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VOL. LV. NO. 2C8.
THE ARGUS. SATURDAY, AUGUST 25, 190G. TWELVE PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
CUBAN GOVERNMENT HARD
BESET, SUGGESTS TERMS
Would Make Important
Concessions to the
American Flag Used as a Pro
tection and Generally
Havana, Aug. 25. The stars and
stripes are flying conspicuously from
points or vantage on American owned
DroDerties throughout the disturbed
district and are scrupulously respected
Dy Doth tne governments forces
and roving bands of insurrectionists,
the emblem of the United States per
haps exerting a moral influence over
sober minded Cubans.
Senator Morna Campos Marqusti,
liberal, wno nas espoused tne cause of
the insureents. has nuhlielv advocated
the appointment by President Roose-
relt of a commission to investigate
the charges of fraud in connection
with the last elections. Other prom
inent men endorse the idea.
Show larxpwlrd Strength.
Today's early advices from Pinar del
Rio and vicinity indicate the outcome
of the expected battle between govern
ment troops and insurgents under
Guerra is more in doubt than the offi
cials at Palos are willing to admit.
Guerra is believed to have about 2,000
men who can be depended upon and
are reported well equipped with arms
Smtpn'l a Rum.
It is suspected the insurgent leaders
withdrawal from San Luis and San
Juan was a ruse to attract the govern
ment troops from their base at Pinar
del Rio. A sudden descent upon Pinar
del R16 in the event that Palma's
troops do not take an early offensive
would not surprise those seemingly
well informed. The city has less than
1,000 armed 'defenders, and the
strength of civilian loyalty is In doubt.
Havana Still I.oyal.
So far there has been no serious
disaffection in the city but in surround
ing districts the situation is not reas
suring. iMaaa for Settlement.
Among the suggestions made with
a view of bringing about a peaceful
settlement of the insurrection is that
of conceding to the liberals the annul
ment of the December elections and
holding new ones in which both politi
cal parties, moderates and liberals,
shall participate fairly and freely.
CommUnlon br Rooaevelt.
Another is that a commission be ap
pointed by President Roosevelt to In
vestigate the matters in dispute. It is
also proposed that a commission com
posed of government supports and
insurgents, of which the American min
ister here shall be chairman, be ap
pointed to decide upon a basis of set
tlement. Neither of the plans appeal
Havana, Aug. 25. It is announced at
the palace this afternoon that Dacal
lao's force operating against Guerra
had a skirmish with a band of rebels
near Pinar del Rio today, with the re
sult that the rebels were dispersed,
and the troops captured several horses.
Rural Gaarda Again Triumph.
Havana, Aug. 23. A detachment of
rural guards had a skirmish this morn
ing with a large insurgent band com
manded by Colonel Asburt. The in
surgents, who were encamped at a
place called Rio Blanco, according to
a report from Batabano, disbanded and
fled, leaving four men dead and a dozen
wounded on the field. Colonel Asburt
is believed slightly wounded. Two ru
ral guards were wounded.
Again Morn Claerra.
Havana. AH&. 25. Colonel Bacallao,
with 250 artillerymen and 50 recruits,
left San Juan De Martinez this morn
ing moving in the direction of Guanes
and Pinar Del Rio in the expectation
of giving battle to Pino Guerra, the
Take Town ar Havana. .
Havana. Aug. 23. The village of Ar
royo Naranjo, five miles from Havana,
was occupied by a force of 70 insur
gents last night. A detactwnent of
provincial police proceeded to Arroyo
j;cranjo early this morning and the
insurgents scattered as the govern
ment forces approached.
Settle Cabinet Trouble.
Havana. Aug. 25. The cabinet crisis,
it is officially announced, has been sat
isfactorily arranged as follows: Senor
Ofarrill retains the portfolio of secre
tary of state and justice. Senor Font
Sterling and General Montalvo will
continue ad Interim In charge of the
ministry of the interior. When Gen-
BOGUS NOBLE ROBS HIS
YOUNG AMERICAN WIFE
Crime at Hamburg Reveals Identity
of Metal Worker Who Found
Berlin, Aug. 25. The Lokal Anzel
ger announces the arrest at Hamburg
of a man who described himself a3
"Baron Santos von Dobrowski Don-
nersmark." He is charged with having
recently deserted his American wife
in Paris, taking with him jewelry be
longing to her valued at $8,000 and
also a sum of money. The man's ar
rest was due to the American consul
A great part of the jewels had been
disposed of by the "baron," but the
poliee seized the remainder.
The "baron" is said to be a metal
worker named Konrad, who was mar
ried to an American girl of good fam
ily in Manila on May 4.
Soma Pleased Others Displeased
by President's Spelling
CAUSES LOSS OF DERIVATION
One Objection Made Revision of Dic
tionaries Necessary Before Fi
Xew York. Aug. 25. Dr. C. 1. G.
Scott, secretary of the simplified spell
ing board, is elated over the presi
dent's order that "reform spelling" be
used in official documents issuing from
the White house. He believes it is
the greatest step yet made in simplify
ing the spelling of English, although
even with the presidential endorsement
he does not believe there will be any
sudden change from the old establish
Hold It of o Value.
Professor Charles McMillan of Prince
ton university said when asked what
he thought of the changes in spelling
endorsed by Roosevelt : ' "I do rtoT
think it will be of any value, for when
we change our words to spell them
phonetically, we lose their origin.
When we do this, we will have to be
gin all over. Surely the English lan
guage is complicated enough as it is
now without making it still worse. I
believe we should by all means retain
the old methods of spelling."
"What change such a new system
would make in our colleges and whal
reprinting of standard works would Ut
necessary to bring it into use."
"We must first secure uniform pro
nunciation before we can hope to have
a successful phonetic system of spell
ing." said Professor James Morgan
Halt, head of the English department
at Cornell university.
eral Ruis Rivera. Cuban minister to
Central and South America, reaches
the city he will resume charge of the
"Gum Shoe" Wilson at Milwaukee.
Milwaukee. Aug. 25. Secretary of
Agriculture Wilson visited Milwaukea
today, and accompanied by the chief
of the local meat inspection bureau,
visited the packing houses of tlie city.
William Blockstead, Converted
Drink Mixer, Strict as
Wayland, Mich., Aug. 25. A week
ago William Plockstead, in white
apron, was taking in nickels over a
bar for lager beer. Today the same
William Plockstead is chief of police
of Wayland and has clamped down the
lid so tightly that not a glass of beer
is sold after hours and no saloon keep
er dares open his doors on Sunday.
The bartender was suddenly convert
ed and quit his job, declaring that he
would devote his life to the interests
of law and order. He had mixed some
in local politics and had worked up
quite a following.
Plockstead asked the mayor to make
him chief of police. He mapped out
for the executive his plans for enforc
ing the closing laws, was appointed
and unanimously confirmed by the
council. Without waiting to don his
uniform the ex-bartender chief person
ally notified every saloon keeper that
the lid was on, and on to stay.
Ium la Campaign.
Chief Plockstead says lie will arrest
the first man that violates the Jiquor
and gambling laws. His appointment
JOIN THE SOCIETY
Illinois German Newspaper Men
Affiliate With Tri-State
THE' VOTE IS UNANIMOUS
Invitation from German-American As
sociation is Accepted Elect Of
At the special session of the Union
Society of German Newspaper Men of
Illinois at Hotel Harms this morning
it was unanimously decided to have
the society become a part of the German-American
Press association of
Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota
which is holding its annual session at
Turner hall. Davenport. Out of a
membership of 35 there were 1C pres
ent. After the meeting Lother Harms
entertained the society at luncheon.
After luncheon the society attended
the convention of the tri-state organi
zation and Louis Philip Wolf of Peoria
in behalf of the Illinois German News
paper Men thanked them for the cour
tesy extended and announced that the
Illinois men had unanimously decided
to affiliate with the association repre
senting the three states. The German
American Press association in their
session this morning took up a greater
part of the time with routine business
President iereck of the German-
American Authors' association extend
ed to the delegates an invitation be be
come members of that association.
The convention of the tri-state organ
ization opened yesterday morning at
Turner hall, Davenport. A general
discussion of various questions of in
terest to newspaper men together with
the routine business took up a greater
part of the morning session. The mat
ter of inviting the Union Society of
German Newspaper Men of Illinois to
join the association now in session,
was early brought up for discussion
and a committee consisting of Adolph
O. Lutze, Adolph Petersen and Edward
Lischer was appointed to extend an in
vitation. Ed Lischer, Hans Demuth
and Nic Conner was appointed to form
ulate resolutions in memory of Louis
Herbrandt, the deceased editor of Der
Demokrat of Davenport. The question
of the naturalization of foreigners was
discussed and various views express
ed. A committee was appointed to re
port bHggetting what position the as
sociation should take in the matter.
The delegates enjoyed a ride to Le
Claire on itie si earner Eclipse in the
afternoon and returned on the interur
ban at 0 o'clock. In the evening a re
ception to the visitors was given at
Kleet Officer Tomorrow.
Tomorrow nyirnirvg at Hotel Harms
the Union Society of German Newspa
per men of Illinois will meet, elect of
ficers for the coming year and consid
er the business routine. The delegates
wish to extend to the citizens of Rock
Island their gratitude for the excellent
entertainment and welcome extended
during thir stay in the city.
The delegates to the various conven
tions are this afternoon viewing the
three cities in automobiles. They
will be brougnt to the Rock Island
club this evening, where-they will be
tendered a banquet. An elaborate af
ter dinner program has been prepared.
Train Men Killed.
Pittsburg. Pa.. Aug. 25. Two men
were killed and three were injured in
a head-on collision of heavy ore trains
today near Milltown, on the Bessemer
Lake Erie railroad. The trains met
on a curve running 30 miles an hour.
LID ON THE TOWN
will be made an issue at the next mu
MULf WITH HISTORY DEAD
Was 54 Years Old, and in Swim When
Buchanan Ran for President.
Cambridge City, Ind., Aug. 25. Feel
ing a sudden return of youthfulness
"Old Pete." 54 years old, the oldest
mule in the State, attempted to jump
a five foot fence for a gambol with
some yearlings In an adjoining pasture
and broke his neck in the attempt.
When four year old, "Pete" was one
of a team which drew a campaign
wagon from here to Connersville,
where Buchanan, then a presidential
candidate, made a speech. His owner
will give him a burial befitting his
Shah's Health Causes Alarm.
St. Petersburg. Aug. 25. The health
of the shah of Persia, according to
competent advices received here from
Teheran, is the subject of the gravest
alarm. The Persian ruler was greatly
enfeebled by the recent apoplectic
stroke he suffered, and late events
have aggravated his malady.
Bilbao Strike Ends.
Bilbao. Spain, Aug. 25. The strike
of workmen in this city ended toda3
Miners In the outlying districts are
Roosevelt Calls on Amer
icans to Aid Chilean
BY QUAKE AND FIRE
Contributions From All Parts
of the World Already Be
Oyster Bay, Aug. 25. President
Roosevelt Joday issued a proclamation
appealing for aid for earthquake
stricken Chile. The proclamation was
issued after a consultation with Act
ing Secretary of State Bacon.
More Shark) No DnmuKe.
Valparaiso, Aug. 25. There were
some slight earthquake shocks last ev
ening, but no further damage was
Itnln .Still railing.
Santiago, Aug. 25. Heavy rains are
still falling at Valparaiso, making the
misery still greater. Donations for the
relief of sufferers are arriving here
from all parts, of the world. Some Idea
of the state of affairs existing can be
formed from the fact that a man who
rode on horseback from Valparaiso to
Santiago, a distance of SO miles, could
not obtain food or drink for himself or
horse during the entire distance owing
to the desolation prevailing.
Rebuild lletter Ttinn Kver.
Y;Uarai3o. Aug. 25. According to
the plans of and with the cooperation
of hte city government Valparaiso will
be rebuilt within a fw years on finer,
and more beautiful lines than before
the disaster. Rain has driven most
people from the tents which they had
occupied since the earthquake and
they returned to '.heir houses. The
blowing Hi) of damaged and dangerous
structures with dynamite continues.
Otherwise the town is quiet. Many
business houses hate reopened.
I)lvl!c the City.
For relief purposes the city is divid
ed into 10 sections. Several consuls
have received orders from their gov
ernments to send home such of their
countrymen as lack means to reestab
lish themselves here. Sheds are being
constructed to shelter the destitute.
Railway service is being reestablished.
The summary punishment of thieves
has stopped robberies. Import duties
on food stuffs have temporarily been
JEROME IN A WRECK
Train Collides With Runaway Freight
Car on Maine Rail
road. Pittsfield, Me.. Aug. 23. One man
was killed and three were slightly in
jured today in a collision between a
riinaway freight car: and the Knicker
bocker limited on the Maine Central
railroad. A number of prominent
New York people were passengers on
the train among them being District
Attorney Jerome, and R. Fulton Cut
ting. These with many other passen
gers were badly shaken up but none
SHAFT FOR KOSSUTH;
ONE FOR WASHINGTON
Hungarians Repay American Tribute
in Kind Ceremony on
Budapest, Hungary, Aug. 23. Au
thorities of the city-of Budapest have
decided to unveil the statue of Wash
ington now under erection, on Sept.
16, and have sent out invitations to
mayors of American cities, presidents
of American universities, and many
notable public me of the United
States to attend. The Idea of raising
this statue arose ouc of the erection in
Cleveland some years ago of a statue
DAVENPORT SOLOIST PLEASES
Miss Eleanor Mullen 1 Appears With
Petersen's Band at Tower.
The attendance at the concert by
Petersen's band at tjhe Tower last ev
ening was not as large as' usual, but
those who were present were well re
paid. Miss Eleanor Mullen of Daven
port, was the soloist, singing "A Dream"
by Bartlett, and responded to an en
core. Miss Mullen 'has a beautiful,
clear voice and rendered her numbers
In a charming manner.
A NEW TRUE BILL
Another Federal Grand Jury In
diets the Standard Oil
ALSO NEW YORK CENTRAL
Charges Against Latter in Single
Count, But in Former There
Jamestown, N. Y., Aug. 25. Tha
federal grand jury Investigating alle;
ed violations of the Elkins rebate law
by the Standard Oil company, the
Pennsylvania Railroad company, and
the New York Central Railroad com
pany in the state met here yesterday
and returned two indictments, one
against the Standard Oil company, the
other against the New York Central.
Covered la One CouiU.
The charges against the Central are
covered in a single count, although, ac
cording to the theory of the prosecu
tion, the company equally is guilty
with the Pennsylvania company in
granting rebates. The charge of fail
ure to file with the interstate com
merce commission, as required by law,
a schedule of rates, which evidence
taken by the grand jury indicates, was
The indictment against the railroad
with carrying oil from Olean, N. Y., to
Burlington, Vt., at a rate much lower
than that given to the general public
without filing with the interstate com
merce commission any schedule show
ing the rates charged in these cases
for interstate commerce business.
Many tluirm-M ill Other.
There are 12G counts in the indict
ment against the Standard Oil com
pany. Briefly stated the indictment
charges unlawful discrimination in its
! favor by the Pennsylvania Railroad
company, the New Yorl? Central, and
the Central Vermont Railroad com
pany. The indictment charges the
company received and accepted freight
rates on oil shipped from Olean, N. Y.,
to Burlington, Vt., during the year 190 4
at a rate of about 15 cents per hun-
uicu nnsiii, nunc uir iaic uii riiiuiai
, ,, . ...
sninments from Bradford. Warren.
Struthers, Clarendon. Oil City, Titus
ville. Pa., to Burlington was cents,
SAY KAISER WILL
NEVER COME HERE
German Press Do Not Take Wish , to
Visit America Seri- "
Berlin, Aug. 25. Recent, discussion
on both sides of the Atlantic on the
possibility that Emperor William may
visit the United States, has not been
treated seriously by the German press.
Official circles do not attach much im
portance to the emperor's recently ex
pressed desire to see America, and it
is regarded as practically certain it
will remain only a wish.
KEWANEE MURDER CLEARED
Friends of Slayer Confess, Saying
Youth Did the Shooting.
Kewanee, 111.. Aug. 23. By confes
sions obtained by the police from two
friends of the slayer, the mystery sur
rounding the fatal shooting of Joseph
S:ctanac in his own dooryard last Sat
u.e'py night has been solved. The re
v;.iver was fired by Roy Bailey, a
voting man, who fled to Hodgens ville
ufter the shooting. Bailey, the friends
claim, told them he had been attacked
and had shot in self-defense.
SAVES MILLIONS FOR POLICY HOLDERS
SAVED LIVES; ASKS RELEASE
Old Soldiers Signing Petition for Re
lease of a Convict.
. Dixon, 111., Aug. 25 Rev. W. A.
Wiseman of Rockford, brother-in-law
of George W. Felts, the convict ex
Senator W. A. Mason endeavored to
have released from the penitentiary
at Joliet, has circulated petitions in
Dixon and Lj counties asking Gover
nor Deneen and the board of pardons
to release Felts. The petition has been
tl;ned by every member of the G. A.
R. in the county. Felts at one time
rescued a number of peopl it from
GIRLS PRAY; LOSE THEIR JOBS
Four Discharged from Zion City Lace
Works for Violating Rules.
Chicago, Aug. 25. Four girls have
been discharged from the Zion City
lace works for failing to obey rules
that they shall not pray during work
hours but on their own time. Zion
people pray at certain times each day.
but that those working by the hour are
docked for time spent in prayer has
not been generally known. Of late
some workers have bene inclined to
slight the rule, believing they should
not be docked for it.
GO TO WELCOME BRYAN
DeieaaJlon of 100 Will Participate in
Ceremonies and Act as
Omaha, Neb., Aug. 25. One hundred
Nebraskans, Including 11 mayors, left
Omaha last night on a special train
over tne cnicago ureaf western to
meet W. J. Bryan as he enters the low
er bay of New York, assist in welcom
ing him to Gotham, and escort him
back to Lincoln.
Large banners on each side of a
combination baggage and buffet car
bear the inscriptions. "Nebraska Wel
At Chicago the Nebraskans will be
greeted by the Cook county democracy
and Iroquois club. The train will make
a stop of two hours. At several other
large cities on the route local demo
cratic organizations will turn out with
banner and band to do honor indirectly
to their leader.
Annual County Institute Opens
in Rock Island Next
AND CONTINUES FIVE DAYS
L. Philbrook, Dr. Livingston Lord,
and Miss Maud Summers Are to
Be the Instructors.
Next week the teachers of the
schools of the county will gather at
the high school in this city for the an
nual county tfftchers' institute, to be
be held from Aug. 27 to 31. The in-
. . , . , .
Istitute promises to be one of the most
I . ...
successful under the administration of
County Superintendent S. J. Ferguson,
and he is desirous of having all the
teachers attend. The instructors are
K. L. Philbrook of this city. Dr. Livin
ston Lord of Charleston. 111., and Miss
Maud Summers of Boston. Dr. Low!
is president of the Eastern Illinois
Normal school at Charleston, and is
considered one of the best men in edu
cational work in the state. Miss Sum
mers will complete practically a years'
solid lecture work with her engage
ment here. Her specialty Is primary
Tlie Daily Program.
The following program will he car
ried out ench day of the institute:
9:0(1 to 9:20 General exercises.
9:20 to 10:00 Music, E. L. Phil
brook. 10:05 to 10:50 Lecture, Dr. Living
ston C. Lord.
11 to 11:45 Lecture. Miss Maud
1:45 to 2:00 General exercises.
2 to 2:43 Lecture, Dr. Ijovd.
2:55 to 3:40 Lecture, Miss Sum
The district teachers will meet at
.1:43 Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 29.
Hot at Chicago.
Chicago. Aug. 25. The uncomforta
ble temperature of the early part of
the week which was lessened some
what yesterday, returned again today
with the result that there were three
deaths before 11.
Advantage Claimed for New
Insurance Law Urged
St. Paul; Aug. 25. Mllions will he
held in reserve for policy holders of
tlie life insurance companies and the
cost of Insurance will be materially
lowered if the bill approved by the
insurance commissioners here meets
with the approval of the various legis
latures next winter.
The bill requires an annual appor
tionment and accounting of the sur
plus of insurance companies and the
commissioners maintain, strikes at the
root of all evil in life insurance man
agement by holdng the officers ac
countable for the surplus funds ac
cumulated under deferred dividend
contracts. The matter was brought be
fore the commissioners in the rep;irt
by Zeno M. Host, insurance commis
sioner for Wisconsin.
The commissioners believe competi
tion will make the companies eager to
show larger dividends to policyholders
than their competitors. This will re
sult in a decrease of the expenses of
management and also prevent the man
agement from using the surplus for
speculation or for private emolument.
Missile in His
WRECK THE BUILDING
Official Escapes But Members
of Family Are Wound
ed. St. Petersburg, Aug. 25 An explo
sion occurred today at the residence of
Premier Stolypin white a reception
was being held there. The premier is
London, Aug. 25. A telegram from
St. Petersburg says Stolypin was as
sassinated by a bomb thrower.
St. Petersburg, Aug. 25. The pre
mier is safe, but his son is among the
wounded. Many persons were killed
and wounded by the explosion.
St. Petersburg, Aug. 25. Four revo
lutionists arrived at Stolypln's villa on
Aptekarsky, island at 3:20 this after
noon in a coach. Two of them were
dressed in uniforms of gendarmes, a
third as driwr, and the fourth man in
private clothes. Two entered the villa
under a pretext of making an impor
tant report te the premier, but they
were not iwrmitted to enter his office.
Honae erly Iteatroyed.
One man threw a bomb into the re
ception room and a terrible explosion
followed. The house was nearly de
stroyed and the man who threw th
bDib was killed, but the premier, who
was in Lis office, wa uninjured. His
daughter is snid to liave had both legs
broken, and the premier's 3-year-oM
son was severely wounded.
I Iffy Killed or Wotiniled.
Firemen arrived on the; scene im
mediately and found a horrible scene.
Many mutilated corpses, a large num
ber f wounded and lacerated persona
were lying liio.iud the spot where the
bomb exploded. About 50 persons
were killed or wounded. Among those
killed was General Zameatin, the pre
mier's pentunal secretary, and Colonel
Stein, chief of police of Tauride pal
ace. Two revolutionists who remained
in the coach were severely wounded.
liomb Alma In I'oluod.
Berlin, Aug. 25. A bomb was thrown
at Bendzin, Russian Poland, today,
killing Police Captain Jakublk. T.o
policemen were dangerously wounded.
The bomb was evident- intended for
Jakubik. who ommanded the 'patrol
which Monday killed a Jew. ' Cossacks
fired several volleys, wounding a num
ber of spectators.
I'rlnceaa Hurna In Manalon.
Tiflis, Aug. 25. The country man
sion of Prince Palavandoff was Ret on
fire by peasants last night. The prin
cess was burned to death.
ItepreNnlnn Kstenrfa to Arm jr.
St. Petersburg, Aug. 25. Repressive
measures are now to be tried against
the army as well as the people. The
emperor today Issued a ukase increas
ing all along the line penalties for
complicity of officers and men In po
litical conspiracies against the estate
and insubordination of any kind.
FORGED PAPER GOOD
Charles S. Pea body. Out of Sympathy
for Victims, Pays Over
Chicago, Aug. 25. Francis S. Pea
body today sent a check for $40,000 to
the receiver of the Milwaukee avenud
bank to cover every claim held
against hlra at the bank whether in
the form of genuine or forged papers.
Peabody's action was taken in sym
pathy for the victims of the bank.
INSPECTOR A CONSPIRATOR
Recommendations cf Forest Reserve
Influenced by Deed to Land.
Portland. Ore., Aug. 25. In the Blue
mountain forest reserve case today
Forest Inspector Salmon B. OrmRby
testified that his own favorable report
on the proposed establishment of the
reserve was influenced by two sections
of school land deeded to him by de
fendant. Franklin P, Maya. Prosecu
tor Henry told the court Ormsby was
a conspirator, but not Indicted beoaupe
the government wished hlra as witness.