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VOL. LV. NO. 294.
THE ARGUS, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1006.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
&VEN DEAD RESULT OF
FRESH RIOT AT ATLANTA
PEN PICTURES OF PROMINENT PEOPLESTEWSLAWB CONFESSES
FAMILIAR FACES AS SEEN IN ROCK ISLAND'S EVERYDAY LIFE.
CRIME OF EW1REZZLEHT
Neqroes Ambush Police
and in Turn Are
SCORES UNDER ARREST
Militia Sent Home Will
Called Back Martial
Atlanta, Ga., Sept. 25. The Constitu
tion in an extra edition says: "One
negro was killed in Brownsville, a sub
urb, by the militia early this morning
while trying to break through the lines.
Two hundred fifty-seven negroes are
under arrest in Brownsville- The (ma
jority of them were heavily armed. One
other negro tried to get away and was
All triurd Are Held.
"The raid started shortly after 5
o'clock- Negroes were searched for
arras, and every one armed was taken
to the police barracks. L. J. Price, the
negro postmaster, was arrested charg
ckI with supplying ammunition to the
blacks. Captain Wilson held a confer
ence with the president of the Gammon
seminary on the situation.
Aaiiou, I Avenjre Killing.
"The negroes are hemmed in by the
militia. Members of the Governor's
Horse guards and mounted county po
licemen are anxious to avenge the
death of Officer Heard and the wound
ing of other members of the force. The
negroes are badly frightened."
Kill Two la riounr.
In a desperate battle between the
barrack officers and two dangerous ne
groes in a house on the edge of the city
early today, the negroes were killed.
The officers were not wounded.
Swnr In C'ltizrna.
Atlanta. Sept. 25. Sheriff Nelme
during the morning swore in 300 citi
zens as special deputies. It is under
stood he will swear In as many more
as he can properly arm, up to 5"0.
Governor Terrell has wired for sup
plies of guns and ammunition.
THIm of Raltl.
Au interview with Major Williamson
of the state militia, who commanded
the raid in Brownsville early today, re
sulted in a statement substantially as
"Following the attack on the force
of tile county police late last night, it
was decided to raid what is known as
Brownsville, including Clark unversiir,
an institution for negroes, which has in
the past received large support from
Suiroundrd tbr IMarr.
"With two companies of the state mi
litia .the Governor's Horse guards and
a force of county police and citizens es
pecially sworn in as deputies, William
son carefully disposed of his force dur
ing the late hours of the night, sur
rounding with a skirmish line the en
tire section, covering about 15 acres.
When daylight came and the negroes
emerged from their homes, they were
ordered to hold up their hands. Few
had the temerity to disobey. Not a
shot was fired by the troops, the only
shot being fired by a -citizen deputy,
which wounded a negro in the foot.
Captured 4K I'rUonerM.
"In this way about 400 negroes were
captured, including professors and stu
dents of Clark university. If a prisoner
was unable to give a plausible account
of himself or was armed or manifested
a belligerent disposition, he was put
under arrest and sent to jail. About a
hundred were locked up. Among those
arrested was the assassin of Policeman
Heard, who was killed in the attack on
the county police during the earlier
part of the night."
Sfvra Died la Mftht.
The total known dead as a result of
last night's encounters reported today
as five negroes beside Policeman
Heard and Mrs. R .C. Thompson, tne
white woman, who dropped dead from
Governor Ftrrell, over the telephone,
has just declared to the Associated
Press he does not believe it to be nec
essary to declare martial law, but as
a precautionary measure he intends
during the day to order several compa
nies of state militia to be in Atlanta
. Atnbunh Policemen.
Atlanta, Ga.. Sept. 23. A race war,
in which already one white man and
possibly three, have been killed by ne
groes is the sequel to Saturday night's
massacre of negroes In this city.
While a party of county policemen
last night were riding by an alley in
South Atlanta near Clark university,
a negro Institution, they were fired
upon by a party of negroes from am
bush. County Policeman James. Heard
was killed, three other officers were
BRYAN SAYS CUBA IS ABLE
State of Civil War Does Not Imply
Lack of Power to Govern Self.
New Orleans, La., Sept. 25. William
J. Bryan, speaking here on the' Cuban
situation said: "Because there is an
insurrection in Cuba I have heard peo
ple deny that the Cubans can govern
themselves. I might say the same
thing of myself if my memory did not
run back so far that I remember the
time when there was a civil war in
this country. I never heard any one
say that because of this war the Unit
ed States could not govern Itself."
wounded, and one is missing. The offi
cers and a squad of soldiers patrolling
that section are following the fleeing
negroes into the woods. .
Pitched Battle Fought.
The city marshal of Edgewood was
wounded by a mob of negroes last
night, while pitched battles are report
ed as being on in Pittsburg, Browns
ville, and at Howell's station, where
two white men are saia to have been
'Woman Drop Dead.
Atlanta, Sept. 23. Following the kill
ing of Policeman Heard in South Atlan
ta last night the force which accom
panied him captured 10 of the attacking
party. Four escaped, but six were put
aboard a street car under guard of the
police and deputies and started for jail
At Crews street a mob stopped the car
and two of the prisoners made a dash
for liberty. The mob caught them in
the front yard of a home occupied by
Mrs. R. C. Thompson, a highly re
spected white woman. The negroes
were cut and beaten and left for dead
Mrs. Thompson, watching the scene
from the porch of her home, dropped
dead. The police succeeded in bring
ing the other negroes to town and they
are now in jail. Iater it was discov
ered the two negroes were not dead
They were brought to the city and are
TEDDY'S VIEW TOO
Bryan Daclares Own Ownership
Argument is Nothing
Republicans Need Not Lie Awake
Nights Dreading Democratic Tar
iff Revision, Either.
Memphis, Tenn., Sept. 25. Mr. and
Mrs. William J. Bryan arirved here
early today from New Orleans, and de
spite a downpour of rain, a large
crowd greeted them. Bryan delivered
an address at the Lyceum theater.
ot Kadicnl on Tariff.
Bryan was cordially greeted. In his
speech he said he had carefully read
the address delivered by Secretary
Shaw in Memphis several days ago.
He said the republican leaders need
not be afraid of the democrats on the
tariff question. Should the latter" suc
ceed to power, the speaker believed a
reduction of the tariff would be made,
but it would not be reduced to such an
extent as to cause the republicans to
lose much sleep.
Itooaevelt au Ownership Man.
Bryan said his advocacy of govern
ment ownership of railroads had been
greatly magnified. Roosevelt, the
speaker declared, had given the rail
roads to understand unless the recent
railroad rate bill was not passed he
would recommend governnment owner
ship. "There was a hue and cry over
this," replied the speaker.
Know How to Vote.
Bryan scored railroads in politics.
"If it is a question of whether the
railroads shall own the government
or the government own the railroads,
I believe every democrat in the nation
knows how to vote.
HELPSSELL OUR IMPLEMENTS
Commercial Treaty With Bulgaria
Washington. Sept. 23. Acting Sec
retary of State Adee has received ad
vices from Minister Jackson, in Bul
garia, that he has concluded a com
mercial relations agreement with Bul
garia similar to that entered into be
tween the United States and Spain.
Exports from the United States to Bul
garia consist principally of sewing ma
chines and agricultural implements.
The United States now enjoys the
benefit of the minimum Bulgarian tar
iff. Women Foresters Meet.
Milwaukee, Sept. 25. The fourth bi
ennial convention of the Woman's
Catholic Order of Foresters of the Uni
ted States opened here today with
about 700 delegates In attendance.
Among the matters to be discussed Is
a plan for a change in the present as
H. H. CLEAVELAND.
One of the native born, progressive, young business men of the
city, Mr. Cleavelaml is not only prominent in insurance in which he
lias grown up, but in business circles generally. lie is a member of
the Rock Island Club and is well kmvw in social anil commercial life.
He enjoys enviable distinction for one f his years in the noble order
of Knights Templar, having followed in the footsteps of his father in
the society as in business, has already beau eminent commander of
Rock Island commandery Knights Templar on several occasions, and is
now one of the grand officers of the grand commandery of the state.
He is an apt student of Isaac Walton, and the stories he delights to
tell of his own experiences with rod and line are never for a moment
MONUMENTAL GRAFT ALLEGED TO
County Clerk Lucas Butts Writes Letter to Roosevelt Naming
Graff, W. A.
Chicago, Sept. 25. The Tribune to
day publishes the ,,folowing dated at
Peoria yesterday: President Roose-
et was informed today of the details
of an elaborate system of graft prac
ticed for years in this district, the
northern division of Illinois, responsi
bility for which is charged to these
William E. Hull, postmaster of Peo
ria up to March 19.
J. V. Graff, congressman for this dis
W. A. Northcott, formerly lieutenant
governor, now district attorney tor
this judicial district.
Made by County Clerk.
The charges are made; by. County
Clerk Lucas Butts, who,, in a letter to
President Roosevelt, gives facts and
specific instances. The letter written
by Butts was in reply to a communica
tion from the president demanding de
tails of graft accusations made in a
previous letter from Mr. Butts. It
brings into the open a scandal in vol v.
ing more than the men actually nam
ed, which ' hitherto has been cover
The graft charged involves pay rolls
padded" ort an elaborate scale, em
ployes forced to "give up" part of their
salaries, and the carrying of dum
mies." Blame for this is laid to form
er Postmaster Hull. District Attorney
Northcott is charged by Mr. Butt with
having failed in his duty last March
in not indicting and prosecuting Hull.
It is charged that both grand and petit
juries were packed.
Congrnuinan Mixed Up.
Congressman Graff is mixed up in
the matter, as the political and per
sonal friend of Hull, and one of the
charges made to the president is that
a son of the congressman was on the
"padded" pay roll of the postoffice
when Hull was postmaster.
County Clerk Butt asks President
Roosevelt to personally take up the
matter himself and see to it that Dis
trict Attorney Northcott does his work
differently when the district court of
the United States meets here the mid
dle of next month.
Northcott and Others as Involved
The letter he sent ;to President
Roosevelt today, which is expected to
produce startling results in this judi
cial and internal revenue department,
contains the following:
"I have the honor to again address
you in relation to charges filed in No
vember, 1903, against Postmaster Wil
liam E. Hull of Peoria,' the result of
which, after about six weeks' investi
gation by Postoffice Inspectors Gilbert.
Germer, and Ketcheni, was turned
over to the postmaster general and
United States prosecuting attorney of
this district. W. A. Northcott.
I'nperM In orlhcolt ii IIiiiiiIm.
"I am personally informed by Dr.
Grandneld. acting, first Assistant post
master general, that papers, iji this
matter have been in W. A. Northcott's
hands for some time, likely since about
March 10. 190G, but up to this time
the district attorney has not taken any
steps to indict or apprehend William
E. Hull, Inspite of the fact these pa
pers or evidence had been in his hands
previous to the Inconling of the United
States grand jury. April 10, 190C. The
evidence, as you likely know, sustains
such charges as padding pay roll, car
rying "dummies" on pay roll, and
causing clerks to sign for moneys they
never received, including other irregu
larities held to be crimes against the
United States. ; ' "".
Spwlflc tjiwe of lira ft. .
"I shall call your attention to the
following, being only those of ,whick I
"First J. J. Miller, clerk, on the
eligible list, signed the pay roll for
two months, but did not draw pay; on
the incoming of the third month he
was placed at work and began to draw
salary for the first time.
"Second John Denzler, a clerk on
the eligible list, signed the pay roll for
several months, but did not draw pay;
on being placed at work he began to
draw salary for the first time. Miller
and Denzler were informed by Post
master. Hull it is necessary to sign this
paper every month in order to keep
them on the eligible list.
"Tlrrd W. E. Gill, cashier, signed
EXIST AT PEORIA
Postmaster Hull, Congressman
the pay roll for about two years for
$1,S00 per annum, but received only
$1,200 per annum.
"Fourth Joseph Davis, engineer,
was carried on the pay roll all the
summer of 1S9S, did not perform any
work, and cannot remember whether
he signed the pay roll or not. Gov
ernor Deneen refused to appoint Davis
a state humane officer unless he couid
clear his name in relation to his br
ing carried as a 'dummy' on the fed
eral pay roll. Davis has not cleared
his name and common report has it
Hull is paying him a salary equal to
that of humane officer to keep him
"Fifth Joseph Graff worked as a
clerk in place of John Bensing, signed
Bensing's name, and drew pay,
though he had passed no examination,
nor did he have any intention of so do
ing. Thos forgery was performed with
Hull's knowledge and consent.
0M Colnritlenren Krvenleil.
"Hull, no doubt, anticipated lie
would be prosecuted before the April
grand jury and petit jury, and I would
like to cal your personal attention to
a few strange coincidences:
"United States Commissioner John
M. Elliott, Jr., is a lawyer in the office
Stevens & Horton, attorneys, who
defended W. B. Hull during true past
winter after he had been indicted on
two counts for criminal libel, and they
are J. V. Graff's as well as W. E. Hull's
political and legal advisers.
"United States Jury Commissioner
Herman Dan forth is a brother of C. V.
Miles' wife. Miles being at that time
a law partner of J. V. Graff, whose son
drew pay under Bensing's name.
"United States Deputy Marshal S. O.
Tripp is directly responsible for his ap
pointment to J. V. Graff and his fol
lowing." Injured Man Crawls 2 Mile.
Evansville, Ind., Sept. 25. Wil
liam Bolin, a coal miner, after
being beaten into insensibility by
two ngroes was thrown Into a pond
and left for dead. He crawled two
miles with all the ribs on his right
SUPPOSED SUICIDE A MURDER
Carl Klumb, Found Dead Near Des
Moines Golf Club.
Des Moines. Iowa. St-pt. "". Tliut
Carl Kliinilj. the supposed suiciJe.
whose body was found near the Golf
and Country club Sutunluy nilit. was
murdered is the claim of li is wealthy
relatives, who hae started an investi
gation. Saturday niht the body was
found hidden in a brush heap with a
bullet near the heart. Klumb had no
motive for taking hi own life. He i
believed to have had on his person
considerable money, whifeh is missing.
DYING OF FRIGHT
Condition of Many of the Highest
it is Said.
LETTER FROM PROF. ULAR
Strain of Evading Terrorists Causing
Them to Flee for Residence
Paris. Sept. 2.". In a letter from
Petersburg, Professor Alexandre I'lar,
who is regarded in Pari as the mouth
piece of Count Witte, says many itt the
highest Russian functionaries are dying
from fright or are on the point of escap
ing from the country. In their case
bombs and knivew are no longer neces
sary. Ular says General SUalleii, gov
ernor general of Poland, with both
drum of his vais destroyed by the x
pIosioH of a bomb, is in a state of im
becile collapse and probably will be
succeeded by General Renenkampff.
Admiral Iioubassorf. author of the
horrors at Moscow, whose leg was
blown off. Ikis rceivd a present f
half a million dollars from the czar in
compensate m for his repressive zeal, is
at an end. and he ha decided to spend
the rest of his life in foreign watering
Ex-Minister of t lie Interior Durnovo
took refuge in Pari?, but was practic
ally expelled by M. C'leinenceau for try
ing to organize a Russian police system
here. Mis whereabouts are now abso
Try to lllon I i linrriK-lvn.
Helsingfors. Sept. 2". An nnsueci-
ful attempt was made early today to
blow up the police reserve barracks
here. One reserve man was slightly in
jured and i he windows of the barracks
and adjacent buildings were shattered.
There is no clue.
rrt'xt fur Thrr".
St. Petersburg, Sept. 2".. Uy order
of the governor rf Tver. Ivan ami -Michael
Petrunki vitrh and Dimitri Ya
kovlevich Modvicdeff. three of the
most prominent constitutional demo
crats of thw late parliament, the latt r
secretary of the agrarian commission
of parliament, haw been denied their
prerogatives in the provincial zemst
vos because they are under indictment
for promoting rebellion by signing tLr
Like action has been taken by the
marshals of the nobiiiiy of Kursk
against A. N. von Rutzen, M. Sch r
koff. anl V. A. Yakushkin, in addition
to Prince Peter DolgoroukolT, vice
president of the lower house, as pre
viously reported. This is taken to in
dicate that the government is deter
mined nt to abandon proe-e'dings
against every one of the 211 signers of
Iteport S tied In It SleMinvr .xHncil.
Stockholm. Sept. 23. The Afton
bladt says it is rumored that two Rus
sian warships have seized a Swedish
steamer wfth a ean of 3.0110 rifles off
the island of Bornholm in the Baltic
sea. The rumor lack confirmation.
Among the refugee Finns arrested on
Sept. 22 as a result of thw discovery of
a quantity of dynamite in the house ef
two sciali?ts was one who discovered
himself as the chif of the Finnish red
CLOSE CALL FOR THE
Finnish Bank Robbers Fied in At
tempt in Building Occupied
SteKkhoIm. Sept. 23. The American
lecatiem. although not the direct ob
ject of the planned outrage, had a nar
row escape from being blown up by
a Finnish refugee revolutionist, who
was arrested here Sept. 22. and was
only saved by the timely arrest of the
cemspirators. It appears the latter in
tended to rob a bank, occupying part
of the same premises as the legation.
Cannon and Watson Heard.
Kansas City, Sep:. 2.",. Speaker Can
non, and Representative Watson of In
diana spent the day as Kansas City'3
guests and delivered the first speeches
in the Missouri congressional cam
Others Implicated by tho
ARRIVES AT NEW YORK
Gives Evidence of Physical
Weakness Affecting Meet
ing With Son.
New Yotk. S-pt. Z't. The discom
fort of a night in a narrow, bedlets
ceil, which was experienced by Ptiul
O. Stensland, former Chieago banke r,
was followed today by the additional
unpleasant, detail of a police exam
ination. Stensland was lined up at po
lice headquarters with a score of al
leged pickpockets and others and was
subjected to the customary examina
tion liy ek'tcclive sergeant.
l-uxiirl mid I'Ih1u ritlrl.
This ordeal nvtr, he was removed to
the identification bureau where he was
measured in accordance with the I5er
tillon system, ami later a photograph
was taken to he placed on fib .at police
Sttt Itlnt-k nn I'nlntril.
Sicnskind spent a sleepless night,
and s in a condition of semi-prostration.
S'enslaiid during lite night told
one of tin- ollict is who was watching
him that he van!d to go back to Chi
cago to "straighten out matters."
"There's a good deal behind this
case." he said. "All I want is to show
i he puUir I am not a iilack a sheep
as I have- been painted."
New York. Sept. 23. I'nder arrest
by N'e.v York d icctives. Paul O. Stens
land. former president ef the- Milwau
kee A line Slate bank of Chicago, who
stands hclieted for heavy embezzle-nii-ii's
iiotn that institution, arrived in
New Yoik la.-t i.: ' . i'e was take'ti
fio.n 1 1 : stt-iilin i ..ii wiiich he came;
fi- - 1 1 Aloioceo. ( which country he had
t! d at; r the v r. kng 'f the bank,
and. ;r (... !i:r: i hi f'nti, Th'oelere
So nslatel. i'e p!c ad guilty to sev-
e ral of the ci:arg. s ::i.:alnst him.
Ill'I'lil !il-l MllT.
upland i'n made a complete' con
fession, according to Assistant State's
Attorney Olson of Chicago, who went
to Tangier. Moroce-o, to take the former
hank official intei custexly. In his con
fession Mr. Olson said 1; implicate!
other prominent Chie-ago men. Olson
U e lined to name these me n.
Theodore Stensland, who gave out an
official statement for his father, de
elated the latter had made no signed
confession, but that he had admitted
committing ce-rialn eifftnses which con
stitute cmbezzlenu lit. Te some of tho
indictments for embezzlement his fath
er would plead guilty, he said, and in
oth-rs he would turn state's evidence
and implicate1 all others whej hhenild be
indicted in contifction wi'h the bank'j
litff llif mniti.
Sieiisland made the fun her state--ment,
according to the son, that if the
shoitage in the bank was over $t(u,0t)et,
:i!oiiey in excess of that amount had
be n taken by Henry W. Hearing, for
mer cashier, who was jointly indicted
with Stensland em the charge of steal
ing over $l.Min,oii) freun tho bank and
Stensland arrived in New York weak
physically and showing much evidence
of tin strain which has attended his
extraordinary flight through many
countries in his despe-rate but ineffectu
al try for freedom down the west Afri
can coast and his final capture in Tan
gier, from which placej the United
States authorities were permitted to
remove him by the government of Mor
occo. There- was an affectionate "meet
ing between father and son on board
the tug at quarantine.
Stensland denies the report that he
attempted to commit suicide while in
Meiroeco. lie says a fainting spell was
Interpreted as an attempt at self-de-st
ruction by Moroevan soldiers.
DEDICATION AT HARVARD
Handsome New Marble Buildings Most
Hostnn. Sept. 25. An event of un
usual interest was the dedication to
day with appreciation exercises of the
group ef magnificent new white? mar
ble buildings of the Harvard medical
school. The group Is th largest single
addition to the resources of Harvard
in the history of th university.
Wreck Nebraska Bank.
Urady. Neb., Sept, 2a. The bank at
Rrady was wrecked by robbers thin
morning. Four charges of dynamite
were used and the rin wa complete.
The amount of money taken in not