taft and Miss Roosevelt
were presented with many presents
by the sultan, who offered his band in
marriage to Miss Roosevelt and would
Edie fcer suluaa of tie Sulu arciipe!-
JUSTICE OF PEACE
SENT TO WORKHOUSE
Unusual Procedure Follows illegal
Collection of Fees at Cleve
land. Cleveland, Ohio, Aug. 21. Police
Judge Wheelan today sentenced Jus
tice of the Peace Fellows, of Flenville,
to serve 20 days in the workhouse and
pay a fine of $150 and costs upon the
Charge of having collected illegal fees
from persons brought into his court.
Constable Drew, of Fellows' court, was
sentenced to 2" days' imprisonment
and $5' fine and costs on the charge
of extortion. Both officials were re
leased on bail pending appeal.
er in the far east." the Japanese as
Bert that it is indispensable to secure
Would Mnkr Declaration.
Russia rejects the whole idea as
being offensive to Russian honor and
dignity. While declining to place such
an article in a treaty, she is willing to
make a declaration that she has no in
tention to threaten the naval position
of Japan or any other power in the far
Witt Makrn Denial.
Witte took occasion this morning to
deny that the president had proposed
that existing differences be submitted
to arbitration. The statement made in
the Associated Press dispatches last
night was not intended to convey the
idea that arbitration was the solution.
The president, primarily, wants the two
countries to continue to try to adjust
their differences themselves and by
concessions reach an agreement, but,
according to the Associated Press in
formation, suggests the principle of ar
bitration as a possible final method for
adjusting any points remaining in dis
la Drlleatr Hole.
The president's role is a very deli
cate one. and what he has done is de
scribed as "unofficial." Sentiment here
Kaneko remained with the president
three-quarters of an hour and boarded
the 12:20 train for New York.
He decliued to discuss his confer
ence with the president. The baron
could not say whether he would see
the president soon or not. He intima
ted he came today on his own initia
tive and not by invitation of the
president. The president declined to
discuss the ieace negotiations in any
way and authorized the statement that
nothing would be made public by hjm
concerning the visit of Kaneko.
No Aaked to Intervene.
Ixjndon. Aug. 21. The Associated
Press is informed at the foreign office
that President Roosevelt has not re
quested the British government to
make representations to Japan on the
question of peace.
The foreign office thinks it would be
Impertinent for the British government
to request Japan to modify her de
mands. The government believes the de
mands of Japan moderate and she
should not be deprived of the fruits of
May t Modify.
The foreign office further said it did
not believe Japan would modify the
terms put forward at the opening of
the conference. Official reports re
ceived by the government from Russia
take a gloomy view of the situation.
Members of the British cabinet are di
vided, some faking a hopeful view and
others believing all hope of peace has
Oyster Bay, Aug. 21. An unexpect
ed phase in the peace negotiations de
veloped today in the arrival here of
ano. saying his people des5red her to
remain among them.
Zamboango. P. I., Aug. 21. Remark
able denitnt rat ions followed the ar
rival of Secretary Taft's party here.
The principal dattos, with rt.M) Mo
ros from several provinces, participat
ed in a parade, headed by the 2eth in
fantry. Col. Klaus commanding. A
sumptuous dinner was given, and there
was a native dance on the lawn.
A ball was given at the Army and
Navy club, as well as a reception at
the Mindanao club. Miss Alice Roose
velt received the most flattering cour
tesies. The scene of the festivities is
probably the most beautiful place in
AT KEOKUK, IA.
FEVER AT NEW ORLEANS.
i ease 82
Death yeaterdajr S
Total Bomber ennea to date 1.402
Total death to date 201
New Orleans. Aug. 21. With four
deaths during the night, there was in
dication of a slight increase in the
number of yellow fever deaths for to
day. There were no developments of
consequence during the day.
While the spread of yellow fever
seems to have been checked to a cer
tain degree in the city, reports from
the state indicate that the disease is
aie mr Keokuk.
Keokuk, Iowa, Aug. 21. A case of
yellow fever is reported from Gregory,
Mo., 11 miles south of Keokuk. A
Greek laborer on railroad construction
has been quarantined, his case being
pronounced yellow fever. He came
from Natchez a few days ago.
BIG LOUISVILLE BANK
FORCED TO THE WALL
Western National's Capital Impaired
by Losses Had $1,071,000
Washington, Aug. 21. The doors of
the Western National bank of Louis
ville were closed this morning by or
der of the controller of the currency.
According to the statement of the
controller the capital stock of the bank
was badly impaired by losses. There
have been steady withdrawals for sev
eral days. The deposits in May last
amounted tq $1,071,000.
ATTEMPT ON LIFE
Queen Margherita, of Italy,
Automobile That Strikes
BUILT TO CAUSE ACCIDENT
At Dangerous Place Where It Could
Not Be Seen in Time to
Turin, Aug. 21. An attempt was
made yesterday to assassinate Queen
Margherita, mother of King Victor
Emmanuel, who is making a tour of
the Alps in her automobile. The news
was contained in a telegram received
from Asota at the royal palace of Rac-
conigik, ner here.
Queen Margherita was ascending the
little St. Bernard in an automobile, ac
companied by the Marquis Di Villama
rina, another lady of her court, and two
gentlemen, when the mach'ne suddenly
struck a stone barricado that had been
erected in the middle of the road and
was overturned. Fortunately no one
At llnnKrroim i'olut.
The barricade had been placed at a
dangerous turning point, where it was
impossible to see the road more than
a few feet in advance.
The police, in another automobile.
were following the royal party, and at
once made an investigation, resulting
in the discovery that the barricade
without doubt had been placed there
to bring about a fatal accident to the
queen. Two arrests have been made on
Baron Kaneko, special representative
in this country of the Japanese gov
ernment, for a conference with the
president. Kaneko's visit, it Is known,
was arranged hurriedly.
( oildrnrf Weakened.
Herlin. Aug. 21. There has been a
decided weakening of the confidence
felt by government officials and mem
bers of the diplomatic corps tnat tn
negotiations at Portsmouth would re
sult In a peace agreement. 4 . , 1
liaa (ieriuan Support.
The worst symptom, as it is looked
at here, is that President Roosevelt
should have found it necessary to again
take action. One of the belligerents,
it is said, invited the president to in
tervene. Whatever the president may
have done is likely to be strongly sup
ported by the German government.
Shah Not in Danger.
Vichy, France, Aug. 21. A report
circulated to the effect that an attempt
had been made on the life of the shah
of Persia is denied.
FOR THE CROTIANS
Chicago. Aug. 21. The United
States courts have been appealed to
for the appointment of a receiver for
the National CrotAn society, a fra
ternity insurance society. The pro
ceedings are the result of internal disagreements.
IN A WRECK
Others Injured When
Train Strikes a
IN VICINITY OF BUTTE
Victims Were Merrymakers Re
turning From a Pleas
Butte, Mont.. Aug. 21. Nine persons
were killed, one fatally hurt and about
13 more or less injured in a collision
between a street car filled with return
ing merrymakers from Columbia Gar
dens and a freight train on the Butte.
Anaconda & Pacific railway last night.
MRS. SADIE SMITH.
MRS. JACOBS, colored.
CHRIS WOLD, all of Butte.
An unidentified man and woman.
MILWAUKEE GETS NEXT MEET
Grand Aerie Selects Wisconsin City
and Concludes Election.
Denver, Aug. 21. The grand aerie of
the Fraternal Order of Eagles yester
day selected Milwaukee as the place of
next meeting and finished the election
of officers. The full list chosen is as
Grand Worthy President H. I). Da
Grand Worthy Vice President Ed
ward Krause, Wilmington. Del.
Grand Worthy Secretary A. E. Par
tridge, Kansas City.
Grand Worthy Chaplain Joseph T.
Hinkle, Pendelton. Ore.
Grand Worthy Treasurer Frank E.
Hering. South Bend, hid.
Grand Worthy Conductor M. F.
Connolly, Springfield."- Mass.
Grand Worthy Inside Guard W. G.
Pettis, Norfolk, Va.
Grand Worthy Trustees Joseph El
lis, Minneapolis, Minn.; W. N. Carr,
Uniontown, Pa.; R. M. Minnohan, Chi
cago; M. II. McNabb. Wheeling, W.
Va.. J. J. Kennedy, Buffalo.
Kansas City aerie's drill team was
awarded the first prize, a $7.r0 banner,
for the best exemplification of the new
SON OF THOMAS F. WALSH
KILLED IN AUTO ACCIDENT
Four Other Prominent Newport Resi
dents Injured When Machine Plung
es from Bridge.
Newport, R. I.. Aug. 21 Vinson
Walsh, son of Thomas F. Walsh of
Washington, was killed and four others
prominent members of the Newport
summer colony were injured in an auto
mobile accident here Saturday after
noon. The automobile which was driv
en by young Walsh it ruck the railing
of a bridge spanniug a creek near
Eastern Point, and plunged into the
TENNIS TOURNAMENT OPENS
Best Players of Several States Com
pete in Omaha Matches.
Omaha, Neb., Aug. 21 Sixty-six
crack tennis players drew for places
in. the opening of the middle west
championskip tennis tournament,
which began here today. The leading
players came from Illinois, Iowa. Ne
braska, Kansas, Colorado and South
The preliminary matches today were
between C. R. Toy and William Mc
Neil of Sioux City, and F. Dufren and
Dr. Schneider of Omaha.
FOR SEPARATE STATEHOOD
Largely Attended Constitutional Con
vention Meets at Muskogee, I. T.
Muskogee. I. T., Aug. 21. The sepa
rate statehood constitutional conven
Jon. with nearly 200 delegates, repre
senting five civilized tribes present,
opened here today.
Noted Painter Dead.
Paris. Aug. 21. Adolphe William
Bouguereau, the painter, died here yes
erday. He was HO years old, a mem
ber of the institute, and president of
the Society of French Artists. His
wife was an American woman. Eliza
beth J. Gardner.
Irrigation Congress Meets.
Portland. Ore.. Aug. 21 The 13th
annual meeting of the National Irriga
tion congress, with more than l.uO'J
delegates present, assembled today at
the Lewis and Clark auditorium.
BY A BAD STORM
I.a Crosse. Wis., Aug. 21. A severe
rain. wind, hail and electrical storm
swept over the country north and west
of here during the night. Great dam
age was done. In some cases the
storm took the form of a tornado. Hail
completely ruined growing crops in
large sections of western Wisconsin
and southern Minnesota. Traffic on
the Milwaukee and Burlington road
is completely demoralized.
POLES STRIKE TO
Failure to Recognize Them in Proposed
Assembly Bitterly Re
sented. Warsaw, Aug. 21. A general strike
has been proclaimed throughout Poland
as a protest against the disregard of
the right of the Poles in the scheme for
the calling of a presentations national
assembly. The strike began here to
Eighty socialists carrying arms.
while attempting to enter the city,
were opposed by a detachment of Cos
sacks. Eight socialists were killed.
Employes of the factories at Warsaw.
Lodz and Pobiatnec have joined the
Mitau, Russia. Aug. 21. Martial law
has been declared throughout the Bal
tic province of Courland.
Illinois Central Smashes Up Train
to Delay Work at New
RIOT QUELLED BY POLICE
Upshot of Years of Litigation in Which
Road Claimed Exclusive Right
New Orleans. 1m.. Aug. 21. The Illi
nois Central deliberately wrecked a
freight train of lo cars here yesterday
in an effort to stop the city's belt com
mission from constructing a track that
is to parallel the Illinois Central tracks.
The train was "kicked" by an engine
towards a point where the city's lalior
ers wi re at work. No one was injured,
but a riot followed, in which fighting
continued lit) minutes.
Police quelled the riot and arrested
70 men, and then guarded the set ne.
InirK tf l.illunllou.
The riot is the outcome of years of
litigation between the Illinois Central
and the city. The Illinois Central
maintained it had exclusive rights to
the street, and the city opposed the
The road had dumped carloads of
gravel over the proposed scene of the
city's work. Then the cars were
"kicked ' and sped at 15 miles an hour
straight down an open switch for the
belt road's construction gang.
MINES YIELD 91,793 TONS
Rock Island County Output of Coal
Shown in the State Report.
Coal mines in Rock Island county
yielded during the year llo4. l1.7:i
tons valued at $141,22, according to
the 2:!rd annual report of the Illinois
bureau of labor statistics. There were
14 mines in operation at the end of
the year, two new ones having opened
and five old ones abandoned. There
were 159 men employed. There were
4,2jU tons sold to the local trade, the
remainder being stiipped. The mine
of .1. .1. Pryce & Son at Coal Valley
was the largest producer, yielding ?.
O0i) tons, and that of the Silvis Mining
company at Carbon Cliff was next with
23.96 tons. Sackville Bros., of Coal
Valley, with IS, Sun, came third.
WALKER FUNERAL IN MILAN
Body of Victim Found in River and In
Death by accidental drowning, was
the verdict returned by the coroner's
jury Saturday afternron. when an In
quest was held over the body of David
Walker, who was a victim of the cur
rent in thoe waters a few hours be
fore. The inquest was held at Milan.
Mr. Walker was '.','.1 years of age and
leaves a widow and six children, resid
ing in Bowling townthip. The funeral
service was- held this atternoon in the
Milan Methodist church.
FATHER OF BOWLING
IN AMERICA IS DEAD
New York, Aug. 21. Thomas Curtis,
first prttident of the Anu rican Rowling
congress, and known throughou the
country as the "Father of Rowiing in
America." is dead of typhoid fev.r. at
hla home at Brooklyn, aged 73.
LORD CURZON DEFINITELY
QUITS POSITION IN EAST
REACH NEW YORK
Men Laid Off on Account of Suspen
sion cf Work Afflicted With
New York. Aug. 21. Sixty two Pan
ama canal employes arrived today on
the steamer Finance, from Colon. The
majority of them were laid off because
of the temporary abandonment of v.rk
on the Culebra division. Nine cabin
passengers and six members of the
crew were removed from the boat a;
quarantine suffering from high tem
peratures. BUNDLE LATE; GALESBURG
MAN SUES FOR $10,000
Brings Action Against Express Com
pany for Failure to Deliver
Galesburg. 111.. Aug. 21. A. A. Hal!
burg of this city has begun suit for
SlO.ono damages agains-t the Adams
Express company for the alleged fail
ure of the company to deliver a pack
age of photographs to him at Boston
during the photographers' convention.
Hallburg had expended a large sum in
preparing a set of photographs, which
he desired to enter in the competition
for a prize of $tltn. He prepaid the
express charges and left them :it the
The photographs were not delivered
until after the convention adjourned.
DATE OF FAIR AUG. 29-SEPT. 1
Great Northwestern at Sterling Has
The Northwestern fair will be held
Aug. 29 to Sept. 1 inclusive, at Ster
ling. 111. It gives promise of being the
very best event of its kind ever held by
The races consist of three great har
ness races each day, and present pros
pects are for a large entry list. In the
live stock department, the demand for
stalls and pens is unprecedented. The
space for the midway has been very
much enlarged, and arrangements have
been made for ;i number of high class
shows. In addition to some dozen or
more shows which will be on the
grounds, there will be numerous free
TRAIN THROUGH TO DENVER
Arrangements Being Made By Burling
ton for the Trip.
Plans are being made to have the
special (I. A. R. train consist of six
coaches carry the old soldiers direct to
Denver. The train haves Rock L-IiMid
at S o'clock on the morning of Sept. 4.
over the Rurlington route, and owing to
the fact that the rate is ihe lowest
made in years, a huge number are
planning to take advantage of the spe
cial train. It will be coniiosed of first
class equipment throughout, anil in ad
diiion to the sleeping cars, there will
be tourist cars and c hair cars.
The Moline martial band of five
pieces has been secured to accompany
tile (i. A. It. )sts to Denver.
ARLINGTON HOTEL IS SOLD
Popular Stopping Place at Galesburg
Has New Proprietor.
Tlie Ailington hotel, located near the
Huilingion depot at (lab sburg. has
changed hands, as many K.x k Island
ers who have slopped there wi.l be in-tere-sted
to learn. C. I). Hall, the form
er landloard. has disposed of t!i furni
ture and leaser to .1. L. Hoopes, pro
prietor of a number of hotels and lunch
counters on the Rurlington system.
Ralph Hoopes will !e the new manager.
FEUD WARS RAGE IN THE SOUTH;
SEVERAL MEET VIOLENT DEATHS
Members of miller Family Fired On by Rawlings in
Tennessee Howell County, Ky., Scene
of a Desperate Battle.
Harriinan. Texas. Aug. 21. Informa
tion i received here of a bloody feud
battle hear Alice Station, on the Queen
4: Crescent railroad. Frederick Miller
and son John, aged 2.1, an 1 Fred John
son were kilUd. and Henry Miller,
aged Is. dangerously wounded. The
men n route to the station were fired
on from ambush.
For more than 2u years a feud war
has raged between the Miller and Haw
lings families. It is not known what
members of the latter family engaged
in the fight. It is feared other killing
la Aaotlirr I'larr.
Clay City. Ky.. Aug. 21. In a des
perate fight on Black creek in Howell
county, one Camptll and otters were
Finally Resigns Post as
Head of Indian Government.
CLASH WITH KITCHENER
Over Army Appointments
Earl of Minto Named
London. Aug. 21. Inl Curzon has
resigned as viceroy of India, and the
earl of Minto. recently governor gen
eral of Canada, has been appointed his
The resignation of Lord Curzon.
which has been expected for some time
XjOBD CCKZOX, YICEEOV OP INDIA.
because of 'lis; unfortunate controversy
with Iird Kitchener over the new
plans for the army administration of
India, was announced officially at thu
India office last evening.
l iiriiiD' ioln I mrnt llr J--eil.
The differences between the viceroy
and the commander-in-chief of the In
dian army reached a crisis when the
cabinet refused to appoint Maj. Gen.
Sir Edmund Harrow, on Ixrd Curzon's
recommendation, military supply mem
ber of the council.
Dispatches, af'er the receipt of the
resignation, show, firstly, that Lord
Curzon and Lord Kitchener were un
able to agree over the details of the
reorganization; and. secondly, that
Iord Curzon at the time he left Eng
land expressed his entire disagreement
with the plan.
"Rut." says he. "1 loyally commenc
ed the undertaking and only resigned
when I realized that conflicts were
certain to arise between the command-er-in-chief
and the rest of the govern
ment of" India."
His concluding sentence reads:
"I reflect with sorrow how littlo Jus
tiricatinn there has been for the claim
you make of having reudered me your
Stewart Comes Back.
F. E. Stewart, formerly freight agent
of the C, R. I. & P. in DavenjKirt. and
well known in the tri cities, has been
apjointed traveling auditor for the
same 'company with headquarters at
Cedar Rapids. Mr. Stewart has re
cently been connected with the- St.
Louis A: Iron Mountain at liusseiu ille.
kill d and Tom and Cab. Mor'on. broth
ers, seriously wounded. Will Pcas-'ley
and Troy Pankett were slightly hurt.
More trouble i-, experted
TURNED CORNER TOO SHARPLY
Street Car Overturned at Milwaukee
and Fatality Results.
Milwaukee. Wis., Auk. 21 Henry
A i pas w as V ill. -I. several other per-
fcons fci-rio:;.-.!y injured, an J many oth
ers slightiy hurt in an yec;-1ent to a
street c;ir mar Whi'eflnh Bay lat
niht. The accident wan the result of
the car overturning from too rapid
running around a curve. There were
60 persons m the car at ta; time.
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