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VOL. LV. NO. 280.
THE ARGUS, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 190C.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
PEN PICTURES OF PROMINENT PEOPLE
CUBAN ARMISTICE FAILS;
REBELS HOLD WHIP HA
FAMILIAR FACES AS SEEN IN ROCK ISLAND'S EVERYDAY LIFE.
RAGE I'JOf BY CAMBRIDGE
Harvard Two Lengths
Behind in Putney
Crowd Greatest That Ever As
sembled on Similar
Putney, England, Sept. 8. Cam
bridge won the international eight-oar
race from the Harvard crew this af
ternoon by two lengths, before the
largest number of persons that ever
assembled to witness a rowing con
The official time was 19 minutes 16
seconds. The record for the course is
18 minutes 47 seconds made by Ox-
ford in '93.
The race started at 4:28. Cambridge
took a slight lead at the start and was
leading by a length at Beaverly
At Crabtree Cambridge was leading
by 2i lengths. At Hammersmith
bridge Cambridge was a length and a
Paaaed Good Nlkta .
Putney. Eng.. Sept. 8. All members
of the Harvard crow had an excellent
night's sleep, and awoke this morning
feeling ready for the race of their lives
and confident of success. Cambridge
was more or less satisfied they would
be able to carry off the aquatic palm.
Weather conditions were ideal, and the
two crews turned out early for brief
practice spurts. The breeze was from
the southwest, and although against
the racers It was very light in the early
hours of the day.
'' Excitement over the International
contest prevaded all London. Business
centers were" gay with stars and stripes
and Harvard crimson was conspicuous!
everywhere. Crowds began moving
toward the course early and railroads
running special trains were taxed to
the utmost capacity.
Greatest Crowd at Rate.
Early in afternoon the green banks
oLthe river were lined with people to
an extent that promised the greatest
outpouring of people that ever witness
ed a boat race here. The majority of
expert opinion gave the final verdict
to Cambridge, but quite a number of
past masters of the art of rowing are
betting heavily on Harvard. In some
quarters Cambridge stock was as hlgfi
as 130 to 80 on the light blues, but
most of the betting was done at nearer
even figures. Members of the Ameri
can colony and American visitors were
early In evidence.
Botk Color Cheered.
As the afternoon advanced dense
crowds were gathered at the starting
point and stretching along the bank as
far as the eye could see. The throngs
were wholly cosmopolitan and cheered
with equal enthusiasm all appearances
of . wearers of the crimson or of the
blue. The breeze freshened somewhat.
AT THE CAPITAL
Bookbinder Who Is Prominent Official
- ' in Union is Sus
pended. Washington, Sept. 8. The govern
ment printing office received another
shakeup today when the acting fore
man of the bindery suspended Jacob
Hale, a bookbinder and prominent of
ficer of the International Brotherhood
of Book Binders. He declared there
was dissatisfaction found with Hale's
CASE AGAINST MR.
Judge Overrules Motions to Quash and
Gives Till Tuesday for Mo
tions. FIndlay, Ohio, Sept 8. Judge Bank
er today overruled motions to quash
Informations filed against John D.
Rockefeller in all Standard Oil cases.
A plea of abatement filed in each case
was also, overruled and the defendants
given until Tuesday to file motions.
Old Railway Man Suicide.
' Milwaukee. Sept 8. Charles E. Wil
sonv"' formerly first assistant general
freight agent of the Wisconsin Central
railway,:, committed suicide today by
XAVIER WERNZ IS
Election by Company of Jesus Also
Secures Sanction of the
Rome, Sept. 8. Francis Xavler
Wernz, a German, was today elected
general of the society by the congre
gation of the Company of Jesus, in
succession to the late Father Martin,
who died last May. Following the
election a messenger was dispatched
to the Vatican to inform the pope of
the choice which, to become effective,
requires the papal sanction. "He Is
just the man fitted Tor the position;
said the pope when he heard of Wernz'
BLAME FOR MISHAP IN
NAVY AT LAST FIXED
inquiry Court Recommends Trial by
Court Martial of Commander and
Deck Officer of Alabama.
Washington, Sept. 8. Secretary
Bonaparte has made public the opinion
or the court of Inquiry which examin
ed into the circumstances of the colli
sion of the Alabama and Illinois on
July 21 off Brenton's reef. The court
recommends trial by court martial of
Captain Samuel P. Comley, command
ing the Alabama, and Lieutenant Al
fred W. Pressey, officer of the deck on
the Alabama, for "negligence In suffer
Ing a vessel of the United States to be
The opinion then recites the circum
stances and says that the Alabama.
when it approached the Kearsage,
steered off a few points and also
slowed down, coming almost to a
standstill, although it was known that
the Illinois was coming forward at a
speed of 12 knots an hour. It is re
commended that Midshipman Roy C.
Smith should be reprimanded by the
commander-in-chief, as it is the opin
ion of the court that the Kearsage was
badly handled and Smith was officer
of the deck at the time.
IN LARGE NUMBERS
United States Officers Active in Check
' ing Revolutionary Parties in
Washington, Sept. 8. The depart
ment of justice has received a tele
gram from United States Marshal Dan
iels of Arizona, stating a large number
of warrants had been issued and serv
ed upon' Mexicans of that territory
who are organizing expeditions
against the government of Mexico.
The marshal stated hearings are going
on today at Douglas, Ariz.
THREE DIE IN A COLLISION
Heavily Loaded Trolley Car and Train
Crash at Grade Crossing.
Philadelphia, Sept. 8. Three men
were killed and a score of others in
jured in a grade crossing accident last
night near the Atlantic Refining com
pany's plant. A trollev car contain
ing 50 passengers, all men returning
from work at the oil refinery, was
struck by a train of empty tank cars
on the Pennsylvania railroad. Owen
Sweeney, aged 25 years, was ground
to pieces under the wheels of a tank
car and Julius Bewar, aged CO, and an
unknown man died later at a hospital.
Twenty others were conveyed to vari
ous hospitals, but none of these is be
lieved to be seriously Injured.
INVENTED AGENT OF DEATH
One Killed and Several Injured in
Test of a New Explosive.
Lynn, Mass, Sept 8. Frank W.
Wordenberger of New York, chemist
and Inventor of a powerful new explo
sive, was killed here yesterday after
noon by the accidental discharge of
some of the stuff while giving a de
monstration of its power in the pres
ence of a number of contractors.
George Tattnall, also of New York,
president of the company that has
been endeavoring to get the explosive
on the market, was fatally hurt. An
Italian laborer was severely Injured
and a dozen spectators were slightly
hurt by bits of flying rock.
Roosevelt Speaks at Church.
Oyster Bay. SepL 8. President
Roosevelt- will make a short address
today at thejt-centenary celebration of
Christ Episcopal church at Oyster Bay.
In "a half hour's address President
Roosevelt talked of the necessity of
religion and clean living for the wel
fare of the nation.
Lunatic Kilts Seven.
Warsaw, Sept. 8. An Inmate of an
asylum for the Insane at . Gora Kal
waria. 30 miles from here, secured an
ax yesterday and ran amuck through
the institution and killed seven fellow
Popular Head Clerk of tlie Modern Woodmen of America, a native of Rock
Island, who as soldier on ttie neld of battle, and in various offices of public
trust, as well as in the walks of private life, has gained dignified distinction.
lllnols National Committeeman
Lincoln, Sept. 8 "You can expect
that kind of an attack from that kind
of people," said William J. Bryan this
morning regarding the attack upon
him last night by Roger Sullivan of
Illinois. Bryan said he is not prepared
to answer the charges and could not
say just when he would issue a state
ment regarding the Illinois situation.
New York, Sept. 8. Roger C. Sulli
van, Illinois member of the democratic
national committee, last night issued a
lengthy statement in which he replied
to the recent attacks made upon hfm
by Bryan. Sullivan says in part:
"In his Jefferson club banquet speech
at Chicago Tuesday evening W. J. Bry
an again saw fit to make me the ex
cuse for exploiting his new ambition to
convert the democratic party into an
autocracy with himself on the dicta
Invltatloa to Bolt.
"If portions of Bryan's speech mean
anything, they mean he would rather
have his own way than have democrats
elected to congress or any. other office.
He has Invited all Illinois democrats
who agree with him In his oppo&itlon
to me to bolt their ticket. If there are
any democrats In Illinois who are dis
posed to act on this typically Bryan
esque advice, many of them, unfortun
ately; will be "found in congressional
districts which are close, but in which,
with united effort, we have a good
chance to elect democratic congress
men. If these, districts send republi
cans to the next national house of rep
resentatives the democratic party will
have Bryan to thank."
Sullivan charges Bryan to prove the
personal assertions against him and
invites comparison of his democracy
Cfcarsre Bad Compaay.
Sullivan scores Bryan for the "com
pany he keeps," and attacks particular
ly the characters of Theodore Nelson,
Judge Owen P. Thompson, Millard Fil
more Dunlap, and Henry T. Rainey.
These are the men endorsed by Bryan
fn his Paris Interview. Sullivan de
scribes them as Bryan's confidential
agents In the "purification" of Illinois
politics and asks: "Is Bryan an excep
tion to the rule that an American is
known by the; company he keeps?"
"Bryan was not honest and he wa's not
Bincere when he Commissioned Nelson,
Thompson, Dunlap, and Rainey to 'pur
lfy" Illinois politics and claimed mor
ality as his motive. He was not truth
MAJ. C. W. HAWES.
AIRS NEW FOUND
Replies to Commoner In Statement in Which Latter is Accused
All the Misdeeds in the Political
ful when he stood up in Chicago Tues
day evening to explain his position.
In Flrat Paragraph.
"The very first paragraph in BryanV,
speech on me and on the Illinois situ
ation contains a deliberate untruth.
Practically every succeeding paragraph
contains either a deliberate untruth or
equivocation of the kind we expect only
from a shifty, word-juggling pettifogger.
Bryan says he wrote me a letter asking
me to resign in the interests of the
democratic party. This is not ; true.
Bryan knew it was not true. He never
wrote me a letter. He did write Judge
O. P. Thompson in which he told Judge
Thompson to tell me he jwanted me-to
resign from the national committee.".
Sullivan then declares Bryan's asser
tion that he held his seat on the na
tional committee by fraud was refuted
two years ago at SU Louis by the na
tional convention . itself and that he
(Sullivan) had not asked for endorse
ment, from the state convention in
stead of resigning in "the interests of
the party," as Bryan said he had."'
:" No Repudiating; Statement..''
Sullivan says Bryan's statement that
he had a written statement from dele
gates to the Illinois convention repudi
ating him is untrue and "Bryan knew
it was untrue when he made it." Sul
livan says the same statement was
made at St. Louis and was there, chal
lenged, but Bryan never substantiated
it with evidence. Bryan claimed to
have 500 signatures to that statement,
Sullivan says, but never presented such
statement. The other side at the same
time presented a telegram and affida
vits certifying that nearly all signa
tures presented by Bryan and his asso
ciates were forgeries.
Sullivan accuses Bryan of having ad
vised his particular friends In Illinois
to bolt the democratic ticket, and asks,
"Is this the measure of Bryan's party
fealty? Is this the way Bryan proposes
to help elect a democratic congress?"
Acenieil of Inalnoerlty.
"Bryan says, My political assets are
the confidence the people have In my
sincerity.' Bryan has twice led the
democratic party to defeat, the second
a worse defeat than the first. If he is
proud of the evidence of the people'
confidence in his sincerity, he is wel
come to it. I
"Bryan thinks it wrong to make mon-j
ey out of politics. This boast of his
puts the stamp of Insincerity all over
him. If Bryan thinks it wrong to make
money out of politics, heshould quit
making money. Bryan has not one ;
VIEWS OF BRYAN
dollar that he ever made out of any
thing but politics."
A Knllure and a Mountebank.
"He tried to be a lawyer; he was a
failure at it. He tried to be a news
paper editor; he was a failure at that
He is now a man of property. As for
tunes go, he is a rich man. He made
every dollar of his fortune out of poli
tics as a stepping stone to the lecture
platform. Bryan discovered many years
ago he could mate his political prom
inence pay. He is a shrewd advertiser
and in his way a clever business man.
He has discovered that so long as he is
a -candidate for president and a possi
ble nominee, gifted with an ability to
weave flowing sentences into well
rounded periods, the public will come
to hear him at so much a head.
He is in politics because it helps
the- gate receipts. Like the actresses
who have discarded the stolen diamond
dodge, for the greater publicity of the
divorce suit, Bryan will quit running
for president and will quit politics just
as soon as he discovers some other
form of advertising which will bring
more dollars to the box office when he
is announced to appear on the stage."'
Would Poll Ileleftratea.
Reverting to Bryan's accusation of
fraud in Sullivan's election to the na
tional committee, Sullivan makes this
"If I hold my position on the dem
ocratic national committee by fraud. I
ought to resign. If Bryan has falsely
accused me of profiting by fraud then
he ought to quit running for president,
because no man is fit to be a candidate
for that high office who goes out in
public and lies about any member of
his party. Therefore, I propose that
Bryan and I put the issue as between
us up to the men who sat as delegates
at the Springfield convention two years
ago. Those delegates are still living.
They can all be found. Bryan says a
majority were opposed to me for na
tional committeeman. He has said that
he had at St. Louis a letter from mor9
than half the delegates In which they
repudiated .the action of the convention
which resulted In my becoming nation
al committeeman. Let us poll those
delegates. Let us have this poll made
under direction of the chief justice of
the supreme court of Illinois. If a ma
jority of those delegates will support
Bryan's present contention and will
say I was elected to the national com
mittee by fraud, then I will resign from
the national committee. On the other
(Continued on Page Four.)
EARTH SHOCK IS
FELT IN INDIANA
Several Distinct Quakes Noted in
Southern Part of State People
Flee frcm Homes.
Indianapolis, Ind., Sept. 8. Earth
quake shocks were felt distinctly at
Princeton and Owensville and other
southern Indiana town's about 10:30
o'clock yesterday morniag. and In
some places they were so severe that
persons left their homes and gathered
in terror in the streets. The shocks
lasted only a few seconds, but were
distinct. At Owensville three separate
shocks were felt.
Quakes Again Shake Chile.
Buenos Ayres. Sept. 8. According to
a dispatch to the Nacion, seven earth
quake shocks were felt yesterday ev
ening at Talca. Chile, 140 miles south
southwest of Santiago.
FLIES OVER LAKE
William Mallery Perform Won
derful Aerial Feat, Though
ABOVE CLOUDS ALL NIGHT
Ascends in Wisconsin and Comes Down
200 Miles Away in Mich
igan. Gaylord, Mich.. Sept. 8. After a
flight in a wild airship of more than
20U miles William Mallery, a Chicago
aeronaut, who asconded at Oconto,
Wis., landed 20 miles southeast of
Wolverine. Mich., at 10 o'clock yester
Mallery had been giving exhibitions
at the Oconto county fair. Starting
on his usual exhibition Thsrsday af
ternoon after a successful ascension,
the steering gear got out of order and
he lost entire control of the ship.
AlrMhlp lit Wind' .Mercy.
He was left several thousand feet in
the air at the mercy of the winds anI
started to drift rapidly eastward. After
getting a considerable distance out on
Green bay the big ship took a dive
down to the water, but recovered itself
and shot straight above the clouds,
where it continued to drift.
Although helpless Mattray was not
alarmed, as he knew if the gas would
hold out he would be able to make a
Tlea Illniaelf to Framework.
After sailing this way for several
hours sleep overcame him and in or
der not to fall out of the ship, should
it take another dive, he bound him
self to the frame of the machine. He
continued to drift eastward across
Green bay to Lake Michigan and
across the lake, sailing to land some
where near Travers City and cast
ward. During all this time the gas was
gradually escaping from the huge ball
and finally about 10 o'clock in the
morning he landed in a dense swamp
some 20 miles south of Wolverine,
He made his way to a settlement
and was directed to Wolverine, the
nearest railroad town, where he land
ed about 6 o'clock last night, nearly
exhausted, but highly elated at the
success of his wonderful trip. He im
mediately ttelegraphed to Oconto for
funds to get his ship, and will start on
his return journey as soon as the ma
chine can he brought to town and got
ten into shape.
Iconic Drift Above the Cloud.
Mat tray is none the worse for this
exciting experience, and claims it is
one of the most remarkable flights in
the history of ballooning. His trip
for the most of the time was above
CLINT0N1TE BADLY INJURED
Aged Automobilist Runs Auto Into
Tree to Save a Chic.
Clinton, Iowa, Sept. 8. George C.
Smith, aged 73, president of the Clin
ton Paper company, was seriously in
jured in an auto collision with a tree
yesterday. The accident was caused
by Smith swerving the car to avoid
running over a child.. The extent of
Mr. Smith's injuries are not known,
but they may be fatal. His risk of his
own life to save that of the child's is
cause of much praise among his
friends and people in this city.
GERMANS WIN THEIR
FIRST YACHT RACE
Marblehead, Sept. 8. The German
yacht Wannsze won today's race for
the Roosevelt cup. This Is the first
'victory for the Germans.
All but Guerra Willing
to Take Up Nego
TERMS HOST SEVERE
New Elections and Amnesty
Demanded Win Fresh
Havana, Sept. 8. General Menoeal
said today that the leaders of the re
bellion In the province of Santa Clara
had intimated tbat they would nego
tiate for peace on the basis of new mu
nicipal etections, a new general elec
tion, amnesty for all Insurgents, and
the appointment of a special commis
sion to investigate the death of Con
gressman Viliuendas, national liberal
candidate for president, who was fchot
and killed in a fight with police at Cien
fuegos Sept. 22. 1905. and who Is said
to have been deliberately murdered.
Other Alw WIIIId-.
When questioned regarding the reb
els of Havana province. General Men
oeal said they also had Intimated tbev
would agree to practically the same
terms, leaving the force coiumandel
by Pino Guerra the only one in the
Menoeal positively declared if Guer
ra did not agree to accept reasonable
price terms, all the rest of the coun-
ry would be against him.
(juerm Iltm-kji Ieaee.
Havanna, Sept. 8. All peace over-
ures are blocked by the refusal of
ino Guerra, Insurgent leader in Pinar
del Rio province, to enter Into any ar
rangement fur an armsticv. Uuerra's
answer to the government's announce
ment of its readiness to grant a ten
days' armstlce is the blowing up of
wo bridgts on the Western railroad,
he cutting of railroad communication
beyond Pinar del Kio city, and an at
tack on Sun Jiiun de Martinez.
It i.i bel evc.i that S.m Juan de Mart
inez is in t!:e !:nds of the insurgents
and that the garrison, consisting of
Iimi government net nits and a small
force of nioHi,t(l rural guards, ban
been riefeuttd or captured.
.lle to Control.
There is slight doubt in any quarter
that Guerra can control the situation
in his region. His force is reporter!
by all those who have visited him re
cently as ranging from 3,000 to 4,00(1
men, all of them well mounted, soiiiu
of them well and others indifferently
The government force opposed to
him, which Is under the command of
Colonel Avalos, comprises about l.oou
men. It was reinforced by Ueut. Col.
Clews with 150 men and three ma
chine guns from Havanna.
Colonel Avalo's force, with the ex
ception of small detachments left at
San Juan de Martinez and Man Luis.
Is at Pinar del Rio city, but is with
out means to go to the relief of San
Juan de Martinez. Not more than 400
of them are mounted.
More Mrldjcea lllovra I p.
Havana, Sept. 8. Two more bridges
on the Western railway were blown up
lt night, cutting off railroad commu
nication with Pinar del Rio.
France Has No Confirmation of Reports
of Serious Fighting at Mo
Paris, Sept. 8. In well Informed cir
cles here reports of the revolution at
Mogador, Morocco, are regarded as
being greatly exaggerated, as official
confirmation of the troubles there ha
not been received.
RESERVE DEFICIT IS LARGE
Condition of New York Banks Has Not
Been so Precarious Since 1893.
New York. SepL 8. The statement
of the clearing house banks shows a
deficit In legal reserves required of JG,
578,000, said to be the largest deficit
Kaiser Honors Catholic.
Berlin, Sept. 8. Emperor William
has decorated Cardinal Kopp with the
Order of the Black Ragle, the highest.
Prussian decoration. It is the first time
the order was ever conferred on a Cath
Gets Church Title.
Rome, Sept. 8. Monslgnor A versa,
apostolic delegate to Cuba, was today
consecrated titular archbishop of Sardl
'at Castle Gondolfo.