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VOL. LV. NO. 32.
THE ARGUS, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1905.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
TURK WARMS POWERS NOT
TO PRESS HIM TOO CLOSELY
DEFY REGULATIONS FRAUDS HIT INQUEST IS HELD SENATOR BURTON ASKED
A FIRM TO EMPLOY HD
Naval Cadets at Annapolis Ruled
Jury Says Carl A. Carlson Was
Struck by a Burlington
By Secret "Code of
Says Naval Demonstra
tion May Rouse Up
Renders Situation More Sen"
ous Warships Approach
Paris, Nov. 23. Turkey- note In re
ply to the ultimatum of the powers con
tains a warning that the action of the
powers in resorting to a naval demon-
uration may precipitate an interna
tional uprising of Mussulmen against
the Christian iopuIation of Turkey.
This is considered to be a threat as
it is known no demonstration of Mus
tsulmen against the Christians can oc
cur unless it has the silent acquies
cence of the Turkish authorities. The
Turkish reply gives a serious turn to
Itrfuara lo Comply.
Constantinople. Nov. 23. The sultaa
has refused to comply with the de
mands of the powers regarding Mace
donia. This decision was taken at a
council of ministers held yesterday.
The sultan approving, a reply to this
effect was sent to Baron de Calico, the
Austrian ambassador, who. as doyen of
the diplomatic corps, had presented
the joint proposals of the powers.
Iriuur lw St-hrmr.
It is understood the porte's note de-
- . . I. V. . I . I
linn p. 10 iiie sciieme as au lueeriereuce t
with the sultan's prerogatives and as
calculated to offend public opinion,
which would certainly oppose it.
It is further stated that the porte
will not i-anetion the extension of the
mandates to the foreign agents who
are superintending reforms in Mace
donia beyond the two years originally
Mi I pa Ml I'lrarua.
Athens. Nov. 2:5. The warships of
Hu- powers, which propose to make a
demonstration against Turkey have ar
rived at Piraeus and exchanged salutes
and official visits. The commanders of
the vessels are awaiting Instructions.
MARSHALL FIELD, JR.,
Examining Automatic Revolver When
It Is Discharged May Not
(Imago, Nov. 2". Marshall Kiel;!.
Jr., was shot through the abdomen
es relay evening by the accidental
discharge of an automatic revolver
which he had been testing iu his dres
sing room at his residence, I'Jl'J Prai
Mr. Field was sitting alone in his
room on the second floor of his resi
dence. He had purchased recently an
improved type of automatic revolver.
In anticipation of a hunting trip to
Wisconsin which he was considering
he was examinng his new revolver.
How the accidental discharge came
is not known to his friends. Kvidently
it slipped from his har. 's. struck the
chair in which he was sitting, and
was discharged. the bullet passing
through the walls of the stomach,
through the liver, and being lodged in
Chicago. Nov. 23. The condition of
Marshall Field, Jr.. who was acciden
tally shot last night, is reported this
morning as somewhat improved, and
bis chances of recovery are slightly
NEW ODD FELLOWS' OFFICERS
Staff for Coming Year Completed at
SpiiitgtWld. III. Nov. US. Officers
elected by the grand lodge f Odd Fel
lows in session here yesterday are as
Graud Master W. H. Humphrey,
Deputy Grand Master Fred B. Mer
Grand Warden Owen Scott, Deca
tur. Grand Secretary Johu H. Sikes.
Grand Treasurer Thomas B. Need
Grand Representative Retiring
Grand Master J. A. Lucas, Clinton.
President Jiua B. Carlin. of Jersey
ville. and Vice President Ijllie E.
Stewart, of Chicago, were reelected
last night by the Rebekah assembly.
Springfield. III.. Nov. 23. The state
assembly of tbe Daughters of Rebekah
today elected Mrs, Margaret Welelon of
Cairo, warden, and Mrs. Mary V. MIKcr
vl Springfield, grand tecrelary.
CHILD LABOR LAV
ARRESTS ARE MADE
Eighteen Peoria Business Men and Cor
porations Caught on Warrants by
Peoria. 111., Nov. 23. Thirty-eight
warrants have been sworn out against
IS Peoria business men and corpora
tions for violations of the child labor
The warrants were issued following
the investigation by Deputy State Fac
tory Inspector George Johnson, of
Bloomington. and Inspector R. H.
Woods, of Chicago, assisted by Deputy
United States Marshal Tripp. Among
the concerns involved are: Wheelock
& Co.. wholesale china: Avery Furni
ture company, the Scradzki Clothing
companv, National Cooperage company
and the Western Union and Postal
Telegraph companies. The messenger
service of the latter companies is bad
PLOTTING GOES ON
Situation is Steadily Becoming
More Ominous for the
TOO MANY REGISTER TO VOTE
Government Appeals to Revolutionists
on Ground They Will End
Havana, Nov. 23. Humors of con
spiracies against the government and
connection therewith con
tinue. Thirteen persons have been ar
rested in Pinar del Rio and 59 rifles
have been seized there. It is reported
that Representative Guerra is implica
ted in the plot in that province.
As Conductor Escarra was taking a
handbag from a train at Sanoti Spir
itus the bag was seized ana found to
contain two bombs. Escarra says he
did not know what the bag contained.
It is reiorted that the bombs were the
property of the railroad company and
they were intended to be used for
Two lan- ltrinlrrrtl.
The Discusion, analyzing the possi
ble motives for tiie uprising, admits
that 434.000 voters have been register
ed, whereas there are only 315.000 adult
male Cubans in the republic. It de
clares the electoral lists a tissue of
fraud. The law offers no remedy. The
government declares, however, that the
rising will not be justifiable, because
such a course would end the republic.
OFFERED SUPERVISORS $1,500
Fine of $1,000 Imposed on Milwaukeean
for Attempt to Bribe.
Milwaukee, Nov. 2!. J. Marion
Desberg today pleaded guilty to offer
ing a bribe of $15.otu to supervisors in
connection with the forwarding of a
county hospital contract and was fined
MEET NEXT IN MINNEAPOLIS
American Yeomen Turn Down Attempt
to Advance Rates.
Colorado Springs, Nov. 23. Th3
Brotherhood of American Yeomen to
day decided to hold the next conclave
in Minneapolis. A movement to in
crease rates of insurance in the order
failed to pass.
JAPAN PLANS NAVAL EXPANSION
Ships With Heavier Armament
and Higher Speed Will
Victoria. B. C. Nov. 23. The Japan
ese admiraltv has entered upon an elab
orate scheme of naval expansion which
is expected to be approved at the com
ing session of the diet, according to
advices received here. Ships with
heavy armaments and higher speed
will "be buiit. The Jiji Shimpo says
the battleships of the future navy of
Japanese will displace 22.0oo tons and
have an armament of 14 twelve-inch
guns and a speed of 20 knots, while
the future cruisers will displace la.ooo
tons and have a speed of 25 knots.
IJal of New Ship.
The Napon gives a list of warships
about to be laid down in Japan yard.-:
Yokosuka. battleship Satsuma, IS.Ouo
tons; Kure. battleship Akl. IS.OoO tons:
.armored cruiser Tsukuba. 14.'0 tons:
I armored cruiser Ikouia. H.OW tons;
lannored crui&er Ikubi. H.ovo tons: ar
BROUGHT OUT AT THE TRIAL
Defense of Midshipman Meriweather
Aimed to Show Authorities Wink
ed at Practices.
Annapolis. Md., Nov. 23. The fact
that the midshipmen of the United
States naval academy are governed by
a code of laws in flagrant violation
of the regulations of-the academy was
brought out in the first session of the
court martial of Midshipman Minor
It was the violation of this illegal
'code" which led to the quarrel be
tween Meriweather and Midshipman
James R. Branch. Jr. The quarrel w as
followed by a fist fight in which
Branch received injuries which, it is
charged, caused his death.
Under the "code" every detail of
these fights is fixed, the midshipmen
on duty abstaining from reporting
them, and excusing from formation
those connected with them.
i'lKbtlnic the Arsdrmy Kulc.
Midshipman A. W. Fitch, who refer-
eed the fight which was followed by
Branch's death, stated he had officiated
in 19 such contests and Midshipman
McKittrick testified that he had taken
part in nine. Detailed accounts were
given of the arrangements by which
midshipmen on duty acquiesced in ab
sences without leave and other dere
lictions in order that the fights might
go on. and. the testimony also showed
that although frequently severe inju
ries resulted from these fights and the
recipients often had to be taken to the
hospital nothing further was ever
heard of them.
This the defense brought out on cross
examination, it being evidently intend
ed to show that the naval academy au
thorities also winked at the code and
the prearranged fights under it.
MORE TRUE BILLS FOR
BANKER N.C. DOUGHERTY
Ten Indictments by Peoria Grand Jury
Swell Total to 150. with Bail
Peoria. 111.. Nov. 23. Ten additional
indictments charging embezzlement
have been returned by the November
grand jury against Newton C. Dougher
ty, former school superintendent anl
bank president. Judge Worthington
fixed the bail on the new bills at $:.
sou. which makes the total bail for
Dougherty $106,000. which the prisoner
has not been able to furnish.
One hundred and fifty true bills
against Iknigherty have been returned,
137 of which still stand. One of the
last bills returned contains 47 counts.
the most voluminous true bill ever re
turned in a Peoria court.
NATIONAL GRANGE ELECTS
N. J. Bachelder, of New Hampshire,
Atlantic City, N. J.. Nov. 23. The
National Grange. Patrons of Husband
ry, elected the following officers:
National Master N. J. Baehelder,
National lecturer George W. F.
Gauntt. New Jersey.
Overseer T. C. Atkinson, West Vir
ginia. Steward .1. M. Newcomb, Colorado.
Assistant Steward F. E. Merchant.
Chaplain W. K. Thompson. South
Treasurer Mrs. McDowell, New
Secretaryr-C. M. Freeman, Ohio.
Gatekeeper S. R. Powers. Wiscon
sin. mored cruiser Kamura, 13,0m tons.
ubMiarinrs Su-rraf ul.
The five submarines recently added,
built in American yards iu sections,
gave such success that the squadron
will be increased.
An immense gun factory, with 2
large buildings covering &3 acres, is
Iteing established on the Sumidi river,
near Tokio. by the Japanese military
authorities, where 4 .not) men will be
employed making heavy ordnance.
MURDERER KILLS HIMSELF
Body Found Near Scene of Double
Shooting in New York.
Nyack. N. Y., Nov. 23 The body of
William 11. Jones, who last night shot
and killed Harry Britton and wounded
Frank Britton, was found this morning
near the scene of the murder. He had
Buys Indiana Hospital Site.
Madison. Ind.. Nov. 23. Gov. Hanly
for the state last evening paid $36,975
for the site of tbe Southeastern Indi
ana Hospital for the Insane on the
hill non h west of Madison. It will be
a million -dollar institution.
Forty Contests by Fusion
ists Against Democrats.
EVERY OFFICE COVERED
Various Crimes Charged Mag
nitude of New York Frauds
Louisville. Ky., Nov. 23. Forty suits
contesting the recent election of ev
ery city and county official in Louis
ville and Jefferson county were filed in
the circuit court this morning. Charges
of conspiracy, illegal registration, false
returns, force and intimidation are
made, by the fusionists against the
New York. Nov. 23. The magnitude
of the election fraud investigation was
increased today by several new cases.
John Elder was held in $10,000 bail,
charged with illegal voting and perjury.
James Gallagher was held in $5,000 on
a charge of perjury. Frank D. Batzig,
Tammany member of the district
board of election inspectors, was held
in $5,000 on a charge of neglect of
Baptists Propose Second Congre'
gation for City of Rock
MOLINE RESIDENTS ASSIST
Numerous Persons Will Withdraw from
Mother Churches to Take Mem
bership in New One.
Tbe Baptists residing iu the east end
of Rock Island and western districts
of Moline are taking steps toward the
organization of a Second Baptist
church in Rock Island The First Bap
tist church of this city has for some
time conducted the Emanuel chapel on
Forty-fourth street, and for the prescm
this building will be occupied by the
members of the new congregation. Al
ready 17 of the members of the First
Baptist church of this city have taken
letters for the purpose of becoming
identified with the new church, and the
new congregation will include as many
or mote from the Moline church.
Outlook h"a orulilr.
It is expected that the process of
organization, with the selection of a
name and the election of church offi
cers, will be completed in about two
weeks, and the separation completed
between the Rock Island and Moline
churches. Those who have been con
nected with the chapel work and who
are now interested in the organization
of a church, feel that they are making
an auspicious beginning that will re
sult in one of the strongest churches
in the city after a few years. Plans
for enlargement and growth including
the erection of a larger church build
ing are already being considered in
formally. TRAINS COLLIDE
IN A DENSE FOG
Men Killed as Result of Clash
on the B. . O. in
Albion, Ind.. Nov. 23. Five men
were killed and one fatally injured to
day in a headon collision near here be
tween work and gravel trains on the
Baltimore & Ohio tailroad. The trains
collided in a dense fog.
HEAVED A STONE AT IT0
Japanese Marquis Injured by Gang of
London, Nov. 23. A news agency
Tokio dispatch says: "A message this
morning from Seoul states Marquia Iio
was slightly injured by a stone thrown
by a party of disorderly Koreans Wed
LOS ANGELES BANK
ROBBED OF $15,000
lajs Angeles, Cal., Nov. 23. Robbers
broke into the k?al Japanese bank
Jat night and took ca.h amounting to
BLOOD ALONG THE Q TRACKS
Remains Removed to Home of Brother
In Moline No One Saw the
An inquest over the remains of Carl
A. Carlson, the Rock Island man whose
death resulted from injuries he receiv
ed by being run down by a train yes
terday morning, was conducted in Mo
line this morning. No one could be
found who had seen the accident, al
though several were at the place a few
minutes later. Carlson was found 70
feet from the crossing, and between
Forty-sixth street and the place where
he was picked up, blood and hair were
found all along the Burlington tracks.
It was concluded that a 'Rock Island
train had not struck him, as he was
found over 40 feet from the Rock Is
Vertllrt of Jury.
The jury returned a verdict that
Carlson came to his death by being
struck by a Burlington train, presum
ably a freight tram, about 0:30 yester
day morning near the Forty-sixth
The Temains were removed to the
home of John E. Carlson in Moline, a
brother of the deceased. The funeral
will be held at 2 o'clock tomorrow af
ternoon from the brother's home. Mr.
Carlson was born in Sweden in 1858.
and had been in Rock Island and Mo
line 14 years.
CAUSE OF MURDER
One Man Killed and Another Badly
Injured in New York Dance
New York, Nov. 23. Election frauds
are believed by the police to have
caused the murder last night of W. F.
Harrington in a Little Naples dance
hall, and also the probably fatal injury
of Abraham Juckerman. The dance
hall is conducted by Paul Kelly, leader
of the east side gang. From papers
found on the dead man and from infor
inatiou obtained from nine prisoners.
the police learned the quarrel started
over election matters. One of the pris
oners had a marked ballot of the last
election in his pocket.
ADMITTED TO BAR AT 65
Sterling Man Holds It Is Never Too
Late to Make Good Beginning.
Nicholas Van Sant, of Sterling, aged
t;. years, has just been admitted to the
Illinois bar. For 30 years he conduct
ed a lumber and coal business, but two
years ago he decided to take up a pro
fessional career and entered the law
school of the Cniversity of Michigan.
He was graduated in the regular man
ner, and two weeks ago at Springfield
successfully passed his examination for
the bar. Mr. Van Sant fought under
Gram in the civil war for three years
and holds an honorable discharge.
Roosevelt Ranch Sold.
Dickinson, N. D.t Nov. 23 The "Mal
tese Cross" ranch, owned and occupied
by President Roosevelt during his resi
dence in western North Dakota, has
been purchased by O. .1. De'.endrecie,
of Fargo, for $15,000.
Certify to Change of Name.
Springfield. 111. Nov. 23. (Special.)
A certificate of change of name of
the Tri-City Regalia company of Rock
Island to the American Regalia com
pany was filed with the secretary of
IS FOR PHILIPPINE FREE TRADE
SAYS CANDIDATES CAN PAY
Attorney General Stead's Opinion Ap
plies to Fees of Legislators.
Springfield. HI.. Nov. 23. An opinion
hua be-eii rendered by Attorney Gen
eral Stead that a candidate; for tie?
senate or ilie house of rt-pre.-se ntal i cm
can cither pay the? required fees to the
clerk of the candidate's home; county
and request him tj distribute tc the
clerks of the other counties, or the can
didate can make the distribution him
self NO HANDBOOKS ALLOWED
Order Enforced in Government Print
ing Department by Ricketts.
Washington Nov. 23. "Handbook
in the government printing office will
not be allowed." This is the gist ot
an order being enforced by Acting
Public Printer Rickc-tta in i!ie govern
ment printing office.
New Loan Issued Nov. 23.
IxmdoD. Nov. 23. The new Japanese
lan of $125 o.o00 will, it is officially
amounted, be issued Nov. 2V
NEW SHOPS UNKNOWN
IS TAKEN CARE OF
Jim Sellers Puts Him to Sleep in 10
Rounds Before Davenport
I'nder the auspices of the Davenport
Athletic club, a boxing tournament of
unusual interest was pulled off at Lahr-
mann's hall in that city last night. The
main go was between Jim Sellers, of
Rock Island, and Buck Stetzer. the
New Shops "unknown." Both men
weighed iu at about 155 pounds and
the match went lo rounds. Sellers
won in the 10th. Kid Ainmerman, of
this city, defeated a stranger register
ing as Hurtubic. of Canada in three
rounds, and McNamara of Davenport.
and Mulholland of Dubuque, went four
rounds to a draw.
LEAVES THE CHAIR
Dr. A. W. Williamson, of Augus-
tana College, Retires
IS NESTOR OF THE FACULTY
Called to Institution 25 Years Ago
Author of Several Text Books
veteran of War.
Dr. A. W. Williamson, nestor of the
faculty of Augustana college, has re
tired. On account of or health he
has given up his work after 25 years iu
the institution, during all of this time
having worked diligently and faithful
ly for the interests of Augustana col
lege. It is with deep regret on the part
of both the faculty and student body
that the announcement i.-s made.
Text Hook Viillmr.
He has been holding the chair of
mathematics and astronomy and is rec
ognized as one of the greatest mathe
maticians of his time. He has written
a valuable text book on plane and solid
geometry, as well as several other
books. For several years lie has been
secretary of the faculty. His classes
will be taken charge of by Dr. Foss and
Prof. Magnusou until the holiday vaca
tion, by which time some one will be
called to the chair.
MiKlrnt n( H .
Dr. Williamson began his college
studies in Knox college at Galesburg,
which he ent red in 1X53. He was
graduated from Marietta college. Mari
etta, Ohio, in 1V57. Later he spent a
ye-ar at Yale. lie. served through the
civil war, becoming an assistant to the
adjutant general. From the dose of
the war he took up the profession of
leaching, but was forced to retire in
1S73 on account of jxtor health. After
three years he resumed the work ami
in 1SS0 was called to Augustana from
Gustavus Aclolphus college.
WOMAN'S IDENTITY PUZZLES
Davenport Police Have Mystery They
Hope to Solve in Next 10 Days.
A woman of evident refinement was
found in a stupor from drink or drugs
in the doorway of a saloon in Daven
port's tenderloin region by the police
early this morning. When brought to
her senses at the station s'ne absolute
ly refused to throw any light on her
odentity. She was sentenced to 10
days' imprisonment and in the mean
time the police will endeavor to learn
something alut her family connec
tions. New York Board of Trade De
clares Itself Opposes
f ' York. Nov. 23. Itcr.olutioris fav
oring the abolition of American duties
on Philippine proelucis and the re peal
of the new law to re-gulate- shipping
bedween this country and the Philip
pines were adopted by the New York
lxjard of trade.
The board declared itself opposed to
ti;e appointment of special agents of
the I'nited States in foreign countries
with diplomatic rank and the title of
commercial attache. The department
e,f state proposed this innovation in the
Americau consular synie-m and anked
the New York boanl of trade's opinion
Ii-I uu ! in I Urul.
In rmiriiing a negative answer, iiie
board stated ihat merchants who wih
to enter into business relations with
foreign cejijntries would not lif guided
by the commercial attache, but wouid
continue to depend on the ir own spe
cial tc prctiitati ves.
Government Springs Sur
prise in Prosecution
at St. Louis.
NEW WITNESS ON SCENE
President Brooks, of National
Securities Company, Had
Deal on With Kansan.
Si. lAuis. Nov. 23. The .i.overnnietu
sprang a surprise iu the trial of Seu
ator Burton, charged with being a paid
attorney for a corporation in matters
pending before" tbe postofllce depart
ment, by introducing as witness today,
Charles II. Brooks, former president
of the National Securities company.
A.knl for Jul).
Brooks testified I hat at a ouference
R. H. Kasior introduced Burton and
said the senator was willing to repre
sent the National company. Brooks
said he did not se'c how the? senator
could be of any use to him.
"Kastor replied." coniinued the wit
ness, "he is t lie man who defeated your
tight against Maj. Dennis, president of
the Rialto company, by presenting the
issue of a fraud order by the postof
I hnnufil Ilia Ml ml.
"I replied that it might be well to
employ Bnrton. as Kastor assured nio
all the speculative companies in St.
Louis were under investigation and
that trouble might be made for me?.
"There was some general discussion
between myself ami Burton as to terms
and other matters, but no definite ar
rangement was rachcd."
The government brought out the fact
that Brooks is now awaiting a decision
of the court of appeals on his convic
tion on a charge of conducting :i
scheme to defraud in connection with
the National Securities company.
WOULD FORCE A
Henry A. Ainevvorth Sets Up Claim to
Block on Fifteenth Street, Moline
Henry A. Alnsworlh has commenced
action in the circuit court, against Lou
is Roseiistein lo force the sale of a
brick bloe-k at ihe corner of Fifth av
enue and Fifteenth street, Moline, up
on an alleged contract. Thu plalntlT
sets up the claim that John A. Gond
mausoii was given power to sell the
property for not less than $50,000, th:
commission being 2 per cent. An op
lion was offeree! Mr. Alnsworth at this
price and he accepted, all of the pro
ceedings being in writing. The defend
ant, it is alleged, refused to transfer
the property according to agreement.
George W. Wood is attorney for tho
CHILD FOUND DEAD
IN WATERTOWN HOME
Body Discovered in Bed Coroner Goes
to Make an Investi
gation. A 7-wevks-old child was found dead
in bed this morning at the I. Connors
residence in Waiertown. Thecasohas
bee-n turned over lo Coroner L. V.
Kckliarl. who will conduct an Inquest
at Watertown this afternoon.
JUDGMENT FOR PLAINTIFF
Justice Johnson Renders Decision on
Home Building Contract.
Justice G. Albert Johnson today ren
dered judgment against the Home
Building company of Chicago in favor
of Mrs. Sophia Clough. of thin city,
for $57.;o, which Mrn. Clough claimed
she had paid on a contract with tbe
company. The; company, which is a
co-partnership institution, has a large,
number of contract holders iu Rock
Islam). The plaintiff was represented
by H. M. McCaakrin. while Murphy &
Witter appe-artd for the defefjHe.
Many Divorces in Henry.
Nearly 30 divorces have been grant
eel In the circuit court at Cambridge
thus far in tbe November term. Th
applications for dissolution of marriage
ties are more numerous at this than af.
any previous term iu many years.