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VOL. LV. XO. 0.
THE ARGUS. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27, 1903. TWELVE PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
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RUSSIAN PEOPLE ARE PANIC STRICKEN
HINTS AT TROUBLE
PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT ENDANGERED
BY STEAMBOAT COLLISION ON RIVER
Emperor William Makes Signifi
cant Speeches to His
Promise of Constitutional
Wave of Murder, Fire and Pil
lage Spreading Through
Sf. Petersburg. Oct. 27.--Turing the
afternoon the wildest runuirx spread
and the rlry was seized with a semi
panic. Students of the university in the
Vassill Ostrov district announced they
intended! to hold the building as the
students of KharkotT held their univer
sity aguitist the military, and to hold
u big meeting tonight, to which work
men of all social groups are invited.
TrepofT dispatched troops to
surround the building, and trouble is
momentarily feared. The strikers have
nuceeedt d in stopping the machinery
of the electric light plant and the city
is pinned In darkness.
oHltnata M f-ef ins Iteporf.
Private reports are said to confirm
Htorles of u mutiny on board the bat
tleship Catherine II.. and the destruc
tion by incendiaries of the battleship
I'atelismen. formerly the Kniad Potem-kin-
but the authorities do not confirm
the rumor. In the interior the Rus
sian people have neither mail nor news
papers and are prey tv the wildest stor
ies of what Is ccurring. This is con
sidered to be the bad hide of the situ
n t Ion. as it is feared it may lead to a
peasant uprising which in the absence
of troops might rsult in frightful ex
cesses, in some towns a reign of terror
Is rejwirted to exist.
Ii inforce.'iients of troops are pour
lug into the city. Several trains with
military escorts have forced their pas
sage from Moscow, but the railroad tie
up is practically as tight as yesterday.
Will Shoot llulleta.
St. Petersburg. Oct. 27. Warnings
to the people that in case of disorder
soldiers will fire ball cartridges, were
posted on every street corner today.
The city is calmer on the surface under
the rigorous measures adopted. Gen.
TrepofT. in order to restore confidence,
directed all shop keepers to take down
the boards from the hop windows,
aud the order was complied with.
l'.xt-lleiueat Hear ii lb Surface.
Little squads of soldiers are scat
ter!' along the streets and in
the nilukets to preserve order. Be
neath the, surface there is much excite
ment: The revolutionists have spread
the tidings that a revolution has begun
and the city is tilled with wildest rum
ors. The better classes are afraid to
Venture out. Many meetings were.
held during the night.
rrofruluaal Mri to ttult.
Delegate from the professional
unions, comprising doctors, druggists,
lawyers, decide to strike Oct. 2S, until
the constitutional assembly is sum
Latest advices from Minsk. Kleff,
and Saratoff are dii-uuieting. Street
cars in St. Petersburg have ceased run
ning anil the employed have agreed to
aftiliate themselves with the move
w rnniaprra In)'.
The printers have decided not to
print a single regular newspaper tt-
iworrow. but instead to publish clandes
tliuly an unctusured paper for distrl
Lutioti among workmen containing the
demands of the proletariat for a con
Just when reports were abroad that
freedom of assembly would be granted
a bad impression has been created by
the publication in the Official Messen
ger of a Related Set of "temporary"
regulations three columns in length
ileal. tig with the right of assembly.
News from the Interior is meager.
The situation is not improved. The
Kuss. now the leading organ of the
constitutional party, declares Witte's
accession to power will not satisfy the
people unless he comes forward with a
program that will meet the wants of
a flirt Near at tMnM.
Odessa. Oct. 27. University build
ings are surrounded by Cossacks and
police to prevent a meeting of S.OoO
studtnts announced to be held tonight
and serious conflicts are feared.
' la Mat ( Mrgr,
St. Petersburg. Ort. 27. A state of
siege has been proclaimed at Khar
Mr la Telea.raa Ilnrr.
Warsaw. Oct. 27. Telegraphic com
munioation between Warsaw and St.;
Petersburg. Moscow and Berlin, was
severed today as a consequence of fire
ALICE AT NEW YORK;
IN BEST OF HEALTH
Harriman Special Crossed Continent
in 73 Hours and 15 Min
utes. New York. Oct. 27 E. II. Harriman
and party, including Miss Alice Roose
velt, arrived in Jersey City over the
Erie railroad at 7:45 p. m. yesterday
All of the party are well. Miss Roose
velt spent last night in New York.
The trip from San Francisco to New
York on the Harriman special was
made in slightly more than 73 hours.
The party left San Francisco at 3:3)
Monday afternoon and arrived in Jer
sey City at 7:45 last evening, which,
deducting three hours for difference in
time, makes the actual time 73 hours
15 minutes. In going to the Pacific
coast, the Taft party made the trip on
a special train in about four days.
which was regarded as good time.
New York. Oct. 27. Alice Roosevelt
left for Washington over the Pennsyl
vania railroad at 11:10 a. m. today.
IN EXCAVATION AT PARK
Operations Bordering on Former Bury
ing Ground Remains Taken to
Cemetery and Interred.
In the excavation, at Long View
park, a skeleton was unearthed yester
day afternoon. This indicates that the
operations are close to the place used
a third of a century ago as a burying
ground. Due attention was given to the
material remains and they were gath
ered together and taken to the ceme
tery, where they were interred again
It is probable that with further ex
cavation there will be more discoveries
made, possibly the remains of Indians
being found. Hut in all cases there
will be proper attention given to inter
ment by the park commission.
in the telegraph office. The strike I?
in full swing at the factories here.
All Oat at l.ori.
Lodz.. Poland Oct. 27. Employes of
all local factories, street car lines, and
suburban railroads have struck.
A QUANTITY OF FISH
Were Caught Illegally Given to Two
Hospitals and to Bethany Home
Consigned to Davenport.
Sheriff Heider today distributed
among St. Anthony's hospital, the Mo
line -hospital and Bethany Home a box
of fish, giving each about 5 pounds.
The box of fish was sent to him for
confiscation by Deputy Fish Warden
McCoy of Hillsdale, having teen taken
by an officer as caught illegally. It
was consigned to P.arr & Co., of Daven
port. 2 ISO
Funeral services over the remains of
George Schneider were held yesterday
afternoon at 2 o'clock from the home
of his daughter, Mrs. Jacob Scherer, of
South Rock Island. Following the brief
services at the home by Rev. C. A.
Mennicke, services were held at the
German Lutheran church, of which Mr.
Schneider was one of the first mem
bers. Burial took place at the Luth
The funeral of Mrs. Frederick C.
Raisch was held (his afternoon at 2
o'clock from the home. l'.JT Forty
fourth street. Rev. V. A. Mennicke.
pastor of the German Lutheran church,
conducted the service in the German
language, while the assistant pator.
Rev. E. D. Mennicke. conducted brief
services in English. Burial took place
at the Lutheran cemeterv
Myrtle Allison, daughter of William
Allison, died yesttrday afternoon at
the home, southwest of Carbon Cliff,
after an illness of three weeks. The
funeral was held this afternoon and
the remains taken to Galesburg for in
terment. FAST MAIL ENGINE BREAKS
Delays Train Near Joliet Until One Is
The engine of train No. 37, the fast
mail train bringing the Chicago morn
ing papers to Rock Island broke down
this morning at Minooka, about 1"
miles this side f Jo'.Iet. delaying the
trainn several hours. A piston broke,
(gripping the engine. It was necessary
to wait until a freight engine could
be secured 'o complete the run.
Connersville. Ind.. Oct.
plant of the Central Manufacturing .
company burned today with a loss ofi
f 100,000. I
SEE FOR HIMSELF
Secretary Taft Going to Panama
to Size Up the Sit
uation. INFORMATION FOR CONGRESS
Members of Fortification Board Ac
company Him to Consider
Washington. Oct. 27. Secretary Taft
will leave Washington tonight for
Hampton Roads, and from there will
sail for Panama. He will make a com
prehensive personal investigation of
conditions at Panama and inform him
self at first hand of the needs of thi
canal to be presented to congress.
Other Aceoiupaay Hint.
A number of officials connected with
the Taft fortification board will accom
pany the secretary to secure prelim
inary information as to needed fortifi
cations at the terminals of the canal.
ROCK ISLANDERS MAY
BE VICTIMS OF FIRE
L. Remley and Son Carter, Suppos
ed to Have Been in Burned
Hot Springs Building.
C. L. Remley and son Carter, of this
city, went to Hot Spring?, Ark., and
were to have taken quarters at the rail
road hotel which was gutted by fire
yesterday morning, as stated in yes
terday's dispatches. As the dispatch
es state that the remains of two of the
victims were not identified relatives
here fear that possibly the two Rem
ley s were among the ill fated ones.
VERDICT AGAINST JOE LEITER
Must Pay Losses of Those Who Car
ried Power Stock.
New York, Oct. 27. A verdict for
$80,211 against Joseph Leiter. Joseph
H. Hoakley and Cyrus F. Judson has
been returned in the supreme court in
the suit brought against them by Wil
liam H. Franklin and George I. Scott.
The plaintiffs claimed they lost $C5.Si0
by carrying stock for the pool in In
tirnational Power company's stock
which included the defendants.
AN I0WAN FOR PRESIDENT
F. W. Jamison Head of Fourth Class
Washington, D. C. Oct. 27. The sec
ond annual convention of the National
League of Postmasters of the fourth
class yesterday adopted a constitution
and by-laws. Officers elected were:
President, F. W. Jamison, of Iowa;
vice president. E. C. Brown, of South
Dakota; secretary, Charles Young, of
Illinois; treasurer, A. S. Knapp, of
President is 47.
Washington, Oct. 27. Today was
the 47th anniversary of the birth of
BOTH REGULARS AND BOLTERS AT INTERSTATE
LAW CONVENTION DEMAND CONTROL OF RAILWAYS
Chicago. Oct. 27. The rival inter
state law conventions resumed the ses
sions in Steinway hall and Sfudebaker
hall today without much if any indica
tions of a conciliatory spirit.
Would ItrKulatr ItoatlM.
At Studebaker hall, where the "anti"
delegates gathered, a number of resolu
t'.ons aiming at railway regulation
were introduced and referred, and
speeches were made.
The resolutions committee was ask
ed to prepare a statement to the public
setting forth that the bolters were not
in the employ of railroads and that a
wrong impression had been gained of
their beliefs and intentions.
D. M. Parry talked favoring a per-
Mi)r Itaaae Drl.uurrd.
When the Steinway hall convention
opened Lieut. Gov. Campbell, of Iowa,
took Mayor Dunne, of Chicago, to task
for being a socialist and criticised his
municipal ownership ideas.
Joseph H. Call. California, present
ed the report of the regular committee
on resolutions as follows:
"Resolved. We. the delegates assem
bled in convention at Chicago under
call Issued to those commercial, pro
ducing and manufacturing organiza
tions that sustain the president of the
, United States in his publicly expressed
views as to interstate commerce law
amendment congratulate the country
that Theodore Roosevelt, as president
SAYS ALL MUST BE READY
Every German Capable of Bearing
Arms May Be Called Upo
Keep Powder Dry.
Berlin. Oct. 27. Recent events ap
parently have turned the thoughts of
Emperor William toward the probabil
ity of Germany soon becoming involv
ed In war. His speeches at Dresden
and in Berlin yesterday contained
pointed references to the probability of
war and the necessity of being ready
for it. Adressing officers of the Saxon
Grenadier regiment at Dresden, the
(rrmuay Nrrda Soldier.
"We live in a time when every young
German capable of bearing arms must
be ready to give himself to the Fath
At the banquet in Dresden Schloss,
the emperor, replying to the king's
toast to his health, said:
"If the German empire continues to
prosper, then we can calmly, with
raised vigor and with the courage of
free German men. confront any one
who should venture to cross our path
or to disturb us in promotion of our
A civ lee to th Arui.
After unveiling the statue of Von
Moltke. the emperor addressed the ar
my officers assembled around him at a
dinner Mt thf Krlilrc;c carina
. ...... ... . r-, .
Ttnl.- msttcro ctorwl xi-ttti uc in ihti
world you have seen, therefore keep
your powder dry and your swords
PRISON SENTENCE FOR
Elliott Fitch Shepard, of Prominent
Family, Punished at Paris For
Paris. Oct. 27. Elliott Fitch Shep
ard. son of the late Col. Elliott F. Shep
ard. of New York, grandson of the late
H. H. Vanderbilt. was sentenced to
three months' imprisonment and $120
fine and to pay $4,000 damages to the
parents of Madeline Marduei. who was
killed by Shepard's automobile: in
L0RIMER MUCH INTERESTED
Takes Congressmen Down River in In
terests of Ship Canal.
William Lorimer has notified Peoria
business men that he will be in that
city shortly at the head of a delegation
of HTmois congressmen which he will
transport on a boat of his own build
ing from Chicago to New Orleans for
the purpose of currying favor for the
ship canal idea between the Great
Lakes and the Mississippi via the Chi
cago Drainage canal and the Illinois
river. Meetings will be heid along the
way to interest the people of the vari
A Murderer Under Arrest.
Clinton, Iowa, Oct. 27. Fred Com
stock, wanted here for the murder of
Alexander Clark, a fisherman, in a lo
cal saloon over fish nets, has been ar
rested at Avoca. Iowa.
of the United States has spoken his
wisdom and patriotism in recommend
ing to congress constitutional, effect
ive and just measures for the regula
tion of interstate commerce that shall
provide the national tribunal with pow
er to substitute a reasonable and just
rate or classification for one proven to
be unreasonable and unjust , and yet
that shall preserve to railroads just
and reasonable control over their pro
perties and revenues.
"We also commend the house of rep
resentatives for having shown a spirit
of earnest co-operation with the presi
dent in his efforts to thus remedy exist
ing transportation evils.
"We specifically agree with the pres
ident that the only constitutional and
effective method for supervising rates,
classification and practices is by
amending the interstate commerce act
so as to provide that the commission
should be vested with the power where
a given rate has been challenged and
after full hearing found to be unreas
onable, to decide, subject to judicial
review, what shall be a reasonable rate
to take its place, the ruling of the com
mission to take effect immediately and
o obtain unless and until it is reversed
by the court of review.
fehoald Be Broad.
"The amendment of the interstate
commerce act should be sufficiently
broad to cover all interstate transpor
tation service including all charges,
regulations and exactions in connection
OSCAR SAYS NAY
King of Sweden Refuses Prince
of the House of Berna
dotte FOR THE THRONE OF NORWAY
Delnite Arrangements Said to Have
Been Made to Seat Prince
Stockholm, Oct. 27. King Oscar ha3
definitely and formally declined the of
fer of the Norwegian throne to a prince
of the house of Bernadotte. and in a
letter to the president of the storthing
finally severs his connection with Nor
way. Settle on C'harle.
Paris. Oct. 27. Information reach
ing the highest quarters here shows
definite arrangements have been made
whereby Prince Charles of Denmark
will accept the throne of Norway, fol
lowing the Plebiscite Nov. 12.
DIES AS RESULT OF
KICK IN STOMACH
Albert Battisfore, Former Rock Island
er, Killed by Horse in Daven
port. Albert Battisfore, son of Mr. and
Mrs. E. Battisfore, formerly of this
city, died yesterday afternoon at his
home in Davenport from the effects of
a kick in the stomach by a horse sev
eral weeks ago. He was employed as
teamster by the Rock Island Fuel com
pany and resided at 420 West Fifth
street. He was 2S years of age.
WOMEN FIGHTING SM00T
2,000,000 Sign Memorial to Congress
to Unseat the Polygamist.
Philadelphia, Oct. 27. More than
2.000,000 women, represtnting the lead
ing women's organizations of the Unit
ed States, have adopted a memorial,
calling for unseating of Senator Smoot.
This was announced by the executive
committee of the National Congress of
Mothers, who met here yesterday. The
memorial will be presented when con
Good Templars Elect.
Chicago, Oct. 27. The National
Grand Lodge of Good Templars yes
terday elected ami installed officers.
These include: National grand chief
templar, George Cottrell of Washing
ton; councillor, E. W. Chappen of Illi
nois; superintendent of juvenile tem
ples, Lizzie Cole of Minnesota; secre
tary. W. II. Clark, of Wisconsin; de
puty marshall, Mrs. E. .N. Whitney of
Loubet's Visit Ended.
Madrid. Oct. 27. President Loubet's
visit to Madrid concluded last evening
without special incident. He was ac
companied to the station Ly King Al
fonso and left for Lisbon at 6:15.
wherewith whether provided by rail
roads themselves, or through arrange
ments with others."
The committee's report was unani
HeKulnr Name Officer.
Chicago. Oct. 27. The Steinway bail
convention yesterday afternoon elect
ed: Chairman W. E. Hughes, of Colo
rado. Vice Chairman John W. Kern, of
Secretary P. E. Goodrich, of Indi
ana. Assistant Secretary G. A. Schroe
der, of Wisconsin.
The resolutions committee include
G. W. Mueller, of Illinois; E. P. Wal
don, of Michigan; ex-Gov. Iirrabee, of
Iowa; E. C. Harris, of Illinois.
AalU Held Meet inn.
The first business at the convention
of the "antis" in the afternoon was
the reading of the report of the com
mittee on credentials. A roll call of
delegates whose credentials were ac
cepted by the committee showed that
there were 435 delegates in attendance.
N. W. McCloud, of Pennsylvania, was
made chairman, and several commit
tees were appointed. D. M. Parry, of
Indianapolis, made a speech, in which
he expressed the opinion that the com
mercial interests were not In Ivor of
governmental regulation of railroad
rates, and that such regulation would
not benefit the business of the country.
Play "The Lost Child" at Turner Hall
Prepare Musical Program for
At the harvest festival at Turner
hail which is being given under the
auspices of the Young Peoples' so
ciety of the Swedish Lutheran church,
a play, "The Lost Child." was given
last evening, and was highly enjoyed.
Tonight there will he a musical pro
gram and the usual harvest delicacies
will be served by the young ladies
Following is the cast of characters for
Grandpa Jones Clark Swanson
Grandma Jones Mary Palmquist
Mr. Jones Oscar Johnson
Mrs. Jones Ciirric Peterson
Margaret Jones Minnie Johnso'i
Mrs. Cooper, a near friend
Madame Lola, fortune feller
Mollie, the servant. .. .Edna Anderson
Hans, the butcher. .. .Alfred Swanson
Clancy, a joliceman. .Godfrey Johnson
Rev. Sorrowfree, village parson
Sing Lee. Chinese laundryman
Willie, messenger boy
Little Teddy, the lost child
LIVE STOCK EXPOSITION
Views on the Subject Expressed by
Prof. George C. Humphrey, of
Fairs and expositions serve a coun
try and its people in many ways. They
generally represent the resources, pos
sibilitles and enterprises of a country,
and act as a great educational factor
The greatest wealth of America is
in her agriculture, and of the many
phases of this great industry that of
the live stock husbandry is paramount
to all ethers. The time should rapidly
come when there is no farther neces
sity for our importing breeding stock
from other countries and there should
be a feeling of patriotism in the breed
ing and developing of American-bred
animals which shall soon make them
the superior rivals of the world. Where
this can be materially aided is in the
show-yard. The grand champion
show yard of America at the present
time is our International Live Stock
Exposition held at the Union Stock
yards, in Chicago, in the latter part of
November or early part of December
of each year. This show yard should
be looked upon by all American people
with a great degree of pride and feel
ing of patriotism. Its conduct should
command a greater faith and respect
on the part of the other countries in
our strength than does our navy ami
means of national defense.
It is. first of all, a great educational
factor, more liberal in many ways than
a great university. It admits the
youngest to the oldest breeder, and
teaches all by actual demonstration
what constitutes the highest type
of excellence in the classes of cattle,
sheep, swine and horses exhibited. It
is a business factor in the sense that
it serves as a great advertising medi
um. The thousands of visitors learn
to have confidence in the belter class
of breeders, and as a result of each
international how an inspiration goes
out which leads men to procure a bet
ter class of breeding animals, which
as they are transferred to various
parts of thp country, render valuable
aid in producing a better class of live
stock in general.
This year the exposition will be held
in a new home, which has necessitated
a great rxpns and added much to
the burden of those who are maintain
ing it. The exporiition in not a money
making concern, but is an association
whose directors are a class of public
spirited men who are carrying the bur
den of making this annual feature in
a manner that should appeal to every
loyal American breeder.
STATE TEACHERS IN SESSION
Carrying Out Proflram of Northern As
sociation at Dixon.
Dixon 111., Oct. 27. The western sec
tion of the Northern Illinois Teachers'
association began a two days' session
here last night. The address of wel
come was delivered by Mayor Edwards.
Superintendent F. I'. White, of Galva,
responded. The program is being car
ried out today.
Bailey Indictment Quashed.
Peoria, Oct. 27. Holding that the in
dictment against Oliver ' J. Bailey,
chairman of the finance committee in
which he was. charged vitb having
'omitted to perform his duty and there
by made it possible for N. C. Dougher
ty to continue his defalcations, was de-
fective. Judge Semmons yesterday
'quashed the Indictment and discharged
Magnolia With Party
Aboard Rammed by
BEACHED FOR SAFETY
Rescued at 3 a. m. and Taken
to Cruiser to Com
New Orleans. Oct. 27. The light
tender Magnolia, with president Roose
velt on board was in a collision with
the fruit steamer Espartn, shortly af
ter midnight, about t mile down the
river. News came through a message
from Capt. Rose of the Esparta. Rose
reported both vessels aground at the
river bank. No one was seriously hurt.
ll of l'nrly Snfe.
The president and a',1 members of his
party are uninjured. The Ilght-housrj
tender Ivy. took the president and hi
party off the Magnolia, and conveyed
them through the passes into the Gulf
of Mexico, where the cruiser West
Virginia awaited their arrival.
Apprnlral fur Help.
The first news of the accideut reach
ed New Orleans by telephone at an
early hour this morning, coming in the
shape of an appeal for help from Cap
tain Rose, of the fruit steamer Espar
ata. The captain gave no details, ex
cept the boats had struck each other,
that the president was uninjured, and
that the Magnolia was ashore. The
message came from Nairn, la., near
which port the accideut occurred.
Left Ht Bi30.
The Magnolia left here at C:30 last
night aud the Esparata was due to ar
rive today at Chalmette. The weather
was fine with a comparatively light
wind on the river.
Immediately upon receipt of the news
here two powerful tugs were dispatch
ed with orders to go at full speed to
the scene of the accideut.
Meantime hurry orders were receiv
ed at Pilot Town, where tho revenue
cutter Ivy was lying, to proceed at
once under full speed to the scene of
the accident. The Ivy immediately
got under way and covered the 10
miles Jn rapid time. President Roose
velt, Secretary Ixeb and Surgeon Rix
ie. with their baggage, were at oncj
transferred and the Ivy proceeded
down the river.
At y : 4 a wireless message was re
ceive from the cruiser West Virginia,
saying the presidential party had board
ed the vessel safe and Hound.
CwnfUMlou uf Ma,oala.
The collision between the fruit
steamer Esparata and the Magnoli.i
occurred through a confusion of sig
nals. The Magnolia sustained two or
three holes in the hull below the water
line and was beached high and dry.
After a cureful examination of the ves
sel gave evidence there was no danger,
the presidential party went to bed.
Trunaferred at 3 A. M.
Maj. Craighill, aboard the Magnolia,
sent orders by telephone to have his
ship, the Ivy, come to the point whero
the accident occurred. The transfer
of the presidential party was made a(
.1 o'clock this morning. No one wan
injured in the accident. It is believed
the Magnolia can make the necessary
repairs and return to New Orleans.
Leave ew Orleana.
New Orleans. Oct. 27. At the end
of the nine strenuous hours' varied
entertainment In New Orleans, which
brought his exceptionally pleasant trii
through the south to a close. President
Roosevelt at C::; last night boarded
the lighthouse tender Magnolia and
began the first stage of his return
Journey to Washington.
Four ! oa Water.
For four days he will be absent from
American soli, which has never hereto
fore happened to a president during
his term, but through means of wire
less telegraphy it Is promised that ha
will be seldom out of communication
with the shore.
Abaadoaed a Meet la.
Probably for the first time in nU
public career, a president waft com
pelled to abandon a public addresn
before he had got well started on ft.
It was contemplated that a military
and civic parade should pass in re
view before the president at the city
hall In New Orleans yesterday after
noon, but the crowd which gathered
at this point was ho tremendous that
neither police nor troops were able to
move it, and the president, foreseeing
a possible catastrophe in the event of
a panic, finally gave up the attempt to
speak and left the platform. Probably
50,0oo people were gathered lu and
around the stand from which the pres
ident was to have delivered the ad