Newspaper Page Text
VOL. LV. XO. 28G.
THE ARGUS, SATUKDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 1900. TWELVE PAGES, r
PRICE TWO CENTS.
ROOSEVELT WARNS ISLE
PEN PICTURES OF PROMINENT PEOPLE
FAMILIAR FACES AS SEEN IN ROCK ISLAND'S EVERYDAY LIFE.
FIGHTING MUST GEASE
FIGHTING NEAR HAVANA
Writes Letter to Minister
That Paves Way for
HIS COURSE FAVORED
Even President Palma for In
terference for Short
Havana, Sept. 15. The letter of Pres
ident Roosevelt to Senor de Queseda,
Cuban minister, is the great topic of
the day among Cuban's and foreigners
alike. Far from considering his refer
ences to American intervention as
something decided, it is almost univer
sally regarded as the most desirable
consummation possible of the trouble.
There are some who do not agree
with this view, but they are few. All
business interests are anxious for in
tervention and even politicians admit
this the best outcome.
The Associated Press has informa
tion that President Palma himself de
sires protection, though not permanent
MIST IIE l'HOTECTORATK.
Havana, Sept. 15. Eduardo Chibas,
a prominent resident of Santiago, said
to the Associated Press today: "The
entire province of Santiago will burst
into revolution unless the United
States intervenes immediately. There
must now be a protectorate, or there
will be no permanent peace in Cuba."
Taft and Bacoa to Ile.
Oyster Bay. Sept. 15. After a pro
tracted conference with Secretary of
War Taft. Acting Secretary of State
Ramn and Secretary of the Navy Bo-
napart. President Roosevelt addressed
an important communication to the Cu
ban government. It was also arranged
to send Secretary Taft and Mr. Bacon
to that island tomorrow to make a thor
ough investigation of conditions there
and lend their influence to restore
The communication is addressed to
the Cuban minister to the United
States, Quesada. It is an impassioned
plea to Cuba to realize her responsibil
ity as a self-governing republic and
restore peace in the island. Her atten
tion is called in no uncertain language
to the responsibility which the United
States bears to the island and the cer
tainty that such responsibility will nec
essarily be exercised should peace not
The president says he has certain
Information that the peace of the is
land is menaced and that American
property has been destroyed. The let
"In this crisis in the affairs of the
republic of Cuba I write you not merely
because you are the minister of Cuba
accredited to this government, but be
cause you and I were intimately drawn
together at the time when the United
States intervened in the affairs of Cuba
with the result of making her an inde
"You know how sincere my affection,
admiration and regard for Cuba are.
You know that I never have done and
never shall do anything in reference to
Cuba save with such sincere regard for
her welfare. You also know the pride
I felt because it came to me as presi
dent to withdraw American troops from
the island of Cuba and officially to pro
claim her Independence and to wish
her God-speed in her career as a free
republic. I desire now through you to
6ay a word of solemn warning to your
people whose earnest well wisher I am.
"For seven years Cuba has been in a
condition of profound peace and of
steadily growing prosperity. For four
years this peace and prosperity have
obtained under her own independent
The Cot of War.
"Her peace, prosperity and Independ
ence are now menaced, for of all pos
sible evils that may befall Cuba is the
evil of anarchy into which civil war
and revolutionary disturbance will
throw her. Whoever is responsible for
this armed revolution and outrage, who
ever Is responsible in any way for the
GENERAL J. F. BELL
Washington; Sept, 15. By direction
of the president, commissions have
been prepared for Major General Mc
Arthur to be lieutenant general of the
army. Brigadier General Jesse M. Lee
as major general, and Captain John J.
Pershing as brigadier general. Three
promotions were made to fill vacancies
Incident to the retirement today, of
condition of affairs that now obtains,
is an enemy of Cuba aud doubly heavy
is the responsibility of the man who.
affecting to be the especial champion
of Cuban independence, takes any step
which will jeopardize that independ
ence. For there is just one way in
which Cuban independence can be se
cured, and that is for the Cuban people
to show their ability to continue in
their path of peaceful and orderly
"This nation asks nothing of Cuba
save that it shall continue to develop
as it has developed during the past
seven years; that it shall know and
practice orderly liberty which will as
suredly bring an ever increasing meas
ure of peace and prosperity to the
beautiful Queen of the Antilles. Our
intervention in Cuban affairs will only
come if Cuba herself shows she has
fallen into tho insurrectionary habit,
that she lacks the self-restraint neces
sary to peaceful self-government and
that her contending factions have
plunged the country into anarchy.
Should Aamume RenpODalblllty.
I solemnly adjure all Cuban patriots
to band together, to sink all differences
and personal ambitions, and to remem
ber that the only way they can pre
serve the independence of the republic
is to prevent the necessity of outside
interference by rescuing it from an
archy of civil war. I earnestly hope
this word of adjuration of mine, given
in the name of the American people.
the stanchest friends and well wishers
of Cuba that there are in all the world.
will be taken as it is meant, will be
seriously considered and be acted
upon; and if so acted upon, Cuba's per
manent independence, her permanent
success as a republic, are assured.
ItlKht of Intervention.
"Under treaty with your government,
I, as president of the United States,
have a duty in this matter which I
cannot shirk. The third article in that
treaty explicitly confers upon the Unit
ed States the right to intervene for
the maintenance in Cuba of a govern
ment adequate for the protection of
life, property and Individual liberty.
The treaty conferring this right is the
supreme law of the land and furnishes
me with the right and means of ful
filling the obligations I am under to
protect American interests.
"Information at hand shows that so
cial bonds throughout tho Island have
been so relaxed that life, property and
individual liberty are no longer safe. I
have received authentic information of
injury to and destruction of American
"It is in my judgment imperative for
the sake of Cuba that there shall be
immediate cessation of hostilities and
some arrangement which will secure
the permanent pacification of the is
land. Sendlne Aid.
"I am sending to Havana, Secretary
of War Taft and Assistant Secretary
of State Bacon as special representa
tives of this government, who will ren
der such aid as is possible toward these
ends. I had hoped that Mr. Root, sec
retary of state, could have stopped in
Havana on his return home from South
America, but the seeming imminence
of the crisis forbids further delay.
"Through you, I desire in this way to
communicate with the Cuban govern
ment and with the Cuban people, and,
accordingly, I am sending you a copy
of this letter to be presented to Presi
dent Palma, and have also directed is
FATAL HOTEL FIRE
AT OTTAWA, CANADA
Wife of Official Severely Injured
Guests Escape With Only Cloth
ing on Back.
Ottawa, Ont., Sept. 15. One life is
believed to have been lost and six
persons severely injured in a fire
which destroyed Gilmon's hotel early
today. Miss O'Neal, head waitress, is
missing. It is feared she perished.
Mrs. Archibald Blue, wife of Canada's
census commissioner, was bauly burn
ed and her shoulder broken. The
guests saved only the clothing they
Oil Ship Crews Strike.
New York, Sept. 15 Oilers, firemen
and deckhands on some of the Stand
ard Oil company's fleet of 14 tugboats
struck today for higher wages. Some
new men were put in the places of the
strikers, the officers said.
MAY SECURE TITLE
Lieutenant General Corbin.
General J. Franklin Bell, who is
senior brigadier general, waived pro
motion to a higher grade in order to
give General Lee an opportunity to
reach it before he retired. General
Lee will retire next January and there
would have been no vacancy in the
grade of major general before that two years ago, and that he never legal
date, had General Bell been appointed, ly was elected governor.. . .
Lawyer, statesman aiul tinaiicu't. is not only one of the most prom
inent and inll uential it izt-iis of ltouk inland county, but among the best men
of Illinois enjoys an acq ualntauee as wfie as the state. Twice a distinguished
member of the legislature, he has decline:! nominations of his party for e in
gress and the supremo bench of the state, when subsequent events demon
strated thait such nominations would have meant election. The general
choice of his party two years ago for governor, he put aside the honor, but
how he will feel should the circumstance repeat itself two years hence remains
to he seen. From an humble beginning he has surmounted the hardest dilli
culties of life, and made a success of everything lit' has undertaken
FOR BRYAN ALSO
Democrats of Wyoming Endorse
Nebraskan at State
TAKE ADVANCED GROUND
A. D. Kelster for Governor Colo
rado Republicans Denounce Elec
tion of Alva Adams.
Cheyenne, Wyo., Sept. 15. The
democratic state convention yesterday
adopted resolutions indorsing William
J. Bryan, "the triumphant candidate in
The platform demands national and
state eight hour laws; favors a law
making it a felony for a state officer
to accept free transportation from a
railroad; demands a primary election
law and a return to the Australian bal
lot system; favors free trade in vari
ous commodities, particularly wheat,
and calls for the election of United
States senators by direct vote.
Following is the ticket:
For Governor S. A. D. Kelster, Fre
For Secretary of State Daniel M.
Gill, Laramie county.
For State Auditor Thomas A. Dunn,
Big Horn county.
For State Treasurer James L. Lob
ban, Sheridan county.
For State Superintendent Public In
struction Miss Mary Hamilton, Natro
For Congress John C. Hahn. Uinta
Republican of Colorado.
Denver, Colo., Sept. 15. The Colo
rado republican convention yesterday
nominated Philip B. Stewart for gov
ernor and Alfred E. Bent for treasurer.
The part taken by the supreme court,
the legislature, and the district attor
ney of Denver city and county in the
Peabody-Adams contest Is indorsed.
The platform declares that 15.000
fraudulent votes were cast for Adams
sSsSaa met. v
HON. E. W. HURST.
Robert Murray Balks
Holdup on C, R. I.
& P. at Peoria.
CHASES THREE MEN
Catches Two by Surprise and
Takes Club and Gun
Peoria. 111., Sept. 15. A bold attempt
was made at 10:15 o'clock last night to
hold up passenger train No. 311 on the
Rock Island road from Chicago, a mile
ami a half from Peoria. A pile of ties
was placed on the track and a bright
fire was blazing along the right of way.
Disarmed by Conductor.
Three masked men entered the smok
er, two at the front and one at the rear.
The two men at the front were met and
surprised by Conductor Robert Murray,
who disarmeu one of the men and took
from him a large hickory club, freshly
cut, and a large revolver.
1'iwxr on Tnill.
Murray received a severe cut over
the left eye and was dazed for a mo
ment, not losing neive until he had
driven the two men from the train.
The three men escaped in the darkness
and a posse of men under Sheriff Potter
is on the hunt. Thehree fellows are
described as small build and evidently
Get $10,C0O and Escape.
Bismark, N. D.. Sept. 15. Four rob
bers blew open the safe of two banks
at Underwood, a small town in Mc
Lean county early today, secured $10,
000, and escaped. : A posse is on the
SPEECHES AT PARK
Officers of M. W. A to Give Ad
dresses at Picnic This
CROWDS ARE GATHERING
Program, of Sports Being Carried Out
at Long View, Where County
Picnic is Being Held.
Owing to the delay in the gathering
of the crowd at Long View park this
afternoon at the Modern Woodmen
picnic, the program of addresses by
several of the members of the execu
tive council was postponed until this
evening at 7:30. George XV. Reilly of
Danville, R. R. Smith of Brookfield,
Mo., F. A. Smith of this city, and Major
C. XV. Hawes of this city will be the
speakers of the day. The steamer Co
lumbia arrived here this morning with
the Muscatine Woodmen and the park
today is filled with the members of the
different camps in the county. The
Woodmen offices have been closed in
order that the employes may have an
opportunity to attend.
Contents Are On.
The entries for the athletic sports
this afternoon were well filled and sev
eral interesting contests were witness
ed. A platform was erected in the
park for dancing, which was indulged
in this afternoon and will be continued
until a late hour this evening.
POLES AND AUSTRIANS MIX
Three Men Will Die as Result of Cut
ting Affray in Drinking Bout.
Steubenville, Ohio, Sept. 15. Six
men and one woman were stabbed and
hacked in numerous places in a riot
of Polish and Austrian miners at a
boarding house at Long Run last night
where they were drinking. Three men
will die, and the woman and three oth
er men are seriously wounded. Four
rioters were arrested.
Jewish Attack Seems Unavoidable.
Warsaw, Sept. 15. It is generally
feared a Jewish attack here is unavoid-
able. Jews predict an attack for Jew
ish New Year, Sept. L'O.
FOUR DROWN WHEN
A LAUNCH UPSETS
Mystery About Accident to Overloaded
Craft Picked Up in New York
Xew York, Sept. 15. Four persons
were drowned from a launeh in the
lower bay last night when the launch
was in collision with a scow. Four
other members of the party, three men
and a woman, clung to the bottom of
the craft and were reached by the
steamer. They refused to give their
names or to tell those of the persons
The launch was the Sausage belong
ing to W. V. David of Jamaica. L. I.
V. David was among tho1 rescued.
It is said by those who picked up the
little boat it must have been danger
Peoria Man Becomes Physical Director
of Y. M. C. A. and Assumes
Duties at Once.
Harry Franks of Peoria, has ac
cepted the c:ill to the directorship of
the physical department of the Y. M.
C. A., which was recently extended to
him by the board of directors and ar
rived here today to take charge cf the
work. He resigned from the Peoria
association Sept. 1 and has since been
invited to a number of fields. The lo
cal board of directors at its regular
monthly meeting unanimously voted to
ex t ond him an invitation to visit the
city and meet the board at a special
called meeting last Tuesday, and after
a conference with Mr. Franks ek-cted
him physical director. Secretary Bur
nett received a communication from
him last evening stating that he
would accept the call and was pre
pared to take charge of the work im
mediately. Mr. Franks comes to the local asso
ciation highly recommended, having
been successful in other associations.
Secretary P.urnett anticipates a pros
perous year in the "physical depart
ment. BARRETT TO GREET ROOT
Minister to Colombia Travels 1,600
l Mdes on Mule to Do So.
Washington. Sept. 15. American
Minister Barrett at Colombia sent a
dispatch to the state department an
nouncing his arrival at Guayaquil after
41 days and l.Cno miles travel mule
back over almost inaccessible moun
tains. He will await the arrival of
RECEPTION IS NONPARTISAN
Plan to Have Republicans Help Wel
come Bryan at New Orleans.
Xew Orleans, Sept. 15. A feature of
the reception planned for XV. J. Bryan
here Sept. 2L is the participation of
the Louisiana Republican club. An at
tempt will be made to render the re
Mercer Fair Next'Week.
The annual Mercer county fair, con
sidered the biggest event in the his
tory of the county to the south, will
be held next week at Aledo, beginning
Tuesday and closing Friday. Special
trains will be run by the Burlington
rond. There will be an abundance of
amusement features, good races, and
a big exhibit in all departments.
Name Nick Again.
Cincinnati, Sept. 15. Nicholas Long
worth was renominated to congress by
the republicans of the First district.
CROWD'S CURIOSITY TO SEE ALICE
L0NGW0RTH CAUSES GREAT CRUSH
Columbus. Ohio, Sept. 15. With
panic threatening in a crowd estimated
at RO,000 people, surging about the
stand erected in the capitol grounds,
frantic to secure a glimpse of Mrs.
Nicholas Longworth, President Roose
velt's daughter, the exercises arranged
for the dedication of the McKinley
monument were suddenly terminated
yesterday afternoon after the statue of
the martyred president had been hur
riedly unveiled by Mrs. longworth.
The prompt action of the committee
on arrangements was regarded as most
fortunate, for the crowd was beyond
control and the shrieking of women
and children caught in the crush was
rapidly working the crowd into a fren-1
zy. Many women were so badly hurt
that they were removed in ambulances.
After the panic started. Governor Har
ris tried to stop it, but the frantic peo-
J The commotion became so alarming
Cuban Situation Grows
CAPITAL IS. CUT OFF
Several Additional U. S. War
ships on Way or About
Havana, Sept. 15. Heavy fighting is
reported near Elcano, 10 mile south
west of Havana. N details.
Kl'.Wro TO KHOXTf
Tacoma, Wash., Sept. 15. General
Frederick Funston has been ordered
to Washington without delay, it is sup
posed in connection with the Cuban
Washington, Sept. 15. The navy de
partment announces the arrival at Ci
cnfue:;os yesterday cf the Marietta.
I.nnla h I'circr.
Th Marietta landed a force to pro
tect sugar plantations. According t,
a dispatch from Ciiarge Sleeper, at
Havana, reports of damage to Ameri
can property at Cienfugos have been
Dm Moloea Arrive.
Havana, Sept. 1.".. The cruiser Des
Moines arrived this morning.
Tno lorr raaela ;.
Washington, St pt. 15. The cruiser
Cleveland sailed from Norfolk for Ha
vana today. The Tacoma leaves to
morrow. Murine Oriler-d lo I'rwnt.
Boston, Sept. 10. Orders for a de
tachment of G marines to proceed at
once to Norfolk, Va were received
from Washington. At Norfolk the men
embatk for Cuba.
Portsmouth. N. II., Sept. I". A de
tachment cif ('G marines left the navy
yard undr hurry orders today on the
way to Norfolk.
Cii'.rrmnriil Itia Sklrni!nh.
Ilavnsa. re :. 1 .". - Revolutionist at
tacked the (own of 5:tn Domingo, San
ta Clj:a pr.i.'ir.ci' at 5 this morning,
but wtic r:;ml.-cd by the garrison of
militiamei! and rural guards. On
guard, two militiamen, and three revo
lutionists were killed. Five guards
and erne militiaman were wounded.
The insurgents' colonel, Motejo, was
among the killed. The government
troops captured two prisoners and GO
horses and nre now in pursuit of the
C'lnlmn government Vlrlorj.
Havana, Sept. 15. Government forces
won a victory oveT the rebels near Ha
vana. General Rodriguez with 4'
rural guardsmen attacked tlu rebel
under General Castillo, Colonels Albert
and Acasta. 1,00 strong, at Wajay, 12
miles south of Havna. After a stub
born fight the rebels were dispersed.
Right of their number were killed and
23 wounded. One guardsman ,was
killed and 13 wounded.
Rodriguez returned to Havana this
morning. There Is considerable specu-.
lation as to why the enemy was not
lteault of C'lnah Not Known.
Havana, Seit. 15. General Rodri
guez with a thousand men encounter
ed General Castillo and Asbort with
about the same number last night near
Wajay. The government claims th
insurgents were dispersed and the relt
els on the either hand say the govern
ment forces were driven back and re
treated. Rodriguez' troeps returned to
Havana during the night. The govern
ment lost three killed and several
(Continued on Page Five.)
that those on the stand asked Mrs.
Longworth to come forward in the hope
that a glimpse of her might satisfy thu
crowd. She came to the front of the
stand, it was seen that something must
be done, aud it was decided to unveil
the statue at once. Mrs. Longworth
pulled the ribbon attached to the wires
which drew the flags covering the stat
ue aside. A man hoisted on another's
shoulders grasped the ribbons and wire
and they were quickly torn Into frag
ments by relic seekers.
The crush was stopped for a few mo
ments, but It was sexn renewed, and
Mrs. Longworth again came to tho
front of the platform and bowed to
the throng. Meanwhile, however, the
committee on arrangememts had decid
ed tu defer the addresses at Memorial
hall till this evening.
When the announcement was made,
the Longworths had an exciting ex
perience in escaping the crowd.