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FIFTY-SIXTH YEAR, XO. 1.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18. 1900.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
SUBMARINE LUTIi! F0UNI
PEN PICTURES OF PROMINENT PEOPLE
TERRIFIC WIND STORM
COMES UP FLORIDA COAST
FAMILIAR FACES A? SEEN IN ROCK ISLAND'S EVERYDAY LIFE.
NO HOPE OF SAVING GREW
May Not be Able to Raise
Boat at Bi-zerta.
MANY VESSELS AID
Accident Starts Discussion of
Abandoning Type of
Bizerla. Oct. 1. The sunken
marine boat Lutin was located
morning by the tug Cyclobes.
n Hope for "rew.
Paris. Oct. 18. In spite of the fact
if was announced from Bizerta this
morning the spot where the submarine
boat Lutin sank Tuesday had been
definitely ascertained, hope of rescu
ing the crew has been practically aban
doned at the ministry of marine- In
deed the prevailing impression there is
the crew was" immediately killed or
rendered unconscious by the accident,
the cause of whicn. however, is still a
mystery, though theories on the sub
ject are numerous.
W4miII Abandon I'Iium f Uontn.
Some newspapers express the opin
ion the repeated accidents to subma
rine boats should lead to an interna
tional agreement to prohibit their use.
claiming it is ' proved they are more
dangerous to their own crews than they
are ever likely to be to the enemy. j
Paris, Oct. IS. All hope for the Li
men imprisoned in the submarine Lutin
in deep water at Bizerta, Tunis, was
abandoned last night, when the follow
ing message was received by t.ie min
istry of marine:
"The operations of the divers have
not been successful up till uightfall.
Work ha been suspended until tomor
row." . ,
While the work of rescue was given
up late last evening, officers engaged
in the salvage work expressed the
opinion that all on board the Lutin had
perished. It is not certain even wheth
er the boat itself ever will be raised.
Divrro ;ri- in Vnln.
The exact location of the submerged
boat had not been found when dark
ness fell. Divers had reached the bot
tom, but owing to the roughness of the
sea they were unaole to remain below
sufficiently long to make a thorough in
vestigation. Fourteen salvage vessels
now form a cordon around the s(to
where the Lutin went down.
The divers descend in relays and
are displaying untiring . energy. All
their endeavors, however, to obtain
definite knowledge as to the Lutin's po-
sitiou in order to permit the utiliza
tion of the pwwerful lifting apparatus
on the spot have been in vain.
The British admiralty has sent, the
bi'ttleship Implacable, tte cruiser Car
uarvou, aud the torpedo boat destroyer
Albatross, as well as several tugs, to
assist in the search
May Have KUIf-il irrvf.
Members of the crew of the tug Ish
inul, which; convoyed the Lutin on its
last voyage, declared that the submar
iue plunged twice successfully and that
after it had gone down for the third
time its bow showed twice above the
surface of the water before it finally
disappeared. This leads to the belief
orary secretary of the world's W. C. T.
L, showed" gains have been made near
ly everywhere in the number of mem
bers and in aclivity. The greatest pro
portional gain has been made in Swe
STANDARD OIL CASE
IN HANDS OF JURY
Closing Day's Proceedings at Findlay.
Ohio, Marked by Clashes of
Findlay. Ohio. Oct. IS. After a trial
of seven days the fate of the Standard
Oil company of Ohio, charged with
conspiracy against trade, was placed in
the hands of ihe jury at S:30 last night.
The day's proceedings were the most
strenuous of the trial.
Tension between the counsel on either
side, which had been on the increase
as the case progressed, reached the
breaking point yesterday and hot words
of criticism passed. This resulted from
the receipt of a telegram by the attor
ney general stating mat tne .uannattan
Oil company had sold out to the Stand
ard for $2,000,000. This was declared
by the defense as a trick to influence
the jury. Prosecution retorted the
matter would have never reached the
jury had not Attorney Kline, for the
defense, mentioned the matter in open
court. The Incident was closed by a
severe admonition from the court. Tne
jury was instructed not to regard the
JURY HOLDS 8-HOUR
LAW WAS VIOLATED
Government Contractor Found Guilty
by Jury at Boston of Working
Men Nine Hours.
Boston. Oct. IS. A verdict of guilty
was returned today in the test case
brought by the government against
William H. Ellis, a local contractor
who was charged with violating the
federal --1tuur" law orr work at 4k
Charleston navy yard. The case re
sulted from complaints made by labor
leaders who held Ellis was employing
men nine hours a day on government
work. The penalty in the case is im
prisonment for six mouths or a fine
of 11,000, or ooth.
that the catastrophe resulted from a
sudden leak at the stern. The water
probably rushed in rapidly and over
turned the accumulator. This would
cause deadly fumes to emanate from
the acids and the crew would have no
chance for life.
WORLD'S W. C. T. U.
Welcomed on Behalf of City and State
and Spends Day Organizing and
Boston, Oct. 18. The actual busi
ness of the convention of the World's
Women's Christian Temperance union
began today. The early forenoon de
votional service was followed by the
opening of the convention proper in
Treniont temple, the delegates being
called to order by Airs. Lillian M. N.
Stevens. Governor Guild extended a
welcome in behalf of the state, and
Mayor Fitzgerald ou that of the city.
The remainder of the day was taken
up with organization and reports of
officers, committees 'and commission
ers. Mrs. Stevens read a letter of greet
ing from Lady Henry Somerset of Eng
land, president of the world's W. C. T.
U., who was unable to attend the con
vention. Tin rejxjrt f Agnes 13. Slack, lion
MEDALS FOR HEROISM
Several Acts of Bravery Recognized by
the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission.
Pittsburg, Oct. IS. Sixteen more
awards of funds and of medals were
made yesterday by the Carnegie hero
fund commission. Among others were:
Bronze medal and $2,000 to be devo
ted to educational purposes to William
G. Stillwell, 13-year-old orphan of Bel
lalre, Mich., for rescuing from drown
ing Ruth L. Schoolcraft, 11 years old.
April 20, 1900.
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AJl WilV; .UtUdl CI 11 M 1 ' 1 1 J 1 11 1U 111 . . . h .
J. A. Darst. 14. years old. Chicago, for WiaMdcnuu uH.D... wm.
F. O. VAN GALDER.
Journalist . fratcrnizer, playwright aud politician, Mr. Van (.aider
is one of the bust known men in Kock Island, liaised in Sycamore, lie
"reeei ved li is education In t he "pul ftvliolnieixv'Jbcjcan -"wri t i ng short
stories at an early age and enlerediewspaper work as devil in theotliee of
the City WVekly then? in lsTtf. Tv years later he owned a hall interest
in. the paper aud also the True Republican, a semi-weekly publication,
lie became editor of t he Modern Woodman, the oflieial p;iper of the great
M. W. A. order in. lbU3, editing the periodical in Sycamore until IbUb,
when he moved to Hock island, lie is still editor of the Woodman, lie
sides his prominence in the fraternal order, he is the author of several
Modern Woodmen plays, two of the most important Inking "Carl John
son, the Woodman," and "The Forged 'ertilicate," the lirst having been
produced 1..1O0 times and the latter l.OOO times by home talent in Modern
Woodmen and other entertainers throughout the country. Mr. Van
Ualderisan active, uncompromising republican, and in Sycamore was
city clerk and member of the board of education. During the late un
pleasantness in Illinois republican politics he wjis a Culloni man. lie is
a ready taJker as well as a ready writer, a happy story teller and Jin all
around good fellow. He is a member of the Tri-City Press club.
LABOR MAY STRIKE
Hands Down a Sweep
IS COMMON LAW RIGHT
Union, However, Must Not Involve
Third Parties to Injurious
assisting in the rescue or two young
men from Lake Michigan. -
Bronze medal and $1,000 to Clifford
W. Snyder, 14 years old. South Haven,
Mich., for participation with Darst In
the rescue work.
Silver medal to Elsie C. Plantz, 15
years old, Appleton, Wis., who on Jan.
20, 1905, endangered her life in rescu
ing three persons who had broken into
a lake.while tobogganing. Miss Plantz
Is the daughter of the president of
Lawrence university at AnnWnn
Bronze medal to Irving Church of Boston, Oct. 18. ine ngni oi
Menominee Falls, Wis., for participa-1 borers to organize unions and to utilize
tion in this rescue. immh nnronhaiinna hv instituting a
utrllra le an ovorisp nf the COIDDlOn
IS PAYING ALL ' EXPENSES law right of every citizen to pursue his
calllnc. whether of labor or business,
McKinley Memorial Association Has as he in liis Judgment thinks fit. The
Put $9,C00 Away in Interest. I unions have a right to determine what
Canton, Ohio, Oct. 18. Secretary kind of workmen shall compose the
Hartzel of the McKinley Memorial as-1 union."
sociation today gave out a statement! Appeal From injunction
showing the association has paid all This' Is the sweeping ruling of the
expenses and has accumulated a orofit I supreme court of Massachusetts in a
of "more than $9,000 from interest in decision handed down In the case of an
the meantime. I appeal from an injunction obtained by
the stone pointers aga.nst the stone
SARR1ENS WILL 55TFP fl I IT cutters. After going on to say in ef
reel mat ue uuiuu maj ics: -lu-
French Premier's Resignation to Be on bine against another union, even to
the Ground of III Health. the point of disaster to tne union corn-
Paris. Oct. 18. H. Sarrien's retire- bined against, the court rules that it is
meut from the premiership has been! no1 ,csal for a union to involve an m-
decided upon and probably will be of-1 nocent third party in its dispute.
ficially announced tomorrow It is re- says: "in our opinion organized
garded as certain President Fallieres I labor's right of coercion and compul-
will ask Interior Minister Clemenceau sion a limited to strikes on persons
to assume the premiershiD Sarrien'B I wUn "Whom tne organization has a
resignation will be tendered purely on trade dispute, or to put it another way,
the ground of ill health. we are ' tne Plnion that a strike on
A. with whom the striker has no trade
Polish Theater Reopened. . I dispute, to compel A to force B to
Vilnia, Russia, Oct 18. The Polish I yield to the strikers' demands, is an
theater, performances in which have I unjustifiable mterfe-ence with the
been prohibited for 40 years, was re- rights of A to pursue his calling as he
opened today with much ceremony in I thlnka best."
the presonco of Uie governor general. I The case grew out of a dispute be
tween the stone cutters and the stono
pointers employed by a Boston contrac
tor. The cutters demanded that the
employer dismiss the pointers who had
refused to join the cutters' union.
CAMPAIGN GIFTS BY
FEDERAL EMPLOYES CUT
Civil Service Commission "Calls Down"
President and Orders Iowa Repub
licans to Rescind Requests.
Washington, Oct. 18. Besides call
ing down President. Roosevelt, for vio
lating the law prohibiting any employe
of the government from making poli
tical contributions, the civil service
commission has directed the republi
can campaign committee of Iowa to
withdraw a letter sent to government
officials ' and clerks here asking for
money. The law authorizes prosecu
tion for its violation, but the commis
sion will not take such action against
Mr. Roosevelt, the congressional re
publican committee, or the. Iowa state
The president testified to the com
mission that he did not contribute his
dollar . to Representative Sherman,
chairman of the congressional commit
tee, but sent it to some one else. The
law prohibits contributions "direct or
indirect,"- so that the president's ex
cuse is of no avail.
GRANGES IN ARMY
President Decides to Alter North
ern and Southwestern
MARINES TO LEAVE CUBA
Seven Thousand Soldiers Will Be Sent
There A Governor and Min
ister for Panama.
Strictest of All Conscripts Announced
By Governors of Provinces
St. Petersburg, Oct. 18. Premier
Stolypin has sent a circular to the
provincial governors instructing them
to announce to the inhabitants the
strictest of all conscripts. Refusing to
serve -with the colors will, be tried by
drumhead court martial.
Washington, Oct. 18. The president
has decided to rearrange the military
divisions, making Chicago the head
quarters of the northern division under
command of Major General Greely, and
St. Louis headquarters of the south
western division under command of
Brigadier General Funston.
To Call Marine Back.
Orders will be issued within a few
days for the withdrawal of all but 500
marines now in Cuba. They will be re
placed by additional levies of troops
drawn from this country until the total
force in Cuba numbers about 7,000.
(iovrrnor anil Minister.
It was decided at a conference be
tween the president and Secretary Taft
today to appoint a governor as well as
an American minister for Pananla, al
though the names of the persons se
lected have not been announced.
across Wyoming, to the annoyance o
ranchmen. Inspector McLaughlin in
duced about fifty of them to return to
BANKERS ACT FOR
Adopt Reports of Committees Bearing
Upon Features Tending to
- That End.
St. Louis, Oct. IS. Elastic currency
and currency reform constituted tin
paramount topic at today's session of
the convention of the American Hani'
ers' association. Immediately upon re-
.issembliug, the reports of the clearing
house conference and bill of lading
committees were read. The latter com
mittee recommended that there be pre
sen ted to congress in December amend'
ments to the rate bill to follow the
xisting bill of lading clause, that will
provide negotiability for bills of lad
ing when issued in negotiable form,
and also define the rights and liabili
ties of the parties thereto.
After passing a resolution for th
appointment of a committee to gather
evidence of breaking, the interstate
commerce law by express companies
doing a banking business, the conven
tion adjourned until tomorrow, when
the currency- reform question will be
the special order of business.
OR. BROUWER HELD
GUILTLESS OF CRIME
New Jersey Man Acquitted After Long
And Sensational Trial for
, Wife Murder,
Tom s Hiver. N. .1.. Oct. IS. After a
trial lasting about 10 days. Dr. Frank
L. Brouwer, indicted for the murder
of his wife by poison, was acquitted
yesterday. The jury brought in a ver
dict, of "not guilty" inside of an hour.
Dr. Brouwer was brought in, looking
pale, but showing little signs of ner
vousness. The jury then filed into Hie
box and the foreman was asked if they
had agreed on a verdict. He prompt
ly replied: "We find a verdict of not
Instantly the court room was in an
uproar. Men and women cheered and
applauded, in spite of the rapping for
order, and the court officers had dif
ficulty in suppressing the noise. 'Kin
ally, when quiet was restored. Dr.
Brouwer was formally discharged, lie
was so overcome that he could scarce
First Heard of at Key
West Early in the
BLOWS 72 MILES HOUR
Communication With Several
Points Lost After Damage
Had Been Reported.
New York, Oct. IS. Cubic communi
cation with Havana, which was inter
rupted ate last night, had not been
restored at 1 o'clock today. The break
was undoubtedly caused by a severe
storm which swept over Cuba and
which was described by the Havana
operator Just before communication
was lost, as having reached cyclonic
( limit 'uliiiuliiu Im Ilil.
Dispatches received early last ninlil.
stated a hurricane with rain prevailed
in Havana and that United States
troops in Camp Columbia were much
liscommoded. Later the Havana oper
ator told Key West the storm had in
creased in fury, leveling inland wires
eading from Cable Hut. Then fid-
lowed an entire break in telegraphic
lilt Mlmni, Kin.
Atlanta, Ga., Oct. IS. There has
been no communication with Miami,
Fla., since morning. Just before the
wire failed, t he operator at Miami re
ported the storm and said there were
two feet of water in his office. This
report reached Atlanta from Jackson
ville, the latter point working direct
Miami is about 3i0 miles south of
Jacksonville on the east coast, and it
s supposed the Cuban cyclone has
fciruck-the julatui-wiib full force.!.
SENATOR ALLISON IS WELL
Iowa Statesman Writes He Will Be
Able to Return to Congress.
Council BInffs, Oct. IS. In a letter to
General Greenville M. Dodge, acknowl
edging his invitation to attend the an
nual meeting of the Society of the Ar
my of the Tennessee, Senator William
B. Allison says he has so far recovered
his health that he will be able to re
sume his duties in Washington when
LAST OF MANCHURIAN ARMY
Order Issued Disbanding Organization
Used Against Japanese.
St. Petersburg. Oct. 18. The final
step in the demobilization of Russia's
great Manchuria army was taken today
when an order was published disband
ing the staff army of the far east as
it is officially designated. Only the
corps commander will remain in Manchuria.
TROOPS TO DRIVE INDIANS
Wyoming Governor Appeals to Have
Utes Taken Away.
Cheyenne, Wyo., Oct. 18. Governor
Brooks has telegraphed the Interior de
partment for federal troops to arrest
and remove a band of 200 Ute Indians
in the vicinity of Gillette, Wyo., who
have become drunk add are defying
the authorities. The Indians were re
cently allotted lands in Utah, but be
came dissatisfied and started overland
R. P. Murdock, Editor, Dead.
Chicago, Oct. 18. R. P. Murdock. for
23 years one of the proprietors of the
Wichita (Kan.) Eagle, died last night
at the Chicago hospital. Mr. Murdock
was one of the best known newspaper
men in the western country. His con
nection with the Wichita Eagle in the
days Immediately following the civil
war and his influence exerted through
his newspaper had much to do with
the building up of the trans-Mississippi
( nnuvl Ht-ui'li nlli I'lorMu.
Atlanta. Ga.. Oct, 18. The Wereiii
Union rc jtorts all wires gone south of
Jacksonville itnd there is no means of
communication to South Florida.
Itrvirtv iMxtiril ill tmbiosiun.
Washington. Oct. IS. A general re
view of weather conditions issued by
the weather bureau today says:
"Tropical disturbances of small dia
meter but of gruat severity In and near
the vortex passed over Sandy Key and
Key West, Fla.. at 2 thin morning, the
maximum wind velocity at the first,
named station being 72 miles per hour.
The disturbance is now apparently
central off the southeastern Florida
coast moving north of northeast. Storm
warnings are displayed on the Florida
coast from Norfolk to Jackson Hie.
Leader of Tammany Hall Declares Can
didates Are Being Held Up
New York. Ovt. 18. Charles F. Mur
phy, leader of Tammany hall. In an in
terview today charged that the mana
gers of the Independence league at Gil
sey house are holding up candidates for
cash. The Independence league head
quarters is at the Gilsey house. Mur
phy said tins nominations made by Tam
many hall in this cily would be insist
ed upon regardless of any action taken
uy iue independence league.
Ohio Bank President Indicted.
Poraeroy, Ohio, Oct. 18. E. C. Cox,
former president of the Middleport
bank, which failed a few clays ago, has
been indicted by the grand" jury. He
is charged with causing the failure of
the bank, which closed with little cash
on haud, though it had deposits of
nearly $100,000, mostly from poor people.
, Vaudeville Man Killed.
Cedar Rapids,-Iowa, Oct. 18. John
G. Kane, supposed to be a well known
vaudeville theatrical manager, was
killed by the cars here today.
Illinois Man Heads K. of P.
New Orleans. Oct. 18. The supreme
lodge of Knights of Pythias today elect
ed officers with Charles A. Barnes of
Jacksonville, 111., supreme chancellor.
FOR NORTHWEST SETTLERS
Tablet Unveiled by Mrs. Longworth at
Marifa, Ohio, Oct. 18. A tablet in
commemoration of the first permanent
settlement In Ihe old Northwest terri
tory was unveiled here today by Mr.
Nicholas Longworth on the college
campus In the presence of u large and
distinguished gathering of prominent
citizens from all parts of the country.
BAD BLAZE AT BIRMINGHAM
Store Buildings Bum In Alabama City
' With Loss of $300,000.
Birmingham, Ala., Oct. 18. Fire ear
ly today destroyed the buildings occu
pied by the Krowell Hardware com
pany and the Birmingham Dry Goods
company. The loss Is $300,000, and In
surance three-fourths of the loss. Four
firemen were injured.
Two Killed in Collision.
Pueblo. Col., Oct. 18. Two men wera
killed, while more than a score of pas
sengers were injured, as the result of
a head-on collision between two Santa
Fe express trains near Manzanlllo yes
terday afternoon. Both locomotives
were demolished a was the. baggace
car on the eaetbouud train.