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VOL. L.V. NO. .301.
THE ARGUS, WEDNESDAY. OCTOBER 3, 190G.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Two Thousand Rebels at
KILLED IN BLASTS
WOULD GOST MORE
GIRL FORGER IS
HELD AT GALESBURG
Several Fatalities Occur in Steal
Mills East and
Revolutionary Change in Rates of
Peace Guardians Charged With Fight
ing Aldermen Who Won't At
Secured $1,000 on Representation That
She Was Attending College
TAFT HAS HIS WAY
President Changes His Mind
About Naming Magoon
Havana, Oct. 3. The disarming of
the rebel forces in the immediate vicin
ity of Havana began today without op
position. Many men were allowed to
keep arms which they claimed were
personal property. Special trains dur
ing the day will convey the disbanded
Preparations are being made at the
palace for the reception of Governor
Taft. who will establish his office there
Tnv ThttUMintl ltrfiir in I Unarm.
Santiago. Oct. 3. It is reported 2.mm
rebels in the vicinity of Guantanamo
have refused to disarm. The situation
here is sr ill seriotis. Revolutionists
continue to concentrate around Santi
ago. They promise to disarm if Gen
eral Del Catillo orders them to do so.
Del Castillo has not. arrived, but is ex
pected now at any time.
I'rrMialrnt dinner linl.
Washington. Oct. 3. After a talk at
the White house with Governor Ma
goon today, the president reconsidered
the plan he had formed last evening of
sending the judge to Cuba as civil gov
ernor, and decided that, in view of the
fact Secretary Taft had already taken
up the subject with Beekman Winthrop.
present governor of Porto Rico, he
would not interfere with the program.
4aOCM to I'lilllppincM.
Consequently, Winthrop will be pro
visional governor of Cuba and Magoon
will go to the Philippines as vice gov
ernor and member of the Philippine
Washington. Oct. 3. Charles E. Ma
goon. until recently governor of the
canal zone in Panama, is to be pro
visional governor of Cuba until the
Cubans have reestablished their gov
ernment and made a fresh start." Bri
gadier General Funston will command
the troops on the island during the
American occupation. These selec
tions by the president were made
Secretary Taft had recommended
Beekman Winthrop. governed general
of Porto Rico, to relieve him at Hava
na, but the president makes the point
that he does not like to take Governor
Winthrop away from Porto Rico for
even a few months. On the efher
hand, it is argued that there Is nothing
to demand the immediate presence of
Mr. Magoon in the Philippines, where
he is to serve as vice governor general
preparatory to eventual appointment
as the real head of our affairs in the
Worked With Hoot.
Possibly a more potent reason tin
derlying the selection of Magoon for
the Cuban post, however, is that he
was closely associated with Secretary
Root in the war department when mat
ters were being straightened out after
the Spanish war, and is not only thor
oughly acquainted with the insular po
licy of the government in general, but
particularly with the spirit that in
spired the administration when the
Piatt amendment was adopted.
Hand of Root l Seen.
The almost simultaneous return of
President Roosevelt and Secretary of
State Root to Washington has had a
large bearing on the Cuban situation.
The hand of Secretary Root already is
seen in the rounding out of the admin
istration's policy in dealing with the
Cubans. It was shown at the first cab
inet meeting of the season today, and
from now on the secretary of state will
take, the lead that his position as pre
DOWIE CHANGES MIND
AND DOES NOT DEPART
Trip to Mexico to Regain Health Post
poned to the Surprise of
Chicago, Oct. 3. A few hours before
the time of his intended departure for
Mexico, John Alexander Dowie decided
to remain in the city indefinitely. The
sudden change of plans caused great
surprise in the section of the villa
where it was commonly reported
Dowie was going to make a final ef
fort to regain his health, John A.
Lewis, one of Dowie's oldest friends,
announced Dowie's health is much bet
ter than it has been in several weeks. 1
Sterling. 111., Oct. 3. The entire po
lice force of the village of Tampico
wn.s indicted yesterday by the White
side county grand jury charged with
as.-ault and battery. The indictment
is the result of the refusal of temper
ance members to attend a meeting of
the council. Mayor Kempt ordered hia
police force to bring them in. The
aldermen resisied, and there was a
fight. The mayor was not indicted. It
is said that the police will plead
CROWD FOFCES BULL
FIGHT AND SUFFERS
Spectators, Angerad Because Bordeaux
Performers Balk, Take Their Places
With Serious Results.
Bordeaux, Oct. 3. During a bull
fight here yesterday a matador fell
dead from excitement. The manage
ment thereupon announced the per
formance at an end, but the spectators
protested and refused to leave. The
management yielded and ordered the
performance to continue, but the per
formers refused to take any further
part in the fight. Some men from
among the spectators then jumped into
the arena to carry on the performance.
The bulls attacked them furiously and
gored live of them, one fatally.
The management again attempted to
stop the performance, but the specta
tors again protested and attacked the
attendants. They varied this perform
ance with attempts to set. the amphi
theater on fire. The police finally ex
ROOSEVELT, JR., TO TESTIFY
President's Son to Appear Before
Grand Jury As Witness.
Boston. Oct. 3. Theodore Roosevelt.
Jr.. son of the president, has been
summoned by District Attorney Moran
to appear before the Suffolk county
Isrand jury on Thursday to tell all the
details of the row on Boston common
in which some students of Harvard
college, including young Roosevelt,
were involved, and in which a Boston
police officer was injured. Shaun Kel
lty. one of the students, was arrested
last night charged with the assault.
He was released on bail.
FREEPORT BANK HAS RUN
Small Depositors Rush to Withdraw
Freeport. 111., Oct. 3. There was a
run on the German bank, the Rirgest
and one of the most solid in the city,
yesterday and all afternoon the bank
ing room was crowded with small de
positors, most of whom were women,
drawing out the money. Ths larger
customers of the bank expressed confi
dence in its stabilit3 and many made
additional deposits. The bank remain
ed open several hours after the usual
time, and met all demands promptly,
paying out $."0.0i0.
CHICKENS UNFIT FOR FOOD
30,000 Pounds in Chicago Cold Storage
Chicago. Oct. 3. Thirty thousand
pounds of decomposed poultry were
condemned and seized at twe cold
storage warehouses in this city by the
city health department yesterday. The
analysis of the chickens by a chemist
showed they are pntrified and wholly
unfit for food.
Santa Fe Pays More.
New York, Oct. 3. Directors of the
Santa Fe today declared a semi-annual
dividend of 24 per cent on common
stock. This is an increase of one-half
of 1 per cent over the last previous
GUM KING NOT HOME FOR SIX YEARS
Wife of W. J. White Is Given a
Divorce in 18
Cleveland, Ohio, Oct. 3. Mrs.. W. J.
White, wife of the millionaire gum man
ufacturer, was- granted a divorce by
Judge Phillips , in the common pleas
court yesterday. It required just 18
minutes to hear the testimony and sign
Only a few persons had gathered in
the court room at 1 o'clock. A few min
utes prior to the time set for the hear
ing, Mrs. White, accompanied by her
eldest daughter, Mrs. Gloria White Cal
cutt, reached the court house in an au
tomobile. Testified la Whinner.
The petition, which maele the single
charge of willful absence for more than
three years, was- not read. Mrs. White
then took the stand. She testified in
a tone hardly above a whisper, and her
She said she was married to White
in 1878, and that her entire life had
FOUR DIE IN MARYLAND
Explosion at Plant of Colorado Stee!
& Iron Company at
Baltimore, Oct. 3. Four men were
killed, and eight others injured, two
perhaps fatally, at the Maryland Steel
company at Sparrow s Point today.
The victims were overwhelmed by the
rush of gas from a hole in a blast fur
nace. Accident In 'olrnlo.
Pueblo, Col., Oct. 3. Two men were
killed and two fatally injured as the
result of an explosion of gas at the
Colorado Fuel & Iron company's steel
works early today. It Is believed sev
cral others are buried beneath the de
bris, but no information can be secur
ed from inside the works.
WIVES OF STRIKERS
CLUB NONUNION MEN
Telephone Linemen Beaten With Clubs
and Chased to Company's Office
Wichita, Oct. 3. Eleven women
wives of striking union linemen of the
Missouri & Kansas Te'ephone companv
attacked non-union linemen with clubs
and stones yesterday. Linemen and of
ficials wero struck several times by the
women. One workman was knocked
down. The women climoed a stockade
in pursuit of the men. and gave up the
chase only when the workmen were all
behind the closed doors in the tele
phone company's office.
MANY HURT IN TRAIN WRECK
Head End Collision Takes Place on
Murphysboro. 111.. Oct. 3. In a head
end collision near here yesterday be
tween two passenger trains on the St.
Louis-Cairo line of the Illinois Central
road 11 persons were injured, none fa
tally. The injured:
E. R. WATERS. St. Louis.
W. R. HILL, Chicago.
MRS. CHARLES GEB1G. Beards
CORA MOORE, Paducah. Ky.
JULIUS TICK, Paducah. Ky.
J. W. DAVIE. Grand Tower. III.
MISS N" ETA BURNETT. Kalama
MRS. REX LOUDEN. Murphysboro.
G. L. HAMILTON, Marissa, 111.'
71 L. MANNIE. Carbondale, 111.
L. E. PECK. East St. Louis. 111.
The cause of the collision is
T. P. OConner Delivers Interesting Ad
dress to Irish League.
Philadelphia. Oct. 3 T. P. O'Con-
ner, the Irish leader, delivered an in
teresting speech at today's session of
the convention of the United Irish
League of America. He reviewed the
work being done in the British parlia
ment in the cause of Irish home rule
and predicted Ireland would soon
emerge from British rule and have its
own home government.
No Stump Talk for Roosevelt.
Washington, Oct. 3. President
Roosevelt has announced to some of
his callers that he will not "take the
stump" in behalf of the candidacy of
Charles E. Hushes for Governor of
been spent in this city; that she had
been faithful to every marriage vow.
but despite this her husband had been
absent for more than six years. In that
time, she said, he had not spent more
than a month at home. In the last
three years he had not been at their
home more than 12. days, she declared,
(iivrn iJtrjcp Alimony.
The settlement of alimony is- said to
include "Thorn wood," the palatial home
of the Whites on the west side; a block
of American Chickle company stock
and other securities that will net Mrs.
White about $30,000 a year.
SENATOR CLARK INJURED
News of Mishap While Automobiling
in France Confirmed.
New York, Oct. 3. United States
Senator W. A. Clark was injured in an
automobile accident in France Sept. 9,
according o private information re
ceived here today. The extent of the
injuries is not known, but it is said at
his office here they probably are not
Clash Between Officers
and Mob at Mo
bile. NEGRO'S LIFE SOUGHT
People Are Nervous and Ready
to Avenge- Series of
Mobile. Ala., Oct. 3. Seeking to
lynch a negro arrested for attacking a
white girl, a mob attacked the jail last
night, and in the fighting that ensued
one man was killed and several
Roy Hoyle, a special officer for the
Mobile & Ohio railroad, who assisted
in the defense of the jail, was killed
Among the jail defenders wounded
was Alderman A. S". Lyons.
News of the negro's crime inflamed
a section of the citizens, whose nerves
already were on edge as a result of the
second storm experience, which started
out to capture the negro. A fierce
hand to hand fight occurred at the
door of the jail. Hoyle and Lyons were
shot in the first volley.
Victim Moll SrrkN I liny.
The negro. Dick Robinson, who is
only 17, and still wearing short t rents-
ers, today attacked Ruth, the 12-year
old daughter of Blount Sossaman, who
lives about three miles from here.
The girl was passing a secluded spot
not. far from her home when she was
attacked. Later, she was found lying
unconscious by the roadside and was
taken to her home.
Itelier Work Hindered.
Mobile. Oct. 3. Heavy rains along
the lower part of the bay caused some
interference today with relief work.
but, all things considered, the situation
is well in hand and all destitute are be
ing cared for. Excitement continues
high over the attack upon the jail last
night and the death of Roy Hoyle.
Three companies of militia are now
stationed about the city.
Mob in Condemned.
While there is a general feeling of
condemnation for the mob last night.
which, without excuse or reason, open
ed fire on the jail, there is a strong
feeling something must be done to
stamp out such crimes as Robinson's
They have been frequent here of late
and the indignation and wrath of the
people is so intense any trivial episode
may at any minute cause a serious cut
KoltiiiMon in Jail.
Birmingham. Oct. 3. Deputy sheriffs
from Mobile reached Birmingham today
having in charge Cornelius Robinson,
a negro, who is alleged to have assault
ed a 12-year-old white girl near that
city, because of which crime a mob at
tempted to storm the Mobile jail last
night. Robinson was placed in the
county jail. He denies his guilt.
Ited Crimx Will Aid.
Washington. Oct. 3. The American
national Red Cross has decided to re
ceive contributions for the relief of
storm sufferers in the gulf states.
TO HELP DEDICATE
President Will Participate in Cer
emonies at Harris
FOR NEW CAPITOL BUILDING
Chief Executive Comes on Special
Train and Will Have Military
Harrisburg, Pa., Oct. 3. Thousands
of visitors have already come to Har
risburg for the dedication of the new
capitol tomorrow. President Roosevelt
and party will arrive from Washing
ton in a special train at 11 tomorrow
morning. He will be met at the rail
road station by the capitol dedication
committee and Mayor Gross.
Kiworted by Troop.
The party will be escorted by the
governor's troops to the capitol, where
Governor Pennypacker and other dis
tinguished Pennsylvanians will receive
the president. The president will de
liver the principal address at the dedi
Students Are Expelled.
.Chicago, Oct. 3. Eighteen students
were .expelled from the Lake Forest
college today, following their refusal to
sign a -pledge that they would refrain
from hazing fresh-men.
AFFECTING SECOND CLASS
National Editorial Association Files
Protest Denying Responsibility
Now York. Oct. 3. Important chang
es in the laws governing the handling
of second class mail matter was rec
ommended in a statement by John M.
Hubbard, assistant postmaster at Chi
cago, which was read to the postal
commission which is investigating the
subject in this city.
If uhhnrri'M IteeomniendniliiBM.
Mr. Hubbard recommended:
"That second class mail matter be
"That a law obliging bulk matter to
be carried outside of the mails would
go a long way toward solving the prob
That if these two propositions are
rejected the rate on bulk packages be
increased to 2 cents a pound to news
agents and dealers and to o cents a
pound to subscribers, advertisers and
"That the abolition of sample copv
privileges, the transient rate of postage
and the compulsory routing of second
class matter by publishers.
"The passage of a stringent law to
punish violators- of the law."
.Not Tbelr Fault.
A protest against any revolutionary
changes in the present postal laws was
embodied in a brief presented to the
commission on behalf of the National
Editorial association of the United
States. It declares that if. there are
abuses, legitimate publishers are not
responsible for them.
ENGLISH GIRL IS
KILLED IN PRUSSIA
Daughter of Army Officer Horribly
Mutilated in Park at Es
sen. Essen, Prussia, Oct. 3. A great sen
sation has- been caused here by the
murder of Miss Madeline Lake, daugh
ter of an English army officer, whose
body, terribly mutilated, was found
'""""i.i tvfiiuig in me cuy parK. i nc
police have been unable to throw any
ight on the mystery.
BUT ONE OF CREW SAVED
Schooner Twilight Last Seen Off Cape
Hatteras in Hurricane.
Cape Henry, Va., Oct. 3. The
schooner reported ashore last night at
Little Kinnakeet. proved to be the
schooner Twilight, which was last seen
off Cape Hatteras in a hurricane Sept.
17. But one of the crew was saved.
Booker Washington, Jr., Gone.
Rowley, Mass., Oct. 3. Booker T.
Washington, Jr., son of the principal
of Tuskegee college in Alabama, dis
appeared from Dummer academy Mon
day afternoon and has not been seen
since. He left Dummer on the 3
o'clock car for Newburyport with a
number of schoolmates and was separ
ated from them.
Dismissed for the 14th Time.
East St. Louis, 111., Oct. 3. The city
council, for the 14th time, dismissed
George O. Purdy from the office of
chief of police last night and instruct
ed Lieutenant Michael Doyle to as
sume charge of the department. Not
withstanding his many dismissals,
Purdy has refused to vacate his office,
being upheld by Mayor Silas Cook.
TAKE ALL TERRITORY TO ORINOCO
TRY TO AROUSE FRENCH
Rouen Placarded by Anti-Military As
Rouen Oct. 3. A large number of
costers were placarded on the wans
here during the night signed by the
Anti-Military association, summoning
new recruits to desert from the army if
they believed they were "unable to en
dure insults, mmishments and vexation
of barracks life," and concluding with
an invitation to the women of Rouen
to form an "International' society of
mothers to resist the despots of the
government who are still thirsting for
human blood." The police tore down
Unconscious Six Days.
Evansville. Ind.. Oct. 3. Miss Anna
Lauer of this city has been unconscious
six days. Her condition is considered
serious. Last Thursday her betrothed,
Dr. Edward Burchardt, fell dead of
heart disease. At the station Miss
Lauer was told of his death and sud
denly fell and became unconscious and
has been in- that state ever-since.
Galesburg, 111., Oct. 3. A young wo
man, who gave her name at Knox col
lege as Emma Burns of Minneapolis
and at her boarding plaee as Florence
Scott, and who claims to have lived for
five years at 529& Jackson boulevard.
Chicago, is in jail charged with pro
curing $1,000 on two forged checks at
the First National bank here. She is
an attractive appearing girl of 20 and
secured the money from the bank by
representing that she was going to col
lege and by showing a note from the
Iast week she tried to obtain $.1,000
from a Monmouth bank by similar de
ception. Officers are busy trying to
penetrate the mystery of her identity
and whether she had an accomplice.
She spent money prodigally here.
In her confession she claimed that a
man accomplice compelled her under
threat of death to procure the money,
but she refuses to divulge his identitv.
BY DIRECT VOTE
Desire of Rhode Island Democrats
Boss System in State and Na
Providence, R. I.. Oct.. 3. The demo
cratic state convention for the nomina
tion of candidates for state offices was
held here today. The platform de
nounces the boss system, which it
declares dominates national and state
affairs, and favors the selection of
I'nited States senators by direct vole.
POLITICS COSTS HIS JOB
Roosevelt Removes U. S. Marshall for
Washington. Oct. 3. President
Roosevelt has determined to remove
Vivian J. Fagin. United States marshal
for the southern district of Ohio, on
the rf port of the civil service commis
sion that he had been guilty of making
political assessments. Marshal O'Xeal
of the western district of Louisiana
also is to go because of general unfit
ness, as' disclosed by the report of a
commissioner of the department of jus
tice. AD REMOVES U S MARSHAL
Washington, Oct. 3. The president
today appointed Eugene Z. Lewis Unit
ed States marshal for the southern dis
trict of Ohio, vice Fagin, removed.
PHOTO IN PACKAGE CLEW
Enabled A. Hansman to Return Pack
age to G. L. Peterson.
G. L. Peterson some three weeks
ago lost a valuable package from his
buggy. In it were articles which th
finder might have realized $2." upon
and in addition plans for Mr. Peter
son's new home. The only thing by
which the owner could be readily trac
ed was his photograph, which happen
ed to also be in the package. A. Hans
man of Rock Island, wa the finder of
the parcel. Though he was not ac
quainted with Mr. Peterson, he began
hunting for the owner and aided by the
photograph as a clew he eventually
succeeded in finding him. Mr. Peter
son was much pleased when his prop
erty was restored, and in addition Jo
giving a liberal reward, he commends
Mr. Hansman's act very highly. More
of that type of honesty would increase
our faith in human nature.
Takes Life With Piece of Wire.
Clinton. Iowa. Oct. 3. Peter Hass.
aged SO, an old resident of this city,
committed suicide yesterday" by strang
ling himself with a piece of wire be
cause of poor health.
What the President 'Would Do
According to Senator
Baltimore, Oct. 3. Senator Isidor
Rayner, in a bitter attack on President
Roosevelt's policy toward Cuba, says:
"If the President has his way wo
will annexeverything down to Orinoco
except the foreign possessions. The
owners of ' the sugar plantations and
the sugar trust will see to it that
Cuba is In an apparent state of agita
tion so as to force annexation. I be
lieve if we desired it we could main
tain the independence of the island.
Jbut it does not look to me as if there
was much sincerity in our purpose to
Samr In TVrre del Fueic.
"The president says the elections In
Cuba are rotten. There Is no doubt
about that: that is the situation down
to Terra del Fuego, but they are no
rottener than the elections that keep
the republican party in power In this
Bodies of Executed Sail
ors Cast Up at
GRUESOME FIND MADE
Police Battle With Robbers Be
fore St. Petersburg
New York. Oct. 3. A Times St. Pet
ersburg special says nine corpses with
sacks over their heads and bullet holes
in tue breasts floated ashore near the
palace of Pettrhof. They are presuma
bly the sailors recently executed at
Munlrrrr I ;! I
St. Petersburg. Oct. 3. In spile of
the appeal for mercy of the widow of
General Kozlov, who was murdered in
the park at Pcterhof July 14 in mis
take for General Trepoff, the assassin
was executed yesterday. The con
demned man persisted to the last in
maintaining his anonymity.
Hoklirrit I'runf ralel.
St. Petersburg, Oct. 3. A bold at
tack made by a number of revolution
ists this afternn on the cashier of
the branch custom house was frustra
ted by the quick action of the iiolice,
who captured several of the attacking
party after a fusilade during which one
is reported killed. Firing occurred at
the bourse end of the palace bridge and
caused great excitement among opera
tors on the bourse and the general pub
lic. BELL WILL ALSO
PROCEED TO CUBA
Army Chief of Staff Ordered to Havana
to Join Secretary
Washington. Oct .3 At the presi
dent's request General Franklin J. Bell,
chief of staff, will proceed as soon an
possible to Havana to consult with Taft.
as to the disposition of American
Chicago. Oct. 3. The 14th artillery,
in command of Captain G. G. Galley.
left Fort Sheridan for Tampa enronto
for Cuba today on two ppecial trains.
fJAGEL IS NOW IN
Man Charged, With Murder of Carl
Brady on Island B Awaits Hearing
of Habeas Corpus Case.
Springfield. 111., Oct. 3. (Special.)
William Nagle, charged with the mur
der of Carl Brady In Rock Island coun
ty, has been brought to this city by the
Henry county authorities, and Is in jail
here pending the hearfng'of the writ of
habeas corpus brought in the supreme
court. It is sought by Nagle's attor
neys, H. A. Weld and Adair Pleasants,
to secure his release on the ground that
he was not tried within four months. A
lengthy return has been prepared by
the sheriff showing the position of the
authorities in the case. Nagle was tak
en to Henry county on a change of
LAND'S . VALUE
Wheat Special From Formerly Worth-
less Tracts in Kansas Makes
, Brief Stop Here.
The statement, i "water will grow
anything," was proved to be a fact
when the citizen of Rock Island in
spected the train load of Kansas pro
ducts yesterday at the Rock Island
Thirtieth street and Fifth avenue de
pot. The exhibit was composed of
agricultural and truck garden products
with a growth in many cases far be
yond the normal size. These products
were grown In the southwestern part
of Kansas, where the land which was
formerly considered valueless has been
developed by the irrigation process un
til it has become an important agri
The special train was composed of
11 cars In charge of a manager and
a corps of assistants. The train ar
rived here yesterday afternoon at 1:50
and departed for Moline at 4 o'clock.
It left this morning at G:25 for Chi