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VOL. LIV. .NO. IIV2.
THE AKGUS. TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1903.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
French Dispatch War
ships as Warning
GOING TO MARTINIQUE
Propose to Establish Blockade
Unless Castro Makes
Paris. Oct. 17. The departure of the
armored rruisir Desaix from Cher
bourn yesterday for the Island of Mar
tinique, French West Indies, inaugurat
ed preparations for dealing with the
Venezuelan question with a strong
hand if President Castro persists in his
pnscnt course. The Desaix will be
joined at P.rest by two cruisers and
two others now at Martinique. The five
ships will rendezvous at Fort De
Mrrrly I'rrrun tlonury.
These preparations are precaution
ary as officials here are Mill hopeful
Castro wiii make hiiitable amends. It
Is understood the demonstration, if fin
ally resorted to. will take the form of
a blockade of Venezuelan ports.
TO GREET BRYAN
Former Insurgents Plan One Function
and American Admirers
Manila. Oct. 17. Preparations are
beiriK made lure lor an elaborate re
ctption ami banquet to be tendered
William J. Bryan on his arrival in Ma
nila by native Filipinos, principal
among whom are the former insurgents
Gomez and Lucbans and the famous
Ixpcz family. The American admir
ers of Iiryan are holding aloof from
ihe Filipinos and will give him a sep
BLACK HAND BLOWS
UP GROCERY STORE
Demanded $1,000 From a New York
Merchant, Who Failed to
New York. Oct. 17. A charge of
dynamite exploded in a doorway of the
grocery store of Antonio Garbalvo. on
the east side, early today, wrecked the
front of the building and threw into a
panic hundreds of tenants in the neigh
borhood. No one was dangerously In
jured. Garbalvo a week ago received
a "black band" letter demanding $l.O0
H. R. WILLIAMS IS CHOSEN
Former General Manager of St. Paul
Heads Pacific Railroad.
Seattle, Wash.. Oct. 17. Notice of
the election of II. R. Williams as pres
ident. W. I. Darling as chief engineer
and A. H. Rarkley as secretary -treasurer
of the Pacific railroad, incorporated
here last week, has been filed. Mr.
Williams resigned suddenly as general
mauager of the Chicago. Milwaukee &
St. Paul immediately alter the annual
meeting of the company. Mr. Darling
resigned last Friday as chief engineer
of the Chicago. Hock Island & Pacific.
Pueblo. Col.. Oct. 17. Fourteen pas
sengers, one of whom may die. were
injured yesterday by the wrecking of
a westbound St. luis-IK-nver fiver on
the Missouri Pacific railway near Sugar
Cil f. miles eust of Pueblo. The ac
cident waa caused by the spreading of
PLANS TO POT AN
Andrew Carnegie Proposes
Peace Agreement Among
St. Andrews. Scotland. Oct. 17. An
drew Canuple was today installed as
lord rtctor for the second time before
a large and distinguished gathering. In
his inaugural address Carnegie devot
ed himself entirely to desirability, ne
cessity and even possibility of putting
an end to war.
In his opinion five nations, or even
three, banded together in a league of
peace and inviting all other nations to
join them, could banish all war in fu
SORRY WE GOT 'EM
All Members of Taft Party But
One Favor Selling the
SECRETARY ALONE DISSENTS
United States Senator Dubois of Idaho
Talks at Omaha Says Islanders
Are Merely Cowed.
Des Moines. Iowa. Oct. 17. United
States Smator Fred T. Dubois of Idaho,
who is visiting in Des Moines, declares
that every member of the Taft party
in the Philippines, with one ex
ception, was sorry the islands ever
came into the possession of the United
States. That one exception, he said
was Secretary Taft himself. Senator
Dubois urgently advocates the sale of
the islands to Japan.
"Trouble of great magnitude is
brewing for us there."' he said. "The
island people seem pacified now under
our soldiery, but it is only because they
are afraid of us more than they hate
us. But we are teaching them to fight
us. The native constabulary is learn
ing just what we did before we sought
"The tariff question will be most per
plexing. If we try to maintain it China
and Japan will pursue the same policy
to the detriment of progress there. The
introduction of coolie labor will make
trouble. We are so far away that the
expense of running the possessions
must necessarily be enormous."
PLAIN COUNTRY GENTLEMAN
Career Duke Cyril, Banished From Rus
sia, Proposes to Lead.
Coburg. Oct. 17. The marriage of
Grand Duke Cyril of Russia and Prin
cess Victoria Melita Oct. 8, at Tegern
see, according to Russian rites, was
formally announced today. The grand
duke is arranging to buy the estate
near here of Herr Rueckert. He in
tends, it is said, to live the simple life
of a country gentleman.
PRINTERS RIOT; 40 ARE HURT
Serious Trouble Follows Strike in Rus
sian Government Shops.
St. Petersburg, Oct. 17. In an en
counter between poljbte and striking
printers at the governtuent bureau of
printing and engraving thl3 afternoon.
40 persons were injured, but none se
riously. The printers attempted to hold
a meeting against the command of the
minister of finance who requisitioned
police, and the strikers were driven
from the building. Sliooting has just
been reported from the Pehl cotton
mill in an eastern suburb of this city
where a strike broke out this morning.
SIMPSON AT DEATH S DOOR
Doctors Assert Kansas Statesman Can
not Live 24 Hours.
Wichita. Kans.. Oct. 17. ExCon
gressman Jerry Simpson is at death s
door according to a statement issued
early today by physicians. At best the
physicians consider it hardly probable
the patient will survive another 24
ATTEND SESSION OF SYNOD
Dr. W. S. Marquis on Educational
Committee of Organization.
Rev. W. S. Marquis. D. D., pastor of
Hroadway Presbyterian church, is at
Champafgn. 111., where the Illinois
Presbyterian synod opens tnis evening.
The synod, which was held in Rock
Island last year, will continue over
Thursday. Dr. Marquis is to take a
prominent part in the proceedings, he
being a member of the education com
mittee of the organization. This com
ruittet? was assigned much important
work for the last year, and the report
will be of particular interest. Miss
Fannie Cleland. of this city is attend
ing the Young Peoples' Missionary de
partment sessions, held in connection
with the synod. She represents the
raid Last of Loan.
New York. Oct. 17. Kuhn. lsurb &
Co.. bankers, yesterday paid 117.000,000
to the Japanese government, the bal
ance due on the loan floated last July.
END TO ALL WARS
ture. He did not hope that war would
cease immediately, but believed lasting
peace would come much sooner than is
UKASE FOR DUKE CYRIL
Czar's Order Deprives Willful Groom of
All Military Honors.
St. Petersburg, Oct. 17. The Official
Messenger yesterday published an im
perial ukase dismissing Grand Duke
Cvril from th s-rvtf hwaiiKf of his
recent marriage to Princess Victoria,
divorced wife of the Grand Duke of
Hesse. The ukase deprives the grand
duke of his decorations and other honors.
Opinion of McCurdy Re
SALARIES KEPT UP
Though Those of Foreign Finan
ciers Are But a Frac
tion. New York, Oct. 17. Richard A. Mc
Curdy. president of the Mutual Life
was .again a witness before the commit
tee investigating insurance business to
day. Before the witness was called, James
McKeen, associate counsel to the com
mittee, put in evidence a statement of
the assets of the Mutual Life and the
banks of England. France and Ger
many. James M. ueck, counsel for the
Mutual, claimed before the committee
the assets of the Mutual Life exceeded
the combined assets of those banks.
McKeen said he has ascertained the
combined assets of those institutions
were $2,22C,575.ooo. while those of the
Mutual were H40.97S.0OO. McKeen
had found the salary of the president
of the bank of Germany to be $30,000
perannum and that of chief governor of
the bank of England, $10,000.
Hrfuxr in Talk Dividend.
When McCurdy was called. Hughes
read a number of letters from stock
holders showing a gradual reduction of
dividends on policies in the face of an
increasing reserve fund. But McCurdy
positively refused to enter upon a dis
cussion concerning dividends, etc.. say
ing such information could be obtain
ed from the actuary of the company.
Hughes then brought out that salaries
had been slightly reduced in reforms
of the clerical force and the general
"I have not reduced the salaries of
executive officers. They were never
too fat anyway," said McCurdy.
HITS AT DIVORCEES
Prohibits Pastors Marrying Guilty Par
ties or Others Within a
Milwaukee, Wis., Oct. 17. The Luth
eran general council yesterday after
noon settled the marriage and divorce
question by the adoption of a canon as
to the practice of the church in future
That its pastors shall decline tu re
marry any person who has husband
or wife living, unless such person shall
have been divorced by due process of
law from such husband or wife for the
cause of adultery or willful desertion,
and in that case that they consent to
marry only the Innocent party to such
divorce, and then not until the expira
tion of a year after a divorce shall have
C M. HAYS HAS BIG TASK
W. E. Curtis Tells of Former Rock Is
Today's letter of William E. Curtis
in the Record-Herald tells of the im
mense undertaking of the Grand Trunk
road to extend through the Canadian
northwest to the Pacific coast and
north to the gold fields. Credit for the
inception of tho plan he credits to
Charles M. Hays, one of Rock Island's
sons who have achieved distinction in
the railway world. Mr. Curtis gives a
sketch of the career of Mr. Hays in
which he traces his rise from the hum
ble beginning he made here.
STOP SENDING WAR
SUPPLIES TO ISLE
Roosevelt's Proclamation Declares
American Purpose to Assist San
Washington, Oct. 17. Importations
of arras, ammunition and munitions of
war of every kind from any port of the
L'nited States and Porto Rico to any
part of the Dominican republic is pro
hibited by a presidential proclamation
issued today. Accompanying the pro
clamation is an explanatory memoran
dum to the effect that this action was
taken after consultation with the Do
minican government and is intended to
assist the latter in the enforcement of
their regulations designed to prevent
the perennial revolutionists of the is
land from getting war supplies.
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Fall River, Mass.. Oct 17. The man
ufacturers' association today announc
ed a 5 per cent increase in wages of
cotton mill operatives and a profit
sharing plan, to take effect Oct. 25,
which would net an additional S per
cent, effective Oct. 25. Twenty-five
thousand employes are affected.
DENTISTS ARE IN
Clinics This Afternoon and Banquet at
Harper House Tonight Elect
The annual meeting of the Rock
Island County Dental society is being
held today, the meeting opening this
afternoon with an interesting series of
clinics at the office of Dr. H. G. Treni
in this city. The clinics opened at 2
o'clock, and occupied the afternoon ses
sion. The dentists will gather at the
Harper this evening, for dinner, and
following a business and social session
will be held.
At the business session the presi
dent, Dr. U W. SkhJmore, of Moline,
will make his report, covering the
year, and the report of the treasurer
will also be heard. The annual elec
tion of officers will be held, and plans
made for the ensuing year.
MOLINE LEVIES TAX
OF $1 ON EVERY POLE
Ordinance Passes Council That Will
Net City Large Sum An
nually. Moline will hereafter assess an an
nual tax of $1 a pole against all cor
porations having wires in the city.
This includes the telephone companies,
at which the ordinance was originally
aimed, telegraph companies. Peoples'
Power company and the Tri-City Rail
way. This is an annual tax and will
net the city several thousand dollars.
The ordinance was passed by the city
council last night.
DRIVEN TO DEATH BY WOMAN
Dentist Hounded by Girl He Saved
Kills Self at Yates City.
Yates City. III., Oct. 17 Determin
ed to escape from the importunities and
threats of a Chicago woman, whose
identity he would not disclose, but
whose life he claims to have saved. Dr.
G. H. Stevenson, a dentist, shot and
killed himself Sunday night.
Dr. Stevenson came from Chicago to
Yates City four months ago. Sunday-
night he told Miss Sadie McKinty, on
whom he was a frequent caller, that
he had received a letter from a Chicago
woman in which she thre.iened to
shoot him. On former occasions he
told her he had received on an average
a letter a month from the woman,
whose life he had saved, but whom he
refused to marry.
MAY YET BUILD THE LINE
New Contract to Be Let for Construc
tkn of Henry County Interurban.
Revival of hope that the interurban
railway between Kewanee. Cambridge.
and Geneseo will be constructed comes
through recent action of the company
in taking steps to secure another con
tractor for the work. The contract
was let last year for the building of the
road, but the contractor failed to carry
out his agreement and there being no
forfeiture bond, the company was help
less. The time for that contract is
now expiring and W. H. Schott, presi
dent of the company is in New York
arranging for another contract. Rep
resentatives of the company have ap
peared before the city cou.icil at Gen
eseo and have secured an extension
of the franchise.
PREPARING FOR THE RUSH
Opening of the Rummage Sale Takes
Preparations are being made for the
rush that always marks the opening of
the rummage sale. There is a larg
stock of goods on the shelves already,
although the territory east of Seven
teenth street is yet to be canvassed
with the wagons. The sale, which Is
this year in the Armory halL will open
at 2 o'clock.
Factory Fire Station.
Upon petition of the Moline factories
the council of that city agreed last
night to grant a fire station north of
the railway tracks. The factory men
will donate the site and loan the money
for the equipment without interest.
Mines Sold for $6,000,000.
Missoula, Mont.. Oct. 17. It is an
nounced In Missoula that the Morning
and Evening group of mine in the
Coeur d'AIenes have been sold to the
Federal Mining and Smelting company
of New York for approximately 16,-000,000.
Officers of Repair Ship
Are Held for a
BY MOROCCAN TRIBE
Desire Money and Release of
Brigand Chief, Valiente,
Tangier. Oct. 17. Two British ma
rine officers, Capt. J. E. Crowther, and
Lieut. E. A. S. Pat ton. have been cap
tured and carrie'd off by the Anjero
tribe, while returning to Ceuta from
the British repair ship Assistance, re
cently wrecked in Tetuan bay.
lluil an HMoort.
They had an escort of 21 Rilt tribes
men and were attacked by half a dozen
Anjeras, under a brother of Valiente,
the brigand chief, who was recently ar
rested at Tangier. The Riffs fled and
the two officers were overpowered. The
same band lately assassinated the gov
ernor of Ceuta and his son.
; lo lk 'IVrniM.
The minister of foreign affairs lias
dispatched couriers to open negotia
tions with the captors, whose object
supposedly is to secure a ransom and
the release of Valiente who is impris
oned at Fez.
VittorouM Action 1'lnuuril.
London. Oct. 17. The British for
eign office has sent instructions to its
minister to Morocco to take most en
ergetic measures in regard to the cap
ture of two officers of the Royal Ma
rines by Anjera tribesmen.
PREFERS THE "OLD
President James Speaks at Dedication
of Girls' Clubhouse at State
Urbana, 111., Oct. 17. Woman's hall,
the new clubhouse for girls in the Uni
versity of Illinois, was the scene of asi
impressive dedication ceremony yes
terday, marking the feature of tho sec
ond day's celebration of President Ed
mund J. James' installation. The ded
icatory service was held in the gymna
sium, anrl President James and Presi
dent Lillian W. Johnson, of Western
College for Women in Oxford, Ohio,
were the principal speakers. In the
eveping President Frank W. Gunsaulus,
of Armour institute, spoke in the arm
ory on "Heroism in Scholarship."
President James in his address said
that by the erection of tho new hall
the University of Illinois hail commit
ted itself irretrievably to the policy of
coeducation. His prophecy was that
clubs for women would follow in all
states. He said he hoped it would di
minish the sorority evil and lauded the
Champaign, 111., Oct. 17. The second
day of jubilee week at the University of
Illinois, the chief feature of which is
the installation of Dr. Edmund J.
James as president, was devoted to.
military exercises. Addresses were
made in the armory by Richard J. Harr,
mayor of Joliet, James Hamilton Lew
is of Chicago, and Lieut. Gov. Sherman.
A DAVENPORT MAN DEAD
W. H. Fernald, Candy Manufacturer,
Succumbs to Paralysis.
W. H. Fernald, for years junior mem
ber of the Reimers & Fernaul company,
of Davenport, one of the largest manu
facturers of candies in the state of
Iowa, died at his home in that city-
last night, the result of a recent stroke
of paralysis. Mr. Fernald was 70 years
of age and came to Davenport from the
east in 1871.
FRED ROWE IS LET
OUT BY GOVERNOR
Yates Man Succeeded as Insurance At
torney by Charles H. Ha-'
Chicago, Oct. 17. Gov. I-neen last
night appointed Charles H. Hamill, for
merly his law partner, to be attorney
for the state insurance dVpartmen',
succeeding Fred Rowe, of Morgan
county, formerly chairman of the re
publican state central committees The
appointment of a man so well known
to the governor as Mr. Hamill, and
long so closely associated with him in
.law practice, is thought to be signifi
cant in view of possible developments
I in insurance matters.
DRIFTED ON RAFT
Harrowing Tale Related by Sur
vivors of Crew of Atlan
WRECKED OFF CAROLINAS
At Mercy of Waves Four Days, Six
Out of Eight Men Dying or
Boston. Oct. 17. A story of a north
Atlantic shipwreck, in winch eight sea
men suffered so fearfully from expos
ure, hunger and thirst that six either
died outright, were washed away, or
crazed by their fearful experience,
threw themselves into the sea. is told
by two survivors of the coasting
schooner Vanname and King which
was beaten to pieces by a gale off the
South Carolina coast on Oct. C.
Two SnllorN Sunlvr.
The two men who lived through the
five days and were rescued by the
schooner Stillman F. Kelly, and who ar
rived here late last night, are William
Thomas and William G. Warner. The
schooner struck the storm Oct. 5. The
next day she sprung a leak and filled
rapidly and was soon on her beam ends.
The crew huddled on the weather side,
lashing themselves to the bulwarks.
That night a great wave broke both
legs of Seaman Arthur. Next night he
died and was dropped overboard. All
of them huddled on a piece of the af
terhouse. Mate Chase's mind gave way
Sunday night and he jumped into the
sea. Monday, Capt .-Tin Maxwell became
violently insane and followed his mate's
Third Snllor SuU-iilril.
A third suicide followed, the engin
eer throwing himself into the sea a
few hours after Maxwell. A colored
seaman died Monday night and the
body was cast into the sea. Relief
came Vl hours later when the schooner
Stillman F. Kelly sighted the craft and
hove to alongside.
Both Thomas ami Warner had to be
taken off in slings and for two days
were unable to move.
JMMk liiMNnttrN All Hurt.
Philadelphia. Pa.. Oct. 17. The
American liner Merion got into port
yesterday. There were half a score of im
migrants too battered to be taken away
by relatives when the vessel reached
the docks. Three had broken bones.
There was not one of the 50 passen
gers who did not have at least a bruise
to show for the passage.
The vessel struck the path of the
storm that tossed the Campania and
hit the cross section of the big wave
that washed five off the other ship.
KID RODMAN GETS DRAW
IN MATCH IN DAVENPORT
Other Contests Given in Tour
nament iof Natatorium
Kid Rodman, of this city, secured a
draw at the end of the fourth round
in his bout with Kid Lundberg. of Dav
enport at the tournament of the Nata
torium club across the river. There
were two other matches, a youngster
nanKd Nieman putting away another
named Paulsen at the end of the first
round and Bert Robinson, known a.s
"Young Corbett,"1 getting a. draw with
Jackie Conners in three rounds.
JURY DISAGREED; MOB DIDN'T
Applies Rope to Negro Who Might
Have Escaped Legal Hanging.
London, Ky., Oct. 17. Vi'gil Bowers,
a negro, was taken out of the county
jail here last, night and hung to a tree.
Tin? negro shot and killed George Far
ris, a prominent and wealthy Knox
county lumber dealer Aug. 20. He was
tried by a I-iurej county jury last
week. The jury disagreed 10 being for
the death penalty and two for a life
POWER GIVEN CABINET MEMBERS
STRIKE SPREADS TO MINERS
Trouble With Driver Boys Ties Up G.
B. Markle & Co.'s Plant.
Hazelton. Pa., Oct. 17. A strike of
driver boys at tlx; Jeddo collieries of
G. B. Markle & Co.. which occurred a
few days ago. has resulted In a strike
of :j,o'mj employes of the Markle com
WOMAN AND CHILDREN BURN
Five Little Ones Die With Mother in
Fire Near St. Louis.
St. Iuis, Mo., Oct. 17. Mrs. Alice
Harruau and ber five children were
burned to death and their home destroy
ed by fire at Port Royal, Franklin
Private Kirby Discharged.
Springfield. 111.. Oct. 17. (Special!.
Adj. Gen. Scott ihtstied an order todav
'honorably discharging from the mill
jtary of the state Private Horace Kirby
of Company A, th infantry. Rock Island.
Illinois Steel Plant
Joliet Scene of
FIFTY MEN IN PERIL
One Killed Outright and Sev
eral Probably Fatally
Joliet, 111., Oct. 17. One man waa
killed, three others burned, and six
others probably fatally injured by the
explosion of five tons of molten metal
at the plant of the Illinois Steel com
pany today. The lives of 5 men were
jeopardized by the explosion.
KrM'urm I n J II ret I.
Many uninjured employes who went
to the rescue of their companions
were severely burned on feet and
hands. Work at the plant was tempo
NO MORE TIPS ON
U. S. EXAMINATIONS
President Orders That Anyone Found
Instructing Applicants Shall
Washington. Oct. 17. The president,
through ihe state department, has pub
lished the following imiortant order:
"No officer or employe of the gov
ernment shall directly or indirectly in
struct or be concerned in any manner
in tho instruction of any person or
classes of persons with a view to their
special preparation for examinations of
the United States civil service commis
sions. "The fact that any officer or person
is found so engaged shall be consider
ed sufficient cause for his removal
from the service."
NO DECISION AS
TO CANAL LEVEL
Panama Commission and Board of
Engineers Return From In
New York. Oct. 17. Members of th
isthmian canal commission and bward
of consulting engineers returning from
an inspection of the Panama canal, ar
rived here today. Gen. Gorge F. Da
vis, chairman of the consulting engin
eers, said although the party had made
a careful inspection of the proposed
route for the canal, no decision had
been leached as to the sea level plan.
He said the board might report lis
opinion on the best kind of canal in
two or three weeks.
BEGIN LONDON POSTOFFICE
King of England Officiates at Laying of
the Corner Stone.
Indon. Oct. 17. King Edward, ac
companied by Queen Alexandria and
the prince and princess of Wales, yes
terday laid the foundation stone for
the new general postoffice buildings on
the site on Newgate street formerly
occupied by Christ's hospital, better
known as the Blue Coat school.
Can Hereafter Remove Without
Hearing Civil Service
Washington, Oct. 17. An amend
ment to the civil service rules, sweep
ing and comprehensive in character,
was authorized by the president today.
Hereafter, a cabinet officer will have
power to remove summarily and with
out hearing any civil service employ
in his department, who, to the personal
knowledge of the head of the depart
ment, has been guilty of misconduct
or who is inefficient in the performance
of his duties
Makra I'anrr tbawlalr.
With this jHTsonal knowledge the
power of the head of the department
Is absolute. The amendment is one of
the most important and far reaching
made a to civil service rulen in many
years. It confers upon cabinet officer
practically unlimited power as to the
personnel of their departments.