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VOL. LV. NO. 292.
THE AKGUS, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1906.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
RAY OF HOPE FOR SUCCESS
If MEDIATION IN CUBA
PEN PICTURES OF PROMINENT PEOPLE
FAMILIAR FACES AS SEEN IN ROCK ISLAND'S EVERYDAY LIFE.
GUP AUTO RACERS PICKED
Palma Will Abandon Con
trol to Save the
IS THE LATEST REPORT
Insurgents Continue to Keep
Up An Uncompromising
Havana, Sept. 22. A congressman
whose relations with the administra
tion are exceedingly close, asserted
this morning that President Palma
and members of the cabinet probably
would resign today and that interven
tion is expected later.
( huiK'" situation.
Havana. Sept. 22. Propositions
made by the moderates last night have
considerably changed the situation,
having paved the way for suggestions
by Taft and Bacon for further conces
sions on both sides which may yet
save the republic intact.
Taft and Bacon, accompanied by
Consul General Steinhart and Captain
McCoy called on President Palma this
morning and got his ideas on what he
is willing should be done under the
circumstances. This afternoon they
will listen to the views of a number of
prominent insurgents and liberals.
Secretary Taft said to the Associat
ed Press: "The proposals of the mod
erate, while not broad and far reacn
ing enough to meet the necessities of
the case, evidence a desire on the
parts of the moderates to maintain the
integrity of the republic, even though
they are compelled to abandon their
control. Consequently the situation is
at least somewhat more honeful. There
must be some resignations sho-wing the
good faith of the government before
the rebels will consent to lay down
Ha lrr- Broken.
As the secretary turned to enter an
automobile, he added: "At least we
have got the Ice broken."
Taft received a long cablegram di
rect from Oyster Bay today. It is un
derstood he was therein instructed to
exhaust every resource in the settle
ment of the difficulty without inter
vention if possible.
Three men of the insurgent com
mand of General Guas have been shot
near Santiago cle Ias Vegas for as
rroponr to Forcr Intervention.
New Orleans, Sept. 22. A dispatch
from Havana to the Picayune today
gives a signed statement by the insur
gent leader, General Ernesto Asbert, n
which he says if peace is not made
by the Palma administration the revo
lutionists propose to attack "all proper
ty" in order to precipitate American
PreparlaK 'or Mar.
Washington. Sept. 22. War depart
ment officials today professed to know-
nothing of the situation in Cuba be
yond what they have seen in the press
dispatches, but it is known prepara
tions for the possible occupation of
Cuba are rapidly going on.
Tno More C'rnlnera Arrive.
Havana. Sept. 22. The United
States cruisers. Minneapolis, and New
ark, arrived this morning.
Won lil lie Permanent.
Havana, Sept. 22. That American
occupation is the only way to end civil
war in Cuba is the conclusion which
has been reached by Secretary of War
Taft and Assistant Secretary of State
Bacon, and it is not denied that inter
vention must be followed by American
sovereignty. After three days spent in
conferences with the leaders of the
government and the insurgents the
emissaries of President Roosevelt prac
tically have abandoned all hope of ar
ranging a compromise. Secretary Taft
has cabled to President Roosevelt his
views, and a reply from Oyster Bay
dictating the future course in the is
land is expected at any time.
The officials of the Cuban govern
ment last night showed signs of yield
ing, but the insurgents liave adopted a
thinly veiled attitude of defiance to
ward the American mediators. The ar
rival of four United States warships in
Havana harbor, in addition to the fleet
already assembled, apparently had no
effect upon them. When the leaders in
the field were told of the size of the
squadron now in Cuban waters, they
greeted the information with Spanish
expressions to tne enect tnat they
cannot come to the bush."
Hongkt A nun Abroad.
New York. Sept. 22. The Tribune
today says: "The Cuban revolutionary
junta in this city, it was learned yes
terday, ordered in Germany about three
weeks ago. for use of the rebels, a large
quantity of arms and ammunition. The
shipment has been temporarily coun
termanded pending the result of the
peace negotiations now in progress
These supplies will be immediately
shipped to insurgents in Cuba."
GIVEN 30 LASHES
Crowd of 500 See Delaware Ne
gro Whipped for Assault
BEFORE LONG PRISON TERM
No Blood Drawn Blit Back Was Mass
of Welts When Punishment
Wilmington. Del., Sept. 22 Befor-j
the eager gaze of nearly 500 persons,
Charles Conlty, a negro, who a few
days ago was sentenced to 50 years'
imprisonment and to receive 30 lashes
for committing an atrocious assault
upon Mrs. Beatrice Frankish and her
daughter two weeks ago. was publicly
whipped today in the yard of the New
castle county workhouse. More than
2.000 persons clamored for admission
to the yajgl which was too small to ac
commodate all of them.
o ltlooil Drawn.
Although the lashes were well laid
on, they were carefully distributed so
no blood was drawn. The man's back
when the castigation was completed
was a mass of dark welts and ridges
almost from the shoulders to the waist.
Conley staggered slightly when he was
leleased, but was able to walk without
assistance to the cell, where he entered
upon the sentence of imprisonment for
half a century.
( nliu nt Start.
Conley walked to the whipping post
and stood without a tremor as his
wrists were fastened into the iron
bracelets. Warden Meserve took posi
tion, and with the crowd standing at
breathless attention, administered the
punishment. A heavy whip, with its
nine leather thongs, each about a sixth
of an inch in diameter, fell across the
culprit's bare back with a force that
raised a large welt. This was repeated
30 times, an assistant warden monoto
nously keeping an audible count.
Stood Half Without Sound.
Conley never uttered a sound until
the ICth stroke, when an agonized "oh"
was forced from his lips, and repeated
until the last blow fell upon his quiver
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Poet, autlior anl ift'i'-d in nor speaker, the versatile supreme secre
tary of the Fraternal Triliunes and etlitur of their monthly paper, ami
a writer of poenisj and short stories; published in book form, that hatvs
won for his name an abiding pi are i";t English literature. Mr. Kexdale
may he properly termed a rood t'ellovV, for he is one of the most popular
men of the city.
SHERIDAN WILL BE
TAKEN FROM ROCKS
Washington, Sept. 22. Officers of
the quartermaster general's depart
ment are very much elated over the
receipt of a cablegram today from
Captain Humphreys, at Honolulu stat
ing that the big army transport, Sher
idan, which recently went on the rocks
ne?r Honolulu, would be saved.
HEART STILL FOR TWO HOURS; MAN
BROUGHT BACK TO LIFE AND HEALTH
New York. Sept. 22. Brought back
to life after his heart had ceased beat
ing for two hours, Edward McElroom
of Yonkers stood in the police court
a hale and hearty man. and listened
as a doctor told how he had been re
vived after preparations had been
made to take his body to the morgue.
In a street row seven weeks ago.
McEIroon was struck on the head with
a wrench, sustaining a compound frac
ture of the skull. While the doctors
were operating on him McElroon's
heart stopped beatmg. There was no
trace of respiration and his extremities
began to grow cold. The doctors pro
nounced him dead and calld an order
ly to remove the body.
A nurse passing the body noticed a
slight vibration of the muscles of the
legs. She called attention to it. As
the physicians gathered a tremor of
the chest muscles was detected. De
spite these evidences of life there was
apparently not the slightest movement
of the heart.
As a last test, the doctors opened an
artery, applied a salt solution and
tried artificial respiration. In two
hours McElroon's heart was beating
feebly and his lungs began to work.
Doctors snd nurses worked constantly
over him for two days and he was fin
ally brought to consciousness.
McEIroon appeared in court to testi
fy against his assailant.
FOR THE STUDENTS
Wisconsin University Object cf
Solicitude by Various
RESULT RECENT CRITICISM
One German Catholic Priest Resigns
Charge to Take up Work Oth
ers Do Likewise.
Madison, Wis., Sept. 22. Following
Canon St. George's criticism on the
University of Wisconsin as irreligious,
comes the announcement of the resig
nation of Hev. H. C. Hemgell, assist
ant priest of the Holy Redeemer
church, German Catholic. Hemgell
will establish a mission and devote
his whole time to work among the
Catholic students at the university.
He may build a new church.
Othrra Uo l.ikrwiiir.
Episcopaleans and Presbyterians
will also appoint special ministers now
to work among the students.
BUT SEVEN DEAD
AT JELLICO, TENN.
There Are 150 Injured, Several
Fatally, and Damage is
lellico. Tenn., Sept. 22. Revised es
timates of the dead in consequence of
the terrible dynamite explosion here
yesterday show only seven fatalities
Instead of 12 as believed yesterday.
Five of those reported dead are still
alive, but are believed to he fatally in
jured. The list of injured numbers
fully 150, about twenty of whom may
die. The property loss is conserva
tively estimated at less than half a
WANTED TO SHOOT SOMEONE
So Kentucky Boy Killed His Cousin
Who Was Close Friend.
Maysville, Ky., Sept. 22. James
Chester Savage, aged 12 years, has
confessed fcs deliberately v shot and
killed his cousin, William U Savage.
To the chief of police the boy said:
"I loved my cousin, but I Just wanted
to shoct somebody, and so 1 shot him."
Ice Bound Whaling Fleet
Off Alaska Heard
RELIEF SHIP IS BACK
One Crew of 31 When Vessel
Vas Wrecked Lived 13 Days
in Open Boats.
Seattle, Sept. 22. The steamer Har
old Dollar, which arrived yesterday
from the north, whither it carried pro
visions to the Icebound whaling fleet,
reports 12 of the whalers are still m
The whalers stated the catch of the
entire fleet amounts to 52 whales. The
men who returned on the Dollar tell
stories of terrible suffering on the dif
ferent ships, one of the principal causes
being lack of food.
h(1vc C.irlM Stolen.
The men confirmed stories of the
stealing of native girls from their
homes for immoral purposes, and say
that full depositions regarding these
charges were taken before they left.
Charges of brutality and insufficient
fee ling are made against several whal
13 Ila.vi iu Uprn Iloxt. .
Thirty-one of the crew of the wreck
ed whaler Alexander arrived on the
Harold Dollar. The crew tell a story
of wonderful hardships and suffering,
being 13 days in an open boat, living
on whale blubber the entire time. The
Alexander was wrecked during a fog
at Cape Terry Aug. 12. The ship sank
almost immediately and the crew had
to take to the boats with very scanty
preparations. When they were picked
up the men were almost dead and the
greatest care barely &avd them.
ARiyiOUR TO SELL?
Reports in New York That Swifts
Are About to Buy Big
J. OGDEN TIRES OF TURMOIL
Would Forsake Business and Enter So
ciety But Sweeping Denial
Xew York. Sept. 22. A report gain
ed currency in the provision trade yes
terday, according to the Journal of
Commerce, that Swift & Co.. are nego
tiating for the business of Armour &
Co., J. Ogden Armour, now head of the
latter company, being desirous, it is
said, to quit the turmoil of business
and take a more active part in society
life. It is understood the rocent out
cry against the packing industry was
very distasteful to Armour. The Ar
mour company's issued capital is $20,
000,000. Dcnirs thr ItrportM.
Chicago, Sept. 22. Representatives
of Armour & Co., today declared there
is no truth in the report that Armour
is about to close his holding in Ar
mour & Co. to the Swifts.
BLOWS BIG HOLE
IN THE PAVEMENT
Russian Terrorist Warns People and
Throws Bomb to Destroy
covered at Peterhof at the time of Gen
eral Tivpoflf's funeral, and that t!y
conspirators, finding that the police
I were hot upon their trail, decided to
be rid of incriminating evidence.
Since the first batch uf arrests in
connection with the Peterhof plot,
Sept. 13, t lie police have apprehended
a large number of suspects, but no
statement concerning the natuiv of the
ploi nor a to how it was. to be execut
ed has been obtainable.
TYPHOON HITS THE
Gunboat Arayat Ashore and Arsenal
at Cavite Damaged, But No Lives
Tracy, Lc Blon, Harding,
Lyttle and Christie
BEST OUT OF DOZEN
Manila, Sept. 22. A typhoon has oc
curred in the Philippines south of Ma
nila. Wires aie down and no reiort
of damage done has been received. At
Cavite the arsenal and shipping were
damaged. The gunboat Arayat is
ashore. Tin re was no Io-:s of life. The
daniflge is not bwlieved to be serious.
St. Petersburg, Sept. 22. The sub
urb of St. Petersburg adjoining the
Narva gate was shaken yesterday by
the explosion of a iowerful bomb.
which was thrown by one of three well
dressed men and which tore an enor
mous hole in the ground and broke all
the windows in the vicinity. There
was no loss of life.
The bomb throwers disappeared be
fore "the arrival of the police. As the
bomb was thrown in an open space,
from which the throwers had previous
ly warned away all passersby and cab
drivers, the event is explainable only
on the supposition that the bomb had
been Intended for use in connection
with the terrorist plot whieh was dio-
TAKES THE LID OFF
Minneapolis Railway and Ware
house Commission De
cides to Hear All
OF FIGHT ON LA F0LLETTE
Fastest Time Over Course 5
Hours, 27 Minutes, 45
Railway Manager Testifies Employee!
Were Allowed t Leave Duties
and Invade Wisconsin.
St. Paul. Sept. Late last tven
iiv the railway and warehousu commis
sion, which i conducting a hearing re
garding the reasonableness of commodi
ty rates, decided to take the lid off with
refert nee to the testimony which At
torney Manaliaii of the Receivers and
Shippers' association has been endeav-j
oring to get into the reword for the past i
two days, concerning money spent bvi
the Chiigo, Sr. Paul, Minneapolis A: j
Omaha railroad in an atienipt to defeat
La Toilette of Wisconsin in his last !
I '.iiil ra l.rfl liilltM.
Under the examination which follow
ed General Manager Trenuolm admit
ted allowing employes of the road to
leave their duties to t liter ihf Wiscon
sin political campaign and the payment
of their expenses from the earnings of
the road. He admitted that Perrin, an
New York, Sept. 22. The elimina
tion race to determine who shall have
the honor of meeting the foreign ex
perts in the automobile contest for the
Vanderbilt cup, started promptly at G
o'clock fody. The weather was coel
and the course in fine shape. Twelve
cars startod in the race out. of IS en
tries. There was no number 13 drawn
Ik cause of the superstition attached to
rMU .rn IMirinit l)ii.
Crowd along the course at the
tie hSiti were not as large a expect
ed, but as the day advanced their num
ber was largely augrr.ente I. The
course i 2H.71 mile and muvt be gone
over lu times.
Kneh driver tent his ir away at tho
Ih I possible spend.
'Ih owe Tlil Stitrfril.
Tile cars tart!i:g wire:
No. 1 Kecler, :ni, K forge (J. M.
No. 2 i.ytth. C.el, A. A. Pope.
No. :; Mongfni, ;:"2, C. A. Sinr.
No. ! Caillois. ;:i:::2., K. K. Tho
mas. No. (J Leblon, ;:H:2, C. A. Coey.
No. 7 Roberts. (;:':,:(.-. II. S.
: ' T. O. S. Lear.
::'S. Walter Christy.
;. ! '. W. .1. Miller.
: I I T. I):ivies. Jr.
Hanl!i:a. John llajnoo.
: 1 !. J. F. Stone.
1 ii ;iiitl 1 7 wit hdrew.
No. S -Tha ef;
No. !i- Christy.
No. 1 I l.a.vi I!
N. 1 2 Traey.
'!iJ-il l.i Ir.l lttiiuiil.
I..itie 1m Id tlii !. through the Hrst
it) . seci.nd ioinii. In the first Mon-
f-'ir.i's c.i! mis ila.-ln .! into a telegraph
po!r ji : ; r v.,1. wrcel.-:l. Hoth driver
and h!s mociiiMiician were thrown out,
but ii itiier was seriously injured.
TlKiyeis" and Iloberts' cars broke
down and had to stop for repairs. Leb-
loli led in t-.r third nti.l fourth rotimls
attorney, had Imu allowed by the M;lllllrinff vvhich Iklden's car met with an
o conuuet i ne ngin uganwi j.a roe ..,.,..., in f,1(tllir,, !1Ilf, w,.n, ..,.
lette in northern Wisconsin. 1,h had n ) sh(m f, - fh Mth
M.owledge of Perrin wking several bun- j , (l))!()n was , tl( woml
. 1 . . . 1 Tint:..... t IT.. .... .1 ...-.!
and Tracy third, but Tracy was ahad
lred Italians into Hudson and voting
them at the iolls against I.n Follett.
ILL WITH WHOOPING COUGH
President CasMtt of the Pennsylvania
Road Tcok it from Grandchildren.
Philadelphia. Sept. 22. President A.
Cassatt of the Pennsylvania Rail
road ctmpany is confined to his home
at Havreford. suffering from whooping
cough, which disease was contracted
lrm his grandchildren.
EARL GREY IS SHIPWRECKED
Private Launch on Beach on Britisn
Columbian Coast Passengers Safe.
Victoria, R ('.. Sept. 22. Advices
from Alwt say Lieutenant Governor
Uunsmuir's yacht with Earl Grey on
hoard is stranded high and dry on the
beach at that point. Earl Grey aanl
party were taken off by steam
Dutch Vessel Sinking.
Amsterdam. Sept. 22. A dispatch
from Nieuwediep declares the Nether
land's coast defense ironclad, Piet
Htin, is sinking because of the opening
of the seacock, which it is imjMjstible
at the completion of the sixth lap.
Mnkt-x I'tiHlral Tluir,
Tracy covered the sixth round In
the fastest time so far made today. It
was 2f minutes 2f 2 5 seconds. Lylle
dropped a tire nnd lost several min
ims putting on a new one. On the
fifth round Traey stopped to fake on
gasoline and water nnd Christy lost
seme time putting on a new tire. Ti-
j cy lini..hed the seventh round In from,
his total time time being 212 niinuK s
! 12 soconds.
Illrtnrrn I .- Itlon huI 'I riir).
I.e Hlon. however, was alidad of
Tracy at the finish of the seventh
round. He led at the end of the
eighth, but Tracy got by Ie Dion In
the ninth round.
Tracy completed the 10th and last
round in 5 hours, 27 minutes, 45 tec
onds. Tracy was the first to finish tho
race. Le Plon finished second.
Otliora tm Stopprtl.
After Tracy, Ie Blon, and Harding
had finished the race In the order nam
ed, William K. Vanderbilt, Jr., donor
of the cup. ordered the race Hopped
owing to the crowding of th course,
(Continued on Tage Eight)
MISSOURI FARMER SENTENCED
FOR KEEPING NEGRO IN PEONAGE
Cap, Girardeau. Mo.. Sept. 22. A
ury yesterday returned a verdict of
guilty against Charles M. SmitU
Charles M. Smith. Jr., and five of their
enants. charged with holding in peon
age John Reed, a negro, that wa with
Roosec It in Cuba.
Reed escaped from a shack cm the
Smith farm by sawing his way through
the floor at night. He was the strong
est witness for the government.
Attorney Krum or the defendants
filed a motion for a new trial. Judge
Pollock overruled the motions for a
new trial and in rrreKt of judgment
and then pronounce.! sentences as follows:
Charles M. Smith, three years and
ix months in the penitentiary at Fort
Leavenworth, Kan., and a fine of $5,-
000 and cobts; Charles M. Smith, Jr.,
two years In Hie penitentiary end a
fine of fi.Oui) arid costs. Hen Stone
and Ren Fie lds, each one year and six
months and f 1 0 fine; W. L e Hogem
and William Woods, each two years
and six months tmd ?1M) fine; Floyd
Woods, two years and six months and
1'nder insiructions from the court,
James Smith and Rex Smith were hc-eiulited.
E. C. Foster Dead.
Washington, Sept. 22. K. V. Foster,
assistant attorney in the department of
justice, formerly general agent of that
department, and counsel for the North
western railroHd, is dfad, aged CO. Hlt
widow is J. Ellen Foster, national pres
ident of the Woman's Republican association.