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VOL. LV. NO. 243.
THE ARGUS, FRIDAY, JULY 27, 190G. TWELVE PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
NO STRIKE WOW IN RUSSIA;
Time Not Ripe for an
Attack on the Gov
ernment. LEADERS LOSE HEART
Emperor In Better Spirits Feel
ing That Day Is
St. Petersburg, July 27. At a joint
conference of the Russian revolutionary
committee held across the Finnish
frontier this morning it was resolved
not to declare a general strike at pre
TIME SOT II IFF-
A determining factor in the decision
was the advice of the revolutionary mil
itary committee which reported the
time not quite ripe. It was decided to
energetically push preparations and ad
dress manifestos to the army and navy,
peasants, workmen and people gener
Still Withhold Ir-lJon.
St. Petersburg, July 27. A decision
regarding the proposed general strike
is still in the balance. Conferences of
leaders are being greatly tampered by
the activity of the police, who all day
yesterday and last night hounded them
from place to place.
Army Im I'nrrrtaln.
Hope of the leaders being able to
bring about a genuine coup d'etat, how
ever, is vanishing, and reports of the
support to be expected from the army
are disappointing. A certain faint
heartedness is noticeable among the
leaders produced by fear of failure in
the face of the imposing array of the
government's military forces. A sec
tion of the constitutional democrats
has withdrawn from all participation in
the conspiracy, not being ready to sanc
tion opening civil war. r J " " "
Half a dozen government spies were
found dead in the industrial section of
St. Petersburg this morning. Political
assassinations are increasing in Poland
and small strikes are reported to have
been declared in many places in the
provinces. But the peasant movement,
so far as reports show, is not gathering
headway. Half of the Siminovsky
guard regiment has been sent to Cron
stadt in view of the ugly temper of the
Kmprror IMeaned With Illmnrlf.
St. Petersburg. July 27. The emper
or is apparently convinced he took the
right course in the suppression of par
liament. A member of the nobility en
joying personal relations with the sov
ereign and who saw him yesterday, in
formed the Associated Press today the
emperor has displayed exceptionally
high spirits. Two weeks ago when he
saw him the emperor seemed under a
great mental strain over the situation.
But with parliament off his hands and
the government again free to pursue
Its own policy, the great burden ap
peared to be lifted from his shoulders.
The original plan of creating an advis
ory council of empire having broken
down. Premier Stolypln's purpose is to
form a reorganized cabinet containing
non-bureaucratic elements which ill
be able to introduce the policy of
strong-headed reform proclaimed by
iieeure Promiiw. to Serve.
He has secured tentative acceptances
from several prominent moderate re
formists upon condition that no less
than half the portfolios are to be given
to non-bureaucrats and that "a broad,
conciliatory program of reform" will be
proclaimed in the hope of calming the
Some of those with whom Stolypin
Is negotiating are insisting the pro
gram must include an unequivocal dec
laration of placing Jews and all other
inhabitants on an equal footing before
Appealn for Support.
Official Russia in rather a pathetic
leading article today summons the peo
ple who really desire to see Russia re
generated to abandon their indifferent
attitude toward the revolution and
strike hard for the government, "which
is opening the doors to an era of re
form." Declaring, "no government has
a right to try experiments with the
. Offset By mm Order.
Running parallel with these liberal
promises, Stolypin has issued a further
circular to the governors Instructing
them to keep watch on the population,
to prevent meetings tending to lawless
acts and giving them authority to ex
pel dangerous characters and arrest
persons belonging to the revolutionary
parties and when found in possession
of incriminating documents to "exile
IN A DERAILMENT
Three Coaches Off Track on St. Louis
and San Francis
co. Springfield, Mo., July 27. Twenty
five passengers were injured, two prob
ably fatally, and over a score were
badly shaken up in the derailment here
last night of three coaches of a St.
Louis and San Francisco train bound
for St. Louis. The probably fatally
hurt are R. J. Thorpe of Monticello, 111.,
and Mrs. Kate Schoulty, High Gale, Mo.
A split switch caused the accident.
Engine Jumps Track.
Ironton, Mo., July 27. An Iron
Mountain passenger engine jumped the
track here last night. Engineer Edy
of St. Louis was killed, and the fire
man and a number of mail clerks in
jured. Passengers escaped with bruisees.
AT RIO DE JANEIRO
Pan American Congress Names
Who Will Head Com
Rio De Janeiro. July 27. Upon the
reassem' iing of the Pan-American con
gress esterday various committees
were -pointed. These, together with
their chairmen, are:
Drago Doctrine (most important com
mittee of the congress) William I.
Buchanan, formerly American minister
to Panama and Argentine.
Commercial Relation Professor Paul
S. Reinsch. University of Wisconsin.
Codification of Laws Leo S. Rowe,
professor of political economy, Univer
sity of Pennsylvania.
Patents Former Judge Montague,
Sanitation Julio Larrinaga, Porto
Rican commissioner to United States.
Rules and Credentials W. I. Buch
Publication and General Welfare
Van Leer Polk, Tennessee.
Gonzalo de Quesada, Cuban minister
to the United States, is chairman of
the committee of the bureau of Ameri
TRIES A NEW LAW
Texas Tomorrow to Vote for
First Time Under Primary
RESULT WILL BE CONCLUSIVE
Election in November Will Merely For
mally Approve Result Bailey
Has No Opposition.
Dallas. Texas. July 27. For the first
time in the history of Texas a primary
election will be held throughout the
state tomorrow. This will be by the
democratic party, which is required by
the new election law to nominate its
Settlen the Whole IaMue.
Because of the overwhelming major
ities of that part-, the result will be
conclusive from the selection of all of
ficers from United States senator to
constable, and the general election in
November will be perfunctory. Under
the party rule in this state the legisla
ture elects as United States senators
whomsoever of the majority of the
democratic voters may choose. Sena
tor Bailey has no opponents.
them to the uttermost limits of the
The Transcaucasus has been placed
under a state of exceptional security.
HAYE ALL DAY BATTLE
Turkish Troops Defeat Rebels and Car
ry Heads as Trophies.
London. July 27. A dispatch from
Tangier, Morocco, says a serious, all
day long engagement has occurred
near Muluya, and that the pretender's
forces were completely routed, with
heavy loss, by the sultan's troops, who
afterward paraded the district with
rebels heads stuck on bayonets a tro
phies of victory.
TWO GUILTY OF LAND FRAUD
Jury Convicts Former Public Officers,
But Recommends Mercy.
Portland, Ore., July 27. The jury in
the Hoge-Nickell land fraud case re
ported to Judge Hunt early today a
verdict of guilty and recommended the
defendants to clemency. Hoge was
formerly city attorney of Medford, Ore.,
and Nickell a United States commis
sioner. . . , r
ALL IN READINESS
Plans for Reception of W. Bry-
an at New York Have Been
LAND FROM YACHT AUG. 30
Series of Functions to Follow Nebras-
kan Writes His Wishes in Re
gard to the Affair.
New York, July 27. Plans for the
reception to William Jennings Bryan
on bis arrival here from a trip around
the world have been completed. Mr.
Bryan is scheduled to arrive in port on
Aug. 29. but he will go aboard a yacht
and will not land until Aug. 30. at 4
p. m., when he will be driven up Broad
way to Central park and back to the
Victoria hotel. A series of receptions
is to follow the one at Madison Square
Will Speak at New Haven.
Mr. Bryan's first out of town trip
will be to New Haven, and, it is said.
he will speak from the identical spot
where he was interrupted by Yale stu
dents on one occasion.
In a letter to Alexander Troup, treas
urer of the committee of arrangements.
Mr. Bryan favors a popular subscrip
tion of $1 each to pay the expenses of
the reception. He urges that no sub
scriptions over $50 be received and
insists that no funds from questionable
sources be accepted.
Kryan'M Letter on 1'nndn.
"There will be some expense," Mr.
Bryan writes, "and the committee must
see to it that no money is accepted
from questionable sources; in fact, I
think it would be well to announce
that the expense would be borne by
popular subscription, dollar subscrip
tions being preferable, but that larger
subscriptions would be received up to
$50, none being received over that.
Also announce that subscriptions of $5,
or more than $5, would be entered in
a book and the names given to anyone
desiring them. Subscriptions of less
than $5 would not be made known
without the expressed consent of the
"Say that the reception will be made
as inexpensive as possible, and that
any surplus over and above the ex
penses of the reception will be used to
print and circulate the speeches deliv
ered at the reception.
"I think the publication of the sub
scription is an important thing. The
republicans have failed to pass any ef
fective law in regard to campaign con
tributions, and this will be a good re
buke to them and will foreshadow the
adoption of such a policy by our next
' You can say, if you like, that I ask
ed to have this plan adopted."
The executive committee held its
first meeting yesterday. Norman E.
Mack of Buffalo presided. Charles F.
Murphy and John Fox of New York and
David R. Francis of Missouri were
elected members. Alexander Troup
was elected treasurer to succeed Na
than Straus, who was unable to serve.
A subcommittee on finance was ap
pointed, consisting of Alexander Troup,
Nathan Straus, D. J. Campau of Mich
igan. Francis Burton Harrison, and
Various names were added to the re
ception committee, including that of
Adlai E. Stevenson. On motion of Jo
siah Quincy of Massachusetts the com
mittee from the Anti-Imperialist league
of the state was added to the reception
NOT A CENT OF SAGE
ESTATE TO CHARITY
Widow Gets All But a Small Part That
Goes to Relative of Dead
New York. July 27. Except for a
few small bequests to relatives, the
fortune of Russell Sage is left to the
widow. There is no' charitable bequest
in the will. There is nothing in the
will to indicate the value of Sage's es
tate. Mrs. Sage's attorneys estimate the
value of the estate at S80.000.00t), of
which about $30,000,000 is outstanding
JUDGE DAY ONE OF SPEAKERS
McKinley's Secretary of State Will Bi
at Unveiling Ceremony.
Canton, Ohio, July 27. Judge Wil
liam R. Day of the supreme court has
accepted an invitation to deliver the
principal address on the occasion of
the unveiling of the monument in
honor of William McKinley being erect
ed by Ohio at Columbus. The cere
mony will take place Sept. 14.
To Bar Cults from Shoshone. -
Shoshone, Wyo., July 27. Settlers
of the Shoshone Indian reservation,
soon to be opened, are perturbed over
announcement that the Holy Rollers of
Michigan and Beilhart's Spirit Fruit
followers are seeking to establish
towns in the new country. - Trouble is'
feared should the attempt be made.
Secretary Wilson Makes
Public Meat Regu
lations. are:most stringent
Real Butchers Exempted
They Apply to the Sec
retary. Washington, July 27. Secretary Wil
son today made public the regulations
under the new law governing the in-
spectipn of meat products for the In
terstate and foreign trade. Thev do
not, however, cover the subject of in
terstate transportation of meat or mi
croscopic inspection of pork for export.
The regulations on these subjects are
to be issued later.
Are Made Striuient.
The regulations issued today are
stringent throughout and are in line
with the best authorities on the sub
jects of sanitation, preservatives, dyes,
chemicals and condemnation of dis
eased carcasses. The general regula
tions provide the scope of inspection
shall cover all slaughtering, packing,
meat canning, salting and rendering of
similar establishments whose meats or
meat food products in whole or in part
enter into interstate or foreign com
merce, unless exempted from inspec
tion by the secretary of agriculture.
Ileal Hutcliera I'xrmpt.
Under the law, the only establish
ments which may be exempted by the
secretary are real butchers and retail
dealers supplying their customers in
interstate or foreign trade, but even
these exempted classes are required to
submit to the secretary an application
for exemption. All animal's carcasses
and meat food products will be sub
jected to rifil inspection. Reinspec-
ion will Le had where ,'cr necessary.
SECRETARY SHAW WILL
NOT DWELL ON POLITICS
Arrives at Chicago and Declares In
tention is to Avoid Con
troversy. Chicago. July 27. Secretary Shaw
arrived in Chicago last night from
Washington. "I will go to Waterloo.
Iowa. Friday afternoon." he said,
"where I will deliver a lecture at the
Chautauqua now in session there. Sat
urday I go to Ottumwa. where I will
deliver an address to the Chautauqua
assembled there. After that I will go
to Des Moines to attend the republican
state convention. My mission west
bears no official significance. It is sim
ply a journey on private matters. I
am not 'mixing up' in any factional
fight as some have stated about mi
present trip. I will return to Wash
ington within the coming two weeks."
STOP AUTO DEATH INQUIRY
Police at Kenosha Fail to Learn the
Identity of Motorists.
Kenosha, Wis., July 27. There were
no developments last night in the
search for the automobllists who caus
ed the death of William Dreyer, who
was killed by an automobile north of
Kenosha Tuesday morning. The police
have abandoned every clew so far pre
sented. Owners of machines in the
city are banding together, and it is
possible that they will offer a reward
for the arrest of the guilty persons.
A HEADLESS BODY
Found in Ohio Berry Patch
Murder for Money
Leavittsville, Ohio, July 27. The
headless body of a man was found near
here today in a berry patch. The head
was later found in a nearby patch. The
body when found was badly decompos
ed. In a pocket were found letters
showing the man was Albert Kennedy,
of Ellis, Mo.
He had recently been living at Man
tua, where a brother resides. Kennedy
was known to have had $400 just be
fore death. Only 5 cents and a silver
watch was discovered in the pockets of
the dead man.
Went to Sell a Farm.
Kennedy went west a few weeks ago
to sell a farm, and intended to bring
his daughter back to Ohio with him.
If she accompanied him' she has dis
AT MERCY OF WIND
Mississippi Excursion Steamer
Driven on Shore in Vicin
ity of St. Louis.
PANIC NARROWLY AVERTED
Furious Storms With Lightning Do
Much Damage in Various
St. Louis, Mo., July 27. A remark
able rain, hail, thunder and electric
storm, which struck St. Iouis jester
day, frightened many residents into a
panic. The storm came up suddenly,
and the rain, which fell in sheets, was
driven by a gale of 40 miles an hour.
Seven fires were started in 15 min
utes by the lightning in different parts
of the city and the fire department had
a busy half hour. Signs were blown
through the streets and many shade
rees were damaged.
The excursion steamer Liberty, ply
ing between Alton and Piaza Chautau
qua, was driven upon the dyke on the
Missouri side of the Mississippi river.
five miles above Alton, and the officers
had all they could do to prevent some
of the panic-stricken passengers from
On Olive street the feed wire of the
trolley line caught fire and a blaze of
flame 100 fet high shot up over the
stretch of track between Broadway and
Seventh street, creating a panic in tne
large department stores nearby. Many
live wires fell.
Two Killed eur IIuIIiim. AVIn.
Barron, Wis., July 27. John Wail,
iving one mile from Dallas, Wis., was
burned to death in his barn, which had
been struck by lightning, yesterday.
His wife sent his little daughter out to
tell him the barn was on fire, and the
irl also perished in the flames.
Three Hurt In IIhig;nn City.
Michigan City. Ind., July 27. The
worst electrical storm years struck
here yesterday. A new house upon
which carpenters were working was
truck by lightning and two carpenters
injured. Henry Chubb, owner of the
house, was knocked from the second
tory and injured.
STATE CHRISTIAN ENDEAVOR
Opening Meeting Draws Crowd of Ar
000 at Shelbyville.
Shelbyville, III., July 27. Nearly 4.-
00 persons attended the opening ses-
ion of the annual meeting of the Illi
nois Christian Endeavor union in the
hautauqua auditorium in Forest park
ast night. The sessions will end on
Sunday night. The Rev. F. W. Rum-
ham of Decatur, president of the union,
presided. The service was led by Pro
fessor E. O. Excell of Chicago. Addres
ses were made by Mayor W. J. Eddy
and the Rev. L. H. Otto of Shelbyville. I
Response was by Vice President X. I..
John of Batavia. The main address of
the evening was made by the Rev.
James W. Fifield of Kansas City, Mo.
INDIANA MINE TROUBLE ENDS
Operators and Men Settle Question of
Amount of Slate.
Terre Haute, Ind., July 27. After a
long conference between operators and
miners, the latter, headed by John
Mitchell, the question of the amount of
slate a miner shall remove without pay
probably was settled and suspension in
Indiana averted. The operators deny
making a threat to stop check off. apd
say they only want uniformity and well
understood condition to avoid repeated
suspension of work.
TWENTY YEARS FOR
GEORGE G. ROBERTS
Murderer of County Commissioner
Kopf at Chicago Sentenced by
Chicago, July 27. Judge Kersten to
day denied motions for a new trial and
arrest- of judgment in the case of
George CI. Roberts, convicted of mur
dering former County Commissioner
John V. Kopf. The court sentenced
Roberts to 20 years in the penitentiary.
AGED 110; WAN1ED A PARTY
Pittsburg Woman Would Entertain Her
Pittsburg, July 27. Charlotte Rettig.
who will be 110 yea,rs old on Aug. 2
has applied to the police for a permit to
have a birthday party for her children,
grandchildren, and great grandchil
dren. She has 72 children, grandchil
dren, and great grandchildren, most of
whom are living. Her husband died
some years ago at the alleged age of
German Phoenix Backs Out.
Berlin, July 27. The German Phoe
nix announces that it will not pay lia
bilities in San Francisco because an
earthquake caused the fire. The amount
of its risks is $3,000,000.
Bernhardt Again Rebuffed.
Paris, July 27. The chanccllerie of
the Legion of Honor today again re
jected the nomination of Sarah Bern
hardt for the cross of the legion.
COURT RULES ZION CITY
NOT PROPERTY OF DOWIE
NEW CONSULAR POST
FOR ERNEST HARRIS
Rock island County Man Now in Ger
many, Goes to Smyrna,
Oyster Bay, July 27. The president
today announced the following appoint
ments: Ransl'onl Stevens Miller. Jr., of New
York to be secretary and interpreter to
the American embassy in Japan.
Will R. Lowery of Illinois, consul at
Ernest L. Harris of Illinois, consul
at Smyrna. Turkey.
Ernest L. Ifarris is a native of Rock
Island county, being born and reared
in Edgington. He especially fitted him
self for the consular service and has
been serving at various posts in Ger
many, being now located at Chemnitz.
WINS IN ENGLAND
Government Heeds Agitation and Cuts
Construction Program to Ex
tent of $12,500,000.
London. July 27. Agitation against
the excessive reduction of the naval
construction program has proved suc
cessful. Edmund Robertson, parlia
mentary secretary general, announce
in the house of commons today only
one battiesnip or tne ureaanaugm
class would be deducted from the ori
ginal program, although savings total
ins $12,500,000 would be effected by
reducing the turnout of a number of
smaller vessels. Robertson said only
three new Dreadnaughts would be con
structed instead of four, as originally
proposed. The total expenditure in
volved in the new program was $34,
000,000 instead of $ IC.TOO.OoO.
TOWNE WOULD RUN
New York Congressman An
nounces Willingness to be
SECOND ON NATIONAL TICKET
States if Elected He Would Have More
Authority Than Usually Goes
Washington. July 27. Charles A.
Towne. formerly a republican member
of congress from Minnesota, later for
a few weeks a senator from that
state and now one of Tammany's rep
resentatives in, the lower house. Is a
candidate for the vice presidential nom
ination, provided Bryan is named to
head the next democratic national
MnkfH Virtual Annoiincrinriit.
In virtually announcing his candi
dacy in this contingency here last
night. Mr. Towne proclaimed the im
portant news that if Bryan is seated in
the White house the vice president will
cease to be merely the presiding officer
of the senate and become a member
of the executive's cabinet with a voice
in all the matters of state that come
before this council. The Tammany ora
tor declared he would not accept a sec
ond place under anyone except Bryan,
and this announcement gives emphasis
to the Tammany movement in favor of
the Xebraskan. which has the hearty
support of former Chief Croker.
May Comr to A merlon.
The latter may come to America, pos
sibly to assist in bringing about a Bry-an-Towne
combination, as matters now
ROOT REACHES RIO JANEIRO
Arrives from Bahia and is Well Receiv
ed by the People.
Rio Janeiro, July 27. Secretary
Roof arrived here today from Bahia
and was welcomed by a representative
of General Rio Banco, Brazilian for
eign minister, and by the civil and mili
tary authorities. He was heartily
cheered by the assembled crowds.
Utah Chief Justice Resigns.
Salt Lake City, Utah. July 27.
George W. Bartch, chief justice of the
supreme court of Utah, has tendered
his resignation to Governor Cutler, to
take effect Oct. 1. Justice Bartch de
sires to resume the practice of law.
Bears Daughter in Prison.
St. Paul, Minn.. July 27. A daughter
was born yesterday to Mrs. Stella Bren
nan in the state pri on at Stillwater.
Mrs. Brennan is serving a life sentence
for the murder of her stepchildren In
Minneapolis about a year ago. The
child will be sent to Mrs. Brennan's
mother, who lives in Michigan.
Elijah Had No Right to
. Treat it as His
WAS MERELY TRUSTEE
Election Ordered In September
to Choose Overseer, All
Chicago, July 27. Judge Landis of
the United States district court gave a
decision today in the controversy be
tween the adherents of John AK?xander
Dowie and Wilbur Voliva over the
projxTty at Zion City. The court holds
Zion City and its factories do not be
long to Dowie; that while the contribu
tors of funds did not express a formal
declaration of trust, a trust was crea
ted. Dowie had no right to treat the
property as his own.
ItrfuM tat Appoint Itrcrlvrr.
The court refuses to appoint Alex
ander Granger receiver for the reason
Granger made a vow recognizing Dowlo
as the "messenger of the covenant,
prophet foretold by Moses, and Elijah
the restorer," to which vow "all fam
ily ties and obligations and all rela
tions to human governments shall be
held subordinate." The court said he
is not obliged to repose confidence In
a man so constituted that, living in thiH
republic, he would serenely vow read
iness at all timfs 10 abandisi his fam
ily and betray his country.
The court ordered an election on tbo
third Tuesday of September of a gen
eral overseer, all members of the
church residing in Zion City, male and
female, to have the right to vote. He
announced suitable provision would be
made for Dowie on account of his
services as trustee.
Il.--.('l nmrl Itrcrlvrr,
Chicago. July 27. John F. Hately
was today appointed receiver of Zion.
His bonds v.nx' placed at $25,000. Ad
judication in the bankruptcy proceed
ings against Dowie was set aside.
In llnniln nf Court.
The effect of the decision Is to place
the industrial affairs of Zion City In
the hands 'of the court through the
agency of Hately, while the church's
spiritual matters will come under the
supervision of the overseer to be elect
ed in September. Claims against
Dowie are now claims against the re
ceiver. Hately is a member of the
board of trade, and a capitalist, and i
active in charitable and reform move
ments. As to the election. Judge lan
dis assured the litigants he took re
sponsibility for its fairness on his own
Donlf Nut Prmrnt.
Dowie was not in court, illness con
fining him to a hotel. A numbor of
members of the church, however, who
still cling to him, wene present. Voliva
and his faction were numerously repre
sented. Voliva refused to discuss tke
decision, but the committee on boVh
sides unofficially indicated satisfaction
at the outcome.
llrltl SruMllile Solution.
With hardly any dissent, the opinion
was expressed by those present that
Landis had found a "horse sense" so
lution of the problem which would work
for the interests of the majority of the
members of Dowie's church.
Connection of Central Union With
Crescent Company Will Reach 825
Upper End Residents.
D. W. Mumma was in the city today
distributing the directories of the Cres
cent Telephone company of the upper
end of the county. The book contains
825 names, and Mr. Mumma says that
two-thirds of the farmers of the upper
end of this county have a telephone.
These lines nhortly will be accessible
to Rock Island subscribers of the Cen
tral Union company, which will make
connections at Erie, Wirtertown, Hills
dale, and with the Port Byron Crescent
service. The directory U neatly ar
ranged, and gives the postofflce ad
dress of the subscribers. TbJure are 230
subscribers at Erie: 153 at Hillsdale;
100 on the Port Byron Crescent line,
and 200 on the Port Byron Independent
line; 100 at Cordova; and 42 at Wa
tertown. When the connections are
made, with the Central Union lines, a
nominal toll will be charged for con
nections each way. The Union Electric
was to have connected with these lines
in a free service, but never completed
the line through East Moline.