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VOL. I.V. NO. 10.
THE ARGUS. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28, 1905. -TWELVE PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT SEES HOPE;
Governors Ordered to In
terpret the Law Lib
erally. CLUTCHING AT STRAW
Witte to Be Made Premier With
St. Petersburg. Oct. 28. The city is
again in darkness tonight save for ker
osene candles. Witte spent the day
with the emperor at Peterhof. Upon
him rests the imperial hopes. It is
only a question of hours when he will
be premier with practically dictatorial
powers. Many Americans have tem
porarily gone away. No collisions oc
curred during the day.
St. Pen rsburg. Oct. 2v A condition
liordering uin panic prevails here to
day. Business is completely suspend
ed. Soldiers are everywhere in the
trt-ets and bloodshed on a large scale
Is fiared. The government Is trying
to appease the Inflamed populace, but
the revolutionists seem determined to
force an armed conflict. .Much alarm
Is shown at some of the embassies for
the safety of the foreign subjects and
the situation is being gravely discus
sed. While telegraphic communication
with the interior Is open, dispatches re
ceived are meager.
Same tor- i: er hrrr.
From all over the empire the story
is the same work stopped, no newspa
pers printed, schools closed, business
tuspended and th- cry of the masses is
always the same "political liberty."
The military everywhere are in posses
sion and the inhabitants terror-strick-in.
Set I p .rw ; ernnarnt.
Moscow. Oct. 2 s. At a meeting of
del'-gutes representing different politi
cal parties It has been decided to unite
In the establishment of a government
and to act independently of the Imperi
Ity Dark nt Mftht.
The city was in darkness last night.
Today shops, theaters, and schools are
closed. The streets were deserted save
for troops and workmen. Several meet
ings of strikers were dispersed by Cos
sacks. Hanks, the treasury. jMstofflce
and the governor general's office are
surrounded by troops.
I'unl Hiar ' mml.
M-. rcliants are asking for a postpone
ment of the payment of bills. The gov
ernor general has formally postponed
the auction of peasants' property
which was to have been sold for taxes.
The loard of trade has petitioned
against state of siege.
Trices art- very high. Water is 20
cents a pail. The utmost alarm pre
vails, owing to rumors that workmen
are inarching on the town from the fac
tory districts. The electric light works
are shut down. The last government
spirit shop has closed.
Iloinb fur I'olU-e Chief.
Cornel. Russia. Oct. 2. Strikers to
lay threw a bomb at the chief of police
while he was driving through the pria
cipa! thoroughfare. His carriage was
wrecked, and the chief and two Cos
sacks badly injured.
REPORTS FROM THE
SMALLER CITIES OF
RUSSIA THE WORST
Riga. Oct. 2S. Ixxal authorities
have closed the spirit shops and placcl
them under military guard.
ekMta I loard.
I .than. Oct. 2. All schools are
Ml laamrai Mrlkr.
Tiftis. Oct. 28. There is a general
strike of every class here. Business is
at a standstill. Tlie population Is nerv
ous. Kremenchu has petitioned the
government to remove the Cossacks
from the city.
Hallway Mra trlk.
Ashkabad. tct. 2S. Employes of
the Central Asian railroad have struck.
libera Urn Oat.
Irkutsk. Oct. 2V The railway men
ou the Trans Baikal line have struck.
Kotuuiy. Oct. 2v The strike here is
Dorpat. Oct. 2S. No mail has been
received for three days. The people
are in a slate of semi panic.
Military la ( oatral.
Simbirsk. Oct. 2S. The town is in
the iJtscs!.ion of the military.
Kaaata at llaaat.
Skopiu. Oct. 2. The local zemstvo
is appealing by telegraph for relief for
MEETINGS SAFETY VALVE
NO CRIME WITHIN
MEANING OF LAW
Therefore Frederick Peckham and
Moses Haas Are Allowed to
New York. Oct. 2s. United States
Commissioner Ridgeway today dis
charged from custody Frederick Peek-
ham and Moses Haas, charged with
having conspired with Edwin S.
Holmes, Jr.. to defraud the government
by securing advance information of the
government cotton report. The com
missioner held neither men committed
a crime within the meaning of the stat
THERE IS FRICTION
Again Takes Notice of Rumor That He
Has Fallen Out With
Washington, Oct. 2s. Chairman
Shonts. of the isthmian canal commis
sion, today issued a signed statement
practically denying there is any fric
tion between Secretary Taft and him
famine sufferers. Flour costs 4 cents
t il) Ablacr.
St. Petersburg. Oct. 2S. Serious riot
ing occurred at Reval last night. This
morning the city is ablaze. The theater
and spirit shops are burning. Khar
koff is under martial law. Telegraph
ic communication with this city and
with Moscow has ceased. St. Peters
burg is entirely isolated from Moscow.
Onlrrx I . en truce.
A letter from Cen. TrepofT to the pro
vincial governors instructs them to al
low public meetings for the discussion
f iolitical questions and to interpret
he law liberally under Witte's flirec
ion. Itemize Mifuation.
The government realms that repres
sion by arms in the tremendously ex
cited state of the country would be
fatal, and meetings are allowed as
t a Mrlkn Herniation.
St. Petersburg, Oct. 2S. "It is no
longer a strike. It is revolution."
So declared a member of the emper
or's council last ni.ht. He continued:
"The revolutionists and terrorists
are absolutely bent on forcing a con
flict i:iKn us. and nothing we can do
will satisfy them. The extension of
the suffrage and the right of assembly
will ue nothing to them. They are de
Hrtniiud to have bloodshed, and we
cannot avoid the issue, it is a fright
ful disease from which Russia is suffer
ing, and. sad and painful its ir is. the
governnit nt must act w ith force."
I.nat l.lak llrtikrn.
St. Petersburg. Oct. 2. The last
link of the railroads binding tne capital
with the outer world was broken dur
ing the night, when the Finland rail
road suspended service between St.
Petersburg and the Finnish border.
Telegraphic communication is still
open, but there is a possibility that the
cable operators may be compelled to
join p. general strike of telegraphers
SENTENCE IS COMMUTED
Mrs. Catherine Dan, of Philadelphia,
Goes to Prison for Life.
Harrisburg. Pa . Oct. 2. Cov. Pen
nypacker has communted to life im
prisonment the death sentence of Mrs.
Catharine Danz. the Philadelphia wo
man who was alleged to have poisoned
her husband with powders procured
from George P. Hossey. a "voodoo"
doctor, who is under sentence of death
for a similar offense.
TWO PERMANENT ORGANIZATIONS
RESULT OF RATE LAW MEETING
Chicago. Oct. 2S. Both conventions
of the Interstate Commerce Law
league were adjourned sine die yester
day witho-it making any effort at re
coniciliation. and as a consequence,
there will be two regularly organized
bodies working in the interests of rail
road rate legislation. The title of th
new association is the Federal Rate
Regulation association. N. W. Mc
Leod, temporary chairman of the
"antis" " convention, was elected presi
dent. The purposes of the new organ
ization are to be the same as that of
the regular body, except that the views
of the regular body are not to be fol
lowed, as set forth In their resolutions.
i I samlllrr la Wkia(tB.
The regular committee, before ad
journing, decided to send a copy of it
Shaft Erected for J. Sterling Mor
ton Dedicated at Nebraska
WAS FOUNDER OF ARBOR DAY
Former President Cleveland Delivers
Principal Address Paying Warm
Nebraska City. Neb. Oct. 2v In the
presence of o.Omi persons and with
elaborate ceremony the statue of J
Sterling Morton, secretary of agricul
ture In the last Cleveland cabinet and
founder of Arbor day, unveiled at
Morton park this afternoon.
Man- Notahlrn lr-ent.
Among these present at the cere
mony were former President Cleve
land, former Vice President Stevenson,
Gov. Mickey, Hon. H. A. Herbert and
David R. Francis. There were six ad
dresses, the principal of which was thau
of Cleveland. Mr. Cleveland said in
"None of us should go from this
place untouched by the lesson which
this statue teaches. Here we should
learn that character, uncorrupted by
the contagion of ignoble things and
unweakened by the corrosion of sor-
didness and money-madness, is this
cornerstone of every truly useful life,
and of every genuinely noble achieve
ment. Character n. Reputation.
"We shall do violence to the moral
sense which God has vouchsafed to
humanity if amid the surroundings we
close our minds to the truth, that char
acter represents the real value of a
man according to the unalterable
standard of fine gold; and that it dif
fers immeasurably from reputation
which measures a man's worth by the
shifting and untrue standards of mean
ambition or successful cupidity.
"We have falltn tion days when
our people are nioie than ever turn
ing away from their old faith in thi
saving grace at character, and flocking
to the worship of money-making idols.
Daily and hourly in the light of inves
tigation and exposure, characterless
lives are sten in appalling numbers,
without chart or compass crowded upon
the rocks and shoals of faithkssness
and breach of trust.
lu WroMK I'nthn.
"How ill have these wrecked lives
exchanged the safe course and the
harbor of honor and usefulness which
character and rectitude point out. for a
wild and headlong rush over unknown
seas in a consuming search for pelf.
"If our people ever return again to
their trust in character as a steadying
force in our restless enterprise and
immense material growth, it will be
when they take to heart the full signi
ficance of such a commemoration as
this. We memorialize a man who not
only earned the lasting honor of his
countrymen, but whose life, in all
things worthy of high endeavor, was
FRAUD FOUND IN
Receiver Begins Action Against W. H.
Andrews $55,000 In
volved. Pittsburg. Oct. 2S. Receiver Cun
ningham, of the Enterprise National
bank, entered suit this afternoon
against W. H. Andrews, of New Mex
ico, for $35.0"O, alleging fraud. An
drews" name has been prominently con
nected with the failure of the Enter
platform direct to the white house by
a special committee.
The regular convention elected
Chairman. E. P. Bacon of Wisconsin;
vice chairman, P. E. Howard of Kan
sas; secretary, Adolph Miller of Illi
nois; treasurer, R. S. Lyon of Illinois:
Every state is to be organized and
a vigorous campaign inaugurated for
the success of Roosevelt's plan.
Tkr -Aatla" Meetl.
In the "amis'" convention, resolu
tions were adopted that declare "The
railroads shall be kept within their
defined rights." and that "such legis
lation be taken as will remedy exist
ing evils." In addresses of its mem
hers, this convention protested that its
delegates had not come to Chicago in
the interest of railroads.
BEGINS WAR AGAINST
BIG LIFE COMPANIES
Misuse of Powers Given as Reason for
Court Proceedings in
Akron. Ohio, Oct. 28. Quo-warranto
proceedings were commenced in the
circuit court here this afternoon by
Prosecuting Attorney Hageiberger, on
the advice of former Attorney General
Monnett against the Mutual and New
York life insurance companies to oust
therii from the state by taking their
franchises from them, on the ground
the companies have misused their pow
ers for the past live years in violation
of the laws of the state.
MOVING INTO NEW
Chicago Postoffice Removal to Be Ac
complished Without Interrupting
Chicago, Oct. 2. The gigantic task
of moving the Chicago iostoffice into
the new quarters in the recently com
pleted 10.000,000 building without de
laying or disturbing the handling ap
proximately of 2. 00.000 pieces of mail,
matter, which the office handles daily,
began today. Postmaster Coyne was
authority for the statement that so
elaborately have the preparations been
made that the interior work of the
postoffice would proceed without a mo
THE POSTMASTERS ADJOURN
Fourth Class Association of United
States Ends Meeting.
Washington. Oct. 2S. The conven-
ion of the National League of Postmas
ers of the Fourth Class Offices of the
United States closed yesterday after
noon, when the delegates were receh-
ed by Postmaster General Cortelyou.
Cortelyou, in an address, pointed out
hat organizations within the depart
ment, to have its sanction in any de
gree, must have for their object im
provements in the service, or be of
purely fraternal or beneficial charac-
er, and that he recognized every em
ploye as an individual, who would be
appointed, advanced or transferred
and in all respects treated upon merit.
BANK PRESIDENT PINCHED
Henry T. Eangs WiJl Bs Brought Br k
Chicago. Oct. 2S Henry T. Bangs.
who was president of the defunct
Ierchants' bank, was arrested in New
York yesterday and will bo brought
back to Chicago to answer charges of
mbezzlement. The charge on which
he was indicted a month ago was that
if embezzling $2,500 belonging to Al
bert iioni, 6b.ii Armour avenue.
MACHINIST GIVEN SENTENCE
Keokuk Man Charged With Slugging
Keokuk. Iowa, Oct. 2S. Lee Neyer.
president of the district lodge of ma
chinists, which comprises the entire
Santa Ke system, has been sentenced
by United States District Judge Mc
Pherson to four months in jail for as
saulting nonunion machinists at Fort
Gov. Deneen Makes Appointments.
Springfield. III., Oct. 2s. Gov. De
neen has appointed Ixuis Lehman, of
Mattoon, a trustee of the University of
Illinois, vice Congressman William L.
McKinley, of Champaign, 111., resigned.
The governor appointed Henry Klein,
of Chicago, as- state fish commissioner,
vice August Lenke of Chicago, term
Negro Uses Revolver.
Chicago, 111.. Oct. 28. Daniel Frau
ds, colored, shot and fatally wounded
his wife, wounded her baby, which she
held in her arms, and fatally shot Dora
Scroggs, a young woman who was with
Mrs. Francis at the time. Francis and
his wife separated some time ago, and
her refusal last night to return to him
caused the shooting.
Nine Are Drowned.
Island of Heligoland, Prussia, Oct.
28. The Spanish steamer Zuria. from
Rosario, for Hamburg, went ashore off
the south rocks during a gale today and
shortly afterward went to pieces. Nine
of her crew were drowned and 17 were
saved. The survivors were rescued
by the government steamer Triton.
Nine of Crew Drown.
Island of Heligoland. Oct. 2. The
Spanish steamer Zuria went ashore off
the south rocks during a gale today
and went to pieces. Nine of her crew
drowned. Iowa Town Scorched.
Ainsworth, Iowa, Oct. 2S. The bust
ness district was destroyed by fire to
day. The loss is $50.'".
GOES TO BOTTOM
t'orunaf Spaiu, Oct. The Span
ish cruiser Cardinal Cisneros founder
ed off Hillanova today after striking a
rock. All on board were saved.
DATTQ ALI REPORTED KILLED AT LAST;
MUCH LIKE WAR IN THE PHILIPPINES
WILL BE AN EARL
Elevation Planned for Lord Cur-
zon, Retiring Viceroy
LADY CURZON A COUNTESS
Husband Will Take Seat in House of
Lords Carries Title for the
Loudon, Oct. 2. Ail speculation
with regard to the future of Lord Cur
zon has been set at fest by the semi
official announcement that he is to be
raised to the dignity oi an earl on the
occasion of his state reception of the
prince and princess of Wales when
they land at Bombay, a few days hence.
This wilj be his last officlil act as vi
ceroy, and two clays later he will sail
for England with Lady Curzon. who
will then be a countess. and his children,
each of whom will, through the promo
tion of their father, be entitled to the
prefix of "lady" to their Christian
Will Take --nt In l.rd.
The earldom will be one of the unit
ed kingdom, which will have the effect
of investing Ixjrd Curzon with a seat
in the house of lords and of depriving
him of the possibility of ever sitting
again in the house of commons. On
the death of his father, old Iord Scars-
dale, the latters' peerage, a barony dat
ing from 1 701 , will become merged in
lxrd Curzon's earldom.
TEMPERANCE WOMEN MEET
Session of W. C. T. U. Was Devoted to
Los Angeles, Cal.. Oct. 2S. The
day's session of the convention of the
Womans' Christian Temperance Union
was devoted to routine matters. The
feature of President Stevens' address,
was her discussion of the canteen
question. She read U tters from Secre
tary of War Taft and others, showing
that army officers as a rule claim
there is more drunkenness among the
enlisted men since the canteen has
been abolished than before, but she
insisted that no statistics have been
compiled to support their position.
"The attempt to revive the canteen
:s only a small part of the work of
the liquor clement of this country,"
said the president. "I confidently pre
dict that congress will take no ad
verse action the coming winter."
DIES TO ESCAPE ARREST
Adolph Perbohner Dashes Himself from
Chicago. Oct. 2K leaping through
a plate glass window headlong, four
stories down to the street, to evade ar
rest on warrants charging conspiracy
and fraud. Adolph Perbohner, who con
ducted a real estate and loan business,
was dashed to death yesterday on the
pavement, lying instantly.
The tragedy took place within a
square of the city hall. Perbohner's
spectacular leap to death was witness
ed by scores of passers and by many
occupants of nearby buildings. Slam
ming a door of a private office In th;
face of the iolice when they appeared
with the warrants. Perbohner hurled
himself through the window.
Republicans Nominate Jerome.
New York, Oct. 28. William Trav
ers Jerome was last night unanimously
nominated for district attorney by the
republican county convention.
Cedar Rapids Man Hcnored.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Oct. 27. Co!.
Charles A. Clark, a lawyer of this city
has been appointed judge advocate
general of the G. A. R.
Washington. Oct. 2S. The wireless
telegraph station at the navy yard was
in communication with the cruiser
West Virginia on which President
Roosevelt is a passenger from 2:07 un
til 5:13 this morning. The feat of
communicating from Washington to
the vessel in the Gulf of Mexico, about
1.100 miles distant mostly overland is
regarded as remarkable.
New Orleans. Oct. 2v The United
Fruit company, owners of the Esparta.
which collided with the Magnolia, car
rying President Roosevelt and party,
issued a statement lat night that the
Magnolia signalled the Esparta of their
intention of passing to the starboard.
The signal was answered by the Es
parta. which continued up the river
WANTS MORE STATE
HISTORY IN SCHOOLS
W. A. Meese. of Moline, Addresses
Teachers at Oixcn 1.5C0
Dixon. HI.. Oct. 2. In an address
before the northern Illinois teachers'
meeting. William A. Meese. of Moline,
yesterday said that in examing the
text-books in the schools of the stat?
he found very little of the history of
Illinois, and urged that more time be
devoted to the subject. Professor E.
B. Green, of the University of Illinois.
siK)ke on geography as a determining
influence in history. President W. S.
Wallace delivered his annual address
in the evening, and was followed by
David Kinley, of the University of Il
linois. The attendance of teachers is
unprecedented, arrangements being
made for Son. but 1.5o being present.
NOW HAVE GAS ENOUGH
TO LIGHT MUSCATINE
Expert Proposes Deep Well to Test
Permanency of the Sup
ply. P. C. Brant, an oil and gas expert,
who has made an investigation of the
field near Muscatine which is now be
ing developed, yesterday expressed the
opinion that the two wells now open
ed are sufficient to light the city. He
says, however, that a deep well should
be drilled to ascertain definitely wheth
er there is a large reservoir far down
in the bowels of the earth from whicti
the supply of the shallow wells is
drawn. This would show whether the
flow could be depended upon for a per
iod of years.
The Muscatine Gas, Oil & Mining
company has been incorporated with a
capital stock of $200,000 by promoters
who are interested in the gas field.
HELD MEETING AT ERIE, ILL.
C. C. Carpenter, of Savanna, President
of Disciples of Christ.
The seventh annual meeting of the
Disciples of Christ of Illinois adjourn
ed in Erie after a three days' session.
Officers elected are as follows:
President. C. C. Carpenter. Savan
na: vice president, J. W. Johnson,
Sterlinir; secretary and treasurer, Ma
bel Potter. Erie.
It was voted that each year a great
camp meeting of the disciples should
be held, and a 10-acre tract of land in
Carroll county was ordered purchased.
FRANK EDGINGT0N WEDS
Former Resident of Lower End of
County Husband of Eastern Lady.
Word comes that Frank E. Edging
ton son of William Edgington, of the
lower end of the county, was married
Sept. ."0 at Milford. Pa., to Miss Helen
Ruth Biddis. of that city. Mr. Edging
ton has for several rears been employ
ed in one of the executive offices of
the District of Columbia at Washing
ton. OLD COMPANY STILL LIVES
Illinois Electric Company Brought to
Life Again by Late Developments.
Recent railway developments have
resuscitated the Illinois Electric com
pany, the first concern to promote an
intet urban between this city and Mon
mouth, and after several years of hiber
nation the promoters are now engaged
in buying a rig'it of way for the line
that they originally surveyed. The
company has a franchise ii some of the
towns 011 the. proposed route.
Subway Trains Collide.
Boston. Mass., Oct. 2H. A collision
occurred in the subway near Park
street todav. One train stalled by
the blowing out of a fuse and was run
into by a train following. A number
of passengers were injured.
1,100 MILES AWAY
within 100 feet of the west bank.
Within two minutes after her first sig
nal, the Magnolia signalled her desire
to change the course to inside the
Esparta. Seeing the danger of such
action, the Esparta sounded a warning,
but the Magnolia hauled to iort and
the vessels collided.
Lawson Charges Libel.
St. Paul, Minn., Oct. 28. A fcpecial
to the Dispatch from Hancock, Mich.,
say: "Alleging that his character has
been damaged to the extent of $20,000,
Thomas W. Iawson, of Boston, lias
brought suit for that amount against
Horace G. Stevens, a well known coi
per mine specialist of Houghton. He
charges libel. Stevens is an extensive
writer on copper mining topics.
Insurgent Chief and 10
Followers Run to
AMERICANS BITE DUST
Heavy Fighthg Between Con
stabulary and Moros In
Manila, Oct. 2S. Troops under Capt.
McCoy of the Znl cavalry, surprised
Datto AH. head of the Moro insurgents
on the Island of Mindanao, who has
been on the warpath for some time
past, and killed him together with his
son ami 10 followers. Forty-three
wounded Moros were taken prisoners,
and many arms and a large quantity
of ammunition captured.
A merit-am Killed.
Three men of the 22nd infantry were
killed and two wounded. Heavy fight
ing is reported between the constabu
lary and Moro insurgents near lake
Four of Seven Passengers Probably
Fatally Injured at Cincinnati
Cincinnati. Ohio. Oct. 2S. An elec
tor carrying seven employes of the
Globe Tailoring company fell seven
stories to the cellar today, causing
probably fatal Injuries to four iiersons.
BURGLARS STEAL A BANK
Charles T. Kindt's Home in Davenport
Burglars Invaded the home of
Charles T. Kindt, member of the firm
of Chamberlin, Kindt & Co., in Daven
port yesterday during the absence of
members of the family, and stole a val
liable gold watch belonging to Mrs.
Kindt and a small dime savings bank
which contained nearly $23.
DAWES IS SUBPOENAED
Former Controller Must Testify in Beef
Chicago. Oct. 2S. A subpoena to ap
pear as a witness in (lie beef trust trial
Nov. 20 has been served on C. G.
Dawes, former controller of the cur
rency. Mr. Dawes refused to discuss
the matter, although he admits hav
ing been served with a sbpocna.
ROOT REDUCES ESTIMATE
War Department Will Ask far $9,717.
992 Less Than Last Year.
Washington. Oct. 2S. Secr.tary
Taft has transmitted to the treasury
department estimates of appropriations
required for the war department for
the fiscal year. JJo7. The estimates
aggregated $104.'JSS.267. being $3,717,
'.22 less than appropriations made by
congress for the current fiscal year.
Orphans Are Poisoned.
Burlington, Vt.. Oct. 2S. It has be
come known t hat 17 girls, whose ages
i-aug from 2 to 0 years, at the St. Jo
seph's Orphan Asylum in this cltj.
were taken ill last night and three of
l hem died within three hours. At un
autopsy held today under the auspices
of the state board of health It was de
termined that the death of the threo
girls was due to poisoning, but that
the cause had not appeared.
Another Electric Road.
Springfield. III.. Oct. 2H. The secre
tary of state has Issued license to In
corporate the iMtcatur, Sullivan & Mat
toon Transit company to construct an
electric railroad from Mattoon north
westerly to Decatur.
Wreck in Virginia.
Roanoke, Va.. Oct. 2H. Two men
were killed and several others buried
under wreckage caused by a head-on
collision on the Norfolk & Western
railroad near Nace today.
Iowa Banker Acquitted.
Primghar. Iowa. Oct. 21. K. C
Brown, formerly president of the Shel
don State bank, charged with fraud
ulent banking was acquitted today.
COMPLETES MISSION '
Stockholm, Oct. 2 The cabinet has
resigned. It was formed bolely with '
the object of carrying out the dissolu- '
tion of the union with Norway.