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THE ARGUS, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1005.
VOL. LV. NO. 34.
FLEET OF POWERS ON WAY;
REPORTED TURK YIELDS
New Grand Vizier Said
To Have Named by
OLD MADE SCAPEGOAT
Germany Denies Making Trou
Constantinople. Nov. 2.V It is per
sistently reported, but not confirmed,
that (J rand Vizier Ferik Pash has been
dismissal ami replaced by Abidin Pa
una as governor general of the archi
pelago. As the acceptance of the de
mands of the powers requires a scape
goat, there is a disposition in some
quarters to credit the report as being
a precursor of an abandonment by the
Iirte of his present attitude.
Mmt "t Itrvolt.
Paris, Nov. It is learned at the
foreign office today that Austria and
Russia, in behalf of the powers, have
addressed a strong note to Bulgaria,
Servia. and Greece, warning them that
the naval demonstration against Tur
key should not be made a pretext for
revolutionary movement on the part of
those countries against Turkey.
Athens. Nov. 25. The international
fleet, assembled at Piraeus for the pur
pose of making a naval demonstration
against Turkey in suptort of the de
mands of the power for the financial
control of Macedonia, sailed at noon
today tinder staled orders. The Brit
ish and French torpedo boats were left
behind to keep up communication with
Auntrla l-nl to lrop Out.
Vienna. Nov. 25. Austria will con
tinue to take part in the international
action against Turkey so long as the
powers act unanimously. Hut if any
power withdraws. Austria will with
draw also. The possibilities of serious
complications are not Ignored here.
Kiprrta lllm.tw IHI.
The government still exacts the
sultan to yield to the demands of the
powers. Austria is not moving troops
t.iu.nril the southern frontier despite
reports to the contrary. The state
ment she contemplates a movement on
Salonica is categorically denied.
Hulnitrlnn IliintU I'ralte.
Sofia. Bulgaria. Nov. 23.- All the
revolutionary bands in Macedonia have
reached an agreement to work togeth
er for the autonomy of Macedonia.
This understanding was ratified by the
exchange of Utters between Grueff
and Tsoncluff. who hitherto have led
rival bands which have been waging
war between themselves.
Mar by Ijtad.
i tn Mfk "5. A mandate to
Austria to march an army Into Turkish
territory and to occupy and hold Mace
donia by force of anus may be the out
come of the quarrel between the sultan
and the powers.
Washington. D. C Nov. 23. There
n-ni iu no oarticiuatlon of any kind by
the United States in the naval demon
stratum of the powers to compel Tur
Key to put into effect financial reforms
i;rriuar ( ruurtUK Trwnblr.
Berlin. Nov. 25 The foreign offico
emphatically denies Turkey's attitude
is due to German influence. So far Is
this from being true that the sultan Is
actually angry at Germany because the
foreign office has repeatedly advised
htm to accept the powers' demands.
Bulk of I7.000.00J Estate Goes to Mr.
Jacob Heyl. Other Children Get
Milwaukee. .Nov. 25. Judge Carpen
ter today in a lengthy decision sustain
ed the will of Mrs. Llsette Schandein
and admitted the Instrument to pro
bate. The will makes Mrs. Jacob Hey!
chief beneficiary of the $7.100.000
tate and Mrs. Ella Frank and
Sctuindein. two other children,
cut off with small allowances.
NEW KING AND QUEEN
Christ tania. Nov. 25. The state en
try of King Haakon VII. and Queen
Maud int4 Christ iania took place this
ifT-n,,n The new sovereign was
m-uh Terr demonstration of
9 . IVVM1V " "
A FAMILY KILLED
Mother and Five Children Found
Lifeless on a Farm Near
FATHER SUSPECTEO OF CRIME
Victim' Heads Crushed in With
Hammer Man Believed to Be
Independence. Iowa. Nov. 23. The
bodies of Mrs. William McWilliams
and five children were found yesterday
in their home on the McWilliams farm,
and the husband and father is under
arrest here charged with the murder
of the entire family.
Evidently the mother had been killed
while preparing a meal, probably din
ner, for when the bodies were found
food was on the stove cooking. She
had been killed by blows of a hammer,
and her skull was crushed. Then she
had been hacked with a knife.
Call la fine at Time.
After her murder the children evi
dently had been called in one by one
and murdered in a similar manner, for
all wore clothing that indicated that
they had been at work on the farm
Just before death.
The babe, not 3 years old. when
found still wore hood and mittens, and
had in its hand a piece of buttered
bread. One blow of the hammer had
sufficed for it. and then the murderer
laid it in its mother's arms.
The only evidence of a struggle was
found in injuries sustained by the 10-year-old
daughter. Her hands were
badly lacerated where she apparently
had clutched at the knife.
The murder was discovered by a
milkman named Saunders, who called
at the house to get milk. When officers
reached the house no trace of the hus
band could be found, but an abandoned
suit of his clothing was found, smeared
Cooler Trlla of Traitly.
Later it was learned from a rural
mail carrier that McWilliams was seen
on his way to Independence in the af
ternoon and that he coolly told the car
rier that his family had been killed.
He came into Independence by a cir
cuitous route, r.nd was not found until
evening. McWilliams denies his guilt,
but evidence connects him closely with
the crime. It is generally believed
that he is Insane, although in his ta'k
with the officers he gives the impres
sion that he is sane. He long has been
known as a sullen man and given to ug
ly manifestations of temper.
CLAIMS SET UP BY
District Attorney Declares No Iwnmun-
ity Was Promised in Beef
Chicago. Nov. 25. l'njuivocal deni
als of the allegations of the packers in
their special pleas filed some time ago
in the beef trust hearing were made
by United States District Attorney
Morrison In his reply today. The asser
tions of the packers thai they were
compelled to appear and testify and
were promised immunity from future
prosecution are declared by the district
attorney to be unfounded.
The St. Paul has put on a crew to
repair the tracks on the approach to
the Crescent bridge, on the Davenport
side. The work was commenced yes
terday and will occupy several elays.
The pile driving apparatus is being
used In the work.
AUTOPSY FOR MIDSHIPMAN BRANCH
Ordered By Navy Department
"In the Interests of Justices-Defense
Washington. Nov. 25. The navy de-
partment has ordered that an autopsy
be held over the body of Midshipman
Branch, for whose death Midshipman
Meriweather is now undergoing court
martial at Annapolis. The court in
the case of Meriweather requested the
i department to direct that an autops..
be made in the interest or justice.
Iat rare ioa Set.
Instructions to this effect have been
telegraphed to Rear Admiral Sands,
superintendent of the naval academy,
within whose jurisdiction the court is
sitting. It is the department s wisn
the autopsy be as thorough and at the
same time as quickly made as possible.
! The defense offered two witnesses
yesterday. They were
Herbert 13. Laghardt, former roommate
FOOTBALL GAMES TODAY.
Northwestern-Minnesota at Minneap
olis. Oberlin Michigan at Ann Arbor.
Doane-Nebraska at Lincoln.
De Pauw -Wabash at Crawfordsville.
Yale-Harvard at Cambridge.
Dartmouth-Brown at Springfield.
Pennsylvania-Columbia at New Yerk.
Syracuse-West Point at Yet Point.
Virginia Poly-Navy at Annapolis.
Carlisle-Washington and Jefferson at
Washington-Georgetown at George
town. RESULTS FIRST HALF.
Yale, 0; Harvard. 0.
Columbia, 0; Pennsylvania. 12.
Carlis'e, 0; Washington and Jeffer
Dartmouth, 12; Brown, 6.
Swarthmore, 30; Wesleyan, 6.
Cambridge. Nov. 25. (Bulletin).
Harvard's fierce defense proved a sur
prise for Yale players and followers,
Cambridge, Mass.. Nov. 23. In con
nection with the general public interest
in today's contest between the Yale
and Harvard elevens, much attention
was directed to the question of elim
inating brutality from foot ball. Ear
nest words from President Roosevelt
and President Eliott of Harvard in be
half of cleaner play were followed by
recommendations equally firm that all
forms of "slugging" and other phases
of roughness should not be permitted.
All football crowd records were brok
en early in the day with respect to the
influx of people from points outside
DEAD BODY FOUND
Strange End to Career of Mrs.
Ruch, a Davenport
AT LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
Officers Made Grfwsome Discovery
When They Went to Serve Legal
Los Angeles, Cal , Nov. 25. When
officers went to serve legal papers em
Mrs. L. K. Ruch at her home yester
elay they found the woman's dead body
propped up against a doer on the inside
where she had died from apejplexy.
She had evidently been dead two or
three days. Mrs. Ruch came here sev
e ra months ago from Da en port, Iowa,
and had titled up an elegant a pari me nt
he re she lived.
Separated Kroni ilanbuutl.
Mrs. Ruch spent the greater part of
her life in DaveniMiri. but left
separating from her husband,
latter still lives in Davenport.
IS HEALTH THAT IS FAILING
Not Keckuk Bank, So Run Stops
When Loads of Dollars Arrive.
Keokuk. Iowa. Nov. 25. The run on
the State Central Savings bank stop
ped this morning almost entirely after
the arrival of four wagon loads of sil
vr dollars from Chicago and St.
Louis. The run was probably caused
by a statement that the president's
health was failing, the word failing be
ing repeated to depositors.
of Meriweather, and Midshipman Smith
a first class man. Their testimony
tended to show that Branch txk part
in a species of hazing practiced against
JEWISH RELIEF FUND HAS
NOW REACHED $800,000
Natnal Committee Expects $1,000,000
Mark Will Be Pawed by Begin
ning of Conning Week.
New York. Nov. 25. After less than
two weeks' work collecting funds for
the relief of sufferers from the Russian
massacres, the national committee an
nounced that ud to noon on Thurs
total of $vX.0w cash had been
received. Counting the uiuntys in va
rious hands not yet turned in to Treas
urer Jacob H. Schiff. the fund is with-
in one dav's coctribut ion of the S 1 .".
000 mark. Recently no contribution of
one day has Lec-n less tlian $30,000.
Reelected President of
VOTE IS UNANIMOUS
Important Business Crowds
Near Close of Annual
Pittsburg. Nov. 25. Samuel Gomp
ers was today re-elected president of
he American Fe-deration of Labor by
practically a unanimous vote.
Frank Morrison, of Washington, D.
, was elected secretary and John P.
.ennon, or uioemingron, in., ireasur-
r. The convention adjourned until 2
Pittsburg. Nov. 25. The most impor
tant elecision reached yesterday by the
American Federation of Labor was the
refusal to grant a charter to the .Na
tional Stogie Makers' league, because
the trade is so closely identified with
Socialists introduced two resolutions
on public ewnership, which the com
mittee em resolutions had non-concur
red in, and the discussiem which fol
lowed was spirited, but while at its
height was cut short by Delegate Ma
hon, who arose to a point ef order,
and cited the constitutiem to the effect
that political discussions should net be
permitted in the convention.
President Geimpers promptly eleeiele-.l
he point was well taken and eleciareu
oth resolutions out of em'er. and fur-
her discussion was steippe-d.
Oppuxe I m m Ik ration.
Pittsburg. Pa.. Nov. 25 The Ameri-
an heueration oi LaDors e-giumui.ee
on resolutions yesieruay rejjoi i-u
re-solution restricting Immigratiem to
he United States and its possessiems.
The resolution showed that more than
million immigrants Unded in this
country last year and were now ninng
haritable institutions and hospitals.
alleged the present immigration
laws were inadequate anil tlemanueu
from congress the enactment of suila-
le laws restricting undesirable per
sons irom tnis country, it was cii.uk-
d that Chinese are continually being
wrought into this country from Uritisn
Columbia. The entry, it was charged.
was ou the eastern part of the north-
The resolution caused a heated dis
cussion, which was greatly increase!
when an amendment was added to the
ffect that persons guilty ef political
ffenses in their own country would be
welcomed to the United States. The
lebate en the matter was interspersed
with amusing personalities, and notti
he resolution and amendment were
The committee em edne.ation mdors
d the position assumed by the execu-
ive ceiuncil regarding the right of wo
men to vewe. I ne report pt ine cm
mittee provider! that an active part be
aken by the American Federatiem of
Labor in cooperating w ith the Woman's
Equal Rights Association of the Unite!
States and tendered them every assist
ance in acquiring voting rights. The
committee's report was unanimously
- AS LIQUORS NAMED
Order to Pay Tax in Effect on Manu
facturers Jan. 1 and on Retail
ers April 1, 1906.
Washington, D. C. Nov. 23 The
commissioner of internal revenue an
nounces that his order issued em Sept.
12 last, when he ruled that all dealers
selling patent medicines which con
tain alcohol as chief ingredient are
liable to pay a federal tax as reta.l
liquor dealers, ami that the manufac
turers are liable to the payment of
special government tax, will not be ap
plied to manufacturers until Jan. 1,
1 . and will not apply to druggist.
until April 1 next.
An inceimplete list of the medicines
which fall within the commissioner's
ruling made public at the bureau, con
tains the following: Peruna. Hostet
ter's stomach bitters. Duffy's malt
whisky, DcWitt's stomach bitters, Dr
Bouvier's buchu gin. Dr. Fowler's meat
and malt. Kudros, Rockandry cough
cure, Cuban gingerie. At wood's la grip
specific. Gilbert's rejuvenating iron and
Washing'on. Nov. 25. The control
ler of the currency was advised today
- that the First National bank of Line-
ville, Ala., was closed by order of the
lKard of directors.
OF MAILED HAND
Sevastopol, Nov. 25. The sailors of
this port and a Brest regiment have
mutinied and joined the workmen who
are heading a men-ting under the red
Hag. The city is in a state of panic.
The sailors attempted yesterday to
hold a meeting. Rear Admiral Pisarev-
ski announced the me-cting would be
dispe rsed by the use of firearms, where
upon the sailors fired on and wounded
Odessa. Nov. 25. Troops have been
sent from here to quell the disorders
at Sevastopol. The mutineers have
sent the chief admiral a black coffin
and demande.l that he leave town im
mediately. Railway traffic with Sevas
toped is interrupted.
C'WMMaekM for I'eaitnatn.
St. Petersburg. Nov. 25. Twenty-
four additional squadrons of Don Cos
sacks have been ordered to be? mobil
ized to suppress the agrarian disorders.
Fine for Jm .
Warsaw. Nov. 25. The governor
general has instructed the provincial
governors to immediately celle'Ct fines
impose-d on Jews for evading the mil
SAYS IT'S A PIPE
S. S. Davis Talks Regarding Pow
er Development in Rock
GOVERNMENT BUYING LAND
Probably Gave Rise to Reports Tri
City Capitalists Were Becoming
A rumor has been started that t ri
city capitalists are interested in the
raising of the dam at the head of
Carr's island in Rock river that give-s
slack water navigation for the Henne
pin canal. It has bee-n reported that
there are a number ef men interested
xo the extent ef buying up the; shore
in the vicinity of the dam and that
when the dam is raised the power will
be dove'lopt d for the benefit ef the tri
cities. S. S. Davis. e)f the People's Power
company, when se en today, denied that
there' art1 any rece nt new d;jve'opnie-nts
in the situation er that there has bee-n
any purchasing ef land in that vicinity
by private' parties.
IIiin HIkIXm llrlim.
"I still have the wate r power rights
at Sears." said he. "but the raising of
the dam will not affect it in any way,
because? the dam is above t!:e rapids,
from which the power would have tei
be derived. The re is euily about a four
foot fall at the dam its if and this will
lie increased to pe'rhaps six feet if the
dam is elevated. This would amount
to inching for ow-r purposes, of
e-oiir.se. There Is a fall of about IS
feiet on the rapiiis but here there is
back water to contend with, besides
the lack of suflieii'iit volume at certain
times in the ye ar to furuish a high po
tential. For tlie se reaseins nothing has
been done in the past and netlung is
likely to be e one in the future, so far
as I know.
Kixk In Itlter Bottom.
"The plan of raising the dam has
been suggested as a cheaper way to
deepen the channel where slack water
navigation is necessary, than blasting
the reck eut of the river bottom. The
gejvernment has been buying land that
will be submerged by the increased
overflow and this may have given rise
to reports that water pejwer privileges
were be ing gobbled up."
HE STOLE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS
SAYS AGENT OWES $54,381
Master Reports on Claim of Employers
Against C. F. Wenham.
Chicago. Nov. 23. C. F. Wenham
general western agent for the Canadian
Pacific railway company, may be taxed
$54,381 if a repeat of Maste r in Chan
cery E. B. Sherman, submitted to
Judge Kohlsaat yesterday, id affirmed.
Wenham was charged in a bill filed
some roe.nths aeo with misappropriat
ing almost $;5.n0 by manipulating
steamer tickets and reports of Elder,
Dempster & Ce.. previous to the sale
of the company to the Canadian Paci
fic. DOUGHERTY UP NEXT WEEK
Mint Spend First Day in Prison in
Peoria, 111.. Nov. 25. Newton C.
Dougherty will not be taken to Joliet
prison until the latter part tf next
The first day in the penitentiary
must Le fcjjei;t in solitary confinement,
SIX SHOT DOWN IN BREAK
FROM A MISSOURI PRISON
Blacks of Solomon Is'ands Came
Near Killing American
CREW OF ABANDONED SHIP
Ruler Died After White Men Had Occu
pied His House Woman Suf
Victoria. U. C. Nov. 2.". Details of
the loss of the American ship Susque'
hanna. abandoned in a sinking condl
tion off the Solomon islands, show
some of Capf. Watt's crew had a nar
row escape from massacre by blacks
em the Sedomon because of the belief
that the ex-chief whose home was oc
cupied by the shipwrecked Americans
had die'd because ef their presence.
Mrs. El well, an American lady who
was a passenger with her husband,
suffered privations with the seamen
and was much admired for her pluck.
NEW YORK WOMAN
KILLED IN AN AUTO
Mrs. Francis Burton Harrison Dead,
Others Injured, as Result of
New York, Nov. 25. Mrs. Francis
Hurton Harrison, wife of the candi
date for lieutenant governor ef New
York at the last election was almost in
stantly killed in an automobile accident
today in Ung Island City. Mrs. K. T.
Scoit of San Francisco received inter
nal injuries and Charles H. Crocker of
New Haven. Conn., was also injured.
Mrs. Harrison was the daughter of
Charles F. Crocke r of San Francisco.
The ae cident was due te a break in the
steering gear while the automobile was
traveling at rapid speed.
SUPT. LEE GIVES
So Far as Effects of the Shot Firers'
Law Are Concerned With
Robert Lee, superintendent of the
Coal Valley Mining company, today, in
speaking ef tile weirking of the sheit
firers" bill said: "The shot tlrers bill
is erne eif the worst measures against
the operators tf the state and the pub
lic conceivable, and re-sulis in no eli
re'Ct benefit to the miner." Continuing,
he added, "The? action eif the shet fir
e rs' bill cuts the- producing- power of
the mine down greatly, as it is impos
sible t hoist ceial at the mine's more
than er ; hours a day, while under
the forme r arrangement -oa I wan hoist
ed s hours a day. It reduces the earn
ing Hwer of all e-oal mining pmpertics
in the- state.
"An invest i gat ion by lhe public is
all that the operators ask, and the
Ceial Valley Mining company would
willingly present any payrolls for the
public to judge of the earning power of
the men." adde-d Mr. Lee. lie stated
that no action of the legislature had
in any way affected the relations be
tween his company and the; miners, and
that the company had in fact urged
the men to join the miners' organiza
tions. As far as the Coal Valley Mining
company is concerned, its general rela
tions with its men have been uniformly
harmoniejus, and the men as a general
rule have he-en contente-d and satisfied.
Cashier Adams, of Assay Office,
Operated Several Years,
it is Found.
Seattle. Wash., Nov. 25. Iate de
velopments in the arrest of George Ed
ward Adams, cashier of the I'nited
States assay office here, for embezzlet
ment, indicates that instead of stealing
S.J5.00O in srold dust, to which he ha
cejnfessed. his peculations may amount
close to $20'i,0'u, and that instead ejf
covering a period ejf six months, they
will run funher back that 19u3.
Krmnidrd l Jail.
Adams' bondsmen have withdrawn
frcun the $30,001 bond, and Adams was
remanded to jail to await preliminary
hearing. Several Alaska men have al-re-adv
informed the federal officials
t'.iat they have been defrauded by somej
e,ne in the assay office. One man de-
dares, out of $G.0o of gold dust de-
posited there, only $3,200 was returned
Five Prisoners Make Des
perate Sally at Jef
EXCITING STREET FIGHT
Had Been Furnished With Arms
and Nitroglycerin by
Jeffersem City. Mei., Nov. 23. Con-
vict Hiram mane, snot nunng muuny
at the penitentiary yesterday, is etoad.
fhis is the third fatality resulting from
the attempted prison delivery, oov.
Folk and the penitentiary officials
pleaded with Hlake several hours en-
eieavoring to persuade him to make a
confession, but we-re unsuccessful.
Cemnivance ami assistance by some at
tache of the prison is strongly suspect
ed. A rigid investigation will be
t itetl Kltlrr.
Jefferson City. Me.. Nov. 25. Four
convicts armed with revolvers ana
nitroglycerin, escaped from the state
penitentiary at 3:15 o'clock yesterday
afternoem, after shooting a deputy war
den. killing two guards, and blowlns
up the steel gates to the prison yards.
A running battle followed in the
stre'ets of Jefferson City between the
fugitives and a iesse ot prison guards
and citizens. In this battle one of tho
convicts was killed. anether wounded,
and the either two captured.
E. ALLISON, guard and chief of the
prison commissary departme-nt.
HIRAM RLAKE. convict. shot
through the head in street battle.
JOHN CLAY, gatekeeper, killed for
refusing to give up the keys.
R. E. See. deputy warden, shot In
wrist, shoulder and arm; not serious.
Harry Vaughn, convict, shot in hand
during street battle; not serious.
J. C. Young, guard, shot in thigh;
IMotteil Wholmnle K !.
It is believed that there was a plot
for a wholesale escaie of all the! con
victs in the penitentiary, and that it
was frustrated only by the prompt ral
ly eif the prison guards offer the gate
ial bee-n blown open. It is believed
the revolvers and nitroglycerin were
smuggled intei the prlsein last Sunday
by St. Imis pals or Harry Vaughn who
visited the penitentiary that elay.
Cemvlcts Harry Vaughn, CharlcH
Kaymond, Hiram Hlake', Ceorge Ryan
and Eli Zeigler, who were working
near the inner gate, smiuemiy atiacKe-o
the guard about o'clock and fchoL
lKputy Warden Se and (iuaxd John
Clay and Caplain Ephraim Allison be
fore any resistane'e could be offered.
The latter twei were Instantly kilteel.
The- inner gate and then the ouler
gate we-re the-n blown ejpen with the
explosive ami the f.wir dasheet out.
Zelgler's nerve failing him at the fast
Soon guards were in pursuit of the
fugitives and Hlake; was shot through
the head In a running fight. The other
three seized a wagem and compelling
the driver to whip I he horses Into ;i
run started out ejf the city closely fol
lowed by another wagon loaded with
Soon Vaughn, who was leader of
the gang, was hhot, through the hand
and dropped his gun. The other two
were sexm surrounded, and seeing fur
ther resistance was useless, they sur-rendere-d.
All the cemvlcts were re
turned to prison and placed in solitary
LAVVSON HAS THEM
BOTH ON THE HIP
Boston Man Says Proxies Give Control
of New York Life and
Mutual. . "
Itoston, Nov. 23. Thomas W. Law
son says he has received so many
prexie-s that his control of both the
New York Life Insurance company and
the Mutual Life Insurance company is
EXCHANGE OF PEACE
Washington, Nov. 25.
of ratified treaties ol
Japan and Russia will take place at
this afternoon at the state department.
'The ceremony will be simple.