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VOL. LV. NO. 222.
THE ARGUS. TUESDAY, JULY 3, 1900.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
ACTIVE IN IOWA
DEATH IS SUDDEN
TO MRS. THAW
Special Land Agents Put at Work
Democrats Open State Head
Thomas McDonald Falls by Walk
Again After Lay
off. quarters Long Before Date
With Rheumatism of
Mother of Harry Arrives
in England in Ig
norance OF HER SON'S CRIME
Trial May be Postponed Till
Fall Wife Denies Val
Tiloury, England, July 3. News of the
tragedy at the Madison Square roof
garden. New York, June 25, when
Harry Thaw shot and killed Stanford
White had not been communicated to
his mother, Mrs. Thaw, when the At
lantic liner, Minneapolis, was docked
here this morning. Extraordinary pre
cautions were taken on board to keep
any inkling of the tragedy from her
until the relatives were able to break
To Be Brokra vn Train.
Mrs. Thaw, who had been unusually
cheerful throughout the voyage, was
met by her son-in-law, the earl of Yar
mouth, and Blair Thaw, who came to
Tilbury to welcome her and her face
was wreathed in smiles when she land
ed. It is expected the news will be
communicated to her while on the train
btrtmd for London.
DrtPftivm Uaard llrr.
As she stepped ashore Mrs. Thaw
was surrounded by friends and detect
ives, the latter being detailed to pre
vent any stranger approaching her.
After landing Mrs. Thaw's party
boarded a special train from which re
porters were expressly excluded.
Told at London.
London, July 3. On her arrival at
London Mrs. Thaw was driven to the
residence of the Earl of Yormouth
where the news of the tragedy was
broken to her. She bore up splendidly
under the blow and has not decided
upon her future movements.
Mrs. Thaw will not return to Amer
ica immediately. Probably she will go
to Switzerland for her health.
Drnlm Yalet'n A ilfKDtlonM.
New York, July 3. "I was married
to Mr. Thaw while we were abroad and
before the ceremony in this country,
and will produce proof at the trial. If
the valet, Bedford, said we were not
married, I am surprised, but I don't be
lieve he said such a thing." This state-'
ment was made by Mrs. Thaw today.
Bedford, who died yesterday, was to
have been the principal witness for the
Will Tell All.
Mrs. Thaw today publicly announced
she will tell her story at her husband's
Will Not Withdraw I'len.
Counsel for Thaw decided today not
to take advantage of the reservation
made a week ago when the prisoner
entered a formal plea of not guilty.
Trial May ! I.ntr.
New York. July 3. The probabilities
now are that Harry Kendall Thaw will
hardly be arraigned before October.
This is owing largely from the fact that
roost of the courts will be in recess dur
ing the summer.
The death yesterday of Thaw's valet,
William Bedford, in the Presbyterian
hospital from complications following
an operation for appendicitis, removed
an important witness from the case.
Assistant States Attorney Garvin gave j
out the substance of the last statement
made to him by Bedford.
Makn Some Denial.
From him Garvin said he learned
Thaw was not addicted to any drug.
Bedford declared ho had not acted as
a "go-between" for White to get notes
to Mrs. Thaw. He had seen no notc3
passed, he alleged. The Thaws, he
said, never quarreled. As to the re
volver, the valet supplemented his pre
vious statement that Thaw had car
ried a revolver for three or four months
by stating that Thaw had carried a
weapon for about two years.
Relation of Thana,
In connection with th Riimnean trio
of Thaw and Miss Nesbit, he said he
.had accompanied Thaw and that Thaw.commis?b,"n appointed by Secretary
and Miss Nesbit had occupied adjoin-! Hitchcock, composed of W. A. Rich
ing and connecting rooms. The only ards commissioner of the government
marriage he had heard of, he said. was!,and office; Martin Maginnis of Helena,
the one that had taken place at Pitts-"""
burg. White, he said, had never called
upon Mrs. Thaw to his knowledge. .
ALL INJURED DOING WELL
Hopeful Reports Come from Scene of
Wreck in England.
Salisbury. July 3. A decided im-J.
provement was reported this afternoon!
in the condition of all persons in jured j
i in Sunday's wreck, and it is believed
there is every probability they will all
NEW APPROPRIATION AIDS
Expect to Uncover Additional Cases
Similar to Those Found in
Washington. D. C, July 3. Investi
gation into land frauds in those states
having public land within their bor
ders was resumed yesterday by a force
of 15 special agents of the interior de
partment, who were furloughed durin
the last three months on acount of lack
of funds to keep them going. The ap
propriation had been exhausted.
The investigation has been progress
ing with a limited force, but the 15 men
who returned to the field are engaged
exclusively in securing evidence relat
ing to conspiracies to defraud the gov
ernment of portions of the public do
main. They are among the trusted
agents of the secretary of the interior,
who is directing the war on land grab
bers and land grafters.
Eipn-t .More Convict lonit.
The 15 men who have resumed work
are distributed over the south and west
They are to work in Louisiana, Arkan
sas and Mississippi in the south, in
Nebraska, Colorado, Utah, Idaho and
Montana, as well as Washington and
Oregon. None is assigned to Okla
horaa or Kansas.
The most imiwrtant work is in Mon
tana. Oregon and Washington and sev
eral are assigned to assist the United
States district attorney in Nebraska
to secure evidence and prosecute per
sons charged with unlawful closures of
public domain for pasturage purpose
Rev. Mr. Ware, an Episcopal clergy
man, was convicted in the last land
fraud cases in that state.
NEGROES ARM TO
SHOOT DOWN WHITES
Blacks at Womack, I. T., Arm Them
selves to Avenge Lynching of
Man Who Assaulted Girl.
Guthrie, Okla., July 3. A message
from Pun-ell. I. T., to the state auth
orities, received late yesterday after
noon, stated that the negroes of Wo
mack have armed themselves with the
ntention of shooting down members
of the mob that lynched and burned
ill Davis, a member of their race.
for assaulting the 14 year old daughter
of Ira Robertson, a farmer.
Heavily armed posses left Norman,
Okla.. Noble. Okla.. and Purcell for
Womack. Three leaders of the mob
of white men are declared to be marked
for assassination and further trouble
of serious character is expected. -
Judge Dickenson of Chickasha has
announced that he will immediately
impanel a special grand jury to invest
igate the lynching.
EXAM FOR MEAT INSPECTORS
Civil Service Commission Announces
July 21 at the Date.
Washington. Julv 2. To carry Into
effect the meat inspection law recently
enacted by congress, the civil service
commission announces an examination
of inspectors to be held on the 21st
inst. The regulations under which the
examinations are to be held do not re
quire inspectors to be veterinarians.
but they must from experience be qual
ified to determine whether or not meat
is sound, wholesome and fit for human
food. They must be competent to su
pervise the preparation of various meat
food products, must be between 21 and
ou j ears or ape, and must nave nad
not less than one year's experience In
the work required to be done. The en
trance salary is $1,000 per annum.
WESTERN MEN GET CHOICE
Draw Best Numbers in Land Lottery at
Billings. Mont.. July 3. The draw
ings for land on the Crow Indian reser
vation began here yesterday morning.
The third number was drawn by John
Schwartz of Chicago, the two ahead of
him being Owen B. Williams of Custer,
Mont., and Henry Johnson of Sheridan,
The. lo'tcry was . conducted by the
u. sennuzger oi v.uej-
Fip Flap Is Sold.
New York. Julv 3. J. A. Bennett
has sold Flip Flap, winer of the Ad-
7 8ta,ke last Saturday to
.Langdon for i6,000.
Yates Announces Candidacy. ,
Springfield mt july 3. (Special).
Former Governor Yates today filed the
announcement of his candidacy for
United States seaator before the repub-1
licans Of IMiinfa .... - 1
Manila and Surrounding
Provines Are Infected.
NUMBER HAVE DIED
Several Americans Among Vic
tims Say Epidemic Is
Manila, July 3. Cholera of a viru
lent type has broken out among the na
tives of Manila and surrounding prov
inces. Four Americans in Manila were
stricken, and one, Charles Shehan, is
dead. Twenty cases and W deaths
were reported today.
More In I'ruvlui'ex.
The provinces report 20 cases and
25 deaths. Suburbs of McKinley are
quarantined. There was one death
among the soldiers. Health olhcials
do nat look for an epidemic of great
CAMPION NOT PUT BACK
Chicago Council Sustains Mayor Dunne
Against Ex-Fire Chief.
Chicago, July 3. John Campion, for
mer head of the Chicago fire depart
ment, who was removed trom omce sev
eral weeks ago by Mayor Dunne be
cause of alleged discrimination in let
ting contracts, will not be reinstated
despite the fact that the committee ap
pointed by the council to investigate
the charges, found the former fire mar
shal not guilty. The report of this com
mittee, which was submitted to the
council last night, contained a request
that Campion be reinstated. But when
the report was submitted for vote the
mayor's action was sustained by a vote
of 40 to 22.
CONVERTS OVER HALF TOWN
Rev. Billy Sunday Wins 714 in Proph-
i etstown Revival.
Sterling, 111.. July 3 Rev. W. A.
Sunday, in a four weeks' evangelistic
crusade in Prophetstown. which has
less than 1,200 population; won 714 con
verts and received an offering of S2,-
2"F3 JiaHovd tuttUftclde of Ufccrtjl
fVSfc at their nsmea cot hearts rrepcttofec ttwifl !
OrleanA and Jisscfrfl Gretk CherncyUel
GU love them, tut tfcee meet O Cutitxr PfX
TTBCVC tfrv shceiden roec & mcrnlnj not
. . . Co Ilgm tte xccrid. emerging from thy ftfflotet
Oj flgurt of a Mtto time tc rtar,
Hnd fretdctn trcm thy gv her m&nd&tt epoht
ft4 Vires ct CpprtBsicn up thy eUt
C1c exrrgcdL to red and brokenly retire.
ChcB earcpCa protKfce ucldfcr were
3ad tiuJr to fltt from thy unerring
TT7CD, tfc$0g A lt tbf wrrtcf9 met CsttiU
6o etcvtlf tutttcd ttot rxreta fraud
Ch gUty f tfffr MIuh tunxA it flcct
Hi ffctpry o at! tkt taW j land. .
SEE VICTORY AT THE POLLS
Former Congressman Butler Denies In
terests of Any One Candidate Are
Des Moines, Iowa. July 3. The Iowa
democrats have opened si ate headquar
ters five weeks in advance of their
state convention at Waterloo. Former
Congressman Walt II, B:itler of Des
Moines and Charles F. Miller of Wav-
erly, secretary of the democratic state
central committee, are in charge.
Not for Any C'unlile.
"These headquarters are not in the
interest of any candidate for governor
or any set of candidates for the state
ticket or any other ticket," declared
"We are not, however, opposed to
Mr. Bryan, who appears-to be getting
the unanimous commendation of the
democrats this year. It is ti little early
to outline our prospects, but we cer
tainly exptct to elect a governor this
year," he continued. "We also expect
to pick up several members of con
gress from Iowa and increase our num
bers in the state legislature."
'iimmiiiH In .uuiii. -
Cummins carried another precinct in
Marion county yesterday. The caucus
in Hamilton township resulted 31 for
Cummins and 30 for Perkins.
AT CAPITAL HERE
Fugitive Slayer of Ben Lederle Lost
Hie Hat Which Bore Rock Island
The murderer of Hen I.ederle and
assailant of Police Sergeant Fehr of
Springfield, 111., is still at large. His
hat has been found and the fact that it
bore the label of Gu.tafson & Hayes of
this city indicates that he was recently
here. The story of the shooting has
been told in the telegraph columns of
The Argus. A ii tecti-.v was in the
city today looking up t!;-' case. If his
mission should be successful, some
light might be thrown ra some of t ho
frequent jobs pulled off in thi.- city.
Chinese Rebe!s Take City.
Shanghai, July A Chinese report
says rebels have captured the city of
Hsinchenghslen after burning v a
church at Snngchichen.
of July Poem
oonrrueMXisoo. by j.a.E3Ekton
TC fetfired All
CwMch told the
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Character of Questions
Put to Senator Lodge
BEFORE GRAND JURY
Robert E. Proctor, Formerly
Private Secretary, Given
Boston. Mass.. July 3. Senator Hen
ry Cabot Idge was subjected to a
severe cross examination before (he
new Suffolk grand jury regarding the
political contributions to the republi
can state committee. When leaving
the stateroom. Senator Lodge said:
"The questioning and answers I con
sider of no importance. So far as I
was concerned. I 1 1 1 not seem to be
able to give any information that would
be of value."
.roiuil No i'ully 'overeil.
District Attorney Moran, who con
ducted the examination, holds a diff
erent opinion of the matter. When
tout ot wnat senator Lodge sai'l, Me re
plied: "1 do not propose to discuss grand
jury business. I will say, however,
that Senator Ixdge is not competent to
judge what value his testimony is to
the common wealth. If jeijury is not
important then the subject matter at
issue is not important. Senator lxxlge
evidently is sizing up the nutation
from what he was asked today, but. it
is not disclosing grand jury secrets to
say that be was interrogated concern
ing one phase only.
Robert tJ. Proctor, until recently pri
ate secretary to Senator Lodge, was
sentenced to ten months at hard labor
in the house of correction for Uto lar
ceny of $22T from John (1. Beslgen.
Stay of ;,cntr:.i.e until further notice,
of court was ordered by Judge Docoup
Miners Meet Death.
Blueiiolds. W. Va.. July 3. New
reached here today of a premature ex
plosion at the mine at Keystone, V.
Va.. last evening. Three men were
killed and a number arc still missing.
tx4ft And ncpvcd all aitn fc war t
civt for that dirtn decree
world thst c were larce no m?rc
pvccfofim that henceforth we ore re free.
77TfIte prcaeott dtood on thy embattled tro.
dhere damn dted and Pvrtnam ted the nc
Chat odcftd c( (a frtcdom'a Mecca now.
Per children come to worMp At thy fthrtne.
Im3 con of pca ehbtcd cccr thee. . It ray
fall aofiiy oh tfc; shaft thai cut the ahx
SlpnsHtS ty torfng haad tn (ater daye.
' UHH9 QXebeter epofce in worda thjt ftt not die.
TfipHRC to v thy epirtt. Dunher Wit
Hud. td thy fltory all the nation ecan.
TA thou ttxir guUe And (ntpiratIo ettU,
Co help them fcjttie for. the right of mam.
WAS APPROACHING THE STEP
Seen in Back Yard About 20 Minutes
Before Death Overtook Him
Coroner Holds Inquest.
Lying just off the walk near the roar
door of his home, and partially hidden
by a shrub. Thomas McDonald, aged
36, was found dead at his home, COO
Twenty-fourth street, shortly after 7:30
this morning. How long he had been
lying there no one knows, for no one
witnessed his fall, though lie was seen
to go toward the house from the back
yard some 20 or 30 minutes before his
death was discovered. Mr. McDonald
had been afflicted with rheumatism,
and death is attributed to rheumatism
of the heart.
lien Id liiMliinliiiiriMiM.
He had gone out info the yard, and
returning to the house had evidently
falUn just before he reached the steps
of the rear rch. A physician was
summoned when Ihe discovery of the
accident was made, but death had been
almost instantaneous. Coroner L. V.
Eckhart was summoned, and an in
quest conducted at the home this morn
ing, the verdict of the jury being in
accord with the facts as stated.
Wiim Horn Here.
Mr. McDonald was a native of this
city, and had resided here all his life.
For some time he was employed at
Rock Island arsenal as a painter. He
i.; survived by his mother, Mrs. Bridget
McDonald, and a brother, Edward F.
McDonald of this city. He was a mem
ber of Sacred Heart church.
Will of the Lata David Walsh is
Admitted to Probate in
BOYNTON IS FOUND INSANE
Moline Man Committed Who Has Nev
er Been Strong Mentally Offend
ere Plead Guilty and Pay.
The will of the late David Walsh was
admitted to probate in the county court
this morning. It provides that half of
the personal property and thf use dur
ing her life of the real estate shall be
given to the wife, llridget Walsh. To
the son. John Walsh, is given Ihe
other half of the personal property and
all of the real estate upon the death of
his mother. He is to make a pre
scribed settlement with his three sis
ters. .Mary McQuad. Anna I'earsel.
and Alice Walsh. John Walsh is nam
ed as execu'or of the will, which bears
the date of June 2. IVtfi.
Charles Hoynton of Moline. was ad
judged insane in county court tuts
morning, and ordered by Judge Par
menter committed to the W'atortown
hospital. The pat lout is :5S years or
age and no far as can b learned has
not been strong mentally during his
entire life time. He has grown worse
during the last 10 years.
Ilert Cheshier. charged with being an
occupant of a disorderly house, pleaded
guilty this morning before Judge Pnr-
menter. He was fined $25 and costs.
The alleged offense was committed
Ed Ward pleaded guilty to keeping
his saloon in East . Moline open Sun
days before Judge Parmenter jester-
day afteronon and paid a fine of $2a
and costs. -.
TINNED MEAT IS
NOTHING TO THIS
American Tells British Cigaret
Worst Thing We Have Sent
Iondon. July 3. Edward Page Gas
ton of Chicago testified today before
the committee of the house of lords on
juvenile smoking, that the worst arti
cle America has sent Great Hritain was
the American cigaret. "It's worse," he
said, "than Chicago tinned meat."
NO ONE HURT IN A WRECK
Delaware &. Hudson Limited Complete
ly Demolished by Derailment.
Ballston, N. Y.. July 3. The Sarato
ga limited on the Delaware & Hudson
railroad was wrecked here early today
and although the train was completely
demolished, not a passenger was killed
or injured. The wreck was due tc an
Canadians Win Again.
Henley. July 3. In the second heat
for the grand challenge cup today, the
Argonaut3 (Canada) beat the Thames
' Rowing club.
Russian Terrorists Keep
Up Record of Assassination.
THE GUILTY ESCAPE
Limited Division of Land to
Peasantry is Prom
ised. Warsaw, July C. The terrorists' de
termination to exterminate the police
force shows no higns of wavering. Be
fore noon today two more police fer
grants were added lo the already long
death roll. Iloth men were shot and
killed in the streets Htid the assassins
Kllllujc Mt WnrMn.
Warsaw, July :!. Last veuing the
socialists shot and killed it gendarme
and an infantry captain named Tobol
seff, the latter having been accused by
revolutionary papers of commanding
platoons at executions. The asbasbins
I.hdiI Hill lt rot!ii-ril.
St. Petersburg, July The govern
ment agrarian bill as finally approved
and introduced in the lower house. Is
published in the Official Messenger, ac
companied by a sort of proclamation to
the peasants glorifying the emperor's
constant solicitude for Ihe peasants.
Srn I. Mile Ai-iirfll.
It attempts to show the realization
of ihe socialistic schemes for the ryi
tionalization of lands Instead of im
proving the lot of the peasftntu, will re
sult In Inevitable misery, as the dis
tribution of all the arable state lands
of European Russia would give each
peasant less than one additional decla
tine. The substance of the bill Is to
distribute upon '"favorable terms" all
arable lands of European Husflia to
peasants ulio have not sufficient lands.
No Mbiu-l Itaefcr.
St. Petersburg, July 3. While it is
gent rally assumed Ihe emperor yester
day communicated io Premier (Joremy
kin his decision to bow to the demand
of parliament for the dismissal of the
cabinet, no official announcement on
the subject has been made.
A POLITICAL MOVE
IN INDIANA ACTION
Attorney General Would Close French
Lick Springs Hotel Alleging
Paoli. Ind., July 3. Attorney Gen
eral I.iller today filed in the county
court, an action to revoke the charier
of the French Lick Spring Hotel com
pany, of which Thomas Taggart. chair
man of the democratic national com
mittee, Is president. It Is charged
gambling is allowed on the property.
BREAKS LINOTYPE RECORD
Salt Lake Record Goes 10,000 Ems Bet
ter Than World's Record.
Salt Lake. Utah. July. 3. AH lino
type records were broken by Charles A.
Nichols, a Herald operator, wh f,et
106.300 ems nonpareil In S hours, cor
recting his own proofs. The former
world's record. 96,000 ems nonpareil,
was made by George A. Green, of Bos
ton, at the competition In Chicago in
EMPLOYES WANT EXCURSION
New Shops Men Would Go to Burling
, ton July 21.
Employes of the Rock Island road nt
New Shops have begun a movement
for a holiday July 21 and they have
made application to the Rock Island
road for a fipecial train to carry them
to Uurlington, It is believed that In
case the company accedes that there
will be enough excursionists to fill two
RETURNS FROM WASHINGTON
Party from Tri-Cities Work for Henne
T, J, Medill of this city. Captain Bry-
fion of Davenport, and W. A, Meese of
Moline. have returned from Washing
ton, where they went In the Interests
of the completion of the Hennepin can
al, Mr. Medill states that their mission
was eminently successful, though be
declined to make public the material
results accomplished by the delegation.
Name Was Boat; Drowned.
. Durango. Col.. July 3. Leonard Boar,
his wife and 6lx children were drowned"
while attempting to ford Animas rirr
at Cedar HMt New Mexico, yesterday.
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