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VOL. 1,1V. NO. 303.
cans Urge Alteration
CONDITIONS DEMAND IT
Factional Contest and Other
Features Make Conven
Boston. Mass.. Oct. f. A factional
contest upon the question of tariff re
vision, especially with reference to
reciprocity with Canada, which involv
ed the nomination of a candidate for
lieutenant governor, and the presence
of five aspirants for the nomination
for attorney general, gives unusual In
terest to the republican state conven
tion here today.
The platform, which was adopted by
practically a unanimous vote, congrat
ulates Roosevelt on his achievement in
bringing about peace in the far east;
heartily indorses his "fearless enforce
ment of laws enacted to prevent great
corporations from oppressing the peo
ple by unjust discrimination by the de
struction of lawful competition," and
such additional legislation as may be
necessary t-o prevent all unjust dis
crimination in the form of railway re
bates or under any device whatever.
hull He Cbauicrd.
On the subject of the tariff, the plat
form says, while reaffirming the prin
ciple of protection:
"We recognize that rates should be
changed when conditions have so
changed that public interests demand
an alteration of schedules."
The congressional delegation is urg
cd to press upon their party associates
from other states the wisdom of con
sideration of the tariff for the purpose
of revision and readjustments.
f.ullil for (iotrraor,
Lieut, (iov. Curtis Guild. Jr.. whs
nominated for governor by acclama
tion. 12 ben S. Draper, of Hopedale, was
nominated for lieutenant governor.
TO SEE IF HE COULD
Old Man Then Insists on Pleading
Guilty to Counterfeiting Sen
tence Made Light.
Houston. Tex.. Oct. G. Pleaded with
from the bench by Federal -Judge
Hums to withdraw his plea of guilty,
and offering the services of the best
attorney free of all cost, white-haired
William McDormt-tt. aged . insisted
UKn his plea of guilty to the charge
of counterfeiting and asked for imme
diate sentence. He had coined 20 nick
els just to see if he could and told the
judge had no more money than was
needed at home while he was in the
penitentiary. He was given 13 months
LEAVE FOR CONVENTION
IN DECATUR NEXT WEEK
Change Time for Meeting of Supervis
ors and County Clerks From
February to October.
County Cltrk 11. B. Hubbard and Su
pervisors C. K. Whiteside of Moline.
D. W. Matthews of Milan, and Thomas
liees of Coal Valley leave next week
to attend the meeting of the Supervis
ors, County Commissioners and County
Clerks' association, which meets in
lecatur. Mr. Hubbard is treasurer of
this organization. This Is the second
meeting of the association this year,
the first being held at Galesburg last
February. At that time a change was
made in the time of meeting, from
February to October. Disagreeable
weather has followed the convention in
the former month and the delegates
thought that a change would result in
a better attendance and a more enjoy
Meet Next at Council Bluffs.
Cincinnati. Ohio. Oct. 6. At the final
tesslon of the Society of the Army of
Tennessee today Gen. G. M. Dodge
was re-elected president. Council
Bluffs was selected for the next meet
ing. VESSEL ASHORE AT
Astoria, Ore.. Oct. 6. A vessel is re
ported ashore mi the mouth of the Co
lumbia river. Owing to thick weather
it is not possible to classify the vessel.
English Papers Desire Under
standing With Russia
SEE MUTUAL ADVANTAGES
Negotiations to That End May Have
Already Been Be
3un. London. Oct. C: Following closely
upon the publication of the text of the
Anglo-Japanese treaty has come con
siderable talk of the possibility of an
understanding between Great Britain
and Russia. All newspapers are de
voting columns to a discussion of the
question pointing out that if Russia is
sincere in her expressions of a desire
for peace in central Asia, there is no
reason why the two ancient enemies
should not come to an agreement that
will not only assure peace, but clear
away suspicion leading to friction
which existed for years.
May llr rxwtlnllnK
That negotiations with this object in
view are pending seems possible,
though definite official confirmation is
COAL DEALERS ALL
Collection of Fines for Conspiracy Sus
pended by Appellate Court
Chicago, Oct. C. None of the officers
of the Retail Dealers Association of
Illinois and Wisconsin, who were fined
$100 each on charges of conspiracy to
raise the prices of coal, will be obliged
to pay fines, according to a decision
handed down today by Judge Freeman,
of the appellate court.
RUNAWAY INJURIES FATAL
Hon. Robert A. Mc Kin ley of Biggsville
Met With Fatal Accident.
Monmouth, 111., Oct. 0. Hon. Robert
A. McKinley of Biggsville. who was
injured in a runaway is dead. Mr. Mc
Kinley has been a resident of Biggs
ville for many years and has figured
strongly in politics. He was a demo
cratic member to the legislature from
this district in 1S80. He was also pres
ident of the Biggsville National bank
and was recently elected president of
the Old Settlers' association of Hen
derson and Warren counties. He is
survived by his wife and six daughters.
FEDERAL JURORS ARE DRAWN
Several from This County Must Report
at Peoria Oct. 16.
Among the jurors drawn to report
for service in the federal court at
Peoria Oct. 1G. Rock Island county
will be represented on the grand jury
by John G. Powell. Illinois City; Will
O'Neal. Milan; and William C. Ben
nett, Moline. On the petit jury there
will be W. It. Carey. Carbon Cliff; By
ron Kendall. Hillsdale; and John G.
Powell. Illinois City. Mr. Powell has
been drawn on both juries, hut of
course can serve on bur one.
Farmer Robbed and Murdered?
Dcs Moines. Iowa. Oct. G. Ed Gres
sor. a wealthy fanner was found dead
in his home near Avon, early today.
Neighbors believe the man was robbed
MAY DIE OF BURNS
Paul Baugh, Cambridge Youth,
Injured in Gasoline
WORKING IN A RESTAURANT
Spilled Liquid on Clothing Wnile Fil
ling Tank of Stove Proprietor
Cambridge. 111., Oct. 6. While pre
paring the noon meal at the restaurant
of Jud Record, where he was employed,
Paul Baugh. aged 17. was perhaps fa
tally burned yesterday. He had just
filled the tank of the gasoline stove
and in doing so had spilled some of the
liquid on his clothing. When he applied
a match to the stove there was an ex
plosion and he was enveloped in
IwtklBK Buraed Off.
Help was at hand and in a short
time the blaze had been smothere. but
not before the clothing had been burn
ed off the upper part of the unfortunate
youth's body and Mr. Record had been
badly injured about the hands and
An examination by a physician show
ed that young Baugh's condition was
almost hopeless, the greater portion of
the surface of his body having been
reached by the flames.
THE ARGUS. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6, 1 90 j. TWELVE PAGES.
Bad Habits First Among
Causes of Disease
HEALTH IS IMPROVING
Surgeon General O'Reilly Re
ports Enlisted Strength
Washington. D. C. Oct. C. Surgeon
General R. H. O'Reilly has submitted
an exhaustive report on health condi-
ions of the army to Secretary Taft.
The report says the enlisted strength
of the army, as shown on the returns
of the military secretary, was Grt.139.
There were 79,580 "admissions" to
sick report. During the year there
were 40G deaths from all causes and
1.377 discharges for disability. The
figures, he says, show a steady and
progressive improvement in health.
line to Immoral HiiliitM.
The report says by far the most im
portant diseases affecting the efficien
cy of the army during the year has
been those resulting from immoral
habits, which caused 10 per cent of all
admissions. This class- of disease ad
vanced from third to first place in the
number of admissions to sick report.
STREED CLEW HERE?
State's Attorney Sturtz of Henry Coun
ty Intimates Visit Brought
Kewanee, 111.. Oct. G. State's Attor
ney Sturtz is believed to have secured
an important clew in the St reed mys
tery during a visit to Rock Island. He
admits that he has been looking up
he business which engaged the atten
tion of Mr. Streed for three days imme
diately preceding his mysterious death
and Intimated that his trip has not
been in vain. He refused to give out
anything definite, however, adding that
the solution .of the mystery had not
been discovered and that work was
progressing on several clews.
The appearance of several mysteri
ous men in Cambridge, lends color to
the rumor that both Mrs. Srreed and
the authorities have put detectives at
Marie C. Brehm Pays
at Illinois W. C. T.
Bloomington. 111.. Oct. G. At today's
session of the W. C. T. IT. convention
memorial services were held for Mrs.
Lucie B. Tyng and Mrs. Milton K.
Smith, prominent state workers. Offi
cers' reports were read, showing the
membership is 13.100. Miss Carrie
Brehm. state president in an address,
declared former President Cleveland's
views on the question of suffrage were
STATE FAIR CROWD 90,000
Governor's and "Modern Woodman"
Day Bring Big Attendance.
Springfield, 111-. Oct. 6. Ninety
thousand people fairly swamped the
Illinois state fair grounds yesteroay.
It was "governor's day" and "Modern
Woodman day." and the governor and
state officers were entertained at the
grounds by the state board of agricul
ture. Large delegations of Modern
Woodmen were also present.
YOUNG FORGER WAS INSANE
Charles Fairchilds Arrested Here, Sent
to Asylum from Monmouth.
Charles Fairchilds. the young man
who was arrested here Monday for
forging two checks was taken to the
Watertown hospital yesterday, having
been adjudged insane at his home in
Monmouth, where he was taken to an
swer for his crimes.
Postal to Galesburg.
The Postal Telegraph company is ar
ranging for the extension of its lines
from Galva to Galesburg. It is the in
tention to continue on to Quincy, and
connect with lines already there.
Drowned in River.
Charles Siefert, of La Crosse, an em
ploye of a river improvement contract
or at work above Clinton, fell off a
barge and was drowned yesterday. The
body has not been recovered.
Indicted Peoria School Superin
tendent Probably Took $300,
000 to $500,000.
BEARS NATIONAL REPUTATION
Shown to Have Underpaid Teachers
and Raised the Value of
Peoria. 111.. Oct. 6 .A total of 13 in
dictments hare thus far been returned
against Newton C. Dougherty, city su
perintendent of schools and president
of the Peoria National bank. Ten of
them were for embezzlement and three
for forgery. Forty more are being
drawn by the state's attorney's office.
It is announced from that -office today
the total would reach more than 200.
According to statements made by a
member of the grand jury today, hun
dreds of pieces of school scrip which
it is alleged have been changed after
being signed by the president of the
school board, are missing.
At a meeting, the Peoria Clearing
House association today voted to ten
der a loan of $100,000 to the Peoria
National bank if in the judgment of
the directors it became necessary, ow
ing to the unsettled condition of finan
cial affairs of the bank, following the
withdrawal of President Dougherty.
Amount Takrn (irowN.
Peoria. Oct. G. Additional light on
the peculations of N. C. Dougherty, for
2S years superintendent of the Peoria
schools, who was arrested yesterday on
charges of forgery, are that the
amounts taken will total from $300,000
The return of the indictmeuts and
the subsequent arrest of Mr. Dougherty
caused a sensation. His career has
been more than local. For over a quar- J
ter ot a century ne nas been promi
nently identified with state and na
tional educational organizations, his
prominence leading to his election in
1896 as president of the National Edu
cational association at the Buffalo con
vention. He has been president of the
Illinois Teachers association, and in
1901 served as Illinois commissioner at
the Paris exposition.
Mr. Dougherty has been accounted
an immensely wealthy man. His
known interests in this city and else
where seem to bear out this state
ment. He is president of the Peoria
National bank and ono of the heavy
stockholders in that institution. He
is heavily interested in and has for
years been one of the moving spirits
in the Title & Trust company. He is
interested in the Peoria Livery com
pany and the Colean Manufacturing
company. He owns the Arcade build
ing, several thousand acres of land in
Wisconsin, vast tracts of land in Ar
kansas and other western states, and,
so it is said, owns a building at Wash
ington and Pine streets in St. Louis
which has a rent roll of $12,000 per
year. His friends estimate his wealth
as at least $300,000.
Friend in II Itch 1'Iihtm.
His prominence in pedagogical cir
cles has brought him the close friend
ship of educators like Nicholas Murray
Butler, president of Columbia univer
sity, and Dr. William Rainey Harper,
president of the University of Chicago.
At present he is one of the three trus
tees in charge of the reserve fund of
$147,000 held by the National Educa
The indictment alleges that during
the investigation it was revealed that
Mr. Dougherty had been paying school
teachers in money, giving some teach
ers $lo per month less than was al-
owed them by the board. The teach
ers had not been told of their raise in
salary and supposed they were getting
what the board allowed them.
Kainrn Value of Script.
In one case school script for $1.10
was raised by Dougherty to $1,110, ani
in another case, a bill for $:7 was rais
ed to $3,700. Mr. Dougherty manipu
lating the funds, paying the $37 and
placing the remainder of the $3,7o0 to
his own credit. In this manner, it is
charged, he misappropriated the most
of the money. A great deal of the
amount taken has been Invested In
real estate and business ventures.
Cave-in at State Quarry Fatal
to Proprietor and 13
Troy, N. Y.. Oct. 6. Fourteen men
were killed and two injured today by a
cave-in at the Vermont Slate company's
quarry near Granville. Among the
dead is J. B. Williams, president of
the company. The others were Hun
PACKERS FILE A
Chicago Oct. 6. A formal demurrer
in the beef trust casts was filed this
afternoon in the federal court by John
S. Miller, attorney for the packers.
Police of Country Seek
$250,000 FUNDS GONE
Started From New York for
West and Has Not Since
New York. Oct. C. Through police
headquarters of the country a wido
alarm has been sent out for Abram
Schiffer, part owner of the Alamosa
bank of Alamosa, Col., which closed
its doors a few days ago after $250,0oo
of its funds were reported missing.
I.rrt Nfiv Vurk.
Schiffer left New York last Thurs
day, ostensibly for Alamosa, and has
not been heard from since.
BIG DEATH LIST IN
Two Hundred Natives and 25 Ameri
cans and Other Foreigners
Manila. Oct. 0. Government reports
show the result of the recent storm
were very serious. At least 200 na
tives and 25 Americans and foreigners
were killed. It is impossible to identi
fy many of the latter.
In Albay, Sorsogon. Masbate and Sa
mar, fields have been devastated and
crops damaged. Forty-eight per cent
of the buildings, dwellings, schools and
warehouses were destroyed.
CROWE PLANNED TO
Blackmailer Declares He and Pal Had
Trap Set and Ransom Was to
Butte. Mont.. Oct. t. Pat Crowe told
yesterday of a scheme which almost
was executed to kidnap John D. Rocke
feller and hold him for $2.000.oou ran
som. Alter the tudahy artair in Oma
ha he said, he and his partner fled to
Chicago, where they hid. He found it
so easy to avoid arrest and the Cuda
hy matter so easy that he decided to
go after bigger game, and Rockefeller
was decided on. The two made a trip
to Cleveland to study the lay of the.
land. They determined to hold tip the
watchman, gag him, get Rockefeller,
hustle him into a rig. and drive off.
The time was set for one Wednes-
lay night. The horse and wagon had
been engaged and a house in the conn-
ry secured, but a few hours before
he time Crowe's partner weakened
and refused to go into it. Crowe then
fled to South Africa.
Officers from Omaha arrived last
night to take Crowe back there.
TAINTED MONEY A MYTH
Bishop Fawcett Gives Hia Views to
Memtes of Peoria Church.
Bishop M. Edward Fawcett. of the
Quincy diocese, speaking to the Men's
club of St. Paul's Episcopal church at
Peoria Wednesday night on the subject
Money" expressed himself as follows:
"Money has no character. Money is
not moral, neither is it immoral. Money
is rot tainted, it is men that are moral
and immoral and it is nun that are
tainted. We need have no fear of the
character of money in itself, it is the
acts of our fellow men which must be
weighed and it is the use of the money.
not the character of it in which crime
RETURNS FROM GRAND LODGE
H. A. Clevenstine Attended as Dele
gate from Rock Island, No. 658.
H. A. Clevenstine returned today
from Chicago, where he had been in at
tendance at the grand lodge of Illinois
Masons. He represented Rock Island
lodge. No. Cos. of which he is the wor
shipful master. Mr. Clevenstine re
ports that C. B. Ward, of this city,
deputy grand lecturer, was honored
with the appointment on an important
committee by the grand master. A. F.
Casper, of Trio lodge will spend a few
rlava in Chicago before returning. He
is accompanied by Mrs. Casper. In ad
dition to the usual business, the grand
lodge adopted revised by-laws.
Turkish Soldier Dead.
Constantinople. Oct. C. Field Mar
shal Edhem Pasha, who was commander-in-chief
of the victorious Turkish ar-
l my in the w ar with Greece, Is dead.
F. A. Delano Succeeds to Presi
dency of the Wabash
BOARD OF DIRECTORS ACT
Spectacular Fight for Control of Sys
tem Will Be Resumed at An
New York. Oct. fl. The directors of
the Wabash railroad met yesterday af
ternoon and removed Joseph Ramsey.
Jr.. from the presidency. F. A. De
l:ino. first vice president, was elected
to succeed him. Mr. Ramsey was re
moved on the ground that he had made
an attack upon the railroad an un
precedented thing for a railroad man to
do. according to one of the directors.
At a special meeting of the directors
last Monday Mr. Ramsey's leave of ab
sence was extended from Oct. 1 to
Oct. It), the date of the annual meet
ing, when Mr. Ramsey hopes to get
control of the road. Mr. Ramsey was
present at that meeting, and entered
a formal protest against the extension
of his leave of absence.
(ioiittl In I'rmrnt tit Meeting.
The meeting yesterday, according to
one of the directors, was Monday's
meeting adjourned. The directors pres
ent beside Mr. Ramsey were George
1. Gould. Edgar T. Welles. Thomas II.
Hubbard. John T. Terry. Winslow S.
Pierce and E. JeflVry. Mr. Delano
also was present.
Mr. Ramsey said that Mr. Delano,
the new president, had shaken hands
with him after the meeting ami that
he had congratulated Mr. Delano on
his election. Mr. Delano succeeded
him us president of the Wabash-Pittsburg
Terminal company and the Wheel
ing & Iake Erie railroad several
months ago and at about the same time
was elected a vice president of the
TARKIO MAN GREAT FARMER
David Rankin Who Has 24,000 Acres
Made Fortune Out of Soil.
David Rankin, of Tarkio. Mo., who
has earned the title of the greatest
farmer in the country, was interview
ed at Builington the other day. He
stated that he began feeding cattle on
an SOacre farm in Illinois over o0 years
ago and he is now the owner of 21,000
acres of land in northwestern Missouri
and southwestern Iowa. His fortune
was accumulated gradually, and now
he has an income some years of more
than $loo,ouo. He farms and feeds cat-
tie on H.rtoo acres ami the balance he
puts in the hands of others to raise
corn on paying them 12 cents a bushel
for what they crib for him regardless
of the market price. He says on his
land one day's work by a man with
horses and implements produces 100
bushels of corn and he gave three boys,
aged 9, It; and IS years. $4,300 for what
they produced tin "00 acres.
Meeting of Missionary Socieites.
A union met ting of all the Ladies'
Foreign and Home Missionary societies
of this city is to be held this evening
at the Grace Lutheran church on Forty-fourth
street. An interesting pro
gram will be given relating to both
home mid foreign missions. One of the
speakers of the evening is Rev. C O.
Larson, who departs for India soon,
and who will talk on foreign missions.
Rev. A. F. Hamilton, of Milwaukee,
will talk on Home Missions and Rev.
K. .Ion son of this city will also take
part in the program. Mrs. A. F. Ham
ilton will render a vocal solo. A col
lection for missionary work will be tak
George B. McClellan Will Again
Make Race for Mayor
of New York.
ENTHUSIASM AT CONVENTION
President Roosevelt's Part in Peace
Negotiations Praised in Reso
lutions. New York, Oct. J. Mayor George
B. McClellan last night was renominat
ed for mayor of New York City for the
four years' term beginning January 1
next by the democratic city convention
or Tammany hall organization. The
Tammany convention was held in
Carnegie hall amid much enthusiasm.
Mr. McClellan was the only member
of the present administration renomin
ated. ti e ticket named by the eonven
tion b ing as follows:
For Mayor George H. McClellan, of
For Controller Herman A. Metz,
For President of the Board of Alder
men Patrick F. McGowan, of Manhat
I A resolution was adopted highly
commending President Roosevelt for
hia services in bringing about peace
between Russia and Japan.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Family of MutuaPs Pres
ident Harvest So
SON KNOWS LITTLE
Professes Ignorance of Fath
er's Salary Fixed by Fi
Now York. Oct. C Robert 11. Me-
Curdy. general n -anager of the Mutual
Life Insurance company, was again a
witness today in the insurance Investi
gation. McCurdy said the salaries of
the Mutual Life officers were fixed by
the finance committee. He did not
know the salary of the president, and
lid not know the finance committee
ever fixed the president's salary.
MrCunha ! Mnc-h.
New York. (V. ('. A flood of gold of
istonishing size and swiftness tlows
from the strong box of the Mutual Life
Insurance company to the pockets ot
President Richard A. McCurdy and
his relatives, according to testimony
jiven yesterday before the legislative
Son of l'ra-ll-nt Mul llloh.
It was shown that since 1SS2, when
Robert H. McCurdy, the sou of the
president of the company, became a
partner at the ai;e of 22 in the Mu
tual's metropolitan agency, operated
under the firm name of Charles H.
Raymond & Co.. his income from com
missions on new business and renewal
premiums from Uiat source and from
the company's foreign business has
amounted to $l.To.".;si. In addition to
that sum he has been receiving a sal
ary of $30,000 since July 1. 1SDJ. as the
general manager of the Mutual.
.SoD-iii-l.tiMT (.(-In HI.
Facts were also brought out show
fug that Ixiuis A. Thebaud, who be
came Richard A. McCurdy's son-iu-law
in lSNfi and was made a partner In tha
Raymond metropolitan agency in lSln.
has received in net profits since tho
latter date $l::2,s:il, that sum being
his share under tho partnership ar
rangement with Col. Charles H. Ray
mond. FERRY AND BRIDGE
MONOPOLY IS HIT
President Orders Department of Jus
tice to Act in St. Louis
Washington. Oct. Fpon leaving
the White House today after the ses
sion of the cabinet Attorney General
Moody made the following announce
"It. WiiH detei mint d by i he president
that upon the complaint pending In the
department of Justice against the mo
nopolization of bridges and ferries
across tlx- M ississippi into St. louis.
appropriate action should be begun by
the attotyiey general."
FIRE DAMAGES HOUSE
ON THIRTIETH STREET
Residence Was Brick Structure and
Loss Was Limited Originated on
Porch at Rear.
Fire di.-covi red about 10;j' last
evening caused $L'on damage to the
Tcg l r property. "1 1 Thirtieth street.
at present occupied by J. II. Hubbel
and family. The fire, it seems, orig
inated in the wood work of the rear
porch, and when discovered had ex
tended into the roof over the kitchen.
It is supposed that he fire was caused
by hot ashes thrown near the porch
early in the evening. The firemen had
some difficulty in extinguishing the
blaze, owing to the fact that the
flames had worked under the roof and
into the. walls. The building Is a brick
structure, and the flames were easily
confined to the rear of the house.
Married Twenty-five Years.
Mr. and Mrs. K. G. Frazer. long time
resident or this city, are being remem
bered by their many rriends today, as
thiH is th- 2"th anniversary of their
marriage, having been married Oct. C.
ISSu. Because of the serious illn'-ss of
their daughter, festivities which had
been planned to be held at the homo
this evening, have been abandoned.
UNDER A BUILDING
St. Petersburg. Oct. 0. A flve-stoTy
buildiug in course of constructon col
lapsed today. One hundred workmen
are buried iu the ruins.