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VOL. LV. NO. 209.
THE ARGUS, MONDAY. AUGUST 27, 1900.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
WILL MAKE NO COMPROMISE
SAYS PRESIDENT PALM
beach here last night while attempting
reSldCnt Ot tuB OlIDcM jured as yet. Wrecking tugs have been
I ordered from Sheboygan and it is ex
Republic Asserts Duty
pected the steamer will be towed off
the beach with little damage.
NEGRO HANGED IN LOUISIANA
mod Avenges Attempted Assault on a
Young White Woman.
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rALItnlriu NUW rAIALI CalhoUD La Aus 27.-Alfred
Schaurniet, a negro, was lynched here
yesterday by a mob for attempting to
assault Miss Olive Chambers, a prom
inent young woman of this place.
Schaurniet was frightened by the
screams of his Intended victim and
fled, but was captured by a posse. He
was brought back to town, and after
confessing his guilt was hanged to a
Sets at Rest Rumors That
Terms Were Offered Insurgents.
Havana, Aug. 27. A striking feature
of the situation .today was the an
nouncement that the governor will un
conditionally pardon all those who
have taken up arms against the gov
ernment, excepting captured command
ers and these also will be pardoned If
they surrender with their full com
mand and arms. This order was is
sued by the acting secretary of the in
terior by the direction of President
Sf Duty Clear.
The government was legitimately
constituted and was bound by its im
perious duty and must demonstrate
that it is stable and a safeguard of the
property, life and happiness of the re
public at present and in future. Any
compromise would sow the seed of
armed revolution throughout the coun-
A I nay Dbpontrnlfil.
The malcontents were always extant,
it being impossible to find public posi
tions for everyone. To compromis.-
with the disturbers now would result
In further disturbance every few years.
Suppressing the insurgents now will
forevermore guarantee the stability of
Cuban institutions, while dickering
with them would expose the country to
another disturbance of the peace in the
Im Ftmt ItrMOlotUin.
"This is my first resolution." Presi
dent Palma declared, "and I shall main
tain it at the cost of my life. I under
stand my duties and responsibilities to
the people. Such is the only method
of defending Cuba's institutions and
II am Madr Snrriflrm.
Palma referred to his own sacrifices,
long years in the field, imprisonment
and services while a member of the
Cuban junta, and said: "Poor, I re
turned to my country as president, and
poor shall I return to private life. I
shall, however, have a clear record and
a good name. I am disposed to ex
haust my forces and shed my blood if
necessary In helping to strengthen the
foundations of our prosperous repub
Xfw From Front Scrre.
Havana, Aug. 27. News from the
somewhat uncertain and shifting
"front" is meagre today, due in a meas
ure to the government's determination
that false reports from Insurgent
sources shall not be generally circu
The expected battle in the vicinity
of Pinar del Rio is yet to be fought
Failure of the government forces to
take the offense against the insurgent
leader Guerra and the latter's hesitan
cy in striking the promised blow en
courage the hope that peace may be
secured without great bloodshed.
It is hinted in some quarters that
the insurgents do not seriously contem
plate the overthrow of the govern
ment, and would be quite satisfied if
by making a show of force they could
frighten cr persuade Palma to restore
certain deposed liberals to office and
make concessions as to the conduct of
Little But Talk.
Claims and counter claims are fre
quent, but there is comparatively little
actual fighting. At the palace little i3
given out. The enrollment of volun
teers continues, and horses are being
requisitioned, and army nurses sent
to the field. There is talk of 30 days
of amnesty, in which the insurgents
who surrender their arms would be
pardoned, but If the government con
dones such a move its purpose is not
admitted. Skirmishes between small
Hold Out All Micbt.
Havana, Aug. 27. A party of inusrg
ents commanded by Colonel Sanchez
entered the town of Dejucal, province
of Havana last evening, fortified them
selves and fought all night against an
attacking force of government recuits
and rural guards without any other
result than three defenders of the
place and one rural guard were killed.
GIVES READERS A SAMPLE
Massachusetts Newspaper Tries Roose
velt Spelling in One Issue.
Worcester, Mass., Aug. 27. The
news columns of the Telegram appear
ed today with the spelling phonetic in
accordance with the rules approved by
President Roosevelt, the plan being
tried as an experiment for one day
mcid n enfiMnni fl
I1LHI1 n OUHIIUHL ftf
CreeleyFunston Controversy Is I
Like That of Sampson
involves frisco affairs Professor Bell's Airship
General Chaffee Ascribes Trouble All
to Greely's Propensity for
Appoints Prison Delegates.
Springfield, 111., Aug. 27. Governor
Denetn has appointed among the dele
gates to the national prison congress
in Albany, X. Y., Sept. 15 to 20,
Charles A. Purchenn of Marshall; Jobn
M. Harrison of Danville; Charles G.
Eckhart of Tuscola; Garret de Forest
Kinney of Peoria; Fred E. Sterling of
Rockford; Thomas J. Clark of Quin-
cy; General James B. Smith of Chest
er; Mrs. Ida H. Kepley of Effingham;
M. M. Mallory of Pontiac; Edward J.
Murphy of Joliet; Mrs. Anna Schipper
of Pekin; Mrs. Julia M. Dunn of Mo-
line; Bishop Samuel Fallows. Dr.
Charles R. Henderson, Judge J. W.
Mack. Ernest P. Bicknell and Profes
sor Graham Taylor of Chicago.
Los Angeles, Aug. 27. Another
Sampson-Schley controversy is likely
to grow out of the criticisms by Ma
jor General Greely of Brigadier Gen
eral Funston, growing out of the con
flict in orders during the days follow
Ing the earthquake in San Francisco.
Lieutenant General Adna R. Chaffee.
who lives here, yesterday gave out the
Fortunately there are few officers
with Geenral Greely s propensity for
fingering into matters that would bet
ter be left alone. When I mapped out
the present scheme of military divi
sions and departments' in 1903 it was
at Secretary Root's request and the
result met his approval.
Should See No Conflict.
"There is not the slightest reason
why there should be an embarrassing
conflict of duties, unless one or the
other has a tendency to mix In bus
iness not his own. In the San Francis
co disaster the respective duties of
Generals Funston and Greely were
clear. As General Greely was absent
when the trouble occurred, Funston
was, of course, in supreme command.
And I know that he was quite compe
tent to carry that responsibility."
RISES AND CIRCLES
Property Owners of Lower End of
County Take Up an Aggres
RESULT EDGINGT0N MEETING
Propose to. Have Definite Proposition
- to Present Resolution Circulat
ed for Signatures.
Draws Power From Ground by
Wireless System Another
Brantford, Ont., Aug. 27. pr. Alex
anuer uranam uon s wireits aero
plane, which is attracting thittention
of the Canadian and American scien
tists assembled here, had a' prelimin
:iry test yesterday. Captain Angel
meier of Chicago, the navigator, sue
ceeded in rising to a height of 200 feet
turning a complete circle and alightin
safely a few feet from th$ slarting
Power Kriini Kartb,
Bell's flying machine is operated by
wireless electrical energy supplied
from the earth. Xext Tuesday a flight
from London to Toronto will be at
Police Inspector Accused.
Chicago, Aug. 27. Chief of Police
Collins made public Saturday night
the charges against Inspector P. J.
Lavin. He asserts that Lavin. then
captain, Instigated the robbery of a
jewelry store in 1901 to secure his pro
motion to inspector. He further charg
es that he retained a diamond ring and
diamond stud taken from George Wi
kinson, convicted of stealing jewelry
in 1903. The accusation is based upon
affidavits. It will be filed with the civil
service commission today.
GREAT NORTHERN HAS WRECK
Two Passengers Killed in Derailment
Near Swift, Mont."
St. Paul, Minn., Aug. 27. Reports
received at the headquarters of the
Lrreat Aortnern railway nere say an
eastbound mixed train was derailed
near Swift. Mont., early last night.
Frank E. Prewitt and Charles Schultz
of Arrnington. Mont., passengers, and
Brakeman Brown were killed. Eight
or ten other passengers were slightly
GET REV. SUNDAY
Address by Noted Evangelist at
Methodist Camp Meeting
ON PROGRAM NEXT YEAR
Officers Elected at business Meeting
at Tindall's Grove Last Days
Best of All. i
Negro Boy is Killed.
William Downey, colored, aged 1C
years, a member of an extra section
crew on the Rock Island railroad, was
struck by fast passenger train Xo. 12
Saturday at Fairport and instantly
killed. Downey was on one track and
stepped in front of the passenger, and
was thrown beneath a freight. His
home is in Guthrie, Okla., where the
remains were shipped.
STANDARD TO CONTROL ALCOHOL, ALSO
Options on All Distilleries Fol- ake frious cmpet"r 'gas(
ery. iney learned mat tnere were
other uses for denatured alcohol. It
could be used in the manufacture of
mercerized cotton and other fabrics
which are coming into common use.
They discovered that it would be an
extremely valuable product to control.
lowing Denatured Bills'
ILLINOIS WILL BE SAVED
Steamer cn Beach at Charlevoix
Charlevoix. Mich.. Aug. 27. The
steamer Illinois which went on the
Peoria. Aug. 27. Like a thunder clap
from a sky guiltless of clouds comes
the announcement that the Standard
Oil company has taken steps towards
acquiring ownership of all the princi
pal distilling plants in the United
A price has been set on every dis
tillery in the city of Peoria, trust and
independent, and present indications
are that the deal will be effected and
all the plants pass into the hands of
the Standard Oil within 10 days. For
months the deal has been under way.
The chief cause of the "amalgama
tion" now under way is the denatured
alcohol bill, adopted by the last con
gross. All over the country surprise
was expressed at the passage of this
bill, the measure which, it was report
ed, was to afforti relief from the high
price charged for gasoline, one of the
principal products of the Standard. No
person on the outside could understand
why the trust had temporarily relaxed
its grip upon the throat of congress.
That a measure apparently designed
to strike a blow at the Standard should
so easily become a law was almost be
yond comprehension. Where was the
powerful lobby of the Rockefellers?
Where was Henry Rogers, the man
who has bullied, browbeaten and brib
ed many a legislative body? All but
the select few on the Inside were mys
tified. JlrOnght to Licht.
Now it is easy to see through the
whole affair. The Standard deliberate
ly allowed the bill to pass, opposing it
in no way. More than this, the sena
tors known as "the Standard Oil group"
even voted for the measure. Controll
ing almost unheard of wealth, the trust
smiled at the efforts to dislodge Its
foothold. Confident that It would be
able to speedily gain control of this
threatening competition the trust ap
proved of the bill.
Expert chemists began experiments
in the manufacture of denatured alco
hol. They found that the nroduet could
PUNISHMENT IS LIGHTENED
President Eases Penalty for Lieutenant
Washington, Aug. 27. The presi
dent has commuted the sentence of
dismissal to the loss of 25 files in line
in the case of First Lieutenant Sydney
Smith, of the ICth infantry, recently
tried by court martial in the Philip
pines on a charge of drunkenness on
duty and conduct prejudicial to mili
BRYAN WILL PAY
HIS RAILROAD FARE
Declines Use of Private Car from New
York City to New
Xew Haven, Conn.. Aug. 27. Wil
liam J. Bryan has declined Professor
Melin's private car on his trip from
Xew York to this city. In his letter
he says: "I don't think it would be
wise to accept favors from the rail
roads. Let me pay my fare and ride as
I usually do."
At the annual business j;-ssion of
the Rock Inland district 'Methodist
camp meeting held at Tindall's grove
Saturday afternoon, the following of
ficers were chosen :
Secretary C. C. Clarke.
Executive Committee Pai:l Wads
worth, Minor Curtis, James Snyder.
The presiding elder was instructed
to secure, if possible. Evangelist. Wil
liam A. Sunday for one or more ad
dresses at next year's carr.p meeting.
Some other business of minor import
ance was transacted.
Yesterday, the closing day of the
meeting, was the best attended of all,
people driving to the grounds for miles
to spend the day worshiping in the
Closing; Dnyn llest.
Camp Grounds, Tindall's Grove
Aug. it. me closing cays of camp
meeting were the bust of all. The in
terest manifested from the beginning
was felt throughout. Rev. Martin Mer
rill, son of Rev. F. M. Merrill, who was
pastor of the M. E. church at Rock Is
land, delivered an able sermon Satur
day evpning. He said the greatest
thing that comes to one's mind is. "my
responsibility to God." Following this
line of thought he dwelt, on the heri
tage of our responsibility. Heritage
may increase bur responsibility, he
said. Thanks to the Romans for law
thanks to the Greeks for- culture
thanks to the Jews for religi(n, this is
a wonderful age. rich in mirting, rich
mental life, rich in SDirSual life.
We have power to choose, anj there is
a responsibility for our choice.
Professor Goff of Hedding college,
yesterday afternoon gave a "":asterly
lecture, holding the vast congregation
for an hour and a quarter.
Rev. Lemon of Davenport had
harge of the evening service ':"n which
much interest was shown. i
That the four lower townships of
Rock Island county want an interurban
connecting with the county seat and
that they will aggressively take hold
of the project from now on was made
manifest at the meeting held at Edg
ington Saturday afternoon. Resolu
tions were adopted voicing the senti
nient of the whole west end of the
county and arrangements for the pre
sentation of a concrete proposition to
Rock Island, already under way, were
materially advanced. Another meet
ing will be held at the same place in
two weeks, on the evening of Saturday,
Saturday's meeting was attended
generally by representative property
owners of Edgington, Andalusia and
Buffalo Prairie townships. Dr. A. J.
Miller presided. At prior meetings it
was planned to submit data in regard
to the amount of freight and passen
ger business an interurban could be ex
pected to draw along the proposed
route. This was done, and but a few
sections in each township remain to
be heard from. Secretary Kindlcy of
the Edgington organization will com
pile the estimates.
.Muoli Work In MKht.
The proposition agreed to Saturday
calls for a great amount or work, but
from the interest manifested there is
no doubt that it will be done. In addi
tion to the collection of the data here
in mentioned, facts regarding the min
eral and other resources will be pre
sented. It will al be ascertained
from the owners of the land what the
right of way will cost and what amount
of stock wdll be subscribed in the lower
end of the county. A committee con
sisting of M. A. Titterington and W.
H. Wenks of Edgington. J. G. Britton
and C. L. Wenks of Andalusia, and Dr.
E. L. Marston and Lawrence Boney of
Buffalo Prairie was named to circulate
the following resolution, to which it is
believed that 1,00 signatures of prop
erty owners in the lower end of the
county can be secured:
"Whereas, We, the undersigned, be
ing taxpapers residing in or near the
four lower townships of Rock Island
county, Illinois, have for many years
felt the need of more and better rail
road, shipping and transportation fa
Whereas. The first steam railways,
ilG HEAD OF WARSAW
IS KILLED WHILE IN A GAD
as well as the first electric interurban
were constructed in the east and built
toward the west, we, trom tnese, as
well as many other material causes
have long since looked for and hope
for that railway connection that would
bring us closer to our county seat
wnere it is natural for many reasons
that we should go and where for as
many more reasons we have been de
terred from going; and.
"Whereas, We hold this connection
would be a great benefit to the city a
well as it would be to our territory
"Whereas, As our territory has now
developed until we believe that the
traffic obtained from hero would b
sufficient to pay dividends upon the
amount of stock this territory would
"Whereas. We, the citizens of this
territory, have in the past taken very
little interest in promoting public util
itics. Be it, therefore.
"Resolved. That we hereby band our
selves together for the purpose of ad
vancing all that is to the best inter
ests of this territory and that it teems
that in the advancement of these in
forests that we should be banded with
Rock Island. Be it further
"Resolved, That a copy of these res
olutions be presented to the good citi
zens of Rock Island through the Rock
Island Club, and that in nresentins:
aid petition we pledge to them our
united support in putting through any
project that will be to the best inter
ests of all."
One l"r IYnMri. Too.
In a short time the promoters of the
Manchester-Mont icello-Davenport in
terurban will be in Davenport to see
about getting the right of wav for the
fine through Scott county. It is pro
posed to ask the farmers to donate
the right of way through their respect
ive farms, and the city will be asked to
be liberal in the matter of entrance to
Davenport. The right of way has al
ready been entirely secured from Man
chester to Monticello.
FOR GOVERNMENT EXAMS
Tests for Cadetship in Revenue Serv
ice to Be Held Soon.
Washington. D. C. Aug. 27. Exam
inations will be held about Oct. 1 for
cadetships in the United States rev
enue cutter service. There are over 5m I
vacancies. The applicants must be be
tween IS and 21 and unmarried.
The examinations for the engineer
corps of the revenue service will be
held Sept. 24. Applications for either
examination must be made to the sec
retary of the treasury at Washing
ton, D. C.
General Larski's Driver
Had Received a
ASSASSIN NOT CAUGHT
Girl Empties Revolver Into the
Body of General Min
SLANDERED TO FORCE PATRONAGE
CAN'T STAND IT
Roosevelt's "Fonetic" Spelling
Too Much for His Alma
Favored the Rich.
San Francisco, Aug. 27. I. Gutte
and William Frank, Insurance agents,
have resigned the Pacific coast man
agement of the fire association of Phil
adelphia and Philadelphia Underwrit
ers. The agents assert the companies
paid rich patrons, but scaled down the
poor from 20 to 60 per cent
not be manufactured cheap enough to 12 to 14
Horticultural Exhibit Dec. 12-14.
Princeton, 111.. Aug. 27. L. R. Bry-
ant, secretary of the Illinois State Hor
ticultural society, has announced that
the annual meeting and exhibition of
fruits will be held at Champaign Dec.
SO PRESIDENT ELIOT SAYS
Thinks It Will Be a Long Time Before
New System Takes Hold With
write his message in any style of
orthography to which he may incline,"
he remarked, "but I think it will be a
long time before such a style as that
proposed oecomes very popular or
takes a great hold upon the public."
WITH 6,428 COUNTS
Great Mass cf Charges Against Stand
ard Oil Upheld by Grand
Chicago, A tig. 27. The federal grand
jury today returned 10 indictments
containing C.42S counts in connection
with the granting of rebates, against
the Standard Oil company. Xo rail
road was mentioned in the indict
THE U. S. SENATE
of Alabama Holding Important
Democratic Primary Election.
Birmingham. Ala., Aug. 27. The
general democratic primary is being
held in Alabama today for nomination
for governor and a full set of state
house officials, chief justice of the su
preme court, two associate justices,
two United States senators, and two
alternate United States senators. Sen
ators Morgan and Pettus are unoppos-
d for reelection.
Harbor, Maine, Aug. 27. Harvard
will not stand for the Carnegie-Roosevelt
innovation, according to President
Eliot, who is stopping here. Eliot
says the new style of spelling does not
in the least appeal to him.
"I suppose Roosevelt has a right to
Secretary Root on Way to Chile.
Washington, Aug. 27. Secretary
Root Is now out on the Pacific ocean,
sailing for Valparaiso. Chile. A dis
patch was received from him by the
state department yesterday from Pu
erto Arinas, Straits of Magellan, stat
!ng that he was starting for Valparaiso
and that he expected to arrive at Pan
ama about Sept. 1C.
Charge Against Joel Liebling
Jewish Editor Who Is Oust
ed from Church.
Warsaw, Aug. 27. General von Lars-
ki, acting military governor general of
Warsaw, was shot and killed thi af
ternoon while driving in a cab. The
assassin escaped. This morning an
unknown man warned tho cabman of
the general not to drive any general.
General Von Iarki was command
er of the Fifth army corps, stationed
St. Petersburg, Aug. 27. An uncon
firmed report reached here this after
noon tnat Colonel Kieman or the So-
minovsky Guard rcglmvnt had been
sassinated at Luga.
C.lrl Kill 4;rurrnl.
St. Petersburg. Aug. 27. General
Min, commander of the C njinovskv
Juard regiment and a jiersonal adju
nnt in the suite of the emperor, was
assassinated last night at Peterhof by
young woman who fired five shots
into his body and then submitted to
arrest. Tho capture of the girl waH
fleeted by General Min's wife, who
hfld hr until the arrival of an officer.
This act of terrorism, following
closely Saturday's unsuccessful at-
empt on the life of Premier Stolypin,
with Its sickening slaughter of 22 per
sons, togfther with other developments
of the day in the reign of violence, has
aused the utmost alarm in official cir-les.
Trim lo Kill KatilUnra.
One of there developments was an
! tempt on tho lit" ot General Kaul-
ars. governor of Odessa. A girl drop
ped a bomb ia tho Nicholas boulevard
50 paces from tho palace of the gov
ernor. There was a deafening deton
ation and a v.il 1 stampede of file prom
enaders. No one was injuretl except
the gill. whos hand was shattered. It
is supposed that the bomb accidentally
fell from her hand as she was making
her way to the door of the palace. She
and another girl and a university stu
dent who was accompanying them were
FOUR RIGS MIXED UP
BY PECULIAR ERRORS
Chicago, Aug. 27 Declared a rene
gade, a disgrace to his race and faith.
and a traducer. Jot I Liebling. editor of
Jewish Daily Press, was excom
munieated and pronounced an outcast
by delegates representing every ortho
dox Jewish synagogue and temple in
In the resolutions which declared the
editor an outcast it was voted that the
same anathema should descend on
whoever might befriend him. Further
it was decreed that copies of the reso
lutions should be sent to every Jewish
community in the world.
Following tho adoption of the rescv
lutions, the question of putting Lieb
ling outside the pale of the church
was taken up. Rabbis Epstein. Brody
and Hamburger consulted the law and
the prophets to decide whether the of
fenses with which he was charged
would warrant such a course. It was
decided that the excommunication
would be proper, and. after the regular
forms in the ritual of Jewish worship
had been performed, it was announced
by Rabbi Epstein that "in the name
of God and by the authority of the as
sembly of Jewish congregations, one
Joel Liebling was read out from the
synagogue and the fellowship of all
orthodox Jews." The excommunica
tion does not affect his wife and son,
as they are declared to be innocent
Slnnilrr for Illarkninll.
Liebling. as the editor of the Jewish
paper, was accused of slandering re
spectable and even noted persons of
the Jewish race, as a reminder that it
would be well either to advertise in or
subscribe for his journal. A few
months ago he was said to have been
horsewhipped by Miss T. Weinsaker
for alleged libeloi: ; and scandalous
statements. Finally, it was charged,
he called a rabbi, for Co years one of
the most respected In the city, a de
generate and a drunkard. This last
charge caused the most intense resentment.
Traveling Man Enjoys Use of Horte
and Buggy While Owners Are
William Mueller, of the Mueller
Lumber company, A. II. Kohler, G. W.
Johnson, and a traveling man named
Joe Donald, Saturday afternoon be
came so mixed up over horses and bug
gies that it has not yet been satisfac
torily explained how' It happened. The
accepted version, however, is as fol
lows: Mr. Donald, who was at the
Manufacturers hotel, telephoned for a
livery rig to use during the afternoon.
It was sent to the hotel where rigs be
longing to the three other gentlemen
were also tied. Mr. Donald made a mis
take and took the ouflt of Mr. Mueller.
Tho latter, when he discovered that
his horse and buggy were gone placed
the blame where it belonged and left
for the offices of his company leaving
instructions to have tho rig sent to
this city when It was returned. In th
meantime the author of the mistake
drove back to the hotel and tied Mr.
Mueller's horse, taking another wnich
he supposed was that which he had
hired but which In reality proved to
bo that of Mr. Johnson. Later tlid bell
boys at tho hotel, in attempting to de
liver Mr. Mueller's Tig to him at the
office in this city, took all three re
maining rigs one after the other, and
tied them up In front of the office of
the Hock Island Lumber company. In
stead of the Mueller Lumber company.
Every iKxly missed out In the use of a
horse and buggy during the afternoon
but the traveling man.
TWO TO HANG ON SAME DAY
Governor Folk Grants Respite to Frank
Hottman Till Oct. 26,
Jelferson City, Mo., Aug. 27. Gover
nor Folk today granted a respite to
Frank Hottman to Oct. 2G. the same
day for the execution of Mrs. Myer.
The governor left today for New York
to attend the Bryan reception.
Hill May Invade Salifornia
San Francisco, Aug. 27. The Call
prints a story to the effect that James
J. Hill is planning to extend the North
ern Pacific Into California.